Saturday Overnight Open Thread (1/20/18 )

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(Wish you were here)

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Pot, pot, pot, pot, pot, pot, pot and Pot.

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Vanity run a muck. And expensive too.

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Tonight's Genius Award Winner never learned the phrase, Practice makes perfect. And that is why he is our Genius Award Winner.


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Some police officers are known for their love of the Cheese Danish. Others are known for their love of the piano. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Paul.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. Unsure if any rights are reserved.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:11 PM




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1 Evening

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 20, 2018 09:07 PM (nBr1j)

2 I was first?

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 20, 2018 09:09 PM (nBr1j)

3 Don't get tattoos.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (owoHM)

4 rd.

Posted by: Mike Pitzler at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (fSf/G)

5 I'm top 10?

Posted by: Winston at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (wgCUV)

6 th?

Posted by: Mike Pitzler at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (fSf/G)

7 How'd that happen?

Posted by: Winston at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (wgCUV)

8 Not first, but present.

And still laughing at all the pink pussy hats, round 2.

Is this going to become an annual thing?

Maybe set up some happy hour pricing at the local tavern with a watching party.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (UsCnO)

9 = 3+4

Posted by: Mike Pitzler at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (fSf/G)

10 If I don't get a dog, maybe I'll get a tattoo to keep me company.

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (nBr1j)

11 Le ONT, she is Nude!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:12 PM (qJtVm)

12 Even little old Robber's Roost had a wymyn's march. Minimum pink hats though. The crowd size will be huge because they'll claim all the people who came to the craft beer festival.

Posted by: Winston at January 20, 2018 09:13 PM (wgCUV)

13 Happy Saturday All. Top 20?

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (+ldAm)

14 Was the MFM pussing all over the pussy hats?

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (nBr1j)

15 I've allowed my kids to experiment with weird haircuts and dye jobs, but I've got a firm rule: no tattoos. When you're a legal adult living on your own, I can't stop you, but until then no tattoos.

And for God's sake, don't get a dumb one. No bullshit New Age greeting-card quotes, no pretend-Maori designs, no Chinese or Arabic characters unless you speak the language, no goddamned cartoon characters, no product logos, no political slogans, and no "occult" symbols.

Your skin is not scrap paper to be scribbled on.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (owoHM)

16 Beaches and Pink Floyd!

Posted by: Adriane the Music to Vacation by Critic ... at January 20, 2018 09:17 PM (AoK0a)

17 *High-Fives Northernlurker*

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 09:17 PM (kUotE)

18 You fail to highlight the fact that Paul's productivity ---while non-existent---is nevertheless DIVERSE.

Paul. For the win.

Posted by: Redgrains at January 20, 2018 09:18 PM (/jP+y)

19 Today I read every comment on every post. Not sure whether I should feel proud or worried!

Posted by: Marinemom at January 20, 2018 09:18 PM (ep6ak)

20 How about a 1/128th scale HMS Beagle across the chest?

Posted by: Mike Pitzler at January 20, 2018 09:18 PM (fSf/G)

21 And for God's sake, don't get a dumb one. No bullshit New Age greeting-card quotes, no pretend-Maori designs, no Chinese or Arabic characters unless you speak the language, no goddamned cartoon characters, no product logos, no political slogans, and no "occult" symbols.

Your skin is not scrap paper to be scribbled on.
Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (owoHM

a bar code on the back of one's neck always screams WINNER


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2018 09:19 PM (3/sUh)

22 Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!

I have stood here before beside these prog assholes
With the world turning circles but I'm in controls
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end these LOLs
But it's my destiny to be the king of trolls

King of trolls
I'll always be king of trolls
I'll always be kiny of trolls

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:19 PM (+y/Ru)

23 Both the larger weed-scented college town south of me and the heroin-blighted county seat north of me had "Women's Marches" today. Pussy hats in evidence. (Don't they know that NOT ALL WOMEN HAVE VAGINAS?! TRANSPHOBIC BIGOTS!)

As is always the case with these lefty religious observances, the message was muddled and vague. Pussy hats, Black Lives Matter signs, anti-Trump signs, gays with rainbow banners because gays love prancing around in public with rainbow banners, anarchists, Marxists, Muslims . . .

If an event is about everything then it's not really about anything, is it? They just love the ritual of protesting. It's Mass for Liberals.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:19 PM (owoHM)

24 well, the tramp stamp is a pretty useful way to communicate and save everyone a lot of time. Instead of plying her with drinks in the bar all night you can simply suggest you get a bottle of something really good you can share on the trunk of your car, or hers.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:21 PM (MTjB1)

25 I've watched this video a hundred times in the last few days. I think it's Horde-worthy.

https://youtu.be/8n2UKiAp_T4

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 09:21 PM (kUotE)

26 yes it is poor etiquette to denigrate her tramp stamp in the middle of festivities.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:21 PM (MTjB1)

27 So now we have to provide links to the musical interlude? Whatever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXdNnw99-Ic

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 09:22 PM (/qEW2)

28 Despite the silliness there was also an uncomfortable sense of intimidation at these rallies. Nobody dares to counter-demonstrate. That'll get you fifty kinds of hell: doxxing, threats, personal attacks, lies, harassment by local authorities, loss of job, etc.

They think they're the Resistance but they're actually the Brownshirts.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:22 PM (owoHM)

29 matching mother and daughter tramp stamps are always a good sign.

not sure what matching father and daughter tramp stamps indicate but not likely to be a good sign.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:22 PM (MTjB1)

30 I wish I was out on that pier

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:24 PM (aC6Sd)

31 I had to watch my favorite video a couple of times today to get the nasty taste out of my mouth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqEddipbpkw&t=0s

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:25 PM (owoHM)

32 Luis Gutierrez says he's ready to give in on a wall for a Dreamer amnesty:

https://tinyurl.com/y9d33tvf

That's a Trojan Horse ploy.

Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2018 09:25 PM (AMIL/)

33
it's wheelBARROW

not wheelBARREL

and NOT wheelBARROL

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 09:25 PM (tAiTN)

34 Is the ONT getting earlier, or should I have set my clock forward half an hour?

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 09:25 PM (sdi6R)

35 Willowed from last thread.

Harvey Birdman custody of Jonny Quest

https://youtu.be/xxI15_6KyzU

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 09:25 PM (R5lpX)

36 (Wish you were here)
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Sure, sure, 'Tropical Paradise'...until the Japs begin the shelling.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 09:26 PM (9tO1t)

37 Willowed, concerning Trump's Women's March tweet earlier today.

Trump is a master at carefully calibrating to elicit the most outrage at his opposition. This was perfect - if he would have done his usual blustery Sad! type of tweet, they would have rolled their eyes and ignored it with a "Yeah, he's an asshole".

With *this* however, all they can do is seethe, knowing he's doing it just to troll them. And they can't help themselves - it's been nothing but twitter histrionics and mumbling to themselves "What an asshole."
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 09:23 PM (2kiKp)

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 09:27 PM (2kiKp)

38 I usually only get through all the comments on the book thread, have in past read all of ONTs some nights

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:27 PM (aC6Sd)

39
Bitchin' day, Paul!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 20, 2018 09:27 PM (VzUE4)

40 Happy ONT! Interesting content, as always. Thank you, MisHum

Posted by: ALH at January 20, 2018 09:28 PM (7DwnJ)

41 Democrats Against Citizens of America

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 20, 2018 09:28 PM (e8kgV)

42 you have to give more warning on the early bird ont's so the folks have a chance to hike their plaid pants up to their chest and get the double pronged white belt fastened. have to drive all the way across the internets with the turn signal on.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:28 PM (MTjB1)

43 Luis Gutierrez says he's ready to give in on a wall for a Dreamer amnesty:

https://tinyurl.com/y9d33tvf

That's a Trojan Horse ploy.

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Never trust a prog bearing compromise.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:28 PM (+y/Ru)

44 Thanks for the ONT, MisHum!
It's still pot...

Posted by: texcat at January 20, 2018 09:28 PM (wf3RQ)

45 Sorry, that was a link.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 09:29 PM (/qEW2)

46 46th

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at January 20, 2018 09:29 PM (iPbC0)

47 Doesn't look like an overwhelming ONT. Looks like quality whatever the quantity. At a quick overlook while racing down to here in order to leave a vapid comment of hello before reading the content.

Hello.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the goblet of vino at January 20, 2018 09:29 PM (NU2/k)

48 Bon sewer, mes amis.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:30 PM (NWiLs)

49 Re Genius Award Winner:

I actually knew a guy who robbed a bank, then dropped his wallet while fleeing. The police were waiting for him when he returned home.

He wasn't a friend or anything, but he was a regular at a bar I used to frequent.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 09:30 PM (sdi6R)

50 Is the ONT getting earlier, or should I have set my clock forward half an hour?
Posted by: rickl
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It's the shutdown. All clocks are malfunctioning. The guy who winds the Big Ben at the NIST is deemed 'non-essential'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 09:30 PM (nBBdT)

51 Muh pot. MUH POT.


Pot.

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:30 PM (Aj/1C)

52 I didn't see much info on the March but I did see a lot on the budget. hahahahahaha.

Posted by: vivi at January 20, 2018 09:30 PM (11H2y)

53 really the only thing to counter a pussy hat protest is this.




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

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (MTjB1)

54 Reading the content before posting an inane comment is for losers. No ice cream for you!

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (R5lpX)

55 When enough D Senators realize they're vulnerable to a 2018 attack that they don't care about their own states people (especially legal minorities), and are putting illegals first, because they're in thrall to Schmuck Schumer, they'll sue for peace. I'd say a week.

Schumer now knows that he fucked up, and may be collateral damage, so he'll fight to drag it out. He may lose his leadership position over this.

Even Kasie Hunt at MSNBC has figured out that Schumer is lying about his back and forth with Trump about the wall in their meeting. Schumer offered Trump $1.6B when he knew Trump wanted at least $18B, which was an insult that blew up negotiations. Schumer is now deflecting and lying about this.

Schumer can't let Trump get a wall, else his Brooklyn home will get surrounded by insane Lefties until the end of time.

So Schumer will be either out or weakened.

Which fits with Trump's war gaming.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (pV/54)

56 I've been gone for a long time. Are there still lace wigs available?

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (iPbC0)

57

Democrats will definitely offer a WIMPY DEAL.

amnesty today for, gladly, a wall on Tuesday

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (tAiTN)

58 Herb!


Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:32 PM (Aj/1C)

59 Kidlet and I were coming home from shopping today. Saw the last remnents of the march here in our local burg. Even saw men wearing pussy hats. We laughed that they are still so butt hurt that the Hillbot didn't win. Stupid too.

Kidlet wanted to yell something to them. I said don't lower yourself to their level. She agreed.

Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 09:32 PM (EGFUD)

60 Ganjah!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:33 PM (NWiLs)

61 maybe Trump will take a page from the dem playbook and make a deal then go back on his word and screw them. he won't deport the illegal aliens, simply imprison them on cannibal island.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:33 PM (MTjB1)

62 Keep ur laws off muh bong.

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:33 PM (Aj/1C)

63
Is the ONT getting earlier, or should I have set my clock forward half an hour?
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Insty's stealing our move!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 09:33 PM (ewxPW)

64 I'm still not sure if this is a dream or reality, the Democrats shut down the government because they want illegals in. Its either brilliant move that will get them millions more voters or loss of seats in Congress

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:34 PM (aC6Sd)

65 Mary Jane!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:34 PM (NWiLs)

66 The Chronic.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (R5lpX)

67 So now that their demand to have weed legalize they are demanded the language be changed too?

Look at the balls on these pot heads.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (2DOZq)

68 I'm still not sure if this is a dream or reality, the Democrats shut down the government because they want illegals in. Its either brilliant move that will get them millions more voters or loss of seats in Congress

My prediction is that they will lose seats in Congress.

Sometimes the campaign commercials just write themselves.

Posted by: ALH at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (7DwnJ)

69 ... Schumer now knows that he fucked up, and may be collateral damage, so he'll fight to drag it out. He may lose his leadership position over this.
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (pV/54)


Schumer is a general fighting the last war. His antics have always worked on the GOPe. Trump is not the old GOPe.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (T71PA)

70 when pot is criminalized only criminals will






Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (Aj/1C)

71 Cheeba!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:36 PM (NWiLs)

72 Kidlet wanted to yell something to them. I said don't lower yourself to their level. She agreed.
Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 09:32 PM (EGFUD)


Also, don't make yourself a target.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 20, 2018 09:36 PM (+F0Wk)

73 The Weed nowadays is so powerful, one hit will literally take your breath away...or so a friend told me.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 09:36 PM (R5lpX)

74 Schumer is a general fighting the last war. His antics have always worked on the GOPe. Trump is not the old GOPe.

Trump is standing firm. Love that man!

Posted by: ALH at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (7DwnJ)

75 Trump imposes mandatory voter ID policy via pen-and-phone-ocracy.

Democrats immediately cease any and all caring about so-called "Dreamers".

Hey, it could happen.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (T28di)

76 Skip, no matter what the talking heads say, this is a loser for the dems. I mean, think about average Joe that doesn't pay attention to politics that much. He's going to at least see that the dems want illegals more than American citizens. I hope this doesn't end well for them.

Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (EGFUD)

77 420!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (NWiLs)

78
56 I've been gone for a long time. Are there still lace wigs available?
Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (iPbC0)

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*checks inventory*

Nope. Sold out.

Got a few cat filters left.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (/SISC)

79 I wish I was being paid for this comment like all you other guys.

Posted by: non-essential commenter at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (iPbC0)

80 Miss me yet?

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (arhmY)

81 69
... Schumer now knows that he fucked up, and may be collateral
damage, so he'll fight to drag it out. He may lose his leadership
position over this.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (pV/54)



Schumer is a general fighting the last war. His antics have always worked on the GOPe. Trump is not the old GOPe.





Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (T71PA)

And, importantly, the mfm no longer controls the info flow.

Posted by: davidt at January 20, 2018 09:38 PM (fUJvh)

82 Went out to eat tonight at and When we came back to Andrews, the Moose outside said the base was closed.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 20, 2018 09:38 PM (FPzw8)

83 15 Your skin is not scrap paper to be scribbled on.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (owoHM)


So, piercings are totes cool, right?!?

Posted by: Trimegistus's kids at January 20, 2018 09:38 PM (NL6wI)

84 It's either brilliant move that will get them millions more voters or loss of seats in Congress.
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A great kingdom shall fall.

Posted by: the oracle of delphi at January 20, 2018 09:38 PM (ewxPW)

85 Peaches!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 09:39 PM (ewxPW)

86 Made the hot 100!

Posted by: fluffy at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (cHbmY)

87 It's too early to gloat, right?

Posted by: ALH at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (7DwnJ)

88 I wish I was being paid for this comment like all you other guys.
Posted by: non-essential commenter at January 20, 2018 09:37 PM (iPbC0)


You need to join the Commenters Union. Just send me the $100 registration fee and you too will get rich beyond your wildest imagination.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (T71PA)

89 82 Went out to eat tonight at and When we came back to Andrews, the Moose outside said the base was closed.
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Come on over to JBAB. Bowling alley is still open.

Pizza and beer too!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (arhmY)

90 When's the last time a Democrat politician fought tooth and nail for a Democrat issue for Democrat voters the way they're going after this amnesty/DACA thing?

There's just something fishy about the whole thing.

Is it Trump Derangement Syndrome?

Some nefarious cabal between the Mexican cartels and the Deep State?

Just plain old "bring in uneducated, desperate people and promise them free shit so they vote for us, then illegally count their votes"?

What is making them so bloody-mindedly desperate?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (T28di)

91 Reefer!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (NWiLs)

92 there's always room for choom

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (Aj/1C)

93 I could see a big cartoon hedgehog come out of the top corner of that photo
DINSDALE!

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (aC6Sd)

94 Thanks for the ONT.

I think the reason Zicam works is that people are much more motivated to fight off a disease than they are to shove swabs up their nose.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (ycWCI)

95 I get paid to shop for things I use every day. You can too!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (/SISC)

96 33
it's wheelBARROW

not wheelBARREL

and NOT wheelBARROL

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 09:25 PM (tAiTN)


Ok, since the Engrish police are here....

It's 'run amok' not 'run a muck'

It's Filipino. It means 'flies into a trance-like rage'.

Usually involves a bolo, sindang, or other sharp, pointy thing. Someone ends up un-whole. There is blood.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (OtVYM)

97 "Lohrke said a "good portion" of the money was recovered, but investigators believe some of the money went down a storm drain."

Yeah , down the storm drain. That's the ticket.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (2DOZq)

98 Your skin is not scrap paper to be scribbled on.
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It is fine velum for the illuminator's art.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (qJtVm)

99 I wish I was being paid for this comment like all you other guys.
Posted by: non-essential commenter at January





well, lots of commenters are quitting the hq to go drive for amazon which pays more and has better hours.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (MTjB1)

100

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (T71PA)

And, importantly, the mfm no longer controls the info flow.
Posted by: davidt at January 20, 2018 09:38 PM (fUJvh)

Without an all powerful media the Dems are in trouble. The GOPe would have to work really hard to remain powerless.

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (nBr1j)

101 Schumer is a general fighting the last war.

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Schumer is Braxton Bragg. W. is George McClellan. Romney is Joseph Hooker.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (+y/Ru)

102 Democrats need to be careful. When Americans learn that we can shut down government and it doesn't matter, we may shut it down more often.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (arhmY)

103 smoke grass, get ass

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (Aj/1C)

104 You need to join the Commenters Union. Just send me the $100 registration fee and you too will get rich beyond your wildest imagination.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (T71PA)


Does that also cover all modalities?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (+F0Wk)

105 lol. Trump trolls the pussy march. Link to twitchy.

https://tinyurl.com/ya7rqz87

Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (EGFUD)

106 Wacky tabacky!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (NWiLs)

107 Wrote earlier, its curious this shutdown came just when some things are breaking with the Fusion GPS and a memo being passed around congress on FICA abuse

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:43 PM (aC6Sd)

108 Wait. Are you saying a Hooker ran for president?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 20, 2018 09:43 PM (arhmY)

109 seriously the paid commenter gig is the internet equivalent of stuffing envelopes and having to provide your own spit.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:43 PM (MTjB1)

110 Hold it down Mary Jane!

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:44 PM (UTaNm)

111 Does that also cover all modalities?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (+F0Wk)

Modalities? Modalities. Yeah, it covers those too.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:44 PM (T71PA)

112 seriously the paid commenter gig is the internet equivalent of stuffing envelopes and having to provide your own spit.

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I have lots of spit.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at January 20, 2018 09:44 PM (/SISC)

113 After the robber that got locked in the shop he was robbing, the Genius Award winners are going to have to up their game.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 09:44 PM (c/EDo)

114 Schumer is Braxton Bragg. W. is George McClellan. Romney is Joseph Hooker.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (+y/Ru)

And Obama was Captain Parmenter.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 09:45 PM (T28di)

115 98 Your skin is not scrap paper to be scribbled on.
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It is fine velum for the illuminator's art.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (qJtVm


Is she a size 12?

Posted by: Jame Gumb at January 20, 2018 09:45 PM (OtVYM)

116 wacky weed for your wacky needs

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:45 PM (Aj/1C)

117 Schwag!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

118 Alright I bettrr call it, I'll be one of the last posters on this thread probably.
Goodnight horde

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:45 PM (aC6Sd)

119 Spliff!

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:46 PM (Aj/1C)

120 Dad had one of the local FNMs on earlier and they said 150K marchers today in Denver and around the country. I was like no way they had that many people in Denver and then figured that was the total all around the country and the propagandist was just doing her best to make it sound like that many people shared the insane butt hurt.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at January 20, 2018 09:46 PM (84F5k)

121 congress on FICA abuse
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You mean FISA abuse.

FICA abuse is what you do to potted plants.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at January 20, 2018 09:46 PM (arhmY)

122 Schumer is a general fighting the last war. His antics have always worked on the GOPe. Trump is not the old GOPe.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:35 PM (T71PA) >>>

And I don't understand Schumer's timing. It's a long time to the November mid-term election. Yeah, Trump's promise to leave the DACA persons alone until March 5 will soon expire, but every one of the DACA's will not be deported on March 6.

Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2018 09:46 PM (AMIL/)

123 Democrats need to be careful. When Americans learn that we can shut down government and it doesn't matter, we may shut it down more often.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January




many long times ago the bus drivers in minneapolis went on strike. in the lead up to the strike everyone was wailing, moaning, and gnashing their teeth about the chaos that would ensue. bus drivers went on strike. nothing happened.

this was partly because lots of people that relied on buses relied on buses because they had no alternative, but all the same funny.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:46 PM (MTjB1)

124 The Pot Sellers in the WaPo article sound like a bunch of whiny bitches.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 20, 2018 09:47 PM (oVJmc)

125 121 congress on FICA abuse
______________________________

You mean FISA abuse.

FICA abuse is what you do to potted plants.
Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at January 20, 2018 09:46 PM (arhmY)

FICA abuse is what happens to your paycheck.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

126 muh cronic


MUH CRONIC

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 09:47 PM (Aj/1C)

127 Come on over to JBAB. Bowling alley is still open.

Pizza and beer too!
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 20, 2018 09:40 PM (arhmY)

I'm beat. I think I am going to get paid but not sure. But I am going to sleep well, get up early tomorrow and get the hell out of dodge.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 20, 2018 09:48 PM (FPzw8)

128 Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (owoHM)

I advised my kid to pick their tattoo and get several copies of it printed. Take those copies and put them everywhere. Mirrors, in the car etc. If she is not sick of that picture in 12 months time then go ahead with the tat.

Posted by: Derptastic at January 20, 2018 09:48 PM (DB16e)

129 how funny would it be if someone got a tattoo that looked like someone's doodle pad?


some tattoo artist was doodling on a client during a conference call.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:48 PM (MTjB1)

130 >>I have lots of spit.



*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS

There is a difference between spit and drool.

Posted by: Aviator at January 20, 2018 09:49 PM (2cuLk)

131 Watching women's curling. Not exactly black yoga pants on but tight enough to see nice ass-cheek hearts with the overhead camera angle.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 09:49 PM (ewxPW)

132 Luis Gutierrez says he's ready to give in on a wall for a Dreamer amnesty:




NEVER trust this guy. Never. Hateful person. He talks about revenge on Americans, etc. when he gives his speeches in Spanish.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:49 PM (UTaNm)

133 I sure hope when I get the call to go back to work, they don't tell me I have to go through diversity training.

I called my boss a couple of days ago and they were sponsoring a diversity workshop with one of our corporate employers, a very major corporation. It might be because a few of our recent new employees had made snide remarks about minorities and transgenders that were overheard and reported to the higher ups. Instant termination.

Why can't people use a little common sense and realize that there is a time and place for those jokes and the job site isn't one of them.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (R5lpX)

134 94 Thanks for the ONT.

I think the reason Zicam works is that people are much more motivated to fight off a disease than they are to shove swabs up their nose.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 20, 2018 09:41 PM (ycWCI)


The zinc lozenges seem to work for me.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (di1hb)

135 I have lots of spit.



*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS

There is a difference between spit and drool.
Posted by: Aviator at January




yeah, having to wipe every envelope across your chin takes too long.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (MTjB1)

136 The Mothra larvae are spewing a bunch of white stuff all over Godzilla.


Godzilla is NOT pleased.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (8iiMU)

137 There is a difference between spit and drool.
Posted by: Aviator at January 20, 2018 09:49 PM (2cuLk)

Isn't that the exact same thing as the difference between flotsam and jetsam?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (T28di)

138 105: I was initially a Cruz supporter, but I adore a man who can troll the pussyheads! He has exceeded expectations, but I pray that he holds the line on immigration and makes Schumer cry like a schoolgirl

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (5gaNQ)

139 You guys are funny.

Drunk and high. But funny.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (UTaNm)

140 136: Always liked old Mothra

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (5gaNQ)

141
The zinc lozenges seem to work for me.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (di1hb)

---------

And if you bolt them to your ass you can cut down on electrolysis.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (/SISC)

142 139 You guys are funny.

Drunk and high. But funny.
Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (UTaNm)

Stone cold sober. Unfortunately.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (NWiLs)

143 Luis Gutierrez says he's ready to give in on a wall for a Dreamer amnesty:

Here's my offer: Nothing, no amnesty and I'd appreciate if Gutierrez and his left wing pals finaince the the whole themsleves.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (FPzw8)

144 Do people who run diversity seminars for a living have to attend diversity seminars?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (T28di)

145 Had a regular day. Roads were open, stores were open, radio was on, internet worked. When do we start dying from global reduction in government?

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 09:52 PM (cW490)

146 I advised my kid to pick their tattoo.


No, no.

Offer to pay for whatever they pick if they agree to also add a To Do list with empty checkboxes on their forearm.

[ ] Clean room.
[ ] Do Laundry
[ ] Do homework
[ ] Mow yard


win/win

Posted by: the absolute value of T at January 20, 2018 09:52 PM (Aj/1C)

147 Isn't that the exact same thing as the difference between flotsam and jetsam?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (

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You're thinking of flora and fauna.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:52 PM (/SISC)

148 OMG! THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS!!!

Binyamin Appelbaum@BCAppelbaum
Midnight. The National Zoo has released its lions. Good luck to everyone in Northwest DC.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:52 PM (+y/Ru)

149 33
it's wheelBARROW

not wheelBARREL

and NOT wheelBARROL
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 09:25 PM (tAiTN)

You don't have to tell me.

Posted by: Molly Malone at January 20, 2018 09:53 PM (tMFgx)

150 145 Had a regular day. Roads were open, stores were open, radio was on, internet worked. When do we start dying from global reduction in government?
Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 09:52 PM (cW490)

We're already dead. This is Purgatory.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:53 PM (NWiLs)

151 139
You guys are funny.



Drunk and high. But funny.



Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (UTaNm)
I have half a bottle of wine in me, but sober.
Dang it


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 09:53 PM (8iiMU)

152 No amnesty, let the donks choke on this!

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 09:53 PM (5gaNQ)

153 135 I have lots of spit.



*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS

There is a difference between spit and drool.
Posted by: Aviator at January




yeah, having to wipe every envelope across your chin takes too long.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (MTjB1)


That's not her chin.

Posted by: Huma at January 20, 2018 09:53 PM (OtVYM)

154 Binyamin Appelbaum@BCAppelbaum
Midnight. The National Zoo has released its lions. Good luck to everyone in Northwest DC.

--------

Heh. They must be federal lions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:53 PM (/SISC)

155 growing up, my uncles who were WW2 vets - Marines and Sailors had tattoos. As they grew older, I realized I never ever wanted a tattoo.

Posted by: Archer at January 20, 2018 09:54 PM (ETZ19)

156 And if you bolt them to your ass you can cut down on electrolysis.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (/SISC)

Stop it! I was sipping water and did a spit take when I read that.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 09:54 PM (T71PA)

157 143 Luis Gutierrez says he's ready to give in on a wall for a Dreamer amnesty:

That's not how this works. But you'll get your wall.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 09:54 PM (cW490)

158 flotsam and jetsam?

#metalthread

\m/ \m/

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 09:54 PM (bNbo2)

159 146: I told my kids that tattoos and piercings would be their Thomas Jefferson moment and I would consider it a Declaration of (financial) Independence. They took me at their word.

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 09:55 PM (5gaNQ)

160 To be honest, I actually do prefer piercings to tattoos. If you take out the studs/rings/whatever, the little holes are almost invisible.

Unless you're one of those mentally-ill freaks who stretches his earlobe out like he's some kind of primitive Amazon tribesman. Might as well get a big tattoo saying "UNEMPLOYABLE STONER" across your forehead.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:55 PM (owoHM)

161 We don't need no immigration.
We don't need no antifa patrol.
No lies and slanders in the newsroom.
Leftards leave this country alone.
Hey! Assholes leave us the fuck alone.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 09:55 PM (/qEW2)

162 Don't think there's much doubt this is a big loser for Dems, that in fact it's a "dream" come true for GOP (potentially). Some doubt, but very little, just the usual CYA required on all forecasts involving human affairs.


I've been begging for this to happen for a while, or something like it.


But how it is exploited by Trump and the GOP is key. Hard to completely blow it, but at this point, failure to get maximum results is unacceptable (that's how bad the situation is).


The vulnerable D senators simply cannot die on this hill. Yesterday 5 of them voted for the CR, the first crack in the wall since Trump was inaugurated. Just the beginning, properly handled.


One thing, though: I concur (as in have said it before I saw it) with a GOP congresscritter who last week tweeted that Trump needs to get *everything* he needs in his first term, in exchange for some kind of DACA. The Dems will not go along with *anything* immigration-related, after that. If the mid-terms give the GOP 60 votes, or 58ish and a few terrified Dem survivors, then there may be action prior to 2020. Not otherwise. Period.


Cannot believe Trump and Co. don't understand this.


Hope the shutdown continues for a while (don't think it will).


Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 09:55 PM (QDnY+)

163 154 Binyamin Appelbaum@BCAppelbaum
Midnight. The National Zoo has released its lions. Good luck to everyone in Northwest DC.

--------

Heh. They must be federal lions.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:53 PM (/SISC)

I would not be surprised if they have a government union.

Would you?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 20, 2018 09:55 PM (ycWCI)

164 139 You guys are funny.

Drunk and high. But funny.
Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (UTaNm)

Stone cold sober. Unfortunately.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (NWiLs)


https://tinyurl.com/y9qt5syd

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:56 PM (UTaNm)

165 Flotsam are random items in the water from a ship.

Jetsam are items that were actually intentionally jettisoned from a ship.

If I recall.






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 09:56 PM (8iiMU)

166 Senator, You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 09:57 PM (pV/54)

167 https://tinyurl.com/y9qt5syd

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 09:56 PM (UTaNm)

Never stops being hilarious!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:57 PM (NWiLs)

168 165 Flotsam are random items in the water from a ship.

Jetsam are items that were actually intentionally jettisoned from a ship.

If I recall.


---------

Where does dunnage fit into this scheme?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:57 PM (/SISC)

169 >>Luis Gutierrez says he's ready to give in on a wall for a Dreamer amnesty

Probably amnesty now with a promise to build a wall in 20 years.

Posted by: Aviator at January 20, 2018 09:58 PM (2cuLk)

170 Only acceptable tattoo: fouled anchor on someone who has actually served in the Navy or Marines.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 09:58 PM (owoHM)

171 141
The zinc lozenges seem to work for me.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 20, 2018 09:50 PM (di1hb)

---------

And if you bolt them to your ass you can cut down on electrolysis.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 09:51 PM (/SISC)


I went with the laser method.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 20, 2018 09:58 PM (di1hb)

172 Binyamin Appelbaum@BCAppelbaum
Midnight. The National Zoo has released its lions. Good luck to everyone in Northwest DC.

--------

Heh. They must be federal lions.

-
At the library, you have to read between the lions.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:58 PM (+y/Ru)

173 Ugh. One of the curlers (Native Indian?) has at least one full sleeve of tats.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 09:59 PM (ewxPW)

174 I'd say there are more than a couple of dozen stories of burglars getting stuck in the chimney. Some of them were never rescued.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:59 PM (2DOZq)

175 Flotsam are random items in the water from a ship.

Jetsam are items that were actually intentionally jettisoned from a ship.

If I recall.






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 09:56 PM (8iiMU)

You are correct, except that eventually, jetsam becomes flotsam when another vessel comes upon it.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 09:59 PM (R5lpX)

176 I need to borrow a time machine to read a history book 200 years from now, and see what they say about Trump. How do they dissect and study his presidency from a purely poli-sci stance.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 09:59 PM (T28di)

177 158 flotsam and jetsam?

#metalthread

\m/ \m/

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 09:54 PM (bNbo2)


Whoo-hoo!

Flotsam and Jetsam: Camera Eye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiU1ID65FHI

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 10:00 PM (NL6wI)

178 I told my kids that tattoos and piercings would be their Thomas Jefferson moment and I would consider it a Declaration of (financial) Independence. They took me at their word.
Posted by: CN at January




well, you will have to let us know how you intend to ensure compliance since I have encountered tattoos on young ladies in places I would not want to think you frequently encounter on your daughters, or sons.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:00 PM (MTjB1)

179 This isn't Purgatory. There's too much fun, and dogs are here to enrich our lives.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 10:00 PM (ewxPW)

180 Flotsam, Jetsam & Goldstein
Counselors at Law

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 10:00 PM (/SISC)

181 105 lol. Trump trolls the pussy march. Link to twitchy.

https://tinyurl.com/ya7rqz87
Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 09:42 PM (EGFUD)


That is awesome. He is like a third degree black belt on Twitter.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

182 Where's the cats? It's Caturday Night!?!

Posted by: pogomip at January 20, 2018 10:00 PM (Mjbd+)

183
Where does dunnage fit into this scheme?
Posted by: Cicero
---------------

Through your windshield, if it isn't adequately cabled down on the flatbed in front of you.

It's an ugly story.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 10:00 PM (nBBdT)

184 Flotsam and Jetsam is the Chapter in the Two Towers where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli finally find Merry and Pippin, smoking after a solid hobbit-sized meal.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 10:01 PM (bNbo2)

185 Mulvaney sez Trump told him to manage the shutdown carefully, no "weaponization" (a la the last time, under Bambi, the disgraceful outrageous stuff with the park service, etc.). Not happy about that - but that's perhaps only part of the story, and the PR part.


Doubt Dems will let this go on very long - they really have pulled a pin on a grenade and dropped down their shorts this time - but if they do, come on, Mulvaney, do some remodeling on budgets and head counts during the gap.


And how about an SOTU in this situation? Shutdown the opposition is probably already regretting, historically explosive scandal reports/docs breaking any minute. And Donald J. Effing TRUMP at the podium in the House.


Haven't watched an SOTU in a geologic age. This one will be a don't-miss.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 10:01 PM (QDnY+)

186 The Jetsams was a fucking cartoon. Duh!

Posted by: joey biden at January 20, 2018 10:01 PM (ewxPW)

187 Flotsam For The Defense

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 10:02 PM (/SISC)

188 155 growing up, my uncles who were WW2 vets - Marines and Sailors had tattoos. As they grew older, I realized I never ever wanted a tattoo.
Posted by: Archer at January 20, 2018 09:54 PM (ETZ19)

One of the main reasons I got my tattoo was my Marine father's tattoo. I'm am still trying to emulate everything he was.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

189 "Your skin is not scrap paper to be scribbled on.

Posted by: Trimegistus"

If I got a tattoo it would be of Barack, Michele, Hillary, Huma, Valarie, Eric Loretta, bound and shackled, all lined up at the foot of the stairs leading up to a gallows.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 10:02 PM (w+Jhj)

190 125 121 congress on FICA abuse
______________________________

You mean FISA abuse.

FICA abuse is what you do to potted plants.
Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at January 20, 2018 09:46 PM (arhmY)

FICA abuse is what happens to your paycheck.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

Well, at first glimpse I thought you guys were discussing ficus abuse. You weren't, I hope. Or were you??

Posted by: Final Arbiter of Reality at January 20, 2018 10:03 PM (3pGfC)

191 I have no tattoos. I have yet to see anything I'd want permanently placed on my skin like that.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

192 The Jetsams was a fucking cartoon. Duh!

Posted by: joey biden at January 20, 2018 10:01 PM (ewxPW)

...Flora and Fauna were the Coo Coo Pigeon sisters.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Duke of Righteous WTF? at January 20, 2018 10:03 PM (T71PA)

193 Well, at first glimpse I thought you guys were discussing ficus abuse. You weren't, I hope. Or were you??
Posted by: Final Arbiter of Reality at January 20, 2018 10:03 PM (3pGfC)

It's not abuse if it consents.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

194 178: They're in their mid thirties now, neither has tats or piercings beyond a single hole in each ear for normal womanly earrings...strangely my girls tell me much more than I really want to know. And at this age they ARE financially independent anyway.

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:04 PM (5gaNQ)

195 Federal government union workers are a power base for the Dems, and the Dems shutdown the Federal government.

Do they still get payed?

Posted by: davidt at January 20, 2018 10:04 PM (fUJvh)

196 I would never get a tattoo for the same reason you don't put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari.

Posted by: ALH at January 20, 2018 10:04 PM (7DwnJ)

197 Yes, SOTU will be the fitting dramatic end to Season One of Trump the Presidency.

Reality TV, part scripted, part improv.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 10:04 PM (pV/54)

198 We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish pool
Year after year ...

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 10:05 PM (WbIyz)

199 Well, at first glimpse I thought you guys were discussing ficus abuse. You weren't, I hope. Or were you??
Posted by: Final Arbiter of Reality at January 20, 2018 10:03 PM (3pGfC)


Do NOT give them any ideas.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 10:05 PM (UTaNm)

200 And one niggling but critical detail: the WH *cannot* do any deal that is not phased, and conditional. Skinny DACA gets implemented *only* as milestones are met on border infrastructure - until then, everything is provisional and sunset-limited. Oh yeah.


And Trump's mentioned chain/lottery migration ending as part of any deal. Alter the deal further, Darth Trump - get the guts of RAISE in there, make it your baseline. Dems balk, run against them on it, in House and Senate. Trump is going to *live* in certain states and districts starting this summer, I'll bet.


Glorious.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 10:05 PM (QDnY+)

201 er ... bowl

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 10:05 PM (WbIyz)

202 you don't put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari.
-----
My other car is a Mazda!

Posted by: joey biden at January 20, 2018 10:06 PM (ewxPW)

203 Trump is holding all the cards here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 10:06 PM (/SISC)

204 you have to give more warning on the early bird ont's so the folks have a chance to hike their plaid pants up to their chest and get the double pronged white belt fastened. have to drive all the way across the internets with the turn signal on.
Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:28 PM


You surely aren't suggesting that anyone here is over 29

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

205 Oh man! It is in the 20s and I have to take the dog out for his late night evacuation. But looking at that top photo, all I want is comfortable clothes, a good spinning rig and a bucket of grass shrimp for bait. SIGH!!

Posted by: JTB at January 20, 2018 10:07 PM (V+03K)

206 204 you have to give more warning on the early bird ont's so the folks have a chance to hike their plaid pants up to their chest and get the double pronged white belt fastened. have to drive all the way across the internets with the turn signal on.
Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 09:28 PM

You surely aren't suggesting that anyone here is over 29
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

*buckles sandles*
*hikes up black socks*

What?

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

207 One of the main reasons I got my tattoo was my Marine father's tattoo. I'm am still trying to emulate everything he was.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol
--
And he knows it Roc. Good on you buddy.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 10:07 PM (tr2D7)

208 Cicero, yep. More than any situation of importance I can recall in domestic politics, for a long time. His only problem is the significant stupidity of many GOP on immigration - but many of them are cowed right now, and know Trump's election means their druthers on that topic simply won't fly any more (they hid/lied about it, mostly, anyway).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 10:08 PM (QDnY+)

209 I have never gotten a tattoo, mostly because I never had a life-moment that warranted one. I am the oldest of seven kids. I and my one year younger brother are the only ones who do not have a tattoo. My dad is a Marine, but does not have a tattoo.

In the past I had moments where I thought a tat would be cool. But then I think of Homer Simpson looking at his tat:

Starland Vocal Band?! They suck!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 10:08 PM (bNbo2)

210 I need a doggeh. A mellow one like me.

Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 10:08 PM (EGFUD)

211 You surely aren't suggesting that anyone here is over 29
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

Actually, I think he just called us all hipsters....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 20, 2018 10:08 PM (T28di)

212 so the folks have a chance to hike their plaid pants up to their chest...


Yes men. What is that all about. Is it ball related? It's like skinny jeans...it is not a good look.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 10:08 PM (UTaNm)

213 Thanks for the "coin a phrase" rant on the sidebar. See it on Insty all the time and it makes me grind my teeth. Glad I'm not the only one.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 20, 2018 10:09 PM (1ouh3)

214 Have mentioned it before. Dermatologist friend who does part clinical/part research says venture capital $$ in his specialty has been concentrated in tattoo removal for some time. A yuuuuge future market is clearly anticipated. Gee I wonder why?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 10:09 PM (QDnY+)

215 I need a doggeh. A mellow one like me.
Posted by: Infidel at January




go to the shelter, get one.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:09 PM (MTjB1)

216 Winning near-term is to get a month funding extension to then push a bill that marries DACA to the rest of Trump's immigration plan.

D Senators vulnerable in 2018 will be forced to go along.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 10:09 PM (pV/54)

217 buckles sandles*
*hikes up black socks*

What?
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 10:07 PM (NWiLs)


roflu

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 10:09 PM (UTaNm)

218 I*m driving 5 mph BELOW the speed limit in the left lane with my left turn signal AND my high beams on. Oh and you damn kids; GET OFF MY LAWN!

Posted by: Archer at January 20, 2018 10:10 PM (ETZ19)

219 125
FICA abuse is what happens to your paycheck.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:47 PM (NWiLs)


Surely the government shutdown means they won't take any more deductions from our paychecks, right?

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 10:10 PM (sdi6R)

220 I need a doggeh. A mellow one like me.
Posted by: Infidel at January

Bassett Hound

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:10 PM (2DOZq)

221 203 Trump is holding all the cards here.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 10:06 PM (/SISC)

And his adversaries and enemies willfully refuse to see this.

So fooking awesome. I love PDT.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 10:11 PM (bNbo2)

222 214: I understand it's very uncomfortable to have those things removed.

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:11 PM (5gaNQ)

223 You surely aren't suggesting that anyone here is over 29

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It was raining today so parking close to the City Market door was desireable. I guess they're wizards with plastic surgery these days because the woman parked in the senior citizens slot looked 30 years younger than me. (And I never park in the SC slot.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 10:12 PM (+y/Ru)

224 My dad is a WW2 R.C.N. vet and he doesn't have any nautical tattoos either. I can't recall if my late Scottish WW2 merchant marine vet neighbour had any but I think he did have a forearm one.

Posted by: amdycanuck at January 20, 2018 10:13 PM (ewxPW)

225 222 214: I understand it's very uncomfortable to have those things removed.
Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:11 PM (5gaNQ)

Getting one is not this most comfortable thing either.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:13 PM (2DOZq)

226 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/954786087209259008

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/954786248949985280

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/954786346320760832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/954786432937349120

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/954786533726355456

https://giant.gfycat.com/RelievedVeneratedHalicore.webm

Posted by: kbdabear at January 20, 2018 10:13 PM (eh0Va)

227 Pussyhatter: I AM A STRONG AND INDEPENDENT WOMAN!

Me: You have a nice smile.

Pussyhatter: OMG I WAS JUST SEXUALLY ASSAULTED #METOO *hysteric sobbing*

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at January 20, 2018 10:14 PM (+dsLj)

228 If I had to choose between alcohol (a poisonous solvent, even if occasionally tasty) and THC (a psychoactive chemical that fits into cannabinoid receptors), I go with THC. I rarely drink these days as it is. After a long week of real property litigation -- defending California real property owners from Marxisms/Maoism -- I love a potent edible, writing and playing music on my keyboards, reading WW2 books, eating a cobb salad, and getting intimate with my girlfriend. Alcohol doesn't remotely have the same appeal to me. I'm 50, successful, have my stuff together, pay a shitload of taxes, and you can just leave me alone thank you.

Maybe I'm the only one here who enjoys THC; so be it.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 20, 2018 10:15 PM (dZ756)

229 It was raining today so parking close to the City Market door was desireable. I guess they're wizards with plastic surgery these days because the woman parked in the senior citizens slot looked 30 years younger than me. (And I never park in the SC slot.)
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January




since when did senior citizens get parking slots? parking lots are already overrun with handicapped slots. now they have more types of handicapped slots for vans, some are perpendicular to the store, some parallel. slots for electrics. enough.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:15 PM (MTjB1)

230 Most of what i inhale is quite 'kind'.

Posted by: Gumby at January 20, 2018 10:15 PM (kitQ2)

231 Posted by: kbdabear at January 20, 2018 10:13 PM (eh0Va)

The only thing that would make those breast more perfect is if they squirted money out of them.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:15 PM (2DOZq)

232 waiting for the pussy hatters to start making balaclavas.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:16 PM (MTjB1)

233 Trump's master troll-tweet of the women's march is one for the ages.

One twatter replies: "Are you being sarcastic?"

LOL

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at January 20, 2018 10:16 PM (+dsLj)

234 227: I hate pussyheads, mad hatters, but I think the knitter who came up with those idiotic hats must be a closet conservative. Nothing says juvenile and unserious like adults in pink cat ears!

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:16 PM (5gaNQ)

235 The only tattoo I consider OK is a memorial. You are honoring someone's memory.

Your granddad, grandma, someone really special. And not everyone. Just the specials. Whoever gave you your absolutely most important life lesson.
You've only got so much skin on which to do this appropriately.

And it is somewhere readily covered by everyday clothing. Up on the bicep above the tee shirt sleeve line.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 20, 2018 10:18 PM (U6f54)

236 Don't Bassett's bark a lot?

Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 10:18 PM (EGFUD)

237 Posted by: SFGoth at January 20, 2018 10:15 PM (dZ756)

I think the snark is because they are demanding a name change. As they say, give an inch , demand a mile.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:18 PM (2DOZq)

238 They need transexual parking slots where you can park parallel, diagonal, forward, backward, what ever you want.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 10:18 PM (+y/Ru)

239 219 125
FICA abuse is what happens to your paycheck.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

Surely the government shutdown means they won't take any more deductions from our paychecks, right?
Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 10:10 PM (sdi6R)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 10:20 PM (NWiLs)

240 236 Don't Bassett's bark a lot?
Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 10:18 PM (EGFUD)

How could they with all the sleeping.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:20 PM (2DOZq)

241 Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 20, 2018 10:18 PM (U6f54)


Kidlet has one of the name of the baby she lost to SIDS. Not always noticable.

Posted by: Infidel at January 20, 2018 10:20 PM (EGFUD)

242 Yeah, I wish I was there, too. Winter storm warning for tomorrow night. Gack!

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at January 20, 2018 10:20 PM (GWRlV)

243 One for the pussy hat marchers... Women are Teachable!

https://tinyurl.com/yckjd9ka


Posted by: davidt at January 20, 2018 10:20 PM (fUJvh)

244 Don't Bassett's bark a lot?
Posted by: Infidel at January





your dog will eventually conform to your behavior, so long as you are able to demonstrate some form of leadership.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:20 PM (MTjB1)

245 No tats here. My dad got one as a teenager in the navy in the late 40s. Just an American flag, 48 stars, rippling in the breeze. I thought it was cool and spoke about getting one when I was older. Let's just say his response did not encourage my youthful impulse.

Posted by: JTB at January 20, 2018 10:20 PM (V+03K)

246 Maybe I'm the only one here who enjoys THC; so be it.
Posted by: SFGoth at January 20, 2018 10:15 PM (dZ756)

Nothing wrong with it except for the legal aspect. But if you can imbibe and not get caught, more power to you. I used to like to smoke the Chronic, but it's so powerful now, it will literally take your breath away. I mean after exhaling, you can't catch your breath and actually get a cough high after only one hit.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 10:21 PM (R5lpX)

247 were I to get a tattoo it would be for some commemorative purpose and would not be on display.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:21 PM (MTjB1)

248 225: Not to mention the thousands of dollars all those laser treatments cost for removal.

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:22 PM (5gaNQ)

249 What's going on with all Franken? He seems to have dropped out of the news.

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2018 10:22 PM (rnwV8)

250 I love women with tattoos. It's like a neon sign over their heads saying, "Kiss me, I have Hep C!"

Before you had to find that out the hard way.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at January 20, 2018 10:22 PM (+dsLj)

251 Here's another corruption of a perfectly cromulent word that bugs the shit out of me - using "abortion" for "abomination."

"Orange County Chopper bikes are complete abortions."

No, they're abominations. That should have been aborted before the first tack weld.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 20, 2018 10:24 PM (1ouh3)

252 nothing especially interesting about tattoos since they have been mainstreamed. everyone cool, and truly deviant, gets branded.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:24 PM (MTjB1)

253 What's going on with all Franken? He seems to have dropped out of the news.

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Maybe he bought a sex robot.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 10:24 PM (+y/Ru)

254 249
What's going on with all Franken? He seems to have dropped out of the news.

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2018 10:22 PM (rnwV

He's not good enough, not smart enough, and gosh darn it nobody likes him.

Posted by: davidt at January 20, 2018 10:24 PM (fUJvh)

255 Maybe he bought a sex robot.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January




maybe he is working as a sex robot, anonymously.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:24 PM (MTjB1)

256 The new arms race - advanced AI is the only defence against advanced AI in the hands of ruthless enemies.

The most terrifying aspect of the AI scare - unlike increasingly distant climate threats, the AI revolution which upends all of our lives might happen tomorrow, before we can prepare.

This might be one of the last Davos meetings which even pretends to take the climate scare seriously. The AI scare is in - coming soon to your community.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 20, 2018 10:24 PM (e8kgV)

257 Maybe I am different, but I enjoy the seasons. I want winter to snowy and bone chilling cold, summer hot and sunny, Spring cool and wet, fall warm days cool nights. Winter is my favorite the more snow the better.

Posted by: Archer at January 20, 2018 10:25 PM (ETZ19)

258 Maybe he bought a sex robot.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January




lowering his expectations

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 10:25 PM (MTjB1)

259 Hey everybody.

Did everyone see this? It's an image of what the child would look like at age 12, if Chuckie Schumer and Nancy Pelosi had a baby together:

https://tinyurl.com/ya8cxkab

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 10:26 PM (eMKNe)

260 246 Maybe I'm the only one here who enjoys THC; so be it.

I'll admit that I enjoy it. But it isn't legal in my state and it's not worth risking the trouble I could find by trying to purchase it or posses it So, one more thing that I let go of a long time ago.

I have a brother in law in Oregon, 71 years old, who loves to tell me how much he enjoys his brownie each night before he goes to bed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 10:26 PM (V2Yro)

261 I've taken on the thankless job of purging the service dog abusers from the supermarkets. Whenever I see an obvious scammer, I buttonhole the nearest employee and insist they run and get me the manager, immediately.

Most are sympathetic and in agreement with me when I say the dog has no place being in a place where fresh food is being sold. Some go right away to confront the scammer.

Some tell me that HQ has instructed them they can do nothing. To those, I say I am leaving the store and won't return, will tell everyone I know about the filthy situation, and that I will report them to the county.

I ask why, if they did not allow this five years ago, they allow it now. I ask why their food handlers wear gloves and hair nets.

I say how can a fucking yorkshire terrier be a service dog.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 20, 2018 10:26 PM (U6f54)

262 Did everyone see this? It's an image of what the child would look like at age 12, if Chuckie Schumer and Nancy Pelosi had a baby together

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Nope, not clicking, nope.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at January 20, 2018 10:27 PM (+dsLj)

263 Greetings fappers and fappees.

I'm done with my gig and have a cold Guinness at the ready.

I did stop by OM's previous post to gape at some of that hand-drawn animation. Will be returning. How awesome.

Hope the Horde is well this fine evening.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 10:28 PM (tRaq7)

264 234 227: I hate pussyheads, mad hatters, but I think the knitter who came up with those idiotic hats must be a closet conservative. Nothing says juvenile and unserious like adults in pink cat ears!
Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:16 PM (5gaNQ)


Actually I think the hats are kind of cute. Of course, any headgear looks good on an attractive woman. I've seen pictures of women who rock those pussyhats.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 10:28 PM (sdi6R)

265

In Seattle for a course downtown, ugh.

Today was of course Lesbian PussyRiot Day.

Fully hundreds, yes hundreds, of women, near-women, pseudo-women and persons of indeterminate gender but who smell like a lesbian's perineum attended.

Utter fizzle from what was in the local media over the day. More bums on the sidewalks than quim in the streets.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:28 PM (e2ieZ)

266 Maybe I'm the only one here who enjoys THC; so be it.
Posted by: SFGoth at January 20, 2018 10:15 PM (dZ756)

My experience with "grass" has been limited. Mostly skunk-weed from the '80s. Did some edibles once, not too long ago. it was weird. I may consider another delivery device. Or not. I have a problem with the whole legality aspect. Sure, it's totes cool in Colorado, but there is that pesky federal law. Do I agree? No. Not at all. Pot should be legal, or at least decriminalized. But, this kind of ambiguity is just the kind of thing that would prevent from legally obtaining the AR I want. So, booze it is.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 10:28 PM (bNbo2)

267 I enjoy the edible dope the stores sell here, but eating a THC brownie before going to bed is a total waste of drug money.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 20, 2018 10:29 PM (U6f54)

268 Chuck and Nancy's child would have his smug and her brain.

Posted by: Northernlurker-not really lurking anymore at January 20, 2018 10:30 PM (nBr1j)

269 Also, I've had enough lung issues that I know i should never smoke anything of any kind. Something inside tells me that it'll kill me if I try. So, I know there are other ways to partake, but smoking anything is something I will never do again.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 10:30 PM (V2Yro)

270 264: But "kinds cute" isn't what the lib women are going for is it? And on the late middle age ladies and the trigglypuffs they look stupid, not to mention the men.

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:30 PM (5gaNQ)

271 You know how semi drunk people think they are acting no different from when they are sober. Same goes for my pot smoking friends.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:31 PM (2DOZq)

272 >>I understand it's very uncomfortable to have those things removed.

Posted by: CN

And the results are not perfect.

Posted by: Aviator at January 20, 2018 10:32 PM (2cuLk)

273 I say how can a fucking yorkshire terrier be a service dog.





Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 20, 2018 10:26 PM (U6f54)

As sad as it seems, emotional support (I think it is BS but such animals are still covered by the ADA).

Posted by: redbanzai at January 20, 2018 10:32 PM (FTXAT)

274 ***Latest Concessions Schumer is Demanding from the GOP before he Gives Up the Shutdown***

- Oreos and whole milk served at his personal bedside every night before he goes to sleep

- Taxpayer-paid tranny surgery for his "very special secret friend"

- Fully funded federal research into inventing tighty whitey underwear for men that prevents him from sitting on and pinching his own balls all the time

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 10:32 PM (eMKNe)

275 I've slept through every brownie I've ever eaten.

But I understand the logic of getting the munchies and curing them at the same time.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 10:32 PM (tRaq7)

276 - Fully funded federal research into inventing tighty whitey underwear for men that prevents him from sitting on and pinching his own balls all the time

*TWEEET!*

I'm throwing a flag on that one. Schuck Fumer has no balls.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 10:34 PM (tRaq7)

277 272: So I am told...by a younger colleague who was stupid enough to have the love of his life's name tatted on his arm. 3000+ dollars later, you know something was there, but the name is gone, at least. Said some of the treatments burned more than others

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:34 PM (5gaNQ)

278 270 264: But "kinds cute" isn't what the lib women are going for is it? And on the late middle age ladies and the trigglypuffs they look stupid, not to mention the men.
Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:30 PM (5gaNQ)


Correct. And my comment about them looking cute is probably a form of rape.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 10:35 PM (sdi6R)

279 Said some of the treatments burned more than others.

The hot silver wire up the urethra is frisky.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:35 PM (e2ieZ)

280 Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:34 PM (5gaNQ)

Would have been cheaper and quicker to get a cover up tat if it was just the name he wanted to get rid of.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:35 PM (2DOZq)

281 Regarding the top image: My dream getaway would be a snug cabin with a lot of firewood to feed a cast-iron stove, a huge chest freezer filled with moose meat and Green Giant Steamers; close to a creek, with a lot of snow to keep interlopers downhill...And my wife.

Who would hate the whole thing and demand we drive to the nearest Marriott hotel.

*sigh*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 10:35 PM (bNbo2)

282 278: The "form of rape" comment is on target, but so incongruent from the girls who idolized sex and the city and who read the 50 shades series like it was the Bible

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:36 PM (5gaNQ)

283 So I am told...by a younger colleague who was stupid enough to have the love of his life's name tatted on his arm.

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

That's some brilliant shit right there.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at January 20, 2018 10:37 PM (+dsLj)

284 "Never get a tattoo where a judge can see it" - Brian Setzer

Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 10:37 PM (7NKxb)

285

Green Giant Cleavland Steamers? Those things must be huge... and why would you want them in your chest freezer?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:37 PM (e2ieZ)

286 My favorite picture of a Tattoo is one that says "No Regrets" spelled "regerts"

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 10:37 PM (V2Yro)

287 Would have been cheaper and quicker to get a cover up tat if it was just the name he wanted to get rid of.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol
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Well that or simply finding another honey with the same name.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 10:37 PM (tr2D7)

288 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 10:35 PM (bNbo2)

There are a lot of affordable islands all around the United States . That is another thing on my wish list after I retire.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:38 PM (2DOZq)

289 Well, one mad hatter knows her place in the universe.

http://bit.ly/2DjnSXN

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 10:38 PM (+y/Ru)

290 280: Also probably didn't want to wear sleeves to work forever. Visible tats and any piercing beyond one per ear is strictly forbidden

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:38 PM (5gaNQ)

291 Never wanted a tattoo; but, never say never. If I ever get one I'll be 80 yo trying to cover up something else. Like a wrinkle. But just don't see it happening. Well, maybe that 666 we are supposed to get. Maybe won't be able to get out of that one. I keed. Don't taze me.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 10:39 PM (UTaNm)

292 Well that or simply finding another honey with the same name.

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

Better yet just get a tattoo that says "I Love ________" and fill the rest in with a magic marker.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at January 20, 2018 10:39 PM (+dsLj)

293 289: She's knows herself. A bunny boiler if ever I saw one.

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 10:40 PM (5gaNQ)

294 Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 10:37 PM (tr2D7)

Hopefully her name wasn't Bertha. Not a lot of desirable Berthas out there.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:40 PM (2DOZq)

295 A few months ago some jackass brought his "service dog" into the coffeeshop I frequent. You could tell it was a service dog because it had a reflective vest on. Except that the leash wasn't that shoulder-to-shoulder handle type, it was just a rope tied to the back of the vest.

Real service dogs sit quietly with amazing patience and self restraint when they're on duty. This "service dog" immediately went over and stuck his head in the garbage can.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2018 10:41 PM (owoHM)

296 There are a lot of affordable islands all around the United States . That is another thing on my wish list after I retire.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol

Roc, do tell...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:42 PM (e2ieZ)

297 I have been thinking of getting a laser tattoo removal cert. I suspect that will be a growth industry in the next couple of decades, and there is always the problem of wanting a new tat where an old one is now.

I could buy a small RV and the laser gear and go from tattoo parlor to tattoo parlor, and do laser skin peels between.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 10:42 PM (2K6fY)

298 289 Well, one mad hatter knows her place in the universe.

http://bit.ly/2DjnSXN
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 10:38 PM (+y/Ru)


That sign is hilarious.

Yep, I recognize a "Keep Out" sign when I see one.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

299 The world's problems solved in less that 300 comments.

Excellent work, people. Your Federal bonus will be...ah...hmm.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at January 20, 2018 10:44 PM (zCyNd)

300 Well, one mad hatter knows her place in the universe.

She has a really mean and nasty cat?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 10:44 PM (tRaq7)

301 Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:42 PM (e2ieZ)

Lot of one acre islands already with a house in some of the Great Lakes under 500k.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 10:45 PM (2DOZq)

302 I could buy a small RV and the laser gear and go from tattoo parlor to tattoo parlor, and do laser skin peels between.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 10:42 PM (2K6fY)

A nice complement to the standard meth-based business model.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at January 20, 2018 10:45 PM (zCyNd)

303
A nice complement to the standard meth-based business model.
Posted by: Miklos Molnar at January 20, 2018 10:45 PM (zCyNd)

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There's more money in the meth.

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman at January 20, 2018 10:46 PM (/SISC)

304 155 Archer -- Same with my father. He was Navy, so he had Navy themed tats on both forearms and upper arms. The older he got, the muddier the tats got until all you could see was a collage of red and blue splotches. People tell me today's inks are much more stable, but I just can't do it. Besides, when getting a tattoo was once a sign of rebellion, these days, not having a tattoo shows you're a non-conformist.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at January 20, 2018 10:46 PM (GWRlV)

305 There are a lot of affordable islands all around the United States . That is another thing on my wish list after I retire.

I think Ginger Island is still up for sale. I'm only 6 numbers away from owning that place.

Which I would stock with gingers in bikinis. It may be a law, I'm not sure.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 10:48 PM (tRaq7)

306 There's more money in the meth.

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman at January 20, 2018 10:46 PM (/SISC)

Depends on which is the upsell.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at January 20, 2018 10:48 PM (zCyNd)

307 mur weed.


MUR WHEEEEED!

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 10:48 PM (Aj/1C)

308 Heh. I just knocked my glasses off and was fumbling around for them on the floor exactly like Burgess Meredith in that Twilight Zone episode.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 10:48 PM (sdi6R)

309 This government shutdown stuff never happened with Presdent Obama !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 20, 2018 10:50 PM (hqQ+Q)

310 The hot silver wire up the urethra is frisky.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:35 PM (e2ieZ)

One of the treatments for a large Kidney Stone is called an Urethascopy. They knock you out, then stick a long tube up the business end into your bladder. The tube has a camera, a laser to bust up the stone and a little basket to pick up the pieces. Unfortunately, there is still some "sand" that has to be expelled. To do that, a stent is installed that dips in the bladder and almost peeks out of your business end. For about three weeks, you have to piss all the time and it looks like Cherry Kool aid.

Also unfortunately, when it's time for the stent to be removed, they don't knock you out. You lay on a big table that has a big bar suspended from the ceiling. The doc comes in, sticks the tube with the camera and a claw on it up your business, finds the end of the stent, grabs ahold of it...says you better grab that bar above your head. He then puts one foot against the side of the table and Yanks the tube with the camera and the claw out of your business and low and behold, there's a 10 inch straw with a 2 inch bend in it.

Do you yell and scream when he Yanks it out... you're damn straight.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 10:50 PM (R5lpX)

311 Everybody's favorite game in the old folk's home in a few years will be "Guess what this tattoo used to be."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 10:51 PM (tRaq7)

312 kin quit anytime ah want to


just dont WAN too.


Muh WHEEEEED!!

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 10:52 PM (Aj/1C)

313 I need a doggeh. A mellow one like me.
Posted by: Infidel at January




Get a male, yellow tabby kitten from a known line of VERY LARGE yellow tabby cats.

Get said kitten neutered as early as the vet advises. Not only will it not spray upon reaching maturity, but it'll grow into one of the mellowest, funnest, lovingist companions you could ever imagine.

And the average Yellow Tabby is an ABOVE average cat, in terms of intelligence, affection for humans, and especially, being very "into" their owner/alpha.

My late, beloved Harley would sit on command, meet me at the door while wagging his Golden Retriever grade tail, and wanting to get some dogly face-licks in, in the bargain.

And besides. A fifteen to twenty pound yellow male tabby is also one bad ass mo-fo of a cat.

They're imposing, impressive, imperial and imperious. That's on their BAD days. Which tend to be few.

Good days are lap fulla yella mushball of purring love. Small tiger following you room to room, just to see what'cha up to. Hopping on the bathroom counter when you shave, looking to drink from the faucet.

While dogs DO love you unconditionally, cats have conditions, standards and expectations.

Living up to them, makes one a better person.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2018 10:52 PM (QzJWU)

314 I heard beer was good for not getting kidney stones.

Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 10:52 PM (7NKxb)

315 Re. the "to coin a phrase" thing in the sidebar, I think it's because people began using it sarcastically for shopworn phrases and idiots began to think that it meant the opposite of its true meaning. Also maybe from "neologism" becoming a popular word to describe new words or phrases especially tied into computer/social media/I.T.-related items being used instead of the old "to coin a phrase" usage.

It bugs me too like the 1980's (IIRC) superseding of "I couldn't care less" that was in common usage in the NE and here before then being overtaken by "I could care less" that I think is a West Coast usage. I associate it with Valley Girl speak coming onto the scene then although that might not be its original source.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 10:52 PM (ewxPW)

316 That Trump is like a tattoo, he kinda gets under their skin.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at January 20, 2018 10:53 PM (fUJvh)

317 Lot of one acre islands already with a house in some of the Great Lakes under 500k.

Oh. I thought you meant somewhere not in the effluvium plume of a shithole.

Still, even that would have some attractions. The toxic sludge might produce half fish half banger half rutabaga mutations that would wash up on the beach, barking and sharting meth rocks like Hitlery on a Saturday night.

If only I could get my Work at Home Asshole business going...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:53 PM (e2ieZ)

318 Screw you!!!

Posted by: zombie bertha krupp at January 20, 2018 10:53 PM (ewxPW)

319 I heard beer was good for not getting kidney stones.


An wheed is totaly good for not getting lung cancer...stones...


an shit.

Posted by: single issue voter at January 20, 2018 10:54 PM (Aj/1C)

320 I heard beer was good for not getting kidney stones.

Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 10:52 PM (7NKxb)

I heard that too. At the first beer I was rather skeptical; by the tenth or so it made perfect sense.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at January 20, 2018 10:55 PM (zCyNd)

321 First kidney stone, the doc sent me home and told me to drink a six pack one after the other. It did get rid of the stone. The one I just alluded to was 7 mm in size...too big to get rid of the old fashioned way.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 10:58 PM (R5lpX)

322 I had an old NCO talk us out of getting our ID numbers tattoo'd on our inner biceps; and by talk, I mean he threw us out of the place.

Posted by: Jean at January 20, 2018 10:58 PM (yM/Yl)

323 And a new JPG meme about the Women's March is born...
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd87rhvw

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 10:59 PM (ewxPW)

324 I have had two kidney stones in my life; finally passed both but the pain was legendary and it lasted way too long.

after the second I did some reading and swore never to drink anything with HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) in it again. (Most soft drinks, and I can do without soft drinks easy) I gave that up 15 years go, no other big change in my diet, and I have never had a kidney stone since.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 11:00 PM (V2Yro)

325 Has anyone ever seen a headline "Florida Man develops kidney stone"?

No? QED.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, first doing no harm at January 20, 2018 11:01 PM (zCyNd)

326 Do you yell and scream when he Yanks it out... you're damn straight.
Posted by: Traveling Man

and cry ....

Posted by: Jean at January 20, 2018 11:01 PM (yM/Yl)

327 Do you yell and scream when he Yanks it out... you're damn straight.
Posted by: Traveling Man

and cry ....

Posted by: Jean at January 20, 2018 11:01 PM (yM/Yl)

No more yanky my wanky!

Posted by: Long Duc Dong at January 20, 2018 11:03 PM (zCyNd)

328

Best nephrolithiasis prevention strategy is to bang a 27 year old ginger daily, and twice on Sundays. Follow this plan with diligence and fervor and you'll be fine for life.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 11:03 PM (e2ieZ)

329 325 Has anyone ever seen a headline "Florida Man develops kidney stone"?

No? QED.
Posted by: Miklos Molnar, first doing no harm at January 20, 2018 11:01 PM (zCyNd)

Beer, meth, and alligator meat. Keeps the kidneys clear.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 11:03 PM (NWiLs)

330 Beer, meth, and alligator meat. Keeps the kidneys clear.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 11:03 PM (NWiLs)

Lawyer lady says i should stop trying to explain that to the judge.

Posted by: Florida Man, in his usual cell at County at January 20, 2018 11:06 PM (zCyNd)

331 Sorry I missed the movie thread. I was taking a knee to protest white supremacy.

Okay, I was taking a knee to protest pretty much all tribal supremacy.

Okay okay, I was at Mass. Did I miss much? Is the new Cage movie good?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 11:07 PM (6FqZa)

332 If only I could get my Work at Home Asshole business going...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 10:53 PM (e2ieZ)

Use my powerful pen and phone system!!

Posted by: Barry, staying out of Val's way at January 20, 2018 11:09 PM (zCyNd)

333 Is Pixy on strike again or is it everyone else has a life?

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:09 PM (R5lpX)

334 Jim, I'm glad you got an orange tabby.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 11:10 PM (2K6fY)

335 333 Is Pixy on strike again or is it everyone else has a life?
Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:09 PM (R5lpX)

Not everyone else. I haven't had anything resembling a life in years.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

336 Oh man, Donald Trump's troll fu is amazing. Must... resist... calling... him... God Emperor...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 11:11 PM (6FqZa)

337

I wish I had an orange tabby, or any sort of kitteh. I miss them so much.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 11:11 PM (e2ieZ)

338 I wish I had an orange tabby, or any sort of kitteh. I miss them so much.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January




why don' you go get one?

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:12 PM (MTjB1)

339 Vino, what state are you in, I may be able to hook you up

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 11:12 PM (2K6fY)

340 CNN: GOV'T SHUTDOWN RISKS AN UNDETECTED ASTEROID STRIKE

... that's fine with me

Posted by: SMOD at January 20, 2018 11:14 PM (e8kgV)

341 Pixy is a Federal employee?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 11:14 PM (eMKNe)

342 Have to confess. Leave 2/1 for a trip that will give me views like those above. Husband and I heading to a French Polynesia. Not our normal trip. Usually travel to a Europe. Tell people we're going for the sun, the surf and lack of jihadis.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 20, 2018 11:15 PM (N3JsI)

343 There is seemingly no off position on the stupid switch either.

CNN: Gov't Shutdown Risks an Undetected Asteroid Strike

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 20, 2018 11:16 PM (LV3VM)

344 My daughter had a trade show in San Francisco today. Said it took over an hour to go one sixth of a mile because of the pussy hat March. She's on the phone with my better half right now. She is pissed. It was all immigrant crap, gay pride and anti Trump BS.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:17 PM (R5lpX)

345 >> strategy is to bang a 27 year old ginger daily

That's a fine strategy, I must say.

But my own wishful strategerizing would involve Czech girls.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:18 PM (8O3HH)

346 313 Jim -- I had one of those big yellow cats. Every time I took him out of his carrier at the vet's, everyone involved would ooh and aah and say that he was the tallest cat any of them had ever seen. I always said I had him fixed at least a month too early because he was so mellow, he was damn near comatose. My next door neighbor claimed to hate cats, but every morning Boo banged on her front door, she would let him in, he would inspect her whole apartment, then he'd go to the door to be let out again. Any time anyone parked on our block and left the window open, he'd hop in for a nap. I'm surprised nobody called the cops on me for trying to steal their vehicle. In the summer, I'd drive about a block, then have to stop to let him out because I hadn't noticed him sleeping in the back. One time, I had to rescue him from a load of trash just about to be hauled off to the dump. He loved snow and would stretch his front legs out and play snow plow. Unfortunately, he did the same thing to a row of chrysanthemums I planted one spring. Sad to say, I had to put him down when he was only eight because of renal failure. He was a real character.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at January 20, 2018 11:18 PM (GWRlV)

347 Process to #ReleaseTheMemo has begun and should be completed in 19 Congressional working days according to a tweet from Rep. Dave Joyce.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:19 PM (ewxPW)

348 Jim, I'm glad you got an orange tabby.


Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 11:10 PM (2K6fY)



Had, sadly, being the operative term.

Harley passed away in my arms in December of 2009. He's buried outside of my home-office window. He just almost made 14 years old.

Best. Cat. Ever.

The breed tends towards the characteristics, as described, too.

Given Infidel's wish for a mellow companion, I threw my $0.02 worth of opinion & recommendation onto the table.

I love the pair o' cats that now grace this hacienda. But they're not in the Yellow Tabby category of companion.

Love 'em all the same, differences and all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2018 11:19 PM (QzJWU)

349 I know a mult-tatooed former Aryan nations guy who had a tat removed from his forehead. I think it cost $1,000 and hurt like crazy

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 11:19 PM (nBr1j)

350 >> Must... resist... calling... him... God Emperor...

Fenelon doesn't like that at all. She's good people, mind you.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:20 PM (8O3HH)

351 Tattoos: Nope. Maybe the American flag or the Declaration of Independence on my back, but generally nope. It's one of my dealbreakers when meeting women. Piercings, too.

Weed: Used to smoke it pretty much every day, sort of grew out of it. Now it's legal in my state and people give it to me all the time. My lungs are definitely over 29 so it's a really rare occurrence for me now. I've tried some edibles but I don't really feel the high. Tincture is nice but expensive. I've been meaning to go to a shop to try something new. TLDR, I'm an advocate.

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 11:20 PM (kUotE)

352 CNN: GOV'T SHUTDOWN RISKS AN UNDETECTED ASTEROID STRIKE


How is CNN even open for business? Did they lay in a supply of government approved electrons last week?

Posted by: Miklos from arch support at January 20, 2018 11:20 PM (zCyNd)

353 Sorry I missed the movie thread. I was taking a knee to protest white supremacy.

Okay, I was taking a knee to protest pretty much all tribal supremacy.

---------

I'm down with the cause, man.

*fistbump*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:20 PM (/SISC)

354

If the windows to the hotel opened I could 'water' the bums on the sidewalk. Maybe it would be like Miracle Grow, except for bums. The could gain health and attractiveness.

Miracle-Bum.

For longer effect, Miracle-Bum stakes. I admit, pounding them in would be a challenge, but then they are all set for another season of growth, development, and depending on the variety, bearing lovely ornamental fruits.

Also helps with that pesky 'Lesbian Lost Tampon' smell, although that odor can attract Durian Sodomizers, so you may need to scatter black pepper and toe-poppers around your ornamental fruits.

Pro tip: Ornament fruits do best when dressed up as jockeys and placed on lawns.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 11:20 PM (e2ieZ)

355 Oh, and for a stress-relief pet, get a cat. A female.

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 11:21 PM (kUotE)

356 I understand Maine Coon cats are also very doglike too. Anyone know if that's true?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:22 PM (ewxPW)

357 Where would I find a giant yellow tabby?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 11:22 PM (nBr1j)

358 A few years ago I met an old guy who had a tat on his arm that had become all smeared so you couldn't see it very well. I asked him if it was a Marine tat, and he said, no, it was a Hell's Angel's tat. I kind of did a double take and he explained that he had been an undercover cop and it was part of his cover. Hmm, OK.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:24 PM (md3fh)

359 Don Lemon's black-hole will save us from any SMOD events!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:24 PM (ewxPW)

360 I like cats and think they make fine pets. But I'm allergic.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 11:24 PM (nBr1j)

361 339 Vino, what state are you in, I may be able to hook you up
Posted by: Kindltot

I'd gladly come, thank you.

Life circumstances have not allowed for several years. I wonder if they ever will again.

I miss each and every one of them. And the doggehs. And the assorted weirdness - raised a raccoon one time, lord she was so sweet and funny.

Why can't I get paid to stay home and interact with various critters? F'ing Universe...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 11:24 PM (e2ieZ)

362 Also helps with that pesky 'Lesbian Lost Tampon' smell, although that odor can attract Durian Sodomizers, so you may need to scatter black pepper and toe-poppers around your ornamental fruits.

It also compares to the smell of advanced dick Durbin.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 11:26 PM (nBr1j)

363 Oh, and for a stress-relief pet, get a cat. A female.
Posted by: Johnny at January




yeah, like taking a coke addicted chineseripper for your mistress will every other worry you ever had, including the mobsters you stole $1mm from and are holding your mom hostage, seem like nothing.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:28 PM (MTjB1)

364 Maine Coons need lots of attention. They're awesome, and dog-like, but they will NOT let you have a day off.

My last two have been Russian Blues. They are very sweet and sensitive. They don't like a lot of activity, or strangers, but they are very affectionate and will light up your life.

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 11:28 PM (kUotE)

365
Jim SND,
How are you doing with the water situation in Galveston? Has it been fixed?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:28 PM (JDR7K)

366 I once read about a guy who came down with dick durbin.

Horrific.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:28 PM (/SISC)

367 yeah, like taking a coke addicted chineseripper for your mistress will every other worry you ever had, including the mobsters you stole $1mm from and are holding your mom hostage, seem like nothing.

That sounds GREAT!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 11:28 PM (e2ieZ)

368 I understand Maine Coon cats are also very doglike too. Anyone know if that's true?


Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:22 PM (ewxPW)

357 Where would I find a giant yellow tabby?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 11:22 PM (nBr1j)



1. Yes, they tend to be. But, long hair Maine Coon / American Shorthair type Yellow Tabby.

They both shed, but the long hair is more difficult to help the cat maintain, w/ brushing & a couple baths a year.

2. Several ways. First, is to have a sit down with your local no-kill shelter, let them know what you're looking for, and be first on the list of people they call when one of those kittens arrives at their facility. Which, is *often*.

Second, as your veterinarian as to a REPUTABLE breeder or show cat person, who can get you introduced to the better breeders in your area.

An extension of "Second", would be to attend a local Cat Show, find the big yellow tabby entrants, and begin some conversations.

Avoid Craigslist. Too many puppy n' kitten mills there. And they LIE about it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2018 11:29 PM (QzJWU)

369 That sounds GREAT!
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January



so, how is everything with your mom?

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:29 PM (MTjB1)

370 Where would I find a giant yellow tabby?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 11:22 PM (nBr1j)
---
at the local shelter/pound, of course.

as the bumper sticker says "who rescued who?"

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 20, 2018 11:30 PM (IuPpm)

371 I was wondering if maybe the Dems didn't really mean to vote to close down the government. Several of the R's voted for it, and several D's voted against, perhaps in an attempt to keep it from happening. If the R's were smart, which is always in question, they would probably be more than happy to see the government close down so the Dummycrats could be shown for what they are. Could be a coordinated trap snapping shut in their smug little faces, if they were trying to get in PDJT's face without actually going all the way. IOW, just the tip but ... oooops!

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:31 PM (md3fh)

372 once read about a guy who came down with dick durbin.

Horrific.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:28 PM (/SISC)

Unfortunately, that is a terminal condition with no known cure.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:31 PM (R5lpX)

373 For Cowboy Bebop fans:

http://tinyurl.com/y8xyzlz5

From a while back.

Posted by: geoffb at January 20, 2018 11:31 PM (zOpu5)

374 The big question that has yet to be addressed is will my mailbox go barren and starve to death without the USPS providing an endless supply of local advertisements for eateries, lawyers, and nail salons.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 20, 2018 11:31 PM (AJeMv)

375 I understand Maine Coon cats are also very doglike too. Anyone know if that's true?
Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:22 PM (ewxPW)


Maine Coons are large, and have very serious attitudes and loads of dignity. They are also quite loveable and very very smart.

They tend to be very vocal, and a friend claims his was nearly verbal.
I would not call them dog-like since that desire to please is never there. But they are very self contained and they appear to have "swagger" genetically encoded.

I found out that for me Coon cats don't trigger my cat allergies. Some cats do, and others don't.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 11:32 PM (2K6fY)

376 I once read about a guy who came down with dick durbin.

Horrific.


Had to amputate, eh? Figures.

Congress, pay attention. Don't let yourselves become a victim of Dick Durbin. Don't let that happen to you.

Help is available.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:32 PM (tRaq7)

377 Happy $22 Billion Day!!!

That's how much the government spends on an average day.....but it's shut down!!!

Posted by: doug at January 20, 2018 11:33 PM (89il5)

378 BTW, five Dems voted for it and four RINOs against it was the final count.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:34 PM (ewxPW)

379 I understand the Post Office will continue to deliver mail. Not that it matters much anymore. I have everything on autopay, but a couple of them insist on sending me an invoice by mail every month. I asked them if they could refrain, and the answer was that they had to do it. Guess they're stuck in the last century or something.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:34 PM (md3fh)

380 you know, as much as I like to kick the usps around, because the deserve to be kicked around, I have to confess my mailman is the shit, well as mailmen go. he knows everything mail related. he memorized my name and face after he saw me go to my mail box once. my name and face have never even been on a post office wall.

really nice guy.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:34 PM (MTjB1)

381 I need to borrow a time machine to read a history book 200 years from
now, and see what they say about Trump. How do they dissect and study
his presidency from a purely poli-sci stance.
----------------------------------

I can give you a preview. "President Trump is the reason you are reading this history book today, and not in a camp or field somewhere waiting to be shot and thrown in a ditch. The death of the Leftist Uniparty was both sudden and final."

Posted by: Mega at January 20, 2018 11:35 PM (rv0Fo)

382 BTW, five Dems voted for it and four RINOs against it was the final count.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:34 PM (ewxPW)

--------

I'd like to place four orders for tar and feathers, please.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:35 PM (/SISC)

383 The USPS isn't federally funded so they still have to work.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:35 PM (R5lpX)

384 never get a pet that needs grooming. they do not like it and you do not want to be responsible for it.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:36 PM (MTjB1)

385 We're there any guys breast feeding each other at the pusssy march?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 11:36 PM (4CCz5)

386 Jim SND,
How are you doing with the water situation in Galveston? Has it been fixed?


Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:28 PM (JDR7K)



Zero damage here, and the Island's problems with busted water mains has had no adverse effect in my neighborhood. So, all is well.

The worst of the damage seems to have happened out on the West End. There was some, everywhere, but not as bad as the areas West of the seawall.

Thanks for checkin' in on that, amigo!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2018 11:36 PM (QzJWU)

387 you know, as much as I like to kick the usps around, because the deserve to be kicked around, I have to confess my mailman is the shit, well as mailmen go. he knows everything mail related. he memorized my name and face after he saw me go to my mail box once. my name and face have never even been on a post office wall.

One of ours drives those little four-banger mail trucks like Mario Andretti at Indy. Don't see him often as a result.

Zoom, zoom.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:37 PM (tRaq7)

388 you know if I could switch a gene with a dog I would get their hair gene. having a black, brown, and brindle mop, like a beagle, which never needed cutting would be cool.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:37 PM (MTjB1)

389 I don't know Bob, but daughter said she saw several males wearing the pussy hats.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:37 PM (R5lpX)

390 My late cat used to love to be groomed. She would jump up on the arm of my easy chair to be combed, and after a while she would turn over so I could do the other side, then on her back for her tummy's turn. I miss her.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:37 PM (md3fh)

391 Northernlurker: My kids dragged my big yellow cat home when he was about four or five months old. Nobody ever came looking for him and he never went away, so I figured he was ours.

The gods of little cats are usually pretty quick about spotting a vacancy. If you're serious, a cat will show up. Just wait for it. On occasions, the gods of little cats will also send one on spec. I've never turned any of those away.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at January 20, 2018 11:37 PM (GWRlV)

392 Why can't I get paid to stay home and interact with various critters? F'ing Universe...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 11:24 PM (e2ieZ)



'Could be worse, I am thinking of posting "You pass the butter" on my cubical to see how long it is before I get told to take it down.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 11:37 PM (2K6fY)

393 I'm not actually after a pet currently, Kindltot, but that's interesting that Coons didn't affect your allergies as I have enviro allergies too. If I ever got a dog it would have to by one of the hypoallergenic ones, like poodles, but it's good to know that an M.C. might be okay too. (And if you let the poodle's coat grow naturally and get a short cut, they don't look faggy IMHO.)

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:38 PM (ewxPW)

394 Maine Coons really are awesome. I agree with everything kindletot said.

But they're really high maintenance. They need LOTS of attention and they're almost always outdoor cats. Expect them do disappear for days at a time, and expect lots of 'gifts'.

I've watched our last Maine Coon, Thomas Jefferson take birds out of mid-flight.

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 11:38 PM (kUotE)

395 ... to be one...

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:40 PM (ewxPW)

396 so, is there some age at which you start sleeping ugly?

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:40 PM (MTjB1)

397

Dammit all to Hell. Went and checked out the rescue shelter page. Opened wounds.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 20, 2018 11:41 PM (e2ieZ)

398 389 I don't know Bob, but daughter said she saw several males wearing the pussy hats.


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"Males." Not men.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:41 PM (/SISC)

399 so, who as familiarity with modern Walther's? How would you score them relative to a sig?

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:42 PM (MTjB1)

400 "Males." Not men.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January




well, people that identify as male.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 20, 2018 11:43 PM (MTjB1)

401 Wonder if Bob at NSA is off duty for the duration? Maybe now is the time for us to start laying serious plans for the insurrection, eh? Probably not ... I bet Bob will pipe up any minute with a clever rejoinder.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:43 PM (md3fh)

402
I found out that for me Coon cats don't trigger my cat allergies. Some cats do, and others don't.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 11:32 PM (2K6fY)

We have a male and female. They are large and chatty and I (a lunatic) talk to them like humans. The male cuddles with my wife at night and the female curls up on my chest and sends me to sleep every night.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 11:43 PM (4CCz5)

403 Males

That's what I said.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:43 PM (R5lpX)

404 You could call them MINOs, males in name only.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:44 PM (md3fh)

405 I don't even recall who was asking about a pet or how this all started, but read about Russian Blues. They're awesome.

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 11:44 PM (kUotE)

406 My daughter called them a bunch of fruitcakes.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:45 PM (R5lpX)

407 Are Russian Blues anything like Norwegian Blues? Are they late?

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:45 PM (md3fh)

408 Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:43 PM (md3fh)

The "NSA" is funded by the Rothschild branch of the Masons, through the Templar connections at the Vatican bank.

Bob is watching.

Posted by: Miklos knows at January 20, 2018 11:45 PM (zCyNd)

409 Males

That's what I said.

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"Pajama boys" might be more appropriate, but I suppose that biologically, they are males.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:46 PM (/SISC)

410 And there it is.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:46 PM (md3fh)

411
The grey aliens have something to do with it too, Miklos. You need to listen to George Noory more.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:46 PM (8O3HH)

412 I believe her exact words were...a bunch of fruitcake males wearing pussy hats.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:46 PM (R5lpX)

413 Rene Boucher, the 58-year-old Bowling
Green man accused of attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at his home in
November, has been charged with assaulting a member of congress
resulting in personal injury.The charges - a federal felony - were announced Friday by Josh J. Minkler,U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
http://tinyurl.com/yatphwxm

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 20, 2018 11:47 PM (oVJmc)

414
I don't get these so-called pussy hats. They don't look anything like that.

Is there some connection there I'm missing.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:47 PM (8O3HH)

415 Are Russian Blues anything like Norwegian Blues? Are they late?
Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:45 PM (md3fh)


Norwegian blues, yes? You ask about Norwegian blues?

https://youtu.be/nyge-ThKPrs

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 11:47 PM (2K6fY)

416 As a joke someone gave me a pink cap that had a little target and the words "I Shoot Like A Girl." I wore it a few times and when someone would comment I would say, "Yeah, she wasn't a bad shot. Her name was Annie, Annie Oakley."

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:48 PM (md3fh)

417 MINOs
Pronounced "minnows".

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:49 PM (ewxPW)

418 The grey aliens have something to do with it too, Miklos. You need to listen to George Noory more.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:46 PM (8O3HH)

I'm listening to an old Art Bell show at the moment.

Some guy from PR saying he analyzed alien blood samples.

Will update if they are brave enough to tell us the truth.

Posted by: Miklos isn't saying it's aliens, but.. at January 20, 2018 11:49 PM (zCyNd)

419 407 No but it's my understanding that they colluded with the Trump campaign.

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 11:50 PM (kUotE)

420 There's something fishy about those guys with the pussy hats....

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:50 PM (md3fh)

421 I'd like to place four orders for tar and feathers, please.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:35 PM (/SISC)

Correction, three open borders RINOS and Rand Paul voted against the CR. I can't complain though as I wanted the CR to fail. We need a good shutdown and the CR was crap to begin with.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 20, 2018 11:51 PM (FTXAT)

422 don't get these so-called pussy hats. They don't look anything like that.

Is there some connection there I'm missing.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:47 PM (8O3HH)

Evidently they are supposed to emulate a woman's nether regions, but there's only so much you can do with a ball of pink yarn and a knitting needle.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 11:52 PM (R5lpX)

423 402 I (a lunatic) talk to them like humans.

They understand. More than people realize.

Posted by: Johnny at January 20, 2018 11:53 PM (kUotE)

424 There's something fishy about those guys with the pussy hats....

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:50 PM (md3fh)

Those guys are engaging in unacceptable gender stereotyping and misogeny unless they knitted the pussy hats themselves.

Posted by: Miklos isn't saying it's aliens, but.. at January 20, 2018 11:53 PM (zCyNd)

425 My point was that maybe, just maybe those R's voted for shutdown to stick it to the D's. Ninth dimension chess and all that. This surely is not going to be good for the D's. The commercials are already being written, and when he goes on the campaign trail later this year to support overthrowing various Demonrats, Trump will have a full quiver.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:53 PM (md3fh)

426 420: they're probably looking to get laid, and as an 'ette I respect that

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 11:55 PM (5gaNQ)

427 Yeah, if I wanted to get laid the first thing I would do is put on a pink pussy hat. Sure.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:55 PM (md3fh)

428 George Noory is no Art Bell, by a long shot.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:56 PM (8O3HH)

429 >> Yeah, if I wanted to get laid the first thing I would do is put on a pink pussy hat. Sure

Everyone knows you put on a dick hat for that.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:56 PM (8O3HH)

430 Yeah, if I wanted to get laid the first thing I would do is put on a pink pussy hat. Sure.
Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:55 PM (md3fh)

--------

It's like going to a club in a sort skirt and a push-up bra.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:56 PM (/SISC)

431 George Noory is no Art Bell, by a long shot.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:56 PM (8O3HH)

They got to him. Either that or a SuperBeet overdose.

Posted by: Miklos is saying it's aliens, but.. at January 20, 2018 11:57 PM (zCyNd)

432 356
I understand Maine Coon cats are also very doglike too. Anyone know if that's true?


Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 11:22 PM (ewxPW)

Yes. We had a Maine Coon (Whitey), I think. It was pure white, was larger than typical, and had the large tufts of hair in the paws and ears. It was very vocal, chirping all the time, and would come to greet visitors like a dog.
In fact, it looked exactly like the "Fuck that in particular" cat.
Whitey crossed the Rainbow Bridge a year ago last October, He was about 12 years old. I still miss him. He will appear on the Pet Thread one of these weeks.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 11:57 PM (8iiMU)

433 429 >> Yeah, if I wanted to get laid the first thing I would do is put on a pink pussy hat. Sure

Everyone knows you put on a dick hat for that.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 11:56 PM (8O3HH)

I guess it would depend on who you wanted to get laid with.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 20, 2018 11:58 PM (ycWCI)

434 so, is there some age at which you start sleeping ugly?

Sleeping ugly, waking ugly, talking ugly... in my case... um... birth?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 11:58 PM (6FqZa)

435 Art Bell > George Noory > Seymour

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:58 PM (/SISC)

436 427: I share your cause, I respect women ....it works with these lib chix

Posted by: CN at January 20, 2018 11:58 PM (5gaNQ)

437 I've figured out that I must be bisexual. If I want to get laid I have to buy it.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 20, 2018 11:59 PM (md3fh)

438 Get yourself ready for another election night of tears and sky-screaming from the opposition. Trump isn't out of first gear yet.

Posted by: Mega at January 20, 2018 11:59 PM (rv0Fo)

439 432 Looking forward to seeing Whitey.

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:00 AM (kUotE)

440 Art Bell > George Noory > Seymour

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:58 PM (/SISC)


?????

Posted by: Seymour Heinie at January 21, 2018 12:00 AM (zCyNd)

441 Trump has spent his first year preparing the battlefield. This year will be ver-r-r-ry interesting methinks.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:00 AM (md3fh)

442
We all know how well dic pics work, so I figured a dick hat would be a sure fire chick magnet.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 21, 2018 12:01 AM (8O3HH)

443 You wear a hat on your dick? Do you have to take it off to pee? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:01 AM (md3fh)

444 Maine Coons don't have a very long lifespan. Brighter lights burn out faster. My male Russian Blue, Chamberlain, died a few months ago at 19 years of age.

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:02 AM (kUotE)

445 You wear a hat on your dick? Do you have to take it off to pee? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:01 AM (md3fh)

Well, it's more like a full length beret....

Posted by: Frenchie Molnar at January 21, 2018 12:03 AM (zCyNd)

446 #catthread

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:03 AM (kUotE)

447 Ah, so wee wee ma sewer.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:04 AM (md3fh)

448 >> You wear a hat on your dick? Do you have to take it off to pee? Asking for a friend.

Heh. It's a little top hat. Also serves as a much needed extension.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 21, 2018 12:04 AM (8O3HH)

449 It was a natural transition from pussy hats to pussy cats. Just one letter difference.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:05 AM (md3fh)

450 catthread

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:03 AM (kUotE)

Yes, some cats can read, but not with a lisp.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar DVM from the DMV at January 21, 2018 12:06 AM (zCyNd)

451 Speaking of bowling, I shot a 723 series tonight. (231, 224,268 ) I was one open frame away from a clean 30. Chopped a 4-7 spare in the second game. This is the first 700 series I've bowled in a couple of years, and it felt freaking great!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 12:06 AM (gEvQ8)

452 434 so, is there some age at which you start sleeping ugly?

Much like riding dirty...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 21, 2018 12:06 AM (e2ieZ)

453 #puthythread

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:07 AM (kUotE)

454

It was a natural transition from pussy hats to pussy cats. Just one letter difference.
Posted by: Ruthless


https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=371863

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 21, 2018 12:07 AM (IqV8l)

455 So now it's bowling. Do you wear a bowler on your dick? Would be very British of you.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:07 AM (md3fh)

456 You Americans need to ease up on those crack pipes. I only refresh about every 5 minutes and I keep getting "service unavailable"

Go to the qwik-e-mart and get a large gulp and take a break.

sheesh

Posted by: Sanjay from tech support at January 21, 2018 12:08 AM (Fikbq)

457 Sanjay Gupta?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 21, 2018 12:09 AM (IqV8l)

458 You Americans need to ease up on those crack pipes. I only refresh about every 5 minutes and I keep getting "service unavailable"

Go to the qwik-e-mart and get a large gulp and take a break.

sheesh

Posted by: Sanjay from tech support at January 21, 2018 12:08 AM (Fikbq)

Now you tell me.

Posted by: Debbie Downer-Schultz at January 21, 2018 12:10 AM (zCyNd)

459 Good job Blue.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 21, 2018 12:10 AM (R5lpX)

460
I think I'll get a deer stalker for my dick.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 21, 2018 12:11 AM (8O3HH)

461 Yeah, Old Blue, those are pretty amazing scores. I played golf once with Kim Jong Un and I only got sixteen holes in one, so he beat me.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:12 AM (md3fh)

462 They told me my work was essential and they even gave me a box of Fiber Bars, too!

Posted by: EPA employee who poops in the Denver office hallway at January 21, 2018 12:13 AM (xxG/v)

463 Deerstalkers are so 18th century. With bills on both front and back they make it hard to tell if someone is coming or going. Kind of like the guy who died while having sex.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:13 AM (md3fh)

464 they make it hard to tell if someone is coming or going. Kind of like the guy who died while having sex.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:13 AM (md3fh)

Yeah.

Posted by: Nelson Rockefeller at January 21, 2018 12:14 AM (zCyNd)

465 About a week after Chamberlain died, I met an older cat on my daily walk. He is completely white, but not albino. He comes out to see me almost every day. I've named him Chamberlain the White.

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:15 AM (kUotE)

466 https://youtu.be/9LYVnZtvSgY

Went ahead and jumped the shark.

Enjoy!

Posted by: Frankencougie at January 21, 2018 12:15 AM (q9n5w)

467 Open the Memogate!

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:18 AM (md3fh)

468

The memo says:

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 21, 2018 12:20 AM (IqV8l)

469 so us there any overlap between pussy hats and prison pussy?

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 21, 2018 12:21 AM (MTjB1)

470 You can't wear hats in prison. And cats are not allowed there, either. So, no overlap.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:23 AM (md3fh)

471 TRUMP = FAT ASS LOSER !!!!!

We wants Presdent Obama back !!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 21, 2018 12:24 AM (hqQ+Q)

472

What smells worse, a middle aged lesbians forgotten tampon, impacted into the inferior cervical space by a dog femur dildo lubed with jackal smegma butter accidentally dropped into a Thai 'nuc' fish sauce vat in 27 years of > 100 degree daily temps where the Yakuza disposes of macerated remains, or Hiltery's belly button?

Hard to guess, isn't it?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 21, 2018 12:24 AM (e2ieZ)

473 Yay! The Real Mary is back. You can tell that faker that's been coming around and spelling all her words correctly wasn't her. This is the Mary we have grown to know and love.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:25 AM (md3fh)

474 Nyah!

Sorry to have missed the animation movie thread.

Voter Mom, Mary and the Witch's Flower is by Studio Ponco and not Studio Ghibli. But it was very much inspired by Studio Ghibli.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 12:26 AM (2+EWn)

475 wasn't she?

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:26 AM (md3fh)

476 What smells worse, a middle aged lesbians forgotten
tampon, impacted into the inferior cervical space by a dog femur dildo
lubed with jackal smegma butter accidentally dropped into a Thai 'nuc'
fish sauce vat in 27 years of > 100 degree daily temps where the
Yakuza disposes of macerated remains, or Hiltery's belly button?



Hard to guess, isn't it?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 21, 2018 12:24 AM (e2ieZ)

Both are too gross to contemplate.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 21, 2018 12:26 AM (FTXAT)

477 470 I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that most prisons are home to hundreds or thousands of cats.

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:27 AM (kUotE)

478 Both are too gross to contemplate.

Ohh, I don't know...

Posted by: ValJar at January 21, 2018 12:27 AM (e2ieZ)

479 Ewwww!

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:27 AM (md3fh)

480 Good news from the town council of rashakhemailalidalihamalamadingbai!

We have demoted Khali from Goddes to mere wannabe!

We replaced her with Haley the Niki.

All Hail the New Goddess Niki! The destroyer of worlds!

*swwon*

Posted by: Sanjay from tech support at January 21, 2018 12:29 AM (Fikbq)

481 Whatcha in for?
Just a minor feliney.
You mean a felony.
No, feliney. I mugged a cat.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:29 AM (md3fh)

482 481 Did you plead meow contest?

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:31 AM (kUotE)

483 It was a purrfect setup.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:32 AM (md3fh)

484 "What smells worse, a middle aged lesbians forgotten
tampon, impacted into the inferior cervical space by a dog femur dildo
lubed with jackal smegma butter accidentally dropped into a Thai 'nuc'
fish sauce vat in 27 years of > 100 degree daily temps where the
Yakuza disposes of macerated remains, or Hiltery's belly button? "

I need help translating this into Hindi. Please to be thanking you!

Posted by: Sanjay from tech support at January 21, 2018 12:32 AM (Fikbq)

485 An an alleged felonious neko-grrl, some of these jokes are going right for the catnip. Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 12:32 AM (2+EWn)

486 Why don't you put on your pink hat and go back to Delhi, Sanjay? You'll be much happier there. It's a shithole, just the kind of place you like.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:34 AM (md3fh)

487 >> neko-grrl

I had no idea what a "neko girl" was. When I first saw that a while back, i interpreted "neko" as "naked" or nekkid.

But now, you just meant you're a cat-girl.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 21, 2018 12:34 AM (8O3HH)

488 No, feliney. I mugged a cat.

And lived? Damn... you da mf'in badass...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Tripod at January 21, 2018 12:34 AM (e2ieZ)

489 Hopefully it'll turn out to be a pawsitive experience

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:36 AM (kUotE)

490 She was an undercover cat.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:36 AM (md3fh)

491

Binged 'Neko-Girl'.

Oh. My.

* ruined for human women forevermore *

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Tripod at January 21, 2018 12:36 AM (e2ieZ)

492 Or a total catastrophe.

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:38 AM (kUotE)

493 Wonderful world

Posted by: Island Girl at January 21, 2018 12:38 AM (FJrl0)

494 You know, getting a smile from B'Gal even after all the years and all the health challenges we've had to face is still one of life's best simple pleasures.

She's still such a cutie-pie...I'm a really lucky fellow.

Thanks, God.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 21, 2018 12:38 AM (tRaq7)

495 I wasn't feline very happy when she slapped the cuffs on me.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:38 AM (md3fh)

496 494 Amen. Very wise.

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:41 AM (kUotE)

497 Oh damn. Why did I turn the radio on too soon.

Damn you Art....

Come back......!!

Posted by: Exile at January 21, 2018 12:42 AM (Fikbq)

498 I was in prison once but they kicked meowt

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:44 AM (kUotE)

499 Well y'all, it's been real and it's been nice, but it ain't been real nice. See y'all on the morrow.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 21, 2018 12:45 AM (R5lpX)

500 I said, you've got to be kitten me!

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:45 AM (kUotE)

501 We're getting some global warming here tonight and all tomorrow.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 12:46 AM (6FqZa)

502 Prison food was always the same: Purina Cat Chow. Made me scarf up a furball every day.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:46 AM (md3fh)

503 OK. It's Bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 21, 2018 12:47 AM (tRaq7)

504 *clears throat*

Uni and I are Shirow-sama's idea of what androis neko-grrls are. We are very exuberant. A bit too much as it may.

"And what the Tank Police own, we own!"

Police Chief, "But that's not even been accepted yet!"

"Ne Buaku, is it all right?"

Buaku nods.

"Yes!" Massive cannon barrel moves and fun time as crosshairs locks on Red Commando helicopter.

*Boom!*

And scratch one Red Commando and a priceless painting titled "Innocence."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 12:47 AM (2+EWn)

505 So that big screw just showed up. It's not as much fun as it sounds -- he's just here to take me back to my cell. Good night all.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:50 AM (md3fh)

506 Hi all. We are binge watching Newsroom while it's still free on HBO.

Disgusting lefty bias, but a cool look back at 2012. Does show the media to be the biased shits they are.

Be well all you Morons.

Posted by: Farmer at January 21, 2018 12:50 AM (yJ1e6)

507 Oh speaking of 'priceless' art... for a mere $1,500 one can purchase this cel of me shooting up the Newport City SWAT from the first OVA of Dominion Tank Police. Nyah!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6v9j5v2

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 12:52 AM (2+EWn)

508 Is Ruthless really in jail?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 12:52 AM (6FqZa)

509 *hollers back as guards drag him away*
"It's a setup Ima tellin' you. I didn't grab that pussy..."

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:54 AM (md3fh)

510 They had no probable claws!

...Okay, I'll stop. Goodnight, Horde!

Posted by: Johnny at January 21, 2018 12:56 AM (kUotE)

511 Heh. Breaking Away just started on the Movie Channel. Unfortunately I will konk out shortly.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 21, 2018 12:57 AM (2DOZq)

512 Yeah I'm going to scratch my way out of this ONT and get some sleep. Nite all.

Posted by: Ruthless at January 21, 2018 12:57 AM (md3fh)

513 i'm back to watching Lodoss. Parn and Deedlit are such a cute couple.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 12:58 AM (6FqZa)

514 It's our duty, to please that Democrat booty.

Shut your moufs.

Posted by: Tepublicans, with the Shaft at January 21, 2018 01:00 AM (0ogQG)

515 Y'All can tease about my bowling. You're the Horde and I love you all a lot. I'm just happy that I had such a great night. Tease away! I still whupped your happy asses!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 01:00 AM (gEvQ8)

516 Tepublicans? I blame alcohol.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:01 AM (0ogQG)

517 I blame alcohol.


Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:01 AM (0ogQG)

That had a lot to do with my great scores tonight. Relaxed me to the max!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 01:03 AM (gEvQ8)

518 @513 i'm back to watching Lodoss. Parn and Deedlit are such a cute couple.
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Both the elves in that series are worth a second glance.

Oddly enough, just a couple of hours ago I had an ad pop up in my Facebook feed for a Lodoss MMORPG. Weird timing on that, considering it also got mentioned in the thread yesterday (I think).

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 01:03 AM (fqOFI)

519 Moon is far too small in that image so Paul didn't even waste his time profitably.

Posted by: David Gillies at January 21, 2018 01:05 AM (tjHrt)

520 515 Y'All can tease about my bowling.

"I bowled a 129," he told Leno.

"That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically.

But then came the foot-in-mouth moment: "It's like the Special Olympics or something," the president said.

March 30, 2009

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:05 AM (0ogQG)

521 *whistles*

Cel of Kiki when she sets out to find a city and learn to be a witch. A mere pittance at $4,985.15. It is a C cel but has multiple unstuck layers. Background is questionable. And would have to watch the movie again to see if in this scene Jiji is visible because Kiki's black cat should be riding the broom with her.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yak8q95p

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 01:07 AM (2+EWn)

522 The Lodoss MMORPG went live in Japan a few years ago. Did they ever port it for the American fans?

Lodoss art
http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2008/11/lodoss-art.html

And some more
http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2008/12/more-lodoss-art.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 01:13 AM (2+EWn)

523 Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:05 AM (0ogQG)

That actually pissed me off a lot. One of the leagues I was bowling had a Down's Syndrome bowler. He was about a 160 average bowler and he tried really really hard. Most of the time he was fun to bowl with, but he could get frustrated from time to time. He could have whupped Sir Golf's Alot's ass.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 01:13 AM (gEvQ8)

524 399 sig is way way better

Posted by: MAxIE at January 21, 2018 01:19 AM (9TR2V)

525 @522 The Lodoss MMORPG went live in Japan a few years ago. Did they ever port it for the American fans?
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I'm staring at the website right now. It looks like it went live for NA players last June.

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 01:20 AM (fqOFI)

526 I hope I'm not prematurely gloating a bit, but after 3 days with a cold yesterday I came down with severe chills and a fever. The flu, most likely. Just peachy, since I don't have any health insurance.

Mama said there'd be days like this. So after wandering around the house with 20#s of blankets, plus an upchuck basket and an achin' bod, I went to sleep. And woke up chill-free and fever-free.

It's not anything I did; it's what my immune system did all on its own. Surprised the fuck outa me. It's a full day later, and there's still some cold sniffles, but nothing else.

I'm ready to give my white blood cells a medal.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:21 AM (0ogQG)

527 Mark Steyn at the Restoration Weekend

https://youtu.be/cnJhGbUbRkY

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2018 01:21 AM (rnAwa)

528 Live for NA? Link?

Well there goes any chances of me finishing any stories this year. The accursed island of Lodoss.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 01:23 AM (2+EWn)

529 399 sig is way way better
Posted by: MAxIE at January




well, that is my inclination / belief / bias, but the Walther does feel really nice in your hand.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at January 21, 2018 01:23 AM (MTjB1)

530 Link -

http://www.playrecordoflodosswar.com/

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 01:24 AM (fqOFI)

531 Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:21

Glad you're feeling better, and glad I've avoided that this yr. Tho did have a nasty throat thing, I think it may have been strep.

Nite all, work beckons tomorrow. Be well and be wise.

Posted by: Farmer at January 21, 2018 01:25 AM (yJ1e6)

532 One weird thing about Lodoss I notice - the priests of the human kingdom are worshippers of a polytheistic pantheon but the architecture has a lot of crosses on it.

It's as if the Japanese in 1990 were really impressed with (and mostly-understood) European mediaeval society and culture, but hadn't quite grokked the religion behind it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 01:25 AM (6FqZa)

533 * trap door opens in front of buffet, and I climb out *

Got any cheese dip left?

...Pot, pot, pot, pot, pot, pot, pot and Pot...

It may already have been said, but I'm grateful that wasn't eight separate links!

Marijuana, grass, boo, weed, ganja, can o bliss, dope, smokems, hemp, reefer, bhang, gage, skunk, and oh yeah pot. M'yeah, I lived through the 60s/70s - I think.

Posted by: mindful webworker - get high: click here at January 21, 2018 01:26 AM (FZxI4)

534 Ugh I hate the character designs on the title page... giving me Legend of Crystania flashbacks.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 01:26 AM (2+EWn)

535 yay GnuBreed!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 01:26 AM (6FqZa)

536 523 That actually pissed me off a lot. One of the leagues I was bowling had a Down's Syndrome bowler. He was about a 160 average bowler and he tried really really hard. Most of the time he was fun to bowl with, but he could get frustrated from time to time. He could have whupped Sir Golf's Alot's ass.

Posted by: Old Blue


Iirc, there was some DS bowler who challenged TFG to a bowling match, vowing to kick his ass after these comments went viral.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:26 AM (0ogQG)

537 I'm ready to give my white blood cells a medal.


Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:21 AM (0ogQG)

Yeah, sometimes you just have to sweat it out. Drink a lot of fluids and just let your body do its thing. I hate the muscle aches. You just can't stretch far enough.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 01:28 AM (gEvQ8)

538 @532 One weird thing about Lodoss I notice - the priests of the human kingdom are worshippers of a polytheistic pantheon but the architecture has a lot of crosses on it.
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It's because the setting is more or less a straight-up Dungeons and Dragons setting. The default setting for the latter is a vaguely Middle Ages pre-gunpowder Europe, but with polytheistic religions. The original Lodoss story came from a series of pencil and paper RPG sessions that used that as the basis of the setting that the group was playing in.

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 01:29 AM (fqOFI)

539 History should never forget and always remember the eight years of horror and suffering America endured under the special needs affirmative action president.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rile the snake video in link at January 21, 2018 01:38 AM (FZxI4)

540 Lodoss was one group's home brew of Dungeons and Dragons. Which gave everyone who had watched the 13 OVA Lodoss a bad head cramp when Legend of Crystania came out. Crystania was based off the real game and what happened there so it included things that got dropped or changed for the OVA series. Crystania only makes continuity sense once Record of Lodoss War: Legend of the Heroic Knight TV series is watched.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 01:39 AM (2+EWn)

541 Paul must be a liberal.

Posted by: Lisl at January 21, 2018 01:39 AM (OAB5z)

542 @538 It's because the setting is more or less a straight-up Dungeons and Dragons setting. The default setting for the latter is a vaguely Middle Ages pre-gunpowder Europe, but with polytheistic religions. The original Lodoss story came from a series of pencil and paper RPG sessions that used that as the basis of the setting that the group was playing in.
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To add, since monotheistic religions seem to be anathema to your typical fantasy RPG game, the alternative to the polytheistic approach is something like The Light that the human kingdoms worship in Warcraft. The light is a sort of ill-defined holy energy. It's not entirely clear what it is or how it works, only that it exists and that specially trained faithful can channel it. The draenei worship it as well, and a crystalline race called the Naaru can use it in various ways.

With one notable exception, the rest of Azeroth's deities are a mixed bag of what are basically powerful spirits, demons, elder gods, and powerful aliens. The sole exception to this is the chief Night Elf goddess, Elune. It's not entirely clear just what Elune is (which is unusual, given how thorough Blizzard has been in defining all of the other deities) except that she's quite possibly the single most powerful being within the setting.

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 01:40 AM (fqOFI)

543 Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:26 AM (0ogQG)

In my bowling community, I've known several DS bowlers. Every one has been a nice person just trying to do the best they can in a world that sometimes can be confusing to them. Sometimes I'm amazed at the things that they find incredible that you and I would take for granted. I read that Iceland had passed a law saying that it was OK to abort a baby that would test for DS. I can't believe how inhumane that kind of attitude is. They have a LIFE! They may not be like us, but they still want to work, they want to love, they want to LIVE! They are not any different than us normal folk. Give them the gift of life.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 01:41 AM (gEvQ8)

544 @540 Crystania only makes continuity sense once Record of Lodoss War: Legend of the Heroic Knight TV series is watched.
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Unfortunately, imo, Heroic Knight stopped being enjoyable when the second party got introduced.

Never seen Crystania. I might watch it if I ever stumble across it. But I'm not really keeping an eye out for it.

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 01:43 AM (fqOFI)

545 Anna: what's the best way to watch the series? Some say watch the first 8 eps of the 1990 series and then jump into Legend of the Heroic Knight midway through... but HOW midway? start with episode 9 of that?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 01:44 AM (6FqZa)

546 In Heroic Knight, Ashram and Pirotess with their followers sail away.

Crystania at the very end is it revealed the female elf Cher is really Pirotess and she is trying to free Ashram who sold his own body to a god of the new island so that his people could have a place to live.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 01:47 AM (2+EWn)

547 @545 what's the best way to watch the series? Some say watch the first 8 eps of the 1990 series and then jump into Legend of the Heroic Knight midway through... but HOW midway? start with episode 9 of that?
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IIRC (and it's been a long time since I watched it), Heroic Knight starts after the party has already been assembled. You could probably watch the original series up through the end of the war, and then just jump right into Heroic Knight. IIRC, Heroic Knight opens with the war, so you'd get some overlap. But the details of the war are slightly different between the two series. So it'd give you a chance to get introduced to the characters as they're portrayed in Heroic Knight.

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 01:47 AM (fqOFI)

548 "...The light is a sort of ill-defined holy energy...."

That's how it works for most folks in RL, anyway, right?

Not a gamer.

But then, I'm usually "not" whatever intense subject of the night is.

Lurk & learn, though. Always something new to know.

Posted by: mindful webworker - fogey old as mud at January 21, 2018 01:49 AM (FZxI4)

549 Evening, Horde. Just settled into the motel in Helena, MT. Lots of snow from St. George through Prove, and then it cleared up completely by the time I reached Ogden. Good road conditions all the rest of the way to Helena.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2018 01:52 AM (r0bHR)

550 In Heroic Knight some time has passed since Parn's party did their great service. Because Slayn and Leila have a daughter named Neece who seems about 12 or so. But yes the war against Marmo continues until the end of Heroic Knight.

In Heroic Knight, Parn and Deederit are heroes. But they owe allegiance to no one and go about trying to make things better all across the island. Which is how they interact with the young knight Spark and his very mixed party.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 01:53 AM (2+EWn)

551 in the news - well, Newsweek, so you have to filter out the bullshit about the Schumer Shutdown: British and Canadian tourists in Jamaica have been warned not to venture from resorts in Montego Bay after a state of emergency was imposed in response to a spate of deadly shootings.

Gee, I wonder if there's a word for such a part of the world where you can't be sure of your physical safety on account that the people controlling it can't even maintain order.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 01:54 AM (6FqZa)

552 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2018 01:52 AM (r0bHR)

Just a light snow here in NW Denver. Low pressure setting up in SE CO. Could get interesting as it's an upslope flow. They were saying 4 to 6 inches in the Metro area, now it's 5 to 10. I stocked up on beer on the way home.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 01:57 AM (gEvQ8)

553
I'm ready to give my white blood cells a medal.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 01:21 AM (0ogQG

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*hoists glass*

BOO-yah!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 21, 2018 01:58 AM (KEGIV)

554 Old Blue: NW Denver, huh. That's...

...

... ten miles away.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 01:59 AM (6FqZa)

555 Evening, Horde. Just settled into the motel in Helena, MT. Lots of snow from St. George through Prove, and then it cleared up completely by the time I reached Ogden. Good road conditions all the rest of the way to Helena.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2018 01:52 AM (r0bHR)

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Godspeed, AOP!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 21, 2018 01:59 AM (KEGIV)

556 Stay safe and warm AoP.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 02:00 AM (2+EWn)

557 @550 Which is how they interact with the young knight Spark and his very mixed party.
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The focus doesn't shift to Spark until about halfway through the series, though.

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 02:00 AM (fqOFI)

558 Gee, I wonder if there's a word for such a part of the world where you can't be sure of your physical safety on account that the people controlling it can't even maintain order.

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"Chicago"?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 21, 2018 02:00 AM (KEGIV)

559 549 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2018 01:52 AM (r0bHR)

I've gotta admit, it would take a powerful incentive (ie, > .357 magnum) to get me to leave AZ for Alberta this time of year.

It got below freezing this last week in south MS, and I looked longingly at Miami.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 02:02 AM (0ogQG)

560 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 21, 2018 01:59 AM (6FqZa)

Yup. You're in the People's Republic of Boulder. Ten miles away up the Boulder Turnpike. In Boulder. You're like Zombie. Hiding out in plain sight amidst the enemy. I salute you, brave terlit hobo!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 21, 2018 02:03 AM (gEvQ8)

561 "I'll shoot you full of .38 Special holes if you don't head to Canada right now."

Me: "How many holes?"

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 02:06 AM (0ogQG)

562 Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2018 01:52 AM (r0bHR)

Safe travels.

Posted by: Adriane the Music to Vacation by Critic ... at January 21, 2018 02:07 AM (AoK0a)

563 GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 02:06 AM (0ogQG)

Dude. They said head to Canada. They didn't say anything about actually getting there ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music to Vacation by Critic ... at January 21, 2018 02:08 AM (AoK0a)

564 You know how far back I can trace Spark and his party in the Lodoss universe from what was printed in Japan?

The 1992 guide of the Record of Lodoss War PC game has them. AndRecord of Lodoss War Sneaker Bunko novelization book #6, out of 7 in the series, is where Parn and Spark first meet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 02:13 AM (2+EWn)

565 Got distracted. Back, but about to conk out as I should have hours ago.

Stay toasty, AOP.

I sometimes fantasize about getting an RV or trailer and just heading south for the winter, visiting north in the summer. More control than this staying in one place and letting the weather wash over us.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bz z z at January 21, 2018 02:15 AM (FZxI4)

566 Sneaker Bunk Lodoss RPG Book II here are Spark's stats.
ST 11 EN 11 AG 18 IN 10 LU 14 PB 16

From RPG Book I, Parn's starting stats are
ST 14 EN 13 AG 13 IN 14 LU 18 PB 12

For the PC game, Parn has better and worse stats
ST 17 EN 14 AG 10 IN 9 LU 16 PB 13

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 02:24 AM (2+EWn)

567 @564 The 1992 guide of the Record of Lodoss War PC game has them. AndRecord of Lodoss War Sneaker Bunko novelization book #6, out of 7 in the series, is where Parn and Spark first meet.
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Can't remember - does Spark get introduced before Heroic Knight shifts to him?

IIRC, the shift to Spark is the moment when I started to dislike Heroic Knight. I liked the new supporting party members, but not the new leads. Neece in particular bugged me. And her extremely young age didn't help.

Posted by: junior at January 21, 2018 02:27 AM (fqOFI)

568 I sometimes fantasize about getting an RV or trailer and just heading south for the winter, visiting north in the summer. More control than this staying in one place and letting the weather wash over us.

We have been living full time for 10 yrs. I just run my design studio out of my rig. Very liberating and we homeschooled our daughter. Also have been to all 50 states.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 21, 2018 02:27 AM (ukzXL)

569 Junior, well now I want to watch all of it again myself. Though thankfully I don't have a DVD copy of Crystania, because even though I know it follows in the time line, the character designs are simply horrendous and low budget.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 02:30 AM (2+EWn)

570 Quilter's Irish Death #568: We have been living full time for 10 yrs. I just run my design studio out of my rig. Very liberating and we homeschooled our daughter. Also have been to all 50 states.

Very cool. And encouraging.

Interesting nic.

I hear a pile of pillows and blankets calling me. They're mispronouncing my name, but I'm pretty sure they mean me.

Gooooooooood nt.

Posted by: mindful webworker - z z z z z at January 21, 2018 02:32 AM (FZxI4)

571 I've gotta admit, it would take a powerful incentive (ie, > .357 magnum) to get me to leave AZ for Alberta this time of year.

It got below freezing this last week in south MS, and I looked longingly at Miami.


Posted by: GnuBreed at January 21, 2018 02:02 AM (0ogQG)

I have a doctor appointment on Monday to get my eyes looked at. I will try to meet up with NorthernLurker, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2018 02:40 AM (r0bHR)

572 Well, my beer is all gone, and it's 0100 here, so I am going to go to bed. Road trip the rest of the way home tomorrow. No more than about 8 hours, though. Ten hours Friday, twelve today. That's door to door, with brief stops for fuel and dog draining. Stopped at favorite stopping place, Devil Creek Reservoir, near Malad, Idaho. Pogo can run off-leash there. So she ran out onto the frozen lake to greet a family ice-fishing, because there was a black Lab with them. Then ran back to the truck; wouldn't eat her dinner outside because her feet were cold.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2018 02:59 AM (r0bHR)

573 I Go Pogo!

Posted by: Walt Kelly at January 21, 2018 03:05 AM (IuPpm)

574 we have met the enemy, and he is us.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 21, 2018 03:06 AM (IuPpm)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 01-20-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Animation

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When I was growing up, movie animation was the Disney movies from the 90s. The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin. They were ubiquitous and formative about my views on what animation should look and feel like. They became, in a word, the standard in my mind.

I'm using the word standard a bit more pejoratively than I expected. I equate it to standard features on a car. Do you get excited about power steering, seat belts, or air conditioning anymore? Probably not. They're what you expect, and when looking at a new car, you take those elements for granted.

I bring this up because I've seen some things over the last few years that have really opened my eyes about the beauty of hand-drawn animation, and each one has the distinct value of being made by someone other than the Walt Disney Company. What made me fall in love with animation as an art form was those films that looked, moved, and felt different from Disney, while also being beautiful. I've previously talked about the 1971 short film version of A Christmas Carol and how I love it because it looks like the sketches from the book come to life. It's that sort of thing that sparks my imagination and gets me looking.

I'll admit it, though, I think my love of animation has begun to override my other critical impulses.


The Thief and the Cobbler

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Here's a movie where the history behind the film is more interesting than the film itself, and I love the film. Richard Williams was and is a great animator. He was in charge of the animation of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and used the success there to fund a movie he had been in some process of making on and off for about twenty years. He already had Vincent Price's performance as ZigZag in the can for years before he got serious money to make the film. Williams' process, though, is exacting and ever-expanding, which translated to a ballooning budget and production schedule, angering the studio so much that they eventually took the film from Williams and gave it to a bond company to finish. What was finished got released just after Aladdin, a movie to which it shared many similar visual cues. The documentary Persistence of Vision outright states that Disney stole those cues from Williams' long in production film, but because Disney was bigger and their movie got released sooner, everyone considered The Thief and the Cobbler to be a knockoff.

Which is really too bad, because what he put together, while choppy and disjointed, is wonderful. As I said earlier, he didn't actually finish the film. The movie released in theaters had songs added on, and a bunch of other changes, including new, much less impressively animated, sequences. However, the original vision is one of those counter-factuals that attracts the attention of a lot of movie fans. One of those fans has spent years trying to reconstruct the original idea as much as possible into what is called The Recobbled Cut, the entirety of which is available on Youtube.

Enough of that, though. Here's why I love this movie:

Do you see what he did with motion, design, and color to bring it all together? No matter how well or poorly that sequence fits into the movie, it's a thrill to watch. And, it involved not a single computer. The bit down the staircase, where the camera swings down? To my eyes, it looks like an early computer background with the characters animated on top of it. It was done by hand.

That, above, is a sequence done fairly early in the process that Williams used whenever he needed to find new funding or get support from a new executive. And it pretty consistently worked because it's gorgeous, complex, and wonderful.


The Secret of Kells

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Here's a movie that looks so different from most animated movies, that simply seeing it's poster in a gallery draws the eye. The movie's style almost completely eschews any sense of the third dimension, preferring to look more like a medieval tapestry than a modern animated film. It shares a certain aesthetic with the television show Samurai Jack but with greater detail and a gentler soul.

Below are two clips that exemplify what I mean when I find animation that is decidedly different from the standard to be fascinating and, when well done, beautiful.


CGI

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Comparing either of the two movies above (one that is more than 20 years old the other about to the most recent animated film from Disney and Pixar, Coco (a movie I love, by the way), and all I see is that traditional hand-drawn animation is still more beautiful and soulful than computer generated animation. No matter the beauty put into the designs of a computer-generated image, I always find that the image itself has a certain sterile feel to it in comparison. I don't disdain computer animation. I celebrate how it's allowed some very good stories to be told. Moana is an example of a movie that contains a lot of very detailed and realistic water effects that would be damn near impossible to create with hand-drawn animation.

And yet, there is no awe in me when I see the marvelous water effects in Moana. I feel like it's expected at this point. In my mind, computers can create any image, and it feels easy (I know that computer artists work really hard at a job that few people can do, but still, it feels like the computer is doing most of the work). Seeing a sequence come together like the war machine sequence in The Thief and the Cobbler or the fight against Maleficient in Sleeping Beauty and knowing that a team of people started with blank paper and came up with that is amazing to me.


Best Picture Update

The votes are in, and we have a winner.

I'm holding off for another week though. Because reasons. I'll let you know next week.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
12 Strong
Den of Thieves
Forever My Girl

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Fiddler on the Roof

Movies I Saw This Week:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) Poster blurb: "Really wants to entertain and succeeds about half the time." [Netflix Instant]
Bone Tomahawk (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Quiet western that becomes horrifying in the best of ways by the end." [Amazon Prime]
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "A wonderful little look into the life of a man and his dedication to his work." [Netflix Instant]
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Successful little thriller that relies on one of my pet peeves where the main characters know something but the audience doesn't until the end." ["Library"]
Salome (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) "Absolutely everything about this movie is wrong, and it's glorious. Whoever recommended that I watch this, thank you so much. Probably the earliest example of so bad its good." [Youtube]
I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Very funny movie made in the same stylistic vein as Blue Ruin and Green Room." [Netflix Instant]
Real Genius (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Witty and intelligently written while being consistently fun." [Netflix DVD]


Contact

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

I've also archived all the old posts here, by request. I'll add new posts a week after they originally post at the HQ.

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1 hallooo

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:41 PM (hMwEB)

2 I'm first? but OM already announced the nood...

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:42 PM (hMwEB)

3 for those with cable, free starz this weekend

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:42 PM (hMwEB)

4 Dickensian, Bought it and loved it.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 06:43 PM (Nyg5o)

5 Some of my favorite Disney animation are the short features, especially the Goofy ones where dozens of Goofys do things like play baseball. So damn funny, and very well made. And Donald Duck. Some of his tantrums were truly epic.

Need to go find some of those.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 06:45 PM (bNbo2)

6 KTY is dragging us to the movies tomorrow to watch a new Studio Ghibli movie, Mary and the Witch's Flower

apparently this is our only chance to see it or something

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:46 PM (hMwEB)

7 Worst ever animation? Lord of the Rings 1978.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:48 PM (WbIyz)

8 Top 100 !

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:48 PM (NcQCM)

9 I was promised nude movies...

Posted by: steevy at January 20, 2018 06:49 PM (LiyEm)

10 I dislike the kind of animation in the last picture, not sure why. Will watch it

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 06:49 PM (aC6Sd)

11 test

Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 06:49 PM (ir75J)

12 I was promised nude movies...



By whom ?

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:49 PM (NcQCM)

13 12 Strong is really bad!!!

Posted by: dealkiller at January 20, 2018 06:50 PM (Dhcvl)

14 7 Worst ever animation? Lord of the Rings 1978.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:48 PM (WbIyz)

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I actually really like that. The rotoscoping stuff provided some realistic movement. It's definitely not for everyone though. Does look kinda weird.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (Jj43a)

15 I am posting on a live thread? Unpossible.

Posted by: NZFrank withanM2 at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (56LWv)

16 Had a wish to see Fantasia again, and Songs of the South which is so verboten its not funny.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (aC6Sd)

17 and all I see is that traditional hand-drawn animation is still more beautiful and soulful than computer generated animation.


I saw an Antiques Roadshow kind of thing recently where someone had a model of a Disney character that was some sort of donkey. (I should know more, but I don't. Something Fantasia I think).

The thing that leapt out at me was that this is how Disney got the animators to stay on the same page. We're not coming up with our original ideas of what Peter Pan looks like (it was a donkey, Peter Pan isn't a donkey, stay with me, I'm trying here) it was saying "base everything off this model". And then you get the 3D and everything but the character starts from somewhere and has there to go back to.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (fuK7c)

18 For animation I love Miyazaki. I'm also in the process of re-watching Full Metal Alchemist.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 06:52 PM (NWiLs)

19 The rotoscoping stuff provided some realistic movement.


They just painted over live footage and you can see the real people through it.

That was pretty bad. It makes Fritz the Cat's animation look like Sleeping Beauty.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:52 PM (WbIyz)

20 Disney character that was some sort of donkey. (I should know more, but I don't. Something Fantasia I think).

Pinnochio, I am thinking.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 06:53 PM (bNbo2)

21 If it doesn't have dancing hippos in tutus, I'm not watching.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 06:53 PM (pvjTE)

22 Is the top still from "Black Cauldron"?

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 06:53 PM (ANIFC)

23 Saw 1st episode of Cowboy Beebop yesterday, but YouTube its difficult as its hard to find copies, somehow CrunchyRoll has it but wouldn't play on my tablet but don't remember if its a software or sign up that stopped it.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 06:54 PM (aC6Sd)

24 Bander, I have a program from the original run of Fantasia and they made little 3-D models of all the main characters so that the animators would have reference material.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:54 PM (qJtVm)

25 Also damm Peter Jackson to hell for Lord of the Rings. Just rereading the books. He needs to be drowned in his own shit.

Posted by: NZFrank withanM2 at January 20, 2018 06:54 PM (56LWv)

26 22 Is the top still from "Black Cauldron"?
Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 06:53 PM (ANIFC)

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Sleeping Beauty

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 06:54 PM (Jj43a)

27 The Balrog is the best part of Fantasia.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:55 PM (WbIyz)

28 Good Eeeeevinnnningggg

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 06:56 PM (w+Jhj)

29 Has anyone seen The Shape of Water? Saw it last weekend and loved it. I'm a huge Doug Jones fan as well as Del Toro.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:56 PM (dUJdY)

30 I saw an Antiques Roadshow kind of thing recently where someone had a model of a Disney character that was some sort of donkey. (I should know more, but I don't. Something Fantasia I think).

The thing that leapt out at me was that this is how Disney got the animators to stay on the same page. We're not coming up with our original ideas of what Peter Pan looks like (it was a donkey, Peter Pan isn't a donkey, stay with me, I'm trying here) it was saying "base everything off this model". And then you get the 3D and everything but the character starts from somewhere and has there to go back to.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (fuK7c)

There's a mini-doc on Pixar which plays on my OnDemand while waiting for me to make a choice, and Pixar animators still do work off real models to make the 3D renderings.

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 06:56 PM (ANIFC)

31 16
Had a wish to see Fantasia again, and Songs of the South which is so verboten its not funny.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (aC6Sd)

Disney re-releases Song of the South every few years like most of their old classics. The last time they released it I got three copies.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 06:57 PM (mpXpK)

32 Watching Paint Your Wagon, one of my favorite movies, ever.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 20, 2018 06:57 PM (IuYIh)

33 Not a movie but I like the "Archer" animation.

Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 06:57 PM (pkU+3)

34 Also damm Peter Jackson to hell for Lord of the Rings. Just rereading the books. He needs to be drowned in his own shit.
Posted by: NZFrank withanM2 at January 20, 2018 06:54 PM (56LWv)

Saw Fellowship of the Ring at the theater. Halfway through I was sulking like a teenager, arms folded, sighing, closing my eyes, hoping to fall asleep. Worst theater experience of my life. Fooking hate those movies (somehow my sons comvinced me to watch the whole trilogy on DVD...got worse)

Blasphemy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 06:57 PM (bNbo2)

35 "I actually really like that. The rotoscoping stuff provided some
realistic movement. It's definitely not for everyone though. Does look
kinda weird."

Like in "Wizards". That's a pretty wild movie.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 06:58 PM (w+Jhj)

36 Sleeping Beauty animation is cool. Same team as 101Dalmatians, Im guessing.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:58 PM (hMwEB)

37 Personally, I like the old Warner Bros and Looney Tunes animations. Even got my grandkids to watch them. The oldest's favorite was Tom and Jerry.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 06:58 PM (R5lpX)

38 Yea, movie thread!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 06:58 PM (xJa6I)

39
"April Showers" from Bambi;

https://tinyurl.com/y7m2t7w4

Old school animated water.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 06:58 PM (3DZIZ)

40 35 "I actually really like that. The rotoscoping stuff provided some
realistic movement. It's definitely not for everyone though. Does look
kinda weird."

Like in "Wizards". That's a pretty wild movie.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 06:58 PM (w+Jhj)

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I never liked Wizards. It felt like The work of a guy with a lot of ideas but nothing strong to connect them together with.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 06:59 PM (Jj43a)

41 I got to see a sneak preview of "Den of Thieves" a few months ago. I had to sign a NDA to not talk about it until it was released. I liked it. It was like a combo of "Heat", "Oceans 11" & "The Usual Suspects." A lot of action, drama, and yet a quite funny in parts. Some of it didn't quite flow, but they said it was a rough cut, and may not match the released film.

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (ANIFC)

42 33 Not a movie but I like the "Archer" animation.
Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 06:57 PM (pkU+3)

Plus it's funny as hell.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (NWiLs)

43 The oldest's favorite was Tom and Jerry.

Probably my second favorite. My favorite is Foghorn Leghorn.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

44 I binged thru Battlestar Galactica this week, right after binging thru Longmire

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (hMwEB)

45 The Thief and the Cobbler.

Like a lot of people, I'd never heard of it till now. No wonder -- apparently it got taken over by the Weinstein brothers who FUBAR'd it.

From the intro to the video by the person who posted it on youtube:
"Williams lost control over the film when it was mere minitues away from completion, resulting in an change in tone, and in some cases, animation (see my other Theif video). The movie was released in 1997 and was a complete flop due to the fact that Miramax had assraped it into being a Disney-style musical." [ Miramax = Weinsteins ]

And from this article - A review of several versions of "The Thief and the Cobbler":

"Later, Miramax bought the rights for distribution in the US, and Harvey Weinstein demanded that the movie be edited and recut even further. On top of the changes Calvert [ the 2nd director ] had made, Weinstein added new voice actors, new dialogue, and cut even more footage out, resulting in an abridged version that was released under the title Arabian Knight."


So Harvey Weinstein isn't just a perv, but an all around a**hole, a living stereotype of the greedy, crooked, stupid, a**hole Hollywood exec. His brother too.

Posted by: Hands at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (EzdLW)

46 I like the early Disney shorts too, like the Merrie Melodies series. Here's "Music Land":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dihJ1w48Jh0

It was a more civilized time, when characters wore gloves (though oftentimes no pants).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (qJtVm)

47 >>>>Is the top still from "Black Cauldron"?<<<<

Sleeping Beauty

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (3DZIZ)

48 LoTR could have used less "Dwarf" jokes and a LOT less Liv Tyler, but it wasn't that bad. Until the end, which they screwed up and missed the entire point of the books.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:01 PM (w+Jhj)

49 I watch LoTR movies but its not LoTR, he did forget transgender elves come to think of it.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:01 PM (aC6Sd)

50 Oops, Silly Symphonies, not Merrie Melodies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (qJtVm)

51 I like the rotoscoped orcs in the animated LotR.

Creepy and weird.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (3DZIZ)

52 45
So Harvey Weinstein isn't just a perv, but an all around a**hole, a living stereotype of the greedy, crooked, stupid, a**hole Hollywood exec. His brother too.
Posted by: Hands at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (EzdLW)

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The documentary about the movie, if I remember correctly, never mentions Weinstein by name. They were probably still terrified of pissing him off. If they were to make that documentary now, though...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (Jj43a)

53 Probably my second favorite. My favorite is Foghorn Leghorn.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

I say son, whatcha got there.

I liked them all. My better half hates animation or cartoons.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (R5lpX)

54 @22 Is the top still from "Black Cauldron"?
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I wonder how many people even remember that Disney once made a Black Cauldron movie?

It'd be nice to see someone make another attempt at it. The book series is quite good.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (fqOFI)

55 watching Coubterpart pilot on free Starz

huh, Lee Adama just showed up

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (hMwEB)

56 Speaking of animation, a shout out for Mel Blanc, best voice actor ever.

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner,the Tasmanian Devil.

Barney Rubble.

And many others.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (pV/54)

57 >> I binged thru Battlestar Galactica this week,

The new one (Ron D. Moore) or the old one, with Ben Cartwright?

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (8O3HH)

58 54 @22 Is the top still from "Black Cauldron"?
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I wonder how many people even remember that Disney once made a Black Cauldron movie?

It'd be nice to see someone make another attempt at it. The book series is quite good.
Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (fqOFI)

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I read yesterday that it's Disney's next live action remake they're putting into development.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (Jj43a)

59 Counterpart

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (hMwEB)

60 On topic first-

Animation is important to me. Growing up, only animation could make the truly fantastic come to life. Yes, ILM did wonders in Star Wars and Empire but it was largely done with minuatures and practical effects, good but still 'grounded' in something physical.

If you want a talking owl who can emote and convey power, frailty and strength all at once...well, you can only really find that in the animated movie the Secret of NIHM.

Want to see a superhero truly be super and interact with his environment using his powers? You need to animate him and his world. Marvel has solved that in the last six years, but growing up, CGI just was not there yet. Too expensive and too 'fake'.

Don't ask my why, but I'd accept 'fake' things easier if they were animated. An animated control panel or image felt more 'real' than early digital or a film insert would.

Likewise in themes, Japanese animation kept on telling stories adults might like long after Warner and Disney had pretty much abandoned that.

Starships, battle suits, sexy girls, sex itself even, sword fights, ninjas, fireballs, cyberware...Japan kept on making interesting stories that weren't directed at kids....until the late 90's when every protagonist got turned into a teenager. Grr.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

61 34 Hi Pug
As for the abortion that he did do The Hobbit. Grrrrrr...... He needs a blood eagle.

Posted by: NZFrank withanM2 at January 20, 2018 07:05 PM (56LWv)

62 46 I like the early Disney shorts too, like the Merrie Melodies series. Here's "Music Land":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dihJ1w48Jh0

It was a more civilized time, when characters wore gloves (though oftentimes no pants).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (qJtVm)

++++

The Merrie Melodies shorts were Warner Brothers, like Looney Tunes.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 07:05 PM (FUu/Z)

63 >>>>The Balrog is the best part of Fantasia.<<<<<

Chernabog is cool, but I've always been partial to the dancing mushrooms.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 07:05 PM (3DZIZ)

64 The new one (Ron D. Moore) or the old one, with Ben Cartwright?

==

new one

it's free on amazzon prime

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:05 PM (hMwEB)

65 "Probably my second favorite. My favorite is Foghorn Leghorn.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (dUJdY)



I say son, whatcha got there.



I liked them all. My better half hates animation or cartoons.

Posted by: Traveling Man"

'I had my feathers numbered, in case of just such an emergency' is one of my favorite sayings.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (w+Jhj)

66 42
33 Not a movie but I like the "Archer" animation.

Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 06:57 PM (pkU+3)



Plus it's funny as hell.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:00 PM (NWiLs)

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I've been watching some re-runs the past few days. Hoping they come out with a new season.


Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (pkU+3)

67 I got Lloyd Alexander to autograph a kids book once

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (hMwEB)

68 I loved all the old classic Disney animation movies. And Sleeping Beauty was one of the first ones I saw and so it has been my all time favorite. It seems that the 50s and early 60s were the classic years for Disney, but maybe that is because that was when I first started seing those movies.


I never did care that much for the Warner Brothers animations.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (mpXpK)

69 It'd be nice to see someone make another attempt at it. The book series is quite good.
Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (fqOFI)

Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain. Read them numerous times as a kid. I still have a battered paperback collection in my library. Great boy books.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (bNbo2)

70 66 I've been watching some re-runs the past few days. Hoping they come out with a new season.


Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (pkU+3)

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2 more then done.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:07 PM (Jj43a)

71 No mention of Anime Tentacle Porn. WTF?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 07:07 PM (vV/gB)

72 Before TV, animated shorts were often used in movie theaters to fill the time while old school projectionists reversed the reels for the features.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:07 PM (pV/54)

73 April Showers" from Bambi;

Oh that's amazing.

I sometimes fall into the hole of thinking that everything from the past is stupid, but that's not. At all.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 20, 2018 07:07 PM (fuK7c)

74 Other day I was whistling Barber of Seville, everything I know about opera I learned from Bugs Bunny.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:08 PM (aC6Sd)

75 Now, another wall of text!

I saw '12 Strong' yesterday.

And...it's ok. '13 Hours' did a better job, honestly. Though Chris Hemsworth has real charisma. The story of the first Special Forces troops into Afghanistan is told simply and accurately. Though once again, it seems like just about every military wife is a ball-cutting bitch. Dunno why. Only one really seemed to be a grown up about her SOLDIER husband going off to war.

Fight choreography was 'ok', not great. Setting was good, 'Afghanistan' looked great on the screen. Some digital 'blood' and explosions it seems but other practical effects were used.

There is the right amount of flag waving and a good amount of jargon, specific details and clueless upper officers without going too far in those directions.

Go see it, it's Moron fuel, even if it's not perfect.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:08 PM (xJa6I)

76 68
I never did care that much for the Warner Brothers animations.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (mpXpK)

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For non Disney stuff, I've always had a real soft spot for Anastasia. There's some wonderful animation in that movie like when she goes to the abandoned palace and her memories busy out in color from the windows.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:08 PM (Jj43a)

77 I really liked the LoTR's Extended Version DVDs. No, they are not the book. Probably one of the best fiction books ever written. I try not to compare movies based on books with the books themselves. Not really fair. To get LoTR's exactly like the books, it would be 800 hours long. There was just no way to do it.

Animation wise; has anybody mentioned Heavy Metal yet. Love the animation and the soundtrack is the GREATEST SOUNDTRACK EVAH!! Plus, nekid women!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (peJQi)

78 64
The new one (Ron D. Moore) or the old one, with Ben Cartwright?



==


new one



it's free on amazzon prime

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:05 PM
(hMwEB)
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First season was good, especially the third episode I think it was. 33May have to watch it tonight.

Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (pkU+3)

79 Burst... Not busy

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (Jj43a)

80 I never did care that much for the Warner Brothers animations.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (mpXpK)

++++

You realize, of course, that this means war.

*smacks Vic in the face with glove*

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (FUu/Z)

81 69 It'd be nice to see someone make another attempt at it. The book series is quite good.
Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 07:02 PM (fqOFI)

Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain. Read them numerous times as a kid. I still have a battered paperback collection in my library. Great boy books.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:06 PM (bNbo2)

:fist bump

That was my first fantasy series I read when I was in Middle School. Good books that still hold up today. I like Taran Wanderer the most, I think.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (xJa6I)

82 Peter and the Wolf. Great animation, wonderful music. I can still hum most of the score in my head. need to find that one somewhere. Been a long time.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (bNbo2)

83 I liked Shape of Water. Very del Toro.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (pV/54)

84 Who are these ink stains?

Posted by: Felix the Cat at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (BxkYl)

85 78 First season was good, especially the third episode I think it was. 33May have to watch it tonight.
Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (pkU+3)

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33 was the first episode of the series proper. Everything before was the miniseries pilot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (Jj43a)

86 Animation wise; has anybody mentioned Heavy Metal yet. Love the animation and the soundtrack is the GREATEST SOUNDTRACK EVAH!! Plus, nekid women!
Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (peJQi)

I also love that movie. Last gasp of grown up animation in the US...even if it's more 'teenaged boy' than 'grown up'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (xJa6I)

87 Does anyone remember Clutch Cargo? It was animated stills with only the jaws moving. Weird, but we watched it cuz only three channels and moving cartoons were in short supply. Watched Roy Rogers, Rin Tin Tin, and Sky King serials.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 07:11 PM (vV/gB)

88 I like Taran Wanderer the most, I think.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (xJa6I)

I believe that was my favorite as well. I might just throw that back on the to-read pile. Might be fun.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:11 PM (bNbo2)

89 Warner Brothers' DC comics straight to DVD movies are pretty good.

Have a soft spot for the Robotech series from the 80s that took several unrelated Japanese series and linked them together for an American re-imagining.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 20, 2018 07:11 PM (6n332)

90 yeah 33 is intense

if you are watching on Amazon, the pilot mini series is also free

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:11 PM (hMwEB)

91 Top image is from Sleeping Beauty.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:12 PM (xJa6I)

92 When I was growing up, movie animation was the Disney movies from the 90s.

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Wait, so you're saying you really are 29?

Posted by: ShainS at January 20, 2018 07:12 PM (BiLU+)

93 The Igno_daughter says Shape of Water is The Iron Giant with a love interest. I confessed to her that I haven't seen Giant, which she says is one of the best movies ever. I have to rectify this.

A Brad Bird film. I've already circled Jine 15 on my calendar for when Incredibles 2 comes out.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:13 PM (pV/54)

94 89 Warner Brothers' DC comics straight to DVD movies are pretty good.

Have a soft spot for the Robotech series from the 80s that took several unrelated Japanese series and linked them together for an American re-imagining.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 20, 2018 07:11 PM (6n332)

Jah, agreed.

The animated Suicide Squad is much better than the movie (apart from Margot Robie's bod), and it tells a better story in half the time of the live action abortion.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:13 PM (xJa6I)

95 I used to like the cartoon shorts between intermissions at the movies. And the little food thingamabobs that would march around and tell you to get goodies at the snack bar.

Do they still do intermissions?.....another lost piece of our once civilized world.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 07:13 PM (EoRCO)

96 Walt Longmire > Bill Adama

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:13 PM (hMwEB)

97 I don't care what anyone says I like Fantasia. It's perfect.

Posted by: freaked at January 20, 2018 07:13 PM (UdKB7)

98 "Animation wise; has anybody mentioned Heavy Metal
yet. Love the animation and the soundtrack is the GREATEST SOUNDTRACK
EVAH!! Plus, nekid women!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (peJQi)



I also love that movie. Last gasp of grown up animation in the US...even if it's more 'teenaged boy' than 'grown up'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards"

And Bruce Willis' character in Fifth Element is a takeoff of the taxi driver in Heavy Metal. And the "Orb of Evil" storyline.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:13 PM (w+Jhj)

99

The early years of Disney animated feature films are probably the benchmark for animation. All done by hand and they are breathtaking. Snow White and The Seven Dwarves on the big screen is a revelation. Unearthly good.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 07:14 PM (qGuLD)

100 Iron Giant is too sad for kids

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:14 PM (hMwEB)

101 33 was the first episode of the series proper. Everything before was the miniseries pilot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (Jj43a)

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OK, thanks.

Posted by: Javems at January 20, 2018 07:14 PM (pkU+3)

102 >>new one

it's free on amazzon prime

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I was a big fan of that in the day. I got into that more than any other show, I think before, and haven't since and probably won't.

I've got the whole thing on DVDs. But I got so mad at the ending, I haven't wanted to rewatch it. I will someday I think, but that ending just made me want to airlock Ron Moore.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 07:14 PM (8O3HH)

103 92 When I was growing up, movie animation was the Disney movies from the 90s.

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Wait, so you're saying you really are 29?
Posted by: ShainS at January 20, 2018 07:12 PM (BiLU+)

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32.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:15 PM (Jj43a)

104 25
Also damm Peter Jackson to hell for Lord of the Rings. Just rereading the books. He needs to be drowned in his own shit.

Posted by: NZFrank withanM2 at January 20, 2018 06:54 PM (56LWv)

I need to reread them again.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 07:15 PM (8iiMU)

105 And Bruce Willis' character in Fifth Element is a takeoff of the taxi driver in Heavy Metal. And the "Orb of Evil" storyline.


Heh! I caught that the first time I saw Fifth Element.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:15 PM (peJQi)

106 102
I've got the whole thing on DVDs. But I got so mad at the ending, I haven't wanted to rewatch it. I will someday I think, but that ending just made me want to airlock Ron Moore.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 07:14 PM (8O3HH)

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I love the ending. It actually says two diametrically opposed things. The first is said by Baltar in his speech, but the second is told dramatically throughout the course of the episode. It's a wonderfully complex ending of ideas.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:17 PM (Jj43a)

107 Oh man, any fans of The last Unicorn? I loved the book by Peter S. Beagle as a lass and I think the animated version is a very very faithful adaptation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-UpwWauZ50

It's very Rankin-Bass but I like it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:17 PM (qJtVm)

108 Animation wise; has anybody mentioned Heavy Metal yet. Love the animation and the soundtrack is the GREATEST SOUNDTRACK EVAH!! Plus, nekid women!
Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (peJQi)

I also love that movie. Last gasp of grown up animation in the US...even if it's more 'teenaged boy' than 'grown up'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (xJa6I)


Hell yeah, great movie.

STERRRNNNNNNN

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 20, 2018 07:17 PM (aMlLZ)

109 39
"April Showers" from Bambi;

https://tinyurl.com/y7m2t7w4

Old school animated water.
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 06:58 PM (3DZIZ)

Very nice, thanks for sharing that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:17 PM (xJa6I)

110 12 Strong: "The story of the first Special Forces troops into Afghanistan is told
simply and accurately. Though once again, it seems like just about
every military wife is a ball-cutting bitch......"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - -

LOL. when 9/11 happened, and when i called my wife to tell her i'd likely have to go to Afghanistan immediately.... her reply was, "Just kill the bastards." that has become our sort of inside joke.

Posted by: lurkingdude at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (XHKtF)

111 Animation wise; has anybody mentioned Heavy Metal
yet. Love the animation and the soundtrack is the GREATEST SOUNDTRACK
EVAH!! Plus, nekid women!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (peJQi)

I've never seen it.

But I love BOC.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (8iiMU)

112 108 Animation wise; has anybody mentioned Heavy Metal yet. Love the animation and the soundtrack is the GREATEST SOUNDTRACK EVAH!! Plus, nekid women!
Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (peJQi)

I also love that movie. Last gasp of grown up animation in the US...even if it's more 'teenaged boy' than 'grown up'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:10 PM (xJa6I)


Hell yeah, great movie.

STERRRNNNNNNN
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 20, 2018 07:17 PM (aMlLZ)

"Hangin's too good for him! Burnings too good for him!"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (xJa6I)

113 when 9/11 happened, and when i called my wife to tell her i'd likely have to go to Afghanistan immediately.... her reply was, "Just kill the bastards." that has become our sort of inside joke.
Posted by: lurkingdude at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (XHKtF)

Good on you both!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (xJa6I)

114 89 Warner Brothers' DC comics straight to DVD movies are pretty good.

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I'm waiting for "Gotham By Gaslight" movie to come out.

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (ANIFC)

115 Williams' process, though, is exacting and ever-expanding, which translated to a ballooning budget and production schedule, angering the studio so much that they eventually took the film from Williams and gave it to a bond company to finish.

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I keep reading stories about film projects that went over budget so the studio just shut it down or the director was forced to release it in a truncated form.

Why do I never read the same about government projects? Maybe Trump should appoint some studio bosses to head up some agencies.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (/qEW2)

116 "snow white and the seven dwarfs".

sure, it's cis-gendered and the singing is dubbed (as well as the seven dwarfs!), but it still surprises with beautiful effects. there was absolutely nothing like it before, no precedent or craft to rely on. & it succeeds brilliantly.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (Pg+x7)

117 Don't worry, Charlie...I've got an angle.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (NWiLs)

118 I saw Heavy Metal the first time at a drive in when it came out. What a trip. I think it was a double with Kentucky Fried Movie.

Posted by: freaked at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (UdKB7)

119 Hey everybody. TJM, have you (or any of the cobs) ever done a movie thread all about coming-of-age movies?

I could spend an entire afternoon here just singing the praises of Breaking Away. Such a great flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (eMKNe)

120 YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THE HIGHLANDER SERIES

Posted by: ROB GRONKOWSKI at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (YwGz6)

121 107 Oh man, any fans of The last Unicorn? I loved the book by Peter S. Beagle as a lass and I think the animated version is a very very faithful adaptation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-UpwWauZ50

It's very Rankin-Bass but I like it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:17 PM (qJtVm)

I saw Last Unicorn at the Cinerama in Seattle. It had a live interview with Beagle.

It has some very good stuff in it, but also a lot of Schmedrick.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (xJa6I)

122 >> Plus, nekid women!

You know, I can come to like anything that has hot nekkid womyns in it.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (8O3HH)

123 115 I keep reading stories about film projects that went over budget so the studio just shut it down or the director was forced to release it in a truncated form.

Why do I never read the same about government projects? Maybe Trump should appoint some studio bosses to head up some agencies.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (/qEW2)

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Movies are expected to make a profit. Governments are not.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:20 PM (Jj43a)

124 The Incredibles was a great movie.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 07:20 PM (hyuyC)

125 Also I've mentioned this before, but I watched The Sting last weekend.

It's true, Robert Shaw was such a fantastic actor. I'm surprised it didn't become a nationwide fad for a while to end every sentence with "ya folla?" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:21 PM (eMKNe)

126 Astro Boy

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 07:21 PM (hMwEB)

127 98 "Animation wise; has anybody mentioned Heavy Metal
yet. Love the animation and the soundtrack is the GREATEST SOUNDTRACK
EVAH!! Plus, nekid women!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:09 PM (peJQi)



I also love that movie. Last gasp of grown up animation in the US...even if it's more 'teenaged boy' than 'grown up'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards"

And Bruce Willis' character in Fifth Element is a takeoff of the taxi driver in Heavy Metal. And the "Orb of Evil" storyline.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:13 PM (w+Jhj)

That I did not know, though I could see it.

In that case, Bruce should have banged LeeLoo way earlier in that flick.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:21 PM (xJa6I)

128 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

I first read Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of Nimh back in about 5th grade. Didn't see the movie til years later and loved it equally.

Posted by: Son of Sam the butcher at January 20, 2018 07:21 PM (VJBq9)

129 Rankin-Bass???

I've been wanting to get a copy of Mad Monster Party on DVD forever. I should probably do it before it goes out of print. (The blu-ray did go OOP and is already priced outrageously at Amazon.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:22 PM (eMKNe)

130 Why do I never read the same about government projects? Maybe Trump should appoint some studio bosses to head up some agencies.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (/qEW2)

Steve Mnuchin(?) is a Hollywood producer. I remember the liberal outrage du jour when he recommended people see "Lego Batman" because that was grounds for impeachment or some shit.

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 07:22 PM (ANIFC)

131 "Why do I never read the same about government projects? Maybe Trump should appoint some studio bosses to head up some agencies."

California high speed rail won't even be direct to DVD.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:23 PM (pV/54)

132 99

The early years of Disney animated feature films are probably the benchmark for animation. All done by hand and they are breathtaking. Snow White and The Seven Dwarves on the big screen is a revelation. Unearthly good.
Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 07:14 PM (qGuLD)

If you get the chance, see 'My Neighbor Totoro' on the big screen. Also hand-drawn, breathtaking in places.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:23 PM (xJa6I)

133 A neat callback in Finding Nemo is when the whale coughs them up a) he looks like Monstro from Pinnochio and b) they play the opening bars of Whale of a Tale from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 07:23 PM (3DZIZ)

134 128 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

I first read Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of Nimh back in about 5th grade. Didn't see the movie til years later and loved it equally.
Posted by: Son of Sam the butcher at January 20, 2018 07:21 PM (VJBq9)

Cool.

I've read the book too.

A lot of folks seem to hate one or the other and I never understood that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:24 PM (xJa6I)

135 132
If you get the chance, see 'My Neighbor Totoro' on the big screen. Also hand-drawn, breathtaking in places.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:23 PM (xJa6I)

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I was originally going to wow about Ponyo, but I couldn't find a good clip of it's opening, so I did the Secret of Kells instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:24 PM (Jj43a)

136 "Steve Mnuchin(?) is a Hollywood producer."

It's a hobby. How to meet hot women, like his new wife.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:24 PM (pV/54)

137 "The Incredibles was a great movie.

Posted by: NaCly Dog"


'Honey, where is my Super Suit?'

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:24 PM (w+Jhj)

138 "Hangin's too good for him! Burnings too good for him!"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (xJa6I)


he should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried aliiiivve

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 20, 2018 07:25 PM (aMlLZ)

139 @74 everything I know about opera I learned from Bugs Bunny.
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Kill da wabbit!

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 07:26 PM (fqOFI)

140 I keep reading stories about film projects that went over budget so the studio just shut it down or the director was forced to release it in a truncated form.

Why do I never read the same about government projects? Maybe Trump should appoint some studio bosses to head up some agencies.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 07:19 PM (/qEW2)

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Well there was the A-12, B-2, F-22, and Zumwalt-class in defense procurement. Not to mention two iterations of a new amphib personnel carrier for the Marines etc,etc,,,etc.

Or anything NASA started in the last two decades.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 20, 2018 07:26 PM (giT7q)

141 There is a Van Gogh movie recently out made of 70,000 frame-by-frame oil paintings (by a bunch of different artists). A real labor of love. Looks like it's something else.

Posted by: Mega at January 20, 2018 07:26 PM (rv0Fo)

142

Must mention "Yellow Submarine". Distinctive and trippy.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 07:26 PM (qGuLD)

143 135 132
If you get the chance, see 'My Neighbor Totoro' on the big screen. Also hand-drawn, breathtaking in places.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:23 PM (xJa6I)

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I was originally going to wow about Ponyo, but I couldn't find a good clip of it's opening, so I did the Secret of Kells instead.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:24 PM (Jj43a)

Ponyo is odd. Some scenes I like a lot but other sequences and the story overall just bumped me. Maybe it was Liam Neeson's voice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:26 PM (xJa6I)

144 His name is Paul! I've rented him for the weekend!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:26 PM (9tO1t)

145 I was a big fan of the illustration books Heavy Metal, wish I had them but was in England at time and not sure they came home with me. But love that art style and see it in figures at the Miniature Page

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:26 PM (aC6Sd)

146 Movie animation?

The Pink Panther was its own genre. Never have pre-credits drawn so much attention.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 07:27 PM (YFnq5)

147 The Incredibles is far and away my favorite of the modern animated movies.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:27 PM (bNbo2)

148 138 "Hangin's too good for him! Burnings too good for him!"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (xJa6I)


he should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried aliiiivve
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 20, 2018 07:25 PM (aMlLZ)

Heh.

*Cues up 'Reach Out'*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:27 PM (xJa6I)

149 Some of my favorite Disney animation are the short features, especially the Goofy ones where dozens of Goofys do things like play baseball.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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There is a Disney animation (may have been a project short) not to be widely released of The Matchstick Girl. I hadn't ever read the short story by Hans Christian Andersen so the ending was a complete shock to me. A very well done project but it tore my guts out and I boo-hoo'd like a teenaged girl.

Just really hit me for some reason.

Took the granddaughters to see Paddington 2 today at a newly renovated movie house. It was terrific for the younger crowd. However, the previews for upcoming releases beforehand were appalling. Ostensibly for young children, the trailers were full of fart and sex jokes and double entendres. Not child friendly at all.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 07:27 PM (tr2D7)

150 @81 I like Taran Wanderer the most, I think.
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Taran Wanderer would probably cause real fits with the scriptwriters of today, since that's the book that completely cuts out Eilonwy (except maybe for cameos at the start and/or finish).

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 07:28 PM (fqOFI)

151 The Great Owl was badass.

"Whooo are yoooo?"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 07:28 PM (3DZIZ)

152 Gah, wife wants to hit the gym.

I'd better go, too. But heh, made it to the thread for once!

Take care folks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:28 PM (xJa6I)

153 Another good one is "The Secret World of Arrietty".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:28 PM (w+Jhj)

154 John Candy as Dor: She had most amazing eyes!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:28 PM (bNbo2)

155 Guys... I am tired. For the last time tonight, I'll offer my own email, so as to pass-on the P.O. Box for Northernlurker.

home made gravy 71 (alloneword) at the Hooya dot com.

Please pass this along the Back Channels so I can let everyone know about the simplest way to send a check or a money order.

You ALL have my permission to send my email along, so as to raise money for our Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 07:28 PM (Ckg4U)

156 No Claymation films or shorts?

I can't even.....

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 07:29 PM (jeefx)

157 Thanks, TJM.

When I was growing up, movie animation was "Bambi Meets Godzilla." j/k

I'm embarrassed to admit I fell asleep during my first attempt to watch "Fantasia"; I might have been exhausted from work at the time.

Looking forward to watching The Recobbled Cut of "The Thief and the Cobbler" (looks great, and that's interesting about having Vincent Price's performance in the can for years) as well as The Secret Of Kells -- neither of which I'd previously known existed.

Posted by: ShainS at January 20, 2018 07:29 PM (BiLU+)

158 Brad Bird hadn't intended to be the final voice of Edna Mode, the fashion lady in The Incredibles but it came out too well.

She's a take-off on Edith Head who won eight Oscars for costumes.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:29 PM (pV/54)

159 Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 07:27 PM (tr2D7)

The Matchstick Girl. Totally with you there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:30 PM (bNbo2)

160 Likewise in themes, Japanese animation kept on telling stories adults might like long after Warner and Disney had pretty much abandoned that.
Starships, battle suits, sexy girls, sex itself even, sword fights, ninjas, fireballs, cyberware...Japan kept on making interesting stories that weren't directed at kids....until the late 90's when every protagonist got turned into a teenager. Grr.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

I once watched a pre-war Jap cartoon (1940?) about a little island in the Pacific where the peaceful natives are all doing their thing when the American Mickey Mouses shows up with black bat wings and attack the island and bomb them until the heroic Japs show up and defend them from such unwarranted aggression.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 07:30 PM (EoRCO)

161

I can't get into "modern" computer animated stuff. It just looks plastic and void of life. With one exception... The Toy Story films. For some reason it WORKS... the style of animation actually suits a story as seen from the perspective of children's toys.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 07:30 PM (qGuLD)

162 And ya gotta have some love for "Up", just for the whole Squirrel! bit.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:31 PM (w+Jhj)

163 I would stay on this thread, but I must join the neighborhood burial detail. The bodies are piling up fast out in the street. We may have to turn to large pyres.

On the upside, the NPS will not hamper our cutting of firewood in the National Forest.

Posted by: Armageddon, not the movie at January 20, 2018 07:32 PM (5OO3x)

164 I watched one called Evangelion recently that I found at the library after another Moron mentioned an old movie/show and this new updated version.

The animation was absolutely mindblowing, and I don't think there was much computer generated with it. I could be completely wrong, of course, but it looked a like meticulously hand-drawn cartoon that would've taken tens of thousands of man hours.

Random grab that isn't even particularly special:

https://tinyurl.com/q6otfma

Just the clouds and shadows and detailed cities were incredible, and then there were these intricate (giant) robots and monsters and the people involved. It was amazing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:33 PM (ks6bw)

165 162 And ya gotta have some love for "Up", just for the whole Squirrel! bit.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:31 PM (w+Jhj)

Good movie, but easily the most gut-wrenching first ten minutes I've ever seen. The themes of loss and obsession were very interesting.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:33 PM (NWiLs)

166 One of my favorites is Bolt. The last scene gets me every time.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:33 PM (2DOZq)

167 Hate animation, never liked cartoons much. Loved the LOTR movies probably because I never read the books. Husband reads the books every year and wasn't happy with the movies.

Posted by: Abby at January 20, 2018 07:33 PM (YS7Pk)

168 "Brad Bird hadn't intended to be the final voice of Edna Mode, the fashion lady in The Incredibles but it came out too well.



She's a take-off on Edith Head who won eight Oscars for costumes.

Posted by: Ignoramus"

Until now I'd always thought that was Robin Williams. Damn.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:34 PM (w+Jhj)

169 Song of the South > Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 07:34 PM (jeefx)

170 "Brad Bird hadn't intended to be the final voice of Edna Mode, the fashion lady in The Incredibles but it came out too well.

Fine, dahling, I fix the hobo suit.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:34 PM (NWiLs)

171 Does anyone remember Clutch Cargo? It was animated stills with only the jaws moving. Weird, but we watched it cuz only three channels and moving cartoons were in short supply. Watched Roy Rogers, Rin Tin Tin, and Sky King serials.
Posted by: Puddin Head
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I thought I hallucinated Clutch Cargo.

You're old Puddin Head.

Oh yeah, get off my yard.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (tr2D7)

172 "Good movie, but easily the most gut-wrenching first
ten minutes I've ever seen. The themes of loss and obsession were very
interesting.

Posted by: Insomniac"

My wife started bawling when we first watched it because of our own troubles with that exact same problem.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (w+Jhj)

173 Seven of those classic Disney shorts are available on a DVD called Melody Time. I have that one and amazon is still selling it. unfortunately it is being priced far too high for a DVD now.


No pic visible at Amazon so here is the one from Disney.


http://tinyurl.com/ybuvmslo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (mpXpK)

174 The Lego movies use computer animation exactly how they should. The first one was great even though it has Will Ferrel in it. The Batman one is very clever, too. Even the Ninjago one is worth seeing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (ks6bw)

175 I am in the minority but I really disliked Up. Maybe Ed Asher's commie assholishness soaked through his voiceover.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (2DOZq)

176
I wonder if the animation for "The Thief and the Cobbler" was done in Eastern Europe.

It shares to same sterile anti-entertainment feel of those old Tom and Jerry cartoons made in Europe cuz it was much cheaper.

Hard to imagine Tom and Jerry laugh-free and boring. Welp, brother they managed it.

No doubt that TTaTC was technically a hand drawn marvel, but I found it completely entertainment free.

Maybe if I saw it from the beginning...but there was no attempt at all to let us feel what the Thief(?) was feeling or how, why, and where it was happening....just geometrical psychedelica.

Like Richard Williams was trying to achieve the animator's equivalent of the Stargate scene from 2001...only with less purpose.

Meh on Eastern European animators.(if that's who did it).

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 07:36 PM (9q7Dl)

177 Good movie, but easily the most gut-wrenching first ten minutes I've ever seen. The themes of loss and obsession were very interesting.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:33 PM (NWiLs)

Yup. Pixar movies are very good at telling the story of humanity through animation. Up is my second-favorite modern animated film, after the Incredibles. The Toy Story films are third.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:36 PM (bNbo2)

178 Literally a crime to leave off the Claymation classic of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 07:36 PM (jeefx)

179 I can't get into "modern" computer animated stuff. It just looks plastic and void of life. With one exception... The Toy Story films. For some reason it WORKS... the style of animation actually suits a story as seen from the perspective of children's toys.
Posted by: otho
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Same here. In spite of all of the swell computer generated this or that, it sooner or later seems either too one dimensional, or too detailed. Neither fish nor fowl.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (5OO3x)

180 Somehow didn't see Who Framed Rodger Rabbit till last year, I liked it

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (aC6Sd)

181
Another distinctive and trippy flick... "Fantastic Planet".

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (qGuLD)

182
I used to like the cartoon shorts between intermissions at the movies. And the little food thingamabobs that would march around and tell you to get goodies at the snack bar.

Let's all go to the lobby

https://youtu.be/40cT6I21JV4

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (IqV8l)

183 32.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at January 20, 2018 07:15 PM (Jj43a)

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Interesting. I think I've watched a lot of movies in my lifetime (now 56), much more than the average American, and your catalog seems much more extensive, so I assumed you were older.

I remember you originally noting that you did watch a tremendous number of movies weekly. Not sure what your occupation is but, assuming not film-related, it'd be neat if you could somehow utilize your extensive movie knowledge to meld with and capitalize on your passionate avocation for movies.

Posted by: ShainS at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (BiLU+)

184 The Toy Stories look like toys. It's not hyperrealistic.

Pixar movies can fail for me when they push realism too much, because it will often be off and fail. I thought that about Coco. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

Toy Story 3 is perfection, because of the script and the well-voiced characters that developed over the series.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (pV/54)

185 I always liked Despicable Me. Dude drives around in a big obnoxious fire belching ozone melter and don't give a rat's ass.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 20, 2018 07:38 PM (aMlLZ)

186 Skip, you can watch cowboy bebop on a free streaming service called Tubi.

Posted by: Thursby at January 20, 2018 07:38 PM (WVn9a)

187 Wallace and Gromit, any of them, but especially 'The Wrong Trousers'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:38 PM (5OO3x)

188 Ratatouille is a laugh riot, and has some really great animation to boot.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:38 PM (w+Jhj)

189 I would give a link to some of the hallucinogenic animation from Superjail! but it is gleefully revolting and would upset those of a delicate constitution.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:38 PM (qJtVm)

190 Good movie, but easily the most gut-wrenching first ten minutes I've ever seen. The themes of loss and obsession were very interesting.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:33 PM (NWiLs)



Yeah, I felt a bit sucker punched. Cuz I drag the kids in to see a fun Disney cartoon and I'm crying like a baby.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 07:39 PM (9q7Dl)

191 Despicable Me also one of my favorites.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:39 PM (2DOZq)

192 127:In that case, Bruce should have banged LeeLoo way earlier in that flick.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



Well he did "try" and nearly got his head blown off.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:39 PM (peJQi)

193 No anime tentacle porn reviews?
You people are freaks!

Posted by: kurt von eichenwald at January 20, 2018 07:39 PM (ewxPW)

194 I got nothing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 07:40 PM (/SISC)

195 Fractured Fairytales.

Are they available on DVD?

Posted by: pogomip at January 20, 2018 07:40 PM (uUGkr)

196 What no Puppetmation?

Posted by: Kermit the Frog at January 20, 2018 07:40 PM (jeefx)

197 I also like The Beavis and Butthead movie .

I am Cornholio!

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:41 PM (2DOZq)

198 You can use cats to become ghosts to assist for the purposes of home burglaries? Nice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 07:41 PM (/qEW2)

199 Sorry for the OT but quick question. I moved the pork butt and belly from the smoker to the oven as they had not reached quite 200 in the center.

Here's my question, can I just leave the thermometer in the meat in the oven, or should I poke it in at intervals?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:41 PM (WbIyz)

200 Tubi will look that up.
I have watched Girls und Panzer twice, want to see the movie but don't do Netflix.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:41 PM (aC6Sd)

201 I am in the minority but I really disliked Up. Maybe Ed Asher's commie assholishness soaked through his voiceover.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (2DOZq)


Yeah it took me a little bit to get over that. Great movie, but why that bastard was cast is beyond me. Maybe they needed that dickishness to come through.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM (aMlLZ)

202 Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:41 PM (WbIyz)

That's what she said.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM (2DOZq)

203 I finally got to see Valerian last week: a movie I'd waited for months to see because I missed it in theaters. It came out at the same time as Dunkirk, which booked all the IMAX theaters, and so shut Valerian out of it's natural venues.

I have to say, it was a disappointment. It was visually sumptuous, yes, but the plot and especially the casting were so bad that it spoiled the whole thing. The chick with the eyebrows, of which I am normally a big fan. couldn't act, but that was okay because neither could the leading man.

But the eyebrows......like two caterpillars on her face.

Anyway, as I said, a disappointment. CGI simply isn't a substitute for plot and acting skill.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM (LAe3v)

204 181
Another distinctive and trippy flick... "Fantastic Planet".
Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (qGuLD)

Rene Laloux, n'est ce pas? He was really weird.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM (NWiLs)

205 Let's all go to the lobby

https://youtu.be/40cT6I21JV4
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 07:37 PM (IqV8l)

Cool! Thanks BC Jr.! I haven't seen that in ages.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM (EoRCO)

206 195 Fractured Fairytales.

Are they available on DVD?



If you can find the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show on DVD, it should be on it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM (peJQi)

207 I have only bought 30 DVDs my entire life and Real Genius was one of them. Val Kilmer is hysterical, and William Atherton plays a great asshole just like in Die Hard.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at January 20, 2018 07:43 PM (rdl6o)

208 119 qdpsteve

Breaking Away is a fantastic movie.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 07:43 PM (hyuyC)

209 175
I am in the minority but I really disliked Up. Maybe Ed Asher's commie assholishness soaked through his voiceover.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (2DOZq)

You are not alone. I hated Up and could not even watch it all the way through.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 07:43 PM (mpXpK)

210 208 119 qdpsteve

Breaking Away is a fantastic movie.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 07:43 PM (hyuyC)

I second that.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (2DOZq)

211 Haven't seen 'Darkest Hour' yet, any naysayers?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (5OO3x)

212 >>Must mention "Yellow Submarine". Distinctive and trippy.

Oh yes, and "The Point." The 70's, trippy indeed...

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (W+vEI)

213 Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Timmy Time for the little ones.

If you've got kids, they're all safe and very, very smart. Timmy Time is a good show for the pre-K crowd, too. You'll see why when you watch.

I marvel at claymation as it is, but those shows are so ridiculously clever that it's like getting two scoops for the price of one.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (ks6bw)

214 I am in the minority but I really disliked Up. Maybe Ed Asher's commie assholishness soaked through his voiceover.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (2DOZq)

You are not alone. I hated Up and could not even watch it all the way through.
Posted by: Vic
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Me three.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (w1zJX)

215 201 I am in the minority but I really disliked Up. Maybe Ed Asher's commie assholishness soaked through his voiceover.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:35 PM (2DOZq)


Yeah it took me a little bit to get over that. Great movie, but why that bastard was cast is beyond me. Maybe they needed that dickishness to come through.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM (aMlLZ)

They needed a bitter, cranky old man so they hired one.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs)

216 All animation shows and movies of all ratings can be found here to stream for free online.

Kimcartoon dot me

You're welcome you filthy animals.

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (jeefx)

217 >>Breaking Away is a fantastic movie.

Thirded

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (W+vEI)

218 Fractured Fairy tales YouTube
https://youtu.be/E4ikEBaMOBE

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (aC6Sd)

219 "I have only bought 30 DVDs my entire life and Real
Genius was one of them. Val Kilmer is hysterical, and William Atherton
plays a great asshole just like in Die Hard.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter"

And Ghostbusters.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (w+Jhj)

220 anybody's comments getting rejected because it looks like spam?

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (dKiJG)

221 Speaking of Rocky and Bullwinkle, the movie they did some years ago was nicely done, funny and silly. Plus Rene Russo and Piper Perabo (pre-orthodontia, you know, when she was cute).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (bNbo2)

222 210 208 119 qdpsteve

Breaking Away is a fantastic movie.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 07:43 PM (hyuyC)

I second that.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (2DOZq)

Cutters.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (NWiLs)

223 Rene Laloux, n'est ce pas? He was really weird.


Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:42 PM


Oui! Tres etrange!

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (qGuLD)

224 I don't know if there is a animated scene that comes close to being better than Bambi becoming a man. Okay a buck . Whatever , you know what I mean.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (2DOZq)

225 220 anybody's comments getting rejected because it looks like spam?
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (dKiJG)

They don't look pinkish and spongy to me.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (NWiLs)

226 Punch the clock Moocher!

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (pV/54)

227 Akira was hand drawn.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (dKiJG)

228 Here's my question, can I just leave the thermometer in the meat in the oven, or should I poke it in at intervals?

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Unless it's a special design (remote monitoring), check it infrequently. Lookin' ain't cookin'.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:47 PM (ks6bw)

229 "Me three.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Heya Mike. Starting to thaw out a bit, eh?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:47 PM (w+Jhj)

230 196 What no Puppetmation?
Posted by: Kermit the Frog at January 20, 2018 07:40 PM (jeefx)
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Comet TV had a Thunderbirds movie (Thunderbirds 6 -- in Supermarionation!) on and the amount of work that went into the sets alone was epic. Very groovy 60's.

But the laughing puppets are creepy as f.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7W9a9tNhvA

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:47 PM (qJtVm)

231 anybody's comments getting rejected because it looks like spam?
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018

Yes. It happens to me a lot.

Posted by: Thursby at January 20, 2018 07:47 PM (WVn9a)

232 "Up" was weird. They should've stopped after the first 10 minutes - that was so sweet and heart-breaking!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:47 PM (W+vEI)

233 Breaking Away is a fantastic movie.
Thirded
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (W+vEI)

Refund! Refund?!....Refund?!

A classic.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 07:47 PM (EoRCO)

234 Thanks everybody.

Besides "REFUND?!?!?", another great line/scene from Breaking Away:

"Don't forget to punch the clock!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:47 PM (eMKNe)

235 Ignoramus beat me to it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:48 PM (eMKNe)

236 I have tried to copy something to link it once or twice and got a That looks like spam message from Pixy before

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:48 PM (aC6Sd)

237 Do you get excited about power steering, seat belts, or air conditioning anymore?

I remember when none of those things were standard on cars.

Hell, I even remember window cranks. I didn't even want power windows. I figured it's just another thing to break.

Lawn. Get off it.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

238 Unless it's a special design (remote monitoring), check it infrequently. Lookin' ain't cookin'.


My question is Will it harm the thermometer? It's one of the analog metal and glass ones.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:48 PM (WbIyz)

239 Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:46 PM (NWiLs)

Oui pere.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:48 PM (2DOZq)

240 Thumbs down on UP

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 07:49 PM (/SISC)

241 Those remote monitoring thermometers are great, btw. It's nice to grill, smoke, or bake everything to absolute perfection every single time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:49 PM (ks6bw)

242 Superjail is like dropping the brown acid.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 20, 2018 07:49 PM (89T5c)

243 Another great bit is when the dad (played by Paul Dooley) peeks into the bathroom, and catches his Italian-speaking, bike-obsessed son...

shaving his legs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:49 PM (eMKNe)

244 I am worried about the new Legend of Galactic Heroes, it doesn't look as good

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 07:49 PM (dKiJG)

245 I have watched Thunderbird 6 and Thunderbirds Are Go on Comet, those puppets crack me up

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:49 PM (aC6Sd)

246 I love the Penguins of Madagascar. I'll DVR episodes when I see they'll be on.

Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 07:50 PM (YwGz6)

247 Heya Mike. Starting to thaw out a bit, eh?
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
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Yup. Still, we'll have to wait and see what Punxsutawney Phil says. I ain't packing away the long undies yet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:50 PM (c/EDo)

248 Val Kilmer is hysterical, and William Atherton
plays a great asshole just like in Die Hard.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter"

And Ghostbusters.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (w+Jhj)

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at a certain point you wonder if it isn't acting. always reminds me of Jeffery Jones (Principal from Ferris Bueller)

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 20, 2018 07:50 PM (vChNs)

249 Chicken Run is one of my all time favorites. The POW in Stalag-land homage really seals the deal for me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 07:51 PM (hyuyC)

250 Breaking Away had a great cast. Only Dennis Quaid went on to a big career. Sad.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:51 PM (pV/54)

251 211 Haven't seen 'Darkest Hour' yet, any naysayers?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (5OO3x)

It was fairly well-lit and lasted around two hours. Flagrant false advertising.

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 07:51 PM (ANIFC)

252 249 Chicken Run is one of my all time favorites. The POW in Stalag-land homage really seals the deal for me.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 07:51 PM (hyuyC)


Their coop? Number 17.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:51 PM (NWiLs)

253 Wow, the second Secret of Kells clip was very powerful. I may have to watch that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 07:51 PM (/qEW2)

254 >>at a certain point you wonder if it isn't acting. always reminds me of Jeffery Jones (Principal from Ferris Bueller)


Heh - my hubby's friend is a cameraman and yes, that guy is (was?) a jerk.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (W+vEI)

255 220 anybody's comments getting rejected because it looks like spam?
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 07:45 PM (dKiJG)

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add more egg sausage and bacon

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (vChNs)

256 Darkest Hour is excellent. Absolutely gorgeous film. Maybe the most surprising aspect was the respect they paid to the audience, who they counted on to know the extensive history behind the story. The movie also worked as a profile in acting, even without knowing history. I liked it more than The King's Speech, which is saying a lot.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (YFnq5)

257 Trying to comment on the new S t a r b l a z e r s and it keeps getting rejected? I like it, stays true to the original.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (dKiJG)

258 My question is Will it harm the thermometer? It's one of the analog metal and glass ones.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:48 PM (WbIyz)


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I've never considered it, but, while it possibly won't harm it, I suspect the exposed metal would just make it begin to read the cooking/air temperature a minute or two after you close the oven door.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (ks6bw)

259 Breaking Away had a great cast. Only Dennis Quaid went on to a big career. Sad.


Young Walter Kovacs was in that.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (WbIyz)

260 254 >>at a certain point you wonder if it isn't acting. always reminds me of Jeffery Jones (Principal from Ferris Bueller)


Heh - my hubby's friend is a cameraman and yes, that guy is (was?) a jerk.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (W+vEI)

Didnt he get popped for child pr0n?

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (NWiLs)

261 I hurled watching the first one.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (4CCz5)

262 250 Breaking Away had a great cast. Only Dennis Quaid went on to a big career. Sad.
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 07:51 PM (pV/54)

Bad News Bears guy was the only one that had a hit beforehand. The other guy at least is seen every Christmas.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (2DOZq)

263 Masses of women - all exhibiting the emotional stability and maturity of 13 year olds playing "Mean Grrl" - were out protesting Trump today. It never occurs to these women that were he or the GOP any of the things the protesters claim they are that the protesters would all be on the way to Auschwitz, or gunned down in the streets by the Gestapo. As I remember, Germany - during the reign of the actual Nazis - just didn't have all that many protest marches.


Posted by: An Observation at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (9wsMY)

264 Ignoramus, Dennis Quaid made it big, but Daniel Stern didn't do badly either.

Also, Moocher was played by Jackie Earle Haley, who went on to have an interesting career, to say the least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (eMKNe)

265 My question is Will it harm the thermometer? It's one of the analog metal and glass ones.
Posted by: Grump928
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So, a real thermometer? I believe that it can be left in the meat. I'm not the last word on this.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (c/EDo)

266 TJM, what about Beauty and the Beast in the 90s Disney oeuvre?

My son debuted the same year the movie did, so we didn't see it until it was on VHS. Frankly, I liked it more than he did. It may me cry many times.

One of my co-workers with a kid the same age thought it was kinda creepy because it's a romance with an animal. Yeah, ok, that is kind of weird.

Now that he's grown, the brat takes me to movies. He took me to see Coco, which we both loved. He doesn't know though, that our family will probably be facing a "remember me" situation this year.

Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (6HFDU)

267 Unless it's a special design (remote monitoring), check it infrequently. Lookin' ain't cookin'.

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another rejected motto for youpron

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (vChNs)

268 Chicken Run is very funnny

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:53 PM (aC6Sd)

269 Oh yes, and "The Point." The 70's, trippy indeed...
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (W+vEI)
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LOVE "The Point".

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

LSD was mandatory for animators back then.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 07:54 PM (qJtVm)

270 156 No Claymation films or shorts?

I can't even.....

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 07:29 PM (jeefx)


Here's a claymation short film shot in IMAX format called, "More." I bought the DVD from Despair, Inc. many years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCeeTfsm8bk

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 07:54 PM (NL6wI)

271 257 Trying to comment on the new S t a r b l a z e r s and it keeps getting rejected? I like it, stays true to the original.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (dKiJG)

"Bl azers" gets rejected, don't know why.

And what new "StarBl azers?"

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (ANIFC)

272 I have seen very little of newer Disney movies, no Little Mermaid or Lion King none of them. I do like Monsters Inc

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (aC6Sd)

273 237 Do you get excited about power steering, seat belts, or air conditioning anymore?

I remember when none of those things were standard on cars.

Hell, I even remember window cranks. I didn't even want power windows. I figured it's just another thing to break.

Lawn. Get off it.
Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 07:48 PM (sdi6R)

Somehow I found a 2013 Nissan Frontier with none of the bells and whistles. Hand-cranked windows, manual door locks, six-speed manual (the 4-hi and 4-lo are run by a switch on the dashboard, alas; but I guess it beats locking the hubs manually), and a very basic radio/CD player. Love it. this is the last vehicle I will ever buy just for me. it was also the first that I bought just for me (it was always what's best for the family in the past).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (bNbo2)

274 254 >>at a certain point you wonder if it isn't acting. always reminds me of Jeffery Jones (Principal from Ferris Bueller)


Heh - my hubby's friend is a cameraman and yes, that guy is (was?) a jerk.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 07:52 PM (W+vEI)

My girlfriend insisted Dwight Yokum had to be an abuser in real life after we saw Sling Blade.

I guess that could be a compliment.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (2DOZq)

275 Didnt he get popped for child pr0n?
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable


I hid his stash for him.

Posted by: Chevy Chase at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (eMKNe)

276 As a kid, I didnt realize what fabulous animation I was seeing. Anything Loony Tunes, expecially the older ones from the 30s. Bugs Bunny and opera-my favorite!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 07:56 PM (prxs+)

277 "Bl azers" gets rejected, don't know why.



There in lies a tale.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:56 PM (WbIyz)

278 I saw "Totoro" when it first came out in Japan while I was with the Navy.

The thing that hooked me was the TV commercial for it.

They took the quietest scene from the movie, the standing under the umbrella in the rain scene and just let it play out until Totoro jumps and makes the rain water fall off the trees' leaves. Then the title and out.

Wonderfully Japanese commercial with the quiet and simple esthetic.

I had to see the movie.

And like everyone else fell in love with Miyazaki anime.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 07:56 PM (9q7Dl)

279 Watched Moana. Was missing something. Watched Lilo & Stitch. Ah, there it is: storytelling.

Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 07:56 PM (dwBLr)

280 Not a movie but the genious of Merrie Melodies and especially Bugs Bunny is pure gold.
My favorite animated song to a short for Horde enjoyment listed below...my personal favorite Bugs line in the song:

("...Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl,
jump all round like a flyin' squirrel.
Now don't you cuss and don't you swear,
just come right out and form a square..."

https://tinyurl.com/yca63dha

Posted by: texcat at January 20, 2018 07:56 PM (wf3RQ)

281 rickl and pug, I recently took a look at a brand-new 2018 model Chevrolet Spark, their lowest-end car, and probably the absolute cheapest new car on the market in the entire US of A right now.

Still has crankshaft windows, standard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:57 PM (eMKNe)

282 "Bl azers" gets rejected, don't know why.


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Old commenter. Stricken from the record.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:57 PM (ks6bw)

283 272 I have seen very little of newer Disney movies, no Little Mermaid or Lion King none of them. I do like Monsters Inc
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (aC6Sd)

They used the same trick in Monsters Inc as they did in Despicable Me to get soft hearted macho guys to like it.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:57 PM (2DOZq)

284 Texican, was Moana a non-stop PC/SJW clusterfark?

That's the vibe it gave me, big-time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:57 PM (eMKNe)

285 Hans Conried was genius.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 07:58 PM (YFnq5)

286 His name was stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from all pylons and obelisks, stricken from every monument of Egypt.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:58 PM (WbIyz)

287 Somehow I found a 2013 Nissan Frontier with none of
the bells and whistles. Hand-cranked windows, manual door locks,
six-speed manual (the 4-hi and 4-lo are run by a switch on the
dashboard, alas; but I guess it beats locking the hubs manually), and a
very basic radio/CD player. Love it. this is the last vehicle I will
ever buy just for me. it was also the first that I bought just for me
(it was always what's best for the family in the past).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (bNbo2)


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I'm honestly jealous. I looked for something similar a few years ago and it was impossible to find.

It's hard to beat a truck that allows you to use a waterhose to clean out the interior.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:59 PM (ks6bw)

288 279 Watched Moana. Was missing something. Watched Lilo & Stitch. Ah, there it is: storytelling.
Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 07:56 PM (dwBLr)

But didn't the Rock do a great job singing You're Welcome?

Someone linked that part here a couple of days ago.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 07:59 PM (2DOZq)

289 They may be all Commies today but Canada's National Film Board had great animators as in the award-winning "Faces" linked below.

As Gingy can confirm all of us growing up in the '60s and '70s all watched these as fillers between early-morning TV shows. I got her crying a bit out of nostalgia once after linking several of them once.

Feel free to check out the sidebar links too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4fJPyGIQzU

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 07:59 PM (ewxPW)

290 Imagine how banned you are when your name is forbidden in the code!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 07:59 PM (WbIyz)

291 @271

I asked about that odd banned word the other day (for much the same reason). Apparently someone used to post here under that name. And they made themselves persona non grata.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 07:59 PM (cSguU)

292 My favorite little thing in Lilo and Stitch was when the little alien was on trial and said something so revolting (in his gibberish language) that a robot vomited nuts an bolts.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:00 PM (qJtVm)

293 The last season of Samurai Jack, made last year, is phenomenal

https://youtu.be/qQXpd1GIV1Q

https://youtu.be/YDiN9w_Min4

Seven assassin "sisters" hunt Jack. He had killed one in the previous episode.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 20, 2018 08:00 PM (rnAwa)

294 My son and I really loved the animated series "Harold and the Purple Crayon." It's in color once he starts his adventures (unlike the books). Sharon Stone narrated and it's lovely.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 08:00 PM (W+vEI)

295 Just looked it up. Breaking Away got a nom for Best Picture Oscar, but lost to the quite forgettable Kramer v Kramer. Apocalypse Now also got snubbed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:00 PM (pV/54)

296 In the criminally underappreciated actor department:

Herbert Lom, as Inspector Clouseau's mindbendingly put-upon boss Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films. OMG.

IMHO two of the Pink Panther sequels, Return of the Pink Panther and The Pink Panther Strikes Again, are far funnier than any other of the PP series, as well as so many other films of the time. Maybe at least partially because they were directed by the great Blake Edwards.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (eMKNe)

297 It's hard to beat a truck that allows you to use a waterhose to clean out the interior.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 07:59 PM (ks6bw)

Ideal for eliminating trace evidence.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (NWiLs)

298 He's banned as banned can be ya know.

Posted by: Ed Blaserly at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (UdKB7)

299 If the recipe for pork belly says to "cut across the grain", does that mean so it looks like bacon? Or the other way?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (WbIyz)

300
Lawn. Get off it.
Posted by: rickl
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I had an '64 Chevelle 300 Deluxe. The *only* options were a cigarette lighter and an AM radio. Just plain rubber flooring. No day/night rear view mirror, no backup lights, no nuthin.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (cp1if)

301 Fractured Fairy tales YouTube
https://youtu.be/E4ikEBaMOBE
Posted by: Skip

Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!11!!

Posted by: pogomip at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (uUGkr)

302 http://www.thediplomad.com
Good quick read on shutdown and congressional memo

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (aC6Sd)

303 i refuse to let my wife watch UP, because we too were going thru what they did. Someone pointed out that they could have adopted.

The beginning of Finding Nemo the family gets massacred

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (dKiJG)

304 Ignoramus, yup.

There's also a lot of people who still can't believe Raging Bull lost Best Picture in 1980 to... Ordinary People.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (eMKNe)

305 296 In the criminally underappreciated actor department:

Herbert Lom, as Inspector Clouseau's mindbendingly put-upon boss Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films. OMG.

IMHO two of the Pink Panther sequels, Return of the Pink Panther and The Pink Panther Strikes Again, are far funnier than any other of the PP series, as well as so many other films of the time. Maybe at least partially because they were directed by the great Blake Edwards.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:01 PM (eMKNe)

Shot in The Dark in my favorite. And Lom is side-splitting in that one.

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (ANIFC)

306 Kramer v Kramer was dreck. If they released it today, however, it would be titled, "She knew!"

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (YFnq5)

307 Grump928(C), I hope the pork belly turns out for you. I've tried a couple of times, one wet and one dry, and neither really suited me. I was too cheap to keep buying what is a fairly pricey cut of meat just to be disappointed in it.

I've seen someone say that cutting them up into chunks and smoking them in a pan of butter and sauce is a good technique, so I might give that a shot at some point.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (ks6bw)

308 "Breaking Away" is a great movie.

Pretty much a perfect movie - great script, great acting, unobtrusive yet dead on directing and hilarious to boot.

It doesn't get much better than that.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (9q7Dl)

309 295 Just looked it up. Breaking Away got a nom for Best Picture Oscar, but lost to the quite forgettable Kramer v Kramer. Apocalypse Now also got snubbed.
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:00 PM (pV/54)

Just one more reason I absolutely loathe the Oscars. Pure, unadulterated circle-jerk action.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (bNbo2)

310 There are still commenters who where here on the ONT when Bl*zer was drunk posting unto his demise.

I was sleeping so I missed it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 08:03 PM (WbIyz)

311 I should probably try to get myself banned for a few days - - to help my street cred.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 08:03 PM (Sfs6o)

312 Just looked it up. Breaking Away got a nom for Best Picture Oscar, but lost to the quite forgettable Kramer v Kramer. Apocalypse Now also got snubbed.


Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:00 PM


Yep.. AND Alien. Think about it. In 1979 KVK got the nod over both Apocalypse Now and Alien.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:03 PM (qGuLD)

313 281 rickl and pug, I recently took a look at a brand-new 2018 model Chevrolet Spark, their lowest-end car, and probably the absolute cheapest new car on the market in the entire US of A right now.

Still has crankshaft windows, standard.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 07:57 PM (eMKNe)


Huh. I bought as 2014 Mazda5 new, base model, which was so cheap I was able to write a check for it. It had power windows, as well as all kinds of other gimcracks I never had before.

Oh well, I've gradually gotten used to it. And I was able to use "gimcracks" in a comment, so there's that.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 08:04 PM (sdi6R)

314 My son and I really loved the animated series "Harold and the Purple Crayon." It's in color once he starts his adventures (unlike the books). Sharon Stone narrated and it's lovely.
Posted by: Lizzy


I read about that. Great flick but Stone drove the audio crew crazy the whole time she was sitting recording, because she wouldn't stop crossing her legs. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:04 PM (eMKNe)

315 As I remember, Germany - during the reign of the actual Nazis - just didn't have all that many protest marches.


Posted by: An Observation


**cough**

Posted by: Nuremburg rallies at January 20, 2018 08:04 PM (LAe3v)

316 Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (fuK7c)

If it was a donkey, it was probably for Pinocchio.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 08:04 PM (2kiKp)

317 Pink Floyd: The Wall movie had some interesting animated sequences.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (/qEW2)

318 josephistan, is that the one where Lom lights the cigar that explodes in his face?

naturalfake, agreed 100%.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (eMKNe)

319 I'm a big, big Gravity Falls fan and one of the reasons is the mind-blowing WTFuckery of Weirdmageddon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9xUxgN4oEE

This was on a kid's show.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (qJtVm)

320 @312

Alien was sci-fi, though. And when it came out, sci-fi was still considered a 'non-serious' genre. No way that Alien was going to win.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (cSguU)

321 Kramer vs Kramer maybe should not have won the Oscar but I thought it was a pretty good movie. Definitely a subject that was something new for the movies.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (2DOZq)

322 Huh? What? What time is it? I'm banned?

Posted by: Jeff SezZzions at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (Tyii7)

323 I finally was able to rent Bladerunner 2049 this week; I had been anticipating this greatly because I have been a huge fanboy of the original from the moment I first saw it back in a theater. I understand the criticisms now; first, I do have to say that they were as faithful as possible to the feel of the original, and that this was a plausible extension of the storyline for that world.

But there was something missing - and I realize what it was. The first movie is ostensibly about Deckert (Harrison Ford) but the true emotional heart of that film is the spiritual and emotional journey of Rutger Hauer. The original Bladerunner starts with Roy Batty portrayed as almost a kind of Terminator (super strong, built to be a warrior, no remorse, no inhibitions about killing) and then at the end, you realize he mourns his dead too, he has good reasons to fight his oppressors, and in fact he may be far more moral than those who are hunting him - More Human than Human, as Tyrell says. That journey is what makes the original so emotionally fulfilling.

2049 was a good story, but K (Jo) was not that character. He was a newer version of Deckert, who admittedly was rather wooden and one dimensional in the first film, too. The hyper-strong woman who works for Walker who plays the "big bad" in the fights in 2049 is exclusively one dimensional - no development, and she dies, still nothing more than a biological machine. A Boring character, overall.

I liked it, overall, and thought it was a valiant effort, but not nearly as good as the first. Oh, and the only times the sound track in the second really shone was when they repeated the Vangellis motifs from the first - I will always maintain that the original Bladerunner has one of the best musical scores of any movie ever made, in any era.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (V2Yro)

324 295 Ignoramus

Kramer v Kramer was a forgettable movie, except behind the Iron Curtin.

It was shown in Poland to emphasize the decaying USA and the absolute rot in the Free World. But the Polish audience were mesmerized by the standard of living, the kitchen appliances, the wealth, shown in that movie. It was very influential in undermining Soviet rule.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (hyuyC)

325 318 josephistan, is that the one where Lom lights the cigar that explodes in his face?

naturalfake, agreed 100%.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (eMKNe)

Not sure about the exploding cigar, but he does cut off his thumb with a cigar cutter. And has one of his best lines "Give me 10 men like Clousseau and I can destroy the world."

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (ANIFC)

326 321 Kramer vs Kramer maybe should not have won the Oscar but I thought it was a pretty good movie. Definitely a subject that was something new for the movies.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (2DOZq)

I did like Author Author better though.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:07 PM (2DOZq)

327 So the moral of the story is not much good comes from 2am?

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 08:07 PM (aC6Sd)

328 319 I'm a big, big Gravity Falls fan and one of the reasons is the mind-blowing WTFuckery of Weirdmageddon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9xUxgN4oEE

This was on a kid's show.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (qJtVm)

Gravity Falls was awesome.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 08:07 PM (NWiLs)

329 Some of my favorite cartoons are the early Popeye and others from the 30s. They were well done as to the animation and clever. Lots of action, even in the background. I even like the little mouse who sleeps in a matchbox and has a spool of thread for a night stand. There are a few, brief bits in 'Roger Rabbit' about that era.

As much as I like 'The Incredibles', and I do, the appeal isn't the animation as much as clever dialog and voice overs. Modern animation doesn't impress me as much as the older stuff I mentioned.

'Fantasia' is in its own category and I never tire of it. But for animated movies of my childhood, the winner was 'Sleeping Beauty', especially after Maleficent turned into the dragon.

Posted by: JTB at January 20, 2018 08:08 PM (V+03K)

330 There's also a lot of people who still can't believe Raging Bull lost Best Picture in 1980 to... Ordinary People.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (eMKNe)



I think "Ordinary People" won for the first few minutes of the movie.

Seriously. That opening was genius. Scenes of an all-American town and people going about their business while a child's choral version of Pachelbel's Canon plays in the background.

You just settle into the movie mood sighing with contentment.

And then it turns into a lame-ass soap opera with Mary Tyler Moore acting a bitchy. UGH.


But, those first few minutes....movie perfection.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 08:08 PM (9q7Dl)

331 320 @312

Alien was sci-fi, though. And when it came out, sci-fi was still considered a 'non-serious' genre. No way that Alien was going to win.
Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (cSguU)

It still is. "Return of The King" is the only "genre" film to win best picture in my memory. I guess "Silence of The Lambs" is horror, and it won BP.

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 08:08 PM (ANIFC)

332 I love Blade Runner seen it over a dozen times and will get to the new version sooner or later.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 08:09 PM (aC6Sd)

333 my vote for best weird insane animation to ever show up in a kids show is Invader Zim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgX2cu9N6_8

every time I see that, I think "damn that animator was WARPED!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:09 PM (V2Yro)

334 307 Grump928(C), I hope the pork belly turns out for you. I've tried a couple of times, one wet and one dry, and neither really suited me. I was too cheap to keep buying what is a fairly pricey cut of meat just to be disappointed in it.

I've seen someone say that cutting them up into chunks and smoking them in a pan of butter and sauce is a good technique, so I might give that a shot at some point.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:02 PM (ks6bw)
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This is the movie thread, not the porn thread!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:09 PM (qJtVm)

335 Not sure about the exploding cigar, but he does cut off his thumb with a cigar cutter. And has one of his best lines "Give me 10 men like Clousseau and I can destroy the world."
Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (ANIFC)

Yup....I laughed just reading your post remembering that.

Another classic.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 08:09 PM (EoRCO)

336 naturalfake, yup.

And, Robert Redford directing. I think most of the Oscar voters fell in love with the movie, just based on that phrase alone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:09 PM (eMKNe)

337 "Bl azers" gets rejected, don't know why.

And what new "StarBl azers?"

Posted by: josephistan at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (ANIFC)


========

There's a hack to get around it, cut and paste the following:

bla<x>zer

So blazer.

In any case Starblazers was a kiddie show, like Voltron, not really an animated movie.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 08:09 PM (/qEW2)

338 >>I read about that. Great flick but Stone drove the audio crew crazy the
whole time she was sitting recording, because she wouldn't stop crossing
her legs. ;-)


Aw, this is a show for 5 year olds!
It's just such a sweet and funny cartoon amidst so much PC and snark in kids shows nowadays.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 08:10 PM (W+vEI)

339 317 Pink Floyd: The Wall movie had some interesting animated sequences.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (/qEW2)

++++

The vaginas are out to get you.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 08:10 PM (FUu/Z)

340 Has anyone mentioned Heavy Metal?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 08:11 PM (WbIyz)

341 JTB, I was just discussing the early Popeye shorts with a friend at FB a few days ago.

Yes, they were great but some of those cartoons were EXTREMELY dark, such as the one titled "Happy Birthdaze," which ends with Popeye shooting a depressed friend to death.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:11 PM (eMKNe)

342 @312

Alien was sci-fi, though. And when it came out, sci-fi was still considered a 'non-serious' genre. No way that Alien was going to win.


Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM


One would think they'd learned with 2001. In any event, if they were serious about the awards and it wasn't just giving prizes to favourites (which it is, of course)... they'd take into account ART. Apocalypse Now and Alien are both monumental cinematic works of art. KVK is not.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:11 PM (qGuLD)

343 Cool

Posted by: Ed blazer at January 20, 2018 08:12 PM (UdKB7)

344 I know it's sacrilegious to criticize Monte Python (i am a YUGE MP fan), but i always thought the animations were fillers to stretch the show/movies. i just didn't like them.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 08:12 PM (YFnq5)

345 My favorite little thing in Lilo and Stitch was when the little alien was on trial and said something so revolting (in his gibberish language) that a robot vomited nuts an bolts.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:00 PM (qJtVm)

Oh, lol, I'd forgotten that part. That's a great movie. I remember the clueless galactic authorities were trying to prevent mosquitoes from becoming extinct on earth.

For years I used a plush Stitch doll to camouflage the gun I keep in the bedroom.

Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 08:12 PM (6HFDU)

346 StarBl azers 2199 or Yamato 2199 is an updated version from a tv show from the eighties now it has better graphics and animation. Stays true to the original and the original was from the late seventies early eighties so it was really showing its age. They were smart enough keep the original music. They tweaked it but not a lot. Others should follow the example.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 08:12 PM (dKiJG)

347 Yes, they were great but some of those cartoons were EXTREMELY dark, such as the one titled "Happy Birthdaze," which ends with Popeye shooting a depressed friend to death.


I believe that Shaddap!, the one where a drunken Popeye beats Olive Oyle unconscious, was only played one time in the theaters.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 08:13 PM (WbIyz)

348 I think eventually they'll be some sort of "monumental legendary achievement" award at the Oscars, so that they can start going back and giving movies that *should* have won the Best Picture Oscar, Oscars.

I do *not* believe that if many of those (older) voters could do it all over again, they would have given away all the Oscars to all the same pictures, again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:13 PM (eMKNe)

349 Has anyone mentioned Heavy Metal?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 08:11 PM (WbIyz)


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#METALTHREAD!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:14 PM (ks6bw)

350 323: I will always maintain that the original Bladerunner has one of the best musical scores of any movie ever made, in any era.


Agreed. The music and the movie were symbiotic. Perfection! Lots of great Vangelis scores out there but Bladerunner was the best of the bunch. Haven't seen 2049 yet. I'm going to soon though. I'm tempering my expectations. I'm a bit of a fanboy of Bladerunner.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 08:14 PM (peJQi)

351 I was obsessed with Invader Zim. I have them all on DVD.

hard to pick a favorite, but the Germs one is pretty close to the top. "So...much...filth":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai0_IlBWSlY

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:14 PM (qJtVm)

352 339 317 Pink Floyd: The Wall movie had some interesting animated sequences.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 08:05 PM (/qEW2)

++++

The vaginas are out to get you.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 08:10 PM (FUu/Z)

Don't be fatuous.

Posted by: Maude Lebowski at January 20, 2018 08:14 PM (ANIFC)

353 Has anyone mentioned Heavy Metal?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 08:11 PM (WbIyz)



I did. Upthread.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 08:14 PM (peJQi)

354 Grump, oh brudder. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:14 PM (eMKNe)

355 There's also a lot of people who still can't believe Raging Bull lost Best Picture in 1980 to... Ordinary People.

-
I heard that they're going to remake Ordinary People but change the name to The Deplorables.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

356 Yes, they were great but some of those cartoons were EXTREMELY dark, such as the one titled "Happy Birthdaze," which ends with Popeye shooting a depressed friend to death.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:11 PM (eMKNe)

Reminds me of Alice the Goon. Absolutely horrific character. I've had nightmares about Alice the Goon.

"I love Popeye"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 08:15 PM (bNbo2)

357 333 my vote for best weird insane animation to ever show up in a kids show is Invader Zim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgX2cu9N6_8

every time I see that, I think "damn that animator was WARPED!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:09 PM (V2Yro)


YOU LIKE ICE CREAM. YOU LIKE ICE CREAM. YOU LOVE IT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBbNUbknh6k

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 08:15 PM (NL6wI)

358 Fun Trivia about Shot in the Dark: Blake Edwards came across the script when it was just a rather prosaic Agatha Christie type whodunit, very formulaic. He had let Peter Sellers do his own thing in the first PP movie (David Niven was supposed to be the star, and supposedly was extremely upset that he got upstaged in the final cut) So, Blake Edwards had the idea of doing the Detective Story pretty much as written, but to cast Clouseau as the detective and then just let Peter Sellers improvise his way through almost every scene. And then Blake added in some comedy gold like Elke Summers and Clouseau in a nudist colony.

I've rewatched that, and in some of the group scenes you can see the other actors put a hand over their faces, trying to stop from cracking up on film, since no one knew what Sellers was going to do next.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:15 PM (V2Yro)

359 I think "Ordinary People" won for the first few minutes of the movie.

Seriously. That opening was genius. Scenes of an all-American town and people going about their business while a child's choral version of Pachelbel's Canon plays in the background.

You just settle into the movie mood sighing with contentment.

And then it turns into a lame-ass soap opera with Mary Tyler Moore acting a bitchy. UGH.


But, those first few minutes....movie perfection.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 08:08 PM (9q7Dl)



Ordinary People is tedious and full of itself just like Redford. The only reason to watch is for Elizabeth McGovern who was very cute. The rest of them needed a good thrashing.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 20, 2018 08:15 PM (SiINZ)

360 my vote for best weird insane animation to ever show up in a kids show is Invader Zim:


Invader Zim was so-o-o-o-o great.

Believe it or not, the reason Invader Zim got cancelled was.......911!

The Nickelodeon a-holes said such a violent show wasn't appropriate on a children's network after 911.

At least, that was the public version.


I'm guessing the animation cost a lot and wasn't always delivered "on time".

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 08:15 PM (9q7Dl)

361 Pug Mahon, there's TONS of stuff in a lot of those early cartoons that would give the PC police literal fatal convulsions.

I'm not very PC and even *I* look at them and find myself going "WTF!!!" more often than not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:16 PM (eMKNe)

362 Cliff Calvin Trivia.

The guy who discovered spinach contains iron misplaced a decimal point in his calculations so that it was thought it contained 10 x more than it really did. Thus why people and Popeye thought it was the super food.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:16 PM (2DOZq)

363 Ice Cream is for closers. Just finished a big bowl of Reese's Chocolate in celebration of closing on our new property.

Now if we can just get the last tenant to finish getting his crap off the property.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 08:17 PM (R5lpX)

364 When I say Disney, I mean the real ones, Pinocchio, Dumbo, etc. And Pinocchio was the best of all.

Of the later, the only one I had much use for was the Mermaid, and that for only one scene. I like the part where the chef was chasing and trying to kill her little shrimp friend. It hit me while watching, that the whole style was more Warner Looney Tunes than the Disney I knew.

But for the most part, I can live without the later stuff. But then, I'm an old fart.

(And once again, how is the internet up, if the government has shut down? And without net neutrality, at that. There's something funny going on. If I didn't know better, I suspect that Chuck, Nancy, and CNN were lying to me. But of course, that could not happen.)

Posted by: George LeS at January 20, 2018 08:17 PM (+TcCF)

365
And then Blake added in some comedy gold like Elke Summers and Clouseau in a nudist colony.



Dead? Do Do?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 20, 2018 08:17 PM (SiINZ)

366 Hey @James Madison

A post on animated movies and no mention of the Iron Giant? What gives?

Posted by: Publius Redux at January 20, 2018 08:17 PM (0YSzp)

367 Weren't some of the all-time best Ren & Stimpy cartoons from the 1990s somewhat un-PC, even for that time?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:18 PM (eMKNe)

368 10 x more IRON.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:19 PM (2DOZq)

369 I like the part where the chef was chasing and trying to kill her little shrimp friend.

==

Le Poisson, le poisson, how I LOVE le poisson

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 08:19 PM (hMwEB)

370 >>>> Lilo and Stitch<<<<

I have always thought Stitch was inspired by somebody's Blue Heeler.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 08:19 PM (3DZIZ)

371 Heavy Metal had one of the best soundtrack ever. And boobies.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 20, 2018 08:20 PM (6Ll1u)

372 Best animated show of all time is without question King of the Hill.

There is not a subject that show has not addressed.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:20 PM (2DOZq)

373 344 I know it's sacrilegious to criticize Monte Python (i am a YUGE MP fan), but i always thought the animations were fillers to stretch the show/movies. i just didn't like them.
Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 08:12 PM (YFnq5)


Nah, I disagree. The animations were great.

Come to think of it, the only time I would agree with you was in "Holy Grail". But even then they were funny. "Bloody weather!"

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

374 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 07:55 PM (bNbo2)

So 2013s have a 6 speed stick. New ones only a 5-speed.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 08:20 PM (2kiKp)

375 Weird insane cartoon creature...?

The Master Cylinder.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 08:22 PM (scP6Z)

376 "344 I know it's sacrilegious to criticize Monte Python (i am a YUGE MP fan), but i always thought the animations were fillers to stretch the show/movies. i just didn't like them."

When I was 14, I thought those were the funniest animations I had ever seen in my life, I loved them. Now, when I see them, I can't quite remember why I used to like them so much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:22 PM (V2Yro)

377 Oh, crap! I'd forgotten all about the new little Mickey Mouse shorts.

Pure genius. Three or four minutes long, Pete has a pegleg again and is an actual bad guy, etc. I wonder if the people involved in Renn and Stimpy had a hand in them.

I had a hard time figuring out which one to link. They're all enjoyable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE-4RzDLZck

(It was either this or Yodelberg)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:22 PM (ks6bw)

378 Tom Servo, your comment reminds me: has anyone here ever seen the Kids In The Hall movie, Brain Candy?

Have heard it was hilarious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:23 PM (eMKNe)

379 323 I finally was able to rent Bladerunner 2049 this week; I had been anticipating this greatly because I have been a huge fanboy of the original from the moment I first saw it back in a theater. I understand the criticisms now; first, I do have to say that they were as faithful as possible to the feel of the original, and that this was a plausible extension of the storyline for that world.

But there was something missing - and I realize what it was. The first movie is ostensibly about Deckert (Harrison Ford) but the true emotional heart of that film is the spiritual and emotional journey of Rutger Hauer. The original Bladerunner starts with Roy Batty portrayed as almost a kind of Terminator (super strong, built to be a warrior, no remorse, no inhibitions about killing) and then at the end, you realize he mourns his dead too, he has good reasons to fight his oppressors, and in fact he may be far more moral than those who are hunting him - More Human than Human, as Tyrell says. That journey is what makes the original so emotionally fulfilling.

2049 was a good story, but K (Jo) was not that character. He was a newer version of Deckert, who admittedly was rather wooden and one dimensional in the first film, too. The hyper-strong woman who works for Walker who plays the "big bad" in the fights in 2049 is exclusively one dimensional - no development, and she dies, still nothing more than a biological machine. A Boring character, overall.

I liked it, overall, and thought it was a valiant effort, but not nearly as good as the first. Oh, and the only times the sound track in the second really shone was when they repeated the Vangellis motifs from the first - I will always maintain that the original Bladerunner has one of the best musical scores of any movie ever made, in any era.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:06 PM (V2Yro)

The Greatest opening sequence of a movie I have ever seen. If you watch the 5th Element they have the same actor selling noodles to Bruce Willis


I think it was mentioned that Soldier with Kurt Russell was set in the same universe as Blade Runner.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 08:24 PM (dKiJG)

380 Come to think of it, the only time I would agree with you was in "Holy Grail". But even then they were funny. "Bloody weather!"
Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 08:20 PM (sdi6R)
----
God: Every time I try to talk to someone it's "sorry this" and "forgive me that" and "I'm not worthy"...

God: What are you doing now?

King Arthur: Averting our eyes, oh Lord.

God: Well, don't. It's just like those miserable psalms, they're so depressing. Now knock it off!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:25 PM (qJtVm)

381 "I know it's sacrilegious to criticize Monte Python
(i am a YUGE MP fan), but i always thought the animations were fillers
to stretch the show/movies. i just didn't like them.


Posted by: goatexchange"

They were mostly to link together different sketches.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 08:26 PM (w+Jhj)

382 I want to see 12 Strong and also Churchill, if Mrs. E can work those into her schedule. She's in Dallas at Native American Music concert tonight , while I work. Whhhh??

Posted by: Eromero at January 20, 2018 08:26 PM (zLDYs)

383 Tom Servo, your comment reminds me: has anyone here ever seen the Kids In The Hall movie, Brain Candy?

Have heard it was hilarious.


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:23 PM


Saw it a long time ago. I recall that it was good, but... I have a recollection that it wasn't as funny as the regular episodes.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:26 PM (qGuLD)

384 Invader Zim was fun. There's also too much weirdness on Adult Swim to account for it all, but I'm reminded of a little zen buddha guy with a long multicolor beard who used to say "banananana."


Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:27 PM (ks6bw)

385 378 Tom Servo, your comment reminds me: has anyone here ever seen the Kids In The Hall movie, Brain Candy?
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I did, and I liked it. It got atrocious reviews.

One of my favorite skits from this or any show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYJyeX-oMc

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:27 PM (qJtVm)

386 If y'all haven't seen this it is hilarious: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ My_Neighbors_the_Yamadas

Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 08:27 PM (dwBLr)

387 "God: Every time I try to talk to someone it's "sorry this" and "forgive me that" and "I'm not worthy"...



God: What are you doing now?



King Arthur: Averting our eyes, oh Lord.



God: Well, don't. It's just like those miserable psalms, they're so depressing. Now knock it off!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes"


King Arthur: Good idea oh Lord!

God: Of course it's a good idea!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 08:27 PM (w+Jhj)

388
Weird insane cartoon creature...?

Coily the spring sprite.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 08:28 PM (IqV8l)

389 I saw 12 Strong today. I recommend.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 20, 2018 08:28 PM (xzV6l)

390 Not sure if I've mentioned this before but-

"The Future Diaries" is an excellent anime series.

full of twists and surprises.

It skirts horror but doesn't quite go that far except in an existential way.

It's been recently released on blu-ray with the OVA, which was made to make sure fans understood what had happened at the end.

The only down side (like everything now)is a gay side story that really doesn't have anything to do with anything necessary, but it's mostly a minor annoyance.

Anyway, it's also on crunchroll but without the OVA so....pay attention.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 08:29 PM (9q7Dl)

391 So 2013s have a 6 speed stick. New ones only a 5-speed.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 08:20 PM (2kiKp)

That was the one feature that stuck for me. It's a sweet tranny. IYKWIM

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 08:29 PM (bNbo2)

392 O/T Even MSNBC has figured out that Schumer is lying about his back and forth with Trump about the wall in their meeting. Schumer offered Trump $1.6B when he knew Trump wanted at least $18B, which was an insult that blew up negotiations. Schumer is now deflecting and lying about this.

Schumer can't let Trump get a wall, else his Brooklyn home will get surrounded by insane Lefties until the end of time.

Hence the impasse.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:30 PM (pV/54)

393 >>>>Chicken Run is one of my all time favorites<<<<

"I don't want to be a pie! I don't like gravy."

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 08:30 PM (3DZIZ)

394 Kids in the Hall movie - have to say that I missed it. May have to search it out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:30 PM (V2Yro)

395 I saw 12 Strong today. I recommend.
Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 20, 2018 08:28 PM (xzV6l)

Cool. Read the Horse Soldiers book. It's good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 08:30 PM (bNbo2)

396 Based on this, you leave the meat thermometer in.

http://bit.ly/2mXk9t0

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 08:31 PM (WbIyz)

397 388
Weird insane cartoon creature...?

Coily the spring sprite.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 08:28 PM (IqV8l)

No springs!

Posted by: Coily at January 20, 2018 08:32 PM (ANIFC)

398 Based on this, you leave the meat thermometer in.
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*struggles valiantly.....*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:32 PM (qJtVm)

399 For TV animation, we loved Phineas & Ferb. Nothing special about the animation, but the writing was VERY clever. The feature film was great, too.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 20, 2018 08:33 PM (akSgU)

400 Does anyone remember KaBlam! with Prometheus and Bob (alien trying to teach caveman basic things) and Action League Now (stop motion sort of He Man action figure comedy).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX7yTGqgBOA

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:33 PM (ks6bw)

401 Someone mentioned the Canadian shorts like the Logdriver's Waltz and the Cat that Came back. I think you can see them on Youtube.

They're awesomely funny.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 20, 2018 08:33 PM (+Tibp)

402 Other Animations that I loved: The animation wasn't that special, but "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast!" was a show I never missed, and I have all of Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law on DVD. I grew up on Hanna Barbara in the 60's, the guys who made those shows were just like me.

I used to be able to do a fairly good imitation of Brak. Which is probably something I shouldn't ever tell anyone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:33 PM (V2Yro)

403 Jonny Quest!

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:34 PM (pV/54)

404 Saw Darkest Hour.
Very good. Still...could have been better. Old man was great.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 08:34 PM (scP6Z)

405 Gilliam's animations are what drew me into MPFC as a wee lad, so they have a special place in my cold, black heart.

There hasn't been much chatter here regarding pure CGI, so I'll throw out a classic short video by Cyriak:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX3iLfcMDCw

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 08:34 PM (NL6wI)

406 Other Animations that I loved: The animation wasn't that special, but "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast!" was a show I never missed, and I have all of Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law on DVD. I grew up on Hanna Barbara in the 60's, the guys who made those shows were just like me.

I used to be able to do a fairly good imitation of Brak. Which is probably something I shouldn't ever tell anyone.


Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:33 PM


Did you get that thing I sent you?

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:35 PM (qGuLD)

407 Akira was drawn by hand, they tried to cram too much of the comic into the movie and it didn't really work. Visually stunning movie.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 08:35 PM (dKiJG)

408 OOPs meant to say Hey Oregonmuse

A post on animated movies and no mention of Iron Giant?

Posted by: Publius Redux at January 20, 2018 08:35 PM (0YSzp)

409 "Jonny Quest!

Posted by: Ignoramus"

I still remember the 'Electricity Monster' episode these many years later.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 08:35 PM (w+Jhj)

410 Prometheus and Bob was hilarious! I'd love to have a DVD with all of those clips on it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:35 PM (V2Yro)

411 After how last night's ONT started, I'm not sure I want to focus on animation right now...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at January 20, 2018 08:35 PM (lLeln)

412 Jonny Quest!
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:34 PM (pV/54)

Yup...fun adventure and the good guys always won.

I remember Dr. Quest's plane and sometimes he had a different one than the V-wing.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 08:36 PM (EoRCO)

413 367 Weren't some of the all-time best Ren & Stimpy cartoons from the 1990s somewhat un-PC, even for that time?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:18 PM (eMKNe)

Yes! And they were really funny with excellent stories! Ren, an Asthma Hound Chihuahua and
Stimpy (Stimpson J. Cat), the dumbest cat in the world!

Posted by: texcat at January 20, 2018 08:36 PM (wf3RQ)

414 Prometheus and Bob was hilarious! I'd love to have a DVD with all of those clips on it.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Watched it with my kids before school. Or maybe in the evening. I forget. Loved them though.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at January 20, 2018 08:36 PM (+Tibp)

415

The Impossibles

https://youtu.be/0NnGf_ZHcbI

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 08:36 PM (IqV8l)

416 Did you get that thing I sent you?:

LOL!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:37 PM (V2Yro)

417 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai0_IlBWSlY

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:14 PM (qJtVm)


========

We are not amused.

Posted by: H. G. Wells at January 20, 2018 08:37 PM (/qEW2)

418 There was some story about Canadian appliances on a journey. IDK what it was but my little sister was mesmerized by it back in the day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 08:37 PM (hyuyC)

419 "The bit down the staircase, where the camera swings down? To my eyes, it looks like an early computer background with the characters animated on top of it. It was done by hand."

If you want to see hand drawn animation that looks like CG, back in 1983 Japan held Daicon IV, a sci-fi convention. For that, a few guys working in their basement made an opening animated film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KUsRbMUpEU

Check out the nuclear-blast sequence at 4:33. Not a computer in use.

The people who made this would go on to form Gainax

Posted by: JSchuler at January 20, 2018 08:37 PM (YsGL+)

420

The Super 6

https://youtu.be/UKiSbk48f0I

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 08:38 PM (IqV8l)

421 Star Wars "Tie Fighter" short film. Made by one guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_CP4SuoTU

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 08:38 PM (w+Jhj)

422 R.I.P. John Candy.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 08:38 PM (ewxPW)

423 Other Animations that I loved: The animation wasn't that special, but
"Space Ghost: Coast to Coast!" was a show I never missed, and I have all
of Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law on DVD. I grew up on Hanna Barbara
in the 60's, the guys who made those shows were just like me.


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Same here. It was a very natural progression to Sealab 2021, then to Frisky Dingo (find it if you haven't seen it), then to Archer.

I've enjoyed Bobs Burgers recently, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:39 PM (ks6bw)

424 For fantastic animation, there's the 2009 film "Redline." The story is cliché, but it doesn't matter. It needs to be seen on the largest screen available. Then there is also Masaaki Yuasa's "Mind Game," which is in a freaky class of its own.

My favorite show when I was a kid was Rocky & Bullwinkle, which had some of the cheapest, lousiest animation ever committed to film. Brilliant writing compensates for a lot.

Please, never, ever, ever mention "Cl*tch C*arg*" again.

A thread on movie animation and no mention of Sylvain Chomet? Here are a couple of excerpts from "The Triplets of Belleville."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-KChYBFiB0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0VrHQ-cHUA

Posted by: Don at January 20, 2018 08:39 PM (4espk)

425 Posted by: texcat at January 20, 2018 08:36 PM (wf3RQ)

The first season of Ren & Stimpy was the first "WTF? Did I just see that?" cartoon. I couldn't believe they got away with a lot of what they did.

Second and later seasons were toned down a bit too much. I believe the originators were forced out and a new team tried to make it a little too kid-friendly.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 08:39 PM (2kiKp)

426 One of the best Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law episodes is where Race Bannon sues Dr. Quest for palimony. Dr. Quest tries to deny that they were lovers, but Harvey points out that no one EVER saw either of them with a woman. Or with anybody else, for that matter.

And after you see that, you can never shake the idea that Johnny Quest was the Gayest kid show ever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:40 PM (V2Yro)

427 Probably my all-time fave Kids In The Hall sketch...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ1pO-tZbYA

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:40 PM (eMKNe)

428 Any fans of Rick and Morty.

Pickle Rick!

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:40 PM (pV/54)

429 >>For TV animation, we loved Phineas Ferb. Nothing special about
the animation, but the writing was VERY clever. The feature film was
great, too.

Loved that show! Clever and fun songs - we used to listen to the CD in the car. Squirrels in my pants!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 08:40 PM (W+vEI)

430 I just got back from seeing "The Greatest Showman" for the second time. I rarely go to movies anymore. NEVER do I see them twice.

Dear Hollywood, I really enjoyed watching a coherent story by a talented cast. As a bonus, I LOVED not being preached to, scolded, condescended to, educated, intervened, or involved in a teachable moment. I may go a third time, as the experience was so enjoyable.

Posted by: One at January 20, 2018 08:41 PM (9XizI)

431 Best animated sequence ever -- the opening of "Up".

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 20, 2018 08:41 PM (fVubI)

432 and I have all of Harvey Birdman - Attorney at Law on DVD.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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TS, the Harvey Birdman episode with Dr. Quest and Race Bannon in court for a custody hearing over Jonny may in fact be the funniest writing ever.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 08:41 PM (tr2D7)

433 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:39 PM (ks6bw)

Bob's Burgers is great. Same guy who produced KOH. Funny with a non preachy conservative message.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:42 PM (2DOZq)

434 Long ago when I was in Hawaii a coworker showed us an animated short film about a mound of poop that wanted to meet its maker. It went on an epic journey accompanied by an enormous cow fop and a soft serve ice cream cone. It was Japanese (duh) and very funny. It was shown on a local station that showed Japanese fare and my friend was so blown away by it he went down to the station and a tech guy made a VCR tape of it for him.

Does anybody know what this is?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:43 PM (qJtVm)

435 425 Second and later seasons were toned down a bit too much. I believe the originators were forced out and a new team tried to make it a little too kid-friendly.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 08:39 PM (2kiKp)


The same thing happened to Invader Zim years later.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 08:43 PM (NL6wI)

436 Anyone who liked Johnny Quest should at least give the Venture Brothers a shot for their take on the genre. Clever comedy and a fun, quick show.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:43 PM (ks6bw)

437 ---
TS, the Harvey Birdman episode with Dr. Quest and Race Bannon in court for a custody hearing over Jonny may in fact be the funniest writing ever.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 08:41 PM (tr2D7)
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Agree.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:43 PM (qJtVm)

438 "Dr. Quest tries to deny that they were lovers, "

That's funny.

When it came out I was 7 or 8 and a proud member of the He-Man Woman-Haters Club.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:44 PM (pV/54)

439 Godzilla v Mothra on Svengoolie.

Godzilla just appeared and is ready to f**k things up!

LOL



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 08:44 PM (8iiMU)

440 "The first season of Ren Stimpy was the first
"WTF? Did I just see that?" cartoon. I couldn't believe they got away
with a lot of what they did.



Second and later seasons were toned down a bit too much. I believe
the originators were forced out and a new team tried to make it a little
too kid-friendly.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer"


When they started selling Stimpy's hairballs I absolutely lost it. But then he horked so many times that his hairball generator broke down.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 20, 2018 08:44 PM (w+Jhj)

441 I used to be able to do a fairly good imitation of Brak.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:33 PM (V2Yro)


Same. It's irresistible.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 20, 2018 08:44 PM (rnAwa)

442 >>>>There was some story about Canadian appliances on a journey<<<<<

The Brave Little Toaster.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 20, 2018 08:44 PM (3DZIZ)

443 Cow flop, not cow fop! Totally different image.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:44 PM (qJtVm)

444 Venture Brothers, love that show and it's take on Johnny Quest all grown up and a failed scientist doing the same "Adventures" with his own sons.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 20, 2018 08:45 PM (dKiJG)

445 The Ambiguously Gay Duo were funny.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:45 PM (2DOZq)

446 360 my vote for best weird insane animation to ever show up in a kids show is Invader Zim:


Invader Zim was so-o-o-o-o great.

Believe it or not, the reason Invader Zim got cancelled was.......911!

The Nickelodeon a-holes said such a violent show wasn't appropriate on a children's network after 911.

At least, that was the public version.


I'm guessing the animation cost a lot and wasn't always delivered "on time".

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 08:15 PM (9q7Dl)

Frank Conniff from MST3k was one of the writers on that show.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 08:45 PM (xJa6I)

447 Svengoolie is must-see for me these days...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at January 20, 2018 08:45 PM (lLeln)

448 372 Best animated show of all time is without question King of the Hill.

There is not a subject that show has not addressed.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:20 PM (2DOZq)

*fist bump*

Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 08:45 PM (6HFDU)

449 Also very stiff.

Jeez, you skip arm day...mumbly...years and stuff gets all weak.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 08:45 PM (xJa6I)

450 418
The brave little toaster

Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 08:46 PM (dwBLr)

451 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 08:39 PM (2kiKp)

I think you're right! My kids loved the show (as did I) and then came Rocko's Modern Life. That was a favorite show of our family at time too!

Posted by: texcat at January 20, 2018 08:46 PM (wf3RQ)

452
And Bruce Willis' character in Fifth Element is a takeoff of the taxi driver in Heavy Metal. And the "Orb of Evil" storyline.


Heh! I caught that the first time I saw Fifth Element.
Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2018 07:15 PM (peJQi)






Me too.

As I recall, Besson was pretty open about how Heavy Metal influenced Fifth Element, especially the French comic books. Even used some of the same artists, especially Moebius, who was the primary visual influence.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 20, 2018 08:46 PM (eXA4G)

453 Roc, true, King Of The Hill is a classic.

I could relate to Hank having a father who's pretty much antisocial and crazy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:47 PM (eMKNe)

454 Venture Brothers, love that show and it's take on Johnny Quest all grown up and a failed scientist doing the same "Adventures" with his own sons.

Something about an entire series where the theme is failure. Some of the best names and ideas for super-villains, too.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 20, 2018 08:47 PM (fVubI)

455 #401 My link at #289 has sidebar links to one of those but you'll be able to find the other through it too.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 08:47 PM (ewxPW)

456 "TS, the Harvey Birdman episode with Dr. Quest and Race Bannon in court for a custody hearing over Jonny may in fact be the funniest writing ever."

We're thinking along the same lines! The episode that is on just about the same level for me is when Harvey Represents the Apache Chief in his suit against the Coffee Shop - they made their coffee too hot, it accidentally spilled into his lap, and now the Apache Chief can no longer "Grow". Since his Special Talent was to Get Large, and that power was controlled by his lap.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:47 PM (V2Yro)

457 453. How dare you! Cotton fought for Texas in WWII!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 20, 2018 08:48 PM (fA1SL)

458 429 Loved that show! Clever and fun songs - we used to listen to the CD in the car. Squirrels in my pants!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 20, 2018 08:40 PM (W+vEI)
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The songs were genius & so catchy! My favorite is "The Yellow Sidewalk" from The Wizard of Oz parody.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 20, 2018 08:48 PM (akSgU)

459 Re Ren & Stimpy, I still remember that John Kricfalusi kept getting in all kinds of trouble for never turning in episodes on time.

I believe at one point, the network R&S aired on (don't remember who it was... HBO?) tried to get him fired from his own show, they were so sick of the situation.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:49 PM (eMKNe)

460 I love animation. WB, Disney, Ward -- all of it.

We get a Roku channel, Looney Toons Network. In addition to a lot of Bugs material, it shows early Merrier Melodies and Mighty Mouse. I barely remember MM from my childhood in the '60s, when MM was on TV. Watching them now, I find them to run all over the spectrum from dull to fun. I've also been singing some of them in my head while at work.

I also spent much of a recent day off searching out a WB Clamped short, "Coal Black and de Sebbin Dwarfs." This is one of the so-called "banned" cartoons because of material some see as racist. Found clips on YouTube bit had to sit through diatribes. I liked the wartime attitudes, but then I really like prewar and wartime animated stuff. Tex Avery did a great MGM short, "Blitz Wolf."

Do not like Tom & Jerry or Woody Woodpecker. I root for Tom.

As for more recent work -- Pixar, of course, "Anastasia," and "Cowboy Bebop." OK, maybe not that recent. I intend to try "Archer" because of Moron recommendations. Lots of other stuff to wade through before that, however.

If I had known as a kid that someday I would be able to see practically anything made for TV, I would have pitched fewer fits when my parents' plans forced me to miss a show.

Posted by: Weak Geek at January 20, 2018 08:49 PM (G+J43)

461 457 453. How dare you! Cotton fought for Texas in WWII!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 20, 2018 08:48 PM (fA1SL)

Killed fidy Japs.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:50 PM (2DOZq)

462 I just realized I too have the DVD set of Harvey Birdman. The granddaughters are staying over and I think it's a perfect time to expose then to this higher art form. LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 08:50 PM (tr2D7)

463 458. No love for 'There's a Platypus Controlling Me'?

https://youtu.be/nDtzUymj3Ic

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 20, 2018 08:50 PM (fA1SL)

464

Black and white Popeye

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 08:51 PM (IqV8l)

465 Do not like Tom Jerry or Woody Woodpecker. I root for Tom.

Jerry was an asshole.

And poor Tom was a bit of a dumbass.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 08:51 PM (8iiMU)

466 For "MM" in my earlier comment, read "Mighty Mouse." Hard to edit on this phone.

Posted by: Weak Geek at January 20, 2018 08:51 PM (G+J43)

467 329 Some of my favorite cartoons are the early Popeye and others from the 30s. They were well done as to the animation and clever. Lots of action, even in the background. I even like the little mouse who sleeps in a matchbox and has a spool of thread for a night stand. There are a few, brief bits in 'Roger Rabbit' about that era.

As much as I like 'The Incredibles', and I do, the appeal isn't the animation as much as clever dialog and voice overs. Modern animation doesn't impress me as much as the older stuff I mentioned.

'Fantasia' is in its own category and I never tire of it. But for animated movies of my childhood, the winner was 'Sleeping Beauty', especially after Maleficent turned into the dragon.
Posted by: JTB at January 20, 2018 08:08 PM (V+03K)


I love the old Popeye toons, too. One thing that cracks me up are the things Popeye and Bluto mutter.

The "Get a Horse" short has some of that. "Why, I'm gonna knock you inta next week!"

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 20, 2018 08:51 PM (di1hb)

468
Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:52 PM (qGuLD)

469 461. 'When I woke up, they were sewing my feet to my knees......'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 20, 2018 08:52 PM (fA1SL)

470 "344 I know it's sacrilegious to criticize Monte Python (i am a YUGE MP fan), but i always thought the animations were fillers to stretch the show/movies. i just didn't like them."

When I was 14, I thought those were the funniest animations I had ever seen in my life, I loved them. Now, when I see them, I can't quite remember why I used to like them so much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:22 PM (V2Yro)


========

Come on people. You don't find dancing teeth funny?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IRsj0ZwGOM

Gilliam's animations had a really cold, disturbing vibe to them, which is what made them really funny.

Posted by: H. G. Wells at January 20, 2018 08:52 PM (/qEW2)

471 Frisky Dingo appears to be on the youtubes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7OIfqpjHok

You'll recognize Ray and Pam from Archer. Others, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 08:53 PM (ks6bw)

472 QdpSteve: I think its been discussed here before but Moana, when I watched it, seemed a little too baldly an attempt to throw together some kind of fake creation myth, plus Disney GirlPower (TM). Its like everything is grist for the theme park mill. When you notice stuff like that the first time through, I think it spells trouble.

However, The Rock is charming and his song is great.

My favorite part of Lilo & Stitch (so many) is the shout out to Lady and the tramp in the dog pound. Cracks me up every time.

Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 08:53 PM (dwBLr)

473 468. Number One in the Hood, G!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 20, 2018 08:53 PM (fA1SL)

474 372 Best animated show of all time is without question King of the Hill.

I am a big Mike Judge fan. But I never liked King of the Hill, much as I wanted to. I really did want to.

But it never, ever hooked me. Great lines, great stories, great voice acting. And yet, I just did not "get it." I found it tedious.

I accept that this is a flaw on my part.

GO VIKINGS!!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 08:53 PM (bNbo2)

475

Justice Friends

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 08:54 PM (IqV8l)

476 I'm not kidding when I say that KOTH has addressed every subject you can think of.

Would the horde care to try and come up with one?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:54 PM (2DOZq)

477 428 Any fans of Rick and Morty.

Pickle Rick!
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:40 PM (pV/54)

forgot the sarc tag?

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 08:54 PM (jeefx)

478 One of the things I've always noticed about the early Popeye cartoons is the dialogue. They had some of the most realistic and inventive dialogue of anything released at the time, and the actors were great at it.

I've sometimes wondered if they recorded dialogue *before* animating, in fact. It was nothing like what you see in so many cartoons (and in fairness, even sitcoms) today, where everyone is so careful about letting every other actor say a line before coming in with his or her response.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:54 PM (eMKNe)

479 I do say this thread every week brings up movies I never seen yet heard of

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 08:54 PM (aC6Sd)

480 442 the guy that moves pianos for a living
450 Texican ette

Thank you. A piece of my sister's childhood is reclaimed. I'll sent it to her.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 08:55 PM (hyuyC)

481 Nope, I like Rick and Morty. Some of what I've seen is brilliant.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 08:56 PM (pV/54)

482 468
Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:52 PM (qGuLD)

Make the homies say "Ho!" and the girlies wanna scream!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 08:56 PM (NWiLs)

483
Frank Conniff from MST3k was one of the writers on that show.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 08:45 PM (xJa6I)
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Many of the writers ended up as caricatures in the cartoon itself:

http://zim.wikia.com/wiki/File:FrankSaucerMoron.png

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:56 PM (qJtVm)

484 477. To be fair, you have to have a really high IQ......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 20, 2018 08:56 PM (fA1SL)

485 I have a painter, an old guy who works for me from time to time. He mumbles under his breath constantly, even when he's painting, just like Popeye did. Doesn't matter if no one else is around.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 08:56 PM (V2Yro)

486 Texican ette, hmm, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 08:56 PM (eMKNe)

487 I am still not tired of winning. Another PDT tweet:

"The Trump Administration has terminated more UNNECESSARY Regulation, in
just twelve months, than any other Administration has terminated during
their full term in office, no matter what the length. The good news is,
THERE IS MUCH MORE TO COME!"



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 08:57 PM (8iiMU)

488 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYJyeX-oMc
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 08:27 PM (qJtVm)

This link went to a series of Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 08:57 PM (R5lpX)

489 I was fascinated as a child of the Tom and Jerry episode where they opened up the freezer door and froze the water on the kitchen floor and skated on it. For awhile this 5 year old thought that possible.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 08:58 PM (2DOZq)

490 There's a sequel: Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.

Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 08:58 PM (dwBLr)

491 how long does the shutdown go on before the Dems cave?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at January 20, 2018 08:58 PM (vChNs)

492 Best animated show of all time is without question King of the Hill.

I am a big Mike Judge fan. But I never liked King of the Hill, much as I wanted to. I really did want to.

But it never, ever hooked me. Great lines, great stories, great voice acting. And yet, I just did not "get it." I found it tedious.

I accept that this is a flaw on my part.


Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 08:53 PM


I love KOTH and watch reruns all the time. But, the achilles heel of the show is Hank and Bobby and they're just not that funny. Now, episodes about Dale (doing anything) or Peggy's massive ego and I'm golden. The downturn was the arrival of Lucky. That character sucked the funny out of every scene.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:58 PM (qGuLD)

493 Well, I've survived the shutdown, tax cuts, net neutrality, and withdrawal from the Paris accord. This can mean only one thing.

I AM IMMORTAL!

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 20, 2018 08:58 PM (gC2IV)

494
Or, a Cotton Hill episode. Great stuff.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:59 PM (qGuLD)

495 474
I accept that this is a flaw on my part.

GO VIKINGS!!!!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 08:53 PM (bNbo2)


I think I spotted your problem.

GO EAGLES!

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 08:59 PM (sdi6R)

496 463 458. No love for 'There's a Platypus Controlling Me'?

https://youtu.be/nDtzUymj3Ic
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 20, 2018 08:50 PM (fA1SL)

It was a strange set of circumstances.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 08:59 PM (NWiLs)

497 Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 08:57 PM (R5lpX)

----
Huh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYJyeX-oMc

It takes me to the KitH sketch.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:00 PM (qJtVm)

498 Anyone else catch Wait til Your Father Comes Home? Loved the neighbor who saw Commies under every bush.

Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 09:00 PM (dwBLr)

499 otho, true, Bobby was never that interesting.

OTOH the show really hit a goldmine when Khan moved in next door. "Stupid redneck!!" It also was a cute idea to have Bobby and Khanie fall for each other.

There was even a great episode where Khan was trying to prove he wasn't a "banana" to Laotian business bigwigs at the nearby Country Club, which humanized him as a character a bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:01 PM (eMKNe)

500 "491 how long does the shutdown go on before the Dems cave?"

A long, long time I hope!

Monday - Trump furloughs everyone at the Dep't of Education as non essential personell.
Tuesday - Trump Furloughs the EPA.
Wednesday - Trump furloughs the entire Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
Thursday....

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 09:01 PM (V2Yro)

501 Texican, yup.

That character was sort of a prototype for Dale in KOTH, I believe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:01 PM (eMKNe)

502 Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:58 PM (qGuLD)

Yeah not my favorite but he did have a violent of good episodes. Some of my favorite episodes were with Khan.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:01 PM (2DOZq)

503 Khans wife was so mean!

Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 09:02 PM (dwBLr)

504 If it was up to me I could hold out for the shutdown a month.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:02 PM (aC6Sd)

505 How did auto correct get violent out of couple?

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:02 PM (2DOZq)

506 I'm not much of a fan of movie length animation, probably due to the wall of Disneys the wife had assembled for the chillins (and her, too dontcha know). Yikes. Time to retreat to my burrow once again.

I did the whole Fantasia thing as a teen; first stoned and then a second time on shrooms -- Oooh, the colors! Not worth another repeat.
***************

I watched A Serious Man, a 2009 Coen bros flick about a Jewish math professor and his various troubles -- Entertaining, but soo Jewish religion specific in details that I felt I was only getting one half or even one quarter of the story.

This goy can only give the movie 2.5 stars. On Netflix streaming now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 20, 2018 09:02 PM (0ogQG)

507 otho, true, Bobby was never that interesting.

OTOH the show really hit a goldmine when Khan moved in next door. "Stupid redneck!!" It also was a cute idea to have Bobby and Khanie fall for each other.

There was even a great episode where Khan was trying to prove he wasn't a "banana" to Laotian business bigwigs at the nearby Country Club, which humanized him as a character a bit.


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:01 PM


Oh, yeah... Khan! Any Khan episode is fantastic too. There's more than enough great stuff in the show to keep me hooked despite finding some characters tedious.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 09:03 PM (qGuLD)

508 Its for the Dreamers so suck it up

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 09:03 PM (aC6Sd)

509 494
Or, a Cotton Hill episode. Great stuff.
Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 08:59 PM (qGuLD)

Mr Kahn, my bags!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 09:03 PM (xJa6I)

510 I'm a huge animation, although really stylized animation does nothing for me. No desire to see that Kells movie or things like that... But the Don Bluth animated moves--those were awesome! Especially 'Secret of NIMH.' Glorious old-school animation!

Posted by: Castle Guy at January 20, 2018 09:03 PM (Lhaco)

511 505 How did auto correct get violent out of couple?
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:02 PM (2DOZq)


I can hardly wait for AI. That will certainly be a hoot.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 09:04 PM (sdi6R)

512 290 ''Congress' inability to reach a budget agreement is a total abdication of our responsibility to defend the nation and give our service members the resources they need to succeed," McCain said in a written statement.

I've swallowed placebos with more content, but this is better than what he'd been posting when in his, er, prime.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 19, 2018 06:01 PM (6FqZa)

-----

There's a guy on YouTube doing some great Flash Gordon animation.

Posted by: MAGA at January 20, 2018 09:04 PM (LnOh3)

513 I totally disagree about Hank and Bobby being a flaw in the show. IMO they are the key.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:04 PM (2DOZq)

514 Remember the name of the heavy metal band in KOTH?

"Big Mountain Fudgecake."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:05 PM (eMKNe)

515 " how long does the shutdown go on before the Dems cave?"

When enough D Senators realize they're vulnerable to a 2018 attack that they don't care about their own states people (especially legal minorities), and are putting illegals first, because they're in thrall to Schmuck Schumer.

I'd say a week.

Schumer now knows that he fucked up, and may be collateral damage, so he'll fight to drag it out. He may lose his leadership position over this.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 09:05 PM (pV/54)

516 I like it when autistic children screech on top of tables in MacDonald's about Szechuan sauce and Pickle Rick.

I guess it's the High IQ retarded strength of Dilly Dilly.

I'm too dumb to be that retarded.

*places gun mouth and pulls the trigger*

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 09:05 PM (jeefx)

517
431 Best animated sequence ever -- the opening of "Up".

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 20, 2018 08:41 PM (fVubI)








Nah, the first 20 min or so of Wall-E.

But I'll grant you, Up is easily #2. The only problem with recommending people watch Up is that a fair number of wimmenz get massively pissed off over that opening. Mainly because I recommended something that was so sad at the beginning.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 20, 2018 09:05 PM (eXA4G)

518 One of my all time fave P&F songs is "Weaponry" as sung by Normbot.

youtube.com/watch?v=_3H18bkKyG8

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:05 PM (NWiLs)

519 Furlough:

I sent to my two scumbag senators and my Rep:

Release The Memo
Release The Memo
Release The Memo

Fund Citizens Before Illegals
Fund Citizens Before Illegals
Fund Citizens Before Illegals

Support The President
Support The President
Support The President

Or you'll be voted out of office.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 09:06 PM (YFnq5)

520 Another fun episode of KOTH was the episode where Luanne becomes the obsession of her boss, the local pork product king.

"We can become pork products TOGETHER!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:06 PM (eMKNe)

521 One of my favorite KotH episodes was when Bill Dauterive learned he was the heir to the D'haute Rive estate and they visit his creepy Southern Gothic family, right out of a Tennessee Williams play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz9rQsutfuo

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:06 PM (qJtVm)

522 Anyone else catch Wait til Your Father Comes Home? Loved the neighbor who saw Commies under every bush.
Posted by: Texican ette at January 20, 2018 09:00 PM (dwBLr)

---------------

I used to watch that!!! I mean (ahem) when I was really, really, really young. Sigh. Thread's bringing back a lot of childhood memories.

Re: Tom & Jerry - one of the kids was watching it & said "it's really not fair. Jerry is such an instigator".

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 20, 2018 09:07 PM (akSgU)

523 I love the beginning of "Up".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:08 PM (qJtVm)

524 All Hail Eris, yup.

I admit I've always been a little bit too much like Bill, too much of a wimp. Watching him on that show taught me, I needed to toughen up somewhat to get through life.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:08 PM (eMKNe)

525
I love KOTH and watch reruns all the time. But, the achilles heel of the show is Hank and Bobby and they're just not that funny
...
I disagree. Hank and to a lesser extent Bobby are the moral center of the show. Hank is the one who usually sees past the PC BS going on if anyone does. He's the common sense good guy who's usually right in the end.

Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 09:09 PM (6HFDU)

526 I believe there was a storyline on KOTH for a while, where Dale was always trying to beat up on and/or bully Bill.

I know Hank would usually rescue Bill, but I would have liked to see an episode where Bill got in Dale's face himself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (eMKNe)

527 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:06 PM (qJtVm)

Great episode. There are so many I couldn't choose the best.

I do remember laughing the hardest in the first season where Hank's clothes were torn of by a tornado and he was looking for something to cover himself with. He looked at a potted cactus plant and then a Texas flag. Cut to the next scene and he was holding the cactus in front of his privates.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (2DOZq)

528 qdpsteve (comment 341) --

Oh boy, you talk about "dark," the Fleishers cornered the market with their early stuff.

Looney Tunes Network has Fleisher shorts. Two stand out in my mind. In "Hawaiian Birds," girl bird dumps boy bird for city excitement. When it goes sour, she attempts suicide. And in "The Cobweb Hotel," (think that's the title), a hotel for flies only is run by a spider. In one scene, the honeymoon couple has just entered their room when they hear a noise next door. They look through a wall of webbing to see another "guest" struggling to escape the webbing that secures him to the bed. That rattled me.

Posted by: Weak Geek at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (G+J43)

529 The opening to Up was a gut punch. The rest of the movie was fairly forgettable.

I have high standards for the animated movies I show guests. Only The Incredibles & Chicken Run made that list.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (hyuyC)

530 Stace, good point.

One of my favorite things Chris Rock ever did, is his KOTH episode about racism.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:10 PM (eMKNe)

531 Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 09:09 PM (6HFDU)

Wavelength. Same.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (2DOZq)

532 Remember to tweet #SchumerShutdown too to fight the Trump Shutdown the Left is lyingly promoting.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (ewxPW)

533
I think I spotted your problem.

GO EAGLES!
Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 08:59 PM (sdi6R)

Heh. Much as I am a Vikings guy, I like the Iggles as well. Nick Foles is kind of a sleeper, the dude nobody considers, until he does what he can do. All honesty, they would be my second choice in the Sooper Bowl.

Nevertheless, GO VIKINGS!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (bNbo2)

534 Jerry is like that in Seinfeld. He's a straight man to all the crazy brought by the others.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (pV/54)

535 I like the musical credits at the end of Wall-E a great deal, it's really quite subtle and very artistic. As the music plays, the animation takes you through the entire history of art, starting with Rock Paintings and ending with French Impressionism. In fact, that's my favorite part of the entire movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 09:11 PM (V2Yro)

536 Weak Geek, oh man.

The Fleischers were old, and I mean OLD, school storytellers. I think their POV was that the cartoons just weren't worth doing if there wasn't something there for the adults as well as the kids.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:12 PM (eMKNe)

537 525

Hank and to a lesser extent Bobby are the moral center of the show. Hank is the one who usually sees past the PC BS going on if anyone does. He's the common sense good guy who's usually right in the end.
Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 09:09 PM (6HFDU)


My memory is notoriously shoddy, but didn't Hank Hill originate from the neighbor in Beavis & Butthead?

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

538 "I love the beginning of "Up"."

Eris, I agree wholeheartedly: the opening sequence of "Up" is heart-rending: as powerful a ten minutes of film as one will ever see. And it's done so simply, through song and visual queues, nothing more - almost like a classic silent movie.

That is the genius of Pixar, I think: they know that the story is everything. And while they do give the viewer a feast for the eye, what the audience carries away is the impression left by the story itself. It used to be that every movie company cared about that. Now it's Pixar and ... well, nobody.

And by the way: I simply cannot wait for "Incredibles 2"!


Posted by: Brown Line at January 20, 2018 09:12 PM (S6ArX)

539 rickl, I believe so, yes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 09:13 PM (eMKNe)

540 Best Hank and Bobby episode is when Hank's truck was at the end of its life and they went to a car dealership.

Maybe tied with their deer hunting trip episode.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (2DOZq)

541 Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

Yes.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (2DOZq)

542 I am still not tired of winning. Another PDT tweet:

"The Trump Administration has terminated more UNNECESSARY Regulation, in
just twelve months, than any other Administration has terminated during
their full term in office, no matter what the length. The good news is,
THERE IS MUCH MORE TO COME!"


-
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!

I have stood here before beside these prog assholes
With the world turning circles but I'm in controls
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end these LOLs
But it's my destiny to be the king of trolls

King of trolls
I'll always be king of trolls
I'll always be kiny of trolls

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (+y/Ru)

543 I disagree. Hank and to a lesser extent Bobby are the moral center of the show. Hank is the one who usually sees past the PC BS going on if anyone does. He's the common sense good guy who's usually right in the end.


Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 09:09 PM

True. But I don't watch it for life lessons and morals. I watch for the lolz. The "moral centre" and whatnot are a bonus, but not the draw (for me). I just find some characters drag a bit. Hank's love of lawncare, propane and his truck etc are ok, but gets boring.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2018 09:15 PM (qGuLD)

544 For those that are interested in the behind the scenes of animation, you have to check out a documentary titled"I Know That Voice" all about those famous and not so famous voice actors.

https://youtu.be/7aLC0J31Z9g

Quite entertaining.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 20, 2018 09:16 PM (AJeMv)

545 No one's mentioned Twice Upon a Time that came out in 1983. Here's the Wikipedia entry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twice_Upon_a_Time_(1983_film)

And here's the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqCRgiHHvB4

Posted by: Jim S. at January 20, 2018 09:16 PM (ynUnH)

546 And by the way: I simply cannot wait for "Incredibles 2"!

Me neither! I always say that "Incredibles" is an action movie that just happens to be animated. It is as slick and stylish as any Bond flick, and the mother's desperate attempt to save her children during the airplane crash is as taut and pulse-pounding as anything I've seen in a serious adventure movie.

And yes, who else is making movies that appeal to all demographics like Pixar?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:17 PM (qJtVm)

547 518 One of my all time fave P&F songs is "Weaponry" as sung by Normbot.

youtube.com/watch?v=_3H18bkKyG8
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 09:05 PM (NWiLs)
---------------

There's a website called televisiontunes.com that is a library of songs from probably hundreds of shows. Not exactly sure how they get away with it even with a disclaimer, but it's fun to go on & listen to the old (or new) themes, including songs from P & F.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 20, 2018 09:19 PM (akSgU)

548 Godzilla is ready to smash Mothra.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 09:19 PM (8iiMU)

549
My memory is notoriously shoddy, but didn't Hank Hill originate from the neighbor in Beavis & Butthead?
Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

I have no idea what his origin is. All I know is the first episode I saw of KOTH I thought, jeez, I KNOW that guy, and he's a really good guy.

Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 09:20 PM (6HFDU)

550 ONT

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 20, 2018 09:20 PM (AJeMv)

551 Brad Bird said that he wouldn't do a sequel to Incredibles until he had a script better than the first.

Well, it's taken a long time but I'm really jazzed. The short trailer is a hoot.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 09:23 PM (pV/54)

552 Nope, I like Rick and Morty. Some of what I've seen is brilliant.

Have you seen "Gravity Falls"? There's actually a cross-over moment between the two series (minor, but it's there, and they intended more), and there's something about a Disney kid's cartoon that manages to have Cthulhu appear.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 20, 2018 09:23 PM (fVubI)

553 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 09:14 PM (+y/Ru)

He is a master at carefully calibrating to elicit the most outrage at his opposition. This was perfect - if he would have done his usual blustery Sad! type of tweet, they would have rolled their eyes and ignored it with a "Yeah, he's an asshole".

With *this* however, all they can do is seethe, knowing he's doing it just to troll them. And they can't help themselves - it's been nothing but twitter histrionics and mumbling to themselves "What an asshole."

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 20, 2018 09:23 PM (2kiKp)

554 Harvey Birdman custody

https://youtu.be/xxI15_6KyzU

Posted by: Traveling Man at January 20, 2018 09:23 PM (R5lpX)

555
it's wheelBARROW

not wheelBARREL

and NOT wheelBARROL

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 09:24 PM (tAiTN)

556 so you just saw Real Genius? Sad.

Posted by: The Dr. Brake Bemoray at January 20, 2018 09:26 PM (V3U1L)

557 @498 --

Commander Ralph Kane of militia Company B! Voiced by Jack Burns. "Huh? Huh? Huh-huh-huh?"

Now we're getting into esoterica.

Anybody remember the H-B prime time show "Where's Huddles?" Pro football player. Flopped.

Posted by: Weak Geek at January 20, 2018 09:27 PM (G+J43)

558 Has anyone seen "Robots" with Ewan MacGregor voicing the lead character?

Great animation, and a funny little story.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 20, 2018 09:27 PM (uDcBt)

559 So nobody can identify my Japanese poop cartoon? I figured the Horde would be all over this one like flies on...well...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 09:31 PM (qJtVm)

560 Greetings sports fans, Longtime lurker Ferrous here. So, I love animation. And I bring forth the tidbits of the past, a movie almost nobody's heard of: Twice Upon A Time.

Like the Cobbler and the Thief, the story of this is almost better than the movie. The studio (a subsidiary of Lucasfilm, if you'd believe it) was failing financially, so they launched a hail-mary of an animated movie with limited studio release. The film itself had lots of cool subversive moments, and was a great mix of real live film mixed in with what would be South Park style animation with a great soundtrack, sprinkled with pop culture references of all stripes. There were just a few problems.
First, as I said before, the studio was failing, and spectacularly at that. They could only afford to do a limited release of the film, so it didn't even hit all theaters. Most of those that did get it wound up showing it as a double header with the Don Bluth classic, "The Secret of NIMH"
Second, the voice actors (mostly comedians) recorded a second, adult audio track and didn't inform the producer. Worse, some theaters got the adult audio track instead of the kid friendly one. The uproar pretty much ensured that the whole thing blew over and wound up being a loss.

The only reason I knew about this movie in the first place was because, as a loner in my high school years, I frequented our town library, which had a copy on vhs. You can, for what it's worth, buy a dvd copy on Amazon, but really, this movie needs a soundtrack release too. (See exhibit a, the opening track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFHTeJU7fqo )

Anywho, it's worth a look if you can find it.

Posted by: Ferrous at January 20, 2018 10:08 PM (9zK/z)

561 I saw Toy Story 3 times.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 20, 2018 10:13 PM (bc2Lc)

562 Thanks Ferrous, I didn't know about that one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 10:21 PM (V2Yro)

563 The Cobbler animation bothered me in that it seemed like watching one huge Rube Goldberg contraption.

Posted by: Corona at January 20, 2018 10:22 PM (88+VL)

564 I am a fan of anime. When I watched The Secret of Kells I muttered to myself "...it's Irish anime!" A completely stylized approach to art, with that 2D look like a tapestry. I highly recommend watching it to enjoy the art.

The most memorable part of the movie was the sequence where the invaders break into the fortifications. But it's bleak and depressing because the invaders kill everyone stuck inside. So I've only watched it the one time.

I agree that The Incredibles is by far the best 3D animated movie ever. The story, characters, voices, soundtrack, world-building... all top-notch. I convinced an 82-year-old relative to watch it and when it was done, she agreed it was great and thanked me for talking her into it.

I'm currently watching an anime series called Psyco-pass on Crunchyroll. It's set in a future where technology allows reading personality traits, and if your personality reads as overly dangerous they lock you up (just as a precaution) in comfortable cells. The average person leads an idyllic life, with very low crime and high technology. But there are still criminals (a surprising number of which seem to be serial killers) so there are still police. I'm about half-way through the first season and I'm enjoying it. As a lover of liberty I'm offended by the idea of locking up people before they commit any crime, but the story isn't sugar-coating that aspect of it... the system is shown to be flawed and more flaws are appearing as the story unfolds.

Semi-spoilers follow. The police in this anime are called "Inspectors" but they have "Enforcers" who work for them. "Enforcers" are all people whose personality reading shows that they are capable of being violent. The Inspectors are supposed to supervise the Enforcers. But also, the Inspectors actually are supposed to make the Enforcers do the dirtiest parts of the job, because exposure to crime can tend to change your personality to make you more capable of violence yourself... your "Psycho-pass" reading can increase if you lose your detachment or get really upset. Inspectors and Enforcers are authorized to use weapons, including nifty pistols called Dominators. A Dominator reads the Psycho-pass, and if the reading is too low the Dominator won't shoot at all; above a threshold it will shoot "paralyzer" and at still-higher threshold it will shoot lethal rounds. A Dominator also only works when it can communicate with the main computers on the Internet somewhere. (This resulted in an entertaining scene where they were hurriedly running cables to try to extend Internet into an area with poor connectivity so that the pistols would work when needed.) The Enforcers are people too, people who would be locked up if they didn't have the Enforcer job; they want to help protect ordinary citizens, they want to stay out of the prison, and to some extend they enjoy being able to indulge their violent side a bit while shooting criminals or whatever. The main protagonist is a young woman with extremely high scores on all the standardized tests, who could have chosen any career; she chose to join the police. She is very interested in one of the Enforcers (possibly even romantically interested), and possibly risking her own Psyco-pass if she gets too involved with him. It can happen that an Inspector whose Psycho-pass gets bad can get demoted to Enforcer status, and she might be at risk for this.

There's some blood and gore but it was shown on TV so it's not really explicit. But the show is not for the squeamish.

Here's the entire first episode on YouTube. It's dubbed into English. (On Crunchyroll it's in the original Japanese with subtitles.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk7KivEwZVk

Posted by: mr_jack at January 20, 2018 11:03 PM (M59SC)

565 Glad to help Servo!

Posted by: Ferrous at January 20, 2018 11:44 PM (9zK/z)

566 You should check out The Limehouse Golem. Great flick.

Posted by: Mel Krewall at January 20, 2018 11:54 PM (MyZXQ)

567 The James Madison and others who want to take a peek behind the scenes of classic Disney animation, there is a short starring Robert Benchley where he is going to pitch to Walt Disney his story The Reluctant Dragon.

In this short, Robert is taken through storyboard meeting, those statues of various Disney characters are shown that the animators use as references, painting the cels, and all kinds of things. But the neatest is being shown the six foot tall apparatus they used to shoot the really deep depth shots.

For interesting trivia from Fantasia, the Nutcracker Suite used 20,000 frames.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 21, 2018 12:40 AM (2+EWn)

Mini Chess Thread 01-20-2018

a real mans study.jpg
A Real Man's Study

Remember, the chess thread is (also) an open thread, so it is impossible to post a comment that is OT.

Easier Problem - White To Play (606)

I think that the correct first move is rather obvious. So obvious, in fact, that many of you will probably be tempted to immediately yell "Woohoo! Solved another one!" and run a victory lap. Not so fast. Because Black has a reply that will render your first move null and void, and you'll be stuck -- unless, of course, you find the correct White response. So your answer should be of the form:

1. White's KILLER first move: ________________
2. Black's AWESOME response: ________________
3. White's DEVASTATING finish:________________



20180120 - Problem 1.jpg
5k2/6p1/p2q3p/b7/2QB4/7P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 0 1

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (BWTC 75)

Hint: White must smash through Black's defenses in order for his bishops to have their full effect


20180120 - Problem 2.jpg
k3r3/pp1rn1pp/P1p3q1/2P2b2/Q1B2B2/4p3/6PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1


For the 'Ettes -- Dress Pr0n!

20180120 dress pr0n 01.jpg


20180120 dress pr0n 02.jpg


20180120 dress pr0n 03.jpg


___________

Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


20180120 - Problem 1.jpg
5k2/6p1/p2q3p/b7/2QB4/7P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Bc5!

Pins lack's queen. But...

1...Bb6!

White's pin is now of no use since his Bishop is now also pinned. But he can wriggle free with

2.Qf4+! and Black's loss of material is decisive.

Or, alternatively, Black can forget the counter-pin and try something less sharp:

1...Bc7

To defend the queen. But that also falls short: 2.Qf4+ Ke7 3.Qe5+ Kd7 4.Qxg7+ Kd8 5.Bxd6 Bxd6 6.Qxh6 and wins.


More Challenging Problem - To Play


20180120 - Problem 2.jpg
k3r3/pp1rn1pp/P1p3q1/2P2b2/Q1B2B2/4p3/6PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1

The decision tree is long, but narrow. It's a mate in 6:

1. axb7+ Rxb7
2. Qxa7+ Rxa7
3. Rxa7+ Kxa7
4. Ra1+ Kb7
5. Ba6+ Ka7 (or 5...Ka
6. Bc8#

Hope to see you all again 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 05:37 PM




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1 Surely not first?

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (prxs+)

2 Was wondering if we would have this today.

Posted by: HH at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (mIJBI)

3 st?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (DMUuz)

4 Huzzah!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (prxs+)

5 *Remember, the chess thread is (also) an open thread, so it is impossible to post a comment that is OT.*

What if I talk Checkers!?

Posted by: tbodie at January 20, 2018 05:36 PM (oBghv)

6 I used to have a chair just like that one in the first pic.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 05:36 PM (mpXpK)

7 Do not know why but the dresses reminded my of spring time in Austin about a hundred years ago. First spring days and girls in sundresses still a little pale for winter. Every little breeze brought a nipple to the air.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (BtQd4)

8 Has Dress Pr0n become a permanent thing? No warning in the header, or a "DRESSCON 3" (or higher warning)?

Sensitive 'rons might be triggered, you know.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (DMUuz)

9 OM, and good to see you and hear of your healing.

Posted by: tbodie at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (oBghv)

10 So many dresses.

NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (Ckg4U)

11 Well.. I screwed the pooch on that one.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (Ckg4U)

12 Those little girls are adorable!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (prxs+)

13 I really think you need to reconsider the "for the 'ettes" thing. I mean, the Japanese girl? Dayum.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:38 PM (LAe3v)

14 NINE!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (Ckg4U)

HAH.

Posted by: tbodie at January 20, 2018 05:38 PM (oBghv)

15 Chess thread, woohoo! All is right with the world.

Number #1 like a screen door you know the rest. Ladies need to wear gloves more.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 05:38 PM (EoRCO)

16 Public Service Announcement...

Don't Fuck Your Dog.

-The Ad Council

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:39 PM (Ckg4U)

17 Also, the little girls. What? I raised four of them.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:39 PM (LAe3v)

18 Don't forget February 3rd.

When we honor these patriots of the gridiron


http://tinyurl.com/yakptw9a

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 05:39 PM (EyPfd)

19 Wish women would wear more sun dresses. Totes feminine.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:40 PM (vV/gB)

20 Yay! The Asian chicks in dresses thread!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (NL6wI)

21 I love those first 2 pics.

And that leather chair is calling out for me to do a butt plant.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (UTaNm)

22 First 2 dress pics, I mean.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (UTaNm)

23 How much for the Japanese girl?

I mean, how much for her dress?
Yeh, that's it.
Her dress.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (EyPfd)

24 A real mans study

Only missing a glass of scotch or cognac

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (aC6Sd)

25 Hot Asian girl in cute dress is hot and cute.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (xJa6I)

26 And that leather chair is calling out for me to do a butt plant.

Glad you pointed it out. I was going to say something. It's the zenith of my furniture aspirations.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:42 PM (LAe3v)

27 Game thread!

According to The Know, the lootbox disgrace from last year might, finally, be on the way out.
youtube.com/watch?v=pahdKkzxzFU


Thank G-d for Jim Sterling. To coin a phrase.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 05:42 PM (5bz7Q)

28 Good Fences Make Great Neighbors.
Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2018 05:43 PM (BtQd4)

29 I think it would be helpful to also have naked pictures of the dress models for comparison.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 05:43 PM (Sfs6o)

30 1. White's KILLER first move: Bc5!
2. Black's AWESOME response: Bb6!!
3. White's DEVASTATING finish: Qf4+!!!

Posted by: zombie at January 20, 2018 05:43 PM (42M22)

31 Our son told me a while back that he wishes women dressed the way they did in the 50's. Interesting. I think he pines for a time he never knew when women didn't run around half-dressed and screaming "RAPE!" for looking at them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:43 PM (ptqGC)

32 Not the chirrun' of course!

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (Sfs6o)

33
America -- where we sleep peacefully in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf -- while Chuck Schumer makes sure they are unpaid for their efforts.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (2FqvZ)

34 #1
b-c5, b-b6
q-f4 ...
qxq

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (/qEW2)

35 Problem 1:

White Killer move: Bc5
Black response: Bb6
White Response: Qf4+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (8gDQu)

36 8 Has Dress Pr0n become a permanent thing? No warning in the header, or a "DRESSCON 3" (or higher warning)?

Sensitive 'rons might be triggered, you know.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (DMUuz)


Ha! I've been showing dress pr0n in the chess thread for several months now. It is my tongue-in-cheek response to the 'ettes who took the opportunity to talk about dresses several chess threads in a row. Even though their ceaseless chatter about dresses is allowed since this is an open thread, I thought I'd have a little fun with it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (qANT2)

37 19 Wish women would wear more sun dresses. Totes feminine.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:40 PM (vV/gB)


I'm wearing one right now. In honor of warmer temps. But it is a long one. I mean, it is still only in the 40s. However the top half of the back is open with a lattice, criss cross design.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (UTaNm)

38 That chair is most likely naugahyde. Mibe was and in the Summer even with the A/C in you would sweat like a pig in it. I was glad to get rid of it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 05:45 PM (mpXpK)

39 LOVE the 50s dress!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 05:45 PM (hMwEB)

40 can't wait for the evening news. need my chuck schumer fix.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 05:45 PM (KP5rU)

41 That top photo needs a good glass of single malt and a really fine cigar or a pipe with Sasieni tobacco.

Posted by: Winston at January 20, 2018 05:45 PM (wgCUV)

42 Is that last photo the Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant winner?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 05:46 PM (qJtVm)

43 According to The Know, the lootbox disgrace from last year might, finally, be on the way out.

I have no idea what this was about, but it led to other big questions, such as "what would happen if we dropped the Tsar Bomba into the Marianas Trench"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7eb1DHZ9GQ


Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:46 PM (LAe3v)

44
Hot Asian girl in cute dress is hot and cute.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (xJa6I)


I don't think this is her first appearance here. I seem to remember her modeling a different dress.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 05:46 PM (lKyWE)

45 Ha! I've been showing dress pr0n in the chess thread for several months now. It is my tongue-in-cheek response to the 'ettes who took the opportunity to talk about dresses several chess threads in a row. Even though their ceaseless chatter about dresses is allowed since this is an open thread, I thought I'd have a little fun with it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (qANT2)


And we like it! Thank you.


Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (UTaNm)

46 I was trying to wait for post # 50.

*takes Japanese woman's hand, exits stage left*

Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (YwGz6)

47 1970 Sears Catalog Pron
https://tinyurl.com/ycsxrgvl

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (BtQd4)

48 Well, the pussy hat march went right by FOX studios.

The biggest collection of freaks and weirdos this side of the fulsom street fair and burning man.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (WGirA)

49 -OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (qANT2)

That's Restaurant Quality lemonade.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:48 PM (Ckg4U)

50 >> Is that last photo the Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant winner?

Ah shoot, you beat me to it. I was gonna do a ladyboy sock, saying xhe was so glad ya'll Morons loved xher picture.

I can't really tell, but I think she's Japanese, not Thai. But I'm not really good at that.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 05:48 PM (8O3HH)

51 Just noticed that little tot has a cast or large bandage on her arm. Blends right in with the dress. Those girls are just so cute together.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:49 PM (UTaNm)

52 Are veterans getting getting their benefits paid?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:49 PM (ptqGC)

53 Dresses in the 50s=girdles. **shudder**. Although my husbands grandmother wore one almost until she died at 104. Claimed she wasnt comfortable without one.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 05:49 PM (prxs+)

54
I have a theory -- half-baked, perhaps -- that actually Chuck Schumer knows his effort is doomed to failure but is shucking the Dreamers off the back of the Democrat Party in order to focus on the mid-terms. Valiant effort, la-de-da, and all that.

Appeasement strategery.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:49 PM (2FqvZ)

55 Public Service Announcement...
Don't Fuck Your Dog.-The Ad CouncilPosted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:39 PM

But eating it is totes ok, right?Asking for a friend.

Posted by: B. Hussein Soetoro, Community Thought-Leader at January 20, 2018 05:50 PM (DMUuz)

56 Last broad is definitely Japanese.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (Ckg4U)

57 For the second problem, I don't see any immediate mate or anything. However, even so, white's position seems very strong and aggressive, so it seems he'd probably win eventually with just "normal" play, without the need for brilliancies.

That said, I;m surely missing something. But since I can't see it, I;d probably play something obvious like Bd6 with various threats. Bxe3 is also super-obvious and also seem to lead to a good game for white.

But I'd be willing to wager there is some crazy brilliancy that's eluding me. I;m looking at absurd moves like Bd5?!?!?!, which invites black to blunder, but if he avoids blundering, I don't see the win. So: I vote for an obvious move.

Posted by: zombie at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (42M22)

58 Problem 2:

axb7+ Rxb7
Qxa7+ Rxa7
Rxa7+ Kxa7
Ra1+ Kb7
Ba6+ Ka7 (or Ka
Bc8#

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (8gDQu)

59 42 Is that last photo the Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant winner?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 05:46 PM (qJtVm)

I don't think this is her first appearance here. I seem to remember her modeling a different dress.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 05:46 PM (lKyWE)


That's correct, I have about a dozen pics of her modelling various dresses downloaded into my dress pr0n stash, so you will see her again, from time to time.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (qANT2)

60 The biggest collection of freaks and weirdos this side of the fulsom street fair and burning man.
Posted by: Kreplach at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (WGirA)



That's what it should be called. The Freaks and Weirdo march. Not the Womens March. Maybe I can remember to counter people saying Womens March with that term.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (UTaNm)

61
Are veterans getting getting their benefits paid?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:49 PM (ptqGC)


Some (R) House member was reading a letter today from a female vet who is up against the wall and can't afford to lose one check. Was on Fox News.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (2FqvZ)

62 52
Are veterans getting getting their benefits paid?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:49 PM (ptqGC)


Yes, but active duty ones are not being paid.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (mpXpK)

63 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (8gDQu)

You're two for two today. Very nice.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (qANT2)

64 "But eating it is totes ok, right? Asking for a friend."
-Posted by: B. Hussein Soetoro, Community Thought-Leader at January 20, 2018 05:50 PM (DMUuz)

No. Tell your friend "No".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (Ckg4U)

65 OOOOH, NOW I see the win in problem 2!

Posted by: zombie at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (42M22)

66
28
Good Fences Make Great Neighbors.

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border
Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale
the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and
other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on
condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for
public release.

Posted by: rhennigantx

Well, sure, if you use those pussies.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (LAe3v)

67 53 girdle joke:

Lady is being fitted for a girdle at the dress shop

Shopgirl: Is Madam comfortable?

Customer: Yes

Shopgirl: Can Madam take deep breaths?

Customer: Yes

Shopgirl: Then Madam obviously needs a smaller sized girdle

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (hMwEB)

68 Never play white. Be the underdog.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (Ckg4U)

69 47 1970 Sears Catalog Pron
https://tinyurl.com/ycsxrgvl
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (BtQd4)
---
I guffawed, loudly.

I see your 70's catalog, and raise it to 73:

http://www.lileks.com/institute/70s/sears1973/index.html

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (qJtVm)

70 You're two for two today. Very nice.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (qANT2)


Thank you. I'm listing you as a reference on my resume.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (8gDQu)

71 I knew that if I posted "I don;t see the win!," then the Law of Irony would be enforced, and AFTER I posted, I'd see the win:

PxP+ RxP
QxP+ RxQ
RxR+ KxR
Ra1+ Kb7
Ba6+ Ka7
Bc8mate

Posted by: zombie at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (42M22)

72 By "mini chess thread", do you mean this?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7vz5kyl

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 05:54 PM (sdi6R)

73 "Thank you. I'm listing you as a reference on my resume."
-Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (8gDQu)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (Ckg4U)

74 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

Ya beat me to the punch!

Posted by: zombie at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (42M22)

75 I'm
wearing one right now. In honor of warmer temps. But it is a long one.
I mean, it is still only in the 40s. However the top half of the back
is open with a lattice, criss cross design.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel

Ummmm, you're an 'ette, right? Can't be too careful nowadays.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (LAe3v)

76 57 For the second problem, I don't see any immediate mate or anything.

Posted by: zombie at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (42M22)


( *koff* )Comment #58( *koff )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:56 PM (qANT2)

77 Dennis Prager was talking this week about some Paris clothes show, the designer made dresses for men, somewhere a day or so before saw pictures I am thinking were from that as the models were either very Butch looking or were guys.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)

78 Shopgirl: Then Madam obviously needs a smaller sized girdle

Snort!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 05:56 PM (prxs+)

79 Ya beat me to the punch!

Posted by: zombie at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (42M22)


You got me on the first one, so we're even today.

Good job.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 05:57 PM (8gDQu)

80 America -- where we sleep peacefully in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf -- while Chuck Schumer makes sure they are unpaid for their efforts.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (2FqvZ)


That's what's so confusing. If you don't want me to look at it don't show it to me.

Posted by: Slappy Whitefeather at January 20, 2018 05:57 PM (9m1df)

81 "Chuck Schumer knows his effort is doomed to failure"

Trump will trade DACA for his Immigration package.
But Schumer's can't give Trump his wall. He offered Trump $1.6B for the wall, which was an insult which blew up negotiations. Schumer's only play was to force a shutdown.

But now how does Schumer extricate himself?

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 05:57 PM (pV/54)

82 Odds on a gun thread today?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 05:57 PM (xJa6I)

83 Those little girls are so adorable..

Posted by: IC at January 20, 2018 05:58 PM (2QKHL)

84 Two more hours.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:59 PM (WbIyz)

85 I know OM says it's impossible to go OT but I don't want to derail chess/Japanese discussions.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 05:59 PM (xJa6I)

86 Sell me your daughters!

Also, B-C5.

Posted by: Woody Allen at January 20, 2018 05:59 PM (bJ0w+)

87 Ah, thanks Grump. Will check in then.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 06:00 PM (xJa6I)

88 Some (R)
House member was reading a letter today from a female vet who is up
against the wall and can't afford to lose one check. Was on Fox News.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (2FqvZ)


Well, our son can't either. He depends on his for college and cost of living. He's in his last year at university.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:00 PM (ptqGC)

89 That's correct, I have about a dozen pics of her modelling various dresses downloaded into my dress pr0n stash, so you will see her again, from time to time.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (qANT2)


She's very pretty.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 06:00 PM (8gDQu)

90 Where are bluebell and Tami? We were looking for a fashion thread where we could talk eyeliner.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (ptqGC)

91 69 47 1970 Sears Catalog Pron
https://tinyurl.com/ycsxrgvl
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (BtQd4)
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I guffawed, loudly.
I see your 70's catalog, and raise it to 73:
http://www.lileks.com/institute/70s/sears1973/index.html
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 05:53 PM (qJtVm)


Yeah, the first guy doesn't hold a candle to Lileks, who basically owns this genre outright.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (qANT2)

92 "To coin a phrase" ever and only means to create a new one. Anyone saying different is wrong.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (WbIyz)

93 She's very pretty.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 06:00 PM (8gDQu)


That she is.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (qANT2)

94 Ah, thanks Grump. Will check in then.


Sadly, that was not directed to you. It's my countdown to smoked pork belly.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:02 PM (WbIyz)

95 Sadly, that was not directed to you. It's my countdown to smoked pork belly.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:02 PM (WbIyz)


Your recipe for the pork belly dripping onto the (Boston?) butt sounds incredible.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:03 PM (ptqGC)

96 77 Dennis Prager was talking this week about some Paris clothes show, the designer made dresses for men, somewhere a day or so before saw pictures I am thinking were from that as the models were either very Butch looking or were guys.
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)
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The trendy designers have been pushing that groovy asexual dress/romp-him thing since at least the 60's. It obviously never takes hold. Man-gams are not showcased to advantage in anything that is not a tactical kilt. It requires at a minimum Oi boots and a short sword.

It always feels like some trippy post-apocalyptic Disco Caligula World thing.

This is how you end up with Zardoz, people.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:03 PM (qJtVm)

97 DRESS PRON

chess thread

"I told them to but chess thread first!"

-girl who dresses like an Australian's nightmare.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at January 20, 2018 06:03 PM (h7sWp)

98 77 Dennis Prager was talking this week about some Paris clothes show, the designer made dresses for men, somewhere a day or so before saw pictures I am thinking were from that as the models were either very Butch looking or were guys.
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)


I saw some pictures of men in dresses earlier this week and they weren't butch looking to say the least.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 06:03 PM (sdi6R)

99 Well, husband will be home from his travels soon. Off to begin salad prep.

Happy Caturday, all!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:04 PM (ptqGC)

100 Last broad is definitely Japanese.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:51 PM (Ckg4U)


========

People sometimes comment here about intra-Asian racism. I remember watching Godzilla movies as a kid and my mother, from China, would look at the actors in disgust and exclaim "Dey look so Westuhn!"

I don't think they look Western at all, but they do look a bit different from Chinese.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 06:04 PM (/qEW2)

101 I went to see Proud Mary, hoping it would be like a sequel to Ms Hensons role in Smokin Aces. Instead it was probably one of the worst films I have seen in years. I never thought that a full length movie could be made without a single plot twist or red herring or joke or a line of clever wordplay. Just a bunch of plot holes and characters without enough development to be cardboard. The only laugh I got was thinking of Oregon Muse as one actor was shot in the shoulder, winced and held the wound, and then proceeded to continue the gunplay without even a bloody shirt.

Posted by: Downcast at January 20, 2018 06:04 PM (lT/GU)

102 Sadly, that was not directed to you. It's my countdown to smoked pork belly.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:02 PM (WbIyz)

Party at Grump's in 2 hours!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:04 PM (hMwEB)

103 Hey zombie, what do you think are the chances of Felarca actually paying the court costs for her frivolous lawsuits as she was ordered to?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:05 PM (qANT2)

104
"coin a phrase"??

As in MINT a phrase?

As in STAMP it?

As in ENGRAVE it in something permanent?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 06:05 PM (tAiTN)

105 Before I leave, my husband and I really want to see "12 Strong," but it has some shithole lib actor who hates conservatives, in a starring role. His name escapes me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:06 PM (ptqGC)

106 90 Where are bluebell and Tami? We were looking for a fashion thread where we could talk eyeliner.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (ptqGC)
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bluebell might've caught a PV charge.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 06:06 PM (Sfs6o)

107 It looks like the opening move is the Zamboni Gambit.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 06:06 PM (4CCz5)

108 Posted by: Downcast at January 20, 2018 06:04 PM (lT/GU)
---
Smoking Aces is an unsung gem.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:07 PM (qJtVm)

109 "Party at Grump's in 2 hours!"

I thought it was 'Party with Grump's Butt'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 06:07 PM (EyPfd)

110 Lib actor's name is Michael Shannon. He's said some horrible things about conservatives. WTH is he doing in a movie about heroes?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:08 PM (ptqGC)

111 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 06:04 PM (/qEW2)

Woah. I just now got your nic. I've been reading "Bear" as "Beer" up until a minute ago.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 06:08 PM (NL6wI)

112 I fried up 2 pounds of smoked deer sausages because of Grump with a home made spicy honey mustard sauce because of Grump's trash talking.


I see sleep in my new future.

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 06:08 PM (jeefx)

113 SHS to Trump 1, Schumer and democrat party in check.

Schumer to Fake News Media 7 block SHS check.

Trump to Trump 5, demoMate.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 20, 2018 06:08 PM (3BFzK)

114 Where are bluebell and Tami? We were looking for a fashion thread where we could talk eyeliner.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (ptqGC)

--------

I'll talk eyeliner with you.

You start.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 06:09 PM (/lGcY)

115 90 Where are bluebell and Tami? We were looking for a fashion thread where we could talk eyeliner.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (ptqGC)
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Let's talk eyeliner! It will derail the thread!

I'm in the liquid eyeliner camp. Urban Decay. You?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:09 PM (qJtVm)

116 I knew nothing about Michael Shannon's politics until now. He's a good actor.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 06:09 PM (pV/54)

117 82 Odds on a gun thread today?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 20, 2018 05:57 PM (xJa6I)

++++

The Gun thread has been going up on Sunday lately.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 06:09 PM (FUu/Z)

118 35 Problem 1:

White Killer move: Bc5
Black response: Bb6
White Response: Qf4+
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (8gDQu)


Nice. I got Bc5, but not the rest of it.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 06:10 PM (sdi6R)

119 Ummmm, you're an 'ette, right? Can't be too careful nowadays.
Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (LAe3v)


Heh. Yes. It's on my birth certificate & everything.

Posted by: Zombie Dean Martin at January 20, 2018 06:10 PM (UTaNm)

120 But now how does Schumer extricate himself?


Suppuku.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at January 20, 2018 06:10 PM (h7sWp)

121 No fapping allowing in that study!

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 06:10 PM (jeefx)

122 I like the effect in the first pic. The background is in b/w but the woman is in color.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 06:10 PM (/qEW2)

123 110 Lib actor's name is Michael Shannon. He's said some horrible things about conservatives. WTH is he doing in a movie about heroes?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:08 PM (ptqGC)
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Has anyone seen "The Shape of Water"? I like Guillermo del Toro's aesthetic, and the interspecies love story was cute, but it hit you over the head with the cold war equivalency and Squaresville = racism/sexism/homophobia.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:13 PM (qJtVm)

124 Woah. I just now got your nic. I've been reading "Bear" as "Beer" up until a minute ago.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 06:08 PM (NL6wI)


========

I read NaCly Dog's posts for several years before I figured it out. I just assumed a Nacly was a breed of dog.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 06:13 PM (/qEW2)

125 >>>I'll talk eyeliner with you.
You start.<<<

Eyeliner is nothing compared to these plucked eyebrows. Just what are women thinking these days?

Posted by: Fritz at January 20, 2018 06:13 PM (bJ0w+)

126 Not real impressed with the batch of dresses this time. I mean the little ringbearers are cute but the others, meh.

I think this is a very cool dress though

http://tinyurl.com/y8d4wta7

For combat, and a fancy dress party

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2018 06:13 PM (6wO8T)

127
Looks like missile defense and alert system goes dark tonight. First strike. I win. Big button on desk.

Posted by: Phat Boi at January 20, 2018 06:14 PM (2FqvZ)

128 For combat, and a fancy dress party
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2018 06:13 PM (6wO8T)
----
Nice!

The two are not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:14 PM (qJtVm)

129 I see your 70's catalog, and raise it to 73:


Your guy there is all this is awful and everything is wrong about the colors brown and orange.

But the girl has that thing. It's the bunny face. I know that makes no sense. But you can span the decades and you go from Brigitte Bardot to Debbie Harry to Julia Stiles. There's something about the bunny face that works.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 20, 2018 06:15 PM (fuK7c)

130
I think the Oriental girl is telling me something.

Like, "Get lost, loser!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 06:16 PM (JNdsx)

131 88 Some (R)
House member was reading a letter today from a female vet who is up
against the wall and can't afford to lose one check. Was on Fox News.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (2FqvZ)

Well, our son can't either. He depends on his for college and cost of living. He's in his last year at university.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 06:00 PM (ptqGC)


The killer is going to be checking overdraft charges. There's going to be lots of junior enlisted with over $100 worth of them. Not trivial to those families.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 20, 2018 06:17 PM (di1hb)

132 92 "To coin a phrase" ever and only means to create a new one. Anyone saying different is wrong.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:01 PM (WbIyz)

++++

Nope. It used to mean only that, but people have been using it the dumb (incorrect) way for so long, that the wrong has become right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 06:17 PM (FUu/Z)

133 What if I talk Checkers!?

Nixon's dog ?

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:18 PM (NcQCM)

134 IMG - I read somewhere that USAA is offering interest free loans to servicepersonel to cover their pay if it is delayed/late.

Not sure about Navy Federal Credit Union. Checking.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 06:19 PM (tr2D7)

135 I read NaCly Dog's posts for several years before I figured it out. I just assumed a Nacly was a breed of dog.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 06:13 PM (/qEW2)


I never bothered trying to parse "Fa Cube Itches" for at least a couple of years. I just wondered what it meant and bleeped right over it every time I saw it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:20 PM (qANT2)

136
What if I talk Checkers!?

Rally's!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 06:20 PM (IqV8l)

137 Where are bluebell and Tami? We were looking for a fashion thread where we could talk eyeliner.

Ooh, I do like eyeliner. Never been able to pull it off but I always think it makes a gal look fancy!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 06:20 PM (prxs+)

138 On the military, can't Trump find a quasi-legal way to get them paid. FFS, Obama found billions under his sofa cushions whenever he needed to do something extra-legal and unappropriated.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 06:21 PM (pV/54)

139 Weasel just means Weasel.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 06:21 PM (Sfs6o)

140 No, you're both wrong about to coin a phrase. I used to be wrong about it, too.

A coin is a repetitive copy of something. Coining a phrase is stamping it out of metal again. I grew up thinking that coining a phrase meant coming up with a new thing but that was wrong.

There's a Dylan song that made me think about that a lot.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 20, 2018 06:21 PM (fuK7c)

141 Let's see:

I haven't played any chess since the last chess thread.
I haven't watched any movies since the last movie thread.
I haven't read any books since the last book thread.

Luckily there are no bathroom threads since I haven't cleaned the bathroom lately either.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 06:21 PM (sdi6R)

142 Bander, by "bunny face" do you mean the big eyes/small mouth/pointed chin look?

We're still in the Big Poofy Lips era.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:21 PM (qJtVm)

143 Good news! Navy Federal Credit Union has committed to covering those service folks whose pay by direct deposit has been suspended/interrupted.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 06:22 PM (tr2D7)

144 Ha! I've been showing dress pr0n in the chess thread for several months now. It is my tongue-in-cheek response to the 'ettes who took the opportunity to talk about dresses several chess threads in a row. Even though their ceaseless chatter about dresses is allowed since this is an open thread, I thought I'd have a little fun with it.

And Chess rhymes with Dress.

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:22 PM (NcQCM)

145
Nope. It used to mean only that, but people have been using it the dumb (incorrect) way for so long, that the wrong has become right.


Yeah its like "factoid" which originally meant "piece of information that is false but widely believed." Now it also means "Small bit of trivia" so its become one of those words which means both one thing and the opposite at the same time. Like sanction and oversight.

They're called "contronyms," words which are their own antonyms

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2018 06:23 PM (6wO8T)

146 redstatewatcher says the gubmint will release the memo
will take up to 19 congressional days

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:23 PM (hMwEB)

147 I'm wearing one right now. In honor of warmer temps. But it is a long one. I mean, it is still only in the 40s. However the top half of the back is open with a lattice, criss cross design.

Go on.........

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:23 PM (NcQCM)

148 Solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:24 PM (qANT2)

149
Let's see:

I haven't played any chess since the last chess thread.
I haven't watched any movies since the last movie thread.
I haven't read any books since the last book thread.

Luckily there are no bathroom threads since I haven't cleaned the bathroom lately either.
Posted by: rickl


Have you eaten since the last food thread?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 06:25 PM (IqV8l)

150 Well, my show was a big fat giant bust. Ugh.. I'm so pissed right now. This was a disaster from start to finish. I'm not the only one who had NO SALES! Horrible horrible.. piss poor planning.. crap venue. Just crap all the way around. Lesson learned. Again.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:26 PM (dUJdY)

151 146 redstatewatcher says the gubmint will release the memo
will take up to 19 congressional days
Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:23 PM (hMwEB)
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19 congressional days? That's something like 3 years of work!

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 06:26 PM (Sfs6o)

152 How does one stamp a phrase out of metal?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:27 PM (WbIyz)

153 I'm peeing my Underoos!

http://www.lileks.com/institute/70s/dorcusella/7.html

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:27 PM (qJtVm)

154 Bander, by "bunny face" do you mean the big eyes/small mouth/pointed chin look?


I guess. There's something about the nose not really being there too. There's a through line connecting Bardot and Stiles and that girl in your picture that says "bunny face" to me and I can't quite put my finger on it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 20, 2018 06:27 PM (fuK7c)

155 149
Have you eaten since the last food thread?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 06:25 PM (IqV8l)


Yes, but I haven't cooked anything.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 06:28 PM (sdi6R)

156 Does a mini chessboard only have 4 squares?

Posted by: freaked at January 20, 2018 06:28 PM (UdKB7)

157 Lileks' retro stuff is his best work, in my opinion. He has so much fun, but not in any mean way. Just poking fun and enjoying the tackiness of it all

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2018 06:29 PM (6wO8T)

158 I should say 4 x 4 squares. Makes for short games.

Posted by: freaked at January 20, 2018 06:30 PM (UdKB7)

159 Does a mini chessboard only have 4 squares?

How would a knight move?

Posted by: Bob Seeger at January 20, 2018 06:30 PM (fuK7c)

160 Rollerball is on Comet tonight. Made in 1975, set in 2018.

Posted by: freaked at January 20, 2018 06:31 PM (UdKB7)

161 I ran and errand to Walmart today. I want to know, if the government has shut down, why do the roads still work? Even the traffic lights. I thought that was impossible.

Posted by: George LeS at January 20, 2018 06:31 PM (+TcCF)

162 Pay no mind. Just putting on my sock.

Posted by: tbodie at January 20, 2018 06:32 PM (DQ+/o)

163 I'm peeing my Underoos!
http://www.lileks.com/institute/70s/dorcusella/7.html

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:27 PM (qJtVm)


I take it you've read both of his books "Gallery of Regrettable Food" and "Interior Desecrations."

I like Lileks because he can make fun of that stuff without going the sneering, snide, oh-I'm-so-much-more-enlightened route, which would be very off-putting.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:32 PM (qANT2)

164 Thats sad Jewells, hope things turn around soon

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 06:32 PM (aC6Sd)

165 No knights. King and queen and a couple of pawns.

Posted by: freaked at January 20, 2018 06:32 PM (UdKB7)

166 Bret Stephens is such a sad cuck

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/286489/

Posted by: steevy at January 20, 2018 06:32 PM (LiyEm)

167 Heh. Yes. It's on my birth certificate & everything.

Posted by: Zombie Dean Martin at January 20, 2018 06:10 PM


Frank's gonna be awful disappointed in you, pally.

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:33 PM (NcQCM)

168 147
I'm wearing one right now. In honor of warmer temps. But it is a long
one. I mean, it is still only in the 40s. However the top half of the
back is open with a lattice, criss cross design.


Meow!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 06:33 PM (8iiMU)

169 159 Does a mini chessboard only have 4 squares?

How would a knight move?

Posted by: Bob Seeger at January 20, 2018 06:30 PM (fuK7c)


ISWYDT

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:33 PM (qANT2)

170 hugs Jewells

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:33 PM (hMwEB)

171 Check out the pompadour on this long-haired Zoomie:

http://www.lileks.com/institute/70s/matchgame/8.html

In the Navy that would be considered "Zumwalt Era".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 06:34 PM (qJtVm)

172 checking out American Gods onnfree Starz weekend

seems strange so far

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:34 PM (hMwEB)

173 Mattis' letter to active military: Hold the line.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 06:35 PM (pV/54)

174 Mrs. DIG has "Father Brown" on...




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 06:36 PM (8iiMU)

175 Let's Rock and Roll- Sexiest perfume ever. Patou 1000.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 06:37 PM (Nyg5o)

176 >> I like Lileks because he can make fun of that stuff without going the sneering, snide, oh-I'm-so-much-more-enlightened route, which would be very off-putting.

-----------------------

Yes, who knows in a few decades they may making great fun of current fashion, making fun of all us, pointing and snickering at our pictures.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 06:38 PM (8O3HH)

177 *Well, my show was a big fat giant bust. Ugh.. I'm so pissed right now. This was a disaster from start to finish. I'm not the only one who had NO SALES! Horrible horrible.. piss poor planning.. crap venue. Just crap all the way around. Lesson learned. Again.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:26 PM (dUJdY)*

My wife does shows as a hobby. She is part of a FB groupnwhere vendors discuss such issues. There might be one in yor area to help you avoid these frustrations.

Posted by: tbodie at January 20, 2018 06:38 PM (DQ+/o)

178 Donny Two Scoops still being positive, and loving our country:

"Unprecedented success for our Country, in so many ways, since the
Election. Record Stock Market, Strong on Military, Crime, Borders,
ISIS, Judicial Strength Numbers, Lowest Unemployment for Women
ALL, Massive Tax Cuts, end of Individual Mandate - and so much
more. Big 2018!"


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2018 06:38 PM (8iiMU)

179 Oh, it's okay.. I'm still learning and this was a big lesson. Only book shows where shopping is the main event. Even better, book a show where wine and women are involved! lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

180 Lileks. I love reading his stuff. Which makes it odd that I won't visit his site for a year or longer, sometimes. Weird, really.

love his musings on old comic book covers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wild Turkey Enthusiast at January 20, 2018 06:39 PM (bNbo2)

181 Crap. I need to be somewhere so the movie thread will be early. IN fact, I do believe it's up now.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM (qANT2)

182 174 Father Brown is fun
a bit too liberal, but it's British so what can you expect

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM (hMwEB)

183 Jewells, what kinda stuff do you sell?

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM (hMwEB)

184 tbodie.. I have 6 or 7 FB accounts I follow that show all kinds of different events. I thought this was a good one but if they ask me I will give them an earful.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM (dUJdY)

185 Even though their ceaseless chatter about dresses is allowed since this is an open thread, I thought I'd have a little fun with it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (qANT2)
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WHADDYA MEAN 'CEASELESS CHATTER???'

Thanks, OMuse!

Posted by: bluebell at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM (kNasr)

186 179 Oh, it's okay.. I'm still learning and this was a big lesson. Only book shows where shopping is the main event. Even better, book a show where wine and women are involved! lol!
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:39 PM (dUJdY)
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Could you get some box-o-wine and give it away to your customers? Might draw a crowd to your table!

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 06:41 PM (Sfs6o)

187 https://tinyurl.com/y7foza6n

Graphic shows spider web over dossier and Russian Collusion.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 06:41 PM (pV/54)

188 Ya know, I reall like Steampunk Fashion. I've never been preppy or goth or really gone for any specific category, but there is something about Steampunk I love. It's this wonderful fusion of Victorian Era and Sci Fi and Fantasy.

I don't like drawing attention to myself, so it is not something I can see wearing except at Halloween. But I do love it.



Posted by: Zombie Dean Martin at January 20, 2018 06:41 PM (UTaNm)

189 WHADDYA MEAN 'CEASELESS CHATTER???'

Posted by: bluebell at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM (



I'm taking that as a dare.

Posted by: Zombie Dean Martin at January 20, 2018 06:42 PM (UTaNm)

190 Yes, who knows in a few decades they may making great fun of current fashion, making fun of all us, pointing and snickering at our pictures.


Considering that my fashion is the 70s, they already are.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:42 PM (WbIyz)

191 Even better, book a show where wine and women are involved! lol!

No songs ?

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:42 PM (NcQCM)

192 Yes, who knows in a few decades they may making great fun of current fashion, making fun of all us, pointing and snickering at our pictures.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 06:38 PM (8O3HH)
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My kids are way ahead of the game.

Posted by: bluebell at January 20, 2018 06:43 PM (kNasr)

193 votermom.. jewelry and other accessories. Link to my shop in my nic if you want to peruse

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:43 PM (dUJdY)

194 *I have 6 or 7 FB accounts I follow that show all kinds of different events. I thought this was a good one but if they ask me I will give them an earful.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM (dUJdY)*

The only joy in attending a bad show is the epic rants the wife does when it is over.

Posted by: tbodie at January 20, 2018 06:44 PM (DQ+/o)

195 I never had a mullet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:44 PM (WbIyz)

196 Nude Movies

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 06:44 PM (WbIyz)

197 I never had a mullet.

You never fished in Fla ?

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:45 PM (NcQCM)

198 Omgawd! How long have I had this stupid Dean Martin sock on! Geez.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 06:46 PM (UTaNm)

199 Let us round up all of the non-essential government workers and make them dance for us. Dance, I say! Dance!

Posted by: Fritz at January 20, 2018 06:47 PM (bJ0w+)

200 Omgawd! How long have I had this stupid Dean Martin sock on! Geez.


Been awhile.

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:51 PM (NcQCM)

201 Crap. I need to be somewhere so the movie thread will be early. IN fact, I do believe it's up now.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at January 20, 2018 06:40 PM
What a subtle way to inform us that our adult supervision has egressed the thread.

Posted by: Catalina PBY-2 Relief Tube at January 20, 2018 06:52 PM (DMUuz)

202 thanks Jewells

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 06:55 PM (hMwEB)

203 Bark! Bark! Grrr.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 20, 2018 07:11 PM (hyuyC)

204 Thread is mort?


I don't want to pollute the movie thread, but got an item to blab about.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 07:11 PM (QDnY+)

205 Well, in the best willow spirit, here goes. Checked movie thread and everyone was talking about .... movies.


ICE arrested two prominent illegal immigration activists (we're already in la-la land right there ..... "activists" for those breaking laws?). One's been deported, another set to be deported. Both in the US a long time, both convicted of non-violent crimes, with previous deportation orders, and stays of those orders.


Anyway, this is the WTF? part. From the Daily Caller, by their "foreign policy and immigration" reporter.


The two arrests "show that immigration agents are now emboldened to arrest even the most connected of illegal immigrants".


Huh? "Emboldened". To enforce the law. Against flagrant violators. I get what he's trying to convey, but that such a sentence could be written is a reminder of how far we are into orwellian lawlessness.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 07:18 PM (QDnY+)

206 134 IMG - I read somewhere that USAA is offering interest free loans to servicepersonel to cover their pay if it is delayed/late.

Not sure about Navy Federal Credit Union. Checking.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 06:19 PM (tr2D7)


to, I read NAVYEX is taking post-dated checks for up to one pay's (or noth's) worth. Just bring your LES.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 20, 2018 07:43 PM (di1hb)

207 176 >> I like Lileks because he can make fun of that stuff without going the sneering, snide, oh-I'm-so-much-more-enlightened route, which would be very off-putting.

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Yes, who knows in a few decades they may making great fun of current fashion, making fun of all us, pointing and snickering at our pictures.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 06:38 PM (8O3HH)


That's unpossible. We're cooler than all those dummies who came before us.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 07:44 PM (sdi6R)

208 Hmm. Just saw a short interview of OMB Mulvaney about the shutdown.


Might not be the whole story, but he said last night Trump told him not to "weaponize" the appropriations gap. He seemed to mean specifically the outrageous vandalism (my words) that occurred in 2013, esp. with the Nat. Park Service.


There might be other things that can be done, if it lasts a while, that would be invisible to the public (by definition - things that aren't essential and that are largely unknown) to exploit this situation to do some trimming and slimming.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2018 08:44 PM (QDnY+)

209 Another nice job! Thanks!

Posted by: Zogger at January 20, 2018 09:13 PM (SKahJ)

LOL: Manhattan DA Seizes Newsweek Servers As Part of "Long-Running" Probe Into Financial Improprieties

Police seized six thousand pounds of uncut clickbait, with a street value of twenty-two buck, from Newsweek's servers.

Newsweek itself is left to report on its own humiliation, because no one else cares enough to do so s.

Investigators for the Manhattan district attorney raided Newsweek's offices on Thursday, removing 18 computer servers as part of a long-running probe into the company’s finances, according to witnesses.

The investigators, armed with a search warrant, took photographs and gathered information about the servers and their capacity, according to sources close to the matter. Throughout the day, investigators were seen closely examining the equipment inside the server room.

At about 4 p.m., investigators removed servers and loaded them onto a cart and into the freight elevator of the company’s lower Manhattan offices. The servers they took were not being used, and Newsweek's working servers remain operational in the company's building.

...

A grand jury investigation of Newsweek Media Group, formerly known as IBT Media, has been ongoing for at least 17 months, according to a source familiar with the matter. The probe was likely looking at loans the company took out to purchase the servers.

...


"The company is stable and on a firm financial footing," said Dev Pragad, chief executive of Newsweek Media Group. "In December, we saw the largest audience and revenue numbers in our history." He declined to comment further.

One sign that a company is on firm financial footing is the spectacle of armed policemen wheeling your recently-bought computer equipment into custody.

The article mentions massive debts and laid-off workers -- I guess that's why Newsweek's clickbait game has been so Aziz Ansari-like it its insistence.

Posted by: Ace at 04:37 PM




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1 NEWSWEAK..................

Posted by: saf at January 20, 2018 04:34 PM (cS/ge)

2 Can't wait for this to happen to CNN

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2018 04:35 PM (A73dY)

3 22 buck love you long time.

Posted by: Sucke Sucke at January 20, 2018 04:35 PM (SkuXa)

4 Clicks for cash, baby!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 20, 2018 04:36 PM (7LY+6)

5 HA ha.

/Nelson Muntz

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 04:36 PM (tRaq7)

6 Shut them all down.

Posted by: Monk at January 20, 2018 04:36 PM (g4lFK)

7 Imagine all the porn.

Posted by: saf at January 20, 2018 04:36 PM (cS/ge)

8 The rag will be back on the market soon, for the price of 50 cents.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 04:37 PM (eMKNe)

9 hahahahahahahahahaha (deep breath)hahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 04:37 PM (KP5rU)

10 Financial raid sounds like a cover story.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 04:37 PM (cW490)

11 But it aint worth 50 cents..

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2018 04:37 PM (A73dY)

12 Hmm. Perhaps the interwebz model of clickage ain't all it's cracked up to be...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 20, 2018 04:38 PM (7LY+6)

13 Fortunately, the servers had all been wiped with a cloth.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 20, 2018 04:39 PM (0ogQG)

14 Damn, and I just subscribed.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:39 PM (vV/gB)

15 The servers they took were not being used, and Newsweek's working servers remain operational in the company's building.
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That sounds odd...

So a company that's barely staying afloat just happens to have extra servers laying around in the server room?

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 04:39 PM (B8vdC)

16 14; so, dentist or doctor.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 04:40 PM (KP5rU)

17 What are the wimmenz march numbers and how do they compare with expectations?

And to last year?

Trump's trolling tweet was delicious. The lack of self awareness in the response tweets is epic.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 20, 2018 04:40 PM (U6f54)

18 This will kill the company's net worth.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:40 PM (vV/gB)

19 How embarrassing...I would be so embarrassed if I was part of Newsweek but these guys have no shame at all.

Posted by: IC at January 20, 2018 04:40 PM (Nz9pF)

20 I'll buy that for a dollar!

Posted by: Zombie Sidney Harman at January 20, 2018 04:41 PM (WbIyz)

21

"The company is stable and on a firm financial footing," said Dev
Pragad, chief executive of Newsweek Media Group. "In December, we saw
the largest audience and revenue numbers in our history."


Hmmmm. The largest that you, the "new" Newsweek have had, or the largest that any publication named Newsweek has ever had? I know which I choose. Anyway, if it's the former, $0.50 is twice $0.25, but not something to crow about.

As to the largest audience, well, OJ's Bronco chase had a big audience too. I'm not sure that's something to be proud of.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 04:41 PM (LAe3v)

22 Newsweek is now being run off a Timex-Sinclair 1000 and a 300 baud modem.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2018 04:41 PM (A73dY)

23 What are the wimmenz march numbers and how do they compare with expectations?

And to last year?


Attendance was down, but poundage was up.

So, mixed results.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 04:42 PM (tRaq7)

24 Hopefully, Senator Schumer will add a bailout provision to his shutdown wish list to save America's free press. Enough with these Russians hacking everything.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:42 PM (vV/gB)

25 @19 How embarrassing...I would be so embarrassed if I was part of Newsweek but these guys have no shame at all.
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A quote posted either here or over at Instapundit the other day suggested that the low level people actually are embarrassed by the shenanigans of their management. I imagine that they stick around because -

1.) It's Newsweek, and the name still has a tiny bit of prestige left, even if no one actually reads it anymore, and
2.) They're getting a paycheck, and they won't be if they quit.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 04:42 PM (B8vdC)

26 Also, I'm curious. Are you guys still "The Deciders"? That sounds pretty sweet.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 04:42 PM (LAe3v)

27 When it goes on the market again for a dollar, you should buy it, Ace.

Just think of the possibilities for "Moronweek."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:43 PM (ptqGC)

28 Crap. I hope we backed those up.

Posted by: Pakistani IT at January 20, 2018 04:43 PM (cW490)

29 The servers they took were not being used, and Newsweek's working servers remain operational in the company's building.

++++

Now why would the cops be interested in taking the non-operational servers while leaving the operating servers behind? Because unlike what would happen if you or I were under investigation for tax shenanigans, they allowed Newsweek to backup their data onto new servers, and then switch their operation over to them. Only after Newsweek was able to make sure there would be no interruption to their "business", did the cops cart off the old servers.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 04:43 PM (pvjTE)

30 2.) They're getting a paycheck, and they won't be if they quit.


Yeah, Newsweek doesn't make for a barnburner of a resume.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:43 PM (WbIyz)

31 ***TOP FIVE NEWSWEEK SCOOPS WE'LL NEVER GET TO SEE***

5. Latest information on Generalissimo Francisco Franco's current health condition

4. Special flexi-disc 45 of folk music pieces by Rachel Maddow singing about her recent visit to Venezuela, titled "Where Has All The Toilet Paper Gone"

3. Sneak preview of Hillary's follow-up to 'What Happened,' titled 'How Drunk Am I'

2. Editor's Choice: Their Favorite Shitholes to Visit as Tourists for Extra-Cheap Food, Drink, Lodging and Underage Hardcore Butt Sex

1. Lena Dunham's killer yeast and mushroom soup recipes

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2018 04:44 PM (eMKNe)

32 23 What are the wimmenz march numbers and how do they compare with expectations?

And to last year?
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FOX chick was doing girl in the street interviews with them. One had a pussy hat with exceptionally large Ewok ears. I laughed. She said something but I was laughing and didn't hear her.

BTW, I don't think they like Trump.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:44 PM (vV/gB)

33 So, are we all still socialists now?

Asking for George Soros.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 04:44 PM (tRaq7)

34 It seems that Hrothgar was inadvertently banned.

I'll email a few of the Cobs.

Like I don't have enough on my plate... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (Ckg4U)

35 Too bad they didn't just shut the whole thing down.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (/o9Qk)

36 Most shameful is The Daily Mail is trying to suggest Newsweek was run by a right wing "Christian" group?


Yeah, I notices all that Jesus stuff in Newsweek.

NOT.

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (VgZGv)

37 With This One Neat Trick, You Can Supply Your Local FBI Office With Weeks Of Full Employment

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (0ogQG)

38 To funny, couldn't happen to a nicer organization.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 04:46 PM (aC6Sd)

39 @33 So, are we all still socialists now?

Asking for George Soros.
------------------

He's not. But you are.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 04:46 PM (B8vdC)

40 Too bad they didn't just shut the whole thing down.

I hope not. That Goofus and Gallant strip is great.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:46 PM (WbIyz)

41 Going to gig. BBL.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 04:46 PM (tRaq7)

42 What are the wimmenz march numbers and how do they compare with expectations?


And to last year?


Attendance was down, but poundage was up.


I look forward every year to the running of the sows.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 04:46 PM (LAe3v)

43 Newsweek has finances?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 04:46 PM (IqV8l)

44 16 14; so, dentist or doctor.

Planned Parenthood

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at January 20, 2018 04:47 PM (ZI30K)

45 Newsweek Died and No One Said a Word

Here's why....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 20, 2018 04:47 PM (7uYFy)

46 I WANT MY DOLLAR BACK!!!

Posted by: Sid Harman at January 20, 2018 04:47 PM (Mouru)

47 I have no liking for the Manhattan DA. He is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 04:48 PM (mpXpK)

48 Suck it, Newseek

Posted by: The Week at January 20, 2018 04:48 PM (bc2Lc)

49 Police seized six thousand pounds of uncut clickbait, with a street value of twenty-two buck, from Newsweek's servers.


funny, ace

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 04:48 PM (Mouru)

50 It seems that Hrothgar was inadvertently banned.

I'll email a few of the Cobs.

Like I don't have enough on my plate... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (Ckg4U)


Oh no! Is this the first he's been back since his son died??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:48 PM (ptqGC)

51 Mean Ace is the best Ace.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:48 PM (WbIyz)

52 I look forward every year to the running of the sows

I was thinking Mad Cow Disease spreading like the flu.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 04:48 PM (cW490)

53 For the younger morons, Newsweek was a Time clone started by The Grahams at the WaPo. At some point it actually did a good job.

I was in elementary school then. The Grahams cut it loose for $1 to some asshole that would accept their debts. He bankrupted it and this group bought it.

Sort of like The Saturday Evening Post, google it up.

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:49 PM (VgZGv)

54 Was listening to Howie Carr podcast, brought up at least a interesting coincidence, Democrats shut down government for illegals but its keeping off any stories of the Fusion GPS personal.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 04:49 PM (aC6Sd)

55 I like mean Ace. He cuts like a f*cking hammer.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:49 PM (ptqGC)

56 Twenty-Two Hollywood Celebrities Who are Embarrassed by Their Children

# 8 will shock you.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 20, 2018 04:49 PM (7uYFy)

57 Kick 'em when they're up, kick 'em when they're down...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at January 20, 2018 04:49 PM (lLeln)

58 I was in elementary school then. The Grahams cut it loose for $1 to some asshole that would accept their debts. He bankrupted it and this group bought it.

Sort of like The Saturday Evening Post, google it up.
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So money laundering, eh?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:49 PM (vV/gB)

59 Always keep your servers in the bathroom.

No one ever finds them and you will be immune from prosecution.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 04:50 PM (EoRCO)

60
I was thinking Mad Cow Disease spreading like the flu.
Posted by: t-bird


They were passing around the TamiCow

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 04:50 PM (IqV8l)

61 Try these three sex tricks by Lena Dunham. The 2nd will surprise you.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:50 PM (ptqGC)

62 50
It seems that Hrothgar was inadvertently banned.


I'll email a few of the Cobs.


Like I don't have enough on my plate... lol.



Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (Ckg4U)

People get banned randomly, often by MH. Have no reason why and there is no figuring it out.


Hey, morons blog here.

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:50 PM (VgZGv)

63 This was Newsweek in the '70's

Try not to cry when you see what it looks like now.....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 20, 2018 04:51 PM (7uYFy)

64 @53 For the younger morons, Newsweek was a Time clone started by The Grahams at the WaPo. At some point it actually did a good job.
---------------

It even used to run columns by Thomas Sowell.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 04:51 PM (B8vdC)

65 What are the wimmenz march numbers and how do they compare with expectations?

And to last year?



Last year attendance was classified by the Park Service as "a steaming shitload." Final reports aren't in yet, but this year it appears that attendance is down and may only amount to "an unruly mob."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 04:51 PM (Mouru)

66 54 Was listening to Howie Carr podcast, brought up at least a interesting coincidence, Democrats shut down government for illegals but its keeping off any stories of the Fusion GPS personal.
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Yep and it was timed on Trump's inauguration anniversary with Large Women with Funny Hat's day. I guess Schumer thinks this is winning. Wait till Trump declassifies the Memo and hands it out to the press corps.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:52 PM (vV/gB)

67 50 Shocking Photos From 100 Years Ago They Don't Want You to See

The Third from Last Will Leave You Stunned.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 20, 2018 04:52 PM (7uYFy)

68 If there's no CP there then just WHAT could newsweak have? They're fake news.

Posted by: torabora at January 20, 2018 04:53 PM (AhPGR)

69 I don't do Twitter, but the comments by the clueless clownettes replying to him are priceless.


https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/954788467069870081

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 04:53 PM (EyPfd)

70 Didn't some conservative want to buy Newsweek for considerably more than a dollar but the board refused?

Am I remembering that right?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:53 PM (WbIyz)

71 neverads will not let newsweak links load on my ipad. haha.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 04:54 PM (KP5rU)

72 Five reasons why wiping your ass with Newsweek will cure your hemorrhoids.


1) please white list us
2) please send us money
3) we don't have a print edition this is fake news
4) it will still work if you have a printer
5) use KY when you take it up the ass and you won't get hemorrhoids.

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:54 PM (VgZGv)

73 Yep and it was timed on Trump's inauguration anniversary with Large Women with Funny Hat's day. I guess Schumer thinks this is winning. Wait till Trump declassifies the Memo and hands it out to the press corps.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:52 PM (vV/gB)

They'll just ignore it and as him about ShitholeGate without skipping a beat.....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 20, 2018 04:54 PM (7uYFy)

74 "Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My offer is this: nothing."

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 04:55 PM (pV/54)

75 @69

The troller in chief!

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:55 PM (VgZGv)

76 YOU CAN'T READ OUR SITE UNLESS YOU TURN OFF YOUR ADBLOCKER!!!!!


hello?

hello?

shit

Posted by: Newsweek at January 20, 2018 04:55 PM (Mouru)

77 5) use KY when you take it up the ass and you won't get hemorrhoids.
Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:54 PM (VgZGv)

What about Us?

Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (7uYFy)

78 Pics on DailyMail from earlier this morning of DC showed a scant crowd. Current pics are a celebration of the one year anniversary of the march, with pics from LAST YEAR.

Can't imagine why they would do that...

Posted by: squeakywheel at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (l5kRg)

79 -Tenticle porn dude works for Newsweek
-admitted paying for child porn for research
- servers get seized
- It was financial
- child porn
- financial


Muh Almonds!

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (jeefx)

80 Whoa, Ace is posting on Saturday? Guess I will go read it. After my heart-rate returns to normal.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (14URa)

81 People get banned randomly, often by MH. Have no reason why and there is no figuring it out.

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:50 PM (VgZGv)

Really?

Care to point out a single instance of a random banning?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (wYseH)

82 I'm old enough to remember when Newsweek was passably sane. But then the glaciers came and carried off their sanity and they ended up where they are now, sifting the outside ashtray for old butts and used clickbait. I would be sad if I weren't laughing so hard.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (1FhAQ)

83 15 So a company that's barely staying afloat...

You know what else barely stays afloat?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (ZI30K)

84 Care to point out a single instance of a random banning?


It's a trap!!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (WbIyz)

85 ahhh. this content is soft and refreshing, like pudding.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (5bz7Q)

86 "Oh no! Is this the first he's been back since his son died??"
-Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:48 PM (ptqGC)

I believe so. I've emailed CBD and Misanthropic Humanitarian.

I don't know his IP address, though. It may take some digging on their parts.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (Ckg4U)

87 73 Yep and it was timed on Trump's inauguration anniversary with Large Women with Funny Hat's day. I guess Schumer thinks this is winning. Wait till Trump declassifies the Memo and hands it out to the press corps.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:52 PM (vV/gB)

They'll just ignore it and as him about ShitholeGate without skipping a beat.....
-----------------------
Well, yeah, but the adults back in headquarters will shit themselves. BTW, why is the WH press corps nothing but mellneal girls with the same whinny voice?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (vV/gB)

88 mh always gives fair warning before you get the boot.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (KP5rU)

89 Care to point out a single instance of a random banning?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (wYseH)
I have to say, that pic of the barrel on last night's ONT was a keeper. And, no, there has never been a random banning here.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (14URa)

90 Tenticle porn dude works for Newsweek

Hey! It was waifu porn and it was only for RESEARCH!!

Posted by: kurt eichenwald at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (5bz7Q)

91 Whoa, Ace is posting on Saturday?

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (14URa)

He thinks it's Friday.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (wYseH)

92 Local paper is doing the same, BS showing no overhead shot, just the 300 lesbos in from of the speakers platform

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (VgZGv)

93 *Digs under the couch cushions for loose change*

Hmm, should I buy Newsweek corp or a snickers bar?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (gC2IV)

94 Three more hours on the pork belly.

I'm dying here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (WbIyz)

95 I know I said I wouldn't wish the flu on anyone, but are the "womenz" march participants an exception? Like, Linda Sarsour? I'm not praying they do...but I'm wishing it. It gives all other women a bad name to have this march of destruction.

FrontPageMag.com has a good article on it.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 04:59 PM (UTaNm)

96 He thinks it's Friday.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (wYseH)



Yep. Only so many shelves can fall on your head before you start losing it for good.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 04:59 PM (Mouru)

97 Care to point out a single instance of a random banning?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (wYseH)
How long you have and how far back you want to go?

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:59 PM (VgZGv)

98 You know, TIME magazine is headed in the direction of Newsweek.
I think it's being kept afloat by those "Special Editions" l on The Beatles or WW2 that sell at supermarket checkouts and you actually think about buying for a gift until you see it's $15.00....

Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 05:00 PM (7uYFy)

99 I get sick of people attributing things to the COBs for No Good Reason.

"They're paranoid!!11"

No... You're the one that's paranoid.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:00 PM (Ckg4U)

100 A bit of the women's march in front of the WH. Same boring chants and signs and supposedly a topless women jumping up and down..Have no idea how many were there. They only showed closeup.

Posted by: Colin at January 20, 2018 05:00 PM (0FhFX)

101 Newsweek has no worries, the servers were wiped, like with a cloth.

Posted by: geoffb at January 20, 2018 05:00 PM (zOpu5)

102 It's time for Life magazine to make a comeback.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:00 PM (WbIyz)

103 A bit of the women's march in front of the WH. Same boring chants and signs and supposedly a topless women jumping up and down.


And the topless one was Pelosi.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 05:00 PM (Mouru)

104 87 73 Yep and it was timed on Trump's inauguration anniversary with Large Women with Funny Hat's day. I guess Schumer thinks this is winning. Wait till Trump declassifies the Memo and hands it out to the press corps.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:52 PM (vV/gB)

They'll just ignore it and as him about ShitholeGate without skipping a beat.....
-----------------------
Well, yeah, but the adults back in headquarters will shit themselves. BTW, why is the WH press corps nothing but mellneal girls with the same whinny voice?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (vV/gB)

We demand respect? Because we're the media elite? And you've got to respect us because we're grrrrrrrls? Why don't you respect that?

Posted by: Our media elites at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (1FhAQ)

105 *George picks up a shovel*

I can't wait to see where this goes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (Ckg4U)

106 - I guess that's why Newsweek's clickbait game has been so Aziz Ansari-like it its insistence.



Touche'

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (UTaNm)

107 I frequently get a 500 Server error.
Am I banned?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (scP6Z)

108 BTW, why is the WH press corps nothing but mellneal girls with the same whinny voice?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:57 PM (vV/gB)

I've noticed that too. Same schools, probably.

Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (7uYFy)

109 66 Wait till Trump declassifies the Memo and hands it out to the press corps.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 04:52 PM (vV/gB)


The dog ate it.

Posted by: ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBCWaPoNYTHuffPo at January 20, 2018 05:02 PM (NL6wI)

110 Three more hours on the pork belly.



I'm dying here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (WbIyz)


Oooh. How are you cooking it?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:02 PM (/o9Qk)

111
-Wymyn's March
- Organized and Self Aware
- Trump Tweets to celebrate low unemployment
- Organized and Self Aware
- Wymym

Really makes you wonder how we lost for so long

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 05:02 PM (jeefx)

112 "I frequently get a 500 Server error.
Am I banned?
"
-Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (scP6Z)

Most certainly. Nobody got to read that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:02 PM (Ckg4U)

113 The bff emailed this morning, was at his downtown LA law office. Said the place was swarming with pink pussy hats and a lot of them had parked in his building. We're both all a-twitter waiting for them to find out it will cost them 40 bucks.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (14URa)

114 We demand respect? Because we're the media elite? And you've got to respect us because we're grrrrrrrls? Why don't you respect that?
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Cuz you're whinny drones with no sense of history or morality? Spit-balling.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (vV/gB)

115 If Trump can find a way to get the military paid, he'll never have to come to the table, until Schumer folds abjectly. Until then, Schumer will be holding the non-essential part of the federal government hostage to Trump's benefit.

MSNBC is running a clock of the shutdown. It'll likely to stretch into days. Like the Iranian hostage thing back with Carter. Day 444!

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (pV/54)

116 105
*George picks up a shovel*



I can't wait to see where this goes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (Ckg4U)
Yeah, never argue with the drill sergeant, if he doesn't have clue, you don't want to "mansplain it"
I'll leave it there.

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (VgZGv)

117 Same boring chants and signs and supposedly a topless women jumping up
and down..Have no idea how many were there. They only showed closeup.


How many boobs? They usually travel in pairs.

And the topless one was Pelosi.

Ah, so then a still life.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (LAe3v)

118 "The company is stable and on a firm financial footing," said Dev Pragad, chief executive of Newsweek Media Group. "In December, we saw the largest audience and revenue numbers in our history." He declined to comment further.

========

Praghdad Bob.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (/qEW2)

119 Even Fox. Live in the street stuff for the running of the sows. Very little for the March for Life. I think they have their priorities backwards.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (gEvQ8)

120 Speaking of young girl reporters, when did hot 23 year old broads become expert consultants on anything? That's all you see on cable news. Even on FOX.
Well, ESPECIALLY on FOX.

Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (7uYFy)

121 Praghdad Bob.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (/qEW2)

Threadwinner.

Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 05:04 PM (7uYFy)

122 Good idea, amigo!

*raises beer to George*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:04 PM (Ckg4U)

123 "58 I was in elementary school then. The Grahams cut it loose for $1 to some asshole that would accept their debts. He bankrupted it and this group bought it."

It wasn't just "some asshole", it was Sidney Harman, the 90 year old senile millionaire who was the husband of Jane Harman, one of the top House Dem's at the time. He had no idea what he had been talked into by his wife, and died just a few months later.

Newsweek was bought by a stooge picked by the Democrat Party, because they were scared that Roger Ailes had said he might buy it (never confirmed) and they were desperate to keep a name brand news outlet from falling into some less reliably liberal hands.

EVERYONE who has owned Newsweek since then, including Sidney's estate, has lost incredible amounts of money trying to keep it going.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 05:04 PM (V2Yro)

124 90 Tenticle porn dude works for Newsweek

Hey! It was waifu porn and it was only for RESEARCH!!
Posted by: kurt eichenwald at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (5bz7Q)

Nope. Literally weeks work of child porn paying a proxy.

Enjoy prison.

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 05:04 PM (jeefx)

125 Hrothgar probably ran afoul of his IP getting changed to a banned one. Happens time to time, troll makes a stink, gets IP banned, later an innocent fine upstanding unintended target gets that IP and...well.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at January 20, 2018 05:04 PM (lLeln)

126 Because we're the media elite?



Media eLites

Lightweights

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (UTaNm)

127 Oooh. How are you cooking it?

Rubbed with Zataran's and applewood smoked.

Since I was going to have to run the smoker for six hours, I picked up a #1.19/lb bone-in boston butt too.

The butt is on the bottom shelf, the belly is on the top one, hopefully dripping onto the butt.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (WbIyz)

128 I wanna be loved by you, just you

And nobody else but you

I wanna be loved by you, alone!

Boop-boop-a-doop!

Posted by: Provocatively Dressed Servers at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (bJ0w+)

129 the running of the sows


Posted by: Old Blue at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (gEvQ
so stole that!

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (14URa)

130 Speaking of young girl reporters, when did hot 23 year old broads become expert consultants on anything?

TV news is made for imbeciles. Seriously, take a look at any of the morning shows.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (oVJmc)

131 120 Speaking of young girl reporters, when did hot 23 year old broads become expert consultants on anything? That's all you see on cable news. Even on FOX.
Well, ESPECIALLY on FOX.
Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (7uYFy)

I suspect it's not the "expert" thing so much as the "hot 23 year old broads" thing.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (1FhAQ)

132
Speaking of young girl reporters, when did hot 23 year old broads become
expert consultants on anything? That's all you see on cable news. Even
on FOX.

Well, ESPECIALLY on FOX.


It's not so bad if you just mute it and look.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (LAe3v)

133 When it goes on the market again for a dollar, you should buy it, Ace.

Just think of the possibilities for "Moronweek."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:43 PM (ptqGC)

I think we've discussed this before, and AtC claimed the "Stompy Boots" section. We already have a cookbook, so we should do excerpts from that, too.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (XKZwp)

134 I'm intrigued by pork belly, but it scares me at the same time. I'm really sensitive to texture, and the texture of fat usually revolts me. I'm not sure how I'd do with pork belly.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:06 PM (/o9Qk)

135 115 If Trump can find a way to get the military paid, he'll never have to come to the table, until Schumer folds abjectly. Until then, Schumer will be holding the non-essential part of the federal government hostage to Trump's benefit.

MSNBC is running a clock of the shutdown. It'll likely to stretch into days. Like the Iranian hostage thing back with Carter. Day 444!
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (pV/54)

McConnell has never even allowed the Defense appropriations bill to get a vote in the Senate.

Not even the vote to advance to the floor...

Let the damn Dems vote AGAINST the troops who are in harms way.... get them on record.

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 05:06 PM (NgKpN)

136 Yeah... I figured that Hrothgar posted on an old thread or something.

He said as much, but I didn't know how old.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:06 PM (Ckg4U)

137
Three more hours on the pork belly.

Another day older and deeper in debt.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 05:06 PM (IqV8l)

138 IP changes quite often when you use a smartphone. Sometimes you blunder into a hash that has been previously banned and you can't post. Sometimes I've had to restart my phone several times before I get an unbanned hash.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:07 PM (/qEW2)

139 I've had multiple IP addresses assigned to me via DHCP lease over the past several months that have apparently been blacklisted. I'll go several weeks without being able to post until Comcast decides to give me a new IP. In my case, the comment never appears and is merely gobbled up by Minx.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 05:07 PM (NL6wI)

140 The butt is on the bottom shelf, the belly is on the top one, hopefully dripping onto the butt.
Posted by: Grump928
----
Phrasing Grump!!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 05:07 PM (tr2D7)

141 "I'm intrigued by pork belly, but it scares me at the same time. I'm really sensitive to texture, and the texture of fat usually revolts me. I'm not sure how I'd do with pork belly."
-Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:06 PM

It is only un-smoked bacon.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:07 PM (Ckg4U)

142 EVERYONE who has owned Newsweek since then,
including Sidney's estate, has lost incredible amounts of money trying
to keep it going.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 05:04 PM (V2Yro)

Yeah, thanks for reminding me about all that. Harman speakers! Money down the drain.

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 05:07 PM (VgZGv)

143 The butt is on the bottom shelf, the belly is on the top one, hopefully dripping onto the butt.

Posted by: Grump928(C)


But enough about Hillary's sexual practices.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:07 PM (LAe3v)

144
"The company is stable and on a firm financial footing," said Dev Pragad, chief executive of Newsweek Media Group. "



Found in the corporate handbook of famous last words

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (lKyWE)

145 I'm not sure how I'd do with pork belly.

It's bacon, or rather Ur-Bacon.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (WbIyz)

146 I'm not sure how I'd do with pork belly.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:06 PM (/o9Qk)
It's just re-branded bacon.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (14URa)

147
MSNBC is running a clock of the shutdown. It'll likely to stretch into days. Like the Iranian hostage thing back with Carter. Day 444!
Posted by: Ignoramus


That eventually became the Nightline program.
MSNBC can create their own new show!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (IqV8l)

148 I have always been told the Military, and essential personal get paid no matter what, tax money still goes in and its not like its going to some address and gets dumped into a big bin because the treasury is off work.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (aC6Sd)

149 "Another day older and deeper in debt."
-Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 05:06 PM (IqV8l)

Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (Ckg4U)

150 Diane Feinstein says people will die if government shuts down. Wow, people will die if we don't deport illegal aliens. Ask Kate Steinle's father. He actually witnessed his loving daughter die because an illegal alien, who was deported seven times, recklessly shot a gun into the air.

Fuck Schumer is famous for his "if one person's life is saved . . ." axiom regarding government public policy speeches. Well Fuck, you have the ability to save thousands of lives with legislation that limits legal immigration and enforcing illegal immigrant laws.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (rdl6o)

151 131 120 Speaking of young girl reporters, when did hot 23 year old broads become expert consultants on anything? That's all you see on cable news. Even on FOX.
Well, ESPECIALLY on FOX.
Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (7uYFy)

I suspect it's not the "expert" thing so much as the "hot 23 year old broads" thing.
Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (1FhAQ)

Expert on being children.

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (jeefx)

152 131 120 Speaking of young girl reporters, when did hot 23 year old broads become expert consultants on anything? That's all you see on cable news. Even on FOX.
Well, ESPECIALLY on FOX.
Posted by: TN at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (7uYFy)

I suspect it's not the "expert" thing so much as the "hot 23 year old broads" thing.
--------------------------------
Didn't Matt Lauer pioneer the use of hot 23 year old chick experts at NBC?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (vV/gB)

153 127 Oooh. How are you cooking it?

Rubbed with Zataran's and applewood smoked.

Since I was going to have to run the smoker for six hours, I picked up a #1.19/lb bone-in boston butt too.

The butt is on the bottom shelf, the belly is on the top one, hopefully dripping onto the butt.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (WbIyz)

Kurt Eichenwald is strangely excited by this.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (1FhAQ)

154 If you have a WinnDixie nearby, the bone-in shoulder butt is $1.19 today and tomorrow.

I don't know how that price can be beat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (WbIyz)

155 It is only un-smoked bacon.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:07 PM (Ckg4U)


I know. But, when I eat bacon, it has to be extra-crispy where all the flabbiness is cooked out of the fat. Otherwise, I can't eat it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (/o9Qk)

156 129
the running of the sows




Posted by: Old Blue at January 20, 2018 05:03 PM (gEvQ
so stole that!


Posted by: Peaches



Grrrrrr. @42

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (LAe3v)

157 "Didn't Matt Lauer pioneer the use of hot 23 year old chick experts at NBC?"
-Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (vV/gB)

No, but they installed the button on his desk.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (Ckg4U)

158 Three more hours on the pork belly.

I'm dying here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:58 PM (WbIyz)


========

Eat a vegetable, like celery or a broccoli stalk. Takes up volume in your stomach without ultimately ruining your appetite by the time it's ready.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (/qEW2)

159 Newsweek? Neeeeeeever heard of it.

Posted by: Dirty Doyen at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (qYCgM)

160 The company is stable and on a firm financial footing," said Dev Pragad, chief executive of Newsweek Media Group. "In December, we saw the largest audience and revenue numbers in our history." He declined to comment further.



Reminds me of the NYTimes crowing they had record subscription increases.

Yet, they were closing a full 8 floors of office space and laying off workers. Also, a lot of the subscriptions were free trials, or 3 month trials for $9.99.

Oh yea, we totally trust our press eLites. Wish we could put Pinocchio noses on them.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:11 PM (UTaNm)

161 "I know. But, when I eat bacon, it has to be extra-crispy where all the flabbiness is cooked out of the fat. Otherwise, I can't eat it."
-Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (/o9Qk)

You can do the same with pork-belly. You just don't get the smokiness.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:11 PM (Ckg4U)

162 Time for another smoke check. I soak the wood chips and then wrap them in foil. That seems to work well at generating smoke without it becoming fire.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:12 PM (WbIyz)

163 Eat a vegetable, like celery or a broccoli stalk. Takes up volume in
your stomach without ultimately ruining your appetite by the time it's
ready.



I note that he didn't advise eating Brussels Sprouts, aka the Devil's Testicles. Oh, because you DON'T want to ruin your appetite.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:12 PM (LAe3v)

164 Grrrrrr. @42


Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (LAe3v)
Props to you, pep! Sorry for the slight. Do forgive. It's an epic meme and well worth repeating. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 05:12 PM (14URa)

165 Does anyone really think poorly of Nicholas Cage blowing $150M on houses and a dinosaur skull? I mean Nick seems pretty normal compared to Johnny Depp on the pissing money away scale.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:13 PM (vV/gB)

166 Wait!?

Law enforcement can actually seize servers? Based on last years FBI activities I thought that was not possible.

Posted by: MAGA at January 20, 2018 05:13 PM (DJLPu)

167 In December, we saw the largest audience and revenue numbers in our history


Aka, largest click bait hits. And thus, ad dollars.
Different definitions of audience and revenue now.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:13 PM (UTaNm)

168 How does NewsWeak make its payroll? Cerally.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:14 PM (vV/gB)

169 Props to you, pep! Sorry for the slight. Do forgive. It's an epic meme and well worth repeating. :-)


Posted by: Peaches


Thanks. Sometimes I just feel like being a pissy little bitch.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:14 PM (LAe3v)

170 Law enforcement can actually seize servers? Based on last years FBI activities I thought that was not possible.
Posted by: MAGA at January 20, 2018 05:13 PM (DJLPu)


Basement servers of crooked officials are exempt. Because.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:14 PM (UTaNm)

171 Does anyone really think poorly of Nicholas Cage blowing $150M on houses and a dinosaur skull?

I don't think poorly of Cage except insofar as he stars in really, really shitty movies like Wicker Man.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 05:14 PM (5bz7Q)

172 166 Wait!?

Law enforcement can actually seize servers? Based on last years FBI activities I thought that was not possible.
---------------------
These were state cops not Feds. Comey's G-men are too busy fapping to pictures of Hillary and Barry.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (vV/gB)

173 Law enforcement can actually seize servers? Based on last years FBI activities I thought that was not possible.

More to the point, when there is an imminent FBI action, most servers suffer hard disk crashes. It's strange.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (LAe3v)

174 You can do the same with pork-belly. You just don't get the smokiness.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:11 PM (Ckg4U)

That makes sense, I guess.
Every time I've seen it on tv, it just seems to be served as this slab of meat/fat. But, cut thinly and crisped...maybe. I've also seen it Chinese-style marinated in soy and served in rice dough buns and it looks really good.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (/o9Qk)

175 The butt is on the bottom shelf, the belly is on the top one, hopefully dripping onto the butt.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (WbIyz)

Multitasking at its best.

When's dinner? I'll bring the beer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (wYseH)

176 >>>If you have a WinnDixie nearby, the bone-in shoulder butt is $1.19 today and tomorrow.

Here on Lawn Guyland, usual price is $2.99. I love the skin on top. Heavenly pork rinds.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (/qEW2)

177 Was the dinosaur skull full of bees?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 05:16 PM (V2Yro)

178 I don't think poorly of Cage except insofar as he stars in really, really shitty movies like Wicker Man.

Like that one where he's a dead motorcycle rider. What a complete piece of crap. OTOH, Con Air was pretty good, and even Moonglow wasn't that bad.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:17 PM (LAe3v)

179 I don't think poorly of Cage except insofar as he stars in really, really shitty movies like Wicker Man.
-----------------------------
Con Air was a masterpiece.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:17 PM (vV/gB)

180
Alternate alt-left post title:

This Is The Free Press Under Trump's Rule

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 05:18 PM (tAiTN)

181 Con Air was two decades ago.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 05:18 PM (5bz7Q)

182 Ansari-like it its insistence.

IDRC if we turned insisted on itself into a dick-joke last time.
I'd bet so, because Moron.

Posted by: DaveA at January 20, 2018 05:18 PM (FhXTo)

183 >>Con Air was a masterpiece.

As was Raising Arizona.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 05:18 PM (NL6wI)

184
Does anyone really think poorly of Nicholas Cage blowing $150M on houses and a dinosaur skull?


Does he wear the dinosaur skull to swanky parties?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 05:18 PM (lKyWE)

185
er, this is THE FATE of the free press under Trump, rather

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 05:18 PM (tAiTN)

186 They're BitCoin mines and the FBI is stealing them to pay for their own defense.

Posted by: DaveA at January 20, 2018 05:19 PM (FhXTo)

187 Didn't Air America claim it was on a sound financial footing, and was doing fine, just fine, right up until they padlocked the place?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 20, 2018 05:19 PM (+RVKP)

188 183
>>Con Air was a masterpiece.



As was Raising Arizona.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik


Forgot about that one. Best part was a young Holly Hunter. "You appear to be capable".

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:20 PM (LAe3v)

189 If the servers are old and not being used, what could the cops possibly want with them? It doesn't make sense.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 20, 2018 05:20 PM (l9m7l)

190 Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the Upper East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"

Don't look back you can never look back.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (W/SyC)

191 I don't think poorly of Cage except insofar as he stars in really, really shitty movies like Wicker Man.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 05:14 PM (5bz7Q)


========

Left Behind is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Far worse than Wicker Man.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (/qEW2)

192 You shut down government and I fuck you! I fuck you all!

Posted by: Kim Jong-un at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (bJ0w+)

193 enron was on firm financial footing too, if i remember right. paul krugman told everybody that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (KP5rU)

194 If you had told me 20 years ago that Keanu Reaves was going to turn into a highly regarded, serious actor, and Nick Cage was going to turn into a joke, I would have said you were insane.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (V2Yro)

195 In case there is any 'in the know' people here under cover, Wikileaks is going to pony up $1million for the 4 page memo being passed around congress on FISA scandal

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (aC6Sd)

196 190
Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the Upper
East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"


Let me guess. North Face, REI, or Eddie Bauer.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (LAe3v)

197 TV news is made for imbeciles. Seriously, take a look at any of the morning shows.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 20, 2018 05:05 PM (oVJmc)


I saw a pic and article of Samantha Guthrie with her foot up on the desk showing off some ugly shoes she bought for $800. And asking for feedback on twitter. That is now morning news.

I haven't watched in forever, b/c they ceased being newsworthy years ago. Still, I couldn't believe what I was seeing and reading.

No wonder Matt pushed out Ann Curry for her. Ann had gravitas, this chick is like an 18 yo sorority girl.



Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:22 PM (UTaNm)

198
The article mentions massive debts and laid-off workers -- I guess that's why Newsweek's clickbait game has been so Aziz Ansari-like it its insistence.

Mentioning that dude reminds me of the bestest line of advice some female gave to Aziz -- 'to fvck like a feminist'.

My brain has been on some sort of lock since I read that.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:22 PM (2FqvZ)

199 "Let me guess. North Face, REI, or Eddie Bauer."

Barbour

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 20, 2018 05:22 PM (W/SyC)

200 I have an small electric smoker I need to put to use soon.

Imonna smoke a Boston Butt and let the juices drip onto a pan of beans.

I need to do this SOON.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:22 PM (ptqGC)

201 Heh, does the shutdown mean the FBI is out of work? Dittos Mueller investigation? Also, will my trash be picked up next week? I'm having a heady moment of sweet and sour feelings.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:23 PM (vV/gB)

202 Because nothing says "down with the cause" like equestrian wear.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 20, 2018 05:23 PM (W/SyC)

203 144
"The company is stable and on a firm financial footing," said Dev Pragad, chief executive of Newsweek Media Group. "



Found in the corporate handbook of famous last words
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 05:08 PM (lKyWE)


In related news, Dev Pragad announced that he is now the VP of special projects leaving Newsweak to spend more time with his family.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 20, 2018 05:23 PM (+RVKP)

204 As was Raising Arizona.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 05:18 PM (NL6wI)

He was quite good in "Moonstruck," although Cher, to her credit, was fantastic!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 05:23 PM (wYseH)

205 196 190
Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the Upper
East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"

Let me guess. North Face, REI, or Eddie Bauer.
Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (LAe3v)

Right Wingers wear Patagonia.

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 05:23 PM (jeefx)

206 @170
Basement Bathroom servers of crooked officials are exempt. Because.


FIFY

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:23 PM (B8vdC)

207 Barbour

Posted by: xnycpeasant


Never heard of it. Damn, I'm out of it.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:23 PM (LAe3v)

208 Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the Upper East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"
---
And wouldn't be caught dead inside a Bodega.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 20, 2018 05:24 PM (tr2D7)

209 "Left Behind is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Far worse than Wicker Man."

In "Ghost Rider", Nick Cage's character shows a far greater range of facial emotions and expressions when he's a flaming skull than when it's just him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 05:24 PM (V2Yro)

210 He was quite good in "Moonstruck," although Cher, to her credit, was fantastic!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Damn. I knew Moonglow wasn't quite right.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:24 PM (LAe3v)

211 190 Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the Upper East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"

The DNC sent a representative?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 20, 2018 05:24 PM (+RVKP)

212 I really want to buy a smoker but it would just be another thing to haul halfway across the country so I'm trying to hold out until after we move.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:25 PM (/o9Qk)

213 In "Ghost Rider", Nick Cage's character shows a far
greater range of facial emotions and expressions when he's a flaming
skull than when it's just him.

Posted by: Tom Servo


I thought his performance as the flaming skull was just stunning.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at January 20, 2018 05:25 PM (LAe3v)

214 Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the
Upper East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"





Someone should ask her if she'd like to take one in and put him/her up in a guest room.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (ptqGC)

215 Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:59 PM (VgZGv)

He asked for ONE INSTANCE, not a whole fucking list. Go back as far as you need. List one random or unfair banning by MH.

Posted by: The Mass Media can EABOD at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (C1NyB)

216 A question for the computer geeks among the Horde:

Is there any data that the cops can't get simply by cloning each of those HDs?

It would seem to be a much more efficient way of collecting the information, and it doesn't penalize the company being investigated.

Of course the video of them wheeling the computers out is probably the most important thing.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (wYseH)

217 And, no, there has never been a random banning here.

Unless you count the time ace banned himself.

prolly a repeat

Posted by: DaveA at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (FhXTo)

218 "That makes sense, I guess.
Every time I've seen it on tv, it just seems to be served as this slab of meat/fat. But, cut thinly and crisped...maybe. I've also seen it Chinese-style marinated in soy and served in rice dough buns and it looks really good.
"
-Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (/o9Qk)

Oh. It is. Believe me.

*makes okay sign with thumb and forefinger*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (Ckg4U)

219 191 I don't think poorly of Cage except insofar as he stars in really, really shitty movies like Wicker Man.
-------------------------------
I think Cage took advice from Michael Caine who said he made some very bad movies but they paid for some very nice homes.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (vV/gB)

220
Imonna smoke a Boston Butt and let the juices drip onto a pan of beans.

I need to do this SOON.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:22 PM (ptqGC)


Jane, that sounds so good.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (/o9Qk)

221 I really want to buy a smoker but it would just be
another thing to haul halfway across the country so I'm trying to hold
out until after we move.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:25 PM (/o9Qk)


I have a small electric one (by Masterbuilt). I also smoke on my Weber charcoal grill.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:27 PM (ptqGC)

222 to fvck like a feminist'.



So, be a lesbian?
There is something wrong with these people.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:27 PM (UTaNm)

223 214
Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the

Upper East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"
Someone should ask her if she'd like to take one in and put him/her up in a guest room.


Depends. Does he clean pools and bring umbrella drinks?

Posted by: Gray haired lady at January 20, 2018 05:27 PM (LAe3v)

224 "And wouldn't be caught dead inside a Bodega."

Or if she was, she would be the one in the middle of lunch rush hour with a line behind her out the ying yang asking 100 questions of the poor counter guy trying to make her a a sandwich.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 20, 2018 05:27 PM (W/SyC)

225 How long you have and how far back you want to go?

Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:59 PM (VgZGv)

You accused MH of random banning.

Name one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 05:27 PM (wYseH)

226 1st National Treasure is fun and never gets old.

Posted by: The Last Man at the CDC at January 20, 2018 05:28 PM (jeefx)

227
Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the Upper East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"


They didn't make the country they left stronger otherwise they wouldn't be leaving

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 05:28 PM (lKyWE)

228
*makes okay sign with thumb and forefinger*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (Ckg4U)


AHA! I knew you were a White Nationalist! Nazi!!!!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at January 20, 2018 05:28 PM (/o9Qk)

229 208 Today saw gray haired lady in expensive "outdoor" clothing in the Upper East Side holding a placard: "Immigrants Make Us Stronger"
---
And wouldn't be caught dead inside a Bodega.
-------------------
She married a slum lord name Maury.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:28 PM (vV/gB)

230 215
Posted by: George at January 20, 2018 04:59 PM (VgZGv)



He asked for ONE INSTANCE, not a whole fucking list. Go back as far as you need. List one random or unfair banning by MH.

Posted by: The Mass Media can EABOD


I think we can safely assume that we've seen the last of George.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:28 PM (LAe3v)

231 @213
I thought his performance as the flaming skull was just stunning.
-----------------

I thought that was really Brian Dennehey?

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:29 PM (Ya7ti)

232 Remember the day someone broke the blog?

Many morons and 'ettes were accidentally banned that day (I was one).

I still look back fondly to being able to use all the buttons in the comment box. *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:29 PM (ptqGC)

233 Picked up some Prime sirloin at Costco yesterday. Well marbled. Folks have told me that Costco meat is quite good so I can't wait for the grill to heat up and give it a try. Hope they were right.

45 degree January day in WI forces me to cook outdoors.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 20, 2018 05:29 PM (2WfB0)

234
One-name commenter's like 'George' at AoS are some of the most dependable, honest people on the internet.

Yes, I've been drinking. Why do you need to ask?

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:29 PM (2FqvZ)

235 I have a small electric one (by Masterbuilt). I also smoke on my Weber charcoal grill.




Posted by: Jane D'oh


Aren't those things great?

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (LAe3v)

236 166 Wait!?

Law enforcement can actually seize servers? Based on last years FBI activities I thought that was not possible.
Posted by: MAGA at January 20, 2018 05:13 PM (DJLPu)

In a society such as ours where the "rule of law" absolutely does not exist, police officers can pretty much do what they want. They (with DAs, attorneys-general, etc) can pick and choose what laws they want to enforce, when they want, against who they want.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (H4/jH)

237 The Masterbuilt, I mean.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (LAe3v)

238 210 He was quite good in "Moonstruck," although Cher, to her credit, was fantastic!



"I love you"

*slap*
Snap out of it!!


All that was missing was "dammit!"

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (UTaNm)

239 @216 Is there any data that the cops can't get simply by cloning each of those HDs?
-------------------------

I'm not sure how well cloning works at getting deleted data.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (Ya7ti)

240
The Masterbuilt, I mean.


Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (LAe3v)


Yep. And they take up little space in the garage.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (ptqGC)

241 I've been banned before, but I have no idea why. That's what so fun about AoS, the surprises. Always fun testing to see how long your ban lasts is another surprise. Evidently for EoJ is was forever.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (vV/gB)

242 Yes, I've been drinking. Why do you need to ask?

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:29 PM (2FqvZ)

Especially when they comment through a server (probably a proxy) in Canada.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (wYseH)

243
"Immigrants Make Us Stronger"

When you lift them up daily.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (IqV8l)

244 Too bad some reputable news organization doesn't put it on the front page just exactly how much illegals cost US taxpayers every year in benefits. IIRC, it costs just LA 6 billion a year. But nobody knows about it, or if they do, they don't seem to care.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (gEvQ8)

245 Random banning is good politics

Posted by: Zombie J. Stalin at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (aC6Sd)

246 I couldn't post from our hotel in Atlanta last summer. Weird IP I guess.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (ptqGC)

247 Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go.

----------------------
I owe my soul, to the company store

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (y3aQB)

248 Picked up some Prime sirloin at Costco yesterday. Well marbled.

Try the NY Strip. If you wonder if it's worth the extra cost vs. Choice, wonder no more.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (LAe3v)

249 "A question for the computer geeks among the Horde:
Is there any data that the cops can't get simply by cloning each of those HDs?
It would seem to be a much more efficient way of collecting the information, and it doesn't penalize the company being investigated.
Of course the video of them wheeling the computers out is probably the most important thing....
"
-Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 05:26 PM (wYseH)

It is always best to have physical evidence on hand.

If your nerds find that is is unmolested, that's the way to pin down a child molester. Ironically.

Telling a jury something and showing a jury something are two different things.

Let the nerds handle it. People trust nerds.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:32 PM (Ckg4U)

250 I'm not sure how well cloning works at getting deleted data.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (Ya7ti)

I thought that cloning is an exact, bit by bit copy of the HD.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 20, 2018 05:32 PM (wYseH)

251 I'm not sure how well cloning works at getting deleted data.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (Ya7ti)


But then again I'm not sure I believe the BS that data overwritten six times can still be recovered by the FBI.

I think they all want us to think they have 11" inch dicks, too. Not buying that either.

Posted by: Danny D at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (2FqvZ)

252 Apparently Cage's new movie "Mom and Dad" is good - a black comedy.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (5bz7Q)

253 245
Random banning is good politics

Posted by: Zombie J. Stalin


Pour encourager les autres.

Posted by: pep at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (LAe3v)

254 The de rigueur winter outerwear for women in Manhattan is Canada Goose brand $1,000+ parkas. They're everywhere in Manhattan,

You may know the brand from Kate Upton wearing it and nothing else on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The Igno-Daughter begged me to buy her one for Xmas, knowing I never would, but played it into guilting me into get what she really wanted. Well played, sir.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (pV/54)

255 They didn't make the country they left stronger otherwise they wouldn't be leaving
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 05:28 PM (lKyWE)

IDK. I occasionally go to South Carolina.

Posted by: golfman at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (48QDY)

256 Show me the blogger and I'll show the crime. Ace

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (vV/gB)

257 Bitcoin farming? Child pornography?

Posted by: Simplemind at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (ZuGkg)

258 I guess our local trash hauling guys have gone rogue independent. Despite the federal gubmint shutdown, they came today and picked up trash.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (QLvwG)

259 I frequently get a 500 Server error.
Am I banned?
Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (scP6Z)

Ummmmm....No.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (EoRCO)

260 Posted by: Old Blue at January 20, 2018 05:31 PM (gEvQ



Yes, there is an organization that tracks and provides those numbers. I have it bookmarked somewhere. And they are staggering. They have been published, but not in the mainstream liar media. B/c that doesn't fit their narrative.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (UTaNm)

261 Wifey and I just joined the Instant Pot Revolution. This weekend: India. Next weekend: Italy.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (YFnq5)

262 one of the reason I like this site so much is that it's one of the only places I haven't ever been banned.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (V2Yro)

263 You know I'm torn between Joe Dirt and Con Air. Two really special movies.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:34 PM (vV/gB)

264 Chess thread up.

Posted by: HH at January 20, 2018 05:35 PM (mIJBI)

265 I think they all want us to think they have 11" inch dicks, too. Not buying that either.

Posted by: Danny D


Um, I'd like to hear more about this.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 20, 2018 05:35 PM (LAe3v)

266 Leftard spotted with large sign saying "impeach" at major intersection near Sacramento Capitol. I couldn't spare the time to ask him who is paying him.

Posted by: torabora at January 20, 2018 05:35 PM (AhPGR)

267 I frequently get a 500 Server error.
Am I banned?
Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (scP6Z)


It only shows you have a preference for Apple software products.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 20, 2018 05:35 PM (2FqvZ)

268 I'm not sure how well cloning works at getting deleted data.



Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:30 PM (Ya7ti)



But then again I'm not sure I believe the BS that data overwritten six times can still be recovered by the FBI.



I think they all want us to think they have 11" inch dicks, too. Not buying that either.

Posted by: Danny D at January 20, 2018 05:33 PM (2FqvZ)

Would you believe 9 inches?

Posted by: Special Agent 86 at January 20, 2018 05:35 PM (QLvwG)

269 *NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 05:36 PM (Ckg4U)

270 frequently get a 500 Server error.
Am I banned?
Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM (scP6Z)



With a lot of red text?

That means something is wrong with your post. Usually a copy and paste deal...at least for me.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:36 PM (UTaNm)

271 Get your corporate brand free publicity using this one simple trick!

Posted by: Newsweak at January 20, 2018 05:36 PM (O5Q3r)

272 262 one of the reason I like this site so much is that it's one of the only places I haven't ever been banned.
----------------------
Back in the NR Disquis days I had some prick banning me constantly. He would ban people for their ideas. Now that NR is all FB the only ones posting are the pricks. Jonah and gang really suck. If not for Black or Davis I would never check in with them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (vV/gB)

273 @250 I thought that cloning is an exact, bit by bit copy of the HD.
--------------------

It might be. I'd have to check up on the various computer terms. But *that* sort of thing takes a lot of time. As part of my job, I do quick and dirty copies between hard drives. A few hundred gigabytes can take anywhere between 2-4 hours, depending on whether you're copying big files or little files (and if there are any problems with the computer or drive that the files are being copied from). That's over either an Ethernet cable, or a Thunderbolt 3 cable (depending on the computer). Copying every last bit with precision is something that takes longer.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (Ya7ti)

274 >>>1st National Treasure is fun and never gets old.


Very enjoyable romp. Although Cage as Voight's son wasn't really that plausible.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (/qEW2)

275 269 *NOOD!*
-------------------------
Its a fucking chess thread.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 20, 2018 05:38 PM (vV/gB)

276 What's the latest on Schumer's Shutdown?

Hope it is all bad for the donks and the government, but I repeat myself.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 20, 2018 05:38 PM (3BFzK)

277 The butt is on the bottom shelf, the belly is on the top one, hopefully dripping onto the butt.

=====
Kinky.


-Heldey Lamar

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad. at January 20, 2018 05:38 PM (OProA)

278 Nood, Chess, Dress Pr0n, and open.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 05:39 PM (DMUuz)

279 I thought that cloning is an exact, bit by bit copy of the HD.

Depends on the cloner.
And what exactly you're looking for.
And the actual device is actual evidence.

Posted by: Kreger at January 20, 2018 05:39 PM (FhXTo)

280 But *that* sort of thing takes a lot of time. As part of my job, I do
quick and dirty copies between hard drives. A few hundred gigabytes can
take anywhere between 2-4 hours


Seriously?

Posted by: 1980 at January 20, 2018 05:40 PM (LAe3v)

281 >> I thought that cloning is an exact, bit by bit copy of
>> the HD.

Not usually. The trouble with that is to such a bit by bit copy, the disks have to be the same geometry. Otherwise the low level structures both partition info and file system would have to be different.

Most modern cloning programs are aware, and have to be aware, of the file systems they are copying, and thus know how to copy only used data. Sector by sector copying of partitions can be done for unknown file systems as well, I think.

I've got some cloning programs here, and there are several modes.

But to hold up in a court of law, you've got to have chain of custody preservation and all that.

Now, what they usually do is make copies of the original in varies way and the use the copies to investigate. That way, if they screw something up, they don't mess up the original.

But you're not going to put someone in jail based on only a copy. It's got to be the original.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (8O3HH)

282 Try the NY Strip. If you wonder if it's worth the extra cost vs. Choice, wonder no more.

The Prime sirloin was only $8.50/lb so I figured it was worth a try. Prime NY Strip was $12/lb

The Prime tenderloin was $27/lb. I can't justify that.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 20, 2018 05:41 PM (2WfB0)

283 frequently get a 500 Server error.
Am I banned?
Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2018 05:01 PM

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With a lot of red text?



That means something is wrong with your post. Usually a copy and paste deal...at least for me.
Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:36 PM


If you're on an Apple device, smart punctuation has been turned on, possibly as the result of a recent upgrade.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 05:42 PM (DMUuz)

284 @280 Seriously?
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Yup, seriously.

Computer refreshes for a big corporation. I copy data from anywhere between 2-4 computers per day. Sometimes it goes pretty quick.

Sometimes it doesn't.

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2018 05:43 PM (Ya7ti)

285 If you're on an Apple device, smart punctuation has been turned on, possibly as the result of a recent upgrade.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 20, 2018 05:42 PM (DMUuz)

That explains it.

Posted by: golfman at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (48QDY)

286 But you're not going to put someone in jail based on only a copy. It's got to be the original.

Here's his computer and here's the child porn right where Bob put it.
The defendants name is Fred.
Ok, Fred.

Posted by: Kreger at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (FhXTo)

287 Would you believe 9 inches?
Posted by: Special Agent 86 at January 20, 2018 05:35 PM (QLvwG)

At your cervix!

Posted by: Milton Berle at January 20, 2018 05:44 PM (7uYFy)

288 167 In December, we saw the largest audience and revenue numbers in our history

Aka, largest click bait hits. And thus, ad dollars.
Different definitions of audience and revenue now.
Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 05:13 PM (UTaNm)

Q4 and Q2 are the big quarters for clicks. November and December in particular. So, I would not doubt they made more money in December via clicks than ever before.

The "largest audience" is squishy - does it include spiders and bots? Do they mean legit pageviews (no bots or spiders)? As for pageviews those stupid "click next" to see the Top 12 Porn Hubs articles would = 13 pageviews if someone views every "next". Unique views (each IP is a one-time unique view)?

If I had a valid subscription to comScore (which is about as close to real data as someone without access to their servers - ha! - for real hits data could get), I could guess what stat they are using for "largest audience".

Posted by: Ann at January 20, 2018 05:46 PM (jtHQy)

289 Oh yea, we totally trust our press eLites. Wish we could put Pinocchio noses on them.



Filled with dried crusty snot.

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 05:47 PM (NcQCM)

290 How does NewsWeak make its payroll? Cerally.

They pay in Cheerios ?

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 05:49 PM (NcQCM)

291 If you threw Hilldog in the deep in will she float?

Posted by: torabora at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (AhPGR)

292 Moonstruck was an abomination. Whereas Wild at Heart was great

Posted by: Regular joe at January 20, 2018 05:52 PM (7PllL)

293 They pay in Cheerios ?


Kaboom.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (WbIyz)

294 Doesn't this make Gov Cuomo an enemy of the first amendment?

Posted by: George LeS at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (+TcCF)

295 Moonstruck was Awesome.

When your moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie
That's amore'

When the world seems to shine
Like you've had too much wine
That's amore'

Posted by: Zombie Dean Martin at January 20, 2018 05:55 PM (UTaNm)

296 Apparently Cage's new movie "Mom and Dad" is good - a black comedy.

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That's Racist!!!
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That would be Afican-American Comedy

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 20, 2018 05:57 PM (y3aQB)

297 Oops

*The moon
Not your moon

Hey, whaddya want...I'm dead.

Posted by: Zombie Dean Martin at January 20, 2018 05:57 PM (UTaNm)

298 Unless you count the time ace banned himself.


Is that like the end of the Flintstones when Fred got locked out and he was banging on the door ?

WIIIILLLMA !

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:02 PM (NcQCM)

299 Especially when they comment through a server (probably a proxy) in Canada.

They have the internet in Canada ?

Just kidding, AOP.

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:07 PM (NcQCM)

300 Apparently Cage's new movie "Mom and Dad" is good - a black comedy.

With Mo Nique ?

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2018 06:11 PM (NcQCM)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Where today is a non-political open thread.

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The regular Pet Thread will return next Saturday, same Pet Thread time, same Pet Thread channel.

If you want to share a photo, story, tip you can reach us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Midichlorians.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 02:55 PM (/qEW2)

2 Bless the beasts and Morons.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 02:55 PM (WbIyz)

3
Sweet Berners in that picture.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 02:56 PM (ogsii)

4 Our feral cat has finally discovered the catnip socks that Mrs928 has on the back porch for the domestics.

He is high as fuck.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 02:57 PM (WbIyz)

5 Looking for dog recipes.

Posted by: Preezy 44 at January 20, 2018 02:59 PM (bc2Lc)

6 Nice kitteh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 02:59 PM (mpXpK)

7 also, the male domestic brought us a dead baby bird today.

Proud.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 03:00 PM (WbIyz)

8 Kitty? -check

Mountain Dogs? -check.

We're good. Lets run with this bitch...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 03:00 PM (Ckg4U)

9 I mentioned the other night that I spooked an animal on my front porch when I returned home. It was dark, and I'm not sure what it was. It took off running.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 03:01 PM (sdi6R)

10 WeaselCat v2 has brought us a couple of live and unharmed mice over the years but recently brought us one that was sleeping. Not sure what prompted her to k-i-l-l one.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 03:03 PM (Sfs6o)

11 I mentioned the other night that I spooked an animal on my front porch when I returned home. It was dark, and I'm not sure what it was. It took off running.

From that description it sounds like a chupacabra.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 20, 2018 03:04 PM (bZ7mE)

12 Cat is currently swanning around the apartment, looking for the best place to rest his butt. He's been sleeping on my feet for a while, but clearly that wasn't up to his standards, because he's on the prowl again. He is, of course, completely ignoring the cat bed and the half-dozen folded blankets and towels set in various strategic nap spots.

Posted by: Rosa Erik at January 20, 2018 03:04 PM (+Zfui)

13
Not a successful day at the show. Sonny - he of the bad bite but superb Borzoi hasidics - was second in his class of two and Handsome Dan lost in Best of Breed to an inferior bitch. Tomorrow is another day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 03:05 PM (ogsii)

14 WeaselCat v2 is looking for an upgrade in the cat food supply.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:06 PM (qTVYI)

15 Happy the cold snap is over. Almost 80lbs of birdseed used in the last 3 weeks. We have multiple feeders in the front and back yards. Also large seed cakes and suet.
Had our first possum under the feeders yesterday. And still have our lone coyote stalking our 5 acres. Husband has a loner rifle but hasn't had a chance to try it on the coyote. It moves too quickly when he exits the house. The 22 did nothing but scare it. Nephew loaned him the civilian version of a M16. Pretty much what he shot in Viet Nam.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 20, 2018 03:06 PM (N3JsI)

16 Sweet Berners in that picture.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 02:56 PM (ogsii)
So, so, so, so adorable . . .

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:06 PM (14URa)

17 If anyone wants to donate to Northernlurker's P.O. Box, I can confirm the address through homemadegravy71 at the Hooya dot com.

We have bypassed these Pr0g charity sites and you can send a check or money order directly to Northernlurker's Post Office Box.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 03:06 PM (Ckg4U)

18 It was dark, and I'm not sure what it was. It took off running.

In these parts it would most likely have been a raccoon.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:07 PM (3C9q2)

19
14 WeaselCat v2 is looking for an upgrade in the cat food supply.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:06 PM (qTVYI)
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Yep. She's a little fatso too.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 03:09 PM (Sfs6o)

20 We have bypassed these Pr0g charity sites and you can send a check or money order directly to Northernlurker's Post Office Box.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 03:06 PM (Ckg4U)
That's the best way to do it, Slap. Will email for the address. How's he holding up, have you spoken with him?

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:09 PM (14URa)

21 Of course cause mischief. Is this even a serious question?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 20, 2018 03:10 PM (EZebt)

22 If anyone wants to donate to Northernlurker's P.O. Box

What's happened to Northernlurker?

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:10 PM (3C9q2)

23 Midichlorians.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 02:55 PM (/qEW2)


Language.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:11 PM (wB8Tg)

24 Pretty much what he shot in Viet Nam.
Posted by: never enough caffeine


Dang! Coyotes really are everywhere!

Posted by: Adriane is Easily Confused ... at January 20, 2018 03:11 PM (AoK0a)

25 YAY! The food thread!

Posted by: Barky Obama at January 20, 2018 03:11 PM (5HYYq)

26
What's happened to Northernlurker?

Posted by: Basement


His wife died suddenly this week.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 03:12 PM (ogsii)

27 Still waiting for fate to provide me a kitten. My kind hearted co worker just took in a 3 pack of stray dogs that had been abandoned by her house. Took her a couple of days for them to trust her enough to get them to her yard. She just texted some pics that showed how grateful these dogs will be for life.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 03:13 PM (3QAtO)

28 His wife died suddenly this week.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 03:12 PM (ogsii)






















Unexpectedly and he found her. It was horrific. And it sounds like he really, really loved her a lot.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:13 PM (14URa)

29 Happy Pet Thread! Since I have a black thumb, I was talking about bumpout window boxes for seed starting -- taken over by our family cat (still loved and missed).

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 03:13 PM (MIKMs)

30 Great, now pixy's fuckin' with me again.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:14 PM (14URa)

31 Let my old half lab half Austrailan cattle dog sleep with be. She always wraps around your feet like instinct. Slept till 3pm.

Posted by: Monk at January 20, 2018 03:14 PM (g4lFK)

32 Dang! Coyotes really are everywhere!

Coyotes are the primary reason why my vet (aka Kitty Doc) routinely tells the owners of cats and small dogs not to let them outside without supervision. And we're talking urban and suburban CT, not the Southwest.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:14 PM (3C9q2)

33 Just got my Mom home from the hospital. Her old cat, who has been wandering around yowling for three weeks, is now purring like a kitten.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (wB8Tg)

34 OT but lolz..

nevertrumpers be all like "ok give trump his 4 years since he's doing a good job but prepare for 2020 challenge"

as if any other GOP candidate out there (aside from Cruz) would even be capable of doing better. Put it another way, any other GOP candidate is basically a democrat, so why would we want anyone other than trump when there are no gutsy, courageous, conservative GOP pols to run?

Posted by: The Dr. Brake Bemoray at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (V3U1L)

35 My pendulous dugs don't match. Time for my girls to be twins!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (bc2Lc)

36 Hey, as long as it's the pet thread, can I just rant for a second? I moved here to Indiana and got on the nextdoor dot com for my area. I am gobsmacked at the very disturbing number of people whose pets "go missing" in zero degree temperature. What the hell is wrong with people?

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (14URa)

37 I'm thinking very seriously about getting a dog. Two breeds that appeal to me are shiba inu and pomsky both are gorgeous.
I need affectionate, intelligent, sociable and able to handle the occasional day when daddy is out a while.
No leg jumpers.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:16 PM (nBr1j)

38 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 03:16 PM (aC6Sd)

39 We're still traveling with our old Weimaraners. Yesterday an RV pulled in next to us with 2 Akita. I don't know much about these dogs except that they can be very territorial and aggressive. Someone walked by with a small terrier and the Akita were outside and they went crazy. The owners had to wrestle them inside their RV. Our dogs don't even want to walk by, but they're older and don't want to get involved in any trouble. We're only going to be here another week and I can keep my dogs away from them. They are beautiful dogs but are they normally this crazy aggressive?

Posted by: Abby at January 20, 2018 03:16 PM (YS7Pk)

40 33
Just got my Mom home from the hospital. Her old cat, who has been
wandering around yowling for three weeks, is now purring like a kitten.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (wB8Tg)
Oh, Mero, that's lovely! I bet it's doing your Mom a world of good, too. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:17 PM (14URa)

41 What the hell is wrong with people?
Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (14URa)


How much time do you have?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:17 PM (wB8Tg)

42 Coyotes are the primary reason why my vet (aka Kitty Doc) routinely tells the owners of cats and small dogs not to let them outside without supervision. And we're talking urban and suburban CT, not the Southwest.
Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:14 PM (3C9q2)
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Yeah - i've been thinking of that with WeaselDog at the farm.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 03:18 PM (Sfs6o)

43 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (wB8Tg)

She was yowling Where is mama!

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 03:18 PM (3QAtO)

44 Cruz belongs on the SC along with my dog. I'll vote for him this year for his senate re-election in the interm.
My dog is confused about why I'm not getting up today. Pretty sure I just have a cold but didn't sleep well.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 20, 2018 03:19 PM (kufk0)

45 His wife died suddenly this week.

Thank you for the explanation-- I'll certainly keep him in my prayers. My dad died suddenly of a heart attack when I was 15, and I was the one who found him-- so I can understand something of what Northernlurker is going through.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:19 PM (3C9q2)

46 Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:16 PM (nBr1j)

I'm assuming you are aware of the Shiba shedding spells . . . if not, you should be, because it is some epic hairstorm. I think it happens twice a year. But they are fabulous dogs! And, for you, hugs. You know we love you . . .

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:19 PM (14URa)

47
I mentioned the other night that I spooked an animal on my front porch when I returned home. It was dark, and I'm not sure what it was. It took off running.

From that description it sounds like a chupacabra.


Little Foot

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2018 03:19 PM (IqV8l)

48 Oh, Mero, that's lovely! I bet it's doing your Mom a world of good, too. :-)
Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:17 PM (14URa)


Yeah it helps. She is doing better than expected (after some major fuckups by care team) but has months of recovery ahead of her. *Massive* spine surgery.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:20 PM (wB8Tg)

49 Little dogs are also vulnerable to hawks.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:21 PM (qTVYI)

50 You better get weasel dog a guard dog, stat!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at January 20, 2018 03:21 PM (kufk0)

51 Love this thread. Animal stories. What personalities...all of them.

Patch the male of our two Maine Coons loves to find and drag an length of cord, yard, fabric etc. to us (pushes open bath door if not pulled completely shut) and wants to play. His favorite is when we end play with throwing it on top of the cat tree so he can "save it". he wants to play this endlessly. Like a dog with a ball. Meanwhile, Fluff the female cat rummages around in Heidi's jewelry box if she leaves it open.

Chicks...amirite?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 03:22 PM (4CCz5)

52 Since we don't have photos how about stories?
On a thread this week we were talking about greyhounds and I mentioned a wife's company picnic years ago someone had their greyhound that was a former racer. Well to add to that there were 2 other dogs as well that wanted to play fetch. Neither of the other two could out race the greyhound so I took 1 ball and threw it as far s I could, the greyhound was off to get it, then took another and threw it 1/2 as far to give the other 2 dogs a chance.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 03:22 PM (aC6Sd)

53 Soooo... the setter wanted out and goodies this am and she and her big sister got out, Meds disguised as goodies and breakfast in that order. I turned off the light and went back to bed. I hear her (the setter) kick her kibble all over the dining room. I don't know why she does this. Some musta landed in the water bowl, cause the next thing I heard was her blowing bubbles and bobbing for kibble. The lab and I just rolled our eyes and went back to sleep.

And that's my story for today. And since the snow mostly melted and uncovered the backyard, I'll go clean up.

McGyver, out (scooping poop)

Posted by: McGyver at January 20, 2018 03:22 PM (5HYYq)

54 I wrote on here a while back about someone's outdoor cat getting snatched by a great horned owl. The winged monster carried the poor cat up high, dropped it, breaking its legs, and then proceeded to try to dine on it before the owners rescued it.

Poor thing had to be put down.

Large raptors, coyotes, foxes, and bobcats are now common where we live. Would never have an outdoor kitteh, and would definitely keep an eye on a small dog.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:23 PM (ptqGC)

55
50 You better get weasel dog a guard dog, stat!!!
Posted by: lin-duh at January 20, 2018 03:21 PM (kufk0)
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Good idea!

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 03:23 PM (Sfs6o)

56 What the hell is wrong with people?

Some people think that cats and dogs don't mind the cold because they have fur. They can still freeze to death very easily, though. The cops around here have started ticketing cars left in parking lots with pets locked inside. We just got over a 16-day cold snap, and it doesn't take that long for a cat or dog to develop hypothermia even inside a parked car when the temp outside is 15 F or colder.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:26 PM (3C9q2)

57 Little 16 y.o. Sandy kitty has regressed to being a kitten. At least, that's what she's pretending. Since we had to put her 14 y.o. sister down this past spring, she's gotten needier and more affectionate.

Considered getting another cat/kitten, but she's always been a queen bee, and I'm afraid she'd resent another "friend." We want to spoil her and let her enjoy however much time she has left.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:26 PM (ptqGC)

58 37 I need affectionate, intelligent, sociable and able to handle the occasional day when daddy is out a while.
No leg jumpers.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:16 PM (nBr1j)


So, a cat then? Cannibal Bob just mentioned his Maine Coons; maybe one of those breed would work for you.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 03:26 PM (NL6wI)

59 9 I mentioned the other night that I spooked an animal on my front porch when I returned home. It was dark, and I'm not sure what it was. It took off running.
Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 03:01 PM (sdi6R)
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I was just dropping off a casserole!

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 03:27 PM (qJtVm)

60
Fetch with ordinary dog:
1) Throw ball
2) Dog chases ball
3) Dog returns with ball
4) Dog awaits next throw.

Fetch with sighthounds:
1) Throw ball
2) Dog chases ball
3) Dog tears ball to pieces
4) Dog awaits next ball.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 03:27 PM (ogsii)

61 Yeah it helps. She is doing better than expected
(after some major fuckups by care team) but has months of recovery ahead
of her. *Massive* spine surgery.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:20 PM (wB8Tg)
One of my dearest friends had major spine surgery 2 months ago . . . he's 78, but a tough bastid . . . last week sent a pic of him and his wife and the son's family on skis at the top of the mountain at Deer Valley. They wanted him to do PT, he said, fuck that. You can see why I love him so.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:27 PM (14URa)

62 I was just dropping off a casserole!



*shifty eyes*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 03:27 PM (qJtVm)


lol

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:27 PM (ptqGC)

63 Peaches -- You came from nice weather, right? My family was considered stupid/nasty because we had our big dogs in the house all the time. Even 30 years ago, local debates about when 'outside' dogs should come inside or call animal control was a big thing. For semi-rural people, the idea of animals inside the house is impossible.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 03:27 PM (MIKMs)

64
46 Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:16 PM (nBr1j)

I'm assuming you are aware of the Shiba shedding spells . . . if not, you should be, because it is some epic hairstorm. I think it happens twice a year. But they are fabulous dogs! And, for you, hugs. You know we love you . . .
Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:19 PM (14URa)

I wasn't aware of that. They look like a mini akita and I really like that breed. Very intelligent face.
There's a pomsky breeder not far away. A sign?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:28 PM (nBr1j)

65 I was just dropping off a casserole!



*shifty eyes*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 20, 2018 03:27 PM (qJtVm)
Threadwinner! lol!!!

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:28 PM (14URa)

66 So the other night I took puppeh out to the snow covered yard and I accidentally dropped the leash.
So he ran around playing keep away in the snow.
The next morning it was like a snow crop circle.

Posted by: Votermom's phone at January 20, 2018 03:28 PM (JIKtt)

67 I need affectionate, intelligent, sociable and able to handle the occasional day when daddy is out a while.

No leg jumpers.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:16 PM (nBr1j)


No leg humper?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:29 PM (ptqGC)

68 I wasn't aware of that. They look like a mini akita and I really like that breed. Very intelligent face.

There's a pomsky breeder not far away. A sign?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:28 PM (nBr1j)
A few years ago there was a Shiba puppy cam that I was riveted to. It was a shock to me but all of a sudden they just drop giant wads of fur everywhere . . . super crazy. I have no idea what a pomsky is. You should probably just get a couple of kittens . . . I'm here to tell you, there is NO joy like a kitten. Unless it's 2 kittens. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:30 PM (14URa)

69 I can tell what species is on my property by my bichon's bark. Haven't been able to delineate my golden's snoring.

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (4u7kU)

70 Anyone ever year foxes mating? One night when my husband was away, there was a sound outside the bedroom window like someone being slashed to death by an ax murderer.

A neighbor told me that was foxes getting busy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (ptqGC)

71 Jane , if you get a couple of very young,6/8 week old kittens, Sandy can watch them, they will pose no threat and at that age they still sleep a lot.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (qTVYI)

72 So he ran around playing keep away in the snow.
The next morning it was like a snow crop circle.

Posted by: Votermom's phone at January 20, 2018 03:28 PM (JIKtt)


He could not contain his zooms.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:32 PM (wB8Tg)

73 Trump ? He be banging on Niki Haley ? That's what some are saying

Posted by: Yeah at January 20, 2018 03:32 PM (AQl8O)

74 So, a cat then? Cannibal Bob just mentioned his Maine Coons; maybe one of those breed would work for you.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 03:26 PM (NL6wI)

After Ernest and Julio went to kitty cat heaven, I didn't want more animals. Ugh. Loss and all that so (of course) Heidi started looking right away. resistance was futile so is aid a wanted big cats, like a lion around the house. Maine Coons. Boy they are getting big. Patch stalks the house like a wild feline and drags stuff he garbs like a lion with prey. Its awesome.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 03:33 PM (4CCz5)

75 71
Jane , if you get a couple of very young,6/8 week old kittens, Sandy can
watch them, they will pose no threat and at that age they still sleep a
lot.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (qTVYI)
Plus, your current cat may be like my late, lamented Henry, when I brought baby Cecil home. He kept pinning the kitten down and licking his butt. I mentioned it to my sister. She said, well, that's the tasty part! Kittens are the best.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:33 PM (14URa)

76 Trump ? He be banging on Niki Haley ? That's what some are saying

Posted by: Yeah at January 20, 2018 03:32 PM (AQl8O)
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Directions are at the top of the thread. No politics. Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:34 PM (lwiT4)

77 A pomsky is a husky/Pomeranian cross. That is now a recognized breed. It is adorable.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:34 PM (nBr1j)

78 I'm here to tell you, there is NO joy like a kitten. Unless it's 2 kittens. :-)


Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:30 PM (14URa)


This! When Sandy passes on, we're going to try to find a bonded pair, maybe siblings.

Watching kittens play is better than television. And even when they get old, they still stalk each other and play fight. (Or in Sandy's case, go all alpha female and beat her sister into submission. Just because.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:34 PM (ptqGC)

79 My car may have been there overnite but I was dropping off a breakfast casserole. That's my story & I'm sticking to it like chreese on a casserole dish.

Posted by: Lutherans Everywhere at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (bc2Lc)

80 Labradoodle is the dog I am going to get when I retire.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (3QAtO)

81 Hi, grammie!!!

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (14URa)

82 70 Anyone ever year foxes mating? One night when my husband was away, there was a sound outside the bedroom window like someone being slashed to death by an ax murderer.

A neighbor told me that was foxes getting busy.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (ptqGC)

Don't know nothing bout foxes hut I have personally heard a few coyotes during copulation

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (4u7kU)

83 Shiba inu is a "primitive " breed which means they can be harder to train (more headstrong)

Posted by: Votermom's phone at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (JIKtt)

84 Chicks...amirite?

I named my female cat after Coco Chanel because she's a fashionista-- loves to be brushed and combed and otherwise prettified. She has a turquoise collar with a bell-- the color sets off her dilute tortie coloring-- and she shakes her head every so often to make the bell ring just so any humans in the vicinity will notice her. And she likes to give herself manicures-- sharpens her claws on the cardboard cat scratcher and the cat tree much more often than my dude cat does.

On the other hand, maybe it's not so much chickness as French chic-ness.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (3C9q2)

85 Northernlurker - Have you had dogs in the past, or known friends with dogs? What breed in particular have you had good encounters with? Shiba Inus are very nice dogs - not common, so I don't know how much they cost.


It's a good idea to decide how much physical activity you want to expend with a dog, and get one that matches your level of oomph.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (lwiT4)

86 Our dearly departed short-legged Jack Russell Terrorist - a digging breed - loved to lure birds onto our deck and then take them on the fly. They never seemed to wise up that he could reach the deck railing that high up. He was a killer. Miss Jack.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (YFnq5)

87 "That's the best way to do it, Slap. Will email for the address. How's he holding up, have you spoken with him?"
-Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:09 PM (14URa)

I have spoken to him and he is strong with God. His Family was there when I called and strength is beyond what we mortals call "strength."

He knows where Faye has gone and he consoles rather than being consoled.

This dude is a Good Dude.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (Ckg4U)

88 Ben Had, I found Sandy when she was an injured, abused 4-week-old baby. At the time, we had two kittehs going on 18(!!). The sweet old male was enthralled by her and washed her and played with her. The poor old female DESPISED her and wouldn't have a thing to do with her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (ptqGC)

89 Last year when I was bottle feeding the two kittens the dogs would wash their faces and clean their bottoms. The licking stimulates proper bowel function.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:37 PM (qTVYI)

90 80 Labradoodle is the dog I am going to get when I retire.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (3QAtO)

__

Got 2 of them. Amazing dogs, friendly, loving and best of all....NOT SHEDDING!

Posted by: NY TIMES at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (90aXT)

91 I named my female cat after Coco Chanel because she's a fashionista
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I love the Coco perfume that Chanel puts out. So nice. Not a big fan of Chanel No. 5 though.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (lwiT4)

92 Posted by: Yeah at January 20, 2018 03:32 PM (AQl8O)
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Directions are at the top of the thread. No politics. Thanks.


Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:34 PM (lwiT4)



It's a troll.

Posted by: buzzion at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (cAnNx)

93 Stupid NYT sock

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (90aXT)

94 73 Trump ? He be banging on Niki Haley ? That's what some are saying
Posted by: Yeah at January 20, 2018 03:32 PM (AQl8O)

Trumpy seems to have a penchant for good skin which eliminates Niki, Tulsi, Linda Ronstadt and anyone else with the flip side of a nestles crunch bar

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:39 PM (4u7kU)

95 Got 2 of them. Amazing dogs, friendly, loving and best of all....NOT SHEDDING!

Posted by: NY TIMES at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (90aXT)
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I had an Irish Doodle. Same. Awesome without hair in your cereal bowl.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:39 PM (lwiT4)

96 You might like a spitz, Northernlurker. Just an idea.

Personally love love love my poodle, look at those too.

Posted by: Votermom's phone at January 20, 2018 03:39 PM (JIKtt)

97 I have spoken to him and he is strong with God. His
Family was there when I called and strength is beyond what we mortals
call "strength."



He knows where Faye has gone and he consoles rather than being consoled.



This dude is a Good Dude.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (Ckg4U)


This is so good to hear. Keeping him in my prayers. Thanks for the address. You're the best!



Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:39 PM (ptqGC)

98 It's a troll.

Posted by: buzzion at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (cAnNx)
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I know. I thought maybe I'd make him feel a sense of shame.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:40 PM (lwiT4)

99
I named my female cat after Coco Chanel because
she's a fashionista-- loves to be brushed and combed and otherwise
prettified. She has a turquoise collar with a bell-- the color sets off
her dilute tortie coloring-- and she shakes her head every so often to
make the bell ring just so any humans in the vicinity will notice her.
And she likes to give herself manicures-- sharpens her claws on the
cardboard cat scratcher and the cat tree much more often than my dude
cat does.



On the other hand, maybe it's not so much chickness as French chic-ness.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (3C9q2)
great story. Fluff loves to be brushed to! Patch. No.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 03:40 PM (4CCz5)

100 I love the Coco perfume that Chanel puts out. So nice. Not a big fan of Chanel No. 5 though.
Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (lwiT4)


Hi grammie-- the Pet Thread wouldn't be complete without a mention of the Cubbies!

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:40 PM (3C9q2)

101 Who trolls a pet thread???

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:40 PM (ptqGC)

102 Some people think that cats and dogs don't mind the cold because they have fur.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:26 PM (3C9q2)


My childhood dog hated to be 'dressed up'. She'd shake off anything that I attempted to put on her so I just let her have her way. However, she had no problem -- and gave no argument -- with me putting a doggie sweater on her when it was cold outside. She may have been my silly girl, but she wasn't stupid.

Posted by: RickZ at January 20, 2018 03:40 PM (b416i)

103 It's a troll.

Posted by: buzzion at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (cAnNx)
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I know. I thought maybe I'd make him feel a sense of shame.




It's palin steele, the dunce.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 03:41 PM (WbIyz)

104 Hi grammie-- the Pet Thread wouldn't be complete without a mention of the Cubbies!

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:40 PM (3C9q2)
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I know! So close I can taste it!

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (lwiT4)

105 He could not contain his zooms.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:32 PM (wB8Tg)

Zoom is his middle name

Posted by: Votermom's phone at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (JIKtt)

106 77 A pomsky is a husky/Pomeranian cross. That is now a recognized breed. It is adorable.

***********************************
Damn. That musta hurt. Alright alright I'm going I'm going

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (5HYYq)

107 Large raptors, coyotes, foxes, and bobcats are now common where we live. Would never have an outdoor kitteh, and would definitely keep an eye on a small dog.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:23 PM (ptqGC)

There have been reports of gators stalking German Shepherds in parts of Florida.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (brIR5)

108 I gave son's rescue pup a teddy bear sweater for Christmas. She is so cute in it, and it's warm.

He told us she HATED the snow. Ran out, did her business, and ran back in the apartment.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (ptqGC)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (2K6fY)

110 70 Anyone ever year foxes mating? One night when my husband was away, there was a sound outside the bedroom window like someone being slashed to death by an ax murderer.
A neighbor told me that was foxes getting busy.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (ptqGC)
Don't know nothing bout foxes hut I have personally heard a few coyotes during copulation
Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (4u7kU)

Turtles.....sounded like two file cabinets getting banged together. Clank, clang, clank, clang, scrape, scrape, clank, bang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 03:43 PM (EoRCO)

111 I had an Irish Doodle. Same. Awesome without hair in your cereal bowl. - grammie winger
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Did it get any brains? JK I figure my family would go into protein withdrawal without dog/cat hair in everything.

We have now positively identified my old mutt as a 'Boredor' -- lab/border collie mix. Son actually paid real money for one (mine was a pound puppy).

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 03:43 PM (MIKMs)

112 >>>They are beautiful dogs but are they normally this crazy aggressive?

Akitas can be territorial and very protective and dominant. Toughest thing when traveling with a dog is teaching him where his sphere of protection ends.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Very Stainy Geeblus at January 20, 2018 03:44 PM (CQGYN)

113 grammie, I'm still laughing from your comment about the combined IQ of the Greyhound and Wolhounds.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:44 PM (qTVYI)

114 My sister's dog lost a fight to a pair of foxes in suburban NJ just before Christmas.

Same neighborhood has a feud boiling over between the gardeners and the folks feeding the deer in their back yards.

Posted by: Big V at January 20, 2018 03:44 PM (MVE/7)

115 The sweet old male was enthralled by her and washed
her and played with her. The poor old female DESPISED her and wouldn't
have a thing to do with her.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:36 PM (ptqGC)
Cats are weird - at least mine are. I try to let them sort it out on their own unless there is fur flying, then I step in and become mean mommy. The one I thought would not survive the cross country trip back in Oct? He's the aggressor. But the pudgy princess has, at the age of 9, started playing, which she has NEVER done before! I attribute that to the weight loss we all suffered due to the big move. So fun to see!

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:45 PM (14URa)

116 Personally love love love my poodle, look at those too.
Posted by: Votermom's phone at January 20, 2018 03:39 PM (JIKtt)

While I don't personally own a poodle, I can say they are fabulous dogs. Probably the easiest to train. I will tell you, while bichon have great personalities, unless you have the POJ, they are not a good choice. But I wouldn't take for mine

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:45 PM (4u7kU)

117 There have been reports of gators stalking German Shepherds in parts of Florida.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (brIR5)


We have gators in our community. The big ones are trapped and hauled away, although gators have a talent for swimming even across salt water to get where they want to go.

We have strict leash laws and signs on the lagoons and ponds warning of the possibilities of gators, but it seems every year someone lets their little dog roam the banks off-leash and "wham!" gator dinner. I don't understand stupid pet owners.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:45 PM (ptqGC)

118 I love the Coco perfume that Chanel puts out. So nice. Not a big fan of Chanel No. 5 though.
Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:38 PM (lwiT4)


Finally. I do not like the No. 5 either. I don't understand the universal adoration of it. I did wear CoCo Chanel for a year or two back in the day.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 03:45 PM (lyqKm)

119 A Pomsky just can't be right

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 03:46 PM (aC6Sd)

120 106 77 A pomsky is a husky/Pomeranian cross. That is now a recognized breed. It is adorable.

***********************************
Damn. That musta hurt. Alright alright I'm going I'm going

McGyver, out
Posted by: McGyver at January 20, 2018 03:42 PM (5HYYq)


Heh. I'm reminded of a scene in the movie Loaded Weapon 1 where there's a dog found at a crime scene:

"What are we looking at here?"
"A mixed breed. Rottweiler and chihuahua. I guess they used some kind of lubricant."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 03:46 PM (NL6wI)

121 I was on the foster home list for dogs at our local Humane Society. So they call me one day to see if I'd take this dog for a week while they did processing or whatever.


First dog I ever took from them. I walked into the house and Little Winger says, "You got a new dog?" I said, No I'm only fostering him.


So he says, "You got a new dog." I said, "Well, maybe. I'll have to see if he can follow the rules."


Little Winger says to the dog, "You've hit the jackpot, buddy. There are no rules."


Kept the dog. Took myself off the foster home list.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:46 PM (lwiT4)

122 grammie, I'm still laughing from your comment about the combined IQ of the Greyhound and Wolfhounds.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:44 PM (qTVYI)
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Sad, but true.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:47 PM (lwiT4)

123 There have been reports of gators stalking German Shepherds in parts of Florida.

Florida also has pythons that like to feed on small pets. Don't know whether a python could take on a large dog, though.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:47 PM (3C9q2)

124
Kept the dog. Took myself off the foster home list.


Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:46 PM (lwiT4)


Lol. Which is why I could never foster a cat or dog. I fall in love with animals too easily.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:48 PM (ptqGC)

125 Don't know whether a python could take on a large dog, though.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:47 PM (3C9q2)


Python eat bigger prey than a German shepherd, so yes they could.

Posted by: RickZ at January 20, 2018 03:49 PM (b416i)

126 Did it get any brains?
===============


Yeah, he was pretty smart. That must have come from the Poodle side of him, because it sure wouldn't come from the Irish Setter side. Pretty, but nothing upstairs.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:50 PM (lwiT4)

127 Kept the dog. Took myself off the foster home list.


=====

Laughing because even my idiot kids knew not to allow an animal over the threshhold. It becomes yours for good or ill.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 03:50 PM (MIKMs)

128 Anyone ever year foxes mating? One night when my husband was away, there was a sound outside the bedroom window like someone being slashed to death by an ax murderer.

A neighbor told me that was foxes getting busy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (ptqGC)


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When furries have sex with each other, they call it "yiff". Supposedly that's what it sounds like when foxes mate with each other.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 03:50 PM (/qEW2)

129 Don't know nothing bout foxes hut I have personally heard a few coyotes during copulation
Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (4u7kU)

Turtles.....sounded like two file cabinets getting banged together. Clank, clang, clank, clang, scrape, scrape, clank, bang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 03:43 PM (EoRCO)

Losing the comedic touch is the first sign of Alzheimers . Making an appt for the Doc first thing Mon

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:51 PM (4u7kU)

130 110
70 Anyone ever year foxes mating? One night when my husband was away,
there was a sound outside the bedroom window like someone being slashed
to death by an ax murderer.

A neighbor told me that was foxes getting busy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (ptqGC)

Don't know nothing bout foxes hut I have personally heard a few coyotes during copulation

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:35 PM (4u7kU)



Turtles.....sounded like two file cabinets getting banged together. Clank, clang, clank, clang, scrape, scrape, clank, bang.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 03:43 PM (EoRCO)

Well comment 70 and we're on to animals sex. Huh. I'm surprised.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 03:51 PM (4CCz5)

131 Kitties always cause mischief!

I think the squirrels were doing their mating dance on my roof, right above my head. For hours, starting at around 3 in the morning. It wasn't the usual running about and munching on walnuts sound, it was more like a troupe of dancers and squeaking noises.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2018 03:51 PM (6wO8T)

132 The Biloxi Bayview Avenue bum is now a pro; he's got his city-issued ($25/yr) panhandler permit and works the 110 exit ramp every nice day. He's pretty industrious for a bum.

The Gulfport Walmart bums don't need a license, so they are moar plentiful. One leaned up against my car yesterday to take a shit. You've seen the Occupy dude taking a patrol car shit pic? Same technique on display here. Charming.

Also was seen was this poor, clearly disabled overweight woman, barely able to walk and looking like she needs both hip joints replaced. She painfully makes her way to an adjacent car to make her pitch, when she spots a cop cruisin' the lot.

She suddenly takes off in the opposite direction, walking briskly and pain free -- Clearly a miracle in action. Maybe the Pope can give the cop a sainthood, once Frankie Goes To Vatican wraps up his abortion activist list of candidates.


Posted by: GnuBreed at January 20, 2018 03:51 PM (0ogQG)

133 Walked out of the house with a cat toy among my pocket litter = PetMoron.

Posted by: DaveA at January 20, 2018 03:53 PM (FhXTo)

134 I fostered 13 Aussie puppies one time. It was so much fun . All the puppies found great homes and I adopted an Aussie/ Rott older dog. Bless her heart, she was a couch potato. Her feet actually got sore from walking around the farm.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 03:53 PM (qTVYI)

135
Who trolls a pet thread???


/raises paw

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 20, 2018 03:53 PM (tAiTN)

136 I love tabby cats. That kitten at the top of the thread reminds me of our late Spanky. So cute. She would sit on her back legs and hold up her "arms" to be held from the time she was a baby. Continued to do that her whole life. Dearly loved being held on a shoulder. I miss that sweet girl.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:53 PM (ptqGC)

137 As I understand it, isn't there a custom here at the HQ not to go OT 'til after the 100th comment? I need some Kindle help, if it please the Horde.

I bought my daughter a Kindle, and tried to get it set up for her. The problem is that all the Kindle books I have on my devices are also on her Kindle. And some of them are, well, rather unsuitable for children. I can't figure out how to remove them from her device while leaving them on my devices. Any ideas what to do, other than develop some different reading habits?

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 20, 2018 03:54 PM (4IjGx)

138 123 There have been reports of gators stalking German Shepherds in parts of Florida.

Florida also has pythons that like to feed on small pets. Don't know whether a python could take on a large dog, though.
Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 03:47 PM (3C9q2)

I had an large owl try to take one of my bichons while they were out back. They each came back with a part. Last thing the owl ever did

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:54 PM (4u7kU)

139 3-4 times a month I hear the coyotes celebrate a kill in the middle of the night, doggie cowers and gets as close to me as she can while I hope that it wasn't a neighbors pet.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 20, 2018 03:55 PM (6Ll1u)

140 When furries have sex with each other, they call it "yiff". Supposedly that's what it sounds like when foxes mate with each other.

Should we be disturbed that you know for sure what lunatics in fur costumes call sex and only know by hearsay what foxes sound like, or is that just a sign of the times?

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 20, 2018 03:55 PM (bZ7mE)

141 https://goo.gl/images/44rD9j

Check that link.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:55 PM (nBr1j)

142 My fav story is still the one where a cat got jealous of his brother bringing their owner birds. So he went out and brought her back a leaf. The picture of her presenting it was so sweet. I don't know if it was linked here or not.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 03:55 PM (lyqKm)

143 70 Anyone ever year foxes mating? One night when my husband was away, there was a sound outside the bedroom window like someone being slashed to death by an ax murderer.

A neighbor told me that was foxes getting busy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:31 PM (ptqGC)

++++

What kind of lame-o axe murderer slashes his victims to death? If he had any kind of competency at all, he'd be chopping them. Right tool for the right job.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 20, 2018 03:55 PM (FUu/Z)

144 The only animal I have to worry about with my pets is bunny rabbits too stupid to come into my fenced in area and my dogs trying to catch it before it finds an exit. I pity a coyote that thinks my puppy is small enough to take. Sweet little puppy but she does body checks to bigger dogs and can be downright vicious if provoked into it.

Posted by: buzzion at January 20, 2018 03:56 PM (cAnNx)

145 I blame the cat in my lap

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 03:56 PM (2K6fY)

146 https://goo.gl/images/44rD9j



Check that link.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at January 20, 2018 03:55 PM (nBr1j)


Too cute! Although the eyes look like doll's eyes.....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:56 PM (ptqGC)

147 3 minutes of interactions between dogs and cats. Some of it made me laugh anyway:

(video)

https://tinyurl.com/yboe9zk7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 20, 2018 03:56 PM (8+Ozj)

148 Funny story grammie how pets actually adopt their "owners".

My cat was five weeks old (or about) when she walked into my apartment after mewing in front of my door in the wee early hours of morning one day. She apparently climbed a flight of steps to chase crickets. Was going to take care of her for a bit but for a feral cat, she knew what the litter box was for. That sealed the deal and two years later is a chilled out lap cat.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 20, 2018 03:56 PM (pzA2L)

149 I can't figure out how to remove them from her
device while leaving them on my devices. Any ideas what to do, other
than develop some different reading habits?

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 20, 2018 03:54 PM (4IjGx)
=======================

If your accounts are connected, I think any books on one will be on the other. You can put them up in the Cloud, but that doesn't really help because you just tap it and it downloads. Do not quote me on this - I am bad at tech stuff.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 03:56 PM (lwiT4)

150 Well comment 70 and we're on to animals sex. Huh. I'm surprised.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 03:51 PM (4CCz5)

It's not that I'm slippin, just got home. Otherwise 23

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 03:57 PM (4u7kU)

151 Lol. Which is why I could never foster a cat or dog. I fall in love with animals too easily.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:48 PM (ptqGC)
I'm in the position where, several years ago, I decided I could not have any more kittens because I couldn't be sure of outliving them (which is essential). So I thought, if these kittehs leave me, maybe I will foster or adopt an older animal. Just can't handle the thought of spoiling a critter the way I do and then having it left in lesser hands.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:57 PM (14URa)

152 Her bother. Not his.

*sigh*

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 03:57 PM (lyqKm)

153 My neighborhood has become a hangout for coyotes. Some of the neighbors think the coyotes should be left in peace (mans fault for ruining their habitat) and the rest think we should take them out. Since we have a small blind dog, I agree with the latter camp. Coyotes are mean buggers. They could jump my 6 foot fence.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 03:58 PM (prxs+)

154 Dammit.

*brother, not bother.

I cannot type right today.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 03:58 PM (lyqKm)

155 Any ideas what to do, other than develop some different reading habits?

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 20, 2018 03:54 PM (4IjGx)


Search online for "kindle account for child."

http://amzn.to/29ZveoW

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 03:59 PM (wB8Tg)

156 I heard what I think was two bobcats doing the feline tango in my back yard. Scared hell out of me. Thought it was a velociraptor convention.

Posted by: Delayna at January 20, 2018 04:00 PM (KNFU5)

157 Northernlurker - Just so you are aware, any Husky or Husky mix will run run run run on you. That's what they do. They are a sled dog. They need to run long distances, and if they don't get the opportunity to do that, they often escape from home and run off on their own. I've known entire sled teams that have escaped and run off on their owners. So, just be aware that you're looking at a lot of exercise.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:00 PM (lwiT4)

158 Which is why I could never foster a cat or dog. I fall in love with animals too easily.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:48 PM (ptqGC)


I can't even go into a Petsmart for fear I'll walk out with an armload of kittens.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 04:00 PM (wB8Tg)

159 I explained to WeaselWoman to make sure I'm around with a sidearm when she take WeaselDog for a walk at the farm. I have never been hunting in my life, and really have no desire to start, but anything that gets after my little dog is going to have a bad day.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 04:01 PM (Sfs6o)

160 60
Fetch with ordinary dog:
1) Throw ball
2) Dog chases ball
3) Dog returns with ball
4) Dog awaits next throw.

Fetch with sighthounds:
1) Throw ball
2) Dog chases ball
3) Dog tears ball to pieces
4) Dog awaits next ball.

Fetch with my long-gone Malamute:
1) Throw ball
2) Dog chases ball
3) Dog stands and waits for you to come to the ball to throw it again.

Posted by: Chupa Me at January 20, 2018 04:01 PM (irEaO)

161 I saw a dead coyote on the side of I-10 at Uvalde in Houston yesterday. This is practically downtown. They are everywhere.
Related: I was at I-10 and Mason Road a week or so ago and there was a possum thinking about crossing four lanes of +80 mph traffic. "I think I can make it..."

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at January 20, 2018 04:02 PM (qvDmC)

162 the sound of the elk rut can be quite soothing

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 04:02 PM (4u7kU)

163 My neighborhood has become a hangout for coyotes. Some of the neighbors think the coyotes should be left in peace (mans fault for ruining their habitat) and the rest think we should take them out. Since we have a small blind dog, I agree with the latter camp. Coyotes are mean buggers. They could jump my 6 foot fence.

You might point out that the Eastern Coyote is a hybrid coyote/wolf/dog and as such is the result of human introduction of dogs, not just a wild species trying to adapt to us.

You aren't going to take them out anyway. You might be able to reduce their numbers, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 20, 2018 04:02 PM (bZ7mE)

164 Posted by: Delayna at January 20, 2018 04:00 PM (KNFU5)

Several times outside the window at night I've heard either foxes mating or something being killed. Just awful sounds. FenSpouse can sleep through any kind of noise. Not me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 20, 2018 04:03 PM (8+Ozj)

165 3) Dog stands and waits for you to come to the ball to throw it again.
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LOL - I can just see a Malamute doing that too.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:03 PM (lwiT4)

166 So I thought, if these kittehs leave me, maybe I
will foster or adopt an older animal. Just can't handle the thought of
spoiling a critter the way I do and then having it left in lesser hands. Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 03:57 PM (14URa)
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Leave instructions if something happens to you that a Moron(ette) will take over your crew. Although an older cat or dog can be a great joy and comfort if (heaven forbid) something happens to yours.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 04:04 PM (MIKMs)

167
They are a sled dog. They need to run long distances, and if they don't get the opportunity to do that, they often escape from home and run off on their own. I've known entire sled teams that have escaped and run off on their owners

All dogs bred to do something are nuts to want to do that thing, whether it be chase, pull, herd, retrieve or jump in

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 04:04 PM (ogsii)

168 I can't even go into a Petsmart for fear I'll walk out with an armload of kittens.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 20, 2018 04:00 PM (wB8Tg)


That's where we got the late, great Spanky cat. She and her siblings had been fostered by a big, noisy family with a couple of dogs. Most chill kitten ever. However, when D'oh Boy rescued his dog (who loves cats), she loved nothing better than herding Harley and keeping her cornered. Poor Harley used to walk in our door, whimpering and looking sideways for Spanky to appear and go all boss on her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:04 PM (ptqGC)

169
... THE WATER, devil take it!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 04:05 PM (ogsii)

170 Coyotes are mean buggers. They could jump my 6 foot fence.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 03:58 PM (prxs+)
Coyotes are survivors. They're like the cockroaches of the mammal world. They are literally everywhere. I was shocked to find them in Indiana. Thought it was a CA thing. Where they were down in the concrete jungle areas the last several years due to the drought.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:05 PM (14URa)

171 161 I saw a dead coyote on the side of I-10 at Uvalde in Houston yesterday. This is practically downtown. They are everywhere.

In the 70's,I would travel quite a bit in Idaho. Driving through the area of Arco, there area so many dead jackrabbits you can't count them

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 04:05 PM (4u7kU)

172 Coyotes are mean buggers.

They can also spread rabies. According to the CDC, coyotes can develop a variant of the raccoon form of the rabies virus and then infect dogs and other coyotes. There have been cases of rabid coyotes attacking people in Massachusetts, Ohio, and North Carolina in the past few years.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 20, 2018 04:05 PM (3C9q2)

173 >>>Any ideas what to do, other than develop some different reading habits?

Log into Amazon, go to your account, and go to manage devices.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Very Stainy Geeblus at January 20, 2018 04:05 PM (CQGYN)

174 ... THE WATER, devil take it!!

I don't want the Devil to take the water. We need water - we can't make beer without it!

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 20, 2018 04:06 PM (bZ7mE)

175 >>>>>Which is why I could never foster a cat or dog. I fall in love with animals too easily.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 03:48 PM (ptqGC)



I can't even go into a Petsmart for fear I'll walk out with an armload of kittens.
.
.
.Puppies are dangerous and we avoid them at all costs.

We walked into a Pet Smart Adoption event one day and I saw puppies inside that tent and knew without a doubt exactly what was going to happen. It was like a flash of bright light and I could see the future.

Maggy will be three this July Fourth.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2018 04:06 PM (+Dllb)

176 Become a coyote's worst nightmare.

https://www.airgundepot.com/airforce-condor.html

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 04:07 PM (WbIyz)

177 @149, Thanks, Grammie. I was afraid of that.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 20, 2018 04:07 PM (4IjGx)

178 Downtown Atlanta has had coyotes for a while. People see them in the wee hours of the morning around dumpsters.

When we lived in IL, we saw a couple of dead coyotes near O'Hare when we were traveling.

They're very adaptable. Can live anywhere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:07 PM (ptqGC)

179 Maggy will be three this July Fourth.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 20, 2018 04:06 PM (+Dllb)
Heh, good man!

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:08 PM (14URa)

180 Posted by: Chupa Me at January 20, 2018 04:01 PM (irEaO)

My dog:

1) Throw ball
2) Dog stares at me, thinking, 'You threw it, you go get it'
3) Rolls around on her back on the grass.

Mentioned above one person stated their dog hated the snow. Mine was the opposite. She hated water, baths, that type of thing, but she loved porpoising through snowdrifts.

I always find it fascinating to discover the personality/peculiarities of individual cats or dogs.

Posted by: RickZ at January 20, 2018 04:08 PM (b416i)

181
"The coyote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck and friendless. The meanest creatures despise him and even the flea would desert him for a velocipede." - Mark Twain

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 04:08 PM (ogsii)

182 Coyotes are mean buggers. They could jump my 6 foot fence.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 03:58 PM (prxs+)

I believe they can climb trees too so cats tend to disappear when a pack of Coyotes move in.

Cunning, nasty buggers.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 20, 2018 04:09 PM (EoRCO)

183 I have foster kittens and mailed photos of the a few weeks ago. They didn't show up in any following pet threads. Do foster kittens not count?

Posted by: Guns Gardens and Yarn at January 20, 2018 04:10 PM (znV6x)

184 "A mixed breed. Rottweiler and chihuahua. I guess they used some kind of lubricant."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 03:46 PM (NL6wI)


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They are able to do dog IVF now. Wouldn't surprise me if they had such breeds.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 04:10 PM (/qEW2)

185 Coyotes, yeah. I live in an old neighborhood about 5 minutes from downtown Spokane, and coyotes regularly appear right outside my door. My dog, a mostly-border collie mix, chases them off, then trots home feeling very proud, and the coyote follows him about half a block behind, just as casual as can be.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 20, 2018 04:11 PM (4IjGx)

186 They didn't show up in any following pet threads. Do foster kittens not count?

Posted by: Guns Gardens and Yarn at January 20, 2018 04:10 PM (znV6x)
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I'm sure they do. It usually takes several weeks for your pet to make it to the Big Time - I think they have quite a backlog of photos.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:11 PM (lwiT4)

187 I'll take the coyotes any day over the feral pigs.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 04:11 PM (qTVYI)

188
Our Borzoi stand stock still while being bathed with the look of martyred dignity characteristic of the breed.

Touch their toenails to trim them, however, and they go into overt or passive-aggressive hysterics.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 04:11 PM (ogsii)

189 I didn't used to know how big coyotes are, they are easily as tall as my Border collie, but rangy.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 20, 2018 04:12 PM (4IjGx)

190 The coyotes people are seeing in cities and woodland areas aren't really coyotes, but a new hybrid species of canid. Those are very adaptable.

I think they are very cool, but a bit scary. Around here the mixture is mostly coyote and domestic dog. Up north they have a bit of wolf mixed in, and are a bit more dangerous I expect. One pack pulled down and killed a young woman while she was jogging up in Canada a couple years ago.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 20, 2018 04:12 PM (bZ7mE)

191 They are able to do dog IVF now. Wouldn't surprise me if they had such breeds.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 20, 2018 04:10 PM (/qEW2)
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I would think the larger of the two breeds would have to be the mother. Otherwise you're looking at some pretty expensive C-sections.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:13 PM (lwiT4)

192 The guy son's dog was rescued from told D'oh Boy's friend (who initially took her in and couldn't keep her) if he couldn't find someone to take her, he'd "just" shoot her.

She is the most sensitive, sweet pup ever. Worships our son. She also gets her feelings easily hurt if she's scolded. It breaks her heart.

The vet says from the best she can tell, she's a pit/boxer/something terrier mix. She's medium size and brindle. When we've kept her overnight when son has had to be gone, she cries at the door for a while, and then settles in. When he comes back to get her, she's the most overjoyed thing ever. Warms the heart. She loves everyone, even total strangers. I was walking her one day, and there were two golf carts stopped side by side with the occupants talking. She suddenly jumped into a cart and into a woman's lap, giving her kisses! So embarrassing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:13 PM (ptqGC)

193 I'd love to get a dog but my genetics is a clusterfuck, making a match impossible. I appear to be allergic only to the dander of random dogs, and it takes a few weeks for the dander to build up before I can know for sure. I've taken in a couple of dogs, one german shepherd mix I never appeared to react to, and a husky/cattle dog mix I reacted to partly because she shed more than the shepherd mix did. I wasn't allowed to keep the shepherd mix of course.

I think I'll just get an Aibo.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at January 20, 2018 04:14 PM (+dsLj)

194 OT o.k.? Someone counts how many times the Channel 4 interviewer said to Jordan Peterson, "So, what you're saying is." Such a great video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgKE6Voe__k

Posted by: m at January 20, 2018 04:14 PM (W3P1i)

195 the look of martyred dignity characteristic of the breed.
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Similar to the look of sheer terror and bewilderment while bathing a greyhound. The 4-point stance, without breathing or blinking.

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:14 PM (lwiT4)

196 Coyotes are survivors. They're like the cockroaches of the mammal world. They are literally everywhere. I was shocked to find them in Indiana. Thought it was a CA thing. Where they were down in the concrete jungle areas the last several years due to the drought.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:05 PM (14URa)

The cold weather we had last week here in Indiana really brought them out. Sheesh, a dog was even attacked while it was on a leash. Owner scared the coyote off and the dog survived. Never thought I would have to carry just to take my dog friends out for walkies!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 04:15 PM (prxs+)

197 Tucker the Aussie plays frisbee as follows:
Mr. Dave flings frisbee.
Tucker catches it and runs back, displaying speed.
Mr. Dave says bring it here.
Tucker runs around yard, blinded by frisbee and jumping.
Mr. Dave says bring it here.
Tucker taunts Happy Fun Dave a second time.
Mr. Dave grins at the goofy shithead.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at January 20, 2018 04:15 PM (qvDmC)

198
Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags

The late, great Dutch (the Beeg Boy) would faint in the tub.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 04:17 PM (ogsii)

199 Tucker taunts Happy Fun Dave a second time.

Mr. Dave grins at the goofy shithead.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at January 20, 2018 04:15 PM (qvDmC)
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And a good time was had by all

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

200 The late, great Dutch (the Beeg Boy) would faint in the tub.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 04:17 PM (ogsii)
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Oh dear. Oh my, I can't stop laughing - So sorry LOL

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

201 Well, Rev is home and is taking me somewhere nice. I gotta go find something other than these sweatpants. Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Posted by: grammie winger, pitchers and catchers are packing their bags, at January 20, 2018 04:19 PM (lwiT4)

202 Saw something at a friend's family's mountain house a couple of years ago.

Dog bathing station in the garage. Tub with sprayer, soap dispenser, and dryer on nearby wall.

Makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:19 PM (ptqGC)

203 Have fun, grammie!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:19 PM (ptqGC)

204 My wife has a toy poodle that adores her. Problem is whenever wife gets up to do something, the little lap dog immediately comes over to sit in my lap. I am second best, but that dog has to snuggle into any lap and often starts licking her crotch before she finally settles down. Cramps my style. Her name is Be Be,supposed to be short for Bridget Bardot. I call her Boo Boo after Yogi Bear's little pal.

Posted by: Glenn John at January 20, 2018 04:19 PM (5ygRx)

205
Nothing like trying to revive a hundred pounds of completely inert, wet dog.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 04:20 PM (ogsii)

206 Well, I think I'll go take a brisk walk. First semi-warm weather in a while, and I have a nice roast in the oven. Husband's flight gets in about 5:30.

Have fun, all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 20, 2018 04:20 PM (ptqGC)

207 My bichons prebark sounds just like the Predator. DRRRRR

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 04:22 PM (4u7kU)

208 Busy bee!

Posted by: Best in Show at January 20, 2018 04:23 PM (bc2Lc)

209 204 My wife has a toy poodle that adores her. Problem is whenever wife gets up to do something, the little lap dog immediately comes over to sit in my lap. I am second best, but that dog has to snuggle into any lap and often starts licking her crotch before she finally settles down. Cramps my style. Her name is Be Be,supposed to be short for Bridget Bardot. I call her Boo Boo after Yogi Bear's little pal.
Posted by: Glenn John at January 20, 2018 04:19 PM (5ygRx)

Go on

Posted by: coffee, stove, dogs, coffee at January 20, 2018 04:24 PM (4u7kU)

210 I love the howl of a coyote but they are pretty much a pest. Really smart, fearless dogs that are perfectly fine with civilization. They'll work your trash open and spread it all over to find the best bits, eat your pets, eat your small livestock. They carry lots of nasty parasites and critters too like ticks

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 20, 2018 04:27 PM (6wO8T)

211
The cold weather we had last week here in
Indiana really brought them out. Sheesh, a dog was even attacked while
it was on a leash. Owner scared the coyote off and the dog survived.
Never thought I would have to carry just to take my dog friends out for
walkies!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 04:15 PM (prxs+)
Oh, hi, neighbor! I'm new to Indy and thrilled to meet another Hoosier. :-) I am very chagrined, however, about how many people manage to let their critters escape into the frozen tundra. The snow was helpful - apparently the rabbit I see occasionally has a little hide-out in my drainage pipe. Seems too small, but I do hope it helps.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:31 PM (14URa)

212 How the heck do pets know it is a weekend? Usually grandkids come early am, and the dog and cat wait by the door. On weekends, they don't even wake up when I get up.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 04:31 PM (MIKMs)

213 I love the howl of a coyote but they are pretty much a pest

The ones hear sound tiny and whiny. Like annoying Yorkies gone bad. Are they a nocturnal animal? Only seem to hear them after midnight.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 04:34 PM (cW490)

214 No coyote mating, but a trip to Rocky Mountain national park didn't get to see much but heard Elk mating across the valley

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 04:37 PM (aC6Sd)

215 Never thought I would have to carry just to take my dog friends out for walkies!
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 20, 2018 04:15 PM (prxs+)

I never thought so either until Governor Perry shot a coyote that attacked his daughter's lab pup while Perry and the puppy were out jogging. Yikes.
The Perry family had a whole mess of labs and dachshunds back then.

Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 04:38 PM (6HFDU)

216 The snow was helpful - apparently the rabbit I see occasionally has a little hide-out in my drainage pipe. Seems too small, but I do hope it helps.
Posted by: Peaches

"...Pellets with seeds are ideal for wild rabbits..."

www.wikihow.com/Feed-a-Wild-Rabbit

Posted by: pogomip at January 20, 2018 04:39 PM (IQI2h)

217 214 No coyote mating, but a trip to Rocky Mountain national park didn't get to see much but heard Elk mating across the valley
Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 04:37 PM (aC6Sd)

That's a weird but cool sound. One time Mom and I out in West Texas studied an old bull who was guarding two cows from the young dudes. He was panting cuz his work was never done.

Posted by: stace at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (6HFDU)

218 At best I have with rabbits a live and let live policy the same as with the squirrels, do no damage and I will let you be.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (aC6Sd)

219 218
At best I have with rabbits a live and let live policy the same as with the squirrels, do no damage and I will let you be.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 04:45 PM (aC6Sd)
As long as they don't take up residence in my attic, I'm fine with them, although I greatly prefer rabbits to squirrels (says the city girl). Fortunately, what I thought was a squirrel infestation I now think is just shitty vinyl siding, installed by fucktards. I'm keeping track of noise vis a vis temps. That said, I'm kinda over this winter shit.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 04:51 PM (14URa)

220 The big excitement this week at my house was my 8 year old male cat Dexter, he actually got a mouse. Unfortunately, it was 4:30 am when he got it. He brought it promptly to Ms. navybrat, asleep at my side and dropped it right on her boobez.

Such a havoc followed as you would not believe. I am still splitting my sides remembering it.

Then the mouse got away.

Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (7NKxb)

221 Not pet related but just observing nature. I am having large numbers of Meadowlarks and Red Wing Blackbirds this winter. Haven't had either around here for at least 10 years.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 20, 2018 04:56 PM (qTVYI)

222 That said, I'm kinda over this winter shit.
Posted by: Peaches

Ha.

February is the longest month of Winter.

Posted by: pogomip at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (IQI2h)

223 I should get a critter at some point, once I'm in a fully stable situation. Until then I look for the ginger kitty that wanders around this part of the complex. I admit I was a little concerned for the furface what with the snow and freeze and all, but I saw him darting out of the area where my front door is earlier this afternoon.

...oh man, I'm pathetic.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (lLeln)

224 February is the longest month of Winter.

Posted by: pogomip at January 20, 2018 05:15 PM (IQI2h)
I hated February in CA. I don't expect that to change.

Posted by: Peaches at January 20, 2018 05:21 PM (14URa)

225 It's been very cold where I live lately. The heat is cranked to keep the cats cozy (most are shorthairs) so I'm sleeping with an overhead fan on trying not to melt. Three of them have picked out their favorite heat vents and will literally race to claim them when the furnace kicks on. To avoid being climbed on when I'm eating, I usually eat standing up at the kitchen counter. There's a heat vent just to the right of "my spot". Forget walking over the sink without watching very carefully. Two of the cats take turns laying in front of that vent imitating Marilyn Monroe by getting their fur to ripple in the breeze. Disturbing one of them requires much groveling for absolution. It's annoying, but they're so darned cute!

Posted by: Jill v2 at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (E9Gtg)

226 Is the "same pet channel same pet time" popular enough for the youngsters to get it? I grew up watching Batman on TV, and of course the phrase is used quite a bit so maybe so. Discussing the Government shutdown with a young intern and mentioned that a previous one was the cause of Monica Lewinsky getting to know Bill Clinton. He of course responded Monica who? He did point out being born 3 years after the events might give him an excuse.

Posted by: Fredlike at January 20, 2018 06:56 PM (AHd0y)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Pickle-O [KT]

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Phoenix Nasturtium

Happy winter Saturday, gardeners! Doing some garden planning? You probably knew that you could eat nasturtium flowers and young leaves. But did you know that you could pickle green nasturtium seed pods to make Poor Man's Capers (or California Capers)?

If you didn't check back on last week's thread on Sunday, Pat* had an interesting summary from Idaho, as usual. Hyacynths showing some green already! Anyway, she and her husband are looking for a pickling cucumber they can also use for salads. Have you got a favorite?

Cucumbers for Pickling

I have grown Cool Breeze in the past as an early cuke. It is a very bumpy gherkin type, early, bitter-free and all-female. Doesn't make it later in the heat here. Seems to have been dropped by many catalogs. Homemade Pickles and County Fair are others to try. More American in style. Preppers may want to try Wautoma, an open-pollinated, bitter-free variety with multiple disease resistance.

Cucumbers for pickling: They're not all alike:

Whenever I start talking about cucumber varieties, people give me that look that says, You are weirder than I ever imagined.

Why isn't cucumber breeding a more compelling subject? A gardener can introduce every tree and shrub in the yard in mock Latin, and nobody blinks. Ordinary people talk about rose breeders by name. But what vegetable gardener hasn't suffered with disease-ridden cucumbers, bitter cucumbers, cucumbers that blow up like balloons before they reach four inches long? What cuke grower hasn't felt frustrated by inaccurate catalog descriptions and a single photo standing in for several varieties? Why don't we dirt-scratching picklers compare notes more often?

As far as I can tell, the things that make a good pickling cucumber include tight seed cavities, firm flesh prone to producing crispy pickles and youth. Pick them young. There are other criteria for commercial varieties, I think.

Here's a good summary on how to grow pickling cucumbers. Covering with floating row cover until time for pollination (for varieties needing pollination) protects from insects. Cucumber beetles, which spread bacterial wilt, are mostly a problem in the East. A big problem. Some cucumbers with less of the bitter cucumber compounds are less attractive to the beetles, but more attractive to other insects. Can't win.

I have found that you can use slicing cucumbers for refrigerator pickles. Here's a brief summary on some types of cucumbers

Assorted-Cucumbers.jpg

Some good choices for picklers are recommended by a dedicated canner.

Just to confuse things, there's a cucumber relative called the
West Indian Gherkin
that was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.

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There's also a Mexican Sour Gherkin. Not closely related to cucumbers.

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AKA "Barbie Watermelon". Growing instructions here. A good plant for neglected gardens. Not so good for pickling.

Winter means sex for filberts

Kindltot has an eye for detail. He sends in the following sexy filbert photo:

Winter is here, and the one thing that happens in January is that the filberts put out their catkins, but most people don't realize these are just the male flowers, there are female flowers too: they are tiny little scarlet flowers on the fat buds.

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Grape Pruning

It's grape pruning time here in the San Joaquin Valley. If you need to know more about cane vs. spur pruning and such, we can do a segment sometime. A while ago, CaliGirl, who is closer to the coast, sent in the following, our Big Machine of the Week:

I saw this today in a big wine grower's ranch. Those arms on the machine spins. They cut the vines back so when they go through to prune there's not as much to hand prune.

My husband tells me some growers have tried to just use those machines for pruning but it makes the yields lower.

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Winter Cheer

Here's one of the lovely photos from Hawaii that Slowflight 17 (not JQ) sent to cheer us up during winter. Recognize the flower?

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Gardens of The Horde

It rained again here in the San Joaquin Valley. Yay!

Anything happening where you garden?

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Got any bulbs coming up?

Include your nic unless you want to be a lurker.

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1 Shall call corgis, bcz someone has too.

Posted by: professor chaos, gumdrop gorilla channel at January 20, 2018 12:44 PM (lyqKm)

2 Gimme an "N", gimme an "O", gimme a "T-H-I"!
Gimme an "L", gimme an "L", gimme an "A-R-Y"!
What's that spell?
No-o-o-o-t Hillary!
Whoo!

Nope, one full year and still not tired.

Posted by: Captain Comic at January 20, 2018 12:46 PM (c+hiY)

3 Mission accomplished.

Posted by: professor chaos, gumdrop gorilla channel at January 20, 2018 12:46 PM (lyqKm)

4 Be vewy, vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits....

Posted by: Elmer Fudd at January 20, 2018 12:47 PM (lyqKm)

5 professor chaos, gumdrop gorilla channel at January 20, 2018 12:46 PM

Thanks.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 12:49 PM (BVQ+1)

6 Any suggestions for fruits and veggies that can go a couple of weeks without tending? This would be for Zone 7 in Central Virginia. I'd like to be able to plant some stuff but will not be around daily to tend to it.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 12:51 PM (Sfs6o)

7 Thanks for the great content as usual KT.

The grape machines are really expensive and big.

The other machine I'll try to get a photo of is a grape harvester. They harvest the grapes at night, something to do with the sugar content.

I'm in Hawaii now on vacation. Everyone have a good weekend.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 20, 2018 12:52 PM (ifO+t)

8 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 12:52 PM (NWiLs)

9 Recognize the flower?

Yup. They're down here, too. Had one for a while until my brown thumb got the better of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 12:54 PM (tRaq7)

10 My aunt taught French in a public school years ago and went on a travel program where she stayed with a French family for a while one summer. She wanted to make them a traditional American hamburger dinner. It was a real challenge finding American-style dill pickles.

She finally had to substitute little French cornichons. Not the same.

Interesting how regional pickle recipes have stayed regional for so long. I'm also thinking of English mustard pickles now.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 12:54 PM (BVQ+1)

11 Bird of paradise?

Posted by: bluebell at January 20, 2018 12:55 PM (kNasr)

12 KT,

We of course are going on a farm tour on Monday. I will hopefully have some good photos for you.

The guy grows his own breed of white pineapple and he also grows lavender. That's all I know so far. My husband is excited.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 20, 2018 12:56 PM (ifO+t)

13 Weasel at January 20, 2018 12:51 PM

Mexican sour gherkins. Citrus-y, they say.

How about root crops?

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 12:57 PM (BVQ+1)

14 Bird of paradise?

*ding ding ding* We have a winner.

Tell her what she's won, Don...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 12:57 PM (tRaq7)

15 Yay! I hope I won a way to keep my cute little rosemary tree alive. She's not looking too good. It's supposed to be 60 today so I'm going to put her out in the sun for a bit.

Posted by: bluebell at January 20, 2018 12:58 PM (kNasr)

16 Bird of paradise.

I noticed some bulbs growing in my yard. I think they are hyacinth. Or tulips I'm not sure.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 20, 2018 12:58 PM (ifO+t)

17 CaliGirl at January 20, 2018 12:52 PM

We are jealous. I figured those grape pruners were pretty expensive.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 12:58 PM (BVQ+1)

18
How about root crops?
Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 12:57 PM (BVQ+1)
That's one of the things I'm considering. Also maybe some fruit trees.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 01:01 PM (Sfs6o)

19 Had a slight freeze here last week. Not much in the way of damage here at stately Casa Backwardio, thank goodness.

Looks like the frost cooked off some of the already weak foliage. It hasn't rained here in a long time. This winter's been drier than most.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 01:01 PM (tRaq7)

20 One of my old New Orleans friends keeps FB friends update on her "birds" of paradise. They are pretty and unique. I presume that is the same as the JQ's Hawaiian picture above. nice ...

I don't mind the cold much in the Midwest, but the short days and overcast winters make me consider a little place maybe Southwest, or maybe even a different continent for a couple months mid-winter.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 20, 2018 01:02 PM (otAqJ)

21 OK, signing off for now.


Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 01:03 PM (tRaq7)

22 Well until I get moving and get my tractor fixed I decided to start collecting up leaves and piling them off under the tree line, did two loads but snow cover is on them now but will move them eventually.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 01:04 PM (aC6Sd)

23 Only problem with fruit trees is I'm more of an instant gratification guy.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 01:06 PM (Sfs6o)

24 I recognize the flower, but don't know the name

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 01:07 PM (aC6Sd)

25 23 Only problem with fruit trees is I'm more of an instant gratification guy.
Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 01:06 PM (Sfs6o)

I know what you mean

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at January 20, 2018 01:09 PM (ANIFC)

26 KT,

I don't know how much that grape pruner costs but I know a grape harvester costs about 300,000 new.

We have the four acres of wine grapes and when I see those machines I tell my husband we need that machine. He says we don't need them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 20, 2018 01:09 PM (ifO+t)

27 the flower is a bird of paradise.

Posted by: vivi at January 20, 2018 01:10 PM (11H2y)

28 I do want to start seeds I have indoors maybe around beginning of April

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 01:16 PM (aC6Sd)

29 It has been a cold, not-much-snow winter in the Twin Cities. This in part due to my purchase of the SnowDestroyer XXLL Xtreme last winter; but the magic is wearing off, and we might get 6-10 inches starting tomorrow. Meanwhile I am investigating indoor gardening and let me tell you, there's a lotta folks out there growing medicinal herbs in their basements. There are so many that you find probably three sources on growing weed for every source on how to grow lettuce or herbs.

Want to get a visit from Officer Not-So-Friendly? Go buy something at the hydroponics store. You're really better off to cobble together some kind of PVC and storage bin contraption, for which one can find many YouTube videos. Solo cups are involved. But at least buying this stuff doesn't get the local garda sniffing around.

Me, I've got what are obviously grow lights sitting above my herb garden in the dining room window, glowing nice and purply 18 hours a day. I'm having difficulty deciding if I should just call the community service officer in for tea, and thus innoculate. But like vaccines, that might not work for a particular strain of SWAT-minded drug cops.

AeroGardens work pretty well for seed starting.

Posted by: Gordon at January 20, 2018 01:20 PM (TYh1g)

30 Caligirl, farmers around here will contract with neighbors who have a particular piece of fancy equipment. There are also custom harvester teams that roam the area, booked months ahead. They work all day and night.

Posted by: Gordon at January 20, 2018 01:23 PM (TYh1g)

31 Can't quite make up my mind about the Nasturtiums. I tend to like the "majus" more, but who knows? We here in the great frozen northeast are looking forward to at least three months more of winter and the playoffs.

Posted by: plum at January 20, 2018 01:26 PM (917nu)

32 Weasel at January 20, 2018 01:06 PM

Fruit trees grafted onto dwarfing root stocks often bear fruit years earlier than standard-sized trees. Choosing a root stock suited to your area can be as important as choosing a cultivar suited to your area.

Also, summer pruning of deciduous fruit trees encourages earlier bearing.

Guards to protect young trunks from rabbits and such may be important in your situation.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:27 PM (BVQ+1)

33 https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&noapp=1&v=qEnVKdqbAY0

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 20, 2018 01:29 PM (PUmDY)

34 some guys near me did a few acres of grapes each, but shared a harvester, which makes a lot of difference. One guy a little north of St. Louis was doing 50 acres, which I think was the largest operation in the state (for grapes). He was a former university prof' I think.

I did see IL went from 14 wineries in 1997 to over 100 today. Many have their own accommodations for a restaurant and lodging, often as an addition to their family farm.

Not many showed how many acres they were growing. Most I think are under ten, but that will make a lot of wine for visitors and local stores. Nice way to add a little vitality to rural areas.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 20, 2018 01:30 PM (otAqJ)

35 Great thread and photos, KT.

And so there's another JQ around? (Lol, I lived on Oahu-- once upon a time-- but didn't send the pic above.)

Haven't decided on garden this year. Probably will not do much, if anything, due to time constraints. Dad's health is failing and I am primary caregiver. Likely will be his last year with us.

Nasturtiums are so pretty! They're awesome even in(perhaps especially in) poor soil.

Love the little mexican gherkins, would grow them just because they're cute!

Posted by: JQ but not birdofparadise JQ at January 20, 2018 01:35 PM (yD/Pf)

36 I noticed some bulbs growing in my yard. I think they are hyacinth. Or tulips I'm not sure.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 20, 2018 12:58 PM (ifO+t)


If they are small and pale they are probably hyacinths, if they look like a shallot they are probably tulips.


The big thing around here is the mechanical blueberry pickers. They look like a giant mechanical sliding shelving unit from Ikea with an operators' cab on top. I spent an evening with an old acquaintance who used to manage a blueberry farm and he was telling me about the acreage and production needed to make a crop like that profitable any more, especially in keeping labor costs down.

His boss didn't have the acreage under cultivation to be competitive for the canneries, so he bought a fishing boat and fishes salmon now.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 01:36 PM (2K6fY)

37 plum at January 20, 2018 01:26 PM

The 'majus' nasturtium has bigger flowers. I like the ones with marking in the center, and the ones with variegated leaves.

T. majus is probably a a hybrid with T. minus in its parentage. T. minus is a species that exists in the wild.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:36 PM (BVQ+1)

38 JQ but not birdofparadise JQ at January 20, 2018 01:35 PM

My Stars! Close initials, different nic! I will edit.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:41 PM (BVQ+1)

39 Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:27 PM (BVQ+1)
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Thanks KT! Good to know. I will probably start with something like blackberries which are already growing in abundance.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 01:43 PM (Sfs6o)

40 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 12:52 PM (NWiLs)



Obligatory - Call & Response


Though the fig tree should not blossom, And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail, And the fields produce no food. Though the flock should be cut off from the fold, And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

Posted by: Professor Chaos, Gumdrop Gorilla Channel at January 20, 2018 01:43 PM (lyqKm)

41
Fruit trees grafted onto dwarfing root stocks often bear fruit years earlier than standard-sized trees. Choosing a root stock suited to your area can be as important as choosing a cultivar suited to your area.

Also, summer pruning of deciduous fruit trees encourages earlier bearing.

Guards to protect young trunks from rabbits and such may be important in your situation.
Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:27 PM (BVQ+1)

Deer. Nature's defoliators.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 20, 2018 01:45 PM (e1mEI)

42 My girlfriend is after me to cut down some of the filberts in my yard and put in and Asian pear and a persimmon instead. I am looking at that, and may try for a papaw or a medlar as well. I think the medlar is better for the weather here.

I also have to get the chainsaw running and take out the holly tree in my front hard and plant an elderberry in its place.


I have also been looking at grafting videos, bought a sheep-foot knife and and have cut my scions for my next attempt to do grafting. Wish me luck!

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 01:48 PM (2K6fY)

43 Bumpout windows for starting seedlings are still a big thing in my area. When I was little, the cat took it over as his house. Anybody else have a mini-greenhouse taken over by pets?

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 01:49 PM (MIKMs)

44 Kindltot at January 20, 2018 01:48 PM

You may need those grafting skills if you only plant one pawpaw. They need cross-pollination. You probably have enough pears in the neighborhood not to need pear cross-pollination.

Medlar is an interesting choice.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:53 PM (BVQ+1)

45 My parents had a couple of birds-of-paradise (bird-of-paradises? birds-of-paradie?) growing in their yard in San Diego county. I think they also had some in the garden of our house in Whittier, CA (hometown of Richard Nixon!!) when I was a youngster. Really an interesting flower - it doesn't look like a flower.

At my home now in SE Michigan today it's 41 degrees! Snow is melting quickly, which it often does around here during the January Thaw. Feels pretty good after weeks of temps in teens or single digits. In a couple of months it will be time to prune back my apple trees.

Posted by: George V at January 20, 2018 01:54 PM (LUHWu)

46 mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 01:49 PM

I've been thinking that a seed-starting structure would make a good shelter for some of the more feral of the Garden Kitties. Maybe they would spend less time on the porch and in the garage.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:55 PM (BVQ+1)

47
43 Bumpout windows for starting seedlings are still a big thing in my area. When I was little, the cat took it over as his house. Anybody else have a mini-greenhouse taken over by pets?
Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 01:49 PM (MIKMs)

No, but my sister bought heated mini-igloos for her cats to sleep in.
They looked...comfy. May ditch the tent.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 20, 2018 01:55 PM (e1mEI)

48 *kicks off temporary sock*

Hawaii has some strange flora, for sure. Of all the funny flowers I saw there, thought the most intriguing was Parrot Heliconia. (origin = Greece?) Large and colorful, but looked so fake.

Could buy just about any tropical lovelies at the Kam Swap Meet for next to nothing... so I had a yard full of stuff!

Posted by: JQ at January 20, 2018 01:58 PM (yD/Pf)

49 29
It has been a cold, not-much-snow winter in the Twin Cities. This in
part due to my purchase of the SnowDestroyer XXLL Xtreme last winter;

Heh.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 01:58 PM (BVQ+1)

50 George V at January 20, 2018 01:54 PM

No Birds of Paradise in the yard in SE Michigan?

Heh.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 02:00 PM (BVQ+1)

51 What the heck is a filbert? Nevermind, I'll look it up. Oh! Hazelnut.

Posted by: bour3 at January 20, 2018 02:00 PM (KXQr+)

52 I've been thinking that a seed-starting structure would make a good
shelter for some of the more feral of the Garden Kitties. Maybe they
would spend less time on the porch and in the garage.
=====

My dad (he of the magic stomping transplant/thinning boots) got a deal on some kind of plexiglass panels and built himself a little greenhouse starting shed. He gave up on the bumpout because of the cat. His only problem was that mom thought it was too redneck. He loved it and managed to keep the squirrels, raccoons, and assorted critters out.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 02:04 PM (MIKMs)

53 Thanks for all the cucumber/pickle info. We make a simple bread and butter refrigerator pickle that I can eat by the pint. They are all about taste, not texture, so we can use regular cukes.

Won't do it this year but in the future I would like to grow cukes for cornichons, my favorite. A type suitable for containers would be convenient. Since they are supposed to be small, I hope they can be harvested before the summer heat causes problems.

Posted by: JTB at January 20, 2018 02:06 PM (V+03K)

54 Autumn here was fairly mild but we've been having colder than usual temps the last few weeks. Last winter was milder than normal. Don't know if that contributed to the dismal crops.

Anyway, I cut the lilac bush mostly down to the ground after getting rid of the old and dead branches. The new wood grew well last year but with very few blooms. But now all the branches are covered with fat buds and I have hopes for a fragrant back yard this spring. I wonder if the colder temperatures have been beneficial.

Posted by: JTB at January 20, 2018 02:13 PM (V+03K)

55 KT, thank you, I hadn't realized that about pawpaws.

Medlars are an old-fashioned fruit, so I figured I should try them. I can get them from a local nursery if I am extra nice to the owner.

This winter I have to keep clearing the blackberries from the back fence. I hate Himalayas.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2018 02:14 PM (2K6fY)

56 JTB at January 20, 2018 02:13 PM

Looking forward to a lilac report.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 02:15 PM (BVQ+1)

57 Would love to have a little bumpout window in the kitchen.

One year, I bought a simple tinkertoy-like cheapo greenhouse from discount store. Worked well enough except I couldn't be home to open the vent flaps after sun up. Was good enough to keep plants protected from harsh winds, though we had to strap the whole thing down to keep it from blowing over!

Plastic corner fittings that hold the steel tubes are disintegrating now due to UV and temp. extremes. Am trying to convince hubby to weld some sturdier replacements.

My favorite funny flower-- Hanging Heliconia:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd87qsd8


Posted by: JQ at January 20, 2018 02:26 PM (yD/Pf)

58 Those nasturtiums in the top photo are beautiful. I should check to see if they will do well in a hanging basket in northern Virginia. I never did much with flowers but the pansy and sweet alyssum baskets Mrs. JTB got for me to enjoy after surgery were a delight. We have room for a couple more hanging baskets and nasturtiums, especially the trailing type, would be a lovely addition.

Posted by: JTB at January 20, 2018 02:45 PM (V+03K)

59 Also, I appreciate folks calling Filberts by their proper name.

Posted by: plum at January 20, 2018 02:53 PM (917nu)

60 *NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 02:58 PM (Ckg4U)

61 I'm also looking forward to JTB lilac report. One good memory I will take to the next world is walking out my back door to be greeted by neighbor's lilac hedge, 200 feet away. The scent carried all the way to our house. It's a shame we don't recognize the Golden Moments of our lives as we're living them.

Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 03:12 PM (8IkOE)

62 Kallisto, one night I walked out the back door about 2 a.m. and was greeted by what seemed like a fog of crab apple pollen. The tree in the back yard had let fly, and there was no wind, so it hung about like a cloud of scent. I've never seen anything like it since.

Posted by: Gordon at January 20, 2018 03:15 PM (TYh1g)

63 I sent off an order for far too many cactus seeds to Mesa Garden a week or two ago. It will probably be at least a month before they arrive, which is good, because I need to rebuild my light set-up to make room for them all.

All the orchids I got back in November are still alive, and most show new roots and leaves. The two Phalaenopsis are still in full bloom despite my haphazard care. I may add a few more genera to the collection once the weather warms up enough to ship plants. While looking at the various dealers' websites, I discovered that some growers are real flakes. No, I will not order a Dendrobium kingianum "Karl Marx," nor Paphiopedilum "Ho Chi Minh," no matter how wonderful the flowers are.

Posted by: Don at January 20, 2018 03:18 PM (4espk)

64 From Wikiquote:
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's Heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on Earth.
-"God's Garden" lines 13-16, Poems, by Dorothy Frances Gurney (London: Country Life, 1913).

This week, at least, Idaho's Treasure Valley is reporting in on time! Come spring, my reports are all likely to be in the evening, after the outdoor work is done. (I've been told local "spring" starts with the yellow forsythia blooming, and planting starts when the snow is off the mountains.)

The temperatures seem ridiculously high to me, for a January in southwestern Idaho. It actually hit 57F on Thursday! Husband was able to start digging the new corn rows, as the ground is definitely not frozen. (We have had frosts at night.) Fortunately my hyacinths are proceeding cautiously. The ones along the front walk haven't even peeked out; they're much more shaded than the ones behind the kitchen.

We only had 5 inches of snow before Christmas, and none since. I'm starting to wonder if it will be a drought year - but it's still early; and we did have most of an inch of rain this week.

I appreciate all the info about cucumbers - I'll pass it to my husband, who is the one driving the idea.

(At a previous home, we had what we nicknamed "radioactive white sweet alyssum", and wondered whether a vegetative WW III would happen if we planted that on one end of a bed, and nasturtium on the other, and let them meet in the middle.)

Posted by: Pat* at January 20, 2018 03:37 PM (FtfVi)

65 JQ at January 20, 2018 02:26 PM

Those hanging flowers are spectacular!

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 04:35 PM (BVQ+1)

66 JTB at January 20, 2018 02:45 PM

Nasturtiums are very easy to grow - in cool weather and poor soil. If you don't expect them to last all summer, they should be fun.

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 04:39 PM (BVQ+1)

67 Don at January 20, 2018 03:18 PM

I'm with you on the cultivar names. But all those exotic plants can be enticing, can't they?

Posted by: KT at January 20, 2018 04:41 PM (BVQ+1)

68 That grape pruner doesn't look Mexican to me deere!

Posted by: saf at January 20, 2018 04:46 PM (cS/ge)

69 Pickles! Yum
I too like bread and butter pickles, but the thing we can't keep around here is pickled okra.
None of the cukes we've ever planted resist any insect... but still produce. Go figger.

Posted by: MarkY at January 20, 2018 05:10 PM (uyrlv)

70
40th Anniversary next Saturday.

Rubies, (covered but Yikes, expensive!) and nasturtiums are traditional.

I need to find a local florist to create a red bouquet...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at January 20, 2018 05:19 PM (4DCSq)

71 KT at January 20, 2018 04:35 PM

Aren't they something? They last for weeks after cutting and are quite hefty, as if they're made of rubber.

Spun and Murky at January 20, 2018 05:19 PM

Congrats!

Posted by: JQ at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM (yD/Pf)

72

Congrats!

Posted by: JQ at January 20, 2018 05:37 PM



Thanks!

Whodathunk?

Posted by: Spun and Murky at January 20, 2018 05:42 PM (4DCSq)

Thread before the Gardening Thread: State of Unreality [KT]

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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New California?

Happy Saturday from the prospective state of New California! This week, Ace had his own twist on the proposed secession of New California from the old, progressive, coastal part of California. But the original proposal means that the poor part of California wants to separate from the rich part of California. Out of desperation.

Think about that.

Meanwhile, J.J. Sefton picked up a piece on California's AG Threatening to prosecute private citizens, mostly small employers, who cooperated with ICE in enforcing federal law. Lots of small employers in New California.

HSR

Meanwhile, MORE cost over-runs on the initial phase of California's (not so) High Speed Rail have been announced. Note that the Central Valley phase of the project is entirely within New California, which would rather spend the money on Pat Brown's water storage plans than on his son's high speed rail boondoggle. The initial construction packages are especially useless to well-heeled commuters.

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Via Maggie's Farm, Rick Moran has a couple of interesting observations.

The sobering news about the cost increases was long forewarned, though rail authority Chairman Dan Richard has consistently rejected those warnings. About a year ago, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a secret risk analysis that said costs were rising sharply and could hit $9.5 to $10 billion.

When The Times disclosed the warning, Richard downplayed the analysis. In 2012, WSP briefed a cost analysis for the 2014 business plan, showing sharply higher costs in the Central Valley. The cost estimates were not adopted in the 2014 business plan. Richard was not available for an interview.

And this is the CHEAP part of the route. The easy, "train to nowhere" part.

And guess what? At one time, Gavin Newsom reversed his position on HSR, coming out in opposition to the project. He has refused interviews on the subject for the last two years. Hmmmm.

Poverty in the Golden State

Why does California have the highest poverty rate in the United States? Nice, concise piece that covers a lot of territory.

According to the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure--which accounts for the cost of housing, food, utilities, and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income--nearly one out of four Californians is poor. Given robust job growth in the state and the prosperity generated by several industries, especially the supercharged tech sector, the question arises as to why California has so many poor people, especially when the state's per-capita GDP increased roughly twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in 2016 (12.5 percent, compared with 6.27 percent).

It's not as if California policymakers have neglected to wage war on poverty. . .

Apparently content with futile poverty policies, Sacramento lawmakers can turn their attention to what historian Victor Davis Hanson aptly describes as a fixation on "remaking the world." The political class wants to build a costly and needless high-speed rail system; talks of secession from a United States presided over by Donald Trump; hired former attorney general Eric Holder to "resist" Trump's agenda; enacted the first state-level cap-and-trade regime; established California as a "sanctuary state" for illegal immigrants; banned plastic bags, threatening the jobs of thousands of workers involved in their manufacture; and is consumed by its dedication to "California values." . . .

As far as I can tell, the plastic bag thing has mostly meant sturdier plastic bags at Walmart.

Anyway, hope your weekend is mostly free from politicians imposing their values on you. Got anything planned?


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1 I shouldn't sleep in. My comments get willowed.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:11 AM (2DOZq)

2 Okay maybe I abandoned the thread too early.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:12 AM (2DOZq)

3 Buenos tardes from the ramparts of New California!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:13 AM (/SISC)

4 I can't catch a break. Crap

Posted by: Thanatopsis at January 20, 2018 11:14 AM (9dWxJ)

5 By my rough calculations, at this rate we will reach 500 comments sometime in March 2019.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:14 AM (/SISC)

6 willowed covfefe blather:

speaking of coffee, after enduring medium roast deceptively labeled as "dark" for over a week, I finally have some real dark roast again.

thats what I get for trying a different brand

stay away from glasstown co coffee

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:14 AM (hMwEB)

7 So, Normal California will be outside of the earthquake zone, right? And include all the natural resources?

If yes, I think it's a solid plan.

Posted by: shibumi at January 20, 2018 11:14 AM (aT+Bx)

8 Looks like the pussy parade is about to start in DC (YouTube) same old, same old, looks like last years parade. I saw a couple of men wearing pussy hats?

Posted by: Colin at January 20, 2018 11:15 AM (0FhFX)

9 Oops. Buenos dias, I meant.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:15 AM (/SISC)

10 Is California still mired in those old outdated Progressive ideals and afraid to move forward into an era of new thinking, and personal responsibility?

A State which seems unable to evolve.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 11:16 AM (EyPfd)

11 Looks like the pussy parade is about to start in DC (YouTube) same old, same old, looks like last years parade. I saw a couple of men wearing pussy hats?

Some men males are made for pussy hats.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:16 AM (/SISC)

12 Nothing will stop the High Speed Rail project!!!! Billions over estimate for the short section in the central valley, peanuts....We will just charge more on the fare, when it opens....

Posted by: Colin at January 20, 2018 11:17 AM (0FhFX)

13 Given robust job growth in the state"

Let's see - subtract all levels of Gov "jobs" and "contract" workers...

We have very different takes on "robust"

And HEB's "Texas Pecan" is a good solid cuppa joe...

Posted by: Eric Clapner at January 20, 2018 11:17 AM (7LY+6)

14 Meanwhile, J.J. Sefton picked up a piece on California's AG Threatening to prosecute private citizens, mostly small employers, who cooperated with ICE in enforcing federal law. Lots of small employers in New California.


And as soon as the AG arrests the first person, the AG should be arrested for fraud & perjury for falsely swearing his oath of office an arrested on federal charges of aiding and abetting to conceal illegals and if he instructed anyone on his staff to help, federal RICO charges.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2018 11:17 AM (rpAqR)

15 Nothing says 21st Century quite like trains.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 11:17 AM (WbIyz)

16 Well I hope New California gets on the ballot. Be wonderful if it passed, but even failed measures can send warning shots to the state government (based on the northern Colorado experience.) I voted for that one. I knew it was not going to happen, but I was a sending a message.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at January 20, 2018 11:18 AM (84F5k)

17 fried pork belly is yummy

that is all

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:18 AM (hMwEB)

18 Ah I have seen that view many times, both from where that pic was taken and actually sailing under the bridge. Sometimes I miss it, but I would never want to live there again. It is not the same CA that elected RR as governor.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:18 AM (mpXpK)

19 11 Looks like the pussy parade is about to start in DC (YouTube) same old, same old, looks like last years parade. I saw a couple of men wearing pussy hats?

Some men males are made for pussy hats.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:16 AM (/SISC)

I figure this parade is just like the Dinah Shore Invitaional Golf Tournament used to be back in the day. Just a meet up for Butch lesbian hook ups.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:19 AM (2DOZq)

20 What? No one can say Nood? leave there playing with myself???

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 11:19 AM (4CCz5)

21 I would not worry too much about that CA split. The Democrats would never let it happen.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:19 AM (mpXpK)

22 Got anything planned?

Gig tonight and continued recovery from being hospitalized last weekend.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:19 AM (tRaq7)

23 Is this frequency in use?
CQ CQ
CQ Calling CQ
This is Whisky Tango Foxtrot
Has anybody survived the shutdown, copy?

Posted by: Fritz at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (bJ0w+)

24 Did anyone else receive a notice (warning) from Twitter today telling them that they followed a Russian bot during the election? I did. Wish I could copy here but basically it says they are continuing to "investigate" the propaganda influence of Russia in the 2016 election and points the finger at me, telling me that I followed, liked or retweeted one or more Russian bots during the 2016 election and should beware.

Does Twitter have a SWAT division? Should I expect a no-knock raid?

Weird how they sent the notice now when #ReleaseTheMemo is trending, huh? Sheer coincidence I'm sure. They would never try to discredit hashtags and tweeters now for any other reason, right?

See ya in the gulags!

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (Km7y2)

25 I just presume civil war is already started, and whether there are actual gun battles or not, the end result will be a divided country.

It really would be nice if we could figure out how to do that without killing tens of thousands of each other, but I'm not sure that's ever been done in history.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (Pz4pT)

26
New California will have most of the water rights.Old California may be richer but they're going to be thirsty.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (lKyWE)

27 Iraqi National In Ohio Admits Strangling His Ex-Wife And Burying Her Body As Their Three-Year-Old Son Watched

"Things happen," Saeed said through an Arabic interpreter.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (+y/Ru)

28 The bossa nova is not holding

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (PUmDY)

29 We might end up with 57 states after all...Upstate NY breaking off from NYC, Illinois leaving Chicago, etc.

Posted by: Colin at January 20, 2018 11:21 AM (0FhFX)

30 I saw a couple of men wearing pussy hats?


==

how dare you assume their gender!
this is 2018 - men make better women than women now

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:21 AM (hMwEB)

31 25 I just presume civil war is already started, and whether there are actual gun battles or not, the end result will be a divided country.

It really would be nice if we could figure out how to do that without killing tens of thousands of each other, but I'm not sure that's ever been done in history.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (Pz4pT)

What about us?

Posted by: Slovakia and Czech Republic at January 20, 2018 11:21 AM (2DOZq)

32 Did anyone else receive a notice (warning) from Twitter today telling them that they followed a Russian bot during the election?

==

yup

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:21 AM (hMwEB)

33 Anyone need a ukulule player?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (4CCz5)

34 fried pork belly is yummy


I saw a slab of that at WinnDixie yesterday. Is it good uncured?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (WbIyz)

35 And as soon as the AG arrests the first person, the AG should be arrested for fraud & perjury for falsely swearing his oath of office an arrested on federal charges of aiding and abetting to conceal illegals and if he instructed anyone on his staff to help, federal RICO charges.

^^^^THIS!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (tRaq7)

36 BackwardsBoy, you were in the hospital? What happened?
I missed that.
Hope ypu are feeling better.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (hMwEB)

37 The cost overruns of the high speed rail project are directly proportional to the unwillingness of the Chinese now living in the state to hoist a pick and build a railbed. They all want to run import businesses instead.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (/SISC)

38 Repeated from the dead thread because it's the quote of the decade.

Dan Bongino@dbongino
Here's everything you need to know about Democrats, they call Americans "ddeplorable" and illegal immigrants "dreamers."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 11:23 AM (+y/Ru)

39 Nothing says 21st Century quite like trains."

And paste. It's what's for dinner!

/JoeyB

Posted by: Eric Clapner at January 20, 2018 11:23 AM (7LY+6)

40 " I saw a couple of men wearing pussy hats? "

I hope not.

bad form, and sooo 'yesterday'.

http://tinyurl.com/yaoh9jcc

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 11:23 AM (EyPfd)

41 The coolies that dug the Grand Canyon worked for less than a nickel a day.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 11:23 AM (WbIyz)

42 35 And as soon as the AG arrests the first person, the AG should be arrested for fraud & perjury for falsely swearing his oath of office an arrested on federal charges of aiding and abetting to conceal illegals and if he instructed anyone on his staff to help, federal RICO charges.

^^^^THIS!
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (tRaq7)

I said a couple of days ago that this is where Sessions has to come out of his office and make a public statement. I also think I should win the lottery.

Posted by: Slovakia and Czech Republic at January 20, 2018 11:24 AM (2DOZq)

43 We need to get some earnest, naive Dems (yes howler, but must be a few out of DC itself) to start clamoring for the memo to be released because the VRWC is making a mountain out of a molehill and the actual facts must be released to stop this propaganda.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at January 20, 2018 11:24 AM (84F5k)

44 8 Looks like the pussy parade is about to start in DC (YouTube) same old, same old, looks like last years parade. I saw a couple of men wearing pussy hats?
Posted by: Colin at January 20, 2018 11:15 AM (0FhFX)


Trump certainly has a way with women, doesn't he? They're holding a parade to celebrate his first year in office.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 11:24 AM (sdi6R)

45
I saw a slab of that at WinnDixie yesterday. Is it good uncured?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (WbIyz)

I slice it real thin then pan fry it in a cast iron pan with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (optional)

I just love crunchy meat & fat

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:25 AM (hMwEB)

46 By real thin do you mean like bacon? Or thinner?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 11:26 AM (WbIyz)

47 Did the men pull the pussy hats all the way over their heads like returning to the womb? Cause thats where they belong.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 20, 2018 11:26 AM (4CCz5)

48 Hole Malibu is very good

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 20, 2018 11:26 AM (PUmDY)

49
Next up: California proposed high-speed Zeppelin service.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:27 AM (ogsii)

50 Re the last thread: Not a big blues or heavy metal guy, but-

I really enjoyed this album in 2000:

RL Burnside "Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQSGERIwe6Y


He had a minor hit with "Chain of Fools"-

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


and I think he was on Saturday Night Live once.


Check it out.


Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 11:27 AM (9q7Dl)

51 I think it's time to arrest California's AG.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 20, 2018 11:27 AM (cu8/f)

52 46
like bacon I guess

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:27 AM (hMwEB)

53 Slayer, 'Angel of Death':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6_zsJ8KPP0

#MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 11:27 AM (Ckg4U)

54 consumed by its dedication to "California values." . . .

-
"California values"? Is that anything like psychotic delusions?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 11:27 AM (+y/Ru)

55
Passemger rail: 19th century technology at 21st century costs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:28 AM (ogsii)

56
Obviously, no one in California has ever played Sid Mier's 'Railroad Tycoon'.

Posted by: Dandy Randy Longtree at January 20, 2018 11:28 AM (GroCc)

57 In the Progressive Derby:
The 3 to 1 favorite is Golden State ridden by experienced hockey Brown, but coming up on the rail is 10 to 1 Seattle State getting whipped hard by Inslee.

Seattle runs roughshod and none shall stand in the way.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 20, 2018 11:28 AM (e1mEI)

58 Houston's rail system is a billion dollar waste. If they wanted to make Houston more attractive to businesses they should have use the excess of a billion to dredge our bayous and put in more flood ponds and a pump system. You would think after five devastating floods in just over a decade they would have thought about it.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:28 AM (2DOZq)

59
How can you prosecute someone for obeying the law? I mean, really.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (ogsii)

60 votermom, had fluid backup in lungs and around heart. Four days and 15 lbs of eliminated water later, I'm feeling a lot better.

Last weekend was rather rough, but everyone who took care of me in the hospital was fantastic. Bless them all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (tRaq7)

61 Old and busted: The Charge of the Light Brigade

New hotness: The Cost of HSR

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (+y/Ru)

62 Pantera, 'This Love'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fKlgxSKNdU

#MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (Ckg4U)

63 Dear Mexico
You get California, and you pay for a wall for the rest of the border.
Deal?

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (W/SyC)

64 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (tRaq7)

That sucks. Glad you are better.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (2DOZq)

65 56


Obviously, no one in California has ever played Sid Mier's 'Railroad Tycoon'.





Posted by: Dandy Randy Longtree at January 20, 2018 11:28 AM (GroCc)

That train track construction is a SOP by the crooked pols to pay off the unions and the corrupt railroad barons. They already have a train that runs from SF to San Diego that isn't even half-way used by passengers.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (mpXpK)

66 Oh... and for those who are not here...

Snow pack is non existent so far this year. Central Calif. ski resorts are still closed.

We are looking at a potential drought year... after an abundance of snow last year.

Ground table water is STILL really depleted... and we don't store enough water because the Greens won't let us build dams...

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (NgKpN)

67 Oh, also - 74 years old when he had his first hit.

Hanging in for the win.

He died five years later.

Here's another song that's fun off that album:

RL Burnside "Miss Maybelle"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqUV8t_PwUg

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 11:31 AM (9q7Dl)

68 And as soon as the AG arrests the first person, the AG should be arrested for fraud & perjury for falsely swearing his oath of office an arrested on federal charges of aiding and abetting to conceal illegals and if he instructed anyone on his staff to help, federal RICO charges.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2018 11:17 AM (rpAqR)


If you live in a state where your AG threatens to arrest you for cooperating with the federal government on immigration law, would you, as an employer be better off just not hiring anybody who you suspected MIGHT not have a legal right to work?

Or would you then be subject to other draconian laws?

We truly live in interesting times.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:31 AM (Pz4pT)

69 60 yikes Backwards Boy!

ISTR my father in law goung through something like that wasy back when

did they put you on meds to prevent it happening again?

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:32 AM (hMwEB)

70 Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (NgKpN)

Maybe they could use that rail money for desalination plants.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:32 AM (2DOZq)

71 Need some Horde help here.

Was there legislation put forth recently that would allow/require military personnel to receive paychecks on time during a government shutdown?

If so, by whom?

If so, it's current status.

And if it was put forth and shot down by the Democrats, does that not clearly show their willingness to hold military members hostage to their negotiations?

Thanks

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 11:33 AM (EyPfd)

72 I said a couple of days ago that this is where Sessions has to come out of his office and make a public statement.

-
But what if he sees his shadow?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 11:33 AM (+y/Ru)

73 You think high-speed rail is expensive now, just wait until you try to bring it into the Bay Area. They'll probably drop you off in Livermore or something so you can get on BART.

It will still be faster to drive.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 11:34 AM (cW490)

74 Megadeth, 'Symphony of Destruction':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5jvUXij7nU

#MetalThread

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 11:34 AM (Ckg4U)

75 And as soon as the AG arrests the first person, the AG should be arrested for fraud & perjury for falsely swearing his oath of office an arrested on federal charges of aiding and abetting to conceal illegals and if he instructed anyone on his staff to help, federal RICO charges.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 20, 2018 11:17 AM (rpAqR)

The law about aiding and abetting has a specific piece in it about 'conspiracy' clearly aimed at elected officials...

Its a slam dunk prosecution if you follow the law...

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:34 AM (NgKpN)

76 But what if he sees his shadow?

Eight more weeks of recusal.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 11:34 AM (WbIyz)

77 So Progressives appear to be stuck in the late 1880s to the early 1920s when their religion was founded and the golden age of rail travel. Hate car and hate planes, (cept G5s for movie stars) really like the idea that they can make people come to an appointed place at an appointed time to be moved to where they wish, when they wish.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 20, 2018 11:34 AM (BtQd4)

78 I fucking hate California. I don't even think I hated the Soviet Union back in the day as much as I hate California.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 11:34 AM (k1TUh)

79 OMG All federal lands are on fire! The government has abandoned us and we are DOOMed!

We must muster all NON-essential government employees for further instructions!

Posted by: Fritz at January 20, 2018 11:35 AM (bJ0w+)

80 after reviewing stephen paddocks' internet searches, i'm convinced, antifa. not a lone wolf. soros probably involved in it up to his ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 11:35 AM (KP5rU)

81
Ground table water is STILL really depleted... and we don't store enough water because the Greens won't let us build dams...

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (NgKpN)


We in the Houston area could have sent a few trillion gallons in late August. Should have let us know.

Hang in there, Don. This can't go on forever.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:35 AM (ogsii)

82 What about the proposal to require corps to give up their tax savings to the state? half anyway. AYFKM

Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 11:36 AM (SMd3b)

83 60 votermom, had fluid backup in lungs and around heart. Four days and 15 lbs of eliminated water later, I'm feeling a lot better.

Last weekend was rather rough, but everyone who took care of me in the hospital was fantastic. Bless them all.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (tRaq7)


I'm glad you're better. That's what landed me in the hospital back in October, although it was just my right lung.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 11:36 AM (sdi6R)

84 Well I hope New California gets on the ballot. Be wonderful if it
passed, but even failed measures can send warning shots to the state
government (based on the northern Colorado experience.) I voted for
that one. I knew it was not going to happen, but I was a sending a
message.
=====

I used to think that way -- get it on the ballot and see how it goes. Brendan Eich says 'hi' to all of us naive folk who believe in citizenship.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 11:36 AM (MIKMs)

85

Looks like the pussy parade is about to start in DC (YouTube) same old, same old, looks like last years parade. I saw a couple of men wearing pussy hats? Posted by: Colin at January 20, 2018 11:15 AM (0FhFX)


I have no doubt all those women are out in force protesting today because they are appalled at the way the male dominated news mediais manipulating a female porn star so they can attack the president for having sex witha shameless slut.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 11:37 AM (lKyWE)

86 Metalca, 'Blackened':

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

#MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 11:37 AM (Ckg4U)

87 70 Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (NgKpN)

Maybe they could use that rail money for desalination plants.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:32 AM (2DOZq)

It would help... but would make too much sense.

Problem is in NON drought years there is plenty of water... so the cost of the plant is really only needed in drought years...

Its like solar energy.... great for when the sun shines, not worth the plant cost otherwise...

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:37 AM (NgKpN)

88 rickl, how are you doing with chemo etc?

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:37 AM (hMwEB)

89 I saw a slab of that at WinnDixie yesterday. Is it good uncured?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 20, 2018 11:22 AM (WbIyz)



Here's how I usually make it.

The recipe is stupidly easy and larrupin'. The kiddos often request it.


http://gastronomicrelevancy.blogspot.ca/2014/01/chinese-braised-pork-belly.html

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 11:38 AM (9q7Dl)

90 71
Need some Horde help here.



Was there legislation put forth recently that would allow/require
military personnel to receive paychecks on time during a government
shutdown?



If so, by whom?



If so, it's current status.



And if it was put forth and shot down by the Democrats, does that
not clearly show their willingness to hold military members hostage to
their negotiations?



Thanks

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 11:33 AM (EyPfd)

Not that i am aware of. I have a link on the EMT that gives the current impact of the so-called shutdown. And military paychecks are one of the things that don't get paid.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:38 AM (mpXpK)

91 I fucking hate California. I don't even think I hated the Soviet Union back in the day as much as I hate California.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Well, the hot Soviet chicks weren't as air headed as California one's and the Marxist propaganda they were indoctrinated in wasn't as pervasive.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 11:38 AM (5wCUq)

92 80. antifa claimed credit on twitter and their literature was found in the hotel room. according to early reports - before the enscrubbening

Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 11:39 AM (SMd3b)

93 Again with these paid pussy hat protests? Ive had enough. I no longer look at these people as my fellow citizens. I wish them physical harm.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 20, 2018 11:39 AM (67sg6)

94 put in more flood ponds and a pump system. "

Like the Medical center... funny how that seemed to keep on working, no?

But hey, gotta fund what's popular, not what's right...

Posted by: Eric Clapner at January 20, 2018 11:39 AM (7LY+6)

95 It seems I can't pull this thread off-course.

It has a distinct direction.

Ah, well. Maybe someday #MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 11:39 AM (Ckg4U)

96 did they put you on meds to prevent it happening again?

Yup, Lasix and lots of it. My new hobby is peeing.

All. The. Time.

But if that prevents a repeat, that's all right. I'll tell myself I need the exercise...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:39 AM (tRaq7)

97 Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 11:38 AM (9q7Dl)

that looks yummy

if I wasn't avoiding sugar...

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:40 AM (hMwEB)

98 It seems I can't pull this thread off-course.

It has a distinct direction. "

Of course - it's a rail thread, dontchknow...

Posted by: Eric Clapner at January 20, 2018 11:41 AM (7LY+6)

99 Buenos tardes from the ramparts of New California!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:13 AM


And hello to you from the 'tards in Sacramento!

Please be sure to make your "voluntary" contribution to The State as soon as possible! We need the money.

Posted by: California Legislature at January 20, 2018 11:41 AM (toKeJ)

100 "Yup, Lasix and lots of it. My new hobby is peeing.

All. The. Time.

But if that prevents a repeat, that's all right. I'll tell myself I need the exercise..."

Go totally Moron.

See if they can do the catheter thing.
That way you never need to interrupt being with the Horde.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 11:41 AM (EyPfd)

101 Ah, well. Maybe someday #MetalThread.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)

Maybe a combination Metal/Gainz thread. Because Metal is anabolic.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 11:41 AM (5wCUq)

102 Houston's rail system is a billion dollar waste. If
they wanted to make Houston more attractive to businesses they should
have use the excess of a billion to dredge our bayous and put in more
flood ponds and a pump system. You would think after five devastating
floods in just over a decade they would have thought about it.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:28 AM (2DOZq)

No, that's just what they are expecting us to do!

Posted by: Rex Kramer at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (QLvwG)

103 other than our cali morons, fuck that place. third world shithole with nice weather.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (KP5rU)

104 If I was in California I would GTFO if I had the ability. Good Lord that place is run by lunatics.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (NWiLs)

105 81 Hang in there, Don. This can't go on forever.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:35 AM (ogsii)

CA has always been in a constant state of drought. It was in a drought long before I lived there in the 70s and it was still in drought when I left. The big lakes were built long ago to help alleviate that but the watermelons who have much influence in CA have severely limited how of those artificial lakes can be used. And not only that but they have been suing constantly to have those lakes drained.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (mpXpK)

106 Wrathchild America: Surrounded by Idiots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRrImis1gZs

#MetalThread. \m/

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (NL6wI)

107 It really would be nice if we could figure out how to do that without killing tens of thousands of each other, but I'm not sure that's ever been done in history.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (Pz4pT)

What about us?
Posted by: Slovakia and Czech Republic at January 20, 2018 11:21 AM (2DOZq)


Good question, I don't know. If that's a template, it might be worth looking into.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (Pz4pT)

108 G. Newsome, the guy that was banging his best friend's wife while at work.
Yeah, let's put THAT guy in charge...

Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM (7NKxb)

109 votermom, I had smoked pork belly at a restaurant not long ago, and it was incredible. Had a good crust on the outside, and all melty inside. I had never had pork belly before. If I had a smoker, I'd get some and do it myself.

Posted by: April at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM (e8PP1)

110 Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:37 AM (NgKpN)


I read an article a couple of years ago that talked about the desalination plants that had already been built years ago. It was during your non drought years and environmental radical push that they decided CA wouldn't need these plants so they sold all the motors. Of course the most expensive and important part of the plant.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM (2DOZq)

111 It really would be nice if we could figure out how to do that without killing tens of thousands of each other, but I'm not sure that's ever been done in history.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:20 AM (Pz4pT)"

That's a Feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM (k1TUh)

112 metal and booze thread. or muscle cars. fuck gainz.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM (KP5rU)

113
Well, the hot Soviet chicks weren't as air headed as California one's and the Marxist propaganda they were indoctrinated in wasn't as pervasive.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 11:38 AM (5wCUq)


Yeah well I'm still waiting for my submissive Russian hottie to arrive in the mail. I allowed 8-12 weeks for delivery but my patience is wearing thin.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 11:44 AM (lKyWE)

114 60 votermom, had fluid backup in lungs and around heart. Four days and 15 lbs of eliminated water later, I'm feeling a lot better.

Last weekend was rather rough, but everyone who took care of me in the hospital was fantastic. Bless them all.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:29 AM (tRaq7)

Damn, dude. Glad you're feeling better. Do you have CHF?

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

115 They already have a train that runs from SF to San Diego that isn't even half-way used by passengers.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (mpXpK)



That's because its not a BULLET train. See, "bullet." That's the key to success in the train game.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:45 AM (/SISC)

116 Local commie news was pimping the Pussy march last night showing video of last years spectacle. Not a word about the March For Life yesterday.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 20, 2018 11:45 AM (r9UYA)

117 115 They already have a train that runs from SF to San Diego that isn't even half-way used by passengers.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (mpXpK)


That's because its not a BULLET train. See, "bullet." That's the key to success in the train game.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:45 AM (/SISC)

You misspelled "monorail."

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 11:45 AM (NWiLs)

118 That's a Feature, not a bug.
=====

A Modest Proposal.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 11:45 AM (MIKMs)

119 that looks yummy

if I wasn't avoiding sugar...

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:40 AM (hMwEB)


VMom!

It is.

And it's so rich just a few chucks on a bowl of rice(or without rice) and you're good to go with maybe a salad on the side.

So-o-o-o, not too much sugar.


Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 11:46 AM (9q7Dl)

120 108 G. Newsome, the guy that was banging his best friend's wife while at work.
Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM


Gee, you say that like it's a Bad Thing...

Posted by: Wm. 'Bubba' Clinton at January 20, 2018 11:46 AM (toKeJ)

121 88 rickl, how are you doing with chemo etc?
Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 20, 2018 11:37 AM (hMwEB)


Actually, I'm getting immunotherapy, which is newer and different from traditional chemotherapy. The drug Keytruda is supposed to stimulate my immune system to attack specific DNA markers in the tumor.

I've had four treatments spaced three weeks apart. So far the only side effect I've noticed is that my psoriasis has gotten worse. The oncologist said that's a known side effect, since psoriasis is an autoimmune disease.

The main risk of immunotherapy is that my immune system could attack healthy organs like the thyroid, kidneys, or liver. So far that doesn't seem to have happened. They do blood work at every treatment, and so far it has been OK.

On Thursday the doctor listened to my lungs and said they sound "fantastic". That's the word he used.

The next step is to get a CT scan before the next treatment to take a look at the tumor to see if the treatment is having an effect on it.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 11:46 AM (sdi6R)

122 Yeah well I'm still waiting for my submissive Russian hottie to arrive in the mail. I allowed 8-12 weeks for delivery but my patience is wearing thin.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 11:44 AM (lKyWE)



She might have got lost en route. Sometimes those chicks just wander away from the post office.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:46 AM (/SISC)

123 "77 So Progressives appear to be stuck in the late 1880s to the early 1920s when their religion was founded and the golden age of rail travel. Hate car and hate planes"

And they fantasize about 18th century Holland with their windmill fetish.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 11:47 AM (k1TUh)

124 Huge fan of Promised Land

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 20, 2018 11:47 AM (PUmDY)

125 6 . votermom. what's your usual coffee blend?

Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 11:47 AM (SMd3b)

126 other than our cali morons, f*ck that place. third world shithole with nice weather.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (KP5rU)


And pretty skeenery.

But I suppose there's always pictures, and google (or whatever our non-googled version will be) street view tours.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:48 AM (Pz4pT)

127 Newsome, the guy that was banging his best friend's wife while at work.
Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM

Gee, you say that like it's a Bad Thing...
Posted by: Wm. 'Bubba' Clinton

Word.

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at January 20, 2018 11:48 AM (5wCUq)

128 My bro and SIL are stuck in Cali for another year. She is on chemo and I'm fairly sure is on medi-cal or whatever so couldn't just move. He has a decent job but I think Cali had O-care type rules ahead of when the Commies got OCARE passed so it was too expensive to have her on his work insurance. Even with whatever she has the co-pays are busting their budget. I hadn't known, but she got desperate and texted me a thank you for my Christmas check cuz it arrived just when the lasted monthly chemo round was due. She's been a member of a fairly big church so I will ask if they are trying to get the church to let them do a couple pancake breakfasts to raise some funds to cover the costs.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at January 20, 2018 11:49 AM (84F5k)

129 123
"77 So Progressives appear to be stuck in the late 1880s to the early
1920s when their religion was founded and the golden age of rail travel.
Hate car and hate planes"



And they fantasize about 18th century Holland with their windmill fetish.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2018 11:47 AM (k1TUh)


Yeah. There are only two rail lines that I am aware of that operate at a profit. One in the NE that runs from NY to DC and one in CA that runs from LA to Vegas. The rest operate off of massive federal subsidies that are paid for by stealing from the gas tax funds. Just another payoff to the unions.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:50 AM (mpXpK)

130 Seems there has been another Police Involved Shooting.

http://tinyurl.com/ycorncra

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 11:50 AM (EyPfd)

131
They already have a train that runs from SF to San Diego that isn't even half-way used by passengers. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:30 AM (mpXpK)

Because it's twice as fast at half the cost to drivea car from SF to SD.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 11:50 AM (lKyWE)

132 126 other than our cali morons, f*ck that place. third world shithole with nice weather.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 11:42 AM (KP5rU)


And pretty skeenery.

But I suppose there's always pictures, and google (or whatever our non-googled version will be) street view tours.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:48 AM (Pz4pT)

Hmmm... you know? Just about every place that DOES have really nice weather, is pretty much a shit hole.

We dodged that for awhile here in the US... but its almost like its a requirement for good weather...

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:50 AM (NgKpN)

133 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 11:38 AM (5wCUq)


Yeah well I'm still waiting for my submissive Russian hottie to arrive in the mail. I allowed 8-12 weeks for delivery but my patience is wearing thin.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 11:44 AM (lKyWE)


Hmmm, are you sure you gave them the right three digit code from the back of your credit card? Maybe you should send them a money order.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:50 AM (Pz4pT)

134 Musicians "borrowing" was mentioned in the earlier thread that I had to leave.

There's a good blues documentary on the youtubes about the old early 1900s guys who lived and died in poverty, and part of it mentioned that they developed their unique sound because they didn't travel anywhere and heard very few other people play that weren't in their community or passing through to play at a local bar. Pretty interesting to consider.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 11:51 AM (ks6bw)

135 >>>Ah, well. Maybe someday #MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)<<<

Why doesn't Lucretia get any loving recognition for Rhythm 101?

youtube.com/watch?v=de-xO3pUEd0

#MetalThread

Posted by: Fritz at January 20, 2018 11:51 AM (bJ0w+)

136 121. great news rickl! Have to say: you are facing this like a champ. Your attitude has been tremendous.

Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 11:51 AM (SMd3b)

137 The Sundance Festival will be swell this year.

Gloria Allred Takes Over Sundance With Movie, Respect Rally...

Ruth Bader Ginsberg Could Be Toast of Fest...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 11:51 AM (+y/Ru)

138
The people whose pay should be docked and not refunded during the shutdown.

1) Legislators and staffers.
2) Federal judges and clerks.
3) Executive branch heads.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 20, 2018 11:52 AM (ogsii)

139 Newsome, the guy that was banging his best friend's wife while at work.
Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM

Gee, you say that like it's a Bad Thing...
Posted by: Wm. 'Bubba' Clinton

Word.
Posted by: Webb Hubbell at January 20, 2018 11:48 AM (5wCUq)


Go for the daughters. Less hassle.

Posted by: W. Allen, R. Polanski and Subway Jared at January 20, 2018 11:52 AM (Pz4pT)

140 Ok, if Trump tweets this, he wins the internets:

Big thanks to the organizers of the women's march for having a parade to celebrate my inauguration. Thank you!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 20, 2018 11:52 AM (gC2IV)

141 Overkill: Where It Hurts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvzPT2ySnHo

#MetalThread.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 11:53 AM (NL6wI)

142 We dodged that for awhile here in the US... but its almost like its a requirement for good weather...
=====

Aesop's Ant and Grasshopper. Cold weather people are very, very different.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 11:53 AM (MIKMs)

143 Pulling for you rickl

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 11:53 AM (aC6Sd)

144 Newsome, the guy that was banging his best friend's wife while at work.
Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2018 11:43 AM

Gee, you say that like it's a Bad Thing...
Posted by: Wm. 'Bubba' Clinton

Word.
Posted by: Webb Hubbell at January 20, 2018 11:48 AM (5wCUq)


Go for the daughters. Less hassle.
Posted by: W. Allen, R. Polanski and Subway Jared at January 20, 2018 11:52 AM (Pz4pT)


Or the sons.

Posted by: K. Spacey, B. Singer, and M. Huffington at January 20, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)

145 132 We dodged that for awhile here in the US... but its almost like its a requirement for good weather...

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 11:50 AM (NgKpN)

CA wasn't always a shit-hole. Back when there was still a functioning Republican Party in CA to hold back the communists they did pretty good. But when the Democrats took complete control due to the influx of Mexicans the State went to shit.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 11:54 AM (mpXpK)

146 Perhaps during the shutdown, all federal school lunch program funding should be pulled.

"Hey, my kid needs to eat!!"

'Don't worry, we will give them all that missed food once the shutdown ends."

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 11:54 AM (EyPfd)

147 Hmmm, are you sure you gave them the right three digit code from the back of your credit card? Maybe you should send them a money order.
Posted by: BurtTC

They also accept payment in Levi's jeans.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 11:54 AM (5wCUq)

148 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhT0g9jULpw&t=1s

#MetalThread

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 11:54 AM (Ckg4U)

149 Do you have CHF?

Yes. This has been the worst incident so far. Last Sat I couldn't breathe, which is scary AF.

But, I'm a lot better now. Will go play a gig tonight, which always makes me feel better even when I'm not feeling bad. And don't tempt me to do the catheter thingy...

And rickl, good luck on your treatments. And prayers up for everyone on Slappy's Prayer List and anyone else who needs them.

I love you guys.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:54 AM (tRaq7)

150 The sun is brighter, the air is cleaner, the birds are singing songs of freedom.

Celebrate this day, the government is shut down.

Time to grill some steaks.

Posted by: Neil deGrasse Tyson's rape victims at January 20, 2018 11:55 AM (1L9V9)

151 I woder how they get to "New California" when the California legislature has to vote to agree to the formation of a new State according to the Constitution. Article IV Section 3.

Posted by: geoffb at January 20, 2018 11:56 AM (zOpu5)

152 the guy that was banging his best friend's wife


Those words don't go together.

I'm gonna say, if your banging some dude's wife, he is far, far, very far from your best friend.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 20, 2018 11:56 AM (9q7Dl)

153 Ride the Lightning, Bitches.

#MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 11:56 AM (Ckg4U)

154 There's a good blues documentary on the youtubes
about the old early 1900s guys who lived and died in poverty, and part
of it mentioned that they developed their unique sound because they
didn't travel anywhere and heard very few other people play that weren't
in their community or passing through to play at a local bar. Pretty
interesting to consider. Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 11:51 AM (ks6bw)
=====

All I remember is the 'folkies' and the 'bluesmen' hanging out together (Chicago area). I remember the movie 'Adventures in Babysitting' with the white suburbanites performing at House of Blues. I laughed myself silly over that movie. Nobody else seemed to like it but me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 11:57 AM (MIKMs)

155 There's a good blues documentary on the youtubes about the old early 1900s guys who lived and died in poverty, and part of it mentioned that they developed their unique sound because they didn't travel anywhere and heard very few other people play that weren't in their community or passing through to play at a local bar. Pretty interesting to consider.

Legend has it that the great Robert Johnson never traveled very far from home.

The history of the blues is a fascinating one to me. It's American as can be and historical too. That's part of why I love playing it.

"The blues is the facts of life." - unknown

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:58 AM (tRaq7)

156 he might have got lost en route. Sometimes those chicks just wander away from the post office.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 11:46 AM (/SISC)

Funny you mention that. My sister was looking at ordering some chickens and they send them through the post office. There are actually 526 mailable live animals according to the PO.

https://tinyurl.com/y7jsfd2b

Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 11:58 AM (/FL4O)

157 Musicians "borrowing" was mentioned in the earlier thread that I had to leave.

There's a good blues documentary on the youtubes about the old early 1900s guys who lived and died in poverty, and part of it mentioned that they developed their unique sound because they didn't travel anywhere and heard very few other people play that weren't in their community or passing through to play at a local bar. Pretty interesting to consider.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 11:51 AM (ks6bw)


Anyone who doesn't understand the connection between blues and rock, who thinks that long haired hippie dude is some sort of original genius guitar god, well, is just not paying attention.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 11:58 AM (Pz4pT)

158 So I see they're planning to tunnel thru the Pacheco Pass for HSR. Umm, why is that being restricted to your silly rail line? Would pay it self off quickly in "carbon emissions" alone if you let us drive it. (The Bay Area is ringed by mountains and it's quite a task to get thru the choke points to reach the Central Valley, I-5, and north-south freedom)

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 11:58 AM (cW490)

159 Posted by: W. Allen, R. Polanski and Subway Jared at January 20, 2018 11:52 AM (Pz4pT)


Or the sons.
Posted by: K. Spacey, B. Singer, and M. Huffington at January 20, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)

Word.

Posted by: J. Sandusky at January 20, 2018 11:58 AM (NWiLs)

160 But a bullet train will help poor immigrants who don't have papers come out of the shadows.

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2018 11:59 AM (aC6Sd)

161 "I'm gonna say, if your banging some dude's wife, he is far, far, very far from your best friend. "

Better Webb than me.

We still celebrate his daughter's birthday in our house.

Posted by: Bubba at January 20, 2018 11:59 AM (EyPfd)

162 136 121. great news rickl! Have to say: you are facing this like a champ. Your attitude has been tremendous.
Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 11:51 AM (SMd3b)


Thanks! I have to admit that I surprised myself with my attitude. When they first told me in the hospital that I had lung cancer, I felt oddly calm. I don't know where that came from.

Seriously, I was more upset when my parked car got hit about a month later.

Posted by: rickl at January 20, 2018 11:59 AM (sdi6R)

163 Nobody else seemed to like it but me.
Posted by: mustbequantum

Nobody gets outta here unless they sing da blues.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 11:59 AM (5wCUq)

164 5th porn star in 3 months dies.

Porn star Olivia Lua has passed away at 23, the latest in a string of deaths to rock the adult entertainment industry. LA Direct Models said they were 'deeply shocked and saddened' in a statement which suggested prescription drugs and alcohol could be to blame.


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 12:00 PM (+y/Ru)

165 149 Do you have CHF?

Yes. This has been the worst incident so far. Last Sat I couldn't breathe, which is scary AF.

But, I'm a lot better now. Will go play a gig tonight, which always makes me feel better even when I'm not feeling bad. And don't tempt me to do the catheter thingy...

And rickl, good luck on your treatments. And prayers up for everyone on Slappy's Prayer List and anyone else who needs them.

I love you guys.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:54 AM (tRaq7)

Holy shit, that is scary.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 12:00 PM (NWiLs)

166 153: fuckin aaaaaaa!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2018 12:00 PM (KP5rU)

167 The Small Hours

#MetalThread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7zEqc02RU

Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 12:00 PM (/FL4O)

168 All I remember is the 'folkies' and the 'bluesmen'
hanging out together (Chicago area). I remember the movie 'Adventures in
Babysitting' with the white suburbanites performing at House of Blues. I
laughed myself silly over that movie. Nobody else seemed to like it but
me.


Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 11:57 AM (MIKMs)


---

Maybe I should clarify by adding delta. Not that I don't enjoy some Chicago blues, but I tend to lean more towards the stuff out of South America.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 12:00 PM (ks6bw)

169 Anyone who doesn't understand the connection between blues and rock, who thinks that long haired hippie dude is some sort of original genius guitar god, well, is just not paying attention.

When Brian Jones started the Rolling Stones, all he wanted it to be was a blues cover band. I still find it bizarre that there was a whole musical community in Britain in the early 60's that was devoted to playing a form of music created by American blacks in the South.

Talk about yer cultural appropriation.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 12:01 PM (/SISC)

170 "I'm gonna say, if your banging some dude's wife, he is far, far, very far from your best friend. "


---

Probably the lead singer in the band you play drums for.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 12:02 PM (ks6bw)

171 Anybody getting a feel for the turnout of the first annual Donald J. Trump inauguration reunion tour and celebration?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 12:02 PM (EyPfd)

172
Legend has it that the great Robert Johnson never traveled very far from home.

Well legend also has it he went down to the cross roads to flag a ride out of town.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 12:02 PM (lKyWE)

173 I am watching snow melt and birds at the feeders. A good day to all.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 20, 2018 12:02 PM (C8LGv)

174 What did the drummer get on his IQ test ?

Drool

Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 12:03 PM (/FL4O)

175 There's a good blues documentary on the youtubes about the old early 1900s guys who lived and died in poverty, and part of it mentioned that they developed their unique sound because they didn't travel anywhere and heard very few other people play that weren't in their community or passing through to play at a local bar. Pretty interesting to consider.
------------------------
Legend has it that the great Robert Johnson never traveled very far from home.

The history of the blues is a fascinating one to me. It's American as can be and historical too. That's part of why I love playing it.

"The blues is the facts of life." - unknown
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 11:58 AM (tRaq7)


While I love the music, the blues are not "my" music. There is a distinct understanding I have, that I don't know it, because I don't live it. But I do appreciate it.

Seems to me, the early blues artists, the true originals, often lacked the skill of later practitioners, who took the template and made brilliant facsimiles. The many great guitarists of the 50s, 60s, and 70s... they openly "borrowed" from their earlier brothers, with style and beauty and grace.

But the ones who made shedloads of money, were the long haired white boys.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 12:03 PM (Pz4pT)

176 Peace Sells, but who's Buying?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u97vlcySD3E

#MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 12:03 PM (Ckg4U)

177 When these idiots bankrupt themselves, I'm going to snap when they ask for a taxpayer bailout for the state.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 12:04 PM (Sfs6o)

178 "What did the drummer get on his IQ test ?

Drool"

What are you trying to say, Mate?

Posted by: Sir Ringo at January 20, 2018 12:04 PM (EyPfd)

179 162. sending all good wishes your way, especially for complete recovery.

Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 12:05 PM (SMd3b)

180 What are you trying to say, Mate?
Posted by: Sir Ringo at January 20, 2018 12:04 PM (EyPfd)


gfy

Posted by: Pete Best at January 20, 2018 12:05 PM (/SISC)

181 164 5th porn star in 3 months dies.

Porn star Olivia Lua has passed away at 23, the latest in a string of deaths to rock the adult entertainment industry. LA Direct Models said they were 'deeply shocked and saddened' in a statement which suggested prescription drugs and alcohol could be to blame.


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Help! The Deranged Beavers Are Trying To Kill Me! at January 20, 2018 12:00 PM (+y/Ru)

That's messed up.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 20, 2018 12:06 PM (NWiLs)

182 But the ones who made shedloads of money, were the long haired white boys.
=====

Don't think Steve Goodman made shedloads of money, but he respected both traditions and melded them well (IMHO).

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 12:06 PM (MIKMs)

183 The rich part of CA wants to separate from the poor part. That sounds like political talk.

Posted by: gNewt at January 20, 2018 12:06 PM (+lSVr)

184 I'm going to snap when they ask for a taxpayer bailout for the state.

A smart man, of which there only seems to be one, would put conditions on that bailout. Maybe on our whole voting process, for one.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 12:06 PM (cW490)

185 Talk about yer cultural appropriation.

I had a good conversation with a music professor some years back (a gentlewoman of color, great pianist and a fan of prog-rock band Yes, go figure) about that. Strange that our British cousins could take our own music, make it wildly popular, then give it right back to us.

Not that I'm fussing or anything, but we could've easily done that to our own selves. And should have, since it was our music to begin with.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 12:07 PM (tRaq7)

186 158 So I see they're planning to tunnel thru the Pacheco Pass for HSR. Umm, why is that being restricted to your silly rail line? Would pay it self off quickly in "carbon emissions" alone if you let us drive it. (The Bay Area is ringed by mountains and it's quite a task to get thru the choke points to reach the Central Valley, I-5, and north-south freedom)
Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 11:58 AM (cW490)

High speed train... Tunnel... in a place FAMOUS for Earthquakes...

Yeah.... real F'n bright idea there guys...

Posted by: Don Q., Philosophizer at January 20, 2018 12:07 PM (NgKpN)

187 >> I tend to lean more towards the stuff out of South America.



Zamfir Flute, FTW!

Posted by: garrett at January 20, 2018 12:07 PM (90rUo)

188 When these idiots bankrupt themselves, I'm going to snap when they ask for a taxpayer bailout for the state.
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IL will get to the Fed trough and claim 'first'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 12:08 PM (MIKMs)

189 What did the drummer get on his IQ test ?

Drool

Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 12:03 PM (/FL4O)

Oh man, that's cruel...and funny.

Posted by: BignJames at January 20, 2018 12:08 PM (0+nbW)

190 A smart man, of which there only seems to be one, would put conditions on that bailout. Maybe on our whole voting process, for one.
Posted by: t-bird

I bet there are some guys in NYC willing to loan CA some money, but if they're not prompt in their repayment, Moonbeam will get his kneecaps broken.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 12:09 PM (5wCUq)

191 mika's thrall joey scarburro has released a muscial anthem for the woe mans march

who amongst the hoarde will risk insanity to hear this caterwal?

Posted by: azalea city at January 20, 2018 12:09 PM (WX+x0)

192 Anyone who doesn't understand the connection between blues and rock, who thinks that long haired hippie dude is some sort of original genius guitar god, well, is just not paying attention.
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When Brian Jones started the Rolling Stones, all he wanted it to be was a blues cover band. I still find it bizarre that there was a whole musical community in Britain in the early 60's that was devoted to playing a form of music created by American blacks in the South.

Talk about yer cultural appropriation.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 12:01 PM (/SISC)


There's some part of this that resonates today. Back in those days, when we were allegedly more rayciss than we are now, people all over the world were dipping into the cultures from other lands, those third world places where nothing of any value escapes these days.

Including the American South, for our Euro pals. Blacks would go over there, playing music mostly, and it had a deep impact on those young British rock and roll fellas.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 12:09 PM (Pz4pT)

193 Zamfir Flute, FTW!
Posted by: garrett at January 20, 2018 12:07 PM (90rUo)



There is no sound like the one that comes from the Greater Peruvia National Pan Flute and Vuvuzela Orchestra.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 20, 2018 12:09 PM (/SISC)

194
When Brian Jones started the Rolling Stones, all he wanted it to be was a blues cover band. I still find it bizarre that there was a whole musical community in Britain in the early 60's that was devoted to playing a form of music created by American blacks in the South.



Some argue that the old English and Irish folk music had a blusey spirit to it and that is were the appeal came from.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 20, 2018 12:09 PM (lKyWE)

195 Hangar 18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtsD2tBPZgo

#MetalThread

Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 12:10 PM (/FL4O)

196 Master of Puppets Full Album...

#MetalThread.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 12:10 PM (Ckg4U)

197 A California Tax Payer funded bail-out?

Like this?

https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=371786

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 12:10 PM (EyPfd)

198 175 Seems to me, the early blues artists, the true originals, often lacked the skill of later practitioners, who took the template and made brilliant facsimiles.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 20, 2018 12:03 PM (Pz4pT)


Between this comment and the fact that this is a #MetalThread, I was immediately reminded of the scene from Metalocalypse where an old school blues guitarist tries to teach two death metal guitarists how to play the blues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADoMfL78Mcc

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 20, 2018 12:10 PM (NL6wI)

199 Going on a 2 hour drive with a teenager who has his learner's permit.

Good thing my BP is good.

Posted by: blaster at January 20, 2018 12:11 PM (41qix)

200 "Good thing my BP is good."

For now.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 20, 2018 12:11 PM (EyPfd)

201 >>Some argue that the old English and Irish folk music had a blusey spirit to it and that is were the appeal came from.


I think that's where the drive came from. Compared to US Blues, the English stuff was damn near frantic as far as pacing goes.

Posted by: garrett at January 20, 2018 12:12 PM (90rUo)

202 Between this comment and the fact that this is a #MetalThread, I was immediately reminded of the scene from Metalocalypse where an old school blues guitarist tries to teach two death metal guitarists how to play the blues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADoMfL78Mcc
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik

I can'ts nots play fast.

Posted by: Skwisgaar at January 20, 2018 12:12 PM (5wCUq)

203 Metal Church

#MetalThread

https://tinyurl.com/ybykqzrw

Posted by: Son of Sam the butcher at January 20, 2018 12:12 PM (VJBq9)

204 High speed train... Tunnel... in a place FAMOUS for Earthquakes

Both LA and up here are ringed by serious mountainage. The only other solution would be a giant causeway (or tube-way or high-speed ferries.) just off the Pacific Coast because both areas are on the water.

Posted by: t-bird at January 20, 2018 12:13 PM (cW490)

205 Cultural appropriation: that scene in 'Zulu' with the sing-off between the Natal tribe and the Welsh tribe. Still gives me chills.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 20, 2018 12:13 PM (MIKMs)

206 It's a small step for CA's AG from threatening small companies with harsh penalties if they comply with federal immigration law to threatening small companies with penalties if they don't hire illegal immigrants.

Posted by: mrp at January 20, 2018 12:14 PM (Pqytn)

207 But the ones who made shedloads of money, were the long haired white boys.

Well, I've lived hard times in Alabama (had to live in my car for a while) so I have a passing familiarity with the genre. Got yanked away from more than a few water fountains in the segregated South during the Wallace era. People seem to forget that crap went both ways and how are thirsty little kids supposed to understand all that?

But yeah, what happened financially to many of the early blues musicians is a travesty. Many of them died poor when they shouldn't have and didn't need to. Their managers made out like the bandits they were. Bastages...

I hope that time is past in this digital era where you can pretty much control your musical career on your own.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 12:15 PM (tRaq7)

208 Houston's rail system is a billion dollar waste. If they wanted to make Houston more attractive to businesses they should have use the excess of a billion to dredge our bayous and put in more flood ponds and a pump system. You would think after five devastating floods in just over a decade they would have thought about it.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 20, 2018 11:28 AM (2DOZq)
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Rail keeps the money with family and friends. Start dredging bayous and creeks you bring in the EPA and the money goes to Obama.

And rail feeds their sweet spot of control whereas good drainage affords the peasants more freedom.

Posted by: gNewt at January 20, 2018 12:15 PM (+lSVr)

209 The economic super geniuses of the PRoC have decided to try to get a new tax. Any business that makes more than $1 million will have to give the state half of the savings from the new federal tax legislation.

It's early but that would mean (I think) that for every million after that the PRoC would extort 9% or $90,000.

I'm not a democrat (My IQ way too high) but I'm thinking this plan just might drive out a whole lot of corporations and their HQs out of the PRoC. I'm also thinking that takes a lot of high income earners that pay the highest state income tax out of the state too. Put that together and I see billions of tax revenue racing out of the PRoC.

I also predict that the economic super geniuses of the PRoC when passing this brilliant tax plan will make some economic super geniuses assumptions on how much of OPM this will bring in and spend like a drunken sailor. So double whammy, huge spending increases and gigantic losses of revenue. Sounds like a democrat-socialist plan to me. I might have to think of retiring to VZ.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 20, 2018 12:15 PM (3BFzK)

210 177
When these idiots bankrupt themselves, I'm going to snap when they ask for a taxpayer bailout for the state.

Posted by: Weasel at January 20, 2018 12:04 PM (Sfs6o)

Obama already did that to the tune of 500B of their worthless bonds.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 12:16 PM (mpXpK)

211 Cultural appropriation: that scene in 'Zulu' with the sing-off between the Natal tribe and the Welsh tribe. Still gives me chills.
Posted by: mustbequantum

The Natal had no tenor section. Advantage: Welsh.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 20, 2018 12:16 PM (5wCUq)

212 "Hangar 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtsD2tBPZgo
#MetalThread
"
-Posted by: jsg at January 20, 2018 12:10 PM (/FL4O)

Yes!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 20, 2018 12:16 PM (Ckg4U)

213 191. i'll pass. I'm going through the entire Bobby Sherman oeuvre today.

Posted by: kallisto at January 20, 2018 12:16 PM (VidtX)

214 Nothing stopping the people from filing a class action suit against the AG for breech of contract and fraud-he took an oath of office to uphold the laws of the land and now he's asserting he has no intention of upholding his oath so sue him.

Posted by: Rose at January 20, 2018 12:17 PM (30UCB)

215 There's some part of this that resonates today. Back in those days,
when we were allegedly more rayciss than we are now, people all over the
world were dipping into the cultures from other lands, those third
world places where nothing of any value escapes these days.


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There's a photo of three black women out shopping during the Harlem Renaissance that reminds me so much of the photo of the un-garbed Iranian women out shopping in the 70s.

I suspect it's for similar reasons.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 12:18 PM (ks6bw)

216 Just sent a message to Speaker Ryan urging him to see that the FISA memo is declassified and released. My own representative, Pat Tiberi, having resigned for no given reason, I thought Ryan was my only other choice. I want that thing released.

Posted by: Tuna at January 20, 2018 12:18 PM (jm1YL)

217 Should've written Persian, probably.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 20, 2018 12:19 PM (ks6bw)

218 214
Nothing stopping the people from filing a class action suit against the
AG for breech of contract and fraud-he took an oath of office to uphold
the laws of the land and now he's asserting he has no intention of
upholding his oath so sue him.

Posted by: Rose at January 20, 2018 12:17 PM (30UCB)

Virtually impossible to sue politician now. They make the laws and they are immune from almost all civil tort actions.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 20, 2018 12:19 PM (mpXpK)

219 Vulgar Display of Power

#MetalThread

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 20, 2018 12:20 PM (89T5c)

220 Rewriting because California keeps madly driving around the bend to find a new precipice to jump off of my Sci-Fi story set in a near future San Francisco after the feared Great Quake strikes again.

Now the area of California that encompasses SF, LA, Sacramento, and the areas immediately around it is called the People's Semi-Autonomous Republic of California. The rest of the US which includes northern California calls it Translandia.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 20, 2018 12:20 PM (pIpVu)

221 Posted by: Skwisgaar at January 20, 2018 12:12 PM (5wCUq)

I see your link and raise you this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdL36VKbMQ

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 20, 2018 12:20 PM (tRaq7)

222 I still find it bizarre that there was a whole musical community in Britain in the early 60's that was devoted to playing a f