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Overnight Open Thread (26 Jul 2014)

My apologies for being late but my internet decided to take a break for a few hours. I just got it back.

How about a little doom to kick off the ONT. 15 reasons why the party on Wall St. is about to end in tears.

Military Enlistment

This map of enlistment rates by state is not surprising.

When Animals Go Bad

Well, you can add giant anteaters to your list of animals to watch out for. They killed two hunters in Brazil.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead season 5 trailer was unveiled yesterday at San Diego Comic Con. I was a bit surprised at how much it reveals so don't watch it if you want to remain spoiler free.

Star Wars

America's favorite Star Wars movies and characters. These results are about right although I would rate Revenge Of The Sith higher than Phantom Of The Menace. One thing though. How the hell does Jar Jar Binks get a 29% favorable rating?

Bonus: Here's the latest trailer for the animated series Star Wars: Rebels.

Animated Weather Map Of Earth

This is a pretty cool website by Cameron Beccario that has wind, temp, and other overlays. They've now added an overlay that is called the Misery Index which is based on perceived temperature. I'm surprised the blue state big cities aren't glowing red in misery based on their AGW beliefs.
h/t

Suicide Bomber Pro-tips

Oh man. It might be wise to remove a suicide vest from a dead terrorist prior to parading him down the street. Suicide bomber kills his own mourners.
Update: A commenter has pointed out that this was a mortar/rocket hit in Syria. Bummer, I liked the idea of a jihadi work accident better.

Remember the underwear bomber? It would seem that because he wore the same pair of underwear for two weeks, it degraded the device and prevented the successful takedown of the flight he was on back on Christmas Day 2009.

Rotisserie Chicken

Ever notice that buying an already cooked rotisserie chicken is usually cheaper than buying an uncooked one at the supermarket? Here's why.

Cat Video

Kitten practicing its Kung Fu moves.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by anatomy of songs:

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Posted by: CDR M at 10:50 PM




Comments

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1 Bang Bang in DC! Get your six shooter on and take a San Antonio stroll.

Go on I dare you...

Posted by: Blue Star Ointment at July 26, 2014 10:49 PM (9R4HJ)

2 YAY!

Thanks Maet.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 26, 2014 10:49 PM (4Mv1T)

3 Present!

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at July 26, 2014 10:49 PM (oWhIO)

4 Howdy, y'all....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 10:50 PM (T1005)

5 Barack Obama - Master of the Universe

Not content to simply be able to travel backwards and sideways through time, Obama has declared his intent to bend the universe itself to his mighty will!

http://politicalhat.com/?p=6356

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 26, 2014 10:50 PM (lN8KC)

6 Thanks Maet.
Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 26, 2014 10:49 PM (4Mv1T)

*****

I do believe thanks to CDR-M are in order. Evening Horde.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 10:52 PM (ojnk6)

7 Verizon had to reset my IP address.

Posted by: CDR M at July 26, 2014 10:52 PM (93D1V)

8 Dang, I didn't get a cool hash with the reset.

Posted by: CDR M at July 26, 2014 10:53 PM (93D1V)

9 2
YAY!



Thanks Maet.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 26, 2014 10:49 PM (4Mv1T)


Pssst! It's the weekend....it's not Maet.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 10:53 PM (T1005)

10 Well, you can add giant anteaters to your list of animals to watch out for. They killed two hunters in Brazil.

That's what they get for going up against the UC Irvine basketball team...

Posted by: The Political Zot at July 26, 2014 10:53 PM (lN8KC)

11 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2014 10:54 PM (RmZpe)

12 Obama has declared his intent to bend the universe itself to his mighty will!

Onward to fruitopia!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 26, 2014 10:54 PM (cZmyL)

13 Watch out for those spiny anteaters. They're deadly.

Posted by: logprof at July 26, 2014 10:54 PM (GW/jL)

14 Apparently today as San Diego Comic-Con someone could not handle how awesome Jessica Nigri is and decided to go all 'mean girl' on her.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 10:54 PM (RIuQv)

15 It's Caturday!

Posted by: Alana at July 26, 2014 10:55 PM (c7UnY)

16 I'm bending the cost curve down.

Posted by: Master of the Universe at July 26, 2014 10:55 PM (eAJwE)

17 I didn't beg my congressman.

I dared him.


Please , don't resist EEObama's executive action. Don't fight amnesty,


Let me know who the Prog-lites are.

Posted by: noone, really at July 26, 2014 10:55 PM (jGmRo)

18 Two deaths by anteater ... in four years.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 26, 2014 10:55 PM (lMbp5)

19 Anteaters of the Amazon basin are not cute and cuddly. They do not have mere claws, think 'raptor claws on their paws. Why? So they can rip apart quickly a log to find the insects inside.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 10:56 PM (RIuQv)

20 Oooh, I love the black and white kitten. She must only four weeks old.

And, I haven't laughed so hard at anything in a long while as I did at that kitty video! One of my cats used to attack my toy "Fur Real" animatronic cats, but nothing like this!

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at July 26, 2014 10:56 PM (KL49F)

21 Those aren't corduroy pillows!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 10:56 PM (GsmA5)

22 Anteaters? HAAAHHAHAAAHAHAHAHAH!

Posted by: Honey Badger at July 26, 2014 10:56 PM (eAJwE)

23 18 Two deaths by anteater ... in four years.
Posted by: Waterhouse at July 26, 2014 10:55 PM (lMbp5)


Maybe if we put anteaters in a tornado we can get that death toll higher.

Posted by: SyFy Channel Executive at July 26, 2014 10:56 PM (93D1V)

24 That animated weather map is pretty cool.

Posted by: davidt at July 26, 2014 10:56 PM (yHnDD)

25 Sorry CDR M. I even sang the "Like a good neighbor" song in the last thread to conjure you up.

So used to saying "Thanks Maet" during the week.

My bad.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 26, 2014 10:57 PM (4Mv1T)

26 Those anteaters are vicious. They've got claws and big teeth and fangs.

Posted by: freaked at July 26, 2014 10:57 PM (JdEZJ)

27 So a giant anteater would be a UCI alum who plays for the New Jersey York NFC team?

Posted by: logprof at July 26, 2014 10:58 PM (GW/jL)

28 No biggie TR.

Posted by: CDR M at July 26, 2014 10:58 PM (93D1V)

29 heh.
Worked again.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at July 26, 2014 10:58 PM (1Mxs7)

30 I agree, Star Wars ranking (so far) goes
V
IV
VI
III
I
II
And there's a pretty big gap between VI and III. Honestly, the storyline in the Knights of the Old Republic game was better than most of the movies. Star Wars' biggest flaw was its creator's inability to tell a story. Great concepts, great setting, now walk away George.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 10:59 PM (zfY+H)

31
Spiny AnteaterNado, sequel to Sharknado.


Coming soon, to a rotten log near you!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2014 11:00 PM (vvk2F)

32 How do you eat a giant ant?

Posted by: Some Dude at July 26, 2014 11:00 PM (gXGUN)

33 Evening, weirdos what live in my ipad.

My folks threw a rocking going away party for us tonight. Catering, band, the whole deal.

I might be sorta drunk. And I might be thinking about sparking a spliff.

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:00 PM (Pvcl5)

34 Personally, I liked Phantom Menace the best.

Plus we had a Phantom Menace video game that my young kids became so obsessed with that I had to break the CD in half to break them of it.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 26, 2014 11:01 PM (4Mv1T)

35 Episode V wins because there actually was a good screenwriter on the project - Leigh Brackett. She helped write the screenplays for Red River and The Big Sleep plus wrote science fiction. Back when George Lucas was a pimply kid no less.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:01 PM (RIuQv)

36 my transgendered uncle was an anteater.

Posted by: barky at July 26, 2014 11:01 PM (+cBx8)

37 That splodeydope funeral thing is a Syrian funeral that was hit by a mortar a while back. The Syrian rebel flags are visible.

Posted by: Um, at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (sLRtQ)

38 Honey Badger don't give an anteater!

Posted by: Honey Badger at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (eAJwE)

39 >>>
How do you eat a giant ant?<<<

With lots of ketchup.

Posted by: Dark Wing Duck at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (9R4HJ)

40 14 Apparently today as San Diego Comic-Con someone could not handle how awesome Jessica Nigri is and decided to go all 'mean girl' on her.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 10:54 PM

D A v e / M A x went to comic com? Oooh, he was that he/she pic i saw linked. Who knew?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (RC6fx)

41 How do you eat a giant ant?

We eat YOU.

Posted by: THEM at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (cZmyL)

42 Posted by: Um, at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (sLRtQ)


Well damn. I liked the other story better.

Posted by: CDR M at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (93D1V)

43 Hey everybody. Here's some stuff I learned today:

1., the internet is full of insecure assholes with something to prove.
2., same said people would shit their pants if they had to face the people they're proving it to in person.
and 3., one of the best ways to deal with the above is to shove their shit right back in their ugly faces.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:03 PM (Vh4i6)

44 Dinsdale! Dinsdale!

Posted by: spiny norman at July 26, 2014 11:03 PM (GsmA5)

45 Any hunter killed by an anteater is a really bad hunter.

Posted by: cm9000 at July 26, 2014 11:04 PM (Om9Yh)

46 "Remember the underwear bomber? It would seem that because he wore the same pair of underwear for two weeks, it degraded the device and prevented the successful takedown of the flight he was on back on Christmas Day 2009."

The jokes are so easy, I'm not going to even bother.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 26, 2014 11:04 PM (7vwC8)

47 I'm sorry, qdpsteve. (That was for me, wasn't it?)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:04 PM (GsmA5)

48 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:03 PM (Vh4i6)

What were you arguing with them about?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 26, 2014 11:04 PM (oyOpn)

49 nerdygirl: as Johnny Carson used to say, "Instead of continuing, I'll just pause here for a few seconds while you all make up your own joke."
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:05 PM (Vh4i6)

50 For those not on Twitter, today I posted the most epic obituary I have ever read.

The title: Kevin J. McGroarty Has Achieved Room Temperature.

Link at my nic.

Posted by: mpfs, You Knew The Rules, You Knew The Boundaries, Mahalo at July 26, 2014 11:05 PM (0MoWe)

51 That wasn't a suicide belt. I looked it up. You can see the body intact on the ground. The mourners were hit with a rocket and it takes place in Syria.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 26, 2014 11:05 PM (58ht/)

52 The jokes are so easy, I'm not going to even bother.
Like where did the anti-Joooo asshole enlist? In the Brown Shorts!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:06 PM (GsmA5)

53 >>>D A v e / M A x went to comic com?

Clique hive mind mean girl!!!

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:06 PM (Pvcl5)

54 That's what they get for going up against the UC Irvine basketball team...

Posted by: The Political Zot at July 26, 2014 10:53 PM (lN8KC)

If it were your duty in life to eat nasty, bitter ants (loaded with formic acid), you'd be grouchy, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2014 11:06 PM (8Fl6F)

55 That wasn't a suicide belt. I looked it up. You can see the body intact on the ground. The mourners were hit with a rocket and it takes place in Syria.
Posted by: Pug the Boneless
-----------------------------

That would better explain all the "Aloha Snackbar" shouting.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 26, 2014 11:06 PM (4Mv1T)

56 Nobody saved a bad joke like Carson. Some of his funniest stuff was when a joke bombed and he made it work anyway

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:06 PM (zfY+H)

57 My hash sounds scary! I wonder ifI amlegal? I do have a very large magazine!

Posted by: Some Dude at July 26, 2014 11:07 PM (gXGUN)

58 #36 barky

It's pronounced AWNT, you stupid, illiterate, down low golf faggot.

Posted by: wookie'chelle at July 26, 2014 11:07 PM (+cBx8)

59 Fenelon: typical BS. Asshole atheists beating up on people for professing that they love their Christian faith.

Nothing to quote, but I think I did a halfway decent job of beating the asshole down. Of course I called him a Stalinist, which is IMHO an effective putdown (even though I use it a lot, maybe way too much) because it's an accurate description of these freaks.

Then when said asshole, quite predictably, gave me a hard time about my "unChristian response," I told him I could care less and he couldn't know less about it if he tried.

On the net, especially at FB, I don't care how right or left you are, or how devout or atheist you are. I'm REALLY big on, I treat you with EXACTLY as much respect as you treat me and others. The end.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (Vh4i6)

60 15 reasons why the party on Wall St. is about to end in tears.

Could part of the reason be that there's two number 8s?

Posted by: --- at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (MMC8r)

61 gXGUN: will travel.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (GsmA5)

62 Remember Kristen Bell, that pretty-but-vapid actress who was in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and probably some other garbage? She recently starred in a skit for (not)Funny or Die, showing Mary Poppins leaving because she's only paid the US Federal minimum wage. Let's forget for a moment that this skit doesn't even make sense in context because Mary Poppins' character does her duties in London:

http://tinyurl.com/o3eks4d

I bring it up now because Reason TV's rebuttal by Remi is awesome and shows some of the hypocrisy of both Bell and (not) Funny or Die.

http://tinyurl.com/m97n8do

I'd wager that Bell doesn't pay some of her staffers a "living wage" and that Bell uses all kinds of tax dodges to decrease her tax burden.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (B6dG9)

63 Damn I got distracted from my special AtC bday pic i plannex cause I got carried away & cleared out the master bedroom to live into finally. She'll just have to settle for this moldy oldie http://tinypic.com/r/2ihrtiv/6

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (RC6fx)

64 LOL Bebes, then I hope Jessica has a TASER bra...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (RIuQv)

65 43

Uh-oh. Here at the hq or someplace else on these dadgum interwebz?

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone but Kinda Likes Drama at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (QULHk)

66 Christopher Taylor: yep.

Kevin Spacey does a Carson impression that's so accurate, it's spooky. I'm surprised no one offers him money to actually *do* whole shows as Carson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:09 PM (Vh4i6)

67 I like my new hash.

Posted by: mpfs, You Knew The Rules, You Knew The Boundaries, Mahalo at July 26, 2014 11:09 PM (0MoWe)

68 How do you eat a giant ant?

Posted by: Some Dude at July 26, 2014 11:00 PM (gXGUN)
Michael Douglas might know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2014 11:09 PM (8Fl6F)

69 Do not punch GGG in the face. It won't end well

Posted by: The_real_ch3 at July 26, 2014 11:10 PM (LwKUt)

70 Could part of the reason be that there's two number 8s?
But there's no #13 either.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:10 PM (GsmA5)

71 Could part of the reason be that there's two number 8s?
Posted by: --- at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (MMC8r)

There's also no number 13.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 26, 2014 11:10 PM (B6dG9)

72 That splodeydope funeral thing is a Syrian funeral that was hit by a mortar a while back.>>>

I noticed the missing leg of one of the injured. And it looks like you see the body they were carrying intact about 3/4s the way through. So bad headline but still schadenfreudy.

Posted by: Swatara at July 26, 2014 11:10 PM (XFT89)

73 I like kittehs, hate the blues, and have no opinion whatsoever on Anteaters.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:11 PM (fsLdt)

74 Mama, daddy golfs a lot.

Does he ever get it in the hole ?

Posted by: malaria obama at July 26, 2014 11:11 PM (+cBx8)

75 Another great thing Carson would do when he was bombing, was to grab down the boom mike above him and speak directly into it like the manager at a Kmart.

"Aisle 12! Pantyhose!!"
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:11 PM (Vh4i6)

76 YOU WILL NOT GET OFF THE HOOK BY STARTING WITH a cuuute fuzzzy widddew kittteeeeehhhhh

Okay, absolved.

====

Hell in a Leaky Handbasket Dept.
26-year border guard on abandonment of security between USA and Mexico [14:37]
c/o littlebonanzaproductions.com
http://youtu.be/ZnkSXosZhic

Originally saw the interview on Moonbattery
http://moonbattery.com/?p=48287

chrissy on PoliNation does a nice job parsing out some of the key info in text and graphics, for those not as transfixed as I was for the whole fourteen minutes.
http://polination.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/lord-jesus-come-soon/

Essentially, not a lot you might not already know, but pulling it all together in one nice doomy package with a mushroom cloud on top.

Spoilers: we are already at that word Andrew Breitbart whispered.
http://youtu.be/YthG-MeKcbQ?t=26s

But, let's all have a great weekend.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just flew in from the outer limits and greep are my flrmgys tired! at July 26, 2014 11:12 PM (U13jb)

77 Isn't 0MoWe part of the chorus of 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:12 PM (GsmA5)

78 "Oh man. It might be wise to remove a suicide vest from a dead terrorist prior to parading him down the street. Suicide bomber kills his own mourners.

Update: A commenter has pointed out that this was a mortar/rocket hit
in Syria. Bummer, I liked the idea of a jihadi work accident better."




Still wrong. Saw over at Free Republic that it was a car bomb in Syria. They had the same video. It was from two years ago, and they named the exact place and time. I'll see if I can find it and post a link.



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 26, 2014 11:12 PM (f6Wuw)

79 So how they hangin tonight?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at July 26, 2014 11:12 PM (Y2eQR)

80 And Thrawn owes me a Coke!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:13 PM (GsmA5)

81
Some nice photos of the destruction in Gaza:

https://twitter.com/BoothWilliam

You reap what you sow or plan to sow...

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 26, 2014 11:13 PM (58ht/)

82 That splodeydope funeral thing is a Syrian funeral that was hit by a mortar a while back. The Syrian rebel flags are visible.

Posted by: Um, at July 26, 2014 11:02 PM (sLRtQ)

A target-rich environment. Anyone out in the street mourning the death of a terrorist is a legitimate target.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2014 11:13 PM (8Fl6F)

83 andycanuck, re "Lion Sleeps Tonight":

for years when I was a kid, I would have sworn they were singing "a-wing-o-wet, a-wing-o-wet..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:13 PM (Vh4i6)

84 Yeah I've seen Spacey's Carson, its so accurate and perfect its like he's not there and Carson came back. Its unreal.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:13 PM (zfY+H)

85 Ants basically taste like chicken.

Posted by: Giant Anteater at July 26, 2014 11:14 PM (fsLdt)

86 andycanuck: you think I was offended by *you* somehow?? No no no no no, I'm talking about Facebook assholes. ;-)

I'm certain you would conduct yourself with far more class than these jerks were earlier today about stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:15 PM (Vh4i6)

87 80 And Thrawn owes me a Coke!
Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:13 PM (GsmA5)

Only if I get a Coke that says "Share with: Andycanuck".

Probability of that occurrence: slim.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 26, 2014 11:15 PM (B6dG9)

88 So, bit of a bleg -- we're thinking of spending Labor Day weekend in DC, launching from Greensboro, NC. The BH has to work Thursday but is taking Friday off, and has to work again on Tuesday.



(1) I'm thinking of driving up on Thursday and picking her up at the airport -- 'cause I've never been to that neck of the woods. Good idea, or bad idea? If I do, where should I drive to before I get a hotel on the way back to Greensboro?



(2) Which airport is better, Reagan or Dulles?



(3) For someone who's never been, what are the "must do's" for all-day Friday, Sat, Sun, and to late afternoon Monday?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (T1005)

89 "

6-30-2012

Zamalka, Syria: Car bomb in a funeral procession



A car bomb exploded in a funeral procession in Zamalka, a suburb of
the Syrian capital Damascus, killing around 60 and wounding many more.

20-25 of the wounded have been later on executed by security forces in the hospital in the nearby town of Kafar Batna."







http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184976/posts

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (z3r4P)

90 52 The jokes are so easy, I'm not going to even bother.
Like where did the anti-Joooo asshole enlist? In the Brown Shorts!
Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:06 PM (GsmA5)

Yeah, I was thinking that anyone who doesn't change his underwear for 2 weeks may as well commit suicide because he ain't getting' laid anytime soon.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (7vwC8)

91 Well they certainly have the Gothic Lolita look down pat...

http://youtu.be/mw68ccqUZt8

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (RIuQv)

92 If I were writing Star Wars episodes 7 - 9...

Luke heads the rebuilt Jedi, with help from spirit Obi-wan, Anakin, and that other guy.

Han and Leia get married and have twins, a boy and a girl(it's in her genes). The boy becomes Luke's apprentice.

The force is strong with Leia and her children(it's in her genes).

Jar-Jar dies a horrible death.

Spirit Palpatine seduces Leia to the Dark Side, promising she can bring order to the galaxy. To seal the deal she kills Han. Her daughter, miffed that she isn't allowed to be a Jedi because she's a girl, becomes Leia's apprentice.

Luke and Leia battle, Leia's children battle, spirit guys battle.


Posted by: davidt at July 26, 2014 11:17 PM (yHnDD)

93 The rotisserie chicken. Who knew that grocery stores would be able to find a way to make a profit from a potential loss.

Profit? Weren't they selling those chickens at a lower cost after using employees to cook them? Yes they were, but they also know that a person that buys those chickens will also buy potato salad/cole slaw/macaroni salad/macncheese and other items from their deli section.

That is what capitalism is.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 26, 2014 11:17 PM (+Fae7)

94 And youtube link to the same video from two years ago.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWuZFECEIF8

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 26, 2014 11:17 PM (7DyZz)

95 So has the left wing and pro radical Muslim UN voted for military action against Israel yet? :^(

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 26, 2014 11:17 PM (oyOpn)

96 Ok, I'm bored. Horde poll!!!

A) do shots

2). Smoke grass

Vote now! And just like real life, no one cares if you vote more than once or use a fake name.

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:18 PM (Pvcl5)

97 Her daughter, miffed that she isn't allowed to be a Jedi because she's a girl, becomes Leia's apprentice.

Luke and Leia battle, Leia's children battle, spirit guys battle.

Posted by: davidt at July 26, 2014 11:17 PM (yHnDD)


Wasn't there female Jedi in the prequel movies?

Posted by: May the Hat be with you at July 26, 2014 11:18 PM (lN8KC)

98 That Rebels looks somewhat decent. At least it doesn't seem to be as scatterbrained as most of Disney's Marvel lineup.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2014 11:18 PM (zt+N6)

99 Christopher: yep.

If I had some money and were somebody in Hollywood, I would actually try to speak to Spacey about doing some hour-long comedy specials *as Carson.* Of course I'd pay him handsomely for it.

It would be as if Johnny never left. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:19 PM (Vh4i6)

100 Momma,

Why do all the kids at school giggle and call me sashay ?

Is it cuzza daddy and his body man?

Posted by: sasha obama at July 26, 2014 11:19 PM (+cBx8)

101 Just pulling your leg, Steve.

And don't they have that children's thing in your part of the States where if you say the same thing at the same time as someone else, that the first one to point it out is rewarded with a Coke, Thrawn? Although I think you have to punch the person in the arm at the same time so maybe you have gotten off on a legal technicality.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:20 PM (GsmA5)

102 NYT editorial comes out in favor of repeal of Federal Marijuana laws.

Narcs and Cops hardest hit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (JS0vr)

103 There were female Jedi in the prequels. Even in the animated Clone Wars. But the great killing at the end of Three managed to snag every Jedi but Yoda and Obi-wan.

Unless you count the Emperor's Hand Mara Jade. But she got whacked in the book universe in 2010.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (RIuQv)

104 That is a wonderful cat video! I forced my husband to watch it.

Posted by: Alana at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (c7UnY)

105 DC at July 26, 2014 11:18 PM (Pvcl5)

*******

A. By default. Don't do B. Actually don't do either, but since I get randomed, never would do B.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (ojnk6)

106 On the Star Wars thing. The first movie was awesome, the second was okay, and all the rest sucked donkey balls with exponentially increasing suckage with each subsequent release.

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 26, 2014 11:22 PM (K+QmF)

107 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 26, 2014 11:22 PM (0AKks)

108 andycanuck, good to hear. :-)

Speaking of legs, I know I have the pervy rep here of bringing up tights or leotards or something of that nature every night here. So I thought people would enjoy this anti-TSA story I actually found at another blog.

I have no idea who actually wrote this, but whoever she is, she's a hero IMHO.

""I was flying out of Dallas yesterday headed for San Francisco. Going through the security check, my shoes in the box on the conveyor, passing through the metal detector no beeps. I fly ALOT so I know not to have anything on me! I was wearing a light cotton summer dress, suntan Sheer Energy, and a non-underwire bra. Nothing to set anything off! So anyway, I pass through, no beeps, no nothing, and this TSA dude says, "Ma'am please step this way." I did, and he bent down, picked up my foot, then put his gross fingers between my big toe and snapped my pantyhose out and back!! He stands up, looks at me, I'm shaking, and says, "Just as I suspected, pantyhose." I said, "EXCUSE ME YOU F$#*%#G FREAK?" and I slapped him! I did! Really! Well then I got to meet his supervisor and about ten other jerks who detained me for 'assaulting a security officer.' I assaulted him? He had no probable cause to even speak to me, let alone fondle my underwear! They said that they have a right to inspect passengers clothing. I said, "No alarm went off, and pantyhose are NOT suspicious! I think your guy has a foot fetish and was copping a feel!" Well then it turned into a sexual advance and they backed RIGHT down... so.. After making sure my strappy little heels weren't bombs, they let me go, almost missing my flight. I was a wreck.

So I called my company travel department, who got in touch with our legal department, who got in touch with the Dallas TSA. I work for a VERY large company... they make F-series pickup trucks if that helps lol. just don't want to mention them by name because google can be a friend or an enemy. Long story short, the TSA has been very apologetic, which means nothing to me. I told my company to go ahead and pursue it as far as they wish. Maybe that jerk will be back flipping burgers soon!""

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:22 PM (Vh4i6)

109
Posted by: Thrawn at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (B6dG9)

The entertainment industry is notorious for "unpaid interns".

By the way, was Monica Lewinsky paid or unpaid?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 26, 2014 11:23 PM (7vwC8)

110 >>>A. By default. Don't do B. Actually don't do either, but since I get randomed, never would do B.

so what you're saying is do both, right?

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:23 PM (Pvcl5)

111 "Wasn't there female Jedi in the prequel movies?"

Several, IIRC. I'm only remembering the one with an impractical head (but not as ridiculous as Kit Fisto's head). Shaak Ti, I think.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 26, 2014 11:23 PM (B6dG9)

112 If you have time go to Mount Vernon which is about 15 miles from DC but well worth a visit.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 26, 2014 11:24 PM (oyOpn)

113 But the great killing at the end of Three managed to snag every Jedi but Yoda and Obi-wan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (RIuQv)


Remember: Go to your "happy place"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzW727RY-ig

Posted by: May the Hat be with you at July 26, 2014 11:24 PM (lN8KC)

114 And speaking of entertainment industry hypocrites, Michael Moore's multimillion dollar Upper Peninsula home is nicknamed "The Hypocrite House".

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 26, 2014 11:24 PM (7vwC8)

115 Yeah, there's no ban on female Jedi in the setting. And Han Solo does die in the books after Leia has twins...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:24 PM (zfY+H)

116 Re The Empire Strikes Back: there are people who believe it should have won Best Picture in 1980.

Wonder how that would have messed up Lucas' head if it did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:24 PM (Vh4i6)

117 The Jedi with the tentacle head.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:24 PM (fsLdt)

118 Wasn't there female Jedi in the prequel movies?

Posted by: May the Hat be with you at July 26, 2014 11:18 PM (lN8KC)

Yeah, but Patriarchy.

Posted by: davidt at July 26, 2014 11:24 PM (yHnDD)

119 102
NYT editorial comes out in favor of repeal of Federal Marijuana laws.

Narcs and Cops hardest hit.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (JS0vr)


Yes, we're 100 trillion in debt, and what we need to do is let everybody get stoned. That will fix everything.

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 26, 2014 11:25 PM (oGvw9)

120 Monica worked for tips.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:25 PM (GsmA5)

121 Shaak Ti, Aayla Secura, there were several others as well and even some on the council.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2014 11:25 PM (zt+N6)

122 Jar-Jar dies a horrible death.

--

That would be worth watching.

Posted by: votermom at July 26, 2014 11:26 PM (GSIDW)

123 Twiliks [spelling?] the blue female Jedi was one. And she dies at the end, cut down by the Clone Troopers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:26 PM (RIuQv)

124 Are you sure it's not "Hippo House"?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:27 PM (GsmA5)

125 >>>Yes, we're 100 trillion in debt, and what we need to do is let everybody get stoned. That will fix everything.

Don't care about the other 330 million, but I think I'm gonna go get stoned. And maybe have another bourbon and ginger.

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:27 PM (Pvcl5)

126 Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:20 PM (GsmA5)

I'm not aware of the children's Coke thing.

Unless you count the Emperor's Hand Mara Jade. But she got whacked in the book universe in 2010.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (RIuQv)

Yes, her, but dunno if she'll show up in the movies because the new SW writers, IIRC, pretty much are going to disregard all of the EU. Putting Mara Jade in after when the movies are doing to take place much, much later after Return, without mentioning the Thrawn trilogy (or later duology), isn't going to make much sense.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 26, 2014 11:27 PM (B6dG9)

127 There are no decent movies showing. I remember when you could go to the movies once a week and find something worth seeing. Now, bleh.

And all the good television series have ended. I see nothing interesting to replace them. Maybe, the new True Detective and the detective series that the Breaking Bad guy is making but those wont be released for another year or two.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 26, 2014 11:27 PM (58ht/)

128 Pug, that's why God invented DVD box sets of classic series. :-)

Gonna get the boxes of The Rockford Files as soon as I can afford them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:28 PM (Vh4i6)

129
123 Twiliks [spelling?] the blue female Jedi was one. And she dies at the end, cut down by the Clone Troopers.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:26 PM (RIuQv)


I believe that they did give themselves an out that possibly not all Jedi died. Now the ones they showed like her definitely died, but Obi Wan did send out a repeating message warning any remaining Jedi.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2014 11:28 PM (zt+N6)

130 (1) I'm thinking of driving up on Thursday and picking her up at the airport -- 'cause I've never been to that neck of the woods. Good idea, or bad idea? If I do, where should I drive to before I get a hotel on the way back to Greensboro?



(2) Which airport is better, Reagan or Dulles?



(3) For someone who's never been, what are the "must do's" for all-day Friday, Sat, Sun, and to late afternoon Monday?
Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (T1005)

--(1) Not sure what the question entails. Where to stay on the return trip?

(2) If you are going to remain in car, Dulles is usually cheaper. OTOH, It's not so bad to get a htel near Reagan, and just use the Metro to see the city.

--(3) Depends on your tastes. Lots of free museums. Natural History, National Gallery of Art, and National Building Museum (yes, seriously) are my favorites and are all close to Metro stations.

Posted by: logprof at July 26, 2014 11:29 PM (GW/jL)

131 Jar-Jar dies a horrible death.


Ohhhsa....noooooooos.....

Meeeesa gonnna diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeee.......

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:29 PM (fsLdt)

132 Allow me to share a great surprise in what has been a generally shitty few months. Went through the weeks mail today, and aside from the usual bills came a great surprise.

Apparently a company I had worked at for 2 years, who had a 20 percent RIF in one bloody day, me included, got sued for unpaid OT via the DOL. This happened 3 years ago. Apparently the settlement included all past employees and they were ordered to settle individually with each employee, plus pay attorney's fees. Net result...a check in my mail box for $9,200.00 today.

Daughter is off to college in less than 2 weeks, this will g3t her a newer car, and some spending money that her Mom won't give her.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 11:29 PM (ojnk6)

133 Better late than never. Good ONT, CDR M.

Posted by: rickl at July 26, 2014 11:30 PM (sdi6R)

134 Rough day for Ultraman:

http://tinyurl.com/m5l94rz

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2014 11:30 PM (RmZpe)

135 I said she did invite me
but she gave a flat denial
for assault she did indict me
and I was sent for trial
she swore I'd robbed her house
and despite all her bitchin'
I got six months hard
for me courtin' in the kitchen.

Posted by: sasha obama at July 26, 2014 11:30 PM (+cBx8)

136 Watching old Johnny clips, I'd forgotten about the Iron Triangle that Reagan mentioned. He noted that it was an alliance between the media, the Democrat-controlled congress, and special interest groups that pushed the deficit up. Johnny blamed the military budget of course, but its interesting how that one got forgotten and smoothed over by the years.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:31 PM (zfY+H)

137 How the hell does Jar Jar Binks get a 29% favorable rating?

I know! Can you believe we elected him twice?

Posted by: t-bird at July 26, 2014 11:31 PM (FcR7P)

138 OMG. At Amazon:

The Rockford Files, DVD box set, Season One: $12.49.
The Rockford Files, DVD box set, Season Two: $12.49.
The Rockford Files, DVD box set, Season Three: $20.99.
The Rockford Files, DVD box set, Season Four: $11.99.
The Rockford Files, DVD box set, Season Five: $12.49.
The Rockford Files, DVD box set, Season Six: $12.49.

God bless Jeff Bezos. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:31 PM (Vh4i6)

139 I checked the local coverage of the protest at the State House in Boston over the feds dumping illegals in Massachusetts. Report said 1,000 people showed up. Whoever covered this event can't count worth a damn. Crowd covered the sidewalk in front, sidewalk across the street, plaza around the monument across the street, steps from the Common up to the street and eventually they had to close the street to traffic because of the crowd.

Posted by: KT Bar the Door at July 26, 2014 11:32 PM (6cVBc)

140 Oh this is going to go well:

Turkey to send another Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

http://tinyurl.com/o3b6emq

This time, the organizers are going to try to have the Flotilla protected by Turkish troops. Dunno when (or if) they'll get final approval, but this is sure to make Turkish/Israeli relations even worse than the first Flotilla incident in 2010.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 26, 2014 11:32 PM (B6dG9)

141 Longmire isn't terrible TV, but yeah not a lot good out there. For a while it was amazing but for now I guess we wait for Justified's last season as I understand it.

I've been watching a lot of old TV on Netflix; Adam-12 is surprisingly good, I always thought it was lame as a kid but its pretty great basic procedural stuff and funny. Dragnet isn't bad either, although the radio show was better.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:32 PM (zfY+H)

142 #132 woot! What a great surprise!
Use $5 of that windfall to buy a lotto ticket.

Posted by: votermom at July 26, 2014 11:32 PM (GSIDW)

143 MWNP: hey, nice!! Congrats!!

Thanks to your recent good fortune, could you by any chance cover *me* 'til payday? I'm a little short...
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:33 PM (Vh4i6)

144 96 Ok, I'm bored. Horde poll!!!
A) do shots
2). Smoke grass
Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:18 PM

Yes

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:33 PM (RC6fx)

145 That is what capitalism is.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 26, 2014 11:17 PM (+Fae7)


Isn't that called a 'loss leader'?

Posted by: model_1066 at July 26, 2014 11:34 PM (WBDpw)

146 Poll how should Jar Jar die?

A. Impaled on giant seguro cactus; left to rot in the sun; buzzards eat out out eyeballs while still alive.

B. Bent backwards until spine snaps then head shoved up ass; rolled downhill into pit of goat shit; used to retread stockyard tractor.

C. Impregnated intranasally by giant anteaters; ant maggots eat brain and drip onto groin eating junk; falls onto fire walking path and explodes due to ant fart gas.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at July 26, 2014 11:34 PM (Y2eQR)

147 so what you're saying is do both, right?
Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:23 PM (Pvcl5)

***

Sure. Go with that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 11:34 PM (ojnk6)

148 After obtaining the email, Buckley approached Meyer's boss, I. Charles McCullough III, the inspector general for the 17-agency U.S. intelligence community, in what may have constituted a violation of the confidentiality of the whistleblowing process, they said.

Monitoring inspectors' general communications with lawmakers would clash with efforts by Congress and President Barack Obama to strengthen protections for intelligence community whistleblowers. If government officials outside an inspector general's office accessed such communications, they could discover whistleblowers' identities and retaliate against them by targeting them as security risks known as "insider threats."

Posted by: Islamic Rage Dude at July 26, 2014 11:35 PM (e8kgV)

149 One Adam 12 --- One Adam 12---


See the woman about the boy.


11001 La Cienega.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:36 PM (fsLdt)

150 Cross the meme streams

Jar-Jar Binks meets a Xenomorph egg.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:36 PM (RIuQv)

151 Poll how should Jar Jar die?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at July 26, 2014 11:34 PM (Y2eQR)


D. Edited out of the prequels so as to have never existed except in our perpetual collective nightmare.

Posted by: Long ago with a Hat far, far away at July 26, 2014 11:36 PM (lN8KC)

152 I loved the graphic describing the parts of different genres of music.
Country music, of course, is known for heartbreak. I couldn't resist sharing one of the most heart wrenching country western songs.

I tried to make a link, but haven't been able to since the recent unpleasantness when the site was down.
So you have to copy and paste. Sad song is worth it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUiKU9rlRE

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 26, 2014 11:36 PM (7vwC8)

153 Christopher: the great thing is that while Carson was liberal, he let it show only once in a blue moon.

And he was *way* too smart to do or say anything that would alienate conservatives in his audience.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:36 PM (Vh4i6)

154 And I see from Weasel Zippers that the MFM self-censored themselves over the Boston DJ who organized the protest thanking legal immigrants for attending.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (GsmA5)

155 Jar-Jar Binks meets a Xenomorph egg.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:36 PM (RIuQv)


Poor xenomorph...

Posted by: Nuke Naboo from space. It's the only way to be sure. at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (lN8KC)

156 Jar Jar should die from cannibal ebola.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (fsLdt)

157 130
(1) I'm thinking of driving up on Thursday and picking her up at the
airport -- 'cause I've never been to that neck of the woods. Good idea,
or bad idea? If I do, where should I drive to before I get a hotel on
the way back to Greensboro?







(2) Which airport is better, Reagan or Dulles?







(3) For someone who's never been, what are the "must do's" for all-day Friday, Sat, Sun, and to late afternoon Monday?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (T1005)



--(1) Not sure what the question entails. Where to stay on the return trip?



(2) If you are going to remain in car, Dulles is usually cheaper.
OTOH, It's not so bad to get a htel near Reagan, and just use the Metro
to see the city.



--(3) Depends on your tastes. Lots of free museums. Natural
History, National Gallery of Art, and National Building Museum (yes,
seriously) are my favorites and are all close to Metro stations.

Posted by: logprof at July 26, 2014 11:29 PM (GW/jL)


Question 1 is really a combination of: (a) is the route from Greensboro through Richmond to DC scenic enough that I'd want to spend five hours on it? (b) is the convenience of having a car in DC worth the pain in the neck of getting it there and quartering it? (c) is there something that could be reasonably expected to be on the way worth seeing? Only after it looks like a decent idea do you get to the sad fact that I'll spend a night away from my fiancee when she flies back.

When you say it's not so bad to get a hotel by Reagan, is it bad to get a hotel near Dulles? When you say that you can take the Metro in from the Reagan area, is Dulles off the Metro? I've got the AAA tourbook and will have to figure this stuff out, but I trust the "gut feel" of people who know the area to give me a sense of orientation.

National Building Museum.....ok, that's odd enough that I'll have to get it in there......

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (T1005)

158 Dragnet isn't bad either, although the radio show was better.

Even in the radio days, they were trying to do spinoffs:

http://youtu.be/oUdFLyNCeI4

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (0AKks)

159 so we just watched a movie called you're next
it sucked
bad
like 50yo manila hooker bad

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (YS3vj)

160 132 woot! What a great surprise!
Use $5 of that windfall to buy a lotto ticket.
Posted by: votermom at July 26, 2014 11:32 PM (GSIDW)

******

As it so happens, spent $5 and paid the stupid tax on Friday for a 697k Fantasy Five. Apparently this superceded that luck, but pretty cool.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 11:38 PM (ojnk6)

161 Coming in 2016 to Logo TV:

"Ru Paul's Dragnet!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:38 PM (Vh4i6)

162 Carson was pretty even handed too, he would kick the Republicans but he would do it in a reasonably friendly way and was willing to joke about Democrats, too. That's what modern comedians lack: any ability to mock their own guys.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:38 PM (zfY+H)

163 MWNP - A rare bit of really positive news in the mail. Congrats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at July 26, 2014 11:38 PM (1Mxs7)

164 156
Jar Jar should die from cannibal ebola.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (fsLdt)


Get Christopher Lloyd to throw him in the dip like the cartoon character he is.

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (shbEL)

165 137 thread winner.

Posted by: whiskey tango at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (xSuCq)

166 (2) Which airport is better, Reagan or Dulles?

(3) For someone who's never been, what are the "must do's" for all-day Friday, Sat, Sun, and to late afternoon Monday?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (T1005)


I always preferred Dulles, but it probably depends on pricing and flight schedules for your preferred airline(s).

In DC, the attractions that my wife and I always appreciated the most are the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, the Freer Gallery and the Library of Congress. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is also pretty neat, although it's a bit of a drive.

Posted by: CQD at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (WbsS3)

167 Giant Anteaters vs Mega Snapping Turtles.


Primordial mammals and reptiles square off, and humanity hangs in the balance.

Posted by: SyFy Channel at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (Om9Yh)

168 WTF. Very quiet suburban neighborhood. Just heard three timed shots. Happened a week ago also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (1Mxs7)

169 162 That's what modern comedians lack: any ability to mock their own guys

there is nothing funny about democrats

and before you open your whore mouth to dare try.............you're racist

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (YS3vj)

170 Damn I got distracted from my special AtC bday pic i plannex cause I got carried away & cleared out the master bedroom to live into finally. She'll just have to settle for this moldy oldie http://tinypic.com/r/2ihrtiv/6
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM (RC6fx)



You may have not one but two non-small poxed blankets, a pillow and a good pallet in alextopia.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (dMSj2)

171 Evening, weirdos what live in my ipad.
My folks threw a rocking going away party for us tonight. Catering, band, the whole deal.
I might be sorta drunk...
Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:00 PM

Where are you moving to and from? From MD if IRRC but have no idea where you are headed.

We might move from N IL when I'm retired in a few years, but I have no idea where, I've always lived in IL.

Posted by: Farmer at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (o/90i)

172
So everybody remembers the Philadelphia doctor who shot a patient who had just killed his assistant and the doctor wasn't supposed to have a gun?

It sounds like he may be going back to work:

http://tinyurl.com/npcbq36

But get this -- the District Attorney says the only motivation he can think of for the shooter was:

"There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone."

Of course the gunman has a criminal history dating back to the 90's including bank robbery, which bans him from possessing a firearm. And he was nuts. But the DA says:

"That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy."

Say a prayer the doctor goes back to work.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 26, 2014 11:41 PM (RcpcZ)

173 Awwww........meeeeessssaaaaaa not feeellll so gooooooooood.............

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:41 PM (fsLdt)

174 whoa, Chicago wants a 1000 of the illegal alien kids
I guess the lawns are pretty messed up on the north side

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:41 PM (YS3vj)

175 The only real problem with Dragnet is that Jack Webb walks like Frankenstein. I do not know what was up with him, he looks weird, like he's new to walking or something. Nobody is that stiff. Apparently he would drink so badly that they had to film all his scenes in the morning because by the afternoon he was useless.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:42 PM (zfY+H)

176 Meesa dee Antichrist????

Posted by: Jar Jar Binks at July 26, 2014 11:42 PM (GW/jL)

177 154 Yeah. Talk show host himself is a legal immigrant.

Posted by: KT Bar the Door at July 26, 2014 11:42 PM (6cVBc)

178 Momma,

Is there really a mountain in California named after me ?

or is it some honkey couldn't spell it right?

Posted by: sasha obama at July 26, 2014 11:42 PM (+cBx8)

179 MWNP - A rare bit of really positive news in the mail. Congrats.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at July 26, 2014 11:38 PM (1Mxs7)

******

ThanksMike. The daughter will get slightly more than half, because daughter, but some will be left to invest/play with.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 11:42 PM (ojnk6)

180 "Get Christopher Lloyd to throw him in the dip like the cartoon character he is."

Slowly, feet first.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:43 PM (zfY+H)

181 170 T said happy bday
she's going to dedicate her next pair of stompy heels to you

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:43 PM (YS3vj)

182 Some clever editing and we have a trailer for a Jet Jaguar movie

http://youtu.be/R0nRgmLosZ4

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 26, 2014 11:43 PM (RIuQv)

183 166
(2) Which airport is better, Reagan or Dulles?

(3) For someone who's never been, what are the "must do's" for all-day Friday, Sat, Sun, and to late afternoon Monday?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:16 PM (T1005)

I always preferred Dulles, but it probably depends on pricing and flight schedules for your preferred airline(s).

In
DC, the attractions that my wife and I always appreciated the most are
the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum, the American History
Museum, the Freer Gallery and the Library of Congress. The National
Aquarium in Baltimore is also pretty neat, although it's a bit of a
drive.


Posted by: CQD at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (WbsS3)


I've actually been to the National Aquarium. Others noted. Had two sets of recommendations and no Smithsonian?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:43 PM (T1005)

184 146 Poll how should Jar Jar die?
Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at July 26, 2014 11:34

: O

I think you got some bad shit. Those are some crazy snuff hallucinations.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:44 PM (RC6fx)

185 And Carson hit both sides pretty equally too without completely ignoring Dem f#ckups.

And I enjoyed Adam-12 as a kid in the late '60s/early '70s although I could have sworn I watched it in daytime syndication but IMDB says its run was 1968-75. Unless it was on early, like 7:00 p.m., and I'm misremembering that as being "after school"?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 26, 2014 11:44 PM (GsmA5)

186 The saddest country song ever made, by that rat bastard George Jones

http://youtu.be/ubKUP8c0FHE

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:45 PM (zfY+H)

187 Nerdy: Isn't Fat Moore's megabucks cottage on Torch Lake? That's "Under the Bridge."

Posted by: CMU VET at July 26, 2014 11:45 PM (ejB0r)

188 The crazy thing about Jack Webb was he was a *completely* different character in Sunset Boulevard.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:45 PM (fsLdt)

189 We watched Non Stop on dvd. Totally ridiculous.
Why doesn't Liam Neeson pick good scripts anymore?

Posted by: votermom at July 26, 2014 11:45 PM (GSIDW)

190 A. By default. Don't do B. Actually don't do either, but since I get randomed, never would do B.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 11:21 PM (ojnk6)

We don't do BJ. Don't have to anymore.
BWA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA.

Posted by: Wives Everywhere at July 26, 2014 11:45 PM (7vwC8)

191 no bebe, that's how I think all the time...

although I am on day 5 of a seven day 24 hour per day blockshift...

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at July 26, 2014 11:46 PM (Y2eQR)

192 Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:37 PM (T1005)

--Metro does not (yet) extend to Dulles. However, if you feel up to driving into DC on a daily basis, your options can vary, although Dulles is so far away from the city it's not practical in any case. You may be able to get a decent rate in the Crystal City area (close to Reagan) on a hotel and then access to most everything there is much more leisurely by Metro.

The National Building Museum is indeed intriguing, and since it's underrated small crowds. The history of the building itself in fascinating.

Posted by: Jar Jar Binks at July 26, 2014 11:46 PM (GW/jL)

193 good gun news
a federal judge says the DC ban outside the home is unconstitutional

I wonder how thatll effect Hawaii since we have the same law

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:47 PM (YS3vj)

194 It sucks that there is nothing funny about Obama. He is so cool, so awesome, so smart.

Posted by: Comedians at July 26, 2014 11:47 PM (Om9Yh)

195 Hey. 'Sup.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 26, 2014 11:48 PM (n/xuh)

196 Jack Webb was a really talented actor. Until Dragnet he was known as a tough guy, the hired heat, the thug that worked for the big boss. His best work is in stuff like Pat Novak For Hire, where he's so hard boiled he's a black hole of great lines and bitter cigarette smoke-wreathed cynicism.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:48 PM (zfY+H)

197 Alot of pirate series on, e.g., Crossbones and Black Sails. I find them boring especially Black Sails. If you watch it you will see that 90% of it is someone walking into a room and having a conversation with another person. How fucking weird is that?

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 26, 2014 11:49 PM (58ht/)

198 I think Liam Neeson is still doing Hollywood Penance for Taken.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:49 PM (zfY+H)

199 Black Sails is bad. Its too obviously trying to be "adult" by having boobs and lesbians and saying the f word about 18 times a minute. Its like a bunch of junior high boys came up with a pirate show about people who don't actually go do any pirating.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:50 PM (zfY+H)

200 170 You may have not one but two non-small poxed blankets, a pillow and a good pallet in alextopia.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at July 26, 2014 11:40 PM (dMSj2)

Thank you kind Empress! Hope your bday was fun, and you received many pairs of stompy boots!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:50 PM (RC6fx)

201 I've actually been to the National Aquarium. Others noted. Had two sets of recommendations and no Smithsonian?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:43 PM (T1005)


I think all of the recommendations are part of the Smithsonian complex (19 Museums total). In additional to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, however, there is also an actual National Aquarium in DC, in the basement of some other Federal Bulding. Don't forget the National Cathedral and the US Botanic Gardens (which I did when composing my original response).

Posted by: CQD at July 26, 2014 11:50 PM (WbsS3)

202 OK, saved them for the ONT ...

Alexthechick Birthday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493242191591243776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493242320616439808

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493242452602413056

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493242646672863233

Posted by: kbdabear at July 26, 2014 11:51 PM (aTXUx)

203
A most impressive experience today, took a brick of .22 and the 39A Marlin plus the Ruger Single Six to the range and wound up shooting a fully silenced 10/22.

All you can hear is the bolt cycle--totally fascinating. This may be my next squirrel rifle.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 26, 2014 11:51 PM (jeCnD)

204 /Regrettable Star Wars sock

Posted by: logprof at July 26, 2014 11:51 PM (GW/jL)

205 what the hell is black sails? But if it has lesbian boobs how can I be bad?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at July 26, 2014 11:51 PM (Y2eQR)

206 How the hell does Jar Jar Binks get a 29% favorable rating?

Jar Jar is actually a good character, one of the few in the prequels that's actually memorable and stands out, if the PC Police hadn't lynched him he would have gone on to be one of the SW greats.

Posted by: booger at July 26, 2014 11:52 PM (RAh00)

207 I find british television as boring as fuck due to the p.c.

What I do like are their historic bldg restoration series and their historic farm series.

Tales of the Green Valley (Stuart)
Tudor Monastery Farm
Victorian Farm
Edwardian Farm
AoShq Farm

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 26, 2014 11:52 PM (58ht/)

208 how about a pirate show with Willow and Gingy making out?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (Y2eQR)

209 Morons, it looks like Suckerberg is a dhimmi who took down the "We Support the IDF" page with the hot Israeli selfies, whiile leaving up the "I Hate Israel" page to appease the muzzies

I still have pics saved in my Twitter TL if you want me to repost them as "Compliance Pics"

Posted by: kbdabear at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (aTXUx)

210 181 170 T said happy bday
she's going to dedicate her next pair of stompy heels to you
Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:43 PM (YS3vj)

Pics or it didnt happen!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (RC6fx)

211 The old National Aquarium in the basement of the Commerce Dept. Building has been closed. It was there for many years.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (L0K8V)

212 Happy Birfday Alex.


Happy Birfday to you......

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (fsLdt)

213 I tried to bwatch Black Sails. Gave up halfway through the first episode.

Posted by: CDR M at July 26, 2014 11:54 PM (93D1V)

214 Christopher/others: yep re Carson.

And re Jack Webb, it's interesting to see him in *anything* besides Dragnet. I've read that in the 1970s, John Landis and others tried to get him to do some comedy roles (the Dean in Animal House I think), but found he actually *was* Joe Friday IRL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:55 PM (Vh4i6)

215 I hate Zuckerberg.

Posted by: CDR M at July 26, 2014 11:55 PM (93D1V)

216 Happy Birfday dear Alexxx......


And you look like one too.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:55 PM (fsLdt)

217 That's great, manwithoutaparty!

And Christopher, I, too, have developed a new appreciation for Adam-12. Dragnet was good until the sixties, when most of the episodes involved tedious lectures to hippies.

Posted by: Alana at July 26, 2014 11:55 PM (c7UnY)

218 >>>Where are you moving to and from? From MD if IRRC but have no idea where you are headed.

From Towson, Md, moving to western kentucky. Leaving Maryland, My Maryland for My Old Kentucky Home.

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:55 PM (Pvcl5)

219 I went out to check the lines on the boat and I could hear coyotes howling. The cat stays in tonight.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 26, 2014 11:56 PM (L0K8V)

220 210 I thought you've seen the legendary "couch boots picture"

its...........amazing

I think AtC and wherestherum were the first two to see it wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back in the day

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:56 PM (YS3vj)

221 That's great, manwithoutaparty!

****

Thanks Alana. I hope you and hubby are doing well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (ojnk6)

222 Special Bonus AtC ONT Compliance Pic

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493190066248749056

Posted by: kbdabear at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (aTXUx)

223 Both Black Sails and Crossbones has big name actors, too.

I liked Dracula but Jonathon Rhys Meyer who I think is a very good actor, had to go into rehab in the middle of it.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (58ht/)

224 199 Black Sails is bad.

Agree. Think I made it 10 minutes into the premiere. I keep forgetting to record the malkovich one. That could be good

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (RC6fx)

225 And Christopher, I, too, have developed a new appreciation for Adam-12. Dragnet was good until the sixties, when most of the episodes involved tedious lectures to hippies.


That Mary Jane destroys lives.

Posted by: eleven at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (fsLdt)

226 I've actually been to the National Aquarium. Others noted. Had two sets of recommendations and no Smithsonian?!?!?
Posted by: cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:43 PM (T1005)

--The Smithsonian oversees several museums, including Natural History and Air and Space, but a lot of people think it's just the Museum with Indiana Jones's Hat and Archie Bunker's Chair.

Note tht most of those metioned above (save the aquaria) are free. There is also the Spy Museum (which includes both historical and fictional spy stuff), but I have not visited that one, not because it has an admission fee but because it was so new when I lived in DC that the lines were long as all get-out.

Posted by: logprof at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (GW/jL)

227 Hey everybody. Here's some stuff I learned today:
1., the internet is full of insecure assholes with something to prove.
2., same said people would shit their pants if they had to face the people they're proving it to in person.
and 3., one of the best ways to deal with the above is to shove their shit right back in their ugly faces.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:03 PM

No way qdpsteve did you just learn that today.
Really, how long before you were on the internet that you realized assholes abounded?

Go ahead, tell the story that provoked this post. The internet also has some good folks, like right here that can listen.

Posted by: Farmer at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (o/90i)

228 It is no longer AtC's birthday. Another year of being 29 awaits.

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:58 PM (Pvcl5)

229 Farmer, thanks but I already told it above. See my post at #59. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:59 PM (Vh4i6)

230 217 Dragnet was good until the sixties, when most of the episodes involved tedious lectures to hippies

You say "tedious lectures to hippies" like it's a bad thing. I suppose they could become tiresome in general, but I think I could watch a 12 hour reel of Jack Webb giving tedious lectures to hippies and not get bored.

Posted by: Splunge at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (qyomX)

231
MP4 had a good story about Jack Webb. Some retired actress was being interviewed about her career and she said one time Webb gave her knock out drops in her drink. Then he took her to his room and tied her arms and legs to the bedposts.

Just when Jack got started she woke up, saw his face and said "I thought I was waking up to getting fucked by Joe Friday.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (RcpcZ)

232 I still have pics saved in my Twitter TL if you want me to repost them as "Compliance Pics"
Posted by: kbdabear at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (aTXUx)

--Please.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (GW/jL)

233 IDF Support ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493170836522541056

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493171150810136578

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493171539324702722

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/493171839552999424

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (aTXUx)

234 217
That's great, manwithoutaparty!



And Christopher, I, too, have developed a new appreciation for
Adam-12. Dragnet was good until the sixties, when most of the episodes
involved tedious lectures to hippies.

Posted by: Alana at July 26, 2014 11:55 PM (c7UnY)


One of the things about the sixties that I didn't appreciate while living through them is how much "message" was being pushed -- in what, today, would be laughably simplistic ways. The entire "folk" genre, for instance, was supposed to be "honest music from honest people in faraway places" -- but was likely churned out in such rural enclaves as Stanford University (The Kingston Trio) or Berkeley (Creedence Clearwater Revival).

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (T1005)

235 Zuckerberg is easily in the top 5 of faces that need to be punched over and over again.

Evenin' horde.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (j3Ei2)

236 Of Black Sails and Crossbones, which one is John Malkovich in?

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (GW/jL)

237 #228 That reefer ain't gonna save you from a shoeicide, DC. Best be careful!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2014 12:01 AM (GsmA5)

238 When does Walking Dead return?

Posted by: votermom at July 27, 2014 12:01 AM (GSIDW)

239 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 26, 2014 11:45 PM (zfY+H)


That song laid around for a long time, because George was afraid that no one would like such a sad song. In a similar vein, "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson wrote this one, but it went unrecorded for a long time because he thought it was too depressing:


http://youtu.be/IZbN_nmxAGk




Posted by: Country Singer at July 27, 2014 12:01 AM (cyNY4)

240 Check out Appointment With Danger for a great early Jack Webb role (good flick too). Its probably still on Netflix. Dragnet did get a bit preachy later on, but if you watch it now as a conservative I suspect you'll find it rings pretty true.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:01 AM (zfY+H)

241 Farmer, I did forget to add:

Also earlier today on FB, I spoke to someone who said he was a Republican, yet couldn't stop about how much he LOVED big government and how "big biz and billionaires" have us all brainwashed.

Well, whenever I run into zombies like these I try to humor them but he basically kept getting progressively more offensive. He also went on about how Christians should be held responsible for their shortcomings, but if you're *not* a Christian, hey, it's all good.

What an ass. Anyhow I told him in so many words that I don't care what you are, if you're an asshole, society needs to call you out on it, in order to stay functioning. Of course he didn't want to hear that. He was also bragging about his "right to shit" on anything he doesn't like online.

I kinda took the coward's way out. I lied that I had an appointment I had to get to, said I was done talking, then blocked his sorry shit-covered ass.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 12:02 AM (Vh4i6)

242 Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:00 AM (aTXUx)


I'd say that is a tad bit hotter than a black burlap sack covered 'woman.'

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:02 AM (j3Ei2)

243 The old National Aquarium in the basement of the Commerce Dept. Building has been closed. It was there for many years.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (L0K8V)


That just tells you how long it's been since I've been to DC. Too bad, because even though the Aquarium in its entirety was not that impressive, they had a couple of awesome tanks.

Posted by: CQD at July 27, 2014 12:03 AM (WbsS3)

244 209 I still have pics saved in my Twitter TL if you want me to repost them as "Compliance Pics"
Posted by: kbdabear at July 26, 2014 11:53 PM (aTXUx)

Kb, you can post my boobehs on the tweeter in support of the IDF. I don't tweet or have a bbd bookie face page

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:03 AM (RC6fx)

245 I'd listen to Alison Krauss gargle mouthwash. She has the voice of an angel.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:03 AM (zfY+H)

246 I don't know, votermom, but the Season 5 trailer was just released today. You can probably find it online without a problem.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2014 12:04 AM (GsmA5)

247 A most impressive experience today, took a brick of
.22 and the 39A Marlin plus the Ruger Single Six to the range and wound
up shooting a fully silenced 10/22.

All you can hear is the bolt cycle--totally fascinating. This may be my next squirrel rifle.


Posted by: irongrampa at July 26, 2014 11:51 PM (jeCnD)


A Ruger 10/22 would make a fine squirrel rifle, as well as a tool for general varmint control.

Posted by: Comedians at July 27, 2014 12:04 AM (Om9Yh)

248 Posted by: Farmer at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (o/90i)

I'm still concerned about Margaret Pole. Sure you could be rich back then but they could take away everything you owned on a whim. Nothing was really yours. Poor Margaret:

Her grandpa was hacked to death.
Her mother died of witchcraft, poison, child birth fever.
Her father was drowned in a barrel of wine.
Her uncle stripped her of her right of succession and took all her shit.
Either he or Henry 7 stashed her in a castle for years.
Her brother was killed
Her son and grandson were killed.
And of course, she received at lease 11 whacks.

What a life!

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:05 AM (58ht/)

249 220 210 I thought you've seen the legendary "couch boots picture"

Noooooo. Put it up!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:05 AM (RC6fx)

250 October votermom.

Posted by: CDR M at July 27, 2014 12:05 AM (93D1V)

251 Thanks, kbdabear!


Meanwhile, the Argos are failing me big time.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:05 AM (GW/jL)

252 Congrats, MWNP! ....of course, it wouldn't be an unexpected bit of happiness if they hadn't screwed you out of the money in the first place. So, redoubled felicitations that you made it successfully away from that situation before they were "corrected". Just think of how happy you wouldn't be if you still worked there.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:05 AM (T1005)

253 245 I'd listen to Alison Krauss gargle mouthwash. She has the voice of an angel.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:03 AM (zfY+H)


Absolutely.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at July 27, 2014 12:05 AM (eAJwE)

254 Here's another version of "Whiskey Lullaby", done by Jon Randall, who co-wrote it with Whisperin' Bill. This is the kind of thing that I truly miss about living in Nashville and being in the midst of the music scene, the raw live performances.


http://youtu.be/VdfPBcq3gzc



Posted by: Country Singer at July 27, 2014 12:06 AM (cyNY4)

255 qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 12:02 AM (Vh4i6)

******

As I may have mentioned, I simply blocked Libs from showing up in my feed, and no longer bother posting and Conservative stuff on FB. In fact, it has been about 2 years since I even originated a post on Zuckers cask machine. No one will change anyone's mind there, why bother?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:06 AM (ojnk6)

256 228 It is no longer AtC's birthday. Another year of being 29 awaits.

Posted by: DC at July 26, 2014 11:58 PM (Pvcl5)

Was it over when AtC kicked BC? Nothing's over until WE say it's over!!!

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:07 AM (aTXUx)

257 This "logic" seems irrational to me mostly because what's worse than a group whose charter is dedicated to the complete destruction of Israel?

http://tinyurl.com/pp4d7n9

It's just another excuse that the US is trying to sell the Israels so they don't finish the job of destroying Hamas.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 27, 2014 12:07 AM (B6dG9)

258 Walking Dead always comes back mid Oct or Halloween.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:07 AM (58ht/)

259
#183 cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:43...

If you like rocks make sure to check out the Museum of Natural History display. Many of the finest gems and minerals are on display.

The US Botanical Gardens is a must see if you like plants. They're both on the mall.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 27, 2014 12:09 AM (RcpcZ)

260 249 ummmm, no

i'll sum it up:
knee high black leather boots with 3" heel
black leather jacket
pink thong bikini

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 27, 2014 12:09 AM (YS3vj)

261 MWNP: exactamundo, and still great advice, thanks. The ONLY liberals I'm still friends with on FB are ones who *very rarely* post anything on politics and have too much other stuff going on in their lives to care that much.

Libs don't really care about convincing or persuading anyone. They just need someone to abuse, scream at, and feel superior to. Lily-livered losers. Which I did manage to work into my conversation with the second moron that I told Farmer about above.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 12:09 AM (Vh4i6)

262 g'night all

Posted by: seamrog at July 27, 2014 12:10 AM (+cBx8)

263 259
#183 cthulhu at July 26, 2014 11:43...

If you like rocks make sure to check out the Museum of Natural History display. Many of the finest gems and minerals are on display.


Posted by: Ed Anger at July 27, 2014 12:09 AM (RcpcZ)

Come to me. Come to me.

Posted by: Hope Diamond at July 27, 2014 12:10 AM (GW/jL)

264 I can see why a singer would sit on "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Its about the saddest possible song ever and so powerful but yeah, would it sell? Its such a perfect country song though. Something about it gets me in a place I have no defenses.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:12 AM (zfY+H)

265 Isn't that called a 'loss leader'?
Posted by: model_1066 at July 26, 2014 11:34 PM (WBDpw)



In a sense it could be, but this to me is what the beauty of capitalism is.

Hypothetical

Store buys 100 chickens at $2.00 each.
Store needs to sell 70 chickens at $4.00 each to break even (includes overhead)
Store has 80 chickens sold meaning that they generated a profit of $40 on the sales.
Without the rotisserie chicken, the store would have to throw out 20 chickens, but since they sell let's say 10 of those chickens at $3.25, the store generated additional profit of $32.50 on the chicken that they would have thrown away.

The stores aren't selling it below their cost, they are selling the chicken below what they sell it for.

To me, a loss leader would be what Sheetz gasoline stations do, they sell their gasoline below cost to generate traffic on their property. Once customers are on their property, they sell them drinks, food, and tobacco products. All of which have much higher profit margins than gasoline.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 12:12 AM (+Fae7)

266 BTW, re Zuckerberg: gotta love the guy. He still sounds like he's 14 years old. I heard the Facebook quarterly earnings call that took place earlier this week.

And, brass tacks time: he and the "masters" of FB are in their business to target advertising to you. That's the entire name of the game for them. The more they can sell to you, the richer they get. The end.

I still use FB, and being able to communicate with people there is great, but I have *no* illusions it's ultimately for anything other than trying to sell me stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 12:12 AM (Vh4i6)

267 Kb, you can post my boobehs on the tweeter in support of the IDF. I don't tweet or have a bbd bookie face page

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:03 AM (RC6fx)

If you put it on the Yahoo group I can download it and put it on Twitter if you want your boobs retweeted from a hashtag

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:12 AM (aTXUx)

268 246 I don't know, votermom, but the Season 5 trailer was just released today. You can probably find it online without a problem.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2014 12:04 AM (GsmA5)


It was a thread headline, wasn't it?

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:13 AM (OYOmf)

269 At least 1,050 Gazans - mostly civilians - have been killed,,,,,

Absolutely bullshit. You would think not a fucking fighter was killed. 80% of those killed were men, 20% women, and a minority of children. It's also lower than 700 killed.

The fucking msm has stopped using the word hamas when reporting. It's bullshit. And this pentagon expert is just another obama butt boy.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:14 AM (58ht/)

270 You're right about that, RCW! Even *I* would like to punch Zuckerberg! Something about his smug little face brings that out.

Posted by: Alana at July 27, 2014 12:15 AM (c7UnY)

271
Malkovich is in Black Sails. It's been quite entertaining, long as you ignore all of the plot holes, historic errors and technical and nautical impossibilities.


It's the classic "suspend disbelief" series, and whence dispensed with, is quite enjoyable in and of itself. The sets, actors, most of the acting and twists to what plot there is, are reasonable screen candy.


Actors chewing up the scenery. Last Ship, but under sail, sans plague.


It doesn't have to be GOOD, it only has to be FUN. It is, that.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2014 12:15 AM (vvk2F)

272 260 249 ummmm, no

You're no fun. Not to mention the cushy accommodations that pic could get you in alextopia

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:15 AM (RC6fx)

273 To me, a loss leader would be what Sheetz gasoline stations do, they sell their gasoline below cost to generate traffic on their property. Once customers are on their property, they sell them drinks, food, and tobacco products. All of which have much higher profit margins than gasoline.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 12:12 AM (+Fae7)

--Profit or no profit, Sheetz burgers and dogs are damn good road food.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:15 AM (GW/jL)

274 I don't know, RWC. I only read the comments.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2014 12:16 AM (GsmA5)

275 174 whoa, Chicago wants a 1000 of the illegal alien kids I guess the lawns are pretty messed up on the north side
Posted by: navycopjoe at July 26, 2014 11:41 PM (YS3vj)

Great. The Chicago School System isn't a big enough failure. Dump 1000 kids into it, who don't speak English.
Know why Rahm is okay with this? Because they'll have to hire a whole bunch of unionized teachers. As long as they get their paychecks, it isn't going to matter that there will be minimal learning at taxpayer expense.


Posted by: nrdygirl at July 27, 2014 12:16 AM (7vwC8)

276 Something about it gets me in a place I have no defenses.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:12 AM (zfY+H)


That's what every great songwriter is trying for, and it's a very elusive objective. One of these days, I may try to get back to writing, but I never had the talent for it that so many others had. Flip side of that is that I could usually sing it better than the writers. Most songwriters can't sing their way out of wet paper sack. It's an interesting dichotomy.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 27, 2014 12:16 AM (cyNY4)

277 268 246 I don't know, votermom, but the Season 5 trailer was just released today. You can probably find it online without a problem.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2014 12:04 AM (GsmA5)


It was a thread headline, wasn't it?
Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:13 AM (OYOmf)


LOOK UP!

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:17 AM (58ht/)

278 272 she's seen it
that's why she hasn't sent the raptors after me
she knows I have a 12yo that looks just like her mom

that's true suffering

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 27, 2014 12:17 AM (YS3vj)

279 And don't forget the diseases they'll have too, nerdygirl. (Who seems to have lost an "e" from her sock.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2014 12:18 AM (GsmA5)

280 257
This "logic" seems irrational to me mostly because what's worse than a
group whose charter is dedicated to the complete destruction of Israel?



http://tinyurl.com/pp4d7n9



It's just another excuse that the US is trying to sell the Israels so they don't finish the job of destroying Hamas.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 27, 2014 12:07 AM (B6dG9)



One thing that always spikes my blood pressure is, and I quote from the article, the media saying: "At least 1,050 Gazans - mostly civilians - have been killed, and 42 Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israelhave died."

Gazans elected Hamas, a terrorist organization to rule the Gaza strip. Hamas is disinclined to wear uniforms or bear unit insignia. That does not make them "civilians". So far as I am concerned, once they elected Hamas as their representative, there are zero, none, naught, no noncombatants in Gaza. So far as I care, the IDF can kill every tenth inhabitant and let 'em vote again -- and keep doing so as long as "Hamas" is the duly elected government of Gaza.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:18 AM (T1005)

281 267If you put it on the Yahoo group I can download it and put it on Twitter if you want your boobs retweeted from a hashtag
Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:12 AM (aTXUx)

Can't you pick it up from the tiny pic link?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:18 AM (RC6fx)

282 "To me, a loss leader would be what Sheetz gasoline stations do, they sell their gasoline below cost to generate traffic on their property. Once customers are on their property, they sell them drinks, food, and tobacco products. All of which have much higher profit margins than gasoline."

Every movie theater uses the same model. For the first week of an opening, the movie makes them zero profit, they earn everything on concessions. Each week the movie lasts, they get a bigger slice of the profit and the studios get less. Thus, the theaters love films that last a long time and the studios don't; every screen that shows one of their movies in a long run means less and less profit for them and no chance for another film to be on that screen.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:19 AM (zfY+H)

283 187 Nerdy: Isn't Fat Moore's megabucks cottage on Torch Lake? That's "Under the Bridge."
Posted by: CMU VET at July 26, 2014 11:45 PM (ejB0r)

Maybe so. For some reason I thought it was in the UP. He and his wife are going through a divorce, and I was wondering how they were going to sell a multi-million dollar house in the UP, if it came to that. Lower peninsula would make it more sellable.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2014 12:20 AM (7vwC8)

284 I treat you with EXACTLY as much respect as you treat me and others. The end.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2014 11:08 PM

I get that it makes a lot of sense to me.

I've been involved in too many internet communities that have turned into crap, BS flame wars.

Right now, I'll only participate here and a couple of history forums.

Anyone been to LGF lately? A bunch of us were there at one time, wonder what is the latest strangest?

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 12:21 AM (o/90i)

285 It was a thread headline, wasn't it?
Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:13 AM (OYOmf)

LOOK UP!
Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:17 AM (58ht/)


Oh damn.

I blame it on the heat that I've been in all day.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:21 AM (OYOmf)

286 278 she knows I have a 12yo that looks just like her mom
that's true suffering
Posted by: navycopjoe at July 27, 2014 12:17 AM (YS3vj)

Heh, you practicing your shotgun polishing date welcoming speech so you're ready?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:21 AM (RC6fx)

287 And re Jack Webb, it's interesting to see him in *anything* besides Dragnet. I've read that in the 1970s, John Landis and others tried to get him to do some comedy roles (the Dean in Animal House I think), but found he actually *was* Joe Friday IRL.
Posted by: qdpsteve


"The Last Time I Saw Archie" with Jack Webb playing sidekick and narrator of the movie to Robert Mitchum playing Archie Hall. A pretty funny movie. It takes place during WWII and after.
Archie Hall is a big con man, and Jack Webb's character is just the straight man for all his shennanigans. Pretty funny, as I said.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at July 27, 2014 12:22 AM (+1T7c)

288 Malkovich is in Black Sails.

He's in Crossbones. Toby Stephens is in Black Sails.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:22 AM (58ht/)

289 Anyone been to LGF lately? A bunch of us were there at one time, wonder what is the latest strangest?
Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 12:21 AM (o/90i)

--Haven't been there in over six years. Prefer to preserve memories of when it was fun. I wish "Aisha" would have moved here.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:23 AM (GW/jL)

290 Anyone been to LGF lately? A bunch of us were there at one time, wonder what is the latest strangest?

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 12:21 AM (o/90i)


Yeah. I can read about two comments and then done. Actually had a real LGF from one of the meets.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:24 AM (OYOmf)

291 Anyone been to LGF lately? A bunch of us were there at one time, wonder what is the latest strangest?
Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 12:21 AM (o/90i)

*******

Stopped by there about a month ago. Jarles Chonson is still the same tyrant most came to hate, and will brook no dissent. End of story. Not sure what bought/happened to him, but sad to see. Used to be a good place.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:24 AM (ojnk6)

292 Farmer: can relate. I'm the same. This is one of the last forums I trust, not least of which because I know the libtrolls will be dealt with swiftly and severely.

Bossy Conservative: will have to search for that flick, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 12:24 AM (Vh4i6)

293
Vikings Season 3 Trailer

http://youtu.be/PiqWLM3wyeY

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 27, 2014 12:25 AM (kdS6q)

294 Malkovich has to be one of the most overrated actors of all time. He's entertaining enough but his monotone delivery and lack of expression grates on me.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:25 AM (zfY+H)

295 269 At least 1,050 Gazans - mostly civilians - have been killed,,,,,

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:14 AM (58ht/)

Nope, still doesn't move the needle

http://tinyurl.com/mwawysb

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:26 AM (aTXUx)

296 >>>Heh, you practicing your shotgun polishing date welcoming speech so you're ready?

BC, cue the speech from Bad Boys.

"Shit, ******, you at least thirty"

Posted by: DC at July 27, 2014 12:26 AM (Pvcl5)

297
I wish Israel would settle this once and for all. Stopping short is just kicking the can down the road.

Negotiating with Hamas and any of the terror organizations is a pointless charade.

The Palis are not a state, country or anything but a loose collection of individuals providing cover for those terror groups to advance their agenda.

Best Israel bites the bullet and crushes Hamas totally, then work their way through the rest of the evil.

Else the same vile cycle will repeat yet again.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 27, 2014 12:27 AM (jeCnD)

298 Vikings Season 3 Trailer

http://youtu.be/PiqWLM3wyeY
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 27, 2014 12:25 AM (kdS6q)


--No fair. It's so long away.

Love the Mandatory Fun ad.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:28 AM (GW/jL)

299 http://tinyurl.com/kze4o9h

sums it up

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 27, 2014 12:28 AM (YS3vj)

300 Can't you pick it up from the tiny pic link?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:18 AM (RC6fx)

I can if you post one. Just "I heart/love the IDF" on the boobs or on a little sign

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:28 AM (aTXUx)

301 I fear that without genociding the palestinians, there's no "finishing the job" in Gaza. They're raising generation after generation of psychotic feral Jew hating lunatics from diapers to about 19 when they die.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:28 AM (zfY+H)

302
I stand corrected. It was indeed, Crossbones.


That wasn't a typo, or a speak-o.


It was a Bourbon-o.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2014 12:29 AM (vvk2F)

303 I want to brag a bit. Today, while 20 miles from home, my beater of a Subaru started sputtering and flashing the "check engine" light at me. I was pissed. I figured I would break down on the road, again, and have to get a tow and buy yet another new engine.
As it was still running, I figured to drive it home so I could get it to my local shop if at all possible and to take main roads instead of back roads in case I needed to get it towed. Stressing and sweating bullets I drove towards home.
Then I realized, I've paid off all my debts. I have some savings just for this emergency. I carry a cellphone and I have some towing insurance. In fact, if the car suddenly catches on fire and burns to the ground the main concern I will have is choosing the color of the next beater I buy.

Moral of the story: the combination of no debt and some savings is one of the greatest stress relievers ever found.

Posted by: kindltot at July 27, 2014 12:29 AM (t//F+)

304 Because it is still Her Majesty's birthday in Texas:

This shot of Marisa Tomei in Spike Heels:


http://wallpoper.com/images/00/36/57/28/marisa-tomei_00365728.jpg

Posted by: An Observation at July 27, 2014 12:29 AM (ylhEn)

305 I am not in any way advocating obliterating palestinians, I just see no other way of breaking this cycle. They're certainly not going to do it and the Israeli government isn't evil enough to wipe out an entire population so I don't see an end to this outside an act of God.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:29 AM (zfY+H)

306 Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:18 AM (T1005)

Agreed.

The Palis cannot even hide behind the "Fatah is our political wing and Hamas is a military wing; the two don't cross, promise!" guise anymore because the two formally merged not two months ago.

And of course SoS Horseface tried to get the Israelis to agree to a ceasefire with all of Hamas' demands (most notably, IIRC, that the IDF doesn't destroy Hamas' extensive tunnel network).

Posted by: Thrawn at July 27, 2014 12:31 AM (B6dG9)

307 Superman did not handle the breakup with Lois Lane well

http://tinyurl.com/o2d45ce

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:32 AM (zfY+H)

308 --Profit or no profit, Sheetz burgers and dogs are damn good road food.
Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:15 AM (GW/jL)



Whenever I have to go out of town, I always try to make sure that my route takes me near a Sheetz. All of their food is damn awesome.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 12:32 AM (+Fae7)

309 Moral of the story: the combination of no debt and some savings is one of the greatest stress relievers ever found.
Posted by: kindltot at July 27, 2014 12:29 AM (t//F+)

*******

Aye. Since a divorce 4 years ago from a woman who was addicted to debt, life has improved. About 5k away from paying off my share of that bitches debt, but it was 40k, so getting there fast. Piled up a good reserve along the way, too.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:34 AM (ojnk6)

310 300 I can if you post one. Just "I heart/love the IDF" on the boobs or on a little sign
Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2014 12:28 AM (aTXUx)

I'm too buzzed & tired to put something new together right now. Can't you pshop an I luv IDF sign into ace's hands in my link up thread?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:34 AM (RC6fx)

311
I still laugh when I think of the Rolling Stones sitting around after a concert speed watching Breaking Bad on dvd. Apparently, they really like the box sets and so do I...

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:35 AM (58ht/)

312 There has never been anything funny about Obama. He has always been hip and cool.

Posted by: Comedians at July 27, 2014 12:35 AM (Om9Yh)

313
So far that I'm aware of, in Texas, we have No Sheetz.

I'm totally serial here. I'm not Sheetzin'! Literally!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2014 12:35 AM (vvk2F)

314 Notes on travel to the Imperial Capitol:

(a) At the wrong time of year it can be utterly miserable. D.C. gets soak-your-shirt heavy humid heat, and dopey slow-moving bovine tourist crowds, and at its worst has both at once. Oh joy.

(b) Reagan Airport for the win. But, it's tiny compared to Dulles. Many fewer connecting flights, far higher fares. And, you may not necessarily want to be in and out of Reagan during bad weather. Back when it was National, a horrible crash occurred due to icing. Reagan himself ended up invoking one of the civilian volunteer rescuers in a State of the Union speech.

(c) Dulles has reasonable fares and good connections, but it's out there a ways. And sprawl has filled in what was once a low-density corridor between Dulles and the city center. So the odds of getting stuck in traffic are high. Missed flights, et al. And a costly destination to which to take a taxi.

(d) Parking is a total nightmare everywhere in D.C. The meter maids look specifically for nonlocal plates and will write you a ticket ahead of the actual meter expiration if they think they can get away with it, and they usually do.

(e) The Metro is run the way that a unionized public mass transit system in a Democratic big city normally runs, that is, with aggressive arrogant incompetence.

(f) Crystal City is a pretty close approximation to what I imagine my personal version of Hell to look like. Utterly soulless.

(g) The Smithsonian and the Museum of Natural History have turned into utter carnivals of obsequious political correctness. Alternately boring and infuriating.

(h) The National Air and Space Museum (under the Smithsonian heading) is great, but small. (The Apollo 11 CM does not take up much room. It's there.) You need to get out to their external annex at Dulles for a lot of the larger aircraft. Also, slow to update displays. I remember having been there where they had a side gallery of the amazing new American jet airliner, the Lockheed L-1011. In an era decades later when the last of those jets were being withdrawn from airline service.

(i) The NASM have a remote restoration annex out in Maryland that's amazing, but it's not really a museum per se. Lots of wild aerospace stuff, but it's not curated or displayed with signs or audio tracks. If you have a good volunteer docent for the tour, that makes up for it all, but it can be a crapshoot whether or not this happens.

(j) D.C. food is not all that. If you're someone who figures the quality of your meal based on the size of the number at the bottom of the credit card receipt, you'll love the place. Otherwise, it's a bust. Pretentious, costly, indifferently prepared.

(k) The sidewalks roll up earlier than other major North American tourist cities. I got stuck eating at a Roy Rogers (kill me now, aim directly for the center of the forehead, don't hesitate) due to miscalculating on this.

(l) The National Gallery is worth the time, but the aforementioned bovine crowds of tourists on package tours can utterly ruin the experience if your timing is off.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 12:37 AM (noWW6)

315 after hamas it will be al qaedaa of some flavor, or el shabaab, or some other muslim brotherhood spin off

Egypt, I think, is silently working with Israel to clean out that vipers nest in Gaza, cause it threatens them too

it cant be just Israel

it needs to be Israel, and Egypt and Jordan. Syria? Syria you either have a guy that gasses his own people or ISIS.


this will continue until Iran is toppled and Saudi Arabia and Qatar stop funding it

Posted by: thunderb at July 27, 2014 12:38 AM (zOTsN)

316 Nice day of shopping and then tailgating at Miller Park. Brats and burgers on the grill. Crew won - Brewers still on top of the NL Central. Yay for us!

I didn't think of TFG all day long. That also made it a most excellent day.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 12:39 AM (+XMAD)

317 Whenever I have to go out of town, I always try to make sure that my route takes me near a Sheetz. All of their food is damn awesome.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 12:32 AM (+Fae7)

--I wish Sheetz was more evenly distributed around the country.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:39 AM (GW/jL)

318 I think it's telling no other muslim country wants to take in the Palestinians.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at July 27, 2014 12:39 AM (U4SLf)

319 Time for the old folk.



Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 27, 2014 12:39 AM (jeCnD)

320 --I wish Sheetz was more evenly distributed around the country.

Sheetz? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at July 27, 2014 12:40 AM (0AKks)

321 306
Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:18 AM (T1005)



Agreed.



The Palis cannot even hide behind the "Fatah is our political wing
and Hamas is a military wing; the two don't cross, promise!" guise
anymore because the two formally merged not two months ago.



And of course SoS Horseface tried to get the Israelis to agree to a
ceasefire with all of Hamas' demands (most notably, IIRC, that the IDF
doesn't destroy Hamas' extensive tunnel network).

Posted by: Thrawn at July 27, 2014 12:31 AM (B6dG9)


Wash, rinse, repeat -- and if the last one standing says, "I vote for Hamas", that can be the last thing he says. If there's any sane ones left, they'll turn on Hamas and free themselves......and if there ain't, too f'in' bad.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:41 AM (T1005)

322 Posted by: Farmer at July 26, 2014 11:57 PM (o/90i)
I'm still concerned about Margaret Pole. Sure you could be rich back then but they could take away everything you owned on a whim. Nothing was really yours. Poor Margaret:
Her grandpa was hacked to death.
Her mother died of witchcraft, poison, child birth fever.
Her father was drowned in a barrel of wine.
Her uncle stripped her of her right of succession and took all her shit.
Either he or Henry 7 stashed her in a castle for years.
Her brother was killed
Her son and grandson were killed.
And of course, she received at lease 11 whacks.
What a life!
Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:05 AM

Pug, are you in the R III yahoo group? Shoot me an email, it's my nick.

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 12:41 AM (o/90i)

323 Stopped by there about a month ago. Jarles Chonson is still the same tyrant most came to hate, and will brook no dissent. End of story. Not sure what bought/happened to him, but sad to see. Used to be a good place.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:24 AM (ojnk6)



He always struck me as the type who had a dose of real life on 9-11, kind of became a conservative, but then in the fall of 2008 decided that Obama was everything he wanted and more. Boom, he went full on retard after that.

I found this place about 6 months before that happened, and I haven't been back since September 08.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 12:41 AM (+Fae7)

324 if Jordan made all the palis in its borders, for decades now, citizens, there would be no monarchy

no body wants them

but it isn't just Hamas

you have to stop Iran and Qatar and Saudi

Posted by: thunderb at July 27, 2014 12:41 AM (zOTsN)

325 I think I saw Evenly Distributed Sheetz open for Loss Leader in '84 in Grand Rapids.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:42 AM (zfY+H)

326 Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 27, 2014 12:39 AM (jeCnD)

*****

Thanks IG. And, an additional thank you for the inspirational posts about not giving up. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:42 AM (ojnk6)

327 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:24 AM (ojnk6)

Does Bike Man give two shits about Israel anymore, or has he decided that's just too uncool?

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 12:42 AM (+XMAD)

328 Now starting on TCM is The Mummy with Boris Karloff.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 27, 2014 12:42 AM (RIuQv)

329
And there's a description of the Avengers: Age of Ultron and Antman footage screened at ComicCon.

http://tinyurl.com/lwv5v7b

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 27, 2014 12:43 AM (kdS6q)

330 Pug, are you in the R III yahoo group? Shoot me an email, it's my nick.
Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 12:41 AM (o/90i)

No, I'm not a "ricardian" lol! I got into a fight with someone here about it (not you) who was fapping over Richard III. I find all kings/queens to e tyrants and we are damn lucky to never have had any.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:44 AM (58ht/)

331 For Cooth http://tinyurl.com/px3wvfx

Posted by: Zakn at July 27, 2014 12:44 AM (zyaZ1)

332 "Today, while 20 miles from home, my beater of a Subaru started sputtering and flashing the 'check engine' light at me. I was pissed."

Scary stuff when it happens. But, 90% of check-engine lights are due to trivial and/or cheap things like loose gas caps or failed oxygen sensors.

I typically advise friends/family before long road trips to find a new O2 sensor cheaply on ebay, have it installed, and keep the working original as backup in the spare tire well, in case the car claps out in the wrong end of Possum County.

"Then I realized, I've paid off all my debts. I have some savings just for this emergency. I carry a cellphone and I have some towing insurance. In fact, if the car suddenly catches on fire and burns to the ground the main concern I will have is choosing the color of the next beater I buy."

THAT is even better advice.

Pay the tiny extra increment for unlimited range towing. Don't ask how I came to learn that hard lesson.

(Typically they'll haul you 50 miles on a basic towing insurance package. A _whole lot_ of America is a _whole lot farther_ than 50 miles from even so much as a gas station, much less a competent garage. Especially true of something like a Subaru. There are places in the USA where you might as well be driving a Lamborghini in terms of your ability to get the car worked on.)

Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 12:44 AM (noWW6)

333 also what up homies. Flashes Moron gang signs and peaces out

Posted by: Zakn at July 27, 2014 12:45 AM (zyaZ1)

334 Oh, and another thing I don't understand and loathe are these "cults" e.g., cult of glorianna. What crap.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:45 AM (58ht/)

335 torquewrench: thanks for the update.

If I go my entire life without ever seeing DC or NYC, I've decided I'm okay with that. I'd so much rather see so much more of the continental Southwest (Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Texas) than anything in any of the overcrowded, polluted eastern mudpots.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 12:45 AM (Vh4i6)

336 He always struck me as the type who had a dose of real life on 9-11, kind of became a conservative, but then in the fall of 2008 decided that Obama was everything he wanted and more. Boom, he went full on retard after that.

I found this place about 6 months before that happened, and I haven't been back since September 08.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 12:41 AM (+Fae7)

******

Probably a great analysis. After all, a Conservative is a Liberal who has been mugged. Once he felt safer, and the Mocha Messiah came on the scene, back to Lib land.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:47 AM (ojnk6)

337 313
So far that I'm aware of, in Texas, we have No Sheetz.

I'm totally serial here. I'm not Sheetzin'! Literally!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2014 12:35 AM (vvk2F)



PA, MD, VA, NC, WV and OH.

When one moves into your neighborhood, the price of gas in your neighborhood drops about $0.10 a gallon, and they have a kitchen in it that makes awesome food to order.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 12:47 AM (+Fae7)

338 Does Bike Man give two shits about Israel anymore, or has he decided that's just too uncool?
Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 12:42 AM (+XMAD)

*******

He is with the Leftists on this, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:49 AM (ojnk6)

339 I don't think LGF's leader was ever full on conservative, more a middle of the road liberal who was scared by Muslims and supported the war, until it got too tough to deal with the opposition and he collapsed.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:49 AM (zfY+H)

340 330
Pug, are you in the R III yahoo group? Shoot me an email, it's my nick.

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 12:41 AM (o/90i)



No, I'm not a "ricardian" lol! I got into a fight with someone here
about it (not you) who was fapping over Richard III. I find all
kings/queens to e tyrants and we are damn lucky to never have had any.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at July 27, 2014 12:44 AM (58ht/)


That went away with FDR (TR's fifth cousin). It seems that "political families" are too ingrained in the DNA for our Founding Fathers to have entirely eliminated.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:50 AM (T1005)

341 "Probably a great analysis. After all, a Conservative is a Liberal who has been mugged. Once he felt safer, and the Mocha Messiah came on the scene, back to Lib land."


Richard Cohen of the Washington Post had the vapors too around 9.11.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 27, 2014 12:51 AM (L0K8V)

342 "If I go my entire life without ever seeing DC or NYC, I've decided I'm okay with that."

DC is a beautiful city. The Smithsonian, the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, the Washington monument and Arlington Cemetery are worth seeing. It's too bad so many shitheels live there.

New York is fun - for a few days. Then it becomes exhausting. The same is true of Chicago.

I am a city girl - but more of a medium and small city girl than a big city one. However, as I get older the countryside becomes more and more appealing.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 12:51 AM (+XMAD)

343
I'm too buzzed & tired to put something new together right now. Can't you pshop an I luv IDF sign into ace's hands in my link up thread?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 12:34 AM (RC6fx)


See folks. This is the decline of the American work ethic right here. Previous generations would worked tirelessly to get this out to the masses even if just to boost the morale of the country.

For shame BBD...for shame...


('Rons owe me 5 bucks each to cover the medical bills I receive if that doesn't work.

All i'll say is.. i tried.)

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:51 AM (j3Ei2)

344 #206

Only in terms of annoyance value. The other characters were so lacking in even that it made Jar Jar stand out. So it falls in the damning with faint praise category.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 27, 2014 12:51 AM (NLEgK)

345 331
For Cooth http://tinyurl.com/px3wvfx

Posted by: Zakn at July 27, 2014 12:44 AM (zyaZ1)


How cute!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:52 AM (T1005)

346 I really need to go to bed but my room is about 112 degrees being upstairs in an uninsulated house. I am letting it cool down with fans to the point of being only about 85 so I can try to sleep. I don't like being up too late, it makes me maudlin and depressed and lonely

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:53 AM (zfY+H)

347 It doesn't have to be either or.

I've been to DC and NYC and pretty much every big city in the country...AND...I've been all over the desert SW, Pacific NW....fuck I've been all over the place.

Saying I'd RATHER see X instead of Y is silly. Go see it all. Experience it all. You don't have to live in NYC or love the people who live there. But to not even want to visit for a few days? Come on.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 12:53 AM (hzjmg)

348 I am a city girl - but more of a medium and small city girl than a big city one. However, as I get older the countryside becomes more and more appealing.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 12:51 AM (+XMAD)


--Here's a song for you!

http://youtu.be/DPUZPyHDo6s

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 12:54 AM (GW/jL)

349 346
I really need to go to bed but my room is about 112 degrees being
upstairs in an uninsulated house. I am letting it cool down with fans
to the point of being only about 85 so I can try to sleep. I don't like
being up too late, it makes me maudlin and depressed and lonely

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:53 AM (zfY+H)


Where is said house located?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 12:55 AM (T1005)

350
132 Allow me to share a great surprise in what has been a generally shitty few months. Went through the weeks mail today, and aside from the usual bills came a great surprise. Apparently a company I had worked at for 2 years, who had a 20 percent RIF in one bloody day, me included, got sued for unpaid OT via the DOL. This happened 3 years ago. Apparently the settlement included all past employees and they were ordered to settle individually with each employee, plus pay attorney's fees. Net result...a check in my mail box for $9,200.00 today. Daughter is off to college in less than 2 weeks, this will g3t her a newer car, and some spending money that her Mom won't give her.




You know while this is beneficial for you I can't help but be reminded from a comment made just the other day. Its comment 236 by Damiano


http://minx.cc:1080/?post=350615


The main thing is this paragraph:


It turns out the the past 2 DOL Secretaries "decided" that exemptions no longer applied to certain classes of employees who, during all prior recording history, the exemptions had applied. No law change, no notice, no admission at all that there had been a change. The new guys simply decided that things has always been this way for all recorded history and they needed to take immediate action to bring very select industries and businesses into compliance. No employee complaints, no evidence, nothing.

Posted by: buzzion at July 27, 2014 12:55 AM (zt+N6)

351 He is with the Leftists on this, IMO.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:49 AM (ojnk6)

What a POS he is, then. From 2001-2006 or so, there was no better site on the Internet to find out the truth about what was really going on in Israel. He knew then and undoubtedly knows now just how much the leftists lie and distort when it comes to Israel, but, because he has a marshmallow spine, he's now OK with their lies.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 12:56 AM (+XMAD)

352 Saying I'd RATHER see X instead of Y is silly. Go see it all. Experience it all. You don't have to live in NYC or love the people who live there. But to not even want to visit for a few days? Come on.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 12:53 AM (hzjmg)

*******

I fqil to see where anyone advocated not going somewhere. They simply expressed their experiences and preferences. Problem with that?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:56 AM (ojnk6)

353 House is in Oregon. Its not been horribly hot but the sun beats down on the black roof over my room and all that's between it is tar paper and two layers of plywood. Everything in the room heats up and it takes all night to lose that ambient heat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:57 AM (zfY+H)

354 RE: Dulles vs. Reagan

Whatever fare savings you may get at Dulles (if any) you will more than lose on the cost of cab to and from Dulles.

From Reagan you can take the subway to DC for $2 vs $60-70 one way for a cab from Dulles.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 12:58 AM (hzjmg)

355 Da-yum Man Without a Party! That's putting in over $800 a month, and you did that for 4 years? I am impressed, and I'm not sure how to say it best.

Posted by: kindltot at July 27, 2014 12:59 AM (t//F+)

356 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:53 AM (zfY+H)


Have you seen the Expedient Air Conditioning? I think it may have been posted here but it is basically a fan pushing air through a cheap styrofoam cooler filled with ice.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:59 AM (j3Ei2)

357 cthulu -

You can take US 29 up or back and stop in Charlottesville. Monticello is worth a visit, and the old UVA campus is gorgeous if you can find it. (I'd be interested to know whether you wind up, as I have twice, at the married student housing behind the football stadium.)

If you take I85-I95, the Jefferson hotel in Richmond is a classic grand dame with a good restaurant for lunch or dinner. Shoko and Shoko Bottom, to your right just after crossing the river going north, has lots of trendier restaurants.

Basically, though, 85-95 is a nightmare start to finish.

You couldn't pay me to go to DC again, but a trip over to Annapolis for sight-seeing and dinner down at the harbor is a lovely evening. Crab dip, crab cakes, crab cocktail, soft-shell crab, yum. Due east on highway 50. The naval academy is there, of course, as well as St. John's College (a great books curriculum), a lots of colonial homes/buildings.

Posted by: The Giant Squirt at July 27, 2014 12:59 AM (4tr9z)

358 ('Rons owe me 5 bucks each to cover the medical bills I receive if that doesn't work.
All i'll say is.. i tried.)
Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 12:51 AM (j3Ei2)

It's your lucky night. I'm too tired to even ask to borrow the raptors

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 01:00 AM (RC6fx)

359 I figured you'd enjoy seeing a baby Cthulu

Posted by: Zakn at July 27, 2014 01:00 AM (zyaZ1)

360 I fqil to see where anyone advocated not going somewhere.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:56 AM (ojnk6)

____


If I go my entire life without ever seeing DC or NYC, I've decided I'm okay with that. I'd so much rather see so much more of the continental Southwest (Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Texas) than anything in any of the overcrowded, polluted eastern mudpots.

_____

To me that's advocating not going somewhere.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 01:01 AM (hzjmg)

361 #351

AFAICT, it's the evolution thing that pushed him over the edge. For a long time he would get more and more upset when conservatives failed, in his eyes, to completely repudiate any hint of creationist belief.

Now, I find creationists a bit silly but so long as they don't try to make bad legally binding policy driven by the belief, I have no interest in arguing about it.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 27, 2014 01:01 AM (NLEgK)

362 I find as I get older that every time I go to a city I feel like I'm visiting an oppressive, alien culture.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 01:01 AM (zfY+H)

363 MWNP, right. Thanks for backing me up. :-)

Moo Moo and Donna/V, of course 'never say never.' But, and as Donna acknowledged, shitheels. They can literally rip the joy out of anything if you have enough run-ins with them, and I admit I've become quite risk-averse over the years. I'd rather avoid them than fight them.

But if someone could figure out some way I can get around those people, completely avoid them, and so that I can do and see the things and people I want to see, without unreasonable/unforeseen hassle, sure, I'd reconsider my feelings re the great American Northeast.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:02 AM (Vh4i6)

364 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 12:53 AM (hzjmg)

But you're forgetting that most people have both limited time and limited funds. I've always wanted to visit SE Asia and Australia and New Zealand. Given the distance and the expense, I'll probably never get there.

If you can't afford to travel all over, you choose what appeals to you the most. For some people, it's beaches or mountains - for others, it's cities.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:02 AM (+XMAD)

365 It turns out the the past 2 DOL Secretaries "decided" that exemptions no longer applied to certain classes of employees who, during all prior recording history, the exemptions had applied. No law change, no notice, no admission at all that there had been a change. The new guys simply decided that things has always been this way for all recorded history and they needed to take immediate action to bring very select industries and businesses into compliance. No employee complaints, no evidence, nothing.
Posted by: buzzion at July 27, 2014 12:55 AM (zt+N6)

******

In this case, I have no opinion as to how current law is applied, as I am a beneficiary.

However, given the circumstances of the mass layoff and the working conditions behind it, there is a certain satisfaction to the end decision.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:03 AM (ojnk6)

366 AnnaP:

New League of Legend animation, starring foxy Ahri.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzHrjOMfHPY

Posted by: CM at July 27, 2014 01:03 AM (ioT3q)

367 Moo Moo, sure I threw in the slur on the NE by calling them mudpots.

But I'm talking about *my* life, not others. If seeing DC and NYC is what turns others on, and they can deal better emotionally than I can with the hassles, that's perfectly cool with me. Go for it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:04 AM (Vh4i6)

368 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at July 27, 2014 01:04 AM (LUnTP)

369 To me that's advocating not going somewhere.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 01:01 AM (hzjmg)

******

It's simply an opinion, Doofus. Please learn to recognize and accept them.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:05 AM (ojnk6)

370 I've been to NYC twice.

A little goes a long way.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 01:05 AM (GW/jL)

371 Donna: exactamundo.

If I won the lotto tomorrow and could go anywhere, see anything, for as long as I wanted, who knows? I might change my mind quite quickly about the NE. Lord knows money can easily buy not just quick travel, but the best accommodations, and the ability to avoid a lot of the shitheels you mentioned earlier. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:05 AM (Vh4i6)

372 qdpsteve:

My point is don't let your politics keep you away from visiting places. I'm not fan of Putin but I went to Moscow and St Petersburg 3 years ago. And I have a great time.

There's no place in the world like NYC. London, Paris, Tokyo...not even close. Don't not go to experience it, because of how its residents vote.

Just sayin...

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 01:06 AM (hzjmg)

373 Classic rock?

I was a little light on the "Come on", but I absolutely killed it with my specialized "All right". There was a "groovy" or two in the middle to keep things interesting.

Posted by: Hank at July 27, 2014 01:06 AM (6mBqc)

374 Hey Roberto

Posted by: Zakn at July 27, 2014 01:06 AM (zyaZ1)

375 It's your lucky night. I'm too tired to even ask to borrow the raptors
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 27, 2014 01:00 AM (RC6fx)


Phew..

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:07 AM (OYOmf)

376 It's simply an opinion, Doofus. Please learn to recognize and accept them.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:05 AM (ojnk6)

____

My opinion is you're an asshole and need to chill the fuck out.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 01:07 AM (hzjmg)

377 Moo Moo, fair enough. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:07 AM (Vh4i6)

378 356: it works pretty good too... till the ice changes states. Grew up in Fl before air was common, my advice? plant a big tree

Posted by: FCF at July 27, 2014 01:08 AM (Khja4)

379 351 He is with the Leftists on this, IMO.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 12:49 AM (ojnk6)

What a POS he is, then. From 2001-2006 or so, there was no better site on the Internet to find out the truth about what was really going on in Israel. He knew then and undoubtedly knows now just how much the leftists lie and distort when it comes to Israel, but, because he has a marshmallow spine, he's now OK with their lies.
Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 12:56 AM (+XMAD)




Whenever I see a conservative make the switch over, they tend to become very militant and go as far left as possible, and vice versa with a liberal that goes conservative.

As someone once told me, former drinkers and smokers are the most anti drinking and smoking people there are.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at July 27, 2014 01:08 AM (+Fae7)

380 qdpsteve mentioned nothing of politics when giving reasons why he didn't want to go to those places. Shithead moo moo is sticking words in people's mouths again.

Posted by: buzzion at July 27, 2014 01:09 AM (zt+N6)

381 Mr. Moomoo, back with a pithy response I see.

I have to admit that for a cutting phrase you have no equal and your wit knows no limits.

Posted by: kindltot at July 27, 2014 01:09 AM (t//F+)

382 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:02 AM (Vh4i6)

Well, Steve, I used to live in DC myself, and I'm not a shitheel. Actually, I don't think tourists have to worry about running into the shitheels in DC. You're not going to bump into Harry Reid or Pelosi when you're walking around Arlington. I'm aware of them because I lived there and so was conscious of being surrounded by liberal bureaucrats and slimy pols.

The hardest part about visiting DC is that if you do it in the summer when there's 100 percent humidity, you'll get mighty hot and sweaty dragging yourself around the Mall to see the sights. The best months to visit are May and October, but since most people have off in the summer, you see lots of crowds sweating their asses off, while the people who live there are sitting in AC buildings trying to get out of town to go to the WVA mountains or Delaware/Maryland beaches.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:09 AM (+XMAD)

383 My opinion is you're an asshole and need to chill the fuck out.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 01:07 AM (hzjmg)

******

And, minus any cogent argument to the contrary, let me assure you that I will give your comment all of the attention it deserves.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:10 AM (ojnk6)

384 But you're forgetting that most people have both limited time and limited funds. I've always wanted to visit SE Asia and Australia and New Zealand. Given the distance and the expense, I'll probably never get there.

If you can't afford to travel all over, you choose what appeals to you the most. For some people, it's beaches or mountains - for others, it's cities.
Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:02 AM (+XMAD)

_____

Fair enough. I've been lucky, I've seen the world. I always tell people who think they can't afford to travel, don't buy useless shit, go somewhere instead. And especially with kids. Don't buy them 100 toys they'll play with for a day or two and then never see again.

Take them places, buy them experiences that last a lifetime.

City, country, beach, mountain...whatever. Just go somewhere.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at July 27, 2014 01:10 AM (hzjmg)

385 Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:09 AM (+XMAD)


And they smell up the elevators something fierce.

Posted by: Harry Reid (P) at July 27, 2014 01:12 AM (OYOmf)

386 353
House is in Oregon. Its not been horribly hot but the sun beats down on
the black roof over my room and all that's between it is tar paper and
two layers of plywood. Everything in the room heats up and it takes all
night to lose that ambient heat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:57 AM (zfY+H)


(1) Rig a shade over the roof. (2) Don't try to fan into the second floor, fan out from the second floor and let it backfill from the first. (3) For tonight, sleep on the first floor.

I'll be heading up to Salem to visit the 'rents in a couple of weeks. It's unusual for it to be that bad.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 01:13 AM (T1005)

387 I'm a former drinker, but I'm not a militant.

I figure if you can't figure out shitting your pants and trying to borrow a pot roast from your neighbor at 3 in the AM is bad for you, so fvcking what?

Posted by: Hank at July 27, 2014 01:13 AM (6mBqc)

388 Donna: no way I think you're one of the shitheels. More of a Loubotin, maybe. :-)

Of course your perspective is different, especially since you lived in DC. I admit that if someone here went off on Los Angeles and Southern California, and said the furthest west they ever want to go is Chicago, I might be a bit taken aback myself.

For all the issues with SoCal, I still like it here a lot and am blessed to live in a relatively untouched hamlet (small suburb) full of decent people and that isn't outrageous with crime. Although I *am* worried about what the political and cultural climate is turning into.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:14 AM (Vh4i6)

389 Moo moo...you sit in this corner..

MWNP... sit in that corner...



It's a Sat. ONT. Have a beer.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:15 AM (j3Ei2)

390 What RWC said. :-)
Pass the pizza!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:16 AM (Vh4i6)

391
351 AFAICT, it's the evolution thing that pushed him over the edge.

Posted by: Epobirs
*******

He found a creationist kook behind every rock for a long while there. It was kinda funny to watch him melt down sometimes. The comic book parodies were hilarious! But he's too weird a guy to get into a pissing match with. Jnhoson is about as stable as that guy who sends SWAT teams to other bloggers' houses.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 27, 2014 01:17 AM (RcpcZ)

392 It's a Sat. ONT. Have a beer.
Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:15 AM (j3Ei2)

******
Pretty far ahead of ya on this RWC. Also, not too worried about any incoming.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:17 AM (ojnk6)

393 Try those silver plastic emergency blankets on the windows during the day, and run the fan at night. If you own, put some insulation in. If you don't. I dunno. I used to have a waterbed and I turned the heater off in the summer.

Posted by: kindltot at July 27, 2014 01:18 AM (t//F+)

394 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:14 AM (Vh4i6)

I've only been to Northern Cal. I was planning a visit to LA to visit a DC friend but a few years ago I found out that he and his wife, who were big Reagan fans and conservatives when I first met them in the '80's - are now complete moonbats. He works in the movie industry now and actually took a month off to work for the Obama campaign in 2008.

Hearing that made me not want to visit him, no matter how appealing the SoCal climate is in January.

We exchange Christmas cards now. That's it.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:22 AM (+XMAD)

395 Anybody who wants to come to my hometown, I'll take ya to the below place for pizza. It's been open for 50 years and practically legendary at this stage.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/me-n-eds-pizza-parlor-lakewood

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:23 AM (Vh4i6)

396
******
Pretty far ahead of ya on this RWC. Also, not too worried about any incoming.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:17 AM (ojnk6)

It's not that you're worried about incoming. It's just I'd love to have a peaceful thread on the weekend.

And who is the chick on 1st Look?

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:24 AM (OYOmf)

397 Donna, that's too bad to find out about an old friend. My condolences.

Like I said, hope you can still make it to SoCal sometime soon. And I'll go ahead and reconsider re the great NE.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:25 AM (Vh4i6)

398
Pass the pizza!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:16 AM (Vh4i6)

Vegan pizza with anchovies and mushrooms coming your way...

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:26 AM (OYOmf)

399 RWC, mmm!! Delish. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:26 AM (Vh4i6)

400 Night all.

Here is "Isak" by Baroness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc_SEBcXs1o

Posted by: \m/ The Political Hat \m/ at July 27, 2014 01:28 AM (lN8KC)

401 "There's no place in the world like NYC. London, Paris, Tokyo... not even close. Don't not go to experience it, because of how its residents vote."

All of my best experiences as a tourist have been in smaller regional cities where tourism is not a primary industry. It's possible to have a more honest and unfiltered and authentic look at things that way.

Really, I've been to all these places thus described.

NYC? America's largest concentration of pushy assholes. I can get that at home (due in increasing part to New Yorkers moving here for professional reasons). Socialist mayor. Rapidly reverting to the unpleasant earlier era of _The Warriors_ and _Taxi Driver_.

London? Loved it once. Now it's become Londonistan, home to poor Pakistanis and rich Russians, neither of whom I am fond of. As John Cleese says, it is no longer an English city.

Paris? "Gaza on the Seine", as a recent piece at _Foreign Policy_ put it. A glossy core of imagined "La France profonde" wrapped in gray, high-rise, brutalist concrete, depressing, littered, graffitied non-French immigrant banlieux.

Tokyo? World's flashiest mausoleum for a demographically doomed culture. Adult diapers now outsell baby diapers in Japan. World's steepest age pyramid. The future belongs to those who show up. The Japanese failed to do so.

Shit, I'm from San Francisco, and I tell people all the time who talk about coming here to visit: SF used to make fun of its sister city across the bay, Oakland, saying "there's no there there."

There's no there there in SF today. Spectacular geography, but you can get that elsewhere, cheaper. The culture is shallow and the architecture is faded and the food is a costly racket.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 01:29 AM (noWW6)

402 399 RWC, mmm!! Delish. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:26 AM (Vh4i6)


It worked!

I saved the Meat Lover with extra meat for myself.


Damn, getting hungry.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:29 AM (j3Ei2)

403 It's not that you're worried about incoming. It's just I'd love to have a peaceful thread on the weekend.

And who is the chick on 1st Look?
Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:24 AM (OYOmf)

Seems to be Gal Gadot, being pimped as the new Lynda Carter. Not quite the Moon faced Amazon Goddess Lynda was, but oh well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:30 AM (ojnk6)

404 " I am not in any way advocating obliterating palestinians, I just see no other way of breaking this cycle"

For a start you need to eradicate the entire leadership of Hamas, at least 3-4 levels down from the top if not more. Then it would take the rest of the Arab world to get their head screwed on straight. Don't laugh - according to this article by Andrew McCarthy a lot of them are seeing the situation a lot more clearly than the SCOAMF and Horseface (OK not a high bar):

http://tinyurl.com/lkrjowr

Posted by: FOAF at July 27, 2014 01:30 AM (rZ7kp)

405 House is in Oregon. Its not been horribly hot but the sun beats down on the black roof over my room and all that's between it is tar paper and two layers of plywood. Everything in the room heats up and it takes all night to lose that ambient heat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:57 AM (zfY+H)


Sounds like you need a portable air conditioner. I have had really good luck with an EdgeStar unit, but you need the right kind (some variety of sash window) to vent it properly. Use it to cool down the room prior to going to sleep, and then you can (generally) turn it off overnight.

Posted by: CQD at July 27, 2014 01:30 AM (WbsS3)

406 The place I've always wanted to visit is San Diego, which sounds wonderful - perfect climate, good restaurants and beaches.

My old boss, who has retired, has the best of both worlds - a house in a pretty small town here in Wisconsin, where she and her husband spend most of the year and a timeshare in Palm Springs. They go to California after spending Christmas here with their families and stay out there for January, Feb. and March - the crappiest months in Wisconsin.

But they can do that because he made quite a bit of money in real estate before retiring. I'm jealous of snowbirds. I have too many family and social ties here to want to leave at my age, but sheesh, the winters are getting harder and harder to bear.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:31 AM (+XMAD)

407 RWC, ah geez!!!!!!!!1!! [licking lips]
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:31 AM (Vh4i6)

408 Be well all.

You have truly been good friends to me lately.

T

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2014 01:32 AM (o/90i)

409 Donna, San Diego is nice. It's LA with, I'd guess, about 70% less pretention and/or tourists.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:33 AM (Vh4i6)

410 House is in Oregon. Its not been horribly hot but
the sun beats down on the black roof over my room and all that's between
it is tar paper and two layers of plywood. Everything in the room
heats up and it takes all night to lose that ambient heat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 27, 2014 12:57 AM (zfY+H)

I would cut a big honking AC unit from "Ice caps R us" into the wall, and put it on the Hoth setting until I could hang meat in the room.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2014 01:33 AM (FMbng)

411 Mmmm.... hung meat....

[/homersimpson]

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:34 AM (Vh4i6)

412 395
Anybody who wants to come to my hometown, I'll take ya to the below
place for pizza. It's been open for 50 years and practically legendary
at this stage.



http://www.yelp.com/biz/me-n-eds-pizza-parlor-lakewood

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:23 AM (Vh4i6)


Me-n-Ed's pizza is something I grew up with in SoCal -- and they're a chain with 60 restaurants! (The one I remember was across the street from a mall that had "The White....." something and, IIRC, was in the San Fernando Valley.) I'm fortunate that there's one in Fremont, CA, not too far from me.

I vaguely remember there being something special and distinctive about their ovens.....like they started out as an oven manufacturer or something.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 01:34 AM (T1005)

413 Farmer, you too!! Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:35 AM (Vh4i6)

414 Seems to be Gal Gadot, being pimped as the new Lynda Carter. Not quite the Moon faced Amazon Goddess Lynda was, but oh well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:30 AM (ojnk6)


Thin we're taliking about two different gals. Just looked it up and it's Audrina Patridge.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:35 AM (j3Ei2)

415 cthulhu, yep. I know that Me-n-Ed's used to be a much larger chain, but they've literally closed *every* *single* *location* they ever had in Southern California *except* for the one in my hometown of Lakewood. We just love our quality pizza, I guess.

I've looked at their website. Outside of Lakewood, the nearest Me-N-Eds is in your neck of the woods, easily at least 300 miles away.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:37 AM (Vh4i6)

416 Re the oven at Me-N-Eds, I wouldn't say there's anything too distinctive about it... except that it looks like it's original from when the location opened in 1964.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:39 AM (Vh4i6)

417 "... a few years ago I found out that he and his wife, who were big Reagan fans and conservatives when I first met them in the '80's - are now complete moonbats. He works in the movie industry now and actually took a month off to work for the Obama campaign in 2008."

In Hollyweird, this is professionally mandatory.

"Hearing that made me not want to visit him, no matter how appealing the SoCal climate is in January."

Actually, there have been spells of what are by SoCal standards extreme cold weather, to include light drifts of snow on the beaches of Malibu, during the last few winters.

Do not expect this to have changed the thinking of any of the locals, including ManBearPig himself, regarding the "planetary emergency" of global warming.

"We exchange Christmas cards now. That's it."

It baffles me that one of the least Christian, and in fact consistently anti-Christian, cultural blocs in America still adhere so strongly to the Christmas-card tradition.

But, in a sense, a lot of what goes on in the modern USA with Christmas cards is self-promotion, and Hollyweird is about nothing more than it is about constant obsessive ridiculous self-promotion via every available avenue, whether or not it's a logically consistent thing to do so.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 01:39 AM (noWW6)

418
heh eh heheh... "meat lover'... heheh... "extra meat"... heheh eh heheh

Posted by: beavis at July 27, 2014 01:39 AM (tBSrv)

419 406
The place I've always wanted to visit is San Diego, which sounds wonderful - perfect climate, good restaurants and beaches.



My old boss, who has retired, has the best of both worlds - a house
in a pretty small town here in Wisconsin, where she and her husband
spend most of the year and a timeshare in Palm Springs. They go to
California after spending Christmas here with their families and stay
out there for January, Feb. and March - the crappiest months in
Wisconsin.



But they can do that because he made quite a bit of money in real
estate before retiring. I'm jealous of snowbirds. I have too many
family and social ties here to want to leave at my age, but sheesh, the
winters are getting harder and harder to bear.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:31 AM (+XMAD)


If you hit SD, make sure to get to Stone Brewing's Liberty Station restaurant (besides the zoo, the Midway, etc.). The fiancee and I ate there two nights back-to-back last year, and the only repeat was the Ruination cheese soup that I had. She doesn't even drink beer. It was Very Tasty stuff, indeed.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 01:40 AM (T1005)

420 So, hamas is sending rockets into Israel during the 12 hour humanitarian reprieve for ramadan....


Please Israel, decimate these pieces of shit.

Don't think USA as it is has your back so don't worry about them.

Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:40 AM (OYOmf)

421 Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 01:29 AM (noWW6)

--Yeah, NYC is the most self-important city on earth. One should visit it, just to know why never to visit it again. Most of it is glitz, and people dressed in black talking on smartphones. Why stay there for long? The cuisine? Uh, why not visit the actual fucking countries where the cuisine originates??

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 01:41 AM (GW/jL)

422 cthulhu, also: could it have been a White Front store you're thinking of?

I still miss the Treasury stores. I also still remember Fedco, Gemco and Fed-Mart (which was run by Sol Price who, I've read, later went on to found Price Club, which eventually became Costco).

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:41 AM (Vh4i6)

423 Thin we're taliking about two different gals. Just looked it up and it's Audrina Patridge.
Posted by: RWC at July 27, 2014 01:35 AM (j3Ei2)
****

Kinda sounds like you had the answer prior to asking the question.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 01:41 AM (ojnk6)

424 Anybody who wants to come to my hometown, I'll take ya to the below place for pizza. It's been open for 50 years and practically legendary at this stage.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/me-n-eds-pizza-parlor-lakewood

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:23 AM (Vh4i6)


There is a very similar place in Chula Vista (south of San Diego) called La Bella's. They opened in 1956, and are still going strong.

Closer to home (well, for you, anyway) have you ever been to the Dal Rae in Pico Rivera? A bit north from your location, but well worth the trip. No pizza, but also legendary.

Posted by: CQD at July 27, 2014 01:41 AM (WbsS3)

425 Uh, why not visit the actual fucking countries where the cuisine originates??

I was going to say to avoid the local diseases, but we're importing those now as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 27, 2014 01:42 AM (0AKks)

426 CQD: I have not been to Dal Rae, but only recently learned about it a few months back when I was researching where to get a decent steak in SoCal that isn't from a chain, like Outback or Black Angus.

Their Whiskey Pepper steak sounds especially appealing. Will definitely be checking them out someday soon. I'd also like to try Stubrik's in Fullerton.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:43 AM (Vh4i6)

427 Do I lose my man card or my movie recommendation card if I admit that one of my guilty pleasure movies is Staying Alive. Probably both.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at July 27, 2014 01:44 AM (4EtoV)

428 Last week, I went to a family reunion organized by a first cousin on my mother's side of the family. (4 brothers, including my grandfather married 4 sisters - a "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" scenario in rural SD - and so my maternal family tree is confusing. My mother had many double first cousins.)

He's an interesting fellow - a married Anglican priest who is also a gun safety instructor. A speech he gave in Chicago arguing for concealed carry is on YouTube. I've never known another clergyman with a "Who Is John Galt?" bumper sticker on his car.

He has been transferred to Davenport, Iowa and was singing the praises of Davenport - pretty little city on the Mississippi so much freer and cheaper than northern Illinois...he actually made me want to visit and I have never before in my life thought, "Gee, I'd like to see Iowa!"

But there are all sorts of unsung jewels in flyover country - places that never get any attention from the media.

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:44 AM (+XMAD)

429 CQD, I don't know La Bella's but they sound awesome. The 1950s were apparently great years for pizza. My Mom's all-time favorite place for pizza, Domenico's in Belmont Shore (a tony spot of downtown Long Beach), opened in 1954 and she's been enjoying them now for well over 50 years. Domenico's actually has a full Italian menu, but my Mom's never ordered anything but the pizza and doesn't intend to change that.

There's also a place in your neck of the woods that I've tried, several locations, called Pizza Port. I'd like to get back down there and try that again as well. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:47 AM (Vh4i6)

430 CQD: I have not been to Dal Rae, but only recently learned about it a few months back when I was researching where to get a decent steak in SoCal that isn't from a chain, like Outback or Black Angus.

Their Whiskey Pepper steak sounds especially appealing. Will definitely be checking them out someday soon. I'd also like to try Stubrik's in Fullerton.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:43 AM (Vh4i6)


Another similar place to check out some day is Red Tracton's in Del Mar. A bit of a drive to the south, but if you were planning on spending a couple of days down there anyway...

Posted by: CQD at July 27, 2014 01:47 AM (WbsS3)

431 Bob Belcher, no worries. One of *my* all-time favorite comedy flicks is Penny Marshall's "Jumping Jack Flash" from 1986. Star: Whoopi Goldberg.

Yet I haven't been barrelized yet, thank God. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:48 AM (Vh4i6)

432 Summer DC Metro tip: put your flimsy transfer ticket in a Ziplock bag and not in your shirt pocket. Reader will not read wood pulp.
Did like the NSA museum. Great coffee cup that draws glaring stares.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at July 27, 2014 01:49 AM (cgWjy)

433 422
cthulhu, also: could it have been a White Front store you're thinking of?



I still miss the Treasury stores. I also still remember Fedco, Gemco
and Fed-Mart (which was run by Sol Price who, I've read, later went on
to found Price Club, which eventually became Costco).

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:41 AM (Vh4i6)


It could very well have been a White Front.....but it was long ago and far away. Where was it?

You would not believe the amount of my early years that was wrapped-up in Fedco. We even did the infamous "cardboard pizza" -- that we called, at the time, "cardboard pizza" even while we bought it.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 01:49 AM (T1005)

434 CQD: so many great places, so little time. :-)

Will keep that in mind. I'd like to visit Del Mar and bet on some horses sometime.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:50 AM (Vh4i6)

435 Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 01:39 AM (noWW6)

Oh, his Christmas cards are entirely secular - usually a picture of him and the missus and their kid against a mountain backdrop and "Happy Holidays!"

He's a completely lapsed Catholic (originally from Philly).

Posted by: Donna and V. at July 27, 2014 01:50 AM (+XMAD)

436 431 Bob Belcher, no worries. One of *my* all-time favorite comedy flicks is Penny Marshall's "Jumping Jack Flash" from 1986. Star: Whoopi Goldberg.

Yet I haven't been barrelized yet, thank God. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:48 AM (Vh4i6)

--All I remember is that Aretha Franklin did a lame cover of the Stones song and the movie bombed big time.

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 01:50 AM (GW/jL)

437 logprof: JJF *did* bomb. I saw it on a double-bill at the Cerritos UA 4 (icky place, no longer there) with "Stand By Me." I expected to love SBM, hate JJF. But I ended up exactly the opposite.

Surprisigly enough, and despite the presence of several stupid anti-Reagan jokes early on, JJF actually is a patriotic film. It's basically a parody of the Bond flicks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:53 AM (Vh4i6)

438 424
Anybody who wants to come to my hometown, I'll take ya to the below
place for pizza. It's been open for 50 years and practically legendary
at this stage.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/me-n-eds-pizza-parlor-lakewood

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:23 AM (Vh4i6)

There
is a very similar place in Chula Vista (south of San Diego) called La
Bella's. They opened in 1956, and are still going strong.

Closer
to home (well, for you, anyway) have you ever been to the Dal Rae in
Pico Rivera? A bit north from your location, but well worth the trip. No
pizza, but also legendary.


Posted by: CQD at July 27, 2014 01:41 AM (WbsS3)


For strange pizza, there was also Chi-chi's -- http://tinyurl.com/kjufzem -- with a whompin' FIVE locations. The one I was most familiar with sliced their pizza in a particular style -- there was one diameter to the pie, then about six perpendiculars to that diameter. This meant that the pizza was pulled off the pie onto plates in strips. I have since visited another Chi-chi's and they don't do that. Their deal was almost a parody of NY style -- sweet cheese in a pool of grease.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 01:56 AM (T1005)

439 Oh, forgot to mention: and in Jumping Jack Flash, the bad guys are actual Soviet-supporting Communists.

If you ever get a chance to look at it on Netflix or something, give it a look. Just ignore the Reagan jokes at the *very beginning* of the film (thankfully they're easy to get out of the way that way), and you'll be surprised IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:57 AM (Vh4i6)

440 cthulhu, sounds like Perry's Pizza. :-)

I only recently learned there's still *one* surviving Perry's in Garden Grove. I went there last summer. It looked as if they hadn't upgraded anything since 1978.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:58 AM (Vh4i6)

441 Oops, guess Perry's is actually making a comeback. There's also two in Huntington Beach.

Disco pizza lives!!!
:-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 02:01 AM (Vh4i6)

442 440
cthulhu, sounds like Perry's Pizza. :-)



I only recently learned there's still *one* surviving Perry's in
Garden Grove. I went there last summer. It looked as if they hadn't
upgraded anything since 1978.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 01:58 AM (Vh4i6)


When I went to school at the University of Casual Sun Bathing, there was "Skip's Perry's pizza" in Isla Vista, which served thick-crust rectangular pies and slices -- I later found there was another one in the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Chi-chi's had round pies, thin crust, but with the weird strip slices.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 02:03 AM (T1005)

443 cthulhu, sounds like Perry's. Rectangular pizza and slices, and just dripping with an extremely dark-red sauce. It actually tasted good, but it didn't *look* good.

I think the 1970s were the epitome of weird cuisine. People were apparently a lot more willing to take the risk of getting ripped off back then than they are today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 02:05 AM (Vh4i6)

444 Well, gonna turn in everybody. Once again, thanks for the great chat.

Hope everyone has a terrific restful Sunday. See you again tomorrow ONT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 02:14 AM (Vh4i6)

445 qdp you may dine at Clearman's/Northwoods Inn and while the cabbage is gross the cheesebread is sublime

Posted by: MAx at July 27, 2014 02:15 AM (b7yum)

446 I think Israel need to start a walking artillery line from the edge of their border back. For every rocket or other attack blow up shit in a line away from the border. Hamas can stop this shit or Palestine can step by step be turned to rubble

Posted by: Swatara at July 27, 2014 02:15 AM (XFT89)

447 Good night, everyone!

Oh, and cthulhu, don't miss the National Building Museum!

Ciao, y'all!

Posted by: logprof at July 27, 2014 02:15 AM (GW/jL)

448 Re: San Diego.

One of America's most pleasant year-round climates, to be sure. Ceteris paribus, I would live there just for weather. But, there are problems in other ways.

I know many people who were homeported there as active duty Navy and who still to this day refer to the place unfondly as "Dago", and are in no hurry to go back.

Plenty of rip-off joints of all sorts.

The beaches are spectacular, but the water is shared with unsanitary Tijuana immediately to the south, which often pumps raw sewage into the sea when their rickety sanitary sewer processing fails. Swim or surf at your own risk.

The airport is small and inefficiently laid out. On the rare occasions that there is genuinely inclement weather, this can be a real problem.

The food is not as accomplished as that of L.A., and I say this as someone who has viscerally hated L.A. for decades.

Although cthulhu did strongly recommend the food at Stone, I haven't been there and hence cannot confirm or deny. But Stone's beer is damned good.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 02:17 AM (noWW6)

449 443
cthulhu, sounds like Perry's. Rectangular pizza and slices, and just
dripping with an extremely dark-red sauce. It actually tasted good, but
it didn't *look* good.



I think the 1970s were the epitome of weird cuisine. People were
apparently a lot more willing to take the risk of getting ripped off
back then than they are today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2014 02:05 AM (Vh4i6)


Things are scarier today. "Pink Slime" (AKA Lean Finely-Textured Beef "LFTB") wasn't legal in human food until 2001. The expose in 2012, which resulted in plant closure and general revulsion, put a dent in the market.....but 2014 will be a new high in production/consumption since it's dropped off the radar.

I should note that the stuff scares the crap out of me because the physical removal methods appear likely to pick up vCJD (if present) and the chemical sterilization methods appear unlikely to remove it (or any other prion disease).

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 02:19 AM (T1005)

450 The Walking Dead trailer looks as though how the Gov's return should have played out last season will now happen. Maybe it is intended the odd numbered seasons outperform the sluggish evens.

Posted by: Reanimated Shane at July 27, 2014 02:20 AM (wu/TK)

451 445
qdp you may dine at Clearman's/Northwoods Inn and while the cabbage is gross the cheesebread is sublime

Posted by: MAx at July 27, 2014 02:15 AM (b7yum)


I've taken the fiancee to Northwoods Inn. It is a dining experience not to be missed -- starting with the velvet paintings and the peanuts.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 02:21 AM (T1005)

452 448
Re: San Diego.



One of America's most pleasant year-round climates, to be sure.
Ceteris paribus, I would live there just for weather. But, there are
problems in other ways.



I know many people who were homeported there as active duty Navy and
who still to this day refer to the place unfondly as "Dago", and are in
no hurry to go back.



Plenty of rip-off joints of all sorts.



The beaches are spectacular, but the water is shared with unsanitary
Tijuana immediately to the south, which often pumps raw sewage into the
sea when their rickety sanitary sewer processing fails. Swim or surf at
your own risk.



The airport is small and inefficiently laid out. On the rare
occasions that there is genuinely inclement weather, this can be a real
problem.



The food is not as accomplished as that of L.A., and I say this as someone who has viscerally hated L.A. for decades.



Although cthulhu did strongly recommend the food at Stone, I haven't
been there and hence cannot confirm or deny. But Stone's beer is damned
good.



Posted by: torquewrench at July 27, 2014 02:17 AM (noWW6)


SD seems to be evolving a regional style of beer that is quite scrumptious -- as evidenced by Stone, Coronado Brewing Company, and Ballast Point. There are a lot of brews that you could blind test and know that they probably had to come from one of those three.....but not be sure which one.

Karl Strauss is a bit of an outlier in that only 1/2 of their beers seem to be "regional".

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 02:26 AM (T1005)

453 You're kidding me, here.....the intertubez got stuck?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 03:08 AM (T1005)

454 So, we just got a postcard from "www.nextdoor.com" which had a personal note from our neighbor who recently had a home break-in. It's interesting.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 03:10 AM (T1005)

455 this reset is really cool.

Posted by: Fuckin socialists at July 27, 2014 03:24 AM (cwaP8)

456 Peculiarly low enlistment rate in Utah ... I'm guessing due to high number of missionaries, who typically get called at that age group (post-high school, pre-college; still malleable in the hands of whatever authoritarian organization gets hold of 'em first.)

Posted by: Moron Labe! at July 27, 2014 04:03 AM (A8ocC)

457 >>>Hamas can stop this shit or Palestine can step by step be turned to rubble

----------

The predominant existing Palestinian architecture style is Postmodern Third World Shithole so how would anybody know the difference?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2014 04:07 AM (75jO+)

458 @196
His best work is in stuff like Pat Novak For Hire, where he's so hard boiled he's a black hole of great lines and bitter cigarette smoke-wreathed cynicism.

Loved this!

I'm up late baking a gross of "magic bars" for a family gig tomorrow. You're supposed to carefully layer the choc chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans, but fuck that. I'm just jumbling everything together in a bowl and dumping it in.

It be like the wild west of cookie bars up in heah.

Posted by: Gem at July 27, 2014 04:34 AM (zw+pb)

459 Whenever I see a conservative make the switch over, they tend to become very militant and go as far left as possible, and vice versa with a liberal that goes conservative.

As someone once told me, former drinkers and smokers are the most anti drinking and smoking people there are.


Then how does one explain the anti-gun tyrants? I really have a hard time believing they were ever pro-gun and flipped. Yet they are rabid in their opposition to the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment, so rabid they want to destroy the 2nd Amendment (as well as destroy those who support it).

Posted by: RickZ at July 27, 2014 04:40 AM (pNdkk)

460 I'm having a bit of an anxiety attack, and hoping I can sleep my way out of it.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 27, 2014 04:49 AM (T1005)

461 Fell asleep and missed the entire ONT.


Shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 05:02 AM (OBl61)

462 Interesting, but a little strange, TWD preview there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 05:07 AM (OBl61)

463 Fell asleep and missed the entire ONT.


Shit.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 05:02 AM (OBl61)

****

Not much was missed. No worries. Sleep was a better time investment, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 27, 2014 05:15 AM (ojnk6)

464 Yeah, recapping now, MWNP.


Speaking of strange, watching "The Rain People" right now on TCM. Effed up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 05:22 AM (OBl61)

465 I'm watching the end of The Kingdom and making Peter Berg sad because I'm smiling every time they kill a terrorist.

Posted by: Adam at July 27, 2014 05:34 AM (G8ga7)

466 "A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East."


How prescient. They wouldn't dare today.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 05:40 AM (OBl61)

467 A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East."
-------

The first ten minutes of the movie is an intense and graphic terrorist attack on an American oil workers residential compound in Saudi Arabia. Men, women, and children being shot, a suicide bomber in a crowd, and then it's capped off by a truck bomb that kills most of the first responders.

And the director was shocked when, in test screenings, the audience cheered at the end when the FBI agents go Rambo on the terrorists. Um, what the hell did you expect?

Posted by: Adam at July 27, 2014 05:46 AM (G8ga7)

468 Nobody up else up with the roosters I see.

Bunch of slackers.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 05:58 AM (i3BqC)

469 Shit, fucked that up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 05:59 AM (i3BqC)

470 I'm up. I've woken at around 2:45 AM for the last several days. Don't know why. It seems like I check in just in time to miss any conversation.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 27, 2014 06:01 AM (NLEgK)

471 Morning, Epo

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 27, 2014 06:04 AM (i3BqC)

472 Don't feel lonely Epobirs! My schedule is so messed up I am used to seeing only the dreg ends of any conversations.

Posted by: Old Dog at July 27, 2014 06:04 AM (tQYJH)

473 My schedule is so messed up
Schedule? What is this schedule you speak of? Is that where you attempt to put some regime in your day?

Posted by: Panhandler at July 27, 2014 06:08 AM (LqVNJ)

474 473 Regimen dumb ass.

Posted by: Panhandler at July 27, 2014 06:09 AM (LqVNJ)

475 Actually my so called schedule has been so screwed up by the Radiation and Chemo I often have no idea where or when I am!

Posted by: Old Dog at July 27, 2014 06:18 AM (tQYJH)

476 475 Damn Old Dog, thoughts and prayers going your way. My cancer was a Class 2, cut me open, removed the tumor, been clean for 2 years thankfully.

Posted by: Panhandler at July 27, 2014 06:22 AM (LqVNJ)

477 I am probably gonna get the knife later on. It is a little small fucker that got found real early. So far the cure has been worse than the problem.

Bile Duct so they want to go get it before it can mess with the liver which so far there is no evidence of!

Posted by: Old Dog at July 27, 2014 06:27 AM (tQYJH)

478 477
You stand bravely at the plate saying " Come on life, give me your best shot" and the sucker throws you a knuckle ball.

Posted by: Panhandler at July 27, 2014 06:31 AM (LqVNJ)

479 It's a muggy one today. Glad I started prepping my pork-eggplant stir fry already. Only have to mince the garlic and ginger, slice the onion and open a can of water chestnuts. The sliced pork is marinating and the eggplant was cooked yesterday, along with slicing the carrots, red pepper and hot pepper. Also made the sauce this morning (fresh orange juice/orange zest/hois-sin sauce, with other stuff like soy, sesame oil, garlic-chili sauce, etc.).

Posted by: RickZ at July 27, 2014 06:33 AM (pNdkk)

480 You got it Panhandler. My attitude is to take a look back at my life and tell myself hell, I'll beat this sucker also!

Posted by: Old Dog at July 27, 2014 06:36 AM (tQYJH)

481 479 Strange, my recipes all seem to start with - " Cut film to vent"

Posted by: Panhandler at July 27, 2014 06:37 AM (LqVNJ)

482 My breakfast ones start with "Whip Three Eggs in a cup."

Posted by: Old Dog at July 27, 2014 06:39 AM (tQYJH)

483 That's lunch I prepped. Breakfast is coffee yogurt, then homemade iced coffee (this pitcher/batch contains dry toasted hazelnuts, a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of Dutch processed cocoa powder) and a toasted buttered roll.

I gave up on ding food ('open vent to cook' food). I like the cost of home cooking versus takeout as well as knowing exactly what's in the damn thing.

Posted by: RickZ at July 27, 2014 06:43 AM (pNdkk)

484 Holy smokes. And all they want me to do is go on cholesterol meds (probably not gonna happen) and most likely stop drinking my straight from the cow, no skimming, milk (definitely not gonna happen).
And if they tell me to stop eating bacon on the weekends,,, well...

And not to worry, since I'm typing, the morning thread is either already up or will be before more than a couple of folks see this.

Posted by: teej at July 27, 2014 06:47 AM (PBVvc)

485 I can just see the scene if I ever get invited to Rick Z's place for dinner - "You stay fo hour. You leave now!"

Posted by: Panhandler at July 27, 2014 06:49 AM (LqVNJ)

486 You stay fo hour. You leave now!"

LOL! When I've had people over for eggplant parm, garlic bread and lots of wine, they need 'fo hour' to recover their senses.

Posted by: RickZ at July 27, 2014 06:54 AM (pNdkk)

487
Off to the Flea Market for the first time since my Father passed away. Later, h8ters!

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 27, 2014 07:03 AM (RcpcZ)

488 Tap...tap...tap...

Waiting for Sis.

Getting up early without some Vic snark feels like I'm missing something.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 27, 2014 07:10 AM (RcpcZ)

489 Hiya teej, et. al.

Woke up at 5 mountain time. Guess it's good practice for when Eldest Kidlet goes back to school next month. Feels weird though since I've never been an "early bird" but have been awake before my alarm all week.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at July 27, 2014 07:24 AM (OAqY9)

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