Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/21/1

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The Saturday Night Joke

A young ventriloquist touring Norway puts on a show in a small fishing town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes.

Suddenly, a blonde woman in the fourth row stands up and starts shouting, "I've heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype Norwegian blonde women that way? What does the color of a woman's hair have to do with her worth as a human being? It’s men like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as people. It’s people like you that make others think that all blondes are dumb! You and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general, pathetically all in the name of humor!"

The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize, and the blonde interrupts yelling, "You stay out of this! I'm talking to that little shit on your lap."

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Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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A great prank, watch out for April Fool's Day and Homecoming week.


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Do you have Ninja skills? Do you want to make $85,000 a year? There may be just the job for you. One drawback is that you will have to move to Japan. h/t Hank Curmudgeon

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A Go-Fund Me campaign for these would be awesome. A Moron purchasing one certainly would make MoMes MOAR interesting. h/t red1c14

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Need some cuteness? Want to smile? Here ya go. This should work.


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I bet Mr. Mike Hammer doesn't bitch when he mixes concrete.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


Not only does it sound good. It is also healthy for you.

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Just because...........


And because. Again..........


Because. Really, really, because...........


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Yummy. Can't understand why Black Currant flavored Fanta soda in Bahrain has been retired.


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0-2 on dating on one night.


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WHY?


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Live streaming? Be careful or you could end up as a Genius Award Winner.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Duke.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. No refunds, no exchanges. All ONTs are final.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:01 PM




Comments

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1 You're all seeing this too, right?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (gUCYC)

2 Oooh, girthy!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (gUCYC)

3 top ten?

Posted by: morigu at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (N/con)

4 I like ice cream

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (pHfeF)

5 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (e9G8E)

6 Bold, I like that too

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (pHfeF)

7 The Emboldening...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (e9G8E)

8 No, Eris.

They told you to not take the brown acid.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:02 PM (fuK7c)

9 Bold choice for an ONT!

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 10:02 PM (M+sEY)

10 Rather jumps out at one, dunnit?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:02 PM (e9G8E)

11 "Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Throw in Cameron's house and we'll talk.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:03 PM (y87Qq)

12 maybe top ten?

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 10:03 PM (yJ1e6)

13 That is a strange group of retired flavors

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 10:03 PM (pHfeF)

14 *wonders how the Lesbian Sleepover went last night...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (e9G8E)

15 I'm not sure I am here.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (vFd8X)

16 Ok what did we do to deserve Status Quo and Yoko in the same thread?

Posted by: Tuna at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (jm1YL)

17 I love John Wayne. The world needs more men like him, he smoked, he drank, he was tough as nails and hot as hell!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (DAdSz)

18 *wonders how the Lesbian Sleepover went last night...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (e9G8E)


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=376180#c29190212

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (y87Qq)

19 Present!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (txw6d)

20 Good evening people. And by people I mean all you funny little grey boxes.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:06 PM (sM+h7)

21 Yeezus, that veggie ensemble goes on for frickin' forever.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:06 PM (gUCYC)

22 Today's weather was very groovy moody blues by the crickets. Liked it. All it needed was a little fog.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 10:06 PM (vFd8X)

23 Genius Award:

It's alleged that around 4.20am, a group of four men had forced entry to a shed at the back of his property. "... then relocating to another address where they allegedly consumed drugs."

Pass the dutchie . . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (N1ZXu)

24 "Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


Before or after it gets destroyed?

Posted by: davidt at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (SV/HG)

25 I don't think the bagpipe thing will work. Everyone will cover their ears and miss the truck going by ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (AoK0a)

26 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

27 25 I don't think the bagpipe thing will work. Everyone will cover their ears and miss the truck going by ...
Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (AoK0a)

Bagpipes make me want to grab my claymore and start slaying Englishmen.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:08 PM (NWiLs)

28 15 I'm not sure I am here.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (vFd8X)

Doing Cartesian skepticism one better?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

29
The Houston Area Hound Association had its raffle at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows this week. It made some $3300 for a scholarship fund in memory of a talented young handler who tragically died on her 22nd birthday.

The item that attracted the greatest number of bids, that there were almost fights over was... a pair of scissors.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 21, 2018 10:09 PM (LsBY9)

30 Cheers!

Any evening spent with the Duke and my friends I grey boxes is a good one!

I thought MisHum only drank coffee.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:09 PM (8kkL4)

31 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

32 Posted by: Tuna at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (jm1YL)

Feeling guilty about something?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (3Pma+)

33 Insomniac you have all of us!
Sorry, I couldn*t find a catchy retro tune quick enough!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (DAdSz)

34 Before or after it gets destroyed?
Posted by: davidt at July 21, 2018 10:07 PM (SV/HG)

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There were 3 made, 2 fully functional, and a rolling chassis for the wipeout scene.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (+1YDx)

35 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in case anyone needs it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (txw6d)

36 Meh, I read the content.

Posted by: Gmac - 'All politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (qZdIZ)

37 Is "yoko ono sings horribly" the description of the video, or a statement of fact and just incidental to the video's content?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (y87Qq)

38 re: Whiskey truck

Remember milkmen way back when? While stationed in Italy in the mid-80's there was a delivery guy who would bring you crates of wine and German beer weekly to military housing. Soooo convenient!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (di1hb)

39 31 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (NWiLs)
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Did you say Yes?

Go for it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (gUCYC)

40 Hey everybody.

My 13-year-old niece is blonde. I and family intend to teach her all the dumb blonde jokes, so she can preemptively cut off anybody who tries them on her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:12 PM (km8m2)

41 35 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in case anyone needs it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (txw6d)

I...I have no words.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

42 very young John Wayne movie, one of my favorites, Shephard of the Hills, very handsome dude

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at July 21, 2018 10:12 PM (YuQLm)

43 if yer playing bagpipe music from the truck, you better be serving whisky, AKA scotch.

whiskey is bourbon.

that is all.


Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 10:13 PM (a66nm)

44 LIVE from New Zealand! It's Saturday Night Virtuaaaaaal.
/Don Pardo

Posted by: mindful webworker - please clap light is on at July 21, 2018 10:13 PM (lMyeR)

45 http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86post=376180#c29190212

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM


Thanks, Hog!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (e9G8E)

46 Pretty sure Kelton "EZ Rider" Griffin has a date for tonight. Not quite 5'8 in a TN jail... yeah, good luck with that

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (N1ZXu)

47 39 31 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (NWiLs)
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Did you say Yes?

Go for it!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (gUCYC)

Wrong kind of being fucked.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (NWiLs)

48 Bagpipes make me want to grab my claymore and start slaying Englishmen.
Posted by: Insomniac


"Never!," he cried, "Never shall ye get me alive
Ye rotten hound of the burnie crew!"
Well I snatched fer the blade and a Claymore cut and thrust
And I fell down before him round his feet ...

Posted by: Adriane the Claymore Critic ... at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (AoK0a)

49 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber

Pickle Riiiick!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (N1ZXu)

50 "You stay out of this!"

Saw the punchline coming from a mile away. Still funny.

Posted by: mindful webworker - kind of a blondish kind of gray at July 21, 2018 10:15 PM (lMyeR)

51 Thanks, Hog!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:14 PM (e9G8E)


Hey man, thank Miley. I just post links to stuff.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:15 PM (y87Qq)

52 You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

And those dings from when it backed out of the glass garage and went careening down the hillside - that'll buff right out.

Posted by: mindful webworker - anyone? anyone? at July 21, 2018 10:18 PM (lMyeR)

53 Canada. Leopard tanks. I'm sensing an opportunity for AOP here.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2018 10:18 PM (0ogQG)

54 Gee, I wouldn't mind having a Leopard tank. I wonder how much fuel it would use running to my place from Wainwright? I think one would flatten my poor old trailer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (bNb8V)

55 And those dings from when it backed out of the glass garage and went careening down the hillside - that'll buff right out.
Posted by: mindful webworker - anyone? anyone? at July 21, 2018 10:18 PM (lMyeR)

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See #34

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (+1YDx)

56 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass
cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in
case anyone needs it.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM


https://preview.tinyurl.com/55cbtn

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (e9G8E)

57 Why punctuation is important: "Man Steals Date's Car" v. "Man Steals, Dates Car"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (N1ZXu)

58 MILEY: Be sure to rinse off that cucumber first.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (C+wjz)

59 Good Saturday evening, horde!

Off I go to shower before bed.

Be back in a while.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (QU+qf)

60 Hey man, thank Miley. I just post links to stuff.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:15 PM


Never would found that without your help!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (e9G8E)

61 I love bagpipes. I blast Saor Patrol through the house when I'm cleaning. It revs me up.

If it's not Scottish, it' crap!

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (XoAz8)

62 Why punctuation is important: "Man Steals Date's Car" v. "Man Steals, Dates Car"
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (N1ZXu)

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"Let's eat, Grandma!".

"Lets eat Grandma!".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (+1YDx)

63 John Wayne is the best. His children adored him.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (+Tibp)

64 Pretty awesome...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xfWPqRtozh0

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:22 PM (PUmDY)

65 I guess folks are out having lives. Good for them.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

66 There were 3 made, 2 fully functional, and a rolling chassis for the wipeout scene.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (+1YDx)

And they aren't real Ferraris, just copies, with V8 engines. Probably better, more durable cars overall than the actual Ferraris that they copied, but imitations nevertheless.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (bNb8V)

67 M1A1/REOPADO 2 DORIFTOOOOOOO

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

(I like how the turbine/diesel noises are so distinct)

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (y87Qq)

68 MILEY: Be sure to rinse off that cucumber first.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (C+wjz)

Oh no, this isn't for me. I have a dedicated team of sex toys.
Besides, it' uncomfortably large. And unwaxed.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d)

69 If it's not Scottish, it' crap!

Yeah, that Cuban bag pipping is worse than Yoko....

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (LOq4H)

70 I think it's just Duke Wayne, not The Duke. Like I'm Grump, not The Grump.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (yQpMk)

71 I need to win the lottery so I can bring this to the TX MoMee:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybhwq4ru

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (0ReGO)

72 I like black current flavor in general. If Fanta offered it in the US I'd definitely try it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (UENOA)

73 I lurves black currant.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:25 PM (txw6d)

74 https://preview.tinyurl.com/55cbtn
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 10:19 PM (e9G8E)

I laughed at "A cucumber never wants to get it on when your nails are wet"

Tomorrow I'm getting a pedicure, so...

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:25 PM (8kkL4)

75 Bueller's Day Off was filmed in Northbrook, just north of where I grew up, in Evanston. I seem to remember driving the Ravines up there where that house is. Fun area of Chicago to grow up, especially back then.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (sM+h7)

76 Now summertime's here babe, need somethin' to keep you cool
Ah now summertime's here babe, need somethin' to keep you cool
Better look out now though, Dave's got somethin' for you
Tell ya what it is

I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by, oh my my
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on a second baby

I got Old Fashioned Whiskey Cokes or shots

I'm your Whiskey man, baby, stop me when I'm passin' by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on, one more

Well, I'm usually passin' by just about eleven o'clock
Huh ha, I never stop, I'm usually passin' by, just around eleven o'clock
And if you let me cool you one time, you'll be my regular stop
All right boys

I got bim bam banana pops, dixie cups
I'll flavors and push ups too

I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy, yes
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
They say all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
Ah, one time

I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
I'm your Whiskey man, stop me when I'm passin' by
They say all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
One time, boys
I'm your Whiskey man
I'm your Whiskey man
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-baby
Ah my, my, my
All my flavors are guaranteed to satis-uh-fy
Ow


Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (YdakM)

77 MILEY. That cucumber is sadly disappointed.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (C+wjz)

78 My 13-year-old niece is blonde. I and family intend to teach her all the dumb blonde jokes, so she can preemptively cut off anybody who tries them on her.


You'll need a brunet as an interpreter.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (yQpMk)

79 Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:20 PM (C+wjz)

Especially rinse it off afterwards Miley.

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (kiSdp)

80 Insomniac: Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody

♪ I got no money so I can't get laid... ♪

(The world of misheard lyrics.)

(changes channel)

♪ Saturday night and everybody have fu-un.
You don' know but I'm a-havin' me so-ome.
Left me alone thought I would cry-y.
All alone you thought I would die.
Havin' a wild weekend
Havin' a wild weekend
Reelin' and a-rockin'
Rockin' and a-rollin' ♪

Posted by: mindful webworker - Dave Clark not Dick Clark at July 21, 2018 10:27 PM (lMyeR)

81 Anyone seen the Bonobos masculinity commercial? It deserves to be sent to the deepest regions of Hell.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (J70i0)

82 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d)

That's the second time today you've used the term "team" and I'm picturing them all harnessed to a sleigh, festively snorting steam into the winter night or something.

Tee hee.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)

83 70 I think it's just Duke Wayne, not The Duke. Like I'm Grump, not The Grump.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:24 PM (yQpMk)

I'd have to say its 'The Duke', John Wayne...

Just like 'The King' Elvis Presley...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NgKpN)

84 I got no money so I can't get laid...

Truth.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

85 I'd rather have a bourbon truck that drove around playing bluegrass.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (Izzlo)

86 ..."Besides, it's uncomfortably large. And unwaxed."
-Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d)

If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were describing Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (Ckg4U)

87 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH3CXmhZoYo

Saor Patrol - "Upyerockye"

Love this music!

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (XoAz8)

88 And they aren't real Ferraris, just copies, with V8 engines. Probably better, more durable cars overall than the actual Ferraris that they copied, but imitations nevertheless.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (bNb8V)

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Yeah, most likely jacked up Ford Windsor 351s with quad 4 barrel double pumpers.

It would be scary as hell to drop the hammer on one of those with such a small, light chassis.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (+1YDx)

89 All this talk of cucumbers has me wondering if this is Nookie Night all over the world.


Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (8kkL4)

90 I lurves black currant.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:25 PM (txw6d)

I have a black currant bush here at stately Peon Manor, but I am lucky to get a half-dozen juicy berries off it. Birds clean me out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (bNb8V)

91 You'll need a brunet as an interpreter.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (yQpMk)

Like she'll remember them 10 minutes later. Plus she'll have to sit perfectly still while hearing them because doing two things at once is too much for a blonde.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (J70i0)

92 89 All this talk of cucumbers has me wondering if this is Nookie Night all over the world.


Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (8kkL4)

Not in my corner of it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

93 Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (XoAz

I was surprised at how different Scottish (almost forgot the c, which would be embarrassing) pipes sounded from Irish piping. To me Irish was much harsher and strident. I sort of liked the Scottish sound though.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 21, 2018 10:30 PM (UENOA)

94 Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe you should try an online dating site.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:30 PM (8kkL4)

95 That's the second time today you've used the term
"team" and I'm picturing them all harnessed to a sleigh, festively
snorting steam into the winter night or something.



Tee hee.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)

A troika, to be precise. They all have to work together. It helps to have a choreographer.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (txw6d)

96 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wyQ-tScuzwM

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (PUmDY)

97 89
All this talk of cucumbers has me wondering if this is Nookie Night all over the world.







Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (8kkL4)


It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

Posted by: Billy Jeff at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (sXefu)

98 Kateurday ONT Compliance Videos

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020731020793065473

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020731706423332864

Posted by: kbdabear at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (0Ntuf)

99 Cucumber, cucumber, make me a match!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:31 PM (km8m2)

100 a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine.

Which Moron was saying, a while back, that instead of putting the hyphen before the "ass" word (missing in the above quote) move it to after. I've been applying that since I read it and it's pretty funny.

Big ass-cucumber.

Posted by: mindful webworker - good time-Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (lMyeR)

101 Anyone seen the Bonobos masculinity commercial?
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (J70i0)


This is the only thing that came to mind for "Bonobo" so... I haven't seen it, no. Probably for the best. I'm OK with this instead.

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

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (y87Qq)

102 94 Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe you should try an online dating site.
Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:30 PM (8kkL4)

That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

103 I like the whiskey truck idea.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (sdi6R)

104 Try speed dating. And if you know how to hotwire a car, you can date multiple women in one night all over your county!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (N1ZXu)

105 If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were describing Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:28 PM (Ckg4U)

Uncomfortably large, or unwaxed?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (txw6d)

106 OK... need some Horde knowledge...


Need a new truck... don't really want a full size... but 4x4 a must.


so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (NgKpN)

107 Not in my corner of it.

For some of us tonight is wondering if I will ever finish the pool deck or will the pool deck finish me.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (LOq4H)

108 The Irish Ullean pipes are much sweeter sounding than the scots bag pipes.
Also easier to tune.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commenter at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (w7KSn)

109 John Wayne is the best. His children adored him.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 10:21 PM (+Tibp)

That's high praise for anyone. The first thing that got me to consider Trump seriously was that, even with the divorces, he seemed to have genuinely good relationships with his kids (of all ages). He seems to really like his grandkids too, which is more than can be said for Hillary.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (UENOA)

110 So what does everyone think Anthony Weiner is most likely doing in his jail cell right now?:

a) trying to give himself a blowjob
b) drawing naked women on the wall
c) fapping like the wind

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (km8m2)

111 "Uncomfortably large, or unwaxed?"
-Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (txw6d)

Yes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:34 PM (Ckg4U)

112 Yeah, most likely jacked up Ford Windsor 351s with quad 4 barrel double pumpers.

It would be scary as hell to drop the hammer on one of those with such a small, light chassis.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (+1YDx)

Judging from the photo, it's four dual-throat Weber downdraft carbs, so one venturi per cylinder. Keeping the Italian engineering look, too.

I imagine driving it would be very similar to driving a Shelby Cobra.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:34 PM (bNb8V)

113 That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

Have a glass of wine before you write your profile. Have fun with it.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (8kkL4)

114 Bueller's Day Off was filmed in Northbrook, just north of where I grew up, in Evanston. I seem to remember driving the Ravines up there where that house is. Fun area of Chicago to grow up, especially back then.
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:26 PM (sM+h7)

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Well hey there, past almost neighbor. Born and spent the first 24 of my 29 to the 26th anniversary years in Park Ridge. Maine South High School.

Our movie claim to fame was that parts of the Blues Brothers were filmed there.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (+1YDx)

115 Besides, it' uncomfortably large. And unwaxed.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (DMUuz)

116 a) trying to give himself a blowjob

b) drawing naked women on the wall

c) fapping like the wind

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (km8m2)


d) Shaving my balls.
Tomorrow is "date night".

Posted by: Tony W. at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (sXefu)

117 113 That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

Have a glass of wine before you write your profile. Have fun with it.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:35 PM (8kkL4)

Damn... I've done VERY well with online dating over the years...

Does that mean I'm in the top 20%???


Who woulda thunk it?

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (NgKpN)

118 So what does everyone think Anthony Weiner is most likely doing in his jail cell right now?:


Huh. I just looked that up. He's actually in prison.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (fuK7c)

119 so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (NgKpN)

Can't really go wrong with an F150, but Tacomas are pretty much bullet proof if you're looking for a truck to beat the hell out of for work.

Chevy and Dodge trucks have always struck me as flimsy somehow, despite all the bullshit marketing campaigns.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (BRvh1)

120 Need a new truck... don't really want a full size... but 4x4 a must.


so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM (NgKpN)

Mahindra? Are there even any mid-size or small pickups left in the North American marketplace?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (bNb8V)

121 Judging from the photo, it's four dual-throat Weber downdraft carbs----



I remember balancing Webers on my Dads MGB.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (YdakM)

122 Who"s bothering you now?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:38 PM (PUmDY)

123 That would be futile. The studies show the ladies on
those dating sights rate 80-90% of the men as below average and thus
worthless. I am not in the top 10-20% of men.


Posted by: Insomniac
---
Insomniac - I was in my 50s when I started dating again and used a online dating site. I'm not a good looking guy, just a normal shulb. I dated as much as I wanted too only limited by time and $$ and many times, the ladies asked me out.
I asked my *work spouse* what the hell was up - she told me, *Look dumbass, you're single, have a job, straight, and not a complete ass. That's pretty rare in todays dating scene.*

Maybe give it a try. Im thinking that describes you too. Well, except for the very last part.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 10:38 PM (9rIkM)

124 Born and spent the first 24 of my 29 to the 26th anniversary years in Park Ridge. Maine South High School.


You spent 24 years in high school? Whoa!

Posted by: Spiccoli at July 21, 2018 10:38 PM (fuK7c)

125 I remember balancing Webers on my Dads MGB.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (YdakM)

Friends TR4A.... damn thing had 3 2 barrels...


Ran like a Raped Ape when balanced, but damn it was hard to get to run right...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:39 PM (NgKpN)

126 Mahindra? Are there even any mid-size or small pickups left in the North American marketplace?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (bNb8V)


Aren't the Rangers supposed to be coming back, and the Hilux coming out in the US next year or something? I thought I heard that.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (y87Qq)

127 Can't really go wrong with an F150, but Tacomas are pretty much bullet proof if you're looking for a truck to beat the hell out of for work.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (BRvh1)

Mr. H hates his F150. It's one of the newer models with the engine that cuts off when sitting still.

I drive a Camry, and it's awesome. I told him he should get the full size Toyota truck, he thinks they are too expensive.

You get what you pay for.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (8kkL4)

128 118 So what does everyone think Anthony Weiner is most likely doing in his jail cell right now?:


Huh. I just looked that up. He's actually in prison.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (fuK7c)


To think that he was on a fast track to become the Mayor of New York City. So they got DeBolshevik instead.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

129 I have no illusions about my dating market value. I'm not tall, I'm not rich, I'm not high-status, I'm divorced, I'm middle-aged, I have kids, I have no stability and no prospects for the future. As far as that scene goes, I'm basically garbage.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

130 Gotta go. Not feeling so well. I still have the eight and thirteen-year-old to look after tomorrow.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*waves at Miley*

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (Ckg4U)

131 "you're single, have a job, straight,"

Swee -

"and not a complete ass"

There's ALWAYS a catch. Darn.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (N1ZXu)

132 I remember balancing Webers on my Dads MGB.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:37 PM (YdakM)

If I had cubic $$$, and wanted to reproduce that look, I would gut out the Webers, hide a fuel injection nozzle in each one, and run the whole thing on an ECM like any modern car.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (bNb8V)

133 "24 "Here's your chance to purchase a part of history. You can purchase the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


Before or after it gets destroyed?"

Just stop the movie right before it gets to the destroyed part and then it will be in good condition to buy.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (lD3vL)

134 >> Big ass-cucumber.

I've got one of those.

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (8O3HH)

135 As far as that scene goes, I'm basically garbage.


You underestimate the desperation of women. Set you sights low enough and you will find companionship and wet places for your willie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 10:42 PM (fuK7c)

136 My high school alma mater movie and theater claim to fame..........Grease!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:42 PM (DAdSz)

137 Aren't the Rangers supposed to be coming back, and the Hilux coming out in the US next year or something? I thought I heard that.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (y87Qq)

I saw a Ranger at the NY auto show this spring.

Looks like a damn miniature of a Toyota Tundra.

Which is basically the same size as what the F150 used to be before they blew it up into the Ferd F-teen-thousand it is now.

What the hell, Ford. What the hell.

If Toyota does a good job with the Hilux (which I assume will just be a revamped Tacoma with some interior goodies), I might be a buyer.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 10:42 PM (BRvh1)

138 131 "you're single, have a job, straight,"

Swee -

"and not a complete ass"

There's ALWAYS a catch. Darn.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (N1ZXu)


Check.
Check.
Check.
Shit.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

139 Hey rickl, in re: your 665 on the last thread, do you live in or near CT by any chance?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (y87Qq)

140
We're in... the Yoko Zone!

Posted by: otho at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (LkFnL)

141 >> Besides, it' uncomfortably large. And unwaxed.

Those little spines can be a problem, I think. The little bumps might be nice. Waxing would indeed be indicated.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (8O3HH)

142 Need a new truck... don't really want a full size... but 4x4 a must.
so, Chevy Colorado? F150? Tacoma? Dodge?
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:33 PM


F150 is full size.

I recently bought a Tundra. I didn't consider the Tacoma, as the current generation has some dissing on the forums compared to the previous one. Toyotas are fantastic longevity-wise.

Ford seems to have some issues with the Eco-boost engines.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (DMUuz)

143 Before or after it gets destroyed?"

Just stop the movie right before it gets to the destroyed part and then it will be in good condition to buy.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2018 10:41 PM (lD3vL)

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Thus proving not many people read the post content, or follow along down the comments.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (+1YDx)

144 139 Hey rickl, in re: your 665 on the last thread, do you live in or near CT by any chance?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (y87Qq)


No, PA.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (sdi6R)

145 No love for Dodge trucks here?

I have a bro-in-law who loves 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (km8m2)

146 I have no illusions about my dating market value. I'm not tall, I'm not rich, I'm not high-status, I'm divorced, I'm middle-aged, I have kids, I have no stability and no prospects for the future. As far as that scene goes, I'm basically garbage.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

Stop giving excuses, get off your butt and give it a shot. What have you got to lose? I think you're an interesting human being with a lot to offer.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (8kkL4)

147 I've got one of those

Too bad it's attached to a big ass psychotic.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:45 PM (LOq4H)

148 No, PA.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (sdi6R)


About how long ago would this have been (the filming at the disused hospital)?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:45 PM (y87Qq)

149 -
--
Big ass-cucumber.


---------------------------------

Ass-Cucumbers are available in many sizes.

-----------------

Posted by: Anal Attentive at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (BShhQ)

150 And they aren't real Ferraris, just copies, with V8 engines. Probably better, more durable cars overall than the actual Ferraris that they copied, but imitations nevertheless.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Ferrari should sell kits.

Posted by: Jean at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (7/gO3)

151 Big ass-cucumber.
I've got one of those.
Posted by: Hope Solo


That's nothing. I have a big ass-autocucumber.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (Tyii7)

152 Goodnight, {{{Slap}}}!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (txw6d)

153 Happy Saturday horde, just checking in, I've got some alone time which is very precious to me, I'm going to listen to some music, I'll be back.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (nWc4E)

154 I have a black currant bush here at stately Peon
Manor, but I am lucky to get a half-dozen juicy berries off it. Birds
clean me out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:29 PM (bNb8V)

Netting.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (txw6d)

155 I have a big ass-autocucumber.
Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 10:46 PM (Tyii7)


I continue to insist that you get superior warm analog tone from tube cucumber.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (y87Qq)

156 Friends TR4A.... damn thing had 3 2 barrels...


Ran like a Raped Ape when balanced, but damn it was hard to get to run right...
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:39 PM (NgKpN)

I once worked for couple of years in a VW specialty shop. Some guy brought in a Porsche 911 for a tune-up, and the shop owner saddled me with the job. Did it by the book; back and forth with my Uni-Syn, balancing the airflow between the six venturis of the dual triple-throat Weber carbs. Even did a round-the-block road test, and it seemed OK to me.

And the car's owner was very happy with it, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (bNb8V)

157 Nite all, tired here from working outside.

Only day off this week, we worked the Dog Park cookout today. Think we raised about $700. That was worth getting sunburned.

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 10:48 PM (yJ1e6)

158 Dinosaur down! Dinosaur down!

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:48 PM (CDGwz)

159 Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:36 PM (NgKpN)

Define "very well". Let's hear some good stories.

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (kiSdp)

160 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (Zogyx)

161 Cheribebe: For true male hotness, no one beats Yul Brynner.
There's nothing wrong with John Wayne, mind you. I love nothing more than a good John Wayne movie (and the fact that he still drives liberals bat shit crazy), but Sexy Baldy leaves the Duke and any other contender in the dust. Pure sex on two legs.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- formerly Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (luqzw)

162 160 Good evening.
Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (Zogyx)

Says you.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

163 If I had cubic $$$, and wanted to reproduce that look, I would gut out the Webers, hide a fuel injection nozzle in each one, and run the whole thing on an ECM like any modern car.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I had a 1970 Buick GS 350. If I had cubic $$$ I would own a a restomod of that car. With a LS motor, modern suspension and Wilwood brakes. Oh and cutouts to piss people off occasionally.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (YdakM)

164 148
About how long ago would this have been (the filming at the disused hospital)?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:45 PM (y87Qq)


It was a few years ago. Five? Probably longer than I think.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (sdi6R)

165 I bet Mr. Mike Hammer doesn't bitch when he mixes concrete.
-------------

I use my smartphone app.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (CDGwz)

166 Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200mph (link to Fox Business)

https://tinyurl.com/ydxrkafu

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (km8m2)

167 Dinosaur down! Dinosaur down!

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:48 PM (CDGwz)


Yoshi!

Posted by: Mario at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (sXefu)

168 Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (8kkL4)

I have extreme issues with rejection and failure, which also doesn't help.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

169 Netting.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:47 PM (txw6d)

That's an idea. But the bush is pretty dinky, and it just straggles on and on. Even if the birds got none, and all the berries ripened at once, there wouldn't be enough for a pie.

I should go to a nursery, and get some good berry bushes, and raspberry canes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:51 PM (bNb8V)

170 "Well hey there, past almost neighbor. Born and spent the first 24 of my 29 to the 26th anniversary years in Park Ridge. Maine South High School."
Posted by: Calm Mentor


Hey Calm. Played some football at ETHS, I seem to remember having played you guys. You know, back before I was 29 also.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (sM+h7)

171 Those little spines can be a problem, I think. The little bumps might be nice. Waxing would indeed be indicated.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 10:43 PM (8O3HH)

They wax 'em to keep the moisture in.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (txw6d)

172 Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (CDGwz)

Golf clap

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (3Pma+)

173 If I had cubic $$$, and wanted to reproduce that look, I would gut out the Webers, hide a fuel injection nozzle in each one, and run the whole thing on an ECM like any modern car.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------

The Ferrari mafia would hunt you down and do rude things to you.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:53 PM (CDGwz)

174
How about an fully automatic ass-cucumber? Rock 'n' roll buggery.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 10:54 PM (8O3HH)

175 Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 10:40 PM (8kkL4)

You realize you can turn off the stop/start right?

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 10:54 PM (kiSdp)

176 Captain Josepha, hmm Yul does have a badassedness about him but he was a bit short.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (DAdSz)

177 Things I've learned about living in San Antonio.

Nice movie theaters (Of those, the best are *not* Alamo Drafthouse).

Liquor is cheaper here.

When surrounded by opportunity it is still possible for someone to fail utterly.

Bummer.

Posted by: Robert fucking gives up at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (Zogyx)

178 Rock 'n' roll buggery sounds like it's for young people.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (txw6d)

179 PK, back now, all clean and softened and good-smelling and stuff!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (QU+qf)

180 Holy cow. The redacted FISA indictment is shameful. What a bunch of liars.

Posted by: LAsue at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (Z48ZB)

181 Dating advice:

When you do finally go out with a female, be sure to regale her at length with how you're always depressed, long-time lonely, and never meet anybody nice. Emphasize your worst points. Gets their mommy-sympathy glands going every time.

Says a guy who hasn't dated since Ford pardoned Nixon.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (lMyeR)

182 PK, back now, all clean and softened and good-smelling and stuff!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (QU+qf)

Would you like a cucumber?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (txw6d)

183 Yeah... I need a 4x4 for skiing... want a full size bed to haul toys...

Really hard to find a damn truck under 35K...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (NgKpN)

184 Hey Calm. Played some football at ETHS, I seem to remember having played you guys. You know, back before I was 29 also.
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 10:52 PM (sM+h7)

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I'm sure we did, and if the timing was right, you may have seen me on the field. I was the running back in the white/red away game jersey, if we were playing on your turf.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (+1YDx)

185 Says you.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

It's a social nicety one abides by and never means. I'm being....shit, what's the word...polite.

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (Zogyx)

186 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?

Survey says...?

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz8)

187 Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 10:56 PM (lMyeR)

I don't think that would be an effective strategy. Gals want winners, not losers.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (NWiLs)

188 John Wayne had an Airedale dog named "Duke" which is reported to be the source of his nickname.

Posted by: Marion Morrison at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (eQiEB)

189 My Tribe is takin' it to the Rangers. Wahoo.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (Tyii7)

190 It was a few years ago. Five? Probably longer than I think.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (sdi6R)


Allentown?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (y87Qq)

191 5' 10" or taller.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (C+wjz)

192 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?



Survey says...?

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz

5'8" and up?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (txw6d)

193 Good news: I found a tasty-sounding New Mexico red chile sauce recipe online today.

Bad news: It was at a site called "Brand New Vegan." Hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (km8m2)

194 Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200mph (link to Fox Business)

https://tinyurl.com/ydxrkafu
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:50 PM (km8m2)

Well, they haven't revealed a flying car. They have revealed their concept of what a flying car might look like. And they all look goofy as hell. And ready to auger into the ground if one motor stops running. Go long on a accident-scene chalk.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (bNb8V)

195 5'9" and up. cause down sorta defeats the whole "tall" thing.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (LOq4H)

196 It's a social nicety one abides by and never means. I'm being....shit, what's the word...polite.
Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (Zogyx)

Heh. It's like when someone asks "How are you?" and you say "fine" or some such. They don't really want to know how you are, and you aren't going to tell them how you're really doing, either.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

197 192 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?



Survey says...?

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz

5'8" and up?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (txw6d)

Yup...


Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...


/facepalm

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NgKpN)

198 AOP, wait 'til you see your insurance bill :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (km8m2)

199 Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2018 10:44 PM (DMUuz)

Are Tacomas still breaking camshaft and tailgates?

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (kiSdp)

200 I thnk women are considered tall over 5 ft 7 inches

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (DAdSz)

201 >> At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?

Taller than you? Like the liberal definition of rich.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (8O3HH)

202 RANT of the DAY

When the Supergirl TV series started, I had some hope for it. They actress they cast was picture-perfect from the comics, and cute in the suit to boot. I liked the way they were promoting the show as kid-friendly, showing little girls dressed up super and looking up to her. Maybe this would rescue the character after that sad Supergirl movie.

Season 1 was tolerable. They had fun. They hat-tipped old series with the movie Supergirl as Mom and the Lois & Clark Clark actor as Dad. They made short, red-headed, freckle-faced Jimmy Olson into a big black guy because of course they did. Calista had some good lines.

Season 2 was Lesbian Action Gals - neither integral to the storytelling nor erotic, so plainly there only for social justice warrioring. Also, in DC-CW universe, Supergirl proves stronger, faster, and smarter than Superman. Because of course she is.

Season 3 toned down the Lez stuff a little bit, but then at the end they went all anti-2A. The agency supposed to defend us from extraterrestrial threats decided to use sandbags and rubber bullets instead of all the high-tech weaponry they had that's proven to work against rampaging superpowered extraterrestrials. Because of course.

And now Season 4 trailer comes out.

"The Universe is vast.
They come from outer space. [shot of many spaceships in the sky]
They take our jobs, our culture...."

I can see where this is going. Arrgggh. No thank you. For three seasons we've seen how extraterrestrial refugees have not only been welcomed to earth, but are fitting right in, when they can, assimilating and drinking at bars. Like Men in Black. Suddenly now we have to go all open borders for an invading mass because Trump?

As Bill the Cat would say, pttthhhbbbb.

/END RANT

Had to go somewhere, or I'd've had to save it as a text file and then I'd never see it again because too many files.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (lMyeR)

203 Bad news: It was at a site called "Brand New Vegan." Hmmm...
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (km8m2)


There's absolutely nothing wrong, in and of itself, with a vegan dish. Especially a sauce or a side. Guacamole is vegan.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:01 PM (y87Qq)

204 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?

Survey says...?
Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 10:57 PM (XoAz

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That is all relative. I'm 6'1", so 5'11" or more is a tall woman to me.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:01 PM (+1YDx)

205 mindful webworker, didn't the original Xena go full... uh... Subaru Outback after a few years on the air??

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:02 PM (km8m2)

206 At what height would you describe a woman as "tall"?


I'm 5'9" so any woman who's boobs are in my face if we are dancing.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:02 PM (YdakM)

207 hogmartin, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:02 PM (km8m2)

208 The Ferrari mafia would hunt you down and do rude things to you.
Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 10:53 PM (CDGwz)

Well, I wouldn't do that to a realFerrari, just to one of those ersatz ones, or to any V8 that was tricked out with multiple Webers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (bNb8V)

209 194
Well, they haven't revealed a flying car. They have revealed their concept of what a flying car might look like. And they all look goofy as hell. And ready to auger into the ground if one motor stops running. Go long on a accident-scene chalk.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (bNb8V)


A traffic jam with flying cars would be a memorable sight.

If you were safely on the ground and far enough away from the carnage.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

210 Are Tacomas still breaking camshaft and tailgates?
Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (kiSdp)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AyI58aByko

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

211 "
I once worked for couple of years in a VW specialty shop. Some guy brought in a Porsche 911 for a tune-up, and the shop owner saddled me with the job. Did it by the book; back and forth with my Uni-Syn, balancing the airflow between the six venturis of the dual triple-throat Weber carbs. Even did a round-the-block road test, and it seemed OK to me.

And the car's owner was very happy with it, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon"


Which reminds me, I need to synchronize the 4 Kelhins on my 1980 cafe CB750.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (sM+h7)

212 Heh. It's like when someone asks "How are you?" and you say "fine" or some such. They don't really want to know how you are, and you aren't going to tell them how you're really doing, either.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

Them: How are you?

Me: Just took a shit that could choke a donkey and could swear I lost an inch around my waist so pretty goddamn good. What about you?

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (Zogyx)

213
A traffic jam with flying cars would be a memorable sight.

If you were safely on the ground and far enough away from the carnage.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

Negative Maverick, the Pattern is full....

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (NgKpN)

214 5'6" is pretty tall for a goil.

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (Zogyx)

215
I once worked for couple of years in a VW specialty shop. Some guy brought in a Porsche 911 for a tune-up, and the shop owner saddled me with the job. Did it by the book; back and forth with my Uni-Syn, balancing the airflow between the six venturis of the dual triple-throat Weber carbs. Even did a round-the-block road test, and it seemed OK to me.

And the car's owner was very happy with it, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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I've had two cars with two-throat sidedrafts, a Datsun 510, and a Mazda CLC. In both cases, fitted by myself.

I had (damn, do I still have it?) a nifty carb synching device. It's made of plastic, and uses a very light vane which is attached to an indicator needle and scale.

And, I had a Unisyn also, which I handed off to someone, sometime.

Then...there were the Carb sticks, used for balancing four-carb bikes. They were, of course, mercury filled (we're all gonna die!). Sold those.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (xSo9G)

216
I just looked at the Gaussian for female height in the US. Mean is about 5' 4" ish, and 1 sigma is about 3".

A "tall woman" seems to be defined as > 2 sigma, which would be 5' 10". Very tall would be 6', 3 sigma.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (8O3HH)

217 5'8" and up?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:58 PM (txw6d)


Hooray! I'm tall for a woman!

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (y87Qq)

218 @180
As heavily redacted as it is, it reveals breathtaking corruption and criminality.

If I were Trump I would EO everything out in unredacted form.

I love how they redacted the date of the application and exactly what they were asking the court to allow them to do as well as who assembled the FISA and host of other important facts.

Jeff Sessions is a disgrace.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (UfMVm)

219 Lesbian Action Gals

meh

Posted by: Itinerant Lesbians at July 21, 2018 11:04 PM (Tyii7)

220 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...


/facepalm
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 10:59 PM (NgKpN)

"Slender": has to walk past a place twice to cast a shadow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:05 PM (bNb8V)

221 Tall is one thing, but 3'6" can be the perfect height.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (fuK7c)

222 So this is a sample of me when dealing with women I don't know. This happened today.

>bookstore with a Starbucks
>feel a case of the sadz coming on
>buy a book
>go to the Starbucks and order a big comfy decaf
>sit down at a chair, there's another one
>someone about my age comes in
>okay if I sit here?, she says
>sure, I say, smiling
>she orders some drink or other
>she comes back
>she says 'thank you'
>I joke, well, sure, it's not MY chair
>she gets up again, comes back, a few times
>I wave at her and smile the first time she comes back
>then she packs up her stuff and leaves
>I finish my coffee
>I walk back to the bookstore
>she is sitting on a chair over there

I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

223 Slender? Was a great diet drink back in the 1970s and 80s. Great vanilla and chocolate flavors. You could get it in a powder or ready-made in a can.

Tasted remarkably like what the Boost energy drinks for seniors today, taste like...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (km8m2)

224 Ah! Found a pic of the vane type carb tool:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc2x3yej

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (xSo9G)

225 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...

5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

226 Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me I'm a stable genius at July 21, 2018 11:00 PM (lMyeR)

The original show runner was a male feminist and was fired for being creepy grabass piece of shit.

Did you see thhave trailer for the new Titans live action series?

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2018 11:07 PM (Zogyx)

227 Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

Yeah I better get out and buy one of them there Toyletas...buy F150. You can get it with an 8 foot bed too.

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:07 PM (kiSdp)

228 OK, back now, all clean and softened and good-smelling and stuff!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 10:55 PM (QU+qf)

Would you like a cucumber?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (QU+qf)

229 >> Lesbian Action Gals

I'm sure that title is available on Pronhub.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (8O3HH)

230 Tasted remarkably like what the Boost energy drinks for seniors today, taste like...

Despair and BenGay?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (LOq4H)

231 I would say a woman is tall if in standard heels they exceed 5ft-9in
So about 5ft7in in bare feet.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (UfMVm)

232 >> So about 5ft7in in bare feet.

5' 7" is + 1 sigma. 5' 10" is 2 sigma.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:09 PM (8O3HH)

233 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...
------------

I'd settle for Ebay sellers figuring out what 'In good condition' means.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (xSo9G)

234 I have already done the Terrain analysis. Two armored brigades could sweep down from Vancouver and be attacking Seattle in three hours. Add some infantry and they could own the city by morning.
The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (0tfLf)

235 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

But we have to ask ourselves...

How big is her bank account?

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (Zogyx)

236 I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Sorry dude. That sucks. Nobody even comes near me at all. I must give off some kind of vibe that makes people avoid me. I'm some kind of weird freak I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

237 Chevy Chase could have used that cap closer in Caddy Shack.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (2DOZq)

238 Mike, I think eBay is pretty much dying at this point.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (km8m2)

239 I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Sounds like she was hoping for you to make conversation, and try to pick her up, but gave up on you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (bNb8V)

240 Dated a girl taller than me she was fun.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:12 PM (YdakM)

241
Despair and BenGay?
Posted by: some rat in the swamp
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Barely detectable overtone of urine.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:12 PM (xSo9G)

242 lol

Posted by: SMH at July 21, 2018 11:12 PM (ywKik)

243 225
5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)


Depends on what she looks like, but that could get my attention.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (sdi6R)

244 Sorry dude. That sucks. Nobody even comes near me at all. I must give off some kind of vibe that makes people avoid me. I'm some kind of weird freak I guess.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

Ya'll need a girl whisperer.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (2DOZq)

245 235 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

But we have to ask ourselves...

How big is her bank account?
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (Zogyx)

I leave the gold digging to the women and John Kerry. BIRM.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (NWiLs)

246 Yeah I better get out and buy one of them there Toyletas...buy F150. You can get it with an 8 foot bed too.
Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:07 PM (kiSdp)


That probably would have happened to any truck if you tried to tow it with the rear wheels locked up like that, but I don't know the whole story behind it. It's just kind of hard to stop watching.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (y87Qq)

247 Mike, I think eBay is pretty much dying at this point.
Posted by: qdpsteve
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I don't use it often, and usually for obscure parts. Just today received a used print head for my HP printer. We shall see.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (xSo9G)

248 'm sure that title is available on Pronhub.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (8O3HH)

Checked and it returned a bunch of fake aGal Gadot and Wonder Woman videos.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (Zogyx)

249 234 I have already done the Terrain analysis. Two armored brigades could sweep down from Vancouver and be attacking Seattle in three hours. Add some infantry and they could own the city by morning.
The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.

There's a bad choke point just south of B'ham
once past that, you should be able to not only do Seattle, but let Portland know where the bear shite in the buckwheat.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (LOq4H)

250 234. Diogenes - your enthusiasm is to be commended, but GECSPLAN is already in place, and there's no place for Leafs in it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (fA1SL)

251 I have already done the Terrain analysis. Two armored brigades could sweep down from Vancouver and be attacking Seattle in three hours. Add some infantry and they could own the city by morning.
The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (0tfLf)

Naw, they'd get hung up in the Greater Seattle I-5 traffic jam, and run out of gas somewhere near Sedro Wooley.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (bNb8V)

252 Now if women on dating sites could just figure out what the hell SLENDER means...

---------------

Hell, based on admittedly somewhat dated experience, I would be happy if they could figure out what "Body Type=Average" means.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (+1YDx)

253
218 @180
As heavily redacted as it is, it reveals breathtaking corruption and criminality.

If I were Trump I would EO everything out in unredacted form.

I love how they redacted the date of the application and exactly what they were asking the court to allow them to do as well as who assembled the FISA and host of other important facts.

Jeff Sessions is a disgrace.


This just has to shake something or someone loose. Knowing what we know now, this truly is a total disgrace to our system of justice

Posted by: LAsue at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (Z48ZB)

254 While there's no "perfect" truck, I can attest to the fact that Ford builds-in more hidden strength and structure, than any of it's competition.

This, in places the customer would never see, unless said truck is in a body shop being mended after a shunt.

No, I'm not going to list all of those built-up features, but they're there and they're real.

That being established though, the Chevy 1500s (now they call 'em Silverado, which used to be the badge reserved for the top end trim option, but I digress...)

Anyway, the 1500 will run and stay on the highway every bit as long as the ford, as witnessed by AOP's vaunted Suburbans.

But, we're talking about un-wrecked, or un-majorly damaged units here.

Oh, and a second case in point. You could remove all of the suspension and axles from an F-150 Raptor, stuff it all under any of the competition, and you'd still have a far weaker truck in structural terms, than the F-150.

Takes more than just the underbits of a Raptor, to make a Raptor.

Still, for the everyday truck owner? Buy any of the Big Three, and you won't go wrong.

Toyota is durable, but thirsty.

Nissan? Still not in the running, in my book, for a myriad of reasons.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (QzJWU)

255 244 Sorry dude. That sucks. Nobody even comes near me at all. I must give off some kind of vibe that makes people avoid me. I'm some kind of weird freak I guess.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

Ya'll need a girl whisperer.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (2DOZq)

I don't know what I need. I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

256 The commercials I REALLY don't trust are for this new(er) auction site, DealDash.

"I got this brand new fully-loaded 2019 Lamborghini Aventador for twelve cents at DealDash dot com!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (km8m2)

257 I was just curious to see if perceptions had changed over time. Going through my MIL's hoarder house and I found a parish bulletin from 1946 with an ad for a women's "tall" shop for ladies 5'7" and up.

Call Hemlock 1778 to make an appointment for a fitting.

I'm a bit over 5'7" and don't really think of myself as tall.

Anyway, I love this bulletin, it's charming, and they have a lovely tribute to the parishioners who died in WWII. It's the best thing I've pulled from the rathole... That and a vintage beaded Lemured handbag that my daughter fell in love with. It is beautiful.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (XoAz8)

258 245 235 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

But we have to ask ourselves...

How big is her bank account?
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (Zogyx)

I leave the gold digging to the women and John Kerry. BIRM.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (NWiLs)

Yup... Dated a Woman who was a multi millionaire a couple times in Denver...

Cheapest damn woman I ever met...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (NgKpN)

259 Ya'll need a girl whisperer.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:13 PM (2DOZq)

I'm pretty sure I have tinitus so you're gonna have to speak louder.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (Zogyx)

260 Like I said, in the dating world, I'm garbage.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (NWiLs)

261 Nissan? Their ramen noodles are tasty.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (km8m2)

262 5'4" and 190 pounds =! slender ---
Megan McCain? She has at least 40 of her pounds in her boobs.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (YdakM)

263 255
I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)


That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

264 Five four and almost 200 lbs?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (PUmDY)

265 248 'm sure that title is available on Pronhub.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:08 PM (8O3HH)

Checked and it returned a bunch of fake aGal Gadot and Wonder Woman videos.
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (Zogyx)

BRB...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

266 I don't use it often, and usually for obscure parts. Just today received a used print head for my HP printer. We shall see.
Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (xSo9G)


eBay used to be good for getting lightly-used kit from people who traded up to the latest and greatest. Now it's all full-price new in box stuff - which is fine, but I can get it faster and a few bucks cheaper elsewhere - and eleventy billion identical storefronts selling the same CNC-milled aluminum part from Shenzhen. Which is fine for a lot of things, but it can be really hard to find a factory original in the search results clutter.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:18 PM (y87Qq)

267 The rest of us could be rid of them, Seattleites would welcome the liberators, and the Canucks could put those tanks to one final good use. Win Win all around.
Posted by: Diogenes
------------

Perhaps emboldened by success, they could grab off Detroit also. Hell, CN could have those tanks loaded up and over to Windsor by the next day.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:19 PM (xSo9G)

268
Supergirl "vs." Wonder Woman.

I'm sure that's been done.

Poison Ivy vs. Catwoman has.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:19 PM (8O3HH)

269 Shot some more film today, then headed over to Jewbilly Orchards. All the main house really needs is a new roof. And to get the oak tree out of the front parlor.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (fA1SL)

270 Watching the first episode of the rebooted In Search Of.

Not bad,

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (e7oj4)

271 That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look

When I was 16 my dad took me aside and said:
"Son they all do it, just damn few are going to do it with you." sniff, how I miss that man.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (LOq4H)

272 That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

Or getting Maced, I guess. Still, it's really fucking depressing.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (NWiLs)

273 266. Dude. EBay? Alibaba.com - go to the source.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (fA1SL)

274 Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 11:16 PM (NgKpN)

She's a millionaire because she's cheap?

Posted by: clutch at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (kiSdp)

275 I used to sell things on eBay, but I haven't in quite a while.
They charge too much, their shipping calculator sucks, and the buyer can rip you off too easily.

Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (8kkL4)

276 Still, for the everyday truck owner? Buy any of the Big Three, and you won't go wrong.
Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (QzJWU)


Don't care. Wanna Pinzgauer.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (y87Qq)

277 Yup... Dated a Woman who was a multi millionaire a couple times in Denver...

Cheapest damn woman I ever met...
Posted by: Don Q


My boss set me up for a date with a rich chick. She was a big gal and the payments would have been yuge for all the things she would buy me. So one date and out.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (YdakM)

278 logprof, I didn't even know there *was* a new In Search Of.

Today's topics should be juicy.

IN SEARCH OF:

... Madonna's modesty
... The Social Security lockbox
... Hillary's smoking gun

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (km8m2)

279 I just make women uncomfortable (or else they pity me, or worse) and that is something I have come to terms with.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Yea...I don't know. She did ask to sit with you. Maybe it is bcz you didn't attempt conversation with her so she thought you were not interested. I have never done what she did, but if I had, and then the guy ignored me after saying it wasn't his chair, I'd prolly think I was invading his space. Unless I'm missing something in this story.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (vFd8X)

280 I'm available!

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (Tyii7)

281 Nissan? Still not in the running, in my book, for a myriad of reasons.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM (QzJWU)

My neighbor has an 08 Nissan Titan, and it seems very Ford-like. Even has the same issue as some Ford models, in that getting to the rear spark plugs calls for lifting the cab off the chassis.

I dissected the cab of a '95 Silverado today. There is a lot of metal in the cowl area, not so much in the rest of the cab. A metal-cutting blade in a reciprocating saw does well on the frames and pillars, and a panel cutter in an air hammer for the flat areas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (bNb8V)

282 BRB...
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

Someone at Pornhub must surely be curious about a new trending search about now.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:23 PM (Zogyx)

283 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:06 PM (N1ZXu)

Having met you at the last Morondevous I know there is nothing overtly wrong with you

thing is, I was always powerfully awkward around women. Still am, in reality, but I somehow lucked out and landed Mrs. Mahon. So for me, the pressure's off.

So, I guess I have no advice, other than endeavor to persevere.

You are good people, sir.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (EhZNT)

284 Or getting Maced, I guess. Still, it's really fucking depressing.
Posted by: Insomniac
---During my last annual physical, I told my GP that my eyes burned after sex. He just said *hmmmm* but the nurse piped up - I'll bet it's the pepper spray.

Posted by: Just the punchline at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (9rIkM)

285 Dude. EBay? Alibaba.com - go to the source.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (fA1SL)


No, I don't want the Chinese stuff. I want the option to filter it out at least. Sometimes it's fine, but sometimes I don't want it cluttering up the results 10:1 and crowding out the used OEM stuff.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (y87Qq)

286 There's a bad choke point just south of B'ham
once past that, you should be able to not only do Seattle, but let Portland know where the bear shite in the buckwheat.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:14 PM

Xxxxxxxx

That will not work. Oregon is about to put a $7.00 toll on the bridges and that would break the Canadian defense budget.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (0tfLf)

287 Don't care. Wanna Pinzgauer.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (y87Qq)

What about a Halflinger?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (bNb8V)

288 278 logprof, I didn't even know there *was* a new In Search Of.

Today's topics should be juicy.

IN SEARCH OF:

... Madonna's modesty
... The Social Security lockbox
... Hillary's smoking gun
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:22 PM (km8m2)

--First ep is actually about aliens.

History doubled down and had Zachary Quinto be the host.

I figured, what the hell, I'm down for a couple of episodes.

Doubt Hillary's bank account will be a focus.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (e7oj4)

289 Gotta say - a man could get used to 'summering' in the mountains and passing the winter in Texas. Been here since late May, and no regrets when I see weather reports of highs of 105 back 'home.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (fA1SL)

290 One problem for men getting old is that young women still look really, really good.

So we reflexively smile at them. We can't help it. We're wired that way.

They're all like, "EEW! Get away from me, perv!"

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (sdi6R)

291 Crickets are loud as shit

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (PUmDY)

292 @270
The hysterical thing is that it's hosted by Zachery Quinto who plays spock in the rebooted movies.
Zachery Quinto made noises that he was getting tired of playing Spock and didn't want to get type cast.

So him hosting a rebooted series that was fronted by Leonard Nimoy is ironic*.


* I believe this is the proper illustration of irony, it's so hard to tell these days.



Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (UfMVm)

293 Yea...I don't know. She did ask to sit with you. Maybe it is bcz you didn't attempt conversation with her so she thought you were not interested. I have never done what she did, but if I had, and then the guy ignored me after saying it wasn't his chair, I'd prolly think I was invading his space. Unless I'm missing something in this story.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel


Bingo.

Posted by: Eleanor: my spirit animal is Bill the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (QU+qf)

294 What about a Halflinger?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:25 PM (bNb8V)


You know what, sure, why not.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:27 PM (y87Qq)

295 17 I love John Wayne. The world needs more men like him, he smoked, he drank, he was tough as nails and hot as hell!
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:05 PM (DAdSz)


Boy did he ever smoke. Six packs a day. Six packs. Every day.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:27 PM (h2Bdk)

296 platypus/gumdrop/gorilla - I waved and smiled, which I thought was an invitation that a conversation could happen. Maybe that was too 'beta'. idk.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (N1ZXu)

297 That will not work. Oregon is about to put a $7.00 toll on the bridges and that would break the Canadian defense budget.

Bah! Mere childs play, OUR Gov wants to charge for EVERY mile one drives IN THE STATE...so a tax on Eastern WA.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (LOq4H)

298 Yea...I don't know. She did ask to sit with you. Maybe it is bcz you didn't attempt conversation with her so she thought you were not interested.


Two things: (i) You never know whether you're both in an I want to meet someone space. So you can be in the mood and picking up signals and she's oblivious because she's not in that state of mind.

(C) To overcome that ambiguity, you go for the most non-creepy compliment you can come up with. "Good gosh, I hope you don't mind a random compliment, but you are stunningly cute".

Or, you know, ask for her phone # and send a dick pic.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (fuK7c)

299 I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)



Ya know, I do that. Even if I think the guy is cute. I don't know why. It really makes it hard on them...they have to chance talking to me then. I try not to do it, but it is automatic. So don't take it too hard. Maybe they are like me. Or maybe they have a bf & don't want to encourage you. Maybe that's why I do it, actually. Auto-pilot from my previous relationships. Huh, never thought about that before.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (vFd8X)

300 and thanks Pug Mahon.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (N1ZXu)

301 No, I don't want the Chinese stuff. I want the option to filter it out at least. Sometimes it's fine, but sometimes I don't want it cluttering up the results 10:1 and crowding out the used OEM stuff.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:24 PM (y87Qq)

eBay has become real bad for "keyword spamming", and they seem to be resolutely determined to do nothing about it. I will do a search for "Studebaker parts", and get ninety listings for faggy blue headlamp bulbs, and USB chargers that fit in the cigar lighter socket.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:29 PM (bNb8V)

302 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 11:29 PM (a66nm)

303 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

304 Posted by: ALH at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (8kkL4)

What did you sell?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (3Pma+)

305 Cheribebe, ever hear Nina Blackwood on SiriusXM 80s on 8?

Her voice sounds she smokes at LEAST six packs a day, and has been for a long time. OMG.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:31 PM (km8m2)

306 Find out the most popular cologne women like, buy a puppy and a kitten, borrow a baby, rent a Lamborghini and drive all of you to a Michael Buble concert . You should be able to attract at least one or two females.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (2DOZq)

307 One problem for men getting old is that young women still look really, really good.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (

I'd add that not only do young women look really good, but the older you get younger women look even better.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (Zogyx)

308 Her voice sounds she smokes at LEAST six packs a day, and has been for a long time. OMG

Thought that about Kim Carnes (sp?)

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (LOq4H)

309 Posted by: platypus, gg channel


Bingo.
Posted by: Eleanor: my spirit animal is Bill the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (QU+qf)

Not all men are slick playboys adept at scoring chicks. My one move was crippling awkwardness.

It worked exactly one time.

That and Bacardi 151. The future Mrs. Mahon was also in her cups.


But it worked.

Hang in there, BTH.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (EhZNT)

310 My boss set me up for a date with a rich chick. She was a big gal and the payments would have been yuge for all the things she would buy me. So one date and out.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (YdakM)

----------

I married one that came from a moderately wealthy family, but was not wealthy when we married. We did things together, pooled our cash, and got along just great. I was contributing 2x the income to hers, which was helpful in getting along so well.

Her 2 parents passed about 10 years into the marriage, and as soon as she had posession of their money, all that changed. I actually suggested taking a part of that money and paying off the house (it was about 1.6 million that she got).

Her answer? "That money was meant for ME, and to pass it down to our daughter". The beginning of the end.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (+1YDx)

311 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

I remember seeing John Wayne's yacht, the Grey Goose, which was a converted minesweeper, in the waters of Georgia Strait, near Bowen Island. He enjoyed fishing around there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (bNb8V)

312 Ya know, I do that. Even if I think the guy is cute. I don't know why. It really makes it hard on them...they have to chance talking to me then. I try not to do it, but it is automatic. So don't take it too hard. Maybe they are like me. Or maybe they have a bf & don't want to encourage you. Maybe that's why I do it, actually. Auto-pilot from my previous relationships. Huh, never thought about that before.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (vFd8X)

That's interesting I guess but when it's a universal response it's not them it's me.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (NWiLs)

313 303 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)


Yes, it's pretty good luck. My dad smoked two packs a day and had a heart attack at age 50. Still alive almost 30 years later, though.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:33 PM (h2Bdk)

314 Occupy all of it. What does that mean?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:33 PM (PUmDY)

315 platypus/gumdrop/gorilla - I waved and smiled, which I thought was an invitation that a conversation could happen. Maybe that was too 'beta'. idk.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (N1ZXu)


Without being there it is hard to know. I'm just saying it isn't necessarily a rejection...or something bad about you. Unless you didn't shower, or smelled like Old Spice. I hate Old Spice.

Could be many reasons. The wave and smile when she was sitting right there may have been creepy. Especially if she was nervous and doesn't do this a lot. Also, don't know ages, and that can impact things.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (vFd8X)

316 311 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

I remember seeing John Wayne's yacht, the Grey Goose, which was a converted minesweeper, in the waters of Georgia Strait, near Bowen Island. He enjoyed fishing around there.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (bNb8V)


He loved the ocean and hated flying. So what did they do when he died? Named the airport after him.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (h2Bdk)

317 qdp I love Nina Blackwood and listen to her on XM radio. She has a bourbon and cigarettes voice. Did back in the 80s too.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (DAdSz)

318 Former President Barack H. Obama had a slip of the tongue during a speech in Kogelo, Kenya today: He was not born in the USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQqZO8H7F8w

Posted by: ahem at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (lKGzI)

319 Five four and almost 200 lbs?



Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:17 PM (PUmDY)


Well, ok. I'm 250.

Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (sXefu)

320 I've been doing a lot of ebaying lately...the sellers are jerks. $19.75 to ground ship a four inch by five inch box that's mostly styrofoam? Really? GFY.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (XoAz8)

321 Could be many reasons. The wave and smile when she was sitting right there may have been creepy. Especially if she was nervous and doesn't do this a lot. Also, don't know ages, and that can impact things.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (vFd8X)

A wave and smile could be taken as a polite dismissal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (bNb8V)

322 Dudes, don't wave to a lady. Hoist your glass, give her a nod and a smirk, and then look away as you take a drink.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (fA1SL)

323 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody


Posted by: Insomniac


You and Ted Williams

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (2s3aR)

324 I remember seeing John Wayne's yacht, the Grey Goose, which was a converted minesweeper, in the waters of Georgia Strait, near Bowen Island. He enjoyed fishing around there.

Yes, he loved Puget Sound...the Station I worked for lost its cook for two weeks when he showed up.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (LOq4H)

325 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)

72 isn't so young, right? Until it's less than 10 years away. Then you think, holy crap...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (txw6d)

326 323 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody


Posted by: Insomniac


You and Ted Williams
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (2s3aR)

Well. Things just suddenly came to a head.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

327 What is your problem with Old Spice?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (PUmDY)

328 303 He smoked six packs a day and still lived to be 72, not too bad really.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:30 PM (DAdSz)


I certainly did like my cigarettes, but I couldn't even imagine six packs a day.

I suspect he would light one, take a puff, then leave it in an ashtray and forget about it. Then light another one, etc. Rinse and repeat.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (sdi6R)

329 317 qdp I love Nina Blackwood and listen to her on XM radio. She has a bourbon and cigarettes voice. Did back in the 80s too.
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:34 PM (DAdSz)

--Nina Blackwood or Martha Quinn? Classic dilemma.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (e7oj4)

330 Her answer? "That money was meant for ME, and to pass it down to our daughter". The beginning of the end.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
----
Ouch!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (9rIkM)

331 Ace*s liver, my gramma smoked Chesterfields and drank black coffee. That was her main nutrient source. She died at 83 years old and sharp and honey as ever.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (DAdSz)

332 320 I've been doing a lot of ebaying lately...the sellers are jerks. $19.75 to ground ship a four inch by five inch box that's mostly styrofoam? Really? GFY.
Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (XoAz


I used to work in logistics. Even back before the internet it was pretty common for companies to make all their profit on the shipping.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (h2Bdk)

333 322 Dudes, don't wave to a lady. Hoist your glass, give her a nod and a smirk, and then look away as you take a drink.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (fA1SL)

Finish your drink and go home alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

334 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.

Posted by: Insomniac


You'll never lose an argument that way

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (2s3aR)

335 Nina Blackwood?

Meh.

Martha Quinn.

Yummy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (EhZNT)

336 James: "Sunday Morning" (cover)

https://youtu.be/8MRCo8nBg74

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (e7oj4)

337 Not *honey*. *HONERY*
Sometimes I hate this fvcking ipad!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (DAdSz)

338 logprof, Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter and all the other original MTV VJs still sound *exactly* the same.

Nina Blackwood OTOH... ;-)
But Cheribebe, I understand where you're coming from...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (km8m2)

339 Some random items based on discussion above.

I have a twelve pack of Vimto, a black current soda licensed from Yorkshire. I first encountered it at The Strand Hotel in Rangoon in the early 80's and couldn't find it Stateside for 30 years. It is quite good. Can't speak for the Fanta product.

I have a 17 Chevy Silverado 1500 that has been a great vehicle for its first 25k miles. Can't say that about a lot of other trucks I've owned. It also gets better gas mileage than the Tacoma.

I also have a 08 Tacoma that just recently had a new frame put under it as part of some class action suit. Dealer told me the cost of the repair would have been between 13 and 15,000 dollars. As the truck has 150,000 on it, I would have gladly made a deal.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (FTlwv)

340 Or, you know, ask for her phone # and send a dick pic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (fuK7c)

What, you mean like Nixon?

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (Zogyx)

341 Well, ok. I'm 250.
Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at July 21, 2018 11:35 PM (sXefu)

Slender by Supreme Court Standards.

Posted by: Chief Justice William H. Taft at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (M+sEY)

342 Fuck me, I'm talking to myself.

Posted by: Insomniac


You'll never lose an argument that way
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 11:37 PM (2s3aR)

Says you.

Posted by: Sybil at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (2DOZq)

343 337 Not *honey*. *HONERY*
Sometimes I hate this fvcking ipad!
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (DAdSz)


Ornery?

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:39 PM (h2Bdk)

344 I got issues, but multiple personality disorder isn't one of them.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:39 PM (NWiLs)

345 That's interesting I guess but when it's a universal response it's not them it's me.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (NWiLs)

What is a "universal" response? 10 girls in a year? You do have that grim bent in how you see things. Also, I have no idea how dressed down and unshowered you are when these things occur. I guess I'm not totally buying your perception.

Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

346 35 The ONT wouldn't be complete without a big ass cucumber, so I brought mine. I'll just leave it on the counter here, in case anyone needs it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 10:11 PM (txw6d)

Newsletter?

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (PJmyj)

347 As I recall, Nina Blackwood bears (or used to bear) something of a resemblance to Stevie Nicks...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (km8m2)

348 Slender by Supreme Court Standards.
Posted by: Chief Justice William H. Taft at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (M+sEY)

Ruth Buzzy Gainsburger weighs about 50 pounds, or so I figure.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (EhZNT)

349 I remember the leftists were a bit worried about Sotomayor. She has diabetes, and they wanted Obama to appoint someone like RBG who would cling to life with an iron grip.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (h2Bdk)

350 The item about the tanks reminds me, I just finished reading the Moron-recommended 'Jadotville', which is an account of an Irish Army action in the Congo.

That caused me to wonder about the existence of an Irish Air Force, which there is. 733 personnel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (CDGwz)

351 I got issues, but multiple personality disorder isn't one of them.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:39 PM (NWiLs)


Alls I knows is, all my personalities think you're swell! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (km8m2)

352 Obama has a gay mustache now.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)

353 Horny?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (txw6d)

354 Did you know...?

Cranberry juice is so healthy and cleansing that if you use it as a mixer, it counteracts any potential negative effects of alcohol.

True because you read it on the internetz.

Posted by: mindful webworker - #TrueFacts at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (macz7)

355 340 Or, you know, ask for her phone # and send a dick pic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:28 PM (fuK7c)

What, you mean like Nixon?
Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (Zogyx)

No.No.No.No. Girls love receiving pics of your masculine clitoris.

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (PJmyj)

356 345. This. This can be a problem. I look like an underfed Leonid Brezhnev and have eyebrows that would make Thufir Hawat envious. Sometimes, a man really can be too handsome.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (fA1SL)

357 353 Horny?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (txw6d)


Now that would be impressive.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (h2Bdk)

358
Ruth Buzzy Gainsburger weighs about 50 pounds, or so I figure.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
------------

Dry, or curb weight?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (CDGwz)

359 One thing about Martha Quinn back in the 80s was that it was unusual at the time for a cute chick to be named Martha.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (sdi6R)

360 I live in a small town. And the really hot Young gal that bartends hits on me all the time. Should I wonder if that's because I'm a good tipper or she wants me sexually?

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (YdakM)

361 I remember the leftists were a bit worried about Sotomayor. She has diabetes, and they wanted Obama to appoint someone like RBG who would cling to life with an iron grip.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (h2Bdk)


In the SCOTUS lunch room back in the day, Thomas and Scalia used to enjoy making Sonia play 'keep away' with her insulin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (km8m2)

362 352 Obama has a gay mustache now.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)

Just had a creepy image of BHO as the Guy from Harlem.

Just vomited a whole lot. BBL.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (EhZNT)

363 Obama has a gay mustache
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)


*throws Radio Londres codebook into the fire*
*destroys radio*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (y87Qq)

364 live in a small town. And the really hot Young gal that bartends hits on me all the time. Should I wonder if that's because I'm a good tipper or she wants me sexually?
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (YdakM)

Could be both.

Posted by: Sybil at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (2DOZq)

365 Her 2 parents passed about 10 years into the marriage, and as soon as she had posession of their money, all that changed. I actually suggested taking a part of that money and paying off the house (it was about 1.6 million that she got).

Her answer? "That money was meant for ME, and to pass it down to our daughter". The beginning of the end.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:32 PM (+1YDx)

Well, I kind of felt that way about my inheritance from my mother. For a long time I still thought of it as "her" money, and that she would want her blood to have it. Me, and then her grandchildren. We did end up paying the mortgage and a line of credit off with it, but I had those same feelings right at the start.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (XoAz8)

366 338 logprof, Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter and all the other original MTV VJs still sound *exactly* the same.

Nina Blackwood OTOH... ;-)
But Cheribebe, I understand where you're coming from...
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:38 PM (km8m2)

--MQ? Totaally hittable.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (e7oj4)

367 Obama has a gay mustache now.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)



Wound my heart with a monotonous languor.

Posted by: Radio London at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (sXefu)

368 Cranberry juice is awesome. I should drink more of this.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (N1ZXu)

369 Ruth Buzzy Gainsburger weighs about 50 pounds, or so I figure.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
------------

Dry, or curb weight?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (CDGwz)


According to the folklore, she can't touch running water.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (y87Qq)

370 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

Heh. No. My eyes are technically blue but are more of a darkish gray color now. I wouldn't describe myself as handsome, either. Maybe a hair above average, at the absolute best.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

371 343 why yes, I am an idiot

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (DAdSz)

372 The first time I saw a pic of Suzanne Vega, I thought she looked a bit like Martha Quinn.

But then I'm weird. I also think my personal counselor looks a bit like Laura Nyro did back in the late 1960s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (km8m2)

373

Miley, did the lesbians use the cucumber? If so you could probably auction it off here...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (AyGZp)

374 What is your problem with Old Spice?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:36 PM (PUmDY)


I don't like how it smells. I'm very impacted by scents. So I picked that one for my example in my post.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (vFd8X)

375 352 Obama has a gay mustache now.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:41 PM (PUmDY)

Any mustache Barry could have would be gay.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (NWiLs)

376 No.No.No.No. Girls love receiving pics of your masculine clitoris.
Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at July 21, 2018 11:42 PM (PJmyj)

Obama?

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (Zogyx)

377 371 343 why yes, I am an idiot
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (DAdSz)


Nah. That's one of those words people use in speech but you hardly ever see written down.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:48 PM (h2Bdk)

378 Miley, did the lesbians use the cucumber? If so you could probably auction it off here...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (AyGZp)

Were they mocking Bruce Jenner, seeing as he is now, ah, unencumbered?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (bNb8V)

379 I am a loyal old spice deodorant user

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (PUmDY)

380 Obama has a gay mustache now.

If Michelle was his beard, then what is the meaning of mustache?

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (sdi6R)

381 Funny fact about Laura Nyro:

50 years after she wrote this song, nobody STILL can figure out what the $%*& Laura was talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJZztwQ0C0

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (km8m2)

382 Any mustache Barry could have would be gay.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (NWiLs)

Spirit gum FTW!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (EhZNT)

383 Well, I kind of felt that way about my inheritance from my mother. For a long time I still thought of it as "her" money, and that she would want her blood to have it. Me, and then her grandchildren. We did end up paying the mortgage and a line of credit off with it, but I had those same feelings right at the start.
Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 11:44 PM (XoAz

-------------

That would have been fine, if she had continued working and paying her share of the bills.

Coincidentally, I'm quite sure, she decided within a month of settling out their estate, that she was was not happy at her job, so she quit and then came home and told me about it. Not a word in advance.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (+1YDx)

384


Obama has a gay mustache... Obamahas a gay mustache...Implement...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (AyGZp)

385
Eye contact is an incredibly complex game. Most of this body language stuff makes my eye glaze over, and I say screw it, I'm just gonna be myself and not worry.

But if you're interested you can read tons of shit.

Prolonged eye contact with a stranger is not something you want to do. It can be a sign of aggression and creepiness.

A woman who is interested in you isn't going to stare at you.

A flirty eye game is to look at you, and when return eye contact, to look away, usually down, and then quickly return briefly. Now, she does that. You look down, and then go back and see if she's looking back at you.

Now, the "I'm not interested, stay away from" eye avoidance is usually looking *up* and away. That's usually a strong signal of disinterest.

The torso is also important. If they look like the turn away from you, that's disinterest.

The thing is, all this varies greatly, and to really interpret bodily language, you need to know their baseline. And that's why I say the hell with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

386 Dudes.....skip the Old Spice and similar synthetic scents. Get some Bay Rum or Florida Water for aftershave. Alpa Fougere for cologne. Maybe some 4711 Kolnigschwasser for warm weather, or some Hoyt's if'n yer old skool, and call it a day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (fA1SL)

387 Bay rum. The aftershave. Getyousome. Wear it everywhere.

That's the Universal Female Solvent, as far as I'm concerned

.

Posted by: Eleanor: my spirit animal is Bill the Cat at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (QU+qf)

388 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

Heh. No. My eyes are technically blue but are more of a darkish gray color now. I wouldn't describe myself as handsome, either. Maybe a hair above average, at the absolute best.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:45 PM (NWiLs)



Stunningly, btw. Typo. If you describe yourself as a hair above average, it's probably better. I just don't think your "universal" is really "universal" if based on a super small sample size. I can think of so many things and so many reasons for the lookaway. Maybe your anger/bitterness shows in your face. Who knows. Maybe flashing them in your raincoat scares them.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (vFd8X)

389 377 the challenge of spelling and then fighting with auto-cucumber can be frustrating. Of course I keep the cucumber on because I cannot type!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (DAdSz)

390 If Michelle was his beard, then what is the meaning of mustache?
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (sdi6R)


So he won't look like a Mennonite????

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (EhZNT)

391 299 I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

Ya know, I do that. Even if I think the guy is cute. I don't know why."

It's because it's an aggressive move in public between 2 people who don't know each other, especially if there isn't any conversation preceeding it, and any woman with even the slightest bit of sense will automatically react to that as a threat. (on a level that even her conscious mind won't realize)

This entire idea that 2 people can just meet at random and hit it off in 2 minutes with no introductions is a cultural fantasy that's caused a huge amount of damage. Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.

Bars? forget it. Internet? For every relationship that works, 100 turn out to be 1 dude talking to another dude. Sad but true. If someone is truly looking for a relationship, they gotta start by looking in the right places, and forgetting about the wrong places.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (V2Yro)

392 I am a loyal old spice deodorant user
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:49 PM (PUmDY)

It's a shame they don't make it to smell like Lionel locomotive smoke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (bNb8V)

393 Eye contact is an incredibly complex game.

Especially when you're getting a great beejer...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (AyGZp)

394 Nina Blackwood is infinitely hotter than Martha Quinn.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (PUmDY)

395 Soap and water is always the best scent...clean. Especially during the day.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (vFd8X)

396 Spirit gum FTW!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (EhZNT)

If Justin Trudeau can wear fake eyebrows, why shouldn't our own Barry sport a little lip weasel?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (txw6d)

397
Obama has a gay mustache... Obamahas a gay mustache...Implement...

OK me and the hot chick will derail the train.....the rest of you, something, something.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (LOq4H)

398 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

Christ. Just shoot me now.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (NWiLs)

399 There are a couple inaccuracies on the Fanta List, it lists fruit Punch twice under United States and it says that Mango is only available in New Jersey and the Southeast; a fact a can prove wrong by buying a bottle of it at any local gas station here in California.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (M+sEY)

400 Were they mocking Bruce Jenner, seeing as he is now, ah, unencumbered?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Is there any proof of that? He's now dating a 21 yr old blonde hot chick. I'm thinking his trans is a ruse for money and young hot chicks.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (YdakM)

401 Obama has a gay mustache... Obamahas a gay mustache...Implement...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (AyGZp)

*crackle*

the hoe is leaning awkwardly against the shed

the hoe is leaning awkwardly against the shed

*crackle*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (EhZNT)

402 Spirit gum FTW!!!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (EhZNT)

Really?

Posted by: Justin Trudeau's wandering eyebrow at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (bNb8V)

403 The torso is also important. If they look like the turn away from you, that's disinterest.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)


This.

I find the torso to be the most, whaddayacallit, sensual part of the broad.

Dame. Sorry, dame.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:54 PM (y87Qq)

404 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (km8m2)

--My hippie stepdad always like Laura Nyro.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:54 PM (e7oj4)

405 . Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.

Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)

406 Is there any proof of that? He's now dating a 21 yr old blonde hot chick. I'm thinking his trans is a ruse for money and young hot chicks.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (YdakM)


Supposedly after his decathlon win he told a close friend his lifelong goal was to avoid working any job ever.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (h2Bdk)

407
We have a Camry for our transportation module. I don't like it at all, bought it for my wife. She loves the thing.
That said, I'd unhesitatingly recommend the vehicle for a long term unit.
Damn things are bulletproof, ours has been totally reliable. We bought it in 03 and it still looks like new. I've put 2 timing belts in it and at 132k yet has the original rear brakes. My taste in cars simply does not run to front drive, plus it's a bit small for me, but perfect for my wife.

My rides are an 87 Ramcharger and a brand new 68 Plymouth Road Runner.
None of the newer vehicles interest me an iota.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (S/hVx)

408 Is there any proof of that? He's now dating a 21 yr old blonde hot chick. I'm thinking his trans is a ruse for money and young hot chicks.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (YdakM)

Last photo I saw was him and a blonde tranny with a jawbone the size of Texas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (bNb8V)

409 logprof, I find it interesting she never became that well known.

I assume it had to do with the what I've read, that she hated to tour or even do television appearances. So she was kind of like Nick Drake, I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:56 PM (km8m2)

410 Maybe I should tell my recent grocery store story. If the guy focused on it, he would think I was avoiding him...when it had nothing to do with him...it was all my own crap. I can be skittish.

Plus, there was the whole just rolled out of bed and 7 AM in the morning. Maybe I looked okay from a distance, but up close I was gonna scare him, so I had my own insecurity thing going.

I'm just saying, don't think it is you.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:56 PM (vFd8X)

411 Really?
Posted by: Justin Trudeau's wandering eyebrow at July 21, 2018 11:53 PM (bNb8V)

Dude, you're student body president of America's Hat. You should have better makeup artists.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 11:56 PM (EhZNT)

412 405. Dance classes. Worth it for the social interaction and the skill you'll gain. Ladies like a man who's graceful and strong. And it'll do wonders for your self-confidence.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:57 PM (fA1SL)

413 Stunningly, btw. Typo. If you describe yourself as a hair above average, it's probably better. I just don't think your "universal" is really "universal" if based on a super small sample size. I can think of so many things and so many reasons for the lookaway. Maybe your anger/bitterness shows in your face. Who knows. Maybe flashing them in your raincoat scares them.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (vFd8X)

So you're saying I should switch to a trenchcoat?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:57 PM (NWiLs)

414 394 Nina Blackwood is infinitely hotter than Martha Quinn.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (PUmDY)

--Hotter, but not cuter.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (e7oj4)

415 391
Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 11:51 PM (V2Yro)


The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

416
My cat Sandy's body language is very clear. He's saying feed me a damned can of Fancy Feast right now or I keel you!

He was being ignored so, he stand up and claws my legs. I reach down to pet him on the head. When I do that, and he's wanting to be fed, he reaches up and grabs my hand with his claws and sort of bites (not hard).

The message is "Look at me!" When I do, off to the food bowl he heads, looking to make sure I'm following behind him.

I'm pussy whipped big time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (8O3HH)

417 We have a Camry for our transportation module.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (S/hVx)


Not for nothing, "the Camry of x" is a commonly-accepted shorthand for something in its class that isn't expensive or flashy but gets the job done reliably.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (y87Qq)

418 *the really hot Young gal that bartends hits on me all the time. Should I wonder if that's because I'm a good tipper or she wants me sexually?
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 11:43 PM (YdakM)*

You are over thinking it.

Posted by: tbodie at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (21UM+)

419 The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)


And church... if you're not a believer it seems kind of lame to go to church looking for a date.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (h2Bdk)

420 Home hurray and catching up on comments.

qdpsteve #205: didn't the original Xena go full... uh... Subaru Outback after a few years on the air??

Not a fan of the series. At least they were gals a guy might want to watch in, uh, action.

I don't have any problem with sexual deviation in fiction when it is well-placed. Social Justice Whining is too often the only purpose. Blast from the Past had an absolute great gay guy, just a gay guy, no sex stuff, but a funny fey foil for the innocent (and manly) Frasier character.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wondering women? at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (macz7)

421 394 Nina Blackwood is infinitely hotter than Martha Quinn.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (PUmDY)

--Hotter, but not cuter.
Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (e7oj4)

"Cute" often has a much longer shelf life than "hot." I'll take cute every time.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (EhZNT)

422 "Prolonged eye contact with a stranger is not something you want to do. It can be a sign of aggression and creepiness.



A woman who is interested in you isn't going to stare at you."
This is absolutely true.

Women like appreciative glances, but prolonged eye contact always immediately set off alarm bells.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (H80UQ)

423 The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible."

Oh, I know. And this is why I know they're gonna burn out - within 10 years, everyone, ESPECIALLY the up and coming generation, is gonna hate them for what they've done. They're puritans who won't admit how viciously religious they are, and they are gonna face a hell of a backlash.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (V2Yro)

424 Men and women need some form of social connection
before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and
work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes
other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.



Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)

This blog is a social connection.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (txw6d)

425 412 405. Dance classes

==

volunteer at animal rescues
single women love puppies and kittens

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (hMwEB)

426 419 The Left has succeeded in making school and work dangerous as hell if not impossible.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

And church... if you're not a believer it seems kind of lame to go to church looking for a date.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (h2Bdk)

Even if you are, your odds of finding someone in your age cohort who's single and potentially interested are minuscule.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (NWiLs)

427 Not for nothing, "the Camry of x" is a commonly-accepted shorthand for something in its class that isn't expensive or flashy but gets the job done reliably.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (y87Qq)

As in: "Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)

428 *Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Duke.*

Always a good thing.

Posted by: tbodie at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (21UM+)

429 Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)


Yes, no one is going to push a girl thru your USB port.

But plenty of people have managed to meet outside of the above three social deals. However, you know you turn those down. Backwards Boy gigs comes to mind. I'm not gonna cut you complete slack.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (vFd8X)

430 If I was gonna advise someone on where to find a partner, I would say pick between being a Catholic or a Baptist, and start taking some bible classes. Both outfits are full of women looking for partners, of all ages.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (V2Yro)

431 Why did people burn a flag outside of Maxine's office?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (PUmDY)

432 424 Men and women need some form of social connection
before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and
work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes
other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.



Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (NWiLs)

This blog is a social connection.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (txw6d)

But not a physical one. I certainly don't expect to be set up with anyone by anyone from the HQ.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (NWiLs)

433 This blog is a social connection.

but the 1200 mile separation is a bit of a deal buster.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (LOq4H)

434 403 The torso is also important. If they look like the turn away from you, that's disinterest.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

This.

I find the torso to be the most, whaddayacallit, sensual part of the broad.

Dame. Sorry, dame.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:54 PM (y87Qq)

Yo!

Posted by: Sarah Refrigerator Silverman at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (PJmyj)

435 425. This is also an excellent suggestion. Though lions are carnivorous, yet they hang out in the savanna.
Ya go where your quarry is.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (fA1SL)

436 424 Men and women need some form of social connection before any of this can happen - the usual three are school, church, and work. Sometimes relatives or friends can set a couple up, sometimes other social groups can fill the gap. But that's what it takes.
Then I am as completely and totally fucked as I thought.

This blog is a social connection.

Plus, no splooge to clean up afterwords. Usually. Well, not often. Unless KDB is posting. Then, well accidents happen.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (AyGZp)

437 And church... if you're not a believer it seems kind of lame to go to church looking for a date.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 21, 2018 11:59 PM (h2Bdk)

I don't think I'd be off to say that about 50% of the men who have ever darkened a church's door have gone there for that reason alone. Even in the old days.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (V2Yro)

438 I'm pussy whipped big time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 11:58 PM (8O3HH)

Oh yeah you are! Besotted.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (txw6d)

439 But plenty of people have managed to meet outside of the above three social deals. However, you know you turn those down. Backwards Boy gigs comes to mind. I'm not gonna cut you complete slack.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (vFd8X)

Nor am I asking for any. However, undirected social interaction for its own sake terrifies me.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (NWiLs)

440 Why did people burn a flag outside of Maxine's office?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (PUmDY)

Somebody caught her wiping her ass with it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (bNb8V)

441 Especially when you're getting a great beejer...

Difficult to make proper eye contact when one's eyes are crossed and/or rolled back in one's head.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (N1ZXu)

442 431 Why did people burn a flag outside of Maxine's office?

Couldn't get their hands on the Constitution.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (LOq4H)

443 412
405. Dance classes. Worth it for the social interaction and the skill
you'll gain. Ladies like a man who's graceful and strong. And it'll do
wonders for your self-confidence.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 11:57 PM (fA1SL)
I have a friend who met her husband in a swing class in the '90's - and they still have a blast dancing together.Speaking of swing, I watch this video whenever I want to cheer up. I just love it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDv7NhMjhg4

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (H80UQ)

444 youtube search on "dog howl yoko" reveals a remarkable number of dogs named Yoko.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (953wK)

445 412 405. Dance classes

==

volunteer at animal rescues
single women love puppies and kittens
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 22, 2018 12:00 AM (hMwEB)


Ya know, we have had these discussions so many times. I think I realize some people won't even try unless they get a guarantee. There is none. Life is hard and especially with searching for a partner there can be many fails before you find a good one...for everyone. Movies and books about that since the beginning of time on those things...and before. It's biblical too. It is life. For everyone.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (vFd8X)

446 Soap and water is always the best scent...clean. Especially during the day.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:52 PM (vFd8X)


This, but also clean fresh girl-sweat, like from gardening or hiking or cycling or something. It's like a pheromone firehose to the face.

Downside: it would be really off-putting in just about any scenario where I weren't already dating the girl in question. So, probably not that useful in a first-encounter situation.

I never claimed to have useful tips or anything. *shrug*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (y87Qq)

447 Best thing Nespatnik can do is to transfer to me ownership of all his goods and chattels. This, I will broadcast, far and wide, as proof of his greatness of soul. Chicks will swarm him.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (fA1SL)

448 427
"Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)


I think of it more as the Ford Trimotor of blog software.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (sdi6R)

449 I don't get what they were upset about

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (PUmDY)

450 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

------------

I have eyes that change color based on what I am wearing. They go (I'm told) from stunning Newman blue to green/gold depending on the attire. Back in the day, I found that Royal blue got me the best results.

I found that out when one of the accounting ladies walked into the break room, and I was wearing a Royal blue sweater. I turned around and looked her in the eye, and she actually took two steps back, saying "Oh my God, that is your color!"

For some reason, this sales guy developed a number of accounting issues that day, requiring stops by my office.

All far in the past, but fun to reminisce about.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (+1YDx)

451 Plus, no splooge to clean up afterwords. Usually. Well, not often. Unless KDB is posting. Then, well accidents happen.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2018 12:03 AM (AyGZp)

What about the Barrel? It prolly looks like the trailer that Randy Marsh was in just after after Kyle rebooted the Internet.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (EhZNT)

452
I had to go read some of this body language crap again.

The thing to realize is we do a lot of this unconsciously. Think about your own body language, not just hers.

Another sign of interest women will do subconsciously is "preening behavior". This can be adjusting their hair, posture, etc.

And then another strong one is "mimicry" monkey-see, monkey-do. Again, this is all subconscious. If you take a drink, she'll take one. You touch your face, she'll touch hers, etc, etc.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (8O3HH)

453 I can't even make eye contact with a chick in public without her instantly looking away.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

That's better than the wrinkling their nose with scorn look.



Posted by: rickl


or pointing and screaming

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (2s3aR)

454 Find a womens article about where to find men, go there.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (LOq4H)

455 but the 1200 mile separation is a bit of a deal buster.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (LOq4H)

Good thing I can drive.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (txw6d)

456 Yeah, dance classes are good. As a guy you'll never want for a partner. I can think of two couples who met at dance classes.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (h2Bdk)

457 447 Best thing Nespatnik can do is to transfer to me ownership of all his goods and chattels. This, I will broadcast, far and wide, as proof of his greatness of soul. Chicks will swarm him.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (fA1SL)

Counteroffer: put a 7.62x25 in my head and take all the goods and chattels you want. Plus the loose change bucket is up to about $45, give or take.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (NWiLs)

458 But not a physical one. I certainly don't expect to be set up with anyone by anyone from the HQ.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (NWiLs)

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, either.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:07 AM (txw6d)

459 Good thing I can drive

Gonna keep throwing that in my face?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (LOq4H)

460 Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (+1YDx)

Always been a sucker for the baby blues

If you have dark hair and blue eyes, that's a plus too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (H80UQ)

461 If you search for tenderness
it isn't hard to find
you can have the love you need to live

But if you look for truthfulness
you might just as well be blind
it always seems to be so hard to give

Honesty
is such a lonely word
everyone is so untrue

Honesty
is hardly ever heard
and mostly what I need from you

I can always find someone
to smile and sympathize
if I wear my heart out on my sleeve

But I don't want some pretty face
to tell me pretty lies
all I want is someone to believe

Honesty
is such a lonely word
everyone is so untrue

Honesty
is hardly ever heard
and mostly what I need from you

I can find a lover
I can find a friend
I can have security until the bitter end
Anyone can comfort me with promises again
I know
I know
I know

When I'm deep inside of me
don't be too concerned
I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone

But when I want sincerity
tell me, where else can I turn
'Cuz you're the one that I depend upon

Honesty
is such a lonely word
everyone is so untrue

Honesty
is hardly ever heard
and mostly what I need from you

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (km8m2)

462 Also here.

Posted by: irright at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (RVcmP)

463 >> Oh yeah you are! Besotted.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

That I am, your Grace.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (8O3HH)

464 re: WHY?


It would be nice, now and then, to be able to put the cap back on a beer.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (cvabZ)

465 Find a womens article about where to find men, go there.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:06 AM (LOq4H)

But I don't want to go on the cart!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (bNb8V)

466 As in: "Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)


*types*
*deletes*
*forgets to close tag*
*entire village burns to the ground*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (y87Qq)

467 I had Black Currant Fanta in Kuwait in 2004 and that stuff was great! Sort of like grape soda, but sweeter.

Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (rYFmu)

468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

469 *hogmartin spends a fortnight in the barrel*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (km8m2)

470 Ya know, we have had these discussions so many times. I think I realize some people won't even try unless they get a guarantee. There is none. Life is hard and especially with searching for a partner there can be many fails before you find a good one...for everyone. Movies and books about that since the beginning of time on those things...and before. It's biblical too. It is life. For everyone.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:05 AM (vFd8X)

I have extreme issues with failure. Cripplingly so.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (NWiLs)

471 464 re: WHY?


It would be nice, now and then, to be able to put the cap back on a beer.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (cvabZ)


I'm not sure it really helps when you realize the next day it was one too many.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (h2Bdk)

472 hm, lol

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (PUmDY)

473 cheribebe, just seemed appropriate

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (km8m2)

474 But I don't want to go on the cart!

Hey, if they're browsing....just saying.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (LOq4H)

475 467 I had Black Currant Fanta in Kuwait in 2004 and that stuff was great! Sort of like grape soda, but sweeter.
Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (rYFmu)

--Dude, have you ever even had a Kir?

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (e7oj4)

476 457. It's intriguing. But the plan won't get you laid. I'm looking to get paid - naturlisch - but for you to prosper as well. Because I'm a good man, not like the ovvers. An because $42 in change, while tempting, wouldn't cover gas and smokes to Florida. But mostly because I'm a good guy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (fA1SL)

477 Yeah, dance classes are good. As a guy you'll never want for a partner. I can think of two couples who met at dance classes.
Posted by: Ace's liver



Different angle maybe I should enroll my granddaughters in dance class. To meet single moms.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (YdakM)

478 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

479 just seemed appropriate
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018

That is such a sad song tho.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (DAdSz)

480 As in: "Minx 0.7 alpha is the Camry of blog software".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:01 AM (bNb8V)

*types*
*deletes*
*forgets to close tag*
*entire village burns to the ground*
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (y87Qq)


So you're saying Minx 0.7 alpha is more akin to, say, a Ford Pinto?

Posted by: filbert at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (953wK)

481 >reads comments, hoping to catch up

>refreshes, sees another buttload of comments

Eh, hi, folks.

So, are we talking about dating? Again?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

482 I have extreme issues with failure. Cripplingly so.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (NWiLs)

You have described a positive feedback loop.

Not being snarky or flip here. Your fear of failure is causing you to take action (or inaction) that reinforces the fail.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (bNb8V)

483 cheribebe, true, but at least it proves somebody else has been frustrated with relationships too. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

484 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

485 481 >reads comments, hoping to catch up

>refreshes, sees another buttload of comments

Eh, hi, folks.

So, are we talking about dating? Again?
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

Sort of. More like self-loathing and perpetual loserdom.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (NWiLs)

486 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

Completely overtaken by currant events.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (bNb8V)

487 If you have dark hair and blue eyes, that's a plus too.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (H80UQ)

----------

Before going mostly gray, I would have been considered Black Irish, widows peak and all. This was before I developed 5 head.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (+1YDx)

488 Nor am I asking for any. However, undirected social interaction for its own sake terrifies me.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:04 AM (NWiLs)



You think you are unique? It scares a lot of people. I'm not trying to be hard on you, but you choose not to try. Then wonder why good things don't happen. I have great compassion for you, and when you weren't around I missed you. However, I'm not being a good friend in a gray box if I buy into your doomed lie. Then I'd be lying.

I'll like you either way...whether you try or not. I won't buy the lies you tell yourself though. I know you don't ask me to, but you say enough that...well...it can be a reflex.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (vFd8X)

489 Fight Club. If there's any man what needs to join one, it's Nespatnik.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (fA1SL)

490 478 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

---

How old are you??!

Posted by: SMH at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (ywKik)

491 Cherry Pepsi is almost as great as cherry Dr Pepper

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (PUmDY)

492 AOP, apparently so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (km8m2)

493 So, are we talking about dating? Again?

sorta the same reason most comedians have bit on sex, folks relate.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (LOq4H)

494 461

That's one of my favorite Billy Joel songs.

I, too, would like to find a companion with whom I could just be me, warts and all.

Hasn't happened yet. Might never happen.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (rJUlF)

495 My rides are an 87 Ramcharger and a brand new 68 Plymouth Road Runner.
None of the newer vehicles interest me an iota.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 11:55 PM (S/hVx)

Both of our daily cars are '99 Jeeps. A Cherokee and a Grand Cherokee. The Cherokee has 160K miles, the Grand Cherokee 210+. They are completely reliable, and I would not trade either of them in for anything newer.
We also have an '89 Comanche pickup (for hauling stuff) and a '91 Grand Wagoneer (for Sunday drives). Also very reliable, although sometimes harder to find parts for on the rare occasions when they do require repairs.

Posted by: HTL at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (xOOs/)

496 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)

497 Alexthechick turned me on to Cheerwine. There is only one store around here that has it. I try not to drink much soda because carbs, but that shit is awesome.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (sdi6R)

498 Maybe you have piercing blue eyes and are so stunning handsome they can't handle it.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 11:40 PM (vFd8X)

Heh. No. My eyes are technically blue but are more of a darkish gray color now. I wouldn't describe myself as handsome, either. Maybe a hair above average, at the absolute best.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 11:45

You sound hot to me! Get out there and mix it up!
LOL, seriously give it a try w/ the gals again, even if you've been burned. Just don't marry them until you have a better agreement.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (yJ1e6)

499 You have described a positive feedback loop.

Not being snarky or flip here. Your fear of failure is causing you to take action (or inaction) that reinforces the fail.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (bNb8V)

I think you're 100% correct.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (NWiLs)

500 qdpsteve, true, very true.

It also makes for great songs.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (DAdSz)

501 481 >reads comments, hoping to catch up

>refreshes, sees another buttload of comments

Eh, hi, folks.

So, are we talking about dating? Again?
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

--Drives me crazy.

Can't keep up.

I have absolutely negative dating advice.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (e7oj4)

502 Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)


...and boom goes the dynamite.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (rJUlF)

503 Holy smokes puter slowwwww tonight.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (LOq4H)

504 If you have dark hair and blue eyes, that's a plus too.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (H80UQ)


Neither dark nor blue, but I do have both hair AND eyes. AND I'm tall for a woman! Woohoo!

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (y87Qq)

505 475 467 I had Black Currant Fanta in Kuwait in 2004 and that stuff was great! Sort of like grape soda, but sweeter.
Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (rYFmu)

--Dude, have you ever even had a Kir?
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (e7oj4)

I don't think so. What is it?

Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (rYFmu)

506 I know it's a not-Ferrari, but I would *love* to own that car. It's more valuable (for a certain set that includes me) than a *real* Ferrari California would be, just because of the movie.

I mean, who would not love to say "no, it's a replica California, but it *is* the car from Ferris Bueller/

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (cvabZ)

507 Nespatnik?

Posted by: SMH at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (ywKik)

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (cvabZ)

509 497 Alexthechick turned me on to Cheerwine. There is only one store around here that has it. I try not to drink much soda because carbs, but that shit is awesome.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (sdi6R)

I had some years ago, before I was diagnosed with Da Diabeetus. It was VERY good.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (rJUlF)

510 SMH, 29!
The 1893 line only came out a few years ago.

I was doing jokes at FB that Pepsi should also come out with a line of *1983* colas, all in neon-bright colors and era-specific flavors. Knight Rider Raspberry, Miami Vice Melon, A-Team Apple...

Plus, every can would come with a free pair of legwarmers!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (km8m2)

511 496 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)


Heh. I was racking my brain trying to think of something suitably pithy.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (h2Bdk)

512 What about the Barrel? It prolly looks like the trailer that Randy Marsh was in just after after Kyle rebooted the Internet.

Having been there a couple times I can say without hesitation that the ankle deep splooge is far from the worst of it... the toxic shock tampon pus dripping from the living stalactite's tentacles are really nasty, and the thing with the 100's of glowing fire red eyes that smells like hyena anal gland expression that lives down the 13th corridor on the left, right after the Hall of Komodo Dragon Tongues, man, nasty...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2018 12:17 AM (AyGZp)

513 381 Funny fact about Laura Nyro:

50 years after she wrote this song, nobody STILL can figure out what the $%*& Laura was talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJZztwQ0C0
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 11:50 PM (km8m2)

She's talking about Virginia Woolf.

Posted by: Gem at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (XoAz8)

514 507. In language of SMR, Nespatnik = Insomniac. Dude is a Floridian, which means he's a gopnik with a mullet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (fA1SL)

515 AOP: sick burn!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (km8m2)

516 Fanta Toejam.

Worst. Flavor. Ever.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (0pH66)

517 --Dude, have you ever even had a Kir?
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:11 AM (e7oj4)

I don't think so. What is it?
Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (rYFmu)

--A Kir is dry white wine with Creme de Cassis (black currant liqueur): 3 parts wine, one part liqueur.

It is delicious.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (e7oj4)

518 468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

Because what the heck is wrong with that?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (cvabZ)

519 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (vFd8X)

Still processing...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (NWiLs)

520 That I am, your Grace.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:08 AM (8O3HH)

Another fine quality.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (txw6d)

521 So, are we talking about dating? Again?
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (rJUlF)

Sort of. More like self-loathing and perpetual loserdom.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (NWiLs)

Of course. Only Insomniac is doing self-loathing and perpetual loserdom though. I hope for many it is just frustration or current reality. Hell, if movie stars have trouble finding the right person, I don't know why us non golden idols think we won't have problems. I understand complaints and frustration. I won't buy forever doom though. That's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Plus, I've seen too many "miracles"...or something.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

522 489 Fight Club. If there's any man what needs to join one, it's Nespatnik.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (fA1SL)

Have you heard of Insomniac? He is a good man.

Posted by: Bob at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (PJmyj)

523 Captain Whitebread, yup, Honesty is one of my favorite Billy Joel songs too.

I wonder if Joel himself likes it though, it NEVER shows up on any of his hits compilations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (km8m2)

524 504 hogmartin FTW!
Dude I LOL*d at that!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (DAdSz)

525 518 468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

Because what the heck is wrong with that?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (cvabZ)


Don't blame me. I didn't start the fire.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (rJUlF)

526 I'm not sure it really helps when you realize the next day it was one too many.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:10 AM (h2Bdk)

I'm not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (cvabZ)

527 Jeff Weimer: yup! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (km8m2)

528 514 507. In language of SMR, Nespatnik = Insomniac. Dude is a Floridian, which means he's a gopnik with a mullet.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:18 AM (fA1SL)

In spirit, if not in practice.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (NWiLs)

529 60% of women identity as Democrat so the pool is smaller for the Horde men.

Posted by: Sybil at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (2DOZq)

530 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

Meaning that Billy Joel remains the only person to have actually sung it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:15 AM (bNb8V)

This!

Beyoncé. (Oh, thank you auto-corrupt for putting the fucking thingy over the second e!)


Gawd I hate pop tarts! Vocal gymnastics do not equal good singer!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (EhZNT)

531 518 468 461 why are we singing billy Joel songs?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:09 AM (DAdSz)

Because what the heck is wrong with that?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (cvabZ)


Go ahead with your own life leave me alone.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (h2Bdk)

532 Statuesque and raven dressed, a goddess of the night

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (PUmDY)

533

One of my fondest memories is the night I met my wife. Drove in a wedding, she was a bridesmaid and for some reason I flat overlooked her.


At the reception I was standing at the edge of the dance floor looking around, tap on my shoulder, I turned and looked right over her head--she being just 5' tall and I managed 6' and a bit.

Looked into those bright green eyes and the rest, as they say was history. We were married 6 months later.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (S/hVx)

534 I know it's a not-Ferrari, but I would *love* to own that car. It's more valuable (for a certain set that includes me) than a *real* Ferrari California would be, just because of the movie.

I mean, who would not love to say "no, it's a replica California, but it *is* the car from Ferris Bueller/
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (cvabZ)

Yeah, as a movie car, it has collectable value right there. And while it is a fake Ferrari, it's not a crappy fake Ferrari. It's a perfectly good custom-built sports car made to look like a Ferrari.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (bNb8V)

535 @498 Insomniac-I would totally bang you too bro!!!
Get in line Farmer!

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (6oDGm)

536 --A Kir is dry white wine with Creme de Cassis (black currant liqueur): 3 parts wine, one part liqueur.

It is delicious.
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (e7oj4)

Awesome! Thanks!

Posted by: 68W58 at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (rYFmu)

537 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (vFd8X)

Still processing...
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:19 AM (NWiLs)



No, don't feel you need to respond. Just don't hate me or think I'm not liking you or something. I considered just zipping it, but not sure I'm doing you any favors. Also, that doom thing...you are so outta your mind on that. Too young too.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (vFd8X)

538 528. My dude - you've got superior Adibas tracksuit, a baseball bat, and sunflower seeds.
What more do you - or any man - need?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (fA1SL)

539 Of course. Only Insomniac is doing self-loathing and perpetual loserdom though. I hope for many it is just frustration or current reality. Hell, if movie stars have trouble finding the right person, I don't know why us non golden idols think we won't have problems. I understand complaints and frustration. I won't buy forever doom though. That's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Plus, I've seen too many "miracles"...or something.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

--I'm a broken record at this point, but just wait for my novel.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (e7oj4)

540 Ace's liver, good advice :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (km8m2)

541 Mullets and track suits are just too damn hot for Florida weather.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (NWiLs)

542
A classic local tale of this self-defeating feedback loop is "Borrowing the Jack". Rural setting with few houses around and lonely roads. A fellow is driving home one night and has a flat tire. He's got a spare, but no jack.

He's close to the house of this mean old man, a real get-off-my-lawn type, but no one else around for a long ways. So he decides he'll go and ask to borrow a jack.

As he's walking down the road and then down the old man's driveway, he's tells himself that old bastard probably won't let him borrow his jack, just to be mean. He'll probably laugh in his face and tell him to get the hell off his property.

He's gets really mad as finally gets to the door and knocks. When the old man answers and opens the door, the guy says, "I wouldn't want your god-damned jack anyway!" and storms off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (8O3HH)

543 One of my fondest memories is the night I met my wife. Drove in a wedding, she was a bridesmaid and for some reason I flat overlooked her.

That's what made you worth pursuing.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (h2Bdk)

544 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

I've been in Insomniac's shoes. It's been over a decade now since my divorce. For years I despaired of ever meeting someone else.

Now, I just don't give a damn anymore. I'm not looking and just living my life the best way I know.

I don't feel qualified to give any advice, though.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (rJUlF)

545 535 @498 Insomniac-I would totally bang you too bro!!!
Get in line Farmer!
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (6oDGm)

That escalated quickly.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (NWiLs)

546 Gem: Virginia Woolf? Uh, okay... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (km8m2)

547 One of my fondest memories is the night I met my wife. Drove in a wedding, she was a bridesmaid and for some reason I flat overlooked her.


At the reception I was standing at the edge of the dance floor looking around, tap on my shoulder, I turned and looked right over her head--she being just 5' tall and I managed 6' and a bit.

Looked into those bright green eyes and the rest, as they say was history. We were married 6 months later.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (S/hVx)



I love asking couples how they met...especially those married a long time. They come alive in such a special way. Love those stories.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:24 AM (vFd8X)

548 Captain Whitebread, that's where I am. I'm just living my life.

Maybe I'll meet someone, maybe not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:24 AM (km8m2)

549 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (vFd8X)

It's fine.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:24 AM (NWiLs)

550 Gawd I hate pop tarts! Vocal gymnastics do not equal good singer!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (EhZNT)

"Pop Tarts" would have been a great title for a K-Tel album.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:25 AM (rJUlF)

551 as someone said earlier in the context of pets, volunteer for something. That's not just good for meeting people, it fills your life. I volunteer on a couple local historical societies just for fun, it's not that much time and only as much work as you want it to be. And if you *are* looking to meet someone, well that's a great way to show you're able to work on something that benefits others, not just yourself. In other words, you can be selfless. That's an attractive quality.

but if you can't do that, well, Captain Jack will get you high tonight.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

552 It's not just the whole meeting someone thing, it's my entire mindset.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:25 AM (NWiLs)

553 Pug Mahon: Agreed about Beyonce.

In fairness, I don't think I've ever heard an actual song of hers all the way through, and what's more I don't care to.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (km8m2)

554 491
Cherry Pepsi is almost as great as cherry Dr Pepper

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:14 AM (PUmDY)
I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke (the kind you drink, not snort) the other day. It's so much better, made with cane sugar instead of that damned corn syrup.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (H80UQ)

555 Today I saw a YouTube clip of John Wayne being interviewed by some British dillweed. Most of the questions were about blacklisted Hollywood types. The Duke set him straight on all that. Like someone else said, I really miss him.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (yODqO)

556 I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke (the kind you drink, not snort) the other day. It's so much better, made with cane sugar instead of that damned corn syrup.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (H80UQ)


You know the Passover Coke trick, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)

557 484 Beyonce actually did a cover of that song btw.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

I think that's great, but it sound flat compared to the original.

Goddamn, I really need to go to a Billy Joel Concert before he quits doing them.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (cvabZ)

558 Cosmic, agreed about Cherry Pepsi! IMHO it's better than Cherry Coke.

Donna, MexiCoke isn't bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (km8m2)

559 541. So shave yer head. Honestly, this isn't that difficult.
Shave yer head, go to dance classes, start a Fight Club franchise, and give me all your goods and chattels.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (fA1SL)

560 qdpsteve,

That's all any of us can do, really.

I'm taking a lady friend to a concert Tuesday. Nothing romantic, just going to enjoy some dinner, music and each others company. No pressure. I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (rJUlF)

561 Jeff, yup.
A Billy Joel concert at MSG is one of the *few* reasons I would ever want to go to NY. (That and Peter Luger.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (km8m2)

562 548 Captain Whitebread, that's where I am. I'm just living my life.

Maybe I'll meet someone, maybe not.

Ditto and ditto.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (LOq4H)

563 Billy Joel Wrigley Field September 7th!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (DAdSz)

564 I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke (the kind you drink, not snort) the other day. It's so much better, made with cane sugar instead of that damned corn syrup.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:26 AM (H80UQ)

Yeah. The cane sugar Coke seems to have more fizz to it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:28 AM (bNb8V)

565 550 Gawd I hate pop tarts! Vocal gymnastics do not equal good singer!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (EhZNT)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FU3aAEayUE

I don't think any of them actually sing.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:29 AM (h2Bdk)

566 Today I had a Coke made with cane sugar and stevia. It was terrible.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (yODqO)

567 Cheribebe, cool!
Hope Billy comes to Orange County, I'd see him if he comes to Honda Center.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (km8m2)

568 You know the Passover Coke trick, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)
Nope.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (H80UQ)

569 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:20 AM (vFd8X)

I've been in Insomniac's shoes. It's been over a decade now since my divorce. For years I despaired of ever meeting someone else.

Now, I just don't give a damn anymore. I'm not looking and just living my life the best way I know.

I don't feel qualified to give any advice, though.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (rJUlF)


We all get dealt certain hands...it is how we play them. Having a full life, not basing it all on whether we have someone or not, is the healthiest way to go. Not that one doesn't get lonely or frustrated. That's not real. You try though Capt. Whitebread...you are out there. The door is left a little ajar. It only takes one moment in one day...but you have to be out there in some way.

Not giving a damn...also an option.

Also, not sure I'm qualified to say anything either. But that never stops me. I mean, if qualification is important I'd never post on anything ever.

Some people go 20 years post divorce. Then, boom, circumstances change. Suddenly, some one is there. But why waste 20 years miserable, ya know. At least not 24/7.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (vFd8X)

570 sinalco: you mean Coca-Cola Life?

I tried it. It was okay but nothing to write home about.

BTW your DVD is on the way! I mailed it yesterday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (km8m2)

571 The strongest "general purpose" aspect of being attractive to women, quite simply is being competent across an array of skills and disciplines, and that in some meaningful LOCALIZED manner.

Localized is the key. You can be the kick ass Loading Dock Foreman from hell, but that doesn't really translate to where Miss Missy can see it and appreciate it, and thereby, appreciate you.

To the basics, if you can dress neatly (if not well or classily), clean up well in terms of grooming and cleanliness, that's your baseline.

Your home should be presentable, damn near always. That includes the yard and paint... it's curb-appeal reflects on yours. Inside, keep the dust down, the dishes done and the clothes offa the floor.

Skills wise? If you've got 'em, politely flaunt 'em. I've just completely rebuilt my entire front porch, stairs and all of the railings.

Front of the house looks good, and I met two neighbors I hadn't yet met during the build, as they stopped to admire, ask questions and converse about the neighborhood.

The suggestions for dancing are valid, but I have *NO* talent there. And I couldn't do the local animal shelter there. I'm too much the soft touch, and would have a house fulla dogs and cats OMG! living together!

One arena where I meet a disparate number of VERY inquisitive ladies, is when I provide basic shooting lessons, which sometimes come to me by referral from a local women's shelter network.

Yeah, I get 'em into the whole Cornered Cat universe, but I'm also a complete gentleman, don't make the *slightest* move to a "flirt", and naturally project an adult, manly, skillful, competent, instructive and supportive presence to them in the course of their lessons.

Some of them (daddy issues?), respond... bordering on, inappropriately. I quell those approaches with humor and a smile, but quell them all the same.

Point is though... if you have a skill, a trade or even are willing to teach simple classes on budgeting, banking and other forms of "solving chaos" that are so badly needed out there, you'll be, at least for a while, listened to, looked up to and appreciated.

Whatever you're good at, make it applicable to their lives, and make yourself available to teach it. Somewhere.

Your ego will thank you, bigly.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (QzJWU)

572 I live in my Dad's basement. So picking up chicks would be weird at this point in my life. To be clear I own a house and am a basement dweller to take care of Dad. But it would still be hard to explain to a date.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (YdakM)

573 The only thing that matters is that you are attractive not that you are "good looking."

Be realistic.


Make yourself as attractive as you possibly can and you will attract someone.



Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (UfMVm)

574 I rarely drink soda these days, but I had Mexican Coke

https://youtu.be/ppBaYqy0jpI?t=16s

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (h2Bdk)

575 566
Today I had a Coke made with cane sugar and stevia. It was terrible.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (yODqO)
Stevia stinks. Some like it, but it tastes bitter to me.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (H80UQ)

576 I think it has been mentioned here a few times about an AoS online dating thing. Someone needs to get on with it so some of you can meet like minded people. Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse that could happen?

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (6oDGm)

577 I've been listening to Billy Joel forever, but if I had to pick one song that really hits me more than any other, each time I hear it, it's "I've loved these days". I lived through that once.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (V2Yro)

578 568 You know the Passover Coke trick, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:27 AM (y87Qq)
Nope.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (H80UQ)

Lamb's blood on the doorpost?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (NWiLs)

579 Cheerwine? They make a sauce:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yagy8bcp

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (xSo9G)

580 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FU3aAEayUE

I don't think any of them actually sing.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:29 AM (h2Bdk)

That almost makes Yoko sound good. She sounds like a frog with emphysema.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:32 AM (bNb8V)

581 Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse that could happen?
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (6oDGm)

Hey Sailor!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein at July 22, 2018 12:33 AM (bNb8V)

582 Tom, I've heard the song Billy Joel gets a kick out of performing these days, is "Miami 2017." (Which he wrote and originally recorded in something like 1978.)

He jokes, "I never thought it would actually come true."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:33 AM (km8m2)

583 Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 12:21 AM (S/hVx)

Funny how things work out. I met my beloved at Fort Sam Houston, of all places. She got her orders for Germany. I got my orders for Germany later.

Once I landed in FRG, I called her on a German payphone. We spent the summer of 1988 traveling between Nurnberg and Aschaffenburg on weekends.

Bottom line: there were literally hundreds of reasons why things should not have worked out. But we are celebrating our 30th anniversary in August. We will be in Yellowstone in a few weeks, which is where we spent our honeymoon (during the famous wildfires in 1988, heh).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:33 AM (EhZNT)

584 558, it is much better.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:34 AM (PUmDY)

585 576 I think it has been mentioned here a few times about an AoS online dating thing. Someone needs to get on with it so some of you can meet like minded people. Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse that could happen?

Don't break great trying to make perfect. TRE

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:34 AM (LOq4H)

586 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:30 AM (H80UQ)

"Leavened bread" isn't kosher for Passover. What's "leavened bread"? Any grain that has been wet. Corn counts. Therefore, HFCS isn't kosher for Passover.

So, in some markets, soda companies will release a version that uses cane sugar during the Passover season, instead of HFCS. Usually the cap will be a different color, and it will have a tiny "kosher for Passover"* mark on the label. You can do an internet search to find out which they are.


* כשר לפסח

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (y87Qq)

587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)

588 What's "leavened bread"? Any grain that has been wet. Corn counts. Therefore, HFCS isn't kosher for Passover.

Is that true? I thought leavening had to do with yeast.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (h2Bdk)

589 X-ray that scenario was in a movie. The guy lived in his moms basement but he owned the house and did so so she would be taken care of. Zoey deschannel loved the due for it.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (DAdSz)

590 But why waste 20 years miserable, ya know. At least not 24/7.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (vFd8X)

Oh, I had my miserable years. There were times I should have been placed on suicide watch.

What I mean about "not giving a damn" is no longer judging my value as a human being on whether I'm attached to someone else. Like you said, someone may very well come along. I'm just not actively looking for them. I'm also holding on faith. God knows how clueless I can be, and if he has to hit me with a metaphysical rolled-up newspaper to get me to realize "Hey, doofus! She likes you!"...well, I'm OK with that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:36 AM (rJUlF)

591 Was never a big Billy Joel fan. the surgeon who did my colonoscopy sheepishly told me I looked like Billy Joel. I took no offense, except I'd rather look like Tom Hardy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:36 AM (EhZNT)

592 587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)


Am I the only one who chokes up on Captain Jack?

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:37 AM (h2Bdk)

593 582 Tom, I've heard the song Billy Joel gets a kick out of performing these days, is "Miami 2017." (Which he wrote and originally recorded in something like 1978.)

I've adored that song since it first came out - that has one of the most brilliant opening piano cadenza's I can think of in any pop music of the last several decades.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:37 AM (V2Yro)

594 573 The only thing that matters is that you are attractive not that you are "good looking."

Be realistic.


Make yourself as attractive as you possibly can and you will attract someone.



Posted by: Kreplach at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (UfMVm)

--Yes, and what Jim wrote.

I have a BSD, but it's not like I could advertise that to the wifey right off the bat.

She's cerebral, and a chessmistress, so I had to woo her by being Joe Montana with my brain.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:37 AM (e7oj4)

595 Cinnamon pop tarts are proof God loves us.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:38 AM (PUmDY)

596 Coca-Cola Life? Is that what they call it? That's kinda dumb.

Posted by: sinalco at July 22, 2018 12:38 AM (yODqO)

597 478 Pepsi 1893 had a delicious black currant flavor.
Unfortunately, that whole line seems to have gone away.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

---

How old are you??!

Posted by: SMH


I'm sure he's old enough to buy a Pepsi !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (2s3aR)

598 Stevia stinks. Some like it, but it tastes bitter to me.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (H80UQ)


--Best part of Breaking Bad:
https://youtu.be/NP7Nszp4Iwg

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (e7oj4)

599 Point is though... if you have a skill, a trade or even are willing to teach simple classes on budgeting, banking and other forms of "solving chaos" that are so badly needed out there, you'll be, at least for a while, listened to, looked up to and appreciated.

I play music and tell stupid jokes on the radio.

So...my odds are GREAT.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (rJUlF)

600 Is that true? I thought leavening had to do with yeast.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (h2Bdk)


You're right, it does, but the rules are 18 minutes (I think) after a grain has been wetted. There's a list of grains that count as 'grains' too.

Kashrut also has rules about how eggs and fish aren't meat, so it's not exactly scientific. It's more Tanakhic strict constructionism.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:40 AM (y87Qq)

601 Ace's liver: LOL. Chokes me up LITERALLY. ;-)

Cosmic: true.

sinalco, yup, that's what it's called. Green label.

JT, and then some :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:40 AM (km8m2)

602 I play music and tell stupid jokes on the radio

so? Mining for material?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (LOq4H)

603 587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)

--I thought for sure it was "Allentown." True Trump song.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (e7oj4)

604 Pug, I can think of worse people to look like ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (km8m2)

605 430 If I was gonna advise someone on where to find a partner, I would say pick between being a Catholic or a Baptist, and start taking some bible classes. Both outfits are full of women looking for partners, of all ages.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:02 AM (V2Yro)

LOL, busted.

Posted by: Iris at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (6lKe4)

606 You're right, it does, but the rules are 18 minutes (I think) after a grain has been wetted. There's a list of grains that count as 'grains' too.

Kashrut also has rules about how eggs and fish aren't meat, so it's not exactly scientific. It's more Tanakhic strict constructionism.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018

The stuff one learns on a smart military blog!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (DAdSz)

607 logprof, that song, "Where's the Orchestra?", concludes The Nylon Curtain.

The last few notes, echo Allentown (which begins the same album).

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (km8m2)

608 603 587 Tom, this is the Billy Joel song that really chokes me up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:35 AM (km8m2)

--I thought for sure it was "Allentown." True Trump song.
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (e7oj4)


Funny how old that song is now and things really haven't changed.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:42 AM (h2Bdk)

609 X-ray that scenario was in a movie. The guy lived in his moms basement but he owned the house and did so so she would be taken care of. Zoey deschannel loved the due for it.
Posted by: Cheribebe


If Zoey D showed up at my basement door I'd be ecstatic. But the house I own is not the one I live in. And because I am a super Dad one of my daughters pays fake rent to live in my house.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:42 AM (YdakM)

610 I like Captain Jack a lot - and what I like the most is that when the refrain comes, "Captain Jack will get you high tonight", the base line is not only a counterpoint to the melody, it bursts through and is far more powerful and gripping melodic line than the upper, vocal part is. That's the part I always find myself humming along to whenever it plays.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:43 AM (V2Yro)

611 I live in my Dad's basement. So picking up chicks would be weird at this point in my life. To be clear I own a house and am a basement dweller to take care of Dad. But it would still be hard to explain to a date.
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (YdakM)

------------

I'm not sure why explaining this would be so hard. You have done a fine job explaining it here. .

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:43 AM (+1YDx)

612 Funny how old that song is now and things really haven't changed.

We were watching standup comedian from the 80s, a lot of his material still worked and was funny.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (DAdSz)

613 The stuff one learns on a smart military blog!
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (DAdSz)


This place is crawling with yids. I'm not a cob though, so I'm not on the weather-control roster.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (y87Qq)

614 Pug, I can think of worse people to look like ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:41 AM (km8m2)

Yeah. That's why I just chuckled and said, could be worse.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (EhZNT)

615 I would say pick between being a Catholic or a Baptist, and start taking some bible classes.

I'm the Mr Robot of scripture. You realise.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 22, 2018 12:44 AM (N1ZXu)

616 okay, time to go to bed. My dreams will be full of Billy Joel songs, no doubt!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (V2Yro)

617 I'm sure he's old enough to buy a Pepsi !
Posted by: JT
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Technically, Pepsi did not exist in 1893. Wiki:
Originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad's Drink.

Wasn't renamed until 1898.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (xSo9G)

618 @581 Mary Cloggenstein- I don't know, Brattleboro is pretty far and you are an old lefty skank. Just not feeling it honey.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (6oDGm)

619 Goodnight horde, I came back and caught up on comments, I wish you all well, you are a great group of people. I was going to say folks, but then I'd have to wear my Barack sock with the creepy porno mustache!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 22, 2018 12:46 AM (nWc4E)

620
I think it has been mentioned here a few times about an AoS online
dating thing. Someone needs to get on with it so some of you can meet
like minded people. Hell I might even give it a whirl. What's the worse
that could happen?

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:31 AM (6oDGm)

That someone has to relocate?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:46 AM (txw6d)

621 IMHO there's tons of good stuff on The Nylon Curtain.

Billy Joel also has a song on there about a ridonkulously co-dependent relationship, Laura. Very much sounds like a John Lennon piece.

And then there's Surprises, which is Joel ANGRILY looking back at his days being screwed around by his agents and original record company.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:47 AM (km8m2)

622 Jack White, I'm slowly turning into you

https://youtu.be/cnE6Mg0nDJw

Live event.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2018 12:47 AM (rnAwa)

623 I was going to say folks, but then I'd have to wear my Barack sock with the creepy porno mustache!
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 22, 2018 12:46 AM (nWc4E)


That's not who we are.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (y87Qq)

624 You have described a positive feedback loop.

Not being snarky or flip here. Your fear of failure is causing you to take action (or inaction) that reinforces the fail.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:13 AM (bNb8V)

I think you're 100% correct.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:16 AM (NWiLs)



He is. Then you write it out, which reinforces it more. Then all the other people say it is true, and suddenly we have a cascade. Then you are in the black pit.

I'm not sure what to do. It would be easy to say nothing or check out. That is probably my default. But I wanted to give it one more shot. When you go there, what would help? Ignoring you? Telling you to shutty? Short-circuit you with a cattle prod?

I won't help you dig a deeper pit, nor will I continue to throw offers of help at a brick wall. However, you suffer from depression, and I don't want to leave you flailing in doom. So tell me, what will help? If you don't know...and I say this with concern and compassion...think of something. Use that wonderful brain for good and not doom. I'm sorry if I went too far...I SO HOPE I didn't. If I did, please forgive me.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (vFd8X)

625 Originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad's Drink.

Wasn't renamed until 1898.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (xSo9G)


You loved Brad's Drink.

Then you renamed it.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (y87Qq)

626 hogmartin, you are on fire tonight

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (PUmDY)

627 And then there's Surprises, which is Joel ANGRILY looking back at his days being screwed around by his agents and original record company.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:47 AM (km8m2)


It's difficult to feel much sympathy for a guy who was blessed with so much talent, is as rich as Croesus, and was married to Christie Brinkley in her prime.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (h2Bdk)

628 hogmartin, you are on fire tonight
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:49 AM (PUmDY)


Thanks, I think.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (y87Qq)

629 I'm not sure why explaining this would be so hard. You have done a fine job explaining it here. .
Posted by: Calm Mentor


Are you inferring I am using my situation as a excuse?

You're probably right. I'll have to think about that now and I hate thinking.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (YdakM)

630 544
Now, I just don't give a damn anymore. I'm not looking and just living my life the best way I know.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:23 AM (rJUlF)


Same here, and it's been like that for a long time.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (sdi6R)

631 Ace's liver, I agree that by 1983 it should have been water under the bridge for him, but still... all I can say is, great song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (km8m2)

632 Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (6oDGm


Dn't know if you were around, but 2 people did hook up and are engaged. Shibumi...and um...the guy half. I don't remember his name.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (vFd8X)

633 He is. Then you write it out, which reinforces it more. Then all the other people say it is true, and suddenly we have a cascade. Then you are in the black pit.

Is that like the barrel ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (2s3aR)

634 Shibumi...and um...the guy half. I don't remember his name.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (vFd8X)


Bozo Conservative.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:51 AM (y87Qq)

635 Ric Ocasek and Paulina are still married, I think.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (PUmDY)

636 Since it's been mentioned, here's Billy Joel's "Allentown"

https://youtu.be/BHnJp0oyOxs

1/2 of my family hails from Bethlehem, so it's a poignant song. . . .

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)

637 1/2 of my family hails from Bethlehem, so it's a poignant song. . . .
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)


Whoa, neat. My mom's entire side of the family - all ~30 of them - live within 90 minutes of Hazleton.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (y87Qq)

638 635 Ric Ocasek and Paulina are still married, I think.

Nope, been separated for a bit and are filing for divorce

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (DAdSz)

639 Since it's been mentioned, here's Billy Joel's "Allentown"

Whenever I hear that song, I sing....


Well I'm sittin' here in Allentown

and when I stand up my pants fall down

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (2s3aR)

640 @581 Mary Cloggenstein- I don't know, Brattleboro is pretty far and you are an old lefty skank. Just not feeling it honey.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:45 AM (6oDGm)

Well, if I'm not worse enough for you, I know this young gal, Lena...

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein at July 22, 2018 12:55 AM (bNb8V)

641 @620 Miley, the Duchess-Finding someone of value and of like mind is rare. People relocate for all kinds of reasons. Not trying to be flip about it, I know it's not easy.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:56 AM (6oDGm)

642 Nitey nite peeps!! See ya on the flip side!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:57 AM (DAdSz)

643 Goodnight Cheribebe :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:57 AM (km8m2)

644 While we're talking Billy Joel songs....

He wrote "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" with Ronnie Spector in mind. Ronnie covered it, backed by the E Street Band, in 1977. I finally heard it today, and I like it.

https://youtu.be/yJ72eejEcTQ

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (rJUlF)

645 1/2 of my family hails from Bethlehem, so it's a poignant song. . . .

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:52 AM (e7oj4)

My Tim's mother's family were descended from the original Moravians.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (txw6d)

646 166 Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200mph (link to Fox Business)

https://tinyurl.com/ydxrkafu

---

My Honda Civic could do all that. At the Grand Canyon. Once.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (t5m5e)

647 Night, Cheribebe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (bNb8V)

648 Is Claudia Schiffer still with the magician?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (PUmDY)

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (DAdSz)

650 Good night, Cheribebe.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (y87Qq)

651 Funny how old that song is now and things really haven't changed.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 12:42 AM (h2Bdk)

--The Lehigh Valley is to me one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Not as spectacular as the Shenandoah Valley, but right up there.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (e7oj4)

652 CW, I had no idea about that. Thanks for the link!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (km8m2)

653 Maybe it is me, but there are way worse things than being alone. The loneliest I have ever felt in my life was being a relationship I shouldn't have been in. I also see people unhappy in relationships.

Often, people are unhappy in their lives, look for someone to change that, but it only works a short time.

I guess I'm just saying look at the flipside of the coin sometimes...maybe it can mitigate the societal drumbeat, or loneliness. The desire for someone, the being paired off, I think is natural. But man, sometimes you guys go to such a dark place. Like, end of the world, suicidal place. No wait...that is not correct. Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)

654 Are you inferring I am using my situation as a excuse?

You're probably right. I'll have to think about that now and I hate thinking.
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 12:50 AM (YdakM)

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No, but I could easily see how you could take it that way.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (+1YDx)

655 @620 Miley, the Duchess-Finding someone of value and
of like mind is rare. People relocate for all kinds of reasons. Not
trying to be flip about it, I know it's not easy.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:56 AM (6oDGm)

For someone like me, it's relatively easy. Especially if I find someone of value and like mind.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (txw6d)

656 Wow, there were some pretty hefty wind gusts there.

The temperature is nice and I have my windows open.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (sdi6R)

657 I didnt disappear. I was just reading this thread while drinking rum.

I feel enlightened and also giggly.

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (Zogyx)

658 platypus, I agree 100% that there are far worse things than being alone.

My part-time job right now is working at a "family law" (i.e., divorce/child support/child custody) law firm. OMG...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:00 AM (km8m2)

659 Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)

I agree. It's also not an easy rut to pull yourself out of. You have to want to do it. For several years, I didn't want to. Too much effort and energy.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (rJUlF)

660 My Tim's mother's family were descended from the original Moravians.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (txw6d)

--My grandparents on my dad's side always hung Moravian Stars at Christmas. Lord, I miss that.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (e7oj4)

661 My Honda Civic could do all that. At the Grand Canyon. Once.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 22, 2018 12:58 AM (t5m5e)

Could we start a GoFundMe to have Michael Moore jump the Grand Canyon in a Tesla?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (bNb8V)

662 Falcon 9 is at T-47 minutes and counting. Fueling starts at T-35.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (sdi6R)

663
The Saturday Night Joke

The Glass Eye

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0508296

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (IqV8l)

664 I may be disappearing soon. If so, goodnight to you all. I appreciated some of the insights being shared. It's why I love it here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (txw6d)

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (Zogyx)

Posted by: Robert knows what's best in life at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (Zogyx)

667 Goodnight Miley! Love having you here even when we don't chat. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (km8m2)

668 Often, people are unhappy in their lives, look for someone to change that, but it only works a short time.

Some truth bombs from Will Smith, of all people:

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

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)

669 --My grandparents on my dad's side always hung Moravian Stars at Christmas. Lord, I miss that.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (e7oj4)

I used to make Mandelspitzen at Christmas.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (txw6d)

670 Nitey nite peeps!! See ya on the flip side!

Posted by: Cheribebe


Night Cheribebe !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (2s3aR)

671 Could we start a GoFundMe to have Michael Moore jump the Grand Canyon in a Tesla?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 01:03 AM (bNb8V)


Ooo! Ooo!! Put it on pay-per-view!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (km8m2)

672 But man, sometimes you guys go to such a dark place. Like, end of the world, suicidal place. No wait...that is not correct. Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)


Would... would you like an Otter Pop?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:05 AM (y87Qq)

673 Goodnight, qdpsteve!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (txw6d)

674 My favorite Joel is Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

He just set a bunch of scenes, and it just speaks to me.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (cvabZ)

675 'night Miley.

Listen to some Cake, if it won't keep you from sleeping.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (y87Qq)

676 I used to make Mandelspitzen at Christmas.


Posted by: Miley,


What's with the spitzen part ?

Is that one of the ingredients ?

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (2s3aR)

677 Well, I think I will call it a night, too. Tomorrow may be a travel day to work. Sooner or later, I will get the word to go. Been delayed 4 times now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (bNb8V)

678 https://youtu.be/rxnYIANcFyM


Bethlehem Steel - Grant Lee Buffalo

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (yc6aH)

679 674 My favorite Joel is Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

He just set a bunch of scenes, and it just speaks to me.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (cvabZ)


That's a great song.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (h2Bdk)

680 Jeff, that's one of Joel's masterpieces to be sure.

He even talks about writing it, in some of the extra interview tracks on his greatest hits box set.

"A bottle of red, a bottle of white,
it all depends on your appetite..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (km8m2)

681 My favorite Joel is Moon Zero Two.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:08 AM (IqV8l)

682 668 Often, people are unhappy in their lives, look for someone to change that, but it only works a short time.

Some truth bombs from Will Smith, of all people:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUwzrqcPujg
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)

--He is right.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:08 AM (e7oj4)

683 My favorite Joel is Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.

He just set a bunch of scenes, and it just speaks to me.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:06 AM (cvabZ)

That's a great song.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (h2Bdk)

That's my favorite Joel song ever. He's said it's his favorite, too.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (rJUlF)

684 Nite AOP.

Nite Miley .

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (2s3aR)

685 Don't be going to sleep just yet. The SpaceX webcast will be starting in about 20 minutes. Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (sdi6R)

686 0545 alarm, very little margin for error.

In other words, a good night's sleep lies ahead.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!

*ejects*

*chute deploys*

*lands on pillow*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 22, 2018 01:10 AM (QzJWU)

687 I wanted to mention that if anyone has some spare time Samaritan*s purse is looking for volunteers to help out Mashalltown,IA. That town was decimated by a tornado Thursday. They need workers to help dig out and clean up.

Now off to bed.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 22, 2018 01:10 AM (DAdSz)

688 Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 12:39 AM (e7oj4)

Ha!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 01:10 AM (H80UQ)

689 685 Don't be going to sleep just yet. The SpaceX webcast will be starting in about 20 minutes. Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (sdi6R)


Oh, thanks for that. I had forgotten about it. Relaunch of the first Block 5.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (h2Bdk)

690 Some truth bombs from Will Smith, of all people:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUwzrqcPujg
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)


That's about perfect right there, concise and thorough. Says it all.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (y87Qq)

691 678 https://youtu.be/rxnYIANcFyM


Bethlehem Steel - Grant Lee Buffalo

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (yc6aH)

--Bethlehem Steel, R.I.P.

Great-grandpop worked there.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (e7oj4)

692 @655 Miley, the Duchess-I know your story a bit Miley, you sound like an exceptional woman, I'm surprised no one from AoS has not tried to scoop you up. I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac and a few others here find worthy companionship.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

693 Here is the link for the webcast, which hasn't started yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybp6zLaGx4

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (sdi6R)

694 JROD, thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (km8m2)

695 Sometimes I'd get. All the time...that's just dangerous.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:59 AM (vFd8X)

I agree. It's also not an easy rut to pull yourself out of. You have to want to do it. For several years, I didn't want to. Too much effort and energy.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (rJUlF)


Yea, I really hate being all blabby about it. It'd be easier to not say anything. I don't want to offend anyone or say life is easy or everyone will find someone, or anything like that. I just think a lot of you are wonderful people, and when the darkness gets rolling and suddenly everyone is like a 95 yo who has no chance of meeting anyone ever...so life isn't worth living... it is sad and such a lie.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (vFd8X)

696 Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (sdi6R)


Wow. That's an awfully low number for a family of satellites that's been around for *counts* over 50 years.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (y87Qq)

697 I won't help you dig a deeper pit, nor will I continue to throw offers of help at a brick wall. However, you suffer from depression, and I don't want to leave you flailing in doom. So tell me, what will help? If you don't know...and I say this with concern and compassion...think of something. Use that wonderful brain for good and not doom. I'm sorry if I went too far...I SO HOPE I didn't. If I did, please forgive me.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (vFd8X)

I haven't the slightest idea. I don't mean this to be smartassed but if I knew I wouldn't be in the condition I'm in.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (NWiLs)

698 I get the honor of going to my daughters house and fixing her car. I think I can I think I can I think I can. The little dork that could is the ending to the story I'm shooting for.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (YdakM)

699 689
Oh, thanks for that. I had forgotten about it. Relaunch of the first Block 5.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (h2Bdk)


I'm not sure, but I think this is the second Block 5, a new rocket.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (sdi6R)

700 It's a shame they don't make it to smell like Lionel locomotive smoke.

Half of the Lionel smell is ozone from the open frame motor.

But original smoke pellets? Nirvana.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (brIR5)

701 Don't be going to sleep just yet. The SpaceX webcast will be starting in about 20 minutes. Launch of the Telstar 19 communications satellite is set for 1:50 am ET.

Posted by: rickl


Sorry rickl. I'm gonna have to pass.

Nite all .

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2018 01:15 AM (2s3aR)

702 The little dork that could
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (YdakM)


That's from Kierkegaard, right?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:16 AM (y87Qq)

703 680 Jeff, that's one of Joel's masterpieces to be sure.

He even talks about writing it, in some of the extra interview tracks on his greatest hits box set.

"A bottle of red, a bottle of white,
it all depends on your appetite..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:07 AM (km8m2)

I have the set, and after hearing his explanation, it gives more to the song.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:17 AM (cvabZ)

704 While not paying attention, my Pittsburgh Pirates have won 8 in a row. They are still in 4th place in the NL Central but above .500. Still not expecting much from them this year but at least they are respectable at the moment.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 22, 2018 01:17 AM (yc6aH)

705 One of my fondest childhood memories is visiting my great-grandparents in Bethlehem. I was *obsessed* with trains as a boy, and the railroad went right by their backyard.

If I could have captured that joy in a jar. . . .

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (e7oj4)

706 696
Wow. That's an awfully low number for a family of satellites that's been around for *counts* over 50 years.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:13 AM (y87Qq)


I remember watching a film about the first Telstar back in elementary school.

Modern communications and weather satellites are usually designed for about a 15 year lifespan. Of course, they are much larger and more capable than their ancestors in the 1960s.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (sdi6R)

707 Jeff, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (km8m2)

708 Time for the old folk. Busy day tomorrow, I got the duty at our family fish fry.

Never lose sight of where we are blessed to live, a place unique in the world.

And in keeping with that, remember we are Americans, so that head is held HIGH and PROUD.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (S/hVx)

709 I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac find worthy companionship.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

Sad face

Posted by: Robert really is chopped liver at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (Zogyx)

710 699 689
Oh, thanks for that. I had forgotten about it. Relaunch of the first Block 5.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:11 AM (h2Bdk)

I'm not sure, but I think this is the second Block 5, a new rocket.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (sdi6R)


Yeah, you're right. The wording on the story I was ambiguous and I read it the wrong way.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:19 AM (h2Bdk)

711 Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (sdi6R)

Not exactly related, are you familiar with Telstar Logistics?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:19 AM (y87Qq)

712 711
Not exactly related, are you familiar with Telstar Logistics?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:19 AM (y87Qq)


No, I'm not.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:21 AM (sdi6R)

713 @709 Robert-.......and you too.

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:22 AM (6oDGm)

714 Well, good night to everyone who is calling it a night.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (sdi6R)

715 I'm familiar with Telstar, the *song* by Joe Meek and the Tornados. Very first British Invasion hit song, supposedly. (And Joe Meek was even crazier than Phil Spector.)

Talk about an earworm. The 1962-era Clavioline synthesizer sounded like a billion flies buzzing at once. One of those songs that gets stuck in my head and I have to use a jackhammer to remove it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (km8m2)

716 I was going to run today, like I do most Saturday mornings. The temperature was 107 F, so I said nah.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (rnAwa)

717 709 I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac find worthy companionship.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

Sad face
Posted by: Robert really is chopped liver at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (Zogyx)

--Dog knows if I can, you can.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (e7oj4)

718 I hope you, qdpsteve, Insomniac find worthy companionship.
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:12 AM (6oDGm)

Sad face
Posted by: Robert really is chopped liver at July 22, 2018 01:18 AM (Zogyx)


Must have just been an oversight. I'm sure we'll be mentioned in the next communiqué! HQ hasn't forgotten about us!

*tightens helmet chinstrap*
*fixes bayonet*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (y87Qq)

719 LOL! A Democrat candidate for the Wisconsin assembly has been caught forging signatures on her nomination papers. Charlisse Daniels was featured on CNN last year as a woman who had decided to run due to Trump's election. She had been through a 70 hour training program by an outfit called Emerge America, which recruits Dem candidate. Evidently "Forgery 101" was one of the topics. Ah, dear, another bright young leftist rising star has fallen...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 22, 2018 01:25 AM (H80UQ)

720 I'm not a rocket scientist, so I don't know how they go about deciding on launch times. It would be better to do it at a more convenient hour.


Funky music has started!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybp6zLaGx4

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:25 AM (sdi6R)

721 MisHum is to ONTs as Little Wonder was to television entertainment.

Posted by: GarMoe at July 22, 2018 01:26 AM (B+4PC)

722 7 I won't help you dig a deeper pit, nor will I continue to throw offers of help at a brick wall. However, you suffer from depression, and I don't want to leave you flailing in doom. So tell me, what will help? If you don't know...and I say this with concern and compassion...think of something. Use that wonderful brain for good and not doom. I'm sorry if I went too far...I SO HOPE I didn't. If I did, please forgive me.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 12:48 AM (vFd8X)

I haven't the slightest idea. I don't mean this to be smartassed but if I knew I wouldn't be in the condition I'm in.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 01:14 AM (NWiLs)


On here...just here, in the comments. What do I say or do when you go there? Should I ignore you? Just let you go on a rip? What?

Fire up that brain and think of something. I know it will be painful, bcz those neurons haven't been used in so long, but give it a shot.

After tonight though, I've got nothing else. I've said everything. It's not bcz I don't care that I won't say it all again, it is bcz I don't want to insult you and other people by saying it all again.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (vFd8X)

723 715 I'm familiar with Telstar, the *song* by Joe Meek and the Tornados. Very first British Invasion hit song, supposedly. (And Joe Meek was even crazier than Phil Spector.)

Talk about an earworm. The 1962-era Clavioline synthesizer sounded like a billion flies buzzing at once. One of those songs that gets stuck in my head and I have to use a jackhammer to remove it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:23 AM (km8m2)


Yeah, I bought the 45 umpteen years ago.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (sdi6R)

724 rickl, "Telstar Logistics" is a pseudonym for a guy. It started as a social hack so he could park his van in loading areas without getting tickets. Several vehicles, sticky vinyl logos, reflective vests, and hard hats later, it has grown into a... well, it's still an utterly forgettable name for a company that doesn't exist, but the guy who "created" it can now flash a lanyard ID badge, park anywhere, and go anywhere in any city and nobody can stop him because he has perfect urban industrial camouflage.

He also posts some neat stories about science and industrial history.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (y87Qq)

725 Good gravy Morons, you got me having "Allentown" on loop.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:29 AM (e7oj4)

726

Elon Musk is a total fraud

https://nypost.com/2018/07/21/elon-musk-is-a-total-fraud/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:30 AM (IqV8l)

727 @717 logprof-Fortunately my worthy companion for the evening gets off in 30 minutes so thanks for letting me kill time on the ONT guys. Good night, take care!

Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 01:30 AM (6oDGm)

728 Night all. Been up since 4:30 this morning, with nothing to do.This funemployment sucks ass.

Be well, all.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 22, 2018 01:32 AM (+1YDx)

729 "A bottle of red... a bottle of white.

I'll meet you anytime, you want, in our Italian Restaurant...."

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:32 AM (cvabZ)

730 720 I'm not a rocket scientist, so I don't know how they go about deciding on launch times. It would be better to do it at a more convenient hour.


Funky music has started!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybp6zLaGx4
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:25 AM (sdi6R)


Has to do with launch site availability and the final orbit. The Falcon 9 doesn't put geostationary sats in their final orbit, but only in a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Launching at the wrong time means using extra fuel or not getting the sat into the right orbital slot.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:33 AM (h2Bdk)

731 Good night, JROD & Calm Mentor.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:33 AM (y87Qq)

732 Isn't the New York Post the paper that recently published a front page illustration showing Donald Trump shooting Uncle Sam in the head?

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:34 AM (sdi6R)

733 And the webcast has started.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:34 AM (sdi6R)

734 724 rickl, "Telstar Logistics" is a pseudonym for a guy. It started as a social hack so he could park his van in loading areas without getting tickets. Several vehicles, sticky vinyl logos, reflective vests, and hard hats later, it has grown into a... well, it's still an utterly forgettable name for a company that doesn't exist, but the guy who "created" it can now flash a lanyard ID badge, park anywhere, and go anywhere in any city and nobody can stop him because he has perfect urban industrial camouflage.

He also posts some neat stories about science and industrial history.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:27 AM (y87Qq)


That's hilarious. Reminds me of a boss of mine who said you can go anywhere as long as you carry a clipboard and look like you know where you're going.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:35 AM (h2Bdk)

735 That's hilarious. Reminds me of a boss of mine who said you can go anywhere as long as you carry a clipboard and look like you know where you're going.
Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:35 AM (h2Bdk)


That's exactly what he does. I think the term for it is "Bavarian Fire Drill".

https://tinyurl.com/weddo

Posted by: hogmartin at July 22, 2018 01:37 AM (y87Qq)

736 "Elon Musk is a total fraud"

I read some of this earlier, and her commentary on Space X is way off the mark:

"SpaceX - which Musk touts as replacing NASA and colonizing Mars - has been a literal failure to launch. So many of its rockets have burned up or crashed that Musk, for reasons unknown, has made a blooper reel."

I don't mind hating on Musk, but I stopped reading after that.

Posted by: Chris M at July 22, 2018 01:38 AM (6XZdO)

737 SpaceX is a real company with real profits. His other ventures seem like subsidy farming, for the most part.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:40 AM (h2Bdk)

738 It's amazing how much we depend on satellites today without even thinking about them. They didn't even exist before 60 years ago.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

739 Goodnight all, thanks for the fantastic chat tonight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 22, 2018 01:43 AM (km8m2)

740 The blooper reel was of the first few landing attempts, before they got the hang of it. It's on YouTube, and quite entertaining.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:44 AM (sdi6R)

741 738 It's amazing how much we depend on satellites today without even thinking about them. They didn't even exist before 60 years ago.
Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

--And we better watch out. The Chinese are definitely working on satellite killers.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:44 AM (e7oj4)

742 That's hilarious. Reminds me of a boss of mine who said you can go anywhere as long as you carry a clipboard and look like you know where you're going.
Posted by: Ace's liver



Not going anywhere. But in my job speaking confidently with multi syllabic words is enough to shut other people in a meeting up.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:46 AM (YdakM)

743 So we reflexively smile at them. We can't help it. We're wired that way.

They're all like, "EEW! Get away from me, perv!"
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:26 PM (sdi6R)


When I was a waitress, this older fellow used to ask me to put my finger in his iced tea to "sweeten it."

Posted by: Emmie at July 22, 2018 01:46 AM (4HMW8)

744
It's amazing how much we depend on satellites today without even thinking about them. They didn't even exist before 60 years ago.
Posted by: rickl


I was in the engine room on a Navy ship in 1971.
I don't know how they knew where we were.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:48 AM (IqV8l)

745 Not going anywhere. But in my job speaking confidently with multi syllabic words is enough to shut other people in a meeting up.
Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:46 AM (YdakM)

--Pray tell, where do you work, and are they hiring?

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:49 AM (e7oj4)

746 "Armenia" is a retired Fanta flavor? Probably retired because it tasted like Kim Kardashian's ass.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at July 22, 2018 01:52 AM (GXOTw)

747 Hmmm... they're planning to do a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black woman (Fox). I checked on the planned reboot of the Greatest American Hero (ABC) with an Indian woman ... axed before it could get off the ground.

Apparently ABC has realized that audiences are all SJW-ed out. Maybe Fox will get the hint after a little focus group testing.

Nice that they're getting smart enough to value ratings over ideology, but it's irritating that they have the insatiable need to push in this direction.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2018 01:52 AM (/qEW2)

748 I'm a bit young to be a Billy Joel fan, my first recollection of him was on the TV top 10 when he was #1 with It's Still Rock and Roll to Me. His stuff after that was good, but didn't really get around mid-80s metal and pop. I found him in the early 90s when I was tired of then current pop music, I bought this Greatest Hits V1&2. On casette.

I've been a fan since. That's a GH album every GH album producer needs to listen to.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:53 AM (cvabZ)

749

Armenia City In The Sky

https://youtu.be/2naTu5WpsEQ

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 01:54 AM (IqV8l)

750 I found him in the early 90s when I was tired of then current pop music, I bought this Greatest Hits V1&2. On casette.

I've been a fan since. That's a GH album every GH album producer needs to listen to.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:53 AM (cvabZ)

--Say what you will about Billy Joel, but "You're Only Human" is a very pro-life song.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (e7oj4)

751 --Pray tell, where do you work, and are they hiring?
Posted by: logprof


My presence in meetings is kinda rare since I'm just a technician. But if I show weakness the meeting will always run longer so I avoid that.

Posted by: X-ray at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (YdakM)

752 > they're planning to do a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black woman

Like weren't all those black transgendered differently-abled people who could have used the work. Boycott the bigots!

Posted by: SJW REEEEE! mob at July 22, 2018 01:56 AM (GXOTw)

753 That's my favorite Joel song ever. He's said it's his favorite, too.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at July 22, 2018 01:09 AM (rJUlF)


I get the impression it's very personal for him.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 01:56 AM (cvabZ)

754 Nice launch. I wonder if this is the final configuration of the helium bottle, or if they're still relying on a fancy load sequence to keep it from exploding.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 01:59 AM (h2Bdk)

755 and landing was successful. congrats to honest elon's used rocket barn.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 22, 2018 02:00 AM (MsXt+)

756 Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (e7oj4)

It is.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 02:00 AM (cvabZ)

757 Looking good so far. Second stage and satellite are in orbit and the first stage has landed on the droneship. Now in a coast phase before the second second stage burn.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:01 AM (sdi6R)

758 I read some of this earlier, and her commentary on Space X is way off the mark:

"SpaceX - which Musk touts as replacing NASA and colonizing Mars - has been a literal failure to launch. So many of its rockets have burned up or crashed that Musk, for reasons unknown, has made a blooper reel."

I don't mind hating on Musk, but I stopped reading after that.

Posted by: Chris M at July 22, 2018 01:38 AM (6XZdO)


As long as he's not spending government money on Muslim outreach, I've no objection to him replacing NASA. And the lashing out at the cave divers was so silly I can't really get too worked up over that.

He can be honest. For months the horde has been saying how Teslas are crap, and then he came out and admitted Teslas are crap.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 22, 2018 02:01 AM (/qEW2)

759 > "Armenia" is a retired Fanta flavor? Probably retired because it tasted like Kim Kardashian's ass.

I see what happened. The bloggers screwed up their copy and paste job from Wikipedia. "Armenia" is supposed to start a new country section, not be listed as a flavor under Argentina.

Posted by: SJW REEEEE! mob at July 22, 2018 02:02 AM (GXOTw)

760 watching original walking tall and all i can think is that trump is bufford pusser

Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac at July 22, 2018 02:02 AM (iCsMt)

761 756 Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 01:55 AM (e7oj4)

It is.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 02:00 AM (cvabZ)

--LMAO, re-watching the official video. Very cheesy, but yeah, very so.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 02:04 AM (e7oj4)

762
watching original walking tall and all i can think is that trump is bufford pusser
Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac


MITCHELL!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 02:04 AM (IqV8l)

763 Here is the SpaceX blooper reel mentioned above:

"How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:05 AM (sdi6R)

764 I have to believe that Callahan article is so over-the-top wrong because they wanted outrage clicks.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 02:10 AM (h2Bdk)

765 Second burn about to start.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:15 AM (sdi6R)

766 Hmmm. They're not flying with the redesigned helium tank until sometime in the fall. That's when the official count for man-rating starts.

Posted by: Ace's liver at July 22, 2018 02:17 AM (h2Bdk)

767 762
watching original walking tall and all i can think is that trump is bufford pusser
Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac

MITCHELL!!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 22, 2018 02:04 AM (IqV8l)

you have the right to a phone call "crack" do you understand mister

Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac at July 22, 2018 02:22 AM (iCsMt)

768 "Get Yourself Together" --Henry's Dress:

[recommend max volume]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DDA4lG1LE0&t=676s

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 02:32 AM (e7oj4)

769 Satellite separation and the webcast ended. I had the impression that the second stage was moving oddly after cutoff, and the satellite seemed to be tumbling slightly. It's probably nothing that the satellite can't correct on its own. They said that the orbit was good.

Posted by: rickl at July 22, 2018 02:32 AM (sdi6R)

770 Ventriloquist jokes are the bomb.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:32 AM (CSNuj)

771 "Armenia" is a retired Fanta flavor? Probably retired because it tasted like Kim Kardashian's ass.


I thought that was one of Toto's big hits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:34 AM (CSNuj)

772 A little late to be commenting on the content, but that TP drone "prank" is kinda lame. All that time and effort for two rolls of TP. Two rolls! A good TPing is done late at night, and takes at least a dozen rolls. That's for a small house with maybe one tree in the front yard. And, TP rolls are just made to be thrown. None of this drone BS.

Posted by: N. Armstrong at July 22, 2018 02:35 AM (LMcFk)

773 Sock was kinda stinky.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 22, 2018 02:40 AM (LMcFk)

774 *pokes thread with stick*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:45 AM (CSNuj)

775 It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:46 AM (CSNuj)

776 *gets shovel from garage*

*scoops up thread*

*dumps in garden waste container*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:49 AM (CSNuj)

777 SNAP!

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 02:49 AM (6n+nr)

778 774 *pokes thread with stick*
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:45 AM (CSNuj)

775 It's dead, Jim.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:46 AM (CSN--uj)


--https://youtu.be/r-51GeJSbBU--

Slowdive's foray into tachno.

Dislike techno, enjoy Slowdive

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 02:50 AM (e7oj4)

779 I thought that was one of Toto's big hits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 22, 2018 02:34 AM (CSNuj)

---
naw,. it was The Who

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia_City_in_the_Sky

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 02:52 AM (6n+nr)

780 I like Slowdive too, logprof. Check out their performance on KEXP:

https://youtu.be/gwgq-IWtcPE

Posted by: Average Guy at July 22, 2018 02:53 AM (LMcFk)

781 780 I like Slowdive too, logprof. Check out their performance on KEXP:

https://youtu.be/gwgq-IWtcPE
Posted by: Average Guy at July 22, 2018 02:53 AM (LMcFk)

--Rachel is still beautiful.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:01 AM (e7oj4)

782 More Billy Joel goodness;

https://youtu.be/tJWM5FmZyqU

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 03:02 AM (cvabZ)

783 It's still Rock and Roll to me:

https://youtu.be/5eAQa4MOGkE

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2018 03:08 AM (cvabZ)

784 Diana Krall covers "Just the Way You Are":


https://youtu.be/d8RYUZT57XA

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:08 AM (e7oj4)

785 MTV in the 80's...

yet another cultural touchstone i never came in contact with.

looking at the photos, Martha was hawt then AND naow...

the other chick did not age very well.

but, then again, neither did i.

in my case, plain, broke, scrawny and unhip became plain, broke, fat, and unhip, with predictable results.

with crippled layered on top, for extra desirability.

not.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 03:10 AM (6n+nr)

786 Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 03:10 AM (6n+nr)

--Last I heard a few years ago, Martha Quinn hosted an '80s music show on Sirius.



Oh yeah, and would hit.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:16 AM (e7oj4)

787 Holy Hannah, Martha Quinn is only six years younger than my mom.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:18 AM (e7oj4)

788 Holy Hannah, Martha Quinn is only six years younger than my mom.

Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:18 AM (e7oj4)
---
can i get a phone number or an e-mail addy?



Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 03:21 AM (6n+nr)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2018 03:32 AM (mpXpK)

790 Was one of the first MTV viewers in 1980.






Wait, I'm not supposed to be up now

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 03:58 AM (pHfeF)

791 535 @498 Insomniac-I would totally bang you too bro!!!
Get in line Farmer!
Posted by: JROD at July 22, 2018 12:22 AM (6oDGm)

That escalated quickly.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 22, 2018 12:23

WTF? You take a nap and this place goes places you didn't imagine. LOL.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:00 AM (yJ1e6)

792 Must sleep more

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:03 AM (pHfeF)

793 Holy Hannah, Martha Quinn is only six years younger than my mom.
Posted by: logprof at July 22, 2018 03:18

Get off my lawn LOGPROF!

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:19 AM (yJ1e6)

794 you can sleep when you're dead.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 04:20 AM (6n+nr)

795 great.

now my hash is some weirdo thing out of the geeky and incomprehensible chess thread.

FML.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 04:21 AM (6n+nr)

796 789
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 22, 2018 03:32

Vic, what are these blank posts supposed to mean?

You are still alive , tho very old?

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:23 AM (yJ1e6)

797 I am so use to getting up at 4am my internal clock is set for then and no matter what time I go to bed I wake up then

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:24 AM (pHfeF)

798 He is asleep but his finger keeps hitting post

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:25 AM (pHfeF)

799 And Skip, do you have a sleeping disorder? Maybe check w/ a a doc?

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:25 AM (yJ1e6)

800 Bet Martha isn't more than 6 years older than me

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:27 AM (pHfeF)

801 I don't think so, just use to getting up for years at 4. Do sleep past occasionally, maybe to the 5am hour. Monday don't have to leave for forl until 7

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:30 AM (pHfeF)

802 Martha is only a bit more than 1 year older.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:32 AM (pHfeF)

803 198 to go

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:33 AM (pHfeF)

804 IIRC Skip you are about 35, one night we talked real ages. I'm 62, old bastard.

Anyone else here ever taken the Duck Boats in Branson?
We did we few yrs ago, glad we survived. Ours was also a family group of 11, glad 9 of us didn't die!

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:34 AM (yJ1e6)

805 never been to Branson, only KC, Missouri, on my way to Ft Riley for 11 fun filled days.

i just hope some gubermint asshole doesn't order all DUKW's destroyed as "unsafe"

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 22, 2018 04:38 AM (6n+nr)

806 I'm pushing 60 real fast, me and John John would have been close to age by days but he decided he knew how to fly a airplane.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:39 AM (pHfeF)

807 The fuck are you people talking about on this thread?

...man, I'm glad I Punched-Out when I did.

The O.N.T.: Come for the personalities. Leave when they get weird.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 22, 2018 04:40 AM (Ckg4U)

808 How those boat pwners went out with storm warnings is criminal

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2018 04:40 AM (pHfeF)

809 Time to make the pancakes...

*pulls chute*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Now 17% More Elite at July 22, 2018 04:42 AM (Ckg4U)

810 Hey red,
I should go to bed but I'm still here after our days in the sun selling chops, brats and dogs to benefit the dog park. Think we raised about
$700 which is kinda amazing.

Posted by: Farmer at July 22, 2018 04:43 AM (yJ1e6)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-21-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Robin Hood

So, let's talk about a movie no one remembers because it was pretty derisively received by critics and largely ignored by audiences: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood!

I can feel the excitement!

I bring it up because I think that when trying to talk about a director's work, it's a bit easier to focus on something that isn't universally considered great. Being able to balance between things that a director did well in a particular picture with things that he did not do well in that same picture provides a great view of what the man creates as an artist.

I am, of course, a Ridley Scott fanboy, but I don't love everything he's ever made. In fact, one of his movies that's most often held up as a jewel of his career (Gladiator) I find boring. I overall genuinely think that he's one of the most talented filmmakers working today. With that being said, let's dive into one of his more recent historical epics that I feel was unfairly maligned upon its release.


Theme

When thinking of the theme of the Robin Hood story in general, it usually gets boiled down to "Steal from the Rich and Give to the Poor", which I find simplistic and easily used to justify a terrible morality. Looking at previous incarnations of the Robin Hood tale on the silver screen (in particular the Errol Flynn starring The Adventures of Robin Hood), there's usually a dramatic emphasis on freedom from oppression, but through having the right king in charge. Richard is seen as the savior that England is waiting upon to free the people from the tyranny of John. The story itself is traditionally very pro-monarchy.

Ridley Scott's movie is decidedly not that. Richard isn't some great man sneaking his way home, he's a violent, vengeful drunk trying to pillage French castles to pay for his return home from the Crusades. I think John comes off a bit better in this version than normal since he's not usurping the thrown, he genuinely ascends to it through Richard's death. The third monarch in the movie, Philip of France, is trying to incite a revolt in England in order to make the country much more ripe for invasion. What I came away from with this movie the first time I saw it was how decidedly anti-monarchical it was, and it had been directed by a Knight of England, no less.

That negative depiction of kings is important to the thematic core of the film. Robin isn't a nobleman brought to action because his land was stolen by a usurper king, fighting to return the rightful king so he can, implicitly, get all of his stuff back. No, Robin is a commoner fighting for "liberty by law".

71. Robin Hood 01.jpg

The key comes in the quote that comes up frequently throughout the movie, "Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." It's written on the hilt of the sword that Robin takes back to Nottingham, and it was a line written by Robin's father. It was the idea that lambs (the common people) should continue to fight against oppression (kings) until they become lions themselves (self governance).


Commoner vs. Nobleman

One of the complaints with the film when it originally came out was that it overcomplicated and changed the origin of Robin. He starts the movie as Robin Longstride, a common archer in the king's army returning from the Holy Land. Robert Loxley is an advisor and friend to Richard who is tasked with returning the king's crown upon his death. Robert dies en route, and Robin takes up the mantle selfishly. He disguises himself and his band of merry men as knights, bound for England with the crown and all the loot they can carry, making their home country wealthy men. Robert's dying words, though, get a promise from Robin to return Robert's sword to his father. Robin, of course, takes up the task, and that is how he gets to Nottingham and meets Marian Loxley.

That does seem overcomplicated, especially when compared to the simplicity of the original tellings, but I think it adds a new dimension to the story.

No longer the nobleman fighting for his stuff, he's a commoner fighting for the basic rights that every man deserves. This outlook really comes to its culmination at a speech in Barnsdale. King John is trying his poorly best to head off a rebellion of the barons when Robin gives the below speech:

John has a line that I consider key: "A castle for every man?" Take that single line out and think about it. It's the perfect distillation of the "Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor" mentality. He's asking Robin if that's what he wants directly. Robin responds with, "In England, every man's home is his castle." Robin isn't asking for more stuff, he's asking for freedom.

It's a much better message overall, and it's a much more mature take on the Robin Hood legend.


Look

If it's a Ridley Scott movie, so it's going to look good. Robin Hood is no exception.

All of his historical movies share a gritty, grimy, but painterly and polished look that I simply love. They are all expensive, and they look like so much of the budget goes into costumes, sets, and smoke machines instead of digital effects (there's plenty of that too, to be sure).

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I couldn't tell you how much of that above shot it real or digital, but it's so dense with texture and visual information.

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Just look at the detail and classical framing that provides clear spatial relationships and depth of field. Look at how big everything looks so easily.

How good Ridley Scott's movies look are one of the reasons that I always find something to enjoy about them.


Not Perfect

I really like this take on the Robin Hood tale overall, but the movie is not without its flaws. One of the best parts of the movie is also one of its worst: Marion Loxley. Marion in this movie is a woman who married her husband just to see him leave for the Crusades within a week of their wedding. She's been living with Sir Walter Loxley, her father in law, ever since, negotiating a hard life under a massive tax burden from the state to fund the Crusade with a few hard years on their harvest and corrupt local officials (in particular from the sheriff, of course). She's become very independent, especially after Walter was struck blind, leaving the running of the estate to her. Her interactions with Robin when he arrives bearing her husband's identity are fun.

But then the movie tries to make her into an action star, and it's just…ridiculous.

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A quick comment on the difference between the theatrical and unrated cuts. The single largest addition to the unrated cut of the movie is to add more to the subplot about the children of Nottingham who have run away from home and become pillagers living in Sherwood Forest (an obvious first step towards the Merry Men). In the theatrical cut, they appear once in the beginning, get referenced a few times, and then, almost inexplicably, show up for the final battle against the invading French army with Marion riding a steed in full armor leading them. The unrated cut just adds more scenes around these kids, but their addition to the final battle is still inexplicable.

Marion's addition to the final battle could have been so easily cut out of the end result by simply pulling the shots she's in. She's not integral to how the battle plays out at all. All of that makes me think that some producer forced Scott to include Marion in battle, and he said, "Fine, if I have to do it, she'll be useless and her addition will be funny at best."


So, why?

Why bring up Robin Hood at all? A couple of reasons. The first is that I do think it's underappreciated. It's not perfect, but it's smarter than people insist.

Roger Ebert taught me how to watch movies, and one of his favorites was The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn. He once wrote that on good days his favorite movie was Citizen Kane, but on bad days it was The Adventures of Robin Hood because of its ability to cheer him up. That affection for the "original" really colored his viewing of Ridley Scott's take. He insisted that the tale of Robin Hood should be fun and the fact that the 2010 movie wasn't fun meant that it wasn't good. We're all human, and I think that Ebert's affection for the Errol Flynn version blinded him to the qualities that are actually to be found here.

The second reason I bring it up is to try and convince a few of you to check it out. Just remember, watch the theatrical version, it's still not perfect, but it's got a wonderfully mature message about the common people, the preference of self-governance to dictatorial rule, and the general inappropriateness of the rule of kings.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The Equalizer 2
Unfriended: Dark Web

Next in my Netflix Queue:
The Darkest Hour

Movies I Saw This Week:
A Quiet Place (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Poster blurb: "Effective and inventive little horror movie." [Redbox]
Red Tails (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) "Too many characters and muddled storytelling undercut pretty well-done action set pieces." [Netflix DVD]
Pulp Fiction (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) [Rewatch] "Getting past its pseudo-revolutionary structure, there's a wonderful exploration of chance and how people react to it there." [Personal Collection]
Dressed to Kill (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Trashy but entertaining sendup of Psycho from one of Hitchcock's biggest fans." [TubiTV]
Man of Steel (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) [Rewatch] "It's not perfect, but I love it's sense of scale and propulsive pace." [Personal Collection]


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Comments

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1 Men in Tights was better.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:11 PM (NWiLs)

2 Watching The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies which never saw before. I've got a few bones to pick with this movie

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (pHfeF)

3 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF)

4
There is one Robin Hood movie and it starred Errol Flynn. Robin and Marian is also acceptable. (Especially for the rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (SiINZ)

5 Sir, you offend me. *slaps face with kid glove*

Gladiator is very likely the finest movie I have ever seen.

And I done seen a few movies.

Seriously, it's amazing how movies affect viewers so differently. I've never heard of any single movie that was 100% loved by everyone.


nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (EhZNT)

6 Picture this: A gritty, realistic Robin Hood biopic, but...

ROBIN HOOD AND THE MERRY MEN ARE ALL CHICKS!!!

Posted by: Studio Suit No. 2 at July 21, 2018 07:16 PM (CSNuj)

7 Ah, this is the Russel Crowe Robin Hood. I have that movie and I love it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 07:16 PM (mpXpK)

8 It was no Men in Tights.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:16 PM (yQpMk)

9 I'd love to see Wes Anderson do things like Robin Hood and King Arthur.

And Aliens.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (YPqbH)

10 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF)


He did, but then he threw in a comment about pork schnitzel and it confused everyone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (CSNuj)

11 ROBIN HOOD AND THE MERRY MEN ARE ALL CHICKS!!!

Posted by: Studio Suit No. 2 at July 21, 2018 07:16 PM (CSNuj)



Is it a prono?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (SiINZ)

12 I never saw this Robin Hood, Master and Commander is on my favorite top 10 so bet I would like it.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (pHfeF)

13 5 Sir, you offend me. *slaps face with kid glove*

Gladiator is very likely the finest movie I have ever seen.

And I done seen a few movies.

Seriously, it's amazing how movies affect viewers so differently. I've never heard of any single movie that was 100% loved by everyone.


nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (EhZNT)

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What's weird to me is that I truly am a Ridley Scott fanboi, and I feel so cold about Gladiator, which everyone seems to love. And then I turn around and appreciate both Robin Hood and Kingdom of Heaven so much more than just about the rest of the planet.

It's weird, I tells ya!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (SeRz4)

14 >>>I think John comes off a bit better in this version than normal since he's not usurping the thrown

Whew. That's a relief.

Posted by: Emperor Shot Put at July 21, 2018 07:18 PM (/qEW2)

15 3 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF)

Yes. See #193 in the prior post. Have I proven my worth as a good citizen of the HQ?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:18 PM (NWiLs)

16 I'm also in the minority that really enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:19 PM (yQpMk)

17 I've never seen Gladiator. I've never seen Forest Gump or Titanic, either. It's now become a weird thing where I actively avoid seeing any of them since I've accomplished it for this long.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:19 PM (YPqbH)

18 Hey everybody.

ATTENTION EVERYONE WHO ORDERED A MOVIE LAST WEEK FROM QDPSTEVE:

They went out in the mail yesterday, so I hope everyone gets their package within 7 days. Look for a package marked "Media Mail." If you DON'T have it by then, please let me know!

And, for everyone who offered some sort of reimbursement: it's 100% up to you whether to do so. But if you do... surprise me! I will acknowledge however, Amazon gift cards are always welcomed. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:20 PM (km8m2)

19 10 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF)

He did, but then he threw in a comment about pork schnitzel and it confused everyone.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (CSNuj)

Mmmm....pork schnitzel. Damn good eats. Wash it down with a liter of beer and you're in heaven.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:20 PM (NWiLs)

20 Gladiator is in my Top 10.

The Battle of Zama sequence is superb. There's this scene where Russell Crowe comes galloping around the wreckage on a horse and someone tosses him a sword. He catches it by the handle effortlessly, without even glancing at it as he goes galloping past. It's so cool.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:20 PM (CSNuj)

21 Dressing up a bad movie does it no justice, and it diminishes the credibility of the reviewer. It's much better to just acknowledge that the movie was bad while noting that you liked it anyway, as that keeps credibility intact.

Scott's Robin Hood was a bad movie.

Posted by: Just a Guy at July 21, 2018 07:20 PM (+63g5)

22 I love the Russell Crowe Robin Hood.

Yes, it completely retcons the original story, but so what? It's better. Also it has Russell Crowe.


Robin Hood-related: In college we had movie nights organized by someone and held in classroom ampitheaters. One of the themes was that they'd show a Bugs Bunny short in front of the movie.

When they showed the Errol Flynn Robin Hood they started with the Bugs Bunny one. I still hear "Welcome to Shoi-Wood" when I see Errol Flynn.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:20 PM (fuK7c)

23 Anyone who has deliberately avoided Porky's II: The Next Day deserves all the scorn imaginable.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:21 PM (yQpMk)

24 Mark Strong is the real deal. He and Jason Issac's are consummate actors.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:21 PM (1P3On)

25 But then the movie tries to make her into an action star, and it's just...ridiculous.




There was a Robin Hood spoof in the 80s with George Segal as Robin Hood. Morgan Fairchild played Maid Marian and Tom Baker played Sir Guy de Gisbourne. She's going to be married off and goes on a long rant about being an independent woman and will make her own choices. Baker leans towards her and says, "My dear, this is the 12th Century. Go find a white dress."

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:21 PM (SiINZ)

26 >>>Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.

Nah. The lions will be browbeaten by the lambs until they identify as lambs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 07:21 PM (/qEW2)

27 "We're men! We're men in tiiiiiiights! We roam around the forest looking for fights!" - the Moron version of Robin Hood

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 21, 2018 07:21 PM (XKZwp)

28 I am waiting for the remake out of England called "Mohamed el hadi Hood".

He steals from the Saxons and gives to the Moors.

Starring Ali G.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 07:22 PM (EoRCO)

29 I've never seen Gladiator. I've never seen Forest Gump or Titanic, either. It's now become a weird thing where I actively avoid seeing any of them since I've accomplished it for this long.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:19 PM (YPqbH)



You're a lucky man

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:22 PM (SiINZ)

30 Pauline Kael---best movie critic ever, a pleasure to read. I own all her books (collections of her reviews.) She didn't pull any punches.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 07:22 PM (RfnqA)

31 I do like the Ridley Scott robin Hood, though. I bought the DVD cheap, not knowing much about it. Much better than the Costner turd.

As for "Men in Tights," very much not my favorite Mel Brooks movie. The editing was sometimes clunky, and some of the joke setups seemed forced.

Eh. As I said, movies are very much a love-hate thing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (EhZNT)

32 4
There is one Robin Hood movie and it starred Errol Flynn. Robin and Marian is also acceptable. (Especially for the rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw)
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (SiINZ)

But the Kevin Costner Robin Hood had the BEST Sheriff of Nottingham.. Alan Rickman.


Rest of the cast was mediocre at best... but he shined.

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (NgKpN)

33 I agree with you about Gladiator - there's so many Roman themed movies and other productions that have treated the period so much better. I feel towards it the exact same way that you do, JM. Perhaps "I Claudius" spoiled me forever on the genre; it is so far above almost any other Roman period piece ever down that everything else fails by comparison.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (V2Yro)

34 >>>In fact, one of his movies that's most often held up as a jewel of his career (Gladiator) I find boring.

Russell Crowe: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

TJM: uh, no.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (/qEW2)

35 nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (EhZNT)


The theatrical posters might as well said "Ridley Scott: Starring Hans Zimmer" for how rote tick-the-boxes it was.

I mean this in the very best way possible, without a hint of derision. It's fun as hell to watch and it checks every one of the Ridley Scott/Hans Zimmer boxes with a huge chisel-tip red marker.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (y87Qq)

36 Feygeles?

No, we're straight. Just...merry.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (NWiLs)

37 27 "We're men! We're men in tiiiiiiights! We roam around the forest looking for fights!" - the Moron version of Robin Hood
Posted by: pookysgirl at July 21, 2018 07:21 PM (XKZwp)


/looks confused...

Uh... tights are pants... sort of...


and you know the rule about morons and pants!

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:24 PM (NgKpN)

38 34 >>>In fact, one of his movies that's most often held up as a jewel of his career (Gladiator) I find boring.

Russell Crowe: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

TJM: uh, no.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (/qEW2)

======

Ha!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 07:24 PM (SeRz4)

39 I too liked it. But then I like the Kostner version too.
More tequila pleze.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 07:25 PM (0tfLf)

40 Sorry, John was a sniveling opportunist. To get a sense of John , watch' A Lion in Winter". Not the best history but not the worst either.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:25 PM (1P3On)

41 Picture this: A gritty, realistic Robin Hood biopic, but...

ROBIN HOOD AND THE MERRY MEN ARE ALL CHICKS!!!
Posted by: Studio Suit No. 2


Or we could name it Robin Da Hood and just use video from COPS to save money.

Posted by: Studio Suit No. 3 at July 21, 2018 07:25 PM (YdakM)

42 When it comes to the Dark Ages, my favorite film remains "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
:p

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (RfnqA)

43 Emperor Shot Put wrote:

I think John comes off a bit better in this version than normal since he's not usurping the thrown



Whew. That's a relief.


The throne did not get thrown, eh?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (j0Oc6)

44 I did not like the Kevin Costner Robin Hood.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (mpXpK)

45 As for "Men in Tights," very much not my favorite
Mel Brooks movie. The editing was sometimes clunky, and some of the joke
setups seemed forced.



Eh. As I said, movies are very much a love-hate thing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (EhZNT)

*puts Pug Mahon in the "LEAVE US ALONE MEL BROOKS!" category*

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (XKZwp)

46 nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (EhZNT)



Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (SiINZ)

47 There are a bunch of Robin Hood documentaries on Youtube.

This one is narrated by Tony Robinson, the mousy guy who played Baldrick on BlackAdder.

youtube.com/watch?v=xPRBQadLNIM

TL/DW:
There are a number of actual dudes who had elements of the story in their history but they've never found the definitive one that matches 100%.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (Vk34r)

48 Oh, A Lion in Winter is great.

O'Toole is probably not 30 yet, but he spars admirably with Hepburn who is legitimately old.

It's 1968, and yet Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins are already grownups.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (fuK7c)

49 I also liked Gladiator, but not the ending.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (mpXpK)

50 The other piece often left out of the Robin Hood tail, was the conflict between Saxon and Norman...


Best shown in movies like Ivanhoe..

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (NgKpN)

51 Alan Rickman.


Rest of the cast was mediocre at best... but he shined.
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (NgKpN)

Rilly? His death scene was excruciating. I think he purposely played it huge, wondering if the director would tell him to tone it down a notch. Director instead hollered "Cut! Print! Brilliant!"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (EhZNT)

52 One of my favorite movie is from Raising Arizona: "Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase."

Posted by: For Use on the Gardening Thread and/or the Movie Thread at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (0pH66)

53 I am on the tail end of a cold and so have just sat inside today watching movies, some of which were direct to video and it struck me that the problem with the bad low budget files is the pacing. So many are so sloooow. As though they want to stretch the content out to make a short film into a feature length movie. The modern tech lets more people make movies, but you have a lot of chaff in with the undiscovered gold.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (yQpMk)

54 I've never seen Gladiator. I've never seen Forest Gump or Titanic, either. It's now become a weird thing where I actively avoid seeing any of them since I've accomplished it for this long.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:19 PM (YPqbH)


I haven't seen Titanic, Avatar, or any of the Star Wars movies besides the original trilogy and the first prequel. I'm the same way now, I don't care whether I see any of them or not, but it's gone from apathy and disinterest to the perverse pride of being That Guy.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (y87Qq)

55 Then there's the middle-aged "Robin and Marian"...played by Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Never saw it myself.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (RfnqA)

56 in a documentary on medieval life they showed how clothes were dyed - and they were much brighter and multicolored than the dull, muted browns and tans usually depicted in movies.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (Pg+x7)

57 They put Maid Marion in an armored suit in a battle? oh brother. Next Robin Hood remake movie watch and see,
she'll be the hero and Robin will be a tranny.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (UdKB7)

58 The world badly needs a replacement for Mr. Rickman: "Are we there, yet?"

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 21, 2018 07:29 PM (RuIsu)

59 48 Oh, A Lion in Winter is great.

O'Toole is probably not 30 yet, but he spars admirably with Hepburn who is legitimately old.

It's 1968, and yet Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins are already grownups.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (fuK7c

=======

I forgot to note that I watched The Virgin Spring this week (not that anyone actually cares), but it's 1960 and Max Von Sydow is already an adult there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 07:29 PM (SeRz4)

60 https://goo.gl/images/zR3VYE

Audrey Hepburn again.

Robin Hood-related

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 07:29 PM (4HMW8)

61 Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (SiINZ)

I'll never tell!

*giggles*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:30 PM (EhZNT)

62
Rilly? His death scene was excruciating. I think he purposely played it huge, wondering if the director would tell him to tone it down a notch. Director instead hollered "Cut! Print! Brilliant!"
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (EhZNT)


I think that's why I liked that portrayal or the Sheriff...


It was over the top, and you could tell Rickman was having fun.

I'll cut his heart out with a spoon...

Why a spoon????


Its'll hurt more...


Classic.

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:30 PM (NgKpN)

63 Lion in Winter is on my top 10 list - the script is magnificent, and every part is played by someone stellar.

The best part is watching O'Toole and Hepburn each try to steal the scene in every scene they're in together, always working to upstage the other one - and when you read the history of Henry II and Eleanor, it's easy to believe that's exactly how the originals acted whenever they were around each other.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:30 PM (V2Yro)

64 I'd never seen this Robin Hood. Heard it was slumberous and boring.

I finally watched it and like it. I kept thinking, He's not doing Robin Hood stuff. Then at the end I realized it was a kind of prequel to the legend. Then I got it.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (+Tibp)

65 I love Gladiator though not in my top 10, not sure why they chose Dennis Prager show's music.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (pHfeF)

66 TJM, another great Movie Thread. Thanks!

I believe I've shared here before about the upcoming Mary Poppins reboot?

I finally have something to share... but NOT from Quora. Instead, the below is from legendary TV writer Ken Levine's blog. He posted this just today:

Internal Disney Memo: If Christopher Nolan Rebooted MARY POPPINS

FROM : Christopher Nolan
TO: President of Walt Disney Pictures
SUBJECT : Re-boot of MARY POPPINS

After watching the original 1964 movie once I know how we could improve this beloved children's classic and make it relevant for today's theatergoers.

The color scheme must be grey. Most of the film will take place at night. It is still a period piece but we update it slightly. It now takes place during the bombing of London in World War II. Let's take some creative historical license and blow up Big Ben and the Parliament building. We have the means to do that in a very cool way. To punctuate the moment cut to an Englishman saying SuperFUCKINGcalifragilisticexpialidocious!, as a double-decker bus almost decapitates him. We can still say two fucks and keep our PG-13.

Bert, the street performer, is a loner with a dark past. Dick Van Dyke was fine for his day but I see Steve Buscemi. He should always be an ominous presence. He himself was abused as a child and we must always be afraid when he is around children. His fellow street people are all damaged due to the horrors of World War I. There might be some comedy in seeing them act silly as long as we understand it is because they are deeply traumatized.

Take us out of the reality of innocent people being slaughtered is counterproductive. Modern children don't want fuzzy bedtime stories. They want to be scared shitless. Let's do that for three hours.

Mary Poppins arrives. She too has a dark past. Sexual abuse and forced into prostitution has caused her mind to snap. Her sunny optimistic disposition is really psychotic repression. She thought she was applying for position of madame not nanny. but to avoid a savage beating from her pimp she takes the job.

Julie Andrews was serviceable for the time. But now we need a warrior. Casting suggestion: Katee Sackhoff as Mary Poppins. The kids take to her right away. She still has the magic bag filled with wonders that they've never seen. But those wonders are dildos and handcuff and cock rings. The kids play with them. We get our heart, our comedy, and our bonding. If time allows, Bert comes over and teaches them how to play doctor. Keep some of the familiar conventions but justify them.

The floating tea party is the result of the children being drugged. The dancing penguins is a bad acid trip. I have some leftover designs for the Penguin in DARK KNIGHT. We can use those. Keep the scene where Mary takes the kids to the bank to see their disinterested banker father (who has a dark past, by the way) and it turns into chaos. But let the chaos be a bank robbery. Let the children be held hostage. Let their father learn to appreciate his children by seeing guns to their heads. Let Mary impale one of the robbers with her umbrella. Let it go right through him. This starts a gun battle. One of the children dies. That will get the dad's attention to really love the remaining ones. Let the dead child be his favorite. That ups the anguish -- always a crowd pleaser.

Eventually the family's home is bombed so there's no further need for a nanny. Mary moves on thus setting up the franchise for sequels. I have some ideas for how she can clash with Mr. Belvedere but I'll save those for MP2: THE WAR OF THE APRONS. As always, these recommendations are non-debatable. Please confirm their brilliance at your earliest convenience so I can get the wardrobe people working on Mary's armored house dress.

Sincerely, Chris

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (km8m2)

67 I haven't seen Titanic, Avatar, or any of the Star
Wars movies besides the original trilogy and the first prequel. I'm the
same way now, I don't care whether I see any of them or not, but it's
gone from apathy and disinterest to the perverse pride of being That
Guy.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (y87Qq)


---

I've seen the prequels but I forgot about Avatar being on my list, too. *fistbump*

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (YPqbH)

68
2 Watching The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies which never saw before. I've got a few bones to pick with this movie

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (pHfeF)



Just a few?

God it is awful.


I keep wondering if someone took that mess of Peter Jackson's movies and has cut them down to be like the old Rankin and Bass animated version. I always liked watching that growing up.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (cAnNx)

69 It was over the top, and you could tell Rickman was having fun.

I'll cut his heart out with a spoon...

Why a spoon????


Its'll hurt more...


Classic.
Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:30 PM (NgKpN)

Yeh. Good point. Rickman left this world too soon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:32 PM (EhZNT)

70 My biggest gripe with the Errol Flynn Robin Hood is how they butchered history with the return of Richard The Lionheart from the crusades. I realize that historical accuracy has never been maintained in many movies but that one was so far out it was absurd.


Richard never did return from the crusades and he died in France. He didn't even speak English.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 07:32 PM (mpXpK)

71 I love Gladiator though not in my top 10, not sure why they chose Dennis Prager show's music.
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (pHfeF)



The music was one of the best parts of Gladiator. Check out this clip:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_4RT1qb29E

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:33 PM (CSNuj)

72 I'm queuing up to watch one of these films: Pacific Rim Uprising, The Man With The Magic Box, or Death Wish ( 2018 ).

Which would be a better waste of my time?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:33 PM (yQpMk)

73 Then there's the middle-aged "Robin and Marian"...played by Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Never saw it myself.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (RfnqA)



It's a good movie and as I mentioned before has a rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:33 PM (SiINZ)

74 It seems starting at 7pm TNT is going to run through all the Star Wars movies

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:33 PM (pHfeF)

75
The other piece often left out of the Robin Hood tail

Robin Hood Tail: Men In Chaps

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 07:33 PM (IqV8l)

76 Semi-aged Scroller @ 55- Robin And Marian was one of my favorites, as was this Ridley Scott one. Not so much the Kevin Costner one because Morgan Freeman. Every movie he's in becomes a Morgan Freeman movie.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 07:34 PM (zLDYs)

77 >>>If it's a Ridley Scott movie, so it's going to look good.

This is true. Prometheus looked good (although it was stupid). Covenant looked good, but it was too derivative of Prometheus, so it was boring as well as stupid.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 07:34 PM (/qEW2)

78 The Hobbit should have been one movie. One! No longer than 2 1/2 hours. Period. I have not seen one fucking second of Jackson's travesty and I never will.

I despise his butt-raping pf LoTR as well.

*spit*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:34 PM (EhZNT)

79 A movie I watched (again) this week was Bullitt. Oh, now that is a cop drama I watch whenver it's on! And when the iconic car chase was starting up, I wrote "I wish this was the Movie thread, and I could tell James Madison, you wanna know what Bullitt is all about??? FORD vs MOPAR, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:34 PM (V2Yro)

80 Eleanor was the best conniving bitch in the world.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (1P3On)

81 Prometheus. Now there was a huge disappointment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (CSNuj)

82 I saw Titanic on a first date with a woman. The movie sucked but so did she. So overall a good date.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (YdakM)

83 It's okay, it has a good Little John. My favorite Robin Hood starred Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 feet CO at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (Nrxta)

84 Movies I haven't seen: Avatar, Titanic, Grease, The Way we Were, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, The Warriors.

There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp)

85 Sorry, John was a sniveling opportunist. To get a sense of John , watch' A Lion in Winter". Not the best history but not the worst either.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:25 PM (1P3On)



He was portrayed as a sniveling shit in that movie. (the actor went on to play another English king) I felt sorry for Geoffrey was going to be overlooked no matter what.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (SiINZ)

86 History of the World was a great movie

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (PUmDY)

87 80 Eleanor was the best conniving bitch in the world.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (1P3On)

I thought ex-wives generally held that position.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (NWiLs)

88 There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp)


If you haven't seen The Godfather you risk being banned from the blog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:36 PM (CSNuj)

89 I'd love to know the psychological term explaining why the Hobbit made the LOTR trilogy seem less good in my mind while the Star Wars prequels didn't f*ck up the 70s and 80s movies for me*. I suspect it's something to do with seeing them as a child vs as a middle aged man.



* Although Lucas' constant meddling to "fix" the original films achieved the same effect.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:36 PM (YPqbH)

90 This is true. Prometheus looked good (although it was stupid). Covenant looked good, but it was too derivative of Prometheus, so it was boring as well as stupid.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 07:34 PM (/qEW2)


Prometheus also had an excellent musical score. Seems to be a pattern with Scott.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:36 PM (y87Qq)

91 Gladiator soundtrack is in my playlist while painting

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:37 PM (pHfeF)

92 Welcome to Sure-wood!

Posted by: ron jeremy at July 21, 2018 07:37 PM (Evws/)

93 He was portrayed as a sniveling shit in that movie. (the actor went on to play another English king) I felt sorry for Geoffrey was going to be overlooked no matter what.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (SiINZ)

Eh, he deserved getting poisoned at the Purple Wedding.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:37 PM (NWiLs)

94 I've seen the prequels but I forgot about Avatar being on my list, too. *fistbump*
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (YPqbH)

-------------

My daughter, who was only 12 at the time, saw that movie for what it was. Anti Corporatist claptrap.

"Gee Dad, they sure don't like big companies, do they?".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 07:37 PM (+1YDx)

95 Oh, A Lion in Winter is great.

O'Toole is probably not 30 yet, but he spars admirably with Hepburn who is legitimately old.

It's 1968, and yet Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins are already grownups.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (fuK7c)



It's a great movie with outstanding acting. The only weak point for me was Hepburn. She was miscast in that role

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:38 PM (SiINZ)

96 Dingo Putin ate my bathroom server theyby.

Posted by: Hollary Clonton at July 21, 2018 07:38 PM (H9t6b)

97 If you haven't seen The Godfather you risk being banned from the blog.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:36 PM (CSNuj)

Meh. It insists upon itself.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:38 PM (NWiLs)

98 There's no shame in seeing a movie because there is even a slight chance that it will lead to sex. That is ultimately what every single thing a man does is based on, so movies are pretty low on the "oh crap, I did what?" list concerning it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:38 PM (YPqbH)

99 Eleanore was more than just an ex-wife - there's a biography of her named "Eleanore and the 4 kings" - she was married to two, and the mother of 2. She was also, in her own right, the most powerful woman in all of Europe before her marriage. Not many women in the history of the world have ever been able to claim that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:38 PM (V2Yro)

100 I hated Alien: Covenant. It has sort of soured me on
Michael Fassbender because it's hard not to see him now except as the hated David 8.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (yQpMk)

101 Grease, The Warriors.
There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp)


These are the only ones on your list that I've seen.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (y87Qq)

102 You haven't seen the Warriors?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (PUmDY)

103 Sorry, John was a sniveling opportunist. To get a sense of John , watch' A Lion in Winter". Not the best history but not the worst either.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:25 PM (1P3On)

I recall reading somewhere that he offered to convert England to islam if the Sultan would support him in his fight against Richard.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (Izzlo)

104 Tom Servo, Eleanor sounds like the Barbara Bush of the middle ages.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (km8m2)

105 82 I saw Titanic on a first date with a woman. The movie sucked but so did she. So overall a good date.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (YdakM)

Never worked for me. I'm sure that's no surprise.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (NWiLs)

106 If you haven't seen The Godfather you risk being banned from the blog.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

It's cool, Cicero. Not only have I seen the Godfather (in a weird way I think of it as a Christmas movie), but I suffered through Godfather III.

The horror....

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:40 PM (+Tibp)

107 There's no shame in seeing a movie because there is even a slight chance that it will lead to sex.


Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid?

For me, it's The Notebook. While the sex was spectacular it was barely worth it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:40 PM (fuK7c)

108 102 You haven't seen the Warriors?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (PUmDY)

*clinks beer bottles on fingers*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:40 PM (NWiLs)

109 Never worked for me. I'm sure that's no surprise.
Posted by: Insomniac



Maybe you need to date lower class women.

/s

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (YdakM)

110 Blutarski, come out and plaaay.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (yQpMk)

111 The best English medieval movie that they never show on TV is The War Lord with Charlton Heston.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (2DOZq)

112 In the City is one of the best songs of all time.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (PUmDY)

113 109 Never worked for me. I'm sure that's no surprise.
Posted by: Insomniac



Maybe you need to date lower class women.

/s
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (YdakM)

No, I just need to be somebody else.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (NWiLs)

114 2 Oh, so this whole movie made up is a prequel

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:42 PM (pHfeF)

115 There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp)


Movies I've never seen: Jaws, Amityville Horror, most of the Bond movies, Citizen Kane, Bad News Bears (have tried several times), Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, The Shining (on purpose)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:42 PM (EhZNT)

116 Cosmic, not as good as Those Shoes. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:42 PM (km8m2)

117 The best English medieval movie that they never show on TV is The War Lord with Charlton Heston.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (2DOZq)



That is a good one and they don't play it on TV. That or El Cid

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:42 PM (SiINZ)

118 Posted by: Grump928(c)

I SWEAR I knew that was coming. Well played, sir.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:42 PM (+Tibp)

119 Robin and Marian is still my favorite Robin Hood movie, even though it is a very bittersweet telling of his last days.

Maid Marian: I love you. More than all you know. I love you more than children. More than fields I've planted with my hands. I love you more than morning prayers or peace or food to eat. I love you more than sunlight, more than flesh or joy, or one more day. I love you... more than God.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 07:43 PM (gUCYC)

120 You haven't seen the Warriors?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (PUmDY)

*clinks beer bottles on fingers*
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:40 PM (NWiLs)

The movie only holds up well to make fun of it.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:43 PM (2DOZq)

121 No, I just need to be somebody else.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (NWiLs)


Bad news: I'm somebody else, it still doesn't work.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:43 PM (y87Qq)

122 Tom Servo, exactly. Eleanor was all powerful. She should have killed off all of her sons and just ruled herself.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:43 PM (1P3On)

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:43 PM (y87Qq)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (SiINZ)

125 89 I'd love to know the psychological term explaining why the Hobbit made the LOTR trilogy seem less good in my mind while the Star Wars prequels didn't f*ck up the 70s and 80s movies for me*. I suspect it's something to do with seeing them as a child vs as a middle aged man.



* Although Lucas' constant meddling to "fix" the original films achieved the same effect.


Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:36 PM (YPqbH)




I wouldn't guess at the term, but I would guess part of it is the time between movies. You've got almost 20 years between the Star Wars Trilogies.

Add in that you have Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, and Legolas completely bridging the connection to LOTR and the Hobbit.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (cAnNx)

126 TJM, I strongly recommend you read Ivanhoe before you rewatch your Robin Hood movie again.

That's the "real" Robin Hood origin story.

Me thinks you're guilty of taking your modern view of things and trying to force them into a time and place nothing like today. Kinda like you mocking Marian in battle. But but but no womyns would have been in the "real" battle.

Just my smelly opinion. Worth exactly what you paid for it.

Read Ivanhoe for perspective on the Robin Hood myth.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (lT+xq)

127 104 Tom Servo, Eleanor sounds like the Barbara Bush of the middle ages."

Imagine Barbara Bush with Melania's looks, by all accounts.

And completely comfortable with having her enemies whacked - of course, that wasn't unusual for the time. And Henry II supposedly stood a head taller than almost anyone else in the country. They were a hell of a couple.

This post started off about Robin Hood - the entire Robin Hood story is just part of the consequences of how Henry and Eleanor's family feuds played out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (V2Yro)

128 115 There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp)


Movies I've never seen: Jaws, Amityville Horror, most of the Bond movies, Citizen Kane, Bad News Bears (have tried several times), Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, The Shining (on purpose)
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:42 PM (EhZNT)

Saw it.
Saw it.
Saw about 2/3 of them.
Saw it. Almost died of boredom.
Saw it.
Saw it.
Saw it.
Saw it.
Saw it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (NWiLs)

129 Warriors, come out to plaaaaaayy

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (pHfeF)

130 I'm smiling because I made Marian!

Posted by: ron jeremy at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (Evws/)

131 Opening in Theaters:
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The Equalizer 2
Unfriended: Dark Web



In other words...

Opening in Theaters:
MOAR SEQUELS

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (EzdLW)

132 I kind of liked the BBC series of Robin Hood, until the last season where I think it kinda shit the bed.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (cAnNx)

133 121 No, I just need to be somebody else.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (NWiLs)

Bad news: I'm somebody else, it still doesn't work.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:43 PM (y87Qq)

OK, so somebody other than myself or you...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs)

134 Burp!........

Posted by: The Barrel at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (EoRCO)

135 Read Ivanhoe for perspective on the Robin Hood myth.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (lT+

Or he can watch the movie Ivanhoe.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (2DOZq)

136 OK, so somebody other than myself or you...
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs)


Well that does narrow it down a bit.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:46 PM (y87Qq)

137 i love this version. i saw it in the theatre, and then got the dvd. the battle scenes are good, the horses are beautiful, and i liked the sword story.

i also love the disney cartoon, robin hood.
it's epic!
hiss, the snake is hilarious.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 21, 2018 07:46 PM (BVthB)

138 136 OK, so somebody other than myself or you...
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs)

Well that does narrow it down a bit.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:46 PM (y87Qq)

Not very much. *sigh*

I really hate life. Just hate it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:46 PM (NWiLs)

139 56 in a documentary on medieval life they showed how clothes were dyed - and they were much brighter and multicolored than the dull, muted browns and tans usually depicted in movies.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (Pg+x7)


That's interesting. I didn't know that. Many illuminated manuscripts do indeed show vivid colors.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 07:47 PM (sdi6R)

140
OK, so somebody other than myself or you...
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs)

I say you should be Robin Hood.



Or MUMR. Same thing really.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 07:47 PM (lT+xq)

141 lol amityville horror - that's a joke in our house because every now and then that comes up on some cable channel and my wife knows how much I hate that stupid, stupid movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:47 PM (V2Yro)

142 The saddest Robin Hood was "Merry Men/Early Frost.

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (RuIsu)

143 Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid?

-

That would be fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (YPqbH)

144 We're quickly approaching the end of Summer Blockbuster season. August comes the time where they release movies they thought were going to be major wins but they saw the final film cut and realized they were utter shit, so August release.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (cAnNx)

145 141 lol amityville horror - that's a joke in our house because every now and then that comes up on some cable channel and my wife knows how much I hate that stupid, stupid movie.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:47 PM (V2Yro)

It sucked. The reboot sucked too.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (NWiLs)

146 Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid?

-

That would be fun.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (YPqbH)


It's overrated.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (y87Qq)

147
Go visit your local pawn shop for movies. $1 and you can trade them in at 2 for 1.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (1P3On)

148 That would be fun.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman

And that would be Annie.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (+Tibp)

149 The Amityville Horror kind of depressed the real estate sales of that style of house.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:49 PM (2DOZq)

150 147
Go visit your local pawn shop for movies. $1 and you can trade them in at 2 for 1.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (1P3On)

First read that as "porn shop."

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:49 PM (NWiLs)

151 Eris...

*beckons*

Posted by: The Barrel at July 21, 2018 07:49 PM (sdi6R)

152 The Amityville Horror kind of depressed the real estate sales of that style of house.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:49 PM (2DOZq)


Haunted?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:49 PM (y87Qq)

153 And that would be Annie.


*steps back. throws The Notebook on the pyre*


I yield, sir.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:49 PM (fuK7c)

154 146 Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid?

-

That would be fun.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (YPqbH)

It's overrated.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (y87Qq)


Bridesmaids.... SHE decided to walk out half way through... and said she 'owed' me....

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:50 PM (NgKpN)

155 Thought for a second we were going to flip over to italican movies.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:50 PM (e1mEI)

156 Life's Been Good is classic.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:50 PM (PUmDY)

157 Those of us that grew up with the Errol Flynn version are partial to that swashbuckling, colorful type of portrayal. I guess I am in Ebert's generation on this.

Scott's version is good.. but it is dark and dismal - as it would be in those times! But reality is not always as entertaining.
The Adventures of Robin Hood played here on Chicago local TV (WGN - Family Classics series every Sunday afternoon) every year for many decades.. I grew up watching it as did my kids.. always a delight!
The Kevin Costner version is good as well, if for no other reason than Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 21, 2018 07:51 PM (5tSKk)

158 155 Thought for a second we were going to flip over to italican movies.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:50 PM (e1mEI)

French movies. But that would be meaningless, non?

*lights cigarette*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:51 PM (NWiLs)

159 Looking for Mr Goodbar

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:51 PM (2DOZq)

160 OT, but if you haven't read the piece in the side bar about the Soviet Defector, you owe it to yourself. Explains perfectly the stupid times we live in.

If we're the deplorables, they're the demoralized.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:51 PM (+Tibp)

161 Scott strips away everly last bit of emotional sentiment. He hates it. I understand and appreciate not laying it on thick, but Scott only leaves sinue and bone. 'A Good Year' is that. Like a swimming pool with no water in it.

Russian film Come and See (1985)

Posted by: 13times at July 21, 2018 07:51 PM (K3B2k)

162 i also love the disney cartoon, robin hood.
it's epic!
hiss, the snake is hilarious.
Posted by: concrete girl at July 21, 2018 07:46 PM (BVthB)


This is the right answer.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:52 PM (y87Qq)

163 Well that would be "Out of Africa". cause there was nothing else to do.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:52 PM (1P3On)

164 Looking for Mr Goodbar


At least that had the only appearance of young Diane Keaton's boobehs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:52 PM (fuK7c)

165 In May, Riz Ahmed floated an idea that made more than a few headlines. The Rogue One actor tweeted that he, Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani should pen a script for Ms. Marvel, which would mark the first Muslim superhero movie.




And she should wear the head to toe Hefty bag and behead the infidels.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:52 PM (SiINZ)

166 The trailer for "Glass" is out:

https://youtu.be/95ghQs5AmNk

Can't wait

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 07:52 PM (fRQju)

167 Sorry guys! Italican invasion.

I saw "Mountains of the Moon" and recommend it. It seems almost like an old-fashioned adventure epic, were it not for the gruesome things that happen to Burton and Speke, to include Burton taking a spear through the face, Speke being tied down and stabbed repeatedly with a spear, a bug crawling into his ear and driving him so mad he punctures an eardrum trying to kill it, and most horrifying of all, Burton twists his ankle walking over rocks (I am always twisting my ankle and winced in sympathy).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 07:53 PM (gUCYC)

168 First read that as "porn shop."
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#MeToo

Posted by: ron jeremy at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (Evws/)

169 Looking for Mr Goodbar


At least that had the only appearance of young Diane Keaton's boobehs.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:52 PM (fuK7c)

Never thought a movie could make me not care about boobies.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (2DOZq)

170 OK, it's a netflix movie, but we are watching "A Futile and Stupid Gesture". It's about National lampoon, hilarious for anyone who grew up in that era. Lots of good stuff.

Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death?

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (yJ1e6)

171 Wait whut? You can watch a movie just to get laid?

Why did no one ever teach me this secret?

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 07:55 PM (EzdLW)

172 Riz Ahmed floated an idea that made more than a few headlines. The Rogue One actor

-

Ha. Does this guy live in Charlotte? Because I no-sh*t saw a newish 7 series BMW with a rzahmd1 tag recently. Driving like an ass, tailgating and cutting people off. Those things are the only reason I remember it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:55 PM (YPqbH)

173 170 OK, it's a netflix movie, but we are watching "A Futile and Stupid Gesture". It's about National lampoon, hilarious for anyone who grew up in that era. Lots of good stuff.

Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death?
Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (yJ1e6)

Oh my God! They killed Kenney? Those bastards!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:55 PM (NWiLs)

174 I have opened the $25 bottle of wine and it is like sex on silk.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:56 PM (1P3On)

175 171 Wait whut? You can watch a movie just to get laid?

Why did no one ever teach me this secret?
Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 07:55 PM (EzdLW)

Only works for guys who would've gotten laid anyway. For people like me, not so much.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:56 PM (NWiLs)

176 Can't wait
Posted by: Sharkman

Awesome!

M Night Shamalamadingdong does it again.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:56 PM (+Tibp)

177 OK, so somebody other than myself or you...
Posted by: Insomniac


I'm pretty sure I could date again. But after giving away 2 houses to ex wives. I doubt my skills at picking a good woman so I quit. And I'm good with that. My kids like me and visit that's enough for me.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:57 PM (YdakM)

178 I especially like that he has to tell people who he is, and even then we still don't know..

As far as I could tell he was just another young dark skinned guy overextending himself on his lease payments.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:58 PM (YPqbH)

179 Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death?
Posted by: Farmer

Yep. Suicide in Hawaii. He jumped.

That movie brought back memories of the early NatLampCo.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:58 PM (+Tibp)

180 He's cool.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:58 PM (PUmDY)

181 French movies. But that would be meaningless, non?

*lights cigarette*
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:51 PM (NWiLs)


Not a movie, but "The Returned" ("Les Revenants") is a flippin' good series that has probably been mentioned around here before. It gets compared to "Twin Peaks" a lot, for what that's worth, and it's one of those where the setting is almost a character itself. Brilliant soundtrack, too. There was a shot-for-shot US remake, but I never saw that, the original is in French with English subtitles on Netflix (or was the last time I had an active subscription). I only saw the first season, but I would absolutely recommend it; if you're the kind of person who likes that kind of show then it's the kind of show that you would like.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (y87Qq)

182 On the subject of swashbuckling movies, I liked Roman Polanski's (yeah yeah) Pirates, with Walter Matthau.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (yQpMk)

183 Well that would be "Out of Africa". cause there was nothing else to do..............One of my favorite movies.. and I own the soundtrack.. some of the best damn John Barry compositions since 007

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (5tSKk)

184 Does seeing the first five minutes of a film, getting bored, and then dozing through the rest count as an actual watching?

If so, I did watch "The Swimmer."

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (e1mEI)

185 Watch the Red Letter Media review of "Red Tails", especially the clips of Lucas being interviewed about the movie.

Posted by: Timothy S. Carlson at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (c4tvX)

186 So, ALIEN COVENANT. Um, yeah.

I was surprised Ridley Scott could direct (and John Logan could write ) such a disappointing movie. Too much of the plot depends on the Fassbender bots imho. It's not an interesting character.

There was one OK set piece involving trying to shoot alien off of transport while flying just above the planet surface. And I kind of liked Danny McBride in a dramatic role. Otherwise, meh.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (EzdLW)

187 I see, Amityville Horror is on Comet

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (pHfeF)

188 Yep. Suicide in Hawaii. He jumped.


That would be Doug Kenney. Is John someone else?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (fuK7c)

189 I'm pretty sure I could date again. But after giving away 2 houses to ex wives. I doubt my skills at picking a good woman so I quit. And I'm good with that. My kids like me and visit that's enough for me.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:57 PM (YdakM)

Its not the dating...


Its not the Women....


Its Marriage in modern times...


Marriage is an institution, but who wants to be institutionalized (hat tip to Groucho).

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (NgKpN)

190
Sorry, I found Scott's Robin Hood to be boring. It took herculean effort to make it to the end credits.

Gladiator is somewhat overrated, but a lot of fun to watch. Like Scott decided that he was actually going to ENTERTAIN the audience.

All too often, filmmakers forget that the most important job they have is to entertain. They forget that film's origins are in the penny arcade, the carnival peep show. And the first two films that truly define the narrative film are genre films (sci fi and a western).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (eXA4G)

191 I saw an ad for a new Robin Hood movie. Taeron Egerton (The Kingsman) is a young Robin. Jamie Foxx is the magic negro who teaches him how to be a bad ass.

Pass.

Posted by: Butch at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (hXu8T)

192 How come these movie threads are such a sausage fest? I mean, we get more moronettes on the gun thread than here.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:01 PM (yQpMk)

193 Hmm, Patrick Bergin was in a 1991 version of "Robin Hood" with Uma Thurman as Maid Marian. That just seems like odd casting. I like Bergin but he seems more like Sheriff material.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:01 PM (gUCYC)

194 "Torn Apart".

Her rent was due, it was Friday and I knew a booty call was on the horizon, but damn. I went anyway.

Sex, violence and the Middle East.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 08:01 PM (EoRCO)

195 Oh, I've never seen this version of Robin Hood. Will have to check it out...

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:01 PM (W+vEI)

196 "Barracuda" is on Svengoolie tonight. I'm gonna watch it and see if I get laid.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:01 PM (UdKB7)

197 probably just fall asleep though

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:02 PM (UdKB7)

198 Not a movie, but "The Returned" ("Les Revenants") is a flippin' good series that has probably been mentioned around here before. It gets compared to "Twin Peaks" a lot, for what that's worth, and it's one of those where the setting is almost a character itself.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM



I saw that series. The French one. It was good. I got a Twin Peaks vibe from it.

I also liked "The Missing". Which I think was UK-French?

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:02 PM (EzdLW)

199 Damn, Jesse Watters is ripping Baraka.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (e7oj4)

200 If you like Russell Crowe, his first starring role, i think, is a little gem of a turd called Virtuosity. He plays an AI, escaped into the real world, consisting of the personalities of a couple hundred serial killers. It is genuinely hilarious, with crowe oozing charm, contempt, smarmy smugness and a reptilian undercurrent.He does, ahhh, become a virtuoso. Hilariously.
Co-stars Denzel Washington.
Really. As a one armed cop doing time.

Be advised i love rotten movies.

Posted by: Gooshy at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (Ru/nT)

201 The Swimmer is a good movie, sad though.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (pHfeF)

202 I also liked "The Missing". Which I think was UK-French?
Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:02 PM (EzdLW)


I'm not familiar with that one. Do you know where it's available?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (y87Qq)

203 Worst movie watched for any reason whatsoever?-

Anything by Woody Allen. Wtaf people? How is this shitbag not begging for nickles and smoking butts off the ground?

I realize classy and wf are never spoken in the sentence but damn!

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (lT+xq)

204 Barracuda" is on Svengoolie tonight. I'm gonna watch it and see if I get laid.
Posted by: freaked

Thank you for reminding me. This baseball game is getting stale.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (+Tibp)

205 I saw an ad for a new Robin Hood movie. Taeron Egerton (The Kingsman) is a young Robin. Jamie Foxx is the magic negro who teaches him how to be a bad ass.

Pass.
Posted by: Butch at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (hXu8T)



Modern Commiewood. It knows how to destroy everything

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (SiINZ)

206 I like Gladiator quite a bit. Not as history, but it had scope, emotion, music, spectacle.

When I saw Russell Crowe on screen, I realized I'd just seen the birth of a movie star. I'd seen him in other films, like my top 100 fav LA Confidential, but in Gladiator he was gigantic. He's never been better, sadly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (xJa6I)

207 Movies want you to think **art** about them when actually most of the good ones are *moving pictures*.
Enjoy the visuals, the panoramas, hot women and hard men.

Rarely, they do make a set of moving pictures which rise to the level art.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (Ik+Dg)

208 In a cruel twist of fate, I think I broke a toe this weekend. We were watching old Perry Mason re-runs and I got up to check on something outside. I jammed it pretty good and it turned all black and blue and kept me up half the night. I taped it to its next door neighbor and it's not hurting as much now, but I still blame Raymond Burr.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (MVjcR)

209
If you're wondering what movies people were watching 50 years ago, (before we were all zygotes)...

Summer movies 1968:

Rosemary's Baby
The Green Berets
Hang 'Em High
The Thomas Crown Affair

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (CewCz)

210 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago.

I might...I just might.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp)

211 I finally saw BABY DRIVER. Last night, actually.

But the first 5 minutes sure as heck won't put anyone to sleep. I"m not a big fan of action movies, but really like this one. Neat driving stunts.

Alas, I didn't get laid.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (EzdLW)

212 206 I like Gladiator quite a bit. Not as history, but it had scope, emotion, music, spectacle.

When I saw Russell Crowe on screen, I realized I'd just seen the birth of a movie star. I'd seen him in other films, like my top 100 fav LA Confidential, but in Gladiator he was gigantic. He's never been better, sadly.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (xJa6I)

========

Have you seen Virtuosity?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (Jj43a)

213 Grump, you might have something there.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (pHfeF)

214 192 How come these movie threads are such a sausage fest? I mean, we get more moronettes on the gun thread than here.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:01 PM (yQpMk)



They need a nap after the dress pron in the last thread.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (cAnNx)

215 I saw a good movie this week -- here's the wiki blurb:

Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor, and is based on the short story "-All You Zombies-" by Robert A. Heinlein.

It's a fairly low budget film, with few special effects. It's a time travel tale, and supposedly (since I don't recall reading it) follows the short story closely. I didn't know it was an RAH story until the closing credits.

Two takeaways from it -- It has a unique take on time travel (with lots of twists), and it isn't a remake of anything. Character development is splendid.

Two thumbs up. Rotten Tomato score of 84% agrees.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (0ogQG)

216 211 I finally saw BABY DRIVER. Last night, actually.

But the first 5 minutes sure as heck won't put anyone to sleep. I"m not a big fan of action movies, but really like this one. Neat driving stunts.

Alas, I didn't get laid.
Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (EzdLW

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I told the Horde to watch that like a year ago.

Jeez...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (Jj43a)

217 +1 on Predestination. Very twisted.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (yQpMk)

218 210 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago.

I might...I just might.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp)



How many nasty anti-Trump jokes will they throw in?

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (cAnNx)

219 GnuBreed, that was a terrific flick!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (gUCYC)

220 Also twisted: Triangle. I believe that was a Sooth recommendation.l

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (yQpMk)

221 TJM, are those movie ratings above *your ratings* or other critics' ratings?

I admit at this stage, I'm more interested in your personal opinions of these films.

Or maybe they're other critics' opinions, *but* they happen to agree with yours?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (km8m2)

222 I'm pretty sure I could date again. But after giving away 2 houses to ex wives. I doubt my skills at picking a good woman so I quit. And I'm good with that. My kids like me and visit that's enough for me.
Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:57 PM (YdakM)

Did it once and will never do it again. I may be self-loathing but I'm not crazy.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (NWiLs)

223 I taped it to its next door neighbor and it's not hurting as much now, but I still blame Raymond Burr.

Posted by: Weasel


It's always my little toe.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:08 PM (Ik+Dg)

224 The Nice Guys was a good Russell Crowe movie. I just realized I like a lot of Ryan Gosling movies who costarred with Crowe.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:08 PM (2DOZq)

225 BTW, I'm apparently 10 years behind on movies.
I finally just a few days ago ordered "The Queen."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:08 PM (km8m2)

226 Just started Boondock Saints. A little movie violence as a release.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 08:08 PM (YdakM)

227 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago.

I might...I just might.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp)



Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (SiINZ)

228 I skipped Robin Hood, largely because of the Marion Action Woman crap.

I can buy Brienne of Tarth, more in the book than the movie, but not that little waif.

I just don't see the point of watching a movie that's going to piss me off. It's why I avoided Solo and Antman and the Wasp....I just did NOT like the Wasp character in the first movie. Why take the risk? I have other hobbies, other movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (xJa6I)

229 Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (0ogQG)


That was one that someone mentioned here but I forgot to put it on my list, thanks. Another was Coherence I think. I need to write those down or I'm going to forget them again.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (y87Qq)

230 Weasel- long ago working demolition crew at night ran over my foot with a loaded cart, didn't think much of it and worked rest of night. Got home to get in the shower and toe was completely black and blue. Went away quickly but ever since I have steel toe boots for work.
You might be ok,put ice on it to keep swelling down.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (pHfeF)

231 Really, the only thing good I can say about this Robin Hood is his was better than Kevin Costner's. "At least I can speak with an English accent." Another plus is that it doesn't have a wise, black muslim in it, although it does have a token feminist. I do think that Russel Crowe makes a pretty good leading man.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (9BLnV)

232 I'm not familiar with that one. Do you know where it's available?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM



Don't know. I saw it on cable, on STARZ network, a year or two ago.

Each season follows a missing child case. AFAIK there's only 2 seasons available.

Here's the trailer for season 1:

https://youtu.be/ms8pORqrq3c

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (EzdLW)

233
Triangle? Yeah, that was a wacky flick.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (CewCz)

234 227 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago.

I might...I just might.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp)



Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (SiINZ)

I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I)

235 208 In a cruel twist of fate, I think I broke a toe this weekend. We were watching old Perry Mason re-runs and I got up to check on something outside. I jammed it pretty good and it turned all black and blue and kept me up half the night. I taped it to its next door neighbor and it's not hurting as much now, but I still blame Raymond Burr.
Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (MVjcR)

Slap hot iron to it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (NWiLs)

236 >>In May, Riz Ahmed floated an idea that made more than a few headlines. The Rogue One actor tweeted that he, Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani should pen a script for Ms. Marvel, which would mark the first Muslim superhero movie.




He's the one who said that if we don't cast more muslims it will inspire more ISIS terrorists (or something like that), right?

Go ahead, make a muslim super hero movie - I'd really like to see what they come up with. No doubt them fight Some Dr.EvilKKK.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (W+vEI)

237 Triangle? Yeah, that was a wacky flick.


Sort of time travel played for horror.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (yQpMk)

238 Also twisted: Triangle. I believe that was a Sooth recommendation.l
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (yQpMk)


Loved that one. Definitely my jam.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (y87Qq)

239
Movies want you to think **art** about them when actually most of the good ones are *moving pictures*.
Enjoy the visuals, the panoramas, hot women and hard men.

Rarely, they do make a set of moving pictures which rise to the level art.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (Ik+Dg)







One of William Goldman's observations about film is that virtually all "art" films are pretentious, boring, self-conscious, unwatchable dreck, but a surprising number of mass-market Hollywood films rise to the level of art.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (eXA4G)

240 Got the African Queen 1951 on

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (pHfeF)

241 I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I)



I just saw the marque for it. It's a spoof on the Man From UNCLE

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (SiINZ)

242 221 TJM, are those movie ratings above *your ratings* or other critics' ratings?

I admit at this stage, I'm more interested in your personal opinions of these films.

Or maybe they're other critics' opinions, *but* they happen to agree with yours?
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (km8m2

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They're both mine.

I see the 4 and 5 start ratings as reflecting different things.

The 5 star is more about a purely emotional reaction.

The 4 star is more of a gauge of artistic quality.

There's a blur between them, but I find the distinction useful, mostly for those things that fall in between good and bad.

A 3/5 movie, I call okay, but I still find worth in it. However that seems to me to put a more positive spin than a 2/4 rating like I would usually give the same movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (Jj43a)

243 It seems starting at 7pm TNT is going to run through all the Star Wars movies"

Including the one where Kirk takes off his shirt?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (6qErC)

244 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world?

Crowe?

Clooney?

Pitt?

Denzel?

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:12 PM (lT+xq)

245 215 I saw a good movie this week -- here's the wiki blurb:

Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor, and is based on the short story "-All You Zombies-" by Robert A. Heinlein.

It's a fairly low budget film, with few special effects. It's a time travel tale, and supposedly (since I don't recall reading it) follows the short story closely. I didn't know it was an RAH story until the closing credits.

Two takeaways from it -- It has a unique take on time travel (with lots of twists), and it isn't a remake of anything. Character development is splendid.

Two thumbs up. Rotten Tomato score of 84% agrees.
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (0ogQG)

Is that the Heinlein tranny story?

Where a guy goes back in time and rapes himself when he was a girl and somehow impregnates himself, thus giving birth to himself?

Because if it is, it's a deeply stupid story.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (xJa6I)

246 Of those four, Denzel. I have never not liked a movie he was in.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (yQpMk)

247 Got the African Queen 1951 on

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (pHfeF)




Johnny Mathis?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (SiINZ)

248 244 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world?

Crowe?

Clooney?

Pitt?

Denzel?
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:12 PM (lT+xq)

The Rock, currently.

Tom Cruise is also likely the most 'bankable'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (xJa6I)

249 watching truth or dare now

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (hMwEB)

250 How many nasty anti-Trump jokes will they throw in?
Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (cAnNx)
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I saw one of the big reunion live shows (in a movie theater) and my once-beloved TV's Frank had to make one lame Repub/Trump joke after another. Mike is a conservative and Kevin Murphy is kind of a lib, but they have wisely left politics out of the riffing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (gUCYC)

251
244 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world?

Crowe?

Clooney?

Pitt?

Denzel?

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:12 PM (lT+xq)


The Rock?

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (cAnNx)

252 I told the Horde to watch that like a year ago.

Jeez...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM



**pulls out empty pants pockets**
**shrugs, smiles sheepishly**

What's a poor boy to do?

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (EzdLW)

253 Weasel, put some ice on it. For real

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (1P3On)

254
238 Also twisted: Triangle. I believe that was a Sooth recommendation.l
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (yQpMk)

Loved that one. Definitely my jam.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (y87Qq)








Just re-watched that one earlier this week. Twisty cool flick.

Plus, Melissa George kind of turns my crank.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:15 PM (eXA4G)

255 Got the African Queen 1951 on
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (pHfeF)

One of my favorites. Almost named my kittens Charlie and Rosie. Instead I named them Bogie and Bacall.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:15 PM (2DOZq)

256 What's a poor boy to do?


*cough*

Posted by: Bittorrent at July 21, 2018 08:15 PM (yQpMk)

257 Got the African Queen 1951 on
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (pHfeF)
Johnny Mathis?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (SiINZ)

Al Hibbler.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 08:15 PM (EoRCO)

258 Have you seen Virtuosity?!?!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (Jj43a)

I have, long and long ago. I prefer Johnny Mnemonic...which doesn't have Russell Crowe or Denzel Washington, but it's better cyberpunk.

So is Nemesis, for that matter.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:15 PM (xJa6I)

259 Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death?
Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (yJ1e6)
Oh my God! They killed Kenney? Those bastards!
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:55

John Kenney you idiot, the NatLam guy that fell off the cliff in HI. NOT John Kennedy who LBJ had assassinated!

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (yJ1e6)

260 For those curious, this has been my backup post in case I just couldn't bring myself to write anything else for about three months.

I got to Friday, thought deeply, and said, "F it. I'm not doing real writing today."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (Jj43a)

261 Main problem with that movie is there was no followup.

Same with Master and Commander.

What is it with that guy?

Posted by: Bobby Ahr at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (zmZ2x)

262 I am more than ready for Equalizer 2

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (1P3On)

263 But seriously, two words: Public Library.

My local one looks like a old Blockbusters in the video section.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (yQpMk)

264 Markie Mark is on same level as the Rock.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (2DOZq)

265 250 How many nasty anti-Trump jokes will they throw in?
Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (cAnNx)
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I saw one of the big reunion live shows (in a movie theater) and my once-beloved TV's Frank had to make one lame Repub/Trump joke after another. Mike is a conservative and Kevin Murphy is kind of a lib, but they have wisely left politics out of the riffing.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (gUCYC)

Avoid Frank's twitter feed like the plague.

But the live show I saw with Trace was pretty good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:17 PM (xJa6I)

266 234 227 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago.

I might...I just might.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp)



Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (SiINZ)

I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I)

riffrtax.com is having a sale this weekend for their birthday - 20% off all orders, and every order gets the "Batman v Superman" riff for free.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:17 PM (Izzlo)

267 261 Main problem with that movie is there was no followup.

Same with Master and Commander.

What is it with that guy?
Posted by: Bobby Ahr at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (zmZ2x

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What is it with audiences?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:17 PM (Jj43a)

268 In honor of the Movie Thread, I am now watching "The Incredible Melting Man" with assistance from Mike and the 'Bots, of course.

cheers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 08:17 PM (EhZNT)

269 260 For those curious, this has been my backup post in case I just couldn't bring myself to write anything else for about three months.

I got to Friday, thought deeply, and said, "F it. I'm not doing real writing today."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (Jj43a)

See, if you didn't say that, we'd never know.

Let people think you worked hard on stuff.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (xJa6I)

270 They also made one of the worst movies ever together.

Pain &Gain

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (2DOZq)

271 263 But seriously, two words: Public Library.

My local one looks like a old Blockbusters in the video section.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (yQpMk)

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I second this.

My library system in Charleston had a great movie selection.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (Jj43a)

272 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world?

Crowe?

Clooney?

Pitt?

Denzel?

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:12 PM (lT+xq)


The Rock?
Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM



6' 5'', 260 lbs. So yeah, pretty big.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (EzdLW)

273 Last night...well, more like 2 AMish, I was trying to watch 2 old B/W movies. One was based on the Lerner/Loeb story, the other one was fiction. I would like to point out that the LL murderer wore a bowtie. In the other movie, the guy who was betraying his family for a criminal, sometimes wore a bowtie and other times a necktie.

I always say never trust a guy in a bowtie.

Now, I fell asleep before either movie finished, but not before I also read up on the gruesome story of the Papin Sisters. Then, I fell asleep. Though I don't remember what I dreamed, I'm pretty sure it was awful based on my mood when I woke up.

Never heard of the Papin Sisters before. Sometimes I curse you PBS. This is one of those times.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (vFd8X)

274 266 234 227 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago.

I might...I just might.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp)



Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (SiINZ)

I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I)

riffrtax.com is having a sale this weekend for their birthday - 20% off all orders, and every order gets the "Batman v Superman" riff for free.
Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:17 PM (Izzlo)

12th Anniversary!
I'm so proud of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (xJa6I)

275 I loved Pain and Gain! I thought it was hilarious black comedy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (gUCYC)

276 Well, ok. You talked me into a shot of whiskey before retiring, Ben Had. Just a wee dram as I gotta go feet on deck at 0400. Did you used write wine reviews?

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (zLDYs)

277 269
See, if you didn't say that, we'd never know.

Let people think you worked hard on stuff.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (xJa6I)

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Oh, I worked hard on this, 3 months ago.

Now I need another backup post. Which means two posts this week.

Ugh.... What have I done to myself?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (Jj43a)

278 On screen now, "Mighty Joe Young".

Bill Paxton couldn't save this turkey. Really just a crap movie.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (H9G5h)

279 I always felt Brain Guy > TV's Frank.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (+Tibp)

280 TJM, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (km8m2)

281 That movie brought back memories of the early NatLampCo.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:58

I still have the "If you don't but this magazine we will shoot this dog version". Hilarious.

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (yJ1e6)

282 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (vFd8X)
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Wait...Lerner and Loeb, or Leopold and Loeb?

Big difference!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (gUCYC)

283 200 If you like Russell Crowe, his first starring role, i think, is a little gem of a turd called Virtuosity. He plays an AI, escaped into the real world, consisting of the personalities of a couple hundred serial killers. It is genuinely hilarious, with crowe oozing charm, contempt, smarmy smugness and a reptilian undercurrent.He does, ahhh, become a virtuoso. Hilariously.
Co-stars Denzel Washington.
Really. As a one armed cop doing time.

Be advised i love rotten movies.

Posted by: Gooshy at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (Ru/nT)

++++

Might have been his first big role in Hollywood, but Crowe had also acted in Australia before he went to Hollywood. Most notable, I think, was Proof.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102721/

Pretty good flick. Drama, but with plenty of funny moments.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 08:21 PM (KDpai)

284 Watched the 1938 version of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn, Olivia deHavilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, and the Skipper's dad A!an Hale, Sr.

Local old time theater showed it. So it was on a hugh screen. Unfortunately, no Loony Tunes cartoons

Very bright colored costumes but sound was way too loud.

It has the best sound effects for arrows.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 21, 2018 08:21 PM (PXvvQ)

285 The James Madison. A bone to pick. Way back when you had " The Stoning of Soraya M " on your to watch list. That was one of the most important movies ever made and I never saw your review.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:21 PM (1P3On)

286 277 269
See, if you didn't say that, we'd never know.

Let people think you worked hard on stuff.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (xJa6I)

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Oh, I worked hard on this, 3 months ago.

Now I need another backup post. Which means two posts this week.

Ugh.... What have I done to myself?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (Jj43a)

Dunno

You could have taken the easy way and chosen a James Gunn movie to write about.

Creepo as the guy may be, I still love GOTG as much as I love Star Wars.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:21 PM (xJa6I)

287 275 I loved Pain and Gain! I thought it was hilarious black comedy.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (gUCYC)

I think the screen muscles effected your judgement.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:21 PM (2DOZq)

288 Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death?
Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (yJ1e6)
Oh my God! They killed Kenney? Those bastards!
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:55

John Kenney you idiot, the NatLam guy that fell off the cliff in HI. NOT John Kennedy who LBJ had assassinated!
Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (yJ1e6)

lol
This exchange is a hot mess.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:22 PM (vFd8X)

289 FWIW, the problem with the RS "Robin Hood" is the medieval Higgins Boats.

Seriously?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 08:22 PM (6qErC)

290 280 TJM, thanks!
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (km8m2

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No problem.

It's been a point of confusion since I started doing it.

That's really my fault, not not enough people complain about it for me to do anything drastic, like dedicate post space to an explanation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:22 PM (Jj43a)

291 279 I always felt Brain Guy > TV's Frank.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (+Tibp)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjRfyeLvE64

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:22 PM (gUCYC)

292 Just re-watched that one earlier this week. Twisty cool flick.

Plus, Melissa George kind of turns my crank.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:15 PM (eXA4G)


I will watch just about anything that puts the protagonist in a kind of self-perpetuating purgatory of surreal impossibility and absurd naked terror where everything is just perfectly fine except it's all subtly wrong, which is probably why Jacob's Ladder is perennially one of my top five all-time favorites ever. I always thought it would be fascinating and exciting to be caught in that kind of inescapable twilight world between rational reality and something disturbingly wrong, but it turns out it's not really that fun at all and you watch the movies and think "first thing I'd do is this" but when it really happens to you, you can't find your ass with both hands.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (y87Qq)

293 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken.

This thing was just awful. He was a "fixer" that went to some place in South America (Brazil maybe) to bring back a gangsters kid. And blah blah blah. Walken was the gringo villain.

It could have been a good comedy but wasn't.

If you stumble on this pos, do yourself a favor and shoot the tv.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (lT+xq)

294 >>Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.



Oh, that one was a bit weird - and sad?

Have to say, Ethan Hawke has kept working consistently over the years and he gets some interesting movies, even the B-movie types like Daybreakers.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (W+vEI)

295 Wait...Lerner and Loeb, or Leopold and Loeb?

Big difference!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (gUCYC)


You didn't hear of the great Lerner/Loeb massacre? They learned just the right notes to play in their musicals to kill people. Wiped out whole audiences.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:24 PM (vFd8X)

296 285 The James Madison. A bone to pick. Way back when you had " The Stoning of Soraya M " on your to watch list. That was one of the most important movies ever made and I never saw your review.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:21 PM (1P3On

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People have me shit because I gave to 3/4.

It's been too long since I've seen it to talk intelligently about it, so I can't go too in depth to my thinking, though. So that will have to do for the moment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:24 PM (Jj43a)

297 Father Goose was a good movie. Cary Grant was funny and Leslie Caron was hot.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 08:24 PM (YdakM)

298 293 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken.

This thing was just awful. He was a "fixer" that went to some place in South America (Brazil maybe) to bring back a gangsters kid. And blah blah blah. Walken was the gringo villain.

It could have been a good comedy but wasn't.

If you stumble on this pos, do yourself a favor and shoot the tv.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (lT+xq)

Ah, The Rundown.

A little lightning....a little thunder....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:24 PM (xJa6I)

299 I like Gladiator quite a bit. Not as history, but it had scope, emotion, music, spectacle.

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I'm currently reading a novel with the same theme. In Praetorian: The Great Game, our hero is an ordinary soldier who stumbles across a barbarian ambush and saves the praetor's life and is thus elevated to a praetorian by Marcus Aurelius himself moments before Aurelius' death. He then allies himself with Commodus, who is (so far) presented much more favorably than he was in Gladiator. I'm less than 1/4 way through but I'm quite enjoying it so far.

(Autocucumber wants to change Gladiator to Radiator. Makes me hot under the collar.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (+y/Ru)

300 293 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken.

This thing was just awful. He was a "fixer" that went to some place in South America (Brazil maybe) to bring back a gangsters kid. And blah blah blah. Walken was the gringo villain.

It could have been a good comedy but wasn't.

If you stumble on this pos, do yourself a favor and shoot the tv.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (lT+xq)



How dare you insult The Rundown. That is a great fun movie.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (cAnNx)

301 "Rocket Robin Hood" robbed from the cosmic rich to give to the astro poor

https://youtu.be/I0YPN3sYIlI?t=158

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (EzdLW)

302
Oh, I worked hard on this, 3 months ago.

Now I need another backup post. Which means two posts this week.

Ugh.... What have I done to myself?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (Jj43a)







I can't remember if you've done this before, but... soundtracks. The great ones, the ones that save otherwise bad movies, let's count how many times Scorsese uses "Gimme Shelter" in films etc.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (eXA4G)

303 300

How dare you insult The Rundown. That is a great fun movie.
Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (cAnNx

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The movie that announced The Rock as an action hero.

Fun stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:26 PM (Jj43a)

304 Eris, you are a Goddess here, but Pain and Gain sucked big time.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:26 PM (1P3On)

305 I always thought it would be fascinating and exciting to be caught in that kind of inescapable twilight world between rational reality and something disturbingly wrong, but it turns out it's not really that fun at all and you watch the movies and think "first thing I'd do is this" but when it really happens to you, you can't find your ass with."

The movie "pi" (but the symbol) is that kind. Of course as it progresses you get the growing, and horrifying feeling that this is what the world looks like to one who is deeply, mentally ill.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 08:27 PM (V2Yro)

306 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken.

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I saw the new Jumangi the other day. They're running away from the bad guys and their chopper gets hit. A bullet knocks off the control rod thingie that hooks onto the thingie that controls the angle at which the blades meet the air so the choppers knows whether to go up or down or left or right. So the chopper is bouncing around like an eighteen year old on a Tijuana whore. So the Rock crawls out and fixes the problem not only in midair, not only while the chopper is bucking like a rodeo bull, not only while the bad guys are gunning for them, but also while they're flying over mutant killer rhinos. So my question is, does this happen often?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:27 PM (+y/Ru)

307 Just saw the end of African Queen a few weeks ago so now watching the beginning

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:27 PM (pHfeF)

308 Mr. Alnaught.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (Ik+Dg)

309 Just about to watch "1612" a Russian epic about their first civil war, the "Time of Troubles."

Collusion.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (Izzlo)

310 Watching Jerry Seinfeld talking with/about Jerry Lewis actually made me want to go back and watch some of those older Lewis movies.

I realized there's a lot I missed due to wincing at Lewis' limp, wispy manbaby style.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I)

311 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:27 PM (+y/Ru)

In video games it does.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (2DOZq)

312 So my question is, does this happen often?

This sounds like my first sexual encounter with the future Mrs928.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (yQpMk)

313 306 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken.

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I saw the new Jumangi the other day. They're running away from the bad guys and their chopper gets hit. A bullet knocks off the control rod thingie that hooks onto the thingie that controls the angle at which the blades meet the air so the choppers knows whether to go up or down or left or right. So the chopper is bouncing around like an eighteen year old on a Tijuana whore. So the Rock crawls out and fixes the problem not only in midair, not only while the chopper is bucking like a rodeo bull, not only while the bad guys are gunning for them, but also while they're flying over mutant killer rhinos. So my question is, does this happen often?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:27 PM (+y/Ru)

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In video games, where The Rock is in that moment?

Sure.

Learn the internal logic of the world of the movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (Jj43a)

314 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars.

Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (0pH66)

315 except for the mutant rhinos.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (yQpMk)

316
It has the best sound effects for arrows.
Posted by: Beartooth


TCM had a spot where they talked about those sounds.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (IqV8l)

317 314 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars.
Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (0pH66)

You should be more Positive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (xJa6I)

318 How dare you insult The Rundown. That is a great fun movie.
Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (cAnNx



I remember it being fun also. I had very low expectations. I don't remember Christopher Walken being in at all. Must have blocked it out.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (vFd8X)

319 I never saw ET.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66)

320 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I)

I've always contended that Lewis's boxing scene in Sailor Beware is the greatest physical comedy scene ever. Better than the Charlie Chaplin scene it copied from.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (2DOZq)

321 Watching Jerry Seinfeld talking with/about Jerry Lewis actually made me want to go back and watch some of those older Lewis movies.

I realized there's a lot I missed due to wincing at Lewis' limp, wispy manbaby style.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I)



Jerry with or without Dean Martin? Artists and Models with Dean is good. Jerry plays an obsessed comic book fan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (SiINZ)

322 253 Weasel, put some ice on it. For real
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (1P3On)
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Thanks BH. I considered that a couple of hours after going to bed, but WW and WD were asleep and I didn't want to get up and make a bunch of racket. Also, I didn't have any ice. It's the fourth toe next to the pinky and it's a fat black little piggy now, that's for sure - but it's almost entirely stopped hurting. It may be dead.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (MVjcR)

323 319 I never saw ET.
Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66

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I have just bought it for the third time.

DVD, then Blu-ray, and now 4K (Amazon lightning deal).

I'm not ashamed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (Jj43a)

324 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars."

Here, have a bicycle.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (6qErC)

325 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (1P3On)

326 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there?

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (vFd8X)

327 Damn, Ocasio-Cortez is the ultimate butterface.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (e7oj4)

328 I never saw ET."

Phone Home.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (6qErC)

329 326 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there?
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (vFd8X)

She's there.
Watching you sleep.....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (xJa6I)

330 Untie that little piggy and it will squeal.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (Ik+Dg)

331 I never saw ET.
Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66)


Don't feel bad, man. I never saw that one raptor either

Posted by: Robert Muldoon at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

332 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars.

Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (0pH66)



How about Flash Gordon?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (SiINZ)

333 Robin and Marion is the best modern RH movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (+NDfp)

334 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there?
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (vFd8X)


Yes.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

335 Go ahead, make a muslim super hero movie - I'd really like to see what they come up with. No doubt them fight Some Dr.EvilKKK.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (W+vEI)

I have you in my clutches now, Dr.EvilKKK, just one more.....Oh, shit! It's time for the Dhuhr adhan, and I don't have my prayer rug! Well, with my super speed, I should be back in 7 seconds, but you will be gone my long time adversary. Inshallah, my noble opponent. Rahimakallah! *Under his breath, "Dick!"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (9BLnV)

336 There's no onus on me!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (IqV8l)

337 321 Watching Jerry Seinfeld talking with/about Jerry Lewis actually made me want to go back and watch some of those older Lewis movies.

I realized there's a lot I missed due to wincing at Lewis' limp, wispy manbaby style.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I)



Jerry with or without Dean Martin? Artists and Models with Dean is good. Jerry plays an obsessed comic book fan
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (SiINZ)

Jerry without.
I'm thinking about giving The Bellboy and Cindafella another try.
Seinfeld was persuasive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (xJa6I)

338 ET vs Alien vs Predator

box office gold!

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (EzdLW)

339 331 I never saw ET.
Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66)

Don't feel bad, man. I never saw that one raptor either
Posted by: Robert Muldoon at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq

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She's pretty clever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (Jj43a)

340 How about Flash Gordon?"

Flesh Gordon > Flash Gordon

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (6qErC)

341 Tom Cruise is also likely the most 'bankable'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (xJa6I)

He killed my whole universe.

Posted by: The Mummy at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (jp0Bv)

342 Wasn't there a perfectly good Robin Hood made starring Errol Flynn? In which case, any others are superfluous.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (bNb8V)

343 They're both mine.

I see the 4 and 5 start ratings as reflecting different things.

The 5 star is more about a purely emotional reaction.

The 4 star is more of a gauge of artistic quality.

There's a blur between them, but I find the distinction useful, mostly for those things that fall in between good and bad.

A 3/5 movie, I call okay, but I still find worth in it. However that seems to me to put a more positive spin than a 2/4 rating like I would usually give the same movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (Jj43a)

++++

Wait. What? The rating you label as a "Netflix Rating" is not something you pulled from Netflix, but something you came up with on your own?

If so, that seems deceptive in the extreme. I would expect that when I see something described as a "Netflix Rating", no matter where I see it published, it should be something that was actually a rating from Netflix. It's their brand, so it shouldn't be used to describe something that isn't theirs.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (KDpai)

344 332 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars.

Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (0pH66)



How about Flash Gordon?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (SiINZ)

He saved every one of us!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (xJa6I)

345 I gotta watch Flash Gordon whenever it turns up on some cable channel, just cuz I love that soundtrack! "Flash! Oh WAA aahhh!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (V2Yro)

346 Russel Crowe Vs Kevin Costner for worst RH. Discuss.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (+NDfp)

347
I will watch just about anything that puts the protagonist in a kind of self-perpetuating purgatory of surreal impossibility and absurd naked terror where everything is just perfectly fine except it's all subtly wrong, which is probably why Jacob's Ladder is perennially one of my top five all-time favorites ever. I always thought it would be fascinating and exciting to be caught in that kind of inescapable twilight world between rational reality and something disturbingly wrong, but it turns out it's not really that fun at all and you watch the movies and think "first thing I'd do is this" but when it really happens to you, you can't find your ass with both hands.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (y87Qq)







I love it when that kind of thing crops up in noir, where no matter how hard the protagonist tries to move on or resolve the problem, he keeps being pushed back to square one. Example: Red Rock West. Nick Cage steals money meant for a hit man (by mistaken identity), but every time he tries to skip town, something happens to pull him back. All ends in tears.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (eXA4G)

348 Oh no this is a bad bad movie. Barracuda is gonna eat the doggie!

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (UdKB7)

349 340 How about Flash Gordon?"

Flesh Gordon > Flash Gordon

Yes, your Protuberance!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (V2Yro)

350 325 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (1P3On)
---

I'm sorry we had to disagree on P&G. Let me make it up to you.

You know what's a fun romp? Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill"!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (gUCYC)

351 How long has the angry white guy been a meme for the Left?

At least 25 years. Falling Down was made in 1993.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (2DOZq)

352 How about Flash Gordon?

He'll save everyone of us.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (H9G5h)

353 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM

What medium? CD, Netflix ect

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (pHfeF)

354 Wasn't there a perfectly good Robin Hood made starring Errol Flynn? In which case, any others are superfluous.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (bNb8V)


But it didn't have a super wymyn beating all the men in battle or some super genius African Muslim so how good could it have been?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (SiINZ)

355
Wait. What? The rating you label as a "Netflix Rating" is not something you pulled from Netflix, but something you came up with on your own?

If so, that seems deceptive in the extreme. I would expect that when I see something described as a "Netflix Rating", no matter where I see it published, it should be something that was actually a rating from Netflix. It's their brand, so it shouldn't be used to describe something that isn't theirs.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (KDpai)

=======

It's the rating I give the movie on Netflix.

And yes, Netflix still uses the stars on the DVD site. From what I understand it's essentially a completely different business unit from the streaming behemoth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (Jj43a)

356 346 Russel Crowe Vs Kevin Costner for worst RH. Discuss.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (+NDfp)

Oof.

Um, Costner's movie felt more like Robin Hood. And his movie had Alan Rickman, so that version wins.


Crowe is a better actor but his version of Robin Hood was terrible.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (xJa6I)

357 Oh good smart doggie got out of the water.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (UdKB7)

358 Worst movie watched for any reason whatsoever?

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I watched Night Train to Paris, a 1964 spy movie starring Leslie Nielsen. Stunk on ice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (+y/Ru)

359 350 325 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (1P3On)
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I'm sorry we had to disagree on P&G. Let me make it up to you.

You know what's a fun romp? Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill"!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (gUCYC)

It's like I don't even know you...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (xJa6I)

360 >>Russel Crowe Vs Kevin Costner for worst RH. Discuss.



Costner is just so American. I'm glad they didn't go with a faux British accent.
He's good on that current Yellowstone show.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (W+vEI)

361 325 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (1P3On)

The jokes on you. If you get some on you, onus washes off with a bit or turpentine.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (jp0Bv)

362 246 Of those four, Denzel. I have never not liked a movie he was in.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (yQpMk)

++++

I mostly agree with you, but that train movie he was in was stupid. Actually, now that I think of it, he was also in the remake of Pelham 1,2,3. Another stupid Denzel train movie. So, as long as there are no trains, Denzel makes good movies.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (KDpai)

363 >>>Yes, your Protuberance!


My favorite was, "Yes, your Assholiness!"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (3DZIZ)

364 Okay, the REAL best Robin Hood movie was the Court Jester with Danny Kaye.

"The pellet with the poison's in the Flagon with the Dragon!
The Chalice with a Palace has the Brew that is True!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (V2Yro)

365
It's like I don't even know you...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (xJa6I)

*cackles evilly*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (gUCYC)

366 rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw

Shaw: "black eyes... like a dolls eyes"...

Connery: "Like yer mother, Trebek!"

Posted by: Hawkpilot at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (KCxuz)

367 I love it when that kind of thing crops up in noir, where no matter how hard the protagonist tries to move on or resolve the problem, he keeps being pushed back to square one. Example: Red Rock West. Nick Cage steals money meant for a hit man (by mistaken identity), but every time he tries to skip town, something happens to pull him back. All ends in tears.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (eXA4G)

It's what makes 'Out of the Past' so DAMN good.
The guy wants to do the right thing but just...can't resist the world's hottest woman.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (xJa6I)

368 Beavergeddon!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (DAdSz)

369
I never saw ET."

Phone Home.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (6qErC)






Watch out for those government agents threatening you with walkie-talkies...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (eXA4G)

370 I liked the wahlburg / Denzel movie Two Guns. Fun movie.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (2DOZq)

371 "The Man who loved Beaver"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (xJa6I)

372 >>You know what's a fun romp? Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill"!



LOL. My so loves Adam Sandler. Grown Ups is on right now in the background - getting a kick out of the local north shore MA spots where it was filmed.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (W+vEI)

373 "The Man from Snowy Beaver"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:40 PM (xJa6I)

374 Anyone see Seven Pounds with Will Smith? I saw it some time ago and recall liking it.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 08:40 PM (MVjcR)

375 "A Beaver Too Far"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:40 PM (xJa6I)

376 Beavergeddon!!
Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (DAdSz)

"The Man who loved Beaver"
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (xJa6I)


Please... no...

*wrestles Dr. Strangelove typing hand*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:40 PM (y87Qq)

377 Robin Beaver

Am I doing this right?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:41 PM (UdKB7)

378 Seven Pounds is good.

Will Smith can/could act. Six Degrees of Separation is also good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:41 PM (xJa6I)

379 Eat, Pray, Beaver

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:41 PM (2DOZq)

380 rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw
Shaw: "black eyes... like a dolls eyes"...
Connery: "Like yer mother, Trebek!"
Posted by: Hawkpilot at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (KCxuz)

"You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?"....

Posted by: Donald Grant at July 21, 2018 08:41 PM (EoRCO)

381 "The Naked Beaver"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (3DZIZ)

382 Robin Hood: Prince of Beavers

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (xJa6I)

383
It's what makes 'Out of the Past' so DAMN good.
The guy wants to do the right thing but just...can't resist the world's hottest woman.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (xJa6I)






Heh. That was the other example I considered, it's one of my favorites. Out of the Past is the better film by far, but I went with RRW because it's more surreal and darkly humorous when Cage keeps finding himself back in Red Rock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (eXA4G)

384 "Falling Down" was described at the time as an "Angry White Men" movie, but I saw it for the first time (at the suggestion of a couple [rather cheerful] white guys) and I thought anyone could identify with the guy who was having The Worst Day Ever.

I mean until he goes bugnutz, of course.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (gUCYC)

385 African Beaver

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (2DOZq)

386 184 Does seeing the first five minutes of a film, getting bored, and then dozing through the rest count as an actual watching?

If so, I did watch "The Swimmer."
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (e1mEI)


Is that the one where the middle class guy travels through his suburban neighborhood from swimming pool to swimming pool and all his neighbors are so shallow and phony?

If so, I saw it on TV ages ago.

There is like a whole gendre of movies and literature about how empty and meaningless suburban life is, despite the fact that we live like kings compared to most of the world's population.

Or maybe it's "because of" not "despite". Lefty artistes have to discredit American achievements, after all.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (sdi6R)

387 From Russia with Beaver

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (xJa6I)

388

Biva magazine. Wildlife pr0n.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (HaL55)

389 Costner is just so American. I'm glad they didn't go with a faux British accent.
He's good on that current Yellowstone show.

Posted by: Lizzy



Yeah, not doing an accent is better than screwing one up.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (Ik+Dg)

390 "The Naked Beaver"
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (3DZIZ)


You dirty SOBs. You can't do this. The last one was the evening of the 21st of April.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refractory_period

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (y87Qq)

391 My daughter, who was only 12 at the time, saw that movie for what it was. Anti Corporatist claptrap.

"Gee Dad, they sure don't like big companies, do they?".
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 07:37 PM (+1YDx)

I went for dinner at the local pizza place last night. Avatar, or maybe some other damfool shitty movie with blue warty chicks in it was on the TV. I picked a chair facing away from the screen in order to ignore it better.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (bNb8V)

392 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there?
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (vFd8X)


========

Just as surely as she will emerge from your TV and strangle you if you are foolhardy enough to watch the Ringu tape. She's a permanent fixture.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (/qEW2)

393 Jeebus, I'm kidding about "Jack and Jill". It looks like a dumpster fire in a diaper-filled landfill.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (gUCYC)

394 386 184 Does seeing the first five minutes of a film, getting bored, and then dozing through the rest count as an actual watching?

If so, I did watch "The Swimmer."
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (e1mEI)

Is that the one where the middle class guy travels through his suburban neighborhood from swimming pool to swimming pool and all his neighbors are so shallow and phony?

If so, I saw it on TV ages ago.

There is like a whole gendre of movies and literature about how empty and meaningless suburban life is, despite the fact that we live like kings compared to most of the world's population.

Or maybe it's "because of" not "despite". Lefty artistes have to discredit American achievements, after all.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (sdi6R)

Two things I liked about The Swimmer. One was Burt Landcaster. Two was it showed just how shallow and empty the lives of the Californians were. It wasn't an attack on suburbia itself, rather a certain type of suburbs in LA

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (xJa6I)

395 389


Yeah, not doing an accent is better than screwing one up.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (Ik+Dg)

=====

Paths of Glory has Americans speaking English in American accents while playing French soldiers

I've never read a complaint about that approach.

At least it works with other languages.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (Jj43a)

396 Shutter Beaver

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (2DOZq)

397 "The Battle of the Beaver"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:45 PM (3DZIZ)

398 "You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?"....

Posted by: Donald Grant at July 21, 2018 08:41 PM (EoRCO)



And just think 13 years later and over 7 centuries earlier they were at each other's throats again.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:45 PM (SiINZ)

399 I remember it being fun also. I had very low expectations. I don't remember Christopher Walken being in at all.

-
He was the bad guy who was trying to steal back the McGuffin that he had stolen and was stolen from him by the guy the Rock is trying to get out of the jungle. Walken tries to explain his feeling analogizing to a kid whose Tooth Fairy money is stolen from him but gets frustrated with the interpreter who had no idea what he's talking about. Pretty funny.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:45 PM (+y/Ru)

400 Black Beaver Down

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:45 PM (xJa6I)

401 "Falling Down" was described at the time as an "Angry White Men" movie, but I saw it for the first time (at the suggestion of a couple [rather cheerful] white guys) and I thought anyone could identify with the guy who was having The Worst Day Ever.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (gUCYC)


He just wanted to get home for his kid's birthday party

I really liked that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:45 PM (y87Qq)

402 "Little Big Beaver"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (3DZIZ)

403 Two Beavers For Sister Sarah.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (zLDYs)

404 Jeebus, I'm kidding about "Jack and Jill". It looks like a dumpster fire in a diaper-filled landfill.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (gUCYC)



Was Dick Painter in it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (SiINZ)

405 Adam Sandler makes some stinkers but Funny People was five stars .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (2DOZq)

406 Ice Station Beaver
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Beaver
Smokey and the Beaver

hey this is kinda fun

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (UdKB7)

407 353 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM

What medium? CD, Netflix ect
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (pHfeF)

Netflix DVD. I'm not quite sure whats going on, but it has winged Hussars, so that's cool.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (Izzlo)

408 403 Two Beavers For Sister Sarah.
Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (zLDYs)

Nice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (xJa6I)

409 Beaver Gilmore is my favorite Adam Sandler movie

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (xJa6I)

410 Anybody watch Colony? The guy who plays Broussard looks and sounds like a young Denzel.

Maybe not quite as handsome, but then what mortal is?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (gUCYC)

411 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (pHfeF)

412 I thought "Falling Down" was Hillary's biopic.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (EzdLW)

413 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world?


Crowe?


Clooney?


Pitt?


Denzel?

Posted by: weirdflunky
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James Arness - he was like 6 foot 7 in.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (9rIkM)

414 >>Jeebus, I'm kidding about "Jack and Jill". It looks like a dumpster fire in a diaper-filled landfill.

It is terrible.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (W+vEI)

415 How long has the angry white guy been a meme for the Left?

At least 25 years. Falling Down was made in 1993.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (2DOZq)


I read a high ranking woman at Paramount, 14 years at her job, was fired for making a comment about angry black women in a conference call.

The letter explaining her firing was full of the proper lefist BS PC buzzwords.

I really hope what happened leaks out, bcz that is the one thing we don't know. Without knowing context, it's difficult to make a determination if she was being stupid in her word choice, or if the outrage mob was doing their usual MO. Or if those were words she even used. It's that vague at this point.

It is only if this stuff keeps happening that a backlash will occur. I long for a backlash...things have gotten absolutely ridiculous. Feels like mob rule.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (vFd8X)

416 411 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (pHfeF)
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That's crazy talk!

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (MVjcR)

417 Beaver of the Damned

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (jp0Bv)

418 Oh, and while on the topic, two good Denzel Washington movies in the light/fun category are "The Mighty Quinn" and "Mississippi Masala".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (gUCYC)

419 Help me out here, Was the Adam Sandler movie with the little kid "Big Daddy"?

Asking because of wine and age but mostly wine.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (1P3On)

420 407 353 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM

What medium? CD, Netflix ect
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (pHfeF)

Netflix DVD. I'm not quite sure whats going on, but it has winged Hussars, so that's cool.
Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (Izzlo)

======

*Waves at the one other person with a Netflix DVD subscription*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (Jj43a)

421 How long has the angry white guy been a meme for the Left?

At least 25 years. Falling Down was made in 1993.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (2DOZq)


I think I first heard in for the 1994 mid-term election. The MFM was foaming at the mouth all night with angry white man vote

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (SiINZ)

422
Yeah, not doing an accent is better than screwing one up.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (Ik+Dg)

=====

Paths of Glory has Americans speaking English in American accents while playing French soldiers

I've never read a complaint about that approach.

At least it works with other languages.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (Jj43a)






Or Where Eagles Dare. The Allied commandos played by English and American actors use English and American accents while speaking German in the story but English on-screen. And the Germans are a mix of English and German actors speaking German in the story but English WITH GERMAN ACCENTS on-screen.

Your accents confuse and frighten me.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (eXA4G)

423 Sigh

Time for dinner.

Weasel, get the ice and feel better soon.

Everyone else, enjoy the beaver and tip your waitstaff.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (xJa6I)

424 407 353 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM

What medium? CD, Netflix ect
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (pHfeF)

Netflix DVD. I'm not quite sure whats going on, but it has winged Hussars, so that's cool.
Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (Izzlo)

Winged Hussars and a half dozen naked chicks. So, best movie I've ever seen.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (Izzlo)

425 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world?


Crowe?
Denzel?

Posted by: weirdflunky
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James Arness - he was like 6 foot 7 in.
Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (9rIkM)


How has no one mentioned Dennehy? He was Huge! Especially as the Titanic.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (vFd8X)

426
MST3K with Mike & the bots vs Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy > MST3K with Joel & the bots vs Dr. F and Frank


There I said it

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (EzdLW)

427 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (pHfeF)

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I hear ya. I'm on your hours today for some reason. Woke up at 4:05 a.m. Feeling it big time right now.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (+1YDx)

428 Twelve Angry Beavers

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (9rIkM)

429 411 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (pHfeF)


There;'s a SpaceX launch scheduled for 1:50 am ET. I'll need to take a nap sometime between now and then, I think.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (sdi6R)

430 An American Beaver in London

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (jp0Bv)

431 All The President's Beavers

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (UdKB7)

432 Your accents confuse and frighten me.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (eXA4G)

Yeah but again it had the awesome infinite ammo submachine gun.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (2DOZq)

433 Russian gals do like to shed clothes

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (pHfeF)

434 James Arness - he was like 6 foot 7 in.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (9rIkM)



Richard Kiel was 7 foot 2. During the filming of The Spy Who Loved Me. He was supposed to walk across some scaffolding but told the director he didn't want to because he's afraid of heights. Everyone looked up at him and he said, Oh I'm even afraid to be up this high

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (SiINZ)

435 The Naked and The Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (lT+xq)

436 Beaver from the Black Lagoon
The Longest Beaver
A Fist full of BeaverDidn't we do this a couple of months ago?

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (9rIkM)

437 347. Detour and U Turn are both good noirs of that type.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (+NDfp)

438 The Hunt for Red Beaver.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (1P3On)

439 Sweet Sweetbeaver's Baadasssss Song

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (gUCYC)

440 @166
It looks really good.
Shyamalan has been great, good, bad and horrible, he seems to been in an upswing phase.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (UfMVm)

441 Why does every movie or TV show about the Romans use British actors speaking with veddy veddy British accents? I want to hear Italians!

I blame Shakespeare.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (EzdLW)

442 6 Minutes to MidBeaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (lT+xq)

443
Your accents confuse and frighten me.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (eXA4G)

Yeah but again it had the awesome infinite ammo submachine gun.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (2DOZq)






Which the British SOE acquired through the Gun Show Loophole, no doubt.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (eXA4G)

444
The Incident at Big Beaver.

It haunts me still.

Posted by: Col. Angus at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (8O3HH)

445 >>I really hope what happened leaks out, bcz that is the one thing we don't know. Without knowing context, it's difficult to make a determination if she was being stupid in her word choice, or if the outrage mob was doing their usual MO. Or if those were words she even used. It's that vague at this point.



I'm fairly certain she was caught in an unguarded moment where her legit racism was showing. Hollywood is just terrible - they are everything they claim to be above re: bigots. Didn't we also see that with the Sony hack, and with the Weinstein stories?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (W+vEI)

446 440 @166
It looks really good.
Shyamalan has been great, good, bad and horrible, he seems to been in an upswing phase.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (UfMVm

=====

Split and Unbreakable are probably his two best movies.

And he's combining them for Glass.

Oh, please dear baby Jesus, let Glass be good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (Jj43a)

447 *Walks in*
*Sees a metric crapload of Beavers*
"I've seen this movie before."
*Walks back out*

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 21, 2018 08:53 PM (w+Jhj)

448 A quirky little Christopher Walken movie I enjoyed was Scotland, Pa. It's "Macbeth" set in a fast food joint set in a small town in Pennsylvania. and most of the soundtrack is by Bad Company. Best part is that it never takes itself too seriously - I was entertained.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 08:53 PM (V2Yro)

449 "The Man who loved Beaver Dancing"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:53 PM (3DZIZ)

450 The Beaver Adventure

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:53 PM (lT+xq)

451 Didn't we do this a couple of months ago?
Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (9rIkM)


Oh, about 91 days. But who's counting, amirite?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:53 PM (y87Qq)

452 One Flew Over the Beaver's Nest

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 08:53 PM (RuIsu)

453
Three Men and a Beaver.

Posted by: Col. Angus at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (8O3HH)

454 The Beaver Movie thread? Again?!

Acccckkkkk

*runs outta thread*

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (vFd8X)

455 i'm seeing billboards around The Valley for a new movie called, no joke,
"Black k Klansmen"... disremember the star, and the director is that famous bigoted asshole who's name i cheerfully keep forgetting.

that's it for me on the movie front. i refuse to go to theaters these days, due to prices, asshole crowds and them being gun free zones, and thus ripe targets.

well, that and Hollyweird makes crap plus they hate me, so F them, i'm not forking over a dime to the bastards.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (a66nm)

456 Forrest Beaver.Beaver's Last Stand.
She Wore A Yellow Beaver.Beaver Patrol.Run Silent, Run Beaver.


Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (zLDYs)

457 The Bad News Beavers

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (lT+xq)

458
Beaverjuice

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (eXA4G)

459 Dr. StrangeBeaver

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (U6q+2)

460 What was the second of the Wright/Pegg "blood and ice cream" trilogy?

Beaver Fuzz?





p.s. I hate you all so much I could cry

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (y87Qq)

461 Tropic of Beavercorn

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (RuIsu)

462 Isn't the civics lesson from Robin Hood supposed to be Lawful Authority (Richard) vs Tyranny (John)?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (3DZIZ)

463 441 Why does every movie or TV show about the Romans use British actors speaking with veddy veddy British accents? I want to hear Italians!

I blame Shakespeare."

Well, the problem today is that if you used Italians, you'd be expecting them to throw down their swords and run away every time a fight started, and the Romans were legitimate badasses back in the day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (V2Yro)

464 Didn't we do this a couple of months ago?
Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM



This thread is turning into a sequel.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (EzdLW)

465
*Waves at the one other person with a Netflix DVD subscription*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (Jj43a)
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I still have one! The weird and obscure flicks I love seem to only be available on DVD.

Also, is it my imagination, or are there fewer movies available for streaming on Netflix than there used to be?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (gUCYC)

466 Robin Beaver.

It's like I don't you guys.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (PXvvQ)

467 i'm seeing billboards around The Valley for a new movie called, no joke,
"Black k Klansmen"... disremember the star, and the director is that famous bigoted asshole who's name i cheerfully keep forgetting.

that's it for me on the movie front. i refuse to go to theaters these days, due to prices, asshole crowds and them being gun free zones, and thus ripe targets.

well, that and Hollyweird makes crap plus they hate me, so F them, i'm not forking over a dime to the bastards.
Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (a66nm)

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Sounds like a Spike Lee production.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (+1YDx)

468
Ward was a little hard on the Beaver last night.

Posted by: June Cleaver at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (8O3HH)

469 440 @166
It looks really good.
Shyamalan has been great, good, bad and horrible, he seems to been in an upswing phase.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (UfMVm)

A friend of mine is James McEvoy's stand in in "Split" & "Glass"

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (Izzlo)

470 Know. It's like I don't know you guys.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (PXvvQ)

471 Jacob's Ladder is also one of my favorite movies.

Oddly enough, I can't stand Tim Robbins but J's Ladder, The Hudsucker Proxy and Bull Durham are all classics in me mind.

Not to mention Tim's final role in Team America.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (fRQju)

472 The Good, The Bad and The Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (lT+xq)

473 Someone earlier asked who are the stars today best able to command an astronomical paycheck.

My guesses:

- Robert Downey Jr
- Mark Wahlberg
- Harrison Ford

...I would add Jennifer Lawrence, but she seems to want to make herself unemployable.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (km8m2)

474
Didn't we do this a couple of months ago?
Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM


This thread is turning into a sequel.
Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (EzdLW)






Beaver 2: Electric Boogaloo

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (eXA4G)

475 Close Encounters of the Beaver Kind

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (RuIsu)

476 It's like I don't you guys.
Posted by: Beartooth

Uhh

Posted by: #377 at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (UdKB7)

477 "The Beavers of Navarone"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (3DZIZ)

478 Getting out of the way movies would be my only reason to get Netflix

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (pHfeF)

479 June, you better put some ice on that

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (km8m2)

480 Leave it to beaver.

Wait...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (ANiiC)

481 445
I'm fairly certain she was caught in an unguarded moment where her legit racism was showing. Hollywood is just terrible - they are everything they claim to be above re: bigots. Didn't we also see that with the Sony hack, and with the Weinstein stories?
Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (W+vEI)


Or maybe she's legitimately sick and tired of angry black women.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (sdi6R)

482 Bad News Beaver

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (km8m2)

483 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (KCxzN)

484 The Disney cartoon version was the only one that got Robin Hood right. Returning state-confiscated wealth to the people.

As one meme put it, "If you're redistributing people's wealth, you ain't Robin Hood. You're the Sheriff."

Posted by: MW at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (hNTtn)

485 I feel like a little boy who's lost his first tooth, put it under his pillow, waiting for the tooth-fairy to come. Only two evil burglars have crept in my window, and snatched it, before she could get here... Wait a second, do you understand the CONCEPT of the tooth-fairy? Explain it to them... Wait. She takes the god damned thing, and gives you a quarter. They've got my tooth. I want it back.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (+y/Ru)

486 Blazing Beaver

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (km8m2)

487 The Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:58 PM (lT+xq)

488 Has anyone besides me ever seen Adam Carolla's two movies?

The Hammer

Road Hard


Both surprisingly very good.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:58 PM (2DOZq)

489 Jacob's Ladder is also one of my favorite movies.

Oddly enough, I can't stand Tim Robbins
Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (fRQju)


Same. I don't even think he's that great an actor, but that's a role where all he really has to do is look terrified and confused.

Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello really ran that movie anyway.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:58 PM (y87Qq)

490 465
I still have one! The weird and obscure flicks I love seem to only be available on DVD.

Also, is it my imagination, or are there fewer movies available for streaming on Netflix than there used to be?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (gUCYC)

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Pretty sure that's true.

Netflix's business model is really built on binge watching, which comes from television, obviously.

I read they have a few hundred movies available (as opposed to the roughly ten thousand in the DVD service).

On top of that, studios want to keep the rights to their libraries tight to their chest. They want to establish their own streaming services so you have to pay them regularly to watch their stuff instead of Netflix.

The future will be separate streaming services for every production studio.

I prefer physical media.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:58 PM (Jj43a)

491
Blazing Beaver
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (km8m2)









Have we met?

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at July 21, 2018 08:58 PM (eXA4G)

492
Octobeaver.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 08:58 PM (8O3HH)

493 "The hills are alive with the sound of Beaver"

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (1P3On)

494 Sounds like a Spike Lee production.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (+1YDx)
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yup! that's the beaver in question...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (a66nm)

495 481 445
I'm fairly certain she was caught in an unguarded moment where her legit racism was showing. Hollywood is just terrible - they are everything they claim to be above re: bigots. Didn't we also see that with the Sony hack, and with the Weinstein stories?
Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (W+vEI)

Or maybe she's legitimately sick and tired of angry black women.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (sdi6R)

We've all had to deal with the DMV at some time.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (Izzlo)

496 The Beavers of Navarone

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (RuIsu)

497 Hey Lindsey! Hey you really turned The Canyons into a trainwreck...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (km8m2)

498 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it.

I am terminally smitten with her.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (fRQju)

499 'The Disney cartoon version was the only one that got Robin Hood right. '

That's the one where Robin was some kind of weasel right?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (UdKB7)

500 ok, whatevs, here we go...


I Know Why The Caged Beaver Sings

A Beaver Grows In Brooklyn

Do The Right Beaver

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (EzdLW)

501 MST3K with Mike & the bots vs Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy > MST3K with Joel & the bots vs Dr. F and Frank


There I said it
Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (EzdLW)

Totally concur. Even when Joel was the guy, Mike did a lot of the writing. And in the SciFi channel phase, Bill Corbett was awesome as Crow and Brain guy. Look at Riftraxx. It's Mike, Bill and Kevin, the real genius that was MST.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (EhZNT)

502 Mad Max: Beyond Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (lT+xq)

503 Didn't we do this a couple of months ago?

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (9rIkM)

Oh, about 91 days. But who's counting, amirite?
Posted by: hogmartin
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Whew! I was afraid I had lost my mind.

Wait - that isnt proof I havent. Damn.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (9rIkM)

504 g'early evenin', 'rons
Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (KCxzN)


*drags self across floor trailing blood and gore and beaver pelts*

...flee... ...save... ...yourself...

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (y87Qq)

505 Ice Station Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:01 PM (lT+xq)

506 498 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it.

I am terminally smitten with her.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (fRQju)

======

Dolley looks a whole lot like her.

A whole lot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 09:01 PM (Jj43a)

507 And now is the time where we sing the official Horde anthem!

*clears throat*
(first verse)
"Penis penis penis, penis penis penis..."

(second verse)
"Beaver beaver beaver, beaver beaver beaver..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 09:01 PM (km8m2)

508
The Beaver Has Landed

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at July 21, 2018 09:01 PM (eXA4G)

509 For Whom the Penis Tolls.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (9rIkM)

510 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

511 For Your Beaver Only

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (+NDfp)

512
Off me, firecrotch sock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (eXA4G)

513 I saw one of the big reunion live shows (in a movie theater) and my once-beloved TV's Frank had to make one lame Repub/Trump joke after another. Mike is a conservative and Kevin Murphy is kind of a lib, but they have wisely left politics out of the riffing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (gUCYC)


I'm going to guess that TV's Frank will spew his politics at this event so no point in wasting money on it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (SiINZ)

514 501 MST3K with Mike & the bots vs Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy > MST3K with Joel & the bots vs Dr. F and Frank


There I said it
Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (EzdLW)

Totally concur. Even when Joel was the guy, Mike did a lot of the writing. And in the SciFi channel phase, Bill Corbett was awesome as Crow and Brain guy. Look at Riftraxx. It's Mike, Bill and Kevin, the real genius that was MST.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (EhZNT)

Without the goofy skits in between movie segments.

Rifftrax > MST3K. There, I've said it.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (Izzlo)

515 Beaver's 2: Beaver's Revenge

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (lT+xq)

516 @415
It's exactly as you imagine.

The complaints came from Tracy Y Oliver who is a racemonger of the type Booker T Washington spoke of.

This country will never be healed because their is a faction dedicated to ripping at scabs and imagining racism into literally everything.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (UfMVm)

517 If I had a choice between watching any Robin Hood movie and "The Wind And The Lion", I'd watch "The Wind And The Lion". As for the Middle Ages theme, I say "Arn - The Knight Templar" was pretty good, although I prefer the multi-part version for the full context.

Posted by: mrp at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (Pqytn)

518 IllTemperedCur, I knew you were LL. Those stripper heels aren't becoming on you. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (km8m2)

519 I never saw ET.
Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66)


Save your money. I saw it at the perfect target audience age (~10). It was boring. Harmless. Tries to subvert expectations and make him a sweetheart instead of part of a murderous, conquering race. Nothing interesting, such as he or the humans giving each other hideous diseases or him dying from eating the Reeses pieces. At least they didn't make him pansexual.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (/qEW2)

520
The Last Beaver Scout

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (eXA4G)

521 502 Mad Max: Beyond Beaver
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (lT+xq)

Anal Fury!
Furry Anal!
Furry Anal Road!

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (fPE66)

522 PC Godzilla.

https://youtu.be/wVDtmouV9kM

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (+y/Ru)

523 Crouching Penis, Hidden Beaver

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (km8m2)

524 Days of Wine and Beavers

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (+NDfp)

525 Das Beaver

A Beaver Runs through It

Lonesome Beaver

Star Beaver

Logan's Beaver

Okay. This one has run its course.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (EhZNT)

526 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)



The Clayton Bigsby story?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (SiINZ)

527 Beaver Cogburn

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (RuIsu)

528 >>Or maybe she's legitimately sick and tired of angry black women.


True. Guess I'm just cynical when it comes to Hollywood.

Apparently there's a petition to rehire James Gunn.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (W+vEI)

529
One Flew Over the Beaver's Nest.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (8O3HH)

530 The Clayton Bigsby story?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (SiINZ)

Dave Chappell is a comedic genius.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 09:05 PM (2DOZq)

531 Without the goofy skits in between movie segments.

Rifftrax > MST3K. There, I've said it.
Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (Izzlo)


Except for the MST3K shorts, those are the perfect length. Some of the feature-length shows just drag and the satellite sketches have to carry them, which gets old.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:05 PM (y87Qq)

532 There is a trailer for a Freddy Mercury/Queen flick and one called "If I Leave Here Tomorrow" about Lynard Skynard posted over at Firstshowing.net.

Both look excellent.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 09:05 PM (fRQju)

533 Saturday Night Beaver

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 21, 2018 09:05 PM (ANiiC)

534 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

--------------

I don't doubt it for a second. He doesn't even try to hide his racism in his Blacksploitation films, or in any interview I have ever seen.

He's the Sharpton/Jackson of Hollywood.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 09:06 PM (+1YDx)

535 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

Spike Lee is like that columnist with the Miami Herald Leonard Pitts Jr. who's only topic is race, race and race.

One trick race pimps.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 09:06 PM (EoRCO)

536 I saw a Slovenian made movie called "No Man's Land" about the Bosnian War and just like that war it was tragic and comedic. A Yugo version of Catch-22

Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 09:06 PM (0pH66)

537 Hey wow!

Just opened my mail and got my blu-ray of Moscow On The Hudson.

It's on sale for $15 right now at the Twilight Time movies website. Normally it sells for $30.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 09:08 PM (km8m2)

538 Without the goofy skits in between movie segments.

Rifftrax > MST3K. There, I've said it.
Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (Izzlo)

Mike Nelson talked about this. When they went to what was then the Sci-Fi Channel, the guys had been wanting to scale back the host segments, but Sci-Fi demanded a story arc. Mike said "uh, what?" And they hollered "story arc or it ain't happening!" Mike pushed, "you know what it is we do, right?"


"Story arc!"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 09:09 PM (EhZNT)

539 Oregon Muse: Thank you for all of your data rich movie reviews on this HQ - I look forward to testing/viewing if I agree with your conjecture every week.
P.S. Have you ever seen any HoBo movies?

Posted by: MoJoeTee at July 21, 2018 09:09 PM (bpfI3)

540 Saw "Downsizing" recently. Knew it was bad, but wanted to see why it was bad. Ugh. But Christoph Walz and his sidekick were very funny.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:10 PM (W+vEI)

541 Where do I send Library Pics?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WkWEAE8Cnadk3Fof8

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:10 PM (JFO2v)

542 Lizzy, I've heard Christopher Walz did a great bit in "Carnage" about how, after listening to some liberal whine and whine forever about something, he's ready to go join the Tea Party.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 09:11 PM (km8m2)

543 Around the Beaver in Eighty Days.

20,000 Leagues Under The Beaver.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:11 PM (bNb8V)

544 Where do I send Library Pics?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WkWEAE8Cnadk3Fof8
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:10 PM (JFO2v)

Go back to the last book thread. OM posts his e-mail addy, in code of course.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 09:12 PM (EhZNT)

545 510 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)


So, a documentary about the Democrat Party? Big city governments? University "studies" departments?

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

546 A Beaver Runs Through It

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 21, 2018 09:13 PM (89T5c)

547 Costner is just so American. I'm glad they didn't go with a faux British accent.
He's good on that current Yellowstone show.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (W+vEI)

I'm sorry, but Robin Hood is a quintessential English archetype. Even the other American actors, like Christian Slater, attempted a British accent. I realize that there wasn't an English/British accent in King John's time, but if Costner as a director decided he should do an American accent in a remake of an English icon, why didn't he just update the franchise so that he, as a White American, could help the downtrodden Northern Plains Indians by fighting the Blue Coats and boinking an Indian squaw? Oh, wait, he already did that. OK, he could update it to be in South Central LA, selling crack and meth to help da oppressed bruthas and jonesin' for some fat, blak booty.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 09:13 PM (9BLnV)

548 I think it's probably a good idea that once every few months the Horde airs out their beavers.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 09:14 PM (jp0Bv)

549 510 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

So, a documentary about the Democrat Party? Big city governments? University "studies" departments?
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

The late, great Cleavon Little is laughing in heaven right now.


He was so cool.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 09:15 PM (EhZNT)

550 OT: G!enn, Glenn, Glenn

'I will stand for you': Glenn Beck offers friendship to James Gunn; Ted Cruz calls old tweets 'truly evil'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 09:15 PM (+y/Ru)

551 Saw "Downsizing" recently. Knew it was bad, but wanted to see why it was bad. Ugh. But Christoph Walz and his sidekick were very funny.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:10 PM (W+vEI)

I liked the beginning and the premise but they blew it by having a ghetto and a 'message'. They should have made it a semi comedy showing more peculiarities of downsizing.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 09:15 PM (2DOZq)

552 I wish you all the very best for the rest of your weekend. Nytal

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 09:16 PM (1P3On)

553 >>I'm sorry, but Robin Hood is a quintessential English archetype. Even the other American actors, like Christian Slater, attempted a British accent.


Was just thinking that Costner doing the accent would have made it *more* painful. Was responding to someone's question on who was a worse Robin Hood, and my vote is Costner - precisely because he's so American.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:17 PM (W+vEI)

554 Here's a weird thing.

If you search Twitter for Thomas Victor it pops up a return with what looks like his site.his picture drawing and all. But no tweets. Looking at the handle it's spelled @thonas. N instead of m. Fix that and it takes you to the right one. Twitter is directing people to a dead end.

Posted by: Simplemind at July 21, 2018 09:19 PM (ZuGkg)

555 I think it is Thomas Wictor.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 09:20 PM (fRQju)

556 555 I think it is Thomas Wictor.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 09:20 PM (fRQju)

That's how it's pronounced in Austrian.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 09:21 PM (Izzlo)

557 "Jungle Beaver"

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 21, 2018 09:22 PM (hpva6)

558 Just saw a commercial about how a wolf became man's best friend. Caveboy and his pet wolf. Could be entertaining but why would Hollywood want to tell a good story?

Alpha

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (lT+xq)

559 Why does every movie or TV show about the Romans use British actors speaking with veddy veddy British accents? I want to hear Italians!

I blame Shakespeare.
Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (EzdLW)

What's Latin for Romans? Come on...
I'd love to see an Italian speaking Latin with his hands.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (9BLnV)

560 I got to see Chappaquiddick a couple of weeks ago...what an awesome movie.

One must note though that Ted had to die before they could finally tell the story...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (+DkQm)

561 I have my own website, dammit! Stop confusing me with that other guy!

Posted by: Thonas Victor at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (sdi6R)

562 Just saw a commercial about how a wolf became man's best friend. Caveboy and his pet wolf.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (lT+xq)


*panic eyes*
*but then, how could you tell*

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at July 21, 2018 09:24 PM (y87Qq)

563 One of the characters in Barracuda is played by the guy who "starred" in The Brain that Wouldn't Die, which was riffed on by Mike and the Bots. One of their better efforts.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:24 PM (+Tibp)

564 Action sequences in Red Tails well done?

Watching the trailer scene of the bomber pilot screaming where are the fighters turned me off. Because in the same shot tucked in tight on the pilot's side of the B-17 are two Merlin powered Mustangs.

Then they decide to give the Red Tails some kind of generic Nazi nemesis of a fighter pilot for the whole movie. A beautiful CGI Bf-109G-6/R-6 Beula is ruined by the spurious and incorrect markings for the ace pilot. The last time the swastika was on the rudder/fin break of a Bf-109 was in 1940, after 1940 it simply was painted on the fin. Then they carry over the same incorrect markings on an Me-262.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 09:25 PM (deXW1)

565 Night of the living beaver

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 09:25 PM (DAdSz)

566 563 One of the characters in Barracuda is played by the guy who "starred" in The Brain that Wouldn't Die, which was riffed on by Mike and the Bots. One of their better efforts.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:24 PM (+Tibp)

Jan in The Pan!

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (Izzlo)

567 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts, actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump!

Co star Dan Fogler--Balls of Fury guy--responded to the same question with the uber clever psuedo spell of "Impeachus Trumpus!"

They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly.

At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie...

Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (45Ydj)

568 You forget, they are also ruining Comic Con.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 09:27 PM (deXW1)

569 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it.

***


They cast that movie perfectly and Karen is the perfect eye candy..

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:27 PM (+DkQm)

570 https://youtu.be/Go_7PhTcmHQ
No Man's Land on YouTube, doesn't look like the greatest copy but watchable

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:29 PM (pHfeF)

571 564 Action sequences in Red Tails well done?

Watching the trailer scene of the bomber pilot screaming where are the fighters turned me off. Because in the same shot tucked in tight on the pilot's side of the B-17 are two Merlin powered Mustangs.

Then they decide to give the Red Tails some kind of generic Nazi nemesis of a fighter pilot for the whole movie. A beautiful CGI Bf-109G-6/R-6 Beula is ruined by the spurious and incorrect markings for the ace pilot. The last time the swastika was on the rudder/fin break of a Bf-109 was in 1940, after 1940 it simply was painted on the fin. Then they carry over the same incorrect markings on an Me-262.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 09:25 PM (deXW1)

=====

For those of us not steeped in WWII minutae, the action scenes are passable in a very shallow sort of way.

Mostly, the movie looks twice as expensive as it actually was. It looks like the boss man squeezed Lucasfilm and ILM for every point of value.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 09:29 PM (Jj43a)

572 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts,
actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with
actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump!

***

Who knew Mike Pence had so many fans in Hollywood.

Oh...they don't understand what impeachment means? Ooopssssiee...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:29 PM (+DkQm)

573 Time for an early ONT.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 09:30 PM (Ik+Dg)

574 560 I got to see Chappaquiddick a couple of weeks ago...what an awesome movie.

One must note though that Ted had to die before they could finally tell the story...
Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (+DkQm)

Law Firm winner dinner dicker dunker was disbanded.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:30 PM (JFO2v)

575 They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly.

At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie...
Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (45Ydj)

---------------

Not a one of them can cite, with factual backup, anything PDT has done to warrant impeachment. It is pretty impressive to watch, really, in the stoopidest possible sense ofcthe word.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 09:30 PM (+1YDx)

576 567 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts, actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump!

Co star Dan Fogler--Balls of Fury guy--responded to the same question with the uber clever psuedo spell of "Impeachus Trumpus!"

They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly.

At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie...
Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (45Ydj)

======

It's almost like actors are not actually intelligent people, even if they play one on TV.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 09:30 PM (Jj43a)

577 Oregon Muse: Thank you for all of your data rich movie reviews on this HQ


Heh.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 09:31 PM (yQpMk)

578 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts, actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump!

Co star Dan Fogler--Balls of Fury guy--responded to the same question with the uber clever psuedo spell of "Impeachus Trumpus!"

They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly.

At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie...

Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (45Ydj)



There is nothing wrong with Commiewood that a damn good carpet bombing wouldn't fix

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:31 PM (SiINZ)

579 519
I never saw ET.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66)



Save your money. I saw it at the perfect target audience age (~10).
It was boring. Harmless. Tries to subvert expectations and make him a
sweetheart instead of part of a murderous, conquering race. Nothing
interesting, such as he or the humans giving each other hideous diseases
or him dying from eating the Reeses pieces. At least they didn't make
him pansexual.

but they *did* go through the whole movie, photoshopping all the guns into walkie-talkies for the chilluns.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 21, 2018 09:32 PM (2//jc)

580 It's almost like actors are not actually intelligent people, even if they play one on TV.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

Most actors are a combination of both narcissism and deep, deep insecurity. A toxic cocktail.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:32 PM (+Tibp)

581 572
Who knew Mike Pence had so many fans in Hollywood.

Oh...they don't understand what impeachment means? Ooopssssiee...
Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:29 PM (+DkQm)


No, you don't understand. If Trump is impeached, Hillary becomes President. It's all right there in the Penumbras and Emanations clause of the Constitution.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 09:33 PM (sdi6R)

582 Four plane of F-15E Strike Eagles loaded with 500lb dumb bombs should sort out Hollyweird.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (deXW1)

583 There is nothing wrong with Commiewood that a damn good carpet bombing wouldn't fix
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:31 PM (SiINZ)

Please let them go crazy. Please let them scream and shout. It is so much fun to watch the derangement. More please.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (JFO2v)

584 Would be neat to have a Roman era movie with actors speaking Latin, subtitles in English of course

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (pHfeF)

585
There is nothing wrong with Commiewood that a damn good carpet bombing wouldn't fix
***

The amazing thing about Hollywood is how little talent there is.

Once you strip away they people that got there via nepotism, the casting couch, or "pretty enough to get away with being so stupid" there are only actually a handful of actors and directors that wouldn't be immediately replaced by someone with at least equal talent were there to be an, um, accidental, carpet bombing....

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (+DkQm)

586 >>They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly.


Pathetic.
Notice they didn't say anything #MeToo related (e.g., punish rapists), or wish for peace in the ME.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (W+vEI)

587 Not a one of them can cite, with factual backup, anything PDT has done to warrant impeachment. It is pretty impressive to watch, really, in the stoopidest possible sense ofcthe word.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 09:30 PM (+1YDx)

Russia!! Russia!! Russia!! at which point you point out that Soviet/Russian front groups like CPUSA are routinely ON THE BALLOT and the Workers World Party was behind many of the antiwar protests of the Bush years. Umm, Russians? yeah, they're everywhere. And for the bonus question, where did Bernie Sanders go on his honeymoon?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 09:35 PM (jp0Bv)

588 Would be neat to have a Roman era movie with actors speaking Latin, subtitles in English of course

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (pHfeF)



The Passion of the Christ has some scenes with just that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:36 PM (SiINZ)

589 Pathetic.
Notice they didn't say anything #MeToo related (e.g., punish rapists), or wish for peace in the ME.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (W+vEI)

To them Trump is a rapist and the cause of all of the world's problems.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 09:36 PM (M+sEY)

590 PC Godzilla.

https://youtu.be/wVDtmouV9kM
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (+y/Ru)


My goodness that was stupid. I was hoping for some snarky satire.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (/qEW2)

591 Do gamers start the *impeach Trump* crap?
We are headed to Gen Con, I hope this is not the case.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (DAdSz)

592 It would take 4 squadrons of F-15s to take out Hollywood, but 4 could take out Hollywood HQ which would be a good start.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (pHfeF)

593 Notice they didn't say anything #MeToo related (e.g., punish rapists), or wish for peace in the ME.
***

I noticed that when some FNM talking head started slamming Trump for Epstein's Lolita Island they canned her immediately. I think some people on the left are starting to realize that MeToo is going to screw them over if they let the idiots in their mist run with it.

I mean as a conservative I'd love for a national conversation on how Bill Clinton is a rapist AND a pedophile but I presume the FNM doesn't...


Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (+DkQm)

594
Speaking of stupid an owner of the NY (football) Giants said that he supports the players kneeling, won't do a damn thing about it and wants Trump to mind his own business in so many words

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (SiINZ)

595 Regarding the live RiffTrax event, and the lame anti-Trump jokes, why not attend with some like-minded friends, and pelt the perp with rotten tomatoes?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:38 PM (bNb8V)

596 I agree with everything about the Ridley Scott Robin Hood although the French king subplot is ahistorical but then the whole Robin Hood story is not history. The village of Nottingham was two years old when they finally shot the movie as it had been built but the movie did not get greenlighted for two years.
I also love the Errol Flynn version and have DVDs of both. I also like Gladiator and was in the pub where Oliver Reed died arm wrestling a British sailor. That was before the movie, though.

Posted by: Mike K at July 21, 2018 09:38 PM (s170V)

597 At the end of the first quarter, the Calgary Stampeders are leading the Montreal Alouettes 9-1. One.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:38 PM (+Tibp)

598 Action sequences in Red Tails well done?


I may have yelled about this last week. Cuba Gooding Jr. thanked George Lucas for having the "courage" to tell this story.

But, the thing is, Cuba, it had been told years earlier in the Tuskegee Airmen. You should know, Cuba, because you were in that one too.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 09:38 PM (fuK7c)

599
La Femme Castor

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 09:38 PM (eXA4G)

600 Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:36 PM

Which I never saw, not sure why except it's hasn't been on regular tv

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:39 PM (pHfeF)

601 Giants stadium had a lot of empty seats last year didn*t they?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 09:39 PM (DAdSz)

602 OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark. The TV keeps interrupting my stories (well, British Open highlights) with weather warnings telling me its flooding in Farifax County and we are all going to die. Trumps fault!! Ok, made up that last part but it is raining alot. So if your in the DC Metro area, your going to drown. There is no hope. It was good too know you!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 21, 2018 09:40 PM (yc6aH)

603 Cuba Gooding Jr. has a face for comedy. I like Terrence Howard better in a serious role.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 09:41 PM (yQpMk)

604 >>I mean as a conservative I'd love for a national conversation on how Bill Clinton is a rapist AND a pedophile but I presume the FNM doesn't...




Hell, they've had monsters in their midst for decades - Weinstein, Spacey, Bryan Singer, Dan Schneider - and all they can do is whine about Trump's "grab 'em by the pussy" comment. You worked with these people, you celebrated them, but Trump is who you would destroy if given magic?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:41 PM (W+vEI)

605 593
I noticed that when some FNM talking head started slamming Trump for Epstein's Lolita Island they canned her immediately.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (+DkQm)


Didn't that whole place burn down recently? I could swear I read that somewhere. Not in the MSM, though.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 09:41 PM (sdi6R)

606 So al shahaab is charging trucks 1200 buck to deliver food in Africa. fuk em. fuk em. Send in some Marines to deliver food and shoot hem in face.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:42 PM (JFO2v)

607 But, the thing is, Cuba, it had been told years earlier in the Tuskegee Airmen. You should know, Cuba, because you were in that one too.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 09:38 PM (fuK7c)

Maybe he should change his name to Haiti Mediocring.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:42 PM (bNb8V)

608 It's all right there in the Penumbras and Emanations clause of the Constitution.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 09:33 PM

Do not emanate into the penumbra.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 21, 2018 09:42 PM (ANiiC)

609 So if your in the DC Metro area, your going to drown. There is no hope. It was good too know you!!
Posted by: Puddleglum

I was watching an Ultimate Disc game on TV (Lil Blutarski likes it), NY at DC. It was raining and they said the temp was upper 60's.

It was 110 here yesterday. Second look at the Swamp?

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:43 PM (+Tibp)

610 602 OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark.

Nope. G D promised to never flood the earth again.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (JFO2v)

611 You people! You forgot all the classic musicals.

My Fair Beaver
Seven Beavers for Seven Brothers
Guys and Beavers
Flying Down to Beaver
Top Beaver (Fred Astaire for the youngsters)
Beaverdoon
The Music Beaver
The Beaver of Oz
Beaver Parade
A Beaver in Paris
Meet Me in St. Beaver

Oh God, I have to stop!!

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (V+03K)

612 Do not emanate into the penumbra.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 21, 2018 09:42 PM (ANiiC)


Don't let them emanenatize the penumbra.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (y87Qq)

613 601. Giants Stadium yes. Not MetLife Stadium where the Giants play.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 21, 2018 09:45 PM (o1fzk)

614 Speaking of stupid an owner of the NY (football) Giants said that he supports the players kneeling, won't do a damn thing about it and wants Trump to mind his own business in so many words
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (SiINZ)

------------

Mind his own business?

Part of his business is organizations that enjoy antitrust exemptions. Yours looks pretty good, NFL. Be a real shame if anything were to happen to it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 09:45 PM (+1YDx)

615 OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark.

Nope. G D promised to never flood the earth again.
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (JFO2v)

You could build a Robocop especially equipped for the drug squad. Build a Narc.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:46 PM (bNb8V)

616 You people! You forgot all the classic musicals.
Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (V+03K)


The last time, I started on Hitchcock, and it was just too easy. Like shooting beavers in a barrel.

Fish! I mean fish.

Like shooting fish in a beaver.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:46 PM (y87Qq)

617 You'd expect Kevin Costner would have to have taken a course in accents when he attended acting school. There seems to be a real problem with American actors doing foreign accents.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 09:46 PM (/qEW2)

618
OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark.

Nope. G D promised to never flood the earth again.
Posted by: rhennigantx


Next time it's fire. Then you can say "I've seen fire and I've seen rain."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 09:47 PM (IqV8l)

619 Which I never saw, not sure why except it's hasn't been on regular tv

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:39 PM (pHfeF)



Quid est veritas. A few stations will run it around Easter time. There are scenes with Pilate, his wife, Roman soldiers and even Jesus speaks to Pilate in Latin.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:47 PM (SiINZ)

620 Oh God, I have to stop!!
Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (V+03K)

Goodby Beaver
You've got Beaver
Saturday Night Beaver
Never Say Beaver Again

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:47 PM (JFO2v)

621 Mondo Beaver

Beaver and a Half

Beaver-Up

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:49 PM (bNb8V)

622 Next time it's fire. Then you can say "I've seen fire and I've seen rain."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 09:47 PM (IqV8l)

If you see the next one you are fukd.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:49 PM (JFO2v)

623 You'd expect Kevin Costner would have to have taken a course in accents when he attended acting school. There seems to be a real problem with American actors doing foreign accents.


It's all about whether you can achieve a willing suspension of disbelief. Everybody else in Hunt For Red October put on a fake Russian accent. Sean Connery just Sean Connery-ed it. It didn't bother anyone.

Also, RDJ's British accent in Sherlock has been hailed by Brits as perfect. Meryl Streep's German had a Polish accent in Sophie's Choice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 09:50 PM (fuK7c)

624 I recently saw The Running Man. OH MAH GUH the 80s cheese in that.

I will say it made some sharp points about the use of entertainment to lull the masses under a repressive regime... but The Hunger Games does this better. A lot better.

Also of interest is that the older generation (the world is year 2017, so that's people our age) remember Star Trek and Gilligan's Island. Apparently in para-2017, the younger kids don't remember it. Perhaps those old shows have been censored.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 09:50 PM (N1ZXu)

625 We are already enduring a flague of Progs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:50 PM (bNb8V)

626 506 498 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it.

I saw a rom com with her free on Prime where she gets strategically naked, but you do get to see her butt.

Not Another Happy Ending.

That MST3K screening is in DuPahge County. Might nit get as much seal-barking for Trump votes.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 09:51 PM (XoAz8)

627 Have y'all seen Russell Crowe lately? Looks like he is going for late Jerry Garcia.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 09:51 PM (PUmDY)

628 Almost making it, not long now

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:51 PM (pHfeF)

629 And it looks like Sorrywood is making a Godzilla movie even worse than the one where the giant lizard has Jay Leno's chin. Plus pushing the Leftist Agitprop that Humans are deliberately breaking the 'natural' balance... bet that stupid Aussie wanker who is making his cat be a Vegan will love this movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 09:51 PM (deXW1)

630 It's all about whether you can achieve a willing suspension of disbelief. Everybody else in Hunt For Red October put on a fake Russian accent. Sean Connery just Sean Connery-ed it. It didn't bother anyone.



There was a British comedian who did a joke on that. Sean Connery preparing for James Bond, Let's see a British spy yes this is the perfect accent. (in same voice) Let's see a Russian submarine commander, yes this is the perfect accent

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (SiINZ)

631 Recently re-watched the history channel's Hatfields and McCoys.

Costner, Paxton, Boothe, and more. Darn good.

Posted by: davidt at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (SV/HG)

632 Also, RDJ's British accent in Sherlock has been hailed by Brits as perfect. Meryl Streep's German had a Polish accent in Sophie's Choice.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Don't forget John Lithgow as Dr Emilio Lizardo. Exquisite.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (+Tibp)

633 That MST3K screening is in DuPahge County. Might nit get as much seal-barking for Trump votes.
Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 09:51 PM (XoAz

MST3K? new show?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (JFO2v)

634 *al Shabaab*. Shihaab means comet.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (N1ZXu)

635 ok, Truth or Dare wasn't as terrible as I expected.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 09:53 PM (hMwEB)

636 "Hollywood" is exactly why I would like to watch California secede. Money would be stampeding everywhere.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 09:53 PM (RuIsu)

637 N1ZXu

Seems my ISP swapped out my IP addy.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 09:54 PM (N1ZXu)

638 Karen Gillan is one fine Scottish ginger.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 21, 2018 09:54 PM (yc6aH)

639 *al Shabaab*. Shihaab means comet.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (N1ZXu)

Cleans like a black tornado?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:54 PM (bNb8V)

640 Hmm.
"Jim Treacher" 's Twitter account has been suspended.

Seems like this past week, numerous conservative accounts have been suspended/on lockdown. Wth?

Posted by: Shopgirl at July 21, 2018 09:54 PM (idIf+)

641 "Jim Treacher" 's Twitter account has been suspended.

The fish n' chips guy?

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:55 PM (+Tibp)

642 I love this version of Robin Hood. It has such a unusual (to me) cast: Russell Crowe, Scott Grimes (from ER, at the time) that dude from Lost (Kevin Durand, I think), Cate Blanchett and William "Freaking" Hurt, y'all! Oh yeah, and Poe Dameron as King John.

Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 09:56 PM (yODqO)

643 >>Karen Gillan is one fine Scottish ginger.


She was adorable in a failed tv series called "Selfie." I hope she gets more work.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:56 PM (W+vEI)

644 Okay off to watch some episodes of The Saint with Roger Moore. Donald Sutherland is a guest star in the one coming up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:56 PM (SiINZ)

645 Hi all! I 'm here reading and lurking. Thanks, TJM


The FISA application has been released. The one supposedly to spy on carter page. CTH has it

Heavily redacted but I'm encouraged. Maybe you will also be so

Posted by: Booknlass at July 21, 2018 09:56 PM (84I0r)

646 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (gUCYC)

647 MST3K? new show?
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (JFO2v)

Live show.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (XoAz8)

648 Saw Mamma Mia 2 this past week and I guess I'm just too much of a prude to enjoy modern rom-coms.

Didn't see Mamma Mia 1, btw.

Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (yODqO)

649 I saw William Hurt at a NY deli once.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 09:58 PM (PUmDY)

650 Eris, the rains swept the ONT out to sea...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 09:58 PM (deXW1)

651 I saw William Hurt at a NY deli once.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

I saw him filming a movie at Kennedy once back in the 90's. Never saw the movie.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (+Tibp)

652 635 ok, Truth or Dare wasn't as terrible as I expected.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 09:53 PM (hMwEB)

Amazing. It looks just dreadful.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (XoAz8)

653 American actors can't do regional accents much less foreign ones. (BIRM)

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (Ik+Dg)

654 Saw Mamma Mia 2 this past week and I guess I'm just too much of a prude to enjoy modern rom-coms.

Didn't see Mamma Mia 1, btw.
Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (yODqO)

A rom-com? Judging by the TV ads, it's more like Porky's, with loose wimmens.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (bNb8V)

655 Also, saw the trailer for the new Godzilla movie starring Millie Bobbie Brown from Stranger Things. In the first 3 seconds you hear something like "humans are the disease" so I didn't bother watching the rest of it.

Sorry Hollywood, humans aren't the disease. YOU are.

Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (yODqO)

656 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (gUCYC)


*rapt attention*

Catch it out of the corner of your eye?

Is there a tiny door in the back of your closet that was always painted over but now the edges are worn?

Know you have three siblings but you remember four names?

Getting mail for the wrong person but at your name and address?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (y87Qq)

657 Heh-Blutarski that was *Arthur Treacher*. Some of the best fish-n-chips evah!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 10:00 PM (DAdSz)

658 The ONT has arrived.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (gUCYC)

659 Or the ONT has an active SEP field.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (deXW1)

660 Whilst we wait, here is a sneak preview of one of the articles possibly to be posted :

tinyurl.com/ycrfyd2d

`The Five` co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly leaving Fox News to join the pro-Trump America First super PAC to help campaign for the president ahead of the midterm elections.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (N1ZXu)

661 Saw Mamma Mia 2"

Mia too. Will have to put an extra thousand rounds downrange to make up.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (6qErC)

662 ...seeing shadows behind you in mirrors but they're gone when you turn to look?

Find things in the refrigerator that you don't remember buying?

Clothes you left on your floor neatly washed and put away the next morning?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (y87Qq)

663 46 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (gUCYC)


I stole it.

Posted by: Robin Hood of the ONT at July 21, 2018 10:01 PM (vFd8X)

664 655 Also, saw the trailer for the new Godzilla movie starring Millie Bobbie Brown from Stranger Things. In the first 3 seconds you hear something like "humans are the disease" so I didn't bother watching the rest of it.

Sorry Hollywood, humans aren't the disease. YOU are.
Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (yODqO)

=====

Woman who says it is apparently the bad guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 10:03 PM (Jj43a)

665 I remember hearing that scenes for a movie were filmed at a closed hospital near me a few years ago. I have no idea what movie it was or who was in it.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

666 Apparently the bad guy?

Bet in the end will be made out to be the hero because the monsters are all a government conspiracy.

And if they are the Titans, the monsters, then does that make the Humans the Olympian gods?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 10:06 PM (deXW1)

667 Long John Silver's krumbs or whatever they are called are great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 10:10 PM (PUmDY)

668 the big, strong guys could throe telephone poles arount!
I have a friend (hard to believe but his first name is Scott) an when we go to the Clan Gathering his dad takes 6 fifths of Scotch./ Drinks them all the first day; and I swear he is still sober. We all wear kilts. BTW the Germans were almost a scared opf the Scotch as they were of the 5th Marines. Jarheads were Truefel Hunden Dogs from Hell; Sotch wer "Men who wear dresses"; am a former 5th Marine so I know that but I can not translat the name the Huns had for the Scotch. But the Scotch scare 'em almost as much as the Jarheads! and that say a lot!

Posted by: Rod Stanton at July 21, 2018 10:17 PM (RjaON)

669 @644 --

QuietMan, look for a Saint episode guest-starring Patrick Troughton, who later became the second Doctor. He plays an Argentinean(yes!) police inspector.

Man, I love the Saint stories, and the TV show is pure fun. Moore was perfect in that role.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 21, 2018 10:34 PM (TPaJb)

670 @648 --

I was in the room when wife and daughter watched "Mama Mia." From what I could hear, it ripped off the plot of "Buena Sera, Mrs. Campbell." Gina Lollabrigida as single mother who dunned three WWII vets for child support. Frothy comedy.

I stayed in the room, reading an Ace thread and enjoying the music.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 21, 2018 10:39 PM (TPaJb)

671 Love the Errol Flynn Robin Hood. Tried to show it to my nephews, but I don't think they had the attention span at the time, so I'll show it again later.

Never saw the Ridley Scott version. At the time I didn't need to see another version, and I think the visual of Maid Marion in armor put me off.

I'll probably skip the upcoming version as well. While I'm really excited about the 'revisionist' action-bowman aspect of the movie....The rest of the movie looks just as off putting as the recent King Arthur. An obligatory black guy, terrible modern action, and I'm all but sure its gunna be filled with SJW cringyness...

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 21, 2018 10:51 PM (Lhaco)

672 656 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (gUCYC)

*rapt attention*

Catch it out of the corner of your eye?

Is there a tiny door in the back of your closet that was always painted over but now the edges are worn?

Know you have three siblings but you remember four names?

Getting mail for the wrong person but at your name and address?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (y87Qq)

I would watch this

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 11:46 PM (xJa6I)

673 I love a good apocalypse type movie. Since I know how the real
Apocalypse is going to take place, movies with these kinds of themes
(think end-of-civilization scenarios like zombie movies or alien
invasion films) can be fun fantasy adventures with an opportunity to
examine the human condition in alternate realities. That being said,
I've got two strong recommendations which fall under this category:

THIS IS HOW IT ENDS - A Netflix original starring Forest Whitaker (you
should be watching this just because he's in it) as a military vet who
sets out from Chicago with his intended son-in-law (whom he does not
care for) and heads for Seattle to retrieve his daughter who's trapped
there after an extinction level event causes massive seismic eruptions
on the West Coast and shuts off power across the country. As expected,
things go Lord of the Flies in pretty short order, but the film plays
for realism without explaining exactly what the disaster is (which I
like; either give me a good explanation for your apocalypse scenario or
don't explain it at all). The movie keeps its focus tight, and shoots
for realism, though as with all such disaster/apocalypse movies, the
choice of vehicle is baffling (seriously, no one's getting through a
Road Warrior scenario in a Cadillac STX...why doesn't anyone ever say
"Hey guys, I think we'd be better off in a Hummer or something"?), the
situations are believable and there are a couple of bold choices that
earned my respect as a picky viewer. Loses a couple of points for very
brief and unnecessary nudity but overall a fun ride.
A QUIET PLACE -
Available to rent on Amazon, this is John Krasinski's stunning
directorial debut about a family trying to live in a world where
predatory creatures hunt/kill based on their sensitivity to sound. I'm a
huge fan of Krasinski almost solely because of his portrayal as the
affable Jim Halpert from 'The Office', but I honestly never thought he
would go beyond that. Happy to say I'm wrong as Mr. Krasinski definitely
has a career as a storyteller ahead of him, after seeing the almost
perfectly paced thriller he offers up here. The entirety of the film is
about the difficulties of living on an isolated farm while making the
least amount of noise possible. The reason for the creatures' presence
is wisely left unexplained and instead, the focus is on the
near-impossibility of trying to live a normal life in silence. Krasinski
examines the small things, and because of this, aspects like playing a
simple board game become attempts to tiptoe through a mine field. Of
particular note is Emily Blunt's outstanding performance highlighted by a
nerve-wracking scene where she attempts to give birth without making a
sound, but also without any help (minor spoiler: the baby arrives a few
days earlier than expected, thus the rest of the family is out foraging,
etc.), and "nerve wracking" is just this film's starting point; there
are places where you'll be shouting at your screen, I guarantee it. Some
splatter factor, but nothing that feels gratuitous. Just make sure you
move your seat cushion up to the edge because that's where you'll be
perched.

Posted by: Reformed NeverTrumper at July 22, 2018 01:02 AM (ITvKk)

674 Scott's Robin Hood bored me. That was my takeaway. I watched about an hour of tedium and quit. He's really hit and miss, he can make great movies then he can make something that just doesn't work. And several times his great movies have been great despite his vision (Blade Runner, Alien).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2018 02:26 AM (39g3+)

675 Just because it was summer and it was on Netlix, I rewatched Jaws this evening. I haven't seen it in years, and picked up some odds'n'ends I missed the first twenty or so times around.

I think what impressed me so much was the way it has held up these forty-some years. There was no glaring anachronisms to throw you out of the story, such as weird hairstyles or weirder clothes. All too many times I've watched movies I used to love only to discover the acting was really cheesy, but not Jaws. Rob Schneider, Richard Dreyfuss, and especially Robert Shaw gave incredible performances. There was no crappy CGI looking thirty years out of date. It was just a damn good movie.

I'd already read the book before seeing the movie. I was really impressed with the way Peter Benchley stripped every nonessential detail out of the script, especially the stupid romance between the Woods Hole guy and the Police chief's wife. Jaws will always stand in my mind as one of the very, very few times when the movie was better than the book.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- formerly Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at July 22, 2018 03:08 AM (luqzw)

676 I've seen the prequels but I forgot about Avatar being on my list, too. *fistbump*

-----

Never saw Avatar either. It's never been on my radar. I was kind of confused about why Disney would make an entire theme-park "land" about this movie that nobody ever seems to mention when talking about favorites, or ever seems to appear on those "great movie" lists. :shrugs: I guess the money it made says that I'm out of touch.

Posted by: Fotunato at July 22, 2018 04:20 AM (h1qtI)

677 Oh, and the best Roman Empire movie was "Caligula".

Posted by: Fotunato at July 22, 2018 04:21 AM (h1qtI)

Chess Thread 07-21-2018

The Chess Game - Boris Dubrov.jpg(Click for larger version)
The Chess Game
Boris Dubrov



As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.


Easier Problem - White To Play (722)

Every player knows (or ought to know) that you can't get a checkmate with only two knights, i.e. KNN vs. K is a draw. Yes, you can arrange the pieces on the board in a checkmate position, for example, starting with an empty board, put the black king on h8, place the white knights on f6 and g6, and put the White king on f7. That is, indeed, checkmate. But such a position can never be forced. Unlike, say, KBN vs. K where you can, step by step, inch by inch, force Black's king to the edge of the board and then waltz him into the corner for the checkmate. But you can't do this if all you have is two knights. The king will always be able to wiggle free.

Actually, that's a bit of a lie. You can do it if there are other black pieces on the board. Like the position below. The presence of the black pawn makes the mate with 2 knights possible. I put this one up as an 'Easy' problem because Black's king is almost completely restricted already, so it's not difficult to bring the other knight up and force the checkmate.

And you should be able to do it in 4 moves.


20180721 - Problem 1.jpg
8/5K1k/8/5N2/8/5p2/5N2/8 w - - 0 1




More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (721)

Black is up in material. White's last move, Qf5, was a blunder. How can Black best put White out of his misery?

Hint: Force White to exchange pieces to reduce his material even further


20180721 - Problem 2.jpg
4r2k/6b1/2b2n1p/5Q2/2pP2B1/6P1/1P3PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:






20180721 dress pr0n 01.jpg

This is a great photo of Audrey and of course the dress is lovely, but something about her eyes isn't quite right. It looks like the photographer tried to make them brighter somehow, but the effect is very unsettling. (h/t MP4 for the photo)





20180721 dress pr0n 02.jpg




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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


20180721 - Problem 1.jpg
8/5K1k/8/5N2/8/5p2/5N2/8 w - - 0 1

The way I solved this problem was seeing that I needed to drive the black king to the corner. So first I needed to bring up the knight on f2:

1.Ng4 f2

1...Kh8 is also a possibiliy. I'll deal with that line below.

2.Nf6+ Kh8
3.Ne7

This is the key: if Black didn't have a pawn on the board, this move would result in stalemate, and now you can see why KNN vs. K is a draw. But because Black has a pawn, he has a legal move.

3...f1=Q

He's now got a queen, but he'll never get a chance to use it.

4.Ng6#

Also possible is 1...Kh8 2.Nf6 f2 3.Ne7 f1=Q 4.Ng6#

Thanks to chessbites for this problem.


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play


20180721 - Problem 2.jpg
4r2k/6b1/2b2n1p/5Q2/2pP2B1/6P1/1P3PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1

1...Re1+!

This is just a preliminary check to drive the king to a more vulnerable square.

2.Kh2 Bd7

And now the threat is not just ...Nxg4, but ...Nxg4+, which packs a bit more punch.

3.Qxd7

Yes, coughing up the queen is probably the best thing White can do at this point. If he tries to save it, he'll lose quickly, for example: 3.Qf4 Nxg4+ 4.Kh3 Rh1#

3...Nxd7
4.Bxd7 Bxd4
5.g4 Bxb2
6.Kg3 c3
7.Bf5 Re2
8.Kf3 Rd2
9.Ke3 c2
10.Kxd2 c1=Q+ and wins.


Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:15 PM




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Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:14 PM (vWMNq)

2 nice clothes

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 05:17 PM (hMwEB)

3
Got my electric bill.

$214.

That heat wave cost me an extra $75.

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:17 PM (CewCz)

4 Problem 1:

1. Ng4 f2
2. Nf6+ Kh8
3. Ne7 f1=Q
4. Ng6#

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:18 PM (sdi6R)

5 That is a wonderful picture , OM, so expressive of appreciation for the game as well as of family, concentration and passing on something of value to the next generation. I think it's one of the nicest chess related pictures you've posted here and gives me a lift. :^) Thanks!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:19 PM (AllCR)

6 Easy Problem.

1. Ng4 f2
2. Nf6+ Kh8
3. Ne7 f1=any
4. Ng6#

Or

1. Ng4 Kh8
2. Ng6 f2
3. Ne7 f1=any
4. Ng6#



Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:19 PM (vWMNq)

7
Speaking of F.E.N...

I bought a TENS Unit. A TENS is a device that delivers electronic stimulation via electrode pads attached to one's skin.

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:20 PM (CewCz)

8 I wouldn't have figured that out on my own without all the hints. I would have just looked at the two knights and thought "draw".

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:20 PM (sdi6R)

9 Audrey Hepburn wore a dress at the party in "Sabrina" that looked just fabulous.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2018 05:22 PM (3HNOQ)

10 Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:18 PM (sdi6R)

Good.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:19 PM (vWMNq)

Also good.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 21, 2018 05:23 PM (GDMHK)

11 And I like the clothes. I like the colors,, but Audrey's eyes do look a little odd, now that you mention it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:23 PM (AllCR)

12 Oh. That is it.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2018 05:24 PM (3HNOQ)

13
Occasional Cortex is the new mainstream Democrat.

She makes Cynthia McKinney seem like a moderate.

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:25 PM (CewCz)

14 MCP.

1. Bd7 Qxd7
2. Nxd7

or

1. Bd7 Q any
2. Nxg4 threatens Re1#

White loses a piece at least.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:28 PM (vWMNq)

15 Problem 2:

1. ... Re1+
2. Kh2 Nxg4+
3. Qxg4

I can't see anything definite beyond that, but it does force White to exchange a piece.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:29 PM (sdi6R)

16 I think Off the reservation's idea is better.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:31 PM (sdi6R)

17 1. Bd7 Q any
2. Nxg4 threatens Re1#
White loses a piece at least.
Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:28 PM (vWMNq)


I think there's a better line. It involves all of these moves, but in a slightly different order.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 21, 2018 05:31 PM (GDMHK)

18 Top 300 !

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:33 PM (bTbJx)

19 Yay! Chess thread!!

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 05:34 PM (2sCft)

20 Got my electric bill.

$214.

That heat wave cost me an extra $75.
Posted by: Soothi



Heatwave electric bill $214

Sleeping in an Air conditioned home priceless.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 05:34 PM (YdakM)

21 Speaking of F.E.N...

I bought a TENS Unit. A TENS is a device that delivers electronic stimulation via electrode pads attached to one's skin.

Posted by: Soothi


You must use this power only for good !

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:34 PM (bTbJx)

22 Hepburn 's gown reminds me of a drawing in a readers digest condensed book version of Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 05:34 PM (hMwEB)

23 Audrey and Melania are da bomb!

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 05:34 PM (2sCft)

24 I think Off the reservation's idea is better.

Yeah ?

Where's he gonna put the TENS unit ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:36 PM (bTbJx)

25 I bought a TENS Unit. A TENS is a device that delivers electronic stimulation via electrode pads attached to one's skin.

I have to charge my phone all the time.

I've never needed to charge myself. Am I in danger of running out of power?

Posted by: mikeski at July 21, 2018 05:36 PM (P1f+c)

26 Now if Melania just had a Borzoi striding next to her that picture would be complete.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 05:36 PM (86+mj)

27

You know how some people can move their eyeballs in different directions?

I consider that a semi-superpower. The ability to drive and read at the same time, for instance.

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:37 PM (CewCz)

28 Who is the dame in the pink dress w/ the black top ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:37 PM (bTbJx)

29 1. ... Re1+
2. Kh2 Bd7
3. Qxd7 Nxd7
4. Bxd7 and Black is a rook ahead.

1. ... Re1+
2. Kh2 Bd7
3. Qg6 Nxg4+
4. Qxg4 Bxg4 is even worse for White.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:38 PM (sdi6R)

30 Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:37 PM (bTbJx)

I don't think OM can set you up on a date. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:38 PM (AllCR)

31 I knew someone that had eyeballs that went in different directions. Never could figure out which one to watch.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 05:39 PM (86+mj)

32 #3 is very fresh faced.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 05:40 PM (/qEW2)

33 I usually have one gas & electric bill over $200 in the summer, and one close to that in the winter. The rest of the months are all much lower.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:41 PM (sdi6R)

34
Now if Melania just had a Borzoi striding next to her that picture would be complete.

Posted by: Ben Had


Borzoi? We got 'em!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 21, 2018 05:41 PM (ogsii)

35 I usually have one gas & electric bill over $200 in the summer, and one close to that in the winter. The rest of the months are all much lower.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:41 PM (sdi6R)

Jesus, mine are double that in a good month

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 21, 2018 05:42 PM (Ydx5u)

36 I don't think OM can set you up on a date. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


I thought Cobs could do anything !

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:42 PM (bTbJx)

37 17 I think there's a better line.


I assume there is a way to trap the Q. So it would have to move to g6 or f4 or f3 to protect the B. But it can also move to a5 or c5 and give up the B. In the latter case, I suppose the mate threat becomes an issue. Very complicated. I will think on it a bit more.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:43 PM (vWMNq)

38 Hadrian, She can't have Finn though. Melania would complement a Borzoi. Both have incredible class.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 05:44 PM (86+mj)

39
Ben Had,
Dan, Val or Delilah.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 21, 2018 05:45 PM (ogsii)

40 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2018 05:45 PM (KCxzN)

41 35
Jesus, mine are double that in a good month
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 21, 2018 05:42 PM (Ydx5u)


I have a programmable thermostat and keep it set at 80 during the day when I'm at work. In the winter I keep it in the low to mid 60s and wear a sweater indoors.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:45 PM (sdi6R)

42 29 Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:38 PM (sdi6R)


The 4th move in the second line is not forced but if the king moves then the Q can be won via discovered check, I think.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:46 PM (vWMNq)

43 Hadrian, Delilah for the win.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 05:47 PM (86+mj)

44 42
The 4th move in the second line is not forced but if the king moves then the Q can be won via discovered check, I think.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:46 PM (vWMNq)


You're right. If 4. Kh3, then Ne5+ wins the queen.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:49 PM (sdi6R)

45 My gas bill last month- $21.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 21, 2018 05:49 PM (89T5c)

46 37 I will think on it a bit more.


It seems that rickl has it mostly.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 21, 2018 05:50 PM (vWMNq)

47 Who is the dame in the pink dress w/ the black top ?
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:37 PM (bTbJx)
---------

Chess Thread Barbie.

Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 05:51 PM (JJZzu)

48 I've never needed to charge myself. Am I in danger of running out of power?

It's happened to me more than once.

Posted by: Hillary! It's my turn, you D*mned Deplorables! at July 21, 2018 05:52 PM (DMUuz)

49 I like chess thread Barbie.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 21, 2018 05:52 PM (89T5c)

50 Chess Thread Rocks!!!!!

Dress Pic #4.....grab the Goat Lavender Soap and it's on baby!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 05:53 PM (EoRCO)

51 bluebell bringing the funny this evening.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 05:53 PM (86+mj)

52 Audrey was a fox. As some older guys say.
Prithee remove thyself from my greensward.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 05:54 PM (zLDYs)

53 Ben Had, I can't help it, that was the first thing I thought of when I saw her. My girls had Barbies that looked like that, dress and all.

Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 05:55 PM (JJZzu)

54 I don't think OM can set you up on a date. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:38 PM


Perhaps not anymore. The ONT hasn't had a date with Yoko in quite a while.

Posted by: The Intragalactic Yoko Ono Musical Appreciation Society, Europa Chapter at July 21, 2018 05:55 PM (DMUuz)

55 you could post a pic of the FLOTUS every week as far as I"m concerned.
She was a model, but the women's mags won't put her on the covers....as opposed to the previous FLOTUS, who would wear upholstery fabric and the fashion mags would plotz.

Posted by: vivi at July 21, 2018 05:57 PM (11H2y)

56 The Monster-in-Law has a pic of Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Smokeshow. She was stunning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 21, 2018 05:57 PM (89T5c)

57 I always considered Mooch a 2 bagger.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 05:59 PM (86+mj)

58 55 you could post a pic of the FLOTUS every week as far as I"m concerned.

Actually, that's what I've been doing.

She was a model, but the women's mags won't put her on the covers....as opposed to the previous FLOTUS, who would wear upholstery fabric and the fashion mags would plotz.
Posted by: vivi at July 21, 2018 05:57 PM (11H2y)


Despite the embargoing of Melania by fashion mags, I don't think I'll ever run short of pictures of her.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 21, 2018 05:59 PM (GDMHK)

59 Yeah. Something else I suck at. I think I'll leave y'all to it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 06:00 PM (NWiLs)

60 I usually have one gas & electric bill over $200 in the summer, and one close to that in the winter. The rest of the months are all much lower.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:41 PM (sdi6R)

Jesus, mine are double that in a good month

Posted by: Nevergiveup


I have electric heat.

I get moidered in the winter.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:00 PM (bTbJx)

61 mooch was a three bagger...two for her, one for you.

Posted by: vivi at July 21, 2018 06:01 PM (11H2y)

62 I'm late to the thread and someone has probably already identified AH's dress from the movie Sabrina. Love that movie even though Humphrey Bogart's character Linus was way too old to marry AH's character Sabrina.
Will have to watch the movie again.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 21, 2018 06:03 PM (N3JsI)

63 vivi, You ladies are sharp tonight.

Carla Bruni is a distant relative and seeing the picture of her standing next to mooch made me feel so sorry for my country.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 06:05 PM (86+mj)

64 I realize this isn't the food thread, but I just tried making a cheesesteak for the first time. I've been trying to work up the courage for a few days. The last time I was in the store I bought steak rolls, SteakUms, a pepper and an onion. I already had provolone cheese for sandwiches.

I started by preheating the oven to 250 in order to warm the roll. I chopped up some onion and pepper and started heating them up in a frying pan. I had way more than I needed.

I had never tried cooking SteakUm before. My idea was to push the pepper and onion to the side and cook the SteakUm, putting a slice of cheese on top when it was done. The SteakUm started falling apart, so I just mixed the whole mess together in the frying pan.

I took the roll out of the oven and it had dried out a bit. I dumped the ingredients on the roll, and the overflow landed on the plate and I had to eat that part with a fork.

Verdict: Passable for a first attempt. Next time I'll use less onion and pepper and cook them longer. I'll try not heating the roll, and use more SteakUm. Maybe I'll try mozzarella in place of provolone.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:06 PM (sdi6R)

65 Roll creepy chess paintings

Posted by: Chopped Liver at July 21, 2018 06:06 PM (+fTAB)

66 Since everything is a slogan anymore, I'm going with WWMW, What will Melania Wear?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 06:07 PM (86+mj)

67 Roll creepy chess paintings
Posted by: Chopped Liver at July 21, 2018 06:06 PM (+fTAB)

You thought this chess picture was creepy?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:10 PM (AllCR)

68 rickl, try using the beef they cut for Milanese.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 06:10 PM (86+mj)

69 The Dems have come up with a new catch phrase "For The People"


The obvious Response should be "We The People". IIRC there is a famous American document that starts that way.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 06:11 PM (YdakM)

70 Speaking of food I stopped by a new local brewery for a beer and came with a 32 oz. Growler.
I'm making a smoked broccoli and bacon salad for dinner.
Since hurting my back I've been eating garbage. This looks good to me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 21, 2018 06:12 PM (nBr1j)

71 Audrey was a fox. As some older guys say.
Prithee remove thyself from my greensward.


Posted by: Eromero


Your sward is green ?

Ummmm....are you from Mars ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:13 PM (bTbJx)

72 Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 06:11 PM (YdakM)

I'm going to ut out a sign next week if it doesn't rain the entire week:

Democrats' new slogan"

For the people

For the people....open borders

and go on from there each day

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:13 PM (AllCR)

73 I'll just pass this along, but if your having back problems try sleeping on an air mattress.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 06:14 PM (86+mj)

74 Yes, check out the horrified child.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 06:15 PM (PUmDY)

75 Yes, check out the horrified child.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 06:15 PM (PUmDY)

Looks like she's shy-maybe looking at the painter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:16 PM (AllCR)

76 Roll creepy chess paintings


Posted by: Chopped Liver


Are you who I think you are ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:18 PM (bTbJx)

77 Or maybe that's a boy, Still doesn't look horrified to me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:18 PM (AllCR)

78 Looks like she's shy-maybe looking at the painter.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:16 PM (AllCR)


Pretty sure that's a boy.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 06:18 PM (y87Qq)

79 So the winner gets the Gentile baby?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 06:19 PM (Evws/)

80
Pretty sure that's a boy.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 06:18 PM (y87Qq)

Yes; Now that I look at it again it looks like he's wearing a yarmulke.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:19 PM (AllCR)

81 68 rickl, try using the beef they cut for Milanese.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 06:10 PM (86+mj)


What is that?


(I almost copied the whole thread just now. o_O )

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:20 PM (sdi6R)

82 I'm going to ut out a sign next week if it doesn't rain the entire week:
Democrats' new slogan"
For the people
For the people....open borders
and go on from there each day

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:13 PM (AllCR)


Biden Swims Naked, Upsetting Female Secret Service Agents... for the people!

https://t.co/0lEriAU5WI

(article is from 2014)

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 21, 2018 06:21 PM (GDMHK)

83 So the winner gets the Gentile baby?
Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 06:19 PM (Evws/)

What??

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:21 PM (AllCR)

84 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 21, 2018 06:21 PM (GDMHK)

I like you, OM, but I'm not going to click on that link. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:23 PM (AllCR)

85 So the winner gets the Gentile baby?
Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 06:19 PM (Evws/)


Where do you even find good gefilte baby?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 06:23 PM (y87Qq)

86 So the winner gets the Gentile baby?
Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 06:19 PM (Evws/)

What??

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


He said....."Is your hearing impaired" !

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:24 PM (bTbJx)

87 I like you, OM, but I'm not going to click on that link. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:23 PM (AllC


It's a 2014 US News article about a book that had been published in 2014.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 21, 2018 06:25 PM (GDMHK)

88 He said....."Is your hearing impaired" !
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:24 PM (bTbJx)

My hearing is fine. Don't understand the comment. Is it some sort of joke mocking people making anti Semitic cracks?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:27 PM (AllCR)

89 It's a 2014 US News article about a book that had been published in 2014.

O.k. I thought it was a picture of a partially nude Biden in the pool.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:28 PM (AllCR)

90 My hearing is fine. Don't understand the comment. Is it some sort of joke mocking people making anti Semitic cracks?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


I doubt it.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:28 PM (bTbJx)

91 I doubt it.
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:28 PM (bTbJx)

So, it's an Anti Semitic comment? If so, it doesn't belong here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:29 PM (AllCR)

92
O.k. I thought it was a picture of a partially nude Biden in the pool.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:28 PM (AllCR)
---
Just chiming in to say, only at the HQ would you see this string of words on what is purported to be a chess thread.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (gUCYC)

93 It looks like White has cleverly concealed a knight behind a postcard. At the right moment, he'll create a distraction and put it on the board when Black isn't looking.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (sdi6R)

94 Lol, anti Semite

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (PUmDY)

95 Speaking of food I stopped by a new local brewery for a beer and came with a 32 oz. Growler.


---

Technically, you accomplished the original goal and have nothing to be ashamed of.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (tve+u)

96 Verdict: Passable for a first attempt. Next time I'll use less onion and pepper and cook them longer. I'll try not heating the roll, and use more SteakUm. Maybe I'll try mozzarella in place of provolone.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:06 PM (sdi6R)

Try cooking the steak umms first and drain off all the grease as they make a lot of it. Pat the steak umms dry with a paper towel then add back to the pan with some Worcestershire sauce (a couple of tablespoons) and salt and pepper then add the onion/pepper mix to the pan and cook until they are soft.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (EoRCO)

97 (I almost copied the whole thread just now. o_O )
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:20 PM

Soon...

*chuckles evilly*

Posted by: The Barrel at July 21, 2018 06:31 PM (ANiiC)

98 What a long day

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:32 PM (pHfeF)

99 Cheese Wiz is the authentic old school cheese if you want to be all South Philly. Good pr"Whiz type" cheese.

As for meat, thin sliced Ribeye is the way to go. You will likely have to get your butcher to do it.

One thing about Cheese Steaks and really any serious sandwich. The real key is the bread. The better the bread the better than sandwich.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 06:33 PM (n13/j)

100 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 21, 2018 06:34 PM (GDMHK)

101 Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (PUmDY)

I have no idea who's Jewish on here or not except for CBD and J.J and Nevergiveup who occasionally make cracks using anti Semitic slurs TO MOCK ANTI SEMETIC CRACKS so that's why i asked What the hell does "Who gets the gentile baby" mean then??

I think I'me done on this thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 06:34 PM (AllCR)

102 Wait, am I going to be first after 100 comments?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 06:34 PM (tve+u)

103 Okay, #102.

I love this place.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 06:35 PM (tve+u)

104 you should feature the designs of charles james - his remarkable ballgowns were featured in a show at the met museum. they really were something.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2018 06:35 PM (Pg+x7)

105 96
Try cooking the steak umms first and drain off all the grease as they make a lot of it. Pat the steak umms dry with a paper towel then add back to the pan with some Worcestershire sauce (a couple of tablespoons) and salt and pepper then add the onion/pepper mix to the pan and cook until they are soft.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (EoRCO)


That sounds good, but the SteakUms cook way faster than the onion and pepper. Wouldn't it be overcooked?

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:36 PM (sdi6R)

106 Solutions up? I just got here

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:36 PM (pHfeF)

107 You should stop

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 06:36 PM (PUmDY)

108 Rickl- I pretty sure I live somewhat near to you. I live in Ambler Pa. Anyway, if you could get to Sam's Italian Market in Willow Grove on Moreland Road, they sell "chipped steak" by the pound. It is beef sliced thin and I used this for years to make steak sandwiches for the family. They also make their own Italian rolls.

Posted by: arieswoman at July 21, 2018 06:37 PM (6Tvnv)

109 I fry my onions and if so peppers for awhile, add steak later

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:37 PM (pHfeF)

110 One thing about Cheese Steaks and really any serious sandwich. The real key is the bread. The better the bread the better than sandwich.


It is my contention, and I say this as someone who grew up in the Philadelphia area, that the cheese steak is the only food that gets better the further you get from its place of origin.

I have spent time as a grownup trying to find good Philly cheese steak. Philadelphians hate good bread. Cheeze-whiz is not fit for discussion.

You get out of Pennsylvania and gain a little perspective and people say yes, good steak and good cheese and maybe some onions and peppers makes a fine, fine sammich.

I would rather a cheesesteak from Gio's in East Granby, CT than from Gino's in South Philly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 06:38 PM (fuK7c)

111 "Partially Nude Biden in the Pool" will be the next Mid-Morning Thread painting in the ever-escalating war against the unruly Horde.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 06:38 PM (gUCYC)

112 Cheese Wiz is the authentic old school cheese if you want to be all South Philly. Good pr"Whiz type" cheese.

Meant to say I prefer provolone these days.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 06:38 PM (n13/j)

113 Well we are just having a neighbor gathering here

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:39 PM (pHfeF)

114 I've seen some thin-cut chunked steak for hispanic dishes at our local Walmart. I suspect it would make a pretty okay sandwich.

Hmm, pressure cooker for five minutes in some beef broth before throwing it on the griddle...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 06:39 PM (tve+u)

115 Provolone is my favorite

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:39 PM (pHfeF)

116 That sounds good, but the SteakUms cook way faster than the onion and pepper. Wouldn't it be overcooked?
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:36 PM (sdi6R)

No......Just use a medium setting and stir to keep it all moving and the steak ums are loaded with fat so they hold up well and your sammich won't be a grease bomb.

Stirring is your friend.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 06:40 PM (EoRCO)

117 I would rather a cheesesteak from Gio's in East Granby, CT than from Gino's in South Philly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 06:38 PM (fuK7c)

I have heard that. CT and Jersey supposedly have some of the best.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 06:40 PM (n13/j)

118 Ahhh, the coveted Chess N' Cheesesteak thread.

Posted by: StrawMan at July 21, 2018 06:41 PM (AQODf)

119 Someone shopped Hepburn's eyes in an effort to make them bigger, they got too much white. Now they resemble anime eyes.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 06:41 PM (S/hVx)

120 Steak-Umm has its own Twitter thang:

https://tinyurl.com/yax5lkj8


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 06:42 PM (gUCYC)

121 I knew someone that had eyeballs that went in different directions. Never could figure out which one to watch.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 05:39 PM (86+mj)


Jean-Paul Sartre and Occasional-Cortex. Must be something that only afflicts communists.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 06:42 PM (/qEW2)

122 The steak however you go should just be cooked, no more

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:43 PM (pHfeF)

123 Provolone on a sandwich is very good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 06:43 PM (PUmDY)

124 I have spent time as a grownup trying to find good Philly cheese steak. Philadelphians hate good bread. Cheeze-whiz is not fit for discussion. ----



Cheeze-whiz is a softer version of American cheese slices. Which my father refers to tasting like glue.

So Joe Biden Cheese.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 06:43 PM (YdakM)

125 Chess gals. I love it. Now what's the next move?

Posted by: Caliban at July 21, 2018 06:43 PM (QE8X6)

126 Giant grocery store have had pack of steak thin sliced, going to get some tomorrow

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:44 PM (pHfeF)

127 The Philly suburbs have so many good cheesesteak places you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one. And they don't use Cheez Wiz.


arieswoman: Thanks! I will look into that.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:45 PM (sdi6R)

128 Hey everybody.

Sorry for my Quora obsession but there was a good article there a few days ago about a Stockfish vs AlphaZero match, where I think Stockfish made a supposedly super-shocking move. The game was in either 2016 or 2017, would anyone know what I'm talking about??

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 06:45 PM (km8m2)

129 Maybe for kicks I'll get some Cheese Wiz too

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:45 PM (pHfeF)

130 What a long day
----
No shit, apparently.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 06:45 PM (Evws/)

131 What is it about Philadelphians and their Cheez Wiz?

You'd think they'd prefer actual cheese. Oh well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 06:47 PM (km8m2)

132 The Philly suburbs have so many good cheesesteak places you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one. And they don't use Cheez Wiz.



Good thing you didn't say that on the Pet Thread.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:47 PM (bTbJx)

133 Giant grocery store have had pack of steak thin sliced, going to get some tomorrow
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:44 PM (pHfeF)


Kroger too. They have thin-sliced "stir-fry beef", which is not bad if you don't feel like doing a lot of slicing. I'm not sure what cut it is, but it's not full of fat or connective tissue or anything. I think it's meat-flavored.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 06:49 PM (y87Qq)

134 I have had 300 cheesesteaks since I had one with Cheese Wiz

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:49 PM (pHfeF)

135 JT, me or someone else?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 06:49 PM (km8m2)

136 The Philly suburbs have so many good cheesesteak places you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one. And they don't use Cheez Wiz.
I agree, Rickl. Lots of good cheese steaks to be found in Montgomery County, PA

Posted by: arieswoman at July 21, 2018 06:49 PM (6Tvnv)

137 Philadelphians hate good bread.

I like good bread.

I hate scrapple though.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 06:49 PM (bTbJx)

138 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 06:45 PM (km8m2)

From what I can tell it's one groups computer whupping up on another groups computers playing chess. Even just looking at the search results made my head hurt, so that's all I got.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 21, 2018 06:49 PM (gEvQ8)

139 I made a grilled cheese with one slice of provolone and one slice of pepper jack. It was delicious.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 06:51 PM (YPqbH)

140 I don't buy that Philadelphians don't like good bread. A good fresh steak roll is half the battle

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:51 PM (pHfeF)

141 What is it about Philadelphians and their Cheez Wiz?

You'd think they'd prefer actual cheese. Oh well.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Maybe it reminds them of the govt cheese of their youth.

To be honest my Mother used American cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches. As a kid that was a treat.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 06:52 PM (YdakM)

142 Hepburn as a teenager lived through the "hunger winter" in the Netherlands (1944-45), and it seems possible her very slight figure might have been a lasting consequence. What % body fat did it look like she had?


Posted by: rhomboid at July 21, 2018 06:52 PM (QDnY+)

143 OM, thanks for, well, the usual. Including especially one model in particular.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 21, 2018 06:53 PM (QDnY+)

144 Much too crowded?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 06:53 PM (PUmDY)

145 Sam's sells frozen cheesesteak sandwiches. I frequently buy them to take for lunches. I like them. Until I get to the East Coast, they'll do.

Now somebody with more smarts than me needs to find a way to steer this back to chess and dress.

P.S. Steve, package arrived.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 21, 2018 06:54 PM (TPaJb)

146 I stayed with my mother in Doylestown for a couple of months. My survey of Phila. suburbs cheesesteak is primarily Bucks-centric.

The average hoagie roll is made of Wonder Bread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 06:54 PM (fuK7c)

147 My dad use to ( and still might) like Lebanon baloney in his grilled cheese

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:54 PM (pHfeF)

148 CBS "News" poll (1,007 adults), 7/16-17: 68% approve Trump's handling of summit; 21% disapprove.


(cue Vincent Price rising, insane laughter .....)

Posted by: rhomboid at July 21, 2018 06:55 PM (QDnY+)

149 I think they use cheese whiz as it's cheap and easy to use.

Taste comes in third.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 06:55 PM (EoRCO)

150 the new Dem motto should be "Up the people."

Posted by: vivi at July 21, 2018 06:56 PM (11H2y)

151 What does partially nude mean? Was Joey Biden wearing a hat? A watch? Flip flops? When does one go from partially nude to nude?
If he was wearing a Speedo, he wouldn't have been described as partially nude.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at July 21, 2018 06:56 PM (nBr1j)

152 Working in Doyelstown yesterday and today, and Monday

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:56 PM (pHfeF)

153 But as long as we're talking food --

I like to put a slice of bologna on grilled cheese sandwiches.

Notice I said "food," not "cooking."

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 21, 2018 06:57 PM (TPaJb)

154 Cheesesteak, smeesesteak. My sandwich for work tomorrow is leftover venison/wild pork meatloaf with sourkraut and smoked cheddar cheese.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 06:57 PM (zLDYs)

155 It seems like it's just a couple of famous places in South Philly that use Cheez Wiz. Nobody else uses it. Maybe they invented cheesesteaks; I don't know.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

156 I bet it's the cheese you can get in big 10lb cans from Sysco or whoever supplies the restaurants. $5 says that's why it caught on.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 06:58 PM (YPqbH)

157 Ahhh, the coveted Chess N' Cheesesteak thread.

Posted by: StrawMan at July 21, 2018 06:41 PM (AQODf)

definitely try it, it won't kill ya. I prefer provolone, particularly good provolone but I see why some like processed cheese at times. There is a place for it though not lots of places lol. For example, try making a good queso dip out of farmhouse cheddar or provolone. Then try it with processed American cheese. Different applications for different needs. But I can't think of many reasons to put Cheese Whiz on a sandwich these days. The taste is is not there.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 06:58 PM (n13/j)

158 (cue Vincent Price rising, insane laughter .....)

Posted by: rhomboid at July 21, 2018 06:55 PM (QDnY+)

I think any thinking person that saw that press conference saw that the AP reporter hit Trump with a gotcha question along the lines of when did you stop beating your wife. His choice was to throw the IC under the bus, or call Putin a liar to his face on an international platform. He did not thread the needle well, but when I heard the question from the smarmy little prick I wanted to throw something very hard at his head.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 21, 2018 06:59 PM (gEvQ8)

159 I'm only having Digorno pizza tonight

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 06:59 PM (pHfeF)

160 OK, back to dresses and chess. It's not hard to love the Melania pic.

It just occurred to me that she reminds me of Nadiuska, the girl who plays Conan's mother in the first movie.

I love that high cheekbone strong nose chiseled everything look.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:00 PM (fuK7c)

161 Eromero, Tha'st the way to blow the doors off. Good eating.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:00 PM (1P3On)

162 Steak-Umm has its own Twitter thang:
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 06:42 PM (gUCYC)


That's a pretty good one. I wish Arby's and @nihilist_arbys would just make it official already, they're not fooling anybody.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:00 PM (y87Qq)

163 Cheesesteak, smeesesteak. My sandwich for work tomorrow is leftover venison/wild pork meatloaf with sourkraut and smoked cheddar cheese.
Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 06:57 PM (zLDYs)

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Man, that sounds good. Enjoy!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 07:00 PM (+1YDx)

164 I'm only having Digorno pizza tonight

Posted by: Skip


I had a tombstone last nite.

Warnt bad.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 07:01 PM (bTbJx)

165 Now somebody with more smarts than me needs to find a way to steer this back to chess and dress. -----


Russian Dress parade. Yes all the dresses are the same but they at the same time are all different.



https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8vsd4vx Dailymail

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:01 PM (YdakM)

166 I personally like the Kraft American cheese product slices on grilled cheese sandwiches. My kids ask for that specifically (nothing fancy for those palettes), and I always make one for myself, too. That and some good dill pickles is hard to beat.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:01 PM (tve+u)

167 Ptetty bad ass..

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gzIAiyxS-nk

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:02 PM (PUmDY)

168 Headed out now to a German restaurant for my belated birthday dinner!

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 21, 2018 07:02 PM (TPaJb)

169 Speaking of halfway decent cheese, Taco Bell has the Nacho Fries available again. Doesn't hurt that they warm up the cheese for you... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:04 PM (km8m2)

170 Working in Doyelstown yesterday and today, and Monday


Oh, cool. It has become nice. I have tried to explain to young people and imports that it used to suck and they don't believe me.

There was nothing there. I mean, the quaint Victorian housing stock was there, but there was nothing in terms of retail or cultural life. The most "exotic" thing that happened was we got Nat's Sicilian Pizza and all of a sudden you could get a pizza that was square and deep.

Now it has Afghani Tschotschke shops, Asian fusion restaurants, vintage vinyl and comics stores. It's cool, it's tony, it's twee.

I swear to God it was a wasteland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:04 PM (fuK7c)

171 Happy belated birthday !

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 07:04 PM (bTbJx)

172 Happy birthday Weak Geek!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:04 PM (km8m2)

173 #159 Store pizza for me tonight too, Skip. (I was going to have said 'oven pizza' but I didn't want to upset FS.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 07:05 PM (Evws/)

174 Dresses and chesses and cheesesteaks, oh my!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:05 PM (km8m2)

175 Bacon, cheddar and Jalapeno grilled cheese and this was a horde recipe.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:05 PM (1P3On)

176 Saw an ad at FB for New Mexican Red Chile Sauce.

So now I'm hungry for that stuff. Oh man...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:06 PM (km8m2)

177 McDougal is hot.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:06 PM (PUmDY)

178 Happy birthday. German restaurant is a good thing, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:07 PM (tve+u)

179 I have a Screamin' Sicilian frozen pizza in the fridge.
I hear it's good, guess we're gonna find out.
It better be good as it's a 10-buck frozen pizza!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:07 PM (km8m2)

180 Mac 'n cheese in a grilled cheese is another fine approach.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:07 PM (tve+u)

181 I
personally like the Kraft American cheese product slices on grilled
cheese sandwiches. My kids ask for that specifically (nothing fancy for
those palettes), and I always make one for myself, too. That and some
good dill pickles is hard to beat.


Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:01 PM (tve+u)

The guys at Serious Eats say American Cheese is best for grilled cheese and cheese burgers. And they are super hoity toity.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 07:07 PM (n13/j)

182 I also found a good-sounding recipe for New Mexican red chile sauce online.

Only problem: I found it at a site called 'Brand New Vegan.' :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:08 PM (km8m2)

183 German food is not good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:08 PM (PUmDY)

184 Now somebody with more smarts than me needs to find a way to steer this back to chess and dress. -----


Ok, I'll give it a try.....

A couple of nights ago, Platypus said whenever she wore sundresses, she would get compliments, but they only applied to the dress and not her.

I'd like to suggest that she post a pic of herself in the sundress and a pic of her without the dress.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 07:08 PM (bTbJx)

185 Guys, here's my strategy. Eat a salad for evening meal with a banana for desert today, tomorrow have the venison/wild pork meatloaf with sourkraut and smoked cheddar sandwich for lunch and a 1/2 gallon of Bluebell homemade vanilla for supper. Eat healthy, be healthy I always say.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 07:08 PM (zLDYs)

186 Snacking on left over lamburgers. I need to open another bottle of wine. The $10 one or the $25 one?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:09 PM (1P3On)

187 German food is not good.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:08 PM (PUmDY)



I found it tolerable.

Posted by: Hermann Goering at July 21, 2018 07:09 PM (CSNuj)

188 Food question for the Horde:

I got some Whole Foods 365 cola. It contains "invert sugar." What is invert sugar? Is it sugar that can't get a date?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:10 PM (km8m2)

189 I'd like to suggest that she post a pic of herself in the sundress and a pic of her without the dress.
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 07:08 PM (bTbJx)



Excellent plan for a double-blind study. Your research proposal is approved.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:10 PM (CSNuj)

190 Now it has Afghani Tschotschke shops, Asian fusion restaurants, vintage vinyl and comics stores. It's cool, it's tony, it's twee.

I swear to God it was a wasteland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


No twees ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 07:11 PM (bTbJx)

191 162 Steak-Umm has its own Twitter thang:
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 06:42 PM (gUCYC)

That's a pretty good one. I wish Arby's and @nihilist_arbys would just make it official already, they're not fooling anybody.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:00 PM (y87Qq)



The Wendy's Twitter is supposed to be pretty funny.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 07:11 PM (cAnNx)

192 The guys at Serious Eats say American Cheese is best for grilled cheese and cheese burgers. And they are super hoity toity.
Posted by: Quint


I don't hate American cheese but if there is another option I always pick the other option (assuming it's not Limburger).

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:12 PM (YdakM)

193 Nood. Movie.

And pork schnitzel is awesome.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:12 PM (NWiLs)

194 There's a German restaurant near me. I've eaten there a couple of times and liked it. I don't often go to sit-down restaurants, though.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 07:12 PM (sdi6R)

195 SteakUms are the cilantro of the beef world.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (1P3On)

196 But as long as we're talking food --
I am sitting here in front of computer eating a tomato and lettuce sandwich, along with an ear of white corn. The tomato and corn are from Jersey (given to me by a visiting friend) Jersey tomato and corn-it doesn't get any better for a summer time meal!

Posted by: arieswoman at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (6Tvnv)

197 The Dems have come up with a new catch phrase "For The People"





And by the people they mean their freak show base

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (SiINZ)

198 I was briefly involved with an actual German woman in my younger days who would make some sort of smashed and breaded chicken, a weird noodle-ish dish (schnitzel?), and a potato salad that I remember containing maybe vinegar and lots of bacon. It was always delicious.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (YPqbH)

199 The $10 one or the $25 one?
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:09 PM (1P3On)

Ummmmmm....Both.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (EoRCO)

200 195 SteakUms are the cilantro of the beef world.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (1P3On)

Except they don't taste like soap.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (NWiLs)

201 Ben Had: mix 'em together.
Now you've got a $35 wine! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:14 PM (km8m2)

202 197 The Dems have come up with a new catch phrase "For The People"





And by the people they mean their freak show base
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (SiINZ)

That's the longstanding slogan of a well-known Florida personal injury law firm.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:14 PM (NWiLs)

203 170
It's cool, it's tony, it's twee.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:04 PM (fuK7c)


Trouble is, those are magnets for liberals.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 07:14 PM (sdi6R)

204 201 Ben Had: mix 'em together.
Now you've got a $35 wine! :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:14 PM (km8m2)

Or a $17.50 wine.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (NWiLs)

205 Insomniac, I've never been good at wine math.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:16 PM (km8m2)

206 That's the longstanding slogan of a well-known Florida personal injury law firm.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:14 PM (NWiLs)

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It's also the former slogan of a Fla. used car lot. They really thought this one all the way through, obviously.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (+1YDx)

207 I found it tolerable.
Posted by: Hermann Goering at July 21, 2018 07:09 PM (CSNuj)
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Is this some kind of joke? I hope you're not agreeing with Nazi Germany.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (Evws/)

208 They have good desserts.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (gFFRx)

209 I don't hate American cheese but if there is another option I always pick the other option (assuming it's not Limburger).

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:12 PM (YdakM)

I mostly use it for Queso dip and standard cheese burgers. For all other applications I go with the gourmet stuff.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (n13/j)

210 195 SteakUms are the cilantro of the beef world.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (1P3On)


I figured that. I've never bought them before, but I figured it would be a starting place for my first cheesesteak attempt. I've gotten some good suggestions in this thread.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 07:18 PM (sdi6R)

211 Put down the cheesesteaks and get out the popcorn

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:18 PM (pHfeF)

212 Ben Had: mix 'em together.

Now you've got a $35 wine! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 07:14 PM (km8m2)
heh, I never thought of it that way

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 07:19 PM (n13/j)

213 211 Put down the cheesesteaks and get out the popcorn
Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:18 PM (pHfeF)


That's an idea. I should make popcorn for the movie thread.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 07:20 PM (sdi6R)

214 I mostly use it for Queso dip and standard cheese burgers. For all other applications I go with the gourmet stuff.
Posted by: Quint


The singles are a nice pantry option. They store as well as Twinkies so a good backup. And dips usually have other tasty ingredients so the cheese is less important.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:22 PM (YdakM)

215
The guys at Serious Eats say American Cheese is best for grilled cheese and cheese burgers. And they are super hoity toity.
Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 07:07 PM (n13/j)

Yeah. None of that tariff protected Canuck cheese! And what is up with the round bacon? We should spend the entire year accepting tributary gifts from them and immediately toss the worthless junk into giant bonfires to show our distain!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:22 PM (e1mEI)

216 Favorite cheese?

Government..

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (MVjcR)

217 Now anti-Canadianism?! I'm leaving this thread!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (Evws/)

218 a weird noodle-ish dish (schnitzel?)


Spaetzle.


Schitzel is cutlet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:29 PM (fuK7c)

219

Just what, pray tell, is supposed to be wrong with Canadian bacon?

Most certainly not the taste.is it the shape?

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 07:32 PM (S/hVx)

220 Schnitzel. sheesh

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:32 PM (fuK7c)

221 I originally saw this 'don't mate in 1' problem in Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column in 'Scientific American'.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/dont-mate-in-one

Posted by: Alan D McIntire at July 21, 2018 07:50 PM (Qsbec)

222 "For The People."

They just will never understand that there is a gulf of difference between "We The People" and "The People".

Some folks want to belong to the former, some the latter.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (BRvh1)

223 Fork the People.

Posted by: t-bird at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (OiC69)

224 Also, where is all the admiration for FLOTUS standing by her man?

Posted by: scottst at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (uhNRv)

225 221 I originally saw this 'don't mate in 1' problem in Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column in 'Scientific American'.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/dont-mate-in-one
Posted by: Alan D McIntire at July 21, 2018 07:50 PM (Qsbec)


That's pretty clever.

Rc6.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon Pet Lovers! Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Listen to the command. Sit, relax. Good Moron.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Are you happy? I mean is your pet happy?

My tortoise is always glaring at me. Whether I’m feeding him carrots, stroking his shell, or casually watching him from afar, all I get in return is his eternal stink eye.

I’ve tried my best to please Linus since spotting him at a pet store chain that shall not be named. He sat in a stuffy, glass tank under fluorescent lights, and hid in his shell when customers peered in or tapped on the glass. His food dish was almost empty, with just a few hard pellets left of commercial tortoise food. The girl working there told me these unappetizing supplements gave tortoises all the nourishment they need (for the record, that is incorrect). I decided then and there Linus was coming home with me.

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Vegan diet for cats? Weigh in Horde, right or wrong?

A vegan pet owner from the Gold Coast, in Australia, has been criticized for putting his cat on a diet that matches his beliefs and claiming that she’s actually thriving after switching to veganism.

53-year-old Harry Bolman has been a vegan for the lat 38 years, and after adopting Uma, a five-year-old cat, last year, he decided that the same vegan diet would be perfect for her as well. Bolman has been feeding her vegetables and special vegan cat food, and despite accusations that he is “abusing” and “killing” the feline, he claims that plant-based food is the “healthiest” for cats.


Quite the dog. Meet Gaspar, a dog who has more than one life.

"The best thing is to approach them from the side and then go down."Phrasing is everything, isn't it?


The Pet Thread has a This afternoon's Feel Good Story of The Day. h/t Hank Curmudgeon

I've done this before with my Lymphoma patient.

Meet The PetMorons


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Bonus pet moron picks of Casey Jayne, my 8 year old Belgian Malinois. She's named after two Adam Baldwin characters. I think she's probably the laziest Malinois that God ever Created. -wizardpc

More like a Belgian Couch Potato than a Malinois. Cute pic. Thanks for the submission.


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OhCee the Office Cat was previously on a PetThread wearing his tie, but I wanted you to see him showing off his armor from Samurai Age. OhCee was recently diagnosed with an inoperable nasal carcinoma which has blocked his right nostril. He had his first chemotherapy treatment on Monday, but the prognosis is not good and he may only be with us for a few more months. After asking a friend for advice as to whether I am making the right decisions, she said to do what it is in your heart and don’t be afraid to talk to OhCee about it. I believe OhCee said to stop treating him like a sick cat, so my secretary and I are letting him do his usual routines, which include greeting and playing with clients (there is a drawer full of cat toys in the reception area he will point out to you). -Name not provided.

I wonder what kind of child you were, did all of your pets have wardrobes?
Sorry to hear about your pet's condition. Here's hoping the treatments go well!

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A month or so ago, you posted my two adorable Puggle sister fosters, Palani and Pernelle. They just completed heartworm treatment and were supposed to be adopted tomorrow (July 14). Unfortunately, out of the blue, Pernelle started regurgitating her food. I took her to the vet Monday morning and she has been diagnosed with Megaesophagus. It was a crushing diagnosis, but she has been doing really well. Here she is in the special chair she uses to eat. It’s called a Bailey Chair and a volunteer made it for her. Prayers for health and an adopter willing to care for a dog with this condition.
Happy Caturday (I also foster cats and have 8 (!) at the moment) I always enjoy the Pet Thread. - Debbie

Tough condition, but we have a Setter with it who is going on 12. Good luck with your fostering and thank you for the work you do.


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They’re such a help, no matter the project. -DT

No argument from the Pet Thread Staff & Mgmt. Thank you for the submission.


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This is Guinevere. She was a Royal standard poodle. I rescued her at age 3. She died recently in her sleep at age 13. She worked as a therapy dog with autistic youth. Some successes, never any failures. Always a lady. Always loving.-Paul

Sorry to hear of your loss. She looks like a very loving dog.

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Hi,
We are longtime readers/lurkers Robyn and Billy, deep behind the lines on the central coast of California, in a little agricultural town on the coast right between LA and SF.

This is our baby girl Ruby, a beautiful Dane/Mastiff mix. We lost her to old age on May 15th of this year. She was the best dog...not our first, but most definitely the best. We rescued her 61/2 years ago after she'd been abandoned by her prior owners, left in the backyard, neighbors feeding her over the fence when they realized what had happened. We are convinced she remembered that trauma. As time passed she wouldn't stay in the backyard if we left the house. She always found a way past the fence (chewing through it sometimes), only to be found laying on the front lawn waiting for us to return. Towards the end we just never left for more than a few hours, leaving her inside the comfort of HER house.

I love the Dogzilla photo, so indicative of life with a big dog! At just over 100 lbs, all she had to do to get attention was stand in your way and demand to be loved. Or sit right next to you and lean on you. As long as we were home, she loved her yard. I always thought she looked beautiful on green.

She's left a huge hole in our hearts. See you on the other side, baby girl.

Thanks for your column. Keep up the good work.

What a beautiful dog. It is easy to see how see has left a hole in your world. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Ace of Spades longtime lurker's (TheCentralScrutinizer) mutts. Sam is a 4-year old Aussie/Newf /Greyhound mix. We recently picked up Spot from a local shelter here in the Omaha area. He was saved from an Oklahoma kill shelter and brought to Nebraska. They're both dumb as a bag of hammers but great family members.

A typical Saturday evening for a moron and his dogs. We hadn't even cracked open the first beer yet:

Edit: Forgot to mention that Spot is about a year old and a Pointer/Pit mix, we think.

Thanks TheCentralScrutinizer. It appears that you have a pair of wrestlers on your hands. The last photo suggests no mischief will take place in your home.

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I know it's a Horde tradition to summon the Corgis, so here is our Snickers ready for action. -Bitter Clinger

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Thanks to you who have stopped by today and thanks to all of you Morons for sharing your pets with us. What a great group of pets!!!!

Do you have something you wish to share with the Pet Thread? Please feel free to contact us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!!!

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1 did all of your pets have wardrobes?

Just baseball caps. And all for NL teams. The AL is the source of such baseball heresies as the DH.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:01 PM (3C9q2)

2 cats are obligate carnivores
putting them on a vegan diet is poisoning them

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (hMwEB)

3 Love the chainmail armor on the wienie dog.

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (2sCft)

4 Corgis called

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (2sCft)

5 Re "The Boss" water bowl: Princess, my first kitteh, had a blue water bowl labeled "Her Majesty." All my other female kittehs have used it ever since. The dude kitteh drinks from a water bowl with the Phillies logo.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (3C9q2)

6
Hello I'm a lurker for about ten years now. My dog Sophie died 5weeks ago . It's still hard. I tried to say something before but couldnt. She was a Newfoundland mix that we got from the pound 10 years ago. She was 100lbs of gentleness and just the greatest dog ever. We still miss her. But I just wanted to share her memory.Carol

Posted by: Carol in nev at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (smkU1)

7 Loving, caring dogs. Some will melt your heart.



https://tinyurl.com/y8z6qyox

Posted by: Javems at July 21, 2018 03:07 PM (XX+4N)

8 RIP Guinevere and Ruby.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 03:08 PM (hMwEB)

9 Wow!!!

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 21, 2018 03:08 PM (9TR2V)

10 Umm vegan cat will die,cats are carnivora obligata.

Posted by: steevy at July 21, 2018 03:09 PM (LiyEm)

11 All nice photos. Sorry for everyone whose beloved furry family member died recently.

I had to smile at Ruby by the train set. The way she's lying it looks like she put it all together herself and then was tuckered out and needed a nap.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 03:09 PM (AllCR)

12 okay, reading Ruby and Guinevere's stories are making me cry.

Posted by: IC at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (PEJUg)

13 Bolman has been feeding her vegetables and special vegan cat food, and despite accusations that he is abusing and killing the feline, he claims that plant-based food is the healthiest for cats.

--

That's why they are such huge vegans in the wild.
SMDH. Poor cat.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (PoGrh)

14 She was 100lbs of gentleness and just the greatest dog ever. We still miss her. But I just wanted to share her memory.Carol
Posted by: Carol in nev at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (smkU1)

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So sorry for your loss, Carol. We lost our own Sophia, a Pekingese/Japanese Chin mix about 18 months ago. We'll never replace her. Newfoundlands are such awesome, gentle and smart dogs. God be with you as you grieve your loss.

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (2sCft)

15 Carol in nev - sending you gentle hugs. there are really no adequate words.

Posted by: IC at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (PEJUg)

16 Vegan diets for cats is animal abuse. Cats are carnivores. They need meat to be healthy. Unloading human hang-ups on animals is... just what I would expect from a vegan.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (FTXAT)

17 cats are obligate carnivores

Yep. It used to be that the British Vegetarian Society advised against vegetarian diets for cats. However, the updated FAQs section says that the society now recommends certain types of vegetarian cat foods: https://tinyurl.com/y9bf2c3v

My kittehs need not worry that I'm going to take away their fish, turkey, chicken, and other meaty faves.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:12 PM (3C9q2)

18 I never had a dog or any pet as a kid. Probably explains a few things.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:13 PM (NWiLs)

19 Off topic.
Ladies rugby on NBC right now. If you like your ladies sturdy, you may want to tune in.

Posted by: Marty McFly at July 21, 2018 03:13 PM (VWE5i)

20 Isn't the carnivorous feline "theory" very well supported by actual science? I know that I'd never try that with a cat of mine I cared for, and in fact I could never do it to a "lab" cat as an experiment because of the risk to the cat.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:14 PM (n9EOP)

21

Posted by: Carol in nev at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (smkU1)
So sorry, Carol. Newfies are wonderful and gentle animals.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 21, 2018 03:14 PM (FTXAT)

22 They're such a help, no matter the project. -DT

So true. I remember when my wife decided to rearrange the living room furniture. (I voted no, but that didn't count. Toxic femininity at work.)

At every turn, the dog was just as helpful as can be. Wife sweeps up dog hair from every exposed nook and cranny; dog lies down in the pile. Getting the rug aligned; she immediately saw that her role was sitting in the middle of the carpet while we were trying to move it. I think that, every time I was told where to move a chair or table, there she was, right in the way.

And putting up a Christmas tree with a dog helping should be made a competitive sport.

If that makes it sound as if we don't miss her; you're wrong. Miss her terribly. If my wife's health improves, we'll need another.

Posted by: George LeS at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (59GGI)

23 The vegan guy supplements his cat's diet with taurine and arginine. I wonder if there is a vegan source for those nutrients?

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (4HMW8)

24 Just got to wondering...

You know about dog parks, right?

How come there aren't cat parks?

🐈

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat man do (clean the litterbox) at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (macz7)

25 My kittehs need not worry that I'm going to take away their fish, turkey, chicken, and other meaty faves.

I just had the thought that vegans could be used to make some nice protein-rich cat food.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (3C9q2)

26 At first glance I thought that dachshund was a female, but on closer inspection it is mail.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (m45I2)

27 How come there aren't cat parks?
Posted by: mindful webworker - cat man do (clean the litterbox) at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (macz7)


They have cafes instead.

I don't think there are any BYOC ones though.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (y87Qq)

28 I'll be sharing a puppies picture as soon as I get home.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (CGkg4)

29 Thank you for your kind words.

Posted by: Carol in nev at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (iW3Yp)

30 Posted by: Carol in nev at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (smkU1)

You will never find another group that understands the loss of a pet like the crew here. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (n9EOP)

31 Isn't the carnivorous feline "theory" very well
supported by actual science? I know that I'd never try that with a cat
of mine I cared for, and in fact I could never do it to a "lab" cat as
an experiment because of the risk to the cat.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:14 PM (n9EOP)

First clue for the clueless vegetarians/vegans is that cats in the wild eat nothing but meat. You will never see a feral cat messing with your vegetable garden (unless they happen to be chasing a prey animal through it).

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (FTXAT)

32 i have no problems with folks wanting to be vegan by good gracious some of them are irritating; they drone on and on about their veganism even though no one really cares.

Posted by: IC at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (PEJUg)

33 The vegan guy supplements his cat's diet with taurine and arginine. I wonder if there is a vegan source for those nutrients?

According to the British Vegetarian website that I posted above, both taurine and arginine are available in synthetic (laboratory-made) form, which I guess is okay with vegans.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:19 PM (3C9q2)

34 How come there aren't cat parks?
Posted by: mindful webworker


Because the have cat houses.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:20 PM (Bpc14)

35
Only monstrous assholes put cats or dogs on vegan diets. They're small predators; when feral they hunt game or forage for carrion.
This is what lack of protein in the diet does to cognition. When the war's over, the vegans will be sent to the fields to hoe turnips.

There are only 1218 people on the Ace Of Spades Moron Horde GAB group. Room for lots more:

https://tinyurl.com/y862bgj5

Posted by: Monty James at July 21, 2018 03:20 PM (gKOMX)

36 How come there aren't cat parks?


*******


You can park 'em, but they won't stay.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (m45I2)

37 According to the British Vegetarian website that I posted above, both taurine and arginine are available in synthetic (laboratory-made) form, which I guess is okay with vegans.
Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:19 PM (3C9q2)


Heh. That vegan cat-owner probably thinks chemicals are evil, too.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (4HMW8)

38 Sorry, cats are carnivores. Unless there is something really special in the food he is giving that poor cat, this will not turn out well.
Read of this before - a cat brought into the veterinarian, after months on a vegetarian diet - deathly ill and going blind from lack of appropriate nutrients such as taurine.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (xnmPy)

39 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (FTXAT)


Is the fact that I haven't seen any TV specials on alfalfa fed lion preserves a clue of sorts?

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:22 PM (n9EOP)

40 Posted by: Carol in nev at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (smkU1)

You will never find another group that understands the loss of a pet like the crew here. Thanks for sharing!


That is so true-- *sends Carol another virtual hug*

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:23 PM (3C9q2)

41 How come there aren't cat parks?

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The correct usage would be 'why aren't there cat's parks'.



(you have to include the catastrophe.)

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:24 PM (m45I2)

42
On Wednesday, Chad Nelson (a KARE-11 photojournalist) shared a short clip on Twitter of his 2-year-old son playing fetch with the neighbor's dog. The only catch? The nonstop action takes place over the backyard fence. Nice arm, kid.

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1019716405401440256

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 03:24 PM (IqV8l)

43 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (FTXAT)





Is the fact that I haven't seen any TV specials on alfalfa fed lion preserves a clue of sorts?

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:22 PM (n9EOP)

That too:-P

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 21, 2018 03:25 PM (FTXAT)

44
The correct usage would be 'why aren't there cat's parks'.

You get cat sparks mostly in the winter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 03:26 PM (IqV8l)

45 You will never see a feral cat messing with your vegetable garden

Of the hundreds of cats our family has had at the farm, I do remember a long-haired calico that liked tomatoes. Still, what part of obligate carnivore does he not get?

Posted by: t-bird at July 21, 2018 03:26 PM (NAs56)

46 Sorry but the vegans I personally know are all so self-righteous and all seem very cultish about it. Not to mention looking more and more sickly each time I see them. My son was a vegan for awhile and during that phase, he one time said he couldn't feed the dogs and cats while his Mom and I were on vacation, because their food contained meat! That did not go over well and he nearly got thrown out of the house. Dumbass.

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 03:26 PM (2sCft)

47 i have no problems with folks wanting to be vegan by good gracious some of them are irritating; they drone on and on about their veganism even though no one really cares.

Veganism is a particularly toxic form of virtue signaling. Thankfully vegans tend to cluster in blue states.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (3C9q2)

48 Veganism is unhealthy, period, but especially for pets and kids.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

49 alfalfa fed lion preserves


*******

We had to get rid of him somehow. Nobody ever liked that hair parted in the middle look.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (m45I2)

50 I saw a teenager in clinic once for fainting episodes. Severely anemic from a vegan diet. I prescribed a hamburger. The mother was not amused.


But I was.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:28 PM (m45I2)

51 Nice pets ya'll!

I don't think turtles can give any other look than the Ol' Eternal Stink Eye.

I think "turtle" actually means "giver of eternal stink eye" in some long forgotten never written down Indian language.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (EoRCO)

52 alfalfa fed lion preserves


*******

We had to get rid of him somehow. Nobody ever liked that hair parted in the middle look.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (m45I2)

+++
I liked Alfalfa's hair just fine. But I liked Buckwheat's hair better!

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (2sCft)

53 Veganism is unhealthy, period, but especially for pets and kids.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (NWiLs)


Veganism is not healthy for children and other living things.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:30 PM (y87Qq)

54 You get cat sparks mostly in the winter.


*****

That happens when you rub a balloon on 'em in order to stick it on the wall. The balloon, not the cat.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:30 PM (m45I2)

55 6
Hello I'm a lurker for about ten years now. My dog Sophie died 5weeks ago . It's still hard. I tried to say something before but couldnt. She was a Newfoundland mix that we got from the pound 10 years ago. She was 100lbs of gentleness and just the greatest dog ever. We still miss her. But I just wanted to share her memory.Carol
Posted by: Carol in nev at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (smkU1)

So sorry to hear of your loss. Why don't you send a photo of her to memorialize her.

addy is at bottom of thread.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (3Pma+)

56 Tortoise stampede!!! Walk everybody! Walk for your lives!!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (m45I2)

57 53 Veganism is unhealthy, period, but especially for pets and kids.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

Veganism is not healthy for children and other living things.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:30 PM (y87Qq)

Thus, veganism = war.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (NWiLs)

58 The first thing you will find by taking in a homeless cat is they survive on grasshoppers and other bugs.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:32 PM (1P3On)

59 50 I saw a teenager in clinic once for fainting episodes. Severely anemic from a vegan diet. I prescribed a hamburger. The mother was not amused.


But I was.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:28 PM (m45I2)

I think we all are here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 03:32 PM (3Pma+)

60 Be fearful of the armored wiener. The only dog I know that could take on a badger in its hole and win.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:33 PM (vV/gB)

61 Anybody know any vegans who will not use any animal products, even ones that don't involve an animal's death, because it's wrong to exploit animals .....
who also promote some form of socialism, where humans get exploited.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (4HMW8)

62 *looks at incisors*

Cats are carnivores. Bet Uma is nipping the odd mouse on the side.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (KzvQU)

63 I've got a happyi rescue dog. I call her my Mexican Low Rider because (A) the shelter said she had been a feral dog on the Mexican border for the first year of her life; and (B) while she's as long as a springer spaniel, her legs are as short as a Bassett Hound. We have had a lot very good dogs before her, and she has been a bit of a handful to train.

But she is a happy dog and she makes my wife very happy.
And it is true that a happy wife makes for a happy life.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at July 21, 2018 03:35 PM (Sda6L)

64 Veganism is a crime where children are involved. A kid does not need much meat, but zero is the wrong amount.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (RuIsu)

65 Cats are carnivores.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (KzvQU)


And just how would YOU kno-

oh.

Sorry.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (y87Qq)

66 There are fruitarians. I've even heard there are breatharians who live by breathing. Don't know how long they live, but they believe the digestive track is something bad for you that you use only when you have to. I don't think they play football either.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (vV/gB)

67

60
Be fearful of the armored wiener. The only dog I know that could take on a badger in its hole and win.
Dachsies got guts. They don't even wear their body armor when they go after Charlie Badger in his hole, just a flashlight and a .45.

Posted by: Monty James at July 21, 2018 03:38 PM (gKOMX)

68 Sorry but the vegans I personally know are all so self-righteous and all seem very cultish about it.

Committed vegans will not use shellac on wood because it's made from insect secretions; will not wear jewelry that contains pearls, mother of pearl, coral, abalone shell, or any other substance that comes from animals; will not go to rodeos, which they consider a form of animal exploitation; and will not use any soap made with animal fat. Yeah, they're a real fun group.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:39 PM (3C9q2)

69 Just a friendly reminder, the only person I'm aware of who done stuck her head all up in a pile of dirt, in public, is a vegan.

Veganism. Not even once.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:40 PM (y87Qq)

70 60
Be fearful of the armored wiener. The only dog I know that could take on a badger in its hole and win.
Dachsies got guts. They don't even wear their body armor when they go after Charlie Badger in his hole, just a flashlight and a .45.
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Charlie is a sneaky bastard.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:40 PM (vV/gB)

71 A great pet thread, as per usual!
Thanks.
RIP to all the departed.
I am on vacation and miss the kittehs very much.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at July 21, 2018 03:41 PM (w7KSn)

72

Wow that's a blast from the past.

I heard the "Armor Hot Dogs" jingle immediately when I read that.

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 03:41 PM (ARBgt)

73 SteveOReno: ...My son was a vegan for awhile and during that phase, he one time said he couldn't feed the dogs and cats while his Mom and I were on vacation, because their food contained meat!...

Heh. Feeding our cats and dogs cleansed me of residual vegetarian inclinations from my proto-buddhistic days.

Posted by: mindful webworker - I can haz cheezburger, too, at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (macz7)

74

Does Armor even exist today?

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (ARBgt)

75 Horse show day and most people bring their dogs. I saw an absolutely huge English bulldog and a 19 month Neapolitan.
Not what you would think of as ranch dogs.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (1P3On)

76 and will not use any soap made with animal fat.
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I told my wife I needed soap when she went to the store. I got a bar of goat milk soap. Smells nice and my skin is remarkably smooth. I got some sex after bathing with it. I highly recommend goat milk soap to the morons. Being clean, smooth and hard is something to shoot for in life.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (vV/gB)

77 74

Does Armor even exist today?
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Its making a comeback.

Posted by: Kevlar at July 21, 2018 03:44 PM (vV/gB)

78 You know who else was a vegetarian....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 03:45 PM (EoRCO)

79 I told my wife I needed soap when she went to the store. I got a bar of goat milk soap. Smells nice and my skin is remarkably smooth. I got some sex after bathing with it. I highly recommend goat milk soap to the morons. Being clean, smooth and hard is something to shoot for in life.
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (vV/gB)


Brand, please?

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (4HMW8)

80 "I told my wife I needed soap when she went to the store. I got a bar of
goat milk soap. Smells nice and my skin is remarkably smooth. I got some
sex after bathing with it. I highly recommend goat milk soap to the
morons."

These few words constitute a damning indictment of veganism.

Veganism---Not Even Once

Posted by: Monty James at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (gKOMX)

81 Does Armor even exist today?

Sure. They make spam and industrial solvents.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (CSNuj)

82 68 Sorry but the vegans I personally know are all so self-righteous and all seem very cultish about it.

Committed vegans will not use shellac on wood because it's made from insect secretions; will not wear jewelry that contains pearls, mother of pearl, coral, abalone shell, or any other substance that comes from animals; will not go to rodeos, which they consider a form of animal exploitation; and will not use any soap made with animal fat. Yeah, they're a real fun group.
Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:39 PM (3C9q2)

Do they use gasoline? Supposedly oil comes from dinosaurs, so animal product.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (NWiLs)

83 Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (vV/gB)


So, does that make me beerarian?

And since beer is a whole grain beverage, can I consider myself a vegetarian?

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (n9EOP)

84 Tell me more of this goat soap, kuffar.

Posted by: Abdul Mohammed Mahmoud Muhammad at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (NWiLs)

85

Oh wait, doesn't Armor make the deviled ham with the cute devil on the can?

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (ARBgt)

86 Do they use gasoline? Supposedly oil comes from dinosaurs, so animal product.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (NWiLs)



Pterodactyls died so I could drive to the beach. Sad!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (CSNuj)

87 You know who else was a vegetarian....

George Bernard Shaw, as well as Herr Hitler.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (3C9q2)

88 Veganism is a false morality that distracts a person from cultivating true morality.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (4HMW8)

89 What a stupid conceited wanker you are Harry. Healthier? Remove the synthetic supplements and see the horrible folly of your hubristic ignorance. Even a ficus should not be left in your care.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2018 03:49 PM (KzvQU)

90 Do they use plastics? Petroleum product. Dinosaurs again.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:49 PM (NWiLs)

91 And since beer is a whole grain beverage, can I consider myself a vegetarian?
Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (n9EOP)


S. cerevisiae are thinking, feeling eukaryotes, you heartless monster.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (y87Qq)

92 Do they use gasoline? Supposedly oil comes from dinosaurs, so animal product.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (NWiLs)


I've always wondered about that. They say oil comes from dinosaurs. But yet they have to drill down a mile to find them. Seems kind of funny that there was a Myla dirt over dead dinosaurs. And yet they can find dinosaur bones at the surface or just a couple of feet down.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (Bpc14)

93 Anyone want a Cocker Spaniel?

5 cute little puppies.

http://tinypic.com/r/2hp1wqw/9

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (cAnNx)

94 I've seen so many articles from vets regarding idiots trying to feed their cats vegan diets. Dogs can get away with a fair amount of it, but it's pretty much a death sentence for a cat.


I've not heard of any combination of black bean/rice/tofu whatever that's been hit on that will fool a cat's digestive system into thinking it's eating meat. They're carnivores, not opportunistic. It's bad enough these people are killing their kids by not letting their brains get enough protein and fat growing up.

But since I'm a dog person - sure, feed your cat gluten free tuna-free substitute food product. He'll thank you for it.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (RHEDC)

95 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2018 03:49 PM (KzvQU)

What an absolutely catty comment!

Oh, wait...

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (n9EOP)

96 92 Do they use gasoline? Supposedly oil comes from dinosaurs, so animal product.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (NWiLs)


I've always wondered about that. They say oil comes from dinosaurs. But yet they have to drill down a mile to find them. Seems kind of funny that there was a Myla dirt over dead dinosaurs. And yet they can find dinosaur bones at the surface or just a couple of feet down.
Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (Bpc14)

I think we should tell hardcore vegans about the dinosaur angle anyway just to fuck with them.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)

97 Where's lin-duh? I thought we would have new kitten tales today.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (1P3On)

98 Where's lin-duh? I thought we would have new kitten tales today.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (1P3On)


Good question.

What does the lin-duh signal even look like?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (y87Qq)

99 I think they can manufacture taurine artificially ... but really, a cat's digestive system is not made for vegetation. I imagine it would be like a beaver owning us as pets and feeding us bark.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (/qEW2)

100 I've always wondered about that. They say oil comes from dinosaurs. But yet they have to drill down a mile to find them. Seems kind of funny that there was a Myla dirt over dead dinosaurs.

I figure the biomass attributable to dinosaurs is an infinitesimal fraction of all of the biomass on life on Earth since the first self-replicating molecules formed. The vast majority of it would probably be ocean-based plankton and plant matter, not dinosaurs.

Knowing nothing about this, I can speak freely.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (CSNuj)

101 Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)


Tell them the dinosaurs died out because too many of them were vegetarians!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (n9EOP)

102 Committed vegans will not use shellac on wood because it's made from insect secretions; will not wear jewelry that contains pearls, mother of pearl, coral, abalone shell, or any other substance that comes from animals; will not go to rodeos, which they consider a form of animal exploitation; and will not use any soap made with animal fat. Yeah, they're a real fun group.
Posted by: Basement Cat


Even the very first man used animal products.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (Hb9w3)

103 I imagine it would be like a beaver owning us as pets and feeding us bark.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (/qEW2)


You get those nightmares a couple times a week too?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (y87Qq)

104 WE BELIEVE THAT ALL CATS (AND ANIMALS IN GENERAL) SHOULD BE VEGAN SO AS TO SAVE AS MANY ANIMALS AS POSSIBLE!!!!! OF COURSE A VEGAN DIET IS A COMPROMISE, AS FARMING KILLS ANIMALS IN THE PROCESS, WE WOULD PREFER THAT ANIMALS FEAST ON THE FLESH OF THEIR SLAIN HUMAN OPPRESSORS!!!!! KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!!

Posted by: PETA at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (M+sEY)

105 Do they use gasoline?

I've often wondered what vegans used to treat diabetes back when all insulin for human use had to be made from the pancreases of cows, horses, pigs, or fish.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (3C9q2)

106 Hot dogs.

Armored Hot dogs.
The dogs. Kids.

Love. To.

bite.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (hpva6)

107 I'm a cocktarian.

Posted by: Shep! at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (NWiLs)

108 hogmartin, a bottle of tequila in one hand and a .45 in the other.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (1P3On)

109 Trump does not own a dog

Posted by: Comrade at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (L/X6Y)

110 Even the very first man used animal products.
Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (Hb9w3)


Look at what Eve's vegetarianism did to Adam!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (n9EOP)

111 79 I told my wife I needed soap when she went to the store. I got a bar of goat milk soap. Smells nice and my skin is remarkably smooth. I got some sex after bathing with it. I highly recommend goat milk soap to the morons. Being clean, smooth and hard is something to shoot for in life.
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (vV/gB)

Brand, please?
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Zum Bar Goat Milk Soap. Oatmeal-Lavender. They sell it at Safeway. It will make you randy.

Posted by: Kevlar at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (vV/gB)

112 110 Even the very first man used animal products.
Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (Hb9w3)


Look at what Eve's vegetarianism did to Adam!
Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (n9EOP)

Never listen to your wife. Only leads to disaster.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (NWiLs)

113 109 Trump does not own a dog
Posted by: Comrade at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (L/X6Y)


Maybe this will be the next media-hair-on-fire report.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (4HMW8)

114 Mice, birds and rats are free, Harry. Idiot.


Choke on a carrot, two-legs.

Posted by: Uma at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (hpva6)

115

How, does the soap have viagra in it?

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (ARBgt)

116 Yes I am a veryvcatty neko-grrl when it comes to stupid Human monkey-boys who believe they know better than Nature.

For example the idiot who thought to save elephants and cheetahs by transplanting them to the Midwest.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (KzvQU)

117 Trump does not own a dog
Posted by: Comrade at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (L/X6Y)


Darn it, that does it, I'm voting D in November!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (n9EOP)

118 I remember a long time ago I went to a Seven Day Adventurer event. They were big on the vegetarianism.

The speaker was babbling on about how when the earth was created everything was nice and veggie and even the animals did not kill and eat each other but ate plants.

That's about the time I got up and left.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (EoRCO)

119 Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (cAnNx)
I hate you.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (RHEDC)

120 Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (NWiLs)

Yes! There are two take-aways in that story!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (n9EOP)

121 119 Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (cAnNx)
I hate you.


Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (RHEDC)


Why?

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (cAnNx)

122
My Lab (Lady Elizabeth Rose--AKA Lizzie) will show her displeasure with me by making sure I see her then turning her back and walking a few feet away and laying down with her back to me.

This action is measured, deliberate and unmistakable. Problem is, she can't sustain it for more than a couple minutes, then it's back to normal.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (S/hVx)

123 109 Trump does not own a dog

Posted by: Comrade at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (L/X6Y)



Maybe this will be the next media-hair-on-fire report.


I actually thought about that a few months back. Except 80% of them are cat ladies. I'm proud he didn't do the "every President since whoever has had a friggin' dog" and get one like Obama just to have for photo ops.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (RHEDC)

124 122
My Lab (Lady Elizabeth Rose--AKA Lizzie) will show her displeasure with me by making sure I see her then turning her back and walking a few feet away and laying down with her back to me.

This action is measured, deliberate and unmistakable. Problem is, she can't sustain it for more than a couple minutes, then it's back to normal.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (S/hVx)

Bitches, man. Bitches.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 04:02 PM (NWiLs)

125 RIP Sophie, Ruby and Guinevere. (((HUGS))) Carol, Robyn and Billy and Paul. Trio of great dogs that crossed the rainbow bridge.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 04:02 PM (3oVps)

126 83 Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (vV/gB)


So, does that make me beerarian?

And since beer is a whole grain beverage, can I consider myself a vegetarian?
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My big picture view of history is that no civilization can reach greatness without pork and beer.

Posted by: Kevlar at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (vV/gB)

127 Off nasty sock.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (vV/gB)

128 My big picture view of history is that no civilization can reach greatness without pork and beer.
Posted by: Kevlar at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (vV/gB)


Hold my wine.

Posted by: Rome at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (CSNuj)

129 Maye Trump should get as a gift a pair of mature cheetahs. When Acosta screams the cheetahs should be free, Trump lets go of the leashes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (KzvQU)

130 129 Maye Trump should get as a gift a pair of mature cheetahs. When Acosta screams the cheetahs should be free, Trump lets go of the leashes.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (KzvQU)

Do cheetahs eat weasels?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 04:06 PM (NWiLs)

131 S. cerevisiae are thinking, feeling eukaryotes, you heartless monster.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (y87Qq)


Only the ones from Yuggoth.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 04:07 PM (/qEW2)

132 I'm proud he didn't do the "every President since whoever has had a friggin' dog"

Just one Russian Wolfhound would be ok, though.

Posted by: t-bird at July 21, 2018 04:07 PM (Ydn2k)

133 Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (RHEDC)





Why?
I'd kill for a Cocker puppy right now, but I'm moving. Had ascob cocker and 2 blenheim cavaliers. Total spaniel guy. Those are adorable!

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:08 PM (RHEDC)

134 Do cheetahs eat weasels?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 04:06 PM (NWiLs)



Many are vegetarians.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 04:08 PM (CSNuj)

135 Man, I'm cut/paste challenged today.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:08 PM (RHEDC)

136 Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 04:06 PM (NWiLs)


Feed them veggies for a few days, and cheetahs should be able to polish off weasels and badgers, and then come back for seconds!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 04:09 PM (n9EOP)

137 I'm proud he didn't do the "every President since whoever has had a friggin' dog"

He could take after Lincoln, Hayes, TR, and Bush 43, and have a nice MAGA Republican cat.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:09 PM (3C9q2)

138 I sent pic to Mis Hum but I guess I forgot the Benjamins...
Bleu is doing good. Made it through the first night ok. My daughter had her sleeping in a bed on the floor but she decided that she was climbing up the bed to sleep with my daughter. We didn't think she could climb that high yet. She is tiny, I don't think she weights 1.5 lbs. The dog hasn't growled or tried to eat her yet, so that's good. We've been doing limited, supervised interactions. Dog isn't sure about this yet. The kitten was around dogs in her foster home so she isn't fazed by the dog.

Posted by: lin-duh at July 21, 2018 04:10 PM (kufk0)

139 133 Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (RHEDC)





Why?
I'd kill for a Cocker puppy right now, but I'm moving. Had ascob cocker and 2 blenheim cavaliers. Total spaniel guy. Those are adorable!


Posted by: clutch cargo at July 21, 2018 04:08 PM (RHEDC)



Well I'm sure in another year, (or six months if my parents don't keep a close eye on that horny male and slutty bitch) they'll have puppies again.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 04:10 PM (cAnNx)

140 You know who else was a vegetarian....

George Bernard Shaw,

I don't know if he was vegan though, and he had something militant vegans lack which is -a sense of humor.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 04:10 PM (AllCR)

141 Trump is the first President since Polk to not own any pets.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 04:11 PM (M+sEY)

142 We didn't think she could climb that high yet

Never underestimate the climbing power of kittens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:11 PM (3C9q2)

143 141 Trump is the first President since Polk to not own any pets.
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I don't know, doesn't Jim Acosta serve as the incontinent pet that needs constant punishment?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 04:13 PM (vV/gB)

144 My Lab (Lady Elizabeth Rose--AKA Lizzie) will show
her displeasure with me by making sure I see her then turning her back
and walking a few feet away and laying down with her back to me.

This
action is measured, deliberate and unmistakable. Problem is, she can't
sustain it for more than a couple minutes, then it's back to normal.





Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM

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Our Rhodesian Ridgeback does that, especially when you wont let her climb on your lap and lay there. She thinks she is a lap dog at 70 pounds.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 21, 2018 04:14 PM (+Dllb)

145 Bleu is doing good.
Posted by: lin-duh at July 21, 2018 04:10 PM (kufk0)


:3

That's how it starts... and then, when you least expect it, you walk past the "free to a good home" Box of Doom and welp, it's all over.

https://tinyurl.com/yatpe46r

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:14 PM (y87Qq)

146
Zum Bar Goat Milk Soap. Oatmeal-Lavender. They sell it at Safeway. It will make you randy.
Posted by: Kevlar


Let me be frank.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 04:14 PM (IqV8l)

147 Trump is the first President since Polk to not own any pets.
Posted by: Surfperch


He owns golf courses instead.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 04:14 PM (J/LQs)

148 People gave Romney crap for traveling with his dog on top of his car?

Someone mailed the dachshund in the top pic...

Posted by: mikeski at July 21, 2018 04:15 PM (P1f+c)

149 Are those teacup elephants? If so, I'd take one. After all, I believe they are vegan...

Posted by: lin-duh at July 21, 2018 04:16 PM (kufk0)

150 He owns golf courses instead.

And hires vegans to trim the grass.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:16 PM (3C9q2)

151 [
148 People gave Romney crap for traveling with his dog on top of his car?

Someone mailed the dachshund in the top pic...


Posted by: mikeski at July 21, 2018 04:15 PM (P1f+c)



He's preparing to take on a honey badger

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 04:16 PM (cAnNx)

152 I thought Trump had a tiny giraffe.

Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 04:17 PM (U+je8)

153
Just one Russian Wolfhound would be ok, though.

Posted by: t-bird


We got 'em!

Miss Delilah was Best of Opposite Sex in a very large entry at today's Beaumont KC show for a big, fat 5-point Grand Championship major. She looked great but she wasn't going to beat Ben for Best of Breed.

And in yesterday's Houston KC show Miss Carmen was Best Veteran and Best Owner-handled Borzoi. At 10 1/2, this was her last show and she had a blast, dancing at the end of the leash like a puppy. The applause the spectators give to veterans was not just polite but enthusiastic for Carmencita. Later she was third in the Owner-handled Hound Group. Quite a finish!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 21, 2018 04:17 PM (LsBY9)

154 Never underestimate the climbing power of kittens.
Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:11 PM (3C9q2)


Reminds me of our kittens. We had them confined to the kitchen temporarily after their neutering so they wouldn't rub their yucky butts on the carpet. There was no kitchen door, so we erected a large appliance box in the doorway that blocked the lower six feet, leaving only about a foot gap at the top. We were sitting in the living room and suddenly a kitten came sailing over the cardboard blockade. A few seconds later, his brother flew over.

So much for kitty confinement.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 04:17 PM (4HMW8)

155 Non pet but visiting Gettysburg and pouring. Well at least we saw the museum.

Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 04:19 PM (U+je8)

156 Doesn't Armour brand make hot dogs?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 04:20 PM (YPqbH)

157 141 Trump is the first President since Polk to not own any pets.
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I don't know, doesn't Jim Acosta serve as the incontinent pet that needs constant punishment?
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 04:13 PM (vV/gB)
+++++

I like the idea of whacking Jim Acosta on the nose with a rolled up newspaper, yelling "Bad, Jim! Bad!!"

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 04:20 PM (2sCft)

158 Non pet but visiting Gettysburg and pouring.

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Raining cats and dogs?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 04:21 PM (YPqbH)

159 I've only known one vegan well. She was our church organist- about 14 years ago Young woman in her late 20's. Very non militantt about it. In fact, I don't think I would have known she was a vegan but I asked her why she wasn't having anything to eat at the church luncheon and asked if she was o.k. and she told me she was a vegan.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 04:21 PM (AllCR)

160 My kittens Bogie and Bacall are growing like weeds . I got them on June 1 when they were 8 weeks old and weighed just a pound. I believe they are over five pounds now. No regrets getting two and actually would recommend it if considering adopting a kitten. They definitely keep each other occupied making my job easier.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 04:21 PM (2DOZq)

161 We were sitting in the living room and suddenly a kitten came sailing over the cardboard blockade. A few seconds later, his brother flew over.

So much for kitty confinement.
Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 04:17 PM (4HMW


https://stoatnet.org/hovercat.gif

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:22 PM (y87Qq)

162 Who needs a pet when the press pool is full of donkeys?

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:22 PM (RuIsu)

163 Who needs a pet when the press pool is full of donkeys?






Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:22 PM (RuIsu)

164 Trump is the first President since Polk to not own any pets.


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World famous billionaire married to a supermodel wife and who bangs playboy bunnies on the side?

I'll allow it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 04:22 PM (YPqbH)

165 Who needs a pet when the press pool is full of donkeys?

I believe the scientific term is "jackasses".

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (2sCft)

166 Nevermind. Bunnies. There you go.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (YPqbH)

167 https://stoatnet.org/hovercat.gif
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:22 PM (y87Qq)


So that's how they did it!

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (4HMW8)

168 The press Donkeys, yes. Badly behaved baying a$$es.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 04:24 PM (AllCR)

169 So that's how they did it!
Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (4HMW


Actually, based on their trajectory, I would guess a cat-apult.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (4HMW8)

170 Thanks for another wonderful pet thread, MH and all the pet owners. The moron pets are always a hoot.

A bit of nostalgia this week. A mini-red dachshund was our family pet when I was growing up.We adopted her from the local pound when I was seven and she lived another 15 years. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for doxies.

Guinevere looks so much like one of our first poodles, Argyle. I've told the story before about how he went blind at 4 years old but lived another happy 8 years. He was one of the sweetest animals ever born and heaven was being on Mrs. JTB's lap while getting his appropriate amount of petting. And, blindness be damned, he had no problem jumping up on furniture, finding his food and water bowls, or knowing where the stairs began and ended.

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (V+03K)

171

Trump should get a white cat to stroke while holding meetings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (IqV8l)

172
Non pet but visiting Gettysburg and pouring. Well at least we saw the museum.


Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 04:19 PM (U+je


Lee's retreat from Gettysburg was hampered by pouring rain.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (10vO4)

173 Hmmm.... I insulted Jim Acosta, et.al... and my keyboard went ape... He's on to me.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:26 PM (RuIsu)

174 164 Trump is the first President since Polk to not own any pets.


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World famous billionaire married to a supermodel wife and who bangs playboy bunnies on the side?

I'll allow it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 04:22 PM (YPqbH)

But how many Prezzys just bought a pet when they came to the House...

Obama did...

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 04:28 PM (NgKpN)

175 Hmmm.... I insulted Jim Acosta, et.al... and my keyboard went ape... He's on to me.
Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:26 PM (RuIsu)
++++
CNN, MSNBC, FBI, NSA, DOJ, HSA, CIA: all part of the Deep State Web. You're doomed.

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 04:28 PM (2sCft)

176 Lee's retreat from Gettysburg was hampered by pouring rain.

On the Union side, George Meade's subordinates called him "The Old Snapping Turtle," which means that the eternal stink eye of the tortoise tribe goes back a long way.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:29 PM (3C9q2)

177 Uh oh. Just got Red Screened by the L.S.M.F.T.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:30 PM (RuIsu)

178 But how many Prezzys just bought a pet when they came to the House...

Obama did...
Posted by: Don Q


Clinton.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 04:32 PM (J/LQs)

179 Such nice moron pets this week. Our mutt stole my bacon yesterday. I guess I didn't get it put away right away after taking 2 slices out to microwave. I was looking in the fridge this morning not seeing my package of bacon and finally wondering if I left it out on the counter yesterday. Yes I did, long enough for the thief to find it. So far it seems the only damage is my loss of 10 oz or so of perfectly good bacon.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 04:36 PM (3oVps)

180 WE BELIEVE THAT ALL CATS (AND ANIMALS IN GENERAL) SHOULD BE VEGAN SO AS TO SAVE AS MANY ANIMALS AS POSSIBLE!!!!!
...
Posted by: PETA at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (M+sEY)


========

I've had similar thoughts before. If PETA truly thought animals and humans were equivalent ("a frog is a rat is a dog is a boy" - Newkirk) then they'd want to put a stop to all carnivorous activity. So coming up with a way to prevent carnivores from being carnivorous is consistent with their philosophy. Of course , if you could cause all carnivores to disappear it would be an ecological nightmare.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 04:38 PM (/qEW2)

181 Even the very first man used animal products.
Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (Hb9w3)


And it was God who gave them the animal skins as they left the garden, so apparently he's ok with it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 04:40 PM (/qEW2)

182 I was supposed to be President Clinton's White House Press Secretary right now!!!!!!!!!

I would be reporting about the adoption of single payer healthcare and the Islamic Refugee Act and President Clinton's bold FDR-like struggle against Parkinson's Disease and the involuntary commitment of Bernie Sanders to the State Sanitarium of Vermont.

Posted by: Jim Acosta at July 21, 2018 04:43 PM (arhmY)

183 "They're both dumb as a bag of hammers but great family members."


lol
The descriptions are as great as the pet pics sometimes. They look gloriously happy, and totally mischievous and like they have "plans".

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 04:43 PM (vFd8X)

184 Speaks to the character of Clinton and Oblabla that they got their kids pets only after they could have a taxpayer funded staff person do the critter care. But seems it was recently mentioned on the blog that Truman was pissed when offered a WH dog - was of the mindset that dogs only belonged outside on farms.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 04:44 PM (3oVps)

185 Now Flightaware is showing a giant red shark flying to LAX. SWA promotion?

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:44 PM (RuIsu)

186 (185)Shamu, I presume.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:46 PM (RuIsu)

187 At home with my wife's cat. I am not a cat person, but this guy likes me. Just likes sitting in my office as I work. Very calming. He's kind of grown on me over the years.

My wife, not so much.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 21, 2018 04:46 PM (arhmY)

188 153 ... Hadrian, MEGA congrats for all your prize winners!! This was obviously your weekend. Wonderful!

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 04:46 PM (V+03K)

189 Buzzion, Those puppies are adorable. Hope they find great homes.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at July 21, 2018 04:48 PM (V+03K)

190 Trump should get a white cat to stroke while holding meetings.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (IqV8l)

That would be truly wonderful.

Posted by: girldog at July 21, 2018 04:50 PM (g5YYQ)

191 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart
on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations
she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and
should be released.

...

Good. Lavrov is right.

The US needs to clean it's own house and shut down it's own rogue Stasi.


Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 21, 2018 04:50 PM (hpva6)

192 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 21, 2018 04:46 P

Ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 04:50 PM (3Pma+)

193 I've long thought that cats seem to be able to pick out the ones who aren't cat people. For torment or for turning. That's the human's only role in the matter.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 04:50 PM (tve+u)

194 My son and his wife have moved from Southern Missouri to Northeast Iowa and while they house hunt they are living in our basement. They have no children but do have a dog, a cat, 2 birds, a bearded dragon and 3 aquariums of fish.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at July 21, 2018 04:51 PM (2ZUTy)

195 Love the lighter side pics of Sam, Spot and Snickers.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 04:51 PM (3oVps)

196 Buzzion, Those Cocker pups are SO DAMN ADORABLE. Unfortunately, Mrs. JTB is terribly allergic to dogs that shed, which is why we've always had poodles. (Cats are worse.)

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 04:51 PM (V+03K)

197 Oldest daughter lives in Yum, AZ. Son in law is a Marine. She told me the other day that she had gotten pulled over for a speeding ticket. When the police officer came up to her car she started bawling, like unable to talk bawling. She had no idea what she was being pulled over for, and as she had both of her dogs in the car, and her Collie screams like a little girl as soon as you load him up to take him somewhere, and continues to scream until you let him out of the car, she thought the cop figured she had stolen the dogs.

Posted by: Antisocialist at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (9BwmK)

198 187 At home with my wife's cat. I am not a cat person, but this guy likes me. Just likes sitting in my office as I work. Very calming. He's kind of grown on me over the years.

My wife, not so much.
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Funny how that works.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (vV/gB)

199 a giant red shark flying to LAX.

Sounds like a sequel to Sharknado.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (3C9q2)

200 I've long thought that cats seem to be able to pick out the ones who aren't cat people. For torment or for turning. That's the human's only role in the matter.

I've often thought that God created cats to teach humans humility.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:53 PM (3C9q2)

201 But seems it was recently mentioned on the blog that Truman was pissed when offered a WH dog - was of the mindset that dogs only belonged outside on farms.
Posted by: PaleRider


Fuck Truman.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 04:53 PM (J/LQs)

202 They have no children but do have a dog, a cat, 2 birds, a bearded dragon and 3 aquariums of fish.
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The only place I like looking at fish in aquarium is in a bar. They are soothing to look at and appropriate for spear fishing outings.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 21, 2018 04:55 PM (vV/gB)

203 I've often thought that God created cats to teach humans humility.
Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:53 PM (3C9q2)


Sometimes cats seem to have been created to teach cats humility. They're slow learners.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:58 PM (y87Qq)

204 201 But seems it was recently mentioned on the blog that Truman was pissed when offered a WH dog - was of the mindset that dogs only belonged outside on farms.

Must be a Missouri thing. My husband used to think that dogs belonged outside. Period. He might still feel that way, but our 80 pound Lab lives indoors and he worries about it being too hot or cold for her to be left out for an hour or two.

Posted by: Antisocialist at July 21, 2018 04:58 PM (9BwmK)

205 People who try to humanize their animals are selfish, stupid, ignorant and arrogant idiots and should be banned from ever owning a pet.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at July 21, 2018 04:59 PM (2ZUTy)

206 Just one Russian Wolfhound would be ok, though.

Posted by: t-bird at July 21, 2018 04:07 PM (Ydn2k)

Maybe Putin will gift him with one this fall.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:00 PM (txw6d)

207 I love cats but they always seem to have issues which generally affect their toilet habits.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at July 21, 2018 05:01 PM (2ZUTy)

208 Muahahahahahaha

*rubs hands together gleefully*

Posted by: Mrs. Adirondack Patriot at July 21, 2018 05:02 PM (vFd8X)

209 Never underestimate the climbing power of kittens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2018 04:11 PM (3C9q2)

Ours used to swarm the rigging, climbing up the four corners of the bedclothes like pirates under cover of night.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:02 PM (txw6d)

210 Ours used to swarm the rigging, climbing up the four corners of the bedclothes like pirates under cover of night.

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This is my Today's Favorite Thing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 05:04 PM (tve+u)

211 Their cat went to the vet today

Picture. LOL:

https://tinyurl.com/ybudhgaz

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:04 PM (AllCR)

212 We were sitting in the living room and suddenly a
kitten came sailing over the cardboard blockade. A few seconds later,
his brother flew over.



So much for kitty confinement.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 04:17 PM (4HMW

Trebuchet?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:05 PM (txw6d)

213 50 Cat meets Raccoon story from last night - I've got a couple french doors facing a back patio that's open to the back yard. So last night about midnight the cat (down to one now) started looking at the doors and growling, so I flipped on the patio light. There was this juvenile raccoon (smaller and quite a bit skinnier than the others I see around here) poking around the patio, and when I flipped on the light he (she?) walked right up to the french door (with me on the other side) and stood up against it, looking around inside, clearly thinking "wow that looks like a really cool place, can I come in?"

Well this REALLY pissed off the cat. She's not that big, but she doesn't put up with any other critters wanting to invade her private territory so she started hissing and spitting and even slapping the glass with her paw (with the raccoons face on the other side) So Rocky looked startled and finally ambled back off into the dark.

The pets, they're always entertaining.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 05:06 PM (V2Yro)

214 Non pet but visiting Gettysburg and pouring. Well at least we saw the museum.

Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 04:19 PM (U+je

Did you see any haints?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:06 PM (txw6d)

215 I like the idea of whacking Jim Acosta on the nose with a rolled up newspaper, yelling "Bad, Jim! Bad!!"

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 04:20 PM (2sCft)

CURB YOUR REPORTER

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:07 PM (txw6d)

216
Roosevelt and Truman were obama/biden.

20 years of Rule under Roosevelt and Truman.

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:07 PM (CewCz)

217 "I haven't met my neighbor yet, but her dogs love me":

Picture:

https://tinyurl.com/yc7mkamm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:08 PM (AllCR)

218 I'll just put this out there since we've touched on early man and his relationship with animals:


When God cast Man out of the Garden of Eden,
He saw that dogs were in a sinless state of grace,
So he told them they could stay...

But they chose to walk out with us anyway!

Posted by: Chairman Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 05:08 PM (n9EOP)

219 Trump should get a white cat to stroke while holding meetings.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (IqV8l)

ZOMG TRUMP GRABBING PUSSY!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 05:09 PM (NWiLs)

220 I sort of liked Truman. He was a no nonsense sort of person and as far as his attitude about dogs, he wouldn't be the first farmer or someone from a farm family who thought that dogs belonged outside.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:10 PM (AllCR)

221

Short chess thread....long movie thread. Me no likey.

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:10 PM (CewCz)

222 "I haven't met my neighbor yet, but her dogs love me":

Picture:

https://tinyurl.com/yc7mkamm
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:08 PM (AllCR)


If you're looking for a neat little rabbit hole, do a search for "I don't own a cat".

e.g. "Found this guy curled up asleep in my laundry basket at 6am. I don't own a cat."

Cats, uh, find a way.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:11 PM (y87Qq)

223 Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:11 PM (y87Qq)

Yes; I have seen that site. It is cute and funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:12 PM (AllCR)

224 I sort of liked Truman. He was a no nonsense sort of
person and as far as his attitude about dogs, he wouldn't be the first
farmer or someone from a farm family who thought that dogs belonged
outside.





Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 21, 2018 05:10 PM (AllCR)

My parents were the same, they loved their dogs but they were outside dogs, lived in the garage, and never got in the house except on Christmas Eve to get their Christmas bone!

Posted by: Chairman Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 05:13 PM (n9EOP)

225 212 We were sitting in the living room and suddenly a
kitten came sailing over the cardboard blockade. A few seconds later, his brother flew over.

So much for kitty confinement.
Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 04:17 PM (4HMW

Trebuchet?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

Catapult.

Posted by: Chowhound at July 21, 2018 05:13 PM (eQiEB)

226 Non pet but visiting Gettysburg and pouring. Well at least we saw the museum.
Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 04:19 PM

I think I'd take that over East Texas right now - 104 yesterday, 104 today, well over 100 the next 2 days as well. Maybe by mid next week we might get lucky and it will drop into the very high 90's.

well that's texas for ya.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 05:13 PM (V2Yro)

227 Short chess thread....long movie thread. Me no likey.
Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:10 PM (CewCz)


I want a thread with a mind like a diamond.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:13 PM (y87Qq)

228 I've got to try and convince Conor he can still go out to do his business even though it is raining cats and dogs right now!

Posted by: Chairman Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 05:14 PM (n9EOP)

229 If you're looking for a neat little rabbit hole, do a search for "I don't own a cat".

e.g. "Found this guy curled up asleep in my laundry basket at 6am. I don't own a cat."

Cats, uh, find a way.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:11 PM (y87Qq)


Sounds like someone should create a site. That way I can click on a tiny url. Also, surprised no one has created a site for it yet...or added it to an existing site.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 05:15 PM (vFd8X)

230

Nood durbin

Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:15 PM (CewCz)

231 I want a thread what knows what's best.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:15 PM (txw6d)

232 Short chess thread....long movie thread. Me no likey.
Posted by: Soothi at July 21, 2018 05:10 PM (CewCz)



Do you have a Crystal Ball?

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 05:16 PM (vFd8X)

233 My American Bully girl is head bumping and paw boxing at me. Bored of napping behind my desk at the office on a rainy day. Time to take her home and amuse her!

Going to have to have a long talk one of these days about who is the boss.

Posted by: RM at July 21, 2018 05:16 PM (U3LtS)

234 I want a thread what knows what's best.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:15 PM (txw6d)


Miley knows what's up.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:19 PM (y87Qq)

235 Reminds me of our kittens. We had them confined to the kitchen temporarily after their neutering so they wouldn't rub their yucky butts on the carpet. There was no kitchen door, so we erected a large appliance box in the doorway that blocked the lower six feet, leaving only about a foot gap at the top. We were sitting in the living room and suddenly a kitten came sailing over the cardboard blockade. A few seconds later, his brother flew over.

So much for kitty confinement.

Posted by: Emmie


Tennis anyone ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:22 PM (bTbJx)

236 234 I want a thread what knows what's best.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:15 PM (txw6d)

Miley knows what's up.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:19 PM (y87Qq)


Is this a double entendre, innuendo....or just my mind? Hmmmm....

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 05:22 PM (vFd8X)

237 Is this a double entendre, innuendo....or just my mind? Hmmmm....

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 05:22 PM (vFd8X)

It's Cake.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:26 PM (txw6d)

238 Is this a double entendre, innuendo....or just my mind? Hmmmm....
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 05:22 PM (vFd8X)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7aDstrDMf0

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:28 PM (y87Qq)

239 Trebuchet?


Posted by: Miley,


Gesundheit

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2018 05:30 PM (bTbJx)

240 Now Flightaware is showing a giant red shark flying to LAX. SWA promotion?

Shark Week is coming up, maybe it's for that.

Posted by: t-bird at July 21, 2018 05:36 PM (Y9zp1)

241 Updated pictures of Madison 'Lucky' L'More, the Independence Day cat sent to MisHum.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 05:49 PM (zLDYs)

242 hey, Bitter Clinger...what exactly is that...shape in the middle left part of the photo?

Posted by: vivi at July 21, 2018 05:51 PM (11H2y)

243 Is this a double entendre, innuendo....or just my mind? Hmmmm....

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 05:22 PM (vFd8X)

It's Cake.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 05:26 PM (txw6d)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7aDstrDMf0
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:28 PM (y87Qq)


Thank you. I love that song, and yet, without the link, I would have been lost. Feeling double stupid now...which is pretty much a weekly thing at Ace for me. Gotta laugh...after the cringing is over.

*cringe*

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 06:02 PM (vFd8X)

244 hey, Bitter Clinger...what exactly is that...shape in the middle left part of the photo?
Posted by: vivi at July 21, 2018 05:51 PM (11H2y)


Hah! So I'm not the only one who noticed that. I tried to figure it out..but my mind kept bringing up South Park Cartman images, which is of no help whatsoever.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 06:04 PM (vFd8X)

245 Conor is not a rain dog and he's very unhappy right now, we're getting about 1" per hour (for the past three hours).

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 21, 2018 06:07 PM (n9EOP)

246 *cringe*
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 06:02 PM (vFd8X)


Aw, chin up, pobrecita. Listen to Cake, it will help cheer you up.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 06:11 PM (y87Qq)

247 Love the Malinois. I love all dogs but have a weakness for serious working dogs like that - GSDs, Dobermans, Malinios. I've had a few GSDs and Dobermans, have a GSD now, and I've always felt that they would die for me no matter what, and I reciprocate.

Posted by: Last at July 21, 2018 06:23 PM (8HiDF)

248 The Vegan Cat dude is a Fuck

Posted by: WSMS at July 21, 2018 06:30 PM (4CEdn)

249 cringe*
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 06:02 PM (vFd8X)

Aw, chin up, pobrecita. Listen to Cake, it will help cheer you up.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 06:11 PM (y87Qq)


Oh, I'm laughing at self...of course, now I have to look up pobrecita. I'm guessing it has something to do with a big nose and a platypus.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 06:40 PM (vFd8X)

250 I'm guessing it has something to do with a big nose and a platypus.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 06:40 PM (vFd8X)


Nah, it just means "poor thing/poor dear". It can be used for varying degrees of concern from grandmotherly to "your discomfiture amuses me a little, but I do hope you cheer up".

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 06:45 PM (y87Qq)

251 Many thanks to all who gave a shout out to Lady Guinevere and the other departed pets. They will be waiting for us on the other side.

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at July 21, 2018 06:54 PM (swldI)

252 Must be a Missouri thing. My husband used to think that dogs belonged outside. Period. He might still feel that way, but our 80 pound Lab lives indoors and he worries about it being too hot or cold for her to be left out for an hour or two.
Posted by: Antisocialist at July 21, 2018 04:58

I think it's more of rural Midwestern rural thing. My Dad grew up on a farm and didn't think dogs belonged inside. Mom was a Midwestern town girl and convinced him eventually to let the dogs stay inside.

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:06 PM (yJ1e6)

253 Cats can't live on a vegan diet. They're obligate carnivores.

Posted by: ChupaMe at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (qE3QB)

254 And film Trump only from the mid-chest down, while stroking his long-haired white cat. A gaudy ring in the stroking hand, and a vaguely Russian accent in the speaking voice.

Posted by: Stumck at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (P+7CF)

255 A turtle witnessed a robbery committed by two snails. When questioned by detectives, all he could say was, "I don't know, it happened so fast!"

Posted by: Stumck at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (P+7CF)

256 Posted by: Stumck at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (P+7CF)

Come on upstairs to the movie thread... you don't want to miss this.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (y87Qq)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Night and Day [KT]

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Happy Saturday, Gardeners and Friends of Gardeners! Well, the Monsoon Season is here in the San Joaquin Valley, which generally means humidity, a few clouds and high temperatures, typically without the threat of flooding common in Arizona and Nevada this time of year. Miserable. It's enough to make me think about gardening at night. The photo above is from another place where it is hot and humid in summer, Brookgreen Gardens near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Looks like a great place to visit.

My niece and her husband took my brother and sister-in-law there recently. They had a good time. Here are representative photos:

Daytime:

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Some impressive, distinctive trees there. And they're big on Caladiums at Brookgreen. They planted 60,000 of them in the Live Oak Allee in 2013. Don't know how many there are this year.

If you want to plant some Caladiums at home next year, remember to wait until the soil is warm. Some cultivars are more sun-tolerant than others.

Dusk:

brookgreen4.jpg

Night:

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More on this interesting place later. Anybody else visited a botanical garden recently? Besides Don in Kansas?

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Wildlife in the Yard or Garden

Seamus Muldoon sent in the following:

The Elephant's Hat

I know it's the gardening thread and not the birdwatching thread, but this happened this week and was pretty cool. We have a hummingbird feeder hanging off our deck and have not had very many hummingbirds this year. About 20 ft away is a windchime with an elephant figurine topper. About five days ago I saw a hummingbird hanging around by the windchime. My first thought was that she had mistaken the windchime for the feeder.

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But on closer inspection I noticed that the elephant was wearing a hat.

I peeked inside and saw a comfy looking empty nest lined with fuzzy material (looks like bits of cottonwood from our cottonwood tree.)

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Then two days ago I walked by the windchime and the hummingbird was buzzing all around my head. I took another peek and there in the nest was a single egg, about the size of s candied almond or large peanut M&M. We've been watching the momma. She will come and either perch on the edge of the nest, or actually sit down on top for 3-5 minutes at a time, then buzz off, sometimes to the feeder.

I've seen a male ruby throated hummingbird nearby so suspect that this is a ruby throated female.

It will be fun to watch the next week or so to see if the baby hatches.

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Please let us know, Muldoon. The hat is more artistic than some modern art I have seen lately.

Edibles, wildlife and more

An update from Cumberland Astro:

1) TOMATOES: They're ripening and we're enjoying a sliced plateful of them with each meal right now.

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2) ALBINO MOURNING DOVE: I saw this in my backyard yesterday and first thought it must be a non-native exotic dove.

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You can see the woodland path Cumberland Astro made taking off in the background of that photo. Enticing.

It hung around in my yard for a while and upon closer inspection it looks like it is actually an albino mourning dove.

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Denver has another quandary for the Horde this week. (You might recall the under-performing Moron Tomato Plants last week):

I have another issue which the horde might be interested in. I have two apple trees in my backyard and they are the bane of my existence. I have to rake the apples just so that I can mow the grass underneath. Some years the squirrels take a bit of each apple, then throw the rest down. I got a quote to have them removed and new trees put in their place. I feel like an eco-terrorist, but I just hate them. I like the privacy that they provide though, and it would take a few years for replacement trees to fill in the space. So the big question is if I should remove or not. Let's have a poll!

By the way, when I bought the house, my closing docs noted that the windmill and pump were non-functioning and for decoration only.

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So, a poll? Or does someone have an outside-the-box idea for Denver's apple trees?

Hank Curmudgeon sent in some motivational and informative reading on composting. First, composting as a simple summer project and second, what to add to a compost pile.

Bugs are A-OK. Animals...not so much. Usually, animals will not be attracted to a compost pile unless there's something in there that there probably shouldn't be. Dairy products, like milk, eggs or cheese are fine in limited quantities, but if used in excess, will cause your compost to smell, which does tend to attract more bugs and animals. Meat products, while they will decompose and add some beneficial nutrients to soil, will attract raccoons and skunks, as well as other undesirable animals. That's never a good idea.

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At least it wasn't a bear. Actually, I think there might be a few bugs I would rather skip in compost, too.

Hardware and Mechanical Corner

Weasel sent in a photo of WeaselDog on guard duty. It says something when you need a guard for your "riding lawnmower". But WeaselDog looks like he is doing a great job.

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Gardens of The Horde

Lirio 100 sent the following photo and story about the Asiatic Lilies in her garden:

I was given these three years ago; planted them in my garden and was happy when they came back the next year. Put out five buds and I was waiting eagerly for them to open. Came out one morning and found all five neatly bitten off. I live in an urban area but we do have deer wander by, since the plant wasn't damaged it appears a deer had an early morning snack. I finally got my flowers this year!

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Yay! I love them.

We also received the following photo of an impressive and interesting garden plant that just happens to fit into this week's "night and day" theme:

I look forward to your gardening thread each Saturday.
We planted this Organ Pipe Cactus 20 years ago and these are the first blooms we have seen.

Organ Pipe are:

1) not supposed to be able to handle the cold we get in Tempe AZ; but this one does fine.

2) only bloom at night because they are pollinated by bats; so you only get to see the open blooms in the early morning.

Thanks for the GT!

Please sign me:
Another-lurker



organ pipe bloom.jpg

Thanks for thinking of us. Such an interesting flower form, and interesting details on the plant, too.

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you just want to be a lurker.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 12:47 PM




Comments

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1 Hey! I thought the last thread was a gardening thread?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 12:38 PM (9BLnV)

2 Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 12:38 PM

Heh

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 12:40 PM (BVQ+1)

3 I take it as a bad sign when the raccoons show up wearing helmets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 12:45 PM (CSNuj)

4 Excuse me, but WeaselDog appears to be a penguin.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 12:46 PM (CSNuj)

5 I'm glad that's a hummingbird nest, Muldoon. My first thought was Face-Sized Spider Pod.

And I love the trash panda pic.

I had a cat that liked to nap on top of my compost pile because it was warm.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 12:46 PM (gUCYC)

6 Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 12:45 PM

An animal with a bucket on its head is seldom a calm animal.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 12:47 PM (BVQ+1)

7 Cursed be the ground for our sake. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us. For out of the ground we were taken, for the dust we are...and to the dust we shall return.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 12:49 PM (NWiLs)

8 I love Cumberland Astro's photo with the flying dove. Has lots of nice elements.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 12:50 PM (BVQ+1)

9 That raccoon has fulfilled his buckethead list.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 12:52 PM (QzJWU)

10 It is a job to take care of tall apple trees. I am interested to know what varieties Denver has, if they are identifiable.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 12:52 PM (BVQ+1)

11 Quite a jam-packed garden thread there, KT.

Many years ago, a volunteer peach tree sprouted next to the compost bin.

If I understand grafting etc, this would be from a seed which represents the root stock, not the fruit graft, but even though small with large pits, we had some tasty peaches for a few years.

Milady made a peach pie one year. We had to fight the squirrels and deer for them, of course. And late freezes that nipped them buds.

Neglect and age, no fruit for several years. One fork rotted and feel down. Another fork fell to a windstorm earlier this year. We cut the last one down after that.

Gone now, sad-face. But! Years of peaches for free was pretty neat.

I'm a lazy gardener, so it was my kind of horticulture.

Posted by: mindful webworker of the black thumb webworkers at July 21, 2018 12:53 PM (macz7)

12 Insomniac at July 21, 2018 12:49 PM

Don't I know it, the last few weeks.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 12:54 PM (BVQ+1)

13 I didn't get to see Muldoon's Windchime Elephant-Hat Hummingbird Nest tour with It's a Wonderful Day because I lost the tickets.

Posted by: mindful webworker goes long at July 21, 2018 12:55 PM (macz7)

14 Brookgreen Gardens sounds nice, KT. It's a shame that the closest botanical garden to me is in a perpetual state of disrepair.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:56 PM (M+sEY)

15 I have had better luck with my compost heap getting up to temperature and staying there this year. I didn't get to mowing a section of the yard around some young trees for reasons, and wound up cutting the tall grass by hand and throwing it on top of the compost to make a fairly thick cap of thatch.

It apparently keeps the heap moist all the way to the top, and I can water through it and it keeps the heap from losing so much moisture. It has been keeping warm all summer so far.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 21, 2018 12:57 PM (2K6fY)

16 mindful webworker of the black thumb webworkers at July 21, 2018 12:53 PM

The volunteer could have been a seed from fruit of the grafted, good variety and whatever variety pollinated it. Peaches are more likely than many other fruits to give good quality fruit from volunteer seeds. There are even a couple of cultivars you can plant from seed and they will be like the parent tree.

Great story.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 12:59 PM (BVQ+1)

17 I had a mother Racoon with 4 babies visit this week. They all got away before I could waste them.

Posted by: Ronster at July 21, 2018 12:59 PM (u53ot)

18 Kindltot at July 21, 2018 12:57 PM

Great update for people who know something about compost already.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:02 PM (BVQ+1)

19 on the apples, they can be sprayed at the end of flowering, to prevent most fruit. It might take $100 for the backpack sprayer and the chemicals the first year, but that would last for several years, probably. The backpack sprayer is nice for spraying other things, and can get pretty good pressure, useful for a tree using the right spray tip.
I haven't done it, but should work. Probably some You-Tube videos would give better details, but here is one link.

https://tinyurl.com/ycs6kwyg

Posted by: illiniwek at July 21, 2018 01:03 PM (bT8Z4)

20 Nice post!

I enjoyed all the pics and the info on the various plants/animals.

The last botanical garden I visited was in Key West at the West Martello Tower/Fort. It is a nice stroll through a garden of tropical plants and such.

The best part was behind it is a small spur of beach with the tower wall as a back stop which turned out to be a great place to take a dip and relax on the beach as no one wanders down there and the homeless guy sleeping one off against the tower wall did not mind me being there either.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 01:03 PM (EoRCO)

21 I am shocked to learn that Denver's windmill is non-functioning. Heh.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:03 PM (BVQ+1)

22 KT#16: volunteer could have been a seed from fruit of the grafted, good variety and whatever variety pollinated it.j

Ah. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a seedy kinda guy at July 21, 2018 01:05 PM (macz7)

23 illiniwek at July 21, 2018 01:03 PM

Thanks! Looks like a viable solution to me.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:06 PM (BVQ+1)

24 I had a mother Racoon with 4 babies visit this week. They all got away before I could waste them.
Posted by: Ronster at July 21, 2018 12:59 PM (u53ot)

Hey, ya snooze, ya lose. There's nothing cuter than a stuffed raccoon family in your den.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 01:07 PM (9BLnV)

25 I think the elephant hat looks like it belongs on the elephant.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:07 PM (BVQ+1)

26 I think I'll take up being compost as a career.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 01:08 PM (NWiLs)

27 mindful webworker of the black thumb webworkers at July 21, 2018 12:53 PM

Peach trees are also fast growers and have a shorter useful life than, say, apple or pear trees.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:09 PM (BVQ+1)

28 Praying for the end of time so I can end my time with you

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 01:10 PM (gFFRx)

29 Insomniac at July 21, 2018 01:08 PM

No need to rush.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:10 PM (BVQ+1)

30 29 Insomniac at July 21, 2018 01:08 PM

No need to rush.
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:10 PM (BVQ+1)

At least then I'd be good for something. Enrich the soil, help things grow.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 01:14 PM (NWiLs)

31 Sorry. I'll stop. It's just been extra shitty lately.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

32 One of my favorite movie quotes is from Raising Arizona:

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

Posted by: For Use on the Gardening Thread and/or the Movie Thread at July 21, 2018 01:17 PM (CWBho)

33 I am swimming in cherries, both sweet and pie, as well as starting to harvest a mammoth load of raspberries.

We live very rural and our garden looks like San Quentin prison, deer, you see. Bears, beaver, everything is a garden menace.
But birds! I love them but not at cherry time as they start to devour cherries before they ripen. I've tried it all, but bird netting is just a downright miserable affair. Owl fakes, bird eyes, flashing tape, just useless waste of money.

This year on a whim, I bought three king sized mosquito nets that are placed over beds. They fit perfect over my 6 year old trees. When the breeze comes up they look like a moving marshmallow man.the birds are pretty frightened of it. But if they get momentarily trapped they can make their way out unscathed. Not so bird netting. it strangles the little hummingbirds and does other damage.

I have for the first time an entire harvest and I am overwhelmed. Pies, jam here I come!

The netting keeps the flies and other bugs off as well, so my trees are so clean and healthy.

I've been gardening for 30 years and I've never heard a soul mention this solution. It works!

Posted by: Derak at July 21, 2018 01:17 PM (/LnUG)

34 Many years ago, a volunteer peach tree sprouted next to the compost bin.

If I understand grafting etc, this would be from a seed which represents the root stock, not the fruit graft, but even though small with large pits, we had some tasty peaches for a few years.

Milady made a peach pie one year. We had to fight the squirrels and deer for them, of course. And late freezes that nipped them buds.

Neglect and age, no fruit for several years. One fork rotted and feel down. Another fork fell to a windstorm earlier this year. We cut the last one down after that.

Gone now, sad-face. But! Years of peaches for free was pretty neat.

I'm a lazy gardener, so it was my kind of horticulture.
Posted by: mindful webworker of the black thumb webworkers at July 21, 2018 12:53 PM (macz7)

I have two peach trees in my back yard. Used to be 3, but drought and disease got one. I feel like they deceived me. We got wonderful peaches the year after they were planted and for 3 years after that. We had to net them because the birds were so voracious. After those initial productive years, we started getting insect pests, funguses, molds, etc., because I hadn't been treating them with appropriate products. Then started studying peach trees and found they are incredibly fragile and susceptible to all sorts of things. You have to constantly treat the trees from the dormant phase, to the pink bud stage, the spring bloom stage, the petal fall to shuck split stage, pre-harvest stage, and post-harvest stage. This year, we had some grey spot and some brown spot that ruined a large percentage of peaches. We ended up only getting about 70 or 80 peaches, and I picked those a little early before they were all effected. I made blueberry and peach jelly with the harvest, but I miss biting into a fresh peach.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 01:20 PM (9BLnV)

35 Insomniac at July 21, 2018 01:15 PM

Hope things improve soon.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:26 PM (BVQ+1)

36 There's nothing cuter than a stuffed raccoon family in your den.
Ain't that the truth.

Posted by: Ronster at July 21, 2018 01:27 PM (u53ot)

37 Derak at July 21, 2018 01:17 PM

Sounds like a wonderful idea. If you want to keep your cherry trees at a reasonable size, prune during the growing season instead of when they are dormant. Look up "summer pruning".

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:28 PM (BVQ+1)

38 Our neighbors have peacocks. They make a racket.
My SiL harvested her first cucumber this morning. She's a cucumber mommy now.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 01:28 PM (txw6d)

39 Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 01:20 PM

Results vary with climate. Nectarines are even worse. If you can find out exactly what the crud is that your peaches get, you may find a better agent to treat your trees with.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:30 PM (BVQ+1)

40 Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 01:28 PM

We have neighbors with one peacock. One is enough.

Congratulations to your SiL.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 01:31 PM (BVQ+1)

41 I loved that hummingbird nest! I was never able to see where the hummingbirds at my apartment complex hid their nest.

Also, the Asiatic lilies reminded me that I always planted whatever bulbs I received as a gift in the garden, and there was a nice little collection by the time I had to leave.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 01:32 PM (txw6d)

42 Muldoon, as a bird grandparent myself, I'd like to congratulate you on your cute little hummingbird egg. That's so exciting.

My baby house wrens fledged last weekend! Didn't get to see any of them go though. But when we went to remove the nest afterwards, it was very clean. I've decide I'd much rather have house wrens than house finches in my hanging baskets. Those finches are little piggies.

Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 01:33 PM (JJZzu)

43 {{{Insomniac}}}

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 01:33 PM (txw6d)

44 Also, the Asiatic lilies reminded me that I always planted whatever bulbs I received as a gift in the garden, and there was a nice little collection by the time I had to leave.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 01:32 PM (txw6d)
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Miley, I did the same. I wish I had thought to dig up the hyacinths I got when my son was born and take them with us when we moved. They came up reliably each year. He's 23 now.

Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 01:36 PM (JJZzu)

45 Raccoons got most of my sweet corn this week, but got one this morning in the box trap. Leo the wondermut had him pretty riled when he discovered him on his morning perimeter sweep. Had to calm the thief down with CCI Troy Landry brand tranquilizers before relocation 3 miles down the road.

Posted by: Edd Zachary at July 21, 2018 01:36 PM (Ddkdj)

46 Miley, I did the same. I wish I had thought to dig
up the hyacinths I got when my son was born and take them with us when
we moved. They came up reliably each year. He's 23 now.



Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 01:36 PM (JJZzu)

I brought some iris from the garden in Sterling. I'll plant them out front at my brother's place.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 01:41 PM (txw6d)

47 Don't know why Raccoons are always coming round here. There is nothing for them to eat. The nearest creek is 1/4 mile away. Should be plenty of food in the creek for them to eat.

Posted by: Ronster at July 21, 2018 01:42 PM (u53ot)

48 31 Sorry. I'll stop. It's just been extra shitty lately.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)


Well, you can hang out with us. Hopefully we can reduce the sh*t ratio in your life.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 01:46 PM (4HMW8)

49 KT! Re summer pruning: my thoughts exactly!

I'm on it!

Posted by: Derak at July 21, 2018 01:47 PM (/LnUG)

50 I know it's the gardening thread and not the birdwatching thread

Birds hang around trees and flowers and shrubs, so yeah they're acceptable on the garden thread.


The goldfinch feeder I put up finally has attracted at least one family. I can't tell if it's more than one, 'cause only one pair and their kids shows up at a time. One of the adult males hopped onto my deck railing, then hopped down to the pink salvia planting and started pecking away. I don't know if he was eating bugs or seeds from the plant.

Posted by: kallisto at July 21, 2018 01:47 PM (kD8Fh)

51 Hummingbirds made a nest on my mom's wind chime as well. Maybe hummingbirds like wind chimes?

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 01:49 PM (4HMW8)

52 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us.

Goldfinches love thistle plants. I leave them in my foundation planting for the little darlings. It probably drives the neighbors crazy.

Posted by: kallisto at July 21, 2018 01:50 PM (kD8Fh)

53 My bird netting iirc, is 3/4" and I haven't seen any birds in it. I have it on two rows of grapes so far, need to net two more.

The Frontenac are already at brix 15-20 ... hope to get them to 24 before picking, might even make wine. Had some of the seedless "table grapes" this morning, which was pretty nifty, since I never even pruned them this year. The plan was to in time juice a lot of the fruits, and put them in the 1.5L juice bottles I've saved, and freeze them for a year's supply. Cantaloupe I want to vacuum seal and freeze ... they supposedly are pretty good partially thawed.

the bird eating fruit stories reminded me, I have a little BirdGard device that produce a choice of predator bird sounds. I'd rather not drive off or traumatize the other birds now, but it seemed to work pretty well 15 years ago.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 21, 2018 01:53 PM (bT8Z4)

54 She's a cucumber mommy now.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2018 01:28 PM (txw6d)
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I was going to make a joke about your itinerant guestesses, but modesty prevailed.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 01:56 PM (gUCYC)

55 Looks to me like WeaselDog is just saving his energy. You never know when you'll have to have that energy saved up so it's best to husband it carefully.

(Did I mention that it's nap time?)

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at July 21, 2018 01:57 PM (1FhAQ)

56 Holy crap, I killed the comments.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at July 21, 2018 02:03 PM (1FhAQ)

57 OT but Kimberly Guilfoyle out at Fox. So, two less reasons to watch Fox News.

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 02:04 PM (2sCft)

58 Nice thread, ktinthegarden

Those peacocks are a bit brighter than those down the hill from me. Even the foxes leave them alone.

And Weasel, nice tractor. Sure is shiny.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 21, 2018 02:05 PM (hyuyC)

59 Damned deer! Taking my usual morning stroll around the garden, I saw something had been busy last night. The blossoms were bitten off the sweet peas, my potted gerberas, and a potted delphinium! There was an incriminating hoof impression in the soil by the sweet peas. Hope it got indigestion from the delphinium.

Posted by: jix at July 21, 2018 02:05 PM (Xx3z8)

60 Denver, keep the apple trees and make the well and windmill functional. For the self-sufencience that is in it.

Use a box attachment to get the apples up.

Your privacy is worth that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 21, 2018 02:07 PM (hyuyC)

61 ktinthegarden , that hummingbird nest and egg are so cool.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 21, 2018 02:08 PM (hyuyC)

62 56 Holy crap, I killed the comments.
Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at July 21, 2018 02:03 PM (1FhAQ)


Shouldn't have mentioned nap time. We're a suggestible bunch.

ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 02:13 PM (4HMW8)

63 Miley

Sterling, VA?

I would like to plant some irises. If you recommend the farm i could start there.

Posted by: Iris at July 21, 2018 02:14 PM (6lKe4)

64 I am officially drafted to do the yard work at the parents house until we get them transferred to community living. I'm certainly not a gift to horticulture. Here's hoping I don't Sherman the yard and garden.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 02:18 PM (e1mEI)

65 Great garden stories. The elephant hummingbird egg is fabulous.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at July 21, 2018 02:19 PM (V+03K)

66 Fen, if Fen the Younger is rally interested in math, he might seriously want to to look at construction/engineering,architecture.

I'm in the construction industry and I know of what I speak.

An absolute fortune is being and will continue to be made going forward.

Maybe not in your particular area but it is danged sure happening elsewhere. And you don't have to be hemmed up in an office or lab all day.

Truckloads of money being made. Legally even.

Just a thought.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 02:19 PM (lT+xq)

67 Weirdflucky, can you tell me more, please? I am trying to decide what direction to go for a graduate math degree and would like to prepare myself for something useful even though I will use the degree mostly for teaching at the college level.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 02:21 PM (4HMW8)

68 My dad had advised that I go into architecture due to my interest in math and art, but I thought it was a desk job. Unfortunately, I cannot work full-time at a desk anymore.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 02:23 PM (4HMW8)

69 Traps will soon be set in the yard. A large groundhog or several groundhogs have visited and eaten produce. They sure can move quickly. Witnessed one climbing a four foot chainlink fence.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at July 21, 2018 02:24 PM (V+03K)

70 Posted by: Mrs. JTB at July 21, 2018 02:24 PM (V+03K)

My BF shot the groundhog that was plaguing his yard. I'd told him to leave it alone since the fox was probably going to get him. But BF got to it first.

Posted by: kallisto at July 21, 2018 02:30 PM (kD8Fh)

71 Shooting the groundhog is not possible on a quarter acre lot. This critter is bigger than the red foxes around here. Now there was a coyote on the neighbor's porch a few weeks ago. Perhaps Wiley Coyote will meet the Grumpy Groundhogs.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (V+03K)

72 Well, you can hang out with us. Hopefully we can reduce the sh*t ratio in your life.
Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 01:46 PM (4HMW

Ratio maybe. Absolute volume, probably not. Things just keep getting worse and there isn't anything I can do. I feel utterly defeated and helpless.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

73 It's a battle in my garden this year. Neighbors tree fell on my tomatoes crushed 3 plants and the starlings, squirrels, possum and raccoons are taking bites out of just about everything else. Best year to date for my asparagus though, so there's a good side to it all. Plus an excuse to buy a light for my pellet rifle. Way too many people around here to shoot anything bigger.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2018 02:36 PM (K22Va)

74 the neighbors put a huge showercap-like covering over their tree every year.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 21, 2018 02:37 PM (BVthB)

75 I have apple trees in my side yard. The mocking birds get on them and then the squirrels will tote some off. I have yet to be able to east any of the apples because by the time they are ripe the bugs, squirrels, and birds have already ruined all of them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 02:45 PM (mpXpK)

76 I ID'd a couple of local wildflowers. We get a bunch of Bee Weed in the horse pens that I leave for the bees. There is also a bush form of morning glory that grows wild around here that has pretty purple flowers. I think one or more of the horses decided it tastes good as we had some in the horse pens in the past but now I only see it when I ride the neighborhood. Now if I could ID the ground cover that I'm seeing a bit of. It is burr and sticker free and survives in the sand pens; I would see if the seed can be bought if I knew the name of it.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (3oVps)

77 Uh Oh did I break the blog?

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 02:57 PM (3oVps)

78 PaleRider. You need to get a copy of "Weeds of the West". It has helped me identify a lot of weeds.

Posted by: Ronster at July 21, 2018 02:59 PM (u53ot)

79 PaleRider, it seems that you wouldn't want your horses eating any relatives of morning glory.

Well, maybe it's just the seeds that are poisonous.

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (4HMW8)

80 Nood! With Wieners!

Posted by: The boy that cried "Nood!"

Posted by: SteveOReno, as an intelligent person, I self-identify as a Moron at July 21, 2018 03:05 PM (2sCft)

81 https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/morning-glory-bush-blue-ensign

Bush morning glory seeds

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (4HMW8)

82 Thanks Emmie. I am pondering planting some of the bush morning glory in the non horse areas. It is ornamental in bloom and it survives on its own in the sandy soil around here.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (3oVps)

83 vanilla extract on some frozen vegies (I used corn) ... groundhogs couldn't resist.
I had some mowing down my soybeans, I'd step on my porch about 100 yards away and they'd duck for cover. They seem thick this year.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 21, 2018 03:45 PM (bT8Z4)

84 Wow, Weasel has a sweet tractor!

Posted by: Chris M at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (6XZdO)

85 Late (again) to the gardening thread... but here is my NYS update:

Lettuce is still producing. I am amazed considering how hot it has been. The mustard greens are also doing very well. The spinach shot up too fast and tasted awful. It is long gone.

Beans are finished. Next year? Runner beans!

Peas are finished. Next year? More peas (yum!)

The cabbage looks beautiful and is coming along nicely.

The cucumber plants have looked horrible all season. That is odd since cukes have always grown wild here. The positive is the plants are producing, just not as much as normal.

My tomato plants look good, but for how long? NYS gets a lot of tomato blight, so I have to contend with that every year (only reported in one spot right now, but I know it is coming) https://usablight.org/map I have harvested a TON of cherry tomatoes, and now waiting on the Romas.

The peppers are crazy-productive this year. Since I switched to container gardening and the bunnies cannot get them, they decided to reward me with an ample crop. Hubby is making a lot of soup, we are freezing, and apparently, pickling peppers too.

The Brussels sprouts are surviving the heat and have little sprouts. Not sure how they will turn out, but so far, so good.

And now I am off to harvest...

Posted by: Ann at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (e59uY)

86 From Idaho's Treasure Valley: First, HELP! Anyone good with canning syrups and jellies? We thought we'd made blueberry syrup, and put it into bottles, some of which have those metal collar gizmos that flip the lid onto the top and cinch it down (don't know what they're called). Unfortunately, we have jelly down in there, not syrup. Most online advice is for when you *want* jelly, but *get* syrup, not the other way round, which is our problem. The little online advice I could find, says to put it in a hot water bath. We got one up to 165 F, and were afraid the glass would break since they're not canning-jar, heat-rated glass, so we stopped. Plus, will the heat make the jelly even stiffer? - we don't know. The other method is to put it in a microwave, which we can't do because of the metal. Anybody have any ideas? Stick a bamboo skewer in, and wiggle it around in there to loosen it up, then try the water bath, maybe?? (From now on, even if we're making syrup, it goes into half-pint jelly jars!!)

Turns out 2 zucchini plants are too much for 2 people who only like eating zucchini occasionally... (Still working on squishing squash bugs and their eggs.)

One butternut squash plant is dead, the other looks sickly. I put both 5-10-10 crystals and iron powder on it (leaves too pale), and hope it will survive.

All the pea vines have been cut off, and piled up by the compost. I don't want them all in one layer in the compost, so I'm waiting for a bunch of grass clippings to mix between layers - but high temperatures over 95 are keeping the grass from growing much, no matter how much irrigation water we pile on.

Last Sunday, I washed over 600 green beans (yeah, I actually did count as I went) - husband snapped them - I processed them - only amounted to like 4 pounds... lots more bean season still to go...

We tested 2 ears of corn on Wed. - not ready yet.

The tomatoes are blushing, but none ready yet - we have Roma, Big Boy, and heirloom Nyagous. The basil plants are looking great, so the tomatoes better hurry up!

I just peeked under the cantaloupe vines, and found the first fruits formed!

I dug the purple potatoes, the ones that started from a few tiny bits I found in a box in the garage. Got 3 small potatoes, which is still more than we started with. Today I emptied 2 of the cloth pots with Yukon Golds, since the plants were dead - I'm disappointed with the yield, no more than about 6 large potatoes' worth from each bag.

I hardly ever pay attention to the various pepper plants, but today, husband harvested a bunch of pepperoncini peppers. I do see fruits on the poblanos, jalapenos, and bell peppers.

Some crazy tree trimming went on this week. We were at our usual indoor range, teaching our Monday night class, when a small rain shower went by - at least we *thought* it was a small shower. It must have been a squall here, though - when we got home, there were 3 large branches down in our yard!, 2 sweet gum and a silver maple. Spent about 4 hours on Tuesday morning, doing the cleanup - cutting up what we could for firewood, putting some on our future burn piles, and carting the rest off to the dump.

Posted by: Pat* at July 21, 2018 04:33 PM (2pX/F)

87 Ann at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM

Thanks for the great report. I recommend that you not switch to ALL runner beans. Early beans, late beans. Runner beans as in Scarlet Runners are really different. They produce in cool weather, so you may not get a crop til fall even if you get flowers all summer. If you want to talk varieties, we can.

Are you talking about Late Blight? There are a few resistant tomato cultivars now. Not many.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 04:45 PM (BVQ+1)

88 PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 02:48 P

When you say "bee plant" do you mean Cleome serrulate? Navajo spinach? I grew that one year. It volunteered the next. Kind of a pretty little plant.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 04:57 PM (BVQ+1)

89 Pat*, thanks for the report.

Who gets your extra zucchini?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 04:58 PM (BVQ+1)

90 KTbarthedoor, yes, I found the name bee weed with pic that matched what we have a few days ago and Navajo Spinach is one of the common names that came up when I verified my memory with a duck search on the name. Its like a 2-2.5 foot bush.

I should take some pics of the ground cover and see if the horde can identify it. It is spreading some on its own with my selective weed spraying but its nice enough I would maybe buy some seed.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at July 21, 2018 05:10 PM (3oVps)

91 Just wanted to see if this Name fits ....


Hmm ... we'll hold on a second.

Pat ! it sounds like u got ur hands full. I have never canned a single thing in my life (gen y.5 is da worst). Good luck though!

I know u will have tomatoes and basil for a while
And more tomatoes and basil
Then just basil
They go so well together I sometimes just picked the tomatoes almost red but still green and then sliced them and popped in the broiler with salt and basil and maybe some rhyme it really is a good snack and if u want have need to impress u can add cheese and other goodies I know this sounds like fried green tomatoes cause when I first did it I was like "I don't think I liked that movie as a teenager and I know I didn't like tomatoes then" .. but after I became calorically aware ( this is a process where u teach ur body not to crave dense caloric foods but the old stuff / yes I just made it up just now - and I have to renew it every time I get back on the wagon --- I wouldn't call it FASTING however sometimes i just it once a day and drink coffee with whatever milk I want but no 48 hour fasting crap! My body was not designed for that and my brother benched 315 when he was 16 and teaches mhuay tai) it was almost the perfect snack and I soon did not even need the cheese. Just the green firm tomatoes - firm enough so they wouldn't wilt under the broilers added salt pepper pop in sprinkle basil pop out - dice and spread over a salad or just to snack on ... maybe dip in a salsa or humus. If pulled out soon they can bear the weight of any chip!

Oh my I did Digress there didn't I. Please excuse me while I excuse mysel.

Posted by: I am John Brennan head me ROAR at July 21, 2018 05:19 PM (IT+uc)

92 Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 21, 2018 04:45 PM (BVQ+1)

Thanks for the runner beans tip, that is wonderful! Looks like they'd be great for a second planting.

Yes, the tomato late blight in NYS the last few years has been horrible. That there is only one reported county right now is as good as I have seen in many a year. I do not grow potatoes so do not know how late blight has impacted that crop the last 10 years or so.

Posted by: Ann at July 21, 2018 05:31 PM (e59uY)

93 Who gets the zucchini? Anybody I can persuade to take it! No takers so far... Tomorrow I'll use a box grater to shred the ones in the refrigerator, do a quick parboil, and freeze the stuff. I can make zucchini bread, and "zatkes" out of it.

Posted by: Pat* at July 21, 2018 11:10 PM (2pX/F)

94 Container garden:

We harvested the first ripe tomato last weekend, getting one or two slicers every couple of days now plus a snack-sized portion of cherry types. (Seven pots total.) Yum!

Zucchini(2)and acorn(1)squashes transplanted successfully into the big pots we took broccoli from... we may have zukes by next week or so. Will train acorns up and along the deck railing.

Mexican sunflowers now about a foot tall and branching out.


Ran out of daylight today-- but got the peatmoss, pots, rooting hormone and sand dragged out for my next attempt at propagating the clematis montana via semi-hardwood cuttings. (Our neighbor wants a couple for "screening out the hot, setting sun" on her deck. Well, this is just the thing for her situation.) I'd like a few extra to grow along the back fence for privacy, too.

Peppers aren't going so great, even though we've had plenty of hot weather. Oh, well. They're cheap enough at the store if I decide to make salsa. Plants are attractive, though.

Any harvest we get is a *plus* no matter how much time and $ I've spent on soil, pots, etc. Especially tomatoes-- just can't get that same flavor at the store!


Posted by: JQ at July 22, 2018 12:43 AM (yD/Pf)

Thread before the Gardening Thread: Art, Not Gardening [KT]

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Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Okay, a pile of dirt is involved, but this does not qualify as urban gardening. It is called 'Resistencia'. Video below the fold. David Thompson posted a longer video of a similar performance here. You might like to take a look through the comments.

You see, Ms Lopez describes her mission as nothing less than "expanding the consciousness of human beings." As will doubtless become clear.

She seems to like the pose above. Dirt, water, who knows which medium will inspire her, and us, next? You may need to scroll past some other works of art to reach her interaction with water.

By way of contrast, in case you missed it earlier, VDH discusses the history of The Good Populism in ancient Greece and beyond. (H/T Maggie's Farm) He notes the importance of middle class agrarians to the emergence of democracy. Agrarians who produced something more tangible than the art featured today. When nature cooperated, anyway. Farmers, gardeners, those types.

The mesoi, or "middle guys," both predated and remained somewhat at odds with contemporary radical Athenian democracy. Yet these agrarian property-owning classes were also originally responsible for the Greek city-state and thus for Western civilization itself. The Jeffersonian idea of preserving ownership of a family plot, and passing on farms through codified inheritance laws and property rights, were the themes of the constitutions of the early polis. The citizen--neither a peasant nor a subject--remained rooted to a particular plot of ground, and thereby enjoyed the tripartite rights of citizenship: military service, voting rights in the assembly, and the ability to be self-supporting and autonomous. The mesoi, then, lent stability to otherwise often volatile consensual politics.

Back to today's Art.

And here's the video where Roger Kimball introduces VDH, who discusses The Good Populism, among other things. His grandmother understood something. The Q and A is interesting.

Hope you have a great weekend. Hope your life does not imitate today's art.


Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:45 AM




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1 Good. Getting slightly tacky in the last thread.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 11:18 AM (gUCYC)

2 I am so evil. I look at that "art" and all I can think of is replacing the dirt with Quickcrete and applying water.

Posted by: blake - used comment salesman at July 21, 2018 11:21 AM (WEBkv)

3 Her soles are dirty.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:21 AM (lwiT4)

4 Whoa, I actually have a relevant-to-the-topic comment:

AHAHHAHAHAHA

*gasp, pant*

HAHAHHAHAAeheeheheeheee

YOUR HEAD IS IN DIRT

AHAAHAHAHAHAAAA

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:21 AM (y87Qq)

5 And why does she have three shoes?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:22 AM (lwiT4)

6
No advice on what to plant in that pile of dirt, besides ones forehead?

This is the very worst gardening thread ever.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 21, 2018 11:22 AM (LOgQ4)

7 Good. Getting slightly tacky in the last thread.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 11:18 AM (gUCYC)

Alcohol is a good solvent for removing tackiness.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 11:22 AM (9BLnV)

8 that's hilarious

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 11:23 AM (hMwEB)

9 I wonder if our "artist" lists Yucko Oh No as one of her inspirations?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 11:24 AM (9BLnV)

10 Not sure, but my mother may have golfed that course. I'll have to call and ask.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:24 AM (lwiT4)

11 What is the point of the broad with the dirt?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:24 AM (SiINZ)

12 That top pic is called "The child support position".

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 21, 2018 11:24 AM (PoGrh)

13
What is the point of the broad with the dirt?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:24 AM (SiINZ)



Womynz Studeez Progegt.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:25 AM (lwiT4)

14 Please note the beautiful detail in the church door behind her. Actual art.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 11:25 AM (gUCYC)

15 People clapped? What are they - nuts?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:27 AM (lwiT4)

16 I looked at the weather map and it looks like it will start raining shortly. Guess I can't cut the grass today. Oh drat.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:27 AM (sdi6R)

17 o/t:

so, i'm idly listening to the commentary on the british open as i catch up on the internet news (cf previous thread) and what's this? - tiger woods, who entered the day at even par and far off the leader board, is in the lead at -6!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2018 11:28 AM (Pg+x7)

18 If there were a giant boot on a circular swivel placed just behind her, I would enthusiastically applaud this art.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 11:28 AM (k1TUh)

19 The Manure Whisperer Whispers.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 11:29 AM (RuIsu)

20 15 People clapped? What are they - nuts?
Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:27 AM (lwiT4)
--------------------------

Well, if she was yapping the whole time and then finally shut up once she'd fully inserted her head, then, yes, I can see people clapping.*

*Note: No, I didn't watch, just tossing out some ideas.

Posted by: blake - used comment salesman at July 21, 2018 11:29 AM (WEBkv)

21 I shall subtitle today's art:

Resistencia- Life in the Days Before Shovels and Wheelbarrows, a Redistributive Endeavor.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:29 AM (m45I2)

22 tiger woods, who entered the day at even par and far off the leader board, is in the lead at -6!


The faster that guy goes away, the better it is for golf IMO

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:30 AM (lwiT4)

23 That's nice dear. Be sure to wash up before dinner!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:30 AM (m45I2)

24 "Oh, i get it now, the dirt symbolizes---"

"NO! It doesn't symbolize anything! It's beyond comprehension! You have to FEEL the art!"

"Uh... ok then, so i suppose your piece must mean---"

"SHUT UP! Stop trying to apply your phallocentric words and ideas to my ART! You could never understand it! Why are you oppressing MEEEEE!?!?!"

"..."

*slowly walks away, backwards*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 11:30 AM (BRvh1)

25 Kind of like Brett Favre.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:31 AM (lwiT4)

26 My nephews did an art piece very similar with a shovel and a garden hose. Made their own little backyard mud puddle/swimming pool they did. They were 5 and 3 y/o at the time.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:32 AM (m45I2)

27
I hope she purchased good soil for her art, because if it's manure she'll be considered a rank amateur.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 21, 2018 11:32 AM (LOgQ4)

28 Some idiot American at the Open yelled "dilly dilly."

Dude, you're at the Open. Come on.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 21, 2018 11:32 AM (TL2pK)

29 Not real art, in all seriousness, because she doesn't even get close to shoving it up her hoo-hah. That's the only real art there is.

Also, no trees.

(Although she may have smoked a couple trees just before thinking up this malarkey...)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 11:32 AM (BRvh1)

30 I hope she purchased good soil for her art, because if it's manure she'll be considered a rank amateur.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 21, 2018 11:32 AM (LOgQ4)

----------------

heh.

Posted by: blake - used comment salesman at July 21, 2018 11:33 AM (WEBkv)

31 People clapped? What are they - nuts?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:27 AM (lwiT4)



It takes some real talent to shove your head in a pile of dirt.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:33 AM (SiINZ)

32 Oh wait a second. It's like all symbolic and sh*t, right. Now I get it.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:34 AM (m45I2)

33 Head in the sand, I could see. Head in the dirt? I don't have a clue.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:34 AM (lwiT4)

34 Behold The Resistance!

Posted by: Max Power at July 21, 2018 11:35 AM (QCc6B)

35 The dirt symbolizes the planet Mother Gaia, and the head is anthropogenic global warming destroying the Earth Goddess. Why it's downright Al-Gorical.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:35 AM (m45I2)

36 Lopez describes her mission as nothing less than "expanding the consciousness "...

And by "conciousness", she means "government'.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 21, 2018 11:35 AM (Ndje9)

37 The pile of dirt symbolizes a strung out arts-and-farces grad student with too much time and funding on her hands.

The strung out arts-and-farces grad student symbolizes a pile of dirt.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 21, 2018 11:35 AM (BRvh1)

38 This is the kind of thing you get as a warning shot whenever someone declares "x is not art". People like her hear that and it's off to the races.

"Not art? NOT ART? I'LL show you not art!"

*waits for head to germinate*

p.s. Srta. López has a vegan blog because of course she does

http://monicalopezdolz.wixsite.com/veganik

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:36 AM (y87Qq)

39 That's nice dear. Be sure to wash up before dinner!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:30 AM (m45I2)


Oh, and I hear Walmart is hiring, want me to get you an application?

No?

How are your classes going? What are you taking this semester... pottery? Oh sorry, Women's perspectives on the oppression of pottery. I should have known.

You seem to have... what, about 480 credit hours now. Any closer to an actual degree?

Oh yes, sorry. A degree is rayciss. My apologies to you. And your race. Which is... what, now?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:36 AM (cY3LT)

40 32 Oh wait a second. It's like all symbolic and sh*t, right. Now I get it.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:34 AM (m45I2)

---------------------

You want symbolic art? Here you go:

https://tinyurl.com/cmw5rlo

Posted by: blake - used comment salesman at July 21, 2018 11:36 AM (WEBkv)

41 You know how vacuum cleaner salesmen used to sprinkle dirt on the floor to show the efficacy of their wares? Maybe she's trying to become a shampoo salesman.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 11:37 AM (/qEW2)

42 p.s. Srta. López has a vegan blog because of course she does



http://monicalopezdolz.wixsite.com/veganik

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:36 AM (y87Qq)



Oh my. Her picture is on her blog. Putting her head in the dirt makes much more sense now.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:38 AM (lwiT4)

43 I clicked on the link to see the other photos

I can see why they like to cover their faces with dirt, paper bags,water...their

on a serious note, it's the kind of modern art that fetishizes alienation, despair, gloom.

Very shallow and adolescent.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 11:38 AM (hMwEB)

44
♫ Dirt can't hide from intensified Tide ♫

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 21, 2018 11:38 AM (LOgQ4)

45 This is your brain on vegan.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 11:38 AM (RuIsu)

46
That's the fanciest bike rack I've ever seen

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM (10vO4)

47 I hope she purchased good soil for her art, because if it's manure she'll be considered a rank amateur.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 21, 2018 11:32 AM (LOgQ4)


Purchased.

Hah! Oh that's rich. Fraught with irony. And electrolytes!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM (cY3LT)

48 I bet her parents paid top dollar for an art degree so that she could "expand our consciousness" by sticking her head in a mound of dirt. Is she now being supported by an NEA grant?

So very silly.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM (W+vEI)

49 So, what happens when two vortex rings collide?

Well, first you have to make it work, then you have to figure out what it means.


This is the second video I have stumbled on that says what I believe deeply: we learn more from failure that success.

https://youtu.be/EVbdbVhzcM4

Posted by: Kindltot at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM (2K6fY)

50 Noooooo, not mentally ill. Not mentally ill at all...

Posted by: tu3031 at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM (O5Q3r)

51 Used to hate Here Comes Sunshine

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM (PUmDY)

52 She was trying to portray an ostrich, but she ended up getting too emu-tional. Ended up looking like a real dodo.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:40 AM (m45I2)

53 interesting subject ... it is concerning to see those fake paper trillions made in leveraged gambling casinos (markets where the 2Big2Fail/Jail get bailouts) ... those trillions are buying up the countryside, and the proles are pushed into little boxes in the metropolis.

Mass production may be efficient, and bulldozing everything in the way, but the family farm should get the tax incentives, not the farm "conglomerate" that buys up everything he can, using "outside billionaire" funny money from the inflated markets.

Local bankers back in depression days were shrewd enough, and farmers struggled to hold on to the farm if they had debt. But if we let the funny money trillionaires buy up the land itself, and the people become the non-owner servant class, we lose 'America' and liberty goes with it.

I'm listening to VDH now, thanks for that link.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 21, 2018 11:40 AM (bT8Z4)

54 This was from her Blue Emu period.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:40 AM (m45I2)

55 You see, Ms Lopez describes her mission as nothing less than "expanding the consciousness of human beings."




Why yes, I see the world and life in a whole new way after she stuck her head in a pile of dirt. Gee, I never would have achieved this level of understanding of the human condition if she hadn't stuck her head in a pile of dirt.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:40 AM (SiINZ)

56 I don't know about art, but she'd be useful to take along on a rabbit hunt.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 11:40 AM (/qEW2)

57 The faster that guy goes away, the better it is for golf IMO
Posted by: grammie winger



H8R.

I didn't care about golf until 1997 when he appeared and I stopped caring while he was gone.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (fuK7c)

58 Is the artiste presenting? And if so why is she wearing pants?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (nBr1j)

59 That's gonna be some filthy boogers when she blows her nose but maybe that's part of her art.

Posted by: mpfs at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (UpyDE)

60 Her food pictures are very nicely done.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (lwiT4)

61 Apologies to any horde vegans, but the Venn diagram of the sets of Vegan and Crazy have a lot of overlap.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (hMwEB)

62 I love how she uses the last cod of dirt, symbolizing willful blindness I guess, to blot out the sun of reason.

Heavy, man!

Composting hippies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR7wQ9c_-6Q

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (gUCYC)

63 My nephews did an art piece very similar with a
shovel and a garden hose. Made their own little backyard mud
puddle/swimming pool they did. They were 5 and 3 y/o at the time.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:32 AM (m45I2)


See! a 5 YO can understand Marx' labor theory!

Posted by: Kindltot at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (2K6fY)

64 er . . . labor theory of value.

Joke is lamer without that last word

Posted by: Kindltot at July 21, 2018 11:42 AM (2K6fY)

65 Noooooo, not mentally ill. Not mentally ill at all...

Posted by: tu3031 at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM (O5Q3r)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y92mynyp

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Where's the Captain at July 21, 2018 11:42 AM (V8bv6)

66 This is your brain on Toxoplasmosis.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 11:42 AM (RuIsu)

67
The glory of gardening: head in the dirt, body in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 21, 2018 11:42 AM (LOgQ4)

68 >>She was trying to portray an ostrich, but she ended up getting too emu-tional. Ended up looking like a real dodo.

She's failed her attempt to gopher something artsy?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 11:43 AM (W+vEI)

69
Gee, I never knew that as a kid playing in the dirt was high art. All I ever got was my parents yelling at me for getting my clothes dirty and don't bring that dirt in the house

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:43 AM (SiINZ)

70 If she was really trying to symbolize The Resistance, she would have to stick her head up her ass.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:43 AM (sdi6R)

71
Look at all the dirt in those ears. You could grow a potato in there.

Posted by: The Artists Mother at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (LOgQ4)

72 If she's the one who did her food photography, she should stick to that. Maybe they are stock photos though.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (lwiT4)

73 I don't know about art, but she'd be useful to take along on a rabbit hunt.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 11:40 AM (/qEW2)


I just know some of us owe CBD an apology for criticizing the art he posts.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (cY3LT)

74 I tjink we should capture human natural gas. People shoould fart into specially designed containors and seal them. Then send it to the governnemt to produce electricityy. This would help solve Globall Warning !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (qM84C)

75 70 If she was really trying to symbolize The Resistance, she would have to stick her head up her ass.


Okay... coffee through nose!

Posted by: It's me donna at July 21, 2018 11:45 AM (O2RFr)

76 72 If she's the one who did her food photography, she should stick to that. Maybe they are stock photos though.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (lwiT4)

the puppy dessert thingies are cute

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 11:46 AM (hMwEB)

77 Mole #1 : Mmmm, I smell pancakes!


Mole #2 : Mmmm, I smell pancakes!


Artiste Lopez: Hm. All I smell is mole-asses!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:46 AM (m45I2)

78 71
Look at all the dirt in those ears. You could grow a potato in there.
Posted by: The Artists Mother at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (LOgQ4)
----
Does anybody remember a children's story where a little girl refused to bathe for weeks, so her mom snuck (sneaked?) into her bedroom while she was asleep and planted radishes in the dirt. The girl ran down the staircase screaming one morning because a garden sprouted on her.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 11:46 AM (gUCYC)

79 If she was really trying to symbolize The Resistance, she would have to stick her head up her ass.
Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:43 AM (sdi6R)


Truthfully, seeing her pose... my assumption is that she was molested as a child.

Not even kidding.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:47 AM (cY3LT)

80 Oh bother, I'm stuck again.

/Winnie Lopez the Poo

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:47 AM (m45I2)

81 Her food pictures are very nicely done.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (lwiT4)


A lot of the food looks really good, too. There's nothing objectively wrong with vegan food, done well, it's just usually served as a garnish for a big slice of completely bugnuts philosophy. And yep, in the interview under the "conóceme mejor" link, it's bugnuts all the way down.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:47 AM (y87Qq)

82 Be funny if someone played a practical joke on her. Fill the dirt with chiggers, earwigs, earthworms, etc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 11:47 AM (/qEW2)

83 the puppy dessert thingies are cute

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 11:46 AM (hMwEB)



Barry O: Puppy desserts? Sounds yummy!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:47 AM (SiINZ)

84
Earth Day was always a big event in our household.

Posted by: The Artists Mother at July 21, 2018 11:48 AM (LOgQ4)

85 So, what happens when two vortex rings collide?

Well, first you have to make it work, then you have to figure out what it means.


This is the second video I have stumbled on that says what I believe deeply: we learn more from failure that success.

https://youtu.be/EVbdbVhzcM4

Posted by: Kindltot at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM


that is wicked cool

thx, Kindltot

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2018 11:48 AM (KCxzN)

86 Great insightful piece by VDH on populism and the phenomenon of Trump.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 11:48 AM (CSNuj)

87 I tjink we should capture human natural gas. People shoould fart into specially designed containors and seal them. Then send it to the governnemt to produce electricityy. This would help solve Globall Warning !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (qM84C)



How much are they willing to pay for it Mary? Because I have enough natural gas to power North America for the next century

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:49 AM (SiINZ)

88 This is your brain on Toxoplasmosis.
Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 11:42 AM (RuIsu)


HEY

Not cool, man. Some of my onlybest friends are cat-borne brainworms.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:49 AM (y87Qq)

89 ... she'd be useful to take along on a rabbit hunt...


******


...and she ain't no friend of mine.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:49 AM (m45I2)

90 73
I just know some of us owe CBD an apology for criticizing the art he posts.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (cY3LT)


*ponders*

No, I'd still prefer her to Naked Guy on an Ottoman.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 11:49 AM (sdi6R)

91 It takes some real talent to shove your head in a pile of dirt.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:33 AM (SiINZ)

---------

And to think, Michelangelo wasted all that time chipping away at pieces of rock.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 11:50 AM (CSNuj)

92 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR7wQ9c_-6Q
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 11:41 AM (gUCYC)


Beat me to it. "We sow the seed. Nature grows the seed. We eat the seed". A classic.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 11:51 AM (/qEW2)

93 It takes some real talent to shove your head in a pile of dirt.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:33 AM (SiINZ)

And to think, Michelangelo wasted all that time chipping away at pieces of rock.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 11:50 AM (CSNuj)


Imagine what she could accomplish by chipping away at pieces of rock with her head.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 11:51 AM (y87Qq)

94 Just finished VDH's "Second World Wars" this week. Scanned the bibliography (30+ pages), since as one would expect it's pretty comprehensive, and a good resource for plotting future WWII reading.


Started "The Greatest Battle" (Nagorski) about the Battle of Moscow. Yeah yeah not Sunday morning but VDH so pipe down.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 21, 2018 11:51 AM (QDnY+)

95 Hmmm. I notice on her website that a great many of her vegan recipes are basically ....chocolate. And sugar.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 21, 2018 11:53 AM (0jtPF)

96 for the MotherEarth Gaia believer, perhaps the head in dirt worship could reveal some deep (weird) thoughts. But a chemistry degree, or at least an agronomy class, would be much more helpful in understanding the dynamics of "dirt".

I do no-till farming, so I feel really bad for that soil that was taken from its family, basically murdered with its tilth stolen from it, and then its lifeless corpse put on display in some concrete sterile environment. But it is befitting that she has her head up ... where the sun don't shine.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 21, 2018 11:54 AM (bT8Z4)

97
It takes some real talent to shove your head in a pile of dirt.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:33 AM (SiINZ)



At least she showed some common decency and wore clothes. Which is more than you can say about most artist

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 21, 2018 11:54 AM (10vO4)

98 Repost for CM-

CM, if you're still around, sorry I didn't respond earlier about the job prospects. I went back to the EMT and saw your experience description. I don't know anybody in that field.

I am sorry about that.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 11:50 AM (lT+xq)

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 11:54 AM (lT+xq)

99 Speaking of digging in dirt, Buckley the Wonder Dog found an entire deer leg (looks like the femur and still-articulated lower leg of probably a fawn) in the woods last week. He brought it back to the cabin and slunk (slinked?) around for twenty minutes trying to find the best spot, dug a fairly good-sized hole, dropped the leg in and covered it back up by shoveling dirt with his snout. Since then he has dug it up and relocated it to a different spot no fewer than 5 times.

He looks worried.

Like this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk2B8988ws0

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:54 AM (m45I2)

100
Stronger than dirt

https://youtu.be/4SkEMUydZ7w

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 11:54 AM (IqV8l)

101 It takes some real talent to shove your head in a pile of dirt.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:33 AM (SiINZ)

At least she showed some common decency and wore clothes. Which is more than you can say about most artist
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 21, 2018 11:54 AM (10vO4)


Evidently you did not click the link to her website.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:55 AM (cY3LT)

102 If only that was a pile of horseshit it would be a great metaphor for modern progressivism.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 11:56 AM (CSNuj)

103
Evidently you did not click the link to her website.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:55 AM (cY3LT)


No, no I didn't. I take it I should retract my previous comment.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 21, 2018 11:57 AM (10vO4)

104 With any luck that will become the progressive version of the Last Supper.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 21, 2018 11:58 AM (9Om/r)

105 Eric Blair wrote something to the effect in "Burmese Days" that those who call themselves an "artist" are usually lazy and untalented.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 11:59 AM (EoRCO)

106 I am so evil. I look at that "art" and all I can think of is replacing the dirt with Quickcrete and applying water.
Posted by: blake - used comment salesman at July 21, 2018 11:21 AM (WEBkv)

I was thinking introducing a horny burro to the venue would be entertaining.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:59 AM (bNb8V)

107 https://youtu.be/EVbdbVhzcM4

Posted by: Kindltot at July 21, 2018 11:39 AM

That was amazing. Far more real art than whatever Miss Fussbudget is doing to that dirt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at July 21, 2018 11:59 AM (EhZNT)

108
This piece speaks to me. A cautionary tale of life's brutal truth; if you don't keep moving, they throw dirt on you. Yet this artist has plunged not only metaphorically but physically head first into that conundrum.

Posted by: Art Critic at July 21, 2018 11:59 AM (LOgQ4)

109 Gee, I never knew that as a kid playing in the dirt was high art. All I ever got was my parents yelling at me for getting my clothes dirty and don't bring that dirt in the house
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 11:43 AM (SiINZ)
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My brother's first three kids were boys. Three boys in five years. My sister-in-law, who had no brothers, took it all in stride. She'd make them strip at the back door and hose them down before they came in from playing in the mud.

Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 12:00 PM (JJZzu)

110 Repost for CM-

CM, if you're still around, sorry I didn't respond earlier about the job prospects. I went back to the EMT and saw your experience description. I don't know anybody in that field.

I am sorry about that.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 11:50 AM (lT+xq)

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I am here, and I thank you for going back to check on it, and for even worrying about in the first place. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 12:00 PM (+1YDx)

111 Does anybody remember a children's story where a little girl refused to bathe for weeks, so her mom snuck (sneaked?) into her bedroom while she was asleep and planted radishes in the dirt. The girl ran down the staircase screaming one morning because a garden sprouted on her.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 11:46 AM (gUCYC)
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*raises hand*

I think that was from a Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book.

Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 12:02 PM (JJZzu)

112 Since then he has dug it up and relocated it to a different spot no fewer than 5 times.

He looks worried.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 21, 2018 11:54 AM


Maybe if you'd stop watching he'd stop having to change the spot he buried his treasure.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 21, 2018 12:02 PM (LOgQ4)

113 95 Hmmm. I notice on her website that a great many of her vegan recipes are basically ....chocolate. And sugar.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 21, 2018 11:53 AM (0jtPF)

Oreos are vegan. In rat studies, Oreos are as or more addictive than cocaine.

She should shove her head in crushed Oreos

Posted by: batterup at July 21, 2018 12:02 PM (U2JQS)

114 I was thinking introducing a horny burro to the venue would be entertaining.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 11:59 AM (bNb8V)

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Don't even need to go that far. Just let your dog be a dog and let them stick their nose wherever. Then, stand back and watch that head come out of the dirt like it has a sudden date with a bottle of Suave.

Posted by: blake - used comment salesman at July 21, 2018 12:03 PM (WEBkv)

115 I tjink we should capture human natural gas. People shoould fart into specially designed containors and seal them. Then send it to the governnemt to produce electricityy. This would help solve Globall Warning !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 21, 2018 11:44 AM (qM84C)

Reeeeeeeee! You need to be placed in a re-education camp! Cattle farts are one of the primary causes of global warming! We've only just begun studying the long-term effects of the cutting of the cheese by humans! Knowing that mankind is responsible for all the evil in the world, I'm sure that human farts, braks, pfffts, SBD's, and greasers are much worse than livestock emissions.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 12:03 PM (9BLnV)

116 I think that was from a Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book.
Posted by: bluebell at July 21, 2018 12:02 PM (JJZzu)

Was she from the Piggly Wiggly grocery store dynasty?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 12:05 PM (9BLnV)

117 Evidently you did not click the link to her website.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 11:55 AM (cY3LT)


No, no I didn't. I take it I should retract my previous comment.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 21, 2018 11:57 AM (10vO4)


Yes. She gets nekkid. Common decency, she has not.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 21, 2018 12:06 PM (cY3LT)

118
This piece speaks to me. A cautionary tale of life's brutal truth; if you don't keep moving, they throw dirt on you. Yet this artist has plunged not only metaphorically but physically head first into that conundrum.