The Morning Rant

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"From what I've been able to tell from news reports, here is the Democrats' 2020 campaign platform in a nutshell: 'We hate you, we *really* hate Jews, we hate babies, we hate America, and we want you to starve. Now give us all your guns.'"



Democrats 2020 (I):

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Democrats 2020 (II):

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Cue the Outrage Mob:

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And this is how you handle the crybullies: never apologize, never surrender. Let's hope Carlson's overlords at Fox don't cave.



Why Am I Not Surprised?

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Who Dis:

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And For the 'Ettes:

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Friday's celebrities: Deborah Harry and Russell Crowe.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Apple Pie and Ice Cream:

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(h/t, as usual, to Food Porn on Twitter)

Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:15 AM




Comments

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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 11, 2019 11:09 AM (gC2IV)

2 Gorilla!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 11, 2019 11:10 AM (ffYR/)

3 Damn it

Posted by: Delaforce at March 11, 2019 11:10 AM (EQqlG)

4 sorry I'm late, got lost in the dame...

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 11, 2019 11:11 AM (8D42x)

5 The Vox writer has that healthy, sunken-cheeked, sallow glow of the Soy Boy...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:11 AM (I2dne)

6 Vox writer looks like he subsists on meal worms. I imagine that's what Renfield looked like.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:12 AM (TpAxy)

7 democrats aren't cool enough to be fast and furious types.

It should be a short bus.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:12 AM (1ISKN)

8 Dat Betty Grable?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 11, 2019 11:12 AM (pUDQf)

9 The Vox writer eats soylent?

You mean Soylent Green exists already?!

Posted by: Delaforce at March 11, 2019 11:12 AM (EQqlG)

10 The Dems are not the party of antisemitism. They're the party of hate, period. The focus of their hateful ire changes from time to time, but everything they do is predicated on hate. If they favor you today, they'll hate you tomorrow. Antisemitism is but one plank in their robust platform of hate.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:13 AM (I2dne)

11 That is serious food porn!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 11:13 AM (0tfLf)

12 RDJ and somebody perky. Really perky.

I like perky.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:13 AM (fuK7c)

13 I thought the Democrat platform for 2020 was just "ORANGE MAN BAD"?

Posted by: Roy at March 11, 2019 11:13 AM (xqdqQ)

14 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 11, 2019 11:13 AM (90ehy)

15 Robert Downey junior and Maybe greta Garbo

Posted by: It's me donna at March 11, 2019 11:13 AM (O2RFr)

Posted by: kactus at March 11, 2019 11:13 AM (HIasT)

17 8 Dat Betty Grable?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 11, 2019 11:12 AM (pUDQf)


No.

Posted by: OregonMuse AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (NhAw2)

18 Oh, Gateway Pundit has a porno photo of Allysa Milano up...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (O2RFr)

19 You made me remember an observation I used to make about how cell phones have replaced cigarettes

-
That's rather profound. And we don't want that shit around here.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

20 Gloria Grahame

Posted by: Eric at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (nRSy+)

21 Dang. FenelonSpoke with earthporn.com on The ONT, now OM with foodporn.com. It's like a theme is emerging...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Tyf8A)

22 13 I thought the Democrat platform for 2020 was just "ORANGE MAN BAD"?
Posted by: Roy



That's the long version. The abbreviated version is "waaaaaahhhhhhh".

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (TpAxy)

23 I think the lady looks like Greer Garson, but I'm an ignoramus about movies, so take it for what it's worth.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (MIKMs)

24 A Star Wars Is Born.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=D-Sv6fu-udU

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (+y/Ru)

25 Not Garbo. I've made something of a study of Garbo.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (fuK7c)

26 Gloria Grahame is correct.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (pUDQf)

27 20 Gloria Grahame

Posted by: Eric at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (nRSy+)


There you go.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (NhAw2)

28 Anne Bancroft

Posted by: JT at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (90ehy)

29 If Darwin's theory of natural selection were real, people like that Vox writer wouldn't exist.

Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (7HtZB)

30 That Vox writers face looks like it should be stuck on the side of an aquarium.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (1ISKN)

31 RDJ had a serious drug problem, lost his career, got bent over in prison...and he's still more manly and successful than soy boy up there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK8)

32 Looks like Gloria Grahame

Posted by: dblaiseb at March 11, 2019 11:16 AM (DQC2L)

33
How about hot apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese on it???

Posted by: fixerupper at March 11, 2019 11:16 AM (8XRCm)

34 21 Dang. FenelonSpoke with earthporn.com on The ONT, now OM with foodporn.com. It's like a theme is emerging...
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Tyf8A)

Porn.

The theme is porn.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK8)

35 Put down your pencils. We have a winner at #20.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:16 AM (NhAw2)

36
What the Mom from Big Valleys' name???

Barb Stanwick???

Thats my guess.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (8XRCm)

37 I've come to the conclusion that all the Soy-liberal men from the socialist movement are losers and search out other losers in order to feel better about themselves.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (pUDQf)

38 Put down your pencils. We have a winner at #20.

i don't have a pencil.

Nor a slice of pie.

Posted by: JT at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (90ehy)

39 32 Looks like Gloria Grahame
Posted by: dblaiseb at March 11, 2019 11:16 AM (DQC2L)


It does, doesn't it? And for a very good reason.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (NhAw2)

40 I've come to the conclusion that all the Soy-liberal men from the socialist movement are losers and search out other losers in order to feel better about themselves.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (pUDQf)
+++++++++++
It's like a support group. A support group with edamame and "Sex and this City."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (I2dne)

41 Trick question. Same person. Young Angela Landsbury, and old Angela Landsbury.

Posted by: Mallwave at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (BLKo7)

42 I've made something of a study of Garbo.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM


Have you published your results yet?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (Tyf8A)

43 Gloria Grahame
=====

Brought to you by the double G.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (MIKMs)

44 Downey Jr,
Grahame,
Mrs D's apple pie!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (0tfLf)

45

hot apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese on it???
Posted by: fixerupper


Get thee gone, demon of Hell!

Posted by: imp at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (w+Z9D)

46
Vi from It's a Communist/Wonderful Life...

Gloria Grahame.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (zBaqJ)

47 Gloria Graeme... pronounced gray-YUM!

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (TXOkZ)

48 That Vox writers face looks like it should be stuck on the side of an aquarium.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:15 AM (1ISKN)

I think I found a Vox writer in the wall after the power went out to the laundry room. Must've been chewing on the wires, near as I can tell.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (IqOTP)

49 I'm sure that ice cream and pie is Keto-friendly. That means I can have two, just like my president!

Posted by: Grimaldi at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (V/f/L)

50 Don't know Gloria Grahame. She's got Lauren Bacall eyes.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (vk0An)

51 Never would have guessed, since I have never heard of Gloria Grahame. I do, however, approve of the photo. Guess I need to do some research regarding this nice lady.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (xPJvm)

52 Sock clearing post.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (81OU+)

53 51 Never would have guessed, since I have never heard of Gloria Grahame. I do, however, approve of the photo. Guess I need to do some research regarding this nice lady.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM (xPJvm)


"It's a Wonderful Life." She played Vi, the loose woman.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (zBaqJ)

54 Growing up with his dad and two brothers, my dad never knew that a pie could be cut into more than four pieces.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (m45I2)

55 hot apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese on it???
Posted by: fixerupper

Get thee gone, demon of Hell!

Posted by: imp at March 11, 2019 11:18 AM

*********

The mother of Diogenes used to say, "Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze."

But then she liked okra too...

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (0tfLf)

56 Soylent is a real drink. Who knew?

They're website says they are pro-GMO. I guess that means soyboys with bitch tits.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (1ISKN)

57 That Vox writer looks like he lives in pain.

I want to empathize, but socialists don't have any empathy or sympathy, so....

Posted by: Delaforce at March 11, 2019 11:20 AM (EQqlG)

58
Had a hot apple tart with cinnamon ice cream for wifey's birthday yesterday.

Quite good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 11, 2019 11:20 AM (zBaqJ)

59 Sock clearing post.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (81OU+)
+++++++++++
"I'll take 'Things That Only Make Sense at AosHQ' for $200, Alex."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:20 AM (I2dne)

60 Demands equal time for apple pie with melted sharp Cheddar cheese.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (nPGq2)

61 Soylent is a real drink. Who knew?

They're website says they are pro-GMO. I guess that means soyboys with bitch tits.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (1ISKN)
+++++++++
Yup. Unsettling name of fake food for hipster losers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (I2dne)

62
Vox writer looks like teenage geek version of Billy Bob Thornton after 8 months of chemo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (zBaqJ)

63 Mark!

I'm FINALLY writing up my response on that one movie.

I apologize for taking so long.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (q8oeS)

64 37 I've come to the conclusion that all the Soy-liberal men from the socialist movement are losers and search out other losers in order to feel better about themselves.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 11, 2019 11:17 AM (pUDQf)

The entire Left is made up of losers who want revenge on normal society.

Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (7HtZB)

65 9 The Vox writer eats soylent?

You mean Soylent Green exists already?!


it's a powdered alleged food named after soylent green. you use it to make allegedly healthy alleged shakes. allegedly.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (sGtp+)

66 Mallwave, I miss Geocities too!!!

Posted by: G. Gnome, GNOMCO Home Defense System and Turkey Fryer Salesman at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (al6UK)

67 The watch Robert Downey Jr is wearing in that pic is a Urwerk UR-110 RG. Over $150k if you find one.
http://tinyurl.com/y32ltsff
It's amazing.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (CQ3Qb)

68 Grahame. She can spell it however she likes.

"George Bailey still has a shot at that, you know."
"Stick to the plan, Clarence."

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (TXOkZ)

69 Here is another take on Ms. Grahame's perkiness from a site which the Poppins and I both appreciate:

https://bit.ly/2F6TG5L

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (fuK7c)

70 The entire Left is made up of losers who want revenge on normal society.
Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (7HtZB)
++++++++++
That last part is the distinction. There are plenty of conservative losers, but they tend not gravitate toward the "burn it all down" side of things.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (I2dne)

71 For me, the most memorable Gloria Grahame role is in the musical "Oklahoma" - her big number is "I'm just a girl who can't say no!".

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (Kpl3J)

72 56 Soylent is a real drink. Who knew?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (1ISKN)



Made out of people?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (ujg0T)

73

But then she liked okra too...
Posted by: Diogenes


Okra can be OK, albeit slimy. As long as it's cooked a little before going in the gumbo....

Posted by: imp at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (w+Z9D)

74 63 Mark!

I'm FINALLY writing up my response on that one movie.

I apologize for taking so long.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (q8oeS)

Sokay, took me a while to respond your first post too!

Looking forward to reading it, then shaking my head and reaching for a red highlighter....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK8)

75 "George Bailey still has a shot at that, you know."
"Stick to the plan, Clarence."


Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM


*******

Damnit! I just cleaned this keyboard!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (0tfLf)

76 "George Bailey still has a shot at that, you know."
"Stick to the plan, Clarence."

Okay... Now I see it... I knew she looked familiar but I couldn't place her

Posted by: It's me donna at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (O2RFr)

77 67 The watch Robert Downey Jr is wearing in that pic is a Urwerk UR-110 RG. Over $150k if you find one.



For that kind of money, it better cook my meals, wash my car, and raise my kids.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (TpAxy)

78 Here is another take on Ms. Grahame's perkiness from a site which the Poppins and I both appreciate:

https://bit.ly/2F6TG5L
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (fuK7c)
++++++++++++
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (I2dne)

79 The Vox writer eats soylent?

You mean Soylent Green exists already?!
Posted by: Delaforce at March 11, 2019 11:12 AM (EQqlG)

Someone figured there was no such thing as bad publicity a few years back, and made a soy-based nutrient paste called Soylent.

I'm sure it's only a matter of time until they decide they have the ultimate "green" solution to the human condition.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (J+mig)

80 Is that Gloria Grahame?

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (v2uEC)

81 earthporn.com on The ONT


*******

Earthporn - a limerick

I went up in the mountains north of Duncan
I felt like I should do some boulder chunkin'
Now Gaia, being flirty
Told me "Do it, down and dirty!"
"Oh screw the Earthm I think I'll go spelunki'!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (m45I2)

82
Demands equal time for apple pie with melted sharp Cheddar cheese.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (nPGq2)

-----

*** fistbump

Posted by: fixerupper at March 11, 2019 11:24 AM (8XRCm)

83 69 Here is another take on Ms. Grahame's perkiness from a site which the Poppins and I both appreciate:

https://bit.ly/2F6TG5L
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (fuK7c)

What I like best about that picture is the way her nipples follow you no matter how you move around her.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:24 AM (bcbK8)

84 spelunkin'

Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 11:24 AM (m45I2)

85 In any decent, compassionate society, that poor Vox writer would have a quiet, dignified life in a small cage in a traveling carnival, next to a gumball machine full of birdseed.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (IqOTP)

86 Cover story of The Atlantic IMPEACH in giant letters by Yoni Applebaum

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (BXMxN)

87 Eat Soylent - Your winkie will fall clean off. - Soylent Marketing

Posted by: Archer at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (gmo/4)

88 That soyboy from Vox looks like Mick Jagger in the Don Knotts role for a remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (NFEMn)

89 josephistan

Prayers up for you and your Mom, pal.

Posted by: JT at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (90ehy)

90 Does anyone in this country really care what Vox writers do?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (1ISKN)

91 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (aVNi6)

92 For that kind of money, it better cook my meals, wash my car, and raise my kids.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (TpAxy)

Hand-made movement, one-of-a-kind design. Check the link, nothing like it exists.
AOS needs a weekend watch thread.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (CQ3Qb)

93 Willowed:

Anyone heard from Nurse and Insom on their weekend tryst?

Posted by: Sponge at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (aVNi6)

94 87 Eat Soylent - Your winkie will fall clean off. - Soylent Marketing
Posted by: Archer at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (gmo/4)



"it's....winkies.....Soylent Green is made out of winkies...."

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (ujg0T)

95

Gandalf Gra(y)hame?

Posted by: imp at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (w+Z9D)

96 67 The watch Robert Downey Jr is wearing in that pic is a Urwerk UR-110 RG. Over $150k if you find one.
http://tinyurl.com/y32ltsff
It's amazing.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (CQ3Qb)

Damn. Talk about bling.

Eh, good on him. He got that money from when Marvel made good movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (bcbK8)

97 Carried over from previous:

We forget this. It's especially tragic, when you consider the country's natural wealth. There is NO reason fro this suffering, except to satisfy the whims of kleptocratic socialists.

New national motto in Venezuela: "Pinochet was right".
Posted by: Huck Follywood, back in the saddle again


Their neighbors can end this at any time. What remains of the Venezuelan armed forces could not stop them from sweeping in, putting down the Chavistas, and initiating relief efforts. Yet they do nothing.

Nothing at all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (AM1GF)

98 74
Sokay, took me a while to respond your first post too!

Looking forward to reading it, then shaking my head and reaching for a red highlighter....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

===============

Sent.

Now, I haven't cleared this with you, but I really would like to end up posting the conversation at some point.

Two movie lovers with diametrically opposing viewpoints of a single film, each providing their reasons for loving/hating the film. It'd be an interesting thing to read, I think.

That okay with you?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (q8oeS)

99 i don't know who gloria graham is. i thought it was susan hayward.

shows what i know.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (Pg+x7)

100 The single greatest post involving Soylent *ever* (link to Reddit):
https://tinyurl.com/y9gduvpr

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (I2dne)

101 For that kind of money, it better cook my meals, wash my car, and raise my kids.
Posted by: pep at

"But first......"

Posted by: JT at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (90ehy)

102 Soyboy from Vox.

So...American manhood today.
That little bastard probably laughed at the men and women from his high school who joined the military.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (0tfLf)

103 Don't know who she is but she has perky tits, fo SHO!

Posted by: Sponge at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM (aVNi6)

104 Good morning horde... there was not much time to read here this weekend let alone post. The kim kids were outa the house and Mr. and Mrs. kim took atvantage of the privacy. Anyhow the dims are going batshit bugfuck crazy on the way to losing any chance of holding on to any form of control of the fed and maybe event blue states in 2020.



Maybe the sex warped my brain and I'm being overly positive for a Monday morning.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM (0OmEj)

105 This cooking thing is really no more than a liberal telling the world that everyone must have fun the same way that he has fun.

It's because they love freedom.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM (q8oeS)

106 150K for a watch! I hope I'm never that stupid.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM (1ISKN)

107 Eh, good on him. He got that money from when Marvel made good movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo


Everybody expected a trainwreck when that casting was announced. Now nobody could imagine it any other way. Sometimes, the gamble pays off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM (AM1GF)

108 That last part is the distinction. There are plenty of conservative losers, but they tend not gravitate toward the "burn it all down" side of things.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (I2dne)

The liberal loser has decided that his failings are all somebody else's fault, and that they know everything worth knowing. They think that if we all would believe in unicorn government and cargo cult economics, there wouldn't even be losers. "It's all your fault!"

The conservative loser blames simple bad luck, or admits he made poor choices at critical times. The failure isn't due to some grand conspiracy of the world being rigged against them. "Meh. Shit happens."

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (J+mig)

109 RDJ had a serious drug problem, lost his career, got bent over in prison...and he's still more manly and successful than soy boy up there.

-
He had a great line. I'm allergic to drugs. I break out in handcuffs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (+y/Ru)

110 Hand-made movement, one-of-a-kind design. Check the link, nothing like it exists.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans



There's a reason.


Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (TpAxy)

111 Sudden Fear is a movie featuring Gloria Graham, Joan Crawford, and Jack Palance.Very well done love triangle (not between Graham and Crawford, pervs.) thriller. I watched it on YouTube just the other day.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (Kcf2u)

112 Gloria Grahame...Violet in It's A Wonderful Life

Posted by: Chris Cassone at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (/17rF)

113 Eh, good on him. He got that money from when Marvel made good movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (bcbK

GQ did an article about his watch collection. Afficionados called out a couple that were fakes. Turns out he keeps a lot of them used in his movies and they buy replicas for props. Then he insults Seiko's when they have probably the most revolutionary movement made in the past 150 years (spring-drive). Yes, I'm a nerd.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (CQ3Qb)

114 Gloria Grahame was the female Woody Allen, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Pete in TX at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (2RBkF)

115 Maybe the sex warped my brain and I'm being overly positive for a Monday morning.


Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM

*******

Nobody likes a bragger.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 11:29 AM (0tfLf)

116 If you're paying 150K for something, and you can't live in it, you're crazy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:29 AM (1ISKN)

117 You know what's ironic is that that Vox Soyboy is probably swimming in pussy. Yeah, it's mousy liberal Manhattan Vox staff, but it's still pussy.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 11:29 AM (NFEMn)

118 112 Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (J+mig)
+++++++++++
Yup. Right in one. It comes down to responsibility. Leftism means never having to say you're sorry. Or that anything is your fault.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:29 AM (I2dne)

119 The watch Robert Downey Jr is wearing in that pic is a Urwerk UR-110 RG. Over $150k if you find one.
http://tinyurl.com/y32ltsff
It's amazing.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:22 AM (CQ3Qb)

I went to that website. Satire is dead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 11:29 AM (nPGq2)

120 118 Gloria Grahame was the female Woody Allen, if you know what I mean.
Posted by: Pete in TX at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (2RBkF)

She bangs underage asian girls???

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (bcbK8)

121 80 Is that Gloria Grahame?

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 11:23 AM (v2uEC)


Indeed it is.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (NhAw2)

122 89 josephistan

Prayers up for you and your Mom, pal.
Posted by: JT at March 11, 2019 11:25 AM (90ehy)

Thanks

Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (7HtZB)

123 Eh, good on him. He got that money from when Marvel made good movies.


I read a really interesting interview with RDJ about getting Iron Man. The studio basically said fuck no we're not even going to give him an audition. He'd had the troubles and all that.

He just knew that this was the role to give him a career. He and his agent schemed and finagled and finally got him into an audition. He worked on it as if his whole career depended on it, which it did. And he nailed it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (fuK7c)

124 I liked Gloria Graham with Bogart in "In a Lonely Place". She was rather controversial, though. While she was married to director Nicholas Ray and she was caught in bed with his 13 year old son. She later married the son. Kind of a crazy dame. She also got into plastic surgery later in life, unfortunately, and changed her lips.

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (4YHTV)

125 GQ did an article about his watch collection. Afficionados called out a couple that were fakes. Turns out he keeps a lot of them used in his movies and they buy replicas for props. Then he insults Seiko's when they have probably the most revolutionary movement made in the past 150 years (spring-drive). Yes, I'm a nerd.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:28 AM (CQ3Qb)
+++++++++
I have a Kinetic a like a lot and it has been my daily watch for the past several months (I change it up somewhat regularly). The Kinetic concept is awesome and an engineering marvel. I really like the watch, but I appreciate it's engineering even more.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (I2dne)

126 127 Eh, good on him. He got that money from when Marvel made good movies.


I read a really interesting interview with RDJ about getting Iron Man. The studio basically said fuck no we're not even going to give him an audition. He'd had the troubles and all that.

He just knew that this was the role to give him a career. He and his agent schemed and finagled and finally got him into an audition. He worked on it as if his whole career depended on it, which it did. And he nailed it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (fuK7c)

And got paid waaaaaaaay less than Brie Larson did to play Captain Marvel. But yeah, gender pay gap.

Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (7HtZB)

127 Gloria Grahame's life didn't end well, and she was only 57.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (NFEMn)

128 Should NOT that be a LEFT HAND exit!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (JFO2v)

129 Meh. Big watch, small dick.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (xSo9G)

130 CNN contributor tweeted N word.

https://tinyurl.com/y36rn38b

Posted by: HA at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (MAstk)

131 128 In the book In a Lonely Place the Bogart character is in fact a murderer.Makes more sense but by the time the movie was made nobody wanted Bogey to be the villain.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (BXMxN)

132
And that, ladies and germs, is the perfect definition of "soysack".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 11, 2019 11:32 AM (pNxlR)

133 He just knew that this was the role to give him a career. He and his agent schemed and finagled and finally got him into an audition. He worked on it as if his whole career depended on it, which it did. And he nailed it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (fuK7c)

---

I've always had a soft spot for him since I saw him in Weird Science, especially with a bra on his head.

Posted by: SMH at March 11, 2019 11:32 AM (RU4sa)

134 So I see they out for Judge Jeannine scalp too because she said something harsh about their favorite Muslim, the brother humper... They want her gone .. Along with tucker... tucker isn't gonna fold but the judge is trying to apologize it away after complaints from our favorite "American" group CAIR

Posted by: It's me donna at March 11, 2019 11:32 AM (O2RFr)

135 I've had Seiko Kinetics since they 1st came out. I like the noises they make.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:32 AM (1ISKN)

136 "Now give us all your guns.'"

And your hamburgers!

Posted by: Lefties at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (yODqO)

137 Their neighbors can end this at any time. What remains of the Venezuelan armed forces could not stop them from sweeping in, putting down the Chavistas, and initiating relief efforts. Yet they do nothing.

Nothing at all."

I have been thinking long about this, 2 or 3 weeks ago I was convinced it was about to happen. Now... first, there's a natural reluctance to take any risk when one can get by without it, ESPECIALLY in Hispanic cultures. They are experts at finding reasons as to why nothing should be done today, if done at all, it should be done manana.

But also, I suspect among the serious thinkers there is a growing realization that no matter what course of action is followed, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people are about to die. It's too late for any other outcome. Anyone who steps in now is going to get blamed for that, so its better politically to stand back, do nothing and wait for the dying to start. And only *then* will it look good for outsiders to swoop in as rescuers.

I now think no one outside will lift a finger until the death toll crosses 100,000. But that will probably happen a lot sooner than you think.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (Kpl3J)

138 140 "Now give us all your guns.'"

And your hamburgers!

And businesses

Posted by: It's me donna at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (O2RFr)

139 Soylent is a real drink. Who knew?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:19 AM (1ISKN)


Made out of people?

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I hope they don't make it out of liberals. No protein.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (+y/Ru)

140 Soylent - marketed to people for whom "history" began yesterday and "ancient history" ended with the release of the iPhone 8.

They don't get the reference, and wouldn't even if you explained it to them. And showing them a picture of that SoiBoi would only convince them that's what everyone should look like on a steady diet of plants, coffee, and pot.

Posted by: DocJ at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (NYS7S)

141 64
The entire Left is made up of losers who want revenge on normal society.
Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:21 AM (7HtZB)


That can't be repeated often enough.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (xjiRE)

142 108 Eh, good on him. He got that money from when Marvel made good movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo

Everybody expected a trainwreck when that casting was announced. Now nobody could imagine it any other way. Sometimes, the gamble pays off.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM (AM1GF)

He really was inspired casting.

I swear there's only like 3 things you need to do to make a good movie:

1. Cast good actors
2. Write a good script with no bad scenes
3. Get the sound and lighting right

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (bcbK8)

143 Meh. Big watch, small dick.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (xSo9G)


We were tired of paying too much for small dicks, so we started our own watch company!!!

Posted by: 2 Guys on TV at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (aVNi6)

144 CNN contributor tweeted N word.

https://tinyurl.com/y36rn38b
Posted by: HA at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (MAstk)


Yet more evidence that Trump has changed the "tone" and needs to be impeached....

Posted by: CNN at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NFEMn)

145 125. OM, I asked before I read the comments, saw she was ID'd way upthread.

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (v2uEC)

146 142 140 "Now give us all your guns.'"

And your hamburgers!

And businesses
Posted by: It's me donna at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (O2RFr)

I'd do a business on their front lawn.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (bcbK8)

147 Don't get me wrong, I like horology and ancient clocks. It just seems silly to spend that much money when it doesn't really do anything more useful than a $2 digital watch. I have a nice Seiko, and it meets all my watch needs. I'd spend the rest on really useful stuff, like old books and clocks, and greenhouses.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (TpAxy)

148
Two movie lovers with diametrically opposing viewpoints of a single film, each providing their reasons for loving/hating the film. It'd be an interesting thing to read, I think.

That okay with you?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (q8oeS)


How novel!

Posted by: Siskel and Ebert at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (z79tQ)

149 More power to Downey and a 150k watch!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (JFO2v)

150 I've always had a soft spot for him since I saw him in Weird Science, especially with a bra on his head.


Oh, I always think of RDJ 1.0 as his character in Less Than Zero and that's sad.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (fuK7c)

151
All the reliably banal statists in my FB feed liked Cap'n Marvel.

Shocker!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (pNxlR)

152 115- yes, i saw "Sudden Fear" on YT recently too. Jack Palance was terrifying. The end was cheesy, but the suspense was great. Grahame made a great trollop. I'm a big Joan Crawford fan, I love the over the top drama. "Johnny Guitar" was one of my favorites that she starred in. Can't find it on YT, but in two parts on Daily Motion.

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (4YHTV)

153 I have a Kinetic a like a lot and it has been my daily watch for the past several months (I change it up somewhat regularly). The Kinetic concept is awesome and an engineering marvel. I really like the watch, but I appreciate it's engineering even more.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (I2dne)


Mrs. Muse gave me a new watch for Christmas, hopefully the last one I will ever own. It's analog, and it's powered not by a battery, but by a capacitor that gets recharged by ambient room light, or, if available, sunlight, which is best.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (NhAw2)

154 146
2. Write a good script with no bad scenes

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (bcbK

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"3 great scenes. No bad ones."
-Howard Hawkes

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (q8oeS)

155 Siskel and Ebert agreed sometimes.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (BXMxN)

156
150K for a watch! I hope I'm never that stupid.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:27 AM (1ISKN)

We'll strap this $150,000 watch next to this $20 Timex on this outboard motor propeller and run the motor in this lake. Let's see how they do...

Posted by: Archer at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (gmo/4)

157 That's the chick from Its a Wonderful Life.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (FKi9J)

158 it should be done manana.
--------

I refer to my alter ego as 'Manana Man'.

*looks at slightly weepy shut-off valve*

This is a job for Manana Man!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (xSo9G)

159 ... actually i know one more thing. last week in a desperate cry for attention i noted that ken curtis, who played festus on "gunsmoke" started as a big band crooner for the tommy dorsey band, it was off topic having nothing to do with anything. well here's another:

howard morris, who played ernest t. bass on the "andy griffith show", wasn't a hillbilly in real life. he was born in the bronx, jewish, got started with carl reiner and joined him on sid caesar's "your show of shows", was a prolific voice actor on 100's pf cartoons and a successful director on numerous shows, in eluding the pilot for "get smart" (he actually directed more episodes of andy griffith than he appeared in as bass. he also played in several mel brooks movies. and apparently was a generally nice guy.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (Pg+x7)

160 152

How novel!
Posted by: Siskel and Ebert at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (z79tQ)

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90 seconds is nothing.

They agreed most of the time.

Mark and I are more interesting than two dead guys.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (q8oeS)

161 If you think $150k is too much for a watch, the one he wore to the last Avengers premiere is north of $600k: http://tinyurl.com/y42uqv8c
Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon. Not a fan.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (CQ3Qb)

162 159 Siskel and Ebert agreed sometimes.
Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (BXMxN)

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It was something like 80% of the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (q8oeS)

163 130 127 Eh, good on him. He got that money from when Marvel made good movies.


I read a really interesting interview with RDJ about getting Iron Man. The studio basically said fuck no we're not even going to give him an audition. He'd had the troubles and all that.

He just knew that this was the role to give him a career. He and his agent schemed and finagled and finally got him into an audition. He worked on it as if his whole career depended on it, which it did. And he nailed it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:30 AM (fuK7c)

And got paid waaaaaaaay less than Brie Larson did to play Captain Marvel. But yeah, gender pay gap.
Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:31 AM (7HtZB)

Well he got back end points. A lot of them. To the point that casting him is a 'strategic risk' to a movie's bottom line.

RDJ repeats that story with a big smile on his face.

Again, good on him. He has virtues to go with his flaws.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (bcbK8)

164 Soylent now contains more estrogen!

Posted by: Roy at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (xqdqQ)

165 Don't get me wrong, I like horology

"Wink-wink, nudge-nudge"

Posted by: JT at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (90ehy)

166 They agreed most of the time.

Mark and I are more interesting than two dead guys.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (q8oeS)

I agree with you.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (bcbK8)

167 it should be done manana.
---------

My father spent a good deal of time in Cuba. It was from him that I learned to appreciate 'Manana'. Apparently, that was the standard response to almost anything.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (xSo9G)

168 Mrs. Muse gave me a new watch for Christmas, hopefully the last one I will ever own. It's analog, and it's powered not by a battery, but by a capacitor that gets recharged by ambient room light, or, if available, sunlight, which is best.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (NhAw2)
++++++++
Who makes it? I have the Seiko solar watch and it works extremely well. The Citizen EcoDrive is nicer by a wide margin, but costs much more.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (I2dne)

169 The watch Robert Downey Jr is wearing in that pic is a Urwerk UR-110 RG. Over $150k if you find one.

What's $150K to a guy who makes - what? - $20M (and likely much more) per film.

Posted by: DocJ at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (NYS7S)

170 Don't get me wrong, I like horology
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A timely comment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (xSo9G)

171 170 They agreed most of the time.

Mark and I are more interesting than two dead guys.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (q8oeS)

I agree with you.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (bcbK

============

No, you don't.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (q8oeS)

172 We'll strap this $150,000 watch next to this $20 Timex on this outboard motor propeller and run the motor in this lake. Let's see how they do...

Posted by: Archer



If you were old enough you'd have socked John Cameron Swayze.

You child.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (fuK7c)

173 If you think $150k is too much for a watch, the one he wore to the last Avengers premiere is north of $600k: http://tinyurl.com/y42uqv8c
Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon. Not a fan.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (CQ3Qb)

Maybe he just wears these things on loan from the designers---to give them publicity.

Or he really likes expensive watches...

Posted by: CNN at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (NFEMn)

174 Johnny Guitar is on Amazon Prime is

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (BXMxN)

175 I don't remember seeing Gloria Grahame in anything but apparently I have.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (39g3+)

176 165 If you think $150k is too much for a watch, the one he wore to the last Avengers premiere is north of $600k: http://tinyurl.com/y42uqv8c
Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon. Not a fan.



Sure, it costs $600k, but on the other hand, it's really, really ugly.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (TpAxy)

177 163: I didn't watch gun smoke as a kid, but now watch because hubby loves it. Festus is my favorite. He was a talented actor and singer and apparently an all around great guy too.

Posted by: LASue at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (wMHPW)

178
Even though the stories therein paid scant homage to the Holmes-Watson canon, I very much enjoyed Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in the two Sherlock Holmes flicks directed by Madonna's ex.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (pNxlR)

179 Oh, I always think of RDJ 1.0 as his character in Less Than Zero and that's sad.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (fuK7c)


Went to that movie on a first date.

With my ex-wife.

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (ZfRYq)

180

Top 5 takeaways from Pete Buttigieg's CNN town hall at SXSW

https://outline.com/zxjy6C

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 11, 2019 11:39 AM (aKsyK)

181 177 If you think $150k is too much for a watch, the one he wore to the last Avengers premiere is north of $600k: http://tinyurl.com/y42uqv8c
Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon. Not a fan.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:36 AM (CQ3Qb)

Maybe he just wears these things on loan from the designers---to give them publicity.

Or he really likes expensive watches...
Posted by: CNN at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (NFEMn)

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Well, considering he's made $50 million for a single movie before, I'm gonna go with, "He likes expensive watches."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:39 AM (q8oeS)

182 She deleted the tweet but the internet is forever.

Posted by: HA at March 11, 2019 11:39 AM (MAstk)

183 Anyway, on watch thoughts: I really, really want a Rollex Presidente but I can't justify dropping that much cheddar on something. But I want to.

I have backed a kickstarter for 'Eliot Havok' a couple of times. Very nice watches for the money. But you can't change the battery easily on the first gen. Grr.

I have high hopes for the third gen watch I have on order.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:39 AM (bcbK8)

184 If you were old enough you'd have socked John Cameron Swayze.

You child.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (fuK7c)

But if he was anything like the character he played in Roadhouse, he'd have kicked your ass six ways to Sunday...

Posted by: CNN at March 11, 2019 11:39 AM (NFEMn)

185 Have you seen those Quinting watches that are see through?

I suppose those are cool. Still too expensive.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (1ISKN)

186 135- Yeah, Bogey was too sympathetic at that point for audiences to accept him as the villain (despite the fact that he was always the villain in his early films). However, it's the uncertainty that sells the movie. Grahame grows more and more uneasy about Bogart while he starts revealing his odd and violent behavior. Even at the end, when the truth comes out, he realizes that he could potentially have been a murderer (killing Grahame out of jealousy) and their relationship ends. Great movie.

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (4YHTV)

187 182 Even though the stories therein paid scant homage to the Holmes-Watson canon, I very much enjoyed Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in the two Sherlock Holmes flicks directed by Madonna's ex.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (pNxlR)

Concur. Both of them were great - I especially liked Watson's make-over.

Posted by: DocJ at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (NYS7S)

188 Maybe he just wears these things on loan from the designers---to give them publicity.



Or he really likes expensive watches...

Posted by: CNN at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (NFEMn)

I think it's written in a lot of his contracts that he gets to keep certain watches used as props. He also auctions many of the high-dollar ones for charity. A $50k watch owned by RDJ and worn in a movie becomes a $100k watch.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (CQ3Qb)

189 Festus and his mule.

The mule is an interesting animal.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (FKi9J)

190 What's $150K to a guy who makes - what? - $20M (and likely much more) per film.
Posted by: DocJ




Not the point. I dislike pointless stupidity. It's his money to waste, of course, but that doesn't mean it's not crass and cheesy.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (TpAxy)

191 Off CNN sock....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (NFEMn)

192 128. OMG Gloria Grahame was the first Mary Kay LeTourneau!

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 11:41 AM (v2uEC)

193 I have backed a kickstarter for 'Eliot Havok' a couple of times. Very nice watches for the money. But you can't change the battery easily on the first gen. Grr.

I have high hopes for the third gen watch I have on order.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 11:39 AM (bcbK
++++++++++++
I hadn't heard of them. They look nice. If I ever get a new job and have something to celebrate, I might buy one.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:41 AM (I2dne)

194 Not the point. I dislike pointless stupidity. It's his money to waste, of course, but that doesn't mean it's not crass and cheesy.
Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (TpAxy)

On that we agree - that's one ugly watch.

Posted by: DocJ at March 11, 2019 11:41 AM (NYS7S)

195 Timex watches take a licking and keep on ticking!

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (QLvwG)

196
186 She deleted the tweet but the internet is forever.
Posted by: HA at March 11, 2019 11:39 AM (MAstk)


The tech illiteratti move equivalent to putting your hands over your eyes and taunting, "You can't see me!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (pNxlR)

197
i don't know who gloria graham is. i thought it was susan hayward.



shows what i know.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (Pg+x7)


I don't either. And I'm not sure why people care so much about the people who pretend to be other people. Except for Marisa Tomei, of course.






















Posted by: I like cookies at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (xxAFD)

198 The "bad girl" from Its' a Wonderful Life?

Posted by: LASue at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (wMHPW)

199 Downey jr was always a really great actor he just got heavily into drugs and booze and is messed up about 20 years of what could have been a stellar career. He's still done well but all those missing years. Kinda sad. His real comeback role was in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, when he finally cleaned up his life, but directors were still understandably nervous around him after previous experiences.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (39g3+)

200 An adult woman boinking a 13 yr old is just skeevy.

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (v2uEC)

201 Trump has come out in favor of eliminating time changes. It will now become a threat to our democracy to stop time changes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (dNzKv)

202 Anyway, on watch thoughts: I really, really want a Rollex Presidente but I can't justify dropping that much cheddar on something. But I want to.


Rollex you can afford, I got one right here, 25 smackaroos.

Posted by: Comic relief guy with rows of watches in his coat at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (z79tQ)

203 Well - It's no Omicron Spymater watch, that's for sure!

Posted by: Archer at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (gmo/4)

204 1. Cast good actors
2. Write a good script with no bad scenes
3. Get the sound and lighting right

-

If the script is a good, I can overlook numbers 1 and 3.

Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (6vFO7)

205 She was ahead of her time,lots of women are hot for boys these days.Particularly women teachers....

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (BXMxN)

206 Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 11:33 AM (Kpl3J)

I was gonna post about Venezuela but you said it better than I would have. Good man

Posted by: clutch at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (5USrO)

207 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! Paying Trumps Ho payments since 1991 at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (1XAal)

208 204 An adult woman boinking a 13 yr old is just skeevy.
Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (v2uEC)


SEZ YOU!

Posted by: 13 year old boy sleeping with a movie star at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (ZfRYq)

209 My guess is if Thunderdome Rules becomes reality electrical generation will be nonexistent - see Venezuela. Are there hand crank radios available and do they have any sort of decent transmitting range? It is an honest question, I have no idea really.
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WHO RUNS BARTERTOWN?!?!?!
.

Posted by: FireNWater at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (S4rpa)

210 Both Bubba Watson and Rafael Nadal wear a 100k + Richard Millie watch while they play.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (FKi9J)

211 202 Yes

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (BXMxN)

212 n adult woman boinking a 13 yr old is just skeevy.
Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 11:42 AM (v2uEC)

It's weird alright. And they're not even done growing....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (NFEMn)

213 You spend 150K for a watch, it should be able to tell you the future!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (1ISKN)

214 The Enlightenment was a mistake anyway. It began the West's turn away from God.

"Lucifer" means light bringer, just like "enlightenment" means to receive that light.

Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (tySC4)

215 The blonde from It's a Wonderful Life

Posted by: StefanH at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (sfjja)

216 205 Trump has come out in favor of eliminating time changes. It will now become a threat to our democracy to stop time changes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (dNzKv)

Heh - there was a move afoot to put all of (deep blue) New England in the Atlantic Time Zone and drop DST. Pushed by leftists. Watch that activity get memory-holed in 5... 4... 3...

Posted by: DocJ at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (NYS7S)

217 Rollex you can afford, I got one right here, 25 smackaroos.
Posted by: Comic relief guy with rows of watches in his coat at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (z79tQ)
+++++++++++
I went to a knock-off watch street vendor in Battery Park in NYC once. Hu had an "excellent" (read: terrible) non-infringing Rolex clone branded as "Rholex"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:45 AM (I2dne)

218 I noticed in a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog the other day, a 'Watch Winder'. It is simply a rocker (albeit in grand gold-plated steam punk design) that simply rocks your self-winding watches (!), to keep them wound.

I have the equivalent built with some Erector Set parts, driven by a salvaged 3 rpm clock motor. I use it to slowly agitate a small bottle of infrequently used Pliobond contact cement.

H-S version - $4,500
Hammer version - $0.00

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:45 AM (CDGwz)

219 The Enlightenment was a mistake anyway. It began the West's turn away from God.

It was, and it was a mistake that inevitably led to postmodernism, but it was still better than what we have now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 11:45 AM (39g3+)

220 Trump has come out in favor of eliminating time changes. It will now become a threat to our democracy to stop time changes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (dNzKv)
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"He's in the pocket of energy companies! Energy companies hate Daylight Saving Time because it makes people use less energy!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:46 AM (I2dne)

221
205 Trump has come out in favor of eliminating time changes. It will now become a threat to our democracy to stop time changes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (dNzKv)


I'm with him.

The caterwauling and #OrangeManStupid from the other side will be ridiculous in the extreme.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 11, 2019 11:46 AM (pNxlR)

222 >>>213 My guess is if Thunderdome Rules becomes reality electrical generation will be nonexistent - see Venezuela. Are there hand crank radios available and do they have any sort of decent transmitting range? It is an honest question, I have no idea really.
.
WHO RUNS BARTERTOWN?!?!?!
.
Posted by: FireNWater at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (S4rpa)
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I have a hand crank phone charger for double uselessness in Thunderdome

Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 11:46 AM (tySC4)

223 >>>It was, and it was a mistake that inevitably led to postmodernism, but it was still better than what we have now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 11:45 AM (39g3+)
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100% agree

Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (tySC4)

224 Now we will never get rid of DST.Trump is against it.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (BXMxN)

225 217 You spend 150K for a watch, it should be able to tell you the future!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (1ISKN)


You know, I could have used one of those.

Posted by: Marty McFly at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (NhAw2)

226 Rollex you can afford, I got one right here, 25 smackaroos.
Posted by: Comic relief guy with rows of watches in his coat at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (z79tQ)
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I went to a knock-off watch street vendor in Battery Park in NYC once. Hu had an "excellent" (read: terrible) non-infringing Rolex clone branded as "Rholex"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:45 AM (I2dne)


My sister went to China and came back with a "Rolex". It worked for 3 whole days.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (aS1PU)

227 The Enlightenment was a mistake anyway. It began the West's turn away from God.



Said the man communicating with the rest of the country while sitting comfortably at his desk.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (TpAxy)

228 I was taught that the second hand movement is the key to immediately distinguishing between a real and fake Rolex.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (FKi9J)

229 Don't get me wrong, I like horology and ancient clocks. It just seems silly to spend that much money when it doesn't really do anything more useful than a $2 digital watch. I have a nice Seiko, and it meets all my watch needs. I'd spend the rest on really useful stuff, like old books and clocks, and greenhouses.
Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:34 AM (TpAxy)

Wearing a watch like that simply gives every two-bit mugger 150,000 reasons to shoot you, and take it.

I have a forty dollar watch. It tells time. It's enough. A watch is an appliance; not jewelry. I don't wear jewelry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (nPGq2)

230 When I was a young man my pals and I would play "See who can buy the cheapest knock off Rolex in Manhattan".
I think I won having spent about $18

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (w7KSn)

231 "He's in the pocket of energy companies! Energy companies hate Daylight Saving Time because it makes people use less energy!"

CA. voted to eliminate it in the last election... Now Newsom is gonna have to re-instate it cause Trump backs it... LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (O2RFr)

232 >>I liked Gloria Graham with Bogart in "In a Lonely Place". She was rather controversial, though. While she was married to director Nicholas Ray and she was caught in bed with his 13 year old son. She later married the son.





Gross

Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (W+vEI)

233 The Enlightenment was a mistake anyway. It began the West's turn away from God.



While running no risk at all of contracting smallpox or plague, and having plenty to eat.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (TpAxy)

234 I wonder if the new EU visa requirements for American citizens is just so they can ratchet it down once they finish their transition into the new-USSR.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:48 AM (I2dne)

235 My father spent a good deal of time in Cuba. It was from him that I learned to appreciate 'Manana'. Apparently, that was the standard response to almost anything.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (xSo9G)

manana manana means never

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 11, 2019 11:48 AM (JFO2v)

236 Will Ace run Bartertown?

Posted by: Yo! Paying Trumps Ho payments since 1991 at March 11, 2019 11:48 AM (1XAal)

237 What remains of the Venezuelan armed forces could not stop them from sweeping in, putting down the Chavistas, and initiating relief efforts. Yet they do nothing.
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Had the Honduran 'refugees' marched on the capital of Honduras, their problem would begin to go away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:48 AM (CDGwz)

238 I went to a knock-off watch street vendor in Battery Park in NYC once.
Hu had an "excellent" (read: terrible) non-infringing Rolex clone
branded as "Rholex"


Works for me!

Posted by: Cleo McDowell, totally not McDonalds at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (QLvwG)

239 Wow, never thought my battery-operated Seiko Chronograph would be old-fashioned.

Though, it does get the compliments.

Posted by: blake - used High Sierra Salesman at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (qC1Sy)

240 Heh - there was a move afoot to put all of (deep blue) New England in the Atlantic.

Posted by: DocJ at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (NYS7S)

FIFY.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (dNzKv)

241 I was taught that the second hand movement is the key to immediately distinguishing between a real and fake Rolex.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (FKi9J)
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My Chinese knock-off Rolex had an excellent, gliding second hand just like the real thing. It felt good and the weight was right. It lost time just like a real Rolex, too.

Unlike the real thing, though, it broke after seven days.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (I2dne)

242 "Said the man communicating with the rest of the country while sitting comfortably at his desk."

In a country founded on Enlightenment ideals.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (KogMz)

243 That be Gloria Grahame, who brilliantly played "Ado Annie" in the film version of "Oklahoma".

Posted by: Flyover at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (B5K06)

244 In NYC you can occasionally get a real Rolex that ,ahem,fell off a truck.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (BXMxN)

245 225
205 Trump has come out in favor of eliminating time changes. It will now become a threat to our democracy to stop time changes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (dNzKv)

I'm with him.

The caterwauling and #OrangeManStupid from the other side will be ridiculous in the extreme.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 11, 2019 11:46 AM (pNxlR)



DST started for only six months, then got extended to nearly 8 months. Heck, make it year round. I would rather go to work in the dark than come home in it.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 11:50 AM (ujg0T)

246 manana manana means never
Posted by: rhennigantx
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Manana and manana and manana, creeps at this petty pace. - The Bard

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:50 AM (CDGwz)

247 The Enlightenment was a mistake anyway. It began the West's turn away from God.

"Lucifer" means light bringer, just like "enlightenment" means to receive that light.



That is silly and relies on a monolingual understanding of the things. In German it's the Aufklärung, which means the clearing up.

In French it's éclairissement, which means the era of tasty tasty custard stuffed pastries with chocolate on top.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:50 AM (fuK7c)

248 My Chinese knock-off Rolex had an excellent, gliding second hand just like the real thing. It felt good and the weight was right. It lost time just like a real Rolex, too.


Unlike the real thing, though, it broke after seven days.
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Wow, that is seven days MORE than the knockoff Chinese Rolex I bought years ago.

Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 11, 2019 11:50 AM (6vFO7)

249 I'll gladly pay you manana for a taco hoy.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:50 AM (FKi9J)

250 Sure, it costs $600k, but on the other hand, it's really, really ugly.
Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (TpAxy)

Kind of like the mechanical counterpart to a fat broad in yoga pants.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 11:51 AM (nPGq2)

251 Rollex you can afford, I got one right here, 25 smackaroos.
Posted by: Comic relief guy with rows of watches in his coat at March 11, 2019 11:43 AM (z79tQ)
+++++++++++
I went to a knock-off watch street vendor in Battery Park in NYC once. Hu had an "excellent" (read: terrible) non-infringing Rolex clone branded as "Rholex"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:45 AM (I2dne)

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At a merchant bazaar in Bangkok, I once saw Rolex branded watches you could haggle down to about $15 if using dollars.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 11, 2019 11:51 AM (ffYR/)

252 In French it's éclairissement, which means the era of tasty tasty custard stuffed pastries with chocolate on top.
Posted by: Bandersnatch




Rousseau was big on eclairs. That's where all the trouble really started.

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:51 AM (TpAxy)

253 I know who runs Bartertown.

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (ZfRYq)

254 Who's the monkeyman in the bowtie?

Posted by: Fritz at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (2Mnv1)

255 At a merchant bazaar in Bangkok, I once saw Rolex branded watches you could haggle down to about $15 if using dollars.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 11, 2019 11:51 AM (ffYR/)
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Better keep your cell phone handy so you can get the time, though...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (I2dne)

256 If I'm gonna spend 150k on watches, I'll buy 150, $1000 watches. But I don't collect the like Downey does, and its not like he can't afford it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (39g3+)

257 Needs fudge. Hot, gooey fudge.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (rJD6t)

258 >>>231Said the man communicating with the rest of the country while sitting comfortably at his desk.
Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (TpAxy)

________
Are we going to pretend The Philosophy of the Enlightenment wasn't different from the Engineering of Industrial Revolution?

Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (tySC4)

259 I don't necessarily believe this story, but my brother lives in NYC and says that he, for a few weeks, sort of dated the daughter to one of the current mafia bosses.

One day, she said to him, "I want to get you a Rolex, but not one of those cheap, shitty ones."

She meant the $15,000 watches were the cheap, shitty ones. He turned the offer down.

Again, I'm the only person in the family that doesn't believe him, but I don't believe him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (q8oeS)

260 I passed on a $37 Ralux watch in Jakarta.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 11, 2019 11:53 AM (YslsA)

261 So the Dems' prospects next time are any worse than the recent election because of the list of horrible trends up there? Why? Don't think so. Just about everything on that sign was already part of their schtick.


Oh - and when will the defense budget be cut 70% to match the hilarious "non-intervention" "principle"? We have a USMC why (apart from one or two MEUs to evacuate embassies, and those guys will stay busy!)? What's the purpose of the Army? No continental threats to the US, and the borders can be secured easily without all the irrelevant training and expensive hardware. Even the Navy will need to be looked at. Can't avoid "intervention" all that easily if you keep the freedom of navigation and sea LOCs as national interests, those can easily evolve to include non-maritime actions.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 11, 2019 11:53 AM (QDnY+)

262 Are we going to pretend The Philosophy of the Enlightenment wasn't different from the Engineering of Industrial Revolution?
Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake




Are we really going to pretend that the Industrial Revolution would have happened without the Enlightenment?

Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (TpAxy)

263 Who's the monkeyman in the bowtie?
Posted by: Fritz at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (2Mnv1)
+++++++++
Vox "writer." If he worked for Buzzfeed, we would probably learn that he has less free testosterone than a normal octogenarian.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (I2dne)

264 171 it should be done manana.
---------

My father spent a good deal of time in Cuba. It was from him that I learned to appreciate 'Manana'. Apparently, that was the standard response to almost anything.


so, it's, like, spanish for #twoweeks?

Posted by: Anachronda at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (sGtp+)

265 172 Mrs. Muse gave me a new watch for Christmas, hopefully the last one I will ever own. It's analog, and it's powered not by a battery, but by a capacitor that gets recharged by ambient room light, or, if available, sunlight, which is best.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:35 AM (NhAw2)
++++++++

Who makes it? I have the Seiko solar watch and it works extremely well. The Citizen EcoDrive is nicer by a wide margin, but costs much more.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (I2dne)


Instead of paying $25 for a new watch, which I've done all my life, we decided to go whole hog and so we plunked down $165 on a Citizen EcoDrive model. It's very nice, very well-built, very solid. Two thumbs up.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (NhAw2)

266 232 I was taught that the second hand movement is the key to immediately distinguishing between a real and fake Rolex.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (FKi9J)

You mean my Rolox should have a second hand? I got gypped!

Posted by: josephistan at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (7HtZB)

267 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (q8oeS)

Was your brother's name Johnny two clocks?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (FKi9J)

268

Lee Marvin threw a pot of boiling coffee in Gloria Grahame's face in The Big Heat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (aKsyK)

269 In a country founded on Enlightenment ideals.


Ja. Seriously, people, our founders were basically the flower of Enlightenment thinking.

We generally take that to be a good thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (fuK7c)

270 >>>That is silly and relies on a monolingual understanding of the things. In German it's the Aufklärung, which means the clearing up.

In French it's éclairissement, which means the era of tasty tasty custard stuffed pastries with chocolate on top.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 11:50 AM (fuK7c)
_______
You shhh with your vile Continental tongues. It's English all the way down.

Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (tySC4)

271 whatever "soylent" is, I'm certainly not going to eat it after seeing what it did to that "guy".

Posted by: simplemind at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (WX7a5)

272 How, HOW is this a normal way to celebrate a (Commie, but still) holiday?!?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6q7w8s6


NSFW?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (W+vEI)

273 Festus is my favorite. He was a talented actor and singer and apparently an all around great guy too.
Posted by: LASue at March 11, 2019 11:38 AM (w

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Feh. He's a hack.

Posted by: Chester Goode at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (AzW6q)

274 Suprising absolutely nobody, protein makes bigger brains. The soy boy protein free diet has predictably problems.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (pw+jk)

275 When I was a young man my pals and I would play "See who can buy the cheapest knock off Rolex in Manhattan".

It's funny how fake Rolexes are an industry unto themselves. You can pay more than $1000 for a fake that is so authentic that it even has the miniscule laser-inscribed crown at the bottom of the crystal that is supposed to be the sure way to distinguish a real one from a knock-off. Supposedly even Rolex experts can't tell them from a real one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (4knXT)

276 Sudden Fear is a movie featuring Gloria Graham, Joan Crawford, and Jack Palance.Very well done love triangle (not between Graham and Crawford, pervs.) thriller. I watched it on YouTube just the other day.
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Yep. One of my faves.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (vg8iE)

277 Vox "writer." If he worked for Buzzfeed, we would probably learn that he has less free testosterone than a normal octogenarian.

***

But since he doesn't, we'll just have to assume.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (GEpFD)

278 266 Are we going to pretend The Philosophy of the Enlightenment wasn't different from the Engineering of Industrial Revolution?
Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake

Are we really going to pretend that the Industrial Revolution would have happened without the Enlightenment?
Posted by: pep at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (TpAxy)



What happened to the consensus that things really began to go to hell in a handbasket in the 1960s?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (ujg0T)

279 218 The Enlightenment was a mistake anyway. It began the West's turn away from God.

"Lucifer" means light bringer, just like "enlightenment" means to receive that light.
Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (tySC4)


That's just absurd. I do not want to live in a pre-modern world.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (xjiRE)

280 I see Insty has a post up about the normalization of President Trump - his indicators are lack of protestors at Trump Tower in NYC and only a couple of TACed out cops standing guard.

Go to CNN.com (no, really) and NPR.org and see how few of the headlines have Trump in them.

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 11:56 AM (ZfRYq)

281 Instead of paying $25 for a new watch, which I've done all my life, we decided to go whole hog and so we plunked down $165 on a Citizen EcoDrive model. It's very nice, very well-built, very solid. Two thumbs up.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:54 AM (NhAw2)
+++++++++++++
Yup, quality counts and I really like EcoDrives. In my experience, you really don't need to spend more than $200-$300 on a watch unless you're making a statement. There is a huge amount of great quality in that range.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:56 AM (I2dne)

282 Sadly when they did the Gunsmoke reunion tv movie Ken Curtis supposedly wanted as much money as James Arness so it was no go.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 11:56 AM (BXMxN)

283 261 Needs fudge. Hot, gooey fudge.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (rJD6t)


Are you talking about Gloria Grahame?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:56 AM (NhAw2)

284 whatever "soylent" is, I'm certainly not going to eat it after seeing what it did to that "guy".

***

Wait, it's people, isn't it?

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 11:56 AM (GEpFD)

285 What happened to the consensus that things really began to go to hell in a handbasket in the 1960s?
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (ujg0T

1900's . Anarchists and Communists.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:56 AM (FKi9J)

286 I recall in The Strawberry Statement the main character and his girlfriend exiting some building in Manhattan. Parked at the curb was a Ferrari of some sort.

"What's that", she asked.

He: "A dual overhead balls phallic extension."

Posted by: Not MUMR at March 11, 2019 11:57 AM (vfOIM)

287 232
I was taught that the second hand movement is the key to immediately distinguishing between a real and fake Rolex.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:47 AM (FKi9J)

Not really true. Modern replicas of Rolex and Omega are indistinguishable without removing/dissecting the movements.
Virtually all automatic movements "sweep" and 28,800 beats per hour, some at 26,400 or 21,(something). Quarts "tick" at once per second (some do more). The Seiko spring-drive is the only one that truly "sweeps".

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:57 AM (CQ3Qb)

288 My guess is if Thunderdome Rules becomes reality electrical generation will be nonexistent - see Venezuela. Are there hand crank radios available and do they have any sort of decent transmitting range? It is an honest question, I have no idea really.
.
WHO RUNS BARTERTOWN?!?!?!
.
Posted by: FireNWater at March 11, 2019 11:44 AM (S4rpa)

Lifeboat radios.

Transmitting range has a lot to do with the quality of your antenna. And radio propagation conditions at the time and place.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 11:57 AM (nPGq2)

289 Debbie made for a hot bunny.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 11, 2019 11:57 AM (DQjsT)

290 Flying to the Cincy area this afternoon. Later all.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 11, 2019 11:58 AM (sjdRT)

291 That's just absurd. I do not want to live in a pre-modern world.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (xjiRE)


That's okay. I have a gift for you anyway!

Posted by: AOC at March 11, 2019 11:58 AM (ZfRYq)

292 243
Wow, never thought my battery-operated Seiko Chronograph would be old-fashioned.



Though, it does get the compliments.

Posted by: blake - used High Sierra Salesman at March 11, 2019 11:49 AM (qC1Sy)

All of them from the 70's and 80's are now highly-collectible. Seiko, Timex, Citizen, etc.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 11:58 AM (CQ3Qb)

293 *glances at 15 year-old, 29.95 Timex on wrist*

Dammit! Still haven't reset it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:58 AM (xSo9G)

294 249 DST started for only six months, then got extended to nearly 8 months. Heck, make it year round. I would rather go to work in the dark than come home in it.

i dunno. starbucks took over the building on my street that used to hold the pizza hut (probably to get their grimy paws on the drive-thru lane). but you can't turn into it from the main street; you have to turn left from the main street, then immediately left again.

the folks trying to get to that starbucks before they have their morning caffeine can use all the daylight they can get.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (sGtp+)

295 That's okay. I have a gift for you anyway!
Posted by: AOC at March 11, 2019 11:58 AM (ZfRYq)
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What did socialists use for light before candles?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (I2dne)

296 Needs fudge. Hot, gooey fudge.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 11, 2019 11:52 AM (rJD6t)

Are you talking about Gloria Grahame?


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 11:56 AM (NhAw2)


With sprinkles!

Posted by: 13 year old boy singing Gloria at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (QLvwG)

297 I now think no one outside will lift a finger until the death toll crosses 100,000. But that will probably happen a lot sooner than you think.

Posted by: Tom Servo


Blood will run in the streets while hordes of refugees surge to the borders. It won't matter if armies are on those borders to stop them. At some point, anything--even dying trying to leave the country--is better than living through the hell Venezuela has become.

I can get the why here. But I don't accept it. And I can see the neighbors sweeping in, then squabbling over control of the oil reserves, and a very nasty regional war starting.

And there's no good reason in the whole damn world any of it had to happen.

None at all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (AM1GF)

298 Neville Brand, who played the bad guy in about a million movie, was a highly decorated WWII vet. Among his awards are the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. (He was recommended for the MOH but awarded the SS.)

https://bit.ly/2Uul2Yx

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (+y/Ru)

299 That's okay. I have a gift for you anyway!
Posted by: AOC at March 11, 2019 11:58 AM (ZfRYq)
+++++++++++
What did socialists use for light before candles?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (I2dne)
++++++++++++
Electricity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (I2dne)

300

"Hey honkie, wanna buy a watch? 'Cause if you had a watch, you'd know it's nighttime. And nighttime ain't no time to be in this end of town."

/Cheech and Chong

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (HaL55)

301 Are we really going to pretend that the Industrial Revolution would have happened without the Enlightenment?

No pretense required, it would have happened, just in a different sequence and style. The reformation brought a wave of technology, medicine, literature, and industry which the enlightenment built on.

The enlightenment was an attempt to have all the benefits of reformation era thought without that uncomfortable God stuff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (39g3+)

302 What did socialists use for light before candles?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:59 AM (I2dne)


Silly - we have a big light in the sky!

Posted by: AOC at March 11, 2019 12:00 PM (ZfRYq)

303 Damn, I'm getting all Judgey McJudgeyeface lately.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 11, 2019 12:00 PM (AM1GF)

304 That's okay. I have a gift for you anyway!
Posted by: AOC at March 11, 2019 11:58 AM (ZfRYq)



Too late.

Posted by: Venezuela at March 11, 2019 12:00 PM (TpAxy)

305 218 The Enlightenment was a mistake anyway. It began the West's turn away from God.

"Lucifer" means light bringer, just like "enlightenment" means to receive that light."

Although that is literally true, "Lucifer" is more properly translated as "Morning Star" (Morgenstern in German) The use dates from that time early in the Roman Empire when gnostic religions commonly identified Stars with various angels, and worshipped them. The Morning Star (aka the planet Venus) was the biggest and brightest of all of them, and so was held to be the embodiment of the most powerful of all of the angels.

It sounds weird to our ears, but the ancients would almost certainly get a big laugh out of our new Global Warming religion.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:00 PM (Kpl3J)

306 I'm wearing a Seiko Chronograph right now.

It's ok. I'd almost rather have a Timex Indiglow on.

I can barely see the watch hands due to glare on the face from some angles.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:00 PM (bcbK8)

307 I went to a knock-off watch street vendor in Battery Park in NYC once. Hu had an "excellent" (read: terrible) non-infringing Rolex clone branded as "Rholex"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 11:45 AM (I2dne)

I would buy a well-made (i.e. superficially deceptive) fake Rolex, just to cock a snook against those people who think that owning a Rolex makes them some sort of patrician.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (nPGq2)

308 Suprising absolutely nobody, protein makes bigger brains. The soy boy protein free diet has predictably problems.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (pw+jk)


Soy has lots of protein. It's also got lots of estrogen.

Posted by: I like cookies at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (xxAFD)

309 joan crawford seduced marilyn monroe and tried to make her her misytress. she offered to show the rising starlet the ways of hollywood and buy her beautiful dresses. i guess the aging actresses attitude was if she couldn't beat her, she's bed her. after crawford went down on her, monroe rejected the relationship.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (Pg+x7)

310
282 What happened to the consensus that things really began to go to hell in a handbasket in the 1960s?

look around.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (sGtp+)

311 If I were in charge, I'd shift the clocks 30 minutes next daylight savings time and then leave them there permanently. The entire thing was conceived before the electric light, and needs not continue any longer. Yes, it sucks to get up in the darkness, work all day, and come home in darkness. Get out of the office for lunch and take a walk or something.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (39g3+)

312 Neville Brand

The guy who sang that song with Linda Ronstadt won a purple heart?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (DQjsT)

313 I had a Chinese jeweler for a client who told a big variety of really expensive watches. Rolex was the cheapest thing they carried, and they had exotica like rare Patek Philippes with asking prices north of $1 million.

Those were asking prices thought. If you had cash (and most of their customers did) you could wangle a steep discount.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 11, 2019 12:02 PM (4knXT)

314 My father spent a good deal of time in Cuba. It was from him that I learned to appreciate 'Manana'. Apparently, that was the standard response to almost anything.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 11:37 AM (xSo9G)


The South Africans say "Just now". It took the Americans a long time to figure out that whenever South Africans say "Just now" they really mean "Never". You would ask a South African to do something and they would say "Just now" and you would wait, expecting them to do it right then. But they would be gone. It was, easily, one of the most annoying things in the world. And after you realized what they actually meant it was even more annoying.

I almost think that South Africa got what it deserved with black rule just to punish them for that awful, nasty, annoying habit of abusing the meaning of the phrase "Just now".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 11, 2019 12:02 PM (tdp7L)

315 Although that is literally true, "Lucifer" is more properly translated as "Morning Star" (Morgenstern in German) The use dates from that time early in the Roman Empire when gnostic religions commonly identified Stars with various angels, and worshipped them. The Morning Star (aka the planet Venus) was the biggest and brightest of all of them, and so was held to be the embodiment of the most powerful of all of the angels.

And that passage in Isaiah actually is referring to Cyrus, emperor or Persia, not Satan.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:03 PM (39g3+)

316 My friend walked in on his brother, 14, making out with their mom's 35 yr old friend.

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 12:03 PM (v2uEC)

317 I like big watches I cannot lie. I feel badly spending even a couple of hundred.

I have a Diesel Mr. Daddy 2.0 which was purchased on super sale as Macy's was clearing their inventory of Diesel products and it is GIGANTIC but ultimately it is 4 cheap Chinese watches in a big metal case.

My current though is a Ticwatch smartwatch and I change the face about every week.

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 12:03 PM (ZfRYq)

318 314
282 What happened to the consensus that things really began to go to hell in a handbasket in the 1960s?

look around.
Posted by: Anachronda at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (sGtp+)



I have. That's when this "post modern", "deconstructed", and oikophobic take on the Western World really took off, although I can see the (anti)intellectual roots of it go further back than that.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:03 PM (ujg0T)

319 Lifeboat radios.
---------

*ahem*

You're going to need a box kite, and a reel of wire.

Posted by: Gibson Girl at March 11, 2019 12:03 PM (xSo9G)

320 I have a biography of Gloria Graham on my Kindle.

Posted by: Mike K at March 11, 2019 12:04 PM (s170V)

321 One of the more interesting watch brand is the soviet-era Poljot made in the USSR/Russia. The made a bunch of models for export to to other Eastern-Bloc countries. They're neat because almost no two movements are alike, the mixed-and-matched parts throughout all the history of the single factory. Some worked, most didn't, so just change out a spring or gear here and there. Communism.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:04 PM (CQ3Qb)

322 My father spent a good deal of time in Cuba. It was from him that I learned to appreciate 'Manana'. Apparently, that was the standard response to almost anything.

https://youtu.be/iTzYgE3XMxk

People think this song is racist, but...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:04 PM (39g3+)

323 I have. That's when this "post modern", "deconstructed", and oikophobic take on the Western World really took off, although I can see the (anti)intellectual roots of it go further back than that.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:03 PM (ujg0T)
+++++++++++
Postmodernism, social constructionism, etc. all trace through roots through the Sorbonne or Frankfurt straight back to Marx. It's all the same shit sandwich with different condiments.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:04 PM (I2dne)

324 oikophobic

***

Is that when you're scared of Greek yogurt?

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:04 PM (GEpFD)

325 Crawford screwed her costars male or female.Supposedly she tried to seduce John Wayne when they made a movie together but got nowhere with him.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (BXMxN)

326 One of the more interesting watch brand is the soviet-era Poljot made in the USSR/Russia. The made a bunch of models for export to to other Eastern-Bloc countries. They're neat because almost no two movements are alike, the mixed-and-matched parts throughout all the history of the single factory.

So, the Trabant of Watches then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (4knXT)

327 My friend walked in on his brother, 14, making out with their mom's 35 yr old friend.

I will never, ever understand women who do that. What on earth do you see in a gawky, pimply teenage boy that you want????

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (39g3+)

328 joan crawford seduced marilyn monroe and tried to make her her misytress. she offered to show the rising starlet the ways of hollywood and buy her beautiful dresses. i guess the aging actresses attitude was if she couldn't beat her, she's bed her. after crawford went down on her, monroe rejected the relationship.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (Pg+x7)

She's have been better off messing around with Crawford than the Kennedy boys....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (NFEMn)

329 Crawford screwed her costars male or female.Supposedly she tried to seduce John Wayne when they made a movie together but got nowhere with him.

***

Well, his real name was Marion, after all...

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (GEpFD)

330

Soy has lots of protein. It's also got lots of estrogen.

Soy protein is an incomplete protein. Doesn't build muscle or anything. Needs to be combined with more protein to do that, which they conveniently don't tell you.

There's no substitute for red meat.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (HaL55)

331 I will never, ever understand women who do that. What on earth do you see in a gawky, pimply teenage boy that you want????
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (39g3+)
++++++++++
I imagine that being able to "land" a young man is a big ego boost. I'm not a cougar, though (hell, I'm not even a woman), so I don't know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:06 PM (I2dne)

332 324 oikophobic
***
Is that when you're scared of Greek yogurt?
Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:04 PM (GEpFD)



Credit must go to the inimitable Bill Whittle:

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

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:06 PM (ujg0T)

333 And then Joan Crawford killed Marilyn Monroe with a wire hanger.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:06 PM (oZ6kz)

334 My friend walked in on his brother, 14, making out with their mom's 35 yr old friend.

I will never, ever understand women who do that. What on earth do you see in a gawky, pimply teenage boy that you want????
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (39g3+)

This is more common than we think. It probably was always that way--just not spoken of.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 12:06 PM (NFEMn)

335 >>>
That's just absurd. I do not want to live in a pre-modern world.
Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 11:55 AM (xjiRE)
________
No one is saying they want whatever a pre-modern world means. I completely agree with that.

The modern world would be better and more modern without idiocy like the Enlightenment's Blank Slate or Robespierre's Revolution.

Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 12:07 PM (tySC4)

336 I imagine that being able to "land" a young man is a big ego boost.

That's like bragging that you got a rat to eat garbage. Its about as challenging as falling off a log to seduce a teenage boy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:07 PM (39g3+)

337 So Marilyn Monroe didn't like Mommie Dearest's tongue work?

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 12:07 PM (v2uEC)

338 327 My friend walked in on his brother, 14, making out with their mom's 35 yr old friend.

I will never, ever understand women who do that. What on earth do you see in a gawky, pimply teenage boy that you want????
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (39g3+)



Actually it DOES make a lot of sense. Frustrated InCel young man meets emotionally wounded divorcee who "wants to get her groove back".

No the relationships will never last unless you are the President of France, but win-win short term.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:07 PM (ujg0T)

339 When I was 13, I wanted to bang one of my mom's tennis-playing friends.

Would have done me a world of good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (bcbK8)

340 So Marilyn Monroe didn't like Mommie Dearest's tongue work?

***

Nah, it's just that those ginormous eyebrows tickled.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (GEpFD)

341 This is more common than we think. It probably was always that way--just not spoken of.

Oh sure, just like older men and teenage girls, used to be more or less the standard. You got powerful and rich enough you could attract younger and cuter girls. But while a 14 year old girl is adorable, a 14 year old boy is usually not.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (39g3+)

342 Some of the comments on Robert Downey, Jr. reminded me of the time he was riding high, won some award, and asked the troubled Mel Gibson to present it to him.

http://tinyurl.com/lhrf3ba

I thought that was pretty great.

Posted by: JPS at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (FjgJS)

343 And then Joan Crawford killed Marilyn Monroe with a wire hanger.
Posted by: Broseidon
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In fairness, she had been warned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (xSo9G)

344 Didn't a Horde member claim to have written How Stella Got Her Groove Back?

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (oZ6kz)

345 329 Or he took his wedding vows seriously..At the time he was still with his first wife and they had at least 3 kids....

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (BXMxN)

346 305 Are we really going to pretend that the Industrial Revolution would have happened without the Enlightenment? "

I've read a very good book which has as it's thesis the idea that the incredible expansion of England to the status of World Power, as well as the simultaneous Industrial Revolution, were both direct consequences of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which isn't generally paid much attention to these days. (That's the one that placed William of Orange on the throne)

What it really did was cut off the Monarchy's ability to fiddle with and control commerce, which could now expand unchecked, as the new growing business interests were in full control of Parliament. The Monarchy and the old nobility were neutralized, as was the Church. The old constraints on business - Royal Charters and the like - were mostly swept away.

The industrial revolution first exploded throughout England, powered by James Watt's Steam Engine, and as it became obvious how much wealth it was generating, it quickly spread throughout Europe.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (Kpl3J)

347 That's like bragging that you got a rat to eat garbage. Its about as challenging as falling off a log to seduce a teenage boy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:07 PM (39g3+)

You really think so? Maybe at 16 or 17. But many 13 or 14 year old boys wouldn't be comfortable.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (NFEMn)

348 I will never, ever understand women who do that. What on earth do you see in a gawky, pimply teenage boy that you want????
---

I'm a female who has never dated a younger man. That being said, there are a few things that might be going on, such as "never feels stupid with a 14 year old," and, of course, "quantity" as opposed to "quality." As well as the ego boost.

Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (6vFO7)

349 Or he took his wedding vows seriously..At the time he was still with his first wife and they had at least 3 kids....

***

Nah, I still think he was queer. Him and Jimmy Stewart.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (GEpFD)

350 mmm. Mode a la Pie.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (AURKQ)

351 Some interesting info about Gloria Graham.

She probably had the shortest Oscar acceptance speech ever.

https://tinyurl.com/y27djpye

Posted by: SMH at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM (RU4sa)

352 Frustrated InCel young man meets

A 14 year old is not involuntarily celibate, they're just a kid who isn't supposed to be knockin' boots yet. Its one of those things you want but can't have yet, you gotta earn it you have to get to the point you deserve the treat. No dessert til you finish dinner.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM (39g3+)

353 One of the more interesting watch brand is the soviet-era Poljot made
in the USSR/Russia. The made a bunch of models for export to to other
Eastern-Bloc countries. They're neat because almost no two movements are
alike, the mixed-and-matched parts throughout all the history of the
single factory.



Knowing your Russian knock-off watches can save your life.

Posted by: Austin Millbarge, GLG20 at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM (QLvwG)

354 Or he took his wedding vows seriously..At the time he was still with his first wife and they had at least 3 kids....

***

Nah, I still think he was queer. Him and Jimmy Stewart.
Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (GEpFD)

So basically all of Hollywood?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM (NFEMn)

355 If I were in charge, I'd shift the clocks 30 minutes next daylight savings time and then leave them there permanently.

I don't care what time is fixed ... but fix it!! This idiocy of changing the clocks is really the low point of humanity.

You know what amtrak uysed to do to deal with the fall change? They used to stop the trains wherever they were and sit for an hour until the clock change caught up with the printed schedule. No joke. Just stop all the trains at 2am when the change occurred - wherever they were!! - and sit there. That's some top-notch government thinking, there. You can't find any better example anywhere.

The entire thing was conceived before the electric light, and needs not continue any longer. Yes, it sucks to get up in the darkness, work all day, and come home in darkness. Get out of the office for lunch and take a walk or something.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:01 PM (39g3+)


I don't care what technology did or didn't exist. Changing the clocks was the dumbest thing to even contemplate doing ... ever. They should have shot and then hanged and then drawn and quartered the idiots who first enacted it.

And in deep winter the days in the northeast are so short that it doesn't matter where you switch the clocks one hour to. Changing the clocks is one of the most retarded things humans have ever even thought of doing. It was Ben Franklin's dumbest idea. Even dumber than his phonetic alphabet, which was pretty friggin pathetic.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM (tdp7L)

356 Mrs. Robinson...you're trying to seduce me, aren't you Mrs. Robinson?

Posted by: Benjamin Braddock at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM (xSo9G)

357 That's like bragging that you got a rat to eat garbage.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:07 PM (39g3+)

*glances up at Voxling*

Way to stay on topic. I'm impressed.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (IqOTP)

358 97---Their neighbors can end this at any time. What remains of the Venezuelan armed forces could not stop them from sweeping in, putting down the Chavistas, and initiating relief efforts. Yet they do nothing.

Nothing at all.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 11, 2019 11:26 AM (AM1GF)
--------------------------------
Yeah, sure. It's that simple. Easy peasy, both militarily and politically.
Damn those heartless Colombians and Brazilians!

If you believe, as I do, that the US should not intervene militarily, absent a clear danger to OUR OWN national interest, fine.
But I wish people would cut the guilt-driven blaming of others. It's the Venezuelans own fault! Let them starve!
It's Colombia's fault! It's Brazil's Fault!

These situations are extremely difficult.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (Rxduq)

359 Oh sure, just like older men and teenage girls, used to be more or less the standard. You got powerful and rich enough you could attract younger and cuter girls. But while a 14 year old girl is adorable, a 14 year old boy is usually not.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (39g3+)



To an older woman seeing her first wrinkles and loss of the easy skinny figure, who wants to feel her giddy young self again, actually it DOES make a lot of sense.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (ujg0T)

360 How long until Dolly Parton will be forced to approve her songs use with warrens campaign?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (dNzKv)

361 344 Didn't a Horde member claim to have written How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:08 PM (oZ6kz)

Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me. A shocking number of famous, pimped books are ghostwritten.

Sad.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (bcbK8)

362 So basically all of Hollywood?

***

Yes, which is why the idea that coming out is "courageous" is patently absurd.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (GEpFD)

363 Shortest Oscar speech was "Thank You," but I forgot who made it.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (oZ6kz)

364 Remember that Eat a Tasty Animal for PETA day is March 15th every year. Personally, I believe this holiday should move to the nearest weekend to facilitate grilling but there's some reason that it's the 15th that I can never remember. (No doubt Google knows.)

This year the 15th is on a Friday.

I always plan to experiment with exotic meat and never remember in time to go shopping or make decent plans.

I figure I'm not alone and there are probably some people here who'd appreciate sticking a finger in PETA's metaphorical eye by serving elk or alligator or just steak, bloody in the middle.

I am here to help.

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (BD/yx)

365 This is more common than we think. It probably was always that way--just not spoken of.


Oh come on.
Next thing you know we'll be talking about hot alien womenz coming to earth looking for young teenaged studs to mate with.

OK...it could be true.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (0tfLf)

366 360 How long until Dolly Parton will be forced to approve her songs use with warrens campaign?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (dNzKv)

Well she's smoking dope with Snoop Dog, so I'm not sure I put her on a pedestal much anymore.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (bcbK8)

367
Soy has lots of protein. It's also got lots of estrogen.

Soy
protein is an incomplete protein. Doesn't build muscle or anything.
Needs to be combined with more protein to do that, which they
conveniently don't tell you.

There's no substitute for red meat.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 12:05 PM (HaL55)


That's true of a lot of plants, for example you have to put beans and rice together to make a complete protein. But soybeans are actually one of the few that have all the amino acids humans need. But yeah, I like steak and bacon and bbq. A lot.
This is a good website for info:https://tinyurl.com/y646xyu2

Posted by: I like cookies at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (xxAFD)

368 Shortest Oscar speech was "Thank You," but I forgot who made it.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (oZ6kz)

That's what I always told myself I would say if I ever won any kind of award....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (NFEMn)

369 "Sad.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (bcbK"

IIRC it was a story he submitted to a magazine and part of the contract when you get paid for a story is you cede all rights to it.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (oZ6kz)

370 Postmodernism, social constructionism, etc. all trace through roots through the Sorbonne or Frankfurt straight back to Marx. It's all the same shit sandwich with different condiments.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:04 PM (I2dne)


CS Lewis was writing about this stuff back in the 1950s. He spent his entire adult life in academia, so naturally he saw it close-up as it was being born. He didn't call it post-modernism, but it's obvious that's what it was. He referred to its promulgators as 'debunkers' which sounds a bit odd until you realize he's talking about deconstructionists and deconstructionism. He mapped out pretty much exactly where it would lead. See his book 'The Abolition of Man'. It's quite prophetic.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 12:13 PM (NhAw2)

371 346
305 Are we really going to pretend that the Industrial Revolution would have happened without the Enlightenment? "



I've read a very good book which has as it's thesis the idea that
the incredible expansion of England to the status of World Power, as
well as the simultaneous Industrial Revolution, were both direct
consequences of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which isn't generally
paid much attention to these days. (That's the one that placed William
of Orange on the throne)



What it really did was cut off the Monarchy's ability to fiddle with
and control commerce, which could now expand unchecked, as the new
growing business interests were in full control of Parliament. The
Monarchy and the old nobility were neutralized, as was the Church. The
old constraints on business - Royal Charters and the like - were mostly
swept away.



The industrial revolution first exploded throughout England, powered
by James Watt's Steam Engine, and as it became obvious how much wealth
it was generating, it quickly spread throughout Europe.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (Kpl3J)


You know what other technology powered all of civilizations advancements? Watches!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:13 PM (CQ3Qb)

372 366 360 How long until Dolly Parton will be forced to approve her songs use with warrens campaign?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (dNzKv)

Well she's smoking dope with Snoop Dog, so I'm not sure I put her on a pedestal much anymore.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (bcbK



And he has become a game show host.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:13 PM (ujg0T)

373


"People Brainwashed imbeciles think this song is racist, but..."


FIFY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 12:13 PM (HaL55)

374 Didn't a Horde member claim to have written How Stella Got Her Groove Back?


I have a HS track friend who swears he wrote what became the basis for The Matrix. (Spoiler: he didn't).

He has gone entirely insane and ruined his marriage, career, and life pursuing "justice".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (fuK7c)

375 363 Shortest Oscar speech was "Thank You," but I forgot who made it.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (oZ6kz)

---

I think it was her.

Posted by: SMH at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (RU4sa)

376 I'm sure Snoop Dogg is first in line for Trebek's gig, too.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (oZ6kz)

377 See his book 'The Abolition of Man'. It's quite prophetic.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 12:13 PM (NhAw2)
++++++++
Lewis in general - and The Abolition of Man in particular - should be in everyone's library.

Also, everyone should read it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (I2dne)

378 So all these watch posts prove fancy watches are dumb or guys really like them? I am going with the latter. At firearm sites the gun porn usually includes a knife and a watch. I think that is the same at cigar sites.

I am not a watch guy, but many like them as they are one of the only traditional male accessories.

As for fake Rolexes, I don't see the point at all. I had one as a yute and when someone asked about it, being honest, I told them it was fake. Most have the wrong type of dial action and weigh way too little to be real. It would suck to get mugged for a $50 watch. Then again, I bet most crooks can tell them right away.

Posted by: Quint at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (n13/j)

379 You know what other technology powered all of civilizations advancements? Watches!
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:13 PM (CQ3Qb)



Fun and joke aside, having a sense of time probably did put the Western World ahead of the other civilizations, figuratively and literally.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (ujg0T)

380 372 And boner pill spokesman,though of course I don't need them.
Snoop Dogg

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (BXMxN)

381 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (d8iVQ)

382 William Holden

Posted by: Frankie Sharpe at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (U//li)

383 I'm sure Snoop Dogg is first in line for Trebek's gig, too.

***

Not looking forward to the Daily Dizzle.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (GEpFD)

384 The industrial revolution first exploded throughout England, powered by James Watt's Steam Engine...
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Consider the use of some other verb. 'Exploded' and 'Steam Engine' in the same sentence is a bit off-putting.

Posted by: The Sultana at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (xSo9G)

385 364
Remember that Eat a Tasty Animal for PETA day is March 15th every year.
Personally, I believe this holiday should move to the nearest weekend
to facilitate grilling but there's some reason that it's the 15th that I
can never remember. (No doubt Google knows.)



This year the 15th is on a Friday.



I always plan to experiment with exotic meat and never remember in time to go shopping or make decent plans.



I figure I'm not alone and there are probably some people here who'd
appreciate sticking a finger in PETA's metaphorical eye by serving elk
or alligator or just steak, bloody in the middle.



I am here to help.

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at March 11, 2019 12:12 PM (BD/yx)

Wow! Two days in a row for celebrating meat.March 14 (one month after Valentines Day) is Steak and a BJ day.

March 15 is Eat a Tasty Animal Day.
Triple win!!!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (jxbfJ)

386 When I was 26 a 16 yr old came on to me. I only talked to him 'cause I thought he was 21. He wasn't gawky or pimply, in fact he was hot. But 16 was too young for me, I figured he had a stable of 40 yr olds he was boinking anyway.

Posted by: kallisto at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (v2uEC)

387 Robert Downey, Jr. reminded me of the time he was riding high, won some award, and asked the troubled Mel Gibson to present it to him.

-
What movie written for Mel went to RDJ?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (+y/Ru)

388 First Observaton: Another Guest Host in for Rush this morning.

I'm hoisting the MIA flag for Rush, as last week's and today's no-shows were un-announced absences.


Second Observation: Occassional Cortex and her Muslim Mantis running-dog both attended the SXSW (South by South West) liberal wank-fest in Austin.

I read that the lines to get into the Cortex Confuzilation wrapped around the interior halls of the Convention Center in a twisted representation of "liberal logic."

How much you wanna bet that the Cortex Contingent arrived in Austin, by way of Jet Airliner.

Or less surprising... PRIVATE JET.

I'm not the researcher to do the researching, but I'd give even odds on her having flown private.

Graft for she, but not for thee.

It is the way of her people.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (QzJWU)

389 Per wiki, the "Thank You" speech was by Patty Duke.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (oZ6kz)

390 My bad.

She said thank you very much.

Posted by: SMH at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (RU4sa)

391 Well,you couldn't navigate with real accuracy before accurate time pieces.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (BXMxN)

392 I bought a watch dog, only to find that he doesn't tell time at all.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (m45I2)

393 How long until Dolly Parton will be forced to approve her songs use with warrens campaign?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 11, 2019 12:11 PM (dNzKv)

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As they are all in an ASCAP agreement, no approval needed. This is why PDT can use any songs he wants for his events.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (ffYR/)

394 I bought a watch dog, only to find that he doesn't tell time at all.

***

But was he full of ticks?

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (GEpFD)

395 I'm sure Snoop Dogg is first in line for Trebek's gig, too.
------------

I'm torn between Al Sharpton, who would make the clue-reading very entertaining, and Wolf Blitzer, who would be puzzled by the answers. All of the answers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (CDGwz)

396 There's two dizaily doubles on the board, ya feel me? Sheeeeet.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (oZ6kz)

397 You know what other technology powered all of civilizations advancements? Watches!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:13 PM (CQ3Qb)




Fun and joke aside, having a sense of time probably did put the
Western World ahead of the other civilizations, figuratively and
literally.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (ujg0T)

Sure helped the British Navy become the ruler of the seas!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (QLvwG)

398 You know what other technology powered all of civilizations advancements? Watches!


That's actually true. Explorers could always find their latitude with a sextant but the only way to know longitude was to know what time it was.

The invention of the chronometer made exploration scientific.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 12:17 PM (fuK7c)

399 378 Posted by: Quint at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (n13/j)
+++++++++++++
I like watches and own a lot of them. Upthread, I said that for my money, there's no real quality reason to spend more than few hundred dollars on a watch. A cheap Timex will run forever and keep time.

But watches are a very personal accessory and if you have the money, go nuts. After a fairly low starting point for quality, it becomes entirely about preference.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:17 PM (I2dne)

400 I think Alex Trebek should be replaced by Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:17 PM (GEpFD)

401 And no, everything started going wrong in 1912. The entire Twentieth Century is Woodrow Wilson's fault.

https://youtu.be/hLiI6kXZkZI

Ignore the alt-hist stuff, they did the research here.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 11, 2019 12:17 PM (AM1GF)

402 I would prefer a pocket watch, as I don't like that thing on my wrist annoying me. But its hard to find a good pocketwatch for any sort of remotely reasonable price. You can buy a cheap piece of junk wristwatch that will work for years, but a pocketwatch will die within weeks unless you spend a lot.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (39g3+)

403 Fun and joke aside, having a sense of time probably
did put the Western World ahead of the other civilizations, figuratively
and literally.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (ujg0T)

Accurate timekeeping was critical for navigation and knowing where you were in the ocean. We wouldn't be here without it.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (CQ3Qb)

404 "Beans and rice, beans and rice....bean and rice, even thrice! Beans and rice are nice."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (bcbK8)

405 Well,you couldn't navigate with real accuracy before accurate time pieces.
Posted by: steevy
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There were plenty of accurate time pieces around. It was maintaining that accuracy at sea that was the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (CDGwz)

406 347 That's like bragging that you got a rat to eat garbage. Its about as challenging as falling off a log to seduce a teenage boy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:07 PM (39g3+)
You really think so? Maybe at 16 or 17. But many 13 or 14 year old boys wouldn't be comfortable.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 11, 2019 12:09 PM (NFEMn)


I dunno, I remember that movie from the 80s where a bunch of teenaged girls had a competition to see who could lose her virginity first and I thought, how hard could that be? All a girl has to do is ask.

I forget the movie's title. I think Kristy McNichol was in it, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (NhAw2)

407 The chronometer was invented after the British offered a very hefty prize for anybody who could make one, following a disastrous crash off the coast of Cornwall.

I think it was 10,000 pounds, which was something like 100 years wages for a laborer at the time.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (oZ6kz)

408 The entire Twentieth Century is Woodrow Wilson's fault.

***

What do you expect from a guy named Woodrow?

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (GEpFD)

409 Snoop? Not a chance. We're going to pick some Brie Larson- type feminazi scold to grrl-power Jeopardy into the future. Just you watch.

Posted by: We Ruin Everything at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (AzW6q)

410 But was he full of ticks?

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (GEpFD

heh.

Posted by: Quint at March 11, 2019 12:19 PM (n13/j)

411 I'm torn between Al Sharpton, who would make the clue-reading very entertaining, and Wolf Blitzer, who would be puzzled by the answers. All of the answers.

--

Wolf looking confused would get old. Al would be consistently entertaining in his... pronunciations. So yeah, Al Sharpton for $1,000.

Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 11, 2019 12:19 PM (6vFO7)

412 387
Robert Downey, Jr. reminded me of the time he was riding high, won some
award, and asked the troubled Mel Gibson to present it to him.



-

What movie written for Mel went to RDJ?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 12:15 PM (+y/Ru)


They starred together in Air America. Maybe that one?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:19 PM (CQ3Qb)

413 405 Yes.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:19 PM (BXMxN)

414 I forget the movie's title. I think Kristy McNichol was in it, though.

***

She was. It was called "Little Darlings."

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:19 PM (GEpFD)

415 Knowing your Russian knock-off watches can save your life.


Posted by: Austin Millbarge, GLG20 at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM

********

When I was stationed in Turkey, I bought a Turkish "Train" pocker watch. It was modeled after the watch that the Turk government bought back at the turn of the century to give to the people who ran the trains. Back then Turk watches sucked, but Russian pocket watches were excellent. Once everyone had reliable timepieces, the trains began to run on time.

Its a cool pocket watch...still keeps good time.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 12:19 PM (0tfLf)

416 "Beans and rice, beans and rice....bean and rice, even thrice! Beans and rice are nice."
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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Eating, eating, eating goober peas...

Posted by: Carl Sandburg at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (CDGwz)

417 Now is one of the two times a year I invariably dust off my old hobby horse:

Spring forward, Fall... forward.

Have the 24 hr clock rotate through an entire solar cycle, and every three leap years, we don't have to bother with it.

Let the daywalkers suck on that one.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (AURKQ)

418 Consider the use of some other verb. 'Exploded' and 'Steam Engine' in the same sentence is a bit off-putting.


***


The Industrial Revolution really took off once James Watson's steam engine burst onto the scene?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (m45I2)

419 A 14 year old is not involuntarily celibate, they're just a kid who isn't supposed to be knockin' boots yet. Its one of those things you want but can't have yet, you gotta earn it you have to get to the point you deserve the treat. No dessert til you finish dinner.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:10 PM (39g3+)

But they want it, and if Mama's hot divorcee friend wants to give it up, they are going to take it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (nPGq2)

420 New J! host will probably be Ellen or Seacrest or some garbage like that.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (oZ6kz)

421 I dunno, I remember that movie from the 80s where a bunch of teenaged girls had a competition to see who could lose her virginity first and I thought, how hard could that be? All a girl has to do is ask.

I forget the movie's title. I think Kristy McNichol was in it, though.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (NhAw2)



IIRC, it was "Little Darlings". There was another teen flick called "Foxes" with the same premise. I denounce myself for knowing that, but I was quintessentially Generation X.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (ujg0T)

422 400 I think Alex Trebek should be replaced by Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek.
Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:17 PM (GEpFD)


That's what your mother told me last night, Trebek.

Posted by: Sean Connery at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (NhAw2)

423 392 I bought a watch dog, only to find that he doesn't tell time at all.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (m45I2)

*tip of the hat*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:21 PM (bcbK8)

424 422 400 I think Alex Trebek should be replaced by Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek.
Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:17 PM (GEpFD)

That's what your mother told me last night, Trebek.
Posted by: Sean Connery at March 11, 2019 12:20 PM (NhAw2)

I could die happy if this actually happened for reals and forever.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:21 PM (bcbK8)

425 Downey Jr. can't wait to hit the pipe again. You can see it in his eyes.

Posted by: monkey at March 11, 2019 12:21 PM (FTPVM)

426 Well,you couldn't navigate with real accuracy before accurate time pieces.
Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (BXMxN)
++++++++++++
Thus the Longitude Act. Also, a great story to remind you that weasely corruption and "good 'ole boy"ism in government goes back forever.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:21 PM (I2dne)

427 IIRC, it was "Little Darlings". There was another teen flick called "Foxes" with the same premise.

I think half the girls who starred in those films ended up being lesbians too, oddly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:22 PM (39g3+)

428 I would prefer a pocket watch, as I don't like that thing on my wrist annoying me. But its hard to find a good pocketwatch for any sort of remotely reasonable price. You can buy a cheap piece of junk wristwatch that will work for years, but a pocketwatch will die within weeks unless you spend a lot.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (39g3+)

Victorinox used to have a decent stainless quartz one. Waterproof, about $100 or so. They might still make it.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 11, 2019 12:22 PM (IqOTP)

429 Posted by: Quint at March 11, 2019 12:14 PM (n13/j)

+++++++++++++

I like watches and own a lot of them. Upthread, I said that for my
money, there's no real quality reason to spend more than few hundred
dollars on a watch. A cheap Timex will run forever and keep time.



But watches are a very personal accessory and if you have the money,
go nuts. After a fairly low starting point for quality, it becomes
entirely about preference.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:17 PM (I2dne)

Agreed. A Rolex is great if you have the money because it is really jewelry and will retain it's value. My favorite watch was a military wind up I used in training. You would have to wind that thing every couple of days or you were out of luck.

Posted by: Quint at March 11, 2019 12:22 PM (n13/j)

430 "Non-intervention" = "Make America Whiny Again"

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (7mSw0)

431 I think half the girls who starred in those films ended up being lesbians too, oddly.

***

According to Marvel comics of late, that's statistically accurate.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (GEpFD)

432 Downey Jr. can't wait to hit the pipe again. You can see it in his eyes.

This is no joke, he struggles with it still. So far he's avoided the fall and I hope he never does again, but that sort of personality battles addiction their whole lives, inevitably finding one after another, even if its not drugs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (39g3+)

433 I'm hoisting the MIA flag for Rush, as last week's and today's no-shows were un-announced absences.
=======

Per Mark Steyn, Thursday, Friday and today were planned days off - last Monday was a sick day.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (vg8iE)

434 Gibson apparently helped Downey clean up

Posted by: Yo! Paying Trumps Ho payments since 1991 at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (1XAal)

435 From Red Heat:


Ivan Danko: It is custom in Soviet Union...to exchange article as souvenir for friendship. I decide to give you this. (hands Ridzik his watch)

Art Ridzik: That's really nice. Here. Here, I want you. to have my watch. This here is a $1000 marvel of Western technology. I got it at, you know, a discount from my cousin. Thanks.
This is really...
...a $20 East German watch.
Thank you.


Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (tVWQB)

436 428 I would prefer a pocket watch, as I don't like that thing on my wrist annoying me. But its hard to find a good pocketwatch for any sort of remotely reasonable price. You can buy a cheap piece of junk wristwatch that will work for years, but a pocketwatch will die within weeks unless you spend a lot.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (39g3+)
-------------------------
Just buy a wristwatch and carry it in your pocket. Problem Solved!

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (2LelM)

437 427 Getting banged by obese ,old Hollywood execs turned them off men...

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:24 PM (BXMxN)

438 Wolf looking confused would get old. Al would be consistently entertaining in his... pronunciations. So yeah, Al Sharpton for $1,000.
Posted by: shibumi
--------

Good call. Let's start a campaign.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 12:24 PM (xSo9G)

439 I had a pocket watch made in CCCP I bought in Yugoslavia (back when there was still a Yugoslavia).

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 12:24 PM (ZfRYq)

440 Watches and wedding rings (a tie clasp) are about the only jewelry a straight man can plausibly wear. Maybe cufflinks if you're pretentious. Its no more odd than a woman to have a pirate's treasure trove of jewelry than for a guy to have a nice watch collection.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:24 PM (39g3+)

441 ...was he full of ticks?


*******


Touché

Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 12:24 PM (m45I2)

442 Watches and wedding rings (a tie clasp) are about the only jewelry a straight man can plausibly wear.

***

Yes, but why would a straight man want to wear jewelry?

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:25 PM (GEpFD)

443 430 "Non-intervention" = "Make America Whiny Again"
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 11, 2019 12:23 PM (7mSw0)



Really? After years of defending Iraq's borders but not our own, a good many of us on the Right are soured on world policing. Certainly we have a massive 5th column to fight at home first.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:25 PM (ujg0T)

444 Best Soviet Watch:

https://tinyurl.com/y2z98543

Posted by: Molnija "Commander" - Death To Spies at March 11, 2019 12:25 PM (AzW6q)

445 Violet -- oh, this old thing, I only put it on when I don't care how I look....

Someone mentioned in a previous thread about an instructor from Venezuela trying to get her family to leave...I've been trying to get my family and friends out of Illinois for years. All of my family and friends from Illinois, to a man, regardless of their political leanings, keep saying how much it sucks there.

Then fucking move I think ... but family, mom, etc.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 11, 2019 12:25 PM (LNHb2)

446 Good call. Let's start a campaign.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,
------------

They can only turn Al down because they are racist. There can be no other reason.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., at March 11, 2019 12:25 PM (xSo9G)

447 I would never want to be part of a group that had the likes of that wimpy, greaseball soy boy in it. I'll bet he doesn't even have the physical strength to sharpen a pencil.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (JoUsr)

448 I have a HS track friend who swears he wrote what became the basis for The Matrix. (Spoiler: he didn't).

He has gone entirely insane and ruined his marriage, career, and life pursuing "justice".

I remember hearing about that writer Sophia whoever who claimed that SHE wrote the Matrix (not sure how that turned out) She also made claims about Terminator, which was weird since it was actually Harlan Ellison who won the lawsuit about having a couple of his scripts written in the 60's ripped off for that one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (Kpl3J)

449 Getting banged by obese ,old Hollywood execs turned them off men...

Honestly that wouldn't surprise me at all. Not even a little bit. One night with Harvey Winestein would put any sane woman off men for life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (39g3+)

450 437 427 Getting banged by obese ,old Hollywood execs turned them off men...
Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:24 PM (BXMxN)

Yeah...sad. I think that bent Jodi Foster. She had pedos chasing her right off the bat.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (bcbK8)

451 Mel doesn't seem like a bad guy - you know, minus the anti-Semitism and massive anger issues.

But otherwise, solid dude.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (oZ6kz)

452 They can only turn Al down because they are racist. There can be no other reason.

***

Resist he much!

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (GEpFD)

453 My ex wife lives in Chicago.


Good place for her.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (tVWQB)

454 Best Soviet Watch:

https://tinyurl.com/y2z98543
Posted by: Molnija "Commander" - Death To Spies at March 11, 2019 12:25 PM (AzW6q)
++++++++++
I'm sorely tempted, especially in Current Year. But that's a bit steep for a novelty.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (I2dne)

455 Festus and his mule.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 11:40 AM (FKi9J)

Ruth....had a short fling w/Francis.

Posted by: BignJames at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (ykq7q)

456 I don't need no Enlightenment, don't need no Industrial Revolution neither and I especially don't even need you filthy limeys neither!

I was turning boiling water into mechanical work back in BC way before that Piker Watt's great great grandfather ever nutted into some toothless hairy Saxon wench.

Posted by: Aeolipile - The Roman Steam Engine at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (tySC4)

457 423 392 I bought a watch dog, only to find that he doesn't tell time at all.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 12:16 PM (m45I2)


One time I bought a second-hand watch without a second hand. People sometimes ask me "Got a second?" and I have to tell them "Just a minute."

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (NhAw2)

458
But I wish people would cut the guilt-driven blaming of others. It's the Venezuelans own fault! Let them starve!
It's Colombia's fault! It's Brazil's Fault!


They bought their tickets
They knew what they were getting into

https://youtu.be/Pn0WdJx-Wkw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (aKsyK)

459 what the hell is Soylent? That the douche upstairs eats?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (9oE3U)

460 You can buy a cheap piece of junk wristwatch that will work for years, but a pocketwatch will die within weeks unless you spend a lot.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:18 PM (39g3+)

There is a metric fuckton of quality vintage pocket watches out there. A couple hundred bucks could buy you one. Five hundred could buy you a very nice one. You want "railroad grade".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (nPGq2)

461 I've owned not one but two Russian-made wristwatches. (Never mind why.) Neither one lasted a year before it crapped out.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:28 PM (GEpFD)

462 Maybe cufflinks if you're pretentious.


I used to wear cufflinks every day, but that was in another lifetime, one of toil and blood.

Some guys can pull off an earring, I don't see that on me. I had a wedding ring for a while but then I didn't. And I don't wear watches anymore. Just checked desk drawer and I still have a Swiss Army watch. I could get a battery for it, I guess.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 12:28 PM (fuK7c)

463 "Welcome back to... J-.... Geo-....Jyow-pahr-dee. Ah'm yuh host, Revvundal Shahptun. Let's see which hymie ass crackuh gets to take home all my gawd-damn money..."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:28 PM (AURKQ)

464 I remember hearing about that writer Sophia whoever who claimed that SHE wrote the Matrix (not sure how that turned out) She also made claims about Terminator, which was weird since it was actually Harlan Ellison who won the lawsuit about having a couple of his scripts written in the 60's ripped off for that one.

This isn't an unreasonable thought. I wrote a lot of little comics and stories in my high school years, stuff which not long after would show up in films and books. When I was young, for example, I wrote a lot of the concepts and ideas that later showed up in Akira.

Nobody was stealing from me, they didn't even know I existed. They just had ideas that I shared, creative thoughts and concepts that arose simultaneously or soon afterward. My friends used to tell me I had the worst luck ever, because even if I managed to get any of it published everyone would think I was ripping them off.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:28 PM (39g3+)

465 A reminder that PI day is Thursday.

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at March 11, 2019 12:28 PM (sPJyv)

466 what the hell is Soylent?

***

Soylent is PEEEEEEEEEEEEE-PUL!

Posted by: Zombie Chuck Heston at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (GEpFD)

467 IIRC, it was "Little Darlings".

--

Circa 1980 Armand Assante. Yum.....

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (JoUsr)

468 ...was he full of ticks?



*********

I don't like to tock about it.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (m45I2)

469 >>>459 what the hell is Soylent? That the douche upstairs eats?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (9oE3U)
________
It's a soy based meal replacement shake.

Posted by: Monarchist Pikachu - The Enlightenment was a Mistake at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (tySC4)

470 Sra blaster has family in Venezuela. It's bad there. Some people just can't move though. Or won't.

I don't know how bad it would have to be in the US for me to move.

At some point I am out of Northern Virginia, though. We want to go to Florida, but if it keeps going stupid, Texas it is.

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (ZfRYq)

471 I would prefer a pocket watch, as I don't like that thing on my wrist annoying me. But its hard to find a good pocketwatch for any sort of remotely reasonable price.

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Woodford 1051
17 jewel mechanical
Double Hunter Pocket Watch

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (YslsA)

472 A couple hundred bucks could buy you one. Five hundred could buy you a very nice one.

Yeah, but that's my point. For 25 bucks I can buy a cheap piece of crap watch that tells good time and lasts years.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (39g3+)

473 464 I remember hearing about that writer Sophia whoever who claimed that SHE wrote the Matrix (not sure how that turned out) She also made claims about Terminator, which was weird since it was actually Harlan Ellison who won the lawsuit about having a couple of his scripts written in the 60's ripped off for that one.

This isn't an unreasonable thought. I wrote a lot of little comics and stories in my high school years, stuff which not long after would show up in films and books. When I was young, for example, I wrote a lot of the concepts and ideas that later showed up in Akira.

Nobody was stealing from me, they didn't even know I existed. They just had ideas that I shared, creative thoughts and concepts that arose simultaneously or soon afterward. My friends used to tell me I had the worst luck ever, because even if I managed to get any of it published everyone would think I was ripping them off.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:28 PM (39g3+)

LOL

I had the same thing happen to me. I had so many RPG campaigns and stories that would shortly afterwards show up in books and movies.

It makes me half believe in the Jungian idea of a Collective Unconscious.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (bcbK8)

474 That Democrat platform seems to cover it in a nutshell.

Posted by: RM at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (U3LtS)

475 454 Best Soviet Watch:

https://tinyurl.com/y2z98543
Posted by: Molnija "Commander" - Death To Spies at March 11, 2019 12:25 PM (AzW6q)
++++++++++
I'm sorely tempted, especially in Current Year. But that's a bit steep for a novelty.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (I2dne)

I just love the fact that "Smert Shpionam" is right there on the face. Great way to pick up chicks:

"What does it mean"

"Death to spies!"

"Are you a spy?"

"Shhhhhhhh"

[Sound of panties dropping]

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (RD7QR)

476 what the hell is Soylent? That the douche upstairs eats?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


I dunno but with that name it sounds like something right up your alley

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (39g3+)

477 Gloria Grahame

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She sorta bears a resemblance to Theresa Russell.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (JoUsr)

478 toothless has it's advantages

Posted by: Watt's great great Grandfather at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (FTPVM)

479 I bought a Rolex at the Yokota PX when I was coming home from Vietnam. Plain jane Oysterdate winder, and IIRC it was about $100. Thing never kept time the way you would think it would, and some fool made me a very generous offer for it in the 80's. People go nuts about them, and even the green Rolex box brings a good buck.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (xzqr4)

480 There is a metric fuckton of quality vintage pocket
watches out there. A couple hundred bucks could buy you one. Five
hundred could buy you a very nice one. You want "railroad grade".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (nPGq2)

The problem is most quality old pocketwatches were made with precious metals (silver or gold). Not cheap.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:31 PM (CQ3Qb)

481 Took all my earrings out long ago. Don't wear watches anymore. I have several pairs of vintage cufflinks inherited from my dad but don't wear them.

Tie clasps and a cross on gold chain are pretty much my entire jewelry collection.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 11, 2019 12:31 PM (DQjsT)

482 451 Mel doesn't seem like a bad guy - you know, minus the anti-Semitism and massive anger issues.

But otherwise, solid dude.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:26 PM (oZ6kz)


I think he is. He was the one guy who never abandoned Downey when he was spiraling down the drain, and that was why there was talk about Mel directing an Iron Man movie. RDJ never forgot Gibson's sticking by him at the lowest point of his life.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 11, 2019 12:31 PM (NhAw2)

483 Wow, Gloria Grahame. I thought she was awesome both hotnesswise and acting in The Big Heat with Glenn Ford.

Posted by: RM at March 11, 2019 12:32 PM (U3LtS)

484 All this talk of watches, timekeeping, the Enlightenment, etc. makes me wonder, how many of you have seen James Burke's "The Day the Universe Changed"? Or "Connections"?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 11, 2019 12:32 PM (7s3Gx)

485 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:28 PM (39g3+)

i was so close to inventing the Weed Whacker. the machine, not a screenplay but I wanted to get in a comment.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 11, 2019 12:32 PM (9oE3U)

486 I wouldn't know about the Daylight Savings Time, I'm still on the old French Revolution calendar and use a base 10 hours system.

The VCR just keeps blinking.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 11, 2019 12:32 PM (LNHb2)

487 Or "Connections"?

***

Connections! Oh hells yeah. Great show.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (GEpFD)

488 479
I bought a Rolex at the Yokota PX when I was coming home from Vietnam.
Plain jane Oysterdate winder, and IIRC it was about $100. Thing never
kept time the way you would think it would, and some fool made me a very
generous offer for it in the 80's. People go nuts about them, and even
the green Rolex box brings a good buck.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (xzqr4)

When I was a kid in the early 80's I begged my dad to buy a Rolex GMT Master that was for sale at the PX for about $350. It's worth over $50k today.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (CQ3Qb)

489 The VCR just keeps blinking.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 11, 2019 12:32 PM (LNHb2)

Have you tried being sarcastic to it?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (AURKQ)

490 I'm really late to the party, is it Gloria Grahame?

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (4KIAS)

491 A $50 mechanical Seiko 5 is one of watch-world's best kept secrets.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, search engine expert at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (xyung)

492

I would never want to be part of a group that had the likes of that
wimpy, greaseball soy boy in it. I'll bet he doesn't even have the
physical strength to sharpen a pencil.


One of the GD's is dating a soiboi. I shook hands with him. It was like shaking hands with a damp kitchen sponge. I thought I was going to hurt him.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (HaL55)

493 Connections could never be made today.Not enough women and minorities.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (BXMxN)

494 I dunno but with that name it sounds like something right up your alley

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:30 PM (39g3+)

It does!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 11, 2019 12:34 PM (9oE3U)

495 One of the GD's is dating a soiboi. I shook hands with him. It was like shaking hands with a damp kitchen sponge. I thought I was going to hurt him.

***

Well, with any luck, you did.

Posted by: CLINT FLICKER at March 11, 2019 12:34 PM (GEpFD)

496 Snoop? Not a chance. We're going to pick some Brie Larson- type feminazi
scold to grrl-power Jeopardy into the future. Just you watch.
=====

That lady who was a coach on Glee (forgot her name) does a good job hosting some evening game show. The best would probably be that Scots immigrant who is so funny and also hosted a game show.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 12:34 PM (MIKMs)

497 Top 500 First!!!

Posted by: Archer at March 11, 2019 12:34 PM (gmo/4)

498 Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.

Posted by: Some Ol' Indian at March 11, 2019 12:35 PM (AzW6q)

499 A reminder that PI day is Thursday.
Posted by: Mutnodjmet at March 11, 2019
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Pfft. Big deal.

Posted by: The Ides of March at March 11, 2019 12:36 PM (xSo9G)

500 That lady who was a coach on Glee (forgot her name)
does a good job hosting some evening game show. The best would probably
be that Scots immigrant who is so funny and also hosted a game show.


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 12:34 PM (MIKMs)


Norm Macdonald needs work.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:36 PM (CQ3Qb)

501 That lady who was a coach on Glee


*******
If they go with her I'll never watch it again. Better off to go witjyan unknown.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 12:36 PM (0tfLf)

502 When I was a kid in the early 80's I begged my dad to buy a Rolex GMT Master that was for sale at the PX for about $350. It's worth over $50k today.

I could have readily afforded a '70 Boss 302 Mustang the year after I graduated high school. Now I think about the daughter's (yeah, we did it late) college fund.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:37 PM (8erNz)

503 The best would probably be that Scots immigrant who is so funny and also hosted a game show.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 12:34 PM (MIKMs)



That was "The Weakest Link" lady, right. Something about those clipped stern Brit types.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:37 PM (ujg0T)

504 Nobody was stealing from me, they didn't even know I existed. They just
had ideas that I shared, creative thoughts and concepts that arose
simultaneously or soon afterward.

---

Part of me thinks it was Pratchett that wrote about ideas in Discworld floating down from the clouds and hitting multiple people at the same time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, search engine expert at March 11, 2019 12:38 PM (xyung)

505 Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.
Posted by: Some Ol' Indian
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A bucket of water, dipped from the deep end, transported to the shallow end, with the water carrier taking a few deep draughts along the way, then pouring it in the shallow end.

Posted by: The Ides of March at March 11, 2019 12:38 PM (xSo9G)

506 Yeah, but that's my point. For 25 bucks I can buy a cheap piece of crap watch that tells good time and lasts years.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (39g3+)

So? Take the watch band off it; file off the lugs for the band, and embed the watch in a little disc of polished hardwood of your choice. Put a chain on it, and carry it in your pocket. Problem solved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:38 PM (nPGq2)

507 i don't think gibson is an anti-semite at all. what people say when drunk is not an expression of their true feelings, despite what you hear. it's a distortion and can have nothing to do with the drinker's real self.

when gibson spouted off that junk to that cop, it was during the israel/hezbollah war in lebanon. israel was taking a lot of criticism for fighting back. i recall huffington was up at that time and the comments on articles were just downright viciously anti-semitic (also on yahoo news articles). i think gibson would drink, sit at his computer and read that crap and out it poured.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:39 PM (Pg+x7)

508 458
They bought their tickets
They knew what they were getting into

https://youtu.be/Pn0WdJx-Wkw
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (aKsyK)
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As to the first claim, in the last remotely fair election, which was 15 years ago, Chavez won by a margin of about 51 to 49%. The 49% didn't buy the ticket.

As to the second, no.

You do not have to say "The Tutsis were asking for it!" to justify our non-intervention in Rwanda.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 11, 2019 12:39 PM (Rxduq)

509 In point of fact, Columbia and Brazil could very easily take control of their respective border crossings/towns. There's no significant Venezuelan military presence there, just the hired thugs with a few rifles. The same people live on both sides, often parts of the same families.

There's only one highway that controls access to the entire southern half of Venezuela, for example, and it has very little military presence. Brazil could take it in 2 or 3 days without firing a shot, if it wanted to. But then they'd be responsible for feeding the people there, and I think that's the real problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:39 PM (Kpl3J)

510 So? Take the watch band off it; file off the lugs for the band, and embed the watch in a little disc of polished hardwood of your choice. Put a chain on it, and carry it in your pocket. Problem solved.

A good excuse to take some CNC machining courses at the local community college...

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:39 PM (8erNz)

511 So? Take the watch band off it; file off the lugs
for the band, and embed the watch in a little disc of polished hardwood
of your choice. Put a chain on it, and carry it in your pocket. Problem
solved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:38 PM (nPGq2)

With the leftover money buy a top-hat and a monacle. Bonus.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:40 PM (CQ3Qb)

512 500 That lady who was a coach on Glee (forgot her name)
does a good job hosting some evening game show. The best would probably
be that Scots immigrant who is so funny and also hosted a game show.


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 12:34 PM (MIKMs)


Norm Macdonald needs work.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:36 PM (CQ3Qb)

True but his work ethic sucks. He'd rather being doing standup, it seems.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:40 PM (bcbK8)

513 That was "The Weakest Link" lady, right. Something about those clipped stern Brit types.
=====

Hah. Make fun of my cultural ignorance. Go right ahead.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 12:40 PM (MIKMs)

514 A $50 mechanical Seiko 5 is one of watch-world's best kept secrets.
Posted by: Moron Robbie, search engine expert at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (xyung)

Good enough for Gene Kranz.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 11, 2019 12:40 PM (IqOTP)

515 ... i think one of the things gibson said was something like "you jews start all the wars."

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:41 PM (Pg+x7)

516 508 458
They bought their tickets
They knew what they were getting into

https://youtu.be/Pn0WdJx-Wkw
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (aKsyK)
----------------------------------
As to the first claim, in the last remotely fair election, which was 15 years ago, Chavez won by a margin of about 51 to 49%. The 49% didn't buy the ticket.

As to the second, no.

You do not have to say "The Tutsis were asking for it!" to justify our non-intervention in Rwanda.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 11, 2019 12:39 PM (Rxduq)

Not our circus, not our monkeys.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:41 PM (bcbK8)

517 Norm Macdonald needs work.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:36 PM (CQ3Qb)


Dude, WTF? We ALL get old.

Posted by: Norm McDonald at March 11, 2019 12:41 PM (ZfRYq)

518 With the leftover money buy a top-hat and a monacle. Bonus.
Posted by: Brian
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Spats? I've always wanted to wear spats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2019 12:41 PM (xSo9G)

519 Chris Menahan likes cave-fish, my precioussss. The way they wriggle.

Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 12:41 PM (Bdeb0)

520 RDJ never forgot Gibson's sticking by him at the lowest point of his life.
Posted by: OregonMuse.

Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him while he was drunk.--Gen. Wm. T. Sherman

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 11, 2019 12:42 PM (FTlwv)

521 491 A $50 mechanical Seiko 5 is one of watch-world's best kept secrets.
Posted by: Moron Robbie, search engine expert at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (xyung)

+1. My favorite daily use watch of all time.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:42 PM (AURKQ)

522 Good enough for Gene Kranz.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 11, 2019 12:40 PM (IqOTP)


--

Oh heck yeah. I didn't know that. Thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, search engine expert at March 11, 2019 12:42 PM (xyung)

523 514 A $50 mechanical Seiko 5 is one of watch-world's best kept secrets.
Posted by: Moron Robbie, search engine expert at March 11, 2019 12:33 PM (xyung)

Good enough for Gene Kranz.


I lost one in the snow on Sandia Peak twentysomething years ago. If you found it, please send it back.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:42 PM (8erNz)

524 Mueller report coming soon! SOON!

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 12:43 PM (ZfRYq)

525 what people say when drunk is not an expression of their true feelings, despite what you hear. it's a distortion and can have nothing to do with the drinker's real self.


Eh. YMMV. I'm a bona fide alcoholic and I don't say things I don't believe when I'm drunk.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 12:43 PM (fuK7c)

526 Somewhere, in a drawer, is the Waltham that saw me through school, and the Army.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2019 12:43 PM (CDGwz)

527 There's a fantastic book on how developments in time-keeping advanced productivity in the West.
Revolution in Time by Somebodyorother Landes.

Maybe I can remember that for the book thread.
Maybe.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 11, 2019 12:43 PM (Rxduq)

528 I could have readily afforded a '70 Boss 302 Mustang the year after I graduated high school. Now I think about the daughter's (yeah, we did it late) college fund.

A Boss 302 in the garage > your daughter being turned into an SJW man hating pussy hat wearer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:43 PM (39g3+)

529 You do not have to say "The Tutsis were asking for it!" to justify our non-intervention in Rwanda.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 11, 2019 12:39 PM (Rxduq)



My take on Rwanda was/is like my take on the Balkans. The Eurotrash are big boys and girls, it is up to them to start policing their own "backyards" and former colonies.

Given that Venezuela is the USA "backyard", I would approve of Venezuelan Contras, which would mean our Left would go back to politically fellating Maduro's goons, just as they politically fellated the Sandinistas.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:44 PM (ujg0T)

530 Mueller report coming soon! SOON!
Posted by: blaster
--------

Any day now. Could be yesterday, or tomorrow, or next year.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2019 12:44 PM (CDGwz)

531 526 Somewhere, in a drawer, is the Waltham that saw me through school, and the Army.

I have the Waltham my father bought on his mustering-out in 1945...in a drawer, in need of maintenance, with a nasty '70s band on it.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:44 PM (8erNz)

532 >>My take on Rwanda was/is like my take on the Balkans. The Eurotrash are big boys Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:44 PM (ujg0T)

Tracksuits gonna tracksuit.

Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 12:45 PM (Bdeb0)

533 Eh, Mel's dad is definitely an anti-Semite and a Holocaust denier, it's not very hard to see Mel just taking after pops. His dad thinks Vatican 2 was a Jewish plot.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:45 PM (oZ6kz)

534 what the hell is Soylent? That the douche upstairs eats?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 11, 2019 12:27 PM (9oE3U)
________
It's a soy based meal replacement shake.
========
So self chemical castration is a thing now? People actually pay money for that?

Posted by: simplemind at March 11, 2019 12:45 PM (rXNHm)

535 A group of Engineering students and their teacher were given free airplane tickets to go on a holiday. Once on the plane, the captain announced that they were on one of the planes that the students had built. Everyone freaked out and exited the airplane, except the teacher, who with a calm demeanor stayed seated. When the flight attendant asked why he hadn't left, he responded, "I know the abilities of my students quite well, this shit won't even start."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 12:45 PM (+y/Ru)

536 i don't think gibson is an anti-semite at all. what people say when drunk is not an expression of their true feelings, despite what you hear. it's a distortion and can have nothing to do with the drinker's real self.

Yeah In Vino is not Veritas, sometimes its just bitter and disconnected ranting.

how many of you have seen James Burke's "The Day the Universe Changed"? Or "Connections"?


I liked Connections I but he sort of lost his way and became more an advocate than a history teller after a while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:45 PM (39g3+)

537 what the hell is Soylent?

***

Soylent is PEEEEEEEEEEEEE-PUL!
Posted by: Zombie Chuck Heston at March 11, 2019 12:29 PM (GEpFD)
*****************
It's The Green New Deal

Posted by: redridinghood at March 11, 2019 12:45 PM (hECVl)

538 Let Venezuela fail, and fail hard. Let there be pain, and struggle, and chaos.

And let them all, along with the rest of the world, remember why.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:46 PM (AURKQ)

539 The problem is most quality old pocketwatches were made with precious metals (silver or gold). Not cheap.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:31 PM (CQ3Qb)

There is your enduring value, right there. But silver is not very expensive.

It would be a nifty sort of "steam punk-ish" project to take a cheap "dollar watch" like a Westclox Pocket Ben, and fit into it the movement from a modestly-priced modern electronic wrist watch, like a Timex or Cardinal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:46 PM (nPGq2)

540 A Boss 302 in the garage > your daughter being turned into an SJW man hating pussy hat wearer.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


I would hate to think you're right. She might at least attract a better grade of husband if she were driving it.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:47 PM (8erNz)

541

It's The Green New Deal


The Soylent Green New Deal.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 12:47 PM (HaL55)

542 Connections and Connections 2 and 'The Day the Universe Changed' are good.

But yeah, James Burke kinda went off into the weeds rather than just giving straight history. Dunno what the story is there, but I'd like to.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:47 PM (bcbK8)

543 So self chemical castration is a thing now? People actually pay money for that?
Posted by: simplemind
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Then, there is the missing vitamin D. I'm sure their hearts & etc. will be fine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2019 12:47 PM (CDGwz)

544 My take on Rwanda was/is like my take on the Balkans. The Eurotrash are big boys and girls, it is up to them to start policing their own "backyards" and former colonies. "

The greatest most disgusting part of the entire Rwanda tragedy was that there were 5,000 UN troops in Rwanda at the time, and they literally locked the gates to their compound and closed their eyes while tens of thousands of civilians were murdered with machetes all around them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:47 PM (Kpl3J)

545 Let Venezuela fail, and fail hard. Let there be pain, and struggle, and chaos.

Remember, the Venezuelan people voted themselves into this, they wanted it, they asked for it. They need to go through it and come out the other side wiser or that lesson never gets learned.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:48 PM (39g3+)

546 Mueller report coming soon! SOON!
Posted by: blaster

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

What story is the Media trying to get off the front page by trotting this out yet again?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 11, 2019 12:48 PM (ffYR/)

547 538 Let Venezuela fail, and fail hard. Let there be pain, and struggle, and chaos.

And let them all, along with the rest of the world, remember why.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:46 PM (AURKQ)


The world didn't learn from Russia, China, Cambodia, or Cuba. Why should this be any different?

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 12:48 PM (xjiRE)

548 His dad thinks Vatican 2 was a Jewish plot.
=====

Wellllll, around des dem parts, Frankie Hollywood as a marxist/muslim tool doesn't seem so outre. Something about 'sede vacante' from what I recall.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2019 12:49 PM (MIKMs)

549 The greatest most disgusting part of the entire Rwanda tragedy was that there were 5,000 UN troops in Rwanda at the time, and they literally locked the gates to their compound and closed their eyes while tens of thousands of civilians were murdered with machetes all around them.

Is there a fan club?

Posted by: Dutchbat at March 11, 2019 12:49 PM (8erNz)

550 It's The Green New Deal


The Soylent Green New Deal.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
---------

Not a single talking head has pointed out (Oh, wait...they don't know) that the namesake 'New Deal' was destructively crippling.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2019 12:49 PM (CDGwz)

551 The greatest most disgusting part of the entire Rwanda tragedy was that there were 5,000 UN troops in Rwanda at the time, and they literally locked the gates to their compound and closed their eyes while tens of thousands of civilians were murdered with machetes all around them.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:47 PM (Kpl3J)



Granted the UN is always a shitshow, but I would have had more respect for the Frogs if they intervened.

We all like to mock the Frogs, but they have been pretty stand up when it comes to most of their former African colonies. Their interventions in Chad, Senegal and Cote d'Ivorie come to mind.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:49 PM (ujg0T)

552 The world didn't learn from Russia, China, Cambodia, or Cuba. Why should this be any different?
Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 12:48 PM (xjiRE)

------

Sure we did. We learned you can get away with it over and over and over again, and nobody will ever say "Boo."

Posted by: Communists at March 11, 2019 12:49 PM (AzW6q)

553 >>I think he is. He was the one guy who never abandoned Downey when he was spiraling down the drain, and that was why there was talk about Mel directing an Iron Man movie. RDJ never forgot Gibson's sticking by him at the lowest point of his life.


Gibson seems to recognize his demons more than most in Hollywood, and he has apparently quietly reached out to others when they spiral out of control. For example, he tried to assist Britney Spears when she had her ugly breakdown. It's interesting that Hollywood only forgives people who don't really want to get better, just are willing to play the apology game, such as James Gunn.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 12:50 PM (W+vEI)

554 Kaiser Wilhelm and Kirsten Jellybrain are neck and neck in new Donk presidential poll.

https://bit.ly/2F7LAtH

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 11, 2019 12:50 PM (+y/Ru)

555 There is a reason why GND and UN IPCC keep referring to "pre-industrial" CO2 levels.

Posted by: blaster at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (ZfRYq)

556 I have a big box full of watches that, over the years, I found in my big box.

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (WrMOC)

557 With the leftover money buy a top-hat and a monacle. Bonus.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 12:40 PM (CQ3Qb)

With the money that RDJ spent on that ugly watch, I could buy a binnacle. And the yacht it comes with.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (nPGq2)

558 The world didn't learn from Russia, China, Cambodia, or Cuba. Why should this be any different?
Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 12:48 PM (xjiRE)

All of those examples were the result of violent revolution.

Venezuela was the result of "Democratic Socialism".

They *chose* this nightmare.

And yes, 49% (or whatever) of Venezuelans did not. Which should be a warning to the 49% of the next country eyeing the Chavismo path as the "way of progress".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (AURKQ)

559 We all like to mock the Frogs, but they have been pretty stand up when it comes to most of their former African colonies. Their interventions in Chad, Senegal and Cote d'Ivorie come to mind.

Yeah, the Frogs do shit, and when it's purely in their interest and not some EU bullshit they sometimes get it right.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (8erNz)

560

Remember, the Venezuelan people voted themselves into this, they wanted
it, they asked for it. They need to go through it and come out the
other side wiser or that lesson never gets learned.


Someone upthread mentioned that Chavez won his first election 51% to 49%. That's all it takes. Which is why we need strictly enforced election laws more than ever here.

We also need to be teaching the young skulls full of mush some truisms about life in general and politics in specific, starting with "Power corrupts."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (HaL55)

561 547
538 Let Venezuela fail, and fail hard. Let there be pain, and struggle, and chaos.



And let them all, along with the rest of the world, remember why.



Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:46 PM (AURKQ)



The world didn't learn from Russia, China, Cambodia, or Cuba. Why should this be any different?

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 12:48 PM (xjiRE)
Probably for the same reason people here in the US, during the 2016 election cycle, believed Bernie wasn't pushing socialism, just Democratic Socialism. It's different.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (jxbfJ)

562 559 We all like to mock the Frogs, but they have been pretty stand up when it comes to most of their former African colonies. Their interventions in Chad, Senegal and Cote d'Ivorie come to mind.

Yeah, the Frogs do shit, and when it's purely in their interest and not some EU bullshit they sometimes get it right.
Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (8erNz)

You don't get applause for putting gauze on the wound in your foot when you were the one who put the bullet through it in the first place.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:52 PM (AURKQ)

563 545 Let Venezuela fail, and fail hard. Let there be pain, and struggle, and chaos.

Remember, the Venezuelan people voted themselves into this, they wanted it, they asked for it. They need to go through it and come out the other side wiser or that lesson never gets learned.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:48 PM (39g3+)



While I totally agree that there should be no boots on the ground, I think giving their opposition a helping hand a la Nicaragua would be OK.

Then again, if we end up with another person like the porcine Ana Navarro, let me take that back..... :-)

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:52 PM (ujg0T)

564 >>The greatest most disgusting part of the entire Rwanda tragedy was that there were 5,000 UN troops in Rwanda at the time, and they literally locked the gates to their compound and closed their eyes while tens of thousands of civilians were murdered with machetes all around them.


Didn't Kofi Anon have family on one side, so that's why the UN did nothing.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (W+vEI)

565 Hey. Socialism/tyranny is the inevitable endpoint of democracy.

Can't say we didn't warn ya.

Posted by: Monarchists at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (AzW6q)

566 His dad thinks Vatican 2 was a Jewish plot.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 11, 2019 12:45 PM (oZ6kz)

Maybe if the Catholics stopped choosing Jewish popes they could clean up that mess...




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...anti-Semite at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (4MYWg)

567 549: the commander of the u.n. forces in rwanda, a canadian, was desperate to do something but was overruled by higher-ups because bill clinton stopped them. true story.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (Pg+x7)

568 Gibson seems to recognize his demons more than most in Hollywood, and he has apparently quietly reached out to others when they spiral out of control.

Yeah he wrestles with demons in himself and unlike most of Hollywood that gives him compassion and a desire to help others. The man has his problems but he is at least able to recognize that he HAS problems. He filmed himself pounding the nails in to Jesus' hands for Passion for a reason.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (39g3+)

569 Someone upthread mentioned that Chavez won his first election 51% to 49%. That's all it takes. Which is why we need strictly enforced election laws more than ever here.

One man, one vote, one time.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (8erNz)

570 So, should we get volunteers for a search party to go fetch ace?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (RD7QR)

571 With the money that RDJ spent on that ugly watch, I could buy a binnacle.


Hah. Today's trivium: what is the superstitious origin of the binnacle?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (fuK7c)

572 "Democrat Party has gone so far left, they're guaranteed to lose 2020." Paraphrase of what VDH wrote today, and lots of good folks seem to agree.

Don't get complacent! Our electorate is the _stupidest_ it has ever been in American history. They don't use reason or logic anymore, only their feelz. They get all their news from comedians, charlatans and perverts. They start from completely different premises than we do. They've been miseducated since the 1960s.

We point at the GND and laugh about unicorns; THEY think "Gee, I'd _love_ to ride a unicorn! Where do I sign up?"

That's what we're up against, morons.

Posted by: gp at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (mk9aG)

573 Didn't Kofi Anon have family on one side, so that's why the UN did nothing.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (W+vEI)

Dunno. He's Ghanaian, I think, so not likely to be him. But possibly someone else in that festering cess-pit of evil....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:54 PM (AURKQ)

574 ... clinton has actually apologized for it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:54 PM (Pg+x7)

575 Remember, the Venezuelan people voted themselves into this, they wanted it, they asked for it. They need to go through it and come out the other side wiser or that lesson never gets learned."

This is the point that no one really grasps yet - they're not going to "get through it", they're not going to "come out the other side". It's too late for that. They're going to die. Tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of them.

I've just read a tweet thread by one of the few reporters inside Venezueala, named Anatoly Kurmanaev. This thread is old, best to wait for a new one, but he's reporting things that make me believe things are even worse than I thought they were.

the grid is not coming back up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:54 PM (Kpl3J)

576 >>545 Let Venezuela fail, and fail hard. Let there be pain, and struggle, and chaos.

...and profiteering.

Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 12:54 PM (Bdeb0)

577 that Vox dude has a face for print, tho i'd bet it's busted a few computer monitors too.

Posted by: mr. bitterness at March 11, 2019 12:55 PM (hX8y3)

578 ... i think he didn't want any military entanglements at any cost. obama's "leading from behind" started with clinton.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:55 PM (Pg+x7)

579 Watches are becoming weird. Wtf is with these huge frying pan sized watch faces? The wife likes watches, but she wears little ones. The last time I looked for a watch for her the women's watches are now larger than the size of traditional men's watches, and men's watches are the size of a frigging hub cap.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 11, 2019 12:56 PM (9Om/r)

580 If you pin down a young skull full of mush as Rush puts it on Venezuela, they blame... the USA and sanctions. Seriously, no matter how you point out that the sanctions were not harming oil trade or reducing food, that they didnt take place until later, that they had no effect on production in the country, its still the USA's fault. They're impervious to fact and truth because otherwise they have to admit that their precious fantasy system failed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:56 PM (39g3+)

581 567 549: the commander of the u.n. forces in rwanda, a canadian, was desperate to do something but was overruled by higher-ups because bill clinton stopped them. true story.

Look, if the UN is coming, you need to be going. If you can. If it's not rifle fire or machetes, it's cholera.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:56 PM (8erNz)

582 >>567 549: the commander of the u.n. forces in rwanda, a canadian, was desperate to do something but was overruled by higher-ups because bill clinton stopped them. true story.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (Pg+x7)

That can't be. The same Bill Clinton who sent tanks into Mogadishu to rescue a vastly outnumbered U.S. force tasked with arresting Aidid?

Wait...

...nevermind.

Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (Bdeb0)

583 576 >>545 Let Venezuela fail, and fail hard. Let there be pain, and struggle, and chaos.

...and profiteering.
Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 12:54 PM (Bdeb0)

I'm listening...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (bcbK8)

584 Yeah, the Frogs do shit, and when it's purely in their interest and not some EU bullshit they sometimes get it right.
Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (8erNz)

You don't get applause for putting gauze on the wound in your foot when you were the one who put the bullet through it in the first place.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 12:52 PM (AURKQ)



Well, you could say that about more than a few USA interventions in the past, so there is that.

My problem with the Frogs is they don't play with the team. For example, not letting us overfly France in order to bomb Libya back in 1985, even though at the same time, France *was* sending troops to stop Moe Gaddafi's troublemaking in neighboring Chad.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (ujg0T)

585 The last time I looked for a watch for her the women's watches are now larger than the size of traditional men's watches, and men's watches are the size of a frigging hub cap.

Boomers have aging eyes. Millennials don't wear watches, do they? That's what the phone is for.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (39g3+)

586 Mel Gibson's dad is a certifiable nut.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (BXMxN)

587 9 The Vox writer eats soylent?

You mean Soylent Green exists already?!
Posted by: Delaforce at March 11, 2019 11:12 AM (EQqlG)


Judging by xis physique, I am guessing xe stocks up on Soylent Yellow crumbs, when they're on sale.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (di1hb)

588 While I totally agree that there should be no boots on the ground, I think giving their opposition a helping hand a la Nicaragua would be OK.

Then again, if we end up with another person like the porcine Ana Navarro, let me take that back..... :-)
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:52 PM (ujg0T)

Who did Nicaragua vote back in after all was said and done?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 12:58 PM (2DOZq)

589 Look, if the UN is coming, you need to be going. If you can. If it's not rifle fire or machetes, it's cholera.

And baby rape. Don't forget the underage prostitution rings.

Those blue helmets are like locusts, nothing but misery follows their arrival.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:58 PM (39g3+)

590 571 With the money that RDJ spent on that ugly watch, I could buy a binnacle.


Hah. Today's trivium: what is the superstitious origin of the binnacle?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (fuK7c)

It it that blister on the shaft of my wang?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:58 PM (bcbK8)

591 One man, one vote, one time.

-
That's rayciss!

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi and the Donk Stampede at March 11, 2019 12:59 PM (+y/Ru)

592 So.


Ewok Savings Time?

Posted by: mikeyG at March 11, 2019 12:59 PM (LL1Be)

593 574 ... clinton has actually apologized for it."

Which was one of the most disgusting acts in his long and disgusting life. Clinton KNEW - as everyone in this country who watched reports knew - what was about to happen in Rwanda. There were appeals for aid, calls - just a tiny bit of resolve and they wouldn't have gone on with it. But the anti-Tutsi leaders saw that there was no pushback from anyone, and so they felt free to launch a campaign of slaughter.

Clinton consciously made the decision that there was no political advantage to be gained from interfering, and he (and his administration) made the decision to make it appear that they didn't know what was happening. They also *Ahead Of Time* made the decision that if things got Really Bad, they could issue an Apology after the Fact to explain why they didn't do anything, and that would make it All Right.

I say this as literal Fact - Clinton and his team had already written the apology for doing nothing before the slaughter had even started.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 12:59 PM (Kpl3J)

594

One man, one vote, one time.


Only a citizen, preferably one who has lived for a while in the area, knows the language (which means no ballots in anything other than American English) and, hence, the issues.

But that would make sense, so I guess we can forget about it.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 12:59 PM (HaL55)

595 Boomers have aging eyes. Millennials don't wear watches, do they? That's what the phone is for.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (39g3+)


I stopped wearing watches years ago because I could always find a millennial with a phone.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 11, 2019 12:59 PM (kUmUV)

596 572 "Democrat Party has gone so far left, they're guaranteed to lose 2020." Paraphrase of what VDH wrote today, and lots of good folks seem to agree.

Don't get complacent! Our electorate is the _stupidest_ it has ever been in American history. They don't use reason or logic anymore, only their feelz. They get all their news from comedians, charlatans and perverts. They start from completely different premises than we do. They've been miseducated since the 1960s.

We point at the GND and laugh about unicorns; THEY think "Gee, I'd _love_ to ride a unicorn! Where do I sign up?"

That's what we're up against, morons.

Posted by: gp at March 11, 2019 12:53 PM (mk9aG)


^^This. All of it.

And don't forget the vote fraud.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2019 12:59 PM (xjiRE)

597 588 While I totally agree that there should be no boots on the ground, I think giving their opposition a helping hand a la Nicaragua would be OK.

Then again, if we end up with another person like the porcine Ana Navarro, let me take that back..... :-)
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 12:52 PM (ujg0T)

Who did Nicaragua vote back in after all was said and done?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 12:58 PM (2DOZq)



People voted in "New Democrats" (sic) after Bush the Elder. The Sandinistas claimed they were "Center-left" (sic) the next time around. It happens.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 01:00 PM (ujg0T)

598 I think the best way to look at Venezuela is similar to the way I look at my own life: a stark example of what NOT to do.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 11, 2019 01:00 PM (tVWQB)

599 Yeah, the Frogs do shit, and when it's purely in their interest and not some EU bullshit they sometimes get it right.
Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 12:51 PM (8erNz)

You don't get applause for putting gauze on the wound in your foot when you were the one who put the bullet through it in the first place.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Look, I frankly believe that the only functioning third world states were the beneficiaries of colonialism, and that France was one of the less productive of those colonial powers, but in the end France mostly shot THEMSELVES in the foot.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 01:00 PM (8erNz)

600 >>I'm listening...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (bcbK

Venezuelan bonds rallied nearly 40% in January. Buy Maduro's debt until his neck is *almost* in the noose...

...and then smirk.

Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 01:01 PM (Bdeb0)

601 So self chemical castration is a thing now? People actually pay money for that?
Posted by: simplemind


Fifth of whiskey every Friday night = whiskey dick

Afternoon all. Last day of vacation.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 11, 2019 01:01 PM (IxRYM)

602
Posted by: Tom Servo
re: Anatoly Kurmanaev

Tom Servo , do you have a link?

Posted by: mikeyG at March 11, 2019 01:01 PM (LL1Be)

603 Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 01:00 PM (ujg0T)

I'm saying specifically Daniel Ortega . That takes a special kind of stupid.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 11, 2019 01:01 PM (2DOZq)

604 So they blame our sanctions for the mess in VZ? (and NoKo, and Iran, and.... blech, whatever)

Fine, stipulate that this is true. I say: Good.

That's the whole damn point of sanctions on a rogue tyrrany. Destabilize the country until the acting regime collapses. It's either starving, or 'sploding, don't matter to me. Pick your poison.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 01:01 PM (AURKQ)

605 I don't worry so much about stupid people, they are the kind that tend to forget to vote (remember Obama Girl?). I'm worried about the ovewhelming tsunami of voter fraud that the president is doing absolutely nothing about preventing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (39g3+)

606 And continuing on that last thought - sometimes the only value such a thing can bring is to dissuade others from following the path you (or your country) has taken.

Venezuela won't ever be fixed. BUT maybe some people will take notice and refuse to let what happened to VZ happen to them.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (PFy0L)

607 OK, ingrates, I'm just going to tell you the story.

Sailors were superstitious and the discovery of magnetism to find magnetic north looked like withcraft, so captains had to hide the compass in a binnacle to keep the sailors from thinking they were bewitched.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (fuK7c)

608 All those millenials that say yes to socialism in polls are thinking social as in social media and how if we all get on the same page and in power, we can wipe out those yucky haters.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (+fPHo)

609 600 >>I'm listening...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (bcbK

Venezuelan bonds rallied nearly 40% in January. Buy Maduro's debt until his neck is *almost* in the noose...

...and then smirk.
Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 01:01 PM (Bdeb0)

That is gambling.

But then I play craps and the payoff there is just as risky.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK8)

610 My problem with the Frogs is they don't play with the team. For example, not letting us overfly France in order to bomb Libya back in 1985, even though at the same time, France *was* sending troops to stop Moe Gaddafi's troublemaking in neighboring Chad.

Whose memoir was it that discussed the Balkan intervention in the Clinton days where the French would immediately flee the conferences, fire up their cellphones and let the Serbs know where the bombs were going to fall that night?

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (8erNz)

611 >>We point at the GND and laugh about unicorns; THEY think "Gee, I'd _love_ to ride a unicorn! Where do I sign up?"

That's what we're up against, morons.
- - - -


This is how it always goes:

Left: We want X!
Right: We don;t because here's what will happen (lists consequences based on understanding of human nature, science, math, etc.))

Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (W+vEI)

612

If you pin down a young skull full of mush as Rush puts it on Venezuela,
they blame... the USA and sanctions. Seriously, no matter how you
point out that the sanctions were not harming oil trade or reducing
food, that they didnt take place until later, that they had no effect on
production in the country, its still the USA's fault. They're
impervious to fact and truth because otherwise they have to admit that
their precious fantasy system failed.


Just axe them, "OK, which sanctions would those be?" Hilarity would ensue.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (HaL55)

613 >>Sailors were superstitious and the discovery of magnetism to find magnetic north looked like withcraft, so captains had to hide the compass in a binnacle to keep the sailors from thinking they were bewitched. Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (fuK7c)

"Why does the skipper keep staring at that bollard?"

Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (Bdeb0)

614 One of the neat parts about mechanical watches like the Seiko 5 is that you appreciate how/why people who were traveling used to ask one another for the time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, search engine expert at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (xyung)

615 We sent an aid ship to Venezuela at one point.
I seem to remember that the "government" seized the supplies.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (LL1Be)

616 607 OK, ingrates, I'm just going to tell you the story.

Sailors were superstitious and the discovery of magnetism to find magnetic north looked like withcraft, so captains had to hide the compass in a binnacle to keep the sailors from thinking they were bewitched.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (fuK7c)

I like my blister wang story better but this is also informative.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (bcbK8)

617 Just axe them, "OK, which sanctions would those be?" Hilarity would ensue.

Its funny but in a sad way like watching your friend walk into a wall over and over thinking its a door. They just repeat "US sanctions" without context or reference.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (39g3+)

618 608 All those millenials that say yes to socialism in polls are thinking social as in social media and how if we all get on the same page and in power, we can wipe out those yucky haters.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (+fPHo)

They're thinking Sweden. Pro Tip: Sweden isn't socialist, it's a high-tax welfare state that allows private ownership of the means of production. Tell your average miseducated American 20-something what REAL socialism means and they just gawk at you.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (RD7QR)

619 People voted in "New Democrats" (sic) after Bush the Elder. The Sandinistas claimed they were "Center-left" (sic) the next time around. It happens.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 01:00 PM (ujg0T)

Daniel Ortega ran to the left, but rules from the right. Not very far right, but right enough that the old-line Sandinistas call him "Somoza Lite".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (nPGq2)

620 I like my blister wang story better but this is also informative.

If you like your blistered wang you can keep your blistered wang.

For a while anyway.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (fuK7c)

621 >>That is gambling. But then I play craps and the payoff there is just as risky. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK

At least you get the frisson of heartlessness by knowing that your chanced profit is created by thousands of illiterate, yelling, famished, fly-specked communists.

Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (Bdeb0)

622 Dudes we been nooded.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (8erNz)

623 I thought binnacles were those oysters that attached themselves to the bottom of a boat.

Odd that they'd put a compass in one. Seems inefficient.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (PFy0L)

624 Ugh:

This is how it always goes:

Left: We want X!
Right: We don;t because here's what will happen (lists consequences based on understanding of human nature, science, math, etc.)

Left: We're implementing it by any means necessary.

*the do it*

Left: Huh, that didn't work out as planned. NO ONE could have seen that happening! OK, I guess we need to DO MORE!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (W+vEI)

625 611 >>We point at the GND and laugh about unicorns; THEY think "Gee, I'd _love_ to ride a unicorn! Where do I sign up?"

That's what we're up against, morons.
- - - -


This is how it always goes:

Left: We want X!
Right: We don;t because here's what will happen (lists consequences based on understanding of human nature, science, math, etc.))
Posted by: Lizzy at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (W+vEI)

Yup. Logic only persuades the logical.

Our answer needs to be: 'We don't because of Y and Z and fuck you, assholes, you suck.'

It's worth a shot.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 01:06 PM (bcbK8)

626 Nood.....open.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 11, 2019 01:06 PM (ffYR/)

627 Whose memoir was it that discussed the Balkan intervention in the Clinton days where the French would immediately flee the conferences, fire up their cellphones and let the Serbs know where the bombs were going to fall that night?
Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (8erNz)



In fairness, when I saw how slanted USA policy of the time was against the Serbs and toward the Croats and Albanians, I was tempted to go out to my nearest freeway sound walls and spray-paint "US HANDS OFF KOSOVO" and "SERBIA IS NOT MY ENEMY", just to see if any of the leftist dupes around my parts would notice the wording.

Back in the day, the Commiecrat dupes around here used to do that, just replacing "EL SALVADOR" for "KOSOVO" and "NICARAGUA" for "SERBIA".

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 01:06 PM (ujg0T)

628 621 >>That is gambling. But then I play craps and the payoff there is just as risky. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK

At least you get the frisson of heartlessness by knowing that your chanced profit is created by thousands of illiterate, yelling, famished, fly-specked communists.
Posted by: Zod at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (Bdeb0)

It moved.

*goes to brokerage account*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 01:06 PM (bcbK8)

629 Look, I frankly believe that the only functioning third world states were the beneficiaries of colonialism, and that France was one of the less productive of those colonial powers, but in the end France mostly shot THEMSELVES in the foot.
Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 01:00 PM (8erNz)

The key was Cultural arrogance.

The English believed their culture was superior, and that the Wogs should become English, or as close as possible.

French believed that their culture was SO superior, that no one could ever become French, so they did not try to change the native populace.

Spain's issue was that Colonial rule was tied to closely to the crown, which kept breaking their own deals with those they sent to be Governors and Landowners. So those in power in the Colonies would exploit the populace and get rich while they had a chance.

Posted by: Don Quixote, dreaming the impossible dream at March 11, 2019 01:07 PM (NgKpN)

630 I like my blister wang story better but this is also informative.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM (bcbK

If Brianna Wu ever transitions back, she should change her name to Blister Wang.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 11, 2019 01:07 PM (AURKQ)

631 Just axe them, "OK, which sanctions would those be?" Hilarity would ensue.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 11, 2019 01:03 PM

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

I have a computer in the classroom where I teach. Whenever I hear something so obtuse I just point to it and say find the footnote for that statement. You have 5 minutes. Find it and that's 5 points. Don't find it and that's minus 5 points.

Few takers.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2019 01:07 PM (0tfLf)

632 re: Anatoly Kurmanaev
Tom Servo , do you have a link?

https://tinyurl.com/y3h87923

among other things, he's saying that what he's seeing is that all of the field electrical workers, who should be working frantically to restore the system, have been sent home "until further notice" because no on in the country anymore understands what's wrong or knows how to fix it.

the entire country of Venezuela gets between 50% - 70% of its power from one single hydroelectric source, the Guri Electric complex. If the generators there have gone down - perhaps blown out by severe electric feedback as the grid collapsed - then Caracas is doomed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 01:07 PM (Kpl3J)

633 Daniel Ortega ran to the left, but rules from the right. Not very far right, but right enough that the old-line Sandinistas call him "Somoza Lite".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 01:05 PM (nPGq2)



You know, that's A LOT like Bill Clinton, especially after the Great Congress GOP Victory of 1994. Clinton canned his leftist advisors like Cisneros, Shalala, Elders, put Hillary back in the kitchen making Cookies, and put in advisors like Robert Rubin. In the end, Billy Jeff signed off on welfare reform and capital gains tax cuts, fueling the dot com boom of the 1990s.

But Bill Clinton wasn't really all about the Marxism. Bill Clinton as all about - Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 01:09 PM (ujg0T)

634 There is a nood in the sky, it's called the nood. It may be stomped, but it may not.

Posted by: JEM at March 11, 2019 01:10 PM (8erNz)

635 606
And continuing on that last thought - sometimes the only value such a
thing can bring is to dissuade others from following the path you (or
your country) has taken.



Venezuela won't ever be fixed. BUT maybe some people will take notice and refuse to let what happened to VZ happen to them.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 11, 2019 01:02 PM (PFy0L)
And yet here in the USA we have Bernie, AOC, Kamala-Toe and their ilk racing to be the furthest left with a huge following.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 11, 2019 01:10 PM (jxbfJ)

636 Soylent is people.

Posted by: Charlton Heston at March 11, 2019 01:11 PM (RQFyv)

637 586
Mel Gibson's dad is a certifiable nut.

Posted by: steevy at March 11, 2019 12:57 PM (BXMxN)

Nobody gets to choose their parents.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2019 01:11 PM (CQ3Qb)

638 A nood open? What is the point? Why kill a good long thread here unless there really is a nood new topic?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 11, 2019 01:11 PM (ujg0T)

639 Some Florida asshole (R)epresentative proposing carbon tax in response to GND horseshit. Francis Rooney, I think.


These GOP muthafkrs would tax the air you breathe.


Ocasio-Cortez has moved the Overton Window for them. Now these Republishits are jumping through it.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 11, 2019 01:11 PM (LL1Be)

640 the entire country of Venezuela gets between 50% - 70% of its power from one single hydroelectric source, the Guri Electric complex. If the generators there have gone down - perhaps blown out by severe electric feedback as the grid collapsed - then Caracas is doomed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 11, 2019 01:07 PM (Kpl3J)

Here is where DJT could step up and tell Venezuela: "OK, here is the deal: we can dock a couple of our aircraft carriers in Caracas, and supply enough electrical power from the reactors to get most essential services up and running. All you have to do is shoot Maduro, and certain of his cronies."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 11, 2019 01:11 PM (nPGq2)

641 there are no illegal votes in any elections (except for those Russian influenced ones that allowed Trump to sneak in)

Posted by: we are visitors that work and vote at March 11, 2019 01:16 PM (1XtI9)

642 It's hilarious to watch the left hold up Omar as their new darling...when the Alt-"Right" also adores her for her JOOOOOOOOOOOO screeds. Prime entertainment.

Posted by: Saber Alter at March 11, 2019 02:15 PM (Yd+10)

643 Who dis? Perky and Tony Stark.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at March 11, 2019 03:00 PM (d3f0v)

644 The Democrats sailing into the storm without Lifeboats,Life Jackets and without a plan

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 11, 2019 04:10 PM (wGqjj)

645 Clearly the soylent isn't green enough.

Posted by: PG at March 11, 2019 06:45 PM (iqCkn)

646 Are those circuit breakers in your brassiere ma'am or are you just really excited ta meet me?

Posted by: Rlc at March 11, 2019 11:59 PM (2NpBf)

647 "It's a Wonderful Life." She played Vi, the loose woman.
=====================

If you're rich enough, they are ALL "Loose women"!

Posted by: Old Codger at March 12, 2019 06:47 PM (HvZln)

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