Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/22/20)

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The Saturday Night Joke

The Class Reunion

A widower and a widow attend their 60th class reunion, and a spark is rekindled. They have a lovely evening as a long ago spark is rekindled.

At the end of the night the widower asks "Dear lady, will you marry me?"

"Yes, yes I will!" she says enthusiastically.

The next morning the widower wakes up troubled. He can't quite remember if she said "Yes!" or "NO!"

Confused, he decides to call her to confirm what happened and he asks "Last night, did you say yes or no to marrying me?"

She replies "Oh I said yes! And I am so glad you called because I couldn't remember who asked me!"

H/T Hrothgar

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If you are a literal tree hugger. Be careful.

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Even Stand Under It When It Rains
SIGNE DEAN21 FEB 2020
In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with idyllic, deserted beaches.

On her first morning there, she went foraging for shells and corals in the white sand, but the holiday quickly took a turn for the worse.


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Great news for you beer drinking Morons.

A DAILY tipple nearly doubles a man’s hope of hitting 90, a study says.

Those on half a pint of beer a day are 81 per cent more likely than teetotallers to reach a tenth decade.

Women who drink similar amounts increase by a third their chance of reaching that landmark.

Even blokes who consumed three nips of whisky or two pints daily — double the recommended NHS maximum — are two-thirds more likely to live to that ripe age when compared to abstainers.


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The world was saddened recently when Rush's drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart, passed away from brain cancer. What a fantastic and touching tribute. H/T Legally Sufficient


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Now that's a boat!!! And quite the Skipper. H/T Hrothgar

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Is he guilty of Valu-Rite lunch or Keto Diet?

A former American Airlines pilot says that a popular Keto diet is to blame for his “unfair” termination after he was unable to pass a breathalyzer test.

Andre Riley maintains his innocence, claiming that he “wasn’t drinking” but that a change in diet was responsible for the allegedly false negative. He had been with the airline since 2012 and was fired last year after the test was administered following a Las Vegas-to-Charlotte flight.

“I don’t want to be punished and take consequences for something that I didn’t do. That’s like admitting to a crime or going to jail even though I didn’t do it,” he said in an interview with Fox 13.

He is fighting the Department of Transportation and American Airlines, demanding his job back, but it may take a whole lot of time and effort.

“Once they forward it to the Department of Transportation you’re basically banned from being a flight attendant,” he said.


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I guess I wish I would have seen this article before my daughter was married this summer. The importance of dancing like an idiot.

One of the strangest but also most intriguing and redemptive things that humans get up to, in almost any culture one cares to study, is occasionally to gather in large groups, bathe in the rhythmic sounds of drums and flutes, organs and guitars, chants and cries, and move their arms and legs about in complicated and frenzied ways, losing themselves in the bewilderment of a dance. Dancing has a claim to be considered among the most essential and salutary activities we ever partake in. Not for nothing did Nietzsche, a painfully inhibited figure in day to day life, declare ‘I would believe only in a God who could dance’ (a comment that stands beside his equally apodictic pronouncement: ‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’

But dancing is at the same time an activity that many of us, arguably those of us who might most need to do it, are powerfully inclined to resist and deep down to fear. We stand on the side of the dance floor appalled at the possibility of being called to join in, we attempt to make our excuses the moment the music begins, we take pains that no one will ever, ever see our hips unite with a beat.


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MATERIAL WORLD - Why the Restoration Hardware Catalog Won’t Die - The surprising persistence of the mail-order business


When you enter the RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) megastore in New York City’s Meatpacking District, you might think it’s a place to buy furniture. Technically it is, with tens of thousands of square feet filled with dining-room sets and king-size beds and couches, upholstered in shades of gray and beige and beiger, and accessorized with plush rugs and metal-armed lamps. Or maybe you’ll mistake it for a hotel lobby, with its high ceilings, ample seating, and smiling concierge.

When you enter the RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) megastore in New York City’s Meatpacking District, you might think it’s a place to buy furniture. Technically it is, with tens of thousands of square feet filled with dining-room sets and king-size beds and couches, upholstered in shades of gray and beige and beiger, and accessorized with plush rugs and metal-armed lamps. Or maybe you’ll mistake it for a hotel lobby, with its high ceilings, ample seating, and smiling concierge.

But on either side of the store’s broad central path, you’ll see its true spiritual, if not practical, purpose: as a temple to the high-end furniture chain’s infamous “source books.” On twin circular tables large enough for an extended family’s Thanksgiving dinner (yours for $7,995 each), eight different editions sit in neat stacks and offer inspiration tailored to ski chalets, beach getaways, or nurseries for rich babies, depending on the tome. Bathed in golden light from enormous $12,000 chandeliers, the gods of direct-mail marketing beckon enticingly from their “carbonized split bamboo” altars.

The biggest of RH’s 2019 catalogs was 730 glossy pages—from a few feet away, you might think it’s the September issue of Vogue. The company would not reveal how much it spends on the lavish compendiums, but in 2012, an industry expert estimated that they would require a multimillion-dollar budget, with each individual book costing as much as $3 to print and ship—a figure that doesn’t include the tab for photography or page design. RH’s catalogs, and its price points, were similar to Pottery Barn’s and Crate & Barrel’s until the late aughts, when the source books and opulently appointed stores began to be introduced. Both are part of what longtime Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman has described as a strategy to project abundance and turn the heads of wealthy customers; apparently, it’s worked. In 2001, the company was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. While there have been bumps along the way, RH’s sales since then have increased dramatically, and in December its stock price hit an all-time high.

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Do you like to sing along to music? Don't always know the lyrics? Spotify is about to change that.

Spotify is finally giving you the tools to sing along without embarrassing yourself — or mumbling while you pretend you know the lyrics.

The streaming service is in the process of rolling out a new feature that displays the lyrics of a song as it plays, sort of like karaoke but without the drowned out vocals. There’s one catch, though: it appears that so far the functionality is only available to a limited number of users, according to AndroidPolice.


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Midwesterners.................



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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 22 Feb 1989
A category for Heavy Metal was included at the Grammy Awards for the first time. Metallica performed on stage, but the award went to Jethro Tull. Many audience members booed. Meanwhile, Bobby McFerrin won Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for 'Don't Worry, Be Happy', Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist and Tina Turner won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for 'Tina Live in Europe'. via thisdayinmusic.com

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On this day: 22 Feb 2016
American country music singer and songwriter Sonny James, best known for his 1957 hit, 'Young Love' died in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 87. Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, James had 72 country and pop chart hits from 1953 to 1983, including 23 No.1 Country hits. via thisdayincountry


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If he thought he was sober I would hate to see him when he's drunk. Our celebrating Genius Award Winner.

FEBRUARY 21--An Arizona man arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle from a Kawasaki dealership told police he was “celebrating 4 months of sobriety and decided he wanted” a chopper, according to court records.

Investigators say that Jackson Hanley, 29, was actually intoxicated when he walked into a Mesa dealership earlier this month and “grabbed a Kawasaki motorcycle and began pushing it down the street.”

Hanley, who rode his bicycle to Kelly’s Kawasaki, had his theft bid thwarted when a customer alerted an employee that a crime was in progress. Police were then summoned and Hanley was located about a mile away. “The defendant,” a cop noted, was found “resting on a fence with the bike slightly tipped over but still upright.”


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Comments

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1 And now for something completely different...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

2 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (JFzNN)

3 Hot blooded

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

4 Nice

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (tT0V4)

5 ...a man with three buttocks!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

6 Check it and see

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

7 I've got a fever of 103 (point seven.)

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (HuH1F)

8 I'll tell you what won't happen.


Bloomberg funding Bernie in a GE.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (45Em2)

9 {{{{{Horde}}}}}

So......barky is endorsing fauxhontas?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (/UQ/R)

10
Breathes there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my
OVERNIGHT THREAD YAAAAY
?

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (Isn+8)

11 Hiya, I can be packed & ready in half an hour!

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (xUVVX)

12 Been listening to a lot of Rush on youtube recently.


I forgot how good a drummer Peart was.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:03 PM (tT0V4)

13 11 Hiya, I can be packed & ready in half an hour!
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (xUVVX)


Where we going?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

14 I got yer midwest nice...

Posted by: A lotta nerve at February 22, 2020 10:04 PM (JdcHc)

15 Evening all.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (Y4EXg)

16 My daughter-in-law is a Nevada delegate for Bernie.

I am so proud.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (xUVVX)

17 Evening Tony

Posted by: wing at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (JFzNN)

18 The convention is gonna be LIT!!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (tT0V4)

19 I will fetch the others.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (Ewo9R)

20 category for Heavy Metal was included at the Grammy Awards for the first time. Metallica performed on stage, but the award went to Jethro Tull.

You suck.

Posted by: Cannibal Corpse at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

21 [I was going to sock Slayer, but even Slayer admit that 1989 wasn't their year either]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

22 Lmao


Jethro ain't metal.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 10:07 PM (45Em2)

23 Love that photo/poster up top, Mis Hum. And the tune behind it.

One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? All is not lost!

Pray for our President and valiant warriors.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (WFcrO)

24 ONT Hot 25?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (7WaWV)

25 Chris Mathews shares his thoughts on tonight.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/359166/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (tT0V4)

26 Wow. More comment than you can shake a flamennwerfer at.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (XVuno)

27 A pleasant evening to all Hordemates.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (TGayj)

28 "One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? "

Honestly?


It's kinda expected.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (tT0V4)

29 Or content.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (XVuno)

30 LS......you get the best stuff!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 10:10 PM (/UQ/R)

31 Yeah, content.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:10 PM (XVuno)

32 Hopefully that was a joke I missed.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 10:10 PM (45Em2)

33 A widower and a widow attend their 60th class reunion

That's not funny!

Wait... what's not funny?



My 50th HS reunion coming up this year. Those of us who are left. Kinda hate to think about going. Probably gonna be a bunch old folks. Except Steve. He never ages. A little gray at the temples, at the 40th, but otherwise looked just like he did in HS. (Don't want to see the portrait in the attic!)

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (Isn+8)

34 Let that fire burn down a little bit, and then I will go get the marshmallows.


Everyone have their stick?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (sy5kK)

35 Nobody played metal flute like Ian Anderson.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (XVuno)

36 I'm trying to remember if Fields Of The Nephilim has anything good in 1988. but they're probably not metal.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (ykYG2)

37 Pro tip:

If you curse at an automated call screener long enough and violently enough, it puts you through to a real person that actually can help you with your complex problem!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)

38 funny joke

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (G546f)

39 " Nobody played metal flute like Ian Anderson."

Hey, I can pla.....


Oh, metal flute.


Never mind

Posted by: Mayor Pete at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (tT0V4)

40 When I was young, that boat pulling the giant tube and flipping everyone out would have been something I would have done and thought hilarious. Of course, even when I was younger, I would have known to tow out past the breakers at a snail's pace.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (MmFTx)

41 37 Pro tip:

If you curse at an automated call screener long enough and violently enough, it puts you through to a real person that actually can help you with your complex problem!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)


I learned something new.
I get to go home now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

42 That was a funny joke, MisHum.
I can relate. I am always thinking about the hereafter. Every time I walk into a room, I think, "What am I here after?"

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (xUVVX)

43 My new favorite phrase is "We got pheasant for days".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

44 I'm visiting the Bay Area right now. I'm staying on the south side, but took a drive up to visit the USS Hornet Museum today. Gorgeous ship. Big, but it still felt a bit cramped with the narrow halls and "stairs", which were more like ladders with thin hand-rails.
On another note, I'm pleased to report that I never had to ask for a straw. ^_^

Posted by: junior at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (eo+0+)

45 7 I've got a fever of 103 (point seven.)
Posted by: Charles the Simple

that's not good

you take an anti pyretic for it?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (G546f)

46 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (X7cnY)

47 16 My daughter-in-law is a Nevada delegate for Bernie.

I am so proud.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (xUVVX)


As proud as Spielberg when his daughter told the world last week that she is doing pron?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

48 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (LaaND)

49 As said many times before


Election 2020:

[ ] Socialism

[ ] Not Socialism


Pick only one.

(we need tee shirts)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (tT0V4)

50 Love that Midwestern Nice. What a scream!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (WFcrO)

51 A DAILY tipple nearly doubles a man’s hope of hitting 90, a study says.

They've managed to prove once again sick people, who are less likely to make it to 90, don't drink very much.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (wGeit)

52 Spotify is finally giving you the tools to sing along without embarrassing yourself -- or mumbling while you pretend you know the lyrics.

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Shazam already scrolls lyrics as you listen.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (XVuno)

53 7 I've got a fever of 103 (point seven.)
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (HuH1F)


Did you go to either China, or a Foreigner concert recently?


And, did you get a t-shirt?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (sy5kK)

54 37 Pro tip:
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)

Or, you could patiently say "Customer Service Representative" at each prompt.

Keeps your blood pressure down to a manageable level.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (xUVVX)

55 Politician: "Don't tell my mom what I do. She thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (Ewo9R)

56 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

Always glad to help, boss!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

57 Top 60? Hey, y'all!

Posted by: Boomer Redneque. Deplorable. Bitter. Clinging. MAGAbilly. Trump 2020! Because FUCK YOU again at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (KXHve)

58 Run away with who, exactly? And where?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

59 "As proud as Spielberg when his daughter told the world last week that she is doing pron? "

She's only doing Solo Sex.

Lot's of folk do that.
Even without a camera watching.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (tT0V4)

60 I've got a fever of 103
Posted by: Charles the Simple 


Hot blooded?

Posted by: Foreigner at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (45Em2)

61 As proud as Spielberg when his daughter told the world last week that she is doing pron?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

I think Spielberg has more to crow about. He might get more than one grandchild out of the deal.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (xUVVX)

62 My 50th HS reunion coming up this year. Those of us who are left. Kinda hate to think about going. Probably gonna be a bunch old folks. Except Steve. He never ages. A little gray at the temples, at the 40th, but otherwise looked just like he did in HS. (Don't want to see the portrait in the attic!)
Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (Isn+


Facebook has taken much of the fun out of reunions. I know how everyone has aged from high school. I know what they do (or did) for a living, whether or not they had children...

The reunion seems kind of pointless.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (wGeit)

63 28 "One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? "

Honestly?


It's kinda expected.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (tT0V4)


Until you do, they won't let you leave.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (sy5kK)

64 Every time I walk into a room, I think, "What am I here after?"


Walking out of the room and walking back in is the IT unplug/plug back in for your brain.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (MmFTx)

65 I've got a fever of 103
Posted by: Charles the Simple


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Do you do more than dance?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (XVuno)

66 > My new favorite phrase is "We got pheasant for days".

Ah, but can you say "Pheasant pluckers pluck pheasants" five times, really fast?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (Ewo9R)

67 63 28 "One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? "

Honestly?


It's kinda expected.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (tT0V4)


Until you do, they won't let you leave.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (sy5kK)


Watch out Virginia.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

68 Keeps your blood pressure down to a manageable level.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (xUVVX)

My way is far more cathartic!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (BiNEL)

69 Hey wing, Teresa.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (Y4EXg)

70 foreigner blows the chunks all other bands already blew.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

71 {{{{WDS!!!!}}}}

How you doing, girl? Thanks for the compliment. I'm darn lucky to come across neat stuff. And I like to share!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (WFcrO)

72 Watch out Virginia.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)


Who's Virginia?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

73 Dude probably isn't lying.

You can use a cheap breathalyzer to check whether or not you are in ketosis.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (MMC4G)

74 The Safety Dance is still my favorite silly group dance. It was a hit when I was a freshman in college and I have never outgrown it.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (oW/8k)

75 So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (tT0V4)

76 Vtmom- Is that medicalese for Elijah Craig? If so, the answer's yes.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (HuH1F)

77 75 So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (tT0V4)

-------

In France, a Nev-air Bear-nyay

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (XVuno)

78 So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (tT0V4)

The thrill up his leg is gone.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (xUVVX)

79 54 37 Pro tip:
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)

Or, you could patiently say "Customer Service Representative" at each prompt.

Keeps your blood pressure down to a manageable level.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (xUVVX)


Used to be some kind of web startup that would call the company you want to reach for you, and then navigate the phone tree until they reached a human, at which point they would call you. I have no idea if they're still around.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (wGeit)

80 Ok horde, for ONE DAY ONLY! I will be a dim for the Washington primary. Really want to stick them with Bernie, but open to suggestions.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (2ygtH)

81 I've somehow become the angel of death for my HS class. Classmates let me know of fellow passings and I have a monster email list I push the announcement out.

We've had three deaths in the last month.

We have grown old.

Is there some statistical evidence that if you make it to your late 60s there is a dropoff in death rate until late 70s/early 80s?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (Y4EXg)

82 70 foreigner blows the chunks all other bands already blew.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

^^^^THIS^^^^

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

83 76 Vtmom- Is that medicalese for Elijah Craig? If so, the answer's yes.
Posted by: Charles the Simple

No, bourbon would be an antiseptic

I meant an aspirin or similar
is it the flu?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (G546f)

84 Run away with who, exactly? And where?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)
* * * *

Does it matter? Okay, okay.... just imagine the best possible possibility. How's that?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (WFcrO)

85 Some rat in the swamp

Biden.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (u82oZ)

86 ...we take pains that no one will ever, ever see our hips unite with a beat.

Um, well, no, you see that hips not uniting with a beat thing is not overcome because I get up and gyrate.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (Isn+8)

87 72 Watch out Virginia.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

Who's Virginia?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (t+qrx)


a young-to-middle aged Elizabeth Taylor.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (sy5kK)

88
A DAILY tipple...

Somehow I read that as doing doubles every day triples the chance of a man hitting 90. I'm thinking does this apply to drinking or golf?
Or both!?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (TGayj)

89 Is there some statistical evidence that if you make it to your late 60s there is a dropoff in death rate until late 70s/early 80s?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (Y4EXg)


I have heard once you reach your 80s there's a 50/50 chance you won't make it to your next birthday. So roughly one in a thousand will make it to ninety.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (wGeit)

90 Left coast dawg= "I went to Wuhan and all I got is this lousy coronavirus."

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (HuH1F)

91
Folks being towed hitting wave - could watch that over and over. Just perfect.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (Isn+8)

92 I am a male Person of Pallor.


I dance like a male Person of Pallor.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (tT0V4)

93 I'm not afraid of looking like an idiot in public - I know I will

I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (G546f)

94 thanks, mishum.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (KP5rU)

95 How much money will Bloomberg spend until he gives up?

I'm sure tired of his non-stop commercials.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (xUVVX)

96 84 Run away with who, exactly? And where?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)
* * * *

Does it matter? Okay, okay.... just imagine the best possible possibility. How's that?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (WFcrO)

Oh it definitely matters.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

97 Does the telephone etiquette carry over to texts? My friend sent me pictures of a politician who looks similar to Nancy Pelosi, so i asked her why she texted me photos of that horrid woman.

Turns out it was Nita Lowey, a dem from New York who was politicking in Laredo, Tx. Why the hell is she in Laredo? Why is she pressing flesh and kissing babies there? And why did my dumbass friend grab her for a picture?

I'm genuinely dumbfounded.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (mFoNl)

98 I read that as a daily Throuple.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tT0V4)

99 The reunion seems kind of pointless.
Posted by: Ace's liver

---

Oh, not at all! Don't you just love being in a small group watching your classmates, with their spouses at their sides, nervously wondering if the gal standing next to them is gonna accidentally rat them out concerning some sketchy behavior back in the early 70s?

I live for that!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (Y4EXg)

100 Dance like an idiot at MoMe's? Hot damm. Do not bring the good booze as I will scarf it before commencing to get down.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tAuzy)

101 I think I'll celebrate my sobriety by heading over to the Subaru dealership. *hic*

Posted by: Wine Mom at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (EgshT)

102 If the enemy nominee is Bloomberg, I hope Trump says (at one point) "Don't get short with me."

It's funny because I've been drinking too much.

Love you all, seriously, but not dangerously. Still very serious.

See you tomorrow, maybe.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (l9m7l)

103 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (TdMsT)

104 As soon as the MSM realizes that Sanders' nomination is inevitable, they will stop pouring sewage on his head, & pronounce him the greatest statesman, & savior of the nation, since Abraham Lincoln.

Just watch. He's about to get an MSM 180-degree makeover.

Posted by: mnw at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (Cssks)

105 And vmom- yes I took aspiring and I'm currently down to 102.4. Lauren the Gentle had this last night, whatever it is, and she's pretty good today. I hope I am tomorrow.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (HuH1F)

106 Oh, not at all! Don't you just love being in a small group watching your classmates, with their spouses at their sides, nervously wondering if the gal standing next to them is gonna accidentally rat them out concerning some sketchy behavior back in the early 70s?

I live for that!
Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (Y4EXg)

Haven't been to a single class reunion.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

107 90 Left coast dawg= "I went to Wuhan and all I got is this lousy coronavirus."
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (HuH1F)


CtS, that makes you a trend setter!

One step away from an authentic internet Influencer!

Can you smell the big bucks around the corner?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (sy5kK)

108 80 Ok horde, for ONE DAY ONLY! I will be a dim for the Washington primary. Really want to stick them with Bernie, but open to suggestions.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (2ygtH)

Mail ballot last day. If Bernie is close or over to clinching a majority, vote next closest. If he's not, vote Bernie.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (1CjJc)

109 I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.

So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)

110 Hi Ladyl!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

111 Howdy all. I'm excited as I have two days off in a row, seldom happens. Hope AOP has a safe drive home.
And hey there WDS hope all is going well for your Colorado Mo mee. Can't make it this year but maybe when I retire.
Has anyone heard from slap lately? I emailed him yesterday but no response.

Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (y5qNj)

112 Ladyl!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (Y4EXg)

113 Hi LadyL, Hi Insom.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (l9m7l)

114 12 Been listening to a lot of Rush on youtube recently.


I forgot how good a drummer Peart was.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



I've been going over my Rush collection and listening them. Alex Lifeson has always been underrated as a guitarist. "Time Stand Still" is a beautiful song.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (O62M1)

115 95 How much money will Bloomberg spend until he gives up?

I'm sure tired of his non-stop commercials.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (xUVVX)


I think the idea is he wins if he can keep someone else from running away with it and get to a brokered convention. Money talks in those back rooms.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (wGeit)

116 Turns out it was Nita Lowey, a dem from New York who was politicking in Laredo, Tx. Why the hell is she in Laredo? Why is she pressing flesh and kissing babies there? And why did my dumbass friend grab her for a picture?

I'm genuinely dumbfounded.
Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (mFoNl)
* * * *

Great questions. Why the holy hell would anyone go to Laredo? Been there, did that. Somehow survived.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (WFcrO)

117 NaCly Dog

Also a good choice, I just think the old commie and his tarded followers would be comedy gold.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (2ygtH)

118 Haven't been to a single class reunion.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

Me either, the people I wanted to keep in contact with, I have, the rest I don't care.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

120 So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)


Anywhere you happen to be is a fallout shelter, if you carry around one of those Civil Defense signs. That's my philosophy. Says so right there on the sign.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

121
Turns out it was Nita Lowey, a dem from New York who was politicking in Laredo, Tx. Why the hell is she in Laredo? Why is she pressing flesh and kissing babies there?

Posted by: Moki

=======

I can't speak for your dumbass friend, but that's mildly interesting. Nita Lowey is the Rep that Chelsea Clinton would hypothetically replace.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (G51Gf)

122 How much money will Bloomberg spend until he gives up?



I'm sure tired of his non-stop commercials.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (xUVVX)


I have not yet begun to Jeb!

Posted by: Lil' Mikey at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (2N7oZ)

123 100 Dance like an idiot at MoMe's? Hot damm. Do not bring the good booze as I will scarf it before commencing to get down.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tAuzy)



Whadda mean, Valu-Rite isn't top shelf liquor?

Posted by: every Moron at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (sy5kK)

124 " I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.

So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in."

It's not a crowd

And it's not some sort of political rally.

It's an evening with friends.

And the room has corners.

With chairs.

And potted ferns to hide behind.

No need for fear.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (tT0V4)

125 Hi TonyPete!

Insom!

Beckoning Chasm!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (TdMsT)

126 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/vu8lawa

https://tinyurl.com/ruo5mgz

https://tinyurl.com/v4rz84z

https://tinyurl.com/rwpc7bs

https://tinyurl.com/wg8hlmq

https://tinyurl.com/rxzjyve

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (qAR6u)

127 119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)


My 30th took place in the gym. For that they charged $150. Eh... no.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (wGeit)

128 When it comes to booze there are no standards after the 3rd glass.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (tAuzy)

129 Docking the cruise liner: bow thrusters.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (SqnIg)

130 I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.

Come to the Texas one in Oct., you'll have 600 acres to accommodate your fears
until you realize that Morons don't bite or judge.

Posted by: Panhandler at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (S/rwf)

131
I can't speak for your dumbass friend, but that's mildly interesting. Nita Lowey is the Rep that Chelsea Clinton would hypothetically replace.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


That is interesting. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (mFoNl)

132 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (l9m7l)

Hey BC!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

133 feel better, Charles the Simple

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (G546f)

134 Dance like an idiot at MoMe's? Hot damm. Do not bring the good booze as I will scarf it before commencing to get down.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tAuzy)


NZ Frank can teach male Morons how to do the haka (Maori war dance). Here's a video of ANZAC soldiers, sailors, and airmen performing the haka at the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres:

https://tinyurl.com/r9vkzod

It would be one way to put the fear of God in Blackface Northam.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (pPNCa)

135 Hi LadyL!

VIA - it's not really crowds. It's not really friends. It's not about levels of comfort.

It's me.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (l9m7l)

136
So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

=======

Bigly. And Matt Taibbi is a Never-Chrisser.

There really isn't enough popcorn for this hot Establishment-on-Socialist action on the Dem side.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (G51Gf)

137 The reunion seems kind of pointless.
Posted by: Ace's liver


Well, I don't do social media, and I don't have any contact with folks between reunions, so it's always a surprise for me. (Have to cross back over an otherwise heavily burnt bridge just to do that, but I do.)

Plus, there's good booze. My classmates have had that right. At least, there was in the past. Maybe this year it will all be Boost and Geritol and Metamucil. (Searches for hip flask, just to be on the safe side.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (Isn+8)

138 119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

Right? I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the people from my high school I'd have any interest in finding out about. The rest, meh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

139 135 Hi LadyL!

VIA - it's not really crowds. It's not really friends. It's not about levels of comfort.

It's me.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

---

BC, just imagine us all with no pants on.


Wait a minute, bad example.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (Y4EXg)

140 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (XzT/D)

141 " It's not about levels of comfort.

It's me. "

If there is anything we can do to help, let us know.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (tT0V4)

142 Hey Insomniac! How about one of those awkward male hugs!

--Hug--

Then we step back and talk about man things! Like, um those sports things!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

143 feel better, Charles the Simple
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (G546f)
* * * *

Ditto!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (WFcrO)

144 Will there be music at the NoVamome?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (QzF6i)

145 No need for fear.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (tT0V4)


VIA--you have no idea how kind the folks are at the Momes. And if you have an anxiety issue, someone will stay by your side to make sure you are doing okay and having a nice time.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

146 Phillip Haney didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (oVJmc)

147 Hey Insomniac! How about one of those awkward male hugs!

--Hug--

Then we step back and talk about man things! Like, um those sports things!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

----------

Take it outside, boys.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (XVuno)

148 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (PkVlr)

149
I can't speak for your dumbass friend, but that's mildly interesting. Nita Lowey is the Rep that Chelsea Clinton would hypothetically replace.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (G51Gf)

sitting far away from New York, I thought that Chelsea was just going to be ordained one of the two Dem Senators, Gillibrand or Schumer, when one retired.

Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (sy5kK)

150 People don't run away unless they got some place to go.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (xUVVX)

151 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.
Posted by: nurse ratched

---

Alright, I'm game but who leads?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (Y4EXg)

152 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (PkVlr)

-------

I'll wear my steel-toed boots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (XVuno)

153 144 Will there be music at the NoVamome?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) a

We can ask bluebell and weasel to sing, but remember he shoots and she shivs.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (mFoNl)

154 142 Hey Insomniac! How about one of those awkward male hugs!

--Hug--

Then we step back and talk about man things! Like, um those sports things!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

Uh, yeah, so how 'bout that, uh, sportsball team?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

155 Docking the cruise liner: bow thrusters.

Meh. I just order French and Goldberg to man the oars. Ahoy!

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (EgshT)

156 Keeping people's ages in perspective is tricky.
One of my mom's docs in her last illness was a guy I hadn't seen since Jr. High.
Couldn't shake the visual of her being cared for by a 14 yr.old in chinos and a Madras shirt.

Then, I realized if I was old enough to be a grandmother, he was old enough to be a pulmonologist.

Posted by: Sal at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (bo8pf)

157
I read that as a daily Throuple.





Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tT0V4)


Daily? Even Secretariat got time off.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (5v5Zx)

158 It's only a hug. Dont judge, besides it only gay if you push back.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (tAuzy)

159 Walking out of the room and walking back in is the IT unplug/plug back in for your brain.
Posted by: no good deed


In that vein (graphic c/o PoliNation blog):
https://polination.files.wordpress.com/
2020/02/2020-reboot.jpg

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (Isn+8)

160 We can ask bluebell and weasel to sing, but remember he shoots and she shivs.
++++++I don't think you can dance to that.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (QzF6i)

161 138 119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

Right? I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the people from my high school I'd have any interest in finding out about. The rest, meh.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)


I went to my 10th high as a kite that was fun
Told a bunch of people to KMA

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (aA3+G)

162 @141 - thank you, VIA, it's hard to explain. Especially after some beers. And--

Sorry, too many beers, maybe at some point, I can try to explain--

But yea, lots of beers, too many infact.

Again, thank you.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (l9m7l)

163 Insom--can I have dance number 26?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

164 I think you might have to do a B.A. Baracus to get BC to a MoMe.

Somebody just jam a needle of sedative in him and let him wake up 6 hours later at the MoMe.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (MMC4G)

165 Plus, there's good booze. My classmates have had that right. At least, there was in the past. Maybe this year it will all be Boost and Geritol and Metamucil. (Searches for hip flask, just to be on the safe side.)
Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (Isn+


I can just picture myself standing against the wall, eating to much food, not asking anyone to dance, and thinking "I've grown old without growing up."

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (wGeit)

166 LS....doing fine, thank you for asking and thank you for sharing. Hope you are well

Farmer.....Harry Reid

Hope all is going well for you! Last time I talked to Slap was three weeks ago

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (/UQ/R)

167
sitting far away from New York, I thought that Chelsea was just going to be ordained one of the two Dem Senators, Gillibrand or Schumer, when one retired.

Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

=======

It probably depends on which seat is vacated first, or who starts looking vulnerable.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (G51Gf)

168 128 When it comes to booze there are no standards after the 3rd glass.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (tAuzy)


But MoMe's start on the 4th glass.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (sy5kK)

169 Walking out of the room and walking back in is the IT unplug/plug back in for your brain.
Posted by: no good deed

In that vein (graphic c/o PoliNation blog):
https://polination.files.wordpress.com/
2020/02/2020-reboot.jpg
Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (Isn+
* * * *

LOL

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (WFcrO)

170 When you go to high school reunions, do you check out who looks older than you?

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (xUVVX)

171 Hey everybody!

I was out playing poker last night. I think Mike Bloomberg was seated at my no-limit hold'em table.

Why do I think that? Because this short guy, no matter what hand he got or what position he was in, would always do the same thing: grab his chips and say "I raise 1 meeeeelion dollars!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

172 148 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (PkVlr)

Ain't I, though?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (NWiLs)

173 " but remember he shoots and she shivs."

The only time I really remembered music was during the trampoline jump.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (tT0V4)

174 Nicole Wallace, LOLGFY

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (o1fzk)

175 Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

=======

It probably depends on which seat is vacated first, or who starts looking vulnerable.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (G51Gf)


Hellooooooo.

Posted by: AOC at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (wGeit)

176 Winnowed:

Into the Spiderverse was much more clever and fun than I expected from an extra-nerdy animated movie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (LxTcq)

177 170
When you go to high school reunions, do you check out who looks older than you?

====Absolutely!

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (QzF6i)

178 Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

=======

It probably depends on which seat is vacated first, or who starts looking vulnerable.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (G51Gf)


so, Chuck Schumer's seat, then.

Chuck has been crying and has a sad look in his face for a while now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (sy5kK)

179 163 Insom--can I have dance number 26?
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

Looks like I'm gonna need a bigger dance card. More like a scroll...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

180 163
Insom--can I have dance number 26?

Posted by: Ladyl

Just don't let them work up a number 6 dance on ya.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (2ygtH)

181 MisHum, thanks for the ONT.

You've played hold'em poker right? Do you have any nice casinos up in your area of Wisconsin?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

182 We can ask bluebell and weasel to sing, but remember he shoots and she shivs.
Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (mFoNl)
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If I start to sing everyone will want to shiv me.

Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (/669Q)

183 A MoMe is just the blog in real person to person time.

it is the best group of people you will ever meet.

NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)

184 183 A MoMe is just the blog in real person to person time.

it is the best group of people you will ever meet.

NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)


Ben Had!!!

Dahlin!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

185 so, Chuck Schumer's seat, then.

Chuck has been crying and has a sad look in his face for a while now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (sy5kK)

---------

I'm worried. These are often signs of an impending suicide.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (XVuno)

186 "Dance like there's no one watching.
Because they aren't.
They're looking at their cells."
-frequently cited wisdom at BluebirdOfBitterness.com

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (Isn+8)

187 183 A MoMe is just the blog in real person to person time.

it is the best group of people you will ever meet.

NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)

Everyone has a lot of pun.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (1CjJc)

188
The only time I really remembered music was during the trampoline jump.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Lol! I missed the trampoline, Mr. Moki has paid enough medical bills this year.

How is the move going?

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (mFoNl)

189 Right? I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the people from my high school I'd have any interest in finding out about. The rest, meh.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

I went to my 10th high as a kite that was fun
Told a bunch of people to KMA
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *

I may go next year just so I can laugh at anyone who appears to take themselves seriously. Haven't made one yet so we will see.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (WFcrO)

190 170
When you go to high school reunions, do you check out who looks older than you?

Posted by: ALH



I find I'm checking out the underside of the table I WAS sitting at.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (2ygtH)

191 Arkancide will get Chelsea her seat. They've got it down to a science.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (xUVVX)

192 3rd,4th 28th, no one should care. I am a fan of the Bacchus school of thought that booze can bring you closer to the Big Guy. Or the hot chick you would not normally talk to. Tomato, tomato.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (tAuzy)

193 If I start to sing everyone will want to shiv me.
Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (/669Q)

Don't know "everyone will want to shiv me." Can you hum a few bars?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (NWiLs)

194 Dance like there's no one watching.

Amy Klobuchar tried that once.
Tragically, nine people went blind that evening.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (L2ZTs)

195
If I start to sing everyone will want to shiv me.
Posted by: bluebell


Hey gorgeous!!!! How are you???

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (mFoNl)

196 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (XzT/D)


Let me know when ZOD PROLETARIAT gets here...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (7s3Gx)

197 I can just picture myself standing against the wall, eating to much food, not asking anyone to dance, and thinking "I've grown old without growing up."
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (wGeit)


One of my favorite lines, from a journeyman MLB reliever, was "You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever!"

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (sy5kK)

198 Ben ,sure can we wrassle to see who leads?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (tAuzy)

199 196 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (XzT/D)

Let me know when ZOD PROLETARIAT gets here...
Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (7s3Gx)

Soon he must face his mortal enemy: ZOD METRIC

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (NWiLs)

200 Happy Saturday, Horde! Teresa in Ft. Worth, how is your Mom doing? I am way too self-conscious to dance much, I need to be quite inebriated to make a fool of myself. Late at night, when hubby has retired, I'll crank up the tunes and "dancersize".

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (a4EWo)

201 Just watched the concluding episode of "Better Call Saul" and hope Vince Gilligan will do something all new, but in ABQ, and somehow connected.

What a writer. What a visionary storyteller.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (+fPHo)

202 NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)


Oh, I can't wait to see this.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (t+qrx)

203 I dunno if Italy will even be accepting tourists in 2 weeks when our trip is supposed to happen

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (G546f)

204 I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot.


I have no room to judge I am about 75% idiot on a good day.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (MmFTx)

205 158 It's only a hug. Dont judge, besides it only gay if you push back.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (tAuzy)

Or get a boner.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (NWiLs)

206 ZOD CPAP.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (XzT/D)

207 "How is the move going? "

Just killing time till closing.

We leave for South Carolina in about a week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (tT0V4)

208 Hey gorgeous!!!! How are you???
Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (mFoNl)
---------

Hello dear girl! I'm doing fine, looking definitely ungorgeous in my fluffy bathrobe and bedroom slippers. About to go to bed.

Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (/669Q)

209 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

I've never set foot in a casino. So I have no idea what games they play

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (aA3+G)

210 Ladyl, I'm asking you to take very special care of Nurse Ratched at the MoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (EvnpL)

211 200 Happy Saturday, Horde! Teresa in Ft. Worth, how is your Mom doing? I am way too self-conscious to dance much, I need to be quite inebriated to make a fool of myself. Late at night, when hubby has retired, I'll crank up the tunes and "dancersize".
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (a4EWo)

You go full spandex and leg warmers?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (NWiLs)

212 74
The Safety Dance is still my favorite silly group dance. It was a hit
when I was a freshman in college and I have never outgrown it.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (oW/8k)


https://tinyurl.com/y5gatbhy

Posted by: Goldberry at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (l3+k2)

213 "I have no room to judge I am about 75% idiot on a good day."

Welcome to the club.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (tT0V4)

214 VIA, we will pray your journey is safe!!!

bluebell, I'm sure you rock fluffy slippers!! sweet dreams!!!

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (mFoNl)

215 >>201 Just watched the concluding episode of "Better Call Saul"

Just started watching this.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (XzT/D)

216 So I have no idea what games they play

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (aA3+G)

The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dLLD6)

217 210 Ladyl, I'm asking you to take very special care of Nurse Ratched at the MoMe.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (EvnpL)


I absolutely will.

I promise!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

218 OMG OMG OMG

I'm texting Marine Ratched! He's been incommunicado for the last two weeks.

He sounds good. Thank you for your support, morons.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

219 Tenacious socks are...um...impressive.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (dLLD6)

220 The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dLLD6)

So like a fraternity?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

221 You all are seriously wonderful, and I love you all. I'm signing off now, seriously, because otherwise, I, um, would be like way drunk and all, and--

Sorry, not sure where the downside is (see the bit about being drunk). You folks are the best. You are all wonderful, wonderful folks, and if someone says "NO" just punch them in the gut and blame it on me.

As mentioned, I'd love to go to a MoMe. You folks are the best people I've ever met. And you could tell your great-grand-children--"The most boring person I ever met? There's no contest..." Because it would be me!

As mentioned, love you all, and see you tomorrow.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (l9m7l)

222 "The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you."

Are we back to discussing dating, again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (tT0V4)

223 CHAVEZ. i have no idea.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (KP5rU)

224 CBD, ding ding ding

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (L2ZTs)

225 hogmartin, don't think I don't remember that you are an excellent dancer.

Do you want to tell NZFank or should we leave that to Weasel?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (EvnpL)

226 Is the TXMoMe in October? If it's not full already, I am putting in that trip as my requested birthday present from my family.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (MmFTx)

227 Hi Bluebell, my dear!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

228 197 I can just picture myself standing against the wall, eating to much food, not asking anyone to dance, and thinking "I've grown old without growing up."
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (wGeit)


One of my favorite lines, from a journeyman MLB reliever, was "You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever!"
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (sy5kK)

Ha, I told my wife that same thing earlier today

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

229 The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you.


Posted by: Walter Mondale



Yep, easier to just walk in say, "Here's two hundred bucks, comp my drinks and laugh at my jokes."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (2ygtH)

230 Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

You do know a shout out from the Horde is de rigeur!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

231 204 I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot.


I have no room to judge I am about 75% idiot on a good day.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (MmFTx)


Feerless Leader! What is Your Command?

Posted by: Morons at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (sy5kK)

232 BeckoningChasm: I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.
So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in.


Not a fan of crowds m'self. But fallout shelter would make me claustrophobic. I can see how it would limit the crowd size, though.

How about a little room off to the side of the MoMe, where the socially reticent -Chasm, me, and hasn't MP4 said something of the same? -can huddle off to the side, reading AoS on our cells and ignoring everyone, together.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:49 PM (Isn+8)

233 I look forward to cutting loose and being immature for a change.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

234 ZOD CPAP.

Euuuwww. Make sure you clean your equipment.

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 10:49 PM (7s3Gx)

235 204 I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot.


I have no such fear.

It's already well established that I'm an idiot, so I can only improve my standing or, if I drink enough, just confirm what everyone already knew.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (MMC4G)

236 I'm texting Marine Ratched! He's been incommunicado for the last two weeks.

He sounds good. Thank you for your support, morons.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

Send him a picture of some crayons.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

237 hogmartin, don't think I don't remember that you are an excellent dancer.

Do you want to tell NZFank or should we leave that to Weasel?
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (EvnpL)
-----------

Hmmmmm. Fasssssscinating. We shall have to have music at this MoMe.

Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (/669Q)

238 201 Just watched the concluding episode of "Better Call Saul"

Just started watching this.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (XzT/D)

--------

Lenny from LaVerne and Shirley has a major role where you're unlikely to recognize him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (XVuno)

239 My son got married on a beach in Mexico. They set up a glass dance floor over the sand and had taped music that my daughter in law put together over speakers. Everyone just got up and danced away. Old people, young people, kids(until bedtime) just rocking to the beat. It is by far the most fun I have ever had at a party. Of course, several glasses of wine added to the experience.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (QzF6i)

240 Alright folk.....



G'night, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (tT0V4)

241 3rd,4th 28th, no one should care. I am a fan of the
Bacchus school of thought that booze can bring you closer to the Big
Guy. Or the hot chick you would not normally talk to. Tomato, tomato.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (tAuzy)


Mr Magoo?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (5v5Zx)

242 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

My version, and sadly I cannot source it is
"You have to grow old...

But you don't have to grow up!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (BiNEL)

243
I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)

244 Feerless Leader! What is Your Command?


That's too much pressure. Um, whatever I do, do the opposite or be fruitful and multiply. Whichever of those suit you the best.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (MmFTx)

245 243
I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)

With a limp?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:52 PM (NWiLs)

246 Hmmmm. I am starting to get a little bell begin to ring in my dense noggin. Don't tell me Iike surprises.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:52 PM (tAuzy)

247 243
I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)


Oh my gosh--you have the sexiest Southern accent I've ever heard!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

248 I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)


Saturday Night Fever?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (5v5Zx)

249 bluebell, you better start scoping out places for the after party.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (EvnpL)

250 We leave for South Carolina in about a week.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
------

Where in SC?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (xSo9G)

251 372
WTF?
That's the 4th Amy Klobuchar ad I've seen in the last couple of days --- all during basketball games, I think.

In SW VA?
Odd.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (M/9m0)

252 Personally, I didn't like the last episode of season 4 of bcs. Kim realizing Saul is a sociopath as he walks away celebrating his scamming of the appeals board is b.s. That's not the Jimmy we know. Not the one who cared for his domineering, mentally ill, backstabbing brother, or even the one who chased down the young girl rejected by the scholarship committee. He's a grifter, but not a sociopath. Remember how he threw himself under the bus for the old ladies? That's Jimmy.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (87EdW)

253 Sharon, that reminds me:

For anyone who likes to buy avocados, please always check the tag on 'em from now on. If they're from Mexico, DON'T BUY THEM.

The drug cartels have muscled and murdered their way into the avocado biz in Mexico, big time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (L2ZTs)

254 I'm a women's man, no time to talk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (XVuno)

255 Send him a picture of some crayons.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

Do not send the deluxe set of crayons, send the four color basic set because...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (BiNEL)

256 Saturday Night Fever?

Phil Collins

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (MmFTx)

257 Count De Monet: think of one of the most beloved, AND hated, singers of the 1980s. He leads the band that sang that song... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

258 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dLLD6)

Cheaper to go to a dog pound

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

259 Insom, no spandex and legwarmers, just jeans and a sweatshirt or sweater! It is about the only form of exercise that I get right now.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (a4EWo)

260 no good deed, There is no limit for the Tx MoMe. We have 600 acres.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (EvnpL)

261 no good deed beat me to it

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

262 254 I'm a women's man, no time to talk.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (XVuno)

Staying alive!

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (xUVVX)

263 My version, and sadly I cannot source it is
"You have to grow old...

But you don't have to grow up!"
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (BiNEL)
* * * *

I say: with wisdom comes age!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (WFcrO)

264 >> Saturday Night Fever?

No, Phil Collins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGI2d31M7Ns

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (rCwaK)

265 {{{Hrothgar}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

266 I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear



Genesis.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (O62M1)

267 >>Lenny from LaVerne and Shirley has a major role where you're unlikely to recognize him.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (XVuno)

Wife called it. "Who *is* that guy?"

"Lenny."

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (XzT/D)

268 I Can't Dance was actually by Genesis.

But yeah, by 1991 they were basically just Phil Collins & Friends.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

269
Mr Magoo?
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (5v5Zx)


Ahh, Magoo, you've done it again!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8GTHXTEvIc

NZFrank, this is one of the top cartoons here in the late 60's - 70's.

Ironically, this is also the last known recording of Ace arriving at a MoMe.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (sy5kK)

270 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)

271 bluebell, you better start scoping out places for the after party.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (EvnpL)

And we need an update on how the bail bond fund is doing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (BiNEL)

272 264 >> Saturday Night Fever?

No, Phil Collins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGI2d31M7Ns
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (rCwaK)

Um, no, it's definitely SNF. I have the CD. I like Disco. It's got a beat and you can dance to it.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:57 PM (xUVVX)

273 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:57 PM (BiNEL)

274 Phil Collins is an honorary Texan. Not bad for a limey wog.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (5v5Zx)

275 270 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)


Sent up a prayer that your test results are excellent.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

276 Do we bring our preferred libations?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (QzF6i)

277 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially
an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this
was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make
certain.

Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.


Sounds like a great week. But what about that other blood test? Getting married or something?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (xkSJa)

278 Driving the Last Spike and Fading Lights on that Genesis album were very good tunes. I have fond memories from my time in the UK when I play that cd. It came out when I was stationed over there.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (O62M1)

279 All right, it's happening then, Ben Had. I was hoping to be a repatriated Texan, but I will come as a Maryland transplant.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:59 PM (MmFTx)

280 >>In SW VA? Odd.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (M/9m0)

Stray voltage. She's done.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:59 PM (XzT/D)

281 Meme at FB of a pic of a cop pulling over a car and talking to the driver:

"Me: It's medicinal
Cop: Sir, first of all, that's a prostitute"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

282 no good deed, just as long as ya can be here.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 11:00 PM (EvnpL)

283 got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)
* * * *

Congrats on not having ovarian cancer!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (WFcrO)

284 Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)

I got my Medicare card this past week. I'm looking forward to retirement, too.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (xUVVX)

285 Cop: Sir, first of all, that's a prostitute"

Must have been Gavin Newsome's doctor who wrote the prescription.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (MmFTx)

286 Genesis.
Posted by: Puddleglum

---

Me, I'm just a lawnmower, you can tell by the way I walk.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (Y4EXg)

287 Do we bring our preferred libations?


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (QzF6i)


I read that as librarians Shush me, I've been bad!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (5v5Zx)

288 vivi, prayers for you.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (a4EWo)

289 ALH, this is actually from Saturday Night Fever and it's great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLPdjisny7I

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

290 232

I think are a number of us that already agreed to find a corner and look at our shoes if the blog posting rate is too slow to fully occupy us!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (BiNEL)

291 > Why the hell is she in Laredo?

Same reason a Dem does anything. Graft.


1) The weather sucks in New York in February.
2) She has a kid/friend/gigolo in Laredo.
3) Pressing the flesh lets her charge it off her vacation as a "campaign expenditure".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (Ewo9R)

292 >> Um, no, it's definitely SNF. I have the CD.

It may be some similar song. "I can't dance" is the 4th track on the Genesis album "We can't dance". Lyrics were written by Phil Collins. It was release in '91.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (rCwaK)

293 I Can't Dance was actually by Genesis.
-----

I Can Dance, was by Leo Sayer.

Irrelevant, of course, but it's all I got.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (CDGwz)

294 I wasn't even on the ballot in Nevada and got as many delegates as a bunch of the others. Pffft, this is gonna be cake...

Posted by: Michael Bloomberg at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (mhs6e)

295 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)

296 Watching Goon. Almost done.

Fucking love hockey movies!

Gaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!


My Everlast heavy bag is in for a world of hurt.

Like being at a Slayer show.

1-2-3! FUCK SHIT UP!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (x8Wzq)

297 285 Cop: Sir, first of all, that's a prostitute"

Must have been Gavin Newsome's doctor who wrote the prescription.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (MmFTx)


so, that prostitute comes with a government-paid house?

ok then, this socialism thing is sounding better and better!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (sy5kK)

298 275 - thanks Lady L; it was scary!
277 - nope, just the one test. I"m not getting married but it was the blood test I would have liked to have had to take, instead of the one to check for ovarian cancer.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (11H2y)

299
After watching all of twenty minutes of The Replacement Killers this evening before moving on to find something more interesting, I offer up these:

Krebs' Law: any movie character firing a weapon at full auto can't hit shit.

Krebs' Corollary: the higher the capacity of any full automatic weapon in a movie, the less likely it becomes that the character will hit anything worth hitting.

Long day ... have fun storming the castle, kiddos!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (pNxlR)

300 zanz can't dance.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (KP5rU)

301 Zod, I hope you had fun with that.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (MmFTx)

302 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)


How many gunshots did it take to run 'im off?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

303 298 275 - thanks Lady L; it was scary!
277 - nope, just the one test. I"m not getting married but it was the blood test I would have liked to have had to take, instead of the one to check for ovarian cancer.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (11H2y)


But are you okay?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

304 chavez, that was John Fogerty :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

305 Why the hell is she in Laredo?
Same reason a Dem does anything. Graft.
1) The weather sucks in New York in February.
2) She has a kid/friend/gigolo in Laredo.
3) Pressing the flesh lets her charge it off her vacation as a "campaign expenditure".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (Ewo9R)
* * * *

No, but seriously, why Laredo? None of those reasons are nearly good enough. Why not New Orleans? Even El Paso would be better than Laredo!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (WFcrO)

306 Can't see the date without thinking, Happy Birthday, George Washington. Old habits die hard.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (jOEDM)

307 Night all. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (QzF6i)

308 304: steve, yes it was.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (KP5rU)

309 Was the Nevada primary today? I thought all elections were on Tuesdays.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (xUVVX)

310 Have you seen the video of Emi Sunshine doing Over the Rainbow? Grace Vanderwaal doing her cover of Exxes and Os?

We had a block party today down the street today. I'm having fun drinking Yuengling and chatting with the neighbors and guests, and our DJ guy has some Van Morrison on. I spot one of the local kids, a girl, eight, off by herself dancing alone. To Van.

When we got to the 50-50 raffle, I won a prize in draw one. After the raffle Mr DJ said we have a person wants to sing a song, It's the Van fan.

I don't know what it was she sang, but she blew all 150 of us away. At first it sounded like nothing, maybe off pitch, her trying to read the lyrics off the iPad in front of her. But she went into a chorus part and went off just plain out-of-body, head back, eyes squeezed shut, up on her tiptoes, wailing.

After, I gave her my raffle winnings, envelope unopened, and told her and her mom to maybe use it for more voice lessons, said I'd seen plenty of great shows, but this one song, tonight, was something special. Wow.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (+fPHo)

311 TonyPete -- regarding longevity:

At our fifty-year reunion, forty percent of the class had passed on. At our fifty-five year reunion, only one more classmate had died. In the three years since, only one more has died.

Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (9Nrxu)

312 Young gal. "Here, you'd better keep this literature and give it to someone else."

Polite, earnest. "Can I ask if you're gonna vote?"

"Oh yes. Yes, I plan to."

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (XzT/D)

313
After, I gave her my raffle winnings, envelope unopened, and told her and her mom to maybe use it for more voice lessons, said I'd seen plenty of great shows, but this one song, tonight, was something special. Wow.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (+fPHo)


sonewhere between very cool and awesome on the scale.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (sy5kK)

314
295 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)


I guess they withdrew the Bernie doorbell from the market, but then, who would actually want a doorbell that signals by saying, "Free Shit!" in Bernie's dulcet tones over and over again?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (pNxlR)

315 I'll be on Medicare in June but I"m going to be working until about a year after I die. My part time gig doesn't offer healthcare. I'm still grateful to have it; I was out of work for almost two years and that was a plenty scary time.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (11H2y)

316 Thanks for the ONT.

So Bernie pulled it off in Nevada. I think this is a good thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (XyVor)

317 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton

--

Yeah - thanks. That seems to be my (anecdotal) experience too.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (Y4EXg)

318 233 as to opposed how you post here?

J/K be well Insom, you make me laugh.

Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (y5qNj)

319 Legally Sufficient, Laredo is the biggest illegal crossing spot in TX. She was there to encourage freebies.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (EvnpL)

320 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (sy5kK)

He said it so well, but I'll reiterate, "Well done!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:10 PM (BiNEL)

321 >>a doorbell that signals by saying, "Free Shit!" in Bernie's dulcet tones over and over again?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (pNxlR)

Or the rattle of loose rubles in a soup-can.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:10 PM (XzT/D)

322
Krebs' Law: any movie character firing a weapon at full auto can't hit shit.

Krebs' Corollary: the higher the capacity of any full automatic weapon in a movie, the less likely it becomes that the character will hit anything worth hitting.

Long day ... have fun storming the castle, kiddos!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

That's why military rifles were changed to accommodate selective fire. Cause real life is just like that.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (5RkWa)

323 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton

==

*snickers"

Posted by: COVID19 at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (G546f)

324 There was wine, there was whisky there was caviar, long tall glasses with wine up to h'yar.

Posted by: klaftern at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (RuIsu)

325 Surprised this song isn't posted here more often:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (L2ZTs)

326 Has anyone else seen the fauxontos ad with barky endorsing her?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (/UQ/R)

327 312 Young gal. "Here, you'd better keep this literature and give it to someone else."

Polite, earnest. "Can I ask if you're gonna vote?"

"Oh yes. Yes, I plan to."
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (XzT/D)


Luckily, there is one candidate whose supporters are more driven than Bernie's bros and sisters.

Because this enthusiasm is what wins elections.

And he is all ours.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (sy5kK)

328 You have a woman's hand my Lord.
Thank you I am aware of Mr Magoo. I was touching on the Bacchus theory that inebriation brings you closer to the gods. I'm more of a Odin guy meself. Is Drink Like Viking in the house?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (tAuzy)

329 Misanthropic Humanitarian: I've never set foot in a casino. So I have no idea what games they play

Heh. Milady and I went out to Las Vegas for her nephew's wedding. Our three grown kids went - huge family turnout.

I gave the kids a mere $20 each to gamble. Don't know what they did with it. That's as gambly as I got.

The last morning, going to breakfast at a restaurant/casino early in the day, the casino was basically empty except for one guy at a one-armed bandit. Bent over, white-haired, scruffy beard, yellowed teeth, stinking, half-full drink glass, ashtray overflowing, plugging and plugging and plugging that slot machine.

Oh! the glamour!

That's my takeaway image for casinos in general and Las Vegas in particular.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (Isn+8)

330 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)


Their vision is based on movement. If you stay absolutely still, they probably won't notice you.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (t+qrx)

331 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod
-------

I engage such as seriously as possible, take as much of their time as possible, and pose the pro's and con's of the other Dem candidates. Take Trump out of the discussion. Get them to acknowledge the strengths of the other Dems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (CDGwz)

332 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton

I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

333 Lovely tribute to Neal Peart by the army band. Watched it twice.

Posted by: Tuna at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (RueoN)

334 302- hey LadyL, I wouldn't say I was OK but at least it's not the Big Scary Thing.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (11H2y)

335 A hit song with an actual cowbell:

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

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

336 Legally Sufficient, Laredo is the biggest illegal crossing spot in TX. She was there to encourage freebies.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (EvnpL)
* * * *

Thanks for the clarification, Ben Had. Used to live ioutside New Braunfels, and actually had biz in Laredo from time to time. Couldn't stand the place. It made no sense why anyone would go to Laredo, much less someone from the east coast.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (WFcrO)

337 Good evening, y'all.

Posted by: Bert G at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (OMsf+)

338 The best thing about Casinos is the ready availability of good food.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (XyVor)

339 I did too Tuna......showed it to Mr. WDS as well

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (/UQ/R)

340 Do we bring our preferred libations?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (QzF6i)

.....

I think it's BYOB from my conversations.

I'm sure you can find someone to share though.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (MMC4G)

341 Their vision is based on movement. If you stay absolutely still, they probably won't notice you.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM



LOL!

(I have no idea why I should find that so funny...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (7WaWV)

342 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (9Nrxu)

There's a Monte Carlo simulation based on social security data actuarial tables that backs this up , I think the site is flowingdata.com.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (BiNEL)

343 >>Their vision is based on movement. If you stay absolutely still, they probably won't notice you.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (t+qrx)

If only. Canis Zod went crazy at the door.

Good dog.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (XzT/D)

344 But he can spend your money...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (HuH1F)

345 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (L2ZTs)

Good song, but Black Flag can get it done in about 57 seconds.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (Rz2Nc)

346 315 I'll be on Medicare in June but I"m going to be working until about a year after I die. My part time gig doesn't offer healthcare. I'm still grateful to have it; I was out of work for almost two years and that was a plenty scary time.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (11H2y)


You are not alone, vivi.

I know somebody.

Except not out of work two years, because even for the grayhairs, there is employment around here. Now, affording to live here, that's another story.

Best wishes and prayers on your results.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (sy5kK)

347 Well if Obama is endorsing Fauxahontas is the King Shit Midas rule in effect?
Or was her candidacy already dead?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

348 347 Well if Obama is endorsing Fauxahontas is the King Shit Midas rule in effect?
Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

--------

It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at February 22, 2020 11:17 PM (XVuno)

349 The donk establishment is funding Warren

to keep Bernie from consolidating

they haven't given up on the idea of screwing Bernie over

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (rpxSz)

350 Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

It's only mostly dead.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (xUVVX)

351 Hello everyone. I've had two vodka tonics and am somewhat drunk.

Posted by: IC at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (sYDum)

352 Anyone else find it weird that almost everyone today can imitate the Saturday Night Fever dance moves.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (2DOZq)

353 won't manage a Bernie-beard by the Va. primary. Shaving is a tough habit to break.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (XzT/D)

354 350 Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

It's only mostly dead.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (xUVVX)


Have you seen the movie, "Weekend at Bernie's?"

It's like that, just a different Bernie.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (sy5kK)

355 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

I think the convention is not do that because there are some scenarios where it is better that entire family NOT get informed about the hookers and blow in the obituary column!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (BiNEL)

356 318 233 as to opposed how you post here?

J/K be well Insom, you make me laugh.
Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (y5qNj)

Hey now!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)

357 If only. Canis Zod went crazy at the door.



Ah, the doggie doorbell. Our 7 month old puppy just gets so excited he pees whenever someone comes to the door. I think I prefer barking. He's getting better though. He's so stinkin' cute. It makes it easier to tolerate his puppy rudeness.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (MmFTx)

358 351: nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (KP5rU)

359 Where are people hearing Obama and Dem establishment are going for Warren? It really sounds like rumors from her campaign.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (Rz2Nc)

360 350 Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

It's only mostly dead.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (xUVVX)

-----------

It's not dead. It's restin'.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (XVuno)

361 Mis Hum

There are casinos near you (Sevenwinds may be closest). I go for the buffets, never to gamble.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (9Nrxu)

362 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (9Nrxu)


Sure. All the people with genetic problems and/or bad health habits are already dead.

Posted by: AOC at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (wGeit)

363 I think the standard "he died doing what he loved" covers that situation, Hrothgar.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (MmFTx)

364 I think the convention is not do that because there are some scenarios where it is better that entire family NOT get informed about the hookers and blow in the obituary column!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (BiNEL)

For some, that would be bagging rights.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xUVVX)

365 "Pats seat' You come and sit down here next to me. We can people watch and guess what they do for fun.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (tAuzy)

366 Curious, and off topic, but is there a state that does not tax real estate?
My wife has shown me that, if both of us are retired, we cannot afford to both pay property tax and eat, assuming we can no longer work?
(And assuming we live til 90 some-odd).

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (5RkWa)

367 Surprised this song isn't posted here more often:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

Dude, I survived "Maximum Louie Louie" in 1983. 63 hours, 800 versions. So many versions that they're still trying to track down where some of them came from.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wrsjl96

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xkSJa)

368 334 302- hey LadyL, I wouldn't say I was OK but at least it's not the Big Scary Thing.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (11H2y)


Thank God.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (TdMsT)

369 351 Hello everyone. I've had two vodka tonics and am somewhat drunk.
Posted by: IC at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (sYDum)

---------

HELLO IC!!!

Posted by: Friends of Bill W. at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (XVuno)

370 For some, that would be bagging rights.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xUVVX)

I'm guessing you meant "bragging" rights, but your answer is funnier.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (sy5kK)

371 270 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)


Congratulations! When are you due?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (wGeit)

372 What is there to talk about at a 50 year class reunion? Who has died? Grandkids? All your aches and pains? The old days you can barley remember? Mine is coming up in 5 years. Think I'll skip it. May have bought the farm by then anyways.

Posted by: Case at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (cyroy)

373 ok g'night morons

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (G546f)

374 Evasive.....there was an ad on tonight in CO with barky endorsing her!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

375 For some, that would be bagging rights.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xUVVX)

BRAGGING. Missed a step.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (xUVVX)

376 So... two years from now. 2/22/2022. It's going to be 2's day. And it's on...

a Tuesday.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (Wge+f)

377 346- Dude, I live in NYC and the COL is off the chain. Without my part time gig, my side gigs, and my rent stabilized apartment - I'd never survive. I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)

378 'Night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (m7tTY)

379 Hey now!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)


Don't dream it's over.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:23 PM (TdMsT)

380 Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (5RkWa

I know Texas freezes property tax increases on the main categories of taxes after you turn 65.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (2DOZq)

381 Hey now!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)





Don't dream it's over.


Good thing you two don't live together. That would be a crowded house.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (xkSJa)

382 >>I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)

(shrugs)

You will become food.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (XzT/D)

383 I think the standard "he died doing what he loved" covers that situation, Hrothgar.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (MmFTx)

In Texas, I think they use the term "He died with his boots on!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (BiNEL)

384 LadyL. Snort* Good one

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 11:25 PM (tAuzy)

385 IC,

if you're tipsy, you have to start dancing!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (PkVlr)

386 I know Texas freezes property tax increases on the main categories of taxes after you turn 65.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (2DOZq)

No school taxes after age 65 on your first acre of land in my county.
We are experiencing a Boomer boom because o f this.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (xUVVX)

387 Biden is pretty well finished

If he wins SC, it wont be decisive

and he's out of cash

and he's not even on the air in the Super Tuesday states

sorry Jill, no first lady gig

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (rpxSz)

388 Curious, and off topic, but is there a state that does not tax real estate?
My wife has shown me that, if both of us are retired, we cannot afford to both pay property tax and eat, assuming we can no longer work?
(And assuming we live til 90 some-odd).
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (5RkWa)

I can't think of any, some states have lower taxes than others. Do some research, find the right place for your financial situation. If you're living to 90, at some point you might be moving into an apartment or condo.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (Rz2Nc)

389 In Texas, I think they use the term "He died with his boots on!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


With his pants around them...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (2ygtH)

390 This Hyundai commercial may be one of the more annoying ones I have ever seen.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (XyVor)

391 I went to my 40th reunion a couple of years ago. I don't know what happened to them but damn my classmates got old.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:27 PM (2DOZq)

392 355, they used to have a sort of code in the obituary columns to let you know how people died. If it was "after a long illness", it was usually cancer. "After a brief illness", it was fast-acting cancer. "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue. "Complications" meant stroke.

It wasn't exact, but enough to go on.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:27 PM (o1fzk)

393 My wife has shown me that, if both of us are retired, we cannot afford to both pay property tax and eat, assuming we can no longer work?

I know some states will reduce property taxes. I think TX offers more on the homestead exemption.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (MmFTx)

394 > None of those reasons are nearly good enough.

2 would be. Grandkids in the area, maybe.

Probably also charging the campaign per diem for a hotel, while actually staying at her kid's place.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (Ewo9R)

395 "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue.

---------

Or a bus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (XVuno)

396 Evasive.....there was an ad on tonight in CO with barky endorsing her!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

Wow! So Biden is done, and she's done.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

397 hitler was one hellava dancer. did that lederhosen proud.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

398 It wasn't exact, but enough to go on.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:27 PM (o1fzk)

What was 'botched robbery'?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (U7voe)

399 In Britain, coroners often list "Death by Misadventure" if it was hookers and blow.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (o1fzk)

400 395 "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue.

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Or a bus.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (XVuno)

Or Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (XyVor)

401 > If it was "after a long illness", it was usually cancer. "After a brief illness", it was fast-acting cancer. "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue. "Complications" meant stroke.

"Died at home" often meant suicide, especially for a young person. If it was an actual accident, they'd generally say that.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (Ewo9R)

402 hitler was one hellava dancer. did that lederhosen proud.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

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He was famous for his Horst Wessel Shuffle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (XVuno)

403 In medieval Europe, a serf was a person who lived on the lord's land, and was suffered to do so as long as he paid his "rent."
In modern times, a man in the United States of America can live on his own land (that he bought, and paid for) as long as he can pay his property taxes.
In both cases, the end result is the same. Pay your taxes, or be removed by men with weapons.
Tell me what's changed?

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)

404 We have taken a morbid turn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (XyVor)

405 Sadly, to many obits today don't want to mention how people go.

A lot of people dying from overdoses, suicide and other unspeakable things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (MMC4G)

406 Guns of Navarone is on.

Posted by: klaftern at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (RuIsu)

407 > In Britain, coroners often list "Death by Misadventure" if it was hookers and blow.

Tell me about it.

Or just listen to the Ted Nugent song.

Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (Ewo9R)

408 That Rush made the room quite dusty. What a great song and a great cover! Thank you for that MisHum.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (CLteG)

409 ALH

My sister is a retired funeral director. She says the term used for suicides is "died, unexpectedly, at home." But, then, some people do just die unexpectedly at home.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (9Nrxu)

410 hitler was one hellava dancer. did that lederhosen proud.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (KP5rU)



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He was famous for his Horst Wessel Shuffle.


Then there was his early work in rap music, literally decades before anyone else was doing it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (xkSJa)

411 We were looking at Alabama as a place to relocate to before we decided to stay in Maryland. Man, their property taxes are low. The income tax isn't terrible either.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (MmFTx)

412 We just finished watching "Miracle ", 40 years ago. Different than I recalled, but not much. I hope it is the most download movie tonight, and that someone asks Bernie what he thinks about that.

Posted by: Paladin at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (7Wzft)

413 377 346- Dude, I live in NYC and the COL is off the chain. Without my part time gig, my side gigs, and my rent stabilized apartment - I'd never survive. I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)


Yeah, Seattle area is getting ridiculous, but not even as expensive as San Fran.

NYC, whoa.

I remember many years ago, flying into NYC for business, and that was when the Saturday night stayover flights were a big thing, the tickets were so cheap that it even paid for a room and expenses for a day and was still cheaper.

I checked into the Sheraton on 57th. It was late, so I just ordered room service, a burger and a Coke.

It was, I think, 1983. The check for a burger and coke was $28. For a comparison, a McDonalds Quarter Pounder with cheese at the time was $1.09.

I got hassled when I turned in the expense account. The bookkeeper had never been west of Montana.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

414 Blanco Basura- had a friend who survived the change of a rock station to news-talk in 1971 in Warren Ohio. Top 500 songs of all time. Every one was Jerry Reed's When You're Hot You're Hot. He listened to the whole thing. They did their staton change thing, and then played When You're Hot You're Hot.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (HuH1F)

415 Goebbels couldn't stop laughing when Der Fuerhrer did "Der Robot."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:33 PM (XVuno)

416 Tell me what's changed?
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)

The oppressive uber state has better weapons and armored vehicles!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:33 PM (BiNEL)

417 382 >>I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)

(shrugs)

You will become food.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (XzT/D)


I was going to make a Soylent Green reference too, but thought against it.

At first.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (sy5kK)

418 qdpsteve: [ij]Surprised this song isn't posted here more often:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

I saw The Kingsmen live at my buddy's college homecoming or something like that dance. They did Louie Louie just like it sounds on the 45.

My college had Zappa & the Mothers.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (Isn+8)

419 Well if Obama is endorsing Fauxahontas is the King Shit Midas rule in effect?
Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

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It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at February 22, 2020 11:17 PM (XVuno)


She did give her campaign a little self-resuscitation with her 'Bloomberg and the NDAs' attack. That attack was right over the target. You could see Napoleon Soda blanch a little (because he can't blanch tall).

Posted by: RickZ at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (Y8PSl)

420 No school taxes after age 65 on your first acre of land in my county.
We are experiencing a Boomer boom because o f this.
Posted by: ALH

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I will be leaving this tax ridden community/state in the near future to avoid just that thing. Two of my kids and two grandkids are in Tx. So.. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (Y4EXg)

421 403 In medieval Europe, a serf was a person who lived on the lord's land, and was suffered to do so as long as he paid his "rent."
In modern times, a man in the United States of America can live on his own land (that he bought, and paid for) as long as he can pay his property taxes.
In both cases, the end result is the same. Pay your taxes, or be removed by men with weapons.
Tell me what's changed?
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)


You have the idea of serfdom a little upside down. It's not that they were allowed to live on the lord's land if they paid rent - it's that they were not allowed to leave. The feudal duties they owed were usually in the form of labor - as a serf you had to work so many days a month on the lord's land, or hauling his goods, or threshing crops, or whatever. If you didn't you would be arrested or beaten.

That's a pretty big difference.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (wGeit)

422 Goebbels couldn't stop laughing when Der Fuerhrer did "Der Robot."

.....

Was he into country music?

Perhaps he did some mein dancing?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 11:35 PM (MMC4G)

423 I live in one of the less taxed towns on MA

however, the taxes seem still quite high

when I first moved up north, I looked at a place in Bedford NY

nice place, a little expensive

taxes were close to 2K a month

back in car, head further north

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (rpxSz)

424
The oppressive uber state has better weapons and armored vehicles!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

An improved goon squad?

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (5RkWa)

425 mindful, kewl.

I've heard that when the Kingsmen would perform Louie Louie live, they would always take the volume level way down on Jack Ely's microphone, to the point that you could barely hear him, to add some authenticity.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

426 It is kind of fitting that Casino's which are kind of the epitome of Western consumerist culture would break so heavily for a candidate whose system would mean they would not exist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (XyVor)

427 For a comparison, a McDonalds Quarter Pounder with cheese at the time was $1.09.

I got hassled when I turned in the expense account. The bookkeeper had never been west of Montana.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

Even a quarter pounder in NYC at the time was 3.09.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (2DOZq)

428 My high school had The Doors, The Turtles, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, among others.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (HuH1F)

429 So... two years from now. 2/22/2022. It's going to be 2's day. And it's on...

a Tuesday.
Posted by: ...
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Unless, one still uses the Julian calendar. In which case, Monday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (xSo9G)

430 contemplating a midnight fridge run...

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (XzT/D)

431 Blanco Basura- had a friend who survived the change of a rock station to
news-talk in 1971 in Warren Ohio. Top 500 songs of all time. Every
one was Jerry Reed's When You're Hot You're Hot. He listened to the
whole thing. They did their staton change thing, and then played When
You're Hot You're Hot.


That poor, poor man. Is he out of the asylum yet?
Side note: Local radio station here switched formats a few years ago. To make sure everyone knew something was happening they did 24 hours as an all Richard Cheese station.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (xkSJa)

432 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)


blunt force trauma
choking
pneumonia complications
cows
bad life choices ending in a snow bank
bad life choices ending in a Jack in the Box drive-through
spelunking for car keys in a storm drain
swerving for a possum
staples. Honestly
surfeit of lampreys
heart failure
three pounds of Crisco, the back stairs, and an apple box full of lawn darts - no really, and we are still trying to figure out just what he thought he was doing
lock-out tag-out failure
failed jack
missing PTO guard
snow machine, barbed wire fence
dry wall screws



Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (6rS3m)

433 Two of my kids and two grandkids are in Tx. So.. . . .



That's a great reason, Tonypete.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (MmFTx)

434
That's a pretty big difference.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Is it? Where is the compact that allows me to give my lord so many days labor in lieu of taxes?
I may decide to donate labor.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (5RkWa)

435 406 Guns of Navarone is on.
Posted by: klaftern at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (RuIsu)

what channel, I love that movie

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (rpxSz)

436 Kindltot, my fave: all of the above

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

437 Numerous Donks and their enablers, Chris Matthews, Snakehead Carville, Nichole Wallace etc., are in full panic mode that Batshit Bernie is winning. But not severely conservative, severely principled, severely Republican Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh@WalshFreedom
Trump believes he's above the law. Bernie believes in free college. Trump would censor CNN. Bernie would enact Medicare for all. Trump is corrupt as the day is long. Bernie is naive.

Come on. That's not even close. Anything is better than a lawless individual in the White House.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM (+y/Ru)

438 There's one piece of good news: I can go to a class next month to get my international certification. So if Bernie wins and nostril fucks the US oil industry into oblivion, I can work overseas.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM (U7voe)

439 I think my all-time fave cause of death?

Someone once stuffed an umbrella almost all the way up his rectum.

Then another guy snuck up on him, and pressed the 'open' button.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (L2ZTs)

440 > Trump would censor CNN.

How would Trump "censor CNN"?

Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (Ewo9R)

441 Sadly, to many obits today don't want to mention how people go.
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"Nagged to death."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (xSo9G)

442 >>432 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death. Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

"Shucking. Jiving."

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (XzT/D)

443 Your movement has been advocating for socialism for, what, since before WWII and you are actually horrified Bernie might win the nomination, not because he is a vessel for a brutal, ideological system devoid of any humanity, but because he might lose a nationwide race.

Reap as ye have sewn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (XyVor)

444 I got hassled when I turned in the expense account. The bookkeeper had never been west of Montana.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

I meant EAST of Montana.

Geesh.

And geography was one of my better subjects.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (sy5kK)

445 Joe Walsh@WalshFreedom
Trump believes he's above the law. Bernie believes in free college. Trump would censor CNN. Bernie would enact Medicare for all. Trump is corrupt as the day is long. Bernie is naive.

Come on. That's not even close. Anything is better than a lawless individual in the White House.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM (+y/Ru)

I don't get this mindset. How does a person get to a point in their life where this sounds reasonable?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (U7voe)

446 423 I live in one of the less taxed towns on MA

however, the taxes seem still quite high

when I first moved up north, I looked at a place in Bedford NY

nice place, a little expensive

taxes were close to 2K a month

back in car, head further north
Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (rpxSz)


Property taxes are the only bright spot in the CA tax wasteland. We pay 10%+ sales taxes, and our income taxes are high. We're always in the top five for total taxation.

But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

447 "Cremated to death"

"Annoyed to death"

"Just needed killin'"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

448 "Shot by a jealous husband, at the age of 99."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (Ewo9R)

449 He was famous for his Horst Wessel Shuffle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (XVuno)


The Compiegne Jig, a 1940 hit.

Posted by: RickZ at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (Y8PSl)

450 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM

Does that mean he's not in the Tea Party any more?

Posted by: Bert G at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (OMsf+)

451 How would Trump "censor CNN"?
Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (Ewo9R)

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Get back in the pool, loser.

Posted by: M. Jagger & K. Richards at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (XVuno)

452 Which Joe Walsh is that?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (wGeit)

453 Tell me what's changed?
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)



Different billing department?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (sy5kK)

454 surfeit of lampreys


Ngaio Marsh?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (TdMsT)

455 How would Trump "censor CNN"?
Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (Ewo9R)

You weren't there, man! You don't KNOW!

Posted by: Jim Acosta at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (U7voe)

456 Jos Walsh is mentally unstable.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:43 PM (2DOZq)

457 Sadly, to many obits today don't want to mention how people go.
---------

"Nagged to death."
Posted by: Mike Hammer

----

Died of embarrassment?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:43 PM (Y4EXg)

458 434
That's a pretty big difference.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Is it? Where is the compact that allows me to give my lord so many days labor in lieu of taxes?
I may decide to donate labor.
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (5RkWa)


Is there a gang of ruffians waiting for you to try to leave so they can beat you and drag you back?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:43 PM (wGeit)

459 My mom's best friend wrote the obituary for my brother because none of us could do it. He lead an interesting life and died young. He was only 28 and fresh out the Army after serving as Green Beret. She warned us that someone would probably want to do a human interest piece after the obit was published. I thought someone might call the house. Oh no, some bastard showed up on the front porch asking if he could write a story on the day of the funeral. My husband ran him off before my mom saw him.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (MmFTx)

460 I don't get this mindset. How does a person get to a point in their life where this sounds reasonable?
Posted by: Vanya
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Damaged psyches. Years of non-stop indoctrination.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (CDGwz)

461 @411 There are no property taxes on your home or the property you live on in Alabama after you turn 65.

Posted by: Case at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (cyroy)

462 "Cucked to death"

"Frozen in concrete"

"Tried to microwave a microwave"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (L2ZTs)

463 you know, the squad may have backed Bernie to get rid of Nanzi

Bernie will probably pull the House down

Nanzi retires and the crazies take over

not a bad strategy but I doubt those 4 clods could think that far ahead

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (rpxSz)

464 12 Been listening to a lot of Rush on youtube recently.


I forgot how good a drummer Peart was.


Listen on good headphones. Peart was like a carpenter who finished areas no one would ever see because HE knew they were there. His fills are just ridiculous. Listen closely to The Spirit of the Radio on Exit... Stage Left. Neil was putting in a clinic that night.

Posted by: GT at February 22, 2020 11:45 PM (dy/m/)

465 Meme at FB:

Bernie T-shirts on sale now!

https://tinyurl.com/sw7r7w9

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

466 We were looking at Alabama as a place to relocate to before we decided to stay in Maryland. Man, their property taxes are low. The income tax isn't terrible either.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (MmFTx)


Dude. Alabama?

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (xUVVX)

467 452 Which Joe Walsh is that?
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM



I don't hear any Funk 49.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (sy5kK)

468
I don't get this mindset. How does a person get to a point in their life where this sounds reasonable?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (U7voe)


Trump said a mean thing on twitter!!

Posted by: buzzion at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Z7lwY)

469 > surfeit of lampreys

> Ngaio Marsh?

Henry I of England.

Although the Intarwebs tell me that Marsh did have a book called that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Ewo9R)

470
Aces liver-
That would be reasonable if you were making a living from your property.
I assume you're not.
Justify non-commercial property tax.
I've seen old tax bills. They'd tax your chickens, tax your farm goods, tax your industrial tools... but not your comb, your saddles, your bed.
How is property tax different?

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (5RkWa)

471 surfeit of lampreys


Ngaio Marsh?
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (TdMsT)


Henry I

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (6rS3m)

472 Bernie T-shirts on sale now!


the ONLY thing he doesn't want to give away for free

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (rpxSz)

473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)

474 Dude. Alabama?

What? I didn't say Oklahoma.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (MmFTx)

475 neal peart was the best technical drummer ever. the best part he also wrote the lyrics.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (KP5rU)

476

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (6rS3m)

You forgot the main killer of Rednecks. It always starts with, "Hey Bubba, watch this!"

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (xUVVX)

477 "Nagged to death."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (xSo9G)


His 'honey-do' list was barely touched.

Posted by: RickZ at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Y8PSl)

478 > Dude. Alabama?

Got a cousin who retired to Mississippi. Likes it there fine.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Ewo9R)

479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

480
Although the Intarwebs tell me that Marsh did have a book called that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Ewo9R)


Like all of Marsh's work, quite dated, but an excellent read.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:49 PM (TdMsT)

481 463 AOC can't remember not to wear expensive sequined dresses on The View much less organize the overthrow of Pelosi. The only one who might be capable of that is Pressley

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (pOSLv)

482 473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)


The property taxes in and around Columbus are shocking.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

483 470
Aces liver-

How is property tax different?

Because the California Association of Realtors is the top non-union lobby in CA, among other reasons.

Posted by: GT at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (dy/m/)

484 Trump said a mean thing on twitter!!
Posted by: buzzion at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Z7lwY)

I don't understand it. Maybe it's my background, but I say worse things basically weekly than Trump has ever said. Nothing he's ever said has ever offended me.

I guess that's the truth: The ruling class in this country is so weaksauce that they'd literally rather throw the election to a Communist than have their ideological chains yanked by an outsider.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (U7voe)

485 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

If you don't want to watch it, you can also read Eric Haney's book Inside Delta Force. A lot of the episodes are ripped straight from it.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (U7voe)

486 property taxes are $2300 per year, here. $1800 of that is for school. fuckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

487 Vanya,

I told a co worker that Liz claiming american indian heritage to get ahead in life is more offensive than anything PDT has ever tweeted.

you cannot imagine the pearl clutching. seriously.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (PkVlr)

488 479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

That was the one with President AllState, no?


Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (XyVor)

489 some parts of AL are nice

I remember a place called Homewwod, outside of Birmingham

nice place

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (rpxSz)

490
Dude. Alabama?
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (xUVVX)

Ever been there?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (U7voe)

491 Homewood, sorry

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (rpxSz)

492 486: My property tax is about 20k...NJ

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (pOSLv)

493 $1800 of that is for school. fuckers.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

Considering the state of public education, you're not getting a good return on that money.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (xUVVX)

494 479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)


the army (?) show from about 10 years ago?


the one that starred the black announcer guy from Allstate Insurance?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (sy5kK)

495 > $1800 of that is for school. fuckers.

Like it's not bad enough that they're teaching our kids to be communists. They're actually billing us for it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (Ewo9R)

496 493: exactly. total bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (KP5rU)

497 The property taxes in and around Columbus are shocking.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

That's locally voted for, you all could stop that whenever you wanted. Our local elections are hilarious, it's all about what kind of equipment they own and know how to use. Our township trustees know there place, clear roads in winter, repair road in good weather. Deviate from that and we'll find someone else that knows there place.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (Rz2Nc)

498 473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42

---

I do! I mean, it's my own fault, I chose to live where I do. But that sounds good to me.

In contrast, I had an 300 acre farm in PA and taxes were less than $2000/yr.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:55 PM (Y4EXg)

499 Yes, it's late, sorry for the misspellings.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

500 My property taxes are ridiculous when you consider we get nothing for them

but it really safe here, 0 crime

last stolen car was like 19 years ago

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:56 PM (rpxSz)

501 you cannot imagine the pearl clutching. seriously.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (PkVlr)

I guess not.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:56 PM (U7voe)

502 I'm reminded by the gov. that they "only" tax at 1% (plus fire, police, school, community development). Well, it's 10% of my mortgage payment! Weasels, they're all weasels...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 11:56 PM (2ygtH)

503 Dude, Alabama?

Hey, at least we can wear a MAGA hat here.

Posted by: Case at February 22, 2020 11:57 PM (cyroy)

504 Nothing he's ever said has ever offended me.


I've noticed instead of insulting large swathes of the country, Trump mostly insults individuals. The exception being the media.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:57 PM (MmFTx)

505 473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)


0.8%? Yeah, I think that's pretty low.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (wGeit)

506 > Like all of Marsh's work, quite dated, but an excellent read.

I've never read any of her stuff, though I've always found her name interesting.

I'll check it out. Dated is okay with me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (Ewo9R)

507 492 486: My property tax is about 20k...NJ
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (pOSLv)

yeah, my taxes in the Berkshires are 13K a year

nice house on 40 acres

why I don't move

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (rpxSz)

508 Ever been there?
Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (U7voe)

Yes. It's a pretty state, it looks a lot like Georgia.

It's more their football team. Big rivalry with Georgia.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (xUVVX)

509 479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

For a successful mission, he gave Jobu cigar and rum.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:00 AM (NWiLs)

510 It's more their football team. Big rivalry with Georgia.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (xUVVX)

Ahhhh, now it makes sense.

Posted by: Vanya at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (U7voe)

511

Burl Ives tortured someone to death by strapping him to a manchineel tree in Wind Across the Everglades.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (aKsyK)

512 507 492 486: My property tax is about 20k...NJ
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (pOSLv)

yeah, my taxes in the Berkshires are 13K a year

nice house on 40 acres

why I don't move
Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (rpxSz)

Did that come with a mule?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (NWiLs)

513 For a successful mission, he gave Jobu cigar and rum.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:00 AM (NWiLs)


Dear God in Heaven, I never made that connection before now.

What the hell?

LOL.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (XyVor)

514 by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (Ewo9R)


***SNORT****

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2020 12:02 AM (aA3+G)

515 the government should not be running schools. next fucker that says it's for the children, gets a lifetime in hell.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 23, 2020 12:02 AM (KP5rU)

516 497 The property taxes in and around Columbus are shocking.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

Mrs. REDACTED lived in Columbus about 50 years ago

used to go through there on the way home

would always stop at Katzingers deli

great pickles

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:03 AM (rpxSz)

517 Did that come with a mule?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (NWiLs)

***SNORT****

Posted by: ALH at February 23, 2020 12:03 AM (xUVVX)

518 Alabama is a beautiful state.
They are the butt of jokes in the south, undeserved.

My Mama came from Georgia. When I told Alabama jokes she'd tell me to quit that. But she laughed.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:04 AM (5RkWa)

519 Did that come with a mule?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (NWiLs)

you're talking to him, why ?

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:04 AM (rpxSz)

520 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (MmFTx)

521 515 First government school took the kids from their parents at rifle-point. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (HuH1F)

522 My Mama came from Georgia. When I told Alabama jokes she'd tell me to quit that. But she laughed.
Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:04 AM (5RkWa)

Tell me an Alabama joke.

Posted by: ALH at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (xUVVX)

523 I 0.8%? Yeah, I think that's pretty low.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (wGeit)

We pay about 1200 a year for a property worth a little less than yours, 7% sales tax (which pisses me off) and gas tax is much less than CA. But, if you like it and are happy, I respect that, it is a beautiful state. Enjoy it!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)

524 Burl Ives tortured someone to death by strapping him to a manchineel tree in Wind Across the Everglades.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (aKsyK)

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeered him to death

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (rpxSz)

525 520 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season.
Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (MmFTx)

I just had a vision of an anthropomorphic fox standing on his hind legs screaming among some trees: 'I'm Horny!!!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (XyVor)

526 nothing wrong with alabama. or, the south.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (KP5rU)

527 I don't understand it. Maybe it's my background, but I say worse things
basically weekly than Trump has ever said. Nothing he's ever said has
ever offended me.



I guess that's the truth: The ruling class in this country is so
weaksauce that they'd literally rather throw the election to a Communist
than have their ideological chains yanked by an outsider.


Considering the language in the average movie, I'd say the "offended" people are play-acting so they'll have something to complain about.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 23, 2020 12:07 AM (xkSJa)

528 523 I 0.8%? Yeah, I think that's pretty low.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (wGeit)

We pay about 1200 a year for a property worth a little less than yours, 7% sales tax (which pisses me off) and gas tax is much less than CA. But, if you like it and are happy, I respect that, it is a beautiful state. Enjoy it!
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)


Oh, I'm sure you can find lower. Most people pay more, though, either in taxes or "county fees".

I'd be out of CA like a shot if not for family.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

529 I briefly forgot how much the 10% sales tax on groceries pissed me off when we lived in Montgomery, but that may be just in that county.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (MmFTx)

530 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (MmFTx)


You sure that's not Neil Cavuto watching a Trump rally on his cell phone?

Posted by: RickZ at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (Y8PSl)

531 526 nothing wrong with alabama. or, the south.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (KP5rU)


The humidity.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

532 Aetius451AD, that's hilarious! It's kind of scary if you don't know what it is. Sometimes they sound like kids screaming.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:09 AM (MmFTx)

533 They finally put a tax on the ballot a few years ago here in MA

usually just pass them through the state gov

tax on booze

failed 2-1

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:10 AM (rpxSz)

534 Nothing wrong with Tx or Ut either. If the plan comes together I would buy bare land in both. Just so I have a mailing address in both states

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:11 AM (tAuzy)

535
Tell me an Alabama joke.
Posted by: ALH

Guy walks into a store. Says, "I'd like a moon pie and an RC."
Guy behind the counter says, "I bet you're from Alabama, aren't you son?"
Guy gets irate. "if I was to walk in here and ask for crawfish etouffee, would you assume i was from Louisiana?"
"I dunno, son, it never come up."
If I was to walk in here and ask for a whole fried chicken, would you assume I was from Georgia?"
"Dunno son, it never come up.!"
"Then how come I walk in here and ask for a moonpie and an RC, you immediately assume I'm from the great state of Alabama?"
"Cause this here's a hardware store, son...."

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (5RkWa)

536 Aetius451AD, that's hilarious! It's kind of scary if you don't know what it is. Sometimes they sound like kids screaming.

Could just be a lost and confused furry.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (xkSJa)

537 The humidity.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

yeah, I can't even go back down south because of the heat and humidity

here, we get maybe a couple weeks of 80's in July and that's it

most of the time 75 in the summer

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (rpxSz)

538 The humidity.

Yeah, but the bass fishing is great!

Posted by: Case at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (cyroy)

539 I want land in Alaska.
And a cabin.

I'll figure out the rest.
Or not.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (PkVlr)

540 Could just be a lost and confused furry.

BRB, making sure all the doors are locked.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (MmFTx)

541 Can... barely... type... so tired... channeling Shatner. ...

Z-zzzzz

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell sux at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (jY84E)

542 I don't understand it. Maybe it's my background,
but I say worse things basically weekly than Trump has ever said.
Nothing he's ever said has ever offended me.



I guess that's the truth: The ruling class in this country is so
weaksauce that they'd literally rather throw the election to a Communist
than have their ideological chains yanked by an outsider.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (U7voe)

Obama was "unpresidential" all the time. And he was a mean fucker who lied and insulted people constantly. But they pretend somehow that he was dignified and all this other blatantly false crap that we're supposed to go along with like we are about tucked men sharing ladies rooms with 12 year old girls.

In October 2016 he told Trump to "stop whining" about rigged elections. They just reported it straight.

What? That's okay because he didn't "tweet" it? It's such a joke. It's all so fucking ridiculous and phony. Besides, the first Dem candidate that gets a childish "sick burn" on Trump is gonna be celebrated like the arrival of the Twelfth Imam.

Posted by: ... at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (Wge+f)

543 We lived in Columbus Ohio for about 25 years. It's an awful place, very Dem friendly, horrible school system. Our kids went to Catholic school and our grandkids are in the Worthington school system. We left 3 years ago when we bought the rv and are now residents of South Dakota. No state income tax. Our car and rv are tagged there and we vote there and a p.o. box is our permanent address. We get to Columbus maybe once a year to see family. I don't miss it.

Posted by: Abby at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (SM/op)

544 540 The screaming is coming from inside the house....

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (tAuzy)

545 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

---
it's always the same cause: being alive.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% mortality rate.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (LaaND)

546 Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (5RkWa)

Norm MacDonald does a 5 minute long classic version of this joke.

Posted by: ... at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (Wge+f)

547 Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% mortality rate.
Posted by: redc1c4 at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (LaaND)


life is terminal

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:16 AM (rpxSz)

548 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season

Unluckily for the fox, it's otter mating season.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 23, 2020 12:18 AM (ykYG2)

549 No mention of Nora Jones? It's a wonderful escape. Just sing me a song and let me close my eyes.

Posted by: pawn at February 23, 2020 12:18 AM (PveK5)

550 Oh, I'm sure you can find lower. Most people pay more, though, either in taxes or "county fees".

I'd be out of CA like a shot if not for family.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

I'd move to CA. If it wasn't for politics, but then a lot of people leaving or wanting to leave would stay. I also double checked, our property taxes are 1800 a year now, wife handles that stuff. $1200 was in 2010.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:19 AM (Rz2Nc)

551 Norm MacDonald does a 5 minute long classic version of this joke.

I stoled it from Lew Grizzard.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:20 AM (5RkWa)

552 It's woodpecker

knock your brains out on nurse ratched's house and make her batshit crazy

season.

I swear, these bastards are going to get me arrested.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:20 AM (PkVlr)

553 Maximizing Retirement.


If you're in a house that's worth a lot of money, and you own it outright or have major equity in it, maybe give this a try?

Fix it up and sell it off. Do your homework, and find a realtor who can get it at the top of the market.

Determine where you wanna live. Cost of living, etc. It all matters.

Look to invest the proceeds from the sale of your house into as many Rental Units as you can afford to squeeze into your portfolio. AVOID being a slumlord. Buy good, solid, middle-class or better properties. Set aside 3% of gross rents for maintenance.

Buy for yourself either a nice RV, or a yacht that suits your live-aboard needs. Why these options?

No property tax (CA taxes 'em though). No lawns to mow.

Keep re-investing rental profits into more rental units. Goal is to have a liveable income from a status of having 75% occupancy rate.

Rents go up a few percentage points per year, keeping up with inflation. *and* your properties are appreciating, all the while.

Contract a property management company to run the things, if you're not up to the challenge.

Finally.

When you've enjoyed all the "retirement" that you can stand, after maybe 10 years of rental ownership, sell the whole portfolio to an institutional investor.

The proceeds of such ought to damn well cover the final times of a Moron or 'Ette.

You know, parties, debauchery, The Villages, all that.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:21 AM (QzJWU)

554 > I want land in Alaska.
> And a cabin.

https://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/landsales

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 23, 2020 12:22 AM (Ewo9R)

555 Nurse.
Cabelas sells a scoped, suppressed, hypersonic pellet rifle for less than $300.
SSS!
Shoot, Shovel, Shut up.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:23 AM (5RkWa)

556 Yes, that is annoyingly loud, nurse ratched.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:23 AM (MmFTx)

557 548 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season

Unluckily for the fox, it's otter mating season.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 23, 2020 12:18 AM (ykYG2)


Usually at my house when there's screaming there's no mating for awhile.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:24 AM (wGeit)

558 I want land in Alaska.
And a cabin.

I'll figure out the rest.
Or not.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (PkVlr)

I know someone that has lots of acreage in Alaska for sale, very expensive. Not certain if they ever decided to break it up into smaller bits yet.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:24 AM (Rz2Nc)

559 Maybe a fake owl on the eaves would help deter them.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:25 AM (MmFTx)

560 I stoled it from Lew Grizzard.
Posted by: MarkY
-------

Funny dude. Died way too soon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (CDGwz)

561 The best woodpecker sounds are when they find something metal on your house.

Posted by: ... at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (Wge+f)

562 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

you're killing me here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (PkVlr)

563
Re: the fox mating.
Twice in the last two weeks, I've gone outside with the big searchlight and a small caliber to protect our cat... who ended up being in the house!
Foxes make weird noises.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (5RkWa)

564 Funny dude. Died way too soon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM


I'm convinced he came back.

Think about it: if Lewis Grizzard was to be reincarnated, who and what would he come back as?

I think this is reincarnated Lewis Grizzard: https://tinyurl.com/sr8m4ba

Posted by: Bert G at February 23, 2020 12:29 AM (OMsf+)

565 Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above
Don't fence me in
Let me ride in the wide open country I love
Don't fence me in
Let me be by myself in the evening breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever, but I ask you please
Don't fence me in

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:31 AM (NWiLs)

566 Love that Jethro Tull song

Posted by: Mike at February 23, 2020 12:33 AM (WWn8/)

567
https://youtu.be/imZjCbRuZ3c

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:33 AM (5RkWa)

568 I think this is reincarnated Lewis Grizzard: https://tinyurl.com/sr8m4ba
Posted by: Bert G
----

Well, yeah, powerful resemblance.

Mrs. H went to high school with him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 12:33 AM (CDGwz)

569

Just saw a Bloomberg ad on MeTV. It was a black man who had been in prison. He says Mike will reform the criminal justice system.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (aKsyK)

570 550 Oh, I'm sure you can find lower. Most people pay more, though, either in taxes or "county fees".

I'd be out of CA like a shot if not for family.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

I'd move to CA. If it wasn't for politics, but then a lot of people leaving or wanting to leave would stay. I also double checked, our property taxes are 1800 a year now, wife handles that stuff. $1200 was in 2010.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:19 AM (Rz2Nc)


Oh, the weather's nice. But the politics is a killer. We're on the verge of a complete breakdown in order - shopkeepers in SF no longer bother to call the cops when people come in and take inventory without paying. The cops won't do anything, and if they did do something the DA wouldn't charge. The results are pretty predictable.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (wGeit)

571 569

Just saw a Bloomberg ad on MeTV. It was a black man who had been in prison. He says Mike will reform the criminal justice system.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (aKsyK)


How is that going to fly when so many people are on him for "stop & frisk"?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (wGeit)

572 Just give me a shack and plenty of quiet time to write my manifesto.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (NWiLs)

573 So.....is it acceptable to bring girlfriends to MoMes?

I'm considering making a vacay with gf out of the road trip with the MoMe mixed in.

I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.

I love to listen to her chatter about things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)

574 573 So.....is it acceptable to bring girlfriends to MoMes?

I'm considering making a vacay with gf out of the road trip with the MoMe mixed in.

I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.

I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)

We'll need some candid photos as part of the rigorous pre-screening process.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:37 AM (NWiLs)

575 Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:21 AM (QzJWU)

Good advice, as always, Jim. My wife had rentals, sold them all and invested, never will have rentals again. Low end rentals bad, high end rentals good. Selling the high end house was funny. The realtor called with an offer, wife and I were in New Orleans so we couldn't sign, the buyers we're heading out to Aspen for a few weeks. We just put it off for a month until everyone was back in town.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:38 AM (Rz2Nc)

576 >I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.



I work with someone who mangles the language

the other day she said something was 'pernament'
she says supposably too
instead of being careful she says 'I was cautioned'

I can't say anything about it because it's widely believed at work that I have anger issues

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 23, 2020 12:40 AM (iTXRQ)

577 Bitter , I am bringing the bride on the honeymoon so it should be acceptable or there might be trouble. " shifty eyes,licks lips nervously ".

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:40 AM (tAuzy)

578 ..So.....is it acceptable to bring girlfriends to MoMes?

..I'm considering making a vacay with gf out of the road trip with the MoMe mixed in.

I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.

I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)



She'll fit right in. The MoMeet will likely adopt her.

You?

Work on the puppy-eyed look, would be my advice?


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:41 AM (QzJWU)

579 She is also an English language mangler
Drives me mad till I have to laugh .
.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:43 AM (tAuzy)

580 My aunt and my father-in-law both mangle proper nouns. It's adorable.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:43 AM (MmFTx)

581 Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:41 AM (QzJWU)

....

Ha!

You guys always give such a warm, fuzzy feeling.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:44 AM (MMC4G)

582 Oh, the weather's nice. But the politics is a killer. We're on the verge of a complete breakdown in order - shopkeepers in SF no longer bother to call the cops when people come in and take inventory without paying. The cops won't do anything, and if they did do something the DA wouldn't charge. The results are pretty predictable.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (wGeit)

Yes, read about that here (Ohio), places will shutdown.

My wife is currently vacationing out that way, San Jose, she knows the way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:45 AM (Rz2Nc)

583 My wife (now of 42 years) had only read some words, and never heard them pronounced. One time, she mentoned the outside of a building, which she pronounced "fuckaid." You can imagine the hilarity that ensued (entirely one-sided," Then there was the time she called something "ptch white." But she's come a long way. But still amusing.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:45 AM (HuH1F)

584 Pitch white.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:46 AM (HuH1F)

585
I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

I don't know about the MoMes, but I have a wife that is brilliant, but undereducated.
She knows the words, but has rarely heard half of them.
How can you not like someone like that?
She's read then all, and has established her own pronunciation. Kinda like when you watch a movie of a book you love, and they pronounce the words or names differently.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:46 AM (5RkWa)

586 Charles took me a while, facard?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:48 AM (tAuzy)

587 Facade.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:49 AM (HuH1F)

588 I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)

She sounds lovely, I'm certain it'll be just fine.

I like my wife's voice too, I just find it odd when she begins conversations with "you didn't listen to a word I said".

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:50 AM (Rz2Nc)

589 By the way, NZ Frank. I'd love to meet you sometime after all, I see to recall you have an M2.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:51 AM (HuH1F)

590 ..I don't know about the MoMes, but I have a wife that is brilliant, but undereducated.

She knows the words, but has rarely heard half of them.

How can you not like someone like that?

She's read then all, and has established her own pronunciation. Kinda like when you watch a movie of a book you love, and they pronounce the words or names differently.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:46 AM (5RkWa)



No mockery. She sounds a treasure.

And yet I've been forced into professional proximity with too many credentialed cretins with impeccable verbal skills, and not the brainpower with which to ignite a fart.

Bring her with you to the TxMoMeet. We'll all be the better for you being there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:53 AM (QzJWU)

591
I love to listen to her theories about things.

I just get her started and then sit back and listen. She makes me smile a lot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:55 AM (MMC4G)

592
Jim
We won't do the Tex Mo Meet.
There's some interest in a MidWest MO meet. Perhaps then.
We're gonna go to Nawlins for our first vacay in about 5 years next month. And that's for a family thang.
Small biz is a trial.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:58 AM (5RkWa)

593 Mrs. Simple is probably the smartest person I know. Why she's with me, I have no idea. She deserved beter.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:58 AM (HuH1F)

594 Charles love to meet also. Why yes I do have an M2 in the bigger Browning calibre.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:59 AM (tAuzy)

595 Bitter Clinger. Mark Y.


Y'all be at the Tx Mo Meet. Bring your ladies.

Why?

They're from my roots. I had to learn it all the hard way, from scratch. Up from nothing, with no more edumakashun than High School.

I've fumbled my way through more than a word or six.

Which is why I'm a better writer that talker, and always have been.

Still, at the Mo Meets? Your ladies will shine![/] I've absolutely no doubt whatsoever.

Just please be sure they groom your respective pelts, first, too?

Me, I'll just pick up a fresh pelt from the cleaners.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:00 AM (QzJWU)

596 Thank God for close tags.

I'm clearly not firing on all cylinders, here. And another long day on the road for work, tomorrow.

But, glutton for punishment, and near barreling.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:03 AM (QzJWU)

597 You misunderstand Jim. We run a small biz. We can't get away.
Not that we don't want to.
It's truly a big damn deal to get away.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:03 AM (5RkWa)

598 NZ Frank- I've looked into a pedestal-mounted 1917 (semi-auto) for my WWII Jeep. I probably won't ($$) But it calls out for one.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:05 AM (HuH1F)

599 My wife is smarter and a better person than me. She loves me, and gets me, too. I'm rather lucky that way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 01:06 AM (Rz2Nc)

600 Take her Charles take her roughly and now. You won't regret it and she needs a new daddy.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 01:08 AM (tAuzy)

601 Mrs. Simple is probably the smartest person I know. Why she's with me, I have no idea. She deserved beter.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:58 AM (HuH1F)

I know the feeling. I just figure she's studying me, to see what dumb ass thing I do next.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 01:09 AM (Rz2Nc)

602 I'm convinced that God commanded men to observe tafillah, and not women, not because men were special but because men were more fallen. Women pray and look out for others. Men have to be TOLD to.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:12 AM (HuH1F)

603 Southern states whining bout property yaxes n' taxes.....(spits)

trying to build a decent long house on wheels to beat feet outa Cali where Taxing to death is a 2020 campaign logo.


and the Getty Boy wants doctors to be able to write prescriptions for housing.....(the BIG one is pending shortly fer sure.) Hey doc?? how bout a prescription to euthanize most politicians in Sacto?

Nothing like a good start if ever was....

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:13 AM (kFkpX)

604 ..You misunderstand Jim. We run a small biz. We can't get away.
Not that we don't want to.
It's truly a big damn deal to get away.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:03 AM (5RkWa)



Oh, you have NO idea of what you've just done.

You've called for and cause a Major Mo Meet to be soon summed from the aether, and to constitute itself near to your town, organize itself within the bounds of your commerce, and otherwise just dump itself upon your lap at the most inconvenient and inopportune time.

You'd might as well just fess up and tell us the "where", so we can figure the "when".

You see, we do have a particular talent, a unique skill set. We will track you. We will find you. And we will Mo Meet you.

*presses "end" on phone*

You know what to do, Horde. You. Know. What. To. Do.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:13 AM (QzJWU)

605 Trust me Frank, I do, but at 29+ and 10 more, it's getting harder (or not, IYKWIM) I didn't really thinl I'd get this old.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:15 AM (HuH1F)

606
Yeah, Jim.
You come on heah, and organize that thang!
It will be done, I'm sure. But I ain't gonna do it

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:17 AM (5RkWa)

607 Oh, and Frank, read #3 and#6 and #7. Gonna hafta wait a coupla days. Hah.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:17 AM (HuH1F)

608 Night all

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:18 AM (5RkWa)

609 No worries.Your jeep will talk to you and tell what you should do.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 01:19 AM (tAuzy)

610 Read connect and comments, I know amateur, but I'm an old fart. I rarely comment but I just want to say this place is informative, imaginative, and fun. The most amusing place on the web.

Posted by: parker at February 23, 2020 01:19 AM (0RwPz)

611 Well that was F**kin awkward to even read....let alone comprehend.....but people come and people go ....so

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:22 AM (kFkpX)

612 Get well Charles. Nighty night from me.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 01:23 AM (tAuzy)

613 Parker, I selectively comment. Everyone here is more witty than I. But please, add your voice. And it IS the best place on the web.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:24 AM (HuH1F)

614 Speakin of jeeps.....stop me if I've shared the tail of my 1st daily driver....... a 42 Willy's

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:24 AM (kFkpX)

615 Goodnight good people!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 01:26 AM (Rz2Nc)

616 it's a very bushy tale.......

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:30 AM (kFkpX)

617 Mine's a 47 but it's like Washington's axe. There's nothing original. The frame is WWII, with the machine gun mount. Original L4 ? engine, blah blah blah Body's a 47 with the tailgate, though. My daughter bought it off the intrnet when she was 18. She just turned 35. The $2000 rebuild only cost me $10,000, so I consider it a bargain. Ahem.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:32 AM (HuH1F)

618 NZFrank, feeding the M2 is costly, no? I mean if it's being used much.

Range where I volunteer occasionally gets ships' companies doing their qualifications, and they bring M2s. Of course the things completely obliterate the target stands (just wood stakes sitting in a metal base, intended for paper targets on cardboard backers). One day a lieutenant apologized to a couple of us ROs, we were laughing and said "that's what you're here for!".

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 01:34 AM (El6T/)

619 With the passing of the greatest generation (there too), it's probably faded away, but "Willys" was the Russian word for jeep, of course picked up during WWII with the zillion jeeps provided under Lend-Lease.

I've noticed that Russian WWII films often are quite accurate in showing jeeps as the primary small vehicle for officers and others. So they must have a stock of them restored for movie use.

In the late '70s I saw a US jeep caisson that was being used as the trailer for a big tank of a beverage being sold in a park (kvas). Quite a thing.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 01:38 AM (El6T/)

620 617

If I was not just a stupid 20 sumthin in the early 80's, who sold it to a rancher in Pasa Robles for what I paid for it in 1975 (1,100.00) cuz money was tight....did a frame up restore....and hung on to it....be worth 40,000.00 on today's market....yep.

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:39 AM (kFkpX)

621 40th anniversary of "The Game".

Many of the proper vintage won't even require any explanation of *which* game that was.

Younger folks might wonder where the "USA!" chant first became popular, and why.

I had heard the result on the radio before the delayed replay on TV was broadcast. Watched the replay with two friends - they didn't know.

I kept it to myself. I remember, with the tension building in the 2nd half of the 3rd period, that I sort of forgot that I already knew who won, and got caught up with my friends' excitement and worry that the Soviets would tie the score.

Amazing time.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 01:44 AM (El6T/)

622 Well, we did a frame-up resto- except for the body. ALMOST everything else was replaced- frame, steering wheel, steering box, brakes (upgraded to 10"), transmission, seat frames, radiator, windshield and glass, rear end. It's easier to say what wasn't replaced.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:46 AM (HuH1F)

623 Oh, and of course springs and shocks.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:48 AM (HuH1F)

624 ..Yeah, Jim.

You come on heah, and organize that thang!

It will be done, I'm sure. But I ain't gonna do it.



The Horde will self-organize, and do it.

It is the way of our people.

Morons like me, do out best to throw some support into the effort, fund it where possible, and cheerlead it into success, otherwise.

Our record speaks of success.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:50 AM (QzJWU)

625 619

Willy's a Russian name? Not even dude...WTF???

Willy's Overland was an american car company that went into competition for the Army contract with Ford and a couple of other small timers to produce a 1/4 ton general purpose transport vehicle.

Russian......sorry

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:50 AM (kFkpX)

626 As I said, the Russians used "Willys" to refer to the jeep, which they received in their thousands and relied on during the war. Didn't say it was a Russian word or name, obviously.

Any more than "Studebaker" - also the word used for heavy trucks, for the same reason - was a Russian name.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 02:12 AM (El6T/)

627 GAZ dude.....GAZ

They made the GAZ, GAZ-21, Yugo and other stalwart screaming hunks of Russkie automotive.....huh.....well.....

junk......and you usually had to wait 5 to 10 years to take delivery on one of these beauties if you were living in Mother Russia

Dah

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 02:18 AM (kFkpX)

628 Latinx ralley to bernie sanders in nevada caucuses thanks to AOC spanish language campaigning for him. AOC is laying the ground work for presidential run in 2024 if bernie doesn't make it.

Posted by: raimondo at February 23, 2020 02:25 AM (liNK+)

629 thanks to AOC spanish language campaigning

What "Spanish language campaigning"?

I don't think AOC actually knows Spanish, other than kitchen Spanish. I've certainly never heard her give a speech in Spanish.

Her father was born in the Bronx, and her mother strikes me as the sort of upwardly-mobile parent who would insist that English be spoken in the house, so her kids could get ahead.

AOC is laying the ground work for presidential run in 2024 if bernie doesn't make it.

That would be just hilarious.

Bernie's going to get slaughtered in the general election, so therefore AOC's political star is on the rise.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 23, 2020 02:41 AM (I2/tG)

630 The commies will be all out to steal the EC vote tallies. $10 million will not be enough. $1 billion might be.

Posted by: parker at February 23, 2020 02:49 AM (0RwPz)

631 Feel the burn.

Posted by: USNtakim at February 23, 2020 02:51 AM (0OmEj)

632 Bernie's going to get slaughtered in the general election, so therefore AOC's political star is on the rise.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 23, 2020 02:41 AM (I2/tG)


If AOC survives the primary then the election. She's got Dems running against her in the primary as well as Republicans in the general. She had a cake walk her first go 'round as Crowley didn't take her seriously and did not really campaign. (He even sent a surrogate Spanish speaker to one 'debate' and not bothering to show up himself, that's how serious he took AOC.) Then, in the general, she was up against someone who was just a name on the ballot as he didn't campaign, either. This time, she's going to actually have to campaign and I don't think those campaign stops are going to be super friendly after the Amazon fiasco, along with her idiotic statements overall.

Let's just say I hope she's a shooting star that burns up in the 'campaign' atmosphere and fades quick. Her supporting radical Dem candidates against Dem incumbents won't endear her to the Party, either, which means no DNC campaign money. Napoleon Soda sure ain't gonna give her any money.

I'm not saying her seat is flippable, but it could happen as NYC is fed up with progressive laws like the No Bail Law and the sanctuary bullshit. Plus, Trump has really long coattails.

Posted by: RickZ at February 23, 2020 02:56 AM (Y8PSl)

633 Sleepy, pleasant dreams to all. Prosper and learn to reload. For me that means 38/357, and 308.

Posted by: parker at February 23, 2020 02:59 AM (0RwPz)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-22-2020 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Now, for the Biggest Award of the Year

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You always save the best awards for last, you know? A couple of weeks ago, the film industry foisted the Oscars upon us to tell us what industry insiders voted for, but now that that dog and pony show is done, we can get on to the real event: The Ace of Spades Best Movie of the Year Award for 2019.

This is a proud tradition on the Saturday Evening Movie Thread, and this is the third annual event. For 2017, the Horde awarded it to Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and last year we awarded the 2018 award to the Coen Brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Of course, for 2019, nominations need to be collected first. Trust me, I'm running ahead of schedule.

What I Saw This Year

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Honestly, not much new this year. I have two little kids and I don't go to the movie theater that frequently. I saw some of the bigger movies like Avengers: Endgame, but while I did enjoy it, I wouldn't go so far as to put it on any sort of best picture list. Out of what I did see, there are probably only three films that I would nominate myself: The Irishman, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, and Toy Story 4.




Out of those three, my favorite is pretty easily Toy Story 4, though.

There were others that came along and were really good. Marriage Story, Doctor Sleep, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Velvet Buzzsaw were all quality watches. There were other good films like Knives Out, Glass, and Midsommar that I enjoyed with some reservations. Then there were the comic book movies.

Endgame was great until it's final hour which was the biggest deleted scene that accidentally got left in a movie ever. Captain Marvel was borderline incomprehensible in terms of its internal logic. Joker was the first attempt at a serious movie a lot of people had seen in years and gave it high marks for trying instead of succeeding. Spider-Man: Far From Home was an unfocused mess. Dark Phoenix was just kind of unwatchable.

Then there was The Lion King which was a soulless adaptation of a flawed original, Dumbo which was a very thin diatribe by Tim Burton about how Disney is just the worst that kind of works, Men in Black: International which had no reason for existing and completely wasted Rebecca Ferguson, The King which was okay but kind of boring, and John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum in a franchise that I started out liking a bit and grew to steadily despise because of its prioritization of world building over storytelling.

Overall, based on what I saw, 2019 was an okay year at the movies. I didn't exactly see much, though. It's not like I write about movies on a daily basis or anything.


What I Missed

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As I wrote earlier, I don't go to the movies that often. Most of what I did see from 2019 was either on a streaming service or I got from a disc rental service.

Out of what I missed, I'd heard good things about Parasite, 1917, Ford v Ferrari, Uncut Gems, The Lighthouse, Little Women, The Highwaymen, Dolemite is My Name, Pain and Glory, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Richard Jewell. I'll probably end up seeing all of these at some point, of course.

And that's just the stuff that I'd heard really good things about.

There are many others released last year that I hadn't heard much about or noticed.
Part of the problem of living in flyover country is that my ability to see some of these things gets really limited, especially the more art house stuff like Pain and Glory. Its largest release was on 266 screens, not the thousands of a Marvel movie.


What Did You See?

So, the point of this is to collect our nominations for the Ace of Spades Saturday Evening Movie Thread Award for Best Movie of 2019.

Go ahead and list as many as you want, keeping them to 2019 releases. If you didn't see much, you're in my company. Just what you thought was best.

To make my life a tiny bit easier, please don't quote anyone else's list.
We'll do the vote on my next thread in three weeks and announce the winners in the one after that.

Because I'm on top of things and like to get stuff done early.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Emma.
Brahms: The Boy II
The Call of the Wild

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Killer Joe

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Rating 1.5/4) Full Review "I get it. It's fun to make fun of high school drama, emotions, and hormones, but it's done at the expense of Peter's actual journey. He doesn't know what to do in the face of Stark's death, and in the movie he's supposed to come out of that shadow and become his own superhero." [STARZ]
Jabberwocky (Rating 3/4) Full Review "I can't help but like this movie. If it weren't as funny, I'd be less inclined to like it as much as I do for it really is a messy and overlong film. But, it still managed to win me over." [Personal Collection]
Live and Let Die (Rating 2/4) Full Review "Discarding the seriousness of Connery, they never embraced the thin silliness that Moore was suited for. Add in unnecessarily confused and complicated storytelling as well as a big action scene that feels wrong, and I've got a movie I wanted to like a lot more than I did." ["Library"]
The Spy Who Loved Me (Rating 3/4) Full Review "It finally fully embraces the fact that it's not a deep adventure but just a fun one. The gadgets are amusing. Bond floats through it." ["Library"]
Octopussy (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "The only Bond movie under Moore that understands how to unfold a mystery and gives us a compelling antagonist. This movie is really underappreciated and is Moore's best outing." ["Library"]
Licence to Kill (Rating 3/4) Full Review "It's good stuff, but a quick end to the second shortest tenure as Bond." ["Library"]
Goldeneye (Rating 4/4) Full Review "This is the reboot Bond didn't need, but it delivered so incredibly well." [Netflix Instant]
The World Is Not Enough (Rating 1/4) Full Review "It lurches from one scene to the next with two antagonists that never gel, creating disparate goals that feel like they should be connected but aren't. The Bond girls are wastes of ideas. It's flatly filmed with terrible actions sequences. This might be the worst Bond film." [Netflix Instant]


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1 Movie sign!

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 07:52 PM (VNfwt)

2 Last movie I saw in a theater was Spider-Man Far from Home

Posted by: lin-duh at February 22, 2020 07:52 PM (iXJM1)

3 Hiya James Monroe !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:53 PM (arJlL)

4 Glass and Midway. Both kinda meh.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 07:53 PM (VNfwt)

5 Dunkirk. What a disappointment. Could have been so much better.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 07:53 PM (u82oZ)

6 Last movie we went out to see was 1917. I'm glad I saw it in the theatre to get the full effect.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 07:54 PM (6EF41)

7 Greeting!!!

Now to read the content!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 22, 2020 07:54 PM (a4qVe)

8 Other corgis notified.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 07:55 PM (u82oZ)

9 I see The James Madison has a License to watch movies. Well played 003.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:55 PM (GwOXV)

10 Hey everybody! Yay movie thread!! Thanks TJM!

TJM, once again we agree, GoldenEye is one of the best Bond flicks. Now I'd like to know what you think of the first Bond post-9/11 flick, Die Another Day. I always thought it (and Madonna's theme song) were surprisingly good.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 07:55 PM (L2ZTs)

11 Waiting and wind up last

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 07:55 PM (ZCEU2)

12 Movie sign

Better than the Grail Sign?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:56 PM (GwOXV)

13 Whoa, TJM!


That is a whole-lotta Bond in one week.

Are you carrying around the PPK again?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:56 PM (sy5kK)

14
I did not see Toy Story 4
I borrowed it then decided I didn't want to cry

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 07:57 PM (G546f)

15 I saw nearly everything because of AMC AList

Parasite
1917
Hollywood
Irishman
Ferrari
Richard Jewell
Jo No Rabbit
Joker

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 07:57 PM (ZFdlO)

16 Thought Dunkirk was good, just not a top 10 war movie.
Actually same with 1917

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 07:57 PM (ZCEU2)

17
10 Hey everybody! Yay movie thread!! Thanks TJM!

TJM, once again we agree, GoldenEye is one of the best Bond flicks. Now I'd like to know what you think of the first Bond post-9/11 flick, Die Another Day. I always thought it (and Madonna's theme song) were surprisingly good.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 07:55 PM (L2ZTs)

======

I did not like it. Serious tonal problems kept me from enjoying it as goofy fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 07:58 PM (zZbCU)

18
TJM, once again we agree, GoldenEye is one of the best Bond flicks. Now I'd like to know what you think of the first Bond post-9/11 flick, Die Another Day. I always thought it (and Madonna's theme song) were surprisingly good.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 07:55 PM (L2ZTs)


raises hand in agreement.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:58 PM (sy5kK)

19 I don't see nearly as many movies as I used to.

2019... I thoroughly enjoyed Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

Posted by: davidt at February 22, 2020 07:58 PM (l3+k2)

20 Last movie I saw in a theater was Spider-Man Far from Home
Posted by: lin-duh

What were you wearing ?

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:58 PM (arJlL)

21 Just what the world needs, another remake of Emma.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2020 07:58 PM (4thlk)

22 Oops, never mind about Die Another Day, TJM.
I see you didn't like it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 07:59 PM (L2ZTs)

23 We have movie sign!!

TCM played "Network" a while back. Can they even write like this anymore?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 07:59 PM (Dc2NZ)

24 GODDAMN HAMSTERS KEEP SAYING MY POST IS SPAM

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 07:59 PM (G546f)

25 vmom - why would you cry? Because the toy gets bought, gets home then dumped in a corner for the newest toy that comes along?

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 07:59 PM (ZCEU2)

26 i watched ford vs ferarri this week. i thought it was done well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 07:59 PM (KP5rU)

27 I nominate Ford versus Ferrari

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (G546f)

28 Octopussy (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review
"The only Bond movie under Moore that understands how to unfold a
mystery and gives us a compelling antagonist. This movie is really
underappreciated and is Moore's best outing."



It's one of Roger's better ones. Louis Jordan is good as the bad guy and it has the absolutely gorgeous Kristina Wayborn.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (8Y6Or)

29 2019... I thoroughly enjoyed Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.
Posted by: davidt at February 22, 2020 07:58 PM (l3+k2)
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Ditto. For me, the nostalgia factor was way high, as I remember what it was like being in SoCal at that time.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (jW9oF)

30 LCD, thanks.

I admit when it comes to Bond, especially anytime after Roger Moore's debut? IMHO it's a bad idea to take any of those films anywhere near seriously.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (L2ZTs)

31 22 Oops, never mind about Die Another Day, TJM.
I see you didn't like it. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 07:59 PM (L2ZTs)


no need to be sorry, TJM appreciates all opinions.

He isn't some gray-haired Communist whining about taking down Billionaires.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (sy5kK)

32 One vote for that movie about that issue that is soooo important today!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 08:01 PM (oVJmc)

33 Winnowed:
The word "fuck" as a crutch emphasis, it will mark the 2000-2020 era. In the 90s gangsters held their pistols sideways, even in timeless movies like The Usual Suspects. Now it marks bad work like Picard and good work like The Witcher. Avoiding "fuck" is a font of creativity.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:01 PM (LxTcq)

34 LCD, thank God :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:01 PM (L2ZTs)

35 TCM is running academy award winners this month. Tonight at 2:00 CST is the original Planet of the Apes.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (VNfwt)

36 When I mention the movie that is the second poster in the post and starts with The Ballad of
puxy thinks I'm a spammer

just wanted to.say I only watched some of it coz it was depressing, not funny

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (G546f)

37 Eris, no because now the writers are part of that system of systems and have no curiosity to wonder if there is something in the next pasture.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (GwOXV)

38
Saw the Irishman, give it a "just ok rating", although a few of the performances were good.

I would definitely nominate The Highwaymen although if I remember a lot of people here couldn't get past the actors real lives.

Didn't see 1917 but predict an aoshq win.

My wife went to see Little Women and loved it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (r+sAi)

39 Octopussy (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review
"The only Bond movie under Moore that understands how to unfold a
mystery and gives us a compelling antagonist. This movie is really
underappreciated and is Moore's best outing."



It's one of Roger's better ones. Louis Jordan is good as the bad guy and it has the absolutely gorgeous Kristina Wayborn.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (8Y6Or)
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It's a good 'un. IMO, it's edged by For Your Eyes Only as best of the Roger Moore Bonds.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (jW9oF)

40 no need to be sorry, TJM appreciates all opinions.

He isn't some gray-haired Communist whining about taking down Billionaires.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (sy5kK)

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Well, except yours.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (zZbCU)

41 Keep forgetting to watch Ford vs Ferrari on Demand, maybe tomorrow

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (ZCEU2)

42 oh thank heavens that went thru

OUATIH was ok, but too long and not enough action

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (G546f)

43 All Hail Eris, fun fact:

The same guy who wrote Marty in the early 1950s, wrote Network. Paddy Chayevsky.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:03 PM (L2ZTs)

44 I saw
Joker
Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
1917
The Irishman
Ford vs Ferrari
The Highwaymen


put me down for "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"

but I'm a QT fan- ymmv

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (iTXRQ)

45 We have movie sign!!

TCM played "Network" a while back. Can they even write like this anymore?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

I saw that for the first time a coupla weeks ago.

I was blown away by some parts of it.

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (arJlL)

46 JoJo Rabbit.

See it.


Heil me!!!!

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (Ed8Zd)

47 Second vote for The Highwaymen.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (tT0V4)

48 Skip, yeah, I was warned it was tearjerker and I chickened out

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (G546f)

49 We need a remake of Gone with the Wind. But a comedy. Like Blazing Saddles.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (Orx/W)

50 41: skip, you will enjoy it. it's a gearhead flick.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (KP5rU)

51 I didn't many films at all this past year.

I did see Dunkirk, Unplanned and Faustina - Love and Mercy however. Faustina and Unplanned were both marketed to a very limited audience.

Oh, and dozens of viewings of Frozen. Barf.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (Y4EXg)

52
Daredevil Mad Mike Hughes has killed his fool self by launching himself on a homemade steam rocket:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8033605

He goes up, then comes back down. Hard. Total Fail.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (rCwaK)

53 Qdpsteve, the DVDs have arrived. Thanks!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (jW9oF)

54 oh recently saw Joker
ehh
good acting but that's it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (G546f)

55 I'm looking forward to when 1917 is available for purchase on disc.

Also TJM, I shared this last week, wanted to make sure you saw it because I didn't hear back, but The Deer Hunter is coming on 4k blu-ray in May. Shout Factory is releasing it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (L2ZTs)

56 Captain Obvious, you are quite welcome!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (L2ZTs)

57 30 LCD, thanks.

I admit when it comes to Bond, especially anytime after Roger Moore's debut? IMHO it's a bad idea to take any of those films anywhere near seriously.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (L2ZTs)

Growing up, we didn't see a lot of movies. 4 young hungry boys took care of the household budget.

My first movie I ever saw, that I remember anyway, was my Granny taking me, a brother, and a couple of cousins to see "101 Dalmatians".

The second one, a few years later, was going to the drive-in movie to see "Goldfinger".

My dad, a big car guy, audibly gasped when they crushed that brand new Lincoln and dropped it into the Ranchero.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (sy5kK)

58
Oh, and dozens of viewings of Frozen. Barf.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (Y4EXg)

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Junior has suddenly gotten into the Home Alone movies. They're kind of on a loop at the moment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (zZbCU)

59 Not that most of you ever heard of her but Billie Eilish does the new James Bond theme written with her brother. Its pretty James Bondish
https://youtu.be/GB_S2qFh5lU

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (ZCEU2)

60 I have Gemini Man next to watch

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (G546f)

61 Can we nominate films in the 'old forgotten veterans' category, like they do baseball and football players for their respective HoFs?

If so, I'd like to nominate Prometheus from 2012. A film that hasn't received nearly the love it should have.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (DMUuz)

62 Irishman is an art film about getting old and having
regret

I would have gone full Galipoli at the end of 1917. One shot creates a sense of isolation and dread

Parasite has a script that Hitchcock would have loved. Entertaining plot twists and revelations about human depravity

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (ZFdlO)

63 vmom, you didn't like that Joker basically portrayed groups like pantyfa as a bunch of violent screaming idiots?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (L2ZTs)

64 I have so much difficulty understanding women.

My wife is wrapped in a blanket this evening watching a movie.

I had heard her sniffle a bit and asked how she was feeling.

She stated she was feeling down.

In order to bring her spirits up I suggested she make me some food since it always makes her so happy.

She punched me and asked how do you feel now?

Still hungry I told her

Posted by: Parker Longbaugh at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (Pgcou)

65 49 We need a remake of Gone with the Wind. But a comedy. Like Blazing Saddles.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob

from Prissy's pov?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:07 PM (G546f)

66 I saw the Deer Hunter in the theater, I hate that stupid movie

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 08:07 PM (ZCEU2)

67 Lotta good movies this year:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_in_film

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_films_of_2019

My favorite just for fun was "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"




Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

68 Also TJM, I shared this last week, wanted to make sure you saw it because I didn't hear back, but The Deer Hunter is coming on 4k blu-ray in May. Shout Factory is releasing it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (L2ZTs)

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I saw that. I may get it. I've only seen it once many years ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:07 PM (zZbCU)

69 I saw three films this year:

* Toy Story 4: Disappointing. Dull story. John Lasseter is badly missed. Dazzling visuals.

* Ford Versus Ferrari: Disappointing. I was expecting something more than the usual cliches. No depth of character, racing bits were dull. It's a sign of how degenerate the times are when a movie is praised because it doesn't hate men.

* Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Surprisingly good. Does a terrific job of recreating 1969 - I was there: trust me, I know. The Mansons come across as, well, as creepy as they really were. A good story, well told. It gets my vote.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 22, 2020 08:07 PM (S6ArX)

70 Did not care for the Irishman. I felt likes I had seen it a million times/ Casino, Godfather, Goodfellas, etc.

Once Upon a Time was great.

I couldt last more than 15 minutes into the Joker.


Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (Ed8Zd)

71 64 I have so much difficulty understanding women.

My wife is wrapped in a blanket this evening watching a movie.

I had heard her sniffle a bit and asked how she was feeling.

She stated she was feeling down.

In order to bring her spirits up I suggested she make me some food since it always makes her so happy.

She punched me and asked how do you feel now?

Still hungry I told her
Posted by: Parker Longbaugh at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (Pgcou)


I thought the Saturday Night Joke was in the next thread.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (sy5kK)

72 I barley go to the movies anymore. I don't even remember the last movie I saw. I'm thinking it was one of the more recent girl power star wars movies where it ended with the rebellion down to 6 people, a jet ski, and a crate of pomegranates.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (9Om/r)

73 LCD, your parents sound like mine. For quite some time, they were notorious for refusing to let me and my sisters watch anything that wasn't rated G.

Then we got a VCR and that rule apparently kind of flew out the window. I first saw 10 when I was about 15. Loved it then, still love it now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (L2ZTs)

74 The generation that didn't "trust anyone over 30" also couldn't give a damn about anyone 10 year -younger- than themselves. That's why they're wheeling out Deniro and his circle of special super-friends again, one last time. The world of the 21st century, twenty years in, is still an interesting place, fuckface.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (LxTcq)

75 Irishman is an art film about getting old and having
regret

But love is never having to say you're sorry !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (arJlL)

76 Last movie I saw in the theater was "It's Complicated".

Yes, it was a date night movie. Pure crapola.

Alex Baldwin has a scene or two where he was almost nekkid and he was hairless as a bald mouse.

Last time I saw the bastard in a movie before that stink bomb was "The Shadow". Another stink bomb.

In that one, he had hair to spare you could have braided his shoulders.

Weird.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (Z+IKu)

77
OMG. I saw "Flat Earth" on one of those rockets and wondered. Yep, Mad Mike is a flat-earther, and this was part of his project to prove the truth by going up high to prove it's all Lies and the earth is really flat.

No joke. Oh, and a steam rocket. You heat water well over boiling in a pressurized vessel, then release it through a nozzle.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (rCwaK)

78
61 Can we nominate films in the 'old forgotten veterans' category, like they do baseball and football players for their respective HoFs?

If so, I'd like to nominate Prometheus from 2012. A film that hasn't received nearly the love it should have.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (DMUuz

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*twitches *

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (zZbCU)

79 >My dad, a big car guy, audibly gasped when they crushed that brand new Lincoln and dropped it into the Ranchero.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


and then the Ranchero drove away with a crushed Lincoln in the back and the suspension didn't buckle an inch

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (iTXRQ)

80 If so, I'd like to nominate Prometheus from 2012. A film that hasn't received nearly the love it should have.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (DMUuz)
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*flamethrows*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-x78afiSZU

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

81 Skip, an entire feature film editing course could be taught around how to make The Deer Hunter shorter and work better as a film.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (L2ZTs)

82 Only movie that came out this year that I might want to watch is the Joker.

Did TheJamesMadison forget that one?

Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (4thlk)

83 I saw zero movies in the thea-yater last year. Year before too. I did see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood recently on my teevee. I liked it. the pacing was odd, but, given the fact that I am also a David Lynch fan, this did not bother me. Tarantino has a gift, even if I don't like all his movies (Pulp Fiction is simply too icky - I preferred Inglourious Basterds).

Going to the theater is a fvcking chore. With rare exceptions, I am willing to wait for a movie to become available on DVD or streaming ,or whatever.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 08:10 PM (x8Wzq)

84 and then the Ranchero drove away with a crushed Lincoln in the back and the suspension didn't buckle an inch
Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (iTXRQ)
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They built 'em tough in those days...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:10 PM (jW9oF)

85
82 Only movie that came out this year that I might want to watch is the Joker.

Did TheJamesMadison forget that one?
Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (4thlk)

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Didn't forget. I just didn't like it that much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:11 PM (zZbCU)

86 The highwayman was great. But the Frank Hamer book was even better.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 08:11 PM (Ed8Zd)

87 I know its a weird concept but JoJo Rabbit looks like I would like it, but haven't seen it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 08:12 PM (r+sAi)

88 24 GODDAMN HAMSTERS KEEP SAYING MY POST IS SPAM
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 07:59 PM (G546f)


If you post something from another site, or even copy here sometimes, run your post through this first.

Some other moron pointed this out to me long ago. It shows you the characters that Pixy doesn't like.

Then you copy and paste the result to this blog, and manually delete all the 8220's and other stuff.

It isn't perfect, but it works.

https://www.charset.org/html-special-characters

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:12 PM (sy5kK)

89 "The Highwaymen" is excellent. I dig true crime movies

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:13 PM (iTXRQ)

90 Out of the probable nominees, I only saw The Irishman. It held my attention while I watched it, and it was nice to see Joe Pesci again (and playing against type, no less), but it just left me feeling cold. I'd probably pick Once Upon a Time in Hollywood over that, and I haven't even seen it yet.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 22, 2020 08:14 PM (2PXwn)

91 Only movie that came out this year that I might want to watch is the Joker.

Did TheJamesMadison forget that one?
Posted by: lowandslow


His close friends call him James Monroe.....

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 08:14 PM (arJlL)

92 I couldn't watch The Irishman. I made it till the scene where DeNiro's character kicks the crap out of the grocer.

It looked nothing like a mob hit man kicking the shit out of someone. It looked like a washed-up, 75 year old man pretending to kick the shit out of someone. It was so badly done as to be unwatchable.

I turned it off and watched "Rick and Morty" reruns.

Posted by: Pete Polarek at February 22, 2020 08:14 PM (C1NyB)

93
and then the Ranchero drove away with a crushed Lincoln in the back and the suspension didn't buckle an inch
Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (iTXRQ)


You were in our car and heard the next thing my dad said?

"G*ddammed Ranchero can't take that kind of load!"

"BOB! The kids are in the back seat!"

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:15 PM (sy5kK)

94 know its a weird concept but JoJo Rabbit looks like I would like it, but haven't seen it.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 08:12 PM (r+sAi)


Its a moron Five Stars. Or Five hobos?

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 08:16 PM (Ed8Zd)

95 Looked at the trailer for 'Call of the Wild'. Looks entertaining, but laden with not-so-hot CGI.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 08:16 PM (xSo9G)

96 Of the trailers I saw, that Marriage Story looks f'ing depressing.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 08:17 PM (r+sAi)

97 I have to vote for For Your Eyes Only as the best of the Moore Bonds. I'm leaning toward Casino Royale (D. Craig, not P. Sellers, et al.) as the best Bond overall.

In 2019-2020, I would have to pick Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, despite Mr. Pitt's ridiculous acceptance speech!

Posted by: Jayhawkone at February 22, 2020 08:17 PM (f2FDj)

98 The Great Escape is coming to Criterion in a few months.

Also, 1917 is coming out in March on disc, it turns out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:17 PM (L2ZTs)

99 Oh how could we forget about Richard Jewell.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 08:18 PM (r+sAi)

100 and then the Ranchero drove away with a crushed Lincoln in the back and the suspension didn't buckle an inch
Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM (iTXRQ)


You were in our car and heard the next thing my dad said?

"G*ddammed Ranchero can't take that kind of load!"

"BOB! The kids are in the back seat!"
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Yeah, but they WEREN"T in the back of the Ranchero !

Just sayin.....

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 08:18 PM (arJlL)

101 >> Looks entertaining, but laden with not-so-hot CGI.

Even the dog is CGI. I saw something the other day. The dog was actually played by an actor, crawling around all fours making the mannerisms and facial expressions. They turned him into a dog via CGI magic.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:18 PM (rCwaK)

102 Of last year's movies I'd rate "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" as the best -- though if you include documentaries I'd push "They Shall Not Grow Old" to the number 1 spot.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 08:18 PM (m7tTY)

103 40 no need to be sorry, TJM appreciates all opinions.

He isn't some gray-haired Communist whining about taking down Billionaires.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (sy5kK)

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Well, except yours.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:02 PM (zZbCU)


;-)

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:18 PM (sy5kK)

104 Also liked "Midway"

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:18 PM (iTXRQ)

105 I have Gemini Man next to watch

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:06 PM (G546f)


The one with Ben Murphy?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 08:19 PM (8Y6Or)

106 1917 and Jewell were the best last year . sorry you missed them.

I agree about Joker.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 08:19 PM (iED2r)

107 Eris, did you see this?

Using Network as how to write satire. Includes references to Paddy's notes when he was writing the story.

https://youtu.be/gtWowXdkjk0

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:20 PM (GwOXV)

108 What with one thing and another, I never see movies or pay attention to critics, but, is it true there is a thread of criticism of Adam Sandler's Uncut Gems that claims it is the worst comedy evar?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 08:20 PM (6rS3m)

109 Wick III from Redbox. Thought they were making it up as they went.

Then saw something on utube which whatever the wording used confirmed my bias that they just made it up as they went.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 08:20 PM (1g7ch)

110 Of the trailers I saw, that Marriage Story looks f'ing depressing.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 08:17 PM (r+sAi)
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It's very well written and acted. There are some scenes that are hilarious. But the overall arc is, as you say, kind of depressing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (jW9oF)

111 Oh, and dozens of viewings of Frozen. Barf.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 08:05 PM (Y4EXg


Just let it go, man

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (myjNJ)

112 49 We need a remake of Gone with the Wind. But a comedy. Like Blazing Saddles.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (Orx/W)


From a 1974 perspective, absolutely.

From a 2020 "woke" perspective, please, just kill me now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (sy5kK)

113 without pacino, the irishman would have sucked sweaty donkey taint.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (KP5rU)

114
CGI dog story:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8028581

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (rCwaK)

115 #94 Well it's no Iron Sky ..

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (ybsRV)

116 Five Blazing Hobos!

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (GwOXV)

117 I got "Escape Room" from Netflix. Good?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:22 PM (Dc2NZ)

118 Even the dog is CGI. I saw something the other day. The dog was actually played by an actor, crawling around all fours making the mannerisms and facial expressions. They turned him into a dog via CGI magic.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:18 PM (rCwaK)
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Rudd Weatherwax turns in his grave.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:22 PM (jW9oF)

119 >>> Endgame was great until it's final hour which was the biggest deleted scene that accidentally got left in a movie ever.


Great movie review in a single sentence.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 08:23 PM (1g7ch)

120 "Surf Nazis on the Moon Must Die"????

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:23 PM (GwOXV)

121 "Dunkirk" was good, but it failed my primary test for historical movies: it didn't make me think "that's what it must have been like."

Another historical I saw last year that I didn't get too excited about was "The Favorite." Too much sniggering about lesbians, not enough Marlborough.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 08:23 PM (m7tTY)

122 >Rudd Weatherwax turns in his grave.
Posted by: Captain Obvious


raise your hand if you know who Rudd Weatherwax was

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:23 PM (iTXRQ)

123 Copland was mentioned down thread, one of Stallones better performances and a good plot.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 08:23 PM (tAuzy)

124 *flamethrows*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-x78afiSZU
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM


You prefer Covenant, I take it?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (DMUuz)

125 Not a lot of new stuff out there I want to acquire. Been looking for Youngblood, the old hockey movie with Robe Lowe and Patrick Swayze.

And Cynthia Gibb. Dear Lord, she was a smoke-show. And recent pics tell me she has aged very well.

Mrs. Mahon found a copy on Amazon for 35 bucks. Not ready to drop that much cash for a fairly mediocre sports movie.

But...Cynthia Gibb.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (x8Wzq)

126 Saw Iron Sky, twice. Holds up.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (ybsRV)

127 107 Eris, did you see this?

Using Network as how to write satire. Includes references to Paddy's notes when he was writing the story.

https://youtu.be/gtWowXdkjk0
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:20 PM (GwOXV)
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No, Anna, thanks!

This was the best satire because it's just amped up reality.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

128 Another historical I saw last year that I didn't get too excited about was "The Favorite." Too much sniggering about lesbians, not enough Marlborough.
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 08:23 PM (m7tTY)
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It also had the worst end credit design in the history of motion pictures.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (jW9oF)

129 Lassie, did Timmy fall in the well again?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (GwOXV)

130 LOL.

Munster Go Home! is coming out on blu-ray in March.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (L2ZTs)

131 The only movie I cared to see last year was '1917', and I saw that movie this year...

Oh yeah, it was excellent and I nominate '1917' for your consideration.

Posted by: Reactionary at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (DuiRk)

132 124 *flamethrows*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-x78afiSZU
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:09 PM

You prefer Covenant, I take it?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (DMUuz)
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*nukes from orbit*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (Dc2NZ)

133 "Midway" was a decent 1950s war movie with some jarringly poor 1990s CGI. Saving grace: no pandering to SJWs.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (m7tTY)

134
Even the dog is CGI. I saw something the other day. The dog was actually played by an actor, crawling around all fours making the mannerisms and facial expressions. They turned him into a dog via CGI magic.
Posted by: publius
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That was immediately obvious. So obvious as to be distracting. Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, and Benji howl derision from their graves.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (xSo9G)

135 Eris, did you see this?

Using Network as how to write satire. Includes references to Paddy's notes when he was writing the story.

https://youtu.be/gtWowXdkjk0
Posted by: Anna Puma

Whoa

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (arJlL)

136 Prometheus viewing kept me from even viewing Covenant.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:26 PM (GwOXV)

137 "Midway" was a decent 1950s war movie with some jarringly poor 1990s CGI. Saving grace: no pandering to SJWs.
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (m7tTY)
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Maybe it's because I have eyes that aren't 100%, but I didn't think the CGI was bad.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:26 PM (jW9oF)

138 So..........just saw an ad for fauxcohontas with barky endorsing her

Bawahahaha

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 08:26 PM (/UQ/R)

139 The cold open of Die Anther Day is surprisingly good. It would have been better to have a bad one, that it not get your expectations up. Each Bond actor, with at least 3 movies, has started on a great note and ended on a stinker.



Here's the trailer to the game Kerbal Space Program 2. I have the M83 album because of this.

https://youtu.be/P_nj6wW6Gsc

The amount of hope and nostalgia that they attach to green cartoon characters is remarkable. In 2024, God willing, we will go to the moon again. And to Mars in our lifetime, even though I am 29 like everyone else here.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:27 PM (LxTcq)

140 We need a remake of Gone with the Wind. But a comedy. Like Blazing Saddles.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (Orx/W)





From a 1974 perspective, absolutely.



From a 2020 "woke" perspective, please, just kill me now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:21 PM (sy5kK)

Can you imagine how shit-tastic a remake would be? Rhett Butler would be transitioning to a woman, Ashley Wilkes would be gay. The black female slaves would defeat the Confederacy, Scarlett would be a lesbian

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 08:27 PM (8Y6Or)

141 Going with OUATIH. Best time I had at the movies in a very long while.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 08:27 PM (Wge+f)

142 Then we got a VCR and that rule apparently kind of flew out the window. I first saw 10 when I was about 15. Loved it then, still love it now.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:08 PM (L2ZTs)

"Bolero" was incredibly popular, suddenly, as classic music, for some reason.

Must of been because the score was written by Henry Mancini.

Or maybe some other reason.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:27 PM (sy5kK)

143 Saving grace: no pandering to SJWs.
Posted by: Trimegistus

If I remember right, Midway was made with Chinese money. The Chinese have long memories about the Japanese and the Japanese were not portrayed sympathetically. Which I'm cool with.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 08:28 PM (VNfwt)

144
"I just want to say, nobody beat the shit out of Bruce."

"I think the dent in that car says otherwise."

"What the FUCK did you do to my car?"

"What the fuck did you do to her car?"

"Why, I threw this little prick into it. But I did not know it was her car."

Posted by: davidt at February 22, 2020 08:28 PM (l3+k2)

145 Prometheus viewing kept me from even viewing Covenant.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:26 PM (GwOXV)


I can actually watch Prometheus, in spite of the really stupid part, but Covenant was pure evil. Saw Covenant once.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 08:29 PM (aS1PU)

146
Blago on Jesse Watters: Trumped has trumped the former president in terms of testicular virility.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:29 PM (rCwaK)

147 I only saw 1917 and Created Equal

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 08:29 PM (/UQ/R)

148 I guess JT viewed that 10 minute video and liked it?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:30 PM (GwOXV)

149 133 "Midway" was a decent 1950s war movie with some jarringly poor 1990s CGI. Saving grace: no pandering to SJWs.
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (m7tTY)
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My initial thought in the theater was "Oh crap, this is the CW version of WWII", but as I settled in it was a surprisingly solid telling of the story with some good acting. Very old-fashioned -- but that's not a knock.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

150 Oh forgot.....we did take grandson to toy story 4

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 08:30 PM (/UQ/R)

151 Not another Jane Austen remake .. NOOO

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 08:31 PM (ONvIw)

152 Two movies I saw this week are The Lion In Winter (196 and In Which We Serve (1942). Both are good.

The Lion In Winter is the ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas movie. Henry II has kept his wife, Catherine of Aragon, imprisoned for last ten years as she rose against him in a civil war but he wants her to attend as he decides which of their three sons will inherit the throne. Meanwhile, the King of France is in attendance to enforce a treaty in which his sister is to marry Henry's eldest son Richard but Henry himself took a liking to her and has been banging her. Meanwhile Catherine and kids are all scheming, betraying, conspiring. Imagine the DNC Convention this year. Very well written and acted, it's well worth seeing.

In Which We Serve is about a destroyer sunk by a German air attack. Although clearly propaganda, it is enjoyable and the air attack is well done. What struck me most, however, is the way the Brits chose to portray themselves. Much stiff upper lip and muddling through. These characteristics are what is so hated by the anti-white racists. The calm response in the face of crisis contrasts with the hysterical shrieking about imaginary threats so common in our contemporary political enemies.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 08:32 PM (+y/Ru)

153 122 >Rudd Weatherwax turns in his grave.
Posted by: Captain Obvious


raise your hand if you know who Rudd Weatherwax was
Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:23 PM (iTXRQ)

Lassie! Come home, Lassie!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:32 PM (sy5kK)

154 I've seen zero movies in the theater or on TV or using a DVD last year and this year. Been busy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 08:32 PM (u82oZ)

155 Blago on Jesse Watters: Trumped has trumped the former president in terms of testicular virility.
Posted by: publius
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Blago is right, of course, but the same thing would be true of any random Smurf.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 08:32 PM (xSo9G)

156 My dad, a big car guy, audibly gasped when they crushed that brand new Lincoln and dropped it into the Ranchero.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


I have owned a Lincoln and a Ranchero. I gasped too.
That's upward of 5000 pounds of scrap going into a quarter-ton Falcon.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 22, 2020 08:32 PM (8IOEj)

157 The Lion In Winter is the ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas movie. Henry II has kept his wife, Catherine of Aragon, imprisoned for last ten years as she rose against him in a civil war but he wants her to attend as he decides which of their three sons will inherit the throne. Meanwhile, the King of France is in attendance to enforce a treaty in which his sister is to marry Henry's eldest son Richard but Henry himself took a liking to her and has been banging her. Meanwhile Catherine and kids are all scheming, betraying, conspiring. Imagine the DNC Convention this year. Very well written and acted, it's well worth seeing.
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Psst...it's Eleanor of Acquitaine

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:33 PM (jW9oF)

158 151 Not another Jane Austen remake .. NOOO
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 08:31 PM (ONvIw)
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Ha!

Mom and I watched the Kate Beckinsale version in anticipation of this new "Emma", and next it'll be the Gwynnie version.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

159 Here's the trailer to the game Kerbal Space Program 2. I have the M83 album because of this.

https://youtu.be/P_nj6wW6Gsc

The amount of hope and nostalgia that they attach to green cartoon characters is remarkable. In 2024, God willing, we will go to the moon again. And to Mars in our lifetime, even though I am 29 like everyone else here.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:27 PM (LxTcq)


Kerbal Space Program 1 is fun, interesting, and a big time sink. Love it.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 08:34 PM (aS1PU)

160 152Eleanor of Aquitaine
Catherine of Aragon was Henry VIII

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 08:34 PM (ONvIw)

161 Waiting for Midway to be out on dvd. Cant wait to see the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria get sunk by kraut torp bombers!

Who knew the spanish had that many carriers?

Posted by: Thats not a wooden ship! at February 22, 2020 08:34 PM (/LQkF)

162 While browsing YouTube right now I saw the trailer for season 3 of Westworld. It looks like the female robots broke out of Westworld and are now ass kicking Mary Sue robots in the city. It looks like a Marvel movie. Good grief.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (4thlk)

163 LCD, yup :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

164 The Lion in Winter proves you don't always need swords to cut another person. Sometimes words work just fine.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (GwOXV)

165 The only one of those movies I've seen is Toy Story 4.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (ZXnzo)

166 Can you imagine how shit-tastic a remake would be? Rhett Butler would be transitioning to a woman, Ashley Wilkes would be gay. The black female slaves would defeat the Confederacy, Scarlett would be a lesbian
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 08:27 PM (8Y6Or)


Soo right!!

I'm in tears of laughter with your description, mainly because it is so accurate.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (sy5kK)

167 Out of the Oscar contenders, I enjoyed MCMXVII. (No, I will not refer to it in any other way. What's the fun in that???) No, it's not the greatest war movie ever. But props to SOMEBODY for taking a crack at WWI. I thought it was well done.

Interesting to see the Bond flicks getting reviewed. I have them all from the 2006-2007 DVD release of the remastered Bond flicks. Because time is a precious commodity, as much as I like Bond, and I do as I have all four box sets of DVDs and am only missing two Craig era DVDs (add about 10 more DVDs and you have my entire DVD collection), I have not seen them all and some are indeed in the original packaging still. But eventually I will get to them all.

NOTE: 2 March is not just Texas Independence Day. It is also the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Hunt For Red October.

(By the way, last week someone mentioned a thread should be done on movies that you liked when you were younger but hate today. I have two suggestions: Iron Eagle. That may have been cool when I was 12 and in middle school - 'nuff said - now it is bloody unwatchable. Especially after nearly two decades of AF life, one way or another. Another? The Rock, or as I call it, The Crock. I have hated it more with each and every viewing since the release in 1996. It was OK when I saw it then but now I hate it with the passion of a thousand burning suns.)

Off to night shift I go. I'll try to read more as I go through the night.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (ZSGV5)

168 Yep, Mad Mike is a flat-earther, and this was part of his project to prove the truth by going up high to prove it's all Lies and the earth is really flat.

Gee whiz. You'd think Mike would know that even if the Earth is flat, he still needs a parachute.

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 08:36 PM (7s3Gx)

169 152 Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

Those are worthy movies.

In Which We Served was based on Lord Louis Mountbatten losing his destroyer HMS Kelly south of Crete in 1941.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 08:36 PM (u82oZ)

170 The amount of hope and nostalgia that they attach to green cartoon characters is remarkable. In 2024, God willing, we will go to the moon again. And to Mars in our lifetime, even though I am 29 like everyone else here.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:27 PM (LxTcq)

Total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. The path of totality runs straight up I-35 in TX. Mark your calendars!!!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 22, 2020 08:37 PM (ZSGV5)

171
Jesse is talking about Mini Mike's "rallies". He's giving out free food, free booze, and free swag. Massive catered food service and booze service, and tons of free shit like T-shirts, trinkets, and all that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:37 PM (rCwaK)

172 Did see 1917 this year. Only thing I have seen in at the flickers in about 18 months. Twas good but unbelievable premise. Only 2 guys sent? Crap. Also aircraft had been invented. A message easliy could have been dropped. Hate military movies that get the strategy wrong from the start.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 08:38 PM (tAuzy)

173 publius, I thought the Hubert Humphrey rallies in 1968 were like that. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:38 PM (L2ZTs)

174 "I barley go to the movies anymore. " My favorite type of the day.


The emotional heft of John Wick was spent after Vigo's monologue in the first movie, for better or worse. It is the first series to admired by other stuntmen in the business, rather than the general audience. I'm not criticizing, I've bought all three.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:38 PM (LxTcq)

175 Mini Mike is hoping offering free bread and circus will keep the proletariat on his side?

I hope he loses a billion dollars, gets 1%, and the IRS tells him no joy on the tax write-off.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 08:39 PM (GwOXV)

176 In Which We Served was based on Lord Louis Mountbatten losing his destroyer HMS Kelly south of Crete in 1941.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 08:36 PM (u82oZ)


In Which We Serve was on TCM last week. Great movie. I really like Brit films of the 40's and 50's.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 08:39 PM (aS1PU)

177 Jesse is talking about Mini Mike's "rallies". He's giving out free food, free booze, and free swag. Massive catered food service and booze service, and tons of free shit like T-shirts, trinkets, and all that.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:37 PM (rCwaK)
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I bet the litter is epic.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:39 PM (jW9oF)

178 Did see 1917 this year. Only thing I have seen in at the flickers in about 18 months. Twas good but unbelievable premise. Only 2 guys sent? Crap. Also aircraft had been invented. A message easliy could have been dropped. Hate military movies that get the strategy wrong from the start.

The great eagles could have dropped the one ring in the volcano.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:39 PM (LxTcq)

179 there is already SJW of Gone With The Wind. "The Wind Done Gone". a book (loosely speaking).

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 08:40 PM (iED2r)

180 I think pixy does not like the last 4 letters in Buster Scr****

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:40 PM (G546f)

181 Buster Scruggs

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:40 PM (L2ZTs)

182 Seems to work for me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:41 PM (L2ZTs)

183 Later, all.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 08:41 PM (jW9oF)

184 Buster Scrotum?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 08:41 PM (rCwaK)

185 I know, they'd screw it up, but somehow I'd love to see a big-screen biopic of the life of...

Charles Schulz.

It would probably have to be done by Christians though, to get the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas right.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:41 PM (L2ZTs)

186 Bernie it is. Dems are going all in on communism. Dark days ahead.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 22, 2020 08:42 PM (q/sD+)

187 126 Saw Iron Sky, twice. Holds up.
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 22, 2020 08:24 PM (ybsRV)

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Thought I was watching Iron Sky a while back. Turned out to be Iron Sky: The Coming Race (a 2019 sequel). Never heard of either before, so didn't know it was a sequel. The sequel was bizarre enough, that now I want to watch the original.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 22, 2020 08:42 PM (CAJOC)

188 nope
no posty

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:43 PM (G546f)

189 i liked "Mythic Quest" especially the fifth episode which was a tear jerker. afraid to watch more.

Locke And Key is like Doctor Sleep in some ways, especially the creepy woman in the well.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 08:43 PM (iED2r)

190 Movies has sucked so badly I keep looking for fun series and I found Boston Legal 2004 to 2008.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 08:43 PM (EvnpL)

191 oh my, I did not know there was an iron sky part deuce.

I must watch it.

and that is why we have to go back to the moon or else Nazis will get there first.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 08:44 PM (iED2r)

192 Mooch has trumped the former president in terms of testicular virility.

Didn't fix it as much as added to it

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 08:44 PM (ZCEU2)

193 162 While browsing YouTube right now I saw the trailer for season 3 of Westworld. It looks like the female robots broke out of Westworld and are now ass kicking Mary Sue robots in the city. It looks like a Marvel movie. Good grief.
Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (4thlk)
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I really liked the first season but I could see that Season 2 would trigger one of my pet peeves: stories that tell me to hate my species.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

194 OK Catch Thirty-Thr33 mentioned Bond movies so here goes

I like the Daniel Craig films the best. they seem the most credible- no hijacked spaceships, no volcano lairs, no improbable gadgets

fav Bond girl Is Jill St John as Tiffany Case
I think the Moore films are a bit cartoonish
Pierce Brosnan was cool and is the most like Sean Connery

imho the best "Bond... James Bond" is the very first one, said by Sean Connery in that casino scene from "Dr No"

ymmv

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 08:44 PM (iTXRQ)

195 I bet the free liquor don't come in big gulp size, does it, mini-mike? You bastage.

Posted by: Eromero at February 22, 2020 08:45 PM (UUkQp)

196 162 While browsing YouTube right now I saw the trailer for season 3 of Westworld. It looks like the female robots broke out of Westworld and are now ass kicking Mary Sue robots in the city. It looks like a Marvel movie. Good grief.
Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2020 08:35 PM (4thlk)


I don't have HBO, but the local sports radio talkers are all about this movie, mainly because they say that Marshawn Lynch, noted local sportsball hero, is signed up for a part in it this season.

I did see the Yul Brynner original, though.

I would almost sign up to get HBO, just to hear Marshawn talk.

"It's all about that action, boss."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xknBTqR_-GQ

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:45 PM (sy5kK)

197 westworld was another of those stories which rapes characters. ugh.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 08:45 PM (iED2r)

198 Only two new movies I saw this year were Richard Jewell and Battle Angel Alita.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 22, 2020 08:45 PM (Mm4NK)

199 Bad Times at El Royale > OUATIH

but

OUATIH > La La Land

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:45 PM (G546f)

200 So let me get this straight>>>>> The 2016 election had Russssssssssian interference to elect Trump, but the 2018 election had NO RUSSSSSSSSIAN interference because the DEMONCRATS took the HOUSE back ????

So I guess the Russians support the Demoncrats !!!!

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at February 22, 2020 08:46 PM (qM84C)

201 I liked Alita! I hope there is a sequel

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 08:47 PM (iED2r)

202 Heh. 'Buster Scrug.s' won't post for me either

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 08:47 PM (xSo9G)

203 oh I forgot about Battle Angel.Alita
that was fun

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:47 PM (G546f)

204 cruggs

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 08:47 PM (xSo9G)

205 134
Even the dog is CGI. I saw something the other day. The dog was actually played by an actor, crawling around all fours making the mannerisms and facial expressions. They turned him into a dog via CGI magic.
Posted by: publius
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That was immediately obvious. So obvious as to be distracting. Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, and Benji howl derision from their graves.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 08:25 PM (xSo9G)

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They had a bit on CBS Sunday Morning last week about Harrison Ford, and talked some about Call of the Wild. They showed the guy who was doing the CGI capture, and I have to say, his ability to move like a dog was pretty impressive. Too bad the CGI is so awful.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 22, 2020 08:48 PM (CAJOC)

206 Harriet is supposed to be good. RT Critics: 73% Audience: 97%

That's a pretty good sign for a slavery movie. Maybe they mention she's a gun totin' Republican?

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 08:48 PM (Wge+f)

207 Buster Crufts

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 08:48 PM (7s3Gx)

208 Live and Let Die (Rating 2/4) Full Review
"Discarding the seriousness of Connery, they never embraced the thin
silliness that Moore was suited for. Add in unnecessarily confused and
complicated storytelling as well as a big action scene that feels wrong,
and I've got a movie I wanted to like a lot more than I did."




The silliness really started in Diamonds Are Forever. After the more serious tone of On Her Majesty's Secret Service they wanted something far more light hearted. The first two Moore movies really followed in tone Diamonds. In fact, I think I read that they tried to get Connery back and it was written with him in mind playing the character. One of the highlights of the movie is Jane Seymour

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 08:48 PM (8Y6Or)

209 I only saw one of the listed 2019 movies, Oscar nominated or otherwise . Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It was just okay to me. I don't count Toy Story 4 as a 'movie' . I didn't like Toy Story 4 because the character's personalities felt completely different to me than the first three.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 08:49 PM (2DOZq)

210 Well I'd like to add something but I didn't see any of the movies listed. The only one I did want to see is Ford vs. Ferrari. I love a good racing movie.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 08:49 PM (O62M1)

211

Buster Crabbe?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 08:49 PM (8Y6Or)

212 I did not watch a single movie last year. Not in a theater or on television.

Oh, wait . . . do porn movies count?

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at February 22, 2020 08:49 PM (5fSr7)

213 I liked Alita too. Apparently it grossed over $400,000,000 worldwide and Rodriguez has plans for a sequel. I hope so!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 08:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

214 can't post
wrestling doggeh

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:49 PM (G546f)

215 Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:45 PM (G546f)

I liked Bad Times a lot, right up until the climax. Didn't really enjoy that, or the wrap-up. But I'm always rough on movies with a great setup and not so great payoff. Edgar Wright has this problem in all his movies.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 08:49 PM (Wge+f)

216 Heh. 'Buster Scrug.s' won't post for me either

Pixey thinks you're trying to sell boots.

Posted by: Panhandler at February 22, 2020 08:50 PM (S/rwf)

217 Psst...it's Eleanor of Acquitaine

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Eh, you've seen one European principality you've seen them all.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 08:50 PM (+y/Ru)

218 If I had been around in 1968, A Lion in Winter would be a first time seen legends Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:50 PM (LxTcq)

219 190 Movies has sucked so badly I keep looking for fun series and I found Boston Legal 2004 to 2008.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 08:43 PM (EvnpL)


James Spader and William Shantner, together.


Possibly some of the best TV in the aughts.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:50 PM (sy5kK)

220 Point of order. Great eagles cannot have dropped the one ring into Mt Doom as they are too big to fit into the door
Pendant mode disengage.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 08:50 PM (tAuzy)

221 191 oh my, I did not know there was an iron sky part deuce.

I must watch it.

and that is why we have to go back to the moon or else Nazis will get there first.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 08:44 PM (iED2r)

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It's on Netflix. Or you can rent it for $3 on Amazon.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 22, 2020 08:51 PM (CAJOC)

222 I saw "The Lighthouse." It was okay. Gobs and gobs of atmosphere, great photography and soundtrack, and good performances from the two guys.

But overall, it was two insane people going more insane while cooped up together. I'd say if you love atmosphere, see it, otherwise you're not missing anything.

It reminded me of a film I'd seen a few years ago on Amazon Prime, "A Field in England." It was a highly stylized film about people in some past era (1700's I think?) who somehow ingested a bunch of hallucinogenic mushrooms and acted crazy. I thought that film dull, stupid and pretentious. I was surprised to find, later, that a lot of people thought it was great.

So, I'm not the most reliable movie-recommender. Be ye warned and all.

I did like "Dog Soldiers," though. British soldiers vs. werewolves, with a twist you saw from miles away. But it was well done, and the characters weren't movie-stupid ("if they weren't stupid, we wouldn't have a movie).

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 08:52 PM (l9m7l)

223 NZFrank with a M2 - Are you going to grace us with a visit tomorrow (our time)?

Posted by: Panhandler at February 22, 2020 08:52 PM (S/rwf)

224 My wife is watching "Judy".
An incredible acting job onRenee Zellweger's part..
I'm not watching close enough to give the movie a rating. But she's amazing as Judy.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 08:53 PM (CjFDo)

225 The World Is Not Enough?

I don't know if I seen that one. Who's the bad guy?

Posted by: dantesed at February 22, 2020 08:54 PM (88xKn)

226 Dog Soldier. Best line as one of the Territorial is about to be ripped to bits by a werewolf.
" I hope I give you the shits."

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 08:55 PM (tAuzy)

227 225 The World Is Not Enough?

I don't know if I seen that one. Who's the bad guy?
Posted by: dantesed at February 22, 2020 08:54 PM (88xKn

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It's the one where the girl is the bad guy. And a terrorist with a bullet in his head who can't feel pain. And Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist named Christmas jones.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:55 PM (zZbCU)

228 224 My wife is watching "Judy".
An incredible acting job onRenee Zellweger's part..
I'm not watching close enough to give the movie a rating. But she's amazing as Judy.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 08:53 PM (CjFDo)


someone should give her an award.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 08:55 PM (sy5kK)

229 now I'm being licked to death

aaah doggy drool everywhere

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 08:56 PM (G546f)

230 Thank you for your high rating of Octopussy. I have defended this movie for YEARS! Love it!

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 08:56 PM (oW/8k)

231 Someone tried to sue the movie Octopussy for false advertising, because he went to see it and it didn't contain eight of... uh... how do I say this...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:57 PM (L2ZTs)

232 TJM, hope you are still here. I've got a scene in my mind and cannot connect it with the movie in which it exists.

Here it is:

It's a sub-theme of the major movie. In a motel room a woman and her boyfriend are plotting or have ben hired to tape a man (one of the main characters) inflagrante for blackmail - or something like that.
The boyfriend looks like a Michael Dogulas caracture with panted blonde hair in a fifties rocker style.
next
He's set up ion a hill to tape the scene
The car is parked below and she's moaning and screaming - the money shot is when her upper torso bolts (thrusts) out of the car window exposing her voluptuos breasts,
She retreats back ainto the car and screams again.
He's got it on tape; he gets his gear and hightails it.

Back at the motel with his girlfriend they watch the tape and the girlfriend says OMG he killed her.

That's all I can remember.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (ZQR/T)

233 I hope so Mr Panhandler. " narrows eyes, looks over shoulder, starts to twitch."

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (tAuzy)

234 And Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist named Christmas jones.

Seems legit...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (7s3Gx)

235 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was great.. I love Tarantino's tendency to re-write history.
Pitt and DiCaprio were perfectly cast.. and you really felt like you were in 1969-ish Los Angeles

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (CjFDo)

236 I really wish I lived closer to you all, or you all lived closer to me. I'd love to make a movie with ya.

Or at least, shoot some killer YooToob memes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (L2ZTs)

237 Speaking of hysteria . . .

Chris Matthews compares Bernie winning Nevada to France falling to the Nazis in 1940

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (+y/Ru)

238 So, does Renee Z sing or lip sync?

Posted by: dantesed at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (88xKn)

239 I mentioned this before, but right now Sony Columbia is packaging blu-rays to look like old VHS cassettes from video stores.

Example that I think you'll all enjoy:

https://tinyurl.com/rxftk7c

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (L2ZTs)

240 Anon, for once in his life, Chrissy's not wrong.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (L2ZTs)

241 Back at the motel with his girlfriend they watch the tape and the girlfriend says OMG he killed her.

That's all I can remember.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (ZQR

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Doesn't ring any bells, but it reminds me a bit of The Conversation. It's not that, but The Conversation is great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (zZbCU)

242 232 Braenyard

That move is Ruthless People. Very funny.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (u82oZ)

243 If you watch the video, the flat-earther rocketman has his parachute accidentally fall off on ascent. That is what I guess. A year ago I expected this guy to cause his own death.

You know, if the flat-earth is round like a plate, you would see some kind of curvature from a high altitude anyway. He would have been better off searching for that epic ice-wall at the end of the world. Easier too, so strange it didn't occur to him.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (LxTcq)

244 OT.....

For anyone who tossed up some prayers for pappymayhem yesterday .... Thank you. He was admitted to cardiac unit and is stable. Still having chest pain but they are gonna wait on heart cath until Monday so they can do dialysis immediately after.
Continued prayers are appreciated.

My brother and his wife and I were all telling our delightfully contrary dad that he had a heart attack and his response was a firm "No I didnt, it's just indigestion.". The doc told him he either had or was having a heart attack and his response was, "there ain't anything wrong with my heart, doc". Today he allowed as how he maybe did have a situation. Contrary should be his middle name.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (myjNJ)

245 Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (ZQR/T)
--

"Ruthless People"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

246 So, does Renee Z sing or lip sync?

Posted by: dantesed
.......
apparently she does all the singing.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 09:01 PM (CjFDo)

247
Speaking of hysteria . . .

Chris Matthews compares Bernie winning Nevada to France falling to the Nazis in 1940
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

======

LOLOL, Chris is trying to scare and shame Bernie's voters out of their insanity. The trouble is, Bernie's voters are young -- and thanks to the failing lefty educational system, they don't even know what "France" and "the Nazis" are. 1940? Were cars even invented then?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 09:01 PM (G51Gf)

248 TJM, I saw The Conversation for the first time about a year ago.

OMG. I LOVED it. Unfortunately some family members I showed it to were just 'meh.'

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:01 PM (L2ZTs)

249 Madamemayhem, that's great
will pray for him

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 09:02 PM (G546f)

250 The Conversation is a genius flick. Genius!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

251 It's a sub-theme of the major movie. In a motel room a woman and her boyfriend are plotting or have ben hired to tape a man (one of the main characters) inflagrante for blackmail - or something like that.
The boyfriend looks like a Michael Dogulas caracture with panted blonde hair in a fifties rocker style.
next
He's set up ion a hill to tape the scene
The car is parked below and she's moaning and screaming - the money shot is when her upper torso bolts (thrusts) out of the car window exposing her voluptuos breasts,
She retreats back ainto the car and screams again.
He's got it on tape; he gets his gear and hightails it.

Back at the motel with his girlfriend they watch the tape and the girlfriend says OMG he killed her.

That's all I can remember.

-
Similar to the screwball comedy Ruthless People.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 09:03 PM (+y/Ru)

252
I mentioned this before, but right now Sony Columbia is packaging blu-rays to look like old VHS cassettes from video stores.

Example that I think you'll all enjoy:

https://tinyurl.com/rxftk7c
Posted by: qdpsteve

======

Wow. 70s retro.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 09:03 PM (G51Gf)

253 All Hail Eris, yup.

It's especially fun because ALL of the tech in The Conversation, today, is so outdated/antiquated.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:03 PM (L2ZTs)

254 I just checked and Dog Soldiers and The Conversation are both on Amazon prime

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 09:04 PM (G546f)

255 248 TJM, I saw The Conversation for the first time about a year ago.

OMG. I LOVED it. Unfortunately some family members I showed it to were just 'meh.'
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:01 PM (L2ZTs)

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I saw it in a college class. It's so great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 09:04 PM (zZbCU)

256 Last movie I saw in a theater - I forget. It certainly wasn't in 2019.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:04 PM (q3gwH)

257 Blonde, yup

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:04 PM (L2ZTs)

258 Continued prayers, Madamemayhem. For all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 09:04 PM (EvnpL)

259 Bust Her Scruggs

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 09:04 PM (oVJmc)

260 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (L2ZTs)

LOL That's pretty awesome.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 09:05 PM (Wge+f)

261 madame that is fantastic news. I will continue to pray for you, him and family. {{{madame}}}

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 09:05 PM (Wge+f)

262 I don't understand why puxy lets some of you post scruggs

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (G546f)

263 MrPeebles, or Bust Her Rugs

..., thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (L2ZTs)

264 hah

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (G546f)

265 It's especially fun because ALL of the tech in The Conversation, today, is so outdated/antiquated.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:03 PM (L2ZTs)
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Analog!!!

*raises roof*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (Dc2NZ)

266 This isn't a movie, but I am really looking forward to "Dispatches from Elsewhere" on AMC. Starring the delightfully charismatic and demented Richard E Grant as well as Sally Field and others. Looks kind of steampunky, sci-fi, conspiratorial and fun.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (oW/8k)

267 Chris Matthews - LOL! He's going to be the left's Bill Kristol. "The liberal case for Donald Trump!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (q3gwH)

268 All Hail Eris, digital might be more versatile and easy to work with, but in a lot of ways analog was more fun.

I still love open-reel tape decks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (L2ZTs)

269 Zellweger can sing. She did all her own stuff in "Chicago"

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 09:07 PM (EvnpL)

270 242 232 Braenyard

That move is Ruthless People. Very funny.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (u82oZ)


Thank you.

I think the woman in the motel sounds like Sidney Powell iirc.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 09:07 PM (ZQR/T)

271 Lester Flatt and Buster Scruggs?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 09:08 PM (oVJmc)

272 'Sup, moviefags?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 09:08 PM (NWiLs)

273 227:And Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist named Christmas jones.


That was a laugh out loud in a theater moment, when she said that. She's a 'Nuklear Siencetist' with an understanding of 'Fysiks'. They killed the wrong chick in that movie.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 09:09 PM (O62M1)

274 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (L2ZTs)

Is there anything in Hollywood and music that Sony doesn't own?

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 09:09 PM (ZQR/T)

275 Braenyard, not much anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

276 Agreed, qdpsteve. There's something more personal about being able to manipulate physical media.

Now I'm being a hipster. Reel-to-reel, man, it's warmer...it's just more authentic, you know?

That scene where Gene Hackman is tearing up his entire house trying to find the bug is amazing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

277 Thanks everyone. just got a message that his heart enzymes have spiked some more. Man I hope that stops soon or they will do emergency cath. Not what we want.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 22, 2020 09:10 PM (myjNJ)

278 Eventually there's only gonna be two companies in Hollywood, Sony and Disney.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

279 Is there anything in Hollywood and music that Sony doesn't own?


Disney.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 09:11 PM (oVJmc)

280 All Hail Eris, also yup and yup. :-)

(Movie critics like to claim, the bug is actually in Gene's sax.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:11 PM (L2ZTs)

281 278 Eventually there's only gonna be two companies in Hollywood, Sony and Disney.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

All restaurants will be Taco Bell.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 09:11 PM (NWiLs)

282 Eli Roth "The Bear Jew" is directing a Borderlands movie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 09:12 PM (LxTcq)

283 >>>Today he allowed as how he maybe did have a situation. Contrary should be his middle name.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 22, 2020 09:00 PM (myjNJ)


You're making progress. Hang in there.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 09:13 PM (ZQR/T)

284 Getting a chuckle, Democrats are all in on turning the public school system into a Leftist Seminaries and turning out little Communists who then will turn out Democrats and vote in their Communist leaders.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 09:14 PM (ZCEU2)

285 Buncha God Damn Fuckin' Hippies!

Posted by: Rick Dalton at February 22, 2020 09:14 PM (l3+k2)

286 Chris Mathews compared Trump to a certain 1930s Austrian gentleman. Not surprising, but past the sanity horizon. He can fit his fist into his own mouth, so that's something, which is nice.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 09:16 PM (LxTcq)

287 scruggs

Posted by: scruggs at February 22, 2020 09:17 PM (/LQkF)

288 And Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist named Christmas jones.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:55 PM (zZbCU)


She really stood out in that role

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:17 PM (YS1hQ)

289 Burnie:53.6%, Plugs:16.9%, Fauxcahontas:10.1%, ButtJizz:9.0%, Rich Dude What Isn't Even Important Enough To Think Up An Insulting Nickname For:6.5%, Iron Miner's Daughter:3.9%.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:17 PM (Ewo9R)

290 >> You know, if the flat-earth is round like a plate, you would see some kind of curvature from a high altitude anyway.

I guess the most popular flat-earth "model" is indeed something a pie plate. The map is exactly that projection, the name escapes me. North pole is at the center and the South Pole is then a big circular ring at the edge.

This is their "ice wall". But they believe that ice wall extends "indefinitely" and is impassable. So Antarctica isn't the edge, but the start of some impenetrable barrier.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 09:17 PM (rCwaK)

291 I'm about to On Demand rent The Vikings .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 09:20 PM (2DOZq)

292 And what does the flat earth sit on? As everybody knows, it's turtles all the way down!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:20 PM (q3gwH)

293 Braenyard, it's not it, but the concept of seeing it later and realizing that you photographed a murder comes from "Blow Up," first made by Antonini (an incredible movie) and then remade starring John Travolta with a plot (actually not bad).

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 22, 2020 09:21 PM (iRZl4)

294 288 And Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist named Christmas jones.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 22, 2020 08:55 PM (zZbCU)


She really stood out in that role
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:17 PM (YS1hQ)

She peaked in that one.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 09:22 PM (1CjJc)

295 He may be tired.

Posted by: Squeaky at February 22, 2020 09:23 PM (l3+k2)

296 Don't have the lumbar fortitude for a full movie so I'll watch Trekkies Rich and Mike at RLM blather about the new Picard series, which is breaking their hearts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkDmRy6SP28

Not gonna waste one moment on these new series. I've been enjoying catching up on missed episodes of DS9 and Voyager.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

297 289 Burnie:53.6%, Plugs:16.9%, Fauxcahontas:10.1%, ButtJizz:9.0%, Rich Dude What Isn't Even Important Enough To Think Up An Insulting Nickname For:6.5%, Iron Miner's Daughter:3.9%.


Shouldn't Bernie's votes be distributed evenly among the other candidates?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 09:25 PM (oVJmc)

298 > She peaked in that one.

Great special effects, especially the left special effect and the right special effect.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:26 PM (Ewo9R)

299 267 Chris Matthews - LOL! He's going to be the left's Bill Kristol. "The liberal case for Donald Trump!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:06 PM (q3gwH)

That wasn't a tingle running down his leg.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (1CjJc)

300 DS9 to this day is my favorite Trek series. Really good acting, plots with long, patient arcs and ethical conflicts. No one was entirely good or bad. Good stuff.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (oW/8k)

301 Counterpoint the Chayefsky method of writing with the one popular now, which involves writing opportunities for music-video action sequences and toy merchandising.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (oVJmc)

302 I read a short story once about a people who lived on a world where their ancients had built a huge, impenetrable wall around the southern regions, and no one really remembered why. So one enterprising man put together an expedition to break the taboo and go last the wall, and see what was there.
So after great difficulty he does, and learns that past that wall spacetime takes on a moebius strip configuration, and anyone who goes walks right back to where they were, and that drives most people insane. So he's left wondering if he can even tell anyone what he found.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (q3gwH)

303 Burnie:53.6%, Plugs:16.9%, Fauxcahontas:10.1%,
ButtJizz:9.0%, Rich Dude What Isn't Even Important Enough To Think Up An
Insulting Nickname For:6.5%, Iron Miner's Daughter:3.9%.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:17 PM (Ewo9R)


The Rich Dude, I believe he's known round these here parts as Steyerfoam. He had very little traction going and Bloomers getting in the race took anything he had away. He ought to take the bills for the money he's wasted on this campaign and go home and foam at the mouth over Trump another day

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (YS1hQ)

304 300 DS9 to this day is my favorite Trek series. Really good acting, plots with long, patient arcs and ethical conflicts. No one was entirely good or bad. Good stuff.
Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (oW/8k)

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

And it had Garak, probably the most interesting character of any of the Treks.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 22, 2020 09:28 PM (CAJOC)

305 Servo: That story's by Arthur C. Clarke.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 09:28 PM (m7tTY)

306
Not gonna waste one moment on these new series. I've been enjoying catching up on missed episodes of DS9 and Voyager.



I've been thinking for a while that going back to an episodic series would probably be a good idea over these silly story arcs that people don't know how to plan or write.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 09:29 PM (oVJmc)

307 Yes! Love me some Garak. The Captain Louis Renault of Star Trek.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 09:29 PM (oW/8k)

308 Tonight at Golden Corral:

Mobius Strip Steak

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 09:29 PM (L2ZTs)

309 Twitter Suspends 70 Pro-Michael Bloomberg Accounts For 'Platform Manipulation And Spam'


They ought to be careful. Mini Mike might buy Twatter and fire all of them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:30 PM (YS1hQ)

310 The Old Series and DS9 are my favorites. Watch the documentary on DS9, "What We Left Behind" if you get the chance.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

311 So one enterprising man put together an expedition to break the taboo and go last the wall, and see what was there.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (q3gwH)


Did he find Shell Beach?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:30 PM (t+qrx)

312 Think I hit the wall, been up since 4:30
Have a good night all

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 09:30 PM (ZCEU2)

313 I guess Microbe wasn't even on the ballot in Nevada?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:31 PM (Ewo9R)

314 They ought to be careful. Mini Mike might buy Twatter and fire all of them
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:30 PM (YS1hQ)

that would be terrible, she said hopefully

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 09:31 PM (G546f)

315 Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:27 PM (YS1hQ)

His billboards are hilarious, when you realize how much he's spending, how he's about three years behind the curve on his messaging, and how nobody GAF, except people who don't need convincing ORANGEMANBAD anyway.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 09:31 PM (1CjJc)

316 I believe it's called "The Wall of Darkness."

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 09:31 PM (m7tTY)

317 308 Tonight at Golden Corral:

Mobius Strip Steak
Posted by: qdpsteve

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Couple that with an endless salad bar and you'll have something!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 09:31 PM (Y4EXg)

318 > Mobius Strip Steak

Zero thickness? :-)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:32 PM (Ewo9R)

319 Thanks trimegistus! Clarke and Asimov were absolute masters of the short story from. "The 9 million names of god" is only a few pages, and it still sticks with me, as does Nightfall.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:32 PM (q3gwH)

320 237 Speaking of hysteria . . .

Chris Matthews compares Bernie winning Nevada to France falling to the Nazis in 1940
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (+y/Ru)


I thought that Quisling was Norwegian?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 09:33 PM (sy5kK)

321 That wasn't a tingle running down his leg.

-
More an icy shiver down his back.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 09:34 PM (+y/Ru)

322 "Couple that with an endless salad bar and you'll have something!"

And the never ending Chocolate Fountain.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 09:34 PM (tT0V4)

323
Believe it or not, this flat-earth conspiracy stuff is gaining traction. Some blame the internet allowing lunatics to get unfettered public access. Others think it's the failure of our elites and leaders. They've been shown to be incompetent, lying boobs, so what else are they lying about?

A flat earth is just physically untenable. Gravity causes any large enough conglomeration of mass to assume a ball shape. If you took something the mass and size of the earth and tried to make a pie plate out of it, you'd need unobtanium reinforcements to hold against it's own gravity.

And the gravity vector at the edges would be pointing toward the center mostly, not normal to the plane.

Any Flat earthers would try to be half-way scientific about it thus have a big problem with physics.

Believe it or not, some of them deny gravity! Gravity doesn't exist. Well, then how the hell...Well, the use the Equivalence Principle.

The flat pie plate that is the earth is being accelerated upwards at a constant 9.8 m/s^2.

I'm not kidding. Now, how they explain the clearly evident variation of the local g vector around the surface, I don't know.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 09:34 PM (rCwaK)

324 Tom Servo

Tales of the White Hart by A.C. Clarke. Sublime.
"In a Good Cause --" by I. Asimov. Foundational.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 09:35 PM (u82oZ)

325 Man, that is just a Biblical-level ass-kicking for everyone except Burnie.

How would you feel if you'd spent as much money as Steyer, and a 9,000-year-old senile communist outpolled you 13:1?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:35 PM (Ewo9R)

326 "Now, how they explain the clearly evident variation of the local g vector around the surface, I don't know"

Magnets

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 09:35 PM (tT0V4)

327 318 > Mobius Strip Steak

Zero thickness? :-)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:32 PM (Ewo9R)

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

On the plus side, you only have one side to cook.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 22, 2020 09:35 PM (CAJOC)

328 Speaking of hysteria . . .



Chris Matthews compares Bernie winning Nevada to France falling to the Nazis in 1940

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 08:58 PM (+y/Ru)


How is that even relatively....never mind it's too late to try to figure out something that stupid

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:36 PM (YS1hQ)

329 I understand the flat farther movement as a tactic to piss off all the right people. A massive long running troll that they won't let go of.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:36 PM (q3gwH)

330 > Mobius Strip Steak



Zero thickness? :-)





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:32 PM


Very rare.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2020 09:36 PM (rBtIz)

331 289 Burnie:53.6%, Plugs:16.9%, Fauxcahontas:10.1%, ButtJizz:9.0%, Rich Dude What Isn't Even Important Enough To Think Up An Insulting Nickname For:6.5%, Iron Miner's Daughter:3.9%.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:17 PM (Ewo9R)


So. Americans vs. Communists.

Ok then, at least it is official.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 09:37 PM (sy5kK)

332 How would you feel if you'd spent as much money as Steyer, and a 9,000-year-old senile communist outpolled you 13:1?
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:35 PM (Ewo9R)


A 9,000 year old senile communist hypocrite with no control whatsoever over his completely unhinged violent juvenile goon squad, who looks like he smells like a bus station and appears to have chosen the wrong grail.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:37 PM (t+qrx)

333 > The flat pie plate that is the earth is being accelerated upwards at a constant 9.8 m/s^2.

I knew a guy who insisted the Earth was square.

Evidence: the Bible mentions the "four corners of the Earth". Q.E.D.

When asked how circumnavigation was possible, he argued that the Earth was "like a box", with us on the inside surface (and presumably the Sun and all the other celestial objects in the center).

When it was pointed out that a cube has 8 corners, not 4, he simply denied it and brought the "debate" (such as it was) to an end.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:39 PM (Ewo9R)

334 Well done, Hogmartin.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

335 Live and Let Die is a Tom Mankiewicz Bond film. Every Bond from Diamonds are Forever to Moonraker has his stamp on it to some extent. Only The Spy Who Loved me manages to be good in this otherwise awful Bond period.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (I99aF)

336 Serves steyer right! He spent a year funding "impeach!" Ads all around the country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (q3gwH)

337
I knew a guy who insisted the Earth was square.

Bizarro world

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

338 And what the hell is up with New Trek's love of blowing up planets? Vulcan, and now Romulus?

Go after Andor and I will cut you.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

339 337
I knew a guy who insisted the Earth was square.

Bizarro world
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

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It's donut-shaped!

Posted by: H. Simpson at February 22, 2020 09:41 PM (CAJOC)

340

Comrade Bernie proved himself to be a complete sellout in 2016 after he took the Clinton cash for his 3rd dacha. And yet his brain dead followers all showed up again 4 years later as if that didn't happen

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:41 PM (YS1hQ)

341 > So. Americans vs. Communists.

Yeah, looks like it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:41 PM (Ewo9R)

342 I knew a guy who insisted the Earth was square.

Bizarro world
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

Crackpot. Everyone knows that he earth is shaped like a burrito.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 09:42 PM (x8Wzq)

343 The Dems have created their Frankenstein's monster, and his name is Bernie.

Posted by: davidt at February 22, 2020 09:42 PM (l3+k2)

344 341 > So. Americans vs. Communists.

Yeah, looks like it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:41 PM (Ewo9R)

Good. "Kill a commie for mommie," shirts need to make a comeback.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (1CjJc)

345 "Peanut Butter Falcon" was entertaining. I guess it was a small picture, but it was sweet and had a 1st time actor as the star? Costar?

Posted by: Baldy at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (OLCH5)

346 Last movie I saw in the theater was the "IT" remake. I took my boys. I thought it was actually very good. Creepy in all the right spots.

Haven't seen any of the newer Star Wars movies. It's my own personal boycott. I just know I'll be disapopinted.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (PkVlr)

347 342 I knew a guy who insisted the Earth was square.

Bizarro world
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

Crackpot. Everyone knows that he earth is shaped like a burrito.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 09:42 PM (x8Wzq)

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

A Taco Bell burrito, which explains why it is mostly cold with a few pockets of blazing heat.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (CAJOC)

348 329 I understand the flat farther movement as a tactic to piss off all the right people. A massive long running troll that they won't let go of.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:36 PM (q3gwH)



long time running jokes?


this otter be good.

Posted by: surprise Otters at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (sy5kK)

349 Rudd Weatherwax created Lassie. The franchise, not the dog.

Posted by: klaftern at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (RuIsu)

350 What have I been saying for two years now...


Election 2020:



[ ] Socialism

[ ] Not Socialism


Chose only one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 09:44 PM (tT0V4)

351 And what the hell is up with New Trek's love of blowing up planets? Vulcan, and now Romulus?

Go after Andor and I will cut you.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:41 PM (Dc2NZ)


They'll be fine. Earth got smacked right in the Florida in season two of Enterprise, but then everyone forgot all about it. Hardly worth mentioning.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:44 PM (t+qrx)

352 *Mike points out discrepancies from Trek canon*

Rich: "We can't judge this as a work of Star Trek, Mike"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

353 344 341 > So. Americans vs. Communists.

Yeah, looks like it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:41 PM (Ewo9R)

Good. "Kill a commie for mommie," shirts need to make a comeback.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (1CjJc)


Like they say, everything old is new again.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 09:45 PM (sy5kK)

354 I predict deja vu
Bernie wins all the primaries
Dems give nomination to someone else at convention

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 09:46 PM (G546f)

355 Sir Bedevere: ...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped.

King Arthur: This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

356 I saw "1917" recently. I thought the atmospherics, i.e., the re-creation of time & place, were incredible & exceeded already high expectations.

The story didn't get in the way, imo, as many reviews said it did.

Posted by: mnw at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (Cssks)

357 4 corners of the earth was a popular ancient Mesopotamian depiction, and it came from the idea that since there were four directions, there must be 4 corners, like on any map. It's not just the bible, all of the ancient cultures used it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (q3gwH)

358 > The Dems have created their Frankenstein's monster, and his name is Bernie.

Yeah, even NPR is starting to run some "You done fucked up, A-A-ron" pieces.

They must feel about the same way as Robespierre felt on 9 Thermidor.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (Ewo9R)

359 They'll be fine. Earth got smacked right in the Florida in season two of Enterprise, but then everyone forgot all about it. Hardly worth mentioning.
---

Florida: America's Junk.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

360 Watched "Bone Tomahawk" a couple weeks ago. Great cast. Solid story. Good dialogue.

Profoundly disturbing violence. it takes a lot to freak me out, movie-viewing-wise.

It freaked me the fuck out.

In short, I liked it a lot, but am not sure I can ever watch it again.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (x8Wzq)

361 354 I predict deja vu
Bernie wins all the primaries
Dems give nomination to someone else at convention
Posted by: vmom 2020

heads will explode. it will be amusing, to say the least. I hope Milwaukee has already started training rooftop Koreans or their whole town is going to be ransacked and then burned to the ground.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 09:48 PM (PkVlr)

362 The Cat Earth Society believes that the world is a cat, except for Australia. The world-cat is batting Australia around.

It's a compelling argument.

https://stoatnet.org/catearth.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:48 PM (t+qrx)

363 Florida: America's Junk.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

Guess that makes California the back hole.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 09:49 PM (1CjJc)

364 345 "Peanut Butter Falcon" was entertaining. I guess it was a small picture, but it was sweet and had a 1st time actor as the star? Costar?
Posted by: Baldy at February 22, 2020 09:43 PM (OLCH5)


There was some argument whether the Dana Perino was the star, but many say Jasper stole the show.

Some say that Jasper flying/licking scene was all computer generated, but the drool looked real life to most.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 09:49 PM (sy5kK)

365 359 They'll be fine. Earth got smacked right in the Florida in season two of Enterprise, but then everyone forgot all about it. Hardly worth mentioning.
---

Florida: America's Junk.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

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So Earth took a kick to the groin. Just needed a few minutes to catch its breath.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 22, 2020 09:49 PM (CAJOC)

366 Wow. I actually saw a few movies this year --- a lot for me.
And all of them were pretty good.

1917
Richard Jewell
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
They Shall Not Grow Old







Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 22, 2020 09:50 PM (M/9m0)

367 335 Live and Let Die is a Tom Mankiewicz Bond film. Every Bond from Diamonds are Forever to Moonraker has his stamp on it to some extent. Only The Spy Who Loved me manages to be good in this otherwise awful Bond period.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (I99aF)

The Spy Who Loved Me has the BEST Bond theme song in the entire series-or is tied with Live and Let Die.

IMHO.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at February 22, 2020 09:50 PM (J3vQe)

368 Couple that with an endless salad bar and you'll have something!
Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 09:31 PM

A free eatin' comb to everyone wearing a Klomentum button!

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 09:50 PM (COzlW)

369 Can't help it.
Ceon Bros. piss me off. They tell a good story, but they gotta kill the wrong people. Assholes. Can't just tell an uplifting story.
Ain't in 'em.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 09:51 PM (5RkWa)

370 359 They'll be fine. Earth got smacked right in the Florida in season two of Enterprise, but then everyone forgot all about it. Hardly worth mentioning.
---

Florida: America's Junk.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:47 PM (Dc2NZ)


The Florida Keys are the beard.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 09:51 PM (sy5kK)

371
There is another flat-earth model based on the notion of "pillars of the earth" along with the "four corners".

The livable world is a flat, square plane, with four pillars at each corner, which hold up the "firmament" upon with the stars, sun and moon hang and move around somehow.

So the surface is sort of a square, but yet it's a box with a ceiling.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 09:51 PM (rCwaK)

372 > A free eatin' comb to everyone wearing a Klomentum button!

Given that she came in below friggin' Steyer in Nevada, I don't think her momentum has been conserved.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:52 PM (Ewo9R)

373 The Florida Keys are the beard.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 09:51 PM (sy5kK)

Uh. America's spunk.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 09:52 PM (x8Wzq)

374 The Highwaymen or Ford vs Ferrari has my vote.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at February 22, 2020 09:52 PM (J3vQe)

375 And, eeww!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 09:53 PM (x8Wzq)

376 RE: Blowing up Romulus and Vulcan -
Those happened as a result of the reboot movie. But Vulcan's only gone in the reboot timeline. In the original timeline, it's still around.
(Whereas Romulus is the opposite)

Posted by: junior at February 22, 2020 09:54 PM (eo+0+)

377 I predict deja vu

Bernie wins all the primaries

Dems give nomination to someone else at convention

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 09:46 PM (G546f)

I really hope the DNC is staring that dilemma in the face come the convention.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:54 PM (YS1hQ)

378 But Junior, we can't have original timeline Trek anymore, I guess.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 09:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

379 Bernie has 'heart trouble'. He'll bow out and endorse whomever pays the most.

Posted by: davidt at February 22, 2020 09:56 PM (l3+k2)

380 Chrissy Mathews has lost the tingle

https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1231321300670537733

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 09:56 PM (tT0V4)

381 > I really hope the DNC is staring that dilemma in the face come the convention.

We don't.

Posted by: Every Building Owner in Milwaukee at February 22, 2020 09:56 PM (Ewo9R)

382 we didn't go see any movies last year.

we didn't watch any at home either.

Hollyweird needs to pound sand up their 4th point of contact until they can defecate a glass paperweight.

YMMV.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 22, 2020 09:56 PM (LaaND)

383 Ceon Bros. piss me off. They tell a good story, but they gotta kill the wrong people.

You saying Leonard Smalls shoulda survived?

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 09:57 PM (7s3Gx)

384 Bloomy running ads on Svengoolie.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 09:58 PM (VNfwt)

385 Well.
It's 1860 all over.
I didn't spend my life fighting the evils of communism just to see it get voted in here.
Buying moar ammo.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 09:58 PM (TGayj)

386 > Rudd Weatherwax turns in his grave.

No ghey, but he was a handsome fella, going by the Wikipedia picture of him. He's got that 1950's well-groomed but masculine look going on.

I don't think I'd ever seen his face before just now.


Posted by: Every Building Owner in Milwaukee at February 22, 2020 09:59 PM (Ewo9R)

387 Guess that makes California the back hole.

Don Henley wrote a song about that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 09:59 PM (ykYG2)

388 Eris -
You *can* have original timeline Trek. Picard is original timeline.
Even if Picard bombs, they'll drag it back out for another go sooner or later.

Posted by: junior at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (eo+0+)

389 >>>342 I knew a guy who insisted the Earth was square.

Bizarro world
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

Crackpot. Everyone knows that he earth is shaped like a burrito.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 09:42 PM (x8Wzq)

HA!

... and penguins don't evolve, they just ... are.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (0ReGO)

390 The Florida Keys are the beard.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 09:51 PM (sy5kK)

--------

The panhandle is European colonialism.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (XVuno)

391 > Buying moar ammo.

I would be making plans to be elsewhere at convention time (if I lived in Milwaukee) and on election day (if Bernie gets the nomination and I lived in any other large city).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (Ewo9R)

392 Guess that makes California the back hole.

Don Henley wrote a song about that.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 09:59 PM (ykYG2)

--------

Does this make Nevada the middle hole?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (XVuno)

393 385 Well.
It's 1860 all over.
I didn't spend my life fighting the evils of communism just to see it get voted in here.
Buying moar ammo.
Posted by: Diogenes

Can I fight with you?
I got 3500 rounds of ammo today.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (PkVlr)

394 388 Eris -
You *can* have original timeline Trek. Picard is original timeline.
Even if Picard bombs, they'll drag it back out for another go sooner or later.
Posted by: junior at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (eo+0+)
---
Yeah, you're right, it's original timeline. But it ain't Trek.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

395
The question is will Bernie get an outright majority of delegates to the convention. The current predictions say no, he won't, and thus they'll go to a second ballot, and thus "brokered convention".

Every four years, the media like to jack off thinking about a brokered convention, but it's likely this time, and the Dem establishment may prefer it.

They changes the rules about Superdelegates. They still have them, but they can't vote on the first ballot. There is some talk of changing the rules back to allow superdelegates on the first vote.

If Bernie has an outright majority, they might actually try this to deny him the first ballot win and force the brokered convention.

This would split the party up, with the Bernie Bros going on a rampage.

So the thing to watch for is if Bernie can get an outright majority.

Expect them to try anything to stop this. Bloomberg can stay in the race until the end, and he's now just there to keep Bernie from getting that majority.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (rCwaK)

396 Anyone else thoroughly enjoying today?

I have the most evil of evil grins ever.

The only thing that will make this better is if someone says the answer to this particular brand of political suicide is...Hillary. I mean that's above WKRP turkey bombing funny right there.

I have to stop laughing. Someone is going to call the cops.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (JCrfD)

397 I've only seen one Bloomberg commercial, but it ran 5-6 times in the space of 1.5 hours or so. Tiresome. Black muzzie community activist praising Mikey for all his good works helping young black men.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (COzlW)

398 >> Can't just tell an uplifting story.


Intolerable Cruelty?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2020 10:03 PM (bDqIh)

399 Oh, and Ford vs. Ferrari was a level of magnitude better than anything I saw last year mainly because it was free of any woke taint whatsover.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 22, 2020 10:04 PM (JCrfD)

400 > The only thing that will make this better is if someone says the answer to this particular brand of political suicide is...Hillary.

Better still: Hillary/Mooch.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:04 PM (Ewo9R)

401 Anyone else thoroughly enjoying today?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (JCrfD)


*raises hand*

I had quite a nice day. Thank you for asking.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:04 PM (t+qrx)

402 I got 3500 rounds of ammo today.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (PkVlr)

Come sit by me.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (1CjJc)

403 374 The Highwaymen or Ford vs Ferrari has my vote.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at February 22, 2020 09:52 PM (J3vQe)


Speaking of Highwaymen, the original group and not the newer movie, I heard that Willie Nelson is releasing his 70th album in a few weeks. His first one was released in 1962.

Two Highwaymen remain, Willie and Kris Kristofferson. Waylon and Johnny are still in our hearts.

Willie was/is an amazing song writer.

Crazy, originally released by Patsy Cline, has been covered by 274 different artists.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (sy5kK)

404 I got 3500 rounds of ammo today.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (PkVlr)


You sure that's enough for one woodpecker?

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (7s3Gx)

405 MSNBC's Chris Matthews speculates Democrats may be better off with Trump as president than Sanders

Someone call 911...I've broken a rib.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (JCrfD)

406 The RLM guys have hit on the fundamental inconsistencies of Roddenberry's Utopian society.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (oVJmc)

407 Better still: Hillary/Mooch.

--------

America isn't ready for a female/male presidential ticket.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (XVuno)

408 Nood ONT.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (N8wAc)

409 >>Better still: Hillary/Mooch.


B#tch on Wheels / Resting B#tch Face

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (bDqIh)

410 1. Joker
2. Richard Jewell

Posted by: norrin radd at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (b48Wn)

411 I got 3500 rounds of ammo today.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (PkVlr)


around here, that kind of talking is pron-like.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (sy5kK)

412
I predict deja vu
Bernie wins all the primaries
Dems give nomination to someone else at convention
Posted by: vmom 2020

========

Maybe the non-Bernie Dems will coalesce around one candidate? Total surprise winner: Buttigieg.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (G51Gf)

413 >>Maybe the non-Bernie Dems will coalesce around one candidate? Total surprise winner: Buttigieg.

So, a Fabian instead of a Socialist. FABULOUS

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (bDqIh)

414 Drunk Stephen Green:

Joe, take a little advice from your friend Ferris. [Ferris Buller post-credits: "You still here? It's over, go home".] Retire gracefully, and spend a little time with the baby of that stripper your son knocked up and refused to care for.

Stephen Green is a mean awesome drunk. It seems Bernie will be the nominee.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (LxTcq)

415 Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse was absolutely unique and surprising.Glass was amazing and kept me guessing until the very end.The Highwaymen was terrific
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was just okayDunkirk....Meh

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (QzF6i)

416 Off to watch Princess Mononoke with the wife!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (d1uFV)

417 @232 --

Baenyard(sp?), that was "Ruthless People." Danny DeVito, Bette Midler. Gawd, that was a funny flick.

I need to find that one.

**********
So the library fouled up on a movie I ordered. I wanted to see some Martin & Lewis fun. Ordered "Artists and Models."

I got "Artists and Models" starring Jack Benny and Ida Lupino. Oops.

I'll still watch it because of Benny.

*********
I overthought "Toy Story 4" and came up with a piece about how the world-building in the movie made the "life" of a toy seem to be horrendous. I never posted it, however.

Now I don't feel like revisiting it.

*********
I didn't see a lot of movies last year, but the animated Spider-Man film gets my vote, if it was a 2019 release. If not, then "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Story meandered, but it was all fun.

**********
Saw "Knives Out" last night. I expected a comedy because of the font on the title. Nope.

I enjoyed it. Extra fun was playing "I recognize (actor)!" I identified five faces but put names to only three. I missed Chris Evans! And I would have sworn that the victim was Patrick Stewart.

Posted by: Weak Geek at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (u/nim)

418 The Lighthouse was all photography and atmosphere, minimal script. Kind of a fake Lovecraft amphibian nightmare starring The Sea Captain from The Simpsons.

Posted by: Al Crapton at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (GlmxK)

419 There are many good ones I haven't seen yet, but of the ones I did see, here are my Top 5, in order:

Unplanned
1917
Harriet
Hotel Mumbai
Ford vs. Ferrari

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (mCAka)

420 49 We need a remake of Gone with the Wind. But a comedy. Like Blazing Saddles.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 22, 2020 08:04 PM (Orx/W)
++++++++++++++

That made me chuckle. When I was in college, both of those movies got screened -- and the audience reactions were roughly the same.

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at February 22, 2020 11:45 PM (mCAka)

421 1917 for the realistic crummy British trench system and the ruthlessly efficient Teutonic trench system but mostly for the crawl through the between trench dead zone.

Rats deserved a best supporting vermin award. No way the lice could compete.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 23, 2020 12:16 AM (e1mEI)

422 The new Star Trek Picard show is offensively bad.

Badly written, poor acted and it takes an enormous dump on the canon and the spirit of Gene Roddenberry.

Yes it is that bad.

Posted by: Flubber at February 23, 2020 01:12 AM (PQnIX)

423 I just watched JoJo Rabbit and I'm floored. It was wonderful.

Posted by: Ben at February 23, 2020 02:15 AM (xWn07)

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 02-22-2020

IM Maia Lomineishvili 01.jpg
IM Maia Lomineishvili (GEO)


TheJamesMadison will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - Black To Play (Chess 4347)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint:


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4k3/1p3pp1/p1r1p3/P3Pn1p/3N1q2/1P5P/6K1/1Q1RB3 b - - 0 1




IM Maia Lomineishvili 02.jpg
Maia



Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1104)

Goal: At the very least, Black can win a rook
Hint: A quick back-rank mate is not possible in this position


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r5k1/3R3p/6pP/1p6/8/1PP4R/P4rP1/K7 b - - 0 1




A Fully Automatic Electronic Chessboard:

This is pretty ingenious. It even does the capturing/piece-removal automatically. More information here.




Advanced Problem - White To Play (1108 )

How does White win?

Goal/Hint: White can force a checkmate in 8 moves


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r2qnrk1/pp4b1/2npb1p1/2pN1pP1/4P2Q/8/PPP1BP2/R1B1K1NR w KQ f6 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Iceland




20200222 dress pr0n melania.jpg


Bonus Melania:


20200222b dress pr0n melania.jpg

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b>Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play


20200222 - Problem 1.jpg
4k3/1p3pp1/p1r1p3/P3Pn1p/3N1q2/1P5P/6K1/1Q1RB3 b - - 0 1

1...Ne3+
2.Kh1 Qf1+
3.Kh2 Qg2#

or if 2.Kg1 then Qf1+ 3.Kh2 Qg2#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


20200222 - Problem 2.jpg
r5k1/3R3p/6pP/1p6/8/1PP4R/P4rP1/K7 b - - 0 1

1...Rfxa2+
2. Kb1 Ra1+
3. Kc2

Not 3.Kb2 because then 3...R8a2#

3...R8a2+
4.Kd3 Rd1+
5.Ke4 Rxd7 and wins


Advanced Problem - White To Play


20200222 - Problem 3.jpg
r2qnrk1/pp4b1/2npb1p1/2pN1pP1/4P2Q/8/PPP1BP2/R1B1K1NR w KQ f6 0 1

The win is a forced mate, but it's a ways out:

1.Qh7+ Kf7
2.Qxg6+ Kxg6

not 2...Kg8 because 3.Qh7+ Kf7 4.Bh5#. Black has to take the queen.

3.Bh5+ Kh7
4.Bf7+ Bh6
5.g6+!

Do not be tempted by 5.Rxh6+ Kg7 6.Bxe6 fxe4 7.Be3 Nc7 8.O-O-O Nxe6 9.Rxe6 Rf5 and the win has evaporated.


5...Kg7
6.Bxh6+ Kh8
7.Bxf8+ Qh4
8.Rxh4#

Again, the mate is a ways out, but the decision tree doesn't have many branches on it.

Hope to see you all next week!


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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:19 PM




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1 Yay! Chess & dress thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 05:20 PM (Dhht7)

2 z

Posted by: Lump at February 22, 2020 05:20 PM (wIaI9)

3 Onto the puzzles

But see Bernie is getting around %50

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 05:21 PM (ZCEU2)

4 Hooray Chess Thread!


Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2020 05:21 PM (ch6++)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:21 PM (arJlL)

6 Maia from NatGeo huh?

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 05:21 PM (ZCEU2)

7 Wowza last Melania pic.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 05:22 PM (PUmDY)

8 Ah, chess ... a nice break from pandemic news.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:22 PM (XzVUd)

9 Don't think of putting the move on her before you talk to her brothers, father, or uncle. Might have changed a bit by now, but Georgia was very old school, and very Sicily-like, when it came to such things. Contact with females went through the family filter.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:23 PM (El6T/)

10 That top dress (not the historic one) looks like one my mom made for my barbie doll...some many years ago.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 05:24 PM (Z/jzm)

11 Just had the first flyer for politics delivered.
Bloomberg. Telling how he rebuilt NYC after 9/11 and he'll do it to the whole country.
Too late mini mike. But, keep spending that cash.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 05:24 PM (3vrTU)

12 Our 1st lady is stunning.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 05:25 PM (Z/jzm)

13 Gonna guess the Icelandic lass's last name ends in ..... -tochter.

Just a guess.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:25 PM (El6T/)

14


Miss Iceland is quite lovely. I agree with the president. Stop bringing in people from shithole countries and bring in more people from Iceland (he said Norway but I'll take Iceland today)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 05:26 PM (9+gEA)

15 Don't think of putting the move on her before you talk to her brothers, father, or uncle. Might have changed a bit by now, but Georgia was very old school, and very Sicily-like, when it came to such things. Contact with females went through the family filter.
Posted by: rhomboid

So, I guess first date hooter honkening is RIGHT out the window, huh ?

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:26 PM (arJlL)

16 Or dottir

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 05:26 PM (PUmDY)

17 And greetings right back to you, Miss Iceland!

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2020 05:26 PM (ch6++)

18 #1 N-e3 +, K- g/h1
Q-f1+, K- h2
Q-h2 and its goodnight Irene

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 05:27 PM (ZCEU2)

19 Melania, wow.

As silly and goofy as it seems, the total blackout/blacklisting/silence on Melania, surely the most beautiful FLOTUS in modern times, and also a very warm, engaging one (and an immigrant ..... and multi-lingual) is as good an index for the degradation of the civic culture* as we have.

* meaning mostly of course the "institutions", the "elites", the dumbed down authoritarian cultural ramparts, etc

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:28 PM (El6T/)

20 Melania looks perfect. Kate is always the model of propriety. I lo e the cut of dress number 5, but not the fabric. In a solid or a tone on tone it would have a Grace Kelly High Society vibe

Posted by: billy plays bagpipes at February 22, 2020 05:28 PM (ONvIw)

21 13 Gonna guess the Icelandic lass's last name ends in ..... -tochter.

Just a guess.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:25 PM (El6T/)

Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir

Posted by: Lump at February 22, 2020 05:28 PM (wIaI9)

22 Charlie, I sit corrected. "dottir", I think it is.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:28 PM (El6T/)

23 Problem 1:

1. Ne3+ Kg1 (or Kh1),
2. Qf1+ Kh2,
3. Qg2#

Posted by: civil truth at February 22, 2020 05:28 PM (ymrPC)

24 Easy:
1. Ne3+
2. Kg1 or h1 Qf1+
3. Kh2 Qg2 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 22, 2020 05:29 PM (4LbHt)

25 Our 1st lady is stunning.
Posted by: My life is insanity

Agree.

And so is our Prez !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:29 PM (arJlL)

26 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2020 05:30 PM (ZLI7S)

27 Iceland has a pure patronymic naming system, like most of the world at one time. So everybody's named for dad, varying only by gender (-sson, -dottir).

Had never thought of this.

WTF will Iceland do about the idiotic "transgender" and pronoun nonsense? They only have two suffixes, for the two actual genders.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:30 PM (El6T/)

28 13 Gonna guess the Icelandic lass's last name ends in ..... -tochter.
Just a guess.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:25 PM (El6T/)


Huh. "-tochter" is an Icelandic suffix? I thought Icelandic names either ended in "son" or "dottir".

In this case, the latter. Her name is Arna Yr Jonsdottir and I took out the accents because they tend to make pixy barf.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 05:31 PM (6EF41)

29 19 Melania, wow.

As silly and goofy as it seems, the total blackout/blacklisting/silence on Melania, surely the most beautiful FLOTUS in modern times, and also a very warm, engaging one (and an immigrant ..... and multi-lingual) is as good an index for the degradation of the civic culture* as we have.

* meaning mostly of course the "institutions", the "elites", the dumbed down authoritarian cultural ramparts, etc
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:28 PM (El6T/)


Yeah.

I can't even...........

Melania defines "class".

Maybe someday the haters can realize what they are missing. Until then, I will keep smiling.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 05:31 PM (sy5kK)

30 Arna Yr Jonsdottir without the diamond/? things.

Posted by: Lump at February 22, 2020 05:31 PM (wIaI9)

31 Maia wants to play.

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2020 05:31 PM (dCRRg)

32 Icelandic girl is yummy AF.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 05:31 PM (45Em2)

33 Posted by: civil truth at February 22, 2020 05:28 PM (ymrPC)

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 22, 2020 05:29 PM (4LbHt)

Both right and civil truth wins on the tie-breaker.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 05:32 PM (6EF41)

34 R, I thought I might have been wrong. I learned that from the Player. I was thinking I was going to be a dumb ass for believing something from a movie.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 05:32 PM (PUmDY)

35 NV primary raises the musical question: who is a more ridiculous candidate for prez of the USA, Obama or Sanders? Both absurd, but in different ways.

The country irredeemably beclowned and significantly damaged itself by letting Obama anywhere near an important position, and is unlikely to do the same with Bernie.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:32 PM (El6T/)

36
Fox has declared Bernie the winner of the NV caucus. He's gonna have a outright majority of delegates, at 55% now. Uncle Joe is a distant second, 20% of the delegates.

Bernie got 45% of the raw vote, and Joe had 16%.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:33 PM (rCwaK)

37 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2020 05:30 PM (ZLI7S)

He's a lifetime politician whose done squat in the Senate. He is 78 years old and a committed communist.
I heard this morning that Nevada has experienced a 1,000% increase in foreign born residents since the 1980s. It's the only explanation I can fathom for why Nevada Democrats are flocking to him. He reminds them of home.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 22, 2020 05:34 PM (v1YGn)

38 Let's see if I can enter the Icelandic beauty's actual name:

Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 05:34 PM (6EF41)

39 29: She's extraordinary. Always appearing warm and gracious, she exudes charm. And she's stunning. If a donk, she'd be on the cover of Vogue every damn month

Posted by: billy plays bagpipes at February 22, 2020 05:34 PM (ONvIw)

40 Maia, the chess champion is very cute. She also has a smile which is nice to see.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:34 PM (WI7YS)

41 Advance Problem

1. Qh7+ Kf7
2. Qxg6+ Kg8 ( ... Kxg6 3. Bh5+ K any 4. Bf7# )
3. Qh7+ Kf7
4. Bh5#

Solved beginner and intermediate but will leave them for a while.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:34 PM (XzVUd)

42 Churchill invaded Iceland to keep it out of Nazi hands. Tough duty for some lucky Brits. And later for some Yanks

The local gals were compelled to expand the gene pool, and a lot of little tots were born with patronymic. They all got the same last name, which I can't recall

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 05:34 PM (ZFdlO)

43 Bali has a birth-order naming system for first names, with a gender suffix. So you're 1, 2, 3, etc.

Know a Vietnamese refugee (from '75) named "Nine", or "chinh", her birth order in a large family.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:35 PM (El6T/)

44 Dammit Civil, beat me by that much.

Intermediate:
1. R(f)xP+
2. Kb1 Ra1+
3. Kc2 R(a2+ if Kb2 R(a2 mate
4. Kd4 R(a1)d1+ skewering Rook

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 22, 2020 05:35 PM (4LbHt)

45 35: Speaking of 0, Philip Haney was murdered.

Posted by: billy plays bagpipes at February 22, 2020 05:35 PM (ONvIw)

46
* walks in *

* bangs table, knocking everything over *

* declares victory *

* walks out *

Posted by: Michael Bloomberg at February 22, 2020 05:35 PM (+28h2)

47 Ignoramus - "Kilroysdottir" and "Kilroysson"???

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:35 PM (El6T/)

48 Next weeks Gun Thread will be from Iceland.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 05:36 PM (MVjcR)

49 @47. Now that's funny

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 05:36 PM (ZFdlO)

50 >>He's a lifetime politician whose done squat in the Senate. He is 78 years old and a committed communist.
I heard this morning that Nevada has experienced a 1,000% increase in foreign born residents since the 1980s. It's the only explanation I can fathom for why Nevada Democrats are flocking to him. He reminds them of home.

It boggles the mind that anyone could listen to Bernie and think to themselves, That guy could be the leader of the free world.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2020 05:36 PM (ZLI7S)

51 My solutions to first two problems have been posted by others so I'm done for the day.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:37 PM (XzVUd)

52 Fox
has declared Bernie the winner of the NV caucus. He's gonna have a
outright majority of delegates, at 55% now. Uncle Joe is a distant
second, 20% of the delegates.



Bernie got 45% of the raw vote, and Joe had 16%.



Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:33 PM (rCwaK)


Yeah but, who is the DNC going to declare the winner?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 05:37 PM (9+gEA)

53 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.
Posted by: JackStraw

Courting the women's vote, eh ?

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:37 PM (arJlL)

54 I would take Maia fishing.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 22, 2020 05:37 PM (Um2IM)

55 Less than 3% reporting?


Too early.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 05:38 PM (45Em2)

56 Ignoramus, it's my annual funny comment. Thought I'd get it out of the way early this year.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:38 PM (El6T/)

57
Did an image search of Miss Iceland. She's gorgeous

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 05:38 PM (9+gEA)

58 1. Qh7+ Kf7
2. Qxg6+ Kg8 ( ... Kxg6 3. Bh5+ K any 4. Bf7# )
3. Qh7+ Kf7
4. Bh5#

Solved beginner and intermediate but will leave them for a while

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:34 PM (XzVUd)


Close, but no cigar. In the "2...Kxg6" line, 4.Bf7+ is not mate, due to 4...Bh6, blocking.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 05:38 PM (6EF41)

59 Beginner:
1) .. Ne3+
2) Kg1 Qf1+
3) Kh2 Qg2#

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2020 05:39 PM (ch6++)

60 @41 any = h7 ... thought h6 was possible but a defended pawn attacks it ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:39 PM (XzVUd)

61 I bet Nevada caucuses do not last long unless there are slot machines there.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 05:39 PM (PUmDY)

62 46
* walks in *

* bangs table, knocking everything over *

* declares victory *

* walks out *
Posted by: Michael Bloomberg at February 22, 2020 05:35 PM (+28h2)


At first, I was pissed at Clint for coming out for this guy.

Then I thought strategically instead of emotionally (like Lefties) and thought, "if I was famous and had the ability to affect the votes of others, and thought that Bernie was a danger if he ran my country, and I liked what Trump is doing, how could I best help?

By splitting the party and have them fight each other in public.

...damn, Mr Eastwood, nice play!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 05:40 PM (sy5kK)

63 Empress Maria was the mother of Nicholas II. She lived ten years after her died. So tragic to experience the death of your entire family. Her is a nice but stately portrait of her:

https://tinyurl.com/rbumzcm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:40 PM (WI7YS)

64

If the other D candidates want to win, they'll have to do something they haven't done yet -- attack Bernie in their ads.

All their ads attack the president. That's not gonna help them beat Bernie.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:40 PM (I6T7W)

65 An independent is gonna be the Donk nominee

OMG


hardiharahr

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 05:40 PM (rpxSz)

66 Today's Melania pic:

Donald and Melania Trump arrive at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium' Sept. 18, 2005, in Los Angeles. The Apprentice was up for an award.

Melania is sporting a beautiful Grecian-style lilac strapless gown with beaded detailing at the top. She opted for diamond bracelets and silver shoes for the red carpet event.


Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 05:40 PM (Dhht7)

67 NV's very weird. It's sort of like Alaska or Wyoming or Montana - mountain western "conservative" country - with Philadelphia or Cook County in the southern corner (Clark County, Lost Wages). More of an old-fashioned union machine than a corruptocracy (Cook County) or an ethnic machine (Philly).

I'm expecting Trump to win NV this time. Not by a lot - but he didn't lose it by a lot last time.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:41 PM (El6T/)

68
Harry and Meggie Sparkles are getting pissy with the Queen, saying she doesn't "own" the "royal" titles/labels. (Why, yes, yes she does. Completely).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8030241

This is not going to work out well for Meggie and Harry.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:41 PM (rCwaK)

69 Yeah, who offers their creds as

CTO
Mensa Member

?

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 05:41 PM (HALdu)

70

The Nevada caucus is small potatas, like Iowa.
Super Tuesday is when the DNC Machine can work its magic.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:41 PM (I6T7W)

71 I would take Maia fishing.
Posted by: Muad'dib

I hear ya; but ya know, anytime I took a dame fishing, it was a total cloosterzeefook !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:42 PM (arJlL)

72 53 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.
Posted by: JackStraw


Maybe so, but the DNC knows Bernie *can* be bought.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 05:42 PM (6EF41)

73 Sounds as if, according to the the reports from Nevada covered at Conservative Treehouse that this caucus was screwed up as well. Not enough people to count votes so they were asking campaign reps to cover in those duties.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:42 PM (WI7YS)

74 Iceland has a list of legaly allowed names for newborns.

Posted by: pawn at February 22, 2020 05:42 PM (PveK5)

75 >
I hear ya; but ya know, anytime I took a dame fishing, it was a total cloosterzeefook !
Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:42 PM (arJlL)



You're not drinking enough.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 22, 2020 05:43 PM (Um2IM)

76 Harry and Meggie Sparkles are getting pissy with the Queen, saying she doesn't "own" the "royal" titles/labels. (Why, yes, yes she does. Completely).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8030241

This is not going to work out well for Meggie and Harry.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

Good !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:43 PM (arJlL)

77 With a big divided field, the 15% requirement for getting delegates is going to hand the nomination to Bernie

NV shows this. Now add Bloomberg to the mix. If Bernie gets 25 to 30%, and the others don't get 15%, it's winner take all.

There will be pressure for some to drop out, but they'll mostly hang on until Super Tuesday ten days and it will be over

Bloomberg's plan will have backfired

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 05:43 PM (ZFdlO)

78 So, since I do not know, why is the chess thread dedicated to the women of chess?

They are not the best at chess and they are not that cute?

why not have a thread dedicated to French cars?

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 05:43 PM (HALdu)

79 >>Maybe so, but the DNC knows Bernie *can* be bought.

I hear ya but I don't think they can buy his supporters. I don't see the average Bernie Bros getting excited about supporting Mike Bloomberg.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2020 05:43 PM (ZLI7S)

80 Harry and Meggie Sparkles are getting pissy with the Queen, saying she doesn't "own" the "royal" titles/labels. (Why, yes, yes she does. Completely).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8030241

This is not going to work out well for Meggie and Harry.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

Who do they think actually owns them? Doesn't the queen do things like declare Elton John a Knight, so he be called Sir Elton John? I think she can give titles and she can take them away.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 22, 2020 05:44 PM (v1YGn)

81 Chess Thread Banzai!

Damn, now I gotta check on flights to Iceland.

How many Kronas is fourteen dollars?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (Z+IKu)

82 I hope, if it is going to be Burnie, that on the debate stage President Trump asks, So, senator, you're an Independent. Then, why are you running as a Democrat?
Don't you have any convictions of your own?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (3vrTU)

83 It will be very rich to see Bloomturd back a "communist"

It is only now getting good

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (rpxSz)

84 Maia, the chess champion is very cute. She also has a smile which is nice to see.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Ya know Fen, I was saddened to read that you were mistreated by your peers in HS.

You're a nice Lady, and a good kid !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (arJlL)

85 45 35: Speaking of 0, Philip Haney was murdered.
Posted by: billy plays bagpipes at February 22, 2020 05:35 PM (ONvIw)


I'm respecting the 100 rule here, more later.

Until then, I am going back to look at Melania and Kate again.

I can think of worse ways to bide my time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (sy5kK)

86 Harry and Megs traded royalty for celebrity.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (ZFdlO)

87 Not sure fishing is real big in Georgia. Never saw a lake, though there are some. Black Sea, I guess.

Brigandage was big when I was there. And the leading export at the time was ..... scrap metal - i.e., the old economy.

Wish I could find the cheese bread somewhere here (hachapurri). Think there might a Russian-Georgian restaurant that has it.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (El6T/)

88
How does White win?

Privilege

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (aKsyK)

89 Harry and Megs are whiny trash.

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (zr5Kq)

90 Might have changed a bit by now, but Georgia was very old school, and very Sicily-like, when it came to such things. Contact with females went through the family filter.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:23 PM (El6T/)
---
A Navy coworker who was in Sigonella said a date with a girl meant sitting in the living room on opposite sides of the couch with your hands resting in plain sight, surrounded by all the relatives.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

91 Dang. I'm looking at new trucks but now I'm thinking a flight to Iceland.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (TGayj)

92 When the lifelong independent communist declared to run as a Democrat candidate, the DNC right there should have halted his little adventure. But , alas, they wanted the money he can bring in so they ae stuck with him now.

Watch PDT start calling the DNC the Socialist or Communist Party.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (v1YGn)

93 That model with the pastel yellow top and floral print skirt has man hands...just sayin'.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 22, 2020 05:47 PM (u+rlo)

94 There will be pressure for some to drop out, but they'll mostly hang on until Super Tuesday ten days and it will be over



Bloomberg's plan will have backfired

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 05:43 PM (ZFdlO)


How can that be? Bloomers the smartest man in the world. Just ask him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 05:47 PM (9+gEA)

95 58 Close, but no cigar. In the "2...Kxg6" line, 4.Bf7+ is not mate, due to 4...Bh6, blocking.

Arghhh...

1. Qh7+ Kf7
2. Qxg6+ Kxg6 ( ... Kg8 3. Qh7+ Kf7 4. Bh5# )
3. Bh5+ Kh7
4. Bf7+ Bh6
5. g6+ Kg7
6. Bxh6+ Kh7 (or Kh
7. Bxf8#

... hah!

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:47 PM (XzVUd)

96
If anyone is bored and like WWII history stuff, a youtuber makes short videos on interesting events and objects.

For instance: The Other U-2 Incident, Siberia 1962
https://tinyurl.com/y5bmmgwp

And: The Strange Story Of Herman Goering's Yacht
https://tinyurl.com/tuln7o8

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:47 PM (I6T7W)

97 53 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.

Posted by: JackStraw
---

Slow Joe tried, but his teeth kept falling out.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

98 When
the lifelong independent communist declared to run as a Democrat
candidate, the DNC right there should have halted his little adventure.
But , alas, they wanted the money he can bring in so they ae stuck with
him now.



Watch PDT start calling the DNC the Socialist or Communist Party.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (v1YGn)


And he would be 100% right to call them that because they are just that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 05:48 PM (9+gEA)

99 Harry seems to be puthhywhipped.

She the Queen, you stupid wanker.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 05:48 PM (EvnpL)

100 85: it's an open thread

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 05:48 PM (ONvIw)

101 82 I hope, if it is going to be Burnie, that on the debate stage President Trump asks, So, senator, you're an Independent. Then, why are you running as a Democrat?
Don't you have any convictions of your own?
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (3vrTU)

My hope is in a debate

that Trump ask Bernie

If you are so fucking smart

why didn't you impart some of your genius

on your fat ass wife

before she drove her college into bankruptcy

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 05:48 PM (rpxSz)

102 >>> So, since I do not know, why is the chess thread dedicated to the women of chess?

Don't mess with tradition.

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2020 05:49 PM (dCRRg)

103 74 Iceland has a list of legaly allowed names for newborns.

Posted by: pawn at February 22, 2020 05:42 PM (PveK5)


Yeah, and you know what name is not on that list?

Mohammad.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 05:49 PM (6EF41)

104 >> Who do they think actually owns them?

The Queen (soveriegn in general) is the "fount of all honor" per the (unwritten) Brit constitutional convention.

All titles and such belong to the monarch. She giveth and she taketh away. She can make them up at will. For example she could create the Buckingham Palace janitor the "Duke of Fuckstick" if she wanted to,

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:49 PM (rCwaK)

105
Iceland - boneable, but where is the rep from our 51st state Greenland?
Kate - spikey. Melania - are those bones are her dress?
and automatic chess is my kind of chess.

Also Steyer currently beating the injun giver and the irritating little boy. heh.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 05:49 PM (r+sAi)

106 99
Harry seems to be puthhywhipped.



She the Queen, you stupid wanker.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 05:48 PM (EvnpL)

I thought that at first but if you read some of the stuff his ex-girl-friends spilled, you'll find Harry is almost as bad as Megan.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:50 PM (XzVUd)

107 66 Today's Melania pic:

Donald and Melania Trump arrive at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium' Sept. 18, 2005, in Los Angeles. The Apprentice was up for an award.

Melania is sporting a beautiful Grecian-style lilac strapless gown with beaded detailing at the top. She opted for diamond bracelets and silver shoes for the red carpet event.


Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 05:40 PM (Dhht7)


2005?

divide by 7, carry the 3, add a couple for good measure, and that means that is a 33 year old Melania!

see, math is easy!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 05:50 PM (sy5kK)

108 Speaking of 0, Philip Haney was murdered.

Okay.

Who's Philip Haney ?

The guy that sold the farm to Mr. Douglas ?

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:51 PM (arJlL)

109 Harry and Meggie Sparkles are getting pissy with the Queen, saying she doesn't "own" the "royal" titles/labels. (Why, yes, yes she does. Completely).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8030241

This is not going to work out well for Meggie and Harry.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

Who do they think actually owns them? Doesn't the queen do things like declare Elton John a Knight, so he be called Sir Elton John? I think she can give titles and she can take them away.
Posted by: Jen the original at February


Guessing she does not "own" them everywhere but she has never had to go through the issue of claiming them either.

Guessing megs is going to get taught some manners the hard way about who is whom in the world of royalty.

There are enough toadys and wannabes that are going to bend and scrape and lick the queens boots for an invite that megs is going to be back to yacht girling.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 05:51 PM (HALdu)

110 Melania's first pic:

Melania Trump brought her signature stilettos to the NASCAR Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday.
The 49-year-old first lady was clad in a black-and-white midi dress from Christian Dior, which she belted at the waist with a laser-cut white leather belt from Alaia, available on Net-a-Porter.com for $1,370.

On her feet, Trump wore her go-to power pumps, choosing Christian Louboutin's So Kate silhouette. The style has a 4.75-inch heel, a pointed toe and a low-cut topline, a feature that serves to elongate the length of the leg. Nordstrom.com stocks the classic pumps for $675.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 05:51 PM (Dhht7)

111 I hear ya; but ya know, anytime I took a dame fishing, it was a total cloosterzeefook !
Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:42 PM (arJlL)

You're not drinking enough.
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 22, 2020 05:43 PM (Um2IM)
* * * *

Hahahahaha! For some things, no amount of alcohol is enough...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 05:52 PM (WFcrO)

112

The RCP average for South Carolina has Biden at +3.7%. He was +19% at the beginning of the year. He's falling faster than a dog faced pony soldier

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 05:52 PM (9+gEA)

113 108: The DHS guy who said Obama's peeps told him to wipe the background of Muslim appointees

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 05:53 PM (ONvIw)

114 why not have a thread dedicated to French cars?
bewbs.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 05:53 PM (r+sAi)

115 Warren didn't really do any better than she did in NH. And Buttplug bombed.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 05:53 PM (VNfwt)

116 Icelandic lass definitely has some of the same Asian blood as Melania. I'm beginning to dig the whole miscegenation thing.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 05:54 PM (T6t7i)

117 109 Guessing she does not "own" them everywhere but she has never had to go through the issue of claiming them either.



Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 05:51 PM (HALdu)


Using "royal" in a trademark requires the permission of the monarch forever. It used to apply in Canada (and presumably most of the commonwealth) but it seems to have been dropped since the 1970s ... wikipedia has details how commonwealth rules work ... complicated.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:54 PM (XzVUd)

118 Lovely picture of Melania and the dress is beautiful. I have never worn a dress of that style. How do you keep if falling off your chest. It's tight enough to have that not happen, or you affix it with some kind of tape type thing?. Sorry; It's a stupid question. I just don't know.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:54 PM (WI7YS)

119 Okay, Melania has a mole on her lower arm. I'm so done with her.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 05:55 PM (T6t7i)

120 Maybe Bernie can get AUH2O to run with him

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 05:55 PM (rpxSz)

121 Clamps

Posted by: pawn at February 22, 2020 05:56 PM (PveK5)

122 Nordstroms has seen their last dollar from me. I need something I buy it at Poetry.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 05:56 PM (EvnpL)

123 Haney was sort of a Brennan enemy

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 05:56 PM (ONvIw)

124 Harry could have been Queen

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 05:56 PM (rpxSz)

125 109 Guessing she does not "own" them everywhere but she has never had to go through the issue of claiming them either.



Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 05:51 PM (HALdu)


Using "royal" in a trademark requires the permission of the monarch forever. It used to apply in Canada (and presumably most of the commonwealth) but it seems to have been dropped since the 1970s ... wikipedia has details how commonwealth rules work ... complicated.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February




Sure but there are other royal families.

The queen does not have sway here. Indeed there should be no titles here.

We should quit passing exceptions when the queen gives someone a knighthood.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (HALdu)

126 Hot damn! I'm moving to Iceland!
And damn if Princess Kate ain't lookin' good in stockings.. I miss women wearing stockings.. a bit of a fetish here..
And our Chess master has a look on her as if she's thinking : "I bet this is gonna end up on the AoSHQ chess thread!"
They grow healthy young Komradettes down in Georgia!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (CjFDo)

127 Harry
and Meggie Sparkles are getting pissy with the Queen, saying she
doesn't "own" the "royal" titles/labels. (Why, yes, yes she does.
Completely).


I look forward to the day that those two figure prominently in Florida Man Friday. You know it's coming.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (T6t7i)

128 Afraid to ask: what did Nordstrom do now?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (El6T/)

129 Arghhh...
1. Qh7+ Kf7
2. Qxg6+ Kxg6 ( ... Kg8 3. Qh7+ Kf7 4. Bh5# )
3. Bh5+ Kh7
4. Bf7+ Bh6
5. g6+ Kg7
6. Bxh6+ Kh7 (or Kh8 )
7. Bxf8#
... hah!

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 05:47 PM (XzVUd)


I hate to pick at you, but you missed the (pretty much meaningless) blocking move 7...Qh4. Followed by mate with the rook. So you were a move off. It's a forced mate in 8, not 7.

But, my nitpicking aside, you did good work.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (6EF41)

130 Anyway, no gun found at scene. Will they try robbery gone wrong, again?

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 05:58 PM (ONvIw)

131 So the Deep State knocked off somebody else?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:59 PM (WI7YS)

132 >>> Icelandic lass definitely has some of the same Asian blood as Melania.

She is the product of over 1000 years of ice wop inbreeding.

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2020 05:59 PM (dCRRg)

133 126
Hot damn! I'm moving to Iceland

I hate to break it to you, but they aren't all that beautiful a population.

Also, nice Harry Potter touch for the music on the chessboard.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 05:59 PM (T6t7i)

134 And our Chess master has a look on her as if she's thinking : "I bet this is gonna end up on the AoSHQ chess thread!"
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (CjFDo)


I discovered awhile back that if I Googled for "chess hotties", a surprising number of results were pics on prior AoSHQ chess threads.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 06:00 PM (6EF41)

135 In 1970, I crossed the pond for the first time, at the ripe age of 19

I was amazed how much the uppers were invested in the Royals

esp the gays

made me ill

hasn't changed much, huh ?

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 06:00 PM (rpxSz)

136
I look forward to the day that those two figure prominently in Florida Man Friday. You know it's coming.


Posted by: pep

.....................
I picture a cell phone video of Meggie in a cat fight with another Mom at either a school function or in a supermarket.. The Brit tabloids will have cameras on these two twits 24/7

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 06:00 PM (CjFDo)

137 Our Icelandic lass is a pole-vaulter. And she withdrew from a beauty contest because she was "too fat."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 06:01 PM (u82oZ)

138 She has Trump spray sticky spray over the boobs

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:01 PM (HALdu)

139 129 But, my nitpicking aside, you did good work.


Nit picking is welcome ... I need to stop overlooking things. In this case, it would have been ok over the board because the misses are not errors but trivial details. Not extra branches on the tree.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 06:01 PM (XzVUd)

140 What Is the Social Democratic stance on legal gambling? More for your comrades?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:02 PM (PUmDY)

141 Hot damn! I'm moving to Iceland
I hate to break it to you, but they aren't all that beautiful a population.

There are a couple of Icelandic women who have done really well at Crossfit championships.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 06:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

142 How do you do early voting in a caucus state? I must not understand the caucus process.

Also, how's PDJT doing. Are Bill Weld and Joe Walsh breaking half a percent?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 06:02 PM (Dhht7)

143 I discovered awhile back that if I Googled for "chess hotties", a surprising number of results were pics on prior AoSHQ chess threads.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February



when are the words "chess" and "hottie" ever used besides here?

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:02 PM (HALdu)

144
Yeah, we'll soon have a video of Meggie Sparkles screaming at a white cat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 06:03 PM (rCwaK)

145 pretty dresses

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 06:03 PM (G546f)

146 Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (arJlL)

Thanks. That's kind of you. I'm sure many people were teased and bullied in school, It was really only 8th grade that had the mean girls and I generally enjoyed high school a lot because I was in the school plays.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:03 PM (WI7YS)

147 I bet it is more like Running Man

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:04 PM (PUmDY)

148 This red haired dingbat could have had any woman he wanted, and he throws in with a post wall, mid thirties divorced woke feminist who shits all over his head, alienates him from his own flesh and blood and now has him giving up his royal status.

Even my ass would have turned her down, and I have no standards!

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:04 PM (+dsLj)

149 122 Nordstroms has seen their last dollar from me. I need something I buy it at Poetry.
Posted by: Ben Had

If you need more reason to dislike Nordys,
I have a dear friend who worked in corporate for 25 years. They treated her like shit when they decided to downsize and hire a bunch of "young blood." She ended up quitting, thereby losing a hefty payout and took 2 years to find a comparable job.

They have taken a huge hit, having to close stores in Seattle, and their Flagship store downtown is turning into a cesspool.

Poetry is lovely. I also like Garnet Hill.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 06:04 PM (PkVlr)

150 why not have a thread dedicated to French cars?


my first car was a hand me down mid 50's Renault Dauphine


a complete POS

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 06:05 PM (rpxSz)

151 Fox has declared Bernie the winner of the NV caucus. He's gonna have a outright majority of delegates, at 55% now.

-
Fear and loathing at the DNC.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:05 PM (+y/Ru)

152 >> Lovely picture of Melania and the dress is beautiful. I have never worn a dress of that style. How do you keep if falling off your chest. It's tight enough to have that not happen, or you affix it with some kind of tape type thing?. Sorry; It's a stupid question. I just don't know.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:54 PM (WI7YS)

The waist made snug enough to keep dress from falling down, and stays in the sides, sometimes front and back also depending on design to keep it from twisting. All in dressmaking and alterations.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 06:05 PM (Z/jzm)

153 93
That model with the pastel yellow top and floral print skirt has man hands...just sayin'.

Posted by: Traveling Man


Also, a very sharp chin.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 06:05 PM (T6t7i)

154 * of course it helps that Melania has the figure for it.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 06:06 PM (Z/jzm)

155 I may be down, but I'm not out!

Was Tunney out when Dempsey knocked him down? Of course not! I was there and believe you me, I counted. I counted to 8 then to 10 then oh what the hell....

Like Lord Nelson said at the Battle of Zimbabwe, I have not yet begun to fight! I was there when he got out of jail so I should know. I even had tires waiting for Minnie when she needed them.

Oh what the heck am I saying....here pull my finger.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 22, 2020 06:06 PM (Z+IKu)

156 Iceland is also home to some very strong men, I.e. the guy who plays Mountain in Game of Thrones.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 06:06 PM (Uu+Jp)

157 Hot damn! I'm moving to Iceland

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

yeah, no.

Iceland is full of butch lesbians that will axe your head off if you have an American accent.

Now Norway... that's a different ballgame.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:06 PM (+dsLj)

158 How do you do early voting in a caucus state? I must not understand the caucus process.

Oh, you know, vote whenever you want- early, late, multiply or singly. We'll take care of the details.

Posted by: The DNC at February 22, 2020 06:06 PM (x/2Z8)

159 Lovely
picture of Melania and the dress is beautiful. I have never worn a
dress of that style. How do you keep if falling off your chest. It's
tight enough to have that not happen, or you affix it with some kind of
tape type thing?. Sorry; It's a stupid question. I just don't know.

Posted by: FenelonSpok


The silicone helps. I try not to judge.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 06:07 PM (T6t7i)

160 How do you do early voting in a caucus state? I must not understand the caucus process.



Posted by: olddog in mo.........
I wondered the same thing.
Ballots with first choice then alternate choices?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 06:07 PM (CjFDo)

161 So the deep state killed again one Phillip Haney an
Obama employee who was a whistleblower on Muslim Bros penetration of US Govt.

Timing of his death perhaps as warning to others.
Seems like a panic move by the deep state.

Posted by: roscoe at February 22, 2020 06:07 PM (WX+x0)

162 108 Speaking of 0, Philip Haney was murdered.

Okay.

Who's Philip Haney ?

The guy that sold the farm to Mr. Douglas ?
Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:51 PM (arJlL)

TGP summary:

DHS whistleblower Philip Haney was found dead on Friday.
The whistleblower against the Obama administration was shot dead near his vehicle in California.

Haney told Sean Hannity in 2016 that he was ordered during the Obama administration to scrub the record of Muslims in the US with terrorist ties.

The story of his death has still not been reported by the mainstream media.

Haney had been missing since Wednesday.

Philip Haney said political correctness during the Obama years killed the investigation that might have stopped the San Bernardino Christmas terrorists.


from Law Enforcement Today:

https://tinyurl.com/thcy7yb

Multiple sources tell us that Philip's body was discovered outside San Francisco, CA, last night. The current indications point to him being shot to death.

It is unclear when it happened or how. The details are still emerging. As soon as we have more information, we will provide an update.

Friends of Haney told us that they spoke with Haney earlier this week and he'd never been happier.

They've suggested there's absolutely no way he would have taken his own life, and reinforce that he's had many enemies since he blew the whistle on the Obama administration.

Close friends of Haney tell us that his wife lost her battle with cancer in 2019. Haney was engaged to be married later this year. The author of See Something, Say Nothing was preparing to go back on the road in advance of the upcoming election. He was currently living in California, just west of San Francisco.

In 2018, Haney told Intercessors for America prayer activists that he had been working on a special assignment in Minnesota to stop Rep. Keith Ellison from being elected Minnesota's Attorney General.

As we approach the 2020 elections, friends of Haney's told us he was planning on doubling down on efforts to protect America from progressive leftists socialists.

....

Too early to call what actually happened. Maybe he shot himself, right?

Posted by: friends of Seth Rich at February 22, 2020 06:07 PM (sy5kK)

163 53 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.
Posted by: JackStraw

The old dog.

Posted by: Caliban at February 22, 2020 06:08 PM (QE8X6)

164 118 Lovely picture of Melania and the dress is beautiful. I have never worn a dress of that style. How do you keep if falling off your chest. It's tight enough to have that not happen, or you affix it with some kind of tape type thing?. Sorry; It's a stupid question. I just don't know.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Back when I wore dresses like that, the bodice was custom made with boning that provided support for the bosom. It did have to be very tight fitting, so that it didn't slip down. You take short breaths when you wear those gowns.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 06:08 PM (mFoNl)

165 This dress design probably has a tighter fitting under-layer with the empire waist look on the outer layer

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 06:08 PM (Z/jzm)

166 A Navy coworker who was in Sigonella said a date with a girl meant sitting in the living room on opposite sides of the couch with your hands resting in plain sight, surrounded by all the relatives.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

So, I guess you're saying that not even Doug Henning could honkenate the hooters .....

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:08 PM (arJlL)

167 Too early to call what actually happened. Maybe he shot himself, right?



Posted by: friends of Seth Rich at February 22, 2020 06:07 PM (sy5kK)


They make the mafia look like Boy Scouts

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 06:09 PM (9+gEA)

168 why not have a thread dedicated to French cars?


my first car was a hand me down mid 50's Renault Dauphine


a complete POS

Posted by: REDACTED at February



French cars are garbage, however, I do think their Alpine is interesting.

I would have to own 20 cars before I would buy it but it is interesting.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:09 PM (HALdu)

169 rhomboid, Nordstrom went all SJW.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (EvnpL)

170 Does this tiara make my ass look fat?

This Miss Iceland quit after criticism that she was too fat. Kate Upton ish

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (ZFdlO)

171 It did have to be very tight fitting, so that it didn't slip down. You take short breaths when you wear those gowns.

Posted by: Moki


Interesting. So both sides are hyperventilating.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (T6t7i)

172 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.
Posted by: JackStraw

The old dog.

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

We are offended and triggered for being exploited as metaphors to describe that oafish commie ratbag.

Posted by: The Dogs at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (+dsLj)

173 Lovely picture of Melania and the dress is beautiful. I have never worn a dress of that style. How do you keep if falling off your chest. It's tight enough to have that not happen, or you affix it with some kind of tape type thing?. Sorry; It's a stupid question. I just don't know.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:54 PM

Boning (stays) to keep it up. It's probably got a built-in bra shelf.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (COzlW)

174 Fully pissed off here in WA state.
The outside of the ballot envelope requires you to declare D or R with a statement that you will not work for the other party.
If you do not check one or the other your ballot is tossed and not counted.
Eastern WA needs to divorce western WA in the worst way.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (3vrTU)

175 guessed Trump's wife has saline



Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (HALdu)

176 Dang. I'm looking at new trucks but now I'm thinking a flight to Iceland.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (TGayj)
* * * *

Easy peasy. Slightly used truck plus flight to Iceland. That way you can afford both.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (WFcrO)

177 Iceland is full of Bjork ... this one is funny though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WFTHpOw8Y

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 06:11 PM (XzVUd)

178 128 Afraid to ask: what did Nordstrom do now?
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (El6T


Yeah, I would like to know, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 06:11 PM (6EF41)

179 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.
Posted by: JackStraw

The old dog.

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

We are offended and triggered for being exploited as metaphors to describe that oafish commie ratbag.
Posted by: The Dogs at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM

The reference to lapping was really a dig at the Icelandic lesbians.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 06:11 PM (COzlW)

180 Haney was sort of a Brennan enemy

I'm guessing a robbery gone bad, with nothing stolen and two dead MS-13's about to be found.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 06:11 PM (elfAG)

181 Back when I wore dresses like that, the bodice was custom made with boning that provided support for the bosom.

Nope !

I ain't touching that one !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:12 PM (arJlL)

182 Dang. I'm looking at new trucks but now I'm thinking a flight to Iceland.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 05:46 PM (TGayj)


It's not the flight to Iceland that costs you, it's the COL once you get there.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 06:12 PM (T6t7i)

183 French cars are garbage, however, I do think their Alpine is interesting.

I would have to own 20 cars before I would buy it but it is interesting.
Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:09 PM (HALdu)

6 months ago, the wife took my X4 to Albany

traded for a new Tucson

I kinda like it

I'm officially old now

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 06:12 PM (rpxSz)

184

"Rep.Lee Zeldin Pushing for Expungement of Trump’s ‘Sham Impeachment’ by Democrats " @ Breitbart.

Lee Zeldin for Senate !

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:13 PM (zr5Kq)

185 rench cars are garbage, however, I do think their Alpine is interesting.

I would have to own 20 cars before I would buy it but it is interesting.
Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:09 PM (HALdu)


Is that the same Alpine that Get Smart had? I didn't know they were French. I've always kind of liked those.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 06:13 PM (aS1PU)

186 180: Brennan?

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 06:13 PM (ONvIw)

187 I'm gonna take that as "just EAST of San Francisco", unless Haney was living in the Farallon Islands ......

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 06:13 PM (El6T/)

188 82 I hope, if it is going to be Burnie, that on the debate stage President Trump asks, So, senator, you're an Independent. Then, why are you running as a Democrat?
Don't you have any convictions of your own?
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (3vrTU)


I'd like to see him ask Sanders what it would take to convince him that socialism - democratic or otherwise - simply does not work?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2020 06:13 PM (YqDXo)

189 Back when I wore dresses like that, the bodice was custom made with boning that provided support for the bosom.




Yeah but the whaling ban started in the 70s so they do not use that much now.

gafffers tape

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:14 PM (HALdu)

190 I imagine that Prince William is very happy that he seems to have married a normal, attractive woman who seemed to fit in the royal circle quite well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:14 PM (WI7YS)

191 Poetry is lovely. I also like Garnet Hill.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 06:04

Neither site do much for me. Now, Duluth Trading....

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 06:14 PM (Dhht7)

192 [Haney] was currently living in California, just west of San Francisco.
Posted by: friends of Seth Rich at February 22, 2020 06:07 PM (sy5kK)


He was living in the Pacific Ocean??

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 06:14 PM (6EF41)

193 What you really have to watch out for in Iceland is the Bjork breed of swans fapping around.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 06:14 PM (COzlW)

194 MSNBC panel waking up that Media hasn't vetted Bernie. They and the DNC have fucked themselves

They'll blame Putin

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:15 PM (ZFdlO)

195 The outside of the ballot envelope requires you to declare D or R with a statement that you will not work for the other party.
If you do not check one or the other your ballot is tossed and not counted.
Eastern WA needs to divorce western WA in the worst way.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society

It doesn't say you can't work for the other party, it just says you can't participate in the nomination process of any other party for the 2020 Presidential election.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at February 22, 2020 06:15 PM (SfYbS)

196 179 Bernie isn't just winning Nevada he's lapping the field.
Posted by: JackStraw


Did someone say "lapping" ?

yummy

Posted by: BUTTBOI at February 22, 2020 06:15 PM (rpxSz)

197 Okay.

RIP Phillip Haney .

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:15 PM (arJlL)

198 184

"Rep.Lee Zeldin Pushing for Expungement of Trump's "Sham Impeachment" by Democrats " @ Breitbart."

Lee Zeldin for Senate !
Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:13 PM (zr5Kq)


Lee Zeldin looks like Led Zeppelin. No wonder I like the guy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:15 PM (zBaqJ)

199 Lee Zeldin looks like Led Zeppelin. No wonder I like the guy.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:15 PM (zBaqJ)


His dad is no shmuck either.

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:16 PM (zr5Kq)

200 I think perhaps Miss Iceland would fit very well in my house. She could be charge of .... well, I'm sure I'll find something.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 22, 2020 06:16 PM (NVYyb)

201 guessed Trump's wife has saline



Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (HALdu)

You would guess wrong. She does not have implants

Posted by: Jen the original at February 22, 2020 06:16 PM (v1YGn)

202 Poetry is lovely. I also like Garnet Hill.

Posted by: nurse ratched

What about Garnet Mims ?

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:16 PM (arJlL)

203 Mask off: Chris Matthews suggests Democratic establishment better off with four more years of Trump than Sanders movement reshaping party.

-
Excellent.

- Montgomery Burns

Chris Matthews started out saying he has views of socialism that he's willing he's happy to talk about in private with people and then IMMEDIATELY starts talking about how if there's socialism he's going to be executed in the middle of central park by Fidel Castro personally.

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Tempting, but no, I'm not going to vote socialist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (+y/Ru)

204 You would guess wrong. She does not have implants
Posted by: Jen the original at February 22, 2020 06:16 PM (v1YGn)



guess again

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (zr5Kq)

205
traded for a new Tucson



I kinda like it



I'm officially old now

Posted by: REDACTED

...............
I'm gonna hit the dealer this week to look at the Tucson.. My Sonata has 70k on it and I want to get back into an SUV.. I just like being higher off the road.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (CjFDo)

206 It even does the capturing/piece-removal automatically.


Like Bond's Aston Martin.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (ZQR/T)

207
Melania Trump is truly a beautiful person. Her physical beauty is the bonus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (zBaqJ)

208 implantatas

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (zr5Kq)

209
I ain't touching that one !
Posted by: JT


Because you are a gentleman, sir.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (mFoNl)

210 Just listened to Nouriel Roubini on with WSJ's Gerry Baker. He loves the economy. But he thinks Iran will soon finish a bomb and drop it on Tel Aviv. Always a pleasure to listen to Dr. Doom (hold on- need to close my sarcasm tag).

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (NVYyb)

211 You would guess wrong. She does not have implants

Posted by: Jen the original

I have no personal knowledge, but that is not what I've read. Apparently, she got implants when her modeling career was flagging due to her being old, i.e. over 25.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (T6t7i)

212
In 2016, Haney published a book, "See Something, Say Nothing," that outlined the Obama administration's attempts to block him from investigating Islamic radicalism because his investigations were inherently racist toward the Muslim community.


Thanks again to the brain dead assholes who put an anti-American POS in the White House for 8 years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (9+gEA)

213 Speaking of WA state primary ballots, I know I should mark D and vote for crazy Bernie, but I just love filling in the bubble next to President Trump's name.
Wat du?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (SfYbS)

214 The Get Smart was a Sunbeam, they mad an Alpine but that id not the same as the Alpine made by the French.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (HALdu)

215 Melania Trump is truly a beautiful person. Her physical beauty is the bonus.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (zBaqJ)


This is true.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (aS1PU)

216 She looked very beutiful, and then some procedure or something gave her a mongolian eyes.

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (zr5Kq)

217 *beautiful

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (zr5Kq)

218 olddog, I'd bet dollars to donuts that you have at least one linen shirt.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (EvnpL)

219
I just rememberberryed somethin:

remember that wacky liar former CEO of Overstock and his bullshit stories?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (I6T7W)

220 Eastern WA needs to divorce western WA in the worst way. Posted by: Winston a dreg of society

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

I really hope Virginia might lead the way on this. If we're going to have a national divorce it makes sense for the red counties to break away and either form their own states or join red ones as the easiest path.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (+dsLj)

221 The Queen could always insist on a DNA test, and then inform Harry that the title "Bastard" is not under her jurisdiction.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (Wm5SB)

222 If too many Bernie people stand in one corner of the room, the whole thing gonna tip over. Lord help us all.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (COzlW)

223 Nordstrom dept store?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (PUmDY)

224 You would guess wrong. She does not have implants
Posted by: Jen the original at February


How do you know?

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:19 PM (HALdu)

225 no. don't remember overstock ceo...why ?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:20 PM (zr5Kq)

226 Thanks. That's kind of you. I'm sure many people were teased and bullied in school, It was really only 8th grade that had the mean girls and I generally enjoyed high school a lot because I was in the school plays.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:20 PM (arJlL)

227
Yeah but the whaling ban started in the 70s so they do not use that much now.

gafffers tape
Posted by: not so

metal boning was used in the 80's and 90's. It didn't feel great, but the bodice wasn't going anywhere.

Today, wardrobe malfunctions are no big deal, so i guess they don't worry about boning or stays as much. Tape isn't going to do much for big breasted women.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 06:20 PM (mFoNl)

228 I'm gonna hit the dealer this week to look at the Tucson.. My Sonata has 70k on it and I want to get back into an SUV.. I just like being higher off the road.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 06:17 PM (CjFDo)

am pleasantly surprised at how good it is on the snow and ice

and I like the leather interior and it's a lot more roomy up front than the X4

Posted by: BUTTBOI at February 22, 2020 06:20 PM (rpxSz)

229 Speaking of WA state primary ballots, I know I should mark D and vote for crazy Bernie, but I just love filling in the bubble next to President Trump's name.
Wat du?

********

I voted for En Trumpenfuhrer, and wrote LOLGF next to the other names

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (+dsLj)

230 I had a Peugeot moped in 77, it was the Cadillac of mopeds. Would do 40 easy

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (oxgyf)

231 Nissan makes some great vehicles. I've rented several and they are all loaded up with great tech and drive very well. I like their SUV, whatever its called, better than my wife's Audi SUV.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (NVYyb)

232 174 Fully pissed off here in WA state.
The outside of the ballot envelope requires you to declare D or R with a statement that you will not work for the other party.
If you do not check one or the other your ballot is tossed and not counted.
Eastern WA needs to divorce western WA in the worst way.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:10 PM (3vrTU)


Winston, you are right to be pissed off.

WA changed their primary to be a "top two" vote getters, from the traditional top R and top D, over a decade ago. US Supreme court decision in 2008 sealed the deal.

Why does it matter what party I may be from?


Heck, our voting rolls are so corrupt here anyway, with 25 years of Motor Voter "YOU get to vote, non-citizen, and YOU get to vote, non-citizen, and YOU get to vote, non-citizen", just lie like Democrats do all the time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (sy5kK)

233 The Get Smart was a Sunbeam, they mad an Alpine but that id not the same as the Alpine made by the French.
Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (HALdu)


Ah yes, it's been a long time. I looked up the French Alpine, definitely not the Sunbeam.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (aS1PU)

234 clearly an exploratory committee of Morons is needed to determine whether
a) FLOTUS has natural or enhanced assets
b) how her gown stays on aforementioned assets

The bidding is now open for a spot on the committee.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (G546f)

235 and wrote LOLGF next to the other names





wouldn't that invalidate your ballot ?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (zr5Kq)

236 231 Nissan makes some great vehicles. I've rented several and they are all loaded up with great tech and drive very well. I like their SUV, whatever its called, better than my wife's Audi SUV.


the Pathfinder? my best car ever!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! (DlsPn) at February 22, 2020 06:22 PM (9jq9f)

237 Pretty sure Melania has her bags altered

Posted by: BUTTBOI at February 22, 2020 06:23 PM (rpxSz)

238 Saabs were almost as stupid as French cars.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:23 PM (PUmDY)

239 wouldn't that invalidate your ballot ?

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

Long as the you dont bubble anything in the circle I think you're good. Besides I registered as a GOP so it won't be counted anyway.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:23 PM (+dsLj)

240 Nissan makes some great vehicles. I've rented several and they are all loaded up with great tech and drive very well. I like their SUV, whatever its called, better than my wife's Audi SUV.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February



Nissan dealers seem to think differently.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:23 PM (HALdu)

241

am pleasantly surprised at how good it is on the snow and ice



and I like the leather interior and it's a lot more roomy up front than the X4

Posted by: BUTTBOI

.........Thanks!I had a Santa Fe for 10 years.. never had a major repair on it.. I only sold it cuz the clear coat was peeling from not being garaged..I would buy American if I could find something with as good a warranty and as good quality.. there just isn't anything at that price range.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 06:24 PM (CjFDo)

242 233 The Get Smart was a Sunbeam, they mad an Alpine but that id not the same as the Alpine made by the French.
Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (HALdu)

Ah yes, it's been a long time. I looked up the French Alpine, definitely not the Sunbeam.
Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 06:21 PM (aS1PU)



True story: Got to be at least 20 years ago but when I was living in LA, I was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway just where it merged with the 10 Freeway. In the next lane was a red sportscar and the license plate "AGENT 86." Yup, it was Don Adams.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:25 PM (zBaqJ)

243 215 typical of some facelifts

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 06:25 PM (G546f)

244 Prince Ludwig
I did vote for Burnie.
As much as I love Trump, no homo, I'll save that pleasure for the Nov election.
Won't matter, this state is a lock for who or what ever has a D behind the name.

Also, Greater Idaho secession movement in eastern OR along with the Jefferson State people acting up again.
Salem is perhaps less popular than Olympia in the flyover parts.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:25 PM (3vrTU)

245 I
would buy American if I could find something with as good a warranty
and as good quality.. there just isn't anything at that price range.[/i/]

Yeah, when you have to pay a fat, drunk illiterate an inordinate sum to sweep the floors, much less bolt part A to part B, you ain't gettin' that.

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 06:26 PM (T6t7i)

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 06:26 PM (T6t7i)

247 I have a Tucson as well but I don't like how they pulled the turbo engine from the newer models, plus still no smart cruise control, so I'm in a holding pattern until they get their shit together there.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:26 PM (+dsLj)

248 Did Bernie have a Soviet handler? I'm serious

Some guy he met with from time to time. Just to chat, you see

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:26 PM (ZFdlO)

249


True story: Got to be at least 20 years ago but when I was living in LA, I was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway just where it merged with the 10 Freeway. In the next lane was a red sportscar and the license plate "AGENT 86." Yup, it was Don Adams.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:25 PM (zBaqJ)



was he holding a shoe to his ear ?? HAHAHAH !

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 06:26 PM (zr5Kq)

250 Intermediate problem has me stumped. I'll await the update with the answers later. I start with:

1) .. Rxa2+
2) Kb1 Rxb2+
3) Kc1

But I don't see a favorable end for black.
I'll just blame it on Maia's subtle smile, Kate's gams, and Miss Iceland's "come hither" look. Too many distractions this week.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (ch6++)

251 I volunteer to find out and I'll let the horde know. The First Lady must have a secretary whose job it is to answer this very question 20 or 30 times a day, so they probably will give us a quick answer. Of course, I intend to write under the pseudonym "Prince Charles, Crown Prince of England", so the Secret Service won't actually know it's me. Despite my return address on the letter.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (NVYyb)

252 Don't see a reason for doing anything about the Dummy's impeachment, it failed.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (ZCEU2)

253 I have a Tucson as well but I don't like how they pulled the turbo engine from the newer models, plus still no smart cruise control, so I'm in a holding pattern until they get their shit together there.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February



Smart cruise control is a curse.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (HALdu)

254 So it looks like Bernie is actually going to be the D nominee. Unbelievable

Posted by: IC at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (sYDum)

255 I ain't touching that one !
Posted by: JT

Because you are a gentleman, sir.
Posted by: Moki

Aw heck, you don't hafta call me sir. I thought we were old pals !

Ya know what ?
A fortune teller (whom I had never met) described me to a woman , she said "A gentleman will come into your life"

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (arJlL)

256 The Get Smart was a Sunbeam, they mad an Alpine but that id not the same as the Alpine made by the French.
Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (HALdu)


Gee, thanks.

Now I have that Get Smart theme song in my head.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (sy5kK)

257 248 Did Bernie have a Soviet handler? I'm serious

Some guy he met with from time to time. Just to chat, you see

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:26 PM (ZFdlO)


Who is Bernie's handler may be the better question?

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 06:28 PM (ZQR/T)

258 So it looks like Bernie is actually going to be the D nominee. Unbelievable
Posted by: IC

Forsooth !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:28 PM (arJlL)

259 The '50s image is beautiful. Those fashion editors knew how to sell a dress!

Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 06:28 PM (cploN)

260 So it looks like Bernie is actually going to be the D nominee. Unbelievable

-
Berning down the house!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:28 PM (+y/Ru)

261 86 Harry and Megs traded royalty for celebrity.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 05:45 PM (ZFdlO)

They chose ... poorly.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 22, 2020 06:29 PM (qyH+l)

262 What is Greater Idaho? Montana, Washington Oregon?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:29 PM (PUmDY)

263 Bloomberg is the biggest fool in America, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:30 PM (ZFdlO)

264 Nevada proves the only endorsement you need is Putin's.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 06:30 PM (VNfwt)

265
True story: Got to be at least 20 years ago but when I was living in LA, I was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway just where it merged with the 10 Freeway. In the next lane was a red sportscar and the license plate "AGENT 86." Yup, it was Don Adams.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:25 PM (zBaqJ)



JJ, that was a nice birthday present!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:31 PM (sy5kK)

266 Tape isn't going to do much for big breasted women.
Posted by: Moki

Go on........

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:31 PM (arJlL)

267 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 06:24 PM (CjFDo)

you're welcome

sorry, had my Buttboi sock on

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 06:31 PM (rpxSz)

268 Bloomberg is the biggest fool in America, no?

-
Maybe when Rosie O'Donnell is not around.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:31 PM (+y/Ru)

269 olddog, I'd bet dollars to donuts that you have at least one linen shirt.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 06:19

That would be a winning a bet.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 06:32 PM (Dhht7)

270 262 What is Greater Idaho? Montana, Washington Oregon?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:29 PM (PUmDY)


Isn't that a mostly generic term for the area outside of the big cities?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:32 PM (sy5kK)

271 Since I am almost never on the book thread because of church duties, I will share this here. I am re-reading or reading for the first time the "Anne of Green Gables" series. I read Anne of Windy Poplars and maybe one other, but they are the kinds of books which I think many 'ettes could appreciate as adults. It is a pleasant, restful kind of reading of a bygone era and uplifting. I have also re-read "Little Women" as an adult and I enjoyed that too.

Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading? Do not tell me "Playboy" or "Penthouse".
Those are not books. I don't know if Penthouse has articles but nobody looked a Playboy for its articles.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:32 PM (WI7YS)

272 Bloomberg is the biggest fool in America, no?
Posted by: Ignoramus

Wellll......I wouldn't say he's the biggest.......

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:32 PM (arJlL)

273 Nissan makes some great vehicles. I've rented several and they are all loaded up with great tech and drive very well. I like their SUV, whatever its called, better than my wife's Audi SUV.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

--

The Armada? The older ones were on a truck chassis. Not sure about the newer model years. I have an QX56 which is very similar. I'm looking to replace it soon but that model isn't made any more. Infiniti sort of replaced it with the QX80.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 06:33 PM (Y4EXg)

274 As much as I love Trump, no homo, I'll save that pleasure for the Nov election.
Won't matter, this state is a lock for who or what ever has a D behind the name.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society

IDK about that. If Bernie gets the nomination, there's a real chance he could scare off enough normies that President Trump takes some surprising states. If he gets screwed out of the nomination again, the Bernie Bros might keep their promise of going apeshit. Either way, invest heavily in popcorn futures.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at February 22, 2020 06:33 PM (SfYbS)

275 greater Idaho is funny

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:33 PM (PUmDY)

276 Greater Idaho is the counties east of the Cascades plus south of Eugene leaving and joining the state of Idaho.
Modeled to some extent on the West VA legislature offering to take the VA counties who want to leave because of Gov Coonman and his gun grabbing assholes in Richmond.
The move to Greater Idaho would leave just 8 counties, Portland to Eugene and east to Bend only.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:33 PM (3vrTU)

277 Not ready to say its the Bern yet, I think Super Tuesday needs to weigh in.

Crazy Uncle Joe throws in the towel March 5 10am

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 06:34 PM (ZCEU2)

278 Tape isn't going to do much for big breasted women.
Posted by: Moki





Kim Kardashian, her 32es, twitter, and the daily mail suggest otherwise.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:34 PM (HALdu)

279 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading? Do not tell me "Playboy" or "Penthouse".
Those are not books. I don't know if Penthouse has articles but nobody looked a Playboy for its articles.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I read all of the Hardy Boys books as a yute.....

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:34 PM (arJlL)

280 So it looks like Bernie is actually going to be the D nominee. Unbelievable

Posted by: IC
................
Naah.. way too early to tell..
These early contests are gonna skew things towards the leftists..
Wait til SC and Super Tuesday.. It is gonna be a bloody muddled mess.Bernie will go into Milwaukee with 30-35% and claim he has a right to the nomination... he won't get it.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 22, 2020 06:34 PM (CjFDo)

281 JJ reports in the sidebar that DHS whistleblower Philip Haney was shot dead in San Fran. He ws famous for breaking the news the Obama admiistration was knowingly admitting Muslim Brotherhood jihadists to our country in great numbers. Reportedly it was a self-inflicted would, though there is plenty of doubt being expressed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 22, 2020 06:34 PM (NVYyb)

282 1) .. Rxa2+
2) Kb1 Rxb2+
3) Kc1
But I don't see a favorable end for black.
I'll just blame it on Maia's subtle smile, Kate's gams, and Miss Iceland's "come hither" look. Too many distractions this week.
Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2020 06:27 PM (ch6++)


Which rook are you using to make the initial capture at a2? It makes a difference.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 06:34 PM (6EF41)

283 I don't know if Penthouse has articles but nobody looked a Playboy for its articles.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:32 PM (WI7YS)


Yeah, those people who say that they read Playboy for the articles are liars.

I read it for the in-depth interviews of famous people.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:35 PM (sy5kK)

284 True story: Got to be at least 20 years ago but when I was living in LA, I was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway just where it merged with the 10 Freeway. In the next lane was a red sportscar and the license plate "AGENT 86." Yup, it was Don Adams.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2020 06:25 PM (zBaqJ)

well, I was driving in upstate NY and a car that was in front of me had the plate of "IMON2U"

it was Debra Winger

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 06:35 PM (rpxSz)

285 greater Idaho is funny
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

Dave Chappelle is funnier !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:35 PM (arJlL)

286 Those are not books. I don't know if Penthouse has articles but nobody looked a Playboy for its articles.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February



That is not true

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:35 PM (HALdu)

287 Sorry, never heard greater applied to a state

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:36 PM (PUmDY)

288 Greater Idaho is the counties east of the Cascades plus south of Eugene leaving and joining the state of Idaho.
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Also California's Lassen, Modoc, Tehama and Shasta counties.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:36 PM (jW9oF)

289 plus still no smart cruise control, so I'm in a holding pattern until they get their shit together there.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:26
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No smart cruise control? Sounds like they got their sh*t together in that regard.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 06:36 PM (Dhht7)

290 It's now baked in that Bernie will get an outsized number of delegates on Super Tuesday.

FFS, with Bloomberg in, Bernie could get ALL the CA delegates

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:36 PM (ZFdlO)

291 Hah! The image of the Burnie bois setting Portland, Seattle and SF on fire would surely teach us a lesson.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:36 PM (3vrTU)

292 That is not true
Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:35 PM (HALdu)

Well then,nobody MAINLY looked at Playboy for its articles.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (WI7YS)

293 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I, Claudius and Claudius the God. I think I originally read them for a 10th grade Latin class. I still read them.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (VNfwt)

294 Regium isn't out yet!

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (ZCEU2)

295 Article about whether Melania Trump is 'augmented.'

TL;DR version: she denies it, but "experts disagree"

https://tinyurl.com/MelaniaAugmentation

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (6EF41)

296 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?
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A coworker said he enjoyed rereading "The Hatchet" by Gary Paulson.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

297 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?


You mean rereading as an adult?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (yQpMk)

298 294 Regium isn't out yet!
Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (ZCEU2)


No, but it's close.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (6EF41)

299 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Treasure Island

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:38 PM (jW9oF)

300 Well then,nobody MAINLY looked at Playboy for its articles.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February



I was never interested in the pics or the writing but there were maybe 10 naked pics in the mag.

Posted by: not so at February 22, 2020 06:38 PM (HALdu)

301 You mean rereading as an adult?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 22, 2020 06:37 PM (yQpMk)

Yes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:38 PM (WI7YS)

302 271 Since I am almost never on the book thread because of church duties, I will share this here. I am re-reading or reading for the first time the "Anne of Green Gables" series. I read Anne of Windy Poplars and maybe one other, but they are the kinds of books which I think many 'ettes could appreciate as adults. It is a pleasant, restful kind of reading of a bygone era and uplifting. I have also re-read "Little Women" as an adult and I enjoyed that too.

Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading? Do not tell me "Playboy" or "Penthouse".
Those are not books. I don't know if Penthouse has articles but nobody looked a Playboy for its articles.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:32 PM (WI7YS)

It's funny how some things never change. Lots of people still hand-wring about how to get boys interested in reading. Simple: write about things boys (and men) relate to. I read two things in eighth grade which convinced me reading fiction was not a bad way to spend time: The Odyssey, and Call of the Wild. Both featuring action, adventure, adversity.

The sad thing is that I guarantee you that if I went through a book order form from school today (if they still have them; remember those?), it will be chock full of books that will be quite uninteresting to male readers. And no one will make the connection. And the hand-wringing and whining will continue.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 22, 2020 06:38 PM (ZSGV5)

303 If only we could see the chess girl in a dress or a skirt..

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 22, 2020 06:39 PM (ZSGV5)

304 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?

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I read All the King's Men in high school and loved it. I still read it every now and then. It saddens me that society has changed so much that the youth of today will not even understand the shock that caused Jack Burden to flea to California. (SPOILER ALERT: His girlfriend was banging Willie Sutton behind his back.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:39 PM (+y/Ru)

305 299 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Playboy

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 06:40 PM (rpxSz)

306 Captain Obvious.
Thank you, I'd forgotten about the Northern CA counties. They were also very involved in the Jefferson State idea in the 1940's. The war ended that.
I'd much rather see a new state though. We could use a couple more conservative senators.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:40 PM (3vrTU)

307 Gambling is a risky capitalist exercise which is the source of Nevada's wealth and they are going to vote for a commie/socialist to kill the economy and people vacationing there. Smart.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 06:40 PM (r+sAi)

308 I reread the Hornblower series as an adult, first having read it in junior high. It held up well. Maybe I should reread some Tom Swift to see how it does.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 22, 2020 06:41 PM (yQpMk)

309 Thank you, I'd forgotten about the Northern CA counties. They were also very involved in the Jefferson State idea in the 1940's. The war ended that.
I'd much rather see a new state though. We could use a couple more conservative senators.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:40 PM (3vrTU)
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Driving along I-5 in Shasta County, there's still a barn with STATE OF JEFFERSON painted on it. Paint looks fairly recent and/or renewed.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:41 PM (jW9oF)

310 I read All the King's Men in high school and loved it. I still read it every now and then. It saddens me that society has changed so much that the youth of today will not even understand the shock that caused Jack Burden to flea to California. (SPOILER ALERT: His girlfriend was banging Willie Sutton behind his back.)
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

And then Jack Burden changed his name to Jack Burton and became a truck driver........

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:42 PM (arJlL)

311 from the Law Enforcement Today article:


Friends of Haney told us that they spoke with Haney earlier this week and he'd never been happier.

They've suggested there's absolutely no way he would have taken his own life and reinforce that he's had many enemies since he blew the whistle on the Obama administration.
.......


Yeah, guessing the Deep State is playing for keeps.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:42 PM (sy5kK)

312 IDK about that. If Bernie gets the nomination, there's a real chance he could scare off enough normies...
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I do not think that there are any genuinely normal Democrats. Thus, I think that they will march to he polls and pull the 'D' lever, without regard to who it is.

The Trump hatred is so motivating that it will not matter who the candidate is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 06:42 PM (OiC69)

313 I loved Robb White novels as a kid and occasionally read one when I can find them. They are clearly young adult novels when I read them now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:43 PM (+y/Ru)

314 I still enjoy rereading ERB's Barsoom stories.

I've matured some, but I basically have the same literary palate as my 12 year old self.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 06:43 PM (Dc2NZ)

315 Treasure Island
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:38 PM

FenSpouse said the same thing. Did you read it in school or on your own?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:43 PM (WI7YS)

316 I was in Klamath Falls last week. Lots of Jefferson State signs up along Hwy 97.
People seem annoyed out there.
New signs too.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 06:43 PM (3vrTU)

317 .... but nobody looked a Playboy for its articles.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:32
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Not so, Fen. My mom bought the Playboy issue with Dolly Parton on the cover in 1978. She wasn't nekkid in it. Mom bought it for the interview. At least that's what she said.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 06:43 PM (Dhht7)

318 Books: Don't remember the title but there is/was a series of books with tales of the Norse/Viking gods.

The only thing I remember is him, before doing a big deed or in order to physically recover he would kill a certain animal and eat its marrow.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 06:44 PM (ZQR/T)

319

Save it for nerd thread, books.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 06:44 PM (I6T7W)

320 Driving along I-5 in Shasta County, there's still a barn with STATE OF JEFFERSON painted on it. Paint looks fairly recent and/or renewed.
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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There is still a State of Franklin Bank in E. Tennessee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 06:44 PM (OiC69)

321
Yes, Penthouse had articles. Penthouse Forum were the best articles.

Dear Penthouse, I can't believe this happened to me, but.... some story about two hotties appearing out of nowhere and jumping and tag teaming him, etc, etc.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 06:44 PM (rCwaK)

322 FenSpouse said the same thing. Did you read it in school or on your own?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:43 PM (WI7YS)
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On my own. I was gifted a beautiful hardback edition (which I still have) for my (I believe) eighth Christmas. I still remember lying on the front room sofa reading it, with the Christmas tree lit.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:45 PM (jW9oF)

323 Yeah, guessing the Deep State is playing for keeps.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

I freely admit I've never heard of Haney or his whistle-blowing and I thought I'd heard everything about Dogeater's reign of error.

But why kill him now? If they're sending a message, to whom? Kash Patel and Grennell?

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 06:46 PM (VNfwt)

324 Hey smut and latin ,c'mon guys.

Posted by: roscoe at February 22, 2020 06:46 PM (WX+x0)

325 Maybe I should reread some Tom Swift to see how it does.
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I read my first as an adult and loved it, but then, stories where the hero has a personal laboratory good enough to build a moon rocket are a guilty pleasure of mine.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 06:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

326 Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:45 PM (jW9oF)

That's a nice memory.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:46 PM (WI7YS)

327 I started reading Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time in High school. I still reread some of them.

Tolkien is good. Always. May be a bit dry depending on his age.

David Eddings. It is the same story done like four times over four series, but they are fun books.

John Ringo's Troy Rising would probably be pretty fun for a teen boy.

MHI books from Larry Correia.

Jim Butcher.





Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 06:47 PM (XyVor)

328 A clarification on CA delegates. It happens at the district level. So Mayor Pete may pick up delegates out of Hollywood

But the overall principle holds. Bernie will get 25 to 30%, and his competitors will split the rest, be below 15%, and not get any delegates

And Bloomberg will fail as a savior.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:47 PM (ZFdlO)

329 I read the Mutiny on the Bounty trilogy by Nordhoff and Hall probably in junior high and it holds up pretty well. I also read Beau Geste and loved that.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:47 PM (+y/Ru)

330 There is still a State of Franklin Bank in E. Tennessee.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

"The State of Franklin (also the Free Republic of Franklin or the State of Frankland)[note 1] was an unrecognized and autonomous territory located in what is today Eastern Tennessee, United States..."


https://tinyurl.com/mpl7g92

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 06:47 PM (OiC69)

331 Between now and super Tuesday you will see attacks on Bernie that will rival what they've done to trump.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 06:48 PM (45Em2)

332 The Flashman novels. I should have been told about them in HS

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:48 PM (ZFdlO)

333 But why kill him now? If they're sending a message, to whom? Kash Patel and Grennell?
Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 06:46 PM (VNfwt)

I was bored.

Huma, get me another drink!

Posted by: Mob Boss Hillary at February 22, 2020 06:48 PM (Z+IKu)

334 It's funny how some things never change. Lots of people still hand-wring about how to get boys interested in reading. Simple: write about things boys (and men) relate to. I read two things in eighth grade which convinced me reading fiction was not a bad way to spend time: The Odyssey, and Call of the Wild. Both featuring action, adventure, adversity.
...
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 22, 2020 06:38 PM (ZSGV5)


I read The Odyssey in the 8th grade and loved it. I reread it about 3 months ago and it is still good, I guess that's why it is still around 2500 years later.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 06:49 PM (aS1PU)

335 Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 06:44 PM (I6T7W)

I am almost never on the book thread and I have an interest in the subject. I can't imagine OM being annoyed if we discussed books here since it's an open thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 06:49 PM (WI7YS)

336 The killing of Haney is warning to the weak pussies in the deep state group. These are weak people and may be inclined to turn. Like McC

Posted by: roscoe at February 22, 2020 06:49 PM (WX+x0)

337 maybe 25 years ago, I found a Hardy Boys book and re-read it, just because.

I may have read every HB story when I was in 6th grade.

I enjoyed the language they used, like when an unexpected thing happened to one of the Boys, the response was "Hello!" or "Hello?"

Stuff you never hear in the beginning of the third decade of the century following the one it was written in.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:49 PM (sy5kK)

338 does anyone else get tired of the package stolen! Next door crap?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:49 PM (vQc5t)

339 Yes, Penthouse had articles. Penthouse Forum were the best articles.

Dear Penthouse, I can't believe this happened to me, but.... some story about two hotties appearing out of nowhere and jumping and tag teaming him, etc, etc.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

There was the one.....I took off all my clothes and sat in the bathtub.....and then my husband came in and peed on me.

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:50 PM (arJlL)

340 The Flashman novels. I should have been told about them in HS
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:48 PM (ZFdlO)
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Excerpts from "Flashman at the Charge" were first published in - wait for it - Playboy.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:50 PM (jW9oF)

341
The Blue Goose: Herman Goring's Mercedes

https://tinyurl.com/vczzwfg

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 06:50 PM (I6T7W)

342 This could be a real suicide. This guy was a whistleblower against the Light Bringer. I cannot imagine the libs have made his life pleasant since.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 06:50 PM (XyVor)

343 Good work, Enquiring, on the advanced problem
For the sake of completeness, there's also 5 ... Kh8, 6 Rxh6+ Kg7, 7 Rh7#

Posted by: civil truth at February 22, 2020 06:50 PM (ymrPC)

344 I was gifted a beautiful hardback edition (which I still have) for my (I believe) eighth Christmas. I still remember lying on the front room sofa reading it, with the Christmas tree lit.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:45
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What a great visual. Thanks for sharing that. Made my heart happy.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 06:50 PM (Dhht7)

345 I read a bunch of Sherlock Holmes,too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 06:51 PM (+y/Ru)

346 Hey smut and latin ,c'mon guys.
Posted by: roscoe at February 22, 2020 06:46 PM

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Ovid at February 22, 2020 06:51 PM (rBtIz)

347 I have to go anon here, or risk losing my ManCard. Mrs. H collected Nancy Drew books, one day I picked one up, and ended up reading them all.

That aside, 'Johnny Tremain' is a must-read for adolescent boys, I think.

Posted by: Not Moi at February 22, 2020 06:51 PM (IPZPl)

348 320

Mike Hammer that is Siskiyou County near Yreka. I'm in Redding and yes, we would join the State of Greater Idaho. But we would change the name to Udaho.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (CLteG)

349 If I find myself in a house with a Hardy Boys collection I will read them.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

350 The Flashman novels. I should have been told about them in HS
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:48 PM

A better anti-hero even than Blackadder.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (rBtIz)

351 My boys loved The Hardy Boys books. Also, Harry Potter and Peter and the Starcatchers.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (PkVlr)

352 I enjoyed re-reading Orwell, both Animal Farm and 1984 as an adult.

I also liked re-reading Ray Bradbury as an adult.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (MMC4G)

353 Also, chess girl has top notch boobies. It is known.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (CLteG)

354 I'll also second Edgar Rice Burroughs.

I find them less entertaining now. As a teen that Spartan simplicity was quite appealing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (XyVor)

355 You can 't stop Bernie's baked in delegate advantage. People are already voting in CA

Nothing revealed about Bernie will sway his Bolshevik supporters in the next ten days

You think Hekawi Liz is going to quit. Stop shitting on Bloomberg?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (ZFdlO)

356
Wasn't there an episode of Band of Brothers when the men seized a German mansion/castle?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (I6T7W)

357 Carville says Putin is big winner in NV today.


Yas.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (45Em2)

358 Mike Hammer that is Siskiyou County near Yreka. I'm in Redding and yes, we would join the State of Greater Idaho. But we would change the name to Udaho.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (CLteG)
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If Greater Idaho happened, I'd give serious thought to moving back to Susanville.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (jW9oF)

359 have to go anon here, or risk losing my ManCard. Mrs. H collected Nancy Drew books, one day I picked one up, and ended up reading them all.


I read a coupla Nancy Drew books.

But don't tell anybody.

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (arJlL)

360 2 chink night

Posted by: chango butt at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (B+t5k)

361 But we would change the name to Udaho.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth
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Worth doing, just for the name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (xSo9G)

362 Wasn't there an episode of Band of Brothers when the men seized a German mansion/castle?
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip

I think it was the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountain retreat.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (VNfwt)

363 Wasn't there an episode of Band of Brothers when the men seized a German mansion/castle?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (I6T7W)
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Hitler's "Eagle's Nest". I think that's what you're thinking of.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (jW9oF)

364

The young lady featured at the very top has the sweetest smile I've seen in donkey's years.

Makes a fella want to give her a big ole hug.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (KATBx)

365 If I find myself in a house with a Hardy Boys collection I will read them.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

A girlfriend of mine back in the day had the Nancy Drew books hardcover with the covers showing all kinds of dastardly things going on. I read one or two but the scene on the cover was never really in the book.

Weird.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (Z+IKu)

366 Mrs. Refugee works at our middle school library. their policy is - if the boys check out a sports book every week, so be it. Keep them reading. Many of them eventually want something else.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (Fu5g3)

367 I do not think that there are any genuinely normal Democrats.

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

There's no such thing as a moderate democrat. They are balls to the walls commie buttfuckers.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (+dsLj)

368 Mitt and now Bloomy. What's Clint gonna do for his next empty chair?

Posted by: Caliban at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (QE8X6)

369 I read all the obvious stuff back then, Sherlock, Hardy, Tom Swift, but I remember reading a ton of those off brand books about some sport or other, like Tommy Throws a Touchdown or some such. Also space stories.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (r+sAi)

370 Makes a fella want to give her a big ole hug.
Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (KATBx)

I want to hug her, and squeeze her and hold her and call her Georg(ian).

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 06:56 PM (Uu+Jp)

371 Fox is reporting on Haney.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 06:56 PM (VNfwt)

372 I was a Hardy Boys fan back when I was 29, but read some Nancy Drew as well. Many years later, still be the age of 29 I now play Nancy Drew games now and then.

Get off my lawn.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:56 PM (+dsLj)

373
I think it was the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountain retreat.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski


Yeah, is that where Goring's car was?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 06:57 PM (I6T7W)

374 I loved reading "Pillars of the Earth" way back when. The rest of the trilogy, not so much.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 06:58 PM (PkVlr)

375 Yeah, is that where Goring's car was?
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip

And the world' most impressive liquor cabinet.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 06:58 PM (VNfwt)

376 White~ or blackouts are desperation moves.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 06:58 PM (vQc5t)

377 And the Hobbit stuff of course.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2020 06:58 PM (r+sAi)

378 I was a Hardy Boys fan back when I was 29, but read some Nancy Drew as well. Many years later, still be the age of 29 I now play Nancy Drew games now and then.

Get off my lawn.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel
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Ah. But what about Cherry Ames?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 06:59 PM (xSo9G)

379 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Treasure Island
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 06:38 PM

^^^ This. I reread it every fall.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2020 06:59 PM (rBtIz)

380


The Kehlsteinhaus (known as the Eagle's Nest in English-speaking countries) is a Third Reich-era building erected atop the summit of the Kehlstein, a rocky outcrop that rises above the Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden.

It was used exclusively by members of the Nazi Party for government and social meetings. It was visited on 14 documented instances by Adolf Hitler, who disliked the location due to his fear of heights, the risk of bad weather, and the thin mountain air.

Today it is open seasonally as a restaurant, beer garden, and tourist site.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:59 PM (sy5kK)

381 oops, forgot to credit Wiki for the Eagle's Nest thingy.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 06:59 PM (sy5kK)

382 I loved reading "Pillars of the Earth" way back when. The rest of the trilogy, not so much.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 06:58 PM (PkVlr)
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I read it when already an adult, with a lot of history reading under my belt. While the time period (The Anarchy) was interesting, the people acted too much like moderns for me to really get into it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:00 PM (jW9oF)

383 You think Hekawi Liz is going to quit. Stop shitting on Bloomberg?Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (ZFdlO)

I hope that she continues to the bitter end.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:00 PM (WI7YS)

384 I read all the obvious stuff back then, Sherlock, Hardy, Tom Swift, but I remember reading a ton of those off brand books about some sport or other, like Tommy Throws a Touchdown or some such. Also space stories.

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I used to read the same, eventually for more modern kicks I started reading the Harry Bosch novels before the retard author went bumfuck woke.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 07:00 PM (+dsLj)

385 Carville says Putin is big winner in NV today.





Yas.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (45Em2)


If all else fails go back to Russia! Russia! Russia!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:00 PM (U7+ev)

386 The book I have re-read the most is 'A Christmas Carol', every year, a week or so before Christmas.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 07:01 PM (xSo9G)

387 Have any of the male morons read as kids or teens which they also enjoyed re-reading?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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The Little Engine That Could

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 07:01 PM (+dsLj)

388 This could be a real suicide. This guy was a whistleblower against the Light Bringer. I cannot imagine the libs have made his life pleasant since.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 06:50 PM (XyVor)


They even made him get out of the car before "capping himself"

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 07:02 PM (1g7ch)

389 17% for Biden in NV- "I'm not going anywhere!" but 55% for the 70's Soviet, Bernie Brezhnev! The people have spoken and they are tired of all the stuff in grocery stores.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 07:02 PM (Yzabt)

390 Yas. Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 06:54 PM (45Em2)

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I'm waiting for someone to explain to me why the Russkies would be supporting Sanders if they already have their patsy in Trump.

I'll wait.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 07:03 PM (+dsLj)

391 >>The Kehlsteinhaus (known as the Eagle's Nest in English-speaking countries) is a Third Reich-era building erected atop the summit of the Kehlstein, a rocky outcrop that rises above the Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden.

It was used exclusively by members of the Nazi Party for government and social meetings. It was visited on 14 documented instances by Adolf Hitler, who disliked the location due to his fear of heights, the risk of bad weather, and the thin mountain air.

Today it is open seasonally as a restaurant, beer garden, and tourist site.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


Is this the location that was in Alastair Maclean's book Where Eagles Dare?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:03 PM (Z/jzm)

392 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 07:01 PM (xSo9G)

My husband has the same custom and he has a beautiful annotated one with pictures from the original edition. It's not a first edition or anything but it's lovely.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:03 PM (WI7YS)

393 I'm waiting for someone to explain to me why the Russkies would be supporting Sanders if they already have their patsy in Trump.

I'll wait.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 07:03 PM (+dsLj)
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Doublethink.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:04 PM (jW9oF)

394 I found Swedish Land Use Planning quite stimulating as a youth, and you know what? It held up.

Posted by: M. Dukakis at February 22, 2020 07:04 PM (T6t7i)

395 When people would say Bernie honeymooned in Russia, I thought of it as being back in the 60s or 70s. But, no, it was in 1988, and Bernie came back aglow with stories about the Soviet paradise.

This is a year before the Berlin Wall fell, and Ceaucescu got shot. Just a few more before the entire Soviet bloc fell apart and abandoned Marx. He saw it all in its dying days and thought it was a rousing success!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 07:05 PM (oVJmc)

396 367 I do not think that there are any genuinely normal Democrats.

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There's no such thing as a moderate democrat. They are balls to the walls commie buttfuckers.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 06:55 PM (+dsLj)



The last actual Democrat, specifically the species "Americanus Democratus", who believes what the US Constitution, was Joe Lieberman. That was 2006, when he changed to Independent.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:05 PM (sy5kK)

397 You think Hekawi Liz is going to quit. Stop shitting on Bloomberg?Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (ZFdlO)



I hope that she continues to the bitter end.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:00 PM (WI7YS)


Seconded. I hope they all stay in until the bitter end attacking each other relentlessly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:05 PM (U7+ev)

398 >>> Nothing revealed about Bernie will sway his Bolshevik supporters in the next ten days


Did you know Bernie honeymooned in Russia?

Yeah, but that was the good ol' USSR Russian, not the boogeyman Russia that backs Trump.

- Antifa

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 07:05 PM (1g7ch)

399 I can easily see my older relatives pulling the "D" lever if its Bernie.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 07:05 PM (ZCEU2)

400 Ya know, maybe instead of deporting all the illegals en masse , ICE should raid the Bernie rallies first and deport them. Commie assholes. Fuck them. Hard. With Bloodsport glass-crusted fists.

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at February 22, 2020 07:06 PM (CCON5)

401 I'm waiting for someone to explain to me why the Russkies would be supporting Sanders if they already have their patsy in Trump.

I'll wait.

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They'll do anything to keep Hillary out of the Oval Office

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:06 PM (+y/Ru)

402 Is this the location that was in Alastair Maclean's book Where Eagles Dare?
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:03 PM (Z/jzm)
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Maclean invented his own castle for story purposes.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:06 PM (jW9oF)

403 Has anybody noticed that Lezzie Warren is pretty good with a tomahawk against Bloomie? Second look at 1/1024th indians?

Posted by: Drink like Vikings at February 22, 2020 07:07 PM (CCON5)

404 I'm waiting for someone to explain to me why the Russkies would be supporting Sanders if they already have their patsy in Trump. 

I'll wait. 


..


Carville says it's bc Trump will destroy Sanders.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 07:08 PM (45Em2)

405 I hope that she continues to the bitter end.

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Sundown, too. He needs more public humiliation.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:08 PM (+y/Ru)

406 I forgot that you can name and murder whistleblowers. I don't know how I got that mixed up.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 07:09 PM (Yzabt)

407 >>> Has anybody noticed that Lezzie Warren is pretty good with a tomahawk against Bloomie? Second look at 1/1024th indians?

I'm going to vote for Klobuchar in the primary. She will untangle the mess in Washington.

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2020 07:09 PM (dCRRg)

408 Why wouldn't the Russians want Trump over Hillary, in Hillary they already bought the uranium farm from, paid off the Clintons. They needed a new fish to fry in Trump since they already owned the Clintons.
And same with Bernie.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 07:09 PM (ZCEU2)

409 Today it is open seasonally as a restaurant, beer garden, and tourist site.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
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Where I have lunched.

There were was an uncomfortable moment on the train over from Salzburg, when a couple of German Polizei walking through the car stopped and asked for my papers. One of them took my passport and left the car while the other stood over me.

Eventually the other guy came back and returned my passport. There wasn't really any conversation.

I was grabbed later by the Belgian police, with a repeat, except that they took me to room and searched me. Decidedly unfriendly, no sense of humor at all, and one held an MP5.

My best guess is that I bore some resemblance to a Baader-Meinhof guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 07:09 PM (xSo9G)

410 If Bloomberg doesn't secure the nomination, he will surpass even Jeb, in dollars for delegates.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 07:09 PM (LxTcq)

411 I'm going to vote for Klobuchar in the primary. She will untangle the mess in Washington.
Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2020 07:09 PM (dCRRg)
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ISWYDT

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:10 PM (jW9oF)

412 383 You think Hekawi Liz is going to quit. Stop shitting on Bloomberg?Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 06:53 PM (ZFdlO)

I hope that she continues to the bitter end.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:00 PM (WI7YS)


I heard this a day or two ago, and find it interesting.

Lizzie the Native is staying in to stay in front of the TV cameras, and expects to lose.

But.... her real move now is to be Bernie's Veep.

They think alike, their followers will unite immediately, creating more momentum, and the Woman-as-VP will sell to the Leftie masses.

It sounds less crazy than other stuff coming from that far side of reality.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:10 PM (sy5kK)

413 >>Maclean invented his own castle for story purposes.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns

Ah, but was it meant to be Hitler's mountain hideaway? Geez, my memory is foggy. That book is around here somewhere, I'm sure. And a tie in to earlier threads...Clint Eastwood was in the movie.
.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:10 PM (Z/jzm)

414 it's gonna be Burnie, with Buttgig as his running mate

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:11 PM (iTXRQ)

415 My best guess is that I bore some resemblance to a Baader-Meinhof guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 07:09 PM (xSo9G)
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I'm henceforth calling you Hammer-Meinhof.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 07:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

416 Has anybody noticed that Lezzie Warren is pretty good with a tomahawk against Bloomie? Second look at 1/1024th indians?
Posted by: Drink like Vikings
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I'm told that the tomahawk chop has to go.

Posted by: Ted Turner at February 22, 2020 07:11 PM (xSo9G)

417 Ah, but was it meant to be Hitler's mountain hideaway?
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Don't believe so. IIRR, the ostensible purpose of the mission was to get super=secret docs from the super-secret secure site. And there was double- and triple-crossing involved. It's been a looooong time since I read it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:12 PM (jW9oF)

418 I posted this in an earlier thread. The woman grew up in Russia, was there when Sanders was and she think he's a complete Commuist dupe and explains why:'

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:12 PM (WI7YS)

419 FenelonSpoke

I still like Edgar Rice Burroughs. I have every book he wrote but one. Some of them hold up very well, others are quite Victorian in mores.

I had every Tom Swift Jr book, but sold then leaving Germany in 6th Grade. Rereading them is painful. I liked them as a child.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 07:13 PM (u82oZ)

420 Sorry 418 link:

https://tinyurl.com/re9j3pd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:13 PM (WI7YS)

421 Captain Obvious, me too. I loved his books when I was a teen.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:13 PM (Z/jzm)

422 It's amazing. The D nominee will be an old Jew
Commie from a small snow state who could drop dead from a heart attack at any moment, with a personal history of failure, except in politics, where has no accomplishment of note

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 07:14 PM (ZFdlO)

423 Books: If the boys are teenagers, "Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 07:14 PM (ZQR/T)

424 texting KTY at school
her martial arts club has a demo performance
I reminded her to stay healthy by:
keep hands away from face
wash hands
shoot suspected infected

she wasn't buying the last one though

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 07:14 PM (G546f)

425 Don't believe so. IIRR, the ostensible purpose of the mission was to get super=secret docs from the super-secret secure site. And there was double- and triple-crossing involved. It's been a looooong time since I read it.
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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Where Eagles Dare?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 07:15 PM (CDGwz)

426 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:10 PM (sy5kK)

That's interesting. I got the impression that they really, really disliked one another. I wouldn't pick her as my VP if I were Bernie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:15 PM (WI7YS)

427 did I kill the blog?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 07:15 PM (PkVlr)

428 solutions up, movie thread will be up in about 45 min.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 07:15 PM (6EF41)

429 it's gonna be Burnie, with Buttgig as his running mate

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:11 PM (iTXRQ)


Bolshie/Buttplug - 2020

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:15 PM (U7+ev)

430 There are socialist Vice Presidents?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 22, 2020 07:16 PM (PUmDY)

431 Captain Obvious, me too. I loved his books when I was a teen.
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:13 PM (Z/jzm)
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I read a ton of his books back in the day. For my money, his best book is his first, "HMS Ulysses". Of course, having been a sailor on the Murmansk convoys helped him give grim reality to his descriptions.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:16 PM (jW9oF)

432 NYT is reporting with 3% in Bernie is taking 55%.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 07:16 PM (1g7ch)

433
The Seattle Times yesterday announced their support for Amy Klobuchar.

It was the local billionaires, Bezos, Gates, Hanauer, Schultz, that told them to do so and not support their popular Seattle candidate, Bernie.

Trust me, the Left in Seattle loves them some Bernie.

But Bernie wants to tear down the system that made them rich as all get-out (nothing wrong with that).

Nobody is going to threaten their Lake Washington or Puget Sound waterfront estates.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:16 PM (sy5kK)

434 Geez, for a minute there I thought we were going to be transported to the Friday ONT thread again!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:17 PM (Z/jzm)

435 It's amazing. The D nominee will be an old Jew
Commie from a small snow state who could drop dead from a heart attack at any moment, with a personal history of failure, except in politics, where has no accomplishment of note
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 07:14 PM (ZFdlO)

Only in America can a no talent hack who has never worked a day in his life aspire to be and have a chance at becoming the President of the United States.

Hope and change baby!

Posted by: Barack Mugabe at February 22, 2020 07:18 PM (Z+IKu)

436 Klobuchar is also hanging in to be the VP nominee
Midwestern nice, you see

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (ZFdlO)

437 Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:17 PM (Z/jzm)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (WI7YS)

438 427 did I kill the blog?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 07:15 PM (PkVlr)


no, we are just catching our breath admiring that you are hanging around.

BTW, nurse, is it about time to plan another local MoMe?

First round is on me for all morons and 'ette's who show up.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (sy5kK)

439 I assume the media is going to quickly, preemptively report Nevada results to cover up any DNC disorganization.

FoxNews.com is "projecting" Bernie to win and certainly seems ready to move on.

Posted by: MKoepf at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (DfSI5)

440 But Bernie wants to tear down the system that made them rich as all get-out (nothing wrong with that).

Nobody is going to threaten their Lake Washington or Puget Sound waterfront estates.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:16 PM (sy5kK)


Medina rules.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (Ed8Zd)

441 Sorry,My Life Is Insanity. What happened on the Friday ONT?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:20 PM (WI7YS)

442 Anyone ever been to the National Pacific War Museum aka the Nimitz Museum?

Posted by: lin-duh at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (+Q9b4)

443 Bernie should choose a paramedic as his running mate.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (Yzabt)

444 Bolshie/Buttplug - 2020

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

I wondered how we could do worse than Obama.

Well set your phasers to fucked, and wonder no more my friends.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (+dsLj)

445 >>I read a ton of his books back in the day. For my money, his best book is his first, "HMS Ulysses". Of course, having been a sailor on the Murmansk convoys helped him give grim reality to his descriptions.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:16 PM (jW9oF)

I think that's the only one I didn't read....doesn't ring a bell anyway. I will have to hunt it down!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (Z/jzm)

446 Nurse, email answered.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:22 PM (EvnpL)

447 Nurse, if you enjoyed "Pillars", you might enjoy the historical novels by Edith Pargeter (pseudonym: Ellis Peters). The Heaven Tree trilogy, the Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet, A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury. And she wrote the Brother Cadfael stories under her pseudonym.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:22 PM (jW9oF)

448 Bernie I think will pick Tank Abrams.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 07:22 PM (ZCEU2)

449 If I were Bernie, I' d worry that Buttigieg was going to find some sneaky way to dispose of me .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:22 PM (WI7YS)

450 Invest heavily in Guillotines.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:23 PM (+y/Ru)

451 Anyone ever been to the National Pacific War Museum aka the Nimitz Museum?
Posted by: lin-duh at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (+Q9b4)



Fredericksburg?

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 07:23 PM (Ed8Zd)

452 Medina rules.
Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (Ed8Zd)
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But is it funky and cold?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:23 PM (jW9oF)

453 Fen, the gardening thread went haywire, not too far into comments it posted our comments onto the end of the ONT. Funny, yet a little confusing. Commenters made good fun of it all, of course!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 07:23 PM (Z/jzm)

454 I dread to think what the DNC will produce in 2024 for their candidates. How do you top a senile commie/buttfucker ticket in terms of wokeness?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 07:24 PM (+dsLj)

455 442 Anyone ever been to the National Pacific War Museum aka the Nimitz Museum?
Posted by: lin-duh at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (+Q9b4)
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No, but I have been to the "Bull" Halsey Mini-Mart on Pearl Harbor.

Do you think they razz Bull up in Valhalla? "How do ya like my carrier, Bull?"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 07:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

456 Yep, Fredericksburg. I didn't realize how big it is

Posted by: lin-duh at February 22, 2020 07:24 PM (+Q9b4)

457 403 Has anybody noticed that Lezzie Warren is pretty good with a tomahawk against Bloomie? Second look at 1/1024th indians?
Posted by: Drink like Vikings at February 22, 2020 07:07 PM (CCON5)


DNK about other areas, but around Seattle, there are two bars that now have axe throwing as their main draw.

Not pool. not video games. not electronic golfing.

Axe throwing. And alcohol.

They are popular places, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:24 PM (sy5kK)

458 I think Bernie has to go with a woman running mate.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:25 PM (WI7YS)

459 Who attacks Bernie at next weeks debate?

Liz will focus on Bloomberg. Amy and Pete will talk about themselves. Biden will, and drool

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 07:25 PM (ZFdlO)

460 It's in the middle of Texas

Posted by: lin-duh at February 22, 2020 07:25 PM (+Q9b4)

461 Do you think they razz Bull up in Valhalla? "How do ya like my carrier, Bull?"



Posted by: All Hail Eris
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The world wonders

Posted by: 2009Refugee at February 22, 2020 07:25 PM (Fu5g3)

462 >How do you top a senile commie/buttfucker ticket in terms of wokeness?
Posted by: Two Weeks From Being


Transsexual/emotional support monkey 2024!

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:26 PM (iTXRQ)

463 Two Weeks, the Dems are in self-immolation with Bernie. They may not have anybody until 2028

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:26 PM (EvnpL)

464 Two other books I loved as a kid were The King Must Die and the sequel The Bull From the Sea.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:26 PM (+y/Ru)

465 >I think Bernie has to go with a woman running mate.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


she should be gay
and actually a man

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:27 PM (iTXRQ)

466 I remember "The Mouse And The Motorcycle"

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:27 PM (iTXRQ)

467 she should be gay
and actually a man
Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:27 PM (iTXRQ)
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A transsexual transvestite from Transylvania, as it were.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:28 PM (jW9oF)

468 This still the chess thread?

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:28 PM (MVjcR)

469 >A transsexual transvestite from Transylvania, as it were.
Posted by: Captain Obvious,


a Tri-trans, nice

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:29 PM (iTXRQ)

470 I dread to think what the DNC will produce in 2024 for their candidates. How do you top a senile commie/buttfucker ticket in terms of wokeness?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at February 22, 2020 07:24 PM (+dsLj)


It has got to be a tranny, so Moochelle / ???

Posted by: cool breeze at February 22, 2020 07:29 PM (UGKMd)

471 Medina rules.
Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (Ed8Zd)
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But is it funky and cold?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:23 PM (jW


Could not be less so.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 07:29 PM (Ed8Zd)

472 Bernie should choose a paramedic as his running mate.Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (Yzabt)

I laughed a lot. thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:29 PM (WI7YS)

473 This still the chess thread?
Posted by: Weasel

Yeah.

Can't ya tell ?

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:29 PM (arJlL)

474 466 I remember "The Mouse And The Motorcycle"
Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:27 PM (iTXRQ)


Fun book. I remember it, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 07:30 PM (6EF41)

475
Well, hell. The Mexican drug cartels are taking over the avocado industry.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8033009

Drug profits are declining, and they're moving in on the avocado trade. Who knew?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 07:30 PM (rCwaK)

476 Listen to DB. He speaks truth

Posted by: Michelle at February 22, 2020 07:30 PM (Yzabt)

477 I dread to think what the DNC will produce in 2024 for their candidates. How do you top a senile commie/buttfucker ticket in terms of wokeness?

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Joe will go tranny and run as a woman and Hillz will go tranny and run as a man.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:30 PM (+y/Ru)

478 A transsexual transvestite from Transylvania, as it were.
Posted by: Captain Obvious,


a Tri-trans, nice
Posted by: DB



campaign plane-
Lockheed L-1011 Tri-Star

Posted by: Drive by Miklos at February 22, 2020 07:30 PM (QzkSJ)

479 Weasel, it is. Show us your best move.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:31 PM (EvnpL)

480 they're moving in on the avocado trade.

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Green gold.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:32 PM (+y/Ru)

481 A transsexual transvestite from Transylvania

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

I am Frau Blucher, and identify as pansexual.

Posted by: Frau Blucher at February 22, 2020 07:33 PM (+dsLj)

482 *neighs*

Posted by: Horses at February 22, 2020 07:33 PM (+dsLj)

483 they're moving in on the avocado trade.

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Green gold.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Next Superbowl will feature the fabulous MS-13 Dancers

Posted by: Drive by Miklos, driven at February 22, 2020 07:33 PM (QzkSJ)

484 I am Frau Blucher, and identify as pansexual.
Posted by: Frau Blucher at February 22, 2020 07:33 PM (+dsLj)
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WHEE-HEE-HEE-HEE HEE!

Posted by: Horses at February 22, 2020 07:34 PM (jW9oF)

485 >>> I am Frau Blucher, and identify as pansexual.

Does that mean you enjoy being whacked in the crotch with a skillet?

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2020 07:34 PM (dCRRg)

486 Watching great big white snow flakes falling from the sky. Slightly surprised because it was actually forecast. We should end up with four inches by tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, the fruit trees are budding and we had nearly 60 degrees yesterday afternoon.

When it's springtime in the Rockies....

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 07:34 PM (WFcrO)

487 Can AOC be his running mate? She's perfect for him. Of course, if he croaks, she's a bartender again.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM (Yzabt)

488 Off equine sock.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM (jW9oF)

489 Weasel, congrats to Weaselbell productions on the NoVaMoMe. You guys are recordbreakers!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM (EvnpL)

490 Anyone ever been to the National Pacific War Museum aka the Nimitz Museum?
Posted by: lin-duh

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lin-duh - I was there this past summer but didn't get to visit long at all - had a family emergency and had to leave. You can spend an entire day there. Maybe two. I highly recommend it.

I loved Fredericksburg.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 07:36 PM (Y4EXg)

491 Can AOC be his running mate?
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Not this cycle.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:36 PM (jW9oF)

492 they're moving in on the avocado trade.

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Green gold.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Next Superbowl will feature the fabulous MS-13 Dancers
Posted by: Drive by Miklos

Fine.

As long as that skinny tattooed-armed broad signs the National Anthem

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:36 PM (arJlL)

493 Doll Eyes Alex is not yet old enough, thankfully.

But she can still be Bernie's Labor Secretary...

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:37 PM (GwOXV)

494 I apologize for taking the chess thread off track to talk about books.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:37 PM (WI7YS)

495 489 Weasel, congrats to Weaselbell productions on the NoVaMoMe. You guys are recordbreakers!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM (EvnpL)
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Thanks. Just following your example!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:38 PM (MVjcR)

496
Mexico is a failed state. The damned cartels run the place.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (rCwaK)

497 Weasel, congrats to Weaselbell productions on the NoVaMoMe. You guys are recordbreakers!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM (EvnpL)
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Shattered LPs all over the place...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (jW9oF)

498 Capt Obvious,
THank you for the suggestions. I will look up.

LCD, I need a LOT more help planning this time. I didn't do so great the first time.

You volunteering?
anybody?
Bueller?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (PkVlr)

499 I apologize for taking the chess thread off track to talk about books.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 07:37 PM (WI7YS)

You have nothing to apologize for. It's an open thread so you were perfectly within your rights to ask, plus there's the fact that it's well-known you're not generally around for the book thread.

Posted by: Vendette at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (nRNOc)

500 Doll Eyes Alex is not yet old enough, thankfully.

But she can still be Bernie's Labor Secretary...


Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:37 PM (GwOXV)


Donkey Chompers: Like do I like have to be in labor to like get the job? Cuz like I don't think I want to be like pregnant just yet and if you seen my soy boi boyfriend he's not getting the job done even if I like wanted to

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (fn4eg)

501 A transsexual transvestite from Transylvania, as it were.
Posted by: Captain Obvious,


Put it is having problems with the transmission on it's Trans-Am.

Posted by: So Sad at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (/LQkF)

502 I apologize for taking the chess thread off track to talk about books.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

That's ok. I'm just glad ya didn't send me outside to look at the moon in my underwear.


AGAIN !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (arJlL)

503 Mayor Pete is too smart to go down as Bernie's running mate

Does he double down on crazy with Hekawi Liz

He needs a Black Woman. Are there any? Tank Abrams?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 07:40 PM (ZFdlO)

504 479 Weasel, it is. Show us your best move.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:31 PM (EvnpL)
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I'm old. It's usually just making it out of bed in the morning!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:40 PM (MVjcR)

505 471 Medina rules.
Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 07:19 PM (Ed8Zd)
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But is it funky and cold?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:23 PM (jW


Could not be less so.
Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 07:29 PM (Ed8Zd)



It is the second richest zip code in WA state, next to Island County. That is the San Juan Islands, where after they make their millions living in Medina, they move to the San Juans to retire.

They have their own police force in this small community, and if you drive down one of the streets where local celebrities, such as Coach Pete Carroll of the Seahawks live, you are followed as you drop off an acquaintance to a home a few doors away.

And then stared at, and followed until you leave the city limits.


No need to axe me how I know.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:40 PM (sy5kK)

506
Carville says Putin is big winner in NV today.


Yas.
Posted by: Ha

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Despite his momentary flash of lucidity re the Dems' suicide trip, his basic mental illness prevails.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 07:40 PM (G51Gf)

507 Off to Mass.

I will pray for your heathen souls.

*smooches*

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 07:40 PM (PkVlr)

508 Latest word on the new Maryland tax structure proposed to pay for the latest education boondoggle is that funerals will now be taxed.

Maryland....taxing even death..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 07:41 PM (tT0V4)

509 I apologize for taking the chess thread off track to talk about books.

One of the better random directions a thread has taken, don't you think?

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 07:41 PM (Yzabt)

510 New Orleans Mardi Gras float themed Epstein didn't kill himself with members dressed in orange jump suits. Maybe the Endymion parade?.

Posted by: roscoe at February 22, 2020 07:41 PM (WX+x0)

511 Thanks Nurse !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:42 PM (arJlL)

512 So Maryland is combining two constants into one - death WITH taxes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:42 PM (GwOXV)

513

Donkey Chompers: Like do I like have to be in labor to like get the job? Cuz like I don't think I want to be like pregnant just yet and if you seen my soy boi boyfriend he's not getting the job done even if I like wanted to
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (fn4eg)

now, that's just flat-out funny.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:42 PM (sy5kK)

514 They have their own police force in this small community, and if you drive down one of the streets where local celebrities, such as Coach Pete Carroll of the Seahawks live, you are followed as you drop off an acquaintance to a home a few doors away.

And then stared at, and followed until you leave the city limits.


No need to axe me how I know.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:40 PM (sy5kK)
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Kinda sounds like the movie "Copland".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:42 PM (jW9oF)

515 Oh yeah speaking of taxes, just submitted my tax forms. Getting refund. Yay.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:43 PM (GwOXV)

516 Mayor Pete is too smart to go down as Bernie's running mate



Phrasing. Please

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:43 PM (fn4eg)

517 Latest word on the new Maryland tax structure proposed to pay for the latest education boondoggle is that funerals will now be taxed.

Maryland....taxing even death..
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 07:41 PM (tT0V4)
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Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:43 PM (jW9oF)

518 Latest word on the new Maryland tax structure proposed to pay for the latest education boondoggle is that funerals will now be taxed.

Maryland....taxing even death..

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Well, death and taxes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:44 PM (+y/Ru)

519 Vlad the Impaler might prefer a Pontiac.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 07:44 PM (LxTcq)

520 I just don't see Doll Eyes Alex going all Marisa Tomei with the tapping foot about her clock.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:44 PM (GwOXV)

521 >>[118] I have never worn a dress of that style. How do you keep if falling off your chest. It's tight enough to have that not happen, or you affix it with some kind of tape type thing? Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 05:54PM

Body Fashion Tape (AKA boob tape), available at most bridal shops and prom dress stores. Google it and include the word "strapless" in the search field.

Posted by: Kathy at February 22, 2020 07:44 PM (qv3wo)

522 I just don't see Doll Eyes Alex going all Marisa Tomei with the tapping foot about her clock.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:44 PM (GwOXV)
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Mmmmm...Marisa Tomei. Still hot in a way AOC will never be at that age.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:45 PM (jW9oF)

523 I just don't see Doll Eyes Alex going all Marisa Tomei with the tapping foot about her clock.
Posted by: Anna Puma

I bet she can't tell time.....

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:45 PM (arJlL)

524
LCD, I need a LOT more help planning this time. I didn't do so great the first time.

You volunteering?
anybody?
Bueller?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 07:39 PM (PkVlr)


Frankly nurse, you did one helluva good job on the Inaugural PacNWMoMe.

The results spoke for themselves.

And yes, I am in to help.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:45 PM (sy5kK)

525 Weasel, congrats to Weaselbell productions on the NoVaMoMe. You guys are recordbreakers!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM


And bluebell!

* claps like a caffeineated seal making a play for the last mackerel *

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 07:46 PM (DMUuz)

526 Body Fashion Tape (AKA boob tape), available at most bridal shops and prom dress stores. Google it and include the word "strapless" in the search field.

Posted by: Kathy

Go on.........

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:46 PM (arJlL)

527 This is a big thread for a weekend. Over the 500 mark.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 07:46 PM (Yzabt)

528 I don't know AOC's significant other, but I imagine he takes selfies with a gape wide enough for a big mac.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 07:47 PM (LxTcq)

529 522 I just don't see Doll Eyes Alex going all Marisa Tomei with the tapping foot about her clock.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:44 PM (GwOXV)
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Mmmmm...Marisa Tomei. Still hot in a way AOC will never be at that age.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 07:45 PM (jW9oF)

523 I just don't see Doll Eyes Alex going all Marisa Tomei with the tapping foot about her clock.
Posted by: Anna Puma

I bet she can't tell time.....
Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:45 PM (arJlL)


HEY! HEY!

Can we keep on track here?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 07:47 PM (sy5kK)

530 Biden: My Son Was The Attorney General Of The United States (No, He Wasn't)

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Joe was the great Donk hope.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:47 PM (+y/Ru)

531 > Mayor Pete is too smart to go down as Bernie's running mate


well, who else could he go down on, then

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)

532 OM's dress photos are considerably different on a monitor than they are on a phone.

For example, Miss Iceland's not wearing any constricting upper lingerie.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 07:48 PM (DMUuz)

533 >I don't know AOC's significant other,


I thought she was gay

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)

534 Seeing a Mercedes commercial for their new SUV and two of the dogs are named Tank and Bernie. Are they trying to tell us something?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:48 PM (GwOXV)

535 Weasel, congrats to Weaselbell productions on the NoVaMoMe. You guys are recordbreakers!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM

And bluebell!

* claps like a caffeineated seal making a play for the last mackerel *
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 07:46 PM (DMUuz)
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She's drawing the crowd!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:49 PM (MVjcR)

536 melania got some nice melonias.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 07:49 PM (9Om/r)

537 I don't know AOC's significant other,





I thought she was gay

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)

He might be. Looks like a real soy boi

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:49 PM (fn4eg)

538 >For example, Miss Iceland's not wearing any constricting upper lingerie.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


her dress looks like hot lava

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:50 PM (iTXRQ)

539 Biden: My Son Was The Attorney General Of The United States (No, He Wasn't)



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Joe was the great Donk hope.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 07:47 PM (+y/Ru)


Did he help get him out of that South African prison?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:50 PM (fn4eg)

540 Melania is so gorgeous. I just love her.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 22, 2020 07:51 PM (a4qVe)

541 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 22, 2020 07:51 PM (6EF41)

542 AOC grew up in the suburbs. If she was really from The Bronx, she'd be with a Dominican gang banger

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 07:51 PM (ZFdlO)

543 I thought she was gay


Not until she dates Corey Booker.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 07:51 PM (oVJmc)

544 Weasel, congrats to Weaselbell productions on the NoVaMoMe. You guys are recordbreakers!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM



And bluebell!



* claps like a caffeineated seal making a play for the last mackerel *

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 22, 2020 07:46 PM (DMUuz)

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She's drawing the crowd!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:49 PM (MVjcR)


What is the total that's registered so far?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 07:51 PM (9Om/r)

545 Just don't tell Doll Eyes Alex about the Boob Tape, there is no telling how she'll grok the phrase.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2020 07:52 PM (GwOXV)

546

Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier and Joe Biden in The Wilby Conspiracy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 07:52 PM (fn4eg)

547 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Ok

Great job OM !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:52 PM (arJlL)

548 her dress looks like hot lava
Posted by: DB- just DB at February 22, 2020 07:50 PM (iTXRQ)


Made of traditional materials - a whale bladder.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 07:53 PM (1g7ch)

549
What is the total that's registered so far?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 07:51 PM (9Om/r)
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We closed it this morning at 106.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:53 PM (MVjcR)

550 Movie sign.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 07:54 PM (u82oZ)

551 We closed it this morning at 106.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:53 PM (MVjcR)


Holy shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 07:54 PM (9Om/r)

552 551 We closed it this morning at 106.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:53 PM (MVjcR)


Holy shit.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 07:54 PM (9Om/r
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No kidding!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 07:55 PM (MVjcR)

553 Also movie sign.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 22, 2020 07:56 PM (VNfwt)

554 The word "fuck" as a crutch emphasis, it will mark the 2000-2020 era. In the 90s gangsters held their pistols sideways, even in timeless movies like The Usual Suspects. Now it marks bad work like Picard and good work like The Witcher. Avoiding "fuck" is a font of creativity.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 08:00 PM (LxTcq)

555 >>>[526] Google it and include the word "strapless" in the search field.

Go on.........
Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 07:46 PM (arJlL)

Do Google Images and we might not hear from you again until tomorrow's Food Thread.

Posted by: Kathy at February 22, 2020 08:01 PM (qv3wo)

556 So Comrade 'Breadline' Bernie is projected to win tonight.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 08:07 PM (tT0V4)

557 Anyone ever been to the National Pacific War Museum aka the Nimitz Museum?

Just playing the game, according to the Roolz:

No, but I've stayed a few days at Nimitz Beach in Ewa.
God I love it there, too.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 22, 2020 08:10 PM (8IOEj)

558 No, but I've stayed a few days at Nimitz Beach in Ewa.
God I love it there, too.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 22, 2020 08:10 PM (8IOEj)


The one with all the broken beer bottles?
Excuse me, "sea glass".

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 08:15 PM (1g7ch)

559 442 Anyone ever been to the National Pacific War Museum aka the Nimitz Museum?
Posted by: lin-duh at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (+Q9b4)

Fredericksburg, TX. Love that place. I bought a bio of Nimitz there.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 22, 2020 08:20 PM (ZSGV5)

560 > So Comrade 'Breadline' Bernie is projected to win tonight.

He's not just winning, he's kicking the living shit out of the others.

He's up by 2x over Plugs, 3x over ButtJizz, and 5x over Fauxcahontas.

You can stick a fork in Fauxcahontas, I think. She was close to being out of money anyway, and that kind of performance isn't gonna inspire many donations.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 09:25 PM (Ewo9R)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T Legally Sufficient)

Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take a couple of hours away from current events and politics and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

A cute Golden Retriever clip. H/T Hrothgar or Conor or both.


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From our resident "cat lady" Shibumi, Cats featured in illustartions. Pretty cool.

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A cute little video courtesy of Hank Curmudgeon. Cat and the hat.


Meet The PetMorons


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Hello! This is Peanut. He's my sisters dog and my sister is the one who introduced me to AoS. I'm thankful everyday she did so. Peanut is a very sweet and loving dog and he just makes everyone smile. Thanks for the pet thread, like P it just makes the world a better place. - Jennifer

Peanut appears to be waiting for a T-R-E-A-T? Great photo of this pooch. Glad your sister has good tastes in dogs as well as blogs. Thank you for being supporters.


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Hi, long time lurker and lover of the pet thread. My wife and I adopted two kittens last year from a shelter that quickly became the center of our family. This fellow is Bean, AKA The Joe Biden of Cats. He’s most fond of ambushing strangers and grooming their hair. Here he is again with his sister Bella, whose fondness for you strongly correlates with the amount of food you currently have. - John & Sam

Brave folks adopting 2 kittens at one time. From the photo it looks like it has gone well. Thanks for being long time lurkers and coming out of the shadows to share this story. Awesome.


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Long time lurker, sometimes I post. I love the Pet Thread, thank you for putting it together. Meet Rollo our Bull Mastiff and Olive our Boxer. He finds it funny when we try to move them for space on the couch. - Jocelyn

So I'm not the only one who has to fight for his right for space on the couch. Looks like your dogs are extremely abused there. Thank you for sharing today Jocelyn.


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This is Opie the Opposum. Greta and Gracie found him out side and brought him to us. He’s quite the partier. And likes to snowball fight with the Nieghbor kids - Big Alfredo


Not quite a pet, but we do celebrate animals.


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I have never commented at the HQ, but have enjoyed the blog over the last several years and always love the pet thread.

While this pretty lady, Miss Grace, isn’t our pet, she is one of my favorite donkeys from the rescue my son and I volunteer at. She loves being rubbed and scratched and is willing to snuggle with you all day. She is good at standing between you and the muck barrel or even on the muck rake so you have to give her some loving.

If you don’t mind, I may send more pics of our other favorites.

Thanks,

MW in Texas

MW the photo you submitted with your son in it was quite cute. However, I posted the 2nd photo to keep the youngster's anonymity. We are glad you enjoy the blog. Please feel free to send in photos of your animals anytime.


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Our little girl Tassey. Best kitteh we've ever had. - Clayton

Tassey has beautiful colors and markings. It was really tough deciding which photo to share today. Thanks for submitting Tassey's photo and description.


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My girlfriends two rescues and a Amazon box we just opened. They love that box, it's going to be hard for her to put it out in the trash on Monday. - John


These photos demonstrate that boxes are one of the best toys ever for animals and children alike. Cute photos, thanks for sharing today.


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Great photos and stories everyone. Thanks to the Morons who submitted the various links.

If you wish to share a story or your pet here on the Pet Thread please drop us a line at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Thanks and have a great week!!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 Yay. Pet thread!

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:01 PM (Dhht7)

2 Great looking group of moronimals, y'all. Thanks MisHum for Pet Thread. Always a great respite from the news.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:06 PM (Dhht7)

3 Looks like we are live here.
Happy Caturday

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 03:09 PM (ZCEU2)

4 !! Miss Grace! What a lovely animal, and kudos for volunteering.

Just love the Pet Thread and all your happy pics and tales.

Posted by: PonyTail at February 22, 2020 03:11 PM (tzZq2)

5 Hello from Lydia and Oscar, who are solar-powered and are recharging in a sunbeam right now. Their batteries will be topped off right around 11:30pm, just in time for tearing around the house banging into things at warp five.

Excellent selection of petmorons, only... are we allowed to say "nice ass" on the Pet Thread? Because we were all thinking it.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 03:11 PM (t+qrx)

6 Chewy.com puts pics of your pets in their Chewy boxes up on their facebook page. Some really cute pics.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:11 PM (Dhht7)

7 Nice Pets Y'all!.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 03:12 PM (Z+IKu)

8 Thank you, Shibumi for the artsy kitties.

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 22, 2020 03:13 PM (VcFUs)

9 Tassey looking so regal, love the crossed legs. Arms?

Posted by: PonyTail at February 22, 2020 03:13 PM (tzZq2)

10 That is great pic of Tassey. Bean & Bella are cuties. The only time my 2 cats get that close is one's slapping the sh*t out the other one.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:17 PM (Dhht7)

11 Rollo and Olive look like real buddies! What fun they must be.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:17 PM (ghFVE)

12 Someone needs to give Peanut his treat.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:18 PM (Dhht7)

13 As one of the commentators in the post said, the AOSHQ pet post makes the world a better place.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 03:18 PM (Uu+Jp)

14 >>>Our little girl Tassey. Best kitteh we've ever had.

And doesn't she know it!

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:19 PM (ghFVE)

15 ==Meet Rollo our Bull Mastiff and Olive our Boxer. He finds it funny when we try to move them for space on the couch. - Jocelyn==

Jocelyn, that's a doggy LOLGF pose if I ever saw one. Great photo!

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 03:20 PM (tkNkP)

16 Love the rescue donkey.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 03:20 PM (Uu+Jp)

17 Um, is Opie the Opossum . . . mort?

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:21 PM (ghFVE)

18 Tassey looks like she's saying, "I imagine you're wondering why I called you all here..."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 03:22 PM (jW9oF)

19 RE the top cartoon. When I brought over girlfriends to the house and we shut the bedroom door, my cat would start wailing and scratching at the door. Pure jealousy. I'd have to shut her in one of the other rooms, it was so distracting.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 22, 2020 03:24 PM (TrQjR)

20 Um, is Opie the Opossum . . . mort?
Posted by: m

I had the same thought but was not brave enough to ask.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 03:25 PM (tkNkP)

21 Peanut looks pretty wonderful.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:25 PM (ghFVE)

22 Have to laugh at Peanut and will show my resident kidlet that see, some variations of 'floofy' dogs look like real dogs. Friend of same kidlet will be getting a Bernese Mountain/Poodle cross soon. Apparently, if the puppy shows the Bernese tricolor, the buyers have to pay more (like $3500 more). Heavens-to-Betsy and Good Grief.

Taking two of my elderly crew (Old Dog and Old Cat) to vet Tuesday for blood tests to check their medications. The poor tech almost lost it giggling when I started talking about bringing in the trays of vitamins, supplements, and medications for the three oldsters. Well, don't we do the same for our senior relatives . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:27 PM (MIKMs)

23 I actually don't think it is brave to adopt two kittens at once. I think it is a good idea. Occasionally, a kitten adopted alone will mistake people for other cats and will become a 'solitary attack cat'. Learned this from a pet show on the radio.

I have known people who have had a 'solitary attack cat'. Have had some mostly-feral cats that kind of acted that way, too.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 03:28 PM (BVQ+1)

24 I don't know if Greta and Gracie are canine, feline or human, but I think they brought Big Alfredo a frozen opossum.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)

25 Opossum has to be mortadella.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 22, 2020 03:30 PM (rqVi8)

26 Jeebus. Never thought I would get wilowed o the gardening thread. Our two monsters Kink and Blink have been presenting us with baby rabbits this week and in last two days small rats. Nice. Doggeh loves eating the bunnies and we remove the rats. Our monster's love us.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:31 PM (tAuzy)

27 24 I don't know if Greta and Gracie are canine, feline or human, but I think they brought Big Alfredo a frozen opossum.
Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)

It reminded me of the end of The Shining.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:31 PM (ghFVE)

28 All beautiful pets... even Opie the dead opossum.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:31 PM (wiXsO)

29 >> we shut the bedroom door, my cat would start wailing and scratching at the door. Pure jealousy. I'd have to shut her in one of the other rooms, it was so distracting.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 22, 2020 03:24 PM (TrQjR)

Ah, yes. She will sing the song of her people
https://youtu.be/PKffm2uI4dk
Sad Cat Diary

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:32 PM (Z/jzm)

30 I don't know if Greta and Gracie are canine, feline or human, but I think they brought Big Alfredo a frozen opossum.
Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)


They could also be opossums, which would be awkward.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 03:32 PM (t+qrx)

31 Yay petzzzz!!!

Posted by: vdoggeh at February 22, 2020 03:35 PM (v6Arf)

32 My doggeh is currently basking in the sunshine under his favorite rose bush. Both of us can't wait for spring.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 22, 2020 03:35 PM (Vf4Y7)

33 Our two monsters Kink and Blink have been presenting us with baby rabbits this week and in last two days small rats.
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Sure hope you have a realio, trulio, little pet dragon as companion to the brave monsters.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:35 PM (MIKMs)

34 "...to keep the youngster's anonymity."

Whut???? All those poor kids that have photos of them on the internet somewhere - oh the horrors!

Posted by: Jerry Juep at February 22, 2020 03:36 PM (uCYAx)

35 Nice pets !

Rescue Donkey, how nice. Looks serene.


Possum is very, very small - baby ??

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 03:36 PM (zr5Kq)

36 29 >> we shut the bedroom door, my cat would start wailing and scratching at the door. Pure jealousy. I'd have to shut her in one of the other rooms, it was so distracting.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 22, 2020 03:24 PM (TrQjR)

Ah, yes. She will sing the song of her people
https://youtu.be/PKffm2uI4dk
Sad Cat Diary
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:32 PM (Z/jzm)

The writer of that script clearly knows cats very well.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:37 PM (ghFVE)

37 dead baby possum ?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 03:38 PM (zr5Kq)

38 Can I have Rollo to stay with me for a while?


First thing on this morning's news was that some creep stole a blind man's dog from his yard yesterday. Purebred German Shepherd (good looking dog) put in fenced yard to do business while owner was preparing dinner. ABC7 (Chicago) early this morning, so don't know if anything has developed.

Awful news to wake up and hear.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:41 PM (MIKMs)

39 I like that little prairie dog (maybe) pushing his face into the dandelion blossom on the gardening thread. He could be a pet (maybe).

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:42 PM (ghFVE)

40 MLiI, I love that Sad Cat Diary video. Haven't watched in awhile.

"Dear diary, my food dish is only half full. It is obvious I will soon starve to death." This is so much like my oldest cat.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:42 PM (Dhht7)

41 MBQ. We have a Visla?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:43 PM (tAuzy)

42 That TikTok Golden Retriever clip is so adorable.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:44 PM (wiXsO)

43 I mentioned a stray cat that I'd met a few years ago. She was very beautiful and loved to talk. Here's a pic:

https://tinyurl.com/wwyf9yk

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 03:44 PM (l9m7l)

44 Here's another pic:

https://tinyurl.com/jm6neup

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 03:45 PM (l9m7l)

45 MBQ. We have a Visla?
=====

Sorry. Stray bits of doggerel (heh, get it?) running through my head. Ogden Nash, 'The Tale of Custard the Dragon'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:45 PM (MIKMs)

46 Yay, Pet Thread! Love to see all the Pet Morons.

For the record, we had two "pet" possums at one time early in our marriage. I had never seen such things and they survived a farm dog doing its job. Kept them for a few weeks, then set them free. They were quite interesting. Favorite foods were dog food and bananas.

And they have as many teeth as a shark. Not at all cuddly critters.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (WFcrO)

47 olddog, i haven't seen it in ages. My late cat Max was like yours. Always hungry. He was a rescue, and I think he spent a lot of time hungry before we got him at about 2 yrs old. He lived to be 15

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (Z/jzm)

48 "Henri, le Chat Noir" is a fun diary-like video series of cat musings, too.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8z7dqeb

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (ghFVE)

49 Ahhh. Me no unnderstan.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:47 PM (tAuzy)

50 >>"Henri, le Chat Noir" is a fun diary-like video series of cat musings, too.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8z7dqeb
Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (ghFVE)

Cute! And a beautiful cat.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:50 PM (Z/jzm)

51 Love all the pet pictures and stories.

Much thanks MisHum for putting this together every week.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:52 PM (Z/jzm)

52 Ahhh. Me no unnderstan.
=====

I was not clear and I was and am goofy and off in my own little world. My poor vet endured me declaiming 'by the banks of the Great Grey-Green Greasy Limpopo River, all set about with Fever Trees, and find out' the other day. Sure hope she doesn't charge extra for my elderly crew being owned by a weirdo.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:52 PM (MIKMs)

53 Awesome pets, morons.

Thank you , MisHum for the thread.

Lucy is currently chattering at the chickadees outside the window.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:53 PM (PkVlr)

54 39 I like that little prairie dog (maybe) pushing his face into the dandelion blossom on the gardening thread. He could be a pet (maybe).
Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:42 PM (ghFVE)

At the artist's website, he seems to be saying it's a squirrel.

https://www.hollandpix.com/en/

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:54 PM (ghFVE)

55 Do any of you have experience introducing a cat to a newborn? My sister's daughter-in-law is due next month. They own a cat that is very affectionate toward them, but doesn't much care for anybody else. My sister is afraid the cat will not like a tiny human newcomer.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 22, 2020 03:54 PM (d6Ksn)

56 BeckoningChasm, beautiful little tiger you have/had(?) So fierce!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:57 PM (Z/jzm)

57 Well before I go and shovel tons of topsoil onto the truck and then onto the new lawn, just want to say how much I enjoy the pet thread. As I say of watching the Antiques Roadshow (UK) to my darling better half " It's just so fucking civilised"

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (tAuzy)

58 oh for crying out loud.

the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.
suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (PkVlr)

59 58 oh for crying out loud.

the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.
suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (PkVlr)

Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:59 PM (ghFVE)

60 Is that an Italian Christmas donkey?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:01 PM (NWiLs)

61 >>>They love that box, it's going to be hard for her to put it out in the trash on Monday.

Does it *have* to go out in the trash?

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 04:02 PM (ghFVE)

62 Do any of you have experience introducing a cat to a newborn? My sister's daughter-in-law is due next month. They own a cat that is very affectionate toward them, but doesn't much care for anybody else. My sister is afraid the cat will not like a tiny human newcomer. Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V

One of my cats, Kangie, lives with us because she was being "given away" by a couple with a new baby. I never found out exactly if they had had a bad experience or just didn't want to take a chance. Kangie's a beauty but she's a bit of a nipper and based on her not being able to get along very well with our other resident cats I think she would not have been a such a good "big sister" to the baby. Wish I had a better story for you.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 04:03 PM (tkNkP)

63 Dominick the Donkey? That's Miss Grace, maybe his sister?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (Z/jzm)

64 Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?
Posted by: m

He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

65 oh for crying out loud.



the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.

suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM


Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2020 04:05 PM (rBtIz)

66 64 Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?
Posted by: m

He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

Yikes. I wish there was a way to keep him at the tree.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 04:05 PM (ghFVE)

67 64 Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?
Posted by: m

He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

Flammenwerfer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:06 PM (NWiLs)

68 MAGA hat-wearing dog finishes last in 'Today Show' Fan vote - still named winner. Judge John O' Hurley is a Trump fan and Today Show fans were not happy that the Yorkie won even though he did not win the popular vote... video.

https://tinyurl.com/v5mkpat

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 04:06 PM (wiXsO)

69 Donna Ampersands:

My cats were/are just fine with babies. Let the cat explore the baby car seat and all the parephenalia as well as the baby. Family here joked about cat being a better protector than the big dogs. Don't shoo the cat away, let it skooch around and purr and you'll have a great friend to the baby.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 04:06 PM (MIKMs)

70 Do any of you have experience introducing a cat to a newborn? My sister's daughter-in-law is due next month.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 22, 2020 03:54
--------------------------

Not a cat, but doggeh. When wife was expecting with our first we carried around teddy bear in a sweatsuit like a baby. Would talk to the bear and put in the baby carrier. We only had one episode where dog pushed it off the bed. Otherwise, I think it helped doggeh get acclimated to the newborn coming home.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:07 PM (Dhht7)

71 >>He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

What kind of woodpecker? I saw a pileated woodpecker at our up-north place last year. Huge, and quite intimidating.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:10 PM (Z/jzm)

72 I had a terrible time with woodpeckers punching holes in my siding. The stupid birds would even go at my neighbors vinyl siding. My lot is over an acre and about half woods. You would think there would be plenty of trees. I gave up all my bird feeders and had the corner boards replaced and painted and haven't had any since.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:12 PM (QzF6i)

73 What kind of woodpecker? I saw a pileated woodpecker at our up-north place last year. Huge, and quite intimidating.
Posted by: My life is insanity


it's a flicker. and I think it's the same one who tortured me mercilessly last spring. until I pegged his assfeathers with a bb gun.

he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:12 PM (PkVlr)

74 Some cats will have a latent mothering instinct switch on when a baby is around. Even tomcats. Just one of those things.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:13 PM (t+qrx)

75 >>he's a noisy and destructive little bastard

Get an outside Tom cat?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:13 PM (Z/jzm)

76 Cat won't work unless it can fly.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:14 PM (QzF6i)

77 Imagine what life would be like if cats could fly.

I suspect our civilization would have perished long ago.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 04:15 PM (l9m7l)

78 Posted by: My life is insanity

coyotes in the neighborhood.
and his favorite spot is near the roofline, two stories up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:15 PM (PkVlr)

79 I had a flicker peck through the siding and fiber board of my shop. Then he got inside. Flickers would also bang on the roof vents and a 55 gal barrel. Trying to call in a mate, I guess.

Posted by: Ronster at February 22, 2020 04:16 PM (13cYS)

80 They sound like a pneumatic drill. Not exaggerating. They would start around dawn on the wall where my bedroom is. I'd have to get up and open the bathroom window and scare them away only to have them go at another part of the house.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:17 PM (QzF6i)

81 Nurse, are you looking for permission to use something stronger than a BB gun?

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 04:17 PM (tkNkP)

82 We had quite the hunter that stalked the resident birds and rabbits and squirrels - neighbor's cat. She was amazing to watch. Somewhat sad to see her take something down, but still an amazing little hunter.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:17 PM (Z/jzm)

83 nurse ratched,have you tried shiny Mylar?

https://dengarden.com/pest-control/
How-to-Stop-Woodpeckers-from-Damaging-Your-House

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 04:18 PM (G546f)

84 81 Nurse, are you looking for permission to use something stronger than a BB gun?
Posted by: corn and beans


heh

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:18 PM (PkVlr)

85 76 Cat won't work unless it can fly.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:14 PM (QzF6i)

That's what a catapult is for.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:19 PM (NWiLs)

86 My late husband used a BB gun because it supposedly is illegal to shoot them. Don't know if that is true or not but the BB gun was a little less obvious in a residential neighborhood.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:19 PM (QzF6i)

87 We had quite the hunter that stalked the resident birds and rabbits and
squirrels - neighbor's cat. She was amazing to watch. Somewhat sad to
see her take something down, but still an amazing little hunter.
=====

My neighbors still miss my old cat. Kepts the rodent populations down and if she liked you, would leave a dead mouse at the door and wait for her treats.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 04:21 PM (MIKMs)

88 >>coyotes in the neighborhood.
and his favorite spot is near the roofline, two stories up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:15 PM (PkVlr)

Ah, coyotes. That would be a problem.
Cat i mentioned above would climb onto the roof of her house by jumping from the deck rail to the gutter. She'd sit at the peak of the roof (a two story old victorian) and watch the yard. She was a hoot.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:21 PM (Z/jzm)

89 Hi Insom! Have you seen you little kitty friend around lately?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

90 Tassey has some excellent paw-work!

Posted by: batterup at February 22, 2020 04:23 PM (K4I9O)

91 89 Hi Insom! Have you seen you little kitty friend around lately?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

Hello nurse! No, I haven't seen her for a while. I think I spotted her a couple of days ago as I was leaving the house, but she was gone by the time I got back. She'll show up eventually, though. Always does.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:23 PM (NWiLs)

92
it's a flicker. and I think it's the same one who tortured me mercilessly last spring. until I pegged his assfeathers with a bb gun.

he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.
Posted by: nurse ratched


Use a shotgun. Many BBs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 04:25 PM (aKsyK)

93 92
it's a flicker. and I think it's the same one who tortured me mercilessly last spring. until I pegged his assfeathers with a bb gun.

he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Use a shotgun. Many BBs.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 04:25 PM (aKsyK)

Shoot two blasts through the wall!

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 22, 2020 04:26 PM (NWiLs)

94 58 oh for crying out loud.

the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.
suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (PkVlr)


So, I'm confused.

Is this the pet thread, or the gun thread?

I've heard of homing pigeons, but homing woodpeckers?

Guess almost anything is possible.

oh, and HI nurse!

BTW, GOOD NEWS! quick update:

WA state legislature has KILLED nearly all the bad bills that were stealing guns from citizens, where the Blues owned all 3 legs, the House, Senate, and Guvnor. More tomorrow during the Gun Thread.


Now, back to your fine kittehs, donkeys, and doggies.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 04:26 PM (sy5kK)

95 What kind of woodpecker? I saw a pileated woodpecker at our up-north place last year. Huge, and quite intimidating.
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:10 PM (Z/jzm)

Dang. Even the woodpeckers are juicing these days.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:27 PM (NWiLs)

96 Cat#1 is still good hunter, despite getting up there in age. Mostly mice and moles now.

Best hunting story was when he got tired of getting dive-bombed by mockingbird. He did recon and found the bird's nest. Climbed the tree and took out the nest. When mockingbird retaliated, he snared it with a right hook claws out. It was an awesome spectacle.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:28 PM (Dhht7)

97 >>he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Use a shotgun. Many BBs.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 04:25 PM (aKsyK)

Careful! Is it like when you kill a wasp and more come to the funeral?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:28 PM (Z/jzm)

98 Once had an interesting bird/cat encounter. Our house had a sloped roof and windows that were about 20 feet up. From the outside it almost appeared as a second story. One day I heard an energetic tapping, and came in to see a male cardinal tapping at his reflection in the window.

The cat had also heard the tapping, and had made the leap from floor, to counter, to top of the refrigerator. He was trying to figure out how to make the next leap to the sill of the window when I walked in. I waved my arms, scared off the bird, and grabbed the cat. Thus ended the Cardinal Adventure. As far as I know, the cat never made the same leap sequence again.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 04:29 PM (WFcrO)

99 Pet Thread! WeaselDog says hola!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 04:30 PM (MVjcR)

100 My late husband used a BB gun because it supposedly
is illegal to shoot them. Don't know if that is true or not but the BB
gun was a little less obvious in a residential neighborhood.


Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:19 PM

---

All species of woodpeckers are protected under the 1918 Migratory Bird treaty Act.


$500 large if you get caught killing or molesting one.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 22, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)

101 LCD,
we missed you this morning at WCA. Maybe next week?

Lucy has no interest in chasing off this menace to siding.
She is more interested in the chickadees. And the bushtits.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:32 PM (PkVlr)

102 Another great Pet thread! Thanks MisHum.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at February 22, 2020 04:33 PM (w7KSn)

103 Heh heh. "Bushtits." Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (NWiLs)

104 And woodpeckers know they are protected so they can like a illegal do whatever they want.
( not that the woodpecker in question is a illegal woodpecker)

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (ZCEU2)

105 All species of woodpeckers are protected under the 1918 Migratory Bird treaty Act.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 22, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)


*cursory glance at comment*

Sure, M1918 should be enough gun for woodpecker.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (t+qrx)

106 We had a bird building a nest under an awning over one of the south-side windows. Cat would 'talk' to it and watch closely from inside, all day long. He kept watch until the babies left the nest. It was fun to watch him try to interact. Bird was never frightened away.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (Z/jzm)

107 84 81 Nurse, are you looking for permission to use something stronger than a BB gun?
Posted by: corn and beans


heh
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:18 PM (PkVlr)


Permission? nurse doesn't even ask for forgiveness.

woodpeckers have a frigging death wish.

and sub-sonic .22LR loads are a fascinating concept. Or put another way, "how does one quietly discharge a .22?"

oh, sorry, gun thread is tomorrow.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (sy5kK)

108 Happy Pet Thread Day everyone. Thank You for all the great pictures and stories.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 04:35 PM (EvnpL)

109 101 LCD,
we missed you this morning at WCA. Maybe next week?

Lucy has no interest in chasing off this menace to siding.
She is more interested in the chickadees. And the bushtits.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:32 PM (PkVlr)

yeah, last minute got really busy last night, and before I knew it, my 1am checkout became a 4 am check out. Which meant 6am bed. I just can't bounce back on 3 hours sleep like I did when I was only 28 and a half.

still, I hang my head in shame. I've gotta do better. You folks are having too much fun to miss!

Any chance of moving the 10am to 11am? That would help a lot.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 04:39 PM (sy5kK)

110 Donna -

Most likely the cat will stay away from the stinky crying interloper. Eventually the baby will be big and mobile and torment the cat, proving all suspicions correct.

Posted by: batterup at February 22, 2020 04:39 PM (K4I9O)

111 Why do cats chatter at birds?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:40 PM (PkVlr)

112 >>>Why do cats chatter at birds?

My Max, the rescue, was named Sweet Talker at the shelter. He talked to everyone and everything.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:42 PM (Z/jzm)

113 Why do cats chatter at birds?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:40 PM (PkVlr)


The theory I heard was that it's an anticipatory reflex that means, "I really really want to perform a killing neck-bite on you, but I can't get to you right now."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:42 PM (t+qrx)

114 *waves at Ben Had*

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:43 PM (Dhht7)

115 111Cinnamon doesn't and never has, but her sister Sugar when alive use to chatter at all kinds of animals and birds.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 04:43 PM (ZCEU2)

116 My Max, the rescue, was named Sweet Talker at the shelter. He talked to everyone and everything.
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:42 PM (Z/jzm)


I thought she meant the specific chatter they do at prey animals that are out of reach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq8C-vlW_DI

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:44 PM (t+qrx)

117 It was funny, he could sit in the open kitchen window watching the birds at the feeder, chattering away. The birds would ignore him. But if one of the other cats would sneak up into the window the birds would fly off.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:44 PM (Z/jzm)

118 Cat#1 rarely talks. He used to never talk until Cat#2 started talking after we were gone for wife's illness for 6-9 months. Cat#2 is quite vocal and more sociable now.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:47 PM (Dhht7)

119 waving back at ya , olddog.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 04:48 PM (EvnpL)

120 Hogmartin, that clip and kitten is way cute!

Max would make little mews and brrps, not sounding aggressive, he was a goofy cat

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:48 PM (Z/jzm)

121 I once saw a program on I think it was National Geographic channel that showed how house cats showed the same hunting techniques as big cats like lions and tigers. It showed side by side the same stalking and pouncing behaviors.It was kind of scary in a way to think that your adorable house cat is not that evolutionary far from its wild relatives.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:49 PM (QzF6i)

122 It was kind of scary in a way to think that your adorable house cat is not that evolutionary far from its wild relatives.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:49 PM (QzF6i)


*glances over at Lydia, slowly oozing off couch in her sleep*

I wonder how often sleeping leopards just flop out of trees straight onto their dumb faces. And if they try to play it off by nonchalantly grooming themselves afterwards.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:53 PM (t+qrx)

123 hogmartin, maybe they were just referring to outside cats. lol

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:55 PM (QzF6i)

124 >>I wonder how often sleeping leopards just flop out of trees straight onto their dumb faces. And if they try to play it off by nonchalantly grooming themselves afterwards.
Posted by: hogmartin

Or how often a sleeping leopard wakes up to his tail 'stalking him' and freaks out?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:55 PM (Z/jzm)

125 If a cheetah gets the zoomies, how can you tell?

Posted by: mikeski at February 22, 2020 05:02 PM (P1f+c)

126 I'm not quite dead yet.

Posted by: the possum at February 22, 2020 05:04 PM (Tnijr)

127 126 I'm not quite dead yet.

Posted by: the possum
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Playing with us, huh?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 05:06 PM (Dhht7)

128 Um, is Opie the Opossum . . . mort?

Not necessarily. Possums are known for playing dead as a defense. You know, "playing possum"...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 05:07 PM (7s3Gx)

129 Since mikeski mentioned cheetahs. If you ever get a chance to see Duma, do so. It is story about a young boy and the cheetah he raises.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 05:07 PM (EvnpL)

130 Thanks for the replies. I know my nephew is planning on bringing blankets/clothes with the baby's scent on it home before the baby comes home, so their kitteh will be familiar with the scent.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 22, 2020 05:08 PM (d6Ksn)

131 I wonder how often sleeping leopards just flop out of trees straight onto their dumb faces. And if they try to play it off by nonchalantly grooming themselves afterwards.
Posted by: hogmartin

Or how often a sleeping leopard wakes up to his tail 'stalking him' and freaks out?
Posted by: My life is insanity

I'm looking down Pooh!

Posted by: Piglet...recently bounced at February 22, 2020 05:08 PM (p4Iex)

132 I just got back from the Detroit Institute of Arts showing of CatVideoFest 2020:

https://www.dia.org/events/catvideofest-2020

The place was packed and they have multiple shows today and tomorrow.

One of my favorite segments was "An Engineer's Guide to Cats 2.0":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsl_auoGuy4

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

133

Moby Dickpecker


Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:09 PM (I6T7W)

134 55 -- Yes, I have had that delightful experience. Cat won the first round, but ended up at the vet the next morning to be declawed. When she got back home, it took her about 20 seconds to realize she could no longer slice, dice, and julienne, so she began biting. She could also rabbit kick since she still had her back claws. All four of my kids were more afraid of five pounds of declawed fluff for fourteen years than they were of me. (Oddly enough, all four kids have one or more cats.)

OTOH, in my experience, most cats will readily accept the new miniature human being with little to no fuss. Just bring the baby home and go about your business. Cat will be curious but adjust. Also, there is absolutely no truth to the old wives take that cats smother babies. Cat is simply drawn to the smell of milk or a new place to sleep.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at February 22, 2020 05:10 PM (rxdfD)

135 "The Michigan House is proposing a bill that would make it illegal for state residents to declaw their house cats."
https://tinyurl.com/vmpfamh

Posted by: the possum at February 22, 2020 05:12 PM (Tnijr)

136 Also, not pet-related, but I went to Lowe's to buy masks. I asked the guy where they were and he replied "Aisle 2, if you can find any -- they're all being bought up and shipped to China!"

I should explain that this was respirator masks, not colander face masks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

137
Hah, NV is a Bernie blowout. 30% of the vote in and Bernie has 45%. Uncle Joe is a distant second at 16%. Then Lizzie, then Steyer.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:14 PM (rCwaK)

138
Also, not pet-related, but I went to Lowe's to buy masks. I asked the guy where they were and he replied "Aisle 2, if you can find any -- they're all being bought up and shipped to China!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris



How ironic -- that's where all the masks came from!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:16 PM (I6T7W)

139 We have a pair of Pileated woodpeckers come visit a black gum tree in out yard each fall when the berries are ripe magnificent birds, we had never seen till we moved to GA from the Northern climes of New England.

Posted by: Semilitterate at February 22, 2020 05:18 PM (XTf5e)

140
It's a complicated mess, but they're switching the NV results from raw vote to delegates. Bernie has 55%, a clear majority. (this is due to throwing out unviable candidates and taking their second choices).

Bernie may well get a majority of delegates to the convention on first ballot, if the DNC doesn't pull any shenanigans.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:20 PM (rCwaK)

141 Great pets everyone, as usual !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:21 PM (arJlL)

142 This afternoon I worked on a message for church tomorrow and my doggie actually let me concentrate. Good girl.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 05:22 PM (Uu+Jp)

143 How ironic -- that's where all the masks came from!
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:16 PM (I6T7W)
---

Right? Plus, somebody said any medical supplies shipped back to the Motherland for family members will be confiscated and used by hospitals.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

144 How ironic -- that's where all the masks came from!
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:16 PM (I6T7W)


~tHe CiRcLe oF LiFe~

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 05:25 PM (t+qrx)

145 Also, not pet-related, but I went to Lowe's to buy
masks. I asked the guy where they were and he replied "Aisle 2, if you
can find any -- they're all being bought up and shipped to China!"



I should explain that this was respirator masks, not colander face masks.






Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:13 PM

---

The home depot in Sherman had a sign Thursday that you can only buy a maximum of 6 dust masks or respirators per day.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 22, 2020 05:27 PM (JUOKG)

146 Chess thread up.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 05:30 PM (t+qrx)

147 Nurse Ratched... Either a decent quality air rifle, and pellets, not bbs, or a 22 with some CCI quiet rounds. They generally will not cycle a semi auto, but, "One shot, one kill" right?

Posted by: Jesse in DC at February 22, 2020 06:22 PM (ouR/N)

148 DNC announces Hillary wins Democratic nomination, Buttigieg gets Veep nod

Feb 22, 2020 (Deep State Times) In a low-key announcement intended only for the highest level of global operatives, the Democratic National Committee has revealed the winner of the Democratic primary and caucus battles, and it is a complete surprise: Hillary Clinton, who had not formally announced for the race. Hillary famously died on September 11, 2016, when she collapsed into her death at a 9/11 memorial event. Her dead corpse was caught on camera as it was chucked into a van like a side of meat. Unfortunately, medical efforts to revive her failed. It was a stroke of terrible luck that the clone of Hillary that took over for her was defective, and then-candidate Donald Trump dealt the clone crushing defeat and after crushing defeat in the debates. The final effort of Deep State Operative James Comey in late October of 2016 to baselessly exonerate Hillary on the eve of the election fell flat, as the misdeeds of Hillary's political career, the infamy of Benghazi, and the bribe-taking and money laundering of her Clinton Foundation weighed on voters minds, causing her total failure in the 2016 Presidential campaign. As her clone raged on into a drunken stupor on election night, her handlers, including Bill Clinton, decided to unleash "The Insurance Policy," and swiftly unfounded allegations regarding Donald Trump and Russia would go on to plague the headlines for years afterward. The hydra of the deep state, with the CIA as one its brains, hatched the scheme to hoodwink American voters into bamboozling themselves with more "globalism" ideology that could be used to steal their money in various ways.


Posted by: Deep State News at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (5rmY3)

Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread 2/22/20 [KT]

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Hello, gardeners, putterers and winter dreamers! 40 miles north sent in the lovely photo of Vinca major above. It was an extra-large flower, so he thought we might like to see it. Lovely. Geometric. There are a couple more plant photos below.

Meanwhile, Larro had some interesting visitors:

My wife heard a scratching at front door, and thought I wanted in.
I was in the back; this fellow was looking for a hideout on our front porch.

Yeah, I tried to coax him down and got a sound similar to a buzzsaw that made me feel like cheap plywood.... danger Will Robinson!!! Back off!

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This bird shows up in backyard to go fishing.

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In late January and early February, he got visitors around his bird feeder. Care to identify them?

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He says the doves usually stay on the ground under the feeder.

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And daddy cardinal won't approach. At least while people are looking.

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It has snowed in Northern Texas since then.

In other critter news, watch out for florida snake orgies.

Here are the other plants that 40 miles north has got goin' in California:

My penstemons are difficult to photograph because the flowers are usually pointed downward, and mine often need additional weeding and deadheading to become photograph-ready.

I believe these are Penstemon Barbaratus.

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I have three tomatos that survived the winter, including a San Marzano that decided it's spring:

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Have you picked your tomato varieties for this year? San Marzano is a good paste type if you have the right climate for it.

Music

Scott Johnson thinks he may know where thespian Mike Bloomberg may have gotten his impression that farming is simple. There is some commentary by Victor Davis Hanson, an actual farmer, at the link above.

Professional Photography

My Modern Met did their picks for the best photos of 2019. There's a wet plate photo of Greta. Think it must have used some toxic chemicals. I've seen better wet plates. But I've never had any experience with wet plates myself. Ever taken, developed or printed a plate photo of any kind?

Anyway, this little guy is kinda cute. The Dutch photographer sells wall art, so you can get a big print if you want.

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There are some great photos at the link. I like the hummingbird.


If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you want to remain a lurker.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:28 PM




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1 Good Afternoon Greenthumbs

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 01:30 PM (ZCEU2)

2 THe left is a female cardinal. Not sure about the one on the right. Looks like a sparrow.

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at February 22, 2020 01:33 PM (w2TA9)

3 A great blue heron! They are so majestic when they take off to fly.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 01:33 PM (tkNkP)

4 Her name was McGill, and she called herself Lil, but everyone knew her as Nancy.

Posted by: Paul at February 22, 2020 01:34 PM (l3+k2)

5 The raccoon pics are cool.

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at February 22, 2020 01:34 PM (w2TA9)

6 I wish my Samsung galaxy tablet took good pictures. My 1/2 pine tree that went down last spring is all but gone and have 3 dead trees to get down but haven't started yet on those.
Daffodils are about 4 inches high but still getting below freezing
day and night

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 01:35 PM (ZCEU2)

7 Rocky, you've met your match.

Posted by: Doctor Stinking of Gin at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (l3+k2)

8 I've developed film in a darkroom, never wet plate though. I did play around with photo dye transfers for a time.

Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (DJFLF)

9 A raccoon in my garage when first moved in was smelliest animal I ever met.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (ZCEU2)

10 Closest to plate photography I have come is 4x5 BW we learned on in HS. Shot, developed, and printed (even IR 4x5 stuff) Vocational school Photography classes. Before digital was a thing. two years 4 hours a day. (got me off the HS campus).

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (0OmEj)

11 first bird photo: female cardinal and male house sparrow

second: male purple finch

third (l to r): female purple finch, male purple finch, female house sparrow

Posted by: JTB at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (7EjX1)

12 I hate raccoons.

Posted by: Ronster at February 22, 2020 01:37 PM (13cYS)

13 The big fatso with the red breast is a Purple Finch.

I know, I know...

Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 01:37 PM (DJFLF)

14 The second pic is a house finch. They have that little bit of red. I kind of cheated though because I have a little Audubon Society pocket guide. I used to have lots of bird feeders until the wood peckers took over and started banging on the house siding. Had every type from little ones to full red headed big ones.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 01:38 PM (QzF6i)

15 Before digital was a thing. two years 4 hours a day. (got me off the HS campus).
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (0OmEj)


Working in a darkroom is so relaxing. Is that your experience? The chemicals though, too much exposure to them no good.

Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 01:38 PM (DJFLF)

16
Yeah, I tried to coax him down and got a sound similar to a buzzsaw that made me feel like cheap plywood.... danger Will Robinson!!! Back off!

Bill Mumy had a raccoon in Rascal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 01:38 PM (aKsyK)

17 I'm in the next room at the hoe down.

Posted by: Dan at February 22, 2020 01:38 PM (l3+k2)

18 Eurasian tree sparrow & m/f Purple Finch. Maybe a Chipping Sparrow on the right of them.

Posted by: Bob at February 22, 2020 01:39 PM (vHUcF)

19 I'll get better as soon as I am able.

Posted by: Rocky at February 22, 2020 01:41 PM (l3+k2)

20 Than you posting an entertaining thread.

I just wanted to point out that every tomato ever grown is from Satan.

Posted by: Tomato No at February 22, 2020 01:41 PM (Pgcou)

21 Cool thing I do with my 3 yr old granddaughter. Hard to carry on a conversation over FaceTime with a 3 year old. Started using my bird book. I hold up a photo and she has to guess what kind of bird. She is especially partial to the blue jay, eagle and hawk.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 01:42 PM (QzF6i)

22 Hooray! This is the first gardening thread I've been able to read in real time. I missed it.

Love the photo of the little critter (prarie dog?) 'cuddling' up to the flower.

Posted by: JTB at February 22, 2020 01:42 PM (7EjX1)

23 Not a fan of coons.

Love to see the color this time of year. Only good photo I have is of a pair of sheds my wife found. Talk about no color!

https://tinyurl.com/tzcanvj

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 01:42 PM (i022r)

24 I developed allergies to developer. Yes relaxing and frustrating at the same time. I never did any darkroom work after HS. Joined the navy out of HS. Never used photo skills for money or a job. Large format photography was always my favorite. Learned about Zone system photography Jr year in HS. Never mastered it.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at February 22, 2020 01:44 PM (0OmEj)

25 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. -- Genesis 3:17-19

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 01:46 PM (NWiLs)

26 7 Rocky, you've met your match.
Posted by: Doctor Stinking of Gin at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (l3+k2)

Doc, it's only a scratch.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 01:47 PM (NWiLs)

27 In late January and early February, he got visitors around his bird feeder. Care to identify them?


==

easy : female cardinal and house sparrow. house sparrows should be shot.

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 01:49 PM (zr5Kq)

28 I checked my violet patch the other day, there were about seven in bloom...in February. I'll have to take a look later today, the cold spell of the past two days probably killed them.

Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 01:49 PM (DJFLF)

29 Our garden this year will be pretty minimal. Just a few containers for leaf lettuce and herbs and maybe some cherry tomatoes. We do have hopes for a more extensive veggie garden in future years.

Posted by: JTB at February 22, 2020 01:51 PM (7EjX1)

30 Bob at February 22, 2020 01:39 PM
Wow, Bob. You are getting specific there.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 01:51 PM (BVQ+1)

31 Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 01:42 PM (i022r)

I thought they would be actual sheds, you know, backyard structures! I used to shoot old buildings and dilapidated houses and things.

Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 01:55 PM (DJFLF)

32 First?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 02:19 PM (Z/jzm)

33 Did the blog go haywire for anybody else but me? I took out the video. Seems to have fixed it.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 02:19 PM (BVQ+1)

34 KT, check out the end of the ONT comments. We were transported.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 02:20 PM (Z/jzm)

35 Is this real life?

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 02:20 PM (aS1PU)

36 OOOH, it's back!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (rCwaK)

37
I thought they would be actual sheds, you know, backyard structures!

Well, I've got them, too. Skinned what I call my woodshed with sawn utility poles. Looked like it was 80 the day it got sided. Love that shed.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (i022r)

38 /falls off Escher-esque sideways staircase

Oof. I guess this means reality is back?

Posted by: mikeski at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (P1f+c)

39 Or is it fantasy?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (Z/jzm)

40 Now Gardening is 385878.
Math.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (ghFVE)

41 We're back! That was scary!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (MVjcR)

42 Crack is whack!

Posted by: Pixy's hamsters at February 22, 2020 02:22 PM (9qO5G)

43 KT - everything took whoever back to the ONT.
EMT, coffee break and pre Garden Thread disappeared

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:22 PM (ZCEU2)

44 My lilies are coming up, here in upstate SC. Getting horny to garden.
I had a bunch of cabbage seedlings in the fall that never got planted. Damned deer woulda et 'em anyway. Can I plant them now?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:22 PM (rCwaK)

45 Now Gardening is 385878.
Math.
Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (ghFVE)


For a while there it was 666

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 02:22 PM (aS1PU)

46 Oooh, 2/22 at 2:22 pm!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:22 PM (rCwaK)

47 In Bernie's Amerika you will be sent to the thread that is best for the party!!!

Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 02:23 PM (dYtpd)

48 Hey, my hash is different. What did Publius do?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:24 PM (rCwaK)

49 In Bernie's Amerika you will be sent to the thread that is best for the party!!!
Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 02:23 PM (dYtpd)


It's always party time in the ONT.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 22, 2020 02:24 PM (aS1PU)

50 Hello.

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 02:25 PM (zr5Kq)

51 My hash is same

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:25 PM (ZCEU2)

52 48 Hey, my hash is different. What did Publius do?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:24 PM (rCwaK)

It's almost Crack is Wack!

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 02:25 PM (ghFVE)

53 Hey, my hash is different. What did Publius do?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


Check your USB port for Folger's crystals.

Posted by: mikeski at February 22, 2020 02:26 PM (P1f+c)

54 The blog went somewhere into a different place.
Back now but I had thought it was just me.
Speculum has been off line most of the morning.
Finally back, for now at least.

Terrific bird photos up top.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at February 22, 2020 02:26 PM (3vrTU)

55 Hey, my hash is different. What did Publius do?
Upgraded you to the Morrocan stuff?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 02:26 PM (xkSJa)

56 >>My hash is same
Posted by: Skip

Mine, too. But at home it changes often. It's an AT&T thing there.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 02:26 PM (Z/jzm)

57 So back to gardening.
Little greenhouse is still up and working well, think as soon as frost is past I can start getting plants in it to get a jump on spring. Still well below freezing so far.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:27 PM (ZCEU2)

58 Check your USB port for Folger's crystals.

Posted by: mikeski at February 22, 2020 02:26 PM (P1f+c)

Only dilithium crystal here, as usual.
----Hey, my hash is different. What did Publius do?
Upgraded you to the Morrocan stuff?


Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 02:26 PM (xkSJa)

OMG I wish!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:27 PM (rCwaK)

59 No daffodils here, yet. Still too much snow cover. With a later Easter there's hope we will have some blooms by then.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 02:28 PM (Z/jzm)

60 I think I'll sow parsley today. Maybe see if I can get a few contraband seeds to sprout.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:28 PM (rCwaK)

61 So who forgot to turn off the time machine after they where done playing with it?

Posted by: Big V at February 22, 2020 02:30 PM (XEC2p)

62 So who forgot to turn off the time machine after they where done playing with it?

Posted by: Big V


I think you mean "who is about to forget to turn off the time machine before they were started playing with it?"

Posted by: mikeski at February 22, 2020 02:31 PM (P1f+c)

63 I think you mean "who is about to forget to turn off the time machine before they were started playing with it?"

* golf clap *

Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 02:33 PM (dYtpd)

64 I got my bagging mostly done, but I had to treat an injury. Not to self: winter gloves

The corabells in the southeast corner are turning green and pliant. Some birds are returning, too. Haven't spotted a robin yet, though.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 02:33 PM (/+bwe)

65 Ths has been the mildest winter we've had for a long time. So far. Plenty of rain but almost no snow or (even better) almost no ice. A few nights below freezing but only a few. I wonder how that will influence gardens this year. I can say we have some dandelions showing up in the lawn and I've been told a few daffodils growing against sunny walls have ade an appearence.

That doesn't mean there isn't plenty of time for serious winter weather to show up.

Posted by: JTB at February 22, 2020 02:33 PM (7EjX1)

66 Damned deer woulda et 'em anyway.

The deer are massing in the woods behind my house, in preparation for an attack on any sprouts which have the temerity to poke their heads up. I've already found many holes in my bulb beds indicating marauding critters. Why can't nature be more....sterile?

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 02:34 PM (T6t7i)

67 Good afternoon, gardeners! It's a beautiful day here in central Indiana. I know it won't last (snow is predicted this week) but the bright sunshine is glorious. It inspired me to purchase a package of sunflower seeds. Planting weather soon!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 22, 2020 02:35 PM (Vf4Y7)

68 Birds, cute.
Flowers, nice.
Tomatoes, green.
Racoon, pest.

Those racoon critters seem nice at a distance but close up you can smell the malevolence. Or maybe that's your garbage they dumped and spread all over the place.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 22, 2020 02:37 PM (e1mEI)

69 Half my comment disappeared. I was making a joke about winter gloves not being garden gloves.

My local cardinals come to the feeder at twilight only.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 02:37 PM (/+bwe)

70 I asked Ace to feed the hamsters.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 02:38 PM (aA3+G)

71 This town aint big enuf for me n no trash pandas.

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at February 22, 2020 02:38 PM (Jj+59)

72 I need to get outdoors more. Part of my post didn't post this morning, so I deleted it. THEN the post imported part of the ONT. Or something.

Is YouTube after me?
My power went out again after I took out the video that seems to have caused the problems, too.

Whew.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 02:39 PM (BVQ+1)

73
My local cardinals come to the feeder at twilight only.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 02:37 PM (/+bwe)

We don't have cardinals here at our new home.

Prior to moving we had several cardinal families and they would always feed at dawn & dusk.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 02:39 PM (aA3+G)

74 Good afternoon, y'all. I was going to try to get some stuff done in my yard today, but it's still too wet. Hopefully later this week I can get some preparation for spring accomplished.

At least college baseball has started!

Posted by: Bert G at February 22, 2020 02:40 PM (OMsf+)

75 I just want to say it was a honor to have gone through "The Garden Thread Incident" with you all.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 02:40 PM (MVjcR)

76 The deer are massing in the woods behind my house,
in preparation for an attack on any sprouts which have the temerity to
poke their heads up. I've already found many holes in my bulb beds
indicating marauding critters. Why can't nature be more....sterile?


Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 02:34 PM (T6t7i)

Ours are crafty bastards who only come out at night when you can't see to shoot 'em.
I see four-strand electric fence in my future.
Publius is about to get a crash course of PT. I need him functional PDQ.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:40 PM (rCwaK)

77 I just want to say it was a honor to have gone through "The Garden Thread Incident" with you all.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 02:40 PM (MVjcR)

Disasters bring us closer together. I didn't even have to break out MREs or load the AR.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:41 PM (rCwaK)

78 Damn, missed the time warp. The raccoons got into the works.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 22, 2020 02:42 PM (Vf4Y7)

79 by: Bert G at February 22, 2020 02:40 PM (OMsf+)

75 I just want to say it was a honor to have gone through "The Garden Thread Incident" with you all.
Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020

If I ever get a tattoo, it will commemorate the event. This is my favorite thread and I was a little bummed to have it hacked by oligarchs or proletariat forces or aliens.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 02:44 PM (/+bwe)

80
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 22, 2020 02:46 PM (ueyHg)

81 Raccoons, so darn cute. Pesty, smelly, but that face!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 02:46 PM (Z/jzm)

82 Well, I feel dumb.I thought the vinca flower looked kind of like a periwinkle... and duh!

The greenest thing in my yard right now is a groundcover that started showing up after I spread a leftover bag of potting soil around the #1 rhubarb . Not sure if the soil wasn't properly sterilized or if the extra nutrients gave it a boost. It's rather like baby's tears: tiny, round leaves on spreading vines.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 02:49 PM (/+bwe)

83

If I ever get a tattoo, it will commemorate the event. This is my favorite thread and I was a little bummed to have it hacked by oligarchs or proletariat forces or aliens.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 02:44 PM (/+bwe)
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Long after we are gone, future generations of Garden Thread commenters shall speak of this day with reverence.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 02:50 PM (MVjcR)

84 Raccoons, so darn cute. Pesty, smelly, but that face!
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 02:46 PM (Z/jzm)

They Smell?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2020 02:50 PM (CP/Bn)

85
..."but that face!"

I sell you raccoon faces 5 for a $1!
(I've heard the skins bring nothing now, and that's why we are inundated with the darned things).

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 02:51 PM (5RkWa)

86 This thread is cross posted at 63red.com

Posted by: longtime lurker at February 22, 2020 02:51 PM (Rd3ji)

87 Racoons are big rats/ vultures, will eat anything especially if prepared by humans.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:53 PM (ZCEU2)

88
"I see four-strand electric fence in my future."

Miley, we did a pretty cheap deer-proof fence for our garden. Hasn't been breached yet (several years).

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 02:53 PM (5RkWa)

89 Racoons are big rats/ vultures, will eat anything especially if prepared by humans.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:53 PM (ZCEU2)
























They love our cooking.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:54 PM (rCwaK)

90 "I see four-strand electric fence in my future."



Miley, we did a pretty cheap deer-proof fence for our garden. Hasn't been breached yet (several years).

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 02:53 PM (5RkWa)

Tips, please!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:55 PM (rCwaK)

91 Bill Mumy had a raccoon in Rascal.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 01:38 PM (aKsyK)


True story.

Rascal was a big hit in Japan.

Persons began importing raccoons and selling them as pets.

Persons bought raccoons and pets and released them into the wild when pets no longer pet like.

Raccoons are survivors.

Now various parts of Japan are trying to cope with wild raccoons. They love to gnaw on all the wood at some of the Temple structures.

Posted by: Adriane the NHK has some Interesting Stuff Critic ... at February 22, 2020 02:56 PM (LPnfS)

92 Man, I've got a crapload of puttering to get through this morning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 02:56 PM (XVuno)

93 I need to get outdoors more. Part of my post didn't post this morning, so I deleted it. THEN the post imported part of the ONT. Or something.

Is YouTube after me?
My power went out again after I took out the video that seems to have caused the problems, too.

Whew.
Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 02:39 PM (BVQ+1)


Yeah, OK, sure. Whatever. Now tell us the truth, what really happened ?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 02:56 PM (zr5Kq)

94 This is the first gardening thread I've been able to see live for almost two months. I'm not saying I'm bad luck, but ...

Posted by: JTB at February 22, 2020 02:57 PM (7EjX1)

95 Learned about Zone system photography Jr year in HS. Never mastered it.
Posted by: USNtakim

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Yeah, me neither. Took a great photography and photo lab class while in college. Developed our own film and prints. Great fun. Also used large format cameras most of the time. Our prof was very much into very short/very long exposure work. As a result he'd sometimes would set up sound actuated lighting or shutter for us. Took lots of shots of balloons popping (actually, they don't pop, they rip) and pellet gun projectiles through fruit. Long exposure work for night sky scenes.

That sort of thing. Never did any lab work after that though.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 02:59 PM (Y4EXg)

96 72 I need to get outdoors more. Part of my post didn't post this morning, so I deleted it. THEN the post imported part of the ONT. Or something.

Is YouTube after me?
My power went out again after I took out the video that seems to have caused the problems, too.

Whew.
Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 02:39 PM (BVQ+1)

We appreciate you!

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 02:59 PM (ghFVE)

97 KT has a pic somewhere from last year.

But.. 6 foot T-posts pounded 1' in (clay soil). 8' intervals. Hog fence to 4'. Then 1/2" conduit, cut in two (come in 8' sticks), affixed to the T-post with baling wire. Chicken fence on top, affixed with zip ties.

We then put ribbon here and there all over to show there was something there. Pretty easy to not see after dark, even for a deer.

60' X 40' enclosure was done by 2 guys in one day, with enough light left over for recreational drinking.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 03:00 PM (5RkWa)

98 I think I'm going to grill today. Upper 50s and no wind. So I need to go shopping. See you guys later!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 03:00 PM (rCwaK)

99 Racoons are sweet, dignified creatures.

Posted by: Calvin Chillage at February 22, 2020 03:01 PM (1Gdi8)

100 >>They Smell?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2020 02:50 PM (CP/Bn)

It's what Skip said. I can attest to pesty. Maybe it's the garbage they eat? Altho i think they have a scent gland, too

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:01 PM (Z/jzm)

101 Racoons are big rats/ vultures, will eat anything especially if prepared by humans. Posted by: Skip

They can be quite entertaining though, as long as they stay out of your rafters and attic and garden.

I always enjoyed the antics of the three legged pet raccoon, Tripod, from the Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 03:02 PM (tkNkP)

102 This thread is cross posted at 63red.com
Posted by: longtime lurker at February 22, 2020 02:51 PM

Cracking up imagining what some unsuspecting first timer found when the Garden Thread Snafu hit and sent them to the ONT

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 03:04 PM (ZCEU2)

103 Years ago, watching tv late one summer night, doors open. Heard something outside, turned on the outdoor light and startled the biggest racoon I'd ever seen. She had her young ones with, and was about to pry off the lid of the garbage can. She jumped off the can, ran towards the house and slammed into the screen door. Hissed/growled at me through the screen! Protecting her babies, but scared the heck out of me!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:07 PM (Z/jzm)

104 Went out to start the mowers.

Push mower number one will not start.

Self propelled push mower ran for 15 minutes, stopped and will not restart.

Riding mower battery was dead. Charged up and runs but leaking oil from the front of the engine somewhere.

Lovely.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 22, 2020 03:10 PM (cknjq)

105 pets are up

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:14 PM (ghFVE)

106 I went and bought a couple packets of heirloom seeds -corn, beans, tomatoes, and pumpkins - today. I probably won't be planting anything this year, but the crazy survivalist in me is a bit happier to have the beginnings of a small "victory garden" in stock just in case the world goes all pear-shaped.

I wish I could plant a garden, though. I'd like to give sweet potatoes and pumpkins a try....

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 22, 2020 03:16 PM (nBq51)

107 The penstemon is not barbatus, it's probably one of the Californian species I've never seen or a hybrid,

Posted by: Hall Dall MD at February 22, 2020 03:19 PM (qwx9H)

108 About to load a few tons of topsoil onto the truck and turn a bit of garden that was all suckers and rubbish seedlings into lawn. As we has 3 acres of garden this little project is not worth mentioning. The 5 trailer loads of green water for the the chipper from yesterday that is worth mentioning. My shoulders.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:19 PM (tAuzy)

109 Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 02:28 PM
Might as well pick up some Giant Italian Parsley seeds. Parsley takes a long time to sprout. The difference is worth it.

There are some other selected parsleys that also taste better than the kinds grown from the seeds at the drug store.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 03:21 PM (BVQ+1)

110 Couple years ago tried to grow pumpkins, lots of plant, some flowers not a pumpkin to start, something about male and female flowers and not at same time I take it.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 03:27 PM (ZCEU2)

111 I had a bird feeder once and the doves always stayed on the ground under it. They aren't stupid. The sparrows would be tossing the food everywhere, and the doves were like thanks dude, we can stay in the soft grass and eat.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 03:40 PM (9Om/r)

112 I had an used 35-mm film in storage for about 12 years. One day I had it developed. The result was pretty interesting. The picture had a nice pink cloud/wet-plate effect.

https://ibb.co/fxvnLbd

That's my awesome self.

Posted by: nono at February 22, 2020 04:18 PM (2Cm6i)

113 From Idaho's Treasure Valley, Boise area: On Thursday afternoon, I went out to dig and turn the soil in 2 of the remaining 4 raised beds - no dice! The last week of nights in the low 20's has finally frozen the soil. Instead I cut down the rest of the dead stems in the hummingbird flower bed, then finished filling the trash with leaves from the 3rd front yard drain pipe. Just one more pipe to go. (This is the first time I wore sunglasses when gardening. Eye doc says, now that you're at 43 north and have some eye issues, you should wear them most/all of the time when outdoors. I bought a 2nd pair, so I can have one "good" pair in the car, and one by the back door for going outside in the yard. I'll have to test wearing them, next time I hit the outdoor gun range, too.)

Poblano pepper seeds have 4 of 8 sprouting. We'll probably add another seed to the 4 starter pots that haven't started yet - given the age of the seeds, a 50 percent germination rate might actually be a good result!

Last year, we had so many types of tomatoes and other things started, it was hard to remember which little pot was which. Husband came up with the idea of using flat toothpicks with colored ends, stuck into the pots, so we could keep track. So far, no need for them, but as soon as we start some tomato seeds, we'll need them! (I'll list tomato types once we start them - I think there's 2 kinds of Roma, plus Brandywine, plus one I plan to get, and maybe Big Boy/Better Boy.)

State of the yard: Tulip sprouts are several inches tall, especially in the sheltered area behind the kitchen. Hyacinth sprouts behind kitchen have buds showing; ones out front just have a few with tiny dots of tips showing. My rescued crocus have 7 of 8 showing tips. Last year's new dogwood tree has fat buds. Lilacs, and many trees, have buds showing at the tips. I think both the cilantro and the parsley survived the winter! And the chives already sprouted, but this cold spell put them on hold. Some of our bunchgrass bunches have green showing. The large-type daylily behind the house has sprouts as well.

In other news: got up at 5:30 AM MST on Tuesday so I could see the end of the Moon-occults-Mars event.
I'm preparing for a gaming tournament next month, "Settlers of Catan" - I don't expect to win, but I get to play three 4-man games and eat snacks!, so it's all good.

Posted by: Pat* at February 22, 2020 04:27 PM (2pX/F)

114 Never heard of Settlers of Catan before, could be interesting

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 04:53 PM (ZCEU2)

115 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. -- Genesis 3:17-19
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Hiya Mr. Sunshine !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:04 PM (arJlL)

116 I planted mini-pumpkins one year, they were ALL over the place !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:06 PM (arJlL)

117 I only hoped for 2 pumpkins, 1 to make a pie, 1 to carve, not a lot to ask for I thought.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 05:18 PM (ZCEU2)

118 Cracking up imagining what some unsuspecting first timer found when the Garden Thread Snafu hit and sent them to the ONT

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 03:04 PM (ZCEU2)

Cathy the Bloomberg bot. LOLGF

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 22, 2020 05:57 PM (rCwaK)

119 Pat,
Hope I don't get the bam hammer for being late, but always enjoy your updates.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM (5RkWa)

120 MarkY at February 22, 2020 06:18 PM
You should be safe from the ban hammer for at least a day. Unless people post an unusually large amount of content.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 06:32 PM (BVQ+1)

121 Content on the site, I mean. You don't want to post on threads that aren't on the first page anymore.

Of course, with the weird things that happened on the thread earlier today, can anyone really say that we are safe? Heh.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 06:35 PM (BVQ+1)

122 Well wait to the party as usual, I always have to work Saturday. My AeroGarden is going crazy, more greens and herbs then we can eat. I've been giving them away to keep up.

Think I'll start some tomato seeds soon. I have had three requests in the last few months 4r Lincoln manahan tomato seed. This was grown from seed we found in an outhouse dig at the home Lincoln State in here. From the artifacts in the Dig received is over a hundred and fifty years old. I think we set a record when we got some to germinate.

The story made VAP and so people have found it. Even had a request from Puerto Rico recently for seed. I'm about out and have to pick through an old dried-up tomato that I didn't get the seed out of before. It's kind of cool people really want this Old seed, U of I could not identify it so it may be lost variety.

Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 06:49 PM (y5qNj)

123 Sorry about all the errors forgot to proof it, this voice recognition is great on the phone so I don't have to type but not so great in getting things accurate.

Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 06:52 PM (y5qNj)

124 Trash panda + .22LR = problem solved.

Posted by: Earth Pig at February 22, 2020 07:21 PM (lz4Mw)

125 Farmer, that is a cool story, mistakes and all! Are the recipients required/requested to keep the resultant seeds going if it produces?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 07:30 PM (/+bwe)

126 My only pumpkin-growing was successful: eight pumpkins from a single vine, plus a lot of pumpkin-blossom for stir-fries and garnish over the growing season.

The secret? I dumped the previous Halloween's pumpkin into the compost heap. "Volunteers" are the way to go!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 22, 2020 07:35 PM (/+bwe)

127 I like black/white photog. most of early stuff was all tri-x... i mean, usta be that having a Gidding's photo for publicity was the pinnacle of Graphic arts communications.

I worked with a 24" process camera for newspaper/ commercial; it was panchromatic film (sees all colors but reproduces as only black and white) and had a transporter with a developer behind the darkroom... I can still smell the chemistry on my hands...
I played with a pinhole camera several times to pass time, and dabbled/studied "dry dot etching" and spreads, chokes, and exposure vs. apertures.
but the heartbreaking thing was, when the company went to image-setting (computer driven laser burning the film), no one- not even a school wanted the 20' bed camera. It had 4 magazines feeding 24" rolls of film into the camera.
---state of the art back in the '60's. Spartan MK IV I think. I drove the forklift that lifted it into a giant dumpster

Posted by: LaRro at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (10GNe)

Democrats on Stage [KT]

whiteyyy.jpg

Democrats take a gamble that
America is finally ready for a rich white president

Well, it has been an interesting week. It was inspiring to see the candidates unite the Democratic Party at the last debate, don't you think?

Mike Bloomberg had dismissed the previous debate, in which he did not participate, as good theater. The thespian background of Mike Bloomberg has recently been highlighted. I had not known about Bloomberg's role as Mary Poppins, for example. He's a natural.

Perhaps this is one of the things that inspired a member of The Horde, The Invisible Hand, to make a suggestion to SNL. Well, that along with Bloomberg's newly-discovered farming expertise:

If SNL weren't run by a bunch of talentless biased hacks, they would readily see how an on point parody of "Green Acres", using Bloomberg and team as cast, would effortlessly write itself.

Of course, Bloomy in the Eddie Arnold protagonist role. A fish out of water -- such an apt fit for Mike "Is it BLOOM or BLUM" Bloomberg. Just Act Naturally...

And remember that the idea of Hillary as his running mate was floated.

Hillary as Eva, utilizing her constant supply of misused and patronizing dialects, so that she can more easily pretend to communicate with deplorable folk as they gum their oatmeal for dinner.

How about the very attractive Leslie Jones in the Hillary role?

Good idea. Got to keep up with casting trends in Hollywood. I'm sure that couple would be a real natural in a little on-stage farming community.

gaccres3.jpg

Bri Stelter as Arnold the Pig. Period.

Joe Biden as Fred Ziffel, owner of Arnold the Pig, along with wife, Doris.

Which of the other candidates could be Doris?

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I see George Soros in a dynamic cameo appearance as Mr. Haney. He's a perfect Mr. Fix kinda character. He's just clearing paths for the future of the South. Yep, yep, yeppers.

And lastly, for this SNL parody of a "Green Acres" Reunion episode, Ralph Monroe as 1st gay person in the history of Hooterville. History made in Hooterville -- somewhat profound, in retrospect.

gaccres2.jpg

Got any other ideas for an SNL skit that would help the candidates appear more down-home?

There have been some other comedic moments leading up to this week, as well. Steven Hayward even posted a special "Mid-week in Pictures" this month.

Feb. 5: Special Edition Mid-week in Pictures

Joe Biden: "Did I win yet?"

Feb. 8: Mega-Trumpy Edition

You have to really admire Trump, does anyone realize that he just made all the Democrats attend Rush Limbaugh's award ceremony?

Feb. 15: Dog Faced Pony Soldier Edition

"Democratic Socialists were sent by God." "Why? Was he out of locusts?"

Feb. 22: Caucasoid Caucus Edition

Mike Bloomberg: "I would like to purchase a different question."


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Hope you have a great weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:31 AM




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1 HOLA!

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:32 AM (9Nrxu)

2 Love the "wood" comment

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:33 AM (ONvIw)

3 Content!!

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at February 22, 2020 11:33 AM (T8HPM)

4 It occurs to me that while an open borders totalitarian, Bloomers is the only one not a Marxist. Even Buttie's papa was a dyed in the wool Marxist who literally "wrote the book" on Gramsci. A despicable bunch

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:34 AM (ONvIw)

5 Hola muchachos y bonitas!

Posted by: yenta at February 22, 2020 11:34 AM (G546f)

6 Just how big was the box they gave Mikey to stand on in that picture?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 22, 2020 11:34 AM (0ReGO)

7 Power went out this morning. Came back on. If it goes out again, you may not see a Gardening Thread.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 11:34 AM (BVQ+1)

8 Votarse pata mi!
Porque necesito mucho dinero!

Posted by: yenta at February 22, 2020 11:35 AM (G546f)

9 They Dems used to run candidates closer to human... the slide started when they ran a petrified tree named Al.

Posted by: henry at February 22, 2020 11:35 AM (J3Rfi)

10 If SNL weren't run by a bunch of talentless biased hacks, they would readily see how an on point parody of "Green Acres", using Bloomberg and team as cast, would effortlessly write itself.


The millennials who so badly write SNL think anything older than 2001 is ancient history. They don't have the awareness of a 50 year old sitcom.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 11:35 AM (oVJmc)

11 para no pata

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:36 AM (G546f)

12 7 Power went out this morning. Came back on. If it goes out again, you may not see a Gardening Thread.
Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 11:34 AM (BVQ+

Stormy weather?

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:36 AM (ONvIw)

13 Bloomini is so dreamy.
Like a pocket billionaire nanny.
Vote for Bloom!

Posted by: vmom 2020 waiting for her Bloomberg check at February 22, 2020 11:37 AM (G546f)

14 It occurred to me yesterday that the serial fabulist Joe Biden, by revising the past to insert himself into seminal moments in history is in fact MUFG.



(Mirror Universe Forrest Gump)

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 11:38 AM (m45I2)

15 CN at February 22, 2020 11:36 AM
It rained last night, a little, but usually around here, it's transformer trouble somewhere. Longer outages are usually because someone ran into a power pole.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 11:38 AM (BVQ+1)

16 so anyway, time to make la pranza

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:39 AM (G546f)

17 Is today's Gardening Thread going to be:

1. Dig a hole
2. Drop in a seed
3. Cover with dirt
4. Water
5. Pretty soon a cornstalk.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 11:39 AM (m45I2)

18 Eva Gabor.
Bunk.

Posted by: JAS at February 22, 2020 11:40 AM (2BZBZ)

19 Forgotten more about Green Acres than any other show I watched as a kid.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 11:41 AM (ZCEU2)

20 . . . WOOD . . .

Please chop.

Posted by: Jeb ! at February 22, 2020 11:41 AM (786Ro)

21 SNL could also do a version of Hollywood Squares with the candidates in boxes.
You would only assume the Bloomy was in his because it would be empty and just a voice. But there would be at least 2 different boxes for Warren. One of them would be in full Indian headdress.

Posted by: Bruce at February 22, 2020 11:41 AM (vd8XM)

22 But why would that be funny? Isn't that what a farm family is like?

Posted by: Twenty-something Writers at SNL at February 22, 2020 11:41 AM (Ry8mf)

23 The New Green Acres Deal for Hooterville !

Posted by: AOC at February 22, 2020 11:42 AM (786Ro)

24 I'm still not convinced Leslie Jons isn't a dude in a dress.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2020 11:42 AM (hku12)

25 KT-- In my neck of the woods, OPPD usually finds a fried squirrel in a transformer. Little bastards just love the taste of power wire.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at February 22, 2020 11:42 AM (rxdfD)

26 KT - storms, accidents or unknown for power out?

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 11:43 AM (ZCEU2)

27 Eddie Albert

Posted by: zefal at February 22, 2020 11:43 AM (PzC9a)

28 17 Is today's Gardening Thread going to be:

1. Dig a hole
2. Drop in a seed
3. Cover with dirt
4. Water
5. Pretty soon a cornstalk.
Posted by: Muldoon

==

Q. why are Dems bad at farming?

A. Coz when they dig a hole, they can't stop digging

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:43 AM (G546f)

29 ... they can't stop digging

*****

Heh. Good one.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 11:44 AM (m45I2)

30 And come on, Buttgig has had more Black and Cuban and Canadian wood than every other Presidential candidate ever, combined.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2020 11:44 AM (hku12)

31 Dig a hole

drop in a bloomturd

cover with cash

have an old scold piss on it

pretty soon a turd blooms

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:44 AM (rpxSz)

32 WHITE WHITE WHITE WHITE WHITE WHITE

COMMIE COMMIE COMMIE COMMIE COMMIE COMMIE

Posted by: Hands at February 22, 2020 11:45 AM (786Ro)

33 Bri Stelter as Arnold the Pig. Period.

No way! Arnold had smarts ...

Posted by: Adriane the Getting Unhealthily Cynical Critic ... at February 22, 2020 11:46 AM (LPnfS)

34 I'm not much of a farmer

but I do dig holes

Posted by: BUTTPLUG at February 22, 2020 11:46 AM (rpxSz)

35 Hey, where am I? How about the dumb neighbor role?

Posted by: Amy Klobuchar at February 22, 2020 11:46 AM (Ry8mf)

36 Jeb had just no personality

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:47 AM (G546f)

37 Hey, where am I? How about the dumb neighbor role?
Posted by: Amy Klobuchar

Hank Kimball

Posted by: Bruce at February 22, 2020 11:47 AM (vd8XM)

38 Those podiums are suggestive of walkers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 11:47 AM (Dc2NZ)

39 33 Bri Stelter as Arnold the Pig. Period.

No way! Arnold had smarts ...
Posted by: Adriane the Getting Unhealthily Cynical Critic ... at February 22, 2020 11:46 AM (LPnfS)

Fine so we use Jonah, po-tay-to, po-tah-to

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:48 AM (ONvIw)

40 In regards to Mayor Pete and his partner, Chasten


who's the Mudder ?

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:48 AM (rpxSz)

41 The millennials who so badly write SNL think anything older than 2001 is ancient history. They don't have the awareness of a 50 year old sitcom.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 11:35 AM (oVJmc)

Well, should they? I'm nearly 50 and I don't remember much about Green Acres, frankly. Very few people in their audience will know that show or get any of the references. SNL is a show very much fixed in it's age demographic of 18-29.

Posted by: I Have Questions at February 22, 2020 11:48 AM (ZhFYR)

42 38 Those podiums are suggestive of walkers.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 11:47 AM (Dc2NZ)

And Buttisface is the only one not leaning on it! Crazy old

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:49 AM (ONvIw)

43 Warren as Doris Ziffel

Posted by: Bruce at February 22, 2020 11:49 AM (vd8XM)

44 43 Warren as Doris Ziffel
Posted by: Bruce at February 22, 2020 11:49 AM (vd8XM)

Bloomers seems more like Mr Drucker the shopkeeper than Oliver Wendel Douglas

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:51 AM (ONvIw)

45 Buttigroove looks like the orderly who secretly abuses the old folks when nobody's watching.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 11:51 AM (Dc2NZ)

46 "How about the very attractive Leslie Jones in the Hillary role?"



In fairness to SNL, they took a huge leap in quality this year, it's still bad but they did fire Leslie Jones.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2020 11:51 AM (4thlk)

47 Re: Bloomie and farming....now do chickens!

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 11:51 AM (X/Pw5)

48 Warren got COPD

sounds like Christopher Reeve when she talks

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:51 AM (rpxSz)

49 48 Warren got COPD

===

kung flu walking

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:53 AM (G546f)

50 47 Re: Bloomie and farming....now do chickens!
Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 11:51 AM (X/Pw5)

He'd be ok as Lisa "Dahling I love yah, but give me park avenue"

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:53 AM (ONvIw)

51 As I found out to my delight the other night, Buttigieg is a Maltese surname, derived from Sicilian Arabic meaning chicken owner or poulterer (literally, "father of chickens").

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 11:55 AM (Dc2NZ)

52 Hey, where am I? How about the dumb neighbor role?
Posted by: Amy Klobuchar at February 22, 2020 11:46 AM (Ry8mf)


Gladys Kravitz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mdFctlvB3w

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2020 11:55 AM (hku12)

53 warren reminds me of that redgrave fossil. vote for me! not comatose, yet.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:55 AM (KP5rU)

54 Pete=Oliver: "You are my wife", Bloomers =Lisa: "Goodbye city life"

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:56 AM (ONvIw)

55 Why can't Trump nominate Grenell as permanent DNI ?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 11:56 AM (zr5Kq)

56 There is a Saturday Night Live video with Trump in the Eddie Arnold Role, and some actress/comic as his wife.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 11:56 AM (WI7YS)

57 And for Arnold the Pig?

George Soros.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 11:58 AM (NgKpN)

58 Bernie Hunches over the podium. That combined with his shrieking and wild hair is not a good look .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 11:59 AM (WI7YS)

59 Is it Saturday?
Lix Warren for Ralph Monroe.

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at February 22, 2020 11:59 AM (dQF3z)

60 1 HOLA!
Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:32 AM
~~
Hola French! How about a 'beef taco"?

Posted by: you can call me Liz--Warren at February 22, 2020 12:00 PM (Roy2Z)

61 Can you imagine that crew as our Founding Fathers at the Constitutional Convention?

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 12:00 PM (IMdOQ)

62 There is a Saturday Night Live video with Trump in the Eddie Arnold Role, and some actress/comic as his wife.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 11:56 AM (WI7YS)

There is a clip, but I don't think it's from SNL. I believe it's from some charity show.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:00 PM (CqE5x)

63 "Hillary...utilizing her constant supply of misused and patronizing dialects." Heh.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at February 22, 2020 12:01 PM (d9Cw3)

64 From Sarah Carter's Twitter:

"Somebody I deeply respected and considered a friend Phil Haney - a DHS whistleblower during the Obama Admin was apparently killed yesterday in Southern California. Pray for his family and pray they find the person who murdered him. Still trying to get confirmation on details."

If I remember correctly, he was the one who exposed Obama's ties to Muslim Brotherhood, and also reported that his many years of work investigating terror cells in the U.S. was purged from the system.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 22, 2020 12:01 PM (sGotD)

65 All the Dem candidates, but Mayor Pete qualify for AARP cards. Is that normal?

Posted by: EveR at February 22, 2020 12:01 PM (ZZDMQ)

66 Willowed:

RE: Paper ballots. Nothing wrong with paper.

Utah election auditor apparently thinks she is smarter than the MIT researchers, knows nothing about computer security, can't think outside of the box, and seems to be unaware of the post office. Yet she is confident the benefits outweigh the risks.

From https://tinyurl.com/uhp7jnl
====================
But Amelia Powers Gardner, a Utah County, Utah, election auditor who supervised her county's rollout of the Voatz system for disabled voters and service members deployed overseas, told CoinDesk that at least some of the bugs the researchers found cannot be exploited in practice.

"[The researchers] weren't able to substantiate these claims because they were never able to actually connect to the Voatz server," Powers Gardner said. "So in theory they claim that they may have been able to do these things, and only on the Android version, not the Apple version."

She said the MIT researchers' effort comes from "what ifs, and perhaps, and maybes that, frankly, just haven't panned out," and that the app had since been patched.

For Powers Gardner, Voatz's benefits far outweigh any security risks. She said the software is a far better alternative for otherwise disenfranchised voting groups than the current technological solution: email.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 12:02 PM (dYtpd)

67 It was Trump and Karen Walker from "Will and Grace" doing the Green Acres theme at the Emmys
They used to like Trump before he ran on the Republican ticket.

https://tinyurl.com/vks46to


And in what venue was Bloomberg playing Mary Poppins?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 12:03 PM (WI7YS)

68 My new favorite Bernie meme:

https://tinyurl.com/vvoz4gz

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at February 22, 2020 12:03 PM (A+M5E)

69
Jeb had just no personality


Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:47 AM

---

And he was an open borders fanatic.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 22, 2020 12:03 PM (JUOKG)

70 35 Hey, where am I?
Posted by: Amy Klobuchar at February 22, 2020 11:46 AM (Ry8mf)

You're too far to the right.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 12:03 PM (ghFVE)

71 Who cropped me from that photo!

I'm the only one on this stage that would never do that...I AM 'Minnesota nice'.

Posted by: Amy from Minnie-soda at February 22, 2020 12:04 PM (Roy2Z)

72 The donks will need to ease up on Bloomturd a bit

they are precariously close to alienating him

to the point where he will pick up his football

and go home

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 12:05 PM (rpxSz)

73 None of the donks are fit to wipe Eddie Albert's pig poopie shoes, IMO

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 12:05 PM (ONvIw)

74 54 Pete=Oliver: "You are my wife", Bloomers =Lisa: "Goodbye city life"
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:56 AM (ONvIw)

I have always misheard that as "Good to dear life."

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 12:06 PM (ghFVE)

75 So after all these years, all these attempts to paint it as unreal, the never ending denial of its possibility, the Democrats have shown the world ' Crazy Town'.

Posted by: Ozzy at February 22, 2020 12:06 PM (Pgcou)

76 *Goodbye to dear life

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 12:07 PM (ghFVE)

77 Consider this: Sanders, Biden and Bloomberg are too old to be Baby Boomers.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:07 PM (m45I2)

78 If SNL weren't run by a bunch of talentless biased hacks, they would readily see how an on point parody of "Green Acres", using Bloomberg and team as cast, would effortlessly write itself.

Well, we actually have Trump singing Green Acres.

https://youtu.be/00bGPhETXXM


And I lurve Melania, but I really wish she would just come to the microphone and say:

"Olly-verrr! The hots-cakes are ready!"

Just get it out of everyone's system.

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:08 PM (ZfRYq)

79 Obama is making the same mistake Nanzi made

he is waiting too long to speak out against the way far left

when he does, as in Nanzi's case, it will be too late

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 12:08 PM (rpxSz)

80 Agreeing with Radio host Chris Stigall, computer on line voting is cooking up ways to cheat using illegals, multiple votes or flat out hacking to change results.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 12:08 PM (ZCEU2)

81 A late note to those shocked by Eastwood's preference for Bloomberg:

Clint gave us the Empty Chair, went way out on a limb for us. I give him a pass for now.
Posted by: t-bird


No. He went out on a limb for Mitt Romney.

That, my friends, is what's known as "a tell".

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 22, 2020 12:09 PM (CUU+W)

82
And in what venue was Bloomberg playing Mary Poppins?



Broadway.

Also in 'The Little Mermaid.'

And he's a stiff in both.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 12:09 PM (oVJmc)

83 Roger Stone news, nicely played.

Stone is trying to get the Judge thrown off the case and he has a really good rationale.

The Judge will be one who decides if the Jury Forman, who was clearly biased, tainted the Jury.

But the Judge, in her long remarks during the sentencing blew it and said the 'jury served with integrity'.

Thus showing her bias on that very pertinent legal question, because she has already made a statement on the subject, before hearing any evidence on the question.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 12:10 PM (NgKpN)

84 Obama is making the same mistake Nanzi made

he is waiting too long to speak out against the way far left

when he does, as in Nanzi's case, it will be too late
Posted by: REDACTED


That's the trouble with "no enemies to the Left". If you're not as far Left as the other guy...the other guy doesn't see you as "Left". Guess what that means...

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 22, 2020 12:10 PM (CUU+W)

85 78 we actually have Trump singing Green Acres.

https://youtu.be/00bGPhETXXM

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:08 PM (ZfRYq)

omg

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 12:10 PM (ghFVE)

86 I ain't noways tard.

Posted by: Hillary! It really is my turn, beyotches! at February 22, 2020 12:11 PM (+28h2)

87 86 I ain't noways tard.
Posted by: Hillary! It really is my turn, beyotches! at February 22, 2020 12:11 PM (+28h2)

yeah, y'are

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 12:11 PM (ghFVE)

88 "Hank agent, your county Kimball"

Posted by: Guam tipper at February 22, 2020 12:12 PM (FsgBK)

89 Democrats - the best party money can buy.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:12 PM (QZCjk)

90 Picture in your mind a warm early summer afternoon, a gathering of friends for a backyard barbecue and Donald Trump (the man, not the president) is there. Smiles. Warm handshakes. Cracking a couple jokes.




Now mentally swap out Trump for Bloomberg...

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:14 PM (m45I2)

91 78 we actually have Trump singing Green Acres.

https://youtu.be/00bGPhETXXM

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:08 PM (ZfRYq)

Good sense of humor, wonderful showman

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 12:14 PM (ONvIw)

92 Reading Wiki on Green Acres, I watched the show as a kid but long forgot a lot. It does fit the current Democrats well.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 12:15 PM (ZCEU2)

93 para no pata
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:36 AM (G546f)


Para ni pata.

Pato. Quack.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:15 PM (t+qrx)

94 Pato. Quack.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:15 PM (t+qrx)

Pocoyo?

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 12:16 PM (ONvIw)

95 She said the MIT researchers' effort comes from "what ifs, and perhaps, and maybes that, frankly, just haven't panned out," and that the app had since been patched.

For Powers Gardner, Voatz's benefits far outweigh any security risks. She said the software is a far better alternative for otherwise disenfranchised voting groups than the current technological solution: email.
Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 12:02 PM (dYtpd)

Anything connected to the internet will be eventually hacked.

Just as every code can be broken given enough time and effort.

Its all a question of whether the time and resources are worth the goal.

And I would say, deciding who is the most powerful Politician in the World? is a goal most would got to great lengths to attain.

(Oh, and for background, Retired USN Electronic Tech, where I dealt with Cryptography, and the computers Command Centers, and after retirement was a longtime network engineer, who worked in security software development shops, as well as teaching IT security).

Lets just say I know way to much about computers, to trust their security.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 12:17 PM (NgKpN)

96 So who is the horse faced lesbian?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:18 PM (QZCjk)

97 A late note to those shocked by Eastwood's preference for Bloomberg:

Clint gave us the Empty Chair, went way out on a limb for us. I give him a pass for now.
Posted by: t-bird

No. He went out on a limb for Mitt Romney.

That, my friends, is what's known as "a tell".
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 22, 2020 12:09 PM (CUU+W)

Well-stated, but still. Eastwood is 90 and has given us a lifetime of great film-making, both as an actor and director.

Yes, he supported Romney in '12----as did MOST of us.

But he still put himself on the chopping block for dissing the Messiah.

I refuse to be like the Left and discard people for wrong-think.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:18 PM (CqE5x)

98 Hey look, there's Uncle Joe, come to visit us from Petticoat Junction.

Posted by: Guam tipper at February 22, 2020 12:18 PM (FsgBK)

99 90 Picture in your mind a warm early summer afternoon, a gathering of friends for a backyard barbecue and Donald Trump (the man, not the president) is there. Smiles. Warm handshakes. Cracking a couple jokes.

Now mentally swap out Trump for Bloomberg...
Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:14 PM (m45I2)
-------
My boss spent half a day with PDT not long ago, had breakfast, played a round of golf and wrapped up with lunch. Said he is funny and cool as you can imagine.

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 12:19 PM (MVjcR)

100 78 we actually have Trump singing Green Acres.

https://youtu.be/00bGPhETXXM

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:08 PM (ZfRYq)

Good sense of humor, wonderful showman
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 12:14 PM (ONvIw)

The SNL episode he hosted was the best in years.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:19 PM (CqE5x)

101 96 So who is the horse faced lesbian?
Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:18 PM (QZCjk)

Megan Mullally

Posted by: Me at February 22, 2020 12:19 PM (+bxw2)

102 Which came first, Green Acres or Beverly Hillbillies?

Because they're both Urban/Rural fish-out-of-water conflict-of-culture constructs. Did one sort of copy the success of the other?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:20 PM (m45I2)

103

There are pictures from that debate where Squaw Liz is towering over Mini Mike. Of course Herve Villechaize might tower over him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 12:20 PM (8EPFb)

104 Any man rejects the Clint for an offhand comment spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 12:21 PM (gd9RK)

105 Which came first, Green Acres or Beverly Hillbillies


Beverly Hillbillies

Posted by: Bruce at February 22, 2020 12:22 PM (vd8XM)

106 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres
Looks li ke Green Acres before Beverly hillbillies, Petticoat junction before both.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 12:22 PM (ZCEU2)

107 Lets just say I know way to much about computers, to trust their security.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 12:17 PM (NgKpN)


:s/computers/users/

It's trivial to implement encrypted/trusted transactions that can't be spoofed in transit or at rest. The time to brute-force can be on the order of trillions of years, barring realistic quantum computing. But the computers nor the math are not the weak link.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:22 PM (t+qrx)

108 Said he is funny and cool as you can imagine.
Posted by: Weasel



********


Yup, can totally see that. And there's where Bloomberg's calculation falls apart. It takes something more than a few billion bucks and a Twitter account to capture the WH.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:23 PM (m45I2)

109 91 78 we actually have Trump singing Green Acres.

https://youtu.be/00bGPhETXXM

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:08 PM (ZfRYq)

Good sense of humor, wonderful showman
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 12:14 PM (ONvIw)

Parody.

Green new deal is the place to be
Dark age living is the life for me
Blackouts going out so far and wide
Gotta Leave Manhattan and move to the countryside.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 12:23 PM (NgKpN)

110 Which came first, Green Acres or Beverly Hillbillies?

Because they're both Urban/Rural fish-out-of-water conflict-of-culture constructs. Did one sort of copy the success of the other?
Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:20 PM (m45I2)

The success of The Andy Griffith Show probably begat that whole slew of corny rural shows that dominated all the network programming lineups--especially CBS--right up until The Great Rural Purge when it went from Beverly Hillbillies to All in the Family virtually over night.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:23 PM (CqE5x)

111
"It occurs to me that while an open borders totalitarian, Bloomers is the
only one not a Marxist. Even Buttie's papa was a dyed in the wool
Marxist who literally 'wrote the book' on Gramsci. A despicable bunch"

A distinction without a difference. Bloomie, like all the others, thinks that he's one of the "elite" who should have the power to tell us peasants how we should live our lives. He may not share their Marxist label, but he definitely shares their contempt for us.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 22, 2020 12:23 PM (S6ArX)

112 Clint and Mike are pals.
This goes way back.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at February 22, 2020 12:23 PM (w7KSn)

113 Remember. The urge to break out singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" can happen at any time. It is just a whim away.
A whim away.
A whim away.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 12:23 PM (TGayj)

114 Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 12:17 PM (NgKpN)

Well put.

I always warn people that if we were to vote on the internet, hackers would choose our politicians.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 12:24 PM (dYtpd)

115 Skip at February 22, 2020 11:43 AM
My guess is that today, it was a problem with a transformer that caused the power outage. Neighbor called and said hers was out, too. We have had transformer fires on our road in the past.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 12:24 PM (BVQ+1)

116 Like how the Jetsons followed the Flinstones, which followed the Honeymooners and I Love Lucy

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 12:24 PM (kQGM0)

117 Was the Flintstones being the Honeymooners text or subtext?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (gd9RK)

118 Trump on SNL is actual funny. Like makes you laugh funny.

http://alturl.com/adqud

This is soo Trump. And he gets it. He is in on the joke.

Imagine any Dem trying to do this.

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (ZfRYq)

119 90 Picture in your mind a warm early summer afternoon, a gathering of friends for a backyard barbecue and Donald Trump (the man, not the president) is there. Smiles. Warm handshakes. Cracking a couple jokes.
=====

Toss in Bloomberg? Of course! Dwarf tossing goes well with brats and beer.

Posted by: henry at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (J3Rfi)

120 BH 1962, GA 1965, PJ 1963

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (ZCEU2)

121 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres
Looks li ke Green Acres before Beverly hillbillies, Petticoat junction before both.
Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 12:22 PM (ZCEU2)

Nope.
Beverly Hillbillies--1962
Petticoat Junction -1963
Green Acres -1965

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (CqE5x)

122 Which came first, Green Acres or Beverly Hillbillies

Beverly Hillbillies
Posted by: Bruce

Looks like Green Acres
Posted by: Skip



********

Ah, the Horde! Occasionally wrong, never uncertain.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:26 PM (m45I2)

123 See you stump-toothed cousin-humpers later. I'm going to the art museum for a dash of high culture.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

124 There were no equals to the Beverly Hillbilles. None.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (QZCjk)

125 Beverly Hillbillies--1962
Petticoat Junction -1963
Green Acres -1965
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (CqE5x)

ALL created by the same guy--Paul Henning, who actually grew up on a farm

GA was spun off from PJ

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (CqE5x)

126 Hillbillies 1962. petticoat 1963. Acres 1965

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 12:28 PM (kQGM0)

127 Y'all hear about that woman who lied about not having Coronavirus symptoms and then flew into Omaha?

In my opinion, we need to charge people for this.

Intentionally traveling while infected with a deadly pathogen should be classified as "Intentional deployment of a biological weapon."

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at February 22, 2020 12:28 PM (O4K4J)

128 40 years ago today the US Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union at Lake Placid thereby bringing down the Berlin Wall and winning the Cold War.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 22, 2020 12:28 PM (ZLI7S)

129 124 There were no equals to the Beverly Hillbilles. None.
Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (QZCjk)


My second favorite line in all of TV.

Jethro: I'm running for Vice President. Because I looked up vice in the dictionary, and I want to be President of it.

Somehow I think this inspired Bill Clinton.


Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:29 PM (ZfRYq)

130 Was the Flintstones being the Honeymooners text or subtext?


*******

Discuss the Manichean elements of Get Smart, Season 2. vis-a-vis post-millenialism.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:30 PM (m45I2)

131 There were no equals to the Beverly Hillbilles. None.
Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (QZCjk)

Sharon Tate appeared in some episodes of Beverly Hillbillies wearing as a secretary wearing a horrible black wig and was considered for a role on Petticoat Junction.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:30 PM (CqE5x)

132 See you stump-toothed cousin-humpers later. I'm going to the art museum for a dash of high culture.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (Dc2NZ)


Have a good time watching internet videos of silly cats!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:30 PM (t+qrx)

133 Was the Flintstones being the Honeymooners text or subtext?



Yes

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:30 PM (CqE5x)

134 Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:22 PM (t+qrx)

The encryption may be secure, but if you can tap into the system before the encryption or after the decryption, the encryption becomes irrelevant.

Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 12:30 PM (dYtpd)

135 Green Acres was a conspiracy again Oliver Douglas. Even Lisa and her hotzcakes was part of it.

Posted by: Guam tipper at February 22, 2020 12:30 PM (FsgBK)

136 118 Trump on SNL is actual funny. Like makes you laugh funny.

http://alturl.com/adqud

This is soo Trump. And he gets it. He is in on the joke.

Imagine any Dem trying to do this.
Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (ZfRYq)

It's hilarious!

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 12:31 PM (ghFVE)

137 Intentionally traveling while infected with a deadly pathogen should be classified as "Intentional deployment of a biological weapon."

By the way, we're taking volunteers, and we'll pay for the flight.

Posted by: The DNC at February 22, 2020 12:31 PM (gHCnG)

138 Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:29 PM (ZfRYq)

Jethro to Leo Durocher at the top of his backswing..."Whomp it mister!"

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 12:32 PM (X/Pw5)

139 Eddie Albert not Eddie Arnold.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 12:33 PM (aKsyK)

140 KT does humor !

Who knew ?

Well done !

(Psst.... its Eddie Albert, not Eddy Arnold !)

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 12:34 PM (arJlL)

141 >>>[55] Why can't Trump nominate Grenell as permanent DNI ? Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 11:56AM

Head of ODNI requires Senate confirmation.
Never gonna happen with current SSCI.

Posted by: Kathy at February 22, 2020 12:34 PM (qv3wo)

142 9 Eddie Albert not Eddie Arnold.


*******

Ahem! That's Edley!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:34 PM (m45I2)

143 Uncle Jed comment to granny about Jethro: If brains were lard he couldn't greeze too big 'a pan.

Posted by: Guam tipper at February 22, 2020 12:34 PM (FsgBK)

144 "Somebody I deeply respected and considered a friend Phil Haney - a DHS whistleblower during the Obama Admin was apparently killed yesterday in Southern California. Pray for his family and pray they find the person who murdered him. Still trying to get confirmation on details."

If I remember correctly, he was the one who exposed Obama's ties to Muslim Brotherhood, and also reported that his many years of work investigating terror cells in the U.S. was purged from the system.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 22, 2020 12:01 PM (sGotD)



Robbery gone bad...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 12:35 PM (1g7ch)

145 One meelion quatloos on the Orange Man!



"Wood." fkn lol

Posted by: eleven at February 22, 2020 12:36 PM (QLPEO)

146 Has anyone suggested Jeb! play Eb?

Hey it rhymes.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 12:36 PM (Z+IKu)

147

Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
@RepSwalwell on an intel assessment Russia's trying to help the @BernieSanders campaign: "You can't hold it against Bernie Sanders that this may be a preference of Russia, but you can hold it, and ask questions of Donald Trump, if he is working as an agent of Russia"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 12:38 PM (aKsyK)

148 The encryption may be secure, but if you can tap into the system before the encryption or after the decryption, the encryption becomes irrelevant.
Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 12:30 PM (dYtpd)


Or if the people who are trusted to implement it are untrustworthy. Which is probable.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:38 PM (t+qrx)

149 Everyone that goes to California dies. Caveat Emptor.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:38 PM (QZCjk)

150 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
@RepSwalwell on an intel assessment Russia's trying to help the @BernieSanders campaign: "You can't hold it against Bernie Sanders that this may be a preference of Russia, but you can hold it, and ask questions of Donald Trump, if he is working as an agent of Russia"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 12:38 PM (aKsyK)

Swellsmell is an asshole

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:39 PM (CqE5x)

151 I know he's not a candidate, but how about Nadler as Doris Ziffel ?

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 12:39 PM (arJlL)

152 Estimado DNC:

Les escribo a dicirles que espero que Bernie Sanders no sea el candidato Democrata porque el va recibir un suborno enorme a perder que sera suficiente a comprar su propio latifundia donde yo y todos mi amigos y familias pueden vivir para siempre.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 12:39 PM (6rS3m)

153 The movie I never got

the 1938 Orson Welles classic

"Too Much Johnson"

Posted by: BUTTBOI at February 22, 2020 12:40 PM (rpxSz)

154 I had forgotten about The Trump House of Wings.

You're killing me blaster!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 12:40 PM (Y4EXg)

155 I suppose I could look it up, but someone already Senate confirmed I don't think requires confirmation for a different position. Like Mulvaney. Or Pompeo.

I think that Grennell has 2 missions as acting DNI.

1. Kick ass.
2. Chew bubblegum.

He is apparently retaining the position of Ambassador to Germany.



Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:40 PM (ZfRYq)

156 Been watching "The Boys" on Amazon. Rather enjoying it, but wondering in back of mind when they'll drop the progressive stink bomb. You know it's coming. Sure enough, 4th episode -- the crude, tired, simpleminded attack on Christianity.

Liberals always boast of being "nuanced" in their understanding of humanity. Not even close.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 12:42 PM (H8QX8)

157 I refuse to be like the Left and discard people for wrong-think.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:18 PM (CqE5x)


Agree. Cancel culture is a communist ideal.

Posted by: Sooner at February 22, 2020 12:42 PM (Fs5vw)

158 Or if the people who are trusted to implement it are untrustworthy. Which is probable.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:38 PM (t+qrx)


Absolutely!!!

"It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes." --Stalin

Posted by: db at February 22, 2020 12:42 PM (dYtpd)

159 Bloomberg apologizing to Al Sharpton for
Stop and Frisk

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 12:42 PM (kQGM0)

160 The movie I never got

the 1938 Orson Welles classic

"Too Much Johnson"
Posted by: BUTTBOI at February 22, 2020 12:40 PM (rpxSz)

I know, right?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 22, 2020 12:43 PM (CqE5x)

161 If I remember correctly, he was the one who exposed Obama's ties to Muslim Brotherhood, and also reported that his many years of work investigating terror cells in the U.S. was purged from the system.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 22, 2020 12:01 PM (sGotD)



Robbery gone bad...
Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2020 12:35 PM (1g7ch)


****


Thus opening the door for Moochele.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 12:43 PM (TGayj)

162 The Andy Griffith show came from the Danny Thomas Show.

Danny was driving to Fla. with his fam for a vaca and got pulled over for speeding by a small town southern Sheriff (Griffith).

Danny was indignant at the charge and couldn't WAIT to see the judge- who turned out to be Griffith.

It was pretty funny.

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 12:44 PM (arJlL)

163 There were no equals to the Beverly Hillbilles. None.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (QZCjk)


Some of the best quotes evah.

I had a coworker who was trying to get started on a difficult project. He quoted the Hillbillies while getting going:

"Welp, best get to commencin'!"

Posted by: 2nd Centurion from Life of Brian at February 22, 2020 12:44 PM (7s3Gx)

164 159: about damn time. now, do reverend jackson.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 12:44 PM (KP5rU)

165 Bloomberg apologizing to Al Sharpton for
Stop and Frisk
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 12:42 PM (kQGM0)

Was Sharpton stopped and frisked?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:44 PM (CqE5x)

166
@RepSwalwell on an intel assessment Russia's trying to help the @BernieSanders campaign: "You can't hold it against Bernie Sanders that this may be a preference of Russia, but you can hold it, and ask questions of Donald Trump, if he is working as an agent of Russia"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

========

This is like that word game where you start off with, say, "black" and you have to change one letter at a time to get to "white." Keeps their minds busy and produces nothing.

Lawrence O'Donnell also gave a detailed explanation of the difference between Bernie's and Trump's responses to Putin's preferences for each of them. I guess his viewers considered it persuasive and instructive.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 12:44 PM (G51Gf)

167 Les escribo a dicirles que espero que Bernie Sanders no sea el candidato Democrata porque el va recibir un suborno enorme a perder que sera suficiente a comprar su propio latifundia donde yo y todos mi amigos y familias pueden vivir para siempre.


*****

I've got this:

Les scribbles an espresso for Bernie Sanders with salt water taffy (literally "sea candied") and a recipe for submarined pork with enough plasma for a big-eyed cartoon kid. My toads, friends and family will revive Putin while he simpers.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:46 PM (m45I2)

168 this chart shows why the coronavirus spreads before it can be detected

https://reddit.app.link/VYZ9Aol9h4

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 12:46 PM (G546f)

169 http://bit.ly/2uYH0vz
*******
FMR Dem Rep. Katie Hill Campaign Staffer Arrested On Charges Of Hacking Opponents' Websites In 2018 Primary

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 22, 2020 12:47 PM (BqBId)

170
Bloomberg apologizing to Al Sharpton for
Stop and Frisk
Posted by: Ignoramus

======='

I wonder if he thinks that's going to settle it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 12:47 PM (G51Gf)

171 I never saw Trump sing Green Acres before.


OMG, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 12:48 PM (arJlL)

172 Green Acres was a conspiracy again Oliver Douglas. Even Lisa and her hotzcakes was part of it.
Posted by: Guam tipper
--------
Arnold Ziffle was a deep state anti-bacon operative.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 12:48 PM (Y9zp1)

173 Trump on SNL is actual funny. Like makes you laugh funny.

http://alturl.com/adqud

This is soo Trump. And he gets it. He is in on the joke.

Imagine any Dem trying to do this.
Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2020 12:25 PM (ZfRYq)

The link to this explains that this clip is very rare and hard to find and was 'inexplicably" left of SNL DVDs of that season.

It isn't inexplicable. It's just part of the ongoing project to erase history and to try not to "normalize" Trump.

It's why his cameo from Home Alone 2 is almost always deleted and why his Comedy Central Roast--very raunchy--is never shown.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 12:49 PM (CqE5x)

174 Arnold Ziffle was a deep state anti-bacon operative.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

---

And a scene hog.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 12:49 PM (Y4EXg)

175 113
Remember. The urge to break out singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" can happen at any time. It is just a whim away.

A whim away.

A whim away.


I think that ship sailed. Or perhaps, the annelid has turned.

A worm aweigh, a worm aweigh...

Posted by: pep at February 22, 2020 12:49 PM (T6t7i)

176 Eddie Albert was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions at Tarawa.

Posted by: extra at February 22, 2020 12:49 PM (1yfml)

177 @RepSwalwell

They're trying so hard to bring their two systems of justice out into the open that they're actually spelling it out now.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 12:50 PM (jOEDM)

178
He is apparently retaining the position of Ambassador to Germany.



Posted by: blaster

========

He is, and it's destroying the Dems.

"How can this know-nothing, inexperienced hack POSSIBLY hold this vital, sacred, sophisticated, demanding post and be ambassador to Germany at the same time??!??!?"

Hint: It'll be easier when there's a lot fewer traitors to oversee.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 12:50 PM (G51Gf)

179 There were no equals to the Beverly Hillbilles. None.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:27 PM (QZCjk)

Some of the best quotes evah.

I had a coworker who was trying to get started on a difficult project. He quoted the Hillbillies while getting going:

"Welp, best get to commencin'!"
Posted by: 2nd Centurion from Life of Brian
-------

'Cement pond' has become a standard in my vernacular, also, I now use Granny's reference to 'Herbs', i.e., 'Yarbs'. The latter works perfectly here in the mountains.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 12:52 PM (Y9zp1)

180
Arnold Ziffle was a deep state anti-bacon operative.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 12:48 PM (Y9zp1)

Arnold Ziffel and the pig were the only reason I watched that show. Laughed till I hurt every time.

Posted by: Sooner at February 22, 2020 12:52 PM (Fs5vw)

181 'Cement pond' has become a standard in my vernacular, also, I now use Granny's reference to 'Herbs', i.e., 'Yarbs'. The latter works perfectly here in the mountains.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 12:52 PM (Y9zp1)

that's "see-mint"

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 12:54 PM (X/Pw5)

182 Green Acres is my all time fave tv show.

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 12:54 PM (arJlL)

183 Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus.

And all the other genders are from Uranus

Posted by: Boomer Redneque. Deplorable. Bitter. Clinging. MAGAbilly. Trump 2020! Because FUCK YOU again at February 22, 2020 12:54 PM (KXHve)

184 this chart shows why the coronavirus spreads before it can be detected

https://reddit.app.link/VYZ9Aol9h4


Because it's supposed to!

Posted by: Bill Gates at February 22, 2020 12:54 PM (jOEDM)

185 Actually, Mr. Haney was my favorite character. A 'yokel' who deftly made use of the naivety of the self-assuming city folk.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 12:55 PM (g0Lfb)

186 Getting cold calls from Australia. WTF?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:56 PM (QZCjk)

187 the utility guys here told me that a couple years ago farmers had a lot of wet corn, and a lot of transformers got blown from so much use of the fans in the bins. Real old transformers ... just got overwhelmed.


So I'm wondering if in CA, when they limit power,if they might overwhelm and burn out some transformers, as everyone tries to catch up when power goes back on.


But the (commie) greenies like to limit supply, since they are not so good at producing things. Power to the People.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 22, 2020 12:56 PM (Cus5s)

188 Getting cold calls from Australia. WTF?
Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 12:56 PM (QZCjk)


Odd. It's summer in the southern hemisphere.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 12:58 PM (t+qrx)

189 Muldoon, I love bad translations. There is a split between those that just nod and those that get really knotted up over them.


Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 01:00 PM (6rS3m)

190 Green Acres is my all time fave tv show.
Posted by: JT
--

After getting out of the service and hoboing around for a couple of years, I went back to school. I was dead broke, I mean really broke. I did not have an alarm clock, but I did have a little 12" B&W TV, and a Radio Shack appliance timer. So, the TV was connected to the timer, and every morning would switch on the TV at 8:00 to wake me up. What was on? Why Green Acres. Every morning.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 01:00 PM (Z1eux)

191 @184

Sure looks engineered to have an effect like that, doesn't it?

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 22, 2020 01:01 PM (VcFUs)

192 Didn't 'Ralph Monroe' have a crush on 'Hank Kimball'?

Posted by: Tami at February 22, 2020 01:02 PM (cF8AT)

193
Actually, Mr. Haney was my favorite character. A 'yokel' who deftly made use of the naivety of the self-assuming city folk.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Some complained that The Beverly Hillbillies made fun of country folk but those "hicks" usually got the better of the city slickers in the end.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 01:02 PM (aKsyK)

194 A parade of assclowns. They'd be merely ridiculous if they weren't so dangerous.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 01:02 PM (NWiLs)

195 That last picture really cracked me up. I started chuckling at "orange" and was laughing out loud by the time I got to "wood."

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 22, 2020 01:06 PM (/669Q)

196 Didn't 'Ralph Monroe' have a crush on 'Hank Kimball'?
Posted by: Tami

Big time !

She referred to him as "Hanky"

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 01:06 PM (arJlL)

197 I always assumed Beverly Hillbillies was a spinoff of sorts from Lil Abner. Jethro is a dead ringer for Abner and Ellie Mae was Daisy right down to the bustline and the hair-do.

Next generation after that was Hee Haw which spawned The Dukes of Hazzard.

Unfortunately that devolved to The Big Bang Theory.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 01:07 PM (m45I2)

198 Leftist rules - a past offence to a modern political correctness is forgotten if a proven Leftist kowtows to another Leftist and it is accepted then that past offence is forgotten. If the transgression isn't forgiven your life if forfeited and you are not allowed to earn a wage or be accepted in public ever again.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 01:09 PM (ZCEU2)

199 How bout Eddie Albert's son was a natural pilot, but had trouble with enemy identification in Midway 1976.

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at February 22, 2020 01:10 PM (Jj+59)

200 a past offence to a modern political correctness is forgotten if a proven Leftist kowtows to another Leftist and it is accepted then that past offence is forgotten. If the transgression isn't forgiven your life if forfeited and you are not allowed to earn a wage or be accepted in public ever again.


******

Sounds like Dungeons & Dragons

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 01:10 PM (m45I2)

201 Leftist rules - a past offence to a modern political correctness is forgotten if a proven Leftist kowtows to another Leftist and it is accepted then that past offence is forgotten. If the transgression isn't forgiven your life if forfeited and you are not allowed to earn a wage or be accepted in public ever again.
Posted by: Skip

See Michael Richards......

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 01:11 PM (arJlL)

202 Didn't 'Ralph Monroe' have a crush on 'Hank Kimball'?

Posted by: Tami

I believe that's correct.

Wife's favorite is Beverly Hillbillies. My BF's is Andy Griffith. I like both. Green Acres would be third on my list.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 01:12 PM (Dhht7)

203 who's the Mudder ?
Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:48 AM (rpxSz)

I think it's a Gerald Fitzpatrick / Patrick Fitzgerald deal, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2020 01:14 PM (LxWV7)

204 Next generation after that was Hee Haw which spawned The Dukes of Hazzard.



Unfortunately that devolved to The Big Bang Theory.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 01:07 PM (m45I2)


Thats because a big block mopar with a voracious appetite for evil gas don't appeal to millennials, or in other words, orange car bad.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 22, 2020 01:14 PM (9Om/r)

205 There's all kinds of commie antifa bullshit graffiti on the local grocery store... all went up overnight.

Looks like astroturf. Too clean, too regular and straight and aligned. No spelling errors.

My guess is some local shithead undergrads got some Open Society or OfA money for it.

They'll probably put it on their resume as "Community Outreach".

Fuckers.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 22, 2020 01:20 PM (Ct55T)

206
104 Any man rejects the Clint for an offhand comment spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 12:21 PM (gd9RK)

I reject him because his movies are boring and pointless. Also, because he's a senile neocon dumbfuck.

Try to put me in a box bitch

Posted by: drerbrererd at February 22, 2020 01:20 PM (VV3Nc)

207 194 A parade of assclowns. They'd be merely ridiculous if they weren't so dangerous.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 01:02 PM (NWiLs)

My favorite scottish expression:

"A shower of arseholes".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 22, 2020 01:21 PM (Ct55T)

208 we're all in a fucking box.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 01:22 PM (KP5rU)

209

Alright, who killed the thread?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 01:27 PM (CDGwz)

210 we're all in a fucking box.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

May be.....but I ain't pickin' up the soap.

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 01:28 PM (arJlL)

211 Gotta go.... once again, WELL DONE KT !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 01:29 PM (arJlL)

212 Alright, who killed the thread?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 01:27 PM (CDGwz)

Lunch break....got a ham/salami/cheese sammich here...not bad.

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 01:30 PM (X/Pw5)

213 212 Alright, who killed the thread?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 01:27 PM (CDGwz)

Lunch break....got a ham/salami/cheese sammich here...not bad.
Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 01:30 PM (X/Pw5)

Ring bologna and some smoked almonds here....

I.... need to re-evaluate my life choices.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 22, 2020 01:31 PM (Ct55T)

214 Garden Nood is up

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at February 22, 2020 01:31 PM (ZCEU2)

215 Bernie Sanders goes after Bloomberg in final Vegas rally ahead of Nevada caucuses





Fire away Comrade Bernie.






"What we're trying to do is not just defeat Trump but transform our economy and the way our government does business," he told a crowd of about 2,000 people gathered Friday night outside at Springs Preserve, a botanical garden in Las Vegas.





zombie Pol Pot nods his approval

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 01:31 PM (CDGwz)

216 It was as predictable as anything, and predicted by everyone, but it does seem the control/purging/hiding of content on the twatters for political reasons is ramping up as an election year unfolds.

I think Barr mentioned Section 230 the other day, in a way that indicated he's also thinking it's time to revisit the issue of big internet platforms having immunity while also clearly suppressing certain viewpoints and info.

Don't see any chance for legislative action, and the issue is much more the oligopoly/effective monopoly situation.

And also would not be surprised if, by August, the twatters at least (Farcebook seems to have backed off a bit and appears to attempt the appearance of neutrality, from what I gather) will be basically a DNC/NPR/NYT extension.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 01:32 PM (El6T/)

217 These are fascinating to read, just a few short years later:

Politico:

---------------------------------------
Asserting, specifically, that November's election will be "rigged" is, all at once: the musing of a candidate who often gives credence to conspiracy theories; a talking point aimed at a disaffected electorate; a presidential candidate, following a dip in the polls, contemplating defeat; an effort to delegitimize the democratic process that could bring that defeat to bear; and a thinly veiled threat by a litigious billionaire to contest such an election result in court.

....

In this context, Trump floating the idea of a stolen election or fraud in urban areas looks more like a candidate already planting the seeds of an explanation for an eventual loss.

"On some level, he knows he's running a scam on the Republican Party," said Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist on Romney's 2012 campaign. "They put more Trumps onstage at RNC than Hispanics. At some level, he knows this is a con, just like when he said Trump University would make you rich and he knew it wouldn't.

"He's just preparing himself for the humiliation of defeat. His problem is he doesn't have a pre-nup with voters - they get to decide. He can't rig it in advance. The whole idea of a guy who inherited a company, inherited all his wealth, and is now talking about a 'rigged system'? He is the poster child of a rigged system living on Fifth Avenue."
-----------------------------------

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 01:34 PM (Wge+f)

218 Bloomberg apologizing to Al Sharpton for
Stop and Frisk
Posted by: Ignoramus

Al Sharpton should apologize to New York City for the PoPo having to do stop and frisk.


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (Z+IKu)

219 Any ideas on why we have pubic hair? Are we descended from goats?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (QZCjk)

220 And Obama telling Trump to "stop whining" in October of 2016 was *very* presidential, don't you think?

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 01:37 PM (Wge+f)

221 196 Didn't 'Ralph Monroe' have a crush on 'Hank Kimball'?

Posted by: Tami

Big time !

She referred to him as "Hanky"

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 01:06 PM (arJlL)

That's right!

Posted by: Tami at February 22, 2020 01:38 PM (cF8AT)

222 Any ideas on why we have pubic hair? Are we descended from goats?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (QZCjk)

dry lubricant

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 01:40 PM (X/Pw5)

223 219 Any ideas on why we have pubic hair? Are we descended from goats?
Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 22, 2020 01:36 PM (QZCjk)

Same reason we have armpit hair.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 01:46 PM (NgKpN)

224 213 212 Alright, who killed the thread?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 01:27 PM (CDGwz)

Lunch break....got a ham/salami/cheese sammich here...not bad.
Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 01:30 PM (X/Pw5)

Ring bologna and some smoked almonds here....

I.... need to re-evaluate my life choices.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 22, 2020 01:31 PM (Ct55T)

Leftover meatloaf sandwich here.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 01:48 PM (NgKpN)

225 111 A distinction without a difference. Bloomie, like all the others, thinks
that he's one of the "elite" who should have the power to tell us
peasants how we should live our lives. He may not share their Marxist
label, but he definitely shares their contempt for us.


No. Bloomie is a useful idiot for the CCP. Far worse than merely "elite".

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 01:49 PM (XzVUd)

226 Axillary and pubic hair stop chafing.

Posted by: creeper at February 22, 2020 01:50 PM (XxJt1)

227 Mike Bloomberg had dismissed the previous debate, in which he did not participate, as good theater.

-
And this one was slapstick.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 01:51 PM (+y/Ru)

228 Dr John Campbell (coronavirus) is having a live chat on youtube starting at 2pm. Here's his Saturday update (I haven't watched it yet):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VasccCzr2TY

I need to switch laptops to view the live feed but I'll post a link when I do.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 01:52 PM (XzVUd)

229 Dr John Campbell. Went live 2 minutes ago.

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

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 01:55 PM (XzVUd)

230 Lunch break....got a ham/salami/cheese sammich here...not bad.

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2020 01:30 PM (X/Pw5)



Ring bologna and some smoked almonds here....



I.... need to re-evaluate my life choices.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 22, 2020 01:31 PM (Ct55T)



Leftover meatloaf sandwich here.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2020 01:48 PM (NgKpN)


I thought it was Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 01:56 PM (vyRol)

231 1700 watching already

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 01:56 PM (XzVUd)

232 Thanks, Enquiring Minds.

I see this morning the President is furious that fourteen COVID19-positive Americans were allowed to return to the U.S. with a a planeload of healthy passengers. Evidently he had said no positive patients would be allowed in.

Posted by: creeper at February 22, 2020 02:01 PM (XxJt1)

233 WTFF? DNI has an "election threats" position, a person whose job is specifically to oversee this mysterious "threat" area?

Apart from technical threats, to systems that should not even be as electronic as they are, for general purposes of security, WhyTF is taxpayer $ being wasted on this "threat"?

Every angle is already covered (for example, in the case of *actual* involvement of a foreign power in campaign, unlike the *synthetic* simulated involvement with Trump '16, counter-intel and multiple other angles and entities to handle them have long existed).

This whole area is a leading example of the dumbing down of America in general. Election integrity in much of America is garbage already, for reasons entirely domestic. In ways that actually effect outcomes. No foreign entity can even theoretically alter an outcome the way it's already been happening in places like Philadelphia, Wayne County MI, Cook County IL, even King County WA state.

That this whole concept isn't dismissed with contempt, and the real problems screamed about, is a pathetic confirmation of a brain-dead public square in the country.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2020 02:02 PM (El6T/)

234 After 15 minutes there are 6000 watching the COVID live stream. He's covered Africa, Koreas, Vietnam, Iran. He's taking questions from the chat.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:11 PM (XzVUd)

235 Dr John Campbell. Went live 2 minutes ago.

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

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 01:55
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He sure is coughing a lot. Can you catch Coronavirus thru the USB port?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 02:15 PM (Dhht7)

236 This thread is in the Twilight zone, don't leave it or you might not get back.
All other thread comments take you to last night ONT where everyone is stuck in.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:17 PM (ZCEU2)

237
*hunches against wall crying hysterically*

Of course -- I'm a mannequin!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 02:19 PM (G51Gf)

238 Only thing that would make the garden thread better is if it was all centered, and the comment boxes were gray!

Posted by: t-dubya-d at February 22, 2020 02:21 PM (RZWC0)

239 THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:17 PM (ZCEU2)

This is not a screwdriver either- but this drink is!

*sips orange juice*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 02:22 PM (XyVor)

240 Oops, meant white!

Posted by: t-dubya-d at February 22, 2020 02:22 PM (RZWC0)

241 Cracks me up when the blog goes bonkers

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:24 PM (ZCEU2)

242 235 He sure is coughing a lot. Can you catch Coronavirus thru the USB port?

He said he has a cold.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:26 PM (XzVUd)

243 Campbell is pretty blunt about it. "We are looking at a pandemic."

Posted by: creeper at February 22, 2020 02:27 PM (XxJt1)

244 The live feed on the coronavirus appears to be overloaded. I'm watching the video @228 ... it's working fine but the live feed keeps dropping out and the number watching crashes to about 2000 ... must be the ChiComs ;-)

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:30 PM (XzVUd)

245 What I learned today:

Epidemics is the outbreak of the disease in a community while pandemic is the outbreak of the disease globally.

-
I thought epidemics were worse than pandemics but looks like I got it backwards.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 02:31 PM (+y/Ru)

246 243
Campbell is pretty blunt about it. "We are looking at a pandemic."

He finally started that in his Saturday morning update.
He's got contacts all over the 3rd world, it seems. So he's been talking to Drs in Africa who say they have cases but WHO had not got them test kits yet.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:31 PM (XzVUd)

247 Just voted In Texas. You can pick your party but you are then stuck with it for the next election so I stayed with the republicans and proudly voted again for Donald J. 2 Scoops Trump.


Any morons in Texas 47 please vote for Aaron Reitz (Send in the Marine!). Hes a very good guy in a strong , crowded republican field.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2020 02:32 PM (sRQh6)

248 the live feed keeps dropping out and the number watching crashes to about 2000 ... must be the ChiComs ;-)

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:30
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Heh. I was just going to type that.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 02:33 PM (Dhht7)

249 Well, shutting down the PC, and hitting the road for Alberta. I will be scarce around here until I arrive home, since I neglected to pack the right power brick for my little old Netbook/

May pop in for the Monday ONT. Later, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2020 02:33 PM (LxWV7)

250 Take it 3pm Eastern time is when Nevada caucus voting starts.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:34 PM (ZCEU2)

251 Safe travels, AOP.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 02:35 PM (Dhht7)

252 Chinese construction work in Qum (Iran) seems to have started things there. Campbell's contacts tell him 760 suspected cases in Iran in 6 cities.
Absolutely NO cases in North Korea. Really ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:36 PM (XzVUd)

253 Belt and Road and Disease ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:37 PM (XzVUd)

254 In the Saturday morning update he's commenting on the NHS ... says their preparations are "nonsense".

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:38 PM (XzVUd)

255 Godspeed AOP

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:39 PM (ZCEU2)

256 Take it 3pm Eastern time is when Nevada caucus voting starts.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:34 PM (ZCEU2)


Have they declared a winner already? Comrade Bernie gets the most votes and still loses to...anyone

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 02:39 PM (OYW1y)

257 Original feed appears to have died but he's started another one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57fVBsJtwbA

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:41 PM (XzVUd)

258 He's drawing cartoons now ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:42 PM (XzVUd)

259 Needs to work on drawing bats.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 02:44 PM (Dhht7)

260 China Uncensored. Corruption in WHO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwFTZawOc9k

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:45 PM (XzVUd)

261 Corruption in WHO.

Did Horton confirm that he heard this?

Posted by: Slow Uncle Joe Biden at February 22, 2020 02:49 PM (EgshT)

262 Absolutely NO cases in North Korea. Really ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:36
--------------------------

Over at Legal Insurrection, top story says S Korea has over 200 cases.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 02:50 PM (Dhht7)

263 Linked a long article from American Greatness on the made up Russian collusion, in it starting the trouble was how to cover up, and deflect the Democrats super delegates pre voting polling for Hillary and counted when there is no pre voting for super delegates.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 02:50 PM (ZCEU2)

264 Bernie Sanders Campaign Office Vandalized In Seattle, Someone Threw A Rock Through A Glass Door

-
Probably Jussie Smollett.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 02:52 PM (+y/Ru)

265 Over at Legal Insurrection, top story says S Korea has over 200 cases.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 02:50 PM (Dhht7)

Yesterday. 400+ today.Some cult.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:52 PM (XzVUd)

266 Safe travels, AOP.

Posted by: creeper at February 22, 2020 02:53 PM (XxJt1)

267 Now mentally swap out Trump for Bloomberg...
Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 12:14 PM (m45I2)




Good point, doon

Posted by: kactus at February 22, 2020 02:54 PM (K+AOO)

268 Posting for The Invisible Hand:


Jeb had just no personality.

There is a role in Green Acres where the character's name is Eb. . . . He has way more actual personality. Jeb, Eb!


Ace's site is the place to be


Snarky livin' is the life for me . . .

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 02:54 PM (BVQ+1)

269 DNI has an "election threats" position, a person whose job is specifically to oversee this mysterious "threat" area?

=====

rhombo -- To ensure no 'stovepiping' of information all info is a threat and must be treated as an exterminate, exterminate, exterminate position.

/s

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 02:57 PM (MIKMs)

270 How about a situation Nazi Germany comedy: That 40s Show.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at February 22, 2020 02:57 PM (9PtLS)

271
Chinese construction work in Qum (Iran) seems to have started things there. Campbell's contacts tell him 760 suspected cases in Iran in 6 cities.
Absolutely NO cases in North Korea. Really ...
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know

======

The chose their friends unwisely.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 02:57 PM (G51Gf)

272 The chose their friends unwisely.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 02:57 PM (G51Gf)

Belt and Road

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:58 PM (XzVUd)

273 Google is promoting WHO (see China Uncensored) ... LOL

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:59 PM (XzVUd)

274 Obama Administration Whistleblower Philip Haney Reportedly Found Dead

-
Hillary strikes again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 03:01 PM (+y/Ru)

275 274 Hillary strikes again.
Maybe she trained Valjar

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:02 PM (XzVUd)

276
China Uncensored. Corruption in WHO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwFTZawOc9k


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 02:45 PM (XzVUd)


The haven't been the same since Keith Moon died

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 03:05 PM (hmx5z)

277 Back to the live feed ... another new word ... "endemic" ... Chinese report one case of reinfection.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:05 PM (XzVUd)

278 Maybe need to watch a few Green Acres episodes to see if Ralph Monroe was ghey, transgender before her time or just confusion by her brother or mother.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 03:08 PM (ZCEU2)

279 Question on super spreaders.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:08 PM (XzVUd)

280 Google is promoting WHO (see China Uncensored) ... LOL
=====

Oddly enough, Pluto TV has a Dr Who channel -- and last night was a lot of Chinese stuff. Cool beans (should I say that or is it toooo dated?).

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:09 PM (MIKMs)

281 Pakistan --- daily flights to China continue.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:09 PM (XzVUd)

282 Question on super spreaders.
=====

I need a nap desperately. I read that as 'Super Readers' to the Rescue. You can sure tell how young my grandkids are.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:12 PM (MIKMs)

283 Cartoons on droplets vs aerosol spreading.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:14 PM (XzVUd)

284 Spread by feces.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:14 PM (XzVUd)

285 4th method of transmission ... urine (new today).

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:15 PM (XzVUd)

286 Questions from sewage workers ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:16 PM (XzVUd)

287 Diabetes

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:17 PM (XzVUd)

288 You're not going to believe this but Nevada is turning into Iowa.

https://bit.ly/32kVLVn

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 03:20 PM (+y/Ru)

289 Still listening to Coronovirus feed but I'm going to stop commenting. You can go to Campbell's channel and view the live feed after it's over, of course, but note there are at least two pieces because the original feed crashed.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:21 PM (XzVUd)

290
Cartoons on droplets vs aerosol spreading.
Spread by feces from sewage workers .


These are a few of my favorite things.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 03:24 PM (aKsyK)

291 Cartoons on droplets vs aerosol spreading.
Spread by feces from sewage workers .


Smells like a Democrat caucus.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 03:33 PM (5bz7Q)

292 NHS claims "fully prepared".
Campbell points out that with 100,000 cases, 900 will need intensive care and his district hospital has beds for 9.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 22, 2020 03:34 PM (XzVUd)

293 Union members vote for bernie because they worry about healthcare for their kids. Its over medicare for all to protect the children and union members agree.

Posted by: raimondo at February 22, 2020 04:31 PM (xj25x)

294 KT - kudos on an excellent thread! It took me a while to get through all the hilarious content. Bloomie as the Squire of Green Acres is brilliant! Amy Klobuchar as Arnold's mom, and I like Cookie Milano as Oliver's wife. Instead of making hotscakes, she's always complaining about Trump and tweeting about her attendance at every sideshow that's supposed to take him down.

Posted by: kallirsto at February 22, 2020 05:02 PM (cploN)

295 Yo raimondo, union members have the sweetest "private" insurance you could ever dream of. Bernie will wipe his withered old ass with all that. Get in line, comrade. The minimum-wage imported "doctor" may see you soon.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 22, 2020 05:02 PM (8IOEj)

296 As first gay Hooterville handyman you could cast Milo Yiannoupolos.

Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 05:04 PM (cploN)

297 Corona cure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf4WiW3Sijw

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 05:05 PM (ZQR/T)

298 297 Corona cure:
------------------

Bet that could cure ED, too.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 05:16 PM (Dhht7)

299 ok who put marry poppins and corona virus in my head?

spittle drops on doorknobs and pathogens on kittens
girls in white tyvek and blue nitrile mittens
brown body bags tied up with string
these are a few of the virusy things

cream colored lung puss and crisp hacking students
welded over doorways and facemarks for the prudent
fevers, false negative test kits, aerosols on the wind these are a few of the virusythings

bright plastic bubbles and positive pressure scuba goggles that press on my nose and eyelashes white silver incinerator smoke that melts into spring these are a few of the virusythings
when the cruise ship is a petri dish and plumbing is suspect I simply remember to self quarantine so my death won't scare the neighbors
but please feed my cat bum bum bum.

Posted by: piratepatch at February 22, 2020 05:19 PM (taXNc)

300 fase masks for the prudent (stupid spell check)

Posted by: piratepatch at February 22, 2020 05:20 PM (taXNc)

301 288 You're not going to believe this but Nevada is turning into Iowa.

https://bit.ly/32kVLVn

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 03:20 PM (+y/Ru)


Same system lords that did Iowa are doing NV.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 22, 2020 06:05 PM (ZQR/T)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

rise-shine-20200206-1001.jpg


Good morning Horde. Let us take a look at a few stories that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.


  • Paper ballots. Nothing wrong with paper.

  • Orange Mom bad.

  • From a pretty girl to a freak of nature.

  • Vet sticks up for himself. Oh yeah he's a WWII vet.

  • Keeping your mental health issues private.

  • Help a guy and make some money.

  • Too sexy or is there something else going on?

  • An unusual medical procedure.

  • Just another reason I call them "Burger Thing".

  • Honesty, the best policy. “high as f--k”


    Hard to believe that this is the second to last Saturday of February. Enjoy these stories or something else in this open thread. No running with sharp objects, no taunting of the 'ettes and play nice with one another. Pretty simple rules.

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:50 AM




    Comments

    (Jump to bottom of page)

    1 Yo - coffee!

    Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 08:51 AM (Y4EXg)

    2 Off to a piano recital by grandkid, otherwise I'd be here!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 08:52 AM (BiNEL)

    3 doing Black Rifle AK 47

    Posted by: rhennigantx at February 22, 2020 08:53 AM (JFO2v)

    4 Hard to believe that this is the second to last Saturday of February


    Thank the Lord.

    Posted by: grammie winger at February 22, 2020 08:53 AM (lwiT4)

    5 hahaha ! that's a cool blackboard - old school black board white chalk snark is best !

    Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 08:53 AM (zr5Kq)

    6 10th

    Posted by: firefirefire at February 22, 2020 08:53 AM (Seb55)

    7 Nice

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 08:53 AM (tT0V4)

    8 Bloomberg is of Manhattan. Trump is of Queens.

    Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 08:53 AM (RUEc6)

    9 BTW, the problem with paper ballots is that they can be recounted accurately...

    if the election officers are honest!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 08:54 AM (BiNEL)

    10 The eyes of the I Bad.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 08:54 AM (Ewo9R)

    11

    I'm guessing "-wort" is of "-ward," as in toward or forward.

    And I'm guessing -ward is "way."

    But what's "Stal?"

    Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 08:55 AM (1xXGH)

    12

    Er, I mean -wart.

    Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 08:55 AM (1xXGH)

    13 9 BTW, the problem with paper ballots is that they can be recounted accurately...

    if the election officers are honest!
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 08:54 AM (BiNEL)

    Forget about the bullshit and enjoy the recital!!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 08:55 AM (aA3+G)

    14 Had 6 measuring cups today, should keep me awake for a little while

    Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 08:56 AM (ZCEU2)

    15 My fake etymology last thread reminds me of a game we used to play in a mail group. I'm not sure it would work here.

    We called it Wordling. Someone picks a word, a real but utterly obscure word, and everyone comes up with definitions for it. The definitions are judged by how creative or funny they are, not how close to the actual word they may be.

    Whoever wins picks the next word and judges who wins.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 08:56 AM (gd9RK)

    16 Hard to believe that this is the second to last Saturday of February.


    ...that weasel told us short winter....

    Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 08:56 AM (zr5Kq)

    17 Two more weeks we go back to Hey There's Sunshine time.

    Posted by: grammie winger at February 22, 2020 08:56 AM (lwiT4)

    18 Bloomberg is of Manhattan. Trump is of Queens.
    Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2020 08:53 AM (RUEc6)


    In fair NYC, where we lay our scene,
    From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
    Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

    Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 08:57 AM (t+qrx)

    19 Bloomberg is of Manhattan. Trump is of Queens.
    Posted by: Ignoramus

    ---

    14 miles and 12 tons of smug apart.

    *Cousin lives in the UWS and works for some Soros NP - she is insufferable*

    Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 08:57 AM (Y4EXg)

    20 Morning, all. Not only almost the end of Feb., but here the city is losing its collective mind. No, Obama is not coming to the Superdome. It's worse.

    Mardi Gras.

    Hordes of people with beads draped around their necks, scads of cars all trying to get near the parade route as the floats screw up traffic for hours. Gah.

    This weekend, too, has some decades-old associations for me, and I hate being reminded. Someday I will live somewhere that doesn't subscribe to the Annual Insanity. It'll just be Tuesday.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/b[ at February 22, 2020 08:57 AM (4c+5M)

    21 Willowed

    I deeply sense that Blooms thinks his money entitles him to the presidency. I've never gotten that feeling about Trump. Trump doesn't stick his elitist nose in the air. Bloomberg does. At least, metaphorically.
    Posted by: Lady in Black at February 22, 2020 08:46 AM (JoUsr)


    It's funny how he uses 9/11 as a sign of dealing with a crisis even though it happened around four months before he took over. Ironically what Rudy accomplished was probably more instrumental in putting him in office before NYC went full retard with DiCommio.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at February 22, 2020 08:57 AM (y7DUB)

    22 Reality is never as good as we hope it will be, but also seldom as bad as we fear it might be.

    Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 08:57 AM (m45I2)

    23 Look, stupid shit that isn't from Bawlmer.

    (It's Bawlmer County)


    https://bit.ly/39ZPMIb

    So's this one

    https://bit.ly/2uYUW8O

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 08:58 AM (tT0V4)

    24
    I like my KHADAFFI BLACK and evil like my Democrat House Managers................slurp SLURP.

    Posted by: saf at February 22, 2020 08:58 AM (5IHGB)

    25 Two more weeks we go back to Hey There's Sunshine time.
    Posted by: grammie winger at February 22, 2020


    *
    *

    Two more weeks and we here go back to "How low do I need to set the A/C today?"

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/b[ at February 22, 2020 08:59 AM (4c+5M)

    26 A couple of tats - whatever, but don't get the reason for all that. Often see pretty young girls getting carried away with them and just shake my head.

    Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 08:59 AM (ZCEU2)

    27 Tattoo freak girl needs to move to Florida and bring a chip
    butty with her and hang out with high as fuck Florida man.

    Where's my $25,000?

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 08:59 AM (Z+IKu)

    28 Wait, wait, I just got to Vic's report in the last post.

    Guess I'll put a woulda-been-willowed reply here to a thing there, because, Moron.

    Belately good morning, ebbreybodie.

    Greyhound goes woke and bows to SJWs.
    https://tinyurl.com/t26b84z
    Posted by: Vic


    I thought: it's a bus line, what can they do? Paint the buses rainbow flag colors?

    Read article. Oh. Arsholes.

    Well, it's really going to work a terrible hardship on me, but I'm going to have to boycott Greyhound now.

    [Adds to long list of companies I already don't patronize that I'm now 'boycotting.']

    Great. Now I have to finish reading the EMT with my left eye while catching the Coffee Break with my right eye. What could go wrong?

    Posted by: mindful webworker
    👾
    at February 22, 2020 08:59 AM (Isn+8)

    29 "Doc, will I be able to play the violin after my brain surgery?"


    "Why certainly!"


    "That's great since I can't play one now. You're a really good surgeon."

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 22, 2020 09:00 AM (HaL55)

    30 Correcting my sig.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 22, 2020 09:00 AM (4c+5M)

    31 More coffee.



    ==


    sure , I have plantyyyyy!

    *pours Hairyback Guy a cup

    Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 09:00 AM (zr5Kq)

    32 as the floats screw up traffic for hours. Gah.

    *********

    Take Tchoupitoulas St.

    Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 09:01 AM (m45I2)

    33 Hottie in the gym is a looker

    Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    34 My fake etymology last thread reminds me of a game we used to play in a mail group. I'm not sure it would work here.

    We called it Wordling. Someone picks a word, a real but utterly obscure word, and everyone comes up with definitions for it. The definitions are judged by how creative or funny they are, not how close to the actual word they may be.

    Whoever wins picks the next word and judges who wins.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 08:56 AM (gd9RK)


    It would work here. Go ahead. Start.

    Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 09:01 AM (zr5Kq)

    35 I saw that last night on the news, VIA. The first one I am waiting to see the context because it was an AP class, and they may have been illustrating propaganda. The second story, as far as I am concerned, every person involved in that decision should be fired. I know they are more concerned with restorative justice than they are about the victims. A 21 year old shouldn't have been in high school at all. That's what GEDs are for and adult education.

    Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 09:02 AM (MmFTx)

    36

    Joe Biden predicted that today he'll win Nebraska caucus and anyone who says otherwise is a lying dog faced pony soldier

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:02 AM (spIt4)

    37 Reality is never as good as we hope it will be, but also seldom as bad as we fear it might be.


    "Life is never so bad that it can't get worse."


    - Calvin, no, not that one, the originator of Calvinball

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 22, 2020 09:02 AM (HaL55)

    38 A couple of tats - whatever, but don't get the reason for all that. Often see pretty young girls getting carried away with them and just shake my head.
    Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020


    *
    *

    When I opened the link, the headline alone was enough to make me close the tab. Seeing a butterfly tattoo, for example, on a bare ankle or instep is nice. More than that and you start looking dirty, and not in a good way -- more like "unwashed."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 22, 2020 09:02 AM (4c+5M)

    39 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 08:56 AM (gd9RK)

    My son does a version this all the time with his dad. He picks obscure words (because he's knows a lot of them) and asks his dad to define them. Son laughs and laughs. He's not a big laugher so it's a pleasure to hear him.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2020 09:03 AM (WI7YS)

    40 sure , I have plantyyyyy!
    *pours Hairyback Guy a cup
    Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 09:00 AM (zr5Kq)

    Hahahaha....Thanks runner!

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 09:03 AM (Z+IKu)

    41 Oklahoma has paper ballots. Praise de lawd.

    In recent years, there has been a growing interest in using internet and mobile technology to increase access to the voting process. At the same time, computer security experts caution that paper ballots are the only secure means of voting.

    That could have been the end of the article.

    THE ONLY SECURE MEANS OF VOTING.

    Boxes in Buick trunks notwithstanding.

    Posted by: mindful webworker
    👾
    at February 22, 2020 09:03 AM (Isn+8)

    42 "Every morning when I wake up and look at my eyeballs, it makes me happy because blue is my absolute favourite colour."

    I don't think I've ever said the words "every morning when I wake up and look at my eyeballs" in that order.

    Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:03 AM (t+qrx)

    43 Joe Biden predicted that today he'll win Nebraska caucus and anyone who says otherwise is a lying dog faced pony soldier
    Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020


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    So I guess ol' Joe doesn't know where he is today. Nothing new there.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 22, 2020 09:03 AM (4c+5M)

    44 grammie, I'm with you. It was light til 5:45pm last eve, I was celebrating!

    Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 09:04 AM (MpHls)

    45 I just like saying Tchoupitoulas

    Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 09:04 AM (m45I2)

    46 I deeply sense that Blooms thinks his money entitles him to the
    presidency. I've never gotten that feeling about Trump. Trump doesn't
    stick his elitist nose in the air. Bloomberg does. At least,
    metaphorically.

    Posted by: Lady in Black at February 22, 2020 08:46 AM (JoUsr)



    Bloomers comes across as incredibly arrogant and full of himself. He views us as peons who should know enough to put their betters like him in charge


    Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 22, 2020 09:05 AM (spIt4)

    47 The tattoo freak is studying to be a traffic controller. Where does she find the time to study with all the tattoos she gets and trying to control her various mental illnesses?

    Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 09:06 AM (COzlW)

    48
    "Every morning when I wake up and look at my eyeballs, it makes me happy because blue is my absolute favourite colour."


    Do you keep your eyeballs in a jar on the nightstand?

    Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 09:06 AM (1xXGH)

    49 " A 21 year old shouldn't have been in high school at all. "

    Let's play some inside baseball for second.

    Wanna know two there questions which on't be answered?


    1. After careful review, how many other registered sex offenders were found to be enrolled in Baltimore County schools at the same time that this suspect was?

    2. For the record, can Baltimore County government, which has a history f hiding immigration related crime facts from its residents, state the citizenship status of the suspect in this case?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 09:06 AM (tT0V4)

    50 It would work here. Go ahead. Start.

    Ok, WORDLING: Catadromous.



    Rules as per #15 and #34.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 09:07 AM (gd9RK)

    51 I just like saying Tchoupitoulas
    Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 09:04 AM

    It helps to clear the throat!

    Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 09:07 AM (COzlW)

    52 Tchoupitoulas !


    Type of weasel. Native to mountainous regions of East Asia and the Andes. Carnivorous. Nocturnal.

    Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 09:07 AM (zr5Kq)

    53 I just like saying Tchoupitoulas.


    I like saying Maringouin even though it means mosquito.

    Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 09:07 AM (MmFTx)

    54 Do you keep your eyeballs in a jar on the nightstand?
    Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 09:06 AM (1xXGH)


    Not mine.

    Well, I guess they are mine now.

    Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:07 AM (t+qrx)

    55 Paper ballots are NOT secure either. Dontcha remember nearly every election the reports of this and that DEM precinct running out of ballots, causing long lines and eventually a court orders that precinct to stay open extra hours to compensate?

    Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 09:08 AM (q1Pj5)

    56 Ok, WORDLING: Catadromous.

    Rules as per #15 and #34.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2020 09:07 AM (gd9RK)


    Of, or resembling, a facility where catamarans are kept and maintained (a catadrome).

    Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:08 AM (t+qrx)

    57 45 I just like saying Tchoupitoulas
    Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020 09:04 AM (m45I2)

    There always has to be one, and you are that one, aren't you?

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    58 My understanding of the Greyhound decision is that ICE can still board, they need a warrant now.

    Posted by: kallisto at February 22, 2020 09:08 AM (MpHls)

    59 "Not mine.

    Well, I guess they are mine now."

    Possession is nine tenths of the law.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 09:09 AM (tT0V4)

    60 I just like saying Tchoupitoulas
    Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2020


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    *

    My father always said that was THE test of spelling in school when he was small (ca. 1919, I think). If you could spell the name of that street, you were acclaimed a whiz by the teacher.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 22, 2020 09:09 AM (4c+5M)

    61 That tattoo girl is a very sad story. She obviously has mental issues, but that's just not normal thinking. She was a beautiful girl, too. Now she's a diseased-looking mental case. I can't imagine what she's going to look like in her 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. Good luck living a normal life after you realize what a mistake you've made.

    Posted by: Lady in Black at February 22, 2020 09:09 AM (JoUsr)

    62 Catadromous.




    Roman Dictator. Poisoned. Rumored son of Sulla.




    Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 09:09 AM (zr5Kq)

    63 Ok, WORDLING: Catadromous.



    Being of or resembling Feline Thunderdome.

    Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2020 09:10 AM (z0XD8)

    64 From a pretty girl to a freak of nature.

    There are easier ways to declare your permanent unemployment.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 09:10 AM (oVJmc)

    65 The tattoo freak is studying to be a traffic
    controller. Where does she find the time to study with all the tattoos
    she gets and trying to control her various mental illnesses?

    Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 22, 2020 09:06 AM (COzlW)


    It'd be like hiring Gomez Addams to be a train traffic controller.

    Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 09:11 AM (q1Pj5)

    66 Ok, WORDLING: Catadromous.


    The act of hunting for just the right shoe for your cat to crap in.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #PutChinaOutofBusiness at February 22, 2020 09:11 AM (HaL55)

    67 Being of or resembling Feline Thunderdome.
    Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2020 09:10 AM (z0XD


    😮

    I want season tickets.

    Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 09:11 AM (t+qrx)

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