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May the Fourth ONT be With You

So today is May the 4th, that glorious day when geeks, nerds and dwebs joyfully celebrate what they think is the greatest sci-fi franchise* of all time

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*They are wrong. Star Trek is in every way superior to Star Wars.

My Kind of Politics


Walter Lippmann on Calvin Coolidge:

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Or perhaps the words of Barry Goldwater resonate with you:

I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed'' before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents "interests,'' I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.

Precious little of any of that in politics these days. Sad!


Update From Room 101


Google Redefines The Word ‘Fascism’ To Smear Conservatives, Protect Liberal Rioters

Google defines fascism as, “an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.”

So now when people type the word into the world's most popular search engine, they will be informed that “a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.” (definition courtesy of Merriam-Webster) is now “right-wing”. SMDH

Stunning Photograph


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In 2013, U.S. Army Specialist Hilda Clayton was documenting Afghan soldiers training on mortars. She snapped this picture just as a round misfired in the tube. Tragically, the explosion killed both of the men in the photograph, along with Spc. Clayton and her Afghan counterpart. Spc. Clayton was the first combat photographer killed in Afghanistan. Rest In Peace, Soldier.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
-2 Timothy 4:7-8

Source

A Way With Words


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Headline of the Week

We have several possibilities:

Man Caught With A Hundred Stolen Cellphones At Coachella After Festivalgoers Activate 'Find My iPhone' App Don't, you know, turn them off after stealing them or anything.

How Rape Survivor Wed School Sweetheart and Built a Family After Having Hit Man Kill Her Abusive Dad Some people just need killing.

Inside the Insane Feud Between a Vegan Strip Club and the Steak House Next Door The vegan place sounds like a better strip club, but the steak strip club has, well, steak

And the winner is.....

Transgender woman who 'suffered a broken penis when her lover had a heart attack and DIED during sex' sues the man's wife for damages Yeah, I know Ace did a thread on it when it happened, but still, the headline can't be beat.


Smart Dog


And a better fisherman than I am, using bread for bait.


God Bless Americans


Texas. Tornado Alley. In the aftermath of a storm, a truck is overturned in flood waters. Inside the truck: A baby and a toddler, both drowning. What happens next will, well, if you know Americans like I know Americans, it won't astound you at all. Into the flood waters rush bystanders. White men. Black men. Hispanic men. American men. Working together with their bare hands they manage to pull the dying children from the wreckage, get them to solid ground and begin resuscitation procedures. Throughout, a woman on the bank prays fervently to Jesus for help in saving these children's lives.

And they did.


There's a news story with a link to the raw video here.


Sad Story


Hiker Vanishes, 2 Years Later Police Discover What Happened

Clickbait site, but it tells a compelling story. A woman, 66, fulfilling her lifelong dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. When her companion has to leave because of a family emergency, she decides to finish the last 200 miles solo. Sadly, she got off the trail and couldn't find her way back. She survived for several weeks, and it seems from the story that she did almost everything right, but unfortunately she succumbed to exposure and starvation.


The 1955 crash at Le Mans

Just How Horrifying Was The Worst Crash In Motorsports?

Pretty horrible. Anywhere from 80-130 people died as parts of the Mercedes car sliced through the crowd after a crash. To this day Mercedes won't race at Le Mans. Here's a newsreel about the event, including footage of the crash. You know how newscasters today preface every story with “Warning, this segment contains graphic footage which may be upsetting to some viewers”? Yeah, they didn't do that back then. Be warned

Stupid People


My experience of intimate partner violence, trapped in Turkey

“Intimate partner violence”. Smh. Self described “radical activist” type travels to Turkey for the cause, to help protest globalization and promote social justice and other stupid shit. Once she gets there, she finds out that the friendly man who lured her there wasn't going to be the love of her life. She wasn't riding off into some glorious brotherhood of progressive man and feminist woman sunset. No, what she had gotten herself into was a months long ordeal of drugs, alcohol, rape, abuse and torture as the “charming” man she thought she was going to see reverted to his cultural norm. The most mind boggling thing about the entire account is her absolute refusal to allow her actual experiences to overturn her Utopian ideology. I have no words (so I'll spare you my eloquence).


Our Best and Brightest


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Returning Soon to a $15 Minimum Wage Area Near You


Why Taco Bell Killed the Secret Machine That Makes 900 Tacos per Hour


Watch the short video at the link. If I'm eating as Taco Bell, the last thing I want in my tacos is “love”. I don't even trust places that advertize “secret sauce”.


Miscellaneous Links


This Guy Proposed To His Girlfriend Live On Camera At Fenway Park. She Said No. Hilarity Ensued. He should have stuck to yelling the N-word at opposing ballplayers.

The Eagles sue Hotel California They stab it with their legal briefs, but they just can't kill the beast.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by peak goth:

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The Yahoo Group thinks that she's probably just a fan of the Baltimore Ravens.

Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:59 PM




Comments

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1 Near the top!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 09:48 PM (0EKea)

2 Yeah baby!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 09:49 PM (0EKea)

3 3 some

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 09:49 PM (0EKea)

4 on the floor.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 09:49 PM (0EKea)

5 of a kind.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 09:49 PM (0EKea)

6 Yeah CB!

Posted by: lindarose at May 04, 2017 09:49 PM (kufk0)

7 Thirst!

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 09:49 PM (14lwR)

8 Sixpence.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 09:50 PM (0EKea)

9 *takes a bow*

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 09:50 PM (0EKea)

10 Choosing Gender; Forcing Gender; Fluidity of Gender

The focus this time: Gender is just like your opinion, man.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=13376

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2017 09:52 PM (vBeA5)

11 Erev tov lekholam!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 04, 2017 09:52 PM (e9G8E)

12 Q: What's brown and has holes in it?

A: Swiss shit

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 09:54 PM (GsAUU)

13 One slip, and down the hole you fall. It seems to take no time at all.

Posted by: Hope Solo at May 04, 2017 09:55 PM (vRcUp)

14 Clickbait site, but it tells a compelling story. A woman, 66, fulfilling her lifelong dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. When her companion has to leave because of a family emergency, she decides to finish the last 200 miles solo. Sadly, she got off the trail and couldn't find her way back. She survived for several weeks, and it seems from the story that she did almost everything right, but unfortunately she succumbed to exposure and starvation.


--I think the initial searches for her were on an episode of North Woods Law.

I'll have to check that out.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 09:55 PM (GsAUU)

15
Favourite Star Wars character= Ming The Merciless.

Posted by: otho at May 04, 2017 09:55 PM (lmIoG)

16 Willowed from the last thread, with minor gramer upgrades.

AoSHQ is an amazing community of self-selected individuals. Ace and the Horde kept my sanity for the last 10 years. This blog is like a Paris Salon without the armpit hair. Very mind expanding. And funny in many different ways.

Thank you, one and all, well except for Moo-Moo and Bill Wynn.


And good night. A very busy day tomorrow, and sleep beckons.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 04, 2017 09:56 PM (u82oZ)

17 Why can't National Geographic show stuff like this *all* the time?

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 09:56 PM (GsAUU)

18
I!

See!

Three!

Misquotes!!!

Posted by: Professor X at May 04, 2017 09:56 PM (6Hrsu)

19 I'm not really either a Star Trek or Star Wars nerd.

I was crazy about "Lost in Space" when I was a kid, though. I was about the same age as Will.

Posted by: rickl at May 04, 2017 09:57 PM (sdi6R)

20 How did Goths go from being bad asses who brought down the Roman Empire to sad, weird kids who write bad poetry?

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 09:57 PM (ANIFC)

21 A student wearing a Stormtrooper mask and costume from the movie "Star Wars" prompted an evacuation at Ashwaubenon High School Thursday morning, May 4th.
Officials say a concerned parent called police after seeing someone walk into the school with unusual clothing.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at May 04, 2017 09:58 PM (e8kgV)

22 I saw that peak Goth earlier today, thought it was a stuffed bird. Too big to be a crow.

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 09:58 PM (14lwR)

23 >>>*They are wrong. Star Trek is in every way superior to Star Wars.<<<




Little "Ani" (fuck, even Jar Jar) is greater than Wesley.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 04, 2017 09:58 PM (6Hrsu)

24 That poster is so brilliantly wrong that it's hilarious. Nails-on-the-chalkboard hilarious.

Posted by: t-bird at May 04, 2017 09:59 PM (9Q5BJ)

25 >>>*They are wrong. Star Trek is in every way superior to Star Wars.


TNG isn't Star Trek. It's a cheap knockoff.

Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at May 04, 2017 09:59 PM (vRcUp)

26 Yo.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 04, 2017 09:59 PM (UpGcq)

27 Google Redefines The Word 'Fascism' To Smear Conservatives, Protect Liberal Rioters
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This meshes nicely with the school which has eliminated all books.

These assholes are committed to disassembling western society bit by bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 09:59 PM (OdK9v)

28 This Guy Proposed To His Girlfriend Live On Camera At Fenway Park. She Said No. Hilarity Ensued. He should have stuck to yelling the N-word at opposing ballplayers.

This is why you never EVER propose in front of a public audience.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 10:01 PM (0mRoj)

29 I saw a video the other day of Brent Spiner (Data) doing Patrick Stewart imitations at some Con.. it was hilarious..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 04, 2017 10:01 PM (UpGcq)

30 Who had better fur? Shatner or Mayhew?

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at May 04, 2017 10:01 PM (GF1EL)

31 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.

Posted by: John McCain at May 04, 2017 10:01 PM (DpOmP)

32 In before tomorrow's Early Morning Thread!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 04, 2017 10:01 PM (v5iqM)

33
Anywhere from 80-130 people died...

Why is there not an exact number?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 10:01 PM (IqV8l)

34
Some Examples Of Why I Completely Stopped Reading "News" Headlines:

Health care bill 'shameful,' 'harmful,' medical groups say
Ivanka Trump Wrote a Painfully Oblivious Book for Basically No One
Donald Trump says he's a big fan of history. But he doesn't seem to trust historians.
A man who is tragically unfit to be president
George Will: Trump disabled by inability to think, speak clearly


Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at May 04, 2017 10:02 PM (6sBpp)

35 24 That poster is so brilliantly wrong that it's hilarious. Nails-on-the-chalkboard hilarious.
Posted by: t-bird at May 04, 2017 09:59 PM (9Q5BJ)

--Reminds me of Michael Scott in "The Convention":



[after stopping by a table where Jerome Bettis is sitting]

Dwight: Why do they call him The Bus?

Michael: Because he's afraid to fly.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:02 PM (GsAUU)

36 19 I'm not really either a Star Trek or Star Wars nerd.



I was a nerd for Erin Gray in Buck Rogers

Posted by: phreshone at May 04, 2017 10:03 PM (DpOmP)

37 27
This meshes nicely with the school which has eliminated all books.

These assholes are committed to disassembling western society bit by bit.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 09:59 PM (OdK9v)


Anybody who has books about the history and achievements of Western Civilization needs to start thinking about how to preserve them for future generations.

If either the hard Left or the Muslims take over, they will be targeted for destruction.

Posted by: rickl at May 04, 2017 10:03 PM (sdi6R)

38 Top 20?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at May 04, 2017 10:03 PM (nDcc3)

39 I wish Trump could be made to read about and "really get" Coolidge.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 04, 2017 10:03 PM (C06tc)

40 Bill didn't have to travel all the way to Switzerland if he wanted to sample the greatest scatological scents ever produced.

Posted by: EPA at May 04, 2017 10:04 PM (vRcUp)

41 Slapweasel must have taken the night off...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 04, 2017 10:04 PM (66CWr)

42 Who cudda seen this coming?

Caitlyn Jenner's book about going from Bruce Jenner, Olympic athlete to Caitlyn Jenner, trans heroine, has not rung up big sales in book stores. On amazon, "The Secrets of My Life" is stalled at number 296. The Kindle version is at 487.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:04 PM (Nwg0u)

43 13 A momentary lapse of reason
binds a life to a life.

Posted by: booknlass at May 04, 2017 10:04 PM (8mO0Q)

44 Pair of breasts wants Trump to pay for her therapy.

http://tinyurl.com/m45dzdk

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 10:04 PM (ANIFC)

45 Oh, look, WD is a "Space European Union" fan.

I think most SF franchises have *something* to be said for them, but also have major failings, like Star Trek's unexplored socialism (and episodic resets), Stargate's episodic resets and slow progress, Farscape's "a little too far outside the box" thinking, and of course Star Wars has George Lucas.

Interestingly SW has the largest and wildest "expanded universe." Both SW and ST have an expanded universe that's more interesting than the original.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:05 PM (wB8Tg)

46
Anybody who has books about the history and achievements of Western Civilization needs to start thinking about how to preserve them for future generations.

If either the hard Left or the Muslims take over, they will be targeted for destruction.
Posted by: rickl at May 04, 2017 10:03 PM


People will have to memorize them as in Fahrenheit 451.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 10:05 PM (IqV8l)

47 Made Twitchy again today.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (vBeA5)

48 36 19 I'm not really either a Star Trek or Star Wars nerd.



I was a nerd for Erin Gray in Buck Rogers
Posted by: phreshone at May 04, 2017 10:03 PM (DpOmP)

I got to meet her at a comic con a few years ago. Still one of the highlights of my life.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (ANIFC)

49 Don't, you know, turn them off after stealing them or anything

Won't do fuck-all.
The RF chips are still active.

You can be tracked all the same.

*I thought everyfuckingbody knew this.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (GgzGa)

50 Anywhere from 80-130 people died...

Why is there not an exact number?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr
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IIRC - there were a number of factors. A number of the injured were driven off from the track by bystanders to seek care and, as such, were not counted by responders as injured or dead. Also, some of the bodies were so badly torn up that it was impossible to determine if they were one, two, three(etc.) people or some other number.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (tr2D7)

51
The "Alien" series.

Posted by: otho at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (lmIoG)

52 36 19 I'm not really either a Star Trek or Star Wars nerd.



I was a nerd for Erin Gray in Buck Rogers
Posted by: phreshone at May 04, 2017 10:03 PM (DpOmP)

>>>>>>>>>>

My first ever crush. Man she was/still is hot. The Space Vampire episode where she tried to seduce Buck, and those sheer body suits.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (GF1EL)

53 John Williams composed the Star Wars soundtrack.

He also (as Johnny Williams) composed the theme song for Gilligan's Island.

Something to consider the next time you contemplate Ginger vs. Mary Anne.

Posted by: Moron News YOU Can Use at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

54 >>>Clickbait site, but it tells a compelling story. A woman, 66, fulfilling
her lifelong dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. When her companion
has to leave because of a family emergency, she decides to finish the
last 200 miles solo. Sadly, she got off the trail and couldn't find her
way back. She survived for several weeks, and it seems from the story
that she did almost everything right, but unfortunately she succumbed to
exposure and starvation.<<<





The Appalachian Trail can be deadly.




(just ask my career as governor)

Posted by: Mark Sanford at May 04, 2017 10:07 PM (6Hrsu)

55 This blog is like a Paris Salon without the armpit hair. Very mind expanding. And funny in many different ways.

Actually I finally figured this joint out. It's the 21st century equivalent of old American taverns around the time of the Revolution. Got some folks discussing the crops, a game of chess over in the corner, talk about food and booze and the new model musket...and politics.

Taverns were where the Revolution was truly born, never let 'em tell ya otherwise.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 04, 2017 10:07 PM (66CWr)

56 Interestingly SW has the largest and wildest "expanded universe." Both SW and ST have an expanded universe that's more interesting than the original.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:05 PM (wB8Tg)

Star Wars does hold the world record for books in a franchise, close to 1,000 IIRC.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 10:07 PM (ANIFC)

57 [Dragged from the previous post]

I'm learning how to read again - dead tree that is.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess (T) at May 04, 2017 08:46 PM (tHwdc)


Abso-fvcking-lutely.

And this from someone who loves his Kindle and the 100s of books I have available at a touch of a finger.

[by the way, ever go back to Hanover? They have doubled down on SJW bullshit. They will probably succeed in destroying the fraternity system, and with it about 50% of their donations]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2017 10:08 PM (rF0hx)

58 Goth Raven Girl is now a meme where another subway rider pictured (a sleeping girl with a pizza) meets Goth Raven Girl and everyone happily shares pizza.

Hey, at least it's not another angry meme.

Ravens make great pets if you have a little patience, and if it's legal where you are. Smartest birds (all corvids), and unlike parrots and macaws you can actually have conversations (though it's like talking to a very small child).

Mind you there's the bird crap.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:08 PM (wB8Tg)

59 Deeply depressed by work today. I'm the only person in my (7500 employee) company who does what I do and I'm damn good at it but more often than not I get treated like a kitchen utensil, taken out of the drawer when needed, tossed back in when finished and not thought about otherwise.

I would be nuts to expect to be thanked for anything but I'm damn tired of being an errand boy for all the piddly-ass stuff and having my tools taken away while the company pays a premium to have outside people do the same thing.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 10:08 PM (4HbHy)

60 Star Trek is in every way superior to Star Wars.

Oh, way to nuke the ONT right from the top, WD!

Ginger and Mary Ann!

I'll be back in about a week, after I peruse all that content!

Posted by: mindful webworker - non cha lant lee at May 04, 2017 10:09 PM (hGZJP)

61 I think most SF franchises have *something* to be said for them, but also have major failings, like Star Trek's unexplored socialism (and episodic resets)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:05 PM (wB8Tg)


This is why DS9 was the best Trek.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy5jAixHhSA

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2017 10:09 PM (vBeA5)

62 I *knew* that strip club article was in Portland. It's well known for having lot of good strip clubs.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 04, 2017 10:10 PM (17QyB)

63 With the toddler video, le mans crash, and picture of soldier dying, this was a heavy ONT. Still appreciate it though- thank you!

Posted by: BacktoGA at May 04, 2017 10:10 PM (/22Vh)

64 How did Goths go from being bad asses who brought down the Roman Empire to sad, weird kids who write bad poetry?

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 09:57 PM (ANIFC)

The medievals named an architectural style (one that emphasized light!) after the tribe; the Romantics decided that places built in that style were the perfect setting for creepy, dark, and weird stories; and ~200 years later, people who like the creepy, dark, and weird decided to claim that name for themselves.
So basically, the whole thing is Byron's fault.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at May 04, 2017 10:10 PM (saTNN)

65 I'm a late Star Trek fan...like the last 5 years. I watch then whenever I can...I've seen each episode from TOS to Voyager at least 5 or more times each.


Was never really a Star Wars fan...I saw some of them but that was it. Just didn't get into them.

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 10:10 PM (Enq6K)

66 Star Trek. The Motion Picture was a horrible, horrible crashing bore.

Star Wars, A New Hope was kick ass fun.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:10 PM (EX4Wr)

67 When will billg@microsoft.com visit The Barrel in search of olfactory adventures?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 04, 2017 10:10 PM (DMUuz)

68 Mercedes still races at Le Mans. They have a pretty good record too, at least when their cars are not flipping over on the Mulsanne Straight.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at May 04, 2017 10:10 PM (MCEs2)

69 Why is there not an exact number?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot
----------

I thought it was 85. It's possible that all deaths were not immediate, and perhaps not directly attributed.

Actually, Mercedes withdrew from *all* racing until the mid-90's.

As I have mentioned a couple of times, it's interesting that AMG/Mercedes is running ads with vintage racing footage...but not *that* one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 10:11 PM (OdK9v)

70 **looks at bottom pic**

Oh, shit, they're remaking The Crow.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 04, 2017 10:11 PM (6Hrsu)

71
Ravens make great pets if you have a little patience, and if it's legal where you are. Smartest birds (all corvids), and unlike parrots and macaws you can actually have conversations (though it's like talking to a very small child).

Mind you there's the bird crap.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:08 PM (wB8Tg)

Charles Dickens owned a pet Raven, Grip (which inspired Poe's "The Raven"). He's stuffed & on display at the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 10:11 PM (ANIFC)

72 "Star Trek is in every way superior to Star Wars."

Probably, but it still ain't good sci-fi. Neither is Star Wars.

Verteron particles and midichlorians. 'Nuff said about them both.

A better franchise would be the Downbelow Station universe by C. J. Cherryh. It's actually science fiction instead of spaceships and wizards.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 04, 2017 10:11 PM (c1VpD)

73 Cinco de Mayo = Americans drinking Margaritas because the Mexicans beat the French in some sort of battle.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2017 10:11 PM (Xzxjs)

74 >>>Or perhaps the words of Barry Goldwater resonate with you:

I almost want to cry. We rejected him for ... that other guy. Maybe we deserve what we've gotten ever since. I understand why people are so stupid now, but how can they have been so stupid then?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 10:11 PM (vRcUp)

75 Peak Goth is awesome.

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2017 10:13 PM (P0Sw/)

76 [by the way, ever go back to Hanover? They have
doubled down on SJW bullshit. They will probably succeed in destroying
the fraternity system, and with it about 50% of their donations]


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2017 10:08 PM (rF0hx)

Did you see the survey they just did and found that liberals were the most intolerant? Someone here wrote a post on it...was that you?

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 10:13 PM (Enq6K)

77 >>>*They are wrong. Star Trek is in every way superior to Star Wars.

They are both crap, and can go suck my sonic screwdriver.

Posted by: Tom Baker at May 04, 2017 10:13 PM (vRcUp)

78 they're remaking The Crow

Seriously? I liked the original.

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 10:13 PM (14lwR)

79 Mind you there's the bird crap.
Posted by: Merovign


...and the mites, and chlamydiosis, and histoplasmosis ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 10:14 PM (GgzGa)

80 She said no.

Total burn.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 04, 2017 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

81 WeirdDave,

While I agree that Star Trek is superior to Star Wars, it is not in all ways.

Google can go (see Urban Dictionary) themselves.

Sad, but stunningly timed picture of the two soldiers and photographer killed by the mortar failure.

I can't believe the idiots didn't stop the race after the crash killed so many in the stand. Some people and their priorities.

Trapped in Turkey. Another liberal retard.

Bill Gates- are you kidding me Bill?

Good job on the ONT WeirdDave.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 04, 2017 10:14 PM (v3DL/)

82 56 Interestingly SW has the largest and wildest "expanded universe." Both SW and ST have an expanded universe that's more interesting than the original.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:05 PM (wB8Tg)

Star Wars does hold the world record for books in a franchise, close to 1,000 IIRC.
Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 10:07 PM (ANIFC)


A lot of them are absolute garbage, although a few are very good. The ones with Grand Admiral Thrawn were good. You're best off considering the author playing in that playground.

Same with the Star Trek books, too, FWIW.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 04, 2017 10:14 PM (17QyB)

83
The best Star Wars is still The Holiday Special

Posted by: otho at May 04, 2017 10:14 PM (lmIoG)

84 You can be tracked all the same.

*I thought everyfuckingbody knew this.
Posted by: weft cut-loop
-----------

I would say 'are tracked', because it is true.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 10:15 PM (OdK9v)

85 The lady died in a Navy SERE school area. It was so dense that even with classes and experts crawling all over it, she could not be found.

Heard they hounded the shit out her husband, assuming he did something.

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 10:15 PM (zZb/S)

86 Wait.

Mexicans celebrate defeating the French?

That's stupid.

You can't celebrate defeating the French.

They are self-defeating.

Defeat is one of the Mother Sauces.

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2017 10:16 PM (P0Sw/)

87 This is why DS9 was the best Trek.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy5jAixHhSA

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2017 10:09 PM (vBeA5)

That's the only one I just can't watch...the acting seems horrible to me. I've tried twice and....meh. (We've discussed this before here).

I think it was Merovign that told me to skip the first 2 seasons because it gets better. Haven't done that yet.

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 10:16 PM (Enq6K)

88 Someone here wrote a post on it...was that you?

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 10:13 PM (Enq6K)

We all could have.

I got yelled at by a drunken expat in a London pub in January. My crime? I didn't worship her queen...Hillary Clinton.

I had the temerity to have a different opinion. How dare I!

Fucking jack-booted thugs.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2017 10:16 PM (rF0hx)

89 83
The best Star Wars is still The Holiday Special
Posted by: otho at May 04, 2017 10:14 PM (lmIoG)

The RiffTrax is one of the best - and on sale for May The 4th!

http://www.rifftrax.com/the-star-wars-holiday-special

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 10:17 PM (ANIFC)

90 22 I saw that peak Goth earlier today, thought it was a stuffed bird. Too big to be a crow.
Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 09:58 PM (14lwR)

Quoth the Raven.....

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:17 PM (NXsWM)

91 authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization

Right of Stalin.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 04, 2017 10:17 PM (P/kVC)

92
>>>Or perhaps the words of Barry Goldwater resonate with you:

I almost want to cry. We rejected him for ...


A big Johnson

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 10:17 PM (IqV8l)

93 I got yelled at by a drunken expat in a London pub in January. My crime? I didn't worship her queen...Hillary Clinton.

I had the temerity to have a different opinion. How dare I!

Fucking jack-booted thugs.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


You should have glasses him and shouted 'ALLAHU ACKBAR!'

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 10:18 PM (GgzGa)

94 Oh, look, WD is a "Space European Union" fan.

I think most SF franchises have *something* to be said for them, but also have major failings, like Star Trek's unexplored socialism (and episodic resets), Stargate's episodic resets and slow progress, Farscape's "a little too far outside the box" thinking, and of course Star Wars has George Lucas.

Interestingly SW has the largest and wildest "expanded universe." Both SW and ST have an expanded universe that's more interesting than the original.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:05 PM (wB8Tg)

TNG Star Trek was interestingly pro-life. The thing I always find interesting is that the episodes that get praised for addressing the issues of the day are without a doubt some of the worst episodes of any of the series.

Stargate was fine but not something I was ever tied to having to watch.

Farscape got a bit too strange.

Star Wars was always meant to be good vs. evil in fairly delineated lines.

I think most sci-fi has troubling morality issues that the runners/creators don't consider. Two examples are Forbidden Planet which handled it well and The Day the Earth Stood Still which handles it horribly.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2017 10:18 PM (J70i0)

95 I said Star Trek, not The Wesley Crusher UN In Space Experience. Capt. Kirk, out there, exploring the universe, fucking the women, kicking the asses and not giving a shit about some pussy ass prime directive. Oh, they had the "Federation", but we all knew he was spreading truth, justice and the American way.


DS9 was good too, and for most of the same reasons. Q showed up and Sisko punched his lights out. Q never came back.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 10:18 PM (iJGd7)

96 The Appalachian Trail can be deadly.




(just ask my career as governor)


Posted by: Mark Sanford at May 04, 2017 10:07 PM (6Hrsu)

It wouldn't have been had you actually been there, instead of being in Argentina with your little whore.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 10:18 PM (D2vc1)

97 Is that gasoline I smell?

Posted by: Eric Draven at May 04, 2017 10:18 PM (FAO5C)

98 *glassed*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 10:19 PM (GgzGa)

99 The damned ravens around here in the winter have learned how to get together and open dumpster lids. Garbage everywhere. Filthy bastards. And they are big enough to scare you off if you object.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:19 PM (NXsWM)

100 84 You can be tracked all the same.

*I thought everyfuckingbody knew this.
Posted by: weft cut-loop
-----------

I would say 'are tracked', because it is true.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 10:15 PM (OdK9v)

Don't you want our neighborhoods and our country to be safe? Why do you hate America?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 10:19 PM (0mRoj)

101 I love the anti-death penalty episode of TNG which winds up making the case for the death penalty. There's no crime & everyone can run around happy & half naked because of their death penalty.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 10:20 PM (ANIFC)

102 >>>Seriously? I liked the original.

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 10:13 PM (14lwR)<<<

Well, I was pretty much kidding because that chick looked like she just walked off the moive set, but... I'll be damned... they do have a reboot in the works. Seems to be stalled, but they were/are trying.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 04, 2017 10:20 PM (6Hrsu)

103 having my tools taken away while the company pays a premium to have outside people do the same thing.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner

Why would you let them touch your axe?

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 10:20 PM (zZb/S)

104 Bill didn't have to travel all the way to Switzerland if he wanted to sample the greatest scatological scents ever produced.

-
Michael Moore is just a few hundred miles to the south.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:20 PM (Nwg0u)

105 Is there a Mexican tie in to either Star Trek or Star Wars?

Asking for a muchacho.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at May 04, 2017 10:20 PM (MCEs2)

106 89 83
The best Star Wars is still The Holiday Special
Posted by: otho at May 04, 2017 10:14 PM (lmIoG)

The RiffTrax is one of the best - and on sale for May The 4th!

http://www.rifftrax.com/the-star-wars-holiday-special

======

I saw that as a kid (and I'm still 29). There was much excitement about it. Even as a kid I was wondering what happened after it was over.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2017 10:21 PM (J70i0)

107 I think most sci-fi has troubling morality issues that the runners/creators don't consider. Two examples are Forbidden Planet which handled it well and The Day the Earth Stood Still which handles it horribly.
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2017 10:18 PM (J70i0)

Firefly. Serenity.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:21 PM (NXsWM)

108 This is why DS9 was the best Trek.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy5jAixHhSA

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2017 10:09 PM (vBeA5)



---

Grew up in the 70s watching re-runs of the original series. Still think the Kirk-Spock-Bones triumvirate is the best, but as series go, I agree that DS9 is the best.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 04, 2017 10:22 PM (v3DL/)

109 The puppet ruler of French Mexico, Maximilian, was a Habsburg duke.

His execution by the Mexicans in 1867, unknown at the time of course, set off an uncanny chain of events in the royal succession of the Habsburgs that less than half a century later ignited World War I.

Party on, gringos.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:22 PM (GsAUU)

110 the stunning photograph has an eerie unreality to it, which brings to mind the photo last night of the demonstrator on fire in Venezuela. Did anyone see that?

Posted by: booknlass at May 04, 2017 10:22 PM (8mO0Q)

111 Why do toilets smell so bad?

Jesus, Bill. Two words: Chipo. Tle's.

Posted by: Hillary! at May 04, 2017 10:22 PM (k8DTS)

112 I almost want to cry. We rejected him for ... that other guy. Maybe we
deserve what we've gotten ever since. I understand why people are so
stupid now, but how can they have been so stupid then?


If you really want to cry, go and listen to Reagan's "A Time For Choosing" speech. It is as exactly on point today as it was 53 years ago. Not one damn thing he talks about has improved.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 10:22 PM (iJGd7)

113 "Q never came back."

John de Lancie. His father was the first-chair oboist (1954-1977) for the Philadelphia under Eugene Ormandy.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 10:23 PM (+QhzW)

114 Several years ago a 50-something woman was hiking up a trail at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park when a mountain lion attacked her.

Not quite the same as taking a stroll through Balboa Park.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:23 PM (EX4Wr)

115 Never ask a question you don't already know the answer to!

Or

Never ask a question to which you don't already know the answer!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 04, 2017 10:24 PM (gwPgz)

116 Sorry, Philadelphia Orchestra.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 10:24 PM (+QhzW)

117 TOS, when the writers were good, was great. When they weren't, it was meh (a lot more meh toward the end).

They keep trying to reboot or dodge back into the middle years when they need to go *past* TNG, but I honestly think that if they did it now it would be SJWs In Space.

New franchises is what we need. Working on it...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:25 PM (wB8Tg)

118 Never ask a question to which you don't already know the answer!
Posted by: Hrothgar

The difference between a lawyer and a scientist

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 10:25 PM (zZb/S)

119 BECAUSE PEOPLE POOP IN THEM, BILL!!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (NXsWM)

120 Firefly. Serenity.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:21 PM (NXsWM)

Whedon is horrible on handling religion. If Firefly had lasted a few seasons it would have collapsed into Whedon's typical nonsense.

JM Straczynski, an atheist, I give kudos to for his handling of religion on Babylon5. It was respectful and not the caricatures you typically get.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (J70i0)

121 "a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition." (definition courtesy of Merriam-Webster) is now "right-wing".

Doesn't the left exalt minorities above any concerns about individuals? So they exalt "race" as well. And the rest of it... how better to describe the Democrats? Didn't they try to ban criticizing their viewpoints in a variety of ways? Ex. trying to outlaw political ads against them, trying to RICO people who deny AGW bullshit, antifas, etc.

Posted by: Tom Baker at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (vRcUp)

122 Happy Cinco de Quatro, as a famous intellectual once said.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (SRKgf)

123 If you want a great sci-fi series, The Expanse is where you want to be.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (FAO5C)

124 As GoT winds down, something is going to fill that void. Not sure what, but will need lots of tits.

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (zZb/S)

125 The question by Bill Gates is just about the funniest setup ever, honestly.

And yes, at 55 years old, poop jokes are still hilarious.

Helps to have an 11 year old son, naturally. Fart noist Friday isn't just for fun, you know?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (NXsWM)

126 Re: the prior thread, I don't see how someone can read 80-100 books a year, unless they're either a speed reader or has absolutely nothing else to do (not a criticism, just an observation).

Decided this year to read and get rid of books I've been hauling around the country for several years now. I've read 17 so far, but that's only because they're small and/or short books. And I even have time to read at work.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (D2vc1)

127 SW, ST, Doctor Who, Stargate, Serenity and on and on. Pfff All your base are belong to us!

Posted by: Lexx at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (a3sfz)

128 Several years ago a 50-something woman was hiking up a trail at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park when a mountain lion attacked her.

-
It was a mostly peaceful attack by the mammal of peace.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (Nwg0u)

129 The difference between a lawyer and a scientist

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 10:25 PM (zZb/S)

Yes!

Only ask questions to which you don't already know the answer!

(nless the question involves AGW in which case the correct consensus answer has been pre-ordained!)

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (gwPgz)

130 Whedon is horrible on handling religion. If Firefly had lasted a few seasons it would have collapsed into Whedon's typical nonsense.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (J70i0)


People forget Tim Minear. He was a large part of why Firefly was what it was instead of Whedon's Twitter Mouth In Space.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (wB8Tg)

131 123 If you want a great sci-fi series, The Expanse is where you want to be.
Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (FAO5C)


It's very, very good. I'm reading the books, and if they don't stray *too* far it's going to get better.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 04, 2017 10:29 PM (17QyB)

132

About the rejected Jumbotron proposal. I've never liked these public proposals, and it makes me reflexively crige. To my thinking, if I were a woman, I'd be royally pissed off at the guy for putting me on the spot like that in public.

I'd be mortified.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 10:29 PM (aKqWT)

133 124 As GoT winds down, something is going to fill that void. Not sure what, but will need lots of tits.
Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (zZb/S)

--I'm binging The Sopranos on Prime for now.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:30 PM (GsAUU)

134
Is there a Mexican tie in to either Star Trek or Star Wars?



Asking for a muchacho.

Ricardo Montalban.

The Wrath of Khan.

Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:30 PM (EX4Wr)

135 And they are big enough to scare you off if you object.
Posted by: tcn in AK
-------------

CaliGirl can help with that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 10:30 PM (ZO497)

136 TOS, when the writers were good, was great. When they weren't, it was meh (a lot more meh toward the end).

They keep trying to reboot or dodge back into the middle years when they need to go *past* TNG, but I honestly think that if they did it now it would be SJWs In Space.

New franchises is what we need. Working on it...
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:25 PM (wB8Tg)

Gene Coons is really responsible for most of TOS lore and some of the best episodes.

It's obvious they are going to SJW the next Star Trek series. But they need to move forward from the TNG/DS9/Voyager era and stop going backwards.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2017 10:30 PM (J70i0)

137 Happy Cinco de Quatro, as a famous intellectual once said.


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM



I love Suzi Quatro.

Posted by: otho at May 04, 2017 10:30 PM (lmIoG)

138 New franchises is what we need. Working on it...
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

I'm surprised the Cicuit series by one of the snodgrasses hasn't been made into a series. TV loves lawyer heros and the effects budget would be minimal.

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 10:30 PM (zZb/S)

139 122 Happy Cinco de Quatro, as a famous intellectual once said.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (SRKgf)

--It sure as hell has nothing to do with Suzy Quattro.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:31 PM (GsAUU)

140 Mortar photograph: Clayton was a friend of a friend, and our company was returning home when she died. The first time I saw her, she was the only American in the back of a pick-up coming back from somewhere. A small person with glasses, strapped with an M4 and a huge camera. She should have looked timid but she didn't in the slightest. RIP.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 04, 2017 10:31 PM (VdICR)

141 New tilt-rotor aircraft with stealth features in develepment at Bell.

Tagged V-280 .

Link in nic

*Autoplay warning

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 10:31 PM (GgzGa)

142 The puppet ruler of French Mexico, Maximilian, was a Habsburg duke.

His execution by the Mexicans in 1867, unknown at the time of course, set off an uncanny chain of events in the royal succession of the Habsburgs that less than half a century later ignited World War I.


Brother of the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef. He renounced his rights to the Austrian throne when he accepted the Mexican. Actually it was the suicide of Franz Josef's son, Crown Prince Rudolf, in the Mayerling incident that set off the chain of events leading to Sarajevo.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 10:32 PM (+QhzW)

143 127 SW, ST, Doctor Who, Stargate, Serenity and on and on. Pfff All your base are belong to us!
Posted by: Lexx at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (a3sfz)



The Wall of Hope: if you build it, they won't come.

For great Justice.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 04, 2017 10:32 PM (TdMsT)

144 The mountain lion was doing its thing. Kill off the old and the weak.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:33 PM (EX4Wr)

145 If you want a great sci-fi series, The Expanse is where you want to be.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at May 04, 2017 10:27 PM (FAO5C)


There is a school of thought that All Sci Fi Must Be Hard Sci Fi. This is actually a relatively new school of thought.

As for me, I think it's interesting, but when everyone's on the Slow Ship, it just doesn't go everywhere I want to go.

SW, ST, Doctor Who, Stargate, Serenity and on and on. Pfff All your base are belong to us!

Posted by: Lexx at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (a3sfz)


I tried to watch that, I really did. But it was like Red Dwarf without the funny parts.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:33 PM (wB8Tg)

146 Ricardo Montalban.

-
I've been binge watching Archer. They have a running joke about who Sterling's real father is. I'm thinking Ricardo Montalban.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:33 PM (Nwg0u)

147 There are occasional bear attacks on the Appalachian Trail. None in our yard yet, just a few encounters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 10:34 PM (ZO497)

148 I tried to watch that, I really did. But it was like Red Dwarf without the funny parts.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


Red Dork funny? Only on weed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 10:34 PM (GgzGa)

149 Sci-Fi has very little science and a lot of fiction.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:34 PM (EX4Wr)

150 I got yelled at by a drunken expat in a London pub in January. My crime? I didn't worship her queen...Hillary Clinton.

I had the temerity to have a different opinion. How dare I!

Fucking jack-booted thugs.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


I've never visited London. Now I'm thinking it's probably too late. If you don't mind answering, are there any English people left in London?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 10:35 PM (vRcUp)

151 Supposed suicide of Rudolph, hah ha

Posted by: Der Grinch at May 04, 2017 10:35 PM (zZb/S)

152 VERY OT:

So, about a month ago I had a talk with my account, who is a lovely woman. She looked at me and said "I don't think you'll ever get married."

I'm not angry she said that, and certainly didn't disagree, but, in the big picture, I'm not sure I'm Wife Material, which is something I just realized. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm actually not. Not because of slutty/materialistic/shallow/psycho or any of the normal reasons, I think I'm just too independent.

Then add in the fact that I haven't had a date in 12 years, I guess that means I'm Officially Off the Market, and instead, have been relegated to a metaphorical box in the back room, behind the recalled dog food.

I probably would be more upset about this ,but I have to figure out how to get a 25 year old hook off a hollow wood door without damaging it.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:36 PM (8zWAk)

153 Back in the day, I was a bigger fan of Fernando Lamas, a film star, versus Ricardo Montalban, a TV celebrity.

Then Lorenzo Lamas came along and I said "Fuck it. They're both hacks.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:37 PM (EX4Wr)

154 Red Dork funny? Only on weed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop


Heh. I tried to watch that three or four times. It was so annoying I couldn't get past the 5 minute mark. I don't understand why it's a cult classic.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 10:38 PM (vRcUp)

155 We've all been yelled at by a drunken escort in a London pub.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:38 PM (Nwg0u)

156 So, about a month ago I had a talk with my account, who is a lovely woman. She looked at me and said "I don't think you'll ever get married."

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:36 PM (8zWAk)


I got too many other problems to worry about what other people tell me I can and can't do.

Been told the same thing for the same reasons - too independent, introverts never meet each other, yadda yadda yadda.

Mind you, I also have too many other problems to worry about looking for a date.

Not everybody gets a Hollwyood ending.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:38 PM (wB8Tg)

157 IMHO, the best SF franchises have never been made into movies...

which is probably just as well.

i'll start: Retief, Bolos, Stainless Steel Rat, the Lensman series (maybe minus some of the preachy stuff)....

anyone else?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:39 PM (MnRda)

158 If anyone wants a really good English sci-fi that's not Dr. Who - check out Blake's Seven.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 10:39 PM (vRcUp)

159 OK, let's end this shit.

Ending sentences with a preposition...........


https://tinyurl.com/7969zuy


That's my last word on the subject.

Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2017 10:39 PM (yOqwj)

160 and all of H. Beam Piper's stuff, like Little Fuzzies, Lone Star Planet

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (MnRda)

161 The bottom picture reminds me of today when I was at the store. A young lady was there with a sort of look that tempted me to ask her, very quietly and calmly, "you are seeing them too, aren't you"

BUT, I didn't want to be sucked onto by a crazy lady who would probably later stab me in the face.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (AuaS3)

162 Ultimately, usually quite rapidly, such discussions hit the "de gustibus non est disputandum" point.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (wB8Tg)

163 Ending sentences with a preposition...........








Well, it does depend on what you are proposing, eh?

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (14lwR)

164 What are you talking about?

What do you speak of?


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (EX4Wr)

165 >>>I had the temerity to have a different opinion. How dare I!


Well, you always have been a difficult child.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2017 10:41 PM (voOPb)

166 Go the store and buy beer to.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:42 PM (Nwg0u)

167 Oh for Pete's sake. Bitch bitch bitch. Hollywood ending my ass.

I was studying to become a cloistered Dominican Nun when I met my husband. I got married at 36.

I'm still independent, opinionated, etc., but I am so with my DH, with whom I am still deeply in love.

You don't know, and neither do they.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:42 PM (NXsWM)

168 Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2017 10:39 PM (yOqwj)


http://www.pbfcomics.com/99/

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at May 04, 2017 10:42 PM (nDcc3)

169 Let's do the time warp again! It's just a jump to the left! *shakes ass*

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at May 04, 2017 10:43 PM (vRcUp)

170 Anyone who proposes in a public venue deserves to be publicly humiliated, for proposing under coercive conditions.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 10:43 PM (SRKgf)

171 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (MnRda)

Berserker, Hammer's Slammers, Ringworld, Mote in God's Eye...

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at May 04, 2017 10:43 PM (FAO5C)

172 The funny thing about the movie "Brazil" was the premise. What if the British Nazis had won the war? The Nazis lost the war with Britain. But they won the peace.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:43 PM (EX4Wr)

173 NASCAR could have had there own "1955 LeMans" had Bobby Allison's car not been stopped by the catch fence at Talladegga in the mid 80s.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2017 10:43 PM (hHC3/)

174 When I get a request for some information sometimes the requestor isn't exactly sure what they want. I send them the stuff they need and ask, "Is this that that you wanted?"

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 10:43 PM (+QhzW)

175 Been told the same thing for the same reasons - too independent, introverts never meet each other, yadda yadda yadda.


Mind you, I also have too many other problems to worry about looking for a date.


Not everybody gets a Hollwyood ending.
----
Oh, I understand that. And I do have some wonderful things going on in my life, and I don't have any of the problems my married and divorced friends do.

And yes, the introvert/ independent thing works against you.

But then again, I'm not unhappy. At all.

Strange though to realize...sorry, you don't belong in the wife line. Please choose a different option.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:44 PM (8zWAk)

176 Oh for Pete's sake. Bitch bitch bitch. Hollywood ending my ass.

(snip)

You don't know, and neither do they.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:42 PM (NXsWM)


The *fuck* did I *just* say?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:44 PM (wB8Tg)

177 169 Let's do the time warp again! It's just a jump to the left! *shakes ass*
Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at May 04, 2017 10:43 PM (vRcUp)

Leave Barak alone!

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:44 PM (NXsWM)

178 If you were cloistered, how did you meet him?


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:45 PM (EX4Wr)

179 @120 JM Straczynski, an atheist, I give kudos to for his handling of religion on Babylon5. It was respectful and not the caricatures you typically get.
------------------

Bab5 was great for a number of reasons. It's treatment of religion was one. It's "this is how you get a dictatorship and why fighting is important" storyline was another. He even had an EarthGov official say "Peace in our time" in one episode.

Sadly, the first season is a poor lead-in for the seasons that follow.

Posted by: junior at May 04, 2017 10:45 PM (ziea5)

180 159 OK, let's end this shit.

Ending sentences with a preposition...........


https://tinyurl.com/7969zuy


That's my last word on the subject.
Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2017 10:39 PM (yOqwj)


--"Did you end that proposition with a preosition?"

--Sam Malone (in a Diane Chambers dream sequence)

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:45 PM (GsAUU)

181 >>>Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:36 PM (8zWAk)


The Paolo: he send you pics if you send him yours. I am on craigslist, okcupid and tindr.

Posted by: Paolo at May 04, 2017 10:45 PM (vRcUp)

182 What is this preposition you're talking about?

Posted by: lindarose at May 04, 2017 10:46 PM (kufk0)

183 I was studying to become a cloistered Dominican Nun when I met my husband. I got married at 36.


I'm still independent, opinionated, etc., but I am so with my DH, with whom I am still deeply in love.


You don't know, and neither do the
---

Wow. What a great story tcn!

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:46 PM (8zWAk)

184 178 If you were cloistered, how did you meet him?


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:45 PM (EX4Wr)

Wasn't yet. Still working in the real world. Studying, not vowed. They don't just let you go, you know?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:46 PM (NXsWM)

185 The Paolo, he usually end his sentence with a proposition.

Posted by: Paolo at May 04, 2017 10:46 PM (vRcUp)

186 164 What are you talking about?

What do you speak of?

Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (EX4Wr)

"That's the sort of English up with which I shall not put."
-Churchill

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at May 04, 2017 10:46 PM (T71PA)

187 Might happen, shibumi. I had concluded I was the least marriable, least attractive man in America when I met Her Majesty. That was 23 years ago.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 10:46 PM (+QhzW)

188 About the rejected Jumbotron proposal. I've never liked these public proposals, and it makes me reflexively crige. To my thinking, if I were a woman, I'd be royally pissed off at the guy for putting me on the spot like that in public.

I'd be mortified.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 10:29 PM (aKqWT)



This.

I suspect that many of those doing this gather that their proposal might otherwise not be viewed favorably, so they choose the most coercive circumstances possible.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 10:47 PM (SRKgf)

189 Not everybody gets a Hollwyood ending.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:38 PM (wB8Tg)

Just as long as it ends.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 10:47 PM (0mRoj)

190
If you want a great sci-fi series, The Expanse is where you want to be.

So they loaded up the ship and flew to Beverly.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 10:48 PM (IqV8l)

191 159 OK, let's end this shit.

Ending sentences with a preposition...........


https://tinyurl.com/7969zuy


That's my last word on the subject.
Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2017 10:39 PM (yOqwj)


Interesting. I always thought the "rule" caused unnecessary sentence mangling, but I didn't know it was a relatively new rule that was attempting to force a Latin structure on a language that was structured differently.

Despite this, I find myself trying to hew to the rule. the Irish Christian Brothers were nothing if not very good at their jobs.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 04, 2017 10:48 PM (17QyB)

192 Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Search,etc: any star with one r is gay.

Posted by: Bart Starr at May 04, 2017 10:49 PM (zg9p7)

193 188 About the rejected Jumbotron proposal. I've never liked these public proposals, and it makes me reflexively crige. To my thinking, if I were a woman, I'd be royally pissed off at the guy for putting me on the spot like that in public.

I'd be mortified.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 10:29 PM (aKqWT)


This.

I suspect that many of those doing this gather that their proposal might otherwise not be viewed favorably, so they choose the most coercive circumstances possible.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 10:47 PM (SRKgf)

--Another Office episode . . . when Michael publicly and veeeeery awkwardly proposed to Carol.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:49 PM (GsAUU)

194 Proposals should be private and dignified. Like mine. We were doing it and the idea popped into my head "Wanna marry me?"

It will be 40 years in December.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:50 PM (EX4Wr)

195
The Paolo: he send you pics if you send him yours. I am on craigslist, okcupid and tindr.
--

Why thank you Paolo! The fact that you're on hip cool dating sites like OKCupid and Tindr make you way, way too hip for me. Also..."Craigslist" makes me think that I'm going to have to pay you at the end of the night, and my cat has a cardiologist, so I just don't have that kind of money. But thank you for the offer. If I was on "Facebook," I'd post about this!

Also, about twenty years or so ago, I think I a male hooker in Hollywood tried to pick me up. Still not sure what that was about...

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:50 PM (8zWAk)

196 Cinco de Mayo = Americans drinking Margaritas because the Mexicans beat the French in some sort of battle.
Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2017 10:11 PM (Xzxjs)


Yeah, but the good thing is that it is on the 5th this year.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2017 10:50 PM (AuaS3)

197 7 of 9 was hotter than princess leia

discuss

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at May 04, 2017 10:50 PM (zRn2N)

198 192 Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Search,etc: any star with one r is gay.
Posted by: Bart Starr at May 04, 2017 10:49 PM (zg9p7)

I still believe.

Posted by: Brenda Starr at May 04, 2017 10:51 PM (GsAUU)

199 Middlebury College announced the first set of disciplinary actions, taken against students who participated in shutting down the Murray speech but did not participate in the violence.

They get a letter in their file saying they were bad. The letter gets removed if they don't do it again before the end of the semester. Which I believe is in two weeks (though I admit I didn't check).

Tough stuff! Really cranking down on these kids. Way to help these snowflakes recover their self discipline! This will really help them prepare for life outside the academy.

http://middleburycampus.com/35486/news/judicial-hearings-begin-as-faculty-challenge-process/

Posted by: Middlebury accelerating downward at May 04, 2017 10:51 PM (X4ZNp)

200 The bloom is off the rose. From the Stronger Together New York Daily News:

Hey, Hillary Clinton, shut the f- up and go away already.

I voted for Clinton on Nov. 8 and thought she'd be a good president.

But she lost. And she still wants us to feel bad about that. And, worse, she's still blaming everyone else.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:51 PM (Nwg0u)

201 Berserker, Hammer's Slammers, Ringworld, Mote in God's Eye...
---
and Known Space

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:51 PM (MnRda)

202 Documentary on Nat Geo now entitled Wild France, and it's in fact not about the Muslim ghettos of Paris.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:53 PM (GsAUU)

203 I had to go to the Urban Dictionary to find out wtf "deets" meant.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 04, 2017 10:53 PM (R+30W)

204 So, I've been watching Star Trek TOS, and wow, Dr. McCoy is kind of an over emotional douchebag. I'm not sure why Spock didn't regularly assault him.

Also, Spock was sometimes an ass as well. Even though he was a space whore, Kirk was still the most charming. And the original Enterprise is way better than the Next Generation, which was "The UN in Space."

But... all were way better as adults than the whole "Luke/Han/Leia" thing.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:53 PM (8zWAk)

205 We were doing it and the idea popped into my head "Wanna marry me?"
---
doing what?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (MnRda)

206 Bab5 was great for a number of reasons. It's treatment of religion was one. It's "this is how you get a dictatorship and why fighting is important" storyline was another. He even had an EarthGov official say "Peace in our time" in one episode.

Sadly, the first season is a poor lead-in for the seasons that follow.
Posted by: junior



Agreed. The fifth season had a "rushed" feeling to it. I read that they didn't think they were going to get a fifth season so they did the Series finale at the end of Season 4. Alas, they did get one and had to come up with some ideas for Season 5. Still, one of the best Sci Fi show ever!

I do have high hopes for The Expanse. The first season was fantastic.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (hHC3/)

207 161 The bottom picture reminds me of today when I was at the store. A young lady was there with a sort of look that tempted me to ask her, very quietly and calmly, "you are seeing them too, aren't you"

BUT, I didn't want to be sucked onto by a crazy lady who would probably later stab me in the face.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (AuaS3)



...wiping off the iPad screen for the umpteenth time...

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

208 >>>Also, about twenty years or so ago, I think I a male
hooker in Hollywood tried to pick me up. Still not sure what that was
about...


Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:50 PM (8zWAk)<<<

Must have been scary when you were 9 yrs old.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (6Hrsu)

209 and all of H. Beam Piper's stuff, like Little Fuzzies, Lone Star Planet
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:40 PM (MnRda)


David Drake's Igniting the Reaches would make a fantastic series.

I suppose Hammer's Slammers would too.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (AuaS3)

210 Posted by: Middlebury accelerating downward at May 04, 2017 10:51 PM (X4ZNp)


Middlebury College is a joke.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (SRKgf)

211 My experience of intimate partner violence, trapped in Turkey

"Intimate partner violence". Smh.



Intimate Partner Violence, IPV is an anagram if PIV! And all PIV is rape... Think about it.

Posted by: Julie Bindel at May 04, 2017 10:55 PM (vRcUp)

212 205 We were doing it and the idea popped into my head "Wanna marry me?"
---
doing what?
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (MnRda)



I bet she nearly fell out of bed!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 04, 2017 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

213 Jeff Weimer--unnecessary sentence mangling

is going on all day in community colleges, where French-speaking Congese, Mexican soccer scholarship holders, and 50-year-old non-trads are attempting to write their first English essays.

sometimes I may look like Tucker Carlson, staring at a sentence I can't begin to 'proofread' for all the extra prepositions, plurals made with apostrophes, non-existent subjects or verbs and blatant repetition, while the poor student sits across from me, waiting for me to fix it.

Posted by: booknlass at May 04, 2017 10:57 PM (8mO0Q)

214 Also, about twenty years or so ago, I think I a male
hooker in Hollywood tried to pick me up. Still not sure what that was
about...




Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:50 PM (8zWAk)<<<

Must have been scary when you were 9 yrs old.
---

At first it was, but he was a very polite and good looking potential male hooker, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Plus, I was stopped at a light, and it's always stressful when you're in a new town with a rented car and you're... um.. nine. Yeah. Nine.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 10:57 PM (8zWAk)

215 IT!

Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 10:57 PM (EX4Wr)

216 Pournelle's CoDominium. Psychic in many ways!

Posted by: kenaroni at May 04, 2017 10:57 PM (UIAey)

217 My experience of intimate partner violence, trapped in Turkey


--Stick to fucking couches and toasters.

Far more hygienic.

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 10:58 PM (GsAUU)

218 200 The bloom is off the rose. From the Stronger Together New York Daily News:

Hey, Hillary Clinton, shut the f- up and go away already.

I voted for Clinton on Nov. 8 and thought she'd be a good president.

But she lost. And she still wants us to feel bad about that. And, worse, she's still blaming everyone else.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:51 PM (Nwg0u)



Are you confessing?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 04, 2017 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

219 I once sold like 5000 novels. That means I have a hard time recommending great ones because so many blur together.

I am afraid that new series have to either follow the Mainstream TV model and be as gut-wrenchingly emotional as possible at all times (basically most TV has become Lifetime TV), or just go low and slow (budget and action) like some/most of the comic-based TV shows (and plenty of other shows).

Epic Space Opera may be relegated to the Big Screen.

Mind you, Farscape was "too expensive" a $1 mil per ep, and Friends was $10 mil per ep. Le sigh.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 10:58 PM (wB8Tg)

220 I detest Star Trek, in all its forms.

Star Wars is not deep, not thought provoking. It's simply good fun. I will always love moments like when Lando delivers the heroes to Vader. What did Han do?

HE FUCKING OPENED FIRE! FORCEFULLY! NO HESITATION!

Picard would have sighed, and begun bloviating about betrayal or some shit. Fucking Riker would have stood tall, shoulders back, beard carefully coiffed, and woodenly deliver some inane line.

Maybe Kirk would react more like Solo. or not. he might have tried some kind of lame laced-fist judo chop.

No contest.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at May 04, 2017 10:59 PM (1Z57K)

221 Bing gives the same definition for fascism as google

Posted by: Too Many Roads at May 04, 2017 10:59 PM (59Qfr)

222 212 205 We were doing it and the idea popped into my head "Wanna marry me?"
---
doing what?
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 10:54 PM (MnRda)



I bet she nearly fell out of bed!
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 04, 2017 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

His penis got broken.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 10:59 PM (0mRoj)

223 >> We were doing it and the idea popped into
>> my head "Wanna marry me?"

Behold the power of oxytocin (not oxycodone, the Hillbilly heroin, but the love hormone).

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 10:59 PM (aKqWT)

224 IIRC, Babylon 5 was a self-contained 5 season story. Like Harry Potter it was an epic story. But it wasn't some shit where they get a season in and then the writers are going "Now what?"


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 11:00 PM (EX4Wr)

225 are there any English people left in London?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 10:35 PM (vRcUp)


Plenty. And it is still a glorious city. But go soon.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2017 11:01 PM (rF0hx)

226 Those of you who have read Hugh Cook, do you think his Chronicles of and Age of Darkness (Wizard War) series could be turned into a series a-la Game of Thrones?

(I always had an obsession about Yen-Olass)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2017 11:01 PM (AuaS3)

227 plurals made with apostrophes
Posted by: booknlass at May 04, 2017 10:57 PM


Apostrophe misuse. Its something that fits The Horde to a T.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 04, 2017 11:02 PM (DMUuz)

228 Never more.
Never more.

Posted by: a quothing raven at May 04, 2017 11:02 PM (nlbfN)

229 better PIV than HPV

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2017 11:02 PM (MnRda)

230 Man, browsers suck.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 11:03 PM (wB8Tg)

231 225 are there any English people left in London?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 10:35 PM (vRcUp)

Plenty. And it is still a glorious city. But go soon.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2017 11:01 PM (rF0hx)

--Heh, I wonder if Abdul turns to Muhammad in front of Westminster Cathedral and says "Would make great mosque!"

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 11:03 PM (GsAUU)

232 Self described "radical activist" . . . The most mind boggling thing about the entire account is her absolute refusal to allow her actual experiences to overturn her Utopian ideology. I have no words

-
I'm thinking looneybagoftwatdickholehead. But that's just me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 11:03 PM (Nwg0u)

233 Apostrophes are just commas that have been promoted.

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 11:04 PM (14lwR)

234 To split, or not to split your infinitives, that is the question.

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 11:05 PM (14lwR)

235 I'm an hour late and I'm the first to make a "never more" crack? Poe me, I don't know what's happened to you folks since Muldoon "left" us.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:05 PM (nlbfN)

236 Mind you, Farscape was "too expensive" a $1 mil per ep

VHS over Beta ... as it were.

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at May 04, 2017 11:06 PM (AoK0a)

237 This is my pet peave. There are so many books that could be great mini-series. Do the book. Don't add. Don't delete. If it takes 20 episodes, do 20 episodes.

I have yet to see a faithful "Jane Eyer" Just "loved" the Robert Donat Virginia Bruce 84 minute version. She was pretty. He was handsome.

She was not pretty. He was not handsome.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 11:06 PM (EX4Wr)

238 I've only witnessed one public proposal. The girl accepted, all the women present were crying. All the men were kind of queasy.

I heard later she bailed out a few days afterward, and even at the time I thought, "good call."

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (gIyP7)

239 Self described "radical activist" . . . The most mind boggling thing about the entire account is her absolute refusal to allow her actual experiences to overturn her Utopian ideology. I have no words


Too stupid to survive.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (SRKgf)

240 Oy.

Time to prep a wall for painting.

I hope the upcoming MoMe is lots of fun for ll involved.

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (AoK0a)

241 How could Farscape be that expensive. The Production values were so low.


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (EX4Wr)

242 This is my pet peave.

Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 11:06 PM (EX4Wr)


*flails*

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (wB8Tg)

243 All right, time to get to my aforementioned Audible listening, then Slumberland.

Good night, y'all, and thanks for the laughs!

Posted by: logprof at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (GsAUU)

244 234 To split, or to not to split your infinitives, that is the question.
Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 11:05 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 04, 2017 11:08 PM (DMUuz)

245 233 Apostrophes are just commas that have been promoted.

Theo Weighless


Theo, today I watched a student put the close quotation marks next to the comma, down low on the line but on the right, when I told her the comma goes inside the quotation marks.

job security we call that.

Posted by: booknlass at May 04, 2017 11:08 PM (8mO0Q)

246 'night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 04, 2017 11:08 PM (gIyP7)

247 Star Trek is superior to Star Wars.

But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wearing a pair of Star Wars fleece pajama pants and a "The Force is Strong in my Family" T-Shirt lol.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 04, 2017 11:08 PM (smD62)

248 I've only witnessed one public proposal. The girl accepted, all the women present were crying. All the men were kind of queasy.


Should've been the other way around.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 04, 2017 11:08 PM (SRKgf)

249 Good night, y'all, and thanks for the laughs!

No problem!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 04, 2017 11:09 PM (wpC7C)

250 Also..."Craigslist" makes me think that I'm going to have to pay you at the end of the night, and my cat has a cardiologist, so I just don't have that kind of money.

The Paolo, he wine you, he dine you, he sweet talk you like only a hot blooded Latin man can. You will not be disappointed.

Posted by: Paolo at May 04, 2017 11:09 PM (vRcUp)

251 >>>How could Farscape be that expensive. The Production values were so low.
Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (EX4Wr)<<<




My catering budget was yuuuuge.



**farts helium**


**everyone starts talking funny**

Posted by: Dominar Rygel XVI at May 04, 2017 11:10 PM (6Hrsu)

252 250 comments in and no love for the fishing dog?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 11:11 PM (iJGd7)

253 Speaking of combat photography. this photo appears to from the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942 aboard USS Enterprise. A TBF-1 Avenger pilot is given last minute instructions and information. Namely the speed of a Jap CV and the time it was sighted. The second sign tells the pilot to not wait for Hornet's air group.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/020607a.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:11 PM (QF8oJ)

254 Power's out as far as I can see west. I can see some linemen working, and hear chainsaws about a 1/4 mile away. Still raining hard.

Which reminds me, I saw last week that it was National Lineman's Day. We joke about National This and That Day, but those guys work pretty hard, often under shitty conditions. Here's a couple of pics. Make a snarky comment about that last one and you'll earn a permanent spot on my shit list:

http://tinyurl.com/ms95mkl
http://tinyurl.com/l5m2oun
http://tinyurl.com/nbju379

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:12 PM (ZO497)

255 Yes, proposals should be private but riddle me this: I would argue it is much better for a proposal to be in a stadium full of people or at Disney World or whatever, then to be at dinner with 10 or so of his and your (but mostly his) closest friends.

For me:

Super private

Mildly Public

Super public

Semi Private

In that order.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 04, 2017 11:12 PM (smD62)

256 Star Wars reigns supreme, unfortunately.

Even though J. Random Stormtrooper can't hit the broad side of a Banth at 3 paces, the red shirt always gets killed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 04, 2017 11:12 PM (DMUuz)

257 *waves to Merovign*

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:12 PM (QF8oJ)

258 >> and wow, Dr. McCoy is kind of an over
>> emotional douchebag.

Dammit, Shibumi, I'm a doctor not damned cruise director!

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 11:13 PM (aKqWT)

259 254; damn, hammer. stay safe my friend.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:13 PM (KP5rU)

260 How could Farscape be that expensive. The Production values were so low.

Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (EX4Wr)


?!?!

Lots of CGI, almost everyone in makeup, everyone in custom costumes, huge sets, large number of main characters... it adds up quick.

A lot of people can't get the fact that there was puppeteering instead of CGI or people with turtles on their heads. That seems to be the most common objection.

Mind you, a few years later people were mad for physical effects instead of CGI, but there you go. Timing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 11:14 PM (wB8Tg)

261 Pournelle's CoDominium. Psychic in many ways!
I don't know, Ken.

I can't recall the name of the series because I think I only read a short story from it in one of the There Will Be War anthology series but maybe the one where women have taken over running the world and turned it into a Matriarchy where fags make up a big part of the civil service (in the story driven by sex selection making men the vast majority of the future population) might be more accurate in the future. (Even if the Matriarchy turns out to mainly be "feminist men" rather than literally women.)

The story had a handful of real men, Space Marine types, stranded with a bunch of the elite types including the fag class. The Space Marines called them "Momma's Boys" in a reference to the Matriarchal class.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:15 PM (nlbfN)

262 252 250 comments in and no love for the fishing dog?
Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 11:11 PM (iJGd7)

If you had experienced all the various dead things my terrier brought in through the doggie door, you would understand my lack of enthusiasm for that fishing dog.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 11:15 PM (NXsWM)

263 Farscape was wonderful. It was one of those rare things: a show that got better (story, character, acting and visual effects) as it went on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 04, 2017 11:16 PM (SfJSp)

264 When I was young, we didn't have "fidget spinners" and iPhones... We had gyroscopes and crystal sets... And we were grateful!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 04, 2017 11:17 PM (e9G8E)

265 At least with the CoDo Universe, Human monkeys got off this mud-ball and to the stars before collapsing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:17 PM (QF8oJ)

266 262: we had a shih tzu that caught fish. funny as hell.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:17 PM (KP5rU)

267 Would the dog eat that fish?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 11:18 PM (IqV8l)

268 soooo French Connection called me "bae" tonight.

I am torn between my disgust for that word with the fire of 1000 burning suns

and my willingness to give it a pass because at least he's trying.

He was up at 3 am his time trying to comfort me through a yucky situation; I didn't think it was the time to pick a fight with him over the use of a word I hate.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 04, 2017 11:18 PM (smD62)

269 >> we didn't have "fidget spinners"

Look up the Urban Dictionary definition of "spinner". Now, imagine one fidgeting, or you fidgeting with the spinner.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 11:18 PM (aKqWT)

270 Quick thoughts while on break.

Trek Vs. Wars
Wars wins any conflict hands down. Hyperdrive can take ships across the galaxy in a matter of days or weeks, while warp drive takes decades. Imperial ships hurl weapons in the gigaton range, while Federation ships fire torpedos rated in the tens of megatons. The empire can construct massive planet destroying space stations in secret, due to a massive galactic economy far in excess of anything that the Federation has. Speed, firepower, and numbers.

TOS vs TNG
My personal theory is that after ST VI, the Federation voters were so disgusted by the plot by Starfleet that they elected the equivalent of a Nader/Sanders administration, which spent the next few decades gutting the military and "fundamentally transforming" it. They were helped by the Romulan withdrawal from galactic affairs and the Klingon disarmament. By the time of TNG, the Federation has expanded so much that ships are far flung on exploratory missions, and Starfleet has trouble mobilizing enough forces to fight a border war against the Cardassians.

B5
I don't think it holds up as well as it used to. Also, I think Clarke is a tragic figure. They should have implied that the Shadows were influencing President Santiago in order to have the Earth Alliance lead the Shadow side in the coming war. Then Clarke would have been a brutal figure, but one who wasn't entirely wrong about the influence of alien powers in Earth affairs. A futuristic Pinoche who comes to a worse end.

How could Farscape be that expensive. The Production values were so low.
Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 11:07 PM (EX4Wr)


The animatronics were very cutting edge for their time. The show was basically a way for the Jim Henson company to show off their capabilities. The characters weren't CGI generations, they were live puppets, and often cost a lot of money and time to build.



Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 04, 2017 11:19 PM (fKWf6)

271 A couple of my favorite lines from Farscape: "They keep telling me you've changed. I think weather changed, and we keep making the same mistakes."

"Hey honey, guess what I did at work today? I wore a bomb. A nuclear bomb in a field of flowers." Starts to cry.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 04, 2017 11:19 PM (SfJSp)

272 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:19 PM (IcT7t)

273 If you had experienced all the various dead things my terrier brought in through the doggie door, you would understand my lack of enthusiasm for that fishing dog.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 11:15 PM (NXsWM)


I hear that. Miss Carmen, the great huntress, brought a dead rat in this morning. Her grandmother Lacey once brought in a freshly killed rabbit for her puppies.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 11:20 PM (+QhzW)

274 *waves to Anna*

Shibumi - McCoy was *supposed* to represent emotion. That was his story job - Spock's was rationality, and Kirk was the recipient of the advice of both who made a (sometimes surprising) balance between the two.

Classic story archetype (Joseph Campbell blah blah), one reason why trios are so common.

TNG split the teams up with more characters, but frequently decisions were made by three characters.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 11:20 PM (wB8Tg)

275 Saw an episode of TNG where Picard was wearing some sort of kimono thing to bed & Worf assisted in a live birth. That kind of shit wouldn't stand on the Millennium Falcon.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:20 PM (ANIFC)

276 Mike Hammer, one of the best young men of my little hometown died of electrocution this past fall. his father and I graduated high school and even went to Prom together, and now, his son is already gone, leaving a widow and a little boy. He was at the bottom of the ladder, already gone, by the time anyone could get to him.

the first time I saw this young man as an adult was at an accident one of my daughters had, driving as a teenager. He was a volunteer fireman, there in case he had to use the jaws of life to get her out of the car. but she was okay.

Posted by: booknlass at May 04, 2017 11:20 PM (8mO0Q)

277 250 comments in and no love for the fishing dog?
--

fishing dog:
Master! Look! I caught a fish and I'm bringing it to you! I love you, you're God!

a random cat: Here's a mouse I killed. You seem to be unable to kill anything, so I thought I'd show you how it's done. You're welcome idiot.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:20 PM (8zWAk)

278 252 250 comments in and no love for the fishing dog?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 11:11 PM (iJGd7)

++++

Maybe I'm too cynical. My first thought when watching the video was that it had been staged. I rewatched it. The dog is sure enough standing there watching and waiting for his chance to grab a fish. But, the bread floating in the water was surely place there by the owner, right before he fired up his phone camera to catch the result of his staging.

But, the dog was cool and got himself what he was after whether or not his owner set it up.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 04, 2017 11:20 PM (R+30W)

279 damn, hammer. stay safe my friend.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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No sweat. My dog is here to protect me. Okay, actually the little fuzz-ball is curled up asleep.

*checks cat*

Yeah. Both conked out. They're pretty crappy with flashlights anyhow.

Better go scoop the litter while the power is on.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:21 PM (ZO497)

280 and completed my 90 minutes on the elliptical exerciser. Something light tomorrow, then do the Broad Street 10 miler on Sunday. shooting for 15,000th place.

Posted by: buzzaw90 at May 04, 2017 11:21 PM (vChNs)

281 This Guy Proposed To His Girlfriend Live On Camera At Fenway Park. She Said No. Hilarity Ensued. He should have stuck to yelling the N-word at opposing ballplayers.

Amateur. That a Joe Scarborough level task.

Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 04, 2017 11:21 PM (vRcUp)

282 tcn......agree! Met my now husband at 41 with a leap of faith through Eharmony. Took us 13 years to get married, but I am absolutely in love and married to my best friend

I, am still 29 however

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2017 11:21 PM (mMeIQ)

283 We had a Labrador that would wade the shallows and hunt minnows. Never caught any though.

Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 11:22 PM (14lwR)

284 I'd read that the term "spinner" originated in Thailand: A petite Thai hooker, a wicker basket, and rope... Some assembly required!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 04, 2017 11:23 PM (e9G8E)

285 "Which reminds me, I saw last week that it was National Lineman's Day. We
joke about National This and That Day, but those guys work pretty hard,
often under shitty conditions."

After hurricanes and blizzards, when there are widespread power outages, you'll see little convoys of bucket trucks arriving, with unfamiliar livery. Linemen coming to help, from utilities sometimes several states distant.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 04, 2017 11:23 PM (qJjMA)

286 Also, the hiker that vanished was abducted by aliens, subjected to experiments and left to die.

Or.. the hiker that vanished was subjected to a secret government weapon being tested in rural areas; once the experiment was over, she was returned and left to die.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:23 PM (8zWAk)

287 Good night, Horde. Tomorrow is Friday, then the work weekend begins.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 04, 2017 11:23 PM (+QhzW)

288 Merovign, think I finally have a title for the Storyteller UK submission.

A Lick of Larceny

Think it works?

----
Star Drek the Next Degeration had Picard asking Guinan for advice. That is like Capt. Stubbing asking the cruise direction Julie on how to navigate the ship.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:24 PM (QF8oJ)

289 Barry Goldwater.
Pffft.
Just another wacko.
Have you read "With No Apologies"?
Guy actually thought there were groups called The Council on Foreign Relations and The Trilateral Commission made up of "elites" who want to do away with national soveriegnty and have a one world government run by the elites.
Total wacko, conspiracy theory nutcase.

Have a nice evening.

Posted by: nothing left to lose at May 04, 2017 11:24 PM (QEgj7)

290 The key to successful dog fishing is using the right bait.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 04, 2017 11:25 PM (0mRoj)

291 285; it's a challenging job for sure. they are good at what they do. no thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:25 PM (KP5rU)

292 "Hey honey, guess what I did at work today? I wore a bomb. A nuclear bomb in a field of flowers." Starts to cry.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 04, 2017 11:19 PM (SfJSp)


That character's arc is one of the most dramatic in fiction. He goes from a (brilliant) frat-boy turned astronaut into a man that marches up and down a peace conference table with a nuclear bomb on his belt. And you can see him gradually go from A to B because of the crazy world around him and how he adapts to it.

They even copy him and *don't get rid of the copy right away*, he sticks around and complicates the *hell* out of everyone's lives. Because getting rid of the copy is the easy out.

But they also went so far out on the limb that they had a cartoon episode. Experiments don't always end well.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 11:26 PM (wB8Tg)

293 There aren't any cats. IMHO, all threads need a cat pic.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 11:27 PM (vRcUp)

294 "Which reminds me, I saw last week that it was National Lineman's Day. We joke about National This and That Day, but those guys work pretty hard, often under shitty conditions."

---

what'd they ever do for me?


Posted by: Joe Theisman at May 04, 2017 11:27 PM (vChNs)

295
Shibumi - McCoy was *supposed* to represent emotion. That was his story job - Spock's was rationality, and Kirk was the recipient of the advice of both who made a (sometimes surprising) balance between the two.


Classic story archetype (Joseph Campbell blah blah), one reason why trios are so common.


TNG split the teams up with more characters, but frequently decisions were made by three characters.
---

You're undoubtedly right. I just never thought about it too much. And certainly never the three character thing. Interesting insight. Thanks for pointing it out!

However... as an adult, I don't want Dr. McCoy treating me, he's just too over the top. Always snarking at Spock (which is, IMHO, pretty unprofessional) and playing that whole "I'm just a country doctor" thing. Geez.

In fact, I probably want Spock to operate on me.

And Captain Kirk to nurse me back to health.

Yep... that's how it's going to play out in my imagination...

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:27 PM (8zWAk)

296 I recall the last mountain lion attack in California, the news article claimed that authorities were "searching for motive" or somesuch. There is just a level of absurdity in our society today that is unimagineable.

The story of the lost hiker is tragic. The article says "she was prepared" but also goes on to say she had a propensity for getting lost. It would seem, although she had candles, was unable to build a campfire. People depend on cellphones way too much. They are nice to have of course, but one needs to know how to operate without one. That means map, and compass. Orienteering is a great skill to have and not particularly difficult with practice. For her purposes anyway.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 11:27 PM (pQrYJ)

297 "pretending to care" is worse than "not caring at all."

I mean, with the latter, there aren't any expectations.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2017 11:28 PM (MZcWR)

298 Star Drek the Next Degeration had Picard asking Guinan for advice. That is like Capt. Stubbing asking the cruise direction Julie on how to navigate the ship.

---

did anyone ever take the advice of the security officer?

No dogboy, we'll just go down unarmed. kumbaya baby.

Posted by: Joe Theisman at May 04, 2017 11:28 PM (vChNs)

299 Goodnight, Horde.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:29 PM (ANIFC)

300 "a random cat: Here's a mouse I killed. You seem to be unable to kill
anything, so I thought I'd show you how it's done. You're welcome idiot."

Torque's former cat: Here's a mouse. It's alive. Aaaaaaaaaand there it goes under the sofa. I could easily catch it again, but I won't, because you obviously need the exercise. Good hunting. Pardon me. Important cat duties must be seen to in the meantime. I'm going to go throw up in your shoes and steal the laces. Not that you'll be needing shoes after having caught the mouse and wanting to take it outside again.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 04, 2017 11:29 PM (qJjMA)

301 and Starfleet has trouble mobilizing enough forces to fight a border war against the Cardassians.
And Star Fleet's Alien Resources manager will have your holodeck time docked for calling them "spoon-heads"!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:29 PM (nlbfN)

302 In fact, I probably want Spock to operate on me.

And Captain Kirk to nurse me back to health.

Yep... that's how it's going to play out in my imagination...


Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:27 PM (8zWAk)


Go on.

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 04, 2017 11:30 PM (e9G8E)

303 Sounds like Shibumi has the kernel of a Star Trek fan0fiction story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:31 PM (QF8oJ)

304 Star Drek the Next Degeration had Picard asking Guinan for advice. That is like Capt. Stubbing asking the cruise direction Julie on how to navigate the ship.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:24 PM (QF8oJ)


To be fair, she was a 300+ year-old alien who had survived a Borgpocalypse and knew Q.... but the whole show had such a weasely mood that it sucked the drama out of such a potentially epic background, and instead she tends bar for no good reason.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 11:31 PM (wB8Tg)

305 My cousin, who was a lineman, hooked up the wires wrong and blacked out half a medium sized city.


That's all I know about it, because that was all that was said.


Posted by: Theo Weighless at May 04, 2017 11:31 PM (14lwR)

306
I recall the last mountain lion attack in California, the news article claimed that authorities were "searching for motive" or somesuch. There is just a level of absurdity in our society today that is unimagineable.

It was turning it's life around.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 11:31 PM (IqV8l)

307 >> A petite Thai hooker, a wicker basket, and
>> rope... Some assembly required!

If the hooker were a ladyboy, the rope might not be needed. Or would it actually take more rope.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 11:32 PM (aKqWT)

308 No sweat. My dog is here to protect me. Okay, actually the little fuzz-ball is curled up asleep.

*checks cat*

Yeah. Both conked out. They're pretty crappy with flashlights anyhow.

Better go scoop the litter while the power is on.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Emphasis mine. It occurs to me that the Democrats who seek to nullify the second amendment may argue, "if you want to protect your household, all you have to do is buy a guard dog. If you can buy a gun, you can buy a dog".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 11:32 PM (vRcUp)

309 Saludos, mis amigos!

What's happ'nin'?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, pilot of the airwaves at May 04, 2017 11:34 PM (Z3UfH)

310 TOS vs TNG

----

TOS had many more hot women.
miniskirts for the win!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 11:34 PM (vChNs)

311 305;, just a bit more integral to society than a postman. oh look! there's katshit, crying in the corner again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:34 PM (KP5rU)

312 If you can buy a gun, you can buy a dog".
Firearms are cheaper to feed than large guard-dogs so we need to keep firearms for the sake of the poor.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:35 PM (nlbfN)

313 >>>And Star Fleet's Alien Resources manager will have your holodeck time docked for calling them "spoon-heads"!


Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:29 PM (nlbfN)<<<

Probably, uh, for the best, after my last session in there.

Um, computer, set decontamination to level 7.

Posted by: Lt. Barclay at May 04, 2017 11:35 PM (6Hrsu)

314 311 305;, just a bit more integral to society than a postman. oh look! there's katshit, crying in the corner again.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:34 PM (KP5rU)

I need the lineman to keep electricity flowing to my house so I can run the shredder to dispose of the junk mail the postman keeps bringing me.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:36 PM (0mRoj)

315 It was so weasely on the drama because the Great Bird declared such things that made the Kirk/Spock.McCoy version rock was passe in the 24th Century. So we got an Englishman with a French name dressed in a unitard jumper with a Mix-Master phaser who lost his one girlfriend to an inter-dimensional busy-body named after a letter in the English alphabet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:36 PM (QF8oJ)

316 how much did Scotty sweat wearing a red shirt for 72 episodes?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 11:36 PM (vChNs)

317 It's okay. Mr Data is fully functional to clean splooge from deck-floors.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:37 PM (nlbfN)

318 314: if it wasn't for junk mail, what would they deliver?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:37 PM (KP5rU)

319 Um, computer, set decontamination to level 7.
Posted by: Lt. Barclay at May 04, 2017 11:35 PM (6Hrsu)

---

Did you remember to delete your holodeck history?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 11:37 PM (vChNs)

320 Why R2D2 is superior to Data,

Artoo has USB ports.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:38 PM (QF8oJ)

321 Hey everybody. Had a great session with my counselor today.

"I'm eating less than ever before"

"That's good!"

"Nothing but Ho-Hos and pickled pigs feet"

"That's bad!"

"I finally blocked that gal I was stalking on Facebook"

"That's good!"

"Now I'm stalking her at Snapchat and Instagram"

"That's bad!"

"I finally joined a Meetup group"

"That's good!"

"It's the Lena Dunham Fan Club"

"That's bad!"

...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2017 11:38 PM (qazQh)

322 I've thought the same.

However... as an adult, I don't want Dr. McCoy treating me, he's just too over the top. Always snarking at Spock (which is, IMHO, pretty unprofessional) and playing that whole "I'm just a country doctor" thing. Geez.

In fact, I probably want Spock to operate on me.


Spock: "This penis is illogical, since this person identifies as female"

*slice*

McCoy: "It's dead, Jim"

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 04, 2017 11:38 PM (vRcUp)

323 QDPSteve, are you working on another script?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:39 PM (QF8oJ)

324 320 Why R2D2 is superior to Data,

Artoo has USB ports.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:38 PM (QF8oJ)

R2 fucks space station computers like a boss.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:39 PM (0mRoj)

325 Won't do fuck-all.
The RF chips are still active.

You can be tracked all the same.

*I thought everyfuckingbody knew this.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 10:06 PM (GgzGa)

Why does nayone steal smartphones, anyway? You can get one for nothing if you sign up for a data plan, right? Are the stolen phones resold in buttcrackistan?

Posted by: Barky the Consoler at May 04, 2017 11:39 PM (0deF2)

326 Gerry the hiker was no Emma Gatewood...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 04, 2017 11:39 PM (e9G8E)

327 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU

Lineman, anyone?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 11:40 PM (NXsWM)

328 Oh, shit! There are a tonne of Klingon Boy Scouts armed with whips attacking everyone on all of the holodecks.

I guess the Captain has been playing with the "Harry Reid" programme again.

Asshole.

Posted by: mr data with his empathy chip activated at May 04, 2017 11:40 PM (nlbfN)

329 Why R2D2 is superior to Data,

Artoo has USB ports.

Posted by: Anna Puma


R2D2 wasn't in "Master of Disguise".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 11:40 PM (vRcUp)

330 There's just this.. notion that is put out there that mountain lions and wolves don't attack people. Or, grudgingly, that they are "extremely rare." Now it is true they were very rare for quite a while, and that is because they were killed on sight, and extirpated from their range. As their numbers become more common - well I won't give it away, but you can figure it out.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 11:40 PM (pQrYJ)

331

I'd think I'd prefer the holographic doctor, the Emergency Medical Hologram, over all of the real live human Star Trek doctors.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2017 11:41 PM (aKqWT)

332 Anna, hello and thanks for asking. :-)

No, still refining an old one. But I've been coming up with some good ideas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2017 11:41 PM (qazQh)

333 National Linemen's day?

I love doing lines off men.

Posted by: SCOAMF at May 04, 2017 11:42 PM (6Hrsu)

334 Wars wins any conflict hands down. Hyperdrive can take ships across the galaxy in a matter of days or weeks, while warp drive takes decades. Imperial ships hurl weapons in the gigaton range, while Federation ships fire torpedos rated in the tens of megatons. The empire can construct massive planet destroying space stations in secret, due to a massive galactic economy far in excess of anything that the Federation has. Speed, firepower, and numbers.

I'll give you that SW ships can run further, and they need that ability, because they wouldn't have a prayer of even engaging ST ships. ST ships would blow all of them up from warp before SW ships even knew they were around. It's not even about the relative merits of each universe, it's simply that SW tech isn't even close. It would be like the Constitution trying to fight the Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 11:42 PM (iJGd7)

335 Re Farscape and Crighton's development.

You are completely right. The best way to see it is when you watch say, PK tech girl from season one and then watch say Constellation of Doubt from the fourth season.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 04, 2017 11:42 PM (SfJSp)

336 Orienteering is a great skill to have and not particularly difficult with practice. For her purposes anyway.
Posted by: Common Tater

A simple red in the shed level of skill back azimuth would have saved her

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 11:42 PM (zZb/S)

337 Star Wars: The original trilogy.
Star Trek: The Original Series (and the animated series, which was pretty much a continuation).

I'm kinda old-school like that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, pilot of the airwaves at May 04, 2017 11:43 PM (Z3UfH)

338 327; i can't see the link. is that the one with the helicopter?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:43 PM (KP5rU)

339 it's bedtime for Bonzo--that's me. goodnight all.

Posted by: booknlass at May 04, 2017 11:43 PM (8mO0Q)

340 And the Wichita Lineman
Is still on my mind...

Posted by: Glenn Campbell at May 04, 2017 11:43 PM (JZdsf)

341 Evening, Horde!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 04, 2017 11:43 PM (di1hb)

342 So I guess that idea for a short story title is a bad idea Merovign?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 11:44 PM (QF8oJ)

343 warp before SW ships even knew they were around. It's not even about the relative merits of each universe, it's simply that SW tech isn't even close. It would be like the Constitution trying to fight the Ronald Reagan.
Posted by: Weirddave

ST technology pales in comparison to the force.

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 11:45 PM (zZb/S)

344 And the Wichita Lineman
Is still on my mind...
Posted by: Glenn Campbell


Sigh. Sounds like the Alzheimer's is progressing.

(But seriously, the real GC is in the advanced stages.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2017 11:45 PM (qazQh)

345 how much did Scotty sweat wearing a red shirt for 72 episodes?

Funny thing about that. When Scotty went dirtside, other people died.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:46 PM (IcT7t)

346 Yer both wrong. I just saw the best SF / fantasy franchise movie tonight, the one starring the Trash Panda.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 04, 2017 11:46 PM (6FqZa)

347 312 If you can buy a gun, you can buy a dog".
Firearms are cheaper to feed than large guard-dogs so we need to keep firearms for the sake of the poor.
Posted by: andycanuck
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One annual check-up trip to the vet would pay for a servicable firearm. Throw in meds, food, etc., etc. it would be cheaper to build gun emplacements around the place.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:46 PM (ZO497)

348 I got nuthin'

Posted by: The Guy Who's Got Nuthin' at May 04, 2017 11:46 PM (JZdsf)

349 I've thought - if I'm lost in the woods like that, no hope of getting out on my own (although I do have a gps built into my head) then after 3 or 4 days go by with no rescue, I'm starting a forest fire. That always brings rescuers out, no matter where it happens.

Now I do realize there's a real trick in starting a fire like that out in the woods and living to tell the tale, but I think I could figure it out if I could find some good rocks to hide in.

I don't know if I would have the guts to do what some local guy here in east texas did when he was way out in the fields and his tractor turned over, hopelessly trapping his arm on a night when it was going to freeze. He cut off his arm at the elbow with a pocket knife, put a tourniquet on it, walked 2 miles to his car, and then drove himself 20 miles to a hospital.

Now that's tough.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 11:47 PM (V2Yro)

350 The ability to bone green-skinned Orion slave girls is insignificant compared to the power of the Force.

Posted by: Darth Vader at May 04, 2017 11:47 PM (0mRoj)

351 Anna Puma, I could probably do a good cover art illustration for you. Email me details and I'll send a draft.

beckoningchasm

at

gmail

dot

com

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2017 11:47 PM (MZcWR)

352 I'd much rather have Dr Beverly Crusher give me a physical especially as I would need the Counsellor there to comfort me during the prostate exam. Or at least that's what I'd tell the Alien Resources manager in my submission.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXdu6C3Qoro

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:47 PM (nlbfN)

353 "Guy actually thought there were groups called The Council on Foreign Relations and The Trilateral Commission made up of "elites" who want to do away with national soveriegnty and have a one world government run by the elites.
Total wacko, conspiracy theory nutcase."

Well, there IS a Council of Foreign Relations, but all they are is a talk shop. They publish an OK mag called "Foreign Affairs". If you read it, you will realize the CFR couldn't conspire their way out of a phone booth. More to the point, if you read enough issues you can see how the CFR could take over the world: by talking people to death by boredom. All they advocate is talking, diplomatic engagement, and so on. I've always found people ascribing these vast powers to the CFR to be amusing to say the least. (They still occasionally offer me subscription deals.)

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at May 04, 2017 11:48 PM (D2za3)

354 Gerry the hiker was no Emma Gatewood...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoik
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The trail is well-marked and well-traveled. I can't imagine how she managed it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:49 PM (ZO497)

355 I'd think I'd prefer the holographic doctor, the Emergency Medical Hologram, over all of the real live human Star Trek doctors.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius)



You jest. But this is how the healthcare crisis will be solved. Medicine is a by rote, procedural sort of thing. The perfect candidate to be automated.

And that will radically reduce costs.

A lot of smart youngsters who wanted to cut up bodies will have to choose different professions because that field has already been automated. Boo-fcking-hoo.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 11:49 PM (vRcUp)

356 The damned ravens around here in the winter have learned how to get together and open dumpster lids. Garbage everywhere. Filthy bastards. And they are big enough to scare you off if you object.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2017 10:19 PM (NXsWM)

I had a T-shirt from Uranium City, Saskatchewan, which had a drawing of two ravens flying off with a garbage can slung between them.

Posted by: Barky the Consoler at May 04, 2017 11:49 PM (0deF2)

357 352 I'd much rather have Dr Beverly Crusher give me a physical especially as I would need the Counsellor there to comfort me during the prostate exam. Or at least that's what I'd tell the Alien Resources manager in my submission.

Oh, the joys of 24th century leotard technology.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, pilot of the airwaves at May 04, 2017 11:50 PM (Z3UfH)

358 Yep, it's just enough to know what direction to travel, in a very general way, that she would have hit a trail. An inconvenience at worst.

Some years ago a National Park Ranger related a story to me. I asked him why a helicopter had been hovering over an area of the park, as I thought they were prohibited. Well, they are, except, I guess, in a search and rescue. Seems some chick had dropped acid, and Canyonlands is pretty bizarre all on its own, and she freaked out and ran away from her group, and thought all the searchers were trying to kill her Eventually she stumbled upon a jeeper after a few days, who unceremoneously dumped her off at a ranger station. Yeesh.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 11:50 PM (pQrYJ)

359 >>>I'd much rather have Dr Beverly Crusher give me a
physical especially as I would need the Counsellor there to comfort me
during the prostate exam. Or at least that's what I'd tell the Alien
Resources manager in my submission.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXdu6C3Qoro
Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:47 PM (nlbfN)<<<




You want Dr. Crusher.


You'll take Nurse Ogawa.


You'll get Dr. Pulaski.

Posted by: SCOAMF at May 04, 2017 11:50 PM (6Hrsu)

360 312 If you can buy a gun, you can buy a dog".
Firearms are cheaper to feed than large guard-dogs so we need to keep firearms for the sake of the poor.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:35 PM (nlbfN)

To expand on that, background checks require an ID, but we know the poor can't get an ID to vote, so background checks are an Unconstitutional breach of the Second Amendment. So it's voter ID laws and background checks, or neither.

Posted by: Lexx at May 04, 2017 11:50 PM (a3sfz)

361 I got nuthin'

Posted by: The Guy Who's Got Nuthin'


If you've got nuthin' but think you're a guy, have I got good news for YOU!

Posted by: Chazz Bono at May 04, 2017 11:51 PM (vRcUp)

362 The trail is well-marked and well-traveled. I can't imagine how she managed it.

Some people just try harder.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:51 PM (IcT7t)

363 I've read many "hikers" these days are carrying combination GPS receiver/sattelite phone devices, which rescue personnel refer to as "yuppie 911's"... Some seem to think they can use these things to get a chopper to deliver refreshment on demand...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 04, 2017 11:51 PM (e9G8E)

364
You want Crusher

You'll settle for McCoy

You get a negotion with Quark

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:52 PM (ZO497)

365 #352 BTW, comments at the YouTube link are NSFW.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2017 11:52 PM (nlbfN)

366 You want Dr. Crusher.
You'll take Nurse Ogawa.
You'll get Dr. Pulaski.


That's enough to make someone want to join the Borg.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:53 PM (IcT7t)

367 Guy actually thought there were groups called The Council on Foreign Relations and The Trilateral Commission made up of "elites" who want to do away with national soveriegnty and have a one world government run by the elites.
Total wacko, conspiracy theory nutcase."

Well, there IS a Council of Foreign Relations, but all they are is a talk shop. They publish an OK mag called "Foreign Affairs". If you read it, you will realize the CFR couldn't conspire their way out of a phone booth. More to the point, if you read enough issues you can see how the CFR could take over the world: by talking people to death by boredom. All they advocate is talking, diplomatic engagement, and so on. I've always found people ascribing these vast powers to the CFR to be amusing to say the least. (They still occasionally offer me subscription deals.)

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33

Same with the Trilateral Commission. However, the 5EYES steering committee might be a better candidate for whose behind the curtain.

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 11:53 PM (zZb/S)

368 I think it was Merovign that told me to skip the first 2 seasons because it gets better. Haven't done that yet.

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 10:16 PM (Enq6K)


Star Trek: DS9 started getting good once Sisko shaved his head.

Posted by: RickZ at May 04, 2017 11:53 PM (qzf/J)

369
You want Dr. Crusher

You'll settle for Dr. McCoy

You get Dr. Smith

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:54 PM (ZO497)

370 To expand on that, background checks require an ID, but we know the poor can't get an ID to vote, so background checks are an Unconstitutional breach of the Second Amendment. So it's voter ID laws and background checks, or neither.
Posted by: Lexx

Lexx for Solicitor General!

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 11:54 PM (zZb/S)

371
>>>You want Dr. Crusher.
You'll take Nurse Ogawa.
You'll get Dr. Pulaski.

That's enough to make someone want to join the Borg.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:53 PM (IcT7t)<<<

Resistance is futile.

Posted by: Dr. Pulaski **snapping on a rubber glove** at May 04, 2017 11:55 PM (6Hrsu)

372 Who's

Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 11:55 PM (zZb/S)

373 Several years ago a 50-something woman was hiking up a trail at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park when a mountain lion attacked her.

-
It was a mostly peaceful attack by the mammal of peace.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 10:28 PM (Nwg0u)

There was a cougar got trapped in a fenced yard here in my little town in Alberta last night. A neighbor came and opened the gate, and shooed it out of the lady's yard.

sheds barky sock

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2017 11:55 PM (0deF2)

374 Resistance is futile.


Posted by: Dr. Pulaski **snapping on a rubber glove**


You're such a pain in the ass.

Use lube, would you?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:56 PM (IcT7t)

375
TCM : Uh, oh. Kong is about to snatch Fay Wray

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:56 PM (ZO497)

376 Spock is maybe my #1 fictional crush all time, so I would take Spock as my Dr, as my professor, as my boyfriend, in any way shape or form, Spock is mine.

And, you know the Pon Farr has to be off. the. hook.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 04, 2017 11:56 PM (smD62)

377 There was a cougar got trapped in a fenced yard here
in my little town in Alberta last night. A neighbor came and opened the
gate, and shooed it out of the lady's yard.



sheds barky sock
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2017 11:55 PM (0deF2)


I bet you are overjoyed that the were re-introduced.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2017 11:57 PM (AuaS3)

378 You want Dr. Crusher

You'll settle for Dr. McCoy

You get Dr. Smith

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Major West should've shot Smith and dumped him at the nearest asteroid.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, pilot of the airwaves at May 04, 2017 11:58 PM (Z3UfH)

379 AOP - The other night you mentioned that your dog was wearing a Cone of Shame. What happened?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:58 PM (ZO497)

380 Tech advance seems to happen faster in ST, but SW has a 25ky head start.

And the Star Wars cultures have a big enough industrial advantage that they make the entire alpha and beta quadrants look like a village blacksmith.

That being said, they're different CUs in different places and different times with different rules and assumptions. These kind of discussions lead to Comic Universe Crossover discussions, and Nobody Wants That!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2017 11:58 PM (wB8Tg)

381 And, you know the Pon Farr has to be off. the. hook.

Sure, if you can wait 7 years in between.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:58 PM (IcT7t)

382 And, you know the Pon Farr has to be off. the. hook.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 04, 2017 11:56 PM (smD62)

Death by Snu-Snu!

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 04, 2017 11:58 PM (SfJSp)

383 Also, ST: DS9 had the best villain: Marc Alaimo in the role of Gul Dukat. By far the best 'evil' character in the franchise history.

Posted by: RickZ at May 04, 2017 11:59 PM (qzf/J)

384 The rise of cell phone service in remote areas in recent decades, has led to some amusing incidents. Apparently "Come get me" is not a sufficient reason to activate the regional SAR team. Just being tired (and zero balance on the sour cream and onion Pringles) is not an Emergency per se.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 11:59 PM (pQrYJ)

385 Late to the party but will say, Outstanding ONT, WeirdDave!

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at May 04, 2017 11:59 PM (hP3d7)

386 @381

I've gone 34.

I mean...7 years of no sex in exchange for some of the most gratifying, horrible, grueling, intense sex of your life....I mean...it would be worth it.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:00 AM (smD62)

387 You want Dr. Crusher

You'll settle for Dr. McCoy

You get Dr. Smith


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:54 PM


How dare you?! Bah! Be quiet, you bellicose bumpkin!

Posted by: dr. smith at May 05, 2017 12:00 AM (lmIoG)

388 ref the mortar explosion photo.

Here's a similar one from WW2, Battle of Santa Cruz 1942.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/Steichin/Steichin-16.jpg

A bomb from a Japanese dive bomber hitting the deck of the Enterprise.

"luckily" the bomb was defective and there was only a low-order detonation. still powerful enough to do a lot of damage and kill 4-5 sailors. I'm not sure if the photographer survived - I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: ArthurK at May 05, 2017 12:01 AM (Ulg0+)

389 >>>Star Trek: DS9 started getting good once Sisko shaved his head.

Posted by: RickZ at May 04, 2017 11:53 PM (qzf/J)<<<


Garak: They say that Captain Sisko is a bad mothe...
Maj. Kira and Lt. Dax: Shut yo' mouth!
Garak: But I'm talking about Sisko.

Maj. Kira and Lt. Dax: Then we can dig it.

Posted by: Deep Space Nine at May 05, 2017 12:02 AM (6Hrsu)

390 368 RickZ

Hawk!

Posted by: ibguy at May 05, 2017 12:02 AM (vUcdz)

391 These kind of discussions lead to Comic Universe Crossover discussions, and Nobody Wants That!
Posted by: Merovign,

Come on, you don't want to see Obi-wan in the gladiator ring against Thor

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:03 AM (zZb/S)

392 >> Spock is maybe my #1 fictional crush all time

So you're a regular -- what was her name? -- Nurse Chapel? The actress was Majel Barret, Gene Rodenberry's wife.

And she played the mother of Troi in TNG as well, didn't she?

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 05, 2017 12:03 AM (aKqWT)

393 Spock is maybe my #1 fictional crush all time, so I would take Spock as my Dr, as my professor, as my boyfriend, in any way shape or form, Spock is mine.

And, you know the Pon Farr has to be off. the. hook.

Posted by: Tickled Pink


Uh, you do know that Spock only goes into heat once in 7 years??

Posted by: Chazz Bono at May 05, 2017 12:03 AM (vRcUp)

394 That is one of the depressing things in Star Wars. go from Knights of the Old Republic to A New Hope and the tech has not progressed at all.

Heck the Republic/Empire medical technology with slapping mechanical bits on people is now behind the technology of Earth's First World nations in some respects.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:04 AM (QF8oJ)

395
278 252 250 comments in and no love for the fishing dog?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 11:11 PM (iJGd7)

++++

Maybe I'm too cynical. My first thought when watching the video was that it had been staged. I rewatched it. The dog is sure enough standing there watching and waiting for his chance to grab a fish. But, the bread floating in the water was surely place there by the owner, right before he fired up his phone camera to catch the result of his staging.

But, the dog was cool and got himself what he was after whether or not his owner set it up.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 04, 2017 11:20 PM (R+30W)

Dog did better fishing than I did this last weekend.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 05, 2017 12:04 AM (kIxPI)

396 I mean...7 years of no sex in exchange for some of the most gratifying,
horrible, grueling, intense sex of your life....I mean...it would be
worth it.


I'm sure the sex is great, if you survive the foreplay. It usually involves a battle to the death.

What, you don't this goalpost on wheels?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 12:05 AM (IcT7t)

397 387 You want Dr. Crusher

You'll settle for Dr. McCoy

You get Dr. Smith


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:54 PM


How dare you?! Bah! Be quiet, you bellicose bumpkin!
Posted by: dr. smith at May 05, 2017 12:00 AM (lmIoG)

Honestly, I don't see what the fuss is all about.

Posted by: Dr. Theopolis at May 05, 2017 12:05 AM (a3sfz)

398
336 Orienteering is a great skill to have and not particularly difficult with practice. For her purposes anyway.
Posted by: Common Tater

A simple red in the shed level of skill back azimuth would have saved her
Posted by: Jean at May 04, 2017 11:42 PM (zZb/S)


Our Boy Scout Troop is going to an orienteering meet this weekend. Tonight I reviewed maps of the areas with them, taught them the method of attack points to work from control to control and, perhaps most importantly, pointed out practical boundaries that would tell them they're off track and how to get back to the starting area.

I love the sport myself and, were I not a Scoutmaster, I'd be doing it way more often myself.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 05, 2017 12:05 AM (pNxlR)

399 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172158206652416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172243376234498

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172334581284864

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172450583257088

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172557697396736

Posted by: kbdabear at May 05, 2017 12:05 AM (AOrEZ)

400 So, guy wants to Skype tomorrow.

Parents will be around. I'm trying to figure out how to make this happen.

There is no way I would have 2 hours to myself...or even 1 without one or both of my parents being nosy. And, there is absolutely NO way I want him and them to meet. Or talk. Or even make eye contact.

But, I don't exactly want to go for a walk and skype with my phone either. Holding the phone that long would be a nightmare.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:06 AM (smD62)

401 Speaking of which, can I get Alexa built into a Dr. Theopolis case with the original voice? I'd pay at least fourteen dollars for something like that.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at May 05, 2017 12:06 AM (a3sfz)

402 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172655009435649

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172750513635328

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860172908261408768

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860173010829012992

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/860173124775628800

Posted by: kbdabear at May 05, 2017 12:06 AM (AOrEZ)

403 Beckoning Chasm, check your Comm Centre.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:07 AM (QF8oJ)

404 "There was a cougar got trapped in a fenced yard here in my little town in Alberta last night."

They will go over fences like you would not *believe*.

Antigravity.

Although I can imagine one for various reasons not sticking the landing on the entry, and getting hurt, and being unable to exit.

Or, relying on a running jump on the way in to the yard, and not realizing that there isn't enough room for a comparable performance on the way out.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:07 AM (qJjMA)

405 WD, another fine ONT. Thanks.

Posted by: tbodie at May 05, 2017 12:07 AM (eg609)

406
The best, most precise definition of Fascism I can think of is....


obamacare.

An insidious collusion between government and private enterprise giving total control over so many by so few.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 12:07 AM (0LDLp)

407

I think Klingon sex takes the cake. Remember that DS9 episode where Worf and Dax got it on? They came back limping to the DS9 doctor, who explained to his nurse that Klingon mating generally results in broken bones and such.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 05, 2017 12:07 AM (aKqWT)

408 Our Boy Scout Troop is going to an orienteering meet this weekend.
I'm surprised those homophobes know any Chinese people at all!!!

Posted by: rebecca theodore at May 05, 2017 12:08 AM (nlbfN)

409 Is it just me, or has everyone got a new Thought Criminal ID?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 05, 2017 12:08 AM (e9G8E)

410 @392

She also played Number One to Captain Pike

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:08 AM (smD62)

411 I've watched a few TNG episodes, but I've never seen Dr. Pulaski. Doing an image search, I wouldn't say she's "hawt", but (I'm sure ScoggDog would back me up), she's a "one".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (vRcUp)

412 Majel Barret - Number One, Chapel, Luxwana Troi, and ship's computer voice.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (QF8oJ)

413 But, I don't exactly want to go for a walk and skype with my phone either. Holding the phone that long would be a nightmare.
Posted by: Tickled Pink


Go to a study room in a library.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (GgzGa)

414 Yeah, I remember an early TNG where Worf said something about "human women are too... ... 'fragile'" for sex with Klingons.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (nlbfN)

415 But, I don't exactly want to go for a walk and skype with my phone either. Holding the phone that long would be a nightmare.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:06 AM (smD62)

Plus it's really hard to fap and walk at the same time.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (0mRoj)

416 One kid is doing an orienteering field trip at school tomorrow. I was shocked it was happening

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (zZb/S)

417 And the fact that I knew that explains so much about why I am single right now.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (smD62)

418 >>>Heck the Republic/Empire medical technology with
slapping mechanical bits on people is now behind the technology of
Earth's First World nations in some respects.


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:04 AM (QF8oJ)<<<


Not so bad. I call my right hand "The Stranger".

Posted by: Luke Skywalker at May 05, 2017 12:10 AM (6Hrsu)

419 410 TP (Heh)

And a guest shot on Bab5, as well.

Posted by: ibguy at May 05, 2017 12:10 AM (vUcdz)

420 She also played Number One to Captain Pike
beep
beep
beep

Posted by: capt. christopher pike at May 05, 2017 12:10 AM (nlbfN)

421
An insidious collusion between government and private enterprise giving total control over so many by so few.
Posted by: Soothsayer


I think we should just skip to the chase and call it Eugenics and then mash it into the Left's faces.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 05, 2017 12:10 AM (GgzGa)

422 Hmm. Cage match, Kong vs. T. Rex.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:11 AM (ZO497)

423 250 comments in and no love for the fishing dog?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 04, 2017 11:11 PM (iJGd7)

Twatter videos don't play in any of my computers. Probably a Java thing. So I got a 0.5 second look at a dog standing in a pond, and then the screen blanks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:11 AM (0deF2)

424

huhuhuh uh huhuh... you said "It's really hard"... huhuhuh

Posted by: butthead at May 05, 2017 12:11 AM (lmIoG)

425 Hmm. Cage match, Kong vs. T. Rex.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
----------

Kong has better reach.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:11 AM (ZO497)

426 @415....

Okay thats just gross. There is no fapping to be had; get your head out of the gutter.

It is innocent chit chat between two nice people getting to know each other.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:12 AM (smD62)

427 422 Hmm. Cage match, Kong vs. T. Rex.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:11 AM (ZO497)

Kong vs Godzilla

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:12 AM (0mRoj)

428 Also, ST: DS9 had the best villain: Marc Alaimo in the role of Gul Dukat. By far the best 'evil' character in the franchise history.

Posted by: RickZ


Ok, just looked this up on wikipedia. His race is "Cardassian".

Is there nothing their evil cannot defile?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:12 AM (vRcUp)

429 Actress who played Dr. Pulaski, Diana Muldaur, also starred in the TOS episode "Is There In Truth No Beauty" as Dr. Miranda Jones.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:12 AM (QF8oJ)

430 Hmm. Cage match, Kong vs. T. Rex.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Jar-Jar vs Wesley Chrusher

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:12 AM (zZb/S)

431
For all you creepy clown lovers out there --

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mwmovxs

To be fair, there are other photos where the painted portions have been touched up.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 05, 2017 12:13 AM (pNxlR)

432 430 Jean

cf: Iran vs Iraq.

Posted by: ibguy at May 05, 2017 12:14 AM (vUcdz)

433 Willow Ufgood vs. Tyrion Lannister

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:15 AM (0mRoj)

434
Bill Gates is pushing MSoft to interface Windows10 to all future toilets. First low flush and now this.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 05, 2017 12:15 AM (pNxlR)

435 That's it for me. See y'all late tomorrow. (I've got alot of work to do in the morning.)

Posted by: andycanuck at May 05, 2017 12:16 AM (nlbfN)

436 I think that during a Human - Klingon honeymoon, it would be considered auspicious if a spleen were ruptured or if a mandible was torn clean off the skull...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 05, 2017 12:16 AM (e9G8E)

437 Ah, Mike Hammer, you're watching TCM! I watched both of the Black Lagoon shows earlier tonight. The first Creature story has got to be the most erotically voyeuristic piece of film done in the fifties - that part where the monster is swimming under her, ogling her swimsuit for the longest time? (and we, the audience, are treated to the same ogling view)

And then the 2nd Creature movie, Revenge, was just mean. They have the male lead torturing the creature and then saying things like "He appears to be remarkably intelligent. He seems to recognize that I am coming here to zap him with this giant 50,000 volt cattle prod. Interesting." After enough of that, you WANT the creature to go berserk and start busting some heads.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 05, 2017 12:16 AM (V2Yro)

438 So, guy wants to Skype tomorrow.


Tell the 'rents it's a business meeting. If they ask what kind you can tell them, "None of yours."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 12:16 AM (IcT7t)

439 Krebs, that ain't nothing.

Now you can control your slow cooker at home via Wi-Fi and a smartphone app.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:16 AM (QF8oJ)

440 434
Bill Gates is pushing MSoft to interface Windows10 to all future toilets. First low flush and now this.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 05, 2017 12:15 AM (pNxlR)

Great. The blue Ty-D-Bol of Death.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:17 AM (0mRoj)

441 Our Boy Scout Troop is going to an orienteering meet this weekend.
I'm surprised those homophobes know any Chinese people at all!!!

Posted by: rebecca theodore


Why is "oriental" suddenly offensive? It just means "from the east". There was a reference to some character in Bonanza (Hop Sing) on the previous thread. I'd never heard of him, but when I looked on wikipedia it said he was an asian (previously referred to by 'oriental'). Why is that so offensive?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:17 AM (vRcUp)

442 Willow Ufgood vs. Tyrion Lannister
Posted by: Insomniac

See which one the Hulk can throw farther

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:17 AM (zZb/S)

443 And the fact that I knew that explains so much about why I am single right now.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (smD62)


To mix genres, "Oh no, seriously? That's an extra to these people! It's like leather bucket seats, it's double the price!"

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2017 12:17 AM (wB8Tg)

444 After enough of that, you WANT the creature to go berserk and start busting some heads.
Posted by: Tom Servo
------------

Yeah, I was cheering for the creature.

At this point, I'm cheering for Kong.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:17 AM (ZO497)

445 @438

ROFL....that is so clever.

Even if I had the nerve to use it, they would know there is no way I came up with that on my own.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:18 AM (smD62)

446 426 @415....

Okay thats just gross. There is no fapping to be had; get your head out of the gutter.

It is innocent chit chat between two nice people getting to know each other.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:12 AM (smD62)

Mmm hmmm. Of course.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:18 AM (0mRoj)

447 206,
"Bab5 was great for a number of reasons. It's treatment of religion
was one. It's "this is how you get a dictatorship and why fighting is
important" storyline was another. He even had an EarthGov official say
"Peace in our time" in one episode.



Sadly, the first season is a poor lead-in for the seasons that follow.

Posted by: junior




Agreed. The fifth season had a "rushed" feeling to it. I read that
they didn't think they were going to get a fifth season so they did the
Series finale at the end of Season 4. Alas, they did get one and had to
come up with some ideas for Season 5. Still, one of the best Sci Fi show
ever!
"

The first season set up many of the story lines/arcs that were to follow. One difference with it was JMS who thought up the entire story didn't write many of the 1st season episodes but did write just about every one after that. Fans, at the time, were very unhappy that Jeff Sinclair left as the station commander after the first season.

They did think that the 4th season would be the last and JMS pushed things that would have been in the 5th into the 4th to have cloture. The actual ending was filmed then but with the renewal for the 5th it wasn't shown until the end of the 5th season. The 5th has some good episodes.

However nothing beats, for me, "Comes the Inquisitor" and "Severed Dreams" plus the movie "In the Beginning."

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 05, 2017 12:19 AM (d3wbb)

448 ST: DS9 had the best character as well, Quark. To me, Quark stole every scene he was in. Cynicism coupled with sarcasm is a hard combo to beat.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 12:19 AM (qzf/J)

449 Even if I had the nerve to use it, they would know there is no way I came up with that on my own.

No worries, I'm the bad advice guy. Now I'd tell you to do the opposite of what I just said, but then you wouldn't have any options.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 12:20 AM (IcT7t)

450 Green Orion slave girl v. green Jabba's palace slave girl

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:20 AM (0mRoj)

451 "By far the best 'evil' character in the franchise history."

Bolos were mentioned by redc1c4 upthread.

By those lights, counting artificial intelligences, the best "evil" character in the franchise history was in TOS, the special guest star of _The Doomsday Machine_.

A huge ancient robot that would not communicate or interact other than to kill you. With all of the singleminded lethal mechanical focus of a Terminator, except many orders of magnitude larger. Which ate entire planets for fuel and would rip apart a _Constitution_-class starship on the way to its next meal without breathing hard.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:20 AM (qJjMA)

452 If you tell your parents that you need to chat nude with some guy on the internet for a few hours, I'm sure they will leave.

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:20 AM (zZb/S)

453 434; pretty much where microturd belongs. in the shitter. fuck bill gates.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 05, 2017 12:21 AM (KP5rU)

454 Bill Gates lives. Yet Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie are passed on. There is no justice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:21 AM (vRcUp)

455 Cage match - TOS Doomsday Machine vs a Saberhagen Beserker.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:21 AM (QF8oJ)

456 *** Pendant Alert ***

That reply to Bill gates needs a period or semicolon after "Bill" instead of a comma.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 05, 2017 12:22 AM (LMcFk)

457 >>>ST: DS9 had the best character as well, Quark. To
me, Quark stole every scene he was in. Cynicism coupled with sarcasm is
a hard combo to beat.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 12:19 AM (qzf/J)<<<

...

Posted by: Morn at May 05, 2017 12:22 AM (6Hrsu)

458 374 Resistance is futile.


Posted by: Dr. Pulaski **snapping on a rubber glove**

You're such a pain in the ass.

Use lube, would you?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 11:56 PM (IcT7t)

---

well i'd say some man has been Here before

Posted by: Dr P. at May 05, 2017 12:22 AM (vChNs)

459 Heh. Kong pulling Wray's clothes off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:22 AM (ZO497)

460
384 The rise of cell phone service in remote areas in recent decades, has led to some amusing incidents. Apparently "Come get me" is not a sufficient reason to activate the regional SAR team. Just being tired (and zero balance on the sour cream and onion Pringles) is not an Emergency per se.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 04, 2017 11:59 PM (pQrYJ)


Most wilderness first aid courses tell you that the local SAR groups have total discretion as to when and if they'll come get you. It can be hours and, if matters are serious, you could wind up dead, easily.

Don't do dumbs things out there in the great outdoors that can get you hurt in the first place, kiddos.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 05, 2017 12:22 AM (pNxlR)

461 Ok, just looked this up on wikipedia. His race is "Cardassian".

Is there nothing their evil cannot defile?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:12 AM (vRcUp)


But Gul Dukut was an especially oleaginous loathsome character.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 12:22 AM (qzf/J)

462 Bill's grammar checker should have caught that

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (zZb/S)

463 The next great fantasy series done right should be "The Black Company", but they'll probably avoid it for another twenty years.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (c1VpD)

464 456 *** Pendant Alert ***

That reply to Bill gates needs a period or semicolon after "Bill" instead of a comma.
Posted by: Average Guy at May 05, 2017 12:22 AM (LMcFk)

Don't hang that around our necks.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (0mRoj)

465 @452

Haha, no...they would disconnect the internet and put my laptop in the dishwasher.

Also, they wouldn't believe me.

Although....when they came home from out of town last week, went in my bathroom and saw makeup on the counter...that did cause some questions lol

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (smD62)

466 Ken Thompson is still alive isn't he. Last I read, he was working for Google.

He's on some project where he got together with others who hate C++.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (aKqWT)

467 Heh. Kong pulling Wray's clothes off.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
--------

Now copping a feel.

"Bad monkey! Bad monkey!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (ZO497)

468 Gelatinous Cube vs The Blob

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (0mRoj)

469 Twatter videos don't play in any of my computers. Probably a Java thing. So I got a 0.5 second look at a dog standing in a pond, and then the screen blanks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:11 AM (0deF2)

++++

Are you using an older Windows OS and something other than Chrome as a browser?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (R+30W)

470 Okay thats just gross.
---
no.

gross is when you kiss your grandmother goodnight and she runs her tongue down your throat.



you're welcome.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 12:24 AM (MnRda)

471 467 Heh. Kong pulling Wray's clothes off.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
--------

Now copping a feel.

"Bad monkey! Bad monkey!
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (ZO497)

That's a spankin'!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:24 AM (0mRoj)

472 467. Discipline the simian, should she?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 05, 2017 12:25 AM (TwwWO)

473 A recent show, that my better half and I enjoyed, that brought the series to an end, while leaving themselves the possibility of a sequel, was Grimm which concluded at the end of the 6th season.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 05, 2017 12:25 AM (d3wbb)

474 well i'd say some man has been Here before

No, just used to eat a lot of that "Mueslix" cereal.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 12:25 AM (IcT7t)

475 The only Ferengi who was even better than Quark was the Grand Nagus. Of course.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 05, 2017 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

476 "Bill Gates is pushing MSoft to interface Windows10 to all future toilets."

::: animated toilet paper roll :::

It looks like you're trying to take a dump. Can I help?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:25 AM (qJjMA)

477 Why is "oriental" suddenly offensive? It just means "from the east".
There was a reference to some character in Bonanza (Hop Sing) on the
previous thread. I'd never heard of him, but when I looked on wikipedia
it said he was an asian (previously referred to by 'oriental'). Why is
that so offensive?


This one comes right out of room 101 too. The left knows (and they're right), that if you control the language you can control the people. When Winston Smith finally breaks down and allows them to define reality as whatever Big Brother says it is using words that mean whatever BB says they mean-that's when they've won. Shifting definitions of words and evolving lists of what's "offensive" are the bush league version of this process. Think of it as the T-ball game to entertain the crowd before the first pitch of the totalitarian World Series.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 12:25 AM (iJGd7)

478 "she blinded me with science" is bigoted. Attraction is culturally conditioned. It has nothing to do with science.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:26 AM (vRcUp)

479 I know this is heresy, but I think Jeffrey Hunter as Capt. Pike would have been a better deal, no disrespect to Shatner. The pilot episode is pretty cool (the buttheads) and Susan Oliver was really, really gorgeous and a fine actress.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 12:26 AM (pQrYJ)

480

Grand Nagus was played by the guy from The Princess Bride

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 12:27 AM (0LDLp)

481 478 "she blinded me with science" is bigoted. Attraction is culturally conditioned. It has nothing to do with science.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:26 AM (vRcUp)

"And here we are testing the effects of a strong base on ocular physical integrity and vision" seems pretty scientific.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:27 AM (0mRoj)

482 >>>The next great fantasy series done right should be "The Black Company", but they'll probably avoid it for another twenty years.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (c1VpD)<<<

The African-American Company.

Posted by: MFM styleguides at May 05, 2017 12:27 AM (6Hrsu)

483
Nurse Ratchet played Kai Wyn

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM (0LDLp)

484 Inconceivable!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM (TwwWO)

485
He's on some project where he got together with others who hate C++.
Posted by: publius

Cool a chrome and Google doc port to MenuetOS would be awesome

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM (zZb/S)

486 My dad loved Bonanza, we watched it religiously when I was young. I do have to say that Hop Sing was to Asian characters what Step'n'Fetch it was to black ones.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM (V2Yro)

487 There is the official story on why Hunter's Capt. Pike was dropped, that when NBC wanted the second pilot he was no longer available. Recently another version has emerged stating that Hunter's wife was the impediment. Then Hunter proceeded to die.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM (QF8oJ)

488 Fans, at the time, were very unhappy that Jeff Sinclair left as the station commander after the first season.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 05, 2017 12:19 AM (d3wbb)


And at the time they weren't told that he had a real, no shit nervous breakdown and couldn't work. As in for-reals chemical mental illness.

Very sad, he had a great screen presence.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2017 12:29 AM (wB8Tg)

489 >>>Grand Nagus was played by the guy from The Princess Bride

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 12:27 AM (0LDLp)<<<

Never go against a Ferengi when latinum is on the line.

Posted by: Grand Nagus Zek at May 05, 2017 12:29 AM (6Hrsu)

490 "By far the best 'evil' character in the franchise history."

---

Your agonizer please

Posted by: bearded Spock at May 05, 2017 12:29 AM (vChNs)

491
462 Bill's grammar checker should have caught that
Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (zZb/S)


I sure woulda should have!

Posted by: The Loathesome Mr. Clippy at May 05, 2017 12:29 AM (pNxlR)

492
Ace would love this.

This will be the cutest thing you've seen all week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YaH-y9taAE

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 12:30 AM (0LDLp)

493 Plus it's really hard to fap and walk at the same time.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 05, 2017 12:09 AM (0mRoj)

You're doing it wrong then.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 05, 2017 12:32 AM (Jcg9Q)

494 A recent show, that my better half and I enjoyed, that brought the series to an end, while leaving themselves the possibility of a sequel, was Grimm which concluded at the end of the 6th season.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 05, 2017 12:25 AM (d3wbb)


For a Big 3 network series, Grimm was all kinds of fun, with many good story arcs/plot twists. I loved the introduction of Nick and Monroe, with Nick watching Monroe, a vegetarian Blutbad, marking his fences outside.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 12:33 AM (qzf/J)

495 So is Fay Wray now spanking the monkey?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 12:34 AM (QF8oJ)

496 I bet you are overjoyed that the were re-introduced.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2017 11:57 PM (AuaS3)

They have never been eradicated here. I am about 60 miles as the crow flies from the forested part of the Rocky Mountain foothills, and wildlife is abundant there. The big cats can travel the river valleys, and come a long way out into the plains without too much trouble at all. We have moose here; I have found moose droppings in my yard. Deer are everywhere. And one year I saw antelope on the quarter south of me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:35 AM (0deF2)

497 The.guys.get.pendants.
OK????

Posted by: 1978 Paul Anka 2.0 at May 05, 2017 12:35 AM (GgzGa)

498 Fargo is looking pretty good so far this season. Three episodes in and it keeps getting more interesting.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:35 AM (R+30W)

499 Fans, at the time, were very unhappy that Jeff Sinclair left as the station commander after the first season.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 05, 2017 12:19 AM (d3wbb)
=====

And at the time they weren't told that he had a real, no shit nervous breakdown and couldn't work. As in for-reals chemical mental illness.

Very sad, he had a great screen presence.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2017 12:29 AM (wB8Tg)


And the onset of dementia.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 12:35 AM (qzf/J)

500 AOP - The other night you mentioned that your dog was wearing a Cone of Shame. What happened?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:58 PM (ZO497)

She got a hematoma in her left ear, and had surgery to have it removed. So her ear is a mass of sutures right now. She is doing well, though. Snoozing on the floor right near me now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:36 AM (0deF2)

501 486 My dad loved Bonanza, we watched it religiously when I was young. I do have to say that Hop Sing was to Asian characters what Step'n'Fetch it was to black ones.

There's an old radio program from the 50s, starring John Dehner, I think it might be Paladin, where he has an asian sidekick when he is in town named "Hey Boy." Very bad accent, the whole nine yards. "Heya Mistur Pawadin..."

I guess Jack Lord was considered for the Pike/Kirk role. I can picture that. Not sure how it would have worked. Fine I suppose.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 12:38 AM (pQrYJ)

502 Damn, did I type "pendant?" Ugh. Can't even blame autocorrect.

Posted by: Average Guy at May 05, 2017 12:39 AM (LMcFk)

503 California Seeks To Tax Rocket Launches
The proposal says that California-based companies that launch spacecraft will have to pay a tax based upon "mileage" traveled by that spacecraft from California. (No, we're not exactly sure what this means, either). The proposed regulations were first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, and Thomas Lo Grossman, a tax attorney at the Franchise Tax Board, told the newspaper that the rules are designed to mirror the ways taxes are levied on terrestrial transportation and logistics firms operating in California, like trucking or train companies. The tax board is seeking public input from now until June 16, when it is expected to vote on the proposed tax. The federal government already has its own taxes for commercial space companies, and until now no other state has proposed taxing commercial spaceflight. In fact most other states, including places like Florida, Texas, and Georgia, offer launch providers tax incentives to move business into their areas.


https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/05/04/2139204
california-
seeks-to-tax-rocket-launches-which-are-already-taxed

"Based on mileage traveled." Unbelievable.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:40 AM (R+30W)

504 Or, relying on a running jump on the way in to the yard, and not realizing that there isn't enough room for a comparable performance on the way out.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:07 AM (qJjMA)

I suspect that was the case. Yard might have been cluttered.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:41 AM (0deF2)

505 >>> Twatter videos don't play in any of my computers.

"Are you using an older Windows OS and something other than Chrome as a browser?"

TWTR videos wouldn't play for Pale Moon on Linux up till about three builds ago. I really wasn't much bothered by it, and never bothered with trying to fault-tree-analyze the issue.

If the rare circumstance occurred where I really wanted to see something, I'd just switch to another machine within easy reach. But then as of the something-something release of PM, all of a sudden videos on Twitter woke up and ran.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:41 AM (qJjMA)

506 Ken Thompson is still alive isn't he. Last I read, he was working for Google.

He's on some project where he got together with others who hate C++.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius)


You are correct, sir. I'm drunker than Hillary on election night. That is my excuse.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:42 AM (vRcUp)

507 we're a special kind of stupid here in #Failifornia.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 12:42 AM (MnRda)

508 I would just like to re-iterate....no fapping.

Just normal, decent conversation. I'm sure you'd be bored.

Things like....Show me your dog so I can baby talk it and Would you like to learn how to make the perfect crepe? Have you heard of crepes?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:42 AM (smD62)

509 She got a hematoma in her left ear, and had surgery to have it removed. So her ear is a mass of sutures right now. She is doing well, though. Snoozing on the floor right near me now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------

Sorry to hear that, no pun intended.

I'm betting it was a pricey trip to the vet, at least all of ours for such things are. Quite possibly Alberta vets haven't reached the boutique stage yet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:43 AM (ZO497)

510 Can't even blame autocorrect.
---
sure you can... everyone does it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 12:43 AM (MnRda)

511 "Based on mileage traveled." Unbelievable.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:40 AM (R+30W)


They just want to make sure none of that nasty entrepreneurism or innovation happen in California.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2017 12:43 AM (wB8Tg)

512 A Makita drill, start rollin' back the odometer cable CCW, should save some money.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 12:44 AM (pQrYJ)

513 "Based on mileage traveled." Unbelievable.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:40 AM (R+30W)


I'd tell them: I'll pay the tax based upon the mileage travelled between your brain and Uranus. From my calculations, that works out to about a buck fifty.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 12:44 AM (qzf/J)

514
https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/05/04/2139204/
california-
seeks-to-tax-rocket-launches-which-are-already-taxed

"Based on mileage traveled." Unbelievable.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:40 AM (R+30W)


Kiss another industry good bye, asshats!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 05, 2017 12:45 AM (pNxlR)

515 At this point, I'm cheering for Kong.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:17 AM (ZO497)

Fay Wray, Kong's squeeze, was an Alberta girl from the little Mormon town of Cardston. There is a nice carriage museum there, now. And a little monument to honor Fay Wray.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:47 AM (0deF2)

516 California: Tax anything that moves until it stops moving- or leaves the state.

Posted by: Aetius451AD's work phone at May 05, 2017 12:47 AM (SfJSp)

517 Bad news for Kong, the AAF has arrived.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:48 AM (ZO497)

518 countdown to Space X leaving SoCal in 10...9...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 12:49 AM (MnRda)

519 501 486 My dad loved Bonanza, we watched it religiously when I was young.


Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 12:38 AM (pQrYJ)

For yeah verily, the great large Prophet, Hoss, was in the Forest when he was heard to say... we will mine the earth for its metals, and till the soil for our Grains, and butcher our cattle for our meat... for it is good....

To which the Apostle Little Joe replied... and yeah, we will fall in love with a different girl weekly... for that is the way the Lord wishes us to love...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 05, 2017 12:49 AM (NgKpN)

520 "Would you like to learn how to make the perfect crepe? Have you heard of crepes?"

Oh my gosh. I would have SO much fun deliberately playing the untutored, provincial Ugly American.

"Crepes. Like, um, as in the paper? You *eat* that stuff over there? Don't take this the wrong way, but that's totally weird."

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:49 AM (qJjMA)

521 505 >>> Twatter videos don't play in any of my computers.

"Are you using an older Windows OS and something other than Chrome as a browser?"

TWTR videos wouldn't play for Pale Moon on Linux up till about three builds ago. I really wasn't much bothered by it, and never bothered with trying to fault-tree-analyze the issue.

If the rare circumstance occurred where I really wanted to see something, I'd just switch to another machine within easy reach. But then as of the something-something release of PM, all of a sudden videos on Twitter woke up and ran.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:41 AM (qJjMA)

++++

Twitter is using a video format that is not built into XP (nor I think Vista) machines. It is built into Win 7. Most browsers, like PM and FF, look to the OS for the codec. So, by default, the video won't play. The codec is partially owned by Google, so they built it into Chrome. But, this only applies to the actual Chrome distributed by Google. It is not in Chromium or any of the Chrome variants. I think that's because Google won't let any other browsers include it unless they pay licensing to Google.

If you are on an old version of Windows, the only way to get those videos to play in the browser is with Chrome. Or, you can download the video, and then it will play with VLC, since they also have the codec built in.

Not sure of the ins and outs with Linux.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:50 AM (R+30W)

522
California: Tax anything that moves until it stops moving- or leaves the state.z
---
then subsidize it.

what we need to invent is extra-terrestrial high speed rail!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 12:50 AM (MnRda)

523 Are you using an older Windows OS and something other than Chrome as a browser?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:23 AM (R+30W)

Win 7 on this machine; Linux on the one in AZ. Pale Moon as the browser in both. Chrome is a google product, so evil.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:51 AM (0deF2)

524 we're a special kind of stupid here in #Failifornia.

Posted by: redc1c4


Hey, youse guys. Don't sell us Noo Yawkas short.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 12:51 AM (vRcUp)

525 @520.....I love crepes too much to pretend.

As soon as he mentioned crepes, I was done.

YES PLEASE

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 05, 2017 12:52 AM (smD62)

526 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 12:40 AM (R+30W)

Uh... Calif does not own the Air space, nor out of the atmosphere...

So this is like taxing a Trucker, for the miles he drove OUTSIDE the State, because he drove through the State....

Yes, this State IS insane

Posted by: Don Q. at May 05, 2017 12:52 AM (NgKpN)

527 re: Taxes

An interesting blurb I read somewhere is Trump, or someone in his Administration, is proposing eliminating the Federal income tax deduction for state income taxes paid. It would be a hit on residents of high taxed blue states like NY, IL and CA. They state that blue states get away with high taxes because taxpayers don't feel the full bite thanks to the Fed income tax deduction for the high state taxes. I'm all for this change. Hit the blue states where it hurts them the most, their residents bitching to The Powers That Be about high tax rates. In other words, make the blue states pay their fair share of Fed income taxes. I'll even be kind so there's no rash of sudden heart attacks: Phase out the deduction by 20% per year over five years, just like they did with the interest paid deduction.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 12:52 AM (qzf/J)

528 Heh. I was wrong, Navy Reserve aircraft. Bastards.

Planes used were: Curtiss O2C-2
Consolidated NY-1 or 2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:53 AM (ZO497)

529
Sounds like a stripper name, 'Crepes Suzette'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:55 AM (ZO497)

530 Spock is maybe my #1 fictional crush all time, so I would take Spock as my Dr, as my professor, as my boyfriend, in any way shape or form, Spock is mine.


And, you know the Pon Farr has to be off. the. hook.
--

Youthful Shibumi LOVED Spock. All that logic and no emotion. Not really sure why that was appealing. Maybe it was the Smart.

Old, grizzled Shibumi is more into Captain Kirk. Sure, he's a man whore, but the sex would be good and afterwards, he'd tell you amusing anecdotes. You're not going to get amusing anecdotes with Spock. Ever.

/yeah, pretty sure Captain Picard isn't going to have "fun anecdotes." Riker might...

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 12:55 AM (8zWAk)

531 441 Our Boy Scout Troop is going to an orienteering meet this weekend.
I'm surprised those homophobes know any Chinese people at all!!!

Posted by: rebecca theodore

Why is "oriental" suddenly offensive? It just means "from the east". There was a reference to some character in Bonanza (Hop Sing) on the previous thread. I'd never heard of him, but when I looked on wikipedia it said he was an asian (previously referred to by 'oriental'). Why is that so offensive?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


SJWs will tell you that term is "Euro-centric" (and thus colonialist or some such). No word on any ruling pertaining to the word "occidental". Someone should tell the Board of Trustees at Occidental College their institution's name is offensive.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 05, 2017 12:56 AM (di1hb)

532 "'Based on mileage traveled.' Unbelievable."

In the aftermath of Apollo 13, some of the back office staff at Grumman typed up and sent an invoice to their counterparts at North American Aviation for the Grumman lunar module having successfully hauled NAA's busted command-service modules back from the Moon.

Based on mileage traveled.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:56 AM (qJjMA)

533
The unintended (certainly) double meaning hidden in the phrase "Taco Bell's ATM" is all too true, especially in recent years.

Smells like it... and tastes like it, too!

Posted by: Double Entendres: What Doo They Do? at May 05, 2017 12:57 AM (pNxlR)

534 488,

"And at the time they weren't told that he had a real, no shit nervous
breakdown and couldn't work. As in for-reals chemical mental illness.



Very sad, he had a great screen presence."

It was great that he returned for the 2 parter that made his character a presence that was there throughout the rest of the series.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 05, 2017 12:57 AM (d3wbb)

535 wait'll it occurs to those greedy fucks at the FTB to tax all satellites made here by the mile traveled.

in fact, i think i'll throw that idea into the public comments, along with praising this idiocy.

choke them on their own stupidity.

that way Moonbeam will *never* get his anti-Trump Glowbulb Warming satellite

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 12:58 AM (MnRda)

536 If the rare circumstance occurred where I really wanted to see something, I'd just switch to another machine within easy reach. But then as of the something-something release of PM, all of a sudden videos on Twitter woke up and ran.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 12:41 AM (qJjMA)

I tend to be gunshy about updating programs I use a lot, because if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Sometimes updates take away functionality that I use. But Pale Moon has been nagging me to update for some time, so maybe I will try that, after first ensuring I have a restore point set in Windows.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:59 AM (0deF2)

537 Fay Wray, Kong's squeeze, was an Alberta girl from the little Mormon
town of Cardston. There is a nice carriage museum there, now. And a
little monument to honor Fay Wray.


And, believe it or not, I've been there. A few years back I got stuck in Alberta unexpectedly for an extra week, and my in-laws too me on a forced death march to ALL of the tourist attractions in southern Alberta, I think they felt compelled to entertain me. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoyed most of them immensely. The paleontology museum was cool, so was head-smashed-in buffalo jump. Fort Whoop Up has a great slogan ("Founded by scoundrels"). The slide at Frank was fascinating, going over the border to BC to see the worlds largest truck was less so. By the time we got to Vulcan (And here's a statue of Spock!) I had just about had my fill of Alberta tourism.

BTW, the dam busters museum is a must see for any war buff.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:00 AM (iJGd7)

538 I'm betting it was a pricey trip to the vet, at least all of ours for such things are. Quite possibly Alberta vets haven't reached the boutique stage yet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 12:43 AM (ZO497)

Six hundred dollars and change. I said, "for that kind of money, I could get two cats. Not second-hand ones, either, but new ones, with a warranty."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 01:01 AM (0deF2)

539 hahahaha.

The 4chan kids have bent over Macron.

They found and posted images from his offshore bank account which may prove that he lied and is guilty of tax evasion. Macron said he didn't have an account in the Bahamas.

He was not lying. It's in the Caymans.

Story over at Gateway Pundit, with images, from 4chan.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 01:02 AM (8zWAk)

540 Win 7 on this machine; Linux on the one in AZ. Pale Moon as the browser in both. Chrome is a google product, so evil.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 12:51 AM (0deF2)

++++

My guess would be that your Win 7 is out of date. Most people with that OS can play Twitter vids. Something with the Windows Media Foundation (WFM) on the machine is likely the culprit.

This site lets you download twitter videos, which you can then play with vlc.

https://savedeo.com/sites/twitter

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 01:02 AM (R+30W)

541 Apollo 13, iirc, was where one Astronaut was swapped out at the last minute right? Well, he radio'd back (Jack Swigart?) and said "hey, in all this confusion I forgot to file my taxes." They all laughed, but he was serious. So they looked into it, and it turned out there was a 30 day exemption for those "out of the country", and the Apollo mission certainly qualified.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 01:03 AM (pQrYJ)

542 A company of can't-hit-the-broadside-of-a-Jawa-sandcrawler Storm Troopers vs a regiment of Red Shirts...

... who wins?

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 05, 2017 01:03 AM (6Hrsu)

543 Six hundred dollars and change. I said, "for that kind of money, I could
get two cats. Not second-hand ones, either, but new ones, with a
warranty."
--

Yeah, that was my problem. I got a used cat and totally did not get a warranty. I'll ask next time.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 01:03 AM (8zWAk)

544 Youthful Shibumi LOVED Spock. All that logic and no emotion. Not really sure why that was appealing. Maybe it was the Smart.

Old, grizzled Shibumi is more into Captain Kirk. Sure, he's a man whore, but the sex would be good and afterwards, he'd tell you amusing anecdotes. You're not going to get amusing anecdotes with Spock. Ever.

/yeah, pretty sure Captain Picard isn't going to have "fun anecdotes." Riker might...


Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 12:55 AM (8zWAk)


But Data will love you long time. Until you're plumb wore out screaming 'No fucking more!' Or 'No more fucking!' depending on whether you're into nouns, gerunds or adjectives.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 01:04 AM (qzf/J)

545 4 chan are my new heroes...

they Fing rock.

reminder, they did say they were going to go after him

weaponized autism indeed.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 01:04 AM (MnRda)

546 If Macron does have an off-shore account, it plays into Le Pen's panting of him at the Whirlpool factory in Amiens when she called him out for only meeting with the chamber of commerce and not with the working people.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 01:04 AM (QF8oJ)

547 But Data will love you long time. Until you're plumb wore out screaming 'No fucking more!' Or 'No more fucking!' depending on whether you're into nouns, gerunds or adjectives.
---

Yeah, and Data does have a cat, so there's that.

So.. I guess 1960's Kirk first, then Data, then maybe Riker and then, when that 7th year hits, it's all about Spock!

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 01:07 AM (8zWAk)

548 Anecdotes? You want anecdotes? Honey, let me tell you about this one time I was off the shoulder of Orion...

Posted by: Roy Batty at May 05, 2017 01:08 AM (pIW4p)

549 Shibumi will do a karaoke version of "X's and O's" with all the guys of Star Trek????

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 01:08 AM (QF8oJ)

550 So.. I guess 1960's Kirk first, then Data, then maybe Riker and then, when that 7th year hits, it's all about Spock!

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 01:07 AM (8zWAk)


LOL!

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 01:09 AM (qzf/J)

551 Meanwhile over at 4chan /pol/ :

Operation Joana d'Arc Edition!
-We will be pushing his tax evasion (not totally confirmed but likely)
-Macron is utilizing a CIA banker to hide his bribes from the US.
-The CIA/NED have been helping the other candidates with money laundered through the NED, NDI, FJJ, and FRS. All NED backed candidates have backed Macron. (Remember the CIA banker)
-Make memes so it sticks to the young
-make #LeCuck trending
-play on anti american sentiment

/lol LeCuck

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 01:09 AM (8zWAk)

552 >>>But Data will love you long time. Until you're plumb
wore out screaming 'No fucking more!' Or 'No more fucking!' depending
on whether you're into nouns, gerunds or adjectives.
---
Yeah, and Data does have a cat, so there's that.
So.. I guess 1960's Kirk first, then Data, then maybe Riker and then, when that 7th year hits, it's all about Spock!
Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 01:07 AM (8zWAk)<<<





Huh. You'd figure the whole shape-shifting thing would get more interest from the ladies.

Posted by: Odo at May 05, 2017 01:09 AM (6Hrsu)

553 In New York City, monkey spank you.

Posted by: Yakov Smirnov at May 05, 2017 01:09 AM (JZdsf)

554 what's really funny is that ZH carried a story earlier today that Frog officials were going to investigate the slur that Maricon had such an account.

guess that'll be one of the shortest investigations in history, eh?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 01:10 AM (MnRda)

555 BTW, the dam busters museum is a must see for any war buff.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:00 AM (iJGd7)

Next time you come to Alberta, plan to visit the Reynolds Alberta antique car (and airplane!) museum in Wetaskiwin. It's worth an entire day to see it. Really well done. Of course if you come here, look me up! And visit stately Peon Manor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 01:10 AM (0deF2)

556 Shit. Another nasty squall line moving through.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 01:11 AM (ZO497)

557 BTW, the dam busters museum is a must see for any war buff.

Posted by: Weirddave
----------

Operation Chastise.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 05, 2017 01:12 AM (ZO497)

558 hahahaha.

The 4chan kids have bent over Macron.

They found and posted images from his offshore bank account which may prove that he lied and is guilty of tax evasion. Macron said he didn't have an account in the Bahamas.

He was not lying. It's in the Caymans.

Story over at Gateway Pundit, with images, from 4chan.

Posted by: shibumi


I think the thing that currently bothers me the most is all the turncoat assholes in the R party and R appointed judges like Roberts.

It drives me crazy. I think there is some huge scandal to be unearthed. Some huge bribe being given to them. I keep hoping every day that 4chan or wikileaks will expose it. There is a big story here - hopefully one that will get people to change their voting habits.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 01:13 AM (vRcUp)

559 what's really funny is that ZH carried a story earlier today that Frog officials were going to investigate the slur that Maricon had such an account.

guess that'll be one of the shortest investigations in history, eh?
---

Yes and no.

There are real investigations, and then there are "investigations." For example, "Russians Hacking US Elections" is an "investigation."

The French press may decide this is Not Important, just like "Server in Closet," "Forwarded emails" and "Top Secret Docs Printed out by Foreign Housekeeper" are not interesting to the press here.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 01:13 AM (8zWAk)

560 My guess would be that your Win 7 is out of date. Most people with that OS can play Twitter vids. Something with the Windows Media Foundation (WFM) on the machine is likely the culprit.

This site lets you download twitter videos, which you can then play with vlc.

https://savedeo.com/sites/twitter

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 05, 2017 01:02 AM (R+30W)

Well, Win 7 is surely out of date, because I have Automatic Update turned off. If I didn't MS would be trying to shove Win 10 up my ass.

You know, I don't do Twatter, anyway. Only time I go there is to follow a link from here, or some other blog. If something really important that I really, really want to see shows up in a Twatter video, sooner or later it gets ported over to a platform that does work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 01:15 AM (0deF2)

561 Next time you come to Alberta, plan to visit the Reynolds Alberta
antique car (and airplane!) museum in Wetaskiwin. It's worth an entire
day to see it. Really well done. Of course if you come here, look me up!
And visit stately Peon Manor.


I'm not going to get to southern Alberta this year (Gingy will). I'm flying into Edmonton and then we're going to the NWT for a family do. I'm flying back with Little a few days later so we can be home for the 4th and he can make scout camp.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:16 AM (iJGd7)

562 Well, Win 7 is surely out of date, because I have Automatic Update
turned off. If I didn't MS would be trying to shove Win 10 up my ass.


I have a neat little utility called GWX that kills that. I got it shortly after 10 came out and I've seen nary a nag screen sense.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:18 AM (iJGd7)

563 I'm not going to get to southern Alberta this year (Gingy will). I'm flying into Edmonton and then we're going to the NWT for a family do. I'm flying back with Little a few days later so we can be home for the 4th and he can make scout camp.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:16 AM (iJGd7)

Wetaskiwin is about a 20 minute drive from Edmonton International Airport.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 01:19 AM (0deF2)

564 The 4chan kids have bent over Macron.

So, would that be, "Crier comme un cochon pour moi, garcon!"

I'm asking 'cause I don't speak Frog.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 01:20 AM (IcT7t)

565 Shibumi will do a karaoke version of "X's and O's" with all the guys of Star Trek????

This must happen!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 01:22 AM (IcT7t)

566 Well night all.

Win7 64-bit is behaving itself again after developing a bad config. Had to restore from a 20 day old backup point. Then do Win updates. Finally managed to fix AVG by doing an uninstall and reinstall which I think was the culprit because the nasty bugger was locking up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 01:22 AM (QF8oJ)

567 I have a neat little utility called GWX that kills that. I got it shortly after 10 came out and I've seen nary a nag screen sense.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:18 AM (iJGd7)

I don't see any, either, since I have Automatic Update turned off. The way I figure it, Win 7 is working OK for me, no problems. Don't try to "fix" it. If I hear from the Horde, or other trustworthy sources, that a specific update is needed to patch a security hole, then I can manually install that.

I remembered getting burned by an XP update that killed my ability to record streaming audio off the Internet as I listened to it. DRM crap foisted on us by MS.

If I didn't have to have both Win 7 and XP available to me to run logging programs, I'd shitcan Windows altogether and go 100% Linux.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 01:25 AM (0deF2)

568 Wetaskiwin is about a 20 minute drive from Edmonton International Airport.

That's why we didn't get there then, mom and dad live 2 hours south of Calgary. If I'd been there two weeks we probably would have started on the northern Alberta stuff.

Is that near you? I might have 1 free day or so, I could buy you a beer.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:27 AM (iJGd7)

569 >>>hahahaha.

The 4chan kids have bent over Macron.

They found and posted images from his offshore bank account which
may prove that he lied and is guilty of tax evasion. Macron said he
didn't have an account in the Bahamas.

He was not lying. It's in the Caymans.
<<<




Frenchie Poodle went to town,


Riding on a pony.


Stuck his money in a Cayman bank,


Now shown to be a phony.


Frenchie Poodle has fucked up,


Frenchie Poodle dandy.


Face the music and Le Pen,


As 4 Chan came in handy.






Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 05, 2017 01:32 AM (6Hrsu)

570 Q: What do Barry Goldwater and Paul Revere have in common?

A: We'd probably arrest them both on sight today.

Ronnie: "Is he the brash and shallow and trigger-happy man they say he is? Well I've been privileged to know him "when." I knew him long before he ever dreamed of trying for high office, and I can tell you personally I've never known a man in my life I believed so incapable of doing a dishonest or dishonorable thing.

This is a man who, in his own business before he entered politics, instituted a profit-sharing plan before unions had ever thought of it. He put in health and medical insurance for all his employees. He took 50 percent of the profits before taxes and set up a retirement program, a pension plan for all his employees. He sent monthly checks for life to an employee who was ill and couldn't work. He provides nursing care for the children of mothers who work in the stores. When Mexico was ravaged by the floods in the Rio Grande, he climbed in his airplane and flew medicine and supplies down there.

An ex-GI told me how he met him. It was the week before Christmas during the Korean War, and he was at the Los Angeles airport trying to get a ride home to Arizona for Christmas. And he said that [there were] a lot of servicemen there and no seats available on the planes. And then a voice came over the loudspeaker and said, "Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such," and they went down there, and there was a fellow named Barry Goldwater sitting in his plane. Every day in those weeks before Christmas, all day long, he'd load up the plane, fly it to Arizona, fly them to their homes, fly back over to get another load.

During the hectic split-second timing of a campaign, this is a man who took time out to sit beside an old friend who was dying of cancer. His campaign managers were understandably impatient, but he said, "There aren't many left who care what happens to her. I'd like her to know I care." This is a man who said to his 19-year-old son, "There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start." This is not a man who could carelessly send other people's sons to war. And that is the issue of this campaign that makes all the other problems I've discussed academic, unless we realize we're in a war that must be won."

And we still are.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 05, 2017 01:34 AM (Ndje9)

571 That's why we didn't get there then, mom and dad live 2 hours south of Calgary. If I'd been there two weeks we probably would have started on the northern Alberta stuff.

Is that near you? I might have 1 free day or so, I could buy you a beer.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:27 AM (iJGd7)

I am about 2 hours south and east of Wetaskiwin. Takes me about 50 minutes to get to Red Deer, and about 90 minutes from Red Deer to Edmonton. And Wetaskiwin is about 20 minutes short of Edmonton. Not that that is any big deal. A two-hour road trip in nothing, here.

Keep me posted, closer to your time of departure. I have friends to visit in and near Edmonton, so I could make a trip there most any time unless work or a previous commitment ties me up. You still have my e-mail?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 01:36 AM (0deF2)

572 As 4 Chan came in handy.

*golf clap*

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 01:37 AM (IcT7t)

573 2nd look @ NC as a relocation target?

charlottestories.com/nc-house-just-passed-hb-330-allowing- drivers-legally-hit-protesters-block-roads/

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 01:44 AM (MnRda)

574 AOP Yup. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 05, 2017 01:44 AM (iJGd7)

575 What percent of men never had a beard? I've noticed male coworkers go through "beard" phases and leave them and start looking presentable again. And some who slipped in to that phase and haven't yet emerged. The closest I've ever got to a beard is when I'm on a bender on a 3 day weekend. But that would be an interesting ONT subject: how many men never grow beards. How many that do regret it and revert to being presentable?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 01:51 AM (vRcUp)

576 Beards are itchy. I had longer hair at one time, and that's just annoying as hell. The best haircuts are wash and wear. Shaving ones head, that is a little disturbing to me, for reasons I can't articulate, maybe some can get away with it.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 02:04 AM (pQrYJ)

577 Wow. I'd never heard that story about Barry Goldwater.

And the fucking press chewed him up and spit him out, the bahstids. So we got LBJ, and that led to Nixon, and that led to Carter, which gave us Reagan - and the Bushes, and...

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 02:08 AM (pQrYJ)

578 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 01:51 AM (vRcUp)

For a brief time, I had a beard in college. Then shaved it off, keeping the 'stache. When I began to get serious about getting a job, the 'stache went. 35 years later and with my working career behind me, the 'stache is back. But no goatee or stupid soul patch. And if all you can grow is thin stubble that looks like your three day bender or, worse, an older woman's facial hair, give it up. My 'stache is becoming a handlebar type quite nicely, thankyouverymuch. Even had a local shopkeeper with a 'stache ask me how I grew a handlebar. I said, 'Genetics' (east European/Bohunk).

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 02:09 AM (qzf/J)

579 i grew the longest bead i've ever had over the last few weeks...

forgot to shave, because busy, until it was too long for the rotary electric.

then had to wait until i had $ to buy decent razors as all i had were shit ones.

it's off as of last night.

what a relief.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 02:12 AM (MnRda)

580 Star Wars cartoon

http://IMGur.com/gallery/tZOex

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 02:14 AM (MnRda)

581 Well, I am becoming sleepy here. Time to hit the sack. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 02:21 AM (0deF2)

582 You all are fighting over Star Wars and Star Trek. Rick and Morty is the greatest sci-fi ever.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 05, 2017 02:23 AM (VdICR)

583 who?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 02:28 AM (MnRda)

584 i feel like shit, so i'm calling it a night too.

hope the Flagyl hurries up and kicks ass on the C. Diff, because it's almost as bad as being sick.

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 05, 2017 02:30 AM (MnRda)

585 My 'stache is becoming a handlebar type quite nicely, thankyouverymuch. Even had a local shopkeeper with a 'stache ask me how I grew a handlebar. I said, 'Genetics' (east European/Bohunk).

Posted by: RickZ


I was at a dating event and a cute girl shooed me away from a seat near her because she was expecting the return of a moustachioued gentleman who looked like a tall, overweight cowboy Hercule Poirot.

I've never had facial hair, but if I thought it would guarantee me a date, I'd grow it. More power to you sir, if it has gotten you lucky.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 02:32 AM (vRcUp)

586 Very powerful ONT tonight, thanks.
The picture of the mortar crew was stunning.
Horrible to think of what followed.
The things we ask of our beloved service men and women. It beggars the imagination.

Posted by: navybrat at May 05, 2017 02:37 AM (w7KSn)

587 I am about 2 hours south and east of Wetaskiwin. Takes me about 50 minutes to get to Red Deer, and about 90 minutes from Red Deer to Edmonton. And Wetaskiwin is about 20 minutes short of Edmonton. Not that that is any big deal. A two-hour road trip in nothing, here.

Keep me posted, closer to your time of departure. I have friends to visit in and near Edmonton, so I could make a trip there most any time unless work or a previous commitment ties me up. You still have my e-mail?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 01:36 AM (0deF2)

I understand people who measure road trips in hours instead of miles. 2 hours to Seward, 4 1/2 hours to my sister's place on the Kenai, 6 1/2 hours to Fairbanks. Like that.

I really have no idea how far it is to my sister's place, but that's how long it takes.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 05, 2017 02:38 AM (NXsWM)

588 http://www.adultswim.com/videos/rick-and-morty/look-whos-purging-now/

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 05, 2017 02:40 AM (VdICR)

589 I love that story, Gipper.

Posted by: Gem at May 05, 2017 02:41 AM (uaHyk)

590 More power to you sir, if it has gotten you lucky.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 05, 2017 02:32 AM (vRcUp)


Well, my Mom (God rest her soul) hated the 'stache. Whenever I'd visit, she leave out the shaving cream and razor on the bathroom sink. As a helpful hint, mind you. I could tell she was always disappointed when I came out after showering with my face shaven but that caterpillar still on my upper lip. Sorry, Ma, but I'll meet my maker with this thing. But some guys look better with a 'stache, some don't. A 'stache depends on one's facial features as well the thickness of the upper lip hair. If one can still see skin under a mustache, give it up.

But I really loathe the hipster soul patch nonsense. And a goatee makes every guy look like Vladimir Illyich. On hipster douchebags, they think that's a good thing. To me, it just makes commies more easily identifiable.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 02:45 AM (qzf/J)

591 Timothy Sandfur wrote a great article, "The Politics of Star Trek" for the Claremont Review of Books two years ago, in which he says that the worldview of Star Trek has denigrated along with the liberal idea. It's long, but worth your time:

http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-politics-of-star-trek/

Posted by: DynamiteDan at May 05, 2017 02:47 AM (4x98+)

592 The things we ask of our beloved service men and women. It beggars the imagination.

Posted by: navybrat at May 05, 2017 02:37 AM (w7KSn)

Yup.

Our only responsibility is to give them the tools to do their jobs, which they will do well and with resolve.

And we screw that up all of the time.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 05, 2017 02:51 AM (rF0hx)

593 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 05, 2017 02:53 AM (IcT7t)

594 Well then,
Good morning everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 05, 2017 03:28 AM (Ot7+c)

595 From Warden's earlier thread, but belongs here, vis to wit.: reading at bedtime:

63 Yeah, but when it's a good book, and you're *not* sleepy, then, "Yikes! It's 2:30 a.m.!"
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 09:08 PM (OdK9v)


Mike! No kidding. This has been an epic ordeal for me the past 2 weeks -- because of it my sleep patterns have shifted & now I can't fall asleep until 4.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 05, 2017 03:29 AM (SKSB+)

596 Timothy Sandfur wrote a great article, "The Politics of Star Trek" for the Claremont Review of Books two years ago, in which he says that the worldview of Star Trek has denigrated along with the liberal idea. It's long, but worth your time:

http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-politics-of-star-trek/
Posted by: DynamiteDan at May 05, 2017 02:47 AM (4x98+)


Good read.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at May 05, 2017 03:38 AM (EjfPg)

597 I have always blamed it on being traumatized to shave long before I really needed to. I go days and have gone months at times.

Posted by: Skip at May 05, 2017 03:38 AM (Ot7+c)

598 It makes no sense to deploy troops but tie one hand behind their back at the same time. "Rules of engagement" that are clearly absurd, and written by idiots. As the photograph shows, even training is dangerous. Bad things happen. There is unfortunately no other way. We eliminate unnecessary risks, but not all risks. Maybe, in my more uncharitable moments, have comento understand liberals anti-war sentiment. At least some of them. They know their leaders will cut and run at the first opportunity, leaving everyone in the lurch. So why bother?

The US "protects its interests" around the globe, but leaves its own borders wide open? Then the veterans from two wars ago or so, are living under a bridge, but the same government is importing the natives? Yeah, no, that's not how it works. That's not how any of this works.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2017 03:41 AM (pQrYJ)

599 "I've noticed male coworkers go through 'beard' phases and leave them and start looking presentable again."

I had an acquaintance who had an utterly forgettable face while clean-shaven, who went off for a while due to family duties, and came back with a full, and I mean full, beard.

He went from a mousy Walter Mitty type to looking like an 18th century sea captain. Magnificent and authoritative.

I actually didn't recognize him on his return. Who's THAT?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 03:45 AM (qJjMA)

600 Why yes Google has changed there definition of Fascism cutting totally out the Leftist parts.
F'in fascists

Posted by: Skip at May 05, 2017 03:51 AM (Ot7+c)

601 And a goatee makes every guy look like Vladimir Illyich. On hipster douchebags, they think that's a good thing. To me, it just makes commies more easily identifiable.

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 02:45 AM (qzf/J)


I've often worn a goatee. I liked it and it had the added advantage of reducing shaving to the easy parts (which is really why I started it). Shaving my moustache and chin areas was always a total pain in the ass.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2017 04:05 AM (zc3Db)

602 ( starts sweeping floor)

Posted by: Skip at May 05, 2017 04:50 AM (Ot7+c)

603 "It would be nice if everyone put their chairs up on the tables when they are done you know"

Posted by: Skip at May 05, 2017 04:55 AM (Ot7+c)

604 ( turns off light, shuts door behind)

Posted by: Skip at May 05, 2017 05:00 AM (Ot7+c)

605 ( turns off light, shuts door behind)

Posted by: Skip at May 05, 2017 05:00 AM (Ot7+c)


When the hell was last call made? Damn, and here I thought this place was a 24-hour saloon.

{Mumbles, grabs coat and staggers off searching for an open bar.}

Posted by: RickZ at May 05, 2017 05:04 AM (qzf/J)

606 *opens door, turns on lights, starts up the Mr Coffee*

G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 05, 2017 05:49 AM (KGH7Z)

607 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at May 05, 2017 06:03 AM (jw2Xw)

608 Just waiting on JJ and Vic.

Posted by: golfman at May 05, 2017 06:13 AM (48QDY)

609 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 05, 2017 06:17 AM (u82oZ)

610 On review of the previous night's work here, I think it is arguable that the real turning point for America was the election of LBJ over Goldwater, almost entirely on the basis of vicious slander and character assassination by the media.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 05, 2017 06:18 AM (KGH7Z)

611 I'm sure I'll get willowed and it's probably been mentioned, but that story about the girl having her boyfriend kill her sexually-abusive father was an episode of the ID channel series I, Witness a couple of months back.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 05, 2017 06:41 AM (X6fMO)

612 On review of the previous night's work here, I think it is arguable that the real turning point for America was the election of LBJ over Goldwater, almost entirely on the basis of vicious slander and character assassination by the media.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 05, 2017 06:18 AM (KGH7Z)


Looks to me like we started pissing on the idea of limited Federal Government and the primacy of the Citizen over the State about fifteen minutes after ratifying the Constitution.

Count me in as an anti-Federalist.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 05, 2017 06:45 AM (fiGNd)

613 Well, yeah, but that was mostly in-house work.
Human nature is what it is.

I was more talking about the deliberate and systematic destruction of the culture, led by The Heirs of Walter Duranty

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 05, 2017 06:55 AM (KGH7Z)

614 Morning everyone. Where's teh nood?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 05, 2017 07:03 AM (BioQc)

615 The link to the Texas story says" The Facebook video contains language that some might find disturbing" What was disturbing? Language about the baby turning blue and it might die or that woman was calling on the name of Jesus that the baby might be rescued? Because if it was the latter, the people disturbed by it can take a flying leap.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 05, 2017 07:07 AM (fDdVG)

616 Mornin'

That story about the lost hiker is so ad. Coincidentally, I'm reading a book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Strange & Curious Tale of America's Last True Hermit, about a guy who spent 28 YEARS living in the woods very close to where the hiker perished after a month.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 05, 2017 07:09 AM (ul9CR)

617 so SAD

Stupid fingers

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 05, 2017 07:09 AM (ul9CR)

618 Mornin'
Happy Friday!

Posted by: wing at May 05, 2017 07:10 AM (Ohl7S)

619 Nice story over at Breitbart about the Scalpweasel honoring 7 of the the remaining sailors from the Battle of the Coral Sea and expounding on how American industry saved the world from facists.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 05, 2017 07:12 AM (BioQc)

620 nood

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 05, 2017 07:14 AM (ul9CR)

621 G'morning, all. Still no laptop, and using the iPhone.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 05, 2017 07:16 AM (J+eG2)

622 "Transgender woman who 'suffered a broken penis when her lover had a heart attack and DIED during sex' sues the man's wife for damages , I know Ace did a thread on it when it happened, but still, the headline can't be beat."

Neither can her penis.

Posted by: Patrick Albanese at May 05, 2017 08:34 AM (8eA4m)

623 Star Wars is fantasy, not SciFi.

SciFi is generally based off actual scientific theories and applications. Warp theory, particle transportation, long range communication, video chat, worm holes, string theory, etc.

Fantasy is what it is. Lightsabers, solid light bolt weapons, hyperdrive engines, the force, sentient space slugs that run organized crime syndicates.

Posted by: Lord Vader at May 05, 2017 04:37 PM (zkR5A)

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