Overnight Open Thread (12-16-2015)

Quote of the Day I

Barack Obama wanted America to learn from Europe's soft-power approach. But while Europeans are loath to admit it, they know that European soft power often doesn't work either - and that it is a luxury that they could afford only because America's hard power always loomed in the background. And when they dropped the ball, America would pick it up.

And therein lies the lesson to our American friends who seemingly want to become less involved and more European: There is no second America to back you up when you drop the ball.

-- Clemens Wergin

Quote of the Day II

In any case, it's 2015. We're at war in Afghanistan, war in Iraq, helped destabilize Libya and Syria, have seen the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, have no ability to vet visitors and entrants to the country or otherwise protect our borders, and have no coherent strategy for dealing with ISIS. We have a president who actually claims that climate deals are a good way to fight ISIS, and a press that treats this as a reasonable claim to make.

Must be nice to be a Democratic president.

-- Mollie Hemingway

Quote of the Day III - Classic Edition

The beheadings, it's an abhorrent act, don't misunderstand me. But what about the British in Malaya in the 1950s?

-- Mustafa Abu Yusuf, spokesman for the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah Association of Australia

Why Did Paris and San Bernardino Affect People So Deeply?

There are other reasons those later attacks struck more deeply at the heart and soul of Europe and America and the West. Prior to 9/11, if you were to quiz 100 people on the street, perhaps only one or two would have heard of Al Qaeda or would know anything about it. But by the time of the Friday the 13th attacks and of San Bernardino, the vast majority of people in the West had come to know much more about ISIS and exactly how bloodthirsty and savage its members could be. ISIS coming to Europe and America was something greatly feared because of this knowledge.

In addition, not long before these attacks occurred, the West had been rocked by a massive influx of so-called "refugees" from Syria-home of ISIS-and the concomitant fears about who they were and why they were on the move from the relative safety of their refugee camps in Turkey and other Muslim countries. Europeans and Americans feel helpless in the face of their leaders' failure to protect them, or to even acknowledge there might be something wrong with accepting all these refugees at this point.

In short, they-and we-feel vulnerable, unacknowledged, not listened to, betrayed, and literally disarmed in the face of a hidden enemy that has been revealed to have been as ruthless and bloodthirsty as the villains in a terrible nightmare. Only this nightmare is real.
The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.

-- Thomas Hobbes

The Inevitable Doom of Mankind in a Single Chart!!!

Everything in your life must be re-arranged to head off this clearly imminent catastrophe.

Global-2-copy

Maybe Not Completely Worthless: ACLU Defends 2A Rights in No-Fly List Suit

Top. Men. of ICE and the 0.00002%

Enforcement theater.

Thing is, though, it's not the agency that looks pathetic. It's the political leadership. Dear readers, ICE Special Agents sent us this link, which is burning through their ranks like an hollow charge jet.

What they want you to know is that they would be arresting more of these crumbs, every single one they could lay hands on (and that's a very large number), and shipping them back to the hell holes that spawned them faster than you could say Jack Robinson, if, and it is a big "if," their leadership would let them.

The ICE/HSI and ICE/ERO agents and officers who made those busts in Pennsylvania and NJ, which bagged the 39 (mostly violent) criminals, some of whom were armed on apprehension?

They got reprimanded for enforcing the law and violating the policies set by Sarah Saldańa, her boss Jeh Johnson, and his boss.

Yes, the same agency issued a press release about crimefighting to the public, whilst issuing reprimands to the actual crime fighters in its ranks. The violent criminals? They are more likely to be released than to be deported, at this juncture.

Tingles Angry About Question on Tingles Up His Leg

"Go to Hell!" he explained.

Actor Terrence Howard Believes 1 x 1 = 2, So He Created His Own Language, Will Rock the Universe With the Truth of Terryology

Terryology goes back to Howard's college days. The future actor was studying chemical engineering at Pratt - but dropped out when he realized that he fundamentally disagreed with his professors about the basics of math. The argument focused on the simple equation of one times one.

"How can it equal one?" Howard asked Rolling Stone, and the universe. "If one times one equals one that means that two is of no value because one times itself has no effect. One times one equals two because the square root of four is two, so what's the square root of two? Should be one, but we're told it's two, and that cannot be."

But as his acting career has dwindled due to 'personal issues', he has focused on his one-man mathematical revolution. Which involves magnets and shit.

So he focused his attention on Terryology, devoting up to 17 hours a day to cutting up wires and plastic to form building-block-like contraptions he believes will bring truth to the universe. He's created his own symbols so no one can steal his ideas; patents are involved.

"This is the last century that our children will ever have been taught that one times one is one," he told Rolling Stone. "They won't have to grow up in ignorance. Twenty years from now, they'll know that one times one equals two. We're about to show a new truth. The true universal math. And the proof is in these pieces. I have created the pieces that make up the motion of the universe. together."

So suck it Riemann and Euclid. Terry is coming for you.

People Terrence Howard

Just How Old Is Vladimir Putin?

vladvamputin

Metalworker Has Had It Up to Here With Dumbass 9/11 Truthers and Their Jerkoff Metallurgical Theories

Your argument is invalid.

But the YouTube Truther retards struck back with these rebuttal rebutters:

youtubeidiot1

youtubeidiot2

Assortative Mating is Returning to Gilded Age Levels

gildedage34

"Strong koshi, fair-skinned, chubby, just like my wife"

sanukiudon12

5 Steps to a Better Ewe

When asked why his DNA was later found in the victim's vaginal swabs, the accused claimed he had accidentally fallen on the girl as she was trying to seduce him.

A Maid's Outfit, a Chastity Belt, and a Dog Collar Walk Into a Hotel Room

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The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by Peewee, Rodney, and Roth:

HermanDangerfieldRoth 

Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Let me be very clear about this: the dumpster is not a toy.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 10:41 PM




Comments

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1 Um, hello?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 10:46 PM (WytdC)

2 Doh! Too busy at my other two open tabs!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 10:47 PM (DLIIY)

3 Howdy ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 16, 2015 10:47 PM (szEUw)

4 Ho Lee Fuck.


First on a thread in like so long.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 10:47 PM (WytdC)

5 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 10:47 PM (voOPb)

6 Even then, came in second. Woohoo!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 10:47 PM (DLIIY)

7 Yay! Pee Wee Herman!

Posted by: otho at December 16, 2015 10:48 PM (EWg9n)

8 Top ten. Woot.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2015 10:48 PM (gyKtp)

9 Vlad may be immortal.


We may need to prepare for that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 10:49 PM (WytdC)

10 Math is hard. For actors.

Posted by: huerfano at December 16, 2015 10:49 PM (NSb9d)

11 great ONT

Posted by: @votermom at December 16, 2015 10:49 PM (cbfNE)

12
Math is hard. For actors.
-------
And politicians.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 16, 2015 10:50 PM (9iR5/)

13 I'm glad the dumpster is not a toy. It's my future urn and man cave

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 10:50 PM (voOPb)

14 This overnight thread is one micro-aggression after another.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 16, 2015 10:50 PM (ILoaF)

15 Putin is like Walter Jameson.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734588/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_165

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 16, 2015 10:50 PM (FkBIv)

16 @10 Math is hard for actors, yes. And they are idiots. With room temperature IQs.

Posted by: IC at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (+3RH+)

17 And, I'm out of phone battery & ginger ale - this bourbon & cranberry will have to work for the night.
G'night.

Oh, and, MH - I tried to say hi last thread, but got no love...

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (SjhNN)

18 Herman, Dangerfield, Roth...at the same place and time.


That's like whack.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (WytdC)

19 Howdy, y'all!!!




Gnurl, gnurl, gnurl your work


Gently with a lathe


Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily....


[errrr] Don't forget to bathe!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (EzgxV)

20 But the YouTube Truther retards struck back with these rebuttal rebutter



Cleopatra, Kim, and Shelly.


I say nothing. But I do propose that you not be allowed to vote if you can't parallel park for shit.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (oKE6c)

21 My internet was out for several hours and just came back on for the ONT
Now that damn cable is out
Small town phone companies ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (voOPb)

22 I'll wager that this here Thread will last completely Over Night.

Shot o' bourbon for the win!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (McRlu)

23 And here's another CAGW chart that's worth a look-see:
https://twitter.com/tan123/status/677257339481620480

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (DLIIY)

24 "Math is hard. For actors."


I'm not even an actor and I'm like WTH.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 10:52 PM (WytdC)

25 26th!!!!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 10:52 PM (YLidQ)

26 @17 hello

Sorry about that. I passed out early last nite.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 10:52 PM (voOPb)

27 Someone probably keeps sending Vlad back from the future in an cobbled-together time machine. We should get Madeleine Stowe on the case.

Posted by: Army of the Twelve Monkeys at December 16, 2015 10:53 PM (dbDB8)

28 Damnit!!!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 10:53 PM (YLidQ)

29 Let me take this ONT opportunity to denounce the toilet tyranny of the federal Leviathan. The damn things are now 1.28 gallons per flush. I had to set a damn new toilet for my parents today. The old one, well, it was time for a new one. The old one (which we replaced about 10 years ago) had a smaller base somehow. The tile floor in their old bathroom was kind of uneven (it's been refloored several times since it was built in 1960) and that thing was always sort of rickety.

It wouldn't stay tight. My father, bless his 88 year old, decided to tighten the bolts up, and one broke on him. And so I had a job to do. God, I hate working with shitters. Had to clean all the nasty old wax out and the mess underneath and all that.

At any rate, the only toilets they had available were just 1.28 gpf. I don't know about that at all. But the new one I got, with my mother picking the one she wanted out with my veto had a big enough base that it won't be rickety, hopefully.

Anyway, after all that mess, I got it finished and working by 7PM. And with my stupid arthritis, I'm going to be paying for it for the next day or two. But it had to be done, and fast.

But, may the bathroom tyrants rot in hell, and our useless "small government" Republicans can't even repeal that shit, and it gets worse. Hell, in 5 years, the mandate may be 1qt per flush.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 10:53 PM (dvuhZ)

30 Federal Law Enforcement agents are reprimanded by their superiors for enforcing the law.

That is stunning.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 10:53 PM (BPgj1)

31 Evenin' horde.

Fighting the first cold I had in a long time...

...but at least I'm not one of the 6 million 'pimple porn' viewers.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 10:53 PM (9jeGC)

32 is this the star war thread? yet?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 10:54 PM (WTSFk)

33 Terryology all he needs now is some shrimp actor and some followers. Look out scinentology

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 10:54 PM (voOPb)

34 I don't understand politics at times. Well all times really.
Trump is leading in most all polls yet twitter is ablaze with the upcoming Rubio/Cruz fight. And I'm like eh? Shouldn't that be the upcoming Trump/Cruz fight? Are they expecting Trump to disappear by ignoring him?

Posted by: IC at December 16, 2015 10:55 PM (+3RH+)

35 >>Hell, in 5 years, the mandate may be 1qt per flush.


Nah, no way. It'll be 0 qt/flush. The Reds and eco-nuts are working us back to outhouses.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 10:55 PM (oKE6c)

36 what up ont

catching up on today's NXT special from london and trying to make some damn hole but the formation just doesn't want to comply

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 16, 2015 10:55 PM (2t2oo)

37 Holy cats, get a look at the jacket that Diamond Dave is wearing.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 10:56 PM (noWW6)

38 Publius, you are a fine son. I envy you, not the arthritis but the fact you have folks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 10:56 PM (voOPb)

39 ONT? Is it that late already? Guess I won't watch that episode of Hopalong Cassady I've got cued up. Fun show, but... worst theme song ever!

From the Morning News Dump:
85 I suggested last night that if they zip tied kasichs hands he would be unable to speak
Posted by: ThunderB at December 16, 2015 09:51 AM


Relatedly, I give you:

Kung Fu Kasich - SUPERcuts! #264
from Washington Free Bacon (yum)
https://youtu.be/WPfLHNH1xUU

Now to read some content and comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - time is relative at December 16, 2015 10:57 PM (ACs58)

40 Maybe Vlad's real last name is Dracul

Posted by: @votermom at December 16, 2015 10:57 PM (cbfNE)

41 Federal Law Enforcement agents are reprimanded by their superiors for enforcing the law.

That is stunning.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma


Good thing the GOP is gonna put a stop to that.

Like real soon.

Any day now.

It could be even as soon as next decade.

Posted by: Seattle Sloopid at December 16, 2015 10:57 PM (9YDUz)

42 Terrence Howard should get together with Will Smith's son Jaden. He spouts some ridiculous nonsense too.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at December 16, 2015 10:57 PM (FQKBL)

43 Wonder how many toes terry has

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 10:57 PM (voOPb)

44 Ask Vic how old Putin is.

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 10:57 PM (MQEz6)

45 16 @10 Math is hard for actors, yes. And they are idiots. With room temperature IQs.
Posted by: IC at December 16, 2015 10:51 PM (+3RH+)




A staggering proportion of actors and actresses are high school dropouts. Now in the best case, they dropped out not because they were too stupid to graduate, but because they did a rational calculation of their interests, and realized that they were burning their limited shelf life in high school. That's certainly possible.


But I'm going with "they were too stupid to graduate."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (oKE6c)

46 Holy cats, get a look at the jacket that Diamond Dave is wearing.





Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 10:56 PM


Stylin'... *2 thumbs up*

Posted by: otho at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (EWg9n)

47 I, for one, welcome our global warming. If all the rain we have had in the last week or so had been snow, we'd be hip deep in snow right now.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (BPgj1)

48 i'm waiting for the star wars thread because i have something important to say...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (WTSFk)

49 It's gonna be zero quarts per flush.

You're gonna have to shove it down by hand, elbow deep.

And then to clean up, you've only got one square.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (McRlu)

50 21: Fuck cable

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (ucDmr)

51
32 is this the star war thread? yet?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 10:54 PM (WTSFk)

Massa musica jolly chimpa, dees a not da Anni film threda yets. Waits for aces-a looooong posta.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (9jeGC)

52 "Sorry about that. I passed out early last nite. "

Don't apologize. We know you need you're sleepy-time.

*Kick me in the ass back*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 10:59 PM (WytdC)

53 35 >>Hell, in 5 years, the mandate may be 1qt per flush.


Nah, no way. It'll be 0 qt/flush. The Reds and eco-nuts are working us back to outhouses.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 10:55 PM (oKE6c)
**
Only as an intermediate step, tovarish.... Then we go to pig-privies, and, when the kulaks shall have enriched themselves unjustly from sales of shit-fed swine, straight to coprophagia....

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 16, 2015 11:00 PM (/33sy)

54 >>And then to clean up, you've only got one square.


Sheryl Crow, Toilet Czar in the Hillary! Administration.


Raise the ante: ban feminine hygiene products. Use rags, like back in the old days. (And back to cloth diapers, too.) We'll split the ladies from the Democrat Party yet.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 11:00 PM (oKE6c)

55 35 >>Hell, in 5 years, the mandate may be 1qt per flush.


Nah, no way. It'll be 0 qt/flush. The Reds and eco-nuts are working us back to outhouses.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 10:55 PM (oKE6c)

Just remember to use the left hand like our new overlords.



*and why do I ever fucking update iOS. Gets shittier every damn time.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:00 PM (9jeGC)

56 I guess a blacksmith needs to explain multiplication to Mr. Howard.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 16, 2015 11:00 PM (/FOB4)

57 This is the Star Wars thread if you have spoilers.

Spill'm if you got'm.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 11:00 PM (BPgj1)

58 i'm waiting for the star wars thread because i have something important to say...
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (WTSFk)

****

*clang*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:01 PM (YLidQ)

59 *Splashes gaily about in the dumpster. Whee!*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2015 11:01 PM (gyKtp)

60 Yes, I seem to recall a crap-load of actors criticizing Bush 43 for being an idiot with a phoney degree turned out to be "high school only" grads.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:02 PM (DLIIY)

61 57 This is the Star Wars thread if you have spoilers.

Spill'm if you got'm.
Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 11:00 PM (BPgj1)

--

Stuff gets blown up

Posted by: @votermom at December 16, 2015 11:02 PM (cbfNE)

62 47 I, for one, welcome our global warming. If all the rain we have had in the last week or so had been snow, we'd be hip deep in snow right now.
Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (BPgj1)

Rivers here are flooded (NW WI) had the rain been snow I'm thinking armpit height

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:02 PM (voOPb)

63 56
I guess a blacksmith needs to explain multiplication to Mr. Howard.
-------
I've found that a quick slap upside the head with a three pound sledge works wonders.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 16, 2015 11:02 PM (9iR5/)

64 Wonder if they'll have us using our left hand to "wipe" or whatever the hell Allah and Mo mandate. Did you there is a whole shitting ritual a devout Muzzie is supposed to follow? He's got to face the right way, can't be shitting in the wrong direction, and then must utter a prayer to thank Allah for ridding him of the foul stuff, then get it all over his left hand.

Yes, I'm Islamophobic. But it's a rational fear, of course.

Anyway, that will probably be mandated before it's over.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 11:02 PM (dvuhZ)

65 " i'm waiting for the star wars thread because i have something important to say... "



Let 'er rip. You got a spoiler, do it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:03 PM (WytdC)

66 Hiya Chavez

Too boondocks have here to get over air signal. Cable or dish. It's bundled here at home with home office.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:03 PM (voOPb)

67 Job interview tomorrow horde!

Well, it's technically a sorta kinda promotion at the job I'm currently at. I still have to interview for it though

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:03 PM (R5HRU)

68 "At any rate, the only toilets they had available were just 1.28 gpf. I
don't know about that at all. But the new one I got, with my mother
picking the one she wanted out with my veto had a big enough base that
it won't be rickety, hopefully."

The real fun with these greeniac micro-flush toilets in an older building is when the waste plumbing, which was designed and laid out assuming a particular ratio of solids to liquids, locks up tight as a drum because due to the change, there are now far more solids relative to liquids than it anticipates. And yes, I have been there and done that.

By the way, this isn't just the waste plumbing in the housing which has this problem. Scum Scamfrisco has an ongoing and extremely expensive problem with its understreet waste mains, for exactly the same reason: mandated low-flow toilets.

"But, may the bathroom tyrants rot in hell, and
our useless 'small government' Republicans can't even repeal that shit,
and it gets worse. Hell, in 5 years, the mandate may be 1qt per flush."

Repeal that shit? They're active enablers. The last time that Republicans had control of the House, the Senate and the White House all at once, they took the opportunity to (among other things) remove from we serfs the ability to choose what sorts of light bulbs we would be permitted to buy. Party of small government, snort.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (noWW6)

69 This is the Star Wars thread if you have spoilers.
Spill'm if you got'm.


White girl is main character, black guy gets killed in the sequels, Han calls Leia "princess", Leia DESTROYS Han.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (6FqZa)

70 The first picture dated 1920, isn't Putin.

Look at the ears. Not Putin.

the 1941 pic is probably also not Putin but features are not clear due to helmet.

I would say that Vlad is in his 70-75. Which would put him and birth in the 40's.

Someone's been really trying very hard to stir up shit.

Maybe those other guys are relatives?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

71 Well, it's technically a sorta kinda promotion at the job I'm currently at. I still have to interview for it though
Posted by: thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:03 PM (R5HRU)

*****

Good luck!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (YLidQ)

72
>>And then to clean up, you've only got one square.

Left hand, or three stones, preferably smooth.

Posted by: Imans at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (T78UI)

73 " HE has erected a multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass out People, and eat out their substance."

1.28 gallons at a time

Posted by: Last at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (8HiDF)

74 Yes, I seem to recall a crap-load of actors criticizing Bush 43 for being an idiot with a phoney degree turned out to be "high school only" grads.
Posted by: andycanuck

Those dullards need to get educated.
Do you want whipped cream on that latte?

Posted by: M.A. in GenderQueer Poetry/Starbucks Barrista at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (/FOB4)

75 "Rivers here are flooded (NW WI) had the rain been snow I'm thinking armpit height"


Yo house, camp, near a river that close, MH?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (WytdC)

76 Dammit gnubreed you're playing in my final resting place

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (voOPb)

77 If one times one is two then one times two must be three.

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 11:05 PM (MQEz6)

78 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (6FqZa)

How do you know about the sequels?

BTW - Thanks MWNP!

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:05 PM (R5HRU)

79 Never use a sharp stick or a broken bone.

Posted by: Imans at December 16, 2015 11:05 PM (T78UI)

80 When the temperature is around 30 degrees, one inch of liquid precipitation would fall as 10 inches of snow -- assuming the storm is all snow.

But, the amount of moisture in each snowflake differs depending on the temperature changing the snow to rain ratio.

For example, our big December snowstorm occurred with temperatures closer to 25 degrees. During that storm the snow ratio was closer to 15 inches of snow to one inch of rain. We had 1.75 inches of "liquid equivalent," yet ended up with 23.2 inches of snow, not 17.5 inches of accumulation.

In fact, I took this into account when forecasting 15 to 25 inches from the Philadelphia area southward for the storm. We even showed a graphic on-air explaining those estimates.

We've had storms with snow closer to 20 degrees -- moving the snow ratio closer to 20 to one. And, when it's warmer (35 to 40 degrees), the ratio moves to 5:1.

Posted by: soledad o'brien's earpiece at December 16, 2015 11:06 PM (DLIIY)

81 MH @ 26
Nah, I meant last THREAD, not last night - I have kinda intentionally banned myself lately. Haven't been around for a while (excepT one ONT last week - I missed you by a bit).

L, Elle is hosting a lost dog tonight that I swear could pass for Dreamer. She posted a pic, but all is under control now, I think.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:06 PM (SjhNN)

82 "Well, it's technically a sorta kinda promotion at the job I'm currently at. I still have to interview for it though"


Don't fart.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:06 PM (WytdC)

83 there are certain types of people who once they get an idea in their head, just cannot admit being wrong. especially if they've made a big point of it all like say quit university over it.

Mr. Howard is wrong but it doesn't matter that he is.\

1x1 is still 1 no matter what he thinks. (I use the word thinks advisedly)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:07 PM (Xo1Rt)

84 "the only toilets they had available were just 1.28 gpf. "

Simple field expedient : keep a five gallon bucket in the shower, and keep it full of water. Flush and pour water out of the bucket to your satisfaction.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 11:07 PM (BPgj1)

85 That quote by Hobbes really throws things into relief. If a government can't - or won't - protect its citizenry, it is only fair to ask the question: What good is it, then?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 16, 2015 11:07 PM (HalrA)

86 "When asked why his DNA was later found in the victim's vaginal swabs, the accused claimed he had accidentally fallen on the girl as she was trying to seduce him."

Sure, sure, I know... it just happened. Coulda happened to anybody. It was an accident, right? You tripped, slipped on the floor and accidentally stuck your dick in an 18 year old. "Whoops! I'm so sorry; I guess this just isn't my week."

http://tinyurl.com/m859wak

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at December 16, 2015 11:07 PM (wZ2hu)

87 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:06 PM (WytdC)

I won't - is it cool to show up hungover?

Cuz that's probably happening.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (R5HRU)

88 Maybe we now know the real reason Professor Terry was booted from tthe Iron Man movies.

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (MQEz6)

89 RK not worried about camp or the house. Was thinking about dragging boat out since there is no ice for fishing. No way you can fish these rivers now. Flood stage they are

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (voOPb)

90 otay, here it is:

i guess i'd rather lay a princess than make whookie with a han[d] solo!

:-D

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (WTSFk)

91 76 >> Dammit gnubreed you're playing in my final resting place

Alright, MH, I'll climb out when I gotta pee.

Respectful. That's me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (gyKtp)

92 88 Maybe we now know the real reason Professor Terry was booted from tthe Iron Man movies.
Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (MQEz6)


Big Math got to the producers.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (pAlYe)

93

By the way, this isn't
just the waste plumbing in the housing which has this problem. Scum
Scamfrisco has an ongoing and extremely expensive problem with its
understreet waste mains, for exactly the same reason: mandated low-flow
toilets.




Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (noWW6)

The earliest public works sanitary sewers had to have thousand+ gallon flush tanks to push the solids downstream in the mains because most didn't have the liquid/solids ratio to keep that shiite moving.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:09 PM (T78UI)

94 thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:03 PM (R5HRU)

Knock 'em dead!!!!!

In a non-death threat kind of way ...

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at December 16, 2015 11:09 PM (oZKRQ)

95 publius: Hell, in 5 years, the mandate may be 1qt per flush.

Following the lead of Britain banning cooking fire, our government will mandate that toilets must be no-flush, using instead a new, waterless technology... yet to be invented, but which will be found because government said so.

Guardy loo!

Posted by: mindful webworker - flushed with excitement at December 16, 2015 11:09 PM (ACs58)

96 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 16, 2015 11:09 PM (YJmuy)

97 Mr. Howard is wrong but it doesn't matter that he is.\

1x1 is still 1 no matter what he thinks. (I use the word thinks advisedly)


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:07 PM (Xo1Rt)

He's an idiot with a vastly inflated sense of his own worth, which is why Don Cheadle appeared in Iron Man sequels. Howard was convinced moviegoers were attending to see him on the big screen.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 16, 2015 11:09 PM (szEUw)

98 The beheadings, it's an abhorrent act, don't misunderstand me. But what about the British in Malaya in the 1950s?

Who cares?

This isn't a moral argument to win.

mohammadans demand we worship their demon god or they'll kill us. Since idolatry is not an option, killing enough of them to convince them it isn't an effort worth the cost is the only option. There's no point in entertaining their ideas.

Posted by: Methos at December 16, 2015 11:09 PM (ZbV+0)

99
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 11:08 PM (WTSFk)

I guess I'd rather lay a princess than make whookie solo!

FIFY?

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:10 PM (R5HRU)

100 If one times one is two then one times two must be three.

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 11:05 PM (MQEz6)

*****

My daughter, now a College Sophomore, escaped that shit by one year.

My sister, now a Suburban Chicago High School principal, thinks this is great. Why? "Because the kids will score so much better!!".

Her schools scores will go up. Actually making kids learn something factual? Side benefit.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:10 PM (YLidQ)

101 Hi all

Posted by: chemjeff at December 16, 2015 11:10 PM (uZNvH)

102 Maybe those other guys are relatives?


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

They might all be slavs or whatever, they all look alike.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:10 PM (T78UI)

103 "I won't - is it cool to show up hungover? "


Hey, you know that dood. can you?

I could based upon my boss, once. But, it ain't yours.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:11 PM (WytdC)

104 then must utter a prayer to thank Allah for ridding him of the foul stuff


I'll utter a prayer to thank Allah if he rids us of the foul stuff, aka his followers.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 11:11 PM (oKE6c)

105 *does Darth Vader Force throat grip on musical jolly chimp*

Posted by: @votermom at December 16, 2015 11:11 PM (cbfNE)

106 "Well, it's technically a sorta kinda promotion at the job I'm currently at. I still have to interview for it though"


Don't fart.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Yes, but if the interviewer cuts one, feel free to join in. You don't want to leave him in the lurch.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 16, 2015 11:11 PM (9YDUz)

107 66: Back at ya my friend, hope all is well. Big interview with union president tomoorow. Lucky me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 16, 2015 11:11 PM (ucDmr)

108 If plot that temperature graph in degrees Rankine (like it should be, because science), it's even flatter and the change is even less significant.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 16, 2015 11:11 PM (z+4T3)

109 102 Maybe those other guys are relatives?


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

They might all be slavs or whatever, they all look alike.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:10 PM (T78UI)
***
It's the ears and nose. We all have those by the yard......And the piercing eyes that haunt our lovers....

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 16, 2015 11:12 PM (/33sy)

110 "the two would spend up to 17 hours a day cutting shapes out of the plastic and joining them together into various objects" Sounds like cocaine binges to me.

Posted by: gp at December 16, 2015 11:12 PM (mk9aG)

111 Vladimir Putin or Vlad Tepes also known as Vlad Dracul?

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 16, 2015 11:13 PM (KlVdw)

112 *does Darth Vader Force throat grip on musical jolly chimp*
Posted by: @votermom

ME NEXT! ME NEXT!

Posted by: Zombie David Carradine at December 16, 2015 11:13 PM (/FOB4)

113 toilets must be no-flush, using instead a new, waterless technology.
-------
I've already seen those in urinals in some rest areas out west.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 16, 2015 11:13 PM (9iR5/)

114 Star Wars Spoiler....


SJW's will bitch about that one scene...

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:13 PM (9jeGC)

115 Sure, sure, I know... it just happened. Coulda
happened to anybody. It was an accident, right? You tripped, slipped on
the floor and accidentally stuck your dick in an 18 year old. "Whoops!
I'm so sorry; I guess this just isn't my week."



http://tinyurl.com/m859wak



Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at December 16, 2015 11:07 PM (wZ2hu)

The normal person equivalent of the faggots who claim to have been doing housework in the nude when they slipped and fell on a cucumber on the floor, aka the "San Francisco General dipsy-doodle."
Sure. Who hasn't had that happen?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 11:13 PM (oKE6c)

116 remember the pic of Vlad meeting Reagan?

Posted by: @votermom at December 16, 2015 11:14 PM (cbfNE)

117 "Yes, but if the interviewer cuts one, feel free to join in. You don't want to leave him in the lurch."

Well, shit, this is good advice too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:14 PM (WytdC)

118 i guess i'd rather lay a princess than make whookie with a han[d] solo!

:-D

Posted by: musical jolly chimp


Thank you for your service.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 16, 2015 11:14 PM (FkBIv)

119 >>>toilets must be no-flush, using instead a new, waterless technology.


Outhouses.

Posted by: Ludey at December 16, 2015 11:14 PM (8aOqE)

120 How do I know that Finn is a goner?

Because the movie passes the Bechdel Test, which means the movie has a scene in it with two women not discussing a man, which means the movie isn't about Finn.

Finn is to this movie what Snails was to that Dungeons & Dragons movie. He's the guy who amuses the audience just long enough as the plot demands, which plot isn't about him.

That's annoying, I'll admit; but then that's Hollywood. Forget it, Jake...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (6FqZa)

121 68: I've heard about that, but, fingers crossed, the drain pipe run from this one to the septic tank is fairly short. It's straight down and the over for no more than 15'. The septic tank is right in the back yard fairly close to the foundation. About 20 years ago, my father and I had to run a new drain line for that thing (you know, the exit line into the drain field). We went wild and made it ridiculously long so to hopefully have no more problems with it.

I remember the old toilet in that bathroom when I was kid. It lasted until about 10 years ago as I mentioned above I think. It was 5 gal per flush. Huge tank compared to today, and a lot of water in the bowl. The design didn't even need a siphon jet. It just dumped that 5 gallons right in the bowl through the rim, and it would flush with a reassuring sound. It flushed like it meant it.

Also, there was little problem with, uh, "residue" on the side of the bowl. If you had one of those little stomach viruses where you're doing some amazing things, hell thrusting yourself off the seat, and there's a lot of, uh, "splatter", that old toilet didn't even blink.

That 5 gallons of water all coming down the sides, would wash that away cleanly. The 3.5 gal seems to have problems with that, and I dread knowing what this dinky little 1.28 will do. Hell, that seems like not even enough to flood the trap and start the siphon properly, much less have any left over for bowl washing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (dvuhZ)

122 I would try to screw Princess Leia but with my luck she'd turn out to be my sister.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (DLIIY)

123 make whookie being a play on make whoopee.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (WTSFk)

124 aka the "San Francisco General dipsy-doodle."
Sure. Who hasn't had that happen?
Posted by: Jay Guevara

At least once a week.

Posted by: Lindsay Graham at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (/FOB4)

125 Halfrican,
Good for you, and good luck.

If they ask "what is your greatest weakness?" during the interview, look 'em straight in the eye and reply "kryptonite."
Then try not to giggle.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (SjhNN)

126 My sister, now a Suburban Chicago High School
principal, thinks this is great. Why? "Because the kids will score so
much better!!".



Her schools scores will go up. Actually making kids learn something factual? Side benefit.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:10 PM (YLidQ)


Because "scores" are, in and of themselves, meaningful, and not to be taken as an indication of the student's capability in the subject, or subject to gaming. Nosir.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (oKE6c)

127 SAMI ZAYN RETURNS NEXT WEEK

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 16, 2015 11:16 PM (2t2oo)

128 Wonder what the black genius actor would think about the square root of one?

Imaginary numbers are wild and come from Africa.

Posted by: jukin at December 16, 2015 11:16 PM (ONV8E)

129 I see that Votermom beat me to it at #40. This is what I get for commenting before reading the comments.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 16, 2015 11:16 PM (KlVdw)

130 @81 chairman, oh the last thread. Hard following along on my iPhone 4s using 3G since the inet was down.

Dreamer has a new set of 2 week old siblings. Gosh they are cute. But can't take another one on now, legally

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:16 PM (voOPb)

131 Boehner the only casualty today?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:17 PM (9jeGC)

132 Ricardo,

Picture of my combo stove

http://bit.ly/1m8ZL4R

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 16, 2015 11:17 PM (Lqy/e)

133 Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (SjhNN)

I swear to God I'm going to use this if it comes up.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:17 PM (R5HRU)

134 Jeb, the original Jebi Knight, mainly uses the Force to choke his chicken.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2015 11:17 PM (gyKtp)

135 Common Core has invited Terrence Howard to write their next-generation math books.

Hence, the truth of "This is the last century that our children will ever have been taught that one times one is one."

Posted by: mindful webworker - math is haaarrrd at December 16, 2015 11:17 PM (ACs58)

136 The Farce is strong in the Horde.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:18 PM (iomlS)

137 Because "scores" are, in and of themselves, meaningful, and not to be taken as an indication of the student's capability in the subject, or subject to gaming. Nosir.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (oKE6c)

****

Yep. It is also how she collects her bonus, and that Lake House ain't gonna pay for itself.

I must have grown up on the South side of the house.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:18 PM (YLidQ)

138 " there is a whole shitting ritual a devout Muzzie is supposed to follow" Also involves a gooseneck thingie like a watering can.

Posted by: gp at December 16, 2015 11:18 PM (mk9aG)

139 The design didn't even need a siphon jet. It just dumped that 5 gallons right in the bowl through the rim, and it would flush with a reassuring sound. It flushed like it meant it.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)

Must've been a Ferguson. Ba-Woosh!
https://youtu.be/IL2YRDzpTL4

Posted by: Al Bundy at December 16, 2015 11:18 PM (/FOB4)

140 i salute you, too.

we must all our part.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 11:19 PM (WTSFk)

141 The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer to Mo
Or while stoning a Jew now
And wondering what burqa to wear...

Posted by: dionne al-warwick at December 16, 2015 11:19 PM (DLIIY)

142 So how many Morons will be watching Star Wars tomorrow?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:19 PM (iomlS)

143 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677279146339409921

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677279616428605440

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677279828236738560

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677280214007812097

Posted by: kbdabear at December 16, 2015 11:19 PM (GrXXa)

144 134 Jeb, the original Jebi Knight, mainly uses the Force to choke his chicken.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2015 11:17 PM (gyKtp

To be fair his chicken is getting more action than hill poll numbers.

Get it yet GOPe???

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:20 PM (9jeGC)

145 Good luck thathalfrican!

Posted by: chemjeff at December 16, 2015 11:20 PM (uZNvH)

146 I miss working. But I don't miss applying for work.

What a clusterfcuk that's turned out to be.

It's even worse when they turn some social services major in HR on you for your "interview" and she pulls 1st year psych questions on you.

Lady, I'm applying for a mechanical aptitude technical position. It doesn't matter where I think I'll be in 5 years.

I've got a high mechanical aptitude. I used to repair these types of gear.

Didn't matter to lil Miss University.

That was the last time I had to interview for a job. I got work in the meantime delivering newspapers (which I love and have done off and on for 40 years) Then I reached retirement age and could relax a bit.

Bit of advice for those thinking about what to do when you retire. After making sure you'll have as much money as possible, make some arrangement to keep yourself busy.

Retirement is BORING. After you do all the stuff you couldn't do when you were working, you'll look around and (if you're healthy) wonder "What do I do now for something to pass the time?".

My advice is to have an answer. One that you are happy with.

Or you'll fixate on your problems because there's nothing to do.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:20 PM (Xo1Rt)

147 "http://bit.ly/1m8ZL4R"


Okay, nts. That's not "new." I was thinking new.

How do cut gas or electric?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:20 PM (WytdC)

148 toilets must be no-flush, using instead a new, waterless technology.
-------
I've already seen those in urinals in some rest areas out west.


Posted by: Old Blue at December 16, 2015 11:13 PM (9iR5/)


They tried those here (where I work), need a haz-mat suit and EPA permit to clean out the 'urine butter' when it builds up and chokes off flow.
I recommended going back to water closets since the urinals (which were meant to conserve water) were not working... and since we have privacy partitions why not go with uni-sex restrooms too?

Being on a roll, and all us being of a mind of saving water and not being hung up over sex, why not just have a trench down the middle of the restroom to piss and crap into and a hose bib or timer to shoot a blast of water into it every now and then?
Didn't go over so well. They decided against waterless was enough...
Now, what about european style urinals for the ladies room...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:21 PM (T78UI)

149 re: fire not melting steel.

I cannot believe anyone has ever made that argument with a straight face.

Seriously.

I've worked a little with metal, but am by no means an expert -- but the fucking metal does not have to turn in to a liquid puddle of superheated metal for the building to collapse. It just has to get warm enough to be even a little pliable, then boom.

Duh.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:21 PM (AkOaV)

150 "So how many Morons will be watching Star Wars tomorrow?" Not til the legal DVDs are available for rental. I haven't been in a movie theater in 11 years.

Posted by: gp at December 16, 2015 11:21 PM (mk9aG)

151 screw Princess Leia but with my luck she'd turn out to be my sister.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:15 PM (DLIIY)

Sex with some one you love. It's a win win. Fucking weird but a win

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:22 PM (voOPb)

152 Bitter Clinger, perhaps a hobby?

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:22 PM (iomlS)

153 how many Morons will be watching Star Wars tomorrow?


Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:19 PM (iomlS)

Packed theaters...Syrian refugees...Isis on the attack...


Our awesome vetting process.


Yeah.


No.


(Actually not worried about that, just hate crowds so no.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:22 PM (9jeGC)

154 "Good luck thathalfrican!"



Told him not to fart.


What more can you do?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (WytdC)

155 Mmm. Urine butter.

Posted by: homer simpson at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (DLIIY)

156 12 Posts of Christmas, 2015 (Day 4)

Gayla Peevey performs "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas"

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10598

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (vBeA5)

157 Doh!!!

Posted by: homer simpson at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (DLIIY)

158 57 This is the Star Wars thread if you have spoilers.

Spill'm if you got'm.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 11:00 PM (BPgj1)



Luke is Anakin's father....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (EzgxV)

159 @130
OMG - I want pics! And maybe even a puppy...
You have my email addy (Hint - my dog's name is part of my addy).


Halfrican,
The key is to not laugh afterwards. I never asked those stupid questions, myself, but would've hired the first person that used that answer back when.
Or "what kind of tree would you be?"
"Um, the kind that fell on my ex-bosses houses, I think."

Btw, how's things with the engagement?

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (SjhNN)

160 There Is No God But Gaia And Climate Scientists Are Her Prophets

The mask drops and Climate Scientists™ are now admitting that to save Gaia, they must rely on the power of religion to smite the climate unbelievers.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10550

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2015 11:24 PM (vBeA5)

161 I'm guessing an auxiliary tank would work wonders for some installations.

Hook it up correctly and it would still work with the original tank.

I hate when legislators start dictating engineering/technical stuff. They usually get it wrong.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:24 PM (Xo1Rt)

162
Luke is Anakin's father....
Posted by: cthulhu at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (EzgxV)

bullshit!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:24 PM (AkOaV)

163 Sex with some one you love. It's a win win. Fucking weird but a win

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:22 PM (voOPb)

What's the signal when your I. The 'Bad Thought Camp?'

Not for thinking it's weird, but for stepping on their expression.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:24 PM (9jeGC)

164 In before midnight! Evening roonz and roonettez, LTNS!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2015 11:24 PM (UQGss)

165 Hey GGE

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:25 PM (iomlS)

166 Did they really do a time travel thing?

Did they really?

Then Abrams has exceeded Lucas level suckage.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:25 PM (Xo1Rt)

167 Because the movie passes the Bechdel Test, which means the movie has a
scene in it with two women not discussing a man, which means the movie
isn't about Finn.
---
That's kind of a big leap to make. The original trilogy was about each of Luke, Han, and Leia, but would have failed the test because Leia didn't have any other chick to talk to.

Though I think you're right at least as far as Rey being the main character among equals and all the stuff in the trailers showing him with the lightsaber is a red herring. Like he found it first and wound up using it because he lost his blaster/found blasters were useless against sith dudes.

Posted by: Methos at December 16, 2015 11:25 PM (ZbV+0)

168 Ask the interviewer if she's a hardwood.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:25 PM (DLIIY)

169 "bullshit!"


Evidence?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:26 PM (WytdC)

170 Packed theaters...Syrian refugees...Isis on the attack...





Our awesome vetting process.





Yeah.





No.





(Actually not worried about that, just hate crowds so no.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:22 PM (9jeGC)


You forgot "posted against carry"

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2015 11:26 PM (UQGss)

171 Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:21 PM (T78UI)

"urine butter" is not a term i ever wanted to think about

so long as we don't up weirdo german shelf toilets i'm good with whatever may come

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 16, 2015 11:26 PM (2t2oo)

172 Hiya kilt boy GGE

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:26 PM (voOPb)

173 Luke is Anakin's father....
Posted by: cthulhu

That's not true! That's IMPOSSIBLE!!

Posted by: Hayden Christensen at December 16, 2015 11:26 PM (/FOB4)

174 Spoiler...




Santa ain't real!


But big .gov is!

Vote Dem....

Hell, vote Rep.

Free shot fo' days!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 16, 2015 11:26 PM (9jeGC)

175 So, do you want me to smuggle a real toilet to you? I'm sure something could be "arranged".

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:27 PM (DLIIY)

176 Okay which of you Morons did this???

http://www.ufunk.net/artistes/texts-from-your-existentialist/

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:27 PM (iomlS)

177 Banning people on the "No Fly List" from buying guns isn't just a Federal thing...

https://twitter.com/RubenKihuen/status/676479728212008960

Thankfully, the Legislature ajourned until after the next general election, and the chances of the current Legislature calling a special session to violate state and Federal Constitution is close to nill.

Posted by: The Right to Keep and Bare Hats at December 16, 2015 11:27 PM (vBeA5)

178 "Ask the interviewer if she's a hardwood."


What if you don't mind some grass on the field, eh?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:27 PM (WytdC)

179 I wonder what Terrence Howard's take on Schroeding's cat is.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 16, 2015 11:27 PM (Nwg0u)

180 175 So, do you want me to smuggle a real toilet to you? I'm sure something could be "arranged".
Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:27 PM (DLIIY)

oh no shit? You guys still have the 3.5 gallon toilets up in canuckistan?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (AkOaV)

181 Exciting news, music fans! (Too tired to bit.ly.)

http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2015/12/16/

theyre-restoring-the-monkees-in-hd/

Remove line feeds if you want to.

Posted by: mindful webworker - people say we monkey around at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (ACs58)

182 Hiya kilt boy GGE

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who
drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:26 PM (voOPb)


I was going to wear it to the company "winter party" (f'n pussies) but Mrs Hades said no.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (UQGss)

183 Greedo built R2D2.

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (MQEz6)

184 The Bechdel Test is such an epic piece of shallow thinking so yes the Left loves it because it makes everything check-box. Ignore the more important question - did you enjoy the movie?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (iomlS)

185 I think I remember reading something about the "urine butter" actually corroding copper DWV pipes? It was something about some installations using that, thin copper DWV, and it just slowly ate right through it. With enough water to dilute and keep it flushed out, no problem at all.

Isn't copper DWV considered sort of high end, expensive, or is it?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (dvuhZ)

186 Zen how can you look for der Worm stool shelf without?

Posted by: a random german at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (DLIIY)

187 My advice is to have an answer. One that you are happy with.

Or you'll fixate on your problems because there's nothing to do.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:20 PM (Xo1Rt)

*****

You bet. I'm 53, and lost a job last year after 28 years at a large electronics company. I won't state the name, but it rhymes with bony.

I was set well, with almost 2 years severance and full bennies during that time (still collecting that), plus the partial pension and 401k. After 3 months of not working, I was more stressed than I ever was working. I had to look for stuff to do and people to do some of it with, since everyone else I know was working.

I now do consulting work and have bought half of a cab company, and drive 3 days a week. It has been a great, balanced, slow entry into retirement.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:29 PM (YLidQ)

188
1 x 1 = hairless rape weasle...

Posted by: HORTA CRAP at December 16, 2015 11:29 PM (BExHq)

189 RWC . Never came up with that signal as I don't have a sister. Although over the years I've been caught in uncompromising scenarios. Maybe Memorial Day ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:29 PM (voOPb)

190 Jabba was turning his life around and dindoonuffin..

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 11:29 PM (MQEz6)

191 Anna;

Thanks, I found stuff to do that keeps me busy. I'm just advising anyone approaching that time of life to think about it. I know I didn't until I was there and for a while couldn't think what to do.

Keep busy, keep feeling useful. It's a psychological thing I think.

If you feel useless, you feel low.

Look at all the a'holes that live long. It's cause even though they're a'holes, they feel useful.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:30 PM (Xo1Rt)

192 Mrs said No Kilt. Where's your prenup? That or the nookie better be steaming hawt

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:31 PM (voOPb)

193 184 The Bechdel Test is such an epic piece of shallow thinking so yes the Left loves it because it makes everything check-box. Ignore the more important question - did you enjoy the movie?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (iomlS)

enjoying racist, misogynist, ableist, cishet, colonial, oreientalist propaganda is the height of white privilege.

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 16, 2015 11:31 PM (2t2oo)

194 A good cheat on the toilet regs is a victorian motif in the powder room and build your own water tank (the flush parts, regardless of volume, are readily available) up six feet on the wall. Brass pipe down to the bottom of the commode and brass chain and pull handle.

Very classy.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:31 PM (T78UI)

195 I understand Han is killed by his own son.

Posted by: Tuna at December 16, 2015 11:32 PM (Cszmt)

196 Well it's a new to me stove. We have to sort out how well the old wiring interfaces with new electrical plugs. The wood side is a lot easier. Just needs a stove pipe. And it came with this electric timer that I still haven't sorted out.

I used to have a gas/propane stove with a trashburner at the side. It just had one oven though.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 16, 2015 11:33 PM (Lqy/e)

197 Isn't copper DWV considered sort of high end, expensive, or is it?


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 11:28 PM (dvuhZ)

Our DWV is either cast iron or PVC, unless special use requires glass.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:33 PM (T78UI)

198 That or the nookie better be steaming hawt



Let's just say I spent the day hanging window shades and curtains. On purpose.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2015 11:33 PM (UQGss)

199 A good friend & co worker retired & found he was bored after 9 months.mhe now works 3 days a week at a dealership moving cars, picking up cars, shuttling people. owners think he rocks, he makes money & has fun

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:33 PM (voOPb)

200 "I understand Han is killed by his own son."


Official spoiler, Tuna?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:33 PM (WytdC)

201 I assume Canuck Thomas Crappers are the same standard dimensions as ours are and work with the same flanges? You know, the outlet hole dimensions and all that.

Again, 3.5 gal used to be "low flow". Old toilets back when we were free were as much as 5 gals. We would have kept that old 5 gal one, but the damn thing developed a crack underneath, which would seep. Thought it was the seal, but finally figured out it was a crack. And that was thus the end of that one.

Had I known now, I wonder if it's possible to repair such a crack, reliably.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 11:34 PM (dvuhZ)

202 If I say that Terrence Howard was mismatched would that make me a racist?

Posted by: Antonin Scalia at December 16, 2015 11:34 PM (nFdGS)

203 Star Wars VIII: Revenge of Darth Jar Jar Binks

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:34 PM (iomlS)

204 200
No, just a rumor.

Posted by: Tuna at December 16, 2015 11:34 PM (Cszmt)

205 GGE you sly man. Steam away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:35 PM (voOPb)

206 A good cheat on the toilet regs is a victorian motif in the powder room and build your own water tank (the flush parts, regardless of volume, are readily available) up six feet on the wall. Brass pipe down to the bottom of the commode and brass chain and pull handle.

Very classy.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:31 PM (T78UI)

*****

Great tank to tape a gat behind as well.

*Gratuitous Godfather/Abe Vigoda reference.*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:35 PM (YLidQ)

207 *Splashes gaily about in the dumpster. Whee!*
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2015 11:01 PM (gyKtp)

True dumpster story:
Back in '79, when I was a wee Airman Basic, we got a "washed back" young lady in our flight who had been but a week away from graduating Basic Training. Seemed like quite a trooper, very enthusiastic and totally committed to the "Great Way of Life". So, as young people are prone to do, we asked her what had precipitated her backward progress from Week 5 to Week 3?
Turns out that the only rule she had a real problem with was the one about "no public displays of affection". Girl just HAD to have it. So, having located a willing and like-minded young man, she took it into her head that if they were doing the Freak Nasty in a DUMPSTER - well, that wasn't public at all, and so, surely, not against the rules?
She had forgotten all about the other rule, the one about "no friggin' of any kind until your ass is off the premises of Lackland Air Force Base, or else". And...she was a screamer. Somebody heard some noise in the dumpster behind the chow hall. Rats? Stray dogs? Nope. Rutting teenagers?
She was a LEGEND from that day on.

Posted by: antisocialist at December 16, 2015 11:35 PM (cDs+4)

208 "That or the nookie better be steaming hawt"


Gotta say, nookie is your own job. Get or don't. That's on you, man.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (WytdC)

209 I just found this while Binging for litre to U.S. gallon toilet "translations", Harry et alia:
http://www.freeexistence.org/highflow_toilet.html

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (DLIIY)

210 I hated those psych questions in job interviews. Soon as they started asking then I never knew what to say. After about the third one, I knew the whole thing was a waste of time.

Posted by: Blano at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (heN73)

211 that's a good question: is anyone planning on seeing star wars this weekend?

otherwise, thoroughly chastened, i will say four hail leia's, two our vader's and pun no more.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (WTSFk)

212 Star Wars...

I have to remember that is a tweener series... maybe I will take the kids to see it. Even if it has no meat for the parents.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (T78UI)

213 FWIW, I replaced my original 1953 toilet a few years ago with a one year old low-flow model (1.75 gpf?) I got for free from a job.
I took it apart, had a kid scrub it clean, then spent $20 on a home Depot kit - total rebuild.

Never a single problem with it. I think the thing would flush body parts if necessary.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:37 PM (SjhNN)

214
A hairless rape weasel bit my sister... Although it was after she tried to prove that 1 x 1 = blueberry, so she deserved it.

Posted by: HORTA CRAP at December 16, 2015 11:37 PM (BExHq)

215 J-B Weld for an actual breakage. I fixed a broken commercial toilet that was irreplaceable due to age with that stuff. (corner near inflow was broke off).

Some one should make something for a seam leak. Maybe grind a groove to fill with J-B Weld.

That stuff will fix engine blocks. It will adhere to anything and cures rock hard. They have a formulation that also works underwater.

Good stuff.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:38 PM (Xo1Rt)

216 If you want good SF, you'll have to write it yourself.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 16, 2015 11:38 PM (6FqZa)

217 I saw PeeWee, Rodney and Roth open for Stone Temple Pilots at The Whiskey in '92.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 16, 2015 11:38 PM (RU5ki)

218 "If you want good SF, you'll have to write it yourself."

That hasn't been my experience.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 11:39 PM (BPgj1)

219 200
It's all over the IMDB Star Wars page. Very disappointing, if true.

Posted by: Tuna at December 16, 2015 11:40 PM (Cszmt)

220 I hated those psych questions in job interviews.
Soon as they started asking then I never knew what to say. After about
the third one, I knew the whole thing was a waste of time.

Posted by: Blano at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (heN73)


Last interview I had I was asked (axed?) to tell how I used diversity to solve problems. I told the HR chick "You don't build a team with diversity, you build a team with unity."

Yeah...didn't get the job...just as well, they wanted a secretary not a maintenance guy (they wanted someone who would fill out trouble sheets on the machines and call for service visits in the morning, not fix them).

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2015 11:41 PM (UQGss)

221 If I knew having sex in a dumpster was against the rules, I wouldn't have done it. And there was nothing in the Regs about it so how was I to know?

Posted by: flight sergeant candy cane smith at December 16, 2015 11:42 PM (DLIIY)

222 "A hairless rape weasel bit my sister..."


A "hairless reap weasel" sounds interesting. What geniture?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:42 PM (WytdC)

223 Harrison Ford must be in the Robbin Williams stage of his career.

Hope he does David Carradine proud.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:43 PM (T78UI)

224 Taping up your toilet crack doesn't help. Believe me.

Posted by: al roker at December 16, 2015 11:43 PM (DLIIY)

225 Good Science Fiction is as rare as good in every other genre.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:43 PM (iomlS)

226 If having loud sex in the dumper is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 16, 2015 11:43 PM (6FqZa)

227 I'm not even morbidly interested in how bad they did the new star wars.

I've lost all interest in the whole thing.

Since I'm not getting my air flying car, I've lost interest in the future. *sniff*

I could be aroused by a genuine working light saber. Even if it can't chop off arms and such.

I know there's a way to duplicate the look and sound. I just don't have the money for experimentation.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:43 PM (Xo1Rt)

228 She was a LEGEND from that day on.

Posted by: antisocialist at December 16, 2015 11:35 PM (cDs+4)


Ya gotta love someone who's enthusiastic.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2015 11:43 PM (UQGss)

229 My wind is whipping stuff around tonite. Dogs are on edge. Go to bed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:44 PM (voOPb)

230 I hated those psych questions in job interviews. Soon as they started asking then I never knew what to say. After about the third one, I knew the whole thing was a waste of time.
Posted by: Blano at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (heN73)

****

Yeah. "Behavioral Interviews" by phone were always my personal favorite.

Who in the world feels qualified to judge people on fitness for a position without actually meeting them? Especially an HR rep douchebag?

I always bypassed HR and interviewed directly. I want to see the person I was going to hire, not let one wart screen out an otherwise great candidate.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:44 PM (YLidQ)

231 Copper drains were common for a while.
I know plumbers that will cut out 10x what is needed for a repair on a simple service call, simply to have the scrap value.

Hell, I've done it on flip houses. You know what 4" copper pipe is worth per foot??? Plus, all the joints are usually heavy brass. More cash.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:44 PM (SjhNN)

232 So many degenerates...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:44 PM (WytdC)

233 209 I just found this while Binging for litre to U.S. gallon toilet "translations", Harry et alia:
http://www.freeexistence.org/highflow_toilet.html
Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:36 PM (DLIIY)

Heh. In all honesty, the latest generation of low flow toilets work fine.

it was just the first generation in the 90s and early '00s that sucked.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:45 PM (AkOaV)

234 We had those no water urinals in our shop. I never went in there, but they were disgusting and did something to the pipes. We replaced them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 16, 2015 11:45 PM (BHl9S)

235 * fades *

Posted by: mindful webworker - zzzz at December 16, 2015 11:45 PM (ACs58)

236 Turns out Han got addicted to Carbonite.

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2015 11:45 PM (MQEz6)

237 Dumpster diving in Basic? Try walking by a port-a-potty at night on a TDY. And the port-a-potty is rocking and there are moans coming from it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:45 PM (iomlS)

238
Hairless rape weasels devolved from the original progenitor line of Jar Jar Dinks and Scankles the First.

Posted by: HORTA CRAP at December 16, 2015 11:45 PM (BExHq)

239 Use "diversity" to solve problems? My God, we are gone. They've been getting high on their supply. Hell, we're probably on the second generation of corporate drones who truly believe all this PC shit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 11:46 PM (dvuhZ)

240 I understand Han is killed by his own son.

The red letter media guys think were close to that. If you look at the actor cast as the sith lackey, he has Annakin's hair and Han's nose. One of the trailers shows Rey crying over a body in the same sort of area we see Finn facing the sith guy. They thought Finn is the body, but since the movie was rewritten (at one point) to revolve around Han, it makes sense that it would be him.

Another possibility is that the heroes kill the sith guy and she's crying because she doesn't find out until then that the guy is her brother/cousin.

Posted by: Methos at December 16, 2015 11:46 PM (ZbV+0)

241 How can 'diversity' solve problems when we can't even agree on what one times one equals?

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 11:47 PM (BPgj1)

242 @232 and so little time

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 16, 2015 11:47 PM (voOPb)

243 Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:23 PM (SjhNN)

I'll be engaged on XMas day.

Love the advice too.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 16, 2015 11:47 PM (R5HRU)

244 If the porta potty's rockin'... don't come knockin'

Posted by: otho at December 16, 2015 11:47 PM (EWg9n)

245 Hell, I've done it on flip houses. You know what 4" copper pipe is worth per foot??? Plus, all the joints are usually heavy brass. More cash.
Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:44 PM (SjhNN)

I re-piped a house I owned (and flipped) that was built in 1916. Had to move some pipes around anyways, the cast iron main drain line was leaking, so just said "fuck it" and put in pex and PVC.

Long story short, all of the lines off the cast iron were copper w/ brass ... traps? (not sure, never seen anything like it before. It was weird).

Got like $400 at the scrap yard. Was some bendy copper involved (forget the name) from the supply lines too. Paid for materials to replace everything.

I was shocked at how much money I got.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:47 PM (AkOaV)

246 True dumpster story:

Posted by: antisocialist at December 16, 2015 11:35 PM (cDs+4)


Heard the same story in Basic, Fort Lost in the Woods, Misery, c. 1995

Dumpsters must be the hot spot for the Drills to cruise.

They were just planting a seed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:47 PM (T78UI)

247 I read some of the reviews on IMDB.

Ep. 7 sounds like junk.

Posted by: Iasonas at December 16, 2015 11:47 PM (DU875)

248 Maet turns out another winner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (9mTYi)

249 Something about Terrence Howard always creeped me out.

Posted by: Hepcat at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (IeR2g)

250 All, right passing out. Most of you should be in containment.



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Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (WytdC)

251 J-B Weld for an actual breakage. ....

I used to work for a large and evil oilfield service company 25 yrs ago. They made low torque opening valves. When the body of the valve washed out in middle of the job field techs rebuilt it with J-B Weld. Swore it was better than the original metal.

Posted by: tbodie at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (rXkis)

252 "Maybe grind a groove to fill with J-B Weld. That stuff will fix engine blocks. It will adhere to anything and cures rock hard."

It doesn't stick to the nylon from which modern radiator tanks are made.

More's the pity.

I'd try it on a classic toilet, though. What do you have to lose?

The other joy about mandated low-flow toilets is that when enough of them have been installed, water rates then go UP, because the water company has fixed capital and labor costs despite the water itself being cheap to them, so they'll go crying to their regulators about lost revenue, and get a rate hike.

So the things will "save water" but won't save you a dime.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (noWW6)

253 #213 Yeah, Harry. My brother got new low-flow toilets in his house after a fire at a neighbour's smoke-damaged my bro's house and they worked fine. I think there was one 10-litre (about 2.7 U.S. gal) and one 6-litre (1.6 gal).

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:49 PM (DLIIY)

254 Assortative Mating is Returning to Gilded Age Levels
----------------

Generally speaking, marrying within your own caste has a greater chance of success.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2015 11:49 PM (9mTYi)

255 Well the Empress and I are going to brave the cinemas tomorrow.

Taking one for the team. And hopefully one of us will return alive to report.

And speaking of writing, best get to slinging some words before bed-time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:50 PM (iomlS)

256 Oops. #233 not #213

Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:50 PM (DLIIY)

257 So many degenerates...
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:44 PM (WytdC)

****

Apologies to those in the HR game.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:50 PM (YLidQ)

258 So the things will "save water" but won't save you a dime.
Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (noWW6)

also, there was a story a few years back out of some municipality in CA (San Fran, maybe?)

Apparently the sewer system was getting clogged up big time because there wasn't enough water to cause the sewage to flow properly. So they had to start dumping fresh water in to the sewer system to create the correct sewage/water ratio to keep everything flowing.

So it's not even like low flow toilets mean less water is wasted. Still the same amount -- just instead of the fresh water coming from your toilet, it was flushed in to the sewer by the water company.

Government at its finest.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:52 PM (AkOaV)

259 Bitter Clinger, newspaper delivery? Me too, Last 15 years, 7 x 365. Loved it!

Well, most of the time anyways.

Finally gave it up when newspaper decided to get 30 percent more deliveries for 30 percent less pay.

You're right, retirement is boring.

Posted by: El Lurko at December 16, 2015 11:52 PM (CEvum)

260 And you know what's funny? The water comes from a well, here. There's no water main service. And with the septic tanks, I can truly say, what happens here, stays here. Water comes out of the ground, then goes back in the ground.

I think there's some local codes -- I remember a controversy -- where they *force* you to hook up to "city" water and sewer. I remember someone fussing about that tyranny. He wanted a well and a septic tank and didn't want to have pay the city or be dependent on them.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 16, 2015 11:53 PM (dvuhZ)

261 So the things will "save water" but won't save you a dime.
Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (noWW6)

******

Yep. About 8 years ago Atl area had a severe drought. Powers that were asked residents across the whole area to do their best to conserve. Done, % reduction.

Reward? Not enough wa

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:53 PM (YLidQ)

262 "Apologies to those in the HR game."


I'm not even in HR.


Heh.

Buggah-buggah!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:53 PM (WytdC)

263 253 #213 Yeah, Harry. My brother got new low-flow toilets in his house after a fire at a neighbour's smoke-damaged my bro's house and they worked fine. I think there was one 10-litre (about 2.7 U.S. gal) and one 6-litre (1.6 gal).
Posted by: andycanuck at December 16, 2015 11:49 PM (DLIIY)

yeah the toto toilet that will flush 16 golf balls (youtube videos available) is pretty badass. I installed a few of those back in my carpenter days. No customers would let me test out if I could actually flush 16 golf balls though. Assholes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:53 PM (AkOaV)

264 The interest in thing is, there is no sexual dimorphism between Jar Jar and Scankles... Both of their reproductive organs sets are identical... long, thin, hanging down, flapping in the breeze, and green.

Posted by: HORTA CRAP at December 16, 2015 11:53 PM (BExHq)

265 Hello, all. Anything good?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 16, 2015 11:54 PM (e+Rd6)

266 All, right. Done.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 16, 2015 11:55 PM (WytdC)

267 261

Water revenue, proles, because we asked yo to use less. So, voted in an a 10 percent annual increase.

Thanks for the help, Citizens. Now, shut up and back to the mines.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:55 PM (YLidQ)

268 Water revenue, proles, because we asked yo to use less. So, voted in an a 10 percent annual increase.


Ask, what ask? Under penalty of law.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:56 PM (T78UI)

269 255: looking forward to your review. otherwise i have no interest in the carnival ride.

actually, i expect it will be a pretty good ride as kasdan wrote it and even though "flash" abrams directed.

i

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2015 11:57 PM (WTSFk)

270 Anna Puma at December 16, 2015 11:50 PM (iomlS)

Fare thee well, Brave Souls ...

Probably taking Psyco Kitty back to the vet for pain meds ...

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at December 16, 2015 11:57 PM (oZKRQ)

271 213 FWIW, I replaced my original 1953 toilet a few years ago with a one year old low-flow model (1.75 gpf?) I got for free from a job.
I took it apart, had a kid scrub it clean, then spent $20 on a home Depot kit - total rebuild.

Never a single problem with it. I think the thing would flush body parts if necessary.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 16, 2015 11:37 PM (SjhNN)



BTW -- (1) phone now works as intended (not that I need a call right now -- I'm still eating dinner); and (2) never got email.



And, yeah -- the later 1.6 gpf toilets actually worked pretty well.....the first five years were horrific.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 16, 2015 11:57 PM (EzgxV)

272 You're right, retirement is boring.
Posted by: El Lurko at December 16, 2015 11:52 PM (CEvum)

****

God's waiting room, unless you have plenty of coin.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 16, 2015 11:57 PM (YLidQ)

273 Just seeing some stuff on Baltimore. Protesters asking the cops to leave.

They should.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:58 PM (T78UI)

274 Ask, what ask? Under penalty of law.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 16, 2015 11:56 PM (T78UI)

****

It truly was a request, they had no way under law to mandate it. The proles complied, and were amply rewarded with an annual increase in water usage rates.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:00 AM (YLidQ)

275 It truly was a request, they had no way under law to
mandate it. The proles complied, and were amply rewarded with an annual
increase in water usage rates.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:00 AM (YLidQ)

Well, they asked nicely, and if you complied maybe, just maybe, you break even.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2015 12:02 AM (T78UI)

276 We need a reset back to about 1870 only keeping the scientific knowledge about hygiene and bacteria.

That's where they're going to take us if we allow them to anyway.

Buy hard copy technical books.

And Ammo. Lots and lots of ammo.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:04 AM (Xo1Rt)

277 258 So the things will "save water" but won't save you a dime.
Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2015 11:48 PM (noWW6)

also, there was a story a few years back out of some municipality in CA (San Fran, maybe?)

Apparently the sewer system was getting clogged up big time because there wasn't enough water to cause the sewage to flow properly. So they had to start dumping fresh water in to the sewer system to create the correct sewage/water ratio to keep everything flowing.

So it's not even like low flow toilets mean less water is wasted. Still the same amount -- just instead of the fresh water coming from your toilet, it was flushed in to the sewer by the water company.

Government at its finest.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 16, 2015 11:52 PM (AkOaV)



San Fran has to dump a half-million gallons of bleach through their pipes each year to keep things flowing -- which is especially ironic because their avowed reason to go low-flow was "to save Gaia."

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

278 Protestors should leave, in body bags

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 12:05 AM (voOPb)

279 So basically, Terrence Howard is completely fucking insane.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:06 AM (kpqmD)

280 Well, he doesn't have a good grasp of mathematical principals.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:07 AM (Xo1Rt)

281 The other joy about mandated low-flow toilets is that when enough of
them have been installed, water rates then go UP, because the water
company has fixed capital and labor costs despite the water itself being
cheap to them, so they'll go crying to their regulators about lost
revenue, and get a rate hike.

So the things will "save water" but won't save you a dime.



Ah, the California "fuel-efficient cars" dipsy-doodle.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 12:07 AM (oKE6c)

282 Milwaukee has the "great tunnel" to take away waste to the local reclamation ponds. Heavy rains or fast snow melt the tunnel floods, by passes the reclamation site and directly into Lake Michigan,
.
This happens several times a year for several years now. But don't let a herd of you dairy cattle pop in a creek. The state will close you down & fine the hell out of you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 12:09 AM (voOPb)

283 San Fran has to dump a half-million gallons of bleach through their pipes each year to keep things flowing -- which is especially ironic because their avowed reason to go low-flow was "to save Gaia."
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:04 AM (EzgxV)




It's almost as if liberal policies are childish feel-good bullshit. Almost.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 12:09 AM (oKE6c)

284 Terrence Howard is completely fucking insane.
--------------

Yeah, I'm thinking he wasn't going to be able to cut the curriculum anyhow. Isn't that a little late in life to to decide that 1 x 1 = 2?

Of course, Barky just found out about magnets a year or so ago.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:09 AM (9mTYi)

285 they'll do the same when the electricity use goes down due to mandates. Raise the rates. Because they're not making the money they're guaranteed.

I always loved math because it was so defined.

there is no argument about 1+1 = 2

And then they came along with the New Math and suddenly that wasn't so. Or at least it didn't seem to be. It was just a different way of looking at problems and how to shuffle the data.

This new common core stuff? That's just ig'nant.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:10 AM (Xo1Rt)

286 Well, they asked nicely, and if you complied maybe, just maybe, you break even.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2015 12:02 AM (T78UI)

***

Pretty sure you missed my original point by about a mile, but not in the mood to argue about it tonight.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:11 AM (YLidQ)

287 there is no argument about 1+1 = 2
----------

*?*

1 + 1 = 10

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:11 AM (9mTYi)

288 1 + 1 = 10
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:11 AM (9mTYi)

*****

If you identify with this as being correct, collect your Woobie at the door.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:12 AM (YLidQ)

289 Unless notified prior, it's assumed that all math is in base 10.

let's do octals?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:12 AM (Xo1Rt)

290 Ok, so the leader of Russia is actually a vampire.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 17, 2015 12:13 AM (laMCB)

291 damn that finn balor-samoa joe match was fucking fire

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 17, 2015 12:13 AM (2t2oo)

292 280 Well, he doesn't have a good grasp of mathematical principals.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:07 AM (Xo1Rt)

I think he's gone far beyond mathematically challenged into the realm of delusion.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:14 AM (kpqmD)

293 Nah, the more you look at those pictures, you can see the 1920's guy may be the same one in the 1941 pic.

Besides I think Vlad was too young for WWII and there were pics of him as security for Krushchev and he was very young looking then.

He's been KGB most of his working life so no military I think.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:15 AM (Xo1Rt)

294 282 Milwaukee has the "great tunnel" to take away waste to the local reclamation ponds. Heavy rains or fast snow melt the tunnel floods, by passes the reclamation site and directly into Lake Michigan,
.
This happens several times a year for several years now. But don't let a herd of you dairy cattle pop in a creek. The state will close you down & fine the hell out of you
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 12:09 AM (voOPb)

Exactly. It's f'ing ridiculous.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 17, 2015 12:15 AM (P8951)

295 Unless notified prior, it's assumed that all math is in base 10.

let's do octals?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:12 AM (Xo1Rt)


Why do mathematicians confuse Halloween and Christmas?

Because OCT 31 = DEC 25

Posted by: Hat 10 at December 17, 2015 12:15 AM (vBeA5)

296 Well, they asked nicely, and if you complied maybe, just maybe, you break even.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2015 12:02 AM (T78UI)



***



Pretty sure you missed my original point by about a mile, but not in the mood to argue about it tonight.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:11 AM (YLidQ)

You are probably right.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2015 12:16 AM (T78UI)

297 "San Fran has to dump a half-million gallons of bleach through their
pipes each year to keep things flowing -- which is especially ironic
because their avowed reason to go low-flow was 'to save Gaia'."

And even with these adjunct measures, the SF sewers still don't work well.

There are areas of SF where when you smell feces, it's obvious that it's coming from sidewalk level nearby. But there are other areas where there are no "street people" and there's still a strong smell of human waste. It's from below sidewalk level.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 17, 2015 12:16 AM (noWW6)

298 It's almost as if liberal policies are childish feel-good bullshit. Almost.
No shit.

And with that, adieu for the night.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 12:16 AM (DLIIY)

299 Because OCT 31 = DEC 25

oh wow that was so bad I'm stealing it

Posted by: chemjeff at December 17, 2015 12:16 AM (uZNvH)

300 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:04 AM (Xo1Rt)

Eh, not happening.

1870s were a prosperous time when many were lifted out of poverty.

A repeat of that is unlikely.

Plus I need my iPhone. No iPhones in 1870.

Well, maybe Putin had one back then. Hard to say.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:16 AM (AkOaV)

301 Hell, I got to looking online at the various well-known Thomas Crapper manufacturers web pages, and do you know they sell some ridiculous contraptions with list prices of $6300? Kohler makes one, with get this, blue tooth and an SD card, which plays MP3s through speakers. Listen to your favorite music while taking a shit. It has fancy built in lighting. Apparently, you need electric power for proper function, because it says it has a "100 flush emergency" backup system in case of power failure.

Also, heat seat and foot rest warmer, custom bidet and "deodorizing system"

And to my horror, the promo pictures have this thing in some fancy pants, upscale hipster douchebag environment and deco, with models posing around looking like they're about to jump each other.

And worse than all, have any of you seen what is apparently some new trend of "open" spaces for the shitter? The damn $6300 internet toilet sitting in the middle of this huge open area, which huge glass windows all around. My God.

Who the hell wants to do your business in the open like that?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (dvuhZ)

302 well good night all
sweet dreams

Posted by: chemjeff at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (uZNvH)

303 It truly was a request, they had no way under law to
mandate it. The proles complied, and were amply rewarded with an annual
increase in water usage rates.



Here's a fun story: California has a severe water shortage because asshole Jerry Brown, when he first infested the governor's mansion (and then vacated it) in 1975, blocked a water infrastructure construction project that had been drawn up, voted on, and was then in progress. So now the (liberal) parts of the state are fucked, because we've had yet another drought (as we had in the mid-70s), as has happens periodically (statistics of small numbers, and all that).


OK, fast forward to 2015. Comrade Jerry mandates swingeing cuts in water usage to save his fellow liberal dicks ... except ... San Diego county has 99% of the water it usually uses, because a lot of its water comes from the Colorado River - i.e., Colorado, which hasn't suffered from a drought). But it still has to implement the great swingeing cuts demanded by the Politburo. You know, because.


God how I detest liberals.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (oKE6c)

304 1 + 1 = 10

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:11 AM (9mTYi)


There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (UQGss)

305 Posted by: Hat 10 at December 17, 2015 12:15 AM (vBeA5)

Hyuck hyuck.

Math nerd jokes.

next will be calculator words.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

306 The Japanese win the prize, by far, for the best toilets. We lived in a Tokyo apartment for a year, and the MBR toilet not only washed you, it dried you, too, on a heated seat that was frickin' awesome first thing on a winter morning. You hardly even needed to wipe.

Or is that TMI?

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 17, 2015 12:19 AM (laMCB)

307 There are areas of SF where when you smell feces, it's obvious that it's coming from sidewalk level nearby. But there are other areas where there are no "street people" and there's still a strong smell of human waste. It's from below sidewalk level.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 17, 2015 12:16 AM (noWW6)

well, city-wide sewer systems are one of those "modern marvels' that we were able to build 100-125 years ago, but which we can no longer even adequately maintain, let alone build.

We've sort of regressed since then.

Kind of like building the interstate highway system in the '50s. Even with the billions we dump in to it annually now and the trillion Obama spent on "roads and bridges" we can barely maintain what we currently have, let alone re-build it from scratch if he ever had to.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:20 AM (AkOaV)

308
That 1941 tanker *really* looks like Vlad - eyes, nose, everything. Interesting.

The actual photo of a younger Vlad posing as a Soviet tourist greeting Reagan in Red Square is pretty classic.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 12:20 AM (QDnY+)

309 There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.
Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (UQGss)

******

0!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:20 AM (YLidQ)

310 Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (UQGss)

TW

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 17, 2015 12:20 AM (laMCB)

311 CJ and Jay G.: My son got a 96 on his P Chem exam. Not enough to give him an A for the semester, but pretty solid.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2015 12:21 AM (e+Rd6)

312 Math nerd jokes.

next will be calculator words.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

*****

Shelloil.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:21 AM (YLidQ)

313
The Japanese win the prize, by far, for the best toilets. We lived in a
Tokyo apartment for a year, and the MBR toilet not only washed you, it
dried you, too, on a heated seat that was frickin' awesome first thing
on a winter morning. You hardly even needed to wipe.



Or is that TMI?

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 17, 2015 12:19 AM (laMCB)

Did it replace the luffa after each use or just give it a quarter turn?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2015 12:22 AM (T78UI)

314 Jinx is here.
Hey. I'm alive.

And, I never sent an email, cooth. I think I owe a few out these days...


As to low flow water & water bills from city?
You could always take that shower head apart, find that little rubber part with the holes in it, then drill them out larger.
Water bill? My trash collection is tied to my water bill, too. Try being a bachelor that pays the same as the family of five next door - very frustrating.
Hell, for a while, I used 0 gallons of water (barely lived here), but still paid almost the same as the family next door that used the washing machine 5x per day, bathed 3 kids daily, etc.
The taxes & fees are a good 70% of my bill, I bet.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 12:22 AM (D2i9m)

315 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 12:17 AM (dvuhZ)

A friend has one of those crazy $6000 Japanese toilets installed in his house.

I was intimidated by it when I had to take a leak after drinking beers with him.

Upon subsequent pisses (lots of beer that night), I went in the bushes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:22 AM (AkOaV)

316 311 CJ and Jay G.: My son got a 96 on his P Chem exam. Not enough to give him an A for the semester, but pretty solid.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2015 12:21 AM (e+Rd6)



Well done! 100, within experimental error!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 12:23 AM (oKE6c)

317 next will be calculator words.

07734

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2015 12:23 AM (ZbV+0)

318 next will be calculator words.

07734
Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2015 12:23 AM (ZbV+0)


58008

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:24 AM (AkOaV)

319 80085

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2015 12:24 AM (bY+SL)

320 Since Maet introduced Riemann into the ONT, I'll plug 'Prime Obsession', by none other than John Derbyshire, who is actually a mathematician. Good book.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:24 AM (9mTYi)

321 Wish he'd get an A, it would be a good morale booster for him. Been a tough semester with the pneumonia and other things.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2015 12:25 AM (e+Rd6)

322 So now we hafta let Maet be clear?
Where will this madness lead us?

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 12:26 AM (5e4hL)

323 Shelloil.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:21 AM (YLidQ)


That was the coolest trick for a while, then my brother showed me "hellhole" - I got in trouble at school a lot after that.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 12:26 AM (D2i9m)

324 Now that we are onto advanced math I will have to bow out.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2015 12:26 AM (T78UI)

325 I used to play the "Friden Shuffle" by entering a certain multiplication problem on an STW-10. A rather catchy, march-like tune.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2015 12:27 AM (e+Rd6)

326 *scratches head*

Damn..., I doubt that I ever made a 96 on any exam.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:28 AM (9mTYi)

327 I'm listening to the aoshq podcast. having trouble telling drew and ace apart. audio is shitty.

Grrrr.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:28 AM (AkOaV)

328 287 there is no argument about 1+1 = 2
----------

*?*

1 + 1 = 10
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:11 AM (9mTYi)

Binary shminary.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:28 AM (kpqmD)

329
My water bill now has less than 20% that is variable cost - that is, the billing for water consumed, the part I can control. So I can get almost no financial benefit from further conservation (have always been water-wise, raised that way, no heroics needed right now and my usage is 40% of average for this area).

Of course there ARE major capital costs being incurred to fix and update the mains (ceramic and iron to synthetics). Thing is - and this is the corrosive poison sprinkled like Alien blood across the whole public sector now - one's prudent and reasonable default instinct any more is to question both the competence AND integrity of almost any public authority.

It wasn't always that way. Not even in my lifetime.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

330 I am not making this up: I am getting an ad on this page that says, "This unicorn will change the way you poop."

(Sqatty Potty)

The entire world has gone insane. We are the only rational people left.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 12:29 AM (5e4hL)

331 And hello Chi. Glad to see you, old friend.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2015 12:29 AM (e+Rd6)

332 314 Jinx is here.
Hey. I'm alive.

And, I never sent an email, cooth. I think I owe a few out these days...


As to low flow water & water bills from city?
You could always take that shower head apart, find that little rubber part with the holes in it, then drill them out larger.
Water bill? My trash collection is tied to my water bill, too. Try being a bachelor that pays the same as the family of five next door - very frustrating.
Hell, for a while, I used 0 gallons of water (barely lived here), but still paid almost the same as the family next door that used the washing machine 5x per day, bathed 3 kids daily, etc.
The taxes & fees are a good 70% of my bill, I bet.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 12:22 AM (D2i9m)



I think I might vaguely remember your old email. Was it with the G or Y company?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

333 326 *scratches head*

Damn..., I doubt that I ever made a 96 on any exam.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:28 AM (9mTYi)



That's 'cause you'd be facing away from each other.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:31 AM (EzgxV)

334 Y'all are confusing the hell out of me with this octal shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:32 AM (kpqmD)

335 I am not making this up: I am getting an ad on this page that says, "This unicorn will change the way you poop."

(Sqatty Potty)

The entire world has gone insane. We are the only rational people left.
Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 12:29 AM (5e4hL)

*****

Regarding the ad, disable Javascript jn your browser for this site at least, and you will never see it again.

As to rational people left on this rock being here at this site? You betcha.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:32 AM (YLidQ)

336 *looks around*

Where's chi?

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:32 AM (R5HRU)

337 I'm listening to the aoshq podcast. having trouble telling drew and ace apart. audio is shitty.

They are actually the same person. He's binary.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 17, 2015 12:34 AM (ODxAs)

338 Be well all, I have to work tomorrow and then figure out how to use the rest of my vacation days.

Interns coming back over the holidays rocks!

Posted by: Farmer at December 17, 2015 12:34 AM (o/90i)

339 My cats just chased a mouse under the built in wine fridge or fridge. I can't see anything. They were pulling the grate. I put sticky traps in front of them with marshmallow and potato chips. Any other bait suggestions? I locked the cats out of the kitchen.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 12:34 AM (BHl9S)

340
Japanese bathrooms can be an amazing experience - fairly logical, given the country/culture's combination of technological excellence and extreme cleanliness.

Remember a bathroom at a teahouse in Takayama. Just the decor, lighting, ambience (fresh flowers) were amazing. Hi tech toilet where someone with no hands would have no problem.

Still marvel at the pristine cleanliness of bathrooms in Japanese public places like airports (where filthy gaijin and their barbaric habits could have an impact).

Having extensive experience with Soviet/Russian comfort facilities ..... um, well, let's say "I've seen both sides now."

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 12:35 AM (QDnY+)

341 Where's chi?
Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:32 AM (R5HRU)

****

He's bored.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:35 AM (YLidQ)

342 I have the Drift Compatible Pod Cast up but I'm not really listening to it.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 17, 2015 12:35 AM (UQGss)

343 On a related note...Elijah Craig bourbon rocks.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 17, 2015 12:36 AM (UQGss)

344 339 My cats just chased a mouse under the built in wine fridge or fridge. I can't see anything. They were pulling the grate. I put sticky traps in front of them with marshmallow and potato chips. Any other bait suggestions? I locked the cats out of the kitchen.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 12:34 AM (BHl9S)



Rats and mice love peanut butter.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:36 AM (EzgxV)

345 Heading out to Iowa on Saturday. First trip for Mrs Hades. Two days in a car, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 17, 2015 12:37 AM (UQGss)

346 They are actually the same person. He's binary.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 17, 2015 12:34 AM (ODxAs)

Whoa.

Mind = blown.

I figured it out though. The whinier one is Drew, the deeper voice is ace.

Are they like talking in to laptop microphones for these podcasts or what? Yeesh.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:39 AM (AkOaV)

347 Yes, the same agency issued a press release about crimefighting to the public, whilst issuing reprimands to the actual crime fighters in its ranks. The violent criminals? They are more likely to be released than to be deported, at this juncture.

affirmative ction & its transformation

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 12:39 AM (voOPb)

348
CaliGirl, lots of professional exterminators like peanut butter. In an area that's readily accessible/that you will tend or monitor frequently (not the attic), consider .... cheese.

Used small blocks of the cheapest cheddar I could find on traps when the War of Rodent Extermination was waged last summer (2014), in the tomato patch. Never failed. Think I kilt the whole nest. After 11 confirmed kills, no more rats. Or since.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

349 my issue with heated toilet seats is that in my head warm toilet seat == freshly used toilet seat which is unfortunate

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 17, 2015 12:40 AM (2t2oo)

350 My only peanut butter is almond butter with no sugar. I had to go to the barn to find the traps and it's dark here. There was a lion here last week. I have some Jif in the barn for the snap traps.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 12:40 AM (BHl9S)

351 Terrence, as a writer, let me explain 1 X 1 in words.

One of those numbers is a noun; the other is a verb (sort of). (It matters not which is which.)

What happens in that equation is that "one thing was done one time." If I gave you a dollar and only did it that one time, then how many dollars would you have?

BTW, you're an idiot.

Posted by: RKae at December 17, 2015 12:40 AM (HiSOA)

352 I love my squatty potty.

Posted by: Larry King at December 17, 2015 12:40 AM (FkBIv)

353 What could go wrong. Duh, Iowa

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 12:40 AM (voOPb)

354 Any other bait suggestions? I locked the cats out of the kitchen.
Posted by: CaliGirl
---------------

Bacon, seriously.
Peanut butter works too.

Something aromatic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 12:41 AM (9mTYi)

355 I will put some cheese on it too. I don't want it dying under there or chewing the wires. They are the huge professional refrigerator and a wine fridge.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 12:42 AM (BHl9S)

356 Chairman do you have Twitter account or Facebook?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 12:42 AM (voOPb)

357 I will put some cheese on it too. I don't want it dying under there or chewing the wires. They are the huge professional refrigerator and a wine fridge.
Posted by: CaliGirl

Send the lion after it.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2015 12:42 AM (e+Rd6)

358 Or is that TMI?

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 17, 2015 12:19 AM (laMCB)

That depends. Are you a chick?

Posted by: Blano at December 17, 2015 12:43 AM (C3E0x)

359 What could go wrong. Duh, Iowa
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 12:40 AM (voOPb)

****

Iowa is a great predictor of who will lose big. Think Santorum and Huckabee. But, gotta bow to the Big Ethanol state.

Why we do this, I'll never know.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:43 AM (YLidQ)

360 The city council here has raised water rates over the past few years to discourage us peasants from using it, and it's worked in my case, I use about a third of the water I use to and still pay about 25% more, so job well done assholes, hope you enjoy my brown lawn when you drive past my house.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 17, 2015 12:43 AM (RQzjb)

361 I swear by carmel corn for rat and mouse bait

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 12:44 AM (dULJN)

362 I have used the "rat zapper classic" with great success. Works like a charm

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 12:45 AM (dULJN)

363 I guess I will go back to the barn for the Jif. I put a pice of cheese on them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 12:46 AM (BHl9S)

364
CaliGirl cats are the best mouse-icide there is, I think. Don't see why any traps would be needed if competent kitties are present.

Lion? Don't have to tell you to be careful, I know. Those kitties sometimes actually attack people - though it's rare, probably crazy/sick ones. Remember the unexplained surge in mountain lion incursions some time back in the 90s? Wasso bad there was a state ballot initiative to re-open lion hunting - it lost.

I believe CA has three pro hunters on retainer to take out cats that are ID'd as trouble.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 12:46 AM (QDnY+)

365 Used small blocks of the cheapest cheddar I could find on traps when the War of Rodent Extermination was waged last summer (2014), in the tomato patch. Never failed. Think I kilt the whole nest. After 11 confirmed kills, no more rats. Or since.

--------

You would think they'd learn after five or six

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 17, 2015 12:46 AM (RU5ki)

366 One of the things about rats and mice is they like to grab the swag and hustle off to eat it more privately. So a really great bait is to cut a washrag up into 1" squares, smear liberally with peanut butter, and seriously hook it onto the trigger of the trap. They will grab it and tug-tug-tug it until they get it off and can run away with it, or until their brains are spattered all over the trap.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

367 I just returned from my nieces Christmas program at school.
All hope is not lost. Even here in So Cal they sang Christmas songs.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 12:48 AM (dULJN)

368 Do my eyes deceive me, or have I really read almost 400 comments without seeing "Trump" anywhere??

Posted by: Blano at December 17, 2015 12:48 AM (C3E0x)

369 Off to recline in the arms of Morpheus. Be well my friends.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2015 12:49 AM (e+Rd6)

370 Terrence, as a writer, let me explain 1 X 1 in words.

One of those numbers is a noun; the other is a verb (sort of). (It matters not which is which.)

What happens in that equation is that "one thing was done one time." If I gave you a dollar and only did it that one time, then how many dollars would you have?

BTW, you're an idiot.
Posted by: RKae at December 17, 2015 12:40 AM (HiSOA)


Someone with more interest than I, please explain. He was kidding, right? This is a joke of some sort? He always seems to play smart guys.


Acting, I guess. Either that or Jose Canseco does his calculations for him.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2015 12:50 AM (Dj0WE)

371 You would think they'd learn after five or six
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 17, 2015 12:46 AM (RU5ki)

****
Turns out rodents with a brain the size of a Snap rock aren't capable of making this connection.

Who ever woulda thunk that?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:50 AM (YLidQ)

372 I have a friend that is tasked with killing lions her in Cal. He keeps plenty busy. You would be shocked to know how many lions are killed here every year.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 12:51 AM (dULJN)

373
Jackhole, has the ACLU been alerted?

For whatever reason, I was shocked upon going in a Starbucks for the first in ages to find a Christmas tree and other Decorations of Exclusion and Intolerance. Figured that after the unbelievably idiotic "talk about race" debacle, and what may have been my own exaggerated perception of the holiday coffee cup thing, the place would be Freudenrein (my own made up German word for "joy-free").

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 12:52 AM (QDnY+)

374 "...and then must utter a prayer to thank Allah for ridding him of the foul stuff"

I do this also, only not to Allah.
At my age, few things are as satisfying as a really great BM...
Loose shoes, etc.

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 12:52 AM (Xodlv)

375 Do my eyes deceive me, or have I really read almost 400 comments without seeing "Trump" anywhere??
Posted by: Blano at December 17, 2015 12:48 AM (C3E0x)

****

Well, there were a couple of offhanded mentions. Yours is now a third. Much like Beetlegeuse, you used up the third mention.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 12:53 AM (YLidQ)

376 A TIME FOR CHOOSING

A TIME FOR TRUMP

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:54 AM (R5HRU)

377 Jinx, Happy to hear about the son!

Halfrican, MWNP has it right. Good call, Man. - think about it. ( clue - Kryptonite)

Cth, yeah you know it - starts with my first initial, has my dog's nickname in it, ends with the g.
It's actually been published here many times, y'know.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 12:54 AM (nxBpZ)

378 a prophecy fulfilled

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:54 AM (R5HRU)

379 Jackhole, I don't exactly keep up with the exotic game laws, but aren't lions a no-no unless you're an authorized bounty hunter? Or do they extend the license on as-needed basis for troublesome cats? I do recall at the time of the referendum items all hunting was banned but the state had 3 pro hunters doing the cat management.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

380 376 A TIME FOR CHOOSING

A TIME FOR TRUMP
Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:54 AM (R5HRU)

yeah?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:55 AM (AkOaV)

381 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:55 AM (AkOaV)

Someone mentioned Trumps name for the third time. Beetlejuice was brought up.

It only seemed right.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:56 AM (R5HRU)

382 Someone mentioned Trumps name for the third time. Beetlejuice was brought up.

It only seemed right.
Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:56 AM (R5HRU)

Carry on, then. As you were.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:57 AM (AkOaV)

383 A neighbor of mine famously said that once a man turns 50, you've got to keep him shitting properly. He's still alive, one or two years older than my father, which would put him at about 90, but his mind is just about gone now. I don't think he even knows me, now.

He'd been having to use a CPAP machine for a while, and about a year ago, he had some terrible episode brought on by that. Excruciating chest pain and vital signs going to hell. Turned out that the layers of tissue around the lungs separated somehow, likely from the even slight overpressure of the CPAP.

His mind went downhill after that episode.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 12:57 AM (dvuhZ)

384 Well I'll be damned Chairman.

Been awhile.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 12:57 AM (R5HRU)

385 Mice / rats also like plain old white bread as bait.
Go ahead - ask me how I know...

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 12:57 AM (nxBpZ)

386 If a lion menaces a human or eats pets, it's a goner.
I remember a big female wandered in to Palo Alto somehow or another, got treed and a Fish and Game officer shot it dead as poop, right there. Not trank darts, no relocation.
Boom, dead.

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 12:58 AM (Xodlv)

387 Department of Agriculture does all the lion killing. Fish and Game calls them. You can also get a depredation permit if you have had livestock killed. They kill 50 to 100 year, on the books. A ton are killed off the books every year as well.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 12:58 AM (dULJN)

388 so guinness extra stout... new bottles... always been 11.2 fl oz, or is that a new thing? I feel like they used to be 12 oz but I'm not sure.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 12:59 AM (AkOaV)

389 A friend of ours recommended Reese's PB cups in a mousetrap. We've caught several that way.

Right now, the kitteh is behind in the count. He's old and can't hear mice as well as he used to, but when he sees one, he pounces like a pro! You'd never know how arthritic he is!

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:00 AM (5e4hL)

390 The cats watched for about 20 minutes, then went back to the screened porch where they found it. I don't want them killing it while I'm asleep and bringing it back to my bed. I couldn't find the snap traps. I am using the huge glue traps. I'm not positive that's what they had. Could be a salamander.

I remember the girl that was killed in the gaviota area in the 90's. The nuts here started a fund for the lion or its babies.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:01 AM (BHl9S)

391 383 A neighbor of mine famously said that once a man turns 50, you've got to keep him shitting properly. He's still alive, one or two years older than my father, which would put him at about 90, but his mind is just about gone now. I don't think he even knows me, now.

He'd been having to use a CPAP machine for a while, and about a year ago, he had some terrible episode brought on by that. Excruciating chest pain and vital signs going to hell. Turned out that the layers of tissue around the lungs separated somehow, likely from the even slight overpressure of the CPAP.

His mind went downhill after that episode.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 12:57 AM (dvuhZ)



Urk. I've been doing CPAP for over a decade, and -- for a while -- I was the highest prescribed pressure my specialist had ever prescribed.




Of course, nobody here would notice if my mind went downhill, so there's that. But if you could flip me the "magic words" to describe that problem to the docs, I'd appreciate it.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:01 AM (EzgxV)

392 Lion depredation statistics for California. Link in my nic

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 01:01 AM (dULJN)

393 Blacksmith dude FTW.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 01:01 AM (sdi6R)

394 Jackhole, the three S's.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:02 AM (BHl9S)

395 Hey..... what does everyone here think of Trump?

Posted by: Hartmark at December 17, 2015 01:03 AM (zv81W)

396 366 One of the things about rats and mice is they like to grab the swag and hustle off to eat it more privately. So a really great bait is to cut a washrag up into 1" squares, smear liberally with peanut butter, and seriously hook it onto the trigger of the trap. They will grab it and tug-tug-tug it until they get it off and can run away with it, or until their brains are spattered all over the trap.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:47 AM (EzgxV)



Thanks for the tip, which I'll implement.


I just killed my first rat - ever. Neighbors on either side have fruit trees (oranges and avocados) that were dropping fruit into our yard that was getting gnawed on. I just nailed my first rat the other day, and a big bastard he was too: about six inches long, with a tail about a bit longer than that.

But after nailing him, the other Democrats from the order Rodentia have been wary of traps, so I've got to step up my game.

Btw, at some point I've got to tell you my story of nailing the shit out of a gopher who (unwisely) popped up above ground in my presence ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 01:04 AM (oKE6c)

397 Hey..... what does everyone here think of Trump?

It's what makes the game of bridge so special.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 17, 2015 01:04 AM (YJmuy)

398 You bet on the SSS

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 01:05 AM (dULJN)

399 Posted by: Hartmark at December 17, 2015 01:03 AM (zv81W)

******

There are many threads with his name in the title here. I urge you to check them out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 01:06 AM (YLidQ)

400 Hey..... what does everyone here think of Trump?

It's what makes the game of bridge so special.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 17, 2015 01:04 AM (YJmuy)

And hearts, and spades, and...

Posted by: Blano at December 17, 2015 01:06 AM (C3E0x)

401
Jackhole and navybrat, thanks for the lion update - as my SEAL friend likes to say, I'm going to bed smarter tonight.

I recall during the period of mass lion incursions in SoCal back when, the biologists were very frank and up-front about "we have no idea what's going on". A poignant memory of integrity and humility in science.

A woman basically broke every rule in the book and was then given her Darwin Award, jogging alone at day-break in a very remote section of the Laguna Mountains east of SD. A little more surprising was the attack on two mountain bikers just east of Irvine in the park area donated to the county by the Irvine Corp. (I think you can see the area, off to the east, from the overpasses at the I-5/405 interchange, the "Orange Crush"). Think that was at dusk.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2015 01:06 AM (QDnY+)

402 I've never had a rat problem. But I've had mice problem in the garage and up to cabin on occasion. Slather PB or butter on mouse trap. Anything more is a waste unless you don't have PB or butter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 01:06 AM (voOPb)

403 Jackhole, I'm assuming it's the same lion that left tracks near me, killed a cat about a mile from me. The people that live by the end of the ranch heard a ruckus and came outside and the lion had their cat. This was thanksgiving weekend. They are following the deer.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:07 AM (BHl9S)

404 391: I can't remember enough to know any precise medical terms, if I ever heard them. As you know, the lungs are in a sack, some sort of membrane. As I remember it, a little air pocket or space developed between that and the lung.

It took them a while to figure out just what was wrong with him. It was causing excruciating chest pain. I think I remember his wife or son telling me they actually went in and put some sort of lubricating *powder* in that space somehow.

Now, I don't know if the odds of this happening with CPAP is appreciable or if this was some sort of fluke.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 01:10 AM (dvuhZ)

405 388 so guinness extra stout... new bottles... always been 11.2 fl oz, or is that a new thing? I feel like they used to be 12 oz but I'm not sure.

That's what I'm drinking right now, and yeah, I remember them being 12oz too, what I really want is the foreign extra stout, still can't find it anywhere.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 17, 2015 01:10 AM (RQzjb)

406 I've never had a rat problem


We'd never had one either, but then we started seeing fruit on the ground getting eaten, and crap too big for mice. There's an easement (i.e., no man's land) behind our property, which is where I suspect the rats have set up housekeeping and from which they come to the various yards to do their grocery shopping.


Fortunately, we have a golden retriever who sleeps through the whole thing. He's a sweetheart, but useless in this connection.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 01:11 AM (oKE6c)

407 Pluerisy ? Sp?

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 01:11 AM (dULJN)

408 My cats are indoor cats, they get little field mice that come in the screened porch drain holes.
This is a dead rat
http://tinypic.com/r/2vb0rnk/9
That one was drowned.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:14 AM (BHl9S)

409 Here is a youtube video in which the late Dizzy Gillespie describes the importance of taking a proper shit, before a sold out audience in SF.

I am visible directly behind him. This is many years ago.
Damn, I am so young and good looking.

Dizzy died not too long after this concert.

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

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 01:14 AM (Xodlv)

410 407: That sounds similar, but I don't know if it was exactly that. From what I remember, it was some sort of damage, and the CPAP overpressure was blamed (by those who described it to me).

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 01:14 AM (dvuhZ)

411 338 Be well all, I have to work tomorrow and then figure out how to use the rest of my vacation days.

Interns coming back over the holidays rocks!
Posted by: Farmer at December 17, 2015 12:34 AM (o/90i)

Interns shouldn't rock. Show up & do their job.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 01:15 AM (voOPb)

412 Cheers morons I'm out

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2015 01:16 AM (dULJN)

413 A neighbor of mine famously said that once a man turns 50, you've got to keep him shitting properly. He's still alive, one or two years older than my father, which would put him at about 90, but his mind is just about gone now. I don't think he even knows me, now.

He'd been having to use a CPAP machine
-----------------

I read that as CRAP machine. It was a gloomy moment, thinking that one of those might be in my future.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 01:16 AM (9mTYi)

414 Urk. I've been doing CPAP for over a decade, and -- for a while -- I was the highest prescribed pressure my specialist had ever prescribed.

The hubby's was top of the scale until he had deviated septum correction surgery ...

They retested him & lowered the pressure to mid range.

Am thinking you could have a retest done on general principles ...

Posted by: Adriane the Medical Critic ... at December 17, 2015 01:17 AM (oZKRQ)

415 G'night all, I'm out too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2015 01:17 AM (9mTYi)

416 I have a request of praying Hordesters. This is the week I've been distressed about. My stepdaughter is marrying an Evangelical Leftist. (Where did we go wrong? (Actually, she is conducting her life exactly like her mother taught her.))

Anyway, tomorrow I meet the in-laws for the first time. I have heard stories about them that suggest they are insufferably ridiculous people, but I am prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt. To make matters worse, my aggressive, lefty sis-in-law will be there to egg everyone on.

I wish to be gracious no matter what and find something to appreciate about each person, all while not participating in their various delusions. Please pray that I will be a blessing and not roll my eyes at people.

Thanks, True Friends.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:18 AM (5e4hL)

417 night all

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 01:18 AM (R5HRU)

418 409 Here is a youtube video in which the late Dizzy Gillespie describes the importance of taking a proper shit, before a sold out audience in SF.

I am visible directly behind him. This is many years ago.
Damn, I am so young and good looking.

Dizzy died not too long far too soon after this concert.

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

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 01:14 AM (Xodlv)



FIFY. Just because their music lives forever doesn't mean that they will, sadly.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

419 I am out. Stay Frosty all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 01:19 AM (YLidQ)

420 414 Urk. I've been doing CPAP for over a decade, and -- for a while -- I was the highest prescribed pressure my specialist had ever prescribed.

The hubby's was top of the scale until he had deviated septum correction surgery ...

They retested him & lowered the pressure to mid range.

Am thinking you could have a retest done on general principles ...

Posted by: Adriane the Medical Critic ... at December 17, 2015 01:17 AM (oZKRQ)



I did a re-test a while back and we upped it.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

421 Dizzy was a real hoot to hang with.
He was amazingly candid without being insulting.
He and Bird started a whole cultural phenomenon, all by themselves.
All because he got (unjustly) blamed for hitting Cab Calloway with a spit ball, and subsequently fired.

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 01:21 AM (Xodlv)

422 CPAP saved my life.

Posted by: Hartmark at December 17, 2015 01:23 AM (zv81W)

423 Emmie, may God give you the strength to be gracious.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:24 AM (BHl9S)

424 Thanks, CaliGirl.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:25 AM (5e4hL)

425 #370

I don't think so. The guy is notorious for self-destructive tendencies. Check out his IMDB bio. There are a number of items of interest:

"Had Bell's palsy for nine months while in high school."

"A self taught musician, Howard plays both the piano and the guitar. You can see Terrence display his musical talents opposite Jamie Foxx in this year's breakout film Ray (2004). A promising songwriter, Howard's lyrics are soon to be acquired by some of today's biggest artists."

"In addition to his musical talents, Howard also has a strong interest in science."

A medical condition that can have enduring effects on the sufferer. Or the actual condition, as Bell's Palsy is often written down when they don't know what is really going on or didn't pursue the right line of testing. He could have been pretty normal up until then and the personality changes that drive his eccentricity could also be very appealing to casting directors. But just once, as seen in his being dropped from the Iron Man franchise, to be replaced by Don Cheadle.

Then we have self-aggrandizement in relation to accomplishments that are assumed to be pending but not definite.

SCIENCE!

Posted by: Epobirs at December 17, 2015 01:26 AM (IdCqF)

426 Emmie, you will do fine. Chin up, I will say a prayer for you though

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 01:27 AM (voOPb)

427 Emmie, just remember that is not that important that you vocalize every single thought.
Just have the thought, watch it go by.
Smile.

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 01:28 AM (Xodlv)

428 Emmie, maybe God put this young man in your path so that you may lead him in a better direction.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:28 AM (BHl9S)

429 Thanks, MisHum.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:29 AM (5e4hL)

430 Rats and mice love peanut butter.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:36 AM (EzgxV)


Hell, who doesn't?

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at December 17, 2015 01:29 AM (Z7G74)

431 Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:18 AM (5e4hL)

Father in Heaven, give Emmie the strength to refrain from beating the shit out of anyone tomorrow.

Amen.

Goodnight all.

Posted by: Blano at December 17, 2015 01:30 AM (C3E0x)

432 396 366 One of the things about rats and mice is they like to grab the swag and hustle off to eat it more privately. So a really great bait is to cut a washrag up into 1" squares, smear liberally with peanut butter, and seriously hook it onto the trigger of the trap. They will grab it and tug-tug-tug it until they get it off and can run away with it, or until their brains are spattered all over the trap.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 12:47 AM (EzgxV)


Thanks for the tip, which I'll implement.


I just killed my first rat - ever. Neighbors on either side have fruit trees (oranges and avocados) that were dropping fruit into our yard that was getting gnawed on. I just nailed my first rat the other day, and a big bastard he was too: about six inches long, with a tail about a bit longer than that.

But after nailing him, the other Democrats from the order Rodentia have been wary of traps, so I've got to step up my game.

Btw, at some point I've got to tell you my story of nailing the shit out of a gopher who (unwisely) popped up above ground in my presence ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 17, 2015 01:04 AM (oKE6c)



So, here at Casa de Cthulhu, we started developing a serious outdoor rat problem. You could see 'em scurrying into and out-of the yard, you could see 'em crossing the street on the telecom lines, you'd see 'em running along the tops of fences and walls. So we put out traps, and would get one just about every day.



Unfortunately, rats are territorial animals, and exterminating one is just about as useful as popping one bubble in foam -- the other bubbles instantly expand to fill the empty space. I was killing a rat a day for weeks....until, all of a sudden, two things happened.



Some of the traps, and most of the rats, abruptly disappeared.




It seems that raccoons eat rats and also like to take their food away to eat it, and if it's pre-killed and mounted on a platter, they appreciate how classy and yuge it is. But while they're in such a classy establishment, they'll forage around for additional helpings.



So, while the peanut-butter on scrap of washrag works really, really well -- effective biological controls rock.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

433 Mr. Howard is wrong but it doesn't matter that he is.\

1x1 is still 1 no matter what he thinks. (I use the word thinks advisedly)




Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 16, 2015 11:07 PM (Xo1Rt)


I read that part of the ONT to my eighteen year old daughter (she asked what I was laughing at) and she just gave me a "that is stupid" look and told me 1x1 is just another way of saying one set of one.

So my eighteen year old is at least smarter than Terrence Howard.

Posted by: redbanzai at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (NPofj)

434 So, more doggeh help. A lost dog showed up on my doorstep late this afternoon. My house is very remote and requires a Not lazy dog to hike up hill for a mile with one quarter being a steep incline. She is indoors and warm and fed and really happy tonight, but she hasnt barked once which seems weird to me though I wouldn't know. My 85lb, 6 1/2 mo old Great Dane scared her, but the lost doggeh never barked once. I had to separate the two. Lost dog is downstairs and I am upstairs with me running up and down the stairs to check btwn the two.

The lost dog should have barked at least once, right?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (2x3L+)

435 Navy brat, good advice.

CaliGirl, I have wondered if that is part of God's purpose. Unfortunately, I usually like to keep difficult people at arm's length.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:32 AM (5e4hL)

436 That's what I'm drinking right now, and yeah, I remember them being 12oz too, what I really want is the foreign extra stout, still can't find it anywhere.
Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 17, 2015 01:10 AM (RQzjb)

Ah. No good beer stores near me in NH, but the liquor store in CT (none of that socialized booze in CT, believe it or not) used to order it for me.

I do enjoy it. Expensive though. $11 a 6 pack or something.

I pay $13 or so for a 12er of extra stout here though. Can't complain.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:33 AM (AkOaV)

437 Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

by the way cooth, you still weary of me and my "out of nowhere" appearance on the wall of shame? Still think I'm a sock?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:34 AM (AkOaV)

438 422 CPAP saved my life.

Posted by: Hartmark at December 17, 2015 01:23 AM (zv81W)


I can testify -- I was getting to work or getting home with no recollection of how I got there. I'd doze off in meetings that I had called for subjects I cared deeply about. I felt like absolute shit all the time. I'd get up to piss five times a night. Stuff would take me hours when I should have been able to bang it out in 15 minutes.



And with CPAP.....all that shit went away.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:34 AM (EzgxV)

439 Blano, amen, brother!

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:34 AM (5e4hL)

440 L, Elle

Age idea on lost dog?
Our youngest didn't bark for a while. Now? Good luck shutting him up when he wants something
Some dogs don't bark for a period of time in a new situation

Be patient,
Be observant
Make sure he has fresh water

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 01:36 AM (voOPb)

441 Well, I've managed to kill another phone battery. Or phone?
This one keeps dying. Time for another break.

Emails out to whomever I heard incoming either later or tomorrow (I had at least 2 tonight).

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 01:37 AM (zcyux)

442 Emmie, I like to keep difficult people away as well. One thing I was told is that God is not only not trying to get us to guide others but learn a lesson ourselves. And until we learn our lesson he will keep testing us.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:37 AM (BHl9S)

443 "How can it equal one?" Howard asked Rolling Stone, and the universe. "If one times one equals one that means that two is of no value because one times itself has no effect. One times one equals two because the square root of four is two, so what's the square root of two? Should be one, but we're told it's two, and that cannot be."

Wow. Just ... wow. Someone actually dumber than Barky. Of course you can tell that Terrance howard is amazingly stupid just by watching him read his lines in any role. he clearly doesn't understand what he's saying (and they never give him lines that would take more than 93 IQ to understand).

I would love to see Barky and Terrance Howard in deep discussion,

Barky: So, if the square root of two is one, then what is a 3000% reduction of 2?

Howard: 1.43123 and three eighths.

Barky: Aha ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 01:38 AM (zc3Db)

444 OK, I'm out. Just remember that a 12 ga shotgun is the wrong rat killing instrument to use in a basement...especially when you are 16 and don't believe in hearing protection. Yes, there was a girl involved.


Later roonz and roonettez fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 17, 2015 01:39 AM (UQGss)

445 So, here at Casa de Cthulhu, we started developing a serious outdoor rat problem. You could see 'em scurrying into and out-of the yard, you could see 'em crossing the street on the telecom lines, you'd see 'em running along the tops of fences and walls. So we put out traps, and would get one just about every day.

Unfortunately, rats are territorial animals, and exterminating one is just about as useful as popping one bubble in foam -- the other bubbles instantly expand to fill the empty space. I was killing a rat a day for weeks....until, all of a sudden, two things happened.

Some of the traps, and most of the rats, abruptly disappeared.

It seems that raccoons eat rats and also like to take their food away to eat it, and if it's pre-killed and mounted on a platter, they appreciate how classy and yuge it is. But while they're in such a classy establishment, they'll forage around for additional helpings.

So, while the peanut-butter on scrap of washrag works really, really well -- effective biological controls rock.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (EzgxV)


The solution is to mount their little skulls on pikes in a perimeter around your home...

Posted by: The Skull Hat at December 17, 2015 01:39 AM (vBeA5)

446 434 So, more doggeh help. A lost dog showed up on my doorstep late this afternoon. My house is very remote and requires a Not lazy dog to hike up hill for a mile with one quarter being a steep incline. She is indoors and warm and fed and really happy tonight, but she hasnt barked once which seems weird to me though I wouldn't know. My 85lb, 6 1/2 mo old Great Dane scared her, but the lost doggeh never barked once. I had to separate the two. Lost dog is downstairs and I am upstairs with me running up and down the stairs to check btwn the two.

The lost dog should have barked at least once, right?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (2x3L+)




Different dog breeds bark different amounts. Dogs bark according to several diverse sets of rules -- for instance, intruding dogs bark very little while home-turf dogs bark more. Little dogs famously yip more. A scheming dog will bark less than a dog that's just quoting the law.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

447 The lost dog should have barked at least once, right?>>>

I wouldn't worry because the dog isn't barking for 2 reasons. I've had dogs that bark at everything and dogs that rarely bark at all. So the not barking is not necessarily odd. The other thing is a dog in a new environment may not be sure it's safe to bark. It may have come from somewhere that barking was punished abusively. If the dog is calm you are doing your job as protector/caretaker.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 17, 2015 01:40 AM (wHX4r)

448 47 I, for one, welcome our global warming. If all the rain we have had in the last week or so had been snow, we'd be hip deep in snow right now.
Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 16, 2015 10:58 PM (BPgj1)


But it's NOT.

So, global warming.

QED.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 01:40 AM (sdi6R)

449 skull hat, that made me laugh.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (BHl9S)

450 Y'all are confusing the hell out of me with this octal shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 17, 2015 12:32 AM (kpqmD)


It's super simple. Octal tubes have 8 pins on their base, and the base has a slightly longer center tower with a raised key that lines up with the space between pins 1 and 8. So you can install an octal tube blindfolded, just by sense of touch. Not all octal tubes need, or have 8 pins, but the pins that are present are always in the same relative positions to the central tower.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (7MWCL)

451 Dear Lord, give Emmie the courage & strength to put up & deal with embarassing doucheweasels. Let her hold her chin high, eyes straight ahead, and the will to contain her laughter. Amen

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (voOPb)

452 MisHum,

Chairmen of the Bored said your newest dog (Dreamer?) looks a lot like this one though I am sure she is a mix with a collie and some other breed.

I have no idea on ages. My first puppy is my Great Dane. Every other dog looks like a puppy in comparison. The lost doggie is very well behaved and trained properly. I got her to sit to take a treat from me, but she hasn't made a noise once. She had ice frozen over on her coat with a lot of her fur tangled and dirty. She was starving and thirsty when I brought her into my house.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (2x3L+)

453 Well, I gotta try to sleep after a long drive. This motel has the feature that every time the guests next to us bump their headboard, ours rattles in sympathy.

I appreciate that you all know the trials of dealing with leftists. I do feel less alone in my challenges tomorrow thanks to you.

God bless and keep you.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:42 AM (5e4hL)

454 Good night everyone, thanks for the help as always.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 01:43 AM (BHl9S)

455 437 Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

by the way cooth, you still weary of me and my "out of nowhere" appearance on the wall of shame? Still think I'm a sock?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:34 AM (AkOaV)



I haven't identified you as a specific old-time commenter and still regard you with suspicion -- but, then, just playing the odds, I've likely been paranoid longer than you've been alive.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

456 Cthulhu, after your experience, you have a right to be paranoid.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:46 AM (5e4hL)

457 445 So, here at Casa de Cthulhu, we started developing a serious outdoor rat problem. You could see 'em scurrying into and out-of the yard, you could see 'em crossing the street on the telecom lines, you'd see 'em running along the tops of fences and walls. So we put out traps, and would get one just about every day.

Unfortunately, rats are territorial animals, and exterminating one is just about as useful as popping one bubble in foam -- the other bubbles instantly expand to fill the empty space. I was killing a rat a day for weeks....until, all of a sudden, two things happened.

Some of the traps, and most of the rats, abruptly disappeared.

It seems that raccoons eat rats and also like to take their food away to eat it, and if it's pre-killed and mounted on a platter, they appreciate how classy and yuge it is. But while they're in such a classy establishment, they'll forage around for additional helpings.

So, while the peanut-butter on scrap of washrag works really, really well -- effective biological controls rock.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

The solution is to mount their little skulls on pikes in a perimeter around your home...

Posted by: The Skull Hat at December 17, 2015 01:39 AM (vBeA5)



One might think that the spattered remnants of Fred that coat a "used" spring-trap would be grounds for caution.....but rats actually find the scent of other rats (even deceased) to be comforting. A "used" trap will actually be more successful than a fresh one, all other things being equal.



Your neighbors, on the other hand.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:47 AM (EzgxV)

458 "She was starving and thirsty when I brought her into my house."

Weird. Recall your comment from an earlier thread about how she was playing with another strange dog that fled when you approached.

In my experience, dogs lose interest in playing when they go unfed.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 17, 2015 01:48 AM (noWW6)

459 451 Dear Lord, give Emmie the courage & strength to put up & deal with embarassing doucheweasels. Let her hold her chin high, eyes straight ahead, and the will to contain her laughter. Amen

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (voOPb)



Amen.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

460 >>>> Posted by: Willy J. at December 17, 2015 01:40 AM
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Thanks, WillyJ. This makes sense to me. The lost puppy seemed to be in a state of desperation and just happy to find a warm house and someone to take care of her. She probably has no idea what is going on and is just adjusting slowly.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:51 AM (Y42RP)

461 I haven't identified you as a specific old-time commenter and still regard you with suspicion -- but, then, just playing the odds, I've likely been paranoid longer than you've been alive.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

fair enough. So tell me more about your amazon account.

(joking, joking)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:53 AM (AkOaV)

462 452 MisHum,

Chairmen of the Bored said your newest dog (Dreamer?) looks a lot like this one though I am sure she is a mix with a collie and some other breed.

I have no idea on ages. My first puppy is my Great Dane. Every other dog looks like a puppy in comparison. The lost doggie is very well behaved and trained properly. I got her to sit to take a treat from me, but she hasn't made a noise once. She had ice frozen over on her coat with a lot of her fur tangled and dirty. She was starving and thirsty when I brought her into my house.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (2x3L+)



If you were brought, starving and thirsty with ice frozen in your hair, into someone's home....would you be loudly going, "this is mine!", "I want this!", or "get away!"? I think I'd be quiet and respectful and think, "thank you, thank you, thank you". Look into the dog's eyes. Our separate species have evolved over millennia to understand each other's social cues.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

463 She had ice frozen over on her coat with a lot of her fur tangled and dirty. She was starving and thirsty when I brought her into my house.
Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (2x3L+)

From experience with lost cats (my girlfriend has a soft spot for stray animals) be very wary of fleas.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:54 AM (AkOaV)

464 "...seemed to be in a state of desperation and just happy to find a warm house and someone to take care of her. She probably has no idea what is going on and is just adjusting slowly."

Describes a lot of people...

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 01:55 AM (Xodlv)

465 456 Cthulhu, after your experience, you have a right to be paranoid.

Posted by: Emmie at December 17, 2015 01:46 AM (5e4hL)



To be fair, I was paranoid long before I had the experience.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

466 >>>> Posted by: torquewrench at December 17, 2015 01:48 AM (noWW6)
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Yeah, I have a theory that both dogs are from the same owner that live within a few miles of me. My own dog is really big and barks a lot at anything strange. The lab mix took off running once she heard my puppy barking and got one look at her. I was taking my own puppy out to do her business and found the collie mix just hanging around my doorstep. The collie stayed, and she has been fine.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:56 AM (Y42RP)

467 To be fair, I was paranoid long before I had the experience.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

Well, honestly, I'm mostly a daywalker, but I've been on the 'hq under various nics, and gone through phases of commenting and lurking, for probably... 6-7 years now.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:57 AM (AkOaV)

468 If you were brought, starving and thirsty with ice frozen in your hair, into someone's home....would you be loudly going, "this is mine!", "I want this!", or "get away!"?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:54 AM (EzgxV)


If you were a cat ... absolutely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 01:57 AM (zc3Db)

469 Evening Horde. Checking out at a Walmart pharmacy last night and the tech calls the Pharmacist over and she explains that with one of my prescriptions I shouldn't take it with aspirin.

Of course, sitting on top of the rest of my purchases (including a blu ray set that includes the great Christmas movie Die Hard) is a bottle of 500 aspirin as I've almost drained the last bottle I bought just over a month ago. She just paused and then said I can use Tylenol instead...which I didn't have the heart to tell her I've also nearly drained that bottle, it is just at a maximum of 6 pills a day vs 12 of aspirin it lasts 2x as long.

Stupid pain.

And hooray for modern shopping. That one stop today would have been at least 3 in my youth for pharmacy, grocery and department store retail shopping.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 17, 2015 01:57 AM (Ojki1)

470 Halfrican,

Good for you, and good luck.



If they ask "what is your greatest weakness?" during the interview, look 'em straight in the eye and reply "kryptonite."

Then try not to giggle.


Nah, the correct answer is "I'm too honest"

Then when they say that they don't think that's a weakness, you reply "I don't give a fuck what you think".

Posted by: Weirddave at December 17, 2015 01:57 AM (N8hFs)

471 L, elle,
I have trained Tucker to sit, stay, high five (either left or right), and everything else you can think of (when I walk him, I never hold the leash, because he will follow me & my commands), but he will NOT speak on command. He barks when he wants to (protecting the compound, mainly).
Hell, he knows more words than the average 3 year old, I bet. Smart little dog.

Don't fret. That lost pup looks well cared for and sounds like a smart, sweet gal.
Worst case scenario, you have to acclimate her to your own dogs.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 01:58 AM (zcyux)

472 Well, honestly, I'm mostly a daywalker, but I've been on the 'hq under various nics, and gone through phases of commenting and lurking, for probably... 6-7 years now.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:57 AM (AkOaV)


Likely story. Can we see your papers, please?

Posted by: Ace of Spades Border Patrol at December 17, 2015 01:58 AM (zc3Db)

473 Posted by: Weirddave at December 17, 2015 01:57 AM (N8hFs)

hey dave, been meaning to ask -- hows the wwii major belligerents gun collection going?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:59 AM (AkOaV)

474 Lost dog is downstairs and I am upstairs with me running up and down the stairs to check btwn the two.

The lost dog should have barked at least once, right?
Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:31 AM (2x3L+)


Not necessarily. I had a black Lab/black German Shepard who wandered up to my house one day and decided he liked it and stayed ...... almost 7 years. I guessed him at 4, when he showed up.

The entire time I had him, he barked twice. The first time was after I had him for about four years. Miss ya, Charlie. An excellent dog.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 17, 2015 01:59 AM (WWdgA)

475 Don't worry, Harry, fleas aren't a problem where I live. I assume they die off once it gets below freezing. Low of 9 degrees tonight.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:00 AM (Y42RP)

476 Likely story. Can we see your papers, please?
Posted by: Ace of Spades Border Patrol at December 17, 2015 01:58 AM (zc3Db)

Sure, yeah, er, well, the thing is... uhhh...

::runs::

I got warrants, bitch!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:00 AM (AkOaV)

477 475 Don't worry, Harry, fleas aren't a problem where I live. I assume they die off once it gets below freezing. Low of 9 degrees tonight.
Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:00 AM (Y42RP)

Yikes!

How north do you live?!

Even here in NH, we're looking at a balmy 30 degrees as the low tonight!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:01 AM (AkOaV)

478 If you were brought, starving and thirsty with ice frozen in your hair, into someone's home....would you be loudly going, "this is mine!", "I want this!", or "get away!"?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:54 AM (EzgxV)


Of course! Give it to me!! Now give me a house and materials for an IED. Fast, you infidel!

Posted by: Syrian Refugee, Allahu Ackbar, infidel! at December 17, 2015 02:02 AM (zc3Db)

479 FWIW, cth, I believe you suggested Harry's newest nic.
I remember the night you said it, and I know what his previous name was. We all would recognize it...

My money says - He ain't a troll.
(At least the second time I told you that)

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:04 AM (zcyux)

480 I have no idea on ages. My first puppy is my Great
Dane. Every other dog looks like a puppy in comparison. The lost
doggie is very well behaved and trained properly. I got her to sit to
take a treat from me, but she hasn't made a noise once. She had ice
frozen over on her coat with a lot of her fur tangled and dirty. She
was starving and thirsty when I brought her into my house.



Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 01:41 AM (2x3L+)

Poor baby:-(

I am glad she found you.

Posted by: redbanzai at December 17, 2015 02:04 AM (NPofj)

481 Okay, you wonderful guys have reassured me that I can handle this lost dog for the night. Thank you so much.

And, one last thing, Chairman, Hi you! Glad you're here.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:05 AM (Y42RP)

482 hey dave, been meaning to ask -- hows the wwii major belligerents gun collection going?

I'm sure it's been less than a month since I mentioned it.

Nothing's changed.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 17, 2015 02:05 AM (N8hFs)

483 >>>> Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:01 AM (AkOaV)
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Rocky Mountain High

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:07 AM (Y42RP)

484 My money says - He ain't a troll.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:04 AM (zcyux)


Of course he's not a troll. He's here all the time and a regular, normal commenter.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:09 AM (zc3Db)

485 479 FWIW, cth, I believe you suggested Harry's newest nic.
I remember the night you said it, and I know what his previous name was. We all would recognize it...

My money says - He ain't a troll.
(At least the second time I told you that)
Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:04 AM (zcyux)


yes, he definitely encourage a nic change for me. although there was nothing wrong with my old handle.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:10 AM (AkOaV)

486 Of course he's not a troll. He's here all the time and a regular, normal commenter.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:09 AM (zc3Db)

Might be, though. Never know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:10 AM (AkOaV)

487 From a sidebar link, DNA research suggests that dogs were first domesticated in East Asia about 33,000 years ago.

https://tinyurl.com/nq8yo4f

It's widely believed that cats started hanging around human settlements after the beginning of agriculture, within the last 10,000 years or so, because grain storage areas attracted rats and mice, which in turn attracted cats.

The article doesn't directly say it, but hints that wolves may have been attracted to hunter-gatherer campgrounds for a similar reason: the bits of meat left on discarded bones.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 02:11 AM (sdi6R)

488 And, dammit, I'm kicking myself now bc Harry actually said what his old nic was on a thread or at least gave hints that I figured out, and I can't remember what it is now.

ADHD just sucks.


Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:11 AM (Y42RP)

489 L,Elle if the dog is trained very well, it probably has been trained not to bark, seriously, I wouldn't worry about it not barking.

Food, water, comfort, all will,be ok

Drop me a line at setterguy2014 at the gmail dot com thingy if you want some more info.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 02:12 AM (voOPb)

490 Cuz it was your new handle

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 02:13 AM (voOPb)

491 461 I haven't identified you as a specific old-time commenter and still regard you with suspicion -- but, then, just playing the odds, I've likely been paranoid longer than you've been alive.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

fair enough. So tell me more about your amazon account.

(joking, joking)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 01:53 AM (AkOaV)



Being that I've posted in great detail how lax those idiots are about security -- and the precise mechanism to get Amazon to spill their guts about things you might reasonably consider private information worth protecting, that isn't a trigger.



Except for me to put this out there yet again -- if you're using your regular name, regular home address, and regular email addy on your Amazon account, you should be aware that ANYONE who calls in to their customer service line with those three pieces of information can (after waiting on hold for 40 minutes) access: (1) your wish lists, recently-viewed, and open shopping carts; (2) all of your prior purchase information -- including that case of hand lotion, case of Kleenex, and director's cut Blu-Ray of "50 Shades of Grey" [including when they shipped]; and (3) the last 4 digits and expiration dates of every credit card used on the account.



I didn't even have to do any research to get that far -- God alone knows how much farther I could have gotten if I'd applied penetration testing/analysis.



Amazon.com is absolutely and documented loose shit and dangerous......and, BTW, I wouldn't necessarily trust that Paratestes guy as far as I could throw him.....and the rest of you are looking a little shifty, as well.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:14 AM (EzgxV)

492 got warrants, bitch!
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


That's not even funny, man.

I reported a burglary here at home recently, including serial numbers.
Next day, a cop called me - "cool! Did you find some of my shit?!?"

"Um, huh? Oh, no, but there is a warrant for your arrest - I guess you missed a court date. Can you come in and take care of that?"

So, report a burglary, and overnight, the police will run your info and check you out. Think they have spent five seconds looking for my stolen shot? Protect and serve, alright.
(I'm not a criminal - I have another story of why I had a stupid court date, and why I missed it)

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:15 AM (zcyux)

493 Thanks MisHum. I really appreciate that. I'll let you know how things turn out with this lost doggeh.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:15 AM (Y42RP)

494 Amazon.com is absolutely and documented loose shit and dangerous......and, BTW, I wouldn't necessarily trust that Paratestes guy as far as I could throw him.....and the rest of you are looking a little shifty, as well.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:14 AM (EzgxV)

I agree. anyone whose nic means hairy balls is not to be trusted, is probably left handed, has shifty eyes, and definitely smokes those left handed cigarettes IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:15 AM (AkOaV)

495 Might be, though. Never know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:10 AM (AkOaV)


Heh.

Personally, I couldn't care either way but the "troll" accusation gets thrown around so often in these ONTs that it gets a bit annoying. A touch. Not that it should, since I don't care one way or the other ....

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:16 AM (zc3Db)

496 Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:15 AM (zcyux)

never call the police unless you're about to die. that's been my motto at least.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:17 AM (AkOaV)

497 479 FWIW, cth, I believe you suggested Harry's newest nic.
I remember the night you said it, and I know what his previous name was. We all would recognize it...

My money says - He ain't a troll.
(At least the second time I told you that)

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:04 AM (zcyux)



You get old, the neurons get old.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:17 AM (EzgxV)

498 >>>> Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:14 AM
------
Now, I'm paranoid too.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:18 AM (Y42RP)

499 I can't keep track of new nics and old nics.

"You can't tell the players without a scorecard." Do we get scorecards with a platinum membership?

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 02:22 AM (sdi6R)

500 496 Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:15 AM (zcyux)

never call the police unless you're about to die. that's been my motto at least.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:17 AM (AkOaV)



I've had mixed results with that. I called the cops that eventually found Joffen's body. And, then, there was this other time....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

501 ADHD just sucks.


Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:11 AM (Y42RP)

But you won't remember what you're pissed about in and hour so it doesn't matter anyway.

It's like old age.

I know I should be mad about something but can't remember what so . . what difference does it make.

It's a new day every morning.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 02:23 AM (Xo1Rt)

502 It's like old age.

I know I should be mad about something but can't remember what so . . what difference does it make.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 02:23 AM (Xo1Rt)

I needed a new heel for my shoe...

http://tinyurl.com/zj7ojc2

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:25 AM (AkOaV)

503 I've decided to never call the cops unless I'm sure someone else already has or will.

These things just never work out well for anyone.

The cops are not there to help you. They're there to do a job. You're just incidental to the job.

They do not consider themselves working for you.

In fact you're most likely an enemy.

Why would I trust someone who is operating on that basis?

The days of Mr. Friendly Cop are over. Long ago.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 02:25 AM (Xo1Rt)

504 498 >>>> Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:14 AM
------
Now, I'm paranoid too.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:18 AM (Y42RP)



Sadly, you should be.



And then you see bizarro shit like "congress having hearings about encryption". Their hearings are like "these radical Islamists kept their stuff in a locked storage locker, so we're having hearings about banning key-locks or having a Federal master-key that fits all locks." Honest-to-God, could they be any more clueless?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

505 Nickels had pictures of bumble bees on them. "Give me 5 bees for a quarter, you'd say"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:28 AM (AkOaV)

506 You're not old, man. Chronilogically, you have a couple years on me, but I'm old.
My health is failing. I see and feel it every day.

Dude, you know how much i love you, right? Stop being paranoid. Please.
You have a future (+ wedding) to plan for. After a move, of course.

Be cool. Everybody be cool.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:29 AM (zcyux)

507 Several years ago, some idiot actually tried to steal my old '92 F-150. We're out in the country, and I'd just park that thing around an old shed and leave the keys in it. I had stopped doing that with the newer vehicles, but I didn't think anyone would bother.

Well, one day I went to get it for something and it wasn't where I left it. I went up to the folks' house and asked my father where he left that truck. "I haven't had it!", he replied. Well, it's gone.....and then it dawned on both of us. Well, it turned out it was still there, behind the shed, hiding.

Turns out procrastinating saved me ass. The in-tank pump on the front fuel tank had died a few years ago, and I'd just been running it on the rear. Well, when the thief got it in, what I figured he dig was crank it up and back it up to a little dirt road that leads to some other sheds. That little drive goes into the road, and I figured he back up, and then went to turn the lights, on, digging out into the road fast. The fuel switch was right next to the light switch on the dash and he accidentally flipped in to the front. It immediately died.

Well, I was mad. Keys were missing -- he'd taken them, and the battery was run down. Somehow, he'd managed to yank the key with the switch still on.

Anyway, I was mad and called the sheriff's office to make a report. A deputy came over, looked around, and informed me there was likely nothing to be found.

Now, that deputy waited a long time after we'd said goodbye and I noticed him sort of sneaking all around in his cop car. And then I figured what was he was doing. He was running the damned tags on every vehicle around the place.

That pissed me off so much. And I've had friends tell me of cops getting very nosy in similar situations, looking all around to see what they can see.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 02:29 AM (dvuhZ)

508 Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

and for people who know anything about technology, that is very ... chilling.

the government is demanding a back door in to all encryption. That's ... bizarre and unrelated to Islamic terrorism. The fact that the media (and John Kasich, whose dad was a mailman, if you didn't know) is pushing it so hard is scary.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:29 AM (AkOaV)

509 Yeah sure, BitterClinger. Except I'm not anywhere near old age. I used to have a pretty damn good short term memory. And now, nothing. Cold comfort. I have to resort to writing down lists and writing down stuff on other lists. It just sucks.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:30 AM (2x3L+)

510 never call the police unless you're about to die. that's been my motto at least.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:17 AM (AkOaV)


I tell people openly that I treat cops like vampires (other than trying to put a stake through their heart, that will end badly and with much lead in all likelihood) in that one should never give cops permission to come into their house as once you do you lose all power over them and what they may do.

Know at least 1 person that discovered that the hard way.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 17, 2015 02:30 AM (Ojki1)

511 Good nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 17, 2015 02:30 AM (voOPb)

512 Cthulhu, are you in the group? I'm there. I'd like to talk to you if that's possible at some point. You can find me there.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:32 AM (2x3L+)

513 That pissed me off so much. And I've had friends tell me of cops getting very nosy in similar situations, looking all around to see what they can see.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 17, 2015 02:29 AM (dvuhZ)

I stupidly called the cops over a suspicious person in a vehicle when I was watching my parents house one time. They lived in a nicer neighborhood, looked like he was scoping things out. Cops showed up, let them in my house. They had no interest in what I was reporting, and instead were walking around with their flashlights, shining them on everything in the house, wandering around. One cop was talking to me, another one wandered off.

Turned me off a lot. I ended up asking them to leave.

They never even asked me to file a report about the suspicious guy in the car.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:32 AM (AkOaV)

514 Goodnight MisHum. Sweet dreams

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:33 AM (2x3L+)

515 504
And then you see bizarro shit like "congress having hearings about encryption". Their hearings are like "these radical Islamists kept their stuff in a locked storage locker, so we're having hearings about banning key-locks or having a Federal master-key that fits all locks." Honest-to-God, could they be any more clueless?
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:27 AM (EzgxV)



They're not clueless. They want a Federal master key that fits all locks.


Don't bother to examine a folly; ask yourself only what it accomplishes.
~ Ayn Rand

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 02:34 AM (sdi6R)

516 and for people who know anything about technology, that is very ... chilling.

the government is demanding a back door in to all encryption.


Meh. That's only for standard encryption. If someone cares they can write their own encryption that the government wouldn't be able to just unlock.

Of course, the government has no right to these keys, anyway. As cooth pointed out above about the lockers, it's ridiculous. ANd it's worse than the locker example. It's more like them arguing that terrorists are whispering to each other and making whispering illegal.

That's ... bizarre and unrelated to Islamic terrorism. The fact that the media (and John Kasich, whose dad was a mailman, if you didn't know) is pushing it so hard is scary.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:29 AM (AkOaV)


They've been pushing this shit for decades, now. Remember when the idiots actually made it illegal to export encryption with ... what was it, 128 bit keys or something silly like that? That was under Clinton, IIRC. They never get tired of this stuff and they'll never stop.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:35 AM (zc3Db)

517 Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 02:34 AM (sdi6R)

interesting you quote ayn rand. I've been re-reading Atlas Shrugged.

Everytime I read it I go "oh shit, this is so topical".

Seems moreso now then it did the first time I read the book ten years ago or so.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:36 AM (AkOaV)

518 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:35 AM (zc3Db)

gmail and imessage use 128-bit encryption now I believe.

1,000,000 open source backdoor free 256-bit pieces of peer-to-peer one time encryption software out there. Damned nearly impossible to crack.

Criminals and terrorists know that. and know how to utilize it.

Yet the govt wants a backdoor in to imessage. Why?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:37 AM (AkOaV)

519 interesting you quote ayn rand. I've been re-reading Atlas Shrugged.

Everytime I read it I go "oh shit, this is so topical".

Seems moreso now then it did the first time I read the book ten years ago or so.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:36 AM (AkOaV)


She was really only documenting what was happening in the USSR. Same with Goerge Orwell. They were both very intelligent and sharp people but they didn't make any of that stuff up out of thin air. It was all happening and they were just putting it down in fictional tales.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:39 AM (zc3Db)

520 Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:30 AM (2x3L+)

Welcome to MY world.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 02:39 AM (Xo1Rt)

521 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:39 AM (zc3Db)

Yeah. To get in full-on Trump tweet mode:

Ayn Rand -- ugly woman, terrible teeth. Horrible fiction writer. On point though!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:40 AM (AkOaV)

522 Yeah. To get in full-on Trump tweet mode:

Ayn Rand -- ugly woman, terrible teeth. Horrible fiction writer. On point though!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:40 AM (AkOaV)


LOL. You do a good Trump!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:41 AM (zc3Db)

523 Everytime I read it I go "oh shit, this is so topical".

It's a cookbook!

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 02:41 AM (sdi6R)

524 506 You're not old, man. Chronilogically, you have a couple years on me, but I'm old.
My health is failing. I see and feel it every day.

Dude, you know how much i love you, right? Stop being paranoid. Please.
You have a future (+ wedding) to plan for. After a move, of course.

Be cool. Everybody be cool.

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 02:29 AM (zcyux)



Calling myself "paranoid" is an ironic act -- the MSM, politicians, data-miners, NSA, SJW, assholes, corporate data-sharers and spies, and LIV would call me paranoid, so I adopt the term ironically -- I think they're all fools and liars, and that I'm just behaving rationally.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

525 LOL. You do a good Trump!
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:41 AM (zc3Db)

Ha! Thanks

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:41 AM (AkOaV)

526 The question isn't whether you're paranoid.

It's whether you're paranoid ENOUGH.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 02:42 AM (Xo1Rt)

527 >>>> Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 02:39 AM (Xo1Rt
-------
Hahaha, BitterClinger. Maybe we can write our lists together. I used to write my lists on random pieces of paper that I would inevitably lose. Now I write them on my iPhone. I highly recommend this system.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:43 AM (2x3L+)

528 uh oh. The boss just woke up -- I'm in trouble. Talk to you guys later.

(I blame the cat for waking her up! She was sound asleep until he decided to be an asshole)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:44 AM (AkOaV)

529 Cthulhu, you know The Chairman.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:46 AM (2x3L+)

530 508 Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

and for people who know anything about technology, that is very ... chilling.

the government is demanding a back door in to all encryption. That's ... bizarre and unrelated to Islamic terrorism. The fact that the media (and John Kasich, whose dad was a mailman, if you didn't know) is pushing it so hard is scary.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 17, 2015 02:29 AM (AkOaV)



For people who understand how and when encryption is used -- it breaks the world. Seriously -- the only way to have value in a world without effective encryption is to hoard physical gold bars in underground stashes.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

531 I use those small (1.5"x 1.25") post-its and put them around my monitor.

then there's the white board I have next to the front door that reminds me of stuff I have to get. (that's if I remember to write down what I need)

And I'm always taking a note pad with a list of stuff on it that I'm going out to do, in case I forget why I'm driving around.

I manage to manage. I think. But then if I screw up, I won't remember anyway. Till later when I wonder why I didn't get something I needed.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 17, 2015 02:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

532 519
She was really only documenting what was happening in the USSR. Same with Goerge Orwell. They were both very intelligent and sharp people but they didn't make any of that stuff up out of thin air. It was all happening and they were just putting it down in fictional tales.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:39 AM (zc3Db)


I strongly recommend her first novel, "We the Living". It's about a young woman living in the USSR in the 1920s. She said many years later that it was the closest she would ever come to writing an autobiography.

It was published in the mid-1930s. She had a hard time getting it published. One editor told her that she just didn't understand Communism.

Shortly after I read it, I adopted two kittens, and named them Kira and Leo. Leo died in 2007, but I still have Kira, who will be 16 in February.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 02:49 AM (sdi6R)

533 512 Cthulhu, are you in the group? I'm there. I'd like to talk to you if that's possible at some point. You can find me there.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:32 AM (2x3L+)



I'm sort-of there. I changed a bunch of my login credentials to 20-random-characters of number/symbol/letter crap and stored the results on postits. Then Christmas took over my worktable, and the postits have been exiled. Your better bet in the short term is to bounce off someone who knows me.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

534 I take that back, Cthulhu, this site has alot of problems. So you should just stay paranoid. The ONT is especially weak and vulnerable

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:50 AM (2x3L+)

535 A few years ago I had a couple of guys attempt a home invasion on my house, they took off when they saw me at the sliding glass door with ye olde sig, but I went ahead and called the cops because it seemed odd not to, they arrived about ten minutes later, asked if anything had been stolen (no) and then left, didn't make a report or case number. So the next time you see a story about crime rate going down, think about how much crime doesn't have an official paper trail.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 17, 2015 02:54 AM (RQzjb)

536 Yeah, Cthulhu, you're absolutely right. Go through Slap. He has my contact info.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:54 AM (2x3L+)

537 529 Cthulhu, you know The Chairman.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:46 AM (2x3L+)



I know this and have talked to him on the telephone recently. Unfortunately, along with my email problems, security problems, keylogger problems, and blog problems -- I've also had phone problems since I drove to Vancouver. My dumb phone did an "upgrade" shortly afterward and if I miss a phone call it says, "missed call", until I open it up and read "no missed calls". I have now remedied this -- it will tell me who I missed so that I can call them back.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 02:57 AM (EzgxV)

538 Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 02:49 AM (sdi6R)

Sounds interesting. I'll check it out. It seems that a movie was made of it in 1986.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:59 AM (zc3Db)

539 534 I take that back, Cthulhu, this site has alot of problems. So you should just stay paranoid. The ONT is especially weak and vulnerable

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:50 AM (2x3L+)



Oddly, AoSHQ is one of the most hardened and secure sites I know, because "Minx 0.7 Alpha" is an in-your-face FYNQ lie. One element of this is that the "intrusion alert" function isn't totally automated -- it depends on quirky and undocumented pattern-recognition that is sophisticated beyond Google and Disqus.


That's one reason that I've continued to be here even though I know this to be the source of my attack. I trust Maet, I trust Ace, I trust Pixy.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:05 AM (EzgxV)

540 "I trust Maet, I trust Ace, I trust Pixy."

Even while bleeding all over the floor.

Sorry man, couldn't resist!

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 03:08 AM (Xodlv)

541 If I remember correctly, the mu.nu servers are based in the Caribbean and maintained by exotically beautiful women who Pixy pays to cosplay as his favorite scantily chad anime characters.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 17, 2015 03:12 AM (RQzjb)

542 Terrence Howard, if his story can be believed, is a dimwitted delusional crank who suddenly began disputing elementary school arithmetic in his freshman year in college. Yet, he was admitted to a chemical engineering program. How is this possible?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 17, 2015 03:12 AM (/f6Nd)

543 Even while bleeding all over the floor.

Sorry man, couldn't resist!
Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 03:08 AM (Xodlv)

It's the hamsters that provide the power to keep the site up that need watching. Can't trust them, they are shifty rodents.

Probably communists as well.

Which makes them higher on the GOPes priority list than all but the troll posters as Ace documented earlier today. Not _actual fucking corn_ higher, but higher none the less.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 17, 2015 03:13 AM (Ojki1)

544 I trust Maet, I trust Ace, I trust Pixy.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:05 AM (EzgxV)


What's to trust? There's nothing but text, here, really.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 03:13 AM (zc3Db)

545 536 Yeah, Cthulhu, you're absolutely right. Go through Slap. He has my contact info.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 02:54 AM (2x3L+)



I still have a lot of emails that are embargoed -- I know where they are, they're safe, etc., but I can't readily access them without going through some security protocols. Better bet (and I'm authorizing this) -- Slap knows how to contact the Chairman, Chairman knows my current email and phone number. Push your contact info through Slap->Ch[airman]->me, then I'll get back to you.



On the good side of things, Verizon just held me at one of their locations for an hour before saying they couldn't move my contacts from a dying phone to a new one. Took me 15 minutes to figure out how and 15 more to do it after I'd driven home.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:13 AM (EzgxV)

546 Personally, I like Pixy better than Disqus. I think the way Disqus keeps track of all the comments I make on every Disqus site is extremely creepy, and is why I rarely comment on Disqus sites.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 03:13 AM (sdi6R)

547 Yet, he was admitted to a chemical engineering program. How is this possible?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 17, 2015 03:12 AM (/f6Nd)


Reparations.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 03:14 AM (zc3Db)

548 540 "I trust Maet, I trust Ace, I trust Pixy."

Even while bleeding all over the floor.

Sorry man, couldn't resist!

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2015 03:08 AM (Xodlv)



They never fucked me half as much as Amazon or my ISP. And they helped a lot in figuring things out and safeguarding me further.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:16 AM (EzgxV)

549 541 If I remember correctly, the mu.nu servers are based in the Caribbean and maintained by exotically beautiful women who Pixy pays to cosplay as his favorite scantily chad anime characters.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 17, 2015 03:12 AM (RQzjb)



You've got the right idea, but the "South Seas" for @mu.nu are Polynesia.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:17 AM (EzgxV)

550 Terrence Howard, if his story can be believed, is a dimwitted delusional crank who suddenly began disputing elementary school arithmetic in his freshman year in college.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 17, 2015 03:12 AM (/f6Nd)

Knew a guy who'd done an enlistment in the Navy and was a bit bitter at them as when his time was up them made very clear to him that whatever future he could create would not involve the service.

He spent a lunch hour once telling a story about how he had figured out time travel and had all but perfected it.

Can't imagine why the Navy thought that he might not be re-enlistment material. Then again, fairly certain that even had I applied the Navy would have vetted me out long, long before finalizing the enlistment proceedure.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 17, 2015 03:18 AM (Ojki1)

551 She was really only documenting what was happening in the USSR. Same with Goerge Orwell. They were both very intelligent and sharp people but they didn't make any of that stuff up out of thin air. It was all happening and they were just putting it down in fictional tales.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2015 02:39 AM (zc3Db)


Word.

Posted by: Ivan Denisovich at December 17, 2015 03:22 AM (vBeA5)

552 You've got the right idea, but the "South Seas" for @mu.nu are Polynesia.

Ahh, I stand corrected.

I'm also out of beer which means it's time for bed, y'all have a good night.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 17, 2015 03:26 AM (RQzjb)

553 Terrance Howard.

His views on Math are intriguing and I would like to subscribe to his newsletter. I look forward to hearing his views on Climate Change and the Lizard People who live beneath the shell of our planet.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2015 03:30 AM (vXayT)

554 Terrence Howard, if his story can be believed, is a
dimwitted delusional crank who suddenly began disputing elementary
school arithmetic in his freshman year in college. Yet, he was admitted
to a chemical engineering program. How is this possible?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 17, 2015 03:12 AM (/f6Nd)


Sounds like an Affirmative Action wunderkind.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2015 03:36 AM (7MWCL)

555 any west coasters still here?

Posted by: Vertov at December 17, 2015 03:37 AM (PTGoe)

556 Personally, I like Pixy better than Disqus. I think
the way Disqus keeps track of all the comments I make on every Disqus
site is extremely creepy, and is why I rarely comment on Disqus sites.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2015 03:13 AM (sdi6R)


I flat-out won't use disqus. It basically negates the whole benefit of anonymous commenting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2015 03:38 AM (7MWCL)

557 Okay -- so events went sideways and I ended up eating dinner through most of the most active conversation, but I've got a bleg.



My regular shooting-buddy is thinking about becoming a citizen next year -- he's from an Anglosphere country, but he'd kind-of like to know how things work in the US. He understands the difference between the way things are designed to work and how they really do, so that's a start.



He caught me somewhat by surprise at an awkward time, and I could immediately think of nothing better than reading the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Neither one is that long or that obscure, and there can be no question that the Founders meant to say otherwise.



I have to confess to having "heard of" more than "read" the Federalist Papers, but have a sense that they might also be helpful -- as would a High School Civics textbook from the late 50's or early 60's.



So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?



I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:45 AM (EzgxV)

558 These stupid motherfuckers are really hanging their hat on the lifting of the oil export ban as some sort of way to save what is essentially a SCOMF/Donk written and approved.

The SCOAMF and the Donks get literally everything
they want and conservatives get nothing.

In fact, "the house freedom" caucus was told to go pound sand when it tried to offer amendment to fix, fight or curtail some of the most egregious bits of this bill but leadership was more concerned about losing Donk votes and a threat of a presidential veto.

For all intents and purposes, the Donks never lost power and this is with the GOP at historic levels in Congress.

All they have to do to leave these faggots in pool of their
own piss is threaten a veto and they just fold up like a cheap table.

And Paul Ryan is a fucking joke, a fucking joke.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 17, 2015 03:46 AM (ILoaF)

559 555 any west coasters still here?

Posted by: Vertov at December 17, 2015 03:37 AM (PTGoe)




Speaking of people I don't trust.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:48 AM (EzgxV)

560 central timer still here

just spend 3 hours writing a R markdown file for a class I'm taking

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 17, 2015 03:50 AM (Z/Bf6)

561 College teacher in FL has been fired for harassing family of Sandy Hook victim with his conspiracy theories. It took an op ed written by the family and published in a FL paper to finally shame the college into taking action.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 17, 2015 03:51 AM (iQIUe)

562 I should also note that I encouraged my buddy to visit this place and become a Moron.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 04:00 AM (EzgxV)

563 Terrance Howard.

His views on Math are intriguing and I would like to subscribe to his newsletter. I look forward to hearing his views on Climate Change and the Lizard People who live beneath the shell of our planet.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2015 03:30 AM (vXayT)


They are known as Silurians, though they prefer Homo reptilia and interestingly enough they went into hibernation as they thought cataclysmic climate change was in their future do to a massive incoming body that turned out to be the Moon coming into alignment.

As to Maths...Howard is a pudding brain amoung pudding brains.

Posted by: The Doctor at December 17, 2015 04:00 AM (Ojki1)

564 Yes, when I want to know all about steel, I'll consult a group of girls. Question, if you knew a bridge was built by an all-girl committee, would you drive over it?

Posted by: bruce at December 17, 2015 04:02 AM (iuA0t)

565
GoatsLive awarded top 25 in the world cameras:

http://goatslive.com/story

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 17, 2015 04:05 AM (iQIUe)

566 Personally, I like Pixy better than Disqus. I think
the way Disqus keeps track of all the comments I make on every Disqus site is extremely creepy, and is why I rarely comment on Disqus sites.


The tracking across platforms is just how all "free services" make money... off of you.

My main beef with Disqus is that the comments aren't linear, but rather has one post and then all comments on that post... and with a large enough number of commenters, you have to go through response after response before you get another comment in reply to the article itself.

I much prefer this linear type of commenting. It is more like a real ongoing discussion or series of comments, which is especially important when you have as many comments as many articles here get.

Posted by: The Linear Hat at December 17, 2015 04:14 AM (vBeA5)

567 I suspect that on the rape case they did not find the complaining witness credible. So, that is why the guy was acquitted even tho he lied, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 17, 2015 04:16 AM (iQIUe)

568 So I think Vladimir is like Jack in The Shining
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2015 04:24 AM (k0xxN)

569 Night all.

Here is "The Highwayman" by Loreena McKennitt:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 17, 2015 04:26 AM (vBeA5)

570 For all intents and purposes, the Donks never lost power and this is with the GOP at historic levels in Congress.

I think the inescapable conclusion is the democrats are still a majority in congress. It's just that those politicians with a 'D' after their name are fewer in number than those with an 'R' after their name, but the combined number of democrats, both in the democrat party, and the democrat infiltrators in the 'R' party control congress, and the leadership of the 'R' party are actually democrats.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 17, 2015 04:40 AM (hWEge)

571 Can you believe that the Belgium police weren't smart enough to say that they smelled smoke, or heard a woman scream, or pretty much any excuse to go ahead and kick a door down and grab that murderous bastard from Paris. Sickening. Absurd. Unforgiveable. We'll be custard just like those pukes in just a little while, mores the pity.

Posted by: goon at December 17, 2015 05:04 AM (gy5kE)

572 Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 04:00 AM (EzgxV

I can think of no more proper starting place than the D of I and The Constitution, to include the Bill of Rights with all the amendments. It's going to take awhile, but yes, the Federalist Papers are indispensable reading.

...and be prepared for LOTS of Q/A discussion!

It will be interesting to watch the lightbulb go on when your friend sees the LIbEral perversions of the original intent.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 17, 2015 05:36 AM (WWdgA)

573 Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 04:00 AM (EzgxV

Sorry! Didn't see the time lag there.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 17, 2015 05:37 AM (WWdgA)

574 Wait, the Negroes stole our dates!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 17, 2015 05:42 AM (jJRIy)

575 Dumb question - anyone of you early day walkers know what time L, Elle usually shows up?
I just woke up, and almost instantly worried about that damned dog.
Or, more acurately, her worried family...

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 05:43 AM (zcyux)

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 17, 2015 05:53 AM (t2KH5)

577 576

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 17, 2015 05:53 AM (t2KH5)


That about sums up what I think about anything and everything too.

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 17, 2015 06:01 AM (WVsWD)

578 Huh.
So, apparently, Houston, Dallas, and Miami got similar threats to the LA & NYC threats overnight.
copycat? Credible?
Interesting times...

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 06:01 AM (zcyux)

579 Mornin.'

So, N.W.A. made the R & R Hall of Fame, and Yes did not.

Think about it. N.W. fuckin' A. Makes it in over Yes.

Hot damn we live in strange times.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 17, 2015 06:07 AM (HMt16)

580 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 17, 2015 06:11 AM (ptqRm)

581 NWA - Not rock music. Made one album of any consequence. A few obscenity-laden hits that nobody remembers or listens to anymore.

Yes - 46 year long career (and counting). Many iconic albums. Legendary musicians like Bill Bruford, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe.

I can't even.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 17, 2015 06:12 AM (HMt16)

582 VIA...
any new casualties to add to the list overnight?

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 06:21 AM (zcyux)

583 "any new casualties to add to the list overnight?"

#330 came in yesterday, a non- fatal and a police involved non-fatal in the overnights.

Decomposing body found along I-95 just above the city.

No major incidents directly related to the Mistrial verdict. So that is a good thing, if the city population can keep it's shit together

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 17, 2015 06:23 AM (ptqRm)

584 Morning horde

*coughs and sneezes without covering my mouth



Day off from work...yay!

Feel like absolute shit... Woo hoo!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 17, 2015 06:30 AM (9jeGC)

585 0.967741935483871

Average is going up slightly every day.

354 is still my number.

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 17, 2015 06:37 AM (WVsWD)

586 I hope so, VIA. Haven't been in years, but I used to enjoy B'more proper.
Spent lots of time in the suburbs (Cockeysville, Timonium, Towson)

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 06:39 AM (zcyux)

587 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (rock salt and fire-hook at the ready !) at December 17, 2015 06:43 AM (erRNA)

588 Morning horde

*coughs and sneezes without covering my mouth



Day off from work...yay!

Feel like absolute shit... Woo hoo!

.............

You get a day off for that?? I have worked all week with pneumonia. I'm in the healthcare field too. Been going in for daily antibiotic injections and oral meds as well. You must have a better boss than I do. Hope you get to feeling better!

Posted by: Molly k. at December 17, 2015 06:50 AM (kM2ec)

589 In before the Four Yorkshiremen.



Ooops, wait. Drat!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 17, 2015 06:53 AM (JO9+V)

590 Looks like a morning thread just showed up and disappeared. Anyone else see that?

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 17, 2015 06:56 AM (WVsWD)

591 Morning fellow nutters.

I see Paul "This is who I am" Ryan slipped in 250k more guest worker visa's per-year overnight into Omni-fail.

Lovely.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 17, 2015 07:18 AM (MbrzC)

592 it's back up.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 17, 2015 07:19 AM (MbrzC)

593 Sorry to spoil it for you but Han Solo dies.

Posted by: Spoily McSpoilerson at December 17, 2015 09:58 AM (NaSIf)

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