The Good, The Bad, and the ONT

Good evening Horde, what are y'all up to tonight?

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Alrighty then. Good to have goals. I guess.

The Good

For all of the dumpster fires, Twitter can actually be a pretty fun place. This whole thread is endlessly amusing.


Story about a biker and an abused little girl


I have a friend who is in a local motorcycle club (“gang” if I feel like yanking his chain). Not 1%ers, in fact many of them have government jobs with security clearances, but bikes and leather and tattoos and beards and patches, the whole nine yards. They probably wouldn't have been quite as nice to the mother and the 'roid boy in the story here.


That boy's parents are doing a great job.


The Bad


Four Kids Break Into Houston Carmax, Crash $800,000 Worth of Vehicles in the Lot

How Creepy Will Home Smart Devices Get? Very Creepy Indeed

Japanese video game combines incest and pedophilia

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The Ugly

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Teen charged after social media challenge ends with deadly shooting

Meet the 'digisexuals' who have ditched the traditional dating scene and turned to silicone sex dolls in a disturbing trend that is becoming increasingly popular

RACE WAR ON TWITTER!


Conservative, INC.

Conservatism, Inc. Conserves Only Itself

One problem I have with that article is the same old shibboleth about "income inequality". The studies always cite absolute wage increase, but ignore the relative "labor cost" of goods. Even if "real" wages have not increased in lockstep with increased productivity (the linked EPI article cites +9% for wages vs +74% productivity over the past 40 years), that productivity has made goods far cheaper than they used to be. It takes far fewer hours of work to purchase goods that are far superior to those available 40 years ago, and to go on to claim that the standard of living hasn't risen since 1973 is just silly.

I Couldn't Decide Whether to Put This Under “Bad” or “Ugly”



Tonight's ONT brought to you by too soon?

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Posted by: WeirdDave at 10:00 PM




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1 Dear ONT...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 10, 2019 10:00 PM (kQs4Y)

2 burp

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at January 10, 2019 10:00 PM (9HuGt)

3 ONT!

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 10:00 PM (ffYR/)

4 First

Ish

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2019 10:00 PM (pUDQf)

5 Dudes.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at January 10, 2019 10:00 PM (Pzj+4)

6 ſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 10:01 PM (CLcKT)

7 Who ya gotta [bleep] around here to be [bleep]ing first in a [bleep]ing [bleep] ONT these [bleep] [bleep] [bleep]ing days, anyway?!??!!!! [Bleep] [bleep] it!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:02 PM (miE9U)

8 Yeah ONT!

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 10, 2019 10:02 PM (81fir)

9 Thanks WD.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 10, 2019 10:02 PM (81fir)

10 You don't wanna [bleeping] know.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 10, 2019 10:04 PM (Vgw1E)

11 Thanks Weird Dave. That escalator fail reminds me of riding Metro in DC. Could happen, with their lousy maintenance.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2019 10:05 PM (u82oZ)

12 I'm starting to strongly suspect Columbo never had a wife.

Posted by: eleven at January 10, 2019 10:05 PM (NLLmE)

13 7 Who ya gotta [bleep] around here to be [bleep]ing first in a [bleep]ing [bleep] ONT these [bleep] [bleep] [bleep]ing days, anyway?!??!!!! [Bleep] [bleep] it!!!
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:02 PM (miE9U)
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*unhooks belt*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 10, 2019 10:05 PM (kQs4Y)

14 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:02 PM (miE9U)

you could ( bleep ) buzzion, but he's dead

nothing ventured, nothing gained......

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at January 10, 2019 10:06 PM (9HuGt)

15 All Hail Eris, ooo! Now put on the high heels!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:06 PM (miE9U)

16 I find this whole "Conservative Inc." label offensive, unfair, and hugely insulting to all the good work people like me have done in upholding the conservative cause.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go get my hair colored while you peons have your silly talks about human trafficking.

Posted by: Super Natural Conservative Ana Navarro at January 10, 2019 10:07 PM (Vgw1E)

17 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at January 10, 2019 10:07 PM (JFzNN)

18 that kid is awesome.

Posted by: Johnny O'clock at January 10, 2019 10:07 PM (KdryZ)

19 qdpsteve

Doctors to the Horde members must look at their refresh button fingers with alarm.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2019 10:07 PM (u82oZ)

20 And so to bed.

Night fappers!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 10, 2019 10:07 PM (kQs4Y)

21 Oh Goodie Wired Dave is always fun.

Posted by: Claudia Spanks at January 10, 2019 10:07 PM (ePWRo)

22 WD: I feel like Tucker (and it's his monologue that seems to be driving most of this discussion) adequately explained that issue. "Standard of living" goes well beyond cheaper consumer goods. That doesn't mean cheaper consumer goods are a bad thing - but if that's our biggest accomplishment in the past 30 years we're in trouble.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:07 PM (qjPJY)

23 NaCly Dog, apparently so... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:08 PM (miE9U)

24 Good night, Eris. *waves*

Posted by: hogmartin at January 10, 2019 10:08 PM (t+qrx)

25 13 7 Shwing!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2019 10:08 PM (u82oZ)

26 That 18 inch pizza also has a lot less crust per unit of pizza, too.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2019 10:09 PM (kOpft)

27 one 18 inch pizza has more 'pizza' than two 12 inch pizzas

Sorry, 2 pizza π > 1 pizza π.

QED

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 10:09 PM (prlhT)

28 Scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll scroll...

It's like Long Cat all over again!

All those comments on the previous thread I won't get to. Lost. Like a contact lens in the ocean.

* trudges off to dutifully endure content, followed by an hour catching up on comments, but too late to engage, followed by a lame goodnight no one will care about, then get up too late for the Morning Report... Why do I go on? What is reality? Why do I bother? Life is too hard whine cringe complain gripe etc... where was I? Oh,yeah, content...*

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 10:10 PM (ytzxI)

29 Great content, WeirdDave. Thank you! It just seems to be missing a little something.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Associationists at January 10, 2019 10:11 PM (DMUuz)

30 So I guess I have a phobia of escalators now?

Posted by: Dr. T at January 10, 2019 10:11 PM (Vgw1E)

31 May you all get little sleep tonight. And be bragging about it tomorrow to your BFF.

Have a serene night otherwise, everyone.

And a special shout out to Slapwaesel and Aetius451. May you both be particularly blessed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2019 10:12 PM (u82oZ)

32 Great content, WeirdDave. Thank you! It just seems to be missing a little something.
Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Associationists at January 10, 2019 10:11 PM (DMUuz)


Just for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV_3qx-oBms

Posted by: hogmartin at January 10, 2019 10:12 PM (t+qrx)

33 I just came up with a great question for the Horde.

I'll post it later. And it's a question *I* came up with. I did NOT find it at Quora! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:13 PM (miE9U)

34 The exchange between para and jamie won the Internet for that day. That was priceless.

Posted by: Gork at January 10, 2019 10:13 PM (VmQ66)

35 Tim Tebow finally got engaged, so I guess he won't become a 40 year old virgin.

(His wifey to be is the 2017 Miss Universe)

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:14 PM (qjPJY)

36 The story of the abused little girl just about breaks my heart.

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2019 10:14 PM (LJUs+)

37 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:13 PM (miE9U)

Please tell me it doesn't involve [bleeping] the [bleep] out of [bleep] and then doing a [bleep] on [bleep] and [bleep] so hard they [bleep] out their [bleeeeeeep]. For [bleep]'s sake.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 10, 2019 10:15 PM (Vgw1E)

38 Digisexuality isn't using your fingers?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 10, 2019 10:16 PM (zmIJL)

39 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2019 10:16 PM (uDcBt)

40 The Ed Buck story makes me think that Pizzagate was Fake But Accurate. Some of the particulars are incorrect but the broad strokes (there exist numerous sex trafficking rings among the well-connected elite) are spot on.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:17 PM (qjPJY)

41 Just cracked beer #1 of the night that my neighbor was kind enough to drop off. 'Sup Horde?

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 10:18 PM (ffYR/)

42 Dr. T, no [bleep]ing way!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:19 PM (miE9U)

43 34 The exchange between para and jamie won the Internet for that day. That was priceless.

,...


Must have been a slow day.

Posted by: Ha at January 10, 2019 10:19 PM (MAstk)

44 Digisexuality was created as a quick cash grab to capitalize on the massive popularity of Pokesexuality.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:19 PM (qjPJY)

45 Great ONT - Thanks, WeirdDave!

Agreed on the elevator, and loved the ER story.

Well done.

Posted by: ibguy at January 10, 2019 10:21 PM (vUcdz)

46 Good evening, Horde.

So, while I put but scant faith in the reports the R. Buzzard Gizzard shall retire tomorrow, I will be of course willing, to celebrate beyond all measure if she should do so.

But, because I must work tomorrow, I fear that I am going to be forced to pre-emptively enjoy said celebration tonight, in anticipation of such joyful news tomorrow.

*pours bourbon*

Shall we begin?

CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2019 10:21 PM (QzJWU)

47 I hope the Tebow fiancee wasn't the Miss universe Tranny.

Posted by: DBCooper at January 10, 2019 10:21 PM (bttOm)

48 It's OK to say, motherfucker.

Posted by: Rashida Tlaib at January 10, 2019 10:21 PM (jGvbj)

49 40 The Ed Buck story makes me think that Pizzagate was Fake But Accurate. Some of the particulars are incorrect but the broad strokes (there exist numerous sex trafficking rings among the well-connected elite) are spot on.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:17 PM (qjPJY)


Mom and I were watching an episode of "The Blacklist" earlier tonight. The plot had to do with a human rights activist being honored by all the Manhattan elite, while she used her organization as a front to smuggle in young girls and sell them into the sex trade.

I suspect there's a lot more of that going on among the supposed do-gooders of the world than even we here would believe.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 10, 2019 10:21 PM (Vgw1E)

50 That guy is going to need about a dozen more of those and a place to piss.

Posted by: torabora at January 10, 2019 10:22 PM (Y274z)

51 Dr. T: I've seen that episode - it's one of only 3 or 4 I've ever watched of that show.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:23 PM (qjPJY)

52 So, while I put but scant faith in the reports the R. Buzzard Gizzard
shall retire tomorrow, I will be of course willing, to celebrate beyond
all measure if she should do so.
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No reason to be here if I'm not getting paid

Posted by: non-essential supreme court justice at January 10, 2019 10:23 PM (kOpft)

53 46; Cheers, Jim!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2019 10:23 PM (KP5rU)

54 The story of the abused little girl just about breaks my heart.

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2019 10:14 PM

Yeah...

And it's a shame that too few of my former associates would make the effort that those fellows did!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 10:23 PM (CLcKT)

55 Evening Hordelings !

Just woke up - getting ready to go to Adoration in a few hours. The Holy Water still burns but the pain seems to be tapering off lately.

The guy in the wheelchair reminds me of my dear, departed friend Butch. The man did like his beer and would routinely drink to fall down drunk stage. Umm . . . you know what I mean.

Before I met him, I did not know you could "dance" while in a chair.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 10:24 PM (9rIkM)

56 What was "interesting", the news media embellished the story with a claim that Felonia Von Pantsuit herself was running a child-sex ring. I'd never heard her mentioned anywhere near the story.

What was never explained, though, and what was everyone was so curiously incurious about, was what were obviously code-words in the emails. "Pizza" "Walnuts" "Extra Cheese" and a few others. What's the deal with that?

Then there's the whole occult and strange ... practices of the rich & famous. Yeah, there are some real sick fucks out there, and the really well to do can afford to indulge, and cover up etc.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 10:24 PM (1l8jw)

57 If a Russian or a Trump operative ever was at Comet Pizza there was a pedophile ring there for sure.

Contact CNN Tips, secure encrypted communication available.

Posted by: CNN at January 10, 2019 10:24 PM (Y274z)

58 At the bottom of the escalators in every subway station in Leningrad, sat a young lady, in a booth, wearing a uniform, with her hand hovering over a mechanism that would lock the stairs in place should any of the cables break.

I hope the safety culture has improved since 30 something years ago.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 10, 2019 10:25 PM (EZebt)

59 I thought David Spade was in Blacklist. Disappointing.

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2019 10:26 PM (RuIsu)

60
I hope the Tebow fiancee wasn't the Miss universe Tranny.

Posted by: DBCooper at January 10, 2019 10:21 PM (bttOm)

Well, he probably doesn't know for sure yet.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 10, 2019 10:26 PM (xPl2J)

61 I only went Comet Pizza for the pizza.... CHICKEN pizza. da

Posted by: Russian Trump Operative at January 10, 2019 10:26 PM (Y274z)

62 Cute smart kid.

Posted by: LASue at January 10, 2019 10:28 PM (XROPS)

63 I hope the Tebow fiancee wasn't the Miss universe Tranny.

Mx. Transverse

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 10:28 PM (9zArn)

64 Common: Podesta is involved in some weird, disturbing shit and I absolutely believe those odd wordings were code of some sort. When the truth comes out about him he's going to be airbrushed out of history like someone purged by Stalin.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:28 PM (qjPJY)

65

That biker story is great WD and why I grew to love playing in biker bars for years down here. The overwhelming majority of bikers I've met are just like that crew. Never had any problems in over 20 years of playing at places like the Boot Hill in Daytona Beach and even in rough clubhouses. We didn't know anyone, but we were always welcome and treated very well for strangers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2019 10:28 PM (HaL55)

66 "Mind your step."

Posted by: this is a recording at January 10, 2019 10:29 PM (eNHDE)

67 Bezos has $150 billion and can't fix his wonky ass eye? Creeps me out.

Posted by: NCKate at January 10, 2019 10:29 PM (JyTrc)

68 I became a Russian Bot today with the purchase of my SnowDog. Manufactured in Russia with a Briggs & Stratton engine.

Watch out Bob Muelller I'm coming for you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

69
High-speed escalators! When will we be sophisticated enough to get them in the US?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2019 10:29 PM (tgzKa)

70 I'm starting to strongly suspect Columbo never had a wife.
Posted by: eleven
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Yeah, I always felt the same way about Mrs. Calabash.

Posted by: Chicago at January 10, 2019 10:30 PM (fZcn6)

71 "It'll be over before you know it!"

Posted by: The Escalator Lady at January 10, 2019 10:30 PM (9zArn)

72 At the bottom of the escalators in every subway station in Leningrad, sat a young lady, in a booth, wearing a uniform, with her hand hovering over a mechanism that would lock the stairs in place should any of the cables break.

Still there in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg has the longest subway escalators on earth - not only did they have to tunnel deeply to get under the swamp that St. Petersburg is built on, but the St. Petersburg Metro system was explicitly designed to function as bomb shelters.

Given the cost of labor in Russia (low), it is a low-cost safety mechanism.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 10:31 PM (I2/tG)

73 Manufactured in Russia with a Briggs & Stratton engine.
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The Rooskey bastards probably stole the design in '45.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 10:31 PM (fZcn6)

74 I just finished watching this fascinating video about the Battle of the Coral Sea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB5hH3ksvKE

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2019 10:32 PM (sdi6R)

75 The idea that things have not improved for the average American since 1973 is built on a foundation of ignorance. The 13 inch black and white TV with knobs (dials?) to change channels (if you didn't have kids) and the 400 pound stereo would beg to differ!

My 70 inch 4D HD TV and Bose speakers cost less information in nominal dollars.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at January 10, 2019 10:32 PM (wFDuq)

76 If you read up on the Podesta brothers, keep a bucket handy. Steel wool, too.

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2019 10:32 PM (RuIsu)

77 I hope everyone had a good day today, and that tomorrow will be good for you all as well.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 10, 2019 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

78 Bikers are like anyone else. There are some ... you don't want to be around. Nobody else does either. Somebody, I think it was Sonny Barger, had a saying that always stuck with me (No, I'm not a biker, I read a lot)

"Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse." It has a symmetry that I like, and it would be a better world I think, if more people followed it.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 10:33 PM (1l8jw)

79 73 Manufactured in Russia with a Briggs & Stratton engine.
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The Rooskey bastards probably stole the design in '45.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 10:31 PM (fZcn6)


Global economy. The frame & body made in Russia. The cvt belt is made in Czech Republic, the sled that came with it is made in Canada.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2019 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

80 "Alexa, can your pre-nup get invalidated if your wife finds out you were fucking around behind her back?'

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:34 PM (qjPJY)

81 Thanks for the ONT.

So, how long did it take for the white guy to get banned or temp banned by twitter for that thread?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2019 10:34 PM (KNycr)

82 Thanks for the ONT, WeirdDave! Although I am tremendously sorry I read more about that Japanese game. Ugh.

Posted by: TheHoser at January 10, 2019 10:35 PM (v3UCk)

83 One problem I have with... "income inequality"... absolute wage increase... relative "labor cost"... goods.... wages... lockstep... productivity... +9%... +74%... 40 years... 1973 zzzzzblip!

Could not track. Economics/Math co-processor would not engage on ONT.

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7 shot / 7 jobs - I could track this one. The kind of problem you get with cheek-by-jowl notifications.

This is the kind of juxtaposition old-fashioned newspaper editors struggled to avoid (or, sometimes, do on purpose).

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I diddit I diddit I perused the content.

* accepts participation trophy made from dryer lint *

I have nothing more to .... oh, look, commentses!

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Further randomness: It's raining. I'm so glad it's not freezing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 10:35 PM (ytzxI)

84 82 Thanks for the ONT, WeirdDave! Although I am tremendously sorry I read more about that Japanese game. Ugh.
Posted by: TheHoser at January 10, 2019 10:35 PM (v3UCk)

The internet has many traps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2019 10:36 PM (KNycr)

85 Still there in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg has the longest subway escalators on earth - not only did they have to tunnel deeply to get under the swamp that St. Petersburg is built on, but the St. Petersburg Metro system was explicitly designed to function as bomb shelters.

Given the cost of labor in Russia (low), it is a low-cost safety mechanism.
Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 10:31 PM (I2/tG)


Are you sure about that? Because I've ridden the escalators in the Rome subway system, and I'm pretty sure I could have streamed an episode of "The Office" on my phone before I reached the top.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 10, 2019 10:36 PM (Vgw1E)

86 to claim that the standard of living hasn't risen since 1973 is just silly.

But people, especially young people, have no idea.

There's a local "activist" who is constantly whining that millennials have no money, because the greedy boomers are hoarding all the wealth. (Since there is a fixed amount of wealth in the United States, obviously any dollar a boomer is one dollar taken away from a millennial.)

He also flies to Mexico on vacation - because, of course, everyone does that. Doesn't stop him from complaining how poor he is.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 10:37 PM (I2/tG)

87 I mentioned this earlier today but this is one week, exactly, from the worst day of my life. I am drinking some bourbon--Bourbon Cream actually--and planning the week.
Getting shitfaced for a week has crossed my mind but that's not really me so--no.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 10, 2019 10:38 PM (MkcN1)

88 Pi x D circumference, not area. Assuming this hasn't been commented before.

Posted by: NOT THAT MICHAEL at January 10, 2019 10:38 PM (lqgsv)

89 Bikers are like anyone else. There are some ... you don't want to be around. Nobody else does either. Somebody, I think it was Sonny Barger, had a saying that always stuck with me (No, I'm not a biker, I read a lot)

"Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse." It has a symmetry that I like, and it would be a better world I think, if more people followed it.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 10:33 PM (1l8jw)

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I like bikers more than a lot of other types of people. Honest, upfront and no hidden agendas. I used to ride, but was not what I would consider to be a biker.

If I was out, I usually would stop for one at a small kinda dive place bikers liked. I bought a round for everyone at the bar itself, not the whole place. That one round was all I had to spend, as everyone then took turns buying. Many great conversations and times from that place.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 10:40 PM (ffYR/)

90 Anybody who thinks nothing has improved since the seventies should be forced to get in line at the gas station hours before it opens on their odd or even day.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 10, 2019 10:41 PM (xPl2J)

91 I didn't get the twitter back and forth. The black kid was what like 60 Years old. Wisdom at such a young age.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2019 10:41 PM (pLgt/)

92 Calm Mentor #41:
Just cracked beer #1 of the night that my neighbor was kind enough to drop off.

The brain. Sometimes it just will not let things go by, no matter how simple.

* draws breath *

Okay, how did your kind neighbor drop off the night?

* sighs *

See, it doesn't work. But I had to try.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 10:42 PM (ytzxI)

93 Durante said it was a tribute to his deceased 1st wife. While driving across the country, they stopped in a small town called Calabash, which name she had loved. "Mrs. Calabash" became his pet name for her, and he signed off his radio program with "Good night, Mrs. Calabash." After her death he added "Where ever you are."

Posted by: Now you know... The rest of the story! at January 10, 2019 10:42 PM (eNHDE)

94 Meet Harmony - the sex robot with a Scottish accent who likes threesomes, can have 'multiple orgasms' and can even throw a strop
'I like excessive fondling and kissing'


Faster, please.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 10:42 PM (LL1Be)

95 "I mentioned this earlier today but this is one week, exactly, from the worst day of my life. I am drinking some bourbon--Bourbon Cream actually--and planning the week.
Getting shitfaced for a week has crossed my mind but that's not really me so--no.
"
-Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 10, 2019 10:38 PM (MkcN1)

Here's to you, Brother...

*Raises Gatorade*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 10, 2019 10:43 PM (Ckg4U)

96

Before I met him, I did not know you could "dance" while in a chair.


Oh yeah. I took a girl with CP to homecoming one year.

She kept running over my feet as we danced.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 10, 2019 10:44 PM (JP6CH)

97

(Since there is a fixed amount of wealth in the United States,
obviously any dollar a boomer is one dollar taken away from a
millennial.)


There's a whole lotta stoopid packed into that sentence. Sad that people actually believe that. Thank you teachers unions everywhere.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2019 10:44 PM (HaL55)

98 84 : The internet has many traps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2019 10:36 PM (KNycr)

_______

I guess they can't all be Rick Astley.

Posted by: TheHoser at January 10, 2019 10:45 PM (v3UCk)

99 Okay, how did your kind neighbor drop off the night?

* sighs *

See, it doesn't work. But I had to try.
Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 10:42 PM (ytzxI)

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This is a great example of forcing a post where none should exist.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 10:45 PM (ffYR/)

100 88 Pi x D circumference, not area. Assuming this hasn't been commented before.
Posted by: NOT THAT MICHAEL at January 10, 2019 10:38 PM (lqgsv)


The equation was done correctly - Pi x r squared.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2019 10:45 PM (uDcBt)

101 Wages, adjusted for inflation, have been stagnant for decades. That much is true. Up until the 70s women, for the most part, had not entered the workforce in large numbers. A single "breadwinner".

One wonders what the minimum wage might be, without 10 or 20 or 30 million - whatever the number is - illegal aliens and foreign nationals working here. And grocery prices would be markedly lower without 90 million receiving "food assistance". You haven't lived till you've seen a 300 pound creature roll up a Very Large Shopping Cart chock full of steak, chicken, chops, tenderloins etc, and pay for it with a "Snap" card or whatever. More beef than I've bought in the last 5 or 10 years probably. And then smirk when asking the clerk for help taking it out to the luxury SUV parked in the handicapped spot right out front. It's a real hoot to them.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 10:45 PM (1l8jw)

102 Are you sure about that? Because I've ridden the escalators in the Rome subway system, and I'm pretty sure I could have streamed an episode of "The Office" on my phone before I reached the top.

The world's longest escalators, which exceed 410 feet, are at the Admiralteyskaya Metro station in St. Petersburg.

Apparently the average depth of the Kiev and Pyongyang Metro systems is greater than St. Petersburg - like St. Petersburg, the Kiev Metro system was mostly constructed in the 1950's, and doubtless had a secondary civil defense role.

The Pyongyang Metro has blast doors installed in the stations - I think that the transport function of the Pyongyang Metro is secondary to the civil defense function.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 10:46 PM (I2/tG)

103
He also flies to Mexico on vacation - because, of course, everyone does that. Doesn't stop him from complaining how poor he is.

Posted by: The ARC of History


I haven't spent a night in a hotel room or traveled in a flying machine in years. My hobbies cost me $100 a year. I'm still broke.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2019 10:47 PM (LsBY9)

104  Wages, adjusted for inflation, have been stagnant for decades. That much is true.



That doesn't count value of benefits.

Posted by: Liberty at January 10, 2019 10:47 PM (6xwwj)

105 Pie aren't square. Pie are round.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

106 Where is everyone?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (uDcBt)

107 Here's to you, Brother...

*Raises Gatorade*
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 10, 2019 10:43 PM (Ckg4U)

Clink

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (MkcN1)

108 Tasha takes the burden of having sex away from TJs wife, who sadly finds it too painful
'too painful' *eyeroll*


Insurance paying for sex doll "surrogate therapy". I could totally see this.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (LL1Be)

109 96

Before I met him, I did not know you could "dance" while in a chair.

Oh yeah. I took a girl with CP to homecoming one year.

She kept running over my feet as we danced.
Posted by: Weirddave at January 10, 2019 10:44 PM (JP6CH)

Allen Edmunds and the steel tools

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

110 Okay, here's my question I told you all about earlier. It relates to the wall on the southern border:

If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall do?

Mine would be right out of a Warner Bros cartoon, and be able to freeze-dry and crumble to dust anyone who crossed it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (miE9U)

111 105 Insomniac

True: *cornbread* r square.

Posted by: ibguy at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (vUcdz)

112 Pie are not around here very long.

Posted by: davidt at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (jGvbj)

113 stolen person.
@queersocialism
heterosexuality does not exist without sexual and gendered coercion. there is no such thing as a heterosexuality that is not inherently coercive. there is no heterosexuality that does not reinforce structural oppression.

there is no "healthy" or "good" heterosexuality, period.

-
Yeah, queer socialism is the only healthy alternative. John Wayne Gacy, Jeffery Dahmer, those guys had it going on.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (+y/Ru)

114 Pie aren't square. Pie are round.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (NWiLs)


exactly. Cornbread is square.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2019 10:49 PM (mUa7G)

115 FYI Bourbon Cream is an alternative to Irish Cream. Not bad in my flawed judgement.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 10, 2019 10:49 PM (MkcN1)

116 And you know A is πr² because a square, which is a little bigger, is 4r².

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 10:49 PM (EQ/NS)

117 114 Kindltot

GMTA

(See my 111)

Posted by: ibguy at January 10, 2019 10:50 PM (vUcdz)

118 Where is everyone?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (uDcBt)


Mid-MI. Where are yo-

oh.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 10, 2019 10:50 PM (t+qrx)

119 Kathleen Richardson, who is the founder of Campaign Against Sex Robots

Oh yes. Of course she is.
Of course.


Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 10:51 PM (LL1Be)

120 There's a whole lotta stoopid packed into that sentence. Sad that people actually believe that. Thank you teachers unions everywhere.

He actually attended one of a handful of elite liberal arts colleges whose graduates on average make **less** than high school graduates, according to the Department of Education. Apparently these schools are strong on the ideology, not so much on the useful skills.

It's the fault of capitalism that being a full-time "political activist" isn't more remunerative.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 10:51 PM (I2/tG)

121 That doesn't count value of benefits.
Posted by: Liberty at January 10, 2019 10:47 PM (6xwwj)
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And only twats like Krugman and other grifters say things like that.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 10:51 PM (1l8jw)

122
If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall do?

Deliver electrical shocks that show the victim's skeleton. And have lightning bolts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2019 10:51 PM (LsBY9)

123 That doesn't count value of benefits.
Posted by: Liberty at January 10, 2019 10:47 PM (6xwwj)
****************
Now, thanks to me, you can keep your doctor! And your premiums will go down by $2500!

Posted by: President Shit Midas at January 10, 2019 10:51 PM (Y274z)

124 Hadrian: wow! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:52 PM (miE9U)

125 Please tell me it doesn't involve [bleeping] the [bleep] out of [bleep] and then doing a [bleep] on [bleep] and [bleep] so hard they [bleep] out their [bleeeeeeep]. For [bleep]'s sake.
Posted by: Dr. T at January 10, 2019 10:15 PM (Vgw1E)

You've been hanging out with willow again.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 10, 2019 10:52 PM (NWiLs)

126
TJ explained: "In the bedroom, I treat Tasha the way she wants to be treated, which is how it was with my wife.

Q: Why?
A: ^^




Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 10:54 PM (LL1Be)

127 I must say I'm surprised the black kid even knew about Spy vs. Spy.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 10:54 PM (9rIkM)

128 Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 10:49 PM (EQ/NS)

Is that new math? 'Cause I don't get it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2019 10:54 PM (wYseH)

129 If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall

The Wall would know who it should let in. Or let back in, as the case may be. Democrats would have trouble.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 10:54 PM (oSGpk)

130 t-bird, ah, a smart wall :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:55 PM (miE9U)

131 I haven't spent a night in a hotel room or traveled in a flying machine in years. My hobbies cost me $100 a year. I'm still broke.

Years ago, the Wall Street Journal had an article on how the expectations of a "middle class" existence had ratcheted upwards - in the 1950's, a "middle class" family would spend the two weeks of vacation camping in a state park. Having to do that would now be deemed living in poverty.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 10:55 PM (I2/tG)

132
Hey, all.
I'm a good moronette and I do my followup. That hilarious "Jamie" in the twitter thread has had his account suspended.

Gentlemen, you can't tweet in here! This is Twitter!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2019 10:55 PM (mblbk)

133 Well, I wasn't drafted to sit on a jury today. At least I got to get up at 5 am to do chores in the cold and dark to make it there.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 10:56 PM (Rz2Nc)

134
He actually attended one of a handful of elite liberal arts colleges whose graduates on average make **less** than high school graduates, according to the Department of Education.


A student speaker at daughter's graduation ceremony (MFA, underemployed) several years ago said this: "This year the number of Graphic Arts grads will match the number of Chemical Engineering graduates. It's our time!"

Your time for what? Compensation equivalent to that offered to the engineers? As if!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2019 10:57 PM (pNxlR)

135 If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall do?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (miE9U)


1. Serve as a passive physical barrier to deter and prevent unauthorized crossing (see: wall)
2. Make Jim Acosta micturate in his manties

Posted by: hogmartin at January 10, 2019 10:57 PM (t+qrx)

136 Morticia: The algorithm strikes again. It's like the coin flipping scene in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 50 heads in a row means nothing!

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 10, 2019 10:58 PM (qjPJY)

137 Is that new math?

No, I don't know what new math is. Just a way to keep the area of a circle formula straight.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 10:58 PM (Vp2qi)

138 I'm a good moronette and I do my followup. That hilarious "Jamie" in the twitter thread has had his account suspended.



Posted by: Blonde Morticia----
Of course. Sigh.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 10:58 PM (9rIkM)

139 hogmartin, so a back-to-basics wall, sounds good :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:58 PM (miE9U)

140 135 If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall do?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (miE9U)

1. Serve as a passive physical barrier to deter and prevent unauthorized crossing (see: wall)
2. Make Jim Acosta micturate in his manties
Posted by: hogmartin at January 10, 2019 10:57 PM (t+qrx)

I hate that I know what 'manties' are.

I blame AgonyWolf Media

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 10, 2019 10:59 PM (xJa6I)

141 Conservatism, Inc. Conserves Only Itself

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https://tinyurl.com/y967xehc

Posted by: The Bulwark - Conservatism Conserved at January 10, 2019 10:59 PM (5aX2M)

142 If money and physics were no object and you could design a border
wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall
do?


Random 175 decibel train horns triggered by touching the wall.

And flamethrowers firing directly up from the ground.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 10:59 PM (LL1Be)

143 R=D/2

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2019 10:59 PM (mUa7G)

144 113 - @queersocialism
heterosexuality does not exist without sexual and gendered coercion. there is no such thing as a heterosexuality that is not inherently coercive. there is no heterosexuality that does not reinforce structural oppression.

there is no "healthy" or "good" heterosexuality, period.


How does lesbianism exist, if not because of gendered "coercion"? What should we be calling both parties, if not females?

@queersocialist needs to go play with its cats.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2019 10:59 PM (uDcBt)

145 mikeyG, sounds interesting :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:00 PM (miE9U)

146 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2019 10:57 PM (pNxlR)

I need a graphic artist now! Said no one ever.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:00 PM (Rz2Nc)

147 131
Years ago, the Wall Street Journal had an article on how the expectations of a "middle class" existence had ratcheted upwards - in the 1950's, a "middle class" family would spend the two weeks of vacation camping in a state park. Having to do that would now be deemed living in poverty.
Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 10:55 PM (I2/tG)


Yeah, and a typical middle class home had one bathroom, and a middle class family owned one car. And they didn't have central air conditioning. They may have had a window unit for the living room and/or the master bedroom.

And one TV in the living room.

This was how I grew up. I didn't consider myself to be deprived.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2019 11:00 PM (sdi6R)

148 If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall do?

-
I'd do it a lot like the trench system of WWI. Barb wire, land mines, snipers, machine guns, flamethrowers, two or three miles deep all supported by artillery. They wouldn't be mud holes, though. Nice steel reinforced concrete emplacements. And we'd use aircraft for recce and bombing where necessary.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2019 11:01 PM (+y/Ru)

149 Good evening, Horde.



So, while I put but scant faith in the reports the R. Buzzard
Gizzard shall retire tomorrow, I will be of course willing, to celebrate
beyond all measure if she should do so.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2019 10:21 PM (QzJWU)


R. Buzzard Gizzard....thats just god damn funny. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2019 11:01 PM (9Om/r)

150 R2D2 != C3PO

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 10, 2019 11:01 PM (T71PA)

151 Anon, sounds old-fashioned :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM (miE9U)

152 Calm Mentor #99:
This is a great example of forcing a post where none should exist.

The only kind I know how.

Like, for example...

I see my hashtag tonight is (ytzxI).

Just like his cousin Mxyzptlk, you have to get Ixzty to say his name backwards to get him to return to the 5th Dimension. (It's tricky, 'cause in pronunciation, it's palindromic.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM (ytzxI)

153 The 1950s "middle class" would have been old enough to experience the 1930s depression and the World War par 2.0, as such they scared shitless of banks closing (No FDIC) and mom saved bread ties and dad had a special drawer in the garage marked "Pencils, too short to sharpen". They bought small houses and lived frugally. Bonds paid 6 to 8 per cent, and the stock market was just breaking even again after 25 years.

Nobody bought much on credit. It was a dirty word. Houses maybe, but not much else. That came later.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM (1l8jw)

154 The algorithm strikes again. It's like the coin flipping scene in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 50 heads in a row means nothing!
Posted by: Broseidon Czar

That and the girl in Wisc is alive.

Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM (sFO1P)

155 Pi x r squared

Pie are round!!!

Posted by: free tibet at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM (asM0l)

156 R=D/2
Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2019 10:59 PM (mUa7G)


Thanks, I always thought it was 2*R=D.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM (f3oO4)

157
Oh, I'm not complaining, much. We had a difficult time financially in the early years. By the time we had dug ourselves out, I lost my job and we had to move. I've never made a dime on any house. Not to mention the cost of the infrastructure needed for the dogs every time we moved. Life is cruel.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2019 11:03 PM (LsBY9)

158 Also a sexbot launcher.
Fire that plastic poon into the immigrant hordes and you know Jose will wear his rapey ass out on on one of them.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 11:03 PM (LL1Be)

159 My wall would be a wall made out of rice paper like the Japanese use. Politeness would keep people out.

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at January 10, 2019 11:03 PM (Y274z)

160 I'd do it a lot like the trench system of WWI. Barb wire, land mines, snipers, machine guns, flamethrowers, two or three miles deep all supported by artillery. They wouldn't be mud holes, though. Nice steel reinforced concrete emplacements. And we'd use aircraft for recce and bombing where necessary.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,

and no Belgium for them to run around, repeatedly.

Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2019 11:03 PM (sFO1P)

161 Unlimited money? Assemble the great scientific minds of our time use noneuclidean geometry to build a wall with entrances to America that all lead to the Patagonian Desert in Argentina.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 10, 2019 11:04 PM (H5knJ)

162 mikeyG, LOL
Jean, yup

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:04 PM (miE9U)

163
Schroedinger's cat is gender fluid.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2019 11:04 PM (pNxlR)

164 bear, sounds like the Tardis :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:04 PM (miE9U)

165 135 If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall do?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (miE9U)

It would have the Tesla coils from Command & Conquer Red Alert.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 10, 2019 11:05 PM (NWiLs)

166 Insomniac, fill me in... what would those do?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:05 PM (miE9U)

167 Guard towers "manned" by robotic sensors programming quad 50s and mortars. In the base of these towers, autonomous swarms of incredibly fast running person-sized mechanical spiders with scissor pincers...

Posted by: robotic spider named Snipper at January 10, 2019 11:06 PM (eNHDE)

168 @queersocialist

That's an oxymoron both ways

Posted by: Jean at January 10, 2019 11:06 PM (sFO1P)

169 robotic spider, no killer bees? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:06 PM (miE9U)

170 Just like his cousin Mxyzptlk, you have to get Ixzty
to say his name backwards to get him to return to the 5th Dimension.
(It's tricky, 'cause in pronunciation, it's palindromic.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM


Exactly what in hell are you smoking tonight and where on Earf could one acquire some?

(Inquiring on behalf of an acquaintance!)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 11:06 PM (CLcKT)

171 166 Insomniac, fill me in... what would those do?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:05 PM (miE9U)

Zap and incinerate anything that approached with a massive electrical discharge.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 10, 2019 11:07 PM (NWiLs)

172

My perfect wall would be sorta like that Portal game. If you went through any part of it, you'd come out back on the side you went in from. Or if you climbed over it, you'd drop down on the same side again.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2019 11:07 PM (HaL55)

173 Insom, ah, that works. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:08 PM (miE9U)

174 Anonosaurus Wrecks #113:
@queersocialism heterosexuality does not exist without sexual and gendered coercion....

It's true. I remember beginning to have my heterosexual urges as a young teen. Young teen girls are a powerful gender coercion.

I mean were. Then. Not now, of course. Then.

(Age/2)+7 = 40...!

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 11:08 PM (ytzxI)

175 Also, my wall would have nuclear reactors every 100 miles. Just because.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 11:08 PM (jGLI4)

176 Backwards, sounds humane but effective :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:08 PM (miE9U)

177 So mindful is 66?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2019 11:10 PM (uDcBt)

178 Nobody bought much on credit. It was a dirty word. Houses maybe, but not much else. That came later.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM (1l8jw)

I'm very thankful my father thaught me not to buy a car or anything other than a house you couldn't pay cash for.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:10 PM (Rz2Nc)

179 I need a graphic artist now! Said no one ever.

------

As to pay parity with engineers... it's rare. It depends on the situation. But it usually happens when someone needs some thing in a big ass hurry.

I've got my full time job, but those kinds of side jobs can be lucrative. If you're fast, people will keep you on speed dial. I had one of those just a couple weeks ago.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2019 11:10 PM (5aX2M)

180 t-bird, so you'd have a multi-tasking wall, hmm :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:10 PM (miE9U)

181 Yeah, and a typical middle class home had one bathroom, and a middle class family owned one car. And they didn't have central air conditioning. They may have had a window unit for the living room and/or the master bedroom.

And one TV in the living room.

This was how I grew up. I didn't consider myself to be deprived.
Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2019 11:00 PM (sdi6R)

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

This is precisely how I grew up. Mom at home, 4 kids arguing about bathroom time, etc. We did get an upgrade when I was 15 and my Dad had a good year (self employed). He finished the basement and added a bedroom and full bath, plus central AC.

Much simpler times. This was in the 60s/70s.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:10 PM (ffYR/)

182 A student speaker at daughter's graduation ceremony (MFA, underemployed) several years ago said this: "This year the number of Graphic Arts grads will match the number of Chemical Engineering graduates. It's our time!"

The Department of Education study caused some consternation when it came out in 2015. Worse, they looked at salaries ten years out, so schools couldn't use the "well, our graduates have low salaries because they are in medical training or getting Ph.D.'s" excuse.

Among the colleges where their graduates made less than high school graduates were Reed, Whitman, Oberlin, Colorado College, Lewis & Clark, Macalester, Grinnell, and UC Santa Cruz. Except for Santa Cruz, all these schools charge about $50,000 a year in tuition, of course.

Nothing like combining a sense of entitlement with poor financial results to create a cadre of Leftist shock troops.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 11:11 PM (I2/tG)

183 ♪ to the tune of Knick Knack Paddywack

Pie are round
Cornbread's square
Pizza is tri-angu-lare
Ehh-except for pizza
cut Chicago style
Beeswax is hexagonyle

Posted by: mindful webworker - oh, yes, I think I will have another, thanks at January 10, 2019 11:12 PM (ytzxI)

184 t-bird, so you'd have a multi-tasking wall, hmm :-)

Well, as long as you're giving me this unlimited budget, might as well stick some power plants in there.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 11:12 PM (jGLI4)

185 Yeah, and a typical middle class home had one bathroom, and a middle class family owned one car. And they didn't have central air conditioning. They may have had a window unit for the living room and/or the master bedroom.

And one TV in the living room.

This was how I grew up. I didn't consider myself to be deprived.

I was born in *1951*. My dad was a dentist. Small town, upper midwest. One bathroom, one car ( dad walked to work) 6 kids, everybody had a roommate! You ate what mom made at dinner. You got ONE choice. Never felt deprived. In grad school (early 70's, a friend said, while we were grilling burgers on a hibachi "cold beer, air conditioning and color tv. It can't get any better than this". He was right. We were 24.

Posted by: free tibet at January 10, 2019 11:12 PM (oTMWb)

186

Backwards, sounds humane but effective :-)

Thanks, but failing that, I still like my original giant steel wall with a 440 line attached to it run by solar power. The hum that sucker would make is a language anyone can understand.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2019 11:12 PM (HaL55)

187 Calm Mentor, LOL.

I was three years old, but still remember when my dad and grandfather (on my mom's side) added a third bedroom to our house, along with its own bathroom. They also completely redid all the cabinetry in the kitchen, and added a permanent table.

They did a good job, but... that 1969-era cabinetry? My parents (now my mom) NEVER upgraded it. It's still there, 50 years later. It works and is durable, but admittedly by now, it LOOKS old.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:12 PM (miE9U)

188 FWIW: my half assed plan to spend the next week shitfaced is off to a good start.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 10, 2019 11:13 PM (MkcN1)

189 Just like his cousin Mxyzptlk, you have to get Ixzty
to say his name backwards to get him to return to the 5th Dimension.
(It's tricky, 'cause in pronunciation, it's palindromic.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 11:02 PM

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I don't know how you do this. If I actually thought this way, I would be mentally exhausted 24/7.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:13 PM (ffYR/)

190 Whoa! Followed the Sten links. Now I gotta up my zip gun mojo. Phuc Chi-Di-Fi_stein.

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at January 10, 2019 11:13 PM (8ZeGS)

191 Great News for Wisconsin and Minnesota,

Jayme Closs found alive!

The 13 yo teenagers parent were killed and she was kidnapped on Nov. 15.

She escaped her captor(s?) and ran to a woman walking her dog this afternoon.

She is alive.

Posted by: rd at January 10, 2019 11:14 PM (kfj5i)

192 I saw the pizza thing in the daily-mail and could not resist looking at the comments. Everyone marvelling at "the theorem". I was ready to open a vein.

It's just elementary arithmetic.

Ratio of diameters is 1.5 so ratio of areas is 2.25 QED.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:14 PM (vWMNq)

193 Times are hard... Gozinta's are harder!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 11:14 PM (CLcKT)

194 Backwards, that works too :-)
t-bird, yup

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:14 PM (miE9U)

195 Also, my wall would have nuclear reactors every 100 miles. Just because.

Saudi Arabia is digging a moat along its border with Qatar (whom they don't like).

A portion of the Saudi land along the moat is being reserved for a nuclear waste disposal site.

Subtle.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 11:15 PM (I2/tG)

196 robotic spider, no killer bees? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:06 PM (miE9U)

Robotic killer bees with flame throwers.

Posted by: robotic spider named Snipper at January 10, 2019 11:15 PM (eNHDE)

197 robotic spider, you've thought this over I see :-)
ARC, LOL

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)

198 and UC Santa Cruz.

You have a choice, though. I knew a big crew from there, they all became lawyers and engineers, Only my gf decided to chuck it all and become a teacher.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 11:16 PM (prlhT)

199 114 Pie aren't square. Pie are round.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

exactly. Cornbread is square.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2019 10:49 PM (mUa7G)

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Okay smartass. Name a trapezoidal food then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:17 PM (UGqF8)

200
Okay smartass. Name a trapezoidal food then.

Banana bread.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 11:18 PM (LL1Be)

201

Okay smartass. Name a trapezoidal food then.

Give me a minute to chew this Pop Tart just right.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2019 11:18 PM (HaL55)

202 Slice of pizza with the pointy end bitten off, DUH.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 10, 2019 11:18 PM (T71PA)

203 As to pay parity with engineers... it's rare. It depends on the situation. But it usually happens when someone needs some thing in a big ass hurry.

I've got my full time job, but those kinds of side jobs can be lucrative. If you're fast, people will keep you on speed dial. I had one of those just a couple weeks ago.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2019 11:10 PM (5aX2M)

No one NEEDS it in a hurry, they might WANT it in a hurry.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:18 PM (Rz2Nc)

204 You have a choice, though. I knew a big crew from there, they all became lawyers and engineers, Only my gf decided to chuck it all and become a teacher.

Oh, individuals from these schools do well (c.f. Steve Jobs, Reed College dropout).

It's interesting that collectively the graduates of these schools do so badly.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

205 Okay smartass. Name a trapezoidal food then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:17 PM


Tinned corned beef is trapezoidyle...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 11:19 PM (CLcKT)

206 185
I was born in *1951*. My dad was a dentist. Small town, upper midwest. One bathroom, one car ( dad walked to work) 6 kids, everybody had a roommate! You ate what mom made at dinner. You got ONE choice. Never felt deprived.
Posted by: free tibet at January 10, 2019 11:12 PM (oTMWb)


That's another good point. Middle class people ate at home back then. Going out for dinner, even to a fast food place, was a rare treat.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2019 11:20 PM (sdi6R)

207 Hey. How are you all doing?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 10, 2019 11:20 PM (MkcN1)

208 Yeah, and a typical middle class home had one bathroom, and a middle
class family owned one car. And they didn't have central air
conditioning. They may have had a window unit for the living room and/or
the master bedroom.



And one TV in the living room.



This was how I grew up. I didn't consider myself to be deprived.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
----Yep - eight kids in a small 3 BR bungalow, one bathroom. One car and both Mom and Dad worked fulltime jobs. It worked. When the oldest became teenagers, we had 5 working and sharing the car. There were plenty of times one of us would go pick someone up at work and then the person picked up would drop off the other at work. Sometimes you sat in a parking lot for an hour waiting. No one bitched, that's just the way it was.

We always had enough to eat and decent clothes to wear but there were no extras. Our big vacation for the year was to drive 8 hours to grandma's farm and be dropped off to spend the summer. We MIGHT go to an amusement park once a year.

I suppose we were poor but so was everyone else. I, at least, didn't notice.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 11:21 PM (9rIkM)

209
Good night, Hordians. Long week, and a hard weekend coming up.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2019 11:22 PM (LsBY9)

210 The sad aspect of RGB is that although a screaming Lefty, and deserving criticism on that point, she is now simply making herself the object of deserved insults based on her personal ego/self-indulgence, her own irresponsibility.

David said, "I have become the song of drunkards". Thus it has is with Ruthie. A sad circumstance of her own making.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:22 PM (2qPhT)

211 @207, joining you in inebriated solidarity.

Chin up, dude. You got this. We're here for ya.

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at January 10, 2019 11:22 PM (8ZeGS)

212 As to pay parity with engineers... it's rare. It depends on the situation. But it usually happens when someone needs some thing in a big ass hurry.

I've got my full time job, but those kinds of side jobs can be lucrative. If you're fast, people will keep you on speed dial. I had one of those just a couple weeks ago.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2019 11:10 PM (5aX2M)

No one NEEDS it in a hurry, they might WANT it in a hurry.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:18 PM (Rz2Nc)

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

My training in College was Electrical Engineering, although I went into electronics sales for decades. I used to tell customers there were 3 elements to any sale. Fast. Cheap. Quality. They could choose any two, but not all three.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:22 PM (ffYR/)

213 As of less than 10 years ago, I knew of a couple that was still using a Philco refrigerator they received as a wedding present in 1948. Not as their daily driver, it was relegated to soda pop duty for grandkids in the basement. The stove was still original to the home, a nice but admittedly small home built just after the war.

Sometimes you'll hear people say that old refrigerators use too much electricity, and you should turn it in and buy an "energy saver". Don't be fooled. Those old things use less juice, and run very quiet. They do need to be defrosted now and then. Anybody believe a refrigerator purchased in the last ten years will still be plugging away 60 years from now?

The whole mantra of buying cheap shit with borrowed money has an odor.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:23 PM (1l8jw)

214
Name a trapezoidal food then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:17 PM (UGqF8

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A pork chop.


Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2019 11:23 PM (mblbk)

215 No one NEEDS it in a hurry, they might WANT it in a hurry.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:18 PM (Rz2Nc)

"Good, fast or cheap. Pick any two"

Posted by: engineering shop motto at January 10, 2019 11:24 PM (eNHDE)

216 Okay smartass. Name a trapezoidal food then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)
----Balaclava

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 11:24 PM (9rIkM)

217 "Good, fast or cheap. Pick any two"
Posted by: engineering shop motto at January 10, 2019 11:24 PM (eNHDE)

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See #212.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:26 PM (ffYR/)

218 Dear Diary,

Life is so unfair. Daddy got me a new Mustang... it was awesome! Then I called Donnie dumb in gym class, so he left a poop in the back seat at lunchtime. Soooo gross!!

I told my mom on him. But when his dad came over to talk about it with her, Donnie just bought my Mustang from MY dad!!!

Oooooh, I hate him SO much!

Posted by: Jim Acosta at January 10, 2019 11:26 PM (pZzSk)

219 Acosta gets fisked, fisked real hard...

https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/
1083535899160399872

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2019 11:26 PM (Evws/)

220
And one TV in the living room.

This was how I grew up. I didn't consider myself to be deprived.
Posted by: rickl


And it was a black and white TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2019 11:27 PM (aKsyK)

221 216 ----Balaclava


is a hat.

Baklava perhaps?

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:27 PM (vWMNq)

222 Tonight's thread is sort of like the middle class version of "The Four Yorkshiremen":

"We weren't really poor back then, and were pretty comfortable. We managed."

"Oh yeah? Well we were fairly well-off too, now that I think of it."

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2019 11:27 PM (sdi6R)

223 A pork chop.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


boom. g'night everyone. gotta make up hours tomorrow as I was unwell-ish this week. later.

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at January 10, 2019 11:27 PM (8ZeGS)

224 Dear Diary: today I was pompous and my sister brother was crazy.

/covers pretty much my life since the early 1980s

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2019 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

225 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083426561435541504

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083426640456282112

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083426724589780994

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083426815455215617

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083426896396931074

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2019 11:27 PM (0Ntuf)

226 Okay smartass. Name a trapezoidal food then.
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In profile, flan.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:28 PM (U7Mh9)

227 219
Acosta gets fisked, fisked real hard...


At first glance, I saw "fisted" ... obviously I'm too tired to be up still.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:28 PM (vWMNq)

228 The sad aspect of RGB is that although a screaming Lefty, and deserving criticism on that point, she is now simply making herself the object of deserved insults based on her personal ego/self-indulgence, her own irresponsibility.

I think that no one in RBG's social circle dreamed that Hillary was going to lose, so RBG could wait for Hillary to win, swear Hillary in as President, and then retire.

Even if the Republicans controlled the Senate, "reasonableness" and "bipartisanship" would insure that a hard-Left replacement for RBG would still get confirmed.

This has to be an absolute nightmare for RBG - she never dreamed that she would be in a position where Trump could name her replacement.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 11:28 PM (I2/tG)

229

OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 10, 2019 11:29 PM (HaL55)

230 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083426981457334277

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083427078085791744

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083427209971449856

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083427295292018689

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1083427378523709442

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2019 11:29 PM (0Ntuf)

231 glad Jayme Closs is alive, although I didn't know who she was until tonight.

She's set for a rough life after all that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2019 11:29 PM (ykYG2)

232 Okay, so please indulge a Proud Papa:

My eldest (Physics PhD candidate at UConn) has been published for the first time (and yeah, there's prolly a better way to say that).

Something about time and gamma beams - I refuse to read the actual paper because it will give me a headache.

But so cool!

Posted by: ibguy at January 10, 2019 11:29 PM (vUcdz)

233 Baklava perhaps?



Posted by: Off the reservation
----
I wish I could blame that on autocorrect.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 11:30 PM (9rIkM)

234 "That's another good point. Middle class people ate at home back then. Going out for dinner, even to a fast food place, was a rare treat."

And tempered by the realization that I'd have to take a bath, and put on nice clothes. My oldest brother was on to it, he'd scan the menu, finding the most expensive thing he could find. LOL, I must have not gotten the memo, nor been vindictive.

Restaurants were far and few between. McDonalds was maybe 3 or 4 times a year it seemed like. Not 3 or 4 times a week. Orange juice was a rationed item. Cheese-Whiz came in tiny glass jars that doubled as tumblers. LOL

God bless mom & dad.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:30 PM (1l8jw)

235 See #212.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:26 PM (ffYR/)

Nah. I said it better.

Posted by: engineering shop motto at January 10, 2019 11:30 PM (eNHDE)

236 A duck!

Posted by: King Arthur (he's only a model) at January 10, 2019 11:30 PM (KNycr)

237 231
glad Jayme Closs is alive, although I didn't know who she was until tonight.



She's set for a rough life after all that.


You're not kidding.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidnapping_of_Jayme_Closs

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:31 PM (vWMNq)

238 But so cool!
Posted by: ibguy
----

Yes! How wonderful! Bless him (and you!) .

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 11:31 PM (9rIkM)

239
That's another good point. Middle class people ate at home back then. Going out for dinner, even to a fast food place, was a rare treat.
Posted by: rickl


Friend of mine just spent a gazillion bucks on a new kitchen. They eat out most of the time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2019 11:32 PM (aKsyK)

240 See #212.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:26 PM (ffYR/)

Nah. I said it better.
Posted by: engineering shop motto at January 10, 2019 11:30 PM (eNHDE)

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Debatable, but I said it first FTW!

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:32 PM (ffYR/)

241 238 Tonypete

Thank you (but: her).

Got her mama's brains.

Posted by: ibguy at January 10, 2019 11:32 PM (vUcdz)

242 Hey. How are you all doing?
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 10, 2019 11:20 PM (MkcN1)

I'm doing pretty awesome for a Thursday.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:33 PM (Rz2Nc)

243 In profile, flan.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:28 PM (U7Mh9)

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Touche.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:33 PM (UGqF8)

244
My eldest (Physics PhD candidate at UConn) has been published for the first time (and yeah, there's prolly a better way to say that).

Something about time and gamma beams - I refuse to read the actual paper because it will give me a headache.

But so cool!
Posted by: ibguy
------------

Consider yourself indulged. Time to put on your daddy hat, though, and remind him not to cross the beams.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:34 PM (fZcn6)

245 Name a food that resembles a plane curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the same radius.

Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:34 PM (eNHDE)

246 If we didn't in a bizarre upside down world rgbs personal nightmare would be 3 time cancer at 85. Not her legacy as a lefty royal judge. We are so boned.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 10, 2019 11:34 PM (0OmEj)

247 That's another good point. Middle class people ate
at home back then. Going out for dinner, even to a fast food place, was a
rare treat.




----
My kids told me that our family was the only one they knew of that had a set time for when we all sat down together for supper. Most nights at least one of their friends ate at our house.

I think they needed the companionship and sense of belonging.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 11:35 PM (9rIkM)

248 My eldest (Physics PhD candidate at UConn) has been published for the first time (and yeah, there's prolly a better way to say that).

Posted by: ibguy at January 10, 2019 11:29 PM (vUcdz)


That's awesome. Congratulations. To you and your son.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2019 11:35 PM (U96rM)

249 Name a food that resembles a plane curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the same radius.
Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:34 PM (eNHDE)

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Pork chop has already been used.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:35 PM (UGqF8)

250 My training in College was Electrical Engineering, although I went into electronics sales for decades. I used to tell customers there were 3 elements to any sale. Fast. Cheap. Quality. They could choose any two, but not all three.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:22 PM (ffYR/)

That's weird. We used to ask the sales people where they took the boss to lunch, and either cringe or say good choice. If we cringed and liked the salesman we'd tell him where to take him next time.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:36 PM (Rz2Nc)

251 Congrats, ibguy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2019 11:36 PM (KNycr)

252 What's sad, is a far lefty quack like "Buzzy" was confirmed 97 to 1 or somesuch. Republicans always act in a Bipartisan, collegial way. This is when democrats act partisan, and republicans act Bi.

Then a milquetoast guy like Kavanaugh comes up for bid, and it was looking like Mad Max in DC for a while.

F these people.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:36 PM (1l8jw)

253

Big Eyed Beams From Venus

https://youtu.be/mSxxmAK6iYg

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2019 11:36 PM (aKsyK)

254 My ideal wall? For the bad spots?

The first is a chain link fence topped with barbed wire. Then the service road topped with loose sand that will show footprints. Lots of sensors and cameras using wires and wireless datapaths. The jeeps that patrol drag a rake to smooth the sand behind them.

Then the real barriers start. First is primarily a vehicle barrier, short and solid, foundations buried deep. The next, spaced far enough away is the anti personnel barrier. Tall, with sensors starting at six feet up and two feet down. The electricity in the barbed wire starts twelve to fifteen feet up. Razor wire above that on both sides.

Then another road and chain link fence combo with lots of sensors. Including seismic and underground microphones.

The wireless data is scooped up by routers that send it down wire or fiber and laser or microwave to the response forts.

Backing this up are drones and aerostats monitoring everything five miles into Mexico and three miles into the US.

For places like the Canadian border, all we need is a single three strand barbed wire fence to mark where it is.

Posted by: rd at January 10, 2019 11:36 PM (kfj5i)

255 Name a food that resembles a plane curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the same radius.
Posted by: Food engineering
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Please don't eat the daisies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:37 PM (Ou6XS)

256 Friend of mine just spent a gazillion bucks on a new kitchen. They eat out most of the time.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2019 11:32 PM (aKsyK)

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Sounds like my now dead to me, lefty, now divorced sister. She insisted on spending $50k on a new kitchen that was Pro quality, and used once a freaking week. They are status symbols for the Country Club, let's do lunch crowd.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:38 PM (ffYR/)

257 Name a food that resembles a plane curve traced by a
point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed
circle of the same radius.
Posted by: Food engineering
Four HoHos? Two pair of HoHo's next to each other and then stacked on top of another pair.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 11:38 PM (9rIkM)

258 Flan is a conic section, not a trapezium at all...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 11:38 PM (CLcKT)

259 Name a food that resembles a plane curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the same radius.
Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:34 PM (eNHDE)


Pizza pie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 10, 2019 11:38 PM (T71PA)

260 Go toward the light, Ruth.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:38 PM (UGqF8)

261 Name a food I couldn't eat more of than you. After a good workout and a bowl of weed.

Posted by: Ana Navarro at January 10, 2019 11:39 PM (pZzSk)

262 Nice Ho Ho's, baby!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2019 11:39 PM (aKsyK)

263 Hell civil war era observation balloons would be an improvement.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2019 11:39 PM (KNycr)

264
My eldest (Physics PhD candidate at UConn) has been published for the first time (and yeah, there's prolly a better way to say that).

Posted by: ibguy at January 10, 2019 11:29 PM (vUcdz)
====

Cool, congrats to him!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 10, 2019 11:40 PM (mblbk)

265 Zettai Roshia-no Botto #170:
Exactly what in hell are you smoking tonight and where on Earf could one acquire some?

Hahhaa.

I'm sipping my usual rum-and, but we did legalize the med pot in Oklahoma last year, so I may have a contact high, except, we're pretty far out in the country.

When I was a kid, the town's main street had men's clothing, ladies' wear, shoe stores, cleaners, theaters, drugstores, hardware stores, real things. Now there's karate studios and boutiques and, as of the past month, a "medical" pot dispensary. Progress!

Posted by: mindful webworker - pass the paper bag that holds the bottle at January 10, 2019 11:40 PM (ytzxI)

266 Pizza

Posted by: Claudia Spanks at January 10, 2019 11:41 PM (ePWRo)

267 Name a food that resembles a plane curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the same radius.

Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:34 PM (eNHDE)


An onion ring.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2019 11:41 PM (U96rM)

268 ...Go toward the light Bug Zapper, Ruth.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:38 PM (UGqF



FIFY


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2019 11:41 PM (QzJWU)

269 "My kids told me that our family was the only one they knew of that had a set time for when we all sat down together for supper."

Good point. I noticed this as well, we had hard rules about being at certain places at certain times. Dinnertime was one of them. To be fair, we were unceremoniously kicked or encouraged out of the house during the summer months - "Do you want me to find something for you to do, or do you want to play outside?" That was great, and mostly illegal today. Playing outside after dark was not allowed for the most part.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:42 PM (1l8jw)

270 My training in College was Electrical Engineering, although I went into electronics sales for decades. I used to tell customers there were 3 elements to any sale. Fast. Cheap. Quality. They could choose any two, but not all three.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:22 PM (ffYR/)

That's weird. We used to ask the sales people where they took the boss to lunch, and either cringe or say good choice. If we cringed and liked the salesman we'd tell him where to take him next time.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:36 PM (Rz2Nc)

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Never took a Boss of mine to lunch in my life, as a host. We went, but not on the company card. I have no idea what you mean.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:42 PM (ffYR/)

271 Friend of mine just spent a gazillion bucks on a new kitchen. They eat out most of the time.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2019 11:32 PM (aKsyK)

We eat at home all the time, I'd love to spend a few bucks to remodel the kitchen, just to change from electric to gas would be wonderful.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

272 Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas #177:
So mindful is xx?

Eek! Teresa, dear, were you not warned about math here?

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 10, 2019 11:43 PM (ytzxI)

273 my town rang the Angelus at 6pm. meant I needed to be homw!

Posted by: free tibet at January 10, 2019 11:44 PM (CMq2e)

274 Republicans always act in a Bipartisan, collegial way.

When Sonia Sotomayor, an obvious hard-Left ideologue, came up for confirmation, she won 68-31.

Nine Republican senators voted for her, including Lamar Alexander, Richard Lugar, Susan Collins and Lindsay Graham.

Under the rules of the Senate at the time, if all the Republicans had voted no, the nomination would have been blocked.

Republicans don't do that, of course.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 10, 2019 11:44 PM (I2/tG)

275 Never took a Boss of mine to lunch in my life, as a host. We went, but not on the company card. I have no idea what you mean.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:42 PM (ffYR/)


Sales people would take the boss to lunch, not us. It mattered on the sale.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:44 PM (Rz2Nc)

276 Sounds like my now dead to me, lefty, now divorced sister. She insisted on spending $50k on a new kitchen that was Pro quality, and used once a freaking week. They are status symbols for the Country Club, let's do lunch crowd.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:38 PM (ffYR/)


I understand that. When I grew up everyone in our neighborhood had a really nice living room THAT NO ONE WAS ALLOWED IN! It was walled off and usually plastic covered. It got used maybe once every two years. But, it was a thing.

Of course, at our house everything got used and everything got trashed. We had a good time growing up.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2019 11:45 PM (U96rM)

277 All I got is two cupcakes smushed together a little.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 11:45 PM (oSGpk)

278 Ana Navarro seems like a bitch on wheels and a thoroughly unpleasant person.

But...

a 1.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2019 11:46 PM (sdi6R)

279 Name a food that resembles a plane curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the same radius.
Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:34 PM (eNHDE)
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Answer: Apple.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/cardioid-
in-math-definition-equation-examples.html

Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:46 PM (eNHDE)

280 276 Of course, at our house everything got used and everything got trashed. We had a good time growing up.


We spent almost all our waking hours outside. All seasons.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:46 PM (vWMNq)

281 But they were tasty.

Posted by: Claudia Spanks at January 10, 2019 11:47 PM (ePWRo)

282 Good point. I noticed this as well, we had hard rules about being at certain places at certain times. Dinnertime was one of them. To be fair, we were unceremoniously kicked or encouraged out of the house during the summer months - "Do you want me to find something for you to do, or do you want to play outside?" That was great, and mostly illegal today. Playing outside after dark was not allowed for the most part.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:42 PM (1l8jw)

If we weren't outside playing , it meant we were in trouble and getting the belt when dad got home.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:47 PM (Rz2Nc)

283 Flan is a conic section, not a trapezium at all...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto
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Strictly speaking, a trapezoid is planar figure, and no food would qualify. Specifying the flan in profile, rather than 3-D would seem reasonable.

At any rate:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9py22rv

Of course, one might object and refer to it as a pyramidal section.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:48 PM (YvUf/)

284 We eat at home all the time, I'd love to spend a few bucks to remodel the kitchen, just to change from electric to gas would be wonderful.


I am house hunting, and every one I look at that doesn't have a gas stove or range is discarded. First world problems, I know.

Posted by: no good deed at January 10, 2019 11:48 PM (uTY3H)

285 Middle Class America-
My folks were well to do, I think. We had an Angus ranch with 400 head of beautiful Black Angus. We ate chicken all the time, parents told us we didn't have any money, scrimped and saved and never went anywhere, no vacation, can't leave that many cattle to themselves. Hardly ever went out to eat.
We never knew any better. Never bothered me a bit and taught me to be frugal to this day.

Posted by: DBCooper at January 10, 2019 11:49 PM (bttOm)

286 Sebastian Gorka is saying that RBG isn't in DC but in NYC preparing to step down.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 10, 2019 11:49 PM (dKiJG)

287 Look how quickly people leaped to protect each other. That's human nature. we are a cooperative species. But culture can degrade that.

Posted by: Max Power at January 10, 2019 11:50 PM (QCc6B)

288 Of course, at our house everything got used and everything got trashed. We had a good time growing up.


We spent almost all our waking hours outside. All seasons.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:46 PM (vWMNq)

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Yep. If you stayed inside, Mom would find shit for you to do around the house. Daytimes were Mom quiet times. Just be home by dinner (and I grew up in Chicago).

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 10, 2019 11:50 PM (ffYR/)

289 An onion ring.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2019 11:41 PM (U96rM)

Onion rings and donuts are examples of a torus.

Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:50 PM (eNHDE)

290 ...Flan is a conic section, not a trapezium at all...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto
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Strictly speaking, a trapezoid is planar figure, and no food would qualify. Specifying the flan in profile, rather than 3-D would seem reasonable.

At any rate:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9py22rv

Of course, one might object and refer to it as a pyramidal section.



Worst ONT movie, ever.

Flan 9 from Outer Space



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2019 11:51 PM (QzJWU)

291 Answer: Apple.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/cardioid-
in-math-definition-equation-examples.html

Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:46 PM (eNHDE)


It depends on the starting point on the outer circle. The extremes are a tangent point and the other side of the diameter.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2019 11:51 PM (U96rM)

292 Onion rings and donuts are examples of a torus.

Posted by: Food engineering
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Bull!

Oh, wait.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 10, 2019 11:51 PM (9rIkM)

293 'THAT KID. IS BACK. ON THE ESCALATOR!'

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2019 11:52 PM (jE4S7)

294 Sebastian Gorka is saying that RBG isn't in DC but in NYC preparing to step down.

'Step down', my ass. I'm base-jumping off the Empire State!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 10, 2019 11:52 PM (oSGpk)

295 At any rate:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9py22rv



Of course, one might object and refer to it as a pyramidal section.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:48 PM


That dish looks like some sort of aspic with half of a whoopie pie on it...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 11:52 PM (CLcKT)

296 We spent almost all our waking hours outside. All seasons.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:46 PM (vWMNq)


Daylight hours. "Be back for dinner" was usually the only instruction.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2019 11:53 PM (U96rM)

297 The most disturbing part of that escalator video is how nonchalant and disinterested everyone is zooming downward 15 mph. It screams for some Phoptoshopping. Like 'Vote Democrat' signs and jackets. And a big industrial meat grinder at the bottom.

Posted by: Corona at January 10, 2019 11:53 PM (MceDl)

298 Torus:

------->
^ ^
| |
| |
------->

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:53 PM (vWMNq)

299 Worst ONT movie, ever.



Flan 9 from Outer Space







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2019 11:51 PM


But it's a cult classic!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 11:54 PM (CLcKT)

300 Topology, what is it good for?

Posted by: Klein Bottle at January 10, 2019 11:54 PM (2qPhT)

301 'Step down', my ass. I'm base-jumping off the Empire State!

I'm on the MMA undercard this weekend!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 10, 2019 11:54 PM (I2/tG)

302 rd, hmmm... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 11:54 PM (miE9U)

303 I had a weird thing happen. I had a piece of electronic gear powered by AA batteries.

It was acting strangely. It would start up and operate, then the lights dim and it would eventually stop. I had just put brand new name brand batteries in it. I pulled out the battery pack to see if the contacts were good and my wife asks "what's that noise?"

Her hearing is much better than mine.

I held the battery pack up to my ear and it was hissing. It would stop when certain batteries were out of the pack. Process of elimination I had it narrowed to one of two and threw them both out.

I have never had a new battery fail like that. Apparently the chemistry was cooking off when connected even without current flow and escaping the casing.

Weird,

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2019 11:54 PM (ZfRYq)

304 Okay smartass. Name a trapezoidal food then.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:17 PM (UGqF


Hamentaschen are triangular, maybe blintzes? Crab puffs?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2019 11:54 PM (mUa7G)

305 Best car for doing donuts in someone's yard:


Ford Torus.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2019 11:55 PM (QzJWU)

306 Didn't work. Imagine it's a square. Little arrows show how to align edges. Flip one arrow and it's a klein bottle. One of my profs told his wife that she couldn't sew the edges of the latter together ... but she kept trying.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:55 PM (vWMNq)

307 man, being cohen must really suck.

he is schucking and jiving to stay out of jail for what? he will never work for anyone again. he does not even have a medallion left to drive a cab. he is a convict, he is broke, and known to be untrustworthy and disloyal.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (MTjB1)

308
Onion rings and donuts are examples of a torus.

Posted by: Food engineering
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Bull!


Don't lose Focus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

309 >>Name a trapezoidal food then.


Honeycomb?

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (jE4S7)

310 when i grew up, 3 bedrooms, one bath, four people black and white tv, no air. went out to eat maybe twice a year. no big deal. i thought everybody lived that way. as soon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv. fuck, i must have been a drag on that crew. i survived. blows my mind how good people can have it today. of course, my parents never had any debt, either.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (KP5rU)

311 The most disturbing part of that escalator video is how nonchalant and disinterested everyone is zooming downward 15 mph.

You know that, at first, some people on the left are going, "man, did I get on the wrong escalator!"

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (EQ/NS)

312 Growing up, we never wanted for anything. But we did have one b&w tv, drank half powdered and half real milk, played outside until mom called us to come home for dinner. And yes we all ate dinner together.

And we wore toughskins

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (c1nDO)

313 We spent almost all our waking hours outside. All seasons.



Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:46 PM


I first read that as wanking hours...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (CLcKT)

314 Good point. I noticed this as well, we had hard rules about being at certain places at certain times. Dinnertime was one of them. To be fair, we were unceremoniously kicked or encouraged out of the house during the summer months - "Do you want me to find something for you to do, or do you want to play outside?" That was great, and mostly illegal today. Playing outside after dark was not allowed for the most part.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 10, 2019 11:42 PM (1l8jw)

If there is gas coming into the house it isn't that big of a deal to switchover.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 10, 2019 11:57 PM (Rz2Nc)

315 313 I first read that as wanking hours...


I lived in England until I was 9 so ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 10, 2019 11:58 PM (vWMNq)

316 Topology, what is it good for?
Posted by: Klein Bottle


Jokes about the "Hairy Ball Theorem", mostly.

Posted by: mikeski at January 10, 2019 11:58 PM (P1f+c)

317 Onion rings and donuts are examples of a torus.

Posted by: Food engineering at January 10, 2019 11:50 PM (eNHDE)


No. A torus is an example of a donut.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2019 11:58 PM (U96rM)

318 Blintzes are tubular.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2019 11:58 PM (UGqF8)

319 My folks spent twenty years saving and dreaming of the kitchen. My dad spent two years at the end shopping for the best deals on the best, heaviest stuff for me and my brother to haul around, while he designed the enormous thing on quadrille paper. Several walls had to go.

It's an industrial kitchen. It has a stupendous fridge, a shit load of floor space, two sinks on opposite sides, a Bosch double oven and a six-top Blue Star range. And a secondary, floating island cabinet thing on wheels. And about 100 sq. ft. of fixed counters.

But, it's also splattered in hickory, granite, stainless steel, and slate. All of it. It's obscene.

They did this so they'd both have room to cook with each other at maximum possible intensity without bickering over things.

And still, a couple of days each year, I end up toiling at menial tasks in the small auxiliary kitchen mom made me build before she got the big kitchen (for the frequent overflows from her former kitchen).

My parents are the exception to the giant useless kitchen builders.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2019 11:58 PM (5aX2M)

320 when i grew up, 3 bedrooms, one bath, four people black and white tv, no air. went out to eat maybe twice a year. no big deal. i thought everybody lived that way. as soon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv. fuck, i must have been a drag on that crew. i survived. blows my mind how good people can have it today. of course, my parents never had any debt, either.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at J



when did you graduate hs?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 10, 2019 11:58 PM (MTjB1)

321 If you're a torus, see your florist.

Posted by: ... at January 10, 2019 11:59 PM (uEbPt)

322 320: 1972.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2019 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

323 Tonight's ONT brought to you by too soon?

Isn't the time order of those two tweets, well, wrong?

Unless Monster has better news sources, the 7 shootings occur 27 minutes after the 7 job openings, timeline-wise.

Color me confused.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 11, 2019 12:00 AM (Z4rgH)

324 305 Best car for doing donuts in someone's yard:


Ford Torus.

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The Studebaker Rhombus was a victim of lousy marketing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2019 12:00 AM (UGqF8)

325 Krebs v Carnot #163:
Schroedinger's cat is gender fluid.

Laughing until I can hardly breathe.

Milady sez: And fluid in so many other ways, too.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE YOU CAN'T BE SURE WITH A CAT UNTIL YOU CHECK OW OMIGOD I'M BLEEDING!

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 12:01 AM (ytzxI)

326
as soon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at J

when did you graduate hs?
Posted by: yankeefifth


Same here.

HS grad 1969

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:02 AM (aKsyK)

327 323 Color me confused.


Mob hires.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 11, 2019 12:02 AM (vWMNq)

328 310 when i grew up, 3 bedrooms, one bath, four people black and white tv, no air. went out to eat maybe twice a year. no big deal. i thought everybody lived that way. as soon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv. fuck, i must have been a drag on that crew. i survived. blows my mind how good people can have it today. of course, my parents never had any debt, either.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2019 11:56 PM (KP5rU)

When my wife was growing up their black and white tv broke. Her parents didn't replace it. When she went off to college they paid to run the the cable to their place and got coloured tv.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 11, 2019 12:02 AM (Rz2Nc)

329 I'm trying to decide between buying a puppy or adoption a Mexican weather girl.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 12:03 AM (MkcN1)

330 My parents had an airhorn.

If we were not home (and we were pretty much not allowed inside if it was daylight) 15 minutes before dinnertime, they would fire it off.

If we were too far away to hear it, no dinner and trouble.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 12:04 AM (jE4S7)

331 oon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at J

when did you graduate hs?
Posted by: yankeefifth

Same here.

HS grad 1969
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at J

damn you guys are old.

maybe the black and white motif here is comforting to you old guys.

the red text must really freak you guys out.

/

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

332 329 I'm trying to decide between buying a puppy or adoption a Mexican weather girl.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 12:03 AM (MkcN1)

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Pro Tip: Once the Wall is up, prices on Mexican weather girls are expected to go through the roof.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2019 12:05 AM (UGqF8)

333 A dad has invented a new app. It locks the kids' cell phones until they reply to his text message.

I already like this guy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 11, 2019 12:05 AM (Z4rgH)

334 I'm trying to decide between buying a puppy or adoption a Mexican weather girl.

Posted by: Northernlurker
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Make sure she has her shots.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 11, 2019 12:05 AM (9rIkM)

335 San Franpsycho, I don't remember the emergency staff at the bottom of the Leningrad subway escalators. But I mostly took the trams and buses, trams usually. For some reason, remember the Moscow metro better.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2019 12:05 AM (QDnY+)

336 weather girl. you need to know how to dress for the day.

Posted by: free tibet at January 11, 2019 12:06 AM (jOEDM)

337 "You know that, at first, some people on the left are going, "man, did I get on the wrong escalator!""
==
The ones zooming down never gave a thought about, "Hey, how are people safely disembarking this thing?"
Meanwhile Astro the dog hops up and watches George Jetson get mangled in his out-of-control exercise machine.

Posted by: Corona at January 11, 2019 12:06 AM (MceDl)

338 What red text?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:06 AM (aKsyK)

339 i knew i wasn't the only one here who grew up that way. i had it better than my parents. both our kids graduated college, have good jobs, and are responsible. can't complain.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2019 12:06 AM (KP5rU)

340 The good thing about a pupppy is if you sneeze, it won't get pregnant.

A Mexican Weather Girl, however...

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 12:06 AM (jE4S7)

341
If we were not home (and we were pretty much not allowed inside if it was daylight) 15 minutes before dinnertime, they would fire it off.

If we were too far away to hear it, no dinner and trouble.
Posted by: garrett
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We had a farm bell, mounted on a post, with a cord that ran to the porch. Bell rings, it's time to head for home.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:07 AM (U7Mh9)

342 Pro Tip: Once the Wall is up, prices on Mexican weather girls are expected to go through the roof.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at J


you have that backwards. once the wall goes up, once ice starts rounding them up and sending them home in cattle cars, mexican weather girls will beg you to live in your basement and subsist on a diet of cum and spankings.

most of what makes mexico tolerable is that they can escape to America when necessary.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:07 AM (MTjB1)

343 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2019 11:58 PM (5aX2M)

That's sounds great. I have a nice double oven which is why I haven't replace with gas. The rest of the kitchen is very Amish, nice simple cabinetry with lots of space.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 11, 2019 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

344 yeah, im old, y5. better than the alternative.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2019 12:07 AM (KP5rU)

345 What red text?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at J



you just have green?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:07 AM (MTjB1)

346 "damn you guys are old"
==
29 is a helluva drug.

Posted by: Corona at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (MceDl)

347 320 as soon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv


My parents paved the driveway and got a snow-blower. Color tv also. A/C had to wait for another 10 years but not really necessary in (almost) northern Ontario.

Shovelling a gravel driveway is a real pain.

1977

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (vWMNq)

348 303 I had a weird thing happen. I had a piece of electronic gear powered by AA batteries.

It was acting strangely. It would start up and operate, then the lights dim and it would eventually stop. I had just put brand new name brand batteries in it. I pulled out the battery pack to see if the contacts were good and my wife asks "what's that noise?"

Her hearing is much better than mine.

I held the battery pack up to my ear and it was hissing. It would stop when certain batteries were out of the pack. Process of elimination I had it narrowed to one of two and threw them both out.

I have never had a new battery fail like that. Apparently the chemistry was cooking off when connected even without current flow and escaping the casing.

Weird,

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2019 11:54 PM (ZfRYq)



I had a pack of Duracells that corroded quickly. They were Triple A's. At first I thought it was something with the remote they were in. But then I looked at the pack and all of those unused batteries had corrosion.

Posted by: buzzion at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (cAnNx)

349 yeah, im old, y5. better than the alternative.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at J



that is true.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (MTjB1)

350 the red text must really freak you guys out.

/
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:04 AM (MTjB1)


Nah. Even the old typewriters had red tape. Red text is really more of a throwback ... like monospaced fonts.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (U96rM)

351 damn you guys are old.



maybe the black and white motif here is comforting to you old guys.



the red text must really freak you guys out.


Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:04 AM (MTjB1)


Let me tell you how miserable I became when they switched out the IBM database with the white letters on the black background for the Windows based cluster we have now.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (mUa7G)

352 What red text?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Yeah, I don't get that either. All characters are in green.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (U7Mh9)

353 My wife laughs at me when I mentally calculate the best value size pizza at a restaurant. Only one place in the area actually prices the S, M and L equally, so I know the owner is a dork. More than 9 times out of 10, the largest pizza is the best deal, and leftovers are tasty.

Posted by: Roy at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (ABjxW)

354 If we were too far away to hear it, no dinner and trouble.


Same for us but it was my dad whistling.

Posted by: no good deed at January 11, 2019 12:09 AM (uTY3H)

355 >>My wife laughs at me when I mentally calculate the best value size pizza at a restaurant.


The Sicillian.


Next question.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 12:10 AM (jE4S7)

356 Nah. Even the old typewriters had red tape. Red text is really more of a throwback ... like monospaced fonts.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at J



good thing you have a daisy wheel or this place would take forever to refresh.


nothing worse than blogging and commenting on teletype.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:10 AM (MTjB1)

357 I wonder if those batteries were some ChiCom knockoffs?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:11 AM (aKsyK)

358 I just read a blog post in which a person completely NON-ironically, I swear this was 100% straight, used the acronym "LGBTQIA2S".

Are we allowed to just say "weirdos"?

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 11, 2019 12:11 AM (rWZ8Y)

359 If we were too far away to hear it, no dinner and trouble.



Posted by: garrett
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We also had an old school bell and when at gramma's, she used an old mower blade hung by the porch. She'd beat on it with an old tire iron.

That lady didn't waste a damn thing.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 11, 2019 12:11 AM (9rIkM)

360 had a pack of Duracells that corroded quickly. They were Triple A's. At first I thought it was something with the remote they were in. But then I looked at the pack and all of those unused batteries had corrosion.
Posted by: buzzion at J



you should shoot robert conrad an email.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

361 Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 11, 2019 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

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Yeah... it's hard to make me envious. I'm a simple guy. But when I cook in that kitchen, and then go home to mine, it makes me sad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:12 AM (5aX2M)

362 Northernlurker - has it been about a year already? Time just doesn't quit coming at us.

Glad you've shared your journey here. Get loose, feel your pain and your pleasant memories. Don't go too far. Be how you would like to be, you know, with your best friend.

If I may be so bold.

* hands Northernlurker an already-opened pack of cheese and crackers off the buffet *

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 12:12 AM (ytzxI)

363
That lady didn't waste a damn thing.
Posted by: Tonypete


Nor should anyone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:12 AM (aKsyK)

364 nothing worse than blogging and commenting on teletype.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:10 AM (MTjB1)


When I was growing up we used to blog by smoke signal. And you palefaces are whining about your hyper-advanced teletype systems ...

Posted by: Lizzie Warren, Professional Cherokee at January 11, 2019 12:13 AM (U96rM)

365 e also had an old school bell and when at gramma's, she used an old mower blade hung by the porch. She'd beat on it with an old tire iron.


--------

We knew it was dinner time when our manservant Cavendish played that little chime thingie with the three tones.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2019 12:14 AM (UGqF8)

366 We have more cars and space in our houses than our parents and grandparents. We take better vacations. But we also don't have 6-7 kids to support.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at January 11, 2019 12:15 AM (54Cql)

367
you should shoot robert conrad an email.
Posted by: yankeefifth


He had a radio/podcast show recently.
Sounded awful. Doesn't look good either.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:15 AM (aKsyK)

368 If I may be so bold.

* hands Northernlurker an already-opened pack of cheese and crackers off the buffet *
Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 12:12 AM (ytzxI)

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This seems like one of those points at which a ritual declaration of No Homo would be in order.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2019 12:15 AM (UGqF8)

369 An airhorn? Not a bad idea.

Raise your hand if you ever built a Tennis Ball Cannon. The first time I saw ine, I couldn't believe it. Must have been 7 or 8. It wasn't sold in stores, and used commonly available items from around anyone's home. What wizardry is this!? What are those older boys doing? Boom! I wanted one. Mom didn't approve, dad was intrigued.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 11, 2019 12:16 AM (1l8jw)

370 362 Northernlurker - has it been about a year already? Time just doesn't quit coming at us.

Glad you've shared your journey here. Get loose, feel your pain and your pleasant memories. Don't go too far. Be how you would like to be, you know, with your best friend.

If I may be so bold.

* hands Northernlurker an already-opened pack of cheese and crackers off the buffet *
Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 12:12 AM (ytzxI)

You got it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 12:16 AM (MkcN1)

371 as soon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv

After I left for college, my mom remodeled my bedroom out of existence. When I came back for Christmas, I laughed, and said: "You could have simply told me not to move back."

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 12:17 AM (I2/tG)

372 When I was growing up we used to blog by smoke signal. And you palefaces are whining about your hyper-advanced teletype systems ...
Posted by: Lizzie Warren, Professional Cherokee at January 11, 2019 12:13 AM (U96rM)

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Look who's fancy, with her low-latency, high-bandwidth comms.

All we got was ochre and a charred stick.

Posted by: Cro Magnon at January 11, 2019 12:18 AM (5aX2M)

373 371; my bedroom became a "library."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2019 12:18 AM (KP5rU)

374 I'm trying to decide between buying a puppy or adoption a Mexican weather girl.

I'm reminded of a poster showing a stunning blond in a red dress doing her toenails on the hood of a red Ferrari.

The caption was: "In the long run, the car is cheaper."

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 11, 2019 12:19 AM (I2/tG)

375 372 All we got was ochre and a charred stick.



I got a rock.


Posted by: Homo Habilis at January 11, 2019 12:20 AM (vWMNq)

376 374 I'm trying to decide between buying a puppy or adoption a Mexican weather girl.

I'm reminded of a poster showing a stunning blond in a red dress doing her toenails on the hood of a red Ferrari.

The caption was: "In the long run, the car is cheaper."
Posted by: The ARC of History at January 11, 2019 12:19 AM (I2/tG)

Chuckles

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 12:20 AM (MkcN1)

377
as soon as i moved out, parents got central air and color tv

After I left for college, my mom remodeled my bedroom out of existence. When I came back for Christmas, I laughed, and said: "You could have simply told me not to move back."
Posted by: Notorious RBG


When my dad came back from WW2 he found that his mom had thrown out a lot of his stuff.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:21 AM (aKsyK)

378 Fancy shmancy ochre. We had burnt sienna AND umber.

Posted by: Corona at January 11, 2019 12:22 AM (MceDl)

379 My wife laughs at me when I mentally calculate the best value size pizza at a restaurant. Only one place in the area actually prices the S, M and L equally, so I know the owner is a dork. More than 9 times out of 10, the largest pizza is the best deal, and leftovers are tasty.
Posted by: Roy at January 11, 2019 12:08 AM (ABjxW)

Oh, good it isn't just me that does stuff like that. Today I was in a jury pool and went undrafted. When I got home I told my wife the ballif made some effiency mistakes and the judge made a legal error too. I need to go back and tell them. She talked me out of doing that. Lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 11, 2019 12:23 AM (Rz2Nc)

380
I'm trying to decide between buying a puppy or adoption a Mexican weather girl.

The pooch will chew your shoes and poop on the rug but will actually love you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:23 AM (aKsyK)

381 He had a radio/podcast show recently.
Sounded awful. Doesn't look good either.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at J




entirely believable. snorting and whoring your way through 70s and 80s hollywood is going to leave a mark.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:23 AM (MTjB1)

382 372 All we got was ochre and a charred stick.



I got a rock.



Posted by: Homo Habilis at January 11, 2019 12:20 AM



heheheh eh heheh.... "Homo"... heheheh

Posted by: beavis at January 11, 2019 12:24 AM (LkFnL)

383 There are a goodly number of 20's houses in the neighborhood. When I see one being renovated by a new owner, I stop by and check the construction dumpster to see if any interesting vintage bits are being discarded.

People throw out amazing stuff. Very nice fixtures and hardware of all sorts (not up to code, must go! Not UL, must go! Etc.).

Anyhow, wandering through one such house, I noted the under-carpet foot switch in the dining room, used to summon the servant to clear away dishes, serve the next course. Many of the larger homes had servant's quarters over the garage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:25 AM (w54mS)

384 Imagine lying about the President lying on national TV.

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 11, 2019 12:25 AM (ICWiF)

385 Moebius bacon strips cook in half the time.

Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 12:26 AM (RuIsu)

386 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 11, 2019 12:26 AM (miE9U)

387 nite, steve. this old timing man say adios, too. be well, all.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2019 12:27 AM (KP5rU)

388
Many of the larger homes had servant's quarters over the garage.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Did they have those vertical ribbons you pull to call for the butler?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:27 AM (aKsyK)

389 Yeah... it's hard to make me envious. I'm a simple guy. But when I cook in that kitchen, and then go home to mine, it makes me sad.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:12 AM (5aX2M)

I understand. My next kitchen is going to be awesome, and the outdoor kitchen will be very nice too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 11, 2019 12:27 AM (Rz2Nc)

390 Whippersnappers these days.

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/
watch-2-adorably-clueless-teens-17-
baffled-by-a-rotary-phone

Posted by: Remember twisted, tangled phone cords? at January 11, 2019 12:29 AM (eNHDE)

391 And you would have had a landline phone, likely with a party line. And if you called long distance, you'd be careful not to talk too long.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 11, 2019 12:29 AM (Lqy/e)

392 Many of the larger homes had servant's quarters over the garage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:25 AM (w54mS)


In a lot of New York co-ops they had servants' quarters in the penthouse! If you're in a building where the elevator stops two or three floors before the top that's because the servants lived above. You had to take stairs to get up there.

Funny, now those apartments are the most expensive in the buildings.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 12:29 AM (U96rM)

393 Very early internet story on Usenet probably, something like that. Anyway finding old things in houses stories came up.

One I recall, the guy said a buddy, must have been in the 1960s, he was in the process of tearing down an old farmhouse. He hadn't talked to him in a while. He saw him at a gas station, he pulled up and motioned him over. He opened the trunk of his car, and it was stuffed full of cash, he found in a wall. He said he watched the guy drive away and nobody ever saw or heard from him again.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 11, 2019 12:30 AM (1l8jw)

394 Did they have those vertical ribbons you pull to call for the butler?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Actually, I think that each room at the Biltmore Estate does have a button to summon a servant from the basement. George Vanderbilt was big on electricity though, so electric.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:31 AM (w54mS)

395
And if you called long distance, you'd be careful not to talk too long.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


Because we were truly "green"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:31 AM (aKsyK)

396 Did they have those vertical ribbons you pull to call for the butler?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:27 AM (aKsyK)

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I remember back in the 2016 campaign, seeing an interview with Trump's butler. That's when it hit me, how rich he really is.

I didn't know anyone still had them in this country.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:31 AM (5aX2M)

397 Moebius bacon strips cook in half the time.

Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 12:26 AM (RuIsu)

And Moebius pancakes don't have to be flipped.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 12:33 AM (nPGq2)

398 I'm drawing a marker right her in the sand and you heard it here first. There is a middle generation between Millenials and Generation Z and THAT is the lost conservative generation. Not Generation Z.

Posted by: Max Power at January 11, 2019 12:33 AM (QCc6B)

399 In a lot of New York co-ops they had servants' quarters in the penthouse!
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I think that was common. Though the help worked in the basement, their quarters were on the upper floors. Generally the servants staircase was narrow, and at the back of the home.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:33 AM (w54mS)

400 391 And you would have had a landline phone, likely with a party line. And if you called long distance, you'd be careful not to talk too long.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 11, 2019 12:29 AM (Lqy/e)

My wife had the party line growing up. I had an older sister so I have no idea what type of phone we had cause she was always on it.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 11, 2019 12:33 AM (Rz2Nc)

401
I didn't know anyone still had them in this country.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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'Concierge', now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:34 AM (w54mS)

402 And Moebius pancakes don't have to be flipped.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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But the syrup runs off at odd angles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:36 AM (ZMWtN)

403 I remember back in the 2016 campaign, seeing an interview with Trump's butler. That's when it hit me, how rich he really is.

I didn't know anyone still had them in this country.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:31 AM (5aX2M)

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If you are a Multi Billionaire, what is your time worth? This is the rationale for CEOs flying privately and using limos for ground transport. If you can calculate your waking time into hundreds of thousands/hour, this is justified.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 12:37 AM (ffYR/)

404 Fuck me I've been mashing f5 on the last thread.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 11, 2019 12:38 AM (0OmEj)

405 If you can calculate your waking time into hundreds of thousands/hour, this is justified.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
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*does the math*

Dammit. I'm gonna have to keep scrubbing the commodes myself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:39 AM (ZMWtN)

406 I'm 36, so still kind of a spring chicken compared to some of y'all, but I'm still old enough to remember not having the many benefits of technology. We didn't have cable or new cars or anything like that growing up. Vacation was camping. My husband had the same experience, and we've commented that our lives today are unimaginably luxurious compared to our respective childhoods. And we live well within our income.

I think the earlier comment about the constantly increasing "standard" of middle class living is on point. If you think that you should have the newest, fanciest car, trips to Europe or resorts, designer clothes, etc., and your income is comparable to ours*, then any financial problems you are having are almost certainly your own.

*To be fair, we actually make a very comfortable amount...in the 150-200 range combined, which in the Houston suburbs buys you a lot of house...but we also have a lot of medical expenses, like a good 20-40k worth per year, that the average family does not. Sympathy level for my fellow civil servants = 0.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 11, 2019 12:39 AM (rWZ8Y)

407 Random 175 decibel train horns triggered by touching the wall.

And flamethrowers firing directly up from the ground.


Posted by: mikeyG at January 10, 2019 10:59 PM (LL1Be)

======================
Sounds pretty complicated. All you need Yoko Ono singing "Warzone" on a 175 db sound system. That should do nicely, or badly.

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 12:40 AM (Pqytn)

408 *does the math*

Dammit. I'm gonna have to keep scrubbing the commodes myself.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:39 AM (ZMWtN)

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Me too, but with my worth, I use an old toothbrush so it occupies me for a longer period of time.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 12:42 AM (ffYR/)

409 I could not figure out why the ont had ended at 290. I'm one stupid moron.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 11, 2019 12:42 AM (0OmEj)

410 Moebius bacon strips cook in half the time.
Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 12:26 AM (RuIsu)

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And these bottles pour in half the time:

"These are the finest closed, non-orientable, boundary-free manifolds sold anywhere in our three spatial dimensions."

https://tinyurl.com/yt75rf

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:42 AM (5aX2M)

411 Went to the Commemorative Air Force museum at Falcon Field today. Saw the B17G "Sentimental Journey", and many other planes. Had a great time.


Got back home, and there was daylight left, so I took the right front wheel off the Studebaker Lark. No brake fluid was getting to the wheel cylinder, and that, too was seized. I was able to clean up the wheel cylinder, and ream out the clogged flex hose, and it now has working brakes, and stops quite well. Needless to say, I am now going to redo the brakes on all 4 wheels: new shoes, new wheel cylinders, and new flex lines, at the very least.

And I found why it rode so hard. The front shocks were seized solid, and it had zero suspension travel. Took the seized shocks out altogether (and the fasteners undid easily!), and the car now rides quietly. New shocks on the list, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 12:43 AM (nPGq2)

412 Me too, but with my worth, I use an old toothbrush so it occupies me for a longer period of time.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
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We have to use the *one* that we have and share for that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:44 AM (4bd7D)

413 Hyperbutter is good on the Mobius flapjacks. If you use too much you taste it yesterday.

Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 12:44 AM (RuIsu)

414 I think the earlier comment about the constantly increasing "standard" of middle class living is on point. If you think that you should have the newest, fanciest car, trips to Europe or resorts, designer clothes, etc., and your income is comparable to ours*, then any financial problems you are having are almost certainly your own.

There was a book The Millionaire Next Door, which posited that the millionaires in a town were not the doctors and the lawyers driving around in swanky cars, but the guy who owned the local janitorial supply company.

One piece of advice in the book was that if you want to become rich, don't live in an upscale neighborhood. It's not the cost of housing, but the neighborhood status competition will kill you financially, if you are not very strong willed.

Social media now exacerbates that, of course - if your friends are Instagramming their perfect Hawaiian vacations, it is difficult not to indulge.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 11, 2019 12:47 AM (I2/tG)

415 Howdy yall!

How's the ONT tonight?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2019 12:47 AM (PkVlr)

416 If you are a Multi Billionaire, what is your time worth?

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Oh, of course... not disparaging having a butler.

But he's a highly trained, valuable guy you're paying a lot of money to run a staff of well-trained, moderately valuable people who run your home and also require decently appointed quarters of their own.

It says it in a way numbers can't. A butler means you're filthy, stinking rich.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:48 AM (5aX2M)

417
Social media now exacerbates that, of course - if your friends are Instagramming their perfect Hawaiian vacations, it is difficult not to indulge.
Posted by: The ARC of History


The Navy gave me a Hawaiian vacation so I don't care.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:50 AM (aKsyK)

418 It says it in a way numbers can't. A butler means you're filthy, stinking rich.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:48 AM (5aX2M)

You can, however, have a dumbwaiter fairly cheaply.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 12:51 AM (nPGq2)

419 our family history is not so much about keeping up with the joneses as it is living very frugally and then buying the jones' ranch when they go under.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:51 AM (MTjB1)

420 would rather have a whore maid in the penthouse than a butler.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:52 AM (MTjB1)

421 But he's a highly trained, valuable guy you're paying a lot of money to run a staff of well-trained, moderately valuable people who run your home and also require decently appointed quarters of their own.

It says it in a way numbers can't. A butler means you're filthy, stinking rich.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 12:48 AM (5aX2M)

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Of course it does. Was this ever even in question? We all knew he was a multi billionaire, and that he availed himself of such perks.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 12:52 AM (ffYR/)

422 Three men from Blaydon-on-Tyne
Went to sea in a bottle by Klein
Since everything outside was inside the hull
the scenery was exceedingly dull

Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 12:52 AM (RuIsu)

423
would rather have a whore maid in the penthouse than a butler.
Posted by: yankeefifth


Whore maid in the penthouse with a candlestick.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 12:54 AM (aKsyK)

424 The Mexican weather girl of pianists.

https://youtu.be/Nb9YqX4iid0

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 12:55 AM (MkcN1)

425 our family history is not so much about keeping up with the joneses as it is living very frugally and then buying the jones' ranch when they go under.
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:51 AM (MTjB1)

'Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.'

Posted by: Yuh, yuh, ayhuh! at January 11, 2019 12:55 AM (eNHDE)

426 'Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.'
Posted by: Yuh, yuh, ayhuh! at J


yes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:57 AM (MTjB1)

427 GnuBreed #323:
Tonight's ONT brought to you by too soon?
Isn't the time order of those two tweets, well, wrong?
...7 shootings occur 27 minutes after the 7 job openings...


Hahaha. I noticed that, too. Glad you commented on it, because it seems all the more diabolical that way.

Mwahahahaaa

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 01:01 AM (ytzxI)

428 I've known two different old men with bang-maids. One worked out, the other one was a bitch.

But I've never known a young or middle-aged guy with this arrangement. *ponders*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 01:01 AM (5aX2M)

429 Subhumans who sexually or otherwise abuse children deserve a prolonged painful, as in screaming for hours on end torment. After 4 or 5 days, once they are reduced to quivering piles of mutilated flesh and busted bone they get eaten by hogs. Live video, just to discourage other spawn of Satan.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 11, 2019 01:01 AM (jBtfq)

430 ...'Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.'


Posted by: Yuh, yuh, ayhuh! at January 11, 2019 12:55 AM (eNHDE)



My stockpile of scrap building materials out in the garage pays dividends in avoiding subsequent trips to Lowes Depot. Same the organizers full of fasteners.

And let's not talk about the spare motors pulled from otherwise broken lawn care implements.

I don't have all the tools that AoP has on his estate, but I do OK for a one-car garage sized shop, stuffed to the gills.

I can cut it, mend it, bind it, bolt it, glue it, rivet it, weld it and a few other things beside, which I can't remember at the moment.

What's amazing, is that out of the 33 homes in this neighborhood, only two of us have the tools n' the skills.

The rest?

They've learned I won't lend my tools, unless my skills come along for the ride.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:04 AM (QzJWU)

431 If you had an Olaffson and Bang maid would she provide great music AND good sex?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 01:05 AM (MkcN1)

432 ...Subhumans who sexually or otherwise abuse children deserve a prolonged painful, as in screaming for hours on end torment. After 4 or 5 days, once they are reduced to quivering piles of mutilated flesh and busted bone they get eaten by hogs. Live video, just to discourage other spawn of Satan.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 11, 2019 01:01 AM (jBtfq)



You are a merciful Moron.

Three days between the torments and the hogs.

By time they're done with their contemplations, they'll beg for the baptism of baconinity.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:08 AM (QzJWU)

433 Imagine libtards are clueless, it is easy to do. No functioning cortex and occasional short lived lucid moments too. Imagine a world of fools, useless dangerous tools wondering why the sky is above us, not understanding why they are on the bus to the gulag.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 11, 2019 01:08 AM (jBtfq)

434 The young version of the bang-maid from the first season of American Horror Story. That's the one I need to hire.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 01:11 AM (5aX2M)

435 >>I've known two different old men with bang-maids.

Wet nurses, my boy, young wet nurses.

Posted by: John D. Rockefeller at January 11, 2019 01:11 AM (f1Vqw)

436 113: stolen person.
@queersocialism
heterosexuality does not exist without sexual and gendered coercion. there is no such thing as a heterosexuality that is not inherently coercive. there is no heterosexuality that does not reinforce structural oppression.

there is no "healthy" or "good" heterosexuality, period.



Didn't work out too well for Sodom and Gomorrah.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 11, 2019 01:12 AM (WNAuL)

437 That reminds me. I have a B&O ghetto blaster available to me. I gave it as a gift 20 years ago, it never gets used anymore. I'll borrow it back.

Oh, yeah...

Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 01:12 AM (RuIsu)

438 klaftern #385:
Moebius bacon strips cook in half the time.

My brilliant lady notes:

Turning them is tricky, though

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 01:12 AM (ytzxI)

439 434 The young version of the bang-maid from the first season of American Horror Story. That's the one I need to hire.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice



Alexandra Breckenridge

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 11, 2019 01:14 AM (WNAuL)

440 #438
You should see the pig.

Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 01:15 AM (RuIsu)

441 I don't have all the tools that AoP has on his estate, but I do OK for a one-car garage sized shop, stuffed to the gills.



I can cut it, mend it, bind it, bolt it, glue it, rivet it, weld it
and a few other things beside, which I can't remember at the moment.



What's amazing, is that out of the 33 homes in this neighborhood, only two of us have the tools n' the skills.



The rest?



They've learned I won't lend my tools, unless my skills come along for the ride.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX







Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:04 AM (QzJWU)

I don't know if I have all that many tools, Jim. A garage full can be a lot.
I am getting set to install plumbing in the trailer-portion of this house here in AJ. I got one-piece molded fiberglass tub/shower combo, in near pristine condition for $65. It's olive green, hah. But a brand new one? $375 bucks. A sink I already have. And I got a one-piece Kohler terlet for $65, missing the valves, which can be had new for a few dollars. A new one-piece? $179 and up. And the porcelain part doesn't wear out. Not even dirty.
And I got a molded Formica kitchen countertop for $20, and a double stainless-steel kitchen sink for $40. Same sink in Home Despot: $129. I have new faucets for the bathroom sink, thanks to our friend Chi, and I will buy a new Delta faucet for the kitchen sink, when it goes. And new faucets for the tub/shower, of course. And I will be able to afford to buy high-grade faucets for them, because I have saved a bundle on the basic fixtures.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:15 AM (nPGq2)

442 Jim,

I prefer torment lasts at least 4 or 5 days, 7,8,9, 10 days would be better. Record the screams and make sure every Congress critter heard the torment that awaits them. The days of tar and feathers is no longer adequate. Drawn and quartered at a minimum.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 11, 2019 01:18 AM (jBtfq)

443 Older Rancher I once had a deer lease from had a bang-maid, a gen-ewe-wine Mexican Cutie, sans papers from South of the Border.

She genuinely loved the man, and was fully devoted to him.

He was not as empassioned, but was equally committed, and had his estate structured as to both provide for his heirs, *and* pay for every effort to be made as to her legalization.

She wasn't "beautiful". But was cute as a button, smart so as to be at home here with the Horde, and absolutely worked her ass off in the household, and PROTECTED that old man like a rabid honey badger on crack.

She was formidable, admirable and desirable.

Those talents would though go to no one, while he was still alive.

Loyal.

Whichever Gringo found her after he'd passed, would've been one hell of a lucky man.

What she wasn't, was an American Princess of the Whining Class.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:19 AM (QzJWU)

444 Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:19 AM (QzJWU)

*ponders even more*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 01:22 AM (5aX2M)

445 ...I don't know if I have all that many tools, Jim. A garage full can be a lot.
I am getting set to install plumbing in the trailer-portion of this house here in AJ. I got one-piece molded fiberglass tub/shower combo, in near pristine condition for $65. It's olive green, hah. But a brand new one? $375 bucks. A sink I already have. And I got a one-piece Kohler terlet for $65, missing the valves, which can be had new for a few dollars. A new one-piece? $179 and up. And the porcelain part doesn't wear out. Not even dirty.
And I got a molded Formica kitchen countertop for $20, and a double stainless-steel kitchen sink for $40. Same sink in Home Despot: $129. I have new faucets for the bathroom sink, thanks to our friend Chi, and I will buy a new Delta faucet for the kitchen sink, when it goes. And new faucets for the tub/shower, of course. And I will be able to afford to buy high-grade faucets for them, because I have saved a bundle on the basic fixtures.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:15 AM (nPGq2)



If I was up there with you, that one piece fiberglass tub/shower would be in the landfill, and I'd be custom-tiling your walk in shower with frameless glass enclosure.

Same with the formica, and you'd have your choice of poured in place concrete countertops, tile or we could join forces on a stainless installation.

Kitchen faucet would be a spring/hose commercial spray rig from a restaurant supply or surplus.

My thing is to build in things that are "once and done FOREVER", vs. limited life span materials.

I know for a fact I don't have the tool inventory you do, because I've been here since '04 and read EVERY thing.

Only thing I wish I had to go with my tools, is the "more time" to put 'em to good use.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:26 AM (QzJWU)

446 Nurse ratched #415:
Howdy yall!
How's the ONT tonight?


Fair t' middlin'. Not enough beaughbies but otherwise calm.

I'd just like to point out that, while the styleguide calls for "y'all" to include an apostrophe, the lack thereof is entirely approved and acceptable as normal as i taint no biggie.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 01:29 AM (ytzxI)

447 I didn't sleep more than than an hour last night (damn tinnitus ) but after wine followed by vodka, I think I can sleep. Good night you deplorable horde. Keep on kepping on, learn to reload, and most importantly learn how to grow food and preserve it. If you are not in it for the long haul, you are not inside the ballpark.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 11, 2019 01:30 AM (jBtfq)

448 2020 will soon be here. 1,000,000 felons in florida have been sent letters telling them how to register and vote by soros funded democrat party front group.

Posted by: ramondo at January 11, 2019 01:37 AM (Y/kk+)

449 If I was up there with you, that one piece
fiberglass tub/shower would be in the landfill, and I'd be custom-tiling
your walk in shower with frameless glass enclosure.



Same with the formica, and you'd have your choice of poured in place
concrete countertops, tile or we could join forces on a stainless
installation.



Kitchen faucet would be a spring/hose commercial spray rig from a restaurant supply or surplus.



My thing is to build in things that are "once and done FOREVER", vs. limited life span materials.



I know for a fact I don't have the tool inventory you do, because I've been here since '04 and read EVERY thing.



Only thing I wish I had to go with my tools, is the "more time" to put 'em to good use.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:26 AM (QzJWU)

Jim, it's a damned trailer, sitting on little pyramidal concrete pylons. I don't want 36,000 pounds of tile and concrete in it. The one-piece tub/shower won't leak, and the structure can handle it.
Ditto for the kitchen countertop. Formica works fine; I grew up with it, and it's entirely appropriate for a residence of this value in this neighborhood.
The entire house is "limited life span" materials, save for the cement block walls in the add-on rooms. There is no financial payback at all in gold-plating a turd, and putting granite countertops in a single-wide trailer certainly qualifies for that. All I am doing is restoring it to be habitable, and get a few more years out of it, before the entire neighborhood gets redeveloped.
The true value of this place is in the dirt on which it sits.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:37 AM (nPGq2)

450 2020 will soon be here. 1,000,000 felons in florida
have been sent letters telling them how to register and vote by soros
funded democrat party front group.

Posted by: ramondo at January 11, 2019 01:37 AM (Y/kk+)

Did you get your Mom to read yours to you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:39 AM (nPGq2)

451 Did you get your Mom to read yours to you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:39 AM (nPGq2)

hiyoooooo

Posted by: Ed McMahon at January 11, 2019 01:40 AM (zCyNd)

452 I have so many tools that I can't get to the tools because there's too many tools on top of them, and that's just at home
It's way overrated

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at January 11, 2019 01:40 AM (9TR2V)

453 It's way overrated

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at January 11, 2019 01:40 AM (9TR2V)


I've just got the one, and I'm getting rid of that.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 11, 2019 01:41 AM (zCyNd)

454 ...The true value of this place is in the dirt on which it sits.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:37 AM (nPGq2)



Well, hell. Can we at least gold-plate the dirt?




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:42 AM (QzJWU)

455 Well, hell. Can we at least gold-plate the dirt?









Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:42 AM (QzJWU)

I wouldn't be surprised if one could pan a little fine gold out of this dirt, given that it originated in mountains that have a history of gold mining. Doubt you'd make wages doing it, though.
Anyhow, I am getting sleepy. Time to hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:48 AM (nPGq2)

456

Well, hell. Can we at least gold-plate the dirt?


It might already be. AJ is not too far from The Lost Dutchman Mine.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 11, 2019 01:48 AM (FlRtG)

457 Gold Plating the dirt would be easy.

Just apply for the right government grant, and...

taaa daaaa!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/hasta la nite nite, horde!

Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:51 AM (QzJWU)

458 Two 12 inch pizzas that you eat, whole or part of, and do not pay for are better than 1 18 inch pizza you eat and have to pay for.

-Said every girl on a date

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 11, 2019 01:53 AM (QMwOT)

459 * brain wobbles, falls down, pukes *

Damn, brain. Pace yourself.

Okay, wall hit. Hint taken.

Jim: My thing is to build in things that are "once and done FOREVER", vs. limited life span materials.

"Build well and solidly, make your buildings fireproof, waterproof, and varmit-proof, and you will find in the long term they are good investments." -Gramps, b1888.

g'nitz

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 11, 2019 01:55 AM (ytzxI)

460 ...The true value of this place is in the dirt on which it sits.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2019 01:37 AM (nPGq2)


Well, hell. Can we at least gold-plate the dirt?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 01:42 AM (QzJWU)

That reminds me of a Fun Fact; a great deal of Bay Area real estate is worth more than the price of a gold leaf with the same surface area as the property in question.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 11, 2019 02:03 AM (tVQUs)

461 And I got a one-piece Kohler terlet for $65, missing the valves,
which can be had new for a few dollars. A new one-piece? $179 and up.
And the porcelain part doesn't wear out.

AOP
---
i beg to differ sir: there was a new terlit in the house when we bought it.

around '09-'10, we got a new one from American Standard, after i sent them pics of the eroded clay where the porcelain was eaten away... they were flabbergasted.

somewhere around '16-'17, that one had to be replaced, for the same reason.

not sure what ulcerative colitis is making come out the exhaust pipe, but it eats porcelain.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 02:06 AM (zJ7J0)

462 jut got home from another long public meeting:

lots of City employees trying to blow smoke up our asses.

lots of idiots asking the same questions, over and over.

lots of whining about shit that's never going to get fixed.

lots of muttered snark in my corner.

and, after the Sandy fan made a snarky comment about climate change and "science", i got the last word when i pointed out "if your science is "settled" (complete with air quotes) then what you have is a religion, because science is *never* settled."

not that the dumb bitch listened, but it did annoy her.

and i learned a few things i, and others, needed to know, plus i brought home a new bottle of cheap, but good, rum that i bought on the way there, so winning?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 02:16 AM (zJ7J0)

463 What's a 22-hour Greyhound bus trip like nowadays?

I read all the Reacher books, and it's how he rolls, if he's not hitch-hiking.

I did one exactly that length, solo, when I was turning 14, but that was a lifetime ago.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 11, 2019 02:21 AM (+fPHo)

464 Oy. There's a lot of regulars here. It's an odds on bet that any given thread's got a got a couple of guys who'll recognize a given troll.

So, if you're planning to sow disinformation, maybe try a new sock? It's not hard.

You'll still be caught out, but it'll make it more fun.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 11, 2019 02:29 AM (5aX2M)

465 That reminds me of a Fun Fact; a great deal of Bay Area real estate is worth more than the price of a gold leaf with the same surface area as the property in question.

I recall that at the height of the Japanese real estate bubble, the Imperial Palace grounds was more valuable than all the land in California.

At that time, the Australians had an embassy in downtown Tokyo. They built a new embassy in the suburbs, sold the downtown embassy, and cleared a billion dollars net, after deducting the cost of the new embassy.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 11, 2019 02:36 AM (I2/tG)

466 Getting into that "Off-Season Loop" again. Up all night, sleep all day. No big deal, as long as I'm up to make dinner tonight.

Big, get-ahead dinner of 2lbs penne pasta in meat and marinara sauce with homemade meatballs. Also 1-1/2lbs shrimp scampi with linguine in the usual lemon, butter and garlic sauce.

There is an enormous bowl of tuna fish in the fridge already, so I won't have to cook again until Wednesday.

Also have to mop the kitchen because Mom is a Neat Freak and small spots on the floor just will not do.

I think I'll do that now, while everyone is asleep. I can move all the furniture and it'll be dry by 5:30 when Mom wakes up for her oatmeal.

Oh... and my dog in no longer mine. She sleeps in Mom's room now after she lost her dog last month. *shrugs* The dog doesn't seem to mind, so no harm, no foul.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 03:19 AM (Ckg4U)

467 At that time, the Australians had an embassy in
downtown Tokyo. They built a new embassy in the suburbs, sold the
downtown embassy, and cleared a billion dollars net, after deducting the
cost of the new embassy.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 11, 2019 02:36 AM (I2/tG)

---
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy! Oy! Oy!

Good on ya' mate!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 03:20 AM (zJ7J0)

468 364 nothing worse than blogging and commenting on teletype.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 11, 2019 12:10 AM (MTjB1)

When I was growing up we used to blog by smoke signal. And you palefaces are whining about your hyper-advanced teletype systems ...
Posted by: Lizzie Warren, Professional Cherokee at January 11, 2019 12:13 AM (U96rM)

******

Luxury! We used a hollow log!

Speaking of which:

Palate cleanser: Monty Python's Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights:

https://tinyurl.com/ybf5cdtc

you have to get through the cartoon - but watch to the end for Julius Caesar on an Aldis Lamp and, similar to Lizzie Warren : The smoke signal version of Gentlemen Prefer Blonds


Posted by: Publius Redux at January 11, 2019 03:21 AM (/a2NU)

469 Oh... and my dog in no longer mine. She sleeps in Mom's room now after she lost her dog last month. *shrugs* The dog doesn't seem to mind, so no harm, no foul.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 03:19 AM (Ckg4U)

---
dogs go where they are needed.

besides, i'd guess you care about your Mom, so your dog is guarding something important to you, right?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 03:24 AM (zJ7J0)

470 It doesn't bother me, redc1c4. Just a side-note about how things change.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 03:25 AM (Ckg4U)

471 well, since the only constant *is* change....


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 03:43 AM (zJ7J0)

472
Working on updates.
Don't turn off your computer. This will take awhile.
Your PC will restart several times.
---
Well this is reassuring!
Yeah! I just got the October Windows up date in January. The one that was deleting files and had to be delayed.

Just when you think your PC is stabilized and working right, you get a new update.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2019 04:01 AM (kJWoP)

473 What a short night, been up a half hour to boot

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 04:15 AM (/rm4P)

474 Had the post before nood again, its all luck I say

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 04:23 AM (/rm4P)

475 guess i'll go catch up on my pron QA testing...

BBIAB.

(or not)


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 04:27 AM (zJ7J0)

476 What a short night, been up a half hour to boot
Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 04:15 AM (/rm4P)

So WHERE'S OUR BREAKFAST!
2 over easy, rye toast, fried ham. And some real coffee this time, dammit!

Posted by: Skip's Diner at January 11, 2019 04:39 AM (eNHDE)

477 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2019 04:40 AM (BC8yF)

478 Thinking Red Bull

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 04:41 AM (/rm4P)

479 Don't think I slept 5 hrs

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 04:42 AM (/rm4P)

480 Don't think I slept 5 hrs
Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 04:42 AM (/rm4P)

No! Perc some real coffevfe! Then get the eggs, toast and ham!

Posted by: Skip's Diner at January 11, 2019 04:45 AM (eNHDE)

481 >>Thinking Red Bull

That stuff will give you wings!

Mornin' skip, and all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 04:50 AM (kAHIX)

482 Definitely an eggs toast and ham kinda day.

Sadly no time eggs or ham this a.m.

Guess its coffee and out the door (i could use those red bull wings today!)

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 04:52 AM (kAHIX)

483 At least its Friday, working outside today but I think wind finally have calmed down

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 04:54 AM (/rm4P)

484 Calmer here too. S'posed to be a mild weekend; certainly not the typical January here

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 04:56 AM (kAHIX)

485 Bat Masterson begins at the top of the hour. No ham, toast or eggs to go with no coffee, though.

Posted by: Skip's Diner at January 11, 2019 04:57 AM (eNHDE)

486 Mom's favorite over-the-air station here is 'Grit tv' plays all the old westerns. Don't recall seeing bat masterson tho...

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 05:01 AM (kAHIX)

487 Better get lunch together and get moving.
Have great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 05:06 AM (/rm4P)

488 'ThisTV' cable channel.

Posted by: Skip's Diner at January 11, 2019 05:06 AM (eNHDE)

489 Duck duck go'd it - it had a 3 year run!

Love some of those older series, but it still surprises me that my mom prefers the westerns.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 05:07 AM (kAHIX)

490 Have a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 05:09 AM (kAHIX)

491 Love some of those older series, but it still surprises me that my mom prefers the westerns.
Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 05:07 AM (kAHIX)

Life was simpler then. Everything in black hats vs white, with a moral instruction, in 1/2 hr time allotments.

Posted by: Skip's Diner at January 11, 2019 05:12 AM (eNHDE)

492 french toast with maple syrup, eggs over medium (hard white/runny yolk) lots of bacons, and potatoes O'Brien.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 05:14 AM (zJ7J0)

493 Winter storm warning her near the St Louis AO from noon today until midnight Saturday.

Sleet, ice, and snow of around a foot.

Yay.

Posted by: SMH at January 11, 2019 05:20 AM (RU4sa)

494 I made some damned good potatoes o'brien the day before yesterday. Good thing, too because the poor pork tenderloin medallions wound up as bricks.

Forgot to set the timer on the oven and let them go for about 25 minutes.

Those poor things never did anything to me and I fucking murdered them.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 05:25 AM (Ckg4U)

495 RBG resigning tomorrow! Says twit face

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 05:25 AM (JFO2v)

496 484 Calmer here too. S'posed to be a mild weekend; certainly not the typical January here
Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 04:56 AM (kAHIX)

It was 75 degrees here on Monday. This morning it's 25.
I wish it would just pick something and stick with it.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 11, 2019 05:25 AM (8hGLp)

497 Just cold, cold here in upstate Cuomo country. But it is the coldest time of the year, being mid January. At least the wind died down, and I have to be out of the house by 6:30.....Sure glad I don't live back when you had to hitch up the horse on the buggy and ride off into the sunrise....Have the poles flipped yet.

Posted by: Colin at January 11, 2019 05:27 AM (asStV)

498 And...AND...I found out you can cook FROZEN CHICKEN in an Instant Pot last night. Without thawing it. Takes about half an hour.
Technology. It's a beautiful thing.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 11, 2019 05:28 AM (8hGLp)

499 RBG resigning tomorrow! Says twit face
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 05:25 AM (JFO2v)

I think that's like saying "Free Beer Tomorrow!"
Only it's never tomorrow.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 11, 2019 05:29 AM (8hGLp)

500 RBG....I'm a fan of old 50's SF movies. Remember the scientist who took a women's head and married it to a machine. It was his girl friend who was killed in an auto accident. Can't they marry RBG to that machine, and she could be on the SC forever.

Posted by: Colin at January 11, 2019 05:34 AM (asStV)

501 potatoes O'Brien.
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2019 05:14 AM (zJ7J0)

Ohhhh, them's Fighting words!

Posted by: potatoes O'Nally at January 11, 2019 05:34 AM (aVmAZ)

502 500 RBG....I'm a fan of old 50's SF movies. Remember the scientist who took a women's head and married it to a machine. It was his girl friend who was killed in an auto accident. Can't they marry RBG to that machine, and she could be on the SC forever.
Posted by: Colin at January 11, 2019 05:34 AM (asStV)

Progs were offering to give up Days Off Their Lives to extend her life.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 05:39 AM (JFO2v)

503 And...AND...I found out you can cook FROZEN CHICKEN in an Instant Pot last night. Without thawing it. Takes about half an hour.
Technology. It's a beautiful thing.
Posted by: Antisocialist at January 11, 2019 05:28 AM (8hGLp)

---

https://www.dadcooksdinner.com/
pressure-cooker-chicken-legs-with-herb-rub/

With 1/2 cup rice per person. Rinse rice, cook for 20 min, ahead of time.

Posted by: potatoes O'Nally at January 11, 2019 05:41 AM (aVmAZ)

504
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 11, 2019 05:41 AM (KCxzN)

505 I think that's like saying "Free Beer Tomorrow!"
Only it's never tomorrow.
Posted by: Antisocialist at January 11, 2019 05:29 AM (8hGLp)

The free beer comes just after the free haircut.

Posted by: Your Barber at January 11, 2019 05:44 AM (aVmAZ)

506 G'mornin' everyone !

Badger Staters note:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6580017/Jayme-Closs-ALIVE.html


A little good news in the morning is nice.


Need coffee, brb

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 05:51 AM (jI3MC)

507 Why is there no permanent link to Ace's Kaboom post?

(Yes, I know I can get there from Wiki. Still.)

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 05:58 AM (VaN/j)

508 poor pork tenderloin medallions wound up as bricks.

Forgot to set the timer on the oven and let them go for about 25 minutes.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 05:25 AM


Two words... sous vide. Never overcook again. Set the temperature limit, forget it. It hits that temp and stays there. Hour after hour after hour.

Is it foolproof? I'm pretty damn sure it is. Your proteins like beef and pork just get more tender over time.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 06:02 AM (jYje5)

509 498 And...AND...I found out you can cook FROZEN CHICKEN in an Instant Pot last night. Without thawing it. Takes about half an hour.
Technology. It's a beautiful thing.
Posted by: Antisocialist at January 11, 2019 05:28 AM (8hGLp)

I have got to get one of those. Been hearing people rave about theirs at work, too.

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 06:02 AM (XoAz8)

510 Morning all, briefly. Left the heating unit on set too high last night. No need to be up now that it is corrected. Hope y'all have a great day. Back. To. Bed.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 06:04 AM (ffYR/)

511 507 Why is there no permanent link to Ace's Kaboom post?

(Yes, I know I can get there from Wiki. Still.)
Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 05:58 AM (VaN/j)

It's just too legendary to be confined to a list.
No, I agree with you; it's sadly missing.

Posted by: m at January 11, 2019 06:10 AM (Q7mSB)

512 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2019 06:10 AM (u82oZ)

513
113 stolen person.
@queersocialism
heterosexuality does not exist without sexual and gendered coercion. there is no such thing as a heterosexuality that is not inherently coercive. there is no heterosexuality that does not reinforce structural oppression.

there is no "healthy" or "good" heterosexuality, period.

Yeah, queer socialism is the only healthy alternative. John Wayne Gacy, Jeffery Dahmer, those guys had it going on.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (+y/Ru)


Help! Help! I'm being repressed! Come see the violence inherent in the system!

These Deep Thinker parodies do not even realize how comically banal their pronouncements are seen by anyone not caught up in their self-referential argle-bargle speak.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 06:21 AM (pNxlR)

514 ffs

Quite frankly when the president talks about this being a national security issue, it really isn't. It's about a policy that is discriminatory about where people are coming into this country," she said.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:23 AM (JFO2v)

515 Well, TGIF. Been a long, brutal week at work. Just gotta survive the day. Coffee will help.

Reading about everyone's childhood memories made me nostalgic for my own. We were so poor until my mom remarried and we moved into my stepfather's house. A/C! Two color TVs! Two bathrooms! (Well, three, but using the master bath was absolutely verboten.) But we still ate at home and no vacations because my parents were working all the time. Our Brady Bunch had seven kids and that means frugal. But such good times.

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 06:27 AM (XoAz8)

516 210 The sad aspect of RGB is that although a screaming Lefty, and deserving criticism on that point, she is now simply making herself the object of deserved insults based on her personal ego/self-indulgence, her own irresponsibility.

David said, "I have become the song of drunkards". Thus it has is with Ruthie. A sad circumstance of her own making.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2019 11:22 PM (2qPhT)


John McCain: No one can end his or her public life so disgracefully as I.

RGB: Hold my Ensure.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:28 AM (VaN/j)

517 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2019 06:29 AM (EMrMF)

518 On the matter of boomer upbringing, we too had only one TV. And there were many shows (and some movies) which I'd had no idea were in color.

But the big difference was playing outside all day long. I never see the swarms of kids I used to. A few years ago they put up new condos along my dog walking route. When I was a kid, a similar project was, as soon as the workmen knocked off, our playground. From what I saw, nothing.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:33 AM (VaN/j)

519
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 11, 2019 06:34 AM (tgzKa)

520 If you didn't see it on Fox News (I didn't because my T.V. doesn't work) Conservative TreeHouse has Sean Hannity's interview with President Trump at the border (The clip is about nine minutes long.)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 06:34 AM (AllCR)

521 And prayers for healing and strength to Jayme Kloss.

I can't even imagine what she''s been through.

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 06:34 AM (XoAz8)

522 I had a friend in college who came up with his idea of sexual socialism:

From each according to HER ability.
To each according to HIS needs.

Made sense to me.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:35 AM (VaN/j)

523 Gem

Should be able to ID the perps, so she has that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2019 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

524 "An unidentified suspect has been arrested in connection to her disappearance"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 06:41 AM (jI3MC)

525 Have a great day everyone.

Busy day, then 3-5 inches of global warming. Almost global worming.

May every traffic light turn green, and may people know how to drive in snow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2019 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

526 399 In a lot of New York co-ops they had servants' quarters in the penthouse!
-------

I think that was common. Though the help worked in the basement, their quarters were on the upper floors. Generally the servants staircase was narrow, and at the back of the home.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2019 12:33 AM (w54mS)


On Long Island I knew several people who lived in servant's houses, which were as big as anyone else's. The accompanying mansions had been torn down by the developers, of course.

I've always preferred older homes. And older most anything. (Not women, though my wife was a year above the n/2+7 line when we met.)

The Old Fart factor is high this morning.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:41 AM (VaN/j)

527 522

From each according to HER ability.
To each according to HIS needs.

I think that is in Brave New World

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:42 AM (JFO2v)

528 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 06:44 AM (cqNba)

529 These Deep Thinker parodies do not even realize how comically banal their pronouncements are seen by anyone not caught up in their self-referential argle-bargle speak.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 06:21 AM (pNxlR)


The thing is they believe EVERYONE is in a self-referential loop. So there's is as good as anyone else's. Then they somehow believe theirs is in some way good, and others' are evil. That's the part I've never gotten.

That is not a joke, BTW. It is true. And the elements of it slip in where you mightn't expect. I've seen many commenters here (including Ace) say things with this infection.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:46 AM (VaN/j)

530 RBG....I'm a fan of old 50's SF movies. Remember the scientist who took a women's head and married it to a machine. It was his girl friend who was killed in an auto accident. Can't they marry RBG to that machine, and she could be on the SC forever.
Posted by: Colin at January 11, 2019 05:34 AM (asStV)

Progs were offering to give up Days Off Their Lives to extend her life.
Posted by: rhennigantx


And bones and organs.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2019 06:46 AM (EMrMF)

531 509 498 And...AND...I found out you can cook FROZEN CHICKEN in an Instant Pot last night. Without thawing it. Takes about half an hour.
Technology. It's a beautiful thing.
Posted by: Antisocialist at January 11, 2019 05:28 AM (8hGLp)

I have got to get one of those. Been hearing people rave about theirs at work, too.
Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 06:02 AM (XoAz


The question is how good will it be? My wife is skeptical.

Some years ago, when working for a newspaper, she was talking to the Food Editor, and some others. One of the latter asked "Can you freeze X?"

The editor replied "Honey, you can freeze anything. The question is whether you want to eat it after it's defrosted."

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:49 AM (VaN/j)

532 I'm sure everyone else is enjoying the delicious irony of the near continuous commercials for the RBG movie on television. The left can't decide whether to worship or damn her just now.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 06:49 AM (xceTB)

533 older most anything. (Not women, though my wife was a year above the n/2+7 line when we met.)

The Old Fart factor is high this morning.
Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:41 AM (VaN/j)

Just what are you trying to say? Do you want your eggs fried, or just this frying pan!?

Posted by: Mrs Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:50 AM (1rrXc)

534 And bones and organs.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2019 06:46 AM (EMrMF)

Kind of a weird religion we have these days.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:51 AM (JFO2v)

535 So I made the mistake of turning my computer off last night and this morning Windows decided it need another update since it hasn't had one in at least a couple weeks. Been going on for around 30 minutes now. Fortunately i have a laptop to help get through with these endless updates. Never turn off your Windows computer if you don't have to

Posted by: Ripley at January 11, 2019 06:51 AM (MxEKc)

536 G....I'm a fan of old 50's SF movies. Remember the scientist who took a women's head and married it to a machine. It was his girl friend who was killed in an auto accident. Can't they marry RBG to that machine, and she could be on the SC forever.
Posted by: Colin at January 11, 2019 05:34 AM

The Brain That Wouldn't Die. It also had a weird gorilla creature locked up in a cell next to the lab that ends up killing the doctor. His girlfriend's decapitated head dies too.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 11, 2019 06:52 AM (zmIJL)

537 "The editor replied "Honey, you can freeze anything. The question is whether you want to eat it after it's defrosted."

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:49 AM (VaN/j) "



True dat, a fact we at Chateau D'Eez (with our five freezers) have proven empirically on many occasions.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 06:52 AM (jI3MC)

538 532 I'm sure everyone else is enjoying the delicious irony of the near continuous commercials for the RBG movie on television. The left can't decide whether to worship or damn her just now.
Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 06:49 AM (xceTB)

I read there is a scene where she is in bra and panties as a young woman. I mean come on WTF?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:52 AM (JFO2v)

539 Just what are you trying to say? Do you want your eggs fried, or just this frying pan!?
Posted by: Mrs Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:50 AM (1rrXc)

Like my father, I married a girl 8 years younger than I. She's always my child bride.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:53 AM (VaN/j)

540 The RBG funeral will rival the McCain send off. Every politician of note will be required to kneel, speak kindly of her and acknowledge her wisdom.

Posted by: Ripley at January 11, 2019 06:54 AM (MxEKc)

541 " The left can't decide whether to worship or damn her just now.
Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 06:49 AM (xceTB) "



The line between the two is always razor-thin for leftists, & can turn on a dime.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 06:55 AM (jI3MC)

542 So on the (n/2)+7

That would be 36. Do not know if I could survive that!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:56 AM (JFO2v)

543 >>524 "An unidentified suspect has been arrested in connection to her disappearance


Supposed to be a news conference 10 a.m. local time (central)

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 06:56 AM (fInJv)

544 No, it will exceed his funeral by a considerable margin, by Historical Necessity.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 06:57 AM (jI3MC)

545 The line between the two is always razor-thin for leftists, & can turn on a dime.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 06:55 AM (jI3MC)

Strange leftist (especially women) worried about rape and violence but let 33 million criminals walk around free.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:58 AM (JFO2v)

546 540

I am looking forward to the live abortion of the the kind of babies we need less of!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

547 Logical consistency has never been their strong point ... in fact, it is dangerous to political orthodoxy, which requires that turn-on-a-dime stuff quite a lot.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:02 AM (jI3MC)

548
(I didn't because my T.V. doesn't work)

During the Reagan years, when the economy was going like blockbusters, my kids each had a new tv in their room, each had a new networked computer in their room, each had a new stereo system in their room. They even had cable television. Of course I worked a lot of hours, did some consulting on the side, and my wife worked too, at a job she loved.

I read about something like 40% of young women under the age of 30 would like to leave the country. They grew up in the Obama Era, when he put his foot on the economic brakes, and I feel for them. Along with everyone else who should have done better, found that job they wanted, not racked up so much debt. The Democrats want to take us back to the Obama Era.

I wish these young women knew what they're doing to themselves, their own futures, when they vote for the Democrats.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:02 AM (jYje5)

549 Oddly enough, a FOX affiliate.


https://tinyurl.com/y8uqjkce

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 07:03 AM (cqNba)

550 I wish these young women knew what they're doing to themselves, their own futures, when they vote for the Democrats.
Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:02 AM (jYje5)

They do know, they are choosing Uncle Sam as their husband. The other choice is the pajama boy soy latte penisless child.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

551 "I am looking forward to the live abortion of the the kind of babies we need less of!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 06:59 AM (JFO2v) "



I don't expect we'll have to wait very long for that.

Probably could find that kind of thing online now under Rule 34.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:05 AM (jI3MC)

552 I wish these young women knew what they're doing to themselves, their own futures, when they vote for the Democrats.
Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:02 AM (jYje5)

About 80% of black females have decided Uncle Sam is a better husband than any black man in their community.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:07 AM (JFO2v)

553 And yet, despite all the hagiography, RBG will still die, and still be replaced by a Trump nominee.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 07:07 AM (m075u)

554 "553 And yet, despite all the hagiography, RBG will still die, and still be replaced by a Trump nominee.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 07:07 AM (m075u) "



#Winning !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:09 AM (jI3MC)

555 553 And yet, despite all the hagiography, RBG will still die, and still be replaced by a Trump nominee.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 07:07 AM (m075u)

I am getting popcorn and a suitcase to sit back and watch the wailing and gnashing of teeth!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:09 AM (JFO2v)

556 And yet, despite all the hagiography, RBG will still die, and still be replaced by a Trump nominee.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Won't even a Pussyhat march save her?

Posted by: Bruce at January 11, 2019 07:09 AM (8ikIW)

557 Don't think I slept 5 hrs

Sometimes that is all one needs. The miracle of being old, no one complains if I need to take a nap mid afternoon.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:11 AM (lD3vL)

558 "The editor replied "Honey, you can freeze anything. The question is whether you want to eat it after it's defrosted."

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:49 AM

I eat chicken that has been frozen all the time and it's delicious. Anymore I just toss it (still frozen) into the sous vide, set the temp to 170, and forget it. A bunch of hours later, the longer the better, I pull it out, dump some sauce on it, and that's a meal, Jerry.

If it's for the wife, then I'll first sear it on the tabletop grill. She likes grill marks.

The insta-pot I haven't tried yet for chicken. I did make some pea soup in it and it did in 30 minutes what takes most of a day in a pot. Pretty amazing.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:11 AM (jYje5)

559 opps

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:12 AM (jYje5)

560
About 80% of black females have decided Uncle Sam is a better husband than any black man in their community.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:07 AM


80% -- isn't that the out-of-wedlock birth rate?

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:13 AM (jYje5)

561 Hope the barrel is still sleeping.

Posted by: human at January 11, 2019 07:14 AM (0CeRG)

562 Saw a comment from a millennial the other day saying that his generation isn't paid enough. I guess I'm a bad person for thinking he should have researched the rate of return on his college degree and the cost of his desired lifestyle before choosing a career path.

Also true about the cost of keeping up with the Joneses. Luckily, my husband and I do not care. It does get a little frustrating watching my sister buy new cars all the time and go on a bunch of expensive vacations, but she's in debt and constantly bitching about not having any money, so...

(I don't really care about the vacations...I'd actually rather go camping as a family than go to an expensive resort just the two of us, which is what she does, timed for weekends when she and her husband don't have their respective kids...but I do want a new car. Mine is 8 years old. However, it's also paid off and has only 95k miles on it. I can probably get another 8 years or more out of it - I'm figuring whatever I replace it with will become the 2yo's first car, and THEN, with both kids out of my hair, I will finally get that two-seater sports car I've dreamed of since I was fifteen.)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 11, 2019 07:14 AM (rWZ8Y)

563 80% -- isn't that the out-of-wedlock birth rate?
Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:13 AM (jYje5)

yep! Thats my point. They chose Big Govt over they sperm donors.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:14 AM (JFO2v)

564 521 And prayers for healing and strength to Jayme Kloss.

I can't even imagine what she''s been through.
_______________

The cops' statement was kinda funny: "we said we'd bring her home and we did"

Yeah, after the kid rescued herself from the kidnapper, you drove her home. Great work.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 07:15 AM (fqUgw)

565
But the big difference was playing outside all day long. I never see the swarms of kids I used to. A few years ago they put up new condos along my dog walking route. When I was a kid, a similar project was, as soon as the workmen knocked off, our playground. From what I saw, nothing.
Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 06:33 AM (VaN/j)


Allow your children or grandchildren to run free and a busybody neighbor will sic Child Protective Services on you.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 07:15 AM (pNxlR)

566 Strange leftist (especially women) worried about rape and violence but let 33 million criminals walk around free.

They are emotional creatures, so don't expect reason.

I still see young women attired in the lightest runningwear jogging alone at night with earbuds on.

They feel safe so therefore they are safe.

(But oddly they want to deny concealed carry because they don't want us to feel or be safe, but the thought that those around don't have a way to protect themselves makes them feel safe)

Pretty screwed up OPSEC.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:16 AM (lD3vL)

567 The monster workout routine couldn`t save the frail and spindly RBG, no matter that she could bench 780 lbs geared and 600 lbs clean, it wasn`t enough. The Reaper was not impressed, nor was Orange man bad!

Posted by: Tentotwo at January 11, 2019 07:17 AM (yhf6w)

568 Nice save, newest nic!

Salty, I hope she can identify him. I hope they've got the right guy, and I hope she's not too traumatized. And I misspelled her name, I see. Jayme Closs, not Kloss.

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 07:17 AM (XoAz8)

569 Allow your children or grandchildren to run free and a busybody neighbor will sic Child Protective Services on you.

But separating an American from their children/grandchildren and tossing them into cages is perfectly fine.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:18 AM (lD3vL)

570
With all due respect to RGB, what in hell has she done or accomplished that makes her an object of veneration? Is there a legal doctrine that she created and to which she appended her name? Has she authored one or more decisions that are cited time and again, or taught in schools?

As best I can tell, she's been just another high priestess for the death cult of abortion and, boy howdy!, she'd gladly get behind extending said cult's scope to include even more grisly forms of eugenics.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 07:20 AM (pNxlR)

571 Yeah, after the kid rescued herself from the kidnapper, you drove her home. Great work.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer

The cops are running an Uber now,
That's nice

Posted by: Bruce at January 11, 2019 07:20 AM (8ikIW)

572
Nice save, newest nic!

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 07:17 AM


I also have a [/i] at the end of my nic. So I really didn't have to worry.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 07:20 AM (jYje5)

573 562 Mrs Peel

Feel much the same way. I put LED lights on my 8 YO truck and left the $40k in my checking account.

I limit my Fakebook time and try not to keep up the with Jones.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:21 AM (JFO2v)

574 568 Nice save, newest nic!

Salty, I hope she can identify him. I hope they've got the right guy, and I hope she's not too traumatized. And I misspelled her name, I see. Jayme Closs, not Kloss.
Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 07:17 AM (XoAz

I hope the mutha fukr that did this kills himself and rots in hell.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

575 The RBG funeral will rival the McCain send off. Every politician of note will be required to kneel, speak kindly of her and acknowledge her wisdom.

I think that is the strategery by the Left to trigger emotional demand to replace RBG with another RBG, not because of any law, statute or ethic - but because emotion and worship.

"It is what Saint Ruth would want".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:25 AM (lD3vL)

576 "Yeah, after the kid rescued herself from the kidnapper, you drove her home. Great work.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 07:15 AM (fqUgw) "



Good point.

Seems like that's how it mostly happens, if it happens at all.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:25 AM (jI3MC)

577 We live in strange times - somebody pointed out it is entirely possible the missing girl was associated with her alleged kidnappers. Maybe, she had her parents killed? It's something that can't be dismissed at least, till we know more.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 11, 2019 07:26 AM (1l8jw)

578 570

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we dont want to have too many of.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:26 AM (JFO2v)

579 As best I can tell, she's been just another high priestess for the death cult of abortion and, boy howdy!, she'd gladly get behind extending said cult's scope to include even more grisly forms of eugenics.

Well, for one, she hates America and considers the US Constitution to be defective and inferior to the laws of other nations and uses other nation's and culture's laws to shape her opinions on cases brought before the court.

But she also is an outspoken hater of all things Trump.

That is what gets her sainthood.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:28 AM (lD3vL)

580 The RBG funeral will rival the McCain send off. Every politician of note will be required to kneel, speak kindly of her and acknowledge her wisdom.

I think that is the strategery by the Left to trigger emotional demand to replace RBG with another RBG, not because of any law, statute or ethic - but because emotion and worship.

"It is what Saint Ruth would want".

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

My working theory is that RBG will hang on until mid-summer 2020, so that the 2020 election is all about her replacement. The best hope for the left is that her resignation / death has a significant effect in bolstering enthusiasm for the Dem candidate and/or the Senate seats in play - enough to offset the enthusiasm the right will have in the hopes of a pickup.

Posted by: SH at January 11, 2019 07:29 AM (sX1BW)

581 >>577 We live in strange times - somebody pointed out it is entirely possible the missing girl was associated with her alleged kidnappers. Maybe, she had her parents killed? It's something that can't be dismissed at least, till we know more.

From the beginning the police have said she's not a suspect and was believed to be in danger.

Thank goodness she's ok

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 07:30 AM (fInJv)

582 562 Saw a comment from a millennial the other day saying that his generation isn't paid enough. I guess I'm a bad person for thinking he should have researched the rate of return on his college degree and the cost of his desired lifestyle before choosing a career path. (Mrs.Peel)

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

Well, we have a millennial new hire. He shows up for work an hour late two or three times a week. Looks like he just rolled out of bed most of the time. The (free) coffee pod selection in the kitchen is insufficient to his tastes. I've actually seen his underpants on more than one occasion because belts are apparently passe. Yesterday he didn't come in at all. No call, email or text to anyone.

When you talk to him he's mild-mannered and very sweet. I just want to give him the [ i] Moonstruck treatment.

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 07:30 AM (XoAz8)

583 "Pretty screwed up OPSEC.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:16 AM (lD3vL) "



Crap OPSEC seems like pretty much an article of faith in modern, forward-thinking circles.

I mean, think of that dipshit Strzok, he was the #1 or #2 in counterintelligence for the fibbies ferchrissake.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:30 AM (jI3MC)

584 Good Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2019 07:30 AM (mpXpK)

585
Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we dont want to have too many of.


They still want us dead, the Malthusian approach of running out of resources kept biting them in the rear when they said we would run out of food and Monsanto proved otherwise, then they said we would run out of oil, then slant drilling and fracking proved otherwise, then they said we would run out metals and the Chinese exploiting Africa and South America proved otherwise...

THen then tried Global Warming, but the sun cycles didn't comply so they are using Climate Change as the catch all - and they did manage to catch all of the last two generations into this scam and thus they don't need to go Paul Urlich on us anymore.

They decided to kill the West by abortion and importation of those who hate the West but love government.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:31 AM (lD3vL)

586 575 The RBG funeral will rival the McCain send off. Every politician of note will be required to kneel, speak kindly of her and acknowledge her wisdom.




Kind of like the funeral scene in the Godfather, where they all lined up and tossed a rose on the grave of Don Corolone, with Michael sitting court.

Wonder who will play Michael?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2019 07:31 AM (sy5kK)

587 Seems like that's how it mostly happens, if it happens at all.
_______________

Yep. I know the cops (and the community) put a lot of time into trying to find her, but the fact is they didn't find her, and they didn't rescue her. She rescued herself. All the cops did was go pick her up. They were basically just a taxi service, and the "we brought her home" stuff sounded a little too self-congratulatory, considering the circumstances.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 07:32 AM (fqUgw)

588 "From the beginning the police have said she's not a suspect and was believed to be in danger"

It pains me to say this, but I don't particularly believe anything official anybody says these days.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 11, 2019 07:32 AM (1l8jw)

589
562 Saw a comment from a millennial the other day saying that his generation isn't paid enough. I guess I'm a bad person for thinking he should have researched the rate of return on his college degree and the cost of his desired lifestyle before choosing a career path.

Mrs. Peel


I tell my young men in Scouts all the time, "If you intend to go to college, know why you are going; have a clear choice for your field of study, your employment prospects and how you'll handle paying off debt. If that plan goes south, stop, and form a new plan. Under no circumstances allow the college to offer you alternatives to "leverage" your current "investment" - their interests are NOT aligned with yours."

I have had three young men choose to enlist in the Navy during the past two years and one is actively seeking admission to a trade school. I wholeheartedly supported all of them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 07:32 AM (pNxlR)

590 I'm gonna have to find a local radio station or something, 'cause I really want to hear that press conference.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:33 AM (jI3MC)

591 My working theory is that RBG will hang on until mid-summer 2020,

Too bad she doesn't have an affinity towards Texas dude ranches.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:34 AM (lD3vL)

592 Hiya Vic

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2019 07:35 AM (BC8yF)

593 Sounds like the cops did bring her home, but only in the most literal sense.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at January 11, 2019 07:35 AM (idmiG)

594 "588 "From the beginning the police have said she's not a suspect and was believed to be in danger"

It pains me to say this, but I don't particularly believe anything official anybody says these days.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 11, 2019 07:32 AM (1l8jw) "



Just exactly what I was thinking.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:37 AM (jI3MC)

595 I have had three young men choose to enlist in the Navy during the past two years and one is actively seeking admission to a trade school. I wholeheartedly supported all of them.

During the upcoming Burning Times, that trade will be worth gold. Those who can build and repair things will never be out of work.


Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:37 AM (lD3vL)

596 Hey, Vic.

Welp, must work to keep up the Joneses, er, keep my house and two ten-year-old cars.

Happy Friday to all!

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 07:37 AM (XoAz8)

597 568 Nice save, newest nic!

Salty, I hope she can identify him. I hope they've got the right guy, and I hope she's not too traumatized. And I misspelled her name, I see. Jayme Closs, not Kloss.
Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2019 07:17 AM (XoAz

I keep being reminded of Polly Klaas.

Posted by: m at January 11, 2019 07:38 AM (Q7mSB)

598 A suspect is in custody.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 11, 2019 07:39 AM (jI3MC)

599 It pains me to say this, but I don't particularly believe anything official anybody says these days.

Dittos.

Given that there is zero consequence for over-charging, perjury, Brady violations, witness tampering, purchased testimony, etc.

I don't know how a jury can ever come to a verdict that is more principled than a coin flip.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:39 AM (lD3vL)

600 @585

By West I assume you mean classical liberal civilization. Self-control, hard work, education, and supporting oneself and family.

My guess is less than 50% of the current US population believe in those ideas and less than 95% of all illegal immigrants.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:40 AM (JFO2v)

601 So they aren't doing chemo for RBG after cancer surgery? Broken ribs recently?


She isn't coming back to the court. And the cameras are too good now for her to pull a Weekend at Ruthie's.

In the next few weeks or months, Trump is going to get himself a partial wall, and replace RBG with a solid conservative, probably with red hair and a mother, and the Left will completely melt down.

And you thought the press and the hardcore Lefties have been crazy. Just wait.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2019 07:40 AM (sy5kK)

602 581 >>577 We live in strange times - somebody pointed out it is entirely possible the missing girl was associated with her alleged kidnappers. Maybe, she had her parents killed? It's something that can't be dismissed at least, till we know more.

From the beginning the police have said she's not a suspect and was believed to be in danger.
______________

Could just be some weirdo who saw the girl somewhere and became obsessed with her.

There was a story in the news yesterday about the latest freak to "confess" to killing JonBenet Ramsey. Had a phone full of photos of her, including photos of several "shrines" he'd put together for her. Apparently believed that she was going to fall in love with him and want to be his wife and move away to a tropical island and live happily ever after with him. The kid was 6 when she was killed. What kind of freak has thoughts like that about a 6-year old?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 07:40 AM (fqUgw)

603 My guess is less than 50% of the current US population believe in those ideas and less than 95% of all illegal immigrants.

OK, simple test for "West":

I submit that the top three elements for a successful "Western" society are: Guns, Printing Press and Calvinism.

Ask Americans if they agree with all three. I lay odds that the number is less than 20%.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:41 AM (lD3vL)

604 Mornin' Horde.

Got nothin'.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 11, 2019 07:42 AM (lLeln)

605 She isn't coming back to the court. And the cameras are too good now for her to pull a Weekend at Ruthie's.

In the next few weeks or months, Trump is going to get himself a partial wall, and replace RBG with a solid conservative

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I suspect she will hold on for another year and a half. There may be a lot of 8 vote decisions this term, but she will still technically be on the Court.

Posted by: SH at January 11, 2019 07:42 AM (sX1BW)

606 "What kind of freak has thoughts like that about a 6-year old?"


Tread lightly with this, or the Mohammedans may become upset.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 07:43 AM (cqNba)

607 . The kid was 6 when she was killed. What kind of freak has thoughts like that about a 6-year old?

Mohammed ?


What do I win?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:43 AM (lD3vL)

608 Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped by a lunatic and was eventually freed.
But, yes, the possibility of a murder plot to kill her parents is something that is also not unheard of. But I really hope that doesn't turn out to be the case.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 07:43 AM (m075u)

609 601
Left will completely melt down.

I want to see one of those CNN reporters actually wet their panties!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:43 AM (JFO2v)

610 OMG!!!

The Gurgle Doodle is actually someone I've heard of.

Earl Scruggs

Posted by: Bruce at January 11, 2019 07:45 AM (8ikIW)

611 And you thought the press and the hardcore Lefties have been crazy. Just wait.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2019 07:40 AM


Paddle faster!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 11, 2019 07:45 AM (DMUuz)

612 OK, simple test for "West":

I submit that the top three elements for a successful "Western" society are: Guns, Printing Press and Calvinism.

Ask Americans if they agree with all three. I lay odds that the number is less than 20%.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:41 AM (lD3vL)

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What percentage do you think would even know what Calvinism is?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 11, 2019 07:45 AM (8g9zh)

613 "What do I win?"

Half of something?


But AoSHQ prizes are always the hugest, and most luxurious.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 07:46 AM (cqNba)

614 What percentage do you think would even know what Calvinism is?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 11, 2019 07:45 AM


This.

Posted by: Hobbes at January 11, 2019 07:46 AM (DMUuz)

615 And you thought the press and the hardcore Lefties have been crazy. Just wait.

In a twisted way, this is good.

Face it, for all of the bluster, the Good Guys aren't going to initiate CW 2.0 it will have to be started by the Enemy with actual live fire towards Good Guys, not senators playing softball.

That is all that can be said here.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:47 AM (lD3vL)

616 Mornin' Horde!

Have to take the car in today for a recall repair. Part of Ford's big airbag debacle.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 11, 2019 07:47 AM (8g9zh)

617 @600

I might be quibbling, but I've never gotten how "Self-control, hard work, education, and supporting oneself and family" are distinctively classical liberal or Western values. Has there ever been a society in which, for normal people, they were no highly regarded?

Sure, its common for scum to either rise to the top or sink to the bottom. But wouldn't a Confucian advise just those virtues? And that was hardly Western or Classical Liberal.

At this level, I'd submit, they are just human.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 07:48 AM (VaN/j)

618 607 . The kid was 6 when she was killed. What kind of freak has thoughts like that about a 6-year old?

Mohammed ?


What do I win?
______________________

Linda Sarsour, that mouthy muzzie bitch who pretends to be a "feminist," gave a speech yesterday in which she said Mo was a "human rights activist."

lol. A human rights activist who married a 9-year old girl, owned and traded slaves, and encouraged his followers to kill "inferior" Jews and Christians.

Just think how vicious and depraved he would have been if he hadn't been such a saint!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 07:48 AM (fqUgw)

619 Cancer is a beoytch. I just think she is too week, and is barely hanging on this planet about now.


She is getting the most cutting edge treatment in the world, we can be sure. But this is the second surgery for cancer. Lung cancer. And broken ribs. At 85 years old.

The last couple of days, people have been joking and comparing her with Captain Pike of Star Trek, and his only method of communication, one beep or two.

I honestly think she is close to this right now. Maybe some whines and grunts.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2019 07:49 AM (sy5kK)

620 "What percentage do you think would even know what Calvinism is?

Posted by: No One of Consequence "

One of the greatest cartoons ever, right? Calvinism and Hobbs,


Posted by: Ripley at January 11, 2019 07:49 AM (MxEKc)

621 What percentage do you think would even know what Calvinism is?

Good point, they will think of the comic strip.

I was trying to think of a bumpersticker way of referring to the morals, ethics, science, education, philosophy, Imago Dei, human flourishing and world view of the Protestant Reformation.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:49 AM (lD3vL)

622 Jayme Kloss has been found alive?? Praise God!

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at January 11, 2019 07:50 AM (lwiT4)

623 What percentage do you think would even know what Calvinism is?

Good point, they will think of the comic strip.

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If only they did read Calvin & Hobbes. There is a lot of wisdom there.

Posted by: SH at January 11, 2019 07:51 AM (sX1BW)

624
What percentage do you think would even know what Calvinism is?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 11, 2019 07:45 AM (8g9zh)



I always preferred Peanuts. Lucy would sucker that stupid Charlie Brown every football season.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2019 07:51 AM (sy5kK)

625 The last couple of days, people have been joking and comparing her with Captain Pike of Star Trek, and his only method of communication, one beep or two.

It seems rather funny looking at what screen writers of the 1960s thought the state of the art would be 400 years down the road.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:51 AM (lD3vL)

626 @603

Doesn't that list imply there was no West until the 16th C?

And how to deal with the fact that Calvinism was NOT dominant in England (except during the Commonwealth) during her rise, Germany during hers, or America during ours?

At best you'd have to say "post-Calvinist" as a model. But is that so?

Posted by: Eeyore at January 11, 2019 07:52 AM (VaN/j)

627 If only they did read Calvin & Hobbes. There is a lot of wisdom there.

They did, now our legal and regulative structures all look like Calvinball.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:52 AM (lD3vL)

628 "If only they did read Calvin & Hobbes. There is a lot of wisdom there."

Hell.

If only they were to watch the morning shows, and westerns on MeTV.

More moral teaching in thirty minutes there than your average modern/contemporary Church sermon or doctrinal statement of faith.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 07:53 AM (cqNba)

629 I was trying to think of a bumpersticker way of referring to the morals, ethics, science, education, philosophy, Imago Dei, human flourishing and world view of the Protestant Reformation.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:49 AM (lD3vL)

REPENT

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:53 AM (JFO2v)

630 >>Jayme Kloss has been found alive?? Praise God!
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at January 11, 2019 07:50 AM (lwiT4)

Yes! Last evening

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 11, 2019 07:54 AM (fInJv)

631 618
Linda Sarsour, that mouthy muzzie bitch who pretends to be a "feminist," gave a speech yesterday in which she said Mo was a "human rights activist."
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 07:48 AM (fqUgw)


Have people always been this completely divorced from reality, or do we just hear about it more today?

Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2019 07:54 AM (sdi6R)

632 If only they were to watch the morning shows

What, like The View?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 07:54 AM (m075u)

633 I honestly think she is close to this right now. Maybe some whines and grunts.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 11, 2019 07:49 AM (sy5kK)

---

Don't be silly. She's reading documents and sending notes.

Seriously. That's what the news is trying to get people to believe about a decrepit 85 year old who ALREADY couldn't stay awake during work hours who just had half a lung chopped out of her body.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at January 11, 2019 07:54 AM (LX21o)

634 REPENT

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:53 AM (JFO2v)


And there you have it, folks.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at January 11, 2019 07:55 AM (lwiT4)

635 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2019 07:56 AM (BC8yF)

636 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at January 11, 2019 07:56 AM (lwiT4)

637 >>Have people always been this completely divorced from reality, or do we just hear about it more today?


Naw, this is just the latest spin by Muslims who want to use Lefty language and ideas to implement sharia. They're not ignorant at all; they're sneaky.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (W+vEI)

638 The Left is keeping her alive not for her intellect, but to keep her anonymous stand-in acting in her name in place for as long as possible.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (tVWQB)

639 REPENT

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:53 AM (JFO2v)


And there you have it, folks.

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Yes, but it needs to be followed by AND TURN TOWARD GOD.

The left believes in sin and repentance too. Its just that their preferred penance is progressivism and turning toward the state.

Posted by: SH at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (sX1BW)

640 Did JJ come back to Wisconsin?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (lwiT4)

641 are we going to get an EMT today?

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (mpXpK)

642 Have people always been this completely divorced from reality, or do we just hear about it more today?
_________________

Considering the number of muzzies on the planet, my guess is that they've always been this clueless.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (fqUgw)

643 And how to deal with the fact that Calvinism was NOT dominant in England (except during the Commonwealth) during her rise, Germany during hers, or America during ours?

I wasn't going to go the route of soteriology as a defining characteristic, but the principle idea that man does not belong to the State, the Golden and Silver rules, and the "Protestant Work Ethic" come to mind.

Only High Trust societies can truly thrive, and those seem to do best when practitioners have, not a personal value set, nor a tribal set, but a set of immutable transcendent values that originate and do not vary from themselves.

Some might say that the West is a product of The Enlightenment, but personally I would say that marked the beginning of the downfall as once again, The Enlightenment turned the focus of source of truth back to man.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (lD3vL)

644 decrepit 85 year old who ALREADY couldn't stay awake during work hours who just had half a lung chopped out of her body.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 11, 2019 07:54 AM (LX21o)

Leave Madonna alone!

Posted by: vagina walls at January 11, 2019 07:58 AM (iSh8b)

645 I swear I'm going to be one of those little old ladies, standing on a sidewalk with a sign that says REPENT THE END IS NEAR

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at January 11, 2019 07:58 AM (lwiT4)

646 "What, like The View?"

?????



MeTV

My Three Sons
Leave it to Beaver
Gunsmoke
Have Gun, Will Travel
The Rifleman
Bonanza

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 07:59 AM (cqNba)

647 Yes, but it needs to be followed by AND TURN TOWARD GOD.

The left believes in sin and repentance too. Its just that their preferred penance is progressivism and turning toward the state.
Posted by: SH at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (sX1BW)

My bumper is not that big!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2019 07:59 AM (JFO2v)

648 The Left is keeping her alive not for her intellect, but to keep her anonymous stand-in acting in her name in place for as long as possible.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at January 11, 2019 07:57 AM (tVWQB)


#ProofOfLife NOW!
Just like people should have demanded of Juan McCain!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 11, 2019 07:59 AM (f3oO4)

649 Some might say that the West is a product of The Enlightenment, but
personally I would say that marked the beginning of the downfall as once
again, The Enlightenment turned the focus of source of truth back to
man.


That's a good point.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at January 11, 2019 08:00 AM (lwiT4)

650 " are we going to get an EMT today?"

#TwoWeeks

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 08:00 AM (cqNba)

651 Here's the RBG IS TOTES AWESOME!!! workout promo video from the Daily Show guys:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=0oBodJHX1Vg

Four minutes is where the magic happens. It's tragic to see how much they want her to be a triathlete and she's just and 85 year old woman who can barely talk.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG 🐘 at January 11, 2019 08:01 AM (LX21o)

652 575 The RBG funeral will rival the McCain send off. Every politician of note will be required to kneel, speak kindly of her and acknowledge her wisdom.

--

Then, one day, we can compare and contrast the sendoff that Clarence Thomas will receive when he leaves this mortal coil. First black SCOTUS. Something tells me it won't quite go the same. Except, that is, for the MFM to lament how "right wing" he was, as they furrow their brows in disapproval.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 11, 2019 08:01 AM (JoUsr)

653 646 MeTV



My Three Sons

Leave it to Beaver

Gunsmoke

Have Gun, Will Travel

The Rifleman

Bonanza



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2019 07:59 AM (cqNba)

I just picked up a multi-disk set of the first season of Gunsmoke. Great show back when Marshall Dillon actually shot bad guys.

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2019 08:02 AM (mpXpK)

654 The left believes in sin and repentance too. Its just that their preferred penance is progressivism and turning toward the state.

Their canon of scripture seems to vary day-by-day, or tweet-by-tweet.

There was a time when Progressives believed that marriage was between one man and one woman.

And a huge difference between Calvinism and all other world views is the reaction to this statement:

I believe that man is inherently:
[ ] Good
[ ] Evil

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 08:03 AM (lD3vL)

655 First black SCOTUS.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 11, 2019 08:01 AM (JoUsr)

Yo....

Posted by: Thurgood Marshall at January 11, 2019 08:03 AM (wYseH)

656 we already have the first 4 seasons of Have Gun Will travel. wifey loved that show.

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2019 08:03 AM (mpXpK)

657 >>The RBG funeral will rival the McCain send off. Every politician of note will be required to kneel, speak kindly of her and acknowledge her wisdom.


Probably on par with a POTUS funeral, seeing as she's one of the highest ranking women in government (if you consider how Lefties think about SCOTUS) and the last few years of her being promoted as some sort of feminist superhero.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 08:04 AM (W+vEI)

658 Noobs

Posted by: Tits ate my brain at January 11, 2019 08:04 AM (UdKB7)

659 Clarence Thomas ... First black SCOTUS.

Thurgood Marshall would disagree.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at January 11, 2019 08:04 AM (lD3vL)

660 nood fbnally

Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2019 08:04 AM (mpXpK)

661 First black SCOTUS.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 11, 2019 08:01 AM (JoUsr)

Yo....

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Heh, yes, I done realized my boo boo the moment I hit 'post.' But he was a Democrat. He counts. Thomas won't.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 11, 2019 08:04 AM (JoUsr)

662 Naw, this is just the latest spin by Muslims who want to use Lefty language and ideas to implement sharia. They're not ignorant at all; they're sneaky.
__________________

They don't even need to be sneaky, that's the sad part. Look at how we recently had a muzzie woman sworn into congress with her hand on a koran.

The koran teaches that man-made laws (such as, say, the U.S. constitution) are inherently sinful and must be replaced with the "perfect word" of allah as revealed to Mo in the koran.

Yet this muzzie stands up and takes an oath that she will bear allegiance to our constitution, and that she will support and defend it, and that she makes this promise without any reservations. She does this while swearing with her hand on a koran that says our constitution is illegitimate, and that it is okay for her to lie and swear false oaths so long as it is in service of spreading islam.

And nobody anywhere has a problem with this, or raises any questions about whether this woman's oath can be trusted, or whether it's appropriate for her to be taking this oath at all, because to do that would be raaaaaaacist or islamophobic or some such shit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 08:06 AM (fqUgw)

663
What percentage do you think would even know what Calvinism is?


David French's world view, right? His Twitter avatar is Calvin, after all.

* snort *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 08:08 AM (pNxlR)

664 Friday, and you know what that means! It's Happy Hour and I get to harness up and pull the Budweiser wagon up Pennsylvania Ave.

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 08:09 AM (jGLI4)

665
656 we already have the first 4 seasons of Have Gun Will travel. wifey loved that show.
Posted by: Vic at January 11, 2019 08:03 AM (mpXpK)


Gene Roddenbury of Star Trek TOS infamy wrote quite a few episodes for that show.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 08:10 AM (pNxlR)

666 Okay, here's my question I told you all about earlier. It relates to the wall on the southern border:

If money and physics were no object and you could design a border wall that could do ANYTHING to keep out intruders, what would your wall do?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2019 10:48 PM (miE9U)
I'd have a wall of antimatter, except that much antimatter is kind of hard to come by.
So let's be environmentally responsible and use carbon capture to build a self sustaining wall one hundred feet tall and thick completely out of dry ice.

Posted by: Bad Science at January 11, 2019 12:18 PM (Cuxbi)

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