Saturday Morning Oddities [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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Good morning, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and enjoy some different things going on in the world.


  • Gingers deserve a break
  • Nap bar, will it catch on here?
  • My kind of teacher
  • Whiskey, photographic science
  • Valu-rite chuckle of the day
  • A good Saturday afternoon project


    Feel free to discuss these oddities or whatever is on your mind. Consider this an open thread.

    Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:48 AM




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    1 Yay! Morning oddities!

    Posted by: EC at April 02, 2016 08:48 AM (j8YpL)

    2 As a Floridian, I always have a sense of dread when clicking the link of a story that has a messed up headline.

    As I click, I say "please don't be Florida. Please don't be Florida"

    Then the story loads, and I read the first few details.

    Fuck.

    Posted by: weew at April 02, 2016 08:49 AM (O1uuu)

    3 first?

    Posted by: wing at April 02, 2016 08:49 AM (0mK6J)

    4 Wow, low response today. Everyone's hung over?

    Posted by: Pete Seria at April 02, 2016 08:51 AM (/pOl7)

    5 Wow, low response today. Everyone's hung over?

    Posted by: Pete Seria at April 02, 2016 08:51 AM (/pOl7)

    6 Hellooooo Hooooorde

    Thanks for the morning links, Mis Hum, yeoman's work.

    I'm not going to do any work today, yeoman's or otherwise.

    Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 02, 2016 08:53 AM (ubByS)

    7 Mornin'.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 02, 2016 08:53 AM (e3bId)

    8 And I did not post twice. Knock it off, Pixy.

    Posted by: Pete Seria at April 02, 2016 08:53 AM (/pOl7)

    9 Hola...

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 08:56 AM (9ym/8)

    10 Just filled my trust paperwork for a can. Shhhh!!!

    Posted by: EC at April 02, 2016 08:56 AM (j8YpL)

    11 Morning morons, just some weird things to put a smile on your face or make you shake your head and say, WTF?

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2016 08:57 AM (voOPb)

    12 I was hoping the teacher story was going to be about a hot babe, not an actual, you know, educator.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 02, 2016 08:57 AM (e3bId)

    13 You've got to hand it to Florida. At least they're trying.

    Posted by: lonetown at April 02, 2016 08:58 AM (1SQPW)

    14 willowed:
    A surprise mini-snowstorm here in Northern Illinois, woohoo !

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 02, 2016 08:58 AM (gUoN4)

    15 Actually the five stages of waking up are....

    1) Got a woody
    2) Do I want to use the woody?
    3) Can I use the woody?
    4) Is there someone here who wants to use my woody too?
    5) If Not then I guess I have to do it myself

    Coffee!

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 02, 2016 08:58 AM (ej1L0)

    16 Man, that whiskey is bootiful.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:01 AM (9ym/8)

    17 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 02, 2016 08:58 AM

    Bwahahahhahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    Good morning everyone! Whats the plan of the day?

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 02, 2016 09:06 AM (ShplO)

    18 All apologies to you, Misanthropic Humanitarian, but this would be a much funnier post if it was from Ace.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2016 09:07 AM (u82oZ)

    19 FloridaMan is the superhero that never disappoints. One of my faves:

    http://stuppid.com/arrested-selling-golden-tickets-heaven/

    Posted by: Beefy Meatball at April 02, 2016 09:07 AM (9eYoy)

    20 jsg wife on the way out the door : I took the old Durango to Lowe's yesterday and there's a couple of things in the back. Can you put them in the garage for me while I'm at work ?

    Me : No problem

    One hour later when I go out to unload the truck.

    10 bags of garden soil, 4 bags of potting mix, 8 potted flowers, and a few new garden decor items. That's a couple of things.

    But shit on me when I ask what's for dinner when I got home from work last night.

    Posted by: jsg at April 02, 2016 09:08 AM (qUpoE)

    21 Managed a tiny bit more sleep. Plus, no drinking, rare for a Friday night.

    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 02, 2016 09:10 AM (AroJD)

    22 Uh... regarding the nap bar... one of the secretaries at my place used to curl up under her desk with a little inflatable pillow and this huge pashmina and sleep during her lunch hour. The way the desks are situated you'd never know she was under there.

    I like those lump/chaise things. They look comfy.

    Posted by: Gem at April 02, 2016 09:10 AM (c+gwp)

    23 "Whats the plan of the day?"

    My mood upon rising, at a painfully untimely hour, was such that the plan of the day should by rights incorporate a crew-served weapon and lots of ammo.

    Instead, the plan involves a Weed Wacker.

    Posted by: torquewrench at April 02, 2016 09:12 AM (noWW6)

    24 "Whats the plan of the day?"

    Hmmm. Gotta paint a trailer. Maybe go hunting. Drink something for sure.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:12 AM (9ym/8)

    25 The whole "Florida" joke stems from lingering butthurt over the 2000 election.

    We saved this country from a Gore presidency and the left has never forgiven us for it.

    Posted by: weew at April 02, 2016 09:13 AM (O1uuu)

    26 23 & 24>> I like the idea of crew served weapons and hunting. But there are no hogs here. I have seen the hog hunts using helicopters though, and I am intrigued.....

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 02, 2016 09:15 AM (ShplO)

    27 14 willowed:
    A surprise mini-snowstorm here in Northern Illinois, woohoo !
    Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 02, 2016 08:58 AM (gUoN4)

    Yep... snowing here, too, now. SPRINTER is a season!

    Posted by: Gem at April 02, 2016 09:16 AM (c+gwp)

    28 Good morning, everyone! MisHum, thanks for all the oddities links. My favorite is the thermite launcher. And the best part about it is that the guy is wearing a tie.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2016 09:16 AM (2WwbN)

    29 Damn that Florida dude looks rough. Hate to see what the thing who lets him bang her looks like. Proof that there is someone for everyone.

    Posted by: jsg at April 02, 2016 09:17 AM (qUpoE)

    30 We saved this country from a Gore presidency and the left has never forgiven us for it.
    Posted by: weew

    Thanks for that! We here in Tennessee gave him an embarrassing home state loss. Never prouder of my state.

    Posted by: AmeriDan at April 02, 2016 09:18 AM (Rfm75)

    31 Admit it. The male readers all focused immediately on the drawing with its side boob and implied naked butt. Or is that just me?

    Posted by: pep at April 02, 2016 09:19 AM (LAe3v)

    32 Working on a steam shower for the Mrs.

    Plumbing is roughed in, electrical is done; now to move on to the tile backing and vaporproofing.

    In a rash moment I suggested this about six years ago and she never forgot it.

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 09:20 AM (WQMJ4)

    33 Wow, Jinx, sounds like an awesome project. I wouldn't have let you forget about it either.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2016 09:21 AM (2WwbN)

    34 "In a rash moment I suggested this about six years ago and she never forgot it."


    A moment on the lips..........and years later.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:22 AM (9ym/8)

    35 Many College Students Never Learn How to Write Sentences

    http://www.popecenter.org/commentaries/article.html?id=3350

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 09:23 AM (rlfds)

    36 In a rash moment I suggested this about six years ago and she never forgot it.
    Posted by: Jinx the Cat

    Heh. Like the old joke... Ladies, if you ask your man to do something, he will. No need to remind him every six months.

    Posted by: AmeriDan at April 02, 2016 09:23 AM (Rfm75)

    37 " I have seen the hog hunts using helicopters though, and I am intrigued....."

    Probably funner than Hell. But, $250/hr.


    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:23 AM (9ym/8)

    38 Heeeeyyyyyyyy!

    Did you bitchez see me yesterday?

    I was sooooooooooooo high at some conference thingy.

    Man, I was fucked!

    And all those squares didn't even know know.

    Ha!

    Man, I even flashed uh...uh..uh...peace sign when we were taking some dumb picture for like the school yearbook or somethin'.

    Yeah. That's right.

    And they didn't even know11111!!

    Hahahaha.

    Peace out, bitchez.

    Posted by: King Putt at April 02, 2016 09:24 AM (2rmvw)

    39
    Oh, noesss! The little donut/bagel shop 2 blocks from me is closing. It's been there for at least 25 years. The landlord doubled his rent and he cant afford it. It's owned by a Cambodian family (most donut shops in SoCal are) and they work hard. It had all my needs: closeby, parking, opened while still dark, bagels, croissants, soda, milk, lotto tickets....

    Just shoot me now!

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 09:25 AM (iQIUe)

    40 So, on the previous thread, the matter of middle-school pupils being assigned serial fiction writing was brought up. Wherein each adds a new sentence and then passes the developing story to the next student.

    This immediately brought to mind the classic story of university students "Rebecca" and "Gary" whose tandem writing assignment showed up on the amazing new Internet back in the 1990s. Yes, shortly after Al Gore first created it.

    Suffice it to say that Rebecca and Gary had... divergent authorial styles.

    http://www.csun.edu/~dgw61315/tandem.html

    Posted by: torquewrench at April 02, 2016 09:25 AM (noWW6)

    41 Many College Students Never Learn How to Write Sentences

    http://www.popecenter.org/commentaries/article.html?id=3350

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 09:23 AM (rlfds)



    I'm sure that writing properly is sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic and not a safe space. Besides all the snowflakes know how to do is text

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 02, 2016 09:25 AM (45oDG)

    42 Man, I even flashed uh...uh..uh...peace sign when we were taking some dumb picture for like the school yearbook or somethin'.

    Yeah. That's right.

    And they didn't even know11111!!

    Hahahaha.

    Peace out, bitchez.

    Posted by: King Putt at April 02, 2016 09:24 AM (2rmvw)




    Well done Prezzy Choom. We all knew that you never really mentally or emotionally advanced from the age of 14

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 02, 2016 09:27 AM (45oDG)

    43 In my own pathetic defense, there was that little matter of business going to hell in 2010 and two sons in college at the same time.

    Now, though, I've run out of delaying tactics.

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 09:29 AM (WQMJ4)

    44 Valu-rite chuckle of the day


    Man, according to that picture, Romney has really aged badly since losing the Presidency.

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 02, 2016 09:29 AM (2rmvw)

    45 Hope things go OK for our NE Morons (looking at you, JJ), as I hear they are to get a bit of a springtime blizzard this weekend. Man-made global wormening, no doubt the cause. Stay toasty, boys and grils...

    Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at April 02, 2016 09:32 AM (AJdlq)

    46 My lonely vigil at gunbroker.com continues. i wonder how many years i will have to wait....?

    Posted by: goatexchange at April 02, 2016 09:32 AM (Nd4YY)

    47 "My lonely vigil at gunbroker.com continues. i wonder how many years i will have to wait....? "


    What are you looking for?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:33 AM (9ym/8)

    48
    A retired airline pilot who sped down the San Diego Freeway at 80 m.p.h. last year with his estranged wife clinging to the hood of his car was sentenced Thursday to six years in state prison.

    Police said it was a miracle that Kennedy-Jobst was able to hold on as her husband alternately accelerated and slammed on his brakes--first on the streets of Torrance and then on the San Diego Freeway.

    http://goo.gl/4NuxQx

    Their kid was in the car.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 09:34 AM (iQIUe)

    49 Have a wedding to attend today. Promises to be interesting, oddly so. Now, whether it is enjoyably odd, or excruciatingly annoyingly odd, I do not yet know.

    I am not a frontline guest or participant, however, so really, either one is fine. It's a Saturday. What else am I going to do.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 02, 2016 09:34 AM (Dj0WE)

    50 Kahr cw380 with either burnt bronze or tungsten slide. i just can't abide that jarring two-tone black/silver look.

    Posted by: goatexchange at April 02, 2016 09:34 AM (Nd4YY)

    51 Warmish with heavy mist/light rain here in central NC. Dog is giving me that "are we going to the dog park or not, dude?" look. I guess I'll venture out if the weather doesn't worsen. If I don't, I'll be getting that look all day.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 02, 2016 09:35 AM (2cS/G)

    52 One of those little thumbs-down symbols won't even black diamond.

    Causes an 'internal server error' screen with the sexy red text.

    Posted by: Paul Stanley at April 02, 2016 09:35 AM (qWSuS)

    53 48 Wonder what she did...

    Posted by: Weasel at April 02, 2016 09:35 AM (e3bId)

    54 My lonely vigil at gunbroker.com continues. i wonder how many years i will have to wait....?

    What are you looking for?

    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 02, 2016 09:37 AM (bZ7mE)

    55 Ace, Pixy, Whoever,

    I do not know if this affects page load time, but the HTML for the top page does not have a

    ""

    tag.

    Weird template.

    Posted by: Bob (Codename: Sayuri) at April 02, 2016 09:37 AM (NVHvP)

    56 Answered before I finished asking, looks like.

    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 02, 2016 09:38 AM (bZ7mE)

    57 "Kahr cw380 with either burnt bronze or tungsten slide. "


    Just go buy new?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:38 AM (9ym/8)

    58 The invisible text is

    left angle-bracket slash "body" right angle-bracket

    Posted by: Bob (Codename: Sayuri) at April 02, 2016 09:39 AM (NVHvP)

    59 Off to turn money into smoke and noise at the range. After that, I'll probably be drafted into a day of house cleaning.

    Posted by: PabloD at April 02, 2016 09:39 AM (6zbVX)

    60 Grey, get outta my head.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:39 AM (9ym/8)

    61
    Video of woman being assaulted by refugees:

    https://goo.gl/xhMbxS

    One guy is pulling another off and I think good for him but then he starts hitting the woman. Guess he just wanted to get his turn. smh

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 09:39 AM (iQIUe)

    62 My assignments today, after breakfast, are to organize my half of the den, reload for next weekend's rifle match, and fire up the dehydrator for a batch of beef jerky.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 02, 2016 09:41 AM (e3bId)

    63 Kahr cw380 with either burnt bronze or tungsten slide. i just can't abide that jarring two-tone black/silver look.
    Posted by: goatexchange at April 02, 2016 09:34 AM (Nd4YY)


    Yeah, every weapon I've seen, the silver/black combo looks girly to me.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 02, 2016 09:42 AM (Dj0WE)

    64 I'm trying to decide if I'm going to be productive today - do laundry, wash the sheets, vacuum, pick up the house, sort through boxes that need to be unpacked - or just sit around and watch tv all day, with maybe a little bit of reading. TV and reading is really appealing.

    Posted by: biancaneve at April 02, 2016 09:43 AM (e98eb)

    65 64 kill your tv and read all day.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 02, 2016 09:43 AM (e3bId)

    66 Don't know anything about GunWatcher.com, but:

    http://tinyurl.com/gqwaayu

    Little tungsten Kahr.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 09:44 AM (9ym/8)

    67 All right - I'll alternate being productive with reading breaks.

    Posted by: biancaneve at April 02, 2016 09:45 AM (e98eb)

    68 g'mornin', 'rons

    Posted by: AltonJackson at April 02, 2016 09:46 AM (4gN5w)

    69 I thought about buying a stock cw380, and then getting a bb or tung slide from kahr's parts page... but they don't appear to offer those. i can wait - i don't 'need' a pocket pistol.... but i think they are neat. I am trying to keep to 380 ACP - i have 5 weapons in 4 calibers.... last thing i need is ANOTHER ammo line. which for me means, no 9mm, no .32, no 10mm, no .40 cal. gotta be 380 or .45 ACP.

    Posted by: goatexchange at April 02, 2016 09:47 AM (Nd4YY)

    70 g'mornin', 'rons
    Posted by: AltonJackson

    Good morning, Sir

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 09:49 AM (WQMJ4)

    71 Done and done, continuing from my EMT comment

    Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2016 09:49 AM (1J6E6)

    72 pancakes and coffee for breakfast

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 09:50 AM (MQEz6)

    73 Many College Students Never Learn How to Write Sentences

    http://www.popecenter.org/commentaries/article.html?id=3350
    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 09:23 AM (rlfds)
    ------------------

    Thanks for this, SMFH. I've been over there reading this and all the links I can find within it. I'm going to order his book for my 15-year-old (homeschooled) son.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2016 09:51 AM (2WwbN)

    74 Thanks, Killer! i sent them a request, if they have that in stock. all other/similar offers resulted in, "no, but we have them on order" etc. Appreciate the bird-dogging though.

    Posted by: goatexchange at April 02, 2016 09:52 AM (Nd4YY)

    75 Greets, y'all. Waiting for the coffee machine. Good to be here among the Saturday morning oddities!

    Another beautiful morning here in NE Okla. Speaking of oddities, some bird out there is doing the strangest call - starts on a high note and descends like a penny whistle to a low one. Don't know what it is. Pretty, tho.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - pre-caffeinated at April 02, 2016 09:52 AM (LtSaI)

    76 Legal drone shot down in Edmond (OK) neighborhood

    http://okcfox.com/news/local/legal-drone-shot-down-in-edmond-neighborhood

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 09:53 AM (rlfds)

    77 No problemo, bluebell.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 09:55 AM (rlfds)

    78 I'm having tea and a donut for break after my faucet/ laundry morning.
    In thee Air Force we use to make tennis ball cannons. Soda cans tops and bottoms would cut out and we had a rubber tape that would connect them to around 4 feet. The first can bottom was kept on and the top of it had a hole cut in. This was the chamber which lighter fluid was sprayed in. A touch hole was on the top of the chamber like a muzzle loading cannon. A tennis ball was shoved down the barrel and a lighter was used to fire it. A tennis ball could be shot down the hall end to end in the air. Old school I guess.

    Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2016 09:57 AM (1J6E6)

    79 Morning all. Got a little drunkie poo last night but it was fun

    Todays agenda.. Farmers Market opening day, visit to the new Sprouts here in town, quick jaunt to small town antique store that is nearby. Forecast cold but sunny. Tomorrow sunny and 70's. whoo hoo!! Have a great day morons!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at April 02, 2016 09:58 AM (CNHr1)

    80 Mornin', fappers. Overcast and drizzly here in the erstwhile Sunshine State.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2016 10:02 AM (A6ryA)

    81 Wow, low response today. Everyone's hung over?

    Are you new here?



    Of course we are hung over ..... don't type so damm loud!

    Posted by: Paladin at April 02, 2016 10:03 AM (E1aoU)

    82 A gorgeous 49 degrees and sunny in CenTex, with a high of 72.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:04 AM (rlfds)

    83 Heading out soon for breakfast, then time to get busy. Back this afternoon for the pet thread! Ya'll have a nice morning.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 02, 2016 10:04 AM (e3bId)

    84 This is from one of the muslim hate accounts. I dont know if he is ISIS but he certainly hates US. But this is what he expects from us:

    "In short, what the year Iraq needs urgently?
    1. support relief 2-3 media support-political solution (Global Compact)"

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:05 AM (iQIUe)

    85 Posted by: weew at April 02, 2016 08:49 AM (O1uuu
    Good morning. Yeah well being that it's the Smoking Gun, this guy might actually be a security guard, security guards will some times claim to be cops. But nevertheless the lunatic drunk should be charged with attempted manslaughter at the very least, for ruining weew's fine Florida morning.

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:05 AM (yNyJy)

    86 Later Weasel

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:06 AM (yNyJy)

    87 weew guess you've heard a few of Dana Loesch's Florida Man segments on her radio show.

    Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2016 10:06 AM (1J6E6)

    88 Feel free to discuss these oddities or whatever is on your mind. Consider this an open thread.

    Close it up



    I laughed. I'm easily amused.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 10:08 AM (sdi6R)

    89 Dreary, gloomy and a chance of snow here in MI. The dreary, gloomy part is redundant;-)

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:08 AM (yNyJy)

    90 Like I give a fuck what some goatfuckers or their sympathizers want.

    I want them dead.

    Oh, here's the new campaign medal for those that participate in Operation Inherent Resolve, otherwise known as OIF--Part Two: Obama's Boogaloo.

    http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=65047

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:10 AM (rlfds)

    91 Anyone else going to the Shell Houston Open today?

    Or kicky enough to have tickets to the Final Four?

    Playing that at NRG. Anyone remember the UCLA vs Houston game in the Astodome? They looked like a bunch of ants from the nose bleed seats.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 02, 2016 10:11 AM (MNgU2)

    92 25 The whole "Florida" joke stems from lingering butthurt over the 2000 election.

    We saved this country from a Gore presidency and the left has never forgiven us for it.
    Posted by: weew at April 02, 2016 09:13 AM (O1uuu)

    =========

    Thank you for your service.

    Seriously, I wish I cd go back to that time. It was exciting and pre 2001.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:11 AM (iQIUe)

    93 The dog got the last bite of pancake and cleaned the plate.

    Real butter and real maple dyrup.

    The dog will accept nothing less.

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:11 AM (MQEz6)

    94 Working on a steam shower for the Mrs.


    Plumbing is roughed in, electrical is done; now to move on to the tile backing and vaporproofing.



    In a rash moment I suggested this about six years ago and she never forgot it.
    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 09:20 AM (WQMJ4)


    did you install racks so you can also proof your loaves prior to baking?

    What are you using as a steam source? A flash boiler or a vaporizer that runs the vapor through a heating chamber?

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 02, 2016 10:12 AM (aKchR)

    95 How the freak does lucky turn into kicky.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 02, 2016 10:12 AM (MNgU2)

    96 Going from blonde to ginger with the changing seasons, this gal wants to know how that pub determines whether I am a real ginger. * realigns & straightens my skirt *

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:12 AM (yNyJy)

    97 76 Legal drone shot down in Edmond (OK) neighborhood

    Heh. If I saw one of those things buzzing around my house, I'd be reaching for my shotgun, too. Do a little skeet shooting.

    PULL! ( *kapow!* )

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:14 AM (/qsUy)

    98 Yesterday was gorgeous and in the mid-70s. Today it's about 50 and raining.

    I swear I can hear the blades of grass laughing at me. They'll be two feet tall by next weekend.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 10:16 AM (sdi6R)

    99 91 Anyone else going to the Shell Houston Open today?

    Or kicky enough to have tickets to the Final Four?

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

    No and No...Not so lucky here. I do however get to go to the womens NIT BB final that is here today. Pretty much going for the beer, we get to tailgate first.

    Posted by: Molly k at April 02, 2016 10:16 AM (4aaDj)

    100 They talk about drone deliveries but who is going to tolerate those things buzzing around? No one needs the noise or distraction.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:17 AM (iQIUe)

    101 Seriously, I wish I cd go back to that time. It was exciting and pre 2001.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:11 AM (iQIUe)


    And instead of being the national fungal infection that he is now, Obama was still being tutored by Billy Ayers.

    Good times.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:17 AM (/qsUy)

    102 It's early. Still distracted by sideboob.

    Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2016 10:18 AM (w/iDp)

    103
    100 They talk about drone deliveries but who is going to tolerate those things buzzing around? No one needs the noise or distraction.
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:17 AM (iQIUe)

    How about a walking drone?

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:19 AM (MQEz6)

    104 Anyone notice that the ecard girl's girls have slipped free of their confinement overnight?

    Posted by: Janir at April 02, 2016 10:19 AM (7wm1Y)

    105 How about a walking drone?

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:19 AM (MQEz6)


    But enough about John Kasich.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:19 AM (/qsUy)

    106 I doubt drone delivery will be much of an issue here...

    The Apaches and Blackhawks, not to mention Chinooks, will take care of any pesky drones that does not have "US Army" or "US Air Force" emblazoned on the side.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:19 AM (rlfds)

    107 And I will see you the Thermite laucher and the Tennis Ball Cannon, and raise you the Dynamite Gun

    http://www.spanamwar.com/dynamite.htm

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 02, 2016 10:21 AM (aKchR)

    108 I'm guessing t-bird did...

    Posted by: Janir at April 02, 2016 10:21 AM (7wm1Y)

    109 100 They talk about drone deliveries but who is going to tolerate those things buzzing around? No one needs the noise or distraction.
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:17 AM (iQIUe)


    Whaddya mean, "drone deliveries?" What are they going to be delivering? Pizza? Restraining orders?

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:21 AM (/qsUy)

    110 Starting to snow here. It could be worse, it could be raining. Remembering a line by Marty Feldman's Igor in Young Frankenstein.

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:22 AM (yNyJy)

    111 What are you using as a steam source? A flash boiler or a vaporizer that runs the vapor through a heating chamber?
    Posted by: Kindltot

    a 9kw steam generator sold for the purpose.

    It has been fun designing the system. Hopefully, you won't read about the explosion in the newspaper.

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 10:22 AM (WQMJ4)

    112 Bwah ha haah! Fault: drone operator.

    "If you're going to be flying a drone and it happens to be in a neighborhood and you're there because you're working, let people know. As much as you can, let the people around there know, hey I'm going to be flying my drone around," says Mark Opgrande, spokesperson for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office.

    Ostensibly, contractor was just inspecting gutters. Sure, that's all. The moments when it also sort-of wandered over and peeked in the neighbors' windows was purely operator clumsiness.

    I am proud to note that in Oklahoma the person shooting down the drone will likely not be charged!

    Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at April 02, 2016 10:22 AM (LtSaI)

    113
    104 Anyone notice that the ecard girl's girls have slipped free of their confinement overnight?
    Posted by: Janir at April 02, 2016 10:19 AM (7wm1Y)

    um, this is the HQ, dude

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:23 AM (MQEz6)

    114 "Going from blonde to ginger with the changing seasons, this gal wants to know how that pub determines whether I am a real ginger. * realigns & straightens my skirt *"


    bebe, if I may.

    What now?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 10:23 AM (9ym/8)

    115 "Anyone notice that the ecard girl's girls have slipped free of their confinement overnight? "


    Yep, noticed that.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 10:24 AM (9ym/8)

    116 The commercial drones are bothersome. It's like legalized peeping Toms. One flies into my yard, it's probably the last flight it's going to get.

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:24 AM (yNyJy)

    117 115 "Anyone notice that the ecard girl's girls have slipped free of their confinement overnight? "

    ---

    You're asking this question here??

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:25 AM (rlfds)

    118 110 Starting to snow here. It could be worse, it could be raining. Remembering a line by Marty Feldman's Igor in Young Frankenstein.
    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:22 AM (yNyJy)


    Brrr! Sucks to live where you do, perhaps. Here in Orry-gone, it's supposed to hit 70 today, with clear skies. Bout time. Maybe I can put off buying that additional cord of wood until the fall.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:25 AM (/qsUy)

    119 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2016 10:23 AM (9ym/
    ;-) :-)

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:25 AM (yNyJy)

    120 I think a big thing with drones will be small spy drones that people will launch to scout out threats, see if their boyfriend is cheating on them, track their kids, etc.

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

    121 um, this is the HQ, dude

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:23 AM (MQEz6)


    I know, right? We're all, like, "Roll over. Please roll over."

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:27 AM (/qsUy)

    122 Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

    Uh....how about a drone designed to drive kids away. They need to leave!

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 10:28 AM (Zu3d9)

    123 Morning came to early. It took to the second cup to realize I didn't rinse all the soap out of the coffee maker.

    Bleah.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 02, 2016 10:29 AM (aKchR)

    124 Coffee shop employees console and pray with widow who comes through their take out window:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/jmrvz8x

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2016 10:29 AM (w4NZ8)

    125
    122 Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

    Uh....how about a drone designed to drive kids away. They need to leave!
    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 10:28 AM (Zu3d9)

    There will be some modification kits you can buy, I'm sure.

    Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:30 AM (MQEz6)

    126 "April Fools' Day has been banned in China." No joke.

    A day late, but since it's an oddities thread, here are all the articles I linked to yesterday under the "April Foolishness" heading (also all previous years', if you go down far enough):

    http://bit.ly/1SIqIIj

    Hard to top this one, though [primaries-related trigger warning]:

    https://youtu.be/VO-1ePYypdU

    Posted by: mindful webworker - just kidding! at April 02, 2016 10:31 AM (LtSaI)

    127 "There will be some modification kits you can buy, I'm sure."

    ---

    Oh yeah.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:33 AM (rlfds)

    128 I blew a round thou on a whole-house steam humidifier some years back. Honest to God, it looked like a good idea. Little bitty stainless steampot, let steam rise into the stream of the hi-v air circulator system. And the effect was luxuriant. Pretty soon, I was having to take the heat coil out for a soak and scrape every day -- and our water is not noted for particularly (get it?) high lime content. So there's that.

    A larger tank would have helped, but that would have taken some serious wattage to flash-boil. A pre-heater, but, again, wattage. Or a filter, and frequent and expensive changing of filter elements on humidifiers was what led me to the steamer in the first damn place.

    As it turned out, "something" I did in further insulating the house took care of the winter dry problem, and after abandoning the project I found I did not need it anyway. But my wallet was still dry.

    At the very least, I would feed that steam generator from the hot side, and monitor it closely for a while for mineral build-up. Make sure you make it accessible.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 10:34 AM (xq1UY)

    129 Posted by: eman at April 02, 2016 10:30 AM (MQEz6)

    I need one of those high frequency sound generators that produce loud tones just a bit too high for adults to hear.

    For my house.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 10:36 AM (Zu3d9)

    130
    I tried to watch Godfather III yesterday. Saw it when it came out. Has not improved with time. Way too dark and cant see anything. Boring. Best part was Sophia taking a bullet. Too bad they couldnt get Diane Keaton, too.

    I must say I am not a Pacino fan. Thought he was great in Heat but it seems like he plays the same character all the time. Plus, he is notorious for being a cheap bastard.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:36 AM (iQIUe)

    131 NY Slimes now trying to push the GOPe to nominate Kasich because Cruz scares them as much as Trump.

    http://tinyurl.com/hgcq5nq

    Posted by: kbdabear at April 02, 2016 10:37 AM (YMXRm)

    132 As predicted Powerlineblog has story up on yesterday's Hollande's Islamic terrorism comment. Technical difficulties the White house is saying, but they still haven't corrected those difficulties.

    Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2016 10:38 AM (1J6E6)

    133 Deer scooped alive out of a mud hole by the use of heavy equipment:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/js2ljqa

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2016 10:38 AM (w4NZ8)

    134 I want a drone that will fly up girls' skirts and take pictures.

    Posted by: Little Joey Biden at April 02, 2016 10:38 AM (Fmupd)

    135 Remember when the "Fox" company that made radar detectors brought out a device to detect the detector, and then another to detect the detector-detector?

    Anti-drone drones. Like fighting kites. I'm crowd-sourcing that one soon.
    Curse you, Red Baron! You could just drop a net on it, but,
    biddy-yow. Nation of fighter pilots. Sporting blood.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 10:39 AM (xq1UY)

    136 Heads up, y'all.

    The LGBTABCDEFG crowd is about to throw a temper tantrum.

    Father Charged With Killing Son For Being Gay

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/264892-father-charged-with-killing-son-for-being-gay/

    Not Muslim. Christian.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:39 AM (rlfds)

    137 People will soon be having drone fights in their neighborhoods. It'll be like the old video game Joust.

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 10:42 AM (coZuO)

    138 NY Slimes says please don't nominate the meanie Cruz

    http://tinyurl.com/jtysutl

    Posted by: kbdabear at April 02, 2016 10:43 AM (YMXRm)

    139 Uh....how about a drone designed to drive kids away. They need to leave!

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 10:28 AM (Zu3d9)


    You mean a "get off my lawn" drone? Hmmm...

    Actually, you don't need one for that. You can just put Frank Sinatra on your stereo, or opera, and crank it. They'll be gone faster than you can say nickelback.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:43 AM (/qsUy)

    140 Muslims marching in Germany, screaming "with allah's help, we shall conquer you."

    But remember folks. Diversity is our greatest strength!

    Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama, Piss be Upon Him at April 02, 2016 10:47 AM (df5V4)

    141 http://www.weaselzippers.us/264892-father-charged-with-killing-son-for-being-gay/
    Not Muslim. Christian.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:39 AM (rlfds)


    I wonder how they know the guy is Christian? WZ links to a Fox News story that doesn't say one way or the other.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:47 AM (/qsUy)

    142 Was wondering the same thing, OM.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:48 AM (rlfds)

    143 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 10:43 AM (/qsUy)

    Or a lock on the refrigerator.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 10:48 AM (Zu3d9)

    144 As predicted Powerlineblog has story up on yesterday's Hollande's Islamic terrorism comment. Technical difficulties the White house is saying, but they still haven't corrected those difficulties.
    _____________________

    They won't be corrected until Jan. 2017

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 02, 2016 10:48 AM (df5V4)

    145 NY Slimes now trying to push the GOPe to nominate Kasich

    I'm starting to really enjoy the idea of the brokered convention, because the GOPe can't help themselves. But this time, when they stab in the back the 80% of us who are against them, they're going to be doing it front and center.

    Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2016 10:49 AM (eeTCA)

    146 I must say I am not a Pacino fan. Thought he was great in Heat but it seems like he plays the same character all the time. Plus, he is notorious for being a cheap bastard.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:36 AM (iQIUe)

    Bruce, wherever you are out there...

    FUCK YOU TOO!

    Posted by: Lt Col. Frank Slade at April 02, 2016 10:49 AM (YMXRm)

    147 "Technical difficulties the White house is saying, but they still haven't corrected those difficulties."

    ---

    Of course.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:50 AM (rlfds)

    148 Thanks for the tips, Stringer.

    The generator is located behind a panel up high in a conditioned attic space, so it is accessible.

    Funny you should mention the hot water hookup. I have both stubbed off for connection and am having that internal debate right now. Leaning towards the hot side.

    This unit has an automatic purge after each use to flush the system, but I don't know whether that will help scaling that much. Time will tell.

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 10:50 AM (WQMJ4)

    149 Looking back at my first, pre-caffeinated comment: bird call "descends like a penny whistle" - I must've meant slide whistle. It's okay. I have coffee, now.

    Cat just tried to jump in my lap and miscalculated or something. Puncture in my leg, through my jeans (yes, I know wearing pants is not protocol, but I'm glad I was) and a new 1-inch scar on my forearm. Well, it will just blend in with all the others in time. Itches, though.

    Maybe I should've saved that story for the pet thread?

    Posted by: mindful webworker - where's my safe space? at April 02, 2016 10:52 AM (LtSaI)

    150 I was looking at the Someecard way above and realized that the nightie top is just high enough, if you know what I mean.

    Posted by: mrp at April 02, 2016 10:52 AM (JBggj)

    151 http://www.weaselzippers.us/264892-father-charged-with-killing-son-for-being-gay/

    Not Muslim. Christian.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 10:39 AM (rlfds)

    =============
    If you read the linked news article you can see a lot more was going on beside the son being gay.

    One, the son was 29 and still living with his parents and reportedly the father had threaten to kill him several times before. The wife/mother was found stabbed to death in the home and the son shot to death outside. Father says son stabbed mother. Son had vandalized home and parents were in process of evicting him.

    http://goo.gl/mfuEFS

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

    152 145 NY Slimes now trying to push the GOPe to nominate Kasich

    I'm starting to really enjoy the idea of the brokered convention, because the GOPe can't help themselves. But this time, when they stab in the back the 80% of us who are against them, they're going to be doing it front and center.
    Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2016 10:49 AM (eeTCA)


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


    I don't think Katshit has a chance. BUT, I am worried that Rove will try his best to get Romney nominated.

    We have a brokered convention, we'll get another GOPe squish.

    Posted by: Little Joey Biden at April 02, 2016 10:54 AM (Fmupd)

    153 #150

    and no, I didn't read the entire thread first

    Posted by: mrp at April 02, 2016 10:55 AM (JBggj)

    154 Muslims marching in Germany, screaming "with allah's help, we shall conquer you."


    I see that they're doing a great job assimilating to German culture. /sarc

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2016 10:55 AM (w4NZ8)

    155 Off dumbass sock

    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 10:57 AM (Fmupd)

    156 Posted by: Lt Col. Frank Slade at April 02, 2016 10:49 AM (YMXRm
    Not a bad tango for a blind guy;-)

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 10:57 AM (yNyJy)

    157 @148 Mine had an auto-purge too, but lime still cooked on the coil. That will vary a lot with your supply, so you may be fine. The purge is still a real good idea (I've looked inside the tank on non-heated forced-air humidifiers, ewww). Just monitor it until you see how it will go. It's a swell idea; hope it works out.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 10:58 AM (xq1UY)

    158 I don't think Katshit has a chance. BUT, I am worried that Rove will try his best to get Romney nominated.



    We have a brokered convention, we'll get another GOPe squish.
    ===============

    A reasonable explanation on why Utah went overwhelmlingly for Cruz.

    Posted by: mrp at April 02, 2016 10:58 AM (JBggj)

    159 If you read the linked news article you can see a lot more was going on beside the son being gay.

    One, the son was 29 and still living with his parents and reportedly the father had threaten to kill him several times before. The wife/mother was found stabbed to death in the home and the son shot to death outside. Father says son stabbed mother. Son had vandalized home and parents were in process of evicting him.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 10:54 AM (iQIUe)


    Right, and with all of that going, here is the officials statement:

    "The murder was committed because of the victim's sexual orientation and because of the defendant's perception of that status and the victims' association with a person and a group of that status," prosecutors said in a statement.

    Really? Sounds to me like the prosecutors are just being lazy.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 11:01 AM (/qsUy)

    160 @154 Fenelon Snark!
    "Another precedent is broken!"
    If they could put hobnails on sandals, it'd be Old Home Week?

    I am shocked shocked at you FS, and (insert sacrilegious oath here) that's funny.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 11:01 AM (xq1UY)

    161 154 Muslims marching in Germany, screaming "with allah's help, we shall conquer you."
    I see that they're doing a great job assimilating to German culture. /sarc
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2016 10:55 AM (w4NZ
    ===========
    I was reading all these ISIS twitter accounts and they all were threatening Germany.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:01 AM (iQIUe)

    162 Muslims marching in Germany, screaming "with allah's help, we shall conquer you.

    Hopefully there will be no backlash. Because that would be the worst possible thing.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 11:01 AM (sdi6R)

    163 Obama: Trump 'doesn't know much about foreign policy'

    ---

    This from a guy who's a walking clusterfuck on the world's stage.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/01/politics/obama-nuclear-summit-isis/index.html

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 02, 2016 11:01 AM (rlfds)

    164 Last night's ONT had a discussion of getting away with murder (including a much-too-long; didn't-read by zombie). Someone (I think) noted that most murders are by passion on impulse, and the "getting away with it" part is not usually thought through.

    Couple days ago, they found a body by a country road.

    Today, I read, they've arrested a suspect.

    (Look at this guy's smiling mug - would he hurt anyone?)
    http://bit.ly/25COmgo

    There aren't a lot of unsolved murders 'round these parts. Chicago it's not.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - don't look back! at April 02, 2016 11:02 AM (LtSaI)

    165 Does anyone listen to Rove & his chalk board anymore? I am thinking it will be someone equally suicidal for the party, but they will try to appear fashionable & hip. So it's either Jindal or Mia Love;-)or a combo of the two:-), gotta laugh about it rather than cry.

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 11:02 AM (yNyJy)

    166 I see that they're doing a great job assimilating to German culture. /sarc

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2016 10:55 AM (w4NZ
    ________

    It's a shame, the persecution they endure. Especially in western Czechoslovakia.

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 11:02 AM (coZuO)

    167 Grannie wants a footjob.

    Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 02, 2016 11:04 AM (vhTN7)

    168 164 Last night's ONT had a discussion of getting away with murder (including a much-too-long; didn't-read by zombie). Someone (I think) noted that most murders are by passion on impulse, and the "getting away with it" part is not usually thought through.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - don't look back! at April 02, 2016 11:02 AM (LtSaI)


    Off to read the ONT, brb...

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 11:04 AM (/qsUy)

    169 ISIS should watch its psychological messaging. "Deutschland is a Battleground"?
    Let that get out, and we, and Ivan, and the Brits and Frogs and Poles will all want a piece of the action.

    And, by Gustavus Adolphus, let's not forgyet da Svedes.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 11:04 AM (xq1UY)

    170 Shrill promised the day after Brussels that when she is prez the numbers of Syrian infiltrators into the USA will increase from B.O.'s number of 20k in 16, to her's of 60k in 17. Wow, just wow.

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 11:06 AM (yNyJy)

    171 166 I see that they're doing a great job assimilating to German culture. /sarc

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2016 10:55 AM (w4NZ
    ________

    It's a shame, the persecution they endure. Especially in western Czechoslovakia.
    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 11:02 AM (coZuO)


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


    I can actually imagine that many Germans think that they deserve this.

    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 11:07 AM (Fmupd)

    172 Hey Ace, are you PM-ing the flaming skull for the april FBI announcement?

    Posted by: redenzo at April 02, 2016 11:07 AM (WCnJW)

    173 164 Last night's ONT had a discussion of getting away with murder (including a much-too-long; didn't-read by zombie). Someone (I think) noted that most murders are by passion on impulse, and the "getting away with it" part is not usually thought through.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - don't look back! at April 02, 2016 11:02 AM (LtSaI)


    That zombie post was great. A little too complicated for me, or maybe I'm just lazy.

    It's true that most criminals have poor impulse control, and seem to be incapable of understanding the consequences of their actions. In my opinion the Coen Brothers do a great job of illustrating this in their movies.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 11:09 AM (sdi6R)

    174 There was a horrible murder in Ohio. Atty and wife adopt daughter and let her explore her black roots. Unfortunately, this meant hooking up with violent assholes. They went out of their way to help her loser bf and his family. BF rapes daughter and she breaks up with him. He stabs and beats her. While she is in a coma in ICU, parents refuse to allow bf to see her. He goes to their house and sledge hammers the father to death. He then texts the mom who is at the ICU to come home He sledge hammers her to death when she arrives.

    Daughter takes her inheritance and hooks up with another loser bf. She pops out a kid and they both get arrested for posession for sales of a large amount of drugs. She is let out early from prison but thrown back in when she lends her car to some thug to do a robbery.

    Any way, the sledge hammering bf was the subject of a BBC documentary so all the weenies are boo hooing over him.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:10 AM (iQIUe)

    175 I can actually imagine that many Germans think that they deserve this.

    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 11:07 AM (Fmupd)
    ________

    It's bizarre, yet it's not. Heck of a way to make amends to the Jews, though. I wonder if they thought that part through.

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 11:11 AM (coZuO)

    176
    There were numerous things that would have gone wrong and zombie would have been busted. Forensic science has gotten too good. Too many cctv cameras. Bulb cd have broke and showered her with ricin, etc.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:12 AM (iQIUe)

    177 Does anyone listen to Rove & his chalk board anymore? I am thinking it will be someone equally suicidal for the party, but they will try to appear fashionable & hip. So it's either Jindal or Mia Love;-)or a combo of the two:-), gotta laugh about it rather than cry.
    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 11:02 AM (yNyJy)

    Yesterday afternoon, Charles Payne of Fox Business Network was interviewing Rove and wasn't having any of his so called consultant expertise.

    He prefaced the following with " people have the perception that you are part of the establishment Karl" and then point blank asked him if he was. Rove puffed out his chest and started bragging about if winning two presidential campaigns means you are part of the establishment, then yes. Payne said, " and you have lost the last two". Rove started sputtering that he wasn't in charge of the last two campaigns and so he can't be held responsible for those. Payne kept interrrupting his "it wasn't my fault" whine to say, "but you were a consultant, you were heavily involved in those campaigns on behalf of the Republican Party" and it went on and on with Rove starting to turn purple.

    Charles Payne was my hero last night.

    Posted by: Jen the original at April 02, 2016 11:13 AM (ph1j2)

    178 the thing about trying to get away with murder is some meddling annoying columbo type shows up .....

    Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 02, 2016 11:13 AM (0O7c5)

    179
    If I were to commit a murder, I wd have poor impulse control, too. I would be extremely anxious and would undoubtedly eff up.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:13 AM (iQIUe)

    180 There are a few aspects of this website that I find abhorent, and no not the hobo hunting, or Drew, or Ewok flashbacks, no it is the anti red head sentiment.

    Growing up in the old Southwest where the genes of the Gael used to be celebrated. I never encountered this, but then as ginger hatred spread in the declining crapistan called England, the stupid lowest form of anglophiles started aping it. The sort of people who think Cadbury's is good, and like to pepper their speach with such loathsome words as "chums", "smashing", "bloody", and among the younger generation: "brilliant". Of course all the badass K___s of England were red heads, from Richard the Lionheart to all the Tudors, to Prince Harry, a man whose curse is that the modern world is so degenerate that they will pay him a pension to play polo but won't let him hunt jihadis.

    This was a way for smug non Celt, non Viking white people to sneer at the wrong sort of white people and pretend it is just a joke. They also get to feel sophisticated and oh so English, which I am sure they feel "is just ever so lovely"

    And now I see this unamerican predjudice is becoming entrenched, my 75 yr old mother was actually in tears around Christmas after coming home from a business meeting where everyone was mocking someone for being red haired, she puts up with all their elitist leftist I'm too good for Houston, crap for the sake of her business but amid their denunciations of anyone who criticizes Hilary, these supposed professionals were going tge old fire down below route.

    Now I am no white nationalist, but red haired people have built our nation, from Erik the Red, and Christopher Coumbus to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Calvin Coolidge, great red headed American presidents.

    Sure there are evil red heads, but for every Kathy Griffin, Judas Iscariot, or Esau, there have been other red heads such as a Andrew Jackson or Ghenghis Khan or Cromwell. Well maybe they were evil red heads too...

    But for every Lenin, Trotsky, or Danny Bonaduce there is a Cump Sherman or Winston Churchill.

    Look at the red heads in this country, and I tell you there is no group that better represents the ace of spades lifestyle and old fashioned Americanism than red headed red blooded Americans, which is probably why it is so fashionable to go after them.

    Oh and the next time someone tells you gingers have no souls, remember Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, William Blake, and for the gays, Judy Garland.

    So lay off the red heads, and stop mocking them, after all this child of a red head knows that is dangerous. You have to be careful around them, you never know what will set them off.

    Anyway after she had her little cry she asked me to drive her to the range, since she can't drive at night since she is half blind.

    Posted by: RoyLC at April 02, 2016 11:14 AM (DSwhx)

    181 Gotta run to brunch. Later all. Been real, thanks.

    Posted by: Bebe Dahl at April 02, 2016 11:14 AM (yNyJy)

    182 178 the thing about trying to get away with murder is some meddling annoying columbo type shows up .....
    Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 02, 2016 11:13 AM (0O7c5)

    ==========
    You mean Ace? At least he wouldnt show up before 3 pm.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:15 AM (iQIUe)

    183 4 more will make her an Ace.

    http://okcfox.com/news/local/legal-drone-shot-down-in-edmond-neighborhood

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test. at April 02, 2016 11:15 AM (WVsWD)

    184 phoenixgirl: the thing about trying to get away with murder is some meddling annoying columbo type shows up .....

    And those darned kids!

    Posted by: mindful webworker - rhat's right! at April 02, 2016 11:16 AM (LtSaI)

    185
    There is nothing prettier than a little redheaded girl.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:16 AM (iQIUe)

    186 None of my neighbors have any drones. That's a bummer.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 11:17 AM (WVsWD)

    187 including a much-too-long; didn't-read by zombie

    What the hell was up with that thread, anyways? I walked in several times but decided the last thing it needed was my IP address.

    Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2016 11:17 AM (9mTYi)

    188 None of my neighbors have any drones.

    ...anymore.

    Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2016 11:18 AM (9mTYi)

    189 Some guy knocked down a drone with his tshirt. If it is flying that close to you that you can snap it out of the sky with your tshirt, I dont see the crime. But the poor guy was charged.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:19 AM (iQIUe)

    190 175 I can actually imagine that many Germans think that they deserve this.
    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 11:07 AM (Fmupd)


    I think that's right. A few months ago, grammie winger made this comment:

    Our family hosted a German exchange student while my son was in high school. A sad and morose young man, but very nice. We asked him what he liked about his German culture. He said "Nothing. We have done awful things. We deserve nothing." I think there is a generation of Germans who are ashamed of their country and in no hurry to defend it.

    Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 06, 2016 02:48 PM (dFi94)


    Very sad.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 11:21 AM (/qsUy)

    191 Rove's actual 'win' record is horrible.

    Late morning horde.

    Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 02, 2016 11:21 AM (hlMPp)

    192
    Read some lefty laughing about how conservatives were being taken to the cleaners by "consultants" who didnt give a shit. Just look at Schartz, Wallace, Rove, Murphy. They make multi million dollars to backstab.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:21 AM (iQIUe)

    193 "...anymore......."

    Most of my neighbors are Old Order Mennonites. Most of them don't even have electricity in their homes.

    Drones are a stretch here. I would have to buy my own to shoot them down. I have to consider the value of the Fun against the Cost.

    Hmmmm..........

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 11:22 AM (WVsWD)

    194 Where's our Michelle Fields? Sleeping over at Ace's?

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:23 AM (iQIUe)

    195 Very sad.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 11:21 AM (/qsUy)

    I am all for blaming Germany for many things, but our complete destruction of Nazi Germany gave them a wonderful opportunity to rebuild into a great nation.

    It is unfortunate that they have squandered that....

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)

    196 Once drones are flying everywhere, can I have a 20mm Oerlikon?

    Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2016 11:25 AM (1J6E6)

    197 So lay off the red heads, and stop mocking them,
    after all this child of a red head knows that is dangerous. You have to
    be careful around them, you never know what will set them off.


    Anyway after she had her little cry she asked me to drive her to the
    range, since she can't drive at night since she is half blind.

    Posted by: RoyLC at April 02, 2016 11:14 AM (DSwhx)
    ________


    Thank you for the morning laugh!

    Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2016 11:25 AM (MIKMs)

    198
    Biergartens were a huge accomplishment that the krauts gave to the world.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 11:26 AM (iQIUe)

    199 Here here RoyLC. Wonderful rant

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:26 AM (zOTsN)

    200 192Read some lefty laughing about how conservatives were being taken to the cleaners by "consultants" who didnt give a shit.

    A number of righties would agree, particularly on this blog.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 11:26 AM (/qsUy)

    201 193 Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed

    Here is your drone solution:

    http://tinyurl.com/j5s2epx

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2016 11:27 AM (u82oZ)

    202 I hear Senator Cruz is taking a break from the campaign trail to go visit the Canadian Border. That explains why the Walmart in Minot is all out of Teddy Bears and Hockey Pucks.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 11:28 AM (WVsWD)

    203 Tim in Illinois - Mennonite so here have electric and cars that are a lost plain black. Amish don't have electric in homes but now barns sometimes do. Many use cell phones but as far as I know are not taken into houses.

    Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2016 11:28 AM (1J6E6)

    204 The Germans invented the rifle, as far as anyone can tell. They certainly perfected it.

    Our own "Kentucky" rifle was a German rifle adapted to the needs of Americans and largely manufactured by German immigrants.


    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 02, 2016 11:28 AM (bZ7mE)

    205 195
    I am all for blaming Germany for many things, but our complete destruction of Nazi Germany gave them a wonderful opportunity to rebuild into a great nation.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)


    Yet on the other hand, the Japanese feel no shame and don't even teach their children about the atrocities committed by the Empire circa WWII. The Americans just nuked them out of the blue for no good reason.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 11:30 AM (sdi6R)

    206 This is weird because I was just checking out the someecards before coming to Ace this morning.
    Noticed that the political cards all seem to bash the Republicans. When they even attempt to say something snarky about the Dems. it comes off being lame & nice.
    Liberal indoctrination is a cancer.

    Posted by: redridinghood at April 02, 2016 11:30 AM (7GQM/)

    207 "....http://tinyurl.com/j5s2epx...."

    $4k is a bit much for me.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 11:30 AM (WVsWD)

    208 Batman. I prefer Batman. Although I was a Marvel kid in its heyday. Ah, sweetness...

    As someone said, there is no non-stupid way to explain to a small child that a movie about Batman and Superman fighting is for grown-ups.
    I'm with the kid. So is J-Pod @weekly standard: "The plot-I call it a plot just to be nice, because it isn't really a plot, it's more like stereo assembly directions..." Ouch. Better put some kryptonite on that. Or bat guano.

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 02, 2016 11:31 AM (Ndje9)

    209 Most murders are committed by low IQ people, with poor judgement and impulse control, under the influence. I read zombies hypothetical this morning, and most people that bright to concoct and execute such a scheme have better more productive things to do.

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:32 AM (zOTsN)

    210 I have seen evidence at the movies that early Germans sounded just like Zulu warriors.

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 11:32 AM (WQMJ4)

    211 Germany invented the jet, rocketry and modern aviation. Their engineers were the best in the world, bar none

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:33 AM (zOTsN)

    212 Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2016 11:28 AM (1J6E6)

    I'm kind of stuck between the Old and New Orders. I grew up in an Old Order Household but left the farm when I turned 17.

    Still carry on a lot of the old ways. In the middle I suppose.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 11:34 AM (WVsWD)

    213 If he's going to Canada he would be better off in Grand Forks than Minot

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:34 AM (zOTsN)

    214 I am all for blaming Germany for many things, but our complete destruction of Nazi Germany gave them a wonderful opportunity to rebuild into a great nation.

    It is unfortunate that they have squandered that....
    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)


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


    They did rebuild a great nation and kept it for awhile. Kind of like this one.

    Many people had it right when they said that if the U.S. starts to crumble, then western civilization crumbles.

    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 11:35 AM (Fmupd)

    215 "If he's going to Canada he would be better off in Grand Forks than Minot "

    I just checked. No Hockey Pucks or Teddy Bears left at the Walmart there either.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 11:36 AM (WVsWD)

    216
    I have seen evidence at the movies that early Germans sounded just like Zulu warriors.

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 11:32 AM (WQMJ4)
    _________
    So did the movie Scots.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2016 11:37 AM (MIKMs)

    217 Isn't North Dakota having some form of primary today?

    Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2016 11:38 AM (MIKMs)

    218 Canadians in ND don't need teddy bears or hockey pucks. They are on athletic scholarships for hockey

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:38 AM (zOTsN)

    219 So lay off the red heads, and stop mocking them, after all this child of a red head knows that is dangerous. You have to be careful around them, you never know what will set them off.

    Posted by: RoyLC at April 02, 2016 11:14 AM (DSwhx)

    Every Thursday I show my appreciation for Gingers with my Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

    http://tinyurl.com/jfs5xqx


    Posted by: Lt Col. Frank Slade at April 02, 2016 11:40 AM (YMXRm)

    220 Canadians in ND...

    Are there on Spring Break. Remember, it's the tropics to them.

    Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2016 11:40 AM (yddCj)

    221 I'm kind of stuck between the Old and New Orders. I grew up in an Old Order Household but left the farm when I turned 17.



    Still carry on a lot of the old ways. In the middle I suppose.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast
    Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 11:34 AM (WVsWD)


    I always liked New Order, but I wished they didn't do so many remixes of Blue Monday

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 02, 2016 11:40 AM (aKchR)

    222 217 Isn't North Dakota having some form of primary today?
    Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2016 11:38 AM (MIKMs)


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


    Yes. All 20 residents will be voting today.

    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 11:41 AM (Fmupd)

    223 I am all for blaming Germany for many things, but our complete destruction of Nazi Germany gave them a wonderful opportunity to rebuild into a great nation.

    It is unfortunate that they have squandered that....

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)
    ________

    Well said.

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 11:41 AM (coZuO)

    224 222
    Yes. All 20 residents will be voting today.
    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 11:41 AM (Fmupd)


    100% turnout? Most impressive.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 11:42 AM (sdi6R)

    225 Posted by: RoyLC at April 02, 2016 11:14 AM (DSwhx)
    ---------------

    You can add Mark Steyn to your list of red-headed awesomeness. He's brilliant, funny, and adorable.

    Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2016 11:43 AM (2WwbN)

    226 211 Germany invented the jet, rocketry and modern aviation. Their engineers were the best in the world, bar none

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:33 AM (zOTsN)

    Germany came out first with the jet fighter with the ME-262, but the jet engine itself was invented by Frank Whittle in the UK in 1930.

    Posted by: kbdabear at April 02, 2016 11:45 AM (YMXRm)

    227 He may have had the first jet engine but everyone knew in WWII German engineers and their advances in aviation and rocketry dwarfed everybody else. A huge advantage for them. German defectors saved us

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:47 AM (zOTsN)

    228 Yes. All 20 residents will be voting today.

    Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2016 11:41 AM (Fmupd)

    That's probably about the number of voters in the California GOP primary

    Posted by: kbdabear at April 02, 2016 11:48 AM (YMXRm)

    229 What is the preferred implement for drone shooting?
    I think if I wanted one down, I would reach for my 22lr.
    Most I have seen are out of shotgun range.

    Posted by: navybrat at April 02, 2016 11:48 AM (8QGte)

    230 There's a young lady I see sometimes at the drive-through window at Chick-fil-A. I can't quite tell whether she's blonde or ginger. Maybe she's half ginger.

    Anyway, she's very friendly. So friendly that it's rather unsettling. I've rarely had a woman be that friendly towards me.

    Maybe I remind her of her grampa or something.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 11:49 AM (sdi6R)

    231 If there is a primary you wouldn't know if from the papers. Some guy named Iron Eyes is running as a dem for the House seat. He has convictions for burglary and robbery. Pretty sure he will lose

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:49 AM (zOTsN)

    232 I guess in ND the delegates are chosen by party loyalty and are unbound to any candidate. They chose at the convention.


    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:52 AM (zOTsN)

    233 How can the thought fail to occur to the Germans that if they are capable of feeling guilt and the Muslims are not, that they are better people, and therefore have no reason to feel guilty before them. If they think violence is evil and hate that aspect of their ancestors, they should have no problem feeling the same towards Muslim culture.

    It's a very simple thought, yet for them it is unthinkable.

    Posted by: angela urkel at April 02, 2016 11:52 AM (vhTN7)

    234 navybrat, somehwere recently (ONT?) there was a link to the website for an anti-drone system - a man-portable, shoulder-fired small rocket that deployed a net to snag drones, then deployed a small parachute to bring it to earth. It had "smart" aiming, fire-and-forget visual aiming by the operator.


    Not for the average home-owner. But cool.

    Posted by: rhomboid at April 02, 2016 11:53 AM (QDnY+)

    235 227
    German engineers and their advances in aviation and rocketry dwarfed everybody else.
    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:47 AM (zOTsN)


    Both the U.S. and Soviet rocket programs in the postwar era relied on German engineers to get started.

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 11:53 AM (sdi6R)

    236 ...everyone knew in WWII German engineers and their
    advances in aviation and rocketry dwarfed everybody else.
    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:47 AM (zOTsN)
    Many German advances in aviation and rocketry were born out of desperation more than anything else. The military bureaucracies in the UK and especially the US were loathe to interrupt the the production of systems already in the field. Hell, even an upgraded P-51 (the P-51H) was ready almost full year before the end of the war in Europe, but didn't go into production until after VE Day.

    Posted by: Spiny Norman at April 02, 2016 11:54 AM (T+2Uk)

    237 (HTML fail)

    Posted by: Spiny Norman at April 02, 2016 11:55 AM (T+2Uk)

    238 Most murders are committed by low IQ people, with poor judgement and impulse control, under the influence. I read zombies hypothetical this morning, and most people that bright to concoct and execute such a scheme have better more productive things to do.

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:32 AM (zOTsN)


    Maybe today, but in the 70's most murders were committed by Robert Culp and Jack Cassidy.

    Posted by: HTL at April 02, 2016 11:55 AM (NAWno)

    239 223 I am all for blaming Germany for many things, but our complete destruction of Nazi Germany gave them a wonderful opportunity to rebuild into a great nation.
    It is unfortunate that they have squandered that....
    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2016 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)


    Well, here's the thing: after Patton and Eisenhower and etc. finally managed to pound it in to their thick Teutonic skulls that the whole Nazi thing was A Very Bad Idea, they straightened up commendably and *were* a great nation. And it wasn't until recently that they started pissing it all way, and for that, you can thank the corrupting dry rot of progressivism.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 11:56 AM (/qsUy)

    240 If you study aerospace engineering, you are still studying the work of Germans from the 30s

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:56 AM (zOTsN)

    241 (HTML fail)

    Posted by: Spiny Norman at April 02, 2016 11:55 AM (T+2Uk)


    HTML is disabled in the comments. Use BB code instead.

    Posted by: HTL at April 02, 2016 11:56 AM (NAWno)

    242 German engineering got us modern aviation, the bomb, and space. Period

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:58 AM (zOTsN)

    243 The advances in German engineering predates WWII

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 11:59 AM (zOTsN)

    244 There is an argument that the reason the Germans were so good at engineering intricate devices is because they weren't so good at designing things that worked well.
    The mindset was to get things to work thus through application of science instead of going around the problem by modifying the approach.

    Simplicity and functionality is achieved through maturity of design, the saying goes, not by adding a secondary intermittent spring detent and two toggle arms to retard the oscillation interval.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 02, 2016 12:00 PM (aKchR)

    245 Comparing German culture to that of the Italians, who are very proud of theirs --

    FOOD. German food is awesome. Italian food is awesome. Point to Italy for spaghetti. I like my sketties. Point also to Germany for wheat beer. (Tie.)

    SPORTS. 4 World Cups each. (Tie.)

    EVIL DICTATORS. Mussolini was first, but Hitler was worse than Il Duce, which is to say he was perversely better. (No points awarded.)

    MUSIC. Corelli and Vivaldi edge out Bach and Handel, but New German Wave was a thing while New Italian Wave was not. (Point, Germany.)

    BUILDING A WALL which is all the talk nowadays. Hadrian's Wall is still there. (Point, Italy.)

    TIE BREAKER: Head-to-head. The Germans won the Battle of Teutoburg Forest way back when. Germany wins.

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 12:01 PM (coZuO)

    246 Hmmm

    Frank Whittle might disagree just a little bit about the germans inventing the jet engine. The germans were the first to fly a jet but inventing it?

    That's up for debate.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. This is a test of the Emergency TimCast Sysytem. Do not be alarmed. at April 02, 2016 12:01 PM (WVsWD)

    247 Well, here's the thing: after Patton and Eisenhower and etc. finally managed to pound it in to their thick Teutonic skulls that the whole Nazi thing was A Very Bad Idea, they straightened up commendably and *were* a great nation. And it wasn't until recently that they started pissing it all way, and for that, you can thank the corrupting dry rot of progressivism.
    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 02, 2016 11:56 AM (/qsUy)
    ________

    Gee, where else is that happening?

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 12:05 PM (coZuO)

    248 There is an interesting doc film that was recently aired on TV called My Nazi Legacy. It's about the sons of Hans Frank and Otto von Wächter and a jewish human rights lawyer. It gets annoying in that Wachter's son refuses to acknowledged that his father is a war criminal. The guy is old and so what. But later you see how the neo nazis glom on to him bc of his father and then you think okay, enough. A lot of the filming takes place in Lemberg which is a beautiful city and once was mostly Jewish. Both Frank and Wachter became uber Catholics after the war. I think they did it bc they thought it would save their miserable lives. Both were opportunists and even before he went Nazi, Hans Frank was stealing the savings of widows and orphans.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 12:06 PM (iQIUe)

    249 No body uses Whittles designs

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 12:09 PM (zOTsN)

    250 I saw a program once about an early rocket plane used by the Germans in the the final days of the WWII.

    It was a stubby affair with a total flight time of about 2 minutes. Launched from a ramp. Piloted by a crazy s.o.b. with a 20mm cannon and maybe a dozen rounds.

    It was deployed straight up in to a bomber formation, the pilot would fire until out of ammo (or rocket fuel, or both), then bail out as the damn thing fell to earth.

    Wild.

    Posted by: navybrat at April 02, 2016 12:11 PM (8QGte)

    251 Technically the Chinese invented rocketry but who advanced the design, for modern use? The Germans. Whittle made a design for a jet engine but who put them into production and used them first? The Germans. Where were the engineers who came up with the bomb trained? Germany. Whose engineering eventually then got us into space? The Germans

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 12:12 PM (zOTsN)

    252 Mis Hum. The author of the whiskey-ring article is quite attractive, and from Wisconsin. Will be looking forward to reading more articles by her.

    Posted by: French Jeton at April 02, 2016 12:14 PM (WMvHw)

    253 Goddard = chopped liver?

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:14 PM (xq1UY)

    254 I think it was the cambodians or thais who invented rocket science. Remember that youtube video of them lighting that huge spiral fireworks display? Looked like a flying saucer.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 12:14 PM (iQIUe)

    255 Paul Ryan will be the GOP nominee.

    I have spoken.

    Posted by: Sister Theophila of the All-Seeing Eye at April 02, 2016 12:19 PM (fYFz4)

    256 The Germans also invented plastics, chemical dyes, and the color fuchsia.
    A German designed the Triumph Speed Twin, but then again BMW's first car (they'd actually built an airplane first) was a licensed Austin. My Mercedes sure had a lot of English parts on it. So, when the Germans make a mistake, they blame the English? Or, the English after all were German first, so...

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:21 PM (xq1UY)

    257 253 Goddard = chopped liver?
    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:14 PM (xq1UY)


    Amateur.

    Posted by: Wehrner Von Braun at April 02, 2016 12:23 PM (/qsUy)

    258 Goddards research began in the 1950s. There would be no Goddard without the Germans of the 1930s

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 12:24 PM (zOTsN)

    259 So, when the Germans make a mistake, they blame the English? Or, the English after all were German first, so...

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:21 PM (xq1UY)
    ________

    They're all Scandis if you go back far enough.

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 12:24 PM (coZuO)

    260 Goodard, Sie Herrlichen Bastard, I read your book!

    Posted by: That's "Wernher" to you at April 02, 2016 12:25 PM (xq1UY)

    261 260 Goodard, Sie Herrlichen Bastard, I read your book!

    Yeah, so?

    Posted by: That's "Goddard" to you, bub at April 02, 2016 12:28 PM (/qsUy)

    262 @258 Robert Goddard? You might want to just look him up.

    Posted by: That's at April 02, 2016 12:28 PM (xq1UY)

    263 They're all Scandis if you gosend them home back far enough.

    All.Global.Climate.Change.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:30 PM (xq1UY)

    264 Wrong Goddard. I apologize to Robert Goddard, a giant who was ignored until the Germans, prior to WWII started their own rocketry program

    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 12:34 PM (zOTsN)

    265 After he receives the nomination, Paul Ryan will announce that he's changing genders and running as Pauline.

    I have spoken.

    Posted by: Sister Theophila of the All-Seeing Eye at April 02, 2016 12:35 PM (fYFz4)

    266 MUSIC. Corelli and Vivaldi edge out Bach and Handel, but New German Wave
    was a thing while New Italian Wave was not. (Point, Germany.)
    ==============

    Uhhh... no, they don't. But Bach was a great admirer of Vivaldi and copied several of Vivaldi's works.

    Posted by: mrp at April 02, 2016 12:35 PM (JBggj)

    267 Well, Goddard wasn't completely ignored. Just given at chair at Clark.
    And made fun of by the New York Times, which apologized on 17 July 1969.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:36 PM (xq1UY)

    268 Bach.
    The Crab Canon.
    On a Mobius Strip.

    Sounds great forwards or backwards, one part or two, or with either part played as forwards or backwards with itself.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bach+crab+canon

    Posted by: navybrat at April 02, 2016 12:38 PM (8QGte)

    269 Maybe today, but in the 70's most murders were committed by Robert Culp and Jack Cassidy.

    Posted by: HTL at April 02, 2016 11:55 AM (NAWno)

    ====================
    LOL Jack seemed to enjoy it more. Always smiling after committing a homicide.

    Posted by: mrp at April 02, 2016 12:39 PM (JBggj)

    270 On the bad side, the Germans also gave us the Frankfurt School, Bauhaus and the Volkswagen 411.

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2016 12:43 PM (WQMJ4)

    271
    The krauts showed us how quickly everything can be destroyed: politics, medicine, law, music, education, science, religion -- were all corrupted by the nazis in a mere 12 years.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 12:47 PM (iQIUe)

    272 Uhhh... no, they don't. But Bach was a great admirer of Vivaldi and copied several of Vivaldi's works.

    =====

    Nobody was better at the backbeat than Corelli. Talk about danceable music.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2016 12:48 PM (MIKMs)

    273 I've heard some stuff by Buxtehulde and Telemann that could be well rendered by a power trio. It really is all in the back-beat.

    A teacher many years ago told me Bach could swing, but there wasn't a notation system to indicate it (a continuing problem). He played a lot of fairs and festivals with the [portativ, and regular people danced to it.

    How'd you like to be a pipe organist's roadie?

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:52 PM (xq1UY)

    274 Uhhh... no, they don't. But Bach was a great admirer of Vivaldi and copied several of Vivaldi's works.

    Posted by: mrp at April 02, 2016 12:35 PM (JBggj)
    ________

    Yes, they do, for purposes of comparing Italy to Germany. According to Wikipedia, Handel "was a German, later British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London".

    (Besides, I awarded the point to Germany in this category - so even if you want to bring up Beethoven or Scorpions, you'd only be reinforcing my point.)

    Posted by: FireHorse at April 02, 2016 12:53 PM (coZuO)

    275 One of many things proper German composers didn't like about Beethoven was that he was "too Italian." His girlfriends called him Luigi, even though he wanted to be a Paolo.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 02, 2016 12:56 PM (xq1UY)

    276 I dont know why I bother. I left message for someone to get here before 1 pm when bank closes. They never responded but call me today to tell me they wd be here at 2 pm. They dont even bother to listen to entire message. Now, I'm fked for a week.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 01:15 PM (iQIUe)

    277 264 Wrong Goddard. I apologize to Robert Goddard, a giant who was ignored until the Germans, prior to WWII started their own rocketry program
    Posted by: ThunderB at April 02, 2016 12:34 PM (zOTsN)


    You must have been thinking of Paulette Goddard.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Paulette_Goddard

    Posted by: rickl at April 02, 2016 02:18 PM (sdi6R)

    278 >>>234 navybrat, somehwere recently (ONT?) there was a link to the website for an anti-drone system - a man-portable, shoulder-fired small rocket that deployed a net to snag drones, then deployed a small parachute to bring it to earth. It had "smart" aiming, fire-and-forget visual aiming by the operator.

    Posted by: rhomboid at April 02, 2016 11:53 AM (QDnY+)

    I want one of those for pigeons.

    Posted by: m at April 02, 2016 03:31 PM (S/1cF)

    279
    #Belgium to require non-#EU migrants sign declaration to uphold "European values"

    http://i24ne.ws/10dpBV

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 02, 2016 03:52 PM (iQIUe)

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