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Overnight Open Thread (22 Jul 2017)

I still think this is part of an effort to find out who the leakers in the IC are. Trump slams 'illegal' leak alleging Sessions discussed campaign with Russian envoy. I can totally see a IC person with access to intercepts that hates Trump seeing this come across their screen and think they hit the jackpot and must leak it to the press without verifying the document they are looking at. They can't resist the story as it too perfectly fits their narrative. Unfortunately for them, the access to such info would be limited and enables the leak hunters a smaller field to see who is violating their oath.

Dungeons & Dragons

Oh I remember the hours of planning with this stuff as a kid. New 'Dungeons & Dragons' site manages the rules so you can just play.

Dumb

This is tremendously stupid. Drop algebra requirement because minorities keep failing it. Hint. It's not algebra that's the problem for these folks.

Why Is Alcohol Content Referred To As Proof?

Floaters

I've had a few that have annoyed me at times over the years, but I don't think I'm quite ready to have them lazed yet. Laser blasts could finally remove those annoying squiggles in your vision.

Leaks

Top General says leaks to the NY Times are the reason ISIS leader al-Baghdadi escaped US forces and is likely still alive. Par for the course for the media. Of note, this was probably an attempt to fluff up the Obama administration at the time so they seemed like they were tough on terrorism.

Jobs

Hmmm. Retirement looms for me. I need to figure out what I'm going to do when I grow up. The 20 most in-demand jobs that pay more than $100,000.

Portable Torches

Yeah, I think I'd rather have a gun. Anti-pervert mini flamethrowers for women sold online in China.
h/t

The Tomcat

SR-71 Story

Heh. Here's an SR-71 story that'll make you laugh.

USS Gerald R. Ford

Yeah, we commissioned the USS Gerald R. Ford today but it is still far from ready for combat operations.

Cat Video

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1 1st?

Posted by: The Shuddering Hat at July 22, 2017 09:51 PM (vBeA5)

2 cool

Posted by: The Firsting Hat at July 22, 2017 09:51 PM (vBeA5)

3 turd

Posted by: JoeF. at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (89VjS)

4 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 22, 2017 09:53 PM (3C9q2)

5 What? No Lena? After last night?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 22, 2017 09:53 PM (e9G8E)

6
In before Eell, l...

Posted by: Il suffit de dire at July 22, 2017 09:53 PM (4DCSq)

7 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 09:53 PM (IcT7t)

8 No Yoko! Yay!

I come to you with large jungle rodents -

themindcircle.com/photos-prove-capybara-can-befriend-every-species/

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:54 PM (6FqZa)

9 Th?

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 22, 2017 09:55 PM (gffNb)

10 Joy, the invitation is always open. Email in the nic works if you need it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 09:55 PM (IcT7t)

11 Hello Horde!

Posted by: Erik the Redacted, Deplorable Barbarian at July 22, 2017 09:56 PM (q1+kD)

12 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:54 PM (6FqZa)

You don't really want Yoko do you?

Posted by: CDR M at July 22, 2017 09:56 PM (9I51B)

13 Tranny Honey bawah

Woot-woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 09:56 PM (hi/I/)

14 Since it looks like airplanes are a topic, this was willowed from the previous thread

512 They turned the C-119 into a gunship in Vietnam, the AC-119 Stinger/Shadow

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_AC-119

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:56 PM (ANIFC)

15 20 jobs, lots of managers and no worker bees

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 09:58 PM (hi/I/)

16 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 09:58 PM (tr2D7)

17 I like how when you click the Floaters article the first thing you see is a picture that looks like it took someone ten seconds to draw in MS Paint.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 09:58 PM (oF6wJ)

18 Floaters (in the eye) - my sis-in-law and I were talking, she was saying "I'm seeing more and more of these weird little things when I look at something clear, like the sky" and I saz "yeah, I got em too" so she says "but what does it mean? why are they there?" and I sez "It means you're over 50, baby. That's what it means."

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:59 PM (V2Yro)

19 Cheers to a drama free ONT.

Posted by: GOULD at July 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vj/UE)

20 Awwww....doggeh is so patient.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:02 PM (Enq6K)

21 Cheers to a drama free ONT.

And if you leave the jokes to me, humor free as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 10:03 PM (IcT7t)

22 I agree that colleges should get rid of algebra.

(Keep it in 9th grade where it belongs.)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:03 PM (zkGZ8)

23 Hey fappers.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:03 PM (0mRoj)

24
19 Cheers to a drama free ONT.


Seems nobody wants to play tonight...

Posted by: Il suffit de dire at July 22, 2017 10:04 PM (4DCSq)

25 Has anyone seen Valerian?

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:05 PM (dKiJG)

26 CMR M, that was a very funny. well-told SR-71 story. Even if a 1310 got flamed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 10:05 PM (hyuyC)

27 Has anyone seen Valerian?

Don't think I've ever seen that nic here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 10:06 PM (IcT7t)

28 Tranny Honey bawah

Woot-woot ONT
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Not sure if the Tranny Honey should go with the Homo Sausage or the Take-It 4 Fingers.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 10:06 PM (5YBu8)

29 Tranny Honey. Ewwwww.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:07 PM (0mRoj)

30 I just spent time on the satellite map app on my IPad looking at my old digs in the Hudson Valley . It really is amazing we can do this. I was able to basically 'drive' myself around to see what's changed.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 10:07 PM (IDPbH)

31 Jenner is running for a senate seat. But he still hasn't trained his voice. He's a stupid, lazy transsexual. At least Weird Al in Florida trained his voice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:07 PM (/qEW2)

32 Forgot to mention this back at the Movie thread -

http:// pagesix.com/ 2017/07/22/ john-heard-dead-at-72/

He was better than the few roles he received.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 10:07 PM (P7ulB)

33 19 Cheers to a drama free ONT.
Posted by: GOULD at July 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vj/UE)0

Seriously, so why did you have to bring it up? Can't be cheerful privately?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 10:08 PM (hi/I/)

34 Cheers to a drama free ONT.

Phillies going down in flames tonight, no drama there.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 22, 2017 10:08 PM (3C9q2)

35 Tranny Honey nothing! Anyone remember those diet candies back in the early '70s?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:08 PM (zkGZ8)

36
You know what's better than Tranny Honey.

How about "Leaking Tranny Fluid". That's a real tranny porn title.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 22, 2017 10:08 PM (8O3HH)

37 You don't really want Yoko do you?
Posted by: CDR M at July 22, 2017 09:56 PM


You need to ask?

Posted by: Transgalactic Yoko Ono Art and Music Appreciation Society, AoSHQ Colony at July 22, 2017 10:09 PM (DMUuz)

38 If we can get rid of algebra we can...get rid of Biology and if we can get rid of biology.... why dont we dispense with English???

In fact, why don't we just put a college degree certification on the EBT Platinum level card?....

In honor of Queen 'For the Children' Barky.

Posted by: Lower class person whose opinion must be guided at July 22, 2017 10:09 PM (oBuXO)

39 I love the old war birds.

Posted by: Smith, Ironi Smith at July 22, 2017 10:09 PM (m9X4Y)

40 Oh no no, please God, no Yoko!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:09 PM (0mRoj)

41 The Astros are pounding the Orioles, not much drama there

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:10 PM (6FqZa)

42 Valerian - a few here have seen it, I've read a few reviews. Sounds like another "Jupiter Ascending", I think I'll skip it.

My take on Jupiter Ascending - fantastic effects, mind blowing scenes, so much effort went into that part that they forgot all about making likable characters that I would care about, and well before the end of that movie I couldn't care less who lived or died, I either hated or was bored to death by them all.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 10:10 PM (V2Yro)

43 Basement Cat, on Monday y'all get to host the Astros

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:11 PM (6FqZa)

44 That SR-71 story has been around awhile. The SR-71 crew may have been monitoring the civilian VHF band and the military UHF, but the Navy pilot wouldn't have heard the controller and civil pilot on the VHF circuit, and the civilian pilot wouldn't have heard the fighter pilot and the controller on UHF.

Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2017 10:11 PM (rnwV8)

45 I have to say something else about "Dunkirk". You realize how mediocre the majority of stuff that makes it to the big screen these days after seeing a film such as "Dunkirk". I asked my husband if he noticed how little dialogue there was. Kind of amazing.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:11 PM (jm1YL)

46 Hello everybody!!

Update on 16 year old daughter's job:
She is still working and saving for her very first iPhone. Her grandmother (hubby's mom) offered to buy the phone for her, but she told her "No, because I want to earn it myself." So proud of her and I figured the Horde would be, too!

Posted by: Jmel at July 22, 2017 10:12 PM (OeWgo)

47 So you Willowed me, huh?

-
I've said that Kingsman: The Secret Service is to James Bond movies as GalaxyQuest is to Star Trek movies. Not so much a parody as a loving tribute.

-
Kingsman meets Archer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFZkoNJ3DxE

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 22, 2017 10:12 PM (Nwg0u)

48 Posted by: Jmel at July 22, 2017 10:12 PM (OeWgo)

Way to go!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:12 PM (0mRoj)

49 Evening, lovely Morons. And the other ones too.... ;-)

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 10:12 PM (/o9Qk)

50 Posted by: Jmel at July 22, 2017 10:12 PM

Nice! Good luck to her!

Posted by: Erik the Redacted, Deplorable Barbarian at July 22, 2017 10:13 PM (q1+kD)

51 I called that movie Uranus Descending, because of all the crap it unloaded upon us, the audience. Fortunately I snagged a copy from the library. Which had it because, I'm guessing, the previous owner couldn't find a sucker to pay any money for the used DVD.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:13 PM (6FqZa)

52 These Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini's are tasty.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:13 PM (Enq6K)

53 "I've said that Kingsman: The Secret Service is to James Bond movies as GalaxyQuest is to Star Trek movies. Not so much a parody as a loving tribute. "

Saw the trailer for the sequel today. Looks kind of funny. I haven't seen the first one. Worth watching?

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:14 PM (jm1YL)

54 52 These Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini's are tasty.
Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:13 PM (Enq6K)

FA...oh you're a chick. Never mind.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:14 PM (0mRoj)

55 "52 These Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini's are tasty. "

Yes they are.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:14 PM (jm1YL)

56 Basement Cat, on Monday y'all get to host the Astros

You're full of good news. OTOH, I remember when the formerly lowly Disastros were being transferred from the NL to the AL, there was some question about renaming the team. IIRC, some suggestions included the Houston Enrons and the Houston-We-Have-A-Problems.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 22, 2017 10:14 PM (3C9q2)

57 "No, because I want to earn it myself."

That will girl will be a force to be reckoned with.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 10:14 PM (IcT7t)

58 I already had a belgian chocolate milkshake from the haagen dazs at the mall so, that was enough sugar for one... month.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:15 PM (6FqZa)

59 The minorities are having trouble with algebra, you say? Hmmm, I wonder why that could be.

https://youtu.be/AzeFVa-2HEk

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at July 22, 2017 10:16 PM (OG7NC)

60 Are people out having lives or something? The nerve!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:18 PM (0mRoj)

61 A sample bottle of Pepsi Fire with hot cinnamon flavored whiskey. Tasty.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:19 PM (jm1YL)

62 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at July 22, 2017 10:20 PM (mknWS)

63 The first Kingsman, like the first Kick-Ass, has a problem: it feels it has to waste our time with an origin story.

Dredd and The Dark Knight proved that you don't need an origin story. You just need Karl Urban willing to scowl beneath a mask.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:20 PM (6FqZa)

64 "60 Are people out having lives or something?"

I'd say it's very likely.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (jm1YL)

65 Cheers to a drama free ONT.
Posted by: GOULD at July 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vj/UE)

Gould, I...I have to let you know that...I'm pregnant.

With YOUR BABY!

Posted by: Robert Duhn duhn duuuuuuhhhhnn at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (mknWS)

66 22 I agree that colleges should get rid of algebra.

(Keep it in 9th grade where it belongs.)
Posted by: FireHorse


Exactly. The real problem is k-12. People who can't pass a high school class are in college.

The guy in the interview doesn't say much about which math classes he wants to replace algebra with. Which college math classes are going to be easier than algebra? 3rd grade arithmetic?

Liberals. What can't they f**k up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

67 Robert!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (IcT7t)

68 Are people out having lives or something? The nerve!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:18 PM

A Life? What is that? A magazine or something?

Posted by: Erik the Redacted, Deplorable Barbarian at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (q1+kD)

69 So proud of her and I figured the Horde would be, too!
Posted by: Jmel at July 22, 2017 10:12 PM (OeWgo)


You are right. What an admirable young lady!

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (ZapPq)

70 64 "60 Are people out having lives or something?"

I'd say it's very likely.
Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (jm1YL)

Well LA DEE FREAKIN DA!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:22 PM (0mRoj)

71 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888811653168541699

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888812380460810245

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888812490762723329

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888812591962882052

Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2017 10:22 PM (3i2nH)

72 Blancito!

Posted by: Robert at July 22, 2017 10:22 PM (mknWS)

73 53 "I've said that Kingsman: The Secret Service is to James Bond movies as GalaxyQuest is to Star Trek movies. Not so much a parody as a loving tribute. "

Saw the trailer for the sequel today. Looks kind of funny. I haven't seen the first one. Worth watching?
Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:14 PM (jm1YL)

I was shocked to see why the Villian was planning to take over world, it's very un PC and why James Bond sucks any more. Really good.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:22 PM (dKiJG)

74 So our son had some good news this week. He's getting his MBA on a Veteran's full ride scholarship from the school he's attending. He finished his first year of his MBA and was interning for a company this summer. Company offered him a fulltime job. But if he goes part time to finish school he loses his scholarship.

The company he's interning for is a big contributor to the vet's scholarship fund at this school, so the HR person went to talk to them about seeing if something could be done so he didn't lose his scholarship. School said, sorry no. Company said, ok...we'll pay his way for the rest of his MBA program but we're reducing our contribution by that amount to the scholarship fund.

I question the business school's business sense.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:23 PM (Enq6K)

75 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888812694018686976

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888812791427149824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888812899510226946

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/888812997640167424

Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2017 10:23 PM (3i2nH)

76 Posted by: nerdygirl at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM

Social Math Justice 101: 1 + 1 = RAAAAAAACIST!

Posted by: Erik the Redacted, Deplorable Barbarian at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (q1+kD)

77 Tranny Honey nothing! Anyone remember those diet candies back in the early '70s?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:08 PM (zkGZ

You mean AIDS?

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (T71PA)

78 The guy in the interview doesn't say much about which math classes he wants to replace algebra with. Which college math classes are going to be easier than algebra? 3rd grade arithmetic?

Posted by: nerdygirl

Maybe some Advanced Bean Math
https://youtu.be/OSlfttDnurw

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (5YBu8)

79 I question the business school's business sense.
Posted by: Tami


Maybe if the school's management had earned better grades in math . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (6FqZa)

80 >>>unfortunate product names

I can't speak to the rest of those products, but I know that Ayds candy was real. My grandma used to buy that stuff. I think they renamed it right around the time they renamed GRID to Aids.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (pvjTE)

81 Blancito!

Sorry, man. I got nothin'. Just glad to see you back in here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (IcT7t)

82 Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:23 PM

Congratulations to your son!

Posted by: Erik the Redacted, Deplorable Barbarian at July 22, 2017 10:25 PM (q1+kD)

83 The minorities are having trouble with algebra, you say? Hmmm, I wonder why that could be.
--

Totally agree with the video.

Now... my theory.

People are different. Women are different then men, Europeans are diffierent from Asians, etc.

However, we HAVE to make sure EVERYONE IS THE SAME. Because "same"= "equal."

Personally, I think the "same" = "equal" is something that the snowflakes want, because of their feelings of inferiority.

"I'm 5'2" tall and weigh 200 pounds. Don't I look beautiful in a bikini? If you say no, you're a hater! We're all beautiful!"

Exhibit One: Michelle Obama is beautful
Exhibit Two: Hillary Clinton is beautiful.
Exhibit Three: Lena Dunham is beautiful.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 10:26 PM (aT+Bx)

84 80 >>>unfortunate product names

I can't speak to the rest of those products, but I know that Ayds candy was real. My grandma used to buy that stuff. I think they renamed it right around the time they renamed GRID to Aids.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (pvjTE)

Mmmm, chocolate flavored speed!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:26 PM (0mRoj)

85 Dredd and The Dark Knight proved that you don't need an origin story. You just need Karl Urban willing to scowl beneath a mask.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:20 PM (6FqZa)

Dredd is the Greatest comic book movie ever, I really like that Dredd and partner never have feelings for each other, they are there for a job and act professionally.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:26 PM (dKiJG)

86
Well,
I succumbed to my Civ addiction. I have both IV and V on disk but they wouldn't load onto a new Win10 desktop so... paid a lot of money to download VI from steam, and hate it. You can't automate anything; builders/workers/explorers, the tech tree is all different, and you have to micromanage everything.

And it plays very slowly. We hates it.

So then I download version V which is the same as version IV but with a new dress. Same problems as IV, and I can't stop playing either version. Been obsessed with it for the last 48 hours. Obsessed, compulsive, and can't stop. I think that qualifies as 'crazy'.

Pretty sure, it's crazy. and Stupid. Story of my life.

So what's new with Trump?

Posted by: Smith, Ironi Smith at July 22, 2017 10:26 PM (m9X4Y)

87 Maybe if the school's management had earned better grades in math . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (6FqZa)

They flunked algebra.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:27 PM (Enq6K)

88 don't the state schools have programs designed to get minority kids up to speed in their freshman year so they can do college work?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2017 10:27 PM (0wem/)

89 You like-a the juice Yoko. C'mon, you like-a the Yoko. Ok. I a get you the Yoko.

Posted by: some Greek guys at July 22, 2017 10:27 PM (jZgTE)

90 "I'm 5'2" tall and weigh 200 pounds. Don't I look beautiful in a bikini? If you say no, you're a hater! We're all beautiful!"

If I say no, it means my eyesight's still good. Could be worse, you could be that 400 pound pig from My Big Fat Fabulous Life.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:27 PM (0mRoj)

91 Congratulations to your son!

Posted by: Erik the Redacted, Deplorable Barbarian at July 22, 2017 10:25 PM (q1+kD)

Thanks Erik! He's pretty excited.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:27 PM (Enq6K)

92 Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 10:23 PM (Enq6

Good news Tami!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 10:28 PM (hi/I/)

93 Cheers to a drama free ONT.
Posted by: GOULD at July 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vj/UE)

Gould, I...I have to let you know that...I'm pregnant.

With YOUR BABY!
Posted by: Robert Duhn duhn duuuuuuhhhhnn at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (mknWS)


Robert . . . it's your wife.

She's . . . she's . . .

. . .

. . .

there's been an accident.

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 10:28 PM (s5o+q)

94 which side of the lid does a toilet hobo live on?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2017 10:28 PM (0wem/)

95 Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 10:26 PM

Yeah...

And replacing "achievement" with "equality" is going to be a disaster for all of us, I'm afraid...

Posted by: Erik the Redacted, Deplorable Barbarian at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (q1+kD)

96 Floaters...i first noticed these in my early teens. I never thought it was a big deal. Isnt it kinda cool that there's a kind of diffractive magnification process going on near the surface of your eye? It was so trivial i never discussed it with anyone except a cubemate in my first eng job who told me he'd gone to the doc about them. Huh.

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (Eynls)

97 I saw Lauren Southern is getting a boat so they can check on what the NGO's are doing. Also they plan on sinking the boats that the migrants used so they can't be used again.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (dKiJG)

98 Just glad to see you back in here.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (IcT7t)

I come here with a heavy heart...

*Pounds chest*

Fucking jalapenos, man...

Posted by: Robert just can't get enough though at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (mknWS)

99 93 Cheers to a drama free ONT.
Posted by: GOULD at July 22, 2017 10:00 PM (vj/UE)

Gould, I...I have to let you know that...I'm pregnant.

With YOUR BABY!
Posted by: Robert Duhn duhn duuuuuuhhhhnn at July 22, 2017 10:21 PM (mknWS)

Robert . . . it's your wife.

She's . . . she's . . .

. . .

. . .

there's been an accident.
Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 10:28 PM (s5o+q)

My God, the nurse...it's her long lost twin!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (0mRoj)

100 This is for all those idiots who thnk wintter is soooo great because you don't like jot weathr. Well your an idiot. Hot weather won't make your fall and break a hip and you don have to scrap hot weather of your windshield. And you do t have to die in a blizzard on the rod if your in hot weather. Your an idiot.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (1fvpz)

101 31 Jenner is running for a senate seat. But he still hasn't trained his voice. He's a stupid, lazy transsexual. At least Weird Al in Florida trained his voice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:07 PM (/qEW2)

++++

Of all the things I think about when considering Jenner as a potential senator, the last thing I will worry about is whether or not he has done the work to be convincing as a tranny.

Seriously, why would anyone other than his fellow trannies give a shit about how well his transition is going?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (pvjTE)

102 Popular Mechanics is NOT a porn site of buff, sweaty men working in a garage. Such a disappointment. We're literally shaking!

Posted by: Barry & Reggie at July 22, 2017 10:30 PM (bc2Lc)

103 22
I agree that colleges should get rid of algebra.



(Keep it in 9th grade where it belongs.)

*****

They need to get rid of "students" who can't do algebra. We have hundreds of thousands of young people majoring in "more high school" and they want the rest of us to pay for it cuz "feel the Bern"

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 22, 2017 10:30 PM (h1jJh)

104 Tami, congrats to you and your son!

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 10:30 PM (ZapPq)

105 have read the sr71 story several times. much better in audio.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2017 10:30 PM (0wem/)

106 100 This is for all those idiots who thnk wintter is soooo great because you don't like jot weathr. Well your an idiot. Hot weather won't make your fall and break a hip and you don have to scrap hot weather of your windshield. And you do t have to die in a blizzard on the rod if your in hot weather. Your an idiot.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2017 10:29 PM (1fv

Rough weekend grammie?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 10:31 PM (hi/I/)

107 >>>I called that movie Uranus Descending, because of
all the crap it unloaded upon us, the audience. Fortunately I snagged a
copy from the library. Which had it because, I'm guessing, the previous
owner couldn't find a sucker to pay any money for the used DVD.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:13 PM (6FqZa)<<<

Anything with Mila Kunis can't be all bad. But... it's damn close.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at July 22, 2017 10:31 PM (jZgTE)

108 Smith: I get my jones for tweaking city stats from Alien Legacy. I recently blew the sh!t out of the sporeship, but the game is still going on, I guess until the Empiants give us some translateable material.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 10:31 PM (6FqZa)

109 They need to get rid of "students" who can't do algebra. We have hundreds of thousands of young people majoring in "more high school" and they want the rest of us to pay for it cuz "feel the Bern"
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July




well, you also need to get rid of teachers that are not able to teach algebra.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2017 10:31 PM (0wem/)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-22-2017 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Make 'em Laugh

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So, let's talk comedy.

I don't usually bring them up because I think that I view comedies very differently from most people. Where most people just want to laugh for 90 minutes (which is perfectly fine, by the way), I can't stop viewing movies through the prism of narrative. It's limiting and stupid, but I always pull back from a movie designed to make me laugh and my chief concern isn't "How much did I laugh?" but "How did that work as a movie?"

It's why I was lukewarm on The LEGO Batman Movie. Sure, it was funny as a collection of Batman jokes strung together, but I'm just not sure it worked that well as a movie. But, was it really supposed to be much more than a string of jokes about the history of the Caped Crusader?

So, let me provide three examples of comedies that I think work really well as movies first and comedies second.

Ghostbusters

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This is almost too easy. Of course Ghostbusters works as a movie. It's classic. But, what makes it work so well?

There's no one thing. There's so much that's good that you can't pin it down to one thing, but I do think that I can point to some specific elements that contribute to the movie's enduring appeal.

The movie itself works. It has solid characters. It has a plot. It doesn't dovetail into distractions for random jokes that may or may not land. Years after watching it for the first time, after every joke has been memorized and repeated ad nauseum, you can still sit down to that movie and be interested in Peter Venkman, Ray Stanz, and Egon. They're a fun trio who go on an adventure together.

There's rising action as the threat grows and eventually spins out of control. Our heroes must overcome a series of obstacles, each more difficult than the last (including the EPA, which is one step away from inter-dimensional super being of terror, apparently). They come together, work together, and accomplish their stated goal together. None of the jokes and humor distract from it.

It feels like an adventure movie written by very funny people.


Galaxy Quest

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So well regarded by Star Trek fans that it was viewed as about halfway up the list of Star Trek films in terms of quality at a fan convention, Galaxy Quest captures the wonder and excitement of the fish out of water tale in a sci-fi setting pretty much perfectly. It's so funny that when I first saw the movie with my mother in theaters, she was nearly rolling in the aisle with laughter.

I think the movie can have that effect because the plight of the characters at the beginning is so well captured. When we meet the crew of the NSEA Protector, they are desperately clinging to their TV roles from decades before. It's implied that they simply can't get work doing anything else than showing up at fan conventions or opening electronics stores. They spend all day pretending to be space trekkers but actually lead very sad little lives. The one who embraces it most, Tim Allen, is the saddest at heart, and his façade is so fragile that it shatters at the smallest of resistances.

When suddenly given a chance to not only live out these little fantasies that they've been playing with in order to feed themselves, but to also suddenly become actual heroes, they jump at the prospect. They love feeling important and idealized by fans who know that they're these characters.

The scene where Tim Allen has to admit that he's been lying is shockingly effective as straight drama. Alan Rickman's pledge to a dying crewmate is amazingly emotional. When I watch the movie, I watch for those two scenes. I still laugh along with it, but it's those two scenes that make it all worthwhile.

It feels like a straight action/adventure film where a layer of very good comedy was added on top.


Airplane!

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If narrative needs to come before jokes, then why do I love Airplane! so much?

2 reasons:

1) I'm a horrible hypocrite.
2) The narrative still works even though it's secondary to the string of jokes.

I think that this is where most modern parody films fail pretty consistently. They don't work as movies. They string together random jokes that don't go together very well, and think that referencing that one movie from a couple years ago that everyone liked ("Hey! It's Juno!") will make people laugh.

Go back to Airplane! and you'll see that it works very differently. Ted Stryker has an arc. It's a silly arc, but an arc nonetheless. His relationship with Elaine is built on the two of them overcoming obstacles to patch over their problems and reunite. There's a clear plot that the characters must work together to get through. It's silly, and makes silly work of the Airport movies, but it still basically functions.

And it's a perfect storm of funny jokes that don't over-rely on popular culture. There are some jokes that reference things like contemporary coffee ads and Jive talk, which isn't really a thing anymore. But, even though the base of those jokes are those outside references, the film still makes them work on their own. The coffee joke, for instance, comes up twice. The first time is a straight reference to the commercial ("Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home."), but the second time is a play on the first ("Jim never vomits at home.").

It feels like a scattershot comedy written by people who knew how to actually parody something specific.


So…

So that's just me. I overemphasize narrative in comedies.

What about you? Do you demand that your comedies work dramatically first? Or do you not give one whit about the dramatic elements of a comedy and just want a good laugh?


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Dunkirk
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Love in the Afternoon

Movies I Saw This Week:

Metropia (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) "Plodding and not terribly engaging, but unique looking. So it's got that going for it." [Netflix DVD]

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) "Tarantino's shallowest movie, but also his most fun. Where Vol. 2 is the heart, Vol. 1 is the raging libido of the story." [Owned]

The Immigrant (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Classical filmmaking about sin, forgiveness, and survival." [Netflix Instant]

Claire's Knee (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "A small and interesting moral tale that gains a surprising amount of emotional heft in its final act." [Netflix DVD]

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) "Hideous creature costumes, forgettable songs, and a very closed visual feel make this a bit of a chore to sit through." [Amazon Prime]


Announcement

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If you want to hear my actual voice talk about movies, be sure to listen.


Contact

Email any suggestions or questions to thejamesmadison.aos at symbol gmail dot com.

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Comments

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1 Watching Blazing Saddles as I type.


Gonna follow it up with Hot Fuzz.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 07:13 PM (/o9Qk)

2 I watch Galaxy Quest anytime it's on. Plan to see Dunkirk early next week. I hear they both have about the same number of black folk.

Posted by: Eromero at July 22, 2017 07:16 PM (zLDYs)

3 Hopefully some Dunkirk reviews from those who saw it

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:16 PM (9g/6M)

4 Asking the important questions:

[ ] The Producers
[ ] Blazing Saddles
[ ] Young Frankenstein

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 07:17 PM (pV/54)

5 I really want to see it next weekend

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:17 PM (9g/6M)

6 Oooh, Blazing Saddles is amazing. One of my favorites.

For me, I need a narrative to hang the jokes on. I can enjoy an occasional non-sequitur, I was weaned on Monty Python, but the show can't be just that. Which is one of many reasons I hate Seth McFarlane shows.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:17 PM (xJa6I)

7 Ghostbusters sucked. It really did.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 07:18 PM (rZ+mb)

8 Asking the important questions:

[ ] The Producers
[ x] Blazing Saddles
[ ] Young Frankenstein
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 07:17 PM (pV/54)

...but you made me think about it. Young Frankenstein is a great parody as well as a great comedy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:18 PM (xJa6I)

9 4,

Yes.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 07:19 PM (MINbv)

10 Surely, Airplane is the funniest movie ever!

Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 07:19 PM (AMIL/)

11 A big reason Airplane worked as a film and not just for its jokes is because it's actually a remake of of the film "Zero Hour!" from 1957.

Posted by: Aruges at July 22, 2017 07:20 PM (RC642)

12 Asking the important questions:

[ ] The Producers
[ ] Blazing Saddles
[ ] Young Frankenstein

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 07:17 PM (pV/54)


History of the World, Part I

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 07:20 PM (rZ+mb)

13 I don't think I tend to put narrative ahead of laughs. If it makes me laugh, I'm pretty good, even if the story sucks.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 07:20 PM (/o9Qk)

14 I have seen Blazing Saddles a couple of times but not my favorite comedy, but then not a big comedy fan. If I did maybe Caddyshack..

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:21 PM (9g/6M)

15 "Airplane" works, and has a great narrative structure, because the Zucker's were both inexperienced and kind of lazy, so they took an old classically structured airport drama, "Zero Hour", and remade it scene by scene except this time with jokes. And they proved again that well done slapstick ALWAYS works.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:21 PM (V2Yro)

16 "The In-Laws" with Peter Falk and my favorite, Alan Arkin.

Posted by: Serpentine Serpentine at July 22, 2017 07:21 PM (P7ulB)

17 I absolutely love slapstick.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 07:22 PM (/o9Qk)

18 I watched Valerian and the City of a Thousand Worlds.

It is amazing how much it did well and how much it failed at.

It is absurd. I mean, it's an absurd movie, it has no sense of 'setup and payoff'.

The dialog is George Lucas levels of painful in places.

But...

But it has some really good things going on in it. The prologues are really well done. The Virtual Market is clever. The City/Alpha station is very cool. And the Nav'i aliens are really well done. The aliens feel alien, not like humans in funny makeup.

Well, all except Rihana.
Oh, it also has Rihana in a bodystocking. But wearing underwear for once. To keep the PG 13 rating.

I....think it's worth watching, if for only finding new things to marvel at and new things to hate.

And who doesn't need both of those things in their life?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:22 PM (xJa6I)

19 15 "Airplane" works, and has a great narrative structure, because the Zucker's were both inexperienced and kind of lazy, so they took an old classically structured airport drama, "Zero Hour", and remade it scene by scene except this time with jokes. And they proved again that well done slapstick ALWAYS works.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:21 PM (V2Yro)

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Slapstick on its own is shallow and doesn't appeal for long, I think. Backed up by something more solid, and it can live for a while longer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (Jj43a)

20 Surely, Airplane is the funniest movie ever!
Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 07:19 PM (AMIL/)

Well, it's up there.

And don't call me Shirley.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (xJa6I)

21 My favorite Mel Brooks is Young Frankenstein, by far - every scene in that movie is hilarious!

Second favorite Mel Brooks - Spaceballs, if just for the last 5 minutes. "Hello my baby, hello, my darling, hello, my goodtime gal!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (V2Yro)

22 The Producers has a great premise, and serves as a spoof of the Creative Process. And dancing Storm Troopers!

Mel Brooks was in the US Army in Europe in WWII.

Brooklyn Boy Mel was also one-half of one of the best celebrity marriages of all time, with Bronx gal Anne Bancroft, nee Anna Maria Louisa Italiano.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (pV/54)

23 "The Trouble with Harry" with Shirley McLaine

Posted by: Serpentine Serpentine at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM (P7ulB)

24 Slapstick on its own is shallow and doesn't appeal for long, I think. Backed up by something more solid, and it can live for a while longer.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (Jj43a)

The Princess Bride...

Story.... fighting... fencing... true love...

OK, I'll try to stay awake...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM (NgKpN)

25 I like smart comedy and crude comedy. I can watch Abbott and Costello chasing a mummy around and be delighted and I can watch "American Pimp" and just laugh and laugh.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM (5VlCp)

26 21 My favorite Mel Brooks is Young Frankenstein, by far - every scene in that movie is hilarious!

Second favorite Mel Brooks - Spaceballs, if just for the last 5 minutes. "Hello my baby, hello, my darling, hello, my goodtime gal!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (V2Yro)

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The only part of Star Wars that I think Mel Brooks understood was the marketing aspect, which is why the Spaceballs Flamethrower is the funniest but in it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:25 PM (Jj43a)

27 Bunch of movie trailers getting released this weekend at comic con. Justice League might look like it actually isn't all filmed with the zack Snyder color filter.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:25 PM (cAnNx)

28 I can put up with a flawed comedy if it has John Belushi in it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 22, 2017 07:26 PM (Lqy/e)

29 Eddie Murphy in Trading Places is amazing. And in 48 Hours.

The man was amazingly talented at a young age.

After Coming to America, his last great film, he mostly just...meh.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:26 PM (xJa6I)

30 27 Bunch of movie trailers getting released this weekend at comic con. Justice League might look like it actually isn't all filmed with the zack Snyder color filter.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:25 PM (cAnNx)

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It's being finished by Joss Whedon.

Zach Snyder's daughter committed suicide a few months ago, so he walked away from the project.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (Jj43a)

31 Very few movies make me laugh, laugh. Some are just light-hearted enjoyable. I did laugh a lot watching Mad World, Young Frankenstein, Airplane. One of my favorite light-hearted movies is The Long, Long Trailer.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (2+gSO)

32 I can watch a full Buster Keaton silent film movie.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (9g/6M)

33 Not a movie, and not American - but the series "Red Dwarf" was one of the only series that kept me busting out laughing out loud almost every episode. The episode "Polymorph" will still have me laughing til I have tears in my eyes every time a rewatch it.

In fact the only series I can think that made me laugh even more was "Black Adder".

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (V2Yro)

34 Second favorite Mel Brooks - Spaceballs, if just for the last 5 minutes. "Hello my baby, hello, my darling, hello, my goodtime gal!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (V2Yro)

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The only part of Star Wars that I think Mel Brooks understood was the marketing aspect, which is why the Spaceballs Flamethrower is the funniest but in it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:25 PM (Jj43a)

Druish Princess jokes were funny, too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (xJa6I)

35 29 Eddie Murphy in Trading Places is amazing. And in 48 Hours.

The man was amazingly talented at a young age.

After Coming to America, his last great film, he mostly just...meh.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:26 PM (xJa6I)

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He's kind of great in Dreamgirls. He's also playing it straight, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:28 PM (Jj43a)

36 I'm probably one of the few who found ghost busters to be Ho hum.

Posted by: Smitty27 at July 22, 2017 07:28 PM (jD3nE)

37 Besides the three illustrious blog selections: Beetlejuice, Blazing Saddles, Groundhog Day, The Jerk, Men In Black, My Cousin Vinny, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Guilty Pleasures: Brave, Horton Hears a Who (Jesus allegory), We're the Millers, Wreck-It Ralph.

Posted by: Kate58 at July 22, 2017 07:28 PM (oLZsm)

38 36 I'm probably one of the few who found ghost busters to be Ho hum.
Posted by: Smitty27 at July 22, 2017 07:28 PM (jD3nE)

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It's what happens when you're just plain wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:29 PM (Jj43a)

39 4 Asking the important questions:

[3] The Producers
[2] Blazing Saddles
[1] Young Frankenstein

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 07:17 PM (pV/54)

Didn't really care for The Producers. Blazing Saddles was absolutely fantastic up until they broke through into the studio. Everything after that was unfunny. Young Frankenstein was funny all the way through.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 07:29 PM (FUu/Z)

40 Eddie Murphy in Trading Places is amazing. And in 48 Hours.

The man was amazingly talented at a young age.

After Coming to America, his last great film, he mostly just...meh.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:26 PM (xJa6I)

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He's kind of great in Dreamgirls. He's also playing it straight, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:28 PM (Jj43a)

I agree. His 'James Brown' character was damn fine, especially in that scene where he shoots up in front of everyone, in defiance of everyone. Some good character moments there.

And he's good in Bowfinger. But he hasn't had that fire he had when he was younger.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

41 32 I can watch a full Buster Keaton silent film movie.
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (9g/6M)

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When I see one of his movies it is always with utter amazement and astonishment.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 07:31 PM (2+gSO)

42 The thing about Mel Brooks comedies is that every scene has a punch line. Every scene.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 22, 2017 07:31 PM (T71PA)

43 One of my all time favorite comedies, which made me laugh until I couldn't stand up, until my stomach cramped up was 'Clue' with Tim Curry.

I saw it at just the right time/age, I guess. Madeline Khan, Colleen Camp as Yvette...so quick, so witty, so silly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:31 PM (xJa6I)

44 Buster Keaton - The General

A great comedy, a good story, and the stunts were all done by Keaton himself and are still some of the best, and most daring, ever performed by a lead actor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:31 PM (V2Yro)

45 "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead" is a great documentary about National Lampoon in the 1970s. It shows how Lampoon was the wellspring for so much of the great comedy of the 1970s and later. SNL, Harold Ramis, Belushi, Murray, even Judd Apatow and John Hughes started here.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 07:32 PM (pV/54)

46 41 32 I can watch a full Buster Keaton silent film movie.
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (9g/6M)

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When I see one of his movies it is always with utter amazement and astonishment.
Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 07:31 PM (2+gSO)

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The General.

So classic.

Also pretty much anything else he made.

And yet, I still think that Harold Lloyd was the best of the big three silent comedy stars.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:32 PM (Jj43a)

47 Buster Keaton - The General

A great comedy, a good story, and the stunts were all done by Keaton himself and are still some of the best, and most daring, ever performed by a lead actor.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:31 PM (V2Yro)

Yeah, that train chase scene...where the throws the rail tie? God, amazing. It's like watching early Jackie Chan movies. (No coincidence there, of course)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:32 PM (xJa6I)

48 Saw Dunkirk today. It's a very solid film. It could have been pretty dull in the hands of a less sophisticated filmmaker, but Nolan did a very good job.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 07:33 PM (kaCWe)

49 Ruthless People

Posted by: MAGA at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (Tyk2V)

50 47 Yeah, that train chase scene...where the throws the rail tie? God, amazing. It's like watching early Jackie Chan movies. (No coincidence there, of course)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 07:32 PM (xJa6I)

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A film professor used that movie to point out how a lot of silent comedy wouldn't work with sound. When Buster sits on the train and it goes of without his knowledge, for instance.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (Jj43a)

51 "28 I can put up with a flawed comedy if it has John Belushi in it."

Obviously you never watched "1941".

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (V2Yro)

52 30 27 Bunch of movie trailers getting released this weekend at comic con. Justice League might look like it actually isn't all filmed with the zack Snyder color filter.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:25 PM (cAnNx)

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It's being finished by Joss Whedon.

Zach Snyder's daughter committed suicide a few months ago, so he walked away from the project.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (Jj43a)



I know Whedon is finishing it up. But I'm guessing that it might be more of Geoff Johns getting a more prominent role after Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad rather than Whedon.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (cAnNx)

53 So, "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"?

Posted by: Mel's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (P7ulB)

54 Money Pit

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:35 PM (gDoff)

55 I think "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is the greatest comedy movie ever made. It never gets old with repeated viewings, and every line in the movie is quotable. That's quite a feat.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:35 PM (sdi6R)

56 55 I think "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is the greatest comedy movie ever made. It never gets old with repeated viewings, and every line in the movie is quotable. That's quite a feat.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:35 PM (sdi6R)

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That's the exception to my rule.

I don't think that it works as a movie, but it's hilarious from beginning to end.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:36 PM (Jj43a)

57 A big reason "Airplane" worked as a film and not just for its jokes is because it's actually a remake of of the film "Zero Hour!" from 1957.

Posted by: Aruges at July 22, 2017 07:20 PM (RC642)


Yes, I was really surprised when The JamesMadison stated that "Airplane!" seemed like a parody but then didn't mention "Zero Hour!" Much of the dialog was lifted verbatim from "Zero Hour!" with the difference that zany stuff was going on in the background.

In regards to which movie is funniest, "The Producer," "Blazing Saddles" or "Young Frankenstein," that is a tough call: all have uproarious moments. I'm going to cast my vote for "Blazing Saddles" partly because the movie could not be made today -- sadly, the racial tensions are worse now than 30 - 40 years ago.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 22, 2017 07:36 PM (5Yee7)

58 Airplane2! is pretty good too, especially when Shatner comes in and steals the show

Posted by: MAGA at July 22, 2017 07:38 PM (Tyk2V)

59 No love for "What's Up Doc?"

I think it's one of the funniest screwball comedies ever.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 07:38 PM (OiLIO)

60 Galaxy Quest was a terrific comedic take on Star Trek. There was a scene where Alan Rickman (rolling his eyes) says to Tim Allen, "Oh I see you've managed to lose your shirt again." Which was a fun shot at Shatner who seem to lose his shirt every chance he got

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 07:38 PM (auHtY)

61 60 Galaxy Quest was a terrific comedic take on Star Trek. There was a scene where Alan Rickman (rolling his eyes) says to Tim Allen, "Oh I see you've managed to lose your shirt again." Which was a fun shot at Shatner who seem to lose his shirt every chance he got
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 07:38 PM (auHtY)

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Until he got fat and Shatner had the costume department develop a brand new uniform to hide his fatness.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:39 PM (Jj43a)

62 Oh yeah, Murder By Death

Posted by: MAGA at July 22, 2017 07:40 PM (Tyk2V)

63 Too much Yiddish Humor in Mel Brooks movies for my taste. As if the movies were made to be shown in the Catskills.

Oy Ve!

There's a point where the ethnic expression of a movie starts leaving me as an outsider. Larry the Cable Guy and Wayans Brothers both rate the same type of reaction for me, along with Mel Brooks.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 07:41 PM (xz+89)

64 60 Galaxy Quest was a terrific comedic take on Star Trek. There was a scene where Alan Rickman (rolling his eyes) says to Tim Allen, "Oh I see you've managed to lose your shirt again." Which was a fun shot at Shatner who seem to lose his shirt every chance he got

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 07:38 PM (auHtY)



Personally I love the scene at the Chompers. Because you can tell right there that they had considered making it an R-Rated movie. Before running into the Chompers Weaver very clearly says "FUCK THAT!" But the audio is "Well Screw That!"

https://youtu.be/gqRdT8m1Suo

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:42 PM (cAnNx)

65 If a comedy movie makes me laugh, it's a success. I can deal with silly (not stupid), slapstick (I know I can be shallow), clever and subtle. That's process. Too much dependence on short-lived fads doesn't hold up. And if there are a few moments of non-comic emotion, that makes the comedy more effective. As pointed out, Galaxy Quest has such moments.

So for me it's:
- most Mel Brooks films with Blazing Saddles in the lead.
- Airplane.
- Undercover Brother.
- The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.

Then there are non-comedies that have funny, often unexpected moments. John Carter is like that. (Disney really F'ed up the promotion of that film, the critics hated it and the public enjoyed it.)

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 07:42 PM (V+03K)

66
Until he got fat and Shatner had the costume department develop a brand new uniform to hide his fatness.
--
It's not Shat's fault he got fat! Your metabolism changes as you get old!!!


Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 07:43 PM (aT+Bx)

67 What's with the Danny Kaye photo in the post? I really, actively dislike Danny Kaye films.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 22, 2017 07:44 PM (T71PA)

68 I can't remember a lot of classic comedies. But I loved Airplane.
Young Frankenstein was great.
A Fish Called Wanda was hilarious.
Das Boot was funny -no wait it was depressing. All the others were funny.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 22, 2017 07:44 PM (nBr1j)

69 "Dunkirk" is excellent. Saw it yesterday. Will see it again.

As for comedies, good comedies make you forget that the movie is designed to make you laugh. Rather, the laughs are natural and cause you to forget you're watching a comedy per se. "Annie Hall" is one of those, I think.

Posted by: RS at July 22, 2017 07:44 PM (CNQqJ)

70 53
So, "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"?

Posted by: Mel's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (P7ulB)
----------------------It has some great lines and probably the funniest chase scene on film. For a movie off the beaten path, might I suggest "Dark Star"? An ultra low budget sci-fi movie that always cracks me up, especially when they have to feed the alien. That and teaching Bomb 19 phenomenology.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at July 22, 2017 07:45 PM (zxicL)

71 Favorite Mel Brooks film?

The Producers.

OMG. The world of theater is just like that. Most espeically the Mr. Belevedere uber gay director.

/one of the top 50 reasons Shibumi is not married: almost a decade in theater. Sorry, "theatre."

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 07:45 PM (aT+Bx)

72 Thought it was Donald O'Connor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 07:45 PM (IqV8l)

73 And it's a perfect storm of funny jokes that don't over-rely on popular culture. There are some jokes that reference things like contemporary coffee ads and Jive talk, which isn't really a thing anymore.

I don't think gladiator movies were ever a thing.

Which is why it's so funny.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2017 07:45 PM (P/kVC)

74 No one has mentioned the classics:

"Love and Death"
"Sleeper"
"Take the Money and Run"
"Bananas"
"Play it Again, Sam"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:46 PM (V2Yro)

75 It's not Shat's fault he got fat! Your metabolism changes as you get old!!!


Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 07:43 PM (aT+Bx)
**********************


That's the sweetest thing you've said all day.

Posted by: Bill at July 22, 2017 07:46 PM (P7ulB)

76 Thought it was Donald O'Connor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 07:45 PM (IqV8l)

Doh! you're right. Never mind.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 22, 2017 07:46 PM (T71PA)

77 Comedies tend to be my least favorite option. I prefer there to be comedy in another type of movie. It's not that I don't like any comedies. But most have little repeat value.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 07:48 PM (kaCWe)

78 Police Squad! was a much better series than the derivative Naked Gun movies,

The series stayed true to the tropes of detective television shows and had the hyper literal type joke of Airplane!, and the characters always went with the gag as a normal part of the show's universe.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 07:48 PM (xz+89)

79 59 No love for "What's Up Doc?"

I think it's one of the funniest screwball comedies ever.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 07:38 PM (OiLIO)

+++

I think I remember it being funny but I can't take Barbara Streisand anymore. I tried re-watching The Way We Were and just couldn't stomach it. Streisand became that character in real life, without the charm. This is a case where her left-wing political lunacy has over-powered any of her talent, whether it be music or acting.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 07:48 PM (2+gSO)

80 I loved "Airplane!" because I had already seen all of the 1970s disaster movies it parodied.

(Karen Black was scrumptious in "Airport 75". I was 17 at the time. Mmm.)

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

81 Speaking of slapstick, how about Slap Shot?

2 minutes of the Hanson brothers:

http://tinyurl.com/ycsprlug

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2017 07:48 PM (OdK9v)

82 Saw Fist Fight. Vulgar and stupid but funny and politically incorrect. 3/5 stars.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 07:49 PM (hMwEB)

83 Woody Allen is another one I don't find that funny.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:49 PM (9g/6M)

84 That "Vnemployment" scene in "The History of the World, Part One" is a classic:
"Oh, a bullshit artist. Did you bullshit this week? Did you try to bullshit this week?"

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 07:49 PM (5YBu8)

85
Doh! you're right. Never mind.
Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 22, 2017 07:46 PM


BTW, I agree with you on Danny Kaye.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 07:49 PM (IqV8l)

86 Ghost Busters worked because Murray is Murray, and the part was perfect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2017 07:49 PM (OdK9v)

87 how could anyone's soul be so damaged as to hate Danny Kaye films?

"The Vessel with the Pestle has the Brew that is True!"

When I was 5 years old, Danny Kaye was the first actor I ever truly adored.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:50 PM (V2Yro)

88 "3 Hopefully some Dunkirk reviews from those who saw it
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:16 PM"

I'd post one, but I don't want to go OT, especially on a comedy thread. Bottom line: Five/Five.

Posted by: RS at July 22, 2017 07:50 PM (CNQqJ)

89 Woody Allen is another one I don't find that funny.
Posted by: Skip
------------

Me either. Vapid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2017 07:50 PM (OdK9v)

90 [ ] The Producers
[ ] Blazing Saddles
[ ] Young Frankenstein

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 07:17 PM (pV/54)


Producers and Young Frankenstein are the funnier of the three. Blazing Saddles is funny but a bit too much over the top in places. Whereas Young Frankenstein has the scene in the train station

Gene Wilder - Pardon me boy, is this the Transylvania station?

Boy - Ja, ja. Track 29. Oh would you like a shine?

That was cleverly done

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 07:51 PM (auHtY)

91 Also saw The Silence.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 07:52 PM (hMwEB)

92 I'm not a laugh out loud sort of person but "Innerspace" got me going. Literally laughed until I cried. Good movie as well.

Posted by: Javems at July 22, 2017 07:52 PM (yOqwj)

93 Sacre Bleu!

No mention of the great Jerry Lewis!

Posted by: The French at July 22, 2017 07:52 PM (pV/54)

94 73
I don't think gladiator movies were ever a thing.

Which is why it's so funny.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2017 07:45 PM (P/kVC)


Oh yes, they were, in the 50s and 60s. Lots of forgotten low-budget movies.

Which is why it's so funny.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:52 PM (sdi6R)

95 Sacre Bleu!

No mention of the great Jerry Lewis!

Posted by: The French at July 22, 2017 07:52 PM (pV/54)


Hardly Working is comedic genius

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 07:53 PM (auHtY)

96 Slapshot - Paul Newman's most underrated film.

Best part - everyone who's ever played in small town hockey teams agrees that Slapshot was the most realistic movie about small market pro hockey ever filmed. Really!

(okay, it was the only one, but still)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:53 PM (V2Yro)

97 I just watched Hope/Crosby 'Road to Morocco' and found it funny. Again. I suspect it may work for me because it is a comedy/slapstick that is not a comfort food but a comfort movie.
Maybe I saw it during a happy post Thanksgiving Dozeoff.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 22, 2017 07:54 PM (e1mEI)

98 My favorite comedy is Raising Arizona.

Not sure I laughed once, the first time I saw it (loved it though).
The images and phrases stick with me, and I laugh at them at odd times, when they pop into my head. Like the camera flash when Hi is looking at the underside of his cellmate's bunk. Or the whole sequence leading to "Boy, didn't we just tell you not to do that?"

Posted by: Splunge at July 22, 2017 07:56 PM (+vxbn)

99 Animal House was a seminal movie that every college frat movie spoof aspires to but always falls far short.

Another NatLampoon related project that hit the mark was Vacation. The Moose out front should have told you.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 07:56 PM (xz+89)

100 Just the other evening, I turned on the TV and saw that there was 45 minutes left of Ghostbusters. Even though I knew the good guys would win and I've watched it 4 or 5 times, I watched those 45 minutes.

Still good.

Posted by: Just John at July 22, 2017 07:56 PM (h3ovR)

101 Blazing Saddles is one of the best. Years ago, when I worked for Campbells, Burt Gilliam was our Pace Picante spokesman(New York City?). I played golf with him at Colonial CC and he told me how he got into movies.

He was a Dallas fireman who one day went to a casting call for extras in Paper Moon. He wound up being cast as the Inn keeper and got an Academy Award nomination for it. He then went back to the firehouse until one day one of his buddies calls out, "hey Burt, some guy named Mel Brooks is on the phone for you." The rest is history.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2017 07:57 PM (O5U4s)

102 "Mrs. Doubtfire" also got me going.

Posted by: Javems at July 22, 2017 07:57 PM (yOqwj)

103 Woody Allen has some of the best comedic lines in film history, come on. One of my all time faves, from "Love and Death", as he's discussing what he's learned from life before he dances off screen with death:

"And I've learned that Sex without Love is an empty, meaningless, experience. Of course, as empty, meaningless, experiences go, it's one of the best!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:58 PM (V2Yro)

104

Comedies That Were Not Funny At All

When Harry Met Sally
Sleepless In Seattle
Anything With Meg Ryan In It
Anything With Billy Crystal In It
Dogma


What others?

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 07:58 PM (lzrKs)

105 I can watch a full Buster Keaton silent film movie.
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (9g/6M)

+++

When I see one of his movies it is always with utter amazement and astonishment.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 07:31 PM (2+gSO)



Keaton was very gifted and much funnier than Chaplin who I think was very overrated.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 07:59 PM (auHtY)

106 What's Up Doc starring Ryan O'Neal and Babs Streisand. You'll pee in your pants from laughing so hard

Posted by: ja at July 22, 2017 07:59 PM (A4zoG)

107 All this talk of Galaxy Quest and no one is mentioning Sam Rockwell's character? He was hilarious beyond measure. And his realization that he doesn't have to be the red shirt but may be the "plucky comic relief" is utterly brilliant.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 07:59 PM (gXw9D)

108 I'm with you, TJM. The more story-telling a comedy (which is hard to do -- to make near-realistic characters continually funny) the better I like it.

I looked up the movies considered comedies and borderline hybrid-comedies that have won the Best Picture Oscar (of course not really credible for most of us; my favorite would be The Sting):

6 Comedies
It Happened One Night (1934)
You Can't Take It With You (193
Going My Way (1944), a musical comedy
Tom Jones (1963, UK)
The Sting (1973)
Annie Hall (1977)

7 Hybrid-Comedies]
The Apartment (1960)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Shakespeare in Love (199
American Beauty (1999) - a dark, satirical psychological drama [WHICH I PERSONALLY HATED!!!]
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) - a dramatic rom-com

Posted by: ShainS at July 22, 2017 07:59 PM (ZcAbN)

109 By Grapthar's Hammer, what a movie thread!

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:00 PM (ANIFC)

110 If narrative needs to come before jokes, then why do I love Airplane! so much?

2 reasons:

1) I'm a horrible hypocrite.
2) The narrative still works even though it's secondary to the string of jokes.


Actually, the narrative came first. In fact, it came fr4om decades before.

It was a remake of an old straight drama flick "Zero Hour". And yes, it was so close to the original, that the producers bought the right to the original script.

What "Airplane!" did was tell the same serious story, but in a humerus way. Thus the humor flowed from the plot and not visa versa.

Posted by: The Cinematic hat at July 22, 2017 08:00 PM (vBeA5)

111 You do realize that Airplane! is actually a sort of warped remake of a 1956 movie called Zero Hour! which was a more straight air disaster flick...but then the Zuckers bolted on every absurdity possible and riffed off the recent Airport series.

Maybe that's why it works for you--it's not that a plot was bolted on to string the jokes together, it's that the jokes were bolted onto the pre-existing plot until they created a second structure.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not a damn failure at July 22, 2017 08:00 PM (66CWr)

112 "The Vessel with the Pestle has the Brew that is True!"

When I was 5 years old, Danny Kaye was the first actor I ever truly adored.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:50 PM (V2Yro)

My kids loved that whole bit. I suffered through it because I'm a giver.

Oh, and Jerry Lewis? He's just a younger version of Danny Kaye.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 22, 2017 08:01 PM (T71PA)

113 I second the charge that Woody Allen is not especially funny.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:01 PM (gXw9D)

114 ...I'm not going to pretend I beat Hat with my mispost in the previous thread. Just goin' with the flow.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not a damn failure at July 22, 2017 08:01 PM (66CWr)

115
btw, John Heard is mortadella.


He was in lots of stuff, but he's a very forgettable persona.

Home Alone, CHUD, Big, etc.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 08:02 PM (lzrKs)

116 "What "Airplane!" did was tell the same serious story, but in a humerus way."
Posted by: The Cinematic hat at July 22, 2017 08:00 PM

You pullin' our leg?

Posted by: RS at July 22, 2017 08:02 PM (CNQqJ)

117 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is a movie that I still laugh out loud at.

Posted by: Aviator at July 22, 2017 08:02 PM (/Nite)

118 I just watched Hope/Crosby 'Road to Morocco' and found it funny. Again. I suspect it may work for me because it is a comedy/slapstick that is not a comfort food but a comfort movie.
Maybe I saw it during a happy post Thanksgiving Dozeoff.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 22, 2017 07:54 PM (e1mEI)



The Road movies are fun. They don't take themselves seriously for a second and there's plenty of breaking the fourth wall. The end of one has Bob and Bing on a raft and Hope is going on about being too young to die. Crosby says something like, Hey Junior you can turn it off now. and points to the Statue of Liberty. Hope says, You've got your Oscar. Now I want mine and starts over acting about dying.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:02 PM (auHtY)

119 Just want to throw it out there that, IMVHO, Hot Fuzz is the modern comedy movie gold standard, but that whole loosely-defined trilogy is fantastic.

Posted by: An Occasional Not-Lurker at July 22, 2017 08:02 PM (fS6xP)

120 116 "What "Airplane!" did was tell the same serious story, but in a humerus way."
Posted by: The Cinematic hat at July 22, 2017 08:00 PM

You pullin' our leg?
Posted by: RS at July 22, 2017 08:02 PM (CNQqJ)

It tickles the funny bone for sure!

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:03 PM (ANIFC)

121 What "Airplane!" did was tell the same serious story, but in a humerus way. Thus the humor flowed from the plot and not visa versa.
Posted by: The Cinematic hat

Like How Matt Stone and Trey Parker say that Team America is just a Michael Bay movie remade with puppets.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:03 PM (5YBu8)

122 The greatest scene in a Woody ALlen movie was this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFJopF6WJNw

It is dead bang accurate. We now know that fat is healthier than carbs.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 08:04 PM (sdi6R)

123 There was a major comedy film breakpoint in the late 60's. Bananas, The Producers, MASH, and ultimately Blazing Saddles were a huge departure from the Bringing Up Baby-type romantic comedies, Inspector Clouseau films, and Jerry Lewis (ugh!) types of films Hollywood made up to then.

Then the SJW's imposed their reign of terror on Hollywood, and we cannot have nice things like poke-fun-at-anything films anymore. Crap!

Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 08:04 PM (AMIL/)

124 " it's that the jokes were bolted onto the pre-existing plot until they created a second structure."

Dr Strangelove is a great black comedy. Kubrick started writing the script as a straight drama based on the book Red Alert, and then took a turn.

Posted by: The French at July 22, 2017 08:04 PM (pV/54)

125 Of Mel Brooks' movies, his first two probably fit the "narrative first, jokes second" form.

The 12 Chairs has the humor stem from a simple but serious plot.

The Producers had its uproarious moments, but they all flowed naturally from the basis of the plot such that when "Springtime for Hitler" begins, it doesn't come across as some shoehorned wacky moment, but the logical result of everything that came before it.

(The musical version, BTW, is an abomination, especially with the actors they chose for the film).

Both Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein were a result of writing a plot to fit in the parodies. Don't get me wrong, they are both great movies, but not in the same vein as the three highlighted in this post.

Posted by: The Cinematic Hat at July 22, 2017 08:04 PM (vBeA5)

126 Yay! Movies!

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:04 PM (lmIoG)

127 Another class of comedy film:

Comedies I'm embarrassed and ashamed to say I laughed at so much:

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Taladega Nights
Ron Burgundy

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:05 PM (V2Yro)

128 the Jon Lovitz parts of 'The Race' slew me.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=41imMO7XpFg

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:05 PM (6FqZa)

129 Has anyone else seen the Australian movie The Castle? My cousin in law made me watch it and I laughed my head off throughout. I don't remember it too well though, it was years ago. As I recall, a simple and not very bright man is having his home taken away via the Australian version of eminent domain, and . . . that's where my memories run out.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:06 PM (gXw9D)

130 104

Comedies That Were Not Funny At All

Anything With Billy Crystal In It


Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 07:58 PM (lzrKs)

++++

He has been funny on occasion.
Running Scared
The Princess Bride
Monsters Inc.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 08:08 PM (pvjTE)

131 Woody Allen is another one I don't find that funny.
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:49 PM (9g/6M)

Yup.....Woody sucks donkey balls. But "Danny Rose" had it's moments.

Was Jerry Vale the fat singer in that one?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 08:08 PM (5VlCp)

132 Slapshot - Paul Newman's most underrated film.

Best part - everyone who's ever played in small town hockey teams agrees that Slapshot was the most realistic movie about small market pro hockey ever filmed. Really!

(okay, it was the only one, but still)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:53 PM (V2Yro)


That movie was frigging hysterical.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 08:08 PM (aMlLZ)

133 Ron Burgundy

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:05 PM (V2Yro)



I didn't think Anchorman was funny at all. It fact, it was the usual Will Ferrell over the top shit with PC sprinkled all over it. The worst part of it was everyone quoting it to death

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:08 PM (auHtY)

134 Another good set of films where the humor flows from the narrative, rather than showhorn a plot over random jokes, are "Support your local sheriff" and "Support your local gunfighter".

Both had decent mundane plots from Westerns, and then subverted it a subtle yet effective unrealism and wackyness that didn't detract from the overarching story.

Posted by: The Cinematic Hat at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (vBeA5)

135 oh, yeah, The Princess Bride! That was great, how could I forget that?

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (gXw9D)

136
A couple of comedies that work particularly well as movies first are Groundhog Day and Midnight Run. For a rom-com, I'm unsure that there is any as deftly done as LA Story. I hate rom-coms, but that is a great movie.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (lmIoG)

137 Comedies are my favorite. I've posted before but Bowfinger was a bad comedy in my opinion that after a couple of more viewings turned into a guilty pleasure for me that I will stop and watch if I come across it. Not many movies have done that kind of turn around for me.

Last comedy I saw at the movies was Keanu. It didn't start off as a bad comedy for me ( above average) but it is one that gets better on each viewing.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (IDPbH)

138 98 My favorite comedy is Raising Arizona.

Not sure I laughed once, the first time I saw it (loved it though).
The images and phrases stick with me, and I laugh at them at odd times, when they pop into my head. Like the camera flash when Hi is looking at the underside of his cellmate's bunk. Or the whole sequence leading to "Boy, didn't we just tell you not to do that?"

Posted by: Splunge at July 22, 2017 07:56 PM (+vxbn)

"Turn to the right."

"Mordecai, get that diaper off your sister's head!!!"

"That Motherscratcher?"

"You got four chairs and a table you got a dinette. You got a table you got dick!" - Nathan Huffheins

"Son, you got a panty on your head"

"Sometimes, once a month, I get the cramps real bad"

"and when we run out of crawdads, we ate sand."

"Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase."

Every character in that movie was memorable.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (xz+89)

139 Young Frankestein didn't work particularly well for me, but Blazing Saddles is genius. Some of Brooks' other earlier films such as High Anxiety are hilarious too. As a narrative comedy, Bullets over Broadway works well too. Woody Allen's best film, in my opinion.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 08:10 PM (39g3+)

140 "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

And Eliza, Shannon and that blond chick in leather!

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 08:10 PM (pV/54)

141 Two Peter Sellers movies: The Mouse That Roared - not funny, not even amusing, even though critics say otherwise. The Party - very funny.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 08:10 PM (2+gSO)

142 Best Rom Com comedy for me is She's Out Of My League. The basement hockey scene is classic.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:11 PM (IDPbH)

143 Every character in that movie was memorable.
Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (xz+89)

Part of the Coen brothers' genius. All their characters are highly memorable.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 08:11 PM (0mRoj)

144 138 98 My favorite comedy is Raising Arizona.

Not sure I laughed once, the first time I saw it (loved it though).
The images and phrases stick with me, and I laugh at them at odd times, when they pop into my head. Like the camera flash when Hi is looking at the underside of his cellmate's bunk. Or the whole sequence leading to "Boy, didn't we just tell you not to do that?"

Posted by: Splunge at July 22, 2017 07:56 PM (+vxbn)

"Turn to the right."

"Mordecai, get that diaper off your sister's head!!!"

"That Motherscratcher?"

"You got four chairs and a table you got a dinette. You got a table you got dick!" - Nathan Huffheins

"Son, you got a panty on your head"

"Sometimes, once a month, I get the cramps real bad"

"and when we run out of crawdads, we ate sand."

"Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase."

Every character in that movie was memorable.
Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (xz+89)

"Can you describe you baby?"

"He looks like a baby."

"What was he wearing?"

"His PJs."

"Can you describe his PJs?"

"I don't know, they had Yodas and shit on them!"

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:11 PM (ANIFC)

145 Dodgeball is hilarious.

"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!"

Posted by: Jmel at July 22, 2017 08:11 PM (0pH66)

146 It's being finished by Joss Whedon.

Zach Snyder's daughter committed suicide a few months ago, so he walked away from the project.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 22, 2017 07:27 PM (Jj43a)


---

My understanding of that is it was done except for re-shoots, which is what Whedon is doing. So don't expect a Whedonesque film.

That said, I do like the current trailer that is up for it from comic con.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 08:12 PM (v3DL/)

147 He was wearing his damn jammies! Nobody sleeps naked in this house!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 08:12 PM (0mRoj)

148 The Coen brothers do comedy very well. I was surprised how much I enjoyed Hail Caesar, and Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowsky are gold.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:12 PM (gXw9D)

149
Kind Hearts and Coronets with Alec Guinness. A lovely black comedy (even if everyone in it is white).

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:13 PM (auHtY)

150 Old School. Something about disillusioned middle age guys trying to relive their college days strikes a chord with me.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:14 PM (ANIFC)

151 If I cut off my dick, and got them to make an ersatz vagina, would women find that appealing?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 08:14 PM (/qEW2)

152 I did not know that about Zach Snyder's daughter.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:14 PM (6FqZa)

153 I can't believe you brought up Dunkirk... I was angry to learn that it totally lacks women and POC lead characters. Shame

Posted by: Brad at July 22, 2017 08:14 PM (wBC4K)

154 I like Mars Attacks a lot. Humor is an odd thing

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 22, 2017 08:14 PM (Lqy/e)

155
Ed Wood.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (lmIoG)

156 Oh, I'm late!

Here's what I am tired of re: comedies: crude.
I'm not a prude, and I am fine with vulgarity - but in moderation, and not because the filmmakers think "if we triple the snot/puke/vomit/poop it will be 3x as funny!" No.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (NOIQH)

157 Love The Big Lebowsky.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (2+gSO)

158 I think UHF is a good comedy movie. But what do I know?

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (BO/km)

159 Slap Shot is a fantastic movie

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (9g/6M)

160 sorry, I loved Ron Burgundy. It's not as quotable as Monty Python but it still made me laugh out loud many times.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (gXw9D)

161 If I cut off my dick, and got them to make an ersatz vagina, would women find that appealing?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

Umm...I believe the proper term is "fauxgina".

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (5YBu8)

162 Oh, UHF is a classic.

'SUPPLIES!!'

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:16 PM (6FqZa)

163 159 Slap Shot is a fantastic movie
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 08:15 PM (9g/6M)

Wool by the pool.


Don't know how many times I heard or said that while in college.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:16 PM (IDPbH)

164 Surprised to not see This Is Spinal Tap posted yet. Not just a plot -- a documentary plot!

Posted by: Johnny Pedantic at July 22, 2017 08:16 PM (6OESk)

165 >>If I cut off my dick, and got them to make an ersatz vagina, would women find that appealing?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

Worth a try. No other way to find out for sure.

Posted by: Kaitlyn Jenner at July 22, 2017 08:16 PM (/Nite)

166 Probably already mentioned: "A Fish Called Wanda"
That movie always makes me laugh so dang hard. I LOVE Kevin Kline as the stupid bully, Michael Palin as the stuttering animal-lover, the whole honeytrap/love connection. So funny!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:16 PM (NOIQH)

167 "Groundhog Day" probably deserves it's own thread some day.

On the surface, a hilarious Bill Murray movie that works comedically in every scene.

Just under the surface, arguably one of the most deeply spiritual movies ever made. And effective because the majority of people who see it absorb its lessons without realizing that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:17 PM (V2Yro)

168 For a rom-com, I'm unsure that there is any as deftly done as LA Story. I hate rom-coms, but that is a great movie.
Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:09 PM (lmIoG)

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I'm not sure how true it is, but I've been told the coffee ordering scene inspired the guy who started Starbucks.

"I'll have a half caf, double decaf with a twist of lemon"

Posted by: MAGA at July 22, 2017 08:17 PM (Tyk2V)

169 Probably already mentioned: "A Fish Called Wanda"
That movie always makes me laugh so dang hard. I LOVE Kevin Kline as the stupid bully, Michael Palin as the stuttering animal-lover, the whole honeytrap/love connection. So funny!


Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:16 PM


Kline's Otto is sheer genius. He owned that flick.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:18 PM (lmIoG)

170 148 The Coen brothers do comedy very well. I was surprised how much I enjoyed Hail Caesar, and Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowsky are gold.
Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:12 PM (gXw9D)

O Brother Where Art Thou? is another.

"I'm a Dapper Dan Man myself"

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:18 PM (xz+89)

171 166 Probably already mentioned: "A Fish Called Wanda"
That movie always makes me laugh so dang hard. I LOVE Kevin Kline as the stupid bully, Michael Palin as the stuttering animal-lover, the whole honeytrap/love connection. So funny!
Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:16 PM (NOIQH)

Don't call me stupid!

Posted by: Harvey Manfrensenginsen at July 22, 2017 08:18 PM (ANIFC)

172 83 Woody Allen is another one I don't find that funny.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 07:49 PM (9g/6M)

++++

His earlier comedies, the ones that are supposed to be so great, just don't do it for me. An occasional smile, if I don't doze off. But, I did like one of his later comedies, Mighty Aphrodite. The scene where he meets Mira Sorvino's character (a prostitute) is hilarious.

https://youtu.be/dmUzK-GxSu4?t=15s

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 08:19 PM (FUu/Z)

173 I always enjoy "What's Up Doc" but not for Streisand. Ryan O'Neal's oblivious character is fun, Madeline Kahn is hilarious as Eunice, and Liam Dunn as the Judge make the movie for me.

I can't think of a Madeline Kahn performance that wasn't brilliant: Clue, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc., etc.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 08:19 PM (V+03K)

174 Saw "Blazing Saddles" on a big screen in a big theater when it came out. Saw it with my girlfriend at the time (I was 1 and we thought the black lady behind us was going to die laughing.

A really funny minor classic is "Rancho Deluxe", starring Jeff Bridges and Sam Waterson (way before he took himself so seriously as a DA) as ne'er do well cattle rustlers in the modern west. Slim Pickens, Elizabeth Ashely, Harry Dean Stanton, Jimmy Buffet sings "Livingston Saturday Night", a song written for the movie (Livingston,Montana, I think).

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 08:19 PM (S6Pax)

175 "Earth in the Lurch" by Al Gore was comedy gold.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 08:19 PM (5VlCp)

176 When I saw Ace Ventura 2 in the theater I couldn't even breathe I was laughing so hard. I know that says more about my classlessness than the movie.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:19 PM (gXw9D)

177 No one has mentioned the classics:

"Love and Death"
"Sleeper"
"Take the Money and Run"
"Bananas"
"Play it Again, Sam"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:46 PM (V2Yro)



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Great films. I love, "Love and Death".

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 08:20 PM (v3DL/)

178 Yeah! Spinal Tap! And Best in Show too.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:20 PM (gXw9D)

179 There is what I guess is s dark comedy Australian movie of a woman living in a high rise hires a guy to fix up the bathroom and he comes there every dsy but makes everything super complicated and worse. But I didn't see the end, but at one point the woman goes into the bathroom and there are more pipes connected together you cant hardly manuver in there.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 08:20 PM (9g/6M)

180 "Earth in the Lurch" by Al Gore was comedy gold.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy

I hear Brian Dennehy is going to play Glacier National Park in the sequel.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:21 PM (5YBu8)

181 Funniest physical comedy scene ever for me is the Jerry Lewis boxing match in Sailor Beware. The scene with Martin in the locker room right before was also classic. 'Sisseen, Sisseen fights'

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:21 PM (IDPbH)

182 I've never been an Adam Sandler fan, but I like Happy Gilmore.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:21 PM (gXw9D)

183 I'd rank my favs this way:

1: Life of Brian (Making it worse?!? How could it be worse?!? Jehovah! Jehovah!)
2: Holy Grail (Bet you're gay! No I'm not!)
3: Airplane (Excuse me stewardess, I speak Jive.)
4: Pink Panther (Thet is not meh dog...)
5: Blazing Saddles (Somebody's gotta go back and get a shitload a dimes!)
6: Young Frankenstein (Abbie someone...)

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 22, 2017 08:21 PM (w+Jhj)

184 "Are you going to k-k-k-k-kill me, K-k-k-k-en?"
Heh.


"OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies" is funny. A french James Bond. I didn't really get the homoerotic paddle-ball stuff, but otherwise very silly and willing to make un-PC jokes. Jean Dujardin is an absolute delight to watch.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:21 PM (NOIQH)

185 Something About Mary is a rom-com from a guy's point of view. The perfect girl will pick the nerdish guy because his heart is so true! Crazy, funny scenes.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 08:21 PM (pV/54)

186 Another great comedy that has been totally blacklisted from viewing, or even mentioning:

"Zorro, the Gay Blade".

I wouldn't be surprised if someone in California isn't working on buying every copy and burning them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:22 PM (V2Yro)

187 182 I've never been an Adam Sandler fan, but I like Happy Gilmore.
Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:21 PM (gXw9D)

Wasn't a Sandler slapstick comedy but I thought Funny People was a great movie.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:22 PM (IDPbH)

188 "A Shot in The Dark" is my favorite Pink Panther movie, and one of my favorite movies, period.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:22 PM (ANIFC)

189 Looks like I picked the wrong week to take a nap after work.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 08:23 PM (678B2)

190 OK, bear with me a moment. I do have a point. When I was a music major in college, Woody Berman came to town. For you ignorant youngsters out there, Woody Herman was a big jazz star in the 40s and 50s but he had to be in his 70s then. I thought, you know, he used to be somebody, I guess I ought to go see him.

He absolutely blew me away. He had a smoking band and at one time they were playing this psychedelic number complete with colored strobe lights and stage smoke and it was just chaos. Suddenly, behind us, the trumpets blare out. The trumpeters had snuck off stage during the chaos and into the aisles behind us. If I recall correctly, they psychedelic-up McArthur's Park and the trumpets were blaring the theme "McArthur's Park is melting in the dark . . . " At the fanfare of the trumpets, the chaos is over and they are a tight, tight jazz band.

So is it with comedies, controlled chaos. You can get crazy with nice interpreters but then you need a fanfare and you're back in the plane without a pilot.



Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 22, 2017 08:23 PM (Nwg0u)

191 HAS ANYONE MENTIONED "ZERO HOUR" YET?

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at July 22, 2017 08:23 PM (pszv/)

192
Oh, that reminds me. If you can find it, try to catch "Malcolm" from the 80's. Australian comedy about bank robbers. It's extremely good and meets TJM's criteria of narrative.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:24 PM (lmIoG)

193 Older movie "Foul Play" is very funny - Goldy Hawn, Chevy Chase, and a hilarious cameo by Dudley Moore. Beware the dwarf! Kojack, bang bang!

I much prefer these older comedies that anything made by an SNL alum in the last 10-15 years. Will Farrell is a one-trick pony.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:24 PM (NOIQH)

194 I loved Zorro, The Gay Blade as a kid. Must have seen it 50+ times back then.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 08:24 PM (H5knJ)

195 One way I rate a movie is if I would watch it again. I don't think I'd go out of my way to watch it but would if maybe I didn't have anything else better to watch. Like UHF.

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 08:24 PM (BO/km)

196 Looks like I picked the wrong week to take a nap after work.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)


So you didn't get fired after coming in late the other day?

Well, that's good.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 08:25 PM (S6Pax)

197 If it wasn't for us, you'd all be speaking German! Singing "Deutschland, Deutschland, uber alles!"

Posted by: Harvey Manfrensenginsen at July 22, 2017 08:25 PM (ANIFC)

198 "This is Spinal Tap."

The concert industry is just like that. Honestly.

Fran Drescher has a small role as a PR girl and she's perfect.

[paraphrased]

Rob Reiner: That was a lovely melody.
Nigel: Yes, it's a bit of Bach and Mozart. It's Mach.
Rob: What's it's called?
Nigel: I call it Lick My Love Pump.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:25 PM (aT+Bx)

199 Has anyone else seen the Australian movie The Castle? My cousin in law made me watch it and I laughed my head off throughout. I don't remember it too well though, it was years ago. As I recall, a simple and not very bright man is having his home taken away via the Australian version of eminent domain, and . . . that's where my memories run out.
Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:06 PM (gXw9D)



"The Castle" is pretty good.

The Australian comedy that I think is pretty great is

"Hotel de Love" .


Great story, lots of earned laughs and one of the best endings I've seen in what is essentially a rom-com.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 08:25 PM (9q7Dl)

200 Mel Brooks, of course. And the early Woody Allen.

Brooks' "The Inquisition" from "History of the World Part I" and his "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers" are both parodies of Broadway showstoppers and are right on the money. Hilarious and irreverent as hell.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 22, 2017 08:25 PM (LQLeS)

201 Repo Man is a very quotable movie with Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez

"John Wayne was a FAG"

"Huh?"

"It's true boys. I went to install two way mirrors at his pad in Brentwood and he came to the door in a dress."

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (xz+89)

202 148 The Coen brothers do comedy very well. I was surprised how much I enjoyed Hail Caesar, and Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowsky are gold.
Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:12 PM (gXw9D)


The Coen Brothers are great. I loved "The Hudsucker Proxy" and "Barton Fink".

I haven't even seen half of their movies. They make 'em faster than I can see 'em.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (sdi6R)

203 Speaking of scene-stealing comedic genius: Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T Justice in "Smokey & the Bandit"

"Daddy, the top came off"
"Well no shit."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (5YBu8)

204 "It" being Ghostbusters that I wouldn't bother to watch again.

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (BO/km)

205 no one else has commented on my comment about The Castle. Has anyone seen it?

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (gXw9D)

206 "A Shot in The Dark" is my favorite Pink Panther movie, and one of my favorite movies, period.

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I've often thought that is the perfect title for a suspense comedy.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (Nwg0u)

207 Lots of my favorites in the thread.

I laughed all the way through Airplane! My GF was laughing too -- at me having so much fun.

I rate Monty Python and the Holy Grail as the funniest, and really like Galaxy Quest. The cast did a great job, and the ending was superb. esp. Sam Rockwell.

Movies not listed yet: Captain's Paradise and Kind Hearts and Coronets with Alec Guinness, and Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Top Secret and Hot Shots had some good moments as well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (hyuyC)

208 YIKES.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:27 PM (hyuyC)

209 The original "The Longest Yard" with Burt Reynolds is pretty danged funny.

"Where did you play?"

"Oklahoma State."

"University?"

"Pen."

Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 08:27 PM (AMIL/)

210 I've mentioned before that you have to watch Spinal Tap with the commentary. The band does the commentary in character, it's hilarious.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:27 PM (ANIFC)

211 Whew. Saved by the close tag.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:27 PM (hyuyC)

212 Also... Blades of Glory was pretty effing hysterical, but then again, I've spent a lot of time backstage at Disney on Ice things, so really, it might not have been that funny to real people.

In fact, I saw the film with my Mom, and was laughing so hard. IIFC, she actually leaned over and said "it's not that funny," or something similar.

But it was. IT REALLY WAS.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (aT+Bx)

213 I also saw Dunkirk today with two of my sons.

My thoughts:

Good production values
Much of the acting was first rate.
Good depiction of the randomness of combat death.
Some issues though - in a event where 300,000 British troops were taken off the beach, why is it we were shown, at any one time, only a few hundred soldiers waiting to be evacuated? With computer generated graphics today, they could have easily placed thousands more on the beach.
Also, where the hell were any NCOs? Every army lives and dies due to the backbone of senior enlisted. We were only presented senior officers and lowly enlisted.

As described earlier today, my Sailor home on leave walked out. He didn't want to see ships sinking or drowning deaths.

Was at the range this morning with him and #3 and then ribs for dinner.

A great day really.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (tr2D7)

214 If I had to guess from the interviews I've heard , I'd guess the Weird Al Yankovic was a conservative. Ironically one reason is because he seemed to avoid talking anything political.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (IDPbH)

215 A Shot in The Dark is the best bedroom farce ever.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (hyuyC)

216 I've mentioned before that you have to watch Spinal Tap with the commentary. The band does the commentary in character, it's hilarious.
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OK, so I have to get the collectors edition, is that what you're saying?

Because honestly, I find that film freaking hysterical.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (aT+Bx)

217 Others:

I'm Gonna Get You Sucka.
Brother from Another Planet.
The Gods Must Be Crazy.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (w+Jhj)

218 Bowfinger is the most underrated comedies of the past 25 years precisely because it's both a real movie as described by the OP and hilarious.

Posted by: Outside Adjitator at July 22, 2017 08:29 PM (pXthv)

219 The "Naked Gun 2 and a half." Some really funny bits. Damn, wish we could embed youtube clips.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 22, 2017 08:29 PM (LQLeS)

220 I think "Shot in the Dark" is the best of the Pink Panther movies, although "Return of the Pink Panther" comes close. (#3)

I saw an interview, said that when Blake Edwards first picked up the script to "Shot in the Dark", it was a prosaic attempt to mimic an Agatha Christie story, quite dull - and he decided to do it as written, but decided Clouseau would be the Inspector, and asked Sellers to mostly ad-lib his way through the part.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:29 PM (V2Yro)

221 One of my favorites is very unique.

"Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid". Starring Steve Martin. Scenes from many classic films are inter-cut into the movie to help with the story. Works quite well.

Plus, who doesn't like a cup of his famous java?

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 08:29 PM (v3DL/)

222 138 98 My favorite comedy is Raising Arizona.

Not sure I laughed once, the first time I saw it (loved it though).
The images and phrases stick with me, and I laugh at them at odd times, when they pop into my head. Like the camera flash when Hi is looking at the underside of his cellmate's bunk. Or the whole sequence leading to "Boy, didn't we just tell you not to do that?"

I remember the line " recidivist. That sure is a terrible word."

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 22, 2017 08:29 PM (nBr1j)

223 Speaking of Australian films, Housebound is a good one that is comedy/suspense (or horror).

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 08:29 PM (H5knJ)

224 Yeah! Spinal Tap! And Best in Show too.

Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:20 PM (gXw9D)



Waiting for Guffman is very funny too

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:30 PM (auHtY)

225 I really want to see the Big Sick, but it's not going to be anywhere near me in the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 08:30 PM (smD62)

226 Nope not fired. Talked with one of the managers, the one who still manages to smile and laugh. I have this suspicion that one of these days she's going to snap and suddenly everyone is going to be dealing with Ilsa She-Kommandant of Wal-Mart. And I will be very darkly amused.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 08:30 PM (678B2)

227 Shakespeare in Love
When Harry Meet Sally
Sophie's Choice

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at July 22, 2017 08:30 PM (EZWNE)

228 198 "This is Spinal Tap."

The concert industry is just like that. Honestly.
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:25 PM (aT+Bx)


My understanding is that actual rock musicians love that movie more than anyone.

I met a member of 10,000 Maniacs once and he said, "When we first started out, we went through more drummers than Spinal Tap."

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 08:30 PM (sdi6R)

229 no one else has commented on my comment about The Castle. Has anyone seen it?


Posted by: Jim S at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM


Yes. It's actually fantastic. There's a sort of "sequel"... more of a follow up by the same team, that is also great... "The Nugget". See it.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:30 PM (lmIoG)

230 The 6 Police Squad TV episodes were funnier than any of the Naked Gun movies. IMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM (hyuyC)

231 Movies not listed yet: Captain's Paradise and Kind Hearts and Coronets with Alec Guinness, and Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Top Secret and Hot Shots had some good moments as well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:26 PM (hyuyC)



*Looks at #149*

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM (auHtY)

232 Movies not listed yet: Captain's Paradise and Kind Hearts and Coronets with Alec Guinness, and Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Top Secret and Hot Shots had some good moments as well.

Top Secret started off as funny as Airplane but it lasted too long. It became boring and it's ending was unsatisfying

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM (xz+89)

233 Not sure I laughed once, the first time I saw it (loved it though).
The images and phrases stick with me, and I laugh at them at odd times, when they pop into my head. Like the camera flash when Hi is looking at the underside of his cellmate's bunk. Or the whole sequence leading to "Boy, didn't we just tell you not to do that?"

Posted by: Splunge at July




The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM (0wem/)

234 Some issues though - in a event where 300,000 British troops were taken off the beach, why is it we were shown, at any one time, only a few hundred soldiers waiting to be evacuated? With computer generated graphics today, they could have easily placed thousands more on the beach.

The Frogs agree with you; that they left out the French forces who kept Jerry off the beach for long enough.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM (6FqZa)

235 Do MST3K/RiffTrax count as comedies? Because I was laughing so hard through "Samurai Cop" I missed half the jokes.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM (ANIFC)

236 Lavender Hill Mob was worth it for the cop the crooks pick up just when "old mac donald had a farm" comes on the radio.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:32 PM (6FqZa)

237 Bowfinger is the most underrated comedies of the past 25 years precisely because it's both a real movie as described by the OP and hilarious.


Posted by: Outside Adjitator at July 22, 2017 08:29 PM


Love Bowfinger.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (lmIoG)

238
My understanding is that actual rock musicians love that movie more than anyone.
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Supposedly Rob Reiner did some deep research before writing it, and got a lot of input from big name musicians and others in the concert industry. THAT'S why it's so accurate.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (aT+Bx)

239 Cheesy science fiction movies with rubber monsters are really funny too.

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (BO/km)

240 The world is about to be destroyed because of you carbon obsessed assholes, AND ALL YOU CAN TALK ABOUT IS MOVIES??? You people are so vile. I hate you. Love me and listen to my wisdom and in that will consist your redemption. You fucking conservative asshole subhuman callous pieces of shit. Yes, there is redemption even for you.

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (/qEW2)

241 I loved Zorro, The Gay Blade as a kid. Must have seen it 50+ times back then.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 08:24 PM (H5knJ)



Jew got a problem with jew bowels.

My what?

Jew bowels. A, E , I, O

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (auHtY)

242 Buster Keaton - The General

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And based on a true story. Of course, it glorifies the Confederacy so all prints must be hunted down and destroyed.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (Nwg0u)

243 #227 Sophie's Choice?! wtf? Perhaps you meant Sophie Tucker?

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (LQLeS)

244 Comedy that was great when I first saw it and laugh as hard as I have at any movie , that barely got a chuckle after seeing it again a few years latter was City Slickers.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (IDPbH)

245 Well, the interesting part about Dunkirk is not that a bunch of guys got cornered in france, it was the nature of the people evacuating the cornered guys.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (0wem/)

246 232 Minuteman

I do agree kinda with that assessment of Top Secret, but some of the gags, like the exploding Pinto, were very good. It is better than Ghostbusters, according to my own idiosyncratic sense of humor and background.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:34 PM (hyuyC)

247 Black comedy nominee: Dr. Strangelove.

You can't tell me that by the end, you're not rooting for Slim Pickins and the guys in the B52.

"I don't avoid women, I just deny them my bodily fluids."

Also.. fluoride. Kubrick was decades ahead of the curve.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (aT+Bx)

248 Oldie but goodie: "Arsenic and Old Lace." Excellent Cary Grant.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (NOIQH)

249 A pretty funny Bill Murray movie

"Larger Than Life", when he inherits an elephant from his father (who was a carny), and spends the movie getting from Baltimore to LA with the elephant. In the process, he comes to love the elephant, understand his father, and have some hilarious adventures.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (S6Pax)

250 Thath an impother!

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (BO/km)

251 Blame it on the Bellboy. Horton - Lorton - Orton!

(but eclipsed by Galaxy Quest and Holy Grail)

Posted by: Looper at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (7xvrP)

252 #235 Yes, MST3K is comedy gold. Big fan. The funniest are the shorts. My fave being "Mr. B. Natural." Check it out on youtube.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (LQLeS)

253 I would be very worried if Crow ever rushed up to Tom Servo and exclaimed he had a cunning plan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (678B2)

254 A pretty good Australian dark comedy is Proof. It has a young Russell Crowe in a supporting role.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102721/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (FUu/Z)

255 214 If I had to guess from the interviews I've heard , I'd guess the Weird Al Yankovic was a conservative. Ironically one reason is because he seemed to avoid talking anything political.
Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (IDPbH)

Actually he's liberal, but he's much smarter than the folks he parody's and he knows better than to unnecessarily piss off half of his fans.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (xz+89)

256 Zorro, The Gay Blade is the absolute favorite of a friend. It's even funnier because he is a straight as a rail, manly man, with 5 kids.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (hyuyC)

257 190 ... Glad someone else remembers Woody Herman. I saw him in the 60s and his Thundering Herd was always amazing with innovation and showmanship.

BTW, it may betray a huge lack of judgement, but I think "The Incredibles" animated movie is hilarious. The vocal deliveries are great.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (V+03K)

258 Well, Young Frankenstein, of course.

Moonrise Kingdom
Weekend at Bernie's, an oldie that I saw for the first time recently
The Grand Budapest Hotel. Dir. Wes Anderson
Meet the Parents
Greenberg Ben Stiller. - I know someone just like this
Elf
Bad Santa. - guilty admission
Bernie. Jack Black is an undertaker
Superbad
Tommy Boy. - Chris Farley
School of Rock Jack Black
Anchorman
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
the Big Lebowski





bad



Reenberg





Posted by: Judy at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (pPRTz)

259 Saw "Valarian and the City of a 1000 Planets"


Very fun movie. Great cinematic show not tell origins of the storyline.

Not a mess like some critics have been saying. They're stupid. There is a clear linear storyline throughout the movie.

So what's the problem?

Well, until the last 30 or so minutes, you're going to think this is one of the best/better light comedy space adventures evah.

After that, Breton puts on the brakes for a side-trip. It's a fun side-trip. And Rhianna's introduction is dynamite.

Unfortunately, she cannot act at all. Still, fun side trip.

I think the fact that *gasp* the guy saves the girl is what has critics panties in a knot.

Then we head into the climax and -

Brakes on again! For a YUUUUGE info dump of information which we either been presented or can figure out and some SJW-ish prancing and preening.

Then off, we go and the movie wraps up.

If the movie were recut, it would be a classic.

As it is, it's a good fun summer movie that wears out it's welcome toward the end by not trusting its audience.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (9q7Dl)

260 Going back a little further I remember liking some like it hot.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (nBr1j)

261 Daughter and I went to see a Ghostbuster 30 year release. Still held up, still funny and we realized how many lines have found their way into our everyday speech.

"Important safety tip..."

Posted by: Rosasharn at July 22, 2017 08:37 PM (XJYdw)

262 Oh yeah. Forgot "The Jerk".

"He hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!"

"How were you supposed to know that was 'Iron Balls' McGinty?"

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 22, 2017 08:37 PM (w+Jhj)

263 Arsenic and Old Lace, yeah.

"Teddy dear, we got another Yellow Fever victim."

Cary Grant, "I'm the son of the mailman!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 08:37 PM (678B2)

264 Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:36 PM (xz+89)

Could be because he also seemed to be a very intelligent person.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 08:38 PM (IDPbH)

265 Oldie but goodie: "Arsenic and Old Lace." Excellent Cary Grant.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (NOIQH)



That's a very good and funny movie. Grant was very good in comedic roles

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:38 PM (auHtY)

266 Strangelove.

You can't tell me that by the end, you're not rooting for Slim Pickins and the guys in the B52.

Posted by: shibumi at July




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwW7RaPO_g

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 22, 2017 08:38 PM (0wem/)

267 I am a fucking climate genius, and you ignorant ASSHOLES dare to DISAGREE with me??? FUCK YOU. I Would say you deserve to die in the Earth Inferno of global warming, BUT THERE ARE DECENT PEOPLE LIKE ME AND HILLARY AND TOM PEREZ, that will be affected by your EVIL CARBONATING!!! You filth.

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 08:39 PM (/qEW2)

268 Super Troopers, you guys.

'Desperation is a stinky cologne!'

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (6FqZa)

269 The Marx Bros.

Especially Groucho.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (LQLeS)

270 someone mentioned The In-Laws upthread. Very good. Another good one with Arkin: Slums of Beverly Hills.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (H5knJ)

271 I'm not even gonna say how much I adore MST3K. As if it ain't obvious.

MANOS - THE HANDS OF FATE

(movie, maybe the worst ever made - commentary, the most hilarious!)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (V2Yro)

272 Love the 3 mentioned. But -

Young Frankenstein.

I saw it when I was about -- 14? 15? --- with a couple of girlfriends. I had NEVER laughed so hard in my life at a movie.

"... Ovaltine..."

"What else can we throw in the well?"

And the scene where Marty Feldman has his head where all the dead heads are... "Hi!! Ain't got nobody! Ya cha cha cha..."

I think I wet my pants.

Planet of the Apes (new movie)... Amazing CGI. The rest? Meh. Formula. Woody Harrelson phoning in the bad dude. See it at home.

Posted by: exliberal at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (g2eRy)

273 Strange thing is though I like action/adventure/dramas over most comedies my list of films I have watched many times has quite a few comedies in it. Ghostbusters and Galaxy Quest like you have above but also Tremors and Big Trouble in Little China get watched several times a year around here.

Posted by: geoffb5 at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (d3wbb)

274 So to circle back around, I went to my Top 100 list on my site and copied down all the comedies that made it. A few kinda crossed genres, like Amelie and wasn't sure if they should be in there but here's what I wrote for posterity:

Airplane
Big Trouble in Little China
Caddyshack
Clue
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Fletch
Groundhog's Day
Guardians of the Galaxy
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Say Anything...kinda comedy?
The Blues Brothers
The Princess Bride
Three Amigos
Wayne's World
Yambao (Rifftrax.com edition)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:41 PM (xJa6I)

275 You vile shits cannot comprehend the conetmp and hatred I have for you. You PLANET KILLERS!!!

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 08:41 PM (/qEW2)

276 The look on Alan Arkin's face when The Generalissimo decides to give "Pepe" a drink of water.....

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:41 PM (V2Yro)

277 Oh and Ghostbusters.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:41 PM (xJa6I)

278 The Marx Bros.

Especially Groucho.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller


A Day at the Races

A Night at the Opera

Not exactly slapstick, but the Marx Brothers goofing through reality.
And Groucho wise-cracking his way through. Got to think he was ad-libbing half the time.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 08:42 PM (S6Pax)

279 Keep thinking of it but haven't mentioned that the first attempt at invasion after Dunkirk at Dieppe could make a good movie, well if you like disaster movies.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 08:42 PM (9g/6M)

280 hey Al Gore there is a way you can make your Earthly footprint carbon neutral in very short order.

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 08:42 PM (BO/km)

281 Carey Grant hated Arsenic and Old Lace. Thought he was miscast and tried everything to get out of it.
One of the funniest movies I ever saw.

Posted by: abby at July 22, 2017 08:42 PM (HBU7W)

282 I'm not even gonna say how much I adore MST3K. As if it ain't obvious.

MANOS - THE HANDS OF FATE

(movie, maybe the worst ever made - commentary, the most hilarious!)
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (V2Yro)


I'm a big fan too

I think 'Mitchell' MIGHT be my favorite, but it's a tough call. The 'Final Sacrifice' is great for all the Canadian jokes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:43 PM (xJa6I)

283 Operation Petticoat, "Sighted truck, sank same.:

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 08:43 PM (678B2)

284 276 The look on Alan Arkin's face when The Generalissimo decides to give "Pepe" a drink of water.....
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:41 PM (V2Yro)

LMAO. And his art collection. "If it wasn't for the Church, that flag would be hanging in front of the UN today!"

"General, there are reactionaries everywhere."

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:43 PM (ANIFC)

285 Many of my favorites already mentioned....Ruthless People has one scene that is so funny I thought I would break a rib laughing.

Anther gem, but not big laughs, is "The Freshman" with Matthew Broderick and Marlon Brando. Very sweet as well as funny. My hubby loves to do the chef - "Carmine said one boy. Here are two!" And all the ways Broderick says "Vermont" getting ever more defeated that no one will ever bother to learn what state he's from. Love that movie.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:43 PM (NOIQH)

286 I never even liked Spencer Tracy but Father of the Bride is so funny.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 08:44 PM (2+gSO)

287 Two things:

1) I will not abide a single word of negative criticism of Top Secret! It is ridiculous and therefore perfect.

2) I have always had trouble reconciling that two of my favorite films in this thread -- Spinal Tap and Princess Bride -- were directed by that spinning loon Rob Reiner.

Posted by: Johnny Pedantic at July 22, 2017 08:44 PM (6OESk)

288 MST3K: BigMcLargeHuge is my word for a person of unusual size.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2017 08:44 PM (rnAwa)

289 I've thought that much of what PG Wodehouse wrote would be good for big screen comedies.

Romance, slapstick, snappy dialog, ... but it doesn't seem to ever work out that well.

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2017 08:44 PM (BHl6T)

290 I didn't know about the Dieppe raid. Yikes, what a fuck up that was.

Still not as bad as Gallipolli in the first war though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:44 PM (6FqZa)

291
The 6 Police Squad TV episodes were funnier than any of the Naked Gun movies. IMHO.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM


NaCly Dog Johnson is right!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 08:44 PM (IqV8l)

292 Most late Mel Brooks movies are pretty bad, but two that are excellent in my book are-

"Dracula, Dead and Loving It"

and

"The Producers" (the musical).

DDaLI just plain has some great shtick built around all the old Dracula movies and some great slapstick moments.

It gets a lot of hate, but I watch it every time I see it's on cable.


As for "The Producers" musical...

YMMV but I find Nathan Lane hilarious.

He's also very good in another comedy that gets no love "Mouse Hunt".

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 08:45 PM (9q7Dl)

293 I'm not sure how true it is, but I've been told the coffee ordering scene inspired the guy who started Starbucks.

"I'll have a half caf, double decaf with a twist of lemon"

Posted by: MAGA at July 22, 2017 08:17 PM (Tyk2V)


Definitely not true. Starbucks started in 1972. In 1991, they were just starting to hit it big on the west coast.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2017 08:45 PM (17QyB)

294 282 I'm not even gonna say how much I adore MST3K. As if it ain't obvious.

MANOS - THE HANDS OF FATE

(movie, maybe the worst ever made - commentary, the most hilarious!)
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 08:40 PM (V2Yro)


I'm a big fan too

I think 'Mitchell' MIGHT be my favorite, but it's a tough call. The 'Final Sacrifice' is great for all the Canadian jokes.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:43 PM (xJa6I)

"Mitchell!" is my favorite. Maybe it works so well for the reasons TJM stated above - it's not a terrible movie, it has a basic plot & reasonable competent acting. So there's a sound structure to build all the jokes off of.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:45 PM (ANIFC)

295 247 Black comedy nominee: Dr. Strangelove.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (aT+Bx)
===

Dr Stangelove is full of Mel Brooks and Airplane! caliber sarcasm and humor - a few examples:

The "Peace is Our Profession" billboard in the background of some of the scenes of the combat on Burpleson AFB.

The name of the President: Merkin Muffley. How many people in the early Sixties, and now, knew/know what a merkin is?

Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (AMIL/)

296
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwW7RaPO_g
----

They had to overdub the city. Originally, he said, "You could have a pretty good time in Dallas with that," but they changed it becuase of Kennedy.

Also...damn you for that link! That led to a Peter Sellers interview, which then led me to a Making of Dr. Strangelove documentary and now I'm watching an interview with Stanley Kubrick.

I should be working!!! Damn!!!

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (aT+Bx)

297 230 The 6 Police Squad TV episodes were funnier than any of the Naked Gun movies. IMHO.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:31 PM (hyuyC)


It is scientific fact with metaphysical certitude, not opinion.

Read this previous comment:



78 Police Squad! was a much better series than the derivative Naked Gun movies,

The series stayed true to the tropes of detective television shows and had the hyper literal type joke of Airplane!, and the characters always went with the gag as a normal part of the show's universe.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 07:48 PM (xz+89)

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (xz+89)

298 What about Bob?

Posted by: Zogger at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (SKahJ)

299 Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau made several comedies together that were really funny.

"The Fortune Cookie"
and of course the classic
"The Odd Couple"

Walter Matthau also made a minor classic that was hilarious called "A New Leaf", where he was a trust fund baby that runs out of money, has no idea how to pay for anything, and sets out to find and marry a really rich woman, and he has no interest in sex.
It's hilarious. He winds up with Elaine May, who plays a completely daffy, eccentric rich woman who is obsessed with horticulture.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (S6Pax)

300 @naturalfake

I had a problem with the casting of Valerian. The guy had the line delivery of Keanu Reeves and the body of Leonardo DiCaprio...and he was kind of a prick. God and some of the dialog! Bleh.

I think the opening prologues were amazing and so were the alien races. Might be worth a re-watch just for that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (xJa6I)

301
The 'Final Sacrifice' is great for all the Canadian jokes.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:43 PM


And the pipe smoking gravel voiced guy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 08:47 PM (IqV8l)

302 I think 'Mitchell' MIGHT be my favorite, but it's a tough call. The 'Final Sacrifice' is great for all the Canadian jokes.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

Rowsdower!
https://youtu.be/R6OPyfQxwDM

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:47 PM (5YBu8)

303 'Spinal Tap and Princess Bride -- were directed by that spinning loon Rob Reiner.'

Like separating the musician from the music you have to do that with all art. Quite a corundum eh?

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (BO/km)

304 "Mitchell!" is my favorite. Maybe it works so well for the reasons TJM stated above - it's not a terrible movie, it has a basic plot & reasonable competent acting. So there's a sound structure to build all the jokes off of.
Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:45 PM (ANIFC)

I agree. That's why I like Yambao so much (Rifftrax not MST3k, but more or less the same). The movie itself is solid enough and you can really let yourself go with the jokes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (xJa6I)

305 Black comedies?

Has Madea been mentioned yet?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (smD62)

306 The name of the President: Merkin Muffley. How many people in the early Sixties, and now, knew/know what a merkin is?
---

No one in the sixties.

Now, at the HQ?

LOL. Our discussions can.... go left sometimes. I'm betting most know.

And General Rippers name is officially Jack D. Ripper.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (aT+Bx)

307 Also saw The Silence.
Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 07:52 PM (hMwEB)


You mean the third movie in that trilogy by Ingmar Bergman? Yeoww, I tried to watch it a number of years ago, gave it up after about 20 minutes, it was so repellent.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (OiLIO)

308 Dieppe was supposed to be a probe. It turned into a disaster that saw a Canadian armor unit thoroughly destroyed and gave the Germans a nice little PR victory. With Spitfires doing a Rhubarb you can probe. British infantry tanks on a shale beach, not really.

And the Americans conjured up the idea for a bold strike around the German lines in Italy. It was called Anzio and the bold thrust turned into a grinding war of attrition because the Americans dawdled and failed to quickly expand their beachhead.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (678B2)

309 The Gods must be Crazy

Posted by: Bill sometimes Bill formerly from Canada at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (/j7jO)

310 >>Ghostbusters and Galaxy Quest like you have above but also Tremors and
Big Trouble in Little China get watched several times a year around
here.


Oh yes, love BTiLC and Tremors as much as Galaxy Quest and Ghostbusters, too. Kurt Russell is so great. Overboard is funny, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:48 PM (NOIQH)

311 Many of my favorites already mentioned....Ruthless People has one scene that is so funny I thought I would break a rib laughing.

Anther gem, but not big laughs, is "The Freshman" with Matthew Broderick and Marlon Brando.


Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:43 PM


Ruthless People is gold, all the way through. A Brando gem that is now obscure, Is "Bedtime Story". It's the movie that "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is a remake of. David Niven and Brando in the leads. It's a forgetten gem... Niven and Brando are a fantastic comedy duo, believe it or not.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 08:49 PM (lmIoG)

312 LOL

ZAP Rowsdower.

There's even a reddit thread called r/owsdower.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:49 PM (xJa6I)

313 300 @naturalfake

I had a problem with the casting of Valerian. The guy had the line delivery of Keanu Reeves and the body of Leonardo DiCaprio...and he was kind of a prick. God and some of the dialog! Bleh.

I think the opening prologues were amazing and so were the alien races. Might be worth a re-watch just for that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (xJa6I



I never like that actor because he looks like he just finished up his 3 day heroin bender.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 08:49 PM (cAnNx)

314 Yeah, the Marx Brothers were awesome. Theirs were the smartest and funniest movies made at that time.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 08:49 PM (sdi6R)

315 "Animal House" it goes without saying.

The idiots in college today seem sad by comparison.

Best line ever, in the background, "We need the dues!".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 08:49 PM (5VlCp)

316 234 boulder terlit hobo

What really stopped the Germans was Hitler's worries about open flanks, the exhaustion of the spearhead troops, and British grit in defense.

One example was the troops that stopped the southern German pincer. Churchill threw in some of his best troops in reserve, The Rifle Brigade, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, and 3 Royal Tank Regiment into Calais. Those troops stopped the Germans just long enough, in a siege even, but very few escaped captivity.

The French had a smaller part. Although their tattered Armies to the South did gave the German General Staff worries. More Germans were killed after Dunkirk fighting the French alone than were killed up to the end of Dunkirk.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:50 PM (hyuyC)

317 A Brando gem that is now obscure, Is "Bedtime Story". It's the movie that "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is a remake of. David Niven and Brando in the leads. It's a forgetten gem... Niven and Brando are a fantastic comedy duo, believe it or not.
Posted by: otho

I saw that years ago, and it was hilarious. Brando plays his part so deadpan it's incredibly funny.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 08:50 PM (S6Pax)

318 Two Peter Sellers movies: The Mouse That Roared - not funny, not even amusing, even though critics say otherwise. The Party - very funny.
Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 08:10 PM (2+gSO)


Being There: The Barack Obama Story

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 08:50 PM (s5o+q)

319 And brain-damaged Stork almost steals the whole movie with his only spoken word of dialog: 'what are we s'POSED to do, you moe-ron?!'

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:51 PM (6FqZa)

320 Hmm...black comedies?

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Hollywood Shuffle made me laugh.

Lots of early Wayans stuff was good. Undercover Brother had a lot of funny moments.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:52 PM (xJa6I)

321
The Sunshine Boys is a very movie. Walter Matthau steals the movie. He is hysterical

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:52 PM (auHtY)

322 246 232 Minuteman

I do agree kinda with that assessment of Top Secret, but some of the gags, like the exploding Pinto, were very good. It is better than Ghostbusters, according to my own idiosyncratic sense of humor and background.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:34 PM (hyuyC)

As Ed McMahon would say:

"You are CORRECT, sir!"

The gags were primo, from the Nutcracker Ballet scene, to the Prison Escape Scene.

The mash up premise of a World War II Special Operation movie along with an Elvis movie was genius.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 08:53 PM (xz+89)

323 And brain-damaged Stork almost steals the whole movie with his only spoken word of dialog: 'what are we s'POSED to do, you moe-ron?!'
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 08:51 PM (6FqZa)

Yup.....a classic.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 08:53 PM (5VlCp)

324 Evening folks. Back from hay, corn, and cow country of NE Ohio. What did I miss?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 08:53 PM (di1hb)

325 I've thought that much of what PG Wodehouse wrote would be good for big screen comedies.

Romance, slapstick, snappy dialog, ... but it doesn't seem to ever work out that well.

Posted by: bananaDream at July 22, 2017 08:44 PM (BHl6T)


Most of Wodehouse's humor comes from the way it's written on the page.

It's hugely artificial, which is okay cuz it's funny as hell. But impossible to make sound natural coming out of human mouths.

Plus, a lot of the funny is in the descriptions of the people and actions. Which would require a narrator. Narrator = not funny.

Genius on the page doesn't always translate to the screen.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 08:53 PM (9q7Dl)

326 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Hollywood Shuffle made me laugh.

Lots of early Wayans stuff was good. Undercover Brother had a lot of funny moments.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:53 PM (5YBu8)

327 Rowsey Rowesy Rowsdower used to comment here.

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 08:54 PM (BO/km)

328 Slapstick is one thing, even Three Stooges level, but stuff like the Jackass movies just really turns me off.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at July 22, 2017 08:54 PM (/ocGl)

329 I've mentioned before that you have to watch Spinal Tap with the commentary. The band does the commentary in character, it's hilarious.
--

OK, so I have to get the collectors edition, is that what you're saying?

Because honestly, I find that film freaking hysterical.


Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (aT+Bx)


I lived 75% of that movie. Its funny until its not. lol

I am definitely Nigel.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 08:55 PM (aMlLZ)

330 I am definitely Nigel.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division

Does your amp go to 11?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:56 PM (5YBu8)

331 Comedy premise comedy channel.. I (featured actor) was going to shave my ass but my hairy balls blocked my view.. OK so in study group we discuss camera angle, lighting and background..
Question: does makeup cover prickly heat bumps and hair nubs . Director: I think we got it in one take in the can..(No pun intended)...

Posted by: voter dude at July 22, 2017 08:56 PM (U5Xeq)

332 What, ridden on a horse? You've got two empty 'alves of coconuts and you're bangin em together.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2017 08:56 PM (O5U4s)

333 For black comedies, "Watermelon Man" was funny for the time. Early 70s.

Godfrey Cambridge had a hell of a day in that one.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 08:57 PM (5VlCp)

334 MST3K and Mitchell. 100+ "I was going to get sticky anyway." LOL

Although Eeegah! holds a special place in my heart. My deceased wife's favorite - "Lookie, lookie, lookie at my thorax!"

Posted by: Looper at July 22, 2017 08:57 PM (7xvrP)

335 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Hollywood Shuffle made me laugh.

Lots of early Wayans stuff was good. Undercover Brother had a lot of funny moments.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:52 PM (xJa6I)


I'm gonna git you sucka was some funny ass shit. The whole Rambo scene to pull a splinter, the dude who was armed to the teeth and fell on his ass , chris rock buying the ribs, etc Damn funny.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 08:58 PM (aMlLZ)

336 Strange Brew.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 08:58 PM (v3DL/)

337
ZAP Rowsdower.

There's even a reddit thread called r/owsdower.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:49 PM (xJa6I)

So Rowsdower - is that a stupid name?

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 08:58 PM (ANIFC)

338 What About Bob?


Richard Dreyfus is terrific as Dr. Leo Marvin and Bill Murray is great as the very fearful Bob. Everyone in it is good, even the kid actors. Dreyfus sputters better than almost anyone in the movies.

Posted by: huerfano at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (TO4Og)

339 In 1990, my middle daughter with Downs was in a special ed class in Valley of Encahment (Crestline) Ca. Mrs. Simple and I attended the first PTA meeting, and before it started people kept going up and talking to this large black man. It was Ernie Hudson. It turned out he had two sons (for very mild cerebral palsey) in my daughters class. Because we both had fluid schedules, (he as an actor and I as a self-employed carpenter), we would often be the only parents at certain daytime functions. After one Christmas sing-a-long, the teacher said "I've never heard sing like you and Ernie Hudson." Trust me- it was all Ernie. Not just a great actor, but a great and caring dad.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (w7U7L)

340 Cheesy science fiction movies with rubber monsters are really funny too.

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 08:33 PM (BO/km)


This asshole has been socking me!!! I demand that you ban him!!! He is one of these planet destroying motherf*ckers. I DETEST people like this! He is an evil piece of PLANET DESTROYING garbage! I HATE people like this who want to destroy MARGINALIZED BILLIONS in all zones of the world except for the fucking "united snakes" of America! This country is SO VILE.

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (/qEW2)

341 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (xJa6I)

Yeah, the opening dialog between the guy and gal was a bit lame. If I never hear "You're afraid of commitment" in a movie again....well, that will be just fine.

And the info dump-finale was totally unnecessary. Tits on a Boar exposition.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (9q7Dl)

342 Does your amp go to 11?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:56 PM (5YBu


Actually yes. lol

Some company made the repro face plates for the marshal amps that went to 11, sooo....

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (aMlLZ)

343 Although Eeegah! holds a special place in my heart. My deceased wife's favorite - "Lookie, lookie, lookie at my thorax!"

Posted by: Looper

Watch out for snakes!

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (5YBu8)

344 Paul Blart Mall Cop is funny and sweet. Kevin James is great with the slapstic.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (NOIQH)

345 I saw that years ago, and it was hilarious. Brando plays his part so deadpan it's incredibly funny.


Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 08:50 PM


Yep. Brando's "Ruprecht" is way funnier than Steve Martin's... coz it Brando!

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 09:00 PM (lmIoG)

346 332 What, ridden on a horse? You've got two empty 'alves of coconuts and you're bangin em together.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2017 08:56 PM (O5U4s)

And you have to watch the special edition of "Holy Grail" with the subtitles on. You can either choose dialog from "King Henry IV Part One" or the film translated into Japanese, then back again into English. It is very silly.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:01 PM (ANIFC)

347 When I was a kid there also was a comedy called Scavenger Hunt that I must have seen dozens of times.

I'm almost scared to go back and watch it now.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 09:01 PM (H5knJ)

348 My favorite MST3K moment is during "Pod People."

"Trumpy, no!"

And when Trumpy (who apparently eats **anything**) is examining the Cute Kid's little animal menagerie and Crow as Trumpy describes what kind of potato each of the kids' pets are: (at the rabbit cage) "This potato has long ears . . . "(comes across the hamster: "Ooh, NEW potato."

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:01 PM (s5o+q)

349 338 What About Bob?

Richard Dreyfus is terrific as Dr. Leo Marvin and Bill Murray is great as the very fearful Bob. Everyone in it is good, even the kid actors. Dreyfus sputters better than almost anyone in the movies.

Posted by: huerfano at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (TO4Og)


That was a very funny movie, back when just about anything Bill Murray did was hitting on all cylinders.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2017 09:01 PM (17QyB)

350 eh, cobs, note the hash /qEW2 I am trying to be satirical, I am not really Al Gore. I apologize if anyone is offended.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 09:02 PM (/qEW2)

351 I do enjoy some madcap comedies like Bringing Up Baby, My Man Godfrey, or more recently, Hopscotch with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson. I can never decide if Philadelphia Story fits the madcap designation.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 09:02 PM (V+03K)

352 295 247 Black comedy nominee: Dr. Strangelove.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:35 PM (aT+Bx)
===

Dr Stangelove is full of Mel Brooks and Airplane! caliber sarcasm and humor - a few examples:

The "Peace is Our Profession" billboard in the background of some of the scenes of the combat on Burpleson AFB.

The name of the President: Merkin Muffley. How many people in the early Sixties, and now, knew/know what a merkin is?

Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 08:46 PM (AMIL/)

True fact: "Peace is Our Profession" was the motto of the USAF Strategic Air Command. It was at the bottom of all official SAC stationary

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 09:02 PM (xz+89)

353 339 In 1990, my middle daughter with Downs was in a special ed class in Valley of Encahment (Crestline) Ca. Mrs. Simple and I attended the first PTA meeting, and before it started people kept going up and talking to this large black man. It was Ernie Hudson. It turned out he had two sons (for very mild cerebral palsey) in my daughters class. Because we both had fluid schedules, (he as an actor and I as a self-employed carpenter), we would often be the only parents at certain daytime functions. After one Christmas sing-a-long, the teacher said "I've never heard sing like you and Ernie Hudson." Trust me- it was all Ernie. Not just a great actor, but a great and caring dad.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (w7U7L)

That's awesome. A friend of mine had to pick him up from the airport once (long story) and he had the best time just hanging out with him.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:03 PM (ANIFC)

354 Mel brooks wife Ann Bancroft was brilliant in the black comedy Prisoner of second Ave

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2017 09:03 PM (7l5V0)

355 Not just a great actor, but a great and caring dad.
Posted by: Charles the Simple

He was also the most underrated part of Ghostbusters.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 09:03 PM (5YBu8)

356 Minuteman

"War is our hobby" was muttered a lot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:03 PM (hyuyC)

357 My favorite MST3K moment is during "Pod People."


When the stuff starts flying around the room it impossible not to laugh.

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 09:03 PM (BO/km)

358 I thought "Platoon" was one of the funniest movies ever.

Posted by: Lt. Frank Drebin at July 22, 2017 09:04 PM (ANIFC)

359 And no one has mentioned Real Genius???

"Stop playing with yourself Ken!"
"It is you God!"

"I drank what!?"

"I found my number one."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 09:04 PM (678B2)

360 [It feels like a scattershot comedy written by people who knew how to actually parody something specific.]

It seems to me like a movie written by guys who grew up reading Mad Magazine.

Posted by: bour3 at July 22, 2017 09:05 PM (KXQr+)

361 Brooks' "The Inquisition" from "History of the World Part I" and his "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers" are both parodies of Broadway showstoppers and are right on the money. Hilarious and irreverent as hell.

----

History to me is lesser than YF, BS and the producers as they each also had plots. HotW is just a bunch of skits strung together.

Posted by: Progressives at July 22, 2017 09:05 PM (vChNs)

362 True fact: "Peace is Our Profession" was the motto of the USAF Strategic Air Command. It was at the bottom of all official SAC stationary
Posted by: Minuteman

Gen LeMay came up with it. When a pajama boy reporter questioned him about it, he said "peace IS our profession, war is what we do for kicks."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 09:05 PM (5YBu8)

363 History to me is lesser than YF, BS and the producers as they each also had plots. HotW is just a bunch of skits strung together.
Posted by: Progressives at July 22, 2017 09:05 PM (vChNs)


Speaking of skits run together, and definitely not on the top ten list of all-time best comedies but fondly remembered anyway:

Kentucky Fried Movie

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:06 PM (s5o+q)

364 Son N**** the Valiant says that none of his early 20's friends know who Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, or Douglas Fairbanks Jr. are. What has happened to education?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:06 PM (w7U7L)

365 The real classics are funny every time you watch. Lots of movies are one and done. Comady can bore if not good.

Ruthless People, Galaxy Quest, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blazing Saddles, and Airplane are still funny, after rewatching them numerous times.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:07 PM (hyuyC)

366 Ruthless People, Galaxy Quest, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blazing Saddles, and Airplane are still funny, after rewatching them numerous times.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

I love Ruthless People
"Are you really the cops?"
"No, we're the National Rifle Association."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 09:09 PM (5YBu8)

367 They have never been exposed to TCM? or AMC?

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 09:09 PM (gDoff)

368

Another very unfunny movie:

War of the Roses

and Bedazzled

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:09 PM (lzrKs)

369 Comedy can bore if not good. FIFM.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:09 PM (hyuyC)

370
The Devil movie with Roseanne was terrible.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:09 PM (lzrKs)

371
On the other hand, WEIRD SCIENCE is one of the greatest comedies of all time.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:10 PM (lzrKs)

372 I only saw "Ruthless People" once in the theater, I should watch it again.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:10 PM (ANIFC)

373 How about a few James Cagney comedies

"Mr. Roberts", also with Henry Fonda and Jack Lemmon set during WWII on a freighter

"One, Two, Three" with Cagney as a Coca-Cola exec in Berlin in the cold war. Billy Wilder work that reaches ludicrous speed by the end.


Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 22, 2017 09:10 PM (vChNs)

374
What has happened to education?
Posted by: Charles the Simple


The SmartPhone

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 09:10 PM (IqV8l)

375 They have never been exposed to TCM? or AMC?


Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 09:09 PM


There are now young adults that have never seen Alien... or even Pulp Fiction, FFS. Didn't think it was possible.

Posted by: otho at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (lmIoG)

376
John Candy as the detective was hilarious. I forget the title.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (lzrKs)

377 348 My favorite MST3K moment is during "Pod People."

"Trumpy, no!"

And when Trumpy (who apparently eats **anything**) is examining the Cute Kid's little animal menagerie and Crow as Trumpy describes what kind of potato each of the kids' pets are: (at the rabbit cage) "This potato has long ears . . . "(comes across the hamster: "Ooh, NEW potato."
Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:01 PM (s5o+q)

A CLASSIC!!!

As is "Sidehackers", which is actually a thing is SoCal.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (xz+89)

378 364 Son N**** the Valiant says that none of his early 20's friends know who Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, or Douglas Fairbanks Jr. are. What has happened to education?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:06 PM (w7U7L)
===

Sad, very sad. Jimmy Stewart is deadpan comedy gold in "Destry Rides Again." Cary Grant is great in everything he did. Good slapstick-type stuff in "Gunga Din," and a good deadpan job as-needed in "North by Northwest."

Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (AMIL/)

379 Kentucky Fried Movie
Posted by: filbert

Amazon Women on the Moon

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (S6Pax)

380 John Candy as the detective was hilarious. I forget the title.
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered

Who is Harry Crumb?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 09:12 PM (5YBu8)

381 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

/mic drop

(i'm guessing at the # of "mads")

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 09:12 PM (pJeub)

382
Who is Harry Crumb?

I dunno. Who?

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:12 PM (lzrKs)

383 356 Minuteman

"War is our hobby" was muttered a lot.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:03 PM (hyuyC)

And

"To Err is Human, to Forgive is not SAC Policy"

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2017 09:12 PM (xz+89)

384 Prince Ludwig the Deplorable

Ruthless People is a great couples movie, and almost every scene was good. The plot was taken from O'Henry's story The Ransom of Red Chief, ISTR.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:12 PM (hyuyC)

385 Kentucky Fried Movie
Posted by: filbert

Amazon Women on the Moon
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (S6Pax)


KFM was the movie Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker made before "Airplane!" and the movie Landis directed before "Animal House."

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:13 PM (s5o+q)

386 Cary Grant is great in everything he did. Good slapstick-type stuff in "Gunga Din," and a good deadpan job as-needed in "North by Northwest."
Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (AMIL/)

"They tried to kill me with bourbon & a sports car!"

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:13 PM (ANIFC)

387 Kentucky Fried Movie

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:06 PM (s5o+q)


Cleopatra Schwartz. Funnier than hell

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:13 PM (auHtY)

388 "One, Two, Three" with Cagney as a Coca-Cola exec in Berlin in the cold war. Billy Wilder work that reaches ludicrous speed by the end.


Posted by: Buzzsaw90

What a forgotten classic. What a funny movie running at top speed.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 09:13 PM (S6Pax)

389 >>...none of his early 20's friends know who Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Cary
Grant, Errol Flynn, or Douglas Fairbanks Jr. are. What has happened to
education?

One problem I've had in attempting to get the kid to watch older movies is the pacing - things can go slower than current movies and videos.Trained kids to have a short attention span.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:14 PM (NOIQH)

390 Because you're "The Horde" tm, I trust you all know that Jimmy Stewart was one of the very few in WWII who went from private to Colonel in 4 years. And ended up a Brig. General, even flying missions in Vietnam.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:14 PM (w7U7L)

391 386 Cary Grant is great in everything he did. Good slapstick-type stuff in "Gunga Din," and a good deadpan job as-needed in "North by Northwest."
Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (AMIL/)

+++

He really was good in everything.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 09:15 PM (2+gSO)

392
Another very unfunny movie:

War of the Roses

---


it was supposed to be a comedy?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 22, 2017 09:15 PM (vChNs)

393 Loved Jimmy Stewart, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in "Philadelphia Story".

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:15 PM (NOIQH)

394 342 Does your amp go to 11?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 08:56 PM (5YBu


Actually yes. lol

Some company made the repro face plates for the marshal amps that went to 11, sooo....
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 08:59 PM (aMlLZ)


LOL. Perfect.

Life imitates art, which imitates life, which imitates art...

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 09:15 PM (sdi6R)

395 and Bedazzled

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:09 PM (lzrKs)



What terrible sins I have working for me. I suppose it's the wages.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:15 PM (auHtY)

396 Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:14 PM (w7U7L)

Raises hand. Knew that.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 09:16 PM (2+gSO)

397 "One, Two, Three" with Cagney as a Coca-Cola exec in Berlin in the cold war. Billy Wilder work that reaches ludicrous speed by the end.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 22, 2017 09:10 PM (vChNs)


It became so hectic that Cagney burned out and basically quite movie making after that film.

Posted by: The Cinematic Hat at July 22, 2017 09:16 PM (vBeA5)

398
One problem I've had in attempting to get the kid to watch older movies is the pacing - things can go slower than current movies and videos.Trained kids to have a short attention span.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:14 PM


Some people refuse to watch black and white movies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 09:16 PM (IqV8l)

399
Jimmy Stewart and Col Potter were in a movie with that wacky Convair B-36 plane.

"six turning, four burning"

it had 6 props, and 4 small jet engines

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:17 PM (lzrKs)

400 >>It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

/mic drop

(i'm guessing at the # of "mads")


Posted by: redc1c4

It's 4. Hilarious movie.

Posted by: Aviator at July 22, 2017 09:17 PM (/Nite)

401 The Second "Bedazzled" was horrible. The first "Bedazzled", with a young Dudley Moore, and Raquel Welch guest starring as "Lust", was absolutely brilliant.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

402 Meet the Parents is a genre of comedy I just don't cotton to. Terrible things happen to decent person evokes feelings of sympathy for me such that I don't want to laugh at them.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 22, 2017 09:18 PM (vChNs)

403 And when Trumpy (who apparently eats **anything**) is examining the Cute Kid's little animal menagerie and Crow as Trumpy describes what kind of potato each of the kids' pets are: (at the rabbit cage) "This potato has long ears . . . "(comes across the hamster: "Ooh, NEW potato."

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:01 PM (s5o+q)


"Wing-ed potato..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 09:18 PM (OiLIO)

404 Also saw "War For the Planet of the Apes" this week.

Meh.

Not really a war...more like Ape Slavery on the Old Human Plantation.

It's part of the Great Shambling Culture Zombie of the Never-to-Exist Hillary! Presidency.

How so? Let me number the ways:

1) The cowardly, traitorous ape is.....White!

An albino ape named "Winter". Damn Snow People even show up in Ape Paradise

2) Soldeirs are equated with "Bad People" several time thru dialog.

3) The Star Spangled Banner in used as an Ape Whipping, Beating, Forcing into Slavery music video

4) Caesar tears down the Burning Stars and Stripes as part of defeating the humans


On the positive side, Jewish People get a shout out as Caesar like Moses never gets to enter the Promised Land. But, he does get to float up to heaven as heavenly music plays. Yes, really. That's the implication.

Great CGI as usual. Storyline you can predict.
Zombie Hillary! anti-American nonsense.

If the is the sort of thing you like, you will like it.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 09:18 PM (9q7Dl)

405 392
Another very unfunny movie:

War of the Roses

---


it was supposed to be a comedy?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 22, 2017 09:15 PM (vChNs)

News to me

Posted by: Zombie Prince Edward of Lancaster at July 22, 2017 09:18 PM (ANIFC)

406 298 What about Bob?

I'm fine. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 22, 2017 09:18 PM (7oUUT)

407 >>Life imitates art, which imitates life, which imitates art...


Oooh, "Office Space!" I have a red swingline stapler they started making after the movie.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:19 PM (NOIQH)

408 OK, not a comedy, but I'm currently obsessed with Watchmen. I have a new interpretation. It's a mediation on the philosophical shields we use to deflect the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

Edward Blake/the Comedian is a nihilist. His philosophy eventually fails him, not because he is murdered but because he breaks down and cries to Moloch when he discovers the depth of the plan to save the world.

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias is a Nietzechean superman fit to rule the fate of the sheep. Although ambiguous, his philosophy also apparently fails him when his deception is revealed and his image of a super intelligent and moral being is shattered.

Jon Ksterman/Dr. Manhattan is a rationalist unconcerned with human. His philosophy fails him in that he must exile himself from all human contact.

Walter Kovacks/Rohrschach is something of a Descartesean with a belief in the moral imperative. Truth is truth, right is right, and wrong is wrong regardless of who gets hurt. His philosophy fails him in that he eventually chooses to allow Jon to kill him rather than to compromise.

Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl and Laurel Jupiter/Silk Spectre are everyman/woman who suffer the aforementioned slings and arrows but roll with the punches and face life courageously and optimistically. It works for them.

Sally Jupiter is a slug and it works for her.

(This post may be a cry for help.)

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 22, 2017 09:19 PM (Nwg0u)

409 "A New Leaf" - glad someone mentioned it, few know about it or have seen it.

Elaine May starred in it because Elaine May wrote it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:19 PM (V2Yro)

410 One problem I've had in attempting to get the kid to watch older movies is the pacing - things can go slower than current movies and videos.Trained kids to have a short attention span.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:14 PM (NOIQH)


Exactly. Everything's an action movie nowadays, so the old stuff is boring.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 09:19 PM (OiLIO)

411 Oh, and Jimmy Stewart was promoted posthumously to Major General, as George Washington was to 5 star rank.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:19 PM (w7U7L)

412 ...and Bedazzled

Posted by: Soothsayer

The original "Bedazzled" with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore was pretty funny,

The remake. Meh.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 22, 2017 09:19 PM (S6Pax)

413 Has anyone mentioned "Arthur" yet?

"How wonderful to see you."
"I wish somebody I knew thought that. Ahahahaha"

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 09:20 PM (5YBu8)

414 386 Cary Grant is great in everything he did. Good slapstick-type stuff in "Gunga Din," and a good deadpan job as-needed in "North by Northwest."
Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 09:11 PM (AMIL/)

"They tried to kill me with bourbon & a sports car!"

---

Arsenic and Old Lace. I need to count how many double-takes he has in 90 minutes

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 22, 2017 09:20 PM (vChNs)

415 263 Arsenic and Old Lace, yeah.

"Teddy dear, we got another Yellow Fever victim."

Cary Grant, "I'm the son of the mailman!"
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 22, 2017 08:37 PM (678B2)

---

WORD

Posted by: John Katshit at July 22, 2017 09:21 PM (vChNs)

416 399
Jimmy Stewart and Col Potter were in a movie with that wacky Convair B-36 plane.

"six turning, four burning"

it had 6 props, and 4 small jet engines
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:17 PM (lzrKs)


B-36 pr0n

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGjyH2ulsCk

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 09:21 PM (sdi6R)

417 Cagney was really short

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2017 09:21 PM (7l5V0)

418 "A New Leaf" might not be my FAVORITE movie ever, but it's way up there. I MAKE people watch it when it comes on. Was Walter Matthau ever that young...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:21 PM (w7U7L)

419 Son N**** the Valiant says that none of his early 20's friends know who Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, or Douglas Fairbanks Jr. are. What has happened to education?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:06 PM (w7U7L)



Destroy the past so that all that exists for them is today's narrative.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:21 PM (auHtY)

420 *wanders in*

http://bit.ly/2tqgntc


*wanders out*

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 22, 2017 09:22 PM (dEQP3)

421 The Second "Bedazzled" was horrible. The first "Bedazzled", with a young Dudley Moore, and Raquel Welch guest starring as "Lust", was absolutely brilliant.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:17 PM (V2Yro)



I liked both of them.

Some of the first version's sin sequences are great but clearly some of Version two's are better.

Both are good for laughs.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 09:22 PM (9q7Dl)

422 "I'm the son of a sea-cook."

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:22 PM (w7U7L)

423
"They tried to kill me with bourbon & a sports car!"


♫They tried to kill me with a fork lift♫

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 09:24 PM (IqV8l)

424 Kentucky Fried Movie

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:06 PM (s5o+q)

Cleopatra Schwartz. Funnier than hell

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:13 PM (auHtY)


I can't bring myself to watch that movie anymore because of a throw-away joke at the beginning of that skit.

It was near the beginning of that stectch, where we see a little White girl in bed with a grinning Black man and the voice-over says "More offensive than Mandingo".

It turns out that that scene was in reference not just to the film "Mandingo", but also a far more infamous film:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maladolescenza

It turns out the starlet (Eva Ionesco), had a messed-up upbringing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Ionesco

Posted by: The Shuddering Hat at July 22, 2017 09:24 PM (vBeA5)

425 Oh, and Jimmy Stewart was promoted posthumously to Major General, as George Washington was to 5 star rank.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:19 PM (w7U7L)


Did not know that. Nice!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 09:25 PM (gwPgz)

426 402 - I mostly agree.

I also hate that one because of Ben Stiller. With the exception of Zoolander, I generally find him very unfunny.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 09:25 PM (H5knJ)

427 Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was military intelligence in WWII, an N**** the Valiant is now. He quit acting after the war because he couldn't pretend anymore.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:25 PM (w7U7L)

428 Cary Grant is great in everything he did. Good slapstick-type stuff

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Bringing Up Baby with Katharine Hepburn is hilarious.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 22, 2017 09:25 PM (Nwg0u)

429 The Guard, Irish Cop, Black FBI agent. Funny as hell because it's not PC

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 09:25 PM (dKiJG)

430 212 Also... Blades of Glory was pretty effing hysterical,.....
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 08:28 PM (aT+Bx)
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Heh. I laughed my patoot off at that one.
But I would never admit it publicly, not even while using a fake name on a fine military blog.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2017 09:25 PM (0jtPF)

431 383 Minuteman

I agree that SAC had a lot of hard-nosed SOBs in charge, but they sure did a good job. They had great élan. The AF missed that ethos when SAC went away. I hear they are trying to bring SAC-light back to light.

390 Charles the Simple

Raises hand. Knew that.

The movie Strategic Air Command was in no way a comedy. But the B-36 looked awesome in flight. ISTR the nickname was the "aluminum overcast". It was huge at the SAC Museum outside Omaha.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:25 PM (hyuyC)

432 "One, Two, Three" with Cagney as a Coca-Cola exec in Berlin in the cold war. Billy Wilder work that reaches ludicrous speed by the end.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at July 22, 2017 09:10 PM (vChNs)



A very funny movie and if I remember correctly they took a number of shots (humor wise) at the commies

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:26 PM (auHtY)

433 *waves to alex*

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

434 263 "Charge!"

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:27 PM (w7U7L)

435 Destroy the past so that all that exists for them is today's narrative.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:21 PM (auHtY)


We're fast approaching

Destroy even yesterday's past so that all that exists for them is today's narrative.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 09:27 PM (gwPgz)

436 Some of the first version's sin sequences are great but clearly some of Version two's are better.

Both are good for laughs.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 09:22 PM (9q7Dl)

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best part of the remake was him speaking spanish

Posted by: John Katshit at July 22, 2017 09:27 PM (vChNs)

437
The movie Strategic Air Command was in no way a comedy.

But the hilarious Col Potter is in it...

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 09:27 PM (lzrKs)

438 Kentucky Fried Movie

The skit Gandhi II, No More Nice Guy is extremely funny.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:27 PM (hyuyC)

439 best part of the remake was him speaking spanish
Posted by: John Katshit

Actually the best part was Brendan Fraser as the pajamaboy that cries over everything.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 09:29 PM (5YBu8)

440 NaCly Dog, the nickname is magnesium overcast, because a lot of the skin panels were magnesium alloy instead of aluminum alloy, to save weight. The dull silver/gray panels are the magnesium ones.

Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 09:29 PM (AMIL/)

441 Saw Dunkirk this afternoon. Wonderful movie. Really great performances, especially Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy and the young actor who plays the stranded British soldier. Great performances with very little dialogue. The British are masters of acting with the eyes and with facial expressions.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 09:29 PM (jm1YL)

442 Kentucky Fried Movie will live forever if only for the "Take him to Detroit!" scene.

It was 1977. Who would have thought that Detroit would only get worse over the next 40 years.

Thanks democrat voters!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 09:30 PM (5VlCp)

443 Here it is
https://youtu.be/TVmCwmC5-kQ

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 22, 2017 09:30 PM (5YBu8)

444 440 Gref

Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:30 PM (hyuyC)

445 The "Flight of the Phoenix" starred Jimmy Stewart as the pilot of an after-war B-24 that went down in Africa. What I didn't know as a 10 or something year old, was that Gen. Stewart flew 25+ missions in that plane. I just thought it was some old coot play-acting.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:30 PM (w7U7L)

446 best part of the remake was him speaking spanish


Posted by: John Katshit at July 22, 2017 09:27 PM (vChNs)



Elizabeth Hurley in skimpy outfits.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 09:31 PM (cAnNx)

447 Cagney was really short

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2017 09:21 PM (7l5V0)




Humphrey Bogart: He didn't look short to me

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:32 PM (auHtY)

448 440 NaCly Dog, the nickname is magnesium overcast, because a lot of the skin panels were magnesium alloy instead of aluminum alloy, to save weight. The dull silver/gray panels are the magnesium ones.
Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 09:29 PM (AMIL/)


Indeed.

https://tinyurl.com/y9ost4lc

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 09:32 PM (sdi6R)

449 322 246 232 Minuteman

I do agree kinda with that assessment of Top Secret, but some of the gags, like the exploding Pinto, were very good. It is better than Ghostbusters, according to my own idiosyncratic sense of humor and background.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 08:34 PM (hyuyC)

As Ed McMahon would say:

"You are CORRECT, sir!"

The gags were primo, from the Nutcracker Ballet scene, to the Prison Escape Scene.

The mash up premise of a World War II Special Operation movie along with an Elvis movie was genius.
Posted by: Minuteman


I loved the visual gag of what we thought was a telephone in the foreground very close to the camera was actually a giant telephone

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 09:33 PM (di1hb)

450 >>Here it is

https://youtu.be/TVmCwmC5-kQ

The smooth, uber-sophisticated one is funny too - watching it dawn on him that he's gay.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:33 PM (NOIQH)

451 Anyone mention the Exorcist yet?

Because I've seen it about a hundred and sixty-seven times, and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it.

Posted by: Beetlejuice at July 22, 2017 09:33 PM (v3DL/)

452 "Cary Grant is great in everything he did. Good slapstick-type stuff "

"My Favorite Wife" and "The Awful Truth" both with Irene Dunne are very funny.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 09:33 PM (jm1YL)

453
I loved the visual gag of what we thought was a telephone in the foreground very close to the camera was actually a giant telephone
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 09:33 PM


Peter Cushing's big eye through the magnifying glass.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 09:34 PM (IqV8l)

454 440 NaCly Dog, the nickname is magnesium overcast, because a lot of the skin panels were magnesium alloy instead of aluminum alloy, to save weight. The dull silver/gray panels are the magnesium ones.
Posted by: Gref at July 22, 2017 09:29 PM (AMIL/)

They made one all jet version with swept wings, the YB-60.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:34 PM (ANIFC)

455 I've mentioned it before but-

a good horror-comedy that gets both parts right is

"The Revenant".


No, not the bear rape Revenant.

The back from the dead Zombie/vampire Revenant.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 09:34 PM (9q7Dl)

456 One problem I've had in attempting to get the kid to watch older movies is the pacing - things can go slower than current movies and videos.Trained kids to have a short attention span.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:14 PM (NOIQH)



Years ago I worked with a guy (in his 20s) who said couldn't watch black and white movies. Then he saw The Third Man and he said it was like his eyes opened to movies and he became a complete classic movies fan. And that's exactly what he said, The pacing of older movies is different and there is story development that he just wasn't used to

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:35 PM (auHtY)

457 Cary Grant with Myrna Loy in the one where they decide to build a new house is pretty funny.

Posted by: dantesed at July 22, 2017 09:35 PM (88xKn)

458 Cary Grant (no individual Oscars tm) is the greatest actor who ever lived. And he knew when to quit- even though I'd like to have seen what he'd do in his OLDER age.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:36 PM (w7U7L)

459 445 The "Flight of the Phoenix" starred Jimmy Stewart as the pilot of an after-war B-24 that went down in Africa. What I didn't know as a 10 or something year old, was that Gen. Stewart flew 25+ missions in that plane. I just thought it was some old coot play-acting.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:30 PM (w7U7L)

I like the trivia that they were flying to Benghazi.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 09:37 PM (IDPbH)

460 Jackie Chan's early action films, me and my brother had a depressing night and USA had a marathon of his movies. It was much needed medicine, and seeing the outtakes made me respect him.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 09:38 PM (dKiJG)

461 Cary Grant with Myrna Loy in the one where they decide to build a new house is pretty funny.

Posted by: dantesed at July 22, 2017 09:35 PM (88xKn)


I love that movie. Can't remember the name.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 09:38 PM (gDoff)

462 @Anonosaurus Wrecks

Good analysis.

Watchmen, even the Zach Snyder version, is a fun deconstruction of superheros. However, it opened the floodgates to a lot of other comics that did not do it so well.

You have to construct first, before you can deconstruct. I don't think Warner/DC movies understands that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 09:38 PM (xJa6I)

463 Rifftrax.com is having a sale this weekend - 20% off everything (they usually only do 15%) with the code ELEVEN

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:38 PM (ANIFC)

464 Cary Grant with Myrna Loy in the one where they decide to build a new house is pretty funny.

Posted by: dantesed at July 22, 2017 09:35 PM (88xKn)


I love that movie. Can't remember the name.
Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 09:38 PM (gDoff)


Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:39 PM (auHtY)

465 Also, I love the old Bob Hope and Bing Crosby "Road" pictures.

Also, Hope had a great one with "The Ghost Breakers".

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 09:39 PM (v3DL/)

466 naturalfake, that's a good one; I'd forgotten all about The Revenant.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 09:39 PM (H5knJ)

467 Hot Tub Time Machine had me literally falling out of the chair laughing.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:39 PM (7KFPB)

468 Barbara Stanwyck starred in 2 of my favorite comedies: "The Lady Eve" with Henry Fonda and "Ball of Fire" with Gary Cooper.

Another classic comedy from that era is "The Man Who Came to Dinner" with Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and Monty Woolly. The supporting cast is as funny as the stars. It's one of the movies I watch every Christmas.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 09:39 PM (jm1YL)

469 "Anything With Billy Crystal In It "


I crap bigger than you.

Posted by: Jack P at July 22, 2017 09:39 PM (P7ulB)

470 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House." I'm one of those contractors in that movie. I'll not say which...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:40 PM (w7U7L)

471
Anyone mention LA Story and Fish Called Wanda yet?

Posted by: Goldilocks at July 22, 2017 09:40 PM (zz1sH)

472 467 Hot Tub Time Machine had me literally falling out of the chair laughing.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:39 PM (7KFPB)



Watch the second one. That should help keep you in your seat.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 09:40 PM (cAnNx)

473 If we're discussing black and white comedy films, I confess I have a fondness for W C Fields films, surprised he didn't get a mention!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 09:41 PM (gwPgz)

474
Another funny Cary Grant movie is Bachelor and the Bobbie Soxer. A teenage Shirley Temple has a crush on Cary because he's older and more sophisticated than the high school boys. There's a scene in a malt shop where she's planning their future and Grant is mumbling to himself. Very funny

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:41 PM (auHtY)

475 The Room. Watching with Friends and family is the best.








Oh Hi Mark.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 09:41 PM (dKiJG)

476 459 445 The "Flight of the Phoenix" starred Jimmy Stewart as the pilot of an after-war B-24 that went down in Africa. What I didn't know as a 10 or something year old, was that Gen. Stewart flew 25+ missions in that plane. I just thought it was some old coot play-acting.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:30 PM (w7U7L)

I like the trivia that they were flying to Benghazi.
Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 09:37 PM (IDPbH)


A couple of things:

The plane in the movie was not a B-24 but a Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_C-119_Flying_Boxcar

There really was a B-24 that crashed in the Libyan desert trying to fly to Benghazi in 1943, the Lady Be Good.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_(aircraft)

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

477 A Fish Called Wanda was funny. Once.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 09:42 PM (hyuyC)

478 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House." I'm one of those contractors in that movie. I'll not say which...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:40 PM (w7U7L)

Heh, the contractors cracked me up. They could spot a mark a mile away.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 09:42 PM (gDoff)

479 Mr. Blandings - kind of a prequel, or at least inspiration for, The Money Pit.

as someone who has redone several older residences, I love/hate both. Too close to real, too close to real.

(I know someone who actually did jump off a ladder, about 4 steps up, and went straight through the floor)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:42 PM (V2Yro)

480 One problem I've had in attempting to get the kid to watch older movies is the pacing - things can go slower than current movies and videos.Trained kids to have a short attention span.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:14 PM (NOIQH)
*******************

Huh?

Posted by: Barney Millennial at July 22, 2017 09:42 PM (P7ulB)

481 A very funny movie and if I remember correctly they took a number of shots (humor wise) at the commies
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 09:26 PM (auHtY)

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another movie they'd never make today

Posted by: John Katshit at July 22, 2017 09:42 PM (vChNs)

482 And Singin in the Rain is one of my all time favorite movies and hilarious. "I love you I love you I love you..."

Posted by: Goldilocks at July 22, 2017 09:42 PM (zz1sH)

483 a quick scene with Bob Hope from "The Ghost Breakers."


www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpU8sX10_4

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 09:43 PM (v3DL/)

484 Cary Grant made it look too easy. Maybe if he's stuffed his cheeks with marbles like Orson Welles he's have been respected.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:43 PM (w7U7L)

485 Love Love the Marx Brothers.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 09:43 PM (dKiJG)

486 http://bit.ly/2tqgntc
*wanders out*

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 22, 2017 09:22 PM (dEQP3)


I laffed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 09:43 PM (OiLIO)

487 A Fish Called Wanda was funny. Once.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Once.

Posted by: Danny Vermin at July 22, 2017 09:43 PM (5YBu8)

488 Raising Arizona
Naked Gun
Life of Brian
Dr Strangelove
Ms Doubtfire
Early Woody Allen (Zelig is a masterpiece.)
Errand Boy
Spinal Tap

Posted by: PaddyO' at July 22, 2017 09:43 PM (Bbw58)

489 Forgive me if someone's already mentioned these, but I came straight to the bottom to say this: what about all the Looney Tunes cartoons? I know they're not 'movies' in the true sense of the word, but I could sure watch 2-4 hours of those things without breaking a sweat, and love every minute of it. And almost all of them had a true narrative, a very active plot, and a satisfying end.

Posted by: big sarge at July 22, 2017 09:44 PM (jQ2oO)

490 >>Anyone mention LA Story and Fish Called Wanda yet?

Yep

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 09:44 PM (NOIQH)

491 Honestly I'm not even sure The Watchmen wholly deconstructs superheroes. Well, okay, it deconstructs the Superman, Dr Manhattan. Which is why we have the niffins in the Magicians books and series . . .

It doesn't deconstruct the masked vigilante though. Rorschach wins.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:44 PM (6FqZa)

492 Best Dark Christmas Comedy - "The Ref" with Dennis Leary.

Best Thanksgiving Comedy - "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:45 PM (V2Yro)

493 My biggest problem with Ghostbusters is what is pretty much universally praised: Bill Murray.

Other than the bit where he gets slimed, Murray never seems to be "in" the movie. He seems to be "aside" the movie, elbowing it every now and then, making snarky comments, and so on.

He's like a very early version of MST3K.

Also, L,Elle is cool and should be reinstated.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 22, 2017 09:47 PM (MZcWR)

494 Alan Moore refuting superheroes is like John Milton refuting Satan.

Deep down, they admire the other side.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:47 PM (6FqZa)

495 Honestly I'm not even sure The Watchmen wholly deconstructs superheroes. Well, okay, it deconstructs the Superman, Dr Manhattan. Which is why we have the niffins in the Magicians books and series . . .

It doesn't deconstruct the masked vigilante though. Rorschach wins.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:44 PM (6FqZa)



---

I think Alan Moore's biggest failure with "Watchmen" is that just about everyone I know thought that Rorshach was the best character.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 09:47 PM (v3DL/)

496 Uh, oh.

Posted by: the chicken at July 22, 2017 09:47 PM (6FqZa)

497 "Love Love the Marx Brothers."

"A Night at the Opera" The "stateroom" scene is worth the price of admission

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 09:48 PM (jm1YL)

498 Love Love the Marx Brothers.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 09:43 PM (dKiJG)


Horse Feathers: I'm Against It

https://youtu.be/WmXHLHVTjRc

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2017 09:48 PM (s5o+q)

499 Bartender, has Mr Michael Finn been here recently?

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 09:48 PM (gwPgz)

500 Randall, every fucking word Kovacs growls in that movie is gold.

"Justice matters."

"I'll whisper... 'no'."

"Not in front of the civilians."

I'm leaving out a lot.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:49 PM (6FqZa)

501 Rickl- Because I'm curious and like to know things- what is the difference between a B-24 and a "Flying Boxcar"? because I'd really like to know, as opposed to being snarky.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:49 PM (w7U7L)

502 I must admit that Roman Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers had me in stitches --- well, if you forget what happened to Sharon Tate and what we now know about Polanski.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2017 09:50 PM (0jtPF)

503 "Other than the bit where he gets slimed, Murray never seems to be "in" the movie. He seems to be "aside" the movie, elbowing it every now and then, making snarky comments, and so on.

He's like a very early version of MST3K. "

You're a good observer, that's very accurate. The script was very incomplete, almost none of Murray's lines were written ahead of time, and he was told he could ad-lib whatever he thought would fit the scene and the action.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:50 PM (V2Yro)

504 Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:45 PM (V2Yro)

Uncle Buck should have gotten an Academy Award.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 09:50 PM (IDPbH)

505 I am watching the original "Alien."

Laughing at the tiny monitors and keyboards and shitty computer displays.

But hey. It was 1979.


Posted by: JAS at July 22, 2017 09:51 PM (UnDQI)

506 I've said that Kingsman: The Secret Service is to James Bond movies as GalaxyQuest is to Star Trek movies. Not so much a parody as a loving tribute.

Posted by: Jenos Idanian at July 22, 2017 09:51 PM (Qf0BO)

507 C-119

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 09:51 PM (P7ulB)

508 I bought the 4 hour deluxe version of "The Watchmen" which has the pirate comic interwoven through out, like the comic. Still haven't watched it.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (ANIFC)

509 Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 09:45 PM (V2Yro)
Uncle Buck should have gotten an Academy Award.
Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 09:50 PM (IDPbH)

Yup....great movie!

"We're gonna win some dough....some serious dough."

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (5VlCp)

510 Nood.

ONT

Posted by: The Firsting Hat at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (vBeA5)

511 JAS: the game Alien: Isolation did a great job reinstating the 1970s vibe. Pity about that pacing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (6FqZa)

512 They turned the C-119 into a gunship in Vietnam, the AC-119 Stinger/Shadow

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_AC-119

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:53 PM (ANIFC)

513
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (5VlCp)

Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 09:54 PM (IDPbH)

514 I've never really liked The Ref; don't hate it, just don't get its appeal. For Christmas, I like Bad Santa. I find it weirdly relatable.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 22, 2017 09:54 PM (H5knJ)

515 I'm looking for a seriously funny, drinking movie. Any ideas?

Posted by: Drunkirk at July 22, 2017 09:54 PM (Y+cHU)

516 "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" was funny.

As a bonus, it worked tine travel into the story better than any other movie, ever.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 09:54 PM (zkGZ8)

517 Charles the Simple -- a C-119 Flying Boxcar was a twin-engine cargo plane that had its engines on pylons like the P-38 Lightning. The Liberator was a four-engine bomber that had a fairly conventional body, but a twin tail.

And the Liberator was much bigger.

Posted by: Jenos Idanian at July 22, 2017 09:54 PM (Qf0BO)

518 We at the FBI have no sense of humor that we are aware of.

Posted by: Smith, Ironi Smith at July 22, 2017 09:55 PM (m9X4Y)

519 "It Happened One Night" with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert still funny after all these years.



Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 09:55 PM (jm1YL)

520 492: The Ref - great, great movie. Dennis Leary played that just right; you just knew he wanted to kill those people. "Would you two knock it off - it feels like I kidnapped my parents!" Perfect.

I've noticed the Cary Grant references. One of the greatest actors, ever. His comedic timing was impeccable. I'd watch any of his films, anytime.

Posted by: big sarge at July 22, 2017 09:55 PM (jQ2oO)

521 "It's so funny that when I first saw the movie with my mother in theaters, she was nearly rolling in the aisle with laughter."

I had to look and see if my son wrote this post...

Posted by: Ann at July 22, 2017 09:56 PM (jtHQy)

522 I bought the 4 hour deluxe version of "The Watchmen" which has the pirate comic interwoven through out, like the comic. Still haven't watched it.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (ANIFC)



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Man, I think that cutting between live action and animation would be distracting as all get out. I did buy the director's cut Blu-ray, however.

Also have the motion comic dvd. It could have been great but they had one man do everyone's voice, even the female characters.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2017 09:56 PM (v3DL/)

523 I always enjoyed Don knots and Tim Conway movies.
The Prize Fighter, making fun of Rocky
Private Eyes

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 09:58 PM (dKiJG)

524 Bringing Up Baby.
I still, after my whole 60 years of life, laugh until my eyes water at the two of them singing in harmony while the leopard on the psychiatrist's roof howls, and George the terrier yaps

Posted by: barbarausa at July 22, 2017 09:58 PM (Elk67)

525 501 Rickl- Because I'm curious and like to know things- what is the difference between a B-24 and a "Flying Boxcar"? because I'd really like to know, as opposed to being snarky.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 22, 2017 09:49 PM (w7U7L)


Sorry, Charles. I didn't mean to be snarky at all. See the Wiki links in my #476 comment.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

526 I agree that colleges should get rid of algebra.

(Keep it in 9th grade where it belongs.)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:02 PM (zkGZ8)

527 Holy crap, I reverse-willowed myself.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:03 PM (zkGZ8)

528 Re: The Ref

You "get it" if you have relatives that you hate, but that you still have to put up with on holidays.

Maybe that gave it less than universal appeal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 10:07 PM (V2Yro)

529 I've said that Kingsman: The Secret Service is to James Bond movies as GalaxyQuest is to Star Trek movies. Not so much a parody as a loving tribute.

-
Kingsman meets Archer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFZkoNJ3DxE

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 22, 2017 10:09 PM (Nwg0u)

530 cary grant and constance bennet in the Topper series. Though IMO grant was upstaged by the Brit who played Cosmo Topper. Eric Blore was another great character actor from the Hollywood British colony.

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2017 10:09 PM (7l5V0)

531 I'm late, and I'd be surprised if they haven't been mentioned already, BUT:

Austin Powers
Ace Ventura
Happy Gilmore

But Shirly, Airplane is at the top of my list.

Posted by: Johnny at July 22, 2017 10:10 PM (4DLpr)

532 Young Frankenstein
Top Five film of all time.

Posted by: Deacon Blues at July 22, 2017 10:13 PM (dZGNV)

533 67 What's with the Danny Kaye photo in the post? I really, actively dislike Danny Kaye films.
Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 22, 2017 07:44 PM (T71PA)

Word.

Posted by: Gem at July 22, 2017 10:19 PM (uaHyk)

534 203 Jr. When we get home remind me to punch your momma right in the mouth.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at July 22, 2017 10:22 PM (VJBq9)

535 "That's not Danny Kaye. It's a shot from "Singing in the Rain". That's Donald O'Connor

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 10:24 PM (jm1YL)

536 119 Just want to throw it out there that, IMVHO, Hot Fuzz is the modern comedy movie gold standard, but that whole loosely-defined trilogy is fantastic.
Posted by: An Occasional Not-Lurker at July 22, 2017 08:02 PM (fS6xP)

Word.

Posted by: Gem Who Just Sez Word at July 22, 2017 10:27 PM (uaHyk)

537 probably too late but I loved Shrek and the first Lego movie!

Posted by: booknlass at July 22, 2017 10:31 PM (6Xf+s)

538 94 73
I don't think gladiator movies were ever a thing.

Which is why it's so funny.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2017 07:45 PM (P/kVC)

Oh yes, they were, in the 50s and 60s. Lots of forgotten low-budget movies.

Which is why it's so funny.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:52 PM (sdi6R)

Oh yeah, Mom would see us kids watching a sweaty Victor Mature movie on the black and white tv, and she'd say "we always called him Victor Manure".. lots of scandalized giggles ensued.

Posted by: stace at July 22, 2017 10:31 PM (wH8rX)

Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread (Featuring Dress Pr0n) 07-22-2017

Michael Cheval - Wake up call in wonderland.jpeg
Wake Up Call In Wonderland
Michael Cheval


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, I pick out a few lovely, modest, conservative dresses for the 'ettes to admire and appraise. 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 bout of poo flinging on a Saturday afternoon.


Problem 1 - Black To Play (530)

Hint: Black mates in 2


20170722 - Problem 1.jpg
6k1/8/8/3bQ3/4n3/8/7P/5R1K b - - 0 1


Problem 2 - White To Play (522)

This is a position from an actual game. Black has just played 19...Qxe5, capturing the 'e' pawn. Why is this a bad move?

Hint: White wins material


20170722 - Problem 2.jpg
r3r1k1/p1pb2pp/1bp5/2Npq3/8/2Q1B3/PPP3PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 20


Chess GAINZZ

What about your chess GAINZZZ, brah?


Problem 3 - White To Play (529)

Hint: Black either is mated in 5, or loses material


20170722 - Problem 3.jpg
3r2k1/5p1p/2p3p1/p7/1pP5/1P2nQPP/P2q2B1/5R1K w - - 0 1


Problem 4 - White To Play (BWTC 82)

Hint: White mates in 4


20170722 - Problem 4.jpg
r1b2qrk/pp3p1p/4pPpQ/8/8/5N2/P4PPP/3R2KR w - - 0 1


Endgame of the Week (488 )

White to play. A beautiful illustration of the power of the knight.

Hint: Black's bishop is toast


20170722- Endgame.jpg
2k5/3N4/8/8/8/7B/8/3b1K2 w - - 0 1


Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes -- International Edition

Tagline: "The OregonMuse, he knows what women like."

This week, I'm featuring dress pr0n from around the world.

First up, here are some examples of what Kurdish women in Syria wear when the murdering ISIS thugs are no longer around to smother them all in Hefty bags:

20170722 dress pr0n 39.jpg


This is one of the search results I got back when I Googled for "traditional dress canada images". I have no idea why this dress is uniquely Canadian, and in fact, it may not be "Canadian" at all, but even so, I think it's quite lovely, so I just had to show it to you all:


20170722 canada.jpg


"Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out...":

20170722 dress pr0n 40.jpg


Nigeria:

20170722 dress pr0n 41.jpg


Venezuela:

20170722 dress pr0n 42.jpg


Traditional Chinese wedding dress:

20170722 dress pr0n 43.jpg


OK, I think I've got dresses from every continent in today's international edition of the dress pr0n thread. Oh wait, Antarctica. I don't have one from Antarctica. Let me remedy that:

20170722 penguins.jpg


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Solutions Update

Problem 1 - Black To Play


20170722 - Problem 1.jpg
6k1/8/8/3bQ3/4n3/8/7P/5R1K b - - 0 1

Forced:

1...Nf2+
2.Kg1 Nh3#


Problem 2 - White To Play


20170722 - Problem 2.jpg
r3r1k1/p1pb2pp/1bp5/2Npq3/8/2Q1B3/PPP3PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 20

20. Rf8+!

Black loses either way he captures:

20...Kxf8 21.Nxd7+

or

20...Rxf8 21. Qxe5.


Problem 3 - White To Play


20170722 - Problem 3.jpg
3r2k1/5p1p/2p3p1/p7/1pP5/1P2nQPP/P2q2B1/5R1K w - - 0 1

1. Qxf7+ Kh8
2. Qf6+ Kg8
3. Bd5+ Qxd5+

What? Why give up the queen? Because, actually, it's the best move available. All other moves lead to mate:

3...cxd5 4.Qxd8+ Kg7 5.Qf8# or
3...Nxd5 4.Qxd8+ Kg7 5.Qf8# or
3...Rxd5 4.Qf7+ Kh8 5.Qf8#

After White takes the black queen, he obviously has a won game, but there's an interesting position that comes up later on that I think is fun to look at:

4.cxd5 Nxf1
5.Qxd8+ Kf7
6.Qd7+ Kf8
7.Qd6+ Kf7
8.dxc6 Nxg3+

White was threatening Qf4+, simultaneously attacking the knight. But there's really no safe square for it to go to:

8...Nd2 9.Qf4+
8...Ne3 9.Qf4+ Nf5 10.g4

9. Qxg3 Ke6
10.Qg4+ Kd6
11.Qd7+ and wins

It was amazing to see Black lose all of his pieces in just a few moves.


Problem 4 - White To Play


20170722 - Problem 4.jpg
r1b2qrk/pp3p1p/4pPpQ/8/8/5N2/P4PPP/3R2KR w - - 0 1

1. Ng5!

Threatens Qxh7#

1...Rg7

Not 1...Qxh6 2.Nxf7#

2. Rd8 e5 (if 2...Bd7 then 3. Qxg7#)

Also possible is 2.fxg7+ which we will deal with presently.

3.Rxf8+ Rg8
4.Qxh7#

Another way to mate in 4 is:

2.fxg7+ Qxg7
3.Rd8+ Qf8
4.Qxh7# (or 4.Rxf8#)


Endgame of the Week


20170722- Endgame.jpg
2k5/3N4/8/8/8/7B/8/3b1K2 w - - 0 1

Answer:

White's strategy is to attack the bishop again and again until it has no safe square to move to.

1.Ke1! Bc2

This is the only safe square. All others allow White to grab the bishop with discovered check:

1...Bf3 2.Ne5+ or
1...Bh5 2.Nf6+ or
1...Bb3 2.Nc5+ or
1...Ba4 2.Nb6+

2. Kd2 Bb1

Black still has the same problem. Here are just two examples:

2...Bh7 3.Nf6+ or
2...Ba4 3.Nb6+

3.Kc1 Ba2
4.Kb2 Bf7

Black finally runs out of squares to move his bishop.

5.Ne5+

And now, White has to complete the fiendish K+B+N vs. K mate. Difficult, but doable. It's amazing how that knight just dominated the entire board.

Hope to see you all next week!


___________

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.

___________

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.


Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:00 PM




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1 "King 2 calling White Rook, over."

Posted by: HH at July 22, 2017 04:59 PM (mIJBI)

2 That top painting? Kind of makes me glad I never took LSD back in the day.

Posted by: HH at July 22, 2017 05:02 PM (mIJBI)

3 Afternoon everyone.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 22, 2017 05:02 PM (89T5c)

4 Like the fantasy painting

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 05:02 PM (9g/6M)

5 th

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:03 PM (vWMNq)

6 Nobody wants to get in the middle of a bout of poo flinging on a Saturday afternoon.

I dunno, GorillaPundit seems like the kind of dude who might.

Posted by: Marlon Perkins at July 22, 2017 05:03 PM (h6Z8X)

7 Hillary's meds kick in while playing one dimensional chess in the woods of Chappaqua.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 22, 2017 05:04 PM (qJhUV)

8
Canadian dress looks like it has a lot of Russian influence.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 05:05 PM (lKyWE)

9 The hookah-smoking whist fiend appears to be checking out Alice's ass.

Posted by: art cricket at July 22, 2017 05:05 PM (h6Z8X)

10 Is this still the kitteh thread?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:07 PM (sdi6R)

11 #9

I saw the Hookah-Smoking Whist Fiends open for Alice in Chains at the Palladium in 1995.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 05:07 PM (OiLIO)

12 10 Is this still the kitteh thread?
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:07 PM (sdi6R)


Shut up and work the problems.






Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 05:08 PM (OiLIO)

13 And to think I was just about to ask Are there dresses in this thread?

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 05:08 PM (9g/6M)

14 Problem 1:

1. ... Nf2+
2. Kg1 Nh3#

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:10 PM (sdi6R)

15

Looks like the short guy just pulled off the old 52 card pick up gag on Alice and he's hightailing it out of there before she kicks his ass

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 05:11 PM (lKyWE)

16 Took two of my sons to see "Dunkirk". It was good for what it was.

My Sailor punched out early - too many ships going down and drownings.

I don't know what the hell I was thinking.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 05:11 PM (tr2D7)

17 Damn, I'm moving to Canada.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:12 PM (sdi6R)

18 That "Canadian" dress is an Indian (Desi not feather) style called an anarkali. Not a clue why it would show up as Canadian.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2017 05:12 PM (rp9xB)

19 I figured someone got the 1st, but finally did figure it out.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 05:12 PM (9g/6M)

20 Puzzles seem easier this week. I think I have got them all.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:12 PM (vWMNq)

21 And those penguins are wearing Korean clothes, and are admittedly adorable.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2017 05:13 PM (rp9xB)

22 Penguins in dresses.

Nowhere but Ace of Spades.

Posted by: LASue at July 22, 2017 05:14 PM (Mjus2)

23 20 Puzzles seem easier this week. I think I have got them all.
Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:12 PM (vWMNq)


Maybe your chess gainzzz are impressive...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 05:15 PM (OiLIO)

24 Maybe your chess gainzzz are impressive...


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 05:15 PM (OiLIO)

Maybe. I did pretty well on http://elometer.net a few days ago -- i.e. about 700 points better than my rating. I think your weekly puzzles are helping.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:17 PM (vWMNq)

25 I haven't been able to figure out anything besides #1.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:17 PM (sdi6R)

26 Problem 1:

... Nf2+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:18 PM (rZ+mb)

27 16 Tonypete

That's why I never saw Titanic. The ship sank; the hole snipes provided power to the end.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 05:18 PM (hyuyC)

28 ISIS has posted a lot of videos about beheading or burning non ISIS people.

I would love to see, not only beautiful Kurdish women, but beautiful Kurdish women beheading ISIS shit heads who want to rape and enslave them. And Yazidi women. I want to see these ISIS fuckers be exterminated. I vaguely recall a story about a Kurdish female pilot who bombed a shit load of ISIS people into oblivion. Or to their 72.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 05:18 PM (/qEW2)

29 That endgame is my worst nightmare. No way in hell would I be able to win that. The 50 move rule would apply.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:19 PM (sdi6R)

30 25
I haven't been able to figure out anything besides #1.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:17 PM (sdi6R)

#2 is easier than #3 and #4. Endgame is sort of obvious.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:19 PM (vWMNq)

31 16 Took two of my sons to see "Dunkirk". It was good for what it was.

My Sailor punched out early - too many ships going down and drownings.

I don't know what the hell I was thinking.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 05:11 PM (tr2D7)


Was Charles Lightoller in it?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:20 PM (sdi6R)

32 Much of Iraq, at least of the Syrian Desert in the west and south, has a peculiar pH that tends to preserve man-made items, like the colors of garments.

In mass graves of Kurdish women and children murdered by the regime so many are/were obsessed with preserving, this resulted in their colorful dresses and sashes looking like new when uncovered by investigators. The women pictured above are probably wearing fancy festive things, but the colors for everyday use are also bright and vibrant. Made for a particularly striking scene, the skeletons, and the bright clothing looking like it was put there yesterday.

And then there were the large pails, from a popular brand of yogurt, that Kurdish women used to carry the necessaries for the infants they had with them.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 05:20 PM (iynDC)

33 I've been to Canada.

That does not seem Canadian. Unless there is some sort of hidden Maple Leafs logo somewhere.

I think the girl in Argentina was auditioning for the role of Scarlet in Gone With the Wind.

Penguins for the win.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 05:20 PM (aT+Bx)

34 Problem 2:

Rf8+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:21 PM (rZ+mb)

35 Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:19 PM (sdi6R)

Look it up on youtube. Quite a few demos. Akobian did one for the St. Louis CC channel. His is quite nice because he explains the pattern you need to use.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:21 PM (vWMNq)

36 problem 1

... E4-F2. double check

K to G1. F2-H3 mate.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 05:21 PM (hyuyC)

37
I would love to see, not only beautiful Kurdish women, but beautiful Kurdish women beheading ISIS shit heads who want to rape and enslave them. And Yazidi women. I want to see these ISIS fuckers be exterminated. I vaguely recall a story about a Kurdish female pilot who bombed a shit load of ISIS people into oblivion. Or to their 72.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 05:18 PM (/qEW2)


Evidently from what I've read Kurdish women are really good snipers

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 05:22 PM (lKyWE)

38 OM, nice dresses. I like the smile in the top picture, second from the left.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 05:24 PM (hyuyC)

39 Problem 3:

Qxf7+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:24 PM (rZ+mb)

40 Re Dunkirk: Was Charles Lightoller in it?
Posted by: rickl
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Nope - he died in 1952 according to IMDB.com

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 05:25 PM (tr2D7)

41 Problem 4:

Ng5

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:25 PM (rZ+mb)

42 39 Problem 3:

Qxf7+
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:24 PM (rZ+mb)


Then what?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:25 PM (sdi6R)

43 Your Australian picture of poor impoverished Aussie women with half a swimsuit (a short fringed bottom at Bondi Beach) was confiscated by the AoSHQ censor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 05:27 PM (hyuyC)

44 40 Re Dunkirk: Was Charles Lightoller in it?
Posted by: rickl
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Nope - he died in 1952 according to IMDB.com
Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 05:25 PM (tr2D7)


*facepalm*

Was he depicted in the movie by an actor?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:27 PM (sdi6R)

45 Then what?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:25 PM (sdi6R)

LOL. Here's a hint. It's move 3 that is the trick.
1. Qxf7+ Kh82. Qf6+ Kg83. ???

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:28 PM (vWMNq)

46 Crap.

1. Qxf7+ Kh8
2. Qf6+ Kg8
3. ???

I hate this thing ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:29 PM (vWMNq)

47 Never thought I'd say this, in any circumstances, but the Nigerian dress really looks nice.

That hat has to go, though.

Wake me when it's time to complain about Valerian.

Or when this turns into a lingerie thread.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 05:30 PM (xJa6I)

48 Then what?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:25 PM (sdi6R)


Qxf7+ Kh8
Qf6+ Kg8
Bxc6 ...? something

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:31 PM (rZ+mb)

49
First problem

... Kn F2 (ch)
K G1 Kn H3 (mate)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 05:32 PM (pNxlR)

50 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:31 PM (rZ+mb)

One square too far.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:33 PM (vWMNq)

51 That cat needs to chill out with the doggie in the beer pool.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 05:33 PM (IqV8l)

52 Nope - he died in 1952 according to IMDB.com
Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 05:25 PM (tr2D7)

*facepalm*

Was he depicted in the movie by an actor?
Posted by: rickl
-----
Sorry man - I'm an IT nerd on the spectrum that only can deal effectively with literal translations.

But, to answer your question, no - C. Lightoller was not played in the film.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 05:33 PM (tr2D7)

53 Music to solve chess problems by. Hank Marvin plays James Bond:

https://youtu.be/AIgcVcRh3us

Worked for me.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:34 PM (vWMNq)

54 One square too far.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 22, 2017 05:33 PM (vWMNq)


Aha!

I looked at Bd5+ and discounted it ... but I see.

Thanks.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:34 PM (rZ+mb)

55 Alice appears to be transitioning. She's the anti Kaitlyn Jenner. Is that what she's hiding underneath the blanket?

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2017 05:37 PM (LAe3v)

56 It's raining hard here in NoVa. Thunderbolts and lightning. Very, very frightening.

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2017 05:40 PM (LAe3v)

57 In the top pic, it looks like the genie's been fly fishing.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 05:41 PM (Iwktz)

58 Gallileo! Gallileo!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 05:42 PM (OiLIO)

59 57 In the top pic, it looks like the genie's been fly fishing.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 05:41 PM (Iwktz)


Ha! Yeah, if I tried fly-casting, I'd probably look like that, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 05:43 PM (OiLIO)

60 Excuse me, can anyone point me to the poo flinging thread?

Posted by: Monkey at July 22, 2017 05:43 PM (hVdx9)

61 52
But, to answer your question, no - C. Lightoller was not played in the film.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 22, 2017 05:33 PM (tr2D7)


That's too bad. He was the highest-ranking surviving crew member of the Titanic, and was a genuine hero at Dunkirk, rescuing dozens of soldiers with his private yacht.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:45 PM (sdi6R)

62 60 which one?

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 05:46 PM (gDoff)

63 Penguins!!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:48 PM (CNHr1)

64 That little fella looks like he just hit it and quit it.

Go ask Alice, I think she'll know.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 05:49 PM (5VlCp)

65
Second problem

R f8+ KxR
KnxB+ K g8
KnxQ

Bye, White Queen!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 05:49 PM (pNxlR)

66 nice dress.

Would play chess there if she agrees to remain.

PDT is saving his "Best of the Clintonistas" for 2020.

Bet on it.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finished at July 22, 2017 05:50 PM (2wRtc)

67 Penguins!!!

I STILL say the NFL should have made the owners of the Tennessee team name it
the Tuxedos.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 05:51 PM (Iwktz)

68 "Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out...":

++++

Maybe so, but those dresses they are wearing are just plain awful. I thought horizontal stripes were a bad thing? Plus, the waists are so high, they are getting into boob belt territory. Especially that one in the middle. It looks like she wrapped herself in material right off the roll. With creases.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 22, 2017 05:52 PM (FUu/Z)

69 65
Second problem

R f8+ KxR
KnxB+ K g8
KnxQ

Bye, White Queen!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 05:49 PM (pNxlR)


That works.

I got Problem 1, but the others are stumping me.

It's started to rain here, and I can hear thunder in the distance.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:54 PM (sdi6R)

70 Expecting rain tonight. Good Lord, all that will do is make it even more humid. Current temp 97 but heat index is 106. I hate this shit. Bring on Fall already.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:55 PM (CNHr1)

71 Miss Venezuela looks like she's ready to shell Ft. Sumter.

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2017 05:55 PM (LAe3v)

72 Bring on Fall already.

Yeah, that's what I was saying about the end of May.

Posted by: pep at July 22, 2017 05:56 PM (LAe3v)

73
Did I mention that I would hit it like a log splitter at a shingle plant?

Because I would.


(d) All of the above

Posted by: Mortimer - Finished at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (2wRtc)

74 Dear diary, I spent the whole afternoon making jewelry. Nice and cool here in the dining room. Look outside and see my neighbors doing landscaping and thinking WTF?? Are you crazy!!! I feel bad, my garden looks like shit. I can't deal with it anymore. *sad face*

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (CNHr1)

75 Oregon Muse-

Really appreciate all of the thought, time, and effort you put forth with these dresses for the 'ettes. Thank you!

Also, I love the Gorilla Pundit. No matter what else is going on, it always makes me laugh.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (2+gSO)

76 Bring on Fall already.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:55 PM (CNHr1)


That's awful. People used to be burned at the stake for saying stuff like that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (rZ+mb)

77 pep.. end of May here was gorgeous. Even June had some nice cool weather but as is typical with MissourAH.. you hit July and you're fucking over summer.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:59 PM (CNHr1)

78 71 Miss Venezuela looks like she's ready to shell Ft. Sumter.
Posted by: pep at July 22, 2017 05:55 PM (LAe3v)


That's an old photo. She's wearing a miniskirt now, because her fellow citizens have been eating the rest of her dress.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:59 PM (sdi6R)

79 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (rZ+mb)

Yeah well as I get older I can't tolerate the heat so just fuck that shit. It's miserable out there.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 06:00 PM (CNHr1)

80 Bring on Fall already.



Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:55 PM
---

In my corner of the world, the grass goes dormant in the winter.

And you are not required to shovel snow unless it's 2" or over.

Finally, it does not snow every week during the winter.

winter> every other season

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 06:00 PM (aT+Bx)

81 76 Bring on Fall already.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:55 PM (CNHr1)

That's awful. People used to be burned at the stake for saying stuff like that.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (rZ+mb)


It's been in the 90s all week here. Hells to the yes for bringing on Fall.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:01 PM (sdi6R)

82 I feel bad, my garden looks like shit

Look at the bright side, it doesn't smell
like shit.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 06:01 PM (Iwktz)

83 Yeah well as I get older I can't tolerate the heat so just fuck that shit. It's miserable out there.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 06:00 PM (CNHr1)


As I get older I have less tolerance for the cold.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 06:01 PM (rZ+mb)

84 I like Summer

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 06:01 PM (9g/6M)

85 Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (CNHr1)

A friend in Troy, MO put a picture of the forecast on FaceBook. It said it felt like 112. I can believe it from the 4 years we lived there. Can't believe that the weather in Houston is actually better than there, and no ice storms in winter.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2017 06:02 PM (rp9xB)

86 It's been in the 90s all week here. Hells to the yes for bringing on Fall.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:01 PM (sdi6R)


It's been beautiful. I believe I'm not too far from you and I was out hitting a couple of buckets of balls yesterday. It was awesome!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 06:02 PM (rZ+mb)

87
Summer sucks.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:02 PM (lzrKs)

88 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 22, 2017 06:03 PM (KCxzN)

89 80
In my corner of the world, the grass goes dormant in the winter.

And you are not required to shovel snow unless it's 2" or over.

Finally, it does not snow every week during the winter.

winter> every other season
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 06:00 PM (aT+Bx)


This, this, and this.

winter> every other season

No centipedes in winter, either.

Winter FTW.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:04 PM (sdi6R)

90
I'm an idiot for living in an area with such a crappy Clime.

I literally spend 5 months a year wishing my Life away because I can't stand temps over 70 degrees or the bright Sun.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:04 PM (lzrKs)

91 Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 05:57 PM (2+gSO)

Thank you for your kind words.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 06:05 PM (OiLIO)

92

I want to live in a place where its 40-70 degrees all year, and cloudy.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:05 PM (lzrKs)

93 Canada: "It's not a melting pot. It's a salad bowl."

We will see how that turns out.



Posted by: JAS at July 22, 2017 06:05 PM (UnDQI)

94 I like summer, too. I prefer being able to wear shorts and going barefoot, as opposed to having to wear leggings under my jeans, two pairs of socks on my feet, several sweaters and frozen fingers. Of course, here in the NW we've had an exceptionally cooler summer than normal.
We've only had a couple days 100 or over and very few 90s. It has been grand.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 06:06 PM (2+gSO)

95 92

I want to live in a place where its 40-70 degrees all year, and cloudy.
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:05 PM (lzrKs)


That sounds perfectly fine to me. I hate sweating, and I can always throw on a few more clothes if it gets chilly.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:07 PM (sdi6R)

96 I want to live in a place where its 40-70 degrees all year, and cloudy.
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:05 PM (lzrKs)


That's pretty much a description of western Oregon, although right now it's pushing 90, although that's not usual.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 06:08 PM (OiLIO)

97 I would much rather live in a hot-weather city than a cold-weather city.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 06:09 PM (OiLIO)

98 I want to live in a place where its 40-70 degrees all year, and cloudy.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:05 PM (lzrKs)


It's called Ireland

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 06:09 PM (auHtY)

99
wear leggings under my jeans, two pairs of socks on my feet, several sweaters and frozen fingers.

You mean for the few minutes you need to be outside on frigid days?

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:09 PM (lzrKs)

100
I wouldn't really care to ever go outdoors again. Outside is stupid. I like Inside.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:10 PM (lzrKs)

101 Nothing in the world beats a 95° day hitting some golf balls and then hanging out by the pool.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 06:10 PM (rZ+mb)

102 BAM! Woo-hoo!

Thunder's getting closer.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:11 PM (sdi6R)

103 You want San Diego itself, or someplace in SD county then, Soothsayer!

Posted by: Interested Onlooker at July 22, 2017 06:11 PM (Tsy3Z)

104 100
I wouldn't really care to ever go outdoors again. Outside is stupid. I like Inside.
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:10 PM (lzrKs)


^^This right there.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:12 PM (sdi6R)

105
Remember the TV show LOST?

That underground bunker that guy was living in is my Dream Home.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:12 PM (lzrKs)

106
Cats have the right idea.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:12 PM (lzrKs)

107 You mean for the few minutes you need to be outside on frigid days?

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:09 PM (lzrKs)

+++

No. Going outside would be adding a jacket or coat to my ensemble.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 06:13 PM (2+gSO)

108 he latest from our local progressive news station TV:

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Virginia to commission an aircraft carrier (all times local): Headline:

The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power....And worse yet, we trust him with the nuclear codes...

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 06:13 PM (7/EbC)

109 Cats have the right idea.

They eat mice ?

Is this a GAINZZZ thing ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 06:14 PM (Iwktz)

110
My Perfect World: a Wintry day, and me inside looking out the window, sipping green tea.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:14 PM (lzrKs)

111 Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's legal beagle Marc Kasowitz, didn't want ill words spoken of asshole and persecutor R Mueller is now looking for a new job and Kasowitz is making a lateral move.

They've got Ty Cobb, Ty Cobb hokey smokes, handling the WH. He'll straighten them up.

Posted by: Batter Up at July 22, 2017 06:14 PM (P7ulB)

112
I don't get the Ty Cobb thing.

Is he a relative of *the* Ty Cobb?

How is he involved in politics?

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:16 PM (lzrKs)

113 He's one of the lawyers at the WH.
Enemies haven't a ghost of a chance.

Posted by: Batter Up at July 22, 2017 06:18 PM (P7ulB)

114 foxnews.com/ politics/ 2017/07/21/
resignation- changes- on- trump-legal-team.html

Posted by: Batter Up at July 22, 2017 06:19 PM (P7ulB)

115 If Hillary was commissioning a new aircraft carrier, she probably would want to drink the wine in the bottle before breaking it across the bow...

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 06:20 PM (7/EbC)

116 My Perfect World: a Wintry day, and me inside looking out the window, sipping green tea.

This! Except substitute green tea with a hot toddy!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 06:20 PM (CNHr1)

117
Every single time in my life that I've eaten Pizza, Toast, or Potato Chips a tiny piece of crust or chip gets lodged in my gum behind one of my front teeth. Hurts like hell for a day or two. Every time.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:20 PM (lzrKs)

118 What are the chances of a movie thread tonight?

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (9g/6M)

119
Never in my Life have I ever wanted to wake up, open the shades/blinds, open the windows, let the Sun in, and hear the friggin birds chirping.

I am Mister Snow Miser.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (lzrKs)

120 They've got Ty Cobb, Ty Cobb hokey smokes, handling the WH. He'll straighten them up.

Posted by: Batter Up at July 22, 2017 06:14 PM (P7ulB)



Does he go in spikes up?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (auHtY)

121 Here's a stab at Problem 4:

1. Qxh7+ Kxh7
2. Ng5+ Kh8
3. Rd4 Black any
4. Rh4#

The point being that Black's Q and R are hemming in the K and can't get out of the way fast enough.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (sdi6R)

122 85, keep the humidity down a bit and I'm there

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 06:23 PM (9g/6M)

123 Potter County, PA -> 50.3 percent of adults have a concealed carry permit.

Posted by: Ka Bam at July 22, 2017 06:23 PM (P7ulB)

124 119
Never in my Life have I ever wanted to wake up, open the shades/blinds, open the windows, let the Sun in, and hear the friggin birds chirping.

I am Mister Snow Miser.
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (lzrKs)

+++

Oh my word. Don't you even like any outdoorsy things like going to the beach, lake, or taking a river walk or anything like that?

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 06:24 PM (2+gSO)

125 lol.. Sooth. I almost always sleep with the window open, even in the dead of winter but I hear ya about the damn birds. They start at 5:00 am and I'm like shut the hell up I want to sleep you stupid shits! It's been too hot lately to sleep with the window open.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 06:24 PM (CNHr1)

126 Does he go in spikes up?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (auHtY)
******************

I hope so.

Posted by: Batter Up at July 22, 2017 06:25 PM (P7ulB)

127 @Soothsayer

That's Seattle most of the year, though we get occasional forways into the 80's a few times in the summer.

Not sure if there's anywhere cooler than that, maybe upstate Maine?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 06:25 PM (xJa6I)

128 otter County, PA -> 50.3 percent of adults have a concealed carry permit.



Posted by: Ka Bam at July 22, 2017 06:23 PM (P7ulB)

In Chicago at least 50.3 percent of the black youths have at least one bullet hole in them.

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 06:25 PM (7/EbC)

129
Radio talker Howie Carr went to the White House on Friday. He called in on his own show to talk about his visit with President Trump and said something interesting and encouraging.

Howie mentioned, incidentally, that President Trump was in a "really good mood" and that he and his team "seemed not to be bothered at all" by all the Fake News bullshit.

I liked hearing this. President Trump GivesNoShit about the Fake News' antics.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:26 PM (lzrKs)

130 124
Oh my word. Don't you even like any outdoorsy things like going to the beach, lake, or taking a river walk or anything like that?
Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 06:24 PM (2+gSO)


Nope.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:26 PM (sdi6R)

131
Don't you even like any outdoorsy things like going to the beach, lake, or taking a river walk or anything like that?

Used to love the beach. I've been Outdoors enough.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:27 PM (lzrKs)

132 130 124
Oh my word. Don't you even like any outdoorsy things like going to the beach, lake, or taking a river walk or anything like that?
Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 06:24 PM (2+gSO)

Nope.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:26 PM (sdi6R)



You can't send a rocket to space inside.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:28 PM (cAnNx)

133
They start at 5:00 am and I'm like shut the hell up

They start up at 3:30am here in the Summer.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:28 PM (lzrKs)

134 I don't see and awful lot Canadian in that dress. Is she covered in maple syrup?
We have Indian friends in our church. The ladies often wear Saris. They've even given my wife one.
They will show her how to wear tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 22, 2017 06:28 PM (hJrjt)

135 Watching Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane, this is the third movie now she falls in love with Frenchmen I know of.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 06:28 PM (9g/6M)

136 Problem 4:

If 2. ... Kh6, then I dunno.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (sdi6R)

137 Well. One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small.

Posted by: kraken at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (pL6Vz)

138 Your tax dollars at work: A welfare sponge "thanks" you:

http://moonbattery.com/?p=86305

Enjoy.

Posted by: RKae at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (NQNOa)

139 118 What are the chances of a movie thread tonight?

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (9g/6M)


Dang good.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (OiLIO)

140
I can't do Seattle.

Maine has wicked long days in the Summer. Sun rises at like 4:30 in Bar Harbor.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (lzrKs)

141 132
You can't send a rocket to space inside.
Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:28 PM (cAnNx)


I can watch somebody else do it on my computer screen, in my comfortable air-conditioned room.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:31 PM (sdi6R)

142 We moved to Texas. Politics are fine. Weather sucks. Summer is miserable, and winter? What winter? Sixty degrees at Christmas? *bleep* that.

I play a lot of Skyrim just for the lovely snow.

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 06:31 PM (7zMFe)

143 Here's a stab at Problem 4:

1. Qxh7+ Kxh7
2. Ng5+ Kh8
3. Rd4 Black any
4. Rh4#

The point being that Black's Q and R are hemming in the K and can't get out of the way fast enough.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:22 PM (sdi6R)


Black king can go to h6.

You want to get the knight at g5 first and then bring the rook all the way down to d8.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 06:32 PM (rZ+mb)

144 You want to get the knight at g5 first and then bring the rook all the way down to d8.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 22, 2017 06:32 PM (rZ+mb)


Ayup.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 06:33 PM (OiLIO)

145 Judicial watch says: _ Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee have more registered voters than eligible adults.

They art to clean up like OK did. That's when OK went from blue to red.

Posted by: Voter Bob at July 22, 2017 06:34 PM (P7ulB)

146 Have lived here most of my life and Seattle sucks.
Three good months a year and the rest is gray. And over half of those involve rain.
If the sh*theads that run Seattle and King County could figure out how, they'd tax everyone for the sunshine.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2017 06:34 PM (0tfLf)

147 Maine has wicked long days in the Summer. Sun rises at like 4:30 in Bar Harbor.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (lzrKs)

If you ever watch YouTube where in a drive up to northern Norway, they have a marker where the sun never sets in the summer. People drive up there, to have a picnic at midnight, just for the hell of it.

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 06:35 PM (7/EbC)

148 118 What are the chances of a movie thread tonight?

Posted by: Skip

----

Won't be participating, as I'm doing the one better thing: having a movie night with a buddy.

Tonight it's "The Seventh Victim" (1942): awesome Val Lewton shadow-fest (with the added attraction of Hugh Beaumont).

Posted by: RKae at July 22, 2017 06:35 PM (NQNOa)

149 Oh, yeah. And I'm a morning person. Even in summer, it's barely dawn when it's time to get up. Bright sun at 0530 is nice. Barely dawn at 0600 stinks.

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 06:35 PM (7zMFe)

150 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 06:35 PM (OiLIO)

151 You want to get the knight at g5 first and then bring the rook all the way down to d8.

And then have Miss Scarlet stab him with the lead pipe.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 06:36 PM (gvBeU)

152

Yeah, otherwise Norway would be perfect for me.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:36 PM (lzrKs)

153
This planet sucks.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:36 PM (lzrKs)

154 And since I'm in a grumpy mood, I just came from seeing Dunkirk. Jeez...did they ever miss the boat on that (pun intended). Hugely disappointing especially given the pre-release hype.
I hear the French are pissed about the movie...they should be.
And so should every Brit who sees it.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2017 06:37 PM (0tfLf)

155 Count me as someone who likes a distinct change of seasons. Not crazy about cold weather but milder days in winter are great. I love the sight of the mountains in winter.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 22, 2017 06:38 PM (hJrjt)

156 I hope this doesn't drop me in the barrel. It's on my fridge.



I woke early one morning,The earth lay cool and still.
When suddenly a tiny bird Perched on my window sill.


He sang a song so lovely So carefree and so gay,


That slowly all my troubles Began to slip away.


He sang of far off places Of laughter and of fun,


It seemed his very trilling, brought up the morning sun.


I stirred beneath the covers Crept slowly out of bed,


Then gently shut the window And crushed his fu cking head.


I'm not a morning person.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:38 PM (gDoff)

157 Hey, peeps.

I've been a ghost here lately, but at least I have invested the time in my novel (hoping for an attaboy from AP). It's going to be grim and fatalistic. My inspiration lately has not really come from other fiction, but from history. Right now, I'm reading about the run-up to World War I. What a cosmic clusterfuck of folly and assholery.


Nothing new under the sun.

To dust we shall return.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2017 06:38 PM (GsAUU)

158 Your tax dollars at work: A welfare sponge "thanks" you:

http://moonbattery.com/?p=86305

Enjoy.
Posted by: RKae at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (NQNOa)



It's well past time to cut off every penny to them. If they don't or won't work let them starve to death

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 06:39 PM (auHtY)

159 145 Judicial watch says: _ Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee have more registered voters than eligible adults.

They art to clean up like OK did. That's when OK went from blue to red.

Posted by: Voter Bob at July 22, 2017 06:34 PM (P7ulB)


Let's see. Alabama and Florida will probably be blocked from cleaning up theirs because "racism." New York will refuse to as will Maryland and New Jersey. And Illinois its not a question of voters versus adults. Its voters versus adults + corpses, so they won't be cleaning theirs up either.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:39 PM (cAnNx)

160 Chinese are picking on the Uyghur's again.

Posted by: Juan Huang at July 22, 2017 06:39 PM (P7ulB)

161 118 What are the chances of a movie thread tonight?



Posted by: Skip

I'll probably make popcorn and watch another MST3K....I like the one I'm watching now where 4 people go to some planet and walk around like they are in Minnesota in ordinary clothes...they sure have fun trashing that movie.
Or watch for the millionth time a Jame Bond Movie.

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 06:40 PM (7/EbC)

162 154 And since I'm in a grumpy mood, I just came from seeing Dunkirk. Jeez...did they ever miss the boat on that (pun intended). Hugely disappointing especially given the pre-release hype.
I hear the French are pissed about the movie...they should be.
And so should every Brit who sees it.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2017 06:37 PM (0tfLf)


Sounds like another typical Hollywood movie. *spit*

I knew enough to be suspicious when the critics were raving over it.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:40 PM (sdi6R)

163 *waves at logprof* Hey good to see you!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 06:41 PM (CNHr1)

164 Sounds like another typical Hollywood movie. *spit*

I knew enough to be suspicious when the critics were raving over it.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:40 PM


It is such a fantastic story that begged the big screen. It comes across of what war would look like if fought by millennials.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2017 06:43 PM (0tfLf)

165 This planet sucks.
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:36 PM


Well, yeah. It's what I do.

Posted by: Gravity at July 22, 2017 06:43 PM (DMUuz)

166 SF usually has lovely weather, below 70, often foggy, and if not, it'll roll in around 5, dep on where you are. Warmest months are April and October. Never rains 5-6 months, but heavy overnight fog/mist.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 22, 2017 06:44 PM (Udnmn)

167 Warmest months are April and October. Never rains 5-6 months, but heavy overnight fog/mist.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 22, 2017 06:44 PM (Udnmn)

Plus you have the Folsom Street Fair, where it rains in some of the booths...not really rain as such.

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 06:46 PM (7/EbC)

168 158 Your tax dollars at work: A welfare sponge "thanks" you:

http://moonbattery.com/?p=86305

Enjoy.
Posted by: RKae at July 22, 2017 06:29 PM (NQNOa)



It's well past time to cut off every penny to them. If they don't or won't work let them starve to death
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 06:39 PM (auHtY)


That video needs to go viral, and that worthless bitch should be scrubbing toilets for 50 cents a day.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:47 PM (sdi6R)

169 Lived in Petaluma for a couple of years, and most of what I remember from there was the fog, and the chickens (we were in a house on a chicken ranch). Also burning my shoulder getting dressed near the wood stove (fell against the stovepipe, still have a bit of a scar), and my youngest sister being born at Letterman Army Hospital ... I think San Francisco? We left to join Dad in the Philippines about ... 1953, I think.

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 06:50 PM (7zMFe)

170 Minneapolis has lost their minds
http://pamelageller.com/2017/07/mayor-hodges-urges-muslims-to-file-hate-crimes.html/

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 06:51 PM (9g/6M)

171 Possible witness to the Noor shooting. Part of it is on tape.

startribune.com/ source-witness- in-justine -damond- fatal-shooting- recorded-part-of-incident- is-cooperating/435912753/

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 06:53 PM (P7ulB)

172

Right on cue: the State-run Hospital that wants to Murder the 15 month-old baby Charlie Gard is having the police "investigate" the death threats the doctors and nurses are supposebly receiving.

Yeah, my ass.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:54 PM (lzrKs)

173 I'm not a morning person.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:38 PM (gDoff)

Huzzah.

Well done.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 06:54 PM (wYseH)

174 http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/07/the-whole-world-is-watching-our-clown-show.php

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 06:54 PM (9g/6M)

175 Texas can be great in summer, you just gotta roll with the flow. Sure today was 96 and sunny, so we went out to one of our local lakes with the family and spent all day either in the water or splashing on the paddleboats, or sitting in the shade eating ice cream and sipping sodas. It was a beautiful day to be out - couldn't ask for better summer fun!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 06:56 PM (V2Yro)

176 I like it here in western WA. You have mountains, you have oceans. There are too many Californians and Seattle is Progressively insane. But we rarely have really bad weather, just clouds and light rain. Summers are spectacular, in my opinion. Not a lot of bugs. Good concealed carry laws, not perfect but nice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 06:58 PM (xJa6I)

177 Cute blonde conservative girl talking about the Mizzou shit show.

https://youtu.be/h7CHd-w02lc

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:58 PM (cAnNx)

178 Hey Tom,
Was that you I saw commenting in one of Scott Adam's Dilbert threads?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 22, 2017 06:58 PM (xJa6I)

179 is it safe yet ?

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 06:59 PM (ZrrAS)

180 *** Sure today was 96 and sunny, ***

That is the Texas weather forecast for the rest of the summer.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 06:59 PM (P7ulB)

181
Chinese are picking on the Uyghur's again.
Posted by: Juan Huang at July 22, 2017 06:39 PM


They can pick on that young Turk all they want.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 06:59 PM (IqV8l)

182 Except for the days when it gets hot.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 06:59 PM (P7ulB)

183 Although it's been brutally hot and humid for the past week, I generally like the climate here in southeastern PA. We get a little bit of every kind of weather, but not too much of anything.

Right now I'm huddled indoors with the air conditioning, though.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:01 PM (sdi6R)

184 Tom -- when I was younger, sure. But at my current age (er, not exactly the Horde-mandated 29), I truly cannot handle Texas heat any longer. At age 5, I didn't care. At age almost-75 ... well, it's a different story.

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 07:01 PM (7zMFe)

185 *blushes*

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:01 PM (gDoff)

186 I believe Miss Venezuela made that dress out of an old bedspread I had in the 80s.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 07:03 PM (/o9Qk)

187 heh yeah Mark - use the same nick. Sometimes try to say something serious, sometimes just troll the trump-haters that Scott is attracting like flies. I figure it's appropriate since Scott's latest post is just one giant troll - a pretty funny one, too!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 07:03 PM (V2Yro)

188 I hear there's a gonorrhea epidemic in Oregon.

oregonlive.com/ health/index.ssf/ 2017/07/top_10_ oregon_counties_for_gon. html

Posted by: Dr. Scat at July 22, 2017 07:04 PM (P7ulB)

189 I hear there's a gonorrhea epidemic in Oregon.

I swear, I haven't been to Oregon in many years...

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 22, 2017 07:06 PM (KCxzN)

190
I believe Miss Venezuela made that dress out of an old bedspread I had in the 80s.
Posted by: @DangerGirl


She saw it in the window and couldn't resist it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 07:07 PM (IqV8l)

191 Speaking of dress pr0n, I just want to recommend Encore Consignments in Colorado Springs. Whenever I have needed a dress for an event they've had something suitable, usually for less than what I spend on pantyhose.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 07:09 PM (ZapPq)

192 That's not the nicest piece I've ever seen on a chessboard. It looks like the prince in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 22, 2017 07:09 PM (0ecq3)

193 She saw it in the window and couldn't resist it.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 07:07 PM (IqV8l)


Beat me to that gag. Carol Burnett for the win!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 07:09 PM (OiLIO)

194 is it safe yet ?
Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 06:59 PM (ZrrAS)

Ummmmm......Yes. It's so safe, you wouldn't believe it.

(Wirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......)

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 07:09 PM (5VlCp)

195 This planet sucks.
Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 22, 2017 06:36 PM
~~~~~

Yep. Gravity.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 07:11 PM (HiDrR)

196 nood movie

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 07:13 PM (OiLIO)

197
This planet sucks.
~~~~~
Yep. Gravity.


Mega Maid

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 07:13 PM (IqV8l)

198 A person has to be mighty bored to dress up a penguin. On lonely. Had a EO drinking buddy who wintered over and he never mentioned this.

Posted by: Eromero at July 22, 2017 07:14 PM (zLDYs)

199 judicialwatch.org/ press-room/ weekly-updates/ weekly-update-weiner- laptop-records-uncovered/

And something about the Obama IRS scandal. Hmmm?

Posted by: Weedy Sausage at July 22, 2017 07:14 PM (P7ulB)

200 Posted by: Eromero at July 22, 2017 07:14 PM (zLDYs)

Well it's Korean clothes and Asian onlookers so I'm going to guess it's a zoo in Korea. Now, that doesn't invalidate your first point in any way, to be sure.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2017 07:18 PM (rp9xB)

201 175 Texas can be great in summer, you just gotta roll with the flow. Sure today was 96 and sunny, so we went out to one of our local lakes with the family and spent all day either in the water or splashing on the paddleboats, or sitting in the shade eating ice cream and sipping sodas. It was a beautiful day to be out - couldn't ask for better summer fun!
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2017 06:56 PM (V2Yro)

+++

Sounds wonderful to me, but I can see right now it offers to appeal to either Soothsayer or rickl.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 07:19 PM (2+gSO)

202 Offers no appeal.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 22, 2017 07:20 PM (2+gSO)

203 56 It's raining hard here in NoVa. Thunderbolts and lightning. Very, very frightening.
Posted by: pep at July 22, 2017 05:40 PM (LAe3v)
------------------------------
You better knock on wood.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 22, 2017 07:23 PM (0jtPF)

204
I like all 4 seasons. There's SOMETHING to do in all 4 that's highly enjoyable.

Plus the older I get the more I enjoy simply waking up.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM (S/hVx)

205 Thank you, cat. Your pithy commentary is always appreciated.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2017 07:25 PM (S/hVx)

206 "Nobody wants to get in the middle of a bout of poo flinging on a Saturday afternoon."


Yeah, that stinks!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 07:26 PM (Id9+8)

207 Heh. Cats are among the best commenters on the internet.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:26 PM (sdi6R)

208 Woman on the right in the Kurdistan picture has a steely gaze. So I think I spotted the sniper.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 22, 2017 07:35 PM (e1mEI)

209 Heh. Cats are among the best commenters on the internet.

Posted by: rickl****
Cats!? (Flings poo at Rickl)

Posted by: Monkey at July 22, 2017 07:36 PM (hVdx9)

210 Great dress pron today. The traditional Canadian dress looks sort of maybe 1970s International Student traditional.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 09:33 PM (BVQ+1)

211 Went to a Chinese wedding reception once. Bride and groom changed clothes 3 times.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 09:33 PM (BVQ+1)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Sneak a beverage past that vicious guard dog above and enjoy!

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Ever wonder how the dogs on Cops know how to get the bad guy?


Green with envy? No just a green puppy.


Breaking and entering, Goat style.


A bird with rhythm.


A cat with ambition.

Here's a link from our pal J&B K, about Dog Flu.


I'll be honest with you. Your humble Cob doesn't let his dogs interact with strange dogs. Going on 2 years ago, we had to kennel our dogs. They have all their vaccinations plus they had the kennel cough vaccination. Guess what? Yes, 2 of the 3 came down with it and then unbeknownst to us they gave it to Mid-Kid's dog.

The kennel had no idea they had taken in an infected dog.


Now a new flu for dogs? Great. Will I give my dogs the vaccine? Probably not. I don't get flu shots either.

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Meet The PetMorons

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My daughter took this picture of our cat Duchess, and it cracks me up every time I see it. -Eric

Quite the cat!

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It looks like you may be running short of contributors, so I will come out of lurking just this once. I have been reading Ace of Spades for years.....


Anyway, I am sending you pictures of our old kitty and less old kitty .

(Photo 1) ​This is Natasha. And no, this isn't allowed, but a camera was handy so I took this before the usual screaming and flailing about.


(Photo 2)​​Nikki, the hated interloper at 3 months old​. We tried Feliway, to no avail. Engaged a kitty shrink who prescribed kitty Prozac for the crank, which has kept the fisticuffs to an acceptable level. And it helps that she now dwarfs Natasha.

I don't know how you use these, so I am sending them as attachments, too.

Pets are a nice break from politics!

Jane of Amboy, Washington (a red pocket in a very blue state).


Thanks Jane!!!!

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Moron Wolfus Aurelius here. These are my two furry roommates, aka thugs in fur coats. The big black fellow is Wolf, aka Wolfus Aurelius (whence my screen name); the white-and-black miniature panda is Chekov, a Siberian. I'd had Chekov for a year when I rescued Wolf, a year-old cat who'd been abandoned. Normally there are scuffles and difficulties when introducing two unrelated cats, especially males. Not in this case. They walked around each other warily, but didn't hiss or growl. In an hour, I found them sitting in the window together, watching birds. Now they sleep together and groom each other. (One of these days I'm going to come home and find them braiding each other's tails and watching "Glee"!)

Sounds like they have found quite the home!


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Love the pet feature every Saturday. I am mostly a lurker, but occasionally post as "Jen Westin". Prefer to keep my real name private, should you post this.

Here are our two youngest cats, Cici (white) and Liberty (black), who are turning 3 years old this weekend. On the Fourth of July in 2014, my neighbor found Cici and Liberty, along with their three siblings, sealed in a bucket next to a bike bath. They were just a couple of days old, as they still had their umbilical cords attached. We took care of them for the first couple of days while our neighbor went out of town, and miraculously, all five kittens survived. My neighbor raised them after that, and found homes for all of them. We decided originally to adopt only Cici, but she and Liberty did everything together, and we did not want to separate them. My husband and I are convinced that the two of them believe I am their mother, as they follow me everywhere I go. Both cats are full of personality and very affectionate, and have been a wonderful addition to our home.

"Jen Westin"

Not a problem Gertrude Ace of Superior, WI j/k


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Hi, I've been lurking for years but never commented. I always love the pet thread. I was startled today to see Tessa, a Devon Rex with the Tetralogy of Fallot.

My ferret Molly, pictured above, has the same condition. She has made it (somehow) to the advanced age of six years, nine months. As Brandon said of Tessa, the prognosis is dismal, but Molly's experiencing better living through chemistry. Most days she gets around and has a pretty comfortable ferret life. I hope Brandon's Tessa has as good a life as Molly. -Lee


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If the Pet Thread was King. Every child would experience life with a puppy.

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So, you're asking why so many cats today? We post the photos as they come in. Seems there was an avalanche of cat photos. Mix and match? Perhaps. Maybe. You never know.

A great looking group of PetMorons. Thanks for stopping by this Summer afternoon. If you have photos, tips, stories or something else pet related. Please submit to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Here's hoping you have a great week!!

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1 Fluffies!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at July 22, 2017 02:58 PM (Ckg4U)

2 Man, if not my dog, could be tough getting a beer.

Posted by: HH at July 22, 2017 03:00 PM (mIJBI)

3 Thank you for an awesome thread, and some awesome Moron pets!!

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 03:06 PM (V+V48)

4 Good doggy guarding the brews,
Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:07 PM (9g/6M)

5 Hi, pet threadies!

My doggie would most definitely like to be where that doggie is, in the ice.

Finding the cats and dog in odd places these 100° days - obviously seeking out where shade and cool concrete bring some relief.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hot dog! at July 22, 2017 03:09 PM (hGZJP)

6 2 HH

Have a dog biscuit in one hand, and grab the beer with the other. Some dogs are like Democrats. Easy to bribe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 03:13 PM (hyuyC)

7 The lab looks very much like one of mine, and yes he would be in the kiddie pool with the ice too.

Posted by: Aviator at July 22, 2017 03:16 PM (/Nite)

8 Nice pets Ya'll!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 03:17 PM (5VlCp)

9 Woof.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 03:18 PM (MINbv)

10 Mentioned earlier this week that our 2 year old beagle was being treated for an environmental allergen or an infection after a stay at the kennel.
Eventually found out that at least 3 other dogs also had the same symptoms. The next 2 dogs that the vet saw had bloodwork done. Ours couldn't be tested because she was already in the midst of treatment.
Found out Thursday that it was indeed a bacterial infection. Mycoplasma.
After 7 days on antibiotics she no longer has the symptoms but should be kept away from other animals for 10 more days.
I was very worried that it was the Korean flu.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 03:18 PM (N3JsI)

11 That last pic of the boy and his dog...

We lived in a Chicago apartment until our kids were 12, 9, and 9. Never had a pet in all that time. They asked for a dog and I replied, who will walk the dog when it's sub-zero temperatures and three feet of snow outside? (I knew the answer: me!)

After we moved to rural Oklahoma we had lots of cats and several dogs, but that just reinforces my regret we didn't have pets for the kids when they were little. Could've at least had a cat, although it would have had to be an inside-always cat.

And I've often said, if I'd only known when the kids were little what our dog taught me about "parenting," I would've been a better dad.

Posted by: mindful webworker - kids + pets = heaven at July 22, 2017 03:21 PM (hGZJP)

12 Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 03:13 PM (hyuyC)

I like the way you think. Also, kind of OT, but hot enough for you these last few days?

Posted by: HH at July 22, 2017 03:23 PM (mIJBI)

13 Lots of beautiful kitties today. Our oldest kitty, Dowager Princess Darla, has decided that she will no longer taste dry kitty food. Only the good stuff for her now.

Maybe she has a good reason.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 03:24 PM (BVQ+1)

14 Our friend's chihuahua hangs out in one of his water dishes in weather like today's.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 03:24 PM (BVQ+1)

15 I think I was at that party.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 22, 2017 03:27 PM (RrhD2)

16 Quite a few munchkins that look like Maine Coons.

Posted by: Corona at July 22, 2017 03:27 PM (PsMRi)

17 Hi, Jane!
I know where Amboy is. I'm in SW WA, which is slowly turning bluer.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 22, 2017 03:28 PM (Lqy/e)

18 Have a appointment for Cinnamon next Saturday for a wellness check, she has become the Queen of Sheba since her sister has gone, she has even stayed up some nights whereas with both they always became basement cats at night. Only wonder if she thinks she too will be taken away on that road trip.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:28 PM (9g/6M)

19 >>I'll be honest with you. Your humble Cob doesn't let his dogs interact with strange dogs. Going on 2 years ago, we had to kennel our dogs. They have all their vaccinations plus they had the kennel cough vaccination. Guess what? Yes, 2 of the 3 came down with it and then unbeknownst to us they gave it to Mid-Kid's dog.

>>The kennel had no idea they had taken in an infected dog.

I've been very fortunate in that while I've had jobs where I had to travel a bunch I've always had family, friends or a dog sitter to take care of my guys.

I hate kennels. I know they are giving them good care but they look like little mini-prisons to me and the one and only time I took a dog to one he had an awful experience.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:29 PM (/tuJf)

20 Those are some pretty kitties for sure.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 03:30 PM (39g3+)

21 yay pet thread!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 03:30 PM (hMwEB)

22 aah being crushed to death on the sofa by KTY while she plays tug with puppy

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 03:31 PM (hMwEB)

23 I should send in pics of my mongrels. Tomorrow....maybe.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 03:32 PM (Enq6K)

24 Our only outside cat likes to sleep on the driveway in the shaded area. We keep an eye out for her as she does not like to move. Twice, I've seen passersby go over to her, checking to see if she's dead. She moves when they get close enough. This is the cat that also likes to hide and ambush the other animals as they walk by.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 22, 2017 03:34 PM (Lqy/e)

25 19 >>I'll be honest with you. Your humble Cob doesn't let his dogs interact with strange dogs. Going on 2 years ago, we had to kennel our dogs. They have all their vaccinations plus they had the kennel cough vaccination. Guess what? Yes, 2 of the 3 came down with it and then unbeknownst to us they gave it to Mid-Kid's dog.

>>The kennel had no idea they had taken in an infected dog.

I've been very fortunate in that while I've had jobs where I had to travel a bunch I've always had family, friends or a dog sitter to take care of my guys.

I hate kennels. I know they are giving them good care but they look like little mini-prisons to me and the one and only time I took a dog to one he had an awful experience.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:29 PM (/tuJf)

Many years ago we had friends who kennelled their dog, a dachshund IIRC. It dug its way out from under the fence at the kennel.
They had a few hours of anxiety until they found it. I can't imagine a dog like that would run very far.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 22, 2017 03:34 PM (hJrjt)

26 The pet photos are always great but that last one of the 'mighty hunter' is adorable. I love the pup's expression, the toy sxs shotgun, and the boy's determined stride as he heads out for the hunting fields or marches home after a day in the woods. You know in his mind he is providing for the family larder.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 03:34 PM (V+03K)

27 My favorite is Eric's singing kitty

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 03:38 PM (39g3+)

28 Doggehs are teh awesome.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 03:38 PM (0mRoj)

29 >>Many years ago we had friends who kennelled their dog, a dachshund IIRC. It dug its way out from under the fence at the kennel.
They had a few hours of anxiety until they found it. I can't imagine a dog like that would run very far.

Certainly not very fast.

When I was living in Boston, I used to take my Golden to the Boston Common some Saturdays. There used to be a dachshund group that would meet there every Saturday and let them play together.

You want to see something funny, watch 30-40 dachshunds playing together.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:38 PM (/tuJf)

30 CNN's Chris Cillizza brings us the Pulitzer level stuff;

https://twitter.com/CillizzaCNN/status/888051745439580160

Donald Trump is the first president in 150 years not to own a pet

And he's the first president in 8 years not to eat one

Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2017 03:39 PM (3i2nH)

31 such cute pet morons

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 03:39 PM (hMwEB)

32
I can't imagine a dog like that would run very far.
Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 22, 2017 03:34 PM

Dachshund hounds look like they're moving really fast when they run but in fact they reall aren't.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 03:39 PM (lKyWE)

33 Well. The damned dog barks at every animal on tv and klingons. I wonder what a Klingon ever did to it?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2017 03:42 PM (RQNOE)

34 HH

Just about. Hope you and your foliage is doing well.

I look on the bright side. Even the chiggers are affected. So we go that.

And an evening walk works up a sweat like you are summiting a tough '14teener in Colorado.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 22, 2017 03:42 PM (hyuyC)

35 Guard dog my ass. Only if you have a severe aversion to dog slobber.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 03:43 PM (0mRoj)

36 A little flycatcher bird took up nesting under our patio umbrella a few weeks ago. I consider her my pet for a few weeks as she raises her brood. she is clean and fastidious, but we can't use the patio right now, a small inconvenience.

This morning we woke up, and she, or perhaps her mate, was in our bedroom, setting on the drapery rod.

We opened all the doors and windows, she left quickly.

She's still tending her nest so no harm no fowl. Oops, foul. Heh.

She likes us. But I can't figure out how she got in.

Strange morning, as when we opened the front door, there was a giant fish head on the threashhold.

Birds. Very odd day.

Posted by: Derak at July 22, 2017 03:44 PM (/LnUG)

37
The bartender in the first photo is a real dog

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 03:46 PM (lKyWE)

38 Okay. For some reason, Eric's cat, Duchess reminds me of the movie Silence of the Lambs. Specifically, the girl who was held captive in the hole by the crazy murderer...you know "it rubs the lotion..." (I can never remember any names.) Poor Duchess looks like she's being tortured!

Gonna hafta re-send my pics of pups Whiskey and Murphy. Been four months since I sent them in, so I'm guessing they got lost in a barrel or something.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 03:49 PM (HiDrR)

39 And he's the first president in 8 years not to eat one
Posted by: kbdabear at July 22, 2017 03:39 PM (3i2nH)
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Hah!

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 03:51 PM (HiDrR)

40 The cat video is cute.

Dogs look at you and think "you're my everything and I adore you more than life itself."

Cats look at you and think "I can't believe I love someone as stupid as you. But you can operate the can opener, so I guess I can live with those feelings."

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM (aT+Bx)

41 I read the article above about thr flu vaccine

Our dog was vaccinated for H3N2 last April

He caught H3N8 at the kennel over July 4th

He was dead in 5 days

The vaccine for both combined is about 100

For one is about $40

The hospital bill was $6,600

Cremation another $100


Id rather paid for the H3N8 shot. I miss my dog

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM (VF2lj)

42 Wolf looks a lot like my Kira.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM (sdi6R)

43

If your dogs meet other dogs consider the vaccine

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2017 03:56 PM (VF2lj)

44 This is on the site with the kitty video. It helps socialize feral kittens more quickly:

http://geekologie.com/2017/05/animal-shelter-invents-kitty-bjorns-to-a.php

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 03:57 PM (aT+Bx)

45 He caught H3N8 at the kennel over July 4th
He was dead in 5 days
Id rather paid for the H3N8 shot. I miss my dog
Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM (VF2lj)
~~~~~

I remember that, ThunderB. So very sorry.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 03:58 PM (HiDrR)

46 The thing I'm looking to the most when I retire is to get a dog. I really should get one now but I don't want to leave it alone for 8 hours. Maybe I can find a job at one of those millennial companies that allows you to take your dog to work.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 03:59 PM (IDPbH)

47
Donald Trump is the first president in 150 years not to own a pet .


It's clear that he doesn't recognize the Golden Scalp Weasel for what it is.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 04:01 PM (pNxlR)

48 I'm sorry for your loss, ThunderB.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 04:01 PM (sdi6R)

49 80% of dogs exposed to this flu get it

20% are carriers with no symptoms

They are most contagious before they show symptoms

Only 10% get the severe form and die in less than a week

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2017 04:03 PM (VF2lj)

50
Thanks. I dont mean to hijack the thread. I read the article, and wanted to present the other side of the story

Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2017 04:05 PM (VF2lj)

51 My brother found a video of some cheetahs mewing and purring, not sure why they were so happy. Our cat Dexter thought that was the neatest thing ever

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:07 PM (39g3+)

52 Donald Trump is the first president in 150 years not to own a pet .

It's clear that he doesn't recognize the Golden Scalp Weasel for what it is.

>>>

Heh. I think he should get a fluffy cat like one of the petmorons above and hold it in his lap and pet it like a cliche movie villain. And/or a German shepherd.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 04:08 PM (oF6wJ)

53 51 My brother found a video of some cheetahs mewing and purring, not sure why they were so happy. Our cat Dexter thought that was the neatest thing ever
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:07 PM (39g3+)

Dexter? Is he a serial killer?

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 04:10 PM (0mRoj)

54 50
Thanks. I dont mean to hijack the thread. I read the article, and wanted to present the other side of the story
Posted by: ThunderB at July 22, 2017 04:05 PM (VF2lj)

You're not hijacking the thread.

And by all means present the other side of the story. We all love our pets and want nothing but the best for them.

One of the nice things about this thread is the opportunity to learn about all things pet related.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:11 PM (hi/I/)

55 The president's pet is one of those really obvious manipulative stunts, I can't stand it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:11 PM (39g3+)

56 >>>The thing I'm looking to the most when I retire is to get a dog. I really should get one now but I don't want to leave it alone for 8 hours. Maybe I can find a job at one of those millennial companies that allows you to take your dog to work.

The dog will sleep while you're gone. I got one of those pet cams, fucker sleeps all day in different positions.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 22, 2017 04:12 PM (RrhD2)

57 ----Donald Trump is the first president in 150 years not to own a pet. -----



I'm going to assume it's because he's so busy that he doesn't have time to give to a pet and doesn't want to half ass it.

I can't allow myself to think he doesn't like animals.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 04:12 PM (IDPbH)

58
Heh. I think he should get a fluffy cat like one
of the petmorons above and hold it in his lap and pet it like a cliche
movie villain. And/or a German shepherd.


Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 04:08 PM (oF6wJ)


Even better, is there a stereotypical Russian dog?

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 04:13 PM (gDoff)

59 Dexter? Is he a serial killer?

I dunno, we got kitty from the humane society, he already had a name and seemed to recognize it so we kept it. Wouldn't have been my choice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:13 PM (39g3+)

60 I've been very fortunate in that while I've had jobs where I had to travel a bunch I've always had family, friends or a dog sitter to take care of my guys.

I hate kennels. I know they are giving them good care but they look like little mini-prisons to me and the one and only time I took a dog to one he had an awful experience.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:29 PM (/tuJf)

We try to get the kids to watch them, but they all live 2-4 hours away. This weekend one of the girls boyfriends is staying with them while we are away.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:13 PM (hi/I/)

61 46 The thing I'm looking to the most when I retire is to get a dog. I really should get one now but I don't want to leave it alone for 8 hours. Maybe I can find a job at one of those millennial companies that allows you to take your dog to work.
Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 03:59 PM (IDPbH

I'm so fortunate, I work from home. My office is the spare bedroom. Dogs are sacked out on the bed most of the day. They don't gossip and snitch to the boss about my foul language.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:15 PM (hi/I/)

62 55 The president's pet is one of those really obvious manipulative stunts, I can't stand it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:11 PM (39g3+)

For Democrats. I wish that was just partisan snark but it's not.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 04:15 PM (IDPbH)

63
Even better, is there a stereotypical Russian dog?
--
Russian Wolfhound. Aka Borzoi.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 04:15 PM (aT+Bx)

64 I'm lucky pup's breeder is just 30 min away. She's been great at boarding him when we need to go out of town.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 04:15 PM (hMwEB)

65 I dunno, we got kitty from the humane society, he already had a name and seemed to recognize it so we kept it. Wouldn't have been my choice.
---

Same with my cat Penny. She was almost three, and had been in foster care, so... it was fine.

Most of the time she's Munchkin or Little One.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (aT+Bx)

66 President Trump should get like a miniature giraffe or something really weird and hilarious

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (39g3+)

67
Even better, is there a stereotypical Russian dog?
Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 04:13 PM (gDoff)

Siberian husky, maybe? Can't think of anything else off the top of my head.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (oF6wJ)

68 The kids put Buster the brown lab in a kennel once. It was horrible. Since then, I dog sit him here at home. We all love it! It helps that they are only a couple miles away. I would love to have a dog, but don't want to leave it alone 11 hrs a day. Also not sure I could afford it, if vet bills came up, with my crappy paying job.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (gDoff)

69 66 President Trump should get like a miniature giraffe or something really weird and hilarious
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (39g3+)

Opulence. He has it.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (0mRoj)

70 Yeah I mostly call Dexter "buddy" or "kitty"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:18 PM (39g3+)

71 We pay one of the kids that works with the Grumpy Grandma to come stay with the fur babies when we travel. Best investment we ever made for them.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 04:18 PM (k+zsz)

72 Many years ago we had friends who kennelled their dog, a dachshund IIRC. It dug its way out from under the fence at the kennel.
Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 22, 2017 03:34

We had a dog that was an escape artist, Bozo. He was part blue heeler/coon hound and part ? (garbage eater passing thru).

Boarded him once at a new kennel that had the dogs in pegs w/ 8 ft high chain link fence w/ open space between the fence and ceiling. One morn they came to open up and Bozo was at the front door barking and not wanting to let them in. Door to his cage was still locked, he'd climbed that dang fence!

Needless to say we didn't think he was welcome to return and never used them again.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2017 04:18 PM (lfXAE)

73 Another fine phalanx of furry friends!

For some odd reason I've noticed over the last few years a large number of strays/ferals with characteristics of Maine Coons. Obviously I can't be sure but I wonder if someone was breeding and either the stock got loose or they got abandoned for reasons. Either way it's making the kitteh gene pool in the MTG a little more interesting.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not a damn failure at July 22, 2017 04:19 PM (66CWr)

74 Trump's dog is a goldendoodle.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2351716/
goldendoodle-donald-trump-first-dog/

Posted by: Italian dog, wid peppers and onions at July 22, 2017 04:20 PM (OkKDg)

75 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:15 PM (hi/I/)

Yes one of the big advantages of working from home. Good for both you and the dogs.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 04:21 PM (IDPbH)

76 Had to say goodbye to God's Perfect Golden Retriever this week, she stopped eating on Tuesday, and things went downhill fast from there.
Heartbroken.
She was 13 and was the sweetest, best-natured, most low key dog ever. An Olympic caliber swimmer, lover of just about all other dogs but especially people, was happiest being fawned over my strangers, which happened all the time. This dog has always drawn crowds. People would cross the street or chase me down the block to pet her.
Will miss my girl forever, the world was better for her having been in it, even though it wasn't long enough.

Posted by: Goldilocks at July 22, 2017 04:22 PM (zz1sH)

77 Donald Trump is the first president in 150 years not to own a pet .


IIRC, Obama didn't have a pet either (although he ate one) until after he got in the WH and felt it would make him look more "common man".

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 04:23 PM (/o9Qk)

78 64 I'm lucky pup's breeder is just 30 min away. She's been great at boarding him when we need to go out of town.
Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 04:15 PM (hMwEB)

With 1 dog that's possible. With 3 not so much especially when our dogs come from lines where the breeders hate each other.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:24 PM (hi/I/)

79 Sorry, ThunderB and Goldilocks and all other Morons who have lost their buddies.


It's a hard, hard thing but all the good years we have with them make it worth it a million times over.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 04:24 PM (/o9Qk)

80 Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 04:21 PM (IDPbH)

Hopefully something works out for you so you don't have to wait so long for a doggeh!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:25 PM (hi/I/)

81 Posted by: Italian dog, wid peppers and onions at July 22, 2017 04:20 PM (OkKDg)

I want a labadoodle but that golden doodle is cool too.

By the way, nice hash for this thread.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 04:26 PM (IDPbH)

82 76 Had to say goodbye to God's Perfect Golden Retriever this week, she stopped eating on Tuesday, and things went downhill fast from there.
Heartbroken.

Posted by: Goldilocks at July 22, 2017 04:22 PM (zz1sH)
----------------

I am so sorry, Goldilocks.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at July 22, 2017 04:27 PM (YidHP)

83
Siberian husky, maybe? Can't think of anything else off the top of my head.
Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (oF6wJ)


I know there's a Black Russian Terrier but I don't know if it's a popular breed in Russia.It's a big dog.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 04:27 PM (lKyWE)

84 the last few years a large number of strays/ferals with characteristics of Maine Coons.

That's good news! Exactly what I'm trying to get: feral Maine Coons (or what we used to call long-haired tabbies).

Posted by: t-bird at July 22, 2017 04:28 PM (pszv/)

85 With 1 dog that's possible. With 3 not so much especially when our dogs come from lines where the breeders hate each other.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:24 PM (hi/I/)

heh, that would be a problem

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 04:28 PM (hMwEB)

86 Golden Retrievers are just sweethearts, I've never met one with a bad attitude or that was mean. Them and Greyhounds, super friendly and kind. Greyhounds are a bit more excitable -- and brittle from what I understand

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:29 PM (39g3+)

87 I loved that Samoyeds in harmony video last night. Those beauties could really sing

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2017 04:31 PM (39g3+)

88 Greyhounds are a bit more excitable -- and brittle from what I understand
--

I think the word you're looking for is "crunchy."

When prepared correctly of course.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 22, 2017 04:32 PM (aT+Bx)

89 hugs, thunderB

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 04:33 PM (hMwEB)

90 This makes me question cat intelligence. 3 cats struggle over a steak. The two big ones are playing a tug of war while the third one is chomping away at the steak. Who is the idiot here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMD5FS20tTY&t=181s

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 04:34 PM (/qEW2)

91 Goldilocks, I am so sorry. hugs

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 04:34 PM (hMwEB)

92 I'm sorry, Goldilocks.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 04:38 PM (sdi6R)

93 Trump should get a Tamaskan

http://www.tamaskan-dog.us/


Quality pet thread! Awesome kitties.
The K-9 video is amazing.

Posted by: Batterup at July 22, 2017 04:39 PM (mtGE/)

94 Willowed, but with so many great Navy folks here, I take the liberty of reposting:

From this former BAM, Navy is great, especially their medical side -- doctors, dentists, corpsmen, and corpsWAVES. Yay Navy!

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:40 PM (7zMFe)

95 The most amazing dog I ever met was a Siberian Husky. She was beautiful, playful, gentle, and almost coquettish. I've never seen anything like it.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 04:40 PM (sdi6R)

96 Had to say goodbye to God's Perfect Golden Retriever this week, she stopped eating on Tuesday, and things went downhill fast from there.
Heartbroken.
Posted by: Goldilocks at July 22, 2017 04:22 PM (zz1sH)
~~~~~

So very sorry, Goldilocks. I know it probably doesn't help, but 13 is a good long life for a Golden, and judging from how much you loved her, I'm sure your pup had a wonderful life with you.

I'm a Golden lover too, have #3 and #4 right now. You never forget them.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 04:41 PM (HiDrR)

97 90 This makes me question cat intelligence. 3 cats struggle over a steak. The two big ones are playing a tug of war while the third one is chomping away at the steak. Who is the idiot here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMD5FS20tTY&t=181s
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 04:34 PM (/qEW2)


If only ..... while there is blue on blue action or jockeying between Dems and GOP establishment .... if only the conservatarians could get some good bites of the steak.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 04:41 PM (ZapPq)

98 Hi Lee, I love the picture of Molly! So lucky our kids are doing well.

Posted by: Brandon at July 22, 2017 04:41 PM (n6r73)

99 From this former BAM, Navy is great, especially their medical side -- doctors, dentists, corpsmen, and corpsWAVES. Yay Navy!
Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:40 PM (7zMFe)
~~~~~

Okay, fess up. How much did Nevergiveup pay you?

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 04:42 PM (HiDrR)

100 Wild animal story

Sitting in a town's small central park, I observed a squirrel. He carried a walnut to a USPS mail box. The nut was placed under the hinge point of the cover that is pulled down to deposit mail. He then scurried down to hide under a park bench. He sat there, peaking up at the mailbox. Eventually, a man came to the mailbox to place a letter. As he opened the cover, the hinge crushed the nut - opening it completely. As the man walked away the squirrel ran from cover, and up the box. He quickly ate the nut meat, then went off searching for another nut.

True story.

How does a squirrel think out a plan this complex?

Posted by: French Jeton at July 22, 2017 04:43 PM (dSF0D)

101 I want a labadoodle but that golden doodle is cool too.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 04:26 PM (IDPbH)
~~~~~

They are cool dogs and lots of fun, but beware! They've got all the smarts of a Poodle, but they stay crazy puppies for about three years like a Golden.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 04:45 PM (HiDrR)

102 Goldilocks, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

Pets, they just don't live long enough.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:46 PM (hi/I/)

103 Who do I send a picture of Tom Cat to?

He's a good kitty.

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 04:47 PM (QY6Z3)

104 Some day I have to figure out how to use Mr. Empire's camera to get a pic of Ghost (pure white cat) and Frank (miniature dachshund and pit bull mix) sleeping together. But I'm not good at cameras and that seldom happens where I can sneak up on them, so it may never happen.

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:47 PM (7zMFe)

105 Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I was lucky to have her, she really was something special.

You dread/prepare for that awful day but you are never really ready for it. It is worth it, though, absolutely. And then you jump in all over again.....

Posted by: Goldilocks at July 22, 2017 04:47 PM (zz1sH)

106 And by all means present the other side of the story. We all love our pets and want nothing but the best for them.

One of the nice things about this thread is the opportunity to learn about all things pet related.


Man, I sure don't want to hijack it either, but apropos of canine influenza, I thought I'd better post a link to the American Veterinary Medical Association's backgrounder on it:

http://tinyurl.com/k3adenr

It's written in doc-speak rather than English, but it does contain the relevant stats, info about kenneling, vaccines, symptoms, treatment, prognosis, all that good stuff-- as well as the info that canine influenza can infect kittehs, too.

I'm not necessarily urging anyone to get themselves or their puppeh vaccinated (canine influenza vaccines can't be used in kittehs)-- but the thing to know about any animal influenza is that its genetic material can mix with the genetic material of human influenza viruses and create a new human flu virus that is much nastier than the usual seasonal flu bugs.

Full disclosure-- I work as a medical writer and learned more about influenza viruses in the course of my work than I really wanted to know. It's enough to say that the last major worldwide flu pandemic, in 2009, took off when a seasonal human flu virus mixed and matched its RNA with a bird flu virus and a swine flu virus-- and the result was a flu virus that couldn't be prevented by the annual flu shots then available. The problem here is that no one can tell when human flu viruses are going to undergo another major shift because of contact with an animal influenza virus, and how severe the new bug might be. Some pandemic viruses are a lot worse than others (think 1918-1919, a killer flu that again resulted from human, bird, and swine viruses mingling their genetic materials).

I didn't mean to scare anyone by doing a CNN journalist bit-- that OMG my dog/cat can get KILLER FLU and we're ALL DOOMED!! Just to say that there is a reason why vets as well as docs who treat humans keep an eye out for any new flu virus, no matter which species of animal it infects. We not only love our pets, but we're all in this together.

My condolences to ThunderB-- I haven't lost any of my kittehs to flu, but I have lost three of them suddenly, and I know how much sudden loss hurts.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 22, 2017 04:48 PM (3C9q2)

107 99 -- not a bit! But if he weren't so far away from Texas, you can bet I'd be checking to see if I could afford him. He likes Marines, I like Navy med types -- win/win!

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:51 PM (7zMFe)

108 104 Some day I have to figure out how to use Mr. Empire's camera to get a pic of Ghost (pure white cat) and Frank (miniature dachshund and pit bull mix) sleeping together. But I'm not good at cameras and that seldom happens where I can sneak up on them, so it may never happen.
Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:47 PM (7zMFe


Have Mr. Empire to do it then. We expect a photo, pronto.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 04:52 PM (hi/I/)

109 Met the coolest dog in the shuttle back from the airport. He was a Black English Labrador, which I'd never heard of. Seemed like a short-haired, slightly smaller Newfoundland. Mellow as all get out and nice to everyone.

Posted by: t-bird at July 22, 2017 04:54 PM (zEjuG)

110 I watched the video of the cat dragging its bed upstairs, and found the Su-35 video from last night's ONT. I wish the Wright Brothers could have lived long enough to see that. Maybe they're beaming with pride up in Heaven.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 04:54 PM (sdi6R)

111 Goldendoodle is not a breed. It's a cross-breed. It's going to take many generations of breeding before the characteristics breed true, meaning right now a goldendoodle may get the best of a lab and the best of a poodle, or the worst of a lab and the worst of a poodle, or somewhere in between.

Having said that, if you find a goldendoodle that suits you, get it and enjoy. But it's not a breed.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 22, 2017 04:55 PM (QeLWM)

112 LOL -- pronto ain't going to happen. They do it often enough, but there's rarely a camera close enough to grab without waking one or the other. So just imagine a pure white cat either curled between Frank's outstretched legs, or just stretched out on top of him.

Though I'll definitely try to get you a pic, I'm not optimistic about it.

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:57 PM (7zMFe)

113 The kitty on the counter is a nice design element -- coordinates with the rest of the house.

Our neighbor kitty likes to visit our front porch and he matches my doormat. This pleases me.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 04:59 PM (ZapPq)

114 nood chess/dress pr0n

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 22, 2017 04:59 PM (OiLIO)

115 I have a Schnoodle, Schnauzer Poodle, this is my
2nd one. Both have been smart like a poodle and feisty like a schnauzer, very fund dog to have. I will try to send a picture this week.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 04:59 PM (SoJdk)

116 yes he would be in the kiddie pool with the ice too.

Your ice and beer doesn't make it not his pool.

Posted by: DaveA at July 22, 2017 05:03 PM (FhXTo)

117 112 LOL -- pronto ain't going to happen. They do it often enough, but there's rarely a camera close enough to grab without waking one or the other. So just imagine a pure white cat either curled between Frank's outstretched legs, or just stretched out on top of him.

Though I'll definitely try to get you a pic, I'm not optimistic about it.
Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:57 PM (7zMF


Well, with an attitude like that.........



Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 22, 2017 05:03 PM (hi/I/)

118 Nood.

Posted by: HH at July 22, 2017 05:04 PM (mIJBI)

119 113 The kitty on the counter is a nice design element -- coordinates with the rest of the house.

Our neighbor kitty likes to visit our front porch and he matches my doormat. This pleases me.
Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 04:59 PM (ZapPq)


There's a planter outside my workplace that's surrounded with a stone wall. Yesterday I saw a grasshopper on top of it and it was amazing how well it blended in. It was mottled shades of gray rather than green.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:05 PM (sdi6R)

120 It's clear that he doesn't recognize the Golden Scalp Weasel for what it is.

He's not so much a pet as a vehicle.

Posted by: The Golden Scalp Weasel at July 22, 2017 05:07 PM (FhXTo)

121 Cats are good for catching mice and target practice,

Posted by: grnberet at July 22, 2017 05:29 PM (9qgwW)

122 I think I want a second cat.

However, finances are not at a place right now where a second cat is a possibility.

So I go on Petfinder and look at pictures of cats I won't adopt.

/I need medication...

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 05:30 PM (aT+Bx)

123 All beautiful pets. Soft spot in my heart for black cats. I've owned two and both were absolutely awesome. Alas... may never own another cat since hubby has developed allergies. How convenient.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:30 PM (CNHr1)

124 Alas... may never own another cat since hubby has developed allergies. How convenient.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:30 PM
---

If it's in your budget, look at a Siberian. They look like a Maine Coon cat, and are pretty close to hypoallergenic.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 05:33 PM (aT+Bx)

125 My daughter just took off on a great adventure. 4 kids, 2 cats, one of which was pregnant and a hamster in a cage. She left South Carolina Thursday afternoon with this menagerie. Before 3 hours was up, the hamster had gotten out of it's cage. There's 2 cats in the car mind you.

No word on the hamster, but the momma kitty started dropping kittens this morning. Four so far and dear daughter and kids are just east of Salt Lake City on their way to Reno.

Posted by: Mike G. at July 22, 2017 05:37 PM (R5lpX)

126 Thanks shubumi but we have a Chiweenie and he's all we can handle right now. Someday though... still dreaming of that home in the country.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 05:40 PM (CNHr1)

127 Sent my kitteh pics about a month ago (I was wearing them around my neck like fur collars ) . Wondering if they got lost in the twilight zone.

Posted by: Scont at July 22, 2017 06:00 PM (wCQgc)

128 126, DeplorableJewells45.

Our family calls them "WeinerHuaHua's"!

Saw o e the other day at the vets office. Fearless little butters. Four pound dog tried my 16 pound Savannah Cat in an MMA fight of EPIC proportions! Thankfully, the cat didn't deploy his claws and just batted the little guy away. Even the dogs owner was laughing.

My dad has two mini dachshunds, billboards, but lovable.

Posted by: Lurker Bill at July 22, 2017 06:38 PM (2kn6o)

129 BTW, the ferret brings back some smiles, too.

I had one, in college, THE BEST "Pick Up Pet" EVAH!

I would put Tarzan in a mini duffle bag (with a top zipper). Wait for a cute chick to mosey on up to the campus bar, scootch myself close to her, pop the duffle onto the bar and pull the zipper back a tad...

His head would pop out and EVERY SINGLE TIME, the same words would be uttered "OH, he's so cute! Can I pet him???"

Worked EVERY TIME!

Posted by: Lurker Bill at July 22, 2017 06:47 PM (2kn6o)

130 I HATE SPELL CHECK!

Posted by: Lurker Bill at July 22, 2017 06:48 PM (2kn6o)

131 Beautiful pet moron kitties and Some Kind of Weasel. :-)

I like the unusual pets like the cutie-pie ferret... I'm surprised no one has fish, unless they feel, like my husband does, that fish are not pets but expensive decoration.

I am so sorry, Thunder B and Goldilocks, that you have lost your much-loved doggehs. This dog flu is bad; my BIL and his wife used a home service with no other pets (kind of like AirBnB for pet care) to pet sit the pooch for their vacation this year, rather than the kennel, which they have always done before, because they were very worried.

Posted by: Gem at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM (uaHyk)

132 Hadrian, If you drop in, my horseshow week has been much like you dog show week.

I must say that I would take Fin in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (aIRi3)

133 >>Had to say goodbye to God's Perfect Golden Retriever this week, she stopped eating on Tuesday, and things went downhill fast from there.
Heartbroken.

I'm very sorry. I know precious few people I like as much as any Golden I've ever met.

Lost my last boy a little over a year ago and I miss him every day. But I love the memories. We are blessed to know them for a few years and we will see them again.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 07:34 PM (/tuJf)

134 You do realize that Airplane! is actually a sort of warped remake of a 1956 movie called Zero Hour! which was a more straight air disaster flick...but then the Zuckers bolted on every absurdity possible and riffed off the recent Airport series.

Maybe that's why it works for you--it's not that a plot was bolted on to string the jokes together, it's that the jokes were bolted onto the pre-existing plot until they created a second structure.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not a damn failure at July 22, 2017 07:38 PM (66CWr)

135 JackSraw, please give Elvis a behind both ears head scratch for me.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 22, 2017 07:40 PM (aIRi3)

136 Wolfus, my wonderful cat looked just like Wolf! I miss him so.

Posted by: Alana at July 22, 2017 07:41 PM (Fxtu/)

137 >>JackSraw, please give Elvis a behind both ears head scratch for me.

Done. And thanks.

He had his first boat ride this afternoon and loved it. He's chewing on his bone right now and signing like only a hound can.

Happy dog.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 07:41 PM (/tuJf)

138 Aaaaand wrong thread. Geez, I suck at this commenting thing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not a damn failure at July 22, 2017 08:00 PM (66CWr)

139 Aaaaand wrong thread. Geez, I suck at this commenting thing...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, not a damn failure at July 22, 2017 08:00

Ahh don't worry bout it, we all do stuff like that. At least I do on occasion. LOL

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2017 08:10 PM (yJ1e6)

140
The much anticipated and controversial Dog Park opened across the river (SHV) from me last week.

Less than a week after opening, there was a terrible tragedy.

Against park rules, Mom let her 8 and 11 year olds take their little dog into the the park unchaperoned (she stayed in the car to eat her lunch).

Kids took the little dog into the big dog side inadvertently.

Sad, sad story... 4 big dogs grabbed the little one and treated it like a squeeky toy!

Mom accepts total responsibility, but where the f**k were the big dog owners?!?

My three pups have their own 10 acre 'dog park' and allow no non-introduced visitors...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at July 22, 2017 08:17 PM (4DCSq)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Trying to play it cool [KT]

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Near the end of June, Lurker Nancy sent in the photo above, with this note:

Here are some cactus blooms in my garden this morning. I got this as a cutting from an elderly neighbor in Tucson so I don't have a name for it, but we brought it with us to Peoria, AZ and it is doing quite well in its new place.

Last week in the comments, Don posted a link to his photos from a cactus show in Kansas. They mostly featured plant and spine form rather than flowers. Fascinating. Take a look around.

Here's an interesting summary if you are more into cactus flowers.

We will also have more on cactus and other desert plants later. It's monsoon season in the desert southwest.

Cucumber Nookie Review

Like tomatoes, cucumbers can be much, much better if you grow your own than if you buy them. Last week in the comments, Skip noted that his cucumber plants had lots of flowers, but not much growing from them. This started an interesting discussion on cucumber nookie. This is a more complex gardening issue than many people might imagine. Though other things (plant health, heat, irregular watering, etc) can also affect cucumber yield. Below, the three main categories of cucumbers (as far as sex is concerned) are discussed, along with some ideas for getting more quality cukes from the garden.

DIY Cucumber Nookie (SFW)

Here's an Executive Gardener who loves pickles. He has started a pickle garden in two pots. Unfortunately, there weren't a lot of bees in his Houston neighborhood in 20015 to pollinate his cucumbers. As he points out, the first step in pollinating standard cucumbers is recognizing the difference between girl cucumber flowers and boy cucumber flowers.

If you try hand-pollinating cucumbers at home, you may get better results if you pollinate the girl flowers with pollen of boy flowers from a different plant. Or get pollen from several boy flowers (from different plants) on your brush before pollinating the girl flowers.

Many standard cucumber varieties produce mostly male flowers early in the season. You may get better results if you plant more than one variety. You can choose a gynoecious variety as one of them if you want lots of cukes. Some members of The Horde are already familiar with this type of cucumber.

A fully gynoecious variety produces only female flowers and needs male flowers from another cucumber variety for pollination (unless it is also parthenocarpic). No, melon flowers won't work. Gynoecious cucumbers are kind of like the Amazons of the cucumber world. You need to import a few males in order to get the next generation. Well, your next generation of cucumber seeds, anyway.

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Story about women from a gynoecious culture

If you buy seeds for gynoecious cucumbers, they often include a few seeds of a pollinator variety that will make both male and female flowers. For home gardeners, it is handy if the seeds of the pollinator variety are dyed a bright color so you can make sure that you plant at least one of them.

Cucumbers that Don't Need No Nookie

Monika is an open-pollinated cucumber that needs no pollination to produce fruit. It does need pollination to produce seeds, however. So fruits that get pollinated will develop seeds while unpollinated fruits will have only wispy seed coats where the seeds should be.

But most parthenocarpic cucumbers are hybrids. There's a pretty thorough summary about cucumbers, from Haifa. They know something about greenhouse cucumbers there:

There are also cucumber hybrids that produce fruits without pollination. These varieties are called parthenocarpic varieties, resulting in fruits that are called 'seedless', although the fruit often contain soft, white seed coats. Such parthenocarpic fruit set also occurs naturally under the low-light, cool-night growing conditions, and short days of fall. Older plants can also produce 'super' ovaries which set fruit parthenocarpically.

Parthenocarpic varieties need to be isolated from standard varieties to prevent cross-pollination and development of fruits that do contain seeds, and may be deformed by greater growth in the pollinated area. Greenhouse cucumbers are naturally parthenocarpic.

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English Cucumber

It is true that fruit quality of some parthenocarpic varieties is dramatically reduced if they are pollinated. Particularly some of the greenhouse varieties. But some parthenocarpic varieties will produce quality fruits even if pollinated. Check if you will be growing this type of cucumber outdoors.

Cockroaches that really, really don't need no nookie

Have you ever seen a cockroach in your garden? I have seen cockroaches in a poorly-constructed compost pile, but they can also seek moisture from indoor plants. Consider that a tip for bait placement. But, of course, cockroaches do not need houseplants to be a problem indoors. They are tough critters. And now we learn this: Female American cockroaches can produce young without males.

In a few types of cockroaches, parthenogenesis is the main method of reproduction, but for common types like the American and German cockroaches, scientists view it as a last-ditch option when males aren’t around.

Now a team at Japan’s Hokkaido University says that parthenogenesis is more viable than scientists have thought for the reddish-brown American cockroach Periplaneta americana, a world-wide pest.

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American Cockroach

The team, led by entomologist Hiroshi Nishino, says the females get especially busy when they are living together in groups of three to five, perhaps because the females sense that their offspring will be safer with other cockroaches around. After producing their first egg case, containing around 16 embryos, the females in groups took just 18 days on average to produce another case, compared to 27 days for females living alone.

I find the idea of female cockroach communes to be sort of disheartening. As noted above, parthenocarpic cucumbers cannot produce seeds without a male. Reproductive advantage: cockroaches.

Garden of The Horde

Here in the San Joaquin Valley we are getting some smoke from fires to our east and our northwest. It has been really hot, with a fair amount of humidity for this area. Fortunately, one of the fires near CaliGirl is winding down, and one is out. Yay!. She has harvested her first tomatoes. Mixed heirlooms and some cherry tomatoes. Note the variety map.

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This is why she needs a variety map:

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She gets help with some crops. Part of her garden is on, you know, a farm. Here are onions and melons that were started this spring in a greenhouse.

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Include your nic unless you want to be a lurker like Nancy.

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1 If it rains, the grass grows and I have to mow the lawn.
If it doesn't rain, the grass struggles, and I have to water.
If I have to water, the grass grows and I have to mow the lawn.

Sigh.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:26 PM (aT+Bx)

2 Hi, Shibumi. Maybe you should move to the desert. Grow some cactus, like Nancy. Beautiful, isn't it?

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:28 PM (BVQ+1)

3 Between all the rain last week and all the heat this week my tomatoes are all splitting on the vine.

Harvested them all including the the green ones which I will let ripen inside. What I can salvage from the split ones are to become salsa.

Posted by: Big V at July 22, 2017 12:35 PM (qnAGA)

4 Yes, the cactus is beautful. I was going to make a note of that. However, I detest the hot weather, so really, "Alaska" is probably a better no lawn option for me.

Where is everyone? I screamed NOOD on the last thread.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:36 PM (aT+Bx)

5 My little tailless cat found a big, fat cockroach in my apartment last week. I was hoping he would kill it, but he just pawed at it like a it was toy. Had to squish the bug myself.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 12:37 PM (Zd2ZF)

6 Shibumi, if the weather elsewhere is anywhere like it is here, they are melting.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (BVQ+1)

7 Gorgeous pics!!

I have been harvesting squash, but the heat is making new growth a bit slow. Tomatoes are just now flowering, since they got a late start with the cold spring.

My dad grew cucumbers, among other things, and they were prolific. To the tune of 700 quarts of pickles. Which were horrid. Bless my precious mom, she was trying, and that was one experiment that failed miserably.

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (V+V48)

8 The spoon detail in the lower cactus photo is interesting. Don't see that kind of thing much in English gardens.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (BVQ+1)

9
Mrs. Krebs is into cacti. I am most definitely not. That is all.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (pNxlR)

10 Also, I was a little anxious when I saw the words "Cucumber Nookie Review."

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 12:40 PM (Zd2ZF)

11 Another deluge last night.

What has survived what has turned out to be the wettest growing season I have ever seen are about half-sized plants.

My cucumbers are wearing swimsuits today.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at July 22, 2017 12:45 PM (yKB8T)

12 Love those cactus flower photos. Such brilliant colors and delicate blossoms from these hard scrabble plants is amazing.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 12:50 PM (V+03K)

13 OK, I was alerted to this site by a friend, got here, dug into the gardening thread and started looking around at other posts ... now I'm a bit lost.
Where the hell is the dictionary of acronyms for this site?!
I wanna know what SWOH is.
I'm loving the hilarious nicknames; Donnie TwoScoops still has me laughing!
Thank you!!

Posted by: JustGotHere at July 22, 2017 12:55 PM (NG5TO)

14 moki at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM

Sorry about your Mom's pickles. My Mom's pickles were mostly great. Some of the old-fashioned pickles are a real challenge to make. I prefer the mush simpler refrigerator pickles, even if they don't last as long.

Love them with fresh, almost-ripe dill seed heads added to the brine.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:56 PM (BVQ+1)

15 The spinach is done for the summer. These daily temps in the high 90s shortened their season but it was delicious for a month. We're going to try a fall planting after this damn heat and humidity is done for the year.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 12:57 PM (V+03K)

16 JTB at July 22, 2017 12:50 PM

I am amazed by the delicacy of cactus flowers, too.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:58 PM (BVQ+1)

17 JustGotHere at July 22, 2017 12:55 PM

Folks on the Garden Thread may not know all the acronyms, either. Might want to try one of the open threads.

Heh.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (BVQ+1)

18 My raspberries have had an awful year. Small berries, not many at all.

I think it was too hot too fast here, and when there was rain, it was too much and over a brief period of time.

Right now, I wouldn't mind some rain, but it missed my area, so I'm probably going to have to water soon. My shrubs are getting stressed.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:01 PM (aT+Bx)

19 what SWOH is.

JustGotHere at July 22, 2017 12:55 PM

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (BVQ+1)

If you're talking about the front page sidebar, I'll guess SW Ohio.

Posted by: dDan at July 22, 2017 01:01 PM (hwYmz)

20 Most of the leaf lettuce will get used over the next week or so. What we can't use in salads Mrs. JTB can use in her wilted lettuce dish, which I love. It uses the same basic dressing as her German potato salad which should qualify as its own food group. Like the spinach, we'll try a fall planting.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM (V+03K)

21 Thank you, Ddan!
I hate asking what appear to be stupid questions, but when I don't know something, I ask. :-/

Posted by: JustGotHere at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM (NG5TO)

22
Love them with fresh, almost-ripe dill seed heads added to the brine.
Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 12:56 PM (BVQ+1)

In Warsaw, you could go to the outdoor markets, and most of the produce stands had a giant crock or barrel full of pickles-lovely, crunchy, dill/sour pickles. The stand owners would give you a glass of pickle juice to drink, if they knew you well. First timers didn't get this particular treat.

My dad's parents were Russian, and he used to drink pickle juice too. I guess it's an Eastern European thing.

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 01:04 PM (V+V48)

23 20 Most of the leaf lettuce will get used over the next week or so. What we can't use in salads Mrs. JTB can use in her wilted lettuce dish, which I love. It uses the same basic dressing as her German potato salad which should qualify as its own food group. Like the spinach, we'll try a fall planting.
Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM (V+03K)

What can we do to persuade Mrs. JTB to part with that recipe-it sounds delicious! If she didn't submit it to the cookbook, of course!

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 01:05 PM (V+V48)

24 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM

"Mrs. Krebs is into cacti".

Uh-oh. Could be a warning sign. Cacti can use Crassulacean Acid Metabolism in place of the Krebs Cycle under arid conditions.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:07 PM (BVQ+1)

25 Hi, y'all! It's been forever since I had time to hang out in this thread. Not that there'll be much hanging out; I'm supposed to be getting the house ready for company. Eh, they won't mind the dust rhinos too much.

Has anyone else noticed a curious garden phenomenon, in which all the normal plants- peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc- are fairly mediocre, and all the weird plants- dill, nasturtiums, PA Dutch crookneck squash, strange varieties of beans and carrots, etc- are growing like gangbusters? I'd say it's the crazy weather we've been having, but my garden did this last year, too. And I live in southern New England; it's not exactly a hostile climate.

I guess it doesn't matter, per se. I'll eat whatever doesn't run faster than me, and most things in the garden aren't overly mobile. But it is a bit interesting.

Posted by: right wing yankee at July 22, 2017 01:08 PM (26lkV)

26 Cursed be the ground for our sake. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us. For out of the ground we were taken, for the dust we are...and to the dust we shall return.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:10 PM (0mRoj)

27 My raspberries have had an awful year. Small berries, not many at all.



Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:01 PM (aT+Bx)

Oh, good, it's not just me. My raspberries look terrible. Maybe they don't like being mulched. Which I wouldn't have to do if the goldenrod stayed away.

Posted by: right wing yankee at July 22, 2017 01:10 PM (26lkV)

28 Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at July 22, 2017 12:45 PM

Sorry. Bet there are some folks who wish they could share that rain with you. We would take some on the fires, but we just got through some flooding from mountain run off nearby.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:11 PM (BVQ+1)

29 dDan at July 22, 2017 01:01 PM

Thanks!

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:12 PM (BVQ+1)

30 If you get a chance to look through Don's cactus photos, you might also want to take a crack at a positive ID for this milkweed species:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tancos/35636133472/

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:16 PM (BVQ+1)

31 Posted by: JustGotHere at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM (NG5TO)

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:12 PM (BVQ+1)

You're welcome, and I hope I'm right.

Posted by: dDan at July 22, 2017 01:17 PM (hwYmz)

32 I still get surprised at what a difference garden fresh stuff can make. I splurged on a beautiful piece of wild salmon, simply sautéed in butter so the center was just barely cooked. While still hot I sprinkled finely chopped dill on it and served the salmon on a bed of rice seasoned with tarragon. The herbs had been in the garden a few minutes before. Delish! Even 'fresh' herbs from the store can't come close to the vibrant taste.

An experience like this is why vegetable gardening is worth the effort.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 01:19 PM (V+03K)

33 JTB at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM

Most people don't do a lot of wilted lettuce, but it's good for leaves that are a little larger.

Someday, maybe you can repeat the recipe for the dressing for us.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:19 PM (BVQ+1)

34 23 ... Hi moki, She did submit the German Potato salad recipe to the cookbook. If it doesn't get used she will be glad to use it here and on the cooking thread.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 01:21 PM (V+03K)

35 right wing yankee at July 22, 2017 01:08 PM

Interesting. Maybe it's time to try a little crop rotation. Or some new varieties of old standard veggies.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:23 PM (BVQ+1)

36 Picked the first 2 LaRoma tomatoes and I cuke this week. My wife likes these over regular Romas as they usually are larger, these weren't.

The above discussion tells me why I have one one cuke ffrom 2 plants, I blame it on the inconsistent watering. By the time I get home on these hot days the cuke plants are already wilting. Will try to remember to water in the morn before I leave.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2017 01:24 PM (lfXAE)

37 I've picked maybe a dozen tomatoes so far, mostly from the tangerine hybrid plants, but a few celebrities. Had to pull up a tomato plant, though, because it had some kind of ick and I didn't want it to spread to the rest of the tomatoes.

Posted by: huerfano at July 22, 2017 01:26 PM (TO4Og)

38 Had to pull up a tomato plant, though, because it had some kind of ick and I didn't want it to spread to the rest of the tomatoes.
Posted by: huerfano at July 22, 2017 01:26

It might help to make sure no leaves are touching soil. In the past I've grown tomatoes without staking them w/ no problem, but lately it seems like any leaves touching the soil get the crud. So I pick them off if I can't keep them off the ground.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2017 01:30 PM (lfXAE)

39 Farmer at July 22, 2017 01:24 PM

I grew La Roma one year. Can't say I remember what it was like, though.

Cucumbers really don't like heat. Here, some people grow them in part shade. I have to choose a heat-tolerant type like Summer Dance and grow it on a trellis. And water it regularly.

Armenian cucumbers and a few related types are actually melons. They do much better in heat and are not as picky about watering.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:31 PM (BVQ+1)

40 nice that the fires by CaliGirl are winding down. What an organized garden she has ... I've heard of people like that. Her watermelon looks like what I have, dark green and round, some sort of "super sweet" iirc.

We had a week in the 90s but still OK in the shade with a breeze, if one is just sitting with a drink. But out in the sun pulling weeds ... nope.

I've had the pollination problem with my cantaloupe for some reason. All one variety, but there should be maybe 200, but I only found one. I used a little q-tip and acted like a bee for ten minutes last week, so will see if I got any new fruit. Still a lot of flowers. The watermelons next to them seem fine, but I hear cantaloupe freezes better. They say to eat the watermelon like popsicles or they become less pleasant when thawed.

Japanese beetles have finally slowed down, but many people lost most of their leaves off some fruit trees or some ornamentals. I see some brown spots and skeletonized leaves on some sycamores even, but not major defoliation. They say we didn't get a cold enough winter to kill most of them.

all good .. thanks for the garden thread KT. always enjoy your wide-ranging expertise. cheers

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2017 01:33 PM (HQuBO)

41 My 19 month old niece loves picking blackberries. According to my sister it took her about a day to understand that she's only supposed to pick the dark ones. Smart girl. She's probably not berry-picking today, though. It's hotter than Satan's armpits.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 01:35 PM (Zd2ZF)

42 There's some type of rare lizard that can reproduce without males at a State Park here in Colorado. The ranger calls them "feminist lizards."

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 01:40 PM (ZapPq)

43 Interesting. Maybe it's time to try a little crop rotation. Or some new varieties of old standard veggies.


Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:23 PM (BVQ+1)
I think you're right on trying new varieties. Because I do rotate what gets planted where. And it's not like the plants are diseased; they just fail to thrive. It's probably a matter of finding which of the zillion varieties does best in my microclimate. Good thing I like experimental plantings.

Posted by: right wing yankee at July 22, 2017 01:43 PM (26lkV)

44 I wanna know what SWOH is.
I'm loving the hilarious nicknames; Donnie TwoScoops still has me laughing!
Thank you!!
Posted by: JustGotHere at July 22, 2017 12:55 PM (NG5TO)

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A lot of posters have gained significant insight by looking up unknown terms in the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 22, 2017 01:44 PM (vIjh1)

45 My cucumbers (Persian, pickling and Japanese) are all doing well this year but I have no idea why. Getting loads of tomatoes which are my favorite. The Mortgage Lifter is amazing--things get big and are very tasty especially good for tomato and mayo sandwiches. This variety called Super Fantastic is not as big but a delicious sweet one with lovely texture. Pink Berkeley Tie Dye not nearly as prolific as last year but still tasty.

The figs are coming in and I am picking them daily so we don't get the fig beetle (EEEWWW!) infestation like we did last year.

Something is mowing down the leaves on all my peppers and unfortunately I think it's a grasshopper. I have to go out and get that stuff that kills them this week.

Luckily all those Cal wildfires are not near us in So Cal and it's been a really nice July so far!

Posted by: keena at July 22, 2017 01:45 PM (RiTnx)

46 huerfano at July 22, 2017 01:26 PM

If I remember right, "Tangerine" tomato is open pollinated and Burpee's "Sweet Tangerine" is a hybrid. One of my favorites.

Best to pull up a plant with serious ick, for sure.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:45 PM (BVQ+1)

47 Also that is a truly lovely cactus flower. I'd love to know what the name is if anyone knows it.

Posted by: keena at July 22, 2017 01:45 PM (RiTnx)

48 Right Wing Yankee, don't know if this is relevant, but so-called "easy" crops often won't grow for me.

Like radishes.

What is up with that?

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 01:46 PM (ZapPq)

49 I sometimes us WCIL for west central Illinois, so I'm guessing that is SW Ohio.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2017 01:47 PM (HQuBO)

50 Tomatoes, cukes, strawberries, dill, squash have all done well for us this year. We must have have Mexican rabbits here because they are just demolishing the peppers and leaving everything else alone.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 22, 2017 01:48 PM (vIjh1)

51 I'm working out of town on Tuesday and the wife calls. "Can you ask your garden thread friends what to do about Japanese Beetles? They're eating all of the basil!" So far her solution has been squirting them with soapy water, and letting the carcasses fall into a pan of water pour encourages les autres.

Posted by: Gordon at July 22, 2017 01:50 PM (NYYoR)

52 The neighbor's chickens have been helping to reduce the grasshopper infestation in my yard -- yay!

On the other hand, now I think I know what happened to my tarragon and parsley.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 01:50 PM (ZapPq)

53 Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 01:46 PM (ZapPq)

Weird, isn't it? I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Posted by: right wing yankee at July 22, 2017 01:50 PM (26lkV)

54 One year I planted a row of carrots. Not a peep out of them.

Next spring, there's this frilly stuff coming up among my tomatoes. Yep; carrots a year late.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 01:53 PM (ZapPq)

55 illiniwek at July 22, 2017 01:33 PM

Cantaloupe pollen is only available to bees for a few hours after the flower opens. I don't know if humidity affects this. And they set best with a LOT of bee activity.

Sorry about the Japanese beetles.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:53 PM (BVQ+1)

56 keena at July 22, 2017 01:45 PM

Figs! I hate those bugs, too.

Thanks for the tomato variety report.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 01:58 PM (BVQ+1)

57 Wish I could contribute something positive. Japanese beetles, bunnies, raccoons and location have taken the joy out of the veggie garden.
We built in a forest. Cleared enough space for a 15 x 30 foot garden. Good sun and clay soil.
800lds of cow manure, yards of soil amender and garden soil added to fix the soil.
Maybe next year after I add compost and beat back the critters.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 02:02 PM (N3JsI)

58 Gordon at July 22, 2017 01:50 PM

I wish I knew something really effective for Japanese beetles. The best I can do is to suggest decoy plants that they like better, then blasting the bugs while they are on those plants.

Anybody have a report on the disease spores or organisms you're supposed to spread over lawns to kill the grubs?

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:03 PM (BVQ+1)

59 Have two winter squash varieties coming up (Long Pie Pumpkin and Papalote Ranch Cushaw ), plus okra and yellow watermelon. Monsoon season in the desert southwest is an awesome time to be growing vegetables.

Posted by: AzDesertRat at July 22, 2017 02:03 PM (3lGSs)

60 i bought potted rosemary and thyme today. any advice on planting them tomorrow?

Posted by: redclay at July 22, 2017 02:06 PM (nVN5G)

61 On the positive side, we have lots of peaches and nectarines in the Valley now. July Elbertas in the garden. Super-sweet peaches and nectarines at the farmers' stands. Peaches take some heat.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:06 PM (BVQ+1)

62 Redclay, I'm not the best expert, but I believe they require well-draining soil and not too much fertilizer.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 02:07 PM (ZapPq)

63 redclay at July 22, 2017 02:06 PM

If they have been living in shade and you are planting them in sun, you might want to gradually expose them to more sun over a few days.

Otherwise, untangle the roots gently and plant in well-drained soil. Preferably in the evening. Firm the soil up, Water well.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:08 PM (BVQ+1)

64 Thanks for the cucumber info KT. Mine are just flowering now and I think I will try the hand pollinating method shown in the video for my picklers. Maybe my winter squash as well. Summer squash and slicing cukes seem to be plentiful enough without having to do that. I want more of the stuff I'm going to preserve.

Here in SE Michigan I picked the first of the bush beans this week. Looks like we will be having enough for fresh beans daily and some extra to freeze. This year we planted Dragon's Tongue and Royalty Purple pod so they would be easy for the grandson to spot the ripe ones. He helped with the planting and is fairly excited to see his results. The pole beans are coming along although no flowers yet and the corn is about 4 feet tall. I never did corn before, but I thought it would be fun for the kid to watch since it grows so fast and so tall. He already wants to know if we can make a corn maze. Sure kid, 3 rows of 12 plants each - hope he doesn't get lost. If the corn amounts to nothing much at least he will have been amused. I assume the critters will steal it all.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 22, 2017 02:09 PM (RfzVr)

65 Rosemary and thyme do best in morning sun and afternoon shade.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 22, 2017 02:10 PM (89T5c)

66 redclay at July 22, 2017 02:06 PM

And if you really have redclay with poor drainage, might want to build a mini raised bed for them - a little frame to put their roots above grade.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:10 PM (BVQ+1)

67 AzDesertRat at July 22, 2017 02:03 PM

There's a recipe for cooking Cushaw squash at Sand Hill Preservation Center. Is your variety as pretty as some of the others?

I think your second winter squash is in the butternut family. I think they tend to be a little more heat tolerant than the other "pumpkin" species.

Good luck with your garden.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:14 PM (BVQ+1)

68 Thanks Emmie and KT.




66
redclay at July 22, 2017 02:06 PM

And if you really have redclay
with poor drainage, might want to build a mini raised bed for them - a
little frame to put their roots above grade.


Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:10 PM (BVQ+1)
The ground outside is like trying to dig thru a brick wall.
Picked 2 different rosemary plants. I just remember the unkillable monster rosemary outside my Mommas kitchen. Used some about everyday. My parents passed and we sold the house. Still climb over the fence and saw off a limb or 2. I'm planting to keep myself out of jail.

Posted by: redclay at July 22, 2017 02:18 PM (nVN5G)

69 cfo mom at July 22, 2017 02:09 PM

Dragon's Tongue and Royalty Purple Pod are great varieties if they are suited to your climate. The purple ones may be less attractive to bean beetles where this pest is a problem. And they are fun for kids.

Best of luck with your grandson and corn. Sounds like some work.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:18 PM (BVQ+1)

70 redclay at July 22, 2017 02:18 PM

We have big rosemary plants here as landscaping shrubs. Planted when we were surrounded by vacant fields because they are gopher resistant.

The one near our porch is a different variety and has the best flavor for cooking.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:21 PM (BVQ+1)

71 Mr Aspirin Factory at July 22, 2017 02:10 PM

I think their sun/shade tolerance depends on the climate. Rosemary takes a lot of sun here, and it is pretty hot in summer. They got a good start before hot weather, though.

I have never planted thyme here. But I think it also needs good drainage.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:24 PM (BVQ+1)

72 Thanks, KT, for the beetle advice. I think there's not a lot more to be done other than blast 'em.

Posted by: Gordon at July 22, 2017 02:25 PM (NYYoR)

73 We picked our first cucumbers yesterday, about 6. It looks like we'll have have at least a peck by tomorrow and possibly much more, at least within the next few days.

We only grow pickling cucumbers, but we eat them as table cukes also. They are more flavorful than salad cukes the skins are more tender, and they are less seedy when picked before they start to swell past two to two amd a half inches.

We have grown Regal from Harris seed for many years now and have had very good luck, both transplanted and directly seeded. It is a gyneaceous variety. We don't seem to have many bees, but there are many other small pollinators around. Fruit set is always good. We also have good luck with all sorts of melons, but they are more picky about soil type than cucumbers, preferring sandier soil (at least in our experience.) We live in neOH.

Summer squash is doing well and very productive. Tomatoes are health and setting fruit, and a couple of the earlier small tomatoes are starting to ripen. I don't think it will be a bumper crop of tomatoes due to a late start followed by hot and dry. We seem to be into another hot, dry spell, but we got one third inch of rain this morning which means I can go a few more days before watering. All aroud us have had flash flooding. Go figure. Will dig up garlic this evening.

As always, good luck everyone!

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 02:29 PM (lIZQs)

74 73 bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 02:29 PM (lIZQs)


Do you just do refrigerator pickles or do you do traditional canned ones? I was wondering how many picklers one should plant in order to have enough to make traditional canning a possibility. If I only end up with 8 or 10 cukes a day, that's not really enough to bring out the canner but it's more refrigerator pickles than my family would ever eat before we're sick of them.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 22, 2017 02:39 PM (RfzVr)

75 "Anybody have a report on the disease spores or organisms you're supposed to spread over lawns to kill the grubs? Posted by: KT

I'd have to look into that and the whole life cycle thing. But reading up on spraying Sevin (carbaryl) I saw it stated that it would work even when washed down into the soil, on the new grubs I presume.

One lawn guy on YouTube pulled up some sod and said don't look for just the big white ones, and he showed many more newly hatched out "babies". And in this video (link below) the guy (in Maine) mentions HB nematodes as an organic option, but said results are more spotty.

I use a "Herculex" bt variety for corn that works on corn root worm, but I don't know of anything like that for Japanese beetle. The guy that farms for me (also happens to grow a lot of melons) had to go out and run over his soybeans to spray again for the Jap' beetles. We haven't ever had that kind of problem that I know of ... could be a huge issue if we don't get a real cold winter, or maybe that won't be enough.

I did see some bees out on my white clover in the yard, but I'm guessing all the Sevin spraying has maybe knocked out some bees as well, just when it seemed that "beecopalypse" thing was getting better. But that is just my local experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEUfoW1Yrz8

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2017 02:41 PM (HQuBO)

76 47 keena at July 22, 2017 01:45 PM

My best guess is Echinopsis [Trichocereus] huascha.

Posted by: Don at July 22, 2017 02:41 PM (0yuZ3)

77 Out of curiosity, is there a 'prepper' aspect to the thread members' interest in gardening, at least a little? There is for me, although it is a very small part. Still, there is a minor satisfaction in knowing how to grow some foods.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 02:42 PM (V+03K)

78 bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 02:29 PM

Sounds like your garden is doing well. The Harris blurb for Regal doesn't mention fresh use. Does the skin get bitter in hot weather?

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:47 PM (BVQ+1)

79 Too late to fix now I guess, but can anyone help me with why my tomato plants turn yellow then brown then dry up and die. Is it too much water? Or do I have some sort of disease ridden plants? Every year same thing. Grow big full and put out tomatoes then before anything starts to ripen. Boom yellow death. Any ideas would be welcome and I'll try it next year cause these plants are toast.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at July 22, 2017 02:49 PM (gECZB)

80 JTB at July 22, 2017 02:42 PM

Yes, I would say there is a "prepper" aspect. Note the 'Monika" cucumber link. You could keep some seeds in the freezer for emergencies even if you normally plant a hybrid.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:51 PM (BVQ+1)

81 FtWorthMike at July 22, 2017 02:49 PM

Could be too much water or could be a soil disease. Have you tried varieties with resistance to the usual soil diseases?

If the plants die all at once, could also be a wind-borne blight. What region do you live in? What time of year do you plant?

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:55 PM (BVQ+1)

82 Pet thread is Nood.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at July 22, 2017 02:58 PM (Ckg4U)

83 " is there a 'prepper' aspect to the thread members' interest in gardening, at least a little? JTB

yeah definitely for me, though I don't anticipate the total break down of society some do. I just enjoy having everything I need on hand for that feeling of independence. I'm much less enthusiastic about doing all the real work involved in processing everything I grow, so the raccoons and birds get a full share. But feeling self sufficient is its own reward perhaps.

I have all the hardware to make wine and beer also, yet just don't get around to it very often. But feeling self sufficient is its own reward. I guess.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2017 03:01 PM (HQuBO)

84 77
Out of curiosity, is there a 'prepper' aspect to the thread members'
interest in gardening, at least a little? There is for me, although it
is a very small part. Still, there is a minor satisfaction in knowing
how to grow some foods.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 02:42 PM (V+03K)


For me, somewhat. I like having canned stuff on hand for winter when I don't want to go out in the cold to the store. Glad that if times get rough I already know how to grow food without the learning curve a first time gardener would have and knowing I already have seeds and don't have to buy any (if they are even available in a worst case scenario).I also like growing things that if SHTF the marauders would not recognize as food. Everyone would recognize a tomato plant or a cornfield but not so many would know I was growing potatoes, carrots or beets. They also would probably not notice collard greens, kale or spinach growing among my weeds.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 22, 2017 03:02 PM (RfzVr)

85 KT. I live in FtWorth Tx. Usually plant end of March. Used various kinds. Got this years supposedly able to take the heat and they did produce here in June and July. Didn't see any type of disease proof ones but really didn't look too hard was concentrating on beating the heat. Guess that's what I'll try next year. Not depending on these. Just a hobby and like a fresh tomato from the backyard in the summer.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at July 22, 2017 03:07 PM (gECZB)

86 84 77
Out of curiosity, is there a 'prepper' aspect to the thread members'
interest in gardening, at least a little? There is for me, although it
is a very small part. Still, there is a minor satisfaction in knowing
how to grow some foods.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 02:42 PM (V+03K)


For me, somewhat. I like having canned stuff on hand for winter when I don't want to go out in the cold to the store. Glad that if times get rough I already know how to grow food without the learning curve a first time gardener would have and knowing I already have seeds and don't have to buy any (if they are even available in a worst case scenario).I also like growing things that if SHTF the marauders would not recognize as food. Everyone would recognize a tomato plant or a cornfield but not so many would know I was growing potatoes, carrots or beets. They also would probably not notice collard greens, kale or spinach growing among my weeds.
Posted by: cfo mom at July 22, 2017 03:02 PM (RfzVr)


Same here. I grew up on a farm with beef cattle, and a two acre produce patch, as well as cash crops. I should have learned a lot more about the process, now that I have started my own garden. I just remember picking rows of beans, okra and squash in blazing Texas heat, so that colored the process for me a bit. Now, I relish it.

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 03:11 PM (V+V48)

87 Starting to get cucumbers, may have 1 to eat in couple of days, lots of tomatoes but no ripe ones yet. Have been getting leaf lettuce but not sure how much longer they will be good with the hot weather. And green/wax beans are growing and have flowers so hopefully will be having them every night as I have a dozen plants.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:11 PM (9g/6M)

88 FtWorthMike at July 22, 2017 03:07 PM

In your climate, you may be able to get a fall crop. I think they usually use one of the smaller determinate varieties. Try planting in a container with new, soilless planter mix. At least 5 gallons.

You might also try some shade cloth or afternoon shade for your spring tomatoes.

Good luck.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 03:12 PM (BVQ+1)

89 Thanks for the responses about 'prepper'. I agree. Not especially worried about defending the 4'x12' garden from the ravening masses but there is a satisfaction in learning and exercising that knowledge. And seed saving or pollinating non-hybrids, etc. can be fun.

We'll gladly can/preserve any excess from the garden, if it happens. But we already started discussing what iron rations we'll need to buy for the hurricane season and winter pantry.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 03:13 PM (V+03K)

90 Skip at July 22, 2017 03:11 PM

Yay! a cucumber! Do you think you were just getting mostly male blossoms at first (as is normal)?

Fresh green beans from the garden are the best.


Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 03:15 PM (BVQ+1)

91 I have been having leaf lettuce ( out of a dozen plants) about 2 out of 3 days. I do not cut all the leaves off but wife did on 1 and hasn't had any more but then need rain so maybe. I water from my barrel but its just to keep them alive in the 90 degree weather.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:16 PM (9g/6M)

92 Thanks KT. I'll try that this year. Hopefully next winter I'll remember to look for disease resistant ones.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at July 22, 2017 03:18 PM (gECZB)

93 There are a few starting ( cucumbers) but at lunch today a co-worker said he has been getting lots already. I could eat fresh green beens every night.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:18 PM (9g/6M)

94 cfo - I only do refrigerator pickles now, but have canned many in the past when all the kids were living at home. Our cucumber patch is about 15 feet long, planted in a row. This gives enough for both refrigerator and canned if we want. Again, we grow the gynaceous type and they are very productive. They are planted on low hills and mulched with straw chaff.

KT - The garden is doing better than it should, so thank God for that. It has been more work and worry this yeat than usual. We learned to accept that not everything will do well every year, but it all seems to even out. For example, we won't get any corn this year, and green beans I will make one more try by sprouting and putting in small containers before transplanting into the garden when first true leaves start to appear. This has worked before. Everyone seems to have no problems growing beans, but it seems we struggle almost every year lately. We used to alway put some diazinon in the seed row, but this has been banned, so I suspect we have little root maggots or fungus unfriendly to beans.

The pickling cucumber do not get tough or bitter skins in hot weather. They only get bitter late in the season with cool nights, and usually on the blossom end.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 03:22 PM (lIZQs)

95 Oh, and had 1 spaghetti squash which I thought looked ready but wife said it was green inside so will let the next ones on longer.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:24 PM (9g/6M)

96 bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 03:22 PM

There is a corn seed maggot that thrives in highly organic soils. Could be what is attacking your green bean seeds. Pre-sprouting indoors can be one answer.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 03:32 PM (BVQ+1)

97 Skip at July 22, 2017 03:24 PM

I prefer spaghetti squash before it is fully ripe, especially if you plan to put sauce on it. Boil it up and eat it.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 03:33 PM (BVQ+1)

98 94 Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 03:22 PM (lIZQs)

Thank you. That gives me a basis for how many I should plan to plant. We'll see how the yield is this year and adjust from there. Never paid any attention to the gynaceous or not stuff, but I will be looking at that.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 22, 2017 03:34 PM (RfzVr)

99 I need to investigate growing snap peas for the future garden, both for any supports they need and if they do okay in my area. I love the stuff and can eat them by the pound.

Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 03:39 PM (V+03K)

100 KT: "you might also want to take a crack at a positive ID for this milkweed species"

Looks like Asclepias tuberosa to me. I have several growing in a perennial bed except that they are covered in oleander aphids (Aphis nerii). I've sicced the lady beetles on them so there's a pretty good feeding frenzy going on.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2017 03:41 PM (H8S+R)

101 My wife did cook up the spaghetti squash, I prefer straight yellow Squash

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:49 PM (9g/6M)

102 FtWorthMike: "Too late to fix now I guess, but can anyone help me with why my tomato plants turn yellow then brown then dry up and die..."

Spider mites? They're really tiny but can do heavy damage quickly in summer heat.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2017 03:50 PM (H8S+R)

103 70
redclay at July 22, 2017 02:18 PM

We have big rosemary plants
here as landscaping shrubs. Planted when we were surrounded by vacant
fields because they are gopher resistant.

The one near our porch is a different variety and has the best flavor for cooking.


Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 02:21 PM (BVQ+1)

they are arp and bbq, just ordered tuscan blue.

Posted by: redclay at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM (nVN5G)

104 I have tomatoes in pots. I went with Stupice and a couple of cherry tomatoes. I might actually get a few tomatoes this year. It hasn't been all that hot but is finally in the 80s.

I bought herbs and planted two big pots. I'm happy that the lemon verbena is doing well. I put a leaf of that and mint into ice water. Really hoping to get moved and put in a real garden.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 22, 2017 03:58 PM (Lqy/e)

105 KT: "Anybody have a report on the disease spores or organisms you're supposed to spread over lawns to kill the grubs?"

Beneficial nematodes (Heterohabditis bacteriophora)

They only go after the soil dwelling stages (grubs) of the beetle. Apply them when you can get some relatively moist soil and when the sun is essentially not shining. I apply them after a day or afternoon of rain, just prior to sunset, and then lightly water them in again. They are quite photosensitive and extremely small (microscopic). Evening applications give them the best opportunity to find and burrow through the soil to safety.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2017 04:03 PM (H8S+R)

106 There is a line of thunderstorms heading for eastern Pennsylvania, going to go out and make sure plants are staked up

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 04:03 PM (9g/6M)

107 100: Looks like Asclepias tuberosa to me.

I think it looks like Asclepias curassavica. The bicolor is so . . . bicolor.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 04:06 PM (BVQ+1)

108 redclay at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM

Aarp is a famous cultivar and bbq sounds like a culinary variety. The ones out in our yard were unnamed, planted for shape. Their fragrance is kind of pine-y.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 04:09 PM (BVQ+1)

109 Notsothoreau at July 22, 2017 03:58 PM

Stupice is sometimes cut back in the desert to re-grow in the fall. Said to make primo tomoato juice. The lemon verbena sounds fun.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 04:11 PM (BVQ+1)

110 Skip at July 22, 2017 03:49 PM

I prefer straight yellow squash if you are eating it as "squash". I like immature spaghetti squash better than the mature kind if you are pretending you are eating pasta with sauce.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 04:13 PM (BVQ+1)

111 AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2017 04:03 PM

Thanks. Japanese beetles sound terrible.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 04:14 PM (BVQ+1)

112 "Too late to fix now I guess, but can anyone help me with why my tomato plants turn yellow then brown then dry up and die..."


I have had this problem with peppers, and it turned out that they were just too root bound when the plants were transplanted.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 04:15 PM (lIZQs)

113 And thanks for the earleir cactus ID, Don.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 04:17 PM (BVQ+1)

114 Looking on the weather site the storms are going to miss me, the garden really could use the rain

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 04:21 PM (9g/6M)

115 KT - We have lime to put in the garden but never got around to it because too wet, then other things to do. Maybe this fall. If what you say is happening to me ( organic/acid) this could help, right?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 04:21 PM (lIZQs)

116 Where are you at skip, because I just noticed the same thing you were looking at.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 04:26 PM (lIZQs)

117 Western Mont Co

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 04:57 PM (9g/6M)

118 Definitely going to get some rain,

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 05:27 PM (9g/6M)

119 My oldest went to Seton Hill, so I've at least driven by the area. I'm about 10 mi east of Akron.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 05:29 PM (lIZQs)

120 We would pick up sausage at DeLallo's on the way home.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 05:32 PM (lIZQs)

121 There ard a few fairly close to me.
Its coming down in buckets

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 05:41 PM (9g/6M)

122 Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 03:39 PM (V+03K)

We grew some sugar snap peas and sno peas this spring after I learned to plant them when it's still cold. They produced until the heat killed em a couple of weeks ago. I think you need to plant a lot of seeds to satisfy those of us who love them, tho.

Our trellis is a nylon string net that was just a few bucks, tied onto a structure made of 3 conduit pipes, screwed together with connectors. You can pound them into the ground or screw straps to hold them against wood. It's cool to lean 2 together. These have lasted several years.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 22, 2017 05:50 PM (GzDYP)

123 Glad to see CaliGirl's entire garden was not killed by ash fall!!

I'm sorry, everybody. I'm just too tired, returning from an 11-day trailer trip - too much laundry piled in the fireplace room, too much food to put away (all over the kitchen currently), too much mess to clean up - and a huge grocery run, in our July heat, leaving even more stuff to put away.

Plus we took only a very short garden walk this morning. The little I can remember: one potato "pot" looks bad - corn's tall - one zucchini looks very sick - green bush beans starting to produce - spring red raspberries gone - snow pea plants burned out - blueberry bushes look bad - cantaloupe vines have covered the remaining spring carrots.

Brain just shorted out. Time to stop.

Posted by: Pat* at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM (qC1ju)

124 I need to investigate growing snap peas for the future garden, both for any supports they need and if they do okay in my area. I love the stuff and can eat them by the pound.
Posted by: JTB at July 22, 2017 03:39

We had some decent production from snap peas, esp considering hot hot it has been lately they are still producing. Maybe because they are shaded in the garden.

Had a couple of great stir-frys w/ them, around here they are hard to find in the store anymore for some reason.

We're in 5a, cusp of 5b, not sure where you are in PA but maybe similar growing conditions.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2017 08:42 PM (yJ1e6)

125 bergerbilder at July 22, 2017 04:21 PM

The impression I get is that those corn seed maggots (seedcorn maggots) love soil conditions that are great for plants. Lots of organic matter in the soil. Not sure if the pH makes a big difference. They attack large seeds in addition to corn.

Summary from Purdue:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y7hfhtaw




Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 09:48 PM (BVQ+1)

126
redclay at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM

The rosemary cultivar is Arp. Sorry.

Also, don't plant the thyme too close to the rosemary if you want permanent plantings. The rosemary will overwhelm the thyme.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 09:50 PM (BVQ+1)

127 Pat* at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM

Glad you got home safely. Get some rest.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 09:52 PM (BVQ+1)

Thread before the Gardening Thread: Feeling Good with Other People's Money (State Edition) [KT]

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Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Great. It looks like the State of California is bailing out Tesla. "Tesla will soon hit the limit of the federal tax rebates . . . . "

It's not like things are going well enough in California that the government can afford to bail out billionaires. Could this be a case of escapism, as suggesting by VDH? State government distracting itself from its real problems?

Was it here that I first read that Elon Musk is today's P.T. Barnum? Great showman. Great at suckering folks into giving him money, too. But in the case of Barnum, it was generally their own money.

And how about those politicians in Illinois? I don't think their state finances are in the best shape. But they evidently have a lot of faith in the finances of their citizens:

Part of the reason the United States has the highest health costs of any nation is because of the added costs of onerous government regulation. Illinois, for example, lists 18 pages of required benefits for private insurance plans that covers everything from alcoholism to infertility, all at government-mandated levels, with high compliance costs added in. Ironically, in contrast, the Canadian single-payer system offers at most limited coverage for mental care, dental care, eye care, prescription drugs, and a whole lot more.

What are your state officials doing to feel good at your expense?

Are you doing something to feel good at your own expense this weekend?

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1 FIRST????

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:01 AM (/qEW2)

2 In

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:01 AM (Rndb7)

3 Damn! I read it twice!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:01 AM (Rndb7)

4 We thank you, O Lord (and KT), for this new thread.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 11:02 AM (v0wHy)

5

Can we send Detroit to California?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2017 11:02 AM (Wz9PZ)

6 Why is first so important? Am I that needy? Is my life that empty?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:03 AM (Rndb7)

7 Are you doing something to feel good at your own expense this weekend?

I almost did earlier this week.

Posted by: O.J. at July 22, 2017 11:03 AM (UYwDL)

8 I like the title "Thread Before the Gardening Thread". "Thread Beneath the Gardening Thread" always seemed so othering, like some insensitive bigot was gardensplaining that we people of non-garden are lesser human beings. It was really triggering to me, and led to panic attacks and overconsumption of pancakes. So glad I don't have to sue.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:04 AM (/qEW2)

9
What are your state officials doing to feel good at your expense?


State and federal guaranteed(?) loans back in '09-'10 to the former GM plant in Newport, DE to convert it to an electric car manufacturing facility run by Fiskars. Did not come to pass, of course, and yet no accounting of who, what, where, when and why has never been forthcoming.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 11:04 AM (pNxlR)

10 I laugh at CA's demise. Except like locusts they will migrate to other states.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:04 AM (Rndb7)

11 Present CA company excluded.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:05 AM (Rndb7)

12 Teh Dowager Emptress of Chappaqua must feel like shit today that qxyze's not commissioning the bad-assest naval vessel on Earth right now...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 22, 2017 11:05 AM (e9G8E)

13 TOP TWENTY

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 11:07 AM (hMwEB)

14 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:04 AM (/qEW2)

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 11:07 AM (hMwEB)

15 Heidi says an ette got banned. Cliff notes version? Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:08 AM (Rndb7)

16 Th?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 11:08 AM (KjEi7)

17 15>> I think SMFH and L'elle had a spat and SMFH let loose on her. Musta rubbed someone the wrong way and she got the banhammer.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 11:11 AM (KjEi7)

18 Blog is broke?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:11 AM (Rndb7)

19 Good morning fellow morons!!

I hope you are all having a great weekend!!!

Living in Virginia, there is plenty that is done with tax money for other people's benefit, but I think my favorite poor spending is the recently incarcerated mayor of City of Fairfax's removal of low income housing to build luxury townhomes and condos to increase tax revenues in order to pay for an influx of illegals and Syrian refugees.

Oh, and he was incarcerated for selling meth for sex at a gay orgy.

But he's a Democrat, so it's totally okay.

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 11:12 AM (V+V48)

20 Can we send Detroit to California?
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What did we ever do to you?

Sure, our 12 residents voted 12,000 times for Hillary, but the rest of the state cancelled us out, so why the hard feelings?

Posted by: detroit at July 22, 2017 11:12 AM (aT+Bx)

21 Still unbearably hot and humid here (No Ill), several rivers are waaaay past flood stages, my backyard is a jungle, and my two lawn mowers are not working. Since my engine skills are on a par with my cooking skills, I am defeated.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 11:12 AM (MIKMs)

22 17 15>> I think SMFH and L'elle had a spat and SMFH let loose on her. Musta rubbed someone the wrong way and she got the banhammer.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 11:11 AM (KjEi7)

Thanks. What thread? ONT?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:13 AM (Rndb7)

23 Heidi says an ette got banned. Cliff notes version? Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:08 AM (Rndb7)


Best not to speak of it. If it spills into the Pet Thread, I'll be pissed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 11:13 AM (v0wHy)

24 >>>What are your state officials doing to feel good at your expense?

ugh. I don't think they're doing it to "feel good". I'm suspicious and think that kickbacks may be involved.

We make police officers wear body cams. I think we need to force politicians to wear body cams and mikes 24/7. We could abolish maybe 10 federal agencies and use the savings to start an ethics compliance agency, whose job it would be to monitor financial transactions of all politicians, and post them on a website where anyone could see them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:14 AM (/qEW2)

25
23 Heidi says an ette got banned. Cliff notes version? Anyone? Bueller?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:08 AM (Rndb7)

Best not to speak of it. If it spills into the Pet Thread, I'll be pissed.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 11:13 AM (v0wHy)


Agreed. Just drop it, please.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 11:15 AM (pNxlR)

26 23 Heidi says an ette got banned. Cliff notes version? Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:08 AM (Rndb7)

Best not to speak of it. If it spills into the Pet Thread, I'll be pissed.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 11:13 AM (v0wHy)

Groovy. Good advice. Lets not beat our heads against a dead horse.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:15 AM (Rndb7)

27 Love, don't hate.
Love.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:15 AM (ANIFC)

28 So, according to Gateway Pundit, Mueller is now trying to flip Manafort against Trump.

Really sick of all this. They want Trump in jail, and will stop at nothing.

Can someone please investigate Robert Mueller?

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 11:16 AM (aT+Bx)

29 Are you doing something to feel good at your own expense this weekend?

Yes. I'm not doing yard work. I did that last weekend, and I'm at the point in the summer where the grass isn't growing so fast, and it looks fine now.

Of course, it it rains next weekend, all bets are off.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 11:16 AM (sdi6R)

30 The asshats in Seattle rammed through Regional Transit III which taxes car owners in 4 counties to pay for a rail system expansion that, you guessed it, helps Seattle. The current transit plan supports about 1% of all commuters.
And Seattle socialists just love their own version of The Dig, already years behind and billions over cost.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2017 11:18 AM (0tfLf)

31 Oh, and another thing, my youngest fell asleep on the couch this am after her overnight shift, and her snoring is EPIC. She also brought home a box of some kind of generic fruit snacks called 'Smilies' that look uncomfortably like Kaboom!. I am doomed -- the weeds and stuff are taking over my house and my only relatively healthy body in the house is snoring away.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 11:18 AM (MIKMs)

32
What are your state officials doing to feel good at your expense?


A recent recommendation from a "blue ribbon panel" has been implemented whereby anybody receiving prescription opiates can no longer have them prescribed by their PCP, but must instead go through a "pain management clinic". In as egregious a case of rent seeking as I have ever seen, the members of the "blue ribbon panel" were overwhelmingly members of...

...wait for it...

..."pain management clinics".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 11:18 AM (pNxlR)

33 Are you doing something to feel good at your own expense this weekend?
---

Only checking my email once in the am and once in the pm.

Which is HUGE since I typically work all weekend.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 11:19 AM (aT+Bx)

34 Are you doing something to feel good at your own expense this weekend?

Christ on a bicycle, I'm at a dog show. I don't go to one to "feel good". I go so that Her Majesty can kick my ass all day, same as the last one and same as the next.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 11:19 AM (v0wHy)

35 Why is first so important? Am I that needy? Is my life that empty?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob


YES!!! Duh??? Seriously, I've seen people on lots of blogs declare "first". It makes me worry that we aren't really that far apart from the animals. We still have all of these irrational, primitive drives. Obviously, all the firsties in the world are of no measurable benefit - I realize that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:20 AM (/qEW2)

36 When i was a kid, NoVa was repub and conserv.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 22, 2017 11:20 AM (Udnmn)

37 Lets not beat our heads against a dead horse.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:15 AM


Are goats ok?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Achmed bin McAbdullyface at July 22, 2017 11:21 AM (UYwDL)

38 I asked for the 21st off, and got it.

Today I am going to try to scope out some good spots to watch an eclipse.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 11:22 AM (mkDpn)

39 ...wait for it...

..."pain management clinics".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 11:18 AM (pNxlR)

Yeah. Here in AZ in healthcare, the 'in' folks are pushing for new 'certfication' equirements and 'licensing' designed to keep others out. And destroy any competition.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:23 AM (Rndb7)

40 Obviously, all the firsties in the world are of no measurable benefit
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:20 AM


You always remember your First.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 11:23 AM (UYwDL)

41 When your healthcare regs are worse than Canada, somethings wrong. Illinuzeula is doing a fantastic job of violating themselves with progressively larger anal intruders. Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri all have ad campaigns urging alienated Illinoisans to move.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 22, 2017 11:26 AM (ty7RM)

42 Today I am going to try to scope out some good spots to watch an eclipse.

My company is giving away cardboard/mylar glasses with which to view the eclipse. Hopefully it's not cloudy. Supposedly every hotel room in the hwy. 44 corridor is sold out, it's a bigger deal than I thought.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 22, 2017 11:29 AM (ty7RM)

43 36 When i was a kid, NoVa was repub and conserv.
Posted by: SFGoth at July 22, 2017 11:20 AM (Udnmn)

Those days are long gone. It's almost totally blue around here.

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 11:29 AM (V+V48)

44 39
Yeah. Here in AZ in healthcare, the 'in' folks are pushing for new 'certfication' equirements and 'licensing' designed to keep others out. And destroy any competition.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:23 AM (Rndb7)


As Karl Denninger repeatedly says, that right there is the heart of the health care problem: Anti-competitive practices that could easily be addressed by applying existing antitrust laws.

Neither Obamacare nor Repubicare does anything about that.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 11:29 AM (sdi6R)

45 let the sleeping shit lie...

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 11:30 AM (hMwEB)

46 Oh, and he was incarcerated for selling meth for sex at a gay orgy.

But he's a Democrat, so it's totally okay.

Posted by: moki


Been noticing a lot of homosexual mayors popping up lately: Seattle (Ed Murray, molestor), Houston (Anise Parker, harassment enabler) and now Scott Silverthorne (sounds like an LOTR character). I guess this is a new fad or something.


Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:30 AM (/qEW2)

47 6 Why is first so important? Am I that needy? Is my life that empty?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 22, 2017 11:03 AM (Rndb7)

All lives are empty, devoid of meaning and purpose. The best we can hope for is comfort and occasional amusement before returning to the uncaring void of the universe.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:32 AM (ywNoU)

48 Neither Obamacare nor Repubicare does anything about that.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 11:29 AM (sdi6R)

Unfortunately a simple repeal, as alluring as that sounds, won't fix what ails American medicine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 11:32 AM (wYseH)

49 Scott Silverthorne (sounds like an LOTR character). I guess this is a new fad or something.


Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:30 AM (/qEW2)

Ding ding ding!!!

He was a twice divorced guy, son of some big general, and a BMOC when he was in high school. He was elected mayor several times, and drove the city budge into 194 million dollar debt. And the people here would elect him again, if given the choice.

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 11:32 AM (V+V48)

50 45 let the sleeping shit lie...

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 11:30 AM (hMwEB)

My thought exactly.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:33 AM (ywNoU)

51 Scott Silverthorne (sounds like an LOTR character). I guess this is a new fad or something.

-----

His gay pron name is Scott Silverthorne

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:33 AM (ANIFC)

52
His gay pron name is Scott Silverthorne
Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:33 AM (ANIFC)


Nice one.

Posted by: moki at July 22, 2017 11:34 AM (V+V48)

53 What ails American medicine is the federal government and insurance companies. Ocare is not health care, it's insurance.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 11:34 AM (N3JsI)

54 Are you doing something to feel good at your own expense this weekend?

Working on garden tractors, restoring and prepping for winter. Scrounged some suitcase weights (barn and garage finds) and today we are driving among the the cows and hayfields to get some more parts.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 11:36 AM (di1hb)

55 Broke 100 !!

Posted by: socalcon at July 22, 2017 11:36 AM (WAnre)

56 Was it here that I first read that Elon Musk is today's P.T. Barnum? Great showman. Great at suckering folks into giving him money, too. But in the case of Barnum, it was generally their own money.

I'll bet there is a niche market out there for programmers who can construct phony modelling software for people like Elon Musk or Michael E. Mann to "prove" to bureaucrats and backers that their schemes are profitable/necessary. And they're so byzantine, like Andrew Fastow's accounting books, that no one bothers to find out what is actually going on.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:37 AM (/qEW2)

57 38 I asked for the 21st off, and got it.

Today I am going to try to scope out some good spots to watch an eclipse.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 11:22 AM (mkDpn)


Nice! I'm a few hundred miles away from the path of totality but have no plans to travel. If I was going to go, I should have made plans and booked reservations about a year ago.

It's a crapshoot, though, because it could turn out to be cloudy on eclipse day. Still, I'm sure it's worth making the effort.

I remember the 1994 annular eclipse that went across the US. Where I am, it was about 90% partial, so the sun was a thin crescent. The temperature dropped noticeably around the time of maximum eclipse.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 11:37 AM (sdi6R)

58 53 What ails American medicine is the federal government and insurance companies. Ocare is not health care, it's insurance.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 11:34 AM (N3JsI)

Insurance companies wouldn't be as big an issue IF there were more competition and the primary relationship was between the insurer and the insured rather than insurer and insured's employer.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM (ywNoU)

59 I work in Illinois. We just got a nice tax increase to go along with those regulations, too.

Everyone in Springfield should be hanged.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM (xiOrX)

60 Watching the commissioning. Donny Two Scoops looks
to be enjoying himself bigly. WINNING!

Posted by: Monkfish at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM (7ciu+)

61 So what is the appropriate blood sacrifice for the upcoming eclipse? Do I need a virgin or will anyone do?

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM (ywNoU)

62 Ocare is not health care, it's insurance.
---

No, it's a TAX.

/please don't reveal my under the radar, probably illegal adoption I was in Lord Obama, I'll do whatever you say, even after you're out of office!

Posted by: John 'I Am Not Above Reproach' Roberts at July 22, 2017 11:40 AM (aT+Bx)

63
His gay pron name is Scott Silverthorne
Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:33 AM (ANIFC)


Or Dick

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 11:40 AM (lKyWE)

64 What does commissioning actually mean? Is the Ford ready to go today?

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:41 AM (ANIFC)

65 9 I work in Illinois. We just got a nice tax increase to go along with those regulations, too.

Everyone in Springfield should be hanged.

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

The politicians fuck up, so they make everyone else pay for their mistakes.

But RUSSIA!

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at July 22, 2017 11:43 AM (+dsLj)

66 So what is the appropriate blood sacrifice for the upcoming eclipse? Do I need a virgin or will anyone do?
Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM

Can't you just convince one of the students visiting the "new age" store near the university to just do it themselves, for "Mother Gaia?"

/unless of course, you can afford to call Servpro for the cleanup. Blood sacrifices are just too messy to handle yourself.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 11:43 AM (aT+Bx)

67
What does commissioning actually mean? Is the Ford ready to go today?
Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:41 AM (ANIFC)


Not quite it has to under go it's sea trials first then it will be accepted into service

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 11:43 AM (lKyWE)

68 35 Why is first so important? Am I that needy? Is my life that empty?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob

YES!!! Duh??? Seriously, I've seen people on lots of blogs declare "first". It makes me worry that we aren't really that far apart from the animals. We still have all of these irrational, primitive drives. Obviously, all the firsties in the world are of no measurable benefit - I realize that.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:20 AM (/qEW2)

And then there are those who take something silly and fun, and turn it into a great social issue.

Perhaps we could get a grant to do some research on the 'First' phenomenon.... is it inherently Elitist? Is it ... RAAAAACIST or SEXIST?

Or is it an outgrowth of the Western European Colonization period? Are you 'claiming territory'?

I could see multiple Doctoral Thesis about this subject...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Retired Sailor... at July 22, 2017 11:44 AM (NgKpN)

69 Everyone in Springfield should be hanged.

------------

D'oh!

Posted by: Homer Simpson at July 22, 2017 11:44 AM (ANIFC)

70 Is the Ford ready to go today?

Depends on the state of the EMALS and electro-magnetic arresting gear. Ford is, IIRC, supposed to have replaced Enterprise in the carrier rotation.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 22, 2017 11:45 AM (brIR5)

71 It's CW Jr's 21st birthday, so we're hitting the karaoke bar together for the first time. We're going to stop annoying the neighbors and take our act on the road!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 22, 2017 11:45 AM (l/Pix)

72 /unless of course, you can afford to call Servpro for the cleanup. Blood sacrifices are just too messy to handle yourself.
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 11:43 AM (aT+Bx)

A large painter's bucket and ample plastic sheeting make cleanup a breeze.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:45 AM (ywNoU)

73 FusionGPS won't testify, or they will plead the fifth. Boy they're really tugging on Superman's cape there, risking the wrath of Mitch McConnell.

A better class of politician would start with Fusion, and subpoena a different CNN person every day for a month.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (q6C1L)

74 Everyone in Springfield should be hanged. Posted by: Jeffersonian at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM (xiOrX)
=====

Absolutely crazed. Just was reading this am about Madigan's wife, on the Arts Council, with millions to spend for various media outlets. Gaaaah, I used to have low blood pressure, but the past two years have sure changed that one. The People's Republic of Madiganistan.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (MIKMs)

75
Captain,
How are you doing?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (v0wHy)

76 72 /unless of course, you can afford to call Servpro for the cleanup. Blood sacrifices are just too messy to handle yourself.
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 11:43 AM (aT+Bx)

A large painter's bucket and ample plastic sheeting make cleanup a breeze.
Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:45 AM (ywNoU)

Burn your sacrifices. Not so much to clean up

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (ANIFC)

77 today we are driving among the the cows and hayfields to get some more parts.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 11:36 AM


Hope your search doesn't turn out to be a big flop.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (UYwDL)

78 Well here in the People's Republic of Cuomo, Cuomo the lesser is spending hundreds of millions to install LEDs on all the bridges and tunnels, so there can be light shows, like for Gay Pride. Meanwhile, the subways, which are under his control are in desperate need of repair and improvements which he and other feckless Dems have put off.
On top of that, he's renaming the new TapanZee bridge after Cuomo the elder. Who said that if they wanted anything named after him, he'd only want it to be a small stickball field off an alley in Queens somewhere.

Posted by: Iblis at July 22, 2017 11:47 AM (3gBCr)

79 61 So what is the appropriate blood sacrifice for the upcoming eclipse? Do I need a virgin or will anyone do?
Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM (ywNoU)


With all the "cultural enrichment" nowadays, I won't be surprised at all if I see news stories about animal or human sacrifices.

I still can't get over how the MSM calls lunar eclipses "blood moons". That has only happened in the last few years, and sounds like something out of the Middle Ages.

When I was a kid, they were called "lunar eclipses". I never ever heard the phrase "blood moon".

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 11:48 AM (sdi6R)

80 Burn your sacrifices. Not so much to clean up
Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (ANIFC)

Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:48 AM (ywNoU)

81 Much better today, Hadrian. This round of depression seems to be over.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 22, 2017 11:49 AM (l/Pix)

82 Well here in the People's Republic of Cuomo, Cuomo the lesser is spending hundreds of millions to install LEDs on all the bridges and tunnels ...

Posted by: Iblis
________

Hope he uses some of the state's line of credit for that monorail between Albany and Rensselaer.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:49 AM (zkGZ8)

83 Yes of course simple repeal of O-care will not "fix" the pre-existing conditions (heh) that afflicted it prior to 2010.

However, it could potentially relieve a very large minority (individual market) that has been devastated, instantly, by the idiocy. It is pretty clear almost everyone here is in the group market, where costs have pretty much continued to rise at the previous rate. Everyone whose premiums increased 400%, overnight, raise their hands. Thought so.

So it's almost easy to consider it all an abstract political exercise. But it isn't, for 15% of the market.

Speaking of political exercise, it would of course also be a great political step forward to repeal O-care. Not just as a repudiation/humiliation of Obama and most Dems, but to de-mystify it all. Nothing magic about "entitlements" that nobody likes, only a small number receive, and which are connected to massive injury to a larger number.

But repeal requires more than the reconciliation bill - though that would be a great start.

One troubling thing is the administration's passivity. Why HHS didn't immediately issue waivers under the secretary's sweeping authority - broader than those already in place, basically waive as much of the law as he can - I don't understand.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 11:49 AM (iynDC)

84 Where I am, it was about 90% partial, so the sun was a thin crescent. The temperature dropped noticeably around the time of maximum eclipse.

Correlation is not causation.

Posted by: Global Warming Is Science! at July 22, 2017 11:49 AM (zEjuG)

85 Been noticing a lot of homosexual mayors popping up lately: Seattle (Ed Murray, molestor), Houston (Anise Parker, harassment enabler) and now Scott Silverthorne (sounds like an LOTR character). I guess this is a new fad or something.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:30 AM


This is actually old news in Seattle. There have been others in the past. Not a good town to let your sons go walking about alone.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2017 11:51 AM (0tfLf)

86 Wish I were there to see the commissioning.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 11:51 AM (SoJdk)

87 On top of that, he's renaming the new TapanZee bridge after Cuomo the elder.

Piss on that. If I had my way, no public construction could be named after an elected or appointed official. No exceptions.

While we're at it, no stamps or currency. No awards. Nothing.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 11:51 AM (v0wHy)

88 In the last 73 years I have crossed the Golden Gate probably 1,000 times. Probably 995 times it was enveloped in fog. Never was it as sunny as this pic!
FAKE PICS?

Posted by: an ol exJarhead at July 22, 2017 11:52 AM (r5ls2)

89 Posted by: Don Quixote, Retired Sailor... at July 22, 2017 11:44 AM (NgKpN)

Fair point - I'm not trying to be Anita Sarkeesian - I wouldn't want to actively censor or indoctrinate anyone. But I would feel better if people were more aware of their primal urges. If liberals realized, "Hey, I don't really give a shit about cause X, I'm just virtue signaling", they might be easier to reason with. Just a theory.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:54 AM (/qEW2)

90 Am I that needy? Is my life that empty?

If it were my software, I'd add two or three comments before the first one.

Posted by: t-bird at July 22, 2017 11:54 AM (OBJWS)

91 66 So what is the appropriate blood sacrifice for the upcoming eclipse? Do I need a virgin or will anyone do?
Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:38 AM

--------------

Just get a bucket of KFC. Worked for me.

Posted by: Now batting, number 9, catcher Jake Taylor at July 22, 2017 11:55 AM (O5U4s)

92 80 Burn your sacrifices. Not so much to clean up
Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (ANIFC)

Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!
Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:48 AM (ywNoU)

Naw... Sacrifice a Bull.... better BBQ afterwards...

Posted by: Mithra at July 22, 2017 11:55 AM (NgKpN)

93 It's like an eeee-clipse
On a cloudy day

Posted by: Alanis M. at July 22, 2017 11:56 AM (h6Z8X)

94 One troubling thing is the administration's
passivity. Why HHS didn't immediately issue waivers under the
secretary's sweeping authority - broader than those already in place,
basically waive as much of the law as he can - I don't understand. Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 11:49 AM (iynDC)
=====

IMHO they are all lost in the labyrinth.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 11:57 AM (MIKMs)

95 FusionGPS won't testify, or they will plead the fifth. Boy they're really tugging on Superman's cape there, risking the wrath of Mitch McConnell.
--

I know!

When I get their next regular campaign contribution, I'm going to wait a whole 24 hours before I cash it. That'll show them!!!!

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 22, 2017 11:57 AM (aT+Bx)

96 And then there are those who take something silly and fun, and turn it into a great social issue.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Retired Sailor
________

FIRST LIVES MATT--

-- on 2nd thought ...

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:57 AM (zkGZ8)

97 Anti-competitive practices that could easily be addressed by applying existing antitrust laws.

Neither Obamacare nor Repubicare does anything about that.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 11:29 AM (sdi6R)



It's the trough by which K Street feeds the POS dems and pubbies - equally.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 11:58 AM (P7ulB)

98 what is the appropriate blood sacrifice for the upcoming eclipse? Do I need a virgin or will anyone do?

==

heh
you reminded me of Hallow Mass
fun book

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 11:59 AM (hMwEB)

99 IMHO they are all lost in the labyrinth.
---

Imagine a complex new job in a new industry that you've never worked in before.

Then imagine 75% of your co-workers are actively working to get you fired since the day you were hired and will do anything, even things that are illegal, to get you fired and preferably put in jail.

Welcome to Donald Trumps world.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 11:59 AM (aT+Bx)

100 Just sent an email to the president asking him if it isn't about time to fire Robert Mueller.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 12:00 PM (jm1YL)

101 Cat #4 seen by vet. One to go.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 12:01 PM (lQn8Y)

102 Just sent an email to the president asking him if it isn't about time to fire Robert Mueller.
---

can we make #jailRobertMeuller a thing on twitter?

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:02 PM (aT+Bx)

103 Though competing examples abound, of course, the whole electric car thing might be the premier example of how economically and scientifically illiterate, and unserious and childish, today's America is.

A ridiculous idea that is a "response" to a non-existent "problem", requiring vast waste/theft of public $$$, and which in the process delivers nothing in terms of the artificial problems in question (actually is a worse "violator" than conventional autos).

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:02 PM (iynDC)

104 He won't fire Mueller because it would cause a media shitstorm feeding frenzy.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:02 PM (P7ulB)

105 "Cat #4 seen by vet. One to go."

How many scratched hands?

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 12:02 PM (jm1YL)

106 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:54 AM (/qEW2)

OH, I agree 100%. We are programmed at a genetic level with certain fundamental things (whether by God or evolution does not matter, programming is there).

Things like Gender roles... Gay Men's Affectations... wanting property... wanting your progeny to succeed... these things cross all cultural boundaries...

Now, you CAN overcome this base programming through intellect, but will then be unhappy... and not even know WHY (ever met a happy Feminist?)... because deep down, you feel something is wrong... something is missing... (thus, all the older Feminists who complain they can't find a REAL Man /facepalm)...

I'm a Natural MAN... I think like a Man, and do Man things.... and speak like a MAN, and am MUCH MUCH happier, because of it.


Posted by: Don Quixote at July 22, 2017 12:02 PM (NgKpN)

107
A ridiculous idea that is a "response" to a non-existent "problem",
requiring vast waste/theft of public $$$, and which in the process
delivers nothing in terms of the artificial problems in question
(actually is a worse "violator" than conventional autos).
--

I think it's a completely valid concept!

Posted by: The Solar Panel Lobbyists of America at July 22, 2017 12:03 PM (aT+Bx)

108 Unfortunately a simple repeal, as alluring as that sounds, won't fix what ails American

It would stop some things making it worse and they did promise to.

Posted by: DaveA at July 22, 2017 12:03 PM (FhXTo)

109 Well here in the People's Republic of Cuomo, Cuomo the lesser is spending hundreds of millions to install LEDs on all the bridges and tunnels, so there can be light shows, like for Gay Pride. Meanwhile, the subways, which are under his control are in desperate need of repair and improvements which he and other feckless Dems have put off.

He's begging for Federal funds, saying the LIRR and subways are near collapse, which may well be true. Now the subways and LIRR *have* been going downhill recently. But I sincerely hope Trump tells him F*CK OFF!!! I would rather pedal a gossamer albatross cellophane airplane to work everyday than allow these Democratic pieces of garbage to keep screwing the rest of the country over and then lie, "Oh, but it is red states that consume the most federal funds".

On top of that, he's renaming the new TapanZee bridge after Cuomo the elder. Who said that if they wanted anything named after him, he'd only want it to be a small stickball field off an alley in Queens somewhere.

Posted by: Iblis


Super Mario Bros. bridge? I think that would be fun.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 12:03 PM (/qEW2)

110 Drudge says sanctuary city standoff looms as ICE agents vow surge.

To Hell with that - Cut Off the Funding, let them swim in their own diversity. That will fix the blue-city problem for the nation for good.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:03 PM (P7ulB)

111 Is the Ford ready to go today? "

Oh yeah. Washed, vac'd, touched up a couple of spots. The white platinum color really shines...

Wait, what?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 12:04 PM (MINbv)

112 very funny piece by Delingpole on Breitbart today.
worth a few minutes

http://tinyurl.com/y8s6jz2e

Posted by: mallfly of the Lammermoor at July 22, 2017 12:05 PM (ILitO)

113 'What are your state officials doing to feel good at your expense?'

Bike lanes

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 12:05 PM (BO/km)

114 "Why is first so important?"

Are you kidding? (schooches chair closer)

whisper whisper if you get 1st you get entered for a chance to maybe go on a three hour tour with Scarlett Johanson whisper whisper

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (l12Jm)

115 This eclipse business has reminded me of a question I have about lunar eclipses that I could prolly find on the Goog but moron.

Besides, there's at least one braniac here that can answer the question for me because this is a horde with nothing if not a wealth of useless knowledge.

Anybody up for my axing or should I revert to my usual state of going somewhere to "go f@#$ myself"?

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (+icF5)

116 Does the Ford already have a nickname, or does that usually come after its been out to sea?

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (cAnNx)

117 Re: The eclipse, I live within easy driving distance of the path and I'm going to ask to leave work early to view it. It will suck if it's cloudy that day. I guess it will still get dark for a couple of minutes, but all the photographers who bought special lenses will be pissed.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (Zd2ZF)

118 "Bike lanes"

Don't get me started...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 12:07 PM (v0wHy)

119 104 He won't fire Mueller because it would cause a media shitstorm feeding frenzy.
Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:02 PM (P7ulB)


I hope Donnie Two Scoops takes that as a challenge.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:07 PM (sdi6R)

120 The First thing is fun

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 12:07 PM (hMwEB)

121 A large painter's bucket and ample plastic sheeting make cleanup a breeze.

Burn your sacrifices. Not so much to clean up


Won't that melt the plastic sheeting?

Posted by: mikeski at July 22, 2017 12:08 PM (kAtNg)

122 'What are your state officials doing to feel good at your expense?'

Unneeded city to city, farm wrecking speedliner.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:08 PM (P7ulB)

123 Does the Ford already have a nickname,"

Nah, just "truck"

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 12:08 PM (MINbv)

124 mustbequantum, hard to believe "lost in the labyrinth" is the explanation. HHS Sec. Price and his people are very well versed in every aspect of all this - legislative, financial, administrative. Priebus (at least) has Hill smarts (though some of us who've worked both ends of that set-up are mystified at the WH's legislative operations, based on what we see).

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:08 PM (iynDC)

125 "He won't fire Mueller because it would cause a media shitstorm feeding frenzy."

Any more of a feeding frenzy than we have now? I know it would deepen his support among those who voted for him. It would be a step in the swamp drawing process. Is there any reason PDT should allow Mueller and his Clinton/Obama cronies to delve into PDT's business long before he even thought of running for president?

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 12:09 PM (jm1YL)

126
To Hell with that - Cut Off the Funding, let them swim in their own diversity. That will fix the blue-city problem for the nation for good.
Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:03 PM (P7ulB)



A federal judge says they can't.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:09 PM (lKyWE)

127 Won't that melt the plastic sheeting?
--

That's what the industrial sized drum is for.

Or the fire pit.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:10 PM (aT+Bx)

128 And it will be amusing if Amber Heard manages to con Musk like she did Johnny Depp.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 12:10 PM (NOIQH)

129 123 Does the Ford already have a nickname,"

Nah, just "truck"


Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 12:08 PM (MINbv)

Didn't Susan Ford do an ad for Subaru many years ago?

Posted by: Fox2! at July 22, 2017 12:10 PM (brIR5)

130 Here in Colorado our idiot governor has decreed that the state will still comply with the Paris accords and reduce electricity consumption. The renewables fantasy he and his fellow Dems believe is already driving electric rates significantly higher.

Posted by: ChupaMe at July 22, 2017 12:10 PM (irEaO)

131 And it will be amusing if Amber Heard manages to con Musk like she did Johnny Depp."

That would be funny.

Posted by: Tuna at July 22, 2017 12:11 PM (jm1YL)

132 Sanctuary City Hardball.

Cut off the EBT system. Food riots on day 3. Liberals hanged day 5. City burnt to ground day 10. And the illegals self-deport.

Win win.

Do it once and you''ll have empoyers of illegals calling their own fouls, cutting all illegal workers and begging for a plea deal.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 12:11 PM (l12Jm)

133 Solve the "problem".

1. Repeal Oboombacare Entirely.

2. Enforce existing business laws.

3. Federal Government keeps their noses out of it. They have no constitutional permission to manage Healthcare.

Posted by: TheTruth at July 22, 2017 12:11 PM (Av8i6)

134 116 Does the Ford already have a nickname, or does that usually come after its been out to sea?
Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (cAnNx)

Nicknames are generally given by the crew after some incident.... so it will take some time...

Like it took years for the first USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) to gain the nickname... I Want One Jammed In My Ass....

Of course... that was the Gator Navy... where the first thing they asked you when you got transferred there was 'who did you piss off'....

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 22, 2017 12:11 PM (NgKpN)

135 A federal judge says they can't.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:09 PM (lKyWE)
**********************************

WWJD?

What would Jackson do?

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:12 PM (P7ulB)

136 117 Re: The eclipse, I live within easy driving distance of the path and I'm going to ask to leave work early to view it. It will suck if it's cloudy that day. I guess it will still get dark for a couple of minutes, but all the photographers who bought special lenses will be pissed.
Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (Zd2ZF)


This can't be repeated enough: Don't bother taking pictures unless you're an expert photographer with the proper equipment.

Just enjoy the view and soak it in. Trying to photograph it will be a distraction and may be frustrating. You will see much better photos after the fact than anything you take.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:12 PM (sdi6R)

137 I knew that fuck Cuomo would name that bridge after himself and family. But it'll always be the Tappan Zee!

It's shit like this that burns many people. Mario was just a guy who sat in a chair for 12 years.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 12:12 PM (pV/54)

138 Though competing examples abound, of course, the whole electric car thing might be the premier example of how economically and scientifically illiterate, and unserious and childish, today's America is.

Posted by: rhomboid
________

You mean how electricity is produced by burning coal?

"But I'm not burning coal! Electricity is made by plugging something into an outlet. And meat comes from the supermarket."

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 12:12 PM (zkGZ8)

139
Does the Ford already have a nickname,"


Figure on repairs daily

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:13 PM (lKyWE)

140 130 Here in Colorado our idiot governor has decreed that the state will still comply with the Paris accords and reduce electricity consumption. The renewables fantasy he and his fellow Dems believe is already driving electric rates significantly higher.
Posted by: ChupaMe at July 22, 2017 12:10 PM (irEaO)

Yes... because Solar Power, and windmills... work so damn well, when its SNOWING... /facpalm

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 22, 2017 12:13 PM (NgKpN)

141 77 today we are driving among the the cows and hayfields to get some more parts.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 11:36 AM

Hope your search doesn't turn out to be a big flop.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


Well, the primary reason for the trip is good to go. Found the bracket on CL and asked about a part or two not pictured. Guy dug around, found them, installed them and emailed me additional photos.

The fun part is poking around the barn with the owner and seeing what he has that he forgot about. Bought a mower deck in Amish country last week and found half the weights I need in a corner. "Oh yeah, I was gonna sandblast and paint them." I bought 'em rusty.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:13 PM (di1hb)

142 "Cat #4 seen by vet. One to go."

How many scratched hands?
Posted by: Tuna



One one me. None on the vet techs.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 12:13 PM (lQn8Y)

143 >>I think SMFH and L'elle had a spat and SMFH let loose on her. Musta rubbed someone the wrong way and she got the banhammer.


Aw, man! Not SMFH!!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 12:14 PM (NOIQH)

144 Well that request went about as well as I expected.


This is me going somewhere to f$#@ off.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:14 PM (+icF5)

145 today we are driving among the the cows and hayfields to get some more parts.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf



Grocery store usually has cow parts.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 12:14 PM (lQn8Y)

146 Does the Ford already have a nickname,"


Figure on repairs daily
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic


Found On Road Dead.
And yes, I drive a Ford truck.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 12:15 PM (lQn8Y)

147 First step might be to fire Rosenstein (dep. AG). His disastrous judgment created the Mueller idiocy - and it does not appear he is exercising any supervision.

Look at the one-page letter creating the Mueller abomination. One sentence of substance - connections between Trump campaign and Russian govt., and things arising "directly" from such an investigation.

That's a very, very narrow mandate. When Mueller strays from it, as it appears he already has, there is no reason that vicious jaw-boning from the WH, and yanks on the reins from Rosenstein, can not happen.

I think Andy McCarthy (real expert, poor judge of character with his law enforcement associates, based on history) has been all over this. Mueller is probably already technically in violation of the federal law that authorizes his sort of activity.

Of course having a sentient GOP in Congress would help - they could/should be loudly eviscerating this absurd "Russia" nonsense non-stop, and humiliating all who beclown themselves with it.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:16 PM (iynDC)

148 On top of that, he's renaming the new TapanZee bridge after Cuomo the elder. Who said that if they wanted anything named after him, he'd only want it to be a small stickball field off an alley in Queens somewhere.

Posted by: Iblis

Super Mario Bros. bridge? I think that would be fun.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 12:03 PM (/qEW2)

Bridgey McBridgeFace?

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 22, 2017 12:16 PM (NgKpN)

149 145 today we are driving among the the cows and hayfields to get some more parts.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf



Grocery store usually has cow parts.
Posted by: rickb223


Heh. True. Usually.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:17 PM (di1hb)

150 Let's work backwards. Most of the GOP's voters are now committed Trumpsters. The ongoing nonsense only hardens their resolve. If Trump is somehow pushed out of of office, the Trumpsters will rebel and won't vote. It'll be a 300+ D majority and Speaker Nancy. The GOPe won't be worth bribing.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 12:18 PM (pV/54)

151 143 >>I think SMFH and L'elle had a spat and SMFH let loose on her. Musta rubbed someone the wrong way and she got the banhammer.


Aw, man! Not SMFH!!
Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 12:14 PM (NOIQH)


I was in near the end of the ONT and didn't get involved in the drama.

When I found out in the morning thread that SMFH was banned I went ballistic.

She didn't start anything and she didn't deserve that. She needs to be unbanned ASAP.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:18 PM (sdi6R)

152 if Fed Ex pulls their head out of their ass, we will be doing the paperw*rk on Resident 3vil's WRA Garand today...

they had 9 hours yesterday to get the package 20 miles...

couldn't get it done.

and don't get me started on the 3rd world customer "service" reps that can only follow a script.

not only can they not speak understandable English, they don't understand it when it's spoken to them....

yes, my BP is elevated...why do you ask?

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 12:19 PM (ATMED)

153 115 This eclipse business has reminded me of a question I have about lunar eclipses that I could prolly find on the Goog but moron.

Besides, there's at least one braniac here that can answer the question for me because this is a horde with nothing if not a wealth of useless knowledge.

Anybody up for my axing or should I revert to my usual state of going somewhere to "go f@#$ myself"?
Posted by: weirdflunky


Astronomy is a hobby with me. What's your question?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:19 PM (di1hb)

154 That's a very, very narrow mandate.
--

Yesterday on Tucker the guest said the opposite-- that it was a very wide manadate the could potentially go anywhere.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:20 PM (aT+Bx)

155 Aw, man! Not SMFH!!
Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 12:14 PM (NOIQH)
~~~

Both banned. SMFH last night, L,Elle this morning.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:21 PM (HiDrR)

156 "firing Meuller would cause media shitstorm"

Good reason to do it. While they are undergoing another hyperbolic fit he can revoke another 60 stupid regulations.

Sir Davos in cell: "We need to be careful"

Princess Shireeen in cell: "What are they going to do? Imprison us?"

---

It would also be a good lesson for the media - you hyperventilated up to 11 already so there is nowhere "more" outrageous to go. Should have thought that through.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 12:21 PM (l12Jm)

157 Figure on repairs daily

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic


Found On Road Dead.

And yes, I drive a Ford truck.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 12:15 PM (lQn8Y)

---
Fvcked Over Re-designed Dodge

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 12:22 PM (ATMED)

158 "'That's a very, very narrow mandate."

Yep. That's why Mueller is a Special Counsel not a Special Prosecutor.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 12:22 PM (pV/54)

159 Can't fire Mueller but he can be humiliated.
President Trump has asked, again today, why the AG in not investigating Hillary. He's going after Sessions. He can put pressure on Mueller the same way. Daily.

Also, the suggestion making:
_ "#jailRobertMeuller a thing on twitter" _ would be very helpful to our president.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:23 PM (P7ulB)

160 Anybody up for my axing or should I revert to my usual state of going somewhere to "go f@#$ myself"?

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (+icF5)

What's the question?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 12:23 PM (wYseH)

161 That's a very, very narrow mandate. When Mueller strays from it, as it appears he already has, there is no reason that vicious jaw-boning from the WH, and yanks on the reins from Rosenstein, can not happen.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:16 PM (iynDC)


That seems like a broad mandate to me especially since they'll be looking at finances.It gives them an excuse to go after Trump enterprises

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:23 PM (lKyWE)

162 Well, this is GROSS.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y99z8rpv

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 12:23 PM (NOIQH)

163 Still trying to write that best selling novel so I can escape Wally World.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 22, 2017 12:23 PM (n5CNg)

164 It's shit like this that burns many people. Mario was just a guy who sat in a chair for 12 years.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 12:12 PM (pV/54)


No, he was an asshole who sat in a chair for 12 years.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 12:24 PM (aMlLZ)

165 Both banned. SMFH last night, L,Elle this morning.
--

That's too bad. Not sure when it happened, but I exited the ONT around 1am and everything was fine.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:24 PM (aT+Bx)

166 In Colorado, a state that produces oil, natural gas and the highest quality coal to be found anywhere, Rep. Jared Polis is running for Governor, introducing a bill in congress to eliminate all fossil fuels by 2050. Details here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/ya3gp2pe

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at July 22, 2017 12:24 PM (WrMht)

167 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:19 PM (di1hb)

I'm afraid it's gonna be one of those staring me in the face answers that I'm just not "getting".

Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?

I'm not understanding the distinction or I don't understand what's causing the phases or I'm a dumbass.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:24 PM (+icF5)

168
Anybody up for my axing or should I revert to my usual state of going somewhere to "go f@#$ myself"?
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:06 PM (+icF5)


Just ask. Followed by, "serious, you guys".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:25 PM (pNxlR)

169 gardening NOOD.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:26 PM (aT+Bx)

170 Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?



I think with the moon it's the angle in the sky that allows certain surface area to reflect greater or lesser amounts.
Not that the earth gets in the way.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 12:27 PM (lQn8Y)

171 In my experience, there are two types of questions:

1) "Can I ask you a question?"
2) Anything else.

I hate Type 1.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 12:27 PM (zkGZ8)

172 OH, I agree 100%. We are programmed at a genetic level with certain fundamental things (whether by God or evolution does not matter, programming is there).

...

Now, you CAN overcome this base programming through intellect, but will then be unhappy... and not even know WHY (ever met a happy Feminist?)... because deep down, you feel something is wrong... something is missing... (thus, all the older Feminists who complain they can't find a REAL Man /facepalm)...

...

Posted by: Don Quixote


I personally go with evolution, but to be fair to Judeo-Christianity, I think they'd say people are programmed by the devil by default, not God.

I would only try to overcome the programming if I thought it was violating a moral boundary. Sometimes I'm so angry I put empty beer bottles in a plastic bag and smash them with a wrench - I don't think there's anything wrong with that. But I'd never assault a liberal with a bikelock unless they were physically attacking me first.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 12:27 PM (/qEW2)

173 >>Both banned. SMFH last night, L,Elle this morning.


Whaaaaat?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 22, 2017 12:27 PM (NOIQH)

174
167 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:19 PM (di1hb)

I'm afraid it's gonna be one of those staring me in the face answers that I'm just not "getting".

Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?

I'm not understanding the distinction or I don't understand what's causing the phases or I'm a dumbass.


No, the Earth does not block sunlight to create the darkened areas on the moon during routine phases of the moon. See this article and animations therein.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_phase

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:29 PM (pNxlR)

175 [i0167 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:19 PM (di1hb)

I'm afraid it's gonna be one of those staring me in the face answers that I'm just not "getting".

Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?

I'm not understanding the distinction or I don't understand what's causing the phases or I'm a dumbass.
Posted by: weirdflunky

Moon phases are because we can see part of the moon's "dayside" and part of the "night side". Full moon is we see only the day side. New moon is only the night side.

Lunar eclipses are during a full moon phase, but the moon is in the earth's shadow. Sun, earth and moon are in a straight line only once in a while.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:29 PM (di1hb)

176 "Yesterday on Tucker the guest said the opposite-- that it was a very wide manadate the could potentially go anywhere. "

I argued over this here back at the time of Mueller's appointment. Statute used, and Rosenstein's wording, says narrow. Someone else said Mueller would nonetheless read it broadly and who was going to stop him.

The core of Mueller's mandate is Russian Hacking. If he just accepts the conclusions of 17 agencies, and doesn't bother to ask questions like who gave the order to destroy the DNC server, it'll be clear that Mueller is an anti-American scumbag like Comey and Rhodes and should be treated as such. These people are playing with fire.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 12:29 PM (pV/54)

177 Still trying to write that best selling novel so I can escape Wally World.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 22, 2017 12:23 PM (n5CNg)
******************************

May the force be with you.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:30 PM (P7ulB)

178 I'm afraid it's gonna be one of those staring me in the face answers that I'm just not "getting".

Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?

I'm not understanding the distinction or I don't understand what's causing the phases or I'm a dumbass. Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:24 PM (+icF5)

I'm not an astronomer, but from what I remember learning in school, one half of the moon is always lit by the sun, just like the Earth is. The moon also gradually shifts position in relation to the Earth due to its orbit. So when it's nighttime on Earth, we gradually see more or less of the light side of the moon.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 22, 2017 12:30 PM (Zd2ZF)

179 The U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford is the F-550 of Super Duty carriers.

That said, being Ford, the smaller Escort carriers will be manufactured in the Mexico plant.

And crewed by actual Escorts, sourced from such vacation hotspots as Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo, etc.

It's only fair to warn you though, to stay clear of any ports of call these Escort carriers tie-up in.

That gangway zips down, and next thing you know, there's seamen, everywhere!


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2017 12:30 PM (v5iqM)

180 167
Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?

I'm not understanding the distinction or I don't understand what's causing the phases or I'm a dumbass.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:24 PM (+icF5)


The normal phases of the moon happen because of the angle to our line of sight. Only part of the moon is illuminated by the sun.

Lunar eclipses happen during full moon when it is partially or totally covered by the Earth's shadow. Most full moons don't cross the Earth's shadow.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:30 PM (sdi6R)

181 119 104 He won't fire Mueller because it would cause a media shitstorm feeding frenzy.
Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:02 PM (P7ulB)

I hope Donnie Two Scoops takes that as a challenge.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:07 PM (sdi6R)


Mueller can be fired?


I believe Trump would be (at least) his boss's boss's boss.
Trump could summon Mueller and explain in front of a number of key persons he is under executive privilege in the meeting, and all topics discussed are TS NOFORN, and will be transcribed.
Down to the meat - discuss one narrow small alleged "Russia hacked the election" act and that, if true, may be a covert act of war... hence the TS NOFORN... tell Mueller to report his progress on investigating this one narrow issue... of which he will have nothing. Send Mueller forth to investigate and report back in one week.

Point that other attendees are federal counter intel who have been assigned to ensure no leaks, rinse and repeat every week.... until their is a leak or Mueller quits (first time he fails to report actual progress).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2017 12:30 PM (P/kVC)

182 >>Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?

I think it has to do with the angle of the moon in relation to the earth. The moon is rarely in complete alignment with the earth, its a few degrees off. If it were in alignment all the time we would have an eclipse every month.

It is only when it does line up perfectly between the earth and the sun that we get an actual eclipse.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 12:31 PM (/tuJf)

183 Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?

Posted by: weirdflunky
________

It's the angle of sun, moon and earth.

Best way to truly experience what's going on is to set up a model with a flashlight (sun) and something round (moon). You, as the observer, are on earth.

In a dark room, shine the flashlight at the grapefruit at various angles, and take note of what part of the grapefruit you see. These are pretty much the phases of the moon.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 12:32 PM (zkGZ8)

184
Both banned. SMFH last night, L,Elle this morning.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:21 PM (HiDrR)


I'm not positive that the latter has been banned.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:32 PM (pNxlR)

185 Yesterday on Tucker the guest said the opposite-- that it was a very wide manadate the could potentially go anywhere.
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:20 PM
~~~~~

I think I saw that. Was it Jonathan Turley? Pretty sure it was. He's a smart guy (especially for a lib) and he indicted that this coming week, with testimony from DJTJr and Manafort, would be a "very dangerous time" for the President.

I really am worried about all of this. The deep state will not quit until they get rid of PDT.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:33 PM (HiDrR)

186 I'm not positive that the latter has been banned.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:32 PM
~~~~~

Could be wrong, but she was warned several times and then all of her posts disappeared so I assumed...

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:34 PM (HiDrR)

187 Has anyone bitched yet about subsidizing billionaire's sports hobbies? That's the one that really gets under my skin.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 12:34 PM (1b+5Z)

188 I KNEW YOU PEOPLE COULD ANSWER MY QUESTION!

Thank you all very much. It's our viewing angle to the moon, not our shadow.

Of my possible reasons for not "getting it", choice C was the correct one. That part was never really in doubt.

Again,thank you all very much.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:35 PM (+icF5)

189 Go look up the Rosenstein memo creating Mueller's operation. That is *not* a broad mandate - if read, you know, in English, in its plain common sense meaning.

Something selectively not done in judicial circles these days (thus undermining our entire system of laws) - but it's very clear.

Teh Donald's twatter feed is amusing today.

But it mostly reminds me (not that I need to be reminded) of how desperately inadequate the *offense* part of WH comms strategy is. You need more than just the president with his novel outlet - you need coordinated yakking from the entire administration.

What's this about the NYT compromising operations aimed at the ISIS chief? If true, a very yuuuuge deal (though the NYT has long been comfortable with aiding murderous, genocidal, insane terrorists - including those who attack NYC - if they think they can damage a president they don't like).

Of course, again, the near-total silence of the GOP on so many of these outrages is a major problem.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:35 PM (iynDC)

190 Happy to help, weirdflunky

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:36 PM (di1hb)

191 I really am worried about all of this. The deep state will not quit until they get rid of PDT.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:33 PM (HiDrR)


Then what? We return to normal under President Pence?
Not hardly. It's like gay marriage: give in at the first step and you set up the next line they'll demand.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 12:36 PM (v0wHy)

192 Point that other attendees are federal counter intel who have been assigned to ensure no leaks, rinse and repeat every week.... until their is a leak or Mueller quits (first time he fails to report actual progress).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2017 12:30 PM (P/kVC)
******************************************

So, Mueller wasn't fired he just failed his job.
Yeah, he was a F* Up.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (P7ulB)

193 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)

194 @150 "Let's work backwards"

Good point. It's something someone somewhere needs to work out.

The GOP majority has not embraced the anti-establishment revolution. I'm not sure if they think they can simply wait out Trump's 4 years, but they are woefully ignorant if they think Trump is the revolution. He is just the first wave. A wave that includes blue collar dems in the rust belt that we need to cultivate.

Where do we go from here? Do we ride GOPe coat rails in an uneasy alliance, do we take over and reform the Party, do we start our own?

I think it may be better to maintain a "movement" rather than get bogged down with Ds and Rs. And is there *anything* we agree with Bernie supports on other than hating the Establishment Party (E)?

I don't know enough to have a strong opinion on any of this, but I think we need to start brainstorming SOON and start organizing for what comes after Trump.

We have a lot of momentum, this may be the last grasp for us. And you can be certain that if we don't redouble, McConnell Pelosi et al will reverse all of our gains.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (l12Jm)

195 Then what? We return to normal under President Pence?
Not hardly. It's like gay marriage: give in at the first step and you set up the next line they'll demand.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 12:36 PM (v0wHy)
~~~~~

It's ridiculous, I know. But I have no idea what their end game is. All I know is that they want Trump out and are pulling out all the stops.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (HiDrR)

196 184
Both banned. SMFH last night, L,Elle this morning.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:21 PM (HiDrR)

I'm not positive that the latter has been banned.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:32 PM (pNxlR)

I can still see her posts on the ONT...

And for the record, if someone called ME broken? I'd be throwing down too...

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (NgKpN)

197
Whenever you give the government a madate with the word anything in it ,it can go anywhere it wants to

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (lKyWE)

198 Went outside for a while, that is it for the day. Hot as Hades.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (PUmDY)

199 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)

Even I know this one.

A very bad day.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (+icF5)

200 193 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)

Me..... getting a piece....

Posted by: Apollo at July 22, 2017 12:40 PM (NgKpN)

201 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)
~~~~~

The Apocalypse.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:40 PM (HiDrR)

202 193 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)


Now THAT would be global warming. Bigly.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:41 PM (sdi6R)

203 Well, I am off to go dig through a barn or two, hopefully. Enjoy your day, everyone!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 22, 2017 12:42 PM (di1hb)

204 197
Whenever you give the government a madate with the word anything in it ,it can go anywhere it wants to
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (lKyWE)

Yup.... when the Supreme Court of the Land, decides that a Farmer, growing Feed for his own chickens, on his Own Land... is somehow INTERState Commerce? Do the meaning of words even matter anymore?

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 12:42 PM (NgKpN)

205 But it mostly reminds me (not that I need to be reminded) of how desperately inadequate the *offense* part of WH comms strategy is. You need more than just the president with his novel outlet - you need coordinated yakking from the entire administration.
************** *** *****************.


From your lips to God's ears.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 12:42 PM (P7ulB)

206 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?

Phaeton fucks up.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 12:43 PM (v0wHy)

207 I can still see her posts on the ONT...

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (NgKpN)
~~~~~

She wasn't banned until this morning's Weird News thread. That's where her posts are disappeared. You can only see them where someone else quotes them in their comments.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:44 PM (HiDrR)

208 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?

Posted by: Warai-otoko
________

"Space: 1999"

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 12:44 PM (zkGZ8)

209
But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon? Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)


Armageddon

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:45 PM (lKyWE)

210 Imagine if the party out of power had acted like this back in the Cold War. The World would have been overrun by Communism or we'd all be charcoal briquettes, or both.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 12:45 PM (pV/54)

211 OT: You know the crazy libtarad, Louise Mensch?

She's an actual author. Louise Bagshawe. Scary picture in link:

https://www.amazon.com/Louise-Bagshawe/e/B000APOSMG

And that's why conservative fiction writers don't get published; they're too busy printing crap from insane liberals.



Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:46 PM (aT+Bx)

212 Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:44 PM (HiDrR)


Cool... thanks.... Hopefully some of this is just a 'time out' ban....

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 12:48 PM (NgKpN)

213
It's ridiculous, I know. But I have no idea what their end game is. All I know is that they want Trump out and are pulling out all the stops.
---

I think they want the US to be Western Europe.

1. Flood with violent refugees.
2. People beg the government to keep them safe
3. Totalitarian government arises with the blessing of the people
4. Totalitarian governments suddenly notice that gee, they all have the problems.
5. Band together to form one world government/ new world order
6. NWO/ Corporations rule the world.
7. Shut up and work slave, we have Muslims to feed with your hard earned cash!

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:49 PM (aT+Bx)

214 Does anyone know how many first-level deputies and such are still waiting for Senate approval? I know that is a big problem with Agency action -- and most people populating those Agencies are hard-core statists. So, I still say that action re health care, and pretty much anything else going on in DC, is lost in the labyrinth. See, State Dept memo issued Fri (?) blaming Israel.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 12:49 PM (MIKMs)

215 Why are the phases of the moon (new, crescent, half whatever) not called partial eclipses? It's the earth blocking the sunlight yes? Or am I way off in left field somewhere?


No, it's not the earth casting a shadow on the moon. (How would you get a gibbous?)

The moon always points the same side toward us. As it orbits us, it shows different bits to the sun.

The naughty bits are always on the far side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2017 12:51 PM (gIRsn)

216 212 Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:44 PM (HiDrR)


Cool... thanks.... Hopefully some of this is just a 'time out' ban....
Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 12:48 PM (NgKpN)


SMFH needs to be unbanned. She wasn't stirring up shit; she just responded to the shit-stirrer.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:51 PM (sdi6R)

217 So, I've created a wonderful drink and named it Holy Crap. Bold cheap red wine and prune juice, 70/30 respectively, iced.

Just contributing to mankind and the quality of life for the average Joe. Again. No big.

Reminds me- middle class Americans live with more conveniences and in better comfort than the barons of the gilded age did. Hell, the modern welfare queen does, Come to think of it.

Thank You, God. For life, America and capitalism.

I mean it. Thank You!









*Holy crap. Just proof read my comment. What an incredible drink.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 12:51 PM (4bjXi)

218 Apparently, according to Hindu custom, some dude named Rahu, a demonic sort, snuck into Vishnu's liquor cabinet and drank the nectar of the gods. Vishnu cut off Rahu's head and tossed it into the sky where it obliterated the sun.

I don't even want to think about what would have happened if Rahu had stayed out past curfew.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 22, 2017 12:51 PM (wPiJc)

219 I am enjoying the crap out of the Sirius Beatles channel. Just heard Nobody Told Me, had forgotten about that one.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2017 12:52 PM (PUmDY)

220 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon? Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)

The end of left wing stupidity

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 12:53 PM (m8J9w)

221 Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:51 PM (sdi6R)

I agree with you.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 12:54 PM (hMwEB)

222 Oh, shit. That's what I get for replying without hitting F5 first and seeing that eighty-four people have answered the question.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2017 12:54 PM (gIRsn)

223 mustbequantum, it's almost certain that the absence of many Schedule C (political appointee) personnel in position is hampering the administration. Of course is a country with govt. staffed primarily by law-abiding citizens with integrity, this would be minor issue (oops - blabbed an ugly, extremely inconvenient truth there).

But that's not really what I was talking about above. On O-care, there's been a passivity, and a bit of inconsistency, from the very top. With flashes of common sense, as in today's presidential twatter effusions.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:54 PM (iynDC)

224 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon? Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)

Climate change

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:54 PM (+icF5)

225 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon? Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)


No work tomorrow !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 12:54 PM (4UrWm)

226 SMFH needs to be unbanned.

Second that, unless she said other stuff that was deleted and didn't get quoted. I don't see anything wrong in what did get quoted except self-defence.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 12:56 PM (6FqZa)

227
So, I've created a wonderful drink and named it Holy Crap. Bold cheap red wine and prune juice, 70/30 respectively, iced.


Sacramental wine was the way Italian Americans got around prohibition which enabled them to keep producing cheap red wine

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 12:56 PM (lKyWE)

228 Also I can personally attest when I've said something stupid and wrong in SMFH's presence and apologised for it, she forgave me for it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 12:57 PM (6FqZa)

229 Her being called "broken" was the wth? moment.

Her being called "Army Widow" was the wtf? moment.

At least it was for me when I remembered what she went through.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:58 PM (+icF5)

230 Weirdflunky: "or I'm a dumbass"

Nah. Moon phases are counter-inuitive. I still don't get them even though I been lectured on it twice. And I'm a Cancer, the Moon rules us, so I should know better.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 12:58 PM (l12Jm)

231 Does this help. The Moon needs to be lit by the Sun, it has no light itself. The Moon orbits Earth. When the Moon is behind Earth- so it's Sun--Earth--Moon, the Moon is fully lit from our perspective. When the Moon is in front of Earth, so it's Sun--Moon--Earth, the Moon isn't lit at all.

When it's Sun--Earth--Moon in perfect alignment, it's a Lunar eclipse because Earth blocks out all the Sun's light which would otherwise light up the Moon.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (pV/54)

232 213
I think they want the US to be Western Europe.

1. Flood with violent refugees.
2. People beg the government to keep them safe
3. Totalitarian government arises with the blessing of the people
4. Totalitarian governments suddenly notice that gee, they all have the problems.
5. Band together to form one world government/ new world order
6. NWO/ Corporations rule the world.
7. Shut up and work slave, we have Muslims to feed with your hard earned cash!
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:49 PM (aT+Bx)


I think that's exactly correct.

Those who consider themselves "born to rule" have always hated the United States. This was the first country in history that didn't allow a hereditary nobility, and free-market capitalism gave low-born people the opportunity to rise to the limits of their intelligence, ability, and work ethic. This created the middle class, which is independent, relatively prosperous, and has no need or desire to be "ruled".

That made the nobility look bad, and they have sought to destroy America for the last 200 years or so, and return to the proper order of nobility and peasantry. "Marxism" and "Progressivism" are their tools for doing so.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (sdi6R)

233 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon? Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)



Fucked.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (aMlLZ)

234 Votermom:

Thank you for the link, don't remember where I was that I missed that pet thread.

Your pup is adorable! And he looks pretty big in that pic, even though that's from a couple of months ago.

You mentioned this morning he needed a bath and trim. Do you trim him yourself?

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (HiDrR)

235 Yesterday at a diner the waitress set the sticky bun I had ordered in front of my wife and gave me my wife's bear claw. It turns out it's true that nobody likes it when the rolls are reversed.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 22, 2017 01:00 PM (wPiJc)

236 I think they want the US to be Western Europe.

1. Flood with violent refugees.
2. People beg the government to keep them safe
3. Totalitarian government arises with the blessing of the people
4. Totalitarian governments suddenly notice that gee, they all have the problems.
5. Band together to form one world government/ new world order
6. NWO/ Corporations rule the world.
7. Shut up and work slave, we have Muslims to feed with your hard earned cash!

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:49 PM (aT+Bx)



I've seen this in the corporate world. Management company comes in to assist ailing company. They manipulate/re-interpret/adulterate numbers until losses look like profits.

They flood the work force with lower paid less qualified personnel creating an unhappy work environment while producing a lesser product/service than before they arrived.

It happens before original cos very eyes and they believe in it until the day they go bankrupt.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 01:01 PM (P7ulB)

237 Yesterday at a diner the waitress set the sticky bun I had ordered in front of my wife and gave me my wife's bear claw. It turns out it's true that nobody likes it when the rolls are reversed.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 22, 2017 01:00 PM (wPiJc)


Nice

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 01:01 PM (4UrWm)

238 Could I make/invent wine? Or prune juice? Or ice? And have the luxury time that enables playing with all three?

A mathematical absurdity.




Again, thank You, Lord. For Capitalism and smart people. And, of course, my belief in You.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM (4bjXi)

239 Yeah, watched last night's ONT feud unfold in horrified disbelief. Not gonna take sides. However, the situation itself really kind of took sides.

Apparently one cannot ignore or delete emails one doesn't like or have use for (funny, I ignore/delete 90% of all emails, as do many, cuz spam/scams/etc).

And this means that one must go on an investigatory jihad against various other commenters, and not read their comments/answers properly, and then engage in junior high snark and verbal wrasslin' with everyone who are targets of your inquisition.

First time I've ever commented on comment section drama. I ordinarily just skip it, so couldn't really comment anyway. But last night was car-wreck-can't-look-away sort of stuff.

Thus concludes my first and only comment on the topic. Historic and unprecedented, in its own humble way.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM (iynDC)

240 But that's not really what I was talking about
above. On O-care, there's been a passivity, and a bit of inconsistency,
from the very top. With flashes of common sense, as in today's
presidential twatter effusions. Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:54 PM (iynDC)
=====

Not 'woke' to twatter and only see what is quoted, but the inconsistency and passivity is from the top. NY libs cannot truly imagine not using government, so unless they can overcome the everyone will die publicity, they are at a disadvantage unless they (he) can change the focus. Price is an MD and good in a lot of ways, but he has become part of the basic flaw in reasoning -- that the great and good government can 'fix' anything. Plus they are all trying to work without support.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 01:03 PM (MIKMs)

241
196 184
Both banned. SMFH last night, L,Elle this morning.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:21 PM (HiDrR)

I'm not positive that the latter has been banned.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 12:32 PM (pNxlR)


I withdraw my uncertainty assertion. Her posts are gone in the early morning thread.

Her behavior reminded me very much of the poster here who called herself "curious" a number of years back.

"So you have no frame of reference here... You're like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know..."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 01:04 PM (pNxlR)

242 Of course, again, the near-total silence of the GOP on so many of these outrages is a major problem.
Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 12:35 PM (iynDC)

_______________

Back in circa 2003-2004, the GOP went silent as the Left/Dem/Media purposefully sabotaged the Iraq war effort. I was genuinely perplexed over the next 4 years as to why there was no pushback from "my" party against the steady stream of enemy-coddling narratives. In time, the talking points emanating out of the DNC - and dutifully reported and reinforced ad naseum by the MSM - nearly overlapped perfectly with the propaganda being pushed by al-Qaeda in Iraq. The GOP said nothing. I couldn't understand it.

Until I did: The GOP doesn't mean what they tell their constituents. They are lying to us. It's all one big criminal conspiracy that is hurtling our great country into the grips of socialism and tyranny. I went from being perplexed and angry to being utterly depressed. And angry. And then came along Donald Trump. And as strange as it was, it was he, and his full-throated supporters, that gave me back some hope.

Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 22, 2017 01:04 PM (SeIF3)

243 I went from being perplexed and angry to being utterly depressed. And angry. And then came along Donald Trump. And as strange as it was, it was he, and his full-throated supporters, that gave me back some hope.
Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 22, 2017 01:04 PM (SeIF3)
~~~~~

That's kinda where I am, but I am losing hope as I watch this deep state jihad against him. Very worried.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 01:07 PM (HiDrR)

244 Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 12:58 PM (+icF5)

That crossed all manners of lines IMHO.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:08 PM (6hLK2)

245 That crossed all manners of lines IMHO.
Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:08 PM (6hLK2)

Agreed. That was damned nasty.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:09 PM (+icF5)

246 Wait, I was going to snark about a comment feud that I was no part of, but L, Elle got banninated?

Say it ain't so.

Maybe a timeout? Do we know which cob did the banninating?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2017 01:11 PM (gIRsn)

247 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2017 01:11 PM (gIRsn)

She brought it all back up in a morning thread and wouldn't let it go after being warned more than once.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:12 PM (0mRoj)

248 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2017 01:11 PM (gIRsn)


Like I told Insominiac Band, that one comment was damned nasty.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:13 PM (+icF5)

249 PrayForMojo, you precisely echo my own observations/reactions from the time period in question. And I was sort of in the middle of it, so the frustration and anger were magnified.

And while Trump has been a stunningly unexpected (if partial/temporary?) change of course, in many respects, the electorate's pathetic and sheepish behavior paralleling that of the pathetic GOP has permanently changed my assessment of the country.

And note that almost the entire false framework created by the MSM, and the Dems and the whole global "elite" info-complex, about the issue in question has been internalized by Americans, including "conservatives". You can find it here every day. There was a thread not long ago that was as stunning in the dumbassery of the comments as anything you'd find at DailyKos.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 01:13 PM (iynDC)

250 246 Wait, I was going to snark about a comment feud that I was no part of, but L, Elle got banninated?

Say it ain't so.

Maybe a timeout? Do we know which cob did the banninating?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2017 01:11 PM (gIRsn)



She deserves it. She carried it over into the EMT, and then after being told to stop by a cob, she carried it over into the next thread after that too and was again told to stop.

When the drama continues and there's only one person continuing it, then they are not some innocent victim.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 01:14 PM (cAnNx)

251 I'm not going to delve back because I've prob used up any goodwill Ace et al have for me, but yeah...

As a former Marine who served in the infantry, marginalizing us as "broken" is akin to fighting words and likely going to get your mouth busted. So I can empathize with her anger.

Few years back I had a debate with some metrosexual punk about Obamacare. Positions were backed by a $100 bet. He lost and, like a bitch, donated my winnings in my name to a charity that handles mental health issues for vets. What a sore loser.

Caught up with him 6 months later at a DC bar. Called up 3 of my Marines built like linebackers. Challenged him to "take this outside". He took the bait and found 3 very pissed off Marines waiting for him. We stripped him and then called 911 about "some crazy naked tweaker running through the alley". Ah karma.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 01:14 PM (l12Jm)

252 Has anyone else seen some news of Poland firing all their commie judges in the court system and refilling them with non-EU types?

Two-scoops can take a page from their playbook.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 01:14 PM (5VlCp)

253 >>>>I went from being perplexed and angry to being utterly depressed. And
angry. And then came along Donald Trump. And as strange as it was, it
was he, and his full-throated supporters, that gave me back some hope.

Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 22, 2017 01:04 PM (SeIF3)

~~~~~



That's kinda where I am, but I am losing hope as I watch this deep state jihad against him. Very worried.
.
.
.Myself and many others here predicted that this is exactly what would happen. I knew it was going to be bad when Trump had the nomination in the bag and the msm turned on him immediately when it became clear he was going to be the Republican nominee. Their previously semi-favorable/neutral coverage pulled a 180 literally overnight.

And it's only going to get worse, especially when this Russia crap fades away. They are going to have to invent something else.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2017 01:15 PM (0pcwX)

254 252 Has anyone else seen some news of Poland firing all their commie judges in the court system and refilling them with non-EU types?

Two-scoops can take a page from their playbook.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 01:14 PM (5VlCp)

Go Poland!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:15 PM (0mRoj)

255 217 So, I've created a wonderful drink and named it Holy Crap. Bold cheap red wine and prune juice, 70/30 respectively, iced.

Just contributing to mankind and the quality of life for the average Joe. Again. No big.

Reminds me- middle class Americans live with more conveniences and in better comfort than the barons of the gilded age did. Hell, the modern welfare queen does, Come to think of it.

Thank You, God. For life, America and capitalism.

I mean it. Thank You!









*Holy crap. Just proof read my comment. What an incredible drink.
Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 12:51 PM (4bjXi)



Unsweetened iced tea with a splash of grape juice. I got that from my grandmother. Best non-alcoholic drink there is.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 01:15 PM (sdi6R)

256 Muck the Fusk.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 22, 2017 01:15 PM (mcI77)

257 Like I told Insominiac Band

?

Is he getting the band back together ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 01:15 PM (4UrWm)

258 And as far as my new hash goes, not only do i see it, I press it like a crack junky monkey. Especially, on Sunday morning at about 0859.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:15 PM (+icF5)

259 LOL Fen.

I suppose that means I don't get to piss you off.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 01:16 PM (6FqZa)

260 257 Like I told Insominiac Band

?

Is he getting the band back together ?
Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 01:15 PM (4UrWm)

They all long since moved on.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:16 PM (0mRoj)

261 That's kinda where I am, but I am losing hope as I watch this deep state jihad against him. Very worried.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 01:07 PM (HiDrR)
__________________

I'm very worried too. At this point, it's the sheer number of Trump supporters - and their seemingly clear eyed understanding of what's actually going on behind the DC smokescreen - that keeps my hope stoked. These people, and there are millions of them (of us), are not going to go away quietly.

I'm also enjoying watching the MSM absolutely destroy their own credibility in the eyes of millions of Americans.

Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 22, 2017 01:16 PM (SeIF3)

262 232 213
I think they want the US to be Western Europe.

1. Flood with violent refugees.
2. People beg the government to keep them safe
3. Totalitarian government arises with the blessing of the people
4. Totalitarian governments suddenly notice that gee, they all have the problems.
5. Band together to form one world government/ new world order
6. NWO/ Corporations rule the world.
7. Shut up and work slave, we have Muslims to feed with your hard earned cash!
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:49 PM (aT+Bx)

I think that's exactly correct.

Those who consider themselves "born to rule" have always hated the United States. This was the first country in history that didn't allow a hereditary nobility, and free-market capitalism gave low-born people the opportunity to rise to the limits of their intelligence, ability, and work ethic. This created the middle class, which is independent, relatively prosperous, and has no need or desire to be "ruled".

That made the nobility look bad, and they have sought to destroy America for the last 200 years or so, and return to the proper order of nobility and peasantry. "Marxism" and "Progressivism" are their tools for doing so.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (sdi6R)

Absolutely profound. I love this website.

Which reminds me; I saw Ace and the Co-Bloggers open for The Moron Horde at Hara Arena in 1979.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 01:16 PM (4bjXi)

263 But what is it called when the sun goes between the earth and the moon?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2017 12:38 PM (hcyUh)

Lucky Pierre

Posted by: Monkfish at July 22, 2017 01:17 PM (7ciu+)

264
That made the nobility look bad, and they have sought to destroy America for the last 200 years or so, and return to the proper order of nobility and peasantry. "Marxism" and "Progressivism" are their tools for doing so.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM
--

There's another thing in play here as well, thanks to personality theory.

There are a lot of people who do not want to make decisions. Any decisions. In the MBTI, they're called Perceivers. They want others to do it for them. If the other is Uncle Sam, that's OK. That makes their life better. So really, serfdom suits them, as long as they have their iphone, cable and xbox.

Then add in those who simply do not want to work, and you have a society that's ripe for takeover.

My secondary theory is that the majority of the alpha males came to the US before wwI. The alpha males that stayed had their gene pool eliminated in the two world wars. That's why we're in better shape than western europe.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:17 PM (aT+Bx)

265 Metrosexual punk is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2017 01:17 PM (PUmDY)

266 When the drama continues and there's only one person continuing it, then they are not some innocent victim.


True dat.

I was going to try to see what had happened, but "L, elle" appears 182 times in the ONT and I'm not *that* curious.

Surprised, though. I am surprised.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 22, 2017 01:17 PM (gIRsn)

267 And then came along Donald Trump. And as strange as it was, it was he, and his full-throated supporters, that gave me back some hope.

Posted by: PrayForMojo
________

Before Trump's candidacy, there was another source of light: Greg Gutfeld and "Red Eye."

Gutfeld strikes me as a special kind of brilliant, and people were watching his 3 a.m. show in decent numbers.

And now we have Trump. We haven't won yet, but we're playing the Broncos and we're only down by 24 points. This game is far from over.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 01:18 PM (zkGZ8)

268 SMFH was the one who worked with tanks in the military??

If so, I used to think of her as Tank Girl. Bummer, a real tremor in the force I feel.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 01:18 PM (aMlLZ)

269 The Beast of Revelation is probably Islam.

Just sayin

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 01:18 PM (4bjXi)

270 Found On Road Dead.
And yes, I drive a Ford truck.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 12:15 PM (lQn8Y)

Make that First on Race Day. I drive one too.

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 22, 2017 01:18 PM (kiSdp)

271 How many Polacks does it take to flush a toilet?

Fifty five . . . with two absentions

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 01:18 PM (6FqZa)

272 I didn't hang in until SMFH apparently unleashed her artillery (wonderfully mixed metaphor, you're welcome), but after the "Army widow" remark, I don't see why she would be banned for any response.

Both she and buzzion subtly tried to talk the crazy person with the gun to put it down, but to no avail.

Thus endeth my unprecedented second comment on comment section drama, ever.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 01:22 PM (iynDC)

273 Oh, and tinyurl.com/y97sgvr9 The U.S. Department of State voiced concern on Friday.

Speaking of needing a good plumber.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 01:22 PM (6FqZa)

274
How many Polacks does it take to flush a toilet?
=====

Polish jokes were big when I was growing up; Irish for my parents; certain cities had Italian or Bohunk (and I'm not quite sure what country that is). I think the big one now is blondes -- rather than insert an ethnicity.

I still want one of those winged helmets from the Polish cavalry. Coolest ever.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 01:23 PM (MIKMs)

275 FH, every time I see you post I think of this great rock album...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J-x-H9Axe-k

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2017 01:24 PM (PUmDY)

276 Scaramucci looks to be going full Breitbart.

I want to believe that Trump/Bannon have war-gamed this. Counter-attack to come.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 01:24 PM (pV/54)

277
Bohunk is Czech Republic. Bohemia, specifically.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 01:24 PM (pNxlR)

278 T-Rump's Warsaw speech was a thing. Not that the brain-dead US media and "elites" could even understand such, if they tried.

Poland and the other "new" Europe states of the former Warsaw Pact are, amazingly, refusing Brussels' and Berlin's edicts that they commit cultural suicide (and in the case of these small states, with obscure languages, this imagery is not so over-done).

T-Rump's speech surely resonated strongly, from the Baltic to the Black Sea.

(OK, no snark about "From Finland to the Black Sea", from you WWII geeks)

Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 01:25 PM (iynDC)

279 They flood the work force with lower paid less qualified personnel creating an unhappy work environment while producing a lesser product/service than before they arrived.


It happens before original cos very eyes and they believe in it until the day they go bankrupt.
----

I didn't know it was happening in the corporate world.

Do they do it purposely so they can have a loss on their books? Is that why they destroy a decent company? Or is it something like "money laundering?"

I'm both happy and terrified that people think my Road to Totalitarianism is accurate.

I think part 2 is a One World Religion, in which the Pope somehow brings Islam into Catholicism.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:25 PM (aT+Bx)

280 277
Bohunk is Czech Republic. Bohemia, specifically.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 01:24 PM (pNxlR)

Talk about an antiquated slur. Right up there with "squarehead."

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:25 PM (0mRoj)

281
I really am worried about all of this. The deep state will not quit until they get rid of PDT.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:33 PM (HiDrR)

I think Pres Trump needs to invite about 3 or 4 million of us to D.C..... with rifles in hand.

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 22, 2017 01:26 PM (kiSdp)

282
Scaramucci looks to be going full Breitbart.



I think Trump is assembling his war council

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 01:26 PM (lKyWE)

283

"Conservative" National Review Senior Editor Reihan Salam was on Tucker calling for single-payer.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 01:26 PM (IqV8l)

284 280. Sheeny is a good one in the same category. I've been trying to bring it - amd all the other vintage slurs and hatreds back into style.

(Fvcking no-good boghoppers. Worse than the pikies......)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 01:27 PM (fA1SL)

285 Scaramucci looks to be going full Breitbart.

Yeah? That would be awesome.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:27 PM (0mRoj)

286 283

"Conservative" National Review Senior Editor Reihan Salam was on Tucker calling for single-payer.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 01:26 PM (IqV8l)


I read that last night. National Review has officially jumped the shark.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 01:29 PM (sdi6R)

287 "T-Rump's speech surely resonated strongly, from the Baltic to the Black Sea."

I watched it live on MSNBC. After it ended, Psycho Joe called it the worst speech given by an American President on foreign soil, ever.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 01:29 PM (pV/54)

288
Those who consider themselves "born to rule" have always hated the United States. This was the first country in history that didn't allow a hereditary nobility, and free-market capitalism gave low-born people the opportunity to rise to the limits of their intelligence, ability, and work ethic. This created the middle class, which is independent, relatively prosperous, and has no need or desire to be "ruled".

That made the nobility look bad, and they have sought to destroy America for the last 200 years or so, and return to the proper order of nobility and peasantry. "Marxism" and "Progressivism" are their tools for doing so.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (sdi6R)


Been saying that for years. The whole damn history of Europe for the last 1000 years or longer has been war to see who gets the biggest piece of the pie/land. Then magically they let a bunch of pilgrims take a boat over here and take this huge ass piece of prime real estate. That never squared with me.

I always said they bid their time, let us develop and tame the land, do the dirty work, make it nice, and then try to move in and take it.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 01:29 PM (aMlLZ)

289 You mentioned this morning he needed a bath and trim. Do you trim him yourself?
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (HiDrR)

I've been learning to! The hardest part is getting him not to squirm

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 01:30 PM (hMwEB)

290 Once read the shortest history of Japan:
We are not Chinese!

Ours would be: We are not European!

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 01:30 PM (pV/54)

291 289 You mentioned this morning he needed a bath and trim. Do you trim him yourself?
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 12:59 PM (HiDrR)

I've been learning to! The hardest part is getting him not to squirm
Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 01:30 PM (hMwEB)

Heh. Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:30 PM (0mRoj)

292 And note that almost the entire false framework created by the MSM, and the Dems and the whole global "elite" info-complex, about the issue in question has been internalized by Americans, including "conservatives".
Posted by: rhomboid at July 22, 2017 01:13 PM (iynDC)
_________________________

Internalized to an almost unbelievable degree. Attempting to have a fact-based conversation with nearly anyone, about what happened less than 15 years ago, seems impossible. Frustrating to the point that it simply is not worth it. Which, of course, was one of the main motivations behind the entire information/dis-information campaign to begin with.

The entire situation truly shone a light for me on the power of the corporate media and their anti-American/anti-Western motivations.

One of the reasons I initially resisted the very idea of PDT being the GOP nominee was because of his quick dismissals of the Iraq war goals. In time, and perhaps I was only seeing what I wanted to see, I came to accept that this was his brilliant way of escaping the Dem/MSM traps that had worked so successfully while paying only a small price with the GOP constituency who had had the false narratives drummed into their heads so often that they simply wanted to move on.

Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 22, 2017 01:31 PM (SeIF3)

293 279
I think part 2 is a One World Religion, in which the Pope somehow brings Islam into Catholicism.
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:25 PM (aT+Bx)


I'm working on it!

Posted by: Frankie Goes to the Vatican at July 22, 2017 01:31 PM (sdi6R)

294 291. Settle down, Beavis.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 01:31 PM (fA1SL)

295 Oh FUCK OFF NeverTrumper assholes...

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/270722/

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2017 01:32 PM (rmVvL)

296 Heh, Justice League Action has Mr. Mxyzptlk played once again by Gilbert Gottfried just like back in the Superman.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 01:32 PM (cAnNx)

297 T-Rump's speech surely resonated strongly, from the Baltic to the Black Sea.

Posted by: rhomboid
________

Roughly the greatest extent of the old Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. I've been calling its comeback for years.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 01:32 PM (zkGZ8)

298 There are many in this country who are in awe of "royalty" be it in Europe or the pseudo royalty here.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 01:32 PM (IqV8l)

299 Teacher: "why do they oppose us?"

River: "Because we meddle. And we haven't the right"

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 01:33 PM (l12Jm)

300 One thing the Trump-haters and# NeverTrumpers are missing about the PDT era is that even if they manage to get rid of him--which I don't think they'll be able to do--the paradigm has changed and it's not like the people who voted for Trump are going to be clamoring for Jeb or Kasich in 2020. That ship has sailed. We don't know how things are going to look ten years from now, but there's no going back.
The Democrats are going to realize this too if they try to push Kamala Harris on us as a sort of female Obama.
It worked once, that's it.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 22, 2017 01:33 PM (7uYFy)

301 Heh. Heh heh heh.
Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 01:30 PM (0mRoj)

oh yeah, ge thinks it's hilarious too

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 01:34 PM (hMwEB)

302 If only Kamala. Kid Rock would beat her. I'm serious.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 22, 2017 01:35 PM (pV/54)

303 We don't know how things are going to look ten years from now, but there's no going back.

Damn Straight! NO MORE RINOs for me. Fuck em.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 01:35 PM (m8J9w)

304 Posted by: JoeF. at July 22, 2017 01:33 PM
--

Yep.

My new mantra is No Professional Politicians.

The only two I would consider were Trump and Carson. Had to vote for Trump simply because Carson was just too nice.

Nothing against Cruz or even Rubio, but they are politicians, and more of the same.

/and yes, if it happens, I'll be voting for Kid Rock for Senate.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:35 PM (aT+Bx)

305 My ideal vision of Europe is that Ireland exits the EU and makes "Cold Sweat" by Thin Lizzy its national anthem.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 01:35 PM (zkGZ8)

306

Who got banned?

Posted by: Soothie at July 22, 2017 01:36 PM (lzrKs)

307 If only Kamala. Kid Rock would beat her. I'm serious.
--

Kid Rock has already got an endorsement from one of the local conservative radio guys.

Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:36 PM (aT+Bx)

308 Wow.
Ever have guests who felt entitled to make demands of their host as to who the host would deem welcome?
Forget it Jake, it's the AOSHQ

Posted by: MAxIE at July 22, 2017 01:36 PM (9TR2V)

309
T-Rump's speech surely resonated strongly, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Posted by: rhomboid

________


Roughly the greatest extent of the old Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. I've been calling its comeback for years. Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 01:32 PM (zkGZ
=====

Their independence and identity has been hard-fought for hundreds of years. No Brussels Bureaucrat is taking it away now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 01:37 PM (MIKMs)

310 There are many in this country who are in awe of "royalty" be it in Europe or the pseudo royalty here.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2017 01:32 PM (IqV8l)

I don't get the pseudo-royalty. The Kennedy's? Barf. But
I kind of understand the interest and even minor "awe" of royalty of Europe--especially the UK and Queen Liz. But it still doesn't mean we want a Royal Family of our own.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 22, 2017 01:37 PM (7uYFy)

311 And for the record, if someone called ME broken? I'd be throwing down too...
Posted by: Don Quixote at July 22, 2017 12:39 PM (NgKpN)

I wasn't on the ONT, went and looked. Yeah, that was bad, specially in context of "army widow"

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 22, 2017 01:37 PM (hMwEB)

312 I can't vote for Kid Rock, but I would if I lived in Michigan.

And I'm not even a fan of his music.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 01:37 PM (sdi6R)

313 Muslim worshipers clash with Israeli forces at Lions' Gate

Israeli Arabs and Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces in east Jerusalem neighborhoods and elsewhere in West Bank; masked men block roads, burn tires, launch fireworks and throw Molotov cocktails and rocks; At-Tur resident: 'We're ready to fight to the death.'

G00d, I hope the IDF sends you all to meet ALLAH

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 01:38 PM (m8J9w)

314 Everybody laughing off that lunatic from California Kamala Kamikazee or whatever her name is, what part of Barky's coalition would she not win?

That's a serious question by the way.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:38 PM (+icF5)

315 Everybody laughing off that lunatic from California Kamala Kamikazee or whatever her name is, what part of Barky's coalition would she not win?

That's a serious question by the way.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:38 PM (+icF5)


She's not Balk Black...She does not hide her commie feelings as well as Fredo did. Been There, Done That.
She is vile

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 01:39 PM (m8J9w)

316 Who was the cob that randomly banned people? It was only one ONT, and the ban only lasted a few hours -- but it came after some trouble and one of Ace's epic warnings. Good times.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 01:39 PM (zkGZ8)

317
I think part 2 is a One World Religion, in which the Pope somehow brings Islam into Catholicism.
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:25 PM (aT+Bx)

He will be long dead before that would be tried. He is nearly 80, right?

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 22, 2017 01:39 PM (kiSdp)

318 I'm convinced that 95% of the unpleasantness on the ONT is alcohol-related

Posted by: MAxIE at July 22, 2017 01:40 PM (9TR2V)

319 Everybody laughing off that lunatic from California Kamala Kamikazee or whatever her name is, what part of Barky's coalition would she not win?

That's a serious question by the way.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:38 PM (+icF5)

Though I think Hillary is a lying sack of shit, I do believe that she lost some votes because she's a woman. My uncle is a life-long LIV Democrat and he voted for Trump because he didn't want--his words, " a girl president." He wasn't alone.
Also, many women won't vote for a woman--especially if she comes off as a bitch.
And Kamala IS a bitch.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 22, 2017 01:41 PM (7uYFy)

320 >>>>>Been saying that for years. The whole damn history of Europe for the
last 1000 years or longer has been war to see who gets the biggest piece
of the pie/land. Then magically they let a bunch of pilgrims take a
boat over here and take this huge ass piece of prime real estate. That
never squared with me.



I always said they bid their time, let us develop and tame the land,
do the dirty work, make it nice, and then try to move in and take it.
.
.
.I disagree. Europe and the United Kingdom specifically used foreign lands to dump their undesirables. The Americas and Australia were considered by Europe to be worthless pieces of land filled with savages and aborigines.

They detested the "Colonies" and thought that Africa was where the future would be concentrated. Most of Europe poured vast sums into expeditions and colonies, carving up Africa between themselves starting in the mid 1800's and they continued it through WWII in hopes of cashing in big time at some point.

Heck even hitler thought it would be a good idea to kick the British out of North Africa to help out his buddy and gain some good oil fields without having to go through Russia.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2017 01:41 PM (0pcwX)

321 COGAT: Israel willing to examine alternatives for metal detectors

Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai says Israel doesn't want to change the status quo on the Temple Mount; 'The only thing we want is to ensure no one can enter with weapons again and carry out another attack.'

And Netanyahu prepares to back down and fold again....Just as I prediticted

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 01:42 PM (m8J9w)

322
Everybody laughing off that lunatic from California Kamala Kamikazee or whatever her name is, what part of Barky's coalition would she not win?
That's a serious question by the way.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:38 PM (+icF5)


White working class

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 01:42 PM (lKyWE)

323 Well sometimes you gang up on people and they push back

Posted by: MAxIE at July 22, 2017 01:42 PM (9TR2V)

324 "National review has jumped the shark "

Not going to violate the bar rules by using the c-word.

But I have a working theory that their is a link between the er... emasculated sites like NRO and Powerline... and their reliance on Facebook as their sole commenting system.

I really don't get that - you want to be Thought Leaders but only conservatives still stuck on Facebook can critique you or give you feedback?

It's like an investment advisor who only accepts carbon credits as payment. How good could his analysis be?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 01:42 PM (l12Jm)

325 Kid Rock has already got an endorsement from one of the local conservative radio guys.
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 01:36 PM (aT+Bx)

Which radio guy?

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 22, 2017 01:44 PM (kiSdp)

326 Roughly the greatest extent of the old Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. I've been calling its comeback for years.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 01:32 PM (zkGZ

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

Three Seas Initiative

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 01:44 PM (P7ulB)

327 318 I'm convinced that 95% of the unpleasantness on the ONT is alcohol-related
Posted by: MAxIE at July 22, 2017 01:40 PM (9TR2V)


YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

*passes out in chair*

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 01:45 PM (sdi6R)

328 Decades is binging1 Mission Impossible episodes this weekend.Season 1 with Steven Hill leading the team as Mr.Briggs

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2017 01:45 PM (rmVvL)

329
My new mantra is No Professional Politicians.
=====

Think of Schwarzenegger, Ventura, and, the ultimate, Al Franken.

Maybe rethink an absolute like that?

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 01:46 PM (MIKMs)

330
I'm convinced that 95% of the unpleasantness on the ONT is alcohol-related Posted by: MAxIE at July 22, 2017 01:40 PM (9TR2V)


Nothing good ever comes from being on the ONT

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 01:46 PM (lKyWE)

331 318.
I would guess that is a part of it.
Recently had a family member take an innocuos comment I made as an insult to their spouse. Yes, alcohol led to that interpretation.
Last night's escalation reminded me exactly of the escalation that happened in my case.
Only difference is that I was dealing with family. These were people that only know each other on a blog. No respect for others feelings were needed. Just let it all rip. You don't have to face them across the dinner table at Thanksgiving.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 01:48 PM (N3JsI)

332 Gird your loins for Yoko tonight

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 01:49 PM (6FqZa)

333 332. Yoko, for sure. We deserve it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 01:49 PM (fA1SL)

334 Every time there's a horn honk on TV my pit starts barking and runs to the front door.




Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 01:50 PM (Enq6K)

335 Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Yoko.

Posted by: Homer Simpson at July 22, 2017 01:50 PM (IqV8l)

336 Schwarzenegger, Ventura, and Al Franken were accidents of time and place. If we had term limits and voter reform, ala Soona, the people we send to DC would do their job and represent us and the Constitution, not K Street.

President Donald, when are you going to bulldoze K Street?

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 01:52 PM (P7ulB)

337 318 I'm convinced that 95% of the unpleasantness on the ONT is alcohol-related

Posted by: MAxIE at July 22, 2017 01:40 PM (9TR2V)




I'll drink to that.

Cheers!

*hic!*

I'm not as think as you drunk I am!

*passes out in recliner*


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2017 01:54 PM (v5iqM)

338 What are your state officials doing to feel good at your expense?

Argh. Not just state officials; smug leftists who care about the environment and poor people tend to do things at the expense of others as well.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 01:56 PM (ZapPq)

339 Re: NRO and Powerline and F-acebook commenting policies:

It's like an investment advisor who only accepts carbon credits as payment. How good could his analysis be?
Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 01:42 PM (l12Jm)
____________________

I think there is a tremendous amount of merit in your comment. A site using F-acebook as their sole commenting system is a sure sign of either situational blindness or institutional capture.

Speaking of: I'm of the opinion that National Review has been co-opted by the Left. It was a natural target. I'm further of the opinion that the good people of Powerline (Heyward and Johnson minus Mirgenoff - get rid of that guy!), rather than being co-opted, are often simply too far in the weeds to see the bigger picture. I used to spend a whole lot of time reading and worrying about wonkish subjects such as Continuing Resolutions until I realized that it truly was all Kabuki - and that the subjects that really mattered were outside of what was allowed to be discussed on "conservative" sites.

Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 22, 2017 01:57 PM (SeIF3)

340 A metaphor for US poitics?

Hundreds of sheep killed after bear chases them over cliff - http://tinyurl.com/y8oufjvx

Posted by: Mx4 at July 22, 2017 01:58 PM (A+OVN)

341 Nothing good ever comes from being on the ONT
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 01:46 PM (lKyWE)

---
i beg to differ...

last wednesday night, someone mentioned that CMP had some Winchester Garands for sale...

ours arrived at the toy store this morning.

we also bought our Class 3 shotgun from Jim (Sunk New Dawn) because he mentioned it on the ONT.

not sure why i wasn't on there last night, but, IIRC, i went to bed fairly early.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 01:58 PM (ATMED)

342 My Dad, Chuck Missler, Carl Sagan and Alfred Einstein could spend six hours explaining to me, personally, the how's and why's of one surface moon visibility world wide. I'd still not get it. My Dad, who was among the Best of the Best, explained time travel theory to me FFS. A lot. And never said, "This again? You still don't get it?" I loved those physics seminars and with Dad. The beauty of it is that I kind of understood it, kind of felt it, while it was being spoken and explained. You know? And it is a mystery now. All of it. It became a mystery within ten minutes of the end of his explanations/seminars. The only way I could approach that level of knowledge was when it was actively spoken about. It drove a deep admiration and respect for my Dad into me. At times, I realized that I wanted so bad to be able to explain things like that to my children. I simply can't. It makes me cry. And I rarely cry.



All that being said, I can't grasp the how's and why's of only being able to see the man in the moon from earth, and never the other side. From anywhere on earth ever. And I never asked my Dad about it.

I miss my Dad. I wish I'd have asked him about this simple one, too.

Hell, I can't tell my kids why the sky is blue! Asked and answered hundreds of times. But I do know that 2+2=4.

Wait, maybe not. Hey Dad? How did that one go?



Posted by: Roy Munson! at July 22, 2017 01:59 PM (4bjXi)

343 334 Every time there's a horn honk on TV my pit starts barking and runs to the front door.




Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 01:50 PM (Enq6K)

Huh. I have laziest mellow dog in the world. Just like his master. We're a match made in Heaven....

Posted by: kraken at July 22, 2017 02:00 PM (pL6Vz)

344 333 332. Yoko, for sure. We deserve it.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 01:49 PM (fA1SL)


Could be worse. Could be Madeline Albright.

Or Helen Thomas.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 02:01 PM (sdi6R)

345 Could be worse. Could be Madeline Albright.

Or Helen Thomas.
---
Moochelle Obola...

nekkid

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 02:02 PM (ATMED)

346 151
When I found out in the morning thread that SMFH was banned I went ballistic.

She didn't start anything and she didn't deserve that. She needs to be unbanned ASAP.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 12:18 PM (sdi6R)


I agree; this matches my observations.

From here, it looks like L,Elle has been attempting to provoke CaliGirl as well. Fortunately, CaliGirl has not taken the bait.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 02:03 PM (ZapPq)

347 Jokes about drink, aside. Time for me to scramble off to a few hours work.

Hasta la laterz, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2017 02:03 PM (v5iqM)

348 Moochelle Obola...

nekkid
Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 02:02 PM (ATMED)

Great... now I can spend the day trying not to think about that..

Posted by: kraken at July 22, 2017 02:03 PM (pL6Vz)

349 All that being said, I can't grasp the how's and why's of only being able to see the man in the moon from earth, and never the other side. From anywhere on earth ever. And I never asked my Dad about it.


https://youtu.be/FhokvJZFURg

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 02:04 PM (cAnNx)

350
i beg to differ...last wednesday night, someone mentioned that CMP had some Winchester Garands for sale...

ours arrived at the toy store this morning.
we also bought our Class 3 shotgun from Jim (Sunk New Dawn) because he mentioned it on the ONT.
not sure why i wasn't on there last night, but, IIRC, i went to bed fairly early.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 01:58 PM (ATMED)


Okay.The only time I've been on the ONT was election night and it was good then too.It seems though that the ONT is where long time horde members go to die

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:05 PM (lKyWE)

351 Don't worry,there are no nekkid pics of Mooch unless Barack has a private collection....

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2017 02:05 PM (rmVvL)

352 307,
"If only Kamala. Kid Rock would beat her. I'm serious.
--

Kid Rock has already got an endorsement from one of the local conservative radio guys."

Renk perhaps?

Posted by: geoffb5 at July 22, 2017 02:07 PM (d3wbb)

353 All this talk of getting some Yoko Ono is giving me a hard on.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 02:07 PM (5VlCp)

354 Okay.The only time I've been on the ONT was election night and it was good then too.It seems though that the ONT is where long time horde members go to die
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:05 PM (lKyWE)

I've went there maybe 4 or 5 times in total...definitely a day walker... never saw anything too odd, what happens... as the night wears on, the rave gets more intense??..

Posted by: kraken at July 22, 2017 02:08 PM (pL6Vz)

355 334

Watch 2001 A Space Odyssey with your dog. A nickle says he/she flips his shit when early man discovers tools for warfare.

My theory? Dogs sometimes mistake our televisions for windows.

It is nice to have such loyal and fearless protectors, even if they're not Border Collie smart.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 02:08 PM (4bjXi)

356
Who banned her?

Posted by: Soothie at July 22, 2017 02:09 PM (lzrKs)

357 I agree; this matches my observations.



From here, it looks like L,Elle has been attempting to provoke CaliGirl as well. Fortunately, CaliGirl has not taken the bait.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 02:03 PM (ZapPq)


I also agree. With both of these things. I don't normally comment on the drama, but the "Army Widow" and "broken" comments followed by the playing innocent, "I said them not as an insult, but because that's how I see her" really rubbed me the wrong way. Bigly.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:10 PM (/o9Qk)

358 The VDH article.

One third of SFBA residents want to leave Ca? What? They're dissatisfied with the social culture they've helped to create - - electing democrat-communists to school boards and city councils for the past forty years? They f'n ruined San Mateo county and now they want to pull the rip cord on the mess they made? I'm sputtering and cursing.

What did you say, Madam Virtuesignal? Can't safely play Bocce ball at san mateo central park because vagrant insaniacs sell dope and randomly assault people? Human fecal matter on the putting green at Coyote Point golf course? Sending the kids to St. Mathews because Boreal middle school sucks?

omfg.

Posted by: 13times at July 22, 2017 02:12 PM (WHVu+)

359 Clearly you're just all drunk and don't know what you're saying. Because that's the only possible way to arrive at those conclusions.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 02:13 PM (cAnNx)

360 356
Who banned her?
Posted by: Soothie at July 22, 2017 02:09 PM (lzrKs)


Tim In Illinois, I think.

I have no problem with him at all, but I think he should go back and read the thread again.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 02:14 PM (sdi6R)

361 I haven't been paying careful attention and haven't picked up on some of the conflicts others have seen, but someone sure seemed stressed as f and ready to fight anyone and everyone for any reason today. Just a hunch but I suspect if we knew what was really going on we'd all be willing to help in any way we could. In the meantime, a timeout works, too.

Posted by: Mx4 at July 22, 2017 02:15 PM (A+OVN)

362 I miss my Dad. I wish I'd have asked him about this simple one, too.

Posted by: Roy Munson!
________

You know what made me really happy? Watching the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl. That was a great game, superbly executed. My Dad appreciated games like that. Then I thought to give him a call and discuss it with him but I didn't because he's gone.

Totally different from what you said about science, I realize. I guess what I'm trying to say is I empathize with you. I get what you're saying. Boy, do I get it.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 02:15 PM (zkGZ8)

363 359 Clearly you're just all drunk and don't know what you're saying. Because that's the only possible way to arrive at those conclusions.
Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 02:13 PM (cAnNx)

Regrettably I'm stone cold sober.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:15 PM (0mRoj)

364 269 The Beast of Revelation is probably Islam.

Just sayin
Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 01:18 PM (4bjXi)


Interesting idea. I had always pictured the beast as a bit more .... sophisticated.

What is your reasoning?

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 02:16 PM (ZapPq)

365 Regrettably I'm stone cold sober.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:15 PM (0mRoj)

Fvcking Squarehead.

[I have no idea what that means...]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:17 PM (wYseH)

366 From here, it looks like L,Elle has been attempting to provoke CaliGirl as well.
***********************

I think I remember some of that.

Back in the days when PL had the most terrific forum in the world there were commentators who would target and jamb a specific until he freaked. They did this specifically to get the other commentator banned.

One of those banned had a son stationed in the ME conflict and they used it on him. Pusillanimous PL was flooded with explanatory emails to no avail.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 02:17 PM (P7ulB)

367 Clearly you're just all drunk and don't know what
you're saying. Because that's the only possible way to arrive at those
conclusions.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 02:13 PM (cAnNx)


I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

Hope everyone is having a fine afternoon!

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:18 PM (/o9Qk)

368 365 Regrettably I'm stone cold sober.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:15 PM (0mRoj)

Fvcking Squarehead.

[I have no idea what that means...]
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:17 PM (wYseH)

Heh. I'm only part squarehead.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

369 What the heck is a Squarehead? Trianglebrain.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:19 PM (/o9Qk)

370 Before Trump's candidacy, there was another source of light: Greg Gutfeld and "Red Eye."

@267. Red eye went full never trumper, and is now trying to regain some credibility. Gutfeld is in the same catagory as Levin and Rush, backpedaling

Posted by: artemis at July 22, 2017 02:20 PM (AwPyG)

371 I'm only part squarehead.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

Top or bottom?

Seriously...I know what a "Bohunk" is, but "Squarehead" is a new one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:20 PM (wYseH)

372 Fucking the working man out of his money is the favorite pastime of the folks in Sacramento. They do it with abandon and greats whoops of pleasure. They think the only way it could be better is if they could give the victim a fatal STD while they rape their wallet.

Posted by: torabora at July 22, 2017 02:20 PM (NWuoO)

373 I'm convinced that 95% of the unpleasantness on the ONT is alcohol-related Posted by: MAxIE at July 22, 2017 01:40 PM (9TR2V)





Nothing good ever comes from being on the ONT

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 01:46 PM (lKyWE)

Sometimes, when I get really, really drunk on an ONT, I lose my bra.

So, you're right about that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:21 PM (Id9+8)

374 Aha.


Squarehead is a late 19th century ethnic slur directed at German and
Scandinavian immigrants. The phrase is meant quite literally as a
disparaging reference to the cranial features, though often just used as
a generic ethnic slur against those groups.


Basically the
stereotypical shape of a Northern European's head was thought to be
square- so it was (and is) an insult to call someone with that ethnic
makeup squarehead.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:21 PM (/o9Qk)

375
"That's why I never read the comments."
----Jayne Cobb

Posted by: Gaubert Tiinkhamski at July 22, 2017 02:22 PM (m9X4Y)

376 333
332. Yoko, for sure. We deserve it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 01:49 PM (fA1SL)

Oh Uncle, say it ain't so! I slept through all of the shitstorm last night.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:22 PM (Id9+8)

377 A Squarehead is a Kraut - the Bosch.
Words condemned from the modern lexicon.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 02:23 PM (P7ulB)

378 so it was (and is) an insult to call someone with that ethnic

makeup squarehead.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:21 PM (/o9Qk)

Interesting....Thanks!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:24 PM (wYseH)

379 Squarehead means German.

My Dad was half-German and as a child(photos) had the squarest head I've ever seen on a human being-

until my youngest was born, Squarey Squarehead Squarington.

Cutest thing you ever saw.


Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 02:25 PM (9q7Dl)

380 Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:21 PM (/o9Qk)

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:25 PM (0mRoj)

381 I slept through all of the shitstorm last night.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:22 PM (Id9+

Smart lady.

FYI....Google (or Bing) Dartmouth Women's Swimming Team.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:25 PM (wYseH)

382 Just enjoy the view and soak it in. Trying to photograph it will be a distraction and may be frustrating. You will see much better photos after the fact than anything you take.
Posted by: rickl
===

Yabut...
Shadow bands!

Cellphone recording video, 1m square whiteboard, metric measuring ruler.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
exploring-shadow-bands

Posted by: Atmospheric scientist at July 22, 2017 02:26 PM (OkKDg)

383 Wikipedia has a list of ethnic slurs.

Just type in "List of ethnic slurs."

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 02:26 PM (zkGZ8)

384 Oh Uncle, say it ain't so! I slept through all of the shitstorm last night.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:22 PM (Id9+

You chose wisely.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:26 PM (0mRoj)

385 This is frustrating as hell, and the GOPe is doing nothing about it now when they can.

How the democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9l5rqqd

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 02:26 PM (HiDrR)

386 FireHorse

I enjoy imagining Dad singing this to me sometimes. I listen to it every once in a while. You reminded me of it.

Thanks for that

https://youtu.be/6_VHA0WsRUQ

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 02:27 PM (4bjXi)

387 I think a squarehead is an 19th century Swedish immigrant?

In one episode of HBO's Deadwood Al Sweregen refers to an orphaned Swedish girl as a squarehead.

Posted by: 13times at July 22, 2017 02:28 PM (WHVu+)

388 387 I think a squarehead is an 19th century Swedish immigrant?

In one episode of HBO's Deadwood Al Sweregen refers to an orphaned Swedish girl as a squarehead.
Posted by: 13times at July 22, 2017 02:28 PM (WHVu+)

Germans and Scandinavians.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:29 PM (0mRoj)

389 California officialdom: "We need to heavily subsidize electric cars for the sake of the planet. [brief pause] Cars are obsolete technology that are destroying the planet, so we need high speed rail."

Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2017 02:29 PM (ujwCG)

390 383 Wikipedia has a list of ethnic slurs.

Just type in "List of ethnic slurs."
Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 02:26 PM (zkGZ


Or check out the monument at Quantico to Marine War Dogs who served in Vietnam, if you can find it. Someone had the genius idea to list all the dogs' names, which list so horrified brass with all the hilarious racism that they turned the statue around so people can't read the names, but I'd wager it's as comprehensive as the Wiki list.

Posted by: Mx4 at July 22, 2017 02:31 PM (A+OVN)

391 Denny Crane! @ 386 --

Nice.

(Off to church with the parent I still have.)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 02:32 PM (zkGZ8)

392 I also agree. With both of these things. I don't normally comment on the drama, but the "Army Widow" and "broken" comments followed by the playing innocent, "I said them not as an insult, but because that's how I see her" really rubbed me the wrong way. Bigly.
Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:10 PM (/o9Qk)

Yup..... call me broken to my face...

And something else will be.... like... yer nose...

And you could always flip that defense... for example... "really, I'm not calling you a bitch, its just the way I see you" is passive aggressive BS.....

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 02:32 PM (NgKpN)

393 Smart lady.

FYI....Google (or Bing) Dartmouth Women's Swimming Team.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:25 PM (wYseH)

Not smart, just lucky.
Power points with sexual content?

I remember my dear departed told me that when he and his buddies rushed Gamma Delt in the spring of 1973, they made it clear that there wasn't going to be any hazing bullshit, or they wouldn't join. It worked. The frat needed warm bodies.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:33 PM (Id9+8)

394
Squarehead is a late 19th century ethnic slur directed at German and Scandinavian immigrants. The phrase is meant quite literally as a disparaging reference to the cranial features, though often just used as a generic ethnic slur against those groups.


Jarhead in still a popular slur in the navy though

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:33 PM (lKyWE)

395 Huh. I had no idea that the word "eskimo" was considered derogatory.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:34 PM (/o9Qk)

396 Speaking of interesting features-

I saw a guy when I was jogging a few days ago, who looked exactly like-

Krillin (character from Dragonball)

Exactly. (or at least as close as someone can come to a cartoon figure)

He was even wearing an orange shirt.

Once he passed us, both the glorious and athletic Mrs naturalfake and I looked at each other and said "Krillin!" at the same time.

And had a good laugh.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 02:34 PM (9q7Dl)

397 I'm German. I have a square head.

These things happen.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 02:35 PM (/tuJf)

398 Hi, Insomniac!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:35 PM (Id9+8)

399 Jarhead in still a popular slur in the navy though
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:33 PM (lKyWE)

Ahhhh.... but Jarhead was an accurate description...

It was based on the Flat top haircuts that were popular back in the day...

made their heads look like... Jars...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 02:36 PM (NgKpN)

400 Reminds me - ya know why Paris is called the City of Light?

Germans are sticklers for maintenance

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:36 PM (fA1SL)

401 Just took a closer look at Mr never enough caffeine. German/ Irish with a new very short haircut. German part wins, square head!

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 02:37 PM (N3JsI)

402 >>Germans are sticklers for maintenance

Also symmetry. It's a square thing, you wouldn't understand.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 02:38 PM (/tuJf)

403 Power points with sexual content?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:33 PM (Id9+

Embarrassing. These idiots need technology to be crude?

The point though is that blaming fraternities for the behavior of 18-22-year-olds who are on their own for the first time in their lives is just moronic. This stuff is a perfect example.

It is so transparently an attempt at destroying tradition that I'm a little surprised that more of the alums don't react aggressively.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:39 PM (wYseH)

404 One of my best friends down here is half Tex Mex, half Fredericksburg kraut. Calls himself a Beaner Schnitzel. Got the square head and jaw, kraut nose, and copper skin. Dude got the ladies in his day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:39 PM (fA1SL)

405 I'm 50% square head.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:39 PM (Id9+8)

406 402. Ahhh! That explains the Parisian street-grid.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:40 PM (fA1SL)

407
Ahhhh.... but Jarhead was an accurate description...
It was based on the Flat top haircuts that were popular back in the day...
made their heads look like... Jars...


Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 02:36 PM (NgKpN)


Jarhead is sort of like the N-word,it's okay for Marines to call each other Jarheads but if a squid calls a Marine a jarhead it's a slur

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:40 PM (lKyWE)

408 405. We likes ya anyways.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:41 PM (fA1SL)

409 The point though is that blaming fraternities for
the behavior of 18-22-year-olds who are on their own for the first time
in their lives is just moronic. This stuff is a perfect example.

It
is so transparently an attempt at destroying tradition that I'm a
little surprised that more of the alums don't react aggressively.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:39 PM (wYseH)

CBD, the alums went down fighting. Last time I tried to do anything was to vote for the old-school block in 2003. Drove all the fuck way up to Hanover to do my part.
It's over. Alums are good for money, our input is not desirable unless it contains the narrative. All they have to do is hang on until all of their little SJW idiot grad get connected into the Money Machine, and they'll cruise on those donations until Kingdom Come.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:42 PM (Id9+8)

410 Miley! How are you, darlin'?

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:43 PM (0mRoj)

411 408 Thank you, Uncle!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:44 PM (Id9+8)

412 >>Ahhh! That explains the Parisian street-grid.

I was born in the same hospital in Germany as my great grandmother. My dad was serving in the US Army when I was born.

The trains ran on time in my house. My dad did not do disorder.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 02:45 PM (/tuJf)

413 Miley! How are you, darlin'?

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:43 PM (0mRoj)

Much better, Insomniac - thanks for asking! 36 hours on the time clock this week. I may actually have a chance to dig myself out of this financial hole a little.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:45 PM (Id9+8)

414
>>Germans are sticklers for maintenance


Lol,they are.If you ever seen the pictures from bombed out German cities during WWII they cleared the streets and sidewalks vvery quickly with ruble neatly piled up along side

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:46 PM (lKyWE)

415 412. *tries to imagine a Japanese/German household and shudders*

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:46 PM (fA1SL)

416 Much better, Insomniac - thanks for asking! 36 hours on the time clock this week. I may actually have a chance to dig myself out of this financial hole a little.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:45 PM (Id9+

Very glad to hear it! I know you were sweating it for a while there.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:46 PM (0mRoj)

417 Is Square head like Mushroom head?

Yoko.....come here honey.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 02:47 PM (5VlCp)

418 FTR, we don't consider jarhead to be a slur. We call them squids, although I don't know if that offends them.

There really isn't as much acrimony or envy between Navy and Marines. One, we are a department of the Navy, 2) combined arms - there is no sweeter sound to Marine Infantry than Naval CAS arriving on station.

But most relevant 3) Navy Corpsemen. We have them attached to every Company. They don't go through our training but still manage to hang in there with us. And when shit hits the fan, there they are out on the front lines skylining themselves with an IV bag. That takes balls.

So Marines have a great deal of love and respect for Navy, despite how much we tease them.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 02:47 PM (l12Jm)

419 "Germans are sticklers for maintenance"

And they're importing millions of people from the Muslim Middle East, with its globally notorious non-maintenance culture.

That'll work out great for German industry. Trying to run ultra-high-tech _Mittelstand_ precision machine tool companies with staff who can't be arsed to sweep a floor or put their trash in the bin.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2017 02:49 PM (ujwCG)

420 Fun news here - after a rash of break ins (most of which NEVER make the news, for obvious reasons) in certain neighborhoods, people are now leaving their shoes inside, and not on the porch or in the vestibule.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:49 PM (fA1SL)

421 "...the alums went down fighting."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:42 PM (Id9+

I think some of them did. But some are part of the establishment.

We have a friend who is an AD (they got tossed off campus). He has no children, and is quite successful. He was going to leave the college a large chunk of his estate, but they ignored his polite questions for years.

So some charity in Northern NJ is going to get a big chunk of money when he dies, and Dartmouth will be the loser.

That is the only way to get their attention.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:50 PM (wYseH)

422 Yeah, $200/week doesn't go very far when it costs like 2K a month to live here. Even if I'm only paying half.

You wonder why I want to move to Pensacola? Housing there is 66, based on 100 as the national average. Outside of DC (I'm 25 miles from the WH as the crow flies), that number is 244.

Yep, I'm a soon-to-be economic refugee, and glad I have the freedom to relocate. Just gotta figure out how to do it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:50 PM (Id9+8)

423 419. Yeah. Talk about a civilizational version of 'The Odd Couple. '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:50 PM (fA1SL)

424
So Marines have a great deal of love and respect for Navy, despite how much we tease them.
Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 02:47 PM (l12Jm)


I know I was a Marine once

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:50 PM (lKyWE)

425 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:50 PM (Id9+

Housing in that area is outrageous. Tiny shithole apartments in the DC area were going for $2500 a month ten years ago. I can't imagine how bad it's gotten since then.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:52 PM (0mRoj)

426 We have a friend who is an AD (they got tossed off
campus). He has no children, and is quite successful. He was going to
leave the college a large chunk of his estate, but they ignored his
polite questions for years.

So some charity in Northern NJ is going to get a big chunk of money when he dies, and Dartmouth will be the loser.

That is the only way to get their attention.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:50 PM (wYseH)

Dartmouth is already a big loser IMHO. But good for him.
AD shouldn't have been thrown off.
And when I referred to the alums up there, I meant the old-school.
I ordered hubby Indian head Dartmouth t-shirts online, since they won't sell them in Hanover. I'm using the last one to clean my gun.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:54 PM (Id9+8)

427 All they have to do is hang on until all of their
little SJW idiot grad get connected into the Money Machine, and they'll
cruise on those donations until Kingdom Come.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:42 PM (Id9+

I think the danger in that plan is that the generation of SJWs that they are pumping out of Hanover are not going to be the movers and shakers that the previous 200+ years of grads were.

They won't be making seven and eight figure salaries, and won't be donating to the school, because it will not have captured their hearts the way it did before.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:54 PM (wYseH)

428 >>So some charity in Northern NJ is going to get a big chunk of money when he dies, and Dartmouth will be the loser.

Problem is they have such large endowments they are almost beyond caring. Princeton has an endowment of over $20 billion, thats billion with a "b". Harvard is almost $40 billion.

The Ivies have so much money that they are offering almost free tuition to many of their students now. Between the endowments and the government money they all get they don't even need alumni donations anymore.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 02:54 PM (/tuJf)

429 When I was in the Navy, i only met one Marine who took offense to me calling him a Jarhead.

It was in good fun and a very relaxed social setting, so I'm thinking it was just his particular issue.

Maybe he kept canned peaches in his head, who knows?



By the way, I was called a Squid all the time by Marines, I took it as a point of pride.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 02:55 PM (9q7Dl)

430 Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 02:32 PM (zkGZ8 @391

I joined the military in large part to honor the man and family and friends of the man who saved my Dad's life in combat circa 1966 Vietnam. Hearing about it was an inexsplicable moment in our relationship. Our Mom didn't even know that story. For some reason, he shared it with me one night. He even told me the man's name. Sadly, I've failed to remember it. Gotta make a pilgrimage to the wall some day. I owe them all. Especially one of them. I owe him everything. I wouldn't have been born.

Not sure why I'm making that public, as anonymously as I am, but there it is.

Peace.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 02:55 PM (4bjXi)

431 Housing in that area is outrageous. Tiny shithole
apartments in the DC area were going for $2500 a month ten years ago. I
can't imagine how bad it's gotten since then.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 02:52 PM (0mRoj)

I'd never live anywhere near the Black Hole of DC. That event horizon...close enough here in Ashburn.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:56 PM (Id9+8)

432 Getting ready to mow the lawn this morning, I realized there was something I could have added to last night's list of things I hate:

EPA-compliant gas cans with NO DAMN VENT!

Posted by: Toad-O at July 22, 2017 02:56 PM (cct0t)

433 429. My grandfather was a Marine. He had the greatest of respect for the squids. 'Hell, we could get off the damned boats and do something about the guys trying to kill us. The squids had to just stand there and take it.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:57 PM (fA1SL)

434 I think the danger in that plan is that the
generation of SJWs that they are pumping out of Hanover are not going to
be the movers and shakers that the previous 200+ years of grads were.

They
won't be making seven and eight figure salaries, and won't be donating
to the school, because it will not have captured their hearts the way it
did before.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:54 PM (wYseH)

I hope you're right about this.

And of course, loyalty to anything but the State is frowned up.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:58 PM (Id9+8)

435 "really I'm not calling you a bitch but - "

Yup. Women have a weird way of attacking each other. Someone wise said women become experts at destroying each other's self esteem and soul (?) as early as grade school.

"You are so brave to wear that in public! And I mean that (smiling with fangs bared) as a sincere compliment (you bitch)."

LOL. Why not just come out and say that dress makes you look like an ewok?

We had a group around the campfire at an SCA event (Pennsic). Hours of drinking and fun. When we finally got back to the tent, my wife gave me the lowdown on a spat between women that went right over the conversation. Like a frequency of tone and nuance that went undetected to all make ears.

I mentioned it to my bros next morning, they were all "huh someone was mad last night? At our campfire? You drank too much"

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 02:58 PM (l12Jm)

436 I'm using the last one to clean my gun.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:54 PM (Id9+

Daniel Webster would be proud.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:58 PM (wYseH)

437 I am laaaaaaaaazy today.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 22, 2017 02:59 PM (/o9Qk)

438
Problem is they have such large endowments they are almost beyond caring. Princeton has an endowment of over $20 billion, thats billion with a "b". Harvard is almost $40 billion.


Yep Harvard has the largest academic endowment in the world

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 02:59 PM (lKyWE)

439 433, cont'd. And he said the most beautiful sound in the world was naval gunfire when you're face-down and trying to crawl your way forward.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 22, 2017 02:59 PM (fA1SL)

440 I'd never live anywhere near the Black Hole of DC. That event horizon...close enough here in Ashburn.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:56 PM (Id9+

I'm sure. I just looked up the figures on Ashburn. Median home price is 149% higher than the national average, rents are 92% higher than the national average. Good gravy.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 03:00 PM (0mRoj)

441 430
Not sure why I'm making that public, as anonymously as I am, but there it is.

Peace.
Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 02:55 PM (4bjXi)


Thank you for the inspiring story.

Also, it's always good to give honor to those whom it is due.

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 03:00 PM (ZapPq)

442 EPA-compliant gas cans with NO DAMN VENT!
***************************

I had to buy one. Oh, the idiocy. The asshole that mandated that thing should be forced to use it every day. And have that spout stuck up his arse.


Gets drill and saw for modification.

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 03:02 PM (P7ulB)

443 Daniel Webster would be proud.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 02:58 PM (wYseH)

He would, wouldn't he?
Can't tell you how many times I used that line from M*A*S*H - "it's a small college in NH, you probably haven't heard of it."
Used it be, I was proud of being an alum. Now I want no association.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:02 PM (Id9+8)

444 NOOD> Pet thread is up.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 03:03 PM (HiDrR)

445 >>Used it be, I was proud of being an alum. Now I want no association.

You should still be proud, it was a great school.

My grandfather used to guest lecture there when I was a kid and my folks lived in Woodstock, VT for a while and we used to go to Hanover all the time. Beautiful place.

It may have gone down hill, hell, almost all universities have in the age of social justice, but just having the brains and drive to get in there is quite an accomplishment.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:05 PM (/tuJf)

446 389 California officialdom: "We need to heavily subsidize electric cars for the sake of the planet. [brief pause] Cars are obsolete technology that are destroying the planet, so we need high speed rail."
Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2017 02:29 PM (ujwCG)



Powered by ...??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 22, 2017 03:05 PM (SRKgf)

447 EPA-compliant gas cans with NO DAMN VENT!

I just found an old metal gas can. Life is good.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 22, 2017 03:06 PM (SRKgf)

448 It may have gone down hill, hell, almost all
universities have in the age of social justice, but just having the
brains and drive to get in there is quite an accomplishment.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:05 PM (/tuJf)

I was a National Merit Finalist with a shit-ton of high school achievements. My brains and drive dissipated after that. Dartmouth in the mid-70s chewed me up and spat me out with an English degree.

It's taken me literally decades to find myself since that debacle. To this day, I say that the 2 best things to come out of my Hanover experience was my dear departed and my favorite roommate from that time.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:09 PM (Id9+8)

449 Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 02:58 PM (l12Jm)


Hmmmm.... Pennsic...

Heavy Fighter????

I'm also known as... Grey Wolf, Black Scarf, Band of Black Tigers.... Light fighter.... LOL... lived in the Outlands... now in the West...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 03:10 PM (NgKpN)

450
Powered by ...??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 22, 2017 03:05 PM (SRKgf)



Corruption

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 22, 2017 03:12 PM (lKyWE)

451 314 Everybody laughing off that lunatic from California Kamala Kamikazee or whatever her name is, what part of Barky's coalition would she not win?

That's a serious question by the way.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 01:38 PM (+icF5)


The ones who thought just electing a black president would make the world a wonderful place.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 22, 2017 03:13 PM (P/kVC)

452 446 389 California officialdom: "We need to heavily subsidize electric cars for the sake of the planet. [brief pause] Cars are obsolete technology that are destroying the planet, so we need high speed rail."
Posted by: torquewrench at July 22, 2017 02:29 PM (ujwCG)


Powered by ...??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 22, 2017 03:05 PM (SRKgf)


Annnndddddd.. to add to the stupid...

They are just putting in enough Fiber to support the damn train....

Could create the backbone of IT infrastructure for the whole damn state... with the right of ways they are having to get anyway... and construction they are already having to do....

But its not even part of the damn plan...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 03:14 PM (NgKpN)

453 "Not sure why I'm making that public"

No don't be embarrassed or shy about it . My reasons were sillier and more idealistic than most. Don't tell anyone but:

1) to defend Arthur's Dream that Might can be channelled for Right. I majored in Englsh Lit, with a double in Dramatic Sentimentalism. That recruiting commercial with the Knights on the chessboard? Not fair. Like offering Scarlett Johansson to a 16 year old male.

2 ) I was head over heels in love with a soulmate who "loved me like a brother". I want through school a year and half behind my peers, so very socially retarded (and wimpy). I knew I had no chance of winning her unless I became a Real Man. Did I mention that double major in Dramatic Sentimentalism?

But wait, there is MOAR! The all-time stupid reason for joining the United States Marines.....

I mumble muble thought there would be mumble lots of fellow mumble mumble D&D players to run campaigns with.

And there were. And it was a blast. And other than choosing my wife, joining the Marines was the best move I ever made in my life.

But yah, when I ever get too full of myself on these boards, feel free to remind me "Dude, you became a Marine Infantryman to level up your Psionic Mage. Sit the F down"

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 03:18 PM (l12Jm)

454 I may actually have a chance to dig myself out of this financial hole a little.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 02:45 PM (Id9+

---
let me know if you want to make some quick $$$


Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 03:19 PM (W4x6J)

455 >>It's taken me literally decades to find myself since that debacle. To this day, I say that the 2 best things to come out of my Hanover experience was my dear departed and my favorite roommate from that time.

Sounds like you made some tremendous achievements at Dartmouth. Most of us just come out with a degree, you came out with the love of your life.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:19 PM (/tuJf)

456 Stop making that face.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 03:20 PM (l12Jm)

457 VD Hanson has a solid take on all this, as he saw it from his front porch. The migrant workers wanted escape from their narco-state, and that was "commoditized" into a cheap labor base with health care costs subsidized by government.

Even if the workers are "legit" thanks to the HI-A (and B) legal accommodations, the community they live in seems to escape most of our laws, sucks up welfare, and sends much of the profit to build community back to their (gov' abused) relatives in other countries. (even as our own workers were told they deserve free stuff without work ... so yeah of course it is hard to find good American labor).

And the easy money game lets the tech bubble grow and grow as America invests and gets zero interest if they don't play the stock game. So Amazon was enabled by terrible monetary policy, that let them drive brick and mortar business out of business. Amazon lost money on every sale for like 20 years (and still have minimal profit) but were propped up by they gov policy driven market bubbles. (zero interest rate policy for 8 years, $4T in QE ... skyrocketed trade deficits ... amazing it has not collapsed)

Now we will send middle America to die fighting, and/or give in to enemies to maintain the globalist market bubbles. And all these new dotcom oligarchs were propped up by the billionaires that made their money off the easy money market manipulation. Pay to play writ large. All the new billionaires seems to be in the Soros pocket, all far left fascists with a smiley face. Individual liberty is "white supremacy" to these sellouts.

they need an intervention ... preferably the Divine kind.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2017 03:20 PM (HQuBO)

458 Miley, our daughter is a Dartmouth alum....much more recent though, 2012.


She was friends with the young cons while she was there.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 03:22 PM (Enq6K)

459 But yah, when I ever get too full of myself on these boards, feel free to remind me "Dude, you became a Marine Infantryman to level up your Psionic Mage. Sit the F down"
Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 03:18 PM (l12Jm)

Dude..... I played with Gygax as DM at a convention...

My Nerd Fu is strong.....

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 03:25 PM (NgKpN)

460 This tube highest speed bullet train is another, it will be so expensive no one will ever get money out of it if it was privately funded.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:32 PM (9g/6M)

461 But yah, when I ever get too full of myself on
these boards, feel free to remind me "Dude, you became a Marine
Infantryman to level up your Psionic Mage. Sit the F down"

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 03:18 PM (l12Jm)

I thought that was a charming post (well, all of them together).

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:35 PM (Id9+8)

462 let me know if you want to make some quick $$$




Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 03:19 PM (W4x6J)

Of course I do!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:36 PM (Id9+8)

463 Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 02:16 PM (ZapPq) @364

Islam is Satanically sophisticated.

A comment upthread reminded me of that fact and compelled me to share the theory that Islam is the Beast of Revelation (one that I've had since I was a child, believe it or not) :


***********************
262 232 213
I think they want the US to be Western Europe.

1. Flood with violent refugees.
2. People beg the government to keep them safe
3. Totalitarian government arises with the blessing of the people
4. Totalitarian governments suddenly notice that gee, they all have the problems.
5. Band together to form one world government/ new world order
6. NWO/ Corporations rule the world.
7. Shut up and work slave, we have Muslims to feed with your hard earned cash!
Posted by: shibumi at July 22, 2017 12:49 PM (aT+Bx)

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2017 03:37 PM (4bjXi)

464 Sounds like you made some tremendous achievements at
Dartmouth. Most of us just come out with a degree, you came out with
the love of your life.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:19 PM (/tuJf)

Yeah, but I had to wait for 28 years!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:38 PM (Id9+8)

465 464 Sounds like you made some tremendous achievements at
Dartmouth. Most of us just come out with a degree, you came out with
the love of your life.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 03:19 PM (/tuJf)

Yeah, but I had to wait for 28 years!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:38 PM (Id9+


You were 1 year old when you graduated from Dartmouth? That's quite impressive.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 03:40 PM (sdi6R)

466 I was precocious.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:40 PM (Id9+8)

467 460 This tube highest speed bullet train is another, it will be so expensive no one will ever get money out of it if it was privately funded.
Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:32 PM (9g/6M)

People don't realize that the Earth shifts all the dang time...

Lots and lots of small earthquakes happen... that never make the paper...

The alignment on the Tube is critical when you are going a couple hundred miles per hour...

ONLY a Government could afford the Liability because there WILL be deaths...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 03:41 PM (NgKpN)

468 Making an adjustment to my URL thingy. I didn't care for the mailto feature.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:42 PM (Id9+8)

469 ONLY a Government could afford the Liability because there WILL be deaths...



Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 03:41 PM (NgKpN)

And the government has already shown that deaths are OK, in general.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:45 PM (Id9+8)

470 This was a very interesting artical on the MSM and the Russian connection
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/241381/news-of-the-news

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:47 PM (9g/6M)

471 Of course I do!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 03:36 PM (Id9+

---
i'll send you the clothing and posing specs...


Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM (W4x6J)

472 It would be interesting to bring up a bill providing the same coverage as canada and watch the democrat party fall all over themselves sc reaming how it will kill all grandmothers and babies.

Posted by: Dude1394 at July 22, 2017 03:56 PM (b91ZC)

473 Oh, and folks...

Whitehouse.gov has a petition up to get rid of Civil Forfeiture....

If you would care to sign...

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-civil-forfeiture

Posted by: Don Q. at July 22, 2017 03:57 PM (NgKpN)

474 "EPA-compliant gas cans with NO DAMN VENT! I just found an old metal gas can. Life is good.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

This was discussed here not long ago. Someone mentioned the old "jerrycans" so I got one off of Ebay for like $21 including shipping. It has the vent and nice spout, though the spout on mine is plastic.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 22, 2017 03:58 PM (HQuBO)

475 i'll send you the clothing and posing specs...




Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 03:55 PM (W4x6J)

Half up front.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 04:02 PM (Id9+8)

476 From this former BAM, Navy is great, especially their medical side -- doctors, dentists, corpsmen, and corpsWAVES. Yay Navy!

Posted by: empire1 at July 22, 2017 04:23 PM (7zMFe)

477 This was a very interesting artical on the MSM and the Russian connection
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/241381/news-of-the-news

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2017 03:47 PM (9g/6M)
************
*****************


"Yet it is rare to read stories about comms shops like Fusion GPS because traditional news organizations are reluctant to bite the hands that feed them. "

Posted by: gNewt at July 22, 2017 04:37 PM (P7ulB)

478 Half up front.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2017 04:02 PM (Id9+

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/me shoves a dollar into the USB slot...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2017 06:34 PM (Zo3HG)

479 <i>Wait, I was going to snark about a comment feud that I was no part of, but L, Elle got banninated?



Say it ain't so.



Maybe a timeout? Do we know which cob did the banninating?</i>

She fucking deserved it, IMO.

The creep vibe off of her comments were much stronger than mine.

<i>Looks around nervously.</i>

Posted by: Richard Cranium at July 22, 2017 07:24 PM (ZBO0C)

Saturday Morning Weird News Dump

funny-coffee-quotes-300x210.jpg


Good Morning Morons.

Wow, it's Saturday again. Time to see what has happened in our world that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.

Put the scissors down. Leave the inkwells alone. Don't even think about grabbing that straw. Here we go with some weird news or something else that tickles your fancy in this open thread.


Play nice with one another and have a great weekend!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




Comments

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1 First?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:19 AM (WkMnJ)

2 Meme of the little kid and the fist pump.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:20 AM (WkMnJ)

3 NOT first

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 08:20 AM (pDZCs)

4 Ahhh, nice.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 08:22 AM (MINbv)

5 Let me serve this one up.

Heading out this morning to get wood.

BBL

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 08:23 AM (J+eG2)

6 7?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 08:24 AM (/qEW2)

7 7

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 08:24 AM (/qEW2)

8 I thoroughly enjoyed the service at the coffee shops in Seattle and out on the peninsula where bikini or lingerie clad hotties serve the jo. It would be a damn shame to see Everett pass such a stupid ordinance.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 08:25 AM (pDZCs)

9 >>>Now we know where all you CO Morons have been.


AAAAARRRRGHHH!

Posted by: John Blutarsky at July 22, 2017 08:26 AM (/qEW2)

10 I had this great idea: topless barber shop. What do you think?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:26 AM (WkMnJ)

11 Let me serve this one up. "

Nah. Too easy. But hey, a noble effort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 08:27 AM (MINbv)

12 I can't get on Weasel Zippers...Either it's down of this Government Computer is blocking it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 08:28 AM (m8J9w)

13 VIA you seem to have mistaken us for someone interested in your wood.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:28 AM (WkMnJ)

14 >>>>I had this great idea: topless barber shop. What do you think?
.
.
.Already been done at least in Korea when I would get Liberty there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2017 08:28 AM (0pcwX)

15 I had this great idea: topless barber shop. What do you think?

Topless girls with straight razors. Hmmmmmm....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 08:28 AM (pDZCs)

16 An unnamed man from Guilin, China, has melted the hearts of millions after it was reported that he has been dressing as a woman ever since his sister passed away, 20 years ago, in order to console his grieving mother.



Keep an eye on Norman when he starts dressing up like his mother

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 22, 2017 08:29 AM (auHtY)

17 I had this great idea: topless barber shop"

Ah, no. And I guess you haven't met my barber...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 08:29 AM (MINbv)

18 I was just there nevergiveup.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 08:30 AM (CNHr1)

19 10 I had this great idea: topless barber shop. What do you think?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:26 AM (WkMnJ)



Its bad enough when the barber's gut brushes against me. Why would I want him shirtless.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 08:31 AM (cAnNx)

20 I was just there nevergiveup.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 08:30 AM (CNHr1)
LOL so it's The GOV at work

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 08:32 AM (m8J9w)

21 Ah got on Weasel Zippers thru a back door...there must have been a specific script on on page that this GOV Computer was blocking.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 08:35 AM (m8J9w)

22 No word if Chef Dildo approves.

Isn't charcoal a carcinogen? When I doze off and my chicken ends up looking like that, I know that it's going to be inedible.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 08:37 AM (/qEW2)

23 The last link is about activated charcoal cooking. Supposed to taste great, but it looks like raccoon crap on a plate. I think I'll pass

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2017 08:38 AM (8ikIW)

24 "waiting to see if my coffee uses its powers for evil or good"

Cuz' I'm burnt out on the datura and peyote.

Carlos Castenada

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2017 08:39 AM (x9c8r)

25 I used to buy the instant 3-in-one coffee with ginseng in it from the Asian market. Ginseng tends to make everything it is added to taste sort of like dirt, but it does give a boost.

I had to stop drinking it because it made me want to fight people at work.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 08:39 AM (mkDpn)

26 I saw Chef Dildo open for The Waitresses back in 1981.

Tasty show!

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 08:39 AM (5VlCp)

27 Charcoal fish? But why?

If you werent eating batter-fried fish in the first place, maybe you wouldnt need to have so many "toxins" removed from your body.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 22, 2017 08:39 AM (JvZF+)

28 25

The people at work made me want to fight the people at work.

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2017 08:41 AM (8ikIW)

29 27

If you eat batter fried fish and drink beer at the same time, the beer flushes out the toxins

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2017 08:43 AM (8ikIW)

30 I had this great idea: topless barber shop. What do you think?
Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:26 AM (WkMnJ)


There was a lady who opened up a barber shop in town, she would wear spandex and a tight scoop neck, serve you beer and cut your hair.

She did a terrible job of cutting hair, and according to my barber, one of her victims came in and asked for a decent cut, and the barber told him to come back in a week when he could do something about it.

(My barber is a bit of a bastard, you might be able to tell)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 08:43 AM (mkDpn)

31 Heading out this morning to get wood.

BBL

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


I got some. I should warn you, it's a bit green.

Posted by: Kermit the Frog at July 22, 2017 08:46 AM (/qEW2)

32 I had this great idea: topless barber shop. What do you think?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:26 AM (WkMnJ)

It was done here about 15 years ago, I think the novelty kind of wore off and it closed after a few months. (upstate NY)

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 08:46 AM (7/EbC)

33 If you eat batter fried anything and drink beer at the same time"

There, FIFY.

BTW, recently hit up Hickory Hollow for their legendary Chicken Fried Steak (search for it in Houston. The Food Network had a show on it some time ago).

I sadly admit to not being able to handle the "large rancher"

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 08:47 AM (MINbv)

34 Actually, male frogs, like male birds, have no penis, only a cloaca. Please don't tell Miss Piggy, though. I don't want her suicide on my conscience.

Posted by: Kermit the Frog at July 22, 2017 08:48 AM (/qEW2)

35 The people at work made me want to fight the people at work.


Some folks need a 2 X 4 across the forehead. Or a kick in the keister. Or a punch in the nose. Any way they want it that's the way I'll do it. Oooh all night, all night . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 22, 2017 08:49 AM (JO9+V)

36 I sadly admit to not being able to handle the "large rancher"

Wow. That would be a lota food!

Posted by: Bruce at July 22, 2017 08:49 AM (8ikIW)

37 Ugh, those fish and chips look like burnt turds.

Posted by: no good deed at July 22, 2017 08:50 AM (hsb2w)

38 Have a early 20's hot nursing student in my shower. This is the 6th time in a a few weeks. Dare I say it's a thing? I think it's a thing. Sex and Netflix. Simple. Simple is amazing.

Glad for this place where I got my GAINZZZ on and get to act out being a Moron so I don't act like that in real life.

Y'all have a blessed Saturday.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 22, 2017 08:50 AM (2qHjF)

39 Wow. That would be a lota food!"

Indeed. The youngest mouse went for it and did yeoman's work on that and the deep fried mashed potato w/jalapenos...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 08:52 AM (MINbv)

40 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 22, 2017 08:50 AM (2qHjF)

Only thing in my shower is mildew.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 08:52 AM (0mRoj)

41 Only thing in my shower is mildew."

Got that. And a loofah.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 08:54 AM (MINbv)

42 A father in England said his daughter was left in tears after being fined for setting up a lemonade stand.

If they don't have the money to pay, she can work it off by doing "favours" for our burgeoning population of "asian men".

Posted by: Tower Hamlets council at July 22, 2017 08:54 AM (/qEW2)

43 More coffee.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 08:39 AM
~~~~~

Tea drinker here. But I drink it like a coffee addict and like it very strong.

Best tea in America (imho) if you like it strong is Red Rose. Looks like black coffee by the time I'm ready to drink it, and it never gets bitter, unlike Lipton, which is just as ubiquitous as CNN in airports, cafes, hotels, etc.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 08:54 AM (HiDrR)

44 That looks like a burnt penis. Pass.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 08:55 AM (CNHr1)

45 @38 not so loud everyone will want one.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:55 AM (WkMnJ)

46 Well, gotta get to the Saturday list. Chance of rain today, so think I'll wash the truck (thus ensuring rain)

Later dudes and dudettes...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 08:55 AM (MINbv)

47 One more hour to wait on this plane.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:56 AM (WkMnJ)

48 Ugh, those fish and chips look like burnt turds.

Posted by: no good deed


What happened to Turd Ferguson? I hope he didn't get banned. Sometimes you just tire of a blog and fade away.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 08:57 AM (/qEW2)

49 Irish Ei, Red Rose is OK, but I have found PG Tips to be a wonderful tea, if you can find it and it is at least moderately fresh.

It has been a long time since I drank a lot of tea, so I forget the brands I used to drink.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 08:57 AM (mkDpn)

50 "Easy as 1-2-3."
-- Jackson 5

The Fibonacci series really is everywhere.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 08:59 AM (zkGZ8)

51 47 One more hour to wait on this plane.
Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 08:56 AM (WkMnJ)


Flying sucks. I do it way too much.

Please accept my condolences.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 22, 2017 08:59 AM (fiGNd)

52 Red Rose Tea! Red Rose Tea!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prVRwXAWFeA

This has been reducing my dad to gasps and tears for over 50 years now.
We still buy the product based on this ad.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 22, 2017 09:01 AM (H5rtT)

53 Have a early 20's hot nursing student in my shower.

You're commenting from your shower?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 09:03 AM (v0wHy)

54 Thankfully, I don't have to fly much.

May as well slap a greyhound symbol on the plane

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 22, 2017 09:04 AM (89T5c)

55 You're commenting from your shower?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 09:03 AM (v0wHy)

Nah, he's locked out of the bathroom.

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2017 09:05 AM (x9c8r)

56 Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 08:57 AM (mkDpn)
~~~~~

I do like some British teas as well as Barry's (Irish.) However, they are pretty pricey and I drink a LOT of tea. e.g. P.G. Tips is over $16.00/160 bags, and I can usually get Red Rose for $2.99/100.

Brought some Barry's home from Ireland last time I was there, but sadly, it just wasn't the same. Had to be the water.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:08 AM (HiDrR)

57 Sounds like the apt super should get her shower fixed so your neighbor doesn't have to keep borrowing yours.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 22, 2017 09:08 AM (JO9+V)

58 Actually, male frogs, like male birds, have no penis, only a cloaca. Please don't tell Miss Piggy, though. I don't want her suicide on my conscience.
Posted by: Kermit the Frog at July 22, 2017 08:48 AM (/qEW2)

So what your telling me is Choo Choo Biden is a frog?

I learn something new every day.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 09:08 AM (5VlCp)

59 Those early 20's nursing students really were The Hawt.
With the short curlered hair, and the flapper fringe dresses, and all.
A lot of them smoked, and would sip whiskey in the rumble seat IYKWIM.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 22, 2017 09:09 AM (H5rtT)

60 This has been reducing my dad to gasps and tears for over 50 years now.
We still buy the product based on this ad.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 22, 2017 09:01 AM
~~~~~

That clip is hysterical! I'm not sure I remember it which is surprising since I'm almost 29. The musical chimps thing is very familiar though.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:10 AM (HiDrR)

61 My my, hey hey
This here blog is here to stay
It's better to be chicken fried
Than to fade away
My my, hey hey.


Posted by: PreZombie Neil Young Ties This Thread Together at July 22, 2017 09:10 AM (9q7Dl)

62 Oh boy. She is making coffee and cooking breakfast. She plans on staying till tomorrow. She just asked what I was doing on the computer and said that I hope you do not watch porn like my past boyfriends.

Boyfriend.


Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 22, 2017 09:11 AM (2qHjF)

63 >>>Talk about a Mamma's boy.

They are so low-T. How did they ever manage to break a billion?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 09:13 AM (/qEW2)

64 The college I went to had a BSN program. Once a week the students had practicum in the hospital, so they wore their nurses' uniforms. With the white stockings and cute little cap. The sexual tension on campus that day spiked in a big way.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 22, 2017 09:13 AM (JvZF+)

65 "It's better to be chicken fried
Than to fade away
My my, hey hey. "

~~~~~

Reminds me of a eulogy someone gave for a bird funeral a couple of years ago (don't ask!)

"Better to be a bird that flied than an egg that fried."

Had us all in stitches, but bird-Mom was not amused.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:14 AM (HiDrR)

66 Husband putting together storage chest for new outdoor couch cushions. One hour in, he has been in 10 times to reread directions, but so for he has not uttered his frustration curse, sh*t, GD it. He always uses the same tone of voice when saying it, the grown kids and entire neighborhood love to imitate him.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 09:14 AM (SoJdk)

67 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 22, 2017 09:11 AM (2qHjF)

Does your wife know about this?

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2017 09:14 AM (x9c8r)

68 Congrats Pepe!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:14 AM (6FqZa)

69 "British Food Supplies" online has a wide selection of "British" teas, meaning tea as drunk in Britain. You can get good prices on the sales and the volume discounts. Teas custom-blended to meet different local water conditions.

Tea used to be from Ceylon. Remember Ceylon? Now its Kenya mostly.
World's biggest tea vendor is Ahmed. Just what you think it is. The Ahmeds act pretty darn English, though.

My favourite is Lifeboat Tea. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. "Drown ye may, buy go ye must."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 22, 2017 09:15 AM (H5rtT)

70 Oh boy. She is making coffee and cooking breakfast.
She plans on staying till tomorrow. She just asked what I was doing on
the computer and said that I hope you do not watch porn like my past
boyfriends.



Boyfriend.







Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 22, 2017 09:11 AM (2qHjF)


Tomorrow? Better eat your Wheaties, son.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 22, 2017 09:16 AM (JO9+V)

71 what's that Le'Smell ? another highjacked thread. ooffddaahhh

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 09:18 AM (ZrrAS)

72 Pepe and nursey sittin' in a tree
K-i-s-s-i-n-g.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:18 AM (HiDrR)

73 Sounds like Pepe is off to a good weekend and I'm stilling waiting to find out L'Elles secret but gotta get going, get shit done. Have a good one everybody. I will try to stop in on the pet thread.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 22, 2017 09:19 AM (CNHr1)

74 This is still the complaining thread right?


I'm soooo done with summer. I'm tired of the heat, humidity, insects and weeds.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 22, 2017 09:19 AM (Enq6K)

75 Alors, le film Val‚rian et Laureline a 55% maintenant. Il semble ˆtre une merde.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:19 AM (6FqZa)

76 Babysitting Dan at the show.

The Houston Area Hound Association is currently having a raffle for its scholarship fund. There's about 75 nice items available to bid on.

One item will attract a huge number of bids. There will almost be fights over it:

A pair of scissors.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 09:19 AM (v0wHy)

77 ‚, ˆ

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:20 AM (6FqZa)

78 Sigh. �EA;

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:21 AM (6FqZa)

79 >>>Always read the fine print.

Ok, it was a hoax. But England are so far gone that I was certain it was serious before I read it, like Obama and his "mandatory volunteerism".
Someday, it really will come to "pitchforks and lamposts".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 09:21 AM (/qEW2)

80 I'm confused (not really)

Excavation and restoration works on a tiny Greek islet west of
Antiparos, itself a well-known speck of land in the central Aegean, has
unearthed the foundations of a temple that archaeologists believe was
dedicated to the worship of mythical Apollo during antiquity.

Why is this little island still above water after centuries. 2015 excavations at the Archaic (6th C BC) sanctuary site....With rising sea levels because of Al Gores GW, this makes no sense that this island isn't under water by now....

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 09:22 AM (7/EbC)

81 ê

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:23 AM (6FqZa)

82 Irish Ei, I tend to buy teas at the Asian markets too, a lot of loose leaf stuff

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 09:23 AM (mkDpn)

83 For Christ's sake don't drag the ONT drama into today.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 09:23 AM (6hLK2)

84 One good thing about this heatwave is that you don't see hipsters dbags wearing scarves as fashion accessories.

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:25 AM (ANIFC)

85 My favourite is Lifeboat Tea. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. "Drown ye may, buy go ye must."
Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 22, 2017 09:15 AM
~~~~~
Just checked out the website, Mark T. Wendell Tea Cou., and it sounds pretty gooud. Maybe will try a boux and keep it four special ouccasions. I drink way toou much tou make it my regular.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:25 AM (HiDrR)

86 Test trés.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 09:26 AM (/qEW2)

87 Here is a note. On Spirit they have 28 inch pitch seats and no reclining.

When they ask for volunteers fir exit row, take it. They still don't recline but a couple more inches of leg room.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:26 AM (WkMnJ)

88 84 Irish Ei, I tend to buy teas at the Asian markets too, a lot of loose leaf stuff
Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 09:23 AM (mkDpn)

I get tea from Harney & Son or Stash. Lots of varieties of loose teas

Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:26 AM (ANIFC)

89 someone is on a coke binge.

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 09:27 AM (ZrrAS)

90 If aliens surruptitiously took over, how would it look different from the Left and the Swamp?

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/270741/

Sarah Hoyt is all out of bubblegum.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2017 09:27 AM (rnAwa)

91 Sorry if I contributed to that, Insomniac.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (6FqZa)

92 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xGY4f8BISQ

Doris Day with nips.


Imma giver.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (gDoff)

93 My question about Soylent Green: why did Heston dress like Charles Nelson Reilly?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (WkMnJ)

94 BTH, I je ne parle pas Francais, but 55% is better than most. TinTin was at about 60% and that was mostly due to the use of a bazoooka in a car chase.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (mkDpn)

95 Irish Ei, I tend to buy teas at the Asian markets too, a lot of loose leaf stuff
Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 09:23 AM (mkDpn)
~~~~~

I should look into that. Nearest Asian market is about 40 mins. away, but there are other things I have been wanting to go there for as well, so six birds, one stone.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (HiDrR)

96 Some of you salty dogs have owned a plank before, so, do the preview, will you? CiC is commissioning some little boat today. Big day for Michigan football...

Does that stage involve the "man the ship" command, where everybody runs like hell and stands to the rail all the way around? Because that is fun to watch.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 22, 2017 09:29 AM (H5rtT)

97 should look into that. Nearest Asian market is
about 40 mins. away, but there are other things I have been wanting to
go there for as well, so six birds, one stone.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (HiDrR)

Live chickens?

Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 09:30 AM (7/EbC)

98 Last time I had a date with a nurse in uniform she was a real professional, even had a credit card app on her phone with a 2% discount...memories, what else do you really have?

Posted by: Tentotwo at July 22, 2017 09:30 AM (yhf6w)

99 Tea used to be from Ceylon. Remember Ceylon?

Yes. Those robot things from Battlestar Galactica. They were monotheists because the show's creator was a polytheist Mormon.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 09:31 AM (/qEW2)

100 That's okay. Apparently I can't speak unicode-decimal.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:31 AM (6FqZa)

101 Thanks Horde. Just finished breakfast, it's been 9 months since I had breakfast. She is now outside waiting on me to catch some sun..... She cleaned off both lawn chairs. it's kinda cute and endearing. She is an introvert for sure.

I have no idea what her endgame could be.

There is merit to sorting yourself out and cleaning your room as Dr. Peterson teaches.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 22, 2017 09:33 AM (2qHjF)

102 One good thing about this heatwave is that you don't see hipsters dbags wearing scarves as fashion accessories.
Posted by: josephistan at July 22, 2017 09:25 AM (ANIFC)


what, no shemaghs?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 09:33 AM (mkDpn)

103 Ceylon. Remember Ceylon?

Yeah, but I don't remember how it became Kenya.

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2017 09:33 AM (x9c8r)

104 My first encounter with a bikini/lingere coffee hut was right next to a gun range, and all I could think of once I got past my shock was how the young lady would deal with hot brass dressed like that. Or hot coffee, for that matter. And why are there never any studly male baristas serving coffee, hmm? *goes off to sulk* I am not a prude, but I would like some kind of warning the place is a clothing-optional beverage stand before Miss July and her mammary glands ask what they can get started for you.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 22, 2017 09:33 AM (hnzFp)

105 93,
"If aliens surruptitiously took over, how would it look different from the Left and the Swamp?
"



The aliens among us.

http://tinyurl.com/y9ye6roe

I am struck by how much Mayor Hodges looks/acts like Hillary (just younger) when she is speaking.

Posted by: geoffb5 at July 22, 2017 09:34 AM (d3wbb)

106 Live chickens?
Posted by: Colin at July 22, 2017 09:30 AM
~~~~~

Nah. Just the feet. If you hold one in your hand and use your thumb to pull back the skin on top, you can animate the little claws and make them go up and down, all scary like, and chase your little sister around with it. Don't ask me how i know. Traumatic childhood.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:34 AM (HiDrR)

107 Miss July and her mammary glands ask what they can get started for you.

Um... hold the milk ?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:34 AM (6FqZa)

108 I should look into that. Nearest Asian market is
about 40 mins. away, but there are other things I have been wanting to
go there for as well, so six birds, one stone.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (HiDrR)


Stay away from the duck eggs with the red stamps on them.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 09:35 AM (mkDpn)

109 As to and why are there never any studly male baristas serving coffee, hmm?

This is why South Beach was invented . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:35 AM (6FqZa)

110 Mornin' Horde. Drama I wasn't a part of, dare I research it?

Nah. I'm in too good a mood right now. And I'm trying to behave.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not a damn failure at July 22, 2017 09:36 AM (66CWr)

111 Turning off the computer now and going to get a tan exploring this potential unicorn taking a near naked sun bath in my front yard.

Have a peaceful and blessed weekend.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 22, 2017 09:36 AM (2qHjF)

112 81 And if any of you resort to making those same cheap shots
like Chi did last night about him again, you will get an earful.


Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 09:21 AM (Rsi2C)


I mean this in the nicest possible way - nobody cares. You shouldn't either. Focus on something that makes you happy for a few hours.

Posted by: Mx4 at July 22, 2017 09:36 AM (A+OVN)

113 We have a large H-Mart Asian supermarket nearby. There is a large sign on the store that they are not responsible for accidents in the parking lot.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:36 AM (WkMnJ)

114

Took a nap on the helipad... summer nights...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2017 09:37 AM (qul7b)

115 Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 09:29 AM (Rsi2C)

Drop this entire subject right now, forever.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 09:37 AM (wYseH)

116 Well, it seems that Pepe is off to a good start this weekend.

Hope the rest of you do the same. The depression clouds seem to be lifting for me. They always do. I just hate having to ride out the storm.

And now that I've mangled some weather metaphors, it's time to go to play rehearsal.

Be good to each other, OK?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 22, 2017 09:38 AM (rJUlF)

117 L tedid you ever tell us what happened with the massage?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:39 AM (WkMnJ)

118 Husband putting together storage chest for new outdoor couch cushions.
Posted by: LMD Outer Banker
-----------

Where on OBX?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at July 22, 2017 09:41 AM (OdK9v)

119 Where are the aliens? Possible answer: the Old Ones solved all the problems they needed to, way back when, got bored, and are now in hibernation: tinyurl.com/lhh9lqg

Until something attracts their attention and they rise from their eldritch tombs . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 22, 2017 09:41 AM (6FqZa)

120 Until something attracts their attention and they rise from their eldritch tombs . . .

O PLEASE O PLEASE O PLEASE...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2017 09:42 AM (qul7b)

121 >>>If aliens surruptitiously took over, how would it look different from the Left and the Swamp?

Well if they did take over, no doubt they'd enlist the help of opportunistic, nutless, turncoat humans. Oh wait, what kind of aliens are we talking about here?

Posted by: ¡Jeb! at July 22, 2017 09:44 AM (/qEW2)

122 She just asked what I was doing on the computer and said that I hope you do not watch porn like my past boyfriends.

"Do I tell dare tell her about AoSHQ or do I say I was only watching a little pr0n?"

Posted by: Saturday dilemmas at July 22, 2017 09:46 AM (h6Z8X)

123 Doris Day at 52. I always liked her.

Kept a good figure.


Posted by: JAS at July 22, 2017 09:47 AM (UnDQI)

124 There is a large sign on the store that they are not responsible for accidents in the parking lot.
Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:36 AM
~~~~~

LOL Not known for good driving skills, that's for sure. Was sitting on a bench one lunch hour outside a courthouse in a small city in NJ. Some guy comes driving down the wrong way on a fairly wide one-way street. Sheriff's officer jumps in front of him and tells him to turn around. So he decides the prudent thing to do is use the sidewalk and goes up the curb, around a fire hydrant, a mere two feet from our bench, to make his u-turn. Officer just shakes his head and walks away.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:47 AM (HiDrR)

125 122 You seem to care enough to reply to me.
Or did not you think this through enough before you replied to me?/
Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 09:41 AM (Rsi2C)


I care enough about YOU to try to help you calm down and have a good day. I'm suggesting that nobody cares if someone they don't know on the internet says something bad about the boyfriend, who they don't know, of someone they also don't know.

I'm not trying to fight you one little bit. I really do hope you'll reset, move on, and have a great day.

Posted by: Mx4 at July 22, 2017 09:50 AM (A+OVN)

126

And tell the milkman, No More Cheese!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2017 09:50 AM (qul7b)

127 Stay away from the duck eggs with the red stamps on them.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 22, 2017 09:35 AM
~~~~~

Those the ones with the little baby ducks in them? *Makes combo yikes/yuck face*

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:52 AM (HiDrR)

128 South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans jobs.

Probably the first thing he ever said I agree with

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 09:52 AM (m8J9w)

129 Phew it's hot.

Puppy only got a one block walk.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 09:52 AM (hMwEB)

130 Outer Banks- Kill Devil Hills

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 09:52 AM (SoJdk)

131 cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 09:53 AM (ZrrAS)

132 Le(lle) sigh.

Posted by: Lurkers Everywhere at July 22, 2017 09:54 AM (SeIF3)

133 Puppy only got a one block walk.
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 09:52 AM (hMwEB)
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How is the puppy doing, votermom? And how old is he now?

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:55 AM (HiDrR)

134 @134 seems like he doesn't know the voters in SC. They will.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:56 AM (WkMnJ)

135 >>>And why are there never any studly male baristas serving coffee, hmm?

It's a shameful state of affairs! I'm thinking about filing a complaint with the EEOC.

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 22, 2017 09:57 AM (/qEW2)

136 Outer Banks- Kill Devil Hills
Posted by: LMD Outer Banker
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Hmm. Probably pretty busy this time of the year.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at July 22, 2017 09:58 AM (OdK9v)

137 Happy Saturday, ya'll.

Nothing like staying up all night to watch The Open to realize you are a nerd.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 09:59 AM (smD62)

138 Phew it's hot.

Puppy only got a one block walk.

Posted by: @votermom


There needs to be a government funded study on the link between global warming and pet obesity. O why, O why was Hillary not elected President?

Posted by: Al Gore at July 22, 2017 09:59 AM (/qEW2)

139 seems like he doesn't know the voters in SC. They will.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:56 AM (WkMnJ)


Well, they haven't so far

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:00 AM (m8J9w)

140 Family boarding plane with double stroller and two dogs in carriers. They have like a truckload of stuff in cabin.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:01 AM (WkMnJ)

141 Tea, my Grandma and our neighbor would have tea together at tea time. She was Irish and our neighbor was English, they got along well, especially since my Grandma HATED the English. She grew up under British occupation in Ireland.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:02 AM (dKiJG)

142 Mike Hammer - yes it is crowded, but I live in a neighborhood back on the sound, away from the noise and traffic. Also, if you have not been here for a while, beach replenishment is almost completed in Kitty Hawk, what a difference on the beach.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 10:02 AM (SoJdk)

143 @146 NGU he hasn't made it this plain before.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:02 AM (WkMnJ)

144 Family boarding plane with double stroller and two dogs in carriers. They have like a truckload of stuff in cabin.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:01 AM (WkMnJ)


Hasidim?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:02 AM (m8J9w)

145 @151 no.

Crew just pulled them aside. No way all that is going in the plane.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:04 AM (WkMnJ)

146 NGU he hasn't made it this plain before.



Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:02 AM (WkMnJ)

I hope but didn't he just get re-elected?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:05 AM (m8J9w)

147 How is the puppy doing, votermom? And how old is he now?
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 09:55 AM (HiDrR)

He'll be 6 months in a couple of weeks and is 38 pounds.

He's a sweetie! Playful and cuddly.

The adult teeth are mostly in and I love how they are not razors like the puppy teeth. He is still mouthy but gentle, definitely improving.

I need to give him cut and a bath though - so shaggy again.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:06 AM (hMwEB)

148 For Christ's sake don't drag the ONT drama into today.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 09:23 AM (6hLK2)

There's only one person doing that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:06 AM (XUcIQ)

149 seems like he doesn't know the voters in SC. They will.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:56 AM (WkMnJ)


Well, they haven't so far
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:00 AM (m8J9w)

I did last time but there were too many challengers in the primary.

Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2017 10:06 AM (x9c8r)

150 Grandma HATED the English. She grew up under British occupation in Ireland.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:02 AM
~~~~~

Mine too. Once dated a guy named Don Murphy. Nanny was thrilled that he was Irish. Never let her know that his family was from the North, and was very Protestant--she would've killed me, or him.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 10:06 AM (HiDrR)

151 Wegmans has some cool loose teas.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:08 AM (hMwEB)

152 NGU he was elected in 2014. Going into 2020 with don't vote for me if you don't love illegal aliens as a message seems like electoral suicide.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:08 AM (WkMnJ)

153 How many of y'all have done this? You're on a plane for a long flight. You have your aisle seat and no one is beside you. Then you see a woman coming down the aisle with an infant. You're thinking no no no please God no! Not beside me or anywhere close. No no no FUCK!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2017 10:09 AM (O5U4s)

154 My question about Soylent Green: why did Heston dress like Charles Nelson Reilly?
Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (WkMnJ)

It was a Swedish Pron thing with the kerchief around the neck and such.

70's style.......early 70's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 10:10 AM (5VlCp)

155 128 She just asked what I was doing on the computer and said that I hope you do not watch porn like my past boyfriends.

"Do I tell dare tell her about AoSHQ or do I say I was only watching a little pr0n?"

There's always the danger she'll turn out to be an 'Ette.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 22, 2017 10:11 AM (brIR5)

156 How many of y'all have done this? You're on a plane for a long flight. You have your aisle seat and no one is beside you. Then you see a woman coming down the aisle with an infant. You're thinking no no no please God no! Not beside me or anywhere close. No no no FUCK!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 22, 2017 10:09 AM (O5U4s)


Kids don't bother me..enormous smelly people do

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:11 AM (m8J9w)

157 Mike Hammer - yes it is crowded, but I live in a neighborhood back on the sound, away from the noise and traffic. Also, if you have not been here for a while, beach replenishment is almost completed in Kitty Hawk, what a difference on the beach.
Posted by: LMD Outer Banker
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We generally stay down at the south end, Buxton or Hatteras Village. I do prefer soundside. A quiet view of the sound trumps beach access.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at July 22, 2017 10:11 AM (OdK9v)

158 He'll be 6 months in a couple of weeks and is 38 pounds.
He's a sweetie! Playful and cuddly.
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:06 AM (hMwEB)
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Awww. Did you send pics in to the Pet Thread? I don't think I've seen him yet. Pretty sure they must have a ton of pics to go through since I sent mine four months ago and they haven't appeared yet.

Whiskey's seven months now and 64 lbs. Gonna be a big boy and will probably top out at about 85.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (HiDrR)

159 You know what this blog needs? Drama. And more drama. Nothing but drama.

If only someone would step up to the plate.

* and, in the spirit of FenelonSpoke and Bluebell, from whom I have learned quite a bit about gratitude over the years, prayers sent.

Posted by: Lurkers Everywhere at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (SeIF3)

160 **ponders options**


I'll catch y'all another time.

Endeavor to persevere

Posted by: Muldoon at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (wPiJc)

161 I'd rather be beside or behind a kid on a flight than in front of one.
Oh those little kicking feet!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (hMwEB)

162 I'm still here.

Posted by: L, Elle
________

Good! What're your plans for the day?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (zkGZ8)

163 So, after disrupting 2 threads and having been told by several mods to knock it off, and agreeing to stop... you now try to derail a THIRD thread to insist your boyfriend was wrongly accused of sucking cock.

Interesting. I wonder why the mods don't ban you. From what I gather from other comments, you constantly ignore the rules and stir up drama and nothing ever happens to you.

But I bet *I* get in trouble for pushing back against the double standard.

Why should I respect what Ace or the mods say when they have one set of standards for us and a lesser standard for you?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (l12Jm)

164 Agriculture companies in California are being forced to develop and deploy labor-saving machinery and techniques because reduced illegal immigration is allowing American farmworkers raise their poverty-level wages, according to Los Angeles Times.
But the double-dose of good news more productive technology and higher American wages is threatened by farm industry lobbyists who are pushing Congress to approve a much greater inflow of cheap-labor H-2A visa workers. An amendment approved last week would allow many more farm companies to ignore Americans workers and instead to hire cheap-labor from foreign-labor brokers.

Left Wing Lunacy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:13 AM (m8J9w)

165 Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 09:23 AM (6hLK2)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:06 AM (XUcIQ)


Maybe everybody should just shut the fuck up about it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:13 AM (wYseH)

166 I think Heston sported such 70s sartorial elegance in that California earthquake movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 22, 2017 10:13 AM (n5CNg)

167 Mine too. Once dated a guy named Don Murphy. Nanny was thrilled that he was Irish. Never let her know that his family was from the North, and was very Protestant--she would've killed me, or him.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 10:06 AM (HiDrR)

I made the mistake of ordering a Black in Tan in Ireland, I was Warned by the bartender in a polite but firm manner.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:13 AM (dKiJG)

168 Duke,
Never an infant. Always the person of size who does absolutely nothing to minimize their space. Quite the opposite. If female, with enough perfume to fell an ox.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 10:13 AM (v0wHy)

169 Good morning all! Of course, lost my whinge about the heat and humidity to hitting refresh instead of post. This is my life.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 10:14 AM (MIKMs)

170 Whiskey's seven months now and 64 lbs. Gonna be a big boy and will probably top out at about 85.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (HiDrR)

Wow! He's big!!

I did get his photo on a pet thread once. I will have to dig it out. He's a standard poodle who is black right now but will eventually be some shade of dark gray (aka "blue")

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:14 AM (hMwEB)

171 >>How many of y'all have done this? You're on a plane for a long flight. You have your aisle seat and no one is beside you. Then you see a woman coming down the aisle with an infant. You're thinking no no no please God no! Not beside me or anywhere close. No no no FUCK!

Many, many, times. Years ago I was going to a trade show in Vegas. I had an aisle seat and the two other seats in my row were empty and the plane had almost finished loading.

I was just about to start manspreading when down the aisle comes this pair of orcas. I mean yuuuge. They had to walk down the aisle sideways. And of course they were my seat mates.

I'm not a tiny guy so when they got into their seats the guy next to me spilled so far into my seat that I was practically sitting in the center aisle. Right after takeoff I went back to the galley area and was standing there while the stewardesses were getting the drink cart ready.

One of them told me "sir, you can't stand there for the whole flight". I pointed to my seat and said "you try and sit there". She took one look and then pulled down the jump seat and I sat there the whole flight.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:15 AM (/tuJf)

172 I think there will be a strong primary challenger to Graham in 2020. The problem in 2014 was not number but strength. He beat the whole rest of the field by like 20 points.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:16 AM (WkMnJ)

173 Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 09:59 AM (Rsi2C)
Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 10:11 AM (Rsi2C)


I said drop it. Completely.

Last chance.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:16 AM (wYseH)

174 Yeeesh.

Morons,

98% of what's said on this blog is some form of venting or humor.

If somebody tweaks you the wrong way, don't assume malice,

it was probably misfiring venting or failed humor.

I think we're all mature enough here that we don't have to fight every single real or imagined slight from the Pixel People.

Let alone drag it out for hours.

I would suggest if there's a thread or discussion not to your liking that you bail for a bit.

YMMV.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2017 10:17 AM (9q7Dl)

175 No kidding, I typed my to-do list in Excel, then everything on the laptop went Not Responding. Had to restart, lost everything I typed. Restarting the day.

Putting procrastination on my new list. Of course, I won't get around to that until later (maybe tomorrow) so I actually accomplished a couple of productive things.

Pretty soon, I'm going to get wise to these tricks I play on myself. In the meantime, don't tell me.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:17 AM (zkGZ8)

176 keep fucking that chicken. it's allowed here.

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 10:18 AM (ZrrAS)

177 Make me moderator please. I don't know anyone here, so I have no favorites. I've been a troll for some 20 years so I know all the tricks. And I've been at Ace's since Althouse was inspecting Jessica Valenti's boobs.

Make me a mod and I'll fix this "drama" so fast your head will spin.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 10:18 AM (l12Jm)

178 I was worried about that truck full of beer, but after learning it was Bud Light I felt better.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at July 22, 2017 10:18 AM (lXk/B)

179 One of the stories in one of yesterday's posts (probably the morning post) had a link to a story of a 3-year-old and 22-month-old who drove their mother's car 17 miles to the Dairy Queen. Not a single accident on the way.

The mom left the kids in the car in Florida while she had a mani-pedi. After an hour the kids got thirsty and headed to their favorite restaurant. Once they were in the drive-thru lane a police officer spotted them and approached the car. The 3-year-old rolled down the window and said, "Hi Officer, was I doing something wrong?"

Aside from the mother leaving her kids in a car in Florida, it was the funniest story I've read in quite a while.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 22, 2017 10:18 AM (QeLWM)

180 Let me calm down a minute before I attempt a reply

Posted by: L, Elle
________

Fair enough. I'm going outside for a smoke. See you in 10?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:18 AM (zkGZ8)

181 It's been well over a year since I had to get on a flying machine. And I can't remember the last time I spent a night in a hotel.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 10:19 AM (v0wHy)

182 The legroom on this exit row is excellent!

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:19 AM (WkMnJ)

183 @161

About 7 or 8 years ago, I was on an early morning flight. There was 4 of us in the party, and seats were 3 across on each side. So, my parents and Uncle sit on one side...I am on the aisle seat across from them, and there is a lady on the window seat, an empty seat between us.

We were maybe 3rd or 4th row back from the front, so we were amongst the first to get on. Sat there and waited and waited and waited for people to load, and was shocked that no one selected the middle seat between us, especially considering how far up in the cabin we were. So, it gets down the very end, and I was thinking, "Heck yeah, bonus!"

And, literally seconds before the doors close, this lady rushes in, in her inside out pajamas, looking like a mess. And, she is dragging her little hellion with her. Luckily she passes us up, but there are no seats together. So, the stewardesses go to a row near us and ask if someone would move. They said no.

So, then they come to us....and I tell them no, I'm not moving. The lady with the window seat says no, she's not moving, and they are pretty much begging us. And the lady and I have a bit of a "who's flinching first" contest; I felt bad, as she was there first, but I wanted to sit with my family and she was alone. So...we were facing off, as it were. In the end, I "won." She agreed to move to a nearby center seat.

And, I ended up sitting next to pajama lady and her kid. Which....if she would have taken the window seat, and put her kid in the middle would have been fine. But, no she sits RIGHT next to me and lets her kid have the window seat. But, then she slept the whole time while her child didn't. The stewardess had to wake her up on several occasions because she was falling asleep ON me. They kept waking her up and telling her she needed to stay in her seat and not obstruct mine. In the middle of her naps, little JaRico or whatever it was starts taking off his shoes and socks and throwing them at me.

Yeah, I won. At least the kid didn't scream.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 10:19 AM (smD62)

184 I was worried about that truck full of beer, but after learning it was Bud Light I felt better.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at July 22, 2017 10:18 AM (lXk/B)

Thousands of cases of heartburn averted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:19 AM (XUcIQ)

185 Why should I respect what Ace or the mods say when they have one set of standards for us and a lesser standard for you?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 10:12 AM (l12Jm)

www.hotair.com

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:20 AM (wYseH)

186 The people with the truckload of stuff still not on board.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM (WkMnJ)

187 192 The legroom on this exit row is excellent!
Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 10:19 AM (WkMnJ)

There's more legroom in the cargo hold. It's a bit chilly in there from what I hear, though.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM (ywNoU)

188 Try sitting next to some Somali's, who never heard of a shower during a flight.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM (dKiJG)

189
07 Ceylon. Remember Ceylon?

Yeah, but I don't remember how it became Kenya.
Posted by: BignJames at July 22, 2017 09:33 AM (x9c8r)

I'll never forget those Red Eyed Cyclopian Bastards!

Posted by: Drunk Viper Pilot at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM (e1mEI)

190 199 Try sitting next to some Somali's, who never heard of a shower during a flight.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM (dKiJG)

Planes generally don't have showers.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:22 AM (ywNoU)

191 All you haters can keep on hating. Your intended audience won't see any of it.



Me.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 10:20 AM (Rsi2C)

Did you happen to notice comment #183?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:22 AM (wYseH)

192 My question about Soylent Green: why did Heston dress like Charles Nelson Reilly?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 09:28 AM (WkMnJ)



It was a Swedish Pron thing with the kerchief around the neck and such.



70's style.......early 70's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 10:10 AM (5VlCp)

It's groovy, man.

Posted by: Fred of Mystery, Inc. at July 22, 2017 10:22 AM (JO9+V)

193 I took a nap and I'm awake again.

Luckily I don't have to do any yard work today. I did that last week and it looks fine now. I'm at the point in summer where the grass isn't growing so fast and I can afford to skip a week.

The risk is if it rains next weekend, I could be in trouble.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 10:22 AM (sdi6R)

194 A UPI headline reads "Costco shopper left pant less when phone catches fire in his pocket".

If he's a Moron, can we do a quick GoFundMe so that he can participate in The Book Thread tomorrow?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 10:22 AM (UYwDL)

195 South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans jobs.

When you learn to lie, Lindsey, give us a call. Until then, you're on your own.

Posted by: DNC at July 22, 2017 10:22 AM (kuiuS)

196 I did get his photo on a pet thread once. I will have to dig it out. He's a standard poodle who is black right now but will eventually be some shade of dark gray (aka "blue")
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:14 AM
~~~~~
Okay, great! Got to run now but I'll look for a link when I get back.

And by the way, you better watch your back! That puppy is just playing with you now--pretty soon he'll be ruling the roost. Poodles are wicked smart!

Posted by: IrishEi at July 22, 2017 10:23 AM (HiDrR)

197 Try sitting next to some Somali's, who never heard of a shower during a flight.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM (dKiJG)

I'd settle for "before".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:23 AM (XUcIQ)

198 One of them told me "sir, you can't stand there for the whole flight". I pointed to my seat and said "you try and sit there". She took one look and then pulled down the jump seat and I sat there the whole flight.

Posted by: JackStraw


Maybe you should have said something.

Kevin Smith got kicked off a plane because he was too obese to properly fit in the seat.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:23 AM (/qEW2)

199 Many years ago I wheeled my then 6 month old son down the aisle in his stroller on the plane. As I moved toward them, I saw naked fear in their eyes; as I passed them, all the tension drained from their faces.

Posted by: RM at July 22, 2017 10:24 AM (eP+dt)

200 He's a standard poodle who is black right now but will eventually be some shade of dark gray (aka "blue")
-----------

*hmm. I might be able to do something with that for a book title*

*snap!*

Even Poodles Get the Blues.

Posted by: Tom Robbins at July 22, 2017 10:25 AM (OdK9v)

201 Colloquy between me and a flight attendant.

FA: You know you're in an exit row.
Me: Yes.
FA: You may have to open that door.
Me: I know.
FA: Do you feel capable of doing it?
Me: Yes.
FA: Do you have any questions?
Me: Can I practice?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 10:25 AM (v0wHy)

202 Try sitting next to some Somali's, who never heard of a shower during a flight.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM


To be honest, I do everything I can to avoid using the bathrooms on-board planes for anything, much less a shower.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 10:26 AM (UYwDL)

203 >>Kevin Smith got kicked off a plane because he was too obese to properly fit in the seat.

Eh, I'm generally a live and let live type. And I sort of felt bad for them, I don't think anybody wants to be that fat.

But it was literally impossible for me to sit in my seat. I've done a lot of flying and I'm used to the arm rest wars but I draw the line on rolls of fat in my lap. Other people's rolls of fat.

It all worked out. I had a nice flight with the stews and they kept feeding me beer and snacks.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (/tuJf)

204 snort another line

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (ZrrAS)

205 214 Try sitting next to some Somali's, who never heard of a shower during a flight.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 22, 2017 10:21 AM

To be honest, I do everything I can to avoid using the bathrooms on-board planes for anything, much less a shower.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 10:26 AM (UYwDL)

That blue water doesn't do shit.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (ywNoU)

206 IrishEi, here's the photo of vpup from May

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/369702.php

He's twice as big now.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (hMwEB)

207 What happened to Turd Ferguson? I hope he didn't get banned. Sometimes you just tire of a blog and fade away.

Naw, not this place. Once a member of the "Moron Nation" always a Moron. I have been here since I ran across "teh Algore Glamor Pic's".

Posted by: Paladin at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (Ay0jS)

208 It all worked out. I had a nice flight with the stews and they kept feeding me beer and snacks.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (/tuJf)


Were any of them hawt?

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:28 AM (ywNoU)

209 "I'm at the point in summer where the grass isn't growing so fast and I can afford to skip a week.

The risk is if it rains next weekend, I could be in trouble."

____________________

Ha! Last weekend I said, literally, the same thing to someone about why I wasn't mowing the lawn: "I can afford to skip a week."

Just looked at the yard, and man I wish I had mowed it 7 days ago!


Posted by: PrayForMojo at July 22, 2017 10:28 AM (SeIF3)

210 Try sitting next to some Somali's, who never heard of a shower during a flight.

You shower after you land. If you land.

Posted by: Somali Akhbar at July 22, 2017 10:28 AM (kuiuS)

211 The Troll stomping was Epic.

Posted by: Paladin at July 22, 2017 10:28 AM (Ay0jS)

212 216
It all worked out. I had a nice flight with the stews and they kept feeding me beer and snacks.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (/tuJf)


"Dear Penthouse Forum..."

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 10:28 AM (sdi6R)

213
Votermom,
Standard poodle? In a month he'll be outsmarting you at every turn.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 10:29 AM (v0wHy)

214 Amused myself and the 3 grandkids this week by playing all the Christmas videos I could find on Netflix. It is so hot and sticky that nothing is moving but the bugs. If I could tolerate heat, I'd live in Florida or Louisiana, not Northern Illinois.

Ooh, ooh, ooh -- remind me on the book thread to talk about 'Fallen Angels' (Niven Pournelle) and global cooling climate change. I think I'll read that today to get in a cooler mood.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 10:29 AM (MIKMs)

215 It was a Swedish Pron thing with the kerchief around the neck and such.



70's style.......early 70's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2017 10:10 AM (5VlCp)

It's groovy, man.

Posted by: Fred of Mystery, Inc.


I thought that was an ascot. Isn't a kerchief warn about the head?

"My wife in her kerchief and I in my cap
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap"

I don't think the narrator was married to some gay dude wearing a tie.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:29 AM (/qEW2)

216 >>Were any of them hawt?

Nah. Domestic flight so mom types.

Only hot ones I've seen in many years are on international flights. Virgin Australia is very nice.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:30 AM (/tuJf)

217 Is it time for the "I'm going out and eat some worms" song?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 10:31 AM (UYwDL)

218 They had to walk down the aisle sideways. And of course they were my seat mates.

And yet you were the one charged for having a bag that was three pounds over the 25 lb limit, right?

Posted by: t-bird at July 22, 2017 10:32 AM (zEjuG)

219 Is it time for the "I'm going out and eat some worms" song?

I can dig it.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 10:33 AM (4UrWm)

220 Pup is pretty smart.

On the walk today we didn't get that far until he had to do his business, which I picked up, and since we were still near home we headed back so I could throw it in the trash.

He raced right back to the trash can, waited until I tossed it in, then started heading back to resume the walk.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:33 AM (hMwEB)

221 Virgin Australia is very nice.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:30 AM (/tuJf)

Alitalia.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:34 AM (wYseH)

222 >>And yet you were the one charged for having a bag that was three pounds over the 25 lb limit, right?

Never. I travel light. One of the keys to life.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:34 AM (/tuJf)

223 Alitalia.

Is she a virgin ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 10:35 AM (4UrWm)

224 Votermom,

Standard poodle? In a month he'll be outsmarting you at every turn.


We have a new Australian Shepard pup (5 months old). When he goes to the Vet now, he trots over to the scale and poses for you. Our other dogs it is a battle to get them there and sit still.

Posted by: Paladin at July 22, 2017 10:35 AM (Ay0jS)

225 the airlines in Asia have pretty stewardesses, and bank tellers are pretty too.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:35 AM (hMwEB)

226 Just looked at the yard, and man I wish I had mowed it 7 days ago!

Was just in Louisiana last week. I swear if you skipped a week there, you might never be able to find your house again! Green, green, green. I felt like I was in a jungle.

Posted by: t-bird at July 22, 2017 10:35 AM (kuiuS)

227 Ha! I had a flight from Banana to Kinshasa on a DC3. First half of the plane had seats and the back half was full of dried fish in gunny sacks.


Flew on a small prop plane in rough weather. The lady behind me had long nails. I still have scars on my shoulders.


Was on another small plane, a four seater where the seats face each other. Again in rough weather. This time the woman facing me puked all over my knees.


I could go on.......

Posted by: Javems at July 22, 2017 10:36 AM (yOqwj)

228 I'm watching the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R Ford and thinking that must really be messing with the beach traffic today.

Anyway, I'd better get to the grocery store before all the vacationers arrive.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 22, 2017 10:36 AM (QeLWM)

229 Yay me. Sitting at vet's office waiting to get one of five cats dewormed. This is going to be my entire morning. Run them thru one at a time.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 10:36 AM (lQn8Y)

230 Is she a virgin ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 10:35 AM (4UrWm)

She was an angel.

One of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (wYseH)

231 the airlines in Asia have pretty stewardesses, and bank tellers are pretty too.

Not as hot as our ATMs!

Posted by: Tennesse Man at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (kuiuS)

232 I don't always shower on planes, but when I do, I use Axe Body Wash, because the attendants come running just as fast they can, and you can't lose when you smell as good as I do.

Posted by: The World's 2,433rd Most Interesting Man at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (UYwDL)

233 But it was literally impossible for me to sit in my seat. I've done a lot of flying and I'm used to the arm rest wars but I draw the line on rolls of fat in my lap. Other people's rolls of fat.

It all worked out. I had a nice flight with the stews and they kept feeding me beer and snacks.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:27 AM (/tuJf)

Any other kind of cargo, and transport is usually billed on size or weight. Why is it "per head" with people? Maybe airlines should offer some "extra wide" seats on every aircraft, say about a dozen or so. Let those who want extra comfort pay a bit more for them. But...make it understood, that if a real land whale boards the plane, holding a ticket for a standard seat, he/she gets moved to an "extra-wide" seat seat, and the normal or near-normal sized holder of that seat gets bumped to a standard seat, with an automatic voucher worth a bit more than the seat differential. Make it clear from the get-go that it's going to work that way.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (XUcIQ)

234 >>Alitalia.

And oddly enough, Emirates. They seem to have a policy of picking young, pretty girls from all over the world. Which is nice.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (/tuJf)

235 Wow, Paladin!

Pup is super excited to see people who are not family so he's generally a handful at the vet's.

The one time he had to get an x-ray though, the vet told me he was really good. I was shocked.

(He'd swallowed a closed safety pin. He pooped it out after eating bread)

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (hMwEB)

236 And oddly enough, Emirates. They seem to have a policy of picking young, pretty girls from all over the world. Which is nice.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (/tuJf)

Probably slaves.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (ywNoU)

237 So, after a conversation with some friends, male AND female...it seems to be a rather common fantasy to be sitting alone on a flight, and a handsome/pretty stranger coming up to you and saying, "Is this seat taken?" And...bam, the love of your life. (Actually happened to a friend of mine)

So, last October, my Mom and I were sitting on a flight, me in the window seat, Mom next to me....and like out of a dream it happens. After flight after flight of it never happening...it finally happens. This handsome guy walks up, looks me straight in the eye, and says, "Is this seat taken?"

Then, he spent the entire flight talking to my Mom, while I sat there useless.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (smD62)

238
The Troll stomping was Epic.
=====

Hodor!

That had to be one of the funniest I had ever seen. Ace and his crew really learned just how crazy some of the crime followers can be. I won't mention the name of the international case (based in Italy), but there was a crew of trolls who appeared like magic with paragraphs upon paragraphs of conspiracy crime theories.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (MIKMs)

239 "I would suggest that if a thread is not to your liking - "

See here's the thing - if the counter-trolling bothers you, you can't really suggest others ignore the trolling. Does that make sense? Complaining that we can't ignore the troll, from people who cannot ignore the counter-troll.

"www.hotair"

No idea what that is supposed to mean. I don't frequent that site and last I heard there were silly shenanigans there that resulted in something.

I just want you to enforce the rules. I play very nice when the rules are applied equally across the board. Whereas double standards and mean girl clics are why we got Trump.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 10:38 AM (l12Jm)

240 I'd kind of like to fly on a DC-3. They're such historic aircraft.

But then I think of some "historic" cars I've owned that were only held together by rust.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 10:39 AM (sdi6R)

241 On the walk today we didn't get that far until he had to do his business, which I picked up, and since we were still near home we headed back so I could throw it in the trash.

I love that phrase "doing his business". I think all EPA employees should be given honorary MBAs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:39 AM (/qEW2)

242 But...make it understood, that if a real land whale boards the plane, holding a ticket for a standard seat, he/she gets moved to an "extra-wide"

LMAO....I would love to hear that on an
announcement !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 10:39 AM (4UrWm)

243 I wanted to see the Ford be commissioned, I think I read President Trump is supposed to be there, but I can imagine gridlock in Norfolk, VA Beach and the traffic trying to get to the Outer Banks, so I am reading here instead

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 10:39 AM (SoJdk)

244 Run them thru one at a time.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 10:36 AM


Depending on how many worms they each have, that could take a while.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 10:40 AM (UYwDL)

245 I'm watching the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R Ford and thinking that must really be messing with the beach traffic today.

Anyway, I'd better get to the grocery store before all the vacationers arrive.

Posted by: biancaneve at July 22, 2017 10:36 AM (QeLWM)

I would not be caught dead anywhere near there today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:40 AM (m8J9w)

246 Halleluyah. let there be peace on earth.

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 10:41 AM (ZrrAS)

247 Depending on how many worms they each have, that could take a while.
Posted by: Duncanthrax



*snort.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 10:41 AM (lQn8Y)

248
LMAO....I would love to hear that on an
announcement !
Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 10:39 AM (4UrWm)


It's hauling ass, and it's taking two trips!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 10:41 AM (pNxlR)

249 So, last October, my Mom and I were sitting on a flight, me in the window seat, Mom next to me....and like out of a dream it happens. After flight after flight of it never happening...it finally happens. This handsome guy walks up, looks me straight in the eye, and says, "Is this seat taken?"

Then, he spent the entire flight talking to my Mom, while I sat there useless.

Posted by: Tickled Pink


Emmanuel Macron?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:41 AM (/qEW2)

250 Yes I heard PDT is suppose to be down here to day also.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 22, 2017 10:41 AM (m8J9w)

251 I just want you to enforce the rules. I play very
nice when the rules are applied equally across the board. Whereas
double standards and mean girl clics are why we got Trump.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 10:38 AM (l12Jm)

If you don't like the way this blog is managed there are other places on the internet.

It's not a democracy. You don't get a vote.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:42 AM (wYseH)

252 All you White privileged people. Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country? That's an experience.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 10:43 AM (IDPbH)

253 I'd kind of like to fly on a DC-3. They're such historic aircraft.

But then I think of some "historic" cars I've owned that were only held together by rust.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 10:39 AM (sdi6R)

I have flown as a passenger on a DC3. Years ago, from Whitehorse, Yukon to Mayo, Yukon. Nice flight. A little noisy. The low wing on the airplane creates quite a ground effect, so the landing was very smooth.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:43 AM (XUcIQ)

254 I'd kind of like to fly on a DC-3. They're such historic aircraft.

Posted by: rickl
------------

Same thing I said...

Posted by: Zombie Rick Nelson at July 22, 2017 10:43 AM (OdK9v)

255 it seems to be a rather common fantasy to be sitting alone on a flight, and a handsome/pretty stranger coming up to you and saying, "Is this seat taken?" And...bam, the love of your life.

That is how Dana Perino met her husband Peter McMahon.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:43 AM (/qEW2)

256 Or simply have a standard seat at the entrance to the jetway, just like they have for carry-on bags.

If you can't sit in the standard seat without bulging over, then you have to buy the upgrade to a wide seat.

It's ridiculous that they allow these issues to blossom on board the planes, when they could and should be dealt with before anyone boards.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:44 AM (wYseH)

257
252 All you White privileged people. Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country? That's an experience.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 10:43 AM (IDPbH)


Upper Michigan to New Hampshire and back again. It was something to behold...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 10:44 AM (pNxlR)

258 My lasting memory of Gerald Ford is an old SNL skit. Dana Carvey played Tom Brokaw, who was ready to go on vacation, but he wanted to be the anchor to broadcast the announcement that Ford had died in case that happened while he was away. So he taped himself reporting on Ford's passing with every imaginable scenario including being killed by a pack of wolves.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:45 AM (zkGZ8)

259 I work near Ellington Field in Houston. Now and then I have seen an odd looking plane taking off or landing I haven't been able to recognize. Finally found out it's a B-57 Canberra flown by NASA.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 10:45 AM (v0wHy)

260
221 Virgin Australia is very nice.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:30 AM (/tuJf)

Alitalia.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:34 AM (wYseH)

Soon to be rebranded Al-Italia.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 22, 2017 10:45 AM (e1mEI)

261 That is how Dana Perino met her husband Peter McMahon.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:43 AM (/qEW2)

I thought his name was Jasper?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:45 AM (wYseH)

262 Then, he spent the entire flight talking to my Mom, while I sat there useless.
Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM


This person. He was not The Paolo.

Call me.

Posted by: Paolo at July 22, 2017 10:45 AM (UYwDL)

263 All you White privileged people. Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country? That's an experience.

Posted by: Jack Sock
---------

I wrote a song about it.

Posted by: Paul Simon at July 22, 2017 10:46 AM (OdK9v)

264 Yeah, that friend I mentioned....

Her husband she met....they actually lived 20 minutes apart, and met on a flight going to the same wedding. They had mutual friends but had never met each other.

Fate is an amazing thing sometimes.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 10:46 AM (smD62)

265 All you White privileged people.

Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country?


--
Not if my life depended on it.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2017 10:46 AM (lQn8Y)

266 Interesting about discrimination against smokers or overweight.

I worked at a place that would not hire smokers because of the smell. Isn't that discrimination?

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 10:47 AM (ZapPq)

267 In the 50's my dad was stationed in Puerto Rico, then transferred to Bethesda. The Navy flew our family back in some large converted aircraft (family history says is was a bomber, but they could have been conflated over the years. My parents and 5 children seated each in some kind of sling hanging from the ceiling, noisy, to this day I do not like to fly.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 10:48 AM (SoJdk)

268 Her husband she met....they actually lived 20 minutes apart, and met on a flight going to the same wedding. They had mutual friends but had never met each other.

Fate is an amazing thing sometimes.
Posted by: Tickled Pink
------------

Ah, yes. The Bridesmaids. At an out-of-town wedding. Targets of opportunity.

So they tell me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at July 22, 2017 10:48 AM (OdK9v)

269 >>>>All you White privileged people. Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country? That's an experience.
.
.
.Try riding the Phillipino bus from Manila to Subic Base Naval Base during the summer because your flight was late and you missed the Navy bus. Never again. More livestock than people on that bus.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 22, 2017 10:48 AM (0pcwX)

270 All you White privileged people. Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country? That's an experience.

Posted by: Jack Sock


I took the greyhound from upstate New York to LI when going to/from college when the term started/ended. I think I prefer that to riding the E-train into Manhattan. I'm really starting to hate the MTA. I think they're trying to torture us so we won't complain the next time there is a fare hike.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:48 AM (/qEW2)

271
266 Interesting about discrimination against smokers or overweight.

I worked at a place that would not hire smokers because of the smell. Isn't that discrimination?
Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 10:47 AM (ZapPq)


I'm willing to bet that whoever made that rule was totes down with the extra cigarette taxes to pay for SCHIP. For the chirruns!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 10:49 AM (pNxlR)

272 259 I work near Ellington Field in Houston. Now and then I have seen an odd looking plane taking off or landing I haven't been able to recognize. Finally found out it's a B-57 Canberra flown by NASA.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 10:45 AM (v0wHy)

They're the last of the bat-winged high altitude variants. Canberras were and are an amazing platform.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 22, 2017 10:49 AM (brIR5)

273 240
I'd kind of like to fly on a DC-3. They're such historic aircraft.



But then I think of some "historic" cars I've owned that were only held together by rust.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 10:39 AM (sdi6R)

------------------------------

This was Air AMAZ, run by Belgians in Zaire, back in about 1975. We called it Amazing Air. They had a small fleet of DC3's. Cool part was hearing those engines fire up.

I also flew on one, can't recall if it was commercial, contract or military, from Ft. Sill OK to Dallas after AIT back in 1965.

Posted by: Javems at July 22, 2017 10:50 AM (yOqwj)

274 I've taken a number of lengthy bus trips. Being young, I thought they were adventuresome. Recently, I took a multi-hour trip to Knoxville. There were four people on the whole bus. I didn't even know the others were there. Enjoyed the mountain views, a book, and coffee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at July 22, 2017 10:51 AM (OdK9v)

275 I'm really starting to hate the MTA.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 10:48 AM


Tell me about it.

Posted by: Charlie's wife at July 22, 2017 10:51 AM (UYwDL)

276 203 >>Kevin Smith got kicked off a plane because he was too obese to properly fit in the seat.


Had a client that was charged for a second seat on an international flight.

Take up two seats, pay for two seats.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at July 22, 2017 10:51 AM (yKB8T)

277 When I was 14, I was on Eastern Airline flight returning to Louisiana from JFK when the entire hydraulic system went out right after take off. They had to rip up the aisle carpet and hand crank the landing gear back down or something like that and let out all the fuel for an emergency landing. I was 14 so I thought it was an adventure. All the aldults of course thought it might be their last day on earth. Anyway of course we made it back safely with the runway covered with emergency vehicles.

The next year , I believe it was the same flight and same Eastern Boeing 727 plane that crashed at JFK killing over a hundred people.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 10:51 AM (IDPbH)

278
240
I'd kind of like to fly on a DC-3. They're such historic aircraft.


I am reasonably certain that I flew on one back in the mid-50s as Dad moved from one airfield to another during his time in the USAF. I remember nothing, however.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 10:52 AM (pNxlR)

279 Or simply have a standard seat at the entrance to the jetway, just like they have for carry-on bags.

If you can't sit in the standard seat without bulging over, then you have to buy the upgrade to a wide seat.

It's ridiculous that they allow these issues to blossom on board the planes, when they could and should be dealt with before anyone boards.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:44 AM (wYseH)

That makes entirely too much sense. Also no reason they could not have scales built into the floor at the check-in counter. Clerk reads from script: "Our scales indicate that your weight is 375 pounds. FAA rules require that we place you in one of our extra-wide seats near the C.G. of the aircraft. That will cost you an extra $40.00"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:53 AM (XUcIQ)

280 Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country?
________

I knew someone who was going from (way) Upstate New York to Florida. To save money, she decided to take a bus instead of fly. She had a habit of turning the smallest kvetch into an endless tirade. Before she left, all she could talk about was how expensive plane tickets were.

When she got back, she recounted that her bus was (get this) not a non-stop route. Then she provided details of her experience in Albany, and Kingston, and New York City, ....

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 10:53 AM (zkGZ8)

281

I flew on DC-3's and dirt strips in Central America in the 80's. Half seats have livestock and cargo. Awesome.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2017 10:53 AM (Wz9PZ)

282 @268

Haha. She was not a bridesmaid, just a regular guest. She was also in a relationship at the time she met said guy, so not an easy target at all.

It makes me wonder....when I fly to meet my guy...what if I meet "The One" on the plane? Will I recognize it, as my mind will be on my guy? (By the way, I don't really think this will happen...just saying, what if?)

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 10:54 AM (smD62)

283 Kevin Smith had lost a lot of weight in the past couple of years.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2017 10:55 AM (q6C1L)

284 >>Fate is an amazing thing sometimes.

And sometimes, it is a horror.

Best/Worst flight story. When I was moving back from Puerto Rico the guys at my dive shop through me a big party at one of the lounges at the airport. Needless to say, I was toasted. I was also looking forward to getting home where I had a bunch of friends waiting to take me out in Boston for the night.

So I settled in my seat, through on my headphones and sat back as the plane was filling. I opened my eyes for some reason as a stew was helping this older woman to her seat. She was obviously distraught and crying. We made eye contact and I smiled sort of sheepishly cause I didn't know what else to do and closed my eyes as they continued down the aisle.

The seat next to me was open and this was working out to be a great flight. Until I got a tap on my shoulder. It was the crying woman and she asked if the seat next to me was open. uuuuuh.. yea?

So she sits down and proceeds to tell me that she is coming how from St Thomas, it was the first vacation she and her husband had taken in like 30 years since they had spent all their time and money putting their 4 kids through school and college. It was carnival weak in St Thomas and while they were there her husband suffered a massive heart attack. She had to spend an hour each way from her hotel to the hospital everyday because of all the partying crowds.

All her children were too busy to come and help her so she was all alone, scared and frightened. And now her husband was coming home with her. In a box, in the baggage compartment.

She cried on my shoulder the entire way home. My buzz level plummeted below zero.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:55 AM (/tuJf)

285 What goes up doesn't always come down. I have 6 more takeoffs in DC3s and R4Ds (its proper designation) than landings.

Now, get off my LZ.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 10:56 AM (UYwDL)

286 And now her husband was coming home with her. In a box

Look at the bright side....at least they didn't put
HIM in the seat next to ya.

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2017 10:58 AM (4UrWm)

287 FAA rules require that we place you in one of our
extra-wide seats near the C.G. of the aircraft. That will cost you an
extra $40.00"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 10:53 AM (XUcIQ)

I have always wondered about that.

When I worked for UPS, "weight and balance" was a huge deal. I remember getting containers back from the airport because they were too heavy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:58 AM (wYseH)

288 266
I worked at a place that would not hire smokers because of the smell. Isn't that discrimination?
Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2017 10:47 AM (ZapPq)


The word has a flexible definition nowadays.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 10:59 AM (sdi6R)

289 I've sat next to enough fat people on a plane to merit wearing a leather jacket with spikes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2017 10:59 AM (q6C1L)

290 New post up when you're ready. Have a great day.

Posted by: KT at July 22, 2017 10:59 AM (BVQ+1)

291
CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Jake Butcher, who helped bring the World's Fair to Knoxville before his family's East Tennessee banking network collapsed amid a federal investigation, died Wednesday. He was 81.


Interestingly enough, the first Mrs. Krebs and I attended said fair in 1982, not once, but twice. Rode a bus to and from it both times, too.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yb3srzsc

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 11:00 AM (pNxlR)

292 Never. I travel light. One of the keys to life.

Posted by: JackStraw


Yup. I've never done "checked baggage". I've heard too many horror stories about that. Just two carry-ons for me. Of course, I've never visited with anyone for more than a few days.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2017 11:00 AM (/qEW2)

293 When I worked for UPS, "weight and balance" was a huge deal. I remember getting containers back from the airport because they were too heavy.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 10:58 AM


You can weigh out before you cube out, and vice-versa.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 11:00 AM (UYwDL)

294 Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:55 AM (/tuJf)

I read that as a scene from a movie where at the end of her story you say in your best pick up voice " So, you're single? "

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 11:01 AM (IDPbH)

295 285
What goes up doesn't always come down. I have 6 more takeoffs in DC3s and R4Ds (its proper designation) than landings.



Now, get off my LZ.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 10:56 AM (UYwDL)

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My son has probably 50 -75 jumps. He always wanted to jump a DC3 but never made it. They were scheduled to jump one in an air show once but it was scrubbed due to high winds.

Posted by: Javems at July 22, 2017 11:01 AM (yOqwj)

296 All her children were too busy to come and help her so she was all alone, scared and frightened. And now her husband was coming home with her. In a box, in the baggage compartment.

She cried on my shoulder the entire way home. My buzz level plummeted below zero.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 10:55 AM (/tuJf)

It is good that you were there to comfort her. Maybe the buzz you lost went into her soul and helped her cope.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2017 11:01 AM (XUcIQ)

297 You can weigh out before you cube out, and vice-versa.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 11:00 AM (UYwDL)

Yup.

I remember a FedEx plane at Oakland airport dropping on its tail because some knucklehead wasn't paying attention.

Imagine the repair bill....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 11:03 AM (wYseH)

298 >>I read that as a scene from a movie where at the end of her story you say in your best pick up voice " So, you're single? "

It was more like comforting grandma. Someone else's grandma.

That is one flight I will never forget. What kind of miserable humans leave their mother and dying father stranded like that?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:03 AM (/tuJf)

299 "If you don't like the way this blog is managed - "

Lighten up Francis, I'm just trying to understand what the rules are so I can stay inside them. Do I get bonus points if I have boobs?

And I've lost count, was that her final final warning or her final final final warning?

You want to come off as a Mall Cop because you don't feel your Authorty is being respected, that's on you.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 11:04 AM (l12Jm)

300 It makes me wonder....when I fly to meet my guy...what if I meet "The One" on the plane? Will I recognize it, as my mind will be on my guy? (By the way, I don't really think this will happen...just saying, what if?)

Posted by: Tickled Pink
________

Hmm. There's a lot of stuff in your questions, Tickled Pink.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:04 AM (zkGZ8)

301 All you White privileged people. Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country? That's an experience.


I take that and raise you an AMTRAK trip. I madea last minuit trip from Seattle to San Diego for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Was saposto be 24 hour trip. We were 36 hours late. Those obnoxious kids that are not allowed to fly, go AMTRAK ... they ran out of beer north of LA...**shutters**

Posted by: Paladin at July 22, 2017 11:05 AM (Ay0jS)

302 HaHaHaHa...more Mizzou pain: The Social Justice Indoctrination Center masquerading as a university announced (Friday, of course) they were closing a "$10 million research facility b/c of shortfalls in budget." Melissa Click et al really boned that place. We have a bright red state legislator, and a red Governor. Also, if they think the alumni bucks are going to bail them out, I think they're sadly mistaken.
When the libtard coach of their football let the BLM agenda take over his team, then slink away w/a full pension, that sealed the deal.
F-Mizzou.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 22, 2017 11:05 AM (ty7RM)

303 You want to come off as a Mall Cop because you don't feel your Authorty is being respected, that's on you.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 11:04 AM (l12Jm)

How about if you mind your own business and stop being insulting?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 11:06 AM (wYseH)

304 ""All you White privileged people.

Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country?""


Took one from jersey up to maine when I was in my really early 20's. The girlfriend at the time had family up there on some island and there was a family vacation/reunion. Yeah that was an experience.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 22, 2017 11:06 AM (aMlLZ)

305 298
It was more like comforting grandma. Someone else's grandma.

That is one flight I will never forget. What kind of miserable humans leave their mother and dying father stranded like that?
Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:03 AM (/tuJf)


I guess it was good that you were able to comfort her somewhat.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 11:07 AM (sdi6R)

306 Do I get bonus points if I have boobs?

Pic's or it not real. See AoSHQ style book.

Posted by: Paladin at July 22, 2017 11:07 AM (Ay0jS)

307 >>It is good that you were there to comfort her. Maybe the buzz you lost went into her soul and helped her cope.

She was a very sweet old lady. There wasn't much I could do but listen and let her lean on me. Anybody would have done it, I just happened to be there.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:07 AM (/tuJf)

308 JS, did you go to the Peter Wolf/Tom Petty show last night?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2017 11:08 AM (PUmDY)

309 Fen: Drama has been banned. Chill. Don't wanna see you go too.

Posted by: chango butt at July 22, 2017 11:08 AM (ZrrAS)

310 @300

Er, is this good or bad?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 11:09 AM (smD62)

311 >>JS, did you go to the Peter Wolf/Tom Petty show last night?

Nah, I've seen enough Wolf to last me a lifetime.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:09 AM (/tuJf)

312 Anybody would have done it, I just happened to be there.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:07 AM (/tuJf)

Well...except for her children.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 11:12 AM (wYseH)

313 Do I get bonus points if I have boobs?

Busty lesbian pron appears to be well-regarded in some provinces of Hordeistan.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 11:12 AM (UYwDL)

314 JS, I haven't, ha ha. Going to see him with Garland Jefferys, Winwood and Jackson Browne next month at Jones Beach.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2017 11:13 AM (PUmDY)

315 >>Well...except for her children.

Special place in hell for people like that.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:13 AM (/tuJf)

316 Er, is this good or bad?

Posted by: Tickled Pink
________

It's very likely that I misread your post (#282) but it came across to me that your mind may not be on your guy now.

(Here's to hoping I got it wrong.)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:13 AM (zkGZ8)

317 >>JS, I haven't, ha ha. Going to see him with Garland Jefferys, Winwood and Jackson Browne next month at Jones Beach.

Cool. I grew up with the Geils band. Pretty much literally. Wolf always brings the energy.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:14 AM (/tuJf)

318 Probably slaves.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 10:37 AM (ywNoU)
In Houston they say 20% of the national traffic in slaves comes through here. And 27% of all children in Houston are starving. We need to up our game on the slave trafficking
And its a little warm here in the summer.

Posted by: MAC SOG at July 22, 2017 11:16 AM (QPdNE)

319 Er, is this good or bad?
Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 11:09 AM


It just is.

FWIW (~0), what jumped out for me was "my guy" hasn't transitioned to "The One", at least not yet.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 22, 2017 11:16 AM (UYwDL)

320 @316

I am a preparer. As in, I always plan for the worst, and hope for the best. I guess I feel like if I prepare myself that things don't work out, I'll be less hurt that way?

Not just in relationships but life in general.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 22, 2017 11:16 AM (smD62)

321 JS, boards2go.com has all the Dead and cosbds from this past tout.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2017 11:17 AM (PUmDY)

322 ""All you White privileged people.
Ever ride a Greyhound or Trailways cross country?""

I got a bus ticket from El Paso to StL upon my divorce from the US Army. Met up w/this poor black kid, maybe 18 y/o, w/ a 1 year old daughter. All he had was some cold fried chicken to feed her. I helped him out as I could, had plenty of time too: we basically made a circle around OK, stopping at EVERY little town along the way. I think it took 14 hours. Never. Again.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 22, 2017 11:17 AM (ty7RM)

323 >>JS, boards2go.com has all the Dead and cosbds from this past tout.

Awesome. Thanks very much.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2017 11:21 AM (/tuJf)

324 Tickled Pink @ 320 --

I don't know. For myself (married) I commit absolutely. Then again, it turned out that I committed unilaterally.

So I truly don't know.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:22 AM (zkGZ8)

325 I don't know. For myself (married) I commit absolutely. Then again, it turned out that I committed unilaterally.

Been there done that.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:26 AM (ywNoU)

326 IrishEi,

East Friesian. They drink strong tea all day long. The stuff I get can be oversteeped and is still tasty.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 22, 2017 11:28 AM (Lqy/e)

327 Thanks for that, Insomniac. Sometimes it's nice to know that the universe hasn't singled me out.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:31 AM (zkGZ8)

328 327 Thanks for that, Insomniac. Sometimes it's nice to know that the universe hasn't singled me out.
Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:31 AM (zkGZ

No problem. I feel the same way. It doesn't work when only one party takes their vows seriously but the other doesn't. It sucks and you end up feeling like a chump.

Posted by: Insomniac, Professional Nobody at July 22, 2017 11:35 AM (ywNoU)

329 Word up.

Well, there's a new thread. Shall we join the others?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 11:44 AM (zkGZ8)

330 "How about you mind your own business and stop being insulating "

First, you are the one who chose to escalate into insults. I know this is not a democracy, and I know being a mod sucks, and I know Ace is fed up with people griefing his mods. So, not a democracy, check. But I'm still assuming their is some set of Principles in play here, some shred of respect for your customers here, since Ace expects us to extend some respect towards him and his joint. Am I wrong? If so, that's fine too, and I'll adjust accordingly.

Second, it IS my business. Because if a spat breaks out over some current news bs or whatever, I'm going to check the rules posted over the bar and follow them. But if the rules are situational or not enforced or don't apply to the Pretty People, then I need to know that too so that I can either join the Pretty People Club or burn the place down.

I'm not here to tweak you, but I'm too old to put up with bullshit. It's why I ditched Althouse - one jerk was allowed to stink up the bar while 30 regulars were forced out on the patio. They are still out there trying to pretend there is no stench. Is that what Ace wants to inflict on us?

I'm not unreasonable. I'm not here to be an ass. I'm not here to troll. But I'm also not going to take it up the ass. You want to reset and recalibrate? Or double down with more snark?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 11:52 AM (l12Jm)

331 Stop beating me!

Posted by: A Dead Horse at July 22, 2017 12:04 PM (O5U4s)

332 277 When I was 14, I was on Eastern Airline flight returning to Louisiana from JFK when the entire hydraulic system went out right after take off. They had to rip up the aisle carpet and hand crank the landing gear back down or something like that and let out all the fuel for an emergency landing. I was 14 so I thought it was an adventure. All the aldults of course thought it might be their last day on earth. Anyway of course we made it back safely with the runway covered with emergency vehicles...Posted by: Jack Sock at July 22, 2017 10:51 AM (IDPbH)

Wow! The EXACT same thing happened to me in '09 flying into LaGuardia. We were diverted to Kennedy for the longer runway. I did not get too worries even though a stew was sitting next to me sweating an ocean.

When we landed (with all the fire vehicles) I said loudly: "Wow! Whose balls will drop first - mine or Michelle Obama's!"

About 80 % laughed lustily and 20 were disgusted and appalled (perfect ratio I'd say )

Posted by: The Gimp! at July 22, 2017 12:07 PM (jdWK0)

333 Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 11:52 AM (l12Jm)

Take potshots at me to your heart's content, but the next time you suggest that you are going to "burn the place down" you will be banned.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 22, 2017 12:29 PM (wYseH)

334 "...he has been dressing as a woman ever since his sister passed away, 20 years ago, in order to console his grieving mother."

OK, while really weird, I guess I could sympathize with a few months of cross-dressing here. Not really, but let's go with it anyway. But 20 yrs? C'mon, man. At that point, are you really doing it for mom?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 22, 2017 12:57 PM (H8S+R)

335 Dave, It's a metaphor for abding by the rules or ignoring them, based entirely on whether those rules are enforced or exceptions made due to corruption, nepotism, whatever.

I think your ego is clouding your judgement. This was not a difficult complaint to handle. Maybe a woman would have done a better job. I know I would have -:you have to know your audience, else you're just making work for yourself. I'm a 40 year old infantry Marine, putting up is not going diffuse the situation. If Chuck Liddell had a beef for me to settle, I would be savy enough to realize that talking trash is not going to fix the situation.

Regardless, it looks like someone here (you?) did the right thing, and so my respect for the ruleset and the mods is restored - the rules trump bias or favorites. So I would like to apologize for coming down on you like I did, it was wrong.

I just went through a big thing in the SCA trying to stop a Knight who was molesting people. Everyone closed ranks on me, people I admired stunned me, I was threatened with violence and financial ruin. I had to go to the FBI. I've lost faith in people, and this site has been the only political harbor where I feel I'm with my own people. So, not excusable, but maybe I took my loss of faith in authority out on you. Again, I apologize.

I'm not afraid of a ban. I read Insty and Ace every single day, and I don't need to comment here to do that. I'm not saying that as a challenge, I just want you see that my apology is sincere and not just some suckup to avoid banhammer. You want to ban me, no big deal.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 02:26 PM (l12Jm)

336 Charlie not Dave

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 02:27 PM (l12Jm)

EMT 07/22/17

EMT amongst yourselves. Try not to spill coffee in the hut, and mind your head around the Storm trooper wind chimes. Did anyone else notice those cute fuzzy ewoks were about to eat Han, and did eat some troopers?

But they're the good guys. Mmhmm.

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1 Early it is

Posted by: Tentotwo at July 22, 2017 05:50 AM (yhf6w)

2 Damnit Verizon. We were first for first time evah, but Nooo you had to drag your ass to the podium.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 05:54 AM (l12Jm)

3 Does anyone else find the Verizon Store obnoxious? I have to make an appointment with a special agent and wait 10 mins just to find out if this comes in blue?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 05:58 AM (l12Jm)

4 Oh thank God. That ONT was a train wreck.

'Mornin'

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 05:58 AM (sdi6R)

5 I mean geez, there's an Appointment Tech who dutifully screens your questions and puts you in the super fab hip que. The job obviously requires intelligence so how about training her to know if this comes in blue.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:00 AM (l12Jm)

6 I went to sleep early last night and woke up about 3:00. All I can say is, "Thank God it's Saturday".

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:00 AM (sdi6R)

7 Dang it missed my flight.

Stupid boarding pass had no barcode took a while to correct.

Flying cheapest of the cheap on Spirit. At least they got me on next flight no extra charges. Just have to wait 4 hours.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:02 AM (OH0N/)

8 I bet you guys can tell me if this comes in blue. And without even looking.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:03 AM (l12Jm)

9 Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:00 AM (sdi6R)

Same here except 0230. Do yourself a favor, don't go read the second half of the ONT if you haven't already.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:03 AM (hS07U)

10 5 I mean geez, there's an Appointment Tech who dutifully screens your questions and puts you in the super fab hip que. The job obviously requires intelligence so how about training her to know if this comes in blue.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:00 AM (l12Jm)



At least its not the apple store where you can't just walk in, you need to make an appointment. I stopped bothering going to the Verizon store after they annoyed me, and now handle it all on their website. You can probably find out if it comes in blue there too.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:04 AM (cAnNx)

11 re teh Ewoks, protein is protein. It's not cannibalism cuz different species. Eat what you shoot? That's a thing, you know.

Now that cartel boss down in Mexico, he was having victim tamales according to a couple of recent articles.

And in reality land, quite a few Earth species practice cannibalism. Including Man.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 22, 2017 06:04 AM (6jaju)

12 Trainwrecky ONT. That's weird. That never happens.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:04 AM (OH0N/)

13 The sidebar article about the "Fundamental Hollowness of the Conservative Intellectual Elite" is good. I read it last night. It was written by a young Hillsdale grad.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:05 AM (sdi6R)

14 Ewoks. Cute unless they are sticking obsidian blades in your eyes.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:06 AM (OH0N/)

15 9 Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:00 AM (sdi6R)

Same here except 0230. Do yourself a favor, don't go read the second half of the ONT if you haven't already.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:03 AM (hS07U)


I was lurking, and occasionally trying to change the subject.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:06 AM (sdi6R)

16 What is that you want to know comes in blue?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:07 AM (OH0N/)

17 I was lurking, and occasionally trying to change the subject.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:06 AM (sdi6R)

As you know, it didn't work.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:07 AM (hS07U)

18 I put in my two cents at #850. That's all I'm gonna say.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:09 AM (hS07U)

19 15 Rickl, I just lurked. Way too feisty of an ONT for my tastes.

And a linky-poo for you -- SpaceX drops powered Dragon landings plan (via Space.com):

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8lcsvn4

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 22, 2017 06:10 AM (6jaju)

20
I went to sleep early last night and woke up about 3:00. All I can say is, "Thank God it's Saturday".

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:00 AM (sdi6R)


This.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:13 AM (gDoff)

21 SO tired of chicken moderators of equivalence. They are incapable of judging one party as the bad actor. So they cower until they can majestically rise and declare "BOTH sides need to behave or else".

Just ditched Beta Hater Althouse over it, and now Legal Insurrection is infected too. Goes like this:

Troll: poke
Fen: ......
Troll: poke
Fen: ....!
Troll: poke
Fen: SMACK!
Mod: both of you stop
Fen: fuck off coward
Mod: bans Fen

They are like the stupid teacher that ignores bullying all semester until the day the victim finally punches back. Everyone gets sent to the principal because a scuffle broke out. Teacher doesn't care you have a black eye every week, so long as you don't fight back and create "drama".

What the hell is wrong with these people?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:14 AM (l12Jm)

22 So how did the ONT come out? Crossbows won this time, right?

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:15 AM (OH0N/)

23 Okay apologies for venting. Coffee is kicking in. Mmmmm much better. I'm good.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:15 AM (l12Jm)

24 So how did the ONT come out? Crossbows won this time, right?
Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:15 AM (OH0N/)

Way worse than that. More of a War of Northern Aggression kind of vibe. ducks

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:17 AM (hS07U)

25 Airport Dunkin Donuts what the heck did you put in this Boston Cream? That isn't the regular taste.

Wait I probably don't want to know.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:17 AM (OH0N/)

26 Mornin'

Posted by: wing at July 22, 2017 06:17 AM (H6lzU)

27 Yeah I have this saying: women can't get along together.

Just never say that to a woman.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:18 AM (OH0N/)

28 Phew. That new thread smell. I was not going to enter that ONT under any circumstances.

Warming up to hit the gym. That snap-crackle-pop you hear isn't coming from my breakfast cereal.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 22, 2017 06:18 AM (ul9CR)

29 Airport food is the worst.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:19 AM (gDoff)

30 Ah he'll I missed a fight in the ONT too? 6&#$$! Verizon.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:19 AM (l12Jm)

31 Now to figure out how to sleep in this airport.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:19 AM (OH0N/)

32 31, sitting up, near your gate.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:22 AM (gDoff)

33 I've found it best to avoid the nightwalkers altogether. I do not understand what goes on there at all.

These people bitch and fight and scream and call each other names all night long, and then one of 'em called for me to be banned one night just because they didn't like a limerick I posted. There were no banned words or personal attacks or anything of the sort in said limerick. The person just didn't like it. And called for me to be banned. For a limerick. While they all bitch and fight and scream and call each other names all night.

I don't get it. So I just hang with the daywalkers.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 22, 2017 06:23 AM (ul9CR)

34 19 15 Rickl, I just lurked. Way too feisty of an ONT for my tastes.

And a linky-poo for you -- SpaceX drops powered Dragon landings plan (via Space.com):

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8lcsvn4
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 22, 2017 06:10 AM (6jaju)


I saw that. That's disappointing.

Powered Dragon landings are optional for Earth, but they're necessary for Mars.

But on the other hand, the original plan for recovery of Falcon 9 first stages was to parachute them into the ocean. They tried that two or three times, and didn't come close to succeeding.

So Plan B was powered landings, which have been spectacularly successful.

SpaceX is nothing if not innovative and resourceful. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:23 AM (sdi6R)

35
How and Dee!

More overnight drama? Whatever became of drop it and go to sleep?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 06:24 AM (pNxlR)

36 Auto correct changed hell to he'll. Why does it change words that are correct? I want to create AI just so I can torture it back. Also, try this experiment on your voice -to-text:

president Trump president Trump President Obama President Obama president Trump

Notice anything odd...

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:25 AM (l12Jm)

37 Now there's a claim of somebody being banned at the end of the ONT. If so, it's a regular.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:25 AM (hS07U)

38 Uh, oh. Who got banned?

Because I suspect it's not the same person *I* would have banned.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:28 AM (sdi6R)

39 An ette

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:28 AM (hS07U)

40 Going to the ONT to see if I can scrounge up some boots and a cloak. Brb. Please watch my coffee.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:29 AM (l12Jm)

41 36 Auto correct changed hell to he'll. Why does it change words that are correct? I want to create AI just so I can torture it back. Also, try this experiment on your voice -to-text:

president Trump president Trump President Obama President Obama president Trump

Notice anything odd...
Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:25 AM (l12Jm)


President Trump President Obama President Trump President Obama president Obama president Trump


It varies and is not consistent.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:29 AM (cAnNx)

42 Because I suspect it's not the same person *I* would have banned.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:28 AM (sdi6R)

You are correct.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:30 AM (hS07U)

43 Because I suspect it's not the same person *I* would have banned.


It's pretty clear who the shit-stirrer is. The person without whom 90% of the ONT drama would go away.

And that person never gets banned.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 22, 2017 06:31 AM (ul9CR)

44 rickl, when that person dropped the out of left field name calling bomb, I was stunned. I had no idea THAT card was about to be played.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at July 22, 2017 06:34 AM (hS07U)

45 Ok, spill it. I don't spend enough time on the ONT anymore. Sure got ugly.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:34 AM (gDoff)

46 Must have been a rash of deleted comments I am seeing references to post numbers that are off by 30.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 06:34 AM (OH0N/)

47 Just perused the ONT. Ugly, ugly, ugly.
I'm hoping the owner of the blog restates the rules yet again.
Also the rule of holes should have been applied by several people.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 06:34 AM (N3JsI)

48 "4 hour wsit"

Would you like to play a game?

Let's play

Global Thermonuclear War

Oh thanks. Yes will make a spiffy cloak. Just have to scrape and cure it first. No you don't want to go back there. Zombies and such.

White goes first....

....


Hey do you know if this comes in blue?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:37 AM (l12Jm)

49 Hoping for flaming skulls today.

Posted by: Uncle Si at July 22, 2017 06:38 AM (ZLmoR)

50
Also the rule of holes should have been applied by several people.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 06:34 AM (N3JsI)


Ah, yup...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 06:40 AM (pNxlR)

51 Morning, Horde. Did I miss anything important?


Mmmm. The weather lady on the local news has big cans and wears a tight dress.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 06:40 AM (PBalj)

52 Crossbows are cheated bows, just sayin.

Real men use Recurves.

I mean hell, if you want to compete against me using what is essentially a rifle platform .... just shoot rifles instead.

I'll bring my 50 cal. Hey don't touch my coffee do you have a death wish?

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:41 AM (l12Jm)

53 51 Morning, Horde. Did I miss anything important?


Mmmm. The weather lady on the local news has big cans and wears a tight dress.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 06:40 AM (PBalj)


Station and location?

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:41 AM (cAnNx)

54 *searches for nicks on the ONT*

You have got to be shitting me.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:42 AM (sdi6R)

55
Real men use Recurves.


Do they come in blue? Does anybody know?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 06:42 AM (pNxlR)

56 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 06:44 AM (J+eG2)

57
"weather reporter big cans" images' search returns a sizable number of valid hits.

Just sayin'...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 06:45 AM (pNxlR)

58 56
I apologize for the spectacle of all of it.
Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 06:43 AM (Rsi2C)


You damn well should.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:45 AM (sdi6R)

59 "it varies and is not consistent "

Weird, because my phone is batting 1000... testing:

president Trump president Trump President Obama President Obama president Trump president Trump

Yup. Samsung Verizon.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 06:45 AM (l12Jm)

60 After stumbling on AoSHQ I only hope it does not go the way ProtestWarrior.com did.....it was my first foray into political discussions etc back in the day, very rudimentary set up forum....I wonder what happened to all the people who participated in discussion there?

Posted by: KWDreaming at July 22, 2017 06:46 AM (lLOfk)

61
Gonna try to catch another 40 winks. BBL...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 06:46 AM (pNxlR)

62 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at July 22, 2017 06:46 AM (Mcvvl)

63 Hey, did anyone see Scaramucci or however you spell his name, yesterday? I think I sorta like him. Opinion subject to change.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:46 AM (gDoff)

64 Banned for calling you a name. What you called her was some cold blooded shit. And you went first.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 06:47 AM (MlXgU)

65 SMFH needs to be reinstated immediately. She didn't start anything.

She may have lashed out under severe provocation, and it WAS severe provocation.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:47 AM (sdi6R)

66 Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta took on occupational licensing reform Friday, calling for the elimination of unnecessary licenses and the streamlining of those that make sense.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9ytn4n6

Yay. Another area in bad need of reform, including at the state level.

#stillnottiredofwinning

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 22, 2017 06:49 AM (6jaju)

67 Latest update on the repairs to stately VIA Manor.


Found a source for about 500 square foot of salvaged flooring that matches our perfectly.

And unlike most cases where you find salvaged hardwood flooring, this has never been resanded, or resurfaced in its life. So it is of a uniform and original thickness of 3/4 inch, with no dips or wear valleys in it.

So, instead of simply replacing the stained section of the Dining Room floor, I think I am gonna replace the entire room worth in one single shot.


Damn, this is some good looking flooring.
Best I have ever seen in the salvaged wood section..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (J+eG2)

68 Getting ready for golf with brother this morning. Then back home to pack for my flight back out to California again. Was hoping that job would be finished so I wouldn't have to go back out there. Oh well. Any Morons/ettes in the Walnut Creek area? I'll probably be there for a week.

Posted by: Mike G. at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (R5lpX)

69 Dunkirk...different kinda Roshomony no name film ...16yr old daughter wanted to see +1 for her ...now to ask the more important questions How and Why did this happen ...how did this grand Army get its ass kicked so bad ...? Interesting trailer before with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill impressed with that ...looked better than Dunkirk and a lot of holes are filled in with Churchills' shovel !!!

Posted by: Qmark at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (STXdS)

70 58
"weather reporter big cans" images' search returns a sizable number of valid hits.

Just sayin'...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 22, 2017 06:45 AM (pNxlR)



Which is why I asked for station and location so I could check their website and judge for myself. I imagine a lot of hits for weather reporter big cans will turn up the Mexican weather girls.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (cAnNx)

71 Prolly true L. But the name you called her was cold. Period.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (MlXgU)

72
Off to work. Day 4 of the death march that is the Houston World Series of Dog Shows. Dan and Carmen are entered.

Play nice.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 22, 2017 06:53 AM (PBalj)

73 Please, let's not bring the ONT fight here.
Change the subject.
I'm sure Ace will be informed, if he hasn't already and he can sort things out.
No one needs a replay of what went on overnight.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 06:53 AM (N3JsI)

74
Damn, this is some good looking flooring.

Best I have ever seen in the salvaged wood section..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (J+eG2)

pics?

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:54 AM (gDoff)

75 734 You gonna make me black and blue?
Posted by: SMFH at July 22, 2017 04:03 AM (s5Kql)
****
No, dear. You already are. You're broken
Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 04:05 AM (Rsi2C)


That's a fine way to talk to a combat vet.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:54 AM (sdi6R)

76 At least one billion men shave every day, and yet you need a license to shave someone else. mmmhmmm

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 22, 2017 06:54 AM (6jaju)

77 "pics?"

Will try to, once the floor gets finished.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 06:56 AM (J+eG2)

78 Stop the fighting on a new thread, please?

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:56 AM (gDoff)

79 Peace, brothas and sistas.

Posted by: Nikkolai at July 22, 2017 06:57 AM (ZIm23)

80 Pretty sure "Army Widow" came first.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 06:57 AM (MlXgU)

81 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 06:56 AM (J+eG2)


Cool. I need to do something in my kitchen. Not sure I was real wood tho. The bedrooms all have real wood floors.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:57 AM (gDoff)

82 84 Stop the fighting on a new thread, please?
Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:56 AM (gDoff)


I didn't get into it on the last thread, but SMFH being banned is intolerable. That needs to be reversed stat.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 06:58 AM (sdi6R)

83 Ack, want real wood.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:58 AM (gDoff)

84 Well shit. That correction was loaded.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 06:59 AM (gDoff)

85 I missed another nasty thread. So far, I've missed them all. Every single one. Probably just as well.

Glad L, Elle is still around, though. Good person, class act and asset to these threads. Top of the mornin' L!

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 06:59 AM (zkGZ8)

86 Ok I'm out of here. Looks like we're starting the replay of the ONT.
I do not know who is to blame, I didn't read 800 plus comments from last night. From what I did read it got ugly.
L,Elle please do not rehash it here.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 22, 2017 07:01 AM (N3JsI)

87 Very well Miss L. I defer.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 22, 2017 07:01 AM (MlXgU)

88 Uncle Si, you said you are hoping for flaming skulls today, is there something that you think will be happening today?

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 22, 2017 07:01 AM (SoJdk)

89 Hasta.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:03 AM (gDoff)

90 Happy Pi Day!

(July 22 is Pi Day on the Eastern Orthodox calendar. Westerners celebrate it on March 14.)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 07:04 AM (zkGZ8)

91 So, who's going to the Series this year? I know it wont be Atlanta.

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:05 AM (QY6Z3)

92 Why is today Pi Day for Eastern Orthodox?

Also I don't think countries other than the US can "celebrate" it since most of the world goes Day/Month, so 3/14 is written 14/3.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:06 AM (cAnNx)

93 I quit a blog once before because a commenter was unjustly banned.

Reinstate SMFH right fucking now.

That's not a request; it's a demand.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:08 AM (sdi6R)

94 Wanted to start my day off right....came to ththe Bering place. Y'all try and have a good day. Hillary Clinton will never be president if that helps put a smile on your face.

Posted by: ummmm at July 22, 2017 07:08 AM (sPwat)

95 I imagine a lot of hits for weather reporter big cans will turn up the Mexican weather girls.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (cAnNx)


NTTATWWT!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 07:08 AM (gwPgz)

96 "Not sure I was real wood tho. The bedrooms all have real wood floors."

Yes, the entire house, except for the kitchen and bathroom is red oak tongue and groove 2 1/4x 3/4 flooring. Interestingly, the deck, or floor of the bay window was originally floored in the same material, as the builder simply used the cut off sections from flooring the house to cover the bay window deck. As all the homes were built between the late thirties, and the fifties, most of the bay window decks in the community have been damaged by overfilled window plants, sixty years of exposure to harsh sunlight, and other things which have ruined the wood. And in most cases, the deck is torn out and replaced with various other coverings which happen to be in vogue during the time that the owner decided to take corrective action.

I think that stately VIA Manor is probably the only one which has a completely rebuilt deck using original red oak. Out of everything which I have done around here, that is my pride and joy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:09 AM (J+eG2)

97 105 I imagine a lot of hits for weather reporter big cans will turn up the Mexican weather girls.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 06:51 AM (cAnNx)

NTTATWWT!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 07:08 AM (gwPgz)



Of course not. But I wanted to check out the weather girl he was talking about. I was looking to ogle specifics not in general.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:10 AM (cAnNx)

98 Or came to the wrong place...Fat fingers are still asleep.

Posted by: ummmm at July 22, 2017 07:10 AM (sPwat)

99 Also I don't think countries other than the US can "celebrate" it since most of the world goes Day/Month, so 3/14 is written 14/3.

Posted by: buzzion
________

Because pi ~ 22/7 and today is 22/7 outside of the U.S.

(I took a liberty in saying "Eastern Orthodox.")

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 07:10 AM (zkGZ8)

100 What are you all doing today?
I plan on going to the discount store and finding some flameless led candles with a timer for the 40 inch brass candlesticks purchased at an auction.
Yes, I need to get a life. Don't judge.

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:11 AM (QY6Z3)

101 " Did anyone else notice those cute fuzzy ewoks were about to eat Han, and did eat some troopers?

But they're the good guys. Mmhmm."

This is pure Ewokophobia. Recognize your Corellian privilege.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at July 22, 2017 07:12 AM (tMFgx)

102 102 I'll stop and disappear as long as you all do.
I would never speak to her in the way she did to me.
Army Widow was never an insult. She is.
Again, how I think of her bc she brought it here.
I am sincerely sorry if it was taken as an insult.

She called me a bitch and refused to apologize for it.
I asked that she get unbanned and I apologized for my own mistaken language
Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 07:07 AM (Rsi2C)


Passive/aggressive much?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:14 AM (sdi6R)

103 Are we having a hockey game?

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:14 AM (QY6Z3)

104 I think that stately VIA Manor is probably the only one which has a
completely rebuilt deck using original red oak. Out of everything which
I have done around here, that is my pride and joy.

Wow. Nice. My hovel is not nearly as stately. Just built in 61. Must have been a contractor or some such. Lot of basics are rock solid. Like bedroom floors and original electrical. I have been slowly trying to correct some of the crappy, low quality changes that have been made over the years.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:14 AM (gDoff)

105 Ever get up on a Saturday full of ambition and make a list of things to do and then look at your list and say "Yeah, no, I don't feel like doing any of that today"?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 07:15 AM (zkGZ8)

106 Of course not. But I wanted to check out the weather girl he was talking about. I was looking to ogle specifics not in general.

Posted by: buzzion at July 22, 2017 07:10 AM (cAnNx)


I figured as much, I was just making the peripheral point that for me, if the presenter is hot enough, I don't really care what city, country, or continent she's reporting the weather from.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 07:15 AM (gwPgz)

107 So in further Minnesota news, besides the Minneapolis Police Chief resigning after the Samoli Police Officer shot and killed the Australian bride-to-be, another story surfaces of a n Officer shooting two dogs, with a claim that he was attacked by them.

Bodycam video seems to show the first dog never being a threat, and being shot almost out of hand.
And the second dog only going after the Officer after the first one was shot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:16 AM (J+eG2)

108 My next project is the kitchen floor. Shit, it still has the original yellow linoleum. That stuff lives forever.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:17 AM (gDoff)

109 "Ever get up on a Saturday full of ambition and make a list of things to do and then look at your list and say "Yeah, no, I don't feel like doing any of that today"?"

Are you specifically limiting your question to Saturdays?

Cause That seems to be how I roll, seven days a week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:18 AM (J+eG2)

110 Ever get up on a Saturday full of ambition and make a list of things to do and then look at your list and say "Yeah, no, I don't feel like doing any of that today"?

Man I got a baaaad case of that right now. Going out of town for the next 10 days and I need to mow the lawn and edge before doing some last minute shopping and heading for the airport this afternoon. And having my tiny puppehs in my lap isn't making it any easier to get going.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 22, 2017 07:18 AM (pDZCs)

111 I think that stately VIA Manor is probably the only one which has a
completely rebuilt deck using original red oak. Out of everything which
I have done around here, that is my pride and joy.

After my children's father left me to run off and join the circus. I bought a little house built in 1945. It was my 972 sq ft pride & joy.

Then Mr. H swept me off my feet and we now live in his house. It was built in 1992 as a custom retirement dream home for an elderly couple who have since gone on to their reward.

We have the original Southern Living House plan, and it would have been a lovely, functional space if it had been followed.

Custom Home means many inefficient design choices, like a big jacuzzi tub in the master bath with two picture windows and no shower.


Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:19 AM (QY6Z3)

112 Something about heat and kitchens.

Posted by: freaked at July 22, 2017 07:21 AM (BO/km)

113 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:16 AM (J+eG2)

Ya know, VIA, every once in a while I have this nagging suspicions that the strength we so obviously gain through diversity, just might have a few deleterious side-effects.


Anabolic steroids come to mind for some reason!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 07:22 AM (gwPgz)

114 morning all! Tell me more about the flaming skulls expected?

Posted by: unsure if deplorable, moron at July 22, 2017 07:22 AM (Eynls)

115 972 sq ft pride joy.


I live in a 1050 sq. ft. mansion. Front porch included in that measurement.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:22 AM (gDoff)

116 Cutie-pitooti weather girl in Azerbaijan. (Dig the background music.)

http://tinyurl.com/ycfnvjvs

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 07:22 AM (zkGZ8)

117 Found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:
              People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.
            If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.
            If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.
           If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.
            What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.
            If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.
            The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.
         Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.
         In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.
-this version is credited to Mother Teresa

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:23 AM (QY6Z3)

118 124 I'm sorry to say this to you bc I like you, rickl.
You're wrong




Posted by: L, Elle at July 22, 2017 07:18 AM (Rsi2C)


I have never had a problem with you, L, Elle, but you seem to have really been stirring up shit in the ONT recently. I have no idea why.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:23 AM (sdi6R)

119 Alrighty then 3 more hours to wait.

Chairs seem to be made NOT to sleep in.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 07:24 AM (WkMnJ)

120 Elle, you aren't as smart as you think you are. You aren't as clever as you think you are. So knock it off.

I don't know any of the players and I'm not interested enough to dig thru the thread to see who launched first. But I've been trolling for some 20 years and I know all the passive aggressive moves. Knock it off.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 07:26 AM (l12Jm)

121 Darn it, missed - well, something.

Oh, and morning, y'all

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 07:26 AM (MINbv)

122 "We have the original Southern Living House plan, and it would have been a lovely, functional space if it had been followed.

Custom Home means many inefficient design choices, like a big jacuzzi tub in the master bath with two picture windows and no shower. "

There are a lot of energy efficiency advances that took place in the last thirty years or so, that make a newer home more attractive.

But some of the new construction technics leave me a little bit unimpressed.

And the older homes, if taken care of, can hold their own on comfort.

Baltimore just went through two days of hot and humid weather, with temps in the high nineties, and heat indexes in the mid 100's.

So in order to capture a reduction in the electric bill, I turned the a/c off at 11:00am both days.

Last night, at 7:30pm, I turned the a/c back on when the house reached 76 degrees inside..

I don't think I am gonna find new construction that has the same solid feel as the old homes do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:26 AM (J+eG2)

123 I think Sessions is going to get changed out.

The WaPo story is probably made up. It is anonymous people saying anonymous things but having your boss get surprised is bad.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 07:27 AM (WkMnJ)

124 There are a lot of energy efficiency advances that took place in the last thirty years or so,"

Even 10 or so. The 2.5 year old Casa mouse is around 3500 sq feet, and our biggest electric bill (Aug 2016) hit $190.

Pretty amazing.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 07:29 AM (MINbv)

125 Ever get up on a Saturday full of ambition and make a list of things to do and then look at your list and say "Yeah, no, I don't feel like doing any of that today"?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 07:15 AM (zkGZ


Here's how I handle the situation...

I put every job on a separate 3 X 5 card like
Wash car
Cut grass
Fix something
on and on until I have a pile of cards.

Then I make two piles, stuff I definitely don't feel like doing and stuff maybe I feel like doing. Then I search through those cards until I find 'something' I feel like doing.

Just having a list of to-do items on a sheet of paper doesn't cut it. They all look equally full of suck.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 22, 2017 07:29 AM (EgwCt)

126 119 So in further Minnesota news, besides the Minneapolis Police Chief resigning after the Samoli Police Officer shot and killed the Australian bride-to-be, another story surfaces of a n Officer shooting two dogs, with a claim that he was attacked by them.

Bodycam video seems to show the first dog never being a threat, and being shot almost out of hand.
And the second dog only going after the Officer after the first one was shot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:16 AM (J+eG2)


The police have always been greatly outnumbered by criminals. They can only keep law and order because they know that law-abiding citizens have their backs.

When they alienate the middle class, they will be in a world of hurt. And they're nearly there.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2017 07:29 AM (sdi6R)

127 VIA, this house does have plenty of things that make it a good, solid house.

The old couple were from Michigan originally, and the old man really believed in insulation.

We lost power for a four hours last week when a tree fell on the power line up the road, and even though there was no a/c on, it was still plenty cool inside for several hours.

We also have a huge coat closet. More than necessary for the ATL.

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:30 AM (QY6Z3)

128 Trump was telegraphing displeasure with Sessions. I think if he does get changed out it will be YUUUGE in the media and they will say it is a coverup of Russia but they say that about everything

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 07:30 AM (WkMnJ)

129
I don't think I am gonna find new construction that has the same solid feel as the old homes do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:26 AM (J+eG2)

This. It is 66 out now. For a change. Humid tho, which is abnormal for here. Have the vent on the swamp cooler. Will run it to about 7. Won't need to turn it on again until about 1. House will stay cool.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:30 AM (gDoff)

130 "I live in a 1050 sq. ft. mansion. Front porch included in that measurement. "

1200 Square foot. One bathroom.

When built, that was a pretty good size home.
Now, everyone wants 2000 ft, plus.

With 2 1/2 baths.

And the master bath must have his-n-hers sinks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:30 AM (J+eG2)

131 You forgot open floor plan, granite countertops and a farm sink.

Posted by: blaster at July 22, 2017 07:32 AM (WkMnJ)

132 Slippery Slope Salesman @ 142 --

I like your idea and just put Get Index Cards on my to-do list.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 07:32 AM (zkGZ8)

133 Every square inch counts when you live in less than 1000 sq ft.

I had to buy vintage furniture because the new stuff is sized for bigger homes.

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:33 AM (QY6Z3)

134 Oh, it's only 5:30 here.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2017 07:33 AM (gDoff)

135 Elle: "all that she needs to do is - "

It's not your place to decide that. And you only bring it up as an opportunity to smear her some more. You are transparent and are now annoying people who have no idea who you are. Quit while you are ahead, before you impale yourself with your own sword.

Or least take it back to the ONT instead hijacking this one. We were having fun until you brought that stench in here.

Posted by: Fen at July 22, 2017 07:33 AM (l12Jm)

136 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 07:29 AM (MINbv)

I'm convinced that Casa de Hrothgar is a prime example of what happens when a contractor leaves a couple of $100 bills on the sawhorse every time he knows that the county building inspector is due for a site inspection.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 07:33 AM (gwPgz)

137 "Slippery Slope Salesman @ 142 --

I like your idea and just put Get Index Cards on my to-do list."



Golf clap.


S l o w g o l f c l a p

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 22, 2017 07:34 AM (J+eG2)

138 When built, that was a pretty good size home"

Yep. The first Casa mouse was 50 by 25. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, and was perfectly fine.
"Tiny house" today.
This place is massive (at least to me), and mrs notes that friends of ours (older couple) have a newish 4,450 sq ft "cottage".

*snort*

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 22, 2017 07:34 AM (MINbv)

139 *sigh*

Posted by: Rodney King at July 22, 2017 07:34 AM (YSWl/)

140 154 That there is funny.

Posted by: ALH at July 22, 2017 07:34 AM (QY6Z3)

141 I like your idea and just put Get Index Cards on my to-do list.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 22, 2017 07:32 AM (zkGZ


Me too, and as soon as Amazon delivers the index cards, I'll give it a try.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 22, 2017 07:34 AM (gwPgz)