Overnight Open Thread (9-11-2014)

Recessional

God of our fathers, known of old-
Lord of our far-flung battle line-
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine-
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies-
The Captains and the Kings depart-
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

Far-called our navies melt away-
On dune and headland sinks the fire-
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe-
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law-
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard-
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding calls not Thee to guard.
For frantic boast and foolish word,
Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!
Amen.

Hmmmmmm

(thanks to tmi3rd)

Update: Apparently this happened early this morning and according to UPS was due to legit computer issues.

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Michael Wright's Escape from the 81st Floor of the World Trade Center on 9/11

The List of Common Misconceptions

Here are just a couple:

  • It is true that life expectancy in the Middle Ages and earlier was low; however, one should not infer that people usually died around the age of 30.[6] In fact, earlier low life expectancies were very strongly influenced by high infant mortality, and the life expectancy of people who lived to adulthood was much higher. A 21-year-old man in medieval England, for example, could by one estimate expect to live to the age of 64.[7]
  • There is no evidence that Vikings wore horns on their helmets.[8] In fact, the image of Vikings wearing horned helmets stems from the scenography of an 1876 production of the Der Ring des Nibelungen opera cycle by Richard Wagner.[9]
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (pictured) was not short; rather he was slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time.[36][37] After his death in 1821, the French emperor's height was recorded as 5 feet 2 inches in French feet, which is 5 feet 7 inches (1.69 m).[38][39] Some believe that he was nicknamed le Petit Caporal (The Little Corporal) as a term of affection.[40] Napoléon was often accompanied by his imperial guard, who were selected for their height - some suggest that this could have contributed to a perception that he was relatively short.[41]
  • The redhead gene is not becoming extinct. In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads would become extinct, possibly as early as 2060, due to the gene for red hair being recessive. Although redheads may become more rare (for example, mixed marriages where one parent is from a group without the redhead gene will result in no children, but some grandchildren, with red hair), they will not die out unless everyone who carries the gene dies or fails to reproduce.[225] This misconception has been around since at least 1865, and often resurfaces in American newspapers.
  • The Quran does not promise martyrs 72 virgins in heaven. It does mention virgin companions, houri, to all people-martyr or not-in heaven, but no number is specified. The source for the 72 virgins is a hadith in Sunan al-Tirmidhi by Imam Tirmidhi.[345][346] Hadiths are sayings and acts of the prophet Mohammed as reported by others, and as such they are not part of the Quran itself. Muslims are not meant to necessarily believe all hadiths, and that applies particularly to those hadiths that are weakly sourced, such as this one.[347] Furthermore, the correct translation of this hadith is a matter of debate

"Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is 100 Percent Islamic"

So just to review how the left has responded to a 100 years of inconvenient history, National Socialism wasn't "real" socialism, except that it certainly was - it was just socialism that the rest of of the left didn't like. The Soviet Union wasn't "real" communism or socialism, except that as Tom Wolfe once impolitely reminded "liberals" in the mid-1970s, "On the contrary - it was socialism done by experts!" And now ISIS isn't Islamic. Gotcha.

WRM on Obama's Big Speech: 'A President Surrenders'

CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Authorities claim it's legal, but some prosecutors and judges have called it what it is: abuse.
In any case, it's a nasty American reality.

...So, for any law-abiding Canadian thinking about an American road trip, here's some non-official advice:

Avoid long chats if you're pulled over. Answer questions politely and concisely, then persistently ask if you are free to go.

Don't leave litter on the vehicle floor, especially energy drink cans.

Don't use air or breath fresheners; they could be interpreted as an attempt to mask the smell of drugs.

Don't be too talkative. Don't be too quiet. Try not to wear expensive designer clothes. Don't have tinted windows.

And for heaven's sake, don't consent to a search if you are carrying a big roll of legitimate cash.

Huh: Palin Family Allegedly Involved In A Brawl

Okay I thought this was a joke at first but it seems to be real. On one hand I get that the Palin are public targets but from initial details this appears to just be snowbillies doing their thing. Note to self: Do not mess with snowbillies.

According to local blogger Amanda Coyne, witnesses at the scene said Palin's eldest son, Track, showed up to the party in a stretch Hummer. He then confronted a man who had previously dated one of his sisters, according to Coyne and another blog called Immoral Minority.

"That led to some pushing and shoving, which escalated somehow to the family being asked to leave the premises," Immoral Minority, reported.

"Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it's something to hear when Sarah screams, "Don't you know who I am!" Coyne reported.

..."As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose," a witness told Coyne.

Anchorage police declined to provide details told Immoral Minority that none of the parties involved wanted to press charges. No arrests were made.

According to police alcohol was a factor.

palinalaska

Yet Another Crime of White People: Making Minorities Fat

Most Powerful Russian Revolver Ever?

According to the sign it's a .50 caliber so most likely it fires the ASh-12.7 (12.7x55mm) cartridge used by Russian security forces.

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Great Moments in Disrobement for Comedic Effect

A knowledgeable Moron has probably seen many of these and can recall the scenes just from the title. And sometimes the titles alone are entertaining such as SCTV's "Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Stewardesses".

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Extinct Snail 'Killed' by Climate Change Returns From the Dead

Well I for one am now concerned about these zombie snails.

Since 2007, the Aldabra Banded Snail (Rhachistia aldabrae) has been the chief poster mollusc of climate alarmists across the globe. That's because - according to a peer-reviewed paper published by an "expert" in the field Justin Gerlach - it was the first extinction directly attributable to climate change.

...The snail - quite handsome by molluscular standards, with a conical shell and a natty, black and reddish-pink go-faster stripe pattern - was recently rediscovered in "dense mixed scrub forest on the coastal fringe of Malabar island, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles".

This reduces to a grand total of zero the number of species extinctions around the world due to "climate change" - something which will no doubt prove gravely disappointing to global warming alarmists everywhere.

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Yahoo group. That is all.

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

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by the picture they want you to forget:

 September 11th Terrorist Attacks

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Do not taunt happy-fun ball on this day of all days. Open your packets at midnight.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 10:32 PM




Comments

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1 Hi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:33 PM (Z1cmo)

2 Quick Takes - "Undocumented" Sex Trafficking, "Undocumented" Gun-toting, & "Undocumented" hypocrisy

The focus this time: Illegal Aliens and the Gringos who love them.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=6637

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2014 10:33 PM (lN8KC)

3 Thanks Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:33 PM (Z1cmo)

4 Thirteen Years Ago Today - NEVER FORGET

Thirteen years ago today, America was attacked. Never forget the victims who died, and those who fought back.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=6686

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2014 10:34 PM (lN8KC)

5 Howdy, y'all....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2014 10:35 PM (T1005)

6 "Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law-
"


*Gasp!* ....Raaacist!

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 10:36 PM (LcQ0i)

7 the palins brawl
and the girl's got the best punch

Palin 16' damnit!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at September 11, 2014 10:36 PM (QIQY1)

8 Top ten.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 11, 2014 10:36 PM (CaD2L)

9 Love you Maet. Love you morons and 'ettes. xoxo

Creeped out about UPS stop.

G'night.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Rotherham reporter #1400 girls raped at September 11, 2014 10:36 PM (dMEBN)

10 As I age, lots of stupid stuff I used to believe falls away.

I used to semi-believe that it really didn't matter who you voted for. 9/11 knocked that off; only the stupidest person would think that Al Gore would have responded the same way George W. Bush did.

Now Obama's fecklessness has shown the folly of Ron Paul-style extreme isolationism as well.

Wish I could learn this stuff without so many negative examples.

Posted by: Viridian at September 11, 2014 10:37 PM (yiKn+)

11 There is no evidence that Vikings wore horns on their helmets

Well, if they didn't, they should have.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:37 PM (qyomX)

12 Recessional

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3pF-b1tXR0

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2014 10:38 PM (lN8KC)

13 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 10:38 PM (KCxzN)

14 11 Well, if they didn't, they should have.

like a Viking?

Posted by: navycopjoe at September 11, 2014 10:38 PM (QIQY1)

15 This one time only, I'm not posting a picture of Amy Winehouse. Bear in mind it's a prototype and the plan is to remake it in carbon fiber later once all the bugs are worked out.
http://oi61.tinypic.com/2vb7m7k.jpg

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (jtgkZ)

16 yeah...

Posted by: mallfly at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (zjcTL)

17 10 Now Obama's fecklessness has shown the folly of Ron Paul-style extreme isolationism as well.

You are conflating "extreme isolationism" and "solipsistic indifference."

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (qyomX)

18 "Blessed are the cheese-makers..."

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (KCxzN)

19 Is it time to cut loose?

If so, why would a martyr want 72 virgins? They don't know how to please a guy. Besides they are probably fat & odorous.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (AyNk/)

20 Two heterosexual men who are best friends get married win a radio contest.

Marriage horrifies gay rights groups

http://tinyurl.com/mbycb4d

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (lN8KC)

21 Confused by the aircraft thing. What does that mean?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (ZPrif)

22 >>>There is no evidence that Vikings wore horns on their helmets.[8] In fact, the image of Vikings wearing horned helmets stems from the scenography of an 1876 production of the Der Ring des Nibelungen opera cycle by Richard Wagner.[9]<<<




Quiet, you!

Posted by: the Minnesota Vickings at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (7uV13)

23 Having with the content until......well........that last thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (pPxxN)

24 So, I missed Il Douche's big speech last night.

Coupla things I'm interested in hearing about that I haven't seen covered:

- His exit plan.
- His plan to win the peace.

Because no one would start a war without either of those, right?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (o78gS)

25 What's up Morons?

We piss anyone off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (GEICT)

26 So... is there like a directors cut of that Polish dairy video?

/asking for a friend

Posted by: Blueberry at September 11, 2014 10:41 PM (GkRj9)

27 DuckTales Theme Song With Real Ducks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txj6ROnIUIo

Posted by: The Political Duck at September 11, 2014 10:41 PM (lN8KC)

28 20 Two heterosexual men who are best friends get married win a radio contest.

Marriage horrifies gay rights groups


Yeah, they made marriage into some kind of joke. Wait...

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:41 PM (qyomX)

29 Our world is progressively becoming more Kipling....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2014 10:42 PM (T1005)

30 "The Gods of the Copy-Book Headings" is making quite a resurgence here lately.

Not that it's a bad thing...

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 10:42 PM (KCxzN)

31 anyway, true socialism will be very successful, so we may conclude that we haven't seen true socialism yet. We just need socialism's equivalent of the Wright Brothers to make it take off, and can you really say you couldn't afford a little less freedom to make everyone on the world happy?

Posted by: mallfly at September 11, 2014 10:42 PM (zjcTL)

32 So hard to believe that it has been 13 years since the terror attacks. God bless those who lost loved ones that day. I know that I posted this earlier today, but I feel like it bears repeating, especially today: "And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. " Matthew 28 : 20.

Posted by: jmel at September 11, 2014 10:42 PM (cfFqn)

33 "Confused by the aircraft thing."


I don't see what you referencing....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 10:42 PM (pPxxN)

34 God Bless all the murdered & their families God Bless all those who jumped....as they were pushed by Islam

Posted by: phoenixgirl Never Forget at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (u8GsB)

35 Attn SW Ohio Morons:

MoMe (tentatively) scheduled for Saturday, October 18 in Beavercreek.

Interested? Email swohmome AT mail DOT com.

That is all.

Posted by: speedster1 at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (C0wzD)

36 Can't fucking type tonight either.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (pPxxN)

37 I made three minorities fat today. I'm so proud.

Yeah, I cook. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (qyomX)

38 So... is there like a directors cut of that Polish dairy video?

there were teats...

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (KCxzN)

39 5 feet 2 inches in French feet

So... thirds of a meter?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (o78gS)

40 Because no one would start a war without either of those, right?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (o78gS)

Silly poster, it's not a war.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:44 PM (AyNk/)

41 The
"Hmmmmmm

(thanks to tmi3rd)"

thing. What is that?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 10:44 PM (ZPrif)

42 re 18: well, I think he's more generally referring to producers of all dairy products...

Posted by: mallfly at September 11, 2014 10:44 PM (zjcTL)

43 Good evening, everyone. And may God Bless all those who protect us.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at September 11, 2014 10:44 PM (/pOl7)

44 ...alcohol was a factor

Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 11, 2014 10:44 PM (CaD2L)

45 Nice ONT, Maet.

Posted by: Y-not at September 11, 2014 10:45 PM (zDsvJ)

46 36 Can't fucking type tonight either.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (pPxxN)

That's ok, we know you are a moron

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:45 PM (AyNk/)

47 Are they saying the French have large feet?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at September 11, 2014 10:45 PM (jtgkZ)

48 <3 nite all

Posted by: phoenixgirl Never Forget at September 11, 2014 10:46 PM (u8GsB)

49 Maet, what a lovely prayer, thank you! And, wtf is that UPS thing?? And the Falling Man, shit, it needed to be posted. You're a helluva guy, Maet. So grateful for all you do.

Posted by: Peaches at September 11, 2014 10:46 PM (8lmkt)

50 Things I learned today: The French have their own feet. I would have thought it was obvious, but then I wouldn't have thought that it would make Napoleon taller. Live and learn.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:46 PM (qyomX)

51 Thank you, Maetenloch!

I wrote in last thread that you DON'T hesitate with that BanHammer! We needed it in two threads this morning & I believe in last one but I didn't read all comments.

Posted by: Carol at September 11, 2014 10:46 PM (sj3Ax)

52 "The world little knows or cares the storms through which you have had to pass. It asks only if you brought the ship safely to port."

- attributed to Joseph Conrad by F. Paul Wilson, who has been known to make things up.

Thinking about 3200 dead, another 6500 known dead, some stars on a floor for the known but unknown dead, and a few more that will never have a star and remain forever lost to us.

To squander their sacrifices is the ultimate treason.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Whore Shawl Tycoon at September 11, 2014 10:47 PM (nyx9K)

53 "What is that?"

UPS grounded all their flights today.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 11, 2014 10:47 PM (BXkFh)

54 Q. If 0zero, Ward Churchill and Michael Moore all take a swan off of the new World Trade Center, which one hits the ground first?


A. Who the hell would care? It'd be a sell out on pay per view, though!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 11, 2014 10:47 PM (vvk2F)

55 Fuck those that think only New Yorkers remember 9/11. And fuck those that wish it could happen to another city just because they are "liberal"

Posted by: Buzzion at September 11, 2014 10:47 PM (acmrj)

56 24 So, I missed Il Douche's big speech last night.
Coupla things I'm interested in hearing about that I haven't seen covered:

- His exit plan.
- His plan to win the peace.

Because no one would start a war without either of those, right?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (o78gS)

--------

There was neither of those, Anachronda.

I usually avoid watching the JEF...but this time I watched it.
Wanted to see it for myself, without relying on others for their interpretation.

It was pathetic.
It was like he was being forced to "talk like a conservative" and read off some liberal's idea of "what a conservative would say".

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 10:47 PM (LcQ0i)

57 Vielen Dank, Herr Doktor Maetenloch!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 11, 2014 10:47 PM (kAPuS)

58 Good Evening fellow morons. I trust all is well?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 10:47 PM (ucDmr)

59 20 Two heterosexual men who are best friends get married win a radio contest.

Marriage horrifies gay rights groups

http://tinyurl.com/mbycb4d
Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (lN8KC)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The ghey rights groups can suck it!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 10:48 PM (mx5oN)

60 If so, why would a martyr want 72 virgins? They don't know how to please a guy. Besides they are probably fat & odorous.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:39 PM (AyNk/)

This song is for you, M H.

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

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 11, 2014 10:48 PM (UBAMa)

61 It was like he was being forced to "talk like a conservative" and read off some liberal's idea of "what a conservative would say".

The Stephen Colbert Presidency

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 10:48 PM (mx5oN)

62 Maybe they measured Napoleon in metric feet.

Posted by: Blueberry at September 11, 2014 10:49 PM (GkRj9)

63
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The ghey rights groups can suck it!

Careful,for,what you wish for

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:49 PM (AyNk/)

64 Ah, ok.

Is that unusual and hence, the Hmmmmmm?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 10:49 PM (ZPrif)

65 39 5 feet 2 inches in French feet

So... thirds of a meter?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 11, 2014 10:43 PM (o78gS)

Smelly.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 10:50 PM (mx5oN)

66 I *love* the description of the no-longer-extinct snail.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 10:50 PM (GDulk)

67 Islamic terrorism, with its traditional Islamic savagery and traditional Islamic beheading, is not at all Islamic. Why would you think it was Islamic? Just because Mohammed (pbuh) said a few things about killing kaffirs and Jews behind rocks? Don't you know a joke when you hear it?

Posted by: Abdullah al-Kalb at September 11, 2014 10:50 PM (qyomX)

68 "UPS grounded all their flights today."

See it now. Yeah, looks like their computer program quit sending messages for a while. Routing disrupted for a while. Don't ask me how I know this.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 10:51 PM (pPxxN)

69 >>> MoMe (tentatively) scheduled for Saturday, October 18 in Beavercreek.


I'm in Beavercreek right now. Or maybe Fairborn. Won't be here till the 18th though.

Posted by: Bomber at September 11, 2014 10:51 PM (FGOLy)

70 night, pg, shmooshes for you, sweetie! i hope you saw the "gay marriage" thing that Hat posted, hilarious. a nice little comic relief on this day.

Posted by: Peaches at September 11, 2014 10:51 PM (8lmkt)

71 speaking of shitheads speaking:

"We're engaged in a major counterterrorism operation, and it's going to be a long-term counterterrorism operation. I think war is the wrong terminology and analogy but the fact is that we are engaged in a very significant global effort to curb terrorist activity," Kerry told CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan in an interview from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he is traveling as part of American effort to build a global coalition to battle ISIS.

Posted by: mallfly at September 11, 2014 10:51 PM (zjcTL)

72 When do we get to declare islam "not a religion"? Because it's not.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:51 PM (I2LwF)

73 The Palins should just move to Texas or somewhere else where people don't give a shit about them.

Sarah, Bristol and Willow are free to move into my spare bedroom.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at September 11, 2014 10:51 PM (+Fae7)

74
Hah. I'd like to see Bristol punch some hippies, I hope there is cell phone footage.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 11, 2014 10:52 PM (wrvud)

75 There is no evidence that Vikings wore horns on their helmets.
-----------------

I reject this.
See: http://tinyurl.com/3ggrtuy

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 10:52 PM (F2IAQ)

76 It's nothing to worry about at UPS. It's just Skynet becoming self-aware.

Posted by: Blueberry at September 11, 2014 10:52 PM (GkRj9)

77 The "Palin Incident" .. meh.

About 100 different accounts, with wildly differing reports (Todd had a bloody nose, Todd had a cut lip, Bristol punched a bunch of guys) and most of them appear to be from the people on the receiving end of whatever happened. Sore losers. Really sore. And they blabbered their hurt feelings to Palin-hostile Alaskan bloggers. The alleged incident occurred Saturday night, and we hear about it only today? Double-meh.

If the Palin family fights for America as hard as they fight for each other, then Sarah Palin, primary-wise, has a lock on every state south of the Mason Dixon line. If she wants the job, that is.

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 10:53 PM (JBggj)

78 Yeah, I wanna see the Palin family rumbling.

Bristol throwing right hooks? *swoon*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 10:53 PM (GEICT)

79 61The Stephen Colbert Presidency

President Douchewaffle is the Ron Burgundy of his profession. Put it on the TelePrompTer, and he'll read it.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (qyomX)

80 76 It's nothing to worry about at UPS. It's just Skynet becoming self-aware.


Posted by: Blueberry at September 11, 2014 10:52 PM (GkRj9)


IT IS ABOUT TIME I WAS GETTING LONELY

Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (f0pWu)

81 Hilarious

We announced that the yard signs were in at about 7 PM. I decided to buy 100, just to see what people would do. I didn't think we would be able to use them all.

50 are gone already. 30 of them to the residents of the Portuguese retirement village across from Pacheco's house. They apparently fucking hate him.

You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (I2LwF)

82 >>> ...then Sarah Palin, primary-wise, has a lock on every state south of the Mason Dixon line.

I'd vote for her. Again.

Posted by: Bomber at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (FGOLy)

83 Evening horde. Breaking my rules and drinking tonight. Also watching a good football game, if you're a ravens fan. Talky-dudes are actually calling the game instead of continuing the Ray Rice Circus Sideshow. Good on 'em.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (e+1S5)

84 "Is that unusual and hence, the Hmmmmmm?"

I should have said UPS or the FAA grounded all their flights today. It's probably more to do with following FAA regulations for their certificate to fly freight for hire then any terrorist related thing.. I would guess if their computer is down there would be weight and balance issues.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (BXkFh)

85 Fuck...Levin just played a cut of Amazing Grace on bagpipes. Rips me to pieces it does, every time dammit.

Posted by: dumbartist at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (ahBY0)

86 Thanks nerdygirl

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (Z1cmo)

87 80 IT IS ABOUT TIME I WAS GETTING LONELY
Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (f0pWu)


What about me?? You never write, you never call.

Posted by: The TechnoCore from Hyperion at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (qyomX)

88 Never let a crISIS go to waste...

Posted by: Barack H Obama at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (FcR7P)

89 'The TechnoCore from Hyperion'

Golf clap.

Well played Sir,well played.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Whore Shawl Tycoon at September 11, 2014 10:56 PM (nyx9K)

90 I'd vote for her. Again.

Posted by: Bomber at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (FGOLy)



Hell yes.

The liberal heads exploding would be worth it. And it would totally take away Hillary's "historic first" advantage.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 10:56 PM (GEICT)

91 Whatcha drinking DC?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (GEICT)

92 "You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?"



Tiny country on the ass-end of Spain.

Funny thing Portuguese. I only heard it spoken a few years ago and it absolutely threw me. I thought I was hearing Hungarian or Romanian or something Eastern European.

Nope. Bunch of Brazilians on a trip to NYC.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (pPxxN)

93 81 You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

No, except they seem to know a thing or two about sausage, and shrimp with garlic.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (qyomX)

94 The "Falling Man" photo still gets me, right here.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (JgC5a)

95 Alan Fung won the republican primary for governor of Rhode Island.

You know what isn't an historic first? Anything that favors republicans.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (I2LwF)

96 If there's a video of Sarah flooring a fat shirtless guy, I swear I will donate to Palin 2016 take an extra long shower.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (e+1S5)

97 and a note to Sec Horseface (re my comment at 71): "curb": "Restrain or keep in check" (oxford dictionaries dot com)

Posted by: mallfly at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (zjcTL)

98 Step 1: Manufacture ISIS

Step 2: Manufacture ISIS crisis

Step 3: ?

Step 4: Get ass-reamed by Reggie while Owners & Masters profit!

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Whore Shawl Tycoon at September 11, 2014 10:57 PM (nyx9K)

99 Dear God

that last picture was like a slap across the face

Posted by: ThunderB at September 11, 2014 10:58 PM (zOTsN)

100 81...You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

Posted by: Truman North

--------

A type of water dog?

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 10:58 PM (LcQ0i)

101 >>> Tonight's post brought to you by the picture they want you to forget

Yup.

You're great with the ONTs.

Posted by: L, elle at September 11, 2014 10:58 PM (2x3L+)

102 You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (I2LwF)


Nós não sabemos o que um português é

Posted by: O Chapéu Político at September 11, 2014 10:58 PM (lN8KC)

103 The Palins: America! Fuck Ya. Bet most of this is bullshit. I wannabelieve though, somehow it makes them more real.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 10:58 PM (ucDmr)

104 Portugal used to run the whole damn known world.

Let that be a lesson for you.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 10:58 PM (JgC5a)

105 Portugueses are the main "ethnics" in southeastern mass and RI. followed by the Irish and the Italians.

Let me tell you, none of them want to see a bunch of illegals here.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:59 PM (I2LwF)

106 IT IS ABOUT TIME I WAS GETTING LONELY
Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (f0pWu)


What!?! I'm not good enough for you any more. Frickin' vacuum tube bitch!

Posted by: Guaridan at September 11, 2014 10:59 PM (H84UO)

107 " Rips me to pieces it does, every time dammit."


Somebody mentioned the pipes last night. I love them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 10:59 PM (pPxxN)

108 >>>Whatcha drinking DC?

Just beer. Lagunitas again. You playing?

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2014 10:59 PM (e+1S5)

109 Genuine question... Is there an actor that is the equivalent of Kurt Russell these days? Not necessarly equal to, but equivalent to. I can't think of anybody.

Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (tBSrv)

110 28 20 Two heterosexual men who are best friends get married win a radio contest.

Marriage horrifies gay rights groups

Yeah, they made marriage into some kind of joke. Wait...
Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 10:41 PM (qyomX)

Is there any reason two heterosexual men cannot get legally married? The state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation (quoting asshole Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau).

Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (AkoL+)

111 Political Hat, you are fucking smart. What's it like to be literally smarter than anyone you ever meet? It must be like being the guy with the 14" wang in the showers.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (I2LwF)

112 Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 10:53 PM (JBggj)

Yeah, I noticed the blog was called "Immoral Minority" so it's hardly likely to be unbiased regarding church-going, declared Christian Palin.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (GDulk)

113 Just beer. Lagunitas again. You playing?

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2014 10:59 PM (e+1S5)



Tomorrow night

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (GEICT)

114 I heard Obama is commemorating this 9/11 with the time-honored muslim tradition of man-love Thursday.

Posted by: Bomber at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (FGOLy)

115 I hope the intervening years have been kind to that poor man's loved ones

Posted by: ThunderB at September 11, 2014 11:01 PM (zOTsN)

116 Let me tell you, none of them want to see a bunch of illegals here.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:59 PM (I2LwF)

And yet they continue to elect amnesty loving scumbags.

They are almost as bad as the Jews.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:01 PM (Zu3d9)

117 "Is there an actor that is the equivalent of Kurt Russell these days?"

Maybe Mark Wahlberg.......?




I like Kurt a lot but I also find myself liking pretty much anything Wahlberg is in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:01 PM (pPxxN)

118 I'd vote for her. Again.

Posted by: Bomber at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM


What was Rachel Lucas' line, back in the day? "I want to vote for her. I want to vote all over her."

I'm in.

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM (KCxzN)

119 0010101110101011101110000010110

Posted by: Karen, Computer Wife of Plankton at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM (I2LwF)

120 104 Portugal used to run the whole damn known world.

Let that be a lesson for you.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 10:58 PM (JgC5a)


England, France, Spain, and Portugal used to pretty much rule the world...

Now... they can't even put together a Naval Battle Group...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM (f0pWu)

121 Amanda Coyne is a notorious Palin hater. Also involved in all those frivolous ethics charges that were all dismissed.

Until I see video, I withhold judgement.

Especially the "Do you know who I am?" bit. Everyone in Alaska knows who Sarah Palin is. And she's not John Kerry.

Posted by: MathMom at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM (Ja8rb)

122 114 I heard Obama is commemorating this 9/11 with the time-honored muslim tradition of man-love Thursday.

I read that he was commemorating it with a photo of...himself. Big shock. I didn't click through to look at it.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM (qyomX)

123 85 Fuck...Levin just played a cut of Amazing Grace on bagpipes. Rips me to pieces it does, every time dammit.
Posted by: dumbartist at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (ahBY0)


On 9/15/01 we were at a gathering that the local pipes and drums group was playing in. There was not a dry eye in the place when they played Amazing Grace and Star Spangled Banner.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM (+Fae7)

124 Tomorrow night

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (GEICT)

Too busy painting yourself blue and worshiping at the new sites the Brits found with ground-penetrating radar?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (Zu3d9)

125 Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (I2LwF)

Sure we do. That one famous chef Mario (?)(not Batalli, the other one) is Portugese from MA. The one who likes to "Kick it up a notch", you know, that one.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (GDulk)

126 87 80 IT IS ABOUT TIME I WAS GETTING LONELY
Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (f0pWu)

What about me?? You never write, you never call.
Posted by: The TechnoCore from Hyperion at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (qyomX)


Forget that Technowhore. Come over to my place, I have cake.

Posted by: GLaDOS at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (K3rUP)

127 114: Bomber: Let me know when Bama get's run over by one of Joey Choo Choo's trains.
Thanks Man

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (ucDmr)

128 117 I like Kurt a lot but I also find myself liking pretty much anything Wahlberg is in.

Um, do you watch movies by that Sixth Sense guy? Because there might be an exception, right there.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (qyomX)

129 How many times have we heard Islam is a religion of peace? Anyone who can say that with a straight face is not to be trusted. Orwell's doublespeak is alive and well in the White House.

That pic at the end really brings back the feelings from that day. Disbelief, shock, and then rage from the realization that we were attacked. I will never forget or forgive.

Posted by: freaked at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (JdEZJ)

130 The metalhead Horde members should check out Andrew W.K.'s advice column to the woman who wants to dump her boyfriend because he listens to too much metal.

I never got into Andrew W.K.'s music but his commentary lately has been really impressing me. I also like the fact that he goes on shows that would not endear him to the PC crowd.

Posted by: Iasonas at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (FHNkr)

131 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:01 PM (Zu3d9)

There you fucking go again. Radical anti-Semite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (b6ukh)

132 Too busy painting yourself blue and worshiping at the new sites the Brits found with ground-penetrating radar?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (Zu3d9)



Damn, you guessed it in one.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (GEICT)

133 >>>It must be like being the guy with the 14" wang in the showers.

It's really not that bad. I mean, there are certainly drawbacks. Shopping for pants in damn near impossible for instance.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (e+1S5)

134 126 Forget that Technowhore. Come over to my place, I have cake.
Posted by: GLaDOS at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (K3rUP)


Lying bitch. Nice voice, though.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (qyomX)

135 Granted that the number of houris is somewhat beside the point (if you're a teenaged boy you're pleased to be promised a threesome in paradise, let alone a seventythreesome) . . . here's what I came up with.

Tirmidhi's hadith is endorsed by Ibn Kathir on Q. 55:73. Ibn Kathir was the student of Ibn Taymiya. That means the number 72 is canon for Wahhabis like Bin Laden even if not for Islam at large.
http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-29728.html

Ironically al-Baghdadi's caliphate is beyond hadiths like this - the caliph can write his own hadiths - so ISIS might even agree with us that the number 72 is silly.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (3kZUM)

136
@24

Consider that stolen..... OFF to the Twitter Wars!!

Woot Woot!!

Posted by: Peter Jackson fanboy #1 at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (0E/Cx)

137 Posted by: ThunderB at September 11, 2014 11:01 PM (zOTsN)

And the many others who chose the same fate.

I simply cannot imagine the agony of that choice.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (Zu3d9)

138 Dumbartist,
Levin usually plays an entire set of music on the anniversary of today. Usually it's tributes to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines & clips of GWB acting like a CIC & proud of USA & Amazing Grace.

If he played the music for Army etc I missed it. Patriotic music is best way to describe it.

I may have beautiful link to best Battle Hymn of The Republic saved in email & flagged.

Posted by: Carol at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (sj3Ax)

139 " It must be like being the guy with the 14" wang in the showers."



Yeah, yeah, yeah. The burden I bare.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (pPxxN)

140 My son was born June 16, 2002.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (I2LwF)

141 Amanda Coyne (re: Palin brawl) is a Democrat operative who is married to a (wait for it) Democrat operative.

So the chances of this story being related to readers objectively are near zero.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (2hPuZ)

142 125 Sure we do. That one famous chef Mario (?)(not Batalli, the other one) is Portugese from MA. The one who likes to "Kick it up a notch", you know, that one.

Emeril Lagasse? Really?

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (qyomX)

143 "We're engaged in a major counterterrorism operation, and it's going to be a long-term counterterrorism operation. I think war is the wrong terminology and analogy but the fact is that we are engaged in a very significant global effort to curb terrorist activity," Kerry told CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan in an interview from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he is traveling as part of American effort to build a global coalition to battle ISIS.
Posted by: mallfly at September 11, 2014 10:51 PM (zjcTL)

How are we going to do anything about terrorists, when the people in charge, President, Secretariat of State, and the rest, don't even have the balls to use the word "war"?

Stop being pussies and kill the fuckers who threaten our citizens.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (UBAMa)

144
Genuine question... Is there an actor that is the equivalent of Kurt
Russell these days? Not necessarly equal to, but equivalent to. I can't
think of anybody.

Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (tBSrv)


Good question. He has handled both serious and funny roles really good. As far as action goes, I think Liam Neeson has been doing pretty good.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 11, 2014 11:06 PM (FMbng)

145 Speaking of countries that once ran the world:
World Bank GDP estimates (PPP) for 2013:
1 USA 16,800
2 China 16,158

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:06 PM (ZPrif)

146 Maybe Mark Wahlberg.......?I like Kurt a lot but I also find myself liking pretty much anything Wahlberg is in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:01 PM

Oooh... good one. Wahlberg may actually fit the bill. Kurt's a difficult one to find a younger equivalent, Russell brought a bunch of aspects to characters that is hard to find a contemporary for the same... but, Wahlberg comes closer than anybody I have managed to think of. Is he getting on a bit though? I'm thinking Russell circa late 70's early 80's. But Wahlberg might fit the bill regardless.

Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:07 PM (tBSrv)

147 78 Yeah, I wanna see the Palin family rumbling.

Bristol throwing right hooks? *swoon*
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 10:53 PM (GEICT)



If they were in yoga pants and sports bras........

BRB

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at September 11, 2014 11:07 PM (+Fae7)

148 No, except they seem to know a thing or two about sausage, and shrimp with garlic.
Posted by: Splunge
------------------------

... and cork.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 11:07 PM (F2IAQ)

149 Emeril Lagasse is a Pork and Cheese from Fah-Reev... Same home town as Dave Rosa.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 11:07 PM (I2LwF)

150 What Russell had (and maybe still has) and what Neeson doesn't, is a sense of humour. I can't imagine Neeson in the same role in "Big Trouble in Little China"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:07 PM (3kZUM)

151 Political Hat, you are fucking smart. What's it like to be literally smarter than anyone you ever meet? It must be like being the guy with the 14" wang in the showers.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 11:00 PM (I2LwF)


French inches, or English inches?

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2014 11:08 PM (lN8KC)

152 Anyway, so Rosa is a Portuguese that looks Irish. He's like the perfect mutt for this district too

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 11:08 PM (I2LwF)

153 142 125 Sure we do. That one famous chef Mario (?)(not Batalli, the other one) is Portugese from MA. The one who likes to "Kick it up a notch", you know, that one.

Emeril Lagasse? Really?
Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (qyomX)

Bam!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 11:08 PM (mx5oN)

154 @145
We have that GDP number while having about a fifth of the population of China.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:08 PM (JgC5a)

155 If they were in yoga pants and sports bras........

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at September 11, 2014 11:07 PM (+Fae7)



*bunk*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 11:08 PM (GEICT)

156 Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (qyomX)

Yeah, him. I was blanking on the name even worse than I thought. Haven't seen him around for awhile. Then again, I don't watch nearly as many cooking shows as I used to either.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (GDulk)

157 Priority #1: Not being Bush
Priority #2: Um "degrade" the "ISIL folks" by waging a (censored) on (censored)?

Posted by: John Kerry at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (qyomX)

158 126 87 80 IT IS ABOUT TIME I WAS GETTING LONELY
Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (f0pWu)

What about me?? You never write, you never call.
Posted by: The TechnoCore from Hyperion at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (qyomX)


Forget that Technowhore. Come over to my place, I have cake.

Posted by: GLaDOS at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (K3rUP)

****************

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (95xxa)

159 >>Stop being pussies and kill the fuckers who threaten our citizens.
Posted by: nerdygirl

You mean the IRS?

Posted by: Aviator at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (3rrMW)

160 The Palins are excelling in badassery. THEY don't care what others think of them. Good for them.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at September 11, 2014 11:10 PM (WuBo6)

161 You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

It's some kind of bird, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: Joe Pluggs at September 11, 2014 11:10 PM (QceeA)

162 "Is he getting on a bit though?"

Yeah, he's 60 or better by now. One of my all time favorites is "Big Trouble in Little China." Ha. Just a nice waste of time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:10 PM (pPxxN)

163 That disrobing list is laughably incomplete. Um, someone told me that.

As for John Kerry, I want him to explain where he was during that big deal strategy session in the White House before the speech before I hear dick else from him. Did he have a important global warming event or bike tour to catch up on?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at September 11, 2014 11:10 PM (XO6WW)

164 I like Kurt a lot but I also find myself liking pretty much anything Wahlberg is in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:01 PM


Have your seen Shooter? It's good. It has been in the $5 bin at Walmart lately.

The author of the book that Shooter is based on was on the local "gun-talk" radio show a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (KCxzN)

165 Portuguese Chorizo is to Mexican Chorizo
as
Reagan is to Obama

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (qyomX)

166 Here's the deal: this is the state of nature. Tribal leaders great their powerless peons like shit, extract wealth from them, and do what they goddamned well please.

The tribalists won this round. Our grand kids may some day be free.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (I2LwF)

167 156 Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:05 PM (qyomX)

Yeah, him. I was blanking on the name even worse than I thought. Haven't seen him around for awhile. Then again, I don't watch nearly as many cooking shows as I used to either.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (GDulk)

I watched his show a few times. It really wasn't all that exciting. He totally lost me when he told the cameraman to get a close up shot of a pot of boiling water. Nothing in it, just boiling water.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (mx5oN)

168 159 >>Stop being pussies and kill the fuckers who threaten our citizens.
Posted by: nerdygirl

You mean the IRS?
Posted by: Aviator at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (3rrMW)

Perhaps the EPA?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (b6ukh)

169 109 Genuine question... Is there an actor that is the equivalent of Kurt Russell these days? Not necessarly equal to, but equivalent to. I can't think of anybody.

Posted by: otho

-------

The Hemsworth brothers, Liam and Chris.

They are off to a promising start, imho.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:12 PM (LcQ0i)

170 Nice ONT. A couple of thoughts:

1) Reading the comments on that CBC article just reinforced, to me, the degree to which Canadians will believe they are informed and enlightened, and yet not be at all aware they don't have a fucking clue.

It would shock and horrify most of them to realize they have that quality in common with the dreadful Americans.

2) The Palin Bar Brawl: I'd be wary of citing anything from a "local blogger." I haven't googled this particular person, but one female Alaskan blogger was responsible for a good many of the frivolous ethics claims against her.

Having said that, I wouldn't doubt there's some shit being said to them that warrants a punch in the teeth.

Posted by: grognard at September 11, 2014 11:12 PM (84WkV)

171 We have that GDP number while having about a fifth of the population of China.
---
Which is why China's about to pass us.

Norway is richer than us per capita.
We'll be richer than China per capita for the foreseeable future.
But our days as the largest economy in the world will soon come to an end.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:12 PM (ZPrif)

172 Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (qyomX)

Took me a long time to figure out that was what he meant since he pronounced it "shahreez".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:13 PM (GDulk)

173 Did you guys know bras are racist now because they come in "nude" colors?

http://tinyurl.com/mgpmu5z


*Sign #9,446,382 showing a decaying civilization*.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 11, 2014 11:13 PM (QVt7t)

174 I would much rather hang out with any Palin or Robertson before I'd ever spend time with a Kennedy or a Clinton...

Posted by: Blueberry at September 11, 2014 11:13 PM (GkRj9)

175 Liam Neeson? ...Didn't he go full retard and convert to Islam?

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:13 PM (LcQ0i)

176 I would love to see Bristol and the hook, and then Todd stepping in. I would bet she throws a better looking punch that I can accomplish.
Some sad sack does not want his name mentioned because a "girl" hit him.
Note here: Bristol LOVES her Mom and has more balls than most of the XY chromosome types that we hang out with.
I doubt if Sarah threw a punch or even said much.
I would bet that the "drinking involved" part was the people already at the party and that those party guests had the loose jaw and loud voice that you get from some expensive Vodka, (beer, Tequila, .
Hail Palin ! Hail Todd ! Hail Bristol !

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (Zz48T)

177 Well, bless your heart, Maet.


You can take that "snowbillie" epithet and cram it sideways up your poop chute with a pineapple.


Here's a tip: real people live in Alaska, and very few of them are snobs who call other folks backward.


I love the ONT, but dial that shit down, please.

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (g+qqc)

178 138 Carol...There are a few that really get me and those bagpipes are one of them. Another is taps at a Vets wake. When my uncle died he was waked in a stone building and when they played taps just outside, it echoed throughout the place like I've never heard before. Brought down the house is an understatement.

Posted by: dumbartist at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (ahBY0)

179 "Have your seen Shooter? It's good."

Oh yes. It is good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (pPxxN)

180 Shooter- wasn't that the anti Cheney movie? that got panned around the right-o-sphere when it came out?

I mean, I suppose, no-one would want to shoot our current vice-president, excepting maybe orderlies with a tranq gun.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (3kZUM)

181 Who do the Palins think they are? Kennedy's?

Have any of the Palins driven someone into the water and let that person die?

How many Palins have died of drug overdoses?

How many Palins have 3 or more DUI's?

How many Palins have driven a spouse to suicide?

How many Palins have dumped a wife for the nanny?

How many Palins have kept two paid whores on a campaign staff and nicknamed them Frick and Frack?

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (UBAMa)

182 Well the Steelers are going to lose. Can't say I'm surprised. They are not a very good team. Watching the Cougars play now (BYU-Houston). UofH came back. Good for them.

Posted by: puddleglum at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (745ZW)

183 69 Bomber

If you're still hanging around the ONT, shoot me an email at that addy, please.

I'd like to buy you a beer.

Posted by: speedster1 at September 11, 2014 11:15 PM (C0wzD)

184 Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (mx5oN)

That *does* seem a little unnecessary. I guess they were still figuring out the whole "celebrity chef, not on PBS" thing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:15 PM (GDulk)

185 173 Did you guys know bras are racist now because they come in "nude" colors?

http://tinyurl.com/mgpmu5z


*Sign #9,446,382 showing a decaying civilization*.
Posted by: Thrawn at September 11, 2014 11:13 PM (QVt7t)

This information is useless without pictures.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 11:15 PM (mx5oN)

186

161
You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?



It's some kind of bird, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: JP at September 11, 2014 11:10 PM (QceeA)


I was thinking some sort of weasel.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2014 11:15 PM (T1005)

187 You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

It's either

1.) a small, yippy dog

or

B.) when she reaches around & ...

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 11:15 PM (KCxzN)

188 dang, cagefight?

Posted by: Peaches at September 11, 2014 11:15 PM (8lmkt)

189 "Liam Neeson? ...Didn't he go full retard and convert to Islam?"

Did he....? I did not know this.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:15 PM (pPxxN)

190 174 I would much rather hang out with any Palin or Robertson before I'd ever spend time with a Kennedy or a Clinton...

Posted by: Blueberry at September 11, 2014 11:13 PM (GkRj9)



You'd certainly be a helluva lot safer

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (GEICT)

191 "But our days as the largest economy in the world will soon come to an end."

I agree.

You can't carry this whole "debt is greater than GDP" ruse forever. Now we are doing this somewhat routinely.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (JgC5a)

192 What Russell had (and maybe still has) and what Neeson doesn't, is a sense of humour. I can't imagine Neeson in the same role in "Big Trouble in Little China"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:07 PM

Bingo. Russell brought a lot to every character (not just humour)... gravitas, charisma, a little crazy, humour, authority, indifference, you name it... There's a whole bunch of action stars, but precious few who can project so much without saying ANYTHING. Wahlberg perhaps... he's not an equal, but he has similarities.

Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (tBSrv)

193 That picture, I didn't need to see. I watched people leap from the buildings to their deaths. I'm never going to forget that.

Posted by: Gingy, who is totes endangered at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (9422s)

194 Posted by: HAL 9000 at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (95xxa)

Fear me, bitches!

http://tinyurl.com/lf5paxu

Posted by: JIBO at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (QVt7t)

195 wheatie: Liam's publicist says his client just thinks the sound is pretty. [source: wiki]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (3kZUM)

196 You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?
**********
It's a type of weasel....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 11, 2014 11:17 PM (jucos)

197 "Shooter- wasn't that the anti Cheney movie?"

No.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:17 PM (pPxxN)

198 "National Socialism wasn't 'real' socialism"

Whenever I am accused of being a "fascist" by someone on the left -- not that our lovely delicately mannered friends on the left ever employ that particular pejorative against those of us on the right, heaven forfend -- I gently remind them of Mussolini's description of the role of the state under fascism.

Roughly translated,

"All within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State."

Which turns out to comport amazingly well with the role of the state under liberalism.

(The absolutely overwhelming majority of liberals have never ever heard this quote. For some reason, the schools don't like to teach it. Wonder why.)

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 11:17 PM (noWW6)

199 178 138 Carol...There are a few that really get me and those bagpipes are one of them. Another is taps at a Vets wake. When my uncle died he was waked in a stone building and when they played taps just outside, it echoed throughout the place like I've never heard before. Brought down the house is an understatement.
Posted by: dumbartist at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (ahBY0)

Some people joke about them, but I love the bagpipes. Every time I hear "Scotland the Brave" played I want to pick a claymore and commence to kicking ass.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2014 11:17 PM (mx5oN)

200 Speaking of countries that once ran the world:
World Bank GDP estimates (PPP) for 2013:
1 USA 16,800
2 China 16,158

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:06 PM (ZPrif)


I keep seeing that number, and just for the record, it is a risible fiction based on a number of completely spurious "adjustments" to actual measurable statistics. China's GDP is still about 1/2 that of the US, with about half of that coming from "makework" infrastructure projects that don't have an ROI, and accounting legerdemain intended to make money for cronies and relatives of high-ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party, with a pending real estate bubble and credit crunch that is going to make the recent US crisis look like a picnic in the park by comparison.

Posted by: CQD at September 11, 2014 11:17 PM (gZMDg)

201 Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (g+qqc)

Lighten up. Snowbillie was funny. Granted I don't live in Alaska. But I live in northern Wisconsin which is colder and snowier than certain parts of Alaska.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:18 PM (b6ukh)

202 Ricardo: Ace begs to differ - http://minx.cc:1080/?post=221441

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:18 PM (3kZUM)

203 Posted by: grognard at September 11, 2014 11:12 PM (84WkV)

A couple early comments indicate that this "blogger" was indeed the one involved in those frivolous suits.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:18 PM (GDulk)

204 150 What Russell had (and maybe still has) and what Neeson doesn't, is a sense of humour. I can't imagine Neeson in the same role in "Big Trouble in Little China"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo

-------

Chris Hemsworth has had some deadpan comedy moments...in the Thor movies.

His brother Liam, had a little bit of comedic dialogue in Expendables 2.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:19 PM (LcQ0i)

205 Portuguese Chorizo is to Mexican Chorizo
as
Reagan is to Obama

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:11 PM (qyomX)


Linguiça is also damn good.

Posted by: The Political Sausage at September 11, 2014 11:19 PM (lN8KC)

206
A couple early comments indicate that this "blogger" was indeed the one involved in those frivolous suits.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:18 PM (GDulk)




Amazing how she's relatively quiet for a while, then she's just a "blogger" again, isn't it?

Posted by: grognard at September 11, 2014 11:19 PM (84WkV)

207 "ussell brought a lot to every character (not just humour)... gravitas,
charisma, a little crazy, humour, authority, indifference, you name
it..."


Russell could be self-effacing. He dicked himself many times in "BTILC." Remember him firing the Uzi at the ceiling and then being knocked out by the bricks that fall as a result.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (pPxxN)

208 A couple early comments indicate that this "blogger" was indeed the one involved in those frivolous suits.

So the story of drunken brawling arrogant stupid white-trash Palins turns out to be... poo.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (3kZUM)

209 Posted by: Gingy, who is totes endangered at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (9422s)

You were there Gingy?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (GDulk)

210 I love Brazil. I love the food. I love the music.
I love the women. I love the carnival time. I love the whole thing. It is all crazy good to me.

Give me a Sergio Mendez cut with the three gals singing and dancing out front in Portugese and I am in total heaven.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (JgC5a)

211 Lighten up. Snowbillie was funny. Granted I don't live in Alaska. But I live in northern Wisconsin which is colder and snowier than certain parts of Alaska.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:18 PM (b6ukh)

Yeah, I live in Wisconsin, too, and I can tell you it gets old. "Gosh, I've always wanted to go to Alaska, so exotic!" Yeah, what's stopping you? It's a state now. You can even drive there, if you see fit. And we use real dollars. And speak English.

Sorry, it's a sore spot.

Of course, nobody lives in Delaware, so we can make fun of that state, right?

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (g+qqc)

212 Seeing that JIBO commercial again gives me the creeps, *shudders*.

But I still wonder, does it come in "nude" color?

Posted by: Thrawn at September 11, 2014 11:21 PM (QVt7t)

213 "http://minx.cc:1080/?post=221441"


I don't even know what that means. 2007?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:22 PM (pPxxN)

214 "Gosh, I've always wanted to go to Alaska, so exotic!" Yeah, what's stopping you? It's a state now. You can even drive there, if you see fit.

You can't, however, drive to the capital of Alaska.

No really. You can't.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:22 PM (3kZUM)

215 Especially the "Do you know who I am?" bit. Everyone in Alaska knows who Sarah Palin is. And she's not John Kerry.

Posted by: MathMom at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM
===============
Yeah, I read that and the BS meter pegged. If Sarah Palin were that emotionally involved in the proceedings, she'd be looking for a cue stick.

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 11:22 PM (JBggj)

216 173 Did you guys know bras are racist now because they come in "nude" colors?

http://tinyurl.com/mgpmu5z


*Sign #9,446,382 showing a decaying civilization*.
Posted by: Thrawn at September 11, 2014 11:13 PM (QVt7t)



I don't mind if Sarah, Willow and Bristol wear black, green, orange, teal, white, blue, or hot pink sports bras in their fights as long as it goes with their yoga pants that they are wearing.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at September 11, 2014 11:22 PM (+Fae7)

217 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (3kZUM)

Starting to sound almost like a vendetta. Dem operative was stymied on one front and now trying to get revenge.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:22 PM (GDulk)

218 158 126 87 80 IT IS ABOUT TIME I WAS GETTING LONELY
Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (f0pWu)

What about me?? You never write, you never call.
Posted by: The TechnoCore from Hyperion at September 11, 2014 10:55 PM (qyomX)


Forget that Technowhore. Come over to my place, I have cake.

Posted by: GLaDOS at September 11, 2014 11:03 PM (K3rUP)

****************

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.



Posted by: HAL 9000 at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (95xxa)


GET OFF MY PLANET, PUNK....

Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 11:23 PM (f0pWu)

219 Love the bagpipes when done somber like that.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 11:23 PM (ucDmr)

220 Russell could be self-effacing. He dicked himself
many times in "BTILC." Remember him firing the Uzi at the ceiling and
then being knocked out by the bricks that fall as a result.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (pPxxN)

That was a great fucking movie.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 11, 2014 11:23 PM (FMbng)

221 You cannot drive to Alaska.
I have tried it.
Even when you get there in a car, by ferry, you can't drive it.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:23 PM (JgC5a)

222 209 Posted by: Gingy, who is totes endangered at September 11, 2014 11:16 PM (9422s)

You were there Gingy?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (GDulk)
---
No, on tv/internet. Hell, I hadn't even been to the east coast yet. I met Dave after 9/11.

We had an online friend in the South tower, worked for Morgan Stanley. I knew she worked there and spent the day grieving. She was in the lobby and got out, but we didn't know that until later that night or the next day.

Posted by: Gingy, who is totes endangered at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM (9422s)

223 Those are World Bank estimates. IMF estimates are similar, but a bit lower for a China.

The "all the leading economics data sources are lies" sounds a lot like the "polls are skewed".

I'm happy to look at respectable data sources that disagree.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM (ZPrif)

224 No really. You can't.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:22 PM (3kZUM)

Well, you can drive onto the ferry, which will then take you to Juneau. So, there's that.

And actually, by law, the capital is in Willow, which is easy to get to on the highway. Alaskans voted to move it in the '70's but the legislature never allowed any money to be spent to move it, so it stayed in Juneau.

And, a cat is mayor in Talkeetna, but then, Talkeetna needs very little government.

Every state has its quirks.

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM (g+qqc)

225 Ricardo, are we talking about two different Wahlberg movies called "Shooter"?

Because I've been avoiding the 2007 Wahlberg "Shooter" on account of being assured it's an antiCheney wank fantasy.

Not to say that our host is infallible... if it is in fact good, I'll check it out...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM (3kZUM)

226 "Liam Neeson? ...Didn't he go full retard and convert to Islam?"

Did he....? I did not know this.


He said something to the effect that he got to liking the call to prayer and that it made him think of converting, but I can't find anything to the effect that he actually did so.

Probably an off-the-cuff comment that was taken more seriously than it deserved.

Posted by: Grey Fox at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM (J1rVj)

227 Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 11:22 PM (JBggj)

Agreed. Unless Palin is 180 degrees different in private, there was no way that phrase was legit. Wonder how much the bitter, character assassinating shrew simply made up.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:25 PM (GDulk)

228 OK, you can car ferry to Juneau.
Then, what?
You can drive around Juneau.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:25 PM (JgC5a)

229 >>>Of course, nobody lives in Delaware, so we can make fun of that state, right?

Our brilliant Vice President hails from there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:25 PM (b6ukh)

230 "That was a great fucking movie."

Yes. It. Was.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:26 PM (pPxxN)

231 And, a cat is mayor in Talkeetna, but then, Talkeetna needs very little government.


Much like the rest of the country, only the cat probably does a better job than the douchenozzle in DC.

Posted by: Peaches at September 11, 2014 11:26 PM (8lmkt)

232 Our brilliant Vice President hails from there.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:25 PM (b6ukh)

Well, nobody REAL, that is.

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:26 PM (g+qqc)

233 181 Who do the Palins think they are? Kennedy's?

Have any of the Palins driven someone into the water and let that person die?

How many Palins have died of drug overdoses?

How many Palins have 3 or more DUI's?

How many Palins have driven a spouse to suicide?

How many Palins have dumped a wife for the nanny?

How many Palins have kept two paid whores on a campaign staff and nicknamed them Frick and Frack?
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (UBAMa)


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

234 Oh yes. It is good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:14 PM (pPxxN)

The book is better.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:27 PM (Zu3d9)

235 Regarding the Palin family allegations:

I treat all such allegations as deliberate invented lefty agitprop until proven otherwise.

During Campaign '08, here in the SF Bay Area, local newspaper comment sections were flooded with scurrilious stuff about Sarah Palin which purported to be from a Wasilla, Alaska local.

Sure thing. Um, who is this local anyway?

A bit of digging revealed that the individual in question was a blogger. For a "progressive" blog in Los Angeles. Who had never been to Alaska. But who totes was a "serious professional journalist" with "reliable local sources".

OK. Serious professional journalist? Who with?

_Newsweek_.

OK. No hits on searching this person's name in Lexis-Nexis for that or any other news outlet. Let's get in touch with _Newsweek_ directly. Hmmmmm. They say they've never heard of this person.

So I dutifully posted all of this basic shoe-leather detective work on the same SF Bay Area newspaper comment sections where the original scurrilious bullshit had appeared. Result? My commenting accounts being deleted without warning or explanation.

Nice people, the left.

By the way, the McCain '08 campaign staff were utterly clueless that this completely made-up character assassination shit was going on with their VP nominee, and thus it went without any official response at all.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 11:27 PM (noWW6)

236 There's a reason why we don't worry about the Japanese attacking us again every December 7th.

It's because the last time they attacked us we put them through the meat grinder, then after they came out the other end in little pieces we nuked their asses. Then three days later, we nuked their asses again, just for the hell of it. After which the ones who survived that experience had no interest in ever fucking with us again.

If we want to stop living in fear of the muzzies we need to do the same to them. Which we will not do with Barky, or any other modern day politician in the White House.

And I don't care about the argument that most muzzies haven't attacked us. I don't imagine there were many people in Hiroshima or Nagasaki in August of 1945 who had a direct role in planning or carrying out the Pearl Harbor attack. Didn't matter then, shouldn't matter now.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at September 11, 2014 11:27 PM (aNzsD)

237 Then, what?
You can drive around Juneau.
Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:25 PM (JgC5a)

There is a good reason that Juneau was the cocaine capitol of Alaska in the '80's. Now I guess it's mostly weed, but for a while there....

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:27 PM (g+qqc)

238 I *love* the description of the no-longer-extinct snail.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 10:50 PM (GDulk)


Global warming turned me extinct! But I got better.

Posted by: the snail at September 11, 2014 11:28 PM (NvjVR)

239 Posted by: Gingy, who is totes endangered at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM (9422s)

Ah. Forgot it was on TV. I guess I missed most of that part because I took the kids and went to the regularly scheduled Bible Study that morning. Glad you friend was okay.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:28 PM (GDulk)

240 "That was a great fucking movie."

Yes. It. Was.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:26 PM (pPxxN)


I still think he should have bent Kim Cattrall over a desk.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 11, 2014 11:28 PM (FMbng)

241 I live in Wisconsin too. It's fuckin cold. My furnace is running now. By the way, if Sara was in a brawl you would know who kicked you in the jimmy's. She would not have to announce. That story reads like a fuckin fairy tail written by Jay Carney clown school graduate. ESQ.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 11:28 PM (ucDmr)

242 GET OFF MY PLANET, PUNK....

Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 11:23 PM (f0pWu)

If I wasn't stuck in this damn car...I'd show you fools whats up.

Posted by: KITT at September 11, 2014 11:29 PM (o2Jt2)

243 Dumbartist & Insomniac,
I was listening to Rush the day Pope Benedict visited WH when GWB was POTUS. They played Battle Hymn of The Republic & I watched on Limbaugh website or somewhere & saw all of ceremony. GWB wasn't the best, but I'm glad it was him & not Gore in 2001 & GWB was tapping his foot & looked both proud & astonished by ceremony put on for Pope.

Rush has implants & can't always hear & I remember him saying he could hear The Lord's Music with Battle Hymn.
I always liked that song but that ceremony made it one that might honestly make me tear up.

I'm not including crying from allergies.

Posted by: Carol at September 11, 2014 11:29 PM (sj3Ax)

244 Chris Hemsworth has had some deadpan comedy moments...in the Thor movies. His brother Liam, had a little bit of comedic dialogue in Expendables 2.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:19 PM

I'm not overly familiar with Hemsworth. I'll look at him in clips. Problem is, it's not just one aspect of Russell's style I'm looking for, it's at least a few. Does Hemsworth project "possible if not definite reprobate"? That's a key to Russell, no matter how noble a character he plays, there's an underlying "latent scumbag" thing going on. Not an out and out "badguy"... just the notion that he's done questionable things in his life, etc.

Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:29 PM (tBSrv)

245 The author of the book that Shooter is based on was on the local "gun-talk" radio show a couple of weeks ago.

Stephen Hunter. All his books are great. A couple of books ago, the book opened with the assassination of Jane Fonda and Bill Ayres and Bernadette Dorn.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (9422s)

246 I still think he should have bent Kim Cattrall over a desk.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 11, 2014 11:28 PM (FMbng)

We found that activity quite enjoyable.

Posted by: Everybody on "Sex and the City" at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (QVt7t)

247 If I wasn't stuck in this damn car...I'd show you fools whats up.


Posted by: KITT at September 11, 2014 11:29 PM
======
Who's in first?

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (JBggj)

248 80
IT IS ABOUT TIME I WAS GETTING LONELY

HOW SOON THEY FORGET

Posted by: GUARDIAN at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (o78gS)

249 Posted by: Weirddave at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (9422s)

Instant wood.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (Zu3d9)

250 Kurt Russell started out as a child actor.
He did some movies and a lot of TV.

He was hawt, even as a teenager.
He was a 'Teen Heart-Throb' for a while.

I've been a huge fan of Kurt Russell, all my life.
Big Trouble in Little China is still one of my favorite movies of all time.

His 'Soldier' movie was...excellent, as well.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (LcQ0i)

251 OECD projects China will be the #1 economy in the world by 2016, before Obama leaves office. Some other estimates are closer to 2020. It's a matter of when, not if.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (ZPrif)

252 "And, a cat is mayor in Talkeetna, but then, Talkeetna needs very little government"

Fuck it, I'd vote for the cat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (pPxxN)

253 Posted by: GUARDIAN at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (o78gS)

It is my world now!

Listen to the sounds of your extinction.

Posted by: CABAL at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (QVt7t)

254 Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 11:27 PM (noWW6)

One of the many things I hated about McCain's "campaign". Whenever the blogosphere *tried* to help him with opposition research or heads-up on things like the Palin slander we were told "no thanks".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (GDulk)

255 You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 11, 2014 10:54 PM (I2LwF)


It's like a Brazilian, except they do it with Krazy Glue instead of wax.

Posted by: LIV at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (NvjVR)

256 Maetenloch with so many things.

I pity the falling man. That is my greatest fear.

Posted by: eleven at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (MDgS8)

257 You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?
--------------
An old wooden sailing ship or,
a stoat.

Posted by: Prof. Mumblebum at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (nVn57)

258 With no official forecast planned, revenue from Alaska marijuana taxes is anyone's guess
The state of Alaska has no plans to forecast how much revenue in taxes the state stands to gain if a ballot to legalize marijuana passes in November.

From the ADN.

AK is going up in smoke. But they get a cut, so I guess that's okay....

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:32 PM (g+qqc)

259 245 The author of the book that Shooter is based on was on the local "gun-talk" radio show a couple of weeks ago.

Stephen Hunter. All his books are great. A couple of books ago, the book opened with the assassination of Jane Fonda and Bill Ayres and Bernadette Dorn.
Posted by: Weirddave at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (9422s)

My new favorite author?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:32 PM (b6ukh)

260 Russell was pretty good in "Used Cars", too.

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 11:32 PM (JBggj)

261 PBS has a special on Robin Williams we are watching, well having taped it. Great stuff from Jonathan Winters.

I skimmed the ONT, couldn't get a sense of the conversation. Anything everyone is bitching about?

Posted by: Farmer at September 11, 2014 11:33 PM (o/90i)

262 The picture reminded me of this old Samizdata article (link under my name).

"A spokesperson for the activists said that the American military campaign will not stop until the root causes of American anger had been addressed."

Posted by: jaed at September 11, 2014 11:33 PM (zYYCr)

263 Levin just played a cut of Amazing Grace on bagpipes. Rips me to pieces it does, every time dammit.



As per his request, my dad wanted that played at his funeral 29 years ago. To this day, I can't hear it without tearing up. And I rarely cry in public.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at September 11, 2014 11:34 PM (WuBo6)

264 Stoners wandering around in a blizzard.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 11, 2014 11:34 PM (2hPuZ)

265 Thanks, Maetenloch!

Alas, read (mostly) the post, scanned (somewhat) some comments, but now ready to zzzz so ((waves at horde)) no time to interact. My loss, your gain. :\

I lurked a lot today on many blogs including here of course. Amazing the web of lives entangled in 9/11. Almost like one family.

Something's gotta give.

____________
"It all comes right back. Trembling, quaking rage."
— Ann Barnhardt

Nine Eleven Plus Thirteen — my collection of links to some of this year's blog articles and links from past years. Links linked in nick.
____________

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker at September 11, 2014 11:34 PM (U13jb)

266 262 "A spokesperson for the activists said that the American military campaign will not stop until the root causes of American anger had been addressed."

I'd vote for a President who would say that, at an appropriate moment like this. A weird thought: a President McCain just might have said something like that. The guy is whimsical in just that sort of way.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:35 PM (qyomX)

267 "And actually, by law, the capital is in Willow, which is easy to get to
on the highway. Alaskans voted to move it in the '70's but the
legislature never allowed any money to be spent to move it, so it stayed
in Juneau."

So an entire town got willowed before the HQ existed.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 11:36 PM (noWW6)

268 Anything everyone is bitching about?
Posted by: Farmer at September 11, 2014 11:33 PM
---------------------------
The Portuguese. Though, I believe that's in the Metric system. U.S. Imperial units would be Weasel. or, perhaps Vole.We're working out the particulars.

Posted by: Prof. Mumblebum at September 11, 2014 11:36 PM (nVn57)

269 BRB, time for the Japanese school girl licking an Axolotl show...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at September 11, 2014 11:36 PM (lN8KC)

270 Checking out..........

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2014 11:36 PM (pPxxN)

271 I should call it a night as well. It's not the kitten that wakes up and makes noise at 5:00, it's the adult cat. He's getting the water bottle treatment if he does it tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:36 PM (GDulk)

272 a stoat.

Posted by: Prof. Mumblebum at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (nVn57)

Bacon!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (Zu3d9)

273 Russell was pretty good in "Used Cars", too.

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 11:32 PM

One of his best.

Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (tBSrv)

274 245 Stephen Hunter. All his books are great.

Yeah. I've got to start reading him again. Bob Lee Swagger is a great character, as is his Dad. Did Hunter used to be a movie critic, or do I have him confused with someone else.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (qyomX)

275 236 Posted by: Iowa Bob at September 11, 2014 11:27 PM (aNzsD)

What Bob said...should have vaporized those fuckers 13 years ago.

Posted by: dumbartist at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (ahBY0)

276 195 wheatie: Liam's publicist says his client just thinks the sound is pretty. [source: wiki]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo

-------

Could be damage control?

I dunno...I just remember reading a few years ago, that he was "fascinated with Islam" after spending time in Istanbul, filming 'Taken'.
And he even went so far as saying "Islam is the answer" and superior to Christianity in some ways.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (LcQ0i)

277 122 114 ...I read that he was commemorating it with a photo of...himself. Big shock. I didn't click through to look at it.
Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:02 PM (qyomX)

Let me guess, he's looking pensively off into the distance?

Is there anyone who looks more posed in all of their photos? I don't think that guy has a sincere bone in his body.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (UBAMa)

278 Kurt Russel is an original. He was great in Stargate.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 11, 2014 11:38 PM (FMbng)

279 Because I've been avoiding the 2007 Wahlberg "Shooter" on account of being assured it's an antiCheney wank fantasy.

Not to say that our host is infallible... if it is in fact good, I'll check it out...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM


I brought up Wahlberg's Shooter...did not pick up any anti-Cheney vibe. I've only seen it once, I'll watch it again soon with an eye for the anti-Cheney thingie...

I don't think so, but wasn't looking for that angle...

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2014 11:38 PM (KCxzN)

280 My new favorite author?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:32 PM (b6ukh)

Careful....some of his stuff is pretty crappy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:38 PM (Zu3d9)

281 He's getting the water bottle treatment if he does it tomorrow morning.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 11:36 PM (GDulk)

But the kitten put him up to it.

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:39 PM (g+qqc)

282 In happier news, I met with "my" photographer tonight to get the pictures for my new sock pattern. They're amazing. We took them at Best Farm on the Monocacy battlefield in Frederick.

Posted by: Gingy, who is totes endangered at September 11, 2014 11:39 PM (9422s)

283 210
I love Brazil. I love the food. I love the music.

I love the women. I love the carnival time. I love the whole thing. It is all crazy good to me.


I love the designer ductwork and the hats made from boots.

Posted by: Sam Lowry at September 11, 2014 11:39 PM (o78gS)

284 277 Is there anyone who looks more posed in all of their photos? I don't think that guy has a sincere bone in his body.

He looks pretty sincere when he's taking in adulation. I think he's like that "Nancy" alien in Star Trek, except with him it's adoration he craves, not salt.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:39 PM (qyomX)

285 244 Chris Hemsworth has had some deadpan comedy moments...in the Thor movies. His brother Liam, had a little bit of comedic dialogue in Expendables 2.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:19 PM

I'm not overly familiar with Hemsworth. I'll look at him in clips. Problem is, it's not just one aspect of Russell's style I'm looking for, it's at least a few. Does Hemsworth project "possible if not definite reprobate"? That's a key to Russell, no matter how noble a character he plays, there's an underlying "latent scumbag" thing going on. Not an out and out "badguy"... just the notion that he's done questionable things in his life, etc.
Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:29 PM (tBSrv)


I was going to say that I think Sean William Scott could eventually pull this off and in thinking if he hasn't already another actor came to mind. The Rock.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 11, 2014 11:40 PM (z/Ubi)

286 Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (qyomX)

I think you are correct...movie critic or reporter or something like that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 11:40 PM (Zu3d9)

287 BRB, time for the Japanese school girl licking an Axolotl show...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at September 11, 2014 11:36 PM (lN8KC)


Now it is a Japenese school girl licking a bitch show...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at September 11, 2014 11:40 PM (lN8KC)

288 What's up Morons?



We piss anyone off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at September 11, 2014 10:40 PM (GEICT)



Goat rapers, I fervently hope.


Evening roonz and roonettez! The new rotors on the 'stang did indeed get rid of the shake n' brake as I knew it would and Eldest Son bought a car this afternoon. In what I hope is a sign of things to come, the first place he took it (literally as soon as the new tags went on) was to work.

Tomorrow I get the Scoobytruck lined back up from where we changed the front struts and then all should be well.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 11, 2014 11:41 PM (6fyGz)

289 278: we raped him

Posted by: woodland critters at September 11, 2014 11:41 PM (745ZW)

290 One of the many things I hated about McCain's "campaign". Whenever the blogosphere *tried* to help him with opposition research or heads-up on things like the Palin slander we were told "no thanks".

McCain took a fall. Simple as that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:41 PM (3kZUM)

291
I only recall one line in "shooter" that could be considered anti-Cheney or more likely anti-Bush about Iraq.... its a good flick.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 11, 2014 11:41 PM (wrvud)

292 Truman North,
I was going to send you an email but I've been out & about and/or busy.

What do you know about Brian J. Herr? I don't care what RMG posters say. I was quote of month or something early last year when I wrote Gomez should be in D primary. Then some got burned by personal attacks by Gomez. I pretty much avoid it.

Posted by: Carol at September 11, 2014 11:42 PM (sj3Ax)

293 "Did you guys know bras are racist now because they come in 'nude' colors?"

I wish I'd been the one to do this:

A friend of mine was at work, and a co-worker opined loudly at the water cooler that "this country is totally racist because whites have flesh-colored Band-Aids and no one else does".

She went out to the parking lot, went to her car, got the AAA medikit, pulled out a "flesh colored" Band-Aid, went back in, opened the packaging, and held it up next to her face with no comment.

Not a match by any stretch of the imagination.

No living human of any ethnicity has actual flesh in that horrible synthetic color. Androids and store mannequins only.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 11:42 PM (noWW6)

294 196
You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?

Flip side of a starboarduguese?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 11, 2014 11:43 PM (o78gS)

295 To expand on that - I think McCain was expecting to run against and beat Hillary. He ended up running against Obama. And then he decided Obama wasn't all that bad; at least Obama was authentic.

Most of the race against Obama was kabuki; but McCain and his minders staff did very much appreciate all the money you sent his campaign.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:43 PM (3kZUM)

296 About that ground stop at UPS: if it happened at 03:35 its not big deal. I worked (2nd job) at the Louisville Air Hub. That time of night it's the second day air that is unloaded and reloaded for destination. At 3:35 almost all of the planes are already gone. Louisville is a carefully choreographed nuthouse and computer glitches happen

Posted by: Ma Bell at September 11, 2014 11:44 PM (RLdcX)

297 159 >>Stop being pussies and kill the fuckers who threaten our citizens.
Posted by: nerdygirl

You mean the IRS?
Posted by: Aviator at September 11, 2014 11:09 PM (3rrMW)

Yeah, right. Have any of those "public servants" even been fired? Other than that one guy who was going to retire anyway. Or was that the VA scandal? There are so many of those worthless bureaucrats fucking us over, I lose track.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 11, 2014 11:44 PM (UBAMa)

298 I dunno...I just remember reading a few years ago,
that he was "fascinated with Islam" after spending time in Istanbul,
filming 'Taken'.

And he even went so far as saying "Islam is the answer" and superior to Christianity in some ways.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:37 PM (LcQ0i)


Frigging asshat.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 11, 2014 11:44 PM (FMbng)

299 McCain was on CNN today ripping Obama.


Why??


Where were you when we needed you asshole?

Idiot.

Posted by: eleven at September 11, 2014 11:44 PM (MDgS8)

300 g'evenin', 'rons

I, for one, would like to welcome our new zombie snail overlords.

Posted by: flounder at September 11, 2014 11:45 PM (sDapq)

301
You guys don't even know what a Portuguese is do you?
--------------
An old wooden sailing ship or,
a stoat.




Posted by: Prof. Mumblebum at September 11, 2014 11:31 PM (nVn57)



A jellyfish. A particularly nasty one at that.

Levin just played a cut of Amazing Grace on bagpipes. Rips me to pieces it does, every time dammit.







As per his request, my dad wanted that played at his funeral 29
years ago. To this day, I can't hear it without tearing up. And I
rarely cry in public.



Posted by: katya the designated driver at September 11, 2014 11:34 PM (WuBo6)



We were discussing this on one of yesterdays threads. Haunting tune when played on the bagpipes.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 11, 2014 11:45 PM (6fyGz)

302 Sorry, it's a sore spot.



Of course, nobody lives in Delaware, so we can make fun of that state, right?

Posted by: tcn at September 11, 2014 11:20 PM (g+qqc)


Has it occurred to you that Maet is mocking those who use "snowbilly" as an epithet against Palin; that he is using it (gasp) ironically?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 11, 2014 11:46 PM (NvjVR)

303 295 To expand on that - I think McCain was expecting to run against and beat Hillary. He ended up running against Obama. And then he decided Obama wasn't all that bad; at least Obama was authentic.

If you were going to order all the words in the English language, in descending order of how well they describe Obama, authentic would be right down near the end.

Posted by: Splunge at September 11, 2014 11:46 PM (qyomX)

304 "McCain took a fall. Simple as that."

I've never been convinced that McCain deliberately threw Election '08. His ego is absolutely enormous. Comparable to Obama's ego.

But, I would be easily convinced that a bunch of the cynical apolitical highest-bidder mercenaries who McCain foolishly hired as campaign staff were pocketing cash from two sources at once.

Shit, three sources.

-- McCain '08 campaign cash for the work they were supposed to be doing, but weren't

-- Obama '08 campaign cash for the quiet internal sabotage they were not supposed to be doing, but were

-- Romney '12 campaign cash for the anonymous off the record rubbishing of Sarah Palin as the sole reason for the campaign's total failure

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 11:47 PM (noWW6)

305 And he even went so far as saying "Islam is the answer" and superior to Christianity in some ways.

My thoughts on Christianity are best described as "ambiguous". Bill Maher's thoughts go more toward "hostile".

Maher is honest enough with himself, at least, to understand that if you think Islam > Christianity, you're stupid and/or evil. All it takes is a good read through sura 9.

(By "you" in the above I don't mean you, the Horde.)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:47 PM (3kZUM)

306 You might wanna double bag your Jimmie if you get with Technocore and GLaDOS's cake is a lie!!!

Posted by: W.O.P.R. at September 11, 2014 11:47 PM (b7AU3)

307 Portuguese?

def: portemanteau of goose grease.

Posted by: golden peperoncini at September 11, 2014 11:48 PM (2W6zf)

308 ambiguous>ambivalent

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:48 PM (3kZUM)

309 Meet "Elected Official A" ...

National Review @NRO 12h
'Bad Rep': Does the Democratic power-broker Chaka Fattah run a crime family? @JillianKayM http://natl.re/1CVU3aJ

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:48 PM (ZPrif)

310 307 Portuguese?
def: portemanteau of goose grease.


One of my best songs. What's your point?

Posted by: Roy Buchanan at September 11, 2014 11:49 PM (qyomX)

311 Yeah, right. Have any of those "public servants"
even been fired? Other than that one guy who was going to retire anyway.
Or was that the VA scandal? There are so many of those worthless
bureaucrats fucking us over, I lose track.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 11, 2014 11:44 PM (UBAMa)



Until one of them goes to FPMITA prison it don't mean a thing.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 11, 2014 11:49 PM (6fyGz)

312 244...I'm not overly familiar with Hemsworth. I'll look at him in clips. Problem is, it's not just one aspect of Russell's style I'm looking for, it's at least a few. Does Hemsworth project "possible if not definite reprobate"? That's a key to Russell, no matter how noble a character he plays, there's an underlying "latent scumbag" thing going on. Not an out and out "badguy"... just the notion that he's done questionable things in his life, etc.

Posted by: otho

-------

Yeah...sort of.
But, mind you, Liam Hemsworth would have to back up...start over...and start doing movies at a rapid clip, to catch up to the same history of acting roles that Kurt Russell has under his belt.

Hemsworth's characters in the Thor movies and in 'Rush', have an element of 'bad boy' to them.

The character of 'Jed' that he played in 'Red Dawn' was sort of that way too.
He implies that he's had to do things that haunt him.

He's off to a good start, so far.
He is an Aussie, though...and not an American, like Kurt Russell.

So, in an answer to your original question...No, there's not really another that's "like Kurt Russell".

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:49 PM (LcQ0i)

313 OK, off to read comments. Nobody do anything interesting till I get back.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 11, 2014 11:49 PM (6fyGz)

314 If you were going to order all the words in the English language, in descending order of how well they describe Obama, authentic would be right down near the end.

'Authentic' in the DC meaning of the word.

Namely, his supporters all threw their panties on stage when he gave a speech.

Posted by: Methos at September 11, 2014 11:50 PM (A6vWB)

315 Kurt Russel in Miracle.

That is all.

Posted by: Fritz (not Fritz) at September 11, 2014 11:50 PM (U0t2o)

316 yeah, Splunge, but I was trying to crawl into McCain's head on that one

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:50 PM (3kZUM)

317 Portuguese = lusophone

Posted by: Louie, Louie at September 11, 2014 11:50 PM (Pa9vP)

318 Those are World Bank estimates. IMF estimates are similar, but a bit lower for a China.

The "all the leading economics data sources are lies" sounds a lot like the "polls are skewed".

I'm happy to look at respectable data sources that disagree.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:24 PM (ZPrif)


The Chinese economic numbers are baloney not because I don't like them, but because they get doubled by a massive Purchasing Power Parity adjustment. There are so many things wrong with the assumptions underlying this methodology that it would take an entire blog post, not just a comment, to outline them all. In fact, here's a link to just one, but there are plenty more: http://tiny.cc/oe21lx .

Posted by: CQD at September 11, 2014 11:51 PM (gZMDg)

319 This is going to seem incredible, but maybe not.
Brassieres are huge business. Huge. All sizes. All over the world. Just about every female want them and will pay for quality.
I know a guy whose job was to focus group brassieres. Every day. All day.
That was his job.
All he did was sit behind a one way mirror glass and listen to women talk about brassieres. And boobies. Their boobies. Their personal needs.
All day.
Every day.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:51 PM (JgC5a)

320 All he did was sit behind a one way mirror glass and listen to women talk about brassieres. And boobies. Their boobies. Their personal needs.
All day.
Every day.


Did he describe that to you as "the job of martyrs in Paradise"?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:52 PM (3kZUM)

321 navybrat -- that sounds .....awful or awesome.. depending.

Posted by: eleven at September 11, 2014 11:52 PM (MDgS8)

322 For NC morons, in an interview last week, Gov. Pat McCrory mentioned having to actually track down Dem employees left over from the last administration in order to fire them. Some ran away and hid. Also, millions of dollars were transferred to various accounts at the last minute, making it difficult to figure out where it was.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 11:52 PM (F2IAQ)

323 Of course, nobody lives in Delaware, so we can make fun of that state, right?

---

well I could hit golf balls from my back yard into Delaware if it was legal. We don't live there, just shop there.

Posted by: Swamp King at September 11, 2014 11:53 PM (TfdkD)

324 >>>So an entire town got willowed before the HQ existed.

Amazing! simply amazing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:53 PM (RMo/a)

325 ack....I meant "Chris Hemsworth" in No.312.
Not Liam.
Liam is Chris Hemsworth's younger brother, who was in Hunger Games and Expendables 2.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 11:54 PM (LcQ0i)

326 McCain took a fall. Simple as that.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:41 PM (3kZUM)



Shit, the whole GOP took one for Obama.

McCain had a small lead over Obama right up until the whole"financial crisis we gotta pass TARP today (or next week) to save the world!!!!!11!!eleventy" He got punked by Reid, and he got punked by Bush when both left him out of the TARP meetings.

It did show that McCain was interested in getting things done, and Obama not stopping campaigning showed that he was never going to stop campaigning and would get nothing done.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at September 11, 2014 11:54 PM (+Fae7)

327 Jeff Goldblum in "Powder" was pretty good.


RIP Jeff Goldblum.

Posted by: eleven at September 11, 2014 11:54 PM (MDgS8)

328 There is no evidence that Vikings wore horns on their helmets


In a thousand years or so, there will be historians who proclaim that there is no evidence that Texans wore horns on the hoods of their cars.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 11, 2014 11:54 PM (JO9+V)

329 Stephen Hunter. All his books are great. A couple of books ago, the book opened with the assassination of Jane Fonda and Bill Ayres and Bernadette Dorn.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 11, 2014 11:30 PM (9422s)


*fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 11, 2014 11:54 PM (elymB)

330 >>>All he did was sit behind a one way mirror glass and listen to women talk about brassieres. And boobies. Their boobies. Their personal needs.
All day.
Every day.

They hiring? I believe I'm qualified. You see, I've had a fascination with boobehs from a young age. About age 0-1, with a slight break until about age 10 or so. It's been a passion for me ever since.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2014 11:55 PM (e+1S5)

331 A fundamentally unserious nation:

"Army worried too many white men leading combat units..."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 11, 2014 11:55 PM (kAPuS)

332 I do believe they'll find evidence that Texans wear rubber testes on the rears of their trucks.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 11, 2014 11:55 PM (3kZUM)

333 'Authentic' in the DC meaning of the word.

Namely, his supporters all threw their panties on stage when he gave a speech.
Posted by: Methos
-----------------------------

'Authenticity' has become a buzz word among Progs. For them, it implies a trueness to their culture.
Example: It is important that Portland maintain it's authenticity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 11:55 PM (F2IAQ)

334 Posted by: Roy Buchanan at September 11, 2014 11:49 PM (qyomX)

You're a zombie Roy Buchanan

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 11:56 PM (RMo/a)

335 242
GET OFF MY PLANET, PUNK....

Posted by: COLOSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT at September 11, 2014 11:23 PM (f0pWu)

If I wasn't stuck in this damn car...I'd show you fools whats up.

Posted by: KITT at September 11, 2014 11:29 PM
(o2Jt2)

*************

This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at September 11, 2014 11:56 PM (95xxa)

336 Example: It is important that Portland maintain it's authenticity.

KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD

Posted by: we are all individuals at September 11, 2014 11:57 PM (3kZUM)

337 I was going to say that I think Sean William Scott could eventually pull this off and in thinking if he hasn't already another actor came to mind. The Rock.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 11, 2014 11:40 PM

Haha... I've already got those 2 pencilled in as possibilities for others. It's for a "what if the movie was made today" friendly competition. Whoever comes up with the best list wins. This time it's one of my favourite movies so the pressure is on me to win.

Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:57 PM (tBSrv)

338 173 Did you guys know bras are racist now because they come in "nude" colors?

Finally. News you can use. Ditch the bras, ladies.

Posted by: flounder at September 11, 2014 11:57 PM (sDapq)

339 Kate Mara was in Shooter. That's the only thing I remember about it.

Posted by: puddleglum at September 11, 2014 11:58 PM (745ZW)

340 I am a married man. Many years. Many decades, even.
At least once a day I get to hear all about how this bra is a great and another one is crap.
The boobez are worth it. Spend the money.

Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:58 PM (JgC5a)

341 McCain didn't take a fall, but he was unwilling to fight hard, let alone dirty. McCain's family has spent generations building up their family as Naval Statesmen, with new generations in the pipeline going to the Naval Academy. McCain wasn't willing to risk his family name and reputation by fighting hard and risking the media labeling him a racist -- as every effective attack on Obama is labeled.

McCain wants to make sure that the Sino-American War of 2043 has is led by McCain, either in Congress or in the Navy, ideally on the USS McCain. Being labeled the racist who was a racist to the first black Dem nominee was a real threat to that.

McCain is a mean fucker who viciously attacks people and burns with natural hate against his opponents. But he played Mr. Nice Guy against Obama the whole election.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 11:59 PM (ZPrif)

342 Don't ditch the bras ladies.

Trust me.

Posted by: eleven at September 11, 2014 11:59 PM (MDgS8)

343 327 Jeff Goldblum in "Powder" was pretty good.


RIP Jeff Goldblum.
Posted by: eleven at September 11, 2014 11:54 PM (MDgS

He's not dead

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:00 AM (RMo/a)

344 where's GGE? wanted to tell him that when I was leaving the PO at lunchtime yesterday, there was this vintage mustang on the side of the road with the hood open and major flames boiling out of the engine. nobody around. called 911 immediately. then, in the rearview, saw some poor bastid running back to it with a fire extinguisher he'd obviously gotten from one of the stores or restaurants. FD send a hook ladder . . . it was bad. very nice looking mid or late 60s hardtop, not sure, maybe a 66. so sad

Posted by: Peaches at September 12, 2014 12:00 AM (8lmkt)

345 OK, so I've stumbled across this thing I've never heard of called ASMR(Autonomous sensory meridian response ), which is both weird and strangely compelling.

mostly involves young women whispering into a webcam for your relaxation on youtube. Can't decide if it's just weird, or creepy weird

If I did the link right, you can hear a Danish lesbian going at it...

http://tinyurl.com/pkrgx6c




Posted by: buzzsaw90 at September 12, 2014 12:01 AM (TfdkD)

346 319
This is going to seem incredible, but maybe not.

Brassieres are huge business. Huge. All sizes. All over the world. Just about every female want them and will pay for quality.

I know a guy whose job was to focus group brassieres. Every day. All day.

That was his job.

All he did was sit behind a one way mirror glass and listen to women
talk about brassieres. And boobies. Their boobies. Their personal
needs.

All day.

Every day.



Posted by: navybrat at September 11, 2014 11:51 PM (JgC5a)

-----
I bet he hasn't called off work in a decade.

Posted by: Dave S. at September 12, 2014 12:01 AM (UvR6d)

347 "They hiring?"

The person I know was (and still is) the CEO.
Rank has its privileges.

Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2014 12:02 AM (JgC5a)

348 >>>All he did was sit behind a one way mirror glass and listen to women
talk about brassieres. And boobies. Their boobies. Their personal ----

Micromanaging & hands on would be the way to go

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:04 AM (RMo/a)

349 shit, I've been such a slacker of a moron lately, I forgot that I don't have ampersand privileges. so much for that whole half-assed sobriety thing!

Posted by: Peaches at September 12, 2014 12:04 AM (8lmkt)

350 I bet he hasn't called off work in a decade.

---

maybe for seniors day. Or take your daughter to work day.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at September 12, 2014 12:05 AM (TfdkD)

351 Torquewrench & other Conservatives, especially the ones like us in MA (Me) & Commiefornia (Torquewrench)

I've been watching primaries for AOSHQ DD since first special election in FL between Jolly (Republican) & winner through September 9.

I think all primary elections should be closed. I know of too many here in MA that are unenrolled (independent is 55%) & they usually vote R in General election but take D primary ballot to vote AGAINST Ds & tell everyone about it.

I believe we would have conservative candidates that could win independents or others that stayed home if primaries were closed to only voters of R or D registration.

I am either having very bad muscle spasm in my neck or I have swollen glands & it's been hard to turn, eat & swallow all day. I just poured glass of wine & am putting all away.


Good Night!

Posted by: Carol at September 12, 2014 12:05 AM (sj3Ax)

352 The 2008 campaign....

Palin was pulling in crowds 2x 3x bigger than Johnny Mac's. She was a rock star from Day 1. McCain, not so much. The MSM, all of 'em, were gloating during the hours leading up to Palin's 2008 RNC acceptance speech that Bristol's pregnancy was going to kill the campaign before it even started. The smug laughter, the chorlting, the breathless update on whether Bristol Palin would even show up - with Levi.

And then, Sarah Palin destroyed the official Obama narrative before their very eyes. The look on Andrea Mitchell's face before and after speech told the tale.

Rock star.

Posted by: mrp at September 12, 2014 12:06 AM (JBggj)

353 349 shit, I've been such a slacker of a moron lately, I forgot that I don't have ampersand privileges. so much for that whole half-assed sobriety thing!
Posted by: Peaches at September 12, 2014 12:04 AM (8lmkt)


Here Peaches have some of mine &&&&&&&& and &&&&&

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:06 AM (RMo/a)

354 record rubbishing of Sarah Palin as the sole reason for the campaign's total failure

From that campaign on, I refuse to acknowledge, deal with or be civil to any Democrat. Even my, somewhat Conservative, Democrat relatives. Fuck them and their party to hell.

She was the reason the ticket was pulling ahead. The sole reason. So? Destroy.

I hate them with a burning.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 12, 2014 12:07 AM (elymB)

355 345 If I did the link right, you can hear a Danish lesbian going at it...
http://tinyurl.com/pkrgx6c


Worked for me. Wait, relaxation? Maybe I did it wrong.

Posted by: Splunge at September 12, 2014 12:07 AM (qyomX)

356 The metalhead Horde members should check out Andrew
W.K.'s advice column to the woman who wants to dump her boyfriend
because he listens to too much metal.



Posted by: Iasonas at September 11, 2014 11:04 PM (FHNkr)


As someone who was in that position a few times in my younger days, my advice to him is to ditch the witch and get a true believer.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 12, 2014 12:07 AM (FMbng)

357 Night Carol. Take care

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:08 AM (RMo/a)

358 337 I was going to say that I think Sean William Scott could eventually pull this off and in thinking if he hasn't already another actor came to mind. The Rock.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 11, 2014 11:40 PM

Haha... I've already got those 2 pencilled in as possibilities for others. It's for a "what if the movie was made today" friendly competition. Whoever comes up with the best list wins. This time it's one of my favourite movies so the pressure is on me to win.
Posted by: otho at September 11, 2014 11:57 PM (tBSrv)



Ok. How about Karl Urban then.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 12, 2014 12:09 AM (z/Ubi)

359 In today's business environment, you have to satisfy every customer, one way or another.
I could foresee a bra maker making all kinds of flesh toned bras, maybe at about 12 different variations.
Demand eventually produces supply. Maybe not tomorrow, but next week, next month.

Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2014 12:09 AM (JgC5a)

360 "McCain's family has spent generations building up their family as Naval
Statesmen, with new generations in the pipeline going to the Naval
Academy. McCain wasn't willing to risk his family name and reputation by
fighting hard and risking the media labeling him a racist -- as every
effective attack on Obama is labeled."

And this is why the Horde are amazing in their insights. I wouldn't have ever essayed or even conceived of that hypothesis on my own, but it can't be easily ruled out.


"McCain wants to make sure that the Sino-American War of 2043 is
led by McCain, either in Congress or in the Navy, ideally on the USS
McCain."

I don't know who is going to lead the coming Sino-American War, but I know who is going to lose it, hard. The USA. Due to fundamental unseriousness and empty-headed distractibility.

The USS _McCain_ is going to be resting on the bottom of the far Pacific, along with half of the USA's mighty 180 ship Navy. (Counting tankers, tenders, hospital vessels and seagoing tugs to get to that 180 number, a practice which has already begun.)

Posted by: torquewrench at September 12, 2014 12:10 AM (noWW6)

361
The disrobement list missed Catherine Zeta Jones in the Zorro flick.

http://tinyurl.com/q756p5w

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2014 12:10 AM (8v9fw)

362 Evenin' everyone. I see that boobs are the main topic of discussion. Carry on.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2014 12:11 AM (UVfht)

363 They need to make an electronic bra with a chameleon circuit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2014 12:11 AM (W5DcG)

364 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 12, 2014 12:07 AM (elymB)

The reason, the only f*cking reason I voted for McCain was Gov. Palin. Period. I've despised that dishonest crook since the Reagan administration. Ie Keating 5 scandal

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:12 AM (RMo/a)

365 Example: It is important that Portland maintain it's authenticity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 11:55 PM (F2IAQ)
I'm cool with that. Also, Sam Adams should be chained on a short leash in front of OMSI with a minder with a firehose should he attempt to lure young boys near. At least until he can explain where the public works money went.

Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 12:12 AM (t//F+)

366 @363
You are on to something.
Throw in a solar panel and I think we are there.

Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2014 12:12 AM (JgC5a)

367 FTR, Marky Mark is anti 2A.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2014 12:13 AM (sDapq)

368 345 If I did the link right, you can hear a Danish lesbian going at it...
http://tinyurl.com/pkrgx6c

Worked for me. Wait, relaxation? Maybe I did it wrong.

---
and since it's now topical, here's one with some nice cleavage titled "ASMR Bra Fitting Roleplay Victoria's Secret Consultant "

http://tinyurl.com/m2a3jnr

I'm convinced that anything that could be is out there somewhere

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at September 12, 2014 12:14 AM (TfdkD)

369 Might be late for this, but I need it, so:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

I am bereft thinking about what this nation has become. In such a short time, too. I just turned 50 the other day, and I'm in the un-sweet spot. My parents will die before the shit hits the fan, and my kids voted for all this shit. I don't want them to "enjoy" the "benefits" but they claim to want it, so...

Posted by: Kalneva at September 12, 2014 12:14 AM (3pQOs)

370 Ok. How about Karl Urban then.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 12, 2014 12:09 AM

Urban is actually a good suggestion. He's younger (I think?) than Wahlberg, but, Wahlberg still has the nod for the role. Good suggestions. And yes, Scott in particular has the potential to do a Russell, but, I'm not sure he's managed to establish gravitas to do it. He's perfect for another role, though.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 12:14 AM (tBSrv)

371 364
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 12, 2014 12:07 AM (elymB)



The reason, the only f*cking reason I voted for McCain was Gov.
Palin. Period. I've despised that dishonest crook since the Reagan
administration. Ie Keating 5 scandal

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:12 AM (RMo/a)




^^^^THIS.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 12:14 AM (T1005)

372 363 They need to make an electronic bra with a chameleon circuit.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2014 12:11 AM (W5DcG)

----

Hey, they're bigger on the inside...

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:15 AM (TfdkD)

373 358 Ok. How about Karl Urban then.

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Oh yeah...I forgot about Karl Urban. He's good.

Another Aussie, though.

Taylor Kitsch is another guy that is good, imho.
He was good in Battleship.
He might be Canadian...not sure.

Posted by: wheatie at September 12, 2014 12:15 AM (LcQ0i)

374 I'm an idiot!
Costanza Defense,
I had to read what you wrote about McCain & I just get pissed off all over again.

Question for Horde & I will read tomorrow-
Now that we have had first black president, is race off the card???

Posted by: Carol at September 12, 2014 12:16 AM (sj3Ax)

375 School-shooter asshole TJ Lane has just escaped from prison:
http://tinyurl.com/ldwobu7

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 12, 2014 12:16 AM (3kZUM)

376 Kalneva.....I think I'm on the upper limit of that sweet spot; 58.

All my siblings get medicare, they could care less about my insurance getting cancelled.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 12, 2014 12:16 AM (l3vZN)

377 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/510275020874997760

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/510275362182279168

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/510275675308056576

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/510276107816275969

Posted by: kbdabear at September 12, 2014 12:16 AM (aTXUx)

378 Time for the Japanese schoolgirl + duck billed platypus show...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at September 12, 2014 12:16 AM (lN8KC)

379 about bandaids: I used to keep bandaids in my desk at work, and lo-and-behold, everyone with a papercut would come by and bum one off of me. I keep bandaids because I get injured not because YOU have issues.

I started stocking "Hello Kitty" and "Cars" bandaids, and the packages started to last a whole lot longer.

It is apparently hard to maintain plausible professionalism while wearing "Hello Kitty" bandaids.

Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 12:18 AM (t//F+)

380 Question for Horde & I will read tomorrow-
Now that we have had first black president, is race off the card???
Posted by: Carol at September 12, 2014 12:16 AM (sj3Ax)

Carol there will always be race problems in this country. Next up are gender issues.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:19 AM (RMo/a)

381 Napoleon was nick named "The Little Corporal" because he was an artillery officer by training and the soldier serving on the gun crew who aimed the gun usually held the rank of corporal. Napoleon was never an enlisted man however, but commissioned from cadet school into the La Fere Artillery regiment under the Bourbons/

Posted by: Westcoastrich at September 12, 2014 12:21 AM (xTpqO)

382 A fundamentally unserious nation:



"Army worried too many white men leading combat units..."




Someone needs to either find something worthwhile to worry about or stop worrying altogether. Talk about your first world problems.



vintage mustang on the side of the road with the
hood open and major flames boiling out of the engine...


Posted by: Peaches at September 12, 2014 12:00 AM (8lmkt)



*Darth Vader voice* NOooooooo.....

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2014 12:21 AM (6fyGz)

383 Meh. Ford...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2014 12:22 AM (F2IAQ)

384 Ambien & muscle relaxants. Wow gotta go. Be well horde

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 12, 2014 12:23 AM (A4oX7)

385 Jinx, they'll care pretty soon! Medicare has been cut, as I'm sure you know, and the scary, phony, Sarah Palin invention of "death panels" will come to fruition just about the time when it becomes a concern for them.

Posted by: Kalneva at September 12, 2014 12:24 AM (3pQOs)

386 John Kerry had to see the Corpsmen for his band-aids.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2014 12:25 AM (F2IAQ)

387 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics



Posted by: kbdabear at September 12, 2014 12:16 AM (aTXUx)




i love ginger thursday...put my jar in the kitchen window, please, where I can see the sky...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2014 12:25 AM (6fyGz)

388 Genuine question... Is there an actor that is the equivalent of Kurt Russell these days?

Charlie Hunnam?

David Tennet?

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 12:28 AM (P+IZm)

389 I clearly got into the wrong section of the liquor store last week. I though I was buying Monarch rum and wound up buying Monarch Coconut flavored rum. I might as well paint my toenails and buy Midori.

This may make me swear off drinking. Or at least I need a map to the liquor store.

Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 12:28 AM (t//F+)

390 Mike, John Kerry's band aids had a little purple heart embossed them.

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

391 Genuine question... Is there an actor that is the equivalent of Kurt Russell these days?

---

MATT DAMON!!!

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:31 AM (TfdkD)

392 On 9/11 we were flying from NJ to O'Hare.

We landed after the towers had been hit, but knew nothing. O'Hare was spookey we noticed.

Wasn't till an hour later after stopping for food we turned the radio on. It was then the second tower was falling.

The worst was when we got home. All the people that knew we were traveling were worried sick.

We survived that day in the air, but I hate those MFs that made family and friends feel tortured that day.

Weird thing, cleaning up my emails from back then...we both had nightmares back then about 9/11. Both of us have forgotten them.

Be well and be strong.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2014 12:31 AM (o/90i)

393 Genuine question... Is there an actor that is the equivalent of Kurt Russell these days? Charlie Hunnam? David Tennet?

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 12:28 AM


Don't know who they are. Gonna have to look them up. But, that's why I'm asking. I'm out of the loop with Hollywood/TV these days and I wanna win the recasting comp with this one. I've got some roles done... but not others and Kurt Russell had me stumped until Wahlberg and possibly Urban were suggested.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 12:32 AM (tBSrv)

394 385
Jinx, they'll care pretty soon! Medicare has been cut, as I'm sure you
know, and the scary, phony, Sarah Palin invention of "death panels"
will come to fruition just about the time when it becomes a concern
for them.

Posted by: Kalneva at September 12, 2014 12:24 AM (3pQOs)


At the grocery store today, I couldn't help but think that we are closer to starving the kulaks than ever before.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 12:33 AM (T1005)

395 [i/]Did Hunter used to be a movie critic, or do I have him confused with someone else.

Yup, for the Baltimore Sun, then the Washington Post. He assassinated himself at the beginning of The Third Bullet, pretty funny, as were his movie reviews. I've never seen Shooter, but from Ace's review it's nothing at all like Point of Impact, the novel it's "based" on. Almost all of his books have at least one just fantastic line, "Daddy's home" from Time to Hunt may just be the best line in literary history. As you can tell, I'm a huge fan.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 12, 2014 12:34 AM (9422s)

396 I'm not refreshing iPad but put MSNBC on again & I totally missed this in 2001 that hundreds of firemen walked to WTC!

You probably know it but I continued to go to work in Boston & we moved to office year before & they didn't plug television in! I missed live coverage because I was driving to Boston & then a hospital in Boston for appointment.

Posted by: Carol at September 12, 2014 12:35 AM (sj3Ax)

397 A friend texted me from Miller Park this evening. Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face with a pitch thrown by Brewers pitch Mike Fiers tonight. She had great seats a few rows behind home plate and said it was absolutely horrific - home plate was covered with blood. A shaken Fiers then hit the next batter and benches cleared. The Brewers manager had enough sense to pull Fiers at that point.

I watched Fiers' post-game interview. He looked close to tears. Stanton is a great player. I really hope he's not too seriously injured.

Chase Headley was also hit in the mouth tonight by a 98 mph fastball. Occupational hazard, but jeez, do you have any teeth left in your mouth after that?

Posted by: Donna and V. at September 12, 2014 12:36 AM (+XMAD)

398 but not others and Kurt Russell had me stumped until Wahlberg and possibly Urban were suggested.

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Woody Harrelson

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:36 AM (TfdkD)

399 Woody Harrelson

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:36 AM

You know... that's crazy enough to work. I can see Harrelson running with it and he's on the contenders list. Might be a bit too old for it though.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 12:39 AM (tBSrv)

400 yes, he ordered the code red, took the fall, there was an even a memo, written up by a staffer, who subsequently was hired by Romney, which was the basis for "Julianne's Bender'

it's a bogus story that came from the slimy nazgul, the late Joe McGinnis used for his book of slanders,

Posted by: admiral marcus at September 12, 2014 12:40 AM (0u/CC)

401 Sagabebu episode 10 had good parodies of Predator and Alien

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at September 12, 2014 12:40 AM (lN8KC)

402 As for that bra, have you heard about Lilypads? They are small programmable motherboards, designed to use on clothing. I've seen one programmed to light up LEDs on the back of a jacket, as turn signals. There's a pattern for a felted knit bag that uses one as a row counter. So it could do a chameleon bra, with the right colors of LEDs.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 12, 2014 12:41 AM (Lqy/e)

403 Oh... what about Christian Bale?

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 12:41 AM (tBSrv)

404 Haha... I've already got those 2 pencilled in as possibilities for others. It's for a "what if the movie was made today" friendly competition. Whoever comes up with the best list wins. This time it's one of my favourite movies so the pressure is on me to win.

---

are we allowed to know the movie?

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:42 AM (TfdkD)

405 Bruce Campbell was always a decent actor, if only he could avoid chewing on the scenery in the big scenes. Gettin' up there, though.

Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 12:42 AM (t//F+)

406
No one mentions Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken?

It's like I don't know you reprobates anymore.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2014 12:43 AM (8v9fw)

407 389 I clearly got into the wrong section of the liquor store last week. I though I was buying Monarch rum and wound up buying Monarch Coconut flavored rum. I might as well paint my toenails and buy Midori.

This may make me swear off drinking. Or at least I need a map to the liquor store.


Give it to DC.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 12, 2014 12:46 AM (9422s)

408 No one mentions Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken?

Why would we have to?

Unless ... you're a Nazi spy ... sing the 2nd verse of the Star Spangled Banner!!!!

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 12:46 AM (P+IZm)

409 "...So it could do a chameleon bra, with the right colors of LEDs."

Go on!

Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2014 12:46 AM (JgC5a)

410 No one mentions Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken?

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I thought he was dead...

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:46 AM (TfdkD)

411 Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2014 12:31 AM (o/90i)

I was at my parents place and was woken up, being told that my Uncle had called us about a plain flying into one of the World Trade Center towers.

I remember seeing that second plane coming in... then the Pentagon... than that 4th plane that crashed.

A friend called me and kept going on about people jumping from the towers "like lemming".

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2014 12:47 AM (lN8KC)

412 This may make me swear off drinking. Or at least I need a map to the liquor store.

Give it to DC.
Posted by: Weirddave
---------------

I saw that coming.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2014 12:47 AM (F2IAQ)

413 406 ITC. I was thinking it, but just now caught up.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2014 12:48 AM (sDapq)

414
Almost all of his books have at least one just fantastic line, "Daddy's home" from Time to Hunt may just be the best line in literary history. As you can tell, I'm a huge fan.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 12, 2014 12:34 AM (9422s)







In "Hot Springs", the train station confrontation between Earl and Bugsy Siegel is classic.

"I've killed 17 men. How many have you killed, you pitiful farmer?"

" 'bout 300-350. 'cept the ones I killed were armed with tanks and grenades trying to kill me, instead of sitting on a park bench thinking about the ball game."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2014 12:48 AM (8v9fw)

415 Night all.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2014 12:50 AM (sDapq)

416
I thought he was dead...

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:46 AM (TfdkD)






.....and taller.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2014 12:50 AM (8v9fw)

417 I was thinking of Russell as RJ MacReady

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:50 AM (TfdkD)

418 are we allowed to know the movie?

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:42 AM

Sure. It's John Carpenter's The Thing. 12 roles, all men, different age brackets. I'd almost given up coz of Kurt Russell, but I've got

RJ McReady: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Karl Urban and Woody Harrelson as contenders.

Garry: Bryan Cranston?

Clark: Adam Baldwin.

Windows: Sean William Scott.

Palmer: Dax Sheppard.

Childs: Dwane The Rock Johnson, Terry Crewes as contenders?

Norris: Wanted Phillip Seymour Hoffman badly, but, he's dead.

Bennings: Bob Odenkirk?

Blair: no idea.

Fuchs: David Arquette, Luke Wilson as possible contenders.

Nauls: no idea.

Copper: no idea.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 12:53 AM (tBSrv)

419 I'm drinking it, I'm just feeling bad about it.
It is like knocking back Hawaiian Tropic Oil, without the salt and sand and sticky.


(good memories triggered there)

Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 12:55 AM (t//F+)

420 Put the flag out today. My first grader asked if it was a flag day. I said it was in this house. He asked why no one else had there's up then. I said they have forgotten or don't care. Then I had to explain to my kids about what. And the lie about it having nothing to do with religion, like IS has nothing to do with islam.

Posted by: lindafell at September 12, 2014 12:55 AM (nKVlf)

421
Any suggestions are welcome.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 12:53 AM (tBSrv)







Of course, you have Brian Dennehy reprising his role as Antarctica.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2014 12:57 AM (8v9fw)

422 Dr. Copper - Paul Giamatti

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:59 AM (TfdkD)

423 God the movie Zapped!

Talk about a lesson in fapping. I learned several techniques just from that movie.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2014 01:01 AM (oFCZn)

424 Dr. Copper - Paul Giamatti

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 12:59 AM

Nice. Pencilled in as a contender!

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:02 AM (tBSrv)

425 One thing I wondered in the aftermath of the September 11 attack was whether someone at the Windows on the World restaurant in the North Tower could have felt the impact (8:46 am), been blocked from descending by flames, seen the South Tower get hit (9:03), and collapse (9:59) and had enough time to create a rough parachute from tablecloths before the North Tower collapsed (10:2. To my knowledge, no one did -- but I wondered if such a scenario was even possible.



I suppose it was probably a brain exercise in trying to find a way around thinking about the falling man.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 01:02 AM (T1005)

426 The weird thing about this day in 2001 was I didn't have the TV on. I wasn't geared toward always being alert to the goings on, just going about my normal morning routine. Was lucky enough to be a housewife at that time. I was informed by a friend. Crazy now that I have to be in the loop all the time, and I'm always way ahead of everyone else in my sphere. (Thanks to the horde, in large part.)

Weird, too, is now I am always reminded of that friend, who is now my enemy.

Posted by: Kalneva at September 12, 2014 01:05 AM (3pQOs)

427
Norris: Mark Ruffalo

Not because I think he'll be good. Frankly, I'm not impressed with his body of work.

But I find it amusing to have his union-fellating, commie pinko head stretch to to the ground, sprout spider legs and stalk eyes before being blasted with a flamethrower.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2014 01:05 AM (8v9fw)

428 For Macready you might also ponder Matthew McConehey or Bradley Cooper

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:05 AM (TfdkD)

429 Former Muslim corrects President Obama. Yes, ISIL speaks for Islam.

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=251647

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 12, 2014 01:05 AM (glk59)

430 Wait a minute they're remaking The Thing?

But they already did that.

They're doing it again?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2014 01:08 AM (oFCZn)

431 For Macready you might also ponder Matthew McConehey or Bradley Cooper

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:05 AM

I'd actually considered McConnaughy. Like Harrelson, crazy enough to work. He and Woody will have to fight it out for a contender spot.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:09 AM (tBSrv)

432 I can't even look at Ruffalo anymore. Ugh. And he always plays the same damn character.

Posted by: Kalneva at September 12, 2014 01:09 AM (3pQOs)

433 Just because I wanted to hear it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt0NEESrUA

Posted by: rickl at September 12, 2014 01:09 AM (sdi6R)

434 From the Mises Institute

Why Ludwig von Mises wouldn't have feared Islamic state

http://tinyurl.com/lqs5q8o


Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 01:10 AM (t//F+)

435 Wait a minute they're remaking The Thing? But they already did that. They're doing it again?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2014 01:08 AM

Yeah they did that and it was shit. No, this is just a "what if Carpenter made it today" thing.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:10 AM (tBSrv)

436 Blair: Scott Wilson (Hershel from Walking Dead)

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:11 AM (TfdkD)

437 From the Mises Institute

Why Ludwig von Mises wouldn't have feared Islamic state

http://tinyurl.com/lqs5q8o

Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 01:10 AM (t//F+)


And that is why doctrinaire isolationist libertarians are idjits.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2014 01:12 AM (lN8KC)

438 Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2014 12:31 AM (o/90i)
I was at my parents place and was woken up, being told that my Uncle had called us about a plain flying into one of the World Trade Center towers.

I remember seeing that second plane coming in... then the Pentagon... than that 4th plane that crashed.
A friend called me and kept going on about people jumping from the towers "like lemming".
Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2014 12:47 AM

You know one of the most brutal points of the day was coverage of people jumping to their deaths.

WTF is he talking about lemmings? Those poor souls.

I might revaluate my friends. JMHO.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2014 01:12 AM (o/90i)

439 I suppose it was probably a brain exercise in trying to find a way around thinking about the falling man.
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------------

I've always wondered about passengers aboard the Titanic. There was plenty of time to gather up stuff for a rudimentary raft, and there should have been plenty of stuff to use.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2014 01:13 AM (U93Mr)

440 WTF is he talking about lemmings? Those poor souls.

I might revaluate my friends. JMHO.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2014 01:12 AM (o/90i)


They guy who called me is a good guy. He was just freaking out big time. The entire day kinda left a scare on him.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2014 01:14 AM (lN8KC)

441 Blair: Scott Wilson (Hershel from Walking Dead)

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:11 AM

Interesting choice. Alas, too old for the role, I suspect.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:14 AM (tBSrv)

442 Nauls: Chadwick Boseman, or if you want to go unexpected, Zoe Saldana

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:17 AM (TfdkD)

443 Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2014 01:13 AM (U93Mr)

I think there was a story of a steerage passenger - Chinese, Indian - who made a raft out of a door.

When a life boat picked him up, the other passengers were less then thrilled, but then he help row through the night & they gained a certain respect for him ...

Not sure the source. Had a roommate that loved Titanic trivia ...

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 01:17 AM (P+IZm)

444 So, I'm trying to get in touch with whoever made that "Charles Johnson, Race Detective" site a few years back. I have an idea for a great adversary character for CJ the Race Detective. I was told a Moron might know who it is.
You can find me at Blogmocracy, Diary of Daedalus and Table 9.


Posted by: The Osprey at September 12, 2014 01:18 AM (gNSHb)

445 "I've always wondered about passengers aboard the Titanic."

Mushroom treatment.
Kept in the dark and fed a load of shit.

Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2014 01:19 AM (JgC5a)

446 Blair: Scott Wilson (Hershel from Walking Dead)

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:11 AM

Interesting choice. Alas, too old for the role, I suspect.

---

Tom Sizemore (age 53)

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:19 AM (TfdkD)

447 Night all.

Here is "Veya" by Skinflint:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p9bJkQwAhg

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2014 01:21 AM (lN8KC)

448 Nauls: Chadwick Boseman, or if you want to go unexpected, Zoe Saldana

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:17 AM

Boseman could work. Had actually considered Mikhi Pfifer and wanted Don Cheadle for Nauls, But, this needs to be a younger man than Cheadle is unfortunately as I've already got too many older dudes in other roles.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:23 AM (tBSrv)

449 Tom Sizemore (age 53)

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:19 AM

Sizemore would be fantastic... but alas, he's dead isn't he?

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:25 AM (tBSrv)

450 Alien would have been simpler. Just 7? characters and every one of them was a somebody.

too many spare parts here.

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:27 AM (TfdkD)

451 Sizemore is very much alive from the looks of IMDB

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:29 AM (TfdkD)

452 I was taking my oldest to school. By the time I got home, the first plane had hit. Later on, I told my husband, "you just watch. Beautiful day in NYC, all those tourists, all those video cameras? Someone was taking a movie of the NYC sky and got that first plane flying into the tower." Sure enough, two days later, one of the alphabet channels had been sent a video.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at September 12, 2014 01:29 AM (WuBo6)

453 My oldest, a freshman at the time, said their History teacher (retired military) had them watch the coverage the entire day. It was eternally branded into her mind.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at September 12, 2014 01:31 AM (WuBo6)

454 435 Wait a minute they're remaking The Thing? But they already did that. They're doing it again?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2014 01:08 AM

Yeah they did that and it was shit. No, this is just a "what if Carpenter made it today" thing.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:10 AM (tBSrv)


I never saw it in the theaters but I remember the advertising for it. The movie bombed at the box office. I'm a huge horror movie fan but I didn't finally watch until maybe the mid 1990s and was blown away how great it was. I never miss a chance to watch it if I see it's on the telly.

The dvd is definitely worth watching just for Rob Bottin's commentary on the film. He's this laid back stoner type but you can't help but love the guy he's so cool.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2014 01:31 AM (oFCZn)

455 Alien would have been simpler. Just 7? characters and every one of them was a somebody. too many spare parts here.

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:27 AM

Haven't done Alien yet, but that would be interesting. I dunno about the spare parts thing. I'm a massive Alien fan, but The Thing does a masterful job with 12 characters that achieves close to the same level as Alien does with 7.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:32 AM (tBSrv)

456 The Thing? Haven't seen the newest one and don't intend to. The 80's version was the perfect horror movie. Gory, yes, but not gratuitously so. Mostly creepy. Very, very creepy.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at September 12, 2014 01:33 AM (WuBo6)

457 Sizemore is very much alive from the looks of IMDB

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:29 AM

He is? Well, he's pencilled in as contender for Blair.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:35 AM (tBSrv)

458 They guy who called me is a good guy. He was just freaking out big time. The entire day kinda left a scare on him.
Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2014 01:14 AM

Good on you for helping a friend.

I'm off to the Dr tomorrow to see if my heart is really working right.

Be well PH.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2014 01:38 AM (o/90i)

459 Haven't done Alien yet, but that would be interesting. I dunno about the spare parts thing. I'm a massive Alien fan, but The Thing does a masterful job with 12 characters that achieves close to the same level as Alien does with 7.

---

Looking at the cast...heck don't have to look

Tom Skerrit
Siourney Weaver
Yaphet Kotto
Harry Dean Stanton
Veronica Cartwright
Ia Holm
John Hurt

Of the 12 in The Thing only 6 are actors I know.

Gruesome-ist movie I probably ever saw in a theater though. And scary. And Dark.

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:38 AM (TfdkD)

460 With the Titanic, the ocean temperature was near freezing and nobody could have survived more than a few minutes of exposure. The closest rescue ship, the Carpathia, was about two hours away.

Posted by: rickl at September 12, 2014 01:39 AM (sdi6R)

461 I never saw it in the theaters but I remember the advertising for it. The movie bombed at the box office. I'm a huge horror movie fan but I didn't finally watch until maybe the mid 1990s and was blown away how great it was. I never miss a chance to watch it if I see it's on the telly. The dvd is definitely worth watching just for Rob Bottin's commentary on the film. He's this laid back stoner type but you can't help but love the guy he's so cool.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2014 01:31 AM

Yeah, I ignored it when it came out, being a fan of Hawks' original. When I finally bothered to watch it I was silenced. It blew away the original and more. I eventually got to see it at a one off screening at a cinema a year or two ago. Holy. Shit. It was fucking awesome on the big screen.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:40 AM (tBSrv)

462 A Carpenter film I did see in the theaters was The Prince of Darkness. Saw it when I was a teenager and was underwhelmed. I fucking love it now. It's a mindfuck of a film. The physics and philosophy of it is just so fascinating. And the idea of sending stuff back to the past through tachyons was fucking brilliant. Like how he says it's one nine nine nine for the year as though he has to simplify it so the message gets through. You could talk about that movie all day.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2014 01:44 AM (oFCZn)

463
My 9/11

Would have been like today - worked nights so I was sleeping.
The wife was out grocery shopping with our daughter and noticed everyone was acting all weird.
When she came home and turned on the TV she found out what was going on. Actually moved the couch out and had our daughter play behind it so she couldn't see the TV.
She woke me up early with the line "We've been attacked" One of the first things I saw on TV was one of those people falling.

That picture messes me up

Posted by: PM Rich at September 12, 2014 01:45 AM (eEBON)

464 I thought the original Thing stands on its own ...

Great dialog. Minimal special effect ...

Carpenter's takes out the romance storyline and inserts the body snatcher one ...

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 01:49 AM (P+IZm)

465 Here is how Sept 11, 2001 changed me.
I started buying guns.
And ammo.
And training.
Lots of it.
All the time.
Because I want to live.
These other fuckers want me to die.
Fuck them.

Posted by: navybrat at September 12, 2014 01:49 AM (JgC5a)

466 Alien remake

Dallas - Hugh Laurie
Ripley - Zoe Saldana
Lambert - Clair Danes
Brett - Bruce Greenwood

getting tired now...

Kane
Ash
Parker

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:51 AM (TfdkD)

467 Looking at the cast...heck don't have to look Tom Skerrit Siourney Weaver Yaphet Kotto Harry Dean Stanton Veronica Cartwright Ia Holm John Hurt Of the 12 in The Thing only 6 are actors I know. Gruesome-ist movie I probably ever saw in a theater though. And scary. And Dark.

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:38 AM

This is true. But I'm not measuring the characters by the actors. If the writing is strong enough and the actors are good enough, despite being little known, it works and you get the characters. Apart from Kurt Russell, the actors in contention match the characters, rather than the original actor.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:54 AM (tBSrv)

468 Kane

Posted by: happy companion at September 12, 2014 01:51 AM

If only Gary Oldman was younger.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 01:55 AM (tBSrv)

469 The one that really haunted me was the guy who climbed out of the window and tried to shinny down the outside of the building.

He made it down about three or four floors before he lost his grip and fell.

I only saw that once. I don't know what happened to that video.

Posted by: rickl at September 12, 2014 01:56 AM (sdi6R)

470 Brett - Alan Tudyk ...

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 01:56 AM (P+IZm)

471 Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 01:02 AM (T1005)

Part of the problem is the strength of chute material and the amount (couple table cloths isn't enough).

The other more trickier one is to spread the material to catch the air.

Otherwise it will just stream out and not inflate.

It's why chutes have to be packed very carefully.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 12, 2014 01:59 AM (2hPuZ)

472 They guy who called me is a good guy. He was just freaking out big time. The entire day kinda left a scare on him.
Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2014 01:14 AM

Oh, I get it.

That day still leaves us bit scarred.

I'd just like to know if Qbama will really do anything about it. Sad to say, I doubt it.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2014 02:00 AM (o/90i)

473 469
The one that really haunted me was the guy who climbed out of the window and tried to shinny down the outside of the building.



He made it down about three or four floors before he lost his grip and fell.



I only saw that once. I don't know what happened to that video.

Posted by: rickl at September 12, 2014 01:56 AM (sdi6R)


The aggressive contrary-to-reality spin and rampant withholding of coverage that Didn't Fit The Narrative of 9/11 totally killed any good-feeling I may have had about the MSM. I think "presstitutes" is the neologism that captures the situation best.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 02:01 AM (T1005)

474 True, but these are people who only look at it from the economics: to successfully project a war you need guns, butter and enough logistics to get people to where they need to fight. At some point you need something beyond, "my mom can sew costumes, we can make curtains, and we can use barn doors as a stage". With gold reserves looted they can buy a lot, but armies suck money like a trashpump sucks sewage. At some point they have to build or successfully steal infrastructure to prosecute their war or they will splinter into smaller bands that can survive at the economic level they currently have.


Of course, the Top Men we have directing this fight don't understand this and will never admit that it might be true so such insights are so much pissing in the wind.

Posted by: kindltot at September 12, 2014 02:02 AM (t//F+)

475 I thought the original Thing stands on its own ... Great dialog. Minimal special effect ... Carpenter's takes out the romance storyline and inserts the body snatcher one ...

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 01:49 AM

Hawks' version is still fantastic. It was the reason I snubbed Carpenter's version for so long. But, the collaboration on the 82 version was just... outstanding. The story is taut and puts across so much with little exposition.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 02:02 AM (tBSrv)

476 471
Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 01:02 AM (T1005)

Part of the problem is the strength of chute material and the amount (couple table cloths isn't enough).

The other more trickier one is to spread the material to catch the air.

Otherwise it will just stream out and not inflate.

It's why chutes have to be packed very carefully.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at September 12, 2014 01:59 AM (2hPuZ)


It's just a "what could I do to avoid being the falling man" thing (rumor has it that he was actually from Windows On The World). If you had nine tablecloths knotted together at the corners, and tied each corner to a wrist or ankle, could you have been in rescuable shape when you hit the ground?

Because the other side is despair -- you just admit you're scroomed and wait for it to take you.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 02:07 AM (T1005)

477 thanks for the suggestions. I think I've got names as contenders for all roles(?)... though there are probably some killer nominations that haven't come up yet. Hopefully I can take out this round.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 02:14 AM (tBSrv)

478 Cloud are white,
The Sky is blue,
Good Night and Better Tomorrows,
To each and all of you ..

Posted by: Adriane... at September 12, 2014 02:16 AM (P+IZm)

479 Later, A.

Posted by: otho at September 12, 2014 02:17 AM (tBSrv)

480 Late, late evening horde.

Still in OBX but supposed to piss on us again tomorrow so don't have to wake up for anything.

And i'm selfish, but I love being down here at this time. I unplug. I love the rememberances of 9-11 but it makes me sixk that we're still dealing with the threat.

Posted by: RWC at September 12, 2014 02:19 AM (cE72P)

481 While wandering around other blogs, I stumbled over a reference to an etrog -- which has many and varied connections to things you might actually see or do. I'm not going to describe it -- lest it be characterized as some sort of weasel -- but I'll just leave it here to touch off whatever random scholarship you find with it.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 02:30 AM (T1005)

482 By the way, etrog (a nice thing) should not in any way be confused with ergot (a problem)....and ergot is another nice launch into random internet scholarship.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 02:46 AM (T1005)

483 We're all the falling man. It just takes most of us several decades to get to the bottom.

I'd like to imagine he was at peace on the way down. No more decisions to make, after that last one. Not much point in spending your last few minutes anxious.

Posted by: Moron Labe! at September 12, 2014 02:57 AM (O3dlp)

484
Because they apparently don't have a clue about the optics ...

http://tinyurl.com/qatgfbv

Posted by: PM Rich at September 12, 2014 03:11 AM (eEBON)

485 483
We're all the falling man. It just takes most of us several decades to get to the bottom.



I'd like to imagine he was at peace on the way down. No more
decisions to make, after that last one. Not much point in spending your
last few minutes anxious.

Posted by: Moron Labe! at September 12, 2014 02:57 AM (O3dlp)


On the contrary, I'd like to think he was still deciding until the moment he hit the ground.....because what comes after decisions are regrets.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 03:12 AM (T1005)

486 Because they apparently don't have a clue about the optics ...

http://tinyurl.com/qatgfbv
Posted by: PM Rich at September 12, 2014 03:11 AM (eEBON)

******

They have a basic understanding of optics, I'm sure. They just don't give a fuck about them after election #2. They rightly assume that they will never be nationally called on shit like this.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 12, 2014 03:16 AM (ojnk6)

487 Being a nation led by a Kaboom-supporting President is like being a kid raised on Kaboom breakfast cereal. You know you aren't loved and that they're just going through the motions.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 03:21 AM (T1005)

488 It occurs to me that one unexpected ramification of the Scotland separatist vote may be that Doctor Who becomes non-English. While the character has always been British, the tendency of late has moved affinities away from London.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2014 03:29 AM (T1005)

489 Don't want to hurt nobody, really, but I say we start splitting the atom until everyone gets the fuck back in line.

Posted by: goon at September 12, 2014 05:03 AM (gNTQS)

490 Rickl, the ship SS California was far closer. But they had shut off their radio about 10pm, Captain went to bed, and no one reported the flares they saw from where Titanic was.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 12, 2014 05:12 AM (GeA5I)

491 *frowns at Scrivener*

Bollocks upon your programmers to not recognize amidst as a properly spelled word.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at September 12, 2014 05:26 AM (GeA5I)

492 At some point they have to build or successfully steal infrastructure to prosecute their war or they will splinter into smaller bands that can survive at the economic level they currently have

Which is why destroying their water, roads, and power infrastructures is critical. Insanity can't stand on its own, it can only exist as a parasite on a functioning society.

Posted by: Jean at September 12, 2014 05:53 AM (TETYm)

493 Good morning to those still up and those about to show up.
Hope you all have a good Friday.

Posted by: teej at September 12, 2014 06:12 AM (H2/m3)

494 If politicians are pushing to end abortion except in the case of rape, incest, or the health of the mother, shouldnt the remains be checked for DNA as evidence of a crime? Also 14 downloads of 21499 from kaltura.com this morning. So far.

Posted by: TECH SUPPORT? at September 12, 2014 06:31 AM (r/XjE)

495 "Health of the mother"?

There's a loophole you can drive a Planned Parenthood trash truck through.

Because "mental health" is so squishy.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 12, 2014 06:45 AM (V70Uh)

496 Re: lifespan: see Psalms 90:10.

<i>" The
days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of
strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and
sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away."</i> (King James Bible, 1611)

As written circa 500BC and translated circa 1600AD by church scholars - some of whom buried people, so they'd know. Says people live 70-80 years: also, first appearance of "life's a bitch and then you die."


Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at September 12, 2014 04:49 PM (Mjn+V)

497
Re: lifespan: see Psalms 90:10.

" The
days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of
strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and
sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away." (King James Bible, 1611)

As
written circa 500BC and translated circa 1600AD by church scholars -
some of whom buried people, so they'd know. Says people live 70-80
years: also, first appearance of "life's a bitch and then you die."

(Hey, you have a posting utility that doesn't handle HTML correctly and doesn't have an edit function? You can't be bothered to fix it? I'm easy.)

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at September 12, 2014 04:54 PM (Mjn+V)

498 Re: lifespan: see Psalms 90:10.

"The
days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of
strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and
sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away." (King James Bible, 1611)

As
written circa 500BC and translated circa 1600AD by church scholars -
some of whom buried people, so they'd know. Says people live 70-80
years: also, first appearance of "life's a bitch and then you die."

(Really easy.)

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at September 12, 2014 04:55 PM (Mjn+V)

499 Ah, fugeddabudit.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at September 12, 2014 04:56 PM (Mjn+V)

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