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EMT 05/28/2017

Criminy it's almost June already.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Sunday, May 28, 2017. On this day in 1964 the terrorist organization the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed. Since then they have been normalized and now have observer status in the UN.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:51 AM (mpXpK)

2 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:51 AM (Ot7+c)

3 Obamanite judge throws out a lawsuit against Scankles by parents of Benghazi victims. The obviously biased black robe ruled the parents didn't sufficiently challenge that Clinton was not acting in her official capacity when she used the private server, and that the families didn't put forward appropriate claims that Clinton defamed them or put them in a false light. Scankles will never be held accountable for her many felonies. IIRC Scankles called them all liars and that does fall into the category of defaming them.


http://tinyurl.com/ybvgahoz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

4 Sears has been struggling for a while, especially after they bought the failing K-Mart enterprise. But some are now saying it is in free fall.


http://tinyurl.com/yddqo2zv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

5 The MFM is making a big deal out of Kushner contacting the Russians to set up a communications channel after the election was over. What is the big deal here, we are not supposed to talk to the Russians now? The MFM has gone absolutely rabid in their Trump hate.


http://tinyurl.com/y8oo3bfa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

6 Trump's national security adviser says they are not concerned as they have back channel communication setups with many countries. But the MFM is big on any kind of Trump hate.


http://tinyurl.com/y75tlwxy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

7 Senate RINOs are supporting the Dems irrational Trump "Russia" story now. Don't forget that this whole issue was made up out of thin air by Scankles.


The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked President Trump's political organization to gather and produce all Russia-related documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign's launch in June 2015, according to two people briefed on the request.


There is no "there" there but Republicans are now helping the Democrats keep this BS alive. Richard Burr ACU 62 = big RINO.


http://tinyurl.com/ybaxu6sa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

8 Recall yesterday when I said Trump needed to fire his economic adviser because of his stupid comments on coal. Well Joe Manchin from WV feels the same way.


http://tinyurl.com/y6vsxqzz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

9 Recall Trump said he would decide what do do with the illegal Obama Paris agreement that constituted an un-ratified treaty this upcoming week? Well the rumors are out now that the Paris crap is dead.


http://tinyurl.com/y8y3xtrr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

10 Gee, aren't we all flabbergasted that Tillerson refuses to host a phony Ramadon celebration at the State Department? I fart in the critics general direction.


http://tinyurl.com/yc9yxklw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

11 And speaking of leakers, three hold-overs from Obama have been identified as the leakers of classified information and will be fired shortly. Also likely prosecuted.


http://tinyurl.com/ybn7md9a

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

12 Criminy it's almost June already.

And the weather in my area feels like mid April, not that I'm complaining.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 05:56 AM (5J6OM)

13 A muzzie in MI is suing Little Ceaser's for $100M after they served him pepperoni. Good luck with that one. His lawyer should be disbarred.

http://tinyurl.com/y7t4utm6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

14 NC Lt Governor says that big business attacked their bathroom bill even though they agreed with it because they had no balls.


http://tinyurl.com/ycwlqnsh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

15 Companies who make suppressors ridicule Whoreywood and their depiction of silencers in the movies.


http://tinyurl.com/ycxh3s9q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

16 Gentlemen start your engines, with a cup of coffee at least.
Today is the greatest racing day, First off Monico which is on NBC pre race at 7:30 race starts at 8am, and the Indianapolis 500 e race starts at 11 am race at 12 noon on ABC.
And as always for F-1 during commercials flip to the Spanish channel UniMas for a commercial free veiwing.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (Ot7+c)

17 The latest global warming scam. Global warming in ancient times created so many new plants it caused the earth to cool. The stupid, it burns.


http://tinyurl.com/yap8xt3k

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

18 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/h66oy9k



That's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

19 Individual Democrates here and there keep floating out their dream that the Donald is going to resign soon, any day really.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:02 AM (Ot7+c)

20 Individual Democrates here and there keep floating out their dream that the Donald is going to resign soon, any day really.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:02 AM (Ot7+c)


Well, to be fair, in their feeble (febrile?) minds, living in Fantasyland is better than living in Trump's Amerikkka.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 06:09 AM (5J6OM)

21 And speaking of leakers, three hold-overs from Obama have been identified as the leakers of classified information and will be fired shortly. Also likely prosecuted.


http://tinyurl.com/ybn7md9a

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

A treason trial or two would be cheery. IMHO

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 28, 2017 06:15 AM (d76uN)

Overnight Open Thread (27 May 2017)

Do enjoy this weekend but do take time to remember why we have this long holiday weekend to begin with.


Safe Spaces

'Marie Claire': Men aren't allowed to criticize 'safe spaces'. Safe spaces are for losers who can't handle free speech. Ooops. I might've triggered Jessica Valenti. Deal with it Jessica.

Leaks

You know, with all these leaks and some of the latest ones sounding incredibly stupid, I'm starting to think that these are part of an effort to find who is leaking material. It is even more odd to break this story at 5PM on a Friday before a holiday weekend. Most people will be out and busy all weekend and not really pay attention to the news. WaPo has had this info since December so it really is weird that they published it when they did unless they just got some corroborating info that enabled them to publish. That's not clear in the article but it would be funny if the corroborating info was fake meant to trace leakers. Of note, the NYT has now published their article and it has some differences. Sort of like what you would do when trying to find leakers. Put different details in different reports, etc. and then see what info goes where. As to the actual allegations in the latest leak, here's some good analysis from WarNewsUpdate's Editor:

The more that I think about this Washington Post exclusive .... the more I realise that it has a lot of holes in it. One .... the Russians would never permit such a communications link. Two .... Michael Flynn who was present at the meeting would know that they would never permit it. Three .... what's the point of having a secret communications channel via through the Russian embassy to the Kremlin .... where it would not be secret at all. Four .... President Trump is the President .... he can do anything he wants with the executive branch .... including having his own direct line to the Kremlin should he (and Putin) want to. But I digress .... what the Trump administration wanted (and I am sure the Kremlin wanted it too) was a private back-channel .... and for those who may not know .... this is how it works. If the Trump administration wanted Putin to know something independent from normal diplomatic channels .... it will be done by having someone President Trump trusts telling someone that President Putin trusts in person (that Russian official will be living in the U.S. .... probably near Washington DC). That person .... once the message has been received .... will then be taking the first flight to Moscow.

Sadly, this latest leak helps the Russians. If true, they just revealed to them that we were able to monitor Kislyak's private comms. Related: The Kremlin seems to have bet big on the willingness of U.S. intelligence agencies to leak.

Eagle Cam

Cord Cutting

I really need to do this. US TV subscribers are ditching cable and satellite faster than ever.

Unprofessional Intercepts

Russian fighter intercepted, then barrel rolled atop a KC-10 flying over Syria. Fighter jocks being fighter jocks I guess.

Cat Video

Health

24 health 'facts' that are actually completely wrong.

Paris Climate Deal

Well this sounds promising. Trump tells confidants U.S. will quit Paris climate deal.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by cats that are ruining their owners lives:

Top image via.

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to the cob of your choice or CDR M. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

Posted by: CDR M at 10:05 PM




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1 This is dedicated to Basement Cat.

You're First In Our Hearts.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 27, 2017 09:56 PM (6gk0M)

2 rd!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 09:56 PM (e9G8E)

3 Slap wins again!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 09:57 PM (NT3RT)

4 nd!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 09:57 PM (e9G8E)

5
Don't count!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 27, 2017 09:57 PM (4DCSq)

6 Thanks so much, CDR-M!

That eagle cam is fantastic!!

Baby Sister Update follows.

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2017 09:58 PM (c5dWW)

7 Baby Sister Update

Eventful day today: took Joyce on picnic lunch at local state park (beautiful!), but she ended up giving it back. Not sure what caused this: could have been heat, could have been new chemo (they upped her dosage), some combination of these, or something else entirely.

Got her back home and into bed for a much needed nap, and headed back to the hotel for our own quiet time.

Went back for dinner: she was rested and showered - feeling *much*'better

Ate a decent meal, then shmoozed a bit, then off to bed. We said our goodbyes (return home tomorrow) and parted.

Impressions this trip: there's no question that she's doing better cognitively, and mostly physically (the blood clots are a step backwards, but not insurmountable). I do wish Hubby would be more gentle with her, but there's very little can say in that regard. I'm sure we'll (or at least I'll) be back this summer.

Please pray for renewed strength and healing.

[To my fellow, beloved Hordelings, thank you all in advance for your prayers and well-wishes for my sister and our family.]

Also: I'm checking out early tonight - early flight out. Be well, Horde!

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2017 09:58 PM (c5dWW)

8 God bless those who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 27, 2017 10:00 PM (tHwdc)

9 Geez, the media said Trump was going to "evolve" on the Paris thing. I think that means cave.
They'll never learn.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 10:00 PM (qJhUV)

10 Top 500. And Svengoolie is on with an Abbott and Costello movie.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 27, 2017 10:02 PM (8iiMU)

11 ATT internet sucks

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 10:02 PM (Xr2/U)

12 So I take it Jessica Valenti wasn't the model for Fearless Girl?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 10:09 PM (qJhUV)

13 Test.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 10:09 PM (VdICR)

14 Canadian Woman looking to adopted by an American.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytsUTS5COsc

Any morons willing?

Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 10:11 PM (N4gtY)

15 Cats suddenly discovering gravity around six months is a thing.

It's really, really a thing.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 27, 2017 10:13 PM (3Vlkn)

16 Nigel Farage has such a fucking cool accent.

He should do a cameo as a villain (ideally in a Bind flick), just to piss libtards off royally.

--and as Greg just said, he's apparently a FNC contributor now, so I look forward to more of him on screen.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:13 PM (GsAUU)

17 @ 2:11 in the "Clueless cats" video, my cat Alice reached over and tapped on the computer monitor, right when the cat in the video fell over. She looked at me with a "Did I do that?!" look on her face. hahahahah...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2017 10:13 PM (w+Jhj)

18 There is nothing not good about eagle cams.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:14 PM (GsAUU)

19 Just saw an amusing "trailer". It had the audio from the first Justice League trailer, with Ben Afflec delivering his lines. But it had shots of literally everyone who has ever played live-action Batman on both TV and the big screen.

They had an out of costume George Clooney delivering the Flash's lines from that trailer.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 10:14 PM (deapv)

20 Thought running through that hanging cat's head:

"You moron!! I'm hanging on for dear life and you're taking a picture of me in my distress!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2017 10:15 PM (eMKNe)

21 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2017 10:15 PM (eMKNe)

22 14 X-ray

I'd do it in a heartbeat, but .. my wife would be a tad upset. So I'll pass.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2017 10:15 PM (u82oZ)

23 Also: I'm checking out early tonight - early flight out. Be well, Horde!
Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2017 09:58 PM (c5dWW)

--and the same to you and your sister!

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:15 PM (GsAUU)

24 We're in the home stretch of a three-day grandkids babysit, ages K thru 4. Tonight's dinner table vocabulary lesson was about what "badass" means and how to use it in correct context.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 27, 2017 10:15 PM (BeKMO)

25 Melania was smoking hot in Europe this week. I wonder how angry that made Mooch?

Posted by: Jmel at May 27, 2017 10:16 PM (OeWgo)

26 Those cats are way more scientisty than Bill Nye.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 27, 2017 10:16 PM (+MPEM)

27 Slap, yesterday when I said you were 'baiting' The Horde 21+ times a month, it was supposed to be a play on your being proclaimed a 'master' and one of the ONT links, not a sign of irritation. Personally, I'm enjoying your firstiness.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 27, 2017 10:16 PM (DMUuz)

28 "Melania was smoking hot in Europe this week. I wonder how angry that made Mooch?"

Yeah. When Melania walked with the other women she didn't look like a locomotive hauling a 100 carloads of coal like the Mooch did.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2017 10:18 PM (w+Jhj)

29 Evenin' Horde. What are we drinking?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 27, 2017 10:18 PM (KpvzS)

30 -Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 27, 2017 10:16 PM (DMUuz)

I took it to mean that. My apologies for my dull response!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 27, 2017 10:18 PM (6gk0M)

31 Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (D2vc1)

32 But, Bill Nye is more of a pussy.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (+MPEM)

33 When my late cat Leo was a little kitten, he used to climb on the window screens. He looked like a giant bug.

Tore the hell out of the screens, but it was totally worth it because it was so hilarious to watch.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

34 25 Melania was smoking hot in Europe this week. I wonder how angry that made Mooch?
Posted by: Jmel



Mooch is always angry.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (cFtz/)

35 #MemorialWeekend

Less than 50 comments?

I see the commentariat hasn't even warmed up yet.

I've still gotta check the post a bit closer.

Have a nevening y'all.

Posted by: mindful webworker - loosely speaking at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (hGZJP)

36 I've been up since 5:30. I drank a whole bottle of wine. I think I'm about to crash. Good night folks. Stay safe.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 10:20 PM (CNHr1)

37
34 25 Melania was smoking hot in Europe this week. I wonder how angry that made Mooch?
Posted by: Jmel


Mooch is always angry.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (cFtz/)







MOOCH SMASH!

Posted by: Hulk at May 27, 2017 10:20 PM (quw2O)

38
21 times?

No, you should chew your food 32 times before swallowing. As my mother taught, "32 times keeps your tummy from danger, and you can stay up and watch the Lone Ranger."

Posted by: Dr. Bob Hartley at May 27, 2017 10:21 PM (8O3HH)

39 Good night all.

Work those Plan Bs. We may need them. And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2017 10:22 PM (u82oZ)

40 25 Melania was smoking hot in Europe this week. I wonder how angry that made Mooch?
Posted by: Jmel at May 27, 2017 10:16 PM (OeWgo)

--Yes.

Melania is beautiful, and sexy, but although she's around my wife's age I don't have sexual thoughts about her --not because I like dudes, but because I think in a way she embodies America (immigrant FLOTUS who is not bitter about her adopted homeland).

She makes me proud of my country, unlike the Angry Squatch.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:22 PM (GsAUU)

41 G'Night, NaCly Dog!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 27, 2017 10:23 PM (6gk0M)

42 34 25 Melania was smoking hot in Europe this week. I wonder how angry that made Mooch?

Posted by: Jmel


Mooch is always angry.


Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (cFtz/)

The resting bitch face is wide awake.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 10:23 PM (XoldI)

43 29 Evenin' Horde. What are we drinking?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 27, 2017 10:18 PM (KpvzS)

--Alternating between vodka and diet/Miller Lite/pink Moscato

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:23 PM (GsAUU)

44
No, you should chew your food 32 times before swallowing. As my mother taught, "32 times keeps your tummy from danger, and you can stay up and watch the Lone Ranger."
Posted by: Dr. Bob Hartley


That's so annoying!

Posted by: Emily Hartley at May 27, 2017 10:24 PM (IqV8l)

45 I used to always have a flag in my yard. But it the pole was damaged during the Obama years and I didn't fix it. Tomorrow it's going back up. Bought a new pole and flag today.

Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 10:24 PM (N4gtY)

46 Bind. Jimes Bind.

Hello, Miss Muneypunny.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 10:25 PM (nlbfN)

47 >> That's so annoying!

Wear more sweaters, Emily.

Posted by: Dr. Bob Hartley at May 27, 2017 10:26 PM (8O3HH)

48 40. I could see a fellow holding that opinion of her.

However - FLILF.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 27, 2017 10:26 PM (TwwWO)

49 Amy Kellogg, ooooooooooooo

Posted by: Pure Prarie League at May 27, 2017 10:27 PM (6qmBU)

50 >>>Mooch is always angry.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2017 10:19 PM (cFtz/)<<<




If you want a picture of the future Mooch, imagine a boot stamping on a human face boob belt and a resting bitch face -- forever.

Posted by: zombie George Orwell at May 27, 2017 10:28 PM (+MPEM)

51 48 40. I could see a fellow holding that opinion of her.

However - FLILF.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 27, 2017 10:26 PM (TwwWO)

--Heh, I've stated my opinion, but at the same time I don't hold it as superior to yours.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:28 PM (GsAUU)

52 The cats are scientists video is from Cole and Marmalade. They have a bunch of fun videos and their human isn't bad looking either.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 10:29 PM (aT+Bx)

53 This is dedicated to Basement Cat.

You're First In Our Hearts.


Thank you-- I appreciate the kindness. I don't want to beat the subject to death, but after posting last night, I got ruthlessly analytical (hey, I'm an INTJ to the max, for morons who have had to be Myers-Briggs-typed) about why baiting bugs me so much, purely apart from personal history. I should thank Slap a second time for nudging me to this bit of enlightenment.

I think it has to do with the fact that that kind of stuff (rubbing a loss or second-place finish in the loser's face) has become nearly ubiquitous in the wider culture in recent years. Such as bat flipping in baseball, end zone dances in football, etc. And we see so much of it on the D side of the political aisle: Nancy Pelosi's little parade with the oversized gavel; Teh Won's "I won"; the gloating that goes on among the lefties whenever someone like Breitbart or Scalia dies, etc. I guess it's a sign of aging, but when I compare the disgraceful "nah, nah, hey, hey" chanting at Bush 43 during TFG's 2009 inauguration with the respect shown to Eisenhower (and Nixon too) at JFK's inauguration in 1961, I get nostalgic for civility and what I was taught as a kid about sportsmanship. Sometimes I think a large chunk of society has regressed to childishness (as distinct from childlikeness, which is a good thing).

Okay, end of lecture. I also want to thank CDR M for the M-Day thread. As I fessed up on the pet thread, my dad (82nd Airborne, WWII) died suddenly of a heart attack on Memorial Day weekend, so it's always a heavy weekend for me. But I am truly grateful for all the morons who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces. God bless you all.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:30 PM (3C9q2)

54 Melania was smoking hot in Europe this week. I wonder how angry that made Mooch?

-
Michelle is twice the woman Melania is!

(On an entirely unrelated note, a former chick boss of mine had a game where you'd insult someone in such a way they wouldn't know, or couldn't be sure, that they were being insulted.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 10:30 PM (Nwg0u)

55 boob belt and a resting bitch face -- forever.

Posted by: zombie George Orwell at May 27, 2017 10:28 PM (+MPEM)



Oh, Water Buffalo
Oh, Water Buffalo
You will always be a
Water Buffalo

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 10:31 PM (6qmBU)

56 Basement Cat, what happened?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)

57

All right that's it with you pervert chronic masturbators having unclean thoughts about my great, great grandaughter Amy.

I'ma gone stitch up your dicks. And give you yogurt enemas.

Posted by: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg at May 27, 2017 10:33 PM (8O3HH)

58
Good evening, good people.

This is still the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.

I say that not apropo of anything other than it is a fact.

Cherish it.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2017 10:33 PM (S/hVx)

59 But Melania doesn't have a penis.....

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:33 PM (h7sWp)

60 -Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:30 PM (3C9q2)

I can certainly appreciate that, Thank You.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 27, 2017 10:33 PM (6gk0M)

61 Considering that Michelle practically had a nip slip walking around outside the Vatican, I'd say she, like her other half is missing the attention.

Also, Melania trolling Michelle with the thick belts is how
its done.

Posted by: Ktgreat at May 27, 2017 10:34 PM (f8ilN)

62 At the "24 health facts" link:

"A moderate amount of either coffee or beer hydrates people just about as well as water does. "


I knew it, I knew it... !

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 10:35 PM (OdK9v)

63 Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:30 PM
--

That was very nicely said.

Posted by: Ceiling Cat at May 27, 2017 10:36 PM (aT+Bx)

64 I'm gonna come out front and say I'm a chauvinist pig, but while I appreciate the sentiment behind showing off these chicks in the military, I honestly think they'd serve our country better by remaining civilians and having more babies to be future patriots (and don't tell me they'd have just as many while in service). Okay, maybe not the lesbians.

There. Flame away.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:36 PM (GsAUU)

65 Blessings to Joyce, the entire horde prayer list, and a number of special intentions.

Remembering 1LT William White USMCR Fordham '51 KIA 3/28/1953, SGT Albert Medas USMC Died of Wounds April 1953 at US Naval Hospital Yokosuka Japan and HC1 Dad USN Fleet Marine Force WIA 3/28/1953.

All in service with 1MARDIV E/2/7 during the battle at Outpost Vegas 38th parallel Korea. My pop mentioned his two buddies almost daily until the day he died. He missed them very much. Together again.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2017 10:37 PM (tr2D7)

66 The words "nip slip" and "Michelle" don't even belong anywhere near each other.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:37 PM (h7sWp)

67 That eagle cam is fantastic!!

Baby Sister Update follows.

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2017 09:58 PM (c5dWW)

Seems to me it was filmed in the Alps. The mountains seem similar to the Canadian Rockies, but the buildings and railway look Euro.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 10:37 PM (XUcIQ)

68 Fox is dragging out Andrew Weil. Man, what happened to Samadi?

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 10:37 PM (6qmBU)

69 But Melania doesn't have a penis.....

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:33 PM (h7sWp)

Pretty sure she has a plethora of penises she can chose from. Donald currently has the title of Chosen.

Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 10:37 PM (N4gtY)

70 I was up and happened to catch the Trumps' meeting with the Pope. It was way late, and I think 77 Sunset Strip was going to be on, but I happened to turn it to FOX and saw it live. Or was it Ironside on?

Anyway, I was stunned at her look in that veil. The though of "Reverend Mother" came to mind. Whether from Dune or elsewhere (is there any official nun office know as "Reverend Mother"?).

She was still a very, very hot Reverend Mother, but I did hold my thoughts in abeyance. In abeyance, mind you.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 27, 2017 10:38 PM (8O3HH)

71 Mike, speaking of which, I guess Pepsi really has gone full SJW. Here's their new upcoming 1893 cola flavors:

- 'Safe Space' spearmint
- Sweat of koi
- Panda piss
- Al Gore's ass

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2017 10:38 PM (eMKNe)

72 (On an entirely unrelated note, a former chick boss of mine had a game where you'd insult someone in such a way they wouldn't know, or couldn't be sure, that they were being insulted.)
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 10:30 PM (Nwg0u

======

Well, Just Bless Her Heart!

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 10:38 PM (Hj4t4)

73 For some reason, when I read the "Leaks" section, this song popped into my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX3ADWQw2iw



(I couldn't find the original on YouTube. Lots of covers, though, but this one made it to #2 in 1963.)

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 10:38 PM (sdi6R)

74 I'ma gone stitch up your dicks. And give you yogurt enemas.
Posted by: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
-----------

Too much caffeine, John, too much caffeine.

Posted by: Postum at May 27, 2017 10:39 PM (OdK9v)

75 Heh, love the drone FAIL on Gutfeld.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:39 PM (GsAUU)

76 When I was a kid in the 50s, almost all our father's were WWII vets. It was just the way it was. And for the most part, we understood that our fathers had done something that was good for us, good for the country, and good for the world. We understood that our fathers had stood up against evil and we were the lucky recipients of their bravery and sacrifice.

It really bothers me that so many young kids today have so little idea of the causes and consequences of that war.

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at May 27, 2017 10:40 PM (sm/rk)

77 my great, great grandaughter Amy.

I'ma gone stitch up your dicks. And give you yogurt enemas.

Posted by: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg at May 27, 2017 10:33 PM (8O3HH)



Not you, you silly fruit loop.
Famous Amy Kellogg of Fox news.
Oh, Amy, I could stay with you

Posted by: Pure Prarie League at May 27, 2017 10:40 PM (6qmBU)

78 Anyway, I was stunned at her look in that veil. The though of "Reverend Mother" came to mind. Whether from Dune or elsewhere (is there any official nun office know as "Reverend Mother"?).

She was still a very, very hot Reverend Mother, but I did hold my thoughts in abeyance. In abeyance, mind you.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 27, 2017 10:38 PM (8O3HH)

--Locally, it's Mother Superior (title) and Mother (addressing). In special cases (like when Mother Teresa was alive), Foundress.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:41 PM (GsAUU)

79 Bonjour, où sont toutes les femmes blanches?

Posted by: Constable Bart at May 27, 2017 10:42 PM (+GtGJ)

80 Mets' bull(shit) poison pen strikes again.....

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:42 PM (h7sWp)

81 56 Basement Cat, what happened?
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)


I'll try to keep the summary short: one of the posters on last night's ONT referred to Slapweasel's habit of baiting the Horde for usually being first on the ONT. And I commented further down the thread (in reference to that post) that it was one reason why I had mostly stopped posting on ONTs. Some people tried to explain that it's just silly fun (which I knew and know to be the case), but I felt compelled to explain that baiting behavior is not as easy for me to shrug off as it is for most people.

Hope that helps. I think most people by the time they get into their twenties have at least one sore spot somewhere in their psyches-- it's just that the location varies enormously from one person to the next. I must say I'm glad that the Horde is one place where it's safe to admit where one's scar tissue is located, 'cuz we all have some. (Oops, did I just call the HQ a "safe space"?)

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:43 PM (3C9q2)

82 62
In wine there is wisdom.
In beer there is freedom.
In water there is bacteria.

Posted by: antisocialist at May 27, 2017 10:43 PM (W2wn0)

83 It really bothers me that so many young kids today have so little idea of the causes and consequences of that war.
Posted by: Deplorable lady
-------------

No knowledge at all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 10:43 PM (OdK9v)

84 I know this ain't the movie thread anymore but I just saw Matt Damon in "The Great Wall".

It was okay for a cartoon. Better than I expected. Needed more cat girls though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 10:44 PM (6FqZa)

85 79- Wo ist die weisse Frauen?

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:44 PM (h7sWp)

86 72
(On an entirely unrelated note, a former chick boss of mine had a game
where you'd insult someone in such a way they wouldn't know, or couldn't
be sure, that they were being insulted.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 10:30 PM (Nwg0u

Michelle carries that weight well.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 10:44 PM (XoldI)

87 Wo sind!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 10:45 PM (e9G8E)

88 Hope that helps. I think most people by the time they get into their twenties have at least one sore spot somewhere in their psyches-- it's just that the location varies enormously from one person to the next. I must say I'm glad that the Horde is one place where it's safe to admit where one's scar tissue is located, 'cuz we all have some. (Oops, did I just call the HQ a "safe space"?)

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:43 PM (3C9q2)

Agreed, and there's even a technical term for that: "pet peeve".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 10:45 PM (XUcIQ)

89 entirely unrelated note, a former chick boss of mine had a game
where you'd insult someone in such a way they wouldn't know, or couldn't
be sure, that they were being insulted.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 10:30 PM (Nwg0u

Michelle carries that weight well.
Posted by: davidt at May




that is a really interesting dress, not everyone could make that work.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:45 PM (cPsPa)

90 There are things in this world to be triggered at, Basement Cat, but some moron posting "first!!" really isn't high on my list, personally.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 10:45 PM (6FqZa)

91 Yes....and...?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 27, 2017 10:46 PM (MZcWR)

92 Hope that helps. I think most people by the time they get into their twenties have at least one sore spot somewhere in their psyches-- it's just that the location varies enormously from one person to the next. I must say I'm glad that the Horde is one place where it's safe to admit where one's scar tissue is located, 'cuz we all have some. (Oops, did I just call the HQ a "safe space"?)

Posted by: Basement Cat at May




so what exactly was the thing that caused you to stop commenting?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:46 PM (cPsPa)

93 In water there is bacteria.

Posted by: antisocialist at May 27, 2017 10:43 PM (W2wn0)

There's more than that.

Posted by: The Fish at May 27, 2017 10:46 PM (XUcIQ)

94
Hope that helps. I think most people by the time they get into their twenties have at least one sore spot somewhere in their psyches-- it's just that the location varies enormously from one person to the next. I must say I'm glad that the Horde is one place where it's safe to admit where one's scar tissue is located, 'cuz we all have some. (Oops, did I just call the HQ a "safe space"?)
Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:43 PM (3C9q2)

--I think First! is puerile as hell, but I shrug it off.

I admit that there's an infinitesimal thrill to being first, but I try to make it at least a passably substantial or witty comment.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:47 PM (GsAUU)

95 Where has SMFH been? Or have I just missed her?

'sup, peeps?

We are under tornado watch and the power keeps going on and off, so if I drop off, no worries!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 10:47 PM (p8ef/)

96 I mean, this is like that chick in Gremlins 2 going mental because a gremlin dressed up like Abraham Lincoln.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 10:47 PM (6FqZa)

97 82 62
In wine there is wisdom.
In beer there is freedom.
In water there is bacteria.
Posted by: antisocialist at May 27, 2017 10:43 PM (W2wn0)

--I thought in wine there was truth.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:47 PM (GsAUU)

98 Sorry, Herr Doktor Messerod.

My high school German teacher, who threw me out of his German I class after two and a half years.


The whole "verb thing".

Okay, class clown too....

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:48 PM (h7sWp)

99 I admit that there's an infinitesimal thrill to being first, but I try to make it at least a passably substantial or witty comment.

Same here (although I'm rarely first). Plus it's fun to teabag the goof who posts "first" when they are, in fact, second. Beneath me.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 10:48 PM (6FqZa)

100 @84 I know this ain't the movie thread anymore but I just saw Matt Damon in "The Great Wall".

It was okay for a cartoon. Better than I expected. Needed more cat girls though.
--------------------

That's what happens when you let the Chinese make a movie - you get a shortage of cat girls. To meet the movie's cat girl quota, you hand it over to the Japanese.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 10:49 PM (deapv)

101 C class Mercedes advertisement. Oh, how trendy.
Daimler produces those vehicles so that company meets overall CAFE standards.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 10:49 PM (6qmBU)

102 Michelle made a good choice with that color of hair dye, it hides the grey well.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 10:49 PM (XoldI)

103 We are under tornado watch and the power keeps going on and off, so if I drop off, no worries!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




make sure you put your ruby louboutin pigalles on so if anything goes wrong you will be able to get home.
there's no place like ont,
there's no place like ont,
there's no place like ont.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:49 PM (cPsPa)

104

And in Ripple, there is my safe space. I mean, after one bottle, I can look at Aunt Esther without throwing up.

Posted by: Fred Sanford at May 27, 2017 10:49 PM (8O3HH)

105 I admit that there's an infinitesimal thrill to being first, but I try to make it at least a passably substantial or witty comment.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:47 PM (GsAUU)

Posting a first! because you happen to fluke into it is serendipity. Constantly posting firsts! because of being obsessed with it is mildly annoying. It's kind of like a tic, I guess. I don't think any the less of Slap because of his "hobby", but I wish he wouldn't do it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (XUcIQ)

106 102 Prolly a wig anyway.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (h7sWp)

107 When 0200Z rolls around, I start tappin' that F5 key like a cocaine-addled lab monkey... It's just habit now!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (e9G8E)

108 I admit that there's an infinitesimal thrill to being first, but I try to make it at least a passably substantial or witty comment.

Lordy, I should let this drop-- Slap went beyond just saying "first!" to adding some kind of remark intended to tweak the other morons about being latecomers. That was what bugged me.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (3C9q2)

109 C class Mercedes advertisement. Oh, how trendy.
Daimler produces those vehicles so that company meets overall CAFE standards.
Posted by: gNewt at May




ugly effing car. much prefer mercedes to bmw but would drive a 3 series before c class any day.




by the way what the fuck is with the 4 series?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (cPsPa)

110 Lordy, I should let this drop-- Slap went beyond just saying "first!" to adding some kind of remark intended to tweak the other morons about being latecomers. That was what bugged me.
Posted by: Basement Cat at May




meh, you should never have brought it up. there are loads more irritating things about the ont than that.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:52 PM (cPsPa)

111 I'm gonna come out front and say I'm a chauvinist pig, but while I appreciate the sentiment behind showing off these chicks in the military, I honestly think they'd serve our country better by remaining civilians and having more babies to be future patriots (and don't tell me they'd have just as many while in service). Okay, maybe not the lesbians.


There. Flame away.
--

There is no way women should be in combat. EVER.

That whole "I can do whatever a man can do" isn't true. Women's bodies are different and have different muscle mass. End of story.

If a woman insists on being in the service, she can do something administrative or "nursing."

/ha! I showed you!

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 10:53 PM (aT+Bx)

112 106
102 Prolly a wig anyway.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (h7sWp)


I used a sharpie.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at May 27, 2017 10:53 PM (2DT4P)

113 Also... Depeche Mode supposedly isn't gay.

That seems really... um... not right.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 10:53 PM (aT+Bx)

114 95 Where has SMFH been? Or have I just missed her?

'sup, peeps?

We are under tornado watch and the power keeps going on and off, so if I drop off, no worries!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 10:47 PM (p8ef/)

--Last I saw, SMFH had a ton on her plate. I'm always last to know though.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:54 PM (GsAUU)

115 Posting a first! because you happen to fluke into it is serendipity. Constantly posting firsts! because of being obsessed with it is mildly annoying. It's kind of like a tic, I guess. I don't think any the less of Slap because of his "hobby", but I wish he wouldn't do it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (XUcIQ)

======

Agreed. However , if it is that important to him, and for some wierd rason it is, then.....Meh.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 10:54 PM (Hj4t4)

116 @100 That's what happens when you let the Chinese make a movie - you get a shortage of cat girls. To meet the movie's cat girl quota, you hand it over to the Japanese.
-----------------

Or, of course, put Anna in charge of casting.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 10:54 PM (deapv)

117 But first you will blow me.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at May 27, 2017 10:54 PM (VdICR)

118 Last I saw, SMFH had a ton on her plate. I'm always last to know though.
Posted by: logprof at May




hope she was using chinet, otherwise, hoo boy.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:55 PM (cPsPa)

119 Heh, split screen eagle cam/ground cam as the bird snatches Michelle's wig.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 10:55 PM (XoldI)

120 "Lordy, I should let this drop-- Slap went beyond just saying "first!" to adding some kind of remark intended to tweak the other morons about being latecomers. That was what bugged me."
-Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 10:51 PM (3C9q2)

I understand. Stop giving Basement Cat crap.

This is the ONT. Let's honor those that have fallen, hang out and party!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 27, 2017 10:55 PM (6gk0M)

121 113 And water isn't wet.....

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:55 PM (h7sWp)

122 meh, you should never have brought it up. there are loads more irritating things about the ont than that.
Posted by: YankeeFifth


Eh. Everybody has their thing. Critiquing or arguing it is about as useful as a William Hung Greatest Hits playlist.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 27, 2017 10:55 PM (66CWr)

123 Also... Depeche Mode supposedly isn't gay.

That seems really... um... not right.

Posted by: shibumi

They're dead butch. We all bro-out down at the Hooters every Saturday.

Posted by: The Petshop Boys at May 27, 2017 10:56 PM (fHnbd)

124 Posting "First" doesn't bother me, but my pet peeve is someone posting "Nood" on a thread that's still lively and vibrant. Sure, a nood is welcome on an hours-old thread that has grown stale and everyone has run out of things to say, but it's annoying when a thread is going full tilt and suddenly comes to a screeching halt, because "nood".

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 10:56 PM (sdi6R)

125 09 C class Mercedes advertisement. Oh, how trendy.
Daimler produces those vehicles so that company meets overall CAFE standards.

-------

CAFE standards mean the even the E class comes with a biturbo 4-banger.

Ridiculous.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2017 10:56 PM (+GtGJ)

126 Where has SMFH been? Or have I just missed her?

Last I heard she was working nights driving drunks around or something.

Other than that, don't know.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 27, 2017 10:57 PM (D2vc1)

127 119 And pleeeeeeze don't use Michelle and snatch in the same sentence.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:57 PM (h7sWp)

128 Hello everyone. Hope you are are all doing good. I have slept a ton this weekend. Playing catch up thanks to insomnia.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 27, 2017 10:57 PM (hVdx9)

129 This is the ONT. Let's honor those that have fallen, hang out and party!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 27, 2017 10:55 PM (6gk0M)

I'm down with that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 10:57 PM (XUcIQ)

130 "Firsts" are just firsts. Don't know why this has become such an issue. Life is too short. The ONT itself is The Thing.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 27, 2017 10:58 PM (tHwdc)

131 Michelle has a very petite, feminine jaw line.

Posted by: zombie Robert Z'Dar at May 27, 2017 10:58 PM (fHnbd)

132 I've still not ascertained the etymology of the expression "nood"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 10:58 PM (e9G8E)

133 Margaritas, baby!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2017 10:58 PM (+GtGJ)

134
There is no way women should be in combat. EVER.

That whole "I can do whatever a man can do" isn't true. Women's bodies are different and have different muscle mass. End of story.

If a woman insists on being in the service, she can do something administrative or "nursing."

/ha! I showed you!
Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 10:53 PM (aT+Bx)

--Well put. We have our beloved SMFH, who is awesome (and, I'll add gratuitously, pretty damn fly), and while she has been very good at what she does and kinda scares me something in my gut would be more devastated if she'd be hurt (or worse) on the front lines than if a guy, even an outstanding guy, suffered the same fate.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:58 PM (GsAUU)

135
Esther had a face that would scare a bull dog off a meat wagon. And you could roll her face in dough and make gorilla cookies.

But Mooch, now that *is* ugly.

Posted by: Fred Sanford at May 27, 2017 10:59 PM (8O3HH)

136 And pleeeeeeze don't use Michelle and snatch in the same sentence.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:57 PM (h7sWp)

She gets those finely-toned arms by pumping iron. You should see her snatch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 10:59 PM (XUcIQ)

137 I've still not ascertained the etymology of the expression "nood"...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May




have you googled it?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:59 PM (cPsPa)

138 110
there are loads more irritating things about the ont than that.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:52 PM (cPsPa)


And that's when the fight started.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 10:59 PM (sdi6R)

139 Posting "First" doesn't bother me, but my pet peeve is someone posting "Nood" on a thread that's still lively and vibrant. Sure, a nood is welcome on an hours-old thread that has grown stale and everyone has run out of things to say, but it's annoying when a thread is going full tilt and suddenly comes to a screeching halt, because "nood".
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 10:56 PM (sdi6R)

=========

I just see that as informing people. Everyone can certainly exercise the option to stay where they are.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 10:59 PM (Hj4t4)

140 >>>CAFE standards mean the even the E class comes with a biturbo 4-banger.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2017 10:56 PM (+GtGJ)<<<



But I identify as a V8.

Posted by: a bi-turbo 4 banger at May 27, 2017 10:59 PM (+MPEM)

141 Handing out poppies on the church steps after the masses this weekend.

And accepting donations.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 11:00 PM (h7sWp)

142 113 Also... Depeche Mode supposedly isn't gay.

That seems really... um... not right.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 10:53 PM (aT+Bx)

--Martin Gore digs dudes (NTTAWWT), but I think Gahan is straight.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)

143 there are loads more irritating things about the ont than that.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:52 PM (cPsPa)

And that's when the fight started.
Posted by: rickl at May



well there are loads more irritating things.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:00 PM (cPsPa)

144 "I'm down with that."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 10:57 PM (XUcIQ)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at May 27, 2017 11:00 PM (6gk0M)

145 It really bothers me that so many young kids today have so little idea of the causes and consequences of that war.
Posted by: Deplorable lady
---
Or any connection to the services at all.

The last time my youngest son was home on leave we all attended church on Sunday to which my son wore his service dress blues. After the service, some twentysomething accused my son of wearing a costume as no one joins the Navy any more. I believe that was the first time I ever heard the terms 'douchenozzle' and 'twatwaffle' used together in a sentence. Correctly, I might add.

I do wish son had waited to unload on the ass until we were out of the Vestibule but still . . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2017 11:01 PM (tr2D7)

146 Posted by: a bi-turbo 4 banger at May 27, 2017 10:59 PM (+MPEM)

-------

I see that. The price is identical.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2017 11:01 PM (+GtGJ)

147 14
Canadian Woman looking to adopted by an American.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytsUTS5COsc

Any morons willing?


Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 10:11 PM (N4gtY)

Science!
Screen door/hurricane, etc....
Meow!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 27, 2017 11:01 PM (8iiMU)

148 Snowflakes beware.

Good Bye Charlie's on. Debbie Reynolds playing a reincarnated womanizer. Cute

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 11:01 PM (6qmBU)

149 well there are loads more irritating things.
Posted by: YankeeFifth


For you. Maybe not for others. Really, sometimes I wish I could carve "YMMV" on the freakin' Moon.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 27, 2017 11:01 PM (66CWr)

150 Slapweasel good at baiting people?

Well, I guess he is something of a master baiter.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 11:02 PM (S6Pax)

151 Yes, Y5... Is it "New Object Of Desire"?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 11:02 PM (e9G8E)

152
No, you should chew your food 32 times before swallowing. As my mother taught, "32 times keeps your tummy from danger, and you can stay up and watch the Lone Ranger."
Posted by: Dr. Bob Hartley






NOW you tell me!

Posted by: Zombie Mama Cass at May 27, 2017 11:03 PM (quw2O)

153 Woman looking to adopted by an American.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytsUTS5COsc

Any morons willing?


Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 10:11 PM (N4gtY)




meh too skinny. less interested in adoption than indentured servitude.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:03 PM (cPsPa)

154
Tomorrow will be the eat yourself into a coma day her, we have a family get together that I'm hosting

Only be 8 of us, plus whichever neighbor wanders by. There is enough food (the usual goodies) for a platoon or two. Should be a fine time.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2017 11:04 PM (S/hVx)

155 Really, sometimes I wish I could carve "YMMV" on the freakin' Moon.

Maybe later. First they need to carve "AMERICA, FUCK YEAH"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 11:05 PM (6FqZa)

156 Her mouth makes me think she has a talent for singing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 11:05 PM (VdICR)

157 And pleeeeeeze don't use Michelle and snatch in the same sentence.



Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 10:57 PM (h7sWp)



She gets those finely-toned arms by pumping iron. You should see her snatch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

I hear it's quite impressive.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 27, 2017 11:06 PM (hVdx9)

158 Canadian Woman looking to adopted by an American.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytsUTS5COsc

Any morons willing?


Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 10:11 PM (N4gtY)

--She's like a brunette Canadian Kat Timpf.

And Jistin Trudoh! is an asshat.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:06 PM (GsAUU)

159 For you. Maybe not for others. Really, sometimes I wish I could carve "YMMV" on the freakin' Moon.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at May




meh, not all irritants are equal. quitting the ont over the first nonsense is silly. it has been going on forever. show up late, page down twice problem solved.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:06 PM (cPsPa)

160
And pleeeeeeze don't use Michelle and snatch in the same sentence.

She gets those finely-toned arms by pumping iron. You should see her snatch.


She is the answer to the question:
You load sixteen tons and what do you get?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2017 11:06 PM (IqV8l)

161 This is the ONT. Let's honor those that have fallen, hang out and party!

The Phillies have won 2 out of their last 3 games, by one run each, bringing their season average up to a resounding . . . . 362! A genuine hot streak! (I'm sure grammie's Cubbies are shaking . . . with giggles).

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 11:07 PM (3C9q2)

162 Watched "We Were Soldiers" tonight to kick off the movie weekend.
I figured it would be easier the second time around.
I was wrong.

I enlisted towards the end of that war. Oct 72.
Guys were fighting and dying. Why should I be any different?
God saw to it I guess that I didn't go there, nor to any other war.

To the men young and old who did, my undying gratitude.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 11:07 PM (qREJU)

163 SMFH left in apparent solidarity with chi after Cooth got rebanned permanently this time

Posted by: MAxIE at May 27, 2017 11:07 PM (9TR2V)

164 My Kat is way hotter than that Canadian orphan...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 11:08 PM (e9G8E)

165 Tomorrow will be the eat yourself into a coma day her, we have a family get together that I'm hosting

Only be 8 of us, plus whichever neighbor wanders by. There is enough food (the usual goodies) for a platoon or two. Should be a fine time.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2017 11:04 PM (S/hVx)

=======

There is a whole pig ready to be placed in the BBQ box at about 4:00 this morning. Expecting to feed 15 and send everyone home with a pound in a freezer bag.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 11:09 PM (Hj4t4)

166 Greetings:

Back in the summer of the last '68, I was doing my military service down in Texas, which, besides the Bronx, is the place I'd most like to be from. For several months, I was assigned to the base's funeral detail. We would provide pallbearers and a rifle squad for those requesting military funerals in the local area.

Military-wise, it wasn't bad duty. On the days when we weren't scheduled for a funeral, we would spend several hours practicing our "drill & ceremonies" and a couple more squaring away our uniforms and equipment. On funeral days, we would head out as early as necessary on a 44-passenger bus, often in civilian clothes or else fatigues with our first-class uniforms and equipment in tow. Often we would change into our duty uniforms at the funeral home, once in the casket display room, or on the bus itself.

It being Texas and the Viet Nam war being in full swing, we often had several funerals a week to perform. There was a certain spectrum from the World War graduates through the Viet Nam casualties. The former might involve a local veterans' group and an afterward BBQ or such. The latter were somewhat more emotionally raw as most of us were facing our own deployments in the near future.

Two funerals of the latter sort have stayed with me through the years. The first was of a young Private First Class who had been MIA for several months before his remains were recovered. I was on the pallbearer squad that day and when we went to lift the casket, it almost flew up in the air. There was so little of the young soldier left that we totally overestimated the weight we were lifting and almost looked decidedly unprofessional.

The other was that of a Negro Specialist 4th Class. I was in the rifle squad that day. In the rendering of military honors, there is a momentary pause between the end of the (21-gun) rifle salute and the beginning of the playing of "Taps". It is a moment of profound silence in most cases. During that moment, the young soldier's mother gave out a yowl from the depths of her grief that so startled me that I almost dropped the rifle out of my hands. That yowl echoes within me still.

I'll readily admit that, as a result of my experiences, I became much imbued with a sense of duty and respect to and for our fallen. Hopefully, today, when our media do their reporting they will show some of the same and let "Taps" be played out in its entirety. It would be nice for a change.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 27, 2017 11:10 PM (evgyj)

167 161 This is the ONT. Let's honor those that have fallen, hang out and party!

The Phillies have won 2 out of their last 3 games, by one run each, bringing their season average up to a resounding . . . . 362! A genuine hot streak! (I'm sure grammie's Cubbies are shaking . . . with giggles).
Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 11:07 PM (3C9q2)

--Did you hear Jim Bunning passed away?

R.I.P.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:10 PM (GsAUU)

168 We have our beloved SMFH, who is awesome (and, I'll add gratuitously, pretty damn fly), and while she has been very good at what she does and kinda scares me something in my gut would be more devastated if she'd be hurt (or worse) on the front lines than if a guy, even an outstanding guy, suffered the same fate.
--

IMHO, men are biologically wired to protect women. For the species to continue, there MUST be women available.

That's why women should not be on the front lines. Outside of the biology of it, men are wired to protect women, which interferes with "killing the guy who is trying to kill me." It's... distracting at a time you cannot be distracted, since you life depends on it. I admire the women who can get through the training (I never could) however, In battle.. please put them somewhere else.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:11 PM (aT+Bx)

169 At night Kat Timpf comes to me in my dreams. Dressed as a "space nerd". And I poke her with my "nerd stick"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 11:11 PM (e9G8E)

170 that Faith Goldy girl is ok but she is funny so she gets extra points.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:11 PM (cPsPa)

171 Kat Timpf!!!

I'll be in my bunk....

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 11:11 PM (h7sWp)

172 Women "serving" in the military"

During WWII, there were women in units that shuttled Lend Lease airplanes (P-39's) up to Alaska, where the Russians picked them up and flew them back to the USSR.

My Grandmother, while she wasn't in uniform, worked for the Army Air Corps in a "classified" job. She was the first women that was assigned to rebuild Norden bomb sights. They would bring the broken and damaged Nordens to Wright Patterson to be rebuilt. Her late husband (my grandfather) had taught her how to read blue prints (he was an architect for a while). Classified work, that took brains and skill (my grandmother was not a particularly big women).

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 11:11 PM (S6Pax)

173 Also... I am SHOCKED I'm saying this, but if you can get past the faux gay, Depeche Mode has a nice show.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:12 PM (aT+Bx)

174 At night Kat Timpf comes to me in my dreams. Dressed as a "space nerd". And I poke her with my "nerd stick"...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May



ugh. used to think she was clever and funny but now she is just irritating.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:12 PM (cPsPa)

175 Hello Horde! Taking the bus up to NY this morning, I overheard some smug liberal reading from her phone that Trump had agreed to stay in the Paris Climate Accord. Good to see that was Fake News. Always trust the HQ over some lib on her glowing rectangle.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2017 11:13 PM (ANIFC)

176 Michelle has a very petite, feminine jaw line.

Posted by: zombie Robert Z'Dar at May 27, 2017 10:58 PM (fHnbd)
And it hides the way she can unhinge it to ingest a lobster whole!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 27, 2017 11:14 PM (JO9+V)

177 I got to see Depeche Mode twice, once in San Antonio and once in Houston. Not that there's anything wrong with that

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 11:14 PM (6FqZa)

178 howdy horde....just wanted to give an update to the Days of Our Lives from last night.

So, I guess at this little cookout, everyone "had someone" and he was feeling particularly lonely, which was why he was so sad. Why he didn't want to talk to me about it...who knows.

But, after talking to him extensively...the long distance is taking quite a toll on him. He is not used to being tethered to his phone/computer, and feeling like he has to check in all the time. Which...I guess I get, but everything you read/hear about long-distance relationships is that consistent communication is absolutely necessary. It's pretty much all we have.

He said he is used to, with his current friends....not texting much, but just talking to them in real life, and that's what he prefers. I told him he was comparing apples and oranges. Sure, I understand if you are going to see someone in an hour or the next morning, I can understand his point. But, we can't just be like...."See you in 4 months, bye" It's gonna be a while before we see each other (if at all, at this point) We have to keep in touch, that's all there is to it. I understand it isn't ideal for him, and I'm sorry that it adds a layer of stress to his life.

He's not done with me, nor I with him, but I think the situation is just hitting him a lot harder than in the past few weeks.

Just wanted to keep ya'll updated.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (smD62)

179 --Did you hear Jim Bunning passed away?

Yes, I did, thank you for the reminder. He will be missed as a senator as well as a pitcher.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (3C9q2)

180 I used to listen to Depeche Mode when I was in law school. I didn't cut myself, but I was tempted.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (+GtGJ)

181 Hello Horde! Taking the bus up to NY this morning, I overheard some smug liberal reading from her phone that Trump had agreed to stay in the Paris Climate Accord. Good to see that was Fake News. Always trust the HQ over some lib on her glowing rectangle.
Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2017 11:13 PM (ANIFC)

======

He tweeted today that he will make his decision next week.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (Hj4t4)

182 110 meh, you should never have brought it up. there are loads more irritating things about the ont than that.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:52 PM (cPsPa)

Indeed. The shocking lack of shirtless, kilted hotties is most disconcerting.

And I cannot believe I managed to miss Angelina Jolie's at Disneyland yesterday. I wanted to see if she's as skinny in person
.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:16 PM (hscyr)

183 Good evening everyone! Just a few minutes here before I hop in the shower and head out. How is everyone's weekend going?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 27, 2017 11:16 PM (Tnhbr)

184 there are loads more irritating things about the ont than that.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:52 PM


Mosdef! The significant paucity of beloved artistic icons being one of them.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Appreciation Society at May 27, 2017 11:16 PM (DMUuz)

185 Michelle is quite bright; I am certain she remembers exactly who her children's fathers most likely are.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 27, 2017 11:16 PM (c1VpD)

186 Always trust the HQ over some lib on her glowing rectangle.
Posted by: josephistan

Trump left it up in the air, but I don't think he is playing along. Most of those "European Leaders" all look like a bunch of betas. Especially Macron and Trudeau. The video linked with the Canadian girl was pretty funny.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 11:17 PM (S6Pax)

187 I got to see Depeche Mode twice, once in San Antonio and once in Houston. Not that there's anything wrong with that
--

It's a really nice looking show. The guy that does the show design is a famous photographer. Really well done.

Plus, I'm pretty sure no one at Depeche Mode is going to projectile vomit on you.

/looking right at YOU Rascal Flatts fans

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:17 PM (aT+Bx)

188 Bebes!



And I cannot believe I managed to miss Angelina Jolie's at Disneyland yesterday. I wanted to see if she's as skinny in person
.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May




someone needs to buy that girl a lot of steak dinners. pretty face but way to skinny. she would break in half in the middle of a good schtupping.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:17 PM (cPsPa)

189 >>>That's why women should not be on the front lines.
Outside of the biology of it, men are wired to protect women, which
interferes with "killing the guy who is trying to kill me." It's...
distracting at a time you cannot be distracted, since you life depends
on it. I admire the women who can get through the training (I never
could) however, In battle.. please put them somewhere else.


Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:11 PM (aT+Bx)<<<

**hoists sign**


Make Sammiches!

Not War!

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 27, 2017 11:17 PM (+MPEM)

190 Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 10:49 PM (cPsPa)

LOL, donning those is a sort of not-so-virtuous signalling in this house!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:17 PM (p8ef/)

191 Plus, I'm pretty sure no one at Depeche Mode is going to projectile vomit on you.

Wasn't that more GWAR's thing ?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 11:18 PM (6FqZa)

192 Michelle is quite bright; I am certain she remembers exactly who her children's fathers most likely are.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword

She knows exactly who the father is, one Mr. Turkey Baster.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 27, 2017 11:19 PM (fHnbd)

193 Michelle has a very petite, feminine jaw line.



Posted by: zombie Robert Z'Dar
****
When compared to Mike Tyson's perhaps...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 27, 2017 11:19 PM (hVdx9)

194 185 Michelle is quite bright; I am certain she remembers exactly who her children's fathers most likely are.

----------

It wasn't me. IVE DONE ENOUGH, GODDAMMIT!!!

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at May 27, 2017 11:19 PM (+GtGJ)

195 LOL, donning those is a sort of not-so-virtuous signalling in this house!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May



schtupping or tornado, whichever, after a good one the house will be a wreck afterwards.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:20 PM (cPsPa)

196 I'm late but I'm here! I bet some of you might have thought I was out doing something fun. Well, the joke's on you! The joke's...on you...

*sobs*

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:20 PM (0mRoj)

197 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868509893581574150

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868510048930205696

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868510210062766080

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868510339448676352

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868510463990038528

Posted by: kbdabear at May 27, 2017 11:21 PM (AOrEZ)

198 I'm late but I'm here! I bet some of you might have thought I was out doing something fun. Well, the joke's on you! The joke's...on you...

*sobs*
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May




now, now, don't you cry, no one thought that for even a moment.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:21 PM (cPsPa)

199 Michelle has a very petite, feminine jaw line.



Posted by: zombie Robert Z'Dar
****
When compared to Mike Tyson's perhaps...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale

For reference:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q= robert+z%27dar&qs=IA&form=QBILPG&sp=1&pq= robert+z%27&sc=8-9&cvid= 7550A31D86954B6DB49B9CAB24A15655
remove spaces

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 27, 2017 11:22 PM (fHnbd)

200 If the rest of the weekend is as "relaxing" as today, I may not make it to Tuesday alive.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 11:22 PM (F8jk2)

201 I'm not saying that MSG is bad for you. But, whoever thought the following statement is a powerful argument is pretty f'ng stupid:

And this makes sense - MSG is nothing more than a common amino acid with a sodium atom added. The placebo effect is more than strong enough to account for the negative effects sometimes associated with MSG.

You know what happens when we combine that same sodium atom with plain old water? Sodium hydroxide, aka lye. It'll eat holes in you if you let it.

But, that's chemistry for you. You can take a couple of harmless things, combine them together, and things can go sideways.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 11:22 PM (R+30W)

202 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868510609192755200

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868510735298682881

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868510895814606848

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868511017113968644

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868511129470947328

Posted by: kbdabear at May 27, 2017 11:23 PM (AOrEZ)

203 There is NOTHING petite or feminine about da Wook.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 11:23 PM (h7sWp)

204 Michelle 0bama:

Keepin' it squatchy since 2008.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:24 PM (GsAUU)

205 "But, after talking to him extensively...the long distance is taking quite a toll on him."

What?

"He is not used to being tethered to his phone/computer, and feeling like he has to check in all the time. Which...I guess I get...."

What? I don't get that at all.

"He said he is used to, with his current friends....not texting much, but just talking to them in real life, and that's what he prefers."

Well, I'd prefer to get laid by Sofia Vergara 4 times a day, but that's not how life always works.

"I understand it isn't ideal for him, and I'm sorry that it adds a layer of stress to his life."

You're on separate continents. How stressful is it gonna be when you're right in front of him???

"I think the situation is just hitting him a lot harder than in the past few weeks."

What situation? Talking with some American chick he's never met? What's gonna happen when life throws him a real curve ball?

Sorry, but this dude sounds very taxing emotionally. As I alluded to last night, like some chick.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 27, 2017 11:24 PM (D2vc1)

206 142 --Martin Gore digs dudes (NTTAWWT), but I think Gahan is straight.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)

I know for a fact gahan likes pussy.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:24 PM (hscyr)

207 There is NOTHING petite or feminine about da Wook.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 11:23 PM (h7sWp)

Her husband?

Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 11:24 PM (N4gtY)

208 Her husband?
Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 11:24 PM (N4gtY)


*golf clap*

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 27, 2017 11:25 PM (Tnhbr)

209 I know for a fact gahan likes pussy.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May




uh, details?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

210 There is NOTHING petite or feminine about da Wook.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 11:23 PM (h7sWp)

Her husband?
Posted by: X-ray

Thread winner already? Gonna be a short night.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 27, 2017 11:26 PM (fHnbd)

211 She's a Klingon

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 27, 2017 11:26 PM (dKiJG)

212 206 142 --Martin Gore digs dudes (NTTAWWT), but I think Gahan is straight.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)

I know for a fact gahan likes pussy.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:24 PM (hscyr)

--Heh, glad my gaydar is not completely busted.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:28 PM (GsAUU)

213 Michelle's figure is almost as svelte as an actress' - like Lena Dunham, or that really popular comedy chick that steals jokes. You know, the blonde one that looks like she was made out of sacks of boiled cauliflower.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 27, 2017 11:28 PM (c1VpD)

214 210 There is NOTHING petite or feminine about da Wook.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at May 27, 2017 11:23 PM (h7sWp)

Her husband?
Posted by: X-ray

Thread winner already? Gonna be a short night.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 27, 2017 11:26 PM (fHnbd)

*Slow clap*

We have arrived.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:28 PM (GsAUU)

215 But, that's chemistry for you. You can take a couple of harmless things, combine them together, and things can go sideways.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 11:22 PM (R+30W)



MSG, nitrites, and nitrates (if I eat too much) give me headaches.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 11:29 PM (6qmBU)

216 RE: The Valenti column:

>> I don't remember puppy videos and pillows; if there was calming music or coloring books, it wasn't noticeable. But singling out details like this -- making it sound like a preschool for hysterical grownups rather than a quiet room with trained counselors -- is an intentional move to discredit.


Honestly, I don't know what's worse - alleged "adults" retreating to a pre-school environment after hearing someone say something they don't like during a debate, or needing professional counseling because someone said something they didn't like.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at May 27, 2017 11:29 PM (E5jIq)

217 ...because cauliflower is pretty...

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 27, 2017 11:29 PM (c1VpD)

218 He's not done with me, nor I with him,


Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (smD62)


Little One, he's done with you.

He would not feel tethered in any way, shape or form if he were really and truly interested.

Please listen to what he is telling you loudly and clearly.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (p8ef/)

219 What the fuck is a goony-goo-goo?

Posted by: Gus at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (ANIFC)

220 I'm late but I'm here! I bet some of you might have thought I was out doing something fun. Well, the joke's on you! The joke's...on you...


*sobs*
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May




now, now, don't you cry, no one thought that for even a moment.
--

I did! I thought Insomniac was out doing... something.

/what do people do? Go the grocery store? Get gas? IDK....

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (aT+Bx)

221 howdy horde....just wanted to give an update to the Days of Our Lives from last night.

So, I guess at this little cookout, everyone "had someone" and he was feeling particularly lonely, which was why he was so sad. Why he didn't want to talk to me about it...who knows.

But, after talking to him extensively...the long distance is taking quite a toll on him. He is not used to being tethered to his phone/computer, and feeling like he has to check in all the time. Which...I guess I get, but everything you read/hear about long-distance relationships is that consistent communication is absolutely necessary. It's pretty much all we have.

He said he is used to, with his current friends....not texting much, but just talking to them in real life, and that's what he prefers. I told him he was comparing apples and oranges. Sure, I understand if you are going to see someone in an hour or the next morning, I can understand his point. But, we can't just be like...."See you in 4 months, bye" It's gonna be a while before we see each other (if at all, at this point) We have to keep in touch, that's all there is to it. I understand it isn't ideal for him, and I'm sorry that it adds a layer of stress to his life.

He's not done with me, nor I with him, but I think the situation is just hitting him a lot harder than in the past few weeks.

Just wanted to keep ya'll updated.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May




so have you ever been in physical contact with him?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (cPsPa)

222 He's not done with me, nor I with him,


Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (smD62)

Little One, he's done with you.

He would not feel tethered in any way, shape or form if he were really and truly interested.

Please listen to what he is telling you loudly and clearly.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (p8ef/)
******************************

The Horde has great wisdom.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 11:31 PM (6qmBU)

223 I'm slightly conflicted on ladies in the military, given I know bio grandmother was a WASP...still, I'm not happy with 'em going on the front line, especially considering how many outright barbarians we're up against these days.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 27, 2017 11:32 PM (66CWr)

224 Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 11:29 PM (6qmBU)

My mama gets horrible headaches from MSG.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:32 PM (p8ef/)

225 188. someone needs to buy that girl a lot of steak dinners. pretty face but way to skinny.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:17 PM (cPsPa)

Hell she should have availed herself of several dole whips, beignets, churros...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:33 PM (hscyr)

226 My mama gets horrible headaches from MSG.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




not one of those letters is a T

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

227 @221

Uh no....clearly not. October.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:33 PM (smD62)

228 Uh no....clearly not. October.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May




you an only child?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:34 PM (cPsPa)

229 AWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Bobo, outside the Obamas' hotel at May 27, 2017 11:35 PM (GsAUU)

230 @228

I am not....why?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:35 PM (smD62)

231 Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

Ha, since we've both gotten old, we do fight a lot.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:35 PM (p8ef/)

232 211 She's a Klingon
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 27, 2017 11:26 PM


"You go slow, be gentle. It's no one-way street -- you know how you feel and that's all. It's how the girl feels, too. Don't press. If the girl feels anything for you at all, you'll know."

Posted by: James T. Kirk at May 27, 2017 11:36 PM (DMUuz)

233 I think Jolie is and always has been absolutely hideous... It's her teeth!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 11:36 PM (e9G8E)

234 209 uh, details?
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

NOT me!!! Friend of a friend, that I'm acquainted with.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:36 PM (hscyr)

235 I am not....why?
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May




you have a brother? what do your siblings say about this?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:36 PM (cPsPa)

236 Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:33 PM

So, something that may or may not have been pointed out.

When people are starting a relationship, they are usually on their best behavior.

Your guy seems to be coming across as needy and emotional. So it's possible that his BEST behavior is needy and emotional.

What is his worst behavior going to look like? Do you really want to go there?

Also... just for fun, look up Histrionic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:37 PM (aT+Bx)

237 This is the squatchiest place I've ever been!

Posted by: Bobo, outside the Obamas' hotel at May 27, 2017 11:37 PM (GsAUU)

238 He's not done with me, nor I with him,

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (smD62)

========

He is done with you, but is not willing to or does not have the guts to come out and say this. Please plan accordingly.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 11:37 PM (Hj4t4)

239 NOT me!!! Friend of a friend, that I'm acquainted with.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May



oh. well you must have some details.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:37 PM (cPsPa)

240 And Diana Rigg with that bulbous right cheek bone... It's as if she has a spare eyeball squirrelled away in there! For me, one small flaw totally ruins it...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 27, 2017 11:38 PM (e9G8E)

241 Probably already covered today but I've been busy. One of my favorite bands. Saw ABB in the mid 90s when in Tampa when Dickie Betts was still in the band. They sounded terrific and it was a great show. His past finally caught up with him though. He probably shouldn't have made it out of the 70s alive. Anyway, RIP Greg Allman.

https://youtu.be/TCRS4DRmf_w

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2017 11:38 PM (kCtdY)

242 @218

I understand what you are saying. But, I suggested we take a break and he disagreed vociferously.

I also mentioned maybe not seeing each other in October when I travel, until he gets over whatever stresses he has going on, and that did not go over well...at all.

But trust me....I know what you are saying.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:39 PM (smD62)

243 239 NOT me!!! Friend of a friend, that I'm acquainted with.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May



oh. well you must have some details.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:37 PM (cPsPa)

And even if you don't, make some up. We'll never know the difference.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2017 11:39 PM (ANIFC)

244 218 Little One, he's done with you.
Please listen to what he is telling you loudly and clearly.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (

Please listen to Miss T. She truly is a font of wisdom.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:39 PM (hscyr)

245 219 What the fuck is a goony-goo-goo?
Posted by: Gus at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (ANIFC)

GI Joe is swimming through the water...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:40 PM (hscyr)

246 @235

No brother...and my sister doesn't know. I mean....she knows I am traveling overseas. But....she doesn't know about all of....this.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:41 PM (smD62)

247 Uh no....clearly not. October.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:33 PM (smD62)

I predict a wild story made up between now and then to prevent him having to actually meet you, but maybe he hopes to get laid and will take a chance.

At any rate, I'd back off a little. Let him have a chance to miss you.

I know you feel compelled to stalk him keep the lines of contact open so as not to ruin your chances of a trip to Europe, but you are going to scare the shit out of him with this bunny-boiler intensity.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:43 PM (p8ef/)

248 I understand what you are saying. But, I suggested we take a break and he disagreed vociferously.

I also mentioned maybe not seeing each other in October when I travel, until he gets over whatever stresses he has going on, and that did not go over well...at all.

But trust me....I know what you are saying.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:39 PM (smD62)

=======

Please lisen to the abundance of advice offered above. You will be better off if you do.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 11:44 PM (Hj4t4)

249 243 oh. well you must have some details.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 11:37 PM (cPsPa)
And even if you don't, make some up. We'll never know the difference.
Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2017 11:39 PM (ANIFC)

I don't. You pervs don't automatically plug in some rock star orgy scenario a la gene Simmons?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:44 PM (hscyr)

250 Who was it that leaked President Trump is dropping out of that Paris whatchamacallit?

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at May 27, 2017 11:45 PM (mYYiR)

251 /what do people do? Go the grocery store? Get gas? IDK....
Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (aT+Bx)

I don't really know either. What do people go out and do for fun these days?

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:45 PM (0mRoj)

252 >>>bunny-boiler intensity.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:43 PM (p8ef/)<<<




Oh no, no, no. That's really attractive in a woman.

Posted by: Jimmah Cahtah at May 27, 2017 11:45 PM (+MPEM)

253 i bet mrs. obama's a good swimmer.

Posted by: booknlass at May 27, 2017 11:46 PM (tfQTV)

254 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 27, 2017 11:46 PM (IcT7t)

255 Blanco!!!! How's the emotional 2 year old?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:47 PM (hscyr)

256 >>>I don't really know either. What do people go out and do for fun these days?

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:45 PM (0mRoj)<<<

**shrugs**

Posted by: Millenial, out and about, fixated on a cell phone at May 27, 2017 11:47 PM (+MPEM)

257 Le Sigh.

That was meant to be a strike, not an italic.

Pink, sweet girl, this is all very strange on your part.

My honest impression is that you're trying to get something out of him, and you won't let a little thing like him losing interest stop you.

Please let it stop you, or at the very least let it be friendship that drives you, not a romantic ideal.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:47 PM (p8ef/)

258 LOL.

A friend of mine working backstage at a venue was invited to a threesome by Gene Simmons and his girlfriend. She was a bit on the wild side, and I'm shocked to report she said no.

At least, that's what she told me. Had no reason to lie though, since I really don't care if she did Gene Simmons and his girlfriend.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:47 PM (aT+Bx)

259 253 i bet mrs. obama's a good swimmer.
Posted by: booknlass at May 27, 2017 11:46 PM (tfQTV)


Aliens created her!

Posted by: Giorgio Tsoukalis at May 27, 2017 11:47 PM (GsAUU)

260 I predict a wild story made up between now and then to prevent him having to actually meet you, but maybe he hopes to get laid and will take a chance.

At any rate, I'd back off a little. Let him have a chance to miss you.

I know you feel compelled to stalk him keep the lines of contact open so as not to ruin your chances of a trip to Europe, but you are going to scare the shit out of him with this bunny-boiler intensity.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:43 PM (p8ef/)

=====

And.....this distills the whole situation. Letter perfect.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 11:48 PM (Hj4t4)

261 MSG, nitrites, and nitrates (if I eat too much) give me headaches.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 11:29 PM (6qmBU)

++++

That was one of the things that the "24 health 'facts' that are actually completely wrong" article was claiming to disprove. But, when you look at their "proof", there isn't much there. They actually use the phase "scientific consensus". But, no link or anything. Just that, plus some stuff about how MSG is made from harmless sodium and a harmless amino acid, so it must be ok.

MSG never bothered me, but with so many people saying it bothers them, I think it is the opposite of science to just shrug and say it's all in their head.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 11:49 PM (R+30W)

262 /what do people do? Go the grocery store? Get gas? IDK....
Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:30 PM (aT+Bx)


I don't really know either. What do people go out and do for fun these days?
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:45 PM

After church I went to Walmart and bought 12 hour allergy D meds.

It takes longer to get "allergy D" meds than it does "narcotics," and you have to show proof of ID. Not sure you have to do that for actual "narcotics."

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM (aT+Bx)

263 255 Blanco!!!! How's the emotional 2 year old?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:47 PM (hscyr)

Emotional 2 year old...I'd say that's repetitive and redundant.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM (0mRoj)

264 Tickled, you should fly out there right away and surprise him by making him breakfast. In fact, if you can introduce yourself to his mother first.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM (Tnhbr)

265 Heh, I brought up the Hitler-Islam connection earlier, and lo and behold here's Black Pigeon:

https://youtu.be/D3TIFH1q0bM

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)

266 Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:51 PM

Black Pigeon has some good videos.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:53 PM (aT+Bx)

267 I'm late but I'm here! I bet some of you might have thought I was out doing something fun. Well, the joke's on you! The joke's...on you...
*sobs*
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone

/what do people do? Go the grocery store? Get gas? IDK....
Posted by: shibumi

Insomniac, that was endearing to me. and i'm laughy, cause that's exactly what I did, shibumi, both those things...wandering lonely as a little cloud, as usual.

Posted by: booknlass at May 27, 2017 11:53 PM (tfQTV)

268 After church I went to Walmart and bought 12 hour allergy D meds.

It takes longer to get "allergy D" meds than it does "narcotics," and you have to show proof of ID. Not sure you have to do that for actual "narcotics."
Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM (aT+Bx)


You are completely out of control.

Pharmacies make you show ID for controlled substances. The ID requirement for OTC medicine containing pseudoephedrine is a stupid overreaction to the whole meth thing, as I'm sure you know. I don't like being catalogued and scrutinized just because I want to get my sinuses unclogged.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:53 PM (0mRoj)

269 Blanco!!!! How's the emotional 2 year old?

Bebe! The little guy is doing great. He was here last night.

Little sh*t got up at 2:30 AM and whined at his mom until she let him have her phone so he could watch a video.

I would have felt sorry for her, but the noise woke me up and I was on a different floor of the house.

I think he'll be over on Monday. Mom has to work and daycare is observing the holiday.

How's your holiday weekend working out? I mean, aside from hanging here with us reprobates.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 27, 2017 11:53 PM (IcT7t)

270 >> In fact, if you can introduce yourself to his
>> mother first.

That's how my I met my nice young boy toy.

Posted by: Frog First Lady Brigitte Troglydette at May 27, 2017 11:54 PM (8O3HH)

271 @247, 257

Maybe on the wild story. We'll see. His best friend already has plans for a spa day with me and a double date with her and her boyfriend...so, I guess if nothing else, I will make a new friend that way. And, hey, maybe her boyfriend has a cute brother or cousin!

A strike, not an italic? Can you explain?

My plan, even before talking to him today, was to back off. But, now, I am afraid it will come across as petty or like I am punishing him or something. So, I may just have to be a little more strategic in my backing off.

I actually backed off about 3 weeks ago, and he came back at me stronger than ever, and in fact got upset that I was acting distant.

So, it has not been all bunny boiler intensity as it were. I actually had no intention of stalking or anything like that.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:54 PM (smD62)

272 What do people go out and do for fun these days?

Minor league baseball games. Don't cost a lot, parking is reasonable, stadiums are human-sized, and the nasty drunk type of fan usually doesn't show up.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 11:54 PM (3C9q2)

273 264 Tickled, you should fly out there right away and surprise him by making him breakfast. In fact, if you can introduce yourself to his mother first.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM (Tnhbr)

Boil up some bunny-flavored pancakes!

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:55 PM (0mRoj)

274 I also mentioned maybe not seeing each other in October when I travel, until he gets over whatever stresses he has going on, and that did not go over well...at all.

But trust me....I know what you are saying.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:39 PM (smD62)

I've suggested this before. Ditch this loser, and go become a volunteer at a VA hospital, join USO, and help provide services to men in uniform. You will get to meet many classy guys in a safe environment, and even if you don't find the man of your dreams, you will make some peoples' day better.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 11:55 PM (XUcIQ)

275 Emotional 2 year old...I'd say that's repetitive and redundant.

Well, yes, in this case it is because he actually is 2. In other cases, well they're "adults" but model the same behavior.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 27, 2017 11:56 PM (IcT7t)

276 264 Tickled, you should fly out there right away and surprise him by making him breakfast. In fact, if you can introduce yourself to his mother first.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM

Pink, I'm not sure why you're so hell bent on this dramarama with a completely unavailable male. Maybe you want to examine that in detail, and turn your attentions to someone geographically desirable when you figure it out & are able to make a commitment.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2017 11:56 PM (hscyr)

277 Well, yes, in this case it is because he actually is 2. In other cases, well they're "adults" but model the same behavior.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 27, 2017 11:56 PM (IcT7t)

All too true. I've known a few adults who fit that description. Hell, I was married to one.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 11:57 PM (0mRoj)

278 Odd how pundits (and others) struggle to understand Memorial Day honors military dead while serving at war or other combat. Was listening to Laura Ingraham last week and she mentioned the holiday and honoring vets generally. No, that would be Veterans Day. >

Posted by: MSTisdale at May 27, 2017 11:58 PM (g9d8D)

279 @264

His mother is no longer living. Which...has had a huge impact on his life thus far, so...yeah that's not going to happen.

Also, his mother had some issues with depression so...a part of me feels like he might just be damaged goods.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:59 PM (smD62)

280 My plan, even before talking to him today, was to back off. But, now, I am afraid it will come across as petty or like I am punishing him or something. So, I may just have to be a little more strategic in my backing off.

I actually backed off about 3 weeks ago, and he came back at me stronger than ever, and in fact got upset that I was acting distant.

So, it has not been all bunny boiler intensity as it were. I actually had no intention of stalking or anything like that.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:54 PM (smD62)

========

You have been given great advice above, which is what you asked for. Why are you so determined to ignore said advice?

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 27, 2017 11:59 PM (Hj4t4)

281 Arf!

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at May 28, 2017 12:00 AM (+GtGJ)

282 269 How's your holiday weekend working out? I mean, aside from hanging here with us reprobates.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 27, 2017 11:53 PM (IcT7t)

Had a blast at a shockingly empty Disneyland yesterday. Slept it off, then did chores today. Not sure yet what tomorrow & Sunday hold. You gonna do the Vegas MoMee? My shoe closet wants to hook up with your amex. ;D

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:00 AM (hscyr)

283 NOT me!!! Friend of a friend, that I'm acquainted with.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May




oh, by the way, friends of friends are some of the best things ever. you have access to all kinds of stuff indirectly without sullying your reputation.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:01 AM (cPsPa)

284 >>go become a volunteer at a VA hospital, join USO, and help provide services to men in uniform. You will get to meet many classy guys in a safe environment, and even if you don't find the man of your dreams, you will make some peoples' day better.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

AOP, what a good idea! we have a VA clinic nearby. thanks for that. I'm going to look into it. I love military personnel.

my supervisor at the post office is just retiring from the Army this month. She's among the best bosses I've ever had.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 12:02 AM (tfQTV)

285 @280

How was that ignoring advice?

She said to back off. I agreed I was going to back off.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:02 AM (smD62)

286 No brother...and my sister doesn't know. I mean....she knows I am traveling overseas. But....she doesn't know about all of....this.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May




so why are you not telling your family? why so secretive?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:03 AM (cPsPa)

287 Also, his mother had some issues with depression so...a part of me feels like he might just be damaged goods.

If his mother was depressed, it could certainly sour his opinion of other women.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 28, 2017 12:03 AM (3C9q2)

288 Had a blast at a shockingly empty Disneyland yesterday. Slept it off,
then did chores today. Not sure yet what tomorrow Sunday hold.
You gonna do the Vegas MoMee? My shoe closet wants to hook up with your
amex. ;D


No, I've already booked my travel for the summer/fall. Heading up to Glacier National Park this year.

And I have the distinct impression your shoe closet isn't all that particular about who's AMEX it hooks up with. It's not classy like you are.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 12:03 AM (IcT7t)

289 266 Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 11:51 PM

Black Pigeon has some good videos.
Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:53 PM (aT+Bx)

--Yeah, they're well-made. Sometimes I'm in the mood for PJW and his rants, and sometimes I'm in the mood for cooler material like BP and Mark Steyn.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 12:04 AM (GsAUU)

290 With the popularity of USTV and dumping cable, expect internet service costs by those providers to spike in attempts to offset.

Posted by: MSTisdale at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (g9d8D)

291 283 oh, by the way, friends of friends are some of the best things ever. you have access to all kinds of stuff indirectly without sullying your reputation.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:01 AM (cPsPa)


Yeeeaaaahhh, I'm definitely not the type that rock stars notice. You'll see...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (hscyr)

292 I just polished off half a quart of Neopolitan ice cream.

I hate it when my wife's away.




Posted by: Kreplach at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (9A6UB)

293 No, I've already booked my travel for the summer/fall. Heading up to Glacier National Park this year.


Beautiful place.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (0mRoj)

294 @286

I don't tell things till there is something to tell.

Heck, my parents still don't know I'm going over there yet.

It's not secretive so much as....I prefer to hedge on things as much as possible.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (smD62)

295 Yeeeaaaahhh, I'm definitely not the type that rock stars notice. You'll see...
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May




mmmhm, sure.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:06 AM (cPsPa)

296 Was listening to Laura Ingraham last week and she mentioned the holiday and honoring vets generally. No, that would be Veterans Day. >

Posted by: MSTisdale at May 27, 2017 11:58 PM (g9d8D)



It's Decoration Day.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 12:06 AM (6qmBU)

297 I don't tell things till there is something to tell.

Heck, my parents still don't know I'm going over there yet.

It's not secretive so much as....I prefer to hedge on things as much as possible.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May




well, if there is nothing to tell what are you yammering about here?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:07 AM (cPsPa)

298 288 And I have the distinct impression your shoe closet isn't all that particular about who's AMEX it hooks up with. It's not classy like you are.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 12:03 AM (IcT7t)

Heh, yeah, it's a dirty ho. Bummer you won't at vegas.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:07 AM (hscyr)

299 Yeeeaaaahhh, I'm definitely not the type that rock stars notice. You'll see...
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (hscyr)

You're a man? I never would have guessed.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 28, 2017 12:07 AM (0mRoj)

300 @287

Yes maybe....but I meant more that....I know depression can sometimes be hereditary.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:09 AM (smD62)

301 Heh, yeah, it's a dirty ho. Bummer you won't at vegas.

Consolation? The emotional 2 year old's great grandmother lives in Vegas, so he might be in town that weekend.

'Course, you'll never see him if he is there.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 12:09 AM (IcT7t)

302 295
mmmhm, sure.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:06 AM (cPsPa)

Meh. Ask Gushie. Ask Alex. They can confirm

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:09 AM (hscyr)

303 293 No, I've already booked my travel for the summer/fall. Heading up to Glacier National Park this year.


Beautiful place.
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (0mRoj)

--Never been. Almost exactly 3 years ago I went to Waterton Lakes NP (across the border in Alberta --also highly recommended). I wanted to take the ferry on Upper Waterton Lake to Glacier, but alas there were not enough passengers for the ship to leave. Beautiful corner of the world.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 12:10 AM (GsAUU)

304 This axios. com web site... Must be new. I note that it's got a link Drudge that I'd not noticed before...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 12:10 AM (e9G8E)

305 My plan, even before talking to him today, was to back off. But, now, I am afraid it will come across as petty or like I am punishing him or something. So, I may just have to be a little more strategic in my backing off.

=======

How was that ignoring advice?

She said to back off. I agreed I was going to back off.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:02 AM (smD62)

=======

Asked and answered. Please listen to the plethora of advice already offered.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 28, 2017 12:11 AM (Hj4t4)

306 Time for bed

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 12:11 AM (ANIFC)

307 Yeeeaaaahhh, I'm definitely not the type that rock stars notice. You'll see...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (hscyr)



Well, I'm not a Rock Star, but I do have a certain pudding cup pastie photo on file. What, do I gotta trash a hotel room?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2017 12:12 AM (v5iqM)

308 who gets into a long distance relationship with someone they have never met? that is not how it works. no guy is going to swear loyalty to some girl he has never met and will not meet sometime soon. not how it works.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:13 AM (cPsPa)

309 I was looking at some pics in the Daily Mail of Melania and all the Euro first ladies (including one First Dude). Macron's "mother figure" Brigitte is pretty pitiful. She's a 64 year old woman trying to look young and sexy.

She was actually sort of hunched over wearing heels and some flirty LBD type thing.

That has always been pretty pitiful to me, an old woman trying to look young and hot.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 12:13 AM (8O3HH)

310 "this latest leak helps the Russians. If true, they just revealed to them that we were able to monitor Kislyak's private comms."

And the leak itself proves the need for a back channel, doesn't it.

CIA's Woolsey mentioned today how he got in an argument with a leaker last month who told the Mexican Cartels how we thwart their human trafficking, calling the leaker an associate pimp.

Anything, any treason, any assistance to ISIS, anything at all--just GET TRUMP!

I hope these snake traitors get the rope.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 28, 2017 12:15 AM (Ndje9)

311 301 'Course, you'll never see him if he is there.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 12:09 AM (IcT7t)

Probably for the best since I'm from the fill 'em full of sugar, shake them up up & send them home auntie school.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:16 AM (hscyr)

312 309 I was looking at some pics in the Daily Mail of Melania and all the Euro first ladies (including one First Dude). Macron's "mother figure" Brigitte is pretty pitiful. She's a 64 year old woman trying to look young and sexy.

She was actually sort of hunched over wearing heels and some flirty LBD type thing.

That has always been pretty pitiful to me, an old woman trying to look young and hot.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 12:13 AM (8O3HH)

--Yeah, say what you will about Sarkozy's politics, but at least Carla Bruni was top shelf arm candy.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 12:16 AM (GsAUU)

313 @308

It's the new age of online dating my dear.

There are some people who go years before meeting their significant other, one I think I saw as much a 6 or 7 years before they met. Which, that is something I cannot imagine. That is just way too long to wait before meeting.

Also, it's not entirely without precedent. In the 1800s or even early 1900s, people met and corresponded via postal mail and fell in love before meeting each other. Some never even met. Shop Around the Corner is an example.

I'm not saying it's common. It's not....it's very uncommon. But, you can't say that it NEVER happens.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:17 AM (smD62)

314
14 Canadian Woman looking to adopted by an American.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytsUTS5COsc

Any morons willing?
Posted by: X-ray at May 27, 2017 10:11 PM (N4gtY)

Dunno, she any good at framing a pony wall? I need a pony wall.
What? Sure. Feel free. Look it up.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 28, 2017 12:18 AM (e1mEI)

315 307 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2017 12:12 AM (v5iqM)

Beware the Purple Drank, consumed in celebration of the orange scalp weasel!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:18 AM (hscyr)

316 Probably for the best since I'm from the fill 'em full of sugar, shake them up up send them home auntie school.

Heh. Done that with him myself a time or two. Mom is usually not amused.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 12:18 AM (IcT7t)

317 I was looking at some pics in the Daily Mail of Melania and all the Euro first ladies (including one First Dude). Macron's "mother figure" Brigitte is pretty pitiful. She's a 64 year old woman trying to look young and sexy.


She was actually sort of hunched over wearing heels and some flirty LBD type thing.
--

So she WAS the hag like blonde? I wasn't sure.

There's something about liberal women, anger and age.

They hate getting old.

HATE IT.

Perhaps it's because they feel they're getting closer to death, and know they are not good people.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 12:19 AM (aT+Bx)

318 Barrel roll or aileron roll, do journalists know the difference?

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:19 AM (1L9V9)

319 273 264 Tickled, you should fly out there right away and surprise him by making him breakfast. In fact, if you can introduce yourself to his mother first.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM (Tnhbr)

Boil up some bunny-flavored pancakes!
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not go

My brother ,has five little ones hanging around his front porch that would be perfect for that.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 12:19 AM (63QcZ)

320 Nyah???

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 12:21 AM (d4e3K)

321 Dunno, she any good at framing a pony wall? I need a pony wall.

What? Sure. Feel free. Look it up.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 28, 2017 12:18 AM (e1mEI)
Look up Faith Goldy's Pony Wall skills or how to build a pony wall?

Posted by: X-ray at May 28, 2017 12:21 AM (N4gtY)

322 who gets into a long distance relationship with someone

Not me, 20 miles max, might have something to do with my perpeptual single status.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:22 AM (1L9V9)

323 Michelle made a good choice with that color of hair dye, it hides the grey well.
Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 10:49 PM (XoldI)


Michelle wears wigs. And it is nice to see she has access to such a large variety of them, it should make choosing one that looks good less of a trial for her.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 12:24 AM (mkDpn)

324 Barrel roll or aileron roll, do journalists know the difference?

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:19 AM (1L9V9)




Journalists know the Dinner Roll, and are gullible as to the Rick Roll.

'Cause that's how they roll.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2017 12:24 AM (v5iqM)

325 313. There are some people who go years before meeting their significant other
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:17 AM (

But you don't want to meet a partner, or you wouldn't be serially pursuing geographically undesirable, emotionally unavailable bearers of Y chromosomes. I am purposefully NOT referring to them as men.

When you get yourself sorted, follow AOP's advice to the USO. You'll meet actual men that way.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:24 AM (hscyr)

326 316 Heh. Done that with him myself a time or two. Mom is usually not amused.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 12:18 AM (IcT7t)

And that's why it's ever so much fun.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:26 AM (hscyr)

327 Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 11:50 PM (aT+Bx)


Honey, out here we have to have a fucking prescription for Advil Cold & Sinus.

So I got to pay $150 bucks for it, if you include the amount of the office visit, although the doctor has been giving me refills for years, so it was a one-time thing.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:26 AM (DHiRx)

328 guh ghlub ugh barf glugh

I WILL BURY YOU. I WILL SEDUCDE YOUR DAUGHTERS AND RAPE YOUR NATION.

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Posted by: SouthTexas at May 28, 2017 12:32 AM (Elnfu)

330 328: she was going to be "the most powerful woman in the history of the world".

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 28, 2017 12:33 AM (WTSFk)

331 I have the power to brainwash any white person into committing suicide. I have mental hypnotic powers you cannot even dream of.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 12:33 AM (vRcUp)

332 Also, his mother had some issues with depression so...a part of me feels like he might just be damaged goods.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:59 PM (smD62)

A part of ME feels like he might be damaged goods, just from what I read.

Also, if you're talking with him every single day, STOP. Not necessary.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 12:33 AM (Jcg9Q)

333 Sorry about the excess crap.

Posted by: SouthTexas at May 28, 2017 12:33 AM (Elnfu)

334 Hi.

Going to read some comments now.

Further bulletins as events warrant.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 12:33 AM (rJUlF)

335 Posted by: SouthTexas at May 28, 2017 12:32 AM (Elnfu)


Southfork Ranch had less acreage, man.

Barrel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 12:34 AM (+GtGJ)

336 Ho ho ho, Solo.

Posted by: The Barrel at May 28, 2017 12:35 AM (+GtGJ)

337 I just polished off half a quart of Neopolitan ice cream.

I hate it when my wife's away.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 28, 2017 12:05 AM (9A6UB)

Half a quart is a pint, right?

For me, that's called getting warmed up.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 12:35 AM (Jcg9Q)

338
A part of ME feels like he might be damaged goods, just from what I read.
--

I get that he's overly emotional, which is a Histrionic thing.

Which is NOT good.

As in "run Tickled, run."

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 12:35 AM (aT+Bx)

339 I'm not saying it's common. It's not....it's very uncommon. But, you can't say that it NEVER happens.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:17 AM (smD62)

Sounds to me like you are taking great pains to avoid meeting any man in real life, because you might have to make a decision.

You want to live in a Harlequin romance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:35 AM (XUcIQ)

340 ... and never let us forget it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 28, 2017 12:35 AM (WTSFk)

341 LMAO, what bbd wrote about David Gahan reminds me of when in 2004 Terrell Owens went from SFO to Philly and insinuated that Jeff Garcia was teh ghey. Garcia's wife, a former Playmate of the Year, promptly commented that Jeff was "absolutely, 100% not gay" (referencing O.J.).

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 12:36 AM (GsAUU)

342 Posted by: SouthTexas at May 28, 2017 12:32 AM (Elnfu)

Hello

Posted by: The Barrel at May 28, 2017 12:36 AM (GsAUU)

343 At least he didn't blow the margins.

Posted by: The Barrel at May 28, 2017 12:37 AM (+GtGJ)

344 It was ice cream.

Posted by: The Penguin at May 28, 2017 12:37 AM (+GtGJ)

345 ... speaking of which, did you see the report that an outcrop near the summit of mt. everest called "the hillary step" crumbled in last year's earthquake?

ye gods...!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 28, 2017 12:37 AM (WTSFk)

346
"I just polished off half a quart of Neopolitan ice cream."

Is that more than two scoops?

Posted by: Trump at May 28, 2017 12:38 AM (N4gtY)

347 I may have no official standing, but I hereby declare a "pass" for South Texas as regards that copy/paste error.

The value of the content far exceeded the offense of the error.

Sorry, Barrel. Just ain't your night on that one.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2017 12:38 AM (v5iqM)

348 At least he didn't blow the margins.

You have no idea how disappointed we are.

Posted by: The Margins at May 28, 2017 12:39 AM (IcT7t)

349 Another windoze user outs themselves. Now that you are out of the closet SouthTexas you might consider one of the free download Linux distributions.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:39 AM (1L9V9)

350 Southfork Ranch had less acreage, man.

Barrel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 12:34 AM (+GtGJ)

I move he get a pass for that one, given that the sentiments expressed are noble.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:39 AM (XUcIQ)

351 Shit. Okay.

Posted by: The Barrel at May 28, 2017 12:39 AM (+GtGJ)

352 A Barrel roll is when you're shooting for italics, and you toss a bold over all the comments.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at May 28, 2017 12:40 AM (+MPEM)

353 a part of me feels like he might just be damaged goods.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 11:59 PM (smD62)


Part of me feels like he isn't the only one.

Please find someone who loves you, not someone you have to fix.

You deserve that, you do not need to keep trying to work at coercing someone into it!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:40 AM (DHiRx)

354 It's the new age of online dating my dear.

There are some people who go years before meeting their significant other, one I think I saw as much a 6 or 7 years before they met. Which, that is something I cannot imagine. That is just way too long to wait before meeting.

Also, it's not entirely without precedent. In the 1800s or even early 1900s, people met and corresponded via postal mail and fell in love before meeting each other. Some never even met. Shop Around the Corner is an example.

I'm not saying it's common. It's not....it's very uncommon. But, you can't say that it NEVER happens.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at May




has nothing to do with Internet dating. do not presume to lecture me on anything dating.

my dating and courtships were epic in scope and scale. there was nothing similar to this nonsense.

further, the kids who use Internet dating do it to expedite the process, not prevent it.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:41 AM (cPsPa)

355 @329

Crap, now I feel really bad about getting some cute clothes at a Memorial Day sale.

@339

Lol. I'm not avoiding anything. There is nothing to avoid. I live in a small town. The good ones are married. The single ones are messes.

Further, there isn't really anything to do here that I avoid. Unless you mean going to the bars. I go to the grocery store. I go to church. I used to go to the gym. Trust me, I would have LOVED to meet a geographically available mail, and certainly was not avoiding it. It didn't happen.

So, here we are.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:41 AM (smD62)

356 Shit. Okay.

Posted by: The Barrel at May 28, 2017 12:39 AM (+GtGJ)

I knew you had it in you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:41 AM (XUcIQ)

357 Remembrance Day in Canada is very solemn. It's always on November 11, regardless of day of the week. Very few businesses are open. Even non-religious folk go to memorial services. Heck, even on the local sports talk station, at 11:00 there was a moment of silence followed by a reading of "In Flanders Fields."

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 12:41 AM (GsAUU)

358 It's the new age of online dating my dear.

There are some people who go years before meeting their significant other, one I think I saw as much a 6 or 7 years before they met. Which, that is something I cannot imagine. That is just way too long to wait before meeting.

ONE is a rather poor sample size.

Um, no, years is rather RARE.

Nearly everybody wants to meet up at some point to decide if it's worth carrying on. Because if you wait months/years then meet and it doesn't fly, look at all that time you wasted.

A friend was gonna wait 6 months to meet a guy. That was too long. Need to find out from her if they ever met.

When I was in Detroit I tried with a chick in Rochester, New York. We only waited a few weeks. Waiting months/years is typically pointless.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 12:41 AM (Jcg9Q)

359 Male, not mail

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:42 AM (smD62)

360 Not me, 20 miles max, might have something to do with my perpeptual single status.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:22 AM (1L9V9)

I once gave 800 miles round trip a shot. It was a disaster.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 12:43 AM (Jcg9Q)

361 My father died, age 86, 2 years ago May 25 (which was Memorial Day). He's inurned in Arlington. (That means his ashes are in a little, brick-shaped urn in a "locker" in a wall in Arlington. Still....) We had a little family/close-friends ceremony. We had had a bit of a contentious relationship but I reached out to him when I found out, a few years earlier, that he had started suffering from what we would learn was Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Awful, absolutely awful, disease. Anyway, I couldn't hold back the tears during the service, and man, when a trumpeter or bugler plays Taps, wow. That is one seriously onomatopoeiac tune.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 28, 2017 12:44 AM (KAi1n)

362 Blowing the Margins.

Yeah let's not look that up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 12:44 AM (d4e3K)

363 For Tickled Pink being a moronette I'd make an exception to the 20 mile rule.

Knowing right up front that someone isn't a libtard is major bonus points.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:46 AM (1L9V9)

364 362 Blowing the Margins.

Yeah let's not look that up.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 12:44 AM (d4e3K)

You're not the boss of me!

(searches Urban Dictionary)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 12:46 AM (rJUlF)

365 For Tickled Pink being a moronette I'd make an exception to the 20 mile rule.

Knowing right up front that someone isn't a libtard is major bonus points.
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May



Do not float that stuff out there.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:47 AM (cPsPa)

366 Funeral scene from Gardens of Stone still gets me after all these years:

https://youtu.be/Q6GIeBlKx2Q

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 12:47 AM (GsAUU)

367 Lol. I'm not avoiding anything. There is nothing to avoid. I live in a small town. The good ones are married. The single ones are messes.

Further, there isn't really anything to do here that I avoid. Unless you mean going to the bars. I go to the grocery store. I go to church. I used to go to the gym. Trust me, I would have LOVED to meet a geographically available mail, and certainly was not avoiding it. It didn't happen.

So, here we are.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:41 AM (smD62)

You have studiously ignored my suggestion to volunteer at USO or a VA hospital. I seriously doubt there is any small town in a Midwest State more than a hundred miles from a larger center with a VA hospital or a military base with a USO presence. If you are prepared to hop on a plane and fly for eight hours to Paris to meet some emotionally fragile young man, why won't you hop in a car and drive for an hour and half to meet some real good men?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:47 AM (XUcIQ)

368 Knowing right up front that someone isn't a libtard is major bonus points.
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:46 AM (1L9V9)


Indeed. I wish I had some success in that area, but so far, no.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 12:47 AM (rJUlF)

369 Posted by: SouthTexas at May 28, 2017 12:32 AM (Elnfu)

Amen!

We will have a cookout Monday afternoon, but we were/will be at the cemetery each morning this weekend, fo various ceremonies or duties we cherish.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:48 AM (DHiRx)

370 I would have LOVED to meet a geographically available mail, and certainly was not avoiding it. It didn't happen.

So, here we are.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:41 AM (smD62)

Ok, so now you've met a geographically UNavailable male.

How's that any better?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 12:48 AM (Jcg9Q)

371



the margin sisters indeed.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:48 AM (cPsPa)

372 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:19 AM (1L9V9)

Hello, Lurker!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:49 AM (DHiRx)

373 She's a big teaser
I only see her
Very occasionally
She's leading me on
She's living dangerously
It's easy to see
She's making a fool out of me
She's a big teaser

Posted by: ill consequence at May 28, 2017 12:49 AM (6qmBU)

374 @358

I have read /seen some 2 or 3 years, 5 years, whatever. It was a bigger sample size than One....was just giving an extreme example.

Listen, I agree with you....years seems bizarre to me. I know I couldn't do it.

For me....it would be 6 months from beginning to meeting. So...about 4 months from now. And, even then, it feels like forever.

If I met someone online nearby, like within 2 or 3 hours of me....I would want to meet much, much quicker, so as to not waste my time.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:49 AM (smD62)

375 You have studiously ignored my suggestion to volunteer at USO or a VA hospital. I seriously doubt there is any small town in a Midwest State more than a hundred miles from a larger center with a VA hospital or a military base with a USO presence. If you are prepared to hop on a plane and fly for eight hours to Paris to meet some emotionally fragile young man, why won't you hop in a car and drive for an hour and half to meet some real good men?
--

This is actually a really good idea.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 12:50 AM (aT+Bx)

376 >>>Male, not mail

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 28, 2017 12:42 AM (smD62) <<<



Aww, damn.

Posted by: Cliff Claven at May 28, 2017 12:50 AM (+MPEM)

377 Do not float that stuff out there.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:47 AM (cPsPa)

Didn't mean to be lurid. What do you mean?

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:50 AM (1L9V9)

378 "My father died, age 86, 2 years ago May 25 (which was Memorial Day). He's inurned in Arlington."

I thank him for his service. And give consolation for your loss.

My Dad is 87 (Navy) and I should probably be more grateful that he is still with me.

Posted by: X-ray at May 28, 2017 12:52 AM (N4gtY)

379
Blowing the Margins.

Yeah let's not look that up.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Something to do with salad.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 12:52 AM (IqV8l)

380 Didn't mean to be lurid. What do you mean?
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May




great big softball waiting to be swatted.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:53 AM (cPsPa)

381 The downside of cutting the cable: Lost the last 10 minutes of Goodbye Charlie due to weather.

I need to talk to Channel Master to see if I can install their regular antenna amp (I have it) and their super amplifier on the same cable and use an
A and B type switch.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 12:53 AM (6qmBU)

382 * suddenly, a hatch in the floor opens up *

Howdy. Did I miss anything earth-shattering between about comment #100 and #300?

* sidles over to the bar, fixes drink *

* lurks, badly *

Posted by: mindful webworker - return of the at May 28, 2017 12:53 AM (ohWrE)

383 Behold me nobly ignoring the comments about Mme Macron...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:54 AM (DHiRx)

384 yeah, behold yourself, I am not going to get into it with Thor.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:56 AM (cPsPa)

385 Behold me nobly ignoring the comments about Mme Macron...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:54 AM (DHiRx)

She looks like a succubus that's been on short rations for a long time.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:56 AM (XUcIQ)

386 great big softball waiting to be swatted.

Not sure I get it.

Don't know anything about Tickled Pink. If being in Texas is too far away and disqualifies me then done. If being 53 is too old, or too young then disqualified, done. Just putting it out there that I'm single and generally don't date people more than 20 miles away but someone commenting here is worth expanding the radius some.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:57 AM (1L9V9)

387 383 Behold me nobly ignoring the comments about Mme Macron...
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:54 AM (DHiRx)


You mean the perverted skank that made out with her 15 year old student at age 40? And married him?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 12:57 AM (63QcZ)

388 Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:56 AM (cPsPa)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:57 AM (DHiRx)

389 Not sure I get it.

Don't know anything about Tickled Pink. If being in Texas is too far away and disqualifies me then done. If being 53 is too old, or too young then disqualified, done. Just putting it out there that I'm single and generally don't date people more than 20 miles away but someone commenting here is worth expanding the radius some.
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May



sorry, can't tell you without swatting it.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 12:58 AM (cPsPa)

390 383 Behold me nobly ignoring the comments about Mme Macron...
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:54 AM (DHiRx)


Bwaaahhhhhh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:58 AM (hscyr)

391 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:56 AM (XUcIQ)

That I agree with wholeheartedly, but I just don't see where she looks badly dressed for her age, I just do not see it at all.

But I have gone over all that already and won't annoy anyone further!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:59 AM (DHiRx)

392 Buzzion!!!!!! How's the afterlife treating you?0

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 12:59 AM (hscyr)

393 Behold me nobly ignoring the comments about Mme Macron...

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 12:54 AM (DHiRx)
*********************************

It's too easy.
Interesting how many heads of state were there with their "partner". That place is a swirling toilet bowl.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 12:59 AM (6qmBU)

394 Just fine Bebe. :p

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 01:01 AM (63QcZ)

395 Swat me, it will be educational, not too old to learn new tricks.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:01 AM (1L9V9)

396 Mme. Macron looks like Saturn Devouring His Son

https://goo.gl/images/B9meJb

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:01 AM (GsAUU)

397 Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 12:57 AM (63QcZ)

And is still married to him 24 years later?

That also didn't bother me.

And I am very bad about double-standards when it comes to that, because it would have bothered me if HE had been 40 and she 15!


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:02 AM (DHiRx)

398 Crossfire Trail with Tom Selleck. Oh tey.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:02 AM (6qmBU)

399 395 Swat me, it will be educational, not too old to learn new tricks.
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:01 AM (1L9V9)

This will not end well Y5

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:02 AM (hscyr)

400 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May

Are you an adventurous sort of man?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:03 AM (DHiRx)

401 397 Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 12:57 AM (63QcZ)

And is still married to him 24 years later?

That also didn't bother me.

And I am very bad about double-standards when it comes to that, because it would have bothered me if HE had been 40 and she 15!


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:02 AM (DHiRx)


Well you're wrong.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 01:04 AM (63QcZ)

402 Swat me, it will be educational, not too old to learn new tricks.
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May




no, it would be swatting your comment and not you. you would not have any displeasure from the swat.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:04 AM (cPsPa)

403 and generally don't date people more than 20 miles away but someone commenting here is worth expanding the radius some.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 12:57 AM (1L9V9)

I've thought the same thing.

What part of Texas?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 01:05 AM (Jcg9Q)

404 This will not end well Y5
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May




heh. does it ever?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:05 AM (cPsPa)

405 Learn me, what is the worst than can happen?

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:05 AM (1L9V9)

406 Learn me, what is the worst than can happen?
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May



well, what if I hurt someone else's feelings?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:06 AM (cPsPa)

407 393 Interesting how many heads of state were there with their "partner". That place is a swirling toilet bowl.
Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 12:59 AM (

Eh, I dunno. I know several married European couples that refer to themselves as partners.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:07 AM (hscyr)

408 An inevitable outcome.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:07 AM (6qmBU)

409 This location is hard to describe. It really is in the middle of nowhere not near any town anyone has heard of. A ways out from Abilene.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:07 AM (1L9V9)

410 Learn me, what is the worst than can happen?
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May




you don not seem to appreciate that you are taking this entirely wrong and misinterpreting all of my comments. no one is criticizing you, simply saying that there was something in your comment that was a softball, for rephrasing, that was very tempting.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:08 AM (cPsPa)

411 I guess I am just confused as to what Teh Horde considers appropriate for une femme d'un certain age.

We laugh at Hillary's pantsuits (I do not personally, I think they work for her), Mme Macron is trying to look too young when she wears a knee length skirt, but Laura Pence looks too grandmotherly in her very modest floor length inauguration gown.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:08 AM (DHiRx)

412 400 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May
Are you an adventurous sort of man?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:03 AM (

This qualifies as masochistic, not adventurous.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:08 AM (hscyr)

413 Eh, I dunno. I know several married European couples that refer to themselves as partners.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




same sex?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:09 AM (cPsPa)

414 Well you're wrong.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 01:04 AM (63QcZ)

Which surely doesn't surprise you after all these years?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:09 AM (DHiRx)

415 393 Interesting how many heads of state were there with their "partner". That place is a swirling toilet bowl.
Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 12:59 AM (

Eh, I dunno. I know several married European couples that refer to themselves as partners.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:07 AM (hscyr)
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Speaking in the context of the Daily Mail's representations. Some were represented as wife or husband others were represented as partners. It read as if they weren't married.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:10 AM (6qmBU)

416 Honestly didn't intend to compose a softball and perhaps are too drunken to see it. An explanation would be educational.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:10 AM (1L9V9)

417 407 393 Interesting how many heads of state were there with their "partner". That place is a swirling toilet bowl.
Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 12:59 AM (

Eh, I dunno. I know several married European couples that refer to themselves as partners.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:07 AM (hscyr)


What do the men refer to their mistresses as?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 01:11 AM (63QcZ)

418 Is it AoSHQ Memorial Weekend Lonely Hearts and Dating Advice Service? (50th anniversary of its release!)

Because I've still got a daughter and a son* to pawn off on some suckers looking for decent (or, at least, tolerably less crazy) mates in the swirling cesspool of Availables.



*Of course, they each come with a significant drawback: the mindful webworker as father-in-law.

Posted by: mindful webworker - feet up on the white ottoman at May 28, 2017 01:11 AM (ohWrE)

419 This location is hard to describe. It really is in the middle of nowhere not near any town anyone has heard of. A ways out from Abilene.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:07 AM (1L9V9)

Just curious. I'm near Ft. Worth.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 01:11 AM (Jcg9Q)

420 well, what if I hurt someone else's feelings?

Other people have feelings? I'm gonna need some time to process this new information.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 01:12 AM (IcT7t)

421 411 I guess I am just confused as to what Teh Horde considers appropriate for une femme d'un certain age.

We laugh at Hillary's pantsuits (I do not personally, I think they work for her), Mme Macron is trying to look too young when she wears a knee length skirt, but Laura Pence looks too grandmotherly in her very modest floor length inauguration gown.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:08 AM (DHi

My problem is she looks like a schlub. Crappy posture, inappropriate facial expressions. Everything about her looks wrong in those pictures. Then factorcin that's she standing next to super classy Melania...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:12 AM (hscyr)

422 "What do the men refer to their mistresses as?"

Ass ettes?

Runs and hides.

Posted by: X-ray at May 28, 2017 01:13 AM (N4gtY)

423 413 same sex?

Nope. Good old fashioned heteros.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:14 AM (hscyr)

424 Had a hilarious cab ride once from DFW airport. Would rather fly from Abilene but those flights just connect at DFW anyway so why bother. The cab driver was flabbergasted, couldn't believe anyone lived out here. Had to draw him a map to get back to the interstate.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:16 AM (1L9V9)

425 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:12 AM (hscyr)

She looked to me as if she were teetering on a heel higher than her normal comfort zone! I can't say as I noticed her facial expressions, but none among us is going to be our best standing next to Melania.

In fact I bet there was some jockeying among the other women as to who had to do so that the press studiously ignored.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:16 AM (DHiRx)

426

Yeah, just wait until we have gay-married heads of state. I imagine that will happen before long. I'm trying to think of amusing terms we might have for them.... First X......

I actually did a double take on a caption for some photo somewhere -- it wasn't the Daily Mail, but some other rag. Queen Mathilde was showing Melania and the others around, and there was one with Mathilde, Melania, and some other woman. There was some omission in the text and it looked like it said the woman was Queen Mathilde's *wife*.

So just imagine when the royals go gay. Man oh man is that going to screw up the title and style system.

What do you call a King's twink? A Queen? Somehow, I don't think that would go over well....

Now, how fun with some possible royal gay titles. The Duke of .....

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 01:17 AM (8O3HH)

427 Because I've still got a daughter and a son* to pawn off on some suckers looking for decent (or, at least, tolerably less crazy) mates in the swirling cesspool of Availables.

Go on...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 01:17 AM (rJUlF)

428 424 Had a hilarious cab ride once from DFW airport. Would rather fly from Abilene but those flights just connect at DFW anyway so why bother. The cab driver was flabbergasted, couldn't believe anyone lived out here. Had to draw him a map to get back to the interstate.
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:16 AM (1L9V9)

--I friggin' hate DFW. A couple of times experimented and flew out of Tyler and Waco (This was Continental/United, so IAH was the hub, not DFW). A plus of Waco was that the parking was free.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:19 AM (GsAUU)

429 This has been one awkward ONT...

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 28, 2017 01:19 AM (0mRoj)

430 My problem is she looks like a schlub. Crappy posture, inappropriate facial expressions. Everything about her looks wrong in those pictures. Then factorcin that's she standing next to super classy Melania...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:12 AM (hscyr)
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That's a hit. The pictures of the ladies signing the guest book in Italy. The ladies all look pretty and formal and the mayor is smiling. Macron signing, is sitting in the chair with her elbows on the table leaning over the book. Also in other pictures she is always the one who does not belong.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:19 AM (6qmBU)

431 ...on second thought, maybe not. Having doubts lately that I'm even boyfriend material.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 01:19 AM (rJUlF)

432 English historians tend to call the King's boy toys his 'favourites'. Like Piers Gaveston, Eddie Two's BFF.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 01:20 AM (6FqZa)

433 Had to draw him a map to get back to the interstate.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:16 AM (1L9V9)

Lol, sounds like someplace I'd like to live.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 01:21 AM (Jcg9Q)

434 This location is hard to describe. It really is in the middle of nowhere not near any town anyone has heard of. A ways out from Abilene.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:07 AM (1L9V9)



Balmorhea? Menard?

There are more than few Texicans here amongst Teh Horde, y'know.

But the 'ette in question, sir, is of an unsually high standard and quality.

Do ensure that you are worthy to the quest?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2017 01:22 AM (v5iqM)

435 on second thought, maybe not. Having doubts lately that I'm even boyfriend material.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 01:19 AM (rJUlF)

Probably too young anyways.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 01:22 AM (Jcg9Q)

436 Good night, everyone. Hope the rest of your weekend is good.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 01:22 AM (rJUlF)

437 Night all - "Hiru no Tsuki"

https://youtu.be/Bz1508RBx2w

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 01:23 AM (d4e3K)

438 Also in other pictures she is always the one who does not belong.
Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:19 AM (6qmBU)


Yea well, when you get the best looking boy, women tend to react this way, especially when they can't figure out how you managed it!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:23 AM (DHiRx)

439 Balmorhea? Menard?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2017 01:22 AM (v5iqM)

Save big money at Menard's!

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:24 AM (GsAUU)

440
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 01:19 AM (rJUlF)

Oh, dear Captain, of course you are!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:24 AM (DHiRx)

441 I'm just going to assume 53 is too damn old and tell all you kids to get off my lawn.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:24 AM (1L9V9)

442 Speaking of the swirling cesspool of Availables:

Captain Whitebread: ....Go on...

Heh -- Cap'n, I'd've thought you'd seen me mention this before.

Presumably you're not interested in my son.

The daughter is mble 29 (of course), occasional AoS commenter, ballet dancer, Constitutional thinker. Makes great sandwiches. Further resume, deposit 10¢.

Any potential suitor must be willing to accept me as absolute monarch of the family. Like I said, serious drawbacks. *waves back-scratcher imperiously*

Posted by: mindful webworker - inexplicably at May 28, 2017 01:25 AM (ohWrE)

443 Lurking Moron.

My lawyer will, on Tuesday, serve you with the requeiste papers to remove you from MY lawn.

Ya f'kn whippersnapper.

With that, I'm off to the snooze of thee olde.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 28, 2017 01:27 AM (v5iqM)

444 Edward II might be interested in your son, but he's... not available.

Posted by: queen isabella at May 28, 2017 01:28 AM (6FqZa)

445
Found it. Mitterand. Wife, mistress, and illegitmate daughter (mistress was the mother) all up there standing first at the casket, along with the legitimate children.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 01:28 AM (8O3HH)

446 'Night, Jim!

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:29 AM (GsAUU)

447 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:24 AM (1L9V9)

You will assume no such thing.

Perhaps for Pink, whom I believe to be rising 17, but certainly not for several 'ettes.

What are your hobbies and passions, if I may ask?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:29 AM (DHiRx)

448 Found it. Mitterand. Wife, mistress, and illegitmate daughter (mistress was the mother) all up there standing first at the casket, along with the legitimate children.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 01:28 AM (8O3HH)

--And the French are mostly . . . degage about such arrangements.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:30 AM (GsAUU)

449 can't figure out how you managed it!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:23 AM (DHiRx)
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She's the first lady she should know how to conduct herself and if she doesn't she should learn.

I don't care how old she is or that it's a May December marriage.

We've had 8 years of senseless slop and I can appreciate the schlub comment.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:31 AM (6qmBU)

450 on second thought, maybe not. Having doubts lately that I'm even boyfriend material.



Posted by: Captain Whitebread
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Wanders by wondering how the hell I am married (and loving it).

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 28, 2017 01:32 AM (hVdx9)

451 Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 01:28 AM (8O3HH)

Europeans of a certain class have entirely different standards than we do.

Regardless of how I feel about that, if it didn't bother his wife, I'm not sure why it should concern anyone else and I can think of no reason whatsoever why a daughter should not stand by her father's casket, regardless of her parents' behaviour.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:32 AM (DHiRx)

452 so, anyway, I have been ranting and raving to Mrs.YankeeFifth about the stupid personalized license plates we have been coming across. Today, after grocery shopping we were walking to our car and there was a prius with a bike rack and some liberal bumper stickers right behind our car. I pointed out the stupid personalized license plate and Mrs.YankeeFifth was sounding it out when she suddenly said it aloud and said "what a stupid license plate." She was right by the driver side window of the car which was rolled down and the driver heard every bit of it.

Mrs.YankeeFifth blushed slightly but the guy driving the car turned beet red. wonder how long he has to keep that plate?

Guess I am going to have to set a better example for her.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:33 AM (cPsPa)

453 I personally think the observation that the leaders of France, the UK, Luxembourg (heh, not like the others but singled out for rump wrangling), Italy, and Germany have no children of their own is astute.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:34 AM (GsAUU)

454 *sigh*

Up with our little dog, who is having a t-stom anxiety attack.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 01:34 AM (ZO497)

455 She's the first lady she should know how to conduct herself and if she doesn't she should learn

She was surrounded by other first ladies who ought to have better manners than to ostracize another first lady, if in fact they did.

Perhaps I misunderstood what you meant, though!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:35 AM (DHiRx)

456 Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:33 AM (cPsPa)

Break it down for me, please! What on Earth did it say?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:36 AM (DHiRx)

457 She was surrounded by other first ladies who ought to have better manners than to ostracize another first lady, if in fact they did.

Perhaps I misunderstood what you meant, though!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:35 AM (DHiRx)

I wish I had it so good.

Posted by: President of Montenegro at May 28, 2017 01:36 AM (GsAUU)

458 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:29 AM (DHiRx)

Being out here with the truly dark dark skies astronomy is a natural hobby but after you have seen all the galaxies within a few hundred million light years it gets old.

Smoking meats is a fine hobby having recently discovered the superior taste that pecan wood produces...

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:37 AM (1L9V9)

459 Up with our little dog, who is having a t-stom anxiety attack.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 01:34 AM (ZO497)


Oh, the poor baby! Have you tried one of those Thunder Shirts?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:37 AM (DHiRx)

460 Break it down for me, please! What on Earth did it say?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May



It was not anything special. It was just funny that she was two feet from the driver when she declared how stupid it was.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:37 AM (cPsPa)

461 you know, having the caps back in my nic is weird.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:39 AM (cPsPa)

462 Smoking meats is a fine hobby having recently discovered the superior taste that pecan wood produces...
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:37 AM (1L9V9)


[Beavis and Butt-Head laughter]

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:39 AM (GsAUU)

463 Smoking meats is a fine hobby having recently discovered the superior taste that pecan wood produces...
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May




how do you get the splinters out of your tongue?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:40 AM (cPsPa)

464 how do you get the splinters out of your tongue?
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:40 AM (cPsPa)


Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:41 AM (GsAUU)

465 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:37 AM (1L9V9)

On a scale of 1-10, how adventurous would you say you are?

By which I think I mean spontaneous and willing to say, decide to take a road trip on relatively short notice? (All circumstances being conducive, I mean)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:42 AM (DHiRx)

466 Don't laugh about splinters, we had hamburgers last weekend and the crazy cat lady next door was the lucky winner to get a steel wire from the grill brush in hers. I've heard of people having major medical issues from swallowing that kind of shit.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:43 AM (1L9V9)

467 this thread is considerably slower that yesterdays. Maybe L'Elle cold give us an update on her latest steampunk cattle skull sextoy purchase from ed gein's surplus porn warehouse?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:43 AM (cPsPa)

468 Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:37 AM (cPsPa)

Yes but I want to know what it said!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:43 AM (DHiRx)

469 Captain Whitebread #450: on second thought, maybe not. Having doubts lately that I'm even boyfriend material.

Me, too, y' big dumb lug. What a downer-boy.

My daughter knows I've talked her up on here, now and then - she respects the Moron-and-ettes horde a lot, as I do. Maybe I shouldn't be talking about her here, as I do, but...

But I mention this because, she's older, looking for solid, but fed up with the chase, tired of the crazies and the lefties and the jus-wanna-hook-ups. Just because she was serious about holy matrimony doesn't mean her ex-husband was. It's hard out there for serious people.

Sound familiar? I read it all the time here on the blog.

/serious mode off

Hey, think the Cubs can make it two in a row?

Posted by: mindful webworker - incredibly at May 28, 2017 01:44 AM (ohWrE)

470 On a scale of 1-10, how adventurous would you say you are?

By which I think I mean spontaneous and willing to say, decide to take a road trip on relatively short notice? (All circumstances being conducive, I mean)
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




you setting him up with tickeledpink or you want to give Thor another chance to give someone a thumping?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:44 AM (cPsPa)

471 On a scale of 1-10, how adventurous would you say you are?

There is a solar eclipse in August, considering a road trip to the zone of totality (Nebraska). Seriously on the fence about that one. Just 7 years from now there will be another solar eclipse that goes right thru Texas close to home.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:46 AM (1L9V9)

472 YankeeFifth #467: this thread is considerably slower that yesterdays...

No kidding. I'm actually keeping up with this one.

I have a feeling tomorrow night may be the new memorable Memorial thread.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hystorically at May 28, 2017 01:47 AM (ohWrE)

473 466 Don't laugh about splinters, we had hamburgers last weekend and the crazy cat lady next door was the lucky winner to get a steel wire from the grill brush in hers. I've heard of people having major medical issues from swallowing that kind of shit.
Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:43 AM (1L9V9)

--LMAO

Okay, forget about the missed joke. Earlier today I mentioned the show Monsters Inside Me. A bristle from a grill brush was one of the rare culprits in that show which were inanimate objects.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:48 AM (GsAUU)

474 No kidding. I'm actually keeping up with this one.

I have a feeling tomorrow night may be the new memorable Memorial thread.
Posted by: mindful webworker - hystorically at May




well, it is a conundrum. this one is slower, but damn if we do not have quality! the ratio of high quality, top flight, upper crust ettes, to schlubs is far better than we deserve.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:49 AM (cPsPa)

475 Sound familiar? I read it all the time here on the blog.

I am a natural-born matchmaker and I cannot tell you how insane it drives me that these people do not try and contact one another.

She has already missed out on ThatHalfrican who is a gorgeous young man, but I am wondering about our beloved Slap

And Montana seems like a really excellent place for an adventure, and I don't know why Miley might not like to go out, say, fly-fishing there. Fly fishing can be very adventurous.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:49 AM (DHiRx)

476 She was surrounded by other first ladies who ought to have better manners than to ostracize another first lady, if in fact they did.

Perhaps I misunderstood what you meant, though!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:35 AM (DHiRx)
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Yeah, I think we mostly agree but are talking past each other. I don't know anything about what went on between the ladies. My negative response to her is that her stature, as my illustration of her signing the guest book with the posture of a child, was not that of a first lady or in any way professional.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:50 AM (6qmBU)

477 On a scale of 1-10, how adventurous would you say you are?
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1. Absolutely a 1.
Did I mention 1?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 28, 2017 01:50 AM (hVdx9)

478 Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:44 AM (cPsPa)

My continuous use of the word adventure should be a sufficient clue for a man of your intelligence.

I'm sure buzzion knows exactly what I'm getting at!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:51 AM (DHiRx)

479 I am a natural-born matchmaker and I cannot tell you how insane it drives me that these people do not try and contact one another.

She has already missed out on ThatHalfrican who is a gorgeous young man, but I am wondering about our beloved Slap

And Montana seems like a really excellent place for an adventure, and I don't know why Miley might not like to go out, say, fly-fishing there. Fly fishing can be very adventurous.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




yeah, sure why don't you use your matchmaking superpowers to funnel these morons to VEGAS, dear lady? What the hell, lights, food, strippers, booze, topped off with a swing over to the little chapel on the strip to get maried by elivs and ike turner.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:52 AM (cPsPa)

480 G'night everyone.

Last two nights of interrupted sleep are catching up to me. Hoping for one good one this weekend.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 01:52 AM (IcT7t)

481 Nite nite blanco. I'm fading as well

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 01:54 AM (hscyr)

482 YankeeFifth: ...the ratio of high quality, top flight, upper crust ettes, to schlubs is far better than we deserve.

That would be anything above a negative number.

** #NOMATH!# **

Posted by: mindful webworker - ette cetera at May 28, 2017 01:54 AM (ohWrE)

483 Damn

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:54 AM (cPsPa)

484

Sorry, I apparently missed posting something, so that Mitterand thing appeared to come out of the blue. Someone had mentioned mistresses, and I asked which one was it where the head of state's wife and the mistress were there at the funeral.

I apparently did not hit post. So I was answering a question that had I failed to actually ask here.

And apparently Mitterand's wife had her on lover on the side as well. So she really didn't give a rip at all.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 01:55 AM (8O3HH)

485 I'm just going to assume 53 is too damn old and tell all you kids to get off my lawn.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 01:24 AM (1L9V9)

You made a whole bunch of us laugh with that, kid.

: )

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 01:55 AM (Jcg9Q)

486 Night Blanco Basura

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:55 AM (cPsPa)

487 Night Bebe's

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:56 AM (cPsPa)

488 That would be anything above a negative number.

** #NOMATH!# **
Posted by: mindful webworker - ette cetera at May




heh

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:57 AM (cPsPa)

489 Tammy al-Thor #475: I am a natural-born matchmaker and I cannot tell you how insane it drives me that these people do not try and contact one another....

Doesn't always work, but don't stop trying. Matchmakers are invaluable. People don't know what they want, or who's right for them, nor how to say yes to a good deal. People will make the worst choices.

Matchmakers are heaven's agents.

Posted by: mindful webworker - make me a math at May 28, 2017 01:58 AM (ohWrE)

490 Well, guess I am off too. Methlab is giving me that look again, the one that says I would like to go outside and take care of some things then have you rub me down while I go to sleep.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:58 AM (cPsPa)

491 I suppose it beats being married TO Ike Turner. . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 01:59 AM (6FqZa)

492 Night MissTammy

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 01:59 AM (cPsPa)

493 Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 01:50 AM (6qmBU)

Well, let's be honest here, she's a scrawny little thing, trying to balance on 3 inch heels! Which is to your point, of course.

I'm just astonished at how much of a beating she's taking here; I didn't think she looked that bad, but obviously I am in the absolute minority!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:59 AM (DHiRx)

494 Night everyone

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 02:00 AM (cPsPa)

495 Tammy al-Thor #475: I am a natural-born matchmaker and I cannot tell you how insane it drives me that these people do not try and contact one another....

How's your cousin doing?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 02:00 AM (Jcg9Q)

496 475 I am a natural-born matchmaker and I cannot tell you how insane it drives me that these people do not try and contact one another.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:49 AM

I'm not in need of a matchmaker at present, but...I'll keep this in mind, just in case I do in the future, if you don't mind.

You like serious challenges and/or lost causes, yes? XD

Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:00 AM (q1+kD)

497 I'm just astonished at how much of a beating she's taking here; I didn't think she looked that bad, but obviously I am in the absolute minority!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:59 AM (DHiRx)

--She's creepy. Looks like a dementor or something.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 02:01 AM (GsAUU)

498 454 *sigh*

Up with our little dog, who is having a t-stom anxiety attack.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 01:34 AM (ZO497)


Same here. Not really an anxiety attack, but is building a bunker under the bed to ride the storm out.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at May 28, 2017 02:02 AM (gqTYw)

499 Posted by: mindful webworker - make me a math at May 28, 2017 01:58 AM (ohWrE)

Can you give us an idea of how much past 29 your daughter might be?

'Cause 29 would be nice, but probably too young.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 02:02 AM (Jcg9Q)

500 Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 28, 2017 01:52 AM (cPsPa)

Funds, lack of vacation time at work, and worry about being too fat/bald/old, etc.

The first two are legit reasons, the other is the biggest hurdle while the last is the least important and most compelling one.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:02 AM (DHiRx)

501 Well, let's be honest here, she's a scrawny little thing, trying to balance on 3 inch heels! Which is to your point, of course.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:59 AM (DHiRx)
****************************

You're confusing me with somebody else.
I have no words about her dress, her size or her age. I've been quite clear about my negative thought about her.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 02:03 AM (6qmBU)

502 Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:00 AM (q1+kD)

Please do!

Are you the same Erik with the lovely pet(s)?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:04 AM (DHiRx)

503 fat/bald/old

I was thinking about changing my nick if I'm going to lurk less and that seems to fit.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 02:05 AM (1L9V9)

504 Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 02:03 AM (6qmBU)

Oh good lord, I'm sorry! It's way past time for me to go to sleep.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:05 AM (DHiRx)

505 Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 02:00 AM (Jcg9Q)

They got married.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:06 AM (DHiRx)

506 Are you the same Erik with the lovely pet(s)?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:04 AM

I am not, sorry. Just a lurker who doesn't post much, and only posts on the ONT.

Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:06 AM (q1+kD)

507 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 02:05 AM (1L9V9)



A man with a fantastic sense of humor and mad smoker skillz need not worry about any of those things!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:07 AM (DHiRx)

508 Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May




erik the read is a much better nic

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 02:08 AM (cPsPa)

509 Country Boy: Can you give us an idea of how much past 29 your daughter might be?
'Cause 29 would be nice, but probably too young.


Hah! You age-ist!

Well, that would be telling; ladies' ages and all.

But if you'll haul out your history of America and calculator, she was born the summer after Reagan took office.

Posted by: mindful webworker - finger abacus at May 28, 2017 02:08 AM (ohWrE)

510 Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 01:55 AM (8O3HH)

Oh gosh yes, neither cared about the others' peccadilloes. They have much different ideas about that sort of thing. I couldn't live like that, but their expectations are different going in to marriage, I think. Discretion is the key.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:12 AM (DHiRx)

511 But if you'll haul out your history of America and calculator, she was born the summer after Reagan took office.

Posted by: mindful webworker - finger abacus at May 28, 2017 02:08 AM (ohWrE)

Ah, gotcha.

I could keep up, but I doubt anybody that age would want me anymore.

And with that, I must call it a night.

Nite all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 02:13 AM (Jcg9Q)

512 Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:06 AM (q1+kD)

Oh that's okay! I just wondered if you were the same person.

How old are you?

Damn I am blunt this evening. I don't mean to sound so rude, but I have been, all over the joint tonight.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:14 AM (DHiRx)

513 Fat: well at 5'10 and 220 I'm not thin. Blessed with the metabolism to eat whatever I want without appearing on the half ton people show. These days I'm learning why old people get skinny. There are days when hunger is insufficient to overcome apathy for cooking.

Bald: I wish. Hair to me is a nuisance, let it go till it bothers me then shave it all off. Used to skydive and the short hair cut was a good thing at 180 MPH.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 02:15 AM (1L9V9)

514 Oh that's okay! I just wondered if you were the same person.

How old are you?

Damn I am blunt this evening. I don't mean to sound so rude, but I have been, all over the joint tonight.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:14 AM

No worries! I'm 37. But some days I only feel 137.

Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:15 AM (q1+kD)

515 Oy, time to sleep, perchance to dream.

Good night good Horde!

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 02:16 AM (GsAUU)

516
too fat/bald/old

Dammit, duct tape is off the camera port again.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 28, 2017 02:18 AM (e1mEI)

517 454 *sigh*

Up with our little dog, who is having a t-stom anxiety attack.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 01:34 AM (ZO497)


This somewhat fascinates me. I wonder what gives dogs that anxiety? Always had dogs growing up and my two right now and none of them have ever been the type to freak out about thunder storms. They barely perk up at the thunder and they are prone to spazzing out at any noise outside usually.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 02:18 AM (63QcZ)

518 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 02:15 AM (1L9V9)

Sounds just fine to me!

Smoker, non-smoker?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:19 AM (DHiRx)

519 A cigar a day keeps the doctor away.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 02:20 AM (1L9V9)

520 Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:15 AM (q1+kD)

Don't we all.

You let me know if circumstances change, you hear?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:20 AM (DHiRx)

521 This somewhat fascinates me. I wonder what gives dogs that anxiety? Always had dogs growing up and my two right now and none of them have ever been the type to freak out about thunder storms. They barely perk up at the thunder and they are prone to spazzing out at any noise outside usually.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 02:18 AM

My parents' dog gets scared of thunder storms and even just windy days. I guess it thinks something big, mean, and angry is outside...

Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:21 AM (q1+kD)

522 Don't we all.

You let me know if circumstances change, you hear?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:20 AM

I hope it won't be necessary, but I will, thank you.

Very nice of you to offer!

Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:23 AM (q1+kD)

523 >> A cigar a day keeps the doctor away.

That's exactly what Bill said!

Posted by: Monica L. at May 28, 2017 02:23 AM (8O3HH)

524 I made the mistake of getting one of those gadgets that is supposed to suppress barking. In response to any kind of noise the gadget would emit a loud ultrasonic noise.

It took a while to figure out that the noise of thunderstorms would set the thing off. The dog was not frightened by thunderstorms before I tried that thing and it took a few years afterwords before he got back to normal.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 02:24 AM (1L9V9)

525 bunny-boiler intensity.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 11:43 PM (p8ef/)


Posted by: gracepc at May 28, 2017 02:25 AM (OU4q6)

526
521
Nieces big dog (sled dog rescue) was okay with thunder until they were up in the Cascades and got a concurrent flash boom up close. Now it just finds a hole and hides.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 28, 2017 02:26 AM (e1mEI)

527 Country Boy: And with that, I must call it a night.

Never give up. Never surrender.

Good night, folks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - finger abacus at May 28, 2017 02:26 AM (ohWrE)

528 527 Country Boy: And with that, I must call it a night.

Never give up. Never surrender.

Good night, folks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - finger abacus at May 28, 2017 02:26 AM

By Grabthar's Hammer, I should call it a night as well.

Good Night, horde!

Posted by: Erik the Lurker, Deplorable Barbarian at May 28, 2017 02:32 AM (q1+kD)

529 Posted by: SouthTexas at May 28, 2017 12:32 AM (Elnfu)

Good points. Thank you.

One minor quibble is that I always thank vets for their service, regardless of whether it's Memorial Day.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 28, 2017 02:32 AM (nvMvs)

530 It's always the pet thread.

It's always the gun thread.

God bless teh Horde.

Posted by: mindful webworker - afterthought at May 28, 2017 02:32 AM (ohWrE)

531 530 It's always the pet thread.

It's always the gun thread.

God bless teh Horde.
Posted by: mindful webworker - afterthought at May 28, 2017 02:32 AM (ohWrE)


And boobs are always on topic.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 28, 2017 02:48 AM (63QcZ)

532 And Montana seems like a really excellent place for
an adventure, and I don't know why Miley might not like to go out, say,
fly-fishing there. Fly fishing can be very adventurous.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 01:49 AM (DHiRx)

Who's talking about me here?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 02:50 AM (tHwdc)

533 Posted by: Lurking Moron at May 28, 2017 02:20 AM (1L9V9)

Please come back regularly and post!

Seriously!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 02:52 AM (DHiRx)

534 453 I personally think the observation that the leaders of France, the UK, Luxembourg (heh, not like the others but singled out for rump wrangling), Italy, and Germany have no children of their own is astute.
Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 01:34 AM (GsAUU)


Hmmm. I did not sire any children but I assure everyone here that I am 100% straight and enjoy women very, very much.

Sometimes having children just doesn't happen for various reasons. I was born with some internal birth defects "down there" that weren't discovered until age 27 or so. It required several surgeries to correct but I suspect that was the reason I never became a father.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 28, 2017 02:54 AM (nvMvs)

535 *cackle*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 04:08 AM (vRcUp)

536 536th!

Posted by: LGoPs at May 28, 2017 04:41 AM (nGMLA)

537 Meow

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 04:52 AM (vRcUp)

538 Why am I not 50 points ahead? I AM fifty points ahead! I have 50 heads! I AM a golden god!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 05:00 AM (vRcUp)

539 I KILLED THIS THREAD LIKE IT WAS SETH FUCKIN RICH.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 05:05 AM (vRcUp)

540 Poor Seth.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 05:07 AM (tHwdc)

541 Hill, for real......

Columbian enhanced Potato High Test is sooooooo 90's babe.

Provigil and herbally enhanced coconut water is the NOW.

An it's a cough suppressant. Bonus!

But......if only the Tassel would've be to left, and not the right.....well...
Right Wing Tassels, etc.....

Stay $trong

Posted by: Gary Busey's Cocaine Nostalgia at May 28, 2017 05:17 AM (0cO55)

542 Go back to the woods Hillary

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:33 AM (Ot7+c)

543 Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:33 AM (Ot7+c)

The greatest day in car racing is here.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 28, 2017 05:39 AM (b8+C/)

544 Yes it is, not looking good for Hamilton but you never know.
Ok in Monico you know.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:46 AM (Ot7+c)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:47 AM (mpXpK)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 05-27-2017 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Coming Attractions


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What's the point of a movie trailer? I think that it's to convince the audience to spend money to see the advertised movie. Not to entertain on its own, although that can be a happy accident of well created trailers, but to promise an experience that will be worth a few dollars and a couple of hours of your time.

How to actually go about that, though, has changed dramatically over time. I'm no expert in movie trailers, but the changes are easy to see if you ever lose yourself in Youtube looking for a decent trailer to Moby Dick. You can find the original trailer below, but, at least for me, it doesn't convince me to see the movie itself.


Show, Don't Tell


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Older movie trailers seem intent on telling the audience that the movie is going to be amazing instead of showing how amazing the movie will be. That's why you get screens emblazoned with words about the size of the production, the cast, the number of extras. They also tended to be a fair bit longer than modern trailers. The Moby Dick trailer is more than three minutes long, while a three-minute-long trailer is actually pretty rare. Below is the trailer for Man of Steel which, no matter your opinion of the movie itself, makes the movie look slick and exciting.


Longer modern trailers are rare, apparently, because of agreements between movie studios and theater chains. Chains don't want long trailers because they want to get as many screening in per day as possible. Their current agreement allows for a movie studio to release one 3-minute trailer per year that the theater is willing to show before a feature film.

But, to take this back to the actual point, compare the two trailers. Moby Dick has a lot of voice over created for the advertisement. It's big language, praising Melville, and using grandiose verbiage to describe Ahab. When dialogue gets played, the sections are longish, and the trailer music even stops at times. It does still show some of the action of the film, but it feels like a film clip set to different music. I'm not judging it, but just pointing out that it's kind of clunky in execution, never really building up to anything, just presenting some stuff in an order. Man of Steel, however, is all about building up to its climax of action, trying to get you worked up and pumped to see the movie.


Technique, Hiding a Lack of Substance?

When I was growing up, the one movie trailer that stood far above the movie that it was selling was the below trailer for The Mummy Returns:


That's exciting. It makes the movie look big, bold, action packed, and a great time at the movies. For those of you who remember the movie itself, though, you got a middling action adventure movie filled with a curious sense of self-importance and a shocking lack of The Rock.

Another one was the below trailer for Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone:


That looks sweeping, epic and engrossing. The movie, though, is a complete mess. It's such a mess that Oliver Stone has come out with two more cuts of the movie, both of which are described as his definitive vision for the film. Hell, not to turn this into a review of the movie, but Val Kilmer is the only one who seems to actually be in a historical epic about Alexander the Great. Angelina Jolie seemed to think that she was in a horror movie.


My Small Contribution

About a year ago, I got a little bored and put together the below trailer for Moby Dick. I offer no comment, but am interested to see what the Horde thinks of it.


So…?

Trailers can be fun. What trailers have you loved but hated the movie? What movies have you loved but hated the trailer? Do you think that you can tell the quality of a movie based on the trailer itself?


Note

TheDolleyMadison and I actually have a babysitter for the night, so I will not be commenting. I'm going to the movie theater! You can't really understand how exciting this is for me.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Baywatch
Drone

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Point Blank

Movies I Saw This Week:
The Jewel of the Nile (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) Poster Blurb: "A complete mess that had no idea how to recapture the charm of the original."

Meatballs (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2.5/4) "Hit or miss comedy with a surprisingly sweet core between Bill Murray and the kid."

Knights of Badassdom (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "I've never seen a movie fall apart so thoroughly in its third act before."

Cars 2 [rewatch] (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "Spy fun with cars for kids. Meh, Jr wanted to watch it."


Contact
Email any suggestions or questions to thejamesmadison.aos at symbol gmail dot com.

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1 Every time I go to the movies, which isn't often, there's 10-15 minutes of trailers. It's really annoying.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 07:22 PM (0mRoj)

2 Missed it by that () much

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:24 PM (Ot7+c)

3 Trailers for sale or rent.

Posted by: Roger Miller at May 27, 2017 07:24 PM (IqV8l)

4 So which movie are you and Missus Madison seeing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 07:25 PM (NT3RT)

5 Was hoping for some good war movies tonight, meaming right now but not seeing anything.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:25 PM (Ot7+c)

6 Call me Ishmael.

Posted by: Ishmael at May 27, 2017 07:25 PM (ZO497)

7 Call me Dick.

Posted by: Moby Dick at May 27, 2017 07:26 PM (ZO497)

8 Rooms to let, 50 cents

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:26 PM (Ot7+c)

9 The trailers are not bad at the beginning of a movie. Often they are better than the movies themselves or what you are going to see.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (iHjB5)

10 Was hoping for some good war movies tonight, meaming right now but not seeing anything.
Posted by: Skip
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TCM has been showing them all day.

'Good', of course, is relative.

Posted by: Moby Dick at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (ZO497)

11 What's the point of a movie trailer? I think that it's to convince the audience to spend money to see the advertised movie. Not to entertain on its own, although that can be a happy accident of well created trailers, but to promise an experience that will be worth a few dollars and a couple of hours of your time.

--The South Park episode with the boys enduring a Russell Crowe Fighting TV show just to see a Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire 2 trailer was epic.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (GsAUU)

12 Didn't know Moby Dick was a Muslim suicide bomber.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (sdi6R)

13 As a kid my dad listened to that stuff, Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (Ot7+c)

14 I remember seeing the teaser trailer for "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World", which made the movie look like a crappy "Pirates of the Caribbean" knockoff. I thus didn't see the movie in theaters. When I rented the movie, I was blown away, and "Master and Commander" is now one of my favorite films, but somebody in marketing really messed up plugging that movie.

Posted by: TheLowerDepths at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (1WTGm)

15 The trailer for "Prometheus" is a much better experience than the movie itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34cEo0VhfGE

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 07:28 PM (NT3RT)

16 Surprised this wasn't the Roger Moore thread...

John Derbyshire is recommending Ivanhoe (technically a TV series).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:29 PM (XRIvr)

17 Yeah been watching Rock Hudson but that bloom was off long ago. Watched Men at War earlier, had to button up outside stuff and missed the anti war ending. ( looked it up)

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:29 PM (Ot7+c)

18 Sometimes the trailers and ads go on for so long that I momentarily forget which movie I'm seeing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 07:30 PM (NT3RT)

19 I've seen so many shitty movies recently, I can't even list them all. I've tried to blot them all out of my mind.

Most were Indie "mumblecore" nihilist dramedies that premieres at Sundance or the Toronto Film Festival or some other heebie-jeebie convention.

Overall recommendation: Stay away from modern indies! 95% of them are unwatchable crap, churned out by film-school graduates trained in narcissism and postmodernism and anti-commercialism.

Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:30 PM (DQ4Fv)

20 I have wished another Master and Commander movie since reading the books.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:31 PM (Ot7+c)

21 10 Was hoping for some good war movies tonight, meaming right now but not seeing anything.
Posted by: Skip
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TCM has been showing them all day.

'Good', of course, is relative.
Posted by: Moby Dick at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (ZO497)

--On Memorial Day itself, TCM will have Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare, The Dirty Dozen, and Destination Tokyo.

Monday morning AMC will have Midway.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:31 PM (GsAUU)

22 Less Moby, MORE DICK!!!

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 27, 2017 07:31 PM (oVJmc)

23 John Derbyshire is recommending Ivanhoe (technically a TV series).
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
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What channel?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 07:32 PM (ZO497)

24 "Meatballs" is surprisingly rewatchable. Like a lot of comedies of that era, it's a collection of sketches, without a real plot as such. Yeah there is a villain... sort of... the rich kids in their snooty camp for toffs. But they're just sort of there, not really driving the plot. Contrast with Revenge Of The Nerds or even Animal House.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:33 PM (XRIvr)

25 Most trailers are bad. Some are good.

And sometimes the good trailer is for a movie that will never exist.

Here's a link to the classic "Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern" trailer from several years ago -

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

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 07:33 PM (deapv)

26 "What channel?"

Er... your home channel, if you have a DVD player, and the DVDs

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:33 PM (XRIvr)

27 I was even playing Boccherini when I finished a book
https://youtu.be/8dmWAve3Pvk

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:33 PM (Ot7+c)

28 "I offer no comment, but am interested to see what the Horde thinks of it."

Not enough cabin boy.

Posted by: Hard Asteae at May 27, 2017 07:34 PM (BO/km)

29 Fun fact -

Quite frequently when a trailer is released, the music for the movie still isn't done yet. So an unrelated musical piece is used for the trailer.

The soundtrack from 'The Rocketeer' is something that tends to get reused quite a bit in movie trailers.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 07:34 PM (deapv)

30 Hah, or the trailer for the Rob Ford movie, starring Chris Farley

There needs to be that movie

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:34 PM (XRIvr)

31 Some comedies are bad, but the trailers have all the funny parts in them.

I have heard that Ted has all the Funny in its trailer.

I have never seen Home Alone either, and I think the same goes for it.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:34 PM (GsAUU)

32 a few years ago people remade trailers to movies for surprise or comic effect. someone did a great reboot of kubrick's "the shining" as a family film of love and father/son conciliation. an amazing piece of work, very professional.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 07:35 PM (WTSFk)

33 junior: the Houston Browncoats got to see Serenity some months before tickets went on sale. The movie was almost all there. It was missing the soundtrack and a few CGI bits in the middle (one of River's dream-sequences IIRC).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:36 PM (XRIvr)

34 Saw the trailer for Dunkirk when went to Hacksaw Ridge, made me want to see it

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:37 PM (Ot7+c)

35 Trailers I loved and hated the movie... THAT would probably be Baywatch, if I wanted to watch the movie, which I don't. The trailers made it look like what I expect of a Baywatch movie: the Rock and bikinis.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:38 PM (XRIvr)

36 This article has links to a number of trailers, and concerns itself with the pacing of the edits rather than the overall length. Of particular note is the insane number of cuts in the trailer for Dr. Strangelove.
https://www.wired.com/2013/06/online-trailers-cuts

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at May 27, 2017 07:38 PM (WrMht)

37 The trailer for President Barky teased me with expansive racial healing and American pride.

President Barky: The Buggering instead delivered racial pandering, Divide and Conquer, and Ferguson and Baltimore riots.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:38 PM (GsAUU)

38 I don't like trailers that show all the best scenes of a movie. Also Greg Allman is kaput.

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2017 07:39 PM (BO/km)

39 It seems The Rock is often in trailers that don't make for decent movies. But I *did* enjoy The Scorpion King.

Despite it being a badly-edited mess. Rogue One was also a badly-edited mess, but still enjoyable, IMO. This usually happens when the movie is Salvageable Shite; sometimes editors can actually salvage it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:40 PM (XRIvr)

40 32 a few years ago people remade trailers to movies for surprise or comic effect. someone did a great reboot of kubrick's "the shining" as a family film of love and father/son conciliation. an amazing piece of work, very professional.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 07:35 PM (WTSFk)

--A classic:

https://youtu.be/u1kqqMXWEFs

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:41 PM (GsAUU)

41 That mummy's girlfriend is hawt.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2017 07:41 PM (zLDYs)

42 I've never seen a movie based on a trailer ... unless there's some super hot chick in the trailer.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 07:41 PM (zc3Db)

43 Next in my Netflix Queue:
Point Blank

++++

I checked that one out at IMDB and the description sounded familiar. Sure enough, the Mel Gibson flick, Payback, is a remake of Point Blank.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 07:42 PM (R+30W)

44 I'm peddling a screenplay I've got for a dynamite trailer.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 07:42 PM (oVJmc)

45 I just bought an R-Pod travel trailer .. oh wait ..nevermind.

Posted by: Billy Vera at May 27, 2017 07:43 PM (e3l1B)

46 @42 I've never seen a movie based on a trailer ... unless there's some super hot chick in the trailer.
--------------------

Occasionally I'll see a trailer for a movie that I might have an interest in, but that I'd never heard of before. It's pretty rare, though. I think the last time that happened was for the documentary "Last Days in Vietnam".

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 07:44 PM (deapv)

47 Go to the Drive-In. Who cares what the movie is? IYKWIMAITYD!

Posted by: Very Undude at May 27, 2017 07:44 PM (2X7pN)

48 The teaser for Superman Returns hits the nostalgia harder than any other. I didn't know that John Williams could give me an erection, no homo.

https://youtu.be/4CuJ08nwJpA

The two Superman movies (and the recent Star Wars movies) were far superior in cleverness and execution than the property they draw from. To an audience that is much less impressed. The scenes where he saves a 747, or lifts an island while being stabbed, would have made a 1980 audience shit a brick.

I don't know what it means. You could argue that there are not going to be huge cultural hits anymore at the cinema. Nor in 30 years are they going to bring back something we loved as a kid.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 07:44 PM (VdICR)

49
In prehistoric times trailers were it. How else could one see what the new movies were about. Nobody left their seat until the trailers were finished.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 07:46 PM (6qmBU)

50 Magic trailer (actually TV commercial, IIRC):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezkx07HYylo

So shocking at the time I still remember it 40 years later.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 07:46 PM (oVJmc)

51 Crap. More storms headed this way. I'm starting to mildew. Doesn't auger well for Memorial Day observance either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 07:47 PM (ZO497)

52 Long Long Trailer trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucb9O8q1eOc

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 07:47 PM (oVJmc)

53 Surprised this wasn't the Roger Moore thread...

John Derbyshire is recommending Ivanhoe (technically a TV series).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:29 PM (XRIvr)



I thought we might get a bit of Roger tribute as well. I really wish some station would have run The Saint this weekend

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 07:48 PM (auHtY)

54 ... just looked it up on youtube - it's available as "the shining (happy version)" very funny. in the sidebar there's the likes of forrest gump as a gangster movie and silence of the lambs as a romcom. they play with trailer tropes very professionally.

people are so smart!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 07:48 PM (WTSFk)

55 I inspired The Rain Man.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 27, 2017 07:49 PM (GsAUU)

56
A good trailer is like gold. Take this example: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. The first trailer whets your appetite, tells you that this film is going to be weirdly, and awesomely epic (I love the way they use the silhouette shot of Abe that starts at 90 degrees and slowly turns upright in this trailer).

The second trailer says "here's a standard Hollywood tentpole comic book basket of cliches". Awful, and ordinary. And it does it using largely the same exact video clips as the first trailer. The voiceover kills it.

First trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXulj8Lgcyg

Second trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZp7eBStN1U

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 07:49 PM (quw2O)

57 "Gregory Peck IS Abraham Lincoln!"
TheJamesMadison, I loved your recut of the Moby Dick trailer - much better than the original.

Posted by: Dr Alice at May 27, 2017 07:51 PM (LaT54)

58 just looked it up on youtube - it's available as "the shining (happy version)" very funny. in the sidebar there's the likes of forrest gump as a gangster movie and silence of the lambs as a romcom. they play with trailer tropes very professionally.

people are so smart!
Posted by: musical jolly chimp
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Pfft.

Posted by: Hitler Videos at May 27, 2017 07:51 PM (ZO497)

59 I'm hoping for a good weather morning Monday, I'm going to ride my bike down to my parents and follow the parade back my way which ends up at the cemetery. It was mostly cancelled except for the fire company that had its own.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:51 PM (Ot7+c)

60 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 07:47 PM (oVJmc)
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Classic!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 07:51 PM (Sfs6o)

61 Here are some the horrible movies I've seen in the last month. Avoid them all:

A Hologram for the King, with Tom Hanks. Meandering, insulting, plotless, set in Saudi Arabia. Couldn't even finish it. 1.5/10

[b}Goat, with James Franco. Horrible, anti-man feminist jerk-off fantasy about how evil fraternities are. No redeeming features. 1/10

[Zoom, with Alison Pill. Circular "plot": A girl draws a comic book about about a guy who's making a movie about a woman who's writing a novel about a girl who's drawing a comic book...etc. Turns out, there is no such thing as reality! Worse than it sounds -- zero humor. 2/10 ("2" for the sex scenes).

Turks and Caicos, with Bill Nighy. Incomprehensible. Turned out to be "part 2" of a three-part movie -- if you hadn't seen the first one, then then second one makes zero sense. 2.5/10 (decent acting).

The Lobster, with Colin Farrell. Dystopian fantasy about a futuristic hotel where guests get turned into animals. Internally inconsistent, violates all rules of logic and coherence, boring, misadvertised as a comedy. 2/10 (good acting in bit parts).

Digging for Fire, with Orlando Bloom. Infuriating mumblecore anti-comedy about wealthy LA thirty-somethings who do...nothing, ultimately. You just wanted all the characters to die already. 3/10 (Sam Rockwell is excellent in a cameo.)

Don't ever check out or watch any of these films.

Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:51 PM (DQ4Fv)

62 Don't ever check out or watch any of these films.
Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:51 PM (DQ4Fv)

--Thanks, but that's like warning me not to sleep with Lena Dunham.

I was never tempted. :lol;

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 27, 2017 07:53 PM (GsAUU)

63
29 Fun fact -

Quite frequently when a trailer is released, the music for the movie still isn't done yet. So an unrelated musical piece is used for the trailer.

The soundtrack from 'The Rocketeer' is something that tends to get reused quite a bit in movie trailers.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 07:34 PM (deapv)








The climax music from Aliens got re-used in pretty much every action movie trailer from the mid-80s to 2000. To be fair, it's an awesome piece of music.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 07:54 PM (quw2O)

64 /Slow Joe sock

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:54 PM (GsAUU)

65 Damn zombie, that is a lot of hours of your life you're not getting back

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:54 PM (XRIvr)

66 Ooooo, Watters' World will have Jesse hitting the beach talking to skimpily bikinied beach bimbos.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:55 PM (GsAUU)

67 Here's a neat trailer for Blade Runner that gives it a good LA noir feel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhJ7Mf2Oxs

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 07:55 PM (NT3RT)

68 Watters is not bad as a Tucker Lite.

Pwning a leftard Zerocare supporter.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:55 PM (GsAUU)

69 Andersonville is on Get TV, this is a long movie 4 hrs. Saw it maybe a year ago thought it was very good. I have a original book from a former prisoner, and read another from a different writer.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:56 PM (Ot7+c)

70 Sunday evening a "Sneak Preview" at the downtown theater was exhibited. You would watch the advertised movie then watch an unreleased movie yea-woooo. At exit the viewers would receive questionnaire cards to review the preview.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 07:56 PM (6qmBU)

71 Here's my review of "Alien:Covenant" again:



Saw "Alien: Covenant" the other day-


There will be some SPOILERY STUFF so avoid if you haven't seen it and wish to-
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Okay, this iteration of "Alien" still brings the stupid pretty heavily throughout, but-

it doesn't seem quite as stupid because the emphasis this time is on horror action so you aren't given as much time to contemplate the stupid as in "Prometheus" where it was all about the "mystery of human life".

How stupid?

Well, once again they land on a perfect, Earth-like planet, with cultivated Wheat even, and it never occurs to these Space Morons that an Earth-like planet would be loaded with Earth-like variations of viruses, bacteria, protozoa- which would be deadly.

So, they're off once again traipsing around the planet, picking daisies, and dancing the maypole.

At least, throw science a bone here, have a ten second conversation where "the integrated holistic endangerator" shows no pathogens of any consequence in air, soil, or water. Done.

But, that's not all, two of the crew members almost instantly get secretly infected by spitting puffballs.
And suddenly manifest horrible hemorrhagic virus-like symptoms. Almost instantly.

So, of course, they're instantly brought into the ship. Not isolated. Not observed and treated outside. Nope. Into the ship.

Hijinks ensue.

This is not the intelligent "Alien" horror show you were hoping for-

so just consider it a throwback to 1950s sci-fi with everyone wandering around bare-faced in Space Rompers and let it go.

"Alien: Covenant" really is a throwback to something like "House of Dracula" where the creepy dude invites you into his creepy house to do creepy things.....to Space Morons (the bad kind).

One scene still sticks out as the Stupidest Scene in the Entire Alien Series -

the captain after seeing David, the creepy evil cyborg, make kiss-faces to the Oppressive White Xenomorph that just killed one of his crew-

follows David around after seeing how shocked and angry David was that he, the Captain killed the Misogynystic White Xenomorph-

while David is explaining that he has been experimenting on all the life-forms on this planet to develop and improve the Xenophobic White Xenomorph-

and brings the captain into a dark chamber to show him the creepy looking Alien egg-pod thingys as his ultimate version of the Homophobic White Xenomorph-

And the creepy looking pod-dealio opens up it's veiny, slimy Space Labia of Doom and David invites the captain to look inside becuz it's awesome(!)-

And the captain, instead of shooting David, shooting the pods and getting the hell out of there
sez-

"Okey-Doke" and sticks his head in the pod.

You can guess what follows.


Aaaaaanyway, "Alien:Covenant"-

The Good-

Some great action scenes, creepy Alien stuff

The Bad -

Plotting still "Prometheus" quality but you think about it less becuz...great action scenes. Still, enough time between scenes that I was rewriting the movie in my head(not a good sign).

The Meh -

they really missed out on a great horror moment with the big reveal between David and the 2nd in command. Really missed.


Expect, a really well-shot and directed 1950s sic-fi flick mashed up with a 1930s haunted house flick and you'll have a good time.


Oh...and you get to learn that the whole Alien foofaraw, all of it, every bit of it, was caused by-

a cyborg being ordered to pour a cup of tea.

So, don't order your cyborg to pour any Lapsang Souchong.

They hate Lapsang Souchong...

...Orange Pekoe might be okay.

That's the moral of this story.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 07:56 PM (9q7Dl)

72

Alexander was one of the most disturbing and perverted movies ever made. Total trash and creepy.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 07:57 PM (a6O80)

73 I rented Alexander thought I would like it. It blew chunks. Stopped it after half an hour.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 07:57 PM (mpXpK)

74 59 - last year because weather was iffy

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:58 PM (Ot7+c)

75 Where is the trailer for Medellin?!?!

Posted by: Billy Walsh at May 27, 2017 07:58 PM (9uYWN)

76 65 Damn zombie, that is a lot of hours of your life you're not getting back
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo/i]

I actually didn't watch most of them all the way through to the end.

The only one I saw all of was "Digging for Fire," because they tricked the viewers into thinking there was a "murder mystery" that was going to be solved at the end. Except, when you get to the end -- they don't solve it! The filmmakers basically admit, "Ah, we was just fuckin' with ya -- we needed a maguffin to trick you into watching the whole movie. There never was a murder. Ha ha! Fooled you!" I almost smashed the DVD in rage.

All the rest of them I gave up somewhere in the middle.

Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:58 PM (DQ4Fv)

77 unitalic. Sigh.

Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:59 PM (DQ4Fv)

78 So Meals on Wheels is like Planned Parenthood: posing as a standard non-profit charity, but in reality just a de facto government program.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:59 PM (GsAUU)

79 During the era of TV becoming a thing, old trailers had to advertise the cool features a movie could do TV could not. Vistavision! CinemaScope! In glorious technicolor! I kinda love those. And sweeping epics got more sweeping. It's fun To see the films of that era playing with the format, like how to marry a millionaire and the girl can't help it. Featuring random stuff in the film like full orchestra intros.

Modern films seem so intent on telling you every plot twist so you might think it's interesting enough to go to. Half of the trailers ruin the film now! If there is any "there" there to ruin.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 07:59 PM (ZSEpY)

80
Alexander was pornographer Bob Goochyonie's Caligula minus the penetration and compelling story.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:00 PM (a6O80)

81 Heh, Todd Rungren will be on Jesse Watters' show next.

I recall Todd as a favorite of Clrahes Jhnoosn's.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:00 PM (GsAUU)

82 LMAO, Rundgren said the values in his show will offend Trump supporters.

Yeah, I guess not wanting to work and banging on a drum all day are not compatible with Trump supporters.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:04 PM (GsAUU)

83
78 So Meals on Wheels is like Planned Parenthood: posing as a standard non-profit charity, but in reality just a de facto government program.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:59 PM (GsAUU)







I've gotten cynical enough that I consider ALL charities and non-profits to be scams designed to hoover up government subsidies and fools' money.

Fisher House is the one exception to that cynicism.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 08:04 PM (quw2O)

84 Unbroken 2014 is on FXM, Louis Zamperini's experience as a POW of the Japanese

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:04 PM (Ot7+c)

85 Never saw Alexander. Was warned off by the reported homoerotisism.

I have managed to bear this heavy burden.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:04 PM (iHjB5)

86
I hate the name Todd. Never met a Todd worth a damn. Or a Kyle.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:05 PM (a6O80)

87 I've gotten cynical enough that I consider ALL charities and non-profits to be scams designed to hoover up government subsidies and fools' money.

Fisher House is the one exception to that cynicism.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 08:04 PM (quw2O)

--I think you can leave overtly pro-life charities off that list as well.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM (GsAUU)

88 LMAO, Rundgren said the values in his show will offend Trump supporters.

Let's take Tod's values at his word. We'll break in to his concert, take seats from actual ticket holders, and refuse to leave.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM (oVJmc)

89 Alexander was one of the most disturbing and perverted movies ever made. Total trash and creepy.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 07:57 PM (a6O80)
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I gots to know - why?

I avoided it because I thought Colin Farrell's Irish mug was about as far from Alexander's famous profile as one could get. And I like Colin Farrell.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM (NT3RT)

90 The theater - films - widescreen, CinamaScope, 70mm, excellent musical scores with a quality sound system - almost overwhelming, the sights and sounds almost absorbed you. Now the theater is full of kids slipping in bottles of wine who have no comprehension of SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM (6qmBU)

91 People my age in my neck of the woods are gushing about Hunt for the Wilderpeople, so it's on the list if films to watch. Is on Hulu. Anyone seen it?

And friends are plotting to see Wonder Woman opening night so I'll do that. Best case scenario is like the first Cap America film, a good superhero + period piece. Bad case scenario is feminist SJW muck. I'm hoping for the former, fingers crossed.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM (ZSEpY)

92 Not sure I have met a Todd since high school.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM (iHjB5)

93 84 Unbroken 2014 is on FXM, Louis Zamperini's experience as a POW of the Japanese
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:04 PM (Ot7+c)

--Pretty good flick.

I like the "Lead, Kindly Light" reference.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:07 PM (GsAUU)

94 Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but Greg Allman passed away.

Also, as expected, new Roger Waters tour is filled with Trump hate.

The tour just opened; I watched a lot of it online, and it seems really uneven. PInk Floyd's Greatest Hits meets Spinal Tap Jazz Explorations with Giant, GIANT Screens and Roger's face 40' tall.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 08:07 PM (aT+Bx)

95 Growing up in South Carolina and living in Georgia, The Allman Brothers was one of my favorite groups. Gregg Allman by himself, not so much. Sad to see him go, though.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2017 08:08 PM (zLDYs)

96 80
Alexander was pornographer Bob Goochyonie's Caligula minus the penetration and compelling story.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:00 PM (a6O80)

It's no Nymphomaniac the Director Cut!

Posted by: Billy Walsh at May 27, 2017 08:08 PM (9uYWN)

97
I gots to know - why?

I forget now. But Val Kilmer made my skin crawl. He had the look on his face like he wanted to stick his finger in people's butts.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:08 PM (a6O80)

98 Todd is a protopajama boy. Probably likes pina colada and all that shit.

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2017 08:08 PM (BO/km)

99
85 Never saw Alexander. Was warned off by the reported homoerotisism.

I have managed to bear this heavy burden.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:04 PM (iHjB5)







I couldn't care less about the homo shit, as long as it's not shoved down my throat........errrr, so to speak. If it's an essential part of the story, and not just preaching, then so be it.

But with or without the homo, Alexander is a truly awful, incoherent film.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 08:08 PM (quw2O)

100 In a world... where TVs are hi-def and TV shows are filmed with the cinematic quality of The Expanse...

... you're not getting anything from going to a cinema, except for the experience of sitting to the left of a bratty five year old boy and to the right of a passive-aggressive a$$hole who spends the whole movie audibly sighing.

(If you get that experience at home, my condolences.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:08 PM (XRIvr)

101 Ill Tempered Cur,

There's lots of teasers that are better than trailers. Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

https://youtu.be/NNrK7xVG3PM

George Lucas will be in his bunk.

A teaser is supposed to be baffling and non-talkative. When it does that, it is playing to the strengths of the medium. There are plenty of trailers, and movies, that would be much better with Fury Road amounts of dialogue.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 08:09 PM (VdICR)

102 94 Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but Greg Allman passed away.

Also, as expected, new Roger Waters tour is filled with Trump hate.

The tour just opened; I watched a lot of it online, and it seems really uneven. PInk Floyd's Greatest Hits meets Spinal Tap Jazz Explorations with Giant, GIANT Screens and Roger's face 40' tall.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 08:07 PM (aT+Bx)

--shibumi, you're in MI . . . no love for Jim Bunning???

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:09 PM (GsAUU)

103 I forget now. But Val Kilmer made my skin crawl. He had the look on his face like he wanted to stick his finger in people's butts.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:08 PM (a6O80)
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I'm Buttman.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:09 PM (NT3RT)

104 Mentioned before saw Todd at Knebworth England 1979

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:10 PM (Ot7+c)

105 Thanks for that review of Alien Covenant, naturalfake. I'm not going to see it after having read your comments on it. I watched the first two Alien movies this week which haven't held up well over time. I don't get why they keeping going with the same story line of letting the infected guy back on the ship. Stupid.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 27, 2017 08:11 PM (Rsi2C)

106
Bunning is mort? That's why he was mentioned?

I thought you were just talking random baseball.
Bunning was a good man.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:11 PM (a6O80)

107 'Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but Greg Allman passed away.'

I did. He was from 'round here. The whole town will probably get stupid for a couple of days and him dying will get more attention than Memorial Day.

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2017 08:12 PM (BO/km)

108 Bunning is mort? That's why he was mentioned?

I thought you were just talking random baseball.
Bunning was a good man.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:11 PM (a6O80)

--I'm glad that at least for today I'm not the slowest Moron.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:12 PM (GsAUU)

109
Also, as expected, new Roger Waters tour is filled with Trump hate.

The tour just opened; I watched a lot of it online, and it seems really uneven. PInk Floyd's Greatest Hits meets Spinal Tap Jazz Explorations with Giant, GIANT Screens and Roger's face 40' tall.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 08:07 PM (aT+Bx)








It's really pathetic to see a man trying to hide the fact that he's been musically irrelevant for nearly 40 years.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 08:12 PM (quw2O)

110 Now the theater is full of kids slipping in bottles of wine who have no comprehension of SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM

Lol. The only way my sister got through the first Twilight movie was sneaking in s flask o rum to add to the coke she bought at concessions. And we had to take the coke away halfway through because she was leaning on it a BIT too much by then, heh.

We purposely went to it when was cheap and a matinee to heckle if needed, our own MST3K. Girls on dates around us were ticked, but I think their dates were amused.

Normally I'm a patron of perfect politeness in the theatre. But yeah that was a tough film to sit through.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (ZSEpY)

111 During the era of TV becoming a thing, old trailers had to advertise the cool features a movie could do TV could not. Vistavision! CinemaScope! In glorious technicolor! I kinda love those. And sweeping epics got more sweeping. It's fun To see the films of that era playing with the format, like how to marry a millionaire and the girl can't help it. Featuring random stuff in the film like full orchestra intros.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 07:59 PM (ZSEpY)


I don't know about all that. Back then, TVs were the size of fishbowls. The movies were a whole other universe, without any of the CinemaScope sort of stuff. And movies were just much higher quality than anything on TV. I think they were advertising to each other more than to the audience, most of whom couldn't really give a shit about any of that stuff.

Nowadays, most people have TVs that are large enough to get a movie sort of feeling with them (and sound systems) but that is only a very recent development. Of course, these days people seem happy enough to watch movies on a 4 inch screen. Go figure.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (zc3Db)

112 I actually think the first two Alien movies do hold up, except for the wretched special-effects on chestbuster 1. Spaceballs skewered that scene.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (XRIvr)

113 Val Kilmer gets a lot of rope for two things: Real Genius and Tombstone.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (iHjB5)

114
From what I saw, the new Alien is the S.O.S., same old shit.

Cranky nonchalant smart-mouthed bored spaceship crew who turn out to be dangers to themselves.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (a6O80)

115 23 John Derbyshire is recommending Ivanhoe (technically a TV series).
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
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What channel?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 07:32 PM (ZO497)

++++

There have been a few Ivanhoe movies and series, but since BTH was talking about Roger Moore, he must have been talking about the 1958 series. According to Wiki, it was never released on DVD. The only place I could find it is on torrent sites.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 08:14 PM (R+30W)

116 You can't judge a cover by its book.

Posted by: Todd Kyle at May 27, 2017 08:14 PM (IqV8l)

117 The Alien flicks are enjoyable, but The Thing (the '80s one) blows them away.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:15 PM (GsAUU)

118 There was a period of a year or so, maybe 5 or 6 years ago, when rented DVDs had like 20 or more minutes of trailers and you could NOT avoid them by going to the root menu to simply start the movie (feature was deactivated).

And then if you didn't finish the movie and had a dumb player that didn't remember your place, you'd have to suffer through the pain the next time you inserted it.

I tried all kinds of workarounds like trying to execute various individual files on the DVD itself and researching tricks, but to no avail.

Simply maddening (always eliciting a slew of curse words from me much to my wife's chagrin), so I learned to put the movie in the player quite some time before actually being ready to sit down and watch it.

Don't know if it was confined to certain studios or distributors, but this must have really pissed off people who purchased the DVDs as it appears they've since ended that practice.

Posted by: ShainS at May 27, 2017 08:15 PM (ZcAbN)

119 Aliens wears well. Burke does look a bit too yuppie popped collar business guy, but otherwise, very good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:15 PM (iHjB5)

120 42
I've never seen a movie based on a trailer ... unless there's some super hot chick in the trailer.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 07:41 PM (zc3Db)

The movies Hobo With a Shotgun, and Machete came from the faux trailers in the Tarantino/Rodrigues Grindhouse double feature.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 08:15 PM (XoldI)

121
You can't judge a cover by its book.

Posted by: Todd Kyle


heh.

in b4 Todd Kyle??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:16 PM (a6O80)

122
oops, I mean Kyle Todd

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:16 PM (a6O80)

123 The only way my sister got through the first Twilight movie was sneaking in s flask o rum to add to the coke she bought at concessions.

"Avatar" remains my only Three Beer Movie at the Alamo Drafthouse / Cinebarre.

I did sneak in that flask-o-rum for certain movies, but I don't remember which. Anyway I didn't, actually, sip much of the rum in the end.

I am VERY glad I didn't bring any serious booze to "Avatar" or they'd have had to wheel me out. That was an abomination.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:17 PM (XRIvr)

124 Alien is a seven-part franchise of which only the first two are liked by anybody.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:17 PM (oVJmc)

125 I think it is fitting that 30 years from now, Paul Riser will be known for Burke.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:17 PM (iHjB5)

126 Moby Dick TJM trailer is fine. It isn't 'hooky' but it builds nice.

It doesn't tell me what the movie is about, though. Just that there's sailors.

The job of a trailer is to put butts in seats before word of mouth. Some have done that well (Suicide Squad), some flat out lie (too many to list).

The trailer is also what first sets expectations. And if the movie isn't what the trailer shows, that's how you get backlash, even for movies that probably don't deserve it.

A good trailer is a work of art.

But I have to admit, I don't watch movies based on the strength of trailers alone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 27, 2017 08:17 PM (xJa6I)

127 Never saw Alexander, but I liked Troy much more than I thought I would. I've seen it 3 times now.

Posted by: I had a name, but I forgot at May 27, 2017 08:17 PM (2WFxS)

128 Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but Greg Allman passed away.
Also, as expected, new Roger Waters tour is filled with Trump hate.
The tour just opened; I watched a lot of it online, and it seems really uneven. PInk Floyd's Greatest Hits meets Spinal Tap Jazz Explorations with Giant, GIANT Screens and Roger's face 40' tall.
Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 08:07 PM (aT+Bx)


Yup.....friend of mine back in the day would drop acid and listen to Floyd in his car in the parking lot. I would ask him about the different lyrics and he would go so in depth about them it was amazing. Too bad he couldn't get all worked up about real life though. Pink Floyd is and always was garbage.

Trailers always show the only part of the movie worth watching nowadays. I always liked the snack bar cartoons back when the world was sane.

I thought Greg Allman was already dead. Too bad. I always hoped Cher would go first.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (5VlCp)

129 David, the creepy evil cyborg
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I didn't see the first one, so I might have misunderstood something I read about this somewhere. But wasn't he a decaptitated head at the end of the last movie? I take it Noomi Rapace's character from the previous movie was stupid enough to give the treacherous backstabbing murderous android a new body? Presumably right before he painfully and messily killed her?

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (deapv)

130 I loved the 1st Alien, the 2nd was hair raising, 3rd was eh.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (Ot7+c)

131 The movies Hobo With a Shotgun, and Machete came from the faux trailers in the Tarantino/Rodrigues Grindhouse double feature.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 08:15 PM (XoldI)


Never saw any of those. Don't like Tarantino. Don't like Rodrigues. Don't like any of the shit they spew out.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (zc3Db)

132 Val Kilmer gets a lot of rope for two things: Real Genius and Tombstone.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (iHjB5)

And Heat

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 27, 2017 08:19 PM (xJa6I)

133
Don't know if it was confined to certain studios or distributors, but this must have really pissed off people who purchased the DVDs as it appears they've since ended that practice.
Posted by: ShainS at May 27, 2017 08:15 PM (ZcAbN)


--Big Rat movies were notorious for that.

Now the thing with DVDs is that if you just rent them via Redbox you get a bare-bones DVD with rarely more than the feature; you gotta buy it to get deleted scenes and other worthwhile extras (which is fine by me since the flick is usually all I want, not the rambling of the director/cast commentary).

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:19 PM (GsAUU)

134 The movies Hobo With a Shotgun, and Machete came from the faux trailers in the Tarantino/Rodrigues Grindhouse double feature.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 08:15 PM (XoldI)

Never saw any of those. Don't like Tarantino. Don't like Rodrigues. Don't like any of the shit they spew out.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (zc3Db)

Taste varies, but the man knows how to do a scene. Maybe not a whole movie, but you can take a single scene out of context and it is amazingly well done.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 27, 2017 08:19 PM (xJa6I)

135 Val Kilmer gets a lot of rope for two things: Real Genius and Tombstone.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (iHjB5)

And Heat


And Top Secret!.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:19 PM (oVJmc)

136 ShainS: The Hunger Games blu-rays (blu-rays!) unfortunately have trailers. Which are marked as "Mandatory Viewing" just like the Capital's propos in the film itself. Yeah... um... that's not funny.

I can kind of see having to endure trailers in a Redbox rental or maybe a library loan, but not in a blu-ray that you've paid a premium for. SHOW THE DAMN MOVIE ALREADY.

This is, of course, a large reason why piracy is such a thing, because pirates don't have to worry about previews. You get the movie, bam, on your desk, right away (after the download).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:21 PM (XRIvr)

137
I actually think the first two Alien movies do hold up, except for the wretched special-effects on chestbuster 1. Spaceballs skewered that scene.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (XRIvr)







Agreed.

But y'know, the practical effects in the first two films really do hold up well. Especially the Alien Queen, which is pretty much just a big puppet mounted to a crane. In the DVD Special Edition extras, there's some of the test footage of the first mockup of the queen. Basically it's the framework, covered with trash bags. They're running all the puppeteers for the thing.....while they're filming in a parking lot. Damned thing looks freakishly scary.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 08:21 PM (quw2O)

138 127
Never saw Alexander, but I liked Troy much more than I thought I would. I've seen it 3 times now.

Posted by: I had a name, but I forgot at May 27, 2017 08:17 PM (2WFxS)

The Achilles/Hector duel is epic.

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2017 08:21 PM (XoldI)

139 @124 Alien is a seven-part franchise of which only the first two are liked by anybody.
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Seven? I thought the latest one was 6? Though I know that there are at least two more planned.

From what I've heard, it sounds like Ridley Scott is trying to retroactively remove 2, 3, and 4, from the canon. 3 and 4 probably wouldn't be missed all that much.

Aliens, on the other hand...

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:22 PM (deapv)

140 Best trailers ever are at the beginning of Tropic Thunder. Now, when I hear The Four Seasons, I hear female Jack Black say, "Yes, my good man. More beans, please."

Posted by: I had a name, but I forgot at May 27, 2017 08:22 PM (2WFxS)

141 I didn't see the first one, so I might have misunderstood something I read about this somewhere. But wasn't he a decaptitated head at the end of the last movie? I take it Noomi Rapace's character from the previous movie was stupid enough to give the treacherous backstabbing murderous android a new body? Presumably right before he painfully and messily killed her?
Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (deapv)
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I rewatched "Prometheus" and Elizabeth Shaw dragged David's body out of the ship along with his head in a bag. She had to take him because he knew how to pilot an alien spacecraft.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:22 PM (NT3RT)

142 Never saw any of those. Don't like Tarantino. Don't like Rodrigues. Don't like any of the shit they spew out.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (zc3Db)

--Neither made Hobo With a Shotgun.

It has the over-the-top gore QT likes. It has a heavy Canadian hand in its creation (John Dunsworth's daughters, Robb Wells, and hockeh skates) so it's a little different, though.

I liked it a lot as a revenge flick.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:23 PM (GsAUU)

143
Val Kilmer gets a lot of rope for two things: Real Genius and Tombstone.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (iHjB5)

And Heat

And Top Secret!.



And The Godfather.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:23 PM (a6O80)

144 LOL, "Satan's Alley"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:24 PM (XRIvr)

145 Gregory's Pecker played Moby's Dick

Posted by: Captn Cock Curious at May 27, 2017 08:24 PM (w9FXL)

146 "I forgot" == Lemon Kitten?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:24 PM (XRIvr)

147 i think alien and aliens hold up very well. real champs.

but i expected the next sequel to be about the mayhem when the corporation smuggles an alien onto earth. don't know why they didn't try that, seems like a natural.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 08:25 PM (WTSFk)

148 @141 I rewatched "Prometheus" and Elizabeth Shaw dragged David's body out of the ship along with his head in a bag. She had to take him because he knew how to pilot an alien spacecraft.
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Now, personally, if my choices were between "Rebuild the homicidal treacherous backstabbing android so that I can pilot a ship off of this rock," or "Sit tight and hope I'm lucky enough to have someone come by and rescue me," I'll go with the second option.

At least in that case, there's only a *chance* I'll die.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:25 PM (deapv)

149 I think in hindsight we are going to think Ridley Scott made a hash of the Aliens series already uneven quality.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:27 PM (iHjB5)

150
It's really pathetic to see a man trying to hide the fact that he's been musically irrelevant for nearly 40 years.
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IMHO, there are few, if any, artists over the age of 40 who are "musically relevant" anymore.

Waters spends money on his tours, and they look good. However, this one seems uneven. Kind of similar to U2's tour-- Giant Ass Video Wall.

/OK, confession. I write about entertainment technology, and my beat is concerts. That's how I know all these bizarre things.

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 08:27 PM (aT+Bx)

151 I gotta say, DJT's golf course is really pretty.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:27 PM (GsAUU)

152 Red Letter Media explained 'Prometheus' pretty well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:27 PM (XRIvr)

153 Val Kilmer gets a lot of rope for two things: Real Genius and Tombstone.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (iHjB5)
And Heat
And Top Secret!.
And The Godfather.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:23 PM (a6O80)

Val was in a movie where the prison guards were fighting the prisoners in gladiator type fights and his cell mate was an innocent man who had to survive in the joint. Val was all fat in this one.

When his cellie arrived, Val asked him, "Do you want to fight or fuck?" and the guy said neither.
Pretty good movie.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2017 08:28 PM (5VlCp)

154 One of my (many) criticisms of "Covenant" was that, after suffering through her many horrors but surviving in the film "Prometheus", Elizabeth Shaw is dead as a door nail in the next flick (just like Newt and Hicks in Alien 3). What happened to her quest to find out the secrets of the Engineers?

I have heard that the next one may be a presequel between "Prometheus" and "Covenant".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:28 PM (NT3RT)

155 ... after all, the plots of the first two movies are about the corporation trying to get ahold of the creature... so naturally, that should follow.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 08:29 PM (WTSFk)

156 Couple of remarkable trailers in my experience.

Xanadu

This roller disco movie trailer shows Gene Kelly doing a few dance steps implying that Gene Kelly, aging hoofer legend, dances in the movie. In fact, the perhaps one second of Kelly's dancing in the trailer is all the dancing he does. I didn't care about Kelly, I saw the movie because back then Olivia Newton John was hot, but I resented being lied to.

Coal Miner's Dajghter

This trailer contained the plot of the entire movie. Didn't need to see the movie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 08:30 PM (Nwg0u)

157 @147 but i expected the next sequel to be about the mayhem when the corporation smuggles an alien onto earth. don't know why they didn't try that, seems like a natural.
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The corporate weasel tried it in the second movie.

The Hadley's Hope colony was destroyed by the reactor going *boom* in the second movie, iirc. So there weren't any alien specimens around to recover. The plot summary I've seen of the third movie suggests that they tried at the end of that movie. But they failed again. By the time the fourth movie rolled around, the military was trying to clone the thing based off of a contaminated genetic sample. So evidently they hadn't found any more living xenomorphs in the intervening period of time.

At least in the movies.

There are a lot of comic books and novels that say otherwise. But given that Newt is still alive in those, they're obviously not the movie continuity.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:30 PM (deapv)

158 The differences between the first three movies is understandable- different directors, different writers. What is Scott's excuse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:31 PM (iHjB5)

159 Many years ago I went to a showing of "Previews of Coming Attractions" at the L.A. County Museum of Art. It was great. Previews of silent films, all the way up to modern times. And some of them were hilarious.

Now, I'm not saying how long ago this was, but the last preview they showed?

Some film called "Star Wars".

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 08:32 PM (DrCtv)

160
One more thing about movie trailers.
Twenty minutes of them before the feature.

I'm so old I remember two or three trailers a cartoons (the good stuff) maybe a short film.

Posted by: YIKES! at May 27, 2017 08:32 PM (t6XCL)

161 Some of the movie trailers just don't work and I can't explain why. The Wonder Woman trailer? Did nothing for me. None of them did. The Valerian one looks amazing. I can't explain why.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 08:33 PM (39g3+)

162 One of my all-time favorite movies is Marathon Man with Laurence Olivier. Yes I realize the plot is muddled and there are more than a few scenes that leave the viewer thinking "Huh?" But Olivier creates one of cinema's most chilling and soulless villains and there are well-done scenes of excruciating intensity.
And...the trailer is awful. Tepid, watery, and unfocused, it does a terrible job of conveying what the film is about and an even worse job of convincing the customer to see it.

Posted by: Major1 at May 27, 2017 08:33 PM (UjIiY)

163 I remember being royally pissed that the trailer for John Carter was less compelling than the trailer for Wrath of the Titans. True, John Carter wasn't a great movie, but its trailers were just....so....bland. An amazing marketing fail for Disney...

The trailer for 300 (with the 'Just Like You Imagined' soundtrack) is probably the epitome of the modern action movie trailer. Perfectly encapsulates the movie, and is also entertaining in-and-of-itself!

Posted by: Castle Guy at May 27, 2017 08:34 PM (7aeqx)

164 the next one may be a presequel between "Prometheus" and "Covenant"

Nuke Ridley Scott's studio from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:34 PM (XRIvr)

165 Val was in a movie where the prison guards were fighting the prisoners in gladiator type fights and his cell mate was an innocent man who had to survive in the joint. Val was all fat in this one.

When his cellie arrived, Val asked him, "Do you want to fight or fuck?" and the guy said neither.
Pretty good movie.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2017 08:28 PM (5VlCp)


I was trying to remember the name of that movie. It was pretty good. I knew nothing about it before I saw it and was pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at May 27, 2017 08:34 PM (T71PA)

166 I really want to see Point Blank, but its not streaming

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 08:34 PM (39g3+)

167
Anyone remember the General Cinema previews?

I mean the little tune for the intro. It would show a big film reel and then the music...shh shhht shht shht-tttshhst

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (a6O80)

168 At least in the old days they made a movie and that was it. They generally didn't regurgitate them ad infinitum.

There was no Ben Hur III.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (ARzf8)

169 Some of the Wonder Woman trailers work better for me than others. I blame Gal Gadot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (iHjB5)

170 I really want to see Point Blank, but its not streaming

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 08:34 PM (39g3+)


TMC plays it pretty often.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (zc3Db)

171 ... would have given scott the opportunity to imagine another future earth, either a benevolent society run by a hillary played by helen mirren or judy densch, or a dystopian corporate dictatorship run by a bush, um, a trump.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (WTSFk)

172 OMG, the NIN trailer for "300". I saw that in the theatre and I gripped my then-gf's wrist.

I guess that's an advisory on dating BTH: contents volatile in presence of movies about Ancient Greeks.

Er, that didn't sound right . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:36 PM (XRIvr)

173 At least in the old days they made a movie and that was it. They generally didn't regurgitate them ad infinitum.

There was no Ben Hur III.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (ARzf


There were tons of movie franchises way back when.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 08:37 PM (zc3Db)

174
wow Youtube is amazing!

here's that old General Cinema intro I was talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzCAJt7HsqQ

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 08:37 PM (a6O80)

175
Seven? I thought the latest one was 6? Though I know that there are at least two more planned.


I was throwing in the Alien Vs. Predator movie. I didn't realize there were two of those.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:37 PM (oVJmc)

176 @168 At least in the old days they made a movie and that was it. They generally didn't regurgitate them ad infinitum.

There was no Ben Hur III.
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Remind me again which role the late Roger Moore was best known for?

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:38 PM (deapv)

177 Er, that didn't sound right . . .
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:36 PM (XRIvr)

Do you like movies about gladiators?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:38 PM (iHjB5)

178 i think alien and aliens hold up very well. real champs.

but i expected the next sequel to be about the mayhem when the corporation smuggles an alien onto earth. don't know why they didn't try that, seems like a natural.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May




well, the problem with Aliens, which I really liked, was they would have solved a lot of their problems if they had simply gone outside. they had the detectors that could give you range and direction of aliens. simply going outside would have prevented the aliens from sneaking up on them and would have ensured the aliens could only approach them an the level, not from above or below.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:38 PM (cPsPa)

179 157: junior: um, you're right, they tried. thanks for the explanation.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 08:38 PM (WTSFk)

180 Heh, someone posted (albeit it's shit quality):

https://youtu.be/FAmTho20Wo0

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:39 PM (GsAUU)

181 Only trailer I've seen in a theater recently that made me go see the movie was for "Zootopia". That scene with the sloths at the DMV was so funny.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2017 08:39 PM (w+Jhj)

182 John Carter was kind of dull, it was okay but it just didn't have the right tone of pulp fun. Should have been more Indiana Jones, but it took its self far too seriously.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 08:39 PM (39g3+)

183 Some Upcoming Sequels:

The 11 Commandments

Malcolm XI

1777



Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:39 PM (oVJmc)

184 oh yeah, when you are on an alien planet waiting for you squad of colonial marines to find out what happened to the entire colony, close the doors on your assault craft.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:39 PM (cPsPa)

185 least in the old days they made a movie and that was it. They generally didn't regurgitate them ad infinitum.

There was no Ben Hur III.




someone said caitlin jenner will be in the upcoming been him.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:41 PM (cPsPa)

186 184 oh yeah, when you are on an alien planet waiting for you squad of colonial marines to find out what happened to the entire colony, close the doors on your assault craft.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:39 PM (cPsPa)

Also, stay armed at all times.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:41 PM (iHjB5)

187 If you've seen Planet of the Vampires and IT! The Terror from Beyond Space, you have to have seen the major contributions they made to 'Alien.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:41 PM (oVJmc)

188 "This trailer contained the plot of the entire movie. Didn't need to see the movie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks"

That could be said of many of the trailers I've seen over the years.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2017 08:42 PM (w+Jhj)

189 Also, stay armed at all times.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May




yeah that. sure it is not detroit but it is dangerous

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:42 PM (cPsPa)

190 168 At least in the old days they made a movie and that was it. They generally didn't regurgitate them ad infinitum.

There was no Ben Hur III.
Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (ARzf

--Wasn't last year's the third iteration of Ben Hur?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:42 PM (GsAUU)

191 The trailer for "Alien" in '79 is the best one I can think of ATM. It didn't give too much anyway, no voiceover, no dialogue. Love Alien 1, 2 and 3. After that, it's all downhill. Ridley Scott is making me reassess the worth of Alien 4. I don't hate it as much as I used to. At least it has interesting characters.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 08:42 PM (lmIoG)

192 Never saw Alexander. Was warned off by the reported homoerotisism.

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Shouldn't that word be homo-nausea-ism?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 08:43 PM (Nwg0u)

193 now that we're on aliens...

for me it was beyond stupid that the entire crew would land with the marines, leaving not one person on the orbiting mother ship.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 08:43 PM (WTSFk)

194 @190
--Wasn't last year's the third iteration of Ben Hur?
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There have been five films.

IIRC, the one with Heston was the third one.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:43 PM (deapv)

195
Saw Alien: Covenant.
I thought it was going to be about the origins of the Engineerings from the previous movie Prometheus but nope.

Instead it was about how bad decisions can cause you be to chase by very angry critters with a sneaky robot up to no good.

Posted by: YIKES! at May 27, 2017 08:43 PM (t6XCL)

196 165 Val was in a movie where the prison guards were fighting the prisoners in gladiator type fights and his cell mate was an innocent man who had to survive in the joint. Val was all fat in this one.

When his cellie arrived, Val asked him, "Do you want to fight or fuck?" and the guy said neither.
Pretty good movie.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2017 08:28 PM (5VlCp)


I was trying to remember the name of that movie. It was pretty good. I knew nothing about it before I saw it and was pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at May 27, 2017 08:34 PM (T71PA)

++++

Felon?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1117385/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 08:44 PM (R+30W)

197
178 i think alien and aliens hold up very well. real champs.

but i expected the next sequel to be about the mayhem when the corporation smuggles an alien onto earth. don't know why they didn't try that, seems like a natural.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May




well, the problem with Aliens, which I really liked, was they would have solved a lot of their problems if they had simply gone outside. they had the detectors that could give you range and direction of aliens. simply going outside would have prevented the aliens from sneaking up on them and would have ensured the aliens could only approach them an the level, not from above or below.
Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:38 PM (cPsPa)

Bunker mentality. Recipe for disaster.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2017 08:44 PM (e1mEI)

198 On the theme of movies for this weekend, one war movie that's in the top 5 is "The Great Escape" The fact that it's (mostly) based on real events makes it even better.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2017 08:44 PM (w+Jhj)

199 Red Letter Media on Alien: Covenant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klsy8PiscEw

I just started it so, no clue. My guess is, they shred it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:45 PM (NT3RT)

200 now that we're on aliens...

for me it was beyond stupid that the entire crew would land with the marines, leaving not one person on the orbiting mother ship.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May




well, also, there is a moment in Aliens where the corporate puke admits they suspected there was something amiss on the planet before sending the colonists. why not send some robots down there to check things out before you send down the humans? you know, things that will not serve as alien hosts?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:46 PM (cPsPa)

201 but i expected the next sequel to be about the mayhem when the corporation smuggles an alien onto earth. don't know why they didn't try that, seems like a natural.

I expected that, too. I liked the 3rd one and 4th one as well but they were less exciting than the first two.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 08:46 PM (39g3+)

202 I wear earplugs at movie theaters. The previews and features both are too damn loud. Have to say one of the crappier movies seen on tv lately was the Noah thing with Russell Crowe. If I had seen that in a theater, I would have demanded my money back.What a load of crap, and yet one of my all time favorites was Master And Commander.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2017 08:46 PM (zLDYs)

203 agnew: The weather outside was bad and the terrain was volcanic with lots of jagged rocks .the xenos would have hunted them there too.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:47 PM (LpbSR)

204 John "Frickin'" Wick....

Posted by: KWDreaming at May 27, 2017 08:48 PM (lLOfk)

205 I didn't see the first one, so I might have misunderstood something I read about this somewhere. But wasn't he a decaptitated head at the end of the last movie? I take it Noomi Rapace's character from the previous movie was stupid enough to give the treacherous backstabbing murderous android a new body? Presumably right before he painfully and messily killed her?
Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:18 PM (deapv)
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I rewatched "Prometheus" and Elizabeth Shaw dragged David's body out of the ship along with his head in a bag. She had to take him because he knew how to pilot an alien spacecraft.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:22 PM (NT3RT)



It's handled with five second of dialogue.

Something like "She was the only human who was kind to me. She put me together when I was badly injured."

Along those lines.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 08:48 PM (9q7Dl)

206 i did not finish Noah.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:48 PM (LpbSR)

207 What a load of crap, and yet one of my all time favorites was Master And Commander.
Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2017 08:46 PM (zLDYs)

--Great movie.

The books are highly recommended by Arthur Herman, historian and author of To Rule The Waves, for their accuracy and storylines.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:48 PM (GsAUU)

208 One question on MeTv, How did Lynda Carter get into the Wonder Woman costume?

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:49 PM (Ot7+c)

209 now that we're on aliens...

for me it was beyond stupid that the entire crew would land with the marines, leaving not one person on the orbiting mother ship.


Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 08:43 PM

Yeah, it's the biggest logic problem in Aliens. I guess cameron couldn't work out a way around it and keep the story being told. Still love it though. I forgive that sort of thing in a kickass flick.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 08:49 PM (lmIoG)

210 Is that Noah the one with the rock people?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 08:51 PM (fJ5wU)

211 The weather outside was bad and the terrain was volcanic with lots of jagged rocks .the xenos would have hunted them there too.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May




well then what were they going to grow there? pet rocks? no thermal sights? that is it really cool rifles with some sort of injectable caseless amunition but only iron sights?

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:51 PM (cPsPa)

212 Local Alamo Drafthouse is having a Kubrick festival, with Full Metal Jacket showing next month (too young to watch in the theater), and I'd love to see it, but that Wonder Woman asshattery will have me holding on to my $$$.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:52 PM (GsAUU)

213 When did Andrews AFB get renamed to Joint Base Andrews?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:53 PM (GsAUU)

214 The planet in Aliens was in the process of being terraformed.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:54 PM (iHjB5)

215 210 Is that Noah the one with the rock people?
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 08:51 PM (fJ5wU)

--The Nephilim?

I heard that Noah was about climate change so I lost all interest.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:54 PM (GsAUU)

216 well, the problem with Aliens, which I really liked, was they would have solved a lot of their problems if they had simply gone outside. they had the detectors that could give you range and direction of aliens. simply going outside would have prevented the aliens from sneaking up on them and would have ensured the aliens could only approach them an the level, not from above or below.

I've said that today's modern military wouldn't have a whole lot of trouble with the aliens as depicted. The series always has to limit the capabilities of the humans to make them a viable threat.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:55 PM (oVJmc)

217 One question on MeTv, How did Lynda Carter get into the Wonder Woman costume?

I spent most of my younger years wondering how to get her OUT.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:56 PM (oVJmc)

218
168 At least in the old days they made a movie and that was it. They generally didn't regurgitate them ad infinitum.

There was no Ben Hur III.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 27, 2017 08:35 PM (ARzf







The Thin Man series notwithstanding.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 08:56 PM (quw2O)

219 When did Andrews AFB get renamed to Joint Base Andrews?
Posted by: logprof at May




wasn't it late 2009?



Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:56 PM (cPsPa)

220 Local Alamo Drafthouse is having a Kubrick festival, with Full Metal Jacket showing next month (too young to watch in the theater), and I'd love to see it, but that Wonder Woman asshattery will have me holding on to my $$$.


Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:52 PM

Wonder Woman??? Logprof, if you have a chance to see FMJ on the big screen... take it. It rocks on the big screen.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 08:56 PM (lmIoG)

221 The Master and Commander ship (the British one) is down on the waterfront here. Haven't toured it, even though I did go through the two subs next to it (one a Soviet Golf-class boat in poor shape). For many years one of the custom-built catamarans from Water World was tied up two piers away from my friend's cruising catamaran at the same marina. Never saw it being used.

Trying to think of the last time I was in a movie theater. Hmm, maybe three years ago - the latest Stalingrad movie (Russian production). Not awful, not great. Saw the 1993 German one at the AFI theater in DC - it was good (i.e. grim, tough, overwhelming).

My gawd, before that, we're talking Clint's two WWII movies, Flags, and Letters from Iwo Jima (meh, and sub-meh - but only in terms of the actual stories, and how weak and uninteresting the movies were in comparison).

On a more amusing note, I salute Merovign's sly attempt to turn the pet thread into a gun thread today. Valorous effort in the best tradition of the AOSHQ service.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 08:57 PM (QDnY+)

222 I just finished watching Tomorrowland. A subtle attempt at Leftism indoctrination. Funny that it contained a lot of violence. The part that really got me was the end when they were to recruit the best and brightest and the dreamers of a better future and not a white guy was to be found. Other than the above, not a bad movie.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 08:57 PM (IDPbH)

223 I've said that today's modern military wouldn't have a whole lot of trouble with the aliens as depicted. The series always has to limit the capabilities of the humans to make them a viable threat.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May




yep, you were right.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:58 PM (cPsPa)

224 Logprof,

What do you think of the Nash vs Pit Finals?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 08:58 PM (89T5c)

225 @216 I've said that today's modern military wouldn't have a whole lot of trouble with the aliens as depicted. The series always has to limit the capabilities of the humans to make them a viable threat.
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To add to that, Cameron apparently didn't base the Colonial Marines off of the volunteer US Army, which has been fairly professional since it went all-volunteer. Instead, he based it off of the conscript army that he was familiar with, which apparently had a lot more screw-ups in it.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:58 PM (deapv)

226
for me it was beyond stupid that the entire crew would land with the marines, leaving not one person on the orbiting mother ship.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2017 08:43 PM (WTSFk)

That one bothered me too. Bigger point is wtf did the drop ship crew land on the planet at a remote location. This seems like plot point tactics. Which when you view the many tactical mistakes in that movie shows how badly Cameron wanted his Vietnam parallel by how far he had to go.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 08:58 PM (iHjB5)

227 That one bothered me too. Bigger point is wtf did the drop ship crew land on the planet at a remote location. This seems like plot point tactics. Which when you view the many tactical mistakes in that movie shows how badly Cameron wanted his Vietnam parallel by how far he had to go.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May




interesting

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 08:59 PM (cPsPa)

228 I actually think the first two Alien movies do hold up, except for the wretched special-effects on chestbuster 1. Spaceballs skewered that scene.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 08:13 PM (XRIvr)



You know, the funny thing is that I always considered the practical efx chestburster kinda lame-

until I saw the State of the Art CGI Chestburster Alien in "Alien:Convenant"

honestly it's ridiculous...like....Alien Barbie.

The low tech, hard to define, blood-splattered chestburster is actually the superior and more horrifying effect.

Who knew.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 09:03 PM (9q7Dl)

229 Wonder Woman??? Logprof, if you have a chance to see FMJ on the big screen... take it. It rocks on the big screen.
Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 08:56 PM (lmIoG)

--Yeah, I am torn. It's pricey, because in addition to the admission there's a T-shirt with the "BORN TO KILL" helmet on it (I want to get one in my son's size but not sure at what age), so it's enticing.

The Wonder Woman thing was posted here --only chicks (only bio, or also self-identified? hmmm) were allowed for the first showing.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:04 PM (GsAUU)

230 Tastes obviously vary, but logprof you're only missing half a movie if you skip FMJ. As some others have noted, second part (in Vietnam) is pretty forgettable, or silly, or uninteresting, depending on your personal take. I'm sure some love it, but even as a Kubrick semi-cultist, blah, and meh. First part of course is classic in its own way.

(if, for some reason, someone did sequels to FMJ, would they title them things like "LSWCHP", or "BTHP", I wonder?)

Can't recall if I saw Master and Commander in a theater. It's well executed, in every way. Interesting to hear it's fairly accurate - something I value in historical flicks.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:04 PM (QDnY+)

231

To add to that, Cameron apparently didn't base the Colonial Marines off of the volunteer US Army, which has been fairly professional since it went all-volunteer. Instead, he based it off of the conscript army that he was familiar with, which apparently had a lot more screw-ups in it.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2017 08:58 PM (deapv)






True, he was very clear that the Colonial Marines were based on Vietnam-era conscripts. On the other hand, the modern, professional volunteer military that we know today really didn't take shape until Reagan brought in the budgets necessary to properly train and equip it. In '86 when Aliens was released, that process was still ongoing. So the Vietnam meme really wasn't much of a stretch at the time.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 09:04 PM (quw2O)

232 Why did the drop ship land? Because then the Aliens could ambush and kill them, cutting the marines off from the ship.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:04 PM (iHjB5)

233 Don't complain about Joint Base Andrews, LogProf. I suppose it could have been stuff like Camp Lena Dunham. Or Fortress Liberace.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2017 09:05 PM (zLDYs)

234 naturalfake, dunno if true, but I've read that the chestburster scene was filmed in one take, with some of the cast deliberately not informed as to exactly what was to happen - so as to enhance the surprise/shock effect.

I'm sure the movie nerds in abundance here can confirm/debunk this.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:07 PM (QDnY+)

235 224 Logprof,

What do you think of the Nash vs Pit Finals?
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 08:58 PM (89T5c)

--Mainly that I want Smashville to win.

Seriously, it should be awesome. Mike Fisher is the grizzled vet of the Preds, although Subban is not far behind. The Kings pulled it off as the bottom seed champs just five years ago, so I can dream. I hope Rinne will stay hot and catch that lightning in a bottle like Quick did. . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:07 PM (GsAUU)

236 Worst movie experience.. when mom and I went to see Driving Miss Daisy and two black women behind us mouthing off the first 20 minutes then got up and left because they just couldn't stand the fact that that's the way it was in that time.

Funniest movie experience.. my grown son crying at the end of King Kong.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 09:07 PM (CNHr1)

237 worst movie ever, spaceballs, first movie I ever walked out of.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 09:08 PM (cPsPa)

238 --Yeah, I am torn. It's pricey, because in addition to the admission there's a T-shirt with the "BORN TO KILL" helmet on it (I want to get one in my son's size but not sure at what age), so it's enticing.

The Wonder Woman thing was posted here --only chicks (only bio, or also self-identified? hmmm) were allowed for the first showing.


Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:04 PM


Oh, I see. Well, IMHO, forget that shit just this time, bite the bullet and just go. You don't get many shots at seeing something like FMJ at the movies. If you don't go, you'll regret it later.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:08 PM (lmIoG)

239 Worst movie I ever saw in the theater? Cutthroat Island.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:09 PM (iHjB5)

240 I walked out of a movie once. It must have been really bad because I don't remember the name to safe my life.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 09:10 PM (CNHr1)

241 Worst movie seen in a theater.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:10 PM (IDPbH)

242 Yes, the theater was empty and I must have been one of the five people who saw it nationwide.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:11 PM (iHjB5)

243 Instead of waiting until I finally get a real TV, I should get a copy of Storyville from the local library system to see how that scene came out where I was sitting about 3 feet out of the camera's eye at Cafe du Monde while James Spader kept sneezing (powdered sugar on the beignets) and forcing many takes of a very short scene.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:11 PM (QDnY+)

244 Worst movie seen in a theater. The Blair Witch Project.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 09:11 PM (auHtY)

245 230 Tastes obviously vary, but logprof you're only missing half a movie if you skip FMJ. As some others have noted, second part (in Vietnam) is pretty forgettable, or silly, or uninteresting, depending on your personal take. I'm sure some love it, but even as a Kubrick semi-cultist, blah, and meh. First part of course is classic in its own way.

(if, for some reason, someone did sequels to FMJ, would they title them things like "LSWCHP", or "BTHP", I wonder?)

Can't recall if I saw Master and Commander in a theater. It's well executed, in every way. Interesting to hear it's fairly accurate - something I value in historical flicks.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:04 PM (QDnY+)

--Oh, I stick around for the second half just for Animal Mother.

Also, as I mentioned above, *all* of the Patrick O'Brien books got the thumbs-up from Arthur Herman, most specifically for the accuracy of the details. I hope there are some of them on Audible.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:11 PM (GsAUU)

246 Katie Hopkins on Judge Jeanine's show.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:14 PM (GsAUU)

247 Went to see "Cabin Boy". It was just me and my man, plus two other guys several rows back.

15 minutes past the start time and still no movie. I go and get an usher and he says "Oh wow, we didn't know anybody came to see that thing! There was nobody for the last showing."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 09:14 PM (NT3RT)

248 The original Forest Gump playing on TV right now.

No Time For Sergeants

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:15 PM (IDPbH)

249 naturalfake, dunno if true, but I've read that the chestburster scene was filmed in one take, with some of the cast deliberately not informed as to exactly what was to happen - so as to enhance the surprise/shock effect.

I'm sure the movie nerds in abundance here can confirm/debunk this.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:07 PM


Basically true. None of the cast, except John Hurt, knew what they were filming. I think Ian Holm may have known also. Not sure on that one. The bit where Yaphet Kotto tries to stab the chestbuster with the fork and Holm stops him, may have been added afterwards. But essentially it was done in two sections... First the breakfast scene, Hurt convulses and ends up on the table. Then they were all ushered away while they prepped Hurt for the big sequence setup on the table. The rest of the cast were brought back in to do the burst. They knew something really bad was on the cards (plastic sheeting etc covering some of the set) but, they didn't know WHAT exactly.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:16 PM (lmIoG)

250 I once heard Master and Commander described as the perfect movie for middle aged white guys. As one of those (OK, I was middle aged when the remark was made), I have to agree. I really enjoy that movie. I watch it at least once a year. Wish there had been more of the franchise.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 09:17 PM (V+03K)

251 Moby Dick? HATED IT!

Posted by: Men on Film at May 27, 2017 09:17 PM (wRCZ1)

252 Cabin Boy. Now there was a stinker.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:18 PM (iHjB5)

253 I really enjoy that movie. I watch it at least once a year. Wish there had been more of the franchise.
Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 09:17 PM (V+03K)

--Don't give up just yet. According to Wiki, the novels were huge best-sellers, and Dog knows that as much as Hollywood loves to go to the well for comic books, someone will resurrect those books on screen.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:19 PM (GsAUU)

254 I love it when there are 20 minutes of trailers before a movie. I don't watch tv anymore and don't always know what's coming out. Plus trailers are usually pretty exciting, they are trying to sell you something, after all.

I hate it when the trailer has scenes that aren't in the movie, or worse, when they put the funniest scene in the trailer. Christmas Office Party is a perfect example.

I also hate it when the movie score doesn't match the timeframe of the movie. The trailer for the new King Arthur movie does this. Totally threw water on any desire for me to watch. Meh.

Posted by: squeakywheel at May 27, 2017 09:19 PM (ntmD3)

255 Thanks, otho. Thus endeth my contribution to any movie trivia discussions (though there is that thing about Kubrick circulating the script of Strangelove to people in the biz, such as the RAND folks, to check the accuracy - if that's the word - of his caricatures of people/ideas in the nukyler strategery field).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:20 PM (QDnY+)

256 So overstock.com still makes ads, but alas, the MILFy spokesbabe is not on them anymore.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:20 PM (GsAUU)

257 I mentioned in an early thread that I watched Steel Helmet earlier . A Korean War movie made in only 10 days. I would say it would have to be one of the best 10 day movies ever made.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:20 PM (IDPbH)

258 The Alamo dh shows we we are losing to our he hypocritical lef. Instead of suing into oblivion , a few suggest simply claiming t identify as female as a response. No, it ain't gonna cut it. Until the left is confronted, they will keep winning the all important culture war. They ignore at will, and boast about public accommodation laws they themselves cite over cake bakers and hmos seeking wedding cakes, and say they will expand the policy and our side of idiots responds by saying a business can do as it wants, which misses the point.

I agree too, but this cannot stand. They must live and die by sword or we can just give into them right fucking now.

We keep playing nice and by the rules, and our own positions and values are used full force against us. The left knows we agree that p.a. Laws are dumb, so they know we will defend them claiming a biz right to exclude, while only applying laws they like against the other tribes they detest selectively.

That cannot be allowed.

U must, as a man go to those screenings and threat to sue and act upon it. They have to get punched hard in the face on this at all costs, it's a hill to die on and it's getting only minor angry they are hypocrites but oh well type of coverage today.

Gawd, no wonder we are losing.

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 09:20 PM (idhyN)

259 >>I once heard Master and Commander described as the perfect movie for middle aged white guys. As one of those (OK, I was middle aged when the remark was made), I have to agree. I really enjoy that movie. I watch it at least once a year. Wish there had been more of the franchise.

If you liked the movie, read the books. That should entertain you for the next couple years.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:21 PM (/tuJf)

260 I saw the trailer for Hot Fuzz in the theater. I about pissed myself watching the scene where Nick Frost had that goofy look on his face and ran through the fence.

Hot Fuzz is thusly on a 3-month rotation.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 27, 2017 09:21 PM (wRCZ1)

261 In 2004 I overheard a conversation. Older man: "What should we see?" Young man: "Team America?" Older man "I am NOT spending money to watch a goddam puppet show!"

This is how I feel about Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, and any similar movie. I had a hi-8 camera when I was a teen, and I will damn sure not watch anything with a worse picture than that.

The old guy didn't know the meta-joke, that Team America was Thunderbirds on a Michael Bay scale. The photography is beautiful and Bill Pope is a famous DP. It should be. If it isn't gorgeous, then people should stay home.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 09:24 PM (VdICR)

262
I saw the trailer for Hot Fuzz in the theater. I about pissed myself watching the scene where Nick Frost had that goofy look on his face and ran through the fence.

Hot Fuzz is thusly on a 3-month rotation.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 27, 2017 09:21 PM (wRCZ1)







Cool thing with that scene is that it's a deliberate callback to one of the funnier gags in Shaun of the Dead.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 09:24 PM (quw2O)

263 260 I saw the trailer for Hot Fuzz in the theater. I about pissed myself watching the scene where Nick Frost had that goofy look on his face and ran through the fence.

Hot Fuzz is thusly on a 3-month rotation.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 27, 2017 09:21 PM (wRCZ1)

--I have all 3 of the Cornetti movies. I love in The World's End when The Network just gives up and says "Fuck you!" A great coda to the trilogy.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:24 PM (GsAUU)

264 Walker was the original John Wick.

Posted by: goon at May 27, 2017 09:24 PM (EaQ6/)

265 We had to leave before the end of King Kong because my daughter couldn't bear to watch the ape die.

Posted by: I had a name, but I forgot at May 27, 2017 09:25 PM (2WFxS)

266 This libtard on Judge Piro's show is a blowhard dipshit.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:25 PM (GsAUU)

267 Just watched the Frenxh Beauty and the Beast (2014) on Netflix. I liked it. It reminds me of a Patricia Mckillip book - very fairy tale in the original eerie sense.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at May 27, 2017 09:26 PM (hMwEB)

268 Speaking of dresses, that black number Melania wore today was aces.
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I don't know. I think ace is more of a Fall.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 09:27 PM (nlbfN)

269 Lately my only movie-watching has been on yutube, Russian WWII-related movies. Interest in the topic, and language practice. One nice "small" movie (simple, small scope and story) I found was "Road to Berlin" (a ridiculous title, as it has nothing to do with the movie except in the most general sense).

The "Sftrafbat" (penal battalion) TV series, 11 parts, was actually quite good, and interesting for the unromantic view of Soviet realities. Production values nothing like Band of Brothers, but sort of the same vibe and idea.

Got half-way through a fairly recent movie about "Lady Death" (Pavlichenko, top Soviet female sniper) before some computer glitch, will find that again (actress playing Pavlichenko is decidely easy on the eyes and the PU scope).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:28 PM (QDnY+)

270 252 Cabin Boy. Now there was a stinker.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:18 PM (iHjB5)

++++

It made me laugh. But, I didn't go pay to see it in a theater, just watched on cable. But, that was what, 20 years ago. I was more easily amused in my youth.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 09:28 PM (R+30W)

271 I find deeper meaning in The World's End in every viewing. My latest theory is that Gary King actually died in his suicide attempt (spoiler) and is given a last opportunity to be the hero to his friends.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 27, 2017 09:29 PM (wRCZ1)

272 My mother tells me that I hid under the seats for the last few minutes of Creature From the Black Lagoon. She never got tired of reminding me of that. Even after I grew to be 2 feet taller than her. I would do bad things to hear her taunt me again.

Posted by: goon at May 27, 2017 09:29 PM (EaQ6/)

273 And if they're out of 80s movies to remake, they can start on early 90s films...I'm thinking Jerky Boys.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 27, 2017 09:30 PM (wRCZ1)

274 John Wick

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 27, 2017 09:31 PM (Uxokn)

275 1
Every time I go to the movies, which isn't often, there's 10-15 minutes of trailers. It's really annoying.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 07:22 PM (0mRoj)

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"Previews" were always my favorite part of the experience. That was before they tended to blow my eardrums out. Plus they tended to be better than the movie itself.

Posted by: Javems at May 27, 2017 09:32 PM (yOqwj)

276 Andrews AFB is in Colorado???

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 09:32 PM (nlbfN)

277 I drank a whole bottle of wine. Now I feel fat.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 09:33 PM (CNHr1)

278 I am not interested in seeing Richard Melville Hall's penis, not even on a wheeled hauling apparatus.

Posted by: A Big White Whale What Speaks English And All at May 27, 2017 09:33 PM (SVttD)

279
Not too shabby a remake for the Moby Dick trailer, TJM.

Hardware Wars (197 -- You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll kiss six bucks goodbye!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2017 09:33 PM (+8Yuj)

280 Heh, Judge Piro talking FLOTUS fashion.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:33 PM (GsAUU)

281 Andrews AFB is in Colorado???
Posted by: andycanuck at May




that took too much work to enjoy.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 09:34 PM (cPsPa)

282 Hey everybody. Oh boy, another movie thread!

Been wanting to tell people about this upcoming documentary that played at Cannes. It's a bio of a living person, Leon Vitale, who was Stanley Kubrick's personal assistant from 1980 (when he was shooting The Shining) to his death in 1999.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6851066/

Turns out, Stanley was *not* an easy man to work for, though he could be a kind man at times. Extremely demanding, and he wanted/needed Vitale there 24/7/365.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2017 09:34 PM (eMKNe)

283 Well, it is kinda sad when King Kong gets rabies at the end and threatens the family.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 09:34 PM (nlbfN)

284 Worst movie I ever saw in the theater? Cutthroat Island.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:09 PM


Me too. We're in the "I actually bought a ticket to CI" club, the few, the regretful. It was lame. However, I don't mind it much now. It has a cheesy bad movie charm that holds up pretty well today, despite it's lameness. It says more about today's movie fare than it does about CI, though.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:34 PM (lmIoG)

285 "but I don't wanna' be president"

Cannery Row.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 09:35 PM (6qmBU)

286 The old guy didn't know the meta-joke, that Team America was Thunderbirds on a Michael Bay scale. The photography is beautiful and Bill Pope is a famous DP. It should be. If it isn't gorgeous, then people should stay home.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 09:24 PM (VdICR)
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I loved it when Parker and Stone said "We didn't do a comedy, we did a Michael Bay movie with puppets!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 09:37 PM (NT3RT)

287 The verdict of the fashion dude on Judge Jeanine is that Melania can pull off the boob belt look.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:37 PM (GsAUU)

288
Well, it is kinda sad when King Kong gets rabies at the end and threatens the family.
Posted by: andycanuck


Old King Yeller

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2017 09:38 PM (IqV8l)

289 259 ... I have most of the Aubrey/Maturin series but have only read the first one (and loved it). I would be further along if I didn't keep getting side tracked with CS Lewis, Tolkien, Canterbury Tales and similar low trash. :-)

A side benefit has been discovering books of seafaring terms that are a delight on their own. "A Sea of Words" and "The Sailor's Word-Book" by Admiral Smyth published in 1867 are gems, especially the latter.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 09:38 PM (V+03K)

290 Well, it is kinda sad when King Kong Keith Olbermann gets rabies at the end and threatens the family.
Posted by: andycanuck


FIFY.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2017 09:38 PM (eMKNe)

291 Well, it is kinda sad when King Kong gets rabies at the end and threatens the family.
Posted by: andycanuck



you left out the part about how he owes the russian mob money and he is trying to start a rap career while his billionaire father is running for governor.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 09:39 PM (cPsPa)

292 Steve McQueen is still the epitome of Cool.

Talked my traditional mom to seeing The Sand Pebbles when we were young. She dragged us out right after the coolie in the gears scene. I was crushed.

Somehow word got around us grammar school boys that The Great Escape would be on regular TV in two parts, on two nights. It was epic!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2017 09:39 PM (pV/54)

293 Yeah, the final scene when King Kong jumps into the volcano is a tear-jerker.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:39 PM (GsAUU)

294 Well, it is kinda sad when King Kong Keith Olbermann gets rabies at the end and threatens the family.
Posted by: andycanuck



that was not a movie it was a documentary.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 09:40 PM (cPsPa)

295 I must be an odd one. I prefer the Horatio Hornblower movies over the Master and Commander movie. (Well, at least the 3 best Hornblower movies.) M&H just never grabbed me like the tv movies did...

Posted by: Castle Guy at May 27, 2017 09:40 PM (7aeqx)

296 No one would cry over Keith, and viewers would have wanted it in the film's first five minutes and not the last!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 09:41 PM (nlbfN)

297 The verdict of the fashion dude on Judge Jeanine is that Melania can pull off the boob belt look.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:37 PM (GsAUU)



The Trumps toured the Middle East and Europe showing the world how America does it best.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 09:41 PM (6qmBU)

298 A russell Crowe movie that was surprisingly good, was "The Nice Guys". Bonus for having Keith Fucking David in it.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:42 PM (lmIoG)

299 I think someone told Frank Langella in Cutthroat Island: "Frank, are you gonna let Gary Oldman have all the fun? Chew that scenery as if your life depended on it!"

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:42 PM (iHjB5)

300 I was crushed.
------
So was the first engineering coolie!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 09:43 PM (nlbfN)

301 Sand Pebbles was great. As was, of course, The Great Escape.

Famous Hollywood figures who in real life were not far from the Malmedy massacre depicted in the movie? Mel Brooks, and ...... forget the other one. Both caught up in the Bulge.

And it really was closer to another village, not the town of Malmedy, but thus it was first termed and thus shall always be known (well, to the extent that any of our now routinely ignored or scrubbed history is "known" any longer ....).


Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:43 PM (QDnY+)

302 Not to be forgetting "The Getaway".

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 09:43 PM (6qmBU)

303 Another vote for Horatio Hornblower. The first two series are excellent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:44 PM (iHjB5)

304 Master & Commander is a mash-up of two of something like seventeen 350 page novels. By necessity a lot gets left out.

There's a lot about the doctor character that's left out that I won't reveal.

Read the books!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2017 09:44 PM (pV/54)

305 Nice touch, if true (meaning if it means what it sounds like, and was unusual by recent practice): Trump speaks to US troops instead of doing a post-summit press conference.

I believe "heh" is the appropriate internet term here.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:45 PM (QDnY+)

306 I think someone told Frank Langella in Cutthroat Island: "Frank, are you gonna let Gary Oldman have all the fun? Chew that scenery as if your life depended on it!"


Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:42 PM


LOL. Try watching it again and just embrace the suck. It's a lot of fun!

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:45 PM (lmIoG)

307 "Somehow word got around us grammar school boys that
The Great Escape would be on regular TV in two parts, on two nights. It
was epic!

Posted by: Ignoramus "

They just located one of the tunnels with underground radar / sonar a year or so ago.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2017 09:45 PM (w+Jhj)

308
301 Sand Pebbles was great. As was, of course, The Great Escape.

Famous Hollywood figures who in real life were not far from the Malmedy massacre depicted in the movie? Mel Brooks, and ...... forget the other one. Both caught up in the Bulge.

And it really was closer to another village, not the town of Malmedy, but thus it was first termed and thus shall always be known (well, to the extent that any of our now routinely ignored or scrubbed history is "known" any longer ....).


Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:43 PM (QDnY+)






Charles Durning.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 09:46 PM (quw2O)

309
Trailers these days are more an annoyance than anything because (1) way, way too fooking loud in the theatres and (2) there are some marketing dicks who make them unskippable on the DVD or Blu-Ray releases.

That said, another perfect trailer -- https://youtu.be/mkxQ6HYDwIA

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2017 09:47 PM (+8Yuj)

310 298 A russell Crowe movie that was surprisingly good, was "The Nice Guys". Bonus for having Keith Fucking David in it.
Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:42 PM (lmIoG)

--Speaking of The Thing . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:47 PM (GsAUU)

311 They just located one of the tunnels with underground radar / sonar a year or so ago.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May




would be really cool if they found those stalag 13 tunnel complexes.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 09:48 PM (cPsPa)

312 259
>>I once heard Master and Commander described as the perfect movie
for middle aged white guys. As one of those (OK, I was middle aged when
the remark was made), I have to agree. I really enjoy that movie. I
watch it at least once a year. Wish there had been more of the
franchise.



If you liked the movie, read the books. That should entertain you for the next couple years.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:21 PM (/tuJf)
------------------------------
My Dad was a big fan of the "Admiral Hornblower" books. Gregory Peck played the Admiral in a movie or two coincidentally.

Posted by: Javems at May 27, 2017 09:48 PM (yOqwj)

313 I always figured the Colonial Marines weren't exactly the top of the totem pole in the miltiary, that they were given substandard gear and not the best and brightest recruits

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 09:48 PM (39g3+)

314 There's a show on Axis TV called Nothing But Trailers.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:49 PM (IDPbH)

315 I always figured the Colonial Marines weren't exactly the top of the totem pole in the miltiary, that they were given substandard gear and not the best and brightest recruits
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May




yeah but seems really inefficient to send a really expensive ship on a really long trip with a bunch of submorons. you would think the corporation would want some ex sof quality private contractors to handle those situations. or at least morons.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 09:50 PM (cPsPa)

316 --Speaking of The Thing . . .


Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:47 PM


Always up for a "Thing" convo! Though I fear we're gonna get stomped. I rate The Thing on par with Alien. It's better in some aspects.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:51 PM (lmIoG)

317 AshevilleRob - Tom, Dick, or Harry?

A few years ago an old guy of the appropriate vintage came into the museum wearing a P-47 hat. I laughingly said "hope you weren't shot down" (P-47's legendary toughness/capacity for sustaining battle damage and still flying) - he laughed and said he *had* been shot down. March (?) 1945, just in time for an "easy" two months at one of the camps near the one depicted in Great Escape.

He said the long-term POWs gave him quite a bit of s**t - by the time he got there, Fritz was everyone's friend, Red Cross rations were all coming out of storage, because the Allies were within a hundred miles, and the krauts all knew how the game was going to turn out.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:51 PM (QDnY+)

318 Mister Roberts on TMC at 9:30pm.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:52 PM (IDPbH)

319 I always figured the Colonial Marines weren't exactly the top of the totem pole in the miltiary, that they were given substandard gear and not the best and brightest recruits


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 09:48 PM

Yep, It got from the story that they were not used to a challenge. "It's a bug hunt".

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:53 PM (lmIoG)

320 Always up for a "Thing" convo! Though I fear we're gonna get stomped. I rate The Thing on par with Alien. It's better in some aspects.
Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:51 PM (lmIoG)

--IMHO it's better, period. Maybe not in SFX, but in suspense no question.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:53 PM (GsAUU)

321 Thanks ITC! The info was in "Snow and Steel", a history of the Bulge I recommend.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 09:54 PM (QDnY+)

322
303 Another vote for Horatio Hornblower. The first two series are excellent.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:44 PM (iHjB5)


Agreed.

The Sand Pebbles was where I recall first hearing the phrase "It's his rice bowl" to refer to someone's not altogether necessary "job".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2017 09:54 PM (+8Yuj)

323 "AshevilleRob - Tom, Dick, or Harry?"

I'd have to find the article again. The Germans found Tom, and they stopped working on one (and salvaged shoring timbers, etc.) to put all of their effort into finishing the other remaining one but I can't remember which.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2017 09:56 PM (w+Jhj)

324 Dang, Kat Timpf has bony arms.

She needs to get knocked up.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:57 PM (GsAUU)

325 >>Master & Commander is a mash-up of two of something like seventeen 350 page novels. By necessity a lot gets left out.


Just 2 of the 20 really. The whole series has much more. Much.

This is what pisses me off about Hollywood. This is a ready made series, a great one with interesting characters and a rich story, and instead they remake Ghostbusters with girlzzz.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:57 PM (/tuJf)

326
315 I always figured the Colonial Marines weren't exactly the top of the totem pole in the miltiary, that they were given substandard gear and not the best and brightest recruits
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May




yeah but seems really inefficient to send a really expensive ship on a really long trip with a bunch of submorons. you would think the corporation would want some ex sof quality private contractors to handle those situations. or at least morons.

Posted by: YankeeFifth at May 27, 2017 09:50 PM (cPsPa)







I always got the impression that the whole rescue/recon was a semi-rogue operation, dreamed up by Burke using whatever assets he could scrape together from the company and the Colonial Administration without attracting too much attention.

In fact, the company as a whole is pretty much unaware of what's going on. He admits as much later in the film, when he talks about how if he made it a major security situation, then EVERYONE would get involved, and there'd be no exclusive rights for anyone. He was planning on doing the whole operation on the sly, and then presenting the alien to the company and getting a fat bonus.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 09:58 PM (quw2O)

327 --IMHO it's better, period. Maybe not in SFX, but in suspense no question.


Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:53 PM


I'm inclined to agree. I saw Alien on the big screen on it's first run and was convinced it could never be topped. Over the years, with repeated viewings, The Thing just keeps climbing higher. I skipped it at the movies at the time, but caught it at a one off screening at the cinema a few years ago. Holy shit! I wish I wasn't so cynical about remaking Hawks' flich at the time. What a masterpiece.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:59 PM (lmIoG)

328 The Thing. Best suspense movie ever. Period.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 10:01 PM (CNHr1)

329 I didn't see The Thing for the first time just a few years ago. I caught it on VHS back in the 80's.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 10:01 PM (lmIoG)

330 I'm inclined to agree. I saw Alien on the big screen on it's first run and was convinced it could never be topped. Over the years, with repeated viewings, The Thing just keeps climbing higher. I skipped it at the movies at the time, but caught it at a one off screening at the cinema a few years ago. Holy shit! I wish I wasn't so cynical about remaking Hawks' flich at the time. What a masterpiece.
Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:59 PM (lmIoG)

--Not sure if you've seen Stranger Things (and given the libtardism of the cast/crew, I would understand if you never did), but a lot of it is a big homage to the 1981 The Thing.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:02 PM (GsAUU)

331 Nigel Farage coming up on Gutfeld.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:03 PM (GsAUU)

332 The Thing. Best suspense movie ever. Period.


Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 10:01 PM


And just as good as Alien at doing characterization, but with 12 instead of just 7. It gets massive bonus points for that.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 10:05 PM (lmIoG)

333
327 --IMHO it's better, period. Maybe not in SFX, but in suspense no question.


Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 09:53 PM


I'm inclined to agree. I saw Alien on the big screen on it's first run and was convinced it could never be topped. Over the years, with repeated viewings, The Thing just keeps climbing higher. I skipped it at the movies at the time, but caught it at a one off screening at the cinema a few years ago. Holy shit! I wish I wasn't so cynical about remaking Hawks' flich at the time. What a masterpiece.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:59 PM (lmIoG)








Funny thing, it's pretty much the only Carpenter film that really stands the test of time. MAYBE Big Trouble in Little China, but as much as I love BTiLC, it's a little dated. It's Carpenter's music score that drags it down.

On the other hand, Morricone's score for The Thing is masterful.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 10:06 PM (quw2O)

334 258
U must, as a man go to those screenings and threat to sue and act upon it.
Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 09:20 PM (idhyN)


What if I don't want to see Wonder Woman?

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 10:06 PM (sdi6R)

335 Worst movie I ever saw in the theater? Cutthroat Island.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 09:09 PM

Me too. We're in the "I actually bought a ticket to CI" club, the few, the regretful. It was lame. However, I don't mind it much now...
Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 09:34

Worst movie I ever saw in the theater? It was some POS Uwe Boll did w/ Meat Loaf, Micheal Masen and Sir Ben Kingsley. Don't recall the
name and it was so shitty I won't be bothered to look up the name.

OK, I gave in cause I wanted to know if anyone else saw this...it was BloodRayne. Wife was a big Meat Loaf fan so we saw it in limited release.

Yeah, it was limited for a reason. I understand Uwe Boll is usually crappy, only movie of his I've seen, but I'll buy that.

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2017 10:06 PM (o/90i)

336
Worst movie I ever saw in the theater? Anchorman 2

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2017 10:07 PM (+8Yuj)

337 In fact, the company as a whole is pretty much unaware of what's going on. He admits as much later in the film, when he talks about how if he made it a major security situation, then EVERYONE would get involved, and there'd be no exclusive rights for anyone. He was planning on doing the whole operation on the sly, and then presenting the alien to the company and getting a fat bonus.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 09:58 PM (quw2O)
---
Hmmm...very astute.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 10:07 PM (NT3RT)

338 --Not sure if you've seen Stranger Things (and given the libtardism of the cast/crew, I would understand if you never did), but a lot of it is a big homage to the 1981 The Thing.


Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:02 PM


Really? I'll keep on eye open for it.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 10:07 PM (lmIoG)

339 OK, I gave in cause I wanted to know if anyone else saw this...it was BloodRayne. Wife was a big Meat Loaf fan so we saw it in limited release.

Yeah, it was limited for a reason. I understand Uwe Boll is usually crappy, only movie of his I've seen, but I'll buy that.


Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2017 10:06 PM


Bloodrayne?? I LOVE Bloodrayne. That is Uwe Boll's bad movie Citizen Kane. It's sucktastic!

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 10:09 PM (lmIoG)

340 The ending of The Thing also leaves you in suspense, but not in a gulling way.

It's great storytelling.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:09 PM (GsAUU)

341
ONT is NOOD

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 10:10 PM (quw2O)

342 Nigel Farage has such a fucking cool accent.

He should do a cameo as a villain (ideally in a Bind flick), just to piss libtards off royally.

--and as Greg just said, he's apparently a FNC contributor now, so I look forward to more of him on screen.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:12 PM (GsAUU)

343
41 That mummy's girlfriend is hawt.
Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2017 07:41 PM (zLDYs)


And a former professional figure skater with substance abuse issues: Oksana Baiul.

Finally!

* crosses that off list of bad puns he'd been waiting to use for years *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2017 10:13 PM (+8Yuj)

344 On the other hand, Morricone's score for The Thing is masterful.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2017 10:06 PM


Arguably the most effective score in a movie, ever.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 10:15 PM (lmIoG)

345 The ending of The Thing also leaves you in suspense, but not in a gulling way.

It's great storytelling.


Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 10:09 PM


Absolutely. Love the grim finale. "None of us is getting out of here alive. But... neither is that thing."

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 10:17 PM (lmIoG)

346 I couldn't find the exact trailer for "Paprika" that I first saw on the internet.

But, it was awesome. Almost an emotionally moving experience by itself.

Here's something that's close:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anu2IrsUlVs


but the trailer I saw used this song- "The Girl in the Byakkoya" throughout-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMc2EW6Pmkk


Too bad the movie couldn't live up the the trailer.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 10:22 PM (9q7Dl)

347 I always figured the Colonial Marines weren't
exactly the top of the totem pole in the miltiary, that they were given
substandard gear and not the best and brightest recruits
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2017 09:48 PM (39g3+)


In a way they are the ones that get shipped out, live in horrible conditions and get to come home to meet their brothers' grand-children.

The British colonial forces and the East Indian Company troops had similar issues: any promotion meant little in the regular service and in society in general, and even if the pay was better, you still ran the risk of dying of disease and prickly heat and poisonous snakes while you got to put down native riots that affected tea shipments, or some such.
So they got the men who were issues, and officers that tended to be no-hopers or were insanely ambitious.

My take on the Colonial Marines was that by this time they really didn't care who they shot, they just wanted to go home.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 10:24 PM (mkDpn)

348 Most famous recent movie that had a shitty, shitty trailer and yet was a damn good film... Guardians of the Galaxy 1.

The trailer made me actually not want to see the movie, which I now regret missing in the theater.

Go to the YouTube page and you will see lots of comments about this - especially with the early comments about how much it's going to suck. It's an object lesson in missing the freakin' mark. They made it look goofy and unserious, which unfortunately only tells half the story.

Posted by: Mega at May 27, 2017 10:25 PM (rv0Fo)

349 In a way they are the ones that get shipped out, live in horrible conditions and get to come home to meet their brothers' grand-children.

The British colonial forces and the East Indian Company troops had similar issues: any promotion meant little in the regular service and in society in general, and even if the pay was better, you still ran the risk of dying of disease and prickly heat and poisonous snakes while you got to put down native riots that affected tea shipments, or some such.
So they got the men who were issues, and officers that tended to be no-hopers or were insanely ambitious.

My take on the Colonial Marines was that by this time they really didn't care who they shot, they just wanted to go home.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 10:24 PM


Yeah. My take on the colonial marines (Foster's book might have elaborated on this, I can't quite remember) is that they weren't exactly crack troops and were used to only minor inconveniences, generally... despite loading up for serious encounters.

Posted by: otho at May 27, 2017 10:32 PM (lmIoG)

350 TJM... nice job on Moby trailer. It was very well done. Love these threads, especially that they happen Saturday night so I can hit the comments on them on Sunday morning instead of reading politics... I would seriously miss them if they stopped.

I really like your analysis posts, like the one from the first couple weeks where you discussed theme, plot, character, etc. Oddly enough I could not have disagreed with your order more (I demand characters and plot), but found the post fascinating nonetheless. You and I also have very divergent tastes in movies, which would actually follow from that. Future post ideas - I would love to see more analysis. For example:

- why certain famous scenes work so well
- how stories are told strictly through visual means - blocking, lighting, tight vs wide scope, etc
- the perils and importance of exposition, and how good movies navigate around them, and bad movies don't
- timeshifting - why/how/when viewers need to see certain things happening and can skip others (for example showing a character driving to a location vs just appearing there in the next scene)

Hopefully some food for thought for future threads!!!!

Posted by: Mega at May 27, 2017 10:35 PM (rv0Fo)

351 "What if I dont wanna see Wonder Woman?"

Irrelevant, this is taking it for the team. The left works as one, that's why they win. We need to take a cue. They cannot be allowed to do this, period.

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 10:54 PM (idhyN)

352 Nice thread, TheJames. I appreciate your work on these.

I recall at least one trailer that put me off the movie. I took my son to see some movie, and a trailer before it was for Polar Express, a Christmas movie. It was 98 degrees outside and I don't much care for Christmas stories anyway except for the classics. Especially in July.

The trailer was so bombastic and overwrought it almost made me mad. In the short gap of silence between that trailer and the next I said to my kid "I hate Christmas". People around us started cracking up.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 11:15 PM (Uysai)

353 Video games have trailers now too.

Starcraft 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVtXac6if14

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 27, 2017 11:24 PM (V8zw+)

354 My dad went to see Jackass: The Movie solely based on a commercial where a midget kicked himself in the face. He didn't ask me about it. About 15 mins. into the movie he walked out.

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 27, 2017 11:35 PM (V8zw+)

355 logprof, there are two versions of most of the Aubrey / Maturin series on Audible. I went with the Stephen Vance version, but the other one seems well rated, if slower paced.

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 27, 2017 11:52 PM (V8zw+)

356 355 logprof, there are two versions of most of the Aubrey / Maturin series on Audible. I went with the Stephen Vance version, but the other one seems well rated, if slower paced.
Posted by: goodluckduck at May 27, 2017 11:52 PM (V8zw+)

--Thanks! I'll have to check them out. . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 12:11 AM (GsAUU)

357 What's the difference between a preview and a trailer? Or is there a difference?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 28, 2017 12:14 AM (LeUrG)

358 Trailer for The Godfather is the strangest I've ever seen. No dialogue, lots of music, and lots of spolers.

Posted by: MikeN at May 28, 2017 12:28 AM (o/eHL)

359 Funny . . . the reason I wasn't around to participate in this thread this evening: I was watching Carpenter's The Thing. It really holds up. Great cast; the amount of character they manage to squeeze into so little dialogue and still keep the movie moving at a fast pace . . . hard to top.

Someone mentioned that Carpenter's other films don't hold up so well. Generally true. But I still enjoy They Live quite a bit.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at May 28, 2017 01:29 AM (H5knJ)

360 What's the difference between a preview and a trailer? Or is there a difference?
------------

They're the same. Previews used to be shown after the main attraction. Hence "trailers".

Posted by: Mega at May 28, 2017 03:12 AM (rv0Fo)

361 Loved the trailer, the movie not so much:

Prometheus
Suicide Squad

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 28, 2017 04:04 AM (v3DL/)

Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread 05-27-2017


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Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry playing chess in Fry's rooms at Cambridge, 1980


Good afternoon morons and moronettes, and welcome to the Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread, the only AoSHQ thread with content specifically for all of us chess nerds who pay homage in the temple of Caïssa, goddess of the chessboard. Also, dress pr0n. Each week, for the 'ettes, I try to pick out a few lovely, conservative dresses to ooh and ooh over. And, for those of you who aren't nerdly enough for chess, you can use this thread to talk about checkers, or other games, or politics, or whatever you wish, only please try to keep it civil. Nobody wants to get in the middle of a pie fight on a Saturday afternoon.


Problem 1 - White To Play (209)

Hint: White mates in 3


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Problem 2 - Black To Play (191)

There are two paths to victory here. Find both.

Hint: Black mates in 2


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Problem 3 - White To Play (485)

6...Bg4? was a crappy move for Black. White has just responded 7.Nxe5. Black's choices seem to be either 7...Bxd1 or 7...dxe5. How will White proceed in each case?

Hint: Eat queen, lose game; eat knight, lose queen


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After 7.Nxe5


Problem 4 - White To Play (BWTC 145)

Hint: White mates in 4


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Endgame of the Week (Endgame 50823)

This is kind of a toughie, so the hint is fairly extensive. It's White to play.

Hint: If it were Black's move, he would move Rc4 and then pick off the pawn next move to secure the draw. White has two choices to prevent this, but only one is correct. Once the correct choice is made, White must proceed carefully, with the knowledge that there are some stalemate opportunities that Black can use to attempt to force the draw.


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Saturday Dress Pr0n

Here is a screen-shot I grabbed of actress Yvonne Strahovski as "Serena Joy" in the Hulu TV series The Handmaid's Tale. Mrs. Muse helped me add the right amount of light and color to the original picture so the dress can be seen better. In my opinion, it's a bit severe for a formal evening dress, but it is well in keeping with the tenor of the series. Perhaps a string of pearls around her neck would be a nice touch.

Also, Ms. Strahovski actually has a delightful smile, but in this role, she doesn't get many opportunities to show it.


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Now here's some old-school beauty:


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Don't know where the first one is from, the the second is a publicity still from the movie Roman Holiday (1953).

I could probably fill up the dress pr0n section every week with shots of Audrey Hepburn. She is truly a classic beauty.


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Solutions Update

Problem 1 - White To Play


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r3k3/4bR2/pp2P1p1/2pp2qp/3Pp3/4P1P1/PP1B3P/5QK1 w q - 0 1

1.Rf8+ Bxf8
2.Qf7+ Kd8
3.Qd7#

From Damiano vs. SHC (some hapless cretin), 1512. It probably wasn't from an actual game. More likely, it was a study or a theoretical position he discovered.


Problem 2 - Black To Play


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4k3/5p2/p3p1p1/1p2P2r/5P2/P1N5/1Pr2qQP/4R1RK b - - 0 1

1...Rxh2+
2.Qxh2 Qxh2#

That's the first path. Or, White could make the initial capture with his king.

2.Kxh2 Qh4#

And that's the second.


Problem 3 - White To Play


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rn1qkb1r/ppp2ppp/3p4/4N3/2B3b1/2P5/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 b kq - 0 7
After 7.Nxe5

7.Nxe5 Bxd1
8.Bxf7+ Ke7
9.Bg5#

Which is a little reminiscent of Légal's mate

But taking the queen isn't forced. Black could always try to take the knight.

7...dxe5
8.Bxf7+ Ke7

Or if 8...Kxf7, then 9.Qxd8

9.Bg5+ Kxf7
10.Qxd8

And White has won the queen.


Problem 4 - White To Play


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rnb3kr/ppp2ppp/1b6/3q4/3pN3/Q4N2/PPP2KPP/R1B1R3 w - - 0 1

1.Nf6+ gxf6
2.Qf8+ Kxf8
3.Bh6+ Kg8
4.Re8#


Endgame of the Week


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2B5/2P5/8/8/1r6/8/8/k2K4 w - - 0 1

So, in order to stop 1...Rc4, White has two options, Ba6 or Be6. The latter leads to failure:

1.Be6? Rb1+
2.Kd2 Rc1
3.Kxc1

Forced, otherwise Rxc7 draw. Only now it's stalemate because the bishop on e6 cuts off the Black king's only escape square. White needs to be constantly on the lookout against these sorts of stalemate threats. This line, by the way, is the reason why 1.Be6 is the wrong move.

The correct move is

1. Ba6!

1...Rd4+

Black wants 2.Kc1 Rc4+ 3.Bxc4 (forced) stalemate. Or 2.Ke1 followed by 2...Re4+ etc. perpetual. White can derail that train with:

2.Bd3 Rxd3+
3.Kc2 Rd4

Another stalemate trap. If now 4.c8=Q then Rc4+ 5.Qxc4 stalemate.

So the solution is to underpromote

4.c8=R Ra4

To guard against Ra8#

5.Kb3 and wins

White threatens both Rc1# and Kxa4 and Black cannot defend against both.

Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

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1 Good afternoon.

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (DrCtv)

2 First! Now for the content.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at May 27, 2017 05:08 PM (Z8NdJ)

3 Rats!

Posted by: Darles Chickens at May 27, 2017 05:08 PM (Z8NdJ)

4 I coulda been a contender

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 05:09 PM (Ot7+c)

5 Dress pron? Hmmmm. Not really my cup of tea but they do look to be nice dresses.

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (DrCtv)

6 I just bet Stephen Fry liked playing with Hugh Laurie -- he rode cox for Oxford!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 05:11 PM (NT3RT)

7 Stephen Fry liked to capture the bishop IYKWIMAITYD NTTAWWT

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:12 PM (GsAUU)

8 Ah hell with it,
(Tosses first pie at HH)

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 05:14 PM (Ot7+c)

9 Both shots of Audrey are great.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:14 PM (GsAUU)

10 Problem 1:
1. Rf8+ Bxf8
2. Qf7+ Kd8
3. Qd7#

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:16 PM (sdi6R)

11 Wait, Audrey Hepburn looks nothing like Michelle Obama, the epitome of beauty!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 27, 2017 05:16 PM (0yvhn)

12 OM, you could also look at stills from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies. Ginger Rogers wore some awesome dresses designed to be moved in.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 05:16 PM (mkDpn)

13 YAY THE GAME THREAD OMG OMG YAY

And do we have some drama for you this week:

First off, Far Cry 5... yeah. Moooving right along...

Then there's that mess over Wargaming's "World Of Tanks", which started last week, but I'd missed it. They put out a free-to-play game funded by microtransactions. And then they sold a superweapon tank which you had to supply with paid ammo. One of their premium players - apparently they give perks to certain of their players with the understanding they won't talk too much trash about the game - went rogue and said "fuck this game in particular" (possible moron!).

And then Wargaming threatened to shut him down using the DMCA copyright tools to do it. This is, of course, an abuse of the DMCA and my god, the shitstorm that ensued. Jim Sterling got involved, and then so did The Know, and eventually Wargaming had to eat a crow the size of a large buzzard.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:17 PM (6FqZa)

14
Sad news about the Gatlin Boys. I loved them on Hee Haw.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 05:18 PM (a6O80)

15 OM, you could also look at stills from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies. Ginger Rogers wore some awesome dresses designed to be moved in.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 05:16 PM (mkDpn)


Yah, thanks for that tip, I'll bet there are some great photos.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 05:18 PM (Z3xqO)

16 And, two days to go before The Long Journey Home goes live on Steam. Initial reviews are favourable. Since my car is b0rken I am stuck here... not playing this game. WHICH SUCKS.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:19 PM (6FqZa)

17 Look how young Fry and Laurie look. Yikes.

The dresses are lovely, OMuse - thank you! Yes, I agree that the dark green one is a little severe. It needs some bling to dress it up, maybe.

Audrey Hepburn could wear Michelle O's clothes and still look elegant, but I much prefer her in her own clothes. Edith Head sure knew how to dress her for her movies.

Thank you for spoiling us 'ettes, OMuse. Good stuff. I'll bet Mrs. Muse enjoys looking for these with you.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:19 PM (sBOL1)

18 Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 05:14 PM (Ot7+c)

Ahh, pumpkin. Tastes good...

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 05:21 PM (DrCtv)

19 (Tosses second pie at ricki)

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 05:24 PM (Ot7+c)

20 Good afternoon Horde. Haven't read a thing. Bummed about Greg Allman. Geez.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:25 PM (lwiT4)

21 I wouldn't mind a pie fight if it were pecan pie. Or peach pie. Or raspberry pie. Or key lime pie.

Pretty much any pie except banana or coconut, really.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:25 PM (sBOL1)

22 In other news Red Dead III Redemption 2 got bumped to 2018 and will not be previewed at E3. The relevant studio, RockStar, is swimming in cash, due to putting out games that are good, so can afford to tweak this game before release.

Everyone forgot that Jedi Knight was actually a sequel (to Dark Forces) after it came out, and wowed the gaming world, so its sequel was Jedi Knight 2 rather than DF3. I guess something similar happened with RD3 / RDR2.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:26 PM (6FqZa)

23 grammie! The Rev still under the weather, I understand? Any help from the ENT doc yesterday?

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:26 PM (sBOL1)

24 I always wanted to be Audrey Hepburn when I grew up. I did and I'm not. I think she's seriously the single most divine creature ever.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:27 PM (lwiT4)

25
A tiny woman, she was.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 05:27 PM (a6O80)

26 I'm reading a Kindle sample of The Allure of Battle.

Interesting take: That generals and kings have for 300 years plus had a hard-on chasing that will o' the wisp of the Genius Commander winning the quick, sharp set-piece battle that clinched the war decidedly, when in reality wars have been won unglamorously with sieges and trenches against fortresses and other battlements through attrition. The relatively quick wars of German Unification were the proverbial exceptions that proved the rule, and only served to delude German war planners as the twentieth century began.

One battle that may take some Morons aback as overblown was Tours, apparently given excessive significance by idolaters of the Big Battle like Creasy, which was more a defeat of forward scouts than a clash of great armies. In the I Shit You Not category, the author adds that Hitler ascribed great importance to Tours as well, and he lamented that the Muslims lost, arguing that the glories of the Germans would have been greater under Islam. [Well, I guess Frau Merkel will give us the counterfactual, won't she?]

I knew Hitler liked the Mohammedans, but damn. To quote the philosopher Jim Lahey, birds of a shitfeather flock together.

Thus endeth the long history comment.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:27 PM (GsAUU)

27 Problem 2:
1. ...Rxh2+
2. Qxh2 Qxh2#

1. ...Rxh2+
2. Kxh2 Qh4#

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:28 PM (sdi6R)

28 20 Good afternoon Horde. Haven't read a thing. Bummed about Greg Allman. Geez.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:25 PM (lwiT4)

--You like baseball, grammie.

Don't forget Jim Bunning.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (GsAUU)

29 Hi bluebell. They think he might have labyrinthitis. I didn't know that was a thing but apparently it is. They're hitting him pretty hard with steroids - 60 mg of Pred a day. I hope it cures him quick. A) He's cutting into my sloth time, and B) I don't want him bloated for my son's wedding.


I'm a very compassionate wife, I am.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (lwiT4)

30
Catherine Hepburn, however, was a tall woman. Taller than the married letch Spencer Tracy she was having an affair with.

Catherine Hepburn was pretty, for a few years of her life. But she was no beauty. And her acting sucked, mostly.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (a6O80)

31 So what's that about the Gatlins? Saw that Gregg Allman is dead.

And always loved the song "All the gold in California".

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 05:30 PM (DrCtv)

32 Oh bluebell - speaking of dresses, you got a minute?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:30 PM (lwiT4)

33 logprof : another example of a battle not deciding nearly as much as people think it did was the Spanish Armada fail in 1588. Yay, the English won. That engagement. Right after that the Spanish beat the English all over the Atlantic and, a decade or so later, forced a treaty down our throats.

There's Reasons that North America got settled in the early 1600s and not the late 1500s.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:31 PM (6FqZa)

34 Labyrinthitis? Is he going to turn into a minotaur? Poor Rev. I hope the steroids do the trick, and quickly.

You need your sloth time back.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:32 PM (sBOL1)

35 Oh bluebell - speaking of dresses, you got a minute?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:30 PM (lwiT4)
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Hit me

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:33 PM (sBOL1)

36

After facing a backlash for pulling advertisements from Fox News’ host Sean Hannity’s show, USAA will no longer run ads on liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s show.

The insurance company originally claimed that it would no longer run ads on “Hannity” because of a company policy against airing ads on “opinion shows.” The Media Research Center then revealed that the company had placed ads on MSNBC shows hosted by Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell, all of whom present the news from a liberal viewpoint.

USAA told ABC News that it aired ads on the three shows by accident, and will take steps to ensure that that doesn’t happen again in the future. That announcement followed USAA members flooding the company’s Facebook page with angry comments. Many commenters said they would take their business elsewhere in retaliation for MSNBC pulling the ads.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2017 05:33 PM (IqV8l)

37 Audrey lived through the Dutch occupation from the Nazi's I think. I have seen lots of her movies but of course think War and Peace is the best.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 05:33 PM (Ot7+c)

38 So, bluebell - I ordered a gown from a bridal shop here in town last January. It still is not in. My son's wedding is in four weeks. So I ordered a backup:


http://tinyurl.com/ybxlj4v9


I like the backup better than the one I ordered from the bridal shop. Rev said WOW. I think it's a home run. Makes me look really little.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:34 PM (lwiT4)

39 USAA told ABC News that it aired ads on the three shows by accident
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Oh yes. I can totally see how that would happen. Totally.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:35 PM (sBOL1)

40 Big fan of The Allman Brothers. So bummed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2017 05:36 PM (pV/54)

41 33 logprof : another example of a battle not deciding nearly as much as people think it did was the Spanish Armada fail in 1588. Yay, the English won. That engagement. Right after that the Spanish beat the English all over the Atlantic and, a decade or so later, forced a treaty down our throats.

There's Reasons that North America got settled in the early 1600s and not the late 1500s.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:31 PM (6FqZa)

--It was also more lucrative to plunder the Spanish like Drake did than to colonize North America at the time, which was why the latter was farmed out to private concerns.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:36 PM (GsAUU)

42 Oh grammie, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress. Keep it. Cancel the other one. Tell them you don't want to take the chance that it won't come in time. Tell them your husband is a minotaur and you might let him loose in their shop if they won't cancel it. Be bold.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:36 PM (sBOL1)

43 Gregg Allman died.

Will Neil Young remember that Southern man doesn't need him.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:37 PM (EX4Wr)

44 Audrey lived through the Dutch occupation from the Nazi's I think. I have seen lots of her movies but of course think War and Peace is the best.
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 05:33 PM (Ot7+c)
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She worked for the Resistance, too. She was a ballerina, and they used to give her notes to pass on. She would put them in her ballet shoes so they would not be detected.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:38 PM (sBOL1)

45 USAA's customer base is veterans and their families. How the hell did they get away with it for so long?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:38 PM (GsAUU)

46 So you like it too, bluebell? It has some glittery bits on the top that make it quite attractive, it hits me right at the toe top so I can wear a little heel and it won't drag on the floor when I'm dancing. And it's modest.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:38 PM (lwiT4)

47 Problem 3:
1. ...Bxd1
2. Bxf7+ Ke7
3. Bf5#

1. ...dxe5
2. Bxf7 Kxf7
3. Qxd8
(if 2. ...Ke7, 3. Bf5+ and the queen is going down one way or the other.)

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:39 PM (sdi6R)

48 Yvonne Strahovski is dressed the way Jane Eyre would dress when ordered to attend after dinner. And then she would sit in the corner and hide.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:39 PM (EX4Wr)

49 grammie, let me put it in terms you'll understand best:

It's a grand slam.

Keep it.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:39 PM (sBOL1)

50 I was too young to see the ABB with Duane, but saw them in 73 and many times since.

Unique sound, often jazz influenced.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2017 05:40 PM (pV/54)

51 Sometimes I feel ... sometimes I feel ..
Like I been tied ... to.the.whippin'. post...

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 05:40 PM (apyCW)

52 English fagginess creeps me out. Stephen Frye is a poofter.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 05:41 PM (vRcUp)

53 Soothie I love both Hepburns, and I love both their styles and acting but in different ways.

There is an adorable children's book about Audrey Hepburn called Just Being Audrey I highly recommend!

A friend of mine has become obsessed with Audrey's style but had never seen her classic films, so it's been fun educating her. We've watched roman holiday and Sabrina, will watch Funny Face next. I found a recipe of Audreys that according to her son she loved to make, spaghetti al pomodoro. Want to try it soon. Town & Country posted the recipe. Also posted Sinatra's famous fettuccine alfredo recipe.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 05:41 PM (ZSEpY)

54 And it's modest.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:38 PM (lwiT4)
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They'll never know the truth, Grammie!

It's beautiful! I like the asymmetry of the top.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 05:41 PM (NT3RT)

55 USAA's customer base is veterans and their families. How the hell did they get away with it for so long?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:38 PM (GsAUU)


They got snagged by showing their rainbow colors.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 05:41 PM (6qmBU)

56 It's a grand slam.



Keep it.





Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:39 PM (sBOL1)
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Okie doke. That's what I thought too. It's nice to have confirmation from someone who knows dresses. Heaven forbid I would have to count on Oregon Muse. Or boulder terlit hobo.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:42 PM (lwiT4)

57 Mr. Muse,

Can't say I like the first dress very much at all. Audrey Hepburn, on the other hand, made all her clothes look elegant and they still were secondary to her beauty.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:42 PM (+tKYk)

58 Yvonne Strahovski was great in "Chuck." I didn't even know she had an Australian accent until I saw a blooper reel. Green looks fantastic on her, which I should keep in mind, since we look quite a bit alike.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (ar2KI)

59 Eh, OMuse seems to know his stuff. bth, I'm not so sure.

There are plenty of others I wouldn't trust though.

But the dress is a winnah.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (sBOL1)

60 Personally, on reflecting about the contrasting views of warfare, I don't mind the grind of attrition warfare from the safety of retrospect, since I love castles and fortresses, while Big Ass Battles don't leave many remnants 100+ years later.

For one, Yorktown was more of a siege than a battle.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (GsAUU)

61
...I love both Hepburns, and I love both their styles and acting but in different ways.

You probably like Shemp, too, as a Stooge.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (a6O80)

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (a6O80)

63 Fry and Laurie will always be Bertie and Jeeves for me, hah. Handmaiden's Tale is on the to watch list along with a million other things.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 05:44 PM (ZSEpY)

64 It's beautiful! I like the asymmetry of the top.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 05:41 PM (NT3RT)
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I like that part too. It creates the illusion of a flat tummy. Believe me, that's an illusion.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:44 PM (lwiT4)

65 Grammie,

Your second choice looks absolutely smashing. I think you'll look stunning in it.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:45 PM (+tKYk)

66 Recently saw part of Breakfast at Tiffanys.

Author Truman Capote and Audrey herself thought her miscast in a role as a wannabe NYC courtesan originally intended for Marilyn Monroe. Audrey brought grace and elegance to the role and made it tragic and bittersweet,

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2017 05:45 PM (pV/54)

67 My degree was in ancient Mediterranean civilisations, not in dressmaking so much. If I was asked to design a dress it would probably look like this
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505388389406930516/

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:46 PM (6FqZa)

68 IIRC, Charles Martel's forces had shields that would hook together. They could stand there and not break the line of defense.

Where is MPPP with two stories. 1: The time William Holden comes in and finds Audrey Hepburn and Ciccolina in bed and 2: the time Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti "dine" with Audrey Hepburn in Switzerland.

The Battle of Tours is great. Right up there with the Battle of Vienna.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:46 PM (EX4Wr)

69 Okie doke. That's what I thought too. It's nice to have confirmation from someone who knows dresses. Heaven forbid I would have to count on Oregon Muse.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:42 PM (lwiT4)


( *folds arms* )

Hmmph! I'm insulted. Here I am, providing top quality dress pr0n week after week, and I still can't get no respect.

It's an outrage, I say.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 05:47 PM (Z3xqO)

70 67 My degree was in ancient Mediterranean civilisations, not in dressmaking so much. If I was asked to design a dress it would probably look like this
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505388389406930516/
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:46 PM (6FqZa)



--ZOMG those Minoan women totes culturally appropriated hoop earrings from Latina chicks!!11!!!!1!!

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:48 PM (GsAUU)

71 *Note to self: boulder terlit hobo is a nice guy, but do not encourage him to go into the dressmaking biz.*

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:48 PM (sBOL1)

72 The first movie I saw Audrey Hepburn in was "Robin and Marian", about Robin Hood returning home from the Crusades. Robin Hood is now a grizzled, disillusioned veteran and Marian an abbess, and they get the merry band back together for one last fight against the Sheriff of Nottingham. It was a really beautiful story of love rekindled.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 05:48 PM (NT3RT)

73 Thank you washrivergal. I've not met many members of son's fiance's family, so I'm trying my best to put my best foot forward. My other dress was sleeveless, so I've been working on those hangy parts under my upper arms. 6 months later I still have hangy parts, so illusion sleeves will be better. For everyone.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:49 PM (lwiT4)

74 Man, those Minoans are a surly bunch.

Posted by: More Lost Diaries of Margaret Mead at May 27, 2017 05:50 PM (wpC7C)

75
She worked for the Resistance, too. She was a ballerina, and they used to give her notes to pass on. She would put them in her ballet shoes so they would not be detected.
Posted by: bluebell


I am the queen of the Resistance. I snuggle notes in my Depends.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 27, 2017 05:50 PM (IqV8l)

76 Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:49 PM (lwiT4)

+++

You're still a knock-out.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:50 PM (+tKYk)

77 Somebody needs a sandwich.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 05:50 PM (IDPbH)

78 It's an outrage, I say.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 05:47 PM (Z3xqO)
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*pinches OM's cheeks. Tussles his hair. Does the spit-thing on his cowlick.*

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:51 PM (lwiT4)

79 I need illusion everything, grammie. Better yet, I need everyone to wear fuzzy filter glasses. And the lighting needs to be candlelight. By which I mean one candle in an otherwise dark room.

Even then I don't think I could convince a soul I'm 29.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:51 PM (sBOL1)

80 The Minoan women really outdid Viennese women in the highlighting of the breasts.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:51 PM (EX4Wr)

81 61
...I love both Hepburns, and I love both their styles and acting but in different ways. You probably like Shemp, too, as a Stooge. Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (a6O80)

I don't know the Stooges well enough to get that. Hopefully not a barrelable offense! If I need to get off people's lawns I will.

Kathy was great in a lot of things but I liked her later work best. More gravitas. Is great in Lion in Winter. But yes her easy chemistry with Tracy can be overshadowed by their personal life together and their affair.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 05:52 PM (ZSEpY)

82 I remember watching "A Nun's Story" starring Audrey Hepburn when I was in the 9th grade. Made me want to be a nun, even though I was Baptist.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:53 PM (lwiT4)

83 67 My degree was in ancient Mediterranean civilisations, not in dressmaking so much. If I was asked to design a dress it would probably look like this
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505388389406930516/
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:46 PM (6FqZa)


That gets the Moron Seal of Approval (tm).

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:54 PM (sdi6R)

84 BTH, yes and no: Boyaca was the result of an insane forced march up the Andes by Bolivar and his Venezuelan army against Spanish forces holding Bogota. It was everything that a sharp set piece battle to settle things was supposed to be.

After that, it was only in Bolivar and Gran Colombian forces' hands to loose the war, it was never in the Spanish force's hands to win. (and my goodness, the Gran Colombians tried at times)

You could say the same thing about San Martin at Chacabuco,though part of that was O'Higgins realizing while moving forward he was half way down the Spanish' throat and deciding to jump all the way in and kick his way out - and the rest of the army supporting that move.

Bolivar won battles by being where it was impossible to be through forced marches and inherent toughness of his troops, San Martin won battles by muddying the waters and having sufficient material on hand to be where it was considered impossible to arrive be in such numbers while the Spanish were spread out looking everywhere else.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 05:54 PM (mkDpn)

85 I found Kate Hepburn to be tiresome.

What she lacked in talent, she made up for in snootiness.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:54 PM (EX4Wr)

86 The Battle of Tours is great. Right up there with the Battle of Vienna.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:46 PM (EX4Wr)

--I am only at the beginning, but I get the author's point that Tours was not decisive when seen alongside the gruelling, 700 year long Reconquista.

The Siege of Vienna is more typical of war throughout the ages.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:54 PM (GsAUU)

87 Oooh, BTH, I remember that dress featured in Archeology Today, way back when.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 05:55 PM (mkDpn)

88 Just finished watching Steel Helmet on TCM. That's the one with the original Short Round. Very good movie and only made in 10 days. Controversial at the time.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 05:55 PM (IDPbH)

89 I like Katherine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story. I thought she was perfect for that role.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:56 PM (lwiT4)

90 USAA got caught. HQ'ed in surburban San Antonio for military vets, active duty, dependents.

What did they think would happen?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 05:56 PM (89T5c)

91 Grammie, Don't know if a guy's opinion counts but that is a beautiful dress. It also gets Mrs. JTB's highest approval. Judging from that one photo of you after your honeymoon, it should be very flattering. Try not to outshine the bride.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (V+03K)

92 85 I found Kate Hepburn to be tiresome.

What she lacked in talent, she made up for in snootiness.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:54 PM (EX4Wr)

+++

I know what you mean. I used to like her when I was younger. After many years I discovered that she was, in fact, quite grating. And her snootiness just powers through everything.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (+tKYk)

93 72 The first movie I saw Audrey Hepburn in was "Robin and Marian", about Robin Hood returning home from the Crusades. Robin Hood is now a grizzled, disillusioned veteran and Marian an abbess, and they get the merry band back together for one last fight against the Sheriff of Nottingham. It was a really beautiful story of love rekindled.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 05:48 PM (NT3RT)

I love that film Eris!! Bittersweet.

It's still hard to believe Audrey never did a Hitchcock film. But Wait Until Dark and Charade are both very good Hitchcockian type suspense films and she's great in them.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (ZSEpY)

94 Speaking of Audrey Hepburn, the movie "Wait Until Dark" scared the crap out of me the first time I saw it.

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (DrCtv)

95 logprof,

I have a map. I was amazed to see that it isn't that far from Poland to Vienna.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (EX4Wr)

96 Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (V+03K)
=================================


You and Mrs. JTB are very sweet. Thank you.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:58 PM (lwiT4)

97 Hepburn was great in the African Queen . Can't think of anyone that could have played that role.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 05:58 PM (IDPbH)

98 It's still hard to believe Audrey never did a Hitchcock film. But Wait Until Dark and Charade are both very good Hitchcockian type suspense films and she's great in them.
Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (ZSEpY)
-------

Charade is one of my favorite movies. I love all the twists. And, of course, the clothes!

Another fun one she did was How to Steal a Million with Peter O'Toole.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:59 PM (sBOL1)

99 Audrey Hepburn wasn't Hitchcock's type. He liked his women to have at least a hint of slutty.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2017 05:59 PM (pV/54)

100 Speaking of Audrey Hepburn, the movie "Wait Until Dark" scared the crap out of me the first time I saw it.

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (DrCtv)
=================================

Oh my gosh - me too! That was a Hitchcock film, right?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:59 PM (lwiT4)

101 Oops.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 06:00 PM (lwiT4)

102
There was a pathetic and staged protest in Wisconsin for free health care recently.

One of the signs: "Replace = Disgace"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3llBbCbJZU

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 06:00 PM (a6O80)

103 >>> Judging from that one photo of you after your honeymoon, it should be very flattering. Try not to outshine the bride.

Grammie posted a post honeymoon pic?! Sorry I missed it! I'm sure you will be lovely Grammie illusion sleeves or no.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 06:00 PM (ZSEpY)

104 Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry playing chess in Fry's rooms at Cambridge, 1980



Jeeves trying to explain to Bertie for the umpteenth time what the little horse does

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 06:00 PM (auHtY)

105 "The beasts, Mr Allnut, are what we are put on this Earth to rise above."

If I was Allnut and she poured all my gin overboard, she would have been the next to go.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 06:00 PM (EX4Wr)

106 Problem 4:
1. Nf6+ gxf6
2. Qf8+ Kxf8
3. Bh6+ Kg7
4. Re8#

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:01 PM (sdi6R)

107 Sad to hear about Greg Allman. Quite the colorful life. Not to mention he was married to Cher at one time.

Who tweeted the following

I"ve tried
Words are impossible, Gui Gui( broken heart emoji)
Forever,
Chooch. (Kissing lips emoji)

She has now outlived two ex husbands.....

Posted by: Jen the original at May 27, 2017 06:01 PM (31ZTX)

108 97 Hepburn was great in the African Queen . Can't think of anyone that could have played that role.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 05:58 PM (IDPbH)

+++

I will give her the African Queen.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 06:01 PM (+tKYk)

109 Catherine Hepburn was pretty, for a few years of her life. But she was no beauty. And her acting sucked, mostly.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (a6O80)



She was completely out of place in The Lion in Winter. But this isn't the movie thread so I'll save it for that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 06:02 PM (auHtY)

110 One battle that may take some Morons aback as overblown was Tours, apparently given excessive significance by idolaters of the Big Battle like Creasy, which was more a defeat of forward scouts than a clash of great armies.

The original source for Tours is a rather uninformative passage of about two sentences in a chronicle. There has been an amazing number of interpretations built on those two sentences...

The notion that it only was a defeat of scouts has been challenged, BTW. I don't know how they could determine that from the Frankish source, so it has to rely on the silence of Andalusian sources.

logprof : another example of a battle not deciding nearly as much as people think it did was the Spanish Armada fail in 1588. Yay, the English won. That engagement. Right after that the Spanish beat the English all over the Atlantic and, a decade or so later, forced a treaty down our throats.


They failed to conquer England, that was what was decisive. Had the Armada succeeded in transporting Parma's army to England, he very probably would have deposed Elizabeth and reimposed Catholicism on England, England would probably not have colonized NA to the extent that they did or in the manner in which they did (compare and contrast French Canada with the English colonies), and thus no US.

Yes, it was very decisive in the long run.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 06:02 PM (bZ7mE)

111 3. ...Kg8, not g7.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:02 PM (sdi6R)

112 Fry and Laurie will always be Bertie and Jeeves for me, hah. Handmaiden's Tale is on the to watch list along with a million other things.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 05:44 PM (ZSEpY)


I hope you read the review I posted of it on this here blog a week or two ago.

The more episodes I watch, the more impressed I am with Handmaid's Tale. They are really doing a good job with it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 06:03 PM (Z3xqO)

113 Had this in my head for a couple of hours now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1jpQu6qR1E


You're my blue skies. You're my sunny day.


RIP

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 06:04 PM (lwiT4)

114 Heaven forbid I would have to count on Oregon Muse. Or boulder terlit hobo.Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:42 PM
What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: J. Random Moron at May 27, 2017 06:04 PM (DMUuz)

115 95 logprof,

I have a map. I was amazed to see that it isn't that far from Poland to Vienna.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 05:57 PM (EX4Wr)

--Sobieski vodka FTW!

I also hired a car for relatively cheap 10 years ago to travel from Pressburg, er, Bratislava to Vienna. I love that part of Europe.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:04 PM (GsAUU)

116 I"ve tried
Words are impossible, Gui Gui( broken heart emoji)
Forever,
Chooch. (Kissing lips emoji)

She has now outlived two ex husbands.....
Posted by: Jen the original at May 27, 2017 06:01 PM (31ZTX)

+++

She sounds rather fond of him for having divorced him after being married for 9 days. You never know.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 06:04 PM (+tKYk)

117 Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:01 PM (sdi6R)

You're certainly en fuego today.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the endgame.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 06:05 PM (Z3xqO)

118 Another fun one she did was How to Steal a Million with Peter O'Toole. Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 05:59 PM (sBOL1)

Love that one! Silly fun but you root for it all to come off all right. Love her dad and her over the top 60s mod fashion.

Edith Head dressed Audrey magnificently in films. So did Givenchy. The feud over who gets credit for the costumes in Sabrina is legendary. Givenchy actually designed them but Edith won the Oscar. Scandal, lol!

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 06:06 PM (ZSEpY)

119 Audrey Hepburn had the most exquisite neck. She always looked like a princess.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 06:07 PM (lwiT4)

120 29 Hi bluebell. They think he might have labyrinthitis. I didn't know that was a thing but apparently it is. They're hitting him pretty hard with steroids - 60 mg of Pred a day. I hope it cures him quick. A) He's cutting into my sloth time, and B) I don't want him bloated for my son's wedding.


I'm a very compassionate wife, I am.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (lwiT4)

So you went to the ENT! Hah!

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 06:08 PM (0mRoj)

121 Jeeves trying to explain to Bertie for the umpteenth time what the little horse does Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 06:00 PM (auHtY)

+1

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 06:08 PM (ZSEpY)

122 African Queen and The Lion in Winter roles were made for her, the rest are a pass.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 06:09 PM (6qmBU)

123 I have just been informed that we are going down to the lake to have a drink and watch people get married at the resort. BBL

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 06:09 PM (lwiT4)

124 I had a book once, "What If... 2", which discussed what if Philip II had landed troops in England.

His answer is that the Queen might have held the hills around Devon and Staffordshire, and the swamps of East Anglia, leaving the Spaniards with London and not much else. Philip could have done damage to England's richest farmlands, but couldn't have forced Catholicism back on it.

One thing that's not talked about much is, what if Philip had just annexed Ireland and booted all the English and Norman-Irish out. That, I think he could have done more easily.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:09 PM (6FqZa)

125 112 Fry and Laurie will always be Bertie and Jeeves for me, hah. Handmaiden's Tale is on the to watch list along with a million other things.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 05:44 PM (ZSEpY)

I hope you read the review I posted of it on this here blog a week or two ago.

The more episodes I watch, the more impressed I am with Handmaid's Tale. They are really doing a good job with it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 06:03 PM (Z3xqO)

Really? It's not the hamhanded "TEH XTIANS R GONNA TAKE OUR VAGINAZZZ N' UTERUSESES!!1!1!1!111!!!" the movie was?

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 06:10 PM (0mRoj)

126 113 You're my blue skies. You're my sunny day.


RIP
Posted by: grammie winger

Thanks for that link. I've always loved his piano-playing. Delux bluesman forever!

(your dress is super chic, in my opinion too!)

Posted by: booknlass at May 27, 2017 06:10 PM (tfQTV)

127 Princesses wish they looked like Audrey.

Kate Cambridge does a good job trying.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 06:10 PM (EX4Wr)

128 They failed to conquer England, that was what was decisive. Had the Armada succeeded in transporting Parma's army to England, he very probably would have deposed Elizabeth and reimposed Catholicism on England, England would probably not have colonized NA to the extent that they did or in the manner in which they did (compare and contrast French Canada with the English colonies), and thus no US.

Yes, it was very decisive in the long run.
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 06:02 PM (bZ7mE)

--A lot of the destruction of the Armada was going the long way around Great Britain through the stormy North Sea.

Even on the eve of seeing off the Armada, Carlos V knew he was rolling the iron dice.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:10 PM (GsAUU)

129 African Queen and A Lion in Winter.

Type-cast for a bitch.


Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2017 06:12 PM (EX4Wr)

130 Never seen a Tracy/Hepburn movie.

Not sure if I'm missing much.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:13 PM (GsAUU)

131 OregonMuse I did read it! Very eloquent review, you are the reason I added it to the list.

So many authors hate their fiction can be used as a morality tale for people that are not far left like they are. Rowling, Collins, GRRM, and Atwood too. But if they really are not tainting it with politics and it's as interesting as you say, I'm excited to give it a go.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 06:13 PM (ZSEpY)

132 Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the endgame.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 06:05 PM (Z3xqO)

++++

Black refuses to play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 06:14 PM (R+30W)

133 The worry I have with Handmaid, assuming we trust OregonMuse's review (which we should, he has excellent taste), is that after a few seasons they'll buckle to the SJW fanbase and lard it up with the expected pieties.

I don't like to start a series and then get screwed many episodes in. This is what happened to me with Orphan Black when they started in on an antiThatcher rant out of nowhere.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:14 PM (6FqZa)

134 117
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the endgame.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 06:05 PM (Z3xqO)


I was just looking at that. At first, I didn't see any way for White to save the pawn. So I read the hint, and now I can see that the first move is either Ba6 or Be6, both of which protect the queening square and keep the rook at bay. But I'm not sure how to tell which one is correct.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:15 PM (sdi6R)

135 i don't own the clothes I'm wearing
and the road goes on forever.

Posted by: booknlass at May 27, 2017 06:16 PM (tfQTV)

136 Really? It's not the hamhanded "TEH XTIANS R GONNA TAKE OUR VAGINAZZZ N' UTERUSESES!!1!1!1!111!!!" the movie was?
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 06:10 PM (0mRoj)

--I don't know about Handmaid's Tale itself, but among the sci-fi geeks at Vox Day's blog Margaret Atwood WRT her other works is cited as example of a writer who's a loon (heh, she's Canadian, too) politically but admired as a writer.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:17 PM (GsAUU)

137 Really? It's not the hamhanded "TEH XTIANS R GONNA TAKE OUR VAGINAZZZ N' UTERUSESES!!1!1!1!111!!!" the movie was?
Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 06:10 PM (0mRo


I don't think it's hamhanded. The eeevil Christian theocracy in this rendition is actually not shoved in the audience's face all that much. What they do show of it, i.e. a lesbian being hung by her neck from some construction equipment, and another woman who gets her clitoris removed, makes it look more like this is a thinly-viewed parable of an Islamic theocracy.

And this is a surprise to me because the author of the novel is an unhinged moonbat.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 06:17 PM (Z3xqO)

138 Be6 results in a pretty quick stalemate.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 06:17 PM (R+30W)

139 Hillary. I only people could think.

Hillary worked on the prosecution of President Richard M. Nixon. She was fired from that job by her Democrat boss for unethical behavior. Here's the story.

Hillary Fired for Lies, Unethical Behavior from Congressional Job: Former Boss
2014
Morrissey talks about it (Calabrese's column): http://preview.tinyurl.com/n5t9ep9
2013
Calabrese's column: http://preview.tinyurl.com/bwsflyj

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 06:18 PM (6qmBU)

140 example of a writer who's a loon (heh, she's Canadian, too) politically but admired as a writer

Also see: A Song Of Ice And Fire, first three books.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:18 PM (6FqZa)

141 I found Kate Hepburn to be tiresome.

What she lacked in talent, she made up for in snootiness.

Posted by: JAS


Both Hepburns look a bit freaky. I think if I could make it with my dream Hollywood star of yesteryear, it would be Ginger Rogers.

Too bad MP4 is probably not here to weigh in.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 06:20 PM (vRcUp)

142 I started playing it using Be6, and I can already see how Black can force a stalemate. So Ba6 it is.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:20 PM (sdi6R)

143 Every Saturday a sweet looking upper middleclass elderly woman sits behind her little folding table outside the local branch library. Milky doll-eyes greet passersby warmly. Soft of voice and neat as a pin, she is.

Just sign right here for free healthcare, she says. And they do. More do than don't. Granma smiles. Everyone smiles.

Another beautiful day in the golden state.

Posted by: 13times at May 27, 2017 06:21 PM (WHVu+)

144 --A lot of the destruction of the Armada was going the long way around Great Britain through the stormy North Sea.

Even on the eve of seeing off the Armada, Carlos V knew he was rolling the iron dice.


Yeah, but the victory was won when the Armada was forced past the point where they could have turned around and rendezvoused with Parma. The campaign was lost at that point.

I don't think that it was actually a winnable campaign, unless the English had remained in port. The navigational and logistical problems were too enormous for the Spanish military system to overcome otherwise. Nevertheless, it did represent a significant setback.

Philip II, not Carlos, BTW.

England had no real army at the time, and what small number of experienced fighters it had at the time where still engaged in the Netherlands, I believe. (The continued support of the rebellious Dutch - another consequence of not having a Spanish army to deal with at home).

Yeah, I get that the Armada didn't make England's rise to Empire inevitable. I don't buy the notion that it wasn't a significant factor in the long run, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (bZ7mE)

145 Posted by: 13times at May 27, 2017 06:21 PM (WHVu+)

++++

Isn't that just peaches and cream?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (+tKYk)

146 A coworker friend who is a movie fanatic and fan of all things 80's said I MUST see "Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon" (1985). Oh My Lord is it 80's. It's basically a music video with chop socky action.

Bruce Leroy (!) is about to mix it up with Sho' Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem. Sho' Nuff looked so familiar, then imdb revealed him to be Julius Carry, Lord Bowler from Brisco County Jr..

It's like "Breakin' II: Electric Boogaloo", except it's fights to the death instead of dance-offs.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (NT3RT)

147 "Morrissey talks about it"

ED Morrissey. Although I'm pretty sure you could troll the other Morrissey to mention it on Twitter these days

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:24 PM (6FqZa)

148 Grammie,

How soon after seeing you in that dress did the Rev's dizziness begin?

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at May 27, 2017 06:24 PM (Kr0FZ)

149 Gardening Thread. Pet Thread. Chess Thread. How am I supposed to read these? They are not in alphabetical order.

Sheesh......

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 06:25 PM (d76uN)

150 A lot of Gregg Allman love, need more Jim Bunning love (from Wiki):

Bunning played in Minor League Baseball from 1950 through 1954 and part of the 1955 season, when the Tigers club described him as having "an excellent curve ball, a confusing delivery and a sneaky fast ball".[6] His first game in the major leagues was on July 20, 1955, with the Detroit Tigers. Bunning pitched his first no-hitter on July 20, 1958, for the Detroit Tigers against the Boston Red Sox.[2] On August 2, 1959, Bunning struck out three batters on nine pitches in the ninth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Bunning became the fifth American League pitcher and the 10th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-pitch/three-strikeout half-inning.



--Detroit letting Bunning go was really, really stupid.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:25 PM (GsAUU)

151 Gregg Allman. o.m.g. My best days are so far behind me. RIP and Eat a Peach.

Posted by: Peaches at May 27, 2017 06:26 PM (EgOr3)

152 Now I have go over to my parents house to eat pizza and watch a funny movie.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 06:26 PM (bZ7mE)

153 Ba6 doesn't seem to work either.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:27 PM (sdi6R)

154 152 Now I have go over to my parents house to eat pizza and watch a funny movie.
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 06:26 PM (bZ7mE)

+++

Doesn't sound terrible.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 06:27 PM (+tKYk)

155 152
Now I have go over to my parents house to eat pizza and watch a funny movie.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 06:26 PM (bZ7mE)
I'd kill for that. Hope you have a wonderful evening! :-)

Posted by: Peaches at May 27, 2017 06:28 PM (EgOr3)

156 ED Morrissey. Although I'm pretty sure you could troll the other Morrissey to mention it on Twitter these days
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:24 PM (6FqZa)
---
"Hairdresser on fire" is proving to be sadly prophetic.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:29 PM (NT3RT)

157 Don't have a twitter account although I do check in to Prez 45 to see if he's tweaked anyone lately.

Oh, BTW, great job on your foreign tour Mr. President.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 06:29 PM (6qmBU)

158 I'm thinking veal parm sub for dinner, with chips and a pickle wedge.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 06:29 PM (Sfs6o)

159 I suppose I'm off to watch the Astros against the Orioles. Since I'll have no car until Tuesday afternoon, there could be booze involved.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:29 PM (6FqZa)

160
The marching is now complete. We were impressive and it truly is an honor to participate.

I really enjoy wearing the class A's once or twice a year, a sneaky little part of me misses it.

Now we will be doing the BBQ and party thing.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2017 06:30 PM (S/hVx)

161 "Hairdresser on fire" is proving to be sadly prophetic.

So's "Panic".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:30 PM (6FqZa)

162 Just sign right here for free healthcare, she says. And they do. More do than don't. Granma smiles. Everyone smiles.

Posted by: 13times at May 27, 2017 06:21 PM (WHVu+) fnord (WHVu+)


Just sign here for free sugar and cotton, and guaranteed employment.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 06:31 PM (wB8Tg)

163 Now we will be doing the BBQ and party thing.


Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2017 06:30 PM (S/hVx)
Sounds awesome, ig. I'd do a lot to see a pic of you in your Class A. I bet you so hot!

Posted by: Peaches at May 27, 2017 06:31 PM (EgOr3)

164 I have sausage and kidney beans etc. brewing in the crock pot.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 06:31 PM (6qmBU)

165
Philip II, not Carlos, BTW.

England had no real army at the time, and what small number of experienced fighters it had at the time where still engaged in the Netherlands, I believe. (The continued support of the rebellious Dutch - another consequence of not having a Spanish army to deal with at home).

Yeah, I get that the Armada didn't make England's rise to Empire inevitable. I don't buy the notion that it wasn't a significant factor in the long run, though.
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (bZ7mE)

--I knew when I clicked "Post" that I got the wrong Habsburg (like that split second when you know too late that you locked your keys in the car).

I can still see that many of these battles were commas or semicolons rather than exclamation points or periods. Cannae was literally the classic example for two millennia, but while a spectacular victory still not decisive.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:32 PM (GsAUU)

166 Back in about 45 to fire up this week's movie thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 06:34 PM (Z3xqO)

167 153 Ba6 doesn't seem to work either.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:27 PM (sdi6R)

++++

Yes, but it takes longer to fail.

Like I said, Black refuses to play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 06:34 PM (R+30W)

168 161 "Hairdresser on fire" is proving to be sadly prophetic.

So's "Panic".
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 06:30 PM (6FqZa)


--Shout-out to "Death of a Disco Dancer"

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:35 PM (GsAUU)

169 I could go gyro platter or cheeseburger, but I haven't had the veal parm in a while.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 06:35 PM (Sfs6o)

170 "Hairdresser on fire" is proving to be sadly prophetic.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:29 PM (NT3RT)


That raises so many . . . Is that Mojo Nixon? Or am I thinking of Girlfriend in a Coma?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 06:37 PM (mkDpn)

171 I'm the only one playing chess here, aren't I?

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:37 PM (sdi6R)

172 I was tied to the whipping post.

Posted by: Cher at May 27, 2017 06:37 PM (IqV8l)

173 "Girlfriend on a Coma" (I know, I know, it's serious!)


Misery Morrissey, the Pope of Mope.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:38 PM (NT3RT)

174 To quote the philosopher Jim Lahey, birds of a shitfeather flock together.

It seems to be true. Bad people admire other bad people.

Pet thread: Too bad the soldier with a dog on her shoulder can't be given an M4 with a collapsing stock.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 06:38 PM (VdICR)

175 Speaking of nostalgia, FNC playing clips of Perot from '92: "A giant sucking sound."

Speaking of decisive battles, The Donald needs to nail NAFTA and/or The Wall. All the other issues will be afterthoughts.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:38 PM (GsAUU)

176 In! Not on!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:38 PM (NT3RT)

177 This place also has REALLY good tuna salad. Not too watery, and a good onion/celery balance.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 06:39 PM (Sfs6o)

178 I'm the only one playing chess here, aren't I?

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 06:37 PM (sdi6R) fnord (sdi6R)


If you're the only one playing chess, are you really playing chess?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 06:39 PM (wB8Tg)

179 That raises so many . . . Is that Mojo Nixon? Or am I thinking of Girlfriend in a Coma?
Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 06:37 PM (mkDpn)

--Mojo Nixon did the great "Elvis is Everywhere."

"Girlfriend In A Coma" was The Smiths (Morrissey on vocals)

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:40 PM (GsAUU)

180 Don't bring cookies to a pie fight.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 06:40 PM (nlbfN)

181 172
I was tied to the whipping post.



Posted by: Cher at May 27, 2017 06:37 PM (IqV8l)
Good Lord, I feel like I'm dying.

Posted by: Peaches at May 27, 2017 06:40 PM (EgOr3)

182 How 80's is "The Last Dragon", you ask?

We're taking a break from the action with a performance by *DeBarge*.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:40 PM (NT3RT)

183 I'm the only one playing chess here, aren't I?
Not chess... poker.

Posted by: captain james kirk at May 27, 2017 06:41 PM (nlbfN)

184 "Girlfriend In A Coma" was The Smiths (Morrissey on vocals)
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:40 PM (GsAUU)


Mojo did a cover. I'm listening to it right now. It rocks.

Bwahaaha!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 06:41 PM (mkDpn)

185 Fizzbin.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:41 PM (NT3RT)

186 Don't bring cookies to a pie fight.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 06:40 PM (nlbfN) fnord (nlbfN)


http://bit.ly/2rKnvDe

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 06:42 PM (wB8Tg)

187 The death of a disco dancer
Well, it happens a lot 'round here
And if you think Peace
Is a common goal
That goes to show
How little you know
The death of a disco dancer
Well, I'd rather not get involved
I never talk to my neighbour
I'd rather not get involved
Oh
Love, peace and harmony?
Love, peace and harmony?
Oh, very nice
Very nice
Very nice
Very nice
But maybe in the next world

Posted by: The Smiths at May 27, 2017 06:42 PM (GsAUU)

188 I will tell you the major flaw with the cheeseburgers though - for some reason they put the lettuce/tomato/onion between the patty and the BOTTOM bun. Completely retarded.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 06:43 PM (Sfs6o)

189 Mojo did a cover. I'm listening to it right now. It rocks.

Bwahaaha!
Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 06:41 PM (mkDpn)

--Really??

Must check it out.

Quicksand's cover of "How Soon Is Now?" was also good.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:44 PM (GsAUU)

190 Fizzbin.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:41 PM (NT3RT) fnord (NT3RT)


That is an *excellent* hand, on a normal Saturday.

But this is a *holiday weekend*, so you have to pass your high card to your left.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 06:44 PM (wB8Tg)

191 Endgame:
1.Ba6 Rd4+ 2.Bd3 Rxd3+ 3.Kc2 Rf3 4.c8=Q

Now you have KQ vs KR.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 06:45 PM (R+30W)

192 Problem 1:

Rg6

Problem 2:

1) ... Rxh2+

2) ... Qf3

Problem 3:

Bxf7+

Problem 4:

Nf6+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 06:45 PM (zc3Db)

193 Holy crap, just saw a very young William H. Macy.

Everybody's gotta pay their dues, I guess.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:46 PM (NT3RT)

194 I hope the movie thread is dedicated to one late charming super-spy. Barring that, we should set up a theme or something. I find it difficult to read the whole thing because it's more scattered than most threads.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 06:46 PM (VdICR)

195 I don't care what anyone says about Moz, Viva Hate is still a favorite album of mine.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:47 PM (GsAUU)

196 Mad Queen Hillary! is whinging again:

https://pjmedia.com/election/2017/05/27/extraordinary-delusions-and-the-madness-of-hillary-clinton/



Let's see what Muttley has to say about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uSTOHa4Im4



Perhaps what she needs is an Exclusive Hillary! Showing of "Wonder Woman".........with booze.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 06:47 PM (NyJwR)

197 Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (lwiT4)


Grammie, that's what I had, only because I had no hearing loss, it was considered vestibular neuritis. But it's the same thing.

He won't get bloated from just a few weeks on the Prednisone! But he'll probably get real hungry and a bit euphoric. (Some men do get a lil trigger temper)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 06:48 PM (Ehade)

198 Vanity is wearing a beaded asymmetrically hemmed number that Grammie could really rock at the wedding.

Can you do Big 80's Hair, Grammie?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:49 PM (NT3RT)

199 Don't bring cookies to a pie fight.
Posted by: andycanuck


If the snow wolf is chasing your sleigh
It's alright to thrown him a cookie
But don't stop to bake a cake

-faux Polish proverb from Banacek

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 06:49 PM (S6Pax)

200 The Last Dragon was a fun ,campy movie. Vanity was pretty hot too.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 06:50 PM (IDPbH)

201 195 I don't care what anyone says about Moz, Viva Hate is still a favorite album of mine.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:47 PM (GsAUU)
---
Who doesn't love "Suedehead"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:51 PM (NT3RT)

202 Morrissey and The Smiths never did much for me.

I did like these commies though:

The Housemartins "Happy Hour"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfkd5apdKY

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 06:52 PM (NyJwR)

203 More:

Bunning entered play on June 21 with a 6-2 record on the season.[8] He was opposed on the mound by Tracy Stallard in the first game of a doubleheader. Through the first four innings, Bunning totaled four strikeouts through twelve batters. In the fifth inning, Phillies second baseman Tony Taylor preserved the perfect game with his strong defensive play. A diving catch and a throw from the knees kept Mets catcher Jesse Gonder off the bases. Bunning also had a good day at the plate, hitting a double and driving in two runs in the sixth inning. By the end of the game, even the Mets fans were cheering Bunning's effort; he had reached a three-ball count on only two batters, and retired shortstop Charley Smith on a pop-out, and pinch-hitters George Altman and John Stephenson on strikeouts, to complete the perfect game.

Bunning, who at the time had seven children, said that his game, pitched on Father's Day, could not have come at a more appropriate time. He remarked that his slider was his best pitch, "'just like the no-hitter I pitched for Detroit six years ago'", Bunning posted the first regular-season perfect game since Charlie Robertson in 1922 (Don Larsen's perfect game was in the 1956 World Series). The Phillies also won the second game of the doubleheader, 8-2, behind Rick Wise, who earned his first major league victory in his first start.

Bunning's perfect game was the first thrown by a National League pitcher in 84 years. It was also the first no-hitter by a Phillies pitcher since Johnny Lush no-hit the Brooklyn Superbas on May 1, 1906. He is one of only seven pitchers to throw both a perfect game and an additional no-hitter, the others being Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Addie Joss, Cy Young, Mark Buehrle, and fellow Phillie Roy Halladay, whose additional no-hitter came in Game 1 of the 2010 National League Division Series. He was also the first of only five players to throw a no-hitter in both leagues, the others being Young, Johnson, Nolan Ryan and Hideo Nomo.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:53 PM (GsAUU)

204 The second cultural idiom of "Leroy Jenkins".

https://youtu.be/hooKVstzbz0?t=1m1s

I skipped the first minute of joyless chatter.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 06:53 PM (VdICR)

205 I got the wrong Habsburg
Well. They do all look alike.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 06:54 PM (nlbfN)

206 Well. They do all look alike.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 06:54 PM (nlbfN)


It's that lip. Or maybe the ear. Or the hemophilia, hold on, let me check my notes.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 06:57 PM (mkDpn)

207 Who doesn't love "Suedehead"?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 06:51 PM (NT3RT)

--Great tune, and my fave is "Late Night, Maudlin Street."

"Women only like me for my mind" --so true through high school!

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:57 PM (GsAUU)

208 70 67 My degree was in ancient Mediterranean civilisations, not in dressmaking so much. If I was asked to design a dress it would probably look like this
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505388389406930516/
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:46 PM (6FqZa)

--ZOMG those Minoan women totes culturally appropriated hoop earrings from Latina chicks!!11!!!!1!!
Posted by: logprof


I noted back in 2005 that the "Lebanese Protest Babes" everyone was ogling that year looked exactly like their genetic ancestors, the Minoan chicks from the frescoes:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=356087#c23506498

"In 2006 (?) when there was a big outbreak of anti-war and anti-jihad protests in Beirut, horny American blogger dudes began posting pictures (found in overseas news sites) of "Lebanese Protest Babes," of which there seemed to be an overabundance. I noted at the time, and proved with jaw-dropping comparison pictures, that some of these "Lebanese Protest Babes" were the spitting image of Minoan maidens depicted in frescoes 3400 years ago. Same hair, same nose, same dimples, same lips, same everything -- it was amazing...."

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=356087#c23506506

Here's a photo of a typical Lebanese Protest Babe from the 2005 "Cedar Revolution":

http://tinyurl.com/n6tblpr

And here's a typical Minoan maiden on a fresco from 1500 BC:

http://tinyurl.com/k54n2ox

See what I mean?
Posted by: zombie"



Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 06:58 PM (DQ4Fv)

209 Wow, looks like the Koranimals are celebrating Ramadan with a bang.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 06:58 PM (GsAUU)

210 I noted back in 2005 that the "Lebanese Protest Babes" everyone was ogling that year looked exactly like their genetic ancestors, the Minoan chicks from the frescoes:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=356087#c23506498

"In 2006 (?) when there was a big outbreak of anti-war and anti-jihad protests in Beirut, horny American blogger dudes began posting pictures (found in overseas news sites) of "Lebanese Protest Babes," of which there seemed to be an overabundance. I noted at the time, and proved with jaw-dropping comparison pictures, that some of these "Lebanese Protest Babes" were the spitting image of Minoan maidens depicted in frescoes 3400 years ago. Same hair, same nose, same dimples, same lips, same everything -- it was amazing...."

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=356087#c23506506

Here's a photo of a typical Lebanese Protest Babe from the 2005 "Cedar Revolution":

http://tinyurl.com/n6tblpr

And here's a typical Minoan maiden on a fresco from 1500 BC:

http://tinyurl.com/k54n2ox

See what I mean?
Posted by: zombie"



Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 06:58 PM (DQ4Fv)

--Heh.

The murdered Iranian protester Neda was to me the most beautiful. My wife even resembles her a little.

https://goo.gl/images/Aycn2U

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:02 PM (GsAUU)

211 OrgeonMuse, as for the endgame (final problem), if white "blunders" by going Be6 (preventing the rook from going to the c-file), which "allows" Rb8!!, such that if white takes the rook and promotes to a queen (or even to a white rook), which stalemates black -- white actually can still win with either cxb8/N! or cxb8/B!, and then he can mate with the two minor pieces.

I know that Ba6 is "better" and the "right" move, but Be6 works as well. At least I think so.

Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:03 PM (DQ4Fv)

212 Jaw/chin.
See you later... I'm going out for dinner!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 07:03 PM (nlbfN)

213
How is there not a single Democrat in Congress right now with a "tie" to Russia in some way or form?

Of course there is!

So the better question is: Why aren't the Republican Shits exposing him/her/them?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 07:04 PM (a6O80)

214 Steyn:

https://www.steynonline.com/7857/ramadan-bombs-away

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:05 PM (GsAUU)

215
So the better question is: Why aren't the Republican Shits exposing him/her/them?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 07:04 PM (a6O80)

--They're shitheads more concerned with being with the power than the truth.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:06 PM (GsAUU)

216 Well, today I'm one year closer to dead. Time flies.

Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2017 07:06 PM (CDUSe)

217 211 OrgeonMuse, as for the endgame (final problem), if white "blunders" by going Be6 (preventing the rook from going to the c-file), which "allows" Rb8!!, such that if white takes the rook and promotes to a queen (or even to a white rook), which stalemates black -- white actually can still win with either cxb8/N! or cxb8/B!, and then he can mate with the two minor pieces.

I know that Ba6 is "better" and the "right" move, but Be6 works as well. At least I think so.
Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:03 PM (DQ4Fv)


Huh. That's interesting.

All I can say is that's a nasty endgame, and I hope I never get that position in real life.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 07:07 PM (sdi6R)

218 So we lost a Rock and Roll and a Baseball Hall of Famer the past couple of days.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:07 PM (GsAUU)

219 You want Audrey you get Hillary at the counsel for prosecution of Nixon. That's Sam Donaldson's head at the far left.


http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdqt925

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 07:07 PM (6qmBU)

220 216 Well, today I'm one year closer to dead. Time flies.
Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2017 07:06 PM (CDUSe)

--HBD!

[hoists tasty beverage]

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:08 PM (GsAUU)

221 219 You want Audrey you get Hillary at the counsel for prosecution of Nixon. That's Sam Donaldson's head at the far left.


http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdqt925
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 07:07 PM (6qmBU)

--LMAO, thanks for the warning.

Will not click.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:08 PM (GsAUU)

222 So the better question is: Why aren't the Republican Shits exposing him/her/them?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 27, 2017 07:04 PM (a6O80)


Because the GOP turds are trying to run with the Trump/Russia bullshit that their buddies, the Dems, made up out of whole cloth. Remember, these are the same GOP turds who wanted to kill the Tea Party but were happy to let the criminal, violent, rapey Occupoopers get away with everything.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 07:09 PM (zc3Db)

223 happy birthday ronster!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:09 PM (XRIvr)

224 Jim Bunning never won the Cy Young Award.

Stocking up on pub trivia today . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:11 PM (GsAUU)

225 Heh, glad I wasn't flying BA today.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:12 PM (GsAUU)

226 Here is Jim Bunning's SABR biography, which was contained within a link I posted earlier.

http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/bcacaa59

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 07:13 PM (sdi6R)

227 Speaking of dresses, that black number Melania wore today was aces.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:14 PM (GsAUU)

228 Fortunately, Greg Allman's place in the band will be take over by his second cousin, Greg Cashew.














I got nuthin'.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 07:14 PM (NyJwR)

229 Republicans, lapdogs of the Democrats.

That's why Pubbies sounds so much like puppies.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2017 07:15 PM (6qmBU)

230 Good evening fine folks.

Posted by: Billy Vera at May 27, 2017 07:16 PM (e3l1B)

231 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 07:17 PM (Z3xqO)

232 Baltimore glOrioles are sucking hard tonight

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 07:18 PM (XRIvr)

233 nood movie

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 07:19 PM (Z3xqO)

234 211 OrgeonMuse, as for the endgame (final problem), if white "blunders" by going Be6 (preventing the rook from going to the c-file), which "allows" Rb8!!, such that if white takes the rook

Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:03 PM (DQ4Fv)

1.Be6 Rb1+
2.Kd2 Rc1

If white takes the rook, black can't make another move... stalemate. If white doesn't take the rook, the rook takes the pawn. White no longer has sufficient material. Be6 won't work.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 07:19 PM (R+30W)

235 MOVIE SIGN!

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 07:22 PM (sdi6R)

236 226 Here is Jim Bunning's SABR biography, which was contained within a link I posted earlier.

http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/bcacaa59
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 07:13 PM (sdi6R)

--That was a treat to read. Amazing how close Bunning was early in his career to washing out of baseball.

This passage grabbed me:

By 2009 Bunning had lost the support of the powerful Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, effectively ending his political career. In March he apologized for a morbid remark he had made, saying he believed Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg, "could die within a year from pancreatic cancer."

--It's a cruel irony that the lilith zombie Ginsberg has outlived a great man like Bunning.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 07:24 PM (GsAUU)

237 Agree that black can force a draw with 1. ... Rb2+ after 1. Be6, either by stalemate or capturing the c-pawn.

After Ba6, 1. ...Rb2+ doesn't accomplish anything because there is no immediate stalemate threat as the a2 is no longer under attack by white's bishop.

1. ...Rd4+ is the alternative, in which case white must move 2. Bd3 to hold the position, followed by 2. ...Rxd3+, Ke2 and black cannot prevent the pawn from queening. (2. ...Rc4 accomplishes nothing either.)

If white moves his king to c1 or c2 on move 2, black will force a draw with 2. ... Rc4 by stalemate or by capturing the c-pawn.

If white moves his king to e1 or e2 on move 2, then 2. ...Re4+ allows 3. ...Re8 and a draw

Which is why 1. ...Rc4+ does not work after Be6, because after 2. Ke2 2. Re4+, white's bishop is blocking the e-file, preventing 3. ...Re8.

Posted by: civil truth at May 27, 2017 07:25 PM (t3LBb)

238 Ah, now I see the solution to the endgame, which OM just posted! That actually is a legendary theme, in this position boiled down to its essence. Verrrry sneaky!

Posted by: zombie at May 27, 2017 07:25 PM (DQ4Fv)

239 Here's teh Horde's favorite 6'8" clown who sings Imagine to the lyrics of Foo Fighter's My Hero.

https://youtu.be/fTmYiI_Wuac

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 07:27 PM (VdICR)

240 1...Rxh2+
2.Qxh2 Qxh2#

That's the first path. Or, White could make the initial capture with his king.

2.Kxh2 Qh4#

And that's the second.


That's not "2 solutions". That's one solution with an alternate fork. I gave you two actual solutions.

... Qf3

insures mate. If white Queen takes, then Rxh2#
If white doesn't take then black rook takes white queen and mate is close.

Two solutions. A different solution calls for a different first move. If they are two paths from the same first move then it's still only one solution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 07:32 PM (zc3Db)

241 And ... I don't bother reading descriptions for these things. In problem 3 you wrote: "White To Play". It's not until I went back and read all the junk about the problem that I see that it was NOT "White To Play".

The stories about the boards are nice for people who like that sort of stuff but all I look for is the board and who is "to play".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 27, 2017 07:38 PM (zc3Db)

242 I see the flaw with 3. Ke2 after 2. ...Rxc3+.

I'd like to know if there is a regular time for posting the chess positions, as too often I'm late to the game...

Posted by: civil truth at May 27, 2017 07:38 PM (t3LBb)

243 I'd like to know if there is a regular time for posting the chess positions, as too often I'm late to the game...

Posted by: civil truth at May 27, 2017 07:38 PM (t3LBb)


The chess thread gets posted every Sat. approx. 5pm Eastern time, no later than 5:15. I've been pretty good at keeping this schedule.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 08:06 PM (Z3xqO)

244 Since I usually take my nap right after I read the first problem every Saturday, because I don't have a chance in hell of figuring it out, I missed all of the Audrey stuff this time, since I don't even bother to scroll down to the adult questions. It's not my fault that my wiring is all set in the attack position. Anyhow, she, Audrey, is too cool to look at anyhow. Great Chess Thread, again. As usual. And, yeah, I think that Audrey should become the official mascot of the Chess Thread!

Posted by: goon at May 27, 2017 08:52 PM (EaQ6/)

245 Velocity Girl -- "Audrey's Eyes"

https://youtu.be/WoLxXa6W1ug

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 08:57 PM (GsAUU)

246 I assume in number 3 you meant 10. Qxd8, as Bxd8 allows Bxd1.

Posted by: Fischer at May 27, 2017 09:22 PM (IlI+g)

247 Pink picture is "Audrey Hepburn by Norman Parkinson, Vogue US, 1955" http://tinyurl.com/ybn7fzky

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 27, 2017 09:36 PM (d3wbb)

248 [strike]test[/strike]
[strikeout]test[/strikeout]

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2017 09:37 PM (eMKNe)

249 test

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2017 09:38 PM (eMKNe)

250 I assume in number 3 you meant 10. Qxd8, as Bxd8 allows Bxd1.

Posted by: Fischer at May 27, 2017 09:22 PM (IlI+g)


Aargh. Yes, you're right, thank you for that correction.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 10:10 PM (Z3xqO)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

armedforces dogs.jpg

Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Grab a beverage and take a peek at the world of animals.

Usually our opening is a silly photo. How about a moving photo today?

*****


A Little of This. A Little of That.

I think there are some 'Ettes and 'Rons who would qualify for this job. Vet seeks a cat cuddler.

Service dogs, they are everywhere, including a high school year book.

I'm a misanthrope, I would have deep fried it.

Lighten up Francis.

1 down, 8 to go. Fortunate little kitteh.


7 adorable animals.


The wisdom of animals.

Meet The PetMorons


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I don't see any mischief in those eyes.


Been fans of Ace for years, love the pet thread, thought we'd send some pics in.

This is Magnum (the smaller one with the insanely cute, smug smile) and Samson. Pure bred Rough Collies.

We've always rescued animals (dozens over the years) but we had a rescue collie (Rowan) for many years and upon his passing decided that the breed was just perfect for us, so we went in search of another rescue. When we couldn't find one, we decided to go to one of the best collie breeders in the U.S. (Holmhaven) and get one - Magnum came to us at 9 weeks of age, and Samson followed about 6 months later - he was a return due to the owners having financial and health issues. They are actually cousins, and are best friends. What an incredible breed. -Eric


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Bed hog Dobies? Ha, they don't look it.

Mina, standing, and Geddy, sitting. Rescued Geddy as a puppy from a meth head needing money. Mina just wants to be touched. They love swimming in the irrigation canal, hunting mice and gophers on our acreage and love being bed hogs in the morning. S.Lynn

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What a handsome pair of K-9s.

Carly & Eddie (monster)-V J


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You're welcome Jim and Rowan.

Hi, this is my dog named Rowan. Australian Cattle Dog with a lot of energy. He's surveying the back yard two years ago in the winter. I'm a lurker who spends most of my time at The Hostages where I typically post on Thursdays.

Thanks for running one of my favorite threads at the mothership - Jim


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Last but not least are these cute cats.

Say Hello to Tammy and Tig. Tammy showed up on our doorstep quite thoroughly pregnant; Tig is the only survivor of his litter. When he was born we put a berm of towels up around their nesting place to keep the kittens from crawling out of their nest. First day he was born tig crawled straight to the berm and up on top and took station on guard. Figgered he had some Tig in him. He'g going on 7 weeks now, over 27 ounces, will fight anything, and REALLY lets you know his opinion of veterinarian anal probes. -richard mcenroe


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That's a wrap for another week. Thank you for all your submissions. If you want to submit something try us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Hope you and your pets have a great weekend!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:54 PM (Ot7+c)

2 Pounced on that like a cat I did

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:54 PM (Ot7+c)

3 Magnum sure is a charmer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2017 02:55 PM (u82oZ)

4 Two collies remind me we have a good cat and bad cat, whichever is doing something bad the other is the good cat.
My wife tells me there there ard no good cats.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:59 PM (Ot7+c)

5 Another fine bunch of Moranimals!
One of my favorite threads of the week, this one is.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 03:00 PM (w7KSn)

6 Pet Thread!!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 03:00 PM (Sfs6o)

7 Woof! Woof! Barack I am your pet German shepherd!

Posted by: Angela Merkel at May 27, 2017 03:02 PM (vRcUp)

8 What does one have to do to get the job of Dog Carrier in the US military?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 03:02 PM (R+30W)

9 Sweet pics of pets

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:03 PM (TiwO/)

10 Once again the Moronimals prove we do *so* have high standards. At least for our pets. What an adorable bunch of troublemakers! And that military dog totally is thinking "I pulled off the fake limp AGAIN! Yay me!"

Had a baby crow learning to fly a few days ago. Flopped on the ground and mom and dad were NOT pleased when I came too near Junior (ignorance is no excuse). I claim them as pets since they have their nest in my yard. Junior is doing much better with the whole flying thing now and is now working on keeping all his feathers tucked. (We still have a few baby feathers that will not lie smooth--so adorable!)

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at May 27, 2017 03:03 PM (mDjbp)

11 I say it every time but I don't give a crap, I love the pet thread.
You guys have some really cool pets.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 27, 2017 03:04 PM (U+nHb)

12 WeaselDog chewed her way to unsupervised daytime household freedom through the plastic baby gate mesh, so I'm over-engineering a replacement with solid wood panels.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 03:05 PM (Sfs6o)

13 Is that picture at the top from that new movie--I forget the name. The ads for it look pretty good.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:06 PM (bwBxJ)

14 Happy Caturday!

(looks at inspiring first picture)

The color balance and lighting is way off, but... is that a *fake* or *prop* M-16?

Looks entirely monotone and glossy in the wrong places. Are NatG units still using old non-flattops from the 80s? The charging handle looks curved.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:06 PM (wB8Tg)

15 The wisdom of animals.

This is going to be a link to writings by Fidel, Kim Jong, and Yoko. Correct?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 03:08 PM (vRcUp)

16 A Swedish pet owner gave an injured fish a new leash on life with a home-made harness that allows the creature to swim around in its tank.

Ja! Und if the Muslims want to blow up me and my fish, I guess we both deserve it.

Posted by: neutered Swede at May 27, 2017 03:12 PM (vRcUp)

17 Moroni also Geddy reminds me of a cat I met a while back. The boarding kennel we use for our pets has several cats that "work" there : begging for pettings from the customers and walking on the keyboard when the human staff are trying to ring up the bill.

The new one's name was Crystal--not a weird name but the staffer went on to explain that she was a rescue because her owners had been arrested for making meth. She's a nice kitty.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:15 PM (bwBxJ)

18 Pounced on that like a cat I did

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:54 PM (Ot7+c)

Like a cat on a cheese-filled mouse.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 27, 2017 03:15 PM (tHwdc)

19 I found that stock photo pretty much everywhere, but no idea where it came from. Looks older than the new movie if links can be trusted.

Looks like her name is Wenke. Haven't found the story behind the picture.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:15 PM (wB8Tg)

20 Merovign, the 'prop' M-16s I have seen usually have a magazine molded into the magazine well. This one does not.

Charging handle is being seen from above and at an angle so not only seeing the top but the thickness of it, so that might account for the 'curve' you mention.

I would be very surprised if every M-16 in the US military has been changed over to the flat-top version. Talk about expense so older but still capable models will linger in inventory.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (TiwO/)

21 Taking animals into a illegal combat zone is agauinst the law!!!! Presdent Oblama will hear about this people !!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (WmgTn)

22 Gah! Effing autocorrect!

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (bwBxJ)

23 Didn't I just mention my fondness for schnitzel.

Posted by: TFG at May 27, 2017 03:17 PM (FhXTo)

24 The wisdom of animals.

Is that guy supposed to be Muslim? Muslims don't like dogs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 03:19 PM (vRcUp)

25 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (TiwO/)

As I say it may be the lighting, but it looks like it's all the same material. It's definitely a much older design.

The photo seems to be too popular to find the real story behind it, but there are hundreds of different versions at random blogs, forums, pinterest, etc.

I was just curious about the oddity and the original story behind the picture.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:19 PM (wB8Tg)

26 What an awesome pet thread!!! (Of course, they are all awesome)

The collies are gorgeous, but so are the Dobies and the Rotties, and the ACD, and the kitties...

I am so happy we have an animal loving Horde. It gives me faith in humanity.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2017 03:20 PM (V+V48)

27 M16A3 ?

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 03:23 PM (apyCW)

28 That collie is looking pretty coy. Or planning something.

Posted by: Eric Hoffer's Thumb at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (e6aCv)

29 Perhaps Merovign, you could write a story for the picture? Set it into the future on another planet.

Had my imagination hijacked over to the third Tanya story because the climatic scene demanded to be written Nyaow! Almost 1,200 words later it was done. Now back to my regularly scheduled writing of second story. I hope, unless the fourth story wants attention.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (TiwO/)

30 CS and CSS units are likely still equipped with M-16A2s, for the reasons given above.

hell, my unit didn't get M-9s until around the end of the century, and everyone still had M-16A1s when i got out in '03.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (rq3YI)

31 The collies!!! OMG THE COLLIES!!! I simply love collies more than any animal in the world. Eric, yours are especially beautiful and their expressions are heartrending.

They are amazingly affectionate and easy to train. I had a male tri-color, Dunrobin of Kingswood "Robin." I got him when I was 19.

Did I mention I love collies?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 27, 2017 03:26 PM (TdMsT)

32 I have to commend our Moron friend richard mcenroe for taking in pregnant kitty, Tammy. It's sad that anyone would abandon an animal in that state, but we have had more than one story from commenters who did the same thing.
You're a good guy, richardm.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 27, 2017 03:27 PM (Rsi2C)

33 A while back, a bobtail longhair orange/white striped kitty appeared in our yard. My darling bride started feeding it, so it stuck around, imagine that.

Anyway, it got liquored up and loved on, or the feline equivalent, and, surprise, surprise, a litter of four kittens arrived.

The daddy must have been of a swarthy variety, for two of the brood are black striped. The remainder favor their mama.

Interestingly, one of each color pair are bobtails. Whodathunkit?

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (oKO0e)

34 M16A3 ?

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 03:23 PM (apyCW)


Flattop.

As I said, it's probably the lighting in the picture or editing, it just looks like it's one big molded plastic piece. 'Swhy I thought it might be from a movie.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (wB8Tg)

35 I love Rowan, what a handsome heeler.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (Ri/rl)

36 Again, an almost ridiculously good-looking buncha moranimals. You can see how hard they work for their kibble.

Son's puppy stayed at my house last weekend. She is really pretty good for 4 mos and does try to obey. My old dog keeps her in line if her puppyness gets ahead of her. Cat finally confronted the puppy and could not understand why she wasn't cowering and crying like the toddler when the cat has had enough. I think mine forgot the two kittens who stayed weekends when son was busy and couldn't leave them alone yet. Puppies and kittens are cute and all, but the sigh of relief when they go back to their own home is pretty heartfelt.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (MIKMs)

37 in other news, we adopted a new kitteh last week.

we were at the feed store for cat litter and such, and there was a new flyer for "Royce" who's person had gotten very ill, and wouldn't be coming home to care for him.

the location was right around the corner, so we went over, decided he seemed like a good fit, and brought him home.

he wasn't happy with the trip. and spent the first day or two under the bed during the day, but would come out late at night.

then he started coming out when Resident Evil came home from w*rk.

as of yesterday, he's out and about, just like all the other house lions.

gonna be awhile though, before we see how he likes his new yard.

he's a DSH tabby, very vocal, and is already taking no shit from the other boys. he even put Mijo in check, which serves the pushy little shit right.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (rq3YI)

38 How many times do you have to just miss a garter snake with the lawn mower before it's a pet? Asking for my cat.

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)

39 I think part of is that the pup probably weighs more than PVT Wenke.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 03:32 PM (brIR5)

40 Perhaps Merovign, you could write a story for the picture? Set it into the future on another planet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (TiwO/)


Yeah, ideas are *not* my problem.

I'm already summarizing like 12 books into the future trying to get new ideas out of my head so I can work on what I'm supposed to be working on.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:32 PM (wB8Tg)

41 yaaay the food thread!

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:32 PM (ILitO)

42 does Obama eat escargot? if he does, does he know what it is?

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:33 PM (ILitO)

43 by the way, I still appreciate whoever it was who first came up with "Donny Two-Scoops". Same person could have called me "Hillary Twelve Shots" but I would have found him and turned him into... never mind...

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:35 PM (ILitO)

44 ok, where is everyone..?

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (ILitO)

45 Pasture walk in very tall grass with Layla the Wonder Pup today. Tick city after all the rain we've had! I found 3 crawling on me when we got back. I may need to borrow a vial of her flea and tick treatment.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (/SBPe)

46 Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)
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Your cat cuts the grass?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (Sfs6o)

47 and Keith Olbermann is still a twat.

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (ILitO)

48 I have a cat that will eat spider plants till he throws up.

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:37 PM (ILitO)

49 I think it's interesting that the guy made a harness for his fish. I think that was very clever engineering.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:39 PM (qES5k)

50 So when is Barky commencing his post-presidency apology tour?

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:39 PM (ILitO)

51 RIP Gregg Allman

Posted by: vizzy at May 27, 2017 03:40 PM (s5Khz)

52 re 49: very useful when you want to take your fish for a walk.

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:40 PM (ILitO)

53 Our rough collies (one a backyard breeder dog, the other a Gambit collie) would lay in the doorways when the weather was good and the doors were open. If a child, or even me, went outside, one would follow and the other would stay inside to guard they family. If I was working outside for a long time, the outside collie might eventually go back inside, but the other would come out to watch. Always. Best dogs ever.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 27, 2017 03:40 PM (w7U7L)

54 Beautiful pets again, people! Love those collies, so dignified looking.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 03:41 PM (+tKYk)

55 Merovign, I thought your first novel was done and all you were doing was tweaking/fixing it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:41 PM (TiwO/)

56 Years ago collies were getting a rep for being dumb because allegedly they were being bred only for their sexy looks.

I'm glad to learn that's not true!

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:43 PM (bwBxJ)

57 I still have toddler coming over at least one day a week, even though I am supposed to get a vacation while kidlet#2 is on maternity leave. The two old farts (dog and cat) really went into a decline when they didn't have the kid for a couple weeks. They both seem to remember what a baby is and I was laughing when they laid down on separate sides of the car seat with noses touching the new baby's leg. It will be a zoo when I have both grandkids, but my trusty assistants will be there to nag me if the baby snuffles or fills her pants.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:45 PM (MIKMs)

58 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (rq3YI)

Congratulations on your new family member. That was nice of you to adopt the cat from a person who was sick. When we got our ferall rescue Tabby from a from a friend the cat got out of the room we had her in and retreated to a crawlspace in what we call our box room. She was in there for two days, I got worried but now (2 years later( she's a happy inside cat looking out the windows and occasionally jumping up up and hanging off the front door window l as if it's bars in a prison and she had rather high decibel level purr.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:45 PM (qES5k)

59 Merovign, I thought your first novel was done and all you were doing was tweaking/fixing it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:41 PM (TiwO/)


Last chapter needs a rewrite.

Then the whole thing needs a revision pass, I have like 20 pages of notes.

If I could focus that would be easier. Rough time with meds recently.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:46 PM (wB8Tg)

60 Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (/SBPe)

Speaking of ticks, vet gave me a prescription for Bravecto for Conor and so far it seems to be working. It is not a tick repellent, but ticks that bite supposedly wither and die within 6-12 hours or so. The dose lasts for 12 weeks. Conor seems no worse for wear after most of a week and I haven't seen a new tick yet, and the old ones dropped off, but it is still early in the tick season, and the monsoons here have been conducive to walks.

I don't like meds like this but Conor was plagued with ticks before and was really upset when I tried to remove ticks, so I decided to try this.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 03:47 PM (gwPgz)

61
*Trumpet fanfare!* The Pet Thread!

Another great job, MisHum and another great selection of Moron Pets. Love the ones who were rescues and love their rescuers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 03:48 PM (F8jk2)

62 For two hours I worked in the flower beds, then my terrier mix came over and sat down in front of me.
Smart dog...time to quit.

Beer!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 03:48 PM (0tfLf)

63 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 03:19 PM (vRcUp)

I could be rather sensitive but I thought the comment about "Pets are just not interested in the things we care about" showing what was obviously intended to be Jesus and the two thieves on the cross was rather smug. Would they have shown jihadis cutting off people's heads? I doubt it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:49 PM (qES5k)

64 When I was a youngster my best friend's family had a collie. I could never figure out why she always smelled so much better than the dogs we had on our farm. Eventually it dawned on me that the collie actually got regular baths instead of just swimming in the creek.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at May 27, 2017 03:49 PM (/SBPe)

65 Almost forgot about the pet thread! Darned errands.

Great looking bunch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 03:49 PM (PY9jH)

66 Mother and kitten. Awwww-so cute!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:50 PM (qES5k)

67 The cat that adopted us a month or so ago has taken over. He's not as affectionate as he was at first. Guess he figures, I got what I wanted, now I'll do as I please.
He loves to be outside and is a good hunter. Hope he puts a dent in the Vole population.

Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2017 03:50 PM (CDUSe)

68 As always, a great looking group of well loved pets.

S. Lynn, what livestock do you use the pens for?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 03:51 PM (evw2O)

69 38 How many times do you have to just miss a garter snake with the lawn mower before it's a pet? Asking for my cat.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)


A snake on my property means a for sale sign in my front yard.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 27, 2017 03:51 PM (TdMsT)

70 Twenty pages of revisions?

Are you fixing really massively glaring problems or polishing that P1800 chrome fender one more time just to discover you managed to remove the last atom of chrome to expose the nickel coating below?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:52 PM (TiwO/)

71 Oldest daughter Maegan the Virtuous was shepherdess at Mt Sac college for 5 years. When she first started, the sheep would head for the bottom 40 and refuse to obey. She called me up and said, "Daddy, I need you to bring Clearwater down." He'd never seen a sheep in his life, but the next morning she took him with her. The sheep ran to the bottom 40. Megs took the collie down, and ran a sweep with him to herd the sheep to the barn. The next morning, "She said to him, "Go get the." Dog joyfully sweeps into the field, and drives the sheep to the barn. The next morning, the sheep saw the collie coming and ran to the barn. Both the collie and the sheep knew their job. Later Megs had me bring Tamarack, the other collie, and did the same thing with her. Collies are the BEST. DOGS. EVER.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 27, 2017 03:52 PM (w7U7L)

72 A few weeks ago I mentioned we were considering adopting a kitten through a rescue organization. Went through the paperwork and home visit. Precious little guy.

Upon giving ourselves the weekend to consider, we chose to allow our soon-to-be sixteen y.o. kitty to live out however much time she has left in peace.

She seems to have recovered fully from Spanky's death, and is doing really well on her hyperthyroid meds, putting on weight, and occasionally going on a running sprint through the house, nearly bouncing off the walls.

When she passes (which vet said could be a few more years), we'll adopt two (perhaps bonded) kitties.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 03:53 PM (PY9jH)

73 Hadrian the Seventh- How did the show turn out?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 03:54 PM (evw2O)

74 Holy shit, that doggie in the pic looks balls-out happy as hell!

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 03:54 PM (GsAUU)

75 Love the pet thread. My cuddle monster is Mellie, a cat rescued twice. Has only been outside once. She greets me at the door every night, curls up with me to sleep, and is only interested in the keyboard when I'm using it. She's my boon companion. Now if I could get her to understand that she's supposed to eat any bugs. . .

Posted by: Biblio at May 27, 2017 03:55 PM (4Dr5C)

76 Dogs and cats need jobs to feel accomplishment just like people. It always amazes me how much they crave the responsibility -- like I said, they go into a decline when they don't have their own job whether self-appointed or assigned.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:56 PM (MIKMs)

77 I think part of is that the pup probably weighs more than PVT Wenke.
Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 03:32

The pups' weight crossed my mind, that's a big dog to carry on your shoulders. I'm not about to hoist our 100 lb Bailey on my shoulders and carry her very far!

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2017 03:56 PM (4bBUU)

78 Wow, so many pairs of handsome pets!

I love this islet of peace and calm.

I'll put off listening to Mark Steyn's latest video for a bit.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 03:57 PM (GsAUU)

79 Oh man.
Not Gregg.
I'm really getting old. Saw them at the Honolulu International Center probably 44 years ago.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 03:58 PM (qREJU)

80 Our Sandy sleeps pressed up against my side every night. She will actually go and meow and "nag" my husband to get him to come to bed, and then she gets on his chest to allow him to "worship" her. She's been doing this since she was teeny tiny. Oh, and when she's on his chest, she tucks her right paw under her chest and grabs his finger or thumb with her left paw and squeezes it like a baby does.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 03:58 PM (PY9jH)

81 MY big boy Smokey brought me a present yesterday morning. A dead possum. I think he felt bad for it because he kept looking at it and looking at me. "Make it move!" My husband disposed of it. He usually brings in live things that he drops on the kitchen floor and then we spent hours looking for them all over the house. Our female just kills the creatures and leaves them where they lay. Smokey wants to play with them a while. This is the boy that was supposed to have died of pneumonia in January. He's a tough old guy.

Posted by: Abby at May 27, 2017 03:59 PM (HBU7W)

82 Are you fixing really massively glaring problems or polishing that P1800 chrome fender one more time just to discover you managed to remove the last atom of chrome to expose the nickel coating below?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:52 PM (TiwO/)


Neither. In the process of writing (sadly kind of out of order) I have simply found a lot of things I can substantially improve.

Rather do it now than wait through half a dozen rejection slips 'cause they saw the same things. This is taking too long, but that would take a lot longer.

I may be crawling across the finish line, but I intend to finish.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 04:00 PM (wB8Tg)

83 they go into a decline when they don't have their own job whether self-appointed or assigned.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:56 PM (MIKMs)


Conor Dog has decided his job is to jump on the sofa and get in my lap whenever I sit down and try to read! And he's trained me into realizing there are far worse ways to read!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 04:01 PM (gwPgz)

84 Reading about Gregg Allman.
11 times in rehab.
Married to Cher.
Hep C.
And still, he made it to age 69.
My wife once administered an EKG test to him back in teh '90s.
Came home describing all of the tattoos he had.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:01 PM (w7KSn)

85 Posted by: Abby at May 27, 2017 03:59 PM (HBU7W)


Lol. We have a friend whose cat brings them "gifts" every night. They have to check her mouth before they let her in, because she's brought in mice and lizards that she's turned loose.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 04:01 PM (PY9jH)

86 Wait....what happened to Gregg Allman??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 04:02 PM (PY9jH)

87 86 Wait....what happened to Gregg Allman??
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 04:02 PM (PY9jH)

+++

Passed away. No cause given yet.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:04 PM (+tKYk)

88 My dad's cat would do that too. He would bring in snakes and frogs from their pond. Smokey is my dog, though, and I have never received live presents from any of our other dogs. He has a very soft mouth and even came in with a baby bunny that managed to hop all over our house.

Posted by: Abby at May 27, 2017 04:04 PM (HBU7W)

89 Love the pix of the dobies! Our "princess" Lola is a 12 year old dobie who weights in at 65 lbs w/o an ounce of fat on her. How do I provide a pix of her for this weekly feature? Txs!

Posted by: Zogger at May 27, 2017 04:04 PM (SKahJ)

90 Oh, yeah, almost forgot.
Liver transplant.
RIP Gregg.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (w7KSn)

91 I could be rather sensitive but I thought the comment about "Pets are just not interested in the things we care about" showing what was obviously intended to be Jesus and the two thieves on the cross was rather smug. Would they have shown jihadis cutting off people's heads? I doubt it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Gah. I'm an idiot - I just kind of blanked out in confusion when I saw it the first time. I think that was just an obnoxious slam against Christianity.

"They want nothing to do with our perilous and tortured agendas". Stupid English poofter caused me to think at the beginning that he would veer off into something libtarded.

I'm starting to think that the only alternatives are Christian theocracy, Secular Theocracy or Muslim Theocracy, and the last two are the same. As an unbeliever, I think I would prefer the first.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (vRcUp)

92 Former VP candidate Tim Kaine's youngest son, Linwood*, was arrested for protesting at a pro-Trump event.

*Who names a kid Linwood?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (TiwO/)

93 Hadrian the Seventh- How did the show turn out?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 03:54 PM (evw2O)


Dot: Won her Futurity class. Got a cut in American-Bred.

Delilah: Won the Bred-by-Exhibitor class (always a very tough one) but wasn't Winners or Best Bred-by.

Carmen: Best Brood Bitch in Futurity. Second in 7-10 Veteran Bitch to the eventual Best in Specialty winner.

The peanut gallery loved Delilah, who might have been, with justice, Winners. Her Majesty, who wanted her to duplicate grandmother Lacey's feat of going Winners at the National to finish in 2000, was disappointed, but I pointed out that Lacey was almost a year older when she did it.

Next year, Richland, WA.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 04:07 PM (Sxn4J)

94 Beautiful Rottweilers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 04:08 PM (89T5c)

95 The worst horror one of my cats inflicted on me was leaving three dead baby bunnies outside the patio door - all perfectly lined up in a row.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:09 PM (+tKYk)

96 FoF pitcher, Congressman and Senator Jim Bunning has left the dugout, age 85.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 04:09 PM (brIR5)

97 Jim Bunning dead today at 85. Hall of Fame pitcher and former US senator.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:09 PM (qJhUV)

98 Jim Bunning dead today at 85. Hall of Fame pitcher and former US senator.

RIP Gregg Allman


I feel fine!

*nervously checks pulse*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (tVnTe)

99 83 they go into a decline when they don't have their own job whether self-appointed or assigned.


Ginny has several jobs. Her self assigned ones are to make sure that the mailman, ups driver, and fedex guys hear her viciousness (she sounds like a squeak toy) and retreat from the house after they've approached. So far she's been highly successful.

He second self assigned job is to make sure no one climbs the 8 foot fence at the far back of the yard. Most times people walk completely down its length before realizing that she's protecting the place. She must continually run the entire distance or they might double back. This task has given her "impressive musculature" according to the vet. Might want to copy it for GAINZZ.

Another is to answer the house phone. When it rings she rushes to it. Hasn't figured out how to do the rest, but she's go the first part down.

Also acts as greeter, food sweeper, cooking pan/pot degreaser.

Weirdly, she's the only dog I've ever had that "hugs" like a person.

Assigned tasks are simpilier, companion, alerter, vermin killer and warmth provider.

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (xrSGs)

100 About 0130 one night I heard Ra, my one-eyed no-tail cat, talking loudly outside. So opened door to investigate, Mama Cat and him promptly come inside. Whereupon Ra drops to the floor the body of a vole which he proceeded to eat in front of me with crunchy noises clearly heard.

Ah, pet love.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (TiwO/)

101 Remember a couple of nights ago when several of us Morons were talking abour perfect games?

R.I.P. Jim Bunning.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bunning%27s_perfect_game

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:13 PM (GsAUU)

102 Brody had his first exposure to a coyote the other day. I heard him baying and spotted the varmint.

Brody was content to bark from the safety of the barn.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:14 PM (evw2O)

103 Success Merovign, may it be a runaway best-seller for you.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:14 PM (TiwO/)

104 I'm starting to think that the only alternatives are Christian theocracy, Secular Theocracy or Muslim Theocracy, and the last two are the same. As an unbeliever, I think I would prefer the first.Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (vRcUp)


At a minimum, fewer mass graves with the first.

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (xrSGs)

105 Ugh, Jim Bunning's Wiki page is almost 100% about his Senate career, not his baseball one.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (GsAUU)

106 Love the pairs of pets today. Especially the kittehs.

And Rowan reminds me of one of our dear departed dogs. Nice pose.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (BVQ+1)

107 Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (xrSGs)

+++


My son's Lab also likes to hug. In fact he insists upon it.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (+tKYk)

108 No voles in the yard thanks to the neighborhood kittehs.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (89T5c)

109 Oh, and when lefties talk about "Christian theocracy" they always mean "uncelebratory of buttsex."

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (xrSGs)

110 My spirit soars when I make it in time to catch the Pet Thread while it is happening, instead of a day later. My new chemo wreaks havoc on my time sense but this week I managed to get it right. I dunno how...
Thanks, horde.
Will be sending my (neurologically challenged) Rosie's pics soon. Yeah I know you've all heard that before but I really do mean it.
Love you all, and your fur babies (past and present).
Balm for my besieged body and mind.
Blessings always.

Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (yebHB)

111 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (vRcUp)

Yes; It was s slam against Christianity. My analogy was a poor one and the video is probably against religious belief in general, but they wouldn't have had the guts to show a Muslim reading a Koran.

America will never be a Christian theocracy. The closest we came was the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Perhaps you should just consider asking God to reveal Himself (I don't mean asking God to do some miracles or "show tricks. i.e., levitate my car" to prove God's existence) but just to do it in simple ways. This is discussed in a chapter in a book "Ten prayers God always says yes to" by Anthony DeStefano-a good book, IMO-which you could probably get from interlibrary loan. I have to go now and this is the pet thread and not the theology thread (Sorry for the digression folks!)-but you are obviously a smart, interesting and thoughtful man and I'm sure God would be pleased could you come or once again come to believe in him. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (qES5k)

112 105 Ugh, Jim Bunning's Wiki page is almost 100% about his Senate career, not his baseball one.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (GsAUU)


Here you go.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B/Pbunnj101.htm

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:20 PM (sdi6R)

113 From Wiki:

As the perfect game developed, Bunning defied the baseball superstition that no one should talk about a no-hitter in progress, speaking to his teammates about the perfect game to keep himself relaxed and loosen up his teammates. Bunning had abided by the tradition during a near-no hitter a few weeks before, determining afterwards that keeping quiet didn't help.[2]

Gus Triandos, Bunning's catcher, had also caught Hoyt Wilhelm's no-hitter on September 20, 1958 while with the Baltimore Orioles, becoming the first catcher to catch no-hitters in both leagues.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:20 PM (GsAUU)

114 Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (yebHB)

+++

So glad you are here today. I will pray for your good health and successful chemo treatments.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:21 PM (+tKYk)

115 My neighbor keeps wishing very loudly that I had another mighty hunter cat like my previous. Cat would leave vole bodies at the back doors of favored neighbors every day -- who were well-trained by the hunter to dispense treats.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 04:21 PM (MIKMs)

116 Watching The Steel Helmet on TCM.

Seems like a good Memorial Day Weekend flick.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:23 PM (GsAUU)

117 and this is the pet thread and not the theology thread
=====

Oh, I don't know. There does seem to be some overlap with all Creatures Great and Small (including us).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 04:24 PM (MIKMs)

118 Gus Triandos, Bunning's catcher, had also caught Hoyt Wilhelm's
no-hitter on September 20, 1958 while with the Baltimore Orioles,
becoming the first catcher to catch no-hitters in both leagues.

Bunning beat Tracy Stallard in his perfect game against the Mets. Stallard also gave up Roger Maris's 61st homer in 1961. Talk about the wrong side of history.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:25 PM (qJhUV)

119 I've tried to imagine the consciousness of a cat, and the nearest I can come is that it is something that sees you come into its visual field, and then consists of expectations. Totally selfish. I love cats, but I am not at all convinced that animal consciousness is anything like human consciousness, so I wouldn't rush into the whole "I prefer animals to people" thing. They are really a black box.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:26 PM (vRcUp)

120 Bunning beat Tracy Stallard in his perfect game against the Mets. Stallard also gave up Roger Maris's 61st homer in 1961. Talk about the wrong side of history.
Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:25 PM (qJhUV)

--So Stallard was the William Jennings Bryan of baseball?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:27 PM (GsAUU)

121 Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent and Micheal Obama a Happy Memorial Day. We miss and still love you both ...

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2017 04:28 PM (WmgTn)

122 We await a bitch puppy, a Belgian sheepdog. The momma's due about June 6, so we'll have our new girl first week August.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 27, 2017 04:31 PM (BeKMO)

123 121 Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent and Micheal Obama a Happy Memorial Day. We miss and still love you both ...
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2017 04:28 PM (WmgTn)

--Speaking of ghey butt secks . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:31 PM (GsAUU)

124 Kid from New Hampshire is going for his FIFTH consecutive no hitter today

http://tinyurl.com/y7m98d8s

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:32 PM (qJhUV)

125 Rita, I had been wondering to myself how you're doing, and here you are! I hope the side effects lessen or at least become more manageable.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 04:33 PM (bwBxJ)

126 Rita:

Prayers up for renewed strength and healing.

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2017 04:37 PM (c5dWW)

127 Congratulations, Les Kinetic. Good time of the year for a puppy. Plenty warm outside for the pee call.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:39 PM (evw2O)

128 >>>Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (qES5k)

Ok Thank you, I'll look that up. That title is a teaser.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:40 PM (vRcUp)

129 Heh, one of the ads on the HQ home page is for Svedka.

The Universe is trying to tell me something, and it's that I can't afford Svedka but I shall drink vodka.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:41 PM (GsAUU)

130 Is that a shoulder-fired Alsatian the soldier is carrying?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 04:42 PM (nlbfN)

131 Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (yebHB)

Glad to see you here and hope that the chemo does the good things it is supposed to and with very few of the side-effects.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 04:43 PM (gwPgz)

132 Right now there's a really awesome Gregg Allman, Jim Bunning, Zbigniew Brzezinski jam session going on in heaven.

Posted by: mark1971 at May 27, 2017 04:43 PM (xPl2J)

133 Zbig croaked as well?

Zbig: "Take my daughter. Please."

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:45 PM (GsAUU)

134 Who names a kid Linwood?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (TiwO/)

Probably his mama or one of his grandmother's maiden name.

We do that down here, which is how why you see a lot of women named Michaels, Carter, etc.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 04:45 PM (BAfyf)

135 Kind of approppos that Greg Alman died on Memorial Day weekend. I heard him give an interview to Dusty Street on a Memorial Day years ago where he was bragging how he got drunk one night and shot one of his toes off so he would flunk his pre-induction physical during the Vietnam war.

Everyone on the radio thought it was just too cool; me, not so much (remember, this was Memorial Day).

I've always wondered who had to go in that rich prick's place, and if he made it through nam OK.

Posted by: Subterranean JT at May 27, 2017 04:48 PM (qG0hz)

136 Snakes ( the non poisonous kind) are there to get rid of other creatures. I'm sure Rattlesnakes, Cottonmouths and Water Moccasins eat pests too but no thanks to them.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 04:49 PM (Ot7+c)

137 136 Snakes ( the non poisonous kind) are there to get rid of other creatures. I'm sure Rattlesnakes, Cottonmouths and Water Moccasins eat pests too but no thanks to them.
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 04:49 PM (Ot7+c)

--Cottonmouths are the same snakes as water moccasins.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

138 Everyone on the radio thought it was just too cool; me, not so much (remember, this was Memorial Day).

I've always wondered who had to go in that rich prick's place, and if he made it through nam OK.
Posted by: Subterranean JT at May 27, 2017 04:48 PM (qG0hz)

--It sure as shit wasn't Bill Clinton.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:52 PM (GsAUU)

139 --Cottonmouths are the same snakes as water moccasins.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

+++

I guess that's good. In a sense.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:52 PM (+tKYk)

140 Former VP candidate Tim Kaine's youngest son, Linwood*, was arrested for protesting at a pro-Trump event.

He belonged to a group that was paid to provoke fighting. I don't think I would shed a tear if they were victims of police brutality.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 04:53 PM (VdICR)

141 Miss me yet?

Posted by: Checkers at May 27, 2017 04:53 PM (DMUuz)

142 I found a snake in the lobby where I work about a month ago. I've been there over 20 years and there was never a snake in the lobby before.

So you never know.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:54 PM (sdi6R)

143 Washrivergirl, stace gets two scoops and ibguy:
(& any I miss):
Thank you all so much for your prayers and good wishes, especially from those here with their own life issues (you hearing me, ibguy?)

I mostly lurk, and I find myself praying almost constantly for various horde members/family/friends. Because prayer works. I'm proof, been on chemo for over two years. Someday I Will grasp that light at the end of that tunnel that keeps winking at me. God willing.

I am blessed. And I reiterate; I love you all. You lift me up.
But now I must snooze. This "being on time" stuff Can be wearying.

Everyone have a wondrous Memorial Weekend, beloveds.

Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:56 PM (yebHB)

144 shot one of his toes off so he would flunk his pre-induction physical during the Vietnam war.

And yet he married Cher. I know which one seems scariest!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 04:56 PM (GXVIG)

145 Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:54 PM (sdi6R)

+++

How'd you "deal" with it?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (+tKYk)

146 Cher filed for divorce after 9 days.
I wonder who out-weirded who.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (w7KSn)

147 Scariest moment in my life. I'm swimming in a lake and look up and there is a wad of water moccasins in the water right in front of me. Thank G-d I wasn't very far from shore.

I never swim in anything but a pool now.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (evw2O)

148 Gotta love Comedy Central, having this The President Show, making Trump, a ridiculously successful businessman, out to be a moron after eight years of Slow Joe and the Diversity Hire President who gave us "corpseman." To be sure, Trump has a lot of tics and quirks that are funny and ripe for comedy, but this is so nakedly partisan that Teh Funneh is just stillborn.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:58 PM (GsAUU)

149 Years ago we lived across the street from a very nice couple, both majors in the Army.

My husband and I were in our front yard one day when we noticed some distress across the street. Our neighbors came over and asked us what to about this little snake on their porch they were scared of. I was happy to go over there, ID it and move it, but the whole time I was thinking, gee these folks are in the Army and they're scared of this thing? I guess I should've cut them some slack for being yankees and not familiar with the local fauna. They actually did the smart thing.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 04:59 PM (bwBxJ)

150 7 adorable animals - the turkey hug video - on YouTube, four thumbs-down.

Who in everlovin' heck would down-vote a hugging turkey video? Maybe it was some friends of the dog.

Howdy, Animal Morons. Our report: all five cats and the dog continue to live in relative health, although the dog is showing signs of not being a puppy anymore.

Posted by: mindful webworker - arf arf it is to larf at May 27, 2017 04:59 PM (hGZJP)

151 I'm tired of all these muthafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' thread!

Posted by: SLJ at May 27, 2017 04:59 PM (GsAUU)

152 Cher filed for divorce after 9 days.
I wonder who out-weirded who.


Britney Spears got married and annulled in 55 hours. Isn't it nice to have public figures who take their vows so seriously?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:01 PM (6FqZa)

153 146 Cher filed for divorce after 9 days.
I wonder who out-weirded who.
Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (w7KSn)

+++

How decidedly odd is that? What on earth would you discover after 9 days of marriage that you hadn't known previously? I'm pretty sure they had relations way before they tied the knot.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:01 PM (+tKYk)

154 147 Scariest moment in my life. I'm swimming in a lake and look up and there is a wad of water moccasins in the water right in front of me. Thank G-d I wasn't very far from shore.

I never swim in anything but a pool now.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (evw2O)

--Same here. With the ocean, I'm sick of the sand in the car, the jellyfish, and beaches scorching my feet.

Fresh water? Unless I'm in a tube or some other vessel, forget it. Watch the Animal Planet show Monsters Inside Me to get a taste of the predatory colonists (amoebae that can blind you, for starters) you can acquire there.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (GsAUU)

155 147 Scariest moment in my life. I'm swimming in a lake and look up and there is a wad of water moccasins in the water right in front of me. Thank G-d I wasn't very far from shore.

I never swim in anything but a pool now.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (evw2O)

+++

Just no.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (+tKYk)

156 145 Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:54 PM (sdi6R)

+++

How'd you "deal" with it?
Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (+tKYk)


It was only a foot long and as thick as a cigarette. Cute lil' thing. It was tan and maybe a little darker on top. I don't know if it was a baby or an adult of a small species.

I had never heard of any poisonous snakes around here, and also I thought that poisonous snakes had bold, colorful markings. I later learned that last part isn't true.

But, not knowing that at the time, I gently picked it up behind its head and released it outside.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

157 After 8 days the drugs and the booze wore off.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 05:05 PM (evw2O)

158 They both rode a horse with no name? Cher and Greg that is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 05:06 PM (d4e3K)

159 Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (GsAUU)

+++

If you watch that show you won't even take your shoes off and go barefoot just getting your mail - as one man did and got a life-threatening parasite lodged in his foot.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (+tKYk)

160 Apparently Greggy was high during most of their marriage:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gregg-allman-cher-marriage/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (NT3RT)

161 nood chess/dress pr0n

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (Z3xqO)

162 But, not knowing that at the time, I gently picked it up behind its head and released it outside.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

+++

Pretty brave for not knowing what the heck it was.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:08 PM (+tKYk)

163 Sherman's gonna have relations!

Posted by: Granny Klump at May 27, 2017 05:09 PM (Tyii7)

164 162
Pretty brave for not knowing what the heck it was.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:08 PM (+tKYk)


In hindsight, I'm thinking it was more on the "foolish" end of the spectrum.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (sdi6R)

165 Elijah Blue Allman seems to have turned out better than his half sister brother ? Chastity, so, there's that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (6FqZa)

166 69 38 How many times do you have to just miss a garter snake with the lawn mower before it's a pet? Asking for my cat.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)

...............

I had one cross my path 3 times the other day. Finally I just ran him over.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (OOXlj)

167 If you watch that show you won't even take your shoes off and go barefoot just getting your mail - as one man did and got a life-threatening parasite lodged in his foot.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (+tKYk)

--I grew up in the South and knew about hookworms at a young age, fortunately not the hard way.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (GsAUU)

168 I pick up all snakes with a shovel, right after bashing them into oblivion with it.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 05:11 PM (evw2O)

169 I had never heard of any poisonous snakes around here, and also I thought that poisonous snakes had bold, colorful markings. I later learned that last part isn't true.
....
Coral snakes, which are extremely venomous, are bright colored, but they resemble some other species of harmless snakes. If the red bands touch the yellow bands, it's a coral snake so do not mess with it.

I worked at a large aquarium that was all new construction on newly cleared land, so we got interesting visitors at first. One time we were eating in the staff cafeteria when a cook came out from the kitchen with a dried up dead snake on his broom. We started reciting the old rhyme "red on yellow, kill a fellow..." Yep, that's a coral snake dude.
In our employee kitchen.
Awesome.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 05:18 PM (bwBxJ)

170 I had collies - they've been gone these several years and I miss them very much. They were merry and brave and true.


Posted by: SarahW at May 27, 2017 05:18 PM (Sp1NT)

171 I don't have much to say about it except I lost a special cat last week (put down from a sudden and rapidly advancing cancer) and May suddenly turned into February.
I can't quite snap out of the desire to just sit in the dark and not move.

Posted by: SarahW at May 27, 2017 05:21 PM (Sp1NT)

172 My son's Lab also likes to hug. In fact he insists upon it.Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (+tKYk)

Excellent, so it's not just her!

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 05:22 PM (xrSGs)

173 #Great pet pix, as always.

The pooches sure demonstrate the variety of canines. They may all be the same species, but hardly the same family - appearances and behaviors.

Just one example: dogs who love the water v dogs like our guy who detests it.

Those collies are just beautiful (or handsome, as per zheir gender preferences). Excellent critters - for someone else. We wouldn't want a purebred, really - give me a good mutt any day - nor a long-hair out here in rural Okla.

We had a found-us Australian Shepherd with a thick, tight coat, perfect for Alaska, not so much Oklahoma. (Miss ya, Foggy Doggie!) Had to keep him clipped for at least 3/4 of the year. Since he was blind in one eye and didn't like to be approached on that side, shaving him could be a real task, and might occasionally involve sedation.

Our current German Shepherd-whatever mix (who also found us) is a short-hair, utterly mellow temperament, relatively easy to care for; perfect for us. We'd be mighty lucky to get another pooch as smart and devoted as our old guy.

Now to read comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - who's a good boy? at May 27, 2017 05:26 PM (hGZJP)

174 Sarah, get another cat!
Rescue a cat, for your own good and for the cat.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (w7KSn)

175 Collies. What else is needed? I want one!

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (PzBTm)

176 91 I could be rather sensitive but I thought the comment about "Pets are just not interested in the things we care about" showing what was obviously intended to be Jesus and the two thieves on the cross was rather smug. Would they have shown jihadis cutting off people's heads? I doubt it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


I had the same reaction you did. I'm glad you posted your comment. I'm feeling low today because it's the anniversary of my dad's death (heart attack; he was much too young for that, and I was only 15 when he died). He was a WWII vet, so the photo of the soldier at the top of the pet thread was all I needed . . . to make my eyesight blurry again. To get back to the video-- the last thing I needed was a putdown of the faith that sustains me. So thank you again.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 05:30 PM (3C9q2)

177 SarahW, So sorry for your loss. Most of us here have been through it. Give yourself a little time to mourn (and that what it is) but try not to dwell on the sorrow too long. Remember the moments that made your cat special and take joy in them. Yeah, there will be moments when the tears come again. That's OK.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 05:31 PM (V+03K)

178 #Caturday

Skip #1: Happy Caturday everyone

Okay, didn't get far in the comments yet, obviously.

This reminded me to go check bluebirdofbitterness.com for her Caturday post. The theme this week is Feline Summer Recreation program. Really funny collection.

Posted by: mindful webworker - catnapping =/= kitnapping whut? at May 27, 2017 05:31 PM (hGZJP)

179 Thank you Mis Hum and all you 'rons that shared your photos. I love seeing them all. Favorite thread of the week.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 27, 2017 05:36 PM (RfzVr)

180 --Cottonmouths are the same snakes as water moccasins.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

+++

I guess that's good. In a sense.


Missed the copperheads, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 05:40 PM (bZ7mE)

181 Ben, water moccasins don't gather into balls, but harmless water snakes do. Several species of harmless water snake look just like water moccasins. We have scads of them on my granny's place and for awhile I was scared to swim too until I finally learned the difference.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 05:41 PM (bwBxJ)

182 This reminded me to go check bluebirdofbitterness.com for her Caturday post. The theme this week is Feline Summer Recreation program. Really funny collection.

Thank you for the tip-- hadn't seen that blog before, and really needed something to lift my spirits.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (3C9q2)

183 I'm sorry, SarahW.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:50 PM (sdi6R)

184 #Rural Life

Several days ago, I was talking with the neighbor at the shed. We share a large yard. His daughter and granddaughter were zipping around the acreage on their zero-turns while he criticized their technique. Heh.

Granddaughter zips up, hops off the mower, goes to the truck, and comes back with a nice little pistol, zips away again.

As she goes off, the neighbor brags how all his kids and grandkids have their licenses.

Thanks to my extensive knowledge of hoplophilia, derived almost entirely from reading this blog, I said to him, "and I bet they all keep up on their practice, too."

He assured me, yes, indeed.

Then six shots rang out from north of our house. When I got over there, the ladies had a rake, and were holding up a snake, with three gaping holes, still hissing and trying to strike. The grand-daughter was pretty proud that she'd hit him three out of six, and it was amazing he was still wiggling with those holes blown in him. He wouldn't last long.

First time we've ever found a water moccasin that close to the house. All the rain temporarily made EPA-controllable wetlands out of the place, so I hope this will remain a rare, if not unique, instance.

Okay, not a pet. Um... Um... our cats were inside (as usual during mowing) so none of them were harmed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - never miiiiind at May 27, 2017 05:54 PM (hGZJP)

185 Mindful web worker, that's pretty good! Ask my embarrassed brother how hard it can be to hit a snake with a pistol.

A shotgun on the other hand....I remember my mom using hers to blow the head off a rattler, which still kept striking for awhile even without its head. Good times.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 06:08 PM (bwBxJ)

186 #Kitteh Gifts

Milady and I, and Dog, spent Thursday night down at my Mom's, and Daughter took care of the felines.

Next morning, she texted me: "Saw all kittehs but Spark. He may be sleeping off his mouse from last night!"

She reported that the previous night Spark had been observed having much sport with the carcass.

As usual, it was Spark's sister Spirit who had caught it. #Guycat Privilege

Spirit ditched the kill to go hit some fresh kibble Daughter brought out. Go figure.

Daughter wondered if kibble was some kind of kitteh crack. (I think Spirit is just watching her svelte summer weight.)

#Rural Life

Daughter hung out awhile on the porch, and chased off (sort of) a sneaky raccoon raiding the kibble.

* slow reader goes back to reading comments *

Posted by: mindful webworker - tales to somnambulize at May 27, 2017 06:20 PM (hGZJP)

187 Stace- This lake became notorious for them. A water skier was pulled into a mass of them and died from the bites.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (mvhy+)

188 The dog I grew up with became very lethargic one day and laid in the garage on the cool concrete. We took him to the vet who said he had been bitten by a poisonous snake but had somehow survived. The experience turn him into a snake hating machine. Our property had several nests of copperheads as it turned out and we spent the next year or so tracking them down and destroying them.

Our dog, which we had named Rover, for laughs, was like a mongoose with a cobra after his snake bite recovery and I watched him many a time bobbing and weaving as the snake struck at thin air. When the time was right, Rover would dart in and grab the snake behind its head and shake it like a bullwhip until he had broken its spine. While all this was happening one of us was there with an axe, rake, or brush-hook trying to get a shot in at the snake, because we didn't want Rover to get bitten again. Decades later, I still miss that dog.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 07:02 PM (gwPgz)

189 Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (mvhy+)

You don't want to mess with poisonous snakes. Daughter in law got bitten by a copperhead while walking their dog. Son took her to ER as soon as he could, but years later she still suffers from nerve damage in that leg!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 07:05 PM (gwPgz)

190 This week was my dog-iversary. Four years since Agatha and Edgar entered my life and took over my house.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 27, 2017 07:17 PM (A/iod)

191 [Googled it.] The picture is of SSgt Elisabeth Wienke and MWD Cchance. [The double initial in the dog's name is deliberate.]

See slides #9 and #10 for more: http://preview.tinyurl.com/yc3rcdl7

Posted by: Chas C-Q at May 27, 2017 09:19 PM (Y0Piu)

192 33 - east of Suez: I had a friend who bred and showed Himalayans. According to her, there are genetics, and then there are cat genetics. (My friend passed away a few years back. Her last Himalayan is currently sleeping on my husband's knee.)

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at May 27, 2017 09:42 PM (sm/rk)

Saturday Gardening Thread: The Horde before summer [KT]

Welcome to this week's AoSHQ Gardening Thread! Some great photos from The Horde are featured today, without much information on plants unless it comes from the photographers.

In a recent comment thread, Don included a link to a close-up of a Desert Bluebell, Phacelia campanularia, that he grew last year. "It did fairly well here in Kansas, blooming until midsummer, and it was very, very blue." Check out some of his flower photos in their original size. Inspiring. Go ahead. You won't regret it.

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My thinker is moving at about sloth speed after faraway anonymous committees of experts deigned that my previously acceptable migraine medication regimen is no longer acceptable. Time will tell how well my brain adjusts to the change in meds. I will just say that I have not been at my best this week. So I have turned to The Horde for help.


KT's mind chasing an obvious point this week

Here is some superfluous, but interesting, information about sloths. In case you were thinking of going on an all-leaf diet.

To start out, here is one of Kindltot's beautiful nature photos from Oregon. "A fine reminder of why I love spring".

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I love the color contrast and composition in Naughty Pine's photo, especially if it was accidental:

This is from my front yard aka The Garden Of Misfit Plants. This was a spindly tulip from an Easter arrangement a year ago and the crawling flowers come from a 75-cent leftovers at Lowe's. The violets are volunteers. The hosta? I moved it last year but must have missed some roots!

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Budman wrote about the following two photos:

This is what I have to put up with every day from my office on the back patio.

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Wish the view from my office were that nice. I could stand to spend part of the Memorial Day Weekend there. How about you?

Lantana was a trooper during our drought, I will have more to say about the plants featured in Budman's garden later.

JQ Flyover included some links to photos of her Clematis vines. Here is her "nearly feral" C. montana along with some Dr. Ruppel. See more at the link. Wow.

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This is what my garden produce looked like about this time of year a few years ago. But somebody stole most of our apricots this year under the cover of darkness. Stripped two trees. Well, one (a true apricot) didn't have much fruit. The Aprium did. And the fruits were lush this year because of the cooler weather. Drat.

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On the other hand, the Arctic Star Nectarines are still hard this year, probably also due to the cooler weather. Didn't get around to planting squash, green beans or turnips this year. Life got in the way. We have harvested a few really good cherry tomatoes, though. The pomegranates are blooming on schedule.

We're still thinning nectarines. Hard to thin enough the first time around. Looks like we didn't thin enough the year that photo was taken, either.

On the theme of contributions from The Horde, remember that you can check back to see late contributions to the comment threads here. There were some great late comments last week.

Anything going on in your garden?

California Girl (not CaliGirl) sent in the following Mystery Flower from a recent retreat in the California foothills. Care to take a stab at identifying it? The plants are about 3 inches high.

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To be continued next week if all goes according to plan.

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you want to be a lurker.

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1 Good Afternoon greentumbs

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 12:02 PM (Ot7+c)

2 Found my cocoon of the Imperial Moth O found in my compost, it is in garden but don't think its alive. It was moving in the fall but doesn't seem like it now. Also lost a cucumber as it was broken off. But things are slowly growing here.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 12:06 PM (Ot7+c)

3 KT, I'm so sorry to hear about your migraines. I only had a few, in my twenties, and they were awful. I hope this new medicine works for you.

Beautiful post, as always. And lovely pictures. I'm especially happy to see my fellow bluebells getting some love!

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:08 PM (sBOL1)

4 Hi, Skip. Don't give up on your moth yet. They move at certain stages of development, but may stop moving at other stages.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:08 PM (BVQ+1)

5 If I had a apricot tree I would be out nightly, armed and watching it

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 12:09 PM (Ot7+c)

6 A new thread, darn! I didn't think that our discussion of glue on the last thread had fully cemented yet.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 12:10 PM (lidp8)

7 Its now on top in garden, I was planting more lettuce sprouts and tried to trim back chives hoping to get them growing. Should cover the cocoon up with compost

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 12:11 PM (Ot7+c)

8 And wood ticks are evil this year her.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 12:11 PM (Ot7+c)

9 bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:08 PM

Thanks for your concern. Actually, the pain factor remains pretty much under control for me. (Side note: It is generally a bad idea to take an opiod for migraines. Can make them permanent. Spread the word).

The new medication does not seem to fully control some of the symptoms that go along with migraine - dopiness, photophobia, a little nausea. But dopiness especially. Weird.

Gonna have to read up on how these drugs are supposed to work.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:15 PM (BVQ+1)

10 My thinker is moving at about sloth speed after faraway anonymous committees of experts deigned that my previously acceptable migraine medication regimen is no longer acceptable...

Something I was looking into recently might have some value. I was looking up the properties of maple syrup (the real thing) and discovered that one of the substances in it is very good for migraine sufferers. A natural brain anti-inflammatory, if you will.

I started looking into maple syrup, in particular, for the substance that also appears to make it a natural anti-depressant. It might just be the same mechanism of action. Less brain inflammation, happier individual. Brain inflammation is also linked to Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Anyway, splurge, buy a bottle of the real thing and start your day with some pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Give it a couple weeks.

If it helps, remember me when the Nobel Peace Prize committee for medicine votes next year.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 27, 2017 12:16 PM (HTdUD)

11 StrawMan at May 27, 2017 12:10 PM

The thread below is an open thread. Feel free to continue the glue discussion.

Have a great day.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:17 PM (BVQ+1)

12 E Depluribus Unum at May 27, 2017 12:16 PM

Thanks!

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:19 PM (BVQ+1)

13 Great pics! Love the garden thread brag book. Puts us in touch with a kinder gentler side of the Horde from across the land.

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:19 PM (kD8Fh)

14 Thank you for mentioning my pictures.

California Girl's mystery plant looks like an Erodium, perhaps E. cicutarium.

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Erodium%20cicutarium

I got most of the cactus and succulent seeds started this week, and there's already germination in majority of the pots. They're mainly small cacti, e.g., Mammillaria and Turbinicarpus, or slow ones, e.g., Ariocarpus, but there are also some Lithops and stapeliads. It will probably be at least two years before many are photogenic.

Posted by: Don at May 27, 2017 12:27 PM (0yuZ3)

15 I got the gardens tilled last weekend and have started planting. Everything is so delayed this year because of the rains.
I planted lettuce and spinach too, but I expect them to bolt when they get two true leaves because of the heat.

I am sprouting corn to plant, and I am waiting for melon starts to come out from the local farmers' market. This year I plan to suspend the melons in those mesh bags I buy 5 lbs of onions in so they don't get attacked by whatever those millipede looking things are that eat my melons from underneath.
For some reason I didn't get any volunteer squash so I may buy some actual plants.


Anyhow, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and melons are the main plants, and I will see what else catches my fancy

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 12:28 PM (mkDpn)

16 Put in 7 new roses this weekend, gallicas and albas. Won't see too much til next spring, but the zephirines will time me over. Will be adding many more carnations tomorrow. Pruned back the lilacs and have the thing under control!

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2017 12:30 PM (2+tI4)

17 Posted by: Don at May 27, 2017 12:27 PM

OK if I use your Dr. Hugo rose in the near future?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:31 PM (BVQ+1)

18 Skip at May 27, 2017 12:11 PM

Ticks! Nasty.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:33 PM (BVQ+1)

19 KT, I hope you can get past the migraines and thanks to you and the Horde members for those wonderful photos.

We will have Memorial Day salad this weekend. The leaf lettuce, spinach and chives are ready to be clipped. And the next wave of greens is starting to come up. Yippee!

We finished planting most everything this past week and nothing has died yet. Although the bar, obviously, is not set high, that is a significant victory.

The only thing left to plant is a hill of winter squash. We have better luck growing those from seed sown in the garden instead of starting them indoors. Don't know why.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 12:33 PM (V+03K)

20 KT, feel free to use any of my pictures anytime.

Posted by: Don at May 27, 2017 12:34 PM (0yuZ3)

21 I think I mentioned I dug a new pond, relocated the old one and added more length for fishes to explore, I had decided to do that as this time I will see it from our bedroom windows as they are floor to ceiling instead of where guests go, which is why the previous location. Lol lngthy post I guess, I realized while doing so when I put the previous pond in with help, this time I solo-d it, it almost killed me digging through rocks , but it's almost finishing up with plants. no veggies for me this year it is all ornamentals for us to enjoy colorful excitement, and relaxing sounds.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 12:35 PM (iS1Cb)

22 Kindltot at May 27, 2017 12:28 PM

Do you sprout corn as a way to avoid birds eating the seed/seedlings, or do you have another reason?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:36 PM (BVQ+1)

23 btw kindltot I am so jealous that you live in Oregon, always wanted to be there.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 12:36 PM (iS1Cb)

24 I think you posted that sloth video to make me jealous. Those little guys are moving faster than I am lately

Sorry about the migraines, KT. I don't have that specific problem but I know it can be hard to adjust to new drugs when one has to switch.

I haven't planted anything here at our new house yet, but I'm finally getting the urge to plant some color, especially outside my office window where the landscaping is ok, but boring. These threads are motivational.

The heat and humidity are de-motivators if I wait until afternoon to get to work.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 12:37 PM (bwBxJ)

25 15 ... kindltot, As to leaf lettuce bolting, we have had our best results with black seeded Simpson Elite. Even compared to the regular black seeded Simpson, it lasted a good month longer before bolting. We are in zone 7 in Virginia. We haven't found a comparable spinach as resistant to bolting.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 12:39 PM (V+03K)

26 CN at May 27, 2017 12:30 PM

Wow. You go for the really old roses. I used to visit the gallicas and albas at Descanso Gardens in Southern California when I lived down there. They had some huge specimens. Are you more interested in history, form or fragrance?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:39 PM (BVQ+1)

27
As a by-the-way to gardeners -- Lowes has their 5 bags of mulch for $10.00 sale this weekend (until the 5th iirc). The skids are lined up from one end of the pick-up area to the end, both sides. Many part timers are there to help loading.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 27, 2017 12:40 PM (HTdUD)

28 Don at May 27, 2017 12:34 PM

Thanks, Don.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:40 PM (BVQ+1)

29 Gotta run to the library before it closes for the holiday. (Jacques Pepin cookbooks) Be back shortly.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 12:41 PM (V+03K)

30 ty, d b u .

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 12:45 PM (iS1Cb)

31 Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 12:39 PM (V+03K)

I asked my husband about the lettuce bolting. He said if it's too hot, all lettuce bolts. He said you cut it in half and there's a seeder in the middle. He can't sell it if that happens.
They try to control it by only planting certain varieties in certain places.

I think it was rhomboid that asked.

That's all I've got.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 12:52 PM (Ri/rl)

32 JTB at May 27, 2017 12:33 PM

The garden Memorial Day salad sounds great. I have better luck with squash started in the garden, too. Or transplanted when very small.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:55 PM (BVQ+1)

33 Not much gardening happening. 87 hours of work so far this week. But if I really push today I might get some done tomorrow before the rain.

Posted by: Gordon at May 27, 2017 12:56 PM (YBHpR)

34 willow at May 27, 2017 12:35 PM

Wow. The pond work sounds like a lot of . . . work! Hope you enjoy the results. Glad the Army Corps of Engineers did not intervene.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:57 PM (BVQ+1)

35 KT, I plant Indian corn and I use my own seed. It shortens the sprouting time in the garden, and it makes sure that I don't have duds that don't germinate.

I was told that if I soaked my corn before planting it, it would speed up sprouting, so I soak it until it sprouts too

I also get to choose what colors I want to grow and check if they aren't sprouting, and I am running a personal check on how long my seed corn stays viable. It looks like I am getting to the end of the usefulness for seed corn I grew about 2012


Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 01:00 PM (mkDpn)

36 Thank you KT as always for the lovely thread.

Also thanks for the tree info. It's tough figuring out how to care for things no one has seen in my area before.

I search the internet but I'm not sure I'm looking at the same tree.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 01:01 PM (Ri/rl)

37 Gordon at May 27, 2017 12:56 PM

Don't over-do it, Gordon.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:02 PM (BVQ+1)

38 E Deplurbus Unum, I discovered if the tree service dumps their chippings in your side yard and you don't get to it for a year and a half, it starts turning into bark-a-mulch.

And the tree services generally will dump that stuff in your yard for free if you don't have trees you need cut and chipped.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 01:02 PM (mkDpn)

39
23 btw kindltot I am so jealous that you live in Oregon, always wanted to be there.
Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 12:36 PM (iS1Cb)

Just visit and enjoy. Always been partial to the Blue Mountains and non-Bend Central Oregon. Avoid Portlandia, the smelly, untended compost pile of Oregon.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2017 01:04 PM (e1mEI)

40 CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 01:01 PM

Do you think your trees are California Buckeyes?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:05 PM (BVQ+1)

41 Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 01:02 PM (mkDpn)

When I have the tree guy cut back trees, they leave big wood and the mulch. The guy that works here that I defer to won't let them dump the chips from trees that weren't cut here. I don't know why.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 01:06 PM (Ri/rl)

42 Just put in some hostas on the side of house along with some irises that Lowes had on clearance. And I have some fuschia in a lot on the front patio. Petunia baskets are next. Followed by a cold local amber ale. Love me some spring time.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 01:08 PM (Xr2/U)

43 Willow, late Spring is a great time to visit the Willamette valley, early Spring is a fantastic time to visit the Columbia gorge.

Rent a car at Portland airport, drive East along the gorge. And drive, and drive and drive . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 01:08 PM (mkDpn)

44 What are those things in the bowls in the picture? Is that what is supposed to come out of my plants?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 01:11 PM (Sfs6o)

45 CaliGirl you run the risk of bringing in diseases and possibly invasive plants. It is similar to not bringing in other people's leaves and debris for compost.

I live in the middle of town and don't rely on my orchards and fields, so I am more relaxed about chips, I would get them from the place on the side of town anyhow. I suspect they also get the chips from the tree services as well as their yard-debris dumpsite

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 01:12 PM (mkDpn)

46 kindltot, perhaps one day I will do so and never return to darken the door of this ugly sw deserty area again.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 01:13 PM (iS1Cb)

47 Yeah, KT. I do have limits. But the step kid family has challenges that will not abate. We will probably have to buy them a place to live. They're trying to manage without welfare, with a severely autistic teen. So I work.

The tomato grafting project did not succeed this year. Apparently after sprouting they must be in a cooler place so as to develop thick stalks. Thus mine were too spindly for the grafting clips to hold. But I do have plenty of ungrafted stock to plant.

And I can grow a few practice sets to improve my skills before next year.

Posted by: Gordon at May 27, 2017 01:16 PM (YBHpR)

48
41
Disease. Plants are like people, the more you move, the faster contagion spreads. My guess.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2017 01:17 PM (e1mEI)

49 My columbine is in full bloom, the wild lilies will be blooming in the next week. What I look forward to the most however is when my prickly pear cactus blooms. Gorgeous yellow flowers. Just stunning. Shame it only lasts a few days.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 01:19 PM (CNHr1)

50 Willow, the legislature is the main danger here.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 01:20 PM (mkDpn)

51 CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 01:08 PM

That's the way to do it.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:20 PM (BVQ+1)

52 Gordon at May 27, 2017 01:16 PM

Wow. You do have some challenges.

Grafting tomatoes, as I understand, takes some special conditions. I think it is often done under a misting apparatus. Kudos for trying it.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:25 PM (BVQ+1)

53 DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 01:19 PM

Sounds beautiful. What region are you in?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:27 PM (BVQ+1)

54 kindltot as they are all around the country. grasping pocket filling sell outs.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 01:27 PM (iS1Cb)

55 I'm going to give the Garden Tower a try again this year. The first year was a failure due to bad soil and last year it sat idle because the wife was getting her hip replaced.
Worms have been added to the composting center and now we are waiting for the temperatures to get warm enough for seeds to germinate.

Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2017 01:27 PM (CDUSe)

56 Headless body of agnew, I remember back in the day when you would cross back and forth state to state where they had checkpoints for flora and veggies.

so I think that was an actual deal.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 01:28 PM (iS1Cb)

57 26 CN at May 27, 2017 12:30 PM

Wow. You go for the really old roses. I used to visit the gallicas and albas at Descanso Gardens in Southern California when I lived down there. They had some huge specimens. Are you more interested in history, form or fragrance?


Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 12:39 PM (BVQ+1)
All of the above. And family history as my grandmother was a huge rosarian

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2017 01:30 PM (2+tI4)

58 I just remembered that I had bought a six pack of little chili pequin (we call them petit) peppers and need to plant them around the yard.

I can't believe having to buy them. My previous house was in the wooded floodplain and we had wild chili bushes popping up all over thanks to the birds. Not so here in the higher drier part of the 'hood.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 01:30 PM (bwBxJ)

59 Not petit--petin. Thanks for nothing autocorrect.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 01:31 PM (bwBxJ)

60 Ronster at May 27, 2017 01:27 PM

Best of luck with the garden tower this year.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:37 PM (BVQ+1)

61 Weasel at May 27, 2017 01:11 PM

Heh.

Persist.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:38 PM (BVQ+1)

62 *raises hand*

Ooh! I have a gardening question:

I got a bunch of weed prickles in my gardening clothes. Anyone know how to get those out so I can wear them again? I do not want to just put them in the washer like this and risk spreading prickles to my other laundry.

Do I have to work them over with tweezers or is there an easier way? I tried gaff tape but the prickles stick to the clothes, especially the wool socks, more than they stick to the tape.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 01:41 PM (ZapPq)

63 49 ... Jewels, Could you send some photos of those prickly pears when the bloom to KT? Cactus flowers are usually gorgeous. I'm sure we would all like to see them.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 01:42 PM (V+03K)

64 CN at May 27, 2017 01:30 PM

Wonderful background. Fill us in on the details as they bloom. I remember that some of the old roses looked odd at Descanso in winter, with their branches turned under all around the center of the plant, sort of like giant rose donuts.

I used to read the "Roses of Yesterday and Today" catalog at night when I couldn't sleep. Black and white, great prose. No drama.


Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:43 PM (BVQ+1)

65 40 CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 01:01 PM

Do you think your trees are California Buckeyes?
Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:05 PM (BVQ+1)

Yes, they look exactly the same. I need to make a well around the trees so I can water them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 01:44 PM (Ri/rl)

66 It seriously needs to stop raining in N. Indiana.

Nothing planted.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at May 27, 2017 01:44 PM (M+ILP)

67 At the beginning of May I helped my sister do some planting in her garden. We had been having crummy weather at the end of April, but suddenly things improved vastly the first week of May.

Funny thing. Went to a very large home and garden store on a Sunday about ten minutes after they opened. Hardly any parking at that point. Full, as you can imagine here in KS of pickups and Suvs. So spent about 40 minutes there, and when we left it looked like there was NO parking anywhere.

Nice thing I noticed, the prices. My sister bought 5 plants, a new trowel (since we were both going to be digging), bamboo stakes for some plants, plus ties for the stakes. Only came to $23.00.

Not bad.

Posted by: HH at May 27, 2017 01:44 PM (DrCtv)

68 I live in the Kansas City area. Would be happy to send pics to anyone who wants them.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 01:45 PM (CNHr1)

69 Emmie at May 27, 2017 01:41 PM

Dang. Wool socks and prickles. I would put other clothes through a wash cycle by themselves to get rid of most of the prickles.

Wool socks? I turn to those with more expertise. The only advice I have is to cut the prickles short and pull them all the way through from the pointy end, with tweezers.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:48 PM (BVQ+1)

70 Best of luck with the garden tower this year.Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:37 PM (BVQ+1)

Thanks KT, I'll need it. I'm the guy that can't even grow squash.

Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2017 01:49 PM (CDUSe)

71 DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 01:45 PM

The address is at the bottom of the post. We would love to see the blossoms.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:50 PM (BVQ+1)

72 Short song about the sloth (forgot how to embed URLs again.)

http://tinyurl.com/ydebw5c8

Posted by: Glen at May 27, 2017 01:50 PM (rdznT)

73 I will send some pics to you KT. I can send a before that I took this morning. Also some of the columbine. Then will send the cactus in bloom. I'm so happy I'm off this month so I can really enjoy them!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 01:54 PM (CNHr1)

74 Thanks, KT.

I have no idea what weed produced these prickles. It's new in my yard. We live in a rural area.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 01:55 PM (ZapPq)

75 Our choke cherries and lilacs are in full bloom. Smells great outside.

Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2017 01:59 PM (CDUSe)

76 KT.. just emailed the pictures.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 02:02 PM (CNHr1)

77 Glen at May 27, 2017 01:50 PM

That song is wonderful. Especially the middle part. Thanks.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:03 PM (BVQ+1)

78 Oh love lilacs!!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 02:06 PM (CNHr1)

79 Just found a thing called Burz Off. It looks like it works kind of like a sweater stone.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:08 PM (ZapPq)

80 Jewells,

Got them! Thanks.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:08 PM (BVQ+1)

81 OT horde.

Never mind me, trying to set up this little chromebook. Gonna take some getting used to for sure.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2017 02:09 PM (b8+C/)

82 Had to go back to the store to get mulch. Came back with a handful of French marigolds and something called a Potentilla. I am now on restriction and require adult supervision when I go to the nursery.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 02:11 PM (Xr2/U)

83 Glen at May 27, 2017 01:50 PM

The song didn't say anything about sloths needing to go to ground to poop once a week, though. Heh.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:11 PM (BVQ+1)

84 My catalpa trees are blooming, and today we are planting some tomato, jalapeno, and corn in our very abbreviated veg garden. We have two raised veggie beds but only opening one this yr. Getting to it a bit later than usual and preferable. No green beans this yr and no onions or cucumbers. Oh well maybe next year.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2017 02:11 PM (yTnCT)

85 You're welcome!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 02:12 PM (CNHr1)

86 weirdflunky at May 27, 2017 02:09 PM

Good luck with the new-to-you gadget.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:12 PM (BVQ+1)

87 Tomorrow is definitely gardening day. We got some rain today, warm and sunny tomorrow. Will move some more potted plants out to the deck... thin out the hostas and columbine. Been neglecting it what with a full time job and starting a business. But June is full of promise!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 02:13 PM (CNHr1)

88 Madamemayhem, I love Catalpa flowers! They remind me of orchids.

They are related to the Desert Willow tree, but you'd never know it by the leaves. The blooms are similar.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:14 PM (ZapPq)

89 madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2017 02:11 PM

If you have a vacant bed this year, are you in a warm enough climate to solarize to kill weeds?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:14 PM (BVQ+1)

90 88 Also, the Catalpa seed pods are fun to have sword fights with.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:14 PM (ZapPq)

91 I love those huge leaves on our trees. Hubbymayhem bitches and threatens my trees because of the beans. Says they are a menace when mowing. I'm the one who mows so my lovely trees remain!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2017 02:16 PM (yTnCT)

92 Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:14 PM

Absolutely right. There is a tree thought to be a hybrid between the two called a Chitalpa. It doesn't make seed pods.

A few of the desert willows also don't make seed pods. I don't think the Chitalpa attracts hummingbirds like the desert willow does.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:17 PM (BVQ+1)

93 Potentilla... I would imagine in the same family as the mandevilla and I grow them every year. They are so damn hearty and beautiful!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 02:19 PM (CNHr1)

94 *off to Bing Chitalpa*

Those are lovely as well! I bet they'd grow well here in Colorado.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:20 PM (ZapPq)

95 madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2017 02:16 PM

I love those huge leaves, too. Ever get the caterpillars that live on them?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:20 PM (BVQ+1)

96 Potentilla is a hardy, yellow-flowered shrub.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:22 PM (ZapPq)

97 If solarize equals leave the black cover on to bake the weeds and their seeds to death, then yes. South Central Indiana does get hot enough in the summer and that's what I'm trying to do. I don't use chemicals on the veggie garden but the compost we used for a few yrs seems to be made of weeds. It was so bad last year that I could not keep the weeds out and they just choked the living shit out of the veggies. Got almost no produce out of the garden.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2017 02:22 PM (yTnCT)

98 Catalp-illars

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:23 PM (ZapPq)

99 My uncle planted the catalpa trees specifically for the worms which he said we the BEST bait for fishing. I don't pay attention to them.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2017 02:25 PM (yTnCT)

100 DeplorableJewells45 at May 27, 2017 02:19 P

Potentillas are related to roses rather than to mandevillas. There are both perennial and shrubby kinds. Which do you grow? Flower color?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:25 PM (BVQ+1)

101 Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:20 PM

Sunset doesn't rate Chitalpa for the very coldest parts of Colorado. Check locally.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:27 PM (BVQ+1)

102 Well, I have some gardening tasks to get done before it rains today.

1) dig trenches for flood irrigation
2) plant veggies before they die in their nursery pots
3) collect prickles in my socks

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:29 PM (ZapPq)

103 madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2017 02:22 PM

Best method is actually a double layer of solar-stable clear plastic with an air layer in between. Prepare soil for planting, fertilize and water before solarizing. Seal the edges of the plastic so air doesn't leak in.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 02:30 PM (BVQ+1)

104 Thanks, KT. We're high desert. Chitalpa might be more suitable for warmer desert areas.

On the other hand, our area is referred to the Banana Belt.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:31 PM (ZapPq)

105 Oooh, my Clematis is now a *star!* Thanks, KT!

The 'feral' C. montana is a gift from Mom. She loved the mass of blooms and (after many failed attempts) got cuttings to take root. Iirc, it works best after blooming-- but I haven't been successful yet.

She bought The First One in the late 80s/early 90s, wanting to cover a 12ft wide trellis below her 2nd-level deck. After training it horizontally the first few years, completely covering the trellis' width, she just let it go... all the way up to deck rail and along the railing... after about 10 years it was Spectacular. Yuuge and Luxurious, even!

People driving by would stop to compliment and ask "what IS that?" She would simply *glow* as she answered, then offer them a rooted cutting.

Sadly, both Mom and her original lovely showstopper are now gone. (Dad's not much for gardening.)



Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 02:32 PM (5muuD)

106 JQ, that is a fun story (except for the part about your mom being gone).

Glad you have a lovely reminder!

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:34 PM (ZapPq)

107 I see clematis at the nursery and it looks beautiful I wonder if it would coexist with honeysuckle on the fence?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 02:39 PM (Xr2/U)

108 Emmie - Don't know if it will work but overheard duct guys saying duct tape used on clothing then taking it off was a good way to get fiberglass out of clothing.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:39 PM (Ot7+c)

109 Catalpa is related to Lapacho, which is both a yellow and purple flowered tree from Paraguay and Argentina. They are both bignoniaceas.

Lapacho is also used as a tanning agent for vegetable tanned leather - but I don't think I can grow it here, it needs warmer climate.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y7f96anp

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 02:43 PM (mkDpn)

110 I see clematis at the nursery and it looks beautiful I wonder if it would coexist with honeysuckle on the fence?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

I don't know. Why not simply try it?

Oh, wait... you're on restriction at the garden shop. Hmm.

Aha! Find a straw buyer for your clematis!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 02:44 PM (5muuD)

111 110>> Heh! I wonder about compatibility with respect to watering. We had clematis in Texas and it did not like a lot of water. I'm pretty sure the honeysuckle won't mind as long as it doesn't sit in water. And the clematis grew really quickly.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 02:53 PM (Xr2/U)

112 Pet Nood

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:55 PM (Ot7+c)

113 So I've done precisely Jack and Squat in the actual garden area this year. Tomatoes and peppers are languishing in their nursery pots but I have *many* large pots/planters and a few bags of soil.

I think it's going to be a Deck-Garden year. There's just too much work, too much to do here there and everywhere, not enough time or motivation to go around.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 02:56 PM (5muuD)

114 My poor garden experienced a hail storm on the 8th and 7-8 inches of snow later on. The hut type covers work, after a fashion, though one did collapse. The brassica are recovering, the potatoes refuse to emerge, but the garlic and onions (unprotected) act as if nothing happened. Lost all plums and peaches which set, but the trees are ok. Debating whether to set tomatoes and eggplant out next week. The soil temperature is holding at 55 to 60.

Posted by: stonecutter at May 27, 2017 02:58 PM (Bfr22)

115 I still have 1/4 of my garden open, and a spot if that cucumber is done.
Still want green or wax beans.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 03:01 PM (Ot7+c)

116 Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 03:01

You're ahead of me Skip, I've got about half my garden to plant yet. It's been cool and rainy so the warmer weather stuff wouldn't have done much anyways.

Onions, lettuce, beets, peas, potatoes are all doing fine. Then in a break in the weather got some tomatoes in and the old cuke and pumpkin seed finally emerged. Really want to get green beans in this coming week.

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2017 03:12 PM (4bBUU)

117 Had two ticks caught on me today, just felt one crawling up my back. Cut its little freaking head off.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 03:18 PM (Ot7+c)

118 Emmie at May 27, 2017 02:31 PM

Look yourself up in the Sunset Western Garden Book. Chitalpa is rated to Zone 3. It's not just for deserts.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 03:44 PM (BVQ+1)

119 JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 02:32 PM

Ideas for starting cuttings:

1. Peg some branches down and cover them with soil.

2. Air layer with sphagnum moss

3. Scrape some bark off on two sides for a couple of inches and allow it to callus. Roots should grow more easily from the callused area. Use rooting hormone.


Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 03:48 PM (BVQ+1)

120 CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 02:53 PM

Probably depends on the clematis and the honeysuckle. Most of the large-flowered clematis types are not as vigorous as C. montana. And they like their roots to be in a cool place. Even under a flat rock or slab of cedar.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 03:52 PM (BVQ+1)

121 JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 02:56 PM

Sometimes a small garden works better than a big one.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 03:57 PM (BVQ+1)

122 stonecutter at May 27, 2017 02:58 PM

Those late cold spells are the pits. Sounds especially cold for eggplant.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 03:58 PM (BVQ+1)

123 KT, good point. Little huts for a couple of weeks (cloches).

Posted by: stonecutter at May 27, 2017 04:34 PM (Bfr22)

124 Thanks for your replies, KT.

For clematis starts, I had only tried a few cuttings in water. It's my go-to method for so many plants. Fairly certain Mom had done it with summer cuttings (half-ripe?) and kept them in a bottle on northeast-facing windowsill. Don't know if she scarred/calloused the stems first.

Will designate a spot for pinning down some branches--got to keep the bunnies out! I've 'ground-layered' rhododendrons this way before.

Will also try your #3 method... what growth stage of wood do you recommend?

--------

Small garden ftw! I get overwhelmed so easily anymore. Oh, to be young again. (or *able* to retire from fulltime work!)

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 04:36 PM (5muuD)

125 From Naughty Pine's original photo, I think the lavender crawling flower is Creeping Phlox.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 04:38 PM (BVQ+1)

126 Nice thread KT ... as usual. Glad the migraine pain is under control, hope the side effects are tolerable. Like Huey Lewis says ... "I need a new drug".

My Mom had Lewy body dementia (similar to Alzheimer) and took a drug called Reminyl, which is derived from daffodils. I'm not sure it worked better than the other more directly biochems used, but the use of "naturally" occurring treatments is always interesting to me. (But I have no clue about "organic" migraine drugs)

My ten "red twig" sticks are all just starting to push little leaves, I sprayed some strips around but outside my fenced in area by the pond and in a few days will till it up and rake in a pound of "deer resistant" bulk wildflower mix.

Am deciding if I like the little bunnies around the yard, or if they must die. I got my electric fence up to stop deer, so will probably allow the bunnies space to entertain me despite munching on my garden. It's nice to be King.

Posted by: Illiniwek at May 27, 2017 04:41 PM (yKkG7)

127 Agree w/KT on Creeping Phlox.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 04:42 PM (5muuD)

128
I used to read the "Roses of Yesterday and Today" catalog at night when I couldn't sleep. Black and white, great prose. No drama.




Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 01:43 PM (BVQ+1)
They make a nice product. These latest were from Colorado as I prefer a potted plant, even if it's on the small side. IMHO nothing beats the old roses for scent and size and rose hips. When my grandmother deliberately bent the canes it was to put some of the cane underground to make the plant root on it's own root stock (another thing I prefer). Few things in gardening are sadder than the reaction of someone who believes their hybrid tea is putting out long healthy canes in order later to find that it's the root reverting to type and they end up with a rather foetid smelling homely rose plant (but at least the black spot is truly gone)

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2017 05:06 PM (2+tI4)

129 125 From Naughty Pine's original photo, I think the lavender crawling flower is Creeping Phlox.
Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 04:38 PM (BVQ+1)


Yep; that's what it is.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2017 05:11 PM (ZapPq)

130 JQ Flyover at May 27, 2017 04:36 PM

Method #3 I think was for softwood cuttings. Or as you would say, half-ripe. But you could try some other stages, too. You have to be careful not to cut too deep when removing a strip of bark. I have only seen it used with cutting started in pots, with potting mix.

Next best to this method is to remove some leaves and bury the leaf nodes, from which roots should emerge.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 05:55 PM (BVQ+1)

131 Illiniwek at May 27, 2017 04:41 PM

Nice that you are making a plan. Maybe you can get the bunnies to stay mostly in one area?

On "organic" drugs: I used to take ergotamine for migraine. It is related to LSD and is derived from that natural rye fungus that made whole towns go loco from time to time.

I think it has much more serious side effects than most of the synthetic agents for migraine on the market. But it was once the best available drug.

Not sure if what I am now experiencing (milder than a few days ago) is from medication or from my body trying to produce a migraine.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 06:07 PM (BVQ+1)

132 "On "organic" drugs: I used to take ergotamine for migraine. It is
related to LSD and is derived from that natural rye fungus that made
whole towns go loco from time to time.
I think it has much more
serious side effects than most of the synthetic agents for migraine on
the market. But it was once the best available drug." KT

wow ... interesting ... I was a chem major before hort major. Real chem is good stuff. The "natural" may give us some clues, but we are in "the garden" to dress it and keep it (adam/eve reference) ... or my interpretation ... Better living through chemistry ... and testing and double blind studies, all that.

You have found a good balance ... hope you find the best fix. cheers ...

Posted by: Illiniwek at May 27, 2017 06:22 PM (yKkG7)

133 Thanks, Illiniwek. Interesting that you have both chem and hort backgrounds.

On migraine meds, I am not the only one facing these changes. I have friends who are not adjusting well. I hope that these prescribing recommendations are not coming from rigidity based in old study designs. It's good to have efficacy shown in a double-blind study. Not so nice to say that dosing limitations in original study designs should roll back years of apparently safe and effective use.

As far as natural chemistry in the garden goes, I think there is something to be said for "biodegradable".














Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 07:40 PM (BVQ+1)

134
125 From Naughty Pine's original photo, I think the lavender crawling flower is Creeping Phlox.
Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 04:38 PM

My Thanks to you and the others! I wasn't sure. I just bought it because it said it was good for rock gardens.

And because of this thread, I know that vine in the backyard is clematis. It was twisted all over itself in a pot with a little trellis in the clearance area of Home Depot last year. I wanted the trellis, and it was less than $2. It's not a raving beauty, but this year it had another branch, so maybe someday!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 27, 2017 09:22 PM (G8B7r)

135 "I hope that these prescribing recommendations are not coming from rigidity based in old study designs. It's good to have efficacy shown in a double-blind study. Not so nice to say that dosing limitations in original study designs should roll back years of apparently safe and effective use."

yeah, I'm no chemist, or biochemist ... but it does seem some things are pushed to market based on revenue streams for the corporation, more than efficacy and proven history. "Namenda" was another drug a doc recommended for my Mom, and it was expensive but doc said sure it will help. Then a biochem research site (mentioned here on AoS iirc, I lost the link) said it was pushed to market with little research.

Same story with another drug a doc pushed on my uncle after asking me if he could afford to spend the money. Never seemed to help, despite promises. $500 per pill. Marketing is the thing.

There is real science ... great stuff. But corruption and marketers seem to infiltrate everything, including the whole "sustainable" thing. One would think an established drug like you had would not just be eliminated without large and long study ... but "money changes everything"

youtube.com/watch?v=m1wj3tqRI6Y

Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2017 09:29 PM (yKkG7)

136 I hope #104 Emmie checks back in - I'd love to know which state's "Banana Belt" she's in. If it's Idaho, we should meet up - we can't be more than an hour's drive away from each other!

Anyway, this week in my "Banana Belt", Idaho's Treasure Valley:

We had 2 nice days in the last week, but next Tues. is possibly hitting 90 F, and it isn't even June yet. I was hoping after our colder winter, we might have a cooler summer, too... have to wait and see. I'm getting up earlier each day so I can get out to do garden work before it gets hot.

We're harvesting spinach, Bibb lettuce, and radishes. (Lettuce is from the seeds that overwintered the Snowpocalypse and started quite early - this year's planting is still too small for harvest.)
I planted another 8-foot row of radishes today in a raised bed, 3rd and probably last row of the spring.
Husband is digging new corn rows, mixing compost into our crappy "soil". (These may end up as 2 rows sweet corn, 2 rows green bush beans.)
Total planted sweet corn, now 8 rows of 10 feet, in the ground (3 varieties). Earliest ones planted are sprouting. I put a small pinch of 21-0-0 fertilizer near each dripper to get them started. Biggest weed problem may be last year's yellow tomatoes' seeds, which were tilled in last week while the weeds and old corn stumps were being tilled out.

Total planted green bush beans, now 7 rows of 8 feet, in raised beds (3 varieties). Beans need to be covered as they emerge, because last year something ate the remaining bit of seed as they emerged, and killed the plants. I cut the bottoms from styrofoam coffee cups, place them top down (hole upwards), and pin them down with bamboo skewers, until the plant gets a bit larger.

Total planted vines, 4 cantaloupe hills in a raised bed, 2 zucchini hills in the ground, 1 each butternut squash and sugar pumpkin hills in the ground.
Total planted potatoes, five 20-gallon cloth bags (plus 1 surprise Yukon Gold that came up in a bean bed).
Total peppers, 1 orange and 3 red bell peppers, 2 jalapeno, and 1 of the poblano starts, all in a raised bed. Two more poblano starts taking their time getting a bit bigger before being planted out.

Total tomatoes, 2 Romas in raised bed, 1 each Early Girl and SunSugar in 20-gallon cloth bags, and 1 Cherokee Purple started from seed and given to me by a friend, planted in the ground.
Green onions are getting huge; we ate some tonight as part of the first grill-up of the year. It's time to come up with more recipes, or eat more of them with our salads.
Asparagus all look smaller than last year, and some haven't even shown up... I put a side dressing of 5-10-10 fertilizer on them to hopefully strengthen the roots for next year.
Asian snow peas got their fence, and are starting to climb.
Still too many chives (now 25 clumps!!). Spearmint plant really growing now. Original English thyme plant, which was moved to herb bed, is also thriving. Lots of baby parsley and a few baby thyme popping up in blueberry bed, where the herbs were last year.

Apple trees setting mini apples.
Blueberries have a few flowers.
Strawberries have lots of little fruits - today I found a half-red one! With 2 beds now, we should be rolling in strawberries soon!
The new red raspberry row looks healthy (grown from dug-up pieces of the original bed), and the original bed looks like it plans to flower soon.

My (Siberian?) purple irises were probably at peak last week. I have 5 clumps on the south side of my house, each 4 feet tall, and the best clump had 40 flowers! (I have other clumps around the yard, but no others that spectacular.) I cut off the first flowers - most stems have 3rd and 4th flowers coming on.
The row of native roses we planted as part of our windbreak project is in flower. I should make it a point to walk to the back edge of our property to smell and admire them more often!
Johnny jump-ups still creating quite the show by the back shed - they'll probably be at it until it snows!
I have a small fireweed patch by the back shed - the first buds are showing.

I think that covers it. Enjoy your Memorial Day, and take time to silently thank those who gave their lives so that we can do so.

Posted by: Pat* at May 27, 2017 10:44 PM (qC1ju)

137 #14. Agree. Erodium cicutarium. Coastal Heron's bill. Good call.

Posted by: Anabolic State at May 28, 2017 12:44 AM (cgYv3)

138 illiniwek at May 27, 2017 09:29 PM

In this case, the drug is not being eliminated, just limited. I think the original clinical trials were set up in negotiation with the FDA based on an average number of headaches per month per study subject. This became the standard of comparison for trials with subsequent drugs in the same class.

Lots of drugs are prescribed in ways that go beyond the dosage regimen used in studies because they work. Not sure why they would ratchet back on standard medical usage now. But it seems to me to be based at least partly on the the number of doses per month in early trials with this drug class.

Ironically, I think the drug they have approved as a replacement, the one I am taking now, is also being used off-label. Other drugs on the approved replacement list also started out as treatments for other conditions.

Posted by: KT at May 28, 2017 01:09 AM (BVQ+1)

139 Anabolic State at May 28, 2017 12:44 AM

That makes three of us. I guess the genus Erodium gets a little discussion next week.

Posted by: KT at May 28, 2017 01:17 AM (BVQ+1)

Thread below the Gardening Thread: Cows and the Alamo [KT]

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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Here's a little history for a Saturday: Many Americans today may not know that Elsie the Cow was both the face of the Borden Company and one of the most popular celebrities in America during her heyday. She's no Hedy Lamarr, but she has had quite a list of accomplishments for a cow who started out with the name "You'll do, Lobelia".

Back a little further in time, there were quite a few nameless cows at the Alamo, presumably lost to the Mexicans. Now this is some history I really didn't know anything about: The Borden Brothers whom Elsie eventually came to represent were running one of two Texas newspapers when the Texas revolution started. After his brother joined the army, Gail Borden, a former schoolteacher, carried on as editor with another brother and a partner.

On March 30th, the Borden brothers and their partner disassembled their press and evacuated San Felipe with the Texian rear guard, a short distance ahead of the advancing Mexican Army. They set up the press in Harrisburg two weeks later, and just as they were about to go to press with new issue - the Mexican Army caught up to them. The soldiers threw the press and type into the nearest bayou and arrested the publishers. Fortunately, the Bordens did not remain long in durance vile, for in another week, Sam Houston's rag-tag army finally prevailed.

Gail Borden was still raring to go in the newspaper business, and mortgaged his Texas lands to buy a replacement press. The Telegraph resumed publication in late 1836. . .

When the brothers sold their interest in the newspaper, Gail Borden tried out careers in politics and real estate before developing an interest in food preservation. His first product, a long-lasting dehydrated "meat biscuit", won a prize at the London World's Fair and was popular with Arctic explorers, but did not win him a contract with the U.S. Army.

Yet he persisted.

It took Gail Borden three years of experimenting, developing a vacuum process to condense fresh milk so that it could be canned and preserved. . . . By the time that he died, in 1874 - back in Texas and in a town named Borden, after him - no one could deny that he had not been wildly successful as an inventor and innovator.

So, if Sam Houston's army had not prevailed after The Alamo, there likely would never have been an Elsie the Cow.

No Eagle Brand Condensed Milk? No Pastel de Tres Leches?

I think this little excerpt from the link at the top of the post is an interesting window into America of Yesteryear:

Elsie traveled to Hollywood in 1940 in a private railroad car to play Buttercup in the film, Little Men. Her calf, Beulah, was born during this time, and Elsie and Beulah returned together for the final summer of the New York World's Fair.

Special provisions were made for the birth of Beulah's little brother. Elsie was making a guest appearance at Macy's around the time she was due, so Macy's put up some temporary drapes in the store window where Elsie was the main attraction. The baby was born quite discretely without having to be in public view.

Then a contest was held to name the baby bull. One million entries were received and ultimately the judges picked "Beauregard" in honor of the Civil War Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard at the Battle of Bull Run. (They clearly disregarded the fact that Elsie would have been a Union cow.)

Hope you have a great weekend. Planning something memorable?

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1 Hey a new box to put more boxes under!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 11:04 AM (d76uN)

2 second ...

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:06 AM (vRcUp)

3 Nummer zwei auch?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 11:06 AM (d76uN)

4 Second!

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 27, 2017 11:06 AM (jK8Z7)

5 Buying a mattress.

Posted by: Javems at May 27, 2017 11:07 AM (yOqwj)

6 I'll summon the corgis.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 27, 2017 11:07 AM (jK8Z7)

7 Scheisse! Verwiegert!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 11:07 AM (d76uN)

8 Time to visit the chop shop!

Posted by: Lizzie Borden at May 27, 2017 11:08 AM (vRcUp)

9 Elmers should have used a horse mascot

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 11:09 AM (Ot7+c)

10 Buying a mattress.

Posted by: Javems


Are you willing to buy used? I got a good price. Only a few stains.

Posted by: Emma Sulkowicz at May 27, 2017 11:09 AM (vRcUp)

11 Fascinating.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:10 AM (apyCW)

12 And PETA will have a cow in 3.. 2.. 1..

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:10 AM (TiwO/)

13 Macaroon's Mom has a bit of a zombie thing going on with her face in some pictures.

Melania for the win.

That flowery coat is neat too. The glorious and delightful Mrs naturalfake would look glorious and delightful in it.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 11:11 AM (9q7Dl)

14 His first product, a long-lasting dehydrated "meat biscuit", won a prize at the London World's Fair and was popular with Arctic explorers, but did not win him a contract with the U.S. Army.

Ah the good old days, when I was courted by Arctic explorers and won a prize at the World's fair.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at May 27, 2017 11:13 AM (vRcUp)

15 What, exactly, is that tube on Elsie's forehead?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2017 11:13 AM (udajc)

16 Yesterday noon I received my new company laptop, the last one having perished from heat exhaustion. I told our purchaser that since this is most likely the last company PC I will need, I wanted a kick ass box like the ones the executives use to read email and play solitaire.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:13 AM (apyCW)

17 This one is a 15.5 i7 with 16GB of memory and an SSD. It literally boots in 5 seconds.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:14 AM (apyCW)

18 A touch screen would have been nice.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:17 AM (apyCW)

19 I still have two of my old company laptops. First one is an old Toshiba I got in 1997. The took the my one when I retired though.

Posted by: Javems at May 27, 2017 11:17 AM (yOqwj)

20 When I was a kid, I always wondered why Elsie had a nozzle on top of her head.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2017 11:18 AM (V2Yro)

21 Thanks for the fun and informative post KT!

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:19 AM (lidp8)

22 Elmers glue was originally made from milk proteins, Casein, and not cow hooves as I once believed.

It was also originally made by Borden.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 11:19 AM (mkDpn)

23 This one is a 15.5 i7 with 16GB of memory and an SSD. It literally boots in 5 seconds.
Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:14 AM (apyC

My Dell that I bought about last December for The Navy is a 13inch i7 with 16 GB also...Very happy with it for the most part. Hate Windows but it is what it is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 11:19 AM (5y11N)

24 >>>What, exactly, is that tube on Elsie's forehead?

Gabba, gabba, one of us!

Posted by: Mutant Snork at May 27, 2017 11:19 AM (vRcUp)

25 Interesting history lesson.

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2017 11:19 AM (ie8tB)

26 Does Elsie have a cow-lick perm going on?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:20 AM (TiwO/)

27 If u live in Austin TX and are male, force the Alamo draft house to let u in to Wonder Woman or sue them. They cannot exclude men from the showing or law is meaningless. I've had enough of liberals.

First the same chain elsewhere, and now this.

If public accommodation laws are what we have been lectured about, if cake bakers are forced to serve under all cases to protected classes, they cannot do this, it's a hill to die on and no, u don't need to merely identify as one to qualify.

It's this kind of crap that we tolerate instead of suing them right back and picketing and destroying their lives is why we R losing. Libs are flaming lying hypocritical assholes, and thry must be forced to live up to their own code of rules.

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 11:20 AM (idhyN)

28 I was thinking. all that was missing from this post was writing "And that is the rest of the story..."

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:20 AM (lidp8)

29 Elmers glue was originally made from milk proteins, Casein, and not cow hooves as I once believed.

It was also originally made by Borden.


Posted by: Kindltot


Elmers: Made by Borden. Consumed by Biden.

Posted by: Mutant Snork at May 27, 2017 11:20 AM (vRcUp)

30 PDT looks great at SIG

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 11:20 AM (5y11N)

31 The right bear "arms".

Arms, not just guns. Check Insty for word on the new law in Texas that will free the knives (including the famous Bowie knife) on Sept. 1.

Open carry of knives in public is back in Texas.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:21 AM (3myMJ)

32 The other big selling point was that prior to pasteurization milk could be a vector for tuberculosis.
Condensed milk was both shelf stable and sterile.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 11:21 AM (mkDpn)

33 Nice to see AF1 at SIG also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 11:21 AM (5y11N)

34 Good thing it didn't take long to fumigate both VC-25Bs for the new President.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:23 AM (TiwO/)

35 All smiles from the service members at SIG...THAT is nice to see also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 11:23 AM (5y11N)

36 "What, exactly, is that tube on Elsie's forehead?"


It is a funny looking representation of a forelock, a a common cow feature for some breeds.


Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:23 AM (3myMJ)

37 I'm going to miss having a dvd burner built in but these seem to be going the way of the dodo on portable devices.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:23 AM (apyCW)

38 "What, exactly, is that tube on Elsie's forehead?"


It is a funny looking representation of a forelock, a a common cow feature for some breeds.


Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:23 AM (3myMJ)

And I thought only superman had a forelock.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:24 AM (lidp8)

39 What would have made Elsie a Union cow?

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 11:24 AM (x9c8r)

40 Nice to wake up to such an interesting story.
I'm move to Texas if allergies were so bad for Mrs Diogenes. I like it there.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:25 AM (0tfLf)

41 Horses have fetlocks

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 11:25 AM (mkDpn)

42 What would have made Elsie a Union cow?
Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 11:24 AM (x9c8r)

She was a full fledged member of the AFL-CIO.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:25 AM (lidp8)

43 And I thought only superman had a forelock.
Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:24 AM (lidp


Cows can fly in an emergency.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (3myMJ)

44 What would have made Elsie a Union cow?
Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 11:24 AM (x9c8r)


Card-check

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (mkDpn)

45 And here;'s the level of intelligence from some commentator at the UK" Daily Mail"

Pity that Melanoma hasn't got a brain to go with her expensive dresses. Educated, intellectual women do not spend fortunes on clothes- they donate money to good causes instead like medical research. Zuckerberg's doctor wife and Mrs Steve Jobs are classic examples. Empty headed think expensive clothes will compensate for their lack of class.

How does this person know what else Melanie spends money on that Jobs or Zuckerberg's wife don't dress quite fashionably when it's called for? Why does she assume that because Melania dresses well that she is stupid?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (qES5k)

46 Cows can fly in an emergency.

Cowapult?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (TiwO/)

47 She was a full fledged member of the AFL-CIO.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:25 AM (lidp

In Texas?

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (x9c8r)

48 I keep sniffing this Elmers, but I'm not getting a buzz yet.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (vRcUp)

49 Cows can fly in an emergency.

Cowapult?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (TiwO/)

Whooosh!

Run away! Run away! Run away!

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:28 AM (lidp8)

50 I keep sniffing this Elmers, but I'm not getting a buzz yet.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (vRcUp)

mix in a little tolulene

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 11:28 AM (x9c8r)

51 How does this person know what else Melanie spends money on that Jobs or Zuckerberg's wife don't dress quite fashionably when it's called for? Why does she assume that because Melania dresses well that she is stupid?


Knowing is optional on the left, if not downright discouraged. Only the hate is mandatory.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:29 AM (apyCW)

52 She was a full fledged member of the AFL-CIO.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:25 AM (lidp

In Texas?
Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (x9c8r)

Don't take all the fun out of the joke. :-)

If you want a serious answer, she was probably born in a northern state before becoming the mascot of Borden.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:29 AM (lidp8)

53 Someone should teach Joey Bidet how to make slime from Elmer's Glue.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:29 AM (TiwO/)

54 When I get to be Madama Macron's age-if I live that long-I do not plan to color my hair. I think black roots on hair that is now blonde is not a good look

Sorry for the incredibly shallow comment.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:30 AM (qES5k)

55 Maybe Elsie was forced to join SAG?

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2017 11:30 AM (ie8tB)

56 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (qES5k)

That's just another self-loathing socialist person who hates successful people.

Everyone should be equal. And poor. It's the collectivist way.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:30 AM (3myMJ)

57 Maybe Elsie was forced to join SAG?

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2017 11:30 AM (ie8tB)

Well, she did go to Hollywood.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 11:31 AM (x9c8r)

58 FenelonSpoke, some people are oblivious it seems to the impression they present. Or they are in denial that age has caught up to them.

Still trying to process an encounter at Wal-Mart with a woman who might have been Dr. Ruth except she was sporting pink hair.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:32 AM (TiwO/)

59 When I get to be Madama Macron's age-if I live that long-I do not plan to color my hair. I think black roots on hair that is now blonde is not a good look

Sorry for the incredibly shallow comment.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:30 AM (qES5k)

I think if you get to that age you should dye your hair purple and tell everyone that its your natural color.
Of course you may get placed in a home doing that so maybe its not such a good idea.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:32 AM (lidp8)

60 Cows can fly in an emergency.

Cowapult?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (TiwO/)


After the final lunar landing the scientists at Houston sent samples of moor rocks all over the world so that all of mankind could participate in the research. After the last rock was sent, they realized Texas A&M had been omitted from the list. So an enterprising engineer went out behind the Houston complex and dug up an old cow pie. (Aggies would never know the difference.)
About 6 months later the scientific papers began to be published. The results were fantastic until the paper from A&M captured the headlines.
It said, "Texas A&M Proves Cow Did Jump Over the Moon!"

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:33 AM (0tfLf)

61 >>>Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (qES5k)

I need to stop drinking: my eye jumped to the middle of the comment and I thought "Yikes, FS is trashing Melania". As the king of hearts said, "Begin at the beginning, go on until you reach the end, and then stop".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:33 AM (vRcUp)

62 Cows can fly in an emergency.

Cowapult?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:27 AM (TiwO/)

After the final lunar landing the scientists at Houston sent samples of moor rocks all over the world so that all of mankind could participate in the research. After the last rock was sent, they realized Texas A&M had been omitted from the list. So an enterprising engineer went out behind the Houston complex and dug up an old cow pie. (Aggies would never know the difference.)
About 6 months later the scientific papers began to be published. The results were fantastic until the paper from A&M captured the headlines.
It said, "Texas A&M Proves Cow Did Jump Over the Moon!"
Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:33 AM (0tfLf)

And how long have you been sitting on that shitty joke? (Shitty, get it?)

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:34 AM (lidp8)

63 Moop Rocks.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:34 AM (apyCW)

64 Alamo Drafthouse Austin reply -Very sorry if you feel excluded. We thought it might be kinda fun -- for one screening -- to celebrate a character who's meant a great deal to women for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you.

Condescending bastards (bitches). I wish I was in Austin. They deserves to be protested vigorously. Enough of this shit.

Lets rewrite the reply only for FASCISTS excluding non-fascists from the screening of a new movie titled HITLER.

Alamo Drafthouse Austin reply -Very sorry if you feel excluded. We thought it might be kinda fun -- for one screening -- to celebrate a character who's meant a great deal to fascists for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you.

Posted by: charley horse at May 27, 2017 11:35 AM (+kahX)

65 Udderly ridiculous.

Posted by: Elsie at May 27, 2017 11:35 AM (Tyii7)

66
How does this person know what else Melanie spends money on that Jobs or Zuckerberg's wife don't dress quite fashionably when it's called for? Why does she assume that because Melania dresses well that she is stupid?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (qES5k)

The left hates anything beautiful. They want everyone to be as ugly as they are. They spend their days telling us that whatever is ugly and perverted is really beautiful...so much so that we now have at least a generation or two who have completely skewed ideas of what is beautiful. I'm not just speaking about physical beauty, either. Things like the beauty of a newborn baby, grace,freedom and concord are foreign concepts to the vile left.

Once, civilization appreciated and celebrated beauty, both the physical and the intangible and we were a better culture because of it.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at May 27, 2017 11:35 AM (oQQwD)

67
Posted by: Kindltot

Elmers: Made by Borden. Consumed by Biden.
Posted by: Mutant Snork at May 27, 2017 11:20 AM (vRcUp)
---
There was a kid in my second grade who chugged a whole bottle of that Elmers clear brown glue on a dare at recess. Because one must never let a dare pass unanswered.

He lived to eat both crayons and paste on a dare.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 11:35 AM (NT3RT)

68 Alamo Drafthouse Austin reply -Very sorry if you feel excluded. We thought it might be kinda fun -- for one screening -- to celebrate a character who's meant a great deal to women for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you.

Condescending bastards (bitches). I wish I was in Austin. They deserves to be protested vigorously. Enough of this shit.

Lets rewrite the reply only for FASCISTS excluding non-fascists from the screening of a new movie titled HITLER.

Alamo Drafthouse Austin reply -Very sorry if you feel excluded. We thought it might be kinda fun -- for one screening -- to celebrate a character who's meant a great deal to fascists for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you.
Posted by: charley horse at May 27, 2017 11:35 AM (+kahX)

You should get a bunch of illegals together and storm the Alamo theater.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:36 AM (lidp8)

69 What, exactly, is that tube on Elsie's forehead?

Posted by: weft cut-loop


Cowa-bunghole?

Posted by: Hope Solo at May 27, 2017 11:36 AM (vRcUp)

70 And how long have you been sitting on that shitty joke? (Shitty, get it?)

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:34 AM


Groan...yes got it.

I've been hanging around Ace for years now....

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:37 AM (0tfLf)

71 Public accommodation laws are clear, as the left notes over gays trying to get a cake when twenty others will bake it for them . This is a fuck you test, the left is openly hypocritical over this and saying you cannot exclude, but we can. No way we cannot sue the to death over this. We have to.

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 11:38 AM (idhyN)

72 There was a kid in my second grade who chugged a whole bottle of that Elmers clear brown glue on a dare at recess. Because one must never let a dare pass unanswered.

He lived to eat both crayons and paste on a dare.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


That clear rubbery liquid stuff? I remember that from elementary school art class. That shit smelled toxic - I'm surprised he survived.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:38 AM (vRcUp)

73 Wow All Hail Eris, constitution of a horse married to the brains of a fruit fly.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:39 AM (TiwO/)

74 There was a kid in my second grade who chugged a whole bottle of that Elmers clear brown glue on a dare at recess. Because one must never let a dare pass unanswered.

He lived to eat both crayons and paste on a dare.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

That clear rubbery liquid stuff? I remember that from elementary school art class. That shit smelled toxic - I'm surprised he survived.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:38 AM (vRcUp)

Read a bottle of Elmer's glue and you will find that they are non-toxic on purpose for just such an occasion. Although I am surprised he didn't puke afterwards.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:40 AM (lidp8)

75 As for the 'Women Only' viewing.

Self-identify as a woman and go see it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:41 AM (TiwO/)

76 Speaking of Elsie joining SAG...


Q: Do you know where to get dragon milk?


A: From a cow with a droopy udder.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:41 AM (mvenn)

77 Elsie was...exquisite in the stall...

Posted by: Ferdinand at May 27, 2017 11:42 AM (0tfLf)

78 Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:32 AM (lidp

Well, it would be fun to say that! :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:42 AM (qES5k)

79 Steve and Cold Bear, it wasn't rubber cement, it was a clear brown glue that dried hard. Like white Elmers, it was formulated under the assumption that kids named Biff or T-Bone would chug it on a dare (or force kids named Egbert or Poindexter* to drink it).

*Actually knew a supernerd named Poindexter.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 11:42 AM (NT3RT)

80 I think California dairies have been using cows for the past couple years in ads. There is a series where the cow lives with a family and uses a valley girl accent. Those are funny. I like the red cow used for Laughing Cow brands.

Cows in my area right now look pretty seedy -- winter coats are not all off and they are still a little lean. Went through farmette country last weekend and checked them all out -- good thing I wasn't driving because I would have run off the road for bald eagle's nest rather than checking out the cows.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 11:42 AM (MIKMs)

81 And how long have you been sitting on that shitty joke? (Shitty, get it?)

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:34 AM

Groan...yes got it.

I've been hanging around Ace for years now....
Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:37 AM (0tfLf)

So you have just been waiting around thinking, "Someday, there will be a post about moon rocks or cows and then I will have them!"

;-)

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:42 AM (lidp8)

82 ..........they donate money to good causes instead like medical research.

----------------------


I guess the people that designed the jacket, sewed the jacket, transported the jacket, sold the jacket are chopped liver.

Posted by: Javems at May 27, 2017 11:43 AM (yOqwj)

83 How does this person know what else Melanie spends money on that Jobs or Zuckerberg's wife don't dress quite fashionably when it's called for? Why does she assume that because Melania dresses well that she is stupid?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (qES5k)



Eh. Just another Progtard who thinks they know how to spend your money better than you do.


Your money is their money, doncha know?

Greedy envious little shits every one.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 11:43 AM (9q7Dl)

84 I remember reading about when Elsie quit giving.

Vet said it was udder failure.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:43 AM (0tfLf)

85 So you have just been waiting around thinking, "Someday, there will be a post about moon rocks or cows and then I will have them!"

;-)


Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:42 AM


Patience is its own reward.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:44 AM (0tfLf)

86 Empty headed think expensive clothes will compensate for their lack of class.

Wait, whut?

Posted by: Hillary's $12,000 Tunic at May 27, 2017 11:46 AM (jHrzU)

87 Given the state of Hollywood in those days it wouldn't surprise me to learn that Samuel Goldwyn was Beulah's father.

Casting cow-ch, indeed

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:46 AM (mvenn)

88 Ok ... I remember the brown glue now. We had a bottle at home. Never used it in school, though.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:47 AM (vRcUp)

89 Cow-ch?

That was udderly horrible

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:47 AM (TiwO/)

90 Ok ... I remember the brown glue now. We had a bottle at home. Never used it in school, though.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:47 AM (vRcUp)

Was the brown glue just for special occasions? I remember it but I don't remember what it was for.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:47 AM (lidp8)

91
Don't you think the cow jokes have been milked enough?

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2017 11:48 AM (S/hVx)

92 "They cannot exclude men from the showing or law is meaningless....they cannot do this, it's a hill to die on"

I dunno that we really want to go that far. From what I understand, the theater is NOT excluding men from ALL showings of "Wonder Woman," it is simply making SOME screenings women-only. A man who wants to see the movie can still do so, he just has to go at a different time, or perhaps to a different theater (surely there is more than one theater in the Austin area showing this movie).

Ultimately it all comes down to the right of association among PRIVATE parties in a PRIVATE venue. Public accommodation laws do exist for a reason -- to counteract the Jim Crow laws that excluded blacks from certain facilities at ALL times -- but I would think that as long as reasonable accomodations for the excluded group are available at another time or nearby location, strict enforcement of these laws on private parties shouldn't be necessary.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 11:48 AM (9WuX0)

93 Cow-ch?

That was udderly horrible
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:47 AM (TiwO/)

Moooo...ve along!

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:48 AM (lidp8)

94 Curb Your Cow.

Posted by: Man in the Moon at May 27, 2017 11:48 AM (vRcUp)

95 but I would think that as long as reasonable accomodations for the excluded group are available at another time or nearby location, strict enforcement of these laws on private parties shouldn't be necessary.


Bake me a cake.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:49 AM (apyCW)

96 Its quiet here. People must be trying to think up more cow puns.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (lidp8)

97 There's no prettier sound than the evening bawling of the cows as they come in to be milked.

Almost a religious experience.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (3myMJ)

98 Was it the brown glue with the rubber tip that had a slot on it? You would pump it up and down on the paper until the glue started flowing, then smear it where you needed it.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (mvenn)

99 Cow-ch?

That was udderly horrible
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:47 AM (TiwO/)



He should've cushioned the blow.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (9q7Dl)

100 You mean people are ruminating on the puns?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (TiwO/)

101 Don't you think the cow jokes have been milked enough?
Posted by: irongrampa


Hay there cowpadre!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (udajc)

102 There was a kid in my second grade who chugged a whole bottle of that Elmers clear brown glue on a dare at recess.

He must have had epic constipation afterward.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 11:51 AM (6FqZa)

103 Winder Woman is going to be a girl power shit show.Who'da thunk.

Posted by: steevy at May 27, 2017 11:51 AM (rmVvL)

104 There's no prettier sound than the evening bawling of the cows as they come in to be milked.

Almost a religious experience.
Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (3myMJ)



I disagree, infidel.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 27, 2017 11:51 AM (9q7Dl)

105 72 There was a kid in my second grade who chugged a whole bottle of that Elmers clear brown glue on a dare at recess. Because one must never let a dare pass unanswered.

He lived to eat both crayons and paste on a dare.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

That clear rubbery liquid stuff? I remember that from elementary school art class. That shit smelled toxic - I'm surprised he survived.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:38 AM (vRcUp)

No dude. That stuff is rubber cement. Inorganic. Definitely toxic.

White paste comes from cows. Organic. Great with toast and tea.

Posted by: charley horse at May 27, 2017 11:52 AM (+kahX)

106 Ultimately it all comes down to the right of association among PRIVATE parties in a PRIVATE venue.

Errr, that was the whole point of the previous posters' comments. If we let the lefties work by that standard and refusing to let the rest of us live by it, well, where does it end?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at May 27, 2017 11:52 AM (UUFoE)

107 I just read the NYT piece on Zbig (linked at Drudge), and it wasn't very flattering, which shocked me.

I was too young and don't remember the fact that the old bastard supported China's support of Pol Pot in Cambodia, because he didn't want the Soviets to take over Vietnam.

He really was a nasty, egotistical, rotten old bastard. I guess he's busy 'splainin' his hatred of Israel and teh Joos right now.

Ugh. Go to Drudge and read it. Pretty informative. No wonder Mika is such a hot mess.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 11:52 AM (PY9jH)

108 Yay, it's a fashion thread!

Nobody does that sexy widow look like Dolce and Gabanna, and I love Domenico (or was it the other guy?) for flipping the bird to critics for daring to dress a gorgeous high profile woman.

Here's the divine Mrs. M in a mesh mirror dress and crystal pumps by D&G:

https://tinyurl.com/y86dw68m

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 11:52 AM (NT3RT)

109 Elmer's glue gave me a flashback:

Cigar box
Cartridge ink pen
One pack of ink cartridges
Pencils
Eraser
Compass (the geometry one)
Paper

Posted by: mrp at May 27, 2017 11:52 AM (Pqytn)

110 There's no prettier sound than the evening bawling of the cows as they come in to be milked.

Almost a religious experience.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM


A teatilating experience.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:52 AM (0tfLf)

111 Ha,Winder Woman.

Posted by: steevy at May 27, 2017 11:52 AM (rmVvL)

112 That's just another self-loathing socialist person who hates successful people.

Everyone should be equal. And poor. It's the collectivist way.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:30 AM (3myMJ)


Except for the Ruling Party apparatchiks; they labour* so hard for the proles, the over-worked elites need their rewards for doing all the thinking the proles.

*British spelling intentional since the discussion got sparked by some nitwit in the UK

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 27, 2017 11:53 AM (5Yee7)

113 Back then a respectable cow herd, when one of theirs got in the "family way" would have packed Elsie off to live with "an aunt" for the summer, and then Elsie's mom would have claimed that the baby was really hers, and that Elsie was the baby's "big sister".

Elsie was pretty brazen.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:53 AM (mvenn)

114 Was the brown glue just for special occasions? I remember it but I don't remember what it was for.

Posted by: StrawMan


I don't know. We had a disgusting shelf in one of the bathrooms with all sorts of old, dusty, corroded containers full of chemically stuff. The kind of thing where your local town has a special day where everyone is invited to take their stuff to the town square and dispose of it instead of throwing it in the garbage.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 11:53 AM (vRcUp)

115 Oh, Alamo Drafthouse is free to make a Safe Space for women away from all us ickey rapey men.

Just like I'm free to not go to Alamo Drafthouse, ever, and not to pay money for this movie whose producers are fine with Alamo Drafthouse's little wink to the SJWs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 11:53 AM (6FqZa)

116 Apropos of nothing, the Brave Browser is fast approaching usefulness. I downloaded the last release for this new PC and so far there is nothing that I want to do that I cannot do.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:54 AM (apyCW)

117 Never quit giving.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at May 27, 2017 11:54 AM (Tyii7)

118 Ooo, that was fun. Facebutt asked me to take survey of it's wonderfulness.

Heh.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 11:54 AM (3myMJ)

119 Customer: I'd like to order enough milk for a milk bath.


Dairyman: No problem. Would you like it pasteurized?


Customer: No, just up to my knees would be fine.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:54 AM (mvenn)

120 That said, I do realize that the suggestion of suing the venue for excluding men is more about demonstrating the hypocrisy of the Left and making the point that public accomodation/non-discrimination laws cut both ways, than it is about the actual principle of the law.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 11:54 AM (9WuX0)

121 I dunno that we really want to go that far. From what I understand, the theater is NOT excluding men from ALL showings of "Wonder Woman," it is simply making SOME screenings women-only. A man who wants to see the movie can still do so, he just has to go at a different time, or perhaps to a different theater (surely there is more than one theater in the Austin area showing this movie).

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 11:48 AM (9WuX0)

Do you see what you wrote? Men can go just not when women go. At a public place. How is this different from Sharia- Men and women socially separated?

Posted by: charley horse at May 27, 2017 11:55 AM (+kahX)

122 All Hail Eris, that DG number and Melania's expression. It seems Donald has a Terminator style fem-bot next to him.

And I bet the same paste eaters dissing Melania still think all those fashion disaster dresses from the Billboard Awards are tres hot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:55 AM (TiwO/)

123 Customer: I'd like to order enough milk for a milk bath.


Dairyman: No problem. Would you like it pasteurized?


Customer: No, just up to my knees would be fine.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:54 AM


And Strawman thought my joke was old.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:55 AM (0tfLf)

124 "Empty headed think expensive clothes will compensate for their lack of class."

Two thoughts.

(1) No doubt in my mind that this loser expressed these same feelings when Michelle Obama was rocking her $500 sneakers.

(2) Just got back from traveling to the left coast. Someone in front of me was stuck in their too small seat for 6 hours next to an overweight, sweating guy wearing a sleeveless t-shirt to travel in. Nothing wrong with dressing for comfort, but in today's world where wearing underwear sticking 6 inches above the waist of your pants is considered cool, nobody who chooses to dress well has anything to apologize for.

Posted by: RM at May 27, 2017 11:56 AM (U3LtS)

125 37
I'm going to miss having a dvd burner built in but these seem to be going the way of the dodo on portable devices.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 11:23 AM (apyCW)

Everybody is going to memory sticks now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 11:56 AM (mpXpK)

126 Tres Leches cake always sounded horrible to me. Anybody here made it? Tasted it?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 11:56 AM (BVQ+1)

127 Men and Women. Typo. jeesh. Wait I did it twice. Now in trouble. Okay, Women and men.

Posted by: charley horse at May 27, 2017 11:56 AM (+kahX)

128 Brattleboro thinks that we should honor Presdent Obama by putting him on the one dollar bill for being the best presdent of color we ever had !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2017 11:58 AM (WmgTn)

129 Tres Leches cake always sounded horrible to me. Anybody here made it? Tasted it?

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 11:56 AM (BVQ+1)



It's delish!

And stupidly easy to make.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 11:58 AM (9q7Dl)

130 Lets see if this works for Kindltot
http://tinyurl.com/ydfbhoey

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:59 AM (TiwO/)

131 Don't take the brown glue. Oh wait, label says non-toxic. Nevermind.

Posted by: Woodstock hippie at May 27, 2017 11:59 AM (vRcUp)

132 I saw Elsie's phone number written on the walls of a lot of stalls.
Just sayin'.

Posted by: Mr. Ed at May 27, 2017 11:59 AM (0tfLf)

133 98 Was it the brown glue with the rubber tip that had a slot on it? You would pump it up and down on the paper until the glue started flowing, then smear it where you needed it.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:50 AM (mvenn)
---
Yep. Crayons, construction paper, glue, tempera paints...I rocked the elementary school craft world!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 12:00 PM (NT3RT)

134 "Western Liberals (Starbucks Marxists) Don't Understand Islam"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJCNpwf5n_U

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:01 PM (kD8Fh)

135 Tres Leches cake always sounded horrible to me. Anybody here made it? Tasted it?

Posted by: KT


It makes me think of Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Bob Filner doing something unspeakable to a cake. I couldn't eat it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 12:01 PM (vRcUp)

136 I don't follow fashion and don't watch the Billboards awards but this is my vote for the "What was she thinking?!!" fashion award:

http://tinyurl.com/y7rh752u

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 12:02 PM (qES5k)

137 "How is this different from Sharia- Men and women socially separated?"

Can you not see the difference between a one-time or occasional event open to only men or women (who can freely associate everywhere else, 99.9 percent of the time) vs. government ENFORCED separation of the sexes at ALL times, in every venue?

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 12:03 PM (9WuX0)

138 Ultimately it all comes down to the right of association among PRIVATE parties in a PRIVATE venue. Public accommodation laws do exist for a reason -- to counteract the Jim Crow laws that excluded blacks from certain facilities at ALL times -- but I would think that as long as reasonable accomodations for the excluded group are available at another time or nearby location, strict enforcement of these laws on private parties shouldn't be necessary.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 11:48 AM (9WuX0)


I think you are incorrect; if this place is selling tickets to the public, they can't discriminate on the basis of the sex of the purchaser. This is more blatant hypocrisy on the part of the Left: instead of "four legs good, two legs bad," substitute, "females good, [heterosexual] males bad."

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 27, 2017 12:03 PM (5Yee7)

139 "There was a kid in my second grade who chugged a whole bottle of that Elmers clear brown glue on a dare at recess. Because one must never let a dare pass unanswered."

I remember brown bottles that had a slanted, rubber tip with a slash in it for the glue to come out of. They ALWAYS clogged.

Things have improved, though. We've graduated to super glue which superglues only skin and has a highest and best use to seal up small cuts. I understand corpsmen actually use something like this.

Posted by: RM at May 27, 2017 12:03 PM (U3LtS)

140 gardeniong up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 12:03 PM (mpXpK)

141 And Strawman thought my joke was old.


*****

Heh! I trot that one out every time we have a cow thread.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 12:04 PM (mvenn)

142 Customer: I'd like to order enough milk for a milk bath.


Dairyman: No problem. Would you like it pasteurized?


Customer: No, just up to my knees would be fine.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 11:54 AM

And Strawman thought my joke was old.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 11:55 AM (0tfLf)

It wasn't the oldness of your joke that I objected to but the horribleness. And yes Muldoon's joke was just as bad. Personally, I wouldn't object to the both of you being beaten about the neck and shoulders with a rubber hose.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 12:04 PM (lidp8)

143 Everyone loves tres leches cake, KT It's a big favorite here in South Texas.

Thanks as always for the interesting post. There is also a Borden county in TX, and its county seat is Gail. It's in the middle of nowhere, but I've actually been there, on a college ranch management field trip from Hell.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 12:05 PM (bwBxJ)

144 Bill Ray Cyrus was trying to dress low-key because the rest of the clan had veered into fashion disaster like Miley's 17 yr old sister showing off lots of skin with barely a black scarf covering her naughty bits.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 12:05 PM (TiwO/)

145 Tres Leches cake always sounded horrible to me. Anybody here made it? Tasted it?

Posted by: KT

It makes me think of Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Bob Filner doing something unspeakable to a cake. I couldn't eat it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 12:01 PM (vRcUp)



Wrong sex.

It makes me think of postpartum Hillary! Clinton, Huma Weiner and Nancy Pelosi doing something unspeakable to a cake. I couldn't eat it.


There. That's better.


Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 12:06 PM (9q7Dl)

146 @105 No, not rubber cement. Mucilage. Essence of soybean, used only on paper. Elmer's had a brand of it, but LePage's was the industry leader.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 27, 2017 12:06 PM (H5rtT)

147 Elsie still travels around to be displayed at stock shows and such. When I saw her she was a beautiful little Jersey cow with her calf.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 12:07 PM (bwBxJ)

148 I had a moment of truth last night. I love classical guitar sexually. Many years ago, I saw a concert that included guitarist Angel Romero, and even met him, at which time he was young and slender with coal black hair. I've followed his music over the years but never saw him. Last night I saw him perform a guitar concerto on PBS. He was old and plump and had snow white hair.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 12:07 PM (Nwg0u)

149 the best presdent of color we ever had !!!!!!!!!

Oh, bullshit.

Posted by: Bubba Clintoon at May 27, 2017 12:08 PM (Tyii7)

150 I am posting on this dead thread because I just wanted the last word.

Posted by: StrawMan at May 27, 2017 12:08 PM (lidp8)

151 Things have improved, though. We've graduated to super glue which superglues only skin and has a highest and best use to seal up small cuts. I understand corpsmen actually use something like this.
Posted by: RM at May 27, 2017 12:03 PM (U3LtS)



It may be an urban legend, but I've read that super glue was originally developed for emergency treatment of battlefield wounds, and only later migrated to the civilian world.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 27, 2017 12:08 PM (SRKgf)

152 last word.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 12:09 PM (bwBxJ)

153 Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 12:03 PM (9WuX0)

Curious. Are there men only viewing times set aside for this movie?

Seems to me, if you want to pay for it, and have it as a private venue that is one thing. But to exclude based on sex entirely another. And quite frankly how is it different from Whites/Black Only, Jews/Catholics/Muslims only?

Posted by: gracepc at May 27, 2017 12:09 PM (OU4q6)

154 147 Elsie still travels around to be displayed at stock shows and such. When I saw her she was a beautiful little Jersey cow with her calf.
Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 12:07 PM (bwBxJ)



What about Hillary traveling around with her filly, Chelsea?

Oh, wait, you said "beautiful." Carry on.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 27, 2017 12:10 PM (SRKgf)

155
And we're off again, break time from the morning parade is over, gotta get ready for the final one this afternoon.

I honestly DO enjoy wearing the A's now and then.

Lookin good and standin tall.

Be good, y'all.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2017 12:10 PM (S/hVx)

156 "Popular on Youtube" a bunch of Ramadan videos.Seriously?

Posted by: steevy at May 27, 2017 12:10 PM (rmVvL)

157 Tres Leches cake always sounded horrible to me. Anybody here made it? Tasted it?

Posted by: KT


I haven't. Getting those leeches sounds like a pain in the culo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2017 12:10 PM (udajc)

158 *snickers*

"Victoria Bonya's dress looks like it was the product of an online prom dress scam."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 12:11 PM (TiwO/)

159 How is this different from Sharia- Men and women socially separated?"

Can you not see the difference between a one-time or occasional event open to only men or women (who can freely associate everywhere else, 99.9 percent of the time) vs. government ENFORCED separation of the sexes at ALL times, in every venue?
Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 12:03 PM (9WuX0)



Sorry. Those aren't the rules now.

If the roles were reversed, lawsuits would follow.

The Left need their own legal argy-bargy applied to them good and hard every single time,

until even they get tired of it.

You argue for a system and polite tolerance which simply doesn't exist any more.

Yes, freedom of association is a great and wonderful principle. We don't have that now.

Alamo needs to defend lawsuits in every single venue where this is tried.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 12:11 PM (9q7Dl)

160 Oh oh oh tres leches cake is AWESOME! I've made it several times and it is delicious. Great on a hot day, especially. Or a day ending with y.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:11 PM (sBOL1)

161 I don't follow fashion and don't watch the Billboards awards but this is my vote for the "What was she thinking?!!" fashion award:

http://tinyurl.com/y7rh752u

-
My little chick-a-dee.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 12:13 PM (Nwg0u)

162 No one ever talks about me. Haters.

Posted by: Ferdinan, the gay bull at May 27, 2017 12:14 PM (OdK9v)

163 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 27, 2017 12:07 PM (Nwg0u)

Anytime I'm scanning thru car radio, classical guitar gets a stop.

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:15 PM (kD8Fh)

164 If you liked the service, don't forget to tip.

Posted by: Elsie at May 27, 2017 12:15 PM (vRcUp)

165 Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:11 PM (sBOL1)

I like it too. Can only take it in small doses though. The condensed milk is way sweet.

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:17 PM (kD8Fh)

166 What about Hillary traveling around with her filly, Chelsea?
-------------

'Heifer', the word is 'heifer'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 12:18 PM (OdK9v)

167 "It is a funny looking representation of a forelock, a a common cow feature for some breeds."

Jewish cows have their forelocks removed shortly after birth.

The man who does the cutting is known as a Mo-Elmer.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2017 12:18 PM (V2Yro)

168 I am posting on this dead thread because I just wanted the last word.

Posted by: StrawMan


What are you talking about? Most of us aren't gardeners. Gardening thread hasn't even broken 20 comments yet. It's fallow.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 12:18 PM (vRcUp)

169 Agreed, kallisto. But that's one of the great things about it - it can feed a multitude. Plus, I put a ton of fresh berries on it so that cuts the sweetness a bit.

I made a couple for a 75th birthday party I had for my mom a few years ago. Those ladies went nuts for it!

I haven't made it since, but I think I need to.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:20 PM (sBOL1)

170 When I was a kid I was always amazed by Elmer's biceps. Wow! What a manly bull. Yet with a friendly look on his face. Impressive to a skinny little runt of a seven-year-old.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 12:21 PM (mvenn)

171 Ah, I liked this:

"Stealing money from others is immoral even if you voted to do it."

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 27, 2017 12:22 PM (3myMJ)

172 What are you talking about? Most of us aren't gardeners. Gardening thread hasn't even broken 20 comments yet. It's fallow.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear
-------------
More's the pity, I think.

The blog has been hijacked by fecund cows.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 12:22 PM (NBHj5)

173 166 What about Hillary traveling around with her filly, Chelsea?
-------------
What about FAB mentioning Pizzagate in her commencement address to hier alma mater?

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:22 PM (kD8Fh)

174 Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:20 PM (sBOL1)

The tres leches cake I've had was pre-made at Whole Foods. So maybe they got the proportions wrong. The way I cut the sweetness was with a demitasse of sugarless espresso coffee!

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:24 PM (kD8Fh)

175 The blog has been hijacked by fecund cows.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 12:22 PM (NBHj5)
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Hey, pal. Just because I have a lot of calves that doesn't mean I'm fecund.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:25 PM (sBOL1)

176 If there were a statue of Beauregard the bull the SJWs would have to tear it down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2017 12:25 PM (IqV8l)

177 Did you hear about the young woman with seven kids who joined a convent?


Fecund to nun.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 12:27 PM (mvenn)

178 When I was a kid I was always amazed by Elmer's biceps. Wow! What a manly bull. Yet with a friendly look on his face. Impressive to a skinny little runt of a seven-year-old.

Posted by: Muldoon


I'm a cow now. I lied and told them I wanted to be a steer. And now that I've had the udder implants the transition is complete.

Posted by: Ellenmer the trans cow at May 27, 2017 12:28 PM (vRcUp)

179 We had a power bump yesterday that fried our FIOS box.

Spent 4 hours (read that like John Pinette) on hold with Verizon, but then the tech was here first thing this am.

It was like being AMISH!

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 12:28 PM (jHrzU)

180 Info wards (I know! I know!-I don't look at it very often) reporting that mass riots against are planned for July 2nd. Great!

And I have never looked at the Infowars comments before. They are the worst comments I have seen on the internet yet and I didn't even read a fraction of them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 12:30 PM (qES5k)

181 "how is it different from Whites/Black Only, Jews/Catholics/Muslims only?"

You take the principle of non-discrimination too far and you end up with, for example, Catholic schools being forced to hire out and proud gays or pro-aborts, or the Boy Scouts being forced to admit girls and trannies. I would think that a PRIVATE association such as B'nai B'rith or the K of C would be able to have a "Jews only" or "Catholics only" membership policy, and even to have occasional events at their privately owned venues that are Jews only or Catholics only.

As for the "white/black only" issue, let's not forget that Jim Crow was an official state (and at one time, federal) government policy enforced on everyone, ALL THE TIME, regardless of their personal beliefs or wishes. Restaurants, bathrooms, drinking fountains, etc. were white only or black only 24/7/365, not just once in a while or for particular events.

There has to be a balance between non-discrimination and free association and finding the proper balance isn't as easy as it might look, especially now when these principles are selectively enforced for the benefit of particular groups only.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 12:32 PM (9WuX0)

182 When I was a kid I was always amazed by Elmer's biceps. Wow! What a manly bull. Yet with a friendly look on his face. Impressive to a skinny little runt of a seven-year-old.
Posted by: Muldoon
-----------

Such icons were calculated to be emblematic of masculinity then. A good example was Smoky the Bear. Someone you would want to emulate, he exuded authority. No shirt for the otherwise sharply uniformed, gruff Smoky. There was always the sense that if you misbehaved, he might rip your lungs out.

Then...they came up with Woodsy the Owl. Floppy clown feet and a Robin Hood cap. "Hoot, hoot, don't pollute!"

I longed to see Woodsy crushed by a logger's truck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 12:34 PM (OdK9v)

183 Heil Heifer!

[salute hand has image of teat burned into palm]

Posted by: Ron Lacey as Major Arnold Toht at May 27, 2017 12:34 PM (SVttD)

184 Anna, I get a 1011 error and the note

"The owner of this
website (www.ufunk.net) does not allow hotlinking to that resource "




Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 12:34 PM (mkDpn)

185 One reason I don't want Islam to take over is that they forbid images. They have nothing analogous to this fanciful, bizarre stuff like using cartoon cows to sell glue or food products. It would impoverish our culture. It would make us even more dull and colorless than the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 12:35 PM (vRcUp)

186 It was like being AMISH!
Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 12:28 PM (jHrzU)
--------

Whoa. I'm glad that didn't come a little further north.

On the positive side, if you made it through that, you can face anything now.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 12:35 PM (2kDQ0)

187 One reason I don't want Islam to take over is that they forbid images.

Welcome to East Bengal, which fought a vicious war for independence against the Islamists based in Pakistan.

They may as well not have bothered:
https://nyti.ms/2s20JmX

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 12:37 PM (6FqZa)

188 Time for the gossip session at the local lunch counter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2017 12:41 PM (OdK9v)

189 Then...they came up with Woodsy the Owl. Floppy clown feet and a Robin Hood cap. "Hoot, hoot, don't pollute!"

I longed to see Woodsy crushed by a logger's truck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Speaking of annoying PSAs. Anybody remember the dancing testicle man? I never found out what he was called.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xRv9ZQOCPo

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 12:42 PM (vRcUp)

190 Hi fellow corgi babies! Love the Horde I've just been busy in real people world. But am good.

Loved all the Melania and Ivanka fashion porn we saw on the trip abroad, and loved Melania as First Lady being classy and kind. The press can suck in it. Glad my fashion bloggers decided to not report on her clothes, less traffic to them at their loss. (Yes when I finally chime in again it's for fashion lol, surprise.)

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 12:45 PM (ZSEpY)

191 Ok, Timer.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 12:45 PM (vRcUp)

192 I longed to see Woodsy crushed by a logger's truck.


*****


Snort!



I have an older brother named Alan who worked for the Forest Service back in the day. We younger brothers would call him Woodsy Al.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 12:48 PM (mvenn)

193 Anybody remember the dancing testicle man? I never found out what he was called.


*****

Bruno Tonioli?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 12:50 PM (mvenn)

194 Oh, and the Chaffetz runoff is going to be a crap show. Affiliated party candidates had to register by yesterday. About a million people are running on GOP ticket, so either the GOPE with the biggest coffer or an embarrassing akin type will get in, sigh.

Bob bennett's son is part of a new "United Utah" political party, basically made up of defeatist GOPE capitulating to dems also in the party. He did kabuki theater yesterday trying to register in the party when it's not been made official yet. Threatening to sue. Still has time to register in an unaffiliated party, probably will. God bless us all and save my beloved state from these opportunistic toolbags.

Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 12:51 PM (ZSEpY)

195 So, why the long face?

Posted by: Jon "Mr. Ed" Carry at May 27, 2017 12:55 PM (Tyii7)

196 Welcome to East Bengal, which fought a vicious war for independence against the Islamists based in Pakistan.

They may as well not have bothered:
https://nyti.ms/2s20JmX

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


This cheered me up:

In recent years, its authorities have struggled to contain extremist violence against religious minorities, foreigners, gay people and secular intellectuals. Attendance at madrasas, or Islamic schools, is swelling, and more women are wearing the hijab, or head scarf.


Karma is coming to the secular intellectuals and gays in this country that unthinkingly support the Democrats. They can't comprehend that paragraph.

I also think it's neat that the symbolic depiction of Justice is so powerful that it pervaded even that part of the world, for a time.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 12:55 PM (vRcUp)

197 @194 LizLem - they should just register as The Stupid Party.

Can't anybody here play this game?

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 12:56 PM (jHrzU)

198 Posted by: LizLem at May 27, 2017 12:45 PM (ZSEpY)

I was posting links from Euro press because Liar media in the States blacked out anything positive about Melania.

And Bob Bennett sounds like another Soros tool.

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:57 PM (kD8Fh)

199 No justice no peace. The Alamo dh wins bc of people on our own side who refuse to make the left live up to its own code of rules and their public accommodation laws that the fucking shithead left wants to apply one way and call u a sexist male for not wanting sexism applied to u.

Fuck that. War. Sue.

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 01:00 PM (idhyN)

200 It's not commonly discussed in the East, nor in the West much these days, but the Greeks did come to India and build kingdoms there. Starting in the northwest (because Alex The Dude), their descendants gradually moved across the subcontinent along the Himalayas. I am unsure how far the Indo-Greeks got before finally being assimilated with the Brahmins.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 01:00 PM (6FqZa)

201 God save the Queen! The fascist regime!
No future, no future for ... me.

Posted by: Prince Charles at May 27, 2017 01:02 PM (vRcUp)

202 And Bob Bennett sounds like another Soros tool.

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 12:57 PM (kD8Fh)


I doubt it. You don't have to pay GOPe to be stupid. They just are.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 01:03 PM (jHrzU)

203 I'm watching the Yankee game and since they built the new "Fancy" Stadium with the moat..they do NOT put the Sailors on Fleet Week behind home plate in the real expensive seats...AND AND AND many of them are open


Sucks if you ask me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 01:04 PM (SjImc)

204 Btw this is hill to die on.

It doesn't matter if u agree with association laws, so do I. Point is the left does not and they are selectively applying this, straight up. Even to a so called applicable protected class, gender, sex. The shitficks even gave a shout out to those identifying as female.

We will not have lives worth shit if this fucking crap continues.

No more. Or I don't have to film your wedding when I would film other stuff even if I knew u be homosexual.

No no more. Not He fucking inch. Lawsuit, right fucking now...

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 01:04 PM (idhyN)

205 200 It's not commonly discussed in the East, nor in the West much these days, but the Greeks did come to India and build kingdoms there. Starting in the northwest (because Alex The Dude), their descendants gradually moved across the subcontinent along the Himalayas. I am unsure how far the Indo-Greeks got before finally being assimilated with the Brahmins.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 01:00 PM (6FqZa)
---
Isn't thelassemia in India traced back to the Greek incursion?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 01:05 PM (NT3RT)

206 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 01:00 PM (6FqZa)

Catholic tradition holds that one of the Twelve, Thomas - migrated to South India and established the Church there. When I had my taxes done the Indian woman was surprised I knew about the Catholic population in her country.

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 01:06 PM (kD8Fh)

207 No justice no peace. The Alamo dh wins bc of people on our own side who refuse to make the left live up to its own code of rules and their public accommodation laws that the fucking shithead left wants to apply one way and call u a sexist male for not wanting sexism applied to u.

Fuck that. War. Sue.

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 01:00 PM (idhyN)


Just get 4chan to start a twitter war over it.

Though I think that in order to get a lawsuit a male would have to buy a ticket online, show up, and be refused seating OR go to the booth to buy one and get refused.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 01:06 PM (jHrzU)

208 I doubt it. You don't have to pay GOPe to be stupid. They just are.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 01:03 PM (jHrzU)


When she said "bob Bennett", I thought she was referring to Bill Bennet's brother!

point taken

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 01:07 PM (kD8Fh)

209 Alamo Drafthouse Austin reply -Very sorry if you feel excluded. We thought it might be kinda fun -- for one screening -- to celebrate a character who's meant a great deal to fascists for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you.
Posted by: charley horse at May 27, 2017 11:35 AM (+kahX)



How about a special showing of "Birth of a Nation" for Klan members only?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 27, 2017 01:08 PM (SRKgf)

210 Yankees wearing GREEN Military caps today? For Fleet Week?

I think they need a new color coordinator?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 01:08 PM (SjImc)

211 On Fenelon's recommendation I went to Info Wars.

Jeebus, that's some cloacal stuff.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 01:14 PM (NT3RT)

212 I went to Info Wars.

Isn't that like Georgian-era Brits touring the loony bin?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 01:15 PM (6FqZa)

213 Probably more appropriate for food thread:

Sicilian gelateria introduces special concoction for Trump's visit, complete with "un ommagio" to his coif:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE-Axz9xEPg

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 01:17 PM (kD8Fh)

214 Isn't that like Georgian-era Brits touring the loony bin?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 01:15 PM (6FqZa)
---
I actually visited the town of Bedlam! There's a picture somewhere of me posing by the "Welcome To" sign.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 01:17 PM (NT3RT)

215 Though I think that in order to get a lawsuit a male would have to buy a ticket online, show up, and be refused seating OR go to the booth to buy one and get refused.

Posted by: blaster


Yeah, we need to wage strategic lawfare like they do, singling out the one Christian baker to go to, just to destroy him.

But we do it just to beat them off, so we will be left alone. I don't want to appear emotionally needy, like gays who need the affirmation of Christian photographers and bakers.

Has Trump progressed any with his appointment of all those Federal judges? That might be the tipping point.

Posted by: Prince Charles at May 27, 2017 01:18 PM (vRcUp)

216 Daily Mail in UK has a great Melania story with pics.

The best one is her and a bunch of NATO spouses. They are frumpy and she is smoking hot.

HAHAHAHA!

Our rich man stole your smoking hot European woman, married her and now she OUR smoking hot woman!

Suck on THAT Eurotrash!

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 01:19 PM (aT+Bx)

217 have only persued info wars a couple of times since hitting online news. it seems with what has been shown to us as reality news the last decade, info wars might not be as tinfoil hate as our actual world news has become.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 01:19 PM (iS1Cb)

218 I actually visited the town of Bedlam! There's a picture somewhere of me posing by the "Welcome To" sign.
--

That is freaking HYSTERICAL.

/of course, I'm hopped up on allergy drugs, so please take that into account

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 01:20 PM (aT+Bx)

219 So, why the long face?
Posted by: Jon "Mr. Ed" Carry at May 27, 2017 12:55 PM


James Taylor isn't returning my calls anymore.

Posted by: John Kerry at May 27, 2017 01:20 PM (DMUuz)

220 Gah - off smelly Windsor hosiery.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 01:20 PM (vRcUp)

221 I should have specified that the Infowars comments section is like mental peristalsis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 01:21 PM (NT3RT)

222 But we do it just to beat them off, so we will be left alone.

So, wait. Are we, or are we not, doing phrasing?

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 01:22 PM (jHrzU)

223 On Fenelon's recommendation I went to Info Wars.
Jeebus, that's some cloacal stuff.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 01:14 PM


You might want to check with Buzzion concerning the efficacy of following Fenelon's recommendations ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 27, 2017 01:22 PM (DMUuz)

224 You might want to check with Buzzion concerning the efficacy of following Fenelon's recommendations ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 27, 2017 01:22 PM (DMUuz)


Is that how he died?

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 01:23 PM (jHrzU)

225 Eris, uh hmm, so it's like reading tyler durden whom I believe brings great resources and information to the commenters making me want to choke a btch.

I imagine ace readers of the no No reading comments might feel the same way at times.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 01:24 PM (iS1Cb)

226 I loved the Sicilian gelateria's "Trump cone" with its spun sugar hairpiece. One could also design a cone with a big lemon gelato swirl on top, I bet.

Dammit now I want gelato.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 01:24 PM (NT3RT)

227 Hi willow!

New thread's a coming, I think.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 01:25 PM (jHrzU)

228 Heil Heifer!
[salute hand has image of teat burned into palm]


Posted by: Ron Lacey as Major Arnold Toht at May 27, 2017 12:34 PM


If it's teats you're visualizing, wouldn't Heil Hefner be more Horde-appropriate?

Posted by: J. Random Moron, who's over 29 at May 27, 2017 01:25 PM (DMUuz)

229 blaster gardening thread is up!

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 01:25 PM (iS1Cb)

230 I actually visited the town of Bedlam! There's a picture somewhere of me posing by the "Welcome To" sign.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


There is no town of Bedlam, really. As a matter of fact, it's all Bedlam.

Posted by: That guy in the Pink Floyd song at May 27, 2017 01:26 PM (vRcUp)

231 I actually have no problem with an all women showing of WW but, yeah, this is no longer live and let live.

They set the table.

Let them dine in full.

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2017 01:28 PM (jHrzU)

232 The entire planet is Bedlam.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2017 01:29 PM (IqV8l)

233 Our rich man stole your smoking hot European woman, married her and now she OUR smoking hot woman!

Suck on THAT Eurotrash!

Posted by: shibumi



Zat means nuthink! Vee give our smoking hot women away FOR FREE to any Syrian refugee that wants them!

Posted by: Angela Merkel at May 27, 2017 01:30 PM (vRcUp)

234 Bertram, amen.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2017 01:30 PM (iS1Cb)

235 Our rich man stole your smoking hot European woman, married her and now she OUR smoking hot woman!

In Russia our smoking hot women take the rich men!

Usually for everything they have.

Posted by: Vlad Putin at May 27, 2017 01:32 PM (IcT7t)

236 >>>I actually have no problem with an all women showing of WW but, yeah, this is no longer live and let live.

Neither do I, I totally agree. If they all want to watch the Vagina Monologues together, I don't want to be there. But as you say, it's not live or let live any more.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 01:32 PM (vRcUp)

237 So I was hoping that Melania would wear something with a print or pattern because all of her clothing so far is all along classical lines and pretty sedate...which I love.

But that D&G coat she wore...I don't know...

http://tinyurl.com/y96y8pkq

Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 01:34 PM (kD8Fh)

238 Zat means nuthink! Vee give our smoking hot women away FOR FREE to any Syrian refugee that wants them!

Posted by: Angela Merkel at May 27, 2017 01:30 PM

I think you meant to say "We let any rapey Muslim man rape our women and children without consequences."

Posted by: shibumi at May 27, 2017 01:34 PM (aT+Bx)

239 Triumph of the Will & Olympians

- double-feature at Nuremberg Cineplex -

Heh....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 27, 2017 01:34 PM (TwwWO)

240 I miss Regretsy too.

http://missingregretsy.tumblr.com/page/5

That power loader screams "Eris". I bet it has cup holders for your beer(s)!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 01:41 PM (NT3RT)

241 I hate that people are so malleable. If Hitler leads Germany, they want to kill everyone else. If Merkel leads Germany, they all want to commit suicide.

I wish they would be more ... grounded. More sensible. Nuanced - nuanced like "I shouldn't be genocidal, but if my predecessors were, that doesn't mean I have to invite in genocidal foreigners to kill me and my countrymen, in order to atone for the sins of my ancestors". It's a very subtle distinction, and most liberals don't seem to be able to grasp it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 01:45 PM (vRcUp)

242 I don't like the way Elmer positions his eyebrows in that sneering way.

I wonder if the Rock stole that from him. Borden should sue.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 01:49 PM (vRcUp)

243 Should have just defeated the nazi's and left. A good hard dose of real stalinism would have been good for them and with all that extra territory to keep control probably would have hastened the collapse.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 01:50 PM (d76uN)

244 Triumph of the Will & Olympians

- double-feature at Nuremberg Cineplex -

Heh....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants


You can't spell "Triumph of the Will" without "Hi, Trump of the Will".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 01:51 PM (vRcUp)

245 206 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 01:00 PM (6FqZa)

Catholic tradition holds that one of the Twelve, Thomas - migrated to South India and established the Church there. When I had my taxes done the Indian woman was surprised I knew about the Catholic population in her country.
Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 01:06 PM (kD8Fh)

Which is distinct from the Catholics from the former Portuguese colony of Goa.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 01:57 PM (brIR5)

246 Elmers is still one of the most tasty pastes out there.

Nothing beats a hot cup of Elmers and then going for swim.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 27, 2017 01:58 PM (npdX6)

247 I used to work in Borden County, out in the West Texas oilfields. Only town is Gail, with about 50 people. The entire County has only about 400, the fourth least populated in the US.
Pretty desert country, with low red hills..

Posted by: TexasJew at May 27, 2017 02:01 PM (LY6du)

248 237
But that D&G coat she wore...I don't know...

http://tinyurl.com/y96y8pkq
Posted by: kallisto at May 27, 2017 01:34 PM (kD8Fh)
---------------------------------
Well, it's one of those ultra-haute couture art pieces that even most runway models can't pull off as a garment --- something made more for the museum than the street.
Yet Melania pulls it off beautifully, IMO.

(I happen to love it but can see why others might not.)

In any case, the Italian press was ecstatic and it made the Frogs green with envy. Heh.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2017 02:02 PM (0jtPF)

249
Should have just defeated the nazi's and left. A good hard dose of real stalinism would have been good for them and with all that extra territory to keep control probably would have hastened the collapse.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois


The Cold War was good for business.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2017 02:07 PM (IqV8l)

250 Maybe. But if the Soviets had been in charge of west German education, there might currently be a significantly larger number of them who are as bad as Merkel. Although they might not have gone in for the Islam thing the way they are now.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 02:15 PM (vRcUp)

251 ". . . ultimately the judges picked "Beauregard" in honor of the Civil War
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard at the Battle of Bull Run."

This occurred before PC, when everything Southern was not associated with racism. Those were the days.


Posted by: Locke Common at May 27, 2017 02:17 PM (YqvaZ)

252 The USSR responded brutally to the Chechnya attack, I don't think they've had another one since.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 02:18 PM (vRcUp)

253 Gah. Not USSR duh. I meant Putin.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 02:18 PM (vRcUp)

254 Melania can wear anything. Beautiful woman.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 02:20 PM (89T5c)

255 BTW and not part of the article http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article152948259.html

But it appears, no harm, no foul when no one goes to jail!

Posted by: Locke Common at May 27, 2017 02:21 PM (YqvaZ)

256 No attacks since Chechnya?
I don't think so.
They were attacked even recently, in the St. Petersburg subway bombing.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 02:21 PM (w7KSn)

257 The Hun is either at your feet or at your throat.

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 02:21 PM (apyCW)

258 "A Line in the Sand; The Alamo in Blood and Memory" is a good, brief history of the Alamo and how it came to be an American icon.

It presents a balanced view of the circumstances leading to the battle, and the struggle of the flawed, yet heroic defenders, both Anglo Texan & Hispanic Tejano; all fighting to wrest freedom from the dictator Santa Anna.

If you regard Texas as part of our Founding as I do, then you should know there were Tejanos who fought for the Cause--our Mexican Founders, including Juan Seguin. That's right--and they wanted borders, too, just like Caesar Chavez.

In the book there is a story of a successful American family of Mexican descent who come to visit the Alamo.

The father, a CPA with a degree from Wharton, poses his family in front of the Alamo for pictures, and tells his girls of the integrity and courage that were displayed there, and the need to emulate those qualities in their own lives.

He is promptly set upon by a white grad student, brimming with PC platitudes, who aggressively hectors the father. Failing to be put off politely, the sophomoric Sandanista rudely continues (quoting directly):

"You shouldn't be teaching your kids this stuff."

The CPA stopped short.

"Escucheme, bolillo (Listen to me, white bread)," he said sharply. "If Santa Anna would have won the war, this whole city would be a shithole just like Reynosa. Soy tejano (I'm a Texan). Mind your own goddamned business. It's my Alamo too."

And so it is.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 27, 2017 02:22 PM (Ndje9)

259 Olympians

One of the nude women playing on the beach is supposed to be Leni herself.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 02:23 PM (brIR5)

260 One of the nude women playing on the beach is supposed to be Leni herself.
Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 02:23 PM (brIR5)
---
I believe the correct word is "frolic".

Fun fact: WWI ace Ernst Udet did flying stunt work in three of her films. (IYKWIMAITTYD)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 02:31 PM (NT3RT)

261 22 Elmers glue was originally made from milk proteins, Casein, and not cow hooves as I once believed.

And that's why I find it so tasty.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 27, 2017 02:31 PM (hJrjt)

262 As for the 'Women Only' viewing.

Self-identify as a woman and go see it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 11:41 AM (TiwO/)

It would be funny as Hell if power were to fail in the theater during the women-only screening. Panic might ensue. Not that I am suggesting anything, no sirree.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 02:35 PM (XUcIQ)

263 She's no Hedy Lamarr,




Hedley. Hedley

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 02:36 PM (auHtY)

264 I don't like the way Elmer positions his eyebrows in that sneering way.

I wonder if the Rock stole that from him. Borden should sue.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 01:49 PM


Elmer is a roody-poo candy-assed jabroni. That eyebrow is The People's Eyebrow. If they want to sue, Just Bring It, and I will Layeth the Smackethdown.

Posted by: The Rock at May 27, 2017 02:41 PM (DMUuz)

265 Heard often about this Nazi movie where athletic women run around naked, never seen it.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:43 PM (Ot7+c)

266 "The owner of this
website (www.ufunk.net) does not allow hotlinking to that resource "




Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 12:34 PM (mkDpn)

Copy the link here. Open a new browser window. Right click on its address bar, and select "paste and go".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2017 02:49 PM (XUcIQ)

267 Heard often about this Nazi movie where athletic women run around naked, never seen it.

Posted by: Skip


Hey big boy, you like naked German women, ja?
It is lonely being Chancellor of Germany.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at May 27, 2017 02:50 PM (vRcUp)

268 Not the solution. The left will agree to someone claiming to I'd as female. That's part of th hole point. It's 100 percent arbitrary and apways its differ not only for them, when they do it. Men, Identifying as such, must be able to go. Period. Public accommodation laws are to be followed, or we don't have to do it with something like homos and cakes

Posted by: Me at May 27, 2017 02:50 PM (idhyN)

269 Heard often about this Nazi movie where athletic women run around naked, never seen it.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:43 PM


Tune into the sixth season of Girls.

Posted by: Lena D. at May 27, 2017 02:52 PM (DMUuz)

270 Pet Nood

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:55 PM (Ot7+c)

271 Polish prime minister Beata Szydio is officially my new heroine:

https://tinyurl.com/y93jwnmj

Rise from your knees. There is at least one nation in Europe that has the spine to fight.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 27, 2017 03:00 PM (XsVWn)

272 Watching Men at War 1957 taking place in Korea. Lots of names in this. Can't but wonder what a shooting war with Norks would be like.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 03:05 PM (Ot7+c)

273 I think the Polish PM is great. Poland has spent so much under the Heel of German or Russiai or the Soviet Union for hundreds of years so that they so no! I hope they will back it up and not take more refugees.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:10 PM (qES5k)

274
From the Pet Thread...

51 RIP Gregg Allman


Well, hell! I knew he was ill, but damn!

Favorite band ever. I have the "Fillmore East" album on vinyl. Time to hook up the old component system again.

Article on Drudge said he taught Duane how to play guitar...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 27, 2017 04:50 PM (4DCSq)

Saturday Morning Weird News Dump

i-love-my-saturday-coffee-the-way-i-used-saturday-4210769.png


Good morning Morons. Where the hell has this past week gone? I'm not sure either. Glad you stopped by.

Let's see what is happening in the world. Here are a few things that didn't get much attention here at the AoSHQ.


Enjoy these weird stories or discuss other topics in this open thread. Just remember we don't swim in your toilet so you don't pee in our pool. Be kind to one another.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




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1 God coffee, good coffee

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 07:59 AM (Ot7+c)

2 Rev made the coffee way too weak this morning. It tastes like warm brown water.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:03 AM (lwiT4)

3 Was supposed to be double good, but I think God coffee works.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:03 AM (Ot7+c)

4 But I made a promise to not complain or grumble so I will just make another pot when he goes to the bathroom.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:03 AM (lwiT4)

5 The only Saturday morning cartoon worth a damn was Bugs.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2017 08:04 AM (EZebt)

6 I'm starting t o think it's time to close all colleges and Universities. They are no longer for education. Only for commie indoctrination.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 08:04 AM (5y11N)

7 And to remind from last week, theres no glory in weekend firsts.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:04 AM (Ot7+c)

8 Danville, CA. That is close to where I used to live.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

9 The only Saturday morning cartoon worth a damn was Bugs.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2017 08:04 AM (EZebt)
======================

Agree, but with the addition of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:06 AM (lwiT4)

10 Wonder what the urinals look like.

I've been in some really old football stadiums. Anyone else ever seen the urinals that are like one long gigantic bath tube that everyone stands around the outside of and pees into?

Now, *they're* built for crowd control. Never a line for those suckers, you could probably fit 100 guys shoulder to shoulder around them.

Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:06 AM (HTdUD)

11 I love my Saturday coffee like I used to love my Saturday morning cartoons

AND JUST WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU IMPLYING?

Posted by: SJW Harpy at May 27, 2017 08:06 AM (HwVbl)

12 Wei claims his form of kung fu can help men overcome erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Snatch this pebble from my junk, grasshopper.

Posted by: Master Perv at May 27, 2017 08:07 AM (oVJmc)

13 Ahh, coffee.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at May 27, 2017 08:07 AM (MINbv)

14 I seem to remember a time in the sixties when there were weekday afternoon cartoons.

Right after school let out, in order to capture the child audience.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:08 AM (J+eG2)

15 "Anyone else ever seen the urinals that are like one long gigantic bath tube that everyone stands around the outside of and pees into? "

Maybe the "Hydro-therapy room" sign at the entrance should have been a clue?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:09 AM (J+eG2)

16 NGU -I was just thinking it will be Universities that will start a shooting war, always is. Saw a Leftist students calling for expulsion for conservative students for no other reason.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:10 AM (Ot7+c)

17 No Love for Pixie, Dixie, and Jinx the Cat?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 08:10 AM (d76uN)

18 Mrs. Franpsycho visited some of my relatives in Toronto for Canada Day in 1993. We planned to stay one night. But the party didn't stop for four days. Canucks know how to have a good time!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2017 08:10 AM (EZebt)

19 Bugs was the best, but there were lots of other good ones.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:11 AM (Ot7+c)

20
I liked Snidely Whiplash and crew. Something about seeing Nell tied up on the railroad tracks always made my day.

Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:11 AM (HTdUD)

21 Road Runner might be my 2nd

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:12 AM (Ot7+c)

22 I liked Snidely Whiplash and crew. Something about seeing Nell tied up on the railroad tracks always made my day.
Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:11 AM (HTdUD)

I was always partial to moose and squirel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 08:12 AM (5y11N)

23 *Beep...Beep*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:12 AM (J+eG2)

24 I seem to remember a time in the sixties when there were weekday afternoon cartoons.



Right after school let out, in order to capture the child audience.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:08 AM (J+eG2)
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I remember watching The Three Stooges, and Amos and Andy after school. Think they'd air those shows today? Me neither.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:13 AM (lwiT4)

25 Mr. Panda- "Well, of course I'm struggling, honey! The instructions are in Chinese!"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:13 AM (mvenn)

26 Morning Sunshines!!!

Add one of these important dates to your calendar, nobody will want to miss Drag Queen Story Hour at their local library!

https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org

**argh**

Posted by: Ruth Ruben at May 27, 2017 08:14 AM (RR9wF)

27 Just remember we don't swim in your toilet so you don't pee in our pool.

Nice rule, infidel. Like we're going to adhere to it...

Posted by: Mohammedans at May 27, 2017 08:14 AM (HwVbl)

28 I saw Sweat, Pants and Coffee open for Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Cow Palace in '87.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 27, 2017 08:14 AM (vRcUp)

29 For those who thought Melania's expensive D&G jacket yesterday was ugly (and I agree), compare and contrast how Melania looked in that outfit to how Hillary looked in this expensive (reportedly the jacket cost $12,500) designer outfit:

https://tinyurl.com/yc6xxxhs

Hillary looks like some kind of demented clown. Melania's jacket may have been ugly, but she still looked good in it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 27, 2017 08:14 AM (riF5p)

30 Jonny Quest was pretty cool. Best theme song, ever too. Very difficult to play, as I understand it.

Roadrunner, and his arch-nemesis Wile. E. Coyote was a favorite. A bowl of Quisp cereal, and I was ready for some quality entertainment!

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2017 08:14 AM (ierVd)

31 Anyone else ever seen the urinals that are like one long gigantic bath tube that everyone stands around the outside of and pees into?


Up until a few years ago they still had them a Tanglewood. By a few I mean.10 years or so, but still.

Posted by: Eyeofsauron at May 27, 2017 08:15 AM (pL/mH)

32 "I was always partial to moose and squirrel"

Phil's favorite too

With mashed potatoes

Posted by: Miss Kay at May 27, 2017 08:15 AM (J+eG2)

33 Agree, but with the addition of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:06 AM (lwiT4)

===

I dunno grammie. I wasn't sophisticated enough to get all the jokes. I prefer the simplicity of an anvil falling on a head.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2017 08:16 AM (EZebt)

34 Zbiggy died. RIP

Posted by: Very Undude at May 27, 2017 08:16 AM (2X7pN)

35 I seem to remember a time in the sixties when there were weekday afternoon cartoons.

Right after school let out, in order to capture the child audience.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:08 AM (J+eG2)

I remember running home to catch 'Dark Shadows'.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 27, 2017 08:17 AM (dargh)

36 Wait. So that wasn't a bathtub? That might explain why that bar of "soap" didn't produce much lather. Live and learn.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:17 AM (mvenn)

37 This is hilarious:

http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/05/26/people-

are-very-very-angry-at-redsteeze-for-buying-a-ticket-

to-the-women-only-wonder-woman-screening-in-

brooklyn/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

(remove extra spaces)


I hope more of this occurs especially wherever the "sexual discrimination" laws are particularly strong,

and is followed up by lawfare if the men are denied their Right to See Wonder Woman as Defined By the Constitution and/or Whatever Argle-Bargle the Left Comes Up With as Law.

In fact, if the situations were reversed the Left would already have filed suit and begun the process of destroying Alamo Theaters financially.

I think it's stupid but these are the Left's Rules so they need to get those rules applied to them good and hard.

Then maybe we can get some restoration of normalcy in this country instead of constant Leftard agitation and violence.

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 08:17 AM (9q7Dl)

38 Sherman and Mr. Peabody.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (lwiT4)

39 MisHum, i always enjoy your Saturday morning coffee quips.

Thanks.

Posted by: tbodie at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (dkrmM)

40
Something interesting about the Trump World Tour is the fact revealed that Melania's father was a communist. Member of the party, and as such was an atheist.

The grounds for Trump impeachment just got even higher.

/s

Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (HTdUD)

41 Looney Tunes is one early mornings weekdays and later at night. I'm still waiting for them to show "Little Red Riding Hood."

"Hey Gramma, I gotcha a little bunny rabbit. Ta Have! See!"

Everything I know about popular music in the 40s and 50's I learned from cartoons.


Posted by: vivi at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (11H2y)

42 I remember running home to catch 'Dark Shadows'.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 27, 2017 08:17 AM (dargh)
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Oh yeah. With Jonathon whats-his-name.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (lwiT4)

43 Hillary's Greatest Clown Suits:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbzpf2c

Posted by: Master Perv at May 27, 2017 08:19 AM (oVJmc)

44 Everything I know about popular music in the 40s and 50's I learned from cartoons.







Posted by: vivi at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (11H2y)
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Bugs Bunny had awesome soundtracks. William Tell Overture, lots of opera.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:19 AM (lwiT4)

45 Anyone else ever seen the urinals that are like one long gigantic bath tube that everyone stands around the outside of and pees into?


Up until a few years ago they still had them a Tanglewood. By a few I mean.10 years or so, but still.
Posted by: Eyeofsauron at May 27, 2017 08:15 AM (pL/mH)

I remember the old fashion Urinals at the Old Yankee Stadium...Sigh, I loved the OLD Yankee Stadium. The one without the moat

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 08:19 AM (5y11N)

46 Did anybody else manage to get out of town for the long weekend? We're up in the mountains breathing some rarified air.



P.S. Send oxygen!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:20 AM (mvenn)

47 Something interesting about the Trump World Tour is the fact revealed that Melania's father was a communist. Member of the party, and as such was an atheist.

The grounds for Trump impeachment just got even higher.

/s
Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (HTdUD)

Well yes and no...He worked in the Government and had to be a member of the 'Party" to work.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 08:21 AM (5y11N)

48 Honorable Mention to "Davey and Goliath", a Lutheran Ministries "Claymation" program with a good lead for the kids.

Davey forgot the cotter pin on one of the wheels on his go-kart and lost the soapbox derby. For some reason I still remember that. And always try to remember cotter-pins.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2017 08:21 AM (ierVd)

49 Commander McBragg. It was the darkest of Africa!

Posted by: Very Undude at May 27, 2017 08:21 AM (2X7pN)

50 German music festival constructs 4-mile beer pipeline


Those infidels are desecrating our ancient burial grounds! Protest!

Posted by: Native German Syrians at May 27, 2017 08:22 AM (vRcUp)

51 *I remember running home to catch 'Dark Shadows'.
Posted by: JuJuBee at May 27, 2017 08:17 AM (dargh)*

The Hand always scared the crap out of me.

Posted by: tbodie at May 27, 2017 08:22 AM (dkrmM)

52 "P.S. Send oxygen!"

Please reformat your request in the form of a limerick in order to confirm identity.

*A service of the Department of Muldoon Security

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:22 AM (J+eG2)

53 In addition to Bugs, loved Johnny Quest. You can't get the unedited original version. They've been edited by the PC police.

Posted by: IanDeal at May 27, 2017 08:22 AM (teGBX)

54 TCM's vets/miitary theme is showing older, more classic, lesser-known war movies. I approve.

(P.S. I hate Ben Mank-o-clod, especially compared to Robert Osborne, but at least i have fond memories of Mank-y melting down on election night on the set of the young Turks. talk about classic stuff!)

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2017 08:23 AM (YFnq5)

55 You can't get the unedited original version. They've been edited by the PC police.



Posted by: IanDeal at May 27, 2017 08:22 AM (teGBX)
===========================

Because they culturally appropriated Hadji?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:24 AM (lwiT4)

56 'The Hand always scared the crap out of me."

Thing?

Posted by: The Addams Family at May 27, 2017 08:24 AM (J+eG2)

57 Match Game was on after school.

BuzzrTV still shows the reruns at the same time of day.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:24 AM (oVJmc)

58 And always try to remember cotter-pins.


*****


I've heard those are having a much-welcomed resurgence.

Posted by: Horschach at May 27, 2017 08:24 AM (mvenn)

59 Oh yeah. With Jonathon whats-his-name.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (lwiT4)

Jonathan Frid as Barnabas the vampire, but my favorite was Quentin the werewolf. Cartoons were Saturday morning, the weekday afternoons belonged to Dark Shadows.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 27, 2017 08:25 AM (dargh)

60 OK speaking of afterschool TV programming - that's where i first saw dearly departed Roger Moore: The Saint showed on weekday afternoons in the 60's in my area.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2017 08:25 AM (YFnq5)

61 Hamilton struggling to get past Q2

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:26 AM (Ot7+c)

62 Good morning all! Calling for nice weather today, so I have to get off my great unwashed and do some yard work.

I want to do a shoutout to the Polish and Hungarian PMs for their courage in the face of the EU extortionists. Good job.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 08:26 AM (MIKMs)

63 *Thing?
Posted by: The Addams Family at May 27, 2017 08:24 AM (J+eG2)*

Naw, Thing was cool. Never understood a word he said. And atvthat age I didn't have any wine to share.

Posted by: tbodie at May 27, 2017 08:26 AM (dkrmM)

64 You can't get the unedited original version. They've been edited by the PC police.

Posted by: IanDeal


Remember the Shirley Temple movie with the baptism scene? One of the funniest lines ever written and performed. It's now been excised from the movie.

'Do you believe?' [They then dunk African-American child]
No response
'Do you believe?' [They then dunk African-American child again]
'I believe you're trying to drown me, that's what I believe.'

Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:26 AM (HTdUD)

65 Good morning my precious poppets. I'm sipping my first of many cups from my new mug:

https://tinyurl.com/ycdzr76c

(click to embiggen)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:28 AM (NT3RT)

66 Today's the day all local pools are supposed to open for the Summer. Doesn't look like the weather or temperature will cooperate.

Barely been getting out of the 60's here anyway so looking like a early and very unprofitable season, again, for the parks.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 08:28 AM (d76uN)

67 Well, stately VIA Manor no longer has wallpaper in any of the first floor ceilings.

But we do have a busted cast iron toilet flange on the second floor, and a tiled tub wall that is leaking water into the wall around the shower fixtures and down onto the top of the living room ceiling.

It will be a memorial weekend for sure.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:28 AM (J+eG2)

68 "Jonathon whats-his-name"

Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins. If you liked "Dark Shadows" you might also want to check out other made for TV horror movies from the late 60s/early '70s by the same producer (Dan Curtis), including "The Night Stalker", "The Night Strangler", "Trilogy of Terror", "Burnt Offerings", and his versions of "Dracula" and "Frankenstein".

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 08:29 AM (9WuX0)

69 Sunshine outside this morning. We've had rainy crappy weather for several days now. We should have picked today to go on a boat ride instead of yesterday. Screaming dot Indian children and rain. The captain offered us our money back but we have season passes so we didn't pay in the first place. Good thing. At thirty bucks a pop, I would have been pissed.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:29 AM (lwiT4)

70 Grandpa had a television and we watched Garfield Goose after school, when it wasn't preempted by the Cubs. We walked to Grandpa's for lunch as well and watched Bozo.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 08:29 AM (MIKMs)

71 >>>Middle school cat fight. Staff not students.

No doubt having to live under the yoke of white racism caused their tempers to fray.

Posted by: Bill Ayers at May 27, 2017 08:29 AM (vRcUp)

72
Gardeners alert:
At some time today I have to hit Lowes. The five bags of mulch for $10 sale is this weekend.

Wonder if they shrunk the bags from last year?

Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:29 AM (HTdUD)

73 Barely been getting out of the 60's here anyway so looking like a early and very unprofitable season, again, for the parks.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 08:28 AM (d76uN)
===================

Yesterday we hit 51 degrees. Yay spring.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:30 AM (lwiT4)

74 Both Mercedes are out in Q2

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:30 AM (Ot7+c)

75 Grandpa had a television and we watched Garfield
Goose after school, when it wasn't preempted by the Cubs. We walked to
Grandpa's for lunch as well and watched Bozo.


Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 08:29 AM (MIKMs)
=========================

I always wanted to win the Grand Prize Game.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:31 AM (lwiT4)

76 I seem to remember a time in the sixties when there were weekday afternoon cartoons.

Right after school let out, in order to capture the child audience.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:08 AM (J+eG2)

All the local stations had a "kids show" in the afternoon, instead of MaurySpringerDrPhiletcetcetc.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 08:31 AM (x9c8r)

77 My lawn tractor stopped working early this week, will need to try something.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:32 AM (Ot7+c)

78 "Naw, Thing was cool. Never understood a word he said."

Thing (the Hand), or Cousin It (Ace, after being flea dipped, shampooed and blow dried)?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:32 AM (J+eG2)

79 Please reformat your request in the form of a limerick in order to confirm identity.

*******

Fine, But I'm Not Your Trained Monkey - a limerick


When hiking up close to the sky
I feel giddy, and strange-ish, here's why
As I stroll through the trees
With a gasp and a wheeze
Hypoxia! The New Rocky Mountain High!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:32 AM (mvenn)

80 Jonny Quest is available on DVD, there was only one season. They aren't edited afaik, maybe. What would get edited anyway?

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2017 08:32 AM (ierVd)

81 P.S. Send oxygen!
Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:20 AM
~~~~~

LOL Couple of years ago we took a gondola up the Alps near Innsbruck. Got out at the top and there was maybe 50 feet vertical left with a somewhat steep but easy trail to reach the very tip top. Took about 10 steps and nearly passed out. Husband said my lips were blue.

Very embarrassing sitting on the bench while the 90 year old natives who had actually hiked from the bottom passed me by quite spritely.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 27, 2017 08:33 AM (HiDrR)

82 On my walk today there was section of a grassy area that looked like snow had fallen. It was thousands of those drifting white seeds from dandelions and the dew had made them wet.. It did sort of give me a sense of what manna in the wilderness might have looked like.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 08:33 AM (qES5k)

83 Well, off to the showers I go. Rev went back to the doctor yesterday and he still has no driving privileges, so I have to haul him back and forth to work. He can't read anything once he's there so I don't know why he bothers. I'm going to pull up an old sermon from 3 years ago for him to give tomorrow. He can't write a new one, so we're into reruns now.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (lwiT4)

84 You gotta click on the microchip link just to see the implantation tech with his shaved head, enormous man bun, and huge ear gauges.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (NT3RT)

85 "When hiking up close to the sky
I feel giddy, and strange-ish, here's why
As I stroll through the trees
With a gasp and a wheeze
Hypoxia! The New Rocky Mountain High!"

Identity confirmed.



Oxygen for our Limerick Laureate....STAT!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (J+eG2)

86 49 Commander McBragg. It was the darkest of Africa!
Posted by: Very Undude at May 27, 2017 08:21 AM (2X7pN)

Was he the explorer from Tennessee Tuxedo?

Used to watch The Great Space Coaster after school (No G-News is Good G-News with Gary G-Nu!)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (BXC+l)

87 Mulch bags smaller than last year? Unpossible! Sort of like how a "gallon" of paint is now "3 quarts, 1 pint". Those people should be flogged.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (ierVd)

88 British Airways computers are down world-wide in what's being called a cyber-attack.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (oVJmc)

89 The Panda is loose.

Posted by: Barky O'Bear at May 27, 2017 08:36 AM (Tyii7)

90 The balls on that guy.

I've tried that method ... it doesn't work. Those suckers are stronger than they look.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 27, 2017 08:36 AM (vRcUp)

91 Was he the explorer from Tennessee Tuxedo?
=====

Tanehisi (?) Coates from the Atlantic is forever heard in my heard in Don Adams' voice.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 08:37 AM (MIKMs)

92 Zip always has a feel good thread or two..


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=340901

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:37 AM (J+eG2)

93 *Thing (the Hand), or Cousin It (Ace, after being flea dipped, shampooed and blow dried)?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:32 AM (J+eG2)*

Oh, yeah. Memory ain't what it used to be. My apologies to the ron/ette upthread.

Posted by: tbodie at May 27, 2017 08:38 AM (dkrmM)

94 Good news is Romain Grosjean is in provisional 6th

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:39 AM (Ot7+c)

95 ust remember we don't swim in your toilet so you don't pee in our pool.

What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: The Barrel at May 27, 2017 08:39 AM (DMUuz)

96 Also speaking of after school TV... how many of you remember a locally hosted children's show in that time slot?

In my case it was The Captain Jinks Show on WEEK-TV (Peoria, IL) hosted by Cap'n Jinks and his first mate Salty Sam aboard the SS Albatross. They used a very catchy accordion tune as their theme song, which I later discovered is actually from the original musical version of "Irma La Douce":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9U4q3uIrpg

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 08:39 AM (9WuX0)

97 Zip always has a feel good thread or two..


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=340901

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:37 AM (J+eG2)

That was kind of cheeky but I still laughed.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 08:39 AM (d76uN)

98 Some guy (labelled as White) stabbed 2 people during an anti muslim tirade in Portland. The Media and Progs have been hoping for something like this for a long time.

It was in Portland, so whacked out on drugs is a more likely cause than Islamaphobia but that would never be reported on.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 27, 2017 08:39 AM (ARzf8)

99 Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 08:39 AM (9WuX0)

Channel 25 way back in day. Let's have some Augie Dogie!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 08:40 AM (d76uN)

100 Canada is a very beautiful country with a quite awful Prime Minister-who got elected because he was attractive and because his father was Prime Minister.
As one of the great novelists of Canada-Robertson Davies- said, "Canada is not a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 08:41 AM (qES5k)

101 Good morning, everyone. I got as far in the links as the kung fu guy and ow ow ow I can't go any farther and I'm not even a guy.

grammie, you're probably gone but I was hoping the Rev was getting better by now. Dang it.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 08:41 AM (sBOL1)

102 Kung fu master uses genitals to pull bus down street.


*******

This one simple penis enlargement trick will amaze you!

Posted by: Internet click bait ad at May 27, 2017 08:41 AM (mvenn)

103 'The moose munched on the entire red and white tulip display--Canada's 150th maple leaf design and all!"


Oooh la la. She is a beauty, that one. I would love to paint her in a long, shimmery dress ...

Posted by: Auguste Tulip Moose at May 27, 2017 08:42 AM (vRcUp)

104 Posted by: grammie winger at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (lwiT4)

My goodness. Sorry that he's still having problems.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 08:43 AM (qES5k)

105 Was American Moose in last link

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:44 AM (Ot7+c)

106 http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=340901

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:37 AM (J+eG2
--
My cockles are warmed.

Ann Arbor is a college town. Can't tell me there isn't cheap labor to be had there! When I was (briefly) attending U of M, I was the cheap labor.

*waves to Zingerman's Delicatessen*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:44 AM (NT3RT)

107 Tom and Jerry in the afternoons at college was the best.

Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2017 08:45 AM (HwVbl)

108 I did click on the moose link, however, because I have a thing for moose. Mooses. Meese. They look so sweet. I know they can be deadly, but they look so sweet.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 08:45 AM (sBOL1)

109 P.S. Send oxygen!
Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:20 AM



When I climbed Mt Fuji, several people got "oxygen sick" along the way.

The only time the lack of oxygen affected me was-

after i'd spent the night in the little inn near the top so i could the see sun rise a top Mt Fuji-

those last few hundred(?) thousand(?) yards were interesting-

if you tried to hurry, you were instantly out of breath. But, if you took a very slow, steady, measured pace you were fine.

A good bit of climbing something like Mt Everest must be sheer hypoxic Torture.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 08:45 AM (9q7Dl)

110 Wah.

Planned Parenthood to close 10 health centers across Midwest, Southwest

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9teoj8o

One contributing factor was the health care law enacted under former president Barack Obama, which caused many existing clients who previously paid for their care out-of-pocket to qualify for Medicaid, which offers a lower reimbursement rate, officials said.

Now THAT'S hilarious.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2017 08:46 AM (oVJmc)

111 Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 08:45 AM (sBOL1)

A face only a mother could love....or another moose.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 08:47 AM (x9c8r)

112 Also like Foghorn Leghorn

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:47 AM (Ot7+c)

113 Mulch bags smaller than last year? Unpossible! Sort of like how a "gallon" of paint is now "3 quarts, 1 pint". Those people should be flogged.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2017 08:34 AM (ierVd)



A lot of things are like that. 5 lbs bag of sugar or flour are now 4 lbs. See how we don't have any inflation

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 08:47 AM (auHtY)

114 Oooh la la. She is a beauty, that one. I would love to paint her in a long, shimmery dress ...

Posted by: Auguste Tulip Moose at May 27, 2017 08:42 AM (vRcUp)
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Gah! Now I am laughing so hard scared the cat and woke up the dog

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 08:47 AM (MIKMs)

115 Kopi Joss -- Sweet Coffee Served with a Lump of Burning Coal

Hmmm... I'd been wondering what to serve Al Gore once he gets here...

Posted by: the Devil at May 27, 2017 08:47 AM (vRcUp)

116 http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=340901

They must recuse themselves after enjoying the breakfast!

Posted by: Teh Left at May 27, 2017 08:47 AM (29QcC)

117

Oh, After You Drop the Bus Off at the Garage Would You Mind... - a limerick


Using his manhood as a school bus puller
Made that kung fu guy's life so much fuller
But a more useful trick
Would be getting his dick
To bring you a fresh coffee and a cruller!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:48 AM (mvenn)

118 I loved a photo I saw of young master Trudeau sitting next to Trump. It was like Take Your Child to Work Day.

Trudeau really is the spitting image of his mom.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:48 AM (NT3RT)

119 I screwed up, Bottas for Mercedes is still going

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:48 AM (Ot7+c)

120 "Now THAT'S hilarious."



And yet...no outrage in the nations news media about Obama taking away the womenz
constitutional right to abortion.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 27, 2017 08:48 AM (J+eG2)

121 >>>Rat cafe all they are spiders.

Bastards waited until my patent expired.

Posted by: Basil Fawlty at May 27, 2017 08:49 AM (vRcUp)

122 Morning Horde!

Where I lived we had Clutch Cargo. That was a cartoon striped down to the very basics. I liked me some Beanie and Cecil too along with Deputy Dawg and Quick Draw McGraw.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2017 08:49 AM (tr2D7)

123 Trudeau really is the spitting image of his mom.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:48 AM (NT3RT)

So, he doesn't wear panties, either?

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 08:50 AM (x9c8r)

124 I did click on the moose link, however, because I have a thing for moose. Mooses. Meese. They look so sweet. I know they can be deadly, but they look so sweet.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 08:45 AM (sBOL1)


Moose strike me as the dangerous retards of the Deer Family.

Lennie to the White Tails George.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 08:50 AM (9q7Dl)

125 I've been out of town and only checking in sporadically to keep up a bit.

If already covered, sorry, but what's happened to that bike lock lecturer coward?

Is he incarcerated awaiting trial on criminal charges or just sort of out there while our overlords decide on the best rationale to let him skate?

My solution would be a sentence in say, Folsom, San Quentin, Corcoran...

Word would get out pretty quickly that radical-chic lefty violence is simply not worth it.

Posted by: RM at May 27, 2017 08:50 AM (eP+dt)

126 Eris, how have you been? I haven't seen you for a while.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 08:50 AM (sBOL1)

127
Sunday mornings on WGN Channel 9 we had Buster Crabbe, Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers serials. Sponsored by Bert Weinman Ford with pitchman Linn Burton

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 08:51 AM (auHtY)

128 Tom and Jerry in the afternoons at college was the best.
=====

Half my college was late to afternoon classes one day when some kid won the Grand Prize Game on Bozo at lunchtime. They should have just shut down for the rest of the day --

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 08:52 AM (MIKMs)

129 Oh poor pp they got the

El Kabong!

treatment on this one.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 08:52 AM (d76uN)

130 Moose strike me as the dangerous retards of the Deer Family.

Lennie to the White Tails George.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 08:50 AM (9q7Dl)
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I think they're more of the horse family. Huge and lumbering and can cause all sorts of damage.

We have friends who live in Jackson Hole and they say of all the wild animals out there, moose are the most dangerous.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 08:52 AM (sBOL1)

131 A good bit of climbing something like Mt Everest must be sheer hypoxic Torture.

*****


Truth be told, we're only at 8,500 ft so the altitude isn't affecting me. Back when I was 27 or 28 years old, hiking up some of the 14,000 ft peaks in CO would definitely be slow going the last little bit.

These days I like my Saturday morning coffee like I used to like hiking. IYKWIM.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:52 AM (mvenn)

132 Muldoon, if we were in Japan you would be declared a National Treasure, but then you would have tourists showing up at awkward times to listen to you.

Thanks for putting a smile on my face. Each is great in context, but my favorite was the wedding toast for Ace.

Have fun with your peak-bagging.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2017 08:52 AM (u82oZ)

133 Well need to get out for more yard work, already cleaned all my tools out of truck and put them all back in where they go.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 08:53 AM (Ot7+c)

134 Hillary's Greatest Clown Suits:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbzpf2c
Posted by: Master Perv


I accomplished in 8 years what it took that privileged honky 20 years to do.

Posted by: Moochelle O. at May 27, 2017 08:53 AM (vRcUp)

135 Sorry to hear the Rev is still struggling with his vertigo.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2017 08:54 AM (EZebt)

136 Hi Blue Belle!

I'm often lurking but have little to add of pith and vinegar of late. The politics 24/7 is draining my battery, and yesterday evening's one-two punch of awful topics...yeesh.

Of course I have nothing to contribute right now but that won't stop me from blathering.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:54 AM (NT3RT)

137 Saturday morning and Her Majesty already has my weekend booked solid. Hope I can finish my coffee.

There are two categories of chores at Schloss Hadrian: the ones I do and the ones we do.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 08:54 AM (WSn4j)

138 Good morning my precious poppets. I'm sipping my first of many cups from my new mug:

https://tinyurl.com/ycdzr76c

(click to embiggen)
Posted by: All Hail Eris


Is that Ripley holding Jonesy, the cat?
On the bridge of the Nostromo?

Koool.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 08:55 AM (S6Pax)

139 These days I like my Saturday morning coffee like I used to like hiking. IYKWIM.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:52 AM (mvenn)
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Nood?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:56 AM (NT3RT)

140 Why are new outlets taking the word of the Russian Ambassador as truth, beyond suspicion

Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 08:56 AM (jHJXx)

141 >>We have friends who live in Jackson Hole and they say of all the wild animals out there, moose are the most dangerous.

When I was living in Maine, it was quite common to hear about moose-car collisions on the news. Moose almost always won.

This past week, I drove to Michigan and back. I took I-80 through PA (which is a very pretty road) and counted 54 deer road kills. And that was just the remains that I could positively identify as deer.

Moose = Kung Fu Genitals
Deer = Anthony's Weiner

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (/tuJf)

142 Is that Ripley holding Jonesy, the cat?
On the bridge of the Nostromo?

Koool.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 08:55 AM (S6Pax)
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Yup. It has the whole crew.

I'm pretending nothing was made after Aliens.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (NT3RT)

143 It was in Portland, so whacked out on drugs is a more likely cause than Islamaphobia but that would never be reported on.
Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 27, 2017 08:39 AM (ARzf
===

Last time I was on that train, there were several very sketchy people including one using his Obamaphone openly talking about where to pick up his meth purchase.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (EZebt)

144 The press has them another Republican turncoat to put front and center. Crying Bohener trashes Trump. I'm having bad thoughts . I hate these type of people and it's not because I disagree with their political positions. It's the self serving character.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (IDPbH)

145 *Nood?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:56 AM (NT3RT)*

Heh, made me look.

Posted by: tbodie at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (dkrmM)

146 *waves to Zingerman's Delicatessen*
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Hey, I've eaten there.

Ann Arbor is a college town, alright. Damn Wolverines.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 08:58 AM (S6Pax)

147 Did anybody notice the photo caption on the Canadian tulip-eating moose story? At least this article put an amusing caption on the random file photo of a moose:


"An American moose, also eating a flower"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 08:59 AM (mvenn)

148 Ann Arbor is a college town, alright. Damn Wolverines.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 08:58 AM (S6Pax)
---
M Blow Glue!

(Young Eris, tipsy in the stands and not really following the game)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:59 AM (NT3RT)

149 Of course, when I climbed Tiger Mountain -

it took a lot of strategy.


Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 09:00 AM (9q7Dl)

150 I am glad that I am not a high profile politician because I have no fashion sense. I didn't think all of those outfits were terrible. Of course, if I had the money of Hillary I could pay someone to chose better outfits.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:00 AM (qES5k)

151 Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (/tuJf)

OT except for the mention of Maine. The shipbuilding industry is cranking up again up there. What a beautiful state.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:00 AM (IDPbH)

152 OK speaking of afterschool TV programming - that's where i first saw dearly departed Roger Moore: The Saint showed on weekday afternoons in the 60's in my area.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2017 08:25 AM (YFnq5)



In the mid or late 80s a local station on Sunday nights would run The Saint, Secret Agent and The Prisoner. Back to back to back. It was spy fan heaven

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 09:00 AM (auHtY)

153 Also speaking of after school TV... how many of you remember a locally hosted children's show in that time slot?

In my case it was The Captain Jinks Show on WEEK-TV (Peoria, IL) hosted by Cap'n Jinks and his first mate Salty Sam aboard the SS Albatross. They used a very catchy accordion tune as their theme song, which I later discovered is actually from the original musical version of "Irma La Douce":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9U4q3uIrpg
Posted by: Secret Square

I grew up in West Texas and we had a host named Admiral Foghorn. It was a thing to take your birthday party to the taping. Lucky birthday boys and girls got to get in line, announce their names and ages and ring the bell. Admiral Foghorn also did the weather.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2017 09:00 AM (Xluzf)

154 Is Grammie Winger still among us?

Let's get in the Wayback Machine and go back to better times.

And let's get the Rev straightened out.

Vertigo? Is is caused by an infection or something?

Shibumi wrote last night she was having the same problem and was heavily medicated and couldn't operate heavy machinery.

No bulldozers for you.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 27, 2017 09:00 AM (S6Pax)

155 I'm often lurking but have little to add of pith and vinegar of late. The politics 24/7 is draining my battery, and yesterday evening's one-two punch of awful topics...yeesh.

Of course I have nothing to contribute right now but that won't stop me from blathering.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:54 AM (NT3RT)
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Yes, those two thread topics yesterday were awful. I had to bail quickly. It was so bad I actually went and did something useful, like making dinner, instead of making everyone fend for themselves.

So far today I'm resisting doing any useful work, however, so I count that as a win.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 09:00 AM (sBOL1)

156 Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 08:56 AM (jHJXx)

What did the Russian ambassador say?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:01 AM (qES5k)

157 https://tinyurl.com/yc6xxxhs

Hillary looks like some kind of demented clown. Melania's jacket may have been ugly, but she still looked good in it.


All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere.

And their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow.

Posted by: Hillary's Pity Party at May 27, 2017 09:01 AM (vRcUp)

158 >>OT except for the mention of Maine. The shipbuilding industry is cranking up again up there. What a beautiful state.

I love Maine. Would have liked to have stayed but it was tough finding a good job.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:01 AM (/tuJf)

159 Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz, who heads a Congressional committee that funds the Capitol police, is threatening said police with "consequences" if they don't return her laptop. Said laptop was found hidden in a crevice somewhere in one of the Congressional office buildings. The police refuse to return it because it's pertinent to the ongoing (supposedly) investigation of the IT Paki boys.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 27, 2017 09:02 AM (dargh)

160 Have fun with your peak-bagging.

Posted by: NaCly Dog


*****


You spelled 'deck-sitting' wrong. But thanks.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:02 AM (mvenn)

161 This past week, I drove to Michigan and back. I took I-80 through PA (which is a very pretty road) and counted 54 deer road kills. And that was just the remains that I could positively identify as deer.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (/tuJf)
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So I guess you'll be eating well for a while.


Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 09:02 AM (sBOL1)

162 I'm pretending nothing was made after Aliens.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (NT3RT)



Oh come on.

You can't tell me you're not intrigued by revelation that the whole Alien foofaraw was created because I didn't like serving Orange Pekoe to meatbags, can you?

No, you can not!

*hums Wagner's "Entrance of the Gods"*

Posted by: David - The Evil Android at May 27, 2017 09:04 AM (9q7Dl)

163 Watched The Natural again last night for the 20th time. I noted the scene in which Duvall was sketching Hobbs with goat horns striking out with the caption of him going from hero to goat.

I noted it because being referred to as the goat in sports now means the exact opposite. Greatest Of All Time.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:05 AM (IDPbH)

164 Posted by: David - The Evil Android at May 27, 2017 09:04 AM (9q7Dl)
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The Fassbender-on-Fassbender action was the only saving grace of your last movie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 09:06 AM (NT3RT)

165 >>So I guess you'll be eating well for a while.

I couldn't believe how many dead deer I saw. It was like a deer killing zone.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:07 AM (/tuJf)

166 43 Hillary's Greatest Clown Suits:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbzpf2c
Posted by: Master Perv at May 27, 2017 08:19 AM (oVJmc)

...............

Oh my! I don't which is worse, the ugly christmas sweater or the leopard print dress...

Posted by: Molly k. at May 27, 2017 09:09 AM (OOXlj)

167 My doctor told me he loses $50 every time a Medicare or Medicaid patient walks in the door.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 09:10 AM (mpXpK)

168 I love the public service commercial I think about not texting that had deer driving the car and a group of humans crossing the road , stopping in the middle and turning and looking at the deer car headlights with wide open eyes.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:10 AM (IDPbH)

169 Help Cecil help!!!
Help Cecil help!!!
I'm comin' Beannie!!!
I'm coming boy!!

I'm a chickenhawk and you're a chicken.
Now are ya gonna come along quiet like or do I gotta muss ya up some?

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 09:11 AM (qREJU)

170 Trump in Europe reminding the world of what it is like for an alpha to be in the WH. I thought he was going to rip the French president's arm off during their handshake!

Posted by: Jmel at May 27, 2017 09:12 AM (mDl4q)

171 I couldn't believe how many dead deer I saw. It was like a deer killing zone.

*****

A few years back, early one spring after a particularly harsh winter with deep snows up around Gunnison we counted over 130 deer carcasses along a 35 mile stretch of two-lane highway. Apparently they just died of starvation because they couldn't find enough forage or move to reach a better area because of the deep snow. Come spring the snow receded, leaving the deer like so many beached dolphins left behind by an outgoing tide. It was incredible.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:13 AM (mvenn)

172 I couldn't believe how many dead deer I saw. It was like a deer killing zone.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:07 AM (/tuJf)
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Yes, 54 is an incredible lot. It sounds like something out of the X Files. Did you look around for aliens?

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 09:13 AM (sBOL1)

173 167 My doctor told me he loses $50 every time a Medicare or Medicaid patient walks in the door.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 09:10 AM (mpXpK)

That's like the wife saying she saved you fifty dollars because the normally $400 dress was on sale for $350 .

The doctor ain't losing anything but greater profit. Now whether he deserves that greater profit can be debated.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:14 AM (IDPbH)

174 Many, many stupid deer in the Gunnison area. They just stand there in the middle of the highway.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 09:14 AM (6FqZa)

175 I think the leopard print dress is worse than the Christmas sweater.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:14 AM (qES5k)

176 Trump in Europe reminding the world of what it is like for an alpha to be in the WH. I thought he was going to rip the French president's arm off during their handshake!

Posted by: Jmel at May 27, 2017 09:12 AM (mDl4q)

Macrooni boi was very uncomfortable during that. Looked kinda like like President Trump was going to Lewinsowski him.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 09:15 AM (d76uN)

177 >>Yes, 54 is an incredible lot. It sounds like something out of the X Files. Did you look around for aliens?

I was in the mountains of Pennsylvania. How would I have known if they were aliens?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:15 AM (/tuJf)

178 That's like the wife saying she saved you fifty dollars because the normally $400 dress was on sale for $350 .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:14 AM (IDPbH)
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Hey. Just because you don't understand female math doesn't mean it isn't right.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 09:15 AM (sBOL1)

179 Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:15 AM (/tuJf)

Asked them if they were married to their cousin.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:16 AM (IDPbH)

180 >>A few years back, early one spring after a particularly harsh winter with deep snows up around Gunnison we counted over 130 deer carcasses along a 35 mile stretch of two-lane highway.

Wow. And I thought 54 was a lot.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:17 AM (/tuJf)

181 My doctor told me he loses $50 every time a Medicare or Medicaid patient walks in the door.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


Some Drs. specialize with those patients though. It's a mill; in and out they go. Bill for an hour, total patient time 10 minutes.

They make more per hour then the Drs who refuse those patients.

Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 09:17 AM (HTdUD)

182 The press has them another Republican turncoat to put front and center. Crying Bohener trashes Trump. I'm having bad thoughts . I hate these type of people and it's not because I disagree with their political positions. It's the self serving character.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (IDPbH)



Isn't it amazing how when Orange Johnny was speaker of the House he was the worse thing in the world but now he opens his mouth the MFM changes their tune on him. It's also amazing to see just how really useless most Republicans are and that they're just paying lip services to being conservative. They're really just lackies of the Dem party

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 09:17 AM (auHtY)

183 With that many carcasses , were there flocks of buzzards and crows?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:18 AM (IDPbH)

184 I think the leopard print dress is worse than the Christmas sweater.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:14 AM (qES5k)
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I actually don't mind the dress, but I don't like the sweater.

And to be further rebellious, a few of those things weren't bad! It's just that they didn't look good on her. She doesn't carry herself well.

Melania can get away with practically anything, not so much because she is slender (although that helps), but because she has beautiful posture, probably from all those years of modeling.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 09:18 AM (sBOL1)

185 It's the self serving character.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 08:57 AM (IDPbH)


To be fair, we're letting them do quite well by representing themselves instead of us, and kleptocracy comes very easy to many people, especially politicians (a defective gene is my thought). I'd like to know how many districts and states are organizing to primary the corrupt worthless GOP homies that currently represent them. Mt bet is not many!

Posted by: Zombie Walter White at May 27, 2017 09:18 AM (gwPgz)

186 The doctor ain't losing anything but greater profit. Now whether he deserves that greater profit can be debated.


*****

Hold on a second. If he makes $50 less from Medicaid than he spends on mandatory/fixed overhead (you still have to pay your billing compliance technician and your pre-authorization procurement specialist, and your JCAHO accreditation associate etc.) then he is losing money. I rate Vic's doc's comment "believable".

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:19 AM (mvenn)

187 Wow. And I thought 54 was a lot.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:17 AM (/tuJf)
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Begun, the dead deer wars have.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 09:19 AM (sBOL1)

188 Jesse, I've told you to leave my computer alone!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 09:20 AM (gwPgz)

189 I noted it because being referred to as the goat in sports now means the exact opposite. Greatest Of All Time.

Posted by: Jack Sock


Best lay you can ever have.

Posted by: Ahmed Mohammed at May 27, 2017 09:20 AM (vRcUp)

190 Russian stuff pretty well summed up by poster CBDenver at Conservative Treehouse:

The Obama administration used US intelligence agencies to spy on their political opponents. They thought they could get away with it because they believed Hillary would win. When she lost, they invented the Russian spying angle to pretend that their spying had a legitimate national security purpose.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:21 AM (qES5k)

191 Begun, the dead deer wars have.

Posted by: bluebell

Oh, there's a couple wars on the verge of beginning;

Rhode Island* v Pennsylvania

Medical reimbursement rates

* the state that should always have an asterisk next to it

Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 09:22 AM (HTdUD)

192 With that many carcasses , were there flocks of buzzards and crows?

*****


Didn't seem to be. Oddly enough. Most were in an advanced state of decay. Gaunt, bones sticking out. Flea-ridden.


Sort of Pelosi-like.




Well, except for the lack of crows and buzzards.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:22 AM (mvenn)

193 Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:19 AM (mvenn)

I know you're a doctor but my experience dealing with the medical profession finds that a 15 minute exam payable at Medicare rates is a money loser is not believable.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:24 AM (IDPbH)

194 Many, many stupid deer in the Gunnison area. They just stand there in the middle of the highway.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


If we selectively cull all the stupid deer, we will be making the deer population more intelligent. Do we really want a race of superintelligent deer?

Posted by: Death in Venison at May 27, 2017 09:24 AM (vRcUp)

195 >>the state that should always have an asterisk next to it

Don't be hating on Rhode Island.

You'd be an ass to risk it.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 09:24 AM (/tuJf)

196 So, no love for Lance Link Secret Chimp?

Posted by: Bruce at May 27, 2017 09:25 AM (8ikIW)

197 Yes, my beloved shaving cream downsized the can, the sneaky bahstids. An ounce, no big deal. But it adds up over time. All the twee packaging now is really gay. They put a round container with a hollowed out, scooped bottom, in a square box. Nobody will notice! They crow about the shaving cream can being made of aluminum right on the can - corrosion resistant or somesuch. Um, I've never had a can of shaving cream rust out out on me in all my years.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2017 09:26 AM (ierVd)

198 All right, my loves, I'm off to get some exercise before my family starts looking for me and asking for things. Enjoy yourselves.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2017 09:27 AM (sBOL1)

199 197>> Shaving soap and a bristle brush; straight razor. Never rusts and you don't have to buy those gurly foamy creams.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 09:29 AM (hUQVp)

200 Into the 90's today with a 72 degree dew point and a dry line and front approaching in late afternoon. It could get crazy.

Posted by: Soona at May 27, 2017 09:29 AM (Fmupd)

201
Looks like Jared is next in the crosshairs of the Russian conspiracy. After the MFM flays him alive and the treatment that Princess Ivanka got from both the MFM and companies dropping her products, I wonder if they'll both still be so fashionably liberal?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 09:30 AM (auHtY)

202 Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2017 09:30 AM (auHtY)

Yes

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:30 AM (IDPbH)

203 Time to get up and out. I must enjoy what Spring we have in Maryland.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 09:31 AM (NT3RT)

204 Around these parts in Kansas, one dead deer yields a mealtime to 5 turkey vultures. I watched them strip a dead deer to bones in 4 days last month.

Dead rabbits serve two turkey vultures, and a dead squirrel feeds one turkey vulture.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2017 09:31 AM (u82oZ)

205 I know you're a doctor but my experience dealing with the medical profession finds that a 15 minute exam payable at Medicare rates is a money loser is not believable.

******

I just re-read Vic's comment. He referenced Medicaid AND Medicare- which have different reimbursement schedules. In my line of work I deal much more with Medicaid (rather used to- I am salaried now and the day-to-day billing is no longer my concern). Medicaid is somewhere in the range of 70 to 80% of my patient population and at current reimbursement rates I am not earning my salary, much less my overhead. (My position is subsidized in various ways).

There may be service lines where you can break even at Medicaid rates, but those are bare bones services (or as alluded to upthread, revolving door billing mills)


Medicare is different.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:31 AM (mvenn)

206 Well God forbid someone who did four years of undergrad, four years of medical school, a couple of years residency, dropped a LOT of dollars on all the necessities needed to start up a practice and has all the attendant headaches that go along with employing a number of people ( I'm sure I've left out a thing or two ) should make a very good living.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 09:31 AM (qREJU)

207 For some light reading, I recommend the following analysis of the media. I never completely agree with Fred Reed, but he is invariably interesting and literate:
http://tinyurl.com/y8tfzf55

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 09:32 AM (gwPgz)

208 Dead squirrel? Lap o' luxury! We ate asphalt, and were happy to have it!

Posted by: A Yorkshire turkey vulture at May 27, 2017 09:33 AM (mvenn)

209 Macrooni boi was very uncomfortable during that. Looked kinda like like President Trump was going to Lewinsowski him.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 27, 2017 09:15 AM (d76uN)

Did you see how embarrassed Granny Macron was when she realized how creepy and casual she looked standing next to Melania?

Our POTUS & FLOTUS went to the G7 LIKE-A-BOSS!
I am so proud of them both!!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at May 27, 2017 09:33 AM (oQQwD)

210 206 Well God forbid someone who did four years of undergrad, four years of medical school, a couple of years residency, dropped a LOT of dollars on all the necessities needed to start up a practice and has all the attendant headaches that go along with employing a number of people ( I'm sure I've left out a thing or two ) should make a very good living.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 09:31 AM (qREJU)

Add in declining reimbursements and ever-increasing administrative, regulatory and compliance costs, and setting up your own practice becomes a real drag.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 09:34 AM (ywNoU)

211 Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:31 AM (mvenn)

Noted and agreed.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:34 AM (IDPbH)

212 Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:19 AM (mvenn)

I know you're a doctor but my experience dealing with the medical profession finds that a 15 minute exam payable at Medicare rates is a money loser is not believable.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:24 AM (IDPbH)


Fixed costs, as Muldoon sez is a killer.

But, also Medicaid/Medicare pts, also tend to miss their appts- and the pay out blows

so the trick as EDU sez is to run a mill and double or triple book.

and Nurse Practitioner the hell outta them.

Not something that I'd do were I in that position, but if making money is what you're all about-

minimum care to maximum patients is the way to go in that world.

Since the GOPe seems to luv Obamacare, that'll be the future anyway. Those guys are just getting a step on the rest of the Medical world.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 09:35 AM (9q7Dl)

213 Wikipedia shows white tailed deer conservation status as LC (least concern). So you may not be that concerned. But you should still be concerned. They may go extinct because of the double whammy delivered by automobiles: roadkill and global warming.

Posted by: Save the Deer at May 27, 2017 09:35 AM (vRcUp)

214 Yep, everybody wants to wear a lab coat, but they don't want to go through what that entails. To have the pay, and respect, that wearing a stethoscope entails, but not the ten years of medical school.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 27, 2017 09:36 AM (ierVd)

215 Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 09:31 AM (qREJU)

You need to sit at my desk for six months and your perspective may change just a bit. Admittedly I see the worst of the medical profession.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 09:37 AM (IDPbH)

216 Grammy Macaroon looked pitiful all weekend

Old lady who dresses like a 20 yr old who doesn't know she's old


White spandex jeans and a red sweater?

The mini skirts with her skinny coke legs and knobby wrinkled knees

Awful

Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 09:37 AM (jHJXx)

217 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 09:29 AM (hUQVp)

Bought a bristle brush with holder, a nice wood soap dish, and a cake of shaving soap some 6 years ago for about $10.00. I'm now about halfway through the shaving soap, so I'll be looking for new shaving soap in 2023

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 09:37 AM (gwPgz)

218 Many, many stupid deer in the Gunnison area. They just stand there in the middle of the highway.


*****

Rivalled only by the number of stupid drivers. They just drive right into a deer standing in the middle of the highway.

I guess it takes two to tango.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:38 AM (mvenn)

219 Melania was a goddess and very comfortable in Europe

Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 09:38 AM (jHJXx)

220 Grammy Macaroon thought she was going to a weekend with girlfriends.

It was business FGS. I would never ever dress like that for one of my husbands business events

Ever

Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 09:40 AM (jHJXx)

221 Posted by: Very Undude at May 27, 2017 08:16 AM (2X7pN)

Yes. RIP.

I was opposed to him. That said, he wasn't a stupid, ill prepared man. His daughter Mika, has done and will do, more to ruin the family name that he. And that is sad for any father.

Posted by: gracepc at May 27, 2017 09:41 AM (OU4q6)

222 zbig was an ass, and I don't care about his passing. He was terrible

Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 09:42 AM (jHJXx)

223 And yes, Medicare being so lucrative is the main reason a goodly number of docters have stopped accepting Medicare patients or are cutting back on the number of patients they accept.
That and how much fun a Medicare audit is and how little time of a doctor who has his own practice it takes up.

I've got first hand stories from a Dr who is a close friend that would stand a very good chance of changing your perspective.

Also forgot to toss in a good number of doctors who are retiring early due to having to deal with all the current govt crap.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 09:43 AM (qREJU)

224 Can you cross a deer and a moose? They are not domesticated work animals like horses or donkeys, so it may be that no one has ever tried.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 09:43 AM (vRcUp)

225 setting up your own practice becomes a real drag.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 09:34 AM (ywNoU)


Had a talk with a gifted orthopedic surgeon serving in a rural area in Southern VA. He's thinking of retiring early primarily because the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) requirement is completely untenable for a small private practice, thus leaving four or five locals without jobs in his office and denying that rural area of really good orthopedic services.

As an aside, I always thought that EMT is a key step in establishing dispassionate death panels: "The computer has reviewed your records and given you the No Further Care - Thumbs Down status!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 09:45 AM (gwPgz)

226 They are not domesticated work animals like horses or donkeys, so it may be that no one has ever tried.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 09:43 AM (vRcUp)

I did. You can see some of it on xhamster.

Posted by: Bullwinkle at May 27, 2017 09:46 AM (d76uN)

227 My understanding is that Sharpie Beard is former LAPD.

Quelle surprise!

Posted by: Mark Matis at May 27, 2017 09:48 AM (LzG0h)

228 If i put out whiteboard signs saying "No matter where you're from we're glad you're our neighbor...as long as you aren't a suicide bomber" will my home get vandalized do you think?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:49 AM (qES5k)

229 That knockout busty Croatian President is in love with Trump. Look at the way she was looking at him. Pretty funny stuff.

http://i.4cdn.org/pol/1495892651165.jpg

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 27, 2017 09:50 AM (2qHjF)

230 People with different perspectives describing Obamacare is like the blind Indian swami dudes describing a dead elephant. One might grab a leg and say, "It's like a dead tree." Another might grab the tail and say, "No, it's rather more like a dead rope."

At the end of the day it's still a dead elephant.






BONUS QUESTION: How many turkey vultures would that feed?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:50 AM (mvenn)

231 At fifteen minutes per patient in an eight hour day you're going to see 32 patients.
I find it very hard to believe that Medicare is going to allow one docter to bill them for thirty two hours for a single calender day.
But I'll ask next time I see him.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 09:51 AM (qREJU)

232 228 If i put out whiteboard signs saying "No matter where you're from we're glad you're our neighbor...as long as you aren't a suicide bomber" will my home get vandalized do you think?"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:49 AM (qES5k)

Yes. Because religion of peace.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 27, 2017 09:51 AM (ywNoU)

233 Believe it or not, I actually feel a little sorry for Mika...she will be getting married soon, and I'm sure she would have wanted to have her Dad there.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 09:52 AM (smD62)

234 222 zbig was an ass, and I don't care about his passing. He was terrible
Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 09:42 AM (jHJXx)


-------------

Agree. He was the perfect match to the Carter regime.

Posted by: Soona at May 27, 2017 09:52 AM (Fmupd)

235 If i put out whiteboard signs saying "No matter where you're from we're glad you're our neighbor...as long as you aren't a suicide bomber" will my home get vandalized do you think?"

******

I think if you are using the perceived threat of vandalization as your criteria for what to put on your whiteboard, maybe you need to reconsider your approach.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:53 AM (mvenn)

236 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2017 08:04 AM (5y11N)

Stop ALL government funding. They will wither and die. Or rebound as educational institutions of worth and thrive.

Those financed by Soros and his ilk do not meet the qualifications of institutes of higher education and should be renamed as Centers for Indoctrination.

Posted by: gracepc at May 27, 2017 09:53 AM (OU4q6)

237 Fuckin Wacken, only there would they run a frigging beer pipeline. Just wow.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 27, 2017 09:54 AM (aMlLZ)

238 BONUS QUESTION: How many turkey vultures would that feed?

Posted by: Muldoon


They have such thick skins. I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up mummified.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 09:54 AM (vRcUp)

239 Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 09:53 AM (mien)

I've been putting out these signs for 9 years, but at some point with all these leftist loons I do worry a bot.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:54 AM (qES5k)

240 239-Worry "a bit".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 09:55 AM (qES5k)

241 217 Bought a bristle brush with holder, a nice wood soap
dish, and a cake of shaving soap some 6 years ago for about $10.00. I'm
now about halfway through the shaving soap, so I'll be looking for new
shaving soap in 2023

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 09:37 AM (gwPgz)


I use the slivers of Dove soap when they get too small to actually bath with. Works good for shaving.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 09:57 AM (mpXpK)

242 This is her third marriage. She is middle aged. She broke up her marriage and he broke up his to get together. While I am sure she would like her father there, it's not like he didn't see her get married before

Posted by: ThunderB at May 27, 2017 09:57 AM (jHJXx)

243 At fifteen minutes per patient in an eight hour day you're going to see 32 patients.
I find it very hard to believe that Medicare is going to allow one docter to bill them for thirty two hours for a single calender day.
But I'll ask next time I see him.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 09:51 AM (qREJU)



Nurse Practioners and so forth.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 27, 2017 09:58 AM (9q7Dl)

244 Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:18 AM (HTdUD)

Don't know the facts but many people in Russia, Eastern and Central Europe and places under Communist rule had little choice but to join the party. I have relatives who did in Slovakia and those who did not. I know many Russians in similar situations

Of course, that will not matter when it comes to Melania's father. And it will be worse if he is willing member.

But if the Left gets their way perhaps soon Americans will know what it is not to have a choice.

Posted by: gracepc at May 27, 2017 09:59 AM (OU4q6)

245 but at some point with all these leftist loons I do worry a bot.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


You don't scare me.

Posted by: HillBot at May 27, 2017 09:59 AM (vRcUp)

246 Good morning, all.

Starting the Memorial Day weekend with no money and not much in the cupboard, but at least I'm up and walking around.

Thanks for the links, Mis Hum. They're what I needed today to help keep me positive.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 27, 2017 09:59 AM (rJUlF)

247 I liked Snidely Whiplash and crew. Something about seeing Nell tied up on the railroad tracks always made my day.
Posted by: EDU at May 27, 2017 08:11 AM (HTdUD)


Song based on the Melodrama trope:

https://youtu.be/isPX-5Hhzkg

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 09:59 AM (mkDpn)

248 Brezinsky, Carter, just two more in a long list of high ranking, govt types who were members of, aw, forget it.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 10:00 AM (qREJU)

249 Well, time to go thin the striper herd. Those bastards aren't going to catch themselves.

Have a great day all.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 10:00 AM (/tuJf)

250 Posted by: HillBot at May 27, 2017 09:59 AM (vRcUp)

Good. :^) My intention is not to scare you. It's to state my opinion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 10:00 AM (qES5k)

251 I find it very hard to believe that Medicare is going to allow one docter to bill them for thirty two hours for a single calender day.


******

I see your point, but there are ways to game the coding of medical services. Office based services are coded on a scale of complexity of medical decision making, with various criteria needed in your documentation (clinic note in the event of an audit). These criteria can be met by a time element (how much time you spent) or by a documentation element (how many and what type conditions did you evaluate, what tests did you order and interpret, what treatments did you describe, etc. ). From simplest to most complex this is a scale of 1 to 5. (99231, 99232, 99233, etc). Level 5 is roughly the equivalent of one hour, as you allude to.

I have one particular colleague who at times will see twenty patients in a six hour clinic day and bill every single one as a level 5 service). I find this dishonest at its heart, but as far as I know he has gotten away with it.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 10:01 AM (mvenn)

252 Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 27, 2017 09:52 AM (smD62)

After thinking about it, I thought your post very subtly displays the difference between conservatives and liberals. You viewed uber-liberal Mika as a person that will not have her father present at an important time in her life.

Liberals would view a conservative in a similar situation as getting exactly what they deserve, gloating in it, and probably adding "and I hope their dog dies too!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 10:01 AM (gwPgz)

253 Later JackStraw! I appreciate your insights.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 10:01 AM (mvenn)

254 Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2017 10:00

A stripper herd would be better to catch. Catch and release.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 27, 2017 10:01 AM (IDPbH)

255 Can you cross a deer and a moose? They are not domesticated work animals like horses or donkeys, so it may be that no one has ever tried.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 09:43 AM (vRcUp)

Elk....close enough.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2017 10:02 AM (x9c8r)

256 My doctor added a lab to his practice. He used to send all his patients to the lab at the hospital when he needed a test. No he uses it has a funbding mechanism. I get a test of some kind on every visit now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 10:04 AM (mpXpK)

257 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 09:57 AM (mpXpK)

Good tip, I'll start saving soap slivers in 2022!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 10:05 AM (gwPgz)

258 osted by: Widespread Pepe at May 27, 2017 09:50 AM (2qHjF)

Perhaps she's just admiring the fact that Trump is not a Muslim terrorist enabling metriosexual who hates Christianity. Because while Donald Trump looked good in his younger days I wouldn't find him particularly attractive now except forcertain aspects of his personality.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 10:05 AM (qES5k)

259 Don't know the facts but many people in Russia, Eastern and Central Europe and places under Communist rule had little choice but to join the party. I have relatives who did in Slovakia and those who did not. I know many Russians in similar situations

Of course, that will not matter when it comes to Melania's father. And it will be worse if he is willing member.

But if the Left gets their way perhaps soon Americans will know what it is not to have a choice.

Posted by: gracepc at May 27, 2017 09:59 AM (OU4q6)

---------------

Worked with a Polish woman who lived under the boot of the Soviet. There were no choices in communism. You did what you were told to do.....or else.

She hated communism with the heat of a million suns.

Posted by: Soona at May 27, 2017 10:06 AM (Fmupd)

260 257
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 09:57 AM (mpXpK)



Good tip, I'll start saving soap slivers in 2022!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 10:05 AM (gwPgz)

Dove makes the best shaving soap. Deodorant soaps are too harsh.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 27, 2017 10:06 AM (mpXpK)

261 Another oldie for Memorial day

https://youtu.be/6jaDKg_A730

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2017 10:08 AM (mkDpn)

262 230 Muldoon

Given that an large male African Elephant masses around 6,000 kg, and a large doe deer in Kansas masses 80 kg...

The math works out to 375 vultures. Yikes.

And I thought there was no math on the blog.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2017 10:08 AM (u82oZ)

263 5
The only Saturday morning cartoon worth a damn was Bugs.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2017 08:04 AM (EZebt)

----------------------------
The best was Mighty Mouse, course it was the only one we got.

Posted by: Javems at May 27, 2017 10:09 AM (yOqwj)

264 Oops.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 10:10 AM (mvenn)

265 "Nurse practitioners"

Well, my friend is a "specialist."
And while he also handles "normal" patients in his field if you go to see the Dr, you see the Dr.
Oh, you'll spend some of your time with a highly trained testing technician but doing the charts, examination, diagnosis, explaining things to the patient and more is handled by him.
Sixty to seventy hour weeks.
And you wouldn't think so due to his field but he has, a number of times, caught things that sent patients to a different type of specialist.
Saved. Their. Lives in doing so.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 10:12 AM (qREJU)

266 Perhaps she's just admiring the fact that Trump is not a Muslim terrorist enabling metriosexual who hates Christianity. Because while Donald Trump looked good in his younger days I wouldn't find him particularly attractive now except forcertain aspects of his personality.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 10:05 AM (qES5k)

--------------

He was obviously the strong horse amongst those other Eurowienies. People are attracted to the alpha.

Posted by: Soona at May 27, 2017 10:14 AM (Fmupd)

267 Muldoon the only hiking I've done in CO was in winter. One snow-shoe day around Rocky Mtn. NP, and two trips up from Aspen to the 10th Mtn Div hut up there above it (@ around 11K feet). The hut trips were mountaineering skis (first time), snow-shoes (second time, having learned the first time that skis made no sense for that climb).

We were the only people in the hut, which was brand new at the time (and built for 12 or more). Spectacular.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 10:15 AM (QDnY+)

268 locally produced kids' shows? Fugetaboutit. not just Bozo, but Claude kirschener the world's worst ventriloquist, and Officer Joe Bolton who introduced the Dick Tracey cartoons. He would pretend to have q two way wrist radio and tell Dick to get on the case. I was in awe when each cartoon started with tracy saying into his wrist radio "Okay Chief I'll get on it right away."
but the jewel in the crown? Soupy Sales.

Posted by: vivi at May 27, 2017 10:18 AM (11H2y)

269 I loved watching the the very first of the SuperMarionation shows from the UK. Supercar was terrific and not overblown and silly like some of the later shows. This was on Canadian TV, so I don't know if it penetrated the US market at all. Intro video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8m9Z010pM4

Posted by: MichiCanuck at May 27, 2017 10:19 AM (tVoI/)

270 Saturday morning cartoons. All the Warner Brothers were great: Bugs, Fog Horn Leghorn, Pepe Le Pew, Road Runner. The early Popeye from the 30s were funny and very clever and suitable for kids and adults. Heckle and Jeckle if that is the correct spelling. Droopy Dog.

Notice none of these could be made today or shown unedited.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 10:19 AM (V+03K)

271 Muldoon, it doesn't surprise me that some doctors would be dishonest in that regard.
Fallen world after all.
Pisses me off because it makes life harder for honest folk.
Like shoplifters making things more expensive for the rest of us.
Just one example in an endless list.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 10:19 AM (qREJU)

272 Dang. Gotta get around.
Lawn mower died. Gotta get a new one.
Goodbye $300 and two hours of travel/purchase time.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 10:23 AM (qREJU)

273 That pic of the Croatian prez gazing up at Teh Donald is pretty funny. Probably just an artifact of a moment in time, and how photos can over-emphasize something, but still damn funny.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2017 10:24 AM (QDnY+)

274 Never rusts and you don't have to buy those gurly foamy creams.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2017 09:29 AM


If you do use those foamy creams, and projectile vomit just before shaving, are you a hurly gurly man?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 27, 2017 10:24 AM (MT9xU)

275 "It was a thing to take your birthday party to the taping. Lucky birthday boys and girls got to get in line, announce their names and ages and ring the bell"

IIRC there was a time in the 70s when there was a 10 year waiting list for tickets to the WGN Bozo show. Parents were literally signing up their kids for Bozo tickets while they were still in the womb. There may even have been kids signed up before they were conceived.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 27, 2017 10:24 AM (9WuX0)

276 We watched the incredibly lame Superfriends. Always wondered why Superman even needed the friends, since he was basically indestructible. I mean, how often are you gonna need a guy who can waterski on the backs of two dolphins?

And don't even get me started on the Wondertwins. Shape of...an asshole. Form of...getthehelloutofthiscartoon!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 27, 2017 10:25 AM (ul9CR)

277 Widespread Pepe at May 27, 2017 09:50 AM (2qHjF)

Perhaps she's just admiring the fact that Trump is not a Muslim terrorist enabling metriosexual who hates Christianity. Because while Donald Trump looked good in his younger days I wouldn't find him particularly attractive now except forcertain aspects of his personality.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 10:05 AM (qES5k)

Admiration. Is that what they are calling that look of "please take me now and put a baby in me" these days?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 27, 2017 10:26 AM (2qHjF)

278 I would think Melania's father being a party member would be a feature and not a bug for the American Left. A good thing and a source of strange new respect.

Bernie honeymooned in the Soviet Union. Not Russia, the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2017 10:26 AM (Xluzf)

279 Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 10:19 AM (V+03K)

When I first saw the Droopy cartoons on TBS waaaay back in the day, I was amazed. I always found Tom and Jerry to be dull, but Droopy cartoons were just insane.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 27, 2017 10:28 AM (rJUlF)

280 Posted by: Soona at May 27, 2017 10:14 AM (Fmupd)

I thought it was interesting in the line up -- there were very few spouses and quite a few "partners". Also, there was one (I don't remember country) where the leader and partner were two men.

Also, Macaroni, the French cradle robber, was in appropriately attired many times. But then there was Mrs. "Turkey" -- I bet HRC ordered that pantsuit post haste.

Posted by: gracepc at May 27, 2017 10:30 AM (OU4q6)

281

Just one example in an endless list.

Posted by: teej


*******

So true, and it is absolutely not isolated to the field of medicine. Whenever a powerful government intrudes so extensively into what should be an open market, any sense of proportion regarding pricing and compensation gets blown away. The market is replaced by an unending cycle of rent-seeking.

When you have a service provider who has a fixed notion in their mind of what their service is worth, and a payer who has a different fixed notion of what they are willing to pay, and rules that are imposed on both parties, everyone involved with try to manipulate that system to their own benefit.

I'll bet you could not find me a physician who thinks their worth is less than (oh, let's say for the sake of discussion) $150k. But in a market economy there are may who would make less than that. And maybe seek another line of work.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2017 10:31 AM (mvenn)

282 And don't even get me started on the Wondertwins. Shape of...an asshole. Form of...getthehelloutofthiscartoon!
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 27, 2017 10:25 AM (ul9CR)


Kid sidekicks were put in those cartoons so the viewer would have someone to, allegedly, relate to. But I didn't want to be a sidekick, I wanted to be Superman! Or even Aquaman instead of the WonderLames.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 27, 2017 10:31 AM (rJUlF)

283 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 27, 2017 10:26 AM (2qHjF)

I think Rhomboid is right; It's just a shot at a moment; It doesn't mean she wants to hop into bed with hi