The Morning Report 4/19/18

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Good morning kids. As we roll into a Thursday, it's Comey, Comey, Comey! The release of "Mein Come-pft!" went over pretty much as expected; the press slobbering all over it while the public at large yawned. In fact, about the only people who showed up for his book signing in DC a couple of days ago were reporters, and I assume that was about the same at the Barnes and (ig)Noble in Union Square in NYC yesterday. Actually, I see that that's precisely what happened, except he got heckled by "far right" reporter Laura Loomer who shouted "you're going to get locked up!" Not so nutty-sounding; a recent poll shows a sizable chunk of Americans would like to see that happen.

Meanwhile, Bob Goodlatte is pushing to have the Comey memos released, which of course would prove that this entire investigation is as we have known all along a concocted witch hunt to overthrow the President. And that's why the shambling walking colostomy bag called Jerrold Nadler is squealing like a pig because he knows this all too well, and that if they are released Mueller will be shut down.

Meanwhile, the real high crimes, treason, gonniffing and miscellaneous meshugas of Hillary Clinton barely registers on the radar, as the ex-business partner of the Awans' dad claims that all the stolen data (wiped, like, with a cloth) is now in the hands of the Pakistani government.

On the foreign policy front, as the Korean situation evolves in ways that no one could have imagined (the NorKs past disingenuousness notwithstanding), on the heels of Secretary of State Pompeo's visit with Whoa, Fat!, PDT is stating that he will not be playing games and will walk away from a summit if he senses his counterpart is doing so. In any case both Rush and Daniel Greenfield are marveling at his successes which, along with the aforementioned old lady's crimes, goes either unnoticed or distorted by the Democrat-Media Complex to look like disasters. But you knew that already, and that's why you come here, gentle reader.

In related news, as our southern border is now the entry point for growing numbers of illegal aliens being smuggled in from Bangladesh, Paul Ryno and the GOP-e CoC-servatives are planning on doing something - attempting to ram home an Amnesty bill right before the midterms. Amazing how they are motivate to act when it's to sell out the American people.

Speaking of politics, bearing the above in mind, the so-called Democrat "blue wave" at least at this stage is looking more and more like wish-casting. As PDT's achievements take hold, specifically deregulation and the tax cuts, the Democrats are becoming more and more shrill in their attacks against him, the second amendment, the first amendment and American values in general. It's a complete turnoff to most normal people, and yet the propagandists continue to pluck that chicken. Saner (if you could call it that) heads on the Left are getting nervous that the calls to impeach PDT could backfire bigly come November. But still, they'll persist. In fact there's a link that the Democrats are hot and horny to make, get this, reparations a major part of the party platform in the next few years. And then there's that pornographic parade float of hatred and obscenity what calls itself a professor from Fresno State. QED. All that said, the GOP, if it in fact actually did represent our interests, are positioned to utterly destroy the Democrat-Left for at least a generation. But as we all know, that's not their job. It's too preserve, protect and defend the New Deal, Great Society and Hope & Change until they can throw an election and reinstall a Democrat majority. No wonder you get the attitude of the guy who'll vote for convicted felon Michael Grimm rather than allow the Dems to take over. What a revolting choice we seem to always face. Something's gotta give. Feh.

From hither and yon, evidently H.R. McMaster's father was found dead and the incident has now been ruled suspicious. Meanwhile the ATF is investigating 704 pounds of TNT gone missing from a Pennsylvania construction site. Stop me if you've heard this one: people keep telling you that it's no longer safe for Jews to walk the streets of major European cities wearing Stars of David or yarmulkes. You tell them they're crazy and just to prove it's a myth, you put a yarmulke on your head. See? No problemo! And then, some random Muzzy sees you, takes off his belt and starts whipping on you. Man, what a buzz-kill.

Lastly, today marks the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Alone, half-starved and after watching thousands of their relatives die from disease, starvation and then later, mass deportation to the Treblinka extermination camp, a few hundred or so managed to hold off the German police and even Waffen SS units for a few weeks armed only with a couple pistols and molotov cocktails. Rather than be slaughtered, they chose to fight and die for their honor. And five years later, the fighting spirit of those martyrs laid the foundation for the modern state of Israel, which was born five years later and today celebrates its 70th Anniversary.

And still, they persist...

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

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:17 AM




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1 Bing

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:09 AM (oVJmc)

2 Morning Morons--are your battle plans ready?

Posted by: IanDeal at April 19, 2018 07:10 AM (5mrLG)

3 Where am I?

Posted by: Shoeless guy at April 19, 2018 07:11 AM (LvquQ)

4 H.R. McMaster's father was found dead and the incident has now been ruled suspicious.

.....yeah. Nothing to see here.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:11 AM (oVJmc)

5 Oh.... good morning, everyone!

Posted by: Shoeless guy at April 19, 2018 07:11 AM (LvquQ)

6 Andso, the day, begins, it has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnHTWRcyU1g

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 19, 2018 07:12 AM (roQNm)

7 "No-Nads" Nadler Kvetching that Push to Reveal Comey Memos Could Land RosenSteinPenis in Contempt of Congress, Shut Down Mueller

A two-fer!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:12 AM (oVJmc)

8 Bangladeshis are natural Republicans. They like big families, right?

Posted by: Ripley at April 19, 2018 07:13 AM (MxEKc)

9 And five years later, the
fighting spirit of those martyrs laid the foundation for the modern
state of Israel, which was born five years later and today celebrates
its 70th Anniversary.
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I watched some of the celebrations online. Wonderful.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 07:14 AM (lwiT4)

10 If the 2 Korea's reconcile and end the war it will be due wholly to the tireless efforts of Barack Obama and Dennis Rodman. Guarantee it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 19, 2018 07:15 AM (wdmm9)

11 J.J. You're better than Drudge. I hope you can steal away some of his views. We've long needed an alternative.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 19, 2018 07:15 AM (U+nHb)

12 Because of course the CoC thinks we need more Muslims.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 19, 2018 07:15 AM (PjEi7)

13 What part of MAGA was a fucking amnesty bill?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 19, 2018 07:17 AM (y7DUB)

14 Good morning!

All that the Awans did is (at least what we know so far) is as big a scandal as Hillary's email server. An incredible breach of security. Will this ever be covered by anyone other than the Daily Caller?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2018 07:18 AM (W+vEI)

15
From hither and yon, evidently H.R. McMaster's father was found dead and the incident has now been ruled suspicious.

Not really. Old folk fall over all the time and hit their heads. Usually on toilet. So hard in many cases the toilet is destroyed. Standard procedure is for police to get involved in every 911 call from elder care facility.

If it was anyone else you'd never hear a word.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 19, 2018 07:19 AM (LOgQ4)

16 Haven't read the link, but a mysterious death for HR McMaster's dad? Hmmm.

Think there are going to be a few more mysterious deaths in and around DC, as is always the case when it comes time for people to testify against the Clintons...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2018 07:19 AM (W+vEI)

17 Spectrum, that evil cable company put up a fence around their property to keep the homeless from camping out. The local feel good lawyers are of course right on it along with the city politicians, all Democratic of course. Sure glad I don't live in the city.

Posted by: Colin at April 19, 2018 07:20 AM (9B2G/)

18 That particular photo has always haunted me. I believe it was used as the cover for the book The Kingdom of Auschwitz.

In other news, I missed that yesterday was the anniversary of the release of Theda Bara's last movie, the 1926 Hal Roach comedy Madame Mystery.

https://tinyurl.com/ybmcpvux

She played an International Woman of Mystery who was smuggling a "helium nitrate" bomb, with predictable comedic results. She seems, from surviving accounts, to have had fun parodying her vamp persona, but her husband didn't care for the idea and forbid her from making another film with Roach. As it turned out, MM would be her last film.

It still survives, in a cut-down, rather deteriorated condition, a sad end to a legendary career.

Posted by: MAry Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 19, 2018 07:21 AM (kqsXK)

19 In these days of ANFO, 700 pounds of TNT stored in a locked trailer on a construction site sounds like negligence to me.

And you don't store the ammonia nitrate on site either. The truck brings it and mixes what you need when you need it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 19, 2018 07:21 AM (roQNm)

20 In related news, as our southern border is now the entry point for growing numbers of illegal aliens being smuggled in from Bangladesh, Paul Ryno and the GOP-e CoC-servatives are planning on doing something - attempting to ram home an Amnesty bill right before the midterms.



The best way to win elections is to give a giant middle finger to your base

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 19, 2018 07:22 AM (SiINZ)

21 The reason McMasters Sr.'s death is being called 'suspicious' is they believe the body was moved:

"While health authorities initially ruled the death an accident, police are investigating the possibility that he fell and hit his head, and then was put in a chair and died without receiving proper care."

Most likely just nursing home problem.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:22 AM (oVJmc)

22 Did David Gregory ever disclose that his wife represented 4 of Hillary's top aides in the email server investigation?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2018 07:22 AM (W+vEI)

23
Doubtful That Wearing a Yarmulke in Berlin is Dangerous, Israeli Arab Puts One On - Passing Muzzy Sees It, Removes Belt and Whips Him

I shouldn't chuckle, but I did.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 19, 2018 07:23 AM (LOgQ4)

24 Reason #1 that Little Winger left the Army:


"A decorated Army chaplain is facing what his attorneys are calling a career-ending punishment after he explained to a soldier that he could
not conduct a marriage retreat that included same sex couples."


The Army assured them this would not happen. Guess what.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 07:24 AM (lwiT4)

25 Morning.

Enough with the formalities, where the hell is spring dammit?

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at April 19, 2018 07:25 AM (sM+h7)

26 If there's anything you can count on the COC Republicans for, it's doing everything in their power to ensure a Democrat victory, short of actually changing parties.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 19, 2018 07:25 AM (J+mig)

27 Heck, it's not even safe for a Jewish employee to wear a kippah at the Anne Frank House --- no Jewish symbols allowed!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2018 07:27 AM (W+vEI)

28 What is that face on the woman's bag in the pic. Creepy.

Posted by: Valiant at April 19, 2018 07:28 AM (3MiF8)

29 no Jewish symbols allowed!
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That's insane.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 07:28 AM (lwiT4)

30 So when and where do the Starbucks re education camps open.

Posted by: Colin at April 19, 2018 07:29 AM (9B2G/)

31 >>>"No-Nads" Nadler Kvetching that Push to Reveal Comey Memos Could Land RosenSteinPenis in Contempt of Congress, Shut Down Mueller



A two-fer!



Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:12 AM
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.That article makes no sense to me unless he has actually seen the memos and knows they are fake and by revealing them underacted to the committee would expose meuller's investigation as a witch hunt.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 19, 2018 07:30 AM (+Dllb)

32 Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush

"Randa Jarrar, a Fresno State English professor, made deeply disrespectful statements on her personal Twitter account," Lynnette Zelezny, vice president of academic affairs at Fresno State, told reporters at a press briefing. Zelezny declined to say whether the school intends to fire Jarrar.




So nothing will happen to Jarrar the Hutt. Odd how the MFM isn't all aghast at the hate being spewed by this blob.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 19, 2018 07:30 AM (SiINZ)

33 "Comey Book Event Packed With Press, Only One 'Normal Person' Attended"


hahahahaha

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 07:34 AM (lwiT4)

34 "Zelezny declined to say whether the school intends to fire Jarrar.





So nothing will happen to Jarrar the Hutt.




Posted by: TheQuietMan"


What would get a prof fired is not using ones preferred pronoun. That is a hate crime of the highest order.

Posted by: Ripley at April 19, 2018 07:34 AM (MxEKc)

35 Another day to give thanks for real news JJ--and to remember courage in the face of evil. Thanks.

Posted by: Redgrains at April 19, 2018 07:35 AM (WPxnj)

36 Heck, it's not even safe for a Jewish employee to wear a kippah at the Anne Frank House --- no Jewish symbols allowed!

I'm sure the Left has already started revising Anne Frank into a symbol against global warming climate change.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:35 AM (oVJmc)

37 Is it just me, or does Europe look like it's heading towards a Second Holocaust?

Posted by: USMC8541 One Shot to Slay them All at April 19, 2018 07:35 AM (Mt33b)

38 "Randa Jarrar, a Fresno State English professor, made deeply disrespectful statements on her personal Twitter account,"...

Wonder if Randa reads the AOS?

Posted by: Case at April 19, 2018 07:36 AM (bWF7s)

39 You also might want to check out the hilarious David Goldman take on the Starbucks fiasco at PJ Media, that is if you hate their coffee and want a good laugh.

Posted by: Caliban at April 19, 2018 07:36 AM (QE8X6)

40 "So nothing will happen to Jarrar the Hutt. Odd how the MFM isn't all aghast at the hate being spewed by this blob. "

Guy gets fired for saying "Cotton Picking"

This meat sack utters vile words concerning the late Mrs Bush...and all is well.

We should all go to Starbucks, and discuss this.


F'n world is going crazy as the inside of Maxine Water's head.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 19, 2018 07:37 AM (6t8+a)

41 20 The best way to win elections is to give a giant middle finger to your base
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 19, 2018 07:22 AM (SiINZ)

The GOP-e's base is the Chamber of Commerce.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 19, 2018 07:37 AM (VM6ev)

42 They're not "plucking that chicken." But what they are doing rhymes with that.

Posted by: JAS at April 19, 2018 07:39 AM (sCN2W)

43 Randa Jarrar is hawt!

Posted by: Balless Bill Kristol at April 19, 2018 07:39 AM (yhf6w)

44 I keep saying getting rid of public funding would help clear up academia.

So would getting rid of tenure.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:39 AM (oVJmc)

45 Re: The video of the guy wearing a kippah in Berlin getting beaten:

"When Vlad published this video on YouTube last night, YouTube immediately took it down, for "violating their guidelines". So Vlad re-uploaded it to Bitchute. We are aware that Bitchute is not as convenient and popular yet as YouTube, but please take the moment to watch. Also, the more we use Bitchute, the more user-friendly it will get."

YouTube doesn't want people to get the wrong ideas by seeing what's happening.

https://tinyurl.com/ycoah37q

Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2018 07:40 AM (W+vEI)

46 36 Heck, it's not even safe for a Jewish employee to wear a kippah at the Anne Frank House --- no Jewish symbols allowed!

I'm sure the Left has already started revising Anne Frank into a symbol against global warming climate change.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:35 AM (oVJmc)


"Anne Frank. That's Barney after the add-a-dick-to-me, right?"

- - Camera Hogg

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 19, 2018 07:40 AM (VM6ev)

47 What was 704 pounds of TNT doing at a construction site? Dont they lock that sh*t up somewhere?

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 19, 2018 07:41 AM (gC288)

48 Amazon prime has 100 million Prime Subscribers.

I can't get my head around that number.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 19, 2018 07:41 AM (roQNm)

49 >>I'm sure the Left has already started revising Anne Frank into a symbol against climate change.


They have completely removed her Jewishness and she is now being used to promote refugees, transgenders, and even anti-Semetism. It's worse than you could imagine:

https://tinyurl.com/y6up4tdo


Posted by: Lizzy at April 19, 2018 07:43 AM (W+vEI)

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (4/18/18 )

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(Was there a terrible canoe accident?)


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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“The growth of the Internet will slow drastically, as the flaw in ‘Metcalfe’s law’—which states that the number of potential connections in a network is proportional to the square of the number of participants—becomes apparent: most people have nothing to say to each other! By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.” -Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, 1998, via Zero Hedge


Quote II

“Republican Party swampers in Washington have come to the surface to oppose my candidacy for the U.S. Senate.”

“West Virginians are aware that McConnell cannot vote in their election. They want him to mind his own business and do his job. A job he has not done now for over 30 years. Balance the budget Mitch and stay out of West Virginia, Don Blakenship


Quote III

“Sean Hannity is an advocate for Donald Trump,” Limbaugh added. “And in this day and age, advocates for Donald Trump are no different than Trump in that they have to be destroyed, they have to be targeted, they have to be held up for ridicule because it’s all about getting Trump. Every bit of this is about getting Donald Trump. The Washington establishment cannot allow for Donald Trump to succeed. He’s an outsider.” Rush Limbaugh

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Never, ever, never did we see this coming.

A new study suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender identity matches their assigned gender at birth.

Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among youth who are transgender and gender non-conforming.
The research was conducted at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena. Study co-author Tracy A. Becerra-Culqui, Ph.D., and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Pediatrics.


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Nothing. Nothing is too good for our kids or our money.

The National Science Foundation is expanding a study of transgender children as young as three years old, giving the project's researcher an additional $1 million.

Kristina Olson, a researcher at the University of Washington, received the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's "highest honor for a young scientist or engineer," for her work studying the gender identities of toddlers.


*****


Jefferson, Iowa had a good idea. Their P.R. campaign wasn't.

The small town of Jefferson, Iowa, has suspended its program of shooting feral cats after a public outcry condemning the town's actions as inhumane.

In the aftermath of the uproar, The Washington Post reports that,

City administrator Mike Palmer said Friday that Mayor Craig Berry told council members Tuesday that he’d discussed the practice in a meeting with officials from the Animal Protection and Education organization and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. The decision to suspend the shooting of feral cats came soon after that.

Politicians who don't pussy-foot around. I like that.


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Zuckerberg thought the grilling he had on Capitol Hill was bad. This could be worse for Face Book, a billion dollar lawsuit.

Facebook could owe billions of dollars for using facial recognition after a judge approved a pending lawsuit against the social network.

California judge James Donato ruled on Monday that the lawsuit, first filed in 2015, will finally proceed as a class-action case. It alleges Facebook is in violation of an Illinois state law that prohibits the collection of biometric data without written consent.

Three plaintiffs are seeking $5,000 in penalties per offense for every time Facebook used facial recognition on a user in Illinois without their explicit permission. There is a chance Facebook could owe millions of people as the case includes users in the state who the social network created and stored facial recognition algorithms for after June 7, 2011, when the “tag suggestions” tool launched. Judge Donato put the extent of the damages into perspective, “Facebook seems to believe statutory damages could amount to billions of dollars.”


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Lies, damned lies and statistics.

Someone in the 19th century (Mark Twain attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli, but that’s dubious) said that there are three forms of lying: lies, damned lies, and statistics. If you would like a beautiful example of the last category of mendacity, check out David Leonhardt’s April 15th column in the New York Times, entitled (try not to laugh) “The Democrats Are the Party of Fiscal Responsibility.”


*****


The creepy little f*cker is at it again. Parkland HS agitator calling for more boycotts.

After starting an advertiser boycott of Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham, gun-control activist David Hogg has set his sights on two new targets — iconic gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson and its capital backers.

In a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Hogg sicced his 764,000 Twitter followers on five investment companies, singling out two most of all — Blackrock and Vanguard Group.


Wouldn't it be a shame if backers of these companies demonstrated in front of his basement bedroom. Wink/Nod

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The Softest Generation whining that the sky is falling.

The Washington Post informed its readers this month that college students are going hungry, in a report titled, “The hidden crisis on college campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat.” Two days later, the Kansas City Star reported even more urgently, “Think college students are privileged? Nearly a third are hungry and homeless.” So what’s going on? Are American college students really going hungry and living on the streets?

Eh, not so much.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



April 19, 2013, Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of The Moon died aged 69. A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief. His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse. In 2003, Thorgerson suffered a stroke, from which he recovered. He was later diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, which he battled for several years. via thisdayinmusic.com

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April 19, 1987, Aretha Franklin and George Michael started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Knew You Were Waiting' also a No.1 in the UK. Aretha Franklin set a record for the artist with the longest gap between US No.1 singles, it had been 19 years, 10 months from her last hit 'Respect' in June 1967. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Money isn't everything. Meet a real charmer. I hear she's single.

A woman blew every last cent of her father’s inheritance money within just nine months, including $150,000 on drugs.

Brodie Bond,from Morwel, in Australia, successfully fought for a huge slice of her father’s will, $220,000 to be exact, after he left her nothing when he died. But rather than using that money wisely, the 28-year-old blew much of it in less than a year.

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Oooops!!! The DOJ got something it wasn't expecting.

A website run by the US Justice Department and used to gather information about missing and abducted children is redirecting visitors to porn web pages with names such as “schoolgirl porn” and “ungrateful huge boobs Indian wife being a slut,” Gizmodo has discovered.

A redirect bug on the AmberAlert.gov allows anyone to create backlinks on the DOJ-run site—functionality apparently too good to pass up for some porn bots. The Amber Alert site is being manipulated by at least a half dozen porn pages (and an untold number of others) likely in an effort to boost their Google rankings.


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Who knew? The Amish and Mennonites on Spring Break.

Each winter, for close to a century now, hundreds of Amish and Mennonite families have travelled from their homes in icy quarters of the U.S. and Canada to Pinecraft, a small, sunny neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida. Arriving on chartered buses specializing in the transportation of “Plain people” from areas such as Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Holmes County, Ohio, they rent modest bungalows and stay for weeks, or sometimes months, at a time. It’s vacation. For many, it’s the one time of the year that they spend with people from communities other than their own.

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What could have been a horrible ending turned out pretty well for this Genius Award Winner.

An Estonian tourist known as Pavel, had one too many drinks at Cervinia Resort when he decided to call it a night and head back to his hotel. Unfortunately, he took a wrong turn and began heading up the mountainside.


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Every once in a while the youth of today surprise us. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

This 19-year-old college baseball player was heartbroken over his grandma’s inability to watch his game – so instead of allowing her to miss it, he and his team brought the game to her.

Due to the chemotherapy and radiation treatments that Marilyn Seavers had endured to fight her stage IV lung cancer, she was too weak to leave the house for her grandson’s game in March.

Zach, who was very close with his grandma before she died, was determined for her to see him play in a college uniform.


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1 If I want it?
I'll take it.
*pins medal to chest*
*takes home trophy*
*lives la vida loca*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 09:57 PM (Ckg4U)

2 Thir#383t!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:59 PM (e9G8E)

3 Eric Holder is going to to be supervising the Starbucks Racial Re-Education Camps.

Makes total sense.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (2wOtx)

4 Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman

Looks like his prediction fell short.

Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (6FqZa)

5 Paul Krugman! Right AGAIN!!!

Posted by: Paul Krugman at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (O5Q3r)

6 Bloody Javascript! Rubbish, it is!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 10:01 PM (e9G8E)

7 Slap!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

8 Good evening, Horde!

And thanks for the fun ONT, MisHum!

Gotta love architecture!

Posted by: ibguy at April 18, 2018 10:01 PM (vUcdz)

9 The National Science Foundation is expanding a study of transgender children as young as three years old, giving the project's researcher an additional $1 million.

This is evil. Pure evil.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

10 Thanks for the ONT.

Krugman. He can split atoms- with his mind- can't he?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:02 PM (d4iVA)

11 Moose got 'em. Dudley Do-Right out front shoulda told you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:02 PM (QxXRY)

12 Ladyl!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:02 PM (Ckg4U)

13 Hi Ibguy!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:03 PM (TdMsT)

14 I've read that Krugman thing before. He's always been tarded.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 18, 2018 10:03 PM (UiRxW)

15 Got a call from Farmer that woke me up, so I decided to be surly and get *First!* on the ONT.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:04 PM (Ckg4U)

16 lives la vida loca"

Welcome to the firsts club...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (7LY+6)

17 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (9rIkM)

18 All together now...!


Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tete
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O-o-o-o-oh

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
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et la tete
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Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (c/EDo)

19 "Welcome to the firsts club..."
-Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (7LY+6)

I'm a Gold Card holder.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (Ckg4U)

20 Living la vida caca.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

21 (Was there a terrible canoe accident?)

===

I certainly hope so!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 18, 2018 10:06 PM (EZebt)

22 Dress pr0n alert! Set Dresscon 4! Prepare for 'ettes!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 18, 2018 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

23 "Living la vida caca."
-Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

You should sue someone.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (Ckg4U)

24 Evening, Morons and Moronettes.

Hope you had a pleasant day!

Posted by: ALH at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (YYn2L)

25 Blah blah something or something and ten-dollar words - I'm always wrong about everything I ever say, and blah and something and derp derp doyeeeee!

Posted by: Paul Krugman at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (UiRxW)

26 The Noble selection committees have a lot to answer for. The science awards are pretty solid at the 80% confidence level.

Hard to top pbhpo getting a Noble Peace Prize for not being George Bush. Then ending peace in Libya and subsequently Western Europe. The sad consequences are the largest since Hitler was in power.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)

27 I'm a Gold Card holder"

Lighten up, Francis.

Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (7LY+6)

28 Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman



Looks like his prediction fell short.

Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (6FqZa)

There are plenty of people on the Internet to whom I have nothing to say. But I think I could spare a "FOAD" for Krugtron.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (efC8N)

29 Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. Any rebroadcast without permission by AceCorp, LLC is prohibited.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:05 PM



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1 If I want it?
I'll take it.
*pins medal to chest*
*takes home trophy*
*lives la vida loca*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 09:57 PM (Ckg4U)


We gotta get Ace a better time machine.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (953wK)

30 23 "Living la vida caca."
-Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

You should sue someone.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (Ckg4U)

Wouldn't make me feel any better.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

31 Looking at the dress, and the lovely lady wearing it: Is that brocade?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:08 PM (d4iVA)

32 Why yes you are Slap!

Good evening everyone!

In case you missed it in the sidebar........

Cinco de Quattro Colorado Morondevous
Saturday May 5th
Email acewestminsterdogshow at the gmail for details

Avalanche are on.......bbl

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at April 18, 2018 10:08 PM (mMeIQ)

33 The National Science Foundation is expanding a study of transgender children as young as three years old, giving the project's researcher an additional $1 million.

This is evil. Pure evil.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------

After NIH funded the $3.5 Million for the 'Why are Lesbians Fat', I would believe anything.

You are completely correct, this transcends absurd, and transitions to evil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:08 PM (7ThJ3)

34 Typical Horde male?

Hey Lady. Wanna see my column?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 18, 2018 10:09 PM (hyuyC)

35 Double face palm with the Paul Krugman quote. We need new experts and thought leaders.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 10:09 PM (ve0bY)

36 Looks like his prediction fell short. "

He's what - 5.5 feet?

Ha

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (7LY+6)

37 Paul Krugman, living proof you can be wrong about everything and still make bank.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (IcT7t)

38 There is no such thing as a 'transgender' child three years old, because there's no such thing as a 'gendered' child three years old. There are children with bits that they're not quite sure what they're for. You're welcome. That will be one million dollars, cash or check?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (y87Qq)

39 That Krugman quote is pure gold.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (tU+ul)

40 -
The more I experience the "modern world" the more I think the Amish have it right.

Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (RVcmP)

41 I don't know about the rest of you but I believe the Mueller shinannigans this week reeks of desperation. These criminals know the hammer is about to fall and the justice system will not be in their favor once it starts operating properly once again, sometingthat hasn't happened since Edwin Meese was there.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (gnhna)

42 So Tampa Bay is going to beat the New Jersey Devils...as shown on the Golf Channel. NBC sucks.

Posted by: Vendette at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (RhMIc)

43 Hi Slap! Give me a call if you are so inclined. Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (yJ1e6)

44 "Wouldn't make me feel any better."
-Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

I could make you laugh, but you won't talk to me.

That's okay. The Morons and 'ettes do a good job.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (Ckg4U)

45 Double face palm with the Paul Krugman quote. We need new experts and thought leaders.
Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 10:09 PM (ve0bY)


You gotta admit, being completely, utterly wrong is pretty much Krugman's entire schtick.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (953wK)

46 Krugman tends to come up short in most of his predictions.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (QzJWU)

47 Totally not wearing a condom with columns girl.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 10:11 PM (ve0bY)

48 She can lean on me anytime.

(Cues up Bill Withers on the hacked streaming server)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at April 18, 2018 10:12 PM (PtTcP)

49 I'd rail 'Columns Girl' six-ways-from Sunday.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:12 PM (Ckg4U)

50
Re the photo. Legs, so much leg....

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

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:13 PM (8O3HH)

51 Hey everybody.

Ah geez, Facebook being bankrupted in a class action suit?!? Then how will I ever foodblog again???

I'll have to go back to eating my dinner on the streets!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:13 PM (eMKNe)

52 By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet's impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine's." -Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, 1998, via Zero Hedge
------------

In 1994, I approached the Engineering Manager (in a high tech company!) and suggested that we ought to establish a presence on the internet.

He stopped by the R&D department a day or so later and told me that he didn't think there was any reason to do that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:13 PM (7ThJ3)

53 I see the Amish and Mennonites year round in Sarasota. I like them a lot better than the Noo Yawkahs who move here and try to turn the place into Woodstock for Geriatrics.

If you're ever in Sarasota, in the heart of the Pinecraft community is Big Olaf's Ice Cream on Bahia Vista Rd. Homemade on site and it's yummy.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2018 10:13 PM (eh0Va)

54 The story about the Amish and Mennonites remind me of the hundreds of similar vacation colonies the Jooz of NY established throughout the Catskills.

They were mostly gone before I moved to CA.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 18, 2018 10:13 PM (EZebt)

55 A new study suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children
and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other
mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender
identity matches their assigned gender at birth.



They aren't developing depression and mental health conditions because they are "transgender." They are "transgender" because they have mental health problems and they are not being treated for those problems.

Posted by: huerfano at April 18, 2018 10:14 PM (EtMVh)

56 "Totally not wearing a condom with columns girl."

With that big bulbous elbow and knobbly knee jutting out there? Ugh.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 10:14 PM (UdKB7)

57 Krugman tends to come up short in most of his predictions.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (QzJWU)




... it's what I get for typing too slowly.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2018 10:14 PM (QzJWU)

58 publius: she knows how to use 'em ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:14 PM (eMKNe)

59 Do the Amish have their own dating website - AmishOnly.Com?

I wonder how wild & crazy they get when away from home.

Posted by: ALH at April 18, 2018 10:14 PM (YYn2L)

60 iconic gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson and its capital backers.


So your saying I should buy a Smith & Wesson? Hmm, I believe I will. Thank you young revolutionary of the new Khmer Rouge! I was leaning towards S&W anyway.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 18, 2018 10:15 PM (SwhMM)

61 Those columns go all the way up.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 18, 2018 10:15 PM (LrbFI)

62
Totally not wearing a condom with columns girl.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 10:11 PM (ve0bY)

She might insist upon it. You could have corbeled arches.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 10:15 PM (efC8N)

63 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986650926235684864

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651017130455041

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651104271306752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651202699038730

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651324157710336

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2018 10:15 PM (eh0Va)

64 Trannys have mental "issues"? Well can ya beat that...

Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2018 10:15 PM (O5Q3r)

65 There are no terrible canoe accidents, only happy canoe accidents.

Posted by: Bob Ross at April 18, 2018 10:15 PM (y87Qq)

66 >>>Bloody Javascript! Rubbish, it is!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 10:01 PM (e9G8E)


I think you left out the semicolon. Thir#383;t.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 10:16 PM (/qEW2)

67 mh thanks for the dress pron. Dayum and lawdy! Talk about legs that go on "forever."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 18, 2018 10:16 PM (EZebt)

68 I don't think the Amish life would be so bad considering the current year. Do they take applications?

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 10:16 PM (ve0bY)

69 More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651413186056198

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651496476479489

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651601308930053

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651726764806148

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/986651842129092608

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2018 10:16 PM (eh0Va)

70 Kristina Olson, a researcher at the University of Washington, received the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's "highest honor for a young scientist or engineer," for her work studying the gender identities of toddlers.
--------------

WTFF?!

Insanity = The New Normal

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:17 PM (7ThJ3)

71 There is no such thing as a 'transgender' child three years old, because there's no such thing as a 'gendered' child three years old. There are children with bits that they're not quite sure what they're for. You're welcome. That will be one million dollars, cash or check?
Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:10

Much wisdom there hogmartin.

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2018 10:17 PM (yJ1e6)

72 Paul Krugman? Never heard of him.

Posted by: Charles Gibson at April 18, 2018 10:18 PM (yScAF)

73 Something tells me Smith & Wesson will be fine.

I imagine they've dealt with idjits like Boss Hogg before.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:19 PM (eMKNe)

74 mh thanks for the dress pron. Dayum and lawdy! Talk about legs that go on "forever."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 18, 2018 10:16 PM (EZebt)



A certain horn-dawg SSgt I knew in the Air Farce described the perfect set of legs as: "feet at one end, and pu**y at the other".

He was not known for his selectivity.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2018 10:19 PM (QzJWU)

75 Google chrome started acting weird, so I put firefox back on after it had started acting weird. Firefox is working nicely. (I had sync turned on, and it synced up automagically which was unexpected.)

Then I figured out the problem with Chrome - ad block got disappeared somehow. Fixed that, and everything is back to normal.

So both Google and firefox know everything about me. I'm not skeered.

Then I noticed the only application I can find that works to read Nikon camera raw is adobe. So I'm locked in to adobe, and if I'm keeping adobe, might as well keep Microsoft Office. Damn.

So what's been going on? Anything interesting?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 18, 2018 10:19 PM (roQNm)

76 WTF just happened on Ingram?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:19 PM (7ThJ3)

77 I could make you laugh, but you won't talk to me.

That's okay. The Morons and 'ettes do a good job.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM (Ckg4U)

It's not a laugh thing. It's a heart, soul, life and mind thing. I'm sick and tired of stupid people, my stupid self and my stupid life. And Oxford commas.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

78 71 There is no such thing as a 'transgender' child three years old, because there's no such thing as a 'gendered' child three years old. There are children with bits that they're not quite sure what they're for. You're welcome. That will be one million dollars, cash or check?
Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:10

Much wisdom there hogmartin.
Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2018 10:17 PM (yJ1e6)

Our fucked up government doesn't pay for wisdom, but they will pay for warping little kids.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:20 PM (NWiLs)

79 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Columns.

*Blinks*

Blonde columns are the best.

1st!

Posted by: tbodie at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (Z7b/F)

80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

81 "It's not a laugh thing. It's a heart, soul, life and mind thing. I'm sick and tired of stupid people, my stupid self and my stupid life. And Oxford commas."
-Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

I use Oxford commas!

*Fight!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (Ckg4U)

82 80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

What is the significance of 4/20?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:22 PM (TdMsT)

83 The story about the Amish and Mennonites remind me
of the hundreds of similar vacation colonies the Jooz of NY established
throughout the Catskills.



They were mostly gone before I moved to CA.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 18, 2018 10:13 PM (EZebt)


It's interesting to think about the effect of those vacation spots and their subsequent demise. For decades Americans from the coastal cities would head upstate, or inland, into flyover country and stay for weeks or months. That's gone away, and I have to wonder about how that affects the current divisions between the coasts and flyover country.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 18, 2018 10:22 PM (LrbFI)

84
Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

Is that Hitler's birthday or something?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 10:22 PM (efC8N)

85 80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

It's just another Friday.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

86 The National Science Foundation built a brand new shiny building near where I live. I pass it all the time when I'm taking the subway to work. I told my sister there is probably very little 'Science' going on in that building. Looks like I was right.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 18, 2018 10:22 PM (SwhMM)

87 Posted by: kbdabear

There's leg in there, too. And other menu items. A veritable smorgasbord of delight. And a bit of camel toe, too. These are a few of my favorite things.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:23 PM (8O3HH)

88 And Oxford commas"

Oxford Mississippi has commas?

Hmmmm.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 18, 2018 10:23 PM (7LY+6)

89 82 80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

What is the significance of 4/20?
Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:22 PM (TdMsT)

Weed. Grass. Ganja. Mary Jane. Reefer.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

90 Do the Amish have their own dating website - AmishOnly.Com?

I wonder how wild crazy they get when away from home.


Posted by: ALH
---
My mother was raised Mennonite in the middle of a large Amish area. I was around Mennonite/Amish/Plain People much of my childhood-teenage years.

You may be surprised - do the bing thing on Rumspringa.

Some nights the only reason the buggy made it home was because the horse was sober.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 18, 2018 10:23 PM (9rIkM)

91 From here on out I refuse to use any of the tranny terms. They are MALES SUFFERING FROM GENDER DYSMORPHIA or FEMALES SUFFERING FROM GENDER DYSMORPHIA. If somone has trisomy x or Kleinfelter's syndrome they will be identfied this way.

I refuse to submit to the delusions of those who do not understand the basic biology of xx is female and xy is male.

If I encounter a medical professional that denies this basic I intend to loud call them out as a quack and inquire in what other areas they commit malpractice in.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (gnhna)

92 I forgot, the official drug of choice here at the ONT is Val-U-Rite. Never mind. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (eMKNe)

93 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?
----
The great smoke in??//

Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (kufk0)

94 80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)


4/21 is San Jacinto Day, AKA 'The Great Mexican Footrace'.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (dw7D4)

95 Insomniac sounds as if he knows a little about it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (eMKNe)

96 What is the significance of 4/20?"

420, 421... whatever it takes

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (7LY+6)

97 It's just another Friday.

Is it manic?

Posted by: zombie Prince at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (cG/Rh)

98
My birthday approacheth nigh, next Monday. I'll be 29, of course.

Now, do you want to know what I want for my birthday? I can go into great detail...

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (8O3HH)

99 Blah blah something or something and ten-dollar words - I'm always wrong about everything I ever say, and blah and something and derp derp doyeeeee!
Posted by: Paul Krugman at April 18, 2018 10:07 PM (UiRxW)

I know this is a sock cause The Real Paul Krugman has never said anything so intelligent.

Posted by: tbodie at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (Z7b/F)

100 Good columns I mean evening.

Posted by: Robert at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (ayUOl)

101 Hey lin-duh, did you ever get an answer re: the M&P Shield?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (y87Qq)

102 Winter's coming back tomorrow. Brrr.

Posted by: ALH at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (YYn2L)

103 Paul Krugman is easy to spot when he's not at work, he usually can be found nightly at one of Manhattan's toniest restaurants drooling into a cup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (eMKNe)

104

That elbow of hers is photoshopped, isn't it?

Tell me that's photoshopped. Please.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (GdWl+)

105 95 Insomniac sounds as if he knows a little about it...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:24 PM (eMKNe)

Never used the stuff. I just happen to know a bunch of worthless shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

106 Hogg calling for a boycott of Blackrock just makes me laugh. How many people could there possibly be who are open to his message and also use Blackrock's services?

And out of that already obviously minuscule number... how many other private security firms out there have resources and competency on par with Blackrock?

Yeah, that boycott is sure goin' somewhere... *makes jerk-off motion*

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (wSC8T)

107 Banning the Knife in Britain

Inanimate objects to not cause crime. They are just a tool. In the U.K. banning guns had done nothing but led people to use other tools to commit crimes, from acid and trucks to pointed sticks and fruit, but primarily with knives and other sharp pointy objects. And now, some power people want to ban those knives.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14560

Posted by: The Bladed Hat at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (itfg0)

108 In 1994, I approached the Engineering Manager (in a high tech company!) and suggested that we ought to establish a presence on the internet.

He stopped by the R&D department a day or so later and told me that he didn't think there was any reason to do that.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:13 PM (7ThJ3)

--------

As a, at the time, Director of Marketing, in 1993 I set aside about 2 million for an E-Commerce website build. This was for a large Electronics manufacturer, and then web gurus were very expensive.

The President shot this down hard, essentially saying no fucking way companies would order or check out our products on the "Internet".

I am still there, one rung now below his former title.

He got booted in 1996.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (vOaza)

109 98
My birthday approacheth nigh, next Monday. I'll be 29, of course.

Now, do you want to know what I want for my birthday? I can go into great detail...
Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (8O3HH)

Let's see your list.

Posted by: ALH at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (YYn2L)

110 98
My birthday approacheth nigh, next Monday. I'll be 29, of course.

Now, do you want to know what I want for my birthday? I can go into great detail...
Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (8O3HH)

Happy advance birthday.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:27 PM (NWiLs)

111 Bad shit happens on 4/19 and 4/20. Waco, OKC, ....

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 10:27 PM (ve0bY)

112 My birthday approacheth nigh, next Monday. I'll be 29, of course.

Now, do you want to know what I want for my birthday? I can go into great detail...
Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (8O3HH)


My understanding is that you received your birthday gift early this year.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

113 Toddler gender:

Wasn't there a "study" a while back where they gave little boys dolls, and little girls toy trucks? And the boys had dolly wars, and the girls played house, with trucks for kids?

At the time, I thought our progressive betters thought that was the worst result ever and the study had to be buried. Then dug up, thoroughly discredited, and reburied.

Times change fast.

Posted by: mikeski at April 18, 2018 10:27 PM (JGBbg)

114 Hogmartin,
Well, I haven't heard anything bad. Everyone who recommended it really liked it. Going to go try a rental at the range in the next week or so...thanks.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:27 PM (kufk0)

115 I recognize a Wenowah canoe when I see one. It only weighs 30 lbs less than mine. Very nice.

Also very nice, the two columns holding up that dress.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 18, 2018 10:28 PM (z79tQ)

116 And out of that already obviously minuscule number... how many other private security firms out there have resources and competency on par with Blackrock?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 18, 2018 10:26 PM (wSC8T)


Investment management is more dangerous than we knew, it seems.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)

117
Oh, and I just noticed that all my Pink Floyd tunes are missing from my iTunes library. Two more reasons why I can't nuke windows 10; my iTunes library, and my kindle library.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 18, 2018 10:28 PM (roQNm)

118 Oxford Mississippi has commas?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 18, 2018 10:23 PM (7LY+6)

lots of them!

Posted by: William Faulkner at April 18, 2018 10:28 PM (wYseH)

119 Calm Mentor, let me guess: your former superior went to work with the brass at Sears... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:28 PM (eMKNe)

120 ...deleted...

Maybe you should bounce that sentiment off of AtC. [CBD]

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 10:28 PM (ve0bY)

121 You cannot 'rescue' a feral cat. They must be socialized young to accept humans.

I'm willing to listen to arguments from the other side.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (0ogQG)

122 -
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40
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The more I experience the "modern world" the more I think the Amish have it right.





Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM

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The only real reservations I have about the lifestyle is air-conditioning and ice-cold beer. I'm kind of a stickler for those two. I don't want to be without them. Am I incompatible with Amishism?


Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (RVcmP)

123 My birthday is Saturday. The Roman feast of Saturnalia!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (d4iVA)

124 Skandia, iTunes yanked your Pink Floyd?

That's why I'm getting everything on CD. Apple can't yank those.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (eMKNe)

125 81
I use Oxford commas!

*Fight!*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (Ckg4U)

No need. You can have them all.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

126 So we've got no childcare for the boy prince. We were on waiting lists and no dice, shit sucks.


Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay Woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding memeber/too sweet at April 18, 2018 10:30 PM (IYHxL)

127 Awful dusty in here.

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 10:30 PM (a3OL0)

128 Hey infidel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:30 PM (eMKNe)

129 4/20. Hitler's birthday. Celebrated by hippies across the country.

Posted by: t-bird at April 18, 2018 10:30 PM (ZpfqO)

130 Slap: no Oxford commas, please.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

131 >> Let's see your list.

Unfortunately I was just informed the management frowns upon posting direct links to such...lists.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:30 PM (8O3HH)

132 I like the canoe picture. The one in the front has good wood colors, but they're both fiberglass or composite canoes. Real canoes are wood and canvas.

Still, they're in a beautiful northern locale, as the only trees are pine. The water is slack. Maybe it's a stream between two lakes.

You'll want to find tributaries with faster running water to find the native brook trout.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 10:31 PM (fuK7c)

133 publius, no prob, I found a link to your wish list.

......oh my..............

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:31 PM (eMKNe)

134 >> Happy advance birthday.

Thank you, good sir. :tips hat:

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:31 PM (8O3HH)

135 Hey qdp! How goes it?

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 10:31 PM (a3OL0)

136 Should any of you wish to hear a weekly podcast reflecting on Paul Krugman's weekly column, you could always listen to Tom Woods' and Bob Murphy's

https//ContraKrugman.com

They refer to him as, "Nobel Prize winner, columnist and Destroyer of Nations"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 18, 2018 10:32 PM (2K6fY)

137 Going to go try a rental at the range in the next week or so...thanks.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:27 PM (kufk0)


I didn't answer in the thread 'cause I don't own one, but then I remembered a day or so later that my BiL does and he has one complaint: the takedown, instead of being a little lever on the side of the slide, is some fiddly bit where he has to eject the magazine, lock the slide, and reach in through the ejection port and blind manipulate some little switch.

Now, they might have fixed that in a newer model, or you might field strip it rarely enough that you don't care, but it bugged him in that 'if it weren't for that ONE THING' sort of way. You might want to ask them to show you how to field strip it on the range to make sure you're comfortable with the process.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:32 PM (y87Qq)

138 Former Enron Financial Adviser Paul Krugman

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at April 18, 2018 10:32 PM (yQpMk)

139
Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

So, if you smoked your brains out on ganja in a certain L.A. suburb, would you fall into an Oxnard Coma?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 10:32 PM (efC8N)

140
A new study suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender identity matches their assigned gender at birth.

You need to be more supportive. Or else.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 18, 2018 10:32 PM (AJuEO)

141 The local legal pot stores are all advertising for huge 4/20 special discount pricing. Stuff for 50%, 60% off regular pricing.

In WA state, the grower license is different from the retail license. And retailers must buy only from state licensed growers, and everything is bar coded.


What is actually happening, for those who learned about concepts like supply and demand in school, is that there seems to be too much weed growing and the retail stores are having to drop the prices to move the inventory.

The sales are how the retailers are moving the stale stuff, like 6 months or more old, so they can carry the fresh stuff harvested like a month ago instead.

4/20 will probably be a boon for Uber drivers.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 10:32 PM (UsCnO)

142 Okay... I'll try to lay off the Oxford commas.

I'll reinforce the Boston hyphens, however.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:33 PM (Ckg4U)

143 Calm Mentor, let me guess: your former superior went to work with the brass at Sears... :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:28 PM (eMKNe)

--------

Nah, back then that would still have been a good gig. No idea what happened to this dink, he may have wound up at Radio Shack or Circuit City.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 10:33 PM (vOaza)

144 >> My understanding is that you received your birthday
>> gift early this year.

Your understanding is correct, m'ladyl. In fact, one might say this is the best birthday ever.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:33 PM (8O3HH)

145 Infidel, halfway decent.

After a few weeks of good days, had a bad day yesterday at my job.

My boss is getting saner but still has this habit of assuming anything wrong with anything on the computer, MUST be *my* fault somehow, even though they just gave the heave-ho to an employee who was renowned for doing as little as possible and messing things up.

Yesterday she was telling me about that time "we" exported information from their client website to Excel, right when I first started working there. I had to tell her, I don't know who else was there but I wasn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (eMKNe)

146 qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM

I don't know what happened.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (roQNm)

147 The only real reservations I have about the
lifestyle is air-conditioning and ice-cold beer. I'm kind of a stickler
for those two. I don't want to be without them. Am I incompatible with
Amishism?


Posted by: irright
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You are not. Electricity is (generally) allowed in work spaces - so, put your AC in the barn or shop.

Beer/alcohol may be allowed by the Bishop of the community. It really is a case by case call. SWIDT? Case by case - beer?

*tap tap tap* Is this thing on?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (9rIkM)

148 142 Okay... I'll try to lay off the Oxford commas.

I'll reinforce the Boston hyphens, however.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:33 PM (Ckg4U)

And no San Francisco colons.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

149 I recognize a Wenowah canoe when I see one. It only weighs 30 lbs less than mine. Very nice.

Also very nice, the two columns holding up that dress.
Posted by: OneEyedJack
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Heh. Mine is a Bluehole, 1974, serial no. 94

It's seen a lot of white water.
https://www.gapaddle.com/blue-hole-canoe/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (Zdm89)

150 AOP, I'd have to fall pretty far to end up in Oxnard. It's like 60 miles northwest I believe... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:35 PM (eMKNe)

151 Hogmartin,
Worse than taking a Kimber 1911 down with the stupid pin thingie? Thanks what my husband is for and why I got a Glock. Dead easy to take down and get back together...can never get the Kimber back together.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:35 PM (kufk0)

152 I'll reinforce the Boston hyphens, however.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:33 PM (Ckg4U)


It's a rebuilding year.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:35 PM (y87Qq)

153 Publius--I'm so happy for both you and your birthday gift!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

154 Everyone knew
as time went by
we'd get a little bit older
and a little bit slower

Number niiinnnee

Posted by: mindful webworker - I yamz Teh Walrus at April 18, 2018 10:36 PM (3tLP6)

155 Listening to "Sheep." Pink Floyd. Animals has always been my favorite Pink Floyd album.

Seeing where this world is going, seeing the predatory nature of far too many humans, I struggle to maintain a positive attitude.

I once thought most people meant well.

I sometimes think people do not mean me any harm.

I pray people do not mean to harm me.

I fear that I will soon be a target.

I need to sort shit out. All is not lost. Got me a good family, and three geriatric kittehs, and a dependable truck.

Sorry. Rambling.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 18, 2018 10:36 PM (Mkuv2)

156 "And no San Francisco colons."
-Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:36 PM (Ckg4U)

157 Slappy Birthday, publius!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:37 PM (Ckg4U)

158

They aren't developing depression and mental health conditions because they are "transgender." They are "transgender" because they have mental health problems and they are not being treated for those problems.


They're being the exact opposite of "treated," they're being enabled.

WTF does that? Do we indulge people who hear voices? I don't think so.

So why are these people being treated differently that other mental patients?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 10:38 PM (GdWl+)

159 San Francisco colognes are also to be avoided.
When they say "eau de toilette," they MEAN it. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:38 PM (eMKNe)

160 Oh, there's supposed to be some school walk out thing on Friday too.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:38 PM (kufk0)

161 I need to sort shit out. All is not lost. Got me a good family, and three geriatric kittehs, and a dependable truck.

Sorry. Rambling.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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Gratitude for what we have is a very important element of contentment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:38 PM (cp1if)

162
"And no San Francisco colons."

-Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (NWiLs)



*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:36 PM (Ckg4U)

Too many miles on them. Bad investment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 10:38 PM (efC8N)

163 Listening to "Sheep." Pink Floyd. Animals has always been my favorite Pink Floyd album.


Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 18, 2018 10:36 PM


It's a good album, that one.

Posted by: otho at April 18, 2018 10:39 PM (7xR2D)

164 125 81
I use Oxford commas!

*Fight!*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (Ckg4U)

No need. You can have them all.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (NWiLs)


I don't need no stinking commas

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 10:39 PM (3Pma+)

165 Gnubreed
My late partner Karen had a way with feral cats. She'd live trap them, get them their shots and fixed. When we were negotiating my returning to her life, a very long story, I had to have the approval of the cats. She not only tamed them, they would do almost anything for her. They were all ages a couple quite elderly. She never allowed them out of the house though. I think it helps if there are multiple cats and that they understand that you are the alpha. She had nine when I moved in. Eight were ferals. At least three would've killed for her.

Posted by: Winston at April 18, 2018 10:39 PM (wgCUV)

166 Her knees look....somewhat irritated. Maybe due to some sort of chafing.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 18, 2018 10:39 PM (c1VpD)

167 ha. I just saw an ad for the Amy Schumer movie "I Look Chubby"

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (KxbBq)

168 155 Listening to "Sheep."


They are lying.

Posted by: Muhammed at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (dw7D4)

169 Oxford commas are pretentious, redundant, and unnecessary.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (eMKNe)

170 Worse than taking a Kimber 1911 down with the stupid pin thingie?
Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:35 PM (kufk0)


I really don't know, I don't own one. I'm also seeing some videos where it has a 90° lever like a real live grown-up gun, so maybe they revised it in a new model. He just showed me the takedown on his a few years ago and it looked kinda frustrating compared to my PPS M2 which is the Glock-style two pull-down sliders on the sides.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (y87Qq)

171 Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among youth who are transgender and gender non-conforming...

Plainly, we need more counseling to assure these people that they are healthy and normal, and more laws to help normalize them and penalize those who perpetuate the social prejudice against whoever it was I was talking about today. Forward!

Posted by: alternate universe mindful webworker in Spock goatee at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (3tLP6)

172 Happy birthday, Publius!

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (xGMkv)

173 I don't need no stinking commas
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 10:39 PM (3Pma+)


MisHum-- you're the boss here. You don't like commas? I'll just write shorter sentences!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

174 I am almost finished with a DIY project that was, ahem, inspired by my wife.

I realized that I was solving a serious first world problem.

Turns out that I have a room in my house just for laundry. And apparently, that room was not nice enough for the laundry.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2018 10:41 PM (jHrzU)

175 Well, I had to go and brush and scrape a few more inches of global warming off my car tonight. On April 18.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 10:41 PM (H80UQ)

176 155 Listening to "Sheep." Pink Floyd. Animals has always been my favorite Pink Floyd album.

Seeing where this world is going, seeing the predatory nature of far too many humans, I struggle to maintain a positive attitude.

I once thought most people meant well.

I sometimes think people do not mean me any harm.

I pray people do not mean to harm me.

I fear that I will soon be a target.

I need to sort shit out. All is not lost. Got me a good family, and three geriatric kittehs, and a dependable truck.

Sorry. Rambling.
Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at April 18, 2018 10:36 PM (Mkuv2)


So.... you didn't wait for the 4/20 sales? Paid retail price, huh?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 10:41 PM (UsCnO)

177 Hi LadyL!

(Stepped away for a bit)

Posted by: ibguy at April 18, 2018 10:41 PM (vUcdz)

178 Oxford commas are pretentious, redundant, and unnecessary.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (eMKNe)

Well played!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

179 Pffft, commas.


Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 10:42 PM (H80UQ)

180 Ciao, y'all!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:42 PM (kufk0)

181 "You cannot 'rescue' a feral cat. They must be socialized young to accept humans. "

Mrs VIA befriended two little kittens who were part of feral colony in the field behind our house in Italy.

14 years later the last of the two is still with us.
Has lived in our homes the entire time.
Will sit for hours next to Mrs VIA on the couch.

Has sometimes even slept in our bed.

BUT...to this day we are unable to put hands on both sides of her and pick her up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 18, 2018 10:42 PM (6t8+a)

182 Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:35 PM (kufk0)

Did Kimber fvck up the ease of stripping a 1911?

Because it's pretty damned easy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2018 10:43 PM (wYseH)

183 Hi LadyL!

(Stepped away for a bit)
Posted by: ibguy at April 18,

My dear Ibguy! You've been on my mind. Stay strong.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

184 my feral cat is coming around. I love her, but she will still bite.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 10:43 PM (xGMkv)

185 How come Eric Holder didn't make the list. That guy is bad news since the Clinton Admin. Remember Marc Rich?

Posted by: Sweet Andy Licious at April 18, 2018 10:43 PM (Mo5Uy)

186 Kristina Olson, a researcher at the University of Washington, received the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's "highest honor for a young scientist or engineer," for her work studying the gender identities of toddlers.

For this worthless shit? Fuck the NSF. Nuke 'em from orbit. This is a gross insult to everyone who did no-shit research, ever.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2018 10:43 PM (MDlMP)

187 I know the family that operates the 'Neuter Scooter'. They offer cost-effective Neuter/Spay/shots for kittehs and a very deep discount for ferals.

Trapping is certainly an option to a bullet.

Even our local shelter is no-kill. They host Vet-Tech students to come in and Neuter/Spay.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at April 18, 2018 10:44 PM (dw7D4)

188 You cannot 'rescue' a feral cat. They must be socialized young to accept humans.

I'm willing to listen to arguments from the other side.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (0ogQG)

Depends on how you define feral. If by that you mean a fully adult cat that's managed to survive on its own, perhaps you're right.
We got ours farm-fresh, as a starving male kitten 6 months old, and he's taken to being indoor cat with outside privileges rather well.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 18, 2018 10:44 PM (z79tQ)

189 Study co-author Tracy A. Becerra-Culqui, Ph.D., and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Pediatrics.

Kristina Olson, a researcher at the University of Washington, received the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's "highest honor for a young scientist or engineer," for her work studying the gender identities of toddlers.


I'm seeing a pattern here. No chicks recognized for their work in physics or chemistry? Quelle surprise.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2018 10:45 PM (MDlMP)

190 Even our local shelter is no-kill. They host Vet-Tech students to come in and Neuter/Spay.
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at April 18, 2018 10:44 PM (dw7D4)


Good for them! It breaks my heart to see all the vet-tech students without homes.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:45 PM (y87Qq)

191 Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

You can use them if you want, I guess

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 10:45 PM (3Pma+)

192

You cannot 'rescue' a feral cat. They must be socialized young to accept humans.


We were out rabbit hunting when I was a real live Boy and we ran across a wild housecat in a barn. That damned thing nearly killed Rebel, our hunting dog.

We finally killed it and it looked like the product of a lynx and Morris the Cat. Thing weighed about 25 pounds. Nobody could hold it out at arm's length.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 10:46 PM (GdWl+)

193 179 Pffft, commas.


Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 10:42 PM (H80UQ)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE YOU USED A COMMA IN YOUR SENTENCE CRITICIZING COMMAS.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 18, 2018 10:46 PM (J7NdS)

194 yes, I should qualify my statement about my kitteh.

she was born on a farm where children seek out the mews they hear, and hold tiny kittens.

so my cat was held, and caught and held, until one day, I picked her up and brought her home.

so she's really part-feral.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 10:46 PM (xGMkv)

195 122 -
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40
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The more I experience the "modern world" the more I think the Amish have it right.





Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 10:10 PM

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The only real reservations I have about the lifestyle is air-conditioning and ice-cold beer. I'm kind of a stickler for those two. I don't want to be without them. Am I incompatible with Amishism?


Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (RVcmP)

Block ice, maybe.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at April 18, 2018 10:46 PM (1FhAQ)

196
Oh, there's supposed to be some school walk out thing on Friday too.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 18, 2018 10:38 PM


I thought Hoggg was calling for everybody everywhere to walk out on Friday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 10:46 PM (IqV8l)

197 Gonna be fun to order something at Starbucks the next couple weeks.

"Hi, I'd like my coffee extra bla-- uh I mean extra dar-- ah screw it, I'll just go to Coffee Bean."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:47 PM (eMKNe)

198 entitled (try not to laugh) "The Democrats Are the Party of Fiscal Responsibility."

-
The Rethugs will fvck you up the ass. The Donks will fvck you up the ass without lube.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 10:47 PM (+y/Ru)

199 185 How come Eric Holder didn't make the list. That guy is bad news since the Clinton Admin. Remember Marc Rich?
Posted by: Sweet Andy Licious at April 18, 2018 10:43 PM (Mo5Uy)

He gets his own special following if he continues to fake like a presidential candidate.

He was in New Hampshire yesterday or some such thing.

"So, candidate Holder, was it under 2,000 guns or over 2,000 guns you and your scheming traitors ran into Mexico when you were Attorney General for Barky?"

I learned that by asking a specific question cuts out a lot of wasted time.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 10:47 PM (UsCnO)

200 @121 You cannot 'rescue' a feral cat. They must be socialized young to accept humans.

I'm willing to listen to arguments from the other side.
------------------

I've heard stories about apparent adult ferals "socializing" themselves. But the stories aren't exactly common. And you CANNOT force the cat to do so. It has to make the decision on its own.

By and large, it isn't going to happen.

Posted by: junior at April 18, 2018 10:48 PM (Pnsyl)

201 Turns out that I have a room in my house just for laundry. And apparently, that room was not nice enough for the laundry. "

been there, done that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 18, 2018 10:48 PM (V2Yro)

202 Happy Birthday, Publius!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2018 10:48 PM (QzJWU)

203 You can use them if you want, I guess


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 10:45 PM (3Pma+)

Thanks, boss!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

204 >>>Animals has always been my favorite Pink Floyd album.


Well, if there's anything this site is about it's wondering which of the buggers to blame.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 10:48 PM (/qEW2)

205 166 Her knees look....somewhat irritated. Maybe due to some sort of chafing.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 18, 2018 10:39 PM (c1VpD)

I volunteer to give her a soothing knee massage. Among other things.

And with that utterly predictable comment I head off to bed. Not feeling any better but I have to go to work anyway. Such is life. Sleep well, my friends.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at April 18, 2018 10:49 PM (1FhAQ)

206 The only real reservations I have about the lifestyle is air-conditioning and ice-cold beer. I'm kind of a stickler for those two. I don't want to be without them. Am I incompatible with Amishism?


Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (RVcmP)

---------

Become Mennonite. Amish light, and you can play with all the cool, modern stuff.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 10:49 PM (vOaza)

207 Walk this way
Talm this way

Posted by: Camera Hogg at April 18, 2018 10:49 PM (+y/Ru)

208 By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet's impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine's." -Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, 1998, via Zero Hedge
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1996 I was doing an IT reengineering gig at Gannett/USAToday. I asked the management forum how they were preparing their business processes for the internet. To a person they stated the internet would have no significant impact on their business. As one put it "no one will take a laptop into the can to read the sports section".

Posted by: BluesFish at April 18, 2018 10:49 PM (5iPef)

209 It's a matter of time and patience to bring a feral cat in. They can be warm and loving kittehs. It was heartbreaking for me when I came home without Karen. They kept looking at me and looking out the windows. They gathered around me on the sofa as I sobbed.

Posted by: Winston at April 18, 2018 10:50 PM (wgCUV)

210 It's kinda sad when you're pwned by BEN ROETHLISBERGER.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 10:50 PM (H80UQ)

211 The Rethugs will fvck you up the ass. The Donks will fvck you up the ass without lube.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at A


Would lube really make any difference?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

212 Become Mennonite. Amish light, and you can play with all the cool, modern stuff.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 10:49 PM (vOaza)


Not a Cenobite though. Sounds the same, right? WELP, turns out it's a whole different thing. You don't make that mistake twice.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:50 PM (y87Qq)

213 Here where I am (near Lancaster PA) the Amish hold like a country fair in a nearby farmer's field.

Amish come from hundreds of miles and they do all the country fair type stuff only with Amish things and some games and it is a HUGE turnout for about a week. They come in trailers and RV's (some of them) Some stay with locals (the horse ones) and the entire highway is clogged with them.

When the big one hits I know I'm looking for an Amish farm asap.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 18, 2018 10:50 PM (z96ye)

214
"The Democrats Are the Party of Fiscal Responsibility."

True, they want to spend like crazy but they also want to tax like crazy to pay for it!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 10:51 PM (IqV8l)

215 211 The Rethugs will fvck you up the ass. The Donks will fvck you up the ass without lube.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at A


Would lube really make any difference?


YES!

Posted by: Shep Smith at April 18, 2018 10:51 PM (UsCnO)

216 You know whose birthday 4/20 is? Seriously.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 18, 2018 10:51 PM (V2Yro)

217 Sorry to hear that qdp. Work is the only thing in my life that is going well. Had to do a very weird filing in water court today, we will see if they accept it tomorrow. Oh, the other thing good, I found what sounds like something dad might eat, he's picky, to put in the crockpot Sat. while "dad and I" purge and organize his files, I review his insurance policies and try to locate a missing title to a vehcle.

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 10:51 PM (a3OL0)

218 Night joncelli.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:52 PM (d4iVA)

219 Sharks going for the sweep. ...on the Golf network.

Posted by: t-bird at April 18, 2018 10:52 PM (QxXRY)

220 Pug Mahon. Pardon me. I've been meaning to ask. What year did you graduate from CHS? My brothers and I graduated there in 1969, 1971, and 1974 respectively. I thought maybe you might have crossed paths with either me or one of my brothers.

Posted by: CyberCipher at April 18, 2018 10:52 PM (p6WoB)

221 >> Slappy Birthday, publius!

Thanks, my brother.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:52 PM (8O3HH)

222 The more I experience the "modern world" the more I think the Amish have it right.

Some moron posted some Don Colacho / Davila quotes here earlier.

Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 10:52 PM (6FqZa)

223 My birthday approacheth nigh, next Monday. I'll be 29, of course.



Now, do you want to know what I want for my birthday? I can go into great detail...

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:25 PM (8O3HH)

Are you sure it's Monday? I know what you want, but the shipping takes awhile.It's one of those special sexpots that you're always talking about.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, offering free subjunctives TODAY ONLY at April 18, 2018 10:52 PM (cu8/f)

224 G'Night, joncelli.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 10:53 PM (Ckg4U)

225 So the problem with feral cats seems that they kill birds. What's the big deal? Birds are messy and noisy. I don't see the problem with letting the cats keep them in check.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 10:53 PM (/qEW2)

226 Infidel, thanks. Today was better so that helps.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:53 PM (eMKNe)

227 As an aside, today was National Lineman Day. Some of those guys really earn their pay. I've seen them working when there was ice on the lines.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:53 PM (5OO3x)

228 183 LadyL

Thank you, dear lady.

I'm actually doing okay for now. Surprised myself with that.

Posted by: ibguy at April 18, 2018 10:53 PM (vUcdz)

229 >> Happy birthday, Publius!
Posted by: booknlass

Thank you indeed.

I'll actually be 51, and I really can't believe it. I still think it ought to just be maybe 1998, and not 2018 now.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:54 PM (8O3HH)

230 Kristina Olson, a researcher at the University of Washington, received the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's "highest honor for a young scientist or engineer," for her work studying the gender identities of toddlers.

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Well, look at the bright side. In 20 or 25 years we'll have plenty of items for the ONT about how crazy ass "social" "scientksts" tortured children because of their crazy ass ideology.

Posted by: Camera Hogg at April 18, 2018 10:54 PM (+y/Ru)

231 The Dems say, "hello, we're the Democrats, now bend over so I can dork your squeaker". The Republicans say "hurr durr those libruls gunna dork yer squeaker, muh guns, consurrvative values" and then they get into office and dork your squeaker.

Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 10:54 PM (6FqZa)

232 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Columns.

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It's like she knew that the slit in her dress wasn't wide enough, so she helped us out.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 10:54 PM (pvjTE)

233 225 So the problem with feral cats seems that they kill birds. What's the big deal? Birds are messy and noisy. I don't see the problem with letting the cats keep them in check.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 10:53 PM (/qEW2)

Feral cats mean zero mouse or rat problems. Ever.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 10:55 PM (UsCnO)

234 chuckle. Publius, I can't believe what year it is, either.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 10:55 PM (xGMkv)

235 Woof.

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 18, 2018 10:55 PM (kLBhp)

236 The Republicans say "hurr durr those libruls gunna dork yer squeaker, muh guns, consurrvative values" and then they get into office and dork your squeaker.
Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 10:54 PM (6FqZa)


Aren't you a Republican Party Delegate though? Asking for my squeaker.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 10:55 PM (y87Qq)

237
Hey, Happy Birfday to you, publius.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 10:55 PM (GdWl+)

238 oh I forgot... the Republicans also say "give us money" a lot.

Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 10:55 PM (6FqZa)

239 >>>redirecting visitors to porn web pages with names such as "schoolgirl porn" and "ungrateful huge boobs Indian wife being a slut,"

So Elizabeth Warren has her own porn page? Must be where young leftists like Hogg go to fap off to.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 10:55 PM (/qEW2)

240 she was born on a farm where children seek out the mews they hear, and hold tiny kittens.

so my cat was held, and caught and held, until one day, I picked her up and brought her home.

so she's really part-feral."

we've kept track of different cats over the years - as best I can tell, if they're held a fair amount during the first 6 weeks, they can become pretty tame. But if they're not held in the first 6 weeks, they're going to be wild from then on.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 18, 2018 10:56 PM (V2Yro)

241 LadyL

Thank you, dear lady.

I'm actually doing okay for now. Surprised myself with that.
Posted by: ibguy at April 18, 2018 10:53 PM (vUcdz)


Your love for Joyce is an inspiration.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

242 It's seen a lot of white water.
https://www.gapaddle.com/blue-hole-canoe/
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 10:34 PM (Zdm89)

Just looked it up, very nice. I don't need (still want) a real good canoe because it is a thing the wife and I do and she prefers still water. So, it's lazy rivers and the local lake/swamp, which is rather beautiful in its own way.

But all we need is a rec canoe.
Whatever. It saves me money for bike farkles.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 18, 2018 10:56 PM (z79tQ)

243
I am an idiot. It's Sunday, the 22nd. My only defense is maybe I looked at the calendar wrong. I probably had other things on my mind. I've been distracted a lot lately. Discombobulated.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:56 PM (8O3HH)

244 227 As an aside, today was National Lineman Day. Some of those guys really earn their pay. I've seen them working when there was ice on the lines.

I know, right?

Posted by: Glenn Campbell at April 18, 2018 10:56 PM (UsCnO)

245 As one (USA Today manager) put it "no one will take a laptop into the can to read the sports section".

How was I supposed to predict smartphones in 1996?

Posted by: The guy what said that laptop thing at April 18, 2018 10:57 PM (JGBbg)

246 It's rather funny that the "racist" Starbucks manager in Philly is a SJW. I'm sure she probably had a nervous breakdown hearing the R word applied to her.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 10:57 PM (H80UQ)

247 165 Posted by: Winston

Thank you for that perspective on feral cats.

As the old saying goes, never say never.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2018 10:57 PM (0ogQG)

248 222 The more I experience the "modern world" the more I think the Amish have it right.


Except when it comes time to work on something mechanical or electrical. They are plumb ignorant. Ten years of elementary education is all they get.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at April 18, 2018 10:58 PM (dw7D4)

249 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Columns.

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Corinthians talk like fags and their shit's all retarded.

Posted by: The Ionics at April 18, 2018 10:58 PM (kLBhp)

250 What is Starbucks' favorite song? A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 10:58 PM (+y/Ru)

251 hogmartin: yeah, I've been a delegate twice now. My slate lost in 2016. I'm hoping for better for what I voted for this year.

I really don't like when candidates talk a lot of happytalk to Conservatives. I need substance, not muh guns-'borshun-values. Justin Everett (for instance - the Treasurer guy here) was great when talking about what a hellhole PERA is. He sucked when talking about divisive values stuff that, as Treasurer, he can do nothing about.

Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 10:58 PM (6FqZa)

252 I am an idiot. It's Sunday, the 22nd. My only
defense is maybe I looked at the calendar wrong. I probably had other
things on my mind. I've been distracted a lot lately. Discombobulated.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:56 PM (8O3HH)

Time travel?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, offering free subjunctives TODAY ONLY at April 18, 2018 10:58 PM (cu8/f)

253 Publius, happy birthday to you!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (H80UQ)

254 watching local news, had a story on a really unusual death - probably a darwin award. Guy pulled up to some facility with a load of scrap, got out to open the gate, apparently forgot to set his brake, truck started rolling. Appears he tried to jump back in, slipped, and he ran over himself with his own 18 wheeler.

well at least he'll never do that again.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (V2Yro)

255 Early happy birthday, Publius!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

256 241 LadyL

Thank you (again)

I try not to clog up the ONT with too many BSU's, don't want to be Debbie Downer all the time. She has an amazing support system (which unfortunately doesn't include her immediate family), which helps.

Oops! Just used a comma - Yikes!!!

Posted by: ibguy at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (vUcdz)

257 121 You cannot 'rescue' a feral cat. They must be socialized young to accept humans.

I'm willing to listen to arguments from the other side.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (0ogQG)

A friend in San Francisco 'rescued' a feral cat a few years back and to this day it will attack/pee on anyone who it isn't well aquainted with.

It's possible to 'rescue' a feral cat, but it won't accept will try to kill humans who aren't its owner.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (J7NdS)

258
It's rather funny that the "racist" Starbucks manager in Philly is a SJW. I'm sure she probably had a nervous breakdown hearing the R word applied to her.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher


They called her a "Republican?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (IqV8l)

259 >> but the shipping takes awhile.It's one of those
>> special sexpots that you're always talking about.

Something tells me it'll be worth the wait.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (8O3HH)

260 @245 How was I supposed to predict smartphones in 1996?
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I've got a video game that's set in '80s Japan. One set of tasks has you running around trying to help some guy get his "portable" phone up and functioning.

The owner has to carry it in a backpack.

Posted by: junior at April 18, 2018 11:00 PM (Pnsyl)

261 *fistbump to publius*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:00 PM (Ckg4U)

262 The offer of free subjunctives is no longer valid, btw.

I've been packing up my life, winnowing it down. Making progress.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:00 PM (cu8/f)

263 watching local news, had a story on a really unusual death - probably a darwin award. Guy pulled up to some facility with a load of scrap, got out to open the gate, apparently forgot to set his brake, truck started rolling. Appears he tried to jump back in, slipped, and he ran over himself with his own 18 wheeler.

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Hoisted on his own Peterbilt.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 11:01 PM (+y/Ru)

264 Well, look at the bright side. In 20 or 25 years we'll have plenty of items for the ONT about how crazy ass "social" "scientksts" tortured children because of their crazy ass ideology.
Posted by: Camera Hogg at April 18, 2018 10:54 PM (+y/Ru)


"Social science" isn't. Any of it. It's ALL shit, until established otherwise. Which isn't likely to happen.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2018 11:01 PM (MDlMP)

265 I stopped into the Starbucks kiosk at my local grocery store this morning. They are a, "Licensed" store and are therefore exempt from closing that day. The laughter I got when I asked them who had the discriminated against this morning was great. they also said, that they hadn't decided yet.
Nice kids. They always remember my order and just start fixing it when I walk up.

Posted by: Winston at April 18, 2018 11:01 PM (wgCUV)

266 Something tells me it'll be worth the wait.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (8O3HH)

The best gifts always are.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:02 PM (cu8/f)

267 Guy pulled up to some facility with a load of scrap, got out to open the gate, apparently forgot to set his brake, truck started rolling. Appears he tried to jump back in, slipped, and he ran over himself with his own 18 wheeler.

Things like that can happen when you're hauling a load of Hillary!'s old servers.

Posted by: mikeski at April 18, 2018 11:02 PM (JGBbg)

268 When I was a kid I remember figuring out how old I would be in 2000. That seemed impossibly far away. I don't think I ever thought much past 2000.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 11:02 PM (H80UQ)

269 Legs, hips, hair....

MH has clearly been taking notes from KBdaBear.

Thank God.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:02 PM (xJa6I)

270 My kitten's baby cats will go back out to the farm when they're old enough.

Sad thing is, they're in the food chain out there. Is that offensive? It's the way of things on farms, in my world.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:02 PM (xGMkv)

271 Corinthians talk like fags and their shit's all retarded.
Posted by: The Ionics at April 18, 2018 10:58 PM (kLBhp)

Shut up, slave! Did I give you permission to speak?

Posted by: Romans (sure we copied but we did it better) at April 18, 2018 11:03 PM (z79tQ)

272 I remember going to my Uncle's farm as a kid with my little sister. They had barn cats. I couldn't get anywhere near them but my sister could go right up to them. I guess she was like Elly May Clampett with critters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 11:03 PM (IqV8l)

273 Never Again! On April 20th, I will unveil the Final Solution...

Posted by: David "Camera" Hogg at April 18, 2018 11:03 PM (ZpfqO)

274 Thank you (again)

I try not to clog up the ONT with too many BSU's, don't want to be Debbie Downer all the time. She has an amazing support system (which unfortunately doesn't include her immediate family), which helps.

Oops! Just used a comma - Yikes!!!
Posted by: ibguy at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (vUcdz)


The BSUs are really very uplifting and inspirational. Joyce is an example to us all.

Don't worry about the commas-- we got the go-ahead from MisHum!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:03 PM (TdMsT)

275 Senatus Publiusque Romanus

SPQR, bitchez!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2018 11:03 PM (kLBhp)

276 "When I was a kid I remember figuring out how old I would be in 2000. That seemed impossibly far away. I don't think I ever thought much past 2000."
-Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 11:02 PM (H80UQ)

I did the same thing. Thank God I got my shit together after I turned thirty-five.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:04 PM (Ckg4U)

277
The last batch of cats I've had for the past 10 years or so have been basically feral. Semi. They're all about gone now. The mother was reasonably tame, I think she'd been put out and came up. When I found her, she had a batch of kittens nearly grown and they had another batch before I could get her fixed.

She would not lead me to that second batch of kittens, which she had hidden away in the woods. She would just stop if she knew I was following her. Would not give up the location of her babies.

And then one day, she just brought them up, but they were too old really. One of them is actually reasonably tame, but quite temperamental. A tom from the first batch actually became quite tame, would allow you to pick him up. He didn't really like it, but he'd let you.

However, you do not try to play with them. Nosirree, bobtail. They'll claw you to shreds. They don't learn how to hold back the claws with humans.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 11:04 PM (8O3HH)

278 When I was a kid I remember figuring out how old I
would be in 2000. That seemed impossibly far away. I don't think I ever
thought much past 2000.


Posted by: DonnaV sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at April 18, 2018 11:02 PM (H80UQ)

Me too - I thought I'd be old. LOL! Who knew I'd be 29?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:05 PM (cu8/f)

279 Hope you're having a good birthday, Publius!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:05 PM (xJa6I)

280 The offer of free subjunctives is no longer valid, btw.

I've been packing up my life, winnowing it down. Making progress.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:00 PM (cu8/f)

--------

Congrats! After wife passing, I retired and got rid of anything I had not touched in 6 months. Downsized big time, and retired.

Kids came in and got what they wanted.

It felt......great!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 11:05 PM (vOaza)

281 I did the same thing. Thank God I got my shit together after I turned thirty-five.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:04 PM (Ckg


You done good, kid.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

282 The offer of free subjunctives is no longer valid, btw.
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Hold it. I thought we decide that 'subjunctive' is a mood. If I can't be moody, then I'm going to have to find another blog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 11:05 PM (5OO3x)

283 If you want to talk, ibguy? I'm always here.

You have my email. I'll send you my number.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:06 PM (Ckg4U)

284 there's a rally on the 21st in Boulder to support gun rights. I think I'll go even though it won't stop the council's bad decision. it will be an opportunity to meet people and maybe get a team together, especially among those who live in the suburbs.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa)

285 263 watching local news, had a story on a really unusual death - probably a darwin award. Guy pulled up to some facility with a load of scrap, got out to open the gate, apparently forgot to set his brake, truck started rolling. Appears he tried to jump back in, slipped, and he ran over himself with his own 18 wheeler.


A few years back a couple guys were running a wood chipper in the next town over. One took a break for lunch. When he returned the chipper was still running and his buddy was 'gone'.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at April 18, 2018 11:06 PM (dw7D4)

286 >> Hope you're having a good birthday, Publius!

It's Sunday, but I'm already having a good 'un. I expect this will be a birthday I remember for the rest of my days.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 11:06 PM (8O3HH)

287 "You done good, kid."
-Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:06 PM (Ckg4U)

288 Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

You're welcome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:07 PM (3Pma+)

289 All hail Publius!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2018 11:07 PM (kLBhp)

290 Miley!!!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

291 I didn't get three exclamation points.

*kicks dog*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:08 PM (Ckg4U)

292 boulder t'hobo, I started reading Peterson today. all the local copies are out of the libraries. all 30 some!

So I went on Amazon and started "previewing" it. guess I'll wait until the furor calms down.


sounds pretty cool, your plan to attend the gun rights rally and build a team IRL.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:09 PM (xGMkv)

293 ...maybe that's the reason I didn't get three exclamation points.

*soothes dog*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:09 PM (Ckg4U)

294 >>Hold it. I thought we decide that 'subjunctive' is a mood. If I can't be moody, then I'm going to have to find another blog.

Mike, go ahead and be moody just not prepositional

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:09 PM (3Pma+)

295 >> All hail Publius!

Just call me Augustus.

Posted by: publius, of Augusta, foretold by Signs and Omens at April 18, 2018 11:09 PM (8O3HH)

296 291 I didn't get three exclamation points.

*kicks dog*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:08 PM (Ckg4U)

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I will see your three exclamation points and raise you two ampersands.

!!!&&

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2018 11:09 PM (kLBhp)

297 I think I'll go even though it won't stop the council's bad decision.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa)


What's on their agenda?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:10 PM (y87Qq)

298 Listening to 'Mere Christianity' on Youtube.

Good background listening.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:10 PM (xJa6I)

299 Picture looks a lot like where I vacationed every summer, from age 5 until 45, in NE Ontario. Lovely memories.

Posted by: geoffb at April 18, 2018 11:10 PM (zOpu5)

300 I think there is more than one definition of a "feral cat". I grew up on a farm and most outdoor cats I've been around were pretty standoffish. An actual feral cat, however, I'd no more try to "rescue" than I would the blades from the bottom of a running blender.



Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 11:10 PM (RVcmP)

301 "I will see your three exclamation points and raise you two ampersands.
!!!&&
"
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2018 11:09 PM (kLBhp)

*!!!&& All In*

*Three Jokers, a seven of hearts and a two of clubs*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:12 PM (Ckg4U)

302 more than one definition of a "feral cat".

-
Brian Setzer

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 11:12 PM (+y/Ru)

303 April 19, 1987, Aretha Franklin and George Michael started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Knew You Were Waiting'

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Oh my. What an utterly awful song. I hope I can keep its name in my mind so I can avoid ever listening to it again.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:12 PM (pvjTE)

304 When he returned the chipper was still running and his buddy was 'gone'."

Yikes! Now you reminded me of an old family story, happened before I was born, when a good part of the family was still working farms in the midwest. Old Uncle John was running a big corn harvester through the fields by himself, apparently a bunch of debris got caught in the scoop up front, so he stopped it and went up front to clear the intake - but he didn't turn it off.

Old Uncle John got shucked.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 18, 2018 11:12 PM (V2Yro)

305 Oops! Just used a comma - Yikes!!!
Posted by: ibguy at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM

Lutheran Cob gives Catholic dispensation to one of my favorite Joos

Gald you're not like that anti-Semite, Semite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:12 PM (3Pma+)

306 299 Picture looks a lot like where I vacationed every summer, from age 5 until 45, in NE Ontario. Lovely memories.
Posted by: geoffb at April 18, 2018 11:10 PM (zOpu5)

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It must have been hard reintroducing yourself to society.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2018 11:13 PM (kLBhp)

307 Wait, the girl who blew through $220,000 inheritance in one year, was that Australian dollars? 'cause then it's only about US$170,000.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:13 PM (y87Qq)

308 Congrats! After wife passing, I retired and got rid of anything I had not touched in 6 months. Downsized big time, and retired.



Kids came in and got what they wanted.



It felt......great!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 11:05 PM (vOaza)

My downsizing has taken place in two waves. This one is "fairly" thorough. The next one will be even more stringent. I've left literally 4 or 5 households behind in my lifetime.

One thing I've learned in my life - more stuff always comes.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:14 PM (cu8/f)

309 Winston,
Sorry for your loss. My husband's dogs never really got over his death. Both were gone within six months. I scattered their ashes off the High Bridge, where I'd scattered Jeffrey's ashes. I still have the dog that was the last pup we got together.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:14 PM (Lqy/e)

310 One thing I've learned in my life - more stuff always comes.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:14 PM (cu8/f)


Does it ever!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:15 PM (TdMsT)

311 A friend in San Francisco 'rescued' a feral cat a few years back and to this day it will attack/pee on anyone who it isn't well aquainted with.

It's possible to 'rescue' a feral cat, but it won't accept will try to kill humans who aren't its owner.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (J7NdS)

++++

It pees on you if you pick it up, or it squirts you from afar?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:15 PM (pvjTE)

312 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:12 PM (pvjTE)

Note to self don't play that song again or A.Y.M might just give up his cardboard subscription

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:16 PM (3Pma+)

313 After the revolution, everyone will have the same number of commas.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 11:16 PM (+y/Ru)

314 entitled (try not to laugh) "The Democrats Are the Party of Fiscal Responsibility."


In fairness, something like $14T of our $20T debt is from Republican Congresses.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 11:16 PM (yQpMk)

315 Wait, the girl who blew through $220,000 inheritance in one year, was that Australian dollars? 'cause then it's only about US$170,000.
Posted by: hogmartin
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Oh. Well, crikey, anyone could do that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 11:16 PM (5OO3x)

316 I'm willing to listen to arguments from the other side.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2018 10:29 PM (0ogQG)


Trust me on this. Socializing them early doesn't really tame them either. I have a couple of feral kittens that I've had for about 9 years.

They love me, they like me, they purr . . . and then they look at me with that wide eyed, flat-eared, horrified look that says, "MONKEY!!!!"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 18, 2018 11:16 PM (2K6fY)

317 Mark, thank you for the idea.

I found plenty of audio jordan Peterson to listen to on yewtoob!

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:17 PM (xGMkv)

318 After the revolution, everyone will have the same number of commas.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
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There's no need for more than one kind of comma.

Posted by: Comrade Bernie at April 18, 2018 11:18 PM (5OO3x)

319 311 A friend in San Francisco 'rescued' a feral cat a few years back and to this day it will attack/pee on anyone who it isn't well aquainted with.

It's possible to 'rescue' a feral cat, but it won't accept will try to kill humans who aren't its owner.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 18, 2018 10:59 PM (J7NdS)

++++

It pees on you if you pick it up, or it squirts you from afar?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:15 PM (pvjTE)

It will pee on you while you're sleeping.

Also will pee on anything you've slept on.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 18, 2018 11:18 PM (J7NdS)

320 I found plenty of audio jordan Peterson to listen to on yewtoob!
Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:17 PM (xGMkv)


I love Jordan Peterson!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:19 PM (TdMsT)

321 317 Mark, thank you for the idea.

I found plenty of audio jordan Peterson to listen to on yewtoob!
Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:17 PM (xGMkv)


Peterson is also good!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (xJa6I)

322 80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

===

I will have to get home early, or I may not be able to get home. We live a block from Golden Gate Park, and for some reason every stoner in the greater Bay area wants to spark up there instead of Oakland, where they belong.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (EZebt)

323 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:16 PM (3Pma+)

++++

Fortunately, I was able to undo much of the damage by listening to the Pink Floyd clip.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (pvjTE)

324 One thing I've learned in my life - more stuff always comes.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess
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Hammer's Law: The clutter will expand to fill all available space.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (Zdm89)

325 My downsizing has taken place in two waves. This one is "fairly" thorough. The next one will be even more stringent. I've left literally 4 or 5 households behind in my lifetime.

One thing I've learned in my life - more stuff always comes.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:14 PM (cu8/f)

------

Mine was 2 dump trucks worth of stuff initially, hauled out by pros. Then, a good sized dumpster I filled by myself. On purpose.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (vOaza)

326 The kittehs are all gone now. I don't have the heart to try again. I like dogs but just don't have the energy. Of course, I'm the same way about women as well. No big loss to the world.

Posted by: Winston at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (wgCUV)

327 Boulder city's agenda is to ban 'assault weapons, bump stocks and high capacity magazines'. Which they may not even be allowed to do by CO law.

The counter-rally will be 1 PM Saturday. The rules are: no candidate or political-party signs, just signs supporting the Second Amendment - and flags. There's no permit so it will be held at the corner of 13th St and Canyon.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (6FqZa)

328 >>>It will pee on you while you're sleeping.

Once. And never again

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (3Pma+)

329 Reading the toy thread, and only halfway through, but I wish I could see pics of each one of you as children, playing with those toys.

Appropo of nothing, after 3 days of oatmeal, which I dislike, I finally got my ass to the grocery store and ate some really good food tonight. I feel sooo much better. Wish I didn't hate grocery shopping. It is so stupid of me.

Back to the toy thread!

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (F0aU4)

330 LadyL, and Miley,

the two youngest booknkids have each decided to move in with their beloveds, and are furnishing apartments/houses, so I was happy to hear from the daughter (who I wondered whether we'd ever be able to talk together normally again) asked if I had anything she can use.

what fun! I'll buy thrift store things for her for that feeling of normalcy

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:21 PM (xGMkv)

331 It will pee on you while you're sleeping.

Also will pee on anything you've slept on.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 18, 2018 11:18 PM (J7NdS)

++++

That would do it. I tend to avoid visiting homes where the pets piss on me as I sleep.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:22 PM (pvjTE)

332
It will pee on you while you're sleeping.

It will pee on you while you're awake.
It will pee on you if you've been bad or good.
So be good, for goodness sake.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 11:22 PM (IqV8l)

333 >> It will pee on you while you're sleeping.

$50.

Posted by: Betski Wetski, Russian Whore at April 18, 2018 11:22 PM (8O3HH)

334 German Santa?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (6FqZa)

335 Peterson is also good!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (xJa6I)


I love 'em. Finest briars, hand-carved in Dublin since 1865.

A little spendy though.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (y87Qq)

336 Has anyone heard from Peaches lately?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (Zdm89)

337 Booknlass-- It sure seems like thing are looking up for you! So nice to hear!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (TdMsT)

338 80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

I am.

Posted by: David Hogg, planning a "walkout" at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (J7NdS)

339 336 Has anyone heard from Peaches lately?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 20


No. What has become of her?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

340 Has anyone heard from Peaches lately?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (Zdm89)


Sunday, yes. Check the food thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:25 PM (y87Qq)

341 Sunday, yes. Check the food thread.
Posted by: hogmartin
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Okay, good. Just had not seen her about lately.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 11:26 PM (5OO3x)

342 313 After the revolution, everyone will have the same number of commas.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 11:16 PM (+y/Ru)

But each citizen will only get half of one. (So, a colon?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 11:26 PM (d4iVA)

343 Ladyl!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:27 PM (cu8/f)

344 166 Her knees look....somewhat irritated. Maybe due to some sort of chafing.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword


So, I wasn't the only one to notice that she had probably just been praying?

Posted by: mindful webworker in Dr Strange's cloak of levity at April 18, 2018 11:27 PM (3tLP6)

345 My old cat did that last week. This is a cat that never has an accident but his back legs have gotten weak. Was supposed to take him to the vets Monday but the truck died. He's been fine since that one night. He's gotten good about pulling himself up on the bed with his front legs and just sort of launches himself off. I've put some step stools by the bed to help. Of all the many cats I've owned, Jack is the best. Will be hard to lose him but he's 15.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:28 PM (Lqy/e)

346 LadyL, and Miley,



the two youngest booknkids have each decided to move in with their
beloveds, and are furnishing apartments/houses, so I was happy to hear
from the daughter (who I wondered whether we'd ever be able to talk
together normally again) asked if I had anything she can use.



what fun! I'll buy thrift store things for her for that feeling of normalcy

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:21 PM (xGMkv)

booknlass, if only they were here! I've given almost everything away!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:28 PM (cu8/f)

347 345 My old cat did that last week. This is a cat that never has an accident but his back legs have gotten weak. Was supposed to take him to the vets Monday but the truck died. He's been fine since that one night. He's gotten good about pulling himself up on the bed with his front legs and just sort of launches himself off. I've put some step stools by the bed to help. Of all the many cats I've owned, Jack is the best. Will be hard to lose him but he's 15.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:28 PM (Lqy/e)

Sorry to hear that.

It's hard to lose pets you love.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:29 PM (xJa6I)

348 Dang, I missed that 80s song of Franklin & George Michael. No real memory of it. Arethra looks soooo thin there, compared to now.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 11:30 PM (F0aU4)

349 Peaches said she's been fine. She's still adjusting to Indiana but decided that she's the one that needs to change to fit in. And she's ready for spring.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:30 PM (Lqy/e)

350 thank you, LadyL, for the kindness.

my family is gathering our strength for the next challenge. found out my mom has pancreatic cancer today.

but she's set the tone, one day at a time, focussed on her Lord

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:30 PM (xGMkv)

351 335 Peterson is also good!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:20 PM (xJa6I)

I love 'em. Finest briars, hand-carved in Dublin since 1865.

A little spendy though.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (y87Qq)

LOL

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 11:31 PM (xJa6I)

352 Peaches said she's been fine. She's still adjusting to Indiana but decided that she's the one that needs to change to fit in. And she's ready for spring.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April




peaches isn't the problem.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 11:31 PM (MTjB1)

353
Well, I see Melania's birthday is the 26th.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 11:32 PM (8O3HH)

354 For the Boulder rally, you should take a military-grade semi-colon, with the shoulder thing whut goes up.

And high capacity magazine clips that hold thirty Oxford Commas, each.

....really, it's not any sillier than the anti-gun arguments, and serves (if only a tiny bit) to illustrate their idiocy.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2018 11:32 PM (QzJWU)

355
but she's set the tone, one day at a time, focussed on her Lord
Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:30 PM (xGMkv)


Booknlass--I'm so terribly sorry. What very hard news. I will lift you and your mom up in prayer tonight.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:32 PM (TdMsT)

356 Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:28 PM (Lqy/e)


So sorry. Losing a pet is like losing a close friend. 15 years is a long time relationship.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 11:33 PM (F0aU4)

357 Yeah but she was freaked about about how they license contractors in IN. I guess they don't. She's unlikely to be able to change that. And she did want to get away from California. No point in bringing that attitude with you.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:33 PM (Lqy/e)

358 Of all the many cats I've owned, Jack is the best. Will be hard to lose him but he's 15.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:28 PM (Lqy/e)


Vanya's about there too. He was a rescue so nobody really knows exactly how old he is, but the vet estimated 4 years old when I got him in 2006. In the last year he's started eating sitting down with his legs splayed straight out in front of him like a little kid because I guess bending his knees hurts too much to do the cat squat.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:33 PM (y87Qq)

359 Well, I am going to get an early one. Been a long day. My cataract surgery went well, and I am seeing quite well through that eye. But rest is indicated.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 11:33 PM (efC8N)

360
You may only need one type of comma, but you do need all sorts of brackets:

(), [], {}, , and probably some more.

Posted by: publius, the Persistently Priapic Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 11:33 PM (8O3HH)

361 I really have to get some sleep tonight.

'Nite all...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 18, 2018 11:34 PM (TdMsT)

362 I had a military-grade colon a couple nights ago after a chick-pea curry. Definitely good to be standing outside in a case like that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

363 Booknlass - oh man, I am sorry.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

364 So sorry, booknlass. Prayers for your mom, and prayers for strength to you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2018 11:35 PM (kLBhp)

365 Night Ladyl.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 11:35 PM (d4iVA)

366 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 11:35 PM (d4iVA)

367 thank you again, LadyL. all prayer will help us.




Insomniac, you here? This talk I'm listening to by Peterson will help you:

it's entitled Jordan Peterson - One Of The Most Eye
Opening Speeches | Depression & Success

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:35 PM (xGMkv)

368
I had a military-grade colon a couple nights ago after a chick-pea
curry. Definitely good to be standing outside in a case like that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

He was a wild colon-ial boy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 11:35 PM (efC8N)

369 It will pee on you while you're sleeping.

Also will pee on anything you've slept on.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 18, 2018 11:18 PM (J7NdS)


You guys are really talking me out of my antipathy to cats.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2018 11:36 PM (MDlMP)

370 G'Night AOP and Ladyl.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:36 PM (Ckg4U)

371 Regarding Peaches after living in LaLa land for years, Indiana is a shock to the system. Good shock but shock

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:37 PM (3Pma+)

372 Prayer for you Booknlass.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 18, 2018 11:38 PM (nBr1j)

373 thank you, Cicero, and Boulder. it's the latest development in the family's story. I just pray her pain is minimal.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:38 PM (xGMkv)

374 Nite all.
Good to talk to you Slsp.

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2018 11:38 PM (yJ1e6)

375 wait, is that peaches in the pic with the columns?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 11:38 PM (MTjB1)

376 thank you Teem.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:38 PM (xGMkv)

377 80 Anyone here getting ready for 4/20?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 10:21 PM (eMKNe)

I am.
Posted by: David Hogg, planning a "walkout" at April 18, 2018 11:23 PM (J7NdS)

Why did I think 4/20 had something to do with pot? But now it is walk out day for the country/world about something ludicrous? I have lost track of all these "special" days and marches.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 11:39 PM (F0aU4)

378 I expect culture shock when we get out of here. You learn to be careful what you say, until you get a feel for the person you are talking to.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 18, 2018 11:39 PM (Lqy/e)

379 Yeah but she was freaked about about how they license contractors in IN. I guess they don't. She's unlikely to be able to change that. And she did want to get away from California. No point in bringing that attitude with you.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April




not sure. my experience has been that when you leave the big city and wander out in into the hinterlands it is important to set out with the right attitude.

more or less this


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

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 11:41 PM (MTjB1)

380 Hey, MisHum! How did you get my picture?

Posted by: LadyTheo at April 18, 2018 11:41 PM (K8vEP)

381 good night and rest your eyes, AOP

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:41 PM (xGMkv)

382 "A new study suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender identity matches their assigned gender at birth."

Another new study performed by screaming banshees on the left and founded entirely on feelings because actual facts are racist will soon prove that all that sadness in the freak department is actually your fault, you uptight shortsighted narrow minded hypocrite, because you are so mean to these innocent freakazoids.

Posted by: Weso Phuct at April 18, 2018 11:42 PM (kMaaS)

383 380 Hey, MisHum! How did you get my picture?

I have my ways to obtain photos of beautiful women. But I can't divulge......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:44 PM (3Pma+)

384 @ Bookinlass. Prayers out for your Mom, you and your entire family.

Familyin' is tough, often as not. But I'm glad to hear that your daughter is softening her heart, of late.

Y'all draw close as fast and strong as possible in the days, months and years to come.

And make memories. Make GOOD memories. They're money in the spiritual bank.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 18, 2018 11:44 PM (QzJWU)

385 so we have any pilots here? how big a deal was landing the plane with the engine trouble the other day? was it anything more than lost an engine?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 11:45 PM (MTjB1)

386 Vanya's about there too. He was a rescue so nobody
really knows exactly how old he is, but the vet estimated 4 years old
when I got him in 2006. In the last year he's started eating sitting
down with his legs splayed straight out in front of him like a little
kid because I guess bending his knees hurts too much to do the cat
squat.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:33 PM (y87Qq)


Hogmartin, if you haven't already, try getting some of those Glucosamine Chondroitin treats for cats.

You may have to try several types that the cat will eat as a treat, but it tends to work better for cats than people.

Cats don't remove it through the kidneys like people do, or so I am told. It is not toxic to them either.

I have a friend with an elderly cat, and it made her tail and joints stop aching, and she started being more active.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 18, 2018 11:45 PM (2K6fY)

387 Hay, night owls. Battling Pixy, Hughesnet and the tablet to check in.

Lovely ONT, MisHum. As always.

Slappy! How are you?

Posted by: creeper at April 18, 2018 11:46 PM (LO5Qy)

388 Comma comma comma comma comma chameleon...
It comes and goes, it comes and goes...
Punctuation's easy if you just remember this scheme...
It goes between...it goes between...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 11:47 PM (lLeln)

389 so the maroney girl is a client of whatshername allred?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 11:48 PM (MTjB1)

390 Just call me Augustus.

Posted by: publius, of Augusta, foretold by Signs and Omens at April 18, 2018 11:09 PM (8O3HH)

Hail Augustus!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 18, 2018 11:48 PM (cu8/f)

391 thank you my dear friend Jim.

good advice. Again, it's remarkable the attitude of my mom. she's been even more lovable than ever. precious.

my brothers and their families and I will take good care of her as we are able.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 11:49 PM (xGMkv)

392 Hey Miley!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:51 PM (eMKNe)

393 The Queen of the Night was born in the neighbor's garage. The kids living there at the time handled the kittens just enough to keep them from going totally feral. When her mother and siblings got caught and shipped off to the Humane Society, she plopped her fuzzy little butt on my front porch and hollered until I took a can of tuna out to her. It took six weeks of feeding her and talking to her before she would let me touch her. I brought her inside, and she became an indoor-outdoor cat. Himself spent the next thirteen years kvetching about feeding and housing a cat that wouldn't let him near her, and none of my kids or grandkids ever saw her. She was a one person cat, and none of them were her person. Me though -- she would demand to be picked up, demand to be played with, sleep on or with me, follow me all around the block, and greet me every evening when I got home. I think there's about a five week window before a kitten becomes too feral to tame -- with occasional exceptions, or course.

My worst bird killer wasn't the least bit feral. He was a big doofus who was so laid back he was damn near comatose. But he was good for one sparrow a day. Unfortunately, he did manage to nail my male downy woodpecker and a female cardinal. He also tangled with a blue jay. I fully expected that jay to return and harass the bejeebers out of that cat, but it didn't. I don't know if the cat mauled the Jay enough that it died or if it simply decided to go somewhere else for its snacks.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at April 18, 2018 11:51 PM (BOdUR)

394 *Auguste. Vocative.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 18, 2018 11:52 PM (6FqZa)

395 so we have any pilots here? how big a deal was landing the plane with the engine trouble the other day? was it anything more than lost an engine?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 11:45 PM (MTjB1)


I know they landed with 5° flaps at something north of 160kt; normal landings are done with 30-40° flaps at about 135 which seems to indicate that they wanted to avoid a stall. Whether that means they were just being careful or they thought it was in danger of stalling, I don't know. I'll see if I can find some more on that.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:52 PM (y87Qq)

396 Nice pic for ONT.

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at April 18, 2018 11:53 PM (GdgAM)

397 Just a quick note before I nod off...

I've been comforting myself with the following mental exercise: The Claude Rains media having to report that Kim Jong Un is giving up his nukes in exchange for a peace treaty. And US and ROK inspectors being on the ground within 72 hours to supervise.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 11:53 PM (cke+b)

398 Why did I think 4/20 had something to do with pot? But now it is walk out day for the country/world about something ludicrous? I have lost track of all these "special" days and marches.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 11:39 PM (F0aU4)

++++

It does. Supposedly started at some high school or another in reference to the time after school that they would get together and blaze up. As the legend spread, someone decided that 4:20 on 4/20 would really be the shit.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:54 PM (pvjTE)

399 Latest CDs added to my library:

Air Supply - Playlist/very best of
Ambrosia - Anthology
Lindsey Buckingham - Law And Order
Bob Dylan - GH1 and Nashville Skyline (thanks rickl)
Bread - Best of
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
Bob Seger - Greatest Hits

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:54 PM (eMKNe)

400 Hogmartin, if you haven't already, try getting some of those Glucosamine Chondroitin treats for cats.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 18, 2018 11:45 PM (2K6fY)


I hadn't thought of anything like that, thanks for the tip. My uncle is a retired vet, I'll see if he knows of a good brand.

'night all, be well.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:54 PM (y87Qq)

401 If you've ever wondered if the ESPN baseball crew gets punchy in a 16 inning game, the answer is "yes."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 11:55 PM (cke+b)

402 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:54 PM (eMKNe)

So you listen to those when you feel like Bill Kristol?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:56 PM (3Pma+)

403 MisHum, gimme a break.

I'd think you'd at least approve of Arlo, Bob and Bob.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:56 PM (eMKNe)

404 Think college students are privileged? Nearly a third are hungry and homeless.

LOL.

They're not, but they certainly should be.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 18, 2018 11:56 PM (f41Sg)

405 395; the leading edge of the wing around the engine was pretty beat to shit. I'm sure that had something to do with that.but, i'm no pilot, so i don't know. either way the pilot did a great job getting that thing on the ground.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (KP5rU)

406 It does. Supposedly started at some high school or
another in reference to the time after school that they would get
together and blaze up. As the legend spread, someone decided that 4:20
on 4/20 would really be the shit.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:54 PM (pvjTE)


Like, May the 4th? Or the big one, July 6th (Jurassic) Park day?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (2K6fY)

407 I'm okay, creeper. Good to see you back on the blog.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (Ckg4U)

408 MisHum, what's the last 5 CDs you've bought?
I'll bet I have at least one of them already.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (eMKNe)

409 Dire Straits - Once Upon A Time In The West (Alchemy Live)

https://youtu.be/5WyE3NE6wYU

It's good for you.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (pvjTE)

410 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:56 PM (eMKNe)

Break given

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 18, 2018 11:58 PM (3Pma+)

411 Question for the Horde: is Dire Straits' last album, "On Every Street," very good?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)

412 Cats can be too damned socialized, as I learned about a year ago when I tried to get a replacement for my dear late Tiggy the Cat. I got a young cat from the pound that had grown up in a family with four kids, a couple of dogs, and several siblings. Had the f**k socialized out of it.

Trouble was, it was used to constant attention, and expected to get it from me. As a single old guy living in a 38 foot fifth wheel trailer, there wasn't enough to keep it interested. It would not leave me alone. Day or night, it wanted to be petted, played with and Allah knows what else.

The final straw came after about six or seven days when I went into the living room in the morning and put on my shirt, noticed it was wet, and took it off. Washed up, got a clean shirt and went to put on my pants ... only to notice they were equally wet. The kittuh had found a way to express its displeasure in my lack of attention.

I found a way to reciprocate and the kittuh went back to the pound that day. Oh, it also damaged my guitar by making a wild leap from the top of a TV tray, sending it crashing into my vintage Yamaha. Ouch!

Posted by: Ruthless at April 18, 2018 11:59 PM (md3fh)

413 booknlass, that's awful about your mom. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: creeper at April 18, 2018 11:59 PM (LO5Qy)

414 Like, May the 4th? Or the big one, July 6th (Jurassic) Park day?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (2K6fY)

++++

No, I'd say those are different. Corporate marketing campaigns. 4/20 is grassroots.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 12:00 AM (pvjTE)

415 so we have any pilots here? how big a deal was landing the plane with the engine trouble the other day? was it anything more than lost an engine?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 11:45 PM (MTjB1)




I'm not a rated pilot, but have hours, lessons and a lifetime of a strong enthusiasm, reading 'bout every damn thing I could find on the topic.

Technically "no" it's not a big thing to land a twin jet airliner on only one engine. A part of the FAA Type Certificate Program for EVERY model of twin-engine jet up there, is that they have to be able to execute the entire flight regime, from takeoff and climb, cruise to altitude, descend and land... all one ONE engine.

Oh, and that above test? At max rated takeoff weight, in the bargain.

So, the aircraft can do the one engine thing.

Here's where it's problematic.

That sudden loss of power on the #1 (left side) engine?

Instant, asymmetric thrust, and resulting yaw HARD to the left.

I'd wager it kicked the three-axis autopilot out of the circuit, and the pilot would have had to apply HARD right rudder, and pull-back thrust on the right engine, in order to reduce the thrust steering from single engine operation.

And the surviving passengers were VERY fortunate that the failed turbine blade, or section of blades, only penetrated the cabin, vs. shredding various critical systems hidden in the wing itself.

The pilot did a fantastic, professional and PERFECT job of airmanship in landing that jet.

They train for those failures in the simulators... and not just once.

Every ATP rated commercial jet pilot, has likely "landed" in the sim, at least 100 times, with far more critical failures than just one dead engine.

Fact is, the instructors will "pile on" with multiple, chain effect failures in the simulator, that CAN NOT be survived. The very best pilots merely survive longer into the failure process, before the jenga blocks fall.

But she was from the Best of the Best of the Best, in Pilot rankings. Naval Aviator, Carrier Qualified, *and* not only Instructor Rated, but an Aggressor Pilot in Dissimilar Air Combat school.

That's tall cotton, folks.

She IS the badass female pilot that all the feminazis dream about.

Except for one teeny problem. She's also a hardcore, strong in the faith, witnessing Christian.

I'm looking forward to watching the mindbent left, deal with that particular quandary in the days ahead.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

416 creeper, kind of you. good night, thanks all for the company.

love to you.

Posted by: booknlass at April 19, 2018 12:01 AM (xGMkv)

417 Don't get too used to me, Slappy. I'm a sometime thing.

(cue Gershwin)

Posted by: creeper at April 19, 2018 12:01 AM (LO5Qy)

418 411 Question for the Horde: is Dire Straits' last album, "On Every Street," very good?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)

++++

I bought it and like it. But, not as good as their earlier work. Calling Elvis is probably the best track.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 12:02 AM (pvjTE)

419 know they landed with 5° flaps at something north of 160kt; normal landings are done with 30-40° flaps at about 135 which seems to indicate that they wanted to avoid a stall. Whether that means they were just being careful or they thought it was in danger of stalling, I don't know. I'll see if I can find some more on that.
Posted by: hogmartin at April




mostly tyring to guesstimate how accurate the American Hero commentary is. Sure it was rough but she was at 32k when the incident occurred so probably not as difficult as what sullenberger had to do.




this site has pretty good discussion of everything aviation

https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/607900-swa1380-diversion-kphl-after-engine-event.html

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:02 AM (MTjB1)

420 My tastes range from both wimp rock/adult contemporary to hard-edged FM, because growing up, my parents listened to a station called KWIZ that played a lot of stuff, but especially 1960s/70s easy stuff.

Then my sister discovered FM radio, and although at first I hated it, I found myself really enjoying Gary Numan, Blondie, and Casey Kasem's American Top 40. (Which by itself introduced me to tons of artists I'd heard of, but never actually heard, before, such as The Who).

So today when I check out at Amazon, I know I look schizophrenic: Anne Murray, T-Rex, Zappa and Chad & Jeremy, all in the same purchase.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2018 12:03 AM (eMKNe)

421 Trouble was, it was used to constant attention, and expected to get it from me. As a single old guy living in a 38 foot fifth wheel trailer, there wasn't enough to keep it interested. It would not leave me alone. Day or night, it wanted to be petted, played with and Allah knows what else.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 18, 2018 11:59 PM (md3fh)


That's par for the course for a cat. They are the most selfish things around. And if they don't want to be ignored they know exactly what they aren't supposed to do that will really piss you off. And they do it. Over and over and over. Try typing something when the cat decides it wants your full attention. LOL.

Cats can be among the most selfish, neediest creatures around. They're just lucky that they can get away with it. Dogs know that if they tried to pull any of this shit they'd be outside in no time.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 12:03 AM (f41Sg)

422 Question for the Horde: is Dire Straits' last album, "On Every Street," very good?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)

----------

Nothing involving Mark Knopfler is not good.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 19, 2018 12:03 AM (kLBhp)

423 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 19, 2018 12:03 AM (Ckg4U)

424 Anon, thanks.

Yeah, I imagine "bad" Knopfler is still better than 95% of everything else that's out there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2018 12:03 AM (eMKNe)

425 Later, Slap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 19, 2018 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

426 408 MisHum, what's the last 5 CDs you've bought?
I'll bet I have at least one of them already.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (eMKNe)

Martin Barre Back to Steel
Ian Anderson Homo Eraticus
Robin Trower Time and Emotion
Alice Cooper Welcome To My Nightmare
Warren Zevon Stand In The Fire

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 19, 2018 12:05 AM (3Pma+)

427 395; the leading edge of the wing around the engine was pretty beat to shit. I'm sure that had something to do with that.but, i'm no pilot, so i don't know. either way the pilot did a great job getting that thing on the ground.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 18, 2018 11:57 PM (KP5rU)


That would certainly do it. They would have lost (some) lift and all power and gained drag on the left side and definitely felt that in the controls. And if the leading edge is torn up, they probably don't want to risk deploying slats. So, keep power and speed up for the landing. To answer the original question, yes, it would have been more serious than just losing power, but not as bad as losing hydraulics or something.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 19, 2018 12:05 AM (y87Qq)

428 MisHum, okay I don't have any of those exactly. :-)

But I do have the great Zevon compilation, Genius: The Best Of. And I *want* Bridge of sighs by Trower.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2018 12:06 AM (eMKNe)

429 >>>mostly tyring to guesstimate how accurate the American Hero commentary is. Sure it was rough but she was at 32k when the incident occurred so probably not as difficult as what sullenberger had to do.


Still nothing that a sober & sane pilot would want to experience

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 19, 2018 12:07 AM (3Pma+)

430 Jim @ 415...Good observations, Jim.

Scuttlebutt on the aviation blogs is that the 737-700 is underpowered. If that's true, getting that plane on the ground intact was even more heroic than everyone thinks.

Posted by: creeper at April 19, 2018 12:08 AM (LO5Qy)

431 Sorry to hear about your mother, booknlass. Pancreatic cancer is a hard one to beat. All the best to you and your mother.

A friend of mine described getting old as getting smaller. She moved from a large house to a condo, then to a small 55+ apartment, and finally to a hospice room. Every move meant sorting and tossing. I know that as soon as the last dog dies, Himself and I will move out of this huge house and into a small apartment where if anything goes wrong, all I do is pick up the phone and call maintenance. The moving is going to be a bitch. My house is stuffed full of everything my mother-in-law and her sister ever owned in their entire lives and boxes of beads, jewelry supplies, and needlework stuff left from the bookstore. Not to mention stuff left from my kids and a couple of their friends. I keep thinking a stick of dynamite would be the easiest solution.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at April 19, 2018 12:08 AM (BOdUR)

432 I know they landed with 5° flaps at something north of 160kt; normal landings are done with 30-40° flaps at about 135 which seems to indicate that they wanted to avoid a stall. Whether that means they were just being careful or they thought it was in danger of stalling, I don't know. I'll see if I can find some more on that.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 11:52 PM (y87Qq)




Bet that she decelerated until the stall-buffet kicked in at a higher airspeed, then kept her airspeed just above that number.

Plus, one does not fly the final approach and flare on one engine, "on the numbers" to the normal "stall on contact" intersection of altitude AGL and true airspeed.

Oh, and if you think landing a Boeing 737 on one engine is a neat trick?

How 'bout landing an F-15 Eagle, with only one wing, after a midair collision?

https://tinyurl.com/j7unm5p




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:09 AM (QzJWU)

433 Preezy 44 had a crush on Sully. I'm crushing on this heroine pilotess!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 19, 2018 12:10 AM (1iS/9)

434 427: either way, she did some serious pilot shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 19, 2018 12:11 AM (KP5rU)

435 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2018 12:06 AM (eMKNe)

Exactly? Lol

Bridge of sighs is good you won't be disappointed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April 19, 2018 12:11 AM (3Pma+)

436 She IS the badass female pilot that all the feminazis dream about.

Except for one teeny problem. She's also a hardcore, strong in the faith, witnessing Christian.

I'm looking forward to watching the mindbent left, deal with that particular quandary in the days ahead.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

While the landing was nothing short of heroic, I think the part I love the most is that she then went into the cabin to greet every individual on board that plane. She gave a damn, and not for herself.

Hero.

Straight up.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 19, 2018 12:12 AM (NXsWM)

437 Okay MisHum, just ordered Trower at Amazon. Turns out it came back in stock on CD. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2018 12:13 AM (eMKNe)

438 It's been fun, Horde. But my pillow calls. Carry on, Morons.

Posted by: creeper at April 19, 2018 12:13 AM (LO5Qy)

439 436; yup. couldn't have said it better.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 19, 2018 12:14 AM (KP5rU)

440 I keep thinking a stick of dynamite would be the easiest solution.
Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at April 19, 2018 12:08 AM (BOdUR)

Start small, but be relentless.

Start with a shoebox, or so, and decide what stays and what goes. Find a place for what you keep, every time, and don't put off that final part. Throw the rest away, or sell it, or donate it.

Then, the other stuff comes faster.

Pick days when you feel happiest. That way, you will be more likely to be ruthless and toss out more, and keep going.

Don't keep doing it that day if it is depressing you. Walk away and try again tomorrow.

But do it, dammit.

Nobody wants to deal with the wall of crap left behind.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 19, 2018 12:15 AM (NXsWM)

441 Still nothing that a sober & sane pilot would want to experience
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin at April




well yeah, but I am generally something of a stickler for words. hero gets thrown around lots, especially since baby jessica was labeled a hero for falling down a well.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:15 AM (MTjB1)

442
*recollects Aloha plane that lost chunk of fuselage*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 12:16 AM (FJXGr)

443 While the landing was nothing short of heroic, I think the part I love the most is that she then went into the cabin to greet every individual on board that plane. She gave a damn, and not for herself.

Hero.

Straight up.
Posted by: tcn in AK at April




where is the heroic part? the guy who unbuckled his seatbelt and went back to pull the woman getting sucked out the window back in was heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:16 AM (MTjB1)

444 either way, she did some serious pilot shit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 19, 2018 12:11 AM (KP5rU)


No doubt. So far I haven't heard anything to indicate that she, her FO, or the ATC on the ground wasn't the right person in the right place at the wrongright time. The configuration and speed of the landing means that they were buying control surface authority by spending landing speed, which makes perfect sense if they didn't trust the slats. Like Jim said, a by-the-numbers landing would have been an anomaly even if there weren't a compromised wing and 'just' power loss.

Anyway, this time I'm REALLY going to bed.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 19, 2018 12:19 AM (y87Qq)

445 All hail Publius!


I, for one, shall continue to hail Eris.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2018 12:20 AM (fuK7c)

446 Starving college students?

Get the meal plan. Or failing that a part time job and stock up on Ramen noodles.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 12:20 AM (Qlx4e)

447 where is the heroic part? the guy who unbuckled his seatbelt and went back to pull the woman getting sucked out the window back in was heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:16 AM (MTjB1)


Not sure what you're driving for.

Are you asking can there be more than one hero in a given situation?

Posted by: dDan at April 19, 2018 12:20 AM (hwYmz)

448
From a Star Trek TNG episode:

Riker: "You were right. Somebody blew out the hatch. They were all sucked out into space."

Data: "Correction, sir, that's blown out."

Riker: "Thank you, Data."

Data: "A common mistake, sir."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 19, 2018 12:20 AM (IqV8l)

449 Wait a minute, who's trying to steal Eris' golden apple?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 12:21 AM (Qlx4e)

450 Fine... nobody says "goodnight" to lil' ol' Slapweasel.

That sucks.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 19, 2018 12:21 AM (Ckg4U)

451 450: I'm a fucking nobody? WTF?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 19, 2018 12:21 AM (KP5rU)

452 That would certainly do it. They would have lost (some) lift and all power and gained drag on the left side and definitely felt that in the controls. And if the leading edge is torn up, they probably don't want to risk deploying slats. So, keep power and speed up for the landing. To answer the original question, yes, it would have been more serious than just losing power, but not as bad as losing hydraulics or something.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 19, 2018 12:05 AM (y87Qq)



*dingdingdingding!* We have a winner!


I don't recall seeing that the slats were deployed in the photos, and DO recall that the flaps were NOT in full landing configuration.

And I also know that as soon as that pilot brought the aircraft to a halt, fired up the APU and switched electrical "house load" thereto, she also shut down #2 engine, and then...

... LEFT EVERY DAMN SWITCH AND CONTROL IN THE COCKPIT AS IT WAS, UPON LANDING.

That's for the NTSC and FAA investigation teams.

So, no retraction of flaps n' slats. Things were left as they were, upon landing.

The photos will confirm the aircraft configuration as it was upon touchdown, 'cause that pilot didn't change a thing on rollout, and there was NO taxiing, thereafter.

She's every bit the Pro as Scully, even without the aggregate total flight hours.

And her flight challenge was the equal to his. He did NOT have to deal with sudden, asymmetric thrust and sudden, total cabin pressure loss.

Nor with the knowledge (she thought, per radio), that she'd lost a passenger overboard through a compromised cabin.

She will never, EVER have to buy a drink in a pilot's bar again, for the rest of her life.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:22 AM (QzJWU)

453 I'm not "offended", Lord knows. I'm just a bit miffed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 19, 2018 12:23 AM (Ckg4U)

454 I should be able to enjoy this libs-eating-their-own over Starbucks.

It just hurts my head and I want them all to STFU.

And get me my strawberry-açaí refresher. Light water.

Posted by: Shopgirl at April 19, 2018 12:24 AM (DefRK)

455 453; Slap, see 425.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 19, 2018 12:24 AM (KP5rU)

456 Thanks, tcn. I know that's how to start; I just can't get myself motivated. Part of the problem is that neither Himself or I can agree on what goes and what stays. We finally agreed on one thing. My middle son wants to borrow our electric roasting gadget for my oldest son's graduation party. Himself and I agreed to just give the thing to the kid to make room for the air fryer our daughter just gave us. See the problem?

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at April 19, 2018 12:24 AM (BOdUR)

457 where is the heroic part? the guy who unbuckled his seatbelt and went back to pull the woman getting sucked out the window back in was heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:16 AM (MTjB1)

++++

Yup. Some people call Michael Jordan heroic. Now, he had a fantastic work ethic, great talent, etc. But, it's not like he threw himself on a grenade to save his teammates or something. Lots of admirable qualities, even a role model. And, who know, if the situation arose, maybe he would do the heroic thing.

The pilot kept her head under pressure. She used her training and experience to land the plane and I commend her. But, nothing heroic about it. She was on that plane too. Failure to safely land would have killed her just as dead as everyone else. And, self-preservation is not heroic.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 12:25 AM (pvjTE)

458 G'night Slapweasel, g'night all.

I gotta start doing this sleep thing right again.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 19, 2018 12:25 AM (lLeln)

459 Not sure what you're driving for.

Are you asking can there be more than one hero in a given situation?
Posted by: dDan at April




pilots actions weren't heroic. she was flying the plane. she would have had to do the same thing whether she was on the plane alone or had a cabin full of people. she didn't do something different or put herself at greater risk because there was a planeload of passengers. she did not assume any greater risk to guarantee the safety of the passengers.

she was maybe competent, skilled, professional, exceptional, superb but heroic does not apply to her. not knocking her, simply disagreeing with use of the word.

the guy that got up out of his seat, left his oxygen mask, risked getting sucked out a window, to pull in some woman he many not even known, that is heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:26 AM (MTjB1)

460 "the Internet's impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine's."

Enron told me to say that!

Posted by: Paul Krugman, Experty Expert at April 19, 2018 12:26 AM (Ndje9)

461 Dangit.


Good night, Slap!

Posted by: Shopgirl at April 19, 2018 12:26 AM (DefRK)

462 Oh, you are right -- it is past my bedtime, too. Sweet dreams everyone. Manana.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 19, 2018 12:27 AM (md3fh)

463 I'm not "offended", Lord knows. I'm just a bit miffed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 19, 2018 12:23 AM (Ckg4U)



I was too busy typing long posts at 60 wpm, as is my wont.


/jamescomeyfbiselfrighteioiuslydeludeduselesssob


Sweet dreams, Slap!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:28 AM (QzJWU)

464 Yup, beddie bye time. Night all.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at April 19, 2018 12:28 AM (BOdUR)

465 really, what sullenberger did was not heroic either. very impressive but not heroic. though he did stay on the sinking plane and make a sweep through to make certain everyone was off. so that might qualify as heroic. but even then he was doing his duty.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:28 AM (MTjB1)

466 At this point I'm willing to accept competence as heroic.

Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:30 AM (LM5QY)

467

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WTHR) - For the second day in a row, dozens of students at DePauw University staged a protest amid racial tensions at the school.

Close to 75 students interrupted a press conference by the university president demanding action from administrators.

Over the past week, a number hate messages have been found around campus, including one that said "Kill all Ni**ers" in a university bathroom.

Protesters carried banners and chanted "we are not safe, meet our demands" in reference to a list of demands members of the Association of African American Students sent to school administrators.

President McCoy said he was reviewing the letter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 19, 2018 12:30 AM (IqV8l)

468 At this point I'm willing to accept competence as heroic.
Posted by: Jean at April




why would you do that? words have meaning, misusing them cheapens and debases them.

why do you want to call someone a hero who is not?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:32 AM (MTjB1)

469 Following tonight's successful launch of the TESS exoplanet hunting satellite aboard a Falcon 9, I was looking at the Wikipedia page for 2018 space launches. The current total by nation is:

United States 12
China 11
Russia 6
India 3
Japan 3
Europe 2
New Zealand 1

Or, to put it another way:

China 11
SpaceX 8
Russia 6
United Launch Alliance 4
India 3
Japan 3
Europe 2
New Zealand 1

At the present flight rate, in about a year SpaceX will have launched more Falcon 9s since its debut in 2010 than ULA will have launched Atlas Vs since its debut in 2002.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2018 12:32 AM (sdi6R)

470 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:26 AM (MTjB1)

When your actions save someone from death or other horrible tragedy you can be legitimately considered a hero, whether it was your job to do it or not.

The problem with the rampant hero-labeling we have, these days, is that people whose actions don't save anyone but, possibly, themselves, are termed heroes. That is where the problem lies. But a cop who shoots a bad guy who's about to kill someone is a hero, even though that is his job. Sometimes being a hero is just part of the job.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 12:33 AM (f41Sg)

471
Except when it comes time to work on something mechanical or electrical. They are plumb ignorant. Ten years of elementary education is all they get.
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at April 18, 2018 10:58 PM (dw7D4)

Well that's weird, because my Amish neighbor that owns a very successful pluming,heating,cooling, and electrical business,and who's father collects and rebuilds old ford tractors will be rather shocked to learn they are just plum ignorant about these things.

Posted by: Long time lurker second time poster at April 19, 2018 12:34 AM (Rz2Nc)

472 I saw Asymmetric Thrust open for Mannheim Steamroller at the Joe in '85.

Posted by: good show at April 19, 2018 12:35 AM (cG/Rh)

473 466 At this point I'm willing to accept competence as heroic.
Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:30 AM (LM5QY)

I identify as competent.

Posted by: The Broward Coward at April 19, 2018 12:36 AM (J7NdS)

474 I have a Mennonite software developer as a neighbor, he alsomhas

Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:36 AM (LM5QY)

475 Don't mind me. I'm just taking off a sock to be ready for tomorrow morning. (Noon?)

See you then.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2018 12:37 AM (VBKy9)

476 I have a bunch of post Amish Facebook friends. Amish sounds like Scientology the way they spell it out. Not many good memories, lots of arguing and family tension from what I'm told. Constant arguments about scripture.

Posted by: Max Power at April 19, 2018 12:37 AM (QCc6B)

477 I have a Mennonite software developer as a neighbor, he alsomhas
Problems finishing sentences?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2018 12:37 AM (VBKy9)

478 Fine... nobody says "goodnight" to lil' ol' Slapweasel.

That sucks.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 19, 2018 12:21 AM (Ckg4U)


If you should die before you wake
I pray the Lord your soul to take.

And post haste.

There. Satisfied?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 19, 2018 12:37 AM (kLBhp)

479 Kali Uchis
youtube.com/watch?v=8Hz1QGvPROM

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 19, 2018 12:38 AM (6FqZa)

480 When your actions save someone from death or other horrible tragedy you can be legitimately considered a hero, whether it was your job to do it or not.

The problem with the rampant hero-labeling we have, these days, is that people whose actions don't save anyone but, possibly, themselves, are termed heroes. That is where the problem lies. But a cop who shoots a bad guy who's about to kill someone is a hero, even though that is his job. Sometimes being a hero is just part of the job.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




being a hero requires demonstration of exceptional courage. not to long ago I was on a street corner, the person in front of me was not paying attention and started to step off the curb into traffic right in front of a 18 wheeler. Right at the last second I grabbed their arm and yanked them back. Had never encountered them before. She yelled, nearly swung at me with her purse then she realized what happened and some old lady told her how lucky she was. She gave me a hug and we parted ways. definitely saved her from becoming roadkill but there was nothing heroic in my actions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:38 AM (MTjB1)

481 474 I have a Mennonite software developer as a neighbor, he alsomhas
Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:36 AM (LM5QY)

Alsomhas? What's that?

Posted by: Surfperch at April 19, 2018 12:39 AM (J7NdS)

482 Has Paul krugman ever been right about anything?

Posted by: LASue at April 19, 2018 12:39 AM (Z48ZB)

483 Some asshole wrote a column saying Starbucks is right to address racism and conservatives should join them.

Linked over at Hot Air, of course.

I'll think about it after they join conservatives on free speech and second amendment. Address those, weenies.

WTF does address mean?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 19, 2018 12:39 AM (4ZE6o)

484 Also has chicken s ... Post Pixy

Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:40 AM (LM5QY)

485 @ Y5,


In cases such as Scully, and this particular Southwest pilot...

Sometimes, it TAKES a Hero to not FUCK IT UP.

I have read more about aviation failures than most, 'cause I have a writing project in the works, which I don't discuss because to do so would divulge the concept, and destroy the value.

The term "Hero" in aviation crisis mode, in my estimation, is a real and an earned recognition.

Yeah, they're saving their own life, they're not diving onto a grenade. I get that.

But you be the pilot trying to land the plane while choking in a smoke filled cockpit, and have to keep your head about you, and perform competently till you land or die.

I've listened to MANY cockpit tapes, where the aircrew was doing their job diligently, till the tape ended on impact.

Heroes.

Rhetoric to the contrary, fails.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:40 AM (QzJWU)

486 I have a Mennonite software developer as a neighbor, he alsomhas

Molasses tomorrow will bring forth cognac.

Posted by: BBC Radio, sometime in 1944 at April 19, 2018 12:40 AM (cG/Rh)

487 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:26 AM (MTjB1)

Appreciate reply. Could generate quite a discussion.

I think, both deserve the hero label.

Posted by: dDan at April 19, 2018 12:40 AM (hwYmz)

488 But, nothing heroic about it. She was on that plane too. Failure to safely land would have killed her just as dead as everyone else. And, self-preservation is not heroic.


Oh, fuck that shit. This is like the "do we thank bus drivers" stuff.

Of course she had training. Lots of people with training fuck up. Training gets you ready to meet the challenge you never want to face and no one knows how he'll react when faced with the actual challenge.

The girl is a hero as much as Sully is a hero.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2018 12:41 AM (fuK7c)

489 being a hero requires demonstration of exceptional courage. not to long ago I was on a street corner, the person in front of me was not paying attention and started to step off the curb into traffic right in front of a 18 wheeler. Right at the last second I grabbed their arm and yanked them back. Had never encountered them before. She yelled, nearly swung at me with her purse then she realized what happened and some old lady told her how lucky she was. She gave me a hug and we parted ways. definitely saved her from becoming roadkill but there was nothing heroic in my actions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:38 AM (MTjB1)


If you had done that to her daughter I'm sure she would consider you a hero, and rightly so.

You don't have to be courageous to be a hero. You only have to do the right thing at the right time when someone is in serious danger.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 12:41 AM (f41Sg)

490 Rickl, can that be listed by kgs

Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:42 AM (LM5QY)

491 I wanted to be a hero Marine but the patriarchy wouldn't allow it! *hic!* SOBS! *sob*

Posted by: Hillary 2020! at April 19, 2018 12:42 AM (1iS/9)

492 In cases such as Scully, and this particular Southwest pilot...

Sometimes, it TAKES a Hero to not FUCK IT UP.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:40 AM (QzJWU)


Exactly. Performing under pressure is something that not everyone can do; it's beyond mere competence. Even people who have done it before can still lose their nerve at any given instant.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 12:44 AM (f41Sg)

493 I was right to get a job where I can always be wrong!

Posted by: Paul Krugman, Experty Expert at April 19, 2018 12:44 AM (Ndje9)

494 I was commenting more on the degradation of competence than the existential nature of heroism.

Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:44 AM (LM5QY)

495 490 Rickl, can that be listed by kgs
Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 12:42 AM (LM5QY)


I don't see that option in the Wikipedia data, but that's a good idea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_in_spaceflight

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2018 12:44 AM (sdi6R)

496
WTF does address mean?

Hello, ball !

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 19, 2018 12:45 AM (IqV8l)

497 Hero

Lands a crippled airplane
Solves great mysteries

Hero

Not the handsome actor who plays a hero's role
Not the glamour girl, who'd love to sell her soul

Posted by: eh, looking back, those lyrics are stiff and trite. Try better next time, Neil. at April 19, 2018 12:48 AM (cG/Rh)

498 Goodnight, Jean. Just pullin' your leg a bit when I'm guessing you're commenting from a phone or tablet or the like.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2018 12:48 AM (VBKy9)

499 Y5,


In cases such as Scully, and this particular Southwest pilot...

Sometimes, it TAKES a Hero to not FUCK IT UP.

I have read more about aviation failures than most, 'cause I have a writing project in the works, which I don't discuss because to do so would divulge the concept, and destroy the value.

The term "Hero" in aviation crisis mode, in my estimation, is a real and an earned recognition.

Yeah, they're saving their own life, they're not diving onto a grenade. I get that.

But you be the pilot trying to land the plane while choking in a smoke filled cockpit, and have to keep your head about you, and perform competently till you land or die.

I've listened to MANY cockpit tapes, where the aircrew was doing their job diligently, till the tape ended on impact.

Heroes.

Rhetoric to the contrary, fails.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April




lots of adulatory words may be appropriate. hero is not one. the point is not to detract from them but to use the word correctly.

there was nothing heroic in their behavior. if you think there was what do you think was heroic? there is no evidence of heroism reported on behalf of the pilots.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:49 AM (MTjB1)

500 If you had done that to her daughter I'm sure she would consider you a hero, and rightly so.

You don't have to be courageous to be a hero. You only have to do the right thing at the right time when someone is in serious danger.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




courage is part of the definition

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:49 AM (MTjB1)

501 @467 Protesters carried banners and chanted "we are not safe, meet our demands" in reference to a list of demands members of the Association of African American Students sent to school administrators.

President McCoy said he was reviewing the letter.
------------------

The proper response to that sort of thing is, "After careful review, I have determined that none of the demands that you have submitted have anything to do with deterring racist vandalism. Come back to me when you have a list that actually does that."

Posted by: junior at April 19, 2018 12:52 AM (GhGLm)

502 Sometimes you ask Santa for a grenade and all you get is 150,000 pounds of airplane with one engine, a shit wing, and 149 souls on board. Life's a bitch.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 19, 2018 12:52 AM (y87Qq)

503 Okay, this just looks painful.

(Look at where he's got the unipod mounted...)

https://www.adorama.com/tpemp.html?rfkref=productPage

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2018 12:53 AM (eMKNe)

504 the guy that landed the ep3 on hainan got the dfc, which is awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. even there there is a recognition of the distinction between heroism and extraordinary achievement.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:54 AM (MTjB1)

505 I've listened to MANY cockpit tapes, where the aircrew was doing their job diligently, till the tape ended on impact.

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:40 AM (QzJWU)

And then there's the opposite of that, the flight that stalled and crashed into the ocean because one of the pilots kept pulling up while the stall warning was sounding, and no one else realized what was going on until it was too late.

Posted by: Sjg at April 19, 2018 12:55 AM (gDSJf)

506 Jim, I get the feeling that Y5 is in the Pappy Boyington camp when it comes to heroes.

"Just name a hero and I'll prove he's a bum..."

That starts the blurb on the back cover of the paperback edition of Baa Baa Black Sheep that I have.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 12:56 AM (Qlx4e)

507 while choking in a smoke filled cockpit

Did this happen?

Posted by: I hate to agree with Y5 almost more than hating to agree with Bunderdunce at April 19, 2018 12:57 AM (cG/Rh)

508 Jim, I get the feeling that Y5 is in the Pappy Boyington camp when it comes to heroes.

"Just name a hero and I'll prove he's a bum..."

That starts the blurb on the back cover of the paperback edition of Baa Baa Black Sheep that I have.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April




really? have I said someone was a bum?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 12:57 AM (MTjB1)

509 Heroism.

Back in '87, I was riding my '83 Gold Wing Aspencade back to work, after lunch.

E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX.

Shortly before the Griggs intersection, the (then) street construction threw a lane change to the left, into the mix.

This was SUDDENLY, as said lane change didn't exist when I rode off to lunch.

The good news? They were also pumping muddy water out of the construction site, across the lane that was now suddenly a chicane.

Did I mention the elevation change, falling off to the left?

I stayed on the brakes till I had to actually maneuver the bike, then used every bit of my skill, experience and internal gyroscope, to steer the 800 lb. bike through the curves, without becoming a part of the curves, myself.

I really, truly, thought I was going to crash on those muddy, slippery, off camber curves.

But somehow, rode it out and made it back to the office.

I *HEROICALLY* rode out the near disaster.

No cameras recorded my feat.

Witnesses, if any, failed to come forward to testify.

But, in that ride, I overcame every law of physics arrayed against me, drew from every fiber of my training, experience and skill, and OVERCAME truly impossible odds, to emerge on the other side, victorious.

So, I'm the only fan to cheer my own heroism in that particular instance.

But if you cast aspersions upon my accomplishment, we're gonna be at odds.

I was there, and I experienced it. You weren't. And I value my opinion in the matter JUST a bit more than yours.

Whoever you are.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 12:58 AM (QzJWU)

510
WTF does address mean?
Posted by: Les Kinetic
---------

It means 'express concern', okay, 'demonstrate concern'...no, wait...it means submit to subjugation, and admit your guilt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 12:59 AM (nBBdT)

511 *waves to Anna*

Posted by: Smh in wonderment at April 19, 2018 12:59 AM (NH+2c)

512 @482 Has Paul krugman ever been right about anything?
-----------------------

From what I've read, he legitimately earned his Nobel Prize.

Apparently the same can't be said for his columns, though.

Posted by: junior at April 19, 2018 01:00 AM (GhGLm)

513 Heroism.

Back in '87, I was riding my '83 Gold Wing Aspencade back to work, after lunch.

E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX.

Shortly before the Griggs intersection, the (then) street construction threw a lane change to the left, into the mix.

This was SUDDENLY, as said lane change didn't exist when I rode off to lunch.

The good news? They were also pumping muddy water out of the construction site, across the lane that was now suddenly a chicane.

Did I mention the elevation change, falling off to the left?

I stayed on the brakes till I had to actually maneuver the bike, then used every bit of my skill, experience and internal gyroscope, to steer the 800 lb. bike through the curves, without becoming a part of the curves, myself.

I really, truly, thought I was going to crash on those muddy, slippery, off camber curves.

But somehow, rode it out and made it back to the office.

I *HEROICALLY* rode out the near disaster.

No cameras recorded my feat.

Witnesses, if any, failed to come forward to testify.

But, in that ride, I overcame every law of physics arrayed against me, drew from every fiber of my training, experience and skill, and OVERCAME truly impossible odds, to emerge on the other side, victorious.

So, I'm the only fan to cheer my own heroism in that particular instance.

But if you cast aspersions upon my accomplishment, we're gonna be at odds.

I was there, and I experienced it. You weren't. And I value my opinion in the matter JUST a bit more than yours.

Whoever you are.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April





I *HEROICALLY* rode out the near disaster.




no you didn't. words have meaning and you are misapplying the word.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:00 AM (MTjB1)

514 There were 4 particular feral cats in my neighborhood. One (Toonses) was extremely people friendly and smart -- not really "feral" but independent. Though I wasn't his only human, he did glom onto me most. 15# tabby with a big underbite and super friendly disposition. Would run after me down the street when I got home, follow me inside, chat, nap, leave. He used to hide under cars so I think that he got his cancer from the nasty chemicals he must have absorbed through his paws.

Buddy was a long, wide, thick, short-legged, big-eared dope of a cat (dumb really, but sweet) who came around once in awhile and had a dred habit, but someone must have been shearing him periodically. He was too clumsy to feed by hand -- he didn't mean to bite but he was 'tarded. He loved having his ears stroked and had a very deep purr. He tried to move in one day when he was dying. I already had Toonses in a bad way so I couldn't keep Buddy - they got along ok so long as Toonses was the only cat in the house. I made a nice hiding place for Buddy under my rear steps and never saw him again.

Shadow was a classic feral cat - short black hair and hissed a lot. He still expected me to leave food for him and I did. One day Buddy charged up my upstairs neighbor's rear steps and knocked Shadow 10' or so to the dirt below. Shadow ran off. I gave Buddy extra treats.

The last kitty is my current old lady, the sweetie I named "Dorkie Dork". She was, at most, 6#. She's something of a ragamuffin/ragdoll mix with maybe a bit of Persian in her. She was very dainty and elegant, fluffy, but I couldn't get within 15' of her or she'd run off. I used to yell to her in the backyard (not knowing her gender) "If you stop being a dork and come over here, let me pet you, you'll get more food." It took about 3-4 years, but she was so hungry one January day, she got to chowing down out of a bowl while I crouched beside her. Eventually I rub her head gently, expecting her to bolt. She looked up and went back to eating. I continued rubbing gently. At that point, she started coming up to me and eventually came inside to eat (but Toonses hated her and was afraid of her -- seriously) so until I put him to sleep, she could only come in the kitchen (back of the house). That night, when I went to bed as distraught as I could be, she curled up on my right shoulder and became my full-time kitty. She could still come and go as she pleased, but she basically was an indoor cat who played in the backyard during sun up. Now she's old and has health problems -- had to have her right rear leg amputated 2 years ago (nearly died), kidney disease, benign tumor on her liver, etc., but damn, there isn't a a sweeter or more loving cat out there. Even my girlfriend -- a dog person -- has fallen in love with Dorkie Dork (aka Kitty, Kitty baby, or Kitten) and vice versa. She cradles Kitty against her bosom like a baby and that cat just purrs away, gives her "acceptance paw" (my brother calls it) by gently pawing her cheeks, winks at her, moves her tail languidly, etc. It's going to be so hard when DD goes.

So shooting feral cats -- FU. We should shoot feral humans instead.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 19, 2018 01:01 AM (KAi1n)

515 hobos, aren't they feral humans?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:01 AM (MTjB1)

516 Oh, fuck that shit. This is like the "do we thank bus drivers" stuff.

Of course she had training. Lots of people with training fuck up. Training gets you ready to meet the challenge you never want to face and no one knows how he'll react when faced with the actual challenge.

The girl is a hero as much as Sully is a hero.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2018 12:41 AM (fuK7c)

++++

Yes, she was as much of a hero as Sully. But, Sully wasn't a hero. I'm not knocking either one of them, but they're still not heroes.

Don't know what you are referring to with the bus driver thing. Something about them being glorified bus drivers? I suppose there is something to that point of view. Pilots do need much more training, but they get much better pay. There is that old canard about flying being safer than driving a car, so maybe bus drivers are putting their lives on the line more than pilots. However, I wouldn't call a bus driver a hero either, not just because he was doing good bus driver things.

Now, if a pilot or a bus driver did something to take down a terrorist who was going to blow up the plane or bus, now we could be talking heroics.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:02 AM (pvjTE)

517 I guess the polite thing to say is that when feral cats start becoming a problem out in a rural area, they are all humanely trapped and taken to the pound.

It's not the true thing, but it does sound polite.

Posted by: Sjg at April 19, 2018 01:04 AM (gDSJf)

518 Y5, I maybe wrong but it seems your definition of hero is so specific that maybe 1 in 100 million might just might get the appellation of hero.

I would say the pilots of the Gimli Glider or the DC-10 at Sioux Falls were heroes. Sully kept his act together when he was handed a pair of deuces and got his plane down turning a catastrophic fold into a royal flush.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 01:04 AM (Qlx4e)

519 *waves to SMFH*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 01:05 AM (Qlx4e)

520 I'm just a guy with a keyboard.

-Marc

*out*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 19, 2018 01:05 AM (Ckg4U)

521 Yes, she was as much of a hero as Sully. But, Sully wasn't a hero. I'm not knocking either one of them, but they're still not heroes.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:02 AM (pvjTE)


Most airline pilots - maybe "almost all" - would have tried to get back to the field and would have crashed and probably killed everyone aboard and maybe a whole shitload on the ground, too. That would have the normal conclusion to the episode Sully got them through, unscathed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:05 AM (f41Sg)

522 Morrisey said that the ideological left calls you racist to change the subject. I however think that they call you racist because they really don't think you're racist.

I mean, they feel you are, but you can't call what they do thinking.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:06 AM (JhE5a)

523 So shooting feral cats -- FU. We should shoot feral humans instead.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 19, 2018 01:01 AM (KAi1n)

++++

Those mostly sound like stray cats rather than feral cats. Not the same thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:07 AM (pvjTE)

524 I am amazed she was able to squeeze into the pilot's chair lugging those huge balls around.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 01:08 AM (d4iVA)

525 So, Y5, what does it take for you to call it heroic?

I've twice had occasions to do something that risked my safety and save people. I never considered myself a hero for it. One was running into a dark stairwell to face the unknown when it sounded like a child was being set upon (it was just a guy abusing his ex and I held him until the cops came, the kid was just freaked out), and the other was watching a guy get run over and giving him succor and keeping him from getting run over again until official help came.)

I didn't consider myself a hero in either case, but I was glad to find out that I reacted the way I'd have hoped I'd react. But you don't know how you'll react until you have to react.

I wish I had SW Airline's girl's name at the tip of my tongue, but I don't yet. She and Sully carried a lot more responsibility than I've ever held and the handled it.

What extraordinary act does it take to qualify for heroism in your book?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2018 01:08 AM (fuK7c)

526 Y5, I maybe wrong but it seems your definition of hero is so specific that maybe 1 in 100 million might just might get the appellation of hero.

I would say the pilots of the Gimli Glider or the DC-10 at Sioux Falls were heroes. Sully kept his act together when he was handed a pair of deuces and got his plane down turning a catastrophic fold into a royal flush.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April




this is not simply me making things up. there are things called dictionaries, they have definitions that tell you what words mean and how they are used. just because we want to honor someone does not mean that we bestow an honor upon them they did not earn or that does not fit their actions.

heroism is rare that is why it is a big deal. that is why they only hand out a medal for heroism or throw a parade rarely.

if you compare the actions of the pilot and the passenger that pulled the lady back in one is clearly heroic.

the pilot may have been exceptional or extraordinary but not heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:08 AM (MTjB1)

527 Most airline pilots - maybe "almost all" - would have tried to get back to the field and would have crashed and probably killed everyone aboard and maybe a whole shitload on the ground, too. That would have the normal conclusion to the episode Sully got them through, unscathed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:05 AM (f41Sg)

++++

Which makes him a helluva pilot. Not the same as being a hero.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:09 AM (pvjTE)

528 "ungrateful huge boobs Indian wife being a slut,"
---
Wouldn't that be an Indian Affairs link?

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:11 AM (JhE5a)

529 the pilot may have been exceptional or extraordinary but not heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:08 AM (MTjB1)


You seem to enjoy conflating the idea of "being a hero to someone" and "being a hero". They are different and both are legitimate uses of the word.

BTW, dictionaries aren't the last word in definitions. The friggin OED lists "meh" as a word. 'Nuff said on that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:11 AM (f41Sg)

530 So for you definition of heroic is synonymous with impavid?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 01:11 AM (Qlx4e)

531 Which makes him a helluva pilot. Not the same as being a hero.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:09 AM (pvjTE)


Oy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:12 AM (f41Sg)

532 530 So for you definition of heroic is synonymous with impavid?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 01:11 AM (Qlx4e)

Damn, Anna. I had to look that one up. Thank you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 01:13 AM (d4iVA)

533 A few years ago, there were some people riding in a limo through a tunnel. They opened the sun roof and one of them stuck their heads out and got decapitated by something hanging down in the tunnel. That person was impavid, but not heroic.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:14 AM (pvjTE)

534 I've twice had occasions to do something that risked my safety and save people. I never considered myself a hero for it. One was running into a dark stairwell to face the unknown when it sounded like a child was being set upon (it was just a guy abusing his ex and I held him until the cops came, the kid was just freaked out), and the other was watching a guy get run over and giving him succor and keeping him from getting run over again until official help came.)

I didn't consider myself a hero in either case, but I was glad to find out that I reacted the way I'd have hoped I'd react. But you don't know how you'll react until you have to react.

I wish I had SW Airline's girl's name at the tip of my tongue, but I don't yet. She and Sully carried a lot more responsibility than I've ever held and the handled it.

What extraordinary act does it take to qualify for heroism in your book?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April




you are describing the distinction between hero and exceptional performance yourself. you assumed risk that you did not have to or put yourself in harms way for no other reason than to prevent someone else from coming to harm. that is heroic. you did something dangerous that you did not have to to help someone else.

presumably if you had done nothing you would have been fine. presumably you were not in a capacity that expected you to perform the actions you did.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:14 AM (MTjB1)

535 533 A few years ago, there were some people riding in a limo through a tunnel. They opened the sun roof and one of them stuck their heads out and got decapitated by something hanging down in the tunnel. That person was impavid, but not heroic.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:14 AM (pvjTE)

I remember that story...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 19, 2018 01:15 AM (F5+ro)

536 *waves to SMFH*

Huh? Where?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at April 19, 2018 01:15 AM (IcT7t)

537 A few years ago, there were some people riding in a limo through a tunnel. They opened the sun roof and one of them stuck their heads out and got decapitated by something hanging down in the tunnel. That person was impavid, but not heroic.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:14 AM (pvjTE)


No. That person was stupid and reckless.

Sticking your head out of a sun roof isn't an act of fearlessness.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (f41Sg)

538 As a matter of fact, a hero maybe scared shitless. But, if they are able to overcome that and act, they may well be heroic.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (pvjTE)

539 You seem to enjoy conflating the idea of "being a hero to someone" and "being a hero". They are different and both are legitimate uses of the word.

BTW, dictionaries aren't the last word in definitions. The friggin OED lists "meh" as a word. 'Nuff said on that.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




well, actually you would be the one conflating the two. I am very clear on what a hero is.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (MTjB1)

540 A discussion about heroes I could get into but keyboard freezes after each word. So guess not.

- sport figures are not heroes

- duty and heroics are not mutually exclusive
IMO

This took 10 min. To type, so I am over and out.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (F0aU4)

541
My sense of heroism, if it just has to be characterized, has a lot to do with selflessly placing oneself at risk when one doesn't have to.

While I'm no admirer of the man, and while the circumstances may have been due to his own neglect, I'll give JFK points for his response to the sinking of PT-109. When he was asked what it was that inspired his 'heroism' after the sinking, he responded, "I had no choice, they sank my boat."

Which is to say, he wasn't acting selflessly, but was simply coping with the circumstances to the best of his ability

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (cp1if)

542 OK, we're not going to find consensus on the heroic. The Empress suggested I look up someone badass today.

Meet Adrian Carton de Wiart:

https://bit.ly/2Hc8ym1

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (fuK7c)

543 Thought it might amuse a few to expand the vocabulary a wee bit.

Or undaunted.

That decapitation is Darwin in action.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 01:17 AM (Qlx4e)

544 One time I was about to pull out of a shopping center onto the main road. When the light changed, I started to move and saw a pickup truck blatantly run the red light.

I hit my brakes and a woman behind me rear-ended me. It was a low-speed impact so there was no damage.

We both got out and she was all apologetic. I said, "It wasn't your fault. Did you SEE that?", and gestured toward the long-gone pickup truck.

She hadn't seen it. I could have gunned it and gotten out in front of the pickup truck, but if she had followed right behind me she would have been T-boned for sure.

I never considered myself a hero, but I may well have saved her life. I wasn't even thinking of the woman behind me at the time. I wasn't in a hurry to get anywhere and just decided to let the asshole go by before pulling out.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2018 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

545 No. That person was stupid and reckless.

Sticking your head out of a sun roof isn't an act of fearlessness.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (f41Sg)

++++

Yes, they were stupid and reckless. And fearless. They did not have fear. They were lacking in fear. They were fearless.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:17 AM (pvjTE)

546 well, actually you would be the one conflating the two.

Uh ... no.

I am very clear on what a hero is.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:16 AM (MTjB1)


Clear, and incorrect.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:18 AM (f41Sg)

547 it is not a matter of consensus it is a matter of right and wrong. if you think this pilot was a hero you will love what the left has in store for the Constitution.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:18 AM (MTjB1)

548 I understand what you are trying to say, Y5. That heroism is uncommon valor in unfamiliar circumstances (or rather ones you have not been trained for.) She had been trained for these types of situations. The passenger who saved the other passenger was not.

I don't think I agree though. Was Audie Murphy less a hero because he was trained for combat?

Here is another question: does heroism depend on success? Were the soldiers who charged the stone wall at Fredricksburg any less heroic and gallant for their actions being futile? Were the confederates at Gettysburg? The Spartans at Thermopylae? (Although this is a bad comparison because their action was a strategic victory since it allowed the Greeks time to prepare.)

Does equipment matter? Were the three guys on the train in France less or more heroic because they were unarmed and the terrorist was? How does the fact that they had training factor in?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 01:18 AM (d4iVA)

549 Clear, and incorrect.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




hero is a word. it has a definition. things either fit the definition or not. these are not things I am jsut making up.
really, google dictionary.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:19 AM (MTjB1)

550 This took 10 min. To type, so I am over and out.
Posted by: prof disarray
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Heh. This took 10 12 14...

Nighters all youse.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:20 AM (cp1if)

551 I ate a hero at the Deli Zone about a year ago.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 19, 2018 01:20 AM (6FqZa)

552 it is not a matter of consensus it is a matter of right and wrong. if you think this pilot was a hero you will love what the left has in store for the Constitution.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:18 AM (MTjB1)


Don't follow your logic there. Can you explain?

Posted by: dDan at April 19, 2018 01:20 AM (hwYmz)

553 Yeah I should have been in bed 30 minutes ago, need to be up in oh 5.5 hours for the joy called work. *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 19, 2018 01:20 AM (Qlx4e)

554 551 I ate a hero at the Deli Zone about a year ago.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 19, 2018 01:20 AM (6FqZa)

Good?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 01:20 AM (d4iVA)

555 Night Anna.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 01:21 AM (d4iVA)

556
Yes, they were stupid and reckless. And fearless. They did not have fear. They were lacking in fear. They were fearless.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:17 AM (pvjTE)


Dude ... you're just screwing with me, now.

So you think that someone sticking their arm out of a car window in the wind is demonstrating some sort of fearlessness?

I mean, really ... Because I see utterly fearless people all over the roads, then.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:22 AM (f41Sg)

557 I love heroes, especially with pepperoni and provolone.

And on that note, thanks for the fun chat tonight everyone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2018 01:22 AM (eMKNe)

558 Heya Blanco.

Posted by: Smh in wonderment at April 19, 2018 01:22 AM (NH+2c)

559 I ate a hero at the Deli Zone about a year ago.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo
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Those are called 'Cubans' in Miami.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:22 AM (c/EDo)

560 it is not a matter of consensus it is a matter of right and wrong. if you think this pilot was a hero you will love what the left has in store for the Constitution.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:18 AM (MTjB1)


That's just ridiculous.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:23 AM (f41Sg)

561 I think the self-flattering equivocators on the left would argue that you can only be a hero if somebody regards you as hero, thus you're only a hero TO someone.

And their argument tends to go from here: who can say who is a hero to whom? So with all viewpoints being equal, anybody who is a hero TO someone gets the label "hero"--except anybody who believes that Trump is a hero--they just need therapy or to be removed from the public.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:23 AM (JhE5a)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 01:24 AM (d4iVA)

563 I ate a hero at the Deli Zone about a year ago.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 19, 2018 01:20 AM (6FqZa)
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RIP.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:24 AM (JhE5a)

564 I understand what you are trying to say, Y5. That heroism is uncommon valor in unfamiliar circumstances (or rather ones you have not been trained for.) She had been trained for these types of situations. The passenger who saved the other passenger was not.

I don't think I agree though. Was Audie Murphy less a hero because he was trained for combat?

Here is another question: does heroism depend on success? Were the soldiers who charged the stone wall at Fredricksburg any less heroic and gallant for their actions being futile? Were the confederates at Gettysburg? The Spartans at Thermopylae? (Although this is a bad comparison because their action was a strategic victory since it allowed the Greeks time to prepare.)

Does equipment matter? Were the three guys on the train in France less or more heroic because they were unarmed and the terrorist was? How does the fact that they had training factor in?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April




the training is not the problem. Dakota Meyer was trained for his job but demonstrated exceptional bravery, some might even say above and beyond the call of duty.

had sullenberger had the option to land the plane in a way that would guarantee his safety but increase the risk to everyone else and had he chosen to place their safety above his, that would be heroic or at least more heroic.

you have to make a choice to assume risk you could otherwise avoid.

calling everyone a hero cheapens what it means to real heroes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:24 AM (MTjB1)

565 Night qdpsteve.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 01:25 AM (d4iVA)

566 Heya Blanco.

Hey!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at April 19, 2018 01:26 AM (IcT7t)

567 Don't follow your logic there. Can you explain?
Posted by: dDan at April




words have defined meanings. open them up for debate and let people redefine them to mean whatever they want them to mean and you wind up with the problems we have with the second amendment and everything else that has been reinterpreted.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:27 AM (MTjB1)

568 Some etymology supports the idea that "hero" comes from the same PIE root as preserve, or ... conservative .

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:28 AM (JhE5a)

569 Y5


Your dictionaries are all fucked up, and retarded.

My Gold Wing (near) mishap required courage, which was supplied and applied, effectively.

In all of Human history... a Hero is simply one that is lauded, celebrated and held on high for a given act of bravery, courage or accomplishment, of which the "common man" could not imagine themselves doing.

Fuck the "Throws Self on Grenade" standard that you hold so dear.

Dr. Jonas Salk was a Hero to humanity.

So is Dr. Bourland for feeding all the world.

Roger Bannister is the Hero of the Four Minute Mile.

And you?

You're the Hero of Zero, so much as I can tell from your dour postings, here.

Enjoy your irrelevance, sir.

I'm to the snoozer now, y'all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 01:28 AM (QzJWU)

570 you have to make a choice to assume risk you could otherwise avoid.

No, you don't. You just have to save someone or some number of people from a disaster.

calling everyone a hero cheapens what it means to real heroes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:24 AM (MTjB1)


This hardly leads into calling everyone a hero. This, is what we call a "strawman argument".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:29 AM (f41Sg)

571 AoSHQ ONT: Come for the dick jokes, stay for the semantic arguments.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at April 19, 2018 01:30 AM (IcT7t)

572 Your dictionaries are all fucked up, and retarded.

My Gold Wing (near) mishap required courage, which was supplied and applied, effectively.

In all of Human history... a Hero is simply one that is lauded, celebrated and held on high for a given act of bravery, courage or accomplishment, of which the "common man" could not imagine themselves doing.

Fuck the "Throws Self on Grenade" standard that you hold so dear.

Dr. Jonas Salk was a Hero to humanity.

So is Dr. Bourland for feeding all the world.

Roger Bannister is the Hero of the Four Minute Mile.

And you?

You're the Hero of Zero, so much as I can tell from your dour postings, here.

Enjoy your irrelevance, sir.

I'm to the snoozer now, y'all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April




don't make me tear down your achievements. being a hero requires courage. having courage does not make you a hero. you may have had nerves of steel. you may have had giant brass clanger. nothing you did was heroic because all you did was save your own hide.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:30 AM (MTjB1)

573 Dude ... you're just screwing with me, now.

So you think that someone sticking their arm out of a car window in the wind is demonstrating some sort of fearlessness?

I mean, really ... Because I see utterly fearless people all over the roads, then.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:22 AM (f41Sg)

++++

Heh. I'm screwing with you? You're the one who chose to object to the way I used the word.

And, yes. When people have a lack of fear, that's fearless. The fearlessness maybe extremely reckless or brave or whatever else you want to call it, but is is still fearlessness.

I too see many fearless people on the roads. Perhaps it's that they have never been in an accident, or maybe just a lack of imagination. For whatever reason, they don't fear the possible consequences of their actions. They are fearless.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:31 AM (pvjTE)

574 you have to make a choice to assume risk you could otherwise avoid.

No, you don't. You just have to save someone or some number of people from a disaster.

calling everyone a hero cheapens what it means to real heroes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:24 AM (MTjB1)

This hardly leads into calling everyone a hero. This, is what we call a "strawman argument".
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April



so, how about this. say there is a cruise ship a thousand miles from shore and it is going to sink because there is a software error. no one on the ship can fix it because some reason. so they call back to shore on the sat phone and someone at headquarters pushes a single key to fix the software error, it fixes the software error and everything is fine. does he qualify as a hero? I would say not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:34 AM (MTjB1)

575 Your dictionaries are all fucked up, and retarded.

My Gold Wing (near) mishap required courage, which was supplied and applied, effectively.

In all of Human history... a Hero is simply one that is lauded, celebrated and held on high for a given act of bravery, courage or accomplishment, of which the "common man" could not imagine themselves doing.

Fuck the "Throws Self on Grenade" standard that you hold so dear.

Dr. Jonas Salk was a Hero to humanity.

So is Dr. Bourland for feeding all the world.

Roger Bannister is the Hero of the Four Minute Mile.

And you?

You're the Hero of Zero, so much as I can tell from your dour postings, here.

Enjoy your irrelevance, sir.

I'm to the snoozer now, y'all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April




by the way, I thought we were having a legitimate difference of opinion between gentlemen, however, if you want to make this personal and permanent, let me know and I will make a point to address your comments more frequently.

let me know when you come to your senses and are ready to apologize.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:37 AM (MTjB1)

576 The semantics wars, begun they have.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:37 AM (y3sT9)

577 And, yes. When people have a lack of fear, that's fearless. The fearlessness maybe extremely reckless or brave or whatever else you want to call it, but is is still fearlessness.

No. Fearlessness is not just the lack of fear. It's the lack of fear in cases where most people would experience fear. No one talks about being fearless about eating toast. Sure, you have no fear in eating toast .. but no normal person does. So we don't bother to classify that act as "fearless" even though it occurs without any fear involved.

I too see many fearless people on the roads. Perhaps it's that they have never been in an accident, or maybe just a lack of imagination. For whatever reason, they don't fear the possible consequences of their actions. They are fearless.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:31 AM (pvjTE)


No. Most of them are not fearless, in the least - not even about the acts they are doing. They don't have fear about sticking their hands out the windows because they don't imagine that anything bad could possibly come from it - as you stated just above. But that is not "fearlessness". There has to be a normal state of fear about something in order for someone to do it "fearlessly".

You wouldn't describe your opening of your front door to walk in to be a fearless act. You know you wouldn't. Because there is no normal fear associated with that. Now, maybe if there was some front door bomber around that might change, but as things stand now, opening the front door to walk in is not an act of fearlessness. It's just an act.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:38 AM (f41Sg)

578 don't make me tear down your achievements. being a hero requires courage. having courage does not make you a hero. you may have had nerves of steel. you may have had giant brass clanger. nothing you did was heroic because all you did was save your own hide.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:30 AM (MTjB1)



There's that "throws self on grenade" strawman again.

It's fucked up, too, and it's shit is similarly, all retarded.

Your insistence on the argument of your definition, lies entirely within your own grasp of whatever dictionaries you have at hand.

But it also flies in the face of the whole of human experience, history, legend and lore.

You, and your dictionaries... are not on the persuasive side of this argument.

I've got to hit the pillow. Alarm clock is unforgiving, and without compromise.

You all carry on without me. I'm sure that the least of you can subdue Y5s best arguments with one hand tied behind your back, just to make it fair.

/rush



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2018 01:38 AM (QzJWU)

579 Wow. I almost never come here anymore. Now I remember why.
You still a ginormous dick, Y5. Good to know.
Has this place been no fun at all since Maet left?

Posted by: Kahlua & Baileys at April 19, 2018 01:38 AM (0X6/I)

580 There's that "throws self on grenade" strawman again.

It's fucked up, too, and it's shit is similarly, all retarded.

Your insistence on the argument of your definition, lies entirely within your own grasp of whatever dictionaries you have at hand.

But it also flies in the face of the whole of human experience, history, legend and lore.

You, and your dictionaries... are not on the persuasive side of this argument.

I've got to hit the pillow. Alarm clock is unforgiving, and without compromise.

You all carry on without me. I'm sure that the least of you can subdue Y5s best arguments with one hand tied behind your back, just to make it fair.

/rush



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April




buy a dictionary. look up "strawman."

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:39 AM (MTjB1)

581 The semantics wars, begun they have.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:37 AM (y3sT9)
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"War" is obvious hyperbole and not actually not what most people would think is going on.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:40 AM (JhE5a)

582 so, how about this. say there is a cruise ship a thousand miles from shore and it is going to sink because there is a software error. no one on the ship can fix it because some reason. so they call back to shore on the sat phone and someone at headquarters pushes a single key to fix the software error, it fixes the software error and everything is fine. does he qualify as a hero? I would say not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:34 AM (MTjB1)


The guy who wrote the code that fixed it is the hero.

Next!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:40 AM (f41Sg)

583 The guy who wrote the code that fixed it is the hero.

Next!
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April



what was heroic?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)

584 buy a dictionary. look up "strawman."
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:39 AM (MTjB1)
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Saved you the money: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straw%20man

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (JhE5a)

585 There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are

There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away.

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (kUotE)

586 Just sayin'.

Posted by: Mariah Carey at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (kUotE)

587 The guy who wrote the code that fixed it is the hero.

Next!
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




what if he was the guy that caused the error that almost sank the ship?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)

588 what if he was the guy that caused the error that almost sank the ship?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)
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Then JFK gets a medal.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 01:42 AM (JhE5a)

589 what was heroic?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)


He saved 1,000 or 5,000 or whatever lives. I'm sure they would all consider him a hero if they knew what was going on.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:43 AM (f41Sg)

590 Billy, don't be a hero.

Posted by: Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods at April 19, 2018 01:44 AM (djCea)

591 Wow. I almost never come here anymore. Now I remember why.
You still a ginormous dick, Y5. Good to know.
Has this place been no fun at all since Maet left?
Posted by: Kahlua & Baileys at April



how are the reading is fundamental classes coming?

you either left out a word or used the wrong punctuation.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:44 AM (MTjB1)

592 Good night Horde, with your stacks of books.
Good night NSA, with your suspicious looks.
Good night 'ettes, 29 and fair.
Good night lurkers everywhere!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at April 19, 2018 01:45 AM (IcT7t)

593 Y5, you have been explicit in what is not heroic. I have asked explicitly what it takes for you to call something heroic.

What's your threshold?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 19, 2018 01:45 AM (fuK7c)

594 Fearless

FE'ARLESS, adjective

1. Free from fear; as fearless of death; fearless of consequences.

2. Bold; courageous; intrepid; undaunted; as a fearless hero; a fearless foe.

http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/fearless

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 01:45 AM (pvjTE)

595 He saved 1,000 or 5,000 or whatever lives. I'm sure they would all consider him a hero if they knew what was going on.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April



what is the definition of "hero" you use?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:46 AM (MTjB1)

596 May I just say, this is one of the most retarded arguments I've ever witnessed among the Horde. Ya'll are better than this.

About those columns, though..

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 01:46 AM (kUotE)

597 what if he was the guy that caused the error that almost sank the ship?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)


What if the kidnapper turns around and performs an act of uncommon courage, taking on extreme risk to his person in order to save his hostage's life?

You can look for the creases in any word's uses. That is the nature of human language.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:46 AM (f41Sg)

598 what if he was the guy that caused the error that almost sank the ship?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)

James Tiberius Kirk may have at times unwittingly caused the very dilemma he would later be forced to solve, but that in no way diminishes his heroism.

Posted by: Sjg at April 19, 2018 01:47 AM (gDSJf)

599 Y5, you have been explicit in what is not heroic. I have asked explicitly what it takes for you to call something heroic.

What's your threshold?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April



heroic requires you to assume risk and be courageous. I may not have answered your comment in particular but have done so throughout the thread.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:47 AM (MTjB1)

600 what is the definition of "hero" you use?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:46 AM (MTjB1)


I already wrote it down EXPLICITLY for you. Go look at my old posts.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:48 AM (f41Sg)

601 Have you ever been the guy to convince your girlfriend, niece, sister, cousin NOT to get that abortion?
Guess what, Sport - you saved a human life. You're a fucking hero.
But you're still a dick.

Posted by: Kahlua & Baileys at April 19, 2018 01:48 AM (0X6/I)

602 ---
"War" is obvious hyperbole and not actually not what most people would think is going on.
Posted by: Axeman
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Did I say 'wars'? Durnnit. Fat finger syndrome, I meant 'whores'.

Now, not literally 'whores', but metaphorically, which is to say, not exactly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:49 AM (nBBdT)

603 What if the kidnapper turns around and performs an act of uncommon courage, taking on extreme risk to his person in order to save his hostage's life?

You can look for the creases in any word's uses. That is the nature of human language.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




I am not talking about creases I am talking about the girders. in your scenario the kidnapper takes on extreme risk. now it depends why he did it but that could be heroic. did he have a change of mind about kidnapping? was he protecting the hostage from his colleagues? was he merely trying to protect the hostage to get the ransom? those all matter.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:50 AM (MTjB1)

604 I need a hero!

Posted by: Bonnie Tyler at April 19, 2018 01:50 AM (gDSJf)

605 Me too! <3

Posted by: Mariah Carey at April 19, 2018 01:51 AM (kUotE)

606 I already wrote it down EXPLICITLY for you. Go look at my old posts.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




Is this your definition?

When your actions save someone from death or other horrible tragedy you can be legitimately considered a hero, whether it was your job to do it or not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:52 AM (MTjB1)

607 We've only just begun....

Posted by: The Semantic Whores at April 19, 2018 01:52 AM (JhE5a)

608 hero is a word. it has a definition. things either fit the definition or not. these are not things I am jsut making up.
really, google dictionary.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:19 AM (MTjB1)



If you think any word has one single, set definition then your grasp of English, and language in general, is lacking.

That said, your idea of the proper uses of "hero" is incorrect. Not just overly limited - which it is - but incorrect, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:52 AM (f41Sg)

609 I wish they'd stop calling the Hulk a hero.

Posted by: Batman at April 19, 2018 01:53 AM (L7t0A)

610 Motive.

Pretty much what it comes down to.

Posted by: Smh in wonderment at April 19, 2018 01:54 AM (NH+2c)

611 If you think any word has one single, set definition then your grasp of English, and language in general, is lacking.

That said, your idea of the proper uses of "hero" is incorrect. Not just overly limited - which it is - but incorrect, too.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




words have meaning. the meanings include and exclude certain things. not everything is heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:55 AM (MTjB1)

612 Is this your definition?

When your actions save someone from death or other horrible tragedy you can be legitimately considered a hero, whether it was your job to do it or not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:52 AM (MTjB1)


That works for me. You can add a positive side too, if you like, but in the context of disaster that is my working definition.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:56 AM (f41Sg)

613 If you think any word has one single, set definition then your grasp of English, and language in general, is lacking.

That said, your idea of the proper uses of "hero" is incorrect. Not just overly limited - which it is - but incorrect, too.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




point me to a dictionary definition of hero that you agree with.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:57 AM (MTjB1)

614 There are $5 footlongs more heroic than the Hulk.

Posted by: Batman at April 19, 2018 01:57 AM (L7t0A)

615 I wish they'd stop calling the Hulk a hero.
Posted by: Batman
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Yeah, that guy needs some anger management training.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:57 AM (ZpfqO)

616 not everything is heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:55 AM (MTjB1)


Again with the strawman.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:57 AM (f41Sg)

617 That works for me. You can add a positive side too, if you like, but in the context of disaster that is my working definition.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April



it was posted by you at 470. I will keep looking if it was not what you were thinking of.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:58 AM (MTjB1)

618 Yeah, that guy needs some anger management training.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 19, 2018 01:57 AM (ZpfqO)
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Bah! You sound like Banner!

Posted by: Hulk at April 19, 2018 01:59 AM (JhE5a)

619 point me to a dictionary definition of hero that you agree with.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:57 AM (MTjB1)


I am my own dictionary.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 01:59 AM (f41Sg)

620 606
When your actions save someone from death or other horrible tragedy you can be legitimately considered a hero, whether it was your job to do it or not.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 01:52 AM (MTjB1)


See my #544. By that definition I was a hero, even though I wasn't even aware of the woman behind me.

I don't think what I did was the least bit heroic. I just wasn't in a hurry, is all.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2018 01:59 AM (sdi6R)

621 Save the cheerleader, save the world.

Posted by: Hiro Nakamura at April 19, 2018 02:00 AM (kUotE)

622
We could do a tune about this.

Posted by: The Strawbs at April 19, 2018 02:00 AM (ZpfqO)

623 Again with the strawman.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




that is not a strawman argument. the point is that definitions include and exclude things.

how is my definition incorrect? considering courage to be a requirement for heroism is not unusual.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:01 AM (MTjB1)

624 We could do a tune about this.
Posted by: The Strawbs at April 19, 2018 02:00 AM (ZpfqO)
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I hear the initial strains of that song in my head.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:01 AM (JhE5a)

625 I am my own dictionary.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April





well that solves that then.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:02 AM (MTjB1)

626 Not bird, nor plane, nor even frog,
it's just little old me

Posted by: Underdog at April 19, 2018 02:02 AM (gDSJf)

627 We could do a tune about this.
Posted by: The Strawbs at April 19, 2018 02:00 AM (ZpfqO)
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Us too.

Posted by: Ratt at April 19, 2018 02:02 AM (JhE5a)

628 > still a ginormous dick, Y5.

Yep, Y5 is now the ONT asshole. The best ONTs lack Y5's commentary.

Posted by: Hambone at April 19, 2018 02:02 AM (/uYLX)

629 See my #544. By that definition I was a hero, even though I wasn't even aware of the woman behind me.

I don't think what I did was the least bit heroic. I just wasn't in a hurry, is all.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2018 01:59 AM (sdi6R)


I think I would file incidental heroism under a different category, altogether. Though some are certainly considered heroes for actions that weren't necessarily willful.

Honestly, in the case you describe you imagine that she was headed towards certain disaster but she likely didn't think so (by your account of it) and wouldn't consider your act to be heroic towards her in any way, no matter.

When I said "save somebody" I meant really save them from impending doom - they would generally need to recognize it to call you a hero to them. If they didn't think they were in danger then they wouldn't give any of your actions a second thought.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 02:04 AM (f41Sg)

630 I got this:

Hero and Leander is the Greek myth relating the story of Hero (Ancient Greek: Ἡρώ, Hērṓ; pron. like "hero" in English), a priestess of Aphrodite who dwelt in a tower in Sestos on the European side of the Hellespont (today's Dardanelles), and Leander (Ancient Greek: Λέανδρος, Léandros), a young man from Abydos on the opposite side of the strait.

Posted by: Wiki at April 19, 2018 02:04 AM (c/EDo)

631 See my #544. By that definition I was a hero, even though I wasn't even aware of the woman behind me.

I don't think what I did was the least bit heroic. I just wasn't in a hurry, is all.
Posted by: rickl at April




I hope you do not think you are disagreeing with me because you are not, that is someone else's definition which I completely disagree with.

I agree that you may have saved her life but your actions were not heroic. You would have had to have an intention to save her life for your actions to be heroic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:05 AM (MTjB1)

632 still a ginormous dick, Y5.

Yep, Y5 is now the ONT asshole. The best ONTs lack Y5's commentary.
Posted by: Hambone at April




you two are so cute! look at y'all, calling names and all!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:07 AM (MTjB1)

633 Hey guys...

I took time time to look it up, and here's what I've got, as far as sussing out this congressional referral thing. Let me know what I've gotten wrong:

Comey:
-Obstruction of proceedings before Congress
- (Theft or disposal of) Public money, property or records
- Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information
- Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material
- Perjury
-Willful misrepresentation

Clinton:
-Unlawful Contributions and donations by foreign nationals

Lynch:
-Obstruction of proceedings before Congress

McCabe:
- Perjury
-Willful misrepresentation
-Obstruction of proceedings

Strzok/Page:
-Obstruction of proceedings

DoJ/FBI signatories of Carter Page FISA Warrant Application (unnamed):
-Deprivation of rights under color of law
- Obstruction of proceedings before Congress

Posted by: Paul Krugman at April 19, 2018 02:09 AM (UiRxW)

634 sock off

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 19, 2018 02:09 AM (UiRxW)

635 I need a gyro.

We have the meats.

Posted by: Ving Rhames at April 19, 2018 02:09 AM (gDSJf)

636 59 Do the Amish have their own dating website - AmishOnly.Com?

I wonder how wild & crazy they get when away from home.
Posted by: ALH at April 18, 2018 10:14 PM (YYn2L)

Probably have a 'zine, on a printing press like Franklin used.

Posted by: Bete, deplorable bot of Melancholy at April 19, 2018 02:10 AM (Ojki1)

637 In the archetypal hero case, there must be the choice to put yourself at risk for the sake of others. So stopping yourself from a truck t-boning you, is kind of like a logical implication relationship. A -> B means B that B might be independent of A, but A is sufficient to imply B.

Murder -> Death does not mean that Death is dependent on Murder. But it means that you will never have a Murder without there also being a death.

Without an intent to risk, no archetypal heroism can be done.

Posted by: Ratt at April 19, 2018 02:10 AM (JhE5a)

638 how is my definition incorrect? considering courage to be a requirement for heroism is not unusual.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:01 AM (MTjB1)


You can't know if someone is being courageous or doesn't understand the risks or doesn't care or is suicidal, so you really can't include the requirement of courage in the definition since that is unknowable.

Now, when you and your various dictionaries use the word "courage" in the definition you are really talking about something else - an act that you couldn't see yourself doing or that you would be scared to do (though you might do it). That isn't courage in the hero but only the requirement of courage in the mind of the person calling him a hero.

However, that kind-of, sort-of courage sort of thing is not a requirement to be a hero. It may occur in many acts of heroism but that is incidental.

A plague is sweeping the Earth and all people will be dead within 10 days. A scientist comes up with a cure and saves the world. He saves the entire world. Now, you can't get more heroic than that, since there would be no humans without his actions. He saved, literally, EVERYBODY. No courage. No fearlessness. No nothing. He just happened to solve a problem that no one else could and saved the future of Man.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 02:11 AM (f41Sg)

639 631
that is someone else's definition which I completely disagree with.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:05 AM (MTjB1)


That wasn't clear to me in your comment.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2018 02:13 AM (sdi6R)

640 Still though there is a sense in that "hero" also implies saving with uncommon skill, which would classify Sully's landing.

Defeating the Big Bad with uncommon fighting ability, for example.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:15 AM (JhE5a)

641 Killing the ONT

[ ] Heroic
[*] Not Heroic

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:16 AM (kUotE)

642 A plague is sweeping the Earth and all people will be dead within 10 days. A scientist comes up with a cure and saves the world. He saves the entire world. Now, you can't get more heroic than that, since there would be no humans without his actions. He saved, literally, EVERYBODY. No courage. No fearlessness. No nothing. He just happened to solve a problem that no one else could and saved the future of Man.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 19, 2018 02:11 AM (f41Sg)
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Although, I didn't see your post, that would be included in the uncommon--or rare--feat of skill category. And I think that's why we normally think of "bravery" as "heroic" because we're implying that it's an uncommon bravery.

In Greek, "'ero" is practically synonymous with demigod.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:17 AM (JhE5a)

643 Killing the ONT

[ ] Heroic
[*] Not Heroic
Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:16 AM (kUotE)
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Depends on how much a fight the ONT puts up.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:18 AM (JhE5a)

644 I settle squabbles by saying 'girls, girls, you're both beautiful.' Works every time!

Posted by: Bill in Chappaqua at April 19, 2018 02:19 AM (vHiu7)

645 So, do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Why are there Interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why is there braille on drive-up ATMs?

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:19 AM (kUotE)

646 ou can't know if someone is being courageous or doesn't understand the risks or doesn't care or is suicidal, so you really can't include the requirement of courage in the definition since that is unknowable.

Now, when you and your various dictionaries use the word "courage" in the definition you are really talking about something else - an act that you couldn't see yourself doing or that you would be scared to do (though you might do it). That isn't courage in the hero but only the requirement of courage in the mind of the person calling him a hero.

However, that kind-of, sort-of courage sort of thing is not a requirement to be a hero. It may occur in many acts of heroism but that is incidental.

A plague is sweeping the Earth and all people will be dead within 10 days. A scientist comes up with a cure and saves the world. He saves the entire world. Now, you can't get more heroic than that, since there would be no humans without his actions. He saved, literally, EVERYBODY. No courage. No fearlessness. No nothing. He just happened to solve a problem that no one else could and saved the future of Man.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April




you have to have intent to do something dangerous to you and optional to be heroic. that is what makes you a hero. when someone uses the phrase "my hero" they probably more likely mean savior or champion.

what some third party knows or does not know does not make what the hero did heroic or not.

interestingly, it is not likely that most of the stuff superman did is heroic because he is more or less invulnerable. for him running into a burning building or holding a flaming tanker truck up over a line of baby ducks crossing the street is not heroic because there is not risk to him.

the guy saving humanity might be called a hero but it would not be accurate to do so. heroism is not the only meaningful honor.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:20 AM (MTjB1)

647 ...What's the difference between a truckload of dead babies and a truckload of bowling balls?

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:21 AM (kUotE)

648 That wasn't clear to me in your comment.
Posted by: rickl at April



no sweat

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:22 AM (MTjB1)

649 Here you go, Websters:

1
a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b : an illustrious warrior
c : a person admired for achievements and noble qualities
d : one who shows great courage

Only the *fourth* one says anything about courage. The main thing is the power to save.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:22 AM (JhE5a)

650 another evening spent/wasted at a public meeting.... 'sup, y'all?

Posted by: Maxine Waters Hair at April 19, 2018 02:22 AM (LaaND)

651 Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:21 AM (kUotE)
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you can't unload bowling balls with a pitch fork.

#Duh

Posted by: Maxine Waters Hair at April 19, 2018 02:24 AM (LaaND)

652 650 Um, Im taco fuddy fye?

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:24 AM (kUotE)

653 off idiot sock

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:25 AM (LaaND)

654 I think that's hero foady fi

Posted by: NCKate at April 19, 2018 02:26 AM (bCtf/)

655 also, there's not a big market for bowling ball parts...

Posted by: Planned Paretnhood at April 19, 2018 02:26 AM (LaaND)

656 Here you go, Websters:

1
a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b : an illustrious warrior
c : a person admired for achievements and noble qualities
d : one who shows great courage

Only the *fourth* one says anything about courage. The main thing is the power to save.
Posted by: Axeman at Apri




well, only the fourth mentions the word courage, however, it is pretty likely the "a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b : an illustrious warrior " both demonstrated great courage.

the great strength and ability were usually for some feat of derring do and it is rare to celebrate warriors that are not courageous.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:26 AM (MTjB1)

657 651 Mandatory in every comedian's toolbox

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:27 AM (kUotE)

658 you can't unload bowling balls with a pitch fork.

#Duh
Posted by: Maxine Waters Hair at April 19, 2018 02:24 AM (LaaND)
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Bull. Put the bowling balls and the pitchfork on a pallet and get a fork truck.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:29 AM (JhE5a)

659 c : a person admired for achievements and noble qualities

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also takes courage: cowards rarely achieve anything to be admired, nor is cowardice considered noble in sane circles

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:30 AM (LaaND)

660 Maybe the best joke I know:

A Muslim man who lives in our neighborhood doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire, so we took up a collection for his family. We have almost 10 gallons already!

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:32 AM (kUotE)

661 Bull. Put the bowling balls and the pitchfork on a pallet and get a fork truck.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:29 AM (JhE5a)
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but if pitch over the fork truck, you have an OSHA incident on your hands.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:33 AM (LaaND)

662 what is a fork truck anyway, one that holds 3 tines the load of a regular one?

all i know about are fork lifts

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:34 AM (LaaND)

663 'Noble Qualities' also covers a lot of territory, but even if trained and prepared for a crisis, being able to keep your poise (read shit straight) even when the world is seemingly falling apart around you is pretty noble and admirable- in the best sense of 'noble.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 19, 2018 02:36 AM (d4iVA)

664 there should have been a "you" in #661, right after "if"

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:36 AM (LaaND)

665 the great strength and ability were usually for some feat of derring do and it is rare to celebrate warriors that are not courageous.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2018 02:26 AM (MTjB1)
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Nah, Hellboy is the hero of the movie Hellboy. There was never any threat to him. He's indestructible. But turning Earth into Hell (which is his one purpose) is a betrayal to who he has chosen to think of as his father. "Fulfilling his destiny" simply makes him into a device, a key. He was breaking off his horns and filing them down, because the idea was that the horns indicated him fulfilling his purpose. But the horns grew in an instant, once he started down that path.

What was at stake was whether or not he would choose or simply suffer fate (which would endanger people like Liz). No courage, just grit.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:38 AM (JhE5a)

666 naow?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:38 AM (LaaND)

667 nailing poast #666 makes me an ONT hero... WOOT


Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:39 AM (LaaND)

668 what is a fork truck anyway, one that holds 3 tines the load of a regular one?

all i know about are fork lifts
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:34 AM (LaaND)
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Interchangeable title for people in handling. Actually I think I've heard "fork truck" in warehouses more than "fork lift" because there are actually things that are lifts, that are a completely different things.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:40 AM (JhE5a)

669 i despair for the Horde and the ONT.

i through out a perfectly cromulent pun, and all i get back is a sensible answer...


Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:42 AM (LaaND)

670 If you pitch over a fork truck...somebody should have cleared the infield.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:43 AM (JhE5a)

671 throw...

i am was deficient on my ONT ethanol levels....

no wonder i can't type for shit.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:43 AM (LaaND)

672 another one... BIAB, gotta go get a scotch n water.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 02:45 AM (LaaND)

673 *throws fork across the room*

.....?

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:48 AM (kUotE)

674 Have not read the comments yet but thanks for the great post, Pink Floyd, Aretha and the column Girl is lovely too. Cheers

Posted by: Island Girl at April 19, 2018 02:49 AM (FJrl0)

675 Red, I read your comments ok. I thought you were just Confucius-ating the issue.

Posted by: Axeman at April 19, 2018 02:53 AM (JhE5a)

676 645 So, do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Why are there Interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why is there braille on drive-up ATMs?

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:19 AM (kUotE)

++++

1. Not if they are Woke.
2. Sweet, sweet federal highway dollars
3. Because they don't make different user interfaces for the walk up and drive up ATMs. That would cost extra. They make one kind and just plug it in where needed.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 02:54 AM (pvjTE)

677 676 I bet you're a blast at parties.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 02:55 AM (kUotE)

678 677 I couldn't hold a candle to you. Where would I be without someone to ask those questions?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 02:58 AM (pvjTE)

679 Lol.

A guy waved at me, came up to me and then said, "Sorry, I thought you were someone else."

I said, "I am."

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 03:02 AM (kUotE)

680 I couldn't hold a candle to you. Where would I be without someone to ask those questions?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 02:58 AM (pvjTE)
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out standing in your field?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:02 AM (LaaND)

681 if tin whistles are made out of tin, what do they make fog horns out of?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:03 AM (LaaND)

682 A dictionary for conservatives: Websters 1828 Dictionary. A traditional dictionary that has stood the test of time. Plus, it hasn't been infested with SJWs and other assorted PC douchebags.

http://webstersdictionary1828.com/

The All American Dictionary

-Webster's 1828 Dictionary contains the foundation of America's heritage and principal beliefs. It is contemporary with the American Constitution.

-It is an excellent reference for classical literature, Bible studies, history papers, and the ground work of explanation and reasoning for America's national documents.

-Christian readers will find it rewarding to compare Webster's definitions of such words as: marriage, education, sin, law, faith, and prayer, with those given in any modern dictionary. The difference gives an appreciation of early American values.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2018 03:03 AM (pvjTE)

683 I tried to call an old friend but the person who answered said that I had the wrong number.

I said, "No... YOU have the wrong number."

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 03:04 AM (kUotE)

684 true story: the local grocery store has been asking for donations on the data terminal where you stick your credit card...

every time, while i'm hitting the "no thanks" button, i've been saying "no, i'm not donating to Special Olympics... Congress has too much money as it is."

gets a chuckle, more often than not.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:06 AM (LaaND)

685 Why do we park on drive....

Oh, never mind.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 03:06 AM (kUotE)

686 TFG once confessed to being a Special Olympics-level bowler.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 03:08 AM (kUotE)

687 I've told this one before, but for work I had to go to the supermarket and buy like 15 bottles of isopropyl alcohol. I told the cashier that Dad was a severe alcoholic and he wouldn't know the difference. She bought it for a good 10 seconds before I lost my straight face.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 03:11 AM (kUotE)

688 Tip the fish, try the waitress.

Goodnight, Horde.

I'll be here all week.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 03:14 AM (kUotE)

689 TFG once confessed to being a Special Olympics-level bowler.
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somehow, i can't see that uncoordinated buffoon being that good... kinda like when the posed him with a shotgun shooting skeet, and the smoke coming out of the ports was obviously photoshopped in.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:20 AM (LaaND)

690 I've been a longtime reader, lurker, and sometime commenter here since I was stationed overseas in '04 and I have a story to tell. A bad news story. Not sure why I want to tell it or tell it here but I need to tell someone. If I had a dog it would be dead and I'd have a perfect country music song.

Last November I was diagnosed with rectal cancer complete with a large evil tumor. A low tumor. Any lower and it would have been skin cancer. I started chemotherapy and radiation in December and that reduced the tumor to a crater but I still needed to get surgery to remove it and the cancerous parts of my colon. I had that surgery three weeks ago and because of the location I also had my anus, rectum, and almost two foot of large intestine removed. Poof. Gone. So now I have an ostomy bag for the remainder of my life. Although technically now cancer free as far as they know I have 6 months of more chemo to look forward to as we nuke it from orbit (just to be sure).

While in the hospital the surgeon also told me I was a diabetic. Suprise! You'd think that the months of weekly labs prior to surgery could have detected that little gem but no I get to find out 5 hours after surgery.

A week after release, that is, two weeks ago I tore some stitches out while gently sitting on a pillow on a cushy chair. I now have a vacuum pump machine attached 24/7 to keep my wounds closed. It makes a terrible noise and is painful but it is keeping me out of the hospital for the time being.

While laying in bed last week (since I can't do much else) Mrs. Feverhead tells me the IRS says we owe $10K on our 2016 taxes since we apparently made 100% profit on stock we sold (hint: we didn't). While talking to Mrs. Feverhead about the IRS issue and the fact that she probably shouldn't have put $0 as the cost basis on the stock sale, she just up and announces that she's done with our marriage and is leaving me. Like that. Out of the blue. Nothing I can do or change to make her stay, she doesn't care about counseling or trying to make it work and that she's hated all 28 years of our marriage. Apparently, while I've had my arsehole removed I am still some sort of huge unreformable arsehole. Within a day she has an apartment rented and moves out with my son. She even took the kitchen table. WTF?

So, I'm now a diabetic invalid with cancer and no asshole or rectum going through a divorce from the wife I have loved for 28 years. My 2018 has really sucked ass.

That's where things stand. It has almost circled so far out the tragedy wing it has become comedy but it is really hard for me to laugh at it. Don't worry about me offing myself. I've come too far for that drama. Since most gun deaths are suicide (a stat misused by the left every day) and I didn't know what I was facing I called my best friend and old army buddy and "lent" him my firearms after I was diagnosed. Since I'm in a recreational use state I then bought a jumbo Bob Marley spliff and put that in the gun safe where my favorite rifle used to sit.

That planning paid off last week.

I have one request of the horde. If you have a religious bent please say a prayer for me. I could really, really use it.

Thanks.

Mr. Feverhead

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 03:21 AM (hUqh+)

691 Goodnight Horde!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DX42_3ZKv8c

Posted by: Surfperch at April 19, 2018 03:26 AM (J7NdS)

692 Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 03:21 AM (hUqh+)

Prayers. I hope things turn around for you, Mr. Feverhead.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 19, 2018 03:33 AM (J7NdS)

693 Prayers. I hope things turn around for you, Mr. Feverhead.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 19, 2018 03:33 AM (J7NdS)

Thanks - oddly, listening to the Doors helps me sleep and you posted one of my favorites. It's a sign.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 03:35 AM (hUqh+)

694 i'll forward your prayer request to Fenlon Spoke in the AM.

as for the gun safe thing, let me guess: your soon to be ex filed a restraining order against you, and they came for your gubs?

what a scrunt.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:43 AM (LaaND)

695 The fucks up, Rons?

Posted by: eleven at April 19, 2018 03:45 AM (+lOpA)

696 Later taters.

Posted by: eleven at April 19, 2018 03:47 AM (+lOpA)

697 PS: yeah, they should have noticed your diabetes a tad early.

and your doctor is an ass for telling you immediately post surgery.

but surgeons tend to be arrogant assholes any way, in my experience.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:48 AM (LaaND)

698 Mr. Feverhead, we'll all pray for you.

Hold on until things are a just little better and you can start to take control. Rely on your friend.

Talking to us about it is a good step, and I for one am humbled.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 03:49 AM (kUotE)

699 Posted by: eleven at April 19, 2018 03:45 AM (+lOpA)


Posted by: eleven at April 19, 2018 03:47 AM (+lOpA)


only a day walker would expect an immediate response this late on a weekday ONT

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:49 AM (LaaND)

700 forwarded your request to CBD and Mis Hum just now, so they can forward it to Fenlon... that way she should get it early tomorrow, rather than on Left Coast time

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 03:51 AM (LaaND)

701 Thanks everyone. No restraining order. I gave my friend my guns to hold back in November as soon as I was diagnosed with cancer since I figured there would be some low points ahead. I just didn't know how low. I've never been abusive or violent to my family so there is no basis for a restraining order and besides I'm pretty much flat on my back for the time being anyway. I just got the internet turned back on since she took that as well.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 03:59 AM (hUqh+)

702 I am praying for you Mr Feverhead.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 19, 2018 04:00 AM (nBr1j)

703 702 I am praying for you Mr Feverhead.
Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 19, 2018 04:00 AM (nBr1j)

Thanks. You guys don't know how good that makes me feel.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:01 AM (hUqh+)

704 703 You did the right thing reaching out, man.

Posted by: Johnny at April 19, 2018 04:05 AM (kUotE)

705 Mr. Feverhead

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 03:21 AM (hUqh+)

...

Praying for you mr feverhead.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:07 AM (yL25O)

706 690 damn, dude. Yeah, I'll pray.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 19, 2018 04:07 AM (UiRxW)

707 Damn, Feverhead, what a sad tale.
Prayers up.

Posted by: backbeat baby at April 19, 2018 04:08 AM (w7KSn)

708 *sits down in chair*

So, have the Semantics stopped?

Mr Feverhead, that is a horrible litany of woe. My thoughts and prayers for you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 19, 2018 04:08 AM (ycWCI)

709 Mr. Feverhead, your write-up of your story is great. There's a talent that should help in the tough days.

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:09 AM (ecMDh)

710 697 PS: yeah, they should have noticed your diabetes a tad early.

and your doctor is an ass for telling you immediately post surgery.

but surgeons tend to be arrogant assholes any way, in my experience.

Arrogant yes, but I cut the surgeon some slack since he'd just spent 5 hours rooting around in my innards.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:09 AM (hUqh+)

711 Morning Horde! After yesterday's gall bladder attack failed to improve, I had my wife drive me to the ER. After two doses of morphine (on top of vicodin) only managed to dull the pain, I was schedule to have it removed later that morning. A short nap later, and I was out, and getting ready to be discharged. Sore from the surgery, but it's much preferrable to the pain of a gall bladder attack (plus, got to keep the stones)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 04:10 AM (+F0Wk)

712 Dammit, I cannot type the joke I immediately thought of.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 19, 2018 04:11 AM (ycWCI)

713 We're just about done with our all-nighter getting this permit set out.

I do not love my job, but I'm 20 years in and it's too late to change. Ah well.

good news is enough hours in the week that it's a four day weekend from here.

Going to Houston to watch my son's robotics team compete in the world finals. woo hoo.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:11 AM (yL25O)

714 >>>Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 04:10 AM (+F0Wk)

And it's all uphill from here. Thanks for the gallbladder update.

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:11 AM (ecMDh)

715 Ace has the best commenters on the planet. Thanks for everyone's well wishes and prayers.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:11 AM (hUqh+)

716 Going to Houston to watch my son's robotics team compete in the world finals. woo hoo.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:11 AM (yL25O)

Good luck to him, TD.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 19, 2018 04:12 AM (ycWCI)

717 Feverhead saying a prayer for you,
I need to get my lower abdomen checked, never had a colonoscopy and should.

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 04:12 AM (aC6Sd)

718 711 Morning Horde! After yesterday's gall bladder attack failed to improve, I had my wife drive me to the ER. After two doses of morphine (on top of vicodin) only managed to dull the pain, I was schedule to have it removed later that morning. A short nap later, and I was out, and getting ready to be discharged. Sore from the surgery, but it's much preferrable to the pain of a gall bladder attack (plus, got to keep the stones)
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 04:10 AM (+F0Wk)

...

Ug. We're right at this decision point with my wife. Last month she had a gall stone and a kidney stone passing at the same time.

She had gone to help the MIL recovery from mastectomy surgery and ended up in the ER herself.

She hasn't had it out yet but leaning that way.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:12 AM (yL25O)

719 >>>She hasn't had it out yet but leaning that way.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:12 AM (yL25O)

The surgery is not a big deal, if they do a laparoscopy. I was put on a drug drip, stone cold out, woke up, done.

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:15 AM (ecMDh)

720 Good luck to him, TD.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 19, 2018 04:12 AM (ycWCI)

...

Thanks.

They completely washed out in the regular season. Won a lottery slot to the worlds.

So it's been a crazy six weeks as they started over from scratch, which was their only hope. Robot 2.0 is functional as of Monday night and seems to be kicking ass.

We'll see how far Cinderella goes

Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:15 AM (yL25O)

721 The surgery is not a big deal, if they do a laparoscopy. I was put on a drug drip, stone cold out, woke up, done.
Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:15 AM (ecMDh)

...

Yeah, it's that we're hearing that the surgery is not always successful in relieving symptoms, and some people have loose stools for the rest of their lives.

OTOH, if she has passed three stones, because that's how many episodes she's had, then those stones are somewhere in her system waiting to cause trouble too.

I say take it out but that's more the engineer in me saying fix it.

She's on the bubble.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:17 AM (yL25O)

722 Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 04:10 AM (+F0Wk)

If two shots of morphine won't help it must be an intense pain indeed.

One of the genius devices I discovered during my hospital stay is the patient-controlled morphine pump. Every 8 minutes you could give yourself a shot of morphine by pushing a button. You can't overdose because you'd pass out first.

I think people are not afraid of the pain they are in but are terrified of the potential pain. The morphine pump is genius how it puts the patient in control of that. A psychological device as much as a physical pain relief device.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:18 AM (hUqh+)

723 Making Apple pancakes today

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 04:21 AM (aC6Sd)

724 I need to get my lower abdomen checked, never had a colonoscopy and should.
Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 04:12 AM (aC6Sd)

I waited too long. I recommend folks don't wait but understand why they do. I might still have all my parts if I'd done it before symptoms showed. Or I might not. Who knows?

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (hUqh+)

725 >>>721 The surgery is not a big deal, if they do a laparoscopy. I was put on a drug drip, stone cold out, woke up, done.
Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:15 AM (ecMDh)

...

Yeah, it's that we're hearing that the surgery is not always successful in relieving symptoms, and some people have loose stools for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:17 AM (yL25O)

Oh, I did not know that possible outcome. On the flip side, I have a friend who ignored symptoms and her gall bladder exploded (I don't know the medical lingo). Which can't happen if it ain't there!

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (ecMDh)

726 Ok, off to play some Warframe, and then bed. You all have a good night.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (ycWCI)

727 A hero is someone who suffers inconvenience for the cause of truth.

Posted by: Al Gore at April 19, 2018 04:24 AM (L7t0A)

728 Making Apple pancakes today

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 04:21 AM (aC6Sd)
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what algorithm do you use?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 04:26 AM (LaaND)

729 Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (hUqh+)

What's the story behind your nic? If you can tell us.

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:27 AM (ecMDh)

730 Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (ecMDh)

---
the term you're looking for, but want to avoid, is "ruptured"... it's never a good thing.

see appendix, for example.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 19, 2018 04:28 AM (LaaND)

731 Yeah, it's that we're hearing that the surgery is not always successful in relieving symptoms, and some people have loose stools for the rest of their lives.

OTOH, if she has passed three stones, because that's how many episodes she's had, then those stones are somewhere in her system waiting to cause trouble too.

I say take it out but that's more the engineer in me saying fix it.

She's on the bubble.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 19, 2018 04:17 AM (yL25O)

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I had laparoscopic surgery, and it was just as m described. Out like a light (I remember being positioned on the surgical bed, but nothing after that), and then just waking up from the anesthesia.

I didn't know you could pass gall stones, though I suppose if they're small enough, they'll fit through the ducts. One of mine, at least was larger than the duct, so wasn't going anywhere. Removing the gall bladder should clear up the problem, as there is no place for the stones to reform.

I did read, too that some people have issues with loose stools. For me, I'd rather that than knowing that screwing up my diet even once would leave me in horrible pain for hours.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 04:28 AM (+F0Wk)

732 729 Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (hUqh+)

What's the story behind your nic? If you can tell us.

I used to comment here as anonymoose until around 2012 but I had the flu one night, couldn't sleep, and changed it to Mr. Feverhead on a whim because I had a fever. I didn't mean it to be permanent but I'm lazy and anonymoose was kind of silly. Mr. Feverhead stuck.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:31 AM (hUqh+)

733 Arrogant yes, but I cut the surgeon some slack since he'd just spent 5 hours rooting around in my innards.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:09 AM (hUqh+)

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i was speaking from years of experience in w*rking with and around them in the field, plus a couple of surgeries myself.

to be honest, it takes a certain level of arrogance to be one, let alone a good one, because, frankly, you have to be cocky to say, "yeah, i can cut into another human's body and do things to it."

the less arrogant become coroners.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 19, 2018 04:32 AM (LaaND)

734 Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 19, 2018 04:32 AM (LaaND)

Yeah, I can't imagine the nads it must take to cut into someone the first time.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:34 AM (hUqh+)

735 >>>730 Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (ecMDh)

---
the term you're looking for, but want to avoid, is "ruptured"... it's never a good thing.

see appendix, for example.
Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 19, 2018 04:28 AM (LaaND)

Thanks! Another option I had thought of is "busted."

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:35 AM (ecMDh)

736 >>>732 729 Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:22 AM (hUqh+)

What's the story behind your nic? If you can tell us.

I used to comment here as anonymoose until around 2012 but I had the flu one night, couldn't sleep, and changed it to Mr. Feverhead on a whim because I had a fever. I didn't mean it to be permanent but I'm lazy and anonymoose was kind of silly. Mr. Feverhead stuck.
Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:31 AM (hUqh+)

Thanks. I think "Johnny Fever" when I read it.

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:36 AM (ecMDh)

737 regarding anesthesia, besides having been awake through the entirety of my recent colonoscopy, i am apparently one of those people who do NOT get memory loss from midazolam (Versed).

i've had it 4 times, and remember everything about what happened prior to receiving it. only 'scope i slept all the way thorough was at a real hospital, not the VA.

i still woke up earlier than they thought, after getting 50% more than their usual dosage, as i wasn't sedated by the base dose, and then immediately sat up, no dizziness, no nada. the recovery room staff was shocked.

my liver is AWESOME!

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 19, 2018 04:37 AM (LaaND)

738 What algorithm do you use?

Kodiak Power Cake mix

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 04:37 AM (aC6Sd)

739 Thanks. I think "Johnny Fever" when I read it.
Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:36 AM (ecMDh)

WKRP in Cincinnati. A classic. I should have a better origin story.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:38 AM (hUqh+)

740 731 Out like a light (I remember being positioned on the surgical bed, but nothing after that), and then just waking up from the anesthesia.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 04:28 AM (+F0Wk)

That's how my colonoscopy went, too. Yay, drug drips. It's all really a miracle.

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:39 AM (ecMDh)

741 Thanks! Another option I had thought of is "busted."|

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:35 AM (ecMDh)
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descriptive, but *not* med speak...

every field has it's own jargon. at least we don't write prescriptions in hieroglyphs any more...

the whole purpose of that practice was to keep info AWAY from the patient. but it caused metric buttloads of errors to, so it started going away in the 90s

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 19, 2018 04:40 AM (LaaND)

742 Okay my pain meds are starting to wane and I'm going to have to go to sleep. Thanks again for all the well wishes and prayers. I'm sure tomorrow will bring something better.

Good night!

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:43 AM (hUqh+)

743 My drum licks can make pancakes? The things I learn here.

Posted by: Al Gore at April 19, 2018 04:43 AM (L7t0A)

744 okay... now that the day walkers are here, i'm for bed...

Best wishes Mr Feverhead. i just assumed that it was a TRO, because that's pretty much a boilerplate thing with divorces these days, peaceable history or not.

either way, i'm glad your forethought paid off. look forward to the day when you van get back out to the range and such.

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 04:44 AM (LaaND)

745 P.S. It really does help to share. I feel a whole level of better now.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 04:44 AM (hUqh+)

746
Cowardly Lion: Courage!
What makes a King out of a slave?
Courage!
What makes the flag on the mast to wave?
Courage!
What makes the elephant charge his tusk, in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage!
What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder?
Courage!
What makes the dawn come up like thunder?
Courage!
What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the "ape" in apricot?
What have they got that I ain't got?
Others: Courage!
Cowardly Lion: Then you can say that again!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 04:47 AM (pNxlR)

747
Prayers for you, Mr. Feverhead

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 04:49 AM (pNxlR)

748 Jeez feverhead seems like you lost TWO assholes this month what a c*nt

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at April 19, 2018 04:49 AM (9TR2V)

749 Feverhead - keep posting everyday

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 04:51 AM (aC6Sd)

750 There was no restraining order; he clarified that above.

744 Best wishes Mr Feverhead. i just assumed that it was a TRO
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 19, 2018 04:44 AM (LaaND)

701 Thanks everyone. No restraining order. I gave my friend my guns to hold back in November as soon as I was diagnosed with cancer since I figured there would be some low points ahead. I just didn't know how low. I've never been abusive or violent to my family so there is no basis for a restraining order and besides I'm pretty much flat on my back for the time being anyway. I just got the internet turned back on since she took that as well.
Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at April 19, 2018 03:59 AM (hUqh+)

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:51 AM (ecMDh)

751 Morning from LaGuardia Airport in NYC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 04:52 AM (WpVNK)

752 >>>748 Jeez feverhead seems like you lost TWO assholes this month what a c*nt
Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at April 19, 2018 04:49 AM (9TR2V)

Pretty good! Hope he sees that.

Posted by: m at April 19, 2018 04:52 AM (ecMDh)

753 Courage =/= Heroism. I thought we established this. Evel Knievel has courage, but he's not a hero. Neither is the lion.

Posted by: Al Gore at April 19, 2018 04:52 AM (L7t0A)

754 Thank G-D American always lets me use their lounge.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 04:56 AM (WpVNK)

755 I hear there was an earthquake near Irans nuke facility. Must be them damn
Jews

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 04:57 AM (WpVNK)

756 I hear there was an earthquake near Irans nuke facility. Must be them damn
Jews
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 04:57 AM (WpVNK)

------

Sigh. I suppose that means the Morning Report will be late this morning...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 05:00 AM (+F0Wk)

757 Well JJ is on the political side of the JDL not the Military arm. Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:01 AM (WpVNK)

758 Column woman reminds me of a actress, I think was in Lost.

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 05:02 AM (aC6Sd)

759 Yeah, but I thought he had his hands on the controls of the weather machine. Or is the earthquake machine a different department?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 05:03 AM (+F0Wk)

760 Ok anyone on this early know the best restaurant near Meridian MS?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:04 AM (WpVNK)

761 Everyone still sleeping?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:16 AM (WpVNK)

762 Never been to Mississippi, been to more than half but never there

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 05:17 AM (aC6Sd)

763 Sorry, can't help. I can tell you what the internet recommends (though you can probably find that out yourself), but I've never been to MS myself.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 19, 2018 05:18 AM (+F0Wk)

764 >>>>>Ok anyone on this early know the best restaurant near Meridian MS?



Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:04 AM
.
.
.Sorry no help from me as I haven't been there since 1981.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 19, 2018 05:19 AM (+Dllb)

765 Yes I googled it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:20 AM (WpVNK)

766 Those are the nicest columns I've seen tonight.

Posted by: Ironwood at April 19, 2018 05:21 AM (3T/nT)

767 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 04:52 AM (WpVNK)

La Guardia is a hellhole! No chance of flying out of Newark?

I know you hate it, but it can't be worse than LGA!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2018 05:21 AM (wYseH)

768 Well if nothing else Meridian is bigger than I expected, here I thought you got to the main town intersection looked a couple of blocks each way and you would see the whole town.

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 05:22 AM (aC6Sd)

769 Generally for breakfast any diner is as good as any other, look for other customers then give it a try.

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 05:24 AM (aC6Sd)

770 Haven't been to MS since 1990 but I'll suggest Cracker Barrel. No, I have no idea if they do breakfast. Or find a local diner. Those are usually pretty good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 19, 2018 05:24 AM (pQMtP)

771 Seems to be quite a few Waffle House's in Meridian.

{using Bing Maps}

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 19, 2018 05:26 AM (pQMtP)

772 Have a great day horde, still in low 50's here rain maybe.

Will Spring ever show up?

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 05:26 AM (aC6Sd)

773 Cracking my knuckles in preparation of tweeting. Always check in @ AoS prior. MAGA!

Posted by: POTUS 45 at April 19, 2018 05:26 AM (vHiu7)

774 1995? 96? Coworker was all about the Palm pilot, spent all his time writing software for inventory management. I tried to set him straight and let him know no one would want a tiny hand sized computer when they could have a small portable laptop.
He ignored me and now has to deal with a much higher tax bracket and the empty life of an early retirement. I pity the fool.

Posted by: Downcast at April 19, 2018 05:28 AM (v2Njf)

775

Pretty sure my penis is a lesbian. Can I get a Federal grant to look into this?

Posted by: Caligula at April 19, 2018 05:28 AM (L70NS)

776 Something called Weidmanns is open 24 hours in Meridian. Bing gives it 4 1/2 stars.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 19, 2018 05:28 AM (pQMtP)

777 Woof.

Posted by: Elizabeth



Woof - Woof.

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 05:36 AM (ze/Re)

778 Morning all. Two more days of FLA sunshine, then I'll return to No. Ill for, what looks like, SPRING!

I picked two good weeks to be out of town.

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 05:41 AM (BdsCV)

779

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woof-Woof?

Well, me actually. I'm afraid of everything my own shadow of my own penis my own craving for Starbucks BBC up my bum...

Posted by: Twinkenfueher Hogg at April 19, 2018 05:42 AM (L70NS)

780 Actually for an early flight LGA is not to bad and there are more flights to Mississippi on American from LGA

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:44 AM (n+K65)

781 Well, me actually. I'm afraid of everything my own shadow of my own penis my own craving for Starbucks BBC up my bum...
Posted by: Twinkenfueher Hogg

Mommys new friend "Uncle Roger"

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 05:44 AM (BdsCV)

782 On plane. Got Upgraded to First. All is good in the world

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:45 AM (n+K65)

783 On plane. Got Upgraded to First. All is good in the world
Posted by: Nevergiveup

AoSHQ Platinum Membership perk?

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 05:46 AM (BdsCV)

784 Yes Ace platinum perk plus American Airlines platinum also. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2018 05:47 AM (n+K65)

785 >>>I hear there was an earthquake near Irans nuke facility. Must be them damn Jews

The Iranian scientists are competing to receive the CherNobel Prize in physics. It'd be funny if they built the plant on a fault line by mistake.

Posted by: Al Gorbachev at April 19, 2018 05:47 AM (L7t0A)

786 You are on my prayer list, Mr. Feverhead. God bless you.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 19, 2018 06:00 AM (g32Cf)

787 https://tinyurl.com/yb9q34yd

170 Democrats sign resolution calling for Pruitt the Planetkiller to resign.

Posted by: Al Gore at April 19, 2018 06:01 AM (L7t0A)

788

Weatherjoos Will be sent to my camps for the NRAjoos... and ALL of the NRA are joos...

Posted by: Twinkenfueher Hogg at April 19, 2018 06:03 AM (L70NS)

789 Will Spring ever show up?

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 05:26 AM

#TwoWeeks

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 19, 2018 06:09 AM (LOgQ4)

790 Will Spring ever show up?

Posted by: Skip at April 19, 2018 05:26 AM

#TwoWeeks
Posted by: Forgot My Nic

When setting up Winter on their weather machine. Weather Joos didn't realize that "turn it up to 11" was a joke

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 06:11 AM (BdsCV)

791 Spring is resisting coming to Virginia, at least my part. We have another freeze warning for tomorrow morning. Yay.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:12 AM (oMtOd)

792 bluebell, we have your cold weather now.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 19, 2018 06:17 AM (hyuyC)

793 It's going to be a bright, bright sunshinny day, but cold.
I think I can make it now.
Gonna be a bright, bright sunshinny day.

maybe

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 19, 2018 06:17 AM (roQNm)

794 Spring is resisting coming to Virginia,

Resist we much

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 06:18 AM (BdsCV)

795 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 19, 2018 06:18 AM (hyuyC)

796 Hi Salty! It's been an unusually cold spring here, not that I have anything to complain about compared to the folks in WI and out that way. But all the trees are late blooming, which means allergy season is going to go longer. Blech.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:19 AM (oMtOd)

797 Morning all. What fresh hell awaits?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2018 06:21 AM (+BxpP)

798 Morning all. What fresh hell awaits?
Posted by: rickb223

Sorry. No fresh hell. All of it is in the day/week/year old section.

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 06:22 AM (BdsCV)

799 bluebell

Hope the cold leads to less pollen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 19, 2018 06:23 AM (hyuyC)

800

George Soros popped my Bunghole Cherry 5 years ago... does he wrote, does he call? No. Turn 14 and it's like you never existed, the bastard Nazi joo...

Posted by: Twinkenfueher Hogg at April 19, 2018 06:24 AM (L70NS)

801 Eh, Salty, it always comes sooner or later. I prefer sooner, because then it's done earlier.

On the bright side, the Red Sox are the best team in baseball at 15-2, so all is not lost.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:25 AM (oMtOd)

802 Now that New York Attorney general Schneider want state law to override presidential pardons because Trump may pardon victims of Dem political witch hunts (like, say, prosecuting Exxon for non-existing memos about non-existing global warming.)

What is it with New York that they elect the biggest Dem a**holes in the country? Not a low bar given the number of Dem a**holes in the country. Remind me to never move there.

Posted by: Ripley at April 19, 2018 06:25 AM (MxEKc)

803 I like columns. Having a long portico with columns and an overhanging roof, so you can sit outside watching a summer rainstorm, is an ambition of mine. Maybe in my next house.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 19, 2018 06:26 AM (tU+ul)

804 170 Democrats sign resolution calling for Pruitt the Planetkiller to resign.

Posted by: Al Gore


Want in one hand & shit in the other.
See which one fills up the quickest.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 19, 2018 06:28 AM (+BxpP)

805 bluebell

Lack of rain and cold has kept pollen activity low out here. Some of the trees are trying to bud, but yhen a cold blast comes in to discourage them.

And the wheat crop is in poor shape.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 19, 2018 06:28 AM (hyuyC)

806 Huck, we have a front porch that goes the length of our house, and we all love being out there in summer rainstorms. We have four rocking chairs out there (my husband says it looks like Cracker Barrel but I don't care).

Our summer rainstorms usually come with a lot of thunder and lightning and the wind blows the rain onto the porch, so we don't last too long. But when it's a more gentle rain I could sit out there all day.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:29 AM (oMtOd)

807

I sew bastard Nazi jooos open for Bunghole Cherry Poppers at Golden Gate Park in 69..

Posted by: Deerpy at April 19, 2018 06:29 AM (L70NS)

808 Salty, sorry to hear about the wheat crop. Not good for the farmers.

The cherry trees and forsythia have all bloomed and are losing their petals. My azaleas have little buds - normally they are in full bloom or close to it by now. Dogwoods come a bit later.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:31 AM (oMtOd)

809 https://tinyurl.com/yb9q34yd

170 Democrats sign resolution calling for Pruitt the Planetkiller to resign.

Posted by: Al Gore

Sounds like he's over the target.

Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 06:33 AM (LM5QY)

810 A steady gentle rain (when its warm anyway) is great entertainment for me too, Bluebell. Your porch sounds great.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 19, 2018 06:33 AM (tU+ul)

811 I hope DJT is energized to start the day. I love the sound of exploding lefty media heads in the morning.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 19, 2018 06:36 AM (tU+ul)

812 Thanks, Huck - it really is great. It didn't come with the house - we added it about 13 or 14 years ago, I think. My husband spoils me.

In years past when I had to plan schoolwork for all five kids over the summer, I would often sit out there with my books and my laptop and a pitcher of ice water or lemonade. Until it got too humid or the mosquitoes found me. Usually it was the humidity that would do me in.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:36 AM (oMtOd)

813 TIme to get ready for work.

Have a blessed day everyone. May every traffic light turn green as you approach.

Spring is here, it is just disguised.

Yesterday I saw one large male turkey, a large survivor. With his tail feathers out in a full display. The 14 hens around him were all intent on finding food, and ignored hm. But, soon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 19, 2018 06:37 AM (hyuyC)

814 Ciao, Salty! I'm using my ESP to turn all your traffic lights green too.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:37 AM (oMtOd)

815 I hope DJT is energized to start the day. I love the sound of exploding lefty media heads in the morning.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

I had read that he took the Japanese PM to one of the ponds the golf course yesterday. He and Abe tossed in cherry bombs to "feed" the fish. They both laughed their asses off. Then the white van pulled up and blocked the photo

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 06:39 AM (BdsCV)

816 Good morning Bluebell.

I never knew you were an early riser.

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 06:39 AM (ze/Re)

817 Good morning Horde. Looks like I missed a fun thread about old toys last night. Bummer.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 06:42 AM (lwiT4)

818
I just rewatched Trump's ad that used Hillary barking in it. Great LOL to begin the day.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 06:42 AM (pNxlR)

819 Bluebell, how far west are you. Wife mentioned that it was cold, but not frosty.

Posted by: Jean at April 19, 2018 06:42 AM (LM5QY)

820 Last!

Hola, Peeps.

Posted by: fluffy at April 19, 2018 06:42 AM (cHbmY)

821 Well, despite all the hate mongering here at the SPLC-approved hate site AosHQ, I wish everyone a productive and peaceful day. The good word is the Democrats do not rule, today.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 19, 2018 06:42 AM (tU+ul)

822 What is it with New York that they elect the biggest Dem a**holes in the country?
Posted by: Ripley at April 19, 2018 06:25 AM


Ahem.

Posted by: California at April 19, 2018 06:44 AM (DMUuz)

823
Then the white van pulled up and blocked the photo


Carbone News Network hardest hit

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 06:44 AM (pNxlR)

824

Today is weekly shiv sharpening day for Bluebell. And she has a lot of shivs. Gotta statt early...

Posted by: Deerpy at April 19, 2018 06:44 AM (L70NS)

825 Hi JT - yes, fairly early riser, just not usually an early poster. But the pollen had me up at about 5:15 today which is early for me.

Jean, I'm in the very NW tip of Fairfax County. It's not freezing now - it's 50 according to my thermometer. But it won't get much higher. The freeze warning is for tomorrow morning.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:45 AM (oMtOd)

826 The cherry trees and forsythia have all bloomed and are losing their petals. My azaleas have little buds
=================


We have some very attractive ice on the trees, unless it melted overnight. Too dark to tell yet.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 06:45 AM (lwiT4)

827 Do cherry bombs have enough explosive power to kill fish? Who cares, I guess, so long as CNN believes it. And they will believe anything!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 19, 2018 06:46 AM (tU+ul)

828 We have some very attractive ice on the trees, unless it melted overnight. Too dark to tell yet.
Posted by: grammie winger

A pretty sight when the sun hits it on a December morning...April? Not so much.

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 06:47 AM (BdsCV)

829 Oh {{{grammie}}}. It's coming. I promise you. You'll be drinking fancy drinks outdoors by the lake in no time. You'll see.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:47 AM (oMtOd)

830 I wonder where Mis Hum finds all these beautiful photos?

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 06:48 AM (lwiT4)

831 Do cherry bombs have enough explosive power to kill fish? Who cares, I guess, so long as CNN believes it. And they will believe anything!
Posted by: Huck Follywood

Back in the day they could. Or so I've been told

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 06:48 AM (BdsCV)

832
LOUIE LOUIE FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 06:49 AM (pNxlR)

833 Do cherry bombs have enough explosive power to kill fish? Who cares, I guess, so long as CNN believes it. And they will believe anything!

They just stun the fish; they recover fairly quickly.

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 06:49 AM (ze/Re)

834 Bluebell - I am fast losing all hope. Last night I didn't even go to the Y because I couldn't stand the thought of being outside one more minute. It's tenacious and depressive.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 06:49 AM (lwiT4)

835 Krugman is danish origin name meaning always fukn wrong

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 19, 2018 06:50 AM (BtQd4)

836 They just stun the fish; they recover fairly quickly.
Posted by: JT

If you scoop them up, filet them, and fry them, they'll die for the most part.

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 06:50 AM (BdsCV)

837 LOUIE LOUIE FOADDY-FI!!!
=====================


The FBI actually investigated that song. I guess they were dopes back then too.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 06:50 AM (lwiT4)

838 grammie, I completely understand, I do. I hope you'll at least get some sunshine today. I've discovered that sunshine perks me up even if it's really cold outside. But constant gloom makes me gloomy.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:52 AM (oMtOd)

839
I'm in the very NW tip of Fairfax County


As it so happens, Virginia's Supermax Prison is there, too.

Coincidence? I think not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 06:54 AM (pNxlR)

840 Dreary and cold here in Boston. More rain today, hooray. Spring, where are you?

Posted by: Goldilocks at April 19, 2018 06:54 AM (zz1sH)

841 If you scoop them up, filet them, and fry them, they'll die for the most part.

Don't try that with a feral cat.

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 06:54 AM (ze/Re)

842 My wife wanted to buy a baby stroller and give it to my daughter for her birthday last week. I said that seems silly since she is not pregnant. My wife mentioned in response that even a retarded male, like, for example, me, could surely understand the power of suggestion. I hope the girls are understanding of their mother this spring.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 19, 2018 06:55 AM (tU+ul)

843
They just stun the fish; they recover fairly quickly.


Unlike Norwegian Blue Parrots, for whom a stunning is a death sentence.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 06:56 AM (pNxlR)

844 Blueball - Yes, it does appear that sunshine is headed our way. It really does help.


Plus, two months and 8 days till Cancun. I've started packing. 4 swimsuits so far.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 06:57 AM (lwiT4)

845 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 19, 2018 06:57 AM (6t8+a)

846 Now now, Krebs, that's in the very SW part of Virginia. And no, I've never been, thank you very much.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 06:57 AM (oMtOd)

847 Unlike Norwegian Blue Parrots, for whom a stunning is a death sentence.

What if ya paint 'em yellow and THEN stun them ?

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 06:58 AM (ze/Re)

848 Krugman was partially right, but mostly by accident and even blind pigs find an acorn once in a while. Most people don't want to hear what other people are saying on the internet. But they sure want everybody to hear what they have to say.

Posted by: Ripley at April 19, 2018 06:59 AM (MxEKc)

849 Blueball


Nope. Not sayin' a word.

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 07:00 AM (ze/Re)

850
Time to arise, shine, do some laundry and then find a CPR course to take in the next ten days so thatvIbcan pass my wilderness first aid training next weekend. Later, y'all ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 19, 2018 07:00 AM (pNxlR)

851 Most people don't want to hear what other people are
saying on the internet. But they sure want everybody to hear what they
have to say.


Posted by: Ripley at April 19, 2018 06:59 AM (MxEKc)
=============

What'd you say? I wasn't listening.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 07:01 AM (lwiT4)

852 Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among youth who are transgender and gender non-conforming.

Obvious conclusion --that 'trans' IS the mental health condition-- must not be uttered.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:01 AM (oVJmc)

853 Good luck Krebs.

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 07:02 AM (ze/Re)

854 grammie, Cancun! That's right! It will be here in no time. I think you need to start shopping for some cute clothes and sandals too.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 07:04 AM (oMtOd)

855 What if ya paint 'em yellow and THEN stun them ?
Posted by: JT

Painting them yellow only makes the FABULOUS, not Stunning

Posted by: Bruce at April 19, 2018 07:05 AM (BdsCV)

856 I think you need to start shopping for some cute clothes and sandals too.



Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 07:04 AM (oMtOd)
========================

Oh - way ahead of you there, hon. Already spent the tax refund. Rev got a shotgun too, so I am guilt-free.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 07:05 AM (lwiT4)

857 791 Spring is resisting coming to Virginia, at least my part. We have another freeze warning for tomorrow morning. Yay.
Posted by: bluebell



Well, I'm in the same county as you but I doubt we'll get a freeze in my part of Fairfax Co. It will be cold for late April but no freeze. Live near the Beltway, less than a mile from the Potomac.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 19, 2018 07:08 AM (pQMtP)

858 nnood

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 19, 2018 07:09 AM (oVJmc)

859 Oh - way ahead of you there, hon. Already spent the tax refund. Rev got a shotgun too, so I am guilt-free.
Posted by: grammie winger - at April 19, 2018 07:05 AM (lwiT4)
-----------

Good for you! We owed this year, so all I've bought lately is a new hanging shower caddy and a summer bathrobe. I hope someday it will be warm enough that I can wear it.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 07:10 AM (oMtOd)

860 The bathrobe, not the shower caddy.

Posted by: bluebell at April 19, 2018 07:10 AM (oMtOd)

861 The bathrobe, not the shower caddy.


LOL

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 07:12 AM (ze/Re)

862 JJ is nude

Posted by: JT at April 19, 2018 07:15 AM (ze/Re)

863 so i turn on cnn to hear their latest attack on trump. lots going on, korea japan trade, syria, russian sanctions.... ah! they say (paraphrasing slightly): trump has said his sanctions against russia are the toughest ever, but he's so erratic nobody supports him, not even in his own party! then they show some ambush questions of reps in hallways - "do you support trump in 2020?" - and the answer is it's too early. aha! then cnn has a panel discussion for 15 minutes on how republicans don't support trump.

unbelievable. after a year of saying trump is putin's puppet, now trump's sanctions are costing him support of his party.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2018 07:16 AM (Pg+x7)

864 ... sheesh. they're still at it! there's cuomo having at a rep on trump's lack of support for 2020. 25 minutes of hogwash.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 19, 2018 07:19 AM (Pg+x7)

Toy Nostalgia Thread

Betsy Wetsy, 1950s.

Assorted commercials from the 60s, including Slinky, the toy you give to nephews you don't like.

Also, Mr. Machine and Mr. Potato head.

Mattel "Tommy Burst" Detective Set, a cap-and-safety-slug kind of gun, including tommy gun and snubnose revolver. Looks cool. 1960s.

Marx Sound-o-Power Military and Western Rifles, looks like 1960s. Doesn't seem to launch anything, but makes a nice racket.

Secret Sam spy kit.

Barbie's Dream House, 1960.

Malibu Barbie Camper Set, 1970s.

Rock'em Sock'em Robots, 1960s ad.

Rock'em Sock'em robots, 1975.

Action Jackson, 1972. He doesn't look like an action hero. He looks like a lounge-rat at the Regal Beagle.

Here's a 20 minute long compilation of old toy commercials, including GI Joe toys, Marvel super hero dolls, I mean action figures, and something called "Action Man" I never heard of, which is just a generic doll action figure that you can change into Batman, the Phantom, the Lone Ranger, Superman, etc.

Also: The "Big Jim" rescue rig and of course, the EVIL KNIVEL toy!

Oh man, the Six Million Dollar Man toy, too.

Here's the Six Million Dollar Man toy commercial all by itself.

Girder and Panel building set, 1957 commercial on a live tv show (it looks like).


Easy Bake Oven, 1963 ad.

Easy Bake Oven, 1972 ad.

Donald Duck Hippety-Hop, early/mid 70s. I never understood this "toy." It seems to be for slow children.

This is another toy I was pretty sure was intended for slow children: Shrinky Dinks.

Shogun Warriors vs. Godzilla toys, 1970s.

Mego Planet of the Apes dolls, I mean action figures. Several commercials, including one of Ape City and one of the Fobidden City. 1970s.

And obviously: The Mego Star Trek toys. Several commercials.

I can't find a commercial for this, but here's the "Earthquake Tower" danger playset, with real swaying action and a stupid little record with earthquake/emergency sound effects.

U-Fly-It toy plane, which I actually got to play with once. It was ass. It was just a plane on a string where you could slow the movement along the main guide-wire by tightening another string.

I've never seen this toy, but it's another toy plane -- the "Air Devils" -- and it looks kinda cool.

Flying Aces flight deck with a couple of foam "jets" that are catapult-launched from a aircraft-carrier-styled deck with a pistol-grip launch trigger.

Big Wheels from 1978.

Merlin, the amazing electronic device that let you play seven incredibly boring games with just one overpriced toy. 1980.

Colleco Football, the game that took about two hours to completely master and BTFO. Pretty soon you were scoring touchdowns just by winking at the thing.

He-Man Castle Grayskull commercial. 1980s. Here's a long compilation of a bunch of commercials. Bash-o-saurus? What?

Zany Zappers. Good Lord. It's like a Seizure in a Box.

And -- "Hey good-looking, we'll be back to pick you up later!"

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 08:16 PM




Comments

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1 Not to mention the best toy around: BIG JIM SLADE

Beloved by women around the world.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (xJa6I)

2 I had the 'Flying Aces' toy.

My parents sure got tired of me shooting everyone with USN foam aircraft.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I)

3

no sex talk allowed in here -- thanx

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (VwqM3)

4 And then we got an Atari...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I)

5 Stretch Armstrong. It was fun until it got a hole in it and that shit oozed out.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (xPl2J)

6 Maybe it was the cis-normative environment I was raised in, but I never wanted to play with dolls action figures.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (pvjTE)

7 I rather liked when GI Joe was one guy instead of 750 different specialists.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (xDf3o)

8 @ Soothsayer

Awww

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (xJa6I)

9 I had both sizes of G.I. Joe.

Basically, if it had a gun, I wanted it.

This in a VERY gun-phobic house.

In some ways, I was lucky.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (xJa6I)

10 I thought Sea Monkeys were just fascinating.

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (Tyii7)

11 Oh, and I am very familiar with the Steve Austin toy. I also had the Oscar Goldman toy, complete with exploding briefcase.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (xDf3o)

12 Major Matt Mason, and his Lunar Crawler...

You have no idea how many times he ran into my Sisters Barbie Dream House...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (NgKpN)

13
No Mainway toys?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (eXA4G)

14

I had one lunchbox when I was a kid -- Six Million Dollar Man. With the thermos, of course.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (VwqM3)

15 You guys had toys? All I had to place with was my ding-a-ling-a-ling.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (UdKB7)

16 Slinky was great. One of the better gifts I got as a kid, at least until the metal inevitably creased somewhere and it stopped functioning well. Or even worse just snapped if it was one of the cheap plastic ones.

But overall, far better than a lot of the informercial extras type junk I received many years.

Posted by: Sjg at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (gDSJf)

17 >>>2 I had the 'Flying Aces' toy.


me too. I liked it.

The best flying toy I had, which I couldn't find an ad for, was that water/air pressure rocket thing.

Man, that thing went pretty high.

Also, very dangerous as a weapon, though you couldn't really aim it well.

If you could aim it well, there would have been a lot of injuries from it.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (8rNrN)

18 Vintage Thread!

Does Dungeons and Dragons (the cardboard-box, three-stapled-rulebook version) count?

I mean, it's a game, not a toy, but . . .

Okay, toys . . .

Matchbox Cars.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (953wK)

19 No Erector Set?

Posted by: Bob Dole at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (djCea)

20 Big Wheels were fine, but a kid on my block was the envy of all the kids with his Green Machine.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (xDf3o)

21 Lincoln Logs.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (yQpMk)

22 Me and my sister were talking about this, strange change machine, and creepy crawlers.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (6Ll1u)

23 I am especially intrigued by Betsy Wetsy. Is she a Rooskie?

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (Tyii7)

24 I had both an Evel Knievel crank up motorcycle AND the Evel Knievel electric toothbrush. I thought he was the coolest thing in history.




Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (RVcmP)

25 Comic Book Men is a great show because toy nostalgia.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (4+5ym)

26 I only had big size GI Joes, was looking at some of the links that looked familiar either something I had or freinds. Wish I still had some of them.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (aC6Sd)

27 >>>Slinky was great. One of the better gifts I got as a kid, at least until the metal inevitably creased somewhere and it stopped functioning well. Or even worse just snapped if it was one of the cheap plastic ones.

i don't understand what you were supposed to do with it, besides letting it crawl down stairs, which basically stopped working by the third stair.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (8rNrN)

28 Shogun Warriors Godzilla with flame tongue and launchable fist. 1978. GI Joe Was reboot in 1981 was my fave growing up.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (BF6Fv)

29
remember the cartoon INCH HIGH PRIVATE EYE?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (VwqM3)

30 I road big wheels to death. Went through a few of them. The rear wheels would split from doing spinouts on the driveway.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (xPl2J)

31 I'll never forget my 1919 Your First Speakeasy playset....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (SzZnW)

32 Tinker Toys.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (953wK)

33 Favorite toys? I've always been partial to pardons. They're fun to play with.

And Battleship. I like that one too.

Posted by: Eric Holder, Commissar at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (XlbwU)

34
remember the BARBAPAPAS?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (VwqM3)

35 I had a Tubsy doll. She took a bath with you and her arms would mechanically go up and down and splash the water. Also had Chrissy, while my sis had Velvet. You could pull the hair out of the tops of their heads and make it short or long.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (mQ0Mc)

36 Tonka Trucks

Posted by: davidt at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (djCea)

37
Lite Brite?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (VwqM3)

38 No gas powered airplanes on strings? I don't know how we didn't barf with those things.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (yQpMk)

39
what ? no rubik's cube ?

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (bUjCl)

40 Donny Osmond pitched this bicycle in the late 60's? I forget. A swing bike. I actually road one of these. Scary stuff. Ain't America great!

https://youtu.be/ktyRiTv9qsI

Posted by: 13times at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (K3B2k)

41 Irright, the story of Kneivel is really rather fascinating.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (xDf3o)

42 I got a rock

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (6Ll1u)

43
I had one of these Mattel Shootin Shell Derringer on a belt buckle.

https://youtu.be/I7xM5wATkTI

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (IqV8l)

44 Holly hobby oven
Tinker toys
Tonka toys
Tobor is robot spelled backwards.

Posted by: In Soviet Russia, Tobor colludes with you at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (L7t0A)

45 I'll never forget my 1919 Your First Speakeasy playset....

That was the best, ever. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (Tyii7)

46 "No gas powered airplanes on strings? I don't know how we didn't barf with those things."

Because within 15 minutes it would be broken.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (UdKB7)

47 Big Loader Construction Set

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_kPMKvFKx0

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (xPl2J)

48 Ref the Colleco Football.

Yes, you would own it in two hours. Once the battery wore down the computer defense got slower and slower. You'd score a TD on every play.

You have to play with the
AC adapter for a real challenge.

Posted by: ArthurK at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (Z6/GF)

49 Chatty Cathy. Pull the string.

Do NOT pull anyone's finger.

Just the string.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (7UW64)

50 Big Jim was cool! Button in his back, biceps that flexed, rubber coated arms that become discolored with time and didn't make the rest of the doll made of plastic. Also had a Big Jeff, and of course the Big Jim Kung Fu Studio.

Wish I had ace's time machine so I could go back and keep all those old toys until eBay came along. But nooo, I had to sell them off at yard sales in the 80s.

Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (EzdLW)

51 M80's. Those were always good for some excitement. Can you still buy them, or have the take-away-all-danger crowd hoovered all those right away?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilence Committee supporter at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (XlbwU)

52 Toys? You had toys? Toys were for rich kids. Sometimes while we were working in the fields we'd think about having toys and make up games with sticks and rocks we found.

And one time, when mom was sober, we made Popsicles. But toys were only something we dreamed of.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (MVjcR)

53 Because within 15 minutes it would be broken.

I had the Cox Trainer where the wings were held on with rubber bands.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (yQpMk)

54 Hotwheels.

Posted by: In Soviet Russia, Tobor colludes with you at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (L7t0A)

55
We'd glue real .38 rounds to the end of a BB gun.

We were clever lads.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (VwqM3)

56 I have a large Erector set only missing a couple of pieces. It was a gift but have had it 20 years.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (aC6Sd)

57
Had the original-era, pre-Kung Fu grip GI Joe, and a bunch of the accessories. Liked the Mercury space capsule, although I always thought there was something less than realistic about the sliding glass patio door entry hatch.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (eXA4G)

58 Chatty Cathy?

Thumbelina?

At least we have Mr Mike!

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (Z48ZB)

59 Tog'ls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tog%27l

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (oVJmc)

60 Oh boy, here's a yootube of Tubsy. So creepy! How on earth did I ever sleep after seeing this in my tub? Thanks, Mom.

https://tinyurl.com/ybmbchm4

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (mQ0Mc)

61 We mostly played outside, and read inside. Once we graduated from Tonka trucks in the sandbox, and moved up to black powder cannons made out of rifle shells, well, fun was had just about anywhere we wandered.

And Estes rockets. How far could you send one and still get it back? Awesome toys.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (7UW64)

62 Cap guns. I loved that smell

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (Z48ZB)

63 12" black dildo.

Posted by: David Hogg at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (CiRJp)

64 I had this thing which was basically a ball with a towel attached to it. That sounds boring but you could use it as a mace, spin it around and launch it pretty far, do all sorts of damage with it. Banned from inside use, of course. Winston the Beagle made short work of it one afternoon.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (1FhAQ)

65
Every race car track set I ever got broke within minutes.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (VwqM3)

66 My family could only find a second hand Monopoly game, without the dice, markers, houses, and missing half the cards.

We had to substitute pieces of Kaboom! cereal for those parts.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (xDf3o)

67 Two words: Clack. Ers.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (VBKy9)

68 wasn't there some GI Joe figure called "Dr. Steel" or "Mr. Steel" with like a steel hand or steel face or something?

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (8rNrN)

69 Legos.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (L7t0A)

70 "I had the Cox Trainer where the wings were held on with rubber bands."

I had one too. Blue and yellow right? I broke it.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (UdKB7)

71 On one crash the pilot's torso was ejected from the fuselage, but that's the only damage I remember.

We also had an O gauge railroad, slot car track, and Estes rockets. I guess I had a reasonably privileged childhood.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (yQpMk)

72 45 Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (Tyii7)

You saved America's kids by drinking America's liquor cabinet.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (SzZnW)

73 I had the Cox Trainer

Me, too. Boy, those were the days...

Posted by: Shemp! at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (Tyii7)

74 MY BROTHER GOT ALL THE MAJOR MATT MASON SHIT INCLUDING THE MOONBASE AND BY THE TIME I GOT TO PLAY WITH THEM YEARS LATER THEY WERE ALL BUSTED TO SHIT, EVEN THE WIRES IN HIS ARMS AND LEGS.

But I'm not bitter.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (oVJmc)

75 Two favorites;

A Hydrodynamic building set - colored water, pipes, tanks and a pump. What could go wrong?

And a Mattel Power Shop - never made a thing except sawdust. Great fun.

Posted by: tonypete at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (9rIkM)

76 46 "No gas powered airplanes on strings? I don't know how we didn't barf with those things."

Because within 15 minutes it would be broken.
Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (UdKB7)

I actually flew those for years... ended up designing and building my own...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (NgKpN)

77 ace, are you thinking of Destro?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (xDf3o)

78 Of course, Legos when they first came out. Still have the set I got for a Christmas present. Most of the pieces are there, and the box. Legos were the equivalent of kid gold.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (7UW64)

79 54 Come on, you'll get me crying for all the Hotweels and Matchbox cars I had,
All gone................



Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa, aaaaasssaaaaaa,

Bwaaaaaaaaa haaaaassss haaaaaaaa

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (aC6Sd)

80 Am I the only one that blew this stuff up, real good?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (6Ll1u)

81 Bag of Glass.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (89T5c)

82 12" black dildo.
Posted by: David Hogg at April



your dad is going to be pissed when he finds out you have been in his nightstand again.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (MTjB1)

83 That thing you would wear on your ankle that has a ball at the end and you spin around and jump over?

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (Z48ZB)

84 I never had any of those toys.

My Pop bought me a REAL toy . . . a Marlin 39A Mountie. Got years of fun out of it. Still have it, too.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (QlELg)

85 The Kenner Girder and Panel Building Set was freaking awesome. A friend and I used to combine all our parts from both our kits and spend all day making really big buildings.
1963...

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (PtuJp)

86 apparently Dr. Steel was from the "Big Jim" line?

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (8rNrN)

87 Stuff I should've kept, since now they're "collectibles"

Starsky & Hutch Board Game
$6 Million Dollar Man doll
GI Joe helicopter
Big Jim stuff
Pet Rock
Dapper Dan doll

Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (EzdLW)

88 Estes model rockets.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (/tuJf)

89 We had the 1963 Easy Bake Oven; could actually bake the cakes but refills could be hard to come by. I had an actual chemistry set, complete with alcohol lamp. One sister had "cowgirl" outfit complete with two cap pistols.

Posted by: Lirio100 at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (JK7Jw)

90 colorforms!

mine had snoopy and woodstock

Posted by: concrete girl at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (zr8oO)

91 83 That thing you would wear on your ankle that has a ball at the end and you spin around and jump over?
Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (Z48ZB)
-------
The thing on my ankle is monitored by the court.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (MVjcR)

92 That thing you would wear on your ankle that has a ball at the end and you spin around and jump over?

--

I remember that! And clackers.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (mQ0Mc)

93 54 Hotwheels.
Posted by: In Soviet Russia, Tobor colludes with you at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (L7t0A)

Oooh yeah. I had a length of track and a loop. The whole purpose was to arrange things so that the Hot Wheels car was destroyed when you were done.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (1FhAQ)

94 I had to buy a Spock action figure in order to shake hands with Leonard Nimoy in 1975. Totally worth it!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (EZebt)

95 I had a big wheel. They all got flat spots on the front tire because we'd race downhill lock em up and see who could leave the longest skid marks on the sidewalk. Then all the old people would yell. Good times.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (CiRJp)

96 Luxury!

The only toys I ever had were hand-me-down clackers and jarts. The clackers were chipped.

Posted by: Fritz at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (bJ0w+)

97 80 Am I the only one that blew this stuff up, real good?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (6Ll1u)

Black powder, FTW.

Yes, we blew everything to smithereens.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (7UW64)

98 Wheelos
Lemon Twists
Chinese Jumprope
Kerplunk
Operation
Silly putty

Posted by: Goldilocks at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (zz1sH)

99 not so sure I have much nostalgia for old toys. the more specialized the toy was the less fun it was to play with.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (MTjB1)

100 Hey good lookin', be back to pick you up later. With a brand new Pearl Necklace.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (gnhna)

101 Whatever you do, don't punch Stretch Armstrong as hard as you can.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (+lOpA)

102 >>>The Kenner Girder and Panel Building Set was freaking awesome.

I had a skyscraper set and I think a bridge set from the same line, which gave you a guide as to how to build cantilever bridges, draw bridges, suspension bridges, etc.

The suspension bridge was a pain in the ass because it involved a LOT of thread.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (8rNrN)

103 And Estes rockets. How far could you send one and still get it back? Awesome toys.
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (7UW64)

Had a friend whose Dad was really into the rockets...

We had the gas power planes...

He would set up SAM sites, and try to shoot down our planes....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (NgKpN)

104 apparently Dr. Steel was from the "Big Jim" line?

I had the Big Jim Sports Camper!

I didn't realize until later it was the same as Barbie's Camper with different graphics.

Looking back, 'Big Jim' sounds kinda....gay.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (oVJmc)

105 I am older than all those toys

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (OdnqE)

106 Was in the toy industry for a good while and Star er collecting 3 1/2" GI Joes for my soon to be built media room. Well 2008 cam along, short sold the house. That Christmas I donated all the figures (over 300) and vehicles (35) to the Phoenix Children's Hospital. Probably the best donation I ever made

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (BF6Fv)

107
90 colorforms!

mine had snoopy and woodstock

Posted by: concrete girl at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (zr8oO)


Those were for when you were sick. We had Mary Poppins.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (7UW64)

108 i don't understand what you were supposed to do with it, besides letting it crawl down stairs, which basically stopped working by the third stair.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (8rNrN)

Two people racing down a set of stairs.

"Juggling" it between your hands.

Two people holding it and creating wave motions.

I don't know what to say, the physics of how it functioned were really interesting to me as a kid.

And of course there was: swinging it around or holding one end and throwing it as a weapon (usually how they end up broken)

Posted by: Sjg at April 18, 2018 08:23 PM (gDSJf)

109 Super Elastic Bubble Plastic. I can still smell the stuff.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (mQ0Mc)

110 The Kenner Girder and Panel Building Set was freaking awesome. A friend and I used to combine all our parts from both our kits and spend all day making really big buildings.
1963...
Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM

Yep, had one too. Man I had forgotten all about that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (CiRJp)

111 apparently Dr. Steel was from the "Big Jim" line?
Posted by: ace

GI Joe character Destro had a metal head. Maybe it's him.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (9Hjhc)

112 Great compilation, by the way!

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (Z48ZB)

113 I remember some seriously dangerous toy-like things the neighbor kids had. One was a tiny oven kit for enameling little metallic dodads. Buy the coloring powders and precut tiny metal plates. Coat and smelt.In your bedroom. Like making your own military badges. It was pretty cool.

Posted by: 13times at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (K3B2k)

114 My sister's vaj!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (oVJmc)

115 But we had the good stuff, Cherry Bombs

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (OdnqE)

116 Lego was way better back then. I inherited my older brothers' set that was bought in the 60's. It was just a shitload of pieces that you could build anything with. You had to think and create. Now Lego is mostly kits for building specific items.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (xPl2J)

117 Hey good lookin', be back to pick you up later. With a brand new Pearl Necklace.
Posted by: Minuteman at April




dude, if you go back to pick up your girl and she is wearing a brand new pearl necklace you should just keep on going.

she was not missing you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (MTjB1)

118 -
--
Irright, the story of Kneivel is really rather fascinating.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM

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

I know. I've seen a few documentaries about the guy. The guy basically went through life writing checks with his mouth and then cashing them with his balls. Probably not a great role model for the yoots of America but I thought he was off-the-charts cool when I was a kid.



Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (RVcmP)

119 My uncles had a couple toys from their childhood I played with as a child at my grandparents:

-They had the rumble football game with the metal table that vibrated and you had the players rushing into each other with no rhyme or reason.

-They had this awesome moon station toys with a habitat, a rover, and two astronauts- with full space suits.

-They had this race track for hot wheels that had plastic track that you could make in different lengths and loops and such. The motivator was a 'garage' that had two spinning motors that whipped those things out of there at variable speeds. It was such a cool toy. Finding the cars that did the best on the track (Think it was a blue Gran Torino that I loved- I think I still have that car at the apartment somewhere.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (d4iVA)

120 'Am I the only one that blew this stuff up, real good'

Remember plastic cowboys and Indians? Even if they teamed up they could not defeate the mighty US Army. They didn't even have flamethrowers.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (UdKB7)

121

Kenner Hydrodynamic building set

https://youtu.be/joRf6rcl-vY

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (IqV8l)

122 >>>77 ace, are you thinking of Destro?

no, i found it on ebay. It's called "Dr. Steel." He has a steel hand. He's from the Big Jim line. Which I guess is BIg Jim SLade, which commenters mentioned earlier, but I don't really know about.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (8rNrN)

123 Best toy I ever had was this industrial strength rocking horse with a metal spring. I used it from age 1 to age 6. It was amazing. I could rock back and almost it the ground and rock forward and almost hit the horses nose to the ground. I would sleep walk and rock while sleeping.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (4+5ym)

124 Digger the dog
diggin he goes with you
when you explore
just pull his leash
he'll go for a walk
he's your dog for sure

Posted by: Asko at April 18, 2018 08:25 PM (kNq+3)

125 17 >>>2 I had the 'Flying Aces' toy.


me too. I liked it.

The best flying toy I had, which I couldn't find an ad for, was that water/air pressure rocket thing.

Man, that thing went pretty high.

Also, very dangerous as a weapon, though you couldn't really aim it well.

If you could aim it well, there would have been a lot of injuries from it.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (8rNrN)

They had a couple different sizes for that one.

There was a little six inch red plastic rocket.

Then there was a 12" monster. That would go up about 5 stories. I think it had a parachute but...it never worked.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (xJa6I)

126 Dr Steel. Ok. My next guess was the bad guy from Inspector Gadget.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (xDf3o)

127 >>And Estes rockets. How far could you send one and still get it back? Awesome toys.

I had a science teacher in middle school who was a model rocket freak. He ran a club where he showed us how to build custom electronic launchers and very cool rockets.

We might have taken some advantage of this knowledge.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (/tuJf)

128 Fisher Price telephone with eyeballs

Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (EzdLW)

129 The cool thing about Slinky is when it gets tangled you get to spend 1/2 and hour untangling it!

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (+lOpA)

130 Oh. Lawn darts for the win.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (xDf3o)

131 Johnny 7 . Seven ways to take an eye out using Plastics! Green assault style weapon.

If you survived until the next Christmas, they consider half your Seal training to be complete.

Look it up, I know you'll want one.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (IeDO8)

132 Flubber. Silly putty. Picking up color pictures from the funny papers. Sticking it in my brothers hair. Pretending it was a booger.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (Z48ZB)

133 Ewww.. and who could forget Creepy Crawlers....

It was an oven where you baked Plastic bugs of various colors...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (NgKpN)

134 I friend of mine in Singapore has all the first edition Transformers in the original packaging. Calls it his investment property

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (OdnqE)

135 Couple of summers we got into Estes rockets, bigger and bigger and set off with fuses like the old gunpowder barrels. Ended up firing sideways more than vertical.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (aC6Sd)

136 Toss Across

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (xPl2J)

137
-They had this awesome moon station toys with a habitat, a rover, and two astronauts- with full space suits.


Sounds like the Major Matt Mason line.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (oVJmc)

138 I had one of these https://tinyurl.com/y94bm8gt

McGyver, Out

Posted by: McGyver at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (l2zDx)

139 why is every fourth plastic soldier the Guy With the Radio or the Guy With the Metal Detector?

Also, the Guy Who Is Frozen at the Last Moment of Throwing a Grenade.

It's just a weird pose. He can't... you know, he can't maneuver and stuff when he's always in that end-point-of-a-throw position. He basically just has to stand there while other people move up.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (8rNrN)

140
Little green Army men.

Used to line them up and pop 'em with my BB gun.

Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (EzdLW)

141 122 >>>77 ace, are you thinking of Destro?

no, i found it on ebay. It's called "Dr. Steel." He has a steel hand. He's from the Big Jim line. Which I guess is BIg Jim SLade, which commenters mentioned earlier, but I don't really know about.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (8rNrN)


"Big Jim, former tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, is outfitted with various whips, chains, and a s**uall appetite that will knock your socks off!"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (xJa6I)

142 131 Johnny 7 . Seven ways to take an eye out using Plastics! Green assault style weapon.

If you survived until the next Christmas, they consider half your Seal training to be complete.

Look it up, I know you'll want one.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (IeDO

Older Brother had one... I was NOT allowed to touch it!

Damn it!

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (NgKpN)

143 Lawn darts. Nothing says "family togetherness" like throwing javelins at each other.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (9Hjhc)

144 Ace is only 29 and yet his parents gave him toys from the 50's and 60's. How sad.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (/qEW2)

145 Midge? MIDGE? Barbie's BFF???

Who did Mattel think they were kidding? I had LOTS of Barbies (and Francines, and Skipper). Midge, with her freaking old lady hair and those unsightly big freckles -- Midge was THE MAID. LOLOL!!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (QU+qf)

146 The Kenner Girder and Panel Building Set was freaking awesome. A friend
and I used to combine all our parts from both our kits and spend all day
making really big buildings.

1963...

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell
---
Oh yeah! After we played so hard with it that the corners of the panels broke off and would no longer attach to the girders properly, my buddies and I combined all our sets into a mega *sky* scraper and set it alight.

Damn near burned down the garage - whoda thunk plastic would burn that hot. Dad was really pissed.

Posted by: tonypete at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (9rIkM)

147 >>i don't understand what you were supposed to do with it, besides letting it crawl down stairs, which basically stopped working by the third stair.

Check youtube.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (/tuJf)

148 Oh man, the Six Million Dollar Man toy, too.

Here's the Six Million Dollar Man toy commercial all by itself.




Odd that being 29 years old I remember the 6 Million Dollar Man action figure

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (SiINZ)

149 yeah, basic legos were/are the best. the more specialized they got the worse they got.

had some lego boat which was really cool. had several hull pieces which were water tight, but only a few pieces to build the super structure. even though it floated who cares because who wants to get your legos all wet and or soapy and possibly moldy? even had keel pieces to keep it upright.

cool but ultimately stupid.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (MTjB1)

150 > 133 Another smelting device made for the livingroom!

Posted by: 13times at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (K3B2k)

151 Now I'm remembering the smell of the Creepy Crawler burning rubber.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (xPl2J)

152 There was something with something like colored, wet sand that was in bottles and you squeezed it into something artsy.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (mQ0Mc)

153 Lego was way better back then. I inherited my older brothers' set that was bought in the 60's. It was just a shitload of pieces that you could build anything with. You had to think and create. Now Lego is mostly kits for building specific items.
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM

Yep. My brother and I shared a room and had an ice cream bucket full of them. We shared a room and our beds were parallel so we'd divvy them up and have Lego wars! Which was like trench war fare, you'd pop up and throw one at each other. One day I decided more weight was better so I put a bunch together and made a Lego MOAB. My poor brother peered up just as I let it fly. Hit him right in the mouth, blood everywhere. I won the battle that day, but lost the war to my mom and the wooden spoon.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (CiRJp)

154 Johnny Sevin One Man Army

Guy my mom was seeing who was stationed at Ft Riley gave me one for Christmas when I was 9.

Next year was better. Mom got me a Daisy Model 1894 Spittin' Image and the old guy who ran a bait shop/fishing gear shop where I hung out some and who gave me my early fishing lessons (Thanks Dutch! ) gave me a Zebco 33 fishing reel with a rod.

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (ZCD4H)

155 I bought the 'budget' version of army men from the back of a comic book.

Very, very cheap, flimsy brittle plastic, almost 2D instead of a full 3D mold.

First time I understood 'let the buyer beware'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I)

156 I still have my colleco football game. And it still works. One of the buttons kind of sticks. But it works

Posted by: Boomer at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (UXf7q)

157 Which I guess is BIg Jim SLade

Big Jim Slade is from Kentucky Fried Movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ96dy93mP0

Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (oVJmc)

158 I was a bit too old, but when Raiders of the Lost Ark came out, there was an Indy action figure.

Steve Austin kicked his ass.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (xDf3o)

159 Kenner Hydrodynamic building set



https://youtu.be/joRf6rcl-vY


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr
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THATS IT!!!

Posted by: tonypete at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (9rIkM)

160 139 why is every fourth plastic soldier the Guy With the Radio or the Guy With the Metal Detector?

Also, the Guy Who Is Frozen at the Last Moment of Throwing a Grenade.

It's just a weird pose. He can't... you know, he can't maneuver and stuff when he's always in that end-point-of-a-throw position. He basically just has to stand there while other people move up.
Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (8rNrN)

And everyone knows the BEST Army Men, are the ones laying down with a Machine gun!

or kneeling with a machine gun....

and the Tanks of course...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (NgKpN)

161 don't understand what you were supposed to do with it, besides letting it crawl down stairs, which basically stopped working by the third stair.





one word slinkyfuck

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (MTjB1)

162 Luxury!

The only toys I ever had were hand-me-down clackers and jarts. The clackers were chipped.

Posted by: Fritz at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (bJ0w+)



Toys! All we got was a kick to the groin AND we was lucky to have that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (SiINZ)

163 A bunch of Godzilla commercials

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL58936FB92E27BCFE

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (FhXTo)

164 Creepy crawlers


Incredible edibles.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (Z48ZB)

165 When I was a child I had to play with nails. My first construction 'job' was straightening bent 8d and 16d nails for re-use. Not modern checkerhead coated sinkers, mind you. Oh no, these were the old style ones, hard as he-double-l. I would lay them on a 2X4 block and hit them with a 16 oz Plumb wood handle claw hammer. I was 8 years old.

Posted by: Eromero at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (zLDYs)

166 148 Oh man, the Six Million Dollar Man toy, too.

Here's the Six Million Dollar Man toy commercial all by itself.




Odd that being 29 years old I remember the 6 Million Dollar Man action figure
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:28 PM (SiINZ)

Kanye implied today that time is not linear...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (xJa6I)

167 I would have never become a brain surgeon were it not for the Operation toy.

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (BiLU+)

168 If we were good, my dad would cut holes in our front pants pocket so we'd have something to play with on Christmas morning.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (IeDO8)

169 Guillows balsa model airplanes ftw!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (8VseP)

170 why is every fourth plastic soldier the Guy With the Radio or the Guy With the Metal Detector?


Those were the first guys we blew up.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (Tyii7)

171 Ace is only 29 and yet his parents gave him toys from the 50's and 60's. How sad.

They came with Kaboom!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (oVJmc)

172 119 My uncles had a couple toys from their childhood I played with as a child at my grandparents:

-They had the rumble football game with the metal table that vibrated and you had the players rushing into each other with no rhyme or reason.


Ah, that. I never could get that to work well. It got to the point where I was excited to make forward progress.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (1FhAQ)

173 Cabbage patch dolls. Monchichi.
Inch worm, I love you.
Inch worm I love you.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (/qEW2)

174 118 Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (RVcmP)

How cool was Evel Knievel?

He is so cool I was drawn to the site of grave like a homing pigeon here in Butte.

These people either love him or hate him...

I just thought he was the cat's pajamas as a kid....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (SzZnW)

175 "why is every fourth plastic soldier the Guy With the Radio or the Guy With the Metal Detector?"

They were always the first ones hit. And the first ones lit on fire. I had many a zip bombs stuck to my flesh from those brave burning guys.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (CiRJp)

176 Irright, the story of Kneivel is really rather fascinating.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM
---------------------

I know. I've seen a few documentaries about the guy. The guy basically went through life writing checks with his mouth and then cashing them with his balls. Probably not a great role model for the yoots of America but I thought he was off-the-charts cool when I was a kid.

Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (RVcmP)



I can't remember how many times me and my friends tried to do stunts on our bikes. I can't believe we ended up in one piece.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (SiINZ)

177 I was always entertained by the silly putty ads "you can use it to copy comics, it stretches and breaks and you can make into a ball and look how high it bounces! - you can do all kinds of things with silly putty!"
No- those 3 things were the only things it did.
After 7 1/2 minutes you threw it in the trash.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (UFgOG)

178 Steve Austin kicked his ass.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks

And that's the bottom line
Cuz Stone Cold said so

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (9Hjhc)

179 ace, yep, that water rocket was the best. Really worked.


Probably not a big brand/famous toy, but a plastic tank, about a foot long, batter powered, treads worked, main gun shot a plastic projectile out if you pulled back the little handle at the back of the turret.


Perfect for smashing through fortifications built of Lincoln Logs, or Erector Set stuff, and manned by those plastic Army men (those are still sold, basically unchanged).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (QDnY+)

180 ...and the Mattel cap pistol functional revolvers that used plastic bullets and Greenie Stick-Em Caps that actually propel them out. Try selling those today.

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (PtuJp)

181 I had something called a Vacu-Form, I think, where you would soften plastic sheeting and then suck it down of various forms.

Later the heating part got used to make some kind of plastic jelly creatures.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (yQpMk)

182 Daisy BB guns. Spring action types.

One looked like a 410, one was a little bitty black rifle and one kid had the one that looked like a 007 Pistol.

Shooting each other all over the neighborhood but only below the head and time outs if you yelled oooow! to long.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (EoRCO)

183 Erector sets and Lincoln logs

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (+Y4s3)

184 every so often I would get an army man with a dent in his chest. assumed he had been shot with something large calibre or hit with shrapnel.




army men were way better than star wars figures if for no other reason than army men never lost their guns and you never got into arguments about who the guns belonged to.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (MTjB1)

185 You hadn't lived until you played on the Slip'N Slide with on an uneven yard full of rocks ...

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (BiLU+)

186 And Estes rockets. How far could you send one and still get it back? Awesome toys.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (7UW64)

Oh man, one of my favorite "Dad moments" was the afternoon we took my Estes rocket out to a nearby field. We launched it until it wasn't straight enough to stay on the rod anymore. Then my dad helped me suspend it from my room's ceiling as a trophy.

Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (XKZwp)

187 Verti-bird. Yes, it only flew in a circle, but it was a real helicopter.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (gC2IV)

188 118 -
--
Irright, the story of Kneivel is really rather fascinating.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM

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

I know. I've seen a few documentaries about the guy. The guy basically went through life writing checks with his mouth and then cashing them with his balls. Probably not a great role model for the yoots of America but I thought he was off-the-charts cool when I was a kid.



Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (RVcmP)

I've seen his grave in Butte, MT. It's very nice, though most of the cemetery is going to seed.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (xJa6I)

189 Plasti-goop and the Strange Change Machine, baby.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (qJtVm)

190 142 131 Johnny 7 . Seven ways to take an eye out using Plastics! Green assault style weapon.

If you survived until the next Christmas, they consider half your Seal training to be complete.

Look it up, I know you'll want one.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:26 PM (IeDO

Older Brother had one... I was NOT allowed to touch it!

Damn it!

Posted by: Don Q.

I let my younger brother touch the hard plastic bullets. Unless he ducked.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (IeDO8)

191 Erector sets and Lincoln logs
Posted by: Ben Had at April



you could never have too many lincoln logs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (MTjB1)

192 Little green Army men.

Used to line them up and pop 'em with my BB gun.
Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (EzdLW)

Same. Always nice to have some variety from aluminum cans.

Posted by: Sjg at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (gDSJf)

193 Monk, my youngest rocked on that kind of horse in her room, wearing her pink cowgirl boots and yelling

YEEEEEE

HAWWWW


we've got it on video

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (xGMkv)

194 If we were good, my dad would cut holes in our front pants pocket so we'd have something to play with on Christmas morning.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (IeDO


Luxury, you had pockets!

All we had was assless chaps!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (n9EOP)

195 Dart guns.

Many types and sizes, some with removable suction cups so you could REALLY annoy your brother/neighbor.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (xJa6I)

196 I had a man from uncle set as a kid

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (6Ll1u)

197 Superball

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (/tuJf)

198 Verti-bird. Yes, it only flew in a circle, but it was a real helicopter.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (gC2IV)



One of my brothers had that. It was fun

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:32 PM (SiINZ)

199 Slinkies were worthless because we lived in a ranch home. No stairs.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (qJtVm)

200 Toss Across
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:27 PM (xPl2J


I asked for Toss Across every Christmas for 5 years. Denied.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (Z48ZB)

201 Oh and Superballs. I am certain those have been banned too.

How many kids were hit in the face after throwing one straight down on the sidewalk as hard as you could? Good times.

Posted by: tonypete at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (9rIkM)

202 SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN DOLL!!!!!

Or "action figure" if you prefer. To say I loved my Six Million Dollar Man toy would be a huge understatement. I was obsessed with it. One of my favorite all time toys as a kid.

Posted by: Max Power at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (q177U)

203 I can't remember how many times me and my friends tried to do stunts on our bikes. I can't believe we ended up in one piece.

Bones heal, chicks dig scars, and America has the highest doctor to daredevil ratio in the world.

Posted by: Captain Lance Murdock at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (yQpMk)

204 I broke my first adult front teeth out on a Krazy Kar when I ducked and hit the side wheel with my teeth. A ball was being thrown at me, it was a game we were playing.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (aC6Sd)

205 Silly Putty?

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (MVjcR)

206 The cool thing about Lincoln Logs is that you could make forts for your army men or action figures.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (xPl2J)

207 My uncle had the Planet of the Apes action figures, along with some playset where you could "trap" the figures in a net. It was cool when I was a kiddo.


He also had a Battlestar Galactica (sp?) playset with action figures.


My toys I loved as a kid:

Remote control Barbie Corvette

Barbie pool play set (was an asswhip to set up because held almost a gallon of water)

Matchbox cars (my favorites were the Lotus Esprit and the purple Dodge Charger MKIII).

Some mermaid dolls that I could play in the tub with.

Perfection

Trouble

Mr. Mouth

Our TI99 computer with voice simulator. Very cool technology for the time.

Not a toy but stickers and sticker books were way popular and I was very into them.

Garbage Pail kids cards.

Oh, nostalgia.


Toys I wanted but never got:

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Easy Bake Oven

Hot Wheels race car track (with the loops and the track that went up the wall)

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (SRarZ)

208 176 Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (SiINZ)

Many a Big Wheel was sacrificed for stunt cred.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (SzZnW)

209 Today's Trivia: Lincoln Logs were invented by John Lloyd Wright, second son of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (BiLU+)

210 My "Barbie Dream House" was from before the days of plastic as commonplace... the furniture was cardboard. Heavy duty, "not gonna be ruined in a day cardboard", but still. Even the pillows for the sofa were cardboard. Sad.

But GI Joe didn't mind the crummy ambiance when he came over to see Barbie while Ken was gone.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (RfzVr)

211 Anybody remember Clacker Balls?

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (+lOpA)

212 Pro Bowl Live Action Football by Marx.

Posted by: Zapp Branigan at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (nzltb)

213 Fire, firecrackers, and lighter fluid truly were the univrersal solution to all model and toy obsolescence issues in my day.


Some July 4ths saw more ships destroyed than Midway or the Battle of Savo Island.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (QDnY+)

214 Erector sets and Lincoln logs

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (+Y4s3)


I think I have an almost complete Erector set in the original red metal box around somewhere!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (n9EOP)

215 188 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (xJa6I)

The entire town is dying....

that happens when you create a one party bobsled course of corruption.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (SzZnW)

216 One Christmas, I got a chemistry set.
144 plastic bottles, many containing poison.

I think only my apathy towards chemistry saved the neighbors, our pets, our neighbors pets, my brothers....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (xJa6I)

217
We had a plastic shotgun. Load rubber darts that had suction cups on them and shoot your brothers with it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (SiINZ)

218

For nostalgia, I like to watch old tv ads for cars and trucks:

Chevy pickup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL4OeiMjvtk

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (VwqM3)

219 I see a lot more toys for boys here than for girls. You all know what that means, right?

Time for Inclusion and Diversity training at the aceofspadeshq!!

Posted by: girldog at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (g5YYQ)

220 Merlin
Simon
Coleco Sports Games

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM (oVJmc)

221 What rolls down stairs
Alone or in pairs,
And over your neighbor's dog?
What's great for a snack,
And fits on your back?
It's log, log, log

It's log, it's log,
It's big, it's heavy, it's wood.
It's log, it's log, it's better than bad, it's good. "

Everyone wants a log
You're gonna love it, log
Come on and get your log
Everyone needs a log

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (3JQ/p)

222 I had the Evil Knievel motorcycle that you'd rev up with a crank, really get it going and then release it, the thing was really fast. Got my cousin one time, she was laying on the floor and the thing got snagged in her hair.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (CiRJp)

223
why is every fourth plastic soldier the Guy With the Radio or the Guy With the Metal Detector?



Because those are the guys that died horrible deaths by lighter fluid or fire cracker

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (PtOP4)

224 Oh yeah, and I had Stretch Armstrong who was cool until I stepped on him with my ice skates that for whatever reason, I was wearing in the house.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (SRarZ)

225 Thanks, Ace, for the fun thread. I watched half the compilation, and saw Johnny Quest's dad's lookalike.


AND I think Big Jim is named after Big John.

Big Bad John.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (xGMkv)

226 Verti-bird. Yes, it only flew in a circle, but it was a real helicopter.
...


+1000

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (2wOtx)

227 >>>Anybody remember Clacker Balls?

Oh yeah, ouch!

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (RfzVr)

228 My brother and I had a couple of those Kenner Girder and Panel building sets. One of my favourites. Also a toy Rifleman Winchester 1892.

Posted by: Kaner at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (rR7m4)

229 No gas powered airplanes on strings?

Never could get that running.

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (FhXTo)

230 Pump rockets

Ornithopter

Balsa wood airlanes

Wrist rockets

Metal cap gun that looked like a Luger

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (qJtVm)

231 Anybody remember Clacker Balls?


Posted by: eleven
---
Yes?

Posted by: Maddog Mattis at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (9rIkM)

232 My cousin had the mousetrap game that ripped off Rube Goldberg. It was pretty cool.


Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (RVcmP)

233 I prefer to reheat food in my toaster oven rather than the microwave. My wife calls it my EZ Bake Oven.
++ Tricky Tommy Turtle is missing. Great toy circa 1967.

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (d9Cw3)

234 Cap guns and the rolls of caps that came with them.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (+Y4s3)

235 Sevin?
Okay. What do you expect. It's spring,,, sort of.
And gardening on the brain.
Yeah. I'm gonna go with that.
You'd see right through blaming auto-c.

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (ZCD4H)

236 And Estes rockets. How far could you send one and still get it back? Awesome toys.


OMG, I loved Estes rockets. The amount of study that went into each launch (because launches were expensive). A rocket engines, C, D rockets?

And fuck pre-fabs. If you didn't build your own out of a kit with balsa and tubes you were a sissy. Of course, if you're 12 and clumsy one of the rocket fins might fall off and then you learn interesting effects of rocketry.

They even had 2-stage rockets where the first stage would light the second stage, and you could put stuff in the payloads.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (fuK7c)

237 17
The best flying toy I had, which I couldn't find an ad for, was that water/air pressure rocket thing.

Man, that thing went pretty high.

Also, very dangerous as a weapon, though you couldn't really aim it well.

If you could aim it well, there would have been a lot of injuries from it.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (8rNrN)


I had that too. I don't remember what it was called.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

238 Erector sets and Lincoln logs
Posted by: Ben Had at April




and it had a hook and a fort to land it.




the pilot induced oscillation experienced by beginners was always fun. they would apply too much power, the helicopter would take off straight up until the tether was maxed out then the tether would rebound and slam the helicopter into the floor.

you know, putting the tether up on a pedestal would have been more fun.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (MTjB1)

239 215 188 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (xJa6I)

The entire town is dying....

that happens when you create a one party bobsled course of corruption.


That makes me sad. Butte was the first and almost only sign of industry and commerce in the state coming in on I-90 from the East.

They even had an active SHIPBUILDING industry. Which seems crazy but I guess the river works for transport.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (xJa6I)

240 There was no more worthless toy than electric football.


Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (/tuJf)

241 Anybody remember Clacker Balls?
Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 08:34 PM

Yes, I was away at drama camp, and it was the first time I realized....

Posted by: Shep! at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (CiRJp)

242 Construx were better than legos. I built ships. A LOT of ships. With huge fricking engines and big ass cannon.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (d4iVA)

243 My mom (often drunk) would whip me and my brothers with an orange section of Hot Wheels track (usually across our arms as we attempted to cover our butts) whenever we didn't listen to or sassed back at her.

Would leave two nice parallel red marks at each point of contact ...

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (BiLU+)

244
164 Creepy crawlers


Incredible edibles.

Posted by: LASue


Creepy Crawlers had the red hot cooking plate. I still have the scars from it. Recommended for ages 4 and under.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (IeDO8)

245 227 >>>Anybody remember Clacker Balls?

Oh yeah, ouch!
Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (RfzVr)


Every single pair ended up hanging from telephone wires.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (+lOpA)

246 Lincoln Logs.

Possibly lamest toy set I ever spent hours and hours playing with.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (xJa6I)

247 A lot of the toys we had as kids weren't really toys.It was crap dreamed up by post WWII vets. Silly Putty? Science experiement gone wrong. Sea Monkeys? Biological warfare.That wetsand in a bottle junk? Bordom at Tarawa.

Posted by: 13times at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (K3B2k)

248 ...and the Mattel cap pistol functional revolvers that used plastic bullets and Greenie Stick-Em Caps that actually propel them out. Try selling those today.
Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at April 18, 2018 08:31 PM (PtuJp)

I don't think even the cap guns that just made noise are anywhere to be found these days. Used to take up 10 feet of shelving at the supermarket, but now you'd probably have neightbors calling the police because thinking they are real guns.

Posted by: Sjg at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (gDSJf)

249 Still have my Red Ryder from the mid seventies. It has an effective range of about 15 feet now

Posted by: Boomer at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (UXf7q)

250 My cousin had the mousetrap game that ripped off Rube Goldberg. It was pretty cool.


Posted by: irright

Has anybody in the history of the world ever played the mousetrap game properly?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (9Hjhc)

251 Space: 1999 Eagle.

Thing was huge. Like almost 28" long.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (2wOtx)

252 My favorite toy for Christmas was a hand made shingled wooden doll house and I had lovely antique looking furniture for it. It had windows that looked like real glass. I still have it, so if someone would like to have it for their granddaughter or little daughter I'm an open to offers, but i wouldn't know what to ask for it. I don't know if little girls play with doll houses anymore. They're probably on electronic items, which I find rather sad..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (tpDAe)

253 Corgi cars. My brother and I had an incredible set. They were so well made.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (H8QX8)

254 >>>Fisher Price telephone with eyeballs

i loved mine

Posted by: concrete girl at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (zr8oO)

255 But GI Joe didn't mind the crummy ambiance when he came over to see Barbie while Ken was gone.


Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (RfzVr)

Poor Ken. He could never compete with the masculinity of GI Joe.

Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (XKZwp)

256 I liked the balsa wood jet fighter plane gliders. You punched the fuselage, wings, and horizontal tail out of the sheet and put them together, pushed the u-shaped metal weight onto the nose, and you were ready for flight. Good times.

Posted by: Gref at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (AMIL/)

257 Everyone needs a log


And, how.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (Tyii7)

258 How cool was Evel Knievel?
He is so cool I was drawn to the site of grave like a homing pigeon here in Butte.
These people either love him or hate him...
I just thought he was the cat's pajamas as a kid....
Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:30 PM (SzZnW)

He was on a radio call show once and when the radio guys called him they woke him up and he ripped them a new ass for a few minutes then hung up.

I think he forgot he was supposed to be ready when they called him. It might be on the interweb somewhere.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (EoRCO)

259 24 I had both an Evel Knievel crank up motorcycle AND the Evel Knievel electric toothbrush. I thought he was the coolest thing in history.




Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (RVcmP)

We had the whole set, My Brother got the Dragracer and we got the truck and not mention the Motorcycle that you winded up.

I remember watching his special tv shows.

I also got the BattleStar Galactica ships.

Dad worked in retail as an auditor so when came back from trips he would bring us toys.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (dKiJG)

260 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (9Hjhc)

Yes, we played it with our son when he was little. It was still fun!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (tpDAe)

261 >>>I can't remember how many times me and my friends tried to do stunts on our bikes.

Some guys discovered this unimproved wooded lot where nature had basically conspired to set up a complete motocross cycle. Kind of a natural rollercoaster ride.

There were steep hills (very steep) going over big mogul-like bumps and it was all in this heavily-wooded kinda pit-like area. You'd just get your bike to the top of the hill and then hang on for dear life trying to make the turns and not get thrown into the pit in the middle of it.

No permanent damage. But it was like the speederbike chase in Return of the Jedi, only more intense, because, like, it was real and you were flirting with injury.

I was often thrown over the handlebars on the moguls. Had my eyes slapped by twigs and leaves a lot but no actual injuries. lot of bruises and head-knocks, though.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (8rNrN)

262 JackStraw - the electric football game where it worked through vibration and basically the players all just meandered around? We had that one. It was lame, but funny.


Erector Set - have it, in the garage, in the red wooden box. Haven't checked it in a while, some corrosion, I think.


Have about 10 cars from the Lionel train set working, may restore a few more. O scale, I think. Post-war, up til the early 60s.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (QDnY+)

263 Also, lincoln logs could be formed into B-17s with the use of rubber bands.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (d4iVA)

264 Lost in space robot

Batmobile (kid-sized!)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (qJtVm)

265 They even had 2-stage rockets where the first stage would light the second stage, and you could put stuff in the payloads.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM

We sent a few toads and frogs on some missions.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (CiRJp)

266 231 Anybody remember Clacker Balls?


Posted by: eleven
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Yes?


Posted by: Maddog Mattis


There was a story going around that some kid blasted both temples and died from using them. Think nunchuks but with wooden balls instead of sticks on the end.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (IeDO8)

267 Greatest toy ever was the verti-bird.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (87EdW)

268 Anyone else put wheels on Estes rockets and do your reinactment of the Budweiser Rocket land speed record run?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (BF6Fv)

269 Klacker balls Ya not a good thing for guys.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (6Ll1u)

270 They even had 2-stage rockets where the first stage would light the second stage, and you could put stuff in the payloads.

Just never put a 2nd stage engine in the first stage. One of my friends did that and the parachute delay was just enough for the rocket to nose over vertical towards the ground when the 2nd stage ignited. That thing might have been pushing C when it hit the ground.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (yQpMk)

271 Has anybody in the history of the world ever played the mousetrap game properly?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (9Hjhc)


No one I know.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (SRarZ)

272 >>>I liked the balsa wood jet fighter plane gliders. You punched the fuselage, wings, and horizontal tail out of the sheet and put them together, pushed the u-shaped metal weight onto the nose, and you were ready for flight. Good times.

oh yeah, they were cool. Not a lot of color, though, if I remember.

Color counts a lot with kids.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (8rNrN)

273
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1-gHqov5w8

1972 Chevy Truck pulling a 747 tv ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1-gHqov5w8

The major airlines have all retired their 747's last year. I always wanted to fly on a 747 and never did. Never will.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (VwqM3)

274 The Six Million Dollar Man was the best. Also had his robot nemesis, the inflatable moonbase/lab, and I think the Venus probe.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (LnOh3)

275 I wanted one of those kid ovens when I was little, so that I could make myself snacks when I was supposed to he sleeping. Parents refused. I think they thought I'd end wearing sequins and attending Liberace concerts.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (H5knJ)

276 >>Sea Monkeys? Biological warfare.

Sea monkeys are brine shrimp. Ask me how I know.

Ant farms. Now that was weirdly interesting.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (/tuJf)

277
We had a GI Joe Howitzer that fired a plastic shell. I can't imagine any of the toys we had being allowed today. Even the TV shows. What my little nieces and nephews watch are such pablum.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (SiINZ)

278 The best flying toy I had, which I couldn't find an ad for, was that water/air pressure rocket thing.



Man, that thing went pretty high.



Also, very dangerous as a weapon, though you couldn't really aim it well.



If you could aim it well, there would have been a lot of injuries from it.



Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (8rNrN)



I had that too. I don't remember what it was called.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

I had one of those! Even had a little golf-ball sized spherical "satellite" at the top. They went pretty good, too.
Back home from my cataract surgery. I can almost read the desktop screen with the surgicated eye, unassisted by reading glasses. The reading glasses I am used to using are too strong for it. And I can see to drive OK, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (efC8N)

279 239 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2018 08:36 PM (xJa6I)

"River?"

Eh, I just work here for another few months and then we head back to Louisiana to finish her career and head home to Ohio finally.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (SzZnW)

280 Saw this in a thrift store today:

Famous World War II Battle of Navarone Giant Play Set

https://2warpstoneptune.com/2012/11/01/marx-navarone-play-set/

By Marx!

Not only did we get kickass toys, we got kickass WAR toys that would make these millennial pussies curl up and cry!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (oVJmc)

281 I seem to recall playing with (perhaps at a friend's house) a toy tank -- perhaps RC -- that would move, rotate the turret, and fire something. Recall a powder exiting the barrel, but don't recall if there was an actual projectile involved.

Very cool ...

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (BiLU+)

282 Klacker balls hanging from telephone lines. That's what I remember. Because as toys they were joyless.

Posted by: 13times at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (K3B2k)

283 Tinker Toys. I loved building ferris wheels and windmills. Wanted an Erector set or girder and panels deal, but those never happened.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (RfzVr)

284 Wrist Rocket by Whamo.

And ball bearings.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (lApJ5)

285 258 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (EoRCO)

I live a block away from his old house here, he had a legendary temper they still talk about.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (SzZnW)

286 I'm pretty sure my Erector set is in a red wooden box, I know right where it is but haven't looked at it in years.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (aC6Sd)

287 whoah, I think I had the Navaronne playset.

I think they also made an Old West play set and Dinosaur World play set (which were virtually the same thing, just with a different paint job).

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (8rNrN)

288 Very, very cheap, flimsy brittle plastic, almost 2D instead of a full 3D mold.
-----
Demi-ronde
http://home.freeuk.net/toysoldier/

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (VBKy9)

289 I had a replica 40's jeep that you peddled.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (+Y4s3)

290 Oh yeah, the Shootin Shell toy guns !
Also had a spring powered missile launcher.
Girders & Panels was a lot of fun.

One of the best was a motorized cap firing tommy gun - about the only toy that ever got stolen when I left it outside.


Amazing how all of the toys I wore out and broke have turned into costly antiques !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (Mbmmf)

291 My Obama and Keith Ellison action figures.

Posted by: David Hogg at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (/qEW2)

292 little bro had a venti-bird.

I always wanted an easy bake oven. Never did get it. We did have a good time with our pogo sticks. Barbies just got their heads ripped off. I think I got one.

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (a3OL0)

293 "you could put stuff in the payloads"

Tell me about it.

Posted by: your kid sister's pet mouse at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (UdKB7)

294 ace 1,000 years and 40 generations ago - or so it seems - the "job" of a young boy in SoCal (and elsewhere) was to go try and kill or maim himself after school and on weekends, with his friends, by building insanely dangerous bike jumps, etc.


We had the canyons, which offered the tantalizing prospect of rattlesnakes (seasonally) as well.


These days, I don't think any 12-yr old boy has been in the canyon near their house. It's unbelievable.


Of course in some places there are illegal or homeless encampments to deal with, which is nice, and which our parents didn't have to think about.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (QDnY+)

295 Thanks for this thread, Ace. It's nice to talk about lighter, fun things and fun memories..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (tpDAe)

296 250
Has anybody in the history of the world ever played the mousetrap game properly?
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (9Hjhc)


I think so. I played it many times. Another one in the same vein was Crazy Clock. I don't know whether they were made by the same company or were competitors.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 08:42 PM (sdi6R)

297 276 California Fairy Shrimp.

Posted by: 13times at April 18, 2018 08:43 PM (K3B2k)

298 Now Lego is mostly kits for building specific items.


Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM

*******

I've inherited the Eldest Spawn's cast-off Star Wars and Bionicles sets... I use the bits to make foldable mobile and tablet stands...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 08:43 PM (e9G8E)

299 Donny Osmond pitched this bicycle in the late 60's? I
forget. A swing bike. I actually road one of these. Scary stuff. Ain't
America great!



https://youtu.be/ktyRiTv9qsI

Posted by: 13times at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (K3B2k)

Swing bike! A car club crony of mine had some of those, and got to be real good with them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 08:43 PM (efC8N)

300
I had the Matchbox orange Mercedes 450.

I had the Matchbox horse trailer, which I could tow with the orange Mercedes because it had a trailer hitch.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 08:43 PM (VwqM3)

301 Toys? Luxury! We played with sticks and we liked it!

Posted by: Oso at April 18, 2018 08:43 PM (QX7Lq)

302 I loved my Moon Base Clavius set with functioning Monolith!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 08:43 PM (qJtVm)

303 Of course, most of my time as a kid was spent playing outside, climbing trees, playing jumprope, pretending I was Wonder Woman and attempting to not get injured at the local park, which had trapeze bars and hanging rings made of metal. Not to mention the concrete and metal sewer cover in front of the hard plastic swings that we needed to avoid when we "bailed out" from a high swing.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (SRarZ)

304 Secret Sam spy kit.




the Secret Sam gun looks like they were "borrowing" from the Man From Uncle

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (SiINZ)

305 Revell model kits.

F4U Corsair
Mitsubishi "Zero"
B17 Flying Fortress
P38 Lightning
B29 "Enola Gay"

I built 'em all and hung them from strings from the ceiling. Zero was diving to escape the Corsair on his tail .

Heated up a fork to make bullet holes in the Zero from the Corsair. Splattered a little silver paint for torn metal edges effect.

I guess models were toys.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (2wOtx)

306 Frisbee and Croquet.

Threw a Lawn Dart as high as I could once in the back yard, and it came down piercing the bill of the baseball cap my younger brother was wearing ...
causing everybody but him to collapse and Roll On The Ground Laughing.

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (BiLU+)

307 284 Wrist Rocket by Whamo.

And ball bearings.
Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (lApJ5)



Definitely most lethal "toy" ever.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (+lOpA)

308 Anyone remember a Saturn V scale plastic toy?Had like a lander and so forth.

I only realize now, I had a lot of space toys as a kid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (d4iVA)

309 wait I didn't have the Navarone playset. I think a dorky kid I knew who had ALL THE TOYS had one in his closet but I think I was too old to play with it (even though I wanted to).

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (8rNrN)

310 Back home from my cataract surgery.


Did you get IOL implants? What kind? I am going to need some and I want the premium kind.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (yQpMk)

311 Nerf. The only gun you should be able to have.

Posted by: David Hogg at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (/qEW2)

312 And I can see to drive OK, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 08:40 PM (efC8N)


I just scheduled mine today but I'm very nervous about it, been putting it off for over a year!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (n9EOP)

313 I had Tinker Toys! I forgot all about those things.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (SRarZ)

314 Johnny Magumba rifle set.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (H8QX8)

315 G.I. Joe. Especially when he was sporting a beard. The desert Jeep or the Jeep with trailer. Later on the helicopter

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (MCEwl)

316 My dad wouldn't let me have the xray goggles from the back of the comic books. Come to think of it I never even saw a comic book until I was 10. Never had a Coca Cola until I was in College. I think this explains a lot about me as I think back on it.



Posted by: An Observation at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (KdlDE)

317 I liked Spirograph.

I loved etch a sketch, too.

but I played outside, in a little wooden hoghouse as a cabin, with a real bonanza style horse tie up for my real pony.

really. that was the shit

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (xGMkv)

318 I have a large Erector set only missing a couple of pieces. It was a gift but have had it 20 years.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (aC6Sd)

As a Canuck, I had the British Empire equivalent, a Meccano set. Still have it, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (efC8N)

319 Ah, wood burner sets. Those things were great torture implements.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (yQpMk)

320 >>>the Secret Sam gun looks like they were "borrowing" from the Man From Uncle


I was trying to find a commercial for the Man from Uncle Gun kit, which I believe was a big deal at the time, but couldn't. I found Secret sam and Jonny 7 instead.

I would've linked Johnny 7 but I didn't know it was a big thing.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (8rNrN)

321
Frisbee is the most popular lame invention ever. Sport for the lobotomized.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (dB1+n)

322 Nerf. The only gun you should be able to have.

Here's a Barbie, Dave.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (Tyii7)

323 Nice collection of old, classic toys in action here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psuRGfAaju4

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (e9G8E)

324 >>>I loved my Moon Base Clavius set with functioning Monolith!

i wish i could believe you

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (8rNrN)

325 Micronauts were the best because everything would shoot. Little missiles and darts would shoot out of every action character, vehicle, etc...

The CEO of the toy company must of been like, "So... does this toy shoot stuff?"

designer: "Um no. I don't think it does."

CEO: "THEN IT"S CRAP!! Make it shoot stuff out of every orifice. AND I MEAN EVERY ORIFICE."

designer: "Yes sir!"

Great toys. I loved them.

Posted by: bananaDream at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (yRBj9)

326 Threw a Lawn Dart as high as I could once in the
back yard, and it came down piercing the bill of the baseball cap my
younger brother was wearing ...
causing everybody but him to collapse and Roll On The Ground Laughing.


Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (BiLU+)


Jarts were awesome. We used to throw them up in the air and try to avoid being hit by them. Safety first!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (SRarZ)

327 Saw this in a thrift store today:

Famous World War II Battle of Navarone Giant Play Set

https://2warpstoneptune.com/2012/11/01/marx-navarone-play-set/

By Marx!



We had a playset one was of Vikings and I think the other was a Calvary fort.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (SiINZ)

328 Has anybody in the history of the world ever played the mousetrap game properly?



Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM (9Hjhc)


Yes. My favorite game as a kid. I used to love the Rube Goldberg cartoons so it was right up my alley. I still enjoy the Rube Goldberg type videos on youtube.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (RfzVr)

329 315 G.I. Joe. Especially when he was sporting a beard. The desert Jeep or the Jeep with trailer. Later on the helicopter
Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (MCEwl)

My uncles had the bigger size (almost doll) GI Joe figures. I agree with Lileks- he had that scar and the thousand yard stare.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (d4iVA)

330
I wanted that Evel Knevel toy so bad when I was young. I didn't get it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2018 08:47 PM (r+sAi)

331 Revell went bankrupt this week, layed off a dozen employees

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:47 PM (aC6Sd)

332 I honestly can't think of any toy that I had. All my Christmas or birthday gifts were bikes , BB / pellet guns , camping and sports stuff. I did get a chemistry set and wood burning kit. Anyone else have the wood burning kit? More dangerous than the chemistry set for me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 08:47 PM (2DOZq)

333 -
My cousin had the mousetrap game that ripped off Rube Goldberg. It was pretty cool.





Posted by: irright



Has anybody in the history of the world ever played the mousetrap game properly?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM

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

I'm not sure we ever played it right, but it was fun to watch the thing work when set off.

Much later we tried to play a game called "Axis And Allies" that takes longer than WWII lasted to set up. I'm not sure we ever actually played.





Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:47 PM (RVcmP)

334 I don't know if little girls play with doll houses anymore. They're probably on electronic items, which I find rather sad..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:37 PM

Fear not, Fen. Goddaughter the Older loved my mother's childhood dollhouse. There's hope for humanity.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 18, 2018 08:47 PM (8VseP)

335 Thinking about my favorites, none of them were really "toys".

We built our model rockets. We built our HO train sets, cars, and locomotives. We argued with friends over the superiority of steam vs. diesel layouts. We scoffed at people who intermingled cars that wouldn't have been together.

Even the Creepy Crawly thing involved making something out of dangerous heat and cancer goo, so I'm not sure that was a toy.

Slinky was a toy. I think the hand juggling part was like that 80s thing with the clacker balls where there are five in a row and you just watch kinetic energy knock them around until it stops.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 08:47 PM (fuK7c)

336 When I was a kid I would take birthday money or money from cutting lawns and buy either Matchbox cars or models, I loved building models on a rainy day. Had quite the collection of Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. Then one day in high school my little cousin came over and my mom gave them ALL to him! Never saw them again. Little bastard!

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (CiRJp)

337 Tanner that's pretty cool.


Models I remember: the Ontos vehicle, a Navy seaplane (Coronado, or Neptune?), and, fittingly for today, the 76th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, the USS Hornet (the one that launched the raid, and was sunk later near the Solomons - the model came with 16 little B-25s, which you painted Army green).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (QDnY+)

338 Frisbee is the most popular lame invention ever. Sport for the lobotomized.


You must not be any good with them. I can make all kinds of throws, left, right, backhand, forehand, upsidedown, off the index finger, off the thumb. Curves left, right, skips off pavement. We got high and played Ultimate.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (yQpMk)

339 >>>Anyone remember a Saturn V scale plastic toy?Had like a lander and so forth.

I think I had something like that, or my dorky friend did. Yeah, he had it.

I had a few models. I know Revell was a big brand. I had the USS Missouri. I think it was mostly just a snap-together so I didn't have to buy all the glue and stuff.

Actually I think I should buy a model. I remember it being really cool putting the Big Mo together.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (8rNrN)

340 A wrist rocket is a toy like a m-80 or cherry bomb is a toy

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (6Ll1u)

341 Like he was looking at you and thinking:

"Kid, I've seen things. What the hell are you doing playing with dolls? Go out and do something fun. Kiss a girl. Shoot a commie."

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (d4iVA)

342 All these toys perpetuate White Privilege.

Posted by: Some Stick-up-the-Butt 'Academic' at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (oVJmc)

343 201 Oh and Superballs. I am certain those have been banned too.

How many kids were hit in the face after throwing one straight down on the sidewalk as hard as you could? Good times.
Posted by: tonypete at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (9rIkM)

Our son's Dr has a HUGE I guess you would call it a gum ball machine filled with rubber balls, after his visit he gets to turn it and his ball comes spiraling out.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (dKiJG)

344 Have about 10 cars from the Lionel train set working, may restore a few more. O scale, I think. Post-war, up til the early 60s.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (QDnY+)


Have the engine and three cars from the American Flyer line, none of the three rail crap in my dad's house!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (n9EOP)

345 Minnfidel, still have my Matchbox. Should go check them. They're in a period-correct See's Candy box (though I don't think the boxes have literally changed a bit in the intervening 50 years ......).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (QDnY+)

346 Younger brother had the large plastic erector set for the younger kids. Add Lincoln Logs, a furniture grade rubber band, imagination and good old fashioned American ingenuity and voila! A rifle that could (and did) put holes in drywall plus bruises on siblings.

Later we glued tacks on the Lincoln Log bullets for added value.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (l7Kbv)

347 Thanks for the gumball, Popeye.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (Tyii7)

348 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 18, 2018 08:47 PM (8VseP)

Thanks for letting me know. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (tpDAe)

349
Oh yeah, the woodburning kit. That was awesome.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (r+sAi)

350 Original die cast metal Transformers some of the best toys ever. That and

Construx!

Posted by: DaviW at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (JlWF+)

351 Look... why take a chance? At least, that's the way I feel about it.
Posted by: Remo Gaggi at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (rznWS

Look, I know its off topic and such, but I was just thrilled as hell someone posted my favorite quote from the legendary film "Casino". As an aside, my dad knew one of the Balistreri boys, the sons of the guy who was the Milwaukee mob boss, who was the inspiration behind the composite character Remo Gaggi. Balistreri was a boss of bosses, and was not a man to be trifled with.

Posted by: The Lonebadger at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (5leUT)

352 I was drinking coffee, with the Monday blues
Bold print on 6am my morning news
The headline read Knievel had passed
'Nother childhood superman gone too fast
Foolish nerve contagious pride
No fear of the impossible, he took us for a ride
And he said

Give life your best shot No matter what they say
Yeah we're all speeding toward our judgement day
It's not the dates son it's that small thin line
Do you want it on your tombstone
You almost tried

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (ZCD4H)

353 And over at my Grandma's house was a two story cabin the uncles built. they were 8 and 10 years older than me, so it was quite deserted by the time I was 6 or 7.

All Mine!


when it rained, we had these metal barn sets, with fences, animals etc, and then the Fort Apache play set. lying on your belly on the floor, making epic stories happen.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM (xGMkv)

354


The big GI Joes, endless hours jumping them and matching them up against Mike Power, Atomic Man.

What the hell happened to toys?

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz IVANOVICH at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (AASEZ)

355 My two brothers and I would entertain ourselves for hours at night in our small bedroom playing Nerf Basketball.

All the screaming and yelling drove our poor mother crazy.

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (BiLU+)

356 316 My dad wouldn't let me have the xray goggles from the back of the comic books. Come to think of it I never even saw a comic book until I was 10. Never had a Coca Cola until I was in College. I think this explains a lot about me as I think back on it.



Posted by: An Observation at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (KdlDE)

I bought the 50 piece fishing tackle box from the back of a comic. Yes it was disappointing. I always wanted that submarine.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (2DOZq)

357 Frisbee is the most popular lame invention ever. Sport for the lobotomized.


I say Harrumph to you, sir. Harrumph!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (fuK7c)

358 >>>I wanted that Evel Knevel toy so bad when I was young. I didn't get it.


it's not nearly as good as they're making it sound. It only went about 20 feet and the jumps were nothing to write home about. Obviously, the thing didn't stick the landings. (Which made it a realistic recreation of the oeuvre of Evil Knievel, I guess.)

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (8rNrN)

359 I played outside all the time. My home town was stuck in the 1950's where kids could explore for miles around the neighborhood and woods. Sports stuff, guns, and motorcycles.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (4+5ym)

360 I had Estes rockets, too. I built and flew a number of them.

Then I bought and built a large one. I put a lot of work into that one, and it was my masterpiece. I took it out to a local park and launched it. It flew high into the sky. I saw the parachute deploy, then it drifted towards the sun and I lost sight of it.

I never did see it come down.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (sdi6R)

361 Playdoh.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (+Y4s3)

362 "A wrist rocket is a toy like a m-80 or cherry bomb is a toy"

Yeah, what's yer point?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (3JQ/p)

363 I got a rock.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (NWiLs)

364 >>>I liked Spirograph.

booknlass - did you get as upset as I did when you would be going too fast and miss a cog and screw up a pattern? I loved the Spirograph, but was such a little perfectionist that it drove me nuts.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (RfzVr)

365 Minnfidel, still have my Matchbox. Should go check them. They're in a period-correct See's Candy box (though I don't think the boxes have literally changed a bit in the intervening 50 years ......).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 08:49 PM

I had really nice cases for them, they were in mint condition. I was so bummed my mom did that. I bet they'd be worth something now. Oh well.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (CiRJp)

366 313 I had Tinker Toys! I forgot all about those things.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (SRarZ)

Rainy days in the den....

Erector sets, tinker toys, Lincoln logs, and Danielle Boones Old West Outpost Fort!

With plastic Settlers and Indians! and Horses! And Cowboys from some other set...

Entire small towns were pillaged by the Indians on Rainy days...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:51 PM (NgKpN)

367 http://www.scaleautomag.com/articles/2018/04/revell-has-been-sold

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:51 PM (aC6Sd)

368 Silly Putty on the Sunday (color) comics.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:51 PM (RfzVr)

369 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9sPZqw9UCU

Micronauts commercial

Thanks for reminding me.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (2wOtx)

370 201 Oh and Superballs. I am certain those have been banned too.

How many kids were hit in the face after throwing one straight down on the sidewalk as hard as you could? Good times.
Posted by: tonypete at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (9rIkM)

Superballs. Dear Lord.

OK, I had a superball (think it is still at my parents house.) It was again, on of my uncles from the 60s. That thing was amazing. It was unbelievably dense and bouncy.

I loved that thing so much, working out how high you could bounce it. It had almost no loss of energy (you would lose maybe 2-3" from the initial drop.)

I then got a more modern one from my parents for some christmas or birthday in the 80s. It sucked. You would lose at least half of the energy between bounces. Sad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (d4iVA)

371 I did find playdoh too salty.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (+Y4s3)

372 nerf footballs were fun but we also had "itza" footballs. they were rubbery, inflated footballs. ours were lime green and we only used them to play smear the queer and 500.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (MTjB1)

373 I remember Matchbox had those diecast WW2 warbirds...I had zeroes, spitfires, corsairs...those things were so friggin cool.

Posted by: The Lonebadger at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (5leUT)

374 256 I liked the balsa wood jet fighter plane gliders. You punched the fuselage, wings, and horizontal tail out of the sheet and put them together, pushed the u-shaped metal weight onto the nose, and you were ready for flight. Good times.
Posted by: Gref at April 18, 2018 08:38 PM (AMIL/)

I loved those. Knocked down a lamp or two with them. Yet another toy I was banned from playing with inside.

Posted by: joncelli, nominal Lutheran at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (1FhAQ)

375 I got a .410 when I was 12
Fuck you.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (AsjQP)

376 363 I got a rock.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (NWiLs)


I actually did get a genuine Pet Rock for Christmas one year.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (sdi6R)

377 steely dan ?

Posted by: son-of-ceviche at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (FUy6n)

378 317 I liked Spirograph.

I loved etch a sketch, too.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 08:45 PM (xGMkv)

============

Loved both of those, too -- also Lite Brite.

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (BiLU+)

379 Tip-It

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (Z48ZB)

380 As we got older, we got bored with the standard G.I. Joe play stuff. So we started stealing some of the reloading gunpowder and built our own bombs.

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (MCEwl)

381 Frisbee is the most popular lame invention ever. Sport for the lobotomized.


I say Harrumph to you, sir. Harrumph!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (fuK7c)

It's all good. We got a "harrumph" gotta that guy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (8VseP)

382 i was gonna link the Micronauts but I watched that commercial and thought they looked even dumber than I thought they would.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (8rNrN)

383 Okay I forgot. I did get the electric racetrack where you couldn't keep the cars in the slots. Operator error .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (2DOZq)

384 "I never understood this "toy." It seems to be for slow children."

listen motherfucker - we prefer the term special chillrens

Posted by: j2 at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (GxaUD)

385 I know. I've seen a few documentaries about the guy.
The guy basically went through life writing checks with his mouth and
then cashing them with his balls. Probably not a great role model for
the yoots of America but I thought he was off-the-charts cool when I was
a kid.





Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (RVcmP)

I was in the same room as him once. Went on a Spring Break road trip from Vancouver to California. Went to a club in Hollywood (now long gone, I think), called Filthy McNastys. Sure enough, he was there. Didn't have to courage to go up and greet him, but he was there, with a posse. Also went to the Starr Club, owned by soul singer Edwin Starr, and he put on a fine show.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (efC8N)

386
I had really nice cases for them, they were in mint condition. I was so bummed my mom did that. I bet they'd be worth something now. Oh well.
Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (CiRJp)

While I was away in the Navy, my Mom sold my entire collection of Epic and Erie magazines... most in plastic... complete collections...

at a Church sale for like 5 cents apiece...

To this day, I've never told her what those were worth...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (NgKpN)

387 My sister and I used to make globes by pouring liquid plastic into stemmed glass balls which you would crack open when the plastic cooled. Trying to remember the name of the stuff. You could suspend bugs and butterflies and little figurines in it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (qJtVm)

388 309 wait I didn't have the Navarone playset. I think a dorky kid I knew who had ALL THE TOYS had one in his closet but I think I was too old to play with it (even though I wanted to).
Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (8rNrN)

And that is why you go out and pay 4 times the original price on Ebay.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (BF6Fv)

389 "Outta"

Effin autocucumber.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (8VseP)

390 "Much later we tried to play a game called "Axis And Allies" that takes longer than WWII lasted to set up. I'm not sure we ever actually played"

We have that and my boys and I used to play it. I'm unbeatable though, doesn't matter which countries I play. No mercy is what I always say. I guess that's why they don't want to play anymore. Maybe I can trick them into playing again by saying I'll let them win.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (UdKB7)

391 Didja see that David "Camera" Hogg is writing a book. And the title? "Never Again."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (+y/Ru)

392 Was talking to a job supervisor who was a job trainer or something like that. He was asking if I had Lego, tinker toys, Lincoln Logs and told him I had all those things. He said he would poll students who had those building toys as kids knowing they would do better.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (aC6Sd)

393 Dad built a couple of shooting lanes in the basement, Daisy and Crossman put several thousand shots down those lanes.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable russian bot! at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (0OmEj)

394 Best toy? A stick and a wheel.

And it's ready for a reboot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGHT4FdeTc

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (8rNrN)

395 My brother had a Silver Surfer #1 comic book. Fortunately our mom threw it away while he wasn't watching.

Posted by: An Observation at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (KdlDE)

396 I got a .410 when I was 12
Fuck you.



Was that to go with the Annie Oakley fringe jacket?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (yQpMk)

397 321
Frisbee is the most popular lame invention ever. Sport for the lobotomized.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 18, 2018 08:46 PM (dB1+n)

==============

Actually, Ultimate Frisbee (especially played on the beach) is a tremendous sport and workout. Frisbee Golf is fun too.

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (BiLU+)

398 There used to be these kits that let you mold weird little creatures but I can't remember the name.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (NWiLs)

399 I got the Evel Knievel motorcycle launcher in 1975 or 1976 for my Birthday from my Grandparents. Lord how I wanted it. What a letdown. It went 2 feet and fell over, never worked right.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (87EdW)

400 Okay I forgot. I did get the electric racetrack where you couldn't keep the cars in the slots. Operator error .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM

I had one, it was a Tyco. The cars had working lights on them and we'd put towels up over the windows to make it really dark.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (CiRJp)

401 Go-bots. Duncan yo-yos.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (/qEW2)

402 Playdoh.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (+Y4s3)


Ben! *squishy hugs*
I loved Play-Doh...I had the Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop as a kid. I was only allowed to play with it in my dad's workshop. It made a mess, but was so much fun.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (SRarZ)

403 162 -You got a kick in the groin?! Luxury!! We had to kick ourselves in the groin and only on Christmas and birthdays!

Posted by: lone Yorkshireman at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (11H2y)

404 Frisbee is the most popular lame invention ever. Sport for the lobotomized.
I say Harrumph to you, sir. Harrumph!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (fuK7c)

Hacky Sack.

Worst ever.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (EoRCO)

405 I've played Axis And Allies games that started in late afternoon and ended at 4:00 AM.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (xPl2J)

406

Dick Tracy Two Way Wrist Radio

https://youtu.be/5cQR8dUMYaA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2018 08:55 PM (IqV8l)

407 Actually I think I should buy a model. I remember it being really cool putting the Big Mo together.


I did all glue together plastic models as a kid. My Dad would tell me about balsa model airplanes that he had made. He'd make Japanese Zeros and put a cherry bomb in them and watch them blow up.

I made a couple of balsa airplanes as a grown up, but I never got as far as putting the paper skin and dope on them so I have a couple of interesting airplane shaped skeletons.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 08:55 PM (fuK7c)

408
I had this toy that looked like a rocket ship but ran real slow on this little track with one loop. Can't remember the name. Got boring real fast, but for some reason I always remember that one.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2018 08:55 PM (r+sAi)

409 yes, CFO mom, I was bothered when it didn't come out looking quite right.

plus, all the pieces and the little spaces for keeping them: I was carrying it over to my friend's house in the winter, and a couple pieces of that spirograph fell out into the snow. had to wait until the snow melted to find them!

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 08:55 PM (xGMkv)

410 Unfortunately my oldest son is Asperger afflicted and didn't really know how to play with toys. Get him a Hot Wheels and he roll it back and forth a few inches watching the wheels spin.

My second son is moderately autistic and fun for him is flinging a string up and down.

My two youngest are pretty normal but many time would rather watch some kid playing with a toy on YouTube rather than playing with their own toys.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 08:55 PM (LnOh3)

411 Hacky Sack.

Worst ever.



Lamer than soccer.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (yQpMk)

412 391 Didja see that David "Camera" Hogg is writing a book. And the title? "Never Again."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (+y/Ru)

I have new ideas of my own, Dad!!!! I can think of things all on my own, Dad!!! I'm special and shit!

Posted by: David 'Goebbels' Hogg at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (d4iVA)

413 Daisy BB gun.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (0tfLf)

414 Worst part was, my friends, the 2 Steve's each had one too, and theirs' both worked perfectly. I lost every race.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (87EdW)

415 I've played Axis And Allies games that started in late afternoon and ended at 4:00 AM.
Posted by: Mark1971

Like Risk or Monopoly, it's a war of attrition. May the leadenest ass win.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (9Hjhc)

416 "Hey good lookin" guy . . .

Did he go on to live a quiet normal professional life? Or did his brief moment of fame followed by decades of being a punchline drive him to booze and ruin?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (JyFLk)

417
Anybody have the SuperJock Super Toe? You'd pound on the top of his head to kick field goals.

Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (EzdLW)

418 388 309 wait I didn't have the Navarone playset. I think a dorky kid I knew who had ALL THE TOYS had one in his closet but I think I was too old to play with it (even though I wanted to).
Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (8rNrN

I was that kid. I harassed my parents without mercy until a Navarone set magically appeared on my 7th birthday. I was very popular in my hood, as a result..

Posted by: The Lonebadger at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (5leUT)

419 Saturday mornings at the hobby shopwith my dad

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (Z48ZB)

420 As wrote had Estes rockets 2 summers, never managed the 2 stage to go off right.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (aC6Sd)

421 Didja see that David "Camera" Hogg is writing a book. And the title? "Never Again."

Grandiose much?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 08:57 PM (oVJmc)

422
There used to be these kits that let you mold weird little creatures but I can't remember the name.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (NWiLs)


Creepy Crawlers? Another thing the neighbor had that I didn't get, but had the privilege of playing with.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:57 PM (SRarZ)

423 Nerf. The only gun you should be able to have.
Posted by: David Hogg


When Pop-Tarts in the shape of guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have Pop-Tarts.

Posted by: t-bird at April 18, 2018 08:57 PM (cp1if)

424 Didja see that David "Camera" Hogg is writing a book. And the title? "Never Again."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 08:53 PM (+y/Ru)



He should have gone with Mein Krap. Maybe he can get a forward from Jimmy Drama

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:57 PM (SiINZ)

425 Anyone remember a Saturn V scale plastic toy?Had like a lander and so forth.

I think I had something like that, or my dorky friend did. Yeah, he had it.

I had a few models. I know Revell was a big brand. I had the USS Missouri. I think it was mostly just a snap-together so I didn't have to buy all the glue and stuff.

Actually I think I should buy a model. I remember it being really cool putting the Big Mo together.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (8rNrN)


I had the Revell Saturn V, as well as the Apollo spacecraft one.

And don't give me those namby-pamby snap-together ones. We need to be talking those model kits you had to glue together with that controlled-substance model glue.

Even now, I have an unassembled Revell kit for the Babylon 5 Starfury in my display case, right behind the assembled model from a second kit.

Someday . . . someday . .

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 08:57 PM (953wK)

426 My dad got us a punching bag that he hung in the basement. A set of boxing gloves for me and my brother, I suppose he figured it was a good way for two youngins to burn off some energy. Of course we quickly decided it was better to ignore the punching bag and try and beat the shit out of each other. Yea, that went away.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 08:57 PM (CiRJp)

427 I got a Daniel Boone coonskin cap. That was in the 60's when Fess Parker played Daniel Boone. I had no idea at the time that it was just a rehash of the Davy Crockett cap in the 50's.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 08:58 PM (2DOZq)

428 "A wrist rocket is a toy like a m-80 or cherry bomb is a toy"

-
Put 'em together, a wrist rocket and a cherry bomb, and you've got a toy!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 08:58 PM (+y/Ru)

429 i had a dawn doll.
she was really pretty.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 18, 2018 08:58 PM (zr8oO)

430 When the Frisbee first came out in the 60's it was a sensation in our town. It really brought all the kids together on our street and played with it constantly until after sundown.
We also invented Dodge Frisbee and nobody complained about getting hit in the head.

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at April 18, 2018 08:58 PM (PtuJp)

431
My two brothers and I would entertain ourselves for hours at night in our small bedroom playing Nerf Basketball.
...

So many holes in the sheetrock.


To this day I can still entertain myself for hours laying on my back and throwing a ball at the ceiling and catching it. Baseball is best but tennis will work.

Sometimes I throw/catch the ball at the ceiling in the hotel on road trips.

Helps me think.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 08:58 PM (2wOtx)

432 Tyco Aura AFX slot cars. Then we added the Cliffhanger wall pieces. Insanity insued.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (BF6Fv)

433 Big Jim Slade at 1.
And all those Catholic high school girls in trouble!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (0tfLf)

434 413 Daisy BB gun.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 08:56 PM (0tfLf)

*Fistbump*

The weird part. My Dad bought me one for Christmas, but it was actually a more powerful model than the red rider. Then, we had so much fun playing with it, that he bought himself a Red Ryder. We would shoot nuts out of trees and have the best times.

I love my Dad.

Posted by: David 'Goebbels' Hogg at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (d4iVA)

435 I have a dermatologist appointment tomorrow to check out some barnacles, so I will be shaving off my mustache and beard for the checking.. I think it will feel odd. It's been a few years since I was smooth faced.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (yQpMk)

436 Creepy Crawlers? Another thing the neighbor had that I didn't get, but had the privilege of playing with.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 08:57 PM (SRarZ)

That might be it.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (NWiLs)

437
358 >>>I wanted that Evel Knevel toy so bad when I was young. I didn't get it.


it's not nearly as good as they're making it sound. It only went about 20 feet and the jumps were nothing to write home about. Obviously, the thing didn't stick the landings. (Which made it a realistic recreation of the oeuvre of Evil Knievel, I guess.)
Posted by


I am calling BS I was able to get it land.

We also got Space 1999 Eagle 1, and you could make all kinds of different ships.


Anyone else bring their toy guns to school and play? I can't imagine what would happen today if my son did that. He and I would be in jail.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (dKiJG)

438 DangerGirl, big hugs back. You still picking that Guitar?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (+Y4s3)

439 Legos, Lincoln Logs, erector sets...seriously, why the hell am I not an architect...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (lLeln)

440 This thread makes me think that I can't recall the last time I saw little girls jumping rope. Either singly, or a threesome with a long rope. I remember it being a big deal if one owned a jump rope long enough to do "Double Dutch".

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (RfzVr)

441 There's a working 2-XL in my basement.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (Ud5AY)

442 Off, Goebbels sock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:00 PM (d4iVA)

443 Had the Man From UNCLE gun set - that was the big year of the Spy Wars in my neighborhood. As I recall, it was unreliable at firing caps, so it got retired early (if the cap didn't fire, the shot didn't count).
Anything you could dummy up could be a valid device, so there was model building involved as well. My James Bond Pocket Aqualung was widely admired (2 empty CO2 cartridges set in a block of wood). Allowed you to survive poison-gas attacks.
Best cap gun I had was a no-name diecast snubby revolver, which may or may not have made it through the last move.

The woodburning thing became my first soldering iron, later.

They had the enamelling kiln at the local club, that was a hoot, too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 18, 2018 09:00 PM (Mbmmf)

444 I learned how to make play dough from scratch. While my kids were growing up, we'd usually have some around.

I'd sit and play with them with it. I'd use koolaid to scent it and color it with food coloring.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:00 PM (xGMkv)

445 439 Legos, Lincoln Logs, erector sets...seriously, why the hell am I not an architect...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (lLeln)

I am wondering for the 4 millionth time why I did not go into engineering like my Dad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:00 PM (d4iVA)

446 All these toys perpetuate White Privilege.
Posted by: Some Stick-up-the-Butt 'Academic' at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (oVJmc)


========

That's why the Muslims never invented any of them. They are too pure and noble.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 09:00 PM (/qEW2)

447 Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (8rNrN)

I still have a Harley Davidson model in the box. I figure my laziness as a young teen may turn out to be worth something.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:00 PM (2DOZq)

448 Hacky Sack.

Worst ever.

-
It's like a ball that doesn't bounce or roll.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (+y/Ru)

449 You morons realize that 3/4 of these toys would be banned now. Shit to kids even play with toys anymore or do they just get a smart phone at 6 years old?

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (CiRJp)

450 I'm heading back to the farm tomorrow to play with chainsaws and brush cutters. Wish me luck.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (MVjcR)

451 -
My two brothers and I would entertain ourselves for hours at night in our small bedroom playing Nerf Basketball.

All the screaming and yelling drove our poor mother crazy.


Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM (BiLU+)
---------------------------------Nerf Basketball should get kickbacks from the drywall industry. Especially in college towns

Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (RVcmP)

452 >>369 Thanks for reminding me.

I had the micronaut battlecruiser. Man was that great! It launched parts of itself off and its wings were guns! And the magnetic centaur dudes were cool too.

I have pieces of it all in a box up in the attic still but not a complete set of anything.

Posted by: bananaDream at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (yRBj9)

453 Here's how sucky kids have it: one class a WEEK of PE in elementary school.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (LnOh3)

454 I had a carbide cannon. Those were fun.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 09:02 PM (UdKB7)

455 Bag Of Glass.

"Mr. Mainway, your company manufactures the following so-called harmless playthings: Pretty Peggy Ear-Piercing Set, Mr. Skin-Grafter, General Tron's Secret Police Confession Kit, and Doggie Dentist. And what about this innocent rubber doll, which you market under the name Johnny Switchblade? Press his head, and two sharp knives spring from his arms. Mr. Mainway, I'm afraid this is, by no means, a very safe toy."

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 09:02 PM (2wOtx)

456 I'm heading back to the farm tomorrow to play with chainsaws and brush cutters. Wish me luck.


Two words: Quikclot Sport Brand Advanced Clotting Sponge.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:02 PM (yQpMk)

457 DangerGirl, big hugs back. You still picking that Guitar?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (+Y4s3)


Been slacking. Work is a nightmare and I'm beat by the time I get home. Been doing close to 10 or more hours a day. Haven't taken much time to do anything. Pretty sad.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 09:02 PM (SRarZ)

458 398 There used to be these kits that let you mold weird little creatures but I can't remember the name.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:54 PM (NWiLs)



I remember the smell. And colorful. Primordial childhood memory.

Probably the last thing I'll see when I die.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (+lOpA)

459 I used to spend hours esp on rainy days building models.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (CiRJp)

460 Big Jim Slade at 1.
And all those Catholic high school girls in trouble!
Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 08:59 PM (0tfLf)


Kentucky Fried Movie.

Saw it as a impressionable college boy.

Made an impression, it did.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (953wK)

461 *******They had the enamelling kiln at the local club, that was a hoot, too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez,

A hoot? Easy for you to say!!!

** sniff **

Posted by: Zombie Fawn Liebowitz at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (JyFLk)

462 427 I got a Daniel Boone coonskin cap. That was in the 60's when Fess Parker played Daniel Boone. I had no idea at the time that it was just a rehash of the Davy Crockett cap in the 50's.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 08:58 PM (2DOZq)

I recently found a Picture of me and my Brother, in coon skin caps, with flintlock rifles...

Davey Davey Crocket, King of the Wild Frontier!!!!!

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (NgKpN)

463 385 I know. I've seen a few documentaries about the guy.
The guy basically went through life writing checks with his mouth and
then cashing them with his balls. Probably not a great role model for
the yoots of America but I thought he was off-the-charts cool when I was
a kid.

Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 08:24 PM (RVcmP)

==========

My dad grew up with Bobby Knievel in Butte, MT, and they stayed in touch especially whenever he came to Las Vegas where we lived.

My dad said he always "wore pants with no pockets" -- meaning he never paid for anything, expecting everybody else to pick up the check.

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (BiLU+)

464 Anybody have a gimp under the stairs?

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (ve0bY)

465
456 I'm heading back to the farm tomorrow to play with chainsaws and brush cutters. Wish me luck.

Two words: Quikclot Sport Brand Advanced Clotting Sponge.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:02 PM (yQpMk)
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Ha! After last weekend, I have assembled a rather impressive trauma kit.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (MVjcR)

466 Do people as a family dye Easter Eggs anymore? I used to love that as a kid.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (2DOZq)

467 I got a Daniel Boone coonskin cap. That was in the 60's when Fess Parker played Daniel Boone. I had no idea at the time that it was just a rehash of the Davy Crockett cap in the 50's.


Hah! Same. It was so disillusioning to find out we were having retread childhoods.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (fuK7c)

468 Anyone remember the store called "Lionel Playworld"?......

They had everything.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (EoRCO)

469 We had a basketball game where you set up goals at either end of the box and there were a bunch of holes with spring loaded arms to shoot the ball with.

I bet I can find a picture on the webz.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (yQpMk)

470 The evil knevil commercials make it look like the toys run by themselves.

I always noticed that. false advertising

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (xGMkv)

471 You morons realize that 3/4 of these toys would be banned now. Shit to kids even play with toys anymore or do they just get a smart phone at 6 years old?
Posted by: Minndfdel

In fairness, they have to wear a helmet, knee & elbow pads, and a safety vest to go outside. And who wants to go out dressed like a dork?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (9Hjhc)

472 Ha! After last weekend, I have assembled a rather impressive trauma kit.
Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (MVjcR)

Full Gothic Plate and a Greatsword?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (d4iVA)

473 Do people as a family dye Easter Eggs anymore? I used to love that as a kid.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM

Yep, just did with my girls a few weeks back.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (CiRJp)

474 464 Anybody have a gimp under the stairs?
Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (ve0bY)



Luxury.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (+lOpA)

475
I am going to say of the toys I got, not sports stuff which I wanted, but toys...

the electronic football got the most play. Feel the Buzz!

shockingly our parents never went crazy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (r+sAi)

476 Hi Ben, get my reply?

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (ZCD4H)

477
I had the Battlestar Galactica (1978 version) Viper and Cylon ships. The ones that fired the red plastic pellet or whatever it was. Then I think some kid choked on one of them and they got pulled real quick.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (SiINZ)

478 466 Do people as a family dye Easter Eggs anymore? I used to love that as a kid.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (2DOZq)


-----

Yes.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (LnOh3)

479 Off Animal House sock

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (JyFLk)

480 I grew up on a ranch/farm in east TX. I can't recall ever having any toys. I lived with my grand parents. They we from Germany and they were fantastic but I guess my toys were the animals and the day to day things on a farm. I never felt deprived

Posted by: REDACTED at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (Ymy4N)

481 Weasel, did you buy a set of chain mail gloves?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (+Y4s3)

482 You morons realize that 3/4 of these toys would be banned now. Shit to kids even play with toys anymore or do they just get a smart phone at 6 years old?
Posted by: Minndfdel

In fairness, they have to wear a helmet, knee & elbow pads, and a safety vest to go outside. And who wants to go out dressed like a dork?
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM

My girls have been allowed to be kids. We live in a rural area so. They are both becoming better shots than me.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (CiRJp)

483 One Christmas Santa sent me a Foto-Electric Football game

A Christmas later, Santa sent me one of those vibrating football games with the felt footballs.

I remember getting a Milton-Bradley "Pacific" game. Island-hopping theme.

And the best ... A Renaissance chess set.

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (Pqytn)

484 That nerf football when it got wet, was like throwing a brick

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (dKiJG)

485 Way way past bedtime, could get sucked into reading this until the ONT shows up.
Good night, sweet kid dreams for all.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (aC6Sd)

486 Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (MVjcR)

If you're not using a two man crosscut saw, you''re not really going back to the land!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (n9EOP)

487 We also used to crumble up sparklers and pack them in duct tape. How I still have all 10 digits I do not know.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (BF6Fv)

488 Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (CiRJp)

Glad to hear that. Those are good memories .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (2DOZq)

489 >>You morons realize that 3/4 of these toys would be banned now.


My toys were mostly tools, come to think of it...

My Dad learned to hate getting me a Soldering Iron once I started modding the remote controls.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (Ud5AY)

490 472 Ha! After last weekend, I have assembled a rather impressive trauma kit.
Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM (MVjcR)

Full Gothic Plate and a Greatsword?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (d4iVA)
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Not quite, but I can perform minor surgery and dress all types of wounds now.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (MVjcR)

491 How about the drag racers where you pull the strip out. Some of them sparked.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (LnOh3)

492 Click-clacks.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (dw7D4)

493 One of my brothers put five staples into his thumb in an attempt to become Mr. Machine.

That was as far as he got.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 18, 2018 09:06 PM (HiDrR)

494 Best Christmas gift as a kid ever I will say was Atari. And if I was losing I'd hit the reset button launching my older brother into a fit of rage!

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (CiRJp)

495 >> I am especially intrigued by Betsy Wetsy. Is she a
>> Rooskie?

You're thinking of Natasha "Betski" Wetski. They're going to use her as for their Russian model sexbot line.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (8O3HH)

496 You morons realize that 3/4 of these toys would be banned now. Shit to kids even play with toys anymore or do they just get a smart phone at 6 years old?
Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (CiRJp)

You think they wait until 6? Smartphones/tablets are the modern day TV babysitter. There are parents giving them to 3 year olds and younger.

Posted by: Sjg at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (gDSJf)

497 We would go up to NC and buy a rubber tipped spear and ...


Suction cup bow and arrows. The suction cups would fall off but we would still shoot the hell out of each other.

How do we still have eyeballs?

Just miraculous.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (2wOtx)

498 Best cap gun I had was a no-name diecast snubby revolver, which may or may not have made it through the last move.


Caps in a cap gun made a little pew pew. We would set a whole roll of caps on a rock and hit it with another rock.

If you could get nearly all of the roll to go off at once it was awesome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (fuK7c)

499 Danger girl, just make yourself get it out if only for a song or two.
Two will often turn into four and...

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (ZCD4H)

500 I had the micronaut battlecruiser. Man was that great! It launched parts of itself off and its wings were guns! And the magnetic centaur dudes were cool too.

I have pieces of it all in a box up in the attic still but not a complete set of anything.
Posted by: bananaDream


Holy shit, I had all that stuff too...man, that was beyond cool...

There's a story regarding Hornetroid I'll tell sometime. It's...odd.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (lLeln)

501 >>I grew up on a ranch/farm in east TX. I can't recall ever having any toys. I lived with my grand parents. They we from Germany and they were fantastic but I guess my toys were the animals and the day to day things on a farm. I never felt deprived


It's Lo-og
It's Lo-og
It's Big
It's Heavy
It's Wood

It's Lo-og
It's Lo-og
It's beeter
than bad
it's good!

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (Ud5AY)

502 A Christmas later, Santa sent me one of those vibrating football games with the felt footballs.



I had one that had a cork football. That damn thing never did anything. The guys just rolled all over the place

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (SiINZ)

503 Davey Davey Crocket, King of the Wild Frontier!!!!!
Posted by: Don Q.

We took the kids to Disney World and it was my first time. Guess what I bought? that's right. a coon skin cap.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (xGMkv)

504
I got a rock.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM

*******

I imagine Vic did too... But he would have been grateful!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (e9G8E)

505 481 Weasel, did you buy a set of chain mail gloves?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 09:05 PM (+Y4s3)
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No, but I do have a nice long handled set of pruning shears and a couple of long sleeve shirts!

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (MVjcR)

506 Kids today still have Airsoft guns. Son and neighbor kids tromped around the fields for hours shooting each other. only rule was goggles. Full sleeves and long pants encouraged.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (JyFLk)

507 I did get the electric racetrack where you couldn't keep the cars in the slots. Operator error .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 08:52 PM (2DOZq)

Wait. You mean you WEREN'T supposed to set up the track to launch the cars as far as they could go????

I must reexamine my life.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (l7Kbv)

508 Greetings:

1) Twin Fanner Fifty cap gun rig.

2) Battling Betsy Tank - Death to all Lincoln Logs

Posted by: 11B40 at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (evgyj)

509 One of the most enjoyable 'toy' I played with my friends was a folded up piece of paper into a triangle.

The ladies might not recognize what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (2DOZq)

510 Durham, North Carolina Bars Cops From Training In Israel After Pro-Palestinian Protest

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"Gimp" is such an ugly word. I prefer handicapable involuntary sex partner.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (+y/Ru)

511 Night skip. See you on the flip side.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (d4iVA)

512 teej, I did, but there might have been a part missing. I'll get back to you in the morning.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (+Y4s3)

513 The first time I ever heard of anybody getting expelled from school was somebody trying to impress us as the next Bruce Lee brought a Ninja Star to our elementary school (late 60's) and was throwing it at corkboards and the like.

Posted by: ShainS at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (BiLU+)

514 We were poor I played with buttons and string.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (nBr1j)

515 Kids today still have Airsoft guns. Son and neighbor kids tromped around the fields for hours shooting each other. only rule was goggles. Full sleeves and long pants encouraged.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM

We used to have BB gun wars in the woods. Some kid would always break the rule of no more than 3 pumps of air.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (CiRJp)

516 The kid in the "tommy burst" ad was able to waste Otis Cambell.
He should have loaned the set to Barney Fife.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (UFgOG)

517
I had the micronaut battlecruiser. Man was that great! It launched parts of itself off and its wings were guns!

...

You just KNOW that Micronauts and the Battlecruiser is on a drawing board somewhere at DARPA.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (2wOtx)

518 No, but I do have a nice long handled set of pruning shears and a couple of long sleeve shirts!


Welding gloves and apron come in handy as brush protection, and they can be had cheap.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (yQpMk)

519 -
--
Anybody have a gimp under the stairs?

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 09:03 PM

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

You're not going to get my real name that way. Now, get back under the stairs.



Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (RVcmP)

520 HO car race track set and lots of of Revell ship and plane models. I think that's when I figured that the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was the greatest fighter ever made.

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (Pqytn)

521 494 Best Christmas gift as a kid ever I will say was Atari. And if I was losing I'd hit the reset button launching my older brother into a fit of rage!
Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:07 PM (CiRJp

Agreed. I would sneak out of my room late at night to fire up some Combat or Astroid every chance I got. It was like heroine made out of pixels....

Posted by: The Lonebadger at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (5leUT)

522 My dad had one Bible verse he really liked. "To those who have it shall be given, and to those who have not - even that little they have shall be taken from them."

Of course that verse is about faith - but dad thought it was about material things.

When I was 28 I had a really bad year: got robbed out of business, lost my car, got run over by a truck while riding a bicycle - the list goes on and on.

Since I was down so far dad decided it was time to invoke his Bible verse.

I had a Lionel train set from the 1950's Steam locomotive with the little pills that would make smoke come out of the chimney on it. Pretty nice set up. It was the one remaining toy I had from my child hood.

Yes, even that little bit I had was taken from me.

Posted by: An Observation at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (KdlDE)

523 the thing about the Superball that made it different from all toys was that: It did what it said it was going to do.

The packaging had all this hype about it doing these incredible bounces and you'd be like, "More ZIONIST LIES from the #FakeNews toy ad-copy media."

And then you got one, and bounced it, and Holy Shit, that thing was in fact a Super Ball.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (8rNrN)

524 You know what's sad?

I have a bad ass slot car set and a bonus pack of track in my basement and I can't find a kid who wants them!

They aren't brand new, but they are pretty damn close. Came with a locker filled with stereo equipment I bought.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (Ud5AY)

525 I've never had Russian dolls, but I remember a Sesame Street animation of one.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (/qEW2)

526 506 Kids today still have Airsoft guns. Son and neighbor kids tromped around the fields for hours shooting each other. only rule was goggles. Full sleeves and long pants encouraged.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (JyFLk)

I played a LOT of Paintball when it first started...

Goggles... Tshirt... cammy pants, and a bandana around my neck...

It was our belief that if you got hit? you deserved it...

Rough Riders... State Champs of Hawaii 4 Straight years... 85 to 89.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 09:11 PM (NgKpN)

527 Posted on the immediately previous thread because, hey, I'm a Moron:

Anybody else have the Heathkit electronic kits . . . I think I had the Heathkit 40 and then the Heathkit 80. (We're talking 60's or maybe early 70's here.)

It was pretty amazing to be able to basically put together a transistor radio and it actually worked!

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:11 PM (953wK)

528
518 No, but I do have a nice long handled set of pruning shears and a couple of long sleeve shirts!


Welding gloves and apron come in handy as brush protection, and they can be had cheap.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:09 PM (yQpMk)
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I have welding gloves! I have a small TIG (MIG?) welder for building target frames.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:11 PM (MVjcR)

529 I remember playing jacks with mom and grandma. :-)

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 09:11 PM (a3OL0)

530 Did you get IOL implants? What kind? I am going to need some and I want the premium kind.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (yQpMk)

Not sure the maker's name. I got card with the data. Fixed focus, no fancy shite. Surgery took 15 minutes, local anaesthesia. My best description for the sensation is "weird". Not painful, not scary, just a weird space to be in. Like I was lying on my back in a rippling river, looking up through the water at the Sun. Trippy, even.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:12 PM (efC8N)

531 And then you got one, and bounced it, and Holy Shit, that thing was in fact a Super Ball.



Bounce over your house it would.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:12 PM (yQpMk)

532 What about the simple pleasures of life? Does everything have to be complicated and high-tech?

Posted by: A Ball, a Cup, and A String at April 18, 2018 09:12 PM (8rNrN)

533 My daughter inherited my dollhouse furniture, much of it damaged but she didn't seem to care. Then one day it occurred to me to look it up on ebay. Pages and pages and pages of it, all for a few dollars. It's been through five grandchildren. The boys seem to like it as much as the girls. Whatever they break I replace, so they get to play however they want.

The difference between girls' play and boys'? The same manufacturer also made boy stuff. Three-inch plastic trucks can go for seventy-five dollars. Why? There are very few of them. The girl stuff is cheap because much of it is still around.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at April 18, 2018 09:12 PM (Kr0FZ)

534 The Eldest Spawn's airsoft replica M-16 is now illegal in Newyorkistan...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:12 PM (e9G8E)

535 I used to play with matches when i was a kid...

Posted by: John Orr at April 18, 2018 09:12 PM (bUjCl)

536 >>>Anybody else have the Heathkit electronic kits . . . I think I had the Heathkit 40 and then the Heathkit 80. (We're talking 60's or maybe early 70's here.)

It was pretty amazing to be able to basically put together a transistor radio and it actually worked!


...

I had some electronics kit but it turns out I wasn't as science-oriented or smart as I thought and I quickly got bored after merely making a dimmable light.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:13 PM (8rNrN)

537 The one ingredient that all these toys had that is lacking today? Imagination.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 09:13 PM (+Y4s3)

538 Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (8rNrN)

And the super bowl was actually named that indirectly because of the super ball.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:13 PM (2DOZq)

539 I got a rock.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:50 PM

*******

I imagine Vic did too... But he would have been grateful!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:08 PM (e9G8E)


A rock, Pure Luxury!

I got dirt! But at least I got all I wanted!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 09:13 PM (n9EOP)

540 The Eldest Spawn's airsoft replica M-16 is now illegal in Newyorkistan...


In fairness, there's a AS Mp5 in the closet of my boy's old room that would get you shot by the police in some cities. Those airsoft weapon are realistic.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM (yQpMk)

541 Okay man.
And I'm outta here.
Long three days and not feeling well. Upper resp crud from 2 months back returned.
Someone, I think from here, told me back then that that would happen.

Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM (ZCD4H)

542 Mr. D just decided that our eggs were too old and he wanted me to hard boil them. With 1.5 drinks in me.


This could prove to be interesting.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM (SRarZ)

543 >>>We also used to crumble up sparklers and pack them in duct tape. How I still have all 10 digits I do not know.


I used to go out to my Dad's workbench and take a liquid filled golf ball (they were a thing at the time) and drill it out, drain the liquid and putlighter fluid in it with a piece of string sticking out.

It never worked. Thank goodness. My parents obviously didn't give a darn about what I was up to as long as I was being quiet.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM (RfzVr)

544 What about the simple pleasures of life? Does everything have to be complicated and high-tech?
Posted by: A Ball, a Cup, and A String

Mexico's favorite toy for 340 years!
https://youtu.be/zLIRWTNDYIY

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM (9Hjhc)

545 Bounce over your house it would.

Posted by: Grump928

An unrelated error at our grade school - early January, bring in your favorite Christmas present. friend of mine took out a ceiling tile in our gym with a Superball.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM (JyFLk)

546 oh, I also made some kind of oscillating sound thing with my electronics kit.

Like, I did the first five or six things in the instructions that involved lights or sound. the "Basic" stuff for dumb people.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM (8rNrN)

547 I had some electronics kit but it turns out I wasn't as science-oriented or smart as I thought and I quickly got bored after merely making a dimmable light.



No crystal radio set?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:15 PM (yQpMk)

548 Unrepeated, not unrelated

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:15 PM (JyFLk)

549 I had some electronics kit but it turns out I wasn't as science-oriented or smart as I thought and I quickly got bored after merely making a dimmable light.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:13 PM (8rNrN)


At one time, I actually had memorized the color stripe thingies on the resistors, by working with those Heathkits.

Yeah, that's gone now.

And, I never actually made anything by myself . . . I was just really, really good at following instructions precisely.

Yeah, that's gone now too.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:15 PM (953wK)

550 I still have my Phaser and Communicator models from the Revell (I think) kit. The tricorder though was lost long ago.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (UdKB7)

551 Robot Commando, by Remco
Lots of Kenner stuff, incl. hydro set.
Strombecker race track.
Lionel O guage Super Chief layout.
Guess I was spoiled.
America WAS great.
MAGA!

Posted by: chicongo johnny- cig smuggler at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (5CirR)

552 Anybody else have the Heathkit electronic kits . . . I think I had the Heathkit 40 and then the Heathkit 80. (We're talking 60's or maybe early 70's here.)

It was pretty amazing to be able to basically put together a transistor radio and it actually worked!
Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:11 PM

YES!!! My dad was into radio and was an electrician. And it was something we liked doing together. He still has a radio we built in his workshop!

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (CiRJp)

553 In fairness, there's a AS Mp5 in the closet of my
boy's old room that would get you shot by the police in some cities.
Those airsoft weapon are realistic.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:14 PM

*******

IIRC, that actually happened once or twice!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (e9G8E)

554 I was glad to see that my son-in-law bought my grandson a toy Bradley Fighting Vehicle instead of a tutu or something.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (+y/Ru)

555 Superballs confounded understanding, because sometimes the third bounce would have way more energy than the second.

You got used to throwing a baseball or tennis ball at the corner of the wall in the basement and each successive bounce would lose energy. Superballs were witchcraft.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (fuK7c)

556 I liked torturing the neighbor's cat when I was a kid. She never did figure out why it smelled like burning hair all the time.

Posted by: James Comey Head Dick - leaking badly at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (KdlDE)

557 Johnny Lightning. Early-mid 60's. Had the big remote control tractor trailer rig!

Posted by: rustbucket at April 18, 2018 09:16 PM (udFeQ)

558 Anybody else have the Heathkit electronic kits . . . I think I had the Heathkit 40 and then the Heathkit 80. (We're talking 60's or maybe early 70's here.)

It was pretty amazing to be able to basically put together a transistor radio and it actually worked!
Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:11 PM (953wK)

Yep. Which is why I've been an electronics tech for the last few decades.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (l7Kbv)

559 Man, I used to love my old Skilcraft Chemistry sets. And microscope kits and geology labs. And even better, we had chem stores that sold chemicals and lots of wonderful lab gear and glassware. You could get mercury and Geiger counters and radioactive materials in little plastic bottles.

Posted by: Fritz at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (bJ0w+)

560 I have a rock tumbler somewhere that still has the first load of rocks and sand in the drum. The kids loaded it up and then lost all interest.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (yQpMk)

561 We played a pickup game of baseball with a Super Ball once.

Once.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (/tuJf)

562 BTW, the two cool playsets I had (which I mistook for the Navarone battle mountain) was the Marx Prehistoric Mountain playset, and the wild west themed Commanche Pass playset my bro had.

They were both pretty baller. They "mountains" were the exact same mold with different paint and different minor add-ons (a rock bridge with the dinosaur one, a falling boulder for commanche pass), but they were cool.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (8rNrN)

563 >>>509 One of the most enjoyable 'toy' I played with my friends was a folded up piece of paper into a triangle

the football goal game?

Posted by: concrete girl at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (zr8oO)

564 It's too small to adapt to tumbl;e brass.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (yQpMk)

565 520 HO car race track set and lots of of Revell ship and plane models. I think that's when I figured that the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was the greatest fighter ever made.
Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (Pqytn)

In Hawaii in the late 80's I was part of a War Game Club... miniatures.. Napoleonics.... WW2.... all kinds of stuff...

But one of our Faves was Mustangs and Messerschmits... Based on Model Airplanes... and the deal was that you could 'fly' anything you built a model of....

Was a hoot? We got to the point of actually keeping track of 'kills' for our models, and painting them on....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (NgKpN)

566 Besides wrist rockets, Whamo made many fine products, and as the name implies, most of them pretty much guaranteed a trip to the E. R. Also, slinkies make a pretty good antenna booster fo ANPRC 25 radios.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (xzqr4)

567 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7H2L3c--xA

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (8rNrN)

568 534 The Eldest Spawn's airsoft replica M-16 is now illegal in Newyorkistan...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto

A 6th grader at local middle school brought an Airsoft to school recently. Hilarity did NOT ensue.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (JyFLk)

569 I have welding gloves! I have a small TIG (MIG?) welder for building target frames.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:11 PM (MVjcR)


I've used crabber's gloves for clearing brush, but I think I'll try the welding gloves (which I use for the wood stove).

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (n9EOP)

570 You morons realize that 3/4 of these toys would be
banned now. Shit to kids even play with toys anymore or do they just get
a smart phone at 6 years old?

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:01 PM (CiRJp)

Walk across my Lego-mined living room sometime.

Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (XKZwp)

571 so superball is actually a real toy and not something off the menu at the bunny ranch?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 09:18 PM (MTjB1)

572 We played a pickup game of baseball with a Super Ball once.

Once.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (/tuJf)


Let me guess:

Somebody actually hit a pitch.

End of game due to the ball landing somewhere in the next county.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:18 PM (953wK)

573 Walk across my Lego-mined living room sometime.
Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:18 PM (CiRJp)

574 I had the evil kneivel wind up toy. I wound it up as fast a six year old kid get get it to go and stuck the wheel in my older sisters hair. She lost a goodish hunk of hair and I lost nearly all the skin off of my ass when my father caught me. Seemed like a great idea at the time.

Posted by: Son of Sam the butcher at April 18, 2018 09:19 PM (VJBq9)

575
I've used crabber's gloves for clearing brush, but I think I'll try the welding gloves (which I use for the wood stove).
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (n9EOP)
--------
I have a decent pair of leather work gloves so my hands survived last weekend's battle unscathed. My forearms are a different, and sad, story.

Posted by: Weasel at April 18, 2018 09:19 PM (MVjcR)

576 oh wow man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URx1DzwZcXY

I really wanted one of those. It was like a real life ROBOT!!!!

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:19 PM (8rNrN)

577 Ah yes. I had an inflatable yellow light saber.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 09:19 PM (/qEW2)

578 Anyone saying an Atari (or any other video game/system) was their favorite toy needs to not even look at my lawn, let alone be caught standing on it.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 09:20 PM (RfzVr)

579 We used a couple Heathkit books in my Vo-Tech school. Quite good.


Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 09:20 PM (RVcmP)

580 I did have one really neat toy that my dad made for me. It was a Space ship Panel with knobs buttons and a xenon flash tube. If you set up the right series of codes on the dials and pressed a button the tube would flash.

Posted by: An Observation at April 18, 2018 09:20 PM (KdlDE)

581
I had a carbide cannon. Those were fun.

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 09:02 PM (UdKB7)

I finally got one! Haven't tried it yet, but I may have the continent's largest stash of calcium carbide. About 6 drums of it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:21 PM (efC8N)

582 A friend of mine and I started thinking about a Ted Bundy serial killer game one night. I think it would have sold well.

Posted by: Soona at April 18, 2018 09:21 PM (3pPRn)

583 468 Anyone remember the store called "Lionel Playworld"?......

They had everything.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (EoRCO)


I had a Lionel train set, because my dad had one when he was a kid and wanted me to have one, too. Electric train sets were enormously popular for decades, but their popularity was waning by the 60s when I was a kid.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 09:21 PM (sdi6R)

584 My favorite toy was the dead rat I found in the basement. I think it was a rat, anyway. My folks kept the lights off when they locked me down there.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM (NWiLs)

585
At one time, I actually had memorized the color stripe thingies on the resistors, by working with those Heathkits.

Yeah, that's gone now.

And, I never actually made anything by myself . . . I was just really, really good at following instructions precisely.

Yeah, that's gone now too.
Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:15 PM (953wK)

Color code????

Bad Boys Rape our Young Girls but Violent gives willingly... get some now...

Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White..... Gold Silver None....

Yeah... Navy Electronics Tech.... LOL

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM (NgKpN)

586 My forearms are a different, and sad, story.

That's why I like the welding gloves with their long gauntlet style.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM (yQpMk)

587 583 468 Anyone remember the store called "Lionel Playworld"?......

They had everything.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 09:04 PM (EoRCO)

Let Lionel Playworld turn that frown upside-down. Had a kangaroo mascot, IIRC.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM (NWiLs)

588 so, superballs are made by whamo and made out of zectron. who knew?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM (MTjB1)

589 in the back of comic books there would always be ads for the following:

7 FOOT FRANKENSTEIN: OBEYS YOUR COMMANDS!

FLOATING GHOST: OBEYS YOUR COMMANDS!

FLYING VAMPIRE BAT: OBEYS YOUR COMMANDS!!!!

For like $4.99.

I really wanted to believe that I could have these things and they woudl "obey my commands," but somehow, I couldn't quite believe it.

I fantasized about them a lot though.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:23 PM (8rNrN)

590 I do remember how bad those red rubber balls in gym class hurt when you got pinged in the face playing dodgeball.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:23 PM (CiRJp)

591 >>End of game due to the ball landing somewhere in the next county.

That was the last pitch. The ground balls that game before it should have been a warning.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 09:23 PM (/tuJf)

592 One of the best things to ever happen in HS was a rainy spring day where the gym teachers decided that Indoor Co-Ed Softball played with a Volleyball and Aluminum Bats would be a good way to pass the time.

I, of course, immediately grabbed the bat and declared myself 'Up First!'...

as I had an inclination it would all end badly.

Very badly, indeed.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:23 PM (3m3dI)

593 584 My favorite toy was the dead rat I found in the basement. I think it was a rat, anyway. My folks kept the lights off when they locked me down there.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM (NWiLs)

You could have played with the light bulb since wasn't being used .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:24 PM (2DOZq)

594 i had a pony named gypsy

(sorry jerry)

Posted by: concrete girl at April 18, 2018 09:24 PM (zr8oO)

595 >584 My favorite toy was the dead rat I found in the basement. I think it was a rat, anyway. My folks kept the lights off when they locked me down there.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM (N



Luxury!

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 18, 2018 09:24 PM (cvY7W)

596 i hear you insomniac.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:24 PM (xGMkv)

597 Yankeefifth, they were truly super. Young electrons in training studied them.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 09:24 PM (JyFLk)

598 >>I had some electronics kit but it turns out I wasn't as science-oriented or smart as I thought and I quickly got bored after merely making a dimmable light.



One bad potato killed Ace's Electrical Engineering future.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:24 PM (3m3dI)

599 >>>577 Ah yes. I had an inflatable yellow light saber.

I also had a knock-off "Space Sword." I felt like such a hobo poser.

It wasn't bad, though. It did light up. And it kind of telescoped out, with plastic segments that extended out away from the next one.

But it was definitely a knock-off.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:25 PM (8rNrN)

600 561 We played a pickup game of baseball with a Super Ball once.

Once.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 09:17 PM (/tuJf)

Japan had a game show where they had Pro baseball players see how far they could hit them, it's on YouTube.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 09:25 PM (dKiJG)

601 I guess my experiences of learning to restore ,work on and build furniture at a very young age subbed for toys. I was sharpening chisels and planes before I started school. I started going to Canton first Monday when I was about 5. I was always fascinated by old junk. Especially broken old stuff. I am very lucky to have found my calling at a very early age

Posted by: REDACTED at April 18, 2018 09:25 PM (Ymy4N)

602 My son had Stretch Armstrong for only as long as it took for us to realize not a good toy for a house with an infant in it.

Posted by: Sal at April 18, 2018 09:26 PM (hA4a+)

603 >>We played a pickup game of baseball with a Super Ball once.


Those bruises were tiny and devestating.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM (3m3dI)

604 -
--
My favorite toy was the dead rat I found in the
basement. I think it was a rat, anyway. My folks kept the lights off
when they locked me down there.


Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM

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

Dead rat/ corndog. Many thing are just a matter of perspective.


Posted by: Dude on fourth day of diet at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM (RVcmP)

605 My favorite toy was the dead rat I found in the
basement. I think it was a rat, anyway. My folks kept the lights off
when they locked me down there.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM

********

I'm guessing you really enjoyed playing with the jack and tyre spanner in the boot of the family car when you went on vacation, too...


Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM (e9G8E)

606 One bad potato killed Ace's Electrical Engineering future.
Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:24 PM (3m3dI)


Which brings up the question that's haunted me from my youth:

What the fuck is the deal with Mr. Potatohead, anyway?

That particular "toy" always baffled the hell out of me.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM (953wK)

607 Oh man, I can't believe I napped through this thread.
My vintage toy was a Mattel Mickey Mouse Club projector. It was black plastic and looked like a newsreel type movie camera. It had various slide strips of cartoons or nature "shows". There were 45 records for sound. We'd go into this large walk in closet for darkness and project the cartoons on the wall. That was high tech for the late fifties.

I should have taken better care of it. It's a Disney collectible now.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM (+lVUW)

608 i hated stretch armstrong.

One thing, though: It was heavier than you'd guess and could be used as a halfway dangerous sap, if you held it by the legs and just swatted someone with it.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (8rNrN)

609 And on that note, we managed not to injure anyone boiling eggs and I'm going to bed. G'nite, Horde. Thanks for the toy memories.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (SRarZ)

610 Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM

Remember Viewfinder's?

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (CiRJp)

611 605 My favorite toy was the dead rat I found in the
basement. I think it was a rat, anyway. My folks kept the lights off
when they locked me down there.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:22 PM

********

I'm guessing you really enjoyed playing with the jack and tyre spanner in the boot of the family car when you went on vacation, too...


Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM (e9G8E)

I wasn't allowed. They did let me play "wheel chock" when they changed a flat.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (NWiLs)

612 I had both a Gumby AND a Pokey doll toy thing.

I loved Pokey.

Gumby . . . not so much.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (953wK)

613 For all the gainzzz guys out there, who had the 5 spring chest builder?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (2DOZq)

614 Stretch appears in the movie "the Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

I enjoyed that movie and would see it again

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)

615 Someone mentioned Clackers upthread.

Those things were less than a 1/2 step away from medievel weaponry.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:29 PM (3m3dI)

616 >>>That particular "toy" always baffled the hell out of me.


i never understood it. Was the original just the plastic pieces that you stuck on to a real potato, instead of the plastic one you got later?

I think this might have been just after the widespread manufacture of plastics and people were just thinking of stupid cheap shit they could sell made out of Space Age Plastics.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:29 PM (8rNrN)

617 th

Posted by: willy at April 18, 2018 09:29 PM (puf6g)

618 610 Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM

Remember Viewfinder's?
Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (CiRJp)

Slide projector .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:29 PM (2DOZq)

619 >>>Those things were less than a 1/2 step away from medievel weaponry.


they're basically bolas.

I remember people using them, and they looked... menacing.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (8rNrN)

620 Insomniac, I'm not all together sure that was a joke.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (RfzVr)

621 Johnny 7 One Man Army! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si5Rch0s7Vc

Major Matt Mason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZAGDepZc40

Posted by: Locke Common at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (9/8g0)

622 OT: Heh!! Pens are up 3-1. Just beat the Flyers 5-0. Did you know that the Flyers routinely torture puppies. Awful.

GO PENS!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (SwhMM)

623 good night, sleep tight, DangerGirl. Don't forget your SanityProd!

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (xGMkv)

624 had a car you put together, about six inches long. You gave it a shove and when it hit a wall or the leg of a table or chair... flew apart, and you could put it back together again and start all over.

also... anyone mention Tinker Toys? Loved playing with that stuff. Built a tank with a rubber band so the turret turned when you pushed it along.

Still love my Chatty Comey doll.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (KxbBq)

625 >>>Stretch appears in the movie "the Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

i liked that movie too but I can't remember stretch armstrong in it.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (8rNrN)

626 Speaking of odd dolls...
https://tinyurl.com/yc7pby74

Had one of these myself.

Posted by: Sal at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (hA4a+)

627 I built lots of plastic models, mostly airplanes, rockets, and spacecraft. One thing I always wanted was a Jupiter 2 model from "Lost in Space", but I never found one.

Many years later, long after I stopped building models, I finally found one and bought it. Alas, it remains in its box unassembled.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 09:31 PM (sdi6R)

628 >>>had a car you put together, about six inches long. You gave it a shove and when it hit a wall or the leg of a table or chair... flew apart, and you could put it back together again and start all over.

aw shit I was trying to remember a toy like this -- I remember that.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:31 PM (8rNrN)

629 >>Remember Viewfinder's?


I found an old 8mm porn and made porn discs out of my sister's view finder.

Mostly because I could and also because you couldn't rely on Forest Porn.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:31 PM (3m3dI)

630 614 Stretch appears in the movie "the Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

I enjoyed that movie and would see it again
Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)

The cinematography at the last half of the movie was worth watching it.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:31 PM (2DOZq)

631 Posted by: cfo mom at April 18, 2018 09:30 PM (RfzVr)

I am kidding of course.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 09:31 PM (NWiLs)

632 And -- "Hey good-looking, we'll be back to pick you up later!"




Except for Walgreens and Osco all of the other stores mentioned in that commercial are long gone.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 09:31 PM (SiINZ)

633 I had a Betsy Wetsy. Also had the first Barbie Doll. That Barbie doll Christmas was a big deal. Got a brunette Barbie, a Barbie case and a bunch of Barbie clothes. Plus my great grandmother made clothes for her. Wish I still had it all.

Posted by: Tuna at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM (jm1YL)

634 What the fuck is the deal with Mr. Potatohead, anyway?

That particular "toy" always baffled the hell out of me.
Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM (953wK)


========

It's meant as a kind of allegory for Michael Jackson.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM (/qEW2)

635 Night DG.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM (d4iVA)

636 I also had an early tablet. When you made a mistake you held it up and shook it to clear the screen.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM (KxbBq)

637 Major Matt Mason and the space bubble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ComzuZfkWDY

Posted by: Locke Common at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM (9/8g0)

638 i had a baby catch a ball......until her arm got torn off

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM (0O7c5)

639 Remember Viewfinder's?

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (CiRJp)

Viewmaster? An update of the 1890's stereoscope. It used round cards with stereo pairs of 16 mm slides set across from each other, and a lever ratcheted the card around, so you could view successive pairs of images.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM (efC8N)

640 Like Risk or Monopoly, it's a war of attrition. May the leadenest ass win.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable


We played Risk when I was in high school and college. That got vicious to the point where my younger sister would run off in tears. The trick to winning risk was you'd make a side deal to not attack another player, then after you got rid of the weakest player, turn on your ally.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:33 PM (+lVUW)

641 >>they're basically bolas.


They fuckin' hurt.

My sister had a pair of green and white ones that I got routinely pelted with.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:33 PM (3m3dI)

642 610 Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM

Remember Viewfinder's?
Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (CiRJp)

Viewfinders were great in the pre-internet age.

I still have one of those with a ton of discs.

Think there is one of parks of the US.

Another on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:33 PM (d4iVA)

643 On Netflix there is a series called The Toys that Made Us. It's about the creators of some of the toy lines that we're talking about here, like He Man and GI Joe, but also Barbie and the Star Wars line.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP SUcks at April 18, 2018 09:34 PM (G8hDY)

644 Argggh. Thanks AOP. Viewmaster.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:34 PM (d4iVA)

645 re 636: I stole that from "Dilbert"

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 18, 2018 09:35 PM (KxbBq)

646 I said slide projector but I meant the kid version where you had a long rectangle of multiple slides that you pulled through a plastic projector.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 09:35 PM (2DOZq)

647 421 Didja see that David "Camera" Hogg is writing a book. And the title? "Never Again."

Grandiose much?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


That's what's dumb about gun grabbers. They really believe you can legislate murder out of existence.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:35 PM (+lVUW)

648 I used Legos to fight Boskone with my Galactic Patrol space fleet. Kinetic action for the win.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 18, 2018 09:35 PM (hyuyC)

649 "Never Again?"

What an asshole. Seriously.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP SUcks at April 18, 2018 09:35 PM (G8hDY)

650 Ace, it's in the beginning of the movie, his coworkers make fun of him for having Stretch, maybe in his office or something?

I can't recall why Stretch was there.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:36 PM (xGMkv)

651 Favorite toy was western saloon stunt set that was a saloon with breakable table with upper level with breakable railing.

Came with cowboys and lawmen that you could have gun fights with.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 18, 2018 09:36 PM (UfMVm)

652 Ace, if you're still here:

Action Man was big in Britain and Ireland. Those kids thought G.I. Joe was the knockoff.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 18, 2018 09:36 PM (HiDrR)

653 >>It's about the creators of some of the toy lines that we're talking about here


There was a toy designer that lived across the street from a house we rented, every summer on Long island.

He had an entire shop filled with toys that he had designed and used to let us take one home every summer.

And he never once tried to bad touch us.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 09:36 PM (q8fGT)

654 I'll bet Shep still has a Stretch Armstrong, if you get my disgusting drift.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 18, 2018 09:37 PM (KxbBq)

655 "Never Again?"

What an asshole. Seriously.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP SUcks at April 18, 2018 09:35 PM (G8hDY)


The History-ignorant-narcissist is strong in that one.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:37 PM (953wK)

656 -
--
Remember Viewfinder's?



Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:28 PM (CiRJp)

Viewmaster?
An update of the 1890's stereoscope. It used round cards with stereo
pairs of 16 mm slides set across from each other, and a lever ratcheted
the card around, so you could view successive pairs of images.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:32 PM

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Loved that. In retrospect, it was like someone else browsing the internet while you looked over their shoulder and just appreciated just seeing anything new.



Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 09:37 PM (RVcmP)

657 605 I'm guessing you really enjoyed playing with the
jack and tyre spanner in the boot of the family car when you went on
vacation, too...





Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto


Sure, if by vacation you meant the drive-in.

Many of the toys I played with were home made by me, like slingshots. I did have a Slinky, it's useless if you don't have stairs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 18, 2018 09:37 PM (0ogQG)

658 Perhaps the forerunner to atari:

Gnip Gnop! "While you're gnipping he's gnopping." I want to say this was 1972.

Posted by: Rex B at April 18, 2018 09:37 PM (GAb0J)

659 >>>Viewmaster? An update of the 1890's stereoscope. It used round cards
with stereo pairs of 16 mm slides set across from each other, and a
lever ratcheted the card around, so you could view successive pairs of
images<<<

My Grandmother had Viewmasters and about 150 reels/wheels. Those things were IMAX for Kaboom kids.

Posted by: Fritz at April 18, 2018 09:37 PM (bJ0w+)

660 I've got the Youngest Spawn's cast-off My Little Pony collection in my sock drawer...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 18, 2018 09:38 PM (e9G8E)

661 No crystal radio set?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:15 PM (yQpMk)

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I built every radio kid my parents would let me get. I still have all of them, and I'm sure with a little time and TLC they would still work.

The fascination with this type of stuff lead to getting a degree in Electrical Engineering/Marketing, and a nice career selling industrial electronics.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 18, 2018 09:38 PM (vOaza)

662 Speaking of James Comey, it seems the last chapter of his tell-all book leads off with a quote from Alberta '90's pop singer Jann Arden, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is all agog at this, since being Leftards, Comey is a saint of sort to them. Funny as hell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:38 PM (efC8N)

663 G'night Horde. Be well.

Posted by: Minndfdel at April 18, 2018 09:38 PM (CiRJp)

664 Girder and panel. The toy No one remembers but me.

Posted by: Texican ette at April 18, 2018 09:38 PM (JH0gT)

665 Check this out https://i.ebay___.com/images/g/gJAAAOSwux5YKNw2/s-l1600.jpg

Posted by: Locke Common at April 18, 2018 09:38 PM (9/8g0)

666 AOP, you're so smart.

The Viewmaster was one of the toys i wanted so badly for Christmas that I woke up at the crack of dawn Christmas morning, snuck downstairs and took it upstairs with me to play with it before 'official' christmas.

snuck it back down, and put it back, then acted surprised. at the age of 9 or so.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:39 PM (xGMkv)

667 "Never Again?"

What an asshole. Seriously.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP SUcks at April 18, 2018 09:35 PM (G8hDY)

The History-ignorant-narcissist is strong in that one.
Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:37 PM (953wK)


In the whole family - I recall a story on Twitchy where his sister was trying to get people in their "movement" to wear armbands in solidarity.

I am not making that up.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 09:40 PM (G8hDY)

668 I had the Carry-All Cape Kennedy playset https://___1.etsystatic.com/065/1/10917729/il_fullxfull.791955513_cek1.jpg

Posted by: Locke Common at April 18, 2018 09:40 PM (9/8g0)

669 Locke Common

Coll!

We had dirt clods to throw at each others and our toy soldiers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 18, 2018 09:40 PM (hyuyC)

670 Larry Elders sort of left the surly bonds of reality with his parlor psychological assessment on Hannity regarding media guilt and its treatment of PDT.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 18, 2018 09:40 PM (rdl6o)

671 M 80's and Cherry bombs were fine. My dad brought home carbide powder from the shipyard where he worked. Make your own acetelyne gas. Boom!
Hrothgar. I had my cataract surgery two years ago now. I went from 20/500, yeah, no shit, to 20/35. I use reading glasses for just that. It's life altering.

Posted by: Winston at April 18, 2018 09:41 PM (wgCUV)

672 Talking about slide projectors:

I remember the old 8mm movie cameras and projectors. I remember my grandparents got theirs out once and we watch all the old home movies. Stuff I remember:

-My grandparents and the kids at the grand canyon. My Dad was ten years older or so than his next youngest brother, so he is standing there, thin as a rail. Two of my uncles are in striped shirts. Everyone is sporting crew cuts. This was probably mid to early 60s or so.

-A Christmas video. My grandparents had one of the aluminum trees with the color wheel and light in the back. That was cool. My great grandfather Frobel sitting in a chair. The carpet in the living room that they did not change for 30 years (electric blue, it was.)

Thinking back on it, it has a kind of haunting quality. A lot of passed on family members in those videos.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:41 PM (d4iVA)

673 [pi]i never understood it. Was the original just the plastic pieces that you stuck on to a real potato, instead of the plastic one you got later?


Exactly that.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:41 PM (yQpMk)

674 Ooh, ooh, I want to play!

Major Matt Mason, Sgt. Storm, the guy in the yellow spacesuit, and the alien. I had several MMMs; the newest on would become Mason, and the others were generic moon explorers. Plus the Space Crawler, the Space Station, the Space Sled, and those little red tractors that came with the doll.

When the wires in the limbs broke, it was a sure thing that the limb would soon come loose. I had several amputees in my squad.

Johnny West, with all his accoutrements -- revolver, treasure chest, bags of gold, skillet, coffee pot, to name a few. Plus his horse (Blaze?) and all that gear. A cousin had even more JW stuff than I did, including the villain with his hidden Derringer and stiletto.

Bing Bang Boing, a set of platforms with balloon elastic stretched over the tops like a drum. You bounced small metal marbles off the heads; the idea was that the marbles could go from the taller platforms to the shorter ones. In reality, the drum heads tore quickly. Big Christmas disappointment.

Rebound, a marble game owned by the same cousin. Can't describe it briefly; look it up. Made by Ideal, I think.

Also by Ideal, Ker-Plunk. Marbles sat in a tube on a nest of plastic sticks. The goal was to draw out sticks without letting marbles drop. As more sticks came out ... Yeah.

If you haven't guessed, I could rattle away on this topic for hours.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 18, 2018 09:42 PM (zT4Y1)

675 had a car you put together, about six inches long. You gave it a shove and when it hit a wall or the leg of a table or chair... flew apart, and you could put it back together again and start all over.
Posted by: ace at April 18, 2018 09:31 PM (8rNrN)

I've worked in software all my life. I can't tell you how many projects I described as that car.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at April 18, 2018 09:42 PM (T71PA)

676 Pump rockets

Ornithopter

Balsa wood airlanes

Wrist rockets

Metal cap gun that looked like a Luger
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 08:35 PM (qJtVm)


That's my list too!

And a mini power tool set that included a circ saw, sabre saw, and drill. Real blades that you could cut balsa with.
Also had a hot glue gun now that I think about it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 18, 2018 09:42 PM (V1D0R)

677 I loved SSPs. I always wanted to get the Railbird, but I kept getting Siamese Slingshots for Christmas/birthdays.I also loved Smash Up Derby.

Posted by: Mike at April 18, 2018 09:42 PM (c056A)

678 610 Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:27 PM

Remember Viewfinder's?
Posted by: Minndfdel


Yup. Had that too. The strip slides for my projector were similar, but it seemed so much cooler because you projected them onto a wall, and it looked like a movie projector.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:43 PM (+lVUW)

679 Rich kids had a ViewMaster projector.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 09:43 PM (yQpMk)

680 Carry-all Playset commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI6348_VuS0

Posted by: Locke Common at April 18, 2018 09:43 PM (9/8g0)

681 The Viewmaster was one of the toys i wanted so badly
for Christmas that I woke up at the crack of dawn Christmas morning,
snuck downstairs and took it upstairs with me to play with it before
'official' christmas.



snuck it back down, and put it back, then acted surprised. at the age of 9 or so.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:39 PM (xGMkv)

If I am not mistaken, you could get 16 mm cameras set up to take stereo pairs, and send the film out to be processed, and made into cards like that. All a stereo pair is, is the same picture taken twice, from a slightly different viewpoint.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:43 PM (efC8N)

682 Oh, Ace, you never heard of Action Man because it was a Brit toy. Akin to G.I. Joe. SAS probably wouldn't allow that name to be used.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 18, 2018 09:44 PM (zT4Y1)

683 421 Didja see that David "Camera" Hogg is writing a book. And the title? "Never Again."

Grandiose much?
Posted by: Mr. Peeble



His name will be on that book. Someone else will write it. Kind of like all of Obama's books.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 18, 2018 09:44 PM (SwhMM)

684 What? I had no idea there was a viewmaster projector. Wow.

Remember "Mad Men" when Draper described Kodak's slide wheel as a carousel?

my great aunt traveled the world and would show us pictures when she returned, with one of those. projected on the wall in the dark, where we kids slept on the floor.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:45 PM (xGMkv)

685 The trick to winning risk was you'd make a side deal to not attack another player, then after you got rid of the weakest player, turn on your ally.
Posted by: nerdygirl


I did this in Monopoly.

Posted by: boulder t' hobo at April 18, 2018 09:45 PM (6FqZa)

686 Stomper 4x4s! I remember those back in high school. I even recall seeing the tracks left by one on a classmates car.

Posted by: Rex B at April 18, 2018 09:45 PM (GAb0J)

687 if David Hogg wants to write a book about gun control, maybe he can use this as a cover photo:

https://tinyurl.com/ybxwd64y

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 18, 2018 09:46 PM (KxbBq)

688 I had a Patty Playpal 3 Year Old Doll. It was 3 feet tall.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 18, 2018 09:46 PM (+lVUW)

689 Bing Bang Boing, a set of platforms with balloon elastic stretched over the tops like a drum. You bounced small metal marbles off the heads; the idea was that the marbles could go from the taller platforms to the shorter ones. In reality, the drum heads tore quickly. Big Christmas disappointment.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 18, 2018 09:42 PM (zT4Y1)


That was my favorite childhood toy. Our drum heads lasted fairly well, but I seem to remember getting some replacements.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at April 18, 2018 09:46 PM (/A+Cl)

690 421 Didja see that David "Camera" Hogg is writing a book. And the title? "Never Again."

Grandiose much?
Posted by: Mr. Peeble



On the other hand, "Never Again" is much better than the title he was going to go with; My Struggle.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 18, 2018 09:47 PM (SwhMM)

691 Ok, just read a story on WZ. A gigantic asshole, fucking cocksucking asshat decided during an argument with his girlfriend to grab her four month old cocker puppy and slam it into the ground. The puppy died.

I can think of a few good punishments for this crap sandwich.

Apologies to the 'ettes for the language.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:47 PM (d4iVA)

692 AOP, I read about the stereoscope in Grad school, and wrote about what the subjects in the photos were, and what that said about cultural rhetoric. or something.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 09:47 PM (xGMkv)

693 I got a rock. <<<<<<,

We got pong.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2018 09:48 PM (r+sAi)

694 Rock tumbler. Lots of fun. we would collect rocks on vacation and polish them up later.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 09:49 PM (Z48ZB)

695 Late to thread and am doing page searches. No one mentioned Stratego? I used to hide the #7 guys behind the bombs so he could capture the #8 mine detector guy(s).

Posted by: Rex B at April 18, 2018 09:49 PM (GAb0J)

696 I had a two-by-four.. go play! and don't come back til dinner!

Actually, we couldn't afford most popular toys when I was a kid.. no big deal.. we got some of them for Christmas from aunts and uncles.. but late 50's, early 60's, toys were kinda scarce.. you made your own.. and I never felt cheated..

I do remember getting a tonka-toy dump truck for Christmas one year.. woo hooo!

Having 3 brothers, we played outside a lot.. having a rubber ball and a bat meant there's a fast-pitching game..

We seemed to play in the alleys a lot too.. was fun!

I've had one job or another since I was 9 yrs old.. always bought my own shit.. Duncan yo-yo! walk the dog!

Kids are spoiled these days..

My kids had lots of those toys in the list though.. easy-bake oven, etc..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 18, 2018 09:50 PM (5tSKk)

697 Ooh, I'm late to the toy thread. Do any of the ladies remember click clacks?

They were big marble like balls on a string.

I used to hit myself in the head all the time.

I know, phrasing.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 18, 2018 09:51 PM (2DYau)

698 Oh and Superballs. I am certain those have been banned too.
How many kids were hit in the face after throwing one straight down on the sidewalk as hard as you could? Good times.
Posted by: tonypete at April 18, 2018 08:33

I was just going to post about superballs. I had a lot of these toys, got some nice Diecast farm implements from my farming grandparents.

Unfortunately my folks took them back to the farm as I grew older for my cousins to play with. Of course they destroyed them.

Had many of the other toys mentioned. Including an E-Z Bake oven. For my conservative parents to buy that for me in the early 60s is remarkable. Heck, I just liked to eat and thought cooking food was cool.

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2018 09:51 PM (yJ1e6)

699 My kids had lots of those toys in the list though.. easy-bake oven, etc..


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 18, 2018 09:50 PM (5tSKk)

Stormy Daniels got the Sleasy-Bake oven. It guided her entire career.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:51 PM (efC8N)

700 They were big marble like balls on a string.

Clackers.

Posted by: t-bird at April 18, 2018 09:52 PM (9tO1t)

701
Stormy Daniels got the Sleasy-Bake oven. It guided her entire career.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2018 09:51 PM (efC8N)



Stripper pole sold separately

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 09:52 PM (SiINZ)

702 I really wanted to believe that I could have these
things and they woudl "obey my commands," but somehow, I couldn't quite
believe it.



I fantasized about them a lot though.

Posted by: ace

...


Hovercraft Built From A Vacuum Cleaner!!!

SeaMonkeys!!!

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 09:52 PM (2wOtx)

703 700 They were big marble like balls on a string.

Clackers.
Posted by: t-bird at April 18, 2018 09:52 PM (9tO1t)

I bet they were banned.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 18, 2018 09:53 PM (2DYau)

704 One of my favorite toys one summer when I was 6 or 7 was home-made parachutes. Get a handkerchief or a square dish-drying cloth, tie strings to each corner and tie the other ends to a Green Army Man (and a small fishing sinker), or a small toy tank, roll it up, then throw it as high as you can. Worked every time (as long as the knots were good!).

We played paratroop attack on bunkers we made for our toy soldiers...and around the 4th of July we also dropped firecrackers on the bunkers: parachute bombing, for as long as our firecrackers and the supply of Grampa's "borrowed" handkerchiefs lasted.

Posted by: Gref at April 18, 2018 09:54 PM (AMIL/)

705 Johnny Seven and Bop-A-Bear for the win.

Posted by: Dusty at April 18, 2018 09:54 PM (/AUZ3)

706 Rex B

I ruled in Stratego. Risk, not so much.

I have vague memories of the Game of Life. Something about kids and life insurance, ISTR.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 18, 2018 09:54 PM (hyuyC)

707 Hovercraft Built From A Vacuum Cleaner!!!

SeaMonkeys!!!
Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 09:52 PM (2wOtx)

Come on... x-ray glasses. You know what I'm saying.

Back in the days before the internet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:54 PM (d4iVA)

708 338 Frisbee is the most popular lame invention ever. Sport for the lobotomized.


You must not be any good with them. I can make all kinds of throws, left, right, backhand, forehand, upsidedown, off the index finger, off the thumb. Curves left, right, skips off pavement. We got high and played Ultimate.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (yQpMk)

Throwing a "bad" Frisbee toss into a crowd of college girls was a perfect way to introduce oneself.

And if you were tossing with a dog who caught it, the women were even more talkative and impressed.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 09:55 PM (UsCnO)

709 In the corner of a box in the corner of my basement, there still exists an intact collection of Micronauts.

Posted by: weew at April 18, 2018 09:56 PM (Dol4k)

710 And if you were tossing with a dog who caught it, the women were even more talkative and impressed.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 09:55 PM (UsCnO)

My queensland was an awesome frisbee dog.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 18, 2018 09:56 PM (2DYau)

711 703
Clackers.
I bet they were banned.
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They were. Because they could shatter, I think.

I used to have a set, fun toy. We had bb guns, lawn darts, Honda trail 50's, good times.

Posted by: willy at April 18, 2018 09:57 PM (puf6g)

712

I had a James Bond briefcase that had a convertible gun in it. The core was what looked like a Luger that shot a plastic bullet about 7/8" long. Had a wire stock with plastic butt, scope that slid on and a long barrel. Had a little plastic case with a secret passport reader: a pane of red plastic that you put the included business cards in to read something or other.

Had to sell it a few years back along with the full sized GI Joe with a footlocker full of frogman and astronaut stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 09:57 PM (GdWl+)

713 *ONT is NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 18, 2018 09:57 PM (Ckg4U)

714 Eric Holder is going to to be supervising the Starbucks Racial Re-Education Camps.

Makes sense.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 18, 2018 09:58 PM (2wOtx)

715 Not for me...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 09:58 PM (d4iVA)

716 Emmie- you going to the Cinco De Quatro?

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 09:58 PM (a3OL0)

717
I used to have a set, fun toy. We had bb guns, lawn darts, Honda trail 50's, good times.
Posted by: willy at April 18, 2018 09:57 PM (puf6g)

We had those toys as well. My brothers had enduro dirt bikes. Whatever those are.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 18, 2018 09:59 PM (2DYau)

718 Nice thread, Ace.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 18, 2018 09:59 PM (hyuyC)

719 Australian Cattle Dogs are insane for any throwing and catching game. Ajax is never fooled by the shadow throw though.

I once tried the laser game people play with cats. He quickly figured out that I was making the dot and always moved over to where I was and inspected the laser.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (d4iVA)

720 Rock'em Sock'em Robots was actually pretty fun. We wore that one out.


Posted by: irright at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (RVcmP)

721 628 >>>had a car you put together, about six inches long. You gave it a shove and when it hit a wall or the leg of a table or chair... flew apart, and you could put it back together again and start all over.

aw shit I was trying to remember a toy like this -- I remember that.


Yep. We Would run them into the fireplace hearth. They were called Wreck Em something?

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (Z48ZB)

722 706, NaCly Dog. My older brother used to hound me to play Risk against him when I got home from kindergarten. Cant stand that game now.

And it looks like no one mentioned Dont Break the Ice yet either.

Posted by: Rex B at April 18, 2018 10:01 PM (GAb0J)

723 I once tried the laser game people play with cats. He quickly figured out that I was making the dot and always moved over to where I was and inspected the laser.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:00 PM (d4iVA)

They are the smartest dogs. I love queenslands.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 18, 2018 10:02 PM (2DYau)

724 ONT noodishness seems stable now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:03 PM (d4iVA)

725 filbert (606):
I'm old enough (65) to remember when Mr Potatohead required a real potato, which was the last time he was cool. My family was a typical lower-middle-class '50s American family - mom, dad, 4 kids born 2 years apart - and like the others we went through a 10-lb bag of Idaho potatoes just about every week, having them boiled or mashed or baked just about every night. The ugliest potatoes were the best for Mr Potatohead: you could make far more interesting faces from an ugly misshapen warty potato (and the various tack-on body parts) than you could ever make from a smooth plastic body with the pre-drilled holes always in the same places. The introduction of plastic bodies for Mr Potatohead was a major landmark in the decline of American Culture.

Posted by: Dr Weevil at April 18, 2018 10:03 PM (yPnLb)

726 They are the smartest dogs. I love queenslands.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 18, 2018 10:02 PM (2DYau)

They are awesome.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 18, 2018 10:04 PM (d4iVA)

727

my great aunt traveled the world and would show us pictures when she returned, with one of those. projected on the wall in the dark, where we kids slept on the floor.

Wow. Sleeping on a pallet on the floor, which was nothing but a blanket. Used to do that a lot back then.

Climbed a lot of trees, too. A. Lot. Of. Trees.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 10:04 PM (GdWl+)

728 717
We had those toys as well. My brothers had enduro dirt bikes. Whatever those are.
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I knew kids who had those and they had the trampoline down the street, too.

Rock'em sock'em, hot wheels, skateboards with steel wheels..kids are missing out these days.

Posted by: willy at April 18, 2018 10:04 PM (puf6g)

729 None of what I said was an exaggeration; it was all true. Seriously.

Posted by: An Observation at April 18, 2018 10:06 PM (KdlDE)

730 One more before I go. Crazy that it appears no one mentioned Sizzlers! They were like Hot Wheels only they had little electric motors that kept them, you know, racing!

Posted by: Rex B at April 18, 2018 10:09 PM (GAb0J)

731 When I was a child, I DESPERATELY wanted a VertiBird. The arctic set.

I never got a VertiBird.

I hate all of you.

So much.

*sniff*

Posted by: Captain Comic at April 18, 2018 10:30 PM (kXhle)

732 Nobody's mentioned Mattel's M16, the futuristic toy rifle the Army snatched off the shelf for Vietnam GIs in 1965. You can still find some if you look around.

Posted by: Bill Befort at April 18, 2018 10:36 PM (hJFOo)

733 Estes rockets; we took the rockets and found the engine backfire meant to deploy the parachute would light the fuse on a cherry bomb just fine. We lived under the northern approach to the airport and we spent the summer firing off rockets at airliners on final approach. One day we decided to load the nose cone of the rocket you could put an egg in with gunpowder my buddy stole from his father and glued a primer in a hole we drilled in the nose. We fired our masterpiece one evening when the folks out to dinner and just as the engine ignited the wind blew the damn thing over and it shot up our driveway between the two houses across the street. Our rocket hit the house on the next street over detonated on their brick wall taking a chunk out of it. We of course destroyed the evidence and played dumb until the whole thing blew over.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at April 18, 2018 10:40 PM (bML9A)

734 Changeable Charlie. A face in a plastic case that contained metal dust. You used a magnetic stick to arrange the dust into beards and mustaches.

Man, the more I read this thread, the more I remember.

I had a LOT of toys and games -- and books! -- while growing up but nobody around to play with me. (Younger sister doesn't count.) Farm family. Toys would move from the house to the empty hayloft in the oldest barn. There they stayed. The Johnny Lightning track that never worked well. Dynamite Shack game. Eventually, MMM's space station and gear.

I spent a lot of time in that loft.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 18, 2018 11:10 PM (zT4Y1)

735 273


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1-gHqov5w8



1972 Chevy Truck pulling a 747 tv ad



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1-gHqov5w8



The major airlines have all retired their 747's last year. I always wanted to fly on a 747 and never did. Never will.


I have that truck (in ochre and white). '72 K10 Cheyenne Super.
Though the anemic 350ci gave way to a 468ci big-block some years back.
It's like driving a sports car compared to my crew-cab dually...

Posted by: Shepherd Lover at April 19, 2018 12:21 AM (9qqkH)

736 Wow, I have learned about so many toys. And now I want the robot from Lost in Space. Never knew that existed. Even says "Danger, Danger Will Robinson."

I may buy it. Yes, I'm an adult and I don't care. Better late than never. Maybe next Christmas.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 19, 2018 12:59 AM (F0aU4)

Meghan McCain to James Comey: Are You Sure You're Not a Partisan Political Commentator? Cuz You Sorta Sound Like a Partisan Political Commentator to Me

By the way, does anyone else notice that Comey looks luminously orange, with ghost-taint white half-moons under his eyes, in all of his media appearances?

Check out Comey's Hunter Moon make-up on the former Bill Clinton communications director's nonpartisan political show, and this other picture from that appearance here, and then compare those looks to the lambently-orange glow he sports on The View appearance (video at the link).

Who's orange now, bub?

It's almost as if that's a fairly standard make-up application for tv appearances, and it's almost as if someone who spent a decade on TV might have just adopted it as a habit.

"I want to believe you're not a political person," McCain said to Comey. "You’re the head of the FBI, but you write in your book how you went to President Obama, and you were on the verge of tears, saying you were going to miss him. You also said were dreading the next four years with Trump."

...

McCain then brought up how Comey's wife went to the anti-Trump Women’s March and was "very sad on election night."

"But why bring up politics now?" McCain said. “No disrespect, but what your take on the current Republican Party is -- I'm more interested in what you know about national security."

"I brought it up because I was asked about it," Comey said.

Later in the interview, McCain told Comey that he sounds "like a political commentator."

Incidentally, John Sexton writes that Comey has a good, sound explanation as to why he felt it necessary to note that he was (briefly) re-opening the Hillary Clinton investigation despite all the caterwauling from the left that he should have done his Deep State Duty and concealed that information from the public.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:31 PM




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1 We shall see ...

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (AoK0a)

2 nd

Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (LDxhw)

3 he sounds like a political commentator, because that's how he ran the FBI, as a democrat politician.

Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 07:28 PM (LDxhw)

4 I am beginning to have "strange new respect" for Meggy Mac. Not going to put her on my Christmas list or anything, but she's starting to grasp that the media is no friend to Republicans, even sellouts.

Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 07:30 PM (XKZwp)

5 I could set up camp on those bags.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 18, 2018 07:30 PM (dUJdY)

6 It's hard to follow the enormous amount of corruption.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 18, 2018 07:31 PM (U+nHb)

7 It's not east being orange.

Posted by: Kermit the Comey at April 18, 2018 07:32 PM (9Hjhc)

8 There's so much there there for a change!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:33 PM (n9EOP)

9 Or easy, right autocucumber?

Posted by: Kermit the Comey at April 18, 2018 07:33 PM (9Hjhc)

10 7 - LOL

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2018 07:34 PM (nEfz3)

11 Did I mentioned that I cried?

Posted by: Comey at April 18, 2018 07:34 PM (UdKB7)

12 The only reason Comey "re-opened" the investigation in October is because that info was going to leak, either from the NY or Charlotte FBI offices or from the NYPD, and he didn't want to be seen as running a cover-up.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at April 18, 2018 07:34 PM (nu45M)

13 Did I mentioned that I cried?

Posted by: Comey

What, are you the cousin of a son of a mailman?

Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 07:34 PM (LDxhw)

14 I have to check if the moon is blood since Meghan McCain is performing actual journalism.

Nope. Moon isn't made of blood. Sky is blue-ish. I have no antlers. Evidently this is Earth Prime.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 18, 2018 07:34 PM (c1VpD)

15 Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 07:30 PM (XKZwp)

I think she's asutue enough to recognize that right now there's a new sheriff in town and she'll wave and smile at him until it's no longer profitable or looks like a good bet!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:35 PM (n9EOP)

16 Dayum! I'm shocked at Meghan.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (dUJdY)

17 Ghost of Lee Atwater is always right.

Perhaps his spirit can possess some cucks out there

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (LnOh3)

18 Orange? Hmm...I wonder if his dad carried the mail?

Posted by: John Katschitz at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (Tyii7)

19 The more I see of Comey, the more I think he's bonkers. Clinically.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (lwiT4)

20 I have to check if the moon is blood since Meghan McCain is performing actual journalism.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 18, 2018 07:34 PM (c1VpD)


She's actually been rational and critical several times in recent memory.

I know, right?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (y87Qq)

21
Comey is still on about the "no criminal intent" crap I see.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (r+sAi)

22 He has a good and sound explanation. It's just the wrong one.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (/tuJf)

23 Clinically.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (lwiT4)


Wearing a blue shirt to send a message, nothing psycho there, right?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:37 PM (n9EOP)

24 I thought they all said Jim Comey was above reproach.

A cockroach, yes, but not above reproach. Just like his Daddy, Herr Mueller.

He was a career FBI man. He is reason number 1 why the FBI needs to be abolished. There are probably thousands just like him drawing a paycheck and looking for ass to kiss rather than doing their damn jobs.

Abolish the FBI.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 07:37 PM (EoRCO)

25 He seems nice.

Posted by: John Katschitz at April 18, 2018 07:37 PM (Tyii7)

26 where they at the Javitz center?

Posted by: Quint at April 18, 2018 07:38 PM (n13/j)

27 Well grammie thats Trumps take too: insane.


Ps , Pixy doesnt like my apostrophes.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:38 PM (LnOh3)

28 Well, add Meggy McCain to the juggernaut.

Yep. We will see all kinds of stuff happening now.

Any

Time

Now.


Led by extra special secret investigator Herr Steiner.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 07:38 PM (xDf3o)

29 The more I see of Comey, the more I think he's bonkers. Clinically.


Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (lwiT4)

Agreed. The Deep State appears to be made up of mentally and emotionally damaged people.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Free Sonobi With Purchase of Grumbling Gadgets at the Outrage Outlet! at April 18, 2018 07:38 PM (0QYMt)

30 He has a good and sound explanation.
=====================


You know who else had a good sound? The Yardbirds.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (lwiT4)

31 Paul Ryan/Megan McCain 2020 CoC Party

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (4+5ym)

32 He's the biggest fucking Oompa Loompa I've ever seen!

Posted by: wth at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (HgMAr)

33
The Bigger & Better Question From Meghan McCain Would've Been: James Comey, Why The Fuck Are You On The View, The Most Unserious, Partisan, Idiotic Show On Daytime Television??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (VwqM3)

34 Ps , Pixy doesnt like my apostrophes.
Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:38 PM (LnOh3)


iOS? Turn off smart quotes.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (y87Qq)

35 We saw the freak out on election night by the rank and file Stalinists but I would buy the pay-per-view to see the internal FBI videos. Think Bluto when the horse hits the floor.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (JGjMj)

36 The 2 adulterous FBI agents, someone asked why so quiet.
They are cooperating with Sessions
Just my theory

Posted by: Backbeat Baby at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (Gbx3O)

37 It's hard to follow the enormous amount of corruption.
Posted by: Seems Legit
--------------

It is endemic. They've been working hard at, aided, encouraged and abetted primarily by Clinton and Obama.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 07:40 PM (c/EDo)

38 Comey has already mentioned who he wants to play him in a movie based on his book.

Is this real life?

WTFF?

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 18, 2018 07:40 PM (U+nHb)

39 Comey has gone completely around the bend. He's mental.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at April 18, 2018 07:40 PM (2NqXo)

40 James and I could run on the Pumpkin Ticket.

Posted by: John Katschitz at April 18, 2018 07:40 PM (Tyii7)

41 James Hogg be all like "damn, that Comey's a whore"

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:40 PM (Kuhyt)

42

I'm starting to wonder if this whole Comey thing just might be the break we've all been waiting for.

As soon as I heard his reason for reopening the investigation into Her Heinous so close to the election, I've thought this.

Could it be that the Left has finally jumped the shark?

Rest assured that confidence is low, but I wonder if we'll look back in a year or two and point to that day and that Prog as the beginning of the end of Progressivism. If it is, then we've got a lot of work to do to root that shit out of everything, starting with skools and congress at the same time.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:41 PM (GdWl+)

43
Another good question is: Comey, Do You Think You Were A Good FBI Director Even After Your Long Record Of Failure Is Well Documented?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:41 PM (VwqM3)

44 "Comey has already mentioned who he wants to play him in a movie based on his book. "

It can only be me. I will portray my part with honesty and honor it deserves.

Posted by: Comey at April 18, 2018 07:41 PM (UdKB7)

45 What a fag.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:41 PM (4+5ym)

46 Did I mention that I cried?

Posted by: Comey at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (UdKB7)

47
Another good un-asked question: Comey, higher loyalty to whom? Do you really believe your book is somehow helpful to the American People?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (VwqM3)

48 Another good question: Mr. Comey, how fucked in the head are you exactly?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (9Hjhc)

49 Has anyone ever asked him how and why he grafted "intent" onto a strict liability statute?

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (ZG9gR)

50 >>The only reason Comey "re-opened" the investigation in October is because that info was going to leak, either from the NY or Charlotte FBI offices or from the NYPD, and he didn't want to be seen as running a cover-up.

Pretty much.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (/tuJf)

51 It's comforting to know that Looney Tunes once directed the FBI. gah

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (lwiT4)

52 MAGA turn off your smart punctuations in settings

Posted by: lin-duh @ work, really...I'm working at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (kufk0)

53 Is she worth a titty Fuck?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (6Ll1u)

54 Heres my take. All these higher ups sound and act insane because they directly worked for actual demon possessed individuals. It would drive you insane with such malevolent forces interacting with you daily.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:43 PM (LnOh3)

55 Another good un-asked question: Comey, higher loyalty to whom? Do you really believe your book is somehow helpful to the American People?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (VwqM3)

Prepare for mangled Bible verses if that ever comes up.

Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 07:43 PM (XKZwp)

56
I am beginning to have "strange new respect" for Meggy Mac.


She's already lapped Kristol.

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2018 07:43 PM (FhXTo)

57

Comey, why did you and Acting Director McCabe ignore the warnings given to you for Nikolas Cruz and the Tsaernev brothers?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:43 PM (VwqM3)

58 *hic*

I got yourpumpkin right here, Assholes!

*rips bong*

Posted by: John Boehner at April 18, 2018 07:44 PM (89T5c)

59 Is she worth a titty Fuck?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (6Ll1u)

Ummmmm.......Yes. Motorboat too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 07:44 PM (EoRCO)

60 Is she worth a titty Fuck?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April




peculiar question. were you offering?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:44 PM (MTjB1)

61 The first wing of the solar array has deployed.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (sdi6R)

62 Did Comey's eyes stray toward Meggies' Rack?

Posted by: davidt at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (djCea)

63 Is she worth a titty Fuck?


===

I have excellent references, sailor !

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (bUjCl)

64 "I hereby sentence Clinton, Comey, Lynch, McCabe et al to...a slap on the wrist. But suspended due to the wondrous good these fine folks will do in the future."

You know that's how it will come out. It took three tries before Anthony Weiner earned some jail time.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (l9m7l)

65 He wants the guy who played the coach in Friday Night Lights, Kyle somethingorother.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (U+nHb)

66 All I get from that Sexton link to some website I've never heard of is that Comey wanted a smoking gun. Or was scared that a pissed off FBI agent would find said smoking gun and upload it to the web before he could be relocated to Gitmo.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (Kuhyt)

67 It seems all the movies and books lied to me about what the head of the FBI is like..the kind of man he would be. Bcz Comey is not even close. I mean, it is embarrassing.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (F0aU4)

68 What would Jethro Bodine do?

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (Tyii7)

69 and he didn't want to be seen as running a cover-up.

Being seen would fail the cover-up he clearly was running.

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (FhXTo)

70
Another good question by Megham McCain to Comey: Does This Fat On My Fat Ass Make My Fat Ass Look Fat?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:46 PM (VwqM3)

71 Comey is sleazier than the last time I saw him.


Would be so fantastic to see just some justice.


Just once.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 07:46 PM (UsCnO)

72 Test'n

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:46 PM (LnOh3)

73 Rich Zeoli the conservative guy in the afternoon on the Philadelpha station said Comey sounds like he's been dumped by his girlfriend-and his "Trump has orange hair and his hands are small" sounds like the male equivalent of "She wasn't so hot". It was quite funny. I don;'t think they were suggesting Comey was gay, just that he sounds catty. They think Comey is going through the classic stages of grief-he just hasn't gotten to the acceptance stage. Whenever anyone asks him if he's hurt he denies it, yet says "I was fired, after all." Comey obviously needs therapy and spiritual direction. I wonder if he's getting either.?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 07:47 PM (tpDAe)

74 I gotta believe all these deplorable FBI and DOJ indictees-in-waiting are feeling a bit like the Warden in Shawshank. Fear, confusion, and so on.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 18, 2018 07:47 PM (JyFLk)

75 Comey, why did you let your undercover agents abet those jihadis getting all the way into the event in Garland TX?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:47 PM (+Y4s3)

76 Comey is a good candidate for Sessions good ol' standby, Civil Asset Forfeiture. Let him trot around flogging his book, then grab the money.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 07:47 PM (XlbwU)

77 honestly, there's no lack of evidence or proof of bad-thoughts on the part of Hillary for setting up the server and deleting her emails.

We're living in crazy world to pretend that the whole cabal weren't knowingly skirting the law to hide their pay-to-play scheme through their foundation, to spy on trump, and to do whatever else I forgot.

Many Obama fuckers used private emails to do official business to avoid detection of deep state swamp shit, along with their affairs and other misdemeanors.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:47 PM (Kuhyt)

78 gotta believe all these deplorable FBI and DOJ indictees-in-waiting are feeling a bit like the Warden in Shawshank. Fear, confusion, and so on.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at Apri




lead, it's what's for dinner

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:48 PM (MTjB1)

79 "Bcz Comey is not even close. I mean, it is embarrassing."

I put a bag over my head.

Posted by: zombie Efrem Zimbalist Jr at April 18, 2018 07:48 PM (UdKB7)

80 What would Jethro Bodine do?


Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 07:45 PM (Tyii7)

Install the one-way mirror backwards.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Free Sonobi With Purchase of Grumbling Gadgets at the Outrage Outlet! at April 18, 2018 07:48 PM (0QYMt)

81

That reminds me, aren't we way overdue for lena dunham to say or do something outrageously disgusting?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:49 PM (VwqM3)

82 Is McCain the first journalist, reporter, news figure to ask him about bringing politics into it?

If she is, it just shows how incredibly biased and stupid our MSM is...not that we needed even more evidence. But maybe they do.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 07:49 PM (F0aU4)

83 The second solar wing has deployed. Now comes a period of powering up the satellite, testing its systems and cameras, and gradually raising its phasing orbit for the lunar flyby in about a month that will eventually place it in its intended science orbit.

For now, everything looks great! It looks completely successful at this point.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 07:49 PM (sdi6R)

84 I'll be sorry I asked this, but what is a "t****y fuck? It's where you masturbate on a woman's breasts?

There are a lot of terms I learned here that I wish I had not. And no, I don't want to look it up on the internet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 07:49 PM (tpDAe)

85 Has anyone asked Comey that if Trump was such a horrible, nasty, villainous figure, how come he was A-Okay working for him until Trump shitcanned him?

Posted by: Maritime at April 18, 2018 07:49 PM (lKmt3)

86 I never did get over the death of Old Yeller.

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (Tyii7)

87 There's actually eyebag product Comey could use on those suitcases under his eyes.

Also, if only Meggie Mac's daddy had the balls his daughter seems to have.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (ptqGC)

88 That reminds me, aren't we way overdue for lena dunham to say or do something outrageously disgusting?
================================

I'm sorry, but her fifteen minutes has expired. So, who?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (XlbwU)

89 Rich Zeoli the conservative guy in the afternoon on the Philadelpha station said Comey sounds like he's been dumped by his girlfriend-and his "Trump has orange hair and his hands are small" sounds like the male equivalent of "She wasn't so hot"."

----------nah, bro. I notice that liberals seem to have one not to play, they play it, they repeat it like a cargo cult member repeats the signals from a signalmen long long ago...

It's a leftwing greatest hit, doomed to never change. Like the 98% of scienctists all forever and ever believe in global warming (narrator: online poll of 77 people) that chicks make 77% on the dollar for the exact same work (narrator: it was not the same work), and 3-out 3.5 females in college get rayped by evil white jocks (narrator: they made it up to sleep with the white jocks)

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (Kuhyt)

90
What worries me is no one has a bad word to say about Wray. It's quite telling, yes?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (VwqM3)

91 Comey is a Walter Mitty living in a fantasy world where people worship him. The dude has issues. Psychological issues.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (2DOZq)

92 Fen - some things are best skimmed past.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (lwiT4)

93 All these interviews are asking the questions wrong.

It's not "don't you think Clinton obstructed justice?"

It's "why didn't you investigate Clinton for obstruction of justice?"

The latter question puts Comey on the spot about HIS actions.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:51 PM (LnOh3)

94 When her father finally sucks the cock of Satan, I will tip a Budweiser in tribute

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:51 PM (6Ll1u)

95 There's actually eyebag product Comey could use on those suitcases under his eyes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

Do tell...

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 07:51 PM (9Hjhc)

96 I'll be sorry I asked this, but what is a "t****y fuck? It's where you masturbate on a woman's breasts?

There are a lot of terms I learned here that I wish I had not. And no, I don't want to look it up on the internet.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April




that thing where the girl pushes her together and the guy his johnson between them, that is a titty fuck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:51 PM (MTjB1)

97 Guess who's going to be a guest on The View tomorrow?

Dana Perino. Hawking another stupid book about "America's dog" Jasper.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 18, 2018 07:51 PM (ptqGC)

98 Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (Kuhyt)

So what is the thing they repeat? Disparagaing comments about Trump's appearance?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 07:52 PM (tpDAe)

99 AoSHQ Stylebook Violation, Ace.

Page 479, clause 969a, specifically states that: "All headlines regarding Meghan McCain must end with the phrase - 'and then she motor-boated him/her'."

Please make an appropriate note.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 18, 2018 07:52 PM (BfOXk)

100 Walter Mitty did nothing wrong.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:52 PM (4+5ym)

101 sorry I asked this, but what is a "t****y fuck? It's where you masturbate on a woman's breasts?

There are a lot of terms I learned here that I wish I had not. And no, I don't want to look it up on the internet.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April




you know, if you google the "tittyfuck, definition" you will get a definition not a demonstration.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (MTjB1)

102 My dream is to see Comey and McCabe in handcuffs and orange jumpsuits.

Hey, James. If an orange jumpsuit was good enough for Martha Stewart??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (ptqGC)

103 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:51 PM (MTjB1)

O.k. Thanks for that info-I guess.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (tpDAe)

104 Guilty as sin, free as a bird.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (r9UYA)

105 >You know who else had a good sound? The Yardbirds.


Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (lwiT4)


This.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (cvY7W)

106 There's no team in Lebron James, bitches! Step up your game or I'll bench your candy asses!

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Jim Comey, Esq. at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (bJ0w+)

107 98 Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:50 PM (Kuhyt)

So what is the thing they repeat? Disparagaing comments about Trump's appearance?"

----------right....cheeto face, mcSmall hands...haha! zing!

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (Kuhyt)

108 Meghan McCain to James Comey: Are You Sure You're Not a Partisan Political Commentator? Cuz You Sorta Sound Like a Partisan Political Commentator to Me




George Snuffleupagus: She's doing it all wrong!! She's supposed to kiss his ass to help destroy Trump!! Who let her on TV?!?!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (SiINZ)

109 turd (n.) -- That guy in the makeup.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (cke+b)

110 OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (LnOh3)

111 Ah jeez. Having to explain some Horde terms to Fen is kinda like explaining them to mom. Except if it was mom I'd also be wondering why she was asking me anything, seeing she's been in the ground a baker's dozen years...

OK, that went to an odd place.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (lLeln)

112 Best we'll get on Obama is "unindicted co-conspirator".
But that would be a helluvan asterisk in the history books.

Posted by: RI Red - Bandana Republican at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (ZG9gR)

113

Has Eric Clapton been knighted yet?

How about Ozzie Osbourne?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (VwqM3)

114 sorry I asked this, but what is a "t****y fuck? It's where you masturbate on a woman's breasts?"

---i assume a girl is asking this because as a guy...the thought has occurred to every one of us.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (Kuhyt)

115 AoSHQ Stylebook Violation, Ace.

Page 479, clause 969a, specifically states that: "All headlines regarding Meghan McCain must end with the phrase - 'and then she motor-boated him/her'."

Please make an appropriate note.
Posted by: Sharkman at April




why would meghan mccain motorboat someone? wouldn't you want the phrase to be "and then meghan was motorboated"

don't make me edit the style book edits.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (MTjB1)

116 OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.
Posted by: MAGA


You can't drop that tidbit without a link!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (lLeln)

117 OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein."

------oh my, It's true. Perkins coe just got raided too.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (Kuhyt)

118

Who's orange now, bub?



Taunt of the week winner. Good enough for reuse should circumstances call for it.

Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (EzdLW)

119 Has Eric Clapton been knighted yet?

How about Ozzie Osbourne?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (VwqM3)



Lemmy snuffed it right before he was going to get his

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (SiINZ)

120 OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.
Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (LnOh3)


source ?

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (bUjCl)

121 Questions no one ever asked Barry: "What's with the huge ears? Why did your whore mom leave you with your Commie grandparents and the man who took naked pictures of your mom when she was a teen?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (ptqGC)

122 If anyone is really interested why Comey reopened the Hillary email case right before the election, here's why.

https://tinyurl.com/zeetwwg

Note the name of the federal prosecutor in NY and remember that name. It will come up again.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (/tuJf)

123
OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.

Posted by: MAGA


Was it Raylan Givens?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (VwqM3)

124 so

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (bUjCl)

125 "The Yardbirds."

Heh. Fistbump for teh funny and the good taste.

And Hi grammie!!

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (ZCD4H)

126 I think the term about meggy mac is that ace wanted to violate her squeak hole

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (Kuhyt)

127 US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.

Was he nabbed at Comet Pizza?

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (Tyii7)

128 sorry I asked this, but what is a "t****y fuck? It's where you masturbate on a woman's breasts




that is something altogether different.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (MTjB1)

129 Fen - some things are best skimmed past.

Going where the sinners are is part of the job right. Maybe ace can get a bulk discount on Tyvek suits.

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (FhXTo)

130 Ok, that didn't happen, but it would be nice if it did.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (LnOh3)

131 Rand Paul blocking Mike Pompeo? WTF?!

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (Z48ZB)

132 yup, police at chappaqua where apparently Hillary is barracaded in her house firing on police.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (Kuhyt)

133 Sigh. I do believe I got trolled...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (lLeln)

134 Hi teej!


Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (lwiT4)

135 fish hooks!

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (Kuhyt)

136 Oh Fen.. there are somethings you don't need to know. Sadly, now you do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (dUJdY)

137 Guilty as sin, free as a bird.

Eh, I'm going with "Greatest Living Example of the Peter Principle."

He's not criminal. He's a spineless idiot.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (cke+b)

138 obama's grandparents were decent they weren't commie. His hawaii mentorfrank marshal davis was the commie

Posted by: Village Idiot at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (bf86X)

139 >>>Being seen would fail the cover-up he clearly was running.

Exactly. While his announcement in October was a bombshell, I can only imagine what a shitstorm it would have been if the story had been leaked to the press. Hell, it wasn't until later that we learned that they had already been sitting on it for weeks. What if the actual truth had come out in October instead of Comey's self-serving CYA?

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at April 18, 2018 07:57 PM (nu45M)

140 Ok, that didn't happen, but it would be nice if it did.
Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (LnOh3)


fortnight in a box

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 07:57 PM (bUjCl)

141 OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.

Posted by: MAGA
========================


And, I dreamt a beautiful dream.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 07:57 PM (XlbwU)

142 I stopped asking about unfamiliar terms when AtC and others were talking about The Sybian.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 07:57 PM (xDf3o)

143 You know who else had a good sound? The Yardbirds.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (lwiT4)



Yup, loved them. Clapton (or Clapner) Beck and Page.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 07:57 PM (SiINZ)

144 Asking for a friend...

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 07:57 PM (Tyii7)

145 It's not east being orange.
-----
Or typing with webbed feet!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2018 07:57 PM (VBKy9)

146 MAGA, that was not cool. I actually believed it. Because any fricken thing is believable in this crazy political world.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (U+nHb)

147 sorry I asked this, but what is a "t****y fuck? It's where you masturbate on a woman's breasts"

---I am amused. "how could I use these breast things for pleasure....hmmm..."

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (Kuhyt)

148 "It isn't my politics, it is my values."

Maybe one of those values should have been the one you swore to when you took office, to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States, you useless waste of air and space.

Is that one of your values?

Because it doesn't sound like that's one of your values.

Or your politics.

Take your pick.

Asshole.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (7UW64)

149 *kicks MAGA*

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (bUjCl)

150 Sean Hannity is doing the fox news equivalent of tea-bagging some pudding, whatever that is.

Greg Gutfeld is a Moron™ whether he knows it or not.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (rnAwa)

151 I gotta provide a little excitement around here.

You should thank me for that momentary feeling of elation.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (LnOh3)

152 Guilty as sin, free as a bird.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (r9UYA)
+++++
Boring as Fuck, Nutty as Squirrel shit

Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (y3aQB)

153 Oh Fen.. there are somethings you don't need to know. Sadly, now you do.
========================

I believe that one is a good one to know. It says so right here on my "good list".

Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (XlbwU)

154

btw, the fbi is so corrupt, they couldn't even be trusted to arrest members of the mob. The US Marshal Service had to do it.

True story.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (VwqM3)

155 Anybody else find it humorous that "titty" was censored and "fuck" was not?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (NWiLs)

156 Playing Train Kept a Rollin' at top volume.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (cvY7W)

157 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (MTjB1)

I'm a little leery of looking up anything related to sex on the internet. I once tried to look up a theatre site and it look me to porn site instead. So, I figure I'll ask all the men here who use these terms It's like asking your older brother embarrassing questions. :^) I don't know-men I've "known" don't tend to use odd slightly sophomoric sexual terms. They just say "let's do such and such" and describe the action, or just do it

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (tpDAe)

158 OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (LnOh3)

gotdamnmotherfuckingcuntwhorecocksuckerfaggot

that's not funny.

don't do THAT

Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (LDxhw)

159 138 obama's grandparents were decent they weren't commie. His hawaii mentorfrank marshal davis was the commie
Posted by: Village Idiot at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (bf86X)

-------

That is not true, dig a little deeper especially into grandma.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (U+nHb)

160 You should thank me for that momentary feeling of elation.

Thanks for nothin', chump.

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (Tyii7)

161 I gotta provide a little excitement around here.

You should thank me for that momentary feeling of elation.
Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (LnOh3)



here is your elation, pal

*karate chops MAGA*

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (bUjCl)

162 sorry I asked this, but what is a "t****y fuck? It's where you masturbate on a woman's breasts?

There are a lot of terms I learned here that I wish I had not. And no, I don't want to look it up on the internet.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much, or are really drunk*, sometimes the mommy will let the daddy rub his penis between her breasts.

*Usually it's drunk.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (9Hjhc)

163 how can y'all have been on the internets for as long as you have been and not happened upon these terms simply by accident?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (MTjB1)

164 MAGA lol.

I knew that could never be true.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (r9UYA)

165 Felenon is a trooper, but trying to understand morons will you probably give you a migraine.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (6Ll1u)

166 MAGA, please don't get my hopes up.

Posted by: RI Red - Bandana Republican at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (ZG9gR)

167 Orange Is The New Cuck

Posted by: Hands at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (EzdLW)

168 158 OT: Shit getting real. US Marshals just arrested Rosenstein.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:54 PM (LnOh3)

gotdamnmotherfuckingcuntwhorecocksuckerfaggot

that's not funny.

don't do THAT
Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (LDxhw)


Yeah, that would rate a flaming skull if true.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (sdi6R)

169 19 The more I see of Comey, the more I think he's bonkers. Clinically.
____________________

I diagnose Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Delusions of Grandeur.

That'll be $75.00 please.

Posted by: Dr. Sigmund Freud at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (fqUgw)

170 165 Felenon is a trooper, but trying to understand morons will you probably give you a migraine.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (6Ll1u)

It's better just to observe. Like gorillas in the mist.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:01 PM (NWiLs)

171 and a blow job is when you masterbate while a girl blows in your ears

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 08:01 PM (Kuhyt)

172 Anybody else find it humorous that "titty" was censored and "fuck" was not?

Posted by: Insomniac

looked right through that. but now that you point it out, it's funny as hell...

Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 08:01 PM (LDxhw)

173 Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (NWiLs)

Because I think titty is a silly word and people use fuck around here so often it's lost it's power to even raise an eyebrow.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:01 PM (tpDAe)

174

The fbi hid Whitey Bulger for many many years. They finally had to arrest Bulger after receiving a definitive tip on the reward hotline and they could no longer cover up Bulger's whereabouts.

But then the FBI SCREWED the tipster out of the reward and *supposedly* rewarded some person in Finland (or somewhere) for phoning in the tip!

Total screw job. And no one, especially the Fake News and the Cucks, had any curiosity to investigate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 08:01 PM (VwqM3)

175 So, I figure I'll ask all the men here who use these terms It's like asking your older brother embarrassing questions. :^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (tpDAe)


Well that's good. There are certainly worse places to ask that sort of thing if you're not sure what you're asking about. Odd as it is, it's nice of you to think of us that way.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 08:02 PM (y87Qq)

176 Well James, it looks like you've lost the liberals, conservatives, and RINO's. Yep that's quite a trifecta.

Posted by: RedEchos at April 18, 2018 08:02 PM (lokiW)

177 When a man and a woman love each other very very much...

Posted by: Backbeat Baby at April 18, 2018 08:02 PM (Gbx3O)

178 doggie style is when you masterbate while you take your dog for a walk

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 08:02 PM (Kuhyt)

179 NASA TV signing off and doing replays of the launch:

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 08:02 PM (sdi6R)

180 178 doggie style is when you masterbate while you take your dog for a walk
Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 08:02 PM (Kuhyt)

Dog park got a restraining order on you?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:03 PM (NWiLs)

181 138 obama's grandparents were decent they weren't commie. His hawaii mentorfrank marshal davis was the commie
Posted by: Village Idiot at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (bf86X)
-------
That is not true, dig a little deeper especially into grandma.
Posted by: Seems Legit at April 18, 2018 07:59 PM (U+nHb)

Yup.....I always read that his Honky grandparents were fellow travelers and lefty loons.

The daughter and what she shot out of her loins were the fruit of a rotten family tree.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:03 PM (EoRCO)

182 rickl, what satellite was launched today? I'm on the road and out of the loop on it.

Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 08:03 PM (LDxhw)

183 What a fag.

Must be from Jersey.

Posted by: Can't Touch This Pump at April 18, 2018 08:04 PM (4O/g7)

184 Ok, that didn't happen, but it would be nice if it did.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:56 PM (LnOh3)


You're an asshole. Go fuck yourself.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2018 08:04 PM (O5Q3r)

185 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 08:00 PM (9Hjhc)

He didn't say that, which is quite common . He said it's where a woman pushes her breasts together and the man inserts his penis between them.Ttwo different things=rubbing your penis onan woman's breasted and inserting them.

I think I['m done with this subject. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:04 PM (tpDAe)

186 Masterbate? Is that what they use to bass fish?

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 08:04 PM (Tyii7)

187 51
It's comforting to know that Looney Tunes once directed the FBI. gah
Posted by: grammie winger - at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (lwiT4)

"Hold my beer"
- J. Edgar Hoover

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at April 18, 2018 08:04 PM (rnXGe)

188 Preet Bharara?

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:04 PM (Z48ZB)

189 B( . )( . )BS!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:04 PM (NWiLs)

190 Dog park got a restraining order on you?"

yeah but substitute "restraining order" with security and substitute "dog park" with my office.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (Kuhyt)

191 That's nice that Meghan said that.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (+lOpA)

192 Obama's grandparents (the American ones, not the Kenyan ones) were true believers in the Little Red Church.

Commies thru and thru.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (ptqGC)

193 1850-Meant inserting your penis between a woman's [ushed together breats.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (tpDAe)

194 f anyone is really interested why Comey reopened the Hillary email case right before the election, here's why.



https://tinyurl.com/zeetwwg



Note the name of the federal prosecutor in NY and remember that name. It will come up again.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:55 PM (/tuJf)
========================And yet, despite the hyperventilating in the article, no one is in jail. No one is even being investigated! Heck, Huma got immunized!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (XlbwU)

195 He looks like a tan freak guy.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (aC6Sd)

196 I thought doggy style was sleeping with an unattractive furry partner.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (xDf3o)

197 Tweety F*c* is where you get drunk watching Cool World and zany hijinks occur....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (SzZnW)

198 rickl, what satellite was launched today? I'm on the road and out of the loop on it.
Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 08:03 PM (LDxhw)


TESS. It bird-dogs exoplanets for bigger telescopes.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (y87Qq)

199 He didn't say that, which is quite common . He said it's where a woman pushes her breasts together and the man inserts his penis between them.Ttwo different things=rubbing your penis onan woman's breasted and inserting them"

----yes, some folks prefer spit to lubricate the experience although other fluids can be obtained, some commercially.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (Kuhyt)

200 B( . )( . )BS

Italian boobs!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (NWiLs)

201 Odd as it is, it's nice of you to think of us that way.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 08:02 PM (y87Qq)

I think that's a very nice way of you to think of it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (tpDAe)

202 Roggy Ryle!!

Posted by: Scooby Doo at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (djCea)

203 Yup.....I always read that his Honky grandparents were fellow travelers and lefty loons.

The daughter and what she shot out of her loins were the fruit of a rotten family tree.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:03 PM (EoRCO)



Mercer Island socialists. And a bank president. Probably pretty mild stuff by todays standards.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (Z48ZB)

204 Great, the new tablet came with fkn alexa. Not sure I disabled it or not.

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (a3OL0)

205 There are certainly worse places to ask that sort of thing if you're not sure what you're asking about. Odd as it is, it's nice of you to think of us that way.

But, Fen, please be aware that their is no pervert/client privilege here.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (cke+b)

206 I'm a little leery of looking up anything related to sex on the internet. I once tried to look up a theatre site and it look me to porn site instead. So, I figure I'll ask all the men here who use these terms It's like asking your older brother embarrassing questions. :^) I don't know-men I've "known" don't tend to use odd slightly sophomoric sexual terms. They just say "let's do such and such" and describe the action, or just do it
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April




lol. entire reams of stufff I would not know were it not for the internets, email, and instant messaging. porn and that entire universe of practices and concepts used to be a rather closely circumscribed universe of people and material.

you would never encounter that stuff that is common today because non one would ever bring a girlie mag to the office and swing by and show you some filthy picture, but with a swipe and a click they can send you a link or a pic with a note that "says look at this"!

early on in the internets lots of guys I know had "wtf" moments when they would get some especially shocking, abhorrent pic in an email. now everything is old hat.

porn is going to run out of ideas sooner or later. guess they will just recycle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (MTjB1)

207 192 Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (ptqGC)

America is being killed by her red diaper babies.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (SzZnW)

208 >>Preet Bharara?

Yep.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:07 PM (/tuJf)

209 Don't blame me. Blame the US Marshals.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 08:07 PM (LnOh3)

210 But, Fen, please be aware that their is no pervert/client privilege here.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (cke+b)

Huh?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (tpDAe)

211 208 Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:07 PM (/tuJf)

What is Parakeet Brouhaha up to today?

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (SzZnW)

212 yankeefifth, porn ran out of new stuff well before Fanny Hill was a first edition.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (xDf3o)

213 B( . )( . )BS

For those what likes 'em bold!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (NWiLs)

214 Obama's grandparents (the American ones, not the Kenyan ones) were true believers in the Little Red Church.

Commies thru and thru.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 18, 2018 08:05 PM (ptqGC)



And what did they get for their troubles? Barry's contempt and resentment. Typical white person

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (SiINZ)

215 Alexa can be disabled in Settingd

Posted by: Backbeat Baby at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (Gbx3O)

216 *Usually it's drunk.

Yes. And maybe some begging or cajoling is involved.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (F0aU4)

217 I thought a Tweety fuck is when one masturbates while bird watching.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (89T5c)

218 Alexa, I need a Bible verse.

Posted by: James Homey at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (Tyii7)

219 I've thought about this a bit. Suppose I were in Comey's position, and charged with investigating St. Hillary. I'm not sure I could muster sufficient even-handedness to do a good, fair job. At a minimum, I'd want one or more Hillarhoids on my staff to help me maintain balance.

Posted by: Eric Holder at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (MDlMP)

220 What is Parakeet Brouhaha up to today?
Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:08 PM (SzZnW)

I like that name.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (tpDAe)

221 Ask anything you want Fen. We all love talking sex. Plus, it gives us a better (not bigger) thrill than fake US Marshall reports!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (XlbwU)

222 Here it is, comey, hellary, ubama or soros hisself won't do not ary a day for their crimes. Now, after they take that last breath? Fo sho, they will.

'Vengeance is Mine' sayeth the Lord.

Posted by: Eromero at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (zLDYs)

223

nood

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (VwqM3)

224 155 Anybody else find it humorous that "titty" was censored and "fuck" was not?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 07:58 PM (NWiLs)


I find it humorous that you thing titties could accomplish that feat. Titties are cute little things, maybe an "A" cup. For that job, you need boobs, or jugs, or cans. At least a "C", and probably more like a "DD" or so.

But there I go getting all engineered up.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (7UW64)

225 217 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (89T5c)

or "carnal knowledge acquired in a bird costume"

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (SzZnW)

226 I think that's a very nice way of you to think of it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (tpDAe)


I actually thought of it as "on what other anonymous Internet forum could she trust a pack of gibbering goons to give humorous but truthful answers" but I liked your way better

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (y87Qq)

227 >>What is Parakeet Brouhaha up to today?

You mean after Trump told him his job was safe and then a while later was fired by Trump with no reason given?

Part of the Resistance.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (/tuJf)

228 220 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (tpDAe)

It helps to humanize donks by giving them nicknames....

I have to remind myself they are human.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (SzZnW)

229 The 35,000 convicted felons on parole in New York state will soon receive pardons by executive order of Gov. Mario Cuomo, which restores their voting rights.

The governor will also issue pardons to new parolees on a monthly basis.

Only those convicted of firearm offences are exempt from the pardon program.

Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for the governor, called
the executive order a "narrow use of power."

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (398bZ)

230 Don't tranny fuck!

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (4+5ym)

231 >I find it humorous that you thing titties could
accomplish that feat. Titties are cute little things, maybe an "A" cup.
For that job, you need boobs, or jugs, or cans. At least a "C", and
probably more like a "DD" or so.



But there I go getting all engineered up.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 18, 2018 08:10 PM (7UW64)


*takes notes*

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (cvY7W)

232 Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 08:09 PM (XlbwU)

I try to keep these questions to a minimum. Ild rather thrill people on here in some other-non sexual way. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (tpDAe)

233 well, the thing about the tittyfuck is that the process is one thing but the finish has several important variations.

some of which I have to admit I find mystifying. why would either party find that desirable?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (MTjB1)

234 Siri is on my iTablet. I disabled her pronto.

I should check she wasn't turned back on after my last iOS update.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (F0aU4)

235 227 Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (/tuJf)

It's almost like Trump thinks he is Chief of the Executive Branch or something....

I must have missed Obama not firing all of Bush's denizens.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (SzZnW)

236 The only reason Comey "re-opened" the investigation in October is because that info was going to leak, either from the NY or Charlotte FBI offices or from the NYPD, and he didn't want to be seen as running a cover-up.

He wanted more money (than he got from Lockheed when the Clintons slipped him in) when he found out about McCabe's wife's bribe and Hillary said GFY.

Posted by: Lester at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (LfJIn)

237 Great, the new tablet came with fkn alexa. Not sure I disabled it or not.

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (a3OL0)


I just returned a Fire 7 because it had Alexa and I didn't see that in the product description. Darn if Bezos didn't charge me for the return shipping!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (n9EOP)

238 Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (y87Qq)

You're funny. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (tpDAe)

239 I find it humorous that you thing titties could accomplish that feat. Titties are cute little things, maybe an "A" cup. For that job, you need boobs, or jugs, or cans. At least a "C", and probably more like a "DD" or so.

But there I go getting all engineered up.
Posted by: tcn in AK at April




well, for ladies with smaller endowments they are going to need to also have a pair of hands. probably not going to be able to lay on their back.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (MTjB1)

240 Let all their wickedness
come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my
transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Jim Comey, Esq. at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (bJ0w+)

241 Alexa can be disabled in Settingd
Posted by: Backbeat Baby at April 18, 2018


I think I did that. not to disable 1 click payments. grr.

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (a3OL0)

242 >238
Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (y87Qq)



You're funny. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (tpDAe)


And its not just the way he looks.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (cvY7W)

243 I should check she wasn't turned back on after my last iOS update.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 08:12 PM (F0aU4)


Apple turned on location services and few other things last time I updated my iPhone!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 08:14 PM (n9EOP)

244 Siri is on my iTablet. I disabled her pronto.

I should check she wasn't turned back on after my last iOS update.
Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April




was siri objecting to being asked for a tittyfuck?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (MTjB1)

245 porn is going to run out of ideas sooner or later. guess they will just recycle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (MTjB1)

A married couple gets Grandma to take the kids and breaks out the wine. You won't believe what happens next!

Posted by: pookysgirl is reporting from the planet Hoth at April 18, 2018 08:15 PM (XKZwp)

246 Alexa can be disabled in Settingd
Posted by: Backbeat Baby at April 18, 2018


Yes, you can trust "us"!

Posted by: Amazon Legal Staff EULA Team at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (n9EOP)

247 wasn't there, or isn't there, a problem with a whole bunch of guys asking siri to talk dirty?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:16 PM (MTjB1)

248 Mercer Island socialists. And a bank president. Probably pretty mild stuff by todays standards.
Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (Z48ZB)

Sure, commies back then kept it on the down low, lest they be found out and treated accordingly.

I am sure their "histories" have been purged since the boy wonder ascended the throne.

I didn't say they were stupid, just commies.

Most of the Khmer Rouge leaders were teachers and professors, and were mild mannered in the 1950's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:17 PM (EoRCO)

249 203 Yup.....I always read that his Honky grandparents were fellow travelers and lefty loons.

The daughter and what she shot out of her loins were the fruit of a rotten family tree.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 08:03 PM (EoRCO)

Mercer Island socialists. And a bank president. Probably pretty mild stuff by todays standards.
Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 08:06 PM (Z48ZB)


The principal of Mercer Island high school that Stan attended was rung up by HUAC as a Commie (IIRC; I think he also copped to it).

Btw, the high school now has a Stanley Ann Dunham scholarship.

https://tinyurl.com/yahjzg5e

Says it all, doesn't it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (MDlMP)

250 no way I trust the disable features on anything. All I know is that I don't know enough to know whether or not anything is disabled on any device I own. Save for my phone when the battery is removed.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 08:18 PM (MTjB1)

251 Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 08:11 PM (y87Qq)

I particularly liked the phrase "gibbering goons" LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 08:19 PM (tpDAe)

252 Not really my type, but I'd still motorboat her.

Posted by: Rusty Nail, ahoy! at April 18, 2018 08:20 PM (toi7g)

253 Can't get rid of the wapo either. I may just return it.

Posted by: Infidel at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (a3OL0)

254 More on (moron?) Mercer Island High School:

https://tinyurl.com/y8a43vxb

"In 2008 I missed the fact that Obama's mother's parents moved to Washington specifically to enroll Stanley Ann at Mercer Island High School, which reportedly had a reputation of Communist leanings, with some admitted Communist staff. In 2007-2008 I knew a lot about Obama's background, but didn't know that."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (MDlMP)

255 Alexa can be disabled in Settings

Yeah, by leaving it "setting" on the store shelf.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2018 08:22 PM (MDlMP)

256 Mark Steyn, in for Tucker, just had some black dude on that said Eric Holder was racist against blacks. Are there people f333ing crazy? That is a rhetorical question.

And FFS it is snowing here in N IL. Enough already Al Gore!

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2018 08:29 PM (yJ1e6)

257 The Comey/CNN Talking Point is that the president admitted that he fired Comey because of RUSSIA!

That is a lie.

The president said there was no good time to fire Comey because the Democrats were consumed by Russia fever--NOT that he fired Comey because of Russia.

In fact, he said the opposite of what they claim; that he fired Comey for cause (being a showboat) and this:

HOLT: Were you...angry with Mr. Comey because of his Russia investigation?

TRUMP: I just want somebody that's competent. I am a big fan of the FBI. I love the FBI.

HOLT: But were you a fan of...him taking up that investigation?...the Russian investigation and possible links between...

TRUMP: No, I don't care...

TRUMP: Look -- look, let me tell you. As far as I'm concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly."

Liars.

Posted by: Servile Schulz, CEO Starbums at April 18, 2018 08:33 PM (Ndje9)

258

Because I think titty is a silly word...


As it should.

That word implies happiness on purpose.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 08:39 PM (GdWl+)

259 I think this is the reason Comey made that late announcement that the investigation was being reopened...

The NYPD had that laptop, as a result of arresting Weiner. They were the ones who announced that all those emails were on there. I presume that they quietly contacted the FBI first, and the FBI didn't express much interest, so the NYPD went public with it.

It'd also make sense if the NYPD went public right away. After all, which candidate do you think most NYC cops voted for? Yeah...

Either way, the Hillary-supporting FBI now had to get that laptop away from a bunch of likely Trump supporters. Trump supporters with law-enforcement powers of their own. They could only do this, and thus attempt to sweep the whole thing back under the rug, by officially reopening the investigation.

So, that's what they did.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 18, 2018 08:41 PM (wSC8T)

260 Anybody else have the Heathkit electronic kits . . . I think I had the Heathkit 40 and then the Heathkit 80. (We're talking 60's or maybe early 70's here.)

It was pretty amazing to be able to basically put together a transistor radio and it actually worked!

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (953wK)

261 Right. Will post on the correct thread next time.

Posted by: filbert at April 18, 2018 09:10 PM (953wK)

262 Greetings:

Losing the necktie was a nice touch in a tragically hip kind of way. But to me he always comes across as Altar Boy in Charge or maybe a Failed Priest of the passive-aggressive persuasion.

P.S. Well I was about ten, I was there when my father got into an argument with our parish priest which he concluded by saying, "Don't think that just because you have your collar turned around backwards that I won't straighten it out for you." Which was followed very shortly later by, "Your mother needn't be troubled by any of this.".

P.P.S. Now that I think about it a bit more, maybe the necktie would have been a bit too suggestive, if you get my drift.

Posted by: 11B40 at April 18, 2018 09:19 PM (evgyj)

263 @259:

That almost certainly was one, if not the primary, motivation. The other was, post-Access Hollywood, the Deep State thought the election had ended and they could open and shut an investigation without consequences.

It remains an open question if Top Men will suffer consequences for their crimes, but it looks more likely tonight.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 18, 2018 09:20 PM (tN3c9)

264 find it humorous that you thing titties could
accomplish that feat. Titties are cute little things, maybe an "A" cup.
For that job, you need boobs, or jugs, or cans. At least a "C", and
probably more like a "DD" or so.

all are welcome here.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at April 18, 2018 10:02 PM (CL76w)

Congress Makes Criminal Referrals to Department of Justice for Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok

A veritable basket of deplorables.

"We write to refer the following individuals for investigation of potential violation(s) of federal statutes," states the letter obtained by this reporter. "In doing so, we are especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, respectively. Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately."

...

"Accordingly, we refer to DOJ all DOJ and FBI personnel responsible for signing the Carter Page warrant application that contained unverified and/or false information for possible violation(s) of 18 USC 242 and 18 USC 1505 and 1515b," the criminal referral states. It refers to a letter drafted by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to Sessions this March.

Comey is referred because he leaked four memos to his pal -- who now claims to be his lawyer, to invoke attorney-client privilege -- out of seven he prepared upon his firing, four of which were found to be confidential. Now, if four of those seven are confidential, and four were leaked to his pal -- I'm sorry, I mean his """"""attorney"""""--- that means at least one of the memos leaked was confidential.

Hillary Clinton is referred because of FEC violations -- she and the DNC claimed they were only paying Perkins-Coie for legal expenses, though we now know a large amount of the money paid to Perkins-Coie was then paid to Fusion GPS not for legal expenses but for oppo research. FEC rules say you can't lie in your disclosure forms about what your money is actually being spent on.

Note that Michael Cohen was raided because of possible FEC violations -- they want to claim Cohen, by paying Stormy Daniels, was actually donating to Trump, beyond the legal limit -- and yet no one's raiding Perkins-Coie for fairly clear FEC violations.

Strange, that.

It seems some criminal referrals are treated by the Deep State as serious enough to violate attorney-client privilege and others are entirely ignored.


Loretta Lynch is being referred for reprisal against a whistleblower:

Lynch was referred after concerns were made regarding her decision to threaten with reprisal the former FBI informant, William Douglas Campbell, who first came forward in 2016 with insight into the sale of the Canadian firm Uranium One, which controlled nearly 20 percent of U.S. uranium mining interests in the United States, as previously reported.

McCabe's Handmaidens, Page and Strzok, are referred for possible "interference" in the Hillary investigations.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:33 PM




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1 Lock them up!

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at April 18, 2018 06:28 PM (Er9Tf)

2 Abolish the FBI.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 06:29 PM (EoRCO)

3 Screw unto me the little children.
sura 69:69

Posted by: jim comey at April 18, 2018 06:29 PM (VBKy9)

4 I'll shut down before she's locked up.

Posted by: Hillary's Liver at April 18, 2018 06:30 PM (JHwDP)

5 Comey is referred because he leaked four memos to his pal -- who now claims to be his lawyer, to invoke attorney-client privilege

Uh, you still don't get to leak shit, Counselor.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:30 PM (oVJmc)

6 Frog Marches?

We can have Frog Marches?

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2018 06:31 PM (kXgKD)

7 Flaming skulls for everybody!

make mine a double

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 06:31 PM (xGMkv)

8 First plus seven

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:32 PM (bUjCl)

9 Wut? This is awesome!!

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 06:32 PM (Z48ZB)

10 Lacking candor.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 06:32 PM (zZKt9)

11 Hot dog! Time to warm up the flaming skull machine!

Posted by: Polish pilgrim at April 18, 2018 06:32 PM (YMwXk)

12 Sadly, I'm sure that Wray promptly filed these referrals in the round receptacle or the burn bag.

Criminal stuff is only for Republicans, don'tchaknow.

Posted by: Vanceone at April 18, 2018 06:32 PM (A9Gmy)

13 Ahem.....

Posted by: Winston Wolfe at April 18, 2018 06:32 PM (wYseH)

14 Anyone watching Trump and Abe?....Abe had some very kind words for Trump...

Posted by: KWDreaming at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (Z1I24)

15
Can we please start calling McCabe former Acting Director of the FBI, or, at least call McCabe former #2 at the FBI?


Because That's What He Was.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (VwqM3)

16 8 First plus seven
Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:32 PM (bUjCl)



In the time it took you to type that you could have been 7th!!!!!

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (+lOpA)

17 We can have Frog Marches?

I'd settle for office raids and leaks at this point. Them's the new rules, yes?

Posted by: no good deed at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (eIQHF)

18 Sure thing! We're gonna get right on this!
said the DOJ...never.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (0tfLf)

19 what does this all mean ??????

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (bUjCl)

20 I haven't seen this much USC reference in a legal matter since Reggie Bush.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (zZKt9)

21 Latest from Home and Garden Network: House Hunters Non-extradition Countries

Our first couple, Peter and Lisa, are D.C. professionals looking to get away from it all and start fresh ...

Posted by: It would be true if it could be true at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (9X60i)

22
Japo-Merican Alliance is forming.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (VwqM3)

23 Well since they broke the color line with Lynch, what about Obama and Holder?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (4ZE6o)

24 Now I want to see prosecutions and perp walks. The hillster would look good in orange.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable russian bot! at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (0OmEj)

25 How would Cohen paying off Donald's whore be a 'campaign contribution?' Especially since it likely ultimately came from Trump's bank account?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (oVJmc)

26
Better yet, a Judo-Japo-Merican Alliance is forming.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (VwqM3)

27
Judeo.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (VwqM3)

28
I mean really, WTF?

Posted by: Dinesh D'souza at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (r+sAi)

29 In the time it took you to type that you could have been 7th!!!!!
Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (+lOpA)

don't tell me what to do ten plus one !

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (bUjCl)

30 Whose turn is it to go judge shopping this week?

Posted by: Bill R. at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (IuYIh)

31 19 what does this all mean ??????
Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (bUjCl)



You could have been 7th!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (+lOpA)

32 TESS spacecraft launching in less than 10 minutes.

NASA TV
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

SpaceX webcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY-0uBIYYKk

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (sdi6R)

33 22 Japo-Merican Alliance is forming.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM



I'm good with that. We fought those guys in '45...would hate to have to do it again.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (0tfLf)

34
Lois Lerner just called and said LOLOLOLOL'erskates!

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (VwqM3)

35 Hillary Clinton is referred because of FEC violations -- she and the DNC claimed they were only paying Perkins-Coie for legal expenses


Fuck that shit. I want criminal charges for the homebrew server, the skirting of FOIA regulations, and all of the mishandling of classified documents at 5 years a pop for 32,000 emails.

FEC is weak sauce bull shit that will be pled down to nothing

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (6bmev)

36 Don't believe the meal will ever be served, but it smells good in the cooking.

Posted by: George LeS at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (/ki+X)

37 Oh, thank goodness, Ace. But it didn't even get a flaming clown boner.
At this point I'd take a flaming s'mores marshmallow.

Posted by: RI Red - Bandana Republican at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (ZG9gR)

38 >>Hillary Clinton is referred because of FEC violations



Is her money laundering scheme through DNC state-level offices included?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (W+vEI)

39 You could have been 7th!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 06:34 PM (+lOpA)

stop yelling, twelve minus one

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (bUjCl)

40 This sounds like good news. You never know nowadays though.

Posted by: f'd1M.1.3.7 at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (UdKB7)

41 Is it ok to be kinda pissed off that this is the weakest wateriest shit that any of that pack of criminals could be referred for? This want/settle for/get spectrum is unsatisfying.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM (y87Qq)

42 Hillary Clinton is referred because of FEC violations -- she and the DNC claimed they were only paying Perkins-Coie for legal expenses, though we now know a large amount of the money paid to Perkins-Coie was then paid to Fusion GPS not for legal expenses but for oppo research. FEC rules say you can't lie in your disclosure forms about what your money is actually being spent on.

Note that Michael Cohen was raided because of possible FEC violations -- they want to claim Cohen, by paying Stormy Daniels, was actually donating to Trump, beyond the legal limit -- and yet no one's raiding Perkins-Coie for fairly clear FEC violations.


I bet people will try to equate these but they are different. Cohen was Donald Trump's attorney- Cohen did not represent the Trump campaign or the RNC, and presumably was paid by Donald Trump- not from campaign money. Perkins Coie, though, worked for the Clinton campaign and the DNC and presumably was paid by the Clinton Campaign organization- not Hillary Clinton. Different issues entirely and much different disclosure requirements.

Maybe this is obvious, but i bet the MFM gets it wrong.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM (Z48ZB)

43 And the FEC has been a Dem-owned terrorist org for a long time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM (oVJmc)

44
McCabe's Handmaidens. heh. photo shop of them in a red dress to the white courtesy phone please.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM (r+sAi)

45 When does the Sargent Major of arms of the Congress arrest them? Oh Ya, I forgot. This means nothing

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM (6Ll1u)

46 I sure wish any of this actually meant something.

DC is too hopelessly corrupt for any actual justice for those on the Leftist machine.

But if it did, that would be historic.

We could call it a "one-fer".



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM (UsCnO)

47 Does anybody have any input as to why Drudge appears to have hired sessions for his front page?

There's so much he could do to fight back against this ridiculous witch hunt.

I dont give a fuck about coooba right now.

I want to make sure that the president that I voted for and finally gives me a voice stays in his duly elected position what the f*** is going on

Posted by: Dimebag Forever at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (aR6C/)

48
They said if I vote for Trump the FBI will start acting like the Nazi Gestapo. They were right.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (VwqM3)

49 i have a theory, this means... absolutely nothing; won't do anything nor go anywhere

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (bUjCl)

50 I was 7th once.

In the third grade gunny sack race. I was teamed with Charlie Slipinshitz. We'd of made 6th if he hadn't been such an uncoordinated clod.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (0tfLf)

51 Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (sdi6R)

Yeoman's work, rickl. TYVM.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (y87Qq)

52 The US attorneys in Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Mississippi will have full plates this year.

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (Pqytn)

53 >>Lois Lerner just called and said LOLOLOLOL'erskates!

Quick, call her back and tell her Holder isn't running the DOJ any longer.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (/tuJf)

54 JackStraw, show yourself!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (oMtOd)

55 There you are, Jack! Woo hoo!

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2018 06:38 PM (oMtOd)

56
Quick, call her back and tell her Holder isn't running the DOJ any longer.


Oh dear. This is too easy, mate.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:38 PM (VwqM3)

57 60th

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 06:38 PM (+lOpA)

58 Damn, those folks are going to hate being held in contempt of Congress.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 18, 2018 06:38 PM (ks6bw)

59 Criminal referral is an odd sort of press release.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 18, 2018 06:38 PM (V1D0R)

60
My dear chum, NO ONE is running the DOJ today.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:39 PM (VwqM3)

61 Now lets see if the DOJ has the stones to actually do anything.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 06:39 PM (SRarZ)

62 I got dibs.

Posted by: Hillarys Slippery Bathtub Fungus at April 18, 2018 06:39 PM (551JO)

63 I refer to them all as criminals.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (+lOpA)

64 why is Brennan not on that list ?? hmm?

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (bUjCl)

65 Gee! Congress! An already corrupt DOJ!

I do not know WHY I was so pessimistic!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (G8hDY)

66 abolish the FBI? well at least prosecute those that participated in the Trump/Russia scam, and covered up (participated in) Hillary Crimes, in order to keep Trump the Swamp Drainer from cleaning up their crime syndicate.

and somehow, despite Trump's win ... they are still actively involved in the coup, on the taxpayer "dime" (dime = $100 million).

Posted by: illiniwek at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (bT8Z4)

67 59 Criminal referral is an odd sort of press release.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 18, 2018 06:38 PM (V1D0R)

I thought that was called backing a Democrat for Congress.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (zZKt9)

68 Do whatever you want. I'm making some serious book on this Starbucks dust up. I'll be here watching...and laughing.

Posted by: Eric Holder at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (r9UYA)

69 46 I sure wish any of this actually meant something.

DC is too hopelessly corrupt for any actual justice for those on the Leftist machine.

But if it did, that would be historic.

We could call it a "one-fer".


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM



I remember back in the day when people would leave Moscow and as soon as the airplane left Soviet airspace, the people onboard would cheer.

Why is it like that now with DC?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (0tfLf)

70 Now lets see if the DOJ has the stones to actually do anything.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 06:39 PM (SRarZ)

==========================
John Huber just checked and sez they're both where they ought to be.

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (Pqytn)

71 SpaceX webcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY-0uBIYYKk
Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (sdi6R)

Thanks for the heads up! I love watching these.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 18, 2018 06:41 PM (MX7xj)

72 I count four more special inquisitors there.

Let the raiding of the lawyers office begin and bankrupt all the others that have any contact with the the traitors.

Not right but fair and just.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 18, 2018 06:41 PM (pw+jk)

73
Rest assured, I'm on it!

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at April 18, 2018 06:41 PM (VwqM3)

74 Accordingly, we refer to the foxes those other foxes whom we believe raided the henhouse and killed our chickens for possible violations of the laws against trespassing, burglary, and theft.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 06:42 PM (NWiLs)

75
I'm totes a Republican!

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at April 18, 2018 06:42 PM (VwqM3)

76 Physical removal > criminal referral

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (NWiLs)

77
I'm a conservative Republican in the mold of Reagan!

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (VwqM3)

78 So if Russia was mentioned in any way by any of these people, can Sessions do anything?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (ks6bw)

79 Why is it like that now with DC?



Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (0tfLf)

===========================
Because that's where the money is.

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (Pqytn)

80 HAHAHAHA Fish on. Fish on. Trump doesn't even have to land the Korean tuna. He just needs to hook the beast, and put the fish in play, then play the thing to a pathway to be boated. The media will be talking about stale 15 year old whores and the real journalists will be laughing at the phony Nobel Peace Prize snub.

Winning

Posted by: redenzo at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (14qvS)

81 Now lets see if the DOJ has the stones to actually do anything.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 18, 2018 06:39 PM (SRarZ)
-----------

It all has to start somewhere. I'm just glad it's starting.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (oMtOd)

82 A list of all the people that have committed crimes would be like showing one of those 2,000 page bills stacked up, and would empty half of Congress at least.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (6Ll1u)

83 >>There you are, Jack! Woo hoo!

Not a bad start, eh?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (/tuJf)

84 abolish the FBI? well at least prosecute those that participated in the Trump/Russia scam, ***


Posted by: illiniwek at April 18, 2018 06:40 PM (bT8Z4)

Or we could just give them a Top Prize!

Posted by: Pulitzercommittee at April 18, 2018 06:44 PM (Z48ZB)

85 They said if I vote for Trump the FBI will start acting like the Nazi Gestapo. They were right.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at April 18, 2018 06:37 PM (VwqM3)


Stasi, pretty sure they said

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 18, 2018 06:44 PM (V1D0R)

86 It's criminal that Trumps payoff is considered a campaign contribution. That's tortured logic.

Posted by: Max Power at April 18, 2018 06:44 PM (q177U)

87 REPORT: Attorney for CNN and NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Hannity...The dirty dirty hillary pal judge?

Posted by: dagny at April 18, 2018 06:44 PM (CAKgV)

88
btw, gotta love the Republicans midterm election year agenda. Nothing!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 06:44 PM (VwqM3)

89 I'm abjectly sorry for this!

Posted by: Servile Schulz, CEO Starbums at April 18, 2018 06:45 PM (Ndje9)

90 >>It's criminal that Trumps payoff is considered a campaign contribution. That's tortured logic.


Meanwhile, Lisa Bloom arranged payoff's for Trump accusers - by Hillary PACs.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2018 06:45 PM (W+vEI)

91 MECO

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 06:46 PM (y87Qq)

92
Sweet. Time for an adult beverage.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 18, 2018 06:46 PM (LOgQ4)

93 staging

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 06:46 PM (y87Qq)

94
Tops on the gop agenda this year:
--Babies in the Senate
--Issuing Unconstitutional Idiotic Edicts to the president of the United States

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 18, 2018 06:46 PM (VwqM3)

95 FBI got too powerful over the years, that's for sure, out of control.

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2018 06:46 PM (bUjCl)

96 Didn't Someone used to be in charge of Law Enforcement? It's like one long episode of Eureka....

Posted by: kraken at April 18, 2018 06:46 PM (zSVEm)

97 My wine is especially tasty tonight. The first casting of the net will just leave more room for scooping up actors like Mills and Abedin.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 06:47 PM (+Y4s3)

98 REPORT: Attorney for CNN and NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Hannity

I'd like to know how CNN gets standing to overturn attorney/client privacy.

And I'd like to know what can be done to them for pure revenge.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:47 PM (oVJmc)

99 " Is it ok to be kinda pissed off that this is the weakest wateriest shit that any of that pack of criminals could be referred for? This want/settle for/get spectrum is unsatisfying."

Yes, that is how I feel, and that would be my guess as to why we see no flaming skulls. Although I am glad to see any action at all. It will be interesting to see over the next few days, the reactions of all the stakeholders, and to analyze why the referrals did not reach for more. I'm sure there was a lot of debate about this.

Overall, somewhat hopeful but still cynical. Also interesting to see if the GOPe first team, Graham, McCain, etc. have half the enthusiasm for this as they do for trying to thwart Trump and threatening him not to interfere with a partisan, discredited investigation by people who hate him.










Posted by: RM at April 18, 2018 06:48 PM (U3LtS)

100 Maybe this is obvious, but i bet the MFM gets it wrong.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2018 06:36 PM (Z48ZB)

That is an important distinction. It won't even occur to them though since private businessmen aren't career politicians and therefore shouldn't be running in the first place.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at April 18, 2018 06:48 PM (rnXGe)

101 this does make the benefit of having a handy dandy list that the non insane can consult when dealing with insane liberals and insane reporters saying trump is bad gimme muh impeachizzle.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 06:48 PM (Kuhyt)

102 REPORT: Attorney for CNN and NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Hannity



I'm sure it didn't take much to convince her.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 06:48 PM (2DOZq)

103 So if Russia was mentioned in any way by any of these people, can Sessions do anything?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (ks6bw)

Ummmmm....Yes.

He will have to turn over all of his findings to Herr Mueller.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 18, 2018 06:48 PM (EoRCO)

104 Yeah, I want Perkins - Coie raided, and all of their files in a "searchable database" ... maybe we could all crowdsource it, like they did with Sarah Palin's emails.


Also, as long as I'm wishing for the fucking moon, I want that Giant Military Parade that PDT was talking up to be an excuse for surrounding DC with loyal troops and getting the mass arrests started.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 18, 2018 06:49 PM (Mbmmf)

105 nominal things are nominalling nominally


in spaaaaace

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 06:49 PM (y87Qq)

106 Meanwhile, Lisa Bloom arranged payoff's for Trump accusers - by Hillary PACs.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2018 06:45 PM (W+vEI)
----------

I'm old enough to remember Betsey Wright proclaiming she was in charge of "bimbo erruptions" for Bill Clinton's campaign. My oh my, how things have changed.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2018 06:49 PM (oMtOd)

107 Note that Michael Cohen was raided because of possible FEC violations -- they want to claim Cohen, by paying Stormy Daniels, was actually donating to Trump, beyond the legal limit -- and yet no one's raiding Perkins-Coie for fairly clear FEC violations."


----impeach Kimba Boobas.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 06:49 PM (Kuhyt)

108 >>And I'd like to know what can be done to them for pure revenge.

Pay even less attention to them.

In the first quarter of 2018, CNN didn't have a single show in the top 20 on cable. Not one.

CNN is a joke and should be treated as such. They are wrong on everything and everything they touch eventually blows up in their faces.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 06:49 PM (/tuJf)

109 This news gives me a righteous vengeance boner.

But, I'm keeping my expectations low.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 18, 2018 06:50 PM (8iiMU)

110 ... fer the bess nites sleep in da while wild world... la la de dah...
*zzznyglykxxxxz*

Posted by: Snooze Button Sessions at April 18, 2018 06:50 PM (HgMAr)

111 92
Sweet. Time for an adult beverage.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 18, 2018 06:46 PM



This!
I'm gong with a simple Texas-based whiskey. Not my go to, but I'm feeling adventurous.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2018 06:50 PM (0tfLf)

112 Watching the launch, amazing you can see this live and fly along with the rocket

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 06:50 PM (aC6Sd)

113 Uh, you still don't get to leak shit, Counselor.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:30 PM (oVJmc)

Yeah. And Comey already talked about the substance of their conversations, so the privilege is blown.

Posted by: Pulitzercommittee at April 18, 2018 06:50 PM (Z48ZB)

114 Note that Michael Cohen was raided because of possible FEC violations -- they want to claim Cohen, by paying Stormy Daniels, was actually donating to Trump, beyond the legal limit -- and yet no one's raiding Perkins-Coie for fairly clear FEC violations."

that Perkins hasn't been raided by SWAT teams while their extended families were held at gun point shows that the GOP is full of ghey cucks who openly masterbate to poop pr0n.

what weak willed sissy ass cux shizz this gay earth has become and "the most powerful nation in the world dun dun dunnnn" is too weak to fight back against monstrous political opponents.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 06:50 PM (Kuhyt)

115 CNN censoring its role in revealing Hannity as a Cohen client. See the sock. H/T Insty.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2018 06:51 PM (VBKy9)

116 And The Nobel Peace Prize goes to... Robert Mueller. Please clap.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 06:51 PM (6Ll1u)

117 This is congress version of The Aristocrats.

Now over to you AG Jeff Ses...,err, Rod Roesentein.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 18, 2018 06:51 PM (UfMVm)

118 98 REPORT: Attorney for CNN and NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Hannity

I'd like to know how CNN gets standing to overturn attorney/client privacy.


--
That judge needs to be disbarred at the very least.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2018 06:51 PM (6bmev)

119 Trump was a married celebrity and would have theoretically paid off Stormy Daniels whether he was running for President or not.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 06:51 PM (2DOZq)

120 And when I say "mass arrests", I'm thinking along the lines of 10th of August ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 18, 2018 06:51 PM (Mbmmf)

121 Rosenstein's ass is in a sling, too. The referral also included anyone involved in signing or presenting the dossier warrant to the FISA. Ct.

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 06:52 PM (ZG9gR)

122 Again, thank you, Jack, for your steady and unwavering drumbeat of encouragement. You are owed many glasses of Valu Rite.

Posted by: Clifford Skridlow at April 18, 2018 06:52 PM (C1NyB)

123 98 REPORT: Attorney for CNN and NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Hannity

I'd like to know how CNN gets standing to overturn attorney/client privacy.

And I'd like to know what can be done to them for pure revenge.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:47 PM (oVJmc)



Gosh I wonder why people here have absolutely no faith in the Justice system and expect all these corrupt pieces of shit to skate free.

Posted by: buzzion at April 18, 2018 06:52 PM (lKs2v)

124 CNN censoring its role in revealing Hannity as a Cohen client. See the sock. H/T Insty."

---great, how will bleary eyed travelers and nursing home patients ever know the truth?

oh right, the conservative world actually says these things out loud.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 06:52 PM (Kuhyt)

125 Anyone (rickl) know when they started livestreaming the first stage landings?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 06:52 PM (y87Qq)

126 Trials, then public death by hanging.

Leave the corpses up for the vultures.

These people pissed on the graves of everyone who died for this country. And on all of us.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (BfOXk)

127 Posted by: It would be true if it could be true at April 18, 2018 06:33 PM (9X60i)

slightly OT from your comment but I used to love watching House Hunters. But after about 6 months of these young people bitching and moaning because the house wasn't perfect I tuned out. I wanted to throw something at the TV.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (dUJdY)

128 Shep participated in a sack race. Although in those days it was called a circle jerk.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (KxbBq)

129 119 Trump was a married celebrity and would have theoretically paid off Stormy Daniels whether he was running for President or not."

yeah, well it became a crime when he colluded to become a successful GOP candidate in the first degree and violated the Logan Act by failing to cux on demand.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (Kuhyt)

130 >>Is it ok to be kinda pissed off that this is the weakest wateriest shit that any of that pack of criminals could be referred for? This want/settle for/get spectrum is unsatisfying.

Sure, if this was all there was. It's not. This is just an opening salvo by people who are only entitled to a fraction of the information that has been gathered.

Do you think it's a bit odd that Loretta Lynch is being referred for criminal investigation on a charge over Uranium One, something I've been told right here on this very blog wasn't even being investigated?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (/tuJf)

131 REPORT: Attorney for CNN and NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Hannity

I'd like to know how CNN gets standing to overturn attorney/client privacy.

And I'd like to know what can be done to them for pure revenge.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:47 PM (oVJmc)

the media's attorneys always show up at these things and argue for vast disclosures - 1st amendment, blah blah, public right to know, blah blah.

Posted by: Pulitzercommittee at April 18, 2018 06:54 PM (Z48ZB)

132 I would love to think that all of these people are going to jail. Sadly, none of them will.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 18, 2018 06:54 PM (XOB5a)

133 Did we miss Sessions recusing himself from anything to do with this?

Posted by: RM at April 18, 2018 06:54 PM (U3LtS)

134 Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 06:43 PM (/tuJf)
+++++
http://bit.ly/2HaI2Fj
+++++
http://bit.ly/2HaI2Fj
+++++
Part 1 Under Fire & his ilk before
Part 2 Under Fire & his Ilk after

Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 18, 2018 06:54 PM (y3aQB)

135 I talked about Jessica Chastian becomign a fucking hot smoke show tit boob girl in Molly's Game. The feds fucking fucked her over hard for daring to take a rake at a poker game at which a mobster may have played.

That the GOP can't do this to fucking traitors is telling.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 06:55 PM (Kuhyt)

136 Sara Carter should be getting that Pulitzer the WaPo and NYT got.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 18, 2018 06:55 PM (BfOXk)

137 I can see some law offices being raided soon.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at April 18, 2018 06:55 PM (nQHw/)

138 Apparently the CNN attorney is named Robert Balin.

I think we need to raid his office, and look for a cozy relationship with Kimba Wood.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 06:55 PM (oVJmc)

139 Hopin' that JackStraw is right here boss !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 18, 2018 06:55 PM (Mbmmf)

140 The economy is roaring, the Norks are folding, the Mullahs are fading, China is bending, ISIS is done--and the Cockroach Coup is getting sprayed with RAID.

It's Morning in America.

Posted by: Servile Schulz, CEO Starbums at April 18, 2018 06:55 PM (Ndje9)

141 Squeeze! Squeeze! Squeeze! all the morning long; I squeezed that sperm
till I myself almost melted into it; I squeezed that sperm till a
strange sort of insanity came over me, and I found myself unwittingly
squeezing my co-laborers' hands in it, mistaking their hands for the
gentle globules.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Jim Comey, Esq. at April 18, 2018 06:56 PM (bJ0w+)

142 We've been referring to HvPS as a criminal since she stumbled out of Arkansas.

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2018 06:56 PM (FhXTo)

143 Sara Carter should be getting a knighthood or a congressional medal of awesomeness.

Posted by: dagny at April 18, 2018 06:56 PM (CAKgV)

144 Do you think it's a bit odd that Loretta Lynch is being referred for criminal investigation on a charge over Uranium One, something I've been told right here on this very blog wasn't even being investigated?

Is Hillary?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2018 06:56 PM (6bmev)

145 Heck, Jewells, that's how I reacted to those shows.

Here in deporableville, their budget didn't sound like a budget to me, except in fantasyland. And they were so spoiled.

Plus they all said the same things. Couldn't watch it anymore!

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 06:57 PM (xGMkv)

146
Nice view of the SpaceX launch from the front yard of Casa Backwardio.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 06:57 PM (GdWl+)

147 Looks like a good orbital insertion and first stage landing. Now there will be about a 40 minute coast phase before the second stage relights to send TESS into a highly elliptical orbit (about 200 x 270,000 km).

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 06:57 PM (sdi6R)

148 some would say that Trump won the presidency when he, off the cuff in a very stable genius way, told hillary she'd "be in jail." if she pulled that crap if he was president.

and yet, here we are.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 06:57 PM (Kuhyt)

149 So it's just first FISA warrant affidavit they're talking about, right? If it were for the renewals as well, guess who else would have to be included.


Rosenstein.


At some point, somebody will explain if, why, and how Rosie's signature on the last affidavit does not by implication taint him with the violations involved in the initial one, and the two prior renewals.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 18, 2018 06:58 PM (QDnY+)

150 There. Will. Be. Indictments. And. Jail. For. Big. Fish.

There. I said it. Take note of the date.
I also said it in the last thread and wagered $1.78.
No takers, yet.

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 06:58 PM (ZG9gR)

151 Everybody that reads this site owes JackStraw a Thank You. He read all the material, watched all the hearings and stood strong against all the naysayers.

Doing the homework counts for everything.

Thank You, JackStraw.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 06:58 PM (+Y4s3)

152 slightly OT from your comment but I used to love watching House Hunters. But after about 6 months of these young people bitching and moaning because the house wasn't perfect I tuned out. I wanted to throw something at the TV.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (dUJdY)

I heard that program is totally staged. They look at two houses that they have no intention of buying (sometimes a friend's house) and one that they're already buying or have already bought. Usually the one that's empty. And yeah, those couples are annoying.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 18, 2018 06:58 PM (MX7xj)

153 I talked about Jessica Chastian becomign a fucking hot smoke show tit boob girl in Molly's Game. The feds fucking fucked her over hard for daring to take a rake at a poker game at which a mobster may have played. "

OT, but I watched this last night and it is a good movie worth a look see.

Posted by: RM at April 18, 2018 06:59 PM (U3LtS)

154 Any Democrats join in making this referral from 'Congress' ? Who are the Congressional lawmakers who made the referral?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 06:59 PM (2DOZq)

155 If the GOP had a Speaker that wanted to remain speaker he might propose popular legislation. That either passes, makes Dems look bad for voting against, or both.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2018 06:59 PM (jHrzU)

156 I heard that program is totally staged. They look at two houses that they have no intention of buying (sometimes a friend's house) and one that they're already buying or have already bought. Usually the one that's empty. And yeah, those couples are annoying.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at April




heard the same. stupid show.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 06:59 PM (MTjB1)

157 >>Under Fire & his Ilk

Posted by: DeploraBOT

I have an Ilk? How cool is that??

Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 06:59 PM (r9UYA)

158 Do you think it's a bit odd that Loretta Lynch is
being referred for criminal investigation on a charge over Uranium One,
something I've been told right here on this very blog wasn't even being
investigated?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (/tuJf)

No, not at all, since people like you had reported the investigation was reopened. You were actually looking at what was available.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Free Sonobi With Purchase of Grumbling Gadgets at the Outrage Outlet! at April 18, 2018 07:00 PM (0QYMt)

159 146
Nice view of the SpaceX launch from the front yard of Casa Backwardio.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 06:57 PM (GdWl+)


Very cool!

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 07:00 PM (sdi6R)

160 he might propose popular legislation"

one would propose popular legislation...but "our" popular ideas are "controversial" and "embarrassing" and contrary to who the left thinks we are...

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:00 PM (Kuhyt)

161 Sure, if this was all there was. It's not. This is just an opening salvo by people who are only entitled to a fraction of the information that has been gathered.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM (/tuJf)


Can they at least get popped for this stuff and spend the rest of their lives being shuttled back and forth from federal prison to stand trial for the big stuff? I am impatient for them to start sleeping on foam mats in the same room as their sink/toilets. That is a thing I want for them very much.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 07:00 PM (y87Qq)

Posted by: Bank of Nigerian Royalty at April 18, 2018 07:01 PM (JyFLk)

163 This referral is the weakest of weak tea.

And I am sure the DoJ will get right on it.

Posted by: blaster at April 18, 2018 07:01 PM (jHrzU)

164 150 There. Will. Be. Indictments. And. Jail. For. Big. Fish.

There. I said it. Take note of the date.
I also said it in the last thread and wagered $1.78.
No takers, yet.
Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 06:58 PM (ZG9gR)

I take that bet.

Ill wager Lois Lerners retirement.

Posted by: Golfman - still with no apostrophes at April 18, 2018 07:01 PM (qWe6s)

165 Since I got willowed I'll try again, I haven't been around much lately because I have a new girlfriend. It's possible by the way, I didn't quit and feel sorry for myself. She is 6'1" and matches perfectly with my 6'4". Giving up is the worst thing ever, and I'm proof.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:01 PM (6Ll1u)

166 You are more than welcome Ben. It's been fun and the best part is we are just getting started.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:01 PM (/tuJf)

167 >>Very cool!

Posted by: rickl

Yes! Thanks for the links.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 07:02 PM (r9UYA)

168 the front yard of Casa Backwardio.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 06:57 PM (GdWl+)


So... the back yard then?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 07:02 PM (y87Qq)

169
Japo-Merican Alliance is forming.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo


Nippo-American, to be fussy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 18, 2018 07:02 PM (SkW7C)

170 Trump was a married celebrity and would have theoretically paid off Stormy Daniels whether he was running for President or not.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 06:51 PM


These payoffs from a multi-multi-millionaire? The lint in my side pocket. Of which I have plenty.

You don't pay women to have sex, you pay them to go home and shut up. Some of them -- the good ones -- do, some of them expect more money. They're not so good.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 18, 2018 07:02 PM (LOgQ4)

171

Is this announcement good?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:03 PM (GdWl+)

172 >>Ill wager Lois Lerners retirement.

I'll see your Lerner retirement and raise you a Brennan.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 07:03 PM (r9UYA)

173 You don't pay women to have sex, you pay them to go home and shut up. Some of them -- the good ones -- do, some of them expect more money. They're not so good."

---there was probably an arrangement, "take care of things, and then bill me, I don't need to know"

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:03 PM (Kuhyt)

174 So, I kinda like this whole "criminal referral" theater. It's my kind of show and, who knows! Maybe Beauregard will deign to act, after his nap.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, never liked coyotes at April 18, 2018 07:03 PM (XlbwU)

175 'She is 6'1" '

Check the hands

Posted by: f'd1M.1.3.7v2 at April 18, 2018 07:04 PM (UdKB7)

176 Rosenstein will get right on this referral.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:04 PM (LnOh3)

177 I like International House Hunters, where all the male gay couples are moving to Puerto Vallarta.

Posted by: wth at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (HgMAr)

178 I get the feeling right as I get my hopes up they will get crushed by lack of anything happening.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (aC6Sd)

179 Did I miss something with all the congratulating?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (2DOZq)

180

So... the back yard then?

Well, yeah, technically. I suppose.

Didn't get to see what they call the "boostback" engine burn this time, since it was landing on the ship.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (GdWl+)

181
164 150 There. Will. Be. Indictments. And. Jail. For. Big. Fish.

There. I said it. Take note of the date.
I also said it in the last thread and wagered $1.78.
No takers, yet.
Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 06:58 PM (ZG9gR)

I take that bet.

Ill wager Lois Lerners retirement.
Posted by: Golfman - still with no apostrophes at April 18, 2018 07:01 PM (qWe6s)

Golfman, my Man! You are willing to put money/mouth. I like that!
You are on.

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (ZG9gR)

182 tangent on campaign finances I would contribute to a group fund to track down who is funding Victor Mitchell to run for governor in CO. He has donated or loaned depending on reading 3 million to his own campaign and now there is a PAC "Coloradans for Victor Mitchell" I really have a bad gut feeling that he is a scam candidate being backed by lefties. And then we have Walker Stapleton who has very unfortunate resemblance to his cousin Jeb, just a weak looking face. I hope BTH's guy Greg Lopez can catch fire.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (eASYU)

183 Lois Lerner's civil suits are not over yet, and that pension is filling a lot of lawyers pockets.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (+Y4s3)

184 I don't think leaking something classified to your attorney protects you via attorney client privilege.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 07:06 PM (CiRJp)

185 I like International House Hunters, where all the male gay couples are moving to Puerto Vallarta.
Posted by: wth at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (HgMAr)

It's funny, the gay couples are usually OK with the houses for the most part. It's the young hetero couples that are so whiny. I bet I haven't sat through an entire episode in five years.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 18, 2018 07:06 PM (MX7xj)

186 Prepare for an FBI raid on eleven members of Congress.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:07 PM (LnOh3)

187 Congressional committees referring a former AG and a former presidential candidate/Sec. of State/first lady for criminal charges happens every other day. No one in Congress thinks anything politically about such referrals. They would never make sure that the referrals would be acted upon if made because those people - that former AG and the other - are not important people so it is of no concern to them if the DoJ would ignore that.

I am also certain that the president would see this as a complete nothing burger and tell the DoJ to do what it wants with those referrals, certainly he would not care. Nope, not at all. No one in DC would.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Free Sonobi With Purchase of Grumbling Gadgets at the Outrage Outlet! at April 18, 2018 07:08 PM (0QYMt)

188 Any thoughts on whether Strzok, Page, Baker, Priestap, Ohr, etc have been given total (vs. partial) immunity?

If they skate, the payoff had better be some very big fish indeed.

Posted by: mainly spoons at April 18, 2018 07:08 PM (v6UKb)

189 I think McCabe is going down but until there is a minimum bipartisan acknowledgment of these other allegations, he may be the only one of the big fish. I hope not .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 07:08 PM (2DOZq)

190 I'll see your Lerner retirement and raise you a Brennan.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 07:03 PM (r9UYA)

Now, we're talking!
Indictments/jail for the win. I nominate JackStraw to be official arbiter.

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 07:08 PM (ZG9gR)

191 I don't see any mention of a referral for Strzok and Page conspiring to illegally influence a FISA judge.

Posted by: girldog at April 18, 2018 07:09 PM (g5YYQ)

192 Nice clutch of deplorables in need of enhanced interrogation.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 18, 2018 07:09 PM (M/hAK)

193 " Did I miss something with all the congratulating"

It's a little premature for the bjs. Stick around.

Posted by: f'd1M.1.3.7v2Gen7 at April 18, 2018 07:09 PM (UdKB7)

194 Prepare for an FBI raid on eleven members of Congress."

that may be too obvious, even for the deep state.

remember, the clinton crime family didn't kill Paula Jones, that'd be too obvious, the just killed her lawyer or her co-plaintiff. allegedly.

*knock knock"

oh. there's someone at the door, I'll be right back.

and I'm dead.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 18, 2018 07:09 PM (Kuhyt)

195 Have we started the fire?

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:09 PM (4+5ym)

196 I want A Few Good Men type scene in a televised courtroom trial where Hillary screams I AM THE GODDAMN GOVERNMENT from the witness stand.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 18, 2018 07:10 PM (4ErVI)

197 Any thoughts on whether Strzok, Page, Baker, Priestap, Ohr, etc have been given total (vs. partial) immunity?

That would have to come from Sessions Rosenstein, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2018 07:10 PM (oVJmc)

198 165 Since I got willowed I'll try again, I haven't been around much lately because I have a new girlfriend. It's possible by the way, I didn't quit and feel sorry for myself. She is 6'1" and matches perfectly with my 6'4". Giving up is the worst thing ever, and I'm proof.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:01 PM (6Ll1u)

Good for you! For those of us who aren't 6'4" or even 6'1" our odds are vanishingly small.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 07:10 PM (NWiLs)

199

Y'all refresh my memory if you'd be so kind: which congresscretin issued a warning to PDT to the effect of, "The FBI can get you seven ways to Sunday?"

Because he needs to be on that list too, for giving the bat-signal.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:10 PM (GdWl+)

200 >>Any thoughts on whether Strzok, Page, Baker, Priestap, Ohr, etc have been given total (vs. partial) immunity?

Priestap appears to be ok, he may actually be an innocent in all of this. The rest are getting limited leniency at best.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:11 PM (/tuJf)

201 Such an abounding, affectionate, friendly, loving feeling did this
avocation beget; that at last I was continually squeezing their hands,
and looking up into their eyes sentimentally, as much as to say,- Oh! my
dear fellow beings, why should we longer cherish any social acerbities,
or know the slightest ill humor or envy!

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Jim Comey, Esq. at April 18, 2018 07:11 PM (bJ0w+)

202 I like International House Hunters, where all the male gay couples are moving to Puerto Vallarta.
Posted by: wth at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (HgMAr)

It's funny, the gay couples are usually OK with the houses for the most part. It's the young hetero couples that are so whiny. I bet I haven't sat through an entire episode in five years.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 18, 2018 07:06 PM

I always laugh at some of the homes in Europe. Oh, here's a nice I bedroom 1 bath 400Sq ft. loft for only $600,000!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 07:11 PM (CiRJp)

203 If we did start the fire, how fast will Hillary combust?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 18, 2018 07:12 PM (M/hAK)

204 I'm invoking the Winston Wolf rule here.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2018 07:12 PM (NWiLs)

205 I think McCabe is going down but until there is a minimum bipartisan acknowledgment of these other allegations, he may be the only one of the big fish. I hope not .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


He's not a big fish.
Obama, Holder, Hillary, Jarret. THOSE are big fish.
Holder for Fast & Furious.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2018 07:13 PM (6bmev)

206 'how fast will Hillary combust?'

Like a can of Sterno.

Posted by: f'd1M.1.3.7v2Gen7MarkV at April 18, 2018 07:13 PM (UdKB7)

207 If we did start the fire, how fast will Hillary combust?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 18, 2018 07:12 PM

No she only melts if you pour water on her.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 07:13 PM (CiRJp)

208 I always laugh at some of the homes in Europe. Oh, here's a nice I bedroom 1 bath 400Sq ft. loft for only $600,000!
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 07:11 PM (CiRJp)


Those are metric dollars, though. They spin the other way because Europe's in the southern hemisphere.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 07:13 PM (y87Qq)

209 > If we did start the fire, how fast will Hillary combust?
Posted by: Anna Puma

Burn the Witch!

Posted by: Hambone at April 18, 2018 07:13 PM (/uYLX)

210 @188


Some have carefully looked over the statements coming from DOJ and Congress, and believe that reading between the lines suggests that Strzok and Page (along with others) are cooperating with the investigators.

Given that McCabe apparently tried to throw Page under the boss after ordering her to leak, I can't say I'm surprised about her specifically.

Posted by: junior at April 18, 2018 07:13 PM (umy56)

211 199 that was fcuk you Shroomer, i believe

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 07:14 PM (xGMkv)

212 I want A Few Good Men type scene in a televised courtroom trial where Hillary screams I AM THE GODDAMN GOVERNMENT from the witness stand.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis

L'Etat c'est Moi!
*hic*
Huma, I sharted again!

Posted by: Queen Hill I at April 18, 2018 07:14 PM (9Hjhc)

213 I want A Few Good Men type scene in a televised courtroom trial where Hillary screams I AM THE GODDAMN GOVERNMENT from the witness stand.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 18, 2018 07:10 PM (4ErVI)
............

complete with googly eyes. Then coughs and spits a glob into her water glass.

Posted by: wth at April 18, 2018 07:14 PM (HgMAr)

214 If we did start the fire, how fast will Hillary combust?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 18, 2018 07:12 PM

I am thinking of a good parody song to "We didn't start the fire"...

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 18, 2018 07:14 PM (CiRJp)

215 Backwards Boy, That was Schumer.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:14 PM (+Y4s3)

216 Everybody that reads this site owes JackStraw a Thank You. He read all the material, watched all the hearings and stood strong against all the naysayers.

Let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet. He certainly has been at least partially vindicated, but ultimately nothing may come of this. No one would like better than I, then if Jack Straw receives Ace's coveted Moron Achievement Award but that day may still be a ways off.

Posted by: Max Power at April 18, 2018 07:14 PM (q177U)

217 I like House Hunters in CA. 28 year old mid level marketing guy and his self employed knick knack seller wife only have a budget of 750k. Can go to 800k if necessary.

WTF?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 07:15 PM (2DOZq)

218 Lois Lerner's civil suits are not over yet, and that pension is filling a lot of lawyers pockets.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (+Y4s3)

What civil suits? I thought government employees were protected from civil suits.

Posted by: girldog at April 18, 2018 07:15 PM (g5YYQ)

219 I'm sure it's been said upstream , but just in case:

"Gentlemen, let's not start sucking each others ... just yet!"

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:15 PM (n9EOP)

220 But what about the Bollards? Are they going to skate?

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2018 07:16 PM (FhXTo)

221 rickb, I have to disagree. The once Acting Head of the FBI, second in command going to jail? That's almost a record-keeper.
But I think it'll go higher than that. And I'll bet another $1.78.
Damn IRS. That's all I have left.

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 07:16 PM (ZG9gR)

222 Day number I've-lost-count of Strozk and Page being unbelievably quiet.

Weird, huh?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 07:16 PM (cke+b)

223 >>Day number I've-lost-count of Strozk and Page being unbelievably quiet.

>>Weird, huh?

Not in the least.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:17 PM (/tuJf)

224 so the FBI has gone rogue and we have a constitutional crisis?

Never mind that, noscript on chrome has changed its behavior on certain websites. Coincidence? I doubt it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 18, 2018 07:17 PM (roQNm)

225 How is the DOJ coming along with that contempt of Congress charge against holder and the Hillary email server guy? Oh. I guess they'll get to these referrals as soon as they are finished with those contempt charges, then.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 18, 2018 07:17 PM (wdmm9)

226 Some things that never get followed up on.

The couple that caused the Bakery to go out of business- Have pulled their children out of school and rarely go out due to continuing death threats. No, they didn't win either.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (+Y4s3)

227 Noose time yet?

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (LnOh3)

228 Again, thank you, Jack, for your steady and unwavering drumbeat of encouragement. You are owed many glasses of Valu Rite.

Posted by: Clifford Skridlow at April 18, 2018 06:52 PM (C1NyB)

============
Hell I'll take on a hobo hunt in sunny SoCal. It is easy pickens and you get your limit everyday. and are back my noon,

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (pw+jk)

229 I want to see Yates go down...but I believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (r9UYA)

230 And why would spit-polish squeaky clean McCabe need a defense fund?

Weird, huh?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (cke+b)

231 "I restore vintage crayon sharpeners. My husband compulsively eats hair."
"Our budget is four point five million dollars."

Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (y87Qq)

232 I'm surprised I haven't heard of either Strozk or Page getting a divorce. They're both married right?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (2DOZq)

233 Lois Lerner's civil suits are not over yet, and that pension is filling a lot of lawyers pockets.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:05 PM (+Y4s3)


BH, I do so hope you are right, but I thought LL was sipping margaritas by the pool during all of this!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:19 PM (n9EOP)

234 Everybody that reads this site owes JackStraw a Thank You. He read
all the material, watched all the hearings and stood strong against all
the naysayers.

---

I appreciate JackStraw giving us the specifics, but it's worth noting that when it's all over and nothing happens to anyone of consequence, everyone who has repeatedly said "nothing is going to happen to anyone of consequence" will have been every bit as right, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:19 PM (LV5XU)

235 >>227 Noose time yet?

#twolololol

Posted by: Under Fire at April 18, 2018 07:19 PM (r9UYA)

236 As always, We'll See™.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at April 18, 2018 07:19 PM (lLeln)

237 No they aren't Insomniac, just keep at it, there's way more people that are shorter than us, gives you a bigger pool to choose from. Don't give up, it will happen when you least expect it. Just know how to recognize it when you see it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:19 PM (6Ll1u)

238 You can read the referral letter here:

https://tinyurl.com/ycxg5ohp

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 07:20 PM (xGMkv)

239 What's up with the offical government picture of Peter Strozk looking nothing like the guy who testified?

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:20 PM (4+5ym)

240 girldog, she is no longer a government employee.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:20 PM (+Y4s3)

241

Shuck Fumer. Thanks, that's who I thought it was.

What did he know and when did he know it? It seems clear he knew something or he'd never have spoken about it in the first place, IMO.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (GdWl+)

242 But I'll need a ruling from The Arbiter. JackStraw, is a former Attorney General (of the female, black persuasion) a bigger fish than an Acting Head of the FBI?

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (ZG9gR)

243 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 18, 2018 07:17 PM (wdmm9)

We'll have to get back to you on that!

Posted by: Awan IT Services LLC at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (n9EOP)

244 So what's the highest position we can hope to see actual jail time for?

Assistant deputy to the deputy director under the assistant deputy director?

How high until nothing happens?

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (LV5XU)

245 The couple that caused the Bakery to go out of business- Have pulled their children out of school and rarely go out due to continuing death threats. No, they didn't win either.
Posted by: Ben Had



Play stupid games, when stupid prizes.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (6bmev)

246 I'm going to laugh and laugh when the military tribunals, civilian tribunals, and G5s all fire up.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (4+5ym)

247 JackStraw, I'd like to thank you for your input on things related to these investigations.


I don't know anything about how these things work, so I appreciate the insights and perspectives you offer.

Posted by: girldog at April 18, 2018 07:22 PM (g5YYQ)

248 I'm surprised I haven't heard of either Strozk or Page getting a divorce. They're both married right?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM (2DOZq)
.........

Page is already divorced... from her upper lip.

Posted by: wth at April 18, 2018 07:22 PM (HgMAr)

249 Why we fight:

LINK: https://youtu.be/WtGrp5MbzAI

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2018 07:22 PM (Pqytn)

250 >>that Perkins hasn't been raided by SWAT teams while their extended families were held at gun point shows that the GOP is full of ghey cucks who openly masterbate to poop pr0n.



That would be like raiding the deathstar, as their clients include: Hillary, DNC, OFA, FusionGPS, Crowdstrike, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and....Soros (all his various organizations).

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2018 07:22 PM (W+vEI)

251 Come; let us squeeze hands all round; nay, let us all squeeze ourselves
into each other; let us squeeze ourselves universally into the very milk
and sperm of kindness.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Jim Comey, Esq. at April 18, 2018 07:22 PM (bJ0w+)

252
Nice clutch of deplorables in need of enhanced interrogation.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 18, 2018 07:09 PM (M/hAK)







We might even ask questions....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 18, 2018 07:22 PM (eXA4G)

253 Remember the story of Jack and the Beanstalk where Jack's mom thought he was an idiot for trading the cow for magic beans? That was a good story.

Posted by: f'd1M.1.3.7v2Gen7MarkV X 2 at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (UdKB7)

254 Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (GdWl+)

Schumer is at least knee deep in this stuff!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (n9EOP)

255 I'm gonna laugh when the helicopters fire up.

Inshallah.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (89T5c)

256 245 The couple that caused the Bakery to go out of business- Have pulled their children out of school and rarely go out due to continuing death threats. No, they didn't win either.
Posted by: Ben Had



Play stupid games, when stupid prizes.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2018 07:21 PM (6bmev)

It's not Kuru!

Posted by: Hillary at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (4+5ym)

257 @19: "what does this all mean ??????"


Look... why take a chance? At least, that's the way I feel about it.

Posted by: Remo Gaggi at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (rznWS)

258 Whats the over/under on Trump solving Korea?

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (LnOh3)

259 @104 - sock rat eez

So, the ol' Red Storm Rising gambit.

I'll allow it.

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 07:24 PM (ZCD4H)

260
I'm surprised I haven't heard of either Strozk or Page getting a divorce. They're both married right?

Nor have I heard about them violating any FBI rules against fraternization with a fellow agent.

They have those, right?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:24 PM (GdWl+)

261 Whats the over/under on Trump solving Korea?

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (LnOh3)


---

Heck, has any other president ever even gotten the Norks to come to the table?

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:24 PM (LV5XU)

262 girldog, she is no longer a government employee.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:20 PM (+Y4s3)


No, but she was when she was targeting conservatives. So she would have immunity from prosecution for the things she did as a government employee.

Posted by: girldog at April 18, 2018 07:24 PM (g5YYQ)

263 That Mulroney story of her being systematically abused by her scumbag doctor for years starting age age fills me with both sadness for her and rage at how many girls who are at this moment still being abused in music, athletics, movies, and so on. Saying "metoo" and putting a ribbon on means nothing. This has to be stopped, violently if necessary.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2018 07:24 PM (39g3+)

264 I've placed a pudding order.

One has to be prepared.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (cke+b)

265 >>But I'll need a ruling from The Arbiter. JackStraw, is a former Attorney General (of the female, black persuasion) a bigger fish than an Acting Head of the FBI?

Given that she was his bosses boss, I'd say yes.

But why is everyone ignoring the former Secretary of State and former Democrat nominee for President of the United States? Or the former Director of the FBI?

Did anyone actually read the referral?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (/tuJf)

266 "Seal with knife a concern on Hawaii beach"

Thanks Drudge! What would we do without you?

Posted by: Chris M at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (6XZdO)

267 Christopher Steele has a criminal referral on/against him right now. Since Jan 6.

Where is he?

Posted by: Golfman - still with no apostrophes at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (qWe6s)

268 What's up with the offical government picture of Peter Strozk looking nothing like the guy who testified?

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:20 PM (4+5ym)
............

The DNC provides body doubles for all loyal fellow travelers, for various reasons.
*thud*

Posted by: hILLRY o O at April 18, 2018 07:26 PM (HgMAr)

269 I hear Trump is firing up the AC130 gunships and targeting the the Hoover building, Chappaqua and Soros compound.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:26 PM (LnOh3)

270 Comey is falling flatter than a pancake on his country wide "love me" tour.

His ego got the best of him...again.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 18, 2018 07:26 PM (U+nHb)

271 'How high until nothing happens?'

My feeling based on the first OIG report iis that upper-level FBI, including McCabe and Comey, are both going to be indicted.

I'm wondering if the criminal reach will extend into the Obama DOJ (NSD), State, and elsewhere.

In realistic terms, more than anything I'd like to see Brennan go down.

Hillary, Obama, Jarrett--sure, but not happening.

Posted by: mainly spoons at April 18, 2018 07:26 PM (v6UKb)

272 Second engine burn about to start:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY-0uBIYYKk

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 07:26 PM (sdi6R)

273 But why is everyone ignoring the former Secretary of
State and former Democrat nominee for President of the United States?
Or the former Director of the FBI?



Did anyone actually read the referral?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (/tuJf)


---

I thought we already agreed that nothing would happen to Hillary because that's not how we do things, and if anything did happen to her she'd be pardoned immediately.

You know, like me.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:26 PM (LV5XU)

274 Oops, wrong thread:

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses space colonization, asteroid mining, manufacturing, and other future-forward operations:

https://tinyurl.com/y76oc297

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 18, 2018 07:26 PM (qJtVm)

275 Heck, has any other president ever even gotten the Norks to come to the table?

Not since Eisenhower, my guess.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (39g3+)

276

Whats the over/under on Trump solving Korea?


Pretty decent, again IMHO. I wonder if he has any business dealings with anyone in China? If he does, that'd be the reason why I say that.

PDT would know people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (GdWl+)

277 I always laugh at some of the homes in Europe. Oh, here's a nice I bedroom 1 bath 400Sq ft. loft for only $600,000!



That's a 4000 square foot house here in Ohio.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (dKiJG)

278 I want criminal charges for the homebrew server, the skirting of FOIA regulations, and all of the mishandling of classified documents at 5 years a pop for 32,000 emails.

FEC is weak sauce bull shit that will be pled down to nothing
Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2018 06:35 PM (6bmev)


Didn't Comey give her and her gang immunity for all that stuff?

Posted by: girldog at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (g5YYQ)

279
Skulls are reserved for convictions. Up until then, it's just VRWC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (7ThJ3)

280 Is that obstruction of justice?

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (LnOh3)

281 258 Whats the over/under on Trump solving Korea?
Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (LnOh3

I'm not saying that North Korea is nothing more but a country sized Hollywood studio run by psychopaths, but it's basically a Hollywood studio run by psychopaths.

Posted by: Monk at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (4+5ym)

282 Did anyone actually read the referral?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (/tuJf)


If you mean the link Ace posted I did.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (F0aU4)

283 "Seal with knife a concern on Hawaii beach"

How does it carry it? In it's teeth?

Posted by: f'd at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (UdKB7)

284 Posted by: jim comey at April 18, 2018 06:29 PM (VBKy9)

Gee, Comey's bad enough, sock Comey, without also suggesting without any evidence that he screwed children. I usually don't mind these little Scriptural games-some of them are rather funny, but misquoting Jesus about the treatment of children- which is a big deal-seems a bit much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2018 07:28 PM (tpDAe)

285 @95: "FBI got too powerful over the years, that's for sure, out of control."

The hell you say!

Posted by: Zombie Vicki Weaver at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (rznWS)

286 but it's basically a Hollywood studio run by psychopaths.

Posted by: Monk

So, every Hollywood studio then?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (9Hjhc)

287 "...owes Jack Straw a thank you."

I would say yes regardless of the outcome. Lot's of time and digging put into it.

Same with Christy Blinky for all her work on the Benghazi fiasco.

Posted by: teej at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (ZCD4H)

288 Could be an interesting May-June:
*NorK summit
*Iran deal scuttled
*China, Russia, Mexico all making deals (gee, I wonder if this guy knows anything about negotiation...)

Mueller better hope his hail-mary gets lucky.

Posted by: mainly spoons at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (v6UKb)

289 Second stage shutdown; now waiting for payload deploy in about four minutes.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (sdi6R)

290 Regardless, it's still pretty to watch. I know it will be mostly pointless and some people no one has ever heard of will have to go to court or get probation for six months until they get their book deals and start working for ABC, CBS, NBC, or NPR, but it's still nice to dream a little.

It feels sort of like when you're on a road trip and talk about what you'd do if you won the lottery.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (LV5XU)

291 238 I posted a link to the referral itself.

I enjoyed reading it immensely.

Posted by: booknlass at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (xGMkv)

292 PDT would know people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 18, 2018 07:27 PM (GdWl+)


Trump has a PRC insider on his cabinet initials E. C.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (n9EOP)

293 nood meg...

Posted by: Todler at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (LDxhw)

294 I always laugh at some of the homes in Europe. Oh, here's a nice I bedroom 1 bath 400Sq ft. loft for only $600,000!
--------

Probably has one of those lame little 'water heaters'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2018 07:29 PM (QxXRY)

295 I've been with Jack Straw on this from the get go. It is so easy to say this is the same old same old but the difference here is Donny Two Scoops and, believe it or not, Jeff Sessions. The other key is Admiral
Rogers. He pulled the curtain back at Oz.

Sessions is running this slow and thorough with trusted agents. Horowitz, Huber and othersbuilding a case for the courts, not like Mueller who's building a case for the MSM and maybe if things go right, impeachment.

Sessions holds a Royal Flush, Mueller has to bluff with a pair of twos, a three, a five, and the card that has the rules for gin rummy printed on it.

And he's already told Trump "Don't call my bluff".

Posted by: Minuteman at April 18, 2018 07:30 PM (gnhna)

296 Reading between the lines.

Assuming facts not in evidence.

Ignoring history.

Narrow focus.

Demeaning those who are skeptics.

Exhortations to be patient.




I call that all wishcasting.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2018 07:30 PM (xDf3o)

297 But why is everyone ignoring the former Secretary of State and former Democrat nominee for President of the United States? Or the former Director of the FBI?

Did anyone actually read the referral?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (/tuJf)

Why, yes. Yes, I did. And eventually it could go one step further. As I said below, Nixon resigned after Watergate.
I'm just trying to set realistic expectations. I only have so much available in increments of $1.78.
But Comey is definitely in the line of fire. And, if there is a God, so is Clinton.
I don't know that the Obama can ever be taken down.

Posted by: RI Red at April 18, 2018 07:30 PM (ZG9gR)

298 261 Whats the over/under on Trump solving Korea?

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:23 PM (LnOh3)


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Heck, has any other president ever even gotten the Norks to come to the table?
Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:24 PM (LV5XU)

There is talk that they will another end of the Korean War, we only signed a ceasefire agreement. And some South Korean's are saying that the DMZ will be restored.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 07:31 PM (dKiJG)

299 >>If you mean the link Ace posted I did.

No. The actual letter which is public domain and booknlass posted at #238.

Go read it. Look at the names. Don't rely on reporters to give you all the information.

Even the good ones are just reporters.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:31 PM (/tuJf)

300 "How does it carry it? In it's teeth?"

Drudge also provided a picture of the seal, with the knife in its teeth.

Posted by: Chris M at April 18, 2018 07:31 PM (6XZdO)

301 231 "I restore vintage crayon sharpeners. My husband compulsively eats hair."
"Our budget is four point five million dollars."
Posted by: hogmartin at April 18, 2018 07:18 PM

And then they buy a tiny, ancient house with pre-cracked masonry and open rafters.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 18, 2018 07:32 PM (/+bwe)

302 Mueller had to be chosen as SC because of Uranium One.

Posted by: MAGA at April 18, 2018 07:32 PM (LnOh3)

303 How many women are 6'1"? Not many, was I lucky? Damn right I was, but I picked up on the clues that this lady was liking me. And the rest is history. All is not lost, it can happen for anybody. So many people are looking for someone that they can spend time with, keep at it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:32 PM (6Ll1u)

304 slightly OT from your comment but I used to love watching House Hunters. But after about 6 months of these young people bitching and moaning because the house wasn't perfect I tuned out. I wanted to throw something at the TV.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 18, 2018 06:53 PM

Also OT: My favorites were the couples shopping for oceanfront homes in the Caribbean, with drop-dead views, every amenity, but they'd be nitpicking about something like "the linen closet's too small."

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at April 18, 2018 07:33 PM (2NqXo)

305 PDT finally did what none of the diplosuckers would never do. PDT is going to end this here and now and there isn't going to be a Nobel at the end of it because all the fuckwads have shown just how feckless they are.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 18, 2018 07:33 PM (+Y4s3)

306 people in hawaii, perhaps even judges, are concerned the seal may swallow the knife.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:33 PM (MTjB1)

307 There is talk that they will another end of the
Korean War, we only signed a ceasefire agreement. And some South
Korean's are saying that the DMZ will be restored.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 07:31 PM (dKiJG)


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Every single person in North and South Korea will be given a Nobel Peace Prize, and Trump will have a lawsuit filed against him for not having enough cross-dressers in the secret meeting with the CIA director.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:34 PM (LV5XU)

308 Spacecraft deploy! Hopefully we'll hear soon if the Falcon 9 put TESS into the correct orbit, but it's looking good so far.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 07:35 PM (sdi6R)

309 nobel prize schnobel prize. totally meaningless since they gave it to obama for nothing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:36 PM (MTjB1)

310 Heck, has any other president ever even gotten the Norks to come to the table?

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 18, 2018 07:24 PM (LV5XU)

The Norks have made many deals with us over the decades, they were always just lying the entire time and never fulfilling their end. Why would this time be any different?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at April 18, 2018 07:37 PM (rnXGe)

311 the nobel prize obama got was like denzel's oscar, the committee wanted to be the first committee to give one to a black pres.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:38 PM (MTjB1)

312 Everytime I read Loretta Lynch, I hear Loretta Lynn and have to take a beat to remind myself it is not the country singer. So annoying.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (F0aU4)

313 Who in their right mind believes that the NORKS say anything that is true?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 18, 2018 07:39 PM (6Ll1u)

314 Can a group of 11 democrats put together a referral and submit to the DOJ and call it a Criminal referral from Congress?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 18, 2018 07:40 PM (2DOZq)

315 Nood if anyone is interested!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at April 18, 2018 07:40 PM (n9EOP)

316 The SpaceX webcast has ended, but NASA TV is still going.

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Solar array deploy coming up momentarily.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2018 07:41 PM (sdi6R)

317 well, the interesting thing about the norks is that they are tight with the iranians. the iranians are a bigger problem than the norks, who are really only a problem on their peninsula.

doing a deal with the norks and splitting them from the mullahs would be big fucking deal.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:41 PM (MTjB1)

318 I wouldn't get too excited about this yet by the way. Its a referral, they usually respond but its up to the same guys who are deep staters. We'll see.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2018 07:42 PM (39g3+)

319 well, there is frequently a partisan angle on what doj does with a referral. doj under obama ignored everything even with good reason to follow through.

would not want some overtly partisan action but if there is good reason then there is a better than even chance sessions does something. maybe not much better than even.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2018 07:44 PM (MTjB1)

320 But why is everyone ignoring the former Secretary of State and former Democrat nominee for President of the United States? Or the former Director of the FBI?

Did anyone actually read the referral?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 18, 2018 07:25 PM (/tuJf)
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Cognitive Dissonance/Tourtettes Syndrome?




Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 18, 2018 07:48 PM (y3aQB)

321
The Norks have made many deals with us over the decades, they were always just lying the entire time and never fulfilling their end. Why would this time be any different?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at April 18, 2018 07:37 PM (rnXGe)

It won't be, but hopefully Donny Two Scoops can get something and the Chinese would love it because we would no longer need to be in Korea.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 18, 2018 07:52 PM (dKiJG)

322 This whole thing is huge, and it has the signature Clinton corruption stink on it from start to finish.

If the Clintons didn't make everything a criminal endeavor Obama and his minions could have just slunk off as the proprietors of another failed mostly corrupt Democrat administration. But Obama tied himself to the queen of corruption and turned his administration into one of COMPLETE corruption.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 18, 2018 07:53 PM (gnhna)

323 18 USC 242!!!

Posted by: An Observation at April 18, 2018 08:13 PM (KdlDE)

324 My schadenboner is harder than Thor's hammer.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at April 18, 2018 08:21 PM (SIVRK)

325 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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:::wipes tears from eyes:::

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Sean Manatee at April 18, 2018 08:44 PM (PbF8r)

326 This had better just be the opening act? there's plenty more waiting in the wings, much heavier crimes against humanity. John Brennan is a bad actor, don't trust that man.

Posted by: The Usual Suspect at April 18, 2018 08:48 PM (5NzRi)

327 I guess now we truly find out whether or not we can really trust Jeff Sessions as the AG. He's just been handed a clear opening to take some meaningful action in draining The Swamp.

I've had serious doubts about him at times, myself. But here, finally