Overnight Open Thread (11 Sep 2015)

Our political class has forgotten every lesson learned from 9/11.

Duh!

Study: All-male Marine units outperform squads with women. But hey, equality or something. Like that matters on the battlefield.

The study found all-male squads were faster in each tactical movement than those with both genders, according to the summary. The differences were greater when they were carrying heavy weapons and ammunition.

Also, all-male rifle groups had better accuracy than integrated squads, according to the summary. And women had more injuries such as stress fractures.

Terrorist Protection

These must be some pretty sweet desk partitions. Pentagon to protect recruiters with desk partitions. I'll just go with the Constanza desk at this rate.

Still, "none of the military services are interested in arming recruiters," the Times reported.

Why? Brass worry that shoppers at malls, as well as educators, parents and students on school campuses, might be alarmed at seeing soldiers carrying guns. "Recruiters showing up armed is not going to make either educators or parents comfortable," Marine Corps Commanding General Mark Brilakis said.

Huh? The public understands: sidearms are part of a soldier's uniform and they're trained to use them safely.

Insults From Around The World

Probably NSFW.

Science Quiz

Take this 12 question test first before you read that most Americans don't know jack about science.

Another Data Breach

I think by now it is safe to assume that just about every American has had their information stolen from a company. Over 10 million consumers' personal info stolen in latest health insurer data breach.

1988

Supervolcano

While we wait for SMOD, the supervolcano under Yellowstone is alive and kicking. Which one does the horde thinks happens first? SMOD or the supervolcano lighting off?

James Bond

Looks like Daniel Craig loves him some socialism.

Doggie Stories

The last surviving 9/11 rescue dog returns to New YorkHERE.

Deaf canine vying for world's longest tongue.

Dog Video

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1 Not so.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 11, 2015 10:07 PM (4vXIq)

2 My Task is over with. You all can have the rest.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 11, 2015 10:08 PM (4vXIq)

3 Well lookie here

Posted by: freaked at September 11, 2015 10:08 PM (BO/km)

4 Separation of Mosque and State

The "separation of church and state" has been one of the high holy mantras of the Left, especially the ACLU. It would seem, though, that this separation only applies to Christian churches and beliefs, and do a degree Judaism.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9883

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2015 10:08 PM (P11N5)

5 Fourteen Years Ago Today - NEVER FORGET

Fourteen years ago today, America was attacked. Never forget the victims who died, and those who fought back.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9918

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 11, 2015 10:09 PM (P11N5)

6 An asteroid crashing into Yellowstone would be awesome. And I don't use the word awesome lightly.

Posted by: freaked at September 11, 2015 10:10 PM (BO/km)

7 Re; "artistic" types... you can continue to be surprised about people who pretend, or sing, or play-- even write-- for a living, or you can avoid reinventing the wheel.
Of course, science show people know diddly about science.

Posted by: Bill in Toledo at September 11, 2015 10:11 PM (n/3Xe)

8 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2015 10:11 PM (KCxzN)

9 Great surfing photo. The water is so clear. Good, doggie!

I got great news for Ace. According to all the gossip websites, Mr. Bradley Cooper is gay.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 11, 2015 10:12 PM (iQIUe)

10 Brass worry that shoppers at malls, as well as educators, parents and students on school campuses, might be alarmed at seeing soldiers carrying guns. "Recruiters showing up armed is not going to make either educators or parents comfortable," Marine Corps Commanding General Mark Brilakis said.

The US is a fundamentally unserious nation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 11, 2015 10:14 PM (JmGFJ)

11 I think my cats could out-perform Lars on the drums.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 11, 2015 10:15 PM (EHU9F)

12 Darn. Got just 9 of 12 right. C- minus. Mom would not be happy.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM (4vXIq)

13 Science Quiz

Take this 12 question test first before you read that most Americans don't know jack about science.


Pew gets its science wrong in attempting to bash Americans

http://tinyurl.com/nbhf9w6

Posted by: The Scientific Hat at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM (P11N5)

14 Thanks to the Horde for all their prayers for my aunt. She passed last Sunday afternoon in hospice.

We had the funeral yesterday and I gave a short eulogy. It was the hardest thing I've ever done.

I don't know what to do now. I'm so used to caring for her.

My sister and I saw it to the end. We didn't leave the gravesite till the vault was sealed. We placed Bells of Ireland on her grave.

R.I.P.

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM (HskoO)

15 Are the corgis here yet?

I hear they bite.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at September 11, 2015 10:17 PM (+1T7c)

16 Hello, ONT.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:17 PM (k0ySO)

17 The First Pluto Photos From New Horizons' Massive

http://tinyurl.com/pu67mj4

Posted by: The Plutonian Hat at September 11, 2015 10:17 PM (P11N5)

18 9/11 wasn't an act of love, but it was an act of lust.

Posted by: Jeb! at September 11, 2015 10:17 PM (vsbNu)

19 Got 11 of 12 on the science quiz. I didn't fully read the astro[nomy|logy] question and reacted with 'astronomy is science'.

Posted by: fluffy at September 11, 2015 10:19 PM (2iV3X)

20
uhmmm,

"Zimbabwe has an 80 percent unemployment rate, according to Reuters, but employers are also strapped for cash due to hyperinflation and an extremely weak economy."

Is anyone still alive in Zimbabwe?

Posted by: Karl Bogendegia at September 11, 2015 10:19 PM (tZw+r)

21 "Is anyone still alive in Zimbabwe?"

A few. I just haven't gotten to them yet.

Posted by: Robert M. at September 11, 2015 10:20 PM (4vXIq)

22 {{mpfs}}

Posted by: fluffy at September 11, 2015 10:20 PM (2iV3X)

23 "Poisonous snake bites farmer on penis while urinating in field. "


Damn.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:20 PM (k0ySO)

24 "These are the exalted cranes, whose intercession is hoped for."

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 10:21 PM (AVEe1)

25 The US is a fundamentally unserious nation.

They must shit themselves when they see a policeman.

Posted by: Grump928(C) okay, one more at September 11, 2015 10:21 PM (rwI+c)

26 Science Quiz

I scored better than 94% of the country?! If I'm not careful, I may succeed President "Mountain Dew" Camacho.

Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 10:21 PM (FcR7P)

27 "Poisonous snake bites farmer on penis while urinating in field. "
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Pro tip: Don't squat when you pee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 10:22 PM (9mTYi)

28 The US is a fundamentally unserious nation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 11, 2015 10:14 PM (JmGFJ)


And been so for a very long time!
Individuals can't possibly be responsible, only regulations issued by the state can be responsible; however, employees of the state are not accountable for violating any of their own regulations!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 11, 2015 10:22 PM (ftVQq)

29 >>> "Poisonous snake bites farmer on penis while urinating in field. "

Is that like "I was running and I fell on it"?

Posted by: fluffy at September 11, 2015 10:22 PM (2iV3X)

30 It cracks me up how ungrateful the so called refugees behave. Give it a few more days and there will be more riots.

And when is Heather leaving for Germany? Is it safe? Maybe we shd tell her no way! Call it off!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 11, 2015 10:23 PM (iQIUe)

31 I don't know what to do now. I'm so used to caring for her.



My sister and I saw it to the end. We didn't leave the gravesite
till the vault was sealed. We placed Bells of Ireland on her grave.



R.I.P.
Posted by: mpfs

When my mother died, and people were asked to speak during the service, there was a long silence, and then I got up to speak about her. I knew what I wanted to say, but it seemed like another person was saying it.

She is in a better place, and her struggle in this world is over. It is so hard to accept a loss of someone loved, but I am sure that your aunt would not want you to grieve about her. But none of us can help the pain and loss in our hearts when something like this happens.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at September 11, 2015 10:23 PM (+1T7c)

32 "Our political class has forgotten every lesson learned from 9/11."

No, actually, I believe they sold us out. Don't know why, nor what they got for it, but we've been sold to our enemies.

I blame Obama.

Posted by: Karl Bogendegia at September 11, 2015 10:23 PM (tZw+r)

33 9
I got great news for Ace. According to all the gossip websites, Mr. Bradley Cooper is gay.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 11, 2015 10:12 PM (iQIUe)

Again? Still?

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at September 11, 2015 10:25 PM (sJuWI)

34 19
9/11 wasn't an act of love, but it was an act of lust.

When I think "act of love" I think putting my family at the mercy of human traffickers and drug cartels. I wish someone at a townhall would tell Jeb "As politely as I can say it, we fucking hate you. We hate your family. We hate your face. And this dream you're trying to will into reality? It ain't happening."

Posted by: Naes at September 11, 2015 10:25 PM (Ypc8j)

35 _Would people believe if God just blew the whole damn place up?


Posted by: Ralph at September 11, 2015 10:26 PM (tBswe)

36 Zimbabwe has an 80 percent unemployment rate

Zimbabwe also has the highest rate of ATM usage in the world. #TrueFacts

Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 10:26 PM (FcR7P)

37 HOOORDE

It's Friday, and I've got my drinking pants on! Who's with me?

And as I type this GRAND SLAM FOR THE MIGHTY ORIOLES

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 10:26 PM (e+1S5)

38 Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM (HskoO)

May God bless you and keep you and your sister in this time of change! It sounds like you done good all the way to the end!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 11, 2015 10:27 PM (ftVQq)

39 12 for 12. Yay for me. If I'm so smart, why ain't i rich.

Posted by: trainer at September 11, 2015 10:27 PM (7EbAY)

40 "Pro tip: Don't squat when you pee."

No kidding.

What snake leaps three feet into the air to strike at you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:28 PM (k0ySO)

41 I doubt I'll make the end of this thread, way way past my bed time.
Good night horde.

Posted by: skip at September 11, 2015 10:28 PM (elU2t)

42 All I'm gonna say is if you smoke... STOP.

Lung cancer is a horrible death.

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:28 PM (HskoO)

43 What snake leaps three feet into the air to strike at you?

Is the farmer in Mexico?

Posted by: Grump928(C) okay, one more at September 11, 2015 10:29 PM (rwI+c)

44 What snake leaps three feet into the air to strike at you?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Horny viper?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 11, 2015 10:29 PM (JmGFJ)

45 mpfs -

May you and your sister be blessed with peace & love ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at September 11, 2015 10:29 PM (qOsoH)

46 Hi all
I miss 1988

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer at September 11, 2015 10:30 PM (2XMpf)

47 "Pro tip: Don't squat when you pee."

Also, don't bother with 911. You're on your own sucking that venom out.

Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 10:30 PM (FcR7P)

48 24 "Poisonous snake bites farmer on penis while urinating in field. "




Old joke:


Two friends were out comping when one of them got bitten on the penis by a poisonous snake. "Jim, help me! What do I do?!" screamed John.

John opened up his first aid book to read about snake bites. "The bite of the cottonmouth can be fatal, unless the venom is extracted within the first few minutes. Without special equipment, sucking and spitting out the venom is the only way to extract the venom thoroughly." the book read.

Jon closed the book somberly and said, "Bad news, Jim. You're gonna die."

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:30 PM (vsbNu)

49 Also, almost forgot...

But hey, equality or something.

Butt hay? What's this butt hay?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 11, 2015 10:30 PM (JmGFJ)

50 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 10:30 PM (EzgxV)

51 Well shit, Pittsburgh finally beat the Brewers. I can't figure out why they struggle against them. Weird.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:31 PM (zBP81)

52 12 for 12. Not bad for a no-college inbred anti-science religious zealot.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 11, 2015 10:31 PM (oVJmc)

53 Boy, tough science quiz!

12/12)

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 11, 2015 10:31 PM (PEFlK)

54 At least don't smoke cigarettes.

I smoke cigars but I don't do it often - as in, every few years. (Ditto pot, which I don't smoke at all anymore.) Cigarettes make it too easy to fill your lungs with carcinogens and tar, too often.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 10:32 PM (AVEe1)

55 mpfs, sorry again for your loss. Yeesh, and it's 9/11.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:32 PM (vsbNu)

56 R.I.P.
Posted by: mpfs

Prayers for you and your family. I lost my mother nearly 30 years ago and I still miss her dearly.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 10:32 PM (P8951)

57 One in a million shot, Doc.

Posted by: Farmer with a snake on his dick at September 11, 2015 10:32 PM (rwI+c)

58 21
uhmmm,

"Zimbabwe has an 80 percent unemployment rate, according to Reuters, but employers are also strapped for cash due to hyperinflation and an extremely weak economy."

Is anyone still alive in Zimbabwe?
Posted by: Karl Bogendegia at September 11, 2015 10:19 PM (tZw+r)


Not if Mugabe is having dinner.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 11, 2015 10:33 PM (Z7G74)

59 Posted by: Karl Bogendegia at September 11, 2015 10:23 PM (tZw+r)

I find it easier to believe that they sold us out than that they just can't learn, although I don't think any of them are overly bright!


Rush had a segment today where he said every political action today has become inexplicable, and that is sort of the way I've been feeling. I'd almost feel better if the GOP DC Cartel came out and said, screw you proles, we're all making a metric fuckton of money and stashing it in our Swiss bank accounts by doing this failure theater sh!t. That I could understand.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 11, 2015 10:33 PM (ftVQq)

60 Did the Blow Jays beat the Yankees?

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:33 PM (vsbNu)

61 & condolences for your family for your auntie, ms fishsticks

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 10:33 PM (AVEe1)

62 My condolences, mpfs. May your aunt rest in peace.

The assistance, help, and love you gave her was undoubtedly appreciated and honored.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 11, 2015 10:34 PM (wZ2hu)

63 Heh! One hit wonder, Europe (band, not future Islamist colony), are in a GEICO commercial. The Final Countdown is the ultimate ear worm, for me anyway.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:34 PM (zBP81)

64 Got 11 of 12 on the science quiz. I didn't fully read the astro[nomy|logy] question and reacted with 'astronomy is science'.

Posted by: fluffy

I almost did the same. The answer's *always* astronomy, right?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 11, 2015 10:34 PM (PEFlK)

65 Here's a bit more info surrounding the Russian's build-up in Syria:

http://tinyurl.com/prrznm3

Posted by: Thrawn at September 11, 2015 10:35 PM (wZ2hu)

66 What snake leaps three feet into the air to strike at you?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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That grass ain't only deep, it's cold, too!

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 10:35 PM (gTnYz)

67 Got 11 of 12.

Failed the magnifier question.

Optics ain't my bag man!

Posted by: Kreplach at September 11, 2015 10:35 PM (WVvzl)

68 >>Pro tip: Don't squat when you pee.


I wisnae squattin'. In fact I was standin' oan a buckit sae I didn't drag it in th' dirt.

Posted by: Farmer Willy at September 11, 2015 10:36 PM (c7vUv)

69 Butt hay? What's this butt hay?

Posted by: weft cut-loop

I don't know, but I've ordered the industry subsidized.

Posted by: Presn't Obama at September 11, 2015 10:36 PM (PEFlK)

70
What snake leaps three feet into the air to strike at you?

Is the farmer in Mexico?

Posted by: Grump928(C) okay, one more at September 11, 2015 10:29 PM (rwI+c)








Yes. A farmer with vast fields of chickens growing in the rich, loamy soil of Yucatan.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 11, 2015 10:36 PM (o98Jz)

71 44 All I'm gonna say is if you smoke... STOP.

Lung cancer is a horrible death.

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:28 PM (HskoO)


I lost a grandmother to lung cancer. I'm sorry for your loss.

Only time will tell what vaping is gonna do to me in lieu of smoking...

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 11, 2015 10:36 PM (EHU9F)

72 12 out of 12.

Sweet.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 10:36 PM (zyIlW)

73 Wow, I love the guy who said, "Monday Night Football saved my life."

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:37 PM (vsbNu)

74 {{{mpfs}}}

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 10:37 PM (qSQG+)

75 mpfs: you were a very good niece to take care of your aunt.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 10:37 PM (P8951)

76 Good evening.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 11, 2015 10:37 PM (UpGcq)

77 Zimbabwe also has the highest rate of ATM usage in the world. #TrueFacts
Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 10:26 PM (FcR7P)


Don't know if going "Ass To Mouth" is something a country should be proud of.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 11, 2015 10:37 PM (Z7G74)

78 Got 11 of 12 on the science quiz. I didn't fully read the astro[nomy|logy] question and reacted with 'astronomy is science'.

Posted by: fluffy

I almost did the same. The answer's *always* astronomy, right?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 11, 2015 10:34 PM (PEFlK)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJh9OLlXenM

Posted by: Hat at the Gates of Dawn at September 11, 2015 10:37 PM (P11N5)

79 mpfs, my condolences. You did the work of the angels. Enjoy your life and honor her memory.

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 10:38 PM (hVdx9)

80 mpfs I am so sorry

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer at September 11, 2015 10:38 PM (2XMpf)

81 "Zimbabwe has an 80 percent unemployment rate,
according to Reuters, but employers are also strapped for cash due to
hyperinflation and an extremely weak economy."



Is anyone still alive in Zimbabwe?

Posted by: Karl Bogendegia at September 11, 2015 10:19 PM (tZw+r)


If you like your unemployment you can keep it. If you don't tough shit.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 11, 2015 10:38 PM (DiZBp)

82 Never fucking fails. I'm late to the site...the ONT is early.

I'm good and drunk already. How bout you assholes?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at September 11, 2015 10:38 PM (GEICT)

83 66 Heh! One hit wonder, Europe (band, not future Islamist colony), are in a GEICO commercial. The Final Countdown is the ultimate ear worm, for me anyway.
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:34 PM (zBP81)


--They actually had two other hits from that same album --they were more like a one-album wonder. But they can live well off the royalties for "The Final Countdown" they get from sporting events for the rest of their days.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:39 PM (vsbNu)

84 The US is a fundamentally unserious nation.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 11, 2015 10:14 PM (JmGFJ)

---


Mike Nelson, of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now RiffTraxx fame, once explained why he is a Republican. He said that after 9/11 there was only one serious party. The Democrats just weren't for serious people. This was from a guy who, as he said, got famous putting on a "puppet show."


Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 10:39 PM (K00f7)

85 12/12

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 10:39 PM (qSQG+)

86 Thank you all.

The dedicated people of hospice are the true angels. I didn't think we would make it through the last 4 days of her life. My mom and I were with her 24 hours a day. The concern they showed my mom was touching. They tried so hard to keep my aunt out of pain but even the enormous amounts of morphine only could do so much

And with that I bid you all goodnight..

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:40 PM (HskoO)

87 http://www.unz.com/gnxp/rising-star-expedition-announcement/

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 10:40 PM (AVEe1)

88 9 out of 12. In my defense, I'm pretty stupid.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 10:40 PM (e+1S5)

89 Lord, those young guns are as Geezery as I am. NOOOOOO.

To tell you the trugh I thought the 1988 thing was going to go very dark after the Lockerbie clip. In a way I guess they did...


Posted by: SarahW at September 11, 2015 10:40 PM (3fTXW)

90 Zimbabwe has an 80 percent unemployment rate,
according to Reuters


And yet Germany supposedly needs to import Muslim 'refugees' for cheap labor. Could you get any cheaper than Zimbabweans?

Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 10:41 PM (FcR7P)

91 mpfs - so sorry.. a good friend died of lung cancer.. it was terrible. and he had the voice of an angel.. he sang all the high parts in our bands over the years.. but in the end, could only croak.. so sad..

The best thing my wife and I ever did - and the hardest couple of months - was quitting smoking 35 years ago.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 11, 2015 10:42 PM (UpGcq)

92 12 for 12 but it wasn't a hard test. For instance, there was No Math.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 11, 2015 10:43 PM (xq1UY)

93 Hey everybody.

Well just came back from Subway without purchasing anything. Talk about bad taste, they chose a *bad, bad* time to start marketing their spokesperson's comeback. They had a special on, "Jared's new 5-dollar footlongs for kids!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 10:43 PM (ntObR)

94 " At least don't smoke cigarettes. "


Yeah, don't.


No bueno.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:43 PM (k0ySO)

95 Eh, halfway in the bag.
I'll just sit here and sip

Posted by: in effect... at September 11, 2015 10:41 PM (S2qpA)


I'll be honest...today has been a shitty day. In large part because it's 9/11. If others are in....I'll toast to the day.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (GEICT)

96 86: Really? The Final Countdown is the only one I remember.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (zBP81)

97 All I'm gonna say is if you smoke... STOP.

Lung cancer is a horrible death.

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:28 PM (HskoO)

I lost a grandmother to lung cancer. I'm sorry for your loss.

Only time will tell what vaping is gonna do to me in lieu of smoking...

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik
****

My father was a heavy smoker until he was 40. Double pneumonia for the 2nd time made him stop. Unfortunately the damage was done. Opportunistic infections further damaged his lungs to the point it put a significant strain on his heart. It killed him 30 years later, but his last 10 years were not pleasant. He had been a very active guy, but his health issues significantly curtailed that.
We used to go fishing in the mountains. He couldn't do that anymore due his breathing issues.
He loved high power matches, but I pulled targets for him because I feared the strain might kill him.
I was willing to give up an organ if it would have kept him around longer. Love and miss you dad.

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (hVdx9)

98 Quitting smoking is really hard. That's why I just tell reporters I quit instead of actually quitting.

Posted by: Presn't Obama at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (PEFlK)

99 I'm good and drunk already. How bout you assholes?

I'm kinda good, but not drunk (yet)

#workinonit

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (rhjQp)

100 Much better site ads today -- I'm seeing one from The Well-Armed Woman.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (qSQG+)

101 >>>92 I am a fat fk.
Posted by: I am CDR at September 11, 2015 10:40 PM (iMJxG)

Who the fuck is this little micro dicked bitch? Cause I'm kinda buzzed and a lot angry. I would like his comments to stay, pour encourager les autres.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (e+1S5)

102 Well, the live fire video was entertaining, but you know what was missing?, a metric fcukton of SAM's, AA, and AAA.

Yeah, yeah, I know, they've got buttloads of flares, ECM, and so on. But still....

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (9mTYi)

103 looks like we got an Ira in our midst

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (AVEe1)

104 CDR M, looks to be an interesting Week 1 in the Moron league. In another league, one team has both Gronk and Brady . . . glad I ain't playing against them this week.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (vsbNu)

105 "I'm good and drunk already. How bout you assholes?"


Just buzzed and tired. Do we need the profanity...?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (k0ySO)

106 Well just came back from Subway without purchasing anything. Talk about bad taste, they chose a *bad, bad* time to start marketing their spokesperson's comeback. They had a special on, "Jared's new 5-dollar footlongs for kids!"

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

The "Almost Legal" special!!!!

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 10:46 PM (hVdx9)

107 Just buzzed and tired. Do we need the profanity...?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (k0ySO)



Fuck yes we do...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at September 11, 2015 10:47 PM (GEICT)

108 yeah I"m kinda buzzed but I could go for another beer
anyone else while I"m up?

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer at September 11, 2015 10:47 PM (2XMpf)

109 102 86: Really? The Final Countdown is the only one I remember.
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (zBP81)


--Yep, "Carrie" (a slow ballad) and "Cherokee" were played like crazy on MTV, but they're not much remembered today --nor were they earworms.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:47 PM (vsbNu)

110 12 out of 12 bitches!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2015 10:47 PM (Zu3d9)

111 Another ORIOLES grand slam. It's now a football score, 14-6.

That's what you get when you go head hunting, jackasses.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 10:47 PM (e+1S5)

112
Quitting smoking is really hard. That's why I just tell reporters I quit instead of actually quitting.

Posted by: Presn't Obama at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (PEFlK)



You only gave up tobacco but still puff away on the flesh cigars

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 11, 2015 10:47 PM (DiZBp)

113 Fairly drunk. So drunk Cuban/Irishman.
Where's the female redheads dammit!?!?!?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 11, 2015 10:47 PM (hVdx9)

114 Say it with me, everyone...

"All trolls are Average Joe, who sucks cock by choice."

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at September 11, 2015 10:48 PM (rhjQp)

115 >>>Just buzzed and tired. Do we need the profanity...?

What kind of stupid fucking question is that?

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 10:48 PM (e+1S5)

116 I'll be honest...today has been a shitty day. In large part because it's 9/11. If others are in....I'll toast to the day.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (GEICT)

****

I'm in with a tall beer. Shitty week.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 11, 2015 10:48 PM (UEow7)

117 So, how great is that Jeb?!

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 10:48 PM (hVdx9)

118 Thrawn, you met my aunt Karen at my birthday party.

She was thin then but dropped below 68 lbs when she passed.

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:48 PM (HskoO)

119 From Jonah Goldberg today:

"About ten days ago, Dan McLaughlin (a.k.a. Baseballcrank, not to be confused with Footballdyspeptic or Tennispederast or Bocceballcurmudgeon) tweeted, “So many things make more sense when you re-read @AceofSpadesHQ on The MacGuffinization of American Politics.”"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (9mTYi)

120 11/12 on the science quiz. Not bad, a solid A-. Botched the altitude question, which bugs me because I actually knew the answer.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (FGIR8)

121 Ricardo,

Working on my 6th doubleshot.

Plan on finishing this bottle up tonight.


I hate this fucking day.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (zyIlW)

122 Do we need the profanity...?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (k0ySO)

That's half of BCochran's vocabulary. It would be tough to understand him without cursing.

Well...tougher to understand him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (Zu3d9)

123 "Fuck yes we do..."


Ah, you sniffed out the trick question.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (k0ySO)

124 I flubbed the Denver altitude question.
Must be dementia

Posted by: @votermom at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (cbfNE)

125 Conspiracy theorists said the army was training to crowd-control US citizens. They called the army's regular field exercise in central Texas JADE HELM ... dun dun dunnnnn. They identified one of those microwave pain-ray weapons ... that was actually a satellite terminal. Endlessly amusing to my army/vet friends on Facebook.

Posted by: George Lucas coming up with gay characters at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (VdICR)

126 I've got a moderate buzz here. I've got to last at least long enough to get these loads of laundry done.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (EHU9F)

127 All I'm gonna say is if you smoke... STOP.

Lung cancer is a horrible death.

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:28 PM (HskoO)


Father in law was a heavy smoker, he quit about 20 years ago at age 60, but it has taken its toll. He has emphyzema, so he has to lug oxygen around now, and if he gets a cold, it can lead to pnuemonia.

Me? I was a heavy dipper for about 16 years, and I hope I didn't cause any damage, and am so glad I quit about 20 years ago.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 11, 2015 10:50 PM (Z7G74)

128 So, I guess the take-away here is: Snakes don't like being interrupted while they're taking a leak. If you see a snake pissing anywhere, best to choose the urinal farthest from it.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at September 11, 2015 10:50 PM (wKcQA)

129 115: Ah. I didn't have cable growing up (I was a teen in the 80s). I listened to WDVE in Pittsburgh and they played TFC many many many many times.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:50 PM (zBP81)

130 The story about not arming recruiters reminds me of the Monty Python sketch about the army being too dangerous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNj1dXi-z0M

Posted by: rfichoke at September 11, 2015 10:50 PM (vLCft)

131 A toast

To absent friends

*clink*

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer at September 11, 2015 10:51 PM (2XMpf)

132 Just buzzed and tired. Do we need the profanity...?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:45 PM (k0ySO)

--

If I wasn't drinking Michelob Ultra I'd have a more aggressive response to that unnecessary finger wag.

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 10:51 PM (K00f7)

133 "Plan on finishing this bottle up tonight.


I hate this fucking day. "



Not a good date. No worries.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:51 PM (k0ySO)

134 Logprof, don't get me started. Songs from the 1970s/80s that apparently *only I* remember:

Climax - Precious and Few (always thought it sounded like it was being sung by John Travolta)
King Crimson - Sleepless
Human League - Seconds
Don McLean - Crying
Planet P Project - What I See
Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 10:51 PM (ntObR)

135 So, I guess the take-away here is: Snakes don't like being interrupted while they're taking a leak. If you see a snake pissing anywhere, best to choose the urinal farthest from it.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection
****

Shoot the bastard. Snakes deserve Marquis of Queensberry rules

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 10:52 PM (hVdx9)

136 Not arming recruiters makes sense (for some) since cops are MUCH betters shots than soldiers.

*spit*

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 10:52 PM (zyIlW)

137 If you see a snake pissing anywhere, best to choose the urinal farthest from it.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at September 11, 2015 10:50 PM (wKcQA)


Good idea

Posted by: guy with gigantic penis at September 11, 2015 10:52 PM (2XMpf)

138 11/12 on the science quiz. Not bad, a solid A-. Botched the altitude question, which bugs me because I actually knew the answer.
Posted by: Insomniac
-------------

Yeah. Me too. It's obvious that atmospheric pressure is lower.... but for some reason I seemed to recall that those camping at upper elevations had to use more fuel for boiling water. I wuz wrong.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 10:52 PM (9mTYi)

139 That's half of BCochran's vocabulary. It would be tough to understand him without cursing.

Well...tougher to understand him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2015 10:49 PM (Zu3d9)



Fuck you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at September 11, 2015 10:52 PM (GEICT)

140 Both parents chainsmokers.
Dad died of lymphoma. Mom of heart attack.
So i guess they were lucky it wasn't lung cancer. Seriously, mom went quick, dad only suffered 3 months from diagnosis.

Posted by: @votermom at September 11, 2015 10:53 PM (cbfNE)

141 "If I wasn't drinking Michelob Ultra I'd have a more aggressive response to that unnecessary finger wag."


I drink Ultra too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:53 PM (k0ySO)

142 >>>Plan on finishing this bottle up tonight.
I hate this fucking day.

Attagirl. Me too. I watched msnbc this morning. Turned it on the same time I did 14 years ago. And then I had this daydream where I was commanding a MAGTF on 9/12. It turned out....somewhat differently than reality.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 10:53 PM (e+1S5)

143 I got a 12/12 on the science quiz (which shocks me), but I had two small issues:

1) isn't radio wave a form of light wave? I'm an idiot so I may be making that up
2) maybe I misread the question, but didn't it say "which of these is necessary to make nuclear power or nuclear weapons?" the correct answer being "uranium".

But that's not really necessarily correct -- plutonium and thorium would also work, right? I mean I get that those weren't options, and maybe I'm mis-remembering the question, but the phrasing seemed weird to me.

anyways, whatever. Pew can suck my nuts.

Also the astrology / astronomy thing was kind of bullshit, since it was a bullshit question -- one of those is a science and one is not. And the question was not about the science, it was about bullshit pseudo pagan spiritual "life influencing". So that was more of a reading comprehension trick question than a science question.

Posted by: mynewhandle at September 11, 2015 10:53 PM (AkOaV)

144 Have a great night! (Especially you west coasters!) Be careful! Secular Society is thrumming all around you!

Posted by: Bob in Humboldt County at September 11, 2015 10:54 PM (Xl4/y)

145 I'm not happy with my team. I had a horrible draft but then again I didn't prep. Work has kept me very, very busy.

Posted by: CDR M at September 11, 2015 10:55 PM (TWXpK)

146 Another 12/12. And where else would a poisonous snake pee, except in a filed?

Posted by: George Tirebiter at September 11, 2015 10:55 PM (/zyrl)

147 Fuck you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Listen to the Podcast at September 11, 2015 10:52 PM (GEICT)

Aw.....did you spill your blue paint?

At least the Yankees are better than the Braves this year!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (Zu3d9)

148 apparently *only I* remember:
Climax - Precious and Few


I heard that one a lot. Maybe it was the station I listened to.

Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (FcR7P)

149 My father was a heavy smoker until he was 40. Double pneumonia for the 2nd time made him stop. Unfortunately the damage was done. Opportunistic infections further damaged his lungs to the point it put a significant strain on his heart. It killed him 30 years later, but his last 10 years were not pleasant. He had been a very active guy, but his health issues significantly curtailed that.
We used to go fishing in the mountains. He couldn't do that anymore due his breathing issues.
He loved high power matches, but I pulled targets for him because I feared the strain might kill him.
I was willing to give up an organ if it would have kept him around longer. Love and miss you dad.

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 10:44 PM (hVdx9)


My father got very, very lucky.

He was a heavy smoker, but one Spring he came down ill. It developed into sepsis that spread from his lungs to his blood. They had to put him in an induced coma and pump out all the gunk in his lungs. Even then, one of the lungs collapsed. His digestive system shut down and his renal system came *this* close to shutting down... at one point they told my Mother to "start making arrangements". He had a 1 in 10 chance of living, but due to experimental drugs, experimental treatment, and that fact that he had a healthy heart, he managed to survive.

I still remember when I came to visit and they told me that they were starting to take him out of the coma, and that he could respond to basic stimulus, I immediately grabbed his hand and he grabbed back.

Posted by: The Grasping Hat at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (P11N5)

150 12 of 12 on the science test and I am STILL voting for Trump--ie against the traitors in the GOPe(could have named those turds too if that question had been on the test).

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (htXhe)

151 Posted by: mynewhandle at September 11, 2015 10:53 PM (AkOaV)

Agreed, the astrology question was stupid.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (FGIR8)

152 "Fuck you."

Now, now, calm down. We know that means "Thank you."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (k0ySO)

153 Hey, in case AtC hasn't pimped enough...there's a podcast. A fucking good one. The link is in my nic.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (GEICT)

154 Pretty cool how this 9/11 doc was put together with zero narration.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (vsbNu)

155 Current James Bond leading man Daniel Craig gave almost $50,000 to a shady pro-Bernie Sanders SuperPAC.






That limey's country is messed up enough. We don't need his misguided help making a bigger disaster out this place. Commie prick

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 11, 2015 10:57 PM (DiZBp)

156 Sock off.

My problem with House of Cards, West Wing, ect. is how the McGuffin had devoured the show. Not just simplified, but the moral universe is flattened into a single metric. Characters looking and sounding important and relevant, but never being those things. A tunnel-vision that no screenwriter could afford to have.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (VdICR)

157 Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:31 PM (zBP81)

I've wondered about that too. It's like the Pirates have some weird mental block or something. It's like they're great against any team not in their division.

I am in a quandary about this series. I just can't bring myself to root against the Brewers, but OTOH, we're not going anywhere, and I'd rather see the Bucs take the division than the Cards. 'Cause you know if it comes down to the Wild Card game, your boys will see Arrieta....

So if you win the rest of the regular season games AFTER you're done with playing the Crew and the Cards lose all of their upcoming games, well, that would be ideal

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (P8951)

158 Aw.....did you spill your blue paint?

At least the Yankees are better than the Braves this year!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (Zu3d9)



I'm as blue as blue can be. And that's not an insult. That's just been a fact for years.

Fucking hell, this being drunk makes it a bitch to type comments.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (GEICT)

159 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (KCxzN)

160 As for smoking, sometimes there are exceptions. My grandparents (Dads side) were chain smoking alcoholics. My grandfather died "young" at 88. He had multiple health issues at the end of his life. He was also a miserable hateful guy. My Dads mom died at 96. She was a chain smoking, vodka swilling, viscious banshee. I believe there hate and nastiness kept them alive. They both should have died 20 years earlier.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (zBP81)

161 Quick question before I shut 'er down: are Mormons Christian?

Posted by: Bob in Humboldt County at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (Xl4/y)

162 For all the grief we give History Channel here, they really hit it out of the park with wall-to-wall documentaris today. Wonderful job.

This last one, "102 Minutes" was just... well, I'm speechless. So much footage you've never seen, so many different perspectives.
I'm emotionally exhausted right now.
And very pissed.

I could use a couple laughs and something a little stronger than this bourbon.
Hello, Morons & 'ettes.

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 10:59 PM (gTnYz)

163 So if you win the rest of the regular season games
AFTER you're done with playing the Crew and the Cards lose all of their
upcoming games, well, that would be ideal

Posted by: DonnaV. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (P8951)

hey now

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 10:59 PM (2XMpf)

164 >>>Fucking hell, this being drunk makes it a bitch to type comments.

With you, not at you.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (e+1S5)

165 12/12


Just sayin'

I did struggle with the extra credit question- Are you male or female? I thought it had to be a trick.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (NeFrd)

166 Here are some '80s songs I've always liked that don't get much radio-play, for one reason or another :

Siouxsie - Arabian Nights
Guns N Roses - 14 Years
Pet Shop Boys - Two Divided By Zero
My Bloody Valentine - Strawberry Wine
Morris Day and the Time - Fishnet

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (AVEe1)

167 "Human League - Seconds"..


Nothing beats Human League's "Working as a Waitress in a Cocktail Bar." A more thorough song about waitresses in cocktail bars has never been sung.

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (K00f7)

168 166
Quick question before I shut 'er down: are Mormons Christian?

Posted by: Bob in Humboldt County at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (Xl4/y)

Yes
They believe in the divinity of Christ AFAIK

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (2XMpf)

169 "Quick question before I shut 'er down: are Mormons Christian?"


Eh, sorta. They believe in the Judeo-Christian God but just have a different timeline of events.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (k0ySO)

170 I can't remember the last time the History Channel dedicated a whole day to programming about . . . history.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (vsbNu)

171 >>>Quick question before I shut 'er down: are Mormons Christian?

CROSSBOWS

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (e+1S5)

172 With you, not at you.
Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (e+1S5)



Fuck you, you non sharing asshole.

;-)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 11:01 PM (GEICT)

173 157 "Fuck you."

Now, now, calm down. We know that means "Thank you."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:56 PM (k0ySO)


Fuck you means thank you and does not mean go have sexual intercourse with yourself.

Correct: Fuck you, Morons.

Posted by: Business Insider at September 11, 2015 11:01 PM (EHU9F)

174 Siouxsie - Arabian Nights

--

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kiss Them For Me......very catchy

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:01 PM (K00f7)

175 >>Aw.....did you spill your blue paint?

We don't let him use paint when he's drinking, just driveway chalk.

Posted by: Cochran's wife at September 11, 2015 11:02 PM (c7vUv)

176 166 Quick question before I shut 'er down: are Mormons Christian?
Posted by: Bob in Humboldt County at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (Xl4/y)


They have differing explanations about who Jesus is. I believe this means they are not ultimately worshipping the same Person.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 11:02 PM (qSQG+)

177 CJ, I have (or had) the original single of that Human League song. I also have the album.

It's called "Don't You Want Me." (Sounds like a Kinks title.) And in fact "Seconds" was the b-side.

BTH, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:02 PM (ntObR)

178 @176 longbows, but with with arrows held in the string hand.
(Now, I really, gotta go!)
To all, a pleasant evening!

Posted by: Bob in Humboldt County at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (Xl4/y)

179 "As for smoking, sometimes there are exceptions"


Oh, yeah. Not everybody who smokes their entire life dies at 50. It's true. Same with fat or cholesterol or caffeine or whatever. Never know what'll knock you off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (k0ySO)

180 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (GEICT)

You have no idea. Come back tomorrow and read them....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (Zu3d9)

181 150 I'm not happy with my team. I had a horrible draft but then again I didn't prep. Work has kept me very, very busy.
Posted by: CDR M at September 11, 2015 10:55 PM (TWXpK)

--Sometimes all the prep in the world doesn't help. In another league I got butt-fucked because the kicker I drafted got cut, and the league does not have Week 1 waivers.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (vsbNu)

182 >>>Fuck you, you non sharing asshole.

Um, check your messages you fucking mick.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (e+1S5)

183 I did struggle with the extra credit question- Are you male or female? I thought it had to be a trick.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 11, 2015 11:00 PM (NeFrd)


Such a politically incorrect question w/no trigger warning...

Posted by: Eve of Destruction ... at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (qOsoH)

184 As I understand it, Mormons:

- Believe that the Holy Land is actually right here in the western USA, and that it's *always* been here.

- Also believe that when you die, if you're a good enough Mormon, you don't just go to Heaven... you actually get to become a God yourself and get your own universe.

That's what I've read at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (ntObR)

185 Watched some of 102 Minutes but I couldn't handle it emotionally today

Posted by: @votermom at September 11, 2015 11:04 PM (cbfNE)

186 Are Mormons Christian?

https://www.mormon.org/faq/mormon-christian

Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-200, said:

"We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement."

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:04 PM (2XMpf)

187 Quick question before I shut 'er down: are Mormons Christian?

Posted by: Bob in Humboldt County

I am both of those things, yes.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 11, 2015 11:04 PM (PEFlK)

188 I drink Ultra too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:53 PM (k0ySO)

--
Well then....we are brothers standing up to the carbs.

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:04 PM (K00f7)

189 Well at least it's only the kicker!

Posted by: CDR M at September 11, 2015 11:04 PM (TWXpK)

190 Um, check your messages you fucking mick.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:03 PM (e+1S5)



Fuck. I have to find my phone now. BRB.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 11:05 PM (GEICT)

191 That was a pretty simple science test with a bit of reading comprehension. It was a good example of needing 'test taking skills'.

Had they been essay questions, few of us would have survived the ordeal. Take away my spell check browser add on, and I lose 40-50 IQ points.

Posted by: Karl Bogendegia at September 11, 2015 11:05 PM (tZw+r)

192 166 Quick question before I shut 'er down: are Mormons Christian?
Posted by: Bob in Humboldt County at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (Xl4/y)

I'd call it an offshoot of Christianity. Their beliefs about the nature of Christ are not what you'd call orthodox.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 11, 2015 11:06 PM (FGIR8)

193 Chi: Yeah, great stuff on History today, especially 102 Minutes. Brought back memories, and liked the two angry New Yorkers calling for war.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:06 PM (vsbNu)

194 "They have differing explanations about who Jesus is. I believe this means they are not ultimately worshipping the same Person."


My Mormon is rusty, but, among their biggest probs' what that Eden existed in Missouri rather than Messopotamia. School me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:06 PM (k0ySO)

195 >>>Fuck. I have to find my phone now. BRB.

It's probably where you left you Diet Mtn Dew.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:06 PM (e+1S5)

196 The ending of United 93 always gets to me.

Those poor people.

So please excuse me if I don't exactly shed a tear for those in Saudi Arabia (where the fuckers came from) that had a crane land on them owned by the head fucker's family (Bin Laden).

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:06 PM (zyIlW)

197 I can't remember the last time the History Channel dedicated a whole day to programming about . . . history.

You mean flying-saucers didn't do it? Commandeered by Alaskan truckers?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 11:06 PM (AVEe1)

198 I'm as blue as blue can be. And that's not an insult. That's just been a fact for years.

Fucking hell, this being drunk makes it a bitch to type comments.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM (GEICT)


A little mood music:

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

Posted by: The Cerulean Hat at September 11, 2015 11:06 PM (P11N5)

199 "Well then....we are brothers standing up to the carbs."


Watchin' the carbs, bro.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:07 PM (k0ySO)

200 Ok, DC sent a very nice set of tan line tits. He's hereby absolved from further indiscretions.


Why? Because Honorably Marginal Chairman. That's why.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 11:07 PM (GEICT)

201 Well, I guess it's a good thing I did my nails before I decided to get hammered.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:08 PM (zyIlW)

202 SMFH, United 93 is a great flick. Bought the DVD when it *first* came out, now have the blu-ray.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:08 PM (ntObR)

203 Goodnight.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at September 11, 2015 11:09 PM (PEFlK)

204 Climax - Precious and Few (always thought it sounded like it was being sung by John Travolta)
King Crimson - Sleepless
Human League - Seconds
Don McLean - Crying
Planet P Project - What I See
Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 10:51 PM (ntObR)

Vincent - Don McLean

"Starry, starry night...paint your palate blue and gray..."

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 11:09 PM (P8951)

205 yeah it sucks.
I still remember what I was doing on that day.
I was living on the west coast and I had stayed up really late, so when the planes hit at 8am or so in NY, it was only 5am or so on the west.

People still thought that it was a little plane that accidentally flew into the building, and that is when I went to bed.

When I woke up everything had changed. it was shocking.

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:09 PM (2XMpf)

206 History, like so many, are now "reality." Some good, most bad.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:09 PM (k0ySO)

207 Yeah I should probably drink Michelob Ultra too instead of Miller Lite.

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:09 PM (2XMpf)

208 Well, we ran Turd off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:10 PM (k0ySO)

209 The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement."


Except that it isn't.

I do admire Mormon women. They grow them pretty. ;-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 11:10 PM (zBP81)

210 I got 11 of 12 on the science quiz and I don't know shit about science. This does not engender confidence in my fellow Americans.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 11, 2015 11:10 PM (u5gzz)

211 qdpsteve,

"Don't You Want Me" was part of the soundtrack of my youth. I was actually joking about the gag remix out there "Working as a waitress in a cocktail bar" which is advertised as as 'Dont You Want Me' distilled to one lyric.' Funny stuff if you can find it.

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:11 PM (K00f7)

212 211 History, like so many, are now "reality." Some good, most bad.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
--------------------
Well, today, it was more reality TV than ever before. And, God willing, ever again.

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 11:11 PM (gTnYz)

213 Pew gets its science wrong in attempting to bash Americans

http://tinyurl.com/nbhf9w6

Posted by: The Scientific Hat at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM (P11N5)


Man, that is major-league nit-picking, Hat. Sure, both radio waves and light waves are part pf the electromagnetic spectrum, but their properties are so different that it is useful enough for us to differentiate between them.


And I got 12/12 on the test. As any Grad 6 student should.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 11, 2015 11:11 PM (k1zy9)

214 Ricardo, I always look to see what is taught about Jesus. Mormons teach that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, but Lucifer is a created being and Jesus is Creator.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 11:11 PM (qSQG+)

215 Donna, yup. Never met a woman who didn't love that song.

Some classic songs/tunes/singles are, I'd almost swear, encoded in female DNA. I've never met any woman who *didn't* love "Vincent" or, for that matter, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes.

I suppose the same could be said for guys and some songs, such as "Wooly Bully" and "Walk Don't Run."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:11 PM (ntObR)

216 *Taps fingers*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:11 PM (k0ySO)

217 Now this Hotel Ground Zero doc is drawing me in. . . .

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:11 PM (vsbNu)

218 BC,

I may forgive (depending), but I never forget.

As far as 9/11, I have yet to forgive my parents for voting in a motherfucker (Twice!) that undid everything we accomplished between 2001-2011 in regards to both Iraq and the 'Stan.

Yeah, I had a field day today posting all kinds of 9/11 stuff on my FB wall, just to remind my family what today was.

With the exception of my children and army buddies, no one else even said boo.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:12 PM (zyIlW)

219 I don't know what to do now. I'm so used to caring for her.

My sister and I saw it to the end. We didn't leave the gravesite till the vault was sealed. We placed Bells of Ireland on her grave.

R.I.P.

Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM (HskoO)


My condolences, mpfs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 11, 2015 11:12 PM (k1zy9)

220 CJ, no, I understand. Many great songs could be distilled down to one lyric.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:12 PM (ntObR)

221 Hat, radio waves are not light waves. Both radio waves and light waves are electromagnetic waves.

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:12 PM (2XMpf)

222 >>>205 Ok, DC sent a very nice set of tan line tits. He's hereby absolved from further indiscretions.

And now for my next miracle...

*drops trou*

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:13 PM (e+1S5)

223 I just finished a physics class last month, so the science quiz was too easy.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:13 PM (zyIlW)

224 Re: Mormons - I recommend "One Nation Under Gods" by Richard Abanes. It is a history of the LDS church, and Abanes explains the differences between orthodox Christianity and Mormon theology. Abanes is pretty clearly in the orthodox camp, but his book isn't an anti-Mormon diatribe.

Posted by: PabloD at September 11, 2015 11:13 PM (3RNW8)

225 If we're on best b-sides

-Slowdive, "Shine" (A: "Catch the Breeze")

-MBV again, "Cigarette In Your Bed" (A: "You Made Me Realise") - I'm kind of a MBV fanboi

-Garbage, "#1 Crush" (A: "Vow") - yeah, I'm not the first to notice that this should have been the A-side

-Tears for Fears, "Lord of Karma" (A: "Laid So Low") - here the A side is absolute shite, wtf was Orzabal thinking

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 11:13 PM (AVEe1)

226 212 Yeah I should probably drink Michelob Ultra too instead of Miller Lite.
Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:09 PM (2XMpf)


--It's gonna cost ya. Sometimes though at BWW they charge the same for both on tap. Can't wait to catch Chiefs-Texans there Sunday.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:14 PM (vsbNu)

227 I got 12.0001 out of 12 on the test.

Bonus for good keyboard penmanship.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 11, 2015 11:14 PM (McRlu)

228 --It's gonna cost ya. Sometimes though at BWW they
charge the same for both on tap. Can't wait to catch Chiefs-Texans
there Sunday.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:14 PM (vsbNu)

Oh, that should be good. Except I have NFL Sunday Ticket at home so maybe I should actually use it

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:15 PM (2XMpf)

229 When did the Browns change their helmet?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:15 PM (zyIlW)

230 Heh Jim.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:15 PM (zyIlW)

231 70s Songs...etc...

There are so many great minor hits or one-hit wonders.

When putting together music lists, I start by looking at the Billboard Top 40 Hits for each decade. You'll find songs there were once played every day and now lost to time.

10cc Not in Love

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:16 PM (K00f7)

232 BTH, not so much b-sides as great forgotten hits and semi-hits. Although I acknowledge those can be great too.

I got the single of "Run Runaway" by Slade and it was b-sided with "Can't Tame a Hurricane." OMG. It was largely the latter song that convinced me to get the album, which was titled (of all things) "Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply." My first hard rock/heavy metal album.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:16 PM (ntObR)

233 And now for my next miracle...

*drops trou*
Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:13 PM (e+1S5)



*points*

*laughs*


He looks. 5'10" Irishman. You ever seen a 5'10" Irishman in a porno? No? There's a fucking reason.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Never Forget. Never Forgive at September 11, 2015 11:16 PM (GEICT)

234 Yeah CDR-M, it was only a kicker, but if I lose by 5 points . . . GRRRR.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:16 PM (vsbNu)

235 >>>It's gonna cost ya. Sometimes though at BWW they charge the same for both on tap. Can't wait to catch Chiefs-Texans there Sunday.

DirecTV Never suffer through B Dubs shitty beer selection and crummy wings again.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:16 PM (e+1S5)

236 "Mormons teach that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, but Lucifer is a created being and Jesus is Creator."


Okay, I did not know that. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So Jesus, not God, created and allowed Satan?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:16 PM (k0ySO)

237 I got 12/12 on the so-called science quiz.
It's no achievement.

Posted by: Semiliterate Thug at September 11, 2015 11:17 PM (/f6Nd)

238 hah, logprof, I'll be at a BW3 here too. Looking forward to seeing if the Texans have any other players besides JJ

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 11:18 PM (AVEe1)

239 After watching that ROK live-fire film, I can honestly say I don't believe that the Koreans will have Godzilla issues.,.


Posted by: Kindltot at September 11, 2015 11:18 PM (3pRHP)

240 the best rock & roll is about girls and partying and...girls

unless you're a girl

sorry about the patriarchy, but it made for good R&R

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 11, 2015 11:18 PM (7RXcs)

241 Hat, radio waves are not light waves. Both radio waves and light waves are electromagnetic waves.

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:12 PM (2XMpf)


Seen it used to the broader sense, such as in Lawrence-Berkeley's "Advanced Light Source":

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

Posted by: The Photonic Hat at September 11, 2015 11:19 PM (P11N5)

242 24 "Poisonous snake bites farmer on penis while urinating in field. "


Damn.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 10:20 PM (k0ySO)

Well if some guy had his penis out while the poor snake was urinating in a field I, for one, think he was asking for it.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 11, 2015 11:19 PM (4rzL1)

243 I got 8/12 on that science quiz which is bullshit. I get all my science for Dr. Who and Fringe.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 11:19 PM (zBP81)

244 Now, now, it you see Jesus as an Angel of God, okay. There are risen and fallen Angels of God. Jesus the most risen, Satan the most fallen.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:19 PM (k0ySO)

245 Some classic songs/tunes/singles are, I'd almost swear, encoded in female DNA. I've never met any woman who *didn't* love "Vincent" or, for that matter, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes.
---------------------
I see your "Vincent" & "Be My Baby" and raise you one "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler, sir.

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 11:19 PM (gTnYz)

246 I'm in for the toasts.

I'd like to raise a glass to MFPS, as a loving embrace and condolence for her loss.

And another for SMFH, in solidarity of honor with those who do, and have, serve.

Finally, the most important today, to those we've lost on and since 9/11/01.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends....."


*SALLLUTE!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 11, 2015 11:19 PM (McRlu)

247 Wow, someone's getting deleted with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: PabloD at September 11, 2015 11:20 PM (3RNW8)

248
Hot off the Hammer press, why you do not want beavers (knock it off pervs) in your back yard. What was a perfectly nice Maple tree two days before:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/nrncbsl

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 11:21 PM (9mTYi)

249 ghost,

Some "girls" actually like good R&R also.

Like this:

Dedicated to Chi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YrWsmlJSiw

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:21 PM (zyIlW)

250 "When did the Browns change their helmet?"



This year.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:21 PM (k0ySO)

251 For stuff on Mormons - The Lighthouse Ministry in Utah has a great selection. utlm.org

Posted by: Jean at September 11, 2015 11:21 PM (ztOda)

252 167 For all the grief we give History Channel here, they really hit it out of the park with wall-to-wall documentaris today. Wonderful job.

This last one, "102 Minutes" was just... well, I'm speechless. So much footage you've never seen, so many different perspectives.
I'm emotionally exhausted right now.
And very pissed.

I could use a couple laughs and something a little stronger than this bourbon.
Hello, Morons & 'ettes.

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 10:59 PM (gTnYz)




You'll be in Texas in a week. Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

253 Oh, that should be good. Except I have NFL Sunday Ticket at home so maybe I should actually use it
Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:15 PM (2XMpf)

--Games start at noon, BWW opens at 11. Get your favorite wings to go to munch on during the game on your couch.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:22 PM (vsbNu)

254 250: Biblically speaking, Jesus is God. Part of the Trinity. Not an angel. Jesus commands them. The New Testament speaks of that frequently.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 11:22 PM (zBP81)

255 The Grasping Hat, my dad went into the hospital and my mom and brother were very worried. My inner voice said he'd be fine, but if he went in again.
Sadly, it was right.

I had 40 years with him and it wasn't enough. My mom had 50 and her world revolved around him. She's lost without him.
I pray I don't lose her soon as well.

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 11:23 PM (hVdx9)

256 Posted by: in effect.. at September 11, 2015 10:24 PM (S2qpA)

From the Ligouri Stations of the Cross?

Posted by: Fox2! at September 11, 2015 11:23 PM (brIR5)

257

5 out out 12?!
WTF? I mean, WTFF?!

Posted by: Kneely Grassy Tyson at September 11, 2015 11:23 PM (9mTYi)

258 When did the Browns change their helmet?"


Still the Stains, new helmet or not

Posted by: Jean at September 11, 2015 11:23 PM (ztOda)

259 Frankie Goes to Hollywood- Relax

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cy8z5cn

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 11:24 PM (hVdx9)

260 253 Wow, someone's getting deleted with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: PabloD at September 11, 2015 11:20 PM (3RNW



Maet mentioned that he had rebuilt the TB3K specifically to address the way a recent visitor was behaving.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 11:25 PM (EzgxV)

261 "Biblically speaking, Jesus is God. Part of the Trinity. Not an angel. Jesus commands them. The New Testament speaks of that frequently."

Never got the Trinity part. But, that's just me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:25 PM (k0ySO)

262 ok I should probably go to bed tonight.
good night all
and sweet dreams
and be safe
and don't do anything dumb
except if you are drunk, then it is probably okay

Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 11:26 PM (2XMpf)

263 @263 - they had some good songs, 'My Sharona' wasn't one of them...

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at September 11, 2015 11:26 PM (o+SC1)

264 5 out out 12?!
WTF? I mean, WTFF?!
Posted by: Kneely Grassy Tyson
-----------------------------

Could be worse. 4 out of 12.

Posted by: Billy Nigh, sciencey guy at September 11, 2015 11:26 PM (9mTYi)

265 Crewstape, it happens all around. You and your mom will make it through.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:26 PM (k0ySO)

266 OK, I took the science test. Scored 12 out of 12. Yea Me!
Back to read the comments.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 11, 2015 11:27 PM (9iR5/)

267 CJ, no, I understand. Many great songs could be distilled down to one lyric.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:12 PM (ntObR)

--
I have the link to the funny remix but can't seem to post it here. It's worth finding. Short and sillly.


Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:27 PM (K00f7)

268 DC, I don't know about where you are but I love their Mango Habanero sauce.

As for McLean's "Vincent," my parents almost named me Vincent because of that song.


bth, we may have a Clowney sighting in the game.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:27 PM (vsbNu)

269 If I had taken the time to read the last question I would have scored a 12/12 on the science test.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 11, 2015 11:27 PM (z+4T3)

270 Heh cooth.

Sporting a Snake jersey

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:27 PM (zyIlW)

271 My sister and I are going to see the poor moribund Redskins on Sunday. We're both Steelers fans so were just going for free beer and food. The owner of the beltway bandit company I work for has box seats at FedEx field. They are amazing and worth going to see 2 teams I don't care about. Plus, the Steelers are a .500 team this year, maybe. They did ok against the Cheatriats but they kept stepping on there own dicks (the Pats cheating didn't help ;-)). Watching the Redskins will show that I really don't have that bad being a Steelers fan.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 11:28 PM (zBP81)

272 Ricardo, John 1:1-3,14 says "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. ... And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."

God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. So when Genesis says, "In the beginning God created..." it is not leaving out any of the Trinity.

Please don't ask me to explain how one God is three Persons. I'm sure my mental picture of that is incorrect.

Yes, God allowed Satan. We all have the option of rebelling against God as Satan did.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 11:28 PM (qSQG+)

273 Chi, if most women like "Total Eclipse," they've been doing a good job keeping it a secret from me. :-)

Thank God actually. That was one of the songs/things in life that followed me around like a dark cloud when I was a senior in high school. (I had a lot of dark clouds at that time. Bullies, my parents fighting, loneliness, the girl I had a crush on hating my guts...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:28 PM (ntObR)

274 Best to stop citing only the numbers on the post while the troll is still excreting.

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:29 PM (vsbNu)

275 B-side: Adam Ant 'Beat My Guest' B-side to 'Stand and Deliver'.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor at September 11, 2015 11:29 PM (o+SC1)

276 'Night cj!

Posted by: logprof at September 11, 2015 11:30 PM (vsbNu)

277 Daniel Craig, though exceedingly hot, loves socialism. He openly is against guns...but not so much so that he's averse to making a shitload of money playing a character who brandishes one. Love actors!

Posted by: keena at September 11, 2015 11:30 PM (RiTnx)

278 well who *doesn't* pause to admire a snake while one is taking a leak??

Posted by: george michael at September 11, 2015 11:30 PM (AVEe1)

279 In honor of your visit, Puddleglum, I will watch Superbowl XVIII.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:31 PM (zyIlW)

280 I managed to watch all ten new Longmires in under 24 hours.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 11, 2015 11:31 PM (RxMoU)

281 Don McLean is, I believe, a conservative nowadays. Back around 1993 I bought an actual new album of his, titled Headroom. It had some songs that actually sounded as if they could become conservative anthems.

But it's good to be a songwriter of his caliber. He was doing okay, then Madonna (of all people) did a (terrible) remake of his all-time classic "American Pie" around 1998 and marketed it as her new single. I've read that Madge's royalty check alone helped provide a new, improved, extra-comfy retirement for Don.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:31 PM (ntObR)

282 Hot off the Hammer press, why you do not want beavers (knock it off pervs) in your back yard. What was a perfectly nice Maple tree two days before:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/nrncbsl

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 11:21 PM (9mTYi)


That'll buff right out. Not.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 11, 2015 11:32 PM (k1zy9)

283 Yeah, cooth.
I need to shake my shitty day off. Getting ready to walk outside to raise the flag back up from half staff.

And the best happy news? Tucker & I are going over to Mom's tomorrow for an all-day visit with my niece and baby Wyatt. He should be turning 1 pretty darned soon...

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 11:32 PM (gTnYz)

284 "Please don't ask me to explain how one God is three Persons. I'm sure my mental picture of that is incorrect. "

Okay, not arguing, just asking. Why did God need a mortal manifestation in Christ when He had long proved his ability to Moses and the Israelites over and over? God had proved his ability.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:32 PM (k0ySO)

285 Posted by: chemjeff - anti-Trump/anti-Jeb/pro-conservative/pro-beer/pro-Cards at September 11, 2015 10:59 PM (2XMpf)

Now, how can I possibly like the Cards? Your boys always beat the crap out of the Brewers.

Like in the '82 WS *sob, sob. sob*

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 11:33 PM (P8951)

286 not here of course.

Posted by: my wife wants to have a chat with you at September 11, 2015 11:33 PM (0/7ih)

287 "Total Eclipse" is really, really hard to out-emo. It might even cause testes to spontaneously emit estrogen

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (AVEe1)

288 285: If I want to cause a rage stroke for my co worker, I just bring up either that Super Bowl or the Villanova/Georgetown National Championship. Its amusing.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (zBP81)

289 My sister and I saw it to the end. We didn't leave the gravesite till the vault was sealed. We placed Bells of Ireland on her grave.
R.I.P.
Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know well taking care of some elder family member and losing them.

We took care of my Grandmother until she was almost 103, tough job.

Just know you did your best and don't worry about it. She loved you and appreciated the care.

Posted by: Farmer at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (o/90i)

290 Frack, Mike Hammer, tell me about beavers. Had one dig into the earthen dam, pierce it, and I spent a summer making sandbags and humping pallet loads of bentonite clay around because we couldn't get the truck down to the dam.


Kill them with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (3pRHP)

291 >>>274 DC, I don't know about where you are but I love their Mango Habanero sauce.

No, the sauces are first rate. It's the wings themselves that are shitty. I get better at the Kroger in the middle of nowhere.

My main problem is that they brag about 25 beers on draught, but 20 of them are bud light coors light, miller lite, etc.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (e+1S5)

292 I got 11 out of 12 right on the science quiz. The one I missed was the one about the lens.

It's worth noting that men scored better than women on every single question. I guess that's "male privilege" or something.

Posted by: rickl at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

293 I have a hunch one of God's favorite cliche phrases is "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you." :-)

It drives me crazy when science-minded people go on and on about how God doesn't make sense. Well, duh. He's God. He makes the rules, he doesn't have to live under them. He doesn't always have to make sense. If God wants to have his cake *and* eat it too, he can do that. He's *God.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (ntObR)

294 Planet P Project - What I See

Thanks for posting that. Had a good time re-discovering all the Tony Carey and Planet P songs I knew.

Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 11:35 PM (FcR7P)

295 I detest "Total Eclipse"

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (zyIlW)

296 BTH, yup.

"Total Eclipse" is the musical equivalent of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb. It's mindbending overkill but then, that's what Bonnie Tyler was known for. "It's a Heartache," her earlier single, has the same ridiculously overwrought groove.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (ntObR)

297 290: Sin. See John 3:15, 16, 17.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (zBP81)

298 My main problem is that they brag about 25 beers on draught, but 20 of them are bud light coors light, miller lite, etc.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 11, 2015 11:34 PM (e+1S5)


They could make do with 6 taps: 5 for the real beers, and one, with a roulette wheel thingy on it for a handle, for all the training beers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (k1zy9)

299 well who *doesn't* pause to admire a snake while one is taking a leak??

Posted by: george michael at September 11, 2015 11:30 PM (AVEe1)


Where do you think lamias come from?

Posted by: The MonMusu Hat at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (P11N5)

300 11/12. Screwed up the magnifying glass.

Just hanging out in the delivery room waiting for baby #3 to be born.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (RIjrq)

301 It's worth noting that men scored better than women on every single question. I guess that's "male privilege" or something.

I'm just glad there were no biology questions.

Posted by: Caitlyn The Bruce at September 11, 2015 11:37 PM (FcR7P)

302 rickl,

I got 12 out of 12.

Depends on the woman.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:37 PM (zyIlW)

303 70 Got 11 of 12.

Failed the magnifier question.

Optics ain't my bag man!
Posted by: Kreplach at September 11, 2015 10:35 PM (WVvzl)


ditto...

Posted by: Shoey at September 11, 2015 11:37 PM (vA94g)

304 t-bird, no problem. Tony Carey was on a roll in the 1980s. Love the "Pink World," "Planet P" and "Some Tough City" albums.

He's another example of someone who should have done better and gone farther in the music world, but didn't for whatever reasons. At least MTV was willing to play his videos from time to time, that's how I discovered him and Planet P.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:37 PM (ntObR)

305 Okay, not arguing, just asking. Why did God need a
mortal manifestation in Christ when He had long proved his ability to
Moses and the Israelites over and over? God had proved his ability.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:32 PM (k0ySO)


I don't have a good answer to that, I have the one I learned young.

However, if you want an interesting take on it, try reading Terry Pratchett's Small Gods

Posted by: Kindltot at September 11, 2015 11:38 PM (3pRHP)

306 The only Bonnie Tyler song I like, because it's lighter and has a bit of a sense of humor, is "Here She Comes" from the Giorgio Moroder Metropolis soundtrack.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:38 PM (ntObR)

307 Kill them with extreme prejudice.
Posted by: Kindltot
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Yeah. That tree is adjacent to a tiny stream, which the little SOB has already dammed.

Aah, I shouldn't call it names, hell, the animal is just trying to make his way through life as best he can.

Left to my own devices, I would probably try to live-trap the little bugger, and move him a long ways away. That, however is illegal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 11:39 PM (9mTYi)

308 I've never met any woman who *didn't* love "Vincent" or, for that matter, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes.

--

The drum opening and the wall of sound gives me chills on the latter song. Always. I'm a dude.

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:39 PM (K00f7)

309 It drives me crazy when science-minded people go on and on about how God doesn't make sense.

Actually, what doesn't make sense to them is the straw man they say is God.

Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 11:39 PM (FcR7P)

310 "Total Eclipse" is the musical equivalent of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb. It's mindbending overkill but then, that's what Bonnie Tyler was known for. "It's a Heartache," her earlier single, has the same ridiculously overwrought groove.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (ntObR)


You want to hear a massive-overkill heartbreak song, check out "The Richest One" by alt-country singer Toni Price. It's really a tour de force, with some tasty long instrumental breaks in it, too. Runs about six minutes. You can find it on Youtube.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (k1zy9)

311 Total Eclipse is a good Iron Maiden song. B side single from either Run to the Hills or Number of the Beast. Can't remember which.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (RIjrq)

312 "It drives me crazy when science-minded people go on and on about how God"

No problem. I am a science and religion guy. I have my faith and my brain. As you say we have a universe around us we can't explain. Thus, the discussions. Which are good. It boggles us and that's probably on purpose.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (k0ySO)

313 Clockmaker God.
God doesn't make the world this way. We do.

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (hVdx9)

314
O caritas, o caritas
Nobis semper sit amor
Mos perituri mortem salutamus
Sola resurgit vita

Posted by: Caesar at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (e8kgV)

315 CJ, no don't get me wrong, they're both great songs.

It's just funny how most girls I've known seem to already know them both by heart, by the time they're 2 years old. Spooky.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (ntObR)

316 272 Heh cooth.

Sporting a Snake jersey

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:27 PM (zyIlW)



Hey, back atcha.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

317 Failed the magnifier question.

Optics ain't my bag man!
Posted by: Kreplach at September 11, 2015 10:35 PM (WVvzl)

ditto...
Posted by: Shoey
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So, the ants in your boyhood neighborhoods were safe?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 11:41 PM (9mTYi)

318 Actually all of John 3 is a good chapter on why Jesus was sent. To deliver us from Sin.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 11:41 PM (zBP81)

319 Ricardo and Crewstape, yup and yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:41 PM (ntObR)

320 Here is a cover of Be My Baby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WOGRCy3wBw

Posted by: Kindltot at September 11, 2015 11:41 PM (3pRHP)

321 Just hanging out in the delivery room waiting for baby #3 to be born.

Posted by: VBJonny
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Well then, congratulations to you and yours, sir.
Is that VB as in Va Beach?

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 11:42 PM (gTnYz)

322 #287: Hey, get it right, man. It's not Madge. It's Esther. Esther Ritchie.

That was technically Madonna's real name for about a week.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Cruz 2016! at September 11, 2015 11:42 PM (wKc1L)

323 You use a magnifying glass to burn things. So it concentrates the waves by crossing them. That was the clue in the photo.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 11, 2015 11:43 PM (iQIUe)

324 Religion: That that is, is.

Science: That we can measure, we might be able to explain some day.

Philosophy: Is killing people who won't share good chocolate a bad thing or a gift to humanity?

Posted by: Adriane the Critical Critic ... at September 11, 2015 11:44 PM (qOsoH)

325 Total Eclipse is a good Iron Maiden song. B side single from either Run to the Hills or Number of the Beast. Can't remember which.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:40 PM (RIjrq)


Run to the Hills

Posted by: Hat up the Irons!! at September 11, 2015 11:44 PM (P11N5)

326 Bonnie Tyler....the Internet tells me I'm supposed to appreciate her vocal stylings because they are the result of overcoming a throat operation.

And for the most part, I do.

Posted by: CJ at September 11, 2015 11:44 PM (K00f7)

327 God doesn't make the world this way. We do.
Posted by: Mr.Crewstape
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We have everything we need, *everything*, and yet, and yet, we fcuk it up.

Greed, pride, lust, etc.

I blame Eve, but that may be a rationalization.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 11:44 PM (9mTYi)

328 Yes sir. Hanging out at Princess Anne Virginia Beach General whatever it's called by the amphitheater.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:45 PM (RIjrq)

329 Howdy, y'all!
Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 10:30 PM

Hmm, I was just gonna say the same thing.

I find we often have things in common. Now don't tell me you are making beef jerky in a dehydrator tonight.


Posted by: Farmer at September 11, 2015 11:45 PM (o/90i)

330 Congrats, VBJ.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:46 PM (zyIlW)

331 VBJ, vongrats on the #3.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:46 PM (k0ySO)

332 Hey Farmer.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:46 PM (zyIlW)

333 Ricardo, the first chapter of Hebrews addresses the distinction between the Son of God and the angels. Angels are created beings and Christ Jesus is not.

There is one way that Jesus is an angel, and that is He acted as a messenger. "Angel" means messenger when you are talking about that person's function rather than what type of being they are.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 11:46 PM (qSQG+)

334 Ah yes, Run to the Hills. I couldn't remember because my Number of the Beast album had it as the track before Hallowed Be Thy Name.

The album came out the year before I was born.

BTW, their past 3 albums have been bloated old man rock. Brave New World was great, though.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:47 PM (RIjrq)

335 t-bird, exaclty. God is the Big Mean Daddy who won't give them the car keys whenever they want, so they don't like him.

AOP, thanks for the link! Will check that out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:47 PM (ntObR)

336 Thanks, guys. I lurk a lot but post infrequently.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:48 PM (RIjrq)

337 329 Howdy, y'all!
Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 10:30 PM

Hmm, I was just gonna say the same thing.

I find we often have things in common. Now don't tell me you are making beef jerky in a dehydrator tonight.


Posted by: Farmer at September 11, 2015 11:45 PM (o/90i)



I'm not molestin' any farm animals nowhere, nohow tonight.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

338 "I blame Eve, but that may be a rationalization."


Judith.




Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:49 PM (k0ySO)

339 BTW, their past 3 albums have been bloated old man rock. Brave New World was great, though.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:47 PM (RIjrq)


Not as good as their earlier stuff (haven't had a chance to listen to their latest yet), but their shows are still top notch.

Posted by: Hat up the Irons! at September 11, 2015 11:49 PM (P11N5)

340 Actually, what doesn't make sense to them is the straw man they say is God.
Posted by: t-bird at September 11, 2015 11:39 PM (FcR7P)

Yeah, they've invented this ridiculous Old Man in the Clouds and say "that's what Christians believe!"

And when you say, "No, they don't, why don't you try studying the NW and theology to see what Christians do believe," they reply that they are not going to waste their time studying a fantasy.

They're proudly ignorant of Christianity but at the same time they assert they know what Christianity is all about.

And they think they are the rational ones.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 11:49 PM (P8951)

341 My sister and I saw it to the end. We didn't leave the gravesite till the vault was sealed. We placed Bells of Ireland on her grave.

R.I.P.
Posted by: mpfs at September 11, 2015 10:16 PM (HskoO)


Condolences to you, Mrs. Paul. Your aunt is relieved of her worries, her pain, her problems.

Posted by: Bill H at September 11, 2015 11:50 PM (Baojj)

342 t-bird and Donna, exactamundo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:50 PM (ntObR)

343 Ricardo,

That's my mom's name.

Which would explain a lot.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:50 PM (zyIlW)

344 #335: Yep, that's about right. It's clear from listening to "evangelical atheists" that they don't actually disbelieve in God; on some subconscious level, they do seem to think He exists. They just hate Him and those who worship Him, that's all. That's the whole basis of pretty all their beliefs.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Cruz 2016! at September 11, 2015 11:52 PM (wKc1L)

345 Look at all them arrogant illegal alien welfare-sponging felon rapists and murderers flooding into the United States, and all them welfare-spongng arrogant fake refugee felon rapists snd murderers flooding into Europe, all with the coddling, approval and assistance of the respective governments.

Look at how hard they make it for citizens, and legal immigrants who follow the rules.

The obvious question: turds fly over the rainbow, why but oh why can't I?

Posted by: Semiliterate Thug at September 11, 2015 11:52 PM (/f6Nd)

346 Your Mother's name was Ricardo?

Now I'm really confused.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 11, 2015 11:52 PM (3pRHP)

347 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642364556686266368

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642364728313020416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642364872504778752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642365014494547968

Posted by: kbdabear at September 11, 2015 11:53 PM (GrXXa)

348 Armed recruiters are going to make other educators or people uncomfortable??

This is the MARINE CORPS, not the Peace Corps, dumbass.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 11, 2015 11:53 PM (jeCnD)

349 Yes, shows are still great. Saw them in 2003 and 2012.

Judas Priest on the other hand...

Not bad, but they can't play their best songs anymore. Too fast for Glen and too high for Halford. I saw them last fall and it was a good show, but no Electric Eye, Painkiller, etc. They played all the boring songs like Love Bites, Turbo Lover, Heading Out to the Highway etc. Victim of Changes was awesome and Halford hit the long high note, though.

Tha show was Glen Tiptons 67th Birthday.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:53 PM (RIjrq)

350 346,

Don't act dumb.

Judith.

If you're drunk, it's ok.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:53 PM (zyIlW)

351 "That's my mom's name.

Which would explain a lot."


I apologize. Lilith. They have Lilith-Fair every year somewhere.

Although, "Judith" could be equally traumatizing,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:53 PM (k0ySO)

352 PW, yep. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:54 PM (ntObR)

353 336 Thanks, guys. I lurk a lot but post infrequently.
Posted by: VBJonny
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I've seen your name a few times and always wondered. I'm a straight shot down P.A./Kempsville, right across the Norfolk border. Our host tonight is another local.

Again, congrats. Boy or girl or surprise?
And post more often. Most here don't bite. (Watch out for alexthechick)

Posted by: Chi at September 11, 2015 11:54 PM (gTnYz)

354 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642365194749018112

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642365364215660544

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642365628146388992

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/642365776385736704

Posted by: kbdabear at September 11, 2015 11:55 PM (GrXXa)

355 "Your Mother's name was Ricardo? "


That's almost Ted Strykerest.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:55 PM (k0ySO)

356 The public understands: sidearms are part of a soldier's uniform and they're trained to use them safely.

I'm pretty sure that every little boy who ever lived assumes that soldiers carry guns. I can't seem being too shocked about that.

Posted by: rickl at September 11, 2015 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

357 Okay, not arguing, just asking. Why did God need a mortal manifestation in Christ when He had long proved his ability to Moses and the Israelites over and over? God had proved his ability.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:32 PM (k0ySO)


It's okay; I don't mind questions at all. I was just referencing the fact that I don't have all the theology nailed down. My mental picture of the Trinity is a committee, and I'm sure that's not quite right.

Jesus' visit to earth wasn't to prove God's ability. Right after the fall of mankind, God had promised Adam and Eve that He would provide a remedy for sin and death. Jesus paid the price for sin and provided the way to eternal life.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 11:56 PM (qSQG+)

358 I was born at Virginia Beach General also. It must be a new building by now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 11, 2015 11:57 PM (RxMoU)

359 I'm right behind Tallwood high school.

We're having a girl. Naming her Lorelei so we'll have to blast glorious/shitty Styx on the way home.

We already have 1 girl and 1 boy.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:57 PM (RIjrq)

360 Philosophy: Is killing people who won't share good chocolate a bad thing or a gift to humanity?
Posted by: Adriane the Critical Critic ... at September 11, 2015 11:44 PM (qOsoH)

I wouldn't necessarily call it a gift, but it is allowed and entirely understandable.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 11, 2015 11:57 PM (P8951)

361 I'm pretty sure that every little boy who ever lived assumes that soldiers carry guns.
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*types AF joke*
*deletes*
*types Coastie joke*
*deletes*

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 11:57 PM (9mTYi)

362 Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 11:56 PM (qSQG+)

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." Jn 3:16

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2015 11:58 PM (qSQG+)

363 until I watched burns civil war last night ,
I did not know dix was an unpaid hero.
fort dix?

Posted by: cdr minion at September 11, 2015 11:58 PM (0/7ih)

364 Mike Hammer,

Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:59 PM (zyIlW)

365 I always act stupid. Apologies.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 11, 2015 11:59 PM (3pRHP)

366 Speaking of bloated old man rock, any XM/Sirius people out there? They just introduced the oddest new station recently called "Yachtrock"-it walks down Jimmy Buffet Street with a detour into not too soft late 70s/early 80s rock-with a lot of pretty good stuff you never hear anymore (Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Hall and Oates) and some godawful shite (PIna Colada song) and its like a trainwreck-I can't stop listening, like I get that 'genre' of music though I have never heard it was a thing and, I have never heard it called Yachtrock. Wondering who in the world they envision is the niche market they are servicing-

Rich older lily white guys with boats in Florida with delusions of coolness? (I am none of those things, under no illusion I am in any way cool). It is the weirdest thing.

Posted by: Goldilocks at September 11, 2015 11:59 PM (uInAy)

367 It's a new building. I think it's called Sentara Princess Anne. Our first daughter was born at Virginia Beach General which is I think on First Colonial. My wife was born there, too.

I was born at DePaul.

Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:59 PM (RIjrq)

368 Holland Elementary is still there.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 11, 2015 11:59 PM (RxMoU)

369 Emmy, let's pick that back up. Gotta go night-night.

Later all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:59 PM (k0ySO)

370 Night RK.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:00 AM (9mTYi)

371 As for smoking, sometimes there are exceptions. My grandparents (Dads side) were chain smoking alcoholics. My grandfather died "young" at 88. He had multiple health issues at the end of his life. He was also a miserable hateful guy. My Dads mom died at 96. She was a chain smoking, vodka swilling, viscious banshee. I believe there hate and nastiness kept them alive. They both should have died 20 years earlier.
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 11, 2015 10:58 PM

Now that's an interesting take on life. You really seem like an nice guy, glad you over came your upbringing.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:01 AM (o/90i)

372 We're having a girl. Naming her Lorelei so we'll have to blast glorious/shitty Styx on the way home.

We already have 1 girl and 1 boy.
Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:57 PM (RIjrq)


Mazel tov!

Posted by: Bill H at September 12, 2015 12:01 AM (Baojj)

373 My step-mom's name was Patience.
Family name.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2015 12:01 AM (3pRHP)

374 1) isn't radio wave a form of light wave?

The only difference between radio waves and light waves is the frequency, which, for light waves, is much, much, much, much higher, which results in a much, much, much, much shorter wavelength.

Oh, and 12/12. I won't say "bitches" because, easy.

Posted by: OregonMuse at September 12, 2015 12:01 AM (LuB7f)

375 I blame Eve, but that may be a rationalization.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 11, 2015 11:44 PM (9mTYi)


We women are a ... mixed blessing. Watch out!

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:01 AM (qSQG+)

376 Grundig had a portable radio called a Yachtboy. Has to be a connection.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 12, 2015 12:01 AM (xq1UY)

377 " I always act stupid. Apologies."


Never apologize. We all ask shit that other people are like "WTF." Think it kills me?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 12, 2015 12:02 AM (k0ySO)

378 Ricardo, anytime.

Have a restorative evening.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:02 AM (qSQG+)

379 How is everyone doing tonight?

I was planning to go out to celebrate my birthday, but decided instead to just stay in and stain a coffee table instead. Tomorrow however... titties.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM (fC9RO)

380 For All Vets and Servicemembers:

USAA has AWESOME customer service...and their security is something OPM wish they had.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM (zyIlW)

381 Oh yeah, sposed to go to bed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM (k0ySO)

382 G'night, fake internet friends. I've got an early morning lift and then some serious day drinking to do tomorrow.

Posted by: DC in River City at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM (e+1S5)

383 368 It's a new building. I think it's called Sentara Princess Anne. Our first daughter was born at Virginia Beach General which is I think on First Colonial. My wife was born there, too.

I was born at DePaul.
Posted by: VBJonny at September 11, 2015 11:59 PM (RIjrq)

--I and both my brothers were born in Norfolk General, now Sentara.

Posted by: logprof at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM (vsbNu)

384 Sentara owns every hospital in the area except De Paul now, I think. They're all named Sentara somethingoranother.
F'ING giant conglomerate...

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 12:04 AM (gTnYz)

385 372: Those were my grandparents. My Dad is a wonderful guy who has overcome a very hard up bringing. I didn't mean I wanted them to die. I didn't hate them at all. They were who they were and I was very aware of that. It was something to be pitied. They wasted there whole lives on being awful towards everybody for stupid reasons. Sorry, should have made that clear.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 12:04 AM (zBP81)

386 The Israelis ran a test to see about integrating women into combat (I think in the '70s) and it failed miserably.

The women couldn't keep up so the men had to do alot more work e.g. carrying a squad's (or higher up formation like platoon's) heavy weapon/s and ammo; needed six of them to carry wounded; the men became overly protective of the women especially if wounded and wouldn't leave them behind to do something more militarily pressing at the time, and the like.

So if Israel, whether bastion of regional democracy or evil Zionist entity!!1!1!, that has a real need for foot soldiers (even if it is to kill poor little Palestinians!!1!) couldn't make it work despite that motivation to make it work, it won't work anywhere else in the West. (Use the ZOG arguments if you're arguing with a lib-leftist on women in combat as infantry; it'll throw them for a loop.)

Posted by: andycanuck at September 12, 2015 12:04 AM (LYqIl)

387 Hey Farmer.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:46 PM

Hey there. I won't mention your meet up w/ Chi so as to put any pressure on you both.

I love you both and wish the best for you. Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:05 AM (o/90i)

388 Grundig had a portable radio called a Yachtboy. Has to be a connection.
Posted by: Stringer
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I have one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:05 AM (9mTYi)

389 Well, physics tells us that light (and all other forms of electromagnetic energy) exists as both particles and waves at the same time and place.


If one can accept that, then I don't see why it should be that great a leap to accept that God, an infinitely more complex entity, could exist in three aspects.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 12:06 AM (k1zy9)

390 Love USAA. Have had their car/home insurance for as long as I can remember (Dad was USN). Great company, would never change.

Posted by: Goldilocks at September 12, 2015 12:06 AM (uInAy)

391 Most here don't bite. (Watch out for alexthechick)
Or use your free, Platinum-membership-issued ankle guards.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 12, 2015 12:06 AM (LYqIl)

392 All right, time to call it a day. It's been of course the usual emotional 9/11.

Never forget.

Goo night, y'all!

Posted by: logprof at September 12, 2015 12:08 AM (vsbNu)

393 My Uncle used to say Sentara was owned by the Mob. Here in Henrico our Hospital has MOB1 and MOB2 buildings.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 12, 2015 12:08 AM (RxMoU)

394 Uh, good night!

Posted by: logprof at September 12, 2015 12:09 AM (vsbNu)

395 11 out of 12.

So I did my part to boost the "some college" demographic.

Anyone notice that the men did better on every single question than the women did?

Not that that means anything, of course.

Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:09 AM (M/lRw)

396 I won't mention your meet up w/ Chi so as to put any pressure on you both.

I love you both and wish the best for you. Be well.
Posted by: Farmer
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I think that was covered pretty well last night.

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 12:09 AM (gTnYz)

397 12/12 on the #science quiz

Posted by: Zakn at September 12, 2015 12:09 AM (d2pTe)

398 Goo night, y'all!
Posted by: logprof at September 12, 2015 12:08 AM (vsbNu)


Sounds sticky.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:09 AM (qSQG+)

399 Grundig had a portable radio called a Yachtboy. Has to be a connection.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 12, 2015 12:01 AM (xq1UY)


But all the cool dudes had a Zenith TransOceanic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 12:10 AM (k1zy9)

400 My step-mom's name was Patience.
------------

I've always admired those names inspired by he Virtues. They have fallen from favor. One seldom meets a 'Grace' anymore. It's sad. Pop icons have more influence than cherished family names.

I had an ancient cousin named 'Thankful'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:10 AM (9mTYi)

401 381 For All Vets and Servicemembers:

USAA has AWESOME customer service...and their security is something OPM wish they had.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM (zyIlW)




When I caught "you know who" pawing through my financial records, I closed down a number of accounts I'd had for years because a quick glance at their internet security showed they were lacking. This includes some of the bigs, like Vanguard. But I kept my USAA account. Those folks are tight.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

402 I got 11 of 12, missed the LA-Denver water boiling question. I lived in LA for 15 years, never tried boiling water in Denver

Posted by: kbdabear at September 12, 2015 12:10 AM (GrXXa)

403 The Israelis ran a test to see about integrating women into combat (I think in the '70s) and it failed miserably.

We've been running that experiment for a few million years. The results never seem to change.

Posted by: t-bird at September 12, 2015 12:11 AM (FcR7P)

404 I got 11 of 12, missed the LA-Denver water boiling question. I lived in LA for 15 years, never tried boiling water in Denver

Posted by: kbdabear

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Yeah. That's the one I missed. Damn. Got it backward.

Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:11 AM (M/lRw)

405 I was planning to go out to celebrate my birthday, but decided instead to just stay in and stain a coffee table instead. Tomorrow however... titties.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM (fC9RO)


Isn't that putting the cart before the horse, so to speak? IYKWIMAITTYD

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 12:12 AM (k1zy9)

406 I think Karl Marx created the whole idea of communism out of two flawed guiding principles. One was a general ignorance of how economics actually works, and the other was a blinding hatred of his Jewish relatives.

If you look at his personal writings, they're full of examples of those relatives loaning him money, and him then feeling obligated to act nice to them and whine at them about his financial situation until they decided to forgive that debt. At which point he'd hit them up for another loan. Which they would give him. And he despised them for it.

It really irks me that so many people think that arschloch had any redeeming qualities and find his juvenile screeds to have any value whatsoever.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Cruz 2016! at September 12, 2015 12:12 AM (wKc1L)

407 G'night, logprof.
Keep your goo to yourself, thank you very much.

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 12:12 AM (gTnYz)

408 Let's roll!

Posted by: Just... remember at September 12, 2015 12:12 AM (ACs58)

409 andycanuck,

Agreed.

And this is from someone who carried a SAW with at least 2,000 rds of 5.56 ammo.

I was lucky to be in a mechanized unit as opposed to a light one.

Most females that serve in male-dominated MOSs such as Ordnance will tell you that most females will SUCK ASS in a light infantry unit where they have to hump 70+ lbs of gear on foot.

Easy for a chick to say that they can handle combat when they're riding around in a humvee or a MRAP, with a crew-served weapon at the ready.

Bit different at an outpost where one has to do constant foot patrols.

Bit different when you're doing foot patrols.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:12 AM (zyIlW)

410 Well, physics tells us that light (and all other forms of electromagnetic energy) exists as both particles and waves at the same time and place.
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Oh, noes. Wave-particle duality has been breached.

We'll never get the ONT back to it's demented self.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:13 AM (9mTYi)

411 One seldom meets a 'Grace' anymore. It's sad.

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I know an 18-year-old girl named Grace. She is delightful, staunchly Christian, and jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:13 AM (M/lRw)

412 404
I got 11 of 12, missed the LA-Denver water boiling question. I lived in LA for 15 years, never tried boiling water in Denver



Posted by: kbdabear at September 12, 2015 12:10 AM (GrXXa)
----------Air pressure in Denver is lower than LA. It's a trick question.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 12, 2015 12:14 AM (9iR5/)

413 Ok, now for the faith quiz!

Just kidding.

I like that we have all measures and types of faith here.

From Mormons to snake penis handlers!

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at September 12, 2015 12:15 AM (KG0mU)

414 Anyone notice that the men did better on every single question than the women did?

I was a little horrified at the racial breakouts. Who doesn't know what a comet looks like? I've never seen one, either, but come on.

Posted by: t-bird at September 12, 2015 12:15 AM (FcR7P)

415 so how are you green tea bitches doin?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2015 12:15 AM (vb33c)

416 I knew the Denver one because as a kid I asked my Mom why there were High Altitude instructions on some boxed foods. Swear to christ she didn't have to look it up. Just came out and said because there is less air pressure, water boils at a lower temperature.

Posted by: Zakn at September 12, 2015 12:15 AM (d2pTe)

417 Well, we ran Turd off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****
Freshly squoze? Dropped him off at the pool?
Pinched off too soon?

Posted by: Mr.Crewstape at September 12, 2015 12:15 AM (hVdx9)

418 Now don't tell me you are making beef jerky in a dehydrator tonight.
Posted by: Farmer at September 11, 2015 11:45 PM (o/90i)

I'm not molestin' any farm animals nowhere, nohow tonight.
Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 11:48 PM

No molesting here, just damn tasty treats of dead marinated meat. I've been molesting a bottle of tequila tho, perhaps.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:15 AM (o/90i)

419 Tonight I'm feeling rather melancholy. I unwisely took a look at a post at Ann Barnhardt's blog about what happened to a sweet girl who naively tried to be nice to Islamists. I now have mental material for several weeks of nightmares.

Leftism is determined to teach us to fear perfectly normal things like climate cycles and to not fear seriously dangerous things like death cults.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:16 AM (qSQG+)

420 heya y5

Posted by: Zakn at September 12, 2015 12:16 AM (d2pTe)

421 forgot to say "evil death cults"

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:16 AM (qSQG+)

422 One seldom meets a 'Grace' anymore. It's sad.

****


I can think of at least 4 girls named Grace that I see at work, all under the age of 10.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 12, 2015 12:17 AM (NeFrd)

423 Isn't that putting the cart before the horse, so to speak? IYKWIMAITTYD
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 12:12 AM (k1zy9)


Go see titties and then have to stain a coffee table?

No, because this isn't some relic found after a miserable day pawing through every auction house, antique shop, and garage sale in three counties, and I'm not doing this instead of having fun.

In other words, I'm not married.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 12, 2015 12:17 AM (fC9RO)

424 Hey Zakn

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2015 12:17 AM (vb33c)

425 I lived in LA for 15 years, never tried boiling water in Denver.
Well, at least we know kbdabear isn't secretly the Flash commenting at the HQ!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 12, 2015 12:18 AM (LYqIl)

426 I was a little horrified at the racial breakouts. Who doesn't know what a comet looks like? I've never seen one, either, but come on.

Posted by: t-bird at September 12, 2015 12:15 AM (FcR7P)


Comets look a lot like Falcons, with a bit more chrome and bling, but not as much as T-birds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 12:18 AM (OuKDK)

427 296 BTH, yup.

"Total Eclipse" is the musical equivalent of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb. It's mindbending overkill but then, that's what Bonnie Tyler was known for. "It's a Heartache," her earlier single, has the same ridiculously overwrought groove.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 11, 2015 11:36 PM (ntObR)


Jim Steinman.

Writer/producer best known for that song and Meatloaf's biggest songs. His style was to tell a long story that builds up to a glorious finale.

He did cut an album on his own.

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

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 12, 2015 12:18 AM (Z7G74)

428 I can think of at least 4 girls named Grace that I see at work, all under the age of 10.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
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That is encouraging.
Unless of course, they have been named that on account of the sitcom character.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:18 AM (9mTYi)

429 Time for bed. Good night, horde (sorry, I'm not up to staying and chatting, Farmer.)

Remember and pray for those innocents who came to a horrible end because of evil men 14 years ago. Remember them because our "leaders" do not.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 12, 2015 12:18 AM (P8951)

430 has anyone run the numbers on what happens when SMOD impacts the super volcano?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2015 12:18 AM (vb33c)

431 Who doesn't know what a comet looks like? I've never seen one, either, but come on.

****

I didn't know what an asteroid looked like until my third year of med school. Gastroenterology rotation.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 12, 2015 12:19 AM (NeFrd)

432 USAA's financial and banking services are hard to beat, even without offices. Their insurance rates for my "close relative" were so good, we got Grandfather to join, and they saved him hundreds a half. It was fun to hear them respond to his list of "citations," which with them doesn't mean traffic stops, but stuff like the Croix de Guerre and the Belgian Fourragere.

So I came next, and they couldn't do a thing for me. Just not the kinds of assets they're actuaried for, I suppose. But then I have "rich guy insurance" (note, not claiming rich-guy status, just a good agent), so my rates on this and that aren't really hurting me, just a lot of different coverages. That add up.

Like a rational solid citizen (read "fool") I have all the autos, the houses and buildings, and extra liabilities come due once a year instead of scattered easy installments. That way I can easily see what is what, but that one bill does cause a sharp intake of breath even when you know it's coming. If nothing else, it's a good encouragement to shop rates every so often.

I would say, if you qualify, by all means get a quote from USAA. They are competitive for most risks, and you'll feel good about doing business there, as opposed to, say, Progressive for instance. Chances are good they'll save you money, but it is not guaranteed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 12, 2015 12:19 AM (xq1UY)

433 Colo Alex, you can avoid stains on the coffee table by using a coaster.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:19 AM (qSQG+)

434
*headslap*

Chastity Bono

Apparently a virtuous name cannot withstand a full-on celeb/Hollywood assault.

Ug.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:20 AM (9mTYi)

435 No, because this isn't some relic found after a miserable day pawing through every auction house, antique shop, and garage sale in three counties, and I'm not doing this instead of having fun.

In other words, I'm not married.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 12, 2015 12:17 AM (fC9RO)


I was trying to make a Moron joke about the nature of the "stain".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 12:20 AM (OuKDK)

436 430,

Hopefully, it puts all those I love out of their misery.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:20 AM (zyIlW)

437 Fun story all you morons will like.

I have a guy at work who is the love child of Frank Burns and Cliff Clavin. He's a blowhard who knows nothing - NOTHING! - but never stops sharing his "knowledge" with you.

He's a jackass who runs up to every new employee and starts acting like the "vet" who's gonna tell 'em how everything works. (I call this their "official disorientation.")

He applied to be a supervisor and was basically laughed off.

Then they advanced a nice young lad instead.

"Burns/Clavin" was so pissed that he stomped around all day, bitching to everyone... and finally had "an attack" and was taken away on a fucking stretcher!

A delightful end to an otherwise ugly week.

Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:20 AM (M/lRw)

438 Colo Alex, you can avoid stains on the coffee table by using a coaster.


Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:19 AM (qSQG+)




or a tissue

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2015 12:21 AM (vb33c)

439 Good news!


RG3 has been cleared to get injured again!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 12, 2015 12:21 AM (Z7G74)

440 Gastroenterology rotation.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
-----------------

Was it in a tea strainer?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:21 AM (9mTYi)

441 413
Well, physics tells us that light (and all other forms of
electromagnetic energy) exists as both particles and waves at the same
time and place.
-----------
And just the act of observing it can change the results. An experiment with light photons showed that under certain conditions, the photons acted like a particle. Under other conditions it acted like a wave. The only condition that changed was the observation state.
It's the sort of thing that could drive a normal person to drink, so I think I will have another, thank you very much.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 12, 2015 12:21 AM (9iR5/)

442 That is encouraging.
Unless of course, they have been named that on account of the sitcom character.

Posted by: Mike Hammer


****

If I had to guess I would say these are people of faith rather than sit-com types.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 12, 2015 12:22 AM (NeFrd)

443 RG3 has been cleared to get injured again!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac

----

Did he then trip while walking out of the doctor's office?

Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:22 AM (M/lRw)

444 so how are you green tea bitches doin?

Posted by: yankeefifth
****

Tea? Try 180 proof Conservative.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 12:22 AM (hVdx9)

445 Stringer,

Been banking with them since 2008.

Briefly went with another bank after I got out in '09.

Went back to USAA not too long ago.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:22 AM (zyIlW)

446 I'm not molestin' any farm animals nowhere, nohow tonight.
Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 11:48 PM

Ummm, are you limiting yourself to tonight?

Just asking.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:22 AM (o/90i)

447 Just got here. mpfs and Bossy Conservative, if you're still here y'all will be in my prayers this weekend. Sunday marks one year since my Mom passed. Going to spend the next 2 days with Dad. I miss my Mom.

Posted by: tbodie at September 12, 2015 12:23 AM (T2Zv1)

448 (((tbodie)))

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:23 AM (zyIlW)

449 If you ever baked a cake they put the thing about altitude in the instructions.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 12, 2015 12:23 AM (iQIUe)

450 439 Good news!


RG3 has been cleared to get injured again!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 12, 2015 12:21 AM (Z7G74)



Its a shame that Pro-Football Mock is done. He could have written an article about RG3 expected to be out for six weeks after injuring hand on clipboard.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2015 12:24 AM (zt+N6)

451 Did he then trip while walking out of the doctor's office?
Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:22 AM (M/lRw)


God I hope not, then the Redskins will be on the hook for his $16M salary next season.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 12, 2015 12:24 AM (Z7G74)

452 in regards to science, I was watching a co-worker spill crumbs in her cubical and then ask for the carpet sweeper.

I suddenly realized "cats, like nature, abhor a vacuum".

Then I realized that if I said that I would also have to explain why it was funny.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2015 12:24 AM (3pRHP)

453 Heh buzzion.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:24 AM (zyIlW)

454 If you ever baked a cake they put the thing about altitude in the instructions.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

----

Well, THAT'S why I missed it!

Cake is something that comes in a clear plastic container, all done and frosted.

Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:25 AM (M/lRw)

455 Well, Phoenix PD has a "person of interest" in the I-10 shootings.
I hope he's not the only one. With the mood I am in, I want one of these ********* to take a shot at me.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 12:25 AM (hVdx9)

456 I miss my Mom.

Posted by: tbodie at September 12, 2015 12:23 AM (T2Zv1)


hugs and prayers

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:25 AM (qSQG+)

457 I miss my Mom.

Posted by: tbodie
----------------------------

It's hard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:25 AM (9mTYi)

458 I suddenly realized "cats, like nature, abhor a vacuum".

****

Nice!


Reminds me of:

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a ripe banana.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 12, 2015 12:26 AM (NeFrd)

459 God I hope not, then the Redskins will be on the hook for his $16M salary next season.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac

----

It would be funnier if he was trying to paint a house with a tall ladder... and some help from Inspector Clouseau and Maxwell Smart.

...And maybe Mr. Bean.

Posted by: RKae at September 12, 2015 12:26 AM (M/lRw)

460 Then I realized that if I said that I would also have to explain why it was funny.
Posted by: Kindltot
-------------

Heh. I had a friend who rigged a motion detector in the kitchen to a vacuum cleaner. Kept the cat out of the kitchen while the guy was at work.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:28 AM (9mTYi)

461 Need more Longmire.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 12, 2015 12:28 AM (RxMoU)

462 So much death. So much sadness. This day in particular. Extra prayers for all tonight.


Later.

Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 12, 2015 12:29 AM (NeFrd)

463 Night Seamus

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:29 AM (9mTYi)

464 446 I'm not molestin' any farm animals nowhere, nohow tonight.
Posted by: cthulhu at September 11, 2015 11:48 PM

Ummm, are you limiting yourself to tonight?

Just asking.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:22 AM (o/90i)



Sometimes you lob a big fat soft one straight over the plate.....and it takes forever for someone to swing for it.....

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

465 Then I realized that if I said that I would also have to explain why it was funny.
Because the cat was in a box both alive and dead at the same time?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 12, 2015 12:29 AM (LYqIl)

466 SMFH. Emmie. Mike Hammer.

Thank-you.

Posted by: tbodie at September 12, 2015 12:30 AM (T2Zv1)

467 Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 12, 2015

GN Donna. We need another WI MoMee sometime soon.

Be well.

T

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:30 AM (o/90i)

468 And farmers know alot about "animal husbandry".

Posted by: andycanuck at September 12, 2015 12:31 AM (LYqIl)

469 455 Well, Phoenix PD has a "person of interest" in the I-10 shootings.
I hope he's not the only one. With the mood I am in, I want one of these ********* to take a shot at me.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 12:25 AM (hVdx9)



Was thinking of you while we were visiting Seattle/Victoria/Vancouver recently. Especially when the tour buses were the "Tillicum Bus Service".

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 12:31 AM (EzgxV)

470 I miss my Mom.

Posted by: tbodie

*****
You have my sympathy. I miss my dad.
Sorry you have to deal with her loss.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 12:32 AM (hVdx9)

471 Woot woot ONT

Nice job CDR

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 12, 2015 12:32 AM (fgSDS)

472 Ashley, yup.

Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler are effectively the male/female versions of the same singer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2015 12:32 AM (ntObR)

473 303 70 Got 11 of 12.

Failed the magnifier question.

Optics ain't my bag man!
Posted by: Kreplach at September 11, 2015 10:35 PM (WVvzl)


ditto...

Posted by: Shoey at September 11, 2015 11:37 PM (vA94g)


Me too. Im more of a binocular guy.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 12, 2015 12:33 AM (DfCQN)

474 380 How is everyone doing tonight?
I was planning to go out to celebrate my birthday, but decided instead to just stay in and stain a coffee table instead. Tomorrow however... titties.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 12, 2015 12:03 AM

Happy Birthday! What are we drinking? Did you at least get yourself a birthday cake? Baskin Robbins ice cream cake?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 12, 2015 12:34 AM (Hp/y0)

475 Was thinking of you while we were visiting Seattle/Victoria/Vancouver recently. Especially when the tour buses were the "Tillicum Bus Service".

Posted by: cthulhu
****

Hahahaha. I'm not bullet proof, but I am not worried. Besides, I have 33 replies to any shot they take at me.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 12:34 AM (hVdx9)

476 And thank you Cooth.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 12:35 AM (hVdx9)

477 PV = nrT

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 12, 2015 12:35 AM (DfCQN)

478 Boss Moss,

I'm on episode seven.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 12, 2015 12:35 AM (fC9RO)

479 Happy Birthday! What are we drinking? Did you at least get yourself a birthday cake? Baskin Robbins ice cream cake?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 12, 2015 12:34 AM (Hp/y0)

I got a couple of slices of german chocolate cake from the store.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at September 12, 2015 12:36 AM (fC9RO)

480 Alex, there's a phone message for you. Hope we didn't disturb you, but I assumed you were still up.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:37 AM (qSQG+)

481 I think that was covered pretty well last night.
Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 12:09 AM

Oh yeah, I saw that. You guys have been given a good chivarree. However you spell that, you know what I mean.

Best wishes from here.

T

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:37 AM (o/90i)

482 Tilikum Killer Assault Whale ..... Thank you.

Posted by: tbodie at September 12, 2015 12:37 AM (T2Zv1)

483 Happy BD C. Alex

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 12, 2015 12:37 AM (fgSDS)

484 Me too. Im more of a binocular guy.
Posted by: Cicero
-----------

*pulls the curtains closed*

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:39 AM (9mTYi)

485 Tillicum is Chinook jargon for "people"

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2015 12:39 AM (3pRHP)

486 PV = nrT
Posted by: Cicero
----------

Not just a good idea, it's The Law.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:40 AM (9mTYi)

487 PV = nrT
------------
I was told there would be no math. The Ideal Gas Law qualifies as math. Cicero Kaboom Kid, you owe me many beers for making my head hurt. If my head is going to hurt I would rather it be a hangedover from drinking all your beers.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 12, 2015 12:41 AM (9iR5/)

488 Tillicum is Chinook jargon for "people"


Posted by: Kindltot
****

Awww damn. Everytime I learn something new, I forget something old to make room.
(stares at shoelaces wondering how to tie them).

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 12:42 AM (hVdx9)

489 And Happy Beer Day Colorado Alex! Mine is next Thursday. I lift a cold frosty adult beverage in your general direction! Salut!

Posted by: Old Blue at September 12, 2015 12:43 AM (9iR5/)

490 In case anyone missed it last night, jc dropped by to show off progress on his infamous handrail project -- http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2eanvie&s=8 -- mind you, I'd probably tear the damned staircase out and replace it with a straight one before I went to half the trouble.....




But he's still toddling along. I was happy to see him.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

491 Magnifying glass for ants? So passť.

Sniper 'em with the Bug a Salt.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 12:44 AM (McRlu)

492 A good source of protein.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 12:46 AM (W5DcG)

493 tbodie -

May your mother's memory be a blessing & source of strength to all who knew her ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at September 12, 2015 12:47 AM (qOsoH)

494 Time for bed. Good night, horde (sorry, I'm not up to staying and chatting, Farmer.)
Remember and pray for those innocents who came to a horrible end because of evil men 14 years ago. Remember them because our "leaders" do not.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. (brandisher of ampersands) at September 12, 2015 12:18

Donna, try to sleep well. I will never forget that day as long as I live.

We were flying that day. Yes, we landed safely, but the worry it caused our family and friends will always remain.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 12:47 AM (o/90i)

495 So no mention of the lightning strike on Mecca today, after the rainbow at Ground Zero yesterday? Kinda seems like a message...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at September 12, 2015 12:48 AM (Hp/y0)

496 cthulu - doesn't link for me

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:48 AM (9mTYi)

497 If anyone cares, that "102 Minutes" is starting again on History again in ten minutes. Guaranteed tearjerker, though. I've had enough for today (been watching 9/11 documentaries all day), so I'm switching over to something stupid for background noise.
One of the many Alaska shows? Drunken Master? Maybe even that Robin Williams dreck RV?

Just something else while I finish getting ready to set off flea bombs/fogger tomorrow.
Almost all the food that isn't canned is sealed up in plastic bins, getting a few loads of laundry to take with me...

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 12:49 AM (gTnYz)

498 I always take the science or political quizzes. I always expect this group to ace them. (naturally).

I missed the magnifier question.

Also, I really liked that they actually told you what you got wrong. I took an IQ test once (not a real one, an internet one) and got two wrong and they didn't provide the correct answers for those questions. Made. Me. Nuts.

I'm taking "seismic reflection interpretation" and "physics for med students who can't do calculus" this semester and will graduate this fall and get my BA in Earth and Planetary Science at the age of 50. (Which is why I'm not as active a 'ette as I have sometimes been.)

Posted by: Synova at September 12, 2015 12:49 AM (Ek0Xs)

499 358 Okay, not arguing, just asking. Why did God need a mortal manifestation in Christ when He had long proved his ability to Moses and the Israelites over and over? God had proved his ability.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 11, 2015 11:32 PM (k0ySO)


My answer comes in the form of a book suggestion, namely,'Cur Deus Homo' (Why God Became Man) by the medieval theologian Anselm. I think it answers pretty much exactly the question you're asking.

And you can't beat the classics.

Posted by: OregonMuse at September 12, 2015 12:49 AM (LuB7f)

500 The sun came up this morning. Must mean something.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 12:49 AM (W5DcG)

501 I am impressed, that is not simple work.

But Migawd, Did MC Escher sneeze, or did Salvador Dali do the initial drawings?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2015 12:50 AM (3pRHP)

502 get my BA in Earth and Planetary Science at the age of 50.

Posted by: Synova at September 12, 2015 12:49 AM (Ek0Xs)


You go, Girl!

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 12:51 AM (qSQG+)

503 never forget bush knew! He was given cia report in august 2001 titled bin ladin determined to attack america with airplanes bush tells cia ok you have covered your asses ;but cheney and the noe-cons need a second pearl harbor before we can attack iraq!

Posted by: sami at September 12, 2015 12:52 AM (yzAXu)

504 Thanks, Emmie!

Posted by: Synova at September 12, 2015 12:53 AM (Ek0Xs)

505
Trump was/is on the Tonight Show -- er -- tonight.

Sounds like he did pretty well -- and Fallon didn't go Letterman and behaved himself:

www.ew.com/article/2015/09/11/donald-trump-jimmy-fallon-tonight-show

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 12, 2015 12:53 AM (kdS6q)

506 503,

Go fuck yourself with a rotted pineapple wrapped in razor wire.

Sideways.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:53 AM (zyIlW)

507 503: Weak troll effort. Weak. You didn't even mention JOOOOOSSSSS.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 12:55 AM (zBP81)

508 506 503,

Go fuck yourself with a rotted pineapple wrapped in razor wire.

Sideways.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September

Served on a canoe paddle.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 12, 2015 12:55 AM (fgSDS)

509 508,

Hooah.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:56 AM (zyIlW)

510 An old, splintered canoe paddle.

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 12:56 AM (gTnYz)

511 503 never forget bush knew!

Please allow me to introduce myself.
I'm a man of wealth and taste.

Posted by: Him at September 12, 2015 12:56 AM (W5DcG)

512 Have to admit, the attempt to correctly use a semi-colon is promising, but there is no indication that the wandering focus of the sentence was just blathering on, and that was a typo for a comma.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2015 12:57 AM (3pRHP)

513 495 So no mention of the lightning strike on Mecca today, after the rainbow at Ground Zero yesterday? Kinda seems like a message...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy



Oh yeah. Wow. Interesting.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 12:57 AM (zBP81)

514 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2015 12:57 AM (YJmuy)

515 503, other than being dumber than a bag of hammers, what else do you do? Sit in corner and drool? Doesn't your mom get tired of cleaning up the puddle?

Posted by: Old Blue at September 12, 2015 12:58 AM (9iR5/)

516 So no mention of the lightning strike on Mecca today, after the rainbow at Ground Zero yesterday? Kinda seems like a message...

I will not denounce myself for feeling... *glee*... and a desire to dance in the street and hand out sweets, upon reading news of the latter.

And yes, it seems like a message from *somewhere*, imo.

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at September 12, 2015 12:59 AM (rhjQp)

517 So who's still up and drinking?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:00 AM (UQGss)

518 *former* I mean... sheesh

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at September 12, 2015 01:01 AM (rhjQp)

519 So who's still up and drinking?


Posted by: GGE

*raises hand*

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at September 12, 2015 01:01 AM (rhjQp)

520 *raises hand*


Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at September 12, 2015 01:01 AM (rhjQp)


Oh good. I didn't want to be the only one. Cheers!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:03 AM (UQGss)

521 517:Yuengling Lager is currently being consumed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 01:03 AM (zBP81)

522 495 So no mention of the lightning strike on Mecca today, after the rainbow at Ground Zero yesterday? Kinda seems like a message...
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
---------------------
TWIN rainbows, at that.

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 01:03 AM (gTnYz)

523 Backatcha, GGE! Cheers!

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at September 12, 2015 01:03 AM (rhjQp)

524 503, other than being dumber than a bag of hammers, what else do you do? Sit in corner and drool? Doesn't your mom get tired of cleaning up the puddle?

Posted by: Old Blue at September 12, 2015 12:58 AM (9iR5/)


Hell, his mom licks up the puddle. When she ain't out chasing cars, that is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 01:03 AM (OuKDK)

525 Just got here. mpfs and Bossy Conservative, if you're still here y'all will be in my prayers this weekend. Sunday marks one year since my Mom passed. Going to spend the next 2 days with Dad. I miss my Mom.
Posted by: tbodie at September 12, 2015 12:23 AM

My best wishes for you and your Dad. We've been dealing w/ the loss of my Mom since last March.

It's just tough, regardless as to whether you expected it or not.

Tbodie, she's always gonna be with you.

Be well and you know you are safe in her love.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 01:04 AM (o/90i)

526 517 So who's still up and drinking?
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September

1 out of 2 ain't bad. Amirite?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Model Citizen at September 12, 2015 01:04 AM (fgSDS)

527 Does ice tea count?

Posted by: Adriane the Beverage Critic ... at September 12, 2015 01:05 AM (qOsoH)

528 Oh, well, happy birthday, Alex! Virgos represent, yo!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Cruz 2016! at September 12, 2015 01:05 AM (wKc1L)

529 TWIN rainbows, at that.
Posted by: Chi


I thought that was a North Korean kind of thing.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 01:06 AM (W5DcG)

530 AOP, that got a chuckle out of me. I'm waiting for Axford (Rockies sort of closer) to blow yet another save, this time against the Mariners who we are leading 4 to 2 in the bottom of the ninth. Then I'm off to bed.
To put this in context, Axford blew five straight saves for the Rockies. I have no faith in his pitching.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 12, 2015 01:07 AM (9iR5/)

531
never forget bush knew! He was given cia report in august 2001 titled
bin ladin determined to attack america with airplanes bush tells cia ok
you have covered your asses ;but cheney and the noe-cons need a second
pearl harbor before we can attack iraq!




Ooooh, conspiracy theories can be so much fun! Here's the problem though...you have to believe that President Bush was both a) dumb as a sack of hair and b) a criminal mastermind the kind of which the world has never seen (insert evil laugh here). Simultaneously you have to believe that every member of the staff would pass up on the opportunity to make a fortune in the tell-all book market.


Same reason why the military did not down TWA-800, if they had someone would talk...especially if there were pretty girls or alcohol involved, because the story is always better with an audience and some dude that was TAD to the laundry would be telling the tale of how he pushed the button himself at the captain's orders.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:08 AM (UQGss)

532 496 cthulu - doesn't link for me

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:48 AM (9mTYi) 496 cthulu - doesn't link for me

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 12:48 AM (9mTYi)



Odd. I couldn't see yours without opening more scripts than I was comfortable doing, either. But I refreshed the page and jc's tinypic still works for me.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

533 Drinking a Brewhouse Pilsner here. Which is a sort of lawn mower beer. But since I was using lawn mowers earlier this evening, I am allowed.


I also started up a dormant car, and renewed its antifreeze, so it won't freeze and crack the block this winter, which is coming, never fear. And took it for a half-mile boot up the grid road and back, without it stalling once, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 01:08 AM (OuKDK)

534 Evening, all.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 12, 2015 01:10 AM (MLfDH)

535 this winter, which is coming, never fear



I told them the same thing and look what happened to me.

Posted by: Eddard Stark at September 12, 2015 01:10 AM (UQGss)

536 I'm drinking, GGE.
Still vertical, so I may be doing it wrong.

Twin rainbows over WTC site on 9/10/15:

http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/687968

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 01:11 AM (gTnYz)

537 517 So who's still up and drinking?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:00 AM (UQGss)




Hey, GGE! How's the light biz?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

538 521 517:Yuengling Lager is currently being consumed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 01:03 AM (zBP81)



I'm sorry to hear. Stanley Park pilsner, here.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

539 So it's September, which means Kilted to Kick Cancer month. Mrs Hades has a sore neck from SHFH at me.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:12 AM (UQGss)

540 Hey, GGE! How's the light biz?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:11 AM (EzgxV)



Like the Bob Segar song, it's shining brightly! *castigates self over such a lame joke*

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:13 AM (UQGss)

541 Oh, PS: Podcast producers, please put a date in the tags.

Posted by: mojo at September 12, 2015 01:13 AM (OmBeX)

542 Got a few mosquito bites this evening, too, so Summer isn't over yet. Saw one swather or combine working on the quarter kitty-corner to me, all I could see was lights. We had a lot of rain here, last 2 weeks, so harvest is set back by moisture.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 01:13 AM (OuKDK)

543
GGE

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 01:13 AM (9mTYi)

544 I am sure the rainbow and lightning strike are less divine intervention and more HAARP with a dose of chemtrails.


SMOD hitting supervolcano if obama tries to get a third well that is divine intrervention.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2015 01:13 AM (vb33c)

545 night, green tea bitches.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2015 01:14 AM (vb33c)

546 GGE,

I have two or three shots left.

I'm good.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:14 AM (zyIlW)

547 521 517:Yuengling Lager is currently being consumed.



Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 01:03 AM (zBP81)







I'm sorry to hear. Stanley Park pilsner, here.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)



The only beer I have is this nasty Bud Light crap left over from the 4th of July, so not only horse piss but OLD horse piss.

So I'm drinking bourbon instead.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:15 AM (UQGss)

548 There was a storm in Mecca. I called it Brad.

Posted by: Liberty Mutual chick at September 12, 2015 01:15 AM (W5DcG)

549 Goodnight, Y5!

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 01:15 AM (qSQG+)

550 I'm still up, drinking and pouring more.

Keep up, ya damn bag o' slackers! You gonna let a zoomie outdrink you on a 9/11 ONT?

CHEERS, DAMMIT!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 01:15 AM (McRlu)

551 538: Thanks. Its not Iron City Light but it will do. :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 01:16 AM (zBP81)

552 Sometimes you lob a big fat soft one straight over the plate.....and it takes forever for someone to swing for it.....
Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 12:29 AM

And this would be why I love this place

Now I have to go and check that the beef jerky is done now.

Is Cochrane around to do a shot tonight?

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 01:16 AM (o/90i)

553 I'm sorry to hear. Stanley Park pilsner, here.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)


Is that made in Vancouver, B.C.?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 01:17 AM (OuKDK)

554 As a former soldier, I'll be damned if I allow a zoomie outdrink me.

Cheers!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:17 AM (zyIlW)

555 cthulhu - switched browsers, enabled some scripts, got it.
Yowzers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 01:18 AM (9mTYi)

556 Now I have to go and check that the beef jerky is done now.

You cook beef jerky?
I thought you just bought it at the truck stoop.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 01:19 AM (W5DcG)

557 Dominion Margaritas here. As in; no responsibible

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 12, 2015 01:19 AM (GzDYP)

558 Keep up, ya damn bag o' slackers! You gonna let a zoomie outdrink you on a 9/11 ONT?



CHEERS, DAMMIT!





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 01:15 AM (McRlu)


I am going to raise a glass to those who can never again raise one themselves and vow that as long as I draw breath they shall not be forgotten. And Imma do it out of a glass that has an eagle and a flag on it, cause 'Murica! Fuck Yeah!

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:19 AM (UQGss)

559 Goat jerky.

Yes, it is a thing.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:20 AM (zyIlW)

560 SMFH. You had what, 2 or 3 shots left?

I think I have more reserve firepower on hand than that. ;-)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 01:20 AM (McRlu)

561 never forget bush knew! He was given cia report in august 2001 titled

bin ladin determined to attack america with airplanes


It's always best to hide a lie inside a little bit of truth.

Yes, there was a CIA report. It's called the President's daily brief. It's two pages, double spaced of all the shit they though was interesting enough to pass up the chain of command, and included stuff like the y2k plot to down ten aircraft on intercontinental routes simultaneously. Most of which, you'll note, never happened for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the propensity of muslims to talk out of their asses about what great things they're going to so. One line of such a report (and I don't remember what month it was) had a reference to bin laden attacking us with airplanes. That's it. That's the entirety of "Bush knew".

You'll also note, not that you stuck around to read any responses, the 'daily' part of the briefing. By mid September, he would have received 240 roughly such daily briefings, and more depending on how they brief incoming presidents (+ 60) and party nominees (+100 or so?).

Thus asserting Bush knew, is along the lines of, if I told you I had read the every verse of the Bible, you expecting me to have committed to memory the name of the third king after Hezekiah.

Posted by: Methos at September 12, 2015 01:20 AM (ZbV+0)

562 As a former soldier, I'll be damned if I allow a zoomie outdrink me.



Cheers!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:17 AM (zyIlW)



ahem...

Go Navy, Beat Army! *drinks*

Posted by: GGE of the Naval Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:21 AM (UQGss)

563 Just dropping in. Nice to see a bunch of familiar faces, so to speak.

Cooth, thanks for the handrail update from jc. I have wondered about that on and off.

*fist bumps all around for the people in the gray boxes*

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 01:22 AM (RXfvh)

564 553 I'm sorry to hear. Stanley Park pilsner, here.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)


Is that made in Vancouver, B.C.?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2015 01:17 AM (OuKDK)




Yep, and imported via Cthulhumobile.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:22 AM (EzgxV)

565 "Poisonous snake bites farmer on penis while urinating in field. "



Why was the snake urinating in the field?

Posted by: Weirddave at September 12, 2015 01:23 AM (WvS3w)

566 Yep, and imported via Cthulhumobile.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:22 AM (EzgxV)


That way lies madness...

Posted by: GGE of the Naval Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:23 AM (UQGss)

567 GGE,

Not a jarhead, but will still tilt a glass.

To those who lost their lives 14 years ago, we don't forget (those of us who refuse to).

We tried.

*pours shot*

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:23 AM (zyIlW)

568 555 cthulhu - switched browsers, enabled some scripts, got it.
Yowzers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 01:18 AM (9mTYi)



You see why I would have just demo'd the original staircase and started over.....although I have to say it has a certain wild beauty.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:23 AM (EzgxV)

569 Why was the snake urinating in the field?

Posted by: Weirddave at September 12, 2015 01:23 AM (WvS3w)



I'm guessing for the same reason bears poop in the woods.

Posted by: GGE of the Naval Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:24 AM (UQGss)

570 Why was the snake urinating in the field?

Door handles.

Posted by: A Snake at September 12, 2015 01:25 AM (75uvI)

571 Why was the snake urinating in the field?
Posted by: Weirddave

Because the panda was shooting at him?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 12, 2015 01:25 AM (MLfDH)

572 563 Just dropping in. Nice to see a bunch of familiar faces, so to speak.

Cooth, thanks for the handrail update from jc. I have wondered about that on and off.

*fist bumps all around for the people in the gray boxes*

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 01:22 AM (RXfvh)



How are you settling in?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:25 AM (EzgxV)

573 GGE,

While you squids were all goochy about football games, we (Army) were a bit kit more concerned about IEDs and EFPs between 2001-2011.

Salud!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:25 AM (zyIlW)

574 We tried.



*pours shot*





Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:23 AM (zyIlW)


Indeed, and did a damfine job of it, too...for as long as we were allowed to.

*tips glass back*

Posted by: GGE of the Naval Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:26 AM (UQGss)

575 -kit.

wtf?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:26 AM (zyIlW)

576 Actually, rather than this be an interservice drinking rivalry, I propose we all join together, and drink in the memory of our fallen countrymen, be they servicemen, ambassadors or desperate jumpers from flaming towers.

And drink yet again to the utter destruction of the enemies of freedom. Foreign or domestic.

CHEERS!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 01:26 AM (McRlu)

577 While you squids were all goochy about football
games, we (Army) were a bit kit more concerned about IEDs and EFPs
between 2001-2011.



Salud!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:25 AM (zyIlW)


I'll take this opportunity to confess that I've never actually watched an Army/Navy game, and between 2001-2005 I was busy putting CAS aircraft in the air for you. Every little bit helps, right?

Posted by: GGE of the Naval Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:28 AM (UQGss)

578 Go fuck yourself with a rotted pineapple wrapped in razor wire. Sideways.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 12:53 AM

TY SMFH, you expressed my feelings very well.

That works.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 01:28 AM (o/90i)

579 Everybody knows the truth!

Posted by: My Pet Goat at September 12, 2015 01:29 AM (W5DcG)

580 570 Why was the snake urinating in the field?

Door handles.

Posted by: A Snake at September 12, 2015 01:25 AM (75uvI)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz2-ukrd2VQ

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:29 AM (EzgxV)

581 Actually, rather than this be an interservice
drinking rivalry, I propose we all join together, and drink in the
memory of our fallen countrymen, be they servicemen, ambassadors or
desperate jumpers from flaming towers.



And drink yet again to the utter destruction of the enemies of freedom. Foreign or domestic.



CHEERS!







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 01:26 AM (McRlu)


I'll drink to that.

Posted by: GGE of the Military Horde, Retired Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:29 AM (UQGss)

582 571 Why was the snake urinating in the field?
Posted by: Weirddave

Because the panda was shooting at him?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 12, 2015 01:25 AM (MLfDH)


Dude.... if you were a snake would you want to go take a piss in the woods???? Where all that Bear Shit is?

Posted by: Kyle at September 12, 2015 01:30 AM (qh617)

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:32 AM (UQGss)

584 oops...don't mind me, just slipping into something more comfortable.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:32 AM (UQGss)

585 Where all the white snakes at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bert at September 12, 2015 01:33 AM (W5DcG)

586 How are you settling in?


Quickly, I think. Orchestra concert tomorrow and another next week, storage unit in former city now half-empty, and somehow along the way I have managed to pick up some hours repairing violins at the most established music stores in town and a small adjunct teaching position at a local university, and I am going to be reading piano trios with one of the most established violinists in the region.

Not bad for 6 weeks on location.

If I had two of me, I could probably keep up with everything I've gotten my hands into since arriving. You can see why I've been a bit scarce around these parts.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 01:34 AM (RXfvh)

587 When I heard that the Pentagon was hit, all I could think was, "WTF?! Someone REALLY wants to be all up in the US's ass."

WTC, makes sense. Big tall buildings in NYC.

But the Pentagon?

That's like taking a stick and stirring it around in a hornets' nest. Then mooning said hornets.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:34 AM (zyIlW)

588 "Where all the white snakes at?"

Usually on 107.5 FM, The Eagle, after 11 pm?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 01:35 AM (McRlu)

589 I see from the railing pic that jc and I have identical taste in bandsaws. Nice.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 01:37 AM (RXfvh)

590 At least then.

Now,

The five-sided nuthouse are a bunch of knob-slobbers for the JEF.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:37 AM (zyIlW)

591 Go Jeb Go!!!!
I have souls to reap you magnificent bastard!

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 01:38 AM (hVdx9)

592 Now I have to go and check that the beef jerky is done now.
You cook beef jerky?
I thought you just bought it at the truck stoop.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 01:19 AM

Bert,
dude...I'm from rural IL. We can make our own jerky much cheaper than others.

I've got to go shut off the dehydrator.



Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 01:40 AM (o/90i)

593 The five-sided nuthouse are a bunch of knob-slobbers for the JEF.
Posted by: SMFH


The Puppet Masters

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 01:40 AM (W5DcG)

594 War Department does sound so much better than DoD.

Much better to be on the offense than defense when it comes to shit like this.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:41 AM (zyIlW)

595 586 How are you settling in?


Quickly, I think. Orchestra concert tomorrow and another next week, storage unit in former city now half-empty, and somehow along the way I have managed to pick up some hours repairing violins at the most established music stores in town and a small adjunct teaching position at a local university, and I am going to be reading piano trios with one of the most established violinists in the region.

Not bad for 6 weeks on location.

If I had two of me, I could probably keep up with everything I've gotten my hands into since arriving. You can see why I've been a bit scarce around these parts.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 01:34 AM (RXfvh)



Yup, sounds like you're imitating the infamous one-armed paperhanger in a 25-foot coat closet -- a veritable flurry of activity, not all of which gets you anywhere. But you've somehow managed to make good connections and get good things happening, which is a nice signboard for continued success in your new digs. I don't know whether to hope things settle down or hope that you continue to cope so well.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

596 Go fuck yourself with a rotted pineapple wrapped in razor wire. Sideways.
Posted by: SMFH
****

Please, go on!!!

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 01:43 AM (hVdx9)

597 Betram,

My former CG, Odierno, was more concerned of his pension than the troops.

He was my CG in 2003.

When he became Army Chief of Staff, under the JEF, he became pussified.

Fuck. Him.

I swear to fucking GOD, whenever officers go to the five-sided nuthouse, they get emasculated.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:44 AM (zyIlW)

598 I'm banned at my IP address & changed WiFi to Comcast & I'm changing back to home network as soon as I post this. Frum, of all people, on why we hate GOPe or DOPe:

http://tinyurl.com/pbpksu6


Last paragraph is fron Donor who usually dismisses all of GOP splitting but when one of Establishment wants split, it's news!!

Posted by: Carol at September 12, 2015 01:44 AM (NIBF6)

599 Saw my first Bernie sticker on a car here in Asheville today. Useful guide for pointing out the cars I don't want to get to close to.

And I got 12 out of 12 on the test.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 12, 2015 01:44 AM (Wo9OY)

600 Carol!

Guess who's going to be here, with my crazy ass, next week?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:45 AM (zyIlW)

601 1) isn't radio wave a form of light wave?




Well, yes, sort of, but not really. Light and radio waves are both on the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum but cover different frequency bands.



Condolences to mpfs. I hate cancer with a burning intensity, and lung cancer worst of all.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:47 AM (UQGss)

602 The Puppet Masters



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr
****

You rang?

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 01:47 AM (hVdx9)

603 A lot of the 'horde got between 10-12 out of 12.

And those were simple questions.

And if most Americans can't get that shit right...

*pours shot*

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:48 AM (zyIlW)

604 598 I'm banned at my IP address & changed WiFi to Comcast & I'm changing back to home network as soon as I post this. Frum, of all people, on why we hate GOPe or DOPe:

http://tinyurl.com/pbpksu6


Last paragraph is fron Donor who usually dismisses all of GOP splitting but when one of Establishment wants split, it's news!!

Posted by: Carol at September 12, 2015 01:44 AM (NIBF6)



Send an email to Maet (no hurry, he won't be back until next week). He did an upgrade to TB3K, courtesy of someone unnamed, and it may need tuning. I'm glad to see you, though -- how are your roses? We only have a few, in pots, and it's a challenge to keep 'em watered just right with the restrictions.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

605 Guess who's going to be here, with my crazy ass, next week?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:45 AM (zyIlW)


A toast to both of you, may you find much happiness.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 01:50 AM (UQGss)

606 Heh GGE,

Only if he doesn't strangle me first.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:50 AM (zyIlW)

607 Head cheese when I was in the Navy was Elmo Zumwalt. He let us have beards.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 01:51 AM (W5DcG)

608 606 Heh GGE,

Only if he doesn't strangle me first.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:50 AM (zyIlW)



The both of you need to be careful you don't break something you might want later.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 01:52 AM (EzgxV)

609 Breaking things isn't all that bad

Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 12, 2015 01:53 AM (zyIlW)

610 So sorry about your aunt, mpfs. At least you have the peace of knowing that she's at peace now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2015 01:55 AM (75uvI)

611 Be well all. To be honest this 9/11 stuff takes a toll on me.

I'm dragging the doggies up to bed and I have to work but Jules can deal w/ these azzholes tomorrow.

You guys rock.

Posted by: Farmer at September 12, 2015 01:56 AM (o/90i)

612 Mortality pretty much sucks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2015 01:56 AM (75uvI)

613 Mortality pretty much sucks.

Posted by: Cicero
****

Death is terribly wasteful.
Imagine what Tesla could have done with another 50 years.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 02:00 AM (hVdx9)

614 Mortality pretty much sucks.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Ever try immortality?

Posted by: Immortal being at September 12, 2015 02:00 AM (W5DcG)

615 SMFH!!
I can't guess! Of course I can.
Who said my Texas friend is crazy? I'll beat them with my 91 lb. crazy bitch my colde brother used to tell people about & I thought it started when I has to be my Alzheimer's stricken, Thank God, late Mother.
He said I've always been a little crazy one &'expected me to literally to kill someone one day.

I've toned it down but am still scary? I don't know why. I'm tiny & hands are so weak my roommate has to cut my fingernails

Posted by: Carol at September 12, 2015 02:00 AM (NIBF6)

616 607 Head cheese when I was in the Navy was Elmo Zumwalt. He let us have beards.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 12, 2015 01:51 AM (W5DcG)



My language parser was permanently damaged when I was in High School, taking 3rd-year High School Spanish; 2nd Semester college German; and Advanced-Placement High School Speech simultaneously. So I got diverted to http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-58676521/ stock-photo-traditional-sausage-headcheese -on-wooden-background.html ?src=UDOP7XGPQY-0_XVAObd-FA-1-7

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

617 Mortality pretty much sucks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2015 01:56 AM (75uvI)



Yup, gets us all in the end. My only request is that I live long enough to anticipate it.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 02:00 AM (UQGss)

618 614 Mortality pretty much sucks.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Ever try immortality?

-----

I'm game. Does someone need to paint my picture first?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2015 02:01 AM (75uvI)

619 Alas, I'd stay up n' visit a while longer.

But I've got a few days of work to do, in order to prepare to receive guests.

So many guns to clean. So many.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 12, 2015 02:05 AM (McRlu)

620 Imagine what Tesla could have done with another 50 years.
Posted by: Mr. Crewstape
----------------

Built cars?

But seriously, Tesla, like many highly intelligent people, had a couple of screws loose. It's not at all unusual, and often distracts them from broad achievement.

I think Tesla may have had more than a couple of screws loose.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at September 12, 2015 02:06 AM (9mTYi)

621 But seriously, Tesla, like many highly intelligent people, had a couple of screws loose. It's not at all unusual, and often distracts them from broad achievement.

------

Screws loose? Read up on Isaac Newton.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2015 02:07 AM (75uvI)

622
You know what's better than temporary immortality?
- Unsolicited, shameless, self-absorption aided along by Jim Beam.







Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 02:07 AM (l2dSQ)

623 12/12 on the science test but depended on cooking rather than physics for the boiling question. Cheated.

I'm a particle man myself. This wave propagating through aether crap is bullshytt.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at September 12, 2015 02:09 AM (uPxUo)

624 I'm a particle man myself. This wave propagating through aether crap is bullshytt.

---------

May your wavefunction never collapse.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2015 02:10 AM (75uvI)

625
Particle man. Particle man. Doing the things a particle can.
What's he like? It's not important. Nobody knows. Particle man.

- They Might Be Giants. From their album _Flood_. - 1990?


Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 02:11 AM (l2dSQ)

626
Wait, yes, that's right.
"It's a brand new album from 1990. They Might Be Giants brand new album FLOOD."




Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 02:13 AM (l2dSQ)

627 A mix of both (continued coping) + (settling down) would be ideal, I think.

I miss my ONT interactions. *sniff*

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:20 AM (RXfvh)

628 Was worried the science test would be like that Thai 7th grade math test (or whatever it was) that I never figured out. The only one that I didn't know immediately was the boiling water. Had to do some math in my head before getting that one right as well. Just general knowledge stuff of various types of science. I'm not worried at all about the country, I prefer Adam Smith and specialization over general knowledge. Let everyone get 2 or 3 right but be experts in those fields.

Posted by: doug at September 12, 2015 02:21 AM (sDKri)

629

By the way, mortality is precisely what gives "immortality" meaning.

Just as most anyone can easily comprehend the "infinite". To be sure:

Do you have a basic understanding of what it means for something to be finite?
Oh, good, you do. Well just apply the concept of negation to the finite and you immediately comprehend the infinite.

["scare' quote usage - or lack thereof - is as exactly intended/and-or/shown]




Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 02:24 AM (l2dSQ)

630 To the memory of those who passed......you are not forgotten.

Posted by: Helix at September 12, 2015 02:25 AM (K92tR)

631 627 A mix of both (continued coping) + (settling down) would be ideal, I think.

I miss my ONT interactions. *sniff*

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:20 AM (RXfvh)



Yeah, the trolls are reeking up the place tonight.




Here's wishing you luck on that work/life balance thing! And noting that having too many demands on your time is far from the worst thing that could be happening to you.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 02:26 AM (EzgxV)

632 Oh, and 11/12 on the science quiz. I overthought the water boiling question, which I realized immediately after answering it.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:28 AM (RXfvh)

633 Indeed! I am rarely bored, so there is that.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:29 AM (RXfvh)

634 620,621: Tesla??

https://youtu.be/l2q_-xN2N54

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 02:31 AM (zBP81)

635
Piercello @ # 627:

I don't know what your precise reference is there.

But you provide a most endearing image/notion of an affectionate pooch readying a familiar nap-spot before settling into it as he resigns himself to modally longing for his companion / caretaker.




Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 02:32 AM (l2dSQ)

636 "Our political class has forgotten every lesson learned from 9/11."

Then why am I still getting groped at the airport, and treated with more respect by Russian border officials (as a US Citizens) than I am when pulled over by local law enforcement?

Posted by: shadowofashade at September 12, 2015 02:32 AM (xMxDs)

637 I'm back. Got some dinner. Is it just me or is Korean BBQ basically halfway between mild barbeque sauce and Teriyaki flavor?

Anyway. I think Trump has finally jumped the shark. Read that today he attached a baby chick because, according to the Donald, it was calling him "cheap."

And it's only a matter of time before a certain increasingly desperate inevitable female candidate starts up her charm offensive for younger voters. Who's up for watching HRC get her twerk moves up on stage, yo!?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2015 02:35 AM (ntObR)

638 Sorry, hate 9/11. It is my niece's birthday, and her brother's is 12/7. So, the disaster kids.

Went bowling, in true Lebowski fashion. Sometimes, it is the best response.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 12, 2015 02:41 AM (+YMhA)

639 Tesla was a shitty businessman, but was a super genius.

Chose to do a paper on him in college. He was faaaar ahead of his time.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 02:42 AM (hVdx9)

640 Scored 9/12 on the science quiz.

I new i is smart!

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2015 02:42 AM (ntObR)

641 Trump jumped the shark?
Humped the shark perhaps...

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 02:43 AM (hVdx9)

642 635
Piercello @ # 627:

I don't know what your precise reference is there.

But you provide a most endearing image/notion of an affectionate pooch readying a familiar nap-spot before settling into it as he resigns himself to modally longing for his companion / caretaker.


Heh.

I have just splashed into a new community, and once I finish making initial connections and introductions I very much hope to find I have made space in which I can take familiar and much-needed naps! I am a professional cellist, so networking is essential, especially here in a new community at the start of music season. No rest for the wicked, or the sinister in my case. Yet.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:44 AM (RXfvh)

643 585 Where all the white snakes at?
Posted by: Sheriff Bert at September 12, 2015 01:33 AM (W5DcG)

With me.

Posted by: Tawny Kitaen at September 12, 2015 02:44 AM (Vm8WO)

644 642 635
Piercello @ # 627:

I don't know what your precise reference is there.

But you provide a most endearing image/notion of an affectionate pooch readying a familiar nap-spot before settling into it as he resigns himself to modally longing for his companion / caretaker.


Heh.

I have just splashed into a new community, and once I finish making initial connections and introductions I very much hope to find I have made space in which I can take familiar and much-needed naps! I am a professional cellist, so networking is essential, especially here in a new community at the start of music season. No rest for the wicked, or the sinister in my case. Yet.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:44 AM (RXfvh)




You're left-handed?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 02:45 AM (EzgxV)

645 624
May your wavefunction never collapse.

So, does that mean I have unrealized potential?

Stupid phone battery has no potential!

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at September 12, 2015 02:47 AM (uPxUo)

646 I am!!!

But I play my cello the way everyone else does. The collisions would be expensive otherwise, as we share stands. Bow tips are expensive, whether cross- or long-.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:48 AM (RXfvh)

647 I also scored 12/12 on the science test....and, yes, it's annoying when you have to psych yourself into the test-maker's position -- like with the "nuclear = uranium" question. It's the "rightest" of the available options, but you feel stupider for having answered the question.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 02:50 AM (EzgxV)

648 643;585: https://youtu.be/ujnH4yNqL8E

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 02:50 AM (zBP81)

649 Why I'm Here: https://youtu.be/4yCVzTjkuUM (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2015 02:50 AM (YJmuy)

650 646 I am!!!

But I play my cello the way everyone else does. The collisions would be expensive otherwise, as we share stands. Bow tips are expensive, whether cross- or long-.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:48 AM (RXfvh)



Badly?



I thought you were a pro.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

651 649 Why I'm Here: https://youtu.be/4yCVzTjkuUM (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2015 02:50 AM (YJmuy)



I always figured that, like the rest of us, you're here because you ain't all there.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

652 Cooth, you oughtta check out the pics in the link in my nic. I now hove a lathe that goes back to the Elder days.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:53 AM (RXfvh)

653
Hey, cthulu @ comment # 631:

I think once upon a time (in late 2014) I managed to get myself banned by engaging in a verbal sparring match with you. (Then I was known as _Dave_.)
I might be wrong; but I think it was probably true that it was you with whom I was exchanging rough comments.

I'm pretty sure I made a conscious decisions NOT to look back at that comments-thread because I was too frustrated to do so.
But whether it was you or someone else: I was most definitely very drunk at the time. But stupid drunkenness is no excuse.

Well, I happen to be fairly buzzed tonight too. (But thank goodness I am not knee-walking drunk like I was the time before.)

Anyway, regardless of what you (or somebody else) said that night, I don't imagine I would have gotten myself banned had I not said something _way over the top_ and inexcusably ugly.
So based upon this fair but general assumption on my part: I say that I am sorry for being a dick.

Hopefully this overdue concession of mine will not be mistaken for any kind of ass-kissing.

But I strongly suspect it won't.




Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 02:54 AM (l2dSQ)

654 Sorry, hate 9/11. It is my niece's birthday, and her brother's is 12/7. So, the disaster kids.



Went bowling, in true Lebowski fashion. Sometimes, it is the best response.

Posted by: tcn in AK at September 12, 2015 02:41 AM (+YMhA)



It was my niece's birthday as well. She is 20 this year, oh boy.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 02:55 AM (UQGss)

655 *throws a viola at Cthulhu*

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:55 AM (RXfvh)

656 Only a matter of time before this place erupted in violas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2015 02:56 AM (ntObR)

657 Heh. Penguins of Madagascar.

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 02:57 AM (UQGss)

658 OK, so I think I'm ready for sleep now. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Kilted Horde, NC Chapter at September 12, 2015 02:57 AM (UQGss)

659 656 Only a matter of time before this place erupted in violas.
Posted by: qdpsteve
------------
Leave the heavy lifting to Muldoon, Steve...

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 02:59 AM (gTnYz)

660 Well, it was either that or sax and violins, and I didn't want this family blog to lose its G-string rating.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:59 AM (RXfvh)

661
Hello Piercello,

Three things.

One, my lefty-girlfriend (yes the left-right conflict is nearly constant source of frustration between us) is a flutist.

Two, you wouldn't by chance be living in the Tidewater area?

Three, you wouldn't by chance be into "New Music"?







Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:00 AM (l2dSQ)

662 I have actually done a lot of "New Music," and I have done time in that area, but these days I am found about 1200 miles further west.

New Music is definitely subject to Sturgeon's Law.

"90% of _everything_ is crap."

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:03 AM (RXfvh)

663 So who gets the trophy tonight, I wonder?

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:03 AM (RXfvh)

664 now?

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:04 AM (RXfvh)

665 or now?

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:05 AM (RXfvh)

666 ha!

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:05 AM (RXfvh)

667 Even an evil **** like me won't date a lefty woman.
I prefer to keep mental illness out of the bloodline.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:06 AM (hVdx9)

668 https://youtu.be/8IMn4c4MwM0

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 03:07 AM (zBP81)

669 653
Hey, cthulu @ comment # 631:

I think once upon a time (in late 2014) I managed to get myself banned by engaging in a verbal sparring match with you. (Then I was known as _Dave_.)
I might be wrong; but I think it was probably true that it was you with whom I was exchanging rough comments.

I'm pretty sure I made a conscious decisions NOT to look back at that comments-thread because I was too frustrated to do so.
But whether it was you or someone else: I was most definitely very drunk at the time. But stupid drunkenness is no excuse.

Well, I happen to be fairly buzzed tonight too. (But thank goodness I am not knee-walking drunk like I was the time before.)

Anyway, regardless of what you (or somebody else) said that night, I don't imagine I would have gotten myself banned had I not said something _way over the top_ and inexcusably ugly.
So based upon this fair but general assumption on my part: I say that I am sorry for being a dick.

Hopefully this overdue concession of mine will not be mistaken for any kind of ass-kissing.

But I strongly suspect it won't.




Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 02:54 AM (l2dSQ)




You have to remember, this is Ace's place.....and, as such, it is run on principles of Christian forgiveness and redemption the likes of which you won't find at other blogs. This is especially ironic in that Ace portrays himself as a secular atheist. Then, again, he's also managed to ban himself on his own blog.




And it's not like I have never been drunk here or struck-out in anger. When you feel "at-home", you sometimes forget the politeness expected of guests.



If The Powers That Be have let you back on, I hold no grudge. Be welcome and jape with us. The management, staff, and cobs are open to honest repentance and redemption. If you've snuck back in.....it's coming, and the sooner the better -- because you have not demonstrated such repentance and redemption.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:09 AM (EzgxV)

670 Flautist?

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 03:09 AM (gTnYz)

671 https://youtu.be/CF9jubKjVAk

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2015 03:10 AM (zBP81)

672 >>>No rest for the wicked, or the sinister in my case. Yet.
Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:44 AM (RXfvh) September 12, 2015 02:44 AM (
---
You're left-handed?

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 03:10 AM (qSQG+)

673 655 *throws a viola at Cthulhu*

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 02:55 AM (RXfvh)



Wasn't it you who posted the video about some redneck insisting that real men played strings under their chins?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:11 AM (EzgxV)

674
Piercello @ comment # 662,

I agree with Sturgeon's notion that 90% of _EVERYTHING_ is crap.
Actually, I might disagree. - That seems a low ball.

Nonetheless, my expert-flutist girlfriend is ALWAYS in search of fellow musicians in Hampton Roads who are into New Music.
I don't pretend to be truly familiar with the genre. But I stay on lookout for opportunities for her. She seeks fellow travelers like I can't emphasize.

As a former member of the Hampton Road's community, if you have ANY leads: they would be so VERY appreciated.

Thanks.




Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:11 AM (l2dSQ)

675 Dioxyde- Scent of Flesh

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nqopaod

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:11 AM (hVdx9)

676 I am!

(And did I correctly catch that Emmie = Mindy?)

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:12 AM (RXfvh)

677 667 Even an evil **** like me won't date a lefty woman.
I prefer to keep mental illness out of the bloodline.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:06 AM (hVdx9)



I thought you were married.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:14 AM (EzgxV)

678 I always figured that, like the rest of us, you're here because you ain't all there.

Anyone who's met me knows that.

As the good Sergeant used to say, "Boy, you just ain't right."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2015 03:14 AM (YJmuy)

679 676
Yes, correct, but sshhhhhh.
Go back to any recent ONT for a simple explanation for the change.

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 03:15 AM (gTnYz)

680 673

I was indeed! The villain in question was Evil Roy Slade:

"Take that fiddle out from between you legs and put it up under your chin where it belongs! That ain't decent."

Encouragement provided by Mr. Slade's revolvers.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:15 AM (RXfvh)

681 Yes, Piercello, you have recognized me despite my disguise.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 03:16 AM (qSQG+)

682 676 I am!

(And did I correctly catch that Emmie = Mindy?)

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:12 AM (RXfvh)



Emmie is the new Mindy, 'cause folks who think our Mindy might be their Mindy are likely approaching.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:16 AM (EzgxV)

683
Cthulu @ 669,

Good blessings to you (even if we should happen to scrape again) whether it again be my sin or not.

I too believe in the principles of Christian forgiveness and redemption.







Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:17 AM (l2dSQ)

684 I thought you were married.

Posted by: cthulhu

****

Engaged to a non-political woman.
Better than I deserve, really.
I have dated a women on the left.
Wish I had not.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:18 AM (hVdx9)

685 "Take that fiddle out from between you legs and put it up under your chin where it belongs! That ain't decent."

https://youtu.be/tD1Cl1L8WFQ

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2015 03:18 AM (YJmuy)

686 Well, this Emmie/Mindy is up way past a decent bedtime. I will bid you all a pleasant morrow.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2015 03:19 AM (qSQG+)

687
Chi @ comment # 670,

She prefers flutist over "flautist" because she (and other of her fellow flutists) think that that flautist sounds pretentious.





Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:19 AM (l2dSQ)

688 Thanks, Chi.

Oooops. 8-)

Thanks again to whoever it was that described using "Minx" along with whatever search term you are looking for, if you want to find old blog stuff for the site.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:20 AM (RXfvh)

689 687
Chi @ comment # 670,

She prefers flutist over "flautist" because she (and other of her fellow flutists) think that that flautist sounds pretentious.





Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:19 AM (l2dSQ)




On the scale between flutist and flatus, flautist is halfway.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:21 AM (EzgxV)

690 Blanco FTW!

"What are ya doin', ya dumb, love of my life?"

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:22 AM (RXfvh)

691 Ever have your own gun waved in your face? Not terribly fun.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:23 AM (hVdx9)

692

#689,

Crude. But pretty damn funny. Could laugh out loud because she's fast asleep - snoring and farting like I should be.





Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:24 AM (l2dSQ)

693 Good night, Emmie!

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:25 AM (RXfvh)

694 And to the rest of you as well. Glad to drop in again for a bit.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:26 AM (RXfvh)

695
Besides, I doubt the flute can hit the lower register to qualify for flatulence.



Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:26 AM (l2dSQ)

696 689,

Crude. But pretty damn funny. Could laugh out loud because she's fast asleep - snoring and farting like I should be.







Posted by: Trump Super-Fan
****

Don't fart out loud....just keep it inside...

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:26 AM (hVdx9)

697
Have a good night and take care, Piercello.


Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:27 AM (l2dSQ)

698 good evening from the west coast - anyone still awake? what's the issue?

Posted by: Vertov at September 12, 2015 03:27 AM (rRr9n)

699 688 Thanks, Chi.

Oooops. 8-)

Thanks again to whoever it was that described using "Minx" along with whatever search term you are looking for, if you want to find old blog stuff for the site.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:20 AM (RXfvh)




It's actually worse than that -- some comments are in acecomments.mu.nu, some are in minx.cc, and some are at port 1080. When Joffen's sister Sarah cornered me, I was very impressed by the way she navigated through the intentionally half-broken wreckage of the Ace archives. I wish she could have stayed and healed along with us -- there could have been a great deal of support -- but I also understand why she could not.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

700
696, my brother once said I was too easily amused.

You, Mr. Screwtape, have proved his point too easily!








Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:29 AM (l2dSQ)

701
696:

"...and remember to HOLD YOUR BREATH."



Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:31 AM (l2dSQ)

702 696, my brother once said I was too easily amused.

You, Mr. Screwtape, have proved his point too easily!










Posted by: Trump Super-Fan
****

If I entertain I am flattered. I post here for fun.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:32 AM (hVdx9)

703 Goodnight folks. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2015 03:34 AM (ntObR)

704
I'm off to bed to bed.

G'night Cthulu Mr. Screwtape.

And much thanks.







Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:35 AM (l2dSQ)

705 700
696, my brother once said I was too easily amused.

You, Mr. Screwtape, have proved his point too easily!








Posted by: Trump Super-Fan at September 12, 2015 03:29 AM (l2dSQ)



Incidentally, I know of no particular reason to be certain that Trump Super-Fan, Crewstape, and Vertov aren't actually the same person, especially with the deleted post from ANOTHER n00b about "puppet master".

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:35 AM (EzgxV)

706 Ever have your own gun waved in your face? Not terribly fun.

Sort of an "Ithyphallic Eidolon", or something else?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2015 03:36 AM (YJmuy)

707 And I see someone gets the Screwtape ref.

Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:37 AM (hVdx9)

708 One more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGuhv8ls_D8

Evil Roy himself, in the scene in question.

Right, good night. THis time, I mean it.

Posted by: Piercello at September 12, 2015 03:38 AM (RXfvh)

709 Don't know if anyone cares, but ....

My local PBS station just finished re-airing Ken Burns "The Civil War" in its original form - 7 episodes in 5 nights. I'm as disgusted as anyone with what's going on today, but - watching the story of the war 150 years ago - gives one pause.

If there's anyone who hasn't seen this series - grab your kids and spouse and watch it over the course of five nights or a week. Immerse yourselves in the story. You'll be proud to be an American.

Posted by: Vertov at September 12, 2015 03:39 AM (rRr9n)

710 Russia developing underwater drone submarine to deliver megaton nuclear weapon

http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/09/russia-developing-underwater-drone.html

Posted by: The Megaton Hat at September 12, 2015 03:41 AM (P11N5)

711 Cooth, I am also known as Tilikum Killer Assault Whale.
Crewstape is a thinly veiled play upon Screwtape.

After years of fighting lefties I decided to have fun posting which is why I came here.


Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:42 AM (hVdx9)

712 711 Cooth, I am also known as Tilikum Killer Assault Whale.
Crewstape is a thinly veiled play upon Screwtape.

After years of fighting lefties I decided to have fun posting which is why I came here.


Posted by: Mr. Crewstape at September 12, 2015 03:42 AM (hVdx9)




Sometimes it seems that the regulars are outnumbered by the trolls, and half the posts are trolls talking to each other.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:46 AM (EzgxV)

713 Cooth, after what happened to you I do not blame you for being careful.

I try to be careful myself as a result.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 03:51 AM (hVdx9)

714 Russia developing underwater drone submarine to deliver megaton nuclear weapon

http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/09/russia-developing-underwater-drone.html

Posted by: The Megaton Hat
****

Huh? What?
There's something about Kim Kradashian's ass on tv!

Posted by: Millennial at September 12, 2015 03:52 AM (hVdx9)

715 713 Cooth, after what happened to you I do not blame you for being careful.

I try to be careful myself as a result.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 03:51 AM (hVdx9)




I'm a CPA from way back -- I started out being paranoid. I'm well past that now.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 12, 2015 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

716 Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you...

Posted by: Chi at September 12, 2015 03:59 AM (gTnYz)

717 Better safe than sorry.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 04:03 AM (hVdx9)

718 Ever have your own gun waved in your face? Not terribly fun.

Sort of an "Ithyphallic Eidolon", or something else?
****
You pretty much nailed it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 12, 2015 04:04 AM (hVdx9)

719 Night all

Here is "Hitohira No Hanabira" by Stereopony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYV-XJdzupY

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 12, 2015 04:10 AM (P11N5)

720 No, it don't belong here: https://youtu.be/WR51ucoY77w (sfw)

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 12, 2015 04:18 AM (YJmuy)

721 Nil Butron is a pud.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2015 05:52 AM (GdFQh)

722 I made it, but that's not a good thing.
Good morning horde

Posted by: skip at September 12, 2015 05:56 AM (elU2t)

723 Why doesn't someone float the notion that, if our soldiers cannot be armed to defend themselves, maybe our "betters" in Congress and the White House shouldn't have armed security, either? I mean, what has happened more often since the Age of Obama the Traitor? More soldiers being attacked in non-combat areas, or more politicians?

Seems fair to disarm the security of the political class to me!

Posted by: acethepug at September 12, 2015 06:19 AM (RHPFv)

724 12/12

Posted by: dogfish at September 12, 2015 07:13 AM (jWtyG)

725 302 rickl,
I got 12 out of 12.
Depends on the woman.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at September 11, 2015 11:37 PM (zyIlW)



Interesting, but irrelevant to his point, which was statistical, and hence not referent to any one woman.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 12, 2015 09:32 PM (oKE6c)

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