Overnight Open Thread (1-10-2016) – Surprise Early Edition

Because I'm out and about and may not have internet access later. Plus some of you probably deserve a pleasant surprise for once.

Quote of the Day

Where does the asymmetry come from? American conservatives tend to be Christians or Jews. Liberals tend to be atheists or agnostics. (Yes, there are exceptions-to nearly everything, always; but that doesn't mean we can stop thinking.) Almost all human beings need religion, as subway-riders need overhead grab bars. The religious impulse strikes conservatives and liberals alike. But conservatives usually practice the religion of their parents and ancestors; liberals have mostly shed their Judaism or Christianity, and politics fills the obvious spiritual gap. You might make football, rock music, or hard science your chosen faith. Some people do. But politics, with its underlying principles and striking public ceremonies, is the obvious religion substitute.

Hence the gross asymmetry of modern politics. For most conservatives, politics is just politics. For most liberals, politics is their faith, in default of any other; it is the basis of their moral life.

-- David Galernter in What Explains the Vicious Left?

Is This The Smoking Gun of Hillary Deliberately Ordering the Mishandling of Classified Documents?

Second question: Does the law even apply to the Clintons?

HillaryE-mailInstructions

Jonah Goldberg: The Bill Comes Due

I haven't written to you since last year. Saying, "A lot has happened since then," seems like the kind of understatement on par with saying "It's been a bad day," after Cthullu has turned the oceans to blood, commanded that wolverines eat the bait-and-tackle of every man with a vowel in his name, and given the rest hooks for hands and an aggressive case of the crabs.

A modest recap: Roving bands of rape gangs are fanning out across Europe. In Cologne, one of the latter day Vandals taunted the police: "I'm Syrian. I must be handled in a friendly manner. Mrs. Merkel invited me." Knuckleheads in Oregon have seized a wildlife refuge, and some on the left are angry they haven't been summarily slaughtered. The international economy is turning into one long "Buy Gold" commercial. President Obama has responded to a renewed terror threat and chaos in the Middle East by redoubling his efforts to keep the boom in gun sales and NRA donations going for the rest of his presidency. Donald Trump is concern-trolling Ted Cruz because other people might make a big deal about him being a Canadian sleeper agent. Joe Biden says, "My tank tops have a gun show loophole on each side." He also said that he regrets not running for president, "every day." A self-described "Peace Troubadour" who appears to have been raised on an ancient moron burial ground has announced he will hold a "peace concert" in ISIS-controlled Syria. Rumors that his face will grace the new Darwin Award Medal remain unconfirmed. If he goes ahead with the concert, I have a long list of performers he should bring with him. ISIS released a video showing them working with surface-to-air missiles, while we've apparently been shipping missiles to Cuba. Iran expedited its ballistic-missile program and the Obama administration threatened to do something about it but then chickened out. Saudi Arabia and Iran seem minutes away from open war with one another and President Obama's advisers reportedly think his Iran deal is a source of "stability" in the Middle East (one has to wonder if they, too, were raised on ancient moron burial ground). Any day now we will give them somewhere north of $100 billion dollars - you know, for even more stability! North Korea detonated an atomic bomb (which may have been a hydrogen bomb). And Time magazine has already declared Donald Trump the winner.

But there is good news.

For those of us who toiled in the fetid swamplands of the 1990s culture wars, particularly the boggy tributaries fed by Bill Clinton's pants, this is a moment of effulgent wonder.

British Considering "De-Gendering" Their Passports To Avoid Offending the Transgendered

The problem for the sane world though is that a passport is a form of identification and a person's physical gender is a fundamental parameter useful in verifying that the person holding the passport is in fact the person described in the document.

Sweden: 77% of rapes committed by 2% Muslim male population

Meet the real rape culture. (thanks to JTT)

Cologne Media, Police, Politicians Conspired to Cover Up the New Years Eve Mass Sexual Assault by Immigrants

Many Germans, including some of the victims themselves, have accused authorities of a conspiracy of silence over the assaults to stop criticism of the mass immigration policy pursued by Mrs Merkel and her politically-correct supporters. The mainstream media in Germany has, until recently, toed the Government line; a top public broadcaster, ZDF, recently refused to run a segment about a rape case on its prime-time 'crime-watch' show because the 'dark-skinned' suspect was a migrant.

The programme's editor defended her decision, saying: 'We don't want to inflame the situation and spread a bad mood. The migrants don't deserve it.'

This is ultimately a failure of the democratic system. And history has shown that this to be a very dangerous condition in Germany.

Longest Armed Standoff In U.S. History Ends...Due To Apathy

John Joe Gray, from Trinidad, near Dallas, Texas, was arrested in 1999 for biting a police officer after the cop found he was carrying high-powered rifles without a license during a traffic stop.

Gray paid his bond and has since refused to go to court, hiding inside his 47-acre property for 16 years and vowing to shoot any officer of the law who tries to make him leave.

The bearded grandfather, his children, grandchildren and friends have armed themselves with pistols and rifles and patrolled their grounds ever since - with the county sheriff choosing not to send cops in for fear of them being killed.

Prosecutors dropped the charges two years ago but never notified the sheriff's office.

Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt was informed that the charges had been dropped last we, and responded with shrug, "Joe Gray has been in prison out there himself, in my opinion, for 14 years."

Gray's self-imposed exile on land without electricity or running water was far longer than the prison sentence he would have faced for the 3rd degree felony.

joegraystandoff

Neanderthal Genes Gave Modern Humans a Strong Immune System, Allergies

How to Make Gunpowder From Beer and a Few Local Items

Rent Control in Sweden

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The image above is a scan of a booklet sent to a rental applicant by Stockholm City Council's rental housing service. See those numbers on the map? That's the waiting time for an apartment in years. Yes, years. Look at the inner city - people are waiting for 10-20 years to get a rental apartment, and around 7-8 years in my suburbs. (Red keys = new apartments, green keys = existing apartments).

Stockholm City Council now has an official housing queue, where 1 day waiting = 1 point. To get an apartment you need both money for the rent and enough points to be the first in line. Recently an apartment in inner Stockholm became available. In just 5 days, 2000 people had applied for the apartment. The person who got the apartment had been waiting in the official housing queue since 1989!

1981 Television Commercials

You had ads for Fotomat booths, metric system PSAs, and even trailers for softcore porn.

115 Current Ways to Scream 'Status'

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The Playboy Mansion is For Sale

The catch is that the buyer can't take possession until Hugh Hefner dies.

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Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [519 comments] 'J.J. Sefton' [72.89 posts/day]
2 [404 comments] 'ThunderB'
3 [358 comments] 'Ricardo Kill'
4 [358 comments] 'Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077'
5 [344 comments] 'FenelonSpoke'
6 [327 comments] 'Anna Puma'
7 [314 comments] 'Lizzy'
8 [302 comments] 'Misanthropic Humanitarian'
9 [300 comments] 'Vic-we have no party'
10 [287 comments] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [119 names] 'SCOAMF' [16.71 unique names/day]
2 [70 names] 'The Political Hat'
3 [55 names] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'
4 [47 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
5 [46 names] 'Edward M Kennedy'
6 [43 names] 'Emily the deerkin'
7 [40 names] 'andycanuck'
8 [38 names] 'Prince Ludwig the #Problematic'
9 [36 names] 'wth'
10 [32 names] 'BB Wolf'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it's at - the Twitter

Tonight's post brought to you by so many misunderstandings:

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Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips and decent nude selfies to maetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send them to Ace.

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1 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 08:21 PM (EzgxV)

2 Holy shit, this is early.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:24 PM (z91zs)

3 Wow, this is unexpected, an early ONT. A treat!

I'll tell you what else is a treat. Having friends like VIA and his wife. This has been a tough weekend dealing with some personal stuff concerning Big, and they were nice enough to drop by with a full dinner for us, making one less thing I had to do tonight.

Morons are the best.

Posted by: weirddave at January 10, 2016 08:24 PM (N8hFs)

4 The sign-language thingy...

heh! Met my angel, the future Empress, at work....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:27 PM (/33sy)

5 Thanks, Maetenloch! So much content, such variety....

Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 10, 2016 08:28 PM (044Fx)

6 Alright I let another alert below. What can you do?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:28 PM (z91zs)

7 "Can is have a job" vs. "Can I have a rape"



That's kind of a thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:30 PM (z91zs)

8 Well, there went the thread.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:32 PM (z91zs)

9 Re: The status symbol thing...

I had a friend in high school whose dad was the city manager for a nearby city. He had a 80something mercedes. He also joked that we didn't need to sit with the plebeians when we went out. And got us great concert tickets. (Yes, my friend's dad was basically Moo Moo)

Anyway...he wasn't much of a hipster, but perhaps his early adopter status makes him the original hipster.

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 08:32 PM (bYGAR)

10 *Sets of cherry bomb*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:33 PM (z91zs)

11 One of the cute little phrases I come up with and then never get a chance to use has been to the effect that most everyone has two little devices for making potassium nitrate/saltpeter around the house: they are called "kidneys."

Urine was also used to dampen the ingredients in blackpowder as part of the mixing process called "corning." Dampening the ingredients holds them together and incidentally also allows them to be forced through a mesh creating grains of powder, which is far superior in performance and stability to "serpentine" powder (which is mixed dry and consequently tends to separate during transport. It hasn't been used since the fifteenth or sixteenth century for shoulder arms, though it lasted a bit longer for artillery, IIRC)

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:33 PM (bZ7mE)

12 9 Re: The status symbol thing...

I had a friend in high school whose dad was the city manager for a nearby city. He had a 80something mercedes. He also joked that we didn't need to sit with the plebeians when we went out. And got us great concert tickets. (Yes, my friend's dad was basically Moo Moo)

Anyway...he wasn't much of a hipster, but perhaps his early adopter status makes him the original hipster.
Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 08:32 PM (bYGAR)
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So, he was a hipster before hipsterism was cool, and the uncool?

makes him the Ur-Hipster.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:33 PM (/33sy)

13 Is this a thing?

Admiral gets fired for pointing out that Obama now has a mansion in Dubai.

http://tinyurl.com/h6bcdaw

Posted by: navybrat at January 10, 2016 08:33 PM (teDnp)

14 Off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:33 PM (z91zs)

15 Woah!

Posted by: fluffy at January 10, 2016 08:34 PM (AfsKp)

16 My liberal narcissist sister has a new cause. She's started a campus group with her fiance. The group? Promoting concealed carry on the Portland State University campus.

What the hell kind of rabbit hole have I fallen down?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 08:34 PM (fC9RO)

17 Boy, that Goldberg is one cheery fella.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 08:34 PM (Nwg0u)

18 1 Aloha!
Posted by: cthulhu
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I think Skip is probably pissed at you now.

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 08:35 PM (gQfxF)

19 11 One of the cute little phrases I come up with and then never get a chance to use has been to the effect that most everyone has two little devices for making potassium nitrate/saltpeter around the house: they are called "kidneys."

Urine was also used to dampen the ingredients in blackpowder as part of the mixing process called "corning." Dampening the ingredients holds them together and incidentally also allows them to be forced through a mesh creating grains of powder, which is far superior in performance and stability to "serpentine" powder (which is mixed dry and consequently tends to separate during transport. It hasn't been used since the fifteenth or sixteenth century for shoulder arms, though it lasted a bit longer for artillery, IIRC)
Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:33 PM (bZ7mE)
***
Corning powder....
If you're a man, you're my brother....
If you're a woman, you're my sister....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:36 PM (/33sy)

20 hi all
I am so close to finishing my class notes for my first class, ugh, the last mile is always the longest....

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 08:37 PM (uZNvH)

21 3-D printed trilobites:

http://gizmodo.com/these-3d-printed-trilobites-are-absolutely-stunning-1752002868

I'd like to have a live one, but my cats would probably eat it.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2016 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

22 So, he was a hipster before hipsterism was cool, and the uncool?

sounds like Hipster Zero

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 08:38 PM (uZNvH)

23 Corning powder....
If you're a man, you're my brother....
If you're a woman, you're my sister....


*blinks*

I'm a man, for the record. If that is a reference to a song or something, it has gone completely over my head.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 08:38 PM (bZ7mE)

24 Playoff Elbows ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686231314383638528

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/686280968576053253

Posted by: kbdabear at January 10, 2016 08:39 PM (GHeql)

25 22 So, he was a hipster before hipsterism was cool, and the uncool?

sounds like Hipster Zero
Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 08:38 PM (uZNvH)
***
Great - we found the original vector. Now, what do we do about it? Strangling Typhoid Mary, while it would have been satisfying, would have done nothing to stop the problem.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:40 PM (/33sy)

26 I know it's not Caterday but here is a cat double post.


http://tinyurl.com/hhvahy8

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 08:40 PM (Nwg0u)

27 "Corning powder....
If you're a man, you're my brother....
If you're a woman, you're my sister...."


So, you're a man of academia, correct?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:40 PM (z91zs)

28 Lauren,
Since I got Willowed in the last thread:

Those NOLA Daquiri's places -
First time I went in one, it was after a very long, hard day of work. In August. About 120 degrees outside.

I sat down, got my alcoholic slurpee, then asked "can I get a menu?"
Without blinking, the girl turned around, grabbed a wire rack with 2 bags of stale fritos, some airplane peanuts, and a bag of funions from probably the Reagan era, and plopped it in front of me.
"Here's today's lunch specials. $5. Take your pick."

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 08:42 PM (gQfxF)

29 "That's the waiting time for an apartment in years. Yes, years."

Yeah, but what's the exchange rate? I mean, that might only be a couple days in American years.

Posted by: Heresolong at January 10, 2016 08:43 PM (ntIeo)

30 Submitted for your approval: Grace Kelly.

http://tinyurl.com/z4lm6m8

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 08:43 PM (Nwg0u)

31 Damn, an early ONT. How....odd. Scary even.

I wonder.......

peeks out window, looks for SMOD.

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 08:43 PM (e0Sq3)

32 27 "Corning powder....
If you're a man, you're my brother....
If you're a woman, you're my sister...."


So, you're a man of academia, correct?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:40 PM (z91zs)
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yep. But accidentally. I'd started out wanting to be a professor of philosophy, but my mentor got canned for sexual harassment, and my advisor said there was no place for a conservative in the Academy.

So I became a doorman - best job I ever hd - at a nice apartment building; then, I repaired antique furniture for a while, before returning to higher ed, as a low-level flunky. From there, I back-stabbed and climbed and clawed my way to where I am now.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:44 PM (/33sy)

33 Can't be an overnight thread. It's barely a quarter of eight in the middle of the USA.

* shakes tablet *

Nope, still there.

* shakes Maetenloch *

Wow! I think it's real!

Posted by: mindful webworker - what the what? at January 10, 2016 08:44 PM (ACs58)

34 27 "Corning powder....
If you're a man, you're my brother....
If you're a woman, you're my sister...."


So, you're a man of academia, correct?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:40 PM (z91zs)
***
yep. But accidentally. I'd started out wanting to be a professor of philosophy, but my mentor got canned for sexual harassment, and my advisor said there was no place for a conservative in the Academy.

So I became a doorman - best job I ever had - at a nice apartment building; then, I repaired antique furniture for a while, before returning to higher ed, as a low-level flunky. From there, I back-stabbed and climbed and clawed my way to where I am now.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:44 PM (/33sy)

35 "Knuckleheads in Oregon have seized a wildlife refuge, and some on the left are angry they haven't been summarily slaughtered"

Resident lib douche bag in my office was calling for drone and hellfire strikes.

Posted by: Burnt toast at January 10, 2016 08:45 PM (T78UI)

36 The cracker militia terrorists in OR who have occupied a bird refuge have released a list of demands.

http://tinyurl.com/jhsag38

How do you know they're right wing fanatics? They asked for shampoo and body wash.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 08:45 PM (Nwg0u)

37 Making your own gunpowder, reason #175,903 that guns will never be taken off the streets as the left so hopes.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 10, 2016 08:46 PM (Z7G74)

38 I signed that I wanted a job badly, and got something somewhere quite unexpectedly!

Posted by: guy who didn't study sign language well at January 10, 2016 08:46 PM (8iiMU)

39 36 The cracker militia terrorists in OR who have occupied a bird refuge have released a list of demands.

http://tinyurl.com/jhsag38

How do you know they're right wing fanatics? They asked for shampoo and body wash.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 08:45 PM (Nwg0u)
***
Ha! Hilarious.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:46 PM (/33sy)

40 How in the hell did I make #4?

(*^*(^

I need to go back into hiding.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 10, 2016 08:46 PM (g8Hfr)

41 "sounds like Hipster Zero"

I think that's accurate. Looking back, he was also the first person I knew with an ipod...

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 08:46 PM (LzzEz)

42 "Damn, an early ONT. How....odd. Scary even. "



Nah, I think Maets just tired.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:47 PM (z91zs)

43 Guess what I'm signing now?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 08:47 PM (DLIIY)

44 Just a reminder that there is more to life than pigskin playoffs: http://tinyurl.com/jvbuw46

(Waiting for navycopjoe to show up and announce that this year Da Cubbies are going to win it all!)

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 10, 2016 08:48 PM (3C9q2)

45 "Here's today's lunch specials. $5. Take your pick."

Meal of champions.

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 08:49 PM (LzzEz)

46 "yep. But accidentally. I'd started out wanting to be a professor of philosophy, but my mentor got canned for sexual harassment, and my advisor said there was no place for a conservative in the Academy.

So I became a doorman - best job I ever hd - at a nice apartment building; then, I repaired antique furniture for a while, before returning to higher ed, as a low-level flunky. From there, I back-stabbed and climbed and clawed my way to where I am now."


Well, there ya go.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:49 PM (z91zs)

47 Alright I let another alert below. What can you do?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:28 PM (z91zs)

Got it, thank you.

I still need to lose 70 pounds and go nuts for a while though.

Posted by: Blano at January 10, 2016 08:50 PM (heN73)

48 There is something odd about that Oregon protest. It doesn't pass the test for rationality.

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 10, 2016 08:50 PM (QaBhC)

49 46 "yep. But accidentally. I'd started out wanting to be a professor of philosophy, but my mentor got canned for sexual harassment, and my advisor said there was no place for a conservative in the Academy.

So I became a doorman - best job I ever hd - at a nice apartment building; then, I repaired antique furniture for a while, before returning to higher ed, as a low-level flunky. From there, I back-stabbed and climbed and clawed my way to where I am now."


Well, there ya go.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:49 PM (z91zs)
***
Yep. I'm a high-level education bureaucrat who owns a laundromat and lives in an illegally-converted industrially-zoned space behind it. The glamor of my life dazzles....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:52 PM (/33sy)

50 "That's the waiting time for an apartment in years. Yes, years."

The Bernie paradise.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 08:54 PM (FkBIv)

51 48 There is something odd about that Oregon protest. It doesn't pass the test for rationality.
Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 10, 2016 08:50 PM (QaBhC)

One of the dudes at the Bundy kids' side is, shall we say, highly suspected of being an FBI informant.

Which is why most of the militia types are giving them a lot of space and refuse to get involved.

At least according to some of the militia guys I'm semi acquainted with (one of whom was at the bundy ranch).

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 10, 2016 08:54 PM (AkOaV)

52 "Yep. I'm a high-level education bureaucrat who owns a laundromat and lives in an illegally-converted industrially-zoned space behind it. The glamor of my life dazzles."


See, now you're just poking me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (z91zs)

53 The waiting time for an apartment.

Where are those people living now?

Posted by: Chinwendu Whitecrest at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (QaBhC)

54 The Oregon standoff is a real-world example of "underpants gnome" style planning (see the South Park episode if you haven't). Step 1: seize federal building in the middle of nowhere. Step 2: ????? Step 3: revolution!

Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (f33hE)

55 I regret reading almost everything written by Goldberg, especially that article today. Does someone at NR think people give a shit about his fucking dog . Or family? Or Hawaii? Can't spell RINO without NR.

Posted by: Zombie Sandy Berger at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (msVAP)

56 52 "Yep. I'm a high-level education bureaucrat who owns a laundromat and lives in an illegally-converted industrially-zoned space behind it. The glamor of my life dazzles."


See, now you're just poking me.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (z91zs)
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Only if you're a niece or my angel. Otherwise, no, no, I'm not.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 08:56 PM (/33sy)

57 "I still need to lose 70 pounds and go nuts for a while though."

You can do it. Anybody can.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:56 PM (z91zs)

58 'We don't want to inflame the situation and spread a bad mood. The migrants don't deserve it.'

Well, some of them do.

Posted by: Socratease at January 10, 2016 08:57 PM (2GbWn)

59 Too bad the Oregon protesters aren't wearing Purple shirts, and occupying a capitol building instead of a wildlife refuge.

Maybe they should chant their grievances, starting with: "Hey, ho......."

Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 10, 2016 08:57 PM (044Fx)

60 "Step 1: seize federal building in the middle of nowhere. Step 2: ????? Step 3: revolution!"

I'm pretty sure the plan was to bring attention to the plight of the rancher being harassed by Obama's DOJ. Which is has.

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 08:57 PM (LzzEz)

61 Sweden 77% of rapes committed by 2% muslim population.

Proof that Swedes are racist.

Posted by: Burnt toast at January 10, 2016 08:57 PM (T78UI)

62 Real life streaming deep diving suit from 1911.

http://tinyurl.com/he6jdyv

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 08:58 PM (Nwg0u)

63 Yep. I'm a high-level education bureaucrat who owns a laundromat and lives in an illegally-converted industrially-zoned space behind it. The glamor of my life dazzles."


See, now you're just poking me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (z91zs)

Yeah, and he didn't even bring up having an Empress that lets him bang other chicks.

Damn showoff.

Posted by: Blano at January 10, 2016 08:58 PM (heN73)

64 Only if you're a niece or my angel. Otherwise, no, no, I'm not.Only if you're a niece or my angel. Otherwise, no, no, I'm not.

All right. That's just dumb.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:58 PM (z91zs)

65 If leftism is a religion it shares a lot with Islam. Both are Intolerant and want to eliminate or subjugate non-believers.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 10, 2016 08:58 PM (rs5De)

66 Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Fill In The Blank Has Got To Go!!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 08:58 PM (FkBIv)

67 I still need to lose 70 pounds and go nuts for a while though."

You can do it. Anybody can.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:56 PM (z91zs)

Having serious trouble with it lately. Stick-to-it-iveness is a major issue.

Posted by: Blano at January 10, 2016 08:59 PM (heN73)

68 67 I still need to lose 70 pounds and go nuts for a while though."

You can do it. Anybody can.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 08:56 PM (z91zs)

Having serious trouble with it lately. Stick-to-it-iveness is a major issue.
Posted by: Blano at January 10, 2016 08:59 PM (heN73)
***
I cut out the carbs, except as a treat, and eat only veggies, protein, and fat, and the weight fell off. It works.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 09:01 PM (/33sy)

69 Is that Dirk Diggler in the sign language diagram? It would explain much.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 10, 2016 09:01 PM (IdCqF)

70 Second question: Does the law even apply to the Clintons?

Do we have representatives that identify as defenders of the Constitution?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2016 09:01 PM (AJ1u5)

71 God help me, I looked through the links of must have status things, and saw the Issey Miyake architect bag. I like it.

A lot.

However... my own common sense makes it impossible for me to spend over $40 on a purse.

But that one is nice... maybe there is a knockoff in Chinatown?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 09:01 PM (9JJgN)

72 The left are inherently evil. Now, this does not mean the right are all sweetness and light. We are all flesh and therefore in need of salvation. What makes the right different from the left? Most conservatives realize that man needs rules. As a Presbyterian, I believe my rules are the Bible. Do I always follow the teaching found in the Bible? Or heard at church (just this evening in fact)? No. I am an imperfect Christian. In fact I don't deserve salvation and I know it. This is the main difference between me and those on the left (like hellary). A safe bet is that GOD will sort it all out. My guess is that better than half will be surprised in the end.

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2016 09:01 PM (b+df9)

73 Having serious trouble with it lately. Stick-to-it-iveness is a major issue."

Will-power aint as hard as it's made out to be.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:02 PM (z91zs)

74 #55

If you haven't read 'Liberal Fascism' you're missing out on one of the most important books of recent years.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 10, 2016 09:02 PM (IdCqF)

75 71 God help me, I looked through the links of must have status things, and saw the Issey Miyake architect bag. I like it.

A lot.

However... my own common sense makes it impossible for me to spend over $40 on a purse.

But that one is nice... maybe there is a knockoff in Chinatown?
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 09:01 PM (9JJgN)
***
Duh!

There's always a knock-off in chinatown. Check the newstands - they tend to have the best stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 09:02 PM (/33sy)

76 Woot woot EONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:02 PM (voOPb)

77 Can someone explain to me how Alice in Chains is NOT on the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals??

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 10, 2016 09:03 PM (3xlB2)

78 Have you considered your home saline guilt? We wiped out the cro magnolias.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 09:03 PM (Nwg0u)

79 The waiting time for an apartment.
Where are those people living now?


Best joke during last summer's Greek melodramatics:

Leonidas: Spartans! Eat hearty, for tonight we sleep in a van down by the river!

Posted by: derit at January 10, 2016 09:03 PM (jT+gh)

80 The left are inherently evil. Now, this does not mean the right are all sweetness and light. We are all flesh and therefore in need of salvation.
Posted by: Eromero


Not evil, just frozen at an emotional state we left behind in our childhood.

They emote first and reason after, if at all.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2016 09:04 PM (AJ1u5)

81 Good evening!

Tech question for The Horde:

So, been getting popups for 'mobil.click' ('mobi'?), mostly when visiting The HQ, on my iPad.

Read up on it, most common fix is AdBlocker. Fine, but App Store has a bunch of these, some free, some not.

What's the best one - the one I should look for (Safari)?

TIA!!

Posted by: speedster1 at January 10, 2016 09:05 PM (vUcdz)

82 "Can someone explain to me how Alice in Chains is NOT on the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals??"


Alice in Chains....GodSmack.....Korn....


I'm with you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:05 PM (z91zs)

83 Can someone explain to me how Alice in Chains is NOT on the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals??
Posted by: Tex Lovera


There is an EX Exodus and an AX Exodus on that list.
Are there two bands with the same name?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 09:05 PM (FkBIv)

84 Duh!



There's always a knock-off in chinatown. Check the newstands - they tend to have the best stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicant
---

Yes, well, that would be totally easy to do... except that I'm in SE Michigan, and the closest thing we have to a Chinatown is the Asian Grocery store.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 09:06 PM (9JJgN)

85 Can someone explain to me how Alice in Chains is NOT on the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals??

Alice in Chains is metal? They rock hard, but don't they are metal.

Genres confuse me.

Posted by: fluffy at January 10, 2016 09:07 PM (AfsKp)

86 * doing not-on-the-top-socks-list dance *

I don't really do much sockpuppeting anyway. I just change the tag after my regular handle. So I ought to be disqualified from the sock list. But, I have so few claims to glory....

Posted by: mindful webworker - sandals without socks at January 10, 2016 09:07 PM (ACs58)

87 Depends on what the meaning of 'classified' is .

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! at January 10, 2016 09:07 PM (7wqb3)

88 Lest anyone envy my way of life:

I lived in a minivan for four months, showering at a local gym and eating whatever I could find that didn't require refrigeration.

Then, I lived in a shed on a friend's property for about six months....

It took three years after my ex-wife left me before I got on my feet again.... Three long, hard years.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 09:08 PM (/33sy)

89 Have a fun night out on the town Maet

Good content thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:08 PM (voOPb)

90 That useless fucker gone yet?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:08 PM (z91zs)

91 84 Duh!



There's always a knock-off in chinatown. Check the newstands - they tend to have the best stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicant
---

Yes, well, that would be totally easy to do... except that I'm in SE Michigan, and the closest thing we have to a Chinatown is the Asian Grocery store.
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 09:06 PM (9JJgN)
***
The Cambodian or Laotian guy in the beat-up minivan....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 09:09 PM (/33sy)

92 That useless fucker gone yet?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill


You're going to have to narrow that down a bit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2016 09:09 PM (AJ1u5)

93 Yes, years. Look at the inner city - people are waiting for 10-20 years to get a rental apartment,

Sounds like the old Soviet Union.

I ran into this same problem when I was in Berkeley - rent control had stopped all building and the only apartments to be had - which were really cheap - were impossible to get. People never left their apartments or just handed them off to friends.

I remember going to "interview" for a place in an apartment one morning. I was the 20th person there, already. I gave up on the search and just got an overpriced shitty closet at the hotel over Blondie's Pizza. Most expensive room around, but it was available.

Yay for rent control!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2016 09:09 PM (zc3Db)

94 89: MH: Another week of packer bullshit until the grand destruction next week right?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2016 09:10 PM (ucDmr)

95 Just checked the temp outside casa Lowell. Umm, there isn't one. Zero point zero.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2016 09:10 PM (kTF2Z)

96 Eromero,

What denomination, if I may ask? PCA here.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 09:10 PM (bZ7mE)

97 Real life streaming deep diving suit from 1911.

http://tinyurl.com/he6jdyv



Grampa!!!!

Posted by: Tony Stark at January 10, 2016 09:10 PM (1xUj/)

98 77 Can someone explain to me how Alice in Chains is NOT on the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals??
Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 10, 2016 09:03 PM (3xlB2)


AL and AC were taken by Alice Cooper and AC/DC. I can't see Alice in Chains getting the call over two of the longtime heavyweights.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 10, 2016 09:10 PM (Z7G74)

99 The Cambodian or Laotian guy in the beat-up minivan....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants
--

Yes, well now I'm going to have to find that very guy. It appears that the bag, which is lovely and classy in black, also comes in some sort of iridescent silver.

Oh yeah. I totally need that.

But for under $40.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 09:10 PM (9JJgN)

100 Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Fill In The Blank Has Got To Go!!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


That's the one!!

Funny how the left can't handle a dish of its own.

Oh, no, *their* grievances are Totes
Legit, but *anyone else* should get 'droned' Grr.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 10, 2016 09:11 PM (044Fx)

101 Depends on what the meaning of 'classified' is .

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! at January 10, 2016 09:07 PM (7wqb3)


"Classified"? You mean like "classified ads"?

*fart*

Posted by: Queef Shrillary of Cankledom at January 10, 2016 09:11 PM (zc3Db)

102 Alice in Chains is metal? They rock hard, but don't they are metal.



Genres confuse me.


Agreed.

Perhaps heavy post-grunge nu-rock?

Evening, all.

Posted by: Mortimer at January 10, 2016 09:11 PM (7wqb3)

103 According to its wiki entry, that 'Caligula' movie bankrolled by Penthouse was hardcore pr0n, not softcore.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 10, 2016 09:12 PM (hTaw+)

104 My Packers did not stink today. Well, the first quarter or so they stank. But then they got better. Now they advance to play ..... I don't know who. But at least they advanced. Better than I thought because they really stink this year. Until the second half of today. They say timing is everything. Good night. It appears I have been served too much wine.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 10, 2016 09:12 PM (dFi94)

105 Damn autocucumber is ruining my jokes!

Have you considered your homo sapien guilt? We wiped out the cro-magnolias.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 09:13 PM (Nwg0u)

106 navybrat: Admiral gets fired for pointing out that Obama now has a mansion in Dubai.
http://tinyurl.com/h6bcdaw


Ah, I get it: the SCOAMF can move there, lose his US citizenship, become a citizen of the UAE, and then become head of the UN while the USA is on the Security Council.

Posted by: mindful webworker - begone, foul SCOAMF at January 10, 2016 09:13 PM (ACs58)

107 85: Alice in Chains is grunge. Lazy ass whiney shit. Like Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2016 09:13 PM (ucDmr)

108 Alice In Chains is grunge.

Sorry.

That's just the way it is.

And I like them. Well, not enough to won their albums or anything....

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2016 09:13 PM (AJ1u5)

109 Chavez good to see you aren't drinking the Kool aid

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:14 PM (voOPb)

110 I'm definitely not a fan of metal, but even *I* can see that "Lemmium" should be a thing. I've already signed the petition.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2016 09:14 PM (sdi6R)

111 " That useless fucker gone yet?"

Palpatine. He is no good for fuck.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:14 PM (z91zs)

112 Perhaps heavy post-grunge nu-rock?

No no, it is clearly post-rock nu-grunge

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 09:15 PM (uZNvH)

113 Didn't we just have a series of job-interviews here for who could give the best value for money on being a "useless turd"? Because being a useless turd is (apparently) in the job-description for running ads on behalf of !Jeb Bush.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 09:15 PM (6FqZa)

114 grammie winger! Glad you enjoyed the game. Rest well tonight

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 09:15 PM (uZNvH)

115 Also 'Man in the Box' is the greatest pre-workout/game/fight song ever made.

It's seems to directly affect pre-combat adrenal production. It makes me go from sipping cocoa to wanting to wage war within about 4 seconds of the opening riff-crunch.

Someone should study this.

Posted by: Mortimer at January 10, 2016 09:16 PM (7wqb3)

116
Hefner is alive and living in a dog pee infested mansion. Have at it, chumps!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2016 09:16 PM (BK3ZS)

117 I cut out the carbs, except as a treat, and eat only veggies, protein, and fat, and the weight fell off. It works.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 09:01 PM (/33sy)

I dropped 30 a little over a year ago, then gained it back. Yeah I do something similar, but as I said, sticking to it. I like food too much, and don't know how to cook worth a hoot. Just excuses though, I know.

Posted by: Blano at January 10, 2016 09:17 PM (heN73)

118 According to its wiki entry, that 'Caligula' movie bankrolled by Penthouse was hardcore pr0n, not softcore.



Posted by: OregonMuse


Yes, it is quite graphic and grotesque. And not in any stimulating way. It is actually quite a monstrous creation by Guccione.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....dumbshit in America at January 10, 2016 09:17 PM (+1T7c)

119 54 The Oregon standoff is a real-world example of "underpants gnome" style planning (see the South Park episode if you haven't). Step 1: seize federal building in the middle of nowhere. Step 2: ????? Step 3: revolution!
Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (f33hE)

Heh seriously.

"well, I guess at least we're getting some fun winter camping in... Er... Hmm."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 10, 2016 09:17 PM (AkOaV)

120 109: For sure. The road is short. It ends in Phoenix. They just aren't that good. Too many mistakes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2016 09:18 PM (ucDmr)

121 But accidentally. I'd started out wanting to be a professor of philosophy

So, underqualified for the position of Useless Turd.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 09:18 PM (6FqZa)

122 Anway gotta go bed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:18 PM (z91zs)

123 Let me be the first to say, "Let it Bernie!"

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 09:18 PM (Nwg0u)

124 Caligula was basically a softcore porno..

It may have been an "bowdlerized" version, I haven't checked. The Swedish XXX-rated classic "Flossie" was pared down to X-rated for its english dubbed release.

Posted by: derit at January 10, 2016 09:18 PM (jT+gh)

125 Hefner is alive and living in a dog pee infested mansion. Have at it, chumps!



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

Well, to me, it looks like Stately Wayne Manor from the Batman TV series.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....dumbshit in America at January 10, 2016 09:18 PM (+1T7c)

126 It's not the first time Bill Clinton's been hoist on the Left's petard.

The sexual harassment hysteria that got his ass sued and impeached was put on the table by the Left against Clarence Thomas just a few years before.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 10, 2016 09:18 PM (oVJmc)

127 No no, it is clearly post-rock nu-grunge


Splitters!

Posted by: Nu-Grunge Post-Rock Front at January 10, 2016 09:19 PM (7wqb3)

128 Lest anyone envy my way of life:

I lived in a minivan for four months, showering at a local gym and eating whatever I could find that didn't require refrigeration.

Then, I lived in a shed on a friend's property for about six months....

It took three years after my ex-wife left me before I got on my feet again.... Three long, hard years.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 10, 2016 09:08 PM (/33sy)

Yikes, man. Good for you for getting thru that. Not sure I could do the same.

Posted by: Blano at January 10, 2016 09:20 PM (heN73)

129 Nite RK you big Wuss

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:20 PM (voOPb)

130 I couldn't find Gwar on the table. What a travesty.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 10, 2016 09:20 PM (jV8Mq)

131 There's a bj in Caligula-- looks about like any other bj.

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 10, 2016 09:21 PM (NiHAc)

132 115
Also 'Man in the Box' is the greatest pre-workout/game/fight song ever made.

It's
seems to directly affect pre-combat adrenal production. It makes me go
from sipping cocoa to wanting to wage war within about 4 seconds of the
opening riff-crunch.

Someone should study this.
--

I never thought about the song that way, but I can see it.

For me, it's "Hair of the Dog." I start getting angry when the guitars kick in. This is the song that ends up ruining the speakers in my car.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 09:21 PM (9JJgN)

133 Evenin', Horde. What are we drinking tonight?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 10, 2016 09:21 PM (me6xG)

134 Palpatine, sorry. Glad you are back on your feet.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 09:22 PM (6FqZa)

135 The Oregon standoff is a real-world example of "underpants gnome" style planning (see the South Park episode if you haven't). Step 1: seize federal building in the middle of nowhere. Step 2: ????? Step 3: revolution!

Posted by: PabloD at January 10, 2016 08:55 PM (f33hE)


That joke about the steps is a hell of a lot older than South Park. I first saw it decades ago in an old math cartoon about a proof, which was already decades old when I saw it, and the joke probably predates that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2016 09:22 PM (zc3Db)

136 Hefner is alive and living in a dog pee infested mansion. Have at it, chumps!

They paraded Hef around in the last decade, still trying to wring some magic out of the image of him in 1968, but nobody was buying this creepy old fart being anything but piggy bank for the plasticized bimbos hanging on his arms (primarily to hold Gramps up without his walker).

Great symbol of the Fall of the Playboy Empire.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 10, 2016 09:23 PM (oVJmc)

137 Nite RK you big Wuss



I'm stiill here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:23 PM (z91zs)

138 Chavez once again the Pack were an embarrasment for some time. At least they turned it around. They will meet their water loo next weekend. Depending on how bad wonder if any heads will roll?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:23 PM (voOPb)

139 If the Hindus ever get pissed off, they'll chant, "Ho! Ho! Holy cow!"

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 09:24 PM (Nwg0u)

140 Thought you said good nite RK

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:24 PM (voOPb)

141 @139 GW Snark

Eat MOAR Chikn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:25 PM (voOPb)

142 There's a bj in Caligula-- looks about like any other bj.

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 10, 2016 09:21 PM (NiHAc)


Plus some pretty explicit lesbian stuff.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 09:26 PM (fC9RO)

143 There's a bj in Caligula-- looks about like any other bj.


Posted by: mnwxyz

So I'm making a big guess here is that you might have seen a highly edited version.
Because the original hard core version had some really bizarre and sick torture and perversion portrayed in it, not just some harmless bj.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....dumbshit in America at January 10, 2016 09:26 PM (+1T7c)

144
For me, it's "Hair of the Dog." I start getting angry when the
guitars kick in. This is the song that ends up ruining the speakers in
my car.


Something about that cowbell...

The stats on the intersection of Nazareth and brutal bar-fights would be an interesting Venn diagram.

Posted by: Mortimer at January 10, 2016 09:26 PM (7wqb3)

145 nobody was buying this creepy old fart being anything but piggy bank for the plasticized bimbos hanging on his arms (primarily to hold Gramps up without his walker).

Anything like this guy?

https://youtu.be/tabHi6EdA_Q

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 09:27 PM (FkBIv)

146 138: Heads should roll. We will see though, management seems to be stuck where they are.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2016 09:27 PM (ucDmr)

147 >>Those NOLA Daquiri's places

I tried to order a fuzzy navel one of the times I went and the guy behind the counter was VERY concerned that that was one of the lower alcohol content daquris. He kept trying to tell me which ones had more alcohol that he thought I should order.

we are talking 32 oz drinks here. Told him I would be ok.

Posted by: Lea at January 10, 2016 09:27 PM (vmMMi)

148 >> So I became a doorman - best job I ever hd
>> Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

I understand there are a lot of openings in that field.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 10, 2016 09:28 PM (sOhww)

149 Thought you said good nite RK "


I'm a good guy, but every so often you gotta get mean. And I mean, and I mean really mean.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:28 PM (z91zs)

150 greatest pre-workout/game/fight song ever made.

-
I nominate Theme From A Few Dollars More.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mLXQltR7vUQ

We can fight!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 09:28 PM (Nwg0u)

151 Nazareth Is over rated. Always has been always will be

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:30 PM (voOPb)

152 Caligula had Helen Mirren in a threesome and a hard core girl girl scene going on at the same time. The camera just switched back and forth.

Um, that what I heard anyway......

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 09:30 PM (e0Sq3)

153 I may have just banned myself.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:30 PM (z91zs)

154 Good night. It appears I have been served too much wine.
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 10, 2016 09:12 PM

Damn, that keeps happening to me too!

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 09:31 PM (o/90i)

155 Shibumi,

I think that there is a very interesting study waiting to be done by smart people on various types of hormonal stimulation and particular tunes.


To sleep, perchance to dream.

Nite, folks.

Posted by: Mortimer at January 10, 2016 09:32 PM (7wqb3)

156 IIRC (and looking things up is cheating) Guccione got some major stars to make Caligula, promising a soft-R. So you have Malcom McDowell and Hellen Mirren. (Or the other one, I'm not looking it up).

And then when their shooting was done he interspersed hard-X scenes.

Class. All the class.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2016 09:32 PM (1xUj/)

157 Grey Fox @ 96- PCA, yep.
ETEX-style. Geneva Bible of 1599, too.

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2016 09:33 PM (b+df9)

158 Read some bunny talking about the sex sessions ol' Hef has. Viagra-fueled, repetitive, despicable.

That's the truth of the "Playboy philosophy" taken to its illogical conclusions. That... and Cosby's seduction methods.

The classy life.

Posted by: mindful webworker - he's a played-out boy at January 10, 2016 09:33 PM (ACs58)

159 grammie!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:33 PM (z91zs)

160 Combined Record of Redskins opponents: -12
Combined record of Packers opponents: +16

For all the talk of teams going in opposite directions this week, I knew the Packers could win. I didn't know if they wanted to.

They live to fight another day.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 09:33 PM (kKHcp)

161
That joke about the steps is a hell of a lot older than South Park. I first saw it decades ago in an old math cartoon about a proof, which was already decades old when I saw it, and the joke probably predates that.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2016 09:22 PM (zc3Db)


I'm a huge fan of the S. Harris cartoon wherein "then a miracle occurs" is part of the chain of reasoning in what appears to be a mathematical proof.

http://tinyurl.com/jsvzaj8

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2016 09:33 PM (BK3ZS)

162 Happy-ish Sunday Night, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Weekly Critic ... at January 10, 2016 09:34 PM (AoK0a)

163 Me mean? Not tonight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:34 PM (voOPb)

164 An opportunity exists to poach the audience from Mr. Skin so long as its data misleads as to the quality of nudity present in mainstream films.

Posted by: derit at January 10, 2016 09:34 PM (jT+gh)

165 #135

You're probably thinking of Sidney Harris:
http://www.sciencecartoonsplus.com/gallery/math/

Posted by: Epobirs at January 10, 2016 09:35 PM (IdCqF)

166 136:They paraded Hef around in the last decade, still trying to wring some magic out of the image of him in 1968, but nobody was buying this creepy old fart being anything but piggy bank for the plasticized bimbos hanging on his arms (primarily to hold Gramps up without his walker).

Great symbol of the Fall of the Playboy Empire.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel



Heh! That reminds me of an interview I was listening too with the lead singer of Bare Naked Ladies (I think it was them) on some radio station in Tampa. He said they were invited to party with Hef at the Mansion. When they finally met him, he totally creeped them out. I found that hilarious. A popular pop band (at the time) with probably numerous groupies were creeped out by Hefner. Says alot about the guy.

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 09:35 PM (e0Sq3)

167 A cop gets called out on a domestic violence call. He radios back, "Victim stepped on a floor his wife had mopped before it was dry and she shot him." HQ radios back, "Did you arrest her?" He replies, "No. The floor's still wet."

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 09:35 PM (Nwg0u)

168 RedMindBlueState: What are we drinking tonight?

Water.

Brandy's gone. Rum's gone. Wine's gone.

There's a liquor store right next door.

But it's Sunday in Oklahoma.

* failed to plan ahead *

Posted by: mindful webworker - sober as a priest on Sunday at January 10, 2016 09:36 PM (ACs58)

169 I understand there are a lot of openings in that field.
Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose


Not everybody likes knob twisting, though ...

Posted by: Adriane the Occupational Critic ... at January 10, 2016 09:36 PM (AoK0a)

170 148 >> So I became a doorman - best job I ever hd
---------
I understand there are a lot of openings in that field
-----------------------
OK. That took a minute to sink in. Well done, sir.

I have a buddy that repairs elevators for a living. Whenever I see him, I never fail to ask "how's the elevator business?" simply so I can hear him say "it has it's ups and downs."
I'm sure he thinks as funny as I do.

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 09:36 PM (gQfxF)

171 grammie, you come back up?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:36 PM (z91zs)

172 Milo Y gained 20,000 followers when Twitter took away his badge. He's magnanimous in victory, fabulous in defeat. *rimshot*

Why are liberals mean? They have it backwards. Why are shitty people liberal? is a better question.
Maybe it was Ace who said that liberals, when they were kids, were bullied a lot. Conservatives were bullied a little bit, or "just the right amount" . The former try to empower their own anger, and the latter try to empower empirical ideas.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2016 09:37 PM (VdICR)

173
They will meet their water loo next weekend.

It's the waterless loos that one goes great lengths to avoid.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2016 09:38 PM (BK3ZS)

174 I gottta pass out. What a shitter of a Sunday ONT,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:40 PM (z91zs)

175 And I mean that with no disrepect.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:41 PM (z91zs)

176 Fuck Heff and his jizz infested shithole. Maybe Bill Maher will buy it. Bunch of assholes. Who cares?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2016 09:41 PM (ucDmr)

177 liberals, when they were kids, were bullied a lot

I'm not sure about that.

I think it's more that they got a taste of what it was like to bully others.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 09:41 PM (6FqZa)

178 You'll feel better with some status symbol wood glasses, RK.

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 09:41 PM (LzzEz)

179 And then when their shooting was done he interspersed hard-X scenes.

That was done in several films, notably in 1976's "Alice in Wonderland"

Posted by: derit at January 10, 2016 09:42 PM (jT+gh)

180 RK who pissed in your Grape Nuts?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 09:42 PM (voOPb)

181 I think that there is a very interesting study waiting to be done by
smart people on various types of hormonal stimulation and particular
tunes.
--

Mortimer,

I think you're very correct. However, a study of that sort would be done at a University, and I'm not sure if there are smart people there. I suspect we'd have to do our own horde research- ie, what songs make you want to kick @ss? And what do those songs have in common?

Scientifically,

Shibumi
/who is somewhat embarrassed to be a female who really likes hard rock...


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 09:44 PM (9JJgN)

182 "Waking up"


Nobody? Do I seem pissy?:

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:44 PM (z91zs)

183 Well, now to get horizontal. Up early for to pay the yankee reconstruction tax. 'nobody knows the trouble I seen,,,'

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2016 09:45 PM (b+df9)

184 Now is the time, ABC is the place!

Posted by: ABC Network Commercial at January 10, 2016 09:46 PM (8aOqE)

185 Yeah, just water for me too

Palpatine, glad you were able to survive your troubles

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 09:47 PM (uZNvH)

186 Evenin' everyone.

Went ahead and wasted a few bucks on lottery tickets today.

I figure $1.3B? Eh, what the hell. It's a some happy thoughts for a few days while I wait to find out I didn't win.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 10, 2016 09:47 PM (YJmuy)

187 I think it's more that they got a taste of what it was like to bully others.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 09:41 PM (6FqZa)

*****

I dunno. I have not run across too many Lib genuine hardasses in their younger years. Most have had to wait until they have had Governmental or Administrative power behind them to let their freak flag fly.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 09:48 PM (O1R1o)

188 *dick kicks RK*


No, you didn't do anything wrong. Just thought I'd let you in on that sweet, sweet, victim status.

*junkpunches RK for good measure*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2016 09:48 PM (1xUj/)

189 who pissed in your Grape Nuts?

Euell Gibbons

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 09:48 PM (FkBIv)

190 Yeah, when it was at $300 mil I bought 1 ticket.
Then when it was at $900 mil I bout 4 tickets.

Thnking I should continue the series, buy 9 tickets next time?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 09:49 PM (uZNvH)

191 Opened the ONT right after the "Aloha!" (Hawaiian for 'first!') and now I'm done traipsing thru the internet following various Maet-links.

I'm Bushed!

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2016 09:49 PM (J3phO)

192 I hope I didn't sound pissy, I gotta got to bed and get up tomorrow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:49 PM (z91zs)

193 So is Maet watching Downton Abbey or the Golden Globes?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 09:50 PM (DLIIY)

194 170
148 >> So I became a doorman - best job I ever hd

---------

I understand there are a lot of openings in that field

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

OK. That took a minute to sink in. Well done, sir.



I have a buddy that repairs elevators for a living. Whenever I see
him, I never fail to ask "how's the elevator business?" simply so I can
hear him say "it has it's ups and downs."

I'm sure he thinks as funny as I do.

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 09:36 PM (gQfxF)


Guy gets into an elevator, tries to get chummy with the elevator operator. "How are you doing, tonight?"
Elevator operator replies, "I'm doing fine, sir. What floor?"
The wit replies, "sixth floor. I bet this job has its ups-and-downs...."
The elevator operator doesn't immediately say a word as the indicator goes, "2", "3", "4", "5" -- then says, "it's not the starts-and-stops so much as it is the jerks. Your floor, sir."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 09:51 PM (EzgxV)

195 "*junkpunches RK for good measure*"


Thank you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:51 PM (z91zs)

196 what songs make you want to kick @ss

Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It"
The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb"
Jesus and Mary Chain, "I Hate Rock and Roll"
Garbage, "Vow"
The Clash, "London Calling"
Sunshot, "Baby Doll" (actually almost all Sunshot)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 09:52 PM (6FqZa)

197 National Review should have kept Derbyshire ... to me he was probably their best asset. He gave a review of "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons For Americ from Post Apartheid South Africa" which is more relevant now than it was then. Or it is more apparent how relevant it is now ... the lessons of "Alien Nation" and Malkin's "Invasion" have been relevant for at least 25 years ... or actually going back to Ted Kennedy starting the third world invasion in what, 1965?

"For South Africa the transformation has been fatal - brutally so for
victims of the nation's swelling social disorder, as Ms. Mercer
documents in heartbreaking detail. For the U.S.A. it is not too late to
change course. The lesson of South Africa, if widely known, will help
to open American eyes. Here is the lesson, in a compelling and
important book." Derbyshire
http://tinyurl.com/zn4n8k5

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 10, 2016 09:52 PM (5Gpe2)

198 >>>I'm Bushed!

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2016 09:49 PM (J3phO)<<<

Thanks for your support, amigo.

Posted by: Jeb! at January 10, 2016 09:52 PM (H9MG5)

199 I dunno. I have not run across too many Lib genuine hardasses in their younger years.
Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 09:48 PM (O1R1o)


Union guys. Some former military, even.
Hunters, meat eaters, lovers of V8 power and copious amounts of PBR.
Haters of Republicans. Haters. As in, full of HATE.

I don't know if that makes them Liberals in the way we usually use the term, but they contribute to the national mood, nonetheless.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 09:52 PM (kKHcp)

200 The PGA Tour is in Hawaii the next 2 weeks. Right now they are Maui. Looks beautiful. I never have been to Hawaii. If the flight to get there didn't take 3 months, I'd go

(I don't like flying. The act of flying doesn't bother me. Being trapped in a small space for hours on end does).

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 09:53 PM (e0Sq3)

201 All right, passing out.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:53 PM (z91zs)

202 "What songs make you want to kick ass?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Posted by: davidt at January 10, 2016 09:54 PM (8aOqE)

203 Aloha!
Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 08:21 PM (EzgxV)

Coothie! Thanks for giving me a pass on the crabs!!!! Can't blame you for nailing Jonah though, he's been kinda rino-y lately,

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 09:54 PM (TYSSR)

204 196: The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 09:55 PM (e0Sq3)

205 The lesson of South Africa, if widely known, will help
to open American eyes.


That's why it must be suppressed at all costs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 09:55 PM (FkBIv)

206 2yo daughter: Daddy what is a Super Bowl?

Dad: I don't know, we are Vikings fans....

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 09:55 PM (HLUeE)

207 First?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 10, 2016 09:56 PM (/ciMI)

208 I can't believe I forgot Rammstein.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOnSh3QlpbQ

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 09:56 PM (6FqZa)

209 I'm not real interested right now in what Obama's AG puppet has to say on any criminal filings that the FBI comes up with.

I'm interested in if the United States government has any mechanism in place to automatically strip any and all security clearances from government officials who purposely mishandle classified secrets.
And in particular when that mechanism takes effect.

Posted by: Drider at January 10, 2016 09:56 PM (6Xbsz)

210 Derbyshire's firing showed NR for what it is. A publication devoted to foam finger waving for team red.

Truth of the sort he wrote in "The talk" allows Team Blue to call Team Red names. So, he had to go.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 09:57 PM (kKHcp)

211 203 Aloha!
Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 08:21 PM (EzgxV)

Coothie! Thanks for giving me a pass on the crabs!!!!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
--------------------
That escalated quickly...

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 09:57 PM (gQfxF)

212 I don't know if that makes them Liberals in the way we usually use the term, but they contribute to the national mood, nonetheless.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 09:52 PM (kKHcp)

****

This is true. Classic Liberalism was not nearly as bad as the Batshit crazy foaming at the mouth crap we now see every day.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 09:58 PM (O1R1o)

213 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10902

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 10, 2016 09:59 PM (vBeA5)

214 Re: music, I know a guy who was trained as a musician at Juilliard and ended up for a time as a music teacher in the school were my Dad works. He was fairly confident that different types of music aroused different kinds of emotions/thoughts across cultures and as a consequence that there could be a moral component to music beyond lyrics. I don't have the musical background to say if he might be right or not, but he is a thoughtful guy and very intelligent. I will say that I find it difficult to believe that one could rap a tender love song....

He is in Stuttgart now as a chaplain in the Reserves and as a pastor in an English-speaking church now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 10, 2016 09:59 PM (bZ7mE)

215 Posted by: davidt at January 10, 2016 09:54 PM (8aOqE)

Yeah. Your ass!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 10:00 PM (kKHcp)

216 who reads NRO any more?

after Coulter, The Derb, and Mark Steyn left....

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 10:00 PM (HLUeE)

217 2yo daughter: Daddy what is a Super Bowl?



Dad: I don't know, we are Vikings fans....
---

Um... I'm in Michigan, so I feel your pain.

Sigh.

We have the Red Wings. They occasionally win things.

As for the Lions, every year they are horrible, or at best, mediocre. We just accept it. Like shoveling snow, mowing lawns and unpredictable weather.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 10:00 PM (9JJgN)

218 The PGA Tour is in Hawaii the next 2 weeks. Right now they are Maui. Looks beautiful. I never have been to Hawaii. If the flight to get there didn't take 3 months, I'd go

Posted by: Puddleglum


Every time become despondent and begin to believe that my life is empty and void I think of people that watch golf on TV and am suddenly happy again.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2016 10:00 PM (AJ1u5)

219 I watched the "Chuck Norris vs Communism" documentary this afternoon. It was good.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 10:00 PM (DLIIY)

220 The programme's editor defended her decision, saying: We don't want to inflame the situation and spread a bad mood. The migrants don't deserve it.

Just put your pencil neck across the chopping block and be done with it, lady. Pitiful.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at January 10, 2016 10:01 PM (Dwehj)

221 Replay of Sherlock is on PBS at the moment will be checking out

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 10:01 PM (voOPb)

222 OK,
I get home from work and errands at ca. 6. J has dinner almost ready and is watching Golden Globes intro bs...

WAIT...my point is I saw Jane Fonda there, looking very fine for what 75? She looked old-time Hollywood glamorous.

...sits back...sips wine...waits for fireworks...

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 10:02 PM (o/90i)

223 I'm a huge fan of the S. Harris cartoon wherein "then a miracle occurs" is part of the chain of reasoning in what appears to be a mathematical proof.

http://tinyurl.com/jsvzaj8

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 10, 2016 09:33 PM (BK3ZS)

You're probably thinking of Sidney Harris:
http://www.sciencecartoonsplus.com/gallery/math/

Posted by: Epobirs at January 10, 2016 09:35 PM (IdCqF)


yep. That was it. Thanks, guys.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2016 10:02 PM (zc3Db)

224 2yo daughter: Daddy what is a Super Bowl?

Dad: I don't know, we are Vikings fans....
Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 09:55 PM (HLUeE)


I get that people have their loyalties, although here in St. Louis, when it comes to the NFL we don't know what that means... but don't you just HAVE to be a little bit pleased when Adrian Peterson has to wear the goat horns for the next 8-9 months?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2016 10:02 PM (Dj0WE)

225 @217

What do you call a MN Viling with a Super Bowl ring?





A thief

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 10:02 PM (voOPb)

226 209: without going into detail, I work with classified material and have for 28 years. What I have noticed is a lackadaisical attitude with classified info. When I started, it was still the 80s and the Cold War was still going on. Knowledge of what to do with classified docs was of utmost importance and what could happen if you were sloppy could be devastating. Well, the Cold War ended and people forget and get lazy. The new generation has no clue and don't care. This administration, yikes. I just as soon not comment. Its bad.

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 10:03 PM (e0Sq3)

227 211
203 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 08:21 PM (EzgxV)



Coothie! Thanks for giving me a pass on the crabs!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy

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

That escalated quickly...

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 09:57 PM (gQfxF)


For the moment, I'm considering it a false-flag operation.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (EzgxV)

228 Maybe Adrian needs a switching

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (voOPb)

229 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10902
Posted by: The Political Hat


Link regarding Marines goes somewhere else.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (FkBIv)

230 225 @217

What do you call a MN Viling with a Super Bowl ring?





A thief

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 10:02 PM (voOPb)


What do you call an Oakland Raider with a Super Bowl Ring???

Really really old....

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (f7rv6)

231 This is true. Classic Liberalism was not nearly as bad as the Batshit crazy foaming at the mouth crap we now see every day.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 09:58 PM (O1R1o)

They are just socialists.


Posted by: Burnt toast at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (T78UI)

232 I didn't love it (other than the period costumes and other items--probably because it reminded me of the best Holmes version out there, Jeremy Brett's) but I didn't hate it as much as Ace and co. did. I'll probably re-watch it when I get some time to myself.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 10:05 PM (DLIIY)

233 Gray's self-imposed exile on land without electricity or running water was far longer than the prison sentence he would have faced for the 3rd degree felony.

Half truth. He would have lost his 2A rights forever.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 10, 2016 10:05 PM (ODxAs)

234 What do you call a MN Viling with a Super Bowl ring?

..............


a Trade/Traded

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 10:06 PM (HLUeE)

235 Eh, I hate that I was correct that the Skins would choke. Oh well, they're a team for whom a winning record is an accomplishment.

In other news, life is full of hardship, I've been sober for 19.5 years and I'm starting to question the wisdom of that, and I have to be up at 5:00 am and I'm not sleepy yet. Oh, and my wife is on the road and I miss her. You know, MISS her.

Posted by: joncelli at January 10, 2016 10:06 PM (1FhAQ)

236
WAIT...my point is I saw Jane Fonda there, looking very fine for what 75? She looked old-time Hollywood glamorous.

...sits back...sips wine...waits for fireworks...

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 10:02 PM (o/90i)


Just goes to show that Evil can wear a pretty face..

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 10, 2016 10:06 PM (f7rv6)

237 Tim, I think a plurality of conservatives consider themselves to be Classic Liberals.

Todays batshit crazies usually are cultural marxists, as typified by the college educated SJWs, or knee-jerk blue and white collar unionistas, who are as I mentioned before, HATE republicans like Bears hate Packers, like Steelers hate Bengals, like Muzzies hate Joos.

Classic Liberals are no threat to the civilized social order, and can be reasoned with. To a point, you can even disagree and remain friends.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 10:06 PM (kKHcp)

238 218: Your Welcome and I apologize for nothing! :-)

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 10:06 PM (e0Sq3)

239 Williamson carries on the National Review tone about how ignorant Trump is on all matters, and how stupid any supposed conservatives are that support him. He knocks Trump on China trade, claiming the $30B/month trade deficit is because Chinese are poor. And he hand waves the US manufacturing losses because we are actually producing a lot (though just now back to 2007 levels, and maybe not for long) ... even though the number of workers has dropped a lot. He talks of workers moving to the services sector, which he thinks is all high paid white collar, but we now employment gains have been grabbed up by foreign workers at the low end.

The myths of "free trade" are being exposed, and there is no good reason to enrich our enemies. We need to make deals that are good for US, not good for the corporate world that wants the cheap "slave" labor. Maybe if China had to pay a "living wage" their people would buy our goods ... but China is communist and we are empowering their oligarchs.

But the hate and disdain for Trump and his supporters that see a sea change, is dripping off all their posts I guess ... I only looked because it was linked here. So many on FOX as well just can't contain their contempt, but they love the "respected" RINOs that have sold us down the river.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 10, 2016 10:07 PM (5Gpe2)

240 A triple divorcee came into the personal-ads office one day complaining that she was still a virgin at 29 years old.

The editor raised her eyebrows. "How... on earth..."

"Well," the lady said, "my first husband was an obstetrician. He just wanted to feel. I got rid of him and married a big time movie director. He just wanted to watch.

"Then I took up with a Houston Texans fan. All he's ever said to me was 'wait until next year!'"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 10:07 PM (6FqZa)

241 "The lesson of South Africa, if widely known, will help to open American eyes. Here is the lesson, in a compelling and important book." Derbyshire
http://tinyurl.com/zn4n8k5

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 10, 2016 09:52 PM (5Gpe2)


I remember not so long ago when they had a race in South Africa between a pigeon and their broadband internet with a 4 GB file. The South African infrastructure had fallen so badly ... The pigeon won.

http://phys.org/news/2009-09-carrier-pigeon-faster-broadband-internet.html

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2016 10:07 PM (zc3Db)

242 @233

It never stopped the murderers in the hood

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 10:08 PM (voOPb)

243 Good evening everyone,

Enjoy Sherlock MisHum

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at January 10, 2016 10:08 PM (hipNa)

244
Fancy that, 10 Jan, and we had a thunderstorm WITH lightning.

In the Adirondacks.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 10, 2016 10:08 PM (jeCnD)

245 What do call a cross between an elephant and a rhinoceros?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 10, 2016 10:08 PM (/ciMI)

246 Donald Trump just got a yuuge endorsement... Phyllis Schlafly!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hqapnez

Posted by: Jesse Ventura at January 10, 2016 10:09 PM (0OG8D)

247 Bah! Off, suing-a-dead-guy-because-his-widow-is-defenseless sock!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 10, 2016 10:10 PM (0OG8D)

248 ElifIknow

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 10:10 PM (FkBIv)

249 148 >> So I became a doorman - best job I ever hd
>> Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

I understand there are a lot of openings in that field.
Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 10, 2016 09:28 PM (sOhww)

It can be a portal to great things.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 10, 2016 10:11 PM (kpqmD)

250 Read some bunny talking about the sex sessions ol' Hef has. Viagra-fueled, repetitive, despicable.



That's the truth of the "Playboy philosophy" taken to its illogical conclusions. That... and Cosby's seduction methods.



The classy life.

Posted by: mindful webworker - he's a played-out boy at January 10, 2016 09:33 PM (ACs5

I always laugh when some pro-slut feminist starts ranting about how men get to be playboys and get praise for it. The aging bachelor is always a joke in the end. Everyone understands it. Eventually, that lifestyle is revealed to be empty and soul-sucking.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 10:11 PM (fC9RO)

251 For the moment, I'm considering it a false-flag operation.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (EzgxV)

Which I need to charge my phone a bit to investigate. D'oh!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:11 PM (EzgxV)

252 Sound of Madness by Shinedown is a kickass song.

https://youtu.be/WGt-8adyabk?t=18s

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2016 10:11 PM (VdICR)

253 I think JJ Agrrahams bribed the theaters to inject tear gas into theaters at the point where Carrie Fisher appears.

*sniff

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 10, 2016 10:11 PM (AJ1u5)

254 joncelli

28 years for me on the 12th.,it is worth it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

255 2yo daughter: Daddy what is a Super Bowl?

Dad: I don't know, we are Vikings fans....

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 09:55 PM (HLUeE)

40yo daughter: yo Dad, what's a Super Bowl?

Dad: I don't know, we are Lions fans....

Posted by: Blano at January 10, 2016 10:12 PM (heN73)

256 What do call a cross between an elephant and a rhinoceros?


Sir?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2016 10:13 PM (1xUj/)

257 >>Just goes to show that Evil can wear a pretty face..
Posted by: BB Wolf

She has a really hideous portrait of herself in the attic.

Posted by: Aviator at January 10, 2016 10:16 PM (c7vUv)

258 Classic Liberals are no threat to the civilized social order, and can be reasoned with. To a point, you can even disagree and remain friends.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 10:06 PM (kKHcp)

*****

Yeah, I know. I guess I just miss the days when a reasoned conversation could be had and an occasional mind even changed via civil discourse.

I am not confident those days will return in my lifetime, if ever.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 10:17 PM (P+A3Q)

259 Too bad the Oregon protesters aren't wearing Purple shirts, and occupying a capitol building instead of a wildlife refuge.

Maybe they should chant their grievances, starting with: "Hey, ho......."
Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 10, 2016 08:57 PM (044Fx)


The purple shirts will not occupy the Oregon capitol building. They have a Dem supermajority and they hold all elected and appointed positions.

the only things they can't get done are the things they are incompetent at.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 10:18 PM (q2o38)

260
>>>What do call a cross between an elephant and a rhinoceros?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 10, 2016 10:08 PM (/ciMI)<<<

Wait... wait... I feel like I should know this.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at January 10, 2016 10:19 PM (H9MG5)

261 I never knew who Helen Mirren was until I saw Red.

Clearly the best way for me to ID clearly actresses is for them to use firearms.


Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 10:19 PM (q2o38)

262 I am not confident those days will return in my lifetime, if ever.

Besides the Athenaian Agora in 450 BC (give or take), I'm not sure there ever were such days.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 10, 2016 10:20 PM (6FqZa)

263 "The South African infrastructure had fallen so badly ... The pigeon won."

Why people think the Mandelas were wonderful, I don't know. Nelson figured out serving some comfortable time here was productive to the cause, but Winnie continued the tortures. Nelson was a commie party member, and though even whites voted him in as president, thinks reverted to warlord type status quickly, and the Russkies had a new friend. Whites live behind barbed wire, white farmers are still murdered off, and the new farmers can't farm.

But most of America swoons over the glorious victory of Mandela, victory of evil white people. But Obama's brother in Kenya wishes the whites had stayed there longer, to develop an economy more instead of the wars they have instead. good grief ... hard to believe they are just throwing Europe tot he wolves ... but is may be a done deal. We may be done too ... but we have guns and the rape gangs won't have it so easy.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 10, 2016 10:20 PM (5Gpe2)

264 I am not confident those days will return in my lifetime, if ever.
Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 10:17 PM (P+A3Q)

I guess that depends on how long you plan to live.

I won't see it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 10, 2016 10:21 PM (kKHcp)

265 I'm thinking that gunpowder boy is a stoner. One day there will be an item in the local paper, "Local man loses eyesight in bizarre experiment."

Really, even when my boyhood friends and I were doing such things we were more cautious. One would think that he would have found a way to make fuse by now. We had that figured out by age 10.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2016 10:21 PM (RrDm2)

266 211. For the moment, I'm considering it a false-flag operation.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (

Dude, seriously, you are uber paranoid. I was picking up takeout & posted while waiting for my order. And I was rigging on the Goldberg quote. Shit, maybe I should I just watch a movie, this does not bode well.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:21 PM (Vm8WO)

267 254 joncelli

28 years for me on the 12th.,it is worth it.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

Intellectually I know that's true but when I'm tired and stressed it sometimes becomes a struggle. Even almost 20 years later I miss the tension-relieving quality.

Posted by: joncelli at January 10, 2016 10:22 PM (1FhAQ)

268
ABC in 81 - Ted Knight in Too Close for Comfort


Fun Fact: The hot brunette daughter in TCFC was Deborah Van Valkenburgh, the hot brunette from the classic The Warriors.

http://tinyurl.com/jmnjqea

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 10, 2016 10:22 PM (kdS6q)

269 But most of America swoons over the glorious victory of Mandela,
-------------

Right. A murder rate which makes Chicago look safe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2016 10:23 PM (RrDm2)

270 HOOOOORDE

It's fucking cold. And everything is covered in a half inch of ice. I do not approve.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 10:23 PM (e+1S5)

271 Bebe! How are you doing, babe?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 10:24 PM (fC9RO)

272 That useless fucker gone yet?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 10, 2016 09:08 PM (z91zs)


I just showed up, dude.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 10:24 PM (q2o38)

273 268 Fun Fact: The hot brunette daughter in TCFC was Deborah Van Valkenburgh, the hot brunette from the classic The Warriors.
http://tinyurl.com/jmnjqea
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 10, 2016 10:22 PM (kdS6q)


The mustache is a turn-off. YMMV.

Posted by: Splunge at January 10, 2016 10:24 PM (iMxBJ)

274 WAIT...my point is I saw Jane Fonda there, looking very fine for what 75? She looked old-time Hollywood glamorous.
...sits back...sips wine...waits for fireworks...
Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 10:02 PM (o/90i)

Just goes to show that Evil can wear a pretty face..
Posted by: BB Wolf at January 10, 2016 10:06 PM

Yes, you know she looks like one of the Roman Emperor's wives who would sit in the stands and cruelly put someone to death.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 10:24 PM (o/90i)

275 #268: And the hot blonde daughter was Lydia Cornell, who, sadly, is a stinkin' commie. On the plus side, she took a shot at Ann Coulter like ten years ago and drew back a bloody stump.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at January 10, 2016 10:27 PM (0OG8D)

276 It's fucking cold. And everything is covered in a half inch of ice. I do not approve.
Posted by: DC
--------------

24 deg, here, last I looked, and gusty winds. Cat wanted to go out, took one look and was pawing at the door to get back in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2016 10:28 PM (RrDm2)

277 Frigging in the rigging?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 10:28 PM (DLIIY)

278
The Playboy Mansion is For Sale - The catch is that the buyer can't take possession until Hugh Hefner dies.




Go ahead and put a deposit down on the U-Haul. I gots this.

Posted by: Hillary!



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 10, 2016 10:28 PM (kdS6q)

279 The aging bachelor being a figure of pity is slowly changing.

As women become more and more "troublesome" and fewer and fewer men get married or remarry after a divorce, it doesn't have the stigma it once had.

In fact in some places and certain demographics it might even be admired or those in adverse situations are envious.

One thing that folks overlook is that certain types of people don't necessarily require company/companionship.

Especially if they started young for whatever social or economic reasons they were forced to accept the lack and were able to overcome any negative effects.

Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely.

And it's loneliness that is the killer emotionally.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 10, 2016 10:29 PM (Xo1Rt)

280 bebe!!!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 10:29 PM (uZNvH)

281 It's fucking cold. And everything is covered in a half inch of ice. I do not approve.
Posted by: DC in River City


A few weeks ago the AGW folks were pointing at the warmer than usual weather and crowing about evidence.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 10:29 PM (FkBIv)

282 At the first link, I found a link to this Fun article about the author's experience at a "Soul Camp" for adult babies.

www.weeklystandard.com/article/2000379

Yet, people mock Christians. Hilarious.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 10, 2016 10:30 PM (nIGPZ)

283 It will be a warmer winter than average and certainly more so than last year. At least in the eastern seaboard states.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 10, 2016 10:31 PM (Xo1Rt)

284 Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely.

And it's loneliness that is the killer emotionally.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 10, 2016 10:29 PM (Xo1Rt)

I call it retirement.

I have plenty of friends, but no girlfriend.

It's a trade-off, but the peace and quiet can't be beat.

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2016 10:32 PM (MQEz6)

285 4 y/o Daughter: Daddy, why do NFL owners (and Roger Goodell) look like they would drink the blood directly from living infants if it meant they would make more money?

Father: Because sometimes looks are NOT deceiving.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2016 10:33 PM (Dj0WE)

286
Deborah Van Valkenburgh

The mustache is a turn-off. YMMV.
Posted by: Splunge




Hey!

Posted by: Antony de Damato in a black Trans-Am - Exit 100A

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 10, 2016 10:34 PM (kdS6q)

287 Obama's inviting a syrian refugee to the SOTU. Because of course he is.

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 10:35 PM (GZ6Pf)

288 In my experience, the people that I know who have tossed out their religion did it for one reason: they're just too cool for it. They ditched it and started giggling the phrase "flying spaghetti monster" like they were moving from MySpace to facebook.

It's fashion. It was done with a sales pitch.

Good luck with that, cool people.

Posted by: RKae at January 10, 2016 10:36 PM (Wt4BP)

289 The aging bachelor being a figure of pity is slowly changing.

As women become more and more "troublesome" and fewer and fewer men get married or remarry after a divorce, it doesn't have the stigma it once had.

In fact in some places and certain demographics it might even be admired or those in adverse situations are envious.

One thing that folks overlook is that certain types of people don't necessarily require company/companionship.

Especially if they started young for whatever social or economic reasons they were forced to accept the lack and were able to overcome any negative effects.

Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely.

And it's loneliness that is the killer emotionally.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 10, 2016 10:29 PM (Xo1Rt)


After my wife died I went through a string of disastrous relationships. The worst part is, my daughter would become attached to these women, and then they were gone.


I was convinced I was being punished by these women for crimes their exes committed.


At some point I stopped putting myself in that position. I still have many female friends, and some of them I will cherish until they day I die. The ones with husbands though, go home to their husbands, the ones who are single are generally single for a reason, and I maintain peace in my life.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2016 10:37 PM (Dj0WE)

290 271 Bebe! How are you doing, babe?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2

Alex! Craptastic day, working on Bar Assoc complaint against the probate lawyer. Uncle Pat encouraged me to proceed through Gushie. I'm trying to put it to bed for the new year. But I could have some big news job wise soon. Keep your fingers crossed. How goes your job search?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:37 PM (Vm8WO)

291 deg, here, last I looked, and gusty winds. Cat wanted to go out, took one look and was pawing at the door to get back in.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 10, 2016 10:28 PM

We've let the cat in here for the last time tonight. One more time for each of the dogs before bed. It's getting to zero tonight.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 10:38 PM (o/90i)

292 Holy shit. 820???

Hooooorde!

How goes it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2016 10:38 PM (GEICT)

293 Chemmie!!!!! Got a good hello Kitteh link to start the week?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:39 PM (Vm8WO)

294 266
211. For the moment, I'm considering it a false-flag operation.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:04 PM (



Dude, seriously, you are uber paranoid. I was picking up takeout
posted while waiting for my order. And I was rigging on the
Goldberg quote. Shit, maybe I should I just watch a movie, this does
not bode well.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:21 PM (Vm8WO)


25 years in accounting+auditing, with a fun run-in with a cyberstalker last year on this blog and I'm suspicious.....go figure. And, BTW, I can't rule out a false-flag operation going the other way -- where he contacts someone I know and insults the hell out of 'em. After all, he had possession of my inbox and addressbook for a few days (fortunately only the one on my ISP, and not the one on my HD) -- and, furthermore, used it to contact my ex-boss and discuss golf.
I'm not even in a particularly bad mood -- but stuff comes in that I don't parse, it gets quarantined.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)

295 >>Obama's inviting a syrian refugee to the SOTU.

Maybe he will sexually assault Mooch.

Posted by: Aviator at January 10, 2016 10:41 PM (c7vUv)

296 Oh shit, bebe's in the house?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2016 10:41 PM (GEICT)

297 "It's fashion. It was done with a sales pitch.

Good luck with that, cool people."

It's often embraced by people who aren't very smart but think that they are. That's not to say that there aren't any intelligent atheists, just that belief in God is not a reflection of intelligence.

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 10:42 PM (GZ6Pf)

298 RKae @ 288
Um, I guess we'll just agree to disagree on this one.
My experience says that there is a defining moment in one's life that causes the crisis/lapse/end of faith.

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 10:43 PM (gQfxF)

299 DC! BC!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:43 PM (Vm8WO)

300 >>Obama's inviting a syrian refugee to the SOTU.

Please don't seat us together.

Posted by: Achmeds Goat at January 10, 2016 10:43 PM (c7vUv)

301 >>>A few weeks ago the AGW folks were pointing at the warmer than usual weather and crowing about evidence.

WEATHER ISNT CLIMATE (except when it's warmer than usual)

Those fucking assholes make me want to cook a bald eagle over a styrofoam fire. Joke stolen from either AtC or Iowahawk.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 10:44 PM (e+1S5)

302 295 >>Obama's inviting a syrian refugee to the SOTU.

Maybe he will sexually assault Mooch.
Posted by: Aviator at January 10, 2016 10:41 PM (c7vUv)

Not if he values his testicles.

Posted by: joncelli at January 10, 2016 10:44 PM (1FhAQ)

303 How the hell is the left coast, bebe? Any trips to the house of mouse lately?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2016 10:45 PM (GEICT)

304 Eventually, that lifestyle is revealed to be empty and soul-sucking.

Can't imagine how bad it would be if there weren't any women involved! Oh, wait- yes I can.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2016 10:45 PM (J3phO)

305 In my experience, the people that I know who have tossed out their religion did it for one reason: they're just too cool for it. They ditched it and started giggling the phrase "flying spaghetti monster" like they were moving from MySpace to facebook.

It's fashion. It was done with a sales pitch.

Good luck with that, cool people.
Posted by: RKae at January 10, 2016 10:36 PM (Wt4BP)

*******

Sorry, I can not go with that. The religion I was raised within left me, at least within the geographic areas I now inhabit.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 10:45 PM (dt+4+)

306 This is his last SOTU.

*drink!*

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (MQEz6)

307 Those fucking assholes make me want to cook a bald eagle over a styrofoam fire. Joke stolen from either AtC or Iowahawk.
Posted by: DC
---------------

Actually, one could pick up a fresh kill and roast it over a burning wind generator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (yddCj)

308 Maybe he will sexually assault Mooch.

Say what you will, a dainty little goat she is not.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (J3phO)

309 Hey everybody.

Love those 1981 commercials, especially the one for Participation Fitness. (Ah, for the days when women would wear actual old-fashioned tights to work out...)

One commercial I like right now is the one below. It's for the too-PC Planet Fitness, but still funny IMHO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i21dtnWWIl8

Although if I were directing, the key would have been attached to a 90-pound barbell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (ntObR)

310 Uh, this sounds bad:

"$CNH liquidity crisis- Hong Kong's yuan overnight HIBOR jumps record 939bps to 13.4%. HKMA's RMB scheme unraveling. "

Posted by: Thrawn at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (s87AC)

311 Bebe! Long time, no grope.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (e+1S5)

312 Alex! Craptastic day, working on Bar Assoc
complaint against the probate lawyer. Uncle Pat encouraged me to
proceed through Gushie. I'm trying to put it to bed for the new year.
But I could have some big news job wise soon. Keep your fingers
crossed. How goes your job search?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:37 PM (Vm8WO)


I'll keep my fingers crossed. The job search is going on the back burner for a bit. I've got a few lines thrown out and if any of them get a bite then I'll be happy, but I survived this round of layoffs so I'm going to focus the next few months on projects to buff up my resume and get my house in El Paso sold. Once that's done I'll be in a position to pay off the last of my debt, and that will leave me free to see what my options are.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (fC9RO)

313 3-D printed trilobites:

http://gizmodo.com/these-3d-printed-trilobites-are-absolutely-stunning-1752002868

I'd like to have a live one, but my cats would probably eat it.
Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2016 08:38 PM (sdi6R)


Wow. I have two museum-quality specimens (from Stones and Bones) and gave my brother another museum-quality fossil for Christmas. I would love to have a 3-D printed trilobite.

High-quality Trilobite fossils are cheap and plentiful (otherwise, I couldn't afford them), and some aficionados have collected many hundreds without repeating a single species.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (dPpmC)

314 Sorry, I can not go with that. The religion I was raised within left me, at least within the geographic areas I now inhabit.
Posted by: Tim in GA
---------------------

Hmm. Southern Methodist, or Southern Baptist.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (yddCj)

315 311 Bebe! Long time, no grope.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (e+1S5)

What's the German, infidel words for "grope the infidel dog"?

Posted by: A German Migrant, in due to courtesy of "Mutti" Merkel. at January 10, 2016 10:49 PM (s87AC)

316 293
Chemmie!!!!! Got a good hello Kitteh link to start the week?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:39 PM (Vm8WO)

good luck on the job hunt!
Here is a link for you
http://tinyurl.com/2ar5s5

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 10:49 PM (uZNvH)

317 Bebe! Long time, no grope.
Posted by: DC
------------

I think I can say that in sign language.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at January 10, 2016 10:50 PM (yddCj)

318 313 3-D printed trilobites:

http://gizmodo.com/these-3d-printed-trilobites-are-absolutely-stunning-1752002868

I'd like to have a live one, but my cats would probably eat it.
Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2016 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

Wow. I have two museum-quality specimens (from Stones and Bones) and gave my brother another museum-quality fossil for Christmas. I would love to have a 3-D printed trilobite.

High-quality Trilobite fossils are cheap and plentiful (otherwise, I couldn't afford them), and some aficionados have collected many hundreds without repeating a single species.
Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (dPpmC)


Maybe in a few decades we will be able to make living organisms that are a good approximation of a genuine Trilobite.

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2016 10:50 PM (MQEz6)

319 >>This is his last SOTU.

Hahaha.
You're right. Starting next next year I'm going to throw up some styrofoam columns and give the State of The Universe.

Posted by: Barry at January 10, 2016 10:51 PM (c7vUv)

320 Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)


whoa, hope everything is cool now?

that is freeky

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 10:51 PM (HLUeE)

321 But Obama's brother in Kenya wishes the whites had stayed there longer, to develop an economy more instead of the wars they have instead. good grief ...

After Zim Bob threw them out, many white farmers were invited to Zaire & given 99 year leases for the purpose of building up the agribusiness infrastructure ...

Posted by: Adriane the Occupational Critic ... at January 10, 2016 10:51 PM (AoK0a)

322 >>>In my experience, the people that I know who have tossed out their religion did it for one reason: they're just too cool for it. They ditched it and started giggling the phrase "flying spaghetti monster" like they were moving from MySpace to facebook.


Well, I'm sorry to not fit that nice little stereotype. I'm no longer a believer, but still respect people of faith. I'm not an atheist, because that too requires faith.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 10:52 PM (e+1S5)

323
310
Uh, this sounds bad:



"$CNH liquidity crisis- Hong Kong's yuan overnight HIBOR jumps record 939bps to 13.4%. HKMA's RMB scheme unraveling. "

Posted by: Thrawn at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (s87AC)
-------------------------------------------------------------Sounds grave. Can you translate for HK illiterates?

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 10:52 PM (aUQgu)

324 Hello from Uganda. My new word--Muzungu, which means white guy. More correctly means person walking quickly with no where to go.
So far heard from the mouths of children, smiling children.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 10:54 PM (Nnsdf)

325 287
Obama's inviting a syrian refugee to the SOTU. Because of course he is.

Posted by: Lauren at January 10, 2016 10:35 PM (GZ6Pf)


Might I say outright that it would be perfectly appropriate for said refugee to be a rectal assassin a la Prince Muhammad bin Nayef al-Saud in 2009. It would be the most ironic culmination of the ongoing clusterfuck of this Administration's foreign policy, ever.....and, no matter how I dislike this Administration's policies, I would hope that any such attack would cause as little damage as the attack on the Prince.

'Cause then I could laugh hysterically for a month or so with a totally clear conscience.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:54 PM (EzgxV)

326 Northernlurker glad you arrived safely!!!! So what is it like in Uganda?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 10:54 PM (uZNvH)

327 DC in River City at January 10, 2016 10:52 PM (e+1S5)

You didn't see her face, in other words ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at January 10, 2016 10:54 PM (AoK0a)

328 303 How the hell is the left coast, bebe? Any trips to the house of mouse lately?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 10, 2016 10:45 PM (GEICT)

Been a couple weeks. I wanted to go this weekend before they ruin it & make Star Wars land instead of Disney but real life got in the way. Walt must be spinning in his grave. Star Wars land does not belong in the magic kingdom. Wtf, put another star wars ride in tomorrowland assholes. The rumors say they're going to chop so much of the rivers of America that they want be able to run the mark twain & Columbia at the same time

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:55 PM (Vm8WO)

329
324 Hello from Uganda. My new word--Muzungu, which means white guy. More correctly means person walking quickly with no where to go.
So far heard from the mouths of children, smiling children.
Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 10:54 PM (Nnsdf)

Nice to hear from you, bro.

Hope you are having fun.

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2016 10:55 PM (MQEz6)

330 If the Syrian says he wants to do Obama doggie-style, will that be treated as a death threat?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 10:56 PM (DLIIY)

331 If the Syrian says he wants to do Obama doggie-style, will that be treated as a death threat?


i dunno. But he should be polite and bring his own dishes and silverware ...

Posted by: Adriane the Etiquette Critic ... at January 10, 2016 10:57 PM (AoK0a)

332 Bring the Syrian to the SOTU, remind every one what real rape culture looks like

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 10:57 PM (HLUeE)

333 Obama inviting a muslim as a special guest to his STFU address makes me vomit. When are we going to stand up and say enough you bastard. Enuf already. FU

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 10:57 PM (aUQgu)

334 Any recorded verfied accounts of a Moosleem sexually assaulting a Klingon?

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2016 10:58 PM (MQEz6)

335 Northern lurker @ 324
Thanks for the update (that made me smile).Have fun, be safe.

Posted by: Chi at January 10, 2016 10:59 PM (gQfxF)

336 Hmm. Southern Methodist, or Southern Baptist.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (yddCj)

****

No, I was raised Catholic, in Chicago. Became over it at a Wedding in Prattville, AL. There was a choice of whether or not to offer Communion to non Catholics by the local Priest.

He declined, and so did I. This was simply the final straw, not the entire catalyst by any stretch.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 10, 2016 10:59 PM (P+A3Q)

337 311 Bebe! Long time, no grope.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM

No worries, Grimmy got a grope for Christmas so I'm covered!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:59 PM (Vm8WO)

338 Chemjeff: the flight was exhausting but so far Uganda has been great. I haven't seen a mosquito yet.
The traffic is bizarre, that's all I can say--bizarre. I'm not even sure there are traffic suggestions around here.
Every you see bogo-bogos, motorcycles with anywhere from one to three passengers weaving in and out of traffic.
It is pure chaos.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 10:59 PM (Nnsdf)

339 Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 10:18 PM

Yeah, I made a lame attempt at sarc.

I pray for the Hammonds.

According to the MFM (bastards), it's all about the Bundy's and some (handy bogey-men) "militia"-- when it's only all about the effing gov't and their land-grabs... grr.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at January 10, 2016 11:00 PM (044Fx)

340 Don't forget the empty chair in "the first lady's box" to commemorate dead victims of gun violence.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:01 PM (FkBIv)

341 'Cause then I could laugh hysterically for a month or so with a totally clear conscience.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:54 PM (EzgxV)


I'd laugh more if the attack caused as much damage and as much pain as possible - with a totally clear conscience.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2016 11:01 PM (zc3Db)

342
340 Don't forget the empty chair in "the first lady's box" to commemorate dead victims of gun violence.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:01 PM (FkBIv)

It just equates to more Trump votes.

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2016 11:02 PM (MQEz6)

343 312Once that's done I'll be in a position to pay off the last of my debt, and that will leave me free to see what my options are.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 10:47 PM (fC9RO)

Good. Just remember we'd all love to have you as a neighbor.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:02 PM (Vm8WO)

344 Oh and the vans that serve as taxis have cow-catchers in front and are covered with dents, which seems kind of telling.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 11:02 PM (Nnsdf)

345 Will Sean Penn have a seat at the SOTU?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:04 PM (FkBIv)

346 King Arthur might have risen to power in a struggle to provide food for Britons after a cataclysmic volcanic eruption altered the global climate.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbqemmk

But Mankind causes Climate Change...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2016 11:04 PM (tnJs5)

347 Whatever happened to the guy who called the One a liar at his first SOTU?
Bring the dude back and have him say it again.

Posted by: ALH at January 10, 2016 11:05 PM (Z56vq)

348 I've got to shower and get on with my day.
Great early morning thread Maet.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 11:05 PM (Nnsdf)

349 Will Sean Penn have a seat at the SOTU?
It depends if the Cartel gets to him first.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 11:07 PM (DLIIY)

350 aparently they are sold out of Pepper spray and all other defensive type sprays in Germany today

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 11:07 PM (HLUeE)

351 I'm simply heartbroken that Barry is taking the Symbian to the SOTU, instead of me!

*sobs!*

Posted by: Reggie Love-less at January 10, 2016 11:07 PM (McRlu)

352 Be safe Northernlurker! Be careful around all that traffic

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 11:07 PM (uZNvH)

353 Bring the Syrian to the SOTU, remind every one what real rape culture looks like
Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 10:57 PM

Not looking so good after "refugee" rapes in Europe, if anyone is paying attention.

Unfortunately the US Media is not paying attention.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 11:07 PM (o/90i)

354 Don't forget the empty chair in "the first lady's box" to commemorate dead victims of gun violence.

-
Empty chair in the box. Empty suit behind the Mike.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 11:08 PM (Nwg0u)

355 Nice link chemmie. I think DC should get one for Princess.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:08 PM (Vm8WO)

356 "white farmers were invited to Zaire"

I hadn't heard that ... cool. Wonder how it's going. Lots of the world wants American farmers ... infrastructure and corruption is the problem it seems. Takes a big commitment from the farmer, and if government is going to just steal from him in time, it's a bad deal. But America is turning third world too ... so many things could start falling apart that used to work. imo

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 10, 2016 11:09 PM (5Gpe2)

357 310 Uh, this sounds bad:

"$CNH liquidity crisis- Hong Kong's yuan overnight HIBOR jumps record 939bps to 13.4%. HKMA's RMB scheme unraveling. "
Posted by: Thrawn at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (s87AC)

Could you translate that for us non finance types?

Posted by: joncelli at January 10, 2016 11:09 PM (1FhAQ)

358 To keep droning on. I saw some dresses being sold at a road side stand that, are, lets say shaped differently than they are in North America.

How can I say it, umm, they are designed to accommodate booty.

The sight made me chuckle.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 11:09 PM (Nnsdf)

359
347
Whatever happened to the guy who called the One a liar at his first SOTU?

Bring the dude back and have him say it again.

Posted by: ALH at January 10, 2016 11:05 PM (Z56vq)
========
Joe Wilson- South Carolina
(He's been pounded into dirt)

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:09 PM (aUQgu)

360 Could you translate that for us non finance types?
We do sex to you!

Posted by: chinese government at January 10, 2016 11:11 PM (DLIIY)

361
320
Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)





whoa, hope everything is cool now?



that is freeky

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 10:51 PM (HLUeE)


I said at the time (late May) that it would easily take a year and several thousand dollars to get things right -- meaning not only that the minimal damage directly caused by Ira was "healed", but also that I was "up-armored" to where I could reasonably believe it wouldn't happen again. Healed is doing ok, up-armored......

I know everyone hasn't looked at their routers since they put 'em in, but go to your manufacturer's website and look for firmware updates -- you're probably 4+ updates behind. And look at the release notes or changelog that show what security weaknesses were fixed with each update. Note that the weaknesses with examples of how to exploit them were disclosed when the update was released. Now figure than any asshole can go driving around your neighborhood, attempting each exploit from major router manufacturers as disclosed in their update information, without even getting out of their car.


And this is all over everything. You harden the computers, the routers are crap; you harden the routers, your ISP can get hacked; you think you're using good crypto, the NSA's got a back-door; you think you're using the best for SSL, the program "falls-back" to stuff that is known to be blown if the good stuff doesn't work....I've got a buddy who is working at Apple who didn't know MD5 could get upended in less than an hour until I sent him a link to the article.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 11:12 PM (EzgxV)

362 346 King Arthur might have risen to power in a struggle to provide food for Britons after a cataclysmic volcanic eruption altered the global climate.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbqemmk

But Mankind causes Climate Change...
Posted by: Anna Puma



Well duh, KOCH BROTHERS and there Climate Change Volcano Disrupter plus the Time Machine did it.

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 11:12 PM (e0Sq3)

363 they are sold out of Pepper spray and all other defensive type sprays in Germany today

Volkswagen should offer to convert a factory for the production of a replacement spray consisting of sulphur, and call it fartferhooligan

Posted by: derit at January 10, 2016 11:13 PM (jT+gh)

364 Hey y'all.

Posted by: SMFH at January 10, 2016 11:15 PM (ahx2/)

365 *waves to SMFH*

42,500+ words. And the corporate in-fighting is getting interesting.

Hope you are doing well.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2016 11:16 PM (tnJs5)

366 SMFH!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:16 PM (Vm8WO)

367 360
Could you translate that for us non finance types?

We do sex to you!

Posted by: chinese government at January 10, 2016 11:11 PM (DLIIY)
===========================
So, andy. Would you spell out the financials for us unfortunate HK illiterates? When you find the time.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:17 PM (aUQgu)

368 "$CNH liquidity crisis- Hong Kong's yuan overnight HIBOR jumps record 939bps to 13.4%. HKMA's RMB scheme unraveling. "

There are scary charts over at ZeroHedge. They have either big arrows up or big arrows down. One has "WTF on it.

I find that scary.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:17 PM (9JJgN)

369 I'm doing ok, Anna, thanks.

Hey bebe. How's life?

Posted by: SMFH at January 10, 2016 11:18 PM (ahx2/)

370 Grrrr, copy/paste no worky again. I'll just spew my mindthoughts without context.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 11:19 PM (e+1S5)

371 There are scary charts over at ZeroHedge.

Are there ever NOT scary charts there?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:19 PM (FkBIv)

372 369 Hey bebe. How's life?
Posted by: SMFH at January 10, 2016 11:18 PM (

Eh, been better been worse. How you doing?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:19 PM (Vm8WO)

373
No worries, Grimmy got a grope for Christmas so I'm covered!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 10:59 PM (Vm8WO)


I really need to spend the holidays with you all. I spent Christmas driving a couple thousand miles.

And I know you guys would. Right now if things go as I hope, I'd basically be trying to decide to take a job in Germany, or graduate school out your way.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 11:19 PM (fC9RO)

374 Evenin, Miss SMFH.

Stayin' warm in this balmy Texas weather, I trust?

Big fat furry tomcat doing his job keeping my lap warm, and a splash of bourbon to keep my insides warm.

I'd credit some warmth to Teh Horde, but that usually seems more like kind of a burning sensation.

*heh*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 10, 2016 11:19 PM (McRlu)

375 Son tells me that Michigan Tech had developed a 3D printer that works metal. It was only a matter of time. Two of our Sons are MTU Grads. There was very little PC crap there.

Posted by: CMU VET at January 10, 2016 11:20 PM (ejB0r)

376 wow Anna Puma that is awesome

Posted by: chemjeff at January 10, 2016 11:20 PM (uZNvH)

377 368

Arrows. Up. Down. Scary. ZeroHedge.

Understood.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:20 PM (aUQgu)

378 338
Chemjeff: the flight was exhausting but so far Uganda has been great. I haven't seen a mosquito yet.

The traffic is bizarre, that's all I can say--bizarre. I'm not even sure there are traffic suggestions around here.

Every you see bogo-bogos, motorcycles with anywhere from one to three passengers weaving in and out of traffic.

It is pure chaos.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 10:59 PM (Nnsdf)


Anything like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbZ-GZQW-m4 ?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

379 He was fairly confident that different types of music aroused different kinds of emotions/thoughts across cultures and as a consequence that there could be a moral component to music beyond lyrics.

-
So a guy who thinks the Muslim call to prayer could be a narcissistic sociopath?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 11:21 PM (Nwg0u)

380 Don't me ask me why but I've been over on Salon this evening trying to explain to the astute "community" there why mass sexual assaults are a bad thing.

They don't even know about the #Rapefugees, and when I gave them links they still poohed poohed it as no biggie. They really do seem to think think that molesting women is ok if it's done by someone on their team, and yes I do make a Clinton and Kennedy connection to that.

I've has enough internet for this evening, although it's nice to be over here with the smart people for a bit.

Posted by: stace at January 10, 2016 11:22 PM (CoX6k)

381 Bebe, my girl will not be shooting any commie styled weapons. Mosins don't count, cause they predate the commies.

The Hello Kitty AR will make a fine 12th birthday present, I think.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 11:22 PM (e+1S5)

382 373 Right now if things go as I hope, I'd basically be trying to decide to take a job in Germany, or graduate school out your way.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 11:19 PM

Germany now????! NICHT!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:22 PM (Vm8WO)

383 Death by bogo-bogo.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:23 PM (FkBIv)

384 There are scary charts over at ZeroHedge.



Are there ever NOT scary charts there?
---

OK, well, you have me there. Point to you Sir.

However, the top chart which is the Overnight HIBOR, does have a WTF on it, which does seem a bit uncommon for the site.

There's also 8 pages of comments I don't necessarily understand.

/I think I'm just going to stay here. In the bunker. With my cat...

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:24 PM (9JJgN)

385 364
Hey y'all.

Posted by: SMFH at January 10, 2016 11:15 PM (ahx2/)


Howdy, howdy!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 11:24 PM (EzgxV)

386 You will never ever see people securing their home network to any degree. They think they are good if they have a wifi password. And we still can't get folks to use a decent email password.

Most people simply aren't interested in learning the technical stuff. I don't see that changing. And while it's convenient, the idea of streaming movies or radio is really a crazy notion when you think of it. When we have an outage, I routinely get people upset because they can't do online banking.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:25 PM (Lqy/e)

387 381The Hello Kitty AR will make a fine 12th birthday present, I think.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 11:22 PM

When does she get her red Ryder BB gun? Daddy got me a pellet gun for Christmas when I was 8 or 9

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:25 PM (Vm8WO)

388 No andy. Mr Wu! Mr. Wu!
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jblubqf

Posted by: chinese government at January 10, 2016 11:25 PM (DLIIY)

389 I think I'm just going to stay here. In the bunker. With my cat...
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD


Send the cat out on scouting missions.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:26 PM (FkBIv)

390 Don't forget the empty chair in "the first lady's box" to commemorate dead victims of gun violence.
---
Question for your liberal friends when they mention this: Why isn't there a box for all of the people that Bammy personally ordered to be murdered overseas via drone? Where are THEIR empty seats?

BTW, pretty sure George W. did not order assignations via drone. Just sayin'

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:26 PM (9JJgN)

391 Doing ok, bebe.

Hey Jim. Have plenty of blankets (and a kitten) to keep things warm. Will be glad when it warms up some.

Might want to get that burning sensation checked out...

Posted by: SMFH at January 10, 2016 11:26 PM (ahx2/)

392 Could you translate that for us non finance types?

-
Imagine the global economy as a snowball. Now imagine the current economic conditions as hell.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 11:26 PM (Nwg0u)

393 Heya cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at January 10, 2016 11:27 PM (ahx2/)

394 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address. Is there anything he has done which could remotely be considered traditional?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM (FkBIv)

395 Imagine the global economy as a snowball. Now imagine the current economic conditions as hell.

-
And go long on cannibal futures.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM (Nwg0u)

396 Can't wait to not watch that.

Posted by: SMFH at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM (ahx2/)

397 386 Most people simply aren't interested in learning the technical stuff. I don't see that changing.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:25 PM

I'd be a lot more interested if someone explained what needed to be done in plain English instead of techie-ese. Maybe someone should do a weekend thread on it.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:30 PM (Vm8WO)

398 BTW, pretty sure George W. did not order assignations via drone. Just sayin'
I don't think drones existed during Clinton's presidency.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2016 11:30 PM (DLIIY)

399 Having cat. Good. Hear much better than me.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:30 PM (aUQgu)

400 hey, my routers has and 'auto up-date firmware' button that is set to yes, so

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 11:31 PM (HLUeE)

401 The charts probably explain why they were saying soothing things on the Sunday morning show on CBS. They reminded folks that you are in it for the long haul and need to ride it out. I will again be pulling out money to pay property taxes so no worries. I just want things to hold up long enough to sell this house and figure out how to get DNR off our backs.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:31 PM (Lqy/e)

402 Posted by: Northernlurker at January 10, 2016 10:54 PM (Nnsdf)

Hi Northern lurker, I hope you are having a fruitful and fun missions trip.

A British guy in my church went on a missions trip to Uganda, met a nice young lady from Rwanda, and the rest, as they say, is history.

They got married and after a too long wait for him, she was able to move here. She's delightful.

But you're probably married, right?

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 10, 2016 11:32 PM (Pby3z)

403 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a
"non-traditional" state of the union address. Is there anything he has
done which could remotely be considered traditional?


Great, he's going to deliver the speech via interpretive dance, isn't he?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 10, 2016 11:32 PM (YJmuy)

404 394 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM

Oh goody. Announcing he's going full Marxist totalitarian retard?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:32 PM (Vm8WO)

405 They don't even know about the #Rapefugees, and when I gave them links they still poohed poohed it as no biggie

.........................

reality, like physics is a bitch

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 11:33 PM (HLUeE)

406 hey, my routers has and 'auto up-date firmware' button that is set to yes, so
Posted by: jake


Does it connect to a server in Pyongyang?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:33 PM (FkBIv)

407 And that, Bebe, is what I do for a living. I don't explain it well enough for the "network administrators" out there but I can walk 80 year old ladies through this stuff b

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:34 PM (Lqy/e)

408 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM [/]

Oh goody. Announcing he's going full Marxist totalitarian retard?

again?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 10, 2016 11:34 PM (7RXcs)

409
404 394 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM

Oh goody. Announcing he's going full Marxist totalitarian retard?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:32 PM (Vm8WO)

Prayer rug facing Mecca.

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2016 11:34 PM (MQEz6)

410 oh shit

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 10, 2016 11:35 PM (7RXcs)

411 What if Obama held SOTU address and nobody came?

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:35 PM (aUQgu)

412 The charts probably explain why they were saying soothing things on the Sunday morning show on CBS. They reminded folks that you are in it for the long haul and need to ride it out.

How many centuries are they talking about?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:36 PM (FkBIv)

413 Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address

Good, his "jump the shark" moment.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2016 11:36 PM (J3phO)

414 Except Sheila Jackson Lee

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:36 PM (aUQgu)

415 It must be nice knowing the only things there are to fear and hate are those that are set before you by the MFM.

So placid, so calm, and your screaming frenzies can be scheduled.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 10, 2016 11:36 PM (q2o38)

416 Prayer rug facing Mecca.

or rape. mostly rape

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 10, 2016 11:36 PM (7RXcs)

417 386
You will never ever see people securing their home network to any
degree. They think they are good if they have a wifi password. And we
still can't get folks to use a decent email password.



Most people simply aren't interested in learning the technical
stuff. I don't see that changing. And while it's convenient, the idea of
streaming movies or radio is really a crazy notion when you think of
it. When we have an outage, I routinely get people upset because they
can't do online banking.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:25 PM (Lqy/e)


On the good side of things, Schwab decided to get serious about online security -- they've got an internet token -- a little widget that kicks down semi-random six-digit numbers that are synchronized to Schwab. You log onto Schwab with your "loginID" and "password+token" -- for instance, if your login is "cthulhu" and your password is "sleeps" and your token says 123456, you'd log-in saying "cthulhu" with "sleeps123456" as the password. Five minutes from now, the password might be "sleeps654321". Even if you have been tagged with a keylogger, the second person to try to use the token no-workey (and throws a flag).....and if you try tomorrow, it'll be a totally different number.

It's request-only, but I'm really liking it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 11:37 PM (EzgxV)

418 Forehead rug burn.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:37 PM (FkBIv)

419 Watched about half of The Day the Earth Stood Still tonight. (The original.) Have seen it so often, I have it all basically memorized. So I thought. But, we started watching it and...

you know what I realized? Klaatu is an impatient, demanding, arrogant a$$hole. Probably a Democrat.

Posted by: mindful webworker - klaatu baracka nicotine at January 10, 2016 11:38 PM (ACs58)

420 350 aparently they are sold out of Pepper spray and all other defensive type sprays in Germany today
Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 11:07 PM (HLUeE)

Germans have been quietly stocking up on weapons for the past few months.

http://tinyurl.com/pz77bkd

*This was on the sidebar a few weeks ago.*

Posted by: Thrawn at January 10, 2016 11:38 PM (s87AC)

421 And to let you know the extent of the problem.. We enable remote management a lot, especially on test routers. It lets us see if there's something on a home network causing the "slowness". We have young techs that haven't learned how important it is to change the router password from the defaults. So we have a problem now with those routers getting redirected to Chinese sites. It's not as bad as that virus that infected Linksys routers last year. But it's a problem we should have prevented.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:38 PM (Lqy/e)

422 Ok so what have I missed?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 11:39 PM (voOPb)

423 394 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address.


He's going to pull his dick out and slap all his REAL enemies in there faces (enemies = those who do not acknowledge his god-king status). The Dems will masturbate and the MSM will celebrate it as the greatest SOTU address ever and have orgasms for weeks. The GOP will sit silently by and then say this isn't the Hill to die on.

I'll be at work and hoping the TV is on Hockey. I'll even watch the f'ing Washington Wizards and I don't give a flip about the NBA.

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 11:40 PM (e0Sq3)

424 there is a Christian Church is Boise that has to be almost all immigrants from Africa.

All the men have suits on, the boys white shirts and a tie, an the ladies all have one those crazy floral print dresses on with a matching floral print hair covering.

No a mu-mu type dress but a form fit dress.

nobody is fat, those ladies look awesome.

drove by the Church today actually.

it is kinda bad ass.

Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 11:40 PM (HLUeE)

425 Germany now????! NICHT!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:22 PM (Vm8WO)


Yup. There are a couple of opportunities that would be very interesting and good for me. Plus, I'm still young and single so it's the best time to do something like that.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 11:40 PM (fC9RO)

426 Non-traditional?

Gaylord's going to finally start banging a shoe on the podium while yelling at people to let him be clear?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2016 11:41 PM (tnJs5)

427 I've used those internet tokens before. We used to have those for vpn access.

And don't get me started about folks that shouldn't use voip. It makes money for the company but it's not like having a landline.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:41 PM (Lqy/e)

428 421

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:38 PM (Lqy/e)

Seems like what we used to call a 'mission critical' issue. Just saying,

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:41 PM (aUQgu)

429 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address
---
*coughs*


Posted by: #presidentforlife at January 10, 2016 11:42 PM (ZbV+0)

430 Non-traditional?

Let me guess, he is going to come out and just slam the USA & the good things this country stands for. You think a congressman yelling out you lie was big. You ain't seen nothing yet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 11:43 PM (voOPb)

431 "Non-traditional" probably means that the asshole is going to have some puppet come up and speak, or do a hip-hop duo or some shit like that.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2016 11:44 PM (fC9RO)

432 429
The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address
---
*coughs*




Posted by: #presidentforlife at January 10, 2016 11:42 PM
xxxx

EXACTLY what I thought.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:45 PM (9JJgN)

433 He's going to use his last (hopefully) SOTU to audition for UN General Secretary. He will look scornfully at America for not embracing his god-king benevolence. He will then bash Israel. He'll be a shoe in then for UN Gen Sec.

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 10, 2016 11:46 PM (e0Sq3)

434 "non-traditional" state of the union

Good evening ladies and germs.

I just flew in from Hawaii and boy are my arms tired.

Take my wife. Please!

Is that a fly on my face or am I glad to see ya?

Nyuk nyuk nyuk. (snaps fingers and plonks cheek a la Curly)

You know what, I get no respect.... just last week, Reggie left me for Donald Trump.

Ba dump bump

Thenk yew, thenk yoou. I'll be here all year.

Be sure to try your waitress and tip the veal.

Now for my imitation of Vaughn Meader as Rich Little...

Posted by: mindful webworker - kenyan komedy klub at January 10, 2016 11:46 PM (ACs58)

435 I've used those internet tokens before. We used to have those for vpn access.

Used to use one of those.

http://www.tokenguard.com/images/tokens/SID700.gif

That was an actual physical device. I think he was talking about a software thing. Not sure


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:47 PM (FkBIv)

436 427 And don't get me started about folks that shouldn't use voip. It makes money for the company but it's not like having a landline.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:41 PM

Yep. Earthquake country. Still have a landline.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:48 PM (Vm8WO)

437 >>>When does she get her red Ryder BB gun? Daddy got me a pellet gun for Christmas when I was 8 or 9

Probably around that age. I've got a single shot pellet rifle that will be a very effective training tool. She's already showing interest. The other night, she woke me up at 0200 saying "daddy, I think there's a monster, can you kill it? It's really big, so you might need your gun"

Turns out it was a chair, so the piece wasn't needed.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 11:48 PM (e+1S5)

438 $CNH liquidity crisis- Hong Kong's yuan overnight HIBOR jumps record 939bps to 13.4%. HKMA's RMB scheme unraveling. "

Posted by: Thrawn at January 10, 2016 10:46 PM (s87AC)

***

Could you translate that for us non finance types?

Posted by: joncelli at January 10, 2016 11:09 PM (1FhAQ)


The Hong Kong Interbank Rate (similar to our Fed funds rate) hit 13.4%. This would indicate either an anticipation of high inflation (i.e. currency devaluation) or a vastly increased danger of non-repayment (i.e. default).

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is an intermediating agent between the renminbi and the real world. It would appear that people are finally waking up to the fact that for years the Chinese economy has been a house of cards propped up by smoke, mirrors, and a complete lack of transparency.

Thomas Friedman hardest hit.

Posted by: Sallah at January 10, 2016 11:49 PM (0l8E+)

439 You have to be older to remember Vaughn Meader.
His career was cut short in November 1963.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:49 PM (FkBIv)

440 My congressman ran on "Cut Spending". But he'll be there at the SOTU; all prim and proper, applauding with the rest of the treasonous pricks. He couldn't tell me how many Syrian refugees are being resettled in my state; or where; or who they are. Pure crap

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:49 PM (aUQgu)

441 "Nontraditional" = whiny bitchy democrat campaign speech.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 10, 2016 11:49 PM (MkAMw)

442 *blinks at the online Yellow Pages*

Search San Francisco city morgue and the Yellow Pages first hit is -
Rouse Tire Services.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2016 11:49 PM (tnJs5)

443 427
I've used those internet tokens before. We used to have those for vpn access.



And don't get me started about folks that shouldn't use voip. It
makes money for the company but it's not like having a landline.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 10, 2016 11:41 PM (Lqy/e)


I think it's nice that Schwab is going to that level. It's not necessarily "warm-fuzzies" but it's less of a "cold panic".

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

444 The church my sister goes to is just a few miles from the African immigrant church I mentioned above.

Her church has about 5 African immigrant families there.
Always dressed in Sunday best, even the 3yo boy has a tie on.

Super nice people, anyway after the service the mom and her 6 kids get into a new-ish Toyota Corolla and with no seat belts on anyone! drive on off to the rest of their day
(the dad is around, but does not go to
Church every Sunday like the mom and kids)


Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 11:51 PM (HLUeE)

445 Smoke & mirrors? Sounds like that is a universal MO when it comes to governments. From DC to Peking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 10, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)

446 435
I've used those internet tokens before. We used to have those for vpn access.



Used to use one of those.



http://www.tokenguard.com/images/tokens/SID700.gif



That was an actual physical device. I think he was talking about a software thing. Not sure







Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:47 PM (FkBIv)


Nope, it's an actual physical device.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 10, 2016 11:52 PM (EzgxV)

447 The Hong Kong Interbank Rate (similar to our Fed funds rate) hit 13.4%.

All the money talkers I heard said the Fed acted too quickly to raise our meager rate.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:52 PM (FkBIv)

448 437 The other night, she woke me up at 0200 saying "daddy, I think there's a monster, can you kill it? It's really big, so you might need your gun"
Turns out it was a chair, so the piece wasn't needed.
Posted by: DC in River City at January 10, 2016 11:48 PM (e+1S5)

Awwww. I'm sure cougar is glad you didn't annihilate the chair.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 10, 2016 11:52 PM (Vm8WO)

449 Nope, it's an actual physical device.
Posted by: cthulhu


OK, When you said widget I thought about a software thing running in the tray.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:53 PM (FkBIv)

450
439
You have to be older to remember Vaughn Meader.

His career was cut short in November 1963.
=====


As I recall, Lenny Bruce commented on the end of his career in November 1963

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 10, 2016 11:54 PM (aUQgu)

451 Time for a nap here.

Be well you Morons.

Posted by: Farmer at January 10, 2016 11:54 PM (o/90i)

452
3-D printed trilobites:



http://gizmodo.com/these-3d-printed-trilobites-are-absolutely-stunning-1752002868



I'd like to have a live one, but my cats would probably eat it.

Posted by: rickl at January 10, 2016 08:38 PM (sdi6R)


Man, those are way cool. Next, 3-D print them in rubbery plastic with hard plastic scales, and put little electric motors and speakers in them, so you could make them run across the floor, clicking loudly (I know they were sea critters.). Think of the fun you could have, turning a bunch loose in a classroom full of teenage girls.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 10, 2016 11:55 PM (L2co/)

453 Leo won a Golden Bear award.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:55 PM (FkBIv)

454 Posted by: jake at January 10, 2016 11:40 PM (HLUeE)

Sounds like it might be a Nigerian church.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 10, 2016 11:57 PM (Pby3z)

455 All the money talkers I heard said the Fed acted too quickly to raise our meager rate.
---

So, what are the odds that the next time the Fed meets, they're gonna put the rate back at zero?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:58 PM (9JJgN)

456 Another view of 3rd world traffic -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiwMQPZQvsg .




The really scary part? By forcing everyone to be more situationally aware, they're actually safer than western crosswalks.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)

457 *blinks at the online Yellow Pages*

Search San Francisco city morgue and the Yellow Pages first hit is -
Rouse Tire Services.

-
It's a nontraditional morgue.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 11, 2016 12:00 AM (Nwg0u)

458 well good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 12:01 AM (uZNvH)

459 Okay for my story it will have been at 1 Newhall St. Had to read an SF Gate article from 2015 on the backlog of bodies.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2016 12:01 AM (tnJs5)

460 Bertram Cabot Jr.: You have to be older to remember Vaughn Meader.
His career was cut short in November 1963.


Heh, yeah, I don't suppose Stanley Ann Dunham or the gransparents would be the type to have his album lying around.

I'm not nearly as surprised that anyone here would recognize the reference as I am that I could pull the name up from my own flaky memory.

Posted by: mindful webworker - but can't recall what I had for breakfast at January 11, 2016 12:02 AM (ACs58)

461 Did anyone else get that Cruz fundraising email with the spending totals?

If that's true it's shocking -- it says Cruz has barely spent anything yet. That means the media attention is driving him higher in the polls.

I haven't contributed yet but probably will. With Hillary clearly having the broken the law and the careerists in LE and intel reportedly fired up, it looks more and more like this GOP primary

I like Trump but the idea of him as President of the United States...

Posted by: TallDave at January 11, 2016 12:02 AM (74ZYB)

462 Bizarro World is a nontraditional planet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 11, 2016 12:02 AM (FkBIv)

463 *like this GOP primary is picking the next President.

Posted by: TallDave at January 11, 2016 12:03 AM (74ZYB)

464 It's a nontraditional morgue.

So they rotate the bodies while doing a fluid change for embalming?

---
Might as well write the night away since the furry felines are inside for the night because temperatures are supposed to drop to 24F by 5am.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2016 12:03 AM (tnJs5)

465 "The PGA Tour is in Hawaii the next 2 weeks. Right now they are Maui. Looks beautiful. I never have been to Hawaii. If the flight to get there didn't take 3 months, I'd go "


I am there right now. Surf is tough. My wife tried to go out and got body slammed by a big breaking wave close to shore. It was not a graceful moment.
She called it a day.
But we are seeing whales, turtles and even a lone monk seal. That was out at Molokini Crater a couple days ago.

Posted by: navybrat at January 11, 2016 12:08 AM (teDnp)

466 Posted by: chique testing testing at January 10, 2016 11:57 PM (Pby3z)


.............

perhaps

there is a vehicle barrier to the parking lot that is locked during the service.


Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 12:09 AM (HLUeE)

467 I signed up for Starz on Amazon just to see Ash vs the Evil Dead.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 11, 2016 12:11 AM (VdICR)

468 well good night all
Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 12:01 AM

Nite chemjeff and all.

Wanders of to bed w/ cat and 1 y/o choc lab. she's 1 tomorrow!

Happy bday Kahlua!

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2016 12:11 AM (o/90i)

469 Doesn't Obama get one more SOTU after this one?

Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2016 12:12 AM (j7iSn)

470 455
All the money talkers I heard said the Fed acted too quickly to raise our meager rate.
---

So, what are the odds that the next time the Fed meets, they're gonna put the rate back at zero?


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:58 PM (9JJgN)


Here's the problem -- interest rates divide real productivity from shams. They force people to cut the losers and go with winners, regardless of what The Narrative says or what is PC. When interest rates are at a high level, you'd better be a SURE winner to garner resources; when interest rates are at the usual level, you need to have a better chance of being a winner than not; when interest rates are artificially depressed, just throw money at a wall and see what sticks.

We have undergone seven years of pretending that Solyndra, Obamacare, and unconstitutional EPA overreach are good investments. They're not. If the knife of interest rates cuts the good investments from bad, they will fail....but if interest rates continue to be suppressed, it will not make them good investments.....it will load up the system with a bunch of pretend crap based on those malinvestments.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 12:13 AM (EzgxV)

471 Hey Cthulhu:

Would appreciate your thoughts on my #81.

Thanks!

Posted by: speedster1 at January 11, 2016 12:15 AM (vUcdz)

472 Doesn't Obama get one more SOTU after this one?

It'll be a short one.

"Hey, you fucked up. You trusted us."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2016 12:16 AM (RU5ki)

473 Imagine the global economy as a snowball. Now imagine the current economic conditions as hell.

-
And go long on cannibal futures.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM (Nwg0u)


Dibs on Ireland...

Posted by: Jonathan Swift at January 11, 2016 12:17 AM (vBeA5)

474 The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a "non-traditional" state of the union address

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:29 PM


A preview of the "non-tradiational" SotU...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLUktJbp2Ug

Posted by: The State of the Hat at January 11, 2016 12:19 AM (vBeA5)

475 How bout a 'non-traditional' removal from our White House?

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 11, 2016 12:20 AM (aUQgu)

476 So, what are the odds that the next time the Fed meets, they're gonna put the rate back at zero?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:58 PM (9JJgN)


The Fed Funds rate was never at zero. It bottomed out at .25%. Now it's at .5%. My guess is that what happens in China, stays in China, because of their bizarre mercantilist/autarkist national strategery.

Our Fed would really like to raise rates a few more times, if only to have something to cut later. Whether they will be able to do that or not, in the face of the many storms on the horizon, remains to be seen.

Posted by: Sallah at January 11, 2016 12:22 AM (0l8E+)

477 Doesn't Obama get one more SOTU after this one?

Oh, who am I kidding. You're fucked! And I've got a plane to catch...

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at January 11, 2016 12:22 AM (J3phO)

478 good night

Posted by: jake at January 11, 2016 12:22 AM (HLUeE)

479 **Top 5 websites to invest in post-SMOD**



- Zombie Lobby

- Femurs R Us

- Amazon (the river, not the store)

- Lena Dunham's Dildo World

- wellburyemcheap.com

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 11, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

480 How bout a 'non-traditional' removal from our White House?

Via Pumpkin Cannon One? Awesome!

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2016 12:24 AM (J3phO)

481 So, muzzy call to prayer to crank off the SOTU address?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2016 12:27 AM (RrDm2)

482 So, muzzy call to prayer to crank off the SOTU address?

At the beginning he'll offer Congress and the SC a chance to convert. At the end of the speech, beheadings.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 11, 2016 12:29 AM (YJmuy)

483 "The sound of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer at sunset is the most beautiful fucking sound in the uncivilized world."

Posted by: Prez'nit Shit Midas at January 11, 2016 12:29 AM (RU5ki)

484 480 Pumpkins!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b20KFYFhBZg

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 11, 2016 12:29 AM (aUQgu)

485 -DavidInglesTV 6m
Losses in China starting to snowball now..
CSI 300 -3.3%
Shanghai Comp. -3.7%
ChiNext Index - 4.6%
Shenzhen Comp. -5%

Posted by: Thrawn at January 11, 2016 12:29 AM (s87AC)

486 So, what are the odds that the next time the Fed meets, they're gonna put the rate back at zero?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 10, 2016 11:58 PM (9JJgN)


They'll probably raise it massively one year from now...

Posted by: The Fiscal Hat at January 11, 2016 12:30 AM (vBeA5)

487 471
Hey Cthulhu:



Would appreciate your thoughts on my #81.



Thanks!

Posted by: speedster1 at January 11, 2016 12:15 AM (vUcdz)



Went back to take a look at it.




A lot of websites are doing what supermarkets do -- they'll hire a local distributor to stock their beer section. From then on, every time there's a success it had everything to do with the supermarket; but every time there's a problem it's those idiots/assholes at the distributor.




Similarly, every time you get a problem from 3rd party content software, a website will blame it on them. Once you enable something like noscript, you begin to realize how bad the problem is -- about half the sites on the internet fail basic functions without outside content (much of which is owned by the same organization, but is stashed in a different domain). I've hit webpages with 15 links to different domains.




It's sad, but I'm going whitelist on ALL of my communications.....because there are so many out there who are untrustworthy.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 12:31 AM (EzgxV)

488 It's late, but I wanted to come on one last time tonight and mention that my job search continues. Bright spot is I landed two interviews this coming week. And one of those prospects will pay me substantially more than my last job if I can just keep it together. Please send up prayers that I get back in the work force soon -- Thanks in advance, horde!

Posted by: DynamiteDan at January 11, 2016 12:34 AM (BaDMP)

489 488 DynamiteDan

Keep pushing. Do not give up. No matter what happens with the current situation. Do not ever give up.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 11, 2016 12:36 AM (aUQgu)

490 487 Cthulhu

Thanks!

I run those types of programs (add-ons) on my PC, just not on the iPad, b/c never had the issue.

Oh, well.

Posted by: speedster1 at January 11, 2016 12:37 AM (vUcdz)

491 DynamiteDan, good luck moron

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

492 Will the "nontraditional" SOTU involve the "nontraditional" sign language interpreter from the Mandela funeral...?

Posted by: Jenk at January 11, 2016 12:40 AM (OtryE)

493 It's late, but I wanted to come on one last time tonight and ...

Wait, did someone already say that?

well, anyway...

Good night, Gracies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - is there an echo in here here here here? at January 11, 2016 12:43 AM (bVtr0)

494 Well, time to call it a night here. I'm going to drive my sis and bro-in-law to the airport at Managua tomorrow, so must rise at 0-dark thirty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2016 12:44 AM (L2co/)

495 488: prayers coming grey box person.

Good luck DD.

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 11, 2016 12:45 AM (e0Sq3)

496
Note to reloading morons: if you reload 9mm, screen your brass for the "DAG" headstamp (Swiss? German?). Excellent brass, but easy to break your decapping pin on it. Did it for the 3rd time, today. How do I know it's three times, with my absymal memory? Storage box for the dies has two pin-less decappers that earlier fell victim to this problem.

In the past Lee has replaced the pins for free, but since I'm already ordering some new stuff to start 30-06 reloading for the Garand, I'll just splurge and spend $4 for two new pins.

We now return you to your regular non-gun programming.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2016 12:46 AM (QDnY+)

497 AOP in pajamas?


Reference FZ

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 12:46 AM (voOPb)

498
AOP - you're probably gone - but are you a cigar smoker, and if so howz the local product? I would think good, and cheap, as Nicaragua is one of the places Cuban leaf has been planted. My standard cigar now is a sort of bulk variety from Nicaragua (Quorum). Good enough for me, and not expensive.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2016 12:48 AM (QDnY+)

499 rhomboid

Dam you're a big spender

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 12:48 AM (voOPb)

500 FZ?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2016 12:48 AM (L2co/)

501 492 Will the "nontraditional" SOTU involve the "nontraditional" sign language interpreter from the Mandela funeral...?
Posted by: Jenk



That would be AWESOME!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum, baffled Steelers fan at January 11, 2016 12:48 AM (e0Sq3)

502 Frank Zappa

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2016 12:49 AM (voOPb)

503 I'm outta here too. Good luck with the job search DD! It sucks but you just gotta keep at it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 11, 2016 12:49 AM (Lqy/e)

504 AOP - you're probably gone - but are you a cigar
smoker, and if so howz the local product? I would think good, and cheap,
as Nicaragua is one of the places Cuban leaf has been planted. My
standard cigar now is a sort of bulk variety from Nicaragua (Quorum).
Good enough for me, and not expensive.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2016 12:48 AM (QDnY+)


Not a smoker, of any kind, although I might smoke a cigar once in a blue moon, but certainly I'm not qualified to pass judgement upon them. There is a good, serious cigar store in Granada, and I will buy some there to take back as gifts. Since I will be flying to PHX, anybody know how much tobacco and alcohol I can import duty-free? Coffee? I know better than to import fresh fruit, veggies, and meat (and meat in stores here is very good, indeed).

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2016 12:53 AM (L2co/)

505 Awright, Horde, g'night.

I haven't said anything lately but I've been here watching you. Yes, you. I saw that.

Night.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2016 12:55 AM (1xUj/)

506 G'night everyone.

Sorry, Bandersnatch, won't happen again.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 11, 2016 12:57 AM (YJmuy)

507 I'd laugh more if the attack caused as much damage and as much pain as possible - with a totally clear conscience.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 10, 2016 11:01 PM (zc3Db)

Amen to that. I look forward to them suffering and dying for "their" cause.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 12:59 AM (C3E0x)

508 Well, off to bed now for sure. Nighters/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2016 12:59 AM (L2co/)

509 Let me tell you something about the Golden Globes.

About a decade ago I needed to spend a week in LA, so (this being the era prior to AirBnB) I found a place to stay through a "home-sharing agency" that rented out rooms in people's houses -- usually for a lot less than a hotel would cost.

I nabbed a place in a great location, near Sunset Boulevard and near my work-related sites, and when I showed up I was welcomed in and showed my room by a friendly family with a foreign accent.

I noticed in my room the guy had what seemed like the world's largest collection of movies on DVD -- tens of thousands of them, lining every wall.

I soon learned that the guy was a film reviewer from [name of country redacted for privacy reasons], in fact he was considered the film reviewer from [country], and in that role was a member of the Foreign Press Association, and thus was one of the 90 or so people who get to vote on the Golden Globe winners.

In other words, he was hugely influential in Hollywood, despite being just another film reviewer.

And here's where things get jaw-dropping.

As I spent my week in his house, I quickly noticed that practically every single object in the place had some kind of logo on it. The bathrobes were embroidered with "Saving Private Ryan." The espresso machine was an "Almost Famous" espresso machine. Even the goddamn refrigerator was embossed with a "Moulin Rouge!" logo.

The bedcovers, the glasses, the shower curtain, the dishware, everything that could conceivably be branded with a film, was.

Eventually we had a long talk about it, and he revealed that every year, every member of the Foreign Press Association gets inundated with freebies from studios looking to bribe their films into contention. Since the Foreign PRess Association has so few members (as compared to the Academy of Motion Pictures, which has thousands), and since the Golden Globes sets the tone for who is expected to win the Oscars, the studios heavily target every foreign film journalist like him with an insane barrage of gifts. Every year there is an arms race of bribery, often getting very intense.

And since he is paid actually very little for his once-weekly review back in [unimportant home country], he said that he basically stays in LA because of the bribes he gets from the studios every year.

When I cagily hinted around about the voting process being corrupted, he just laughed, and said of course it was completely corrupted, 100% top to bottom. Every single member of the Foreign Press Association only ever votes for whoever bribed him the most.

So yeah, enjoy your awards show, America. It's really, really meaningful.

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2016 01:03 AM (jBuUi)

510
MH one of the pleasures of reloading is the frugality geek-out. As long as it's effortless. So many tricks, online forums have been an amazing resource - can't imagine taking up the hobby before they existed.

Used dryer anti-cling sheets in the tumbler (with cheap "lizard litter" pet store crushed walnut bedding), with some mineral spirits and car polish - voila, beautiful cleaned brass.

Used coffee cans (mostly Trader Joe's, the big ones) for storing brass.

Patiently assembling the set-upby buying used/local (mine paid for itself in a few months). Same for components like primers and bullets (well, before the last panic, since then it's almost impossible toget a good deal unless your timing is perfect and a guy's getting out of reloading and just unloading everything).

The universal refrain in the online gun nut community is "you won't save money, but you'll shoot more". Not so for me. Shooting's stayed the same (scandalously, tragically), cost of ammo has been cut in half. Only caliber I shoot more is surplus 7.62X54R commie surplus rifle ammo for the Mosin. Admittedly my pile of spam cans (23 cents/round) *does* make me somewhat profligate when blasting away with that stuff.

Cheap high-powered surplus ammo: along with a (now extinct) superior style of ice hockey, the only identifiable "plus" of Soviet power.

OK, katyusha barrages on German troops and the obliteration of Nazi power count, too, I guess.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2016 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

511 When I cagily hinted around about the voting process being corrupted, he just laughed, and said of course it was completely corrupted, 100% top to bottom. Every single member of the Foreign Press Association only ever votes for whoever bribed him the most.

So yeah, enjoy your awards show, America. It's really, really meaningful.
Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2016 01:03 AM (jBuUi)


His house/apartment also sounded like every disc jockey I have ever known's wardrobe and apartment. I still have all kinds of stuff given to me by record companies and ad rep agencies. I even have a bunch of stuff from equipment and novelty manufacturers from when I worked for a sports team.

The entertainment business is all about the freebies and graft.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at January 11, 2016 01:14 AM (Z7G74)

512 Oil down almost 2% now tonight. $1.25 gas here we come!!

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 01:19 AM (C3E0x)

513 510

Solid information

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 11, 2016 01:21 AM (aUQgu)

514 Anybody here got a .17hrm?

Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2016 01:24 AM (j7iSn)

515 The thread is slowing down, so gonna call it a night. Forgot I still had Waldo gif girl on my computer, gonna enjoy her for a few before bed.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 01:25 AM (C3E0x)

516 #460

It was before my time but I knew it because I was friends for a long time with the guy who co-wrote that album, Earle Doud. A horrifying person but a real character who moved in interesting circles long ago.

Posted by: Epobirs at January 11, 2016 01:28 AM (IdCqF)

517 Every time these euroweenie officials open their yaps about these rapes, I cringe. They cant simply condemn them without saying something stupid. I've also noticed little said on British twitter even though they are going to be receiving thousands of refugees and have had rape problems in the past. All this talk about equal rights for women is just BS when you dont give a shit about them not being physically harassed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 01:44 AM (iQIUe)

518 516
#460

It was before my time but I knew it because I was friends
for a long time with the guy who co-wrote that album, Earle Doud. A
horrifying person but a real character who moved in interesting circles
long ago.


Posted by: Epobirs at January 11, 2016 01:28 AM (IdCqF)


I've got a copy of "The First Family" with Vaughn Meader on vinyl somewhere in this dump.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

519 Update from Germany: Just found out David Bowie has died from cancer

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at January 11, 2016 01:54 AM (BBO4H)

520 I've also noticed little said on British twitter even though they are going to be receiving thousands of refugees and have had rape problems in the past. All this talk about equal rights for women is just BS when you dont give a shit about them not being physically harassed.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 01:44 AM (iQIUe)


That is becaise in the UK, you can be arrested and jailed for saying "racist" things on Twitter...

Posted by: The Limey Hat at January 11, 2016 01:58 AM (vBeA5)

521 514 Anybody here got a .17hrm?


Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2016 01:24 AM (j7iSn)

Nope, but my uncle just picked one up. (Not sure that make/model.). I think it was a Savage.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 11, 2016 01:58 AM (hlMPp)

522 519
Update from Germany: Just found out David Bowie has died from cancer

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at January 11, 2016 01:54 AM (BBO4H)


It's on wikipedia.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

523 Evening (Mornin') all.

So sad about David Bowie! Didn't even know he was sick.

*listens to Ashes to Ashes in memorium*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 11, 2016 02:00 AM (jR7Wy)

524 Howdy, Morons.

Cooth, it is mind-boggling how fragile and vulnerable everything is when you look beneath the surface, isn't it?

Makes me wonder a bit if it hasn't always been thus, at one societal level or another. New King, new state religion, and your life is upended; that sort of thing.

Shades of Philip K. Dick.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:01 AM (RXfvh)

525 Wow, Bowie really did die. His ex wife is on UK Celebrity Big Brother making an ass of herself. Have no idea if it is filmed in advance or not.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 02:02 AM (iQIUe)

526 Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:01 AM (RXfvh)
----
One historian pointed out that civilization was one thin strand stretching from the Mediterranean to China, surrounded by barbarians.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 11, 2016 02:03 AM (jR7Wy)

527 522
519

Update from Germany: Just found out David Bowie has died from cancer



Posted by: GrandMa Bell at January 11, 2016 01:54 AM (BBO4H)


It's on wikipedia.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)



imdb also confirms death in London.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 02:04 AM (EzgxV)

528 The Bear - Rape movie won a bunch of awards. I guess this means Leo will get an Oscar. The film is mostly about people dying horrible deaths.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 02:07 AM (iQIUe)

529 Some how his death summarizes the death trap we find ourselves pondering how the hell do we get out of here alive. RIP David Bowie

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 11, 2016 02:07 AM (aUQgu)

530 One historian pointed out that civilization was one thin strand stretching from the Mediterranean to China, surrounded by barbarians.


And yet, here we are. Something surprisingly resilient also seems to be going on at a macro level, even if the poor sods who lose everything in each collapse don't get much benefit from it.

Food for thought, or something.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:08 AM (RXfvh)

531 May his family find Strength & be Comforted ...

Posted by: Adriane the Etiquette Critic ... at January 11, 2016 02:08 AM (AoK0a)

532 528 The Bear - Rape movie won a bunch of awards. I guess this means Leo will get an Oscar. The film is mostly about people dying horrible deaths.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 02:07 AM (iQIUe)
---
Can't wait for the Oscar movie nominee interpretive dance.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 11, 2016 02:09 AM (jR7Wy)

533 In the long run,

1) we are dead.

2) everything is awesome.

2a) ...

3) profit!

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:09 AM (RXfvh)

534 >>>>Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 10, 2016 08:54 PM (AkOaV)<<<<


Not one of the guys there, 3 of them. Known by name. They were also at Bundy Ranch and were apparently working for the other side. As in trying to provoke firefights with the Federales to justify a full Federal assault. I have tremendous respect for the Bundy's, but this is something to stay away from.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at January 11, 2016 02:09 AM (s1Vgh)

535 Hi, Subotai. Been enjoying your BC posts for years.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:12 AM (RXfvh)

536 My pillow beckons. Later 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 11, 2016 02:12 AM (jR7Wy)

537 524
Howdy, Morons.



Cooth, it is mind-boggling how fragile and vulnerable everything is when you look beneath the surface, isn't it?



Makes me wonder a bit if it hasn't always been thus, at one societal
level or another. New King, new state religion, and your life is
upended; that sort of thing.



Shades of Philip K. Dick.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:01 AM (RXfvh)


What is particularly upsetting is when you find "best practices say to do XXXXXX" and you've got infrastructure doing YYYYY forever. Stuff doesn't get patched, protocols held "golden" are actually crap, stuff done competently rolls back to "flailing" to just get things done.....the modern world is largely held together with twine, used bubble-gum, and dried spit. When you try to build a secure future on such foundations, it's a real challenge.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 02:12 AM (EzgxV)

538 Good night Eris.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:12 AM (RXfvh)

539 ugh having trouble sleeping
so David Bowie just died? that is sad news

Posted by: chemjeff at January 11, 2016 02:14 AM (uZNvH)

540 'Night Eris.

Night horde. Have a great week and make sure to piss off an SJW just by sayin' hi.


5 days until '13 Hours.'

Can't wait.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 11, 2016 02:15 AM (hlMPp)

541 What is particularly upsetting is when you find "best practices say to do XXXXXX" and you've got infrastructure doing YYYYY forever. Stuff doesn't get patched, protocols held "golden" are actually crap, stuff done competently rolls back to "flailing" to just get things done.....the modern world is largely held together with twine, used bubble-gum, and dried spit. When you try to build a secure future on such foundations, it's a real challenge.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 02:12 AM (EzgxV)



This is the kind of thing that makes me think Nicholas Taleb is on to something with the notion of Antifragility.

"Given that this is the way things are, and that it is unlikely to change (given the constants of human nature), how do we proceed?" Is a very thought-provoking question.

It also horrifies most professionally rational thinkers.

I'm a cellist, so it merely interests me, in a "grips your attention and won't let go" kind of way.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:16 AM (RXfvh)

542 Noticed something was up when someone on twitter posted he was taking a break from twitter and he had a an avatar of Bowie and a baby and thousands of well wishers. The guy is Duncan Jones who is Bowie's son. He makes movies and video games.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 02:17 AM (iQIUe)

543 Musicians function outside of rationality all the time. We're used to it.

That being said, functioning societal infrastructure is awfully nice to have.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:17 AM (RXfvh)

544 Temporary thread-death achieved!


Good night, everyone what's left.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:24 AM (RXfvh)

545 More and more stories are emerging about the crimes of refugees being covered up. I cant believe they would allow that in a free society. I think the pols and media did it to save their own asses in that they were the one who pushed this shit on people. How corrupt...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 02:27 AM (iQIUe)

546 Wow, David Bowie has died of cancer. Sad news.

Posted by: Brisco_County at January 11, 2016 02:28 AM (yJV4S)

547 541
What is particularly upsetting is when you find "best practices say to
do XXXXXX" and you've got infrastructure doing YYYYY forever. Stuff
doesn't get patched, protocols held "golden" are actually crap, stuff
done competently rolls back to "flailing" to just get things
done.....the modern world is largely held together with twine, used
bubble-gum, and dried spit. When you try to build a secure future on
such foundations, it's a real challenge.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 02:12 AM (EzgxV)







This is the kind of thing that makes me think Nicholas Taleb is on to something with the notion of Antifragility.



"Given that this is the way things are, and that it is unlikely to
change (given the constants of human nature), how do we proceed?" Is a
very thought-provoking question.



It also horrifies most professionally rational thinkers.



I'm a cellist, so it merely interests me, in a "grips your attention and won't let go" kind of way.

Posted by: Piercello at January 11, 2016 02:16 AM (RXfvh)



Go back to @470. The interest rate is an indication of how much an economy discerns winners from losers. If it's 10%, the winners and losers are obvious -- if it's zero, you can't tell one from the other. Governments and cronies want it held at zero forever, because then they look like real market successes.....but they're not.....and a higher interest rate will force them to show real profitability or liquidate.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 02:30 AM (EzgxV)

548 Very sad about David Bowie.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 11, 2016 02:36 AM (ys2UW)

549 This song first turned me on to David Bowie in the early 70s

Space Oddity

https://youtu.be/iYYRH4apXDo

Posted by: kbdabear at January 11, 2016 02:39 AM (xFkwK)

550 The Thin White Duke has left the building.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 02:41 AM (b99VK)

551 548
Very sad about David Bowie.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 11, 2016 02:36 AM (ys2UW)


Yet it is the nature of man.....

BTW, things have been so scrambled through the holidays -- I saw the charge come through my credit card statement, but I don't remember seeing the book.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

552 Pinups.
Creepy cover and all. That's when I learned to like Bowie.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2016 02:42 AM (b99VK)

553 Hey Man!

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

Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2016 02:44 AM (j7iSn)

554 RIP David Bowie

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 11, 2016 02:07 AM (aUQgu)


They always come in threes, right?

First Lemmy dies of agressive cancer, the Bowie.

Any bets an who is next.

Posted by: Ziggy Stardust and the Hats from Mars at January 11, 2016 02:51 AM (vBeA5)

555 Hey all- just caught wind of this:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/01/10/legendary-singer-david-bowie-dies-at-69-years-old/

Posted by: Bill H at January 11, 2016 02:52 AM (pAH7H)

556 And I'm late, as usual.

Posted by: Bill H at January 11, 2016 02:53 AM (pAH7H)

557 I can't say that I was the biggest Bowie fan, yet I enjoyed a lot of his work.

I used to work with an old codger who would pointed use David Bowie as the avatar for all that is wrong with "modern music" (this was about 20 years ago)....it must have been the Ziggy Stardust stuff. One Christmas time, I had him listen to the Bing Crosby-David Bowie duet of the "Little Drummer Boy". Well, if he was good enough for Bing, he was good enough for the old codger...he never said a bad word against Bowie again.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 11, 2016 02:59 AM (Y0FCw)

558 557 I can't say that I was the biggest Bowie fan, yet I enjoyed a lot of his work.

I used to work with an old codger who would pointed use David Bowie as the avatar for all that is wrong with "modern music" (this was about 20 years ago)....it must have been the Ziggy Stardust stuff. One Christmas time, I had him listen to the Bing Crosby-David Bowie duet of the "Little Drummer Boy". Well, if he was good enough for Bing, he was good enough for the old codger...he never said a bad word against Bowie again.
Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 11, 2016 02:59 AM (Y0FCw)



I hate that Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth mashup. Can't stand it. Would rather listen to just The Little Drummer Boy.

Posted by: buzzion at January 11, 2016 03:02 AM (z/Ubi)

559 you know what I realized? Klaatu is an impatient, demanding, arrogant a$$hole. Probably a Democrat.

Posted by: mindful webworker - klaatu baracka nicotine at January 10, 2016 11:38 PM (ACs5


And he's an idiot who's wrong about pretty much everything. I loved that movie when I was a kid. What a laughable piece of shit ... Now, I get the feeling that it was written by a 6 year old.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2016 03:03 AM (zc3Db)

560 I hate that Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth mashup. Can't stand it. Would rather listen to just The Little Drummer Boy.

Posted by: buzzion at January 11, 2016 03:02 AM (z/Ubi)


Amongst other things...

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 11, 2016 03:03 AM (vBeA5)

561 I like Let's Dance album

Posted by: Adriane the Etiquette Critic ... at January 11, 2016 03:06 AM (AoK0a)

562 :Shrugs: The old guy liked it. I thought it was interesting, I'm a sucker for inter-generational stuff like that. But I'm weird.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 11, 2016 03:08 AM (Y0FCw)

563 All the money talkers I heard said the Fed acted too quickly to raise our meager rate.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 10, 2016 11:52 PM (FkBIv)


LOL. They were thinking it would never go up, that the Fed could carry (and expand) its balance sheet forever. And I'm not joking.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2016 03:08 AM (zc3Db)

564 Seems to have stalled out. Is everyone too bummed that Powerball was a fizzle?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 11, 2016 03:54 AM (EzgxV)

565 Anybody here got a .17hrm?

nope. we did pick up a 22Mag during the Christmas buying spree...

why?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 03:57 AM (v2CnG)

566 #496: that brass might be Berden primed, instead of Boxer.

two flash holes, off center, instead of one in the middle.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 04:00 AM (v2CnG)

567


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 03:57 AM (v2CnG)

Thinking of getting a CZ 544 combo.....I don't have a small bore bolt action, I've got a lever and a semi in 22lr.

Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2016 04:02 AM (j7iSn)

568 Mornin' glories.

Bowie. Wow. His new album was getting rave reviews. For me, "Heroes" is the best Bowie song ever. The story behind both the song and its recording is really quite something.

And the LOW album is fantastic. And ZIGGY STARDUST of course. And that moment in "Young Americans" when the music stops and he sings "Ain't there one damn song that can make me----break down and cry."

So many memories. I'm speechless.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 11, 2016 04:05 AM (HMt16)

569 Tony Visconti rigged up a system, a creative misuse of gating that may be termed "multi-latch gating" of three microphones to capture the vocal, with one microphone nine inches from Bowie, one 20 feet away and one 50 feet away.

Only the first was opened for the quieter vocals at the start of the song, with the first and second opening on the louder passages, and all three on the loudest parts, creating progressively more reverb and ambience the louder the vocals became. Each microphone is muted as the next one is triggered.

Bowie's performance thus grows in intensity precisely as ever more ambience infuses his delivery until, by the final verse, he has to shout just to be heard....The more Bowie shouts just to be heard, in fact, the further back in the mix Visconti's multi-latch system pushes his vocal tracks, creating a stark metaphor for the situation of Bowie's doomed lovers.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 11, 2016 04:13 AM (HMt16)

570 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2016 04:21 AM (3ZgzE)

571
So long, David.

I'm sure he and Bing are making some sweet music right now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2016 04:21 AM (zLP1L)

572 #567: CZ 455, maybe? not seeing a 544 on their page.

the 455 looks like a decent gun.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 04:26 AM (v2CnG)

573
"Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth
You pull on your finger, then another finger, then your cigarette
The wall-to-wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget
Ohh how how how, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide

You're too old to lose it, too young to choose it
And the clocks waits so patiently on your song
You walk past a cafe but you don't eat when you've lived too long

Oh, no, no, no, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide . . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2016 04:26 AM (zLP1L)

574 review here:

gunsandammo.com/reviews/ cz-455-varmint-evolution-review/

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 04:27 AM (v2CnG)

575 I think we, and by we I mean most people, have been had.

Outside of linguistics, gender is bullshit. In linguistics, it's used to describe people and possessiveness based on biological sex. He, his, she, hers, etc.

There is no spiritual component here. None whatsoever. It's just a set of pronouns that exist to describe you based on visual characteristics, IE, that of biological sex.

There are only two biological sexes, and they are programmed in at the genetic level. You can only alter the outward appearance of your sex, not the genetic, scientific fact.

So from a scientific and logical standpoint, there are and should be only two genders.

Furthermore, the idea that there can be a soul born into the wrong body is an idea about souls for crying out loud. It's inherently religious, thus any law respecting "transgender" nonsense is a law respecting the establishment of religion, thus violates the Separation of Church State.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 11, 2016 04:28 AM (J+mig)

576 and i'm for bed...

got a funeral to go to tomorrow, down by Insane Diego.

joy.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 04:28 AM (v2CnG)

577 Posted by: redc1c4 at January 11, 2016 04:26 AM (v2CnG)

455 yeah....dyslexia strikes again

Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2016 04:33 AM (j7iSn)

578 Oh no love! you're not alone
No matter what or who you've been
No matter when or where you've seen
All the knives seem to lacerate your brain
I've had my share, I'll help you with the pain
You're not alone

Just turn on with me and you're not alone
Let's turn on with me and you're not alone
Let's turn on and be not alone
Give me your hands cause you're wonderful - Oh give me your hands!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 11, 2016 04:35 AM (HMt16)

579 Another rock and roll legend passes into the mists of time.

RIP David Bowie.

I collected albums at one point in my life, had two or three of his but never really went all out to gather all of his work. He was a very interesting artist.

Posted by: Gmac - Still defying the grim reaper at January 11, 2016 05:02 AM (4pjhs)

580 Bowie's just-released final video (for the song "Lazarus") had him singing from a hospital bed.

Damn.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat! at January 11, 2016 05:16 AM (HMt16)

581 554 RIP David Bowie

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 11, 2016 02:07 AM (aUQgu)

They always come in threes, right?

First Lemmy dies of agressive cancer, the Bowie.

Any bets an who is next.
Posted by: Ziggy Stardust and the Hats from Mars at January 11, 2016 02:51 AM (vBeA5)


Actually, Natalie Cole last week would be the first of the trio.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2016 05:42 AM (zLP1L)

582 So, David Bowie won the powderball?

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2016 05:47 AM (b+df9)

583 GM is trying to argue that you just license the use of your vehicle due to the software that runs the car.

http://tinyurl.com/ltw8t2l

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2016 05:47 AM (LTDSy)

584 Wham bam thank you ma'am.

You left too soon. RIP, Bowie.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 11, 2016 05:48 AM (gyKtp)

585 I like how the DM says his son, Duncan Jones, also known as Zowie Bowie.... No, he ditched that stupid name when he was a young teen -- just like all the other kids who were given stupid names by their rock star parents back then.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 05:50 AM (iQIUe)

586 Actually, Natalie Cole last week would be the first of the trio.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2016 05:42 AM (zLP1L)


Had to look up who she was.

Does the "rule of three" require that they die of the same cause?

Posted by: The Terminal Hat at January 11, 2016 05:51 AM (vBeA5)

587 Le NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2016 06:13 AM (ptqRm)

588 Go Packers

Posted by: Ray Nitschke 66 at January 11, 2016 08:21 AM (EAUyw)

589 Wow, Jonah does a great Dave Barry column.

Posted by: Wendy at January 11, 2016 09:28 AM (bpemY)

590 EWWWWW, how long is it going to take to get the cum out of the carpet at Playboy Mansion, not to mention the pool filter.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 11, 2016 09:44 AM (OZmbA)

591 Greetings:

In regard to your "Quote of the Day", I would offer "The Church of the National Football League". It has expanded to dominate almost all the waking hours of Sunday with three three-hour games and additional explanatory sermonettes before and between. It includes a bit of perfunctory patriotism, passes the communal plate for the progressive passion of the day, and sermonizes its attendees lest they now feel as subdued as their President would like them to feel. Monday and Thursday evening services are provided for those who can't implement the sermons effectively without additional guidance or reinforcements.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 11, 2016 11:52 AM (tSAOV)

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