Overnight Open Thread (5-2-2016)

Quote of the Day I

Amicus-Brief-in-Klingon-e1461888436693

-- from an amicus brief filed in a lawsuit over who owns the Klingon language

Quote of the Day II - Modern Academia Edition

The following article introduces the hobosexual as a concept in queer materialism. Mapped at the intersection of not-for-profit hobo sex and labor practices historically, the hobosexual collapses the apparent impasse between the material and the symbolic so prevalent in queer studies. The concept represents the redeployment of queer as anti-capitalist practice; highlighted are the non-normative hobo practices of nonproductive expenditure, but also the recognition that these abnormalities are organized by capitalist systems of normalization designed to engender profit. The article also considers the degree to which industrial capitalism affected both hobo mobility and hobo anti-capitalist practice in the 19th century. Generated out of hobo history and queer as anti-capitalist practice, the hobosexual represents resistance to capitalist systems of normalization and enables connections, not necessarily between identities, but between anti-capitalist practices generated out of difference.

-- from a paper by Professor Heather Tapley of the University of Victoria. Also reason #22 why snuffing hobos is both necessary and fun.

Why Thieves Steal Soap

Because it's a liquid asset with a steady market.

Thieves and burglars are very aware of the markets for stolen goods-and what sells in those markets. Most thieves have a "mental loot list," the authors write, that they keep in mind as they approach stores or enter homes.

Thieves may even steal to order. One thief volunteered that when an acquaintance requested a "Mark V Escort, soft top, in cream," he called him when he stumbled upon that exact car. Then he stole it and sold it to him.

Generally, though, thieves steal what is popular on the illicit market. The top of thieves' mental loot list features expensive electronics like Playstations, GPS systems, and DVD players. Thieves can sell items for around a third of their retail value, according to the report, or for roughly half their value if they sell them to second hand shops. For expensive electronics, that means some solid, quick cash.

But price is not the only consideration. The "prolific thieves" interviewed by law enforcement suggest that the ease of selling something outweighs its retail value.

...In fact, the consistent demand for products like soap on the illicit market can make it as good as stealing cash. Tide laundry detergent has widely been reported as a favorite target of drug gangs. In 2013, New York Magazine ran a story that described a Safeway store that lost $10,000 to $15,000 a month to thefts of Tide detergent.

soapstealers

CIA Director John Brennan Feels That the Missing 28 Pages of the 9/11 Report are "Inaccurate"

On the other hand there are reasons to suspect that Brennan may have been compromised and/or has ulterior motives for preventing their release.

Can Stating the Catholic Church's Position on Gender Get You Arrested at a Catholic University?

Answer: Yes.

It's uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for someone to openly share a traditional Catholic viewpoint.

When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the school was so spooked it called the Los Angeles Police Department. Both the police and the university's Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime.

Is 'Yes Means Yes' Unstoppable?

Needless to say, skeptics are losing this fight. 'Yes means yes' is on the books at a majority of colleges, a growing number of states are formally codifying the standard for all institutions in their purview, and the legal academy is warming to it. It's only a matter of time before states start mandating "yes means yes" not only in college disciplinary procedures, but in the criminal codes as well. Given the pace of cultural change on sex-related political questions, it's not unimaginable that opposition to affirmative consent will in itself be an extreme and marginalized view 10 years from now.

In the future every normal human relationship will technically also be a 'rapey' one. And you'll remain free only so long as your partner (and the authorities) choose to not make an issue of it.

Taxpayers Start Eyeing the Ivory Tower

There seems to be no safe haven for America's wealthiest colleges these days. Congressional Republicans have been asking pointed to college presidents presiding over endowments in excess of $1 billion about how the funds are being spent; Connecticut legislators briefly pondered stripping the Yale endowment ($24 billion) of its tax-exempt status; and now, local taxpayers in Princeton, New Jersey, are trying to force their local university (endowment: $23 billion) to pay property taxes on its large swathes of real estate.

...But part of the impulse also stems from the failure of the elite higher education establishment, which seems to more and more Americans like an expensive luxury that primarily functions to perpetuate the privileges of the already-wealthy or the politically favored, all while reaping expensive tax subsidies from ordinary Americans who can never dream of an Ivy League education. Highly-endowed colleges, in other words, seem like an underperforming asset, whose wealth would better be put to use for other purposes.

America is Stockpiling Cheese

It turns out, America has been stockpiling cheese and butter and has amassed more golden treats than any time in past thirty years. Why? Europeans, trade, and because cheese is delicious.

cheesemountain

Good Samaritan Killed Attempting To Make Citizen's Arrest of Man Who Had Just Shot His Girlfriend

Shooting bad people aggressively does not come naturally to good people.

This is a good thing for our culture, which is very non-violent, but is a bad thing when violence is the tool you need to solve the problem.

If someone pulls a firearm with the expectation that the presence of their gun will force compliance from a criminal, they have the wrong mindset, and they have probably already lost the fight. If the suspect has grown up around violence, there is a decent chance that  seen numerous friends shot and survive. He is not afraid of your puny handgun and your half-hearted attempts to command him.

How the Muskogee County, OK Police Department Tried to Steal $53,000 From a Christian Band

Eh Wah is a refugee from Burma, a Texas resident, and a citizen for more than 10 years. He's a volunteer manager for a Christian rock band from Burma, Klo & Kweh Music Team.

Muskogee County, Oklahoma, police pulled him over for a broken tail light and found $53,000 in his car. That money was raised by the band, whose finances he managed. It was to be donated to a religious college in Burma, an orphanage in Thailand (money was "bundled in two or three dozen sealed envelopes with the orphanage's name written on them"), and some was just for the operating costs of the band itself.

Wah wasn't charged with a crime but the police took the money anyway as a 'civil asset forfeiture'. They only returned it after the story went viral.

On the History of GPS

The United States Air Force never really wanted GPS.  The 621B program, the precursor to GPS, was underfunded.  After it evolved into the GPS program in the early 1970s, the Air Force largely neglected it, to the point of disowning it and defunding it.  A few times, it tried to kill its own creation, and GPS was kept alive by the Pentagon's largesse.

One reason the Air Force was slow to embrace GPS is the space-based projects were never seen as a priority.  "The Air Force is not a big user of space," says Scott Page.."The Air Force gets to build for space, but the Marine Corps, Army, and Navy are much more reliant on actual space services than the  Air Force itself is.  The budget for space is in the Air Force, but in terms of the number of customers and users, they're all in the other services.

American and Coalition Special Forces Seen Operating in Syria

Here they're coordinating air strikes and working with Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Oh, Curse the Brilliant TSA!

"THEY ACT AS IF THEY ARE LISTLESS, OVERWEIGHT EMPLOYEES WHO DON'T GIVE A FUCK. WHEN IN REALITY, THEY ARE AN ELITE FORCE OF ANTI-TERRORIST COMMANDOS! OH, CURSE THE BRILLIANT TSA."

Sad News For the Morons - Kate Upton is Now Engaged

kateuptonengage

Despite Their Small Brains - Ravens Are Just as Clever as Chimps

Advantage: Adam Carolla

The Yahoo AoSHQ group - it's got electrolytes and shit.

And my twitter thang.

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Comments

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1 First.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 02, 2016 11:00 PM (OQ9R7)

2 Hiya.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:02 PM (9ltS8)

3 Howdy!

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 02, 2016 11:03 PM (dPpmC)

4 Hiya!

Posted by: Alana at May 02, 2016 11:03 PM (N5O9+)

5 I may have been third but I identify as first.

Suck it, loosers!

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 02, 2016 11:04 PM (dPpmC)

6 "When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the school was so spooked it called the Los Angeles Police Department. Both the police and the university's Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime."

How the Muskogee County, OK Police Department Tried to Steal $53,000 From a Christian Band's Charity


When the shit hits the fan, the cops are not going to be on our side.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:04 PM (0mRoj)

7 Hello, Ont....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:05 PM (SSMMJ)

8 evening horde

Posted by: dick butkis at May 02, 2016 11:06 PM (R5HRU)

9 dick butkis sock off

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at May 02, 2016 11:06 PM (R5HRU)

10 Hi! Hello and Welcome.

It's another rousing Monday night at the ONT.

Pull up your chairs, drop your pants and get a cold adult beverage.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 02, 2016 11:07 PM (+1T7c)

11 Stealing soap? Talk about a clean getaway.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:07 PM (0mRoj)

12 Sad News For the Morons - Kate Upton is Now Engaged

If clicky link for pictures, be advised that scrolling down is unadvised.

*shudder*

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 02, 2016 11:07 PM (uURQL)

13 Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 02, 2016 11:07 PM (+1T7c)

Can't still on call.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at May 02, 2016 11:07 PM (R5HRU)

14 Really, they didn't get the raven to say "nevermore"?

Posted by: missed opportunity at May 02, 2016 11:07 PM (8ZHh3)

15 11.11

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:07 PM (YfWEn)

16 Kate Upton is Now Engaged

So you're saying I've still got a chance...

Posted by: t-bird at May 02, 2016 11:08 PM (RrDm2)

17 Or in other words.....

Drop your socks
And grab your cocks
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 02, 2016 11:08 PM (+1T7c)

18 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

19 Okay, I am willing to come back as a raven.

Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:09 PM (MQEz6)

20 Hey everybody.

Having a bad day today, some conventional crumbs got mixed in with my organic bread. SIGH.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:09 PM (ntObR)

21 Boy, raven girl is smoking hot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:09 PM (SSMMJ)

22 Upton looks like she cut back on the cheeseburgers.

Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:09 PM (MQEz6)

23 Missing pages from the 9-11 report? Better check Sandy Burglar's socks.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 02, 2016 11:10 PM (JO9+V)

24 Rectification of So Called Names

There isn't any clearer example of the "Humpty-Dumpty" thinking by the Left, than a recent court ruling that declared Federal protections based on a persons biological sex... have nothing to do with protecting people based on their biological sex!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11672

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 02, 2016 11:10 PM (vBeA5)

25 19 Okay, I am willing to come back as a raven.
Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:09 PM (MQEz6)

I want to come back as a NYC cabby's middle finger.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)

26 is John Brennen a moslem?

who knows, is John Brennen a dumb mo-fo? YES

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:11 PM (YfWEn)

27 Raven Girl and Cake Girl: The Movie

Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:11 PM (MQEz6)

28 The bread slicer *identifies* as conventional. What are you, a Neanderthal? Get it right, organophobe!

Posted by: call me crazy but organophobe sounds like a bad musical instrument or a porn actor at May 02, 2016 11:11 PM (oTItL)

29 I'm not noticing butter prices falling if there's a glut.

Posted by: NCKate at May 02, 2016 11:11 PM (/ygaY)

30 RE: The guy who got all his cash seized by the cops. How'd it get from "Broken Taillight" to them finding the money? The article leaves out all the in-between steps.

Most likely they asked to search the car, and like a dumbshit, he said "Yes". Never, ever do that.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:12 PM (9ltS8)

31 Content!

Posted by: bill-o at May 02, 2016 11:12 PM (uqRc8)

32 Hobosexuals . . . .

so . . .

We should still kill 'em, but we shouldn't eat 'em any more?

That's what I got from that there smartypants stuff.

Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:13 PM (s5o+q)

33 Is organic food still organic if you eat it with a conventional fork?

What if you expose it to conventional air?

Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:14 PM (MQEz6)

34 Darn that auto-cucumber. Y'all are losers, not loosers.

Well, some of you might be loose, but I'm not here to judge.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 02, 2016 11:14 PM (dPpmC)

35 Suck it, loosers!

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 02, 2016 11:04 PM (dPpmC)
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"Looserds!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R84Xw5CciGU

Posted by: blondes are more fun, I mean entitled at May 02, 2016 11:14 PM (oTItL)

36 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 02, 2016 11:14 PM (T/cxb)

37 I hadn't noticed soap being behind the locking displays at the store.....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:14 PM (SSMMJ)

38 In the future every normal human relationship will technically also be a 'rapey' one. And you'll remain free only so long as your partner (and the authorities) choose to not make an issue of it.

It's almost as if the goal is to stop white men from reproducing. Somehow I don't think this is going to affect our New Improved Americans.

Posted by: rickl at May 02, 2016 11:14 PM (sdi6R)

39 Most likely they asked to search the car, and like a dumbshit, he said "Yes". Never, ever do that.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert


"Probably Cause" is this big blanket that the cops can throw over everything that they want to do.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (+1T7c)

40 I buy butter, 4 lbs. at a time, at Sam's Club. Going about $11, last time around as I recall.

Real cooking needs real butter, and lots of it.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (McRlu)

41 30 RE: The guy who got all his cash seized by the cops. How'd it get from "Broken Taillight" to them finding the money? The article leaves out all the in-between steps.

Most likely they asked to search the car, and like a dumbshit, he said "Yes". Never, ever do that.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:12 PM (9ltS

No, they brought out a drug dog to fabricate probable cause to search his car. The details are in the WaPo article.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (0mRoj)

42 Quite the ONT

Thank you Maetenloch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (voOPb)

43 Not picking on you Michael. Just wanted an excuse to link that idiot. Gotta be the most "never heard no before in my life" person on that show evah.

Posted by: blondes are more fun, I mean entitled at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (oTItL)

44 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (EzgxV)

45 "Organic" is Idiotarian for "still contains particles of dirt, and probably a few insects, but that's okay because you probably need the protein, you stupid vegan dumbass."

Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (s5o+q)

46 Or probable cause.

Probably.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (+1T7c)

47 So, I'm delivering pizzas tonight, pouring rain thunderstorm, standing there waiting for the guy to sign the receipt.

And he gives me no tip.

Bastard.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (9ltS8)

48
Bread breach! Bread breach!
Run for your lives!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (9mTYi)

49 45 "Organic" is Idiotarian for "still contains particles of dirt, and probably a few insects, but that's okay because you probably need the protein, you stupid vegan dumbass."
Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (s5o+q)

Also, fertilized with shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

50 I seem to have an attitude tonight.

I blame the temporary sobriety.

Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (s5o+q)

51 Charles Dickens's pet raven, believed to be the inspiration for E.A. Poe's poem, is on display at the Philadelphia Free Library

Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (7qAYi)

52 Hiya cthulhu!

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (uURQL)

53 37 I hadn't noticed soap being behind the locking displays at the store.....?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:14 PM (SSMMJ)

Hey clerk can I have some tide & antihistamine?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)

54 Honey, what is this plate doing in the organic-only cabinet?

Posted by: t-bird at May 02, 2016 11:17 PM (RrDm2)

55 Howdy, y'all!!!


Posted by: cthulhu

Whaddya mean by that!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 02, 2016 11:17 PM (+1T7c)

56 49 45 "Organic" is Idiotarian for "still contains particles of dirt, and probably a few insects, but that's okay because you probably need the protein, you stupid vegan dumbass."
Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (s5o+q)

Also, fertilized with shit.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

Which makes it impossible for something to be both organic & vegan. Heh.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:17 PM (7qAYi)

57 So, I'm delivering pizzas tonight, pouring rain thunderstorm, standing there waiting for the guy to sign the receipt.

And he gives me no tip.

Bastard.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (9ltS


Look on the bright side.

Perhaps he'll order pizza again, and you'll be delivering.

Heh, heh, heh.

Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:18 PM (s5o+q)

58 Mapped at the intersection of not-for-profit hobo sex and labor practices historically, the hobosexual collapses the apparent impasse between the material and the symbolic so prevalent in queer studies.

You want to conduct a study? Their blowing each other in the public rest area. Study away.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 02, 2016 11:18 PM (R+30W)

59 My high school Klingon teacher didn't actually speak a single word of the language other than "bon jour".

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 02, 2016 11:18 PM (mvenn)

60 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (9ltS

Huh, wonder what will be on his pizza the next time?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

61 "And he gives me no tip.

Bastard."


I generally tip $10 for a large pizza delivered. Too much?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:18 PM (SSMMJ)

62 I've not seen soap under lock & key at the store. Razors & baby formula, yes. But not soap & detergent.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:19 PM (7qAYi)

63 So, I'm delivering pizzas tonight, pouring rain thunderstorm, standing there waiting for the guy to sign the receipt.

And he gives me no tip.
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Dammit man! Why didn't you identify yourself?
Really sorry about that...

Nah, just joshing. I haven't had a pizza delivered in years. Asheville Pizza is about three blocks away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 02, 2016 11:19 PM (9mTYi)

64 62 I've not seen soap under lock & key at the store. Razors & baby formula, yes. But not soap & detergent.
Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:19 PM (7qAYi)

With refill blades at $36 a pack, no wonder they're locked up.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:20 PM (0mRoj)

65 "No, they brought out a drug dog to fabricate probable cause to search his car. The details are in the WaPo article.

Posted by: Insomniac"

Ah. I didn't drill down the next level to the Wapo art. I do see that they found no drugs.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:20 PM (9ltS8)

66 "Organic" is Idiotarian for "still contains particles of dirt, and probably a few insects, but that's okay because you probably need the protein, you stupid vegan dumbass."

Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:15 PM (s5o+q)


Some people prefer silicon based food...

Posted by: The Silicon Hat at May 02, 2016 11:20 PM (vBeA5)

67 My high school Klingon teacher didn't actually speak a single word of the language other than "bon jour".
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 02, 2016 11:18 PM (mvenn)


In Klingon, that's either a deadly insult, or a suggestive come-on.

Of course, with Klingons, those are not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:21 PM (s5o+q)

68 The videos of the workplace shootings are pretty interesting. I've never had any doubt that I will fire to "stop".

If you've ever been in a situation where it was your safety or the other person's, and didn't have means to protect yourself, once you do, the choice is easy.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 02, 2016 11:21 PM (SEXy3)

69 Damn, I read the content...I coulda been first!

Posted by: Farmer at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (PzqA/)

70 Parents: You've got empty containers all over your room. Your stains are gone, your whites are whiter than white, and you haven't had static cling for months! Who taught you this?!!

Kid: I learned it from you!

Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (MQEz6)

71 so Obama has authorized boots on the ground in the ISIS?


hmmm


bigger question is if Obama will be off the prompter in 2017?

his unscripted coments make Jimmy Carter and Cora Segal look only half stoopid

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (YfWEn)

72 "Look on the bright side.



Perhaps he'll order pizza again, and you'll be delivering.



Heh, heh, heh.

Posted by: filbert"

I'd delivered to the same address before. I recognized it when it came up on the dispatch computer. He didn't tip me then either.

Next time I'm taking the long way to get to his house.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (9ltS8)

73 Hoboeroticism http://bit.ly/1Tsjiqc

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (rwI+c)

74 If you are feeling under-abused...

https://youtu.be/uD51cdLbZJc

Or a Klingon pining for more pain-sticks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (ZCTRJ)

75 Did a raven ever type Shakespeare?

Posted by: A Cimpanzee and a Typewriter at May 02, 2016 11:23 PM (sl+zA)

76 If you wanted to set up a situation where regular law-abiding citizens began to consider law enforcement "the enemy," then civil forfeiture (and the inevitable abuse thereof) would be a damn good place to start.

Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:23 PM (s5o+q)

77 What's next?

Hobo-dino pr0n?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:23 PM (ZCTRJ)

78 Organic- heh!


I recently saw a teenaged patient who lacked energy, got out of breath easily and had almost passed out a couple of times. Mom proudly pronounced her a lifelong vegetarian. Turns out she was severely anemic (normal Hgb ~15, hers ~5). Mother had read (on the internet) that iron was bad so was giving her only a partial dose and told the girl (in my presence) that she should eat more kale. I suggested that she eat more red meat and liver, a suggestion that was met with great suspicion. My superpowers are limited.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 02, 2016 11:24 PM (mvenn)

79 My High School Klingon teacher was a French Model.

Said so on the internet. Has to be true.

Like, Bon Jurrrr, dood!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 02, 2016 11:24 PM (McRlu)

80 77 What's next?
Hobo-dino pr0n?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:23 PM (ZCTRJ)


[quickly registers some domains...]

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 02, 2016 11:24 PM (pAlYe)

81 "Dammit man! Why didn't you identify yourself?

Really sorry about that...



Nah, just joshing. I haven't had a pizza delivered in years. Asheville Pizza is about three blocks away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

We don't deliver to the other side of the river. (Heh, that rhymes!)

Or to Pisgah View, or Deaver View apartments. Which I am sure you understand why.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:24 PM (9ltS8)

82 I want 5% gross for that Maet!! "D

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:25 PM (ZCTRJ)

83 71 so Obama has authorized boots on the ground in the ISIS?


hmmm


bigger question is if Obama will be off the prompter in 2017?

his unscripted coments make Jimmy Carter and Cora Segal look only half stoopid
Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (YfWEn)

You could never make that barnyard creature half of anything

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:25 PM (voOPb)

84 70 Parents: You've got empty containers all over your room. Your stains are gone, your whites are whiter than white, and you haven't had static cling for months! Who taught you this?!!

Kid: I learned it from you!
Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (MQEz6)

Good one.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:25 PM (0mRoj)

85 I suggested that she eat more red meat and liver,..
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More irony from Seamus.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 02, 2016 11:25 PM (9mTYi)

86 I saw a Key and Peele clip where a flamingly gay person was being vulgar towards a co-worker and calling him a hater when he was grossed out. Bet the SJWs flipped over that one because it wasn't the suckup they are used to.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale SA at May 02, 2016 11:25 PM (hVdx9)

87 76 If you wanted to set up a situation where regular law-abiding citizens began to consider law enforcement "the enemy," then civil forfeiture (and the inevitable abuse thereof) would be a damn good place to start.
Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:23 PM (s5o+q)

Supposedly law enforcement takes more per year in civil asset forfeiture than all theft.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:26 PM (0mRoj)

88 "I generally tip $10 for a large pizza delivered. Too much?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill"

Dunno about you're area and how far they have to go. Average is 4 or 5 bucks. Occasionally I'll get a 10, 15 or even 20 tip. Our farthest deliveries can be a 15 mile round trip though.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:26 PM (9ltS8)

89 Or to Pisgah View, or Deaver View apartments. Which I am sure you understand why.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
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I'll bet that you could get some good soap deals there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 02, 2016 11:26 PM (9mTYi)

90 I'd delivered to the same address before. I
recognized it when it came up on the dispatch computer. He didn't tip me
then either.

Next time I'm taking the long way to get to his house.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:22 PM (9ltS


Next time, deliver his pizza upside down.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 02, 2016 11:27 PM (JO9+V)

91 >>>-- from a paper by Professor Heather Tapley of the University of Victoria. Also reason #22 why snuffing hobos is both necessary and fun.

-----
That's one fvcked up bitch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:27 PM (voOPb)

92 Kate Upton and Key & Peele are overrated. I look forward to the day when I hear about all of them less.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at May 02, 2016 11:27 PM (F6RKd)

93 I've had issues with Magpie's at my house, so I might have taken a few shots at them with the pellet gun and I might have hit one or two, and then I might have hung one of them from the back porch as a warning to the others. In any case, they seem to stay away from my back yard now.

After seeing that Raven, I'm beginning to wonder how close a Magpie is to a Raven bird-brain-wise, and I'm also beginning to wonder if I have to arm myself when I go out to the backyard now...


Posted by: Last at May 02, 2016 11:27 PM (8HiDF)

94 I've worked in a bovine slaughter house.

The only meat I stopped eating was liver.


I used to love liver and onions before that


Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:27 PM (YfWEn)

95 94 I've worked in a bovine slaughter house.

The only meat I stopped eating was liver.


I used to love liver and onions before that


Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:27 PM (YfWEn)

Liver is gnarly.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:28 PM (0mRoj)

96 Tilikum, sacred cows make the best hamburger.

And Asheville, the next time that guy orders pizza:

"hey, this ain't sausage!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:28 PM (ntObR)

97
87 76 If you wanted to set up a situation where regular law-abiding citizens began to consider law enforcement "the enemy," then civil forfeiture (and the inevitable abuse thereof) would be a damn good place to start.
Posted by: filbert at May 02, 2016 11:23 PM (s5o+q)

Supposedly law enforcement takes more per year in civil asset forfeiture than all theft.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:26 PM (0mRoj)

The Courts get a piece of the action, too.

Ain't nobody gonna mess widdit, yo.

Too much green.

Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:29 PM (MQEz6)

98 commercials on tv today make me so fucking mad. who makes these pieces of shit? pre schoolers?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 02, 2016 11:29 PM (ucDmr)

99 Perhaps he'll order pizza again, and you'll be delivering.

Heh, heh, heh.


Recall someone's definition of 'organic' earlier...

Posted by: t-bird at May 02, 2016 11:30 PM (RrDm2)

100 77 What's next?
Hobo-dino pr0n?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:23 PM (ZCTRJ)

T. Rex must have had a hell of a time fapping with those arms.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

101 >>>My superpowers are limited.


No puns?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (voOPb)

102 "I'll bet that you could get some good soap deals there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

I'll bet.

I'm worn out. Working two jobs is for the birds. Off to bed.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (9ltS8)

103 If you don't want to spring for the delivery charge and the tip, then go get it your own damn self. I'm cheap and a small tipper, but won't totally stiff a delivery driver if I'm too lazy to go get it myself.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (JO9+V)

104 The lush fecund jungle grudgingly gave way to a small clearing. Shawna paused and peered out from under a broad leaf dwarf tree, her brown eyes intently looking for any movement inside that gap in the forest. Small bright colored birds cruise idly overhead, little winged shapes against the blue sky. Her hearing and sense of smell were also trying to discover anything amiss when her nostrils flared. There was no mistaking that musky odor, the scent of a male dinosaur in heat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (ZCTRJ)

105 Hey cooth.

Check your email.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (rlfds)

106 Yikes 5? My doctor yells at me if I go under 10.

Posted by: Lauren at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (pEHSp)

107 Okay, the invention of Klingonese, the theft of soap,and an academic paper on hobos?

Great spoof, or I'm living in a crazy world!

Posted by: PJ at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (cHuNI)

108 "Dunno about you're area and how far they have to go."


Oh, about 3 miles straight, 6 round trip. They're burning their gas, putting miles on their vehicle, and, like you, I know some assholes are stiffing them so I up it to try to make up for it.

Besides, it's worth the convenience to me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:32 PM (SSMMJ)

109 More irony from Seamus.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,


****

Well, it was Ferrous Bueller's day off.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 02, 2016 11:32 PM (mvenn)

110 When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the school was so spooked it called the Los Angeles Police Department. Both the police and the university's Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime.

I guess the LAPD has murders, assaults, car theft, burglary, home invasion robberies, rapes, and drug dealing all eliminated so they have lots of time and manpower to deal with this shit.

If not, then LAPD commissioner Steve Soboroff should be fired for not telling Loyola "we don't have the time or manpower for this petty shit"

Posted by: kbdabear at May 02, 2016 11:33 PM (GwWIs)

111 Here we go.
Key and Peele-Office Homophobe
http://preview.tinyurl.com/m4bctlh

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale SA at May 02, 2016 11:33 PM (hVdx9)

112 Hello, Horde.

Can't say today has been a great one. I had to make a trip to the ER due to chest pain and out of control blood pressure and glucose (Yes, I've been taking my meds and exercising). Thankfully, my heart is still looking good. Not sure what's causing it, though, so I'll bring it up on my next visit to the cardiologist.

Just before that, one of the employees decided to come tell me -- while I'm on the air -- that they have no confidence in me as a program director, and told me all the artists and songs they won't play because they just don't like them.

Tomorrow will be a hoot.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 02, 2016 11:34 PM (rJUlF)

113 These puns have me seeing red!

Posted by: Lauren at May 02, 2016 11:34 PM (pEHSp)

114 The lush fecund jungle grudgingly gave way to a small clearing. Shawna paused and peered out from under a broad leaf dwarf tree, her brown eyes intently looking for any movement inside that gap in the forest. Small bright colored birds cruise idly overhead, little winged shapes against the blue sky. Her hearing and sense of smell were also trying to discover anything amiss when her nostrils flared. There was no mistaking that musky odor, the scent of a male dinosaur in heat.


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T FINISH THAT!!!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 02, 2016 11:34 PM (hVdx9)

115
T. Rex must have had a hell of a time fapping with those arms.
Posted by: Josephistan


We got it on. Banged a gong.

Posted by: T. Rex at May 02, 2016 11:34 PM (k4M/B)

116 BOOM!

That was a loud thunder.

Posted by: rickl at May 02, 2016 11:35 PM (sdi6R)

117 Supposedly law enforcement takes more per year in civil asset forfeiture than all theft.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:26 PM (0mRoj)

The Courts get a piece of the action, too.

Ain't nobody gonna mess widdit, yo.

Too much green.
Posted by: eman at May 02, 2016 11:29 PM (MQEz6)

I've heard some states are trying to bring reform but yeah, generally speaking no government entity wants to give up any tool by which it can fleece the citizenry.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:35 PM (0mRoj)

118 I'm so damn tired of these liberal morons. I'm ready for the rapture.

Posted by: John Constantine at May 02, 2016 11:35 PM (DdtyX)

119 *waves to Anna*

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:35 PM (rlfds)

120 Mother had read (on the internet) that iron was bad

She may want to read the rest of the internet and use her freaking brain.

Posted by: t-bird at May 02, 2016 11:36 PM (RrDm2)

121 After seeing that Raven, I'm beginning to wonder how close a Magpie is to a Raven bird-brain-wise, and I'm also beginning to wonder if I have to arm myself when I go out to the backyard now...


Posted by: Last at May 02, 2016 11:27 PM (8HiDF)


Magpies are smart, too. But ravens are very long-lived, compared to other birds. So they can accumulate wisdom. It's interesting to walk in the woods where there are ravens, and hear their vocalizations. It's not hard to believe they have a language of some sort.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 02, 2016 11:36 PM (D+JzI)

122 "There was no mistaking that musky odor, the scent of a male dinosaur in heat."


o_o

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:36 PM (SSMMJ)

123 "Oh, about 3 miles straight, 6 round trip. They're
burning their gas, putting miles on their vehicle, and, like you, I know
some assholes are stiffing them so I up it to try to make up for it.



Besides, it's worth the convenience to me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill"

We appreciate it. When on the road, we don't even get minimum wage. Just 5.20 + 5% of the order total (not including the delivery fee and taxes).

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 02, 2016 11:36 PM (9ltS8)

124 It's only a matter of time before states start mandating "yes means yes" not only in college disciplinary procedures, but in the criminal codes as well. Given the pace of cultural change on sex-related political questions, it's not unimaginable that opposition to affirmative consent will in itself be an extreme and marginalized view 10 years from now.

And we're supposed to fight the Russians and Chinese why again? Freedom? Pfffffffft

Posted by: kbdabear at May 02, 2016 11:36 PM (GwWIs)

125 Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 02, 2016 11:34 PM (rJUlF)

Sucks to be an adult baby sitter

Start feeling better!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 02, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

126 Just before that, one of the employees decided to come tell me -- while I'm on the air -- that they have no confidence in me as a program directo

***

I think we might have a lead on the problem here. Stress will cause angina. Take it from someone who knows.

I hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 02, 2016 11:37 PM (SEXy3)

127 *snickers*

So much fun to see how fast the Horde brain starts filling in the pieces or totally embellishing things so Rule 34 gets invoked.

*waves to SMFH*

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:37 PM (ZCTRJ)

128 >>>There was no mistaking that musky odor, the scent of a male dinosaur in heat.

Posted by: Anna Puma

Go on......

Posted by: Lena Dunham's Cooter at May 02, 2016 11:37 PM (AkIVs)

129 121 Mother had read (on the internet) that iron was bad

Some of the most unhealthy, sickliest-looking people I've ever met were hardcore vegetarian/health food fanatics.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:37 PM (0mRoj)

130 Posted by: Anna Puma
****

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T FINISH THAT!!!
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 02, 2016 11:34 PM (hVdx9)


Dunno, I see some Hugo Nomination potential.

The T-rex might have to become a xir, though.

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 02, 2016 11:38 PM (uURQL)

131 Check your email, Anna.

Got something that will put a smile on your face.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:38 PM (rlfds)

132 [To the barrel to think over what you have done]

Posted by: Chuck Tingle, author of Jungle Raptor Butt Invasion In My Butt at May 02, 2016 11:38 PM (F6RKd)

133 If you are around Veggy's enough you can spot them easily.

Even the fat ones

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:38 PM (YfWEn)

134 Dinosaurs in heat!
Attack ravens!
Up next...Jim Fowler gets raped by a bear...and remember, when life gives to you up the ***, it's good to have Mutual Of Omaha by your side.

Posted by: Zombie Marlin Perkins at May 02, 2016 11:38 PM (rJUlF)

135 Monday Night #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727178057195220992

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727178226158587904

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727178397009371137

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727178545252823040

Posted by: kbdabear at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (GwWIs)

136 There's a barrel.

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (uURQL)

137 Thud

Posted by: Lauren at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (pEHSp)

138 Spill on isle 132.

Chuck, report to the Barrel immediately.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR)

139 Posted by: Chuck Tingle, author of Jungle Raptor Butt Invasion In My Butt at May 02, 2016 11:38 PM (F6RKd)


Holy shit, that's a barrelin'!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (0mRoj)

140 Oh yeah...

Your ass is mine.

Posted by: The Barrel at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (rlfds)

141 A male dinosaur in heat, Anna? Or a dykeosaur?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (D+JzI)

142
And we're supposed to fight the Russians and Chinese why again?

What's good for General Dynamics is good for the USA!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (k4M/B)

143 118 I'm so damn tired of these liberal morons. I'm ready for the rapture.
Posted by: John Constantine at May 02, 2016 11:35 PM (DdtyX)

Will the rupture do in place?

Posted by: Ted Tendentious at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (J3UIw)

144 Whoops!

Fine. Point me to the barrel.

Posted by: Chuck Tingle, author of Jungle Raptor Butt Invasion In My Butt at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (F6RKd)

145
I'm so confused by the hobo sexual article. Why do they assume all hobos are queer communists

Posted by: ThunderB at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (zOTsN)

146 Key and Peele steal material from me! All their vaj jokes? Mine!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (gwG9s)

147 Epic Copy-the-entire-blog fail!!!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (mvenn)

148 The saddest creature in the world is a T. Rex holding a "Free Hugs" sign.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (7qAYi)

149 Wild Kingdom sock off.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (rJUlF)

150 Chuck Tingle, please pick up The Barrel's White Courtesy Phone

Posted by: kbdabear at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (GwWIs)

151 132,

thanks for the review, does the barrel still smell like raccoon sex?

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (YfWEn)

152 Oh yeah... Your ass is mine.

Bet folks didn't know the Barrel is a fan of "Bad"-era Michael Jackson...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (ntObR)

153 "Why do they assume all hobos are queer communists"

Don't we all?

Posted by: Lauren at May 02, 2016 11:40 PM (pEHSp)

154 Oh yeah...

Your ass is mine.
Posted by: The Barrel at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (rlfds)



Next Chuck Tingle work:
Pounded in the Butt by a Hattened Barrel

Love is Real.

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 02, 2016 11:41 PM (uURQL)

155 "Just before that, one of the employees decided to come tell me -- while I'm on the air -- that they have no confidence in me as a program director"


Sorry to hear about the day. Hopefully tomorrow is a wee bit better.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:41 PM (SSMMJ)

156 No...

The saddest creature is Chuck Tingle.

Say bye-bye to him, because he's going to be...occupied.

Posted by: The Barrel at May 02, 2016 11:41 PM (rlfds)

157 Just found out, the Sprouts near me sells USDA prime beef.

Gonna have me a prime NY strip by the end of the week, yum. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

158 Gotta go. Stay cool y'all.


Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 02, 2016 11:41 PM (mvenn)

159 154 Oh yeah...

Your ass is mine.
Posted by: The Barrel at May 02, 2016 11:39 PM (rlfds)


Next Chuck Tingle work:
Pounded in the Butt by a Hattened Barrel

Love is Real.
Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 02, 2016 11:41 PM (uURQL)

Love Wins. Good and hard.

Posted by: The Barrel at May 02, 2016 11:42 PM (0mRoj)

160 Nah, the dykeosaur is what ruins everything in the end...

Scientific name - lakanookie dykeosaur

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:42 PM (ZCTRJ)

161 so the stoopid mom can't Bing 'low iron' and think for herself?

we have so much info readily available and stoopids are all around us

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:42 PM (YfWEn)

162 There actually is a nice collection of classic Playboy pron at the Barrel, but all the pages are stuck together.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:42 PM (ntObR)

163 Monday Night #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics, Part 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727178706209263617

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727178868075859969

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727179010636029953

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727179220783255553

Posted by: kbdabear at May 02, 2016 11:43 PM (GwWIs)

164 160 Nah, the dykeosaur is what ruins everything in the end...

Scientific name - lakanookie dykeosaur
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:42 PM (ZCTRJ)

American Indian? Who knew?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:43 PM (0mRoj)

165 NDH,

You're right, of course.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 02, 2016 11:44 PM (rJUlF)

166 so the stoopid mom can't Bing 'low iron' and think for herself?

we have so much info readily available and stoopids are all around us

Posted by: jake
****

People believe what they want to. Facts shmacts.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 02, 2016 11:44 PM (hVdx9)

167 Scientific name - lakanookie dykeosaur

Last known habitat: Isle of Lesbos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:44 PM (ntObR)

168 Posted by: Chuck Tingle, author of Jungle Raptor Butt Invasion In My Butt at May 02, 2016 11:38 PM (F6RKd)

Thanks for quoting me Chuck...wait nevermind, you quoted EVERYBODY!

Hear it...The Barrel is calling.

Posted by: Farmer at May 02, 2016 11:44 PM (PzqA/)

169 Captain, I hope you went all Al Swearengen on that insolent, insubordinate cocksucker.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:45 PM (0mRoj)

170 128 >>>There was no mistaking that musky odor, the scent of a male dinosaur in heat.

Posted by: Anna Puma

Go on......

Posted by: Lena Dunham's Cooter at May 02, 2016 11:37 PM (AkIVs)


Raptor? or Raper?

Posted by: Don Q. at May 02, 2016 11:45 PM (qf6WZ)

171 Chuck Tingle is a porn name.

Isn't it?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:45 PM (rlfds)

172 Nah, the dykeosaur is what ruins everything in the end...

Scientific name - lakanookie dykeosaur
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:42 PM (ZCTRJ)

American Indian? Who knew?

Posted by: Insomniac
****

Met a guy who I thought had an Indian girlfriend.
He kept calling her A Rappa Ho.
Turns out she was into music.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 02, 2016 11:45 PM (hVdx9)

173 "American Indian? Who knew?"



The Indians and dinosaurs discovered America, so, only makes sense.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:45 PM (SSMMJ)

174

IN the hobo Dino porn, are they communists? Are they discussing the class system while smooshing

Posted by: ThunderB at May 02, 2016 11:46 PM (zOTsN)

175 so the stoopid mom can't Bing 'low iron' and think for herself?

we have so much info readily available and stoopids are all around us
Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:42 PM (YfWEn)


"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness"

And with posting references to Dickens & to dinosaurs masturbating, my work here is done. Good night, Horde.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (7qAYi)

176 Stop using the word gender. The concept of gender is physiological and completely subjective. There can as many genders as the mind imagines.

There are only two sexes which identifies whether a person is man or woman. Using the word gender is a Trojan horse and ceding the argument. This is language corrupting thought.

I will quickly prove there are three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. There, three traditionally recognized genders.

Posted by: Sharpkeys at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (BYA+X)

177 The Indians and dinosaurs discovered America, so, only makes sense.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:45 PM (SSMMJ)

---

Yeah.

We rode those motherfuckers HARD.

Posted by: The Apache at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (rlfds)

178 174

IN the hobo Dino porn, are they communists? Are they discussing the class system while smooshing
Posted by: ThunderB at May 02, 2016 11:46 PM (zOTsN)

They bone as directed by the Party. First to stop get thrown in the tar pits.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (0mRoj)

179 Big scandal on-going in Alberta. A local restaurant chain, Earl's (comparable Fapplebees in market sector) is promoting that they use only "humanely-raised" hormone-free beef. Sourced from Creekstone Farms in Kansas.


Beef-raising is a huge industry in Alberta. For a local company to scorn locally-produced beef in favor of imported beef is a big slap in the face to their customer base.


And Creekstone Farms is a wholly halal producer. All their beef is slaughtered by muslims, and the magic words said over the critters as they bleed out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (D+JzI)

180 And with posting references to Dickens & to dinosaurs masturbating, my work here is done. Good night, Horde.
Posted by: Josephistan at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (7qAYi)

---

*golfclap*

Posted by: The Apache at May 02, 2016 11:48 PM (rlfds)

181 " Captain, I hope you went all Al Swearengen on that insolent, insubordinate cocksucker."


Cocksucka!

Posted by: Mr. Wu at May 02, 2016 11:48 PM (SSMMJ)

182 Wouldn't the female be in heat and not the male? The logistics seem iffy too

Posted by: ThunderB at May 02, 2016 11:49 PM (zOTsN)

183 AOP, there's a new growing chain of gyro and middle eastern semi-fast-food restaurants here in SoCal, in fact they just opened a location in Long Beach and opened one in Huntington Beach a few months ago.

They're called... The Halal Guys.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)

184 So you're saying Earl's just announced they want to go out of business?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 02, 2016 11:49 PM (T/cxb)

185 52 Hiya cthulhu!

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 02, 2016 11:16 PM (uURQL)



Hiya, back!!! How's the kittens?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 02, 2016 11:49 PM (EzgxV)

186 Tilikum is making me ponder some rum and finishing what I started to write...

Keep up with those puns you misguided orca and see what flows from the keyboard.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:50 PM (ZCTRJ)

187 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (D+JzI)

-----

Heh.

Posted by: Texas Longhorn at May 02, 2016 11:50 PM (rlfds)

188 Wouldn't the female be in heat and not the male? The logistics seem iffy too

Posted by: ThunderB
****
STOP ENCOURAGING HER!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 02, 2016 11:50 PM (hVdx9)

189 Evening, overnightlies!

How the Muskogee County, OK Police Department Tried to Steal $53,000 From a Christian Band

1. Don't we all know that this kind of "civil forfeiture" of large amounts of cash is a widespread problem? Alas, dear old Oklahoma is (obviously) not immune to the syndrome.

2. Would never have made the news if it wasn't the "church fundraising" angle; seems t'me they're actually kinda lucky it was cops got their big bag of cash, and not some genuine thieves where there would be no use complaining or hope of recovery.

3. My Blog Heap o'Links page noted that the cops had agreed to return the cash, 'way, 'way back on April 25, and, as the linked article notes, I commented "Folks whose stories didn't go viral, not so lucky."

4. However, as Heap o'Linked Apr 28, Oklahomans whose assets are unjustly seized through the civil asset forfeiture process can recover their attorney fees under a new state law. Gov. Mary Fallin ...signed legislation ...that allows for the recovery of attorney fees in forfeiture cases... - not a complete repudiation of the guilty-until-proven-innocent practice, but encouragement to sue for recovery is a step.

KFOR / AP
http://bit.ly/1rPJBRi

5. The dope financial manager who didn't know how to bank the cash is named "Eh Wah" -- could be a Moron sock!

Posted by: mindful webworker - eh? wha? blog heap o'links? at May 02, 2016 11:50 PM (5a8XA)

190 Ricardo,

Yeah, there's nothing like having someone who has never held his position at any station ever tell me that I suck, because he was a big-deal big-city DJ at one time.

Makes me want to borrow some of Alex the Chick's raptors.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 02, 2016 11:50 PM (rJUlF)

191 Evening horde.

Draw your gun prepare to use it. Damn shame about the Good Samaritan.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 02, 2016 11:51 PM (hlMPp)

192 @179 ... If the beef is slaughtered in KS, any magic words uttered are in Espanol.

Don't know if there are any soccer fans here who catch the games on Saturday morning, but something amazing happened in the English Premier League -- Leicester City just won the title.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 02, 2016 11:51 PM (J+n2j)

193 And the rest of the Horde is taking way too seriously something I wrote on a quick whim...

Geez. And the scary thing is, that flash fiction is still probably 100x better than "If you were a dinosaur"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:51 PM (ZCTRJ)

194 And in the hobo Dino couplings, wouldn't it always have to be male human to female Dino. For, well, surviving said coupling. And if that were the case, male human to female Dino, wouldn't it be like a bic pen in a whales mouth.

Posted by: ThunderB at May 02, 2016 11:51 PM (zOTsN)

195 CW,

Everything check out ok today?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 02, 2016 11:51 PM (hlMPp)

196 They're called... The Halal Guys.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)


I'd sooner eat wholeowl than halal. At least you ain't getting the dedication to Satan with your meal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 02, 2016 11:52 PM (D+JzI)

197 And Creekstone Farms is a wholly halal producer. All their beef is slaughtered by muslims, and the magic words said over the critters as they bleed out.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM

Let us know when Earl's goes out of business, idiots. And how many in Alberta care that their beef is halal?

Posted by: Farmer at May 02, 2016 11:52 PM (PzqA/)

198 Is it just me, or were there an *awful lot* of stories on the news about churches that just happened to catch fire yesterday? One in NYC burned, one in SoCal burned...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)

199 "because he was a big-deal big-city DJ at one time. "


And he's not now? Hmmm.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:52 PM (SSMMJ)

200 Makes me want to borrow some of Alex the Chick's raptors.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 02, 2016 11:50 PM (rJUlF)


I know a guy who knows a guy who can get you an unregistered Mexican eagle. Contact me offline.

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 02, 2016 11:53 PM (pAlYe)

201 Wouldn't the female be in heat and not the male?

Yeah, I thought males were "in rut".

Posted by: t-bird at May 02, 2016 11:53 PM (RrDm2)

202 AOP, actually OCWeekly did a story on the guy bankrolling The Halal Guys and their store openings.

He said he's a born-again Christian, among other things.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:53 PM (ntObR)

203 They've got a "Halal Guys" in Houston, too. Media played 'em up big when they opened.

I just hope some Texas Air National Guard pilot has their enhanced GPS coordinates.

Just. In. Case.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 02, 2016 11:53 PM (McRlu)

204 I will quickly prove there are three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. There, three traditionally recognized genders.

Posted by: Sharpkeys at May 02, 2016 11:47 PM (BYA+X)


I agree.


Going further, gender is a function of language, and exists to describe things based on apparent biological sex (where observable), or lack thereof (for non-living or unknown things). There's nothing spiritual or mystical about it, and the idea that a soul of one sex can be born into the wrong body is an inherently religious idea since it pertains to souls. Making laws based on their cult dogmas is a clear and flagrant violation of the separation of church and state.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 02, 2016 11:54 PM (HalrA)

205 Amazing what getting a fuckton of grandbaby pics will do to cheer a person up.

It helps also when you tell your daughter, the wonderful mother of said grandbabies, that she will leak pictures of mom's prepubescent pic of her getting her tongue ring stuck on a can tab if she does not cease and desist with the disappearing snapchat photos and videos and stick with email.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:54 PM (rlfds)

206 I mean the whole thing sounds so unsatisfying on so many levels. Literally

Posted by: ThunderB at May 02, 2016 11:54 PM (zOTsN)

207 So you're saying Earl's just announced they want to go out of business?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 02, 2016 11:49 PM (T/cxb)


Would appear to be so. But they locate in cities, so there are always enough LIV's to keep them going.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 02, 2016 11:54 PM (D+JzI)

208 SMFH, the pictures are totes adorable. Thanks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (ZCTRJ)

209 "They don't demonize whole sections of the population [except those in 'flyover']," added [Andrew] Sullivan. "They don't discriminate on the basis of people's religion [except Christians who don't accept abortion]. They don't claim they're actually going to round up 11 million human beings [but they do believe they can round-up 300 million guns]."

Posted by: Harold Stassen at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (e8kgV)

210 "So you're saying Earl's just announced they want to go out of business?"

It is strange. Obvious as Hell. Be like Texas Land and Cattle, a local steak chain, proudly announcing they were proudly serving Argentine beef.


WTF?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (SSMMJ)

211 Here's the story on the Halal Guys bankroller...

"Paul Tran Helped to Bring the Halal Guys to Southern California"

http://tinyurl.com/ht4a92m

Money quote:

"Despite global aspirations, Tran has always been a local boy. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, his family moved to Santa Ana when he was 7, and he graduated from Saddleback High School. Now 33, Tran lives in Irvine with his wife and two young kids. As a devout Christian, he devotes much of his free time to Operation Christmas Child, preparing and packing shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and personal items to send to children in developing nations. He says it is one of his family's most important priorities. "We put together 600 boxes last year, and this year, we're going to try to double that," Tran says proudly."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (ntObR)

212 how many in Alberta know what halal is?


Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (YfWEn)

213 As a Catholic, I'm not really clear on our gender position. I leave it up to Frances, er, Francis to decide through the Marxist dialectic.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (J+n2j)

214 Tilikum is making me ponder some rum and finishing what I started to write...

Keep up with those puns you misguided orca and see what flows from the keyboard.


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

That joke is partially based on a real incident.
My dad and some co-workers were listening to a bug they had installed in a suspect's home. One of the LE agents was a Native American. He kept referring to one of the suspects as a sailor.
Finally, they asked him why he kept calling the guy a sailor. Dead serious he replied- because he keeps saying Yo Ho.
After the laughing stopped he was educated on the slang term.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 02, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

215 Captain, next time the asshole comes in just bust out some Captain Sensible on him.

Posted by: Lauren at May 02, 2016 11:56 PM (pEHSp)

216 Anna,

The first pic is of mommy (circa 1994) and daughter (2016).

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:56 PM (rlfds)

217 latters...

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:58 PM (YfWEn)

218
And Creekstone Farms is a wholly halal producer. All their beef is slaughtered by muslims, and the magic words said over the critters as they bleed out.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


"Aloha Admiral Ackbar?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 02, 2016 11:58 PM (k4M/B)

219 *flips through some of the Met Gala pictures*

Sarah Jessica skipped the flaming headdress look this year. Madonna apparently thought SM Game of Thrones would be the hawt look. Selena Gomez looks like she is playing hooky from high school...

Just fashion disaster everywhere.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 02, 2016 11:58 PM (ZCTRJ)

220 55 Howdy, y'all!!!


Posted by: cthulhu

Whaddya mean by that!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 02, 2016 11:17 PM (+1T7c)



This reminds me of two guys who were driving around in awe of the "catchy" Native American names of cities in East Coast states. So, they find themselves in Punxsutawney, excitedly park their car at a fast-food place, run inside and demand of the clerk: "It's worth $5 to us to hear you say the name of this place slowly and clearly."



The clerk looks confused for a second, then says, "Burrr-gerrrr Kinggggg."



I meant, "howdy, y'all!!!"

Posted by: cthulhu at May 02, 2016 11:59 PM (EzgxV)

221 Did I mention that today is Tax Freedom Day? Your take-home pay begins now...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 02, 2016 11:59 PM (9mTYi)

222 "because he keeps saying Yo Ho. "


"You ho?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 02, 2016 11:59 PM (SSMMJ)

223 how many in Alberta know what halal is?


Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (YfWEn)


Oh, I'm sure most of us do. Many may not know the whole story, though. Most people probably think "halal = foods muslims can eat" and don't know that halal slaughter requires the animal be bled to death, and that a prayer to allah be uttered as the critter croaks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:00 AM (D+JzI)

224 Is anyone using disk cloning software that they would recommend?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:00 AM (9mTYi)

225 Don't make the mistake of confusing Jesuit universities with Catholic ones.

Jesuits are rather embarrassed by Catholics. Exhibit A: Pope Frankie of course.

Since I graduated from a Jesuit school I feared Francis would be awful the second I heard about him. Like Obama, he has been even worse than I expected.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 12:01 AM (P8951)

226 If someone pulls a firearm. . .


Yep. That's a quote worth printing on a poster and hanging in the hallway.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 12:01 AM (QybHb)

227 Madonna looks like the worlds oldest hooker

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 12:01 AM (zOTsN)

228 Mike, are you talking making copies of CDs? Maybe this...

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

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

229 "because he keeps saying Yo Ho. "


"You ho?"



Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

Yo ho needs to bring us some food. Where is yo ho?
This was before such a slang term was widespread among the public.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 03, 2016 12:01 AM (hVdx9)

230 Mike, are you talking making copies of CDs? Maybe this...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exact_Audio_Copy
Posted by: qdpsteve
--------------

No. Hard disk cloning

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:02 AM (9mTYi)

231 221 Did I mention that today is Tax Freedom Day? Your take-home pay begins now...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 02, 2016 11:59 PM (9mTYi)

Bernie 2016. Make the mid-summer memorable.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:02 AM (hlMPp)

232 I could not read that hobosexual treatise thing. I tried, but my mind just couldn't read that gobblydegook past the first sentence.

No wonder so much bullshit gets through all the supposed filters. No one can actually read it.

Now ponder the sort of mind, the sort of person who can routinely crank out verbiage like that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 03, 2016 12:03 AM (DW+jj)

233 Oh some of us know what halal means, quite well, AOP.

And yeah, fuck that noise.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:03 AM (rlfds)

234 227 Madonna looks like the worlds oldest hooker
Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 12:01 AM (zOTsN)

She isn't, but she's damn close

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 12:03 AM (voOPb)

235 Is anyone using disk cloning software that they would recommend?

Posted by: Mike Hammer
****

Oy. Time for bed. I read the word disk without the "s".
Had to read it again.
Goodnight all.
Anna, fire up the dino-porn. I am out.

Goodnight all and try not to shoot each other's eyes out.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale GO at May 03, 2016 12:03 AM (hVdx9)

236 Is anyone using disk cloning software that they would recommend?

I just use dd when I need an exact copy of a hard disk.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 03, 2016 12:04 AM (T/cxb)

237 Nite morons
Be well,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 12:04 AM (voOPb)

238 Michael Jackson

Whitney Houston

Natalie Cole

David Bowie

Prince

If I was Madonna, I'd be a just a tad concerned.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (rlfds)

239 Blanco, in DOS?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)

240 198 Is it just me, or were there an *awful lot* of stories on the news about churches that just happened to catch fire yesterday? One in NYC burned, one in SoCal burned...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 02, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)

I know it was May Day, but I'm sure peaceful Commies wouldn't think of burning down churches...

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (P8951)

241 RE: The guy who got all his cash seized by the cops. How'd it get from
"Broken Taillight" to them finding the money? The article leaves out all
the in-between steps.

Most likely they asked to search the car, and like a dumbshit, he said "Yes". Never, ever do that.


It doesn't really matter. If you say no, they'll bring in a drug sniffing dog, which they have the right to do before releasing you. The dog will "alert" on command and they've got "probable cause". It happens all the time. Really, what else do you expect when the agency that receives a significant portion of it's funding from civil asset forfeiture is also in charge of seizing the assets in the first place?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (N8hFs)

242 Niters MH.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (rlfds)

243 Male elephants go into musth. Green stuff oozes out behind their ears and they get very tetchy and rambunctious.

Perhaps it was the same or similar for dinos?

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (JO9+V)

244 Bernie 2016. Make the mid-summer memorable.

He'll make it coincide with Labor Day. So will Hillary, but at least she'll lie about it.

Posted by: t-bird at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (RrDm2)

245 The language in that hobosexual article --- yeah, that's typical of "queer studies." Barely decipherable blather on a subject no serious society would consider worthy of academic attention.

But we are no longer a serious society and the stench of "high" culture is getting harder and harder to ignore.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (T/5A0)

246 Donna, was thinking the same thing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)

247 Thanks for the clarification there SMFH.

I best forgo any urge to continue that flash fiction. Stick to what I need to finish writing. I really don't want to be known for hobo-dino pr0n even if it allows me to buy for cash a 4,000 sq ft house and a Porsche in the semi-detached garage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 12:06 AM (ZCTRJ)

248 No, they brought out a drug dog to fabricate probable cause to search his car. The details are in the WaPo article.

See? I was right. I should have read on before commenting.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 03, 2016 12:06 AM (N8hFs)

249 Hey, I've been "in rut" since puberty I believe.

It's like the hysterical mother who found the nudie cutie magazine under her teenage son's mattress. She went running to a psychiatrist, having a fit about what to do, her son was going to be some pervert.

The doc said, "Don't worry ma'am, it' just a phase he'll be going through....[whispering under his breath] for the rest of his life."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 03, 2016 12:06 AM (DW+jj)

250 Blanco, in DOS?

Nope. Sorry, got nothing for that.

Heard good things about clonezilla, but never needed to use it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 03, 2016 12:06 AM (T/cxb)

251 245
The language in that hobosexual article --- yeah, that's typical of
"queer studies." Barely decipherable blather on a subject no serious
society would consider worthy of academic attention.



But we are no longer a serious society and the stench of "high" culture is getting harder and harder to ignore.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 03, 2016 12:05 AM (T/5A0)


Yeah. Classic Orwellian Newspeak.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 03, 2016 12:07 AM (HalrA)

252 lol Anna.

I have to agree with you there.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:07 AM (rlfds)

253 Hasta, MH.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:07 AM (SSMMJ)

254 209 "They don't demonize whole sections of the population [except those in 'flyover']," added [Andrew] Sullivan. "They don't discriminate on the basis of people's religion [except Christians who don't accept abortion]. They don't claim they're actually going to round up 11 million human beings [but they do believe they can round-up 300 million guns]."
Posted by: Harold Stassen at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (e8kgV)

If you can't enforce a law against 11 million there is no way you can enforce it against 300. If you can enforce a law against 300 million, you can enforce it against 11.

Posted by: Ted Tendentious at May 03, 2016 12:07 AM (J3UIw)

255 105 Hey cooth.

Check your email.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:31 PM (rlfds)



Much adorableness. The shot with apple is a standout. Who's the other kid in 2237?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:08 AM (EzgxV)

256 209 "They don't demonize whole sections of the population [except those in 'flyover']," added [Andrew] Sullivan. "They don't discriminate on the basis of people's religion [except Christians who don't accept abortion]. They don't claim they're actually going to round up 11 million human beings [but they do believe they can round-up 300 million guns]."
Posted by: Harold Stassen at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM (e8kgV)

I liked Andrew Sullivan a lot more when he was silent.

Randy Andy, since you're mouthing off again, care to debate your fellow Brit queer Milo Y? Somehow, I doubt that will ever take place.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 12:08 AM (P8951)

257 Good night, all.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 12:10 AM (P8951)

258 I best forgo any urge to continue that flash fiction. Stick to what I
need to finish writing. I really don't want to be known for hobo-dino
pr0n even if it allows me to buy for cash a 4,000 sq ft house and a
Porsche in the semi-detached garage.


You're just avoiding writing the graphic sex scenes where the hobo's body gets ripped asunder by the amorous dino.

Which is probably a good thing to avoid.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 03, 2016 12:10 AM (T/cxb)

259 "eally, what else do you expect when the agency that receives a significant portion of it's funding from civil asset forfeiture is also in charge of seizing the assets in the first place?"



Mexico. You get a uniform and a base salary and the authority to appropriate the rest for yourself.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:10 AM (SSMMJ)

260 199 Ricardo,

Yep. He and a bunch of other people were downsized when the station he worked at flipped formats.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:10 AM (rJUlF)

261 112 Hello, Horde.

Can't say today has been a great one. I had to make a trip to the ER due to chest pain and out of control blood pressure and glucose (Yes, I've been taking my meds and exercising). Thankfully, my heart is still looking good. Not sure what's causing it, though, so I'll bring it up on my next visit to the cardiologist.

Just before that, one of the employees decided to come tell me -- while I'm on the air -- that they have no confidence in me as a program director, and told me all the artists and songs they won't play because they just don't like them.

Tomorrow will be a hoot.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 02, 2016 11:34 PM (rJUlF)



At least there will be a tomorrow. After that, "constructive criticism" from Sergeant Dickbrain fades in importance.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:11 AM (EzgxV)

262 That is Raven (circa 1994) and Jackie (2016)...daughter and grandbaby.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:11 AM (rlfds)

263
Mexico. You get a uniform and a base salary and the authority to appropriate the rest for yourself.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Sort of like working for tips.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 03, 2016 12:12 AM (k4M/B)

264 Always remember, we don't need no steeenkeen badges.

Posted by: Federali at May 03, 2016 12:13 AM (DW+jj)

265 At least there will be a tomorrow. After that, "constructive criticism" from Sergeant Dickbrain fades in importance.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:11 AM (EzgxV)

I work with that guy.

Posted by: Ted Tendentious at May 03, 2016 12:13 AM (J3UIw)

266 *types and deletes the one exposure to dino pr0n manga*

I need brain bleach now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 12:14 AM (ZCTRJ)

267 "Sort of like working for tips."


Sort of. Or like whatever you can extort out of traffic stops and street disruptions.


"How much you got on ya?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:15 AM (SSMMJ)

268
If a person was into hobo Dino porn, they just need to tag tigglypuff

Posted by: ThunderB at May 03, 2016 12:16 AM (zOTsN)

269 Captain Whitebread, I've always had a strong hunch that about half of the songs you hear all the time on rock/pop radio, are there because the DJs and PDs like them, *not* the listening audience.

Just one example: I'm so sick of hearing "I've Had the Time of my Life" from Dirty Dancing I could scream...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

270 205----"....getting her tongue ring stuck on a can tab...."
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 02, 2016 11:54 PM (rlfds)
-------------
Okay, that there is funny!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 03, 2016 12:17 AM (T/5A0)

271 Just one example: I'm so sick of hearing "I've Had the Time of my Life" from Dirty Dancing I could scream...

---

I hate that damn song.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:17 AM (rlfds)

272
The Ravens,

"They first trained the birds. . ."


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 12:18 AM (QybHb)

273 Is it just me, or were there an *awful lot* of stories on the news about
churches that just happened to catch fire yesterday? One in NYC burned,
one in SoCal burned...


Orthodox churches in Russia and Australia burned on their Easter too.

*spit* Lutherans.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 03, 2016 12:18 AM (N8hFs)

274 "I'm so sick of hearing "I've Had the Time of my Life" from Dirty Dancing I could scream..."

What stations you listening to?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:18 AM (SSMMJ)

275 SMFH, yup. But I think KOST here in SoCal *still* plays it at least three times a day...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

276 "Sergeant Dickbrain"
LOL!!!!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:19 AM (rJUlF)

277 Mike Hammer - get a kangaru we use em at work

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at May 03, 2016 12:20 AM (6hAG+)

278 Ricardo, I don't listen that much to rock/pop radio anymore, but when I do I hopscotch between (all SoCal stations):

JackFM, 93.1
KLOS, 95.5
The Sound, 100.3
KRTH, 101.1
KOST, 103.5

They're all so predictable that at this point I don't even mind listening to my 14-year-old nephew and his girlfriend's fave station, Amp FM 97.1, anymore; at least they're playing something new. And believe it or not, Justin Bieber has a halfway decent song out now called "Love Yourself."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

279 "I'm so sick of hearing "I've Had the Time of my Life" from Dirty Dancing I could scream..."

What stations you listening to?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:18 AM (SSMMJ)

Not mine.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:21 AM (rJUlF)

280 Just one example: I'm so sick of hearing "I've Had the Time of my Life" from Dirty Dancing I could scream...


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

Nobody, puts qdpsteve in the corner!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:22 AM (hlMPp)

281 Well, I was riding my new free motorcycle today. I gave up on putting the little 80 cc Honda engine into the old Greeves bike I got, because I had a visitor on Sunday, who came to buy some car parts. He's much more plugged into the classic bike scene than I am, and said that the Greeves, if I could find the right Villiers engine for it, could worth as much a five grand, and that Villiers engines aren't that hard to find.


So I put the refurbed Honda engine into the XR80 frame that had wheels on it. Got the rear brake unstuck, and the chain tension set. Made a mag cover for the engine by welding thin sheet steel to metal tubes for the attaching bolts to pass through. It's not airtight, but will keep splash and most dust out of it. Made a clutch handle. Welded up the busted shift lever. Freed up the front brake, and put a proper 12 mm bolt in as an axle, and made a required spacer for opposite the brake. Cleaned up a carb. Mounted the coil and hooked up the (minimal) wiring. Mounted an old garden tractor seat, lacking the right kind of seat. It works, sorta. Bolted a lawnmower fuel tank to the back edge of the seat, resting upon the rear fender.


Put fuel and oil in it. After a couple of false tries (bad spark plug, and air filter soggy with gasoline), I got it started, and set the idle. Hopped on, and did a few orbits of the yard. No front brake, because no brake handle, but rear brake works. Clutch works poorly, because wrong handle is stiff-acting. I will snag a pair of handles at a bike shop tomorrow. But it really runs quite well, and lugs me around, no problem. I am very happy with it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:22 AM (D+JzI)

282 There's also some flavorless MOR tunes from the band Chicago in the 1980s that KOST and KRTH *never* get tired of playing. Geezaloo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

283 And thanks for the ear worm.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:22 AM (hlMPp)

284 CIA Director John Brennan . . .




. . . is a suck ass who will say anything to keep his high paying government job.



I think I was going to post that yesterday or the day before and chicken out since that is only my opinion of a man I only know from news reports. It might be an act, a dis information campaign, but who is he dis informing if he is?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 03, 2016 12:23 AM (QybHb)

285 RWC, not if you don't want my stiletto in your neck, no. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

286 hi all
hobosexual
wtf?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 12:23 AM (uAvJJ)

287 Good night all.

Good luck Captain Whitebread, resist the urge to play any Weird Al songs okay?

Going to tackle some writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 12:23 AM (ZCTRJ)

288 That Key & Peele bit was pretty good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:23 AM (SSMMJ)

289 qdpsteve,

I could rant for quite awhile how much groups like iHeart and Cumulus have ruined radio, especially in the big cities.

I should try to de-stress, though.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:24 AM (rJUlF)

290 In other fun news, Politico is reporting that the first of November is going to bring double digit hikes in Obamacare.

Hardest hit? Democrats.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 03, 2016 12:24 AM (AHDxb)

291 Niters Anna

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:24 AM (rlfds)

292 Here in the Greenville, SC area, it's Rock 101, the Classic Rock station. Their playlist is long, but predictable, and I don't care. It's either that or country, and dammit, they need a classic country specialty now.

I cannot, cannot, take this new shit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 03, 2016 12:25 AM (DW+jj)

293 "And believe it or not, Justin Bieber has a halfway decent song out now called "Love Yourself."
Posted by: qdpsteve"

Man Card. Hand it over.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:25 AM (SSMMJ)

294 230 Mike, are you talking making copies of CDs? Maybe this...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exact_Audio_Copy
Posted by: qdpsteve
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No. Hard disk cloning

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:02 AM (9mTYi)



Are you asking for forensics reasons, or for everyday reasons? For forensics reasons requires flawless target disks so that data is not mapped to bad sectors.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

295 Captain, oh yeah. I'd guess they want to foist all the same songs on all the same cities.

OTOH it's weird... I *never* hear it on the radio when I'm in SoCal, but whenever I'm in Nevada (Vegas or Laughlin), I always-- at least once-- hear "Midnight Special" by CCR, somewhere, somehow.

I guess it was a hit there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:26 AM (ntObR)

296 Ricardo, I pick up my nephew and his GF from high school every day, and turn on Amp FM for them as a courtesy while they're whispering to each other in the back seat.

It's not my choice to hear that song, I swear! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

297 RWC, not if you don't want my stiletto in your neck, no. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

Been there, done that. Not a fan.

A vid was posted today on the FB group of a super hot Israeli gal kicking ass with Krav. Can't find it but damn she was good.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:28 AM (hlMPp)

298 RWC, oh yeah. I've read recently that if you want to learn Krav, you better be ready to get beaten up at leat a few times yourself. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:28 AM (ntObR)

299 262 That is Raven (circa 1994) and Jackie (2016)...daughter and grandbaby.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:11 AM (rlfds)



*shakes head* They grow up so fast.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

300 see you tomorrow

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 12:29 AM (uAvJJ)

301 @6

Cops are agents of the state.

They don't give a rip about you, me, the constitution or Justice.

They arbitrarily and capriciously enforce the statutes and laws of the stare and just want to close a case and move on.

In the burning times they cannot be counted on.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 12:29 AM (WVvzl)

302 Are you asking for forensics reasons, or for everyday reasons? For forensics reasons requires flawless target disks so that data is not mapped to bad sectors.
Posted by: cthulhu
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Everyday. PC is exhibiting odd behavior, want to clone as backup.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:29 AM (mxCgt)

303 "It's not my choice to hear that song, I swear! :-)"


I listen to modern rock and classic country. For me, pop and "bro" country" are vast gulfs of nothingness.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:29 AM (SSMMJ)

304 I started listening to a new station by accident. Seems to be some sort of light alternative; nothing abrasive, but sort of modern and nice.

LOL. It's a high school radio station. The DJ's never talk, and never say what songs they're playing. I approve.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 03, 2016 12:30 AM (AHDxb)

305 Some modern rock is actually not horrible.

I just a few days ago downloaded "Ho Hey" by the Lumineers. Not sure if that counts as rock or folk, though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:30 AM (ntObR)

306 No. Hard disk cloning

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:02 AM (9mTYi)


You might want to give Clonezilla a try. It's free open source. It has a little bit of a learning curve the first couple times you use it. But, not too bad.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 12:32 AM (KBjNt)

307 That they do, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 03, 2016 12:32 AM (rlfds)

308 Hiya, back!!! How's the kittens?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 02, 2016 11:49 PM (EzgxV)


Heh, you'll have to check with Polliwogette. Link in nic to her website, Knitn Kitten.

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 03, 2016 12:32 AM (1D4Ef)

309 A vid was posted today on the FB group of a super hot Israeli gal kicking ass with Krav. Can't find it but damn she was good.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:28 AM (hlMPp)

That's a guarantee. Still friends with an LGF buddy and her daughter is learning some South African style....basically Kraf with more long distance strikes. I went to her confirmation....I should have gave her more

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:33 AM (hlMPp)

310 shibumi, wish we had a station like that around my neighborhood in SoCal.

There's college campus stations, but all are either entirely taken over by professionals (such as CSULB's KKJZ and USC's KUSC), or prety much only available on the web (Long Beach City College's KLBC, CSULB's KSUL, and UC Irvine's KUCI).

On top of that, too many of the students are all trying to one-up each other on the hipster scale by playing lots of weird genre shit that no one else has ever heard of.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

311 OTOH it's weird... I *never* hear it on the radio when I'm in SoCal, but whenever I'm in Nevada (Vegas or Laughlin), I always-- at least once-- hear "Midnight Special" by CCR, somewhere, somehow.

I guess it was a hit there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:26 AM (ntObR)


There is a classic rock station, KCDX, Florence-Phoenix, that I listen to when in Arizona. They have a pretty long playlist, that changes periodically, and do a lot of B-sides and album cuts, and alternate takes the commercial oldies stations never touch. Also, no ads, none at all, and next to no spoken word stuff, save for their own promo every quarter-hour or so. They don't even read back the titles of songs played. You can get that off their website, and they also stream their audio. And, from time to time, they go off the air for hours or days at a time, and then pop back up. I don't know how they are funded. Beats me.


And Midnight Special? Look up the original by Leadbelly. He wrote it. And a lot of other standards, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:34 AM (D+JzI)

312 KUCI at UC Irvine actually has a *policy,* that it *will not play anything* that's appeared anywhere in the Top 40 for the past 70 years.

Their one exception: when they're fundraising... which may actually negate that policy quite often actually, now that I think about it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:34 AM (ntObR)

313 Hey AOP, you still here?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 03, 2016 12:35 AM (N8hFs)

314 Steve,

Back before the megacorps took over most of radio, there were songs you'd hear almost everywhere, but each station would also have songs that were regional hits that would get played, though a little less often.

I know through one person that works for one of the big radio groups that's not the case anymore, really. Playlists made at the station he worked at had to go through his program director, then get approved by a regional, then a national PD. Too much centralized controls sucks for radio just as badly as government...although, with radio, you can always turn it off...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:35 AM (rJUlF)

315 Hey AOP, you still here?
Posted by: Weirddave
------------

Don't listen to him AOP!
He's gonna try to trade you his Harley for the Honda.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:36 AM (mxCgt)

316 AOP, thanks, I'll look up KCDX. They sound a slight bit like The Sound, which at least *tries* to be a little original in their programming from time to time.

It would probably be ruined by now, but I kind of wish KMET was still around. Although along with it we'd all have to still hear what Jim Ladd thinks about everything political and otherwise, which would be guaranteed to drive us all insane. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

317 Hammer, you and AR meet up at the gun show?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:37 AM (SSMMJ)

318 302 Are you asking for forensics reasons, or for everyday reasons? For forensics reasons requires flawless target disks so that data is not mapped to bad sectors.
Posted by: cthulhu
---

Everyday. PC is exhibiting odd behavior, want to clone as backup.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:29 AM (mxCgt)




In like situations, I've used regular "copy" because I could prioritize the types of data I wanted to snag. For instance -- half the shit in your /windows/programs is obsolete crap, anyway, so if your disk is about to fail, that's the last thing you should try to snag. Far better to snag your email box, your documents and pictures, any specific data files.....and, yes, I've had a disk progressively fail as I did this and finally stepped away and hit the buzzer -- "I got enough that I'd rather walk away from the stuff still there than attempt more recovery."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

319 On top of that, too many of the students are all trying to one-up each
other on the hipster scale by playing lots of weird genre shit that no
one else has ever heard of.
--

LOL. I have no idea what the format is though, or what they play. The closest I can get is sort of like Cage the Elephant, and maybe some Tiesto?

I have no idea.I'm just bored listening to Classic Rock, and found the station randomly...

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 03, 2016 12:37 AM (AHDxb)

320 Captain, sounds about right. And I know 20 years ago radio ruined itself by hyperformatting itself to death. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:37 AM (ntObR)

321 I'm finding that the Alternative Rock stations have the best rock, these days.

If you've not listened to Shine Down's song "Second Chance", you should. Dude's got pipes, and sounds a lot like Gary Puckett from the '60s band, Union Gap.

Given that they outsold the Beatles in the U.S., in (I think '6, that's not a bad sound.

But of course, he's all face tatted and has enough rivets in his head to pull in Single Sideband frequencies....but, the dude can sing.

Also, give a listen to the band Disturbed, their cover of the Art Garfunkel classic Sound of Silence is just insanely good.

No, it's frankly, great.

And the wee lass who is the lead singer for Paramour? Chick has lungs that go down to her toes. Think Alanis Morrisette but with better actual vocal range, power and skill.

Classic Rock stations just keep playing the same ol' loop of what.... 50 songs? Pity.

Find me a station that'll play Traffic's "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys", the whole LP side, without interruptions.

Until we get radio stations that get back to the early 1970s ethos of the music-freak DJ with his own box of cool vinyl, inside-industry knowledge and connections, we'll be doomed to suffer the homogenous dreck proffered by coiffed corporate courtiers who pass themselves off as movers and shakers in the field of music radio.

But all they really are is Payola Artists, and that only pays off for them, not their listeners.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2016 12:37 AM (McRlu)

322 Hey AOP, you still here?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 03, 2016 12:35 AM (N8hFs)


Yep.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:37 AM (D+JzI)

323 I miss KMET too. It was a really good station. Jim Ladd was better as the program director than as a DJ because long winded droning on and on.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 12:39 AM (KBjNt)

324 If any of you nightcrawlers missed this morning's art thread, it was a doozy.

http://minx.cc:1080/?post=363070

Here's the artist's website:
http://studiorayyan.com/index.php

I can't seen to link individual paintings, but they are a hoot. I like his stuff much better than most contemporary "fine art". And he is technically skilled, although his subject matter is a bit odd.

Posted by: rickl at May 03, 2016 12:39 AM (sdi6R)

325 'Night horde. Fun day tomorrow filled with meetings.

Productive. No.

Free lunch. Yes.

Will I pass and starve. Yes.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:39 AM (hlMPp)

326 Don't listen to him AOP!

He's gonna try to trade you his Harley for the Honda.


Am not, I'm going to try to entice him to visit. I have a 1974 Yamaha MX 100 that I want to get fixed up for Little (and an '86 Honda Shadow 500 that's been sitting for 20 years if he's so inclined).

Hmmm. They don't have descent crabs in Alberta. Would a bushel of Baltimore's Best Blues do it AOP?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 03, 2016 12:39 AM (N8hFs)

327 Anybody here ever tune to "Music Choice" on their cable? It's available on Verizon (now Frontier in my area) Fios.

They have a classic rock station... that actually plays *the full gamut,* as far as I can tell, of classic rock. They've got Molly Hatchet, Robin Trower, Thin Lizzy, and Ten Years After cheek-by-jowl with Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, U2 and Clapton.

It's incredible, I wish I didn't have to rely on a clunky TV to get access to it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:40 AM (ntObR)

328 Back in the 90's, Ladd hosted a syndicated series called "Headsets"; the station I worked at back then played it on Sunday nights. I took some of those CD's home...it was a well-done program, and I envied Ladd's voice.

Then, I read about some of his poltical rants. Oh boy.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:40 AM (rJUlF)

329 Find me a station that'll play Traffic's "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys", the whole LP side, without interruptions.

Until we get radio stations that get back to the early 1970s ethos of the music-freak DJ with his own box of cool vinyl, inside-industry knowledge and connections, we'll be doomed to suffer the homogenous dreck proffered by coiffed corporate courtiers who pass themselves off as movers and shakers in the field of music radio.

But all they really are is Payola Artists, and that only pays off for them, not their listeners.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2016 12:37 AM (McRlu)


Jim, meet KCDX. I have heard them play that when in AZ. Got them streaming right now on the computer. Playing "Sometimes" by Fleetwood Mac.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:41 AM (D+JzI)

330 Jim, yup.

The Sound might, once in a blue moon, play something like the full Traffic track you mentioned. But they apparently don't want to do it too often.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:42 AM (ntObR)

331 AOP, yup. Try finding a station that will play ANYTHING by Fleetwood Mac pre-1975 (Buckingham/Nicks).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:42 AM (ntObR)

332 Headsets was a staple on KMET long before it was syndicated. Before it was, it was a little more adventurous and a longer show. Much like Dr. Demento ran 3 hours on KMET and only and hour for the syndicated version.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 12:43 AM (KBjNt)

333 310 shibumi, wish we had a station like that around my neighborhood in SoCal.

There's college campus stations, but all are either entirely taken over by professionals (such as CSULB's KKJZ and USC's KUSC), or prety much only available on the web (Long Beach City College's KLBC, CSULB's KSUL, and UC Irvine's KUCI).

On top of that, too many of the students are all trying to one-up each other on the hipster scale by playing lots of weird genre shit that no one else has ever heard of.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)



This is especially sad for me, because one of the things my grandfather frequently did was Chief Engineer for radio or TV stations. He did one in Parkersburg, WV, one in Santa Maria, CA, a college station in SD (they gave him an honorary degree for it -- he'd done it for decades with, officially, an eighth-grade education).....doing a "radio" station without the radio is eliminating my grandad's contribution.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:43 AM (EzgxV)

334 Am not, I'm going to try to entice him to visit. I have a 1974 Yamaha MX 100 that I want to get fixed up for Little (and an '86 Honda Shadow 500 that's been sitting for 20 years if he's so inclined).

Hmmm. They don't have descent crabs in Alberta. Would a bushel of Baltimore's Best Blues do it AOP?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 03, 2016 12:39 AM (N8hFs)


Well, I am a tinkerer when it comes to motorcycles, not a pro. Never had blue crabs. Had Dungeness, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:44 AM (D+JzI)

335 Hammer, you and AR meet up at the gun show?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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We tried, but Ace wouldn't lend us the time machine. We'll just have to wait until the 14th of the month.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2016 12:44 AM (mxCgt)

336 Beer Ninja, yup. I discovered KMET just in time for it to become "The Wave," KTWV, which is now a classic R&B station. In fairness that format isn't too bad, they play both hits and rarities of the 1960s-through-1990s Motown/R&B/Funk era, but it's just not the same.

I did like KTWV as a background music station, similar to KKJZ during the week.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)

337 "If you've not listened to Shine Down's song "Second Chance", you should. Dude's got pipes"


Shine Down is pretty good. Their songs are generally about power and life. Not Christian or anything but they're not on about drugs or shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 03, 2016 12:46 AM (SSMMJ)

338 Classic Rock stations just keep playing the same ol' loop of what.... 50 songs? Pity.

More like 400.

"Second Chance" is a great song. I've sung that at karaoke. Paramour is good, too.

There's also a band called Fitz And The Tantrums that I'm a big fan of. Their album, "Picking Up The Pieces", is almost like a lost soul album from the late 60s/early 70s, with contemporary twists.

As far as radio stations go...it IS still a business, and you have to give the people what they want. I've discovered after thirty years in the business that most people just want to hear their favorite songs and aren't that big on music discovery. And the bigger the city the station is in, the tougher the competition, and the less incentive there is to play songs that aren't deemed "safe", hence the small music libraries.

I'd like to think there's room for more adventurous stations along with the usual mass-appeal formats, but they just don't make the money, and I like to get paid so I can keep the electricity on and blather here at the HQ.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:46 AM (rJUlF)

339 Here, listen for yourselves: www.kcdx.com


Web site says they are privately funded. The flash player loads a 20-second ad at first. No ads on the over-the-air program. Currently playing Sky Pilot by the Animals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:48 AM (D+JzI)

340 Jim, meet KCDX. I have heard them play that when in AZ. Got them
streaming right now on the computer. Playing "Sometimes" by Fleetwood
Mac.


Enjoy the streaming audio, it's better quality than their broadcast.

But, yeah, it's the only station in the Valley of the Sunstroke where you can hear Donovan followed by Molly Hatchet with a chaser of the Turtles.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 03, 2016 12:48 AM (T/cxb)

341 Yeah, they are both good for background. KKJZ has a pretty good blues show on weekend afternoons too. Do you remember KNAC?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 12:48 AM (KBjNt)

342 Ricardo, I'll look up that song, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

343 Find me a station that'll play Traffic's "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys", the whole LP side, without interruptions.

Used to have one. WTAO in Carbondale/Murphysboro. (SIU) 3 times, in one night, they played "Sufficiently Breathless" (Captain Beyond). This was in the early 80's. IIRC, they also did that full side of "Low Spark.."

I knew then, that I had found my station.

Died a corporate death in the 90's, sadly.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at May 03, 2016 12:49 AM (rbPBV)

344 doing a "radio" station without the radio is eliminating my grandad's contribution.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:43 AM (EzgxV)

That's the way it's all moving, though...while broadcast radio still has a larger audience than streaming, it's slowly losing ground.

I can already see a time when more of our revenue will come from digital than broadcast.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:49 AM (rJUlF)

345 And if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber....take advantage of the music.

Just started and I love it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 03, 2016 12:50 AM (hlMPp)

346 Beer Ninja, KNAC's interesting. I did get to listen to them in their early 1980s salad days, really enjoyed them; IMHO they were far better than KROQ at the time. And then there was KIQQ, which was a new-wave-only version of KIIS.

Funny story: when I was a (poor) DJ on Long Beach City College's student station KLBC, which could only broadcast on-campus, the program director, a guy named Greg Spillane who really knew his stuff, was just dying for the opportunity to work at KNAC.

Well, he finally got hired... then *two weeks later,* KNAC switched over to an all-HEAVY METAL format. I could picture his head exploding, he *hated* metal and thought bands like Plimsouls and The Smiths were fantastic.

Of course, tastes and times change and I found out a few years later that he learned to love metal. But oh man, that had to be heartbreaking for him at first.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

347 Oh, he also had an on-air gig. His nickname was "Gonzo Greg."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

348 And Beer Ninja, I still enjoy "Nothin' But the Blues" every weekend on KKJZ. In fact I've finally got some blues in my personal collection now; Joe Bonamossa rocks!!

Unfortunately I found out the host, Gary Wagner, is a full-on idiot SJW. But oh well, thank God he doesn't get political during the show itself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:53 AM (ntObR)

349 If I owned a station, I'd let each D.J. start and end his/her shift with a new discovery, recent find or other such gem. Just so long as it's a "fit" to the station, that is.

No need for an Alt Rock station to be playing the latest cut from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra doing their twenty-ninth rendition of Beethoven's Fifth, right?

The rest of the shift could be standard and safe formatting, for financial reasons, as you said.

But if our intrepid D.J. were to put something on the air that caught on, went viral, became a hit....how much might that redound to the station's credit, in the long run?

And especially if they find such a tune every year or so. The artists would be beating down the door to get just a *chance* at some airplay.

I miss the old FM stations from San Diego, CA in the early to mid '70s. At least as far as the listener was concerned, those were indeed, good times.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2016 12:55 AM (McRlu)

350 I love 'Nothing but the Blues ' too. But I find Gary sometimes irritating.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 12:56 AM (KBjNt)

351 Jim, yup.

Although it's funny: When we'd go south to the San Diego/Riverside area for camping in the early 1980s, we both enjoyed listening to KOLA, which was (at leat then obviously) 100% automated.

And then their was the Mexican radio station, The Mighty 690, which would actually *speed up* every song so they could cram in more music (and commercials).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

352 http://studiorayyan.com/index.php

Thanks for the link, rickl.

Hoot & a Hollar!

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at May 03, 2016 12:57 AM (AoK0a)

353 Jim, I'd let my DJs do that too. So many songs in the past, became hits because the DJ had the freedom to play something new from time to time.

Not so much anymore. In fact I think the computer is hardwired to play the songs now, and it's up to the DJ to just fill the silence gaps with talk and ads.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:58 AM (ntObR)

354 In 351, when I said "both," I mean me and my sisters, Cindy and Michelle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

355 AOP....thanks, I'll give that streaming a listen.

And next time I'm in Orlando, I'll take pics of a certain mid-50s Packard station wagon I know of, for you.

Oh, and speaking of old motorsickles....

Gimme a minty Hodaka Ace 100, and I'd be one happy Moron!

That's all, folks. Hasta la Nite Nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2016 12:59 AM (McRlu)

356 I love 'Nothing but the Blues ' too. But I find Gary sometimes irritating.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 12:56 AM (KBjNt)


WWOZ in New Orleans has several blues shows. Something for every taste. And a lot of classic R and B, too. And classic and modern jazz. Usually, the DJ's don't play politics on-air; one or two exceptions.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2016 12:59 AM (D+JzI)

357 Beer, yup. There's a few artists Gary finds great that I find... repetitive/annoying.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 01:00 AM (ntObR)

358 AOP, will have to look up WWOZ, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 01:00 AM (ntObR)

359 @Alberta Oil Peon
I'll check them out. A lot of great music down there.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 01:01 AM (KBjNt)

360 Just finished watching Beyond The Reach, which Ace reviewed a while back. Forgot what he said, but the movie should have ended sooner. I don't mean it was too long, but if you've seen it, you probably get my drift. If you haven't, I'm trying to avoid spoilers.

Also, sad story about the good Samaritan. That happened probably five miles from my house. I hate acting like Billy Badass, but if I assess you as a threat to the lives of me or my family, I am 100% prepared to use my arsenal to eliminate your sorry ass. I wish this good man had felt the same way and dispensed of the citizen's arrest Bulls hit.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 03, 2016 01:03 AM (hxUdS)

361 I'm actually moving closer to New Orleans in two weeks. Well Clarksville,TN but, still much closer than Long Beach, CA.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 01:03 AM (KBjNt)

362 Goodnight, everyone.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 01:03 AM (rJUlF)

363 Goodnight Captain! Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 01:03 AM (ntObR)

364 Fuck autocorrect.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 03, 2016 01:04 AM (hxUdS)

365
I miss the old FM stations from San Diego, CA in the early to mid '70s. At least as far as the listener was concerned, those were indeed, good times.

Listened to KGB (home of the chicken) when I was there in 1974.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 03, 2016 01:04 AM (k4M/B)

366 I remember them too. Took guts to name a station KGB in the middle of the Cold War... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 01:05 AM (ntObR)

367 And then there were KMET's upside-down billboards in the 1970s and 1980s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 01:05 AM (ntObR)

368 Should've left a howdy when I got home. Instead, sat here sipping my beverage and strolling through comments. Now it's late and for all I read and thought about while reading... I've got nothin'.

But it's all-natural nothin'. No supernatural ingrediments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - and so on at May 03, 2016 01:05 AM (vDbXI)

369 Yeah, from what I understand, that's about it. There's a complex here locally, that houses a lot of the local radio stations, a wide gamut of them.

Any particular "station" is just a computer system running the feed to the tower that is actually broadcasting the signal, which is "up in the mountains". Both radio and TV. That end of it, the actual EM radio signal transmission is its own world. The guys that run that don't know anything about the content. There's a feed of the content that is to be modulated on that broadcast carrier signal and that's all they need to know.

In that complex, they all share studios. The local talk guys get most of the studio time, 'cause that's what the content there is. For the music station, the content is being generated by that computer system, with the occasional need for the "DJ" to run his mouth, which requires a studio for a little bit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 03, 2016 01:05 AM (DW+jj)

370 344 doing a "radio" station without the radio is eliminating my grandad's contribution.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 12:43 AM (EzgxV)

That's the way it's all moving, though...while broadcast radio still has a larger audience than streaming, it's slowly losing ground.

I can already see a time when more of our revenue will come from digital than broadcast.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at May 03, 2016 12:49 AM (rJUlF)



It's not so much that I dislike the streaming or the wider selection -- I don't think I'd mind at all if they didn't have radio callsigns and call themselves "stations". But to be "radio" or "broadcast" without radio or broadcasting, without mixers and amps and towers in the boonies, oscilloscopes and modulators and frequency standards for maintenance....it's replacing neighbors with pod-people.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

371 Ah, here's some nothin'.

Finished watching season 2 of Agent Carter tonight.

They do a pretty good job of bringing the post-WW2 era to life - but, in one of the episodes, they have a character saying, "This is my surprised face." I'd wager that phrase didn't get into the language until some time this century.

Where's the etymology of phrases website?

Posted by: mindful webworker - anachronistically at May 03, 2016 01:08 AM (vDbXI)

372 mindful, hmm. I know that some turns of phrase go back a lot further than people realize.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 01:10 AM (ntObR)

373 At that radio station complex, the concept of a particular "station" is just a logical one. It's just a particular content feed package, one of many that is generated out of that complex.

A studio room is the studio of many different stations at any particular time of the day.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 03, 2016 01:12 AM (DW+jj)

374 qdpsteve #372 mindful, hmm. I know that some turns of phrase go back a lot further than people realize.

Oh, sure, but I really don't think "this is my surprised (or shocked) face" would be all that likely for someone to say in the late '40s.

Wonder what was the source of its modern popularization.

Posted by: mindful webworker - o_O at May 03, 2016 01:20 AM (vDbXI)

375 Well, past last call here at Casa Webworker. I hear my pillow calling. (It's saying, "isn't about time to change these sheets?")



I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Posted by: mindful webworker - z_Z at May 03, 2016 01:25 AM (vDbXI)

376 In the movie "Titanic", when the lookouts spotted the iceberg, they hurriedly telephoned the bridge and one of them said, "Pick up! Pick up!"

There really was a telephone linking the crow's nest to the bridge, but I doubt anyone used that phrase in 1912.

Posted by: rickl at May 03, 2016 01:26 AM (sdi6R)

377 I gotta call it a night too. Thanks for the great chat everybody!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 01:26 AM (ntObR)

378 Where can I get me one of them there hobosexuals? Maybe if she took a shower and washed her hair, she might be "interesting". Better looking than Hillary anyway.

Posted by: Skeptical Voter at May 03, 2016 01:27 AM (Sda6L)

379 For anyone that ever listened to "Stone Trek" on KOME:

http://www.progtrek.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 03, 2016 01:32 AM (T/cxb)

380 But it's all-natural nothin'. No supernatural ingrediments.
Posted by: mindful webworker
---------------

I've got plenty of nothing, but then, so do most people in my position

Posted by: Richard Farinia at May 03, 2016 01:34 AM (9mTYi)

381 Okay, the thing about the intersectionality of hobos, sex and capitalism, on top of Melissa Click's degree in Twilight and Lady Gaga, tells me there is no beneficial future in doctoral programs in "higher ed".

I think the PhD is another one of those things where the word no longer means what it is supposed to--I remember when one was awarded a doctorate for beinging new scholarship that was of VALUE to a field (and I don't mean the "this will allow us tomilk the Trigglypuffs of this world for big bucks while creating more of them! bwahahaha!")

Posted by: barbarausa at May 03, 2016 01:35 AM (h3IJ6)

382 That Paige Davis from the "Ravens Can Talk!" video is off the charts.

She's a naturalist at the World Bird Sanctuary in Pennsylvania.

Here's a picture of her holding an eagle: http://tinyurl.com/jr82q65

Here's a picture of her holding some other kind of bird: http://tinyurl.com/zaqp248

Here's a picture of her with a bald eagle and a veteran, giving a vague clue that she may be conservative: http://tinyurl.com/z6grvut

Here's a picture of her in a bikini: http://tinyurl.com/zck79qy

Etc. etc.

How in the world does this girl not have her own show on Animal Planet???? Holy cow.

Posted by: zombie at May 03, 2016 01:35 AM (jBuUi)

383 Irrelevant correction: The World Bird Sanctuary is in Missouri, not PA.

Posted by: zombie at May 03, 2016 01:41 AM (jBuUi)

384 I think KGB is still around. They were AM. The "chicken" started as a small gag at their little events where they'd give out t-shirts and concert tickets, etc. Ted Giannoulas (from memory). Pretty sure I played hockey with his younger brother. Ted was a gymnast in high school, which showed in some of his antics at the stadium, where he'd tumble 2 or 3 rows of seats without harm.


He was very good, and totally local, until he was "discovered" at some point (probably NFL broadcasts). Then he became the "Famous San Diego Chicken" or something like that.


He had quite the hilarious act at the minor league hockey games (original Gulls), a more intimate setting where he could be seen by the whole place. Especially when showing disapproval of unfavorable calls by the ref (there was only one back then).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 03, 2016 01:44 AM (QDnY+)

385 "Gimme a minty Hodaka Ace 100, and I'd be one happy Moron! "
I hear ya. But i'd settle for a Super Rat.

Posted by: jOHN MOSBY at May 03, 2016 01:45 AM (N/tIL)

386 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 03, 2016 01:52 AM (T/cxb)

387
(and an '86 Honda Shadow 500 that's been sitting for 20 years if he's so inclined).
Junk it. Shadow 600's are easy to find. I got one with 284 miles on it i will let go for cheap. Runs great.

Posted by: jOHN MOSBY at May 03, 2016 01:55 AM (N/tIL)

388 I will swap it for a Hodaka .

Posted by: jOHN MOSBY at May 03, 2016 02:04 AM (N/tIL)

389 Once upon a time, I had a Yamaha 100 Enduro. My cousin (dad's brother's son) used to race motocross. I used to putter along with his crew to hang out and commune with nature while they were racing around like hypercaffeinated idiots.



On one memorable occasion, we were travelling in an area where a major water pipeline had been laid, and a large saddle had been carved out between two hills.....then there was a graded area between.....and, off-in-the-distance, there was another saddle between two other hills.



Late, as usual, to the party, I fought my way up to the first saddle, only to spy everyone else already scaling the second saddle. I should also point out that I was pushing four diopters of astigmatism correction, but didn't use eyeglasses while riding to keep them from being embedded in my skull.



So I floored it across the graded area to catch up. About halfway across, the graders had decided to put in a drainage ditch -- this involved putting a three-foot hump on the side I was coming from, and a three-foot dip on the other side. Having vespertilian eyesight, this meant that I became aware of this feature only when I could see into the dip -- about 20 feet away. With response time, this meant that I hit the berm at about 65 mph with only an instant (if that) for braking. I was airborne with a peak height of about 7 feet with at least 40 feet of travel.




I landed it, stayed upright, braked to a stop, got of the bike, and sat down to get my bearings. And my cousin came back from the other saddle to skid to a stop next to me.



And said, "bitchin' jump, Cooth!!!"

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

390 For basic disc cloning for upgrading to a larger drive or an SSD, Acronis is very effective and it's hard to buy much hardware without being given several copies along the way.

The one thing to watch out for is, when installing an SSD of lower capacity than the original drive and if you're reproducing factory restore partitions, the automatic settings will often reduce them to the minimum needed to contain the data but this will make many OSes very unhappy and the user will get alerts about it. If you expect to change OS after the upgrade, say from Win7 to Win10 (which has far better SSD support), you can lose the restore partitions, since they'd be for the old OS anyway. Once the machine is established as a Win10 upgrade, you can do a clean install and it should activate automatically as well as producing its own updated restore partitions. If the original hard drive isn't needed for anything (especially likely in a laptop where there is no place for a secondary drive, the best thing to do is store it properly in an anti-static container and have it in case of failure of the SSD within the warranty period. It will let you quickly make the machine usable while waiting for the replacement.

In cases where it doesn't matter, laptop drives that unwanted after an SSD upgrade are handy for using in a PS3 or 4 as a capacity upgrade. Support for external drives makes changing the internal of less interest on Microsoft consoles. Nintendo supports externals for the few who care. Many are reluctant to buy much digital content from Nintendo due to their lousy account portability.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 03, 2016 02:44 AM (IdCqF)

391 390 For basic disc cloning for upgrading to a larger drive or an SSD, Acronis is very effective and it's hard to buy much hardware without being given several copies along the way.

The one thing to watch out for is, when installing an SSD of lower capacity than the original drive and if you're reproducing factory restore partitions, the automatic settings will often reduce them to the minimum needed to contain the data but this will make many OSes very unhappy and the user will get alerts about it. If you expect to change OS after the upgrade, say from Win7 to Win10 (which has far better SSD support), you can lose the restore partitions, since they'd be for the old OS anyway. Once the machine is established as a Win10 upgrade, you can do a clean install and it should activate automatically as well as producing its own updated restore partitions. If the original hard drive isn't needed for anything (especially likely in a laptop where there is no place for a secondary drive, the best thing to do is store it properly in an anti-static container and have it in case of failure of the SSD within the warranty period. It will let you quickly make the machine usable while waiting for the replacement.

In cases where it doesn't matter, laptop drives that unwanted after an SSD upgrade are handy for using in a PS3 or 4 as a capacity upgrade. Support for external drives makes changing the internal of less interest on Microsoft consoles. Nintendo supports externals for the few who care. Many are reluctant to buy much digital content from Nintendo due to their lousy account portability.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 03, 2016 02:44 AM (IdCqF)



I dunno about anyone else, but I'm looking to locally DNS Microsoft spyservers to 0.0.0.0 before doing a caching DNS to the internet. Won't help with the spyservers where Microsoft hard-codes IP into Windows Update, but it'll slow things down.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 02:54 AM (EzgxV)

392 cthulhu at May 03, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

Adventures in Nearsightness !

Posted by: Adriane the Literary Critic ... at May 03, 2016 02:57 AM (AoK0a)

393 I am unconcerned about the status of my bread unless it is growing green and black fuzzy stuff on the crust. Until then, any old slicer will do.

Are there really people out there who worry about this crap?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 03, 2016 02:59 AM (+YMhA)

394 392 cthulhu at May 03, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

Adventures in Nearsightness !

Posted by: Adriane the Literary Critic ... at May 03, 2016 02:57 AM (AoK0a)



More astigmatism than nearsightedness, but adventures nevertheless.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 03:02 AM (EzgxV)

395 212 how many in Alberta know what halal is?

Posted by: jake at May 02, 2016 11:55 PM


*Raises hand*

Posted by: Smash'em at May 03, 2016 03:04 AM (81IO9)

396 More astigmatism than nearsightedness, but adventures nevertheless.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 03:02 AM (EzgxV)

You should have my eyes (or not). One is nearsighted with astigmatism, and the other is farsighted. I'm okay with glasses, but without I'm about as blind as a bat, but I can switch eyes if needed. Makes depth perception a challenge....

My sisters eyes are the exact opposite.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 03, 2016 03:05 AM (+YMhA)

397 You should have my eyes (or not).

It's ok, we're going to see a man ...

Posted by: Roy Batty at May 03, 2016 03:11 AM (AoK0a)

398 397 You should have my eyes (or not).

It's ok, we're going to see a man ...

Posted by: Roy Batty at May 03, 2016 03:11 AM (AoK0a)



He's got really good ones -- you could easily do worse than buy from him.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 03:15 AM (EzgxV)

399 396 More astigmatism than nearsightedness, but adventures nevertheless.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 03:02 AM (EzgxV)

You should have my eyes (or not). One is nearsighted with astigmatism, and the other is farsighted. I'm okay with glasses, but without I'm about as blind as a bat, but I can switch eyes if needed. Makes depth perception a challenge....

My sisters eyes are the exact opposite.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 03, 2016 03:05 AM (+YMhA)



My grandfather, in between glaucoma, had a wandering axis of astigmatism. This is almost undocumented, but is quite simple to think of -- if the surrounding muscles change the shape of the eyeball, the axis of astigmatism in the lens can be chased around to just about anywhere.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)

400 I can see this is getting out of hand...

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 03, 2016 03:18 AM (+YMhA)

401 I can see this is getting out of hand...

Oh! Look who's talking ...

Posted by: Adriane the Optical Critic ... at May 03, 2016 03:20 AM (AoK0a)

402 400 I can see this is getting out of hand...

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 03, 2016 03:18 AM (+YMhA)



Look who's talking -- you're the one whose sister's a freak.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 03:20 AM (EzgxV)

403 401 I can see this is getting out of hand...

Oh! Look who's talking ...

Posted by: Adriane the Optical Critic ... at May 03, 2016 03:20 AM (AoK0a)


Heh.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 03:21 AM (EzgxV)

404 Makes depth perception a challenge....

Had a measurable time lag between the tracking with my left and right eye. So I understand lack of depth perception pretty well.
: -)

And since I am right handed & left eyed, skeet shooting is interesting.

Posted by: Adriane the Optical Critic ... at May 03, 2016 03:37 AM (AoK0a)

405 man, and you folks drive.

Posted by: Jean at May 03, 2016 04:14 AM (cXiMR)

406 man, and you folks drive.

I took the bus. Didn't learn to drive until I was 32. By then, I was wearing contacts instead of glasses & moving the eyes instead of the face helped improve the muscle tone ...

Posted by: Adriane the Optical Critic ... at May 03, 2016 04:25 AM (AoK0a)

407 Halal chicken section has been at the grocery store for awhile, and half of the food carts in Philadelphia have it posted on them.
But I'm making French toast
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2016 04:28 AM (PFZvJ)

408 But I'm making French toast

I thought the Germans already did that.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at May 03, 2016 04:31 AM (AoK0a)

409 Oy.

Roses are read,
But not as often as Tea leaves,
French toast with powdered sugar,
& orange juice, Thank You Jeeves!

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at May 03, 2016 04:33 AM (AoK0a)

410 Good morning horde.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 03, 2016 04:35 AM (AUFdM)

411 1 head scratch for a book hoo kittah and it's waterloo on my breakfast

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2016 04:40 AM (PFZvJ)

412 In the beginning of Dennis Prager show yesterday that he was wonding but didn't know how many Republicans are conservatives. He was doubting that half are.

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2016 04:51 AM (PFZvJ)

413 Only one here this morning, well have a good day those who arrive later and be a thorn in the side of leftists everywhere.

Posted by: Skip at May 03, 2016 05:23 AM (PFZvJ)

414 turned in my confirmation of registration change, so i can vote for Bernie here in #Failifornia this June...

that and i'm drinking Powerade Val-U-Rite ....

what are you morons up to?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 03, 2016 05:40 AM (WhYLb)

415 Regardless of the election outcome, Bernie bumper stickers will persist for years.

Posted by: fluffy at May 03, 2016 05:45 AM (2hcmo)

416 Good Morning Morons. Today is Tuesday, May 03, 2016. On this day in 1960 the Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opened in Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time. The play is best remembered by the song Try To Remember which was originally done by Jerry Orbach. You know, the doc who tried to put Baby in a corner.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

417 Scankles confronted by another coal miner, this one laid off. She tries to lie her way out of it but nobody is buying that. The Democrat Gov of WV tries to lie for her as well. I would say the chances of Scankles winning WV are very very low.


http://tinyurl.com/jjhfrvt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

418 CA Demo-commies are fighting over who will get to take away their resident's guns in more and more unconstitutional gun grabbing laws. Its not enough that total Demo-commie control has bankrupted the State over the past decade. Now they want to destroy the Constitution in that failed State. Yes, Detroit writ large. No jobs, no freedom, but plenty of taxes and illegals.


http://tinyurl.com/j9nyob6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

419 And speaking of illegals, Todd Starnes says Americans are fed up with them. You will not hear that from the MFM but that is the only Reason Trump got off the ground. Too bad he has been walking it back.


http://tinyurl.com/hskowdn

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

420 The Marines are investigating the possibility that one of the Marines in that iconic flag raising photo at Iwo Jima may have been misidentified way back then. Why can't we leave well enough alone. I think the quote in the movie Liberty Valance is appropriate here. "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend".


http://tinyurl.com/z4wposq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

421 The University of New Hampshire finally admits throwing taxpayer money into a hole in the ground. We reported this last year some time.


The University of New Hampshire now acknowledges that spending $17,000 on a custom-made chef's table with LED lights for the campus dining hall was a mistake.


No shit, will the cost be deducted from the University leadership's pay?


http://tinyurl.com/hdeje5b

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

422 The FBI says it has thwarted a muzzie plot to blow up a Jewish community center in FL. He was only identified as a muzzie because Fox quoted him saying he was doing it for allah.


http://tinyurl.com/hfp9kw7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

423 Commie Pope has sent a letter to the Commie President of Venezuela saying he is concerned about the economic situation there. Not only can he not stay out of politics but, like all commies, he fails to recognize the thing he has been promoting for a long time IS the cause of the situation.


http://tinyurl.com/hebahwo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

424 A woman fell 500 feet from an overhead zip line at a park in Mexico and survived with only minor injuries. She sure had somebody upstairs looking after her.


http://tinyurl.com/hagefot

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

425 Panama is transferring another 3,000 illegal Cuban migrants to Mexico so they can go to the US. And thanks to a shitty US law that should have been repealed decades ago, as soon as they set foot on US soil they will become legal. Unless they are named Ellian Gonzales.


http://tinyurl.com/z36jl3n

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

426 A KY judge has issued a restraining order to halt removal or tampering with that confederate memorial at the University of KY. The temporary halt was due to a lawsuit filed by a hopeful politician and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.


http://tinyurl.com/jf6olhn

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

427 Al Jazeera says muzzie radicalization is a myth. But that is OK with the cult of islam. Lying is permitted.


http://tinyurl.com/hzlvf9e

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

428 Fine parenting at an anti-Trump hate fest. I assume this is in the failed State of CA. One wonders why DSS is not all over their ass?


http://tinyurl.com/z6r34zh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

429 Obama's shitty and illegal border enforcement record continues despite a court order.


http://tinyurl.com/zwygzkk

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

430 Scankles does think those coal miners in KY and WV are as stupid as she is.


http://tinyurl.com/gpbo32c

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

431
Teachers in Detroit stage an illegal strike because the city says starting this Summer it can not pay them. Of course Obama will step in an give them a few hundred million more dollars which has not been allocated by Congress.


http://tinyurl.com/jz5fvdo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

432 CA is not the only State that is illegally going after guns. The Il legislature is about to vote on an illegal bill that will shut down nearly all of the gun stores in IL with expensive red tape and store modifications.


http://tinyurl.com/gs4z5sq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

433 The RNCe is collaborating with Democraps to push that crappy sentencing reform bill though congress with no hearings.


http://tinyurl.com/gsktw4s

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

434 "Regardless of the election outcome, Bernie bumper stickers will persist for years."

True, but will they be a form of early-adopter virtue signaling or a horrible social stigma ? Both ?
Neither ? Something completely different ?

Oh, and g'mornin Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 03, 2016 06:00 AM (gUoN4)

435 Congressional crony corruption is alive and well.


http://tinyurl.com/h3qojdn

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

436 Even more data exposed that shows that the AGW fraud is a scam.


http://tinyurl.com/jh6zcc9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

437 IBD discusses a "study" that shows how Scankles and Kommie Sander's plan to tax the wealthy into oblivion and giving it to the "poor" and cronies will not work. Of course, the average man who has half a brain can see this by just looking at history. These socialist/communist programs have never worked in history and will never work.


http://tinyurl.com/gwzcors

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

438 The Daily Junk


http://tinyurl.com/jfakym6



That's it for today folks. I will be bailing out early this morning. I have a Dr's appointment.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

439 Casper is the software to use for perfect bootable hard disk copies. Accept no substitutes.

Posted by: Darrell at May 03, 2016 06:03 AM (BmIlY)

440 Thanks Vic.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at May 03, 2016 06:04 AM (AUFdM)

441 I see clock is off by 4 min.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:10 AM (vvmPQ)

442 Thanks, Vic.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 03, 2016 06:16 AM (gUoN4)

443 "All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war."

I have never witnessed such bitter acrimony over a political race by both sides, and for similar reasons, in my lifetime. This is not going to end well.

Posted by: Gmac-"All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war." at May 03, 2016 06:19 AM (4pjhs)

444 443 I have never witnessed such bitter acrimony over a
political race by both sides, and for similar reasons, in my lifetime.
This is not going to end well.


Posted by: Gmac-"All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war." at May 03, 2016 06:19 AM (4pjhs)

People really are fed up with both Parties right now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:31 AM (vvmPQ)

445 People really are fed up with both Parties right now.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:31 AM (vvmPQ)

Yet we are offered no good options...
Prepare for Hillary as President.

#FreshHell

Posted by: Golfman at May 03, 2016 06:40 AM (jIgQw)

446 Well, off to work, where i have a contractor who has decided his most important duty is to haze the new guy, because he hasn't paid his dues. The new guy who is 47, not 23, and who was an O-4.

Current odds of me ever having anything to do with the Air Force in the future? Zero.

Posted by: Five O'clock Charlie at May 03, 2016 06:42 AM (J3UIw)

447 445 Yet we are offered no good options...
Prepare for Hillary as President.

#FreshHell


Posted by: Golfman at May 03, 2016 06:40 AM (jIgQw)

I haven't voted "for" anyone since RR.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:44 AM (vvmPQ)

448 Thanks for the links, Vic!

Posted by: @votermom at May 03, 2016 06:44 AM (nbrY/)

449 How man times can the dinosaurs escape in Jurassic Park before they officially change the name of the resort to The Island of Unloved Children?

the perfect wake-up funnies

this is why I come to this site = Ace

SidebarAce in this case.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 06:49 AM (qCMvj)

450 >>>"All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war."

I
have never witnessed such bitter acrimony over a political race by both
sides, and for similar reasons, in my lifetime. This is not going to
end well.
.
.
.
.The media is going to be forced to actually do their jobs and cover the violence occurring at Trump rallies during the General. And I am afraid that violence will beget anti-violence protestors, and it will not end well.

It is always people on the left that are violent, you never see this stuff at a Sanders or hillary event. If it did occur you would be seeing it plastered all over the media 24/7.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 03, 2016 06:51 AM (iONHu)

451 Thank you Vic. Much appreciated.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2016 06:52 AM (u82oZ)

452 Well, need to go get ready to head out to doctor, May be back for a short one.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:55 AM (vvmPQ)

453 College student mows Seniors lawns for free while teaching values to youth:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zl4kxo6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2016 06:55 AM (w4NZ8)

454 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)


They just don't get it. You can grind down Everest and dump it into the sea. The sea will not change. The only difference is that the mountain is gone.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 03, 2016 06:56 AM (J+mig)

455

THIS IS THE VEEP TO COMPLETE TRUMP'S TRANSFORMATION OF THE GOP

The case for a seasoned Newt Gingrich


he makes some good points

http://spectator.org/articles/66176/veep-complete-trump%E2%80%99s-transformation-gop

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 06:58 AM (qCMvj)

456 People really are fed up with both Parties right now.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 06:31 AM (vvmPQ)


I've heard that the Reform Party is still on the ballot damn-near everywhere. I wonder if it'd be possible for a large number of disaffected folks to suddenly jump in and hijack it?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 03, 2016 06:58 AM (J+mig)

457 If I knew I'd be reincarnated as an athlete's foot fungus, I'd kill myself now.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at May 03, 2016 07:00 AM (4m41+)

458 College student mows Seniors lawns for free while teaching values to youth:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zl4kxo6
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2016 06:55 AM (w4NZ


nice

I see the guy is from Bermuda.

Rodney is from Bermuda, where he says people help each other and are always friendly. "That's what drives me to help people."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:00 AM (qCMvj)

459

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 03, 2016 07:03 AM (HSmrB)

460 Legally blind boy sees mom for the first time:

ttp://preview.tinyurl.com/zcfmn4v

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2016 07:04 AM (w4NZ8)

461 This short video of a frolicking bear which had been rescued made me smile:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jc9pclr

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2016 07:07 AM (w4NZ8)

462 Booming service for print shops......

If GOP front-runner Donald Trump wins the Republican nominationand then
becomes president, Techlab Photoin Baltimore has reminded us that
there's always Canada, so you should get your passports in order now.
The Belvedere Square print shop advertised itspassport services
starting last month...

Posted by: Colin at May 03, 2016 07:07 AM (jitap)

463 The anarchists that show up to disrupt the Trump rallies are indicative of the left's mindset. I'm pretty sure when it officially meets the real conservatives they will discover that their sticks and stones will be met by high velocity lead and copper.

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at May 03, 2016 07:11 AM (4pjhs)

464 This short video of a frolicking bear which had been rescued made me smile:


That's totes adorbs.

OTOH, the phrase "bile farm" was new to me.

I assume it's some quack Asian medicine thing, but how do they get bile from bears?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 07:14 AM (1xUj/)

465 @GMAC-WRONG. "Conservatism is dead." "Conservatism was an impediment." Better listen to what the Trump Nationalist, Populist, Agrarian contingent has been pronouncing loud and clear around here and elsewhere. If you want to be part of the Trump club you'd better abandon those conservative principles for whatever the f**k it is Trump stands for.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 07:18 AM (wnwJC)

466 The problem conservatives have is nobody has defined what a modern conservative is. So you have all kinds of people who claim to be conservatives. And of course the MFM calls all Republicans conservatives.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 07:23 AM (vvmPQ)

467 First?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:23 AM (/ciMI)

468 Today is Treachers day. Everyone gets fish and chips!

Posted by: freaked at May 03, 2016 07:25 AM (BO/km)

469 This short video of a frolicking bear which had been rescued made me smile:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jc9pclr
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2016 07:07 AM (w4NZ


thank goodness it didn't show the before conditions before he was freed

very cute

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:25 AM (qCMvj)

470 Oh that's Teachers day. Never mind.

Posted by: freaked at May 03, 2016 07:25 AM (BO/km)

471 Well, D-Day, let's get this over with.

Posted by: AD at May 03, 2016 07:27 AM (eepYc)

472 Psssst. Hey, you got some Tide? I need some good stuff.- Guy with dirty shirt.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 03, 2016 07:28 AM (1uTkE)

473 Sure, you all admire when a bear frolics, but when I frolicked yesterday? Only screams of horror.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:29 AM (/ciMI)

474 422 The FBI says it has thwarted a muzzie plot to blow up a Jewish community center in FL.

No one ever thanks these people working in the background.
May God bless them

Posted by: FCF at May 03, 2016 07:29 AM (kejii)

475 Oh, that kind of soap. I've been stealing Irish Spring.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:30 AM (/ciMI)

476

80 Year-Old Granny Goes Badass On Home Intruder


...
"Then he stabbed my stepdad with a big knife, six inches long and two inches wide, 'cause he wanted the car keys," the woman's son told the Times. "My mom hears what's going on, comes out and sees the guy standing over my stepdad, and there's blood all over the floor and his guts are coming out."

The 80-year woman grabbed her gun and shot it four times at the intruder, who was struck by the gunfire and died. The 75-year-old man is currently in serious condition at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

"My mother doesn't feel bad, and neither do I," the woman's son said. "He almost killed my stepdad. He got what he had coming."...




http://www.dailywire.com/news/5393/80-year-old-granny-goes-badass-home-intruder-aaron-bandler

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:30 AM (qCMvj)

477 "Then he stabbed my stepdad with a big knife, six inches long and two inches wide, 'cause he wanted the car keys," the woman's son told the Times

----

Worst. Valet service. Ever.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:32 AM (/ciMI)

478 @Vic-Strange that Trump supporters identify conservatives the same way the MSM does, all lumped into the same pot. I'd say Mark Levin did a pretty good job identifying modern conservatism in Liberty and Tyranny. Of course Levin's voice is annoying probably making the book unreadable for some around here.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 07:34 AM (wnwJC)

479 Time for me to head out. BBL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 07:34 AM (vvmPQ)

480 holy crap, if this was purposeful, and given it's ESPN...


ESPN Erases Curt Schilling From Baseball History

..."When a live event runs long," said the statement. "It's standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows."

To judge that statement one should consider what ESPN edited out. For ESPN did not leave out just any game---it cut out the "Bloody Sock" game, one of the most heroic performances in recent baseball history, if not in the three-century history of the game...

...And ESPN left this game out of a documentary, "Four Days in October," which purports to chronicle that comeback?


you be the judge

dailysignal.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:34 AM (qCMvj)

481 Sure, you all admire when a bear frolics, but when I frolicked yesterday? Only screams of horror.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson

There was not a problem until you threatened to gambol.

That makes us all feel unsafe.

Posted by: Bruce at May 03, 2016 07:35 AM (8ikIW)

482 Time for me to head out. BBL
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 07:34 AM (vvmPQ)


/wave - have fun rocking!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:35 AM (qCMvj)

483 There was not a problem until you threatened to gambol.

That makes us all feel unsafe.
Posted by: Bruce

I'm working on my gamboling problem, OK!?




Anyone up for some prancersizing?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:36 AM (/ciMI)

484 Sure, you all admire when a bear frolics, but when I frolicked yesterday? Only screams of horror.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:29 AM (/ciMI)

Sorry; Your jumping up and down nude while splashing in the kiddie pool was a bit much at 7:00 in the morning.

I'm glad you weren't in jail for too long. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2016 07:37 AM (w4NZ8)

485 There was not a problem until you threatened to gambol.

That makes us all feel unsafe.
Posted by: Bruce at May 03, 2016 07:35 AM (8ikIW)


hehe

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:37 AM (qCMvj)

486 You'll take this stolen soap post for your morning thread.

And you'll LIKE IT

Posted by: Phone of kari at May 03, 2016 07:37 AM (4VW10)

487 Spent a couple months building a parking bad. Storm hits last night and I find a small washout wher sand escaped and pavers sank.

Dang it!

Posted by: blaster at May 03, 2016 07:37 AM (2Ocf1)

488 For ESPN did not leave out just any game---it cut out the "Bloody Sock" game, one of the most heroic performances in recent baseball history, if not in the three-century history of the game...



Baseball has been around since 1716?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 07:38 AM (cWLG9)

489 "I'm working on my gamboling problem, OK!? "

I have seen AtC gamboling..
And you are no AtC.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 03, 2016 07:38 AM (ptqRm)

490 Sorry; Your jumping up and down nude while splashing in the kiddie pool was a bit much at 7:00 in the morning.

I'm glad you weren't in jail for too long. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Those kids should have been getting ready for school anyway.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:39 AM (/ciMI)

491 SPN Erases Curt Schilling From Baseball History

..."When a live event runs long," said the statement. "It's standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows."

To judge that statement one should consider what ESPN edited out. For ESPN did not leave out just any game---it cut out the "Bloody Sock" game, one of the most heroic performances in recent baseball history, if not in the three-century history of the game...

...And ESPN left this game out of a documentary, "Four Days in October," which purports to chronicle that comeback?

you be the judge

dailysignal.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:34 AM (qCMvj)




We have always been at war with Eastasia. Schilling goes down the ESPN memory hole, comrades

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 03, 2016 07:39 AM (45oDG)

492 Baseball identifies as having been around since 1716 you may not judge.

Posted by: blaster at May 03, 2016 07:40 AM (2Ocf1)

493 Those kids should have been getting ready for school anyway.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:39 AM (/ciMI)

Well, that certainly made them want to catch the bus to school! :^)

Have a good day!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2016 07:41 AM (w4NZ8)

494 466
The problem conservatives have is nobody has defined what a modern
conservative is. So you have all kinds of people who claim to be
conservatives. And of course the MFM calls all Republicans
conservatives.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 03, 2016 07:23 AM (vvmPQ)


This has damaged the conservative brand to the extent where it's probably unrecoverable. In the eyes of a lot of the country, John Boehner is a conservative - and nobody likes him.

I keep saying we need new labels, but nobody ever seems to listen.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 03, 2016 07:41 AM (J+mig)

495
I have seen AtC gamboling..
And you are no AtC.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Pfft. She "scampers" at best. You must be this tall to gambol.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:41 AM (/ciMI)

496 Well, that certainly made them want to catch the bus to school! :^)

Have a good day!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

School, rushed to the hospital for spontaneous blindness, whatever.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:43 AM (/ciMI)

497 Baseball has been around since 1716?
Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 07:38 AM (cWLG9))


well, if you believe wiki...

The history of baseball in the United States can be traced to the 18th century,

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:43 AM (qCMvj)

498 This has damaged the conservative brand to the extent where it's probably unrecoverable. In the eyes of a lot of the country, John Boehner is a conservative - and nobody likes him.

I keep saying we need new labels, but nobody ever seems to listen.



I'm a constitutionalist. If the Constitution doesn't specifically authorize it, you may not do it. It is left to the states. And no more fucking around amendment-wise with what people drink.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 07:44 AM (cWLG9)

499

The earliest known mention of baseball in the U.S was a 1791 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance banning the playing of the game within 80 yards (73 m) of the town meeting house.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:44 AM (qCMvj)

500 Lay off Turd! The human body is nothing to be ashamed of, but celebrated!

Posted by: TrigglyPuff at May 03, 2016 07:45 AM (/ciMI)

501 Spent a couple months building a parking bad. Storm hits last night and I find a small washout wher sand escaped and pavers sank.

Dang it!
Posted by: blaster at May 03, 2016 07:37 AM (2Ocf1)


parking bad?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:46 AM (qCMvj)

502 Anyone up for some prancersizing?
Posted by: Turd Ferguson

That will just lead to cavorting, so no!

Posted by: Bruce at May 03, 2016 07:46 AM (8ikIW)

503 I like the origins of baseball as explained in Ridiculous Six.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:46 AM (/ciMI)

504 Spent a couple months building a parking bad.
Storm hits last night and I find a small washout wher sand escaped and
pavers sank.



Dang it!

Posted by: blaster at May 03, 2016 07:37 AM (2Ocf1)



parking bad?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:46 AM (qCMvj)

It's the wurst!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 03, 2016 07:47 AM (JO9+V)

505 @466

For all intents and purposes, the word "Conservstive" has become a meaningless word and is mostly a pejorative now.

If you ask John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Bob Coker and Kelly Ayotte I'm sure they'll tell you they are Conservstive.

I've been referring to myself as a constituitonalist, classical liberal for a while now when people enquire.

The GOP needs to be destroyed and rebuilt along those lines.

Because as far as I can tell all conservatism does is conserve progressive gains.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 07:48 AM (M+Oml)

506 Is that sidebar cat any more of a dunce than all other cats?



**ducks**

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 03, 2016 07:49 AM (mvenn)

507 Spent a couple months building a parking bad.

Posted by: blaster

You didn't build that!

Posted by: Pres'nt Obama at May 03, 2016 07:49 AM (/ciMI)

508 I like the origins of baseball as explained in Ridiculous Six.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:46 AM (/ciMI)


odd thing about this movie was Sandler played the more serious part in a comedy

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:49 AM (qCMvj)

509 Pfft. She "scampers" at best. You must be this tall to gambol.


I have seen her cavort.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 07:50 AM (1xUj/)

510 banning the playing of the game within 80 yards (73 m)

Mighty progressive of Pittsfield there, since the god damned metric system wasn't introduced until 8 years later. Oh hey, what's "8 years" in metric? 0.8 decades?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 07:51 AM (xq1UY)

511 Michelle Obama to be on tonight's episode of NCIS. Bill Burr has a good take on her and another former first lady. [Mis. Hum.]

Burr is wired.

I watched that entire Burr show. He's so wired.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:51 AM (qCMvj)

512 Good morning

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 07:51 AM (uAvJJ)

513 Kreplach, sounds like you've moved all the way into anarcho-libertarianism

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 07:53 AM (uAvJJ)

514 If you ask John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Bob Coker and Kelly Ayotte I'm sure they'll tell you they are Conservstive.

And I"m sure Obama would tell you he's a "moderate". That doesn't make him one.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 07:53 AM (uAvJJ)

515 Do hobosexuals have to obtain affirmative consent?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 03, 2016 07:54 AM (659DL)

516 Good Morning Everyone. Another drab, dark, cold miserable, cloudy, and probably rainy day here in the PRI.

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

Because as far as I can tell all conservatism does is conserve progressive gains.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 07:48 AM (M+Oml)

I could not agree more. What has the GOP rolled back or returned to the States in the last 30 years?

Little to none?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Late and short. at May 03, 2016 07:54 AM (WVsWD)

517 I have seen her cavort.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Oh, sure, cavorting is easy. Elaine from Seinfeld could cavort. Mostly AtC reenacts Ian Curtis from Joy Division.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 03, 2016 07:54 AM (/ciMI)

518 Mighty progressive of Pittsfield there, since the god damned metric system wasn't introduced until 8 years later. Oh hey, what's "8 years" in metric? 0.8 decades?



Hecadecade?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 07:54 AM (cWLG9)

519 @rickb223-There is a radio talk show that Trump is on every other day. This host has labeled the Trump movement Nationalist, Populist, Agrarian. States rights? I've read right here at AoS Trump supporters bash "states rights" especially as it pertains to the primaries. Trumps views don't exactly jibe with the constitution, Kelo.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 07:54 AM (wnwJC)

520 Michelle Obama to be on tonight's episode of NCIS. Bill Burr has a good take on her and another former first lady. [Mis. Hum.]




Are they looking for the Sasquatch killer?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 03, 2016 07:54 AM (45oDG)

521 Hecadecade?


Posted by: rickb223

Isn't that the sound of a cat horking up a hairball?

Posted by: Bruce at May 03, 2016 07:56 AM (8ikIW)

522 Michelle Obama to be on tonight's episode of NCIS. Bill Burr has a good take on her and another former first lady. [Mis. Hum.]


this is in the sidebar

he burns Hillary - and neutralizes the idea of a female president, surprisingly

the crowd doesn't know what to do

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:56 AM (qCMvj)

523 ".........sounds like you've moved all the way into anarcho-libertarianism"

Might as well put me in this category too. I would be more than happy to be free from the rule of Springfield as well as D.C.

The politicians in either city don't represent me. They just want my Tax $$$.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Late and short. at May 03, 2016 07:56 AM (WVsWD)

524 Vote for me....and all your dreams will come true.

Posted by: Pedro at May 03, 2016 07:58 AM (/ciMI)

525

Today's thread finally up

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 03, 2016 07:58 AM (qCMvj)

526 Dump up

Posted by: Bruce at May 03, 2016 07:58 AM (8ikIW)

527 This host has labeled the Trump movement Nationalist, Populist, Agrarian. States rights? I've read right here at AoS Trump supporters bash "states rights" especially as it pertains to the primaries. Trumps views don't exactly jibe with the constitution, Kelo.


The host can label them unicorns. Doesn't make it so. I want Trump to help destroy the GOPe. After that, I have no use for him.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 03, 2016 07:58 AM (cWLG9)

528 @518 I like it. "Hecadecade went by before they even noticed."
"I was heptadecade before it was a thing."
"Sexadecade."
Ago. I pentadecade up.

und so weiter

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 03, 2016 07:58 AM (xq1UY)

529 @516

Actually the one big "Conservstive" accomplishment in the last 30 year was "welfare reform" which was completely undone by Obama through executive fiat.

The GOP pussy boys being the pussy boys haven't said boo.

As I said the only thing conservatism does is conserve progressive gains.

It is not a governing philosophy but, in the immortal words of the Ewok, a virtue signifier. Nothing more.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 07:59 AM (M+Oml)

530 @Kreplach-Classical Liberal, constitutionalist? Says the guy supporting a North Eastern Liberal.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 07:59 AM (wnwJC)

531 Yeah, how exactly is Trump a federalist?

I have not heard him say much about it one way or another.

I wonder if he even understands WHY we have a Tenth Amendment.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (uAvJJ)

532 Morning, horde. Great links, Maet and Vic. Who needs Fox?

Posted by: creeper at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (ghfOx)

533 427
Al Jazeera says muzzie radicalization is a myth. But that is OK with the cult of islam. Lying is permitted.


http://tinyurl.com/hzlvf9e

??? Al Jazeera? I thought they were dead.

Posted by: creeper at May 03, 2016 08:00 AM (ghfOx)

534 Kreplach, I think you are muddying the difference between principles, policies, and strategies/tactics.

The principles behind conservatism are timeless: smaller government, freer markets, robust defense, respect for traditional values. Whatever the GOP does, or does not, do, these principles remain.

The policies are what individuals propose in order to implement such principles. Such as welfare reform in the 90's as you point out.

The strategies and tactics are the political minutiae that politicians try to put in place in order to get said policies written into law.

I think it's important to clearly delineate between these three. When I call myself a conservative, it is because I find myself most in agreement with conservative *principles*, regardless of the specific policies or the particular tactics employed on any particular issue.

It seems as though most of your complaints are directed against the GOP's choices of policies and strategies. Fair enough, they have earned a great deal of criticism there. But it isn't really fair to say that because the GOP has failed on some strategic level, that *conservative principles* have failed.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:05 AM (uAvJJ)

535 @529 Kreplach-It's posts like this, lumping the Gope and conservatives like me together, prove there will no rational, reasonable debate amongst us.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 08:06 AM (wnwJC)

536 @530

Well I live in NJ and haven't been able to vote yet and by the time I get to vote the race will effectively be over, it's going to be over by tomorrow by the way.

And here's the thing, it's not my fault that the non-Trump fucktards let him get to their "right" and then wasted months attacking him for not being "Conservstive" all the while espousing views that were being rejected by a plurality of GOP voters. In effect telling the voters and me to go fuck ourselves.

I don't know about you but when someone tells me to go fuck myself I don't usually get the warm fuzzies for that person.

I had hoped their could be a Trump/Cruz ticket but Cruz's arrogance, chicanery and scheming preclude this now.

Too bad.

I hope to see a Trump/Cotton ticket now.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 08:09 AM (M+Oml)

537 @527 rickb223-If Trump gets the nomination, win or lose in the general, Trump will only entrench the Establishment. When Trump is gone, the GOPe will still be there.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 08:10 AM (wnwJC)

538 The GOP needs to be destroyed and rebuilt along those lines.



Because as far as I can tell all conservatism does is conserve progressive gains.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 07:48 AM (M+Oml)


Or we just leave the Elephants on the Titanic and start a new party / hijack some tiny minority party. That's also an option. It's the people that make a party, not the name and history. They'd rather be the Captain of a sinking ship than a passenger in a lifeboat. Let 'em.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 03, 2016 08:12 AM (J+mig)

539 How exactly is Trump going to rebuild the GOP along a "classical constitutionalist" and/or anarcho-libertarian view? He is neither of those things.

I would like to have a GOP that was more libertarian-friendly, frankly. But the most libertarian-friendly candidate in the race was Rand Paul, and he got tepid support at best.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:14 AM (uAvJJ)

540 @536 Kreplach-The TEA Party 2010/2014 says hello. Well being from New Jersey having Chris Christie on your team should please you. Embracing my non-Trump Fucktardedness.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 08:16 AM (wnwJC)

541 Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 08:05 AM (uAvJJ)


What you call consevatism isn't what everyone else calls conservatism. Ask anybody on the street, and you'll get a dozen different definitions, most of them bad, outright wrong, or just different than your own.

So why not call your version of it something else, and avoid all of the negative connotations associated with those other kinds? Any corporation with such a damaged brand would have trucked out a new name and logo a long time ago.

The principles aren't wrong. Those who have claimed to hold them, and didn't, and have given them a bad name are what's wrong. Let them hold the name and take your principles with you under a new one.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 03, 2016 08:17 AM (J+mig)

542 @539 chemjeff-Pissing in the wind.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 08:19 AM (wnwJC)

543 @Cato-Whatever label you want to put on yours or my views=racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, fascist, etc. Let's concede the language to the left like we have with "liberal" and now "conservatism." Yeah new labels will work, huh?

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2016 08:23 AM (wnwJC)

544 @543

These things happen.

For nearly two decades in the 80s and 90s the word liberal became an epithet.

So what did the the left do?

They rebranded themselves as "progressives"

Because who can be against progress?


"Conservstive" is now an epithet.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 03, 2016 08:32 AM (M+Oml)

545 So you want to give in to the left's demonization of conservatism and hop on the bandwagon yourself?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 03, 2016 09:11 AM (uAvJJ)

546 Obama said he would hold back the Tides..but we needs that shit...wottsit for??

Posted by: saf at May 03, 2016 12:09 PM (+zN6H)

547 Wots Kate Uptit engaged in.... spandex stretching AGAIN..hope it's not Trump cos he has small hands

Posted by: saf at May 03, 2016 12:13 PM (+zN6H)

548 It's Christina Hendricks' birthday and you didn't send her best wishes. What's wrong with you?

Posted by: Isophorone at May 03, 2016 01:19 PM (zIL1t)

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A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
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