Overnight Open Thread (20 May 2016)

Finally, some sanity in the bathroom wars. College reverses decision, rehires famed Delta Force hero.

Well Duh

Not shocking to those with a brain. IMF: Iran must stop funding terror, money laundering if it wants to join global economy. Too late now with sanctions not in place. Gotta have a fake success story for SCOAMF.

Green Military

Costly renewable energy regulations prevent our military from doing its job. This is among many things that keep the military focused on political BS rather than warfighting prowess.

In other green energy news, world's largest solar plant catches fire.

some of Ivanpah's mirrors were misaligned. That means that the sunbeams were concentrated and focused on the wrong spot, causing electrical cables to catch fire.
Workers and firefighters were reportedly able to put out the blaze in about 20 minutes, but it left the plant with melted and scorched implements.

Inverted Bass Solo

Gun Furniture

Gun sales drive specialty 'concealment' craze.

Drinking

The drunkest (and driest) cities in America. Dang Wisconsin. 5 of the top 10 are in Wisconsin.

Also related. Everyone in the world is drinking less alcohol except Americans.

Koreans Try Whisky For The First Time

Oh c'mon. Compared to Soju, whisky is damn smooth.

Spyplanes

Heh. Sigmund Freud's guide to spyplanes.

"Schaulust is a German word which describes the pleasure we feel in looking. This curiosity or scopophilia is a powerful pleasure and one that if not indulged in directly will leading to sublimation in another activity, often one remarkably similar to erotic voyeurism. The love of a military aircraft find its roots in the Purified Pleasure Ego, that facet of the ego that projects its own badness onto external objects. The spyplane, exemplified by the erotically supercharged SR-71 is an example of the hyper-sexualisation of the object (often bolstered by patriotism, itself a product of the Uber-Ich). Sitting at such a giddy vertex of powerful impulses makes the spyplane a powerful symbol. It is because of this that the spyplane occupies such a particularly potent appeal to the unconscious."

Money

A third of cash is held by 5 U.S. companies. Two of those companies (Alphabet (Google) and Microsoft) were in the top 5 donors to Obama in 2012. I'm sure the other 3 are mostly democrat donors too.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by vintage ads: real...or a really good fake?

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1 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 20, 2016 10:05 PM (T/cxb)

2 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:05 PM (EzgxV)

3 Nice

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2016 10:07 PM (ptqRm)

4 Could have been first, but was too busy appreciating this fine ONT.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 20, 2016 10:07 PM (on01m)

5 I read the content

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 20, 2016 10:08 PM (voOPb)

6 Could have been first, but was too busy appreciating this fine ONT.

I watched the Inverted Bass Solo video before posting, and still got the top spot.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 20, 2016 10:09 PM (T/cxb)

7 Woot woot ONT

Appleton, WI drinking town

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

8 In other green energy news, world's largest solar plant catches fire.

But at least they've successfully used their atomic powered death ray to slaughter thousands of birds mid-flight...

Posted by: The Solar Hat at May 20, 2016 10:09 PM (vBeA5)

9 willowed I was.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:09 PM (1ZOkK)

10 "Could have been first, but was too busy appreciating this fine ONT."

No shit, right.


I get all the way down to the bottom, and there ain't no comments.

I really gotta give up content for competition.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2016 10:10 PM (ptqRm)

11 Stella has it figured out. Reminds me of my Bella. If there is reincarnation I want to come back as a dog with me as it's owner. I'm ridiculous as a mom to a dog. I fluff her pillows at night, I walk her 4 miles a day and when we grill I always make her the same thing we are getting.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:10 PM (R33tx)

12 Angry Birds Movie, too many adult jokes, environmentalism, SJW whining and a coexist bumper sticker. That is all. Kids movie is not a kid movie.

And as for the drunken cities, obviously they haven't been down to the Rio Grande Valley cities.

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 20, 2016 10:10 PM (Ht/4p)

13 But at least they've successfully used their atomic powered death ray to slaughter thousands of birds mid-flight...
They call it the "Avian assisted meteorite simulator."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 20, 2016 10:11 PM (T/cxb)

14 Great tone in both directions on that bass.

All I care about is tone.

Posted by: Meremortal, wine needed at May 20, 2016 10:11 PM (3myMJ)

15 Trump

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:11 PM (s+gIW)

16 Nice ONT M....

yeah I am just about ready to use the tax code punitively.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 20, 2016 10:11 PM (g8Hfr)

17 In other green energy news, world's largest solar plant catches fire.

heh.


suckers.

Posted by: Solyndra at May 20, 2016 10:12 PM (uxHUH)

18 Evening, Horde. Happy Friday!

Posted by: ALH at May 20, 2016 10:13 PM (Z56vq)

19 Posted by: Molly k at May

Hell I'll be your puppy, I'm housebroken

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 20, 2016 10:13 PM (voOPb)

20 Read content. Read comments. Drank.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 20, 2016 10:14 PM (D0J8L)

21 11
Stella has it figured out. Reminds me of my Bella. If there is
reincarnation I want to come back as a dog with me as it's owner. I'm
ridiculous as a mom to a dog. I fluff her pillows at night, I walk her 4
miles a day and when we grill I always make her the same thing we are
getting.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:10 PM (R33tx)


We say the same thing about our two kitties. They have the life.

However, they're getting old now with health issues. They'll live out their days in comfort, and when things begin to get tough, the vet will come to the house and they'll die in our arms.

Dammit. *getting dusty*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:14 PM (1ZOkK)

22 I shall spend my remaining days scaring myself out of sleep with YouTube videos. I kind of think that cackling noise is Big Brother, who really moved in very subtly.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 20, 2016 10:14 PM (AroJD)

23 That ad looks like it's featuring a younger Hilldog.

Posted by: MTF at May 20, 2016 10:15 PM (/m8T6)

24 Thanks CDR-M for yet another tasty and nutritious ONT.


Looks like headboard shotgun dude just muzzle whipped his wife as she was sitting up to see what the commotion was.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 20, 2016 10:15 PM (NeFrd)

25 It won't be long now.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 20, 2016 10:15 PM (YT5Rb)

26 Obama Administration Condemns Thousands of Eagles to Death

In order to facilitate companies that slaughter endangered birds with "eagle blenders" (and also dabble in "green energy"), the Obama administration is allowing even more endangered birds to be wantonly slaughtered.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11723

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 20, 2016 10:15 PM (vBeA5)

27 23
That ad looks like it's featuring a younger Hilldog.

Posted by: MTF at May 20, 2016 10:15 PM (/m8T6)



Nah. Hilldawg would be one of those hairless crested Chinese whatever dogs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:16 PM (1ZOkK)

28
Yikes! There's a coyote 10 feet from my window. It's doing a bunch of stretches - front legs/back legs, now scratching. Watched it for about 5 minutes and now it wandered away. There's a little dog next door but he's behind a fence so he shd be safe.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 20, 2016 10:16 PM (iQIUe)

29 " world's largest solar plant catches fire."
------------

Serves the miserable SOB's right.

Posted by: Zombie roasted birds at May 20, 2016 10:16 PM (yddCj)

30 I like that headboard

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 20, 2016 10:16 PM (voOPb)

31 For as much as those Korean girls hated Jack Daniels, they still took it like champs.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 10:17 PM (Lv0zB)

32 19 Posted by: Molly k at May

Hell I'll be your puppy, I'm housebroken


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 20, 2016 10:13 PM (voOPb)


...........

I'll consider it. Need some measurements tho. I'm 5'2 and about 115, shes about 80 pounds and we share a couch and I have to curl up to make her fit!

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:17 PM (R33tx)

33 Whiskey is not meant to taste good. It is meant to get you drunk quickly.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 20, 2016 10:18 PM (hVdx9)

34 Spinning the new John Carpenter album, and it just feels like you're watching one of his movies.

Theater of the mind, or whatever.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 10:18 PM (Lv0zB)

35 Yikes! There's a coyote 10 feet from my window. It's doing a bunch of stretches - front legs/back legs, now scratching. Watched it for about 5 minutes and now it wandered away. There's a little dog next door but he's behind a fence so he shd be safe.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
****
Hahahahahaha. You keep thinking that.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:19 PM (hVdx9)

36 I saw a coyote for the first time today, running through the backyard of our development. I think the problem is there is a lot of development being done, and cities don't want to deal with the issues of the animals getting displaced. West side suburbs of Cleveland is no place for coyotes.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 20, 2016 10:19 PM (FQKBL)

37 Ivanpah has been killing birds and wildlife for years.

But that's okay! They died for the Cause!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emBY6phmn9E

Posted by: PJ at May 20, 2016 10:20 PM (cHuNI)

38 We LOVE small pets that are 20 pounds or less.
Let them out for the night or to go "tinkle". Me and my friends will be waiting.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:20 PM (hVdx9)

39 However, they're getting old now with health issues. They'll live out their days in comfort, and when things begin to get tough, the vet will come to the house and they'll die in our arms.

Dammit. *getting dusty*



Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:14 PM (1ZOkK)


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

My eyes are dusty too,..... I have thought about this. Our first dog died getting run over. It was just done and over. This one who knows but if I have to put her down someday I don't think I could watch the vet do it. I'm a hospice nurse and hold hands with dying people all the time. My pet is different

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:20 PM (R33tx)

40 Coyote's are sneaky, nasty fuckers. Keep both eyes on them, and borrow someone else's.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 10:20 PM (Lv0zB)

41 We have coyotes down here in Savannah now.

There's a cattle farm a few miles away, and I spotted a little donkey in with the cows and calves.

A friend told me a donkey will stomp the hell out of a coyote or marauding dog.

Learn something every day.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:21 PM (1ZOkK)

42 Smirnoff? Phhhhhhht! Never heard of it.

That one is fake.

Now, if it had said Val-U-Rite then I'd have bought it.

Posted by: TheSev at May 20, 2016 10:21 PM (Av8i6)

43 Coyote's are sneaky, nasty fuckers. Keep both eyes on them, and borrow someone else's.

Posted by: Chupacabra
*****

Lies! All lies! We are all vegans!

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:22 PM (hVdx9)

44 35 Yikes! There's a coyote 10 feet from my window. It's doing a bunch of stretches - front legs/back legs, now scratching. Watched it for about 5 minutes and now it wandered away. There's a little dog next door but he's behind a fence so he shd be safe.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
****
Hahahahahaha. You keep thinking that.


Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:19 PM (hVdx9)


/looks at the Acme Catalog, for rocket jet packs to get over the fence...

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:23 PM (qf6WZ)

45 What's with the troll?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:23 PM (1ZOkK)

46 One of my sidejobs has been Coyote Killing...

I thought I'd feel guilt about them being Dog looking.

Nope they are evil and murder everything they can up to cattle and sheep.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 20, 2016 10:23 PM (g8Hfr)

47 Coyote's are the Sheriff Bart of the animal kingdom.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 10:23 PM (Lv0zB)

48 In an incredible turn of events, the Shit Midas touch has confirmed to still be in effect. The great irony is that the business taking it in the gut is getting bulldozed (literally) by uber progressives.

While visiting Asheville, NC, Obama had barbecue from 12 Bones, a local barbecue restaurant. Last week, the city of Asheville announced that the property would be taken by imminent domain in order to make access to 'The Arts District' easier.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:23 PM (yddCj)

49 41 Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:21 PM (1ZOkK)

They will also kick the cows on a long enough timeline...

Donkeys human and equine are assholes.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (g8Hfr)

50 "Dog Video:"
The Life Of Stella

Is Stella doing a new trailer for the new Kristen Stewart flick?

Posted by: Chi at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (ewTXf)

51 /looks at the Acme Catalog, for rocket jet packs to get over the fence...

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote
****

What? Too much junk in the trunk?
6-7 foot walls are no problem.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (hVdx9)

52 I'm use to coyotes but usually dont see them in daylight and right out side my window. They often travel in packs of 3. See them garbage pick up morning a lot.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (iQIUe)

53 Hi all, long day here.

Might crash soon. Wife claims I'm drunk.

She might be right.

Be well you Morons.

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (o/90i)

54 Nope they are evil and murder everything they can up to cattle and sheep.

Posted by: sven10077
****

Hey now, they had it coming.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:25 PM (hVdx9)

55 I love a good beer buzz early in the morning.

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at May 20, 2016 10:25 PM (PtkC+)

56 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:23 PM (yddCj)


Because after all, your betters really know what's best for you, for your state, for your country, but most of all what's best for themselves!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 20, 2016 10:25 PM (wYnyS)

57 Isn't that barbeque restaurant incredibly popular? Like wait in line for hours popular? If I was an owner of that restaurant, I'd take my restaurant elsewhere, maybe close by, and let my customers know where I was going.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (FQKBL)

58 The lady in the Smirnoff ad looks like Michael Jackson, lol.

Posted by: PJ at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (cHuNI)

59 Learn something every day.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
---------

Common to keep a burro with sheep for that reason. The burros become very protective of 'their' sheep.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (yddCj)

60 30 I like that headboard
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
-----------------
Well, you've been married for years, so I guess I understand that...

Posted by: Chi at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (ewTXf)

61 54 Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:25 PM (hVdx9)

We all got it coming you mangy cur....

//Raccoon with an AR

Posted by: sven10077 at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (g8Hfr)

62 51 /looks at the Acme Catalog, for rocket jet packs to get over the fence...

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote
****

What? Too much junk in the trunk?
6-7 foot walls are no problem.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (hVdx9)


Last time I tried to jump over the fence... President Obama was there and told me it was safe to jump...

Yep...... cliff on the other side...

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (qf6WZ)

63 I thought I detected a lack of interest on the last thread.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

64 53 Hi all, long day here.

Might crash soon. Wife claims I'm drunk.

She might be right.

Be well you Morons.

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (o/90i)

..........

As someone who has once held the title of Wife for many years I'm going to guess she is probably right.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (R33tx)

65 That's not whiskey, that's Jack Daniels.

Posted by: Motionview at May 20, 2016 10:27 PM (REufr)

66
41 We have coyotes down here in Savannah now.

There's a cattle farm a few miles away, and I spotted a little donkey in with the cows and calves.

A friend told me a donkey will stomp the hell out of a coyote or marauding dog.

Learn something every day.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:21 PM (1ZOkK)



The first CPA partnership I worked for, they had an Associate CPA who they hoped would eventually join the partnership. He had a good-sized advertising poster hung on his wall, black and white, with a guy in a hat and trenchcoat standing under a streetlight in the fog. The caption read: "Accountancy was my life....until I discovered Smirnoff."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:27 PM (EzgxV)

67 Isn't that barbeque restaurant incredibly popular? Like wait in line for hours popular? If I was an owner of that restaurant, I'd take my restaurant elsewhere, maybe close by, and let my customers know where I was going.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius
--------------

Yes. But... it's for the arts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:27 PM (yddCj)

68 No coyotes any more. Think the freeway and development make the pocket canyons and hillsides here insufficient sources of food for them.


Last one I saw, I saw 3 times over course of a year (sure it was the same one). Thing must have been feasting on the outdoor pet food of idiot owners - coyotes are kind of the sad homeless of the small varmint work, usually mangy and awful looking, this little guy had a beautiful coat.


Coyotes, roadrunners, snakes - three indigenous critters that abounded in my yute, but now are absent. Unfortunately rats, skunks, raccoons, and possum remain.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2016 10:28 PM (QDnY+)

69
While visiting Asheville, NC, Obama had barbecue
from 12 Bones, a local barbecue restaurant. Last week, the city of
Asheville announced that the property would be taken by imminent domain
in order to make access to 'The Arts District' easier.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:23 PM (yddCj)


Shit Midas strikes again. Hasn't Asheville become Hipster Central? I haven't visited in a while, but we used to go up once every couple of years.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:28 PM (1ZOkK)

70 There was a story here in AZ where a couple lost 2 out of their 3 beloved shih-Tzu's to coyotes in in a night.
They went out thru their doggy door to go potty and only one made it back inside alive.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 20, 2016 10:28 PM (hVdx9)

71 Every Morning's a Smirnoff Morning?

Is that real??

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:28 PM (qUNWi)

72 55 I love a good beer buzz early in the morning.


Posted by: Sheryl Crow at May 20, 2016 10:25 PM (PtkC+)


.......
I was just about to say "I like your style" then I saw the commenter.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:28 PM (R33tx)

73 Posted by: Wile E. Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (qf6WZ)

I thought fences didn't work (even though the White House fence is getting raised just in case).

I guess that a fence cliff arrangement might work extremely well!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 20, 2016 10:29 PM (wYnyS)

74 Smirnoff gal looks like Michael Jackson.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 10:29 PM (zKSco)

75 66
41 We have coyotes down here in Savannah now.

There's a cattle farm a few miles away, and I spotted a little donkey in with the cows and calves.

A friend told me a donkey will stomp the hell out of a coyote or marauding dog.

Learn something every day.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:21 PM (1ZOkK)



The first CPA partnership I worked for, they had an Associate CPA who they hoped would eventually join the partnership. He had a good-sized advertising poster hung on his wall, black and white, with a guy in a hat and trenchcoat standing under a streetlight in the fog. The caption read: "Accountancy was my life....until I discovered Smirnoff."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:27 PM (EzgxV)



Pulled the wrong comment to quote.....I think I need to drink more.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:29 PM (EzgxV)

76 >>I saw a coyote for the first time today, running through the backyard of our development.


If you see a coyote during daylight hours you have way too many coyotes running around.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:29 PM (OxUnq)

77 Evening, overnightlies.

Led off with and ended with dogs. CDR M does it right.



He entertained my generation as the guy who owned (or was pwned by) talking horse Mr Ed...

and entertained my kids' generation as the voice of Uncle $crooge in Duck Tales...

Alan Young, dead at 96yo.

Another one of those "Wow, he was still alive?" guys.

In several post-Mr Ed roles he played a character named Wilbur.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0949241

Posted by: mindful webworker - a choice echo at May 20, 2016 10:30 PM (5a8XA)

78 Coyotes are everywhere whether you know it or not.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

79 Shit Midas strikes again. Hasn't Asheville become Hipster Central? I haven't visited in a while, but we used to go up once every couple of years.

Posted by: Jane D'oh
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Yup. Ultra Progressive. Our new Chieftess of Police has a 'wife'. I have no idea which bathroom they use.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:30 PM (yddCj)

80 We all got it coming you mangy cur....

//Raccoon with an AR

Posted by: sven10077
****

We meant again my mortal enemy.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:31 PM (hVdx9)

81 Just an obvious observation about drunk and non drunk cities.


Most of drunk cities are in mid west are with high Catholic population, left over from French settlements and in WI dirty scandis



Most of the dry cities are in the South, Baptist with Scotch settlers, only exception it UT with the Mormons.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 10:31 PM (jJRIy)

82 I grew up on a ranch in the badlands. We would lose cattle often and the coyotes were know to come feed on them. I would tag along with my brother and his gun because it was like shooting fish in a barrel. I couldn't count how many we dragged home to skin and sell.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:31 PM (R33tx)

83 Yup. Ultra Progressive. Our new Chieftess of Police has a 'wife'. I have no idea which bathroom they use.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:30 PM (yddCj)




Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:31 PM (1ZOkK)

84 The lady in the Smirnoff ad looks like Michael Jackson, lol.

Posted by: PJ at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM (cHuNI)


Heh! You beat me to it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (zKSco)

85 Smirnoff gal looks like Michael Jackson.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

Meh. Give me some Smirnoff and I'll make her go hee-heeee.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (hVdx9)

86 If you see a coyote during daylight hours you have way too many coyotes running around.
Posted by: garrett
---------------

A while back, I saw a guy chasing one up the fairway at a local golf course. Pretty sure it was a nine iron that he was brandishing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (yddCj)

87 80 Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:31 PM (hVdx9)

How's your wife and my kids?

//Raccoon with an AR

Posted by: sven10077 at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (g8Hfr)

88 Coyotes are everywhere whether you know it or not.
Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

****

Sure, but when you see them day time, time to break out the varmint rifle.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (YLidQ)

89 78 Coyotes are everywhere whether you know it or not.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:30 PM (qUNWi)



They say that people are rarely more than 25 feet from a rat in most urban/suburban environments.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)

90 Earlier this year, Momma coyote had a litter in the woods behind the house. She would bring home dinner and the kits would start yelping, then every dog in the neighborhood would go nuts. Usually at 2AM or so.

Kitteh is confined to quarters.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (/WPPJ)

91 Drunkest cities:
16. Janesville-Beloit, WI

That's where I learned to drink.

Posted by: mindful webworker - beer and rum at May 20, 2016 10:33 PM (5a8XA)

92 Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:30 PM (qUNWi)

Seen them in Maine 30 years ago.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 20, 2016 10:33 PM (Xo1Rt)

93 http://tinyurl.com/h38t54y

My plan for High Velocity domination of near human battlespace goes on...


SFW Raccoon pic

Posted by: sven10077 at May 20, 2016 10:34 PM (g8Hfr)

94 They say that people are rarely more than 25 feet from a rat in most urban/suburban environments.....

*shifty-eyes*

Posted by: Hillary voter at May 20, 2016 10:34 PM (PtkC+)

95 There was a pack of coyotes at Ft. Pulaski a few years ago, and a ranger spotted them hunting in a pack (which is supposed to be unusual). They were after a small herd of deer.

Someone freaked out and scared the deer off so the coyotes wouldn't eat Bambi (even though we're neck deep in deer here, and pay shooters to take them out).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:34 PM (1ZOkK)

96 I have a friend that baits an area under a pole-mounted security lamp. He actually has a bench set up about 75 yds. away. Uses a .270

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:35 PM (yddCj)

97 I'm worried about the coyote problem, garrett, but our area doesn't do anything about the extreme overpopulation of deer or geese that we have. Other than get worked into a froth over evil men with guns or bows being brought in to take out some of these animals. Who will otherwise starve to death or die on the front bumper of a minivan.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 20, 2016 10:35 PM (FQKBL)

98 Mmmm...whiskey...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2016 10:35 PM (0mRoj)

99 Most of the dry cities are in the South, Baptist with Scotch settlers, only exception it UT with the Mormons.
Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 10:31 PM (jJRIy)

****

Well, imagine that. You are stereotyping. Who ever woulda thought that would happen?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 10:35 PM (YLidQ)

100 Sure, but when you see them day time, time to break out the varmint rifle.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty
*****

Hey now, we are just a type of wild doggy trying to survive. It's hard out here for a coyote.
We love tummy rubs too. Swearsies.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:35 PM (hVdx9)

101 "Trailer Park Boys." Best television comedy ever? Discuss.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at May 20, 2016 10:36 PM (JpxX6)

102 A while back, I saw a guy chasing one up the fairway at a local golf course. Pretty sure it was a nine iron that he was brandishing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (yddCj)

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

Sure that wasn't Elin Nordegren?

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:36 PM (R33tx)

103 "Every morning's a Smirnoff morning."

Tell me about it!!

Posted by: Janis Joplin at May 20, 2016 10:36 PM (ntObR)

104 >>They say that people are rarely more than 25 feet from a rat in most urban/suburban environments.....


Where does all the rat poop go? Seriously, Manhattan has to be 92+% rat poop, by volume.

Where is it?

This has bothered me since I was about 15 or so.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:36 PM (OxUnq)

105 Shit Midas strikes again. Hasn't Asheville become
Hipster Central? I haven't visited in a while, but we used to go up once
every couple of years.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:28 PM (1ZOkK)

YES. And Warren Wilson College is near by with the most liberal hippies in the nation. Downtown is nothing but tattooed fags and hipsters.


AND good cheap restaurants, go figure.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 10:37 PM (jJRIy)

106
They say that people are rarely more than 25 feet from a rat in most urban/suburban environments.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)


Saw a large rat out in broad daylight near the University Club in DC for a pre-wedding party last year. Didn't even try to scurry off. Not as big as our river rats, though.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:37 PM (1ZOkK)

107 103 "Every morning's a Smirnoff morning."

Tell me about it!!
Posted by: Janis Joplin at May 20, 2016 10:36 PM (ntObR)

I thought you were a Southern Comfort gal.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2016 10:37 PM (0mRoj)

108 Sure that wasn't Elin Nordegren?
Posted by: Molly k
-----------

Nah. It was a guy, and there was no Escalade involved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:38 PM (yddCj)

109 Hey everybody.

Insomniac, ol' Janis could drink 'em out of stock sometimes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 10:38 PM (ntObR)

110 Yeah give 'em the stuff that tastes like liquid charcoal.

Cute girls though.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 20, 2016 10:38 PM (4ErVI)

111 A while back, I saw a guy chasing one up the fairway at a local golf course. Pretty sure it was a nine iron that he was brandishing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (yddCj)


All together now: "That's not enough club!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 10:38 PM (zKSco)

112 Good news about Boykin. He's been in liberals' craw for years.

Howard Dean launched a jihad against Boykin for something else he said, back when Dean was running for president.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (ntObR)

113 "A friend told me a donkey will stomp the hell out of a coyote or marauding dog. "

They will. Go down the road from me keeps a little burro with his goat herd.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (9ym/8)

114 Damn. Pittsburgh is making a game out of this one.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (OxUnq)

115 Wait, 15 drinks per week is a "heavy drinker"? I consider that to be drying out.

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (e+1S5)

116 God...don't say Southern Comfort....

That make the lining of my stomach spontaneously puke.

Horribad memory.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

117 Think that in heaven, Janis and Amy Winehouse are having drinking contests? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (ntObR)

118 A while back, I saw a guy chasing one up the fairway at a local golf course. Pretty sure it was a nine iron that he was brandishing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer
****

I was trying to draw him back to my pack. Heh.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (hVdx9)

119 >> "A friend told me a donkey will stomp the hell out of a coyote or marauding dog.


Alpaca and Llama, too.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (OxUnq)

120 So to be clear, the White House shot what they thought was a home intruder?
AmIright?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (08Znv)

121 Anyone seen Keanu? Or thinking about it?

Mean the movie, but Keanu Reeves responses are welcome as well

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (+b2T3)

122 8 In other green energy news, world's largest solar plant catches fire.

But at least they've successfully used their atomic powered death ray to slaughter thousands of birds mid-flight...
Posted by: The Solar Hat at May 20, 2016 10:09 PM (vBeA5)

Some enterprising souls should open up a KFC near one of these solar plants.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (wQWv4)

123 116 God...don't say Southern Comfort....

That make the lining of my stomach spontaneously puke.

Horribad memory.
Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

So that's yours eh? Mine's Captain Morgan.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (0mRoj)

124 . Downtown is nothing but tattooed fags and hipsters.


AND good cheap restaurants, go figure.


Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 10:37 PM (jJRIy


Now that wasn't very PC was it? You should probably refer to them as over inked involved youths and shower challenged individuals.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (R33tx)

125 Koreans drink hard. Every time I was over there I gifted my Korean helpers with Red or Black Label J Walker.

Posted by: L-188 Loadmasters Assoc. at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (Doh4+)

126 117 Think that in heaven, Janis and Amy Winehouse are having drinking contests? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (ntObR)

Vein-locating contests.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2016 10:41 PM (0mRoj)

127 I was trying to draw him back to my pack. Heh.
Posted by: Agile Coyote
-------------

It's a trap!

Posted by: or... a bunker at May 20, 2016 10:41 PM (yddCj)

128 >>Mine's Captain Morgan.


Fuck that guy. Fuck him right in the ass.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:41 PM (OxUnq)

129 Absolutely on Keanu. Haven't yet, but will.

It's such a ridiculous premise. And, cats.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (Lv0zB)

130 41 We have coyotes down here in Savannah now.

There's a cattle farm a few miles away, and I spotted a little donkey in with the cows and calves.

A friend told me a donkey will stomp the hell out of a coyote or marauding dog.

Learn something every day.
Posted by: Jane D'oh



I read in National Geographic years ago that sheep herders out West would get some Llamas because Llamas were VERY hostile towards wolves and Coyotes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (Oa4q+)

131 Well, imagine that. You are stereotyping. Who ever woulda thought that would happen?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 10:35 PM (YLidQ)


History isn't a stereo type. The French settled most of the Midwest, remember the LA purchase? French are Catholic, AKA, their settlements are still Catholic. Catholic's drink
The South was English and Scotch-Irish . Mostly Church of England and hard drinkers, but the Southern Baptists sweep through the South after the War of Northern Aggression and converted fine drinking men into, well Baptist.


It's a shame it is.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (jJRIy)

132 Wait, 15 drinks per day week is a "heavy drinker"? I consider that to be drying out.
Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at May 20, 2016 10:39 PM (e+1S5)

******

Fixed that for ya.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (YLidQ)

133 128 >>Mine's Captain Morgan.


Fuck that guy. Fuck him right in the ass.
Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:41 PM (OxUnq)

And both eye sockets.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (0mRoj)

134 Anyone who doesn't listen to the Larry Elder pod is missing out. He's the shit. It costs a little money, but well spent. So glad he has been syndicated nationally. About time.

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (Thfz7)

135 120
So to be clear, the White House shot what they thought was a home intruder?

AmIright?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 20, 2016 10:40 PM (08Znv)


Sounds more like suicide by cop/secret service. And don't worry, Barry was on the golf course at Andrews AFB.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (1ZOkK)

136 I was trying to draw him back to my pack. Heh.
Posted by: Agile Coyote
-------------

It's a trap!

Posted by: or... a bunker
****

I mean, he pulled a 9 on me.

Posted by: Agile Coyote at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (hVdx9)

137 I'm thinking about taking my 17 year old son to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry, aquarium, filed museum, etc. What else should I check out?

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)

138 ***Top 5 Things Overheard At The Solar Plant Fire***

5. "D'oh!!"

4. "Al Gore's gonna have my legs broke!"

3. "No big loss. Rosie O'Donnell's vibrator usage alone was overtaxing our system"

2. "If the insurance goons come sniffing around, you dint see nuttin!"

1. "Thank God we can always fall back on nuclear!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (ntObR)

139 Sure that wasn't Elin Nordegren?

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:36 PM (R33tx)

I'd give her my driver for a few years.

Posted by: Blano at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (lbcdD)

140 137 I'm thinking about taking my 17 year old son to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry, aquarium, filed museum, etc. What else should I check out?
Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)

An armored escort service?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (0mRoj)

141 Downtown is nothing but tattooed fags and hipsters.
-----------

No one local goes downtown anymore.
Sad.
All that remains are the stories of how it used to be neat little mountain town.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (yddCj)

142 " "Trailer Park Boys." Best television comedy ever? Discuss."


I only occasionally LOL at an episode but I often find myself grinning all the way through episodes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 10:44 PM (9ym/8)

143 53 Hi all, long day here.
Might crash soon. Wife claims I'm drunk.
She might be right.
Be well you Morons.
T
Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2016 10:24 PM (o/90i) ........

As someone who has once held the title of Wife for many years I'm going to guess she is probably right.
Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:26 PM

Oh she's right Molly. Just trying to find out if the answer is another back surgery. Guess it might be but isn't appealing to me. Such is life.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2016 10:44 PM (o/90i)

144 >>What else should I check out?


A Cubs game.


Before it all falls apart for them.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:44 PM (OxUnq)

145 Nip - BTW, Charlotte ain't looking so hot either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:44 PM (yddCj)

146 106
They say that people are rarely more than 25 feet from a rat in most urban/suburban environments.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)

...........

The worst I have seen was my sister and I got lost in Venice. That place is like a bad corn maze. It was dark and every turn we took was bright beady eyes and long tails. They were Yugge,

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:44 PM (R33tx)

147 It's a shame it is.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (jJRIy)

****

All Imcan say to that is.....Wow. Truly.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 10:45 PM (YLidQ)

148
The lottery jackpot is $187 million bucks or $74,412,800 as a lump sum pay out minus federal taxes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 20, 2016 10:45 PM (iQIUe)

149 Had a fine steak for dinner, now I'm relaxing with a cigar and scotch. Don't know what tomorrow holds, but today is good. Hope the Horde is well. Cheers!

Posted by: PabloD at May 20, 2016 10:45 PM (GP2ST)

150 >>>Fixed that for ya.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 10:42 PM (YLidQ)

Umm....you sure about that?

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at May 20, 2016 10:46 PM (e+1S5)

151 Anybody here had the misfortune of catching an episode of "Bordertown" on Fox?

Gustavo Arellano was one of the writers. He's still pimping it at OCWeekly even though it's already been canceled.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 10:46 PM (ntObR)

152 137
I'm thinking about taking my 17 year old son to Chicago to see the
museum of science and industry, aquarium, filed museum, etc. What else
should I check out?

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)


We lived there for six years, and belonged to the Field Museum, Aquarium, and Brookfield Zoo.

Every opportunity I took our son to the Field (where my folks took me as a kid once, and is cool and creepy as hell), and the zoo. The aquarium was also great. But I still have a thing for the spooky Field Museum. All those old, stuffed animals, the long, dark corridors, the Egyptian mummies....dang I miss it!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:47 PM (1ZOkK)

153 145
Nip - BTW, Charlotte ain't looking so hot either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:44 PM (yddCj)

We do have pockets of Asheville in an about the city, NoDa, South End and fag central Dilworth.


Downtown, oops uptown, is now pretty Black at night with a sprinkling of hipsters.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 10:48 PM (jJRIy)

154 Umm....you sure about that?
Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at May 20, 2016 10:46 PM (e+1S5)

****

*Sigh*

So close.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 10:48 PM (YLidQ)

155 I'd give her my driver for a few years.

Posted by: Blano at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (lbcdD)


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

Pair that with a one stroke lead and life would be good right? Wait, a three stroke lead.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:48 PM (R33tx)

156 What else should I check out?

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)

Escape routes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 20, 2016 10:48 PM (WVsWD)

157 Raining again, and the wind has abated a little. Might venture out later, and flash up the burn barrel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 10:49 PM (zKSco)

158 CDR M - Thanks for the ONT. Nice... very nice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:50 PM (yddCj)

159 156
What else should I check out?



Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)



Escape routes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 20, 2016 10:48 PM (WVsWD)


THIS. Stay the hell away from the Southside.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:51 PM (1ZOkK)

160 Flash up the burn barrell = smokin a little chiba?

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:52 PM (qUNWi)

161
I'm thinking about taking my 17 year old son to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry, aquarium, filed museum, etc. What else should I check out?

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)







The Field Museum has the Tsavo Man-Eaters. Total evil badass Mother Nature at her most serial killerish.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 10:52 PM (LuZz8)

162 >>What else should I check out?


Man's Country is a must. Especially for a young man.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at May 20, 2016 10:53 PM (OxUnq)

163 Nip - Two words : Charlotte Observer

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:53 PM (yddCj)

164 I only occasionally LOL at an episode but I often find myself grinning all the way through episodes.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 10:44 PM (

I guffaw all the way through them. I swear the writers knew half of my friends growing up.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at May 20, 2016 10:53 PM (JpxX6)

165 THIS. Stay the hell away from the Southside.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:51 PM (1ZOkK)

Isn't most of that stuff on/near the south side? I don't recall now.

Posted by: Blano at May 20, 2016 10:54 PM (lbcdD)

166 THIS. Stay the hell away from the Southside.

With an armored, and preferably tracked, vehicle it's almost survivable.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 20, 2016 10:54 PM (T/cxb)

167 Tsavo maneaters look like pussies.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:54 PM (qUNWi)

168
The Field Museum has the Tsavo Man-Eaters. Total evil badass Mother Nature at her most serial killerish.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 10:52 PM (LuZz


Yeah, but they're the pussiest looking maneaters evah. They are small and maneless and just...weird. Watch "The Ghost and the Darkness" and check them out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:54 PM (1ZOkK)

169 156 What else should I check out?

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)

Escape routes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 20, 2016 10:48 PM (WVsWD)


Ha! My medical mind was thinking prior to leaving update your will and make sure you are a donor just in case. I've heard there is a big need for tissue donation there due to wild ass shootings.

Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:54 PM (R33tx)

170 Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 10:18 PM (Lv0zB)


Carpenter has a new album out?

Posted by: CDR M at May 20, 2016 10:55 PM (McoS+)

171 Isn't most of that stuff on/near the south side? I don't recall now.

Posted by: Blano at May 20, 2016 10:54 PM (lbcdD)


The Field and the aquarium are on the lake front near the hood. Don't venture past that area and you *should* be good.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:56 PM (1ZOkK)

172 Best singe rifle shot I'd ever made, was on a coyote ambling along at a lope, angling about 20 degrees away from me at what turned out to be 165 yards.

Led crosshair about a 3/4 dog's length ahead of the brisket, and held the lead through the squeeze.

Saw nothing but a massive puff of dust through the scope, and figured I'd missed.

Dust cleared, and there it was, shot cleanly through at the aft-most rib, gasping it's last futile breath.

7-Bar Ranch, Hebbronville, TX, 1989. Witnessed by the rancher.

Remington 700 BDL, .30-'06, Weaver K-6 fixed power, duplex reticle scope, 150 gr. Win. white box ammo.

I got to hunt does free on the ranch, that year. The rancher really hated coyotes.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2016 10:56 PM (McRlu)

173 >>Tsavo maneaters look like pussies.


They are the second most deadly of all the Weasels.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:56 PM (OxUnq)

174 137 I'm thinking about taking my 17 year old son to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry, aquarium, filed museum, etc. What else should I check out?

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)



Tickets elsewhere.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:57 PM (EzgxV)

175 So husband and I are embarking on a new adventure. We live and work in Eastern WA and are getting land as an early inheritance from MIL and are building a house on it for her to live in for seven or so years until we retire and move there, to be close to our families. So the house won't be new anymore, ah well. The worst part is having to live in western WA again. I love it there, except for you know what. And the traffic!

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 10:57 PM (Thfz7)

176 That poor cop shot in Phoenix died. He was responding to a DV call.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (iQIUe)

177 173
>>Tsavo maneaters look like pussies.





They are the second most deadly of all the Weasels.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2016 10:56 PM (OxUnq)


When they were finally killed, they discovered a cave where those bastards had stashed the carcasses/bones of their victims. They were like feline serial killers. When you see them in the Field, you're like, "WTF?? Those two little guys??" It's weird. But they killed over 100 railroad workers and were ballsy enough to come into armed camps and drag people off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (1ZOkK)

178 "Tickets elsewhere."

I visited Chicago once. Flew into O'Hare, changed planes, flew right back out.


It was a nice visit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (9ym/8)

179
Yeah, but they're the pussiest looking maneaters evah. They are small and maneless and just...weird. Watch "The Ghost and the Darkness" and check them out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:54 PM (1ZOkK)







True. But after being turned into rugs for decades before the Field got them, the taxidermists didn't have much to work with.

The old photos taken just after each one was killed show them looking MUCH larger.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (LuZz8)

180 Alphabaker: In Chi-town do Oriental Institute and Hayden Planetarium.

Posted by: sinmi at May 20, 2016 11:02 PM (phVEj)

181 True. But after being turned into rugs for decades before the Field got them, the taxidermists didn't have much to work with.



The old photos taken just after each one was killed show them looking MUCH larger.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (LuZz


Well, that's good to know. We talked with a ranger in Africa about them, and he said they had some genetic mutation that made them maneless and no pride would accept them. Perhaps they were trannies. Who knows.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:02 PM (1ZOkK)

182 It was a nice visit.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (9ym/

****

It is an awesome place to go, if you know what you are doing. Sorry you missed out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 11:03 PM (YLidQ)

183 @CDR M

Yep. Lost Tales II. Sounds like Lost Tales I should have sounded.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 11:03 PM (Lv0zB)

184 You could go to the place where Chicagoans get killed.

It's called Soldier Field.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 11:03 PM (qUNWi)

185 "He was responding to a DV call."


As they all say, they are the worst calls to show up to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:04 PM (9ym/8)

186 181 True. But after being turned into rugs for decades before the Field got them, the taxidermists didn't have much to work with.



The old photos taken just after each one was killed show them looking MUCH larger.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (LuZz

Well, that's good to know. We talked with a ranger in Africa about them, and he said they had some genetic mutation that made them maneless and no pride would accept them. Perhaps they were trannies. Who knows.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:02 PM (1ZOkK)



It was all from the shame of having to use the wrong bathrooms....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 11:04 PM (EzgxV)

187 You could drop by Rahm's place and tell him what an awesome job he's doing.

I wonder if Man Country is still in operation?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (1ZOkK)

188 Leaving losing tigers game
Hubby scraped my car on the parking fence

Posted by: Ruth at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (9WLeS)

189 It was all from the shame of having to use the wrong proper bathrooms....
Posted by: cthulhu

Edited

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (yddCj)

190 163
Nip - Two words : Charlotte Observer

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 10:53 PM (yddCj)

This will warm your heart like it did mine.


http://tinyurl.com/zhvlzo2

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (jJRIy)

191
When they were finally killed, they discovered a cave where those bastards had stashed the carcasses/bones of their victims. They were like feline serial killers. When you see them in the Field, you're like, "WTF?? Those two little guys??" It's weird. But they killed over 100 railroad workers and were ballsy enough to come into armed camps and drag people off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:59 PM (1ZOkK)






Part of what made them so fucking scary is that they were SMART kittehs. One of the stories (probably exaggerated, and apocryphal) was that the Brits trying to kill them realized they were keying on blood, mostly from the rudimentary hospital in the main camp. So they moved the hospital to another building, and set up an ambush in the old, blood-reeking hospital.

The ambush failed the first night, when they heard screams from the new hospital as the lions had a field day killing the unguarded patients.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (LuZz8)

192 They must have picked some ringers for that Korean video. I spent close to 7 years there in the 90's and I can attest first hand that quite a few of them drink. A bottle of Chivas that went for less than $30 would sell for $75 downtown. They also have their own brand of assorted liquors called Captain Q. I'd say it was on a par with Value Rite. My personal favorite was Captain Q Rum!! Cheap buzz and you could buy it 24/7.

Posted by: Bill R. at May 20, 2016 11:06 PM (jKUeC)

193 Mr Ed's owner, Alan Young died.


He was 96.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 11:06 PM (jJRIy)

194 The ambush failed the first night, when they heard
screams from the new hospital as the lions had a field day killing the
unguarded patients.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (LuZz


I remember that. Ugh. Can't imagine the horror.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:08 PM (1ZOkK)

195 Flash up the burn barrell = smokin a little chiba?

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2016 10:52 PM (qUNWi)


Nix, nix! Just burning trash, mostly scrap wood, and mouse-infested upholstery.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 11:08 PM (zKSco)

196 Do not try to out drink your Jap host. It will not turn out well for you. Also, NEVER call on anyone in Tokyo before noon.



They are all too hung over to do any work in the morning.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 11:08 PM (jJRIy)

197 This will warm your heart like it did mine.
----------

I do hope it is an explosive demolition.

I remember when The Observer was a true home-town paper.

McClatchey bastards.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 11:09 PM (yddCj)

198 Reading about those lions, you almost feel like Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg respecting those cold, methodical, killing machines.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 11:09 PM (Lv0zB)

199
Our Portuguese WD smacks one of those springy doorstops in our kitchen whenever she wants something (food or water). It's pretty funny...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2016 11:10 PM (BK3ZS)

200 They moved to the NASCAR plaza. Something tells me the snotty bastards didn't like that at all.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 11:10 PM (jJRIy)

201 Mr Ed's owner, Alan Young died.

Sigh. I suppose he'll want Ed back when he gets here.

Posted by: Zombie Abe Vigoda at May 20, 2016 11:10 PM (Tyii7)

202 Night all

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 11:10 PM (jJRIy)

203 I still believe the scariest part of the Field Museum is the Egyptian section. And if anyone here has ever read "Relic" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, well, it's kind of like that vibe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:11 PM (1ZOkK)

204 "McClatchey bastards."

Well, newspapers are hurting if that's any consolation. I'm sure the observer is like the Ft. Worth paper. Used to be a large format, high content, locally written piece. Now, it's tiny, full of syndicated news. It's sorta pathetic.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:12 PM (9ym/8)

205 Our Portuguese WD smacks one of those springy doorstops in our kitchen whenever she wants something (food or water). It's pretty funny...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot:
-------------

Our Shi Tzu has learned that she can make the sliding door into the dining room rattle by shoving on it. She doesn't care about the dining room, she just uses the noise to signal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 11:13 PM (yddCj)

206 @175, where in eastern WA are you? I was in Pullman for five years, grad school at WSU. Loved it.

Posted by: IC at May 20, 2016 11:13 PM (zK6nG)

207 'Night all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:14 PM (1ZOkK)

208 Well, newspapers are hurting if that's any consolation. I'm sure the observer is like the Ft. Worth paper. Used to be a large format, high content, locally written piece. Now, it's tiny, full of syndicated news. It's sorta pathetic.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
---------------

On a typical Monday, it's maybe 6 pages.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 11:14 PM (yddCj)

209 G'night Jane.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 11:14 PM (yddCj)

210
They say that people are rarely more than 25 feet from a rat in most urban/suburban environments.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 20, 2016 10:32 PM (EzgxV)
-------------------------

Funny you should cite that fact. I have a wee touch of arachnophobia, and every now and then I wonder how far I am from the nearest tarantula.

Posted by: iforgot at May 20, 2016 11:16 PM (5o5ek)

211 Well, we managed to have a meeting with my mother's doctor up there at the "geriatric unit". It's not good news. There are no signs of dementia or cognitive decline that they can discern. It's just very, very serious and deep depression with some paranoia.

She wasn't wanting to eat today, and I couldn't even get her to eat spoon feeding her. She'd just spit it back out in a napkin, saying she was full.

They are trying some drugs, some powerful psychoactive ones -- I didn't ask details -- don't want to start looking up them up and seeing all the awful side effects that are possible.

But this depression is so deep, they aren't hopeful the drugs are going to work. They're going to give them time, but I could tell that weren't optimistic. And so that means more drastic "treatments".

They mentioned what that "treatment" is, trying to sugar coat it. At this stage, it's an over my dead body thing will they do that to my mother. But I'm reading about it.

If she's gets to where she's not going to eat, then she's going to just about kill herself anyway. Force feeding? Don't even want to think about.

I'm going to have to some very tough decisions to make in the next few weeks, I suppose. And I ain't qualified for shit to make them. There's going to be some second and third and maybe fourth opinions brought in before I'm going to commit to anything drastic.

Promises to keep, miles to go before I sleep, keeps coming to mind. I know the various supposed meaning of that Frost poem, but those lines somehow mean something a little different than they say.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2016 11:16 PM (DW+jj)

212 I'm thinking about taking my 17 year old son to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry, aquarium, filed museum, etc. What else should I check out?
Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)




you should check out something besides chicago








Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2016 11:17 PM (vb33c)

213 Heh. Dog's snoring in her bed, cat's curled up on the sofa. I have to go scoop the litter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 11:17 PM (yddCj)

214 I'm thinking about taking my 17 year old son to Chicago to see the museum of science and industry, aquarium, filed museum, etc. What else should I check out?

Posted by: Alphabaker at May 20, 2016 10:43 PM (s+gIW)





Do everything while it's daylight. Because just like a vampire movie you want to be off the streets before the sun goes down

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 20, 2016 11:18 PM (45oDG)

215 Off to bed too. For some reason I signed up for a 7:15am Bible Study Saturday mornings after my one day off of the week. Clearly didn't think that one through.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at May 20, 2016 11:18 PM (lbcdD)

216 "'m going to have to some very tough decisions to make in the next few weeks, I suppose. And I ain't qualified for shit to make them."


Feel you, Publius, dealing with an older and declining parent. It is hard, new ground to try to cover.

We decided to take dad's keys away last week. That shit HAS NOT gone over well at all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:19 PM (9ym/8)

217 publius - Prayers. Really, all I got.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2016 11:19 PM (yddCj)

218 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2016 11:16 PM (DW+jj)

Been thinking about you and wish I had something to say that would make things better.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 20, 2016 11:20 PM (YHcVd)

219 so when we are taking apart the pyramids, probably right after, we should swing by and get those flooded statues up too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2016 11:21 PM (vb33c)

220 I still believe the scariest part of the Field Museum is the Egyptian section. And if anyone here has ever read "Relic" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, well, it's kind of like that vibe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:11 PM (1ZOkK)


One of the very funny Archy and Mehitabel stories by Don Marquis concerns an Egyptian mummy, brought to the USA, who comes to life, only to be told that Prohibition is in force, and thereupon falls into a heap of dust.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 11:21 PM (zKSco)

221 Prayers for you, your Mom and your family, Publius.

I've got much the same in my near-future as regards my soon to be 88 y/o step-mom. And I'm the sole heir, trustee, power of every kind of attorney, all of it.

And she is terminally stubborn, to boot.

You're going through my dread, but you're on some good prayer lists 'round these parts, for sure.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2016 11:21 PM (McRlu)

222 "Coyote's are sneaky, nasty fuckers. Keep both eyes on them, and borrow someone else's.

Posted by: Chupacabra"

Wil - E - Coyote. Suuuuuper Genius!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 20, 2016 11:22 PM (9ltS8)

223 Alphabaker: In Chi-town do Oriental Institute and Hayden Planetarium.

Posted by: sinmi at May 20, 2016 11:02 PM (phVEj)




Not sure where the Hayden is at. We have the Adler Planetarium which is near the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Soldier Field.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 20, 2016 11:22 PM (45oDG)

224 Mr Ed's owner, Alan Young died.

He was 96.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 20, 2016 11:06 PM (jJRIy)


Also the voice of Scrooge McDuck.

Posted by: The 3 cubic acre Hat at May 20, 2016 11:22 PM (vBeA5)

225 Hard decisions to make, Publius. Not decisions any child would want to make for a parent. Sending you wishes of strength and discernment.

Posted by: IC at May 20, 2016 11:23 PM (zK6nG)

226 Walmart only has 7 billion cash reserves. That's not small except when compared to the top ten companies.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 20, 2016 11:23 PM (MNgU2)

227 I still believe the

scariest part of the Field Museum

is the Egyptian section. And if anyone here has ever read "Relic" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, well, it's kind of like that vibe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:11 PM (1ZOkK) ''



so long as you are not including the trip to the field museum then sure.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2016 11:23 PM (vb33c)

228 I can't believe WI didn't capture the entire top 20 slow to. After all, we're professionals.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 20, 2016 11:24 PM (/pOl7)

229 You could drop by Rahm's place and tell him what an awesome job he's doing.

I wonder if Man Country is still in operation?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (1ZOkK)



Word is it closed down after its glory hole attendant left for a job in Washington DC

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 20, 2016 11:24 PM (45oDG)

230 I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago. The other places don't count. Having seen it, I urgently desire to never see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

-- Rudyard Kipling

Posted by: Ozwerd Heredolpher at May 20, 2016 11:24 PM (c+z1/)

231 You could drop by Rahm's place and tell him what an awesome job he's doing.

I wonder if Man Country is still in operation?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 11:05 PM (1ZOkK)



Word is it closed down after its glory hole attendant left for a job in Washington DC
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 20, 2016 11:24 PM (45oDG)



heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 20, 2016 11:25 PM (vb33c)

232 Top 20 slots, I meant

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 20, 2016 11:25 PM (/pOl7)

233 I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago. The other places don't count. Having seen it, I urgently desire to never see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

-- Rudyard Kipling

Posted by: Ozwerd Heredolpher at May 20, 2016 11:24 PM (c+z1/)



Hey, we resemble that remark

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 20, 2016 11:25 PM (45oDG)

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2016 11:25 PM (YLidQ)

235 Promises to keep, miles to go before I sleep, keeps coming to mind. I know the various supposed meaning of that Frost poem, but those lines somehow mean something a little different than they say.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2016 11:16 PM (DW+jj)


Damn, publius, just damn. I can read between the lines, I think. If the depression has no known organic cause, perhaps it will simply disappear as time passes? Seems to be a not-that-rare consequence of major surgery. Remember Captain Whitebread's travails after his heart surgery?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 11:26 PM (zKSco)

236 Yes, Adler not Hayden -- oops. Do an architecture boat tour also.

Posted by: sinmi at May 20, 2016 11:28 PM (phVEj)

237 @206 Husband and daughter are WSU alums! Now near Yakima, western WA home near Oly. We grew up there but it's unrecognizable, now.

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 11:29 PM (Thfz7)

238 Do everything while it's daylight. Because just like a vampire movie you want to be off the streets before the sun goes down
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 20, 2016 11:18 PM (45oDG)

It's almost dark...they'll be waking up soon!

Posted by: Omega Man's Charlton Heston at May 20, 2016 11:30 PM (wQWv4)

239 Howdy everybody!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 20, 2016 11:30 PM (fC9RO)

240 Re: world's largest solar plant catches fire

The absolute minimum safety controller would not allow the mirror declination angle to fall below the target. Must have been done on purpose.

Posted by: RokShox at May 20, 2016 11:30 PM (NAxbF)

241 I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago. The other places don't count. Having seen it, I urgently desire to never see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

-- Rudyard Kipling

Posted by: Ozwerd Heredolpher at May 20, 2016 11:24 PM (c+z1/)


Kipling had a way with words. He described Medicine Hat, Alberta, as "the city with all Hell for a basement" upon visiting there and learning that it was lit and heated by natural gas from wells drilled within the town. (natural gas then being a rare curiosity in the marketplace)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 11:30 PM (zKSco)

242 I love eastern Washington except for the hot-as-balls summers. Gah! Already hot here.

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 11:31 PM (Thfz7)

243 Right now. In Appleton, WI. Drinking.

Posted by: gshocker at May 20, 2016 11:32 PM (A6UBX)

244 237, Kalneva, well, as you know, the further away from Oly - Tacoma - Seattle - Bellevue you are, the more normal the citizens of Western Washington become.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 20, 2016 11:33 PM (/WPPJ)

245 I love eastern Washington except for the hot-as-balls summers. Gah! Already hot here.

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 11:31 PM (Thfz7)


The Palouse country is truly beautiful, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2016 11:33 PM (zKSco)

246 " I love eastern Washington except for the hot-as-balls summers."

I know that's arid country but how hot does it get?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:34 PM (9ym/8)

247 evening horde

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at May 20, 2016 11:34 PM (R5HRU)

248 The thing that gets me is how quickly it came on. I think it was something about the knee replacement surgery, the anesthesia and/or the massive inflammation thing (that can affect the brain in the elderly that is a bigger risk than they've realized).

She was doing so well, and I figured she would get a new lease on life, and be able to putter around better like she wanted to. Rehab went well and when she got home, she was doing great.

But then, close to week after she got home, I began to notice something was wrong. She had this worried look on her face and she was getting sort of withdrawn. Several of her friends had called and come over to see her over that period, and they all remarked later, when we knew something was serious, that they knew something wasn't right with her. One of her friends even stated the woman she just talked to wasn't her friend.

And then that night, May 5th, two days before her 86th birthday, I finally just forced her to tell me what was wrong, what was bothering her. My jaw dropped at the response. It was irrational nonsense. She was full of terrible guilt for things she had imagined she'd done. "I've lied to you [publius]", she exclaimed. Nope, she hadn't. Didn't happen.

And that was the start of the descent into, well, madness, where she is today. I didn't sleep for over 48 hours for one stretch until I got her to her GP and he prescribed some Ativan to cool her circuits. He didn't realize how serious it was (can't blame him, this is not their bailiwick ). It was like pulling teeth to get her in to someone who knew what they were doing.

And when I did, they realized immediately how serious it was, and it was time for hospitalization. And here were are, 5 days later.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2016 11:35 PM (DW+jj)

249
*snort*

Weasel Zippers just started a new feature tonight....an ONT.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 11:35 PM (LuZz8)

250 "Right now. In Appleton, WI. Drinking."


What's with WI? Is it the depression of knowing you are in Wisconsin?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:35 PM (9ym/8)

251 Alphabaker, if you're still here, seems like the others have it covered.


You're going to Science and Industry, I assume at least in part to see U-505? Well worth it. Very well done display.


If you're flying into O'Hare, in Terminal 2 there's a small memorial to Butch O'Hare, the eponymous WWII Navy fighter pilot, with a Wildcat (well, the shell) mounted on it. The "Information" desk located not more than 100 yards away, around a slight bend in the concourse, did not know where the little memorial was when I looked for it in 2007!


Those are your WWII historical tips (well, Navy Pier, too. Knew several old vets who attended events there during/after basic training at Great Lakes in WWII, one who was the first fight on an evening of boxing that ended with a "smoker" and a Glenn Miller big band concert.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2016 11:35 PM (QDnY+)

252 True dat, skookum and Alberta! I know I've asked before, skook, how you got that name, but I forgot. Refresh?

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 11:35 PM (Thfz7)

253 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:35 PM (9ym/


Sconnieville does suck

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at May 20, 2016 11:36 PM (R5HRU)

254 I love eastern Washington except for the hot-as-balls summers.

At least your cold-as-tits winter is over.

Posted by: t-bird at May 20, 2016 11:37 PM (J3phO)

255 Kilroydius be here, beeyotches!

Posted by: Kilroydius at May 20, 2016 11:38 PM (OF/aZ)

256 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 11:35 PM (LuZz

Saw that. They require Java Script to just read the comments though, so no inclination to be unfaithful to the Horde.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 20, 2016 11:38 PM (GDulk)

257 235:

Well, what I mean with that is that hard decisions and tasks are going to have to be undertaken. I just like to run away and pretend it wasn't happening. But, no, "I have promises to keep". That means duty, honor, and all that. There's a bond between mother and son, and it goes both ways. That's the promises I must keep.

And the miles to go before I sleep is the long row to hoe, the difficult thanks that must be done.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2016 11:39 PM (DW+jj)

258 @237, go COUGS!! I left Pullman to so cal for work and have been here for over ten years now, but still miss eastern WA. Especially the winters - I know - but I love the seasons and we have none of that here.

Posted by: IC at May 20, 2016 11:40 PM (zK6nG)

259 So, AIM Surplus has Israeli trade-in CZ-75s for $359 if that floats anybody's boat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/8)

260 252, Kalneva - Years ago, driving down I-5 from Seattle to Portland, going over the Skookumchuk River bridge, and I thought "hmm, that's a nic no one else has."

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 20, 2016 11:41 PM (/WPPJ)

261 235:

Well, what I mean with that is that
hard decisions and tasks are going to have to be undertaken. I just like
to run away and pretend it wasn't happening. But, no, "I have promises
to keep". That means duty, honor, and all that. There's a bond between
mother and son, and it goes both ways. That's the promises I must keep.

And the miles to go before I sleep is the long row to hoe, the difficult thanks that must be done.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2016 11:39 PM (DW+jj)


We knew what you meant, my brother. Oh yes. We knew.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 20, 2016 11:41 PM (oKE6c)

262 t-bird, the winters aren't even cold! Never gets below 30, hardly. Must be that climate chaos that keeps me from getting all cozy. I wish it got cold. But maybe I better be thankful, huh? My HVAC privilege talking.

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 11:41 PM (Thfz7)

263 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at May 20, 2016 11:42 PM (sl+zA)

264 That first picture at the top needs a trigger warning.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at May 20, 2016 11:42 PM (0MKRD)

265 The changes in coyotes in the LA/Ventura region in my lifetime has made me wonder about the pace of evolution, latent genes, and interbreeding.

When I was a kid they were small, about Border Collie size and very shy. Nowadays, they get much larger and think nothing of walking right down the sidewalk, not even flinching when a car pulls up to park and catches them full on in the headlights. A nearby Walmart is very close to the edge of development in that area as what remains untouched is too hilly to be of much use. The coyotes venture out of there and hang out on a grassy slope at one corner of the Walmart parking lot. You might think they were dogs waiting for their humans to come out of the store and walk home with them. The passing traffic on the driveway mere yards away doesn't bother them at all.


Posted by: Epobirs at May 20, 2016 11:43 PM (IdCqF)

266 This is really interesting IMHO. Dean Esmay is an FB and Twitter friend of mine, who I discovered at AVoiceForMen.com. Turns out he's also a recovering angry atheist, now a Christian, who's got a blog of his own and is challenging the angry atheists.

Anyway, it turns out that while Penn Jillette has in the past been a complete dick, it looks like he may be growing a conscience. Note Penn's response to the people he thought were friends, celebrating Antonin Scalia's death.

"Penn Jillette on shallow bitter nasty closed-minded snotty atheists"

http://deanesmay.com/2016/03/30/penn-jillette-on-
shallow-bitter-nasty-closed-minded-bullying-atheists/

or

http://tinyurl.com/zr6vxhx

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

267 @265, Epobirs - we lived on the hillsides just off downtown ventura for a few years and I used to see the coyotes come around all the time, snatching cats and small dogs.

Posted by: IC at May 20, 2016 11:45 PM (zK6nG)

268 Publius, sorry about your troubles with your mom. That has got to be really difficult.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

269 Thanks for the reminder, skookumchuk! Obviously it is familiar to me! Good idea. Bet you never thought anyone would recognize it.

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 11:45 PM (Thfz7)

270 Nowadays, they get much larger

Those may also be the ones that used to get shot. No evolution necessary to thrive in a, shall we say, no-borders environment.

Posted by: t-bird at May 20, 2016 11:46 PM (J3phO)

271 Prayers publius. Can't even imagine.

Posted by: Kalneva at May 20, 2016 11:47 PM (Thfz7)

272 Alphabaker: In Chi-town do Oriental Institute and Hayden Planetarium.

Posted by: sinmi at May 20, 2016 11:02 PM (phVEj)


That will be kind of hard, since the Hayden Planetarium is in New York. You probably mean the Adler, in which case you should also look in at the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. The Art Institute is also fairly close.


Posted by: HTL at May 20, 2016 11:48 PM (oEoeA)

273
So, AIM Surplus has Israeli trade-in CZ-75s for $359 if that floats anybody's boat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 20, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/





I've been watching that. Looks like they're sold out for awhile, unfortunately. AIM has a bad habit of making you click all the way through to find that out.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2016 11:50 PM (LuZz8)

274 Hell, I'll actually just come and say it, the "treatment" they're, well, preparing me for. ECT, electroconvulsive therapy. Shock Treatment.

The mention of it was, well, seizure inducing in me. That's what it is. An electric current of certain pattern is sent through the brain which induces a huge seizure. In the old days, that was torture and sadistic.

Now, they put them under anesthesia so the body's muscles don't just go into massive convulsions and all that.

But it's well. They say it has a better than 50% success rate with intractable depression. And it is only used in the most severe cases. And it looks my mother's is falling into the "very severe" category. It's not time to make that decision yet, they will give the drugs time to work, but they're not optimistic.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 20, 2016 11:50 PM (DW+jj)

275 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733703229414989824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733703372122034177

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733703505626730496

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733703640473600000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733703773462405121

Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2016 11:52 PM (Es6LZ)

276 CZ-75s *already* sold out at AIM Surplus.


Wow. Guess my long term plan to get one remains long term. Prolly gonna lie in wait for a mispriced (to the cheap side) used one for sale locally.


I've seen (best as I could tell from the time stamps) local sales of desirable/older S ampersand W revolvers go in 1 minute. That is, 1 minute from time of "for sale" post to "I'll take it" response.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2016 11:53 PM (QDnY+)

277 Publius, ECT has been making a major comeback the last several years.

I've read it has thankfully advanced quite a bit since the bad old "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" days, the charges are much less powerful, and more focused on specific parts of the brain.

Still, it has that old icky reputation and I can't blame people about that. It was overused and abused by psych professionals for such a long time, I'm amazed it ever came back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

278 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733703926768340993

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733704061854355457

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733704196193681409

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733704594883260418

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/733704982004965377

Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2016 11:54 PM (Es6LZ)

279
while Penn Jillette has in the past been a complete dick, it looks like he may be growing a conscience.
------------------------

He realized the people he thought were his confreres were merely tribalists.

Posted by: iforgot at May 20, 2016 11:54 PM (5o5ek)

280 Easier for me to imitate a ukulele with a guitar than to play one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 20, 2016 11:55 PM (VdICR)

281 iforgot, right.

Penn may be a huge dick, but gotta give him credit for blocking his "friends" who were just so happy about Scalia's passing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

282 Flag on the play: shrinking economy hidden in Trump fancy.

Nabisco is moving Oreo production from Chicago to Mexico says Donald at a fund raiser to retire Christie's Presedential campaign debt.

The sidebar provides a throbbing sting that never fails to satisfy, Ace!

Posted by: 80's music fam at May 20, 2016 11:56 PM (dGbOW)

283 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 3

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2016 11:57 PM (Es6LZ)

284 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 4

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2016 11:59 PM (Es6LZ)

285 Well, it seems that our science and medicine about the mind and the brain it runs on is so primitive, we're talking the equivalent of witch doctors and leeches.

And ECT strikes me as something akin to say, me, I don't known banging on the computer with a hammer when all else fails.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2016 12:02 AM (DW+jj)

286 I've been anecdotally told of someone who received electroshock therapy for severe clinical depression, which remitted after the treatment, but who had permanent amnesiac deficits afterward.

Perhaps part of why this works is that you don't remember any longer what it was that had been setting off depressive spirals.

I don't follow the professional literature on that stuff, but I have also seen blurbs on the mainstream press medical news about various scheduled drugs of abuse (ketamine and psilocybin) being used to good effect in depression. Hopefully without the forgetfulness. As for actually being able to find a doctor who can use these methods without losing their license? Best of luck.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 21, 2016 12:04 AM (noWW6)

287 publius, that's basically it. I've heard psychiatrists admit, ECT is basically a jump starting mechanism for the brain.

I'd bet 100 years from now it'll be looked back upon as barbaric.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

288 It's almost dark...they'll be waking up soon!
Posted by: Omega Man's Charlton Heston at May 20, 2016 11:30 PM (wQWv4)

They mostly come at night. Mostly.

Posted by: Newt at May 21, 2016 12:05 AM (VSenK)

289 SR71 was the baddest ass plane ever engineered.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 21, 2016 12:09 AM (89T5c)

290 I had a '78 P-Bass (w/ built-in Alembic pre-amp).
Thing had a weird curse to it.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 21, 2016 12:09 AM (GdFQh)

291
I'm listening to Teh Donald's speech to the NRA today and watching Hillary's concession speech from 2008 on mute. (Man, she aged a lot in 8 years.)

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 12:10 AM (5o5ek)

292 "SR71 was the baddest ass plane ever engineered."

Hey!

Posted by: Aurora at May 21, 2016 12:12 AM (9ym/8)

293 Well, it's not going to be done unless she's basically starving herself to death and/or attempts something drastic and she's in a state equivalent to or worse than death.

I will be attempting to get some more experts in on her case. My father has some favors with some big shots he can call in. Well, big shots relative to us rednecks here in SC. If there's any of those say ketamine treatments, which I have heard about, are somehow available, one of those favors might lead to that. If there's ever a time to call in some favors, this is it.

I'll take her anywhere I have to do.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2016 12:12 AM (DW+jj)

294 "she aged a lot in 8 years."

Hate, bitterness, and, 7 vodka tonics a day will do that to you.

Posted by: Aurora at May 21, 2016 12:14 AM (9ym/8)

295 Evening horde.

How goes it.

That Stella vid put a smile on my face.

Thanks CDR M.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 21, 2016 12:14 AM (hlMPp)

296 Hey!

Plane was developed in '57. How far has the AF sank over the years (see F-35).

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 21, 2016 12:16 AM (89T5c)

297 "That Stella vid put a smile on my face. "


One happy, busy dog.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:17 AM (9ym/8)

298 Gosh, I hope I haven't bummed everyone out with all the above heavy shit I was laying down. I think I'm going to put it all out of my mind for tonight and try to some silliness and, well, "other things" (his dirty mind lasciviously grins).

Again, that Mia Malkov. Very flexible girl. Entertaining to watch her, uh, routines.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2016 12:20 AM (DW+jj)

299 Back in the day Playboy had a rating of the top party schools in the USA. There was always an asterisk in the list for UW-Madison stating that the school was not included in the ratings because it would be unfair to include professionals with amateurs.

Posted by: Fewenuff at May 21, 2016 12:24 AM (T/sbU)

300 297 "That Stella vid put a smile on my face. "


One happy, busy dog.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:17 AM (9ym/8

Wish the baby could enjoy more years with Stella but they'll find another.

F this human form....I want to come back as a pup. (With good owners.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 21, 2016 12:24 AM (hlMPp)

301 I'm listening to Teh Donald's speech to the NRA today and watching Hillary's concession speech from 2008 on mute. (Man, she aged a lot in 8 years.)
Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 12:10 AM (5o5ek)

So has Trump. Jeezo, that is one ugly old man.

Posted by: stace at May 21, 2016 12:25 AM (ozZau)

302 " I hope I haven't bummed everyone out with all the above heavy shit I was laying down. "

Not at all. Like I said above, many of us are dealing with it. It's a weird, winding path that we just never imagined. It'll wipe you out but you realize you're the only one who can make anything better in the situation and so it goes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:25 AM (9ym/8)

303 277 Publius, ECT has been making a major comeback the last several years.

I've read it has thankfully advanced quite a bit since the bad old "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" days, the charges are much less powerful, and more focused on specific parts of the brain.

Still, it has that old icky reputation and I can't blame people about that. It was overused and abused by psych professionals for such a long time, I'm amazed it ever came back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR) 277 Publius, ECT has been making a major comeback the last several years.

I've read it has thankfully advanced quite a bit since the bad old "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" days, the charges are much less powerful, and more focused on specific parts of the brain.

Still, it has that old icky reputation and I can't blame people about that. It was overused and abused by psych professionals for such a long time, I'm amazed it ever came back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)



It came back because when bad thoughts are wearing a deep groove in the tracks of your thinking, bumping out of the groove can be helpful -- even if it makes a bad noise and is painful.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

304
Holy carp, Hillary in 2008 raving about the wonderful activists against Jim Crow, the women who pushed for the women's vote. They were REPUBLICANS, bitch.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 12:26 AM (5o5ek)

305 The best party schools are the ones that avg. at least 6 feet of snow per winter. What the fuck else is there to do?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 21, 2016 12:27 AM (89T5c)

306 Holy carp, Hillary in 2008 raving about the wonderful activists against Jim Crow, the women who pushed for the women's vote. They were REPUBLICANS, bitch.
Posted by: iforgot
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La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Posted by: SJW with fingers in ears at May 21, 2016 12:28 AM (jO7js)

307 299 Back in the day Playboy had a rating of the top party schools in the USA. There was always an asterisk in the list for UW-Madison stating that the school was not included in the ratings because it would be unfair to include professionals with amateurs.

Posted by: Fewenuff at May 21, 2016 12:24 AM (T/sbU)



See also, Cal State Chico.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

308 "Jeezo, that is one ugly old man."

I'll say this for ol' Don. Still got blond "hair." As much energy if not more than someone my age. Guy can play the media like a bitch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:30 AM (9ym/8)

309 I'm amazed no one's noticed, Trump still has a *mullet.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 12:31 AM (ntObR)

310 " The best party schools are the ones that avg. at least 6 feet of snow per winter. What the fuck else is there to do?"


There may be something to this. When you can't go swimming or fishing or hunting or jet-skiing, you might just stay home and drink.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:32 AM (9ym/8)

311 "I'm amazed no one's noticed, Trump still has a *mullet.*"


I've always thought it more of a "ducktail."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:34 AM (9ym/8)

312 Drunkest Cities: On Wisconsin! But honestly this is very skewed.

Firstly, they should combine Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and Sheboygan into one area. They are all in the Green Bay local TV market with a total population around 300-400K. Same goes for Milwaukee with Racine/Janesville as basically bedroom communities.

Secondly, Wisconsinites are proud of their reputation as hearty drinkers, and will either not be shy or outright exaggerate about their binge drinking prowess.

Interesting note: Brandy Old Fashioned's are the unofficial state cocktail.
I took a tour of the Korbel winery while vacationing in wine country about 10 years ago, and upon learning that our group was from Wisconsin, they informed us that we were very special to them since Wisconsin alone consumes an entire third of their brandy output. Impressive, no?

Posted by: gshocker at May 21, 2016 12:34 AM (A6UBX)

313 Sure Ricardo, but I'm not sure that hair that induces nausea in people who view it is an asset.

He's hideous.

Posted by: stace at May 21, 2016 12:34 AM (ozZau)

314 "He's hideous."

Oh, the hair is hideous.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:37 AM (9ym/8)

315 Okay, just flicked on the TV a little bit ago. Jimmy Falllon was on and he was interviewing actress Beanie Feldstein.


Now it's gone to Seth Meyers. Who the fcuk is Seth Meyers?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:39 AM (9ym/8)

316 Now that I am not at work, I get to speak freely.
The leftwing sh*theads where I work DEMAND we have CNN on in the lunch room. If someone puts on Fox, they make them turn it.
Anyway they had some bitch from the CBC ranting and raving about how Trump lied about Hillary wanting to do away with the 2nd amend. Touted Politifact calling what he said as a lie as proof she was right.
The lousy twat tried to monopolize the talk time and when the GOP had the balls to try and stop that, she talked over him, then whined he was trying to bully her.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 12:40 AM (hVdx9)

317 *looks around, hears snores*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:40 AM (9ym/8)

318
"I'm amazed no one's noticed, Trump still has a *mullet.*"


I've always thought it more of a "ducktail."
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:34 AM (9ym/
--------------------------

I don't see how he stretches it out for another 8 years.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 12:40 AM (5o5ek)

319 I don't see how he stretches it out for another 8 years.

At some point he'll shave his head and get blonde cornrow wig.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 21, 2016 12:44 AM (T/cxb)

320
Trump lied about Hillary wanting to do away with the 2nd amend.
-----------------------

Teh Donald is not big on qualifiers. Hillary EFFECTIVELY wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment. She doesn't mean to amend the Constitution as that's too difficult, but if she had her way, every American would be unarmed except for those guarding her coterie.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 12:45 AM (5o5ek)

321

Oh, the hair is hideous.

Not just the hair. He looks like my old troll doll

I wouldn't normally care because I don't judge people on appearance that they cant help, but he does, so fuck him.

Also, he can help the way he does his hair. Any straight man who spends that much time on his hair is an effeminate narcissist. Just think of the men you've ever met with hair like that. All the normal men would make fun of them, with good reason.

Sorry to be so sour. Wishing strength for all y'all dealing with aging parents.

Posted by: stace at May 21, 2016 12:45 AM (ozZau)

322 Trump for 4 years.

Blow up the political process. It's all bullshit now anyways.

But I'd rather he be in than Hill.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 21, 2016 12:46 AM (hlMPp)

323 The leftwing sh*theads where I work DEMAND we have CNN on in the lunch room.

Do you have a remote? Keep it on CNN and keep turning the volume up.

Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2016 12:46 AM (J3phO)

324
Keep it on CNN and keep turning the volume up.
Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2016 12:46 AM (J3phO)
-----------------

Hahaha. Aversion therapy.

Posted by: iforgot at May 21, 2016 12:47 AM (5o5ek)

325 Man, she aged a lot in 8 years.

Her maintenance contract is making some taxidermist very, very wealthy.

Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2016 12:48 AM (J3phO)

326 When I was a kid (coyotes) were small, about Border Collie size and very shy. Nowadays, they get much larger and think nothing of walking right down the sidewalk, not even flinching when a car pulls up to park and catches them full on in the headlights.

That's the behavior of an animal that's at the top of the food chain, and knows it. Import some mountain lions and they'll get shy again.

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2016 12:51 AM (A8RoD)

327 Publius,
I guarantee that I'm not the only one following your saga from the sidelines.
I don't comment because I don't know what to say. And I'm a bit scared...

I have and will continue to pray for you and yours.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 12:51 AM (ewTXf)

328 315 Okay, just flicked on the TV a little bit ago. Jimmy Falllon was on and he was interviewing actress Beanie Feldstein.


Now it's gone to Seth Meyers. Who the fcuk is Seth Meyers?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:39 AM (9ym/



Wasn't Seth Meyers the guy who was nice to Breitbart's kid? Total progressive statist douchebag, but did a call with voices and impressions to the son of someone he vehemently disagreed with on a TV program?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

329 "Blow up the political process. It's all bullshit now anyways. "

Yes, it is. A game, a show. The people have lost control of their "representatives" to a perverse central influence that plies with money and hookers.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:53 AM (9ym/8)

330 "Wasn't Seth Meyers the guy who was nice to Breitbart's kid?"




I don't even know. Did he?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 12:54 AM (9ym/8)

331 Teh Donald is not big on qualifiers. Hillary EFFECTIVELY wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment. She doesn't mean to amend the Constitution as that's too difficult, but if she had her way, every American would be unarmed except for those guarding her coterie.

Posted by: iforgot
****

There were a few other people in the room with me and it was all I could do not blurt out, "bullshit!"
The GOP guy was not aggressive enough (surprise).
The left, especially the CBC (a racist organization) has no problem lying to push their agenda.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 12:55 AM (hVdx9)

332 "A third of cash is held by 5 U.S. companies."

It's sad that first Drudge bullshitted this, and now the ONT is.

A third of cash HELD BY CORPORATIONS is held by 5 US companies, not a third of the actual cash supply.

Fuck. Can we please read shit before posting it?

Posted by: s at May 21, 2016 12:56 AM (HCXGq)

333 Do you have a remote? Keep it on CNN and keep turning the volume up.

Posted by: t-bird
****

Nope. The person who does is a leftist....
Wonder if I can buy a universal one? Muwhahahaha.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at May 21, 2016 12:57 AM (hVdx9)

334 With that, calling it a night.

Too tired to argue and not change a thing.

G'night hirde. Have a great Saturday!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 21, 2016 12:57 AM (hlMPp)

335 Thanks to all concerned and praying about it all that. It is appreciated, greatly. Locally, with friends and family, my mental account book has been making a few debt entries. They will be remembered and repaid when the opportunity arises.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2016 12:57 AM (DW+jj)

336 This ONT appears to be Yoko free. It is a complete win.

Posted by: sinalco at May 21, 2016 12:58 AM (yODqO)

337 326 When I was a kid (coyotes) were small, about Border Collie size and very shy. Nowadays, they get much larger and think nothing of walking right down the sidewalk, not even flinching when a car pulls up to park and catches them full on in the headlights.

That's the behavior of an animal that's at the top of the food chain, and knows it. Import some mountain lions and they'll get shy again.

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2016 12:51 AM (A8RoD)

++++

There was a time that human beings would assert themselves as the top of the food chain instead of importing some other predator that will just end up preying on their children and pets.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 21, 2016 12:59 AM (R+30W)

338 Stellaaaaaaaaaa!

Posted by: Stanley at May 21, 2016 12:59 AM (yODqO)

339 "There was a time that human beings would assert themselves as the top of the food chain instead of importing some other predator that will just end up preying on their children and pets."

Otherwise known as "survival." Quaint old notion.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 01:01 AM (9ym/8)

340 Quaint old notion.

Yup. When I was a wee bairn, the men in the tiny farming town we lived in got together a mountain-lion hunt when one was spotted in the area. Now, I assume they'd wait for someone "official" with a tranq gun to come in and move it elsewhere.

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2016 01:04 AM (A8RoD)

341 Is this founded in some facts... Is Hillary a lush? Why is this a recurring theme.

Not A fan but is this some drudge horseshit?

Posted by: keena at May 21, 2016 01:05 AM (RiTnx)

342 Hirde= horde

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 21, 2016 01:05 AM (hlMPp)

343 Heh. It's Rockford O'clock.
I love seeing all the guest stars. Tonight it's Ned Beatty and a young & very attractive Veronica Hamil.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:05 AM (ewTXf)

344 Has anyone seen Mr. Zuckerberg? I wanted to check if he needed his laundry dropped off or his shoes shined.


Posted by: Cheeto-Faced Doofus at May 21, 2016 01:07 AM (R+30W)

345 When I was a kid (coyotes) were small, about Border Collie size and
very shy. Nowadays, they get much larger and think nothing of walking
right down the sidewalk, not even flinching when a car pulls up to park
and catches them full on in the headlights.)))


Up through the 1970s fur had value. Coyotes weren't valuable but they were competition. People talk about hunting deer is down. It's even lower for all the nuisance animals. The main predator that has been lacking has been man or teen boys with 22s that could get paid.

Posted by: Willy J. at May 21, 2016 01:08 AM (LncQn)

346 "Not A fan but is this some drudge horseshit?"


Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 01:08 AM (9ym/8)

347 "Now, I assume they'd wait for someone "official" with a tranq gun to come in and move it elsewhere. "


Yeah, baloney. We have more coyotes, wolves, and, bears than we've had in a century. They've lost fear because we don't hunt and kill them like we used to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 01:13 AM (9ym/8)

348 We have more coyotes, wolves, and, bears than we've had in a century.

You mean they're no fun and don't laugh, talk and play banjo like I saw back at the Country Bear Jamboree?!? Disneyland lied to me again!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)

349 341 Is this founded in some facts... Is Hillary a lush? Why is this a recurring theme.

Not A fan but is this some drudge horseshit?

Posted by: keena at May 21, 2016 01:05 AM (RiTnx)

++++

Hillary Drinks - Supercut #291

http://tinyurl.com/hdhv8gf
(Free Beacon)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 21, 2016 01:16 AM (R+30W)

350 coyotes...

where i lived, you'd only hear them at night.
they run in packs and make this eerie clicking noise
with their mouths to communicate with one another
while surrounding prey.

creep, creep, creepy.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 21, 2016 01:19 AM (ceWrl)

351 348 We have more coyotes, wolves, and, bears than we've had in a century.

You mean they're no fun and don't laugh, talk and play banjo like I saw back at the Country Bear Jamboree?!? Disneyland lied to me again!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)



There was *twang* b-lood on the saddle *twang*.....and b-lood all around.....and a great, *twang* big, p-uddle *twang* of b-lood on the ground.......

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

352 "You mean they're no fun and don't laugh, talk and play banjo like I saw back at the Country Bear Jamboree?!? "

As much as I hate to say it, no.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 01:20 AM (9ym/8)

353 And, with that, I bid adieu....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 01:23 AM (9ym/8)

354 350 coyotes...

where i lived, you'd only hear them at night.
they run in packs and make this eerie clicking noise
with their mouths to communicate with one another
while surrounding prey.

creep, creep, creepy.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 21, 2016 01:19 AM (ceWrl)



It's even creepier that they conceal their numbers and send one or two out to lure social animals into ambush.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:23 AM (EzgxV)

355 From what I read, Glenn Beck just fellated Zuckerbooger He must be needed some cash for his Blaze mess that is failing, I think.

You'd think Beck, in his current state of mind, would liken Zuckerbooger and Fakebook to the Beast/False Phrophet and all that. See 666 all over his face. But no, he fawns all over him.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 21, 2016 01:23 AM (DW+jj)

356 People notice coyotes but without poor teens with skills and fur trade or bounty many other nuisance animals are thriving. like muskrats,beaver, raccoon...

Posted by: Willy J. at May 21, 2016 01:24 AM (LncQn)

357 publius, that'll be SNL's opening sketch tomorrow night.

"I wuv you Zucky!!"
:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:25 AM (ntObR)

358 you know they are getting bold when they try to sneak up on humans in the middle of the big city...

yet i still can't pop one.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2016 01:25 AM (GnCxR)

359 cthulhu, you *have* to have been saving that... ;-)

Ricardo, you're destroying my childhood. I have to run over and talk to Snow White about this!!

...what? Whaddaya mean she's just some bimbo actress in a big costume?!?!?...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:26 AM (ntObR)

360
yet i still can't pop one.
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2016 01:25 AM (GnCxR)
***
Pfft!

Governor Perry did, in Austin, with his CHL.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 01:27 AM (lutOX)

361 348 We have more coyotes, wolves, and, bears than we've had in a century.

You mean they're no fun and don't laugh, talk and play banjo like I saw back at the Country Bear Jamboree?!? Disneyland lied to me again!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)



Incidentally, "America Sings" (in the Carousel of Progress) had a lot more twisted, odd "history" to it. The great majority of the mechanisms found their way to Splash Mountain (though the baggage inspector in Star Tours is one).

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)

362 cthulhu, you mean FDR *wasn't* a breakdancer?! Who knew???

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:28 AM (ntObR)

363 Pfft!


Governor Perry did, in Austin, with his CHL.
---
this is #Failifornia, and Governor Moonbeam has a security staff, not a CHL.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2016 01:30 AM (GnCxR)

364 I grew up on a ranch in the badlands. We would lose cattle often and the coyotes were know to come feed on them. I would tag along with my brother and his gun because it was like shooting fish in a barrel. I couldn't count how many we dragged home to skin and sell.
Posted by: Molly k at May 20, 2016 10:31 PM

I kinda like this Molly chick, even if she agrees w. my wife that I'm drunk.

Took a nap and now I'm claiming I'm sober. I'll work on that.

Be well all.

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 01:31 AM (o/90i)

365 359 cthulhu, you *have* to have been saving that... ;-)

Ricardo, you're destroying my childhood. I have to run over and talk to Snow White about this!!

...what? Whaddaya mean she's just some bimbo actress in a big costume?!?!?...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:26 AM (ntObR)



Saving it? How about living it?




Well, he's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump
Runnin' ninety miles an hour takin' forty feet a jump
Ain't never been cornered, ain't never been treed
Some folks say he's a lot like me.




Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

366 Wow cthulhu, you got enough tunes there for a K-Tel compilation album. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:38 AM (ntObR)

367 G'night, Farmer.
Sadly, I'm sobererer than you are, I bet.*

See you on the pet thread tomorrow?
(Yes, I know I owe you an email - sorry)

*My celebrating is going slower than I imagined.


Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:41 AM (ewTXf)

368 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3GrsefZ8bE

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:41 AM (EzgxV)

369 Drunkest cities:
16. Janesville-Beloit, WI
That's where I learned to drink.
Posted by: mindful webworker - beer and rum

Just north of us. I understand.

Working during college we took off to go up to S. Beloit to have beers from 12 till 2 am because they we open so late.

First time I paid $1 for a draft beer, ca. 1974/75. I thought that was outrageous at the time.

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 01:42 AM (o/90i)

370 367 G'night, Farmer.
Sadly, I'm sobererer than you are, I bet.*

See you on the pet thread tomorrow?
(Yes, I know I owe you an email - sorry)

*My celebrating is going slower than I imagined.


Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:41 AM (ewTXf)



What are you celebrating?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)

371 cthulhu, yikes. Someone at Disney had a strange sense of humor...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:44 AM (ntObR)

372 371 cthulhu, yikes. Someone at Disney had a strange sense of humor...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:44 AM (ntObR)



That could refer to a number of my prior comments.....which one piqued your interest?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV)

373 Back from burn barrel adventure. No casualties. Fire is now dwindled down to quite small, and rain has increased, so I came in. Will make one more inspection trip outside before retiring for the night.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 01:45 AM (zKSco)

374 cthulhu, all of 'em.

Probably a good thing the CBJ isn't still around. Who wants to hear their rendition of "Transgender Bathroom Blues"??

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:46 AM (ntObR)

375 Yep. Lost Tales II. Sounds like Lost Tales I should have sounded.
Posted by: Chupacabra at May 20, 2016 11:03 PM (Lv0zB)

Oh damn, this album is pretty good.

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 01:47 AM (McoS+)

376 over/under on the SJW's either getting the Jungle Boat ride canceled or emasculated in the next few years?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2016 01:49 AM (GnCxR)

377 374 cthulhu, all of 'em.

Probably a good thing the CBJ isn't still around. Who wants to hear their rendition of "Transgender Bathroom Blues"??

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:46 AM (ntObR)



The CBJ is still going in Florida....and if you know when to look over your shoulder in Winnie-the-Pooh in California [heading into heffalumps and woozles], you can still see the mounted heads from CBJ.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

378 Well I went down to Wal-mart
Sud'ly had to pee
How was I to know there was
a tranny next to me?!?

I got the transgender bathroom blues,
don't know what to do.
Who wants to deal with all this crap
when you gotta go poo-poo??

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:50 AM (ntObR)

379 red, LOL.

"Safespace Land" is coming soon...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:51 AM (ntObR)

380 Cthulhu,

Is it alright to mention it now?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 21, 2016 01:51 AM (vBeA5)

381 "Safespace Land" is coming soon...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:51 AM (ntObR)

Where there are no lines. Just padded rooms.

Posted by: CDR M at May 21, 2016 01:52 AM (McoS+)

382 THIS. Stay the hell away from the Southside.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2016 10:51 PM

My wife's family was from the SS of Chicago. Once asked her if we could visit her grandpa's grave, as I do genealogy. She said NO, white folks don't go to that area anymore.

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 01:53 AM (o/90i)

383 What are you celebrating?
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
Turns out, I'm not pregnant afterall.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:54 AM (ewTXf)

384 Home, where the owls hoot and the frogs croak and the deer and the cantaloupe play.

Farmer: Working during college we took off to go up to S. Beloit to have beers from 12 till 2 am because they we open so late.

The "best" pizza place was across the state line in S. Beloit. That's where my frat bros insisted I couldn't keep drinking Dr Pepper and had to share in the pitcher of beer. I was a good boy until then. (Well, didn't drink, anyway.)

Funny thing was, I was under 21. In Beloit, in those days, I was legal to drink. In S Beloit, I was breaking the law. Not that anybody ever checked.

Often pondered, if I stood astride the state line, with a beer in the 18yo-state hand, would I be breaking the law? And pondered the arbitrariness of age limits.

Posted by: the variable mindful webworker at May 21, 2016 01:54 AM (YxyYj)

385 I've read it has thankfully advanced quite a bit since the bad old "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" days, the charges are much less powerful, and more focused on specific parts of the brain.

Still, it has that old icky reputation and I can't blame people about that. It was overused and abused by psych professionals for such a long time, I'm amazed it ever came back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)


It still smacks of fixing a balky computer by dropping it out of a second-storey window.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 01:56 AM (zKSco)

386 AOP, yup. Or slapping it over and over again on the side.

"Work, dammit!! Work!!!"
:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 01:57 AM (ntObR)

387 America sings -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtP5bMoSfRg -- yeah, like this would fly today. This was back when they could make "Blazing Saddles".

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

388 It still smacks of fixing a balky computer by dropping it out of a second-storey window.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 01:56 AM (zKSco)
***
'Percussive maintenance,' we call it at work. Entails taking a rubber mallet to the malfunctioning component of the robot.

Not always effective, but always satisfying to the tech who's spent half an hour trying to decipher the output from the diagnostic program.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 01:59 AM (lutOX)

389 *My celebrating is going slower than I imagined.
Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:41 AM

Well pick up the pace! What are you celebrating?

I woke up after a short nap and I'm just celebrating life.

That and the fact my intern is back so I'm not tied to all my usual working hours. Cheers!

Now you've made me want to do a shot of tequila. Where is BC to join in?

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 02:01 AM (o/90i)

390 Loved the bass video. I used to play a bit back in my younger days but I have a feeling that, even at my best, I would've gotten lost playing left handed and upside down.

The video of Koreans drinking black label Jack was amusing. I always thought they were notorious drinkers but I guess not these folks. I haven't drank Jack in several years and now mostly stick to Bulliet bourbon. My favorite, when I can get it, is Rebbeca Creek from Texas. It's not officially called bourbon but it's probably the smoothest (non)bourbon I've ever had. I never even mix it and can easily drink it neat. Next time I go to DFW, I'm loading up a good supply!

Yes, I know that Jack is Tennessee whiskey not bourbon but the two are pretty closely related. And while I don't dislike Jack (it used to be my go to brand), I think it's over-rated.

Posted by: Commissar M at May 21, 2016 02:03 AM (vcIHi)

391 380 Cthulhu,

Is it alright to mention it now?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 21, 2016 01:51 AM (vBeA5)



You could mention my whereabouts since Tuesday night and our activities from Wednesday morning. If you're thinking of mentioning other "its", it depends on what they are.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

392 But, yeah, ECT uis - or was - nasty stuff.

They tried that sh*t on a great-great aunt of mine, back in the day.

Her father saw the aftermath, cursed the doctors in three languages, and took her home, Bought her and her brother a farm, way the hell out of town, and she was fine.

I even met her when I was a very small child, and remember it vaguely - she was the oldest person I'd ever seen, and I was sort of scared at first, but she was so gentle and funny I loosened right up.

(Her brother was a bit odd - a business genius, but he HAD to play croquet every Sunday morning, no matter what. My grandmother told me he would take a broom to the snow, even, to clear a space for play.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:03 AM (lutOX)

393 383 What are you celebrating?
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
Turns out, I'm not pregnant afterall.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:54 AM (ewTXf)



The way you're little buddy is swelling up, I'd be more worried about him.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:04 AM (EzgxV)

394 Posted by: Commissar M at May 21, 2016 02:03 AM (vcIHi)
***
It is funny - the irish of Asia seem not to appreciate good hooch.

But give them soju, baiju, or - hell - mineral spirits, and they're happy as can be.

Chinese buddy explained it to me - asians know tea, not booze. Westerners know booze, not tea. Together, we can rule the world.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:05 AM (lutOX)

395 Now you've made me want to do a shot of tequila. Where is BC to join in?
Posted by: Farmer
-------------------
Don't summon that shithead!
He'll be pouring that Fireball crap!
Fucker got me sick one night...


("celebrating" making it one more year being 6' on this side of the turf)

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 02:05 AM (ewTXf)

396 Palpatine, oh yeah. ECT tends to do one of two things to people: it helps them out for a bit... or fries their brain to a crisp and leaves them even more mentally confused.

Back when I was working at Metropolitan State Hospital, I got to hear of an experiment that somehow got approved by the State where several 'hopeless' patience were administered ECT constantly, a few times a day, for weeks at a time. By the end of the 'experiment' they were all so drooling, helpless and utterly non-funcitonal, they may as well have all been made to stay 2 years old forever. Just sad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:07 AM (ntObR)

397 >> What are you celebrating?
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
>Turns out, I'm not pregnant afterall.


Lady in front of me at the grocery store tonight had 3 - 12 packs of Natural Light and a 3-Pack of Pregnancy Tests!

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2016 02:07 AM (OxUnq)

398 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:07 AM (ntObR)
Lobotomy by wire....

And the worst part is, the people doing it thought they were helping.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:08 AM (lutOX)

399 qdpsteve: ...Or slapping it over and over again on the side....

Palpatine: ...'Percussive maintenance...'

I've mentioned before on here, had a failing hard drive that I managed to get to spin up one last time for copying... by slapping the side of the computer box.

And the printer that I "repaired" by dropping from a height of a couple of inches. Twice. (Still works!)

Of course, my first computer repair, honest to God, involved a five-pound rubber mallet. But that was just to crack open the external ac/dc transformer case to change a fuse, so it doesn't really count, but it sounds great.

Electroshock therapy, no matter how much better it's done now, just makes me think LSD therapy would be preferable - if you're going to reboot a brain.

God bless Publius's mom & give him & his family strength & wisdom.

And with that overlong comment, I'm dragging my percussively maintained brain to bed.

Good night, sleep tight, and don't let the coyotes bite.

Posted by: the variable mindful webworker at May 21, 2016 02:08 AM (YxyYj)

400 What are you celebrating?
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
Turns out, I'm not pregnant afterall.
Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:54 AM

Good news. TY' I 'bout split a gut when I read that!

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 02:09 AM (o/90i)

401 Goodnight variable! And, yup. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:10 AM (ntObR)

402 395 Now you've made me want to do a shot of tequila. Where is BC to join in?
Posted by: Farmer
-------------------
Don't summon that shithead!
He'll be pouring that Fireball crap!
Fucker got me sick one night...


("celebrating" making it one more year being 6' on this side of the turf)

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 02:05 AM (ewTXf)



While in Vegas, there was a deal where you could buy two 24-oz cans of beer and get an airplane bottle of hooch as a bonus, so I got a bonus bottle of Fireball. That shit tastes exactly like Lavoris, the mouthwash. I can't believe people drink that stuff willingly.



And frohliche geburtstag, mein freund!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:11 AM (EzgxV)

403 You could mention my whereabouts since Tuesday night and our activities from Wednesday morning. If you're thinking of mentioning other "its", it depends on what they are.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)


I was happy to host Cthulhu and his non-tentacled better half in Vegas. He was as tentacle-rific in person as he is on the HQ.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 21, 2016 02:12 AM (vBeA5)

404 Palpatine, exactly.

There was also one very old, 'hopeless' patient in the ward I worked in... who, believe it or not, had what looked like two *audio jacks* in his forehead.

Nurses and other treatment professionals had asked so many times, some hospital historians went looking for answers as to why he had this stuff in his head. Turns out that in the early 1960s, this patient's brother had signed him up for so much ECT, the doctors *had the jacks inserted* to make it easier/less time consuming to plug him in. Just, oh good grief!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:12 AM (ntObR)

405 Turns out, I'm not pregnant afterall.
Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 01:54 AM (ewTXf)
***
Just gas...it happens, even to medical students:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHlPFfWZj5k

The Young Ones.... genius, pure genius....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:14 AM (lutOX)

406 Often pondered, if I stood astride the state line, with a beer in the 18yo-state hand, would I be breaking the law? And pondered the arbitrariness of age limits.
Posted by: the variable mindful webworker at May 21, 2016 01:54 AM

That's interesting. Wondering if we ever crossed paths unknowingly.

This would have been ca. 1973-77 as I was working summer jobs while in college when I ran up to S. Beloit..

Yeah, I'm old.

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 02:15 AM (o/90i)

407 Wasn't Seth Meyers the guy who was nice to Breitbart's kid? Total progressive statist douchebag, but did a call with voices and impressions to the son of someone he vehemently disagreed with on a TV program?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 12:52 AM (EzgxV)


That was Seth McFarlane of "Family Guy". Story was that they both were on Maher's show, and Breitbart was kind of bummed because he was thinking that McFarlane would do some of the voices from the show while debating him, and Breitbart's son was a huge fan of the show. As they were waiting to go "live", McFarlane produced a flask and asked Andrew if he wanted a hit, and after that Andrew knew they would be okay. After the show, McFarlane called Andrew's son who had some friends over, and did all the voices while talking to him.

After that, he and McFarlane were pretty good friends.

IIRC, McFarlane and Rush are friends, and Rush has appeared on Family Guy.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Triggly at May 21, 2016 02:16 AM (1JnAL)

408 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:12 AM (ntObR)
***
Was Magdy - my great-great aunt - insane? Probably. Everything I've heard from people who knew her points that way.

Was her brother - Mikhail - more or less off his rocker? Again, probably, although these days they'd say 'he's on the autism spectrum' or some such nonsense.

I think genuine mental illness is very rare - there is sufficient variety in the human species to suggest to me that differences in cognition and processing are to be expected, and might even prove useful to the species as a whole.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:18 AM (lutOX)

409 397
Lady in front of me at the grocery store tonight had 3 - 12 packs of Natural Light and a 3-Pack of Pregnancy Tests!
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2016 02:07 AM (OxUnq)


I'm just marveling that you can buy beer in a grocery store.

Posted by: rickl in the People's Republic of Pennsylvania at May 21, 2016 02:19 AM (sdi6R)

410 Danke Schoen, der altere gott.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 02:20 AM (ewTXf)

411 I'm just marveling that you can buy beer in a grocery store.

rickl, come on down to California. Beer in just about every food store, including the CVS Pharmacy. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:22 AM (ntObR)

412 I'm just marveling that you can buy beer in a grocery store.
Posted by: rickl in the People's Republic of Pennsylvania at May 21, 2016 02:19 AM (sdi6R)
***
Pfft!

In Texas, beer and wine at the groceries is more or less mandated by law.

I will say that Louisiana - or at least New Orleans - is by far the most booze-friendly place I've ever been.

Walked into a CVS at 7 in the morning, and walked out with a handle of Old Granddad.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:22 AM (lutOX)

413 It's a good day when the alumni and students at your alma mater tell the professors and administration to GFY and get a good man re-instated.

Trust me, some BIG donors threatened to cut the money off, and the administration went down faster than a Longwood girl on homecoming night.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Triggly at May 21, 2016 02:23 AM (1JnAL)

414 Palpatine, you raise good questions about whether society today is overdiagnosed and overmedicated. I wonder if anybody could have predicted 40 years ago how huge the pharma industry has grown.

Today you're considered weird if you *don't* have some sort of psychodiagnosis.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:24 AM (ntObR)

415 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Triggly at May 21, 2016 02:23 AM (1JnAL)
***
heh.....by me, we used to say 'faster than a fat girl on prom night,' but it's the same idea...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:25 AM (lutOX)

416 403 You could mention my whereabouts since Tuesday night and our activities from Wednesday morning. If you're thinking of mentioning other "its", it depends on what they are.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

I was happy to host Cthulhu and his non-tentacled better half in Vegas. He was as tentacle-rific in person as he is on the HQ.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 21, 2016 02:12 AM (vBeA5)



We MoMe'd with Hat in Vegas. He looks suspiciously like his avatar on his blog, except with a different hat. As someone who is conspicuous by his linkage of commentary to current events, he has an amazing breadth and depth of awareness of current affairs. He knows the good places to find grub in the non-tourist areas of Vegas -- lunch was delish.



We are somewhat concerned that our word count was >5:1 us-to-Hat. I hope that we provided some amusement in our prattle.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

417 cthulhu, cool. Play any poker or blackjack?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:29 AM (ntObR)

418 Today you're considered weird if you *don't* have some sort of psychodiagnosis.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:24 AM (ntObR)
***
ain't that the truth, though.

A lot of my colleagues go on and on about depression, stress, anxiety, and what-have-you, and I'm tempted to remind them that these are normal conditions for any sentient being.

I like the Russians - they get it. You're depressed? Well, of course you are - that's not a medical condition, that's a normal part of life. You've got stress and anxiety? of course you do - the stakes in everyday life are so very high. But none of it means anything, brother. Have a drink and talk a while, and you'll see.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:31 AM (lutOX)

419 the Hat is so nice to offer his open invitations.

glad you enjoyed it.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 21, 2016 02:32 AM (ceWrl)

420 407 Wasn't Seth Meyers the guy who was nice to Breitbart's kid? Total progressive statist douchebag, but did a call with voices and impressions to the son of someone he vehemently disagreed with on a TV program?
Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 12:52 AM (EzgxV)


That was Seth McFarlane of "Family Guy". Story was that they both were on Maher's show, and Breitbart was kind of bummed because he was thinking that McFarlane would do some of the voices from the show while debating him, and Breitbart's son was a huge fan of the show. As they were waiting to go "live", McFarlane produced a flask and asked Andrew if he wanted a hit, and after that Andrew knew they would be okay. After the show, McFarlane called Andrew's son who had some friends over, and did all the voices while talking to him.

After that, he and McFarlane were pretty good friends.

IIRC, McFarlane and Rush are friends, and Rush has appeared on Family Guy.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Triggly at May 21, 2016 02:16 AM (1JnAL)



You can tell how disconnected I am with popular culture -- Seth this or Seth that....but the guy who was on a show with Breitbart and did voices for Breitbart's kid.....that's a big lump of good karma I hope does well for him.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

421 I think genuine mental illness is very rare - there is sufficient variety in the human species to suggest to me that differences in cognition and processing are to be expected, and might even prove useful to the species as a whole.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:18 AM (lutOX)


See! We really are normal!!1!

Posted by: Special little snowflake that thinks she is a deer-kin at May 21, 2016 02:33 AM (vBeA5)

422 See! We really are normal!!1!
Posted by: Special little snowflake that thinks she is a deer-kin at May 21, 2016 02:33 AM (vBeA5)
***
heh..

i was talking about mental illness, not people who have made themselves totally fucking nuts.

There is a difference....

(That said, dear little faun, please send pics. Perhaps we could talk.....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:36 AM (lutOX)

423 410 Danke Schoen, der altere gott.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 02:20 AM (ewTXf)



Bitte sehr.



I can't begin to tell you of all the little screwed-up things that are being dealt with.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:37 AM (EzgxV)

424 I was happy to host Cthulhu and his non-tentacled better half in Vegas. He was as tentacle-rific in person as he is on the HQ.
Posted by: The Political Hat
-----------------------
That's pretty cool.

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting the BH, but I can say with authority that Cooth is the coolest nerd you'll ever meet. Don't pass up the chance, folks.
He's as good as they get.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 02:37 AM (ewTXf)

425 (That said, dear little faun, please send pics. Perhaps we could talk.....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:36 AM (lutOX)


http://tinyurl.com/zpptwjf

Posted by: The Responding Hat at May 21, 2016 02:40 AM (vBeA5)

426 417 cthulhu, cool. Play any poker or blackjack?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:29 AM (ntObR)



Nope. Did a side-jaunt to Bryce Canyon, did three shows and a couple of memorable dinners, and had fun with Hat.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:40 AM (EzgxV)

427 Palpatine, yup. I blame TV to a large extent for teaching this weird philosophy too many Americans have accepted, that if they're not happy all the time, if everything isn't always coming up roses, something's wrong. No, that's just life.

And on that note... gotta call it a night all. Thanks for the great chat!! Tonight was especially fun.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:42 AM (ntObR)

428 cthulhu, what?!? Part of the whole fun of Vegas is losing money!!

Just kidding. Okay, really gotta go now. Goodnight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:42 AM (ntObR)

429 Re the "Inverted bass solo" video --

I've never understand two ridiculous facts about stringed instruments: Why one uses one's non-dominant hand to do the fingering; and why the low notes are at the top.

I've never taken one second of guitar (or bass or ukulele) instruction, but every time I find myself around any stringed instrument and pick it up to goof around, I (as a right-hander) instinctively strum with my left hand and do the difficult detailed part -- pressing down the strings to make different notes -- with the right hand.

Whenever I do that, everyone says, "No no no, you're holding it upside down!"

But if I do it the other way, it's much much more difficult because one doesn't have as detailed control over one's left fingers as one does the right fingers.

Furthermore, when held the "correct" way, the strings seem (from my worldview) to be in the reverse order of their "natural" order, which would be high strings toward the top, low strings toward the bottom. But again, everyone tells me that it's supposed to be low strings high, and high strings low.

I can solve both unnatural "problems" in the simplest possible way -- just hold the guitar backwards. No need for a "left-handed" guitar. No need for reversing the strings. None of that. Just take a normal guitar, and hold it in the natural way, with right hand on the neck and left hand strumming.

I always thought I was a freak until I saw an old video of Elizabeth Cotton, the 100-year-old folk singer, play guitar exactly the way I play it -- upside-down with the wrong hands, but the strings kept the way they were originally.

If she can do it, so can I!

But then we get to the HUGE problem: None of fingerings for the chords work when you're holding it upside down. Every standard bit of guitar knowledge is out the window.

I was too unschooled to devise refingered chords for upside-down guitars, but I got the idea of trying it on the much simpler ukulele.

I devised my own fingering for all the chords, and lo and behold, in 80% of the cases, the upside-down fingering was SIMPLER than the standard chord fingering. And it seemed true for guitars as well, in the less thorough attempts I did for them.

So, it's more natural, more logical, and EASIER to play a stringed instrument the upside-down way compared to the way that everyone is supposed to do it.

So then why does everyone still play guitars the normal way?

Still don't understand why.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2016 02:43 AM (jBuUi)

430
424 I was happy to host Cthulhu and his non-tentacled better half in Vegas. He was as tentacle-rific in person as he is on the HQ.
Posted by: The Political Hat
-----------------------
That's pretty cool.

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting the BH, but I can say with authority that Cooth is the coolest nerd you'll ever meet. Don't pass up the chance, folks.
He's as good as they get.

Posted by: Chi at May 21, 2016 02:37 AM (ewTXf)




Damning with faint praise.....



You'd be better-off MoMe'ing Chi, who is a gentleman.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

431
Is this frequency in use?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 21, 2016 02:47 AM (k4M/B)

432 Jane D'oh turned me on to the Black Rifle Coffee Company.

http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/

The first time I ordered, I picked "ground" by mistake, and immediately e-mailed them asking to change my order to "whole bean". I got a reply saying that it was too late, and my order had already shipped.

This time, I ordered on Monday, and didn't get shipping confirmation until Wednesday. My order finally began moving on Friday, with an estimated arrival date of Monday.

I still have enough left for Saturday and maybe Sunday, but may be forced to dip into my emergency supply of instant swill before I get the new shipment. It's my own fault; I waited too long before ordering.

Posted by: rickl at May 21, 2016 02:48 AM (sdi6R)

433 428 cthulhu, what?!? Part of the whole fun of Vegas is losing money!!

Just kidding. Okay, really gotta go now. Goodnight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2016 02:42 AM (ntObR)



Remember that, with fine dining, the finest experience must inevitably result in crap. And, believe me, we spent some bucks in fine dining.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 21, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)

434 Posted by: The Responding Hat at May 21, 2016 02:40 AM (vBeA5)
***
Poor girl....

Yes, she identifies with the beautiful, fleet deer, because she see in them some sort of freedom or innocence - purity, perhaps? - that she does not find in herself.

I think she just needs someone who loves her - not as she thinks she is, but as she is.

You're right - she's lost and confused, the poor thing. Some trauma, perhaps, has done this to her, and she's projecting her ideal self into the guiltlessness of the animal.

I've seen this thing sort of thing before, and it breaks my heart every time I encounter it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:49 AM (lutOX)

435 Be well all. I suppose some sleep is required before work tomorrow.

Ya'll make me laugh and smile, TY.

ZZZZZZ

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2016 02:52 AM (o/90i)

436 the farthest i ever got was, 'down in the valley' on my mini franciscan.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 21, 2016 02:56 AM (ceWrl)

437 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:49 AM (lutOX)
***
Had a girlfriend in the 90's who thought she was a cat in human form. I loved her dearly, but there was nothing I could do to dissuade her from her delusion.

And, yes, she'd suffered trauma - sexual trauma - as a child, and found comfort in the family cat, with whom she identified as a means of escape. That poor girl.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 02:58 AM (lutOX)

438 So then why does everyone still play guitars the normal way?

Still don't understand why.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2016 02:43 AM (jBuUi)


Check out some videos of bluesman Eddie Clearwater, and also Jeff Healey.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 02:58 AM (zKSco)

439 Zombie, Dick Dale flipped his guitar when he was first introduced to the Stratocaster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIU0RMV_II8

Miserlou is known as the opening theme to Pulp Fiction.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2016 03:00 AM (VdICR)

440 Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2016 03:00 AM (VdICR)
***
Mmmmm.....Uma Thurman.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 03:06 AM (lutOX)

441 Well. One more visit to the burn barrel to make certain it's safe to leave for the night, and then off to bed. Take care, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2016 03:08 AM (zKSco)

442 Chris Cornell and a ?mandolin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhJ9IwYc5NU

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2016 03:21 AM (VdICR)

443 Well I stabbed the ONT in the chest with a huge adrenaline shot, and nothing happened, so I'm off to bed.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2016 03:41 AM (VdICR)

444 Just finished watching Mel Gibson's Apocolypto - you know, that's a great film.

Posted by: Vertov at May 21, 2016 03:45 AM (RTOcO)

445 Off to visit a 'niece' who's having rather a hard time of it, and from there, after sleep and a shower, to see my angel, whose kid sister is graduating dental school.

Life can be beautiful....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 21, 2016 03:56 AM (lutOX)

446 #356 Beaver are back in the Smoke Creek Desert where they were shot out 100 years ago...and they aren't really a nuisance there as they provide water impoundment for all sorts of critters including fish which amazes me.

Posted by: torabora at May 21, 2016 04:41 AM (AAvsB)

447 Night all.

Here is "Low" by Testament:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fk6kvcoREI

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 21, 2016 05:09 AM (vBeA5)

448 Good Morning Everyone.

I wish Beck had succeeded with Blaze TV. Not getting on cable and not working out with subscriptions took a lot out of him.

It's never a good thing to watch your Dream fail and I don't think his personality was stable enough to handle it.

When he was on his game, he was a must listen to.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 21, 2016 05:25 AM (WVsWD)

449 "Turns out, I'm not pregnant afterall.
Posted by: Chi "


Congratulations, slugger. Nobody deserves it more than you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 05:34 AM (9ym/8)

450 Slow slow morning.............

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at May 21, 2016 05:39 AM (WVsWD)

451 "Slow slow morning.............

4:45 and I really need to head back to bed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 05:42 AM (9ym/8)

452 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2016 05:46 AM (3wHFl)

453 " Good morning horde"

Buenos dias, el Skippo.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 21, 2016 05:47 AM (9ym/8)

454 Trump/DeadPool 2016!

Jinro Soju, the Breakfast Drink of Champions! You Drink the Drink, lonnnnnnnng time, GI!

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening at May 21, 2016 06:06 AM (9lCXX)

455 You know, if I had one of those Hidden-Shotgun Beds, and actually was the 12-y.o. babyfaced rugrat the Media had portrayed me as, I'd still be alive today!

Kill Whitey! Death to America!

Posted by: Zombie Trayvon Martin at May 21, 2016 06:11 AM (9lCXX)

456 Progressive wet dream, Apple. 93% of their immense cash reserves held overseas. Hypocrisy in action. Plus the complete failure of progressive ideas to trump economic reality.

Posted by: Heresolong at May 21, 2016 09:28 AM (ntIeo)

457 444 Just finished watching Mel Gibson's Apocalypto - you know, that's a great film.
Posted by: Vertov at May 21, 2016 03:45 AM (RTOcO)

Dances with Ghouls

Apocalypto never let up, not even for a minute. A masterpiece.

Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

Posted by: Spoonman at May 21, 2016 10:15 AM (PcHwJ)

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