Overnight Open Thread (3-17-2016)

Quote of the Day

Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet - there is where the bullet went through - and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best.

-- Theodore Roosevelt, October 14, 1912, after being shot by an attempted assassin. He spoke for 90 minutes.

Quote of the Day

For children, stuffed animals can be just as dangerous as the world's worst despots.

-- Norway's Bendik Romstad in an anti-dust campaign

The Evening Stroll

On a night in September 1931 three men went for an after-dinner walk on the grounds of Magdalen College of Oxford University. One of them was Henry Victor Dyson, a scholar who hobnobbed with the literati of the period. The other two were obscure academics who shared Dyson's interest in Icelandic sagas and Anglo-Saxon and Germanic poetry. Neither of the two had published anything of note to date and both viewed themselves as likely destined to be literary failures. Their names were C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien.

As they walked back and forth over the campus they discussed the stories of the North, the power of mythology, Christianity as just myth, and whether there was a higher truth embedded in myths. And over the course of three hours Tolkien and Dyson used the latter argument to eventually convince the agnostic Lewis to return to Christianity.

By all accounts, the key moment came when Lewis declared that myths are lies, albeit "lies breathed through silver." Tolkien replied, "No, they are not," and demanded to know why Lewis could accept Icelandic sagas as vehicles of truth while demanding that the Gospels meet some higher standard. Hours past midnight, Tolkien finally went home to bed, leaving Dyson to carry on the campaign. Tolkien's argument - that the Resurrection was the truest of all stories, with God as its poet - may not sound particularly convincing to nonbelievers (nor indeed to some Christians), but to a man committed to the idea of myth as the only way to express higher truths, it was irresistible.

Inspired from this stroll Lewis and Tolkien became close friends, pursued their interests in poetry and mythology together, and entered some of the most intensely productive years of their lives. While writing various Christian-themed works Lewis encouraged Tolkien to put together the various stories created in his head as a hobby and share them with the public. Both were disappointed that there was so little fiction being written with ancient sagas and legends as inspirations and decided that they would then have to create some as best they could.

In 1937, on the eve of publication for "The Hobbit," the friends found themselves deploring the state of contemporary writing. "Tollers," Lewis said, "there is too little of that we really like in stories. I am afraid we shall have to try and write some ourselves."

Lewis soon published "Out of the Silent Planet" followed by many other books including The Chronicles of Narnia while Tolkien began writing out an epic story that would eventually become the Lord of the Rings series. Over 70 years after that evening stroll both men are still well-known authors whose books steadily sell year after year and even had big budget movies of their works playing nearly simultaneously in theaters.

lewistolkien2

So What Exactly is the Banned Drug That Maria Sharapova Was Taking?

It's the cardiac drug Meldonium which was developed during the cold war to create better Soviet soldiers. Note that Meldonium was only banned by WADA in January of this year.

And indeed, Mildronate-that's the brand name for meldonium-gave struggling recruits super-powers. Users had extra endurance and oxygen-carrying capacity that let them carry heavy backpacks over high-altitude mountain ranges and desert plateaus during the Soviet Union's invasion of the rugged nation from 1979 to 1989. In fact, Kalvins was a finalist for the European Inventor Award in 2015 (from the European Patent Office) for his work on the drug.

...So was Sharapova trying to get super-powered endurance or treat a heart condition, as she claimed on Monday? It's true that athletes from Russia and the former Soviet countries are having a particularly hard time obeying WADA's rules on drug use, and that meldonium seems especially popular with athletes from that region. Also, Grendiks says the appropriate course of treatment for a heart condition is four to six weeks, not the 10 years that Sharapova says she used it.

sharapova34

So You Want to Make $100K a Year With Health Insurance, a 401K, and No Credentials Required?

Then head to NYC young man and become a garbage collector.

To be sure, Molina and Sanka earn that paycheck: They work 55 to 60 hours a week from 7pm to 3am, do lots of heavy lifting in unsafe environments and all sorts of weather, and deal with stuff no one else would want to (that human body part: a leg Sankar spotted in a dumpster). And some people feel there's still a stigma attached to handling trash. But it's a relatively easy field to get into: There's no high school diploma needed for many private companies, and firms will often train for the commercial license required to drive a truck.

garbageman34

University Wants to Ban History

Heh

And as Sweasel notes neither man would object to this picture.

bernieche

The Piston AR-15 Meltdown Test

Here Eric from Moss Pawn and Gun runs a piston AR-15 in full-auto until it fails. They cheated a bit compared to the stock DI AR-15 by using a heavy barrel but in the end it doesn't make a difference - the piston AR fails within 3 rounds of the failure of the stock AR-15. Which suggests that piston gas systems are not that panacea that internet writers make them out to be.

Sarah Palin: Todd Is Kinda Bionic at the Moment

Sarah Palin's husband is being held together by a ton of steel, and he's on a ventilator after his horrific snowmobiling accident.

Todd Palin is still in ICU after undergoing a bunch of surgeries, according to Sarah. She says all of his ribs are now secured by steel bands, his broken clavicle is anchored by plates and rods -- and doctors are mechanically inflating his collapsed lung.

...Sarah says doctors still have to fix his broken shoulder and knees, but he has a lot of healing to do before those surgeries.

toddpalin34

Government Declare Four Cancer Charities to be Scams

NASA To Intentionally Start a Fire In a Spacecraft

Why Does the FDIC Strongly Encourage Banks to Make Employees to Take Two Week Vacations?

Because they're concerned about the mental health of the bankers? Think again. It turns out that it's because it's hard to hide fraud when someone is away for 14 consecutive days.

"Such a policy is considered an important internal safeguard largely because of the fact that perpetration of an embezzlement of any substantial size usually requires the constant presence of the embezzler in order to manipulate records, respond to inquiries from customers or other employees, and otherwise prevent detection. It is important for examiners and bank management to recognize that the benefits of this policy may be substantially, if not totally, eroded if the duties performed by an absent individual are not assumed by someone else." [Emphasis added]

So You Want The Complete Mystery Science Theater 3000 Video Collection?

It's actually a more difficult challenge than you'd expect.

A while back, I went through all the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes. I don't remember why. Probably a good reason. Actually, probably not a good reason, but I did it anyway, because, well, I do things like that.

Anyway, in order to watch them all, I had to get access to them. I had a friend who had many of the episodes on DVD, and he let me borrow those. Plus Hulu, Netflix, and other places had some online. Then there were pirate versions posted on the Internets. I was kinda uncomfortable with those. Anyway, it turned out that the only way to get some episodes was to buy them. I don't remember what happened next, but I ended up buying them all. All of them. Every one of them.

No, you don't understand yet. Probably. But, if you stick around, you're about to.

MST3K released episodes on VHS tape. Their company, Best Brains, sold them to MST3K Fan Club members. Later, they contracted with Rhino to distribute VHS tapes. Then Rhino started releasing DVDs. And, of course, Best Brains even released a few DVDs, but not many.

Then, Shout Factory took over from Rhino, and continued releasing DVDs. And that's the video release story at the high level.

Digging down into the weeds, though, we find there is more than one type of MST3K content. There's the riffing on the movies, of course, which is the bread and butter. Because some movies they riffed were shorter than typical films today, they would sometimes pad the episodes by having JOIKE and the Bots (some of you will get that reference) watch a short film, along the line of The Home Economics Story, or some other such "educational" video. And then there are the "host segments" that fill out the shows, and give the comedians the chance to do more than insult moving pictures. All the episodes had host segments and movies, and many had shorts.

And then it gets tricky.

torgomst3k

I See an Opportunity For Arbitrage: Trade in Albino Body Parts Flourishing in Africa

Tracking Down the Infamous Orgasm Mushroom

Why do you resist - come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party!

Tonight's post brought to you by crossing the Rhine, March 1945:

NGS Picture Id:535182

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips plus an ounce of silver for S&H to maetenloch at gmail. Do not molest the mannequins. Do not taunt happy-fun ball. No refunds.

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Comments

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1 Thanks for the great ONT!

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 17, 2016 10:06 PM (qYDgA)

2 2nd?

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:06 PM (heN73)

3 First!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:06 PM (OQ9R7)

4 Close.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:06 PM (heN73)

5 Germany to Muslim Migrants: Offers of Youths; Offers of Jizya; Offers of Censorship

From Deutsches Reich to Deutschistan

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11255

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 17, 2016 10:07 PM (vBeA5)

6 Damned slow "new" compy!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:07 PM (OQ9R7)

7 I've been watching Combat! On YouTube. A great and fairly authentic series on WWII combat. Filmed on location, starting around 1962, its authenticity is hard to match...

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 17, 2016 10:08 PM (qYDgA)

8 Woot woot ONT

Now to check the content which is a lot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:08 PM (voOPb)

9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:09 PM (OQ9R7)

10 ...so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:09 PM (OQ9R7)

11 Hey fappers

Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:11 PM (0mRoj)

12 C.S. Lewis' "Out of the Silent Planet" is, I think, his best adult novel. Can be read alone, even though it's the last bit of a trilogy.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 17, 2016 10:12 PM (7FH+T)

13 Maet, you do damn good work on the ONT every night. I don't know how you do it.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:12 PM (0mRoj)

14 I bet happy fun ball rolls all over the mannequins' naughty bits.

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:12 PM (zt+N6)

15 Highty-Ho.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:12 PM (E7pAO)

16 What's the strange landscape they're sailing towards in that last pic?

And don't say "Germany", smartasses.

Posted by: smartassii? at March 17, 2016 10:12 PM (WSV69)

17 And away we go!

Posted by: Pete Seria at March 17, 2016 10:13 PM (/pOl7)

18 Teddy Roosevelt: "I am a Roughrider and I'm going to be tough. I claim everything west of the Mississippi for the Federal Government. No Take-Backs, No Turn-Tables, Times Infinity."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (OQ9R7)

19 You almost outdid yourself Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (voOPb)

20 Howdy all. Being kept awake by a cough that just won't be cured.

No one had a way with Christian thinking like Lewis.

Posted by: Beth M at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (kiy9d)

21 8: MH: Good Luck with your surgery man.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (ucDmr)

22 That "orgasm mushroom" was debunked pretty brutally last year: http://preview.tinyurl.com/o3njjrm

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (SA66k)

23 21 8: MH: Good Luck with your surgery man.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (ucDmr)

Wait, MH is having surgery? Don't tell me it's gender reassignment.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (0mRoj)

24 I really want to know how the hell Palin could hurt himself that many ways from a snowmobile accident.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)

25 St. Patrick's Day, and 'tis a pity: no ONT photos of beer dyed green being dispensed in Irish bars, or kittehs/doggehs dressed as leprechauns, or the Head Ewok drinking Valu-Rite garnished with shamrocks.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (3C9q2)

26 Crossing the Rhine. A few of those guys were D-Day vets. Many were corn-cobs who had no idea.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (E7pAO)

27 On a night in September 1931 three men went for an after-dinner walk on the grounds of Magdalen College of Oxford University.



Bullshit. They were crawling home from the Eagle and Child, probably on all fours.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (oKE6c)

28 With Obama getting behind Hillary I think it's unlikely she gets indicted. That or Obama is more sophisticated than I give him credit for and this is a long con.

Posted by: Kenja Time at March 17, 2016 10:07 PM (sm4Ko)
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I saw that story in the NY Times today, too. It's over. She walks. I actually thought he might calculate that he's better off letting her hang, but apparently not.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 10:16 PM (5o5ek)

29 "Wait, MH is having surgery? Don't tell me it's gender reassignment."
-Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (0mRoj)

He's having one of his two dicks removed. He's leaving his third ball because Third Ball.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:16 PM (OQ9R7)

30 [snip]

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (2Ocf1)

31 And so many of today's yutes are clamoring for a safe space. I say screw it and put all of them in that landing craft.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (9iR5/)

32 Welcome to a great ONT.

Now I have to read before taking the crabby doggehs out.

Posted by: Farmer at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (o/90i)

33 Lewis was honored in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey in 2013, the 50th anniversary of his death. His plaque has his quote "I belive in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen: not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

That was one heck of a walk!

Posted by: Jmel at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (15vyA)

34 Piston AR's main utility is alleged to be better reliability in silty conditions.

One does lose a slight amount of accuracy, BUT given the majority of HK-416 operators are SOCOM types....

"they can adapt."

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (g8Hfr)

35 C.S. Lewis claimed his inspiration was George MacDonald, who wrote a Christian fantasy called Lilith, which is one of my all-time favourite books.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (4rzL1)

36 My wife just brought me a slice of soda bread, knowing that I would be too St. Pat's drunk to get my own food. Good woman.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (2cS/G)

37 Great ONT, Maet!

Posted by: no good deed at March 17, 2016 10:18 PM (GgxVX)

38 7 I've been watching Combat! On YouTube. A great and fairly authentic series on WWII combat. Filmed on location, starting around 1962, its authenticity is hard to match...
Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 17, 2016 10:08 PM (qYDgA)



Yeah. I did not know they had eucalyptus trees in Germany.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (oKE6c)

39 I say screw it and put all of them in that landing craft.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM (9iR5/)

Just the ones that are prone to sea sickness. The rest of them? Strap a T-5 on their backs and toss em out the ass end of a C-130.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (WVsWD)

40 Shibumi: you may be confusing "Silent Planet" with "That Hideous Strength." Lewis's "Space Trilogy" begins with "Out of the Silent Planet" (Tolkeinesque philologist gets kidnapped to Mars by a couple of H.G. Wells characters, and learns that only Earth, of all the planets, is a fallen world). The second book is "Perelandra" (Ransom goes to Venus where he has to prevent another Earthman from acting as the Serpent in that second Eden). It winds up with "That Hideous Strength" (unlike the other two, focused on Earth and the tyranny of a group of corrupted scientists).

Of the three I think my personal favorite is Perelandra. The first book is a little too simple; the third book is so actively unpleasant it's hard to read.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (SA66k)

41 "I really want to know how the hell Palin could hurt himself that many ways from a snowmobile accident."


The thing about snowmobiles is they are accidents waiting to happen. Slow your ass down. Modern quads have bench seats and roll cages and radios and shit. It's like the old three-wheeler.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (E7pAO)

42 JRR Tolkien had sketched out the Silmarillion during the First World War; his son Christopher edited these stories into "The Book of Lost Tales". Most of these do suck. Most.

"The Fall of Gondolin" holds up among the finest writing Tolkien ever did.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 17, 2016 10:20 PM (6FqZa)

43
I saw that story in the NY Times today, too. It's over. She walks. I actually thought he might calculate that he's better off letting her hang, but apparently not.
Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 10:16 PM (5o5ek)

If she's president, she can pardon him for any involvement uncovered after his tenure in office. Quid pro quo, I guess.


Maet, thanks for a great ONT. I love the story of Lewis and Tolkien. Thanks

Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2016 10:20 PM (7q2ch)

44 Many were corn-cobs who had no idea.
Replacements.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247467/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:20 PM (ioqGj)

45 No gender reassignment for this guy. Hell I'm ugly enough as a guy, eeeh gadz if I were to become a chick.

Just having a Laminectomy tomorrow morning after I post the dump

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)

46 And Yale. Serially? Yale? Over Baylor? GACK!

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (9iR5/)

47 I really want to know how the hell Palin could hurt himself that many ways from a snowmobile accident.
Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)

*****

An inconveniently placed tree could have much to do with it, as could a fall over a precipice.

A guy who owned a company I worked for went over the edge and the sled fell on him. 80% handicapped from the chest down for life.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (YLidQ)

48 Todd Palin is lucky he didn't go the Sonny Bono route.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (kBIIG)

49 What's the strange landscape they're sailing towards in that last pic?

Vineyards.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (w35Hj)

50 The thing about snowmobiles is they are accidents waiting to happen. Slow your ass down. Modern quads have bench seats and roll cages and radios and shit. It's like the old three-wheeler.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (E7pAO)

Yeah, I get that, and that they're death machinges sometimes, but that many injuries? I don't think I've ever heard of so many.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (heN73)

51 Mr. Palin will have a greater accuracy predicting incoming weather than the National Weather Service's best computers.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (McRlu)

52 45 No gender reassignment for this guy. Hell I'm ugly enough as a guy, eeeh gadz if I were to become a chick.

Just having a Laminectomy tomorrow morning after I post the dump
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)

Dang. Well, Godspeed dude, and I hope you get the desired relief!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (0mRoj)

53 A guy who owned a company I worked for went over the edge and the sled fell on him. 80% handicapped from the chest down for life.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (YLidQ)

Damn.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (heN73)

54 A wonderful Irish toast/saying/observation I heard today. Say the following in your head with a thick Irish brogue:

There are iron ships and there're wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships,
And forever may they be.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (dvuhZ)

55 "For children, stuffed animals can be just as dangerous as the world's worst despots."

-- Norway's Bendik Romstad in an anti-dust campaign.

We can nuke Norway. We don't even need to think about that, really. If you think about it. What is Norway? Bad actors. Poor negotiators. Classless.

/Trump

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (OQ9R7)

56 Snowmobile Death Machine would be a great name for an Alaskan metal band.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (0mRoj)

57 "One does lose a slight amount of accuracy, BUT given the majority of HK-416 operators are SOCOM types.... "

Could not even understand a build. But I know what a .223 will do.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (E7pAO)

58 That "orgasm mushroom" was debunked pretty brutally last year: http://preview.tinyurl.com/o3njjrm

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (SA66k)


Depends on how you use the mushroom...

Posted by: The Fungal Hat at March 17, 2016 10:23 PM (vBeA5)

59 Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (oKE6c)

Some of the Oxbridge colleges have unbelievable wine cellars.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 17, 2016 10:23 PM (Zu3d9)

60 I really want to know how the hell Palin could hurt himself that many ways from a snowmobile accident.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)

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http://tinyurl.com/lg8mf62

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 10:23 PM (5o5ek)

61 I saw that story in the NY Times today, too. It's over. She walks. I actually thought he might calculate that he's better off letting her hang, but apparently not.
Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 10:16 PM (5o5ek)


Maybe the Clintons have something on him. Something really ugly.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 10:23 PM (SXU3d)

62 54

That is indeed a wonderful toast. Thanks!

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 17, 2016 10:23 PM (3C9q2)

63 "For children, stuffed animals can be just as dangerous as the world's worst despots."

-- Norway's Bendik Romstad in an anti-dust campaign.

We can nuke Norway. We don't even need to think about that, really. If you think about it. What is Norway? Bad actors. Poor negotiators. Classless.

/Trump
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (OQ9R7)


Remember, Norway is one of the few European countries smart enough to stay out of the E.U.

Posted by: The Brexit Hat at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (vBeA5)

64 In the spirit of Rubio...

FIRST!

...aaaaand I'm out. G'night Horde. Do behave and try to keep the infighting minimal and stylish, we're all we've got after all...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (D0J8L)

65 University Wants to Ban History
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As I have pointed out, the UNC School of Journalism has eliminated the requirement for any post-1865 History courses.

You see, it isn't important for 'journalists' to know anything about history. They also eliminated the requirement for Economics.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (oFSUK)

66 Sharapova is getting unfairly slammed IMO since the drug wasn't banned until January of this year. All the criticism makes it seems like she was using a drug that had been banned for years.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (MNgU2)

67 Trimegistus : I thought "Silent Planet" was a good takedown of Wilsonian Progressivism but didn't offer anything useful in its place. I liked it as a story though.

"Perelandra" might have been less successful as a story but was much better in its philosophy. Read it as a Platonic dialogue between Christianity and the modern texto-implicito and it becomes a work of genius.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (6FqZa)

68 Killer ONT, Maet.
*doffs green Derby*

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:25 PM (oFSUK)

69
I can offer orgasm seeking gals an idea for a much easier to find object that has a proven success rate and is also much easier to handle!

Just trust me, it's yuuuge!

Posted by: White Male College Grad Right handed Handsome Tall Executive at March 17, 2016 10:25 PM (wN82N)

70 I always thought Lewis was the Christian, while Tolkein was not.

The first fantasy series I ever read was the Narnia series. I didn't even realize the Christian themes until the final book (I was young).

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 10:25 PM (kBIIG)

71 Mister B Natural will teach you how to be popular.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:25 PM (FkBIv)

72 Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)

The 2nd leading cause of death for males between 18 and 55 in my county is ATV accidents, and snowmobiles are a helluva lot bigger and heavier.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 17, 2016 10:25 PM (q1FtT)

73 A most excellent ONT.

Thanks, Maet.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 17, 2016 10:25 PM (P8951)

74 [snip]

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (SA66k)

75 I saw that story in the NY Times today, too. It's over. She walks. I actually thought he might calculate that he's better off letting her hang, but apparently not.
Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 10:16 PM (5o5ek)

Maybe the Clintons have something on him. Something really ugly.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 10:23 PM (SXU3d)


Or perhaps he plans to get her to nominate a far Left Veep like Julian Castro or Tom Perez. Then after the election, but before the Electoral College meets, she is indicted, and her electors all vote for her Veep as President.

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (vBeA5)

76 40
Of the three I think my personal favorite is Perelandra. The first book is a little too simple; the third book is so actively unpleasant it's hard to read.
Posted by: Trimegistus at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (SA66k)
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Well, That Hideous Strength is non-fiction. (Heh.)
Too true to life now.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (T/5A0)

77
Hmmm... have bunch of the Rhino MST3K tapes I picked up on the cheap back in the day. In a box -- somewhere.

As I recall, the first 3 KTMA episodes are lost, except in excepts on other tapes. Everything else is at least available in bootleg form, I think.

mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_released_episodes

Also:

"Trumpy, you come down from there this instant!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (kdS6q)

78 Snowmobiles, booze and/or drugs, high speed. Medium sled will put you up to 80mph in a heartbeat or two. Crashing at high speed or having roll on you would do that kind of damage

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (voOPb)

79 [snip]

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (NPofj)

80 And the green ONT is a cute touch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (voOPb)

81 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (EzgxV)

82 nice ONT

Posted by: jake at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (Onoqd)

83 Fun read. Thanks Maet.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (R5HRU)

84
I just noticed what an absolutely appropriate comment number I got for my previous post.

Must be one of my many privilege virtues.

Posted by: White Male College Grad Right handed Handsome Tall Executive at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (wN82N)

85 56 Snowmobile Death Machine would be a great name for an Alaskan metal band.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (0mRoj)


For some reason, in Alaska, they call them Snowmachines. In Michigan a snowmachine as a machine that makes snow for ski slopes.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (SXU3d)

86 I have a copy of "That Hideous Book" (as JRRT called it). Maybe this weekend will be the weekend to try it -

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (6FqZa)

87 You see, it isn't important for 'journalists' to know anything about history. They also eliminated the requirement for Economics.
Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (oFSUK)

****

Well, their past Grads had not exactly covered themselves up in glory with their Economic prowess even after taking their courses, so why not?

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:27 PM (YLidQ)

88 A friend of mine smugly posted about how she would "rather have a thousand lazy bums live off my tax dollars than let one poverty stricken family go without food or shelter." I asked her if she would accept that ratio from a private charity or would she donate to something else? It didn't go well. The cancer charity post reminds me of this conversation.

Posted by: no good deed at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (GgxVX)

89 "I don't think I've ever heard of so many."

No, but maybe that's the way things are there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (E7pAO)

90 march madness is already got me ready to shoot my fucking t.v. bad as this primary bullshit. wgiaf? not my stupid white ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (ucDmr)

91 Go to the Daily Caller before it scrolls away. A well-cleavaged Romania weather girl was giving the weather and broke out into jumping jacks for some reason while doing it.

She suffered a calamitous wardrobe malfunction, with those big beautiful things just popping right out.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (dvuhZ)

92 57 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:22 PM (E7pAO)


The gun is usually more accurate than the shooter given the caliber and the ranges in play.

However it is true that there is more barrel wobble for most shooters in an HK-416 compared to the traditional gas impingement AR platform.

That said we are discussing ordinarily a variation of ~1/4th inch or less wobble in a shot group.

I am shocked at the failure life of the GI and PD ARs being that close.

I would have thought (given my limited experience with PD ARs) that the PD would have had at least a 10-15% longer life.

I'll need to winnow out the details, the equivalent wear rate makes sense if they literally shot out the bore.

PD ARs *are* MUCH MUCH cleaner operating per ammo cycle.

IMHO if you want a PD AR go buy a STANAG mag Galil

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (g8Hfr)

93 Torgo's theme

https://youtu.be/e0s9OC6rzAA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (FkBIv)

94 48 Todd Palin is lucky he didn't go the Sonny Bono route.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (kBIIG)


Marrying Cher and fathering Chaz? Yep, he dodged a bullet.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (jV8Mq)

95 Was Todd Palin attempting to recreate Evel Knievel's Caesar's Palace jump?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (JO9+V)

96 And me toast to all me fine friends on the Ace O' Spades in honor of St Patty's day!
*ahem*
*lifts ale*
Friends may come
And Friends may go
And Friends may peter out, you know.
But we'll be Friends
Through thick and thin
Peter out, or peter in!
*slams beer, slams down empty bottle*
*belches and wipes off moustache*


Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (9iR5/)

97 Her priorities are seriously screwy.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (NPofj)

****

FFS, please give it a rest.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (YLidQ)

98 1. Automatic revolvers are way more dangerous than a .50 cal.

2. Who knew that the young adult novel, "The Hunger Games," would be so precedent?

3. Depending on how the nomination turns out, it may be a good time for a second look at Gary Johnson instead of staying home. It would lead to the same outcome

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (xVgrA)

99 My only wish,
is that when the Lord comes for us ,
he takes Michael Flatley first...

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (2cS/G)

100 [snip]

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (ioqGj)

101 While Norway stayed out of the EU, Oslo is the most expensive city I've ever been to. Far more expensive than London and Paris. A burger at TGIF was $25.

My favorite city of those Baltic countries is Helsinki.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 10:30 PM (kBIIG)

102 You see, it isn't important for 'journalists' to know anything about history. They also eliminated the requirement for Economics.
Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (oFSUK)


Well, the tv journalists are really there to read off a teleprompter anyway. I suspect that Ted Baxter was pretty accurate.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 10:30 PM (SXU3d)

103 Man Teddy Roosevelt might have been the first Progressive but the guy was all types of bad ass.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 10:30 PM (R5HRU)

104 Lotta interesting content.

Fire in space. Maybe I better read that one.

Justasec.

Ok, first, there are no convection currents in zero g, could be some slight effect in micro g. So the fire should be self extinguishing.

Second without convection currents, the only way to cool the hot spot is by radiation. Convection currents that carry away the hot gas carries away much more heat much faster.

With a persistent hot spot, the fire can re-ignite if something ventilates the compartment; open a door, launch something through the door like a person, or a fan turns on to move the air inside.

And I hope the cameras stay on so they can watch the capsule disintegrated during re-entry. That would be more interesting than watching a slowly burning block of flammable material.

Posted by: Donnie Brook at March 17, 2016 10:30 PM (Rg+BC)

105 Carnival
The wheels fly and the colors spin
Through alcohol
Red wine that punctures the skin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYxQpxD3oQk

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo posts u2's best song at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (6FqZa)

106 Mr. O'Hammer is in the house

Good to see

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (voOPb)

107 No gender reassignment for this guy. Hell I'm ugly enough as a guy, eeeh gadz if I were to become a chick.



Just having a Laminectomy tomorrow morning after I post the dump

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)



Be safe MisHum and know you are in our prayers. If your recovery from back surgery is anything like son2's, prepare for a shit ton of walking as part of your recovery.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (NPofj)

108 Maria should have just hidden in her panic room or run out the back door when the drug testers showed up. Amateur.

Posted by: S. Williams at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (nFdGS)

109 "For some reason, in Alaska, they call them Snowmachines. "


Yeah, never heard that before. They are "snowmobiles."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (E7pAO)

110 [snip]

Posted by: Optimizer at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (/q6+P)

111 "Remember, Norway is one of the few European countries smart enough to stay out of the E.U."
-Posted by: The Brexit Hat at March 17, 2016 10:24 PM (vBeA5)

Yes, Sir. Had you not posted that I would have been ignorant of that fact. My "/Trump" was clearly not enough to allow you to realize my sarcasm and I am now more learned for the experience.

In the future, I will phrase my body more seriously and allow my sock to do the speaking.

My education at your feet has been pleasant, Sir.

Damnit, Hat!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (OQ9R7)

112 Her priorities are seriously screwy.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (NPofj)

And your timeline might be a bit off.

Her appearance was cancelled and she flew home to Alaska.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (Zu3d9)

113 103 Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 10:30 PM (R5HRU)


Eh...a sane cogent argument can be made Abe Lincoln was the prototype.

And I have a hard time hating on TR for the most part b/c the idiocy had not been tried.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (g8Hfr)

114 Some of the Oxbridge colleges have unbelievable wine cellars.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 17, 2016 10:23 PM (Zu3d9)



This is true.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (oKE6c)

115 38 7 I've been watching Combat! On YouTube. A great and fairly authentic series on WWII combat. Filmed on location, starting around 1962, its authenticity is hard to match...
Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 17, 2016 10:08 PM (qYDgA)


Yeah. I did not know they had eucalyptus trees in Germany.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (oKE6c)


I've only gotten through seasons 1 and 2, but both of those are set, and filmed I believe, in France...

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (qYDgA)

116 She suffered a calamitous wardrobe malfunction, with those big beautiful things just popping right out.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (dvuhZ)

****

I can not go there, even for that.

That site causes vaporlock here, even with Javascript turned off.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (YLidQ)

117 Norway has some hot wimminz and pumps alot of North Sea oil

Posted by: jake at March 17, 2016 10:32 PM (Onoqd)

118 Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (NPofj)

She was already *at* the place of the rally. Cancelled and went home when she heard.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 17, 2016 10:32 PM (GDulk)

119 Apropos that you included a quote from Teddy Roosevelt from the 1912 election. That's the election that he went third party against Taft and the Republicans thereby guaranteeing the election of one of the most left-wing Presidents in history, Hill...oops, I meant Woodrw Wilson. The more things change...

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at March 17, 2016 10:32 PM (Rtyzj)

120 Marrying Cher and fathering Chaz? Yep, he dodged a bullet.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (jV8Mq)

LOL

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:32 PM (NPofj)

121 Misanthropic H,

Prayers sent...

you're one of the good ones...hope you are ok.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:32 PM (g8Hfr)

122 " Mr. O'Hammer is in the house "



Good to hear. What's the evening purveying?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:33 PM (E7pAO)

123 Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (g8Hfr)

I'd kill for either I can tell you that much.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 10:33 PM (R5HRU)

124 3. Depending on how the nomination turns out, it may be a good time for a second look at Gary Johnson instead of staying home. It would lead to the same outcome

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 17, 2016 10:29 PM (xVgrA)


It would have an effect on down-ticket races.

Also, while I disagree with Johnson on many matters, he was a good Governor.

Posted by: The Down-Ticket Hat at March 17, 2016 10:33 PM (vBeA5)

125 119 Posted by: Lamont Cranston at March 17, 2016 10:32 PM (Rtyzj)


"Never Taft!"

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (g8Hfr)

126 My wife just brought me a slice of soda bread, knowing that I would be too St. Pat's drunk to get my own food. Good woman.
Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 10:17 PM

You are a "Lucky Man", key up ELP.

My wife made corned beef, cabbage, carrots and taters last night. Tonight we had heavenly Reuben sammiches.

Always thought I was just part Scots-Irish till I had my DNA done. Turns out a bit is real Irish!


Posted by: Farmer at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (o/90i)

127 Adblock (with some custom filters) seems to keep Daily Caller from locking up the broswer for me (some shit doesn't work, though).

But, looking at the video, they blur it out when they pop out, so it's a let down. But she's got some serious bouncy boobage there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (dvuhZ)

128 prepare for a shit ton of walking as part of your recovery.

Yeah, my first PT was walking around the living room twice, three times per day. It was brutal at first.

Posted by: no good deed at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (GgxVX)

129 "Never Taft!"

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (g8Hfr)


Shut yo mouth!

Posted by: Taft's Pimp Hat at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (vBeA5)

130 You can pretty much get every episode of MST3K on YouTube.

My favorite is the Leech Woman.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (BS8yt)

131 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (YJmuy)

132
I meant Woodrw Wilson. The more things change...
Posted by: Lamont Cranston


He kept us out of war until he sent us over there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (FkBIv)

133 "Never Taft!". That was pretty funny.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (2cS/G)

134 127 Adblock (with some custom filters) seems to keep Daily Caller from locking up the broswer for me (some shit doesn't work, though).

But, looking at the video, they blur it out when they pop out, so it's a let down. But she's got some serious bouncy boobage there.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 10:34 PM (dvuhZ)

There are full frontal pics of her out there.

And they are spectacular.

Posted by: eman at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (MQEz6)

135 Hmmm, so finally availed myself of happy hour at work. I give the st paddy's day party 2 snaps up. In a circle. And I MAY. Key word, MAY, have secured some beefcake for the 'ettes.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (k53nK)

136 Evening Blanco.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (YLidQ)

137 C.S. Lewis was an atheist, or at best, an agnostic. It was the passage of time, and the getting of wisdom, that altered his perspective profoundly.

Same was true of Malcolm Muggeridge.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (oFSUK)

138 123 Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 10:33 PM (R5HRU)


My family did kill for Abe...

come to think on it given I have an ancestor who fought in the Philippine Insurrection possibly TR too.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (g8Hfr)

139 Last year watched all of Combat! then for giggles Rat Patrol.
Kirby becomes the BAR man and never once aims the thing.
Just saying hi to the the ONTers.

Posted by: Skip at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (fizMZ)

140 And then Wilson jailed a few who complained about getting into the war.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (dvuhZ)

141 Evening horde.

Y'all are still breathing?

Why do you hate the Irish so?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (hlMPp)

142 112 Her priorities are seriously screwy.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (NPofj)

And your timeline might be a bit off.

Her appearance was cancelled and she flew home to Alaska.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (Zu3d9)

No I think she attended. I think that's where she used the phrase 'punk ass thuggery'.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (MNgU2)

143 I've only gotten through seasons 1 and 2, but both of those are set, and filmed I believe, in France...
Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (qYDgA)



Maybe, but it looks like the hill country of SoCal to me. Which would make a lot more sense financially.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (oKE6c)

144 45 No gender reassignment for this guy. Hell I'm ugly enough as a guy, eeeh gadz if I were to become a chick.

Just having a Laminectomy tomorrow morning after I post the dump

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)



Best of luck!!!! May the surgery do everything it's supposed to do, improve your sex life as a side effect, and may your recovery take half the time the books say it should.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (EzgxV)

145

"Chief?"

"McCloud!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (kdS6q)

146 Just talkin' about Taft.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (FkBIv)

147 OT - Whoa...Wichita State is pounding Arizona right now --- ahead 16 pts with 4 minutes to go.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (T/5A0)

148 Hate to shoot a butt like that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (FkBIv)

149 Looks like a bunch of people are ticking off Maet.

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (zt+N6)

150 Thanks for all the well wishes.

I need to walk red anti I've become a walrus since the knee replacement of '13

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (voOPb)

151 My favorite MST 3000 episode was the one where there was a show at a carnival. The beautiful women in the show wore horrible costumes and were clearly men. The lead woman in this show had a chin like Jon Hamm's. The dancing in the show was worse than what you see in a high school talent show. It was pretty funny.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (SXU3d)

152 Taft followed one possible "wet dream" scenario for Barky....

President who became Chief Justice...

"pray against it"

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (g8Hfr)

153 Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:26 PM (NPofj)



She was already *at* the place of the rally. Cancelled and went home when she heard.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 17, 2016 10:32 PM (GDulk)

The accident was in the news before the rally on Monday... she likely found out before it was in the news as he was injured on Sunday. There is no way I would have stuck around for a rally the next day if my husband was in intensive care.


This is not a new observation nor does it have anything to do really with Trump. She is not family first and it bothers me tremendously. Her kids have seemingly needed more attention than they get from her for a while and now this.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (NPofj)

154 Piston AR's main utility is alleged to be better reliability in silty conditions.

One does lose a slight amount of accuracy, BUT given the majority of HK-416 operators are SOCOM types....

"they can adapt."

Posted by: sven10077
****

There is a thread on AR-15.COM where the Vegas owner of an indoor shooting experience range hates all the piston type AR's they have tried. Only one has been ok. The HK416.
They haven't tried them all, but there were too many failures with others.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (hVdx9)

155 Time to hit the ol' hay.



Night all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (E7pAO)

156 What's the strange landscape they're sailing towards in that last pic?

And don't say "Germany", smartasses.



*parachutes into the thread*

Don't know if this has been answered.

The banks of the Rhine are sculpted into vinyards for much of its length, so you're looking at Riesling-to-be.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (1xUj/)

157 150 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (voOPb)


come to Butte...we can limp 3.3 to 5 miles a day....

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (g8Hfr)

158 ..."Why do you hate the Irish so?"
-Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (hlMPp)

We now have moar snakes.

*throws down gauntlet*

I will NEVER drink a Shamrock Shake!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (OQ9R7)

159 149 Looks like a bunch of people are ticking off Maet.
Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (zt+N6)

Taunting Happy Fun Ball is always a poor strategy.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (0mRoj)

160 Nothing makes me laugh like a good snowmobile wreck. I hate those f'n things.

Posted by: Garrett at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (MvFEq)

161 I think I hear someone Googling furiously.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (ioqGj)

162 *****

FFS, please just.....STOP. ONT! Remember?

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (YLidQ)

163 Why do you hate the Irish so?
Posted by: RWC
-----------------

Muldoon's puns.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (oFSUK)

164 Thanks for all the well wishes.



I need to walk red anti I've become a walrus since the knee replacement of '13

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (voOPb)

Son2 had to walk at least 2 miles a day and MAN did he walk fast when he was walking angry because of the pain.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (NPofj)

165
My favorite MST 3000 episode was the one where there was a show at a carnival.

Incredibly Strange Creatures...?

https://youtu.be/FozX2fNBQKg

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (FkBIv)

166 154 Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (hVdx9)


Makes sense.

I *almost* dropped the hammer on a piston conversion kit but some guys I know in 10th Mtn said "meh."

Glad I relented.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (g8Hfr)

167 Maet, as said by others, a truly outstanding ONT.

Misanthropic Humanitarian, I do hope your surgery goes well tomorrow.

Hammer.

And to you other sourpusses. Smile.

You know who you are.

Posted by: Tobacco O'Road at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (on01m)

168 Nite RK

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (oFSUK)

169 70 I always thought Lewis was the Christian, while Tolkein was not.

Lewis wrote fiction that was clearly based on Christianity; Tolkien did not.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (P8951)

170 I did. I did hear someone Googling furiously.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (ioqGj)

171 "Looks like a bunch of people are ticking off Maet."
-Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (zt+N6)

Saying words can do that. He doesn't mind those from beyond the grave, apparently.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (OQ9R7)

172 TR

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (oFSUK)

173 Don't know much about history
Don't know much about biology
...
*this gonna be one long fucking song*

Students at WWU

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (gyKtp)

174 FFS, please just.....STOP. ONT! Remember?

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (YLid

Tim... if this topic bothers you, feel free to skip my posts. I won't be insulted. Really.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (NPofj)

175 Who was holding Todd's beer?

Posted by: eman at March 17, 2016 10:41 PM (MQEz6)

176 146 Just talkin' about Taft.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (FkBIv)



Well, he can dig it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:41 PM (oKE6c)

177 Mis Humanitarian-prayers your way. Lumbar or Cervical? I've had two cervical laminectomies, first failed (done in London) second worked beautifully (done in Texas, with a fusion.) Do the physical therapy-it makes all the difference.

Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2016 10:41 PM (7q2ch)

178 G'Night, Ricardo.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:41 PM (OQ9R7)

179 MisHum,
Don't worry, Dreamer will drag your ass around!
Best wishes on your "procedure!"

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 17, 2016 10:41 PM (xVgrA)

180 I knew a man who hit a tree with his snowmobile while driving slowly around his yard. The handlebar hit him in the gut, rupturing an artery going to his liver. He died of internal bleeding before the ambulance could get to him.
More daring snowmobilers have a game in the mountains of seeing how far they can make it going straight up the side of a mountain. Sometimes avalanches happen.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2016 10:42 PM (4rzL1)

181 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (voOPb)
I'm praying for you. Fellow back surgery alum here. I hope you recover quickly.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 10:42 PM (egOGm)

182 G'night and a prayer for your safe surgery and quick recovery, MH.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 17, 2016 10:42 PM (P8951)

183 Tolkien was more subtle. Lewis had a Message and was going to thump it into you with every page.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 17, 2016 10:42 PM (6FqZa)

184 Evening everyone!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 10:42 PM (fC9RO)

185
Why do you hate the Irish so?

Posted by: RWC>>>

I'll put up Leprechaun 4 in Space.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (On7rW)

186 I was told there would be no myths on this blog.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (NeFrd)

187 Switched to PBS tonight because there really wasn't anything else on, they have a Joe Bonomassa special on. Damn, he really knows his way around a guitar. Good blues.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (9iR5/)

188 88 A friend of mine smugly posted about how she would "rather have a thousand lazy bums live off my tax dollars than let one poverty stricken family go without food or shelter."
Posted by: no good deed at March 17, 2016 10:28 PM (GgxVX)


Tell her to go live in a neighborhood where the majority of people are living off welfare. She should also send her children to a school where most of the kids come from welfare homes. As a matter of fact, Detroit has a lot of cheap houses. These shithole neighborhoods, cities, and schools were created by a welfare system that rewards people for being irresponsible. I don't know one white liberal who would ever live anywhere near a welfare neighborhood, or send their kids to a school in a welfare area. Not one.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (SXU3d)

189 Not wanting to go political, but I wanted to recount my observations at the Clark County (Nevada) GOP Central Committee in a hopefully neutral fashion that doesn't invoke any of the remaining GOP candidates (mostly because things run far deepter than that):

Shenanigans hare happening in Nevada.

Delegates to the county conventions were selected at the Caucus. Because some people working at the caucus couln't be at their own caucus sight, provision was made for those individuals to automatically become delegates. There are accusations of unnamed campaigns trying to use this as a "loophole" to pack the county convention, and elect delegates to the state convention, wherein the delegates to the nation convention are elected (along with the GOP electors).

Now, it turns out that many people were mislead about becoming delegates. People were allowed to pre-register for the county convention. Many were told that was all they needed to do to go to the convention. It turns out that physical forms (in triplicate) are necissary to register for the convention (these forms were available at the caucus for anyone interested in self-nominating). Many people who pre-registered didn't know about this, even though the information was hidden away in an e-mail that covered many things. The forms are due before the end of this month.

Out of 3000 eligable delegates, only about 1600 so far have turned in the form. This means that you could have potentially hundreds of people show up and be barred from the county convention.

There is also corruption afoot. The county chair apparently got kickbacks from the casino holding the convention. The county chair is more of a Gov. Sandoval friendly establishment type. However, the state party (which is beyond a joke) is led by a man who resigned from the Las Vegas city council over "land deals". The state party is controlled by Ron Paul type zealots.

Good thing that the GOP's real strength is controlled by Sandoval's machine...

This will be fun to watch...

Posted by: The Committee Hat at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (vBeA5)

190
Muldoon's puns.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (oFSUK)


Ahhhhh. Makes sense now

*kick ass hash BTW

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (hlMPp)

191 The thing about snowmobiles is they are accidents waiting to happen. Slow your ass down. Modern quads have bench seats and roll cages and radios and shit. It's like the old three-wheeler.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM

I remember tending bar about 30 yrs ago, this hot gal md a dr and he killed himself running a snowmobile into a barbwire fence in MI. Sad story.

Posted by: Farmer at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (o/90i)

192 Tim... if this topic bothers you, feel free to skip my posts. I won't be insulted. Really.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (NPofj)

****

Sure. By all means exercise your Gawt Damned right to put politics on the ONT. Let me know how that works out for ya.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (YLidQ)

193 Sven we should limp about

A Tobacco Road sighting, awesome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)

194 "Tim... if this topic bothers you, feel free to skip my posts. I won't be insulted. Really."
-Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (NPofj)

Seriously. Don't take this bullshit onto the ONT.

My apologies for the terse language.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (OQ9R7)

195 Another Irish Drinking Song - Da Vinci's Notebook

https://youtu.be/vz9nHvmdAb4

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (zt+N6)

196 [snipped with prejudice]

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (ioqGj)

197 186 I was told there would be no myths on this blog

Seamus,
That was "math," not myth.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (xVgrA)

198 149 Looks like a bunch of people are ticking off Maet.

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:37 PM (zt+N6)



Is that what the [snip] things are? It's kinda peculiar -- Maet usually doesn't snip when he can wallop.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 17, 2016 10:45 PM (EzgxV)

199 "Seriously. Don't take this bullshit onto the ONT. "

You watch your language there young man.

-1 Beers for you!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 10:45 PM (WVsWD)

200 Well yeah, you could get an HK416, but you suck, and they hate you.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 17, 2016 10:46 PM (Lv0zB)

201 Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (YLidQ)

Its part of the ONT post. What are you talking about?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 10:46 PM (MNgU2)

202 "I was told there would be no myths on this blog."
-Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (NeFrd)

...and you fell for it, Sisyphus.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:46 PM (OQ9R7)

203 Tell her to go live in a neighborhood where the majority of people are living off welfare. She should also send her children to a school where most of the kids come from welfare homes. As a matter of fact, Detroit has a lot of cheap houses. These shithole neighborhoods, cities, and schools were created by a welfare system that rewards people for being irresponsible. I don't know one white liberal who would ever live anywhere near a welfare neighborhood, or send their kids to a school in a welfare area. Not one.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (SXU3d)


Solution: 1). But up city blocks; 2). Build fortress and man it with warriors; 3). Go on raiding parties until the peasants submit to you; 4). Consolidate control with others who have built fortresses; 5). Order.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Feudal Lord. at March 17, 2016 10:46 PM (vBeA5)

204 I've only gotten through seasons 1 and 2, but both of those are set, and filmed I believe, in France...
Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (qYDgA)


Maybe, but it looks like the hill country of SoCal to me. Which would make a lot more sense financially.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:36 PM (oKE6c)
----IMDB lists one filming location in France and about a dozen in Southern California.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (KlVdw)

205 185
Why do you hate the Irish so?

Posted by: RWC>>>

I'll put up Leprechaun 4 in Space.
Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (On7rW)

Wow. You sat through it?



Ok, brain freeze. Hot SI swimsuit model back I. The day - Kelly O' something.

*just remembered it and gonna finish typing 'cause I'm a moron.

Kathy Ireland.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (hlMPp)

206 201 Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:44 PM (YLidQ)

Its part of the ONT post. What are you talking about?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 10:46 PM (MNgU2)



Then why are the people being asses about it getting their posts wiped?

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (zt+N6)

207 If MH has to do a lot of walking as part of his rehab, he picked the right time of year to have surgery. It's been a mild winter and should be nice weather by the time you're able to walk (hopefully it won't be too hot).

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (P8951)

208 Doesn't it get of tiresome though, pointing out how imperfect other people are?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (WVsWD)

209 I'm not prejudiced. I'm a bigot.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:48 PM (ioqGj)

210 Just for fun, I just started watching an episode of "Combat!", and I can almost hear my late father yelling at the screen, "Spread out, goddamnit!" as half a dozen guys stand shoulder to shoulder to have a chin wag.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 17, 2016 10:48 PM (oKE6c)

211 20
Howdy all. Being kept awake by a cough that just won't be cured.



No one had a way with Christian thinking like Lewis.

Posted by: Beth M at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (kiy9d)

Eat chocolate, better than codeine at suppressing a cough.

Posted by: Mister Ghost at March 17, 2016 10:48 PM (DWCd3)

212 137
Same was true of Malcolm Muggeridge.
Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (oFSUK)
----------
One of my favorites.
Now, that man understood in his bones the vanity of politics.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 17, 2016 10:49 PM (T/5A0)

213 That green headline is racist against Irish Protestants.

*punches nearest bystander*

Posted by: DC in River City at March 17, 2016 10:49 PM (e+1S5)

214
C.S. Lewis was an atheist, or at best, an agnostic. It was the passage
of time, and the getting of wisdom, that altered his perspective
profoundly.



Same was true of Malcolm Muggeridge.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:35 PM (oFSUK)


Lewis's "Mere Christianity" shows that thought path he took. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:50 PM (NPofj)

215 Wow. You sat through it?>>>

15 Minutes was enough (actually the half mirror head Sergent at about 5 minutes was a sign of things to come). So no I did not feel the full punishment of the movie.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 10:50 PM (On7rW)

216 "Lewis wrote fiction that was clearly based on Christianity; Tolkien did not."

I once read the opening few passages of the Silmarillion to my Dad (he's a minister) and he immediately said "Gospel of Luke"

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 10:50 PM (kBIIG)

217 Maet usually doesn't snip when he can wallop.
Yes, Maet is mohel-velous.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:50 PM (ioqGj)

218 213 That green headline is racist against Irish Protestants.

*punches nearest bystander*

Posted by: DC in River City at March 17, 2016 10:49 PM (e+1S5)



A Darker Green would be better. That's kind of harsh on a white background.

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:50 PM (zt+N6)

219 Howdy all. Being kept awake by a cough that just won't be cured.





No one had a way with Christian thinking like Lewis.



Posted by: Beth M at March 17, 2016 10:14 PM (kiy9d)


Have you tried whiskey with lemon and honey mixed in?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:51 PM (NPofj)

220 Mike Hammer. Have you read Lewis' Surprised by Joy - his autobiography?

Posted by: Beth M at March 17, 2016 10:51 PM (kiy9d)

221 Lindafell yikes Dreamer will be a challenge

Probably have his pinch collar on

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb)

222 159 149 Taunting Happy Fun Ball is always a poor strategy.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (

Buzzion seems to have a pretty busy life after death.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 10:51 PM (k53nK)

223
Kathy Ireland.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA


Alien From L.A.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:51 PM (FkBIv)

224
I was told there would be no myths on this blog.Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 10:43 PM (NeFrd)
----
Just a myth-conception on your part.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 17, 2016 10:51 PM (KlVdw)

225 Shooting on full auto to failure is a test of thermal control, not long term build up of residue. Stupid experiment. Fun, but stupid.

Posted by: Jean at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (cXiMR)

226 A Darker Green would be better. That's kind of harsh on a white background.

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 10:50 PM (zt+N6)


The White background has White Privilege, so being harsh on it is Social Justice!!1!

Posted by: Critical Web Studies Major (with a minor in intersectionality) at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (vBeA5)

227 Lewis's "Mere Christianity" shows that thought path he took. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:50 PM (NPofj)
-------------------------
It is indeed a great little book. It was written as a series of radio addresses during the war years, and is easier to absorb than some of his other stratospheric theology.

Posted by: Tobacco O'Road at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (on01m)

228 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (hlMPp)
Kathy Ireland is from Santa Barbara. She used to babysit a friend of mine and her little sister. My friend said she was really sweet.
I think Kathy Ireland may live in Montecito.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (egOGm)

229 I ask of Our Lord that our friend, Misanthropic Humanitarian find healing and comfort before and after his surgery.

Might our thoughts be with you, as you deal with such difficulties.

Should Family and friends allow you a soft place to land during your time of need.

Blessings and Love,
-*Amen*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (OQ9R7)

230 A myth ith ath good ath a mile.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (ioqGj)

231 Had 85+% of L 4/5 removed 7 years back or so...

Best moment of my life was waking up after that surgery. First time in over 15 years I wasn't in constant pain.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (MvFEq)

232
We now have moar snakes.

*throws down gauntlet*

I will NEVER drink a Shamrock Shake!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:38 PM (OQ9R7)

We'll just get more mongooses.


*never had a Shamrock Shake. Just mint right?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:53 PM (hlMPp)

233 This is the thread where we pistol-whip the next moron who says 'shenanigans'.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 17, 2016 10:54 PM (6FqZa)

234 Colorado Alex!!!


DC!


Brawl!!!!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 10:54 PM (k53nK)

235 Best moment of my life was waking up after that surgery. First time in over 15 years I wasn't in constant pain.
Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (MvFEq)

*****

I am not there yet, but getting close. That 60 foot flight ten years ago was a helluva thing.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:54 PM (YLidQ)

236 Just having a Laminectomy tomorrow morning after I post the dump
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)

Be well MH. Been there done that. It was a great help. Best of luck to ya,


Posted by: Farmer at March 17, 2016 10:54 PM (o/90i)

237 Fast paced tonight. I go and check a couple of emails and you guys have dropped 100+ posts.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (YJmuy)

238 "Doesn't it get of tiresome though, pointing out how imperfect other people are?"
-Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (WVsWD)

Holy shit. This is either a Copybook Heading or a tattoo.

...get it done in Chinese, because it would be cooler.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (OQ9R7)

239 Shooting on full auto to failure is a test of thermal control, not long
term build up of residue. Stupid experiment. Fun, but stupid.>>>

Accidentally picking up an AK by the barrel after a couple quick 30 round mags is a lesson in the amount of heat generated by shooting bullets. I'm sure it's worse if you can afford to burn endless ammo.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (On7rW)

240 In other news, evidently the prospect of leaving #Failifornia just got more real to the fiancee.




Kubler-Ross had the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Negotiation, Depression, and Acceptance. When we were implementing Sarbanes-Oxley solutions, we'd joke about "DANDA" as an acronym.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (EzgxV)

241 Mister ghost and redbanzai. I've had the codeine cough syruo for a while. Plus allergy meds. Today the doc added an inhaler and singulair.

Posted by: Beth M at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (kiy9d)

242 Just talkin' about Taft.

Taft was the first prez to throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day-- 1910, the Washington Senators vs. the Philadelphia Athletics. And he had a much better throwing arm than Preznit Mom Jeans.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (3C9q2)

243 Donna V &&&&&&&

We are on day 5 of rain & snow mixed ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:56 PM (voOPb)

244 Maet... I saw the sip above. Sorry I offended. In a non-political way though the Todd Palin story bothers me.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:56 PM (NPofj)

245 ..."*never had a Shamrock Shake. Just mint right?"
-Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:53 PM (hlMPp)

I don't even know. I've never had one.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:56 PM (OQ9R7)

246 Some more Irish fun:

May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have
A coin or two inside!

May your pockets be heavy,
And may your heart be light,
And may good luck pursue you,
Every day and night.

And let misfortune follow you the rest of your life,
But never once catch up!

And may you have food an raiment,
And a soft pillow for your head,
And be in Heaven a full hour,
Before the Devil knows your're dead.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 10:57 PM (dvuhZ)

247 Give it a rest.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 10:57 PM (ioqGj)

248 Boy, there are a lot of us here that have had back surgery.
Anterior fusion C 5/6. Posterior fusion C 5/6.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 10:57 PM (egOGm)

249 I don't even know. I've never had one.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:56 PM (OQ9R7)

****

I have. Meehhh.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:57 PM (YLidQ)

250
228 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:47 PM (hlMPp)
Kathy Ireland is from Santa Barbara. She used to babysit a friend of mine and her little sister. My friend said she was really sweet.
I think Kathy Ireland may live in Montecito.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 10:52 PM (egOGm)

How big is Montecito? Any chance you can narrow it down? Street name?

Kidding. She always came off as the girl next door type. Glad to hear it backed up.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (hlMPp)

251 I love when Eric burns down different guns. The biggest surprise he's done is taking down a full auto Glock 17 (not a real 1 and that thing just couldn't be killed once the poly guide rod was replaced.

It had problems in the end, but they weren't catastrophic.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (Lv0zB)

252 never had a Shamrock Shake. Just mint right?"

-Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:53 PM (hlMPp)



I don't even know. I've never had one.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:56 PM (OQ9R7)

Not really mint... just "green" flavored.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (NPofj)

253 A McDonalds Shamrock shake would be awesome with a couple shots of Whiskey I bet.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (On7rW)

254 CaliGirl,
I noticed the other night there was some discussion of trying to diet/lose weight without feeling hungry.
I wondered if you've ever looked into Mireille GuIliano's book Roth the silly title "French Women Don't Get Fat"?
It's almost more of a philosophy book than a diet book but it's well worth a read for learning how to eat, move and love your body while enjoying it all and never feeling deprived.
Thought you might be interested.

Nice ONT btw Maet!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (9f3NM)

255 Personally, the appeal of being a garbage man would be not having to think too much. Just drive down the street.

Waste Management has these new trucks where they don't even get out of the truck. They pull up to the can, a forklift grabs it, dumps it in the back, puts the can back. You just drive to the next house.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (kBIIG)

256 I've always been of the opinion that CS Lewis was far better at non-fiction than fiction, though all of my kids loved the Narnia books.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (T/5A0)

257 :Give it a rest.:

I second this.

Posted by: that chicken at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (6FqZa)

258 "I have. Meehhh."
-Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 10:57 PM (YLidQ)

I always had strawberry. I liked it and they can make of it as they will.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (OQ9R7)

259 Posted by: twoslaps at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (jcKFG)

****

We hardly knew ya. That is a very good thing.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:00 PM (YLidQ)

260 Incredibly Strange Creatures...?

https://youtu.be/FozX2fNBQKg
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:39 PM (FkBIv)

Yup, that's it. I just watched a dance scene, and one of their jokes was about it being a tribute to Madeline Albright.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:00 PM (SXU3d)

261 That's enough quality ONT to keep me busy for days - thanks, Matlock Error.

Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:00 PM (rI15C)

262 248- Cali girl. do your plates click sometimes, when you bend your neck?

Mine do, and at first, it was unnerving. Much better now.

My lower back is janked up because of the accident to my neck, but I admit I'm afraid of more surgery. I've been having pain treatments, but they do less and less to help. So those of you who have had lower back surgery-is it worth it?

Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (7q2ch)

263 Posted by: twoslaps at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (jcKFG)

huh?

Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (j7iSn)

264 Bebe, no brawl tonight. I just ate.

Besides, BCochran wouldn't like me roughing up his boytoy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (fC9RO)

265 I always had strawberry. I liked it and they can make of it as they will.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (OQ9R7)

*****

*Fist bump*

Go to is Chik Fil A Strawberry.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (YLidQ)

266 Ouch. I had Arizona going pretty far.

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 11:02 PM (zt+N6)

267 Break me off a piece of that mildronate bar

Posted by: SarahW at March 17, 2016 11:02 PM (3fTXW)

268 Posted by: twoslaps at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (jcKFG)

What? Can someone translate?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 11:02 PM (R5HRU)

269 Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (9f3NM

Along the lines of that. Started working abs this week.

Fuck this, fuck that, and fuck abs in particular.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 11:02 PM (hlMPp)

270 Not really mint... just "green" flavored.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (NPofj)


It's the best flavor!

Posted by: Soylent, Inc. at March 17, 2016 11:02 PM (vBeA5)

271
never had a Shamrock Shake. Just mint right?"

-Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 10:53 PM (hlMPp)

---
The one I had many, many years ago was a vanilla shake with green food colorinig in it.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 17, 2016 11:02 PM (KlVdw)

272 "A McDonalds Shamrock shake would be awesome with a couple shots of Whiskey I bet."
-Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 10:59 PM (On7rW)

Oh, you mean "Life" is the same as a crappy shake?!?

...why I augta'!

*sips beer, wishing for his empty bottle of Bushmills to be magically refilled*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:03 PM (OQ9R7)

273 Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:00 PM (rI15C)

Three down. Fifty-four to go.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 11:03 PM (WVsWD)

274 A Garbageman in Old cities works way harder than a suburban one does. In suburbia it's drive the truck grab the can with the hydraulic arm and next. Old cities its get out of the truck and fetch the bags. Mike Rowe did an episode of Dirty Jobs in San Fransisco and that job looked like it sucked.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:04 PM (On7rW)

275 the east bank of the Rhine, between Koblenz and Koln


duck, and cover!!!

Posted by: ladies and gentlemen, the Kansas City Chiefs !! at March 17, 2016 11:04 PM (/542q)

276 Makes sense.

I *almost* dropped the hammer on a piston conversion kit but some guys I know in 10th Mtn said "meh."

Glad I relented.

Posted by: sven10077
****

I had wanted to make my AR a piston AR, but it was to make cleaning easier. Seeing as how it may be less reliable kind of kills it. Granted I will probably never shoot as many rounds thru mine as the ones at the range had shot thru them, it is not encouraging.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 17, 2016 11:04 PM (hVdx9)

277 169 70 I always thought Lewis was the Christian, while Tolkein was not.

Lewis wrote fiction that was clearly based on Christianity; Tolkien did not.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (P8951)


I never read them, but I thought that Lewis wrote non-fiction books in support of Christianity, "The Case for Christianity."

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:04 PM (SXU3d)

278 What? Can someone translate?

Nope.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 17, 2016 11:04 PM (YJmuy)

279 Just having a Laminectomy tomorrow morning
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)


Good Luck, Bro. Hope all goes perfect and your recovery is complete and speedy.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:04 PM (MvFEq)

280 So what the hell is the big deal about a food coloring shake?


Oh, that's right.

Generation Can't Clean A Cereal Bowl surely couldn't figure out how to make their own.

Throw a thin mint or some lucky charms up in it. C'mon slackers.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (hlMPp)

281 "*Fist bump*

Go to is Chik Fil A Strawberry.
"

-Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (YLidQ)

I've never had one. *becomes quite covetous* I've only had Dairy Queen and McDonalds. Those DQ strawberry shakes are freaking awesome!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (OQ9R7)

282 I live in a big city and my garbage men (and one woman) are awesome as all get out: they work their asses off and always smile and wave to us.

And it's always a special day when our sassy black lady is out throwing those cans around, because she's always got some drama she's talkin'.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (Lv0zB)

283 Sugar Plum Fairy
Thank you, i just bought it from Amazon. My goal is to get back to where I was in October. Then follow a plan like that. Everything in moderation.
Never having a carb again is not the way I want to spend my life.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (egOGm)

284
Fuck this, fuck that, and fuck abs in particular.
Posted by: RWC
---------------
Don't worry - in a few years, you'll get to the "who am I trying to impress, anyway?" stage of life

Just accept it, man. Don't fight it.

Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (rI15C)

285 >>Ouch. I had Arizona going pretty far.


I think I could have recouped all of the money I wasted at the University of Arizona by merely betting against them in the subsequent NCAA Tournaments.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (MvFEq)

286 night all

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 11:07 PM (R5HRU)

287 Now I"m craving a ice cream smoothie with some kind of alcohol blended into it.

Curse all of you.
I'm not going out in a snowstorm to get the stuff to make one.

Posted by: Donnie Brook at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (Rg+BC)

288 >>Can someone translate?


It says, 'Watch out for Snakes!'.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (MvFEq)

289 Working abs this week, that's like my constant goal i fall short on. Discipline is hard. .. :/

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (9f3NM)

290 265 Bebe, no brawl tonight. I just ate.

Besides, BCochran wouldn't like me roughing up his boytoy.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (fC9RO)

Ah darn. I'm feeling hornery. HORNERY you dirty bastards!!

I thought Cochran was DC's grrlfriend. No?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (k53nK)

291 I've never had one. *becomes quite covetous* I've only had Dairy Queen and McDonalds. Those DQ strawberry shakes are freaking awesome!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (OQ9R7)

****

Teh Strawberry Shake of Hate is amazing. It is seasoned with Liberal tears. Gives it an awesome flavor for its hateyness.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (YLidQ)

292 I think they did some damn study and found that women stop giving a shit about looks around 60, and with men it's the late 40s. I'm so there.

Do not give much of a shit anymore, and it's so damn silly to think of the burden you put on yourself.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 11:09 PM (dvuhZ)

293 "I think I could have recouped all of the money I wasted at the University of Arizona by merely betting against them in the subsequent almost every one of the previous NCAA Tournaments."
-Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (MvFEq)

Fix'd.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:09 PM (OQ9R7)

294 Ouch. I had Arizona going pretty far.
--------
You think that's bad, I had Baylor going all the way. Yale, fer cryin out loud! Gack!

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:09 PM (9iR5/)

295
'Watch out for Snakes!'.
Posted by: garrett


Eeeeeeeeeeegah

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 11:09 PM (FkBIv)

296 "Teh Strawberry Shake of Hate is amazing. It is seasoned with Liberal tears. Gives it an awesome flavor for its hateyness."
-Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (YLidQ)

*HAH!*

Tomorrow, then.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:10 PM (OQ9R7)

297 Thanks Garrett

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 11:10 PM (voOPb)

298 I thought Cochran was DC's grrlfriend. No?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (k53nK)


I honestly don't delve too deep into the inner workings of their twisted little bromance.

The clown costumes were enough to scare me away.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:10 PM (fC9RO)

299 Mike Rowe Dirty Jobs Chinatown Garbage.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrxqgba

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:10 PM (On7rW)

300 Awesome CaliGirl!
It really helped me reorient my way of thinking about food etc. Plus she is all about wine and champagne! (In moderation of course, but regularly!)

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 11:10 PM (9f3NM)

301 >>>265 Bebe, no brawl tonight. I just ate.

Besides, BCochran wouldn't like me roughing up his boytoy.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (fC9RO)

Ouch! Rush me to the burn ward.

And I feel like shit, so yeah, no brawl. I mean, I feel well enough to slug Jameson, but actual moving? No thanks.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (e+1S5)

302 Personally, the appeal of being a garbage man would be not having to think too much. Just drive down the street.



Waste Management has these new trucks where they don't even get out
of the truck. They pull up to the can, a forklift grabs it, dumps it in
the back, puts the can back. You just drive to the next house.

Posted by: Dave in Fla


Tell me Waste Management doesn't have a team of guys looking at the driverless car tech ...

Posted by: Jean at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (cXiMR)

303 295 Ouch. I had Arizona going pretty far.
--------
You think that's bad, I had Baylor going all the way. Yale, fer cryin out loud! Gack!


Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:09 PM (9iR5/)



Everyone else I've missed on so far was going to be knocked out in the next round.

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (zt+N6)

304 G'Night, thathalfrican.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (OQ9R7)

305 I had a Chick-fil-A peach hate-shake not too long ago.
I wasn't impressed.
I'll support them whenever I need fast food, but that shake sucked. Hardee's shakes are better by far.

Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (rI15C)

306 And I feel like shit, so yeah, no brawl. I mean, I feel well enough to slug Jameson, but actual moving? No thanks.
Posted by: DC in River City at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (e+1S5)


I see your problem right there. You need to drink better quality hooch.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (fC9RO)

307 Mike Hammer. Have you read Lewis' Surprised by Joy - his autobiography?
Posted by: Beth
-------------

Sorry, stepped away for a bit.

No. Have the book, but unread, so far.
So many books, so little time.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 11:12 PM (9mTYi)

308 First time in years I didn't fill out brackets. Seems there are always 2-12s that take out 5s I usually chose the wrong 2

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 11:12 PM (voOPb)

309 It says, 'Watch out for Snakes!'.
------
Here I am to save the day! Auld O'Blue is on the way!
*whup it, whup it good*

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:12 PM (9iR5/)

310 299 The clown costumes were enough to scare me away.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:10 PM

Oh. I did not need to know that.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 11:12 PM (k53nK)

311 Posted by: twoslaps at March 17, 2016 11:12 PM (jcKFG)


Who bitch this is?

Posted by: buzzion at March 17, 2016 11:13 PM (zt+N6)

312 Bebe, how are things going with the boss? Still worried?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:13 PM (fC9RO)

313 Tell me Waste Management doesn't have a team of guys looking at the driverless car tech ...
Posted by: Jean at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (cXiMR)

****

Sure, along with Uber, Lyft, every Cab company, Limo company...etc...

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (YLidQ)

314 There is nothing better than someone who loves you unconditionally running to the door to great you with joy after you've had another shitty day.

Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (FuBZa)

315 Hey everybody.

Collecting every single MST3K? Ah geez.

Sounds like trying to collect everything that the Beatles released from 1957 to 1970. Is it technically possible? Sure, but it would literally take almost unlimited funds. And these are the *Beatles* fer cryin' out loud, the most hyped, hypermarketed and re-re-rereleased and remastered band in the history of the universe and probably several others.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (ntObR)

316 There exists something called clown porn. The sight and even thought of that is enough to put me, even me, off sex.....for a minute or two.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (dvuhZ)

317 Posted by: twoslaps at March 17, 2016 11:12 PM (jcKFG)

Who bitch this is?


I'd guess TB3K's.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 17, 2016 11:15 PM (YJmuy)

318 Posted by: Dave in Fla

Tell me Waste Management doesn't have a team of guys looking at the driverless car tech ...
Posted by: Jean at March 17, 2016 11:11 PM (cXiMR)

I want to be cremated and tossed in a W-M dumpster

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 11:15 PM (voOPb)

319 Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (7q2ch)
No, my neck doesn't click. It doesn't move well either. Very poor range of motion.
My biggest fear is another back surgery too.
The posterior fusion has a titanium tie thing on the back of my spine along with the bone transplant. That may explain why it doesn't move.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 11:15 PM (egOGm)

320 Cordite. Smell the cordite.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 11:16 PM (WVsWD)

321 >>The clown costumes were enough to scare me away.


"Now, Baby quit yer cryin' and put those clown britches on"

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:16 PM (MvFEq)

322 Baylor and Purdue punked me. I almost went with Yale in an anti-SJW pique. I've got Gonzaga in the late game, so thats looking ok.

Posted by: Jean at March 17, 2016 11:16 PM (cXiMR)

323 What the heck is this "twoslaps" guy saying? It looked like English, but I've read a lot of English.

I'm-a look at it again, but I may reach the same conclusion.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:16 PM (OQ9R7)

324 are things going with the boss? Still worried?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 17, 2016 11:13 PM (fC9RO)

Oh yeah, still worried. Spidey senses are tingling, and not in a good way. Although I just realized I've been back out there long enough to get unemployment. I'd rather find something else though, I really don't like how the atmosphere has changed.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 11:16 PM (k53nK)

325 You think that's bad, I had Baylor going all the way. Yale, fer cryin out loud! Gack!
Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes



I did like the post game news conference where the Baylor player responded wonderfully at a stupid question from the stupid journalist about rebounding.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 17, 2016 11:16 PM (zI/wB)

326
There exists something called clown porn. The sight and even thought of
that is enough to put me, even me, off sex.....for a minute or two.>>>

Do the twist things into Wiener dogs and Giraffes?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:16 PM (On7rW)

327 There is nothing better than someone who loves you unconditionally running to the door to great you with joy after you've had another shitty day.
Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (FuBZa)

****

Put both your Wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. Which one will be happy to see you? I rest my case.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (YLidQ)

328 Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (FuBZa)
-------
Before I retired, Mrs. Old Blue would come out on the porch every morning to wave me goodbye and blow me a kiss.
Every afternoon when I came home from work, she would meet me at the front door with a hug and a kiss and a cold beer.
I wish every working man in the world could have a Mrs. Old Blue.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (9iR5/)

329 In the meantime...

I can't believe I lost my life savings betting on the Wiener Nationals.

http://tinyurl.com/zxxv34l

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (ntObR)

330 There exists something called clown porn. The sight
and even thought of that is enough to put me, even me, off sex.....for a
minute or two.


Posted by: publius


The way to cure a sex problem -- imagefap and random, good luck.

Posted by: Jean at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (cXiMR)

331 OK this is a bit random but just throwing this out there (and yes I have been drinking apropros of nothing).

The US should invade Mexico again but this time take them over. Mexico is essentially a failed/narco state.

All jihadi's once convicted are to be executed immediately (the same goes for child sex offenders and gang bangers. This Country will never recover unless we start dealing with the problems and getting rid of them. It will be ugly but we have to face facts.

I am sorry this sounds so violent but that is the only way things get fixed. Insert standard I am not advocating violence blah blah blah.

I would point to the Sarah Foxwell case in Salisbury MD. She was murdered by a registered sex offender after he raped her, killed her and touched the body. The local PD called in Homeland Security to track his cell phone to find out were he had been. They found the dead little girl on Christmas day. He abducted her, raped her, murdered her and then burned her, probably alive. He entered into a plea deal where he got life but no death penalty for admitting he did all of the above. IMHO once he admitted to this (no matter the deal) he should of been dragged out onto the court house lawn and shot in the head.

I dealt with this evil piece of shit for like 18 months (met him once a week). Wish I had smuggled in a shank or gun and done it myself. Thomas Leggs was his name. I have met pure evil, and it marked me, but it did not win.

I hate to throw onto the Horde but I had to get it out there. Dreamed about it last night.

I would ask if I can the horde sends out some prayers for Sarah Foxwell, all though I am sure she is in heaven looking down on us all.

Thanks,
prophet

Posted by: prophet of the Elysian Fields at the end of Group W bench at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (KIJKy)

332 >>>I see your problem right there. You need to drink better quality hooch.

I have better quality hooch. But it's all from Scotland or Bardstown. Not appropriate for tonight.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 17, 2016 11:18 PM (e+1S5)

333 "Put both your Wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. Which one will be happy to see you? I rest my case."
-Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (YLidQ)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:18 PM (OQ9R7)

334 Muldoon - Received paper copy of 'Ruin' today.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 11:19 PM (w35Hj)

335 I want to be cremated and tossed in a W-M dumpster>>>

I want to be cremated and mixed into howitzer shells on the south side of the Nork line.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:19 PM (On7rW)

336 284
Fuck this, fuck that, and fuck abs in particular.
Posted by: RWC
---------------
Don't worry - in a few years, you'll get to the "who am I trying to impress, anyway?" stage of life

Just accept it, man. Don't fight it.

Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM
(rI15C)

Nah, not to impress anyone. *little white lie, but it will never be impressive anywhoo)

Just dropping waist size, getting bigger where I want, and then the guy just fucks it all. It's been neglected.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 11:20 PM (hlMPp)

337 Sugarplum,
I'm excited to read it. Keep up the exercise. I know it's tough, I hear you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 11:20 PM (egOGm)

338 Yikes, just turned on the Seton Hall/Gonzaga game. The Zags have a size advantage. No wonder Seton Hall is getting killed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 17, 2016 11:20 PM (zI/wB)

339 I wish every working man in the world could have a Mrs. Old Blue.
Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (9iR5/)

*****

*Fist bump*
*High Five*

You must be an awesome guy because you got an awesome woman. Be well!

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:21 PM (YLidQ)

340 []

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 11:21 PM (kBIIG)

341 The Cordite maneuver. Now with extra Tranya.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 11:21 PM (FkBIv)

342 There exists something called clown porn. The sight and even thought of that is enough to put me, even me, off sex.....for a minute or two.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (dvuhZ)


NSFW

http://preview.tinyurl.com/kxkldow

Posted by: The Sadist Hat at March 17, 2016 11:22 PM (vBeA5)

343 314 There is nothing better than someone who loves you unconditionally running to the door to great you with joy after you've had another shitty day.
Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (FuBZa)

Labrador retriever?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 11:22 PM (k53nK)

344 Tell me Waste Management doesn't have a team of guys looking at the driverless car tech ...
Posted by: Jean
------------

*has vision of kid in a raincoat, waiting for school bus. Waste Management truck pulls up...*

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 11:23 PM (w35Hj)

345 You must be an awesome guy because you got an awesome woman. Be well!
-------
Thanks Tim, but I'm not an awesome guy, IMO. But I'm very blessed to have an awesome wife.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:23 PM (9iR5/)

346 Eh, looks like Opt's post was snipped. Making my answer look kind of dumb.

Should have ignored it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 11:23 PM (kBIIG)

347 Posted by: The Sadist Hat at March 17, 2016 11:22 PM (vBeA5)

****

Yeak, like I am gonna click on that.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:23 PM (YLidQ)

348 The gut...not the guy.

Shit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 11:23 PM (hlMPp)

349 319-I have titanium and bone transplant too from C5-C8. May be it's just the length. Crappy range of motion, but no pain, thank goodness.

I just saw the clock, which is apparently a different time zone than the blog, now. Good night all, sleep well and dream sweet.

And may there be plenty of aspirin, coffee and water waiting for you in the morning.

Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2016 11:24 PM (7q2ch)

350 "Yikes, just turned on the Seton Hall/Gonzaga game. The Zags have a size advantage. No wonder Seton Hall is getting killed."
-Posted by: Puddleglum at March 17, 2016 11:20 PM (zI/wB)

Here's the "funny" thing about the NCAA Tournament... "Big" teams and "Goliath" figures fall to smaller, quicker "Davids" all the time.

That's why I love the tourney.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:24 PM (OQ9R7)

351 There is nothing better than someone who loves you unconditionally running to the door to great you with joy after you've had another shitty day.
--------------

I thought you'd never get home!

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer's joyously dancing dog at March 17, 2016 11:25 PM (w35Hj)

352 Incidentally same site with that "orgasm mushroom" story has a link to a site with EVERY playmate's fold out picture.

Posted by: Jon Huntsman at March 17, 2016 11:26 PM (39g3+)

353 I didn't even know the NCAA started today. Didn't pay attention to the brackets at all.

Somewhere along the line I stopped caring, and I used to be a huge fan of it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 11:26 PM (kBIIG)

354 Want a really thought-provoking fiction from Lewis? Read "The Great Divorce".

I remember picking it up to read around 9 or so at night and not putting the book down until I finished reading it at something like 4am.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 17, 2016 11:26 PM (AJeMv)

355 268 Posted by: twoslaps at March 17, 2016 10:58 PM (jcKFG)

What? Can someone translate?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 17, 2016 11:02 PM (R5HRU)



I'm sorry; I don't speak butthurt.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 17, 2016 11:26 PM (EzgxV)

356 I thought you'd never get home!
Posted by: Mike O'Hammer's joyously dancing dog
-----------------

meh

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer's Cat at March 17, 2016 11:27 PM (w35Hj)

357 >>>No refunds.

Fine. I refuse to pay.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 17, 2016 11:27 PM (R+30W)

358 348 The gut...not the guy.

Shit.
Posted by: RWC
--------------
You are SO lucky that you caught that before I did...


BTW, Dave in Fla should change his name to Tim in Fla.
Just sayin'

Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:27 PM (rI15C)

359 Meow. Oh. Is that you? I didn't know you were out. Meow.

Posted by: everybody's cat after you get home at March 17, 2016 11:27 PM (ioqGj)

360
Thanks for the encouragement! I started dancing ballet again a couple of years ago. Not pro or anything just civic, community performances. Mostly dancing with teenagers so it's a little hard not to compare myself to them, being about twice their age.
But when you start to get in balance and feel your body moving well it is very rewarding to the mind and spirit too.
There are ups and downs always.
I wish dance were more open to adults and beginners as adults, it's fun and challenging and to me is much more engaging than ac regular gym experience.

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (9f3NM)

361 >>and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. Which one will be happy to see you? I rest my case.
----
Of course the dog. You didn't need to ask heh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)

362 I haven't "played" a bracket since 1997. Not "proud" of it, I just haven't.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (OQ9R7)

363 288 >>Can someone translate?


It says, 'Watch out for Snakes!'.
Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:08 PM (MvFEq)

You'll never see me coming.

*hides under cardboard box*

Posted by: Solid Snake at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (0mRoj)

364 Moki,
I imagine your range of motion is way worse than mine. That is a huge fusion.
Have a good night Moki.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (egOGm)

365 174 Posted by: redbanzai at March 17, 2016 10:40 PM (NPofj)


The ONT is not supposed to be a 100% political rage angst zone.

I tend to be of the mind that for the most part I observe political decorum in a setting I am in.

Likely not very appropriate for me to start ranting on Hillary! at a Library meeting...

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (g8Hfr)

366 282 I live in a big city and my garbage men (and one woman) are awesome as all get out: they work their asses off and always smile and wave to us.
Posted by: Chupacabra at March 17, 2016 11:06 PM (Lv0zB)


In my dad's neighborhood garbage collection is paid for by individuals, so there are a lot of companies. But all collection has to be on the same day, which is Monday. Well, my dopey beagle got loose, and as I was tearing back and forth down all the streets trying to catch the little bugger, the various garbage truck drivers helped me out by telling me which way she went and what street they'd seen her on.

Oh, and it took me two and a half hours to catch her. Then she was worn out, so she just sat in an intersection and waited for me to scoop her up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (SXU3d)

367 Oh. And I might have taken a dump in one of your shoes.

Posted by: everybody's cat after you get home at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (ioqGj)

368 >> I'm sorry; I don't speak butthurt.

Now you're talking my language.

Posted by: Roxy Raye at March 17, 2016 11:29 PM (dvuhZ)

369 St Patrick's Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710506969346523136

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710507105644630016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710507271051202561

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710507511581900800

Posted by: kbdabear at March 17, 2016 11:29 PM (oXF5W)

370 Howdy, y'all.

Had a long, sorta-average, mostly unproductive day.

But did have Irish Beef Stew. Milady's ancestry made it Irish. Of course, she made French-ish bread to go with it (those long loaves - baggquettessish). And while dishing out the stew, I sang, "Ladle ladle ladle, I use it to serve stew! Ladle ladle ladle, it's just a thing i do...!" Served with wine from California or maybe it was Washington. So, multi-cultural appropriation. American, and proud of it. Oy oui go braugh, eh?

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 17, 2016 11:30 PM (sVGvG)

371 Probably because I'm kinda short. But I never got interested in Basketball. I have a fleeting interest in the games I could play as a youth like Baseball, Hockey and Football.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:30 PM (On7rW)

372 Sugar plum fairy.
That sounds great. Dancers always look incredible.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 11:30 PM (egOGm)

373 Did you work on the railroads, or did you rid the Streets of crime..?

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 11:30 PM (2cS/G)

374 Maet, I just want to say you always do a fantastic job on the ONT. I try to read some before bed, then I get sucked into reading the comments and pick it back up the next day when I'm on the subway going to work. Thanks for your hard work!

Posted by: turambar at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (JDqkn)

375
I haven't "played" a bracket since 1997. Not "proud" of it, I just haven't.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:28 PM (OQ9R7)

Ima fill mine out in about 3 weeks.

Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (j7iSn)

376 Kermit "Myth! Myth!"

Lady "Yes?"

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (9f3NM)

377 St Patrick's Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710507715685126144

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710507904869273600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710508121794420741

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/710508317580382211

Posted by: kbdabear at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (oXF5W)

378 All this talk about milkshakes has reminded me of the problem of finding a place that makes malteds.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (SXU3d)

379 "Shooting on full auto to failure is a test of thermal control, not long
term build up of residue. Stupid experiment. Fun, but stupid."

This.

Mirror the tests to real-world usage patterns.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 17, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)

380 Basketball never did anything for me either, watching or playing. Its one of those games that only matters the last few minutes.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:32 PM (39g3+)

381 There is nothing better than someone who loves you unconditionally running to the door to great you with joy after you've had another shitty day.

Or after you've gone to the mailbox. Or after you've taken the trash out. I go to snip some herbs from a pot on the front porch and my dogs act like I've been gone for hours. Actually, I think they're just relieved that I didn't go anywhere. "Woo-hoo! We'll still get dinner tonight!"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 17, 2016 11:33 PM (GzDYP)

382
Labrador retriever?!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy
------------
Heh.
I was going to say "min-pin?"
I can't leave the house for 15 minutes without him greeting me like I've been gone for weeks upon my return.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:33 PM (rI15C)

383 That was a very nice compliment, turambar. Straight from the heart. +1

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 11:33 PM (ioqGj)

384 "Ima fill mine out in about 3 weeks."
-Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (j7iSn)

"April Madness"... I thought they called that "baseball".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:33 PM (OQ9R7)

385 nerdygirl, getcherself some of this. :-)

http://tinyurl.com/zsdchxl

Add vanilla ice cream, instant perfection.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:34 PM (ntObR)

386 Well, I'm going to the gym early, goodnight everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 17, 2016 11:34 PM (egOGm)

387 358 348 The gut...not the guy.

Shit.
Posted by: RWC
--------------
You are SO lucky that you caught that before I did...


BTW, Dave in Fla should change his name to Tim in Fla.
Just sayin'
Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:27 PM (rI15C)

Believe me. I thought I really screwed up there. Thank G*d for St. Paddy's day.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 11:34 PM (hlMPp)

388 "April Madness"... I thought they called that "baseball".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:33 PM (OQ9R7)

I usually get most of the games right.

Posted by: BignJames at March 17, 2016 11:35 PM (j7iSn)

389 CaliGirl
Most dancers do look awesome (not necessarily your truely all the time, lol) . .. but some professionals kind of. .. overdo it sometimes trying to maintain too low a weight. Sometimes there's not enough balance.

I envision more opportunities for adults of all body types to get to enjoy that sort of experience of moving your body in these disciplined but freeing ways. Maybe someday I'll try to develop that idea.

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 11:35 PM (9f3NM)

390 Well, I'm going to the gym early,>>>

Now those are trigger words.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:35 PM (On7rW)

391 []

Posted by: turambar at March 17, 2016 11:35 PM (JDqkn)

392 Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:17 PM (9iR5/)

You are/were blessed sir.

Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:35 PM (FuBZa)

393 "Fire in space. Maybe I better read that one."

The Russians had an actual non-simulated orbital fire aboard Mir. Too tired to dig it up and confirm, but I believe Jerry Linenger was detailed from NASA at that time and was on the station. It was not a happy experience.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 17, 2016 11:36 PM (noWW6)

394 All this talk about milkshakes has reminded me of the problem of finding a place that makes malteds.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (SXU3d)

****

Around here we have DQ and Brusters. They both do malts, which I love, but need direction making them or they wind up being a chocolate shake with pockets of malt at the bottom.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:36 PM (YLidQ)

395 All this talk about milkshakes has reminded me of the problem of finding a place that makes malteds.
Posted by: nerdygirl
------------

Big deal, try to get a phosphate.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 11:36 PM (w35Hj)

396 Somewhere along the line I stopped caring, and I used to be a huge fan of it.
Posted by: Dave in Fla


Was it the thing where it was impossible to deny that colleges were paying their athletes for housing, cars, and 'extras,' but really should have just be paying them salaries for the past 25+ years?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 17, 2016 11:37 PM (A/3fN)

397 Congrats on your 20 year website anniversary mindful!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 17, 2016 11:37 PM (9f3NM)

398 ...Calamari and Macaroni....

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 11:37 PM (2cS/G)

399 You Are AWESOME!!! I Love You, I Love You, I Love You!

*spins in a circle*

I cannot believe that you came back and I soooo appreciate it!

OH. MY. GOD!!!

I LOVE YOU!

Posted by: Your Dog at March 17, 2016 11:38 PM (OQ9R7)

400 Was it the thing where it was impossible to deny that colleges were
paying their athletes for housing, cars, and 'extras,' but really should
have just be paying them salaries for the past 25+ years?>>>

So similar to when the Olympics started to suck?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:38 PM (On7rW)

401 ...Calamari and Macaroni....

Bustles of mussels
alive, alive-o

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR)

402 At the heart of this effort lies a bizarrely totalitarian ideology: Student-activists think they have all the answers - everything is settled, and people who dissent are not merely wrong, but actually guilty of something approaching a crime. If they persist in this wrongness, they are perpetuating violence, activists will claim.
-The "University Wants to Ban History" link

Yeah, 'bout that? See: "The Ideological Lens" from... last night's ONT? Previous night's? (Which I only got around to watching this afternoon.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 17, 2016 11:39 PM (sVGvG)

403 Seton Hall isn't dead yet. Almost, but not yet.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 17, 2016 11:39 PM (zI/wB)

404 Nite Caligirl

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

405 Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (SXU3d)

I think you can get malt powder and just add a spoonful to your shake.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 17, 2016 11:40 PM (GzDYP)

406 ...the rare old mountain tune...

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 11:40 PM (2cS/G)

407 Alright horde. Easy day tomorrow. Taking the cuz to lunch because:

1. Feel like a dick that we've only got together twice since she moved here

2. Women at work see me with her is a plus.....I'll tell the, it's my cousin if they ask



Then leaving early for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Fun day.

Night horde. Have a blessed Friday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 17, 2016 11:40 PM (hlMPp)

408 You Are AWESOME!!! I Love You, I Love You, I Love You!

*spins in a circle*

I cannot believe that you came back and I soooo appreciate it!

OH. MY. GOD!!!

I LOVE YOU!
Posted by: Your Dog at March 17, 2016 11:38 PM (OQ9R7)

****

LOL, Mr. Slapweasel.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:40 PM (YLidQ)

409 I worked at a shop that made shakes, they were fun to make. Never made a malted, but we had like 12 flavors of ice cream and would make a float or a shake.

I used to love root beer floats but I never figured out how to make one without fountaining fizz all over the counter. So tasty though

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

410 G'Night, RWC.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:42 PM (OQ9R7)

411 Nite RWC

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

412 I'm not nearly the basketball fan I once was. I think all that conference realignment in the last decade has caused me to lose some interest in college sports in general. The Big East pt. 2 is ok but its not like it was.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 17, 2016 11:42 PM (zI/wB)

413 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 17, 2016 11:22 PM (k53nK)

Mark Twain: Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (FuBZa)

414 There is nothing better than someone who loves you unconditionally running to the door to great you with joy after you've had another shitty day.
Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (FuBZa)

That was my lab, 'til she died May of last year. Since then, nothing.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)

415 354 Want a really thought-provoking fiction from Lewis? Read "The Great Divorce".

I remember picking it up to read around 9 or so at night and not putting the book down until I finished reading it at something like 4am.
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 17, 2016 11:26 PM (AJeMv)
---------------------
Love that one.
It's an odd work though, not so much a story as a creative illustration of his ideas on the afterlife.
As you said, it's truly thought-provoking.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (T/5A0)

416 Christopher:

1. Put the ice cream in the cup.

2. Microwave the cup for about 30-40 seconds. Won't melt the ice cream but will soften it.

3. Carefully add the root beer so it doesn't foam over.

Mmmmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (ntObR)

417 I want to get a do so bad I but live alone and am away from my house 10+ hours a day.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (On7rW)

418 Posted by: torquewrench at March 17, 2016 11:36 PM (noWW6)
--------
I saw an hour long program on that on the Science channel, I think. When you looked at all the wiring and plumbing on the Mir, it was a freaking nightmare. It's a wonder that any of them made it out alive.
The only thing worse than a fire aboard a spacecraft would be a sudden loss of atmosphere.
To paraphrase the Empress, Space is trying to kill you.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:44 PM (9iR5/)

419 "I think you can get malt powder and just add a spoonful to your shake."

I used to build malted milkshakes from scratch with exactly this.

High addictive potential. Don't do that any longer.

(Walking around with various prodiabetic genes. Caution is warranted.)

Posted by: torquewrench at March 17, 2016 11:44 PM (noWW6)

420 I used to love root beer floats but I never figured out how to make one without fountaining fizz all over the counter. So tasty though
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

****

2/3 Root Beer. Let it settle to no foam. 1/3 Vanilla ice cream. You're welcome.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:44 PM (YLidQ)

421 Sugar Plum Fairy - Heh. Thanks. If I keep it up for another 20 years, I might produce at least one thing that goes viral! (Not a particularly worthy goal - fame these days is dangerous.)

When I started, most people had no idea what dot-com was. My early graphics were all 16-color (or 16-gray) GIFs, sized for CGA screens and slow modem speeds.

Lots of changes in twenty web-years!

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 17, 2016 11:45 PM (sVGvG)

422 I want to get a do so bad I but live alone and am away from my house 10+ hours a day.
Posted by: Willy J.


Find a retiree near you and pay for the food?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 17, 2016 11:45 PM (A/3fN)

423 417 do =dog

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:45 PM (On7rW)

424 If I ever make one for someone else I'll try to remember these tricks for the fizzless root beer float.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:46 PM (39g3+)

425 I used to love root beer floats but I never figured out how to make one without fountaining fizz all over the counter. So tasty though

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

I like chocolate ice cream in cola. And you slide the scoops of ice cream into the soda slowly. Do it in reverse and you might as well be at the science fair.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 17, 2016 11:46 PM (GzDYP)

426 "That was my lab, 'til she died May of last year. Since then, nothing."
-Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)

Do I need to volunteer to run to your door for Behind the Ear Skritchies and Big-But Massages?

For $2,000/Mo, I can do that.

I'll throw-in the satisfied looks for free.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:46 PM (OQ9R7)

427 Add vanilla ice cream, instant perfection.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:34 PM (ntObR)


Ooh, that's a good idea. Then I can make it with various flavors of ice cream.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:47 PM (SXU3d)

428 That was my lab, 'til she died May of last year. Since then, nothing.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)
---------Aw, Blano, I'm so sorry. Call me an old softie, but that made me tear up for you.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:47 PM (9iR5/)

429 I wrote a summary of C.S. Lewis's fiction for adults several years ago if anyone's interested:
http://agentintellect.blogspot.com/2008/05/c-s-lewiss-fiction-for-adults.html

Posted by: Jim S. at March 17, 2016 11:48 PM (aiLaJ)

430 And now I'm craving some spumoni.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)

431 Dave Mustaine is on Kennedy right now.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 17, 2016 11:49 PM (dULJN)

432 24 I really want to know how the hell Palin could hurt himself that many ways from a snowmobile accident.
Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)


I've heard the authorities are looking for a swarthy Hawaiian cab driver to question about it.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 17, 2016 11:49 PM (1JnAL)

433 "Shooting on full auto to failure is a test of thermal control, not long

term build up of residue. Stupid experiment. Fun, but stupid."

This.

Mirror the tests to real-world usage patterns.


Posted by: torquewrench


I've never been able to get the 'fun quotient' quantified in a design of experiments.

Posted by: Jean at March 17, 2016 11:50 PM (cXiMR)

434 That was my lab, 'til she died May of last year. Since then, nothing.
Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)

***

Very sorry, Blano. Lost my 110 lb. Lab/Mastiff mix 2 years ago. Lulu. I now work too much to have an awesome dog such as that. My heart still hurts.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:50 PM (YLidQ)

435 ♪ do= a dog, a female dog
ra= a drop of golden pun ♫

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 11:50 PM (ioqGj)

436 Willy,
Get a dog. You won't regret it. Neither will he/she.
That is a promise

I hear that a cat might be a secondary choice - much more independen*, but they still own you...


*they can handle you being away all day.

Posted by: Tim from Virginia at March 17, 2016 11:50 PM (rI15C)

437 When I was a kid, we had an AampersandW next to a putt-putt golf course. We would go play a couple of games and then go get a root beer float.
Good times.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:50 PM (9iR5/)

438 My apologies, Blano. You know I'm a softie on those sorts of things.

...but you can still scratch my ass for a couple-a-grand per month.

I'm not saying, but I'm just saying.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:50 PM (OQ9R7)

439 I really want to know how the hell Palin could hurt himself that many ways from a snowmobile accident.

Posted by: Blano>>>

You've never ridden a racing snowmobile have you?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:51 PM (On7rW)

440 I wrote a summary of C.S. Lewis's fiction for adults several years ago if anyone's interested:
-----------

*Bookmarks*

Thanks!

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 11:51 PM (w35Hj)

441 And now I'm craving some spumoni.

Now I know you're lying. No one actually likes spumoni. Its one of those jokes Italians play on others.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:51 PM (39g3+)

442 Maetenloch, you mentioned C. S. Lewis. Here is a web comic you might like: "Daughter of the Lilies"

The creator of this comic says she wished that there was a web comic in the vein of Narnia, and since there wasn't one, she made one.

Note: this is NOT fan-fiction of Narnia; it's a fantasy world she made up, her own original creation. (I like how the orc talks like he is from Eastern Europe!) "In the vein of C. S. Lewis" means that angry atheists won't like it.

http://bit.ly/1R28It7

Posted by: mr_jack at March 17, 2016 11:51 PM (M59SC)

443 ...Whiskey in the jar...

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 11:52 PM (2cS/G)

444 Do I need to volunteer to run to your door for Behind the Ear Skritchies and Big-But Massages?

For $2,000/Mo, I can do that.

I'll throw-in the satisfied looks for free.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:46 PM (OQ9R7)

Only if you're a chick.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:52 PM (3eoPa)

445 I've heard the authorities are looking for a swarthy Hawaiian cab driver to question about it.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 17, 2016 11:49 PM (1JnAL)

****

Travel records will be key in this investigation.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:52 PM (YLidQ)

446 I once worked at a diner where we served a concoction of Sprite and sherbet done in a blender like a milkshake. It was yummy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:53 PM (SXU3d)

447 Malts are nice, but I miss a good Egg Cream most of all.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:53 PM (MvFEq)

448 I hear that a cat might be a secondary choice
-------
Read just recently that cats are psychotic and are plotting to kill their owners. I outlived my cat, but I sure do miss her. Although if she had had thumbs, it might be her commenting here instead of me.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:53 PM (9iR5/)

449 Christopher, you've apparently never tried spumoni.

Cherry, pistachio and chocolate ice cream? What's not to love?????

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:53 PM (ntObR)

450 Hey, look what Harry Reid did to himself with an exercise band...allegedlly

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 17, 2016 11:54 PM (dULJN)

451 What's the strange landscape they're sailing towards in that last pic?
And don't say "Germany", smartasses.


Posted by: smartassii? at March 17, 2016 10:12 PM (WSV69)

Technically its not Germany, its Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: bob in houston at March 17, 2016 11:54 PM (b7AU3)

452 Aw, Blano, I'm so sorry. Call me an old softie, but that made me tear up for you.


Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:47 PM (9iR5/)

Thanks. Have tried not being too emotional about it, since it had to be done, but I kinda did too.

I was gonna as L,Elle if we could maybe do a "dearly departed" pet thread with pics, if so I'd send it one to her.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:54 PM (3eoPa)

453 Stop me before I mangle someone again!!

Posted by: Harry Reid's Home Gym at March 17, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

454 "Only if you're a chick."
-Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:52 PM (3eoPa)

Okay. Prolly not going to work-out. I can grow my hair longer, but my treats need to be mainly peanut-butter and chocolate based.

Final Offer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:55 PM (OQ9R7)

455 343 314 There is nothing better than someone who loves you unconditionally running to the door to greet you with joy after you've had another shitty day.
Posted by: ryukyu at March 17, 2016 11:14 PM (FuBZa)

Labrador retriever?!


Kittehs! (At least mine are glad to see me.)

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 17, 2016 11:55 PM (3C9q2)

456 You've never ridden a racing snowmobile have you?


Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:51 PM (On7rW)

Racing one, no.

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:55 PM (3eoPa)

457 Spumoni around here always had dang maraschino cherries in it, just awful.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:55 PM (39g3+)

458 Although if she had had thumbs, it might be her commenting here instead of me.
Posted by: Auld O'Blue
------------------

Categorically untrue. You have nothing to be concerned about.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer's Cat at March 17, 2016 11:55 PM (w35Hj)

459 I was gonna as L,Elle if we could maybe do a "dearly departed" pet thread with pics, if so I'd send it one to her.
Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:54 PM (3eoPa)

Blano send your pic won't be this weekend but soon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 11:56 PM (voOPb)

460 Christopher, I've always loved maraschino cherries.

Guess it's a religious difference we have. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

461 Now I know you're lying. No one actually likes spumoni. Its one of those jokes Italians play on others.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:51 PM (39g3+)


Kinda like mincemeat pie?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:56 PM (SXU3d)

462 What's the strange landscape they're sailing towards in that last pic?
And don't say "Germany", smartasses.>>>

New characters overlayed on old Nintendo?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:56 PM (On7rW)

463 I've never had egg creme, it sounds nasty but probably tastes great, like eggnog.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 17, 2016 11:57 PM (39g3+)

464 nerdygirl, never had mincemeat pie.

Here's where I get into trouble: I've never been big on meatloaf.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

465 Final Offer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:55 PM (OQ9R7)

Do you have a sister?

(and I don't mean Sisters of the Friday Fish Fry or something)

Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:57 PM (3eoPa)

466 Christopher, as i understand it, no actual egg in an egg cream.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

467 "Malts are nice, but I miss a good Egg Cream most of all."
-Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 11:53 PM (MvFEq)

You and your favorite gal can take your box-lunch and find another picnic tree, Good Sir!

*goes back to The Eighties*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:58 PM (OQ9R7)

468 Categorically untrue. You have nothing to be concerned about.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer's Cat at March 17, 2016 11:55 PM (w35Hj)
---------Easy for you to say. I can't prove it, but I think she reformatted my hard drive one time. Without thumbs.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 17, 2016 11:58 PM (9iR5/)

469 Posted by: watching u turn into lgf at March 17, 2016 11:54 PM (rC+1c)

******

I just finished with your Mom. She told me to tell you to get the fuck out of the basement, now.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 17, 2016 11:58 PM (YLidQ)

470 My beverage is drained.
My teeth are brushed.

Time to turn off the Interwebz and head for bed.

Good night, zanies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 17, 2016 11:58 PM (sVGvG)

471 Slapweasel, take me with you!! I've gotta see some women at the gym in leotards again!!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:58 PM (ntObR)

472 I've never had egg creme, it sounds nasty but probably tastes great, like eggnog.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor


Strangely enough, no egg, no cream.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_cream

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 17, 2016 11:59 PM (A/3fN)

473 Racing one, no.

Posted by: Blano

Hell a good 440 or bigger can fuck you up even on a flat at 100 mph+

Posted by: Willy J. at March 17, 2016 11:59 PM (On7rW)

474 Dreamed a dream, by the old factory wall...

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 11:59 PM (2cS/G)

475 "Do you have a sister?
(and I don't mean Sisters of the Friday Fish Fry or something)
"
-Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:57 PM (3eoPa)

*HAH!*

...but my Brother might be gay, so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 17, 2016 11:59 PM (OQ9R7)

476 >>I've never had egg creme, it sounds nasty but probably tastes great, like eggnog.


Unlike eggnog, it has no egg in it. Seltzer, Milk and Chocolate Syrup.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/classic-chocolate-egg-cream-51164610

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 12:00 AM (MvFEq)

477 Re fire in space. Very little is known, certainly for a large fire, which is what NASA is trying to find out.

Most of flame behavior we know is due to gravity (well an accelerating reference frame to be exact). In free fall, weightlessness, flame behaves very differently.

Heat doesn't "rise", which is a feature of gravity. It makes spherical balls. Oxygen doesn't rush in underneath, it sort of diffuses into the surface of the little sphere.

Also, from micro-flame experiments on ISIS, tiny droplets of heptane being burned, they found something unexpected. The little fireballs go into "cool burning" mode, something that does not normally exist on earth because of the effect of gravity and heat rising and all that.

The visible flame will go out, but a reaction will continue to occur at much lower temperature, 400 - 1000F. This produced CO and formaldehyde, rather than CO2, H2O and soot.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:00 AM (dvuhZ)

478 That was my lab, 'til she died May of last year. Since then, nothing.
Posted by: Blano at March 17, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)

Sorry. Labs are awesomely awesome.

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me

Posted by: ryukyu at March 18, 2016 12:00 AM (FuBZa)

479 Nite morons be well
God willing, creeks don't rise I will see you tomorrow nite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2016 12:01 AM (voOPb)

480 Egg cream sounds pretty good but its probably exclusively east coast. We have great coffee and mex food on the left coast but lots of stuff we don't get like marble rye and real pretzels.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:01 AM (39g3+)

481 "The only thing worse than a fire aboard a spacecraft would be a sudden loss of atmosphere."

I do wonder about space fire situations where deliberately and briefly opening a dump valve would be the thing to do.

Also had a very very interesting late-night napkin-sketch discussion with some technical friends about potential ways to handle and survive a sudden decompression, deliberate or not.

At some point these issues have to be hashed out.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 12:01 AM (noWW6)

482 Speaking of cream, and for the math fans at the blog: I found this word question in a 1980s Peanuts comic strip a few weeks ago. I admit I've forgotten how to solve it.

"You have 50 gallons of cream with 25% butterfat and 50 gallons of milk with 3.25% butterfat. How many gallons of the cream and how many gallons of the milk do you need to combine, in order to get 25 gallons of cream with 12.5% butterfat?"

(And just for the record, the punchline was Peppermint Patty asking the teacher, "Ma'am, would you settle for 20 push-ups?")

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:02 AM (ntObR)

483 Later MH.

And best of luck, tomorrow.

Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 12:03 AM (MvFEq)

484 "Slapweasel, take me with you!! I've gotta see some women at the gym in leotards again!!!!!"
-Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:58 PM (ntObR)

Yeah, it was all fun & games and Life on Endor until the volleyball scene in Top Gun.

"Playin' With the Boys", indeed, Mr. Loggins.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)

485 Whoa, I feel green.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 18, 2016 12:03 AM (1D4Ef)

486 G'Night, Misanthropic.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:03 AM (OQ9R7)

487 "We have great coffee and mex food on the left coast but lots of stuff we don't get like marble rye and real pretzels."

There's an outfit out of Santa Cruz who bake a pretty impressive marble rye.

Pretzels? Proper pretzels? Out here? You're on your own, pal. Whomever it is that cracks that particular puzzle will make a fortune.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 12:04 AM (noWW6)

488 "You have 50 gallons of cream with 25% butterfat and 50 gallons of milk with 3.25% butterfat. How many gallons of the cream and how many gallons of the milk do you need to combine, in order to get 25 gallons of cream with 12.5% butterfat?"

(And just for the record, the punchline was Peppermint Patty asking the teacher, "Ma'am, would you settle for 20 push-ups?")
Posted by: qdpsteve


Hopefully this wasn't the Martian version of Peanuts.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 12:04 AM (A/3fN)

489 Nite MH. You have email

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:05 AM (w35Hj)

490 weft-cut, nope but Snoopy did go to the moon in 1969.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)

491 The Silmarillion vacillates between tough-to-read and transcendent. Beren and FŽanor are waiting to be made into great scripts.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 12:05 AM (VdICR)

492 Blano>>>

Just realized I probably didn't read the original/first post in this snowmobile injury story. I was just saying no injury is out of the question if you fuck up and fall off your snowmobile at high speed. And new ones are wicked fast even the cheap ones.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:05 AM (On7rW)

493 ..."At some point these issues have to be hashed out."
-Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 12:01 AM (noWW6)

Not by normal people, nerd.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:05 AM (OQ9R7)

494 Fire in an oxygen rich atmosphere would be catastrophic, see the Apollo training tragedy. So would sudden decompression in space. I'm interested in what publius (not Breitbart publius) was saying about fire in space. I could see the interest in that experiment.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 18, 2016 12:06 AM (9iR5/)

495 "You have 50 gallons of cream with 25% butterfat and 50 gallons of milk with 3.25% butterfat. How many gallons of the cream and how many gallons of the milk do you need to combine, in order to get 25 gallons of cream with 12.5% butterfat?"
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Not possible.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:06 AM (w35Hj)

496 429 I wrote a summary of C.S. Lewis's fiction for adults several years ago if anyone's interested:

Posted by: Jim S.
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Nice!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 18, 2016 12:06 AM (T/5A0)

497 Mike, I might have misquoted the question.

I do know that Schulz deliberately put in math questions for Peppermint Patty, that were ridiculously difficult.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

498 >>"You have 50 gallons of cream with 25% butterfat and 50 gallons of milk with 3.25% butterfat. How many gallons of the cream and how many gallons of the milk do you need to combine, in order to get 25 gallons of cream with 12.5% butterfat?"


Combined, you have 100 Gallons with (28.25/2) %.

14.2 is close enough to 12.5 for blog math.


Posted by: garrett at March 18, 2016 12:08 AM (MvFEq)

499 "You have 50 gallons of cream with 25% butterfat and 50 gallons of milk with 3.25% butterfat. How many gallons of the cream and how many gallons of the milk do you need to combine, in order to get 25 gallons of cream with 12.5% butterfat?"

****

Steve, respectfully, not every ONT needs a theme. Kay?

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 18, 2016 12:08 AM (YLidQ)

500 OT, a response to:

Ralphis off his meds.

"There are agencies whose purpose is to assist you if someone does use

your information. Usually the business that has been hacked will provide

that service to customers (you) adversely affected for up to a year

after the incident. If you are adversely affected within a year of the

incident the assistance will continue until your situation is squared

away."

They provide you with a credit check for one year. That's it.


Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 17, 2016 10:18 PM (kfoLf)<<<
This is what happened/is happening to me.
Some bastard got my info from a hacked hospital system.The hospital informed me they were hacked and provided the credit reports and also free service to an ID Clearance company that would facilitate recovery if an incident occurred within one year. (All of their agents are licensed PIs.) It did.
Some bozo opened utility and cable for every girl in the state who would lay him. The ID company has been most helpful helping me clear the fraudulent claims. My agent and all the agents are licensed PIs.If you have received a "hacked" letter you should expect this type of assistance. If they didn't offer it call them with the expectation of receiving it.
PS - Great Reagan's Ghost, I'm expecting a new shipment of meds tomorrow. It will be fantastic.





Posted by: Ralph at March 18, 2016 12:09 AM (fagTl)

501 Blano>>>

Just realized I probably didn't read the original/first post in this snowmobile injury story. I was just saying no injury is out of the question if you fuck up and fall off your snowmobile at high speed. And new ones are wicked fast even the cheap ones.


Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:05 AM (On7rW)

I haven't driven one in 40 years, so that might have something to do with it also.

Posted by: Blano at March 18, 2016 12:09 AM (3eoPa)

502 Tim, you mean I had this costume made for nothing? Dang!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:09 AM (ntObR)

503 495 "You have 50 gallons of cream with 25% butterfat and 50 gallons of milk with 3.25% butterfat. How many gallons of the cream and how many gallons of the milk do you need to combine, in order to get 25 gallons of cream with 12.5% butterfat?"
--------------------

Not possible.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:06 AM (w35Hj)



Skip the milk. Use 12.5 gallons of the cream with 12.5 gallons of water.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

504 262 248- Cali girl. do your plates click sometimes, when you bend your neck?

Mine do, and at first, it was unnerving. Much better now.

My lower back is janked up because of the accident to my neck, but I admit I'm afraid of more surgery. I've been having pain treatments, but they do less and less to help. So those of you who have had lower back surgery-is it worth it?
Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2016 11:01 PM (7q2ch)


Yes, many times over yes.

I walked around for 5 months thinking that I had a pulled hamstring that just wasn't healing. Then over the course of a week, it got to the point where I couldn't even stand up long enough to piss or even walk to the bathroom.

Oxycontin? Couldn't even tell if I had taken anything. Had the surgery at 7:30am, was taken to the hospital room at about noon, at lunch, walked around the hallway, rocked a piss, went home at 3:30pm. Took a Tylenol4 when I got home, never took another painkiller afterwards.

That was 10 years ago, and today I am lifting more weights than ever before, and I have absolutely no problems lifting up 95lb dogs into the car.

Make sure you follow your surgeons rehab instructions. I didn't, he told me to swim and that would strengthen the back muscles better than anything else.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 18, 2016 12:10 AM (1JnAL)

505 Tim, you mean I had this costume made for nothing? Dang!!!!
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:09 AM (ntObR)

*****

Just read the words, Steve.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 18, 2016 12:11 AM (YLidQ)

506 Mike, I might have misquoted the question.
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Probably. The deal is that 50 gal. of 25% butterfat cream would have to be cut with 50 gal. of 0% butterfat milk to achieve 12.5%. So, cant be done.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:12 AM (w35Hj)

507 Tim, breathing in and out... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:12 AM (ntObR)

508 If you're interested, read about the Apollo 1 fire and the issues and reasons behind the choice of capsule atmosphere.

They went with 100% O2. Crazy, you think. Well, there were problems that sort of made that the least bad option at the time, before the fire.

It's the partial pressure of O2 that determines the flame potential. 100% O2 at atmospheric pressure will let stuff burn like a bitch, nearly impossible to put out. Stick anything hot enough in enough O2 pressure and it flames up, you can't put it out easily.

They had to go with overpressure on the ground at launch. CLosed capsule. You need slightly higher pressure to get stuff from getting in.

But you don't want to maintain that absolute pressure as the capsule goes up and pressure goes down. They would slowly vent pressure, trying to maintain a constant differential.

The higher the differential, the stronger and heavier the tin can would have to be to hold the pressure. At launch you wanted it pumped up.

But there's a problem using N2 mix. The bends. Get N2 at pressure, then depressurize and the astronauts could get the bends. And you have to worry about the partial pressure of oxygen for breathability. As absolute pressure decreased going up, you'd have to adjust the mix.

THat made for some very complicated design and weight problems.

At any rate, after the fire, they had to do that more complicated stuff. It was determined that 100% O2 at full pressure was just too damned dangerous.

Now, up in space at about 3psi absolute pressure, 100% O2 is no more, and maybe even less of a fire hazard than regular air at 1 atm pressure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:13 AM (dvuhZ)

509 I bought a new OBD reader that arrived today.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hxh5hnu

I hope to play with it this weekend and see if it's apparent extra functions are worth $30 (you need a bluetooth phone or tablet to use this one)

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:13 AM (On7rW)

510 I was told that there would be no milk in this blog.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:13 AM (w35Hj)

511 If you wear the costume of a character so obscure only a few people know who it is, are you really cosplaying or just dressup?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:14 AM (39g3+)

512 This seems like a good time to punch out. Be well all. Night.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 18, 2016 12:14 AM (YLidQ)

513 publius, I've read that the Apollo 1 astronauts begged for help... and couldn't get it, because no one knew absolutely what would happen if they opened the hatch. True?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

514 G'Night, Tim in GA.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:14 AM (OQ9R7)

515 Christopher, alls I knows is I'm a hit at Denny's. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

516 Yup. It's late, I'm out.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:15 AM (w35Hj)

517 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:13 AM (dvuhZ)
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Dude, I knew I could count on you to have a really great answer. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 18, 2016 12:16 AM (9iR5/)

518 Human beings can't breathe straight 02 very long safely anyway. Not only do you start getting kind of stoned but it will eventually kill you.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:16 AM (39g3+)

519 G'Night, Hammer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:16 AM (OQ9R7)

520 Oh, and Denny's is in racial trouble again.

http://tinyurl.com/z77x6y6

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

521 506 Mike, I might have misquoted the question.
--------------

Probably. The deal is that 50 gal. of 25% butterfat cream would have to be cut with 50 gal. of 0% butterfat milk to achieve 12.5%. So, cant be done.



Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:12 AM (w35Hj)



Well isn't that sort of the point that its not a 1 to 1 mix? That's what makes it difficult. It would wind up being something like 18 gallons of the 3.25% Milk and 7 gallons of the cream. Or something like that.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:16 AM (zt+N6)

522 464 nerdygirl, never had mincemeat pie.

Here's where I get into trouble: I've never been big on meatloaf.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 17, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)


I think that at one time it had some actual minced meat in it. When I was a kid they were still trying to pawn it off on people as a dessert that someone would actually choose to eat. It's filling was this spcy, brown, fruity crap. It was really horrible.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 18, 2016 12:17 AM (SXU3d)

523 nerdygirl, ah, kind of like Jack-in-the-Box tacos. Got it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

524 I haven't driven one in 40 years, so that might have something to do with it also.>>>

None of the new ones I've ridden do less than 80MPH top speed. They are way more forgiving with their suspensions than they were 40 yrs ago. But a fuck up at speed is a fuck up at speed and if trees are near by even worse.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:18 AM (On7rW)

525 "Well isn't that sort of the point that its not a 1 to 1 mix? That's what makes it difficult. It would wind up being something like 18 gallons of the 3.25% Milk and 7 gallons of the cream. Or something like that."
-Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:16 AM (zt+N6)

I see Dead People doing math on an ONT.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:18 AM (OQ9R7)

526 Well isn't that sort of the point that its not a 1 to 1 mix? That's what makes it difficult. It would wind up being something like 18 gallons of the 3.25% Milk and 7 gallons of the cream. Or something like that.
Posted by: buzzion
----------------
I hate it when dead guys point out the flaws in my wave-of-hand dismissals.

Yes, you are correct. I plead the late hour.

Posted by: Mike O'Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2016 12:19 AM (w35Hj)

527 Mincemeat is pretty awful, but my mom and aunts loved it so it was always around at Christmas. And my grandma used to make it from scratch, not a can. Supposedly yeah the original was made from meat, but from what I understand it was the bits of meat you wouldn't eat if you had any choice.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:19 AM (39g3+)

528 Mike, a-HA!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

529 Fire in space is very bad.

Posted by: Lev Andropov at March 18, 2016 12:19 AM (JO9+V)

530 None of the new ones I've ridden do less than 80MPH top speed. They are
way more forgiving with their suspensions than they were 40 yrs ago. But
a fuck up at speed is a fuck up at speed and if trees are near by even
worse.
--------
F=M*A. Physics is a stone cold bitch.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 18, 2016 12:20 AM (9iR5/)

531 Fire in space is very bad.>>>

The screaming is less noticeable though.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:21 AM (On7rW)

532 Christopher, alls I knows is I'm a hit at Denny's. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve


Have you tried the Spicy Skillet yet?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 12:21 AM (A/3fN)

533 There's a 1967 pic of a cosmonaut's funeral. Said cosmo (forget his name) was forced to fly in an obsolete capsule that rocketed to the ground, on fire the entire time.

Pic of the open casket. What was lying there... doesn't look human, more like twisted charcoal bricquets.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)

534 "F=M*A. Physics is a stone cold bitch."
-Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 18, 2016 12:20 AM (9iR5/)

"The fall" has never killed anyone.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:22 AM (OQ9R7)

535 The screaming is less noticeable though.
-----
Yep, in space, no one can hear you scream.

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 18, 2016 12:22 AM (9iR5/)

536 Yep, in space, no one can hear you scream.

But they can sure tell if yer nekkid!!

Posted by: Siggy Weaver at March 18, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

537 "The fall" has never killed anyone.>>>

Yeah FULL STOP is a bitch.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:23 AM (On7rW)

538 Weft, not yet.

Have a Denny's really close to me, may try it to go sometime.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

539 Chris, it's the partial pressure of O2 that is important. Yes, pure oxygen at atmosphere will make you "drunk" or whatever they call it, but pure oxygen at about 3psi or whatever they decided on is not. Again, it's the partial pressure that determines how it respirates.

Oh yes, it was horrible. Grisson, Chafee and White died horribly. The problem was the hatch opening procedure was some damned ridiculously convoluted process that took over a minute to do. It opened inward, required Grisson to do something, then one of the others (seat position). Again, think pressure. If it opens outward, you need a more complicated design to hold pressure. See the airplane designs.

They didn't have time to do it, and the crew outside couldn't either. It had to be opened from the inside. After the fire, the hatch was redesigned so it could be blow open quickly if necessary.

In mission control, they were watching on TV feed, that big screen. They saw a flash. Heard the three scream. They don't know who said what. One said "I'm burning up". ANother said, "I'm getting the hell out!"

THey don't think Grissom even managed to try to start the hatch opening procedure. Even if he did, he would've been gone before it could've been completed.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:24 AM (dvuhZ)

540 Cream needs to be 10.63 Gallons.

Milk needs to be 14.37 Gallons.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:25 AM (zt+N6)

541 publius, yikes, thanks for sharing that.

Yeah, I've read all the NASA crew could do was sit there and watch them die. Must have been horrific.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

542 "The fall" has never killed anyone.
-------
Yeah, it's the sudden stop. One of the Newtonian laws. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
IOW, everything in your body wants to keep going in that direction right up until the solid earth says "No."

Posted by: Auld O'Blue whuppin' on snakes at March 18, 2016 12:27 AM (9iR5/)

543 Those are rounded values. But its 12.468% butterfat. So close enough.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:27 AM (zt+N6)

544 -Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:25 AM (zt+N6)

You're speaking of volume, not weight.

*spikes football*

I am only semi-retarded!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:28 AM (OQ9R7)

545 At any rate, after the fire, they had to do that more complicated stuff. It was determined that 100% O2 at full pressure was just too damned dangerous.

Now, up in space at about 3psi absolute pressure, 100% O2 is no more, and maybe even less of a fire hazard than regular air at 1 atm pressure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:13 AM (dvuhZ)


The sad thing is that the Soviets had a similar disaster with one of their Cosmonauts. If NASA had known about that, Apollo 1 disaster would have never occured.

Posted by: The Space Hat at March 18, 2016 12:28 AM (vBeA5)

546 But they can sure tell if yer nekkid!!


Posted by: Siggy Weaver


You have any idea how hard it is to fap with these claws?

Posted by: Xenomorph at March 18, 2016 12:28 AM (YJmuy)

547 Just for giggles, I did it on a spreadsheet [accountant] and came up with 10.63218391 gallons of cream (with 25 minus that of milk). You can immediately see why I decided to cut the cream with water.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

548 Why buy the cow when they'll take your cream for free.

Or something kinda like that where there is no math.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:29 AM (On7rW)

549 As usual, late to the ONT (though not that late, for left coast time).


Only Garands showing in that Rhine-crossing pic. There in a DUKW, right? And note the terraced/worked steep slope on the far shore. I recall the incredibly steep shale vineyards along the Mosel, but these are obviously not vineyards. Wonder what's grown there?


Actually put 3 clips through one of my M1s today. Damn screw holding the vertical sight adjustment keeps getting loose (loctite? will consult the CMP forums) But still, cannot figure out how my notes show 8 clicks up for 100 yds, a few years back when I first got it, and now it's definitely 12 clicks up for 100 yds.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 18, 2016 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

550 4.6 is the magic ratio; so 5 2/5 + 19 3/5

or am I doing math too late

Posted by: Jean at March 18, 2016 12:31 AM (cXiMR)

551 518 Human beings can't breathe straight 02 very long safely anyway. Not only do you start getting kind of stoned but it will eventually kill you.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:16 AM (39g3+)



.....and you get cataracts.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:31 AM (EzgxV)

552 547 Just for giggles, I did it on a spreadsheet [accountant] and came up with 10.63218391 gallons of cream (with 25 minus that of milk). You can immediately see why I decided to cut the cream with water.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)



I beat you and I did it by writing it out by hand and using a calculator for the arithmetic portions.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:31 AM (zt+N6)

553 "Just for giggles, I did it on a spreadsheet [accountant] and came up with 10.63218391 gallons of cream (with 25 minus that of milk). You can immediately see why I decided to cut the cream with water."
-Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

Water? You're not even gelato-worthy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:32 AM (OQ9R7)

554 "they're", not "there", obviously

Posted by: rhomboid at March 18, 2016 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

555 I think Baylor lost because of the glare of their uniforms in their eyes.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:33 AM (zt+N6)

556 I'll stick with calculating the Milkmaids.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:34 AM (On7rW)

557 I'm kind of curious why the Ancient Old One and the obviously Dead One are here doing spreadsheets and not out helping some old person do there taxes. Interesting, no?

Posted by: Old Blue at March 18, 2016 12:35 AM (9iR5/)

558 I think the gas procedure that ended with up, used on the later Apollo system. Astronauts breather 100% O2 through their suits at launch. You may have seen, those old enough, pictures of them walking to the gantry, in full suits. That was getting the nitrogen purged and them on full O2.

They used N2 and O2 mix during launch. Which was slowly bled off as they ascended. They had to keep breathing in their closed suit systems until things were equlibriated at the space condition. And then they could breath cabin air at pure O2 at low pressure. THere was something about a transition to the lunar module, and the atmosphere there, and then atmosphere inside their space suits during the moon walks. The suits needed to be as low a pressure as they could stand. A pressure suit with movable joints is something hard to do right. Too much pressure and the wrong design and it would be impossible to bend the joints.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:35 AM (dvuhZ)

559 .....and you get cataracts.

And prostate cancer! Eventually. Of course by then you're dead anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:35 AM (39g3+)

560 552 547 Just for giggles, I did it on a spreadsheet [accountant] and came up with 10.63218391 gallons of cream (with 25 minus that of milk). You can immediately see why I decided to cut the cream with water.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)



I beat you and I did it by writing it out by hand and using a calculator for the arithmetic portions.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:31 AM (zt+N6) 552 547 Just for giggles, I did it on a spreadsheet [accountant] and came up with 10.63218391 gallons of cream (with 25 minus that of milk). You can immediately see why I decided to cut the cream with water.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)



I beat you and I did it by writing it out by hand and using a calculator for the arithmetic portions.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:31 AM (zt+N6)



If I'd done it by writing it out by hand and using a calculator, I might've been faster. I did it with what I could reach without lifting my fat ass out of the chair, starting with reading the ONT.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:36 AM (EzgxV)

561 The cosmonaut referenced earlier:

Komarov....

Link in my nic, if you can stomach it.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 12:37 AM (lutOX)

562 If I'd done it by writing it out by hand and using a calculator, I might've been faster. I did it with what I could reach without lifting my fat ass out of the chair, starting with reading the ONT.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:36 AM (EzgxV)


The only reason I did it is because I don't like self appointed hall monitors of general discussions on an open thread.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:38 AM (zt+N6)

563 Palpatine, that's it. Thanks.

That funeral pic is up (down) there with the Emmett Till funeral pic IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

564 Product Review:

Campbell's Wicked Thai Style Chicken with Rice

They wanted something like a Tom Yun and tried to make it a stew.

Campbell's? Phuk Yew.

Awful. No taste. Crap cornstarch blobby meandering nonsense.

Just start a new ethnic line of soup if you're looking to grift off hipster sensibilities, because that that Thai thing was shart worthy.

I'd buy a canned Thai curry, just as i'd buy a canned indian curry, and a Japanese curry.

What the hell is wrong with you, Campbell's?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 12:38 AM (A/3fN)

565 Come for the ONT, and stay for the math and astronautics blog. This place is just way too cool.
We have some seriously smart people here.
No snark intended.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 18, 2016 12:39 AM (9iR5/)

566 559 .....and you get cataracts.

And prostate cancer! Eventually. Of course by then you're dead anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:35 AM (39g3+)



The fiancee is on deck for cataracts because of her 2-week stay as guest of the hyperbaric treatment facility at the Kuakini Medical center.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

567 It is scary that the resource of the hoard wont be accessible during the burning times (unless the internet is really magic). Crowd sourcing problems here when I have real life and death issues from food to energy would be awesome.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:41 AM (On7rW)

568 What the hell is wrong with you, Campbell's?

But the millenials said it tasted totes cool!! In between their constantly updating their Instagram pics, I mean...

Posted by: Campbells R&D at March 18, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

569 I'll stick with calculating the Milkmaids.

Vat do yuu mean, kalkulate?

http://tinyurl.com/zmwua9k

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:43 AM (39g3+)

570 Mmmm, milkmaids...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:44 AM (ntObR)

571 Interesting article on Kamarov. What a clusterf*ck.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 18, 2016 12:45 AM (9iR5/)

572 561 The cosmonaut referenced earlier:

Komarov....

Link in my nic, if you can stomach it.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 12:37 AM (lutOX)



I remembered the part where Yuri Gagarin and the pilot both knew it was a one-way gig.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

573 "4.6 is the magic ratio; so 5 2/5 + 19 3/5

or am I doing math too late
"
-Posted by: Jean at March 18, 2016 12:31 AM (cXiMR)

Was that a question? Because I missed the question mark. *snark*

I thought "The Magic Ratio" was a Pythagorean foundation of 1:1.618.

I'm so smart that I should probably be going to bed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:46 AM (OQ9R7)

574 25 x 12.5% = 3.125 gal cream

0.25A + 0.0325B = 3.125

A+B = 25
B = A - 25

That's how it starts

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 12:46 AM (VdICR)

575 573 "4.6 is the magic ratio; so 5 2/5 + 19 3/5

or am I doing math too late"
-Posted by: Jean at March 18, 2016 12:31 AM (cXiMR)

Was that a question? Because I missed the question mark. *snark*

I thought "The Magic Ratio" was a Pythagorean foundation of 1:1.618.

I'm so smart that I should probably be going to bed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:46 AM (OQ9R7)



You should have a "hot mama" and "be cheerful."

Posted by: Dr. cthulhu, kind o' mumbled.... at March 18, 2016 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

576 Campbells took a giant crap all over their soup line in the 90s trying to make it more "healthy" or something. They ended a bunch of great flavors, changed some (like their tomato, bean with bacon, and "chili beef" soup) and ruined them. Plus their prices keep going up and up ridiculously. Its cheaper to buy just about any other canned soup on the aisle than Campbell's, which used to be the bargain.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 18, 2016 12:48 AM (39g3+)

577 574 25 x 12.5% = 3.125 gal cream

0.25A + 0.0325B = 3.125

A+B = 25
B = A - 25

That's how it starts



Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 12:46 AM (VdICR)




Yup. That's what I did.

Posted by: buzzion at March 18, 2016 12:48 AM (zt+N6)

578 I really hated word problems. A train leaves Chicago traveling 60 mph...

Posted by: Old Blue at March 18, 2016 12:48 AM (9iR5/)

579 Not sure she's a milkmaid but Germanic and cute.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zmwua9k

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:48 AM (On7rW)

580 Oh hey, that math's not too complicated.

We need a quantity X of the cream and quantity Y of the milk

(1) X+Y = 25 gal

(2) 0.25 X + 0.0325 Y = 25 * 0.125 = 25/8
which converts to
(3) X+0.13 Y = 25 / 2 = 12.5

Subtract the equation (3) from equation (1) yields
(4) 0.87 Y = 12.5

Which solves Y
(5) Y = 12.5 / 0.87 gal

Convert (1) to solve for X
(6) X = 25 - Y = 25 - 12.5 / 0.87 gal


Too lazy to break out a calculator, but eyeballing it, looks like Y ~= 14 gal and X ~= 11 gal. Which makes sense - if Y was 0% fat, then the ratios would be 1:1. Since Y has some fat, then we need to use more Y to dilute the X.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 18, 2016 12:48 AM (1D4Ef)

581 Phuk Yew grows wild in my backyard. I try not to cultivate it, but it is there every couple-a years.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:49 AM (OQ9R7)

582 571 Interesting article on Kamarov. What a clusterf*ck.
Posted by: Old Blue at March 18, 2016 12:45 AM (9iR5/)
***
That was the USSR all around.

As one fellow put it: They were a third-world nation with an evil ideology and a space program.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 12:50 AM (lutOX)

583 574 25 x 12.5% = 3.125 gal cream

0.25A + 0.0325B = 3.125

A+B = 25
B = A - 25

That's how it starts

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 12:46 AM (VdICR)




Next thing you know, they're snortin' b squared minus 4ac....and doin doobs of a^2 + b^2 = 18.....

Posted by: Dr. cthulhu, kind o' mumbled.... at March 18, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

584 That was the USSR all around.
-------
And sadly, we have people in the USA wanting to duplicate that.
*shakes head*

Posted by: Old Blue at March 18, 2016 12:51 AM (9iR5/)

585 Phuk Yew grows wild in my backyard.>>> I hear BLM and the democrats make an intense fertilizer for Phuck Yew.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:51 AM (On7rW)

586 Just don't sprinkle any Mountain Dew on your Phuck Yew. Phew!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:52 AM (ntObR)

587 It's almost midnight in California. The new season of Daredevil might be up.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 12:53 AM (VdICR)

588 Cookin' things up via the F.O.I.L. method. Go ahead and get your Gordian knot untied. ...Fuckin' Junkies.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)

589 Wow, quick work cleaning up the troll droppings, Maet. Thanks! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:55 AM (ntObR)

590 Cookin' things up via the F.O.I.L. method.>>

We used to do ground beef, potatoes and onions that way in the campfire when I was in Boy scouts.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 12:56 AM (On7rW)

591 And I hope all you guys are around if/when I ever decide to go back to (shudder) college at CSULB for a bach degree.

Gonna need yer help bad with my mandatory advanced algebra/statistics/calculus/whatever courses. How bad you ask? I'll be willing to do my impression of a loosey-goosey ATM.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

592 Ben Shapiro just broke an INSANE story. Students at Harvard advocated the genocide of white people in a debate round and they got caught on video, then the university tried to hide it, and now its a total shitstorm.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4180/debater-harvard-says-white-people-should-kill-chase-stephens

Posted by: Tyler Draper at March 18, 2016 12:57 AM (4dYCv)

593 We used to call that a "Hobo Dinner", Willy J. We did the same thing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 12:58 AM (OQ9R7)

594 You know, we just went to hell after Apollo. That was the last hurrah of the America of the Greatest Generation. The damned shuttle was a let down compared to the mighty Saturn V. Piddle pissing in LEO. We should've been to Mars by now, with a base on the Moon.

The experience of riding a Saturn V. I'd love to experience that. Remember those "NASA voices". The guys doing the countdown. They had a certain accent, a certain tone. All business. Just oozed competence, fearlessness, and all that. Boldly going.

THe astonauts had bio monitors, things measuring all the vital signs, BP, heart rate, etc. They sort of had fun with that. Right before launch, and you remember all the delays and all that. Read about all the ridiculous detail and all the people doing all the things at the right time during the countdown.

As it neared, there was soon a point of no return. In mission control, "go, no-go" calls would be made by all the myriad of subsystem people.

Imagine you were one of the three riding that thing. The countdown got to the low double digits. Shit or get off the pot lines were crossed. Switches were thrown that couldn't be unthrown, so to speak. You were going, you were going to ride that fire.

AS you got to the final moments of the countdown, the bio monitors would show the astronauts heart rates increasing rapidly. Thump, thump, thumpthumpthump! Lile they were going to explode. Especially the rookie, the one who had never rode the fire before.

The countdown reached the final 10 seconds. That NASA voice was counting it off. T -10, T - 9. At some point there, you heard that NASA voice say, "ignition sequence begin" -- and continues the countdown. Heart rates are now exploding.

They are lighting those mighty F-1 engines on the first stage. And you are going to ride them. The gas generator fires up, spinning up the mighty high speed turbo pumps that are going to feed ungodly rates of LOX and jet fuel to those mighty F-1s.

At "ignition sequence being" all that happens and then "sparklers" go off -- you've seen that, looks like grinder sparks coming out of the nozzles. That is, in a carefully engineered process, igniting that ungodly flow of fuel and oxidizer.

At that point, your heart is beating so fast you can't count the beats. You're probably about to shit your space suit. THose mighty F-1s light up. You feel the rumble and the roar.

At that point, a freakin' huge water tower release a huge deluge of cooling water, like a damn breaking, to tame the heat in the exhaust trench of those five mighty F-1s. Otherwise, you'd burn the whole damn thing up.

This is it, you tell yourself, I'm riding this thing. To the Moon.

It takes a few seconds for those F-1s to build full thrust, all 7.1whatever millions pounds worth. There are four huge clamps holding that thing down. THey must hold until full thrust is built. And then they must quickly, quickly, break away and let that giant hard-on of a thing loose.

You feel the rumble, the strains and creaking as tensions and compression stresses build up. Then explosive mechanisms blow those giant clamps away. Fast. Otherwise it would rip things apart.

And then she rises. You feel the g's pushing you in your seat. You can't say it, but you want to just scream "Heeeee --- Haaaawwww!"

Well, that got long....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:59 AM (dvuhZ)

595 592 Posted by: Tyler Draper at March 18, 2016 12:57 AM (4dYCv)


Well at least nobody's arm got ripped out of socket....

yeah guys we need more outreach across the aisle.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 12:59 AM (g8Hfr)

596
We used to call that a "Hobo Dinner", Willy J. We did the same thing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)>>

I remember eating deviled ham from a can on Gerber teething toast on a canoe trip. Tastes like hell to replicate now but back then ambrosia.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 01:01 AM (On7rW)

597 Willy, no anchovies?!? ;-)

In the meantime, I really enjoyed chatting with you all tonight, thanks, and may your Friday just fly by and land you all into a great post-St Patricks weekend. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 01:02 AM (ntObR)

598 G'Night, qdpsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:03 AM (OQ9R7)

599 "Ben Shapiro just broke an INSANE story. Students at Harvard advocated the genocide of white people in a debate round and they got caught on video, then the university tried to hide it, and now its a total shitstorm."

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4180/debater-harvard-says-white-people-should-kill-chase-stephens

-Posted by: Tyler Draper at March 18, 2016 12:57 AM (4dYCv)

Wow. ...Just "wow".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:05 AM (OQ9R7)

600 @qdpsteve
I've always been grateful to my 9th grade algebra teacher. Lots of drill, lots of practice. It's a muscle, you can make it stronger.

Each layer stands on the ones below, so you have to get really solid in algebra to do calculus. You don't need a lot of calculus to "get" stats and use them but you do need some. If and when you get to CSULB, post again.

Posted by: Phunctor at March 18, 2016 01:05 AM (CKGil)

601 That was the USSR all around.

As one fellow put it: They were a third-world nation with an evil ideology and a space program.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 12:50 AM (lutOX)


That's what happens when you have a nation where the government is all-powerful. The bureaucracy's vanity comes before all else. Communism always turns into that, because it requires a government with absolute power to "give everyone their fair share." No matter what the starting intention of creating a system is, if you create a system with any amount of unchecked power, that power will eventually - and usually quickly - get abused to feed the ego of the person wielding it. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 18, 2016 01:06 AM (J+mig)

602 591 And I hope all you guys are around if/when I ever decide to go back to (shudder) college at CSULB for a bach degree.

Gonna need yer help bad with my mandatory advanced algebra/statistics/calculus/whatever courses. How bad you ask? I'll be willing to do my impression of a loosey-goosey ATM.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 18, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)







It's all in the approach. My dad tried to teach me trig using "opposite over adjacent" from when I was in 4th grade. Got to 10th grade, they said, "take a unit circle centered on the origin; going counterclockwise theta degrees from the positive X axis, you hit that unit circle at the point (cos theta, sin theta)." Well, thank you very much -- I can derive whatever trig I need from that before I can figure "adjacent to whut?????"




For me, any other way of looking at it was "shit's all retarded, and their mom dressed-'em funny."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 01:06 AM (EzgxV)

603 Gonna need yer help bad with my mandatory advanced algebra/statistics/calculus/whatever courses. How bad you ask? I'll be willing to do my impression of a loosey-goosey ATM.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Algebra is just order of operations. No guessing needed.

Stat 101 is a set of algorithms and then order of operations for a graph.

Calc? You're skipping Trigonometry. You need Trig to get to calc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 01:07 AM (A/3fN)

604 Ben Shapiro just broke an INSANE story. Students at Harvard advocated the genocide of white people in a debate round and they got caught on video, then the university tried to hide it, and now its a total shitstorm.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4180/debater-harvard-says-white-people-should-kill-chase-stephens

Posted by: Tyler Draper at March 18, 2016 12:57 AM (4dYCv)


How is this big news? This has been the openly taught ideology of the hard Left.

Want to know more? Learn about "intersectional" ideology and "Kyriarchy".

Posted by: The Grand Kyriarch at March 18, 2016 01:08 AM (vBeA5)

605 Reading back through the thread about disaster in the space program, I remember something about one of the Russian stations, MIR probably. Anyway, one of the resupply rockets collided (more than docket) and caused considerable problems.

During one of the news reports it was said the Russian Commander was 'sedated' after a nervous breakdown and had been giving (can't remember the word) dangerously incorrect orders. Kinda like a mutiny, except the commander really had lost it, and as a matter of survival the other crew knocked the commander out.

NASA has a MIR History page (thanks upthread for the suggestion) which I'm reading now.

Posted by: Donnie Brook at March 18, 2016 01:08 AM (BfUio)

606 ..."Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
-Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 18, 2016 01:06 AM (J+mig)

Unless your name is George Washington and you've just abdicated power because you understand the wildfire you may create.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:08 AM (OQ9R7)

607 The F1's on the Saturn V were producing 1.5 million pounds of thrust per second with 5 F1's. 7.5 million pounds of thrust per second. I've seen the Saturn 5. I've stood next to it. I was awestruck. I was in heaven. I've seen it with my own eyes and I've touched it. No words.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 18, 2016 01:09 AM (9iR5/)

608 599 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:05 AM (OQ9R7)


Mr. Trevon are you ready for your presentation on Energy Policy?

"Yeah we need to kill all da crackas"...

//Trevon Obama Racial Healing Advisor

They are simply more forthright and less dissembling on their goals.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 01:09 AM (g8Hfr)

609 "How is this big news? This has been the openly taught ideology of the hard Left.

Want to know more? Learn about "intersectional" ideology and "Kyriarchy".
"

-Posted by: The Grand Kyriarch at March 18, 2016 01:08 AM (vBeA5)

It isn't "Big News", it is video that idiots like me can digest and dissemble to other idiots.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)

610 In the wonderful Obama economy I will be taking tomorrow as a vacation day. Company says we need to ween down our vacation day bank. I know this is the most basic (or something I should just shut up about since I have a job) of limitations. But I have been at the same company for 30+ years. And only under Obama have they made us do this.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 01:12 AM (On7rW)

611 I used "dissemble" before you did. Correctly. You owe me whatever a dollar is worth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:13 AM (OQ9R7)

612 Woot! NyQuil is kicking in.

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 18, 2016 01:13 AM (YJmuy)

613 Unless your name is George Washington and you've just abdicated power because you understand the wildfire you may create.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:08 AM (OQ9R7)


George Washington was amazing. Just about any generalization you make about human nature as it pertains to power has to have him as an exception.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 18, 2016 01:14 AM (J+mig)

614 Oh, and I used "dissemble" incorrectly. A Pox Upon My House.

...apologies to sven.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)

615 []

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 01:16 AM (VdICR)

616 G'Night, Blanco.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)

617 I'm signed up for classes and I will be taking statistics this year.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 01:18 AM (VdICR)

618 614 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)


No worries, given the modern media it is quite easy to conflate the meaning of "dissemble" and "disseminate."

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 01:19 AM (g8Hfr)

619 I should have used "disseminate".

Being foolish is proof that I am human. I don't mind being corrected, nor do I mind being human.

What I do mind is my arrogance in the light of my own incompetence.

I dissemble my credibility with that sort of nonsense.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:23 AM (OQ9R7)

620 Oddly my Econ teacher in High school helped drive me into a job revolving around engineering. Fucker was wicked cool in dealing with teenagers. Wanted his lawnmower fixed and steered me to the small engines class my HS had. My buddies and I also pimped out (70s style) Van our wood shop teachers had with a cool Oak liquor bar. I was meant to be a more handsy guy. I got lucky that there were teachers who saw that back when I was in school.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 01:23 AM (On7rW)

621 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:59 AM (dvuhZ)




And those F-1 rocket engines? They produce enough heat to melt the materials of which they are made -- and, really, it's not even close. If you take an F-1 and shoot it at the side of another, it totally slags it. The crazy bastards that built those things run the liquid oxygen and the fuel around and around the inner surface of the engine as coolant before squirting it into the middle as fuel and oxidizer.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

622 ..and Sven already had the word before I finished my thought/post!

*shakes fist*

Darn You, Sven!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:25 AM (OQ9R7)

623 Yes, F-1 rocket engines. Five of them on the first stage of the Saturn V.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 01:26 AM (dvuhZ)

624 publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 12:59 AM

Interesting.

I was reading something about the shuttle crew. As I remember it, on launch the Commander was cool as a cucumber, but the shuttle pilot was in a panic. The Commander knew they had done everything right, all they could do. On re-entry, it was reversed. The Commander was in a panic, and the shuttle pilot was cool; the pilot because he knew what he was going to do but the commander was powerless and could only sit there and think about what could go wrong.

Posted by: Donnie Brook at March 18, 2016 01:30 AM (BfUio)

625 Does anyone need a wet saw for small parts?
Older version of this (works the same just not as tall.

http://www.struers.com/default.asp?doc_id=1092

No blades come with it but the last bid I saw on our company get rid of old crap auction site was $50.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 01:32 AM (On7rW)

626 Okay... I'm fading, here on the East Coast. To each-and-every one of you, I wish a Good Night.

Choose to be happy and find a love for your Hill to Die On.

G'Nught, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:32 AM (OQ9R7)

627 G'Night, even.

Beer, much?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 18, 2016 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

628 I know i'm really late to the party, and someone may have mentioned it already, but I brought up a couple months ago that I was watching MST3K in order from the 0 season, and several morons wanted to know how I was doing it.

club-mst3k com is the place! Those guys found all the vids, from Internet Archive and or ripping DVDs etc.

If somethings been taken down, they usually find another link in days, and I've been able to get all the way to near the end of season 4 (MANOS COMMING UP!!) by following their list.

McCLOUD!!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 01:35 AM (Vy81P)

629 If I remember, the first shuttle commander was John Young, an Apollo veteran. And yes, I think his heart rate during the launch sequence set a *low* record. He had ridden a Saturn V. Of course, this was something new.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 01:35 AM (dvuhZ)

630 Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 01:35 AM (Vy81P)

There is a group on PS4 as well.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 18, 2016 01:41 AM (FuBZa)

631 Pulled a 1lb of bacon from the freezer at 6. Will be eating bacon and eggs in the morning.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 01:45 AM (On7rW)

632 Yep, it was John Young. He flew Gemini, Apollo, and the Shuttle.

He went to the Moon twice, first Apollo 10 as CM pilot, this was the dress rehearsal for the actual landing. They decouple the LM and flew it around, but didn't land.

Then he was commander on Apollo 16 and walked on the Moon. They were pushing for more "science" on the later missions, and the Apollo 16 crew had to learn geology. They said he cottoned to it, and got quite good, knowing what to look for and how to know when he found it on the Moon.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 01:47 AM (dvuhZ)

633 Good Night all.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 18, 2016 01:47 AM (On7rW)

634 Cool Tom, but I've only got a PS3, and its not hooked up to my speakers lol. (or is it on PSN?)

I just realized I'm not sure I've even turned it on this year!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 01:48 AM (Vy81P)

635 Thinking about the Saturn V - I wonder if we could build something comparable - or even better - today?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 01:51 AM (lutOX)

636 And I do watch my DVDs when they come up. But I only have a half doz or so.

Manos, Eegah, Hellcats.. and a few others.. Sidehackers maybe..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 01:51 AM (Vy81P)

637 Hell just imagine a Moon Shot program today. The most important thing would be diversity and social justice. We couldn't have the engineers be too white, too male, etc, etc. And we'd have to make sure we had Islamic crap involved.

The whole thing could be derailed with jail sentences for all if one guy made some crack about tits or something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 01:54 AM (dvuhZ)

638 They only do Crescent Moon shots.

And those are non-alcoholic.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 01:55 AM (Vy81P)

639

...build something comparable - or even better - today

Supposedly, Projects Aries and Orion should have been / will be better ... they re-use the J-2 engine and some other Apollo technology and combine it with modern electronics.

One of these projects failed, the other is in some sort of limbo.

FWIW, The Houston Space Center has a Saturn V on its side, and various other parts, and the Redstone Museum has a nice collection, starting with a V-2, and has parts; a couple of J-2 and F-1 engines.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 01:56 AM (FlRtG)

640 I had to look up the launch sequence. The first stage was known as the S-IC. Now, they had a soft release sequence. Those clamps I mentioned would have to blow back. But then they had the thing sitting on this bracket, four of on under each clamp, with tapered pins.

That allow it to not just jump, but release slowly. Now, theoretically, any time up to the pin clearance, you could do an emergency shutdown of the engines. It should, theoretically, just settled back down on those pads.

But not after clearance. For so many seconds after that, there was a window where engine shutdown would've been impossible. Turn them off, and the rocket falls to the ground. It's not high enough for enough time for any escape mechanism to work.

During that time, the engines were put on hard lock down, impossible to shut down. No command sequence could initiate shutdown. Even if the damn thing exploded. Just try to keep thrusting the flaming hulk to keep the thing from falling until the escape tower could pull the CM off the top.

This was the most dangerous time. I think the survival probability during this critical time was pretty low in case of failure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 02:00 AM (dvuhZ)

641 639

...build something comparable - or even better - today

Supposedly, Projects Aries and Orion should have been / will be better ... they re-use the J-2 engine and some other Apollo technology and combine it with modern electronics.

One of these projects failed, the other is in some sort of limbo.

FWIW, The Houston Space Center has a Saturn V on its side, and various other parts, and the Redstone Museum has a nice collection, starting with a V-2, and has parts; a couple of J-2 and F-1 engines.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 01:56 AM (FlRtG)




Arb! Yes to carpool. When to meet and where?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

642 FWIW, The Houston Space Center has a Saturn V on its side, and various other parts, and the Redstone Museum has a nice collection, starting with a V-2, and has parts; a couple of J-2 and F-1 engines.
Posted by: Arbalest


Looks at Redstone, AL. Looks and Arby's. Looks at Redstone. Looks at Arby's.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 02:06 AM (A/3fN)

643 . I think the survival probability during this critical time was pretty low in case of failure.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 02:00 AM (dvuhZ)
***
Zero chance, I'd say....

Impressive as all hell, the whole thing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 02:06 AM (lutOX)

644 What's the strange landscape they're sailing towards in that last pic?

And don't say "Germany", smartasses.

Posted by: smartassii? at March 17, 2016 10:12 PM (WSV69)


It looks like a dip slope in a sedimentary rock formation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 02:10 AM (/i7Ua)

645

Yes to carpool. When to meet and where?


Things are going exceedingly stupid at my place. The Board smells litigation, and 3 of my next door (as in "2 separated by sheetrock, 1 across the walkway") neighbors have been regularly involved with the police. The last time, the police asked me if I could get someone to move out. The Board predicts that I will be subpoenaed. Things are real stupid.

Suppose I meet you at you place at 8:45AM, and we decide exactly how to proceed. This avoids involvement ...

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 02:10 AM (FlRtG)

646 Me being an electrical type of guy among other things, one thing that interested me, talking about "lock down", was the electrical power system for mission control. Well, Launch control in Florida as well as Mission Control in Houston. They had some handover procedure after the thing cleared the tower.

At any rate, during the critical period during the countdown, they went into breaker lockdown mode. The breakers were locked closed. They couldn't trip. A arcing fault/fire not to mention mild overload would be less catastrophic that a power cut to critical systems.

They had nitrogen purging systems through the conduit around the launch pad. This was to prevent any sparks from starting a fire. All that jet fuel, liquid H2 and LOX was not something to screw around with.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 18, 2016 02:11 AM (dvuhZ)

647 There's no way that would pass OSHA and the EPA today lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:13 AM (Vy81P)

648 Nuclear-powered cruise missile, bitches:

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

The 'money quote':

Once it reached cruising altitude and was far away from populated areas, the nuclear reactor would be made critical. Since nuclear power gave it almost unlimited range, the missile could cruise in circles over the ocean until ordered "down to the deck" for its supersonic dash to targets in the Soviet Union. The SLAM as proposed would carry a payload of many nuclear weapons to be dropped on multiple targets, making the cruise missile into an unmanned bomber. After delivering all its warheads, the missile could then spend weeks flying over populated areas at low altitudes, causing tremendous ground damage with its shock wave. When it finally lost enough power to fly, and crash-landed, the engine would have a good chance of spewing deadly radiation for months to come.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 02:15 AM (lutOX)

649 Posted by: you wish at March 18, 2016 02:06 AM (RXNI5)



Sucks to be you. "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -- and, instead of doing any of those worthwhile things, you compulsively seek entrance to a private club where you are not wanted. I guess that makes you Captain America, right?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:15 AM (EzgxV)

650 645

Yes to carpool. When to meet and where?


Things are going exceedingly stupid at my place. The Board smells litigation, and 3 of my next door (as in "2 separated by sheetrock, 1 across the walkway") neighbors have been regularly involved with the police. The last time, the police asked me if I could get someone to move out. The Board predicts that I will be subpoenaed. Things are real stupid.

Suppose I meet you at you place at 8:45AM, and we decide exactly how to proceed. This avoids involvement ...

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 02:10 AM (FlRtG)




Yuk. I hate to have you go the wrong way that much (although I'm up for it). Are you sure you don't want to blissfully park in the outer fringes of the Milpitas Walmart parking lot?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:18 AM (EzgxV)

651 The thing about snowmobiles is they are accidents waiting to happen. Slow your ass down. Modern quads have bench seats and roll cages and radios and shit. It's like the old three-wheeler.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:19 PM (E7pAO)


Snowmobiles, especially modern ones, are amazingly fast. Real hot rods. Have more in common with a motocross racing bike than any quad. Pro riders mostly ride kneeling, not seated. Hit a bad bump, and you will get launched.


It's been years since I have been on one, other than a putt around the neighbor's yard on his kids' machine, but they are big, dirty fun. A powerful snow machine will skim across open water for miles, if you don't slow down. I had occasion to cross a frozen lake that was in the process of melting, and the old timers said, "crack the throttle wide open, don't slow down, and you will be fine". I'm here to tell about it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 02:20 AM (/i7Ua)

652 "the old timers said, "crack the throttle wide open, don't slow down, and you will be fine". I'm here to tell about it."

i outgrew that shit in my late-20s.;.

which is likely why i am still here. (no melting lakes, since i live in #Failifornia, but i was driving AFVs on a routine basis back then, plus other dangerous GI shit...

still did stupid shit, but more of the "oh gross" line than "hey, hold mah beer"

you live longer that way.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 18, 2016 02:24 AM (5wiY1)

653

The Walmart parking lot at 8:45AM is fine. I just don't want to have either car towed.

I still have your number, so I can get situated, we can meet, then decide what to do. I'll bring a few grocery bags, just in case anyone has anything for sale.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 02:24 AM (FlRtG)

654 not to interject.. BUT..

I think Wallyworld lets people leave cars there for the day, if they aren't in the prime spots at least.

I know they will let RVs and even some 18 wheelers spend the night too.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:27 AM (Vy81P)

655 Yeah, never heard that before. They are "snowmobiles."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 10:31 PM (E7pAO)


In Canada, both get used. If you wanted to draw a distinction, "snowmobile" would be a two-track vehicle with a cabin, like a Bombi, Tucker Sno-Cat, or a Nodwell. And "snow machine" would be your single-track open vehicles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 02:29 AM (/i7Ua)

656 653

The Walmart parking lot at 8:45AM is fine. I just don't want to have either car towed.

I still have your number, so I can get situated, we can meet, then decide what to do. I'll bring a few grocery bags, just in case anyone has anything for sale.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 02:24 AM (FlRtG)



OK, so the plan is the one in McCarthy at 8:45, somewhere off on the fringes. I'm figuring we'll take mine up to the place, in case we grab a lathe. *jealous of AOP's score*

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:30 AM (EzgxV)

657 654 not to interject.. BUT..

I think Wallyworld lets people leave cars there for the day, if they aren't in the prime spots at least.

I know they will let RVs and even some 18 wheelers spend the night too.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:27 AM (Vy81P)



That's why I suggested it.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

658 635
Thinking about the Saturn V - I wonder if we could build something comparable - or even better - today?
---

of course, it would be a bio-fuel, solar hybrid, zero emission totally recyclable gender fluid carbon neutral success story.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 18, 2016 02:32 AM (5wiY1)

659

I think Wallyworld lets ...

This particular location occasionally has an SEIU presence; no violence, nothing other than 2 or 3 guys collecting signatures. I've gotten calls from SEIU (the guy even sounded like a mook) conducting "polls" concerning this particular location. THEREFORE, I find an extra bit of caution to be in order.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 02:32 AM (FlRtG)

660 "You feel the rumble, the strains and creaking as tensions and
compression stresses build up. Then explosive mechanisms blow those
giant clamps away. Fast. Otherwise it would rip things apart. And then she rises."

Then you get hit by lightning. Apollo 12.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 02:34 AM (noWW6)

661 Ah, yeah.. just use your James Bond rotating license plates then!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:35 AM (Vy81P)

662 661 Ah, yeah.. just use your James Bond rotating license plates then!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:35 AM (Vy81P)



It's close to the water, he can use his submersible Lotus bondmobile.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:37 AM (EzgxV)

663 "I know they will let RVs and even some 18 wheelers spend the night too."

You might end up with Clarence and Ginni Thomas as neighbors.

Not kidding. They have an RV and they go out in heartland-flyover America and overnight in the damndest sorts of places.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 02:38 AM (noWW6)

664 Lol. come up by the USS Texas.. that would freak a few people out!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:38 AM (Vy81P)

665 658 635
Thinking about the Saturn V - I wonder if we could build something comparable - or even better - today?
---

of course, it would be a bio-fuel, solar hybrid, zero emission totally recyclable gender fluid carbon neutral success story.
Posted by: redc1c4 at March 18, 2016 02:32 AM (5wiY1)
***
Lord, but could you imagine the horrified reaction of SJW's and what-have-you to the original Project Orion?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 02:40 AM (lutOX)

666 *waves to cooth*

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 18, 2016 02:40 AM (rlfds)

667
This particular Wallyworld expanded, and has a rather large grocery section. The SEIU was REAL unhappy about that.

I think I will try to find a location on the north end of the area.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 18, 2016 02:40 AM (FlRtG)

668 662 661 Ah, yeah.. just use your James Bond rotating license plates then!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:35 AM (Vy81P)



It's close to the water, he can use his submersible Lotus bondmobile.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:37 AM (EzgxV)



Then, again, the water thereabouts is somewhat pungent -- he'll probably want to leave the windows rolled-up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeBqf6bYZak

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

669 663 lol. Classic Airstream, or something even more conservative?

The Sherman Tx Wally has about 15-20 18wheelers a night there, but the one in Far north dallas had the RVs lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 02:41 AM (Vy81P)

670 666 *waves to cooth*

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 18, 2016 02:40 AM (rlfds)



Howdy, howdy!!!! Nice comment number!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:42 AM (EzgxV)

671 Heh.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 18, 2016 02:43 AM (rlfds)

672 Great ONT!

Posted by: Sinalco at March 18, 2016 02:47 AM (yODqO)

673 Kubler-Ross had the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Negotiation, Depression, and Acceptance. When we were implementing Sarbanes-Oxley solutions, we'd joke about "DANDA" as an acronym.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (EzgxV)


Heh, heh. Cooth, i just came back from having dinner at a saloon in Mesa. St. Paddy's Day, doncha know. So there was this fat chick, wearing a green dress with white polka-dots, and she was wearing this fantastic headdress of green tentacles with flashing green LEDS in them. I took one look, and said to myself, "Chtulhu!" Really, she was the spitting image. As I took a seat at the bar, she came up to me, and I said, "are you Cthulhu?" She said, "No, I'm the St. Patrick's Day bead fairy, here's some beads for you." And looped a couple of strings of green beads around my neck.


I guess I should have pulled up my shirt, and flashed my moobs, but I didn't.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 02:51 AM (/i7Ua)

674 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 02:51 AM (/i7Ua)


hell, you should just be grateful you didn't hurl


Posted by: redc1c4 at March 18, 2016 02:54 AM (5wiY1)

675 673 Kubler-Ross had the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Negotiation, Depression, and Acceptance. When we were implementing Sarbanes-Oxley solutions, we'd joke about "DANDA" as an acronym.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 17, 2016 10:55 PM (EzgxV)


Heh, heh. Cooth, i just came back from having dinner at a saloon in Mesa. St. Paddy's Day, doncha know. So there was this fat chick, wearing a green dress with white polka-dots, and she was wearing this fantastic headdress of green tentacles with flashing green LEDS in them. I took one look, and said to myself, "Chtulhu!" Really, she was the spitting image. As I took a seat at the bar, she came up to me, and I said, "are you Cthulhu?" She said, "No, I'm the St. Patrick's Day bead fairy, here's some beads for you." And looped a couple of strings of green beads around my neck.


I guess I should have pulled up my shirt, and flashed my moobs, but I didn't.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 02:51 AM (/i7Ua)



*alarmed* Do you frequently feel like flashing your moobs at eventuations of Cthulhu?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:57 AM (EzgxV)

676 Test

Posted by: Hawkins Aquinas (new name) at March 18, 2016 02:58 AM (XiFxt)

677 666 *waves to cooth*

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 18, 2016 02:40 AM (rlfds)


Well played.

Posted by: The Well Played Hat at March 18, 2016 03:00 AM (vBeA5)

678 Formula one season has started, Whoo Hoo.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 18, 2016 03:02 AM (fizMZ)

679 All this talk about milkshakes has reminded me of the problem of finding a place that makes malteds.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:31 PM (SXU3d)


In-and-Out and Sonic both do, IIRC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 03:02 AM (/i7Ua)

680 Ooh, thats right, I got F1 on the DVR.

I couldn't believe they had to get Taylor Swift to try and sell out the American GP in Austin..

I guess it takes time to get people used to being able to take right turns...

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:04 AM (Vy81P)

681 Tho, here in Texas, it is a divine right to take right turns on Red Lights!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:05 AM (Vy81P)

682 []

Posted by: Rokshox at March 18, 2016 03:06 AM (Ap82b)

683 Kinda like mincemeat pie?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:56 PM (SXU3d)


Geeze. I love mincemeat pie, especially with hard sauce.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 03:08 AM (/i7Ua)

684 Great moments in "Hello Kitty"

https://twitter.com/jlist/status/710741345061769216

Posted by: Hello Hat at March 18, 2016 03:14 AM (vBeA5)

685 Kinda like mincemeat pie?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 17, 2016 11:56 PM (SXU3d)


Geeze. I love mincemeat pie, especially with hard sauce.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 03:08 AM (/i7Ua)


The most important ingrediant in mince meat pie is spiced rum... lots of rum... soaking going on for weeks...

Posted by: The Mince Hat Pie at March 18, 2016 03:15 AM (vBeA5)

686 While my angel has done quite a bit to introduce me to her family's cuisine, she - and they - have been a bit resistant until now to try some of mine.

But, they weakened, and I treated them to chicken paprikash, bigos, kasha, shchi, and choucroute alsace at dinner last night.

A lot of food, but there are a lot of them - Mother, Father (the Colonel), two aunts, four sisters, three brothers in law, and a cousin or something who seems to be staying there now.

It was funny. They enjoyed their food - there were no leftovers - but I could tell it was a good deal heavier than their usual fare.

'How do you people digest this?' she asked.

I smiled, and poured her a slivovitz.

'That's how,' I answered

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 03:16 AM (lutOX)

687 in other F1 news:

Lewis Hamilton is being investigated by police for snapchatting while driving.

I know nothing more than the headline, but he's the type to do it. lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:20 AM (Vy81P)

688 686 While my angel has done quite a bit to introduce me to her family's cuisine, she - and they - have been a bit resistant until now to try some of mine.

But, they weakened, and I treated them to chicken paprikash, bigos, kasha, shchi, and choucroute alsace at dinner last night.

A lot of food, but there are a lot of them - Mother, Father (the Colonel), two aunts, four sisters, three brothers in law, and a cousin or something who seems to be staying there now.

It was funny. They enjoyed their food - there were no leftovers - but I could tell it was a good deal heavier than their usual fare.

'How do you people digest this?' she asked.

I smiled, and poured her a slivovitz.

'That's how,' I answered

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 03:16 AM (lutOX)



I'm also guessing that their ancestral homeland is a bit warmer than yours -- those calories translate into comfort when the temp goes sliding downward.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 03:21 AM (EzgxV)

689 Good stuff as always Maet,
Never realized MST3000 was that large body of work.

Posted by: Skip at March 18, 2016 03:23 AM (fizMZ)

690 I'm also guessing that their ancestral homeland is a bit warmer than yours -- those calories translate into comfort when the temp goes sliding downward.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 03:21 AM (EzgxV)
***
Yes, the future Empress hails from a tropical clime....

She gets chilly if the mercury dips much below 70.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 03:24 AM (lutOX)

691 club-mst3k com has them all (mostly)

it went on longer than it prob should have. but the first half doz seasons (at least) were GOLD!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:25 AM (Vy81P)

692 I started seriously watching F1 in 1997, I'm a Hammy fan and want the new US team Haas to do well.

Posted by: Skip at March 18, 2016 03:27 AM (fizMZ)

693 "'How do you people digest this?' she asked. I smiled, and poured her a slivovitz. 'That's how,' I answered."

I thought that stuff was the answer to regurgitation, not digestion.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 03:27 AM (noWW6)

694 Happy Post St. Patty's Day, all y'all ...

had a chocolate mini-eclair with green barbarian cream and sprinkles.

twas good a dessert as any...

Posted by: Adriane the Holiday Critic ... at March 18, 2016 03:29 AM (AoK0a)

695 693 "'How do you people digest this?' she asked. I smiled, and poured her a slivovitz. 'That's how,' I answered."

I thought that stuff was the answer to regurgitation, not digestion.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2016 03:27 AM (noWW6)
***
No, it's good stuff.....

honestly....

Okay, it's Balkan moonshine, and it explains why the Yugo civil war lasted as long as it did, and some of it does feel like kerosene going down.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 03:29 AM (lutOX)

696 What the hell is wrong with you, Campbell's?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 18, 2016 12:38 AM (A/3fN)


Well, they went Halal, so there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 03:30 AM (/i7Ua)

697 Night all.

Here is the album Schwingungen by Ash Ra Tempel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VpdJt-eq0Q

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 18, 2016 03:31 AM (vBeA5)

698 I was an Indy-Car fan then CART when they split, but would watch F1 when I could.

Now, with cable etc, I've watched F1 for years, tho, when Schumacher and then Vettel taking every damn race it got boring.

Then I started rooting for Lewis, and he had a good segment on Top Gear, so he's a likeable guy and all, but now he's turning into a Schumacher/Vettel and is hogging all the wins lol..

I like it a lil more spread out among the teams at least lol..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:31 AM (Vy81P)

699 WHAT?? Campbells soup is HALAL??

No wonder they jumped in price all of a sudden. I stopped getting it because of that.

Also, Krap Mac n Cheese TASTES DIFFERENT!! (they are trying to push the story that they changed it to au-natural and no one noticed) BULLSHEET

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:34 AM (Vy81P)

700 And yes, GO STEWART-HAAS!!

USA
USA
USA!!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:37 AM (Vy81P)

701 Can't wait for halal Goat n Beans. Perfect complement for turkey dogs.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 18, 2016 03:43 AM (26aeI)

702 *alarmed* Do you frequently feel like flashing your moobs at eventuations of Cthulhu?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 18, 2016 02:57 AM (EzgxV)


Well, that seems to be the accepted "payment" for the gift of a string of beads.


But the notion came to me after she moved on to another victim.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 03:46 AM (/i7Ua)

703 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 03:46 AM (/i7Ua)

Prolly shouldn't try that in NOLA.

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2016 03:52 AM (j7iSn)

704 701 Can't wait for halal Goat n Beans. Perfect complement for turkey dogs.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 18, 2016 03:43 AM (26aeI)
***
While the variety of food has improved in recent years, I don't think the quality has.

Honestly: simple, traditionally reliable 'Merkan foodstuffs seem bland or weird or just unappetizing now. What the Hell happened?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 18, 2016 03:53 AM (lutOX)

705 702 lol.

BTW, Alberta, our talk about my dad's MGB (mainly its SU type carbs) had me itching when I saw a '68 MGB up for under a grand!

It's got everything included, BUT it NEEDS everything too! Paint, spoked wheels redone, engine rebuilt, etc...

But, I'm SOOO tempted... lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:54 AM (Vy81P)

706 BTW, Alberta, our talk about my dad's MGB (mainly its SU type carbs) had me itching when I saw a '68 MGB up for under a grand!

It's got everything included, BUT it NEEDS everything too! Paint, spoked wheels redone, engine rebuilt, etc...

But, I'm SOOO tempted... lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 03:54 AM (Vy81P)


Hey! If it's not a hopeless rustbucket, go for it. If the original engine and transmission are toast, there are plenty of engine swap possibilities. A 4.3 liter Chevy V6 with a 5-speed would be about perfect. And you can retrofit the V6 with an Edelbrock carb and manifold, and have it all non-computerized.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 04:02 AM (/i7Ua)

707 It got to the point I wanted any F1 car that wasn't Red to win, and has carried through to this day. The two divers who I would see their first races and then became fans of was Webber and Hamilton. Wasn't sure till race day if when Hammy changed to Mercedes if I was going with him or staying with McLaren. I have always liked Jenson Button hes just not mytop driver.

Posted by: Skip at March 18, 2016 04:02 AM (fizMZ)

708 Daredevil: An unknown, presumably Frank Castle, destroyed an Irish mob in a hail of bullets. Festive.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 18, 2016 04:03 AM (VdICR)

709 And now I must go to bed. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 18, 2016 04:04 AM (/i7Ua)

710 Night AOP!

Skip, yeah lol. I hear ya about the "Red" cars.

Tho, the silver ones are getting that way too. lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 04:10 AM (Vy81P)

711 Another motorsports reminder this weekend; The 12 Hours of Sebring is Saturday. It will be shown on Foxsports 1 and 2 plus IMSA's website. Unfortunately I work all weekend. I'll have to wait till IMSA puts the race up on its website. Thats pretty much how I followed IMSA last year. Seemed every race that was aired, I worked.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 18, 2016 04:37 AM (zI/wB)

712 Morning, Peeps.

Posted by: fluffy at March 18, 2016 04:53 AM (2hcmo)

713 ooh good tip PG!

Another race that used to be on TV every year but isn't and they only do clips online of, is Pikes Peak Hillclimb.

I figured with MAVTV and Velocity, that SOMEONE would pick it up, but like Adam Carolla said, they had to PAY Velocity to show his Newman Racing Doc, so they prob have idiots for program directors. (all the fake drama, shop shows is prob a sign)

Posted by: JarvisW at March 18, 2016 04:54 AM (Vy81P)

714 Mrs. E had a 59 Corvette as her first car. It was wrecked on the right front in a Pikes Peak race. The Ft. Carson soldier who owned it sold it to her and she was pretty cool-in-school in the early 70's for a ranch gal in the big town of Colorado Springs.

Posted by: Eromero at March 18, 2016 05:02 AM (zLDYs)

715 697 Night all.

Here is the album Schwingungen by Ash Ra Tempel:


Ah, a fellow krautrock fan I see. Goot stuff, ja?

I bet you're familiar with two of my favorites, Agitation Free's MALESCH and Yatha Sidhra's A MEDITATION MASS

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 18, 2016 05:03 AM (HMt16)

716 Good Morning everyone.

That's all I got.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 18, 2016 05:25 AM (WVsWD)

717 Morning, Tim.

Not many early risers today. Were there some sort of festivities last night?

Posted by: fluffy at March 18, 2016 05:27 AM (2hcmo)

718 Ralph Peters, in the sidebar linked NRO piece, comes a little closer than most of Our Betters in "getting it" but then lets slip the inevitable noxious elitisms:

"Whereas other candidates, of either party, ask us to blame ourselves or take responsibility, Trump tells his followers "Nothing's your fault. It's them, it's them, it's them."

As if no one on the lower end of the middle class isn't working their f'ing asses off trying to succeed, while both political parties and the courts decree that they bear an unequal share of the burden of supporting the mooching class.

He goes on to sniff that his class, "the fortunate," created Trump because they didn't shake the repairman's hand.

The NRO continues to dig that hole...



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 18, 2016 05:28 AM (HMt16)

719 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 18, 2016 05:28 AM (ptqRm)

720 Start the morning with some art

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/stevnn-hall-paintings-14.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 05:32 AM (tzULn)

721 Someone sent a suspicious package containing a white powder to Eric Trump' s apartment. Security called the cops. It's on the Daily Mail.
Package was postmarked Massachusetts.
*gives Mitt Rombley the beady eye*

Posted by: @votermom at March 18, 2016 05:33 AM (cbfNE)

722 Or perhaps a study of a more heavenly figure?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbft7ef

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 05:35 AM (tzULn)

723 Not many early risers today. Were there some sort of festivities last night?
Posted by: fluffy at March 18, 2016 05:27 AM (2hcmo)


I'm surprised I was able to find parking at work (I work the graveyard shift), due to all of the cars clogging up the downtown where I live. All of the local bars and clubs must have been doing some bang-up business.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 18, 2016 05:35 AM (J+mig)

724 "Not many early risers today. Were there some sort of festivities last night?'

Had something to do with Green Beer, I think.

I don't get out much.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 18, 2016 05:37 AM (WVsWD)

725 682: Why was my comment deleted?

Posted by: Rokshox at March 18, 2016 05:37 AM (Ap82b)

726 He goes on to sniff that his class, "the fortunate," created Trump because they didn't shake the repairman's hand.

--

The lower classes, they're a different breed. Not our kind, dear.

Posted by: NRO cocktail partier at March 18, 2016 05:38 AM (cbfNE)

727 When interviewers would ask Cary Grant about his favorite poetry or literature he would recite his "favorite poem":

"They bought me a box of tin soldiers
I threw all the Generals away
I Smashed up the Seargents and Majors
Now I play with my Privates all day."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 05:41 AM (u82oZ)

728 Here is a thought that just occurred to me. I am sorry if this has been obvious to everybody else but it just struck me.



The urge on the part of the GOP establishment to finagle the rules and pick a candidate other than Trump at a brokered convention is exactly the same thought process that gave us Gay marriage in every state even though the majority of voters said no pretty much every time it came up in an election. There is a substantial part of the population, particularly in the Ruling Class who do not have any regard for democracy and do not feel constrained by the will or the preferences of the majority of the people who have to live with the laws that are enacted.


There is a part of the Declaration of Independence where, among the truths that are held to be self evident is stated that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. We know that for a long time the Democrats have not believed this. The fight to overturn the results of the primary elections demonstrates that the coastal elites who run the Republican Party don't believe it either.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 18, 2016 05:42 AM (QHgTq)

729 Is this an early April's Fool???

The sitting First Lady told crowds at SXSW that she won't run for President.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 05:44 AM (tzULn)

730 722 Anna Puma

Very nice. TY

May your editing and writing be as bright as your dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 05:45 AM (u82oZ)

731 "There is a part of the Declaration of Independence where, among the truths that are held to be self evident is stated that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."

Let go these evil thoughts.

Next you will find yourself in a Public House, lofting a pint and openly speaking against the King.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 18, 2016 05:46 AM (ptqRm)

732
Is this an early April's Fool???

The sitting First Lady told crowds at SXSW that she won't run for President.


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 05:44 AM (tzULn)

She may be smarter than I think.

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2016 05:47 AM (j7iSn)

733 728 Obnoxious A-Hole

THe elites are riding a bad-tempered tiger. I see no pain-free dismount going forward.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 05:51 AM (u82oZ)

734 Misanthropic Humanitarian is having spinal surgery today. For the praying folks, please keep him in prayer for skill for the doctors and nurses, a successful surgery and a complete recovery.

Thx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2016 05:52 AM (w4NZ8)

735 "For the praying folks, please keep him in prayer for skill for the doctors and nurses, a successful surgery and a complete recovery.
"


Sent

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 18, 2016 05:53 AM (ptqRm)

736 Someone sent a suspicious package containing a white powder to Eric Trump' s apartment. Security called the cops. It's on the Daily Mail.
Package was postmarked Massachusetts.
*gives Mitt Rombley the beady eye*

Posted by: @votermom at March 18, 2016 05:33 AM (cbfNE)
________________________________

It was dust from the plaster cast on my arm..

Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 18, 2016 05:53 AM (HSmrB)

737 734 Prayers ascending.

And top of the morning to you, FenelonSpoke.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 05:54 AM (u82oZ)

738 Ralph Peters and shaking the repairman's hand? How about you just get your Brahman fingers out of my f'n pocket you arrogant swine.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 18, 2016 05:55 AM (PHxng)

739 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 05:55 AM (u82oZ)

740 Ufunk is hitting it out of the park today

http://www.ufunk.net/insolite/vintage-playboy-ads/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 05:57 AM (tzULn)

741 I hope Teddy was shot by a dentist. Then he might really know wht it's like.

Posted by: Cecil at March 18, 2016 05:57 AM (hGU7+)

742 Repub turnout is up everywhere. donks are down everywhere.

We're still doomed. To bad you can't package doom and sell it in the stores.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 18, 2016 05:58 AM (WVsWD)

743 Regarding J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings-

I read those books many years ago and occasionally read "The Hobbit" over again. I didn't see the movies when they came out ,but over the past few weeks we have been watching them in the evening. We're currently looking at "Return of The King". I enjoy them, but I find night after night of orcs and humans and dwarves and elves fighting exhausting. FenelonSpouse says it makes him tired; I think it's the noise of all the battles that does it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2016 05:59 AM (w4NZ8)

744 742 Tim in Illinois.

Be of good cheer.

I going to start a company selling land mines that look like prayer mats.

Prophets should be going through the roof.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 06:01 AM (u82oZ)

745 Land mine prayer mats...

Bugs Bunny clapping madly, "Daffy! They love you!"

Daffy's ghost ascending while still wearing his devil costume.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 06:03 AM (tzULn)

746 And top of the morning to you, FenelonSpoke.

Thanks; Same to you NaClyDog, although I've been up since 2:30 so I'm not sure exactly when the top of the morning is. .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2016 06:04 AM (w4NZ8)

747 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 06:01 AM (u82oZ)

ISWYDT...heh

Posted by: BignJames at March 18, 2016 06:04 AM (j7iSn)

748 FenelonSpoke "I've been up since 2:30"

Bragging or complaining?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 06:05 AM (u82oZ)

749 Prophets should be going through the roof.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 06:01 AM (u82oZ)

I see we have another punster in the house. Pun wars, begun they have.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 18, 2016 06:08 AM (WVsWD)

750 749 Tim in Illinois.

Seamus Muldoon to the white courtesy keyboard.

Paging Seamus Muldoon to the white courtesy keyboard.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 06:10 AM (u82oZ)

751 So a girl from high school (no one I was romantically involved with) "poked" me on facebook yesterday, several times. What does that mean?

Posted by: Josephistan at March 18, 2016 06:11 AM (7qAYi)

752 osted by: NaCly Dog at March 18, 2016 06:05 AM (u82oZ)

Certainly not braining; It wasn't by choice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2016 06:12 AM (w4NZ8)

753 so yeah...Ralph Peters would never in a million years write what he wrote in that sidebar about why Mocha Messiah gets a fistful of "get out of jail free" cards from his followers...

every action has an equal and opposite reaction Ralph....

if Chicago Jesus gets to play "I don't care....I love it" and throw the rules out the window why shouldn't his mirror image?

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 06:13 AM (g8Hfr)

754 "Braining"?

So who's braining is in my monster? - Viktor Frankenstein.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 06:13 AM (tzULn)

755 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2016 06:12 AM (w4NZ

Another brilliant typo courtesy of Pixy. Should be "bragging" although clearly my brain isn't working this morning so I'm not braining either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2016 06:14 AM (w4NZ8)

756 751 Posted by: Josephistan at March 18, 2016 06:11 AM (7qAYi)


She grew an appendage?

No my limited understanding from wife's f*c*booking is they are merely reminding you they exist....

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 06:14 AM (g8Hfr)

757 Stuffed animals pose a greater danger to Norway's children than a gang of swimming pool rapefugees. I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 18, 2016 06:15 AM (hGU7+)

758 Oh Corgis...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 18, 2016 06:16 AM (tzULn)

759 F*c*booking is a weird concept anyway....

so my circle from HS my wife has made contact with has made contact with my first big crush...

who looks almost precisely like she did in Jr High and plays the Celtic Banjo or something down in Texas....

Bizarre the Irish are like some separate species.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 18, 2016 06:17 AM (g8Hfr)

760 Noodity upstairs

Posted by: Josephistan at March 18, 2016 06:17 AM (7qAYi)

761 No my limited understanding from wife's f*c*booking is they are merely reminding you they exist....


--

Re: the childish FB "poke," they basically want attention. But then again, isn't that what the entirety of social media is about?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 18, 2016 06:17 AM (pVkEV)

762 I have nothing good to say about Norway so I think I will not say anything at all. Unless this counts as saying something.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 18, 2016 06:18 AM (WVsWD)

763 I liked the article on Tolkien and Lewis, but once again, yet another article from "Salon" has a slightly patronizing attitude towards Christianity and faith. Lewis "churned" out his works on apologetics, his had a "legalistic" style and one "can't argue people into heaven". I don't know about that; It seems to me people come to faith in a variety of ways. Maybe some people appreciated his way of arguing his points. Oh, well; It's Salon' I should be surprised.

Nice ONT, Maetenloch. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2016 06:20 AM (w4NZ8)

764 Salon publishing an article on how myths can express truths? Unnecessary. We are all well acquainted with the MSM's belief in this. Like the mythical Michael Brown or Emma Sulkowicz that express deeper troofs than the real ones.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 18, 2016 06:22 AM (hGU7+)

765 So a girl from high school (no one I was romantically involved with) "poked" me on facebook yesterday, several times. What does that mean?

Posted by: Josephistan at March 18, 2016 06:11 AM (7qAYi)
__________________________

I hope she didn't poke your arm...

Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 18, 2016 06:42 AM (HSmrB)

766 There is a whole lot of White privelage on that landing craft.

Posted by: Ron at March 18, 2016 10:52 AM (Gu2Eb)

767 16. The crossing of the Rhine picture is special, thanks Maet. According to Wiki the Allied forces crossed in 4 locations. If correct, going from the topography alone, I'm guessing that picture is in the region of the Remagen bridge expanded beachhead... maybe something like the town of Ockenfels or vicinity of Erpel in the background? The Lt. has a shoulder patch but I can't make it out; perhaps it would give more clue?

Posted by: Roscoe at March 18, 2016 12:14 PM (lHpdV)

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