Overnight Open Thread (11 Jun 2016)

Surprising MSM Story

I'm really surprised ABC ran this. How Clinton donor got on sensitive intelligence board. Criminal corruption but they'll still endorse her. I'm sure they'll stop any follow on updates or other critical stories of Hillary.

Unleashing Hell

The 12 paratroopers who killed 265 insurgents to defend one downed Apache.

The Sounds Of Silence

Outstanding cover by Distrubed.

Smartphone Tech

Your phone may soon sense everything around you. I'll pass. Too much of a security risk.

Survival Hacks

18 urban and wilderness survival hacks that would make MacGyver proud.

Sexiest Female Moments in Film

Easily the best moment is Phobe Cates in Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate is dead.

The unemployment rate has become detached from political reality, the realities of middle-class voters, and the reality of other economic indicators showing that our country is only sputtering along at best.

Cowboy Story

A cowboy jumps on his horse and lassos suspected bike thief in a Walmart parking lot. Nicely done.

Your Daily Heh

Warning required before crime.

Generation Snowflake

Meet 'Generation Snowflake' - the hysterical young women who can't cope with being offended. Actually, it's not just women who can't cope. Pretty much any leftie.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by D-Day Invasion Stripes:

Top cat pic via.

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1 Hola!

Posted by: Duncanthrax (formerly the Bellicose) at June 11, 2016 10:03 PM (OF/aZ)

2 helloooooooo

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:03 PM (Z/L0A)

3 Tumblr: The Hell-Hole of Insanity

Tumblr is a ready collection of insanity (and porn) distilled to its stupidity essence from college academia and online roving bands of the mentally ill.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11941

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 11, 2016 10:04 PM (vBeA5)

4 Cat ur day

Posted by: Sven10077 at June 11, 2016 10:04 PM (vVRlw)

5 drat

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:04 PM (Z/L0A)

6 That's very distrubing.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 11, 2016 10:05 PM (IqV8l)

7 Top 10

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 11, 2016 10:05 PM (84Pun)

8 Thanks CDR M,

hope you are well

Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2016 10:05 PM (ezHMO)

9 I do not care for the Disturbed cover.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:06 PM (bMG0w)

10 asdf

geez, i sat here and read the whole thing while I was at first.

Posted by: iforgot at June 11, 2016 10:07 PM (5o5ek)

11 a hot, hot day in N/E Illinois.

I was out for a half hour watering and got the sunburn tingles.

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:07 PM (Z/L0A)

12 Howdy, y'all!!!!



Hope CDR M did his usual fine job at saving the universe.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 10:08 PM (EzgxV)

13 Somewhere a "safe place" is missing it's "special Snowflake."


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:08 PM (1ijHg)

14 Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2016 10:05 PM (ezHMO)

Doing fine but just super busy lately at work.

Posted by: CDR M at June 11, 2016 10:09 PM (McoS+)

15 Good evening, Commander.
Hope you're surviving the nasty heat and even worse humidity.

Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:09 PM (a0D5D)

16 'Sup?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:09 PM (0mRoj)

17 Evening all! Hot one here today.

Posted by: Beth M at June 11, 2016 10:09 PM (kiy9d)

18 condom canteen sounds like a good band name

Posted by: nckate at June 11, 2016 10:10 PM (M4JNr)

19 RE: "Your phone may soon sense everything around you."

Why the hell do people even want this shit?

Posted by: RKae at June 11, 2016 10:10 PM (kLw2y)

20 THAT'S NOT A CAT.
THAT'S A DEMON FERRET FROM HELL!

Ahem.
Freaky kitty

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:10 PM (7lVbc)

21 Now I want an A&W Root beer float. Anybody have directions back to 1980?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 11, 2016 10:10 PM (84Pun)

22 21 Now I want an A&W Root beer float.

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Me too!

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:12 PM (7lVbc)

23 Your phone does not fancy being farted on by half, generation sn*wflakers

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:12 PM (OC+TJ)

24 I imagine that Shannon Elizabeth from American Pie can't be included because she was topless for all of that.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:12 PM (bMG0w)

25 On Earth as it is in Texas.

Posted by: Duncanthrax (formerly the Bellicose) at June 11, 2016 10:13 PM (OF/aZ)

26 24 I imagine that Shannon Elizabeth from American Pie can't be included because she was topless for all of that.
Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:12 PM (bMG0w)

Indeed. Gloriously so.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

27 be that a Lord O' the Rings Kitty?

My pressssssious, Rawwwwr.

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:13 PM (Z/L0A)

28 @ 21

"Not Your Dad's Root Beer" plus a scoop of Edy's vanilla. Maybe $10, and you can make more than you'll want.
Hey! You could even share...

Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:16 PM (a0D5D)

29 For a root beer float, you need a really syrupy root beer.

Rum and Coke. Not rum and Pepsi.

Bourbon and 7up, not bourbon and Sprite.

Same idea.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:16 PM (1ijHg)

30 I imagine that Shannon Elizabeth from American Pie can't be included because she was topless for all of that.
Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:12 PM (bMG0w)


Yes, I watched the whole video, why do you ask.


Special crime: Stopping the Phoebe Cates scene where they did.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 11, 2016 10:17 PM (Dj0WE)

31 Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:09 PM (a0D5D)

The pool helps with that!

Posted by: CDR M at June 11, 2016 10:17 PM (McoS+)

32 So Hillary Clinton is poised to be the first F president.
Oh.
I typed in Female but the system stole my emale.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2016 10:18 PM (08Znv)

33 Now I want an A&W Root beer float. Anybody have directions back to 1980?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 11, 2016 10:10 PM (84Pun)


Had one 2 weeks ago at an A&W 6 miles from where I live.

Hashtag A&W Privilege

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at June 11, 2016 10:18 PM (Ojki1)

34 Remember, not that long ago, when they had vanilla coke? I used to.love that.
I'm surprised they don't have pumpkin spice coke.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:19 PM (7lVbc)

35 I have Root beer and Vanilla ice cream. I could have a Root beer float right now.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:20 PM (bMG0w)

36 Sprecher Root Beer Floats are King.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:20 PM (ggrt+)

37 I'm reading Left of Boom. Fascinating.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:20 PM (7lVbc)

38 9:26

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:21 PM (Z/L0A)

39 34 Remember, not that long ago, when they had vanilla coke? I used to.love that.
I'm surprised they don't have pumpkin spice coke.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:19 PM (7lVbc)



They still do.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:21 PM (bMG0w)

40 >> I have Root beer and Vanilla ice cream. I could have a Root beer float right now.


I envy the dead their empty calories.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:21 PM (ggrt+)

41 The pool helps with that!
Posted by: CDR M
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Cool.
I'll be over around noon tomorrow. What should I bring? Hamburgers OK?

Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:21 PM (a0D5D)

42 They still do.
Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:21 PM (bMG0w)

Really? I stopped drinking soda several years ago so I guess I don't notice it in the store.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:22 PM (7lVbc)

43 Want to know what else is good?

Half lemonade, half 7 up, with a scoop or two of orange sherbet.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:23 PM (1ijHg)

44 When you can find an old fashioned soda fountain, which is hard to do, you need to try a Coconut Coke.

So much better than vanilla or cherry.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:24 PM (ggrt+)

45 44 When you can find an old fashioned soda fountain, which is hard to do, you need to try a Coconut Coke.

So much better than vanilla or cherry.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:24 PM (ggrt+)



Not if you're not a fan of coconut.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:25 PM (bMG0w)

46 We went to the Harry Potter world in Orlando the year it opened and tried the butterbeer. Yuck.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:25 PM (7lVbc)

47 Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:21 PM (a0D5D)

Heh. Tomorrow is steak night!

Posted by: CDR M at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (McoS+)

48 43 Want to know what else is good?

Half lemonade, half 7 up, with a scoop or two of orange sherbet.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:23 PM (1ijHg)

7 Up or Sprite with raspberry sherbet is really good too.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (0mRoj)

49 FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (GWCAk)

50 five minute pixy filter

to keep the commies out ?

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (Z/L0A)

51 >>Not if you're not a fan of coconut.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 10:25 PM (bMG0w)


How can anyone not like Coconut?

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (ggrt+)

52 Love coconut. Especially if it's fresh.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:27 PM (0mRoj)

53 The local Burger King has a multi-flavor Coke dispenser, which has Lime Coke, mmm.

Posted by: davidt at June 11, 2016 10:27 PM (ckzKP)

54 How can anyone not like Coconut?

It's a natural diarrheic, like Tom Hanks in Cast Away

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:28 PM (OC+TJ)

55
Want to know what else is good?

Half lemonade, half 7 up, with a scoop or two of orange sherbet.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:23 PM (1ijHg)

7 Up or Sprite with raspberry sherbet is really good too.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (0mRoj)
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Bananas that got dark: frozen
Watermelon chunks left over: frozen
Into the blender with strawberry-banana kefir.

BZZZZZZZZZZZZT.

Leftover waffles: toasted

I hate to throw away food.

Posted by: iforgot at June 11, 2016 10:29 PM (5o5ek)

56 I like coconut ice cream. I dont know if they flavor the ice cream itself or they just throw coconut on it. I think you cd just get vanilla ice cream and throw shredded coconut on it.

Posted by: Bruci With a Wang! at June 11, 2016 10:29 PM (iQIUe)

57 I like coconut in some recipes but not in others. And I think coconut water is yucky.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:30 PM (7lVbc)

58 can you make booze from a coconut or any part of a coconut palm?

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 10:30 PM (GWCAk)

59 I prefer the Simon and Garfunkel version. You know, the guys without metal on their faces.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 11, 2016 10:31 PM (IqV8l)

60 I hate coconut.
Not the taste, the consistency.

Posted by: Tallahassee at June 11, 2016 10:31 PM (xN9Un)

61 if you want to hook up with any of the gay dudes at the gym just bring your own coconut water, in the original container so they can read the label.

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 10:32 PM (GWCAk)

62 I will never understand why people like the flavor of coconut

Posted by: RetakingLiberty at June 11, 2016 10:33 PM (1GPgm)

63 There are two kinds of people in the world: Those that love coconut and those that hate coconut.


It's a matter of taste.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:33 PM (1ijHg)

64 Champagne and a scoop of raspberry sherbet.

Posted by: Infidel at June 11, 2016 10:33 PM (PPaJi)

65 Then there is the C.S. Lewis version: Men without chests.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:34 PM (1ijHg)

66 coconuts are kinda like pineapple, foreign, exotic and unrelated to most other food groups.

Yet, coconuts remind me of Brazil nuts.

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:34 PM (Z/L0A)

67 humhp,

Those 12 paratroopers went through 11,000 rounds of ammo.....


fire superiority is the awesome

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 10:35 PM (GWCAk)

68
The only true root beer float:

https://tinyurl.com/h6r277y

A and W, with scoops.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 11, 2016 10:35 PM (kdS6q)

69 I hate it when people get German Chocolate cake. The coconut makes it taste horrible.

Posted by: RetakingLiberty at June 11, 2016 10:35 PM (1GPgm)

70 58 can you make booze from a coconut or any part of a coconut palm?

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Yes, the coconut flower. It's kind of like vodka, very strong.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:35 PM (7lVbc)

71 You put the lye in da coconut...

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:36 PM (OC+TJ)

72 I love German Chocolate Cake. And it damn well better have the coconut on it.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:37 PM (1ijHg)

73 There are 2 types of wimmens in the world,
those who ride their own motorcycle or those that ride on the back

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 10:37 PM (GWCAk)

74 Goddam, that one's ugly cat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/8)

75 Heh. Tomorrow is steak night!
Posted by: CDR M
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Steak night?!? Now you're just throwing around your white privilege!

Actually, I napped through the hottest part of the day, and currently have a pork roast in the smoker. I figure around 2am, I'll have my Norfolk version of carnitas ready to serve. With homemade guac.

If you know where to get real tortillas around here, don't hold back.

Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:37 PM (a0D5D)

76 72 I love German Chocolate Cake. And it damn well better have the coconut on it.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:37 PM (1ijHg)

My man. *fistbump*

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:38 PM (0mRoj)

77 macaroons are the best, and not just because they sound extra racist to say

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:39 PM (OC+TJ)

78 I think I enjoyed Baskin-Robbins German chocolate cake ice cream before I ever tasted German chocolate cake. ( I worked at one in HS)

Yum.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:39 PM (1ijHg)

79 There are 2 types of wimmens in the world,

those who ride their own motorcycle or those that ride on the back


Or both. Gawd I miss my bike.

Posted by: Infidel at June 11, 2016 10:39 PM (PPaJi)

80 "Heh. Tomorrow is steak night!
Posted by: CDR M "



All right. I put on my good clothes. Any wimmenzs?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 10:40 PM (9ym/8)

81 I have my doubts about how German this so-called cake is. Where did they get coconut in Germany?

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:40 PM (7lVbc)

82 46 We went to the Harry Potter world in Orlando the year it opened and tried the butterbeer. Yuck.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:25 PM (7lVbc)



There was a "Santa's Village" between Carpinteria and Ventura on Highway 1 in California. Cutesy little tourist-bait with a half dozen pseudo-snowcovered buildings. They always advertised their date (as in the date palm) shakes. I had a coworker who succumbed after 30 years of passing by on the highway.



Said they were horrible.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)

83 How did German Chocolate cake wind up with coconut ?

Far flung territorial possessions ?

Posted by: seamrog at June 11, 2016 10:41 PM (Z/L0A)

84 81 I have my doubts about how German this so-called cake is. Where did they get coconut in Germany?
Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:40 PM (7lVbc)

At the coconut store.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:41 PM (0mRoj)

85 >>Where did they get coconut in Germany?


Every spring the Swallows return all over europe with fresh coconuts.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:41 PM (ggrt+)

86 My mom gave me a movie theatre size Jordan Almonds for Christmas two years in a row.

Ever since, I hate marizpan and macaroons.

I love smoked almonds. Just hate sweet almonds.

Almond Joys are OK though, cause they are not sweet. Oh and there is that yummy coconut.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:42 PM (1ijHg)

87 Where is the sexiest SJW compilation? I'm outraged!

Posted by: Trigglypuff at June 11, 2016 10:42 PM (gwG9s)

88 I didn't watch that whole sexiest female scenes thing. Did it include the car washing scene from Cool Hand Luke? Because it should have.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 11, 2016 10:42 PM (s7hQ/)

89 85 >>Where did they get coconut in Germany?


Every spring the Swallows return all over europe with fresh coconuts.
Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:41 PM (ggrt+)

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:42 PM (0mRoj)

90 76 72 I love German Chocolate Cake. And it damn well better have the coconut on it.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:37 PM (1ijHg)

My man. *fistbump*
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:38 PM (0mRoj)

Yes! My mom made a great German Chocolate cake from scratch. And a great Red Velvet Cake and great raised doughnuts and bread and bundt cake and apple turnovers, and - great lots of stuff. And she never used a mix.

She was a so-so cook but a terrific baker. I'm the opposite.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at June 11, 2016 10:42 PM (P8951)

91 47 Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:21 PM (a0D5D)

Heh. Tomorrow is steak night!

Posted by: CDR M at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (McoS+)



Sounds like if you hold off going over there until 3:00, he's gonna feed you steak!!! Take some bottles along with you.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 10:42 PM (EzgxV)

92 The Kaiser was secretly pushing for war in 1914 so as to get more Kokosnussraum.

Posted by: true history at June 11, 2016 10:43 PM (uhIjp)

93 Almond Snickers are the shit.

So much tastier than the original variety.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:43 PM (ggrt+)

94 I'll be the outlier, and express my appreciation for the Disturbed cover. It's not the original, and it's not meant to be the original.

But, it's without a doubt the best derivative from the Garfunkel version that I've ever heard. It has passion, intensity, and is very skillfully and artfully crafted and performed.

Hell, I thought it was extraordinarily Moron and 'Ette worthy. Hard core, gutsy, unapologetic and even a bit frightening to the special snowfakes in their safe spaces.

I cranked up on the garage stereo, whilst enjoying a good cigar, earlier this evening. Two neighbors stopped by, wanting to know what it was so they could download it.

It doesn't offend the original. It compliments it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2016 10:43 PM (v5iqM)

95 The newer touch-screen fountain machines will give you a hundred flavors of soda.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola_Freestyle

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 10:43 PM (VdICR)

96 Cake.

I got my angel food cake this week after four months.

Sometimes if you want a thing done right, you gotta do it yourself...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 11, 2016 10:44 PM (vyqqu)

97 "Take some bottles along with you."


Shit, like I was already.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 10:44 PM (9ym/8)

98 Every spring the Swallows return all over europe with fresh coconuts.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:41 PM (ggrt+)


European or African?

Posted by: Arthur at June 11, 2016 10:44 PM (cmE8J)

99 I typed hostess sno balls into my c*mputer and lost all my innocence at the results

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:44 PM (OC+TJ)

100 The newer touch-screen fountain machines will give you a hundred flavors of soda.

We have some around town. They're awesome.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 11, 2016 10:44 PM (vyqqu)

101 You can make almost anything out of a coconut except a boat patch.

Posted by: The Professor at June 11, 2016 10:44 PM (IqV8l)

102 71 You put the lye in da coconut...

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:36 PM (OC+TJ)



That's for coconut soap. If you want the hangover remedy, you put the lime in the coconut. Best not get them confused.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 10:45 PM (EzgxV)

103 It sounds like Disturbed covering Simon and Garfunkel.

Exactly like Disturbed covering Simon and Garfunkel.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:45 PM (ggrt+)

104 I love coconut but am in agreement with whoever said coconut water is yucky.

And so is that damned ear worm: "You put the lime in the coconut..."

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at June 11, 2016 10:46 PM (P8951)

105 94 I'll be the outlier, and express my appreciation for the Disturbed cover. It's not the original, and it's not meant to be the original. Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2016 10:43 PM (v5iqM)

I second that. The songs on Immortalized are better and more skillful than the songs that made them famous.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 10:46 PM (VdICR)

106 103 It sounds like Disturbed covering Simon and Garfunkel.

Exactly like Disturbed covering Simon and Garfunkel.
Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:45 PM (ggrt+)

If you go back and listen to the original after listening to the Disturbed cover, it sounds way too upbeat and chirpy considering the lyrics.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:46 PM (0mRoj)

107 I thought lime and lye were the same thing.

Lye is the base.

Lime is the stone.

OK. Clear now.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:46 PM (1ijHg)

108 >>.I typed hostess sno balls into my c*mputer and lost all my innocence at the results


Hahahaha





Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:47 PM (ggrt+)

109 I love coconut but I had a midlife conversion. When we were kids we were so disgusted by it that our dad would buy himself Almond Joys, knowing none of us would raid his stash. Thanks, daddy. He still licks his ice cream sandwich stash in the freezer so no one else will eat them.

I can't remember the turning point, but all of sudden I started liking all things coconut. Maybe it was the paleo movement. Recently started buying Malibu coconut rum to make fruity beach drinks. Mmmm.

Posted by: stace at June 11, 2016 10:48 PM (ozZau)

110 Outstanding content CDR M.

Posted by: Golfman at June 11, 2016 10:48 PM (oUHC5)

111 Lye is the base of soap.

That's all I got on lye.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2016 10:49 PM (qUNWi)

112 Now that you mention it, hostess sno balls are very similar to perfectly formed breasts.

bbl. running out to the store.




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:49 PM (1ijHg)

113 99 I typed hostess sno balls into my c*mputer and lost all my innocence at the results
Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:44 PM (OC+TJ)

Then for God's sake don't look up Hostess Ding Dongs.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2016 10:49 PM (0mRoj)

114 >>If you go back and listen to the original after listening to the Disturbed cover, it sounds way too upbeat and chirpy considering the lyrics


I believe this one of those S&G tunes that you need to seek out the Mono Version for the definitive / best sounding cut.
They released different versions of a lot of their songs for Mono / Stereo Releases. Back when Radio made a difference to musicians.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:50 PM (ggrt+)

115 Lime is also a guy in postwar Vienna who fakes his own death.

Posted by: Orson Welles at June 11, 2016 10:50 PM (uhIjp)

116 107 I thought lime and lye were the same thing.

Lye is the base.

Lime is the stone.

OK. Clear now.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:46 PM (1ijHg)



Quicklime, a mineral, is for disposing of bodies; lime, a citrus, is for disposing of hangovers.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 10:51 PM (EzgxV)

117 " I'll be the outlier, and express my appreciation for the Disturbed cover."


I'll echo that. That's not really Disturb's bag but that is not an un-watchable video or song. There's a whole lot of worse shit out there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 10:51 PM (9ym/8)

118 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2016 10:43 PM (v5iqM)

I like the original a lot but I listened to the Disturbia version just now.

I like it. Angry instead of soulful, it feels like an authentic interpretation.

I liked the video too.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:51 PM (7lVbc)

119 I was raised by wolves. Dad licking his treats would not have stopped me, or my brothers.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:51 PM (1ijHg)

120 >>I typed hostess sno balls into my c*mputer and lost all my innocence at the results


This happened the last time we pulled into Deep Space 9 and I Googled 'Docking Procedure DS-9'.

The image is burned into my visor.

Posted by: Commander LaForge at June 11, 2016 10:52 PM (ggrt+)

121 Raspberry Diet Coke from those machines is da bomb.

followed closely by Raspberry Diet ginger ale

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2016 10:52 PM (dBmVV)

122 What hasn't changed about soda fountains is that I'm stuck behind a kid, or anyone for that matter, who's made a complicated process out of filling their cup. I'm silent and placid on the surface, but inside, I'm counting down from 60. They have no idea.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 10:52 PM (VdICR)

123 He still licks his ice cream sandwich stash in the freezer so no one else will eat them.

Tr*gger Warning: diarrheic inducing

Lucky. Mine would raid the fridge in the middle of the night after Thanksgiving, alternating between picking at the leftover turkey plate and scratching inside his boxers

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 10:53 PM (OC+TJ)

124 Disturbed. meh. local radio fapping hard over that one.

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 11, 2016 10:53 PM (0LQ4f)

125 That Disturbed cover sounds like Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.

Posted by: Crash Test Dummies at June 11, 2016 10:53 PM (gwG9s)

126 I adore Phoebe Cates but there wasn't nearly enough Margot Robbie in that clip.

I'm embarrassed at how bad a girl crush I have on her.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 11, 2016 10:54 PM (SEXy3)

127 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741671787730178048

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741671972233478144

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741672157068025856

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741672318368423940

Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2016 10:54 PM (G3FIK)

128 Bags of lime. Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 10:54 PM (9ym/8)

129 Book thread: I read "Alchemy of Bones" (wifey's great grandmother was a witness in the trial).

The guy used lye to dissolve the wife's body. Guy fucked up. The rings on her fingers were left intact and the cops found them on the floor of the vat.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:55 PM (1ijHg)

130 Split coconut in half. Scoop out coconut and make festive cocktails. Fashion bra out of two remaining coconut shells.

You're welcome

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2016 10:55 PM (dBmVV)

131 Sounds like if you hold off going over there until 3:00, he's gonna feed you steak!!! Take some bottles along with you.
Posted by: cthulhu
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I'm pretty sure he's better armed and much more practiced than I.
Bottles won't do me any good, unless I want to do an impression of a Loony Tunes character with the bourbon pouring out of all the bullet holes in my body...

Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:55 PM (a0D5D)

132 More Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741672483120664576

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741672653715562496

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741672833600880640

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741672984285437952

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/741676783792062464

Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2016 10:56 PM (G3FIK)

133 watching http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes.html

it's okay so far. Doohan's son is in it. The actors generally get the mannerisms right (although Kirk sounds like he's on helium) and the stories are on par with TOS season 1.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2016 10:56 PM (6FqZa)

134 Hola all.

Sitting outside enjoying the night. One more hour of work.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 10:56 PM (heN73)

135 115 Lime is also a guy in postwar Vienna who fakes his own death.

Posted by: Orson Welles at June 11, 2016 10:50 PM (uhIjp)



There is a story about Harry Lime, a master spy for the British, who was aboard a submarine for insertion into foreign territory. As they were in transit, the spy claimed that his reading glasses had suddenly broken and that they should stop off at the nearest town with an eyeglass dispensary to replace them -- a place called Reed on the coast of England. The submarine commander, suspecting that this was merely a stratagem to visit a particular local lassie, allowed the detour.....but sternly commanded that the spy just "go from the sub, Lime, to the Reed oculist."

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 10:57 PM (EzgxV)

136 Ok, so remove all jewelry. Got it

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2016 10:57 PM (dBmVV)

137
Hey, is Paul Simon and his wife still beating on each other? They are both so small they cant really hurt anyone.

Posted by: Bruci With a Wang! at June 11, 2016 10:57 PM (iQIUe)

138 Heh, according to "WTFFacts" on Twitter:

"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

Given the hotel workout regime I saw months ago, I call bull on this...

Posted by: Thrawn at June 11, 2016 10:58 PM (wQWv4)

139 "Sitting outside enjoying the night. One more hour of work.
Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 10:56 PM (heN73)"


It's a good night for that. We were doing that earlier. Nice little t-storm rolling in. Thunder. Lightening.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 10:58 PM (9ym/8)

140 You know, of course, that Kate Upton is old now. Those pictures are at least 20 years old. Her tits are down to her knees now.

And her face is wrinkled and sun-dried.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:58 PM (1ijHg)

141 Evening, all! That cat video...what the hell did I just watch?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 10:59 PM (+eR2D)

142 Just stopping on the way to bed. Be well you Mo000rons.

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2016 11:00 PM (o/90i)

143 >>"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."


Not if he was standing on the moon.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:00 PM (ggrt+)

144 I need you guys (and gals) tonight. I went swimming today with my family and I got swept away in the current and almost drowned. I completely panicked. I have never been so terrified. A kind stranger snatched me out before my husband could get to me. My children saw. My husband's been beating himself up and constantly apologizing to me. I feel so guilty and like a failure as a parent. What should I do?

Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)

145 131 Sounds like if you hold off going over there until 3:00, he's gonna feed you steak!!! Take some bottles along with you.
Posted by: cthulhu
-------------------
I'm pretty sure he's better armed and much more practiced than I.
Bottles won't do me any good, unless I want to do an impression of a Loony Tunes character with the bourbon pouring out of all the bullet holes in my body...

Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 10:55 PM (a0D5D)



More practiced at drinking?!?!? Further investigation likely to be necessary.



I've found that I've had better luck than I deserved when I show up at somebody's domicile hauling bottles.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (EzgxV)

146 Trivia about coconuts.

The young coconut (still green and somewhat soft on the outside) that they get coconut water from is the only one you should eat raw.

The mature coconut (hard brown shell) is the one that has milk and that's the one you cook/bake with.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (7lVbc)

147
There was a "Santa's Village" between Carpinteria and Ventura on Highway 1 in California. Cutesy little tourist-bait with a half dozen pseudo-snowcovered buildings. They always advertised their date (as in the date palm) shakes. I had a coworker who succumbed after 30 years of passing by on the highway.



Said they were horrible.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 10:40 PM (EzgxV)
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I had a date shake once, but it turns out I was getting a horrible flu while I was drinking it, and by the time I finished it I was vomiting. The association between nausea and date shake has persisted, and I've never tried a second one.

One objective truth I managed to extract is that it wasn't sufficiently liquefied; it's really hard to make a date skin go away. It was a shake with a lot of little shards.

Posted by: iforgot at June 11, 2016 11:02 PM (5o5ek)

148 I need you guys (and gals) tonight. I went swimming today with my family and I got swept away in the current and almost drowned. I completely panicked. I have never been so terrified. A kind stranger snatched me out before my husband could get to me. My children saw. My husband's been beating himself up and constantly apologizing to me. I feel so guilty and like a failure as a parent. What should I do?
Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)


be grateful you're alive.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2016 11:02 PM (dBmVV)

149 The good news is... the hotel has secure wi-fi.

The bad news is ... any 6-year-old could guess the password.

The good news is... I can get my usual AT&T coverage.

The bad news is... I'm probably too exhausted / inebriated / or something to participate tonight anyway.

Fambly reonions - all the best & worst of fambly all at once.

Posted by: mindful webworker on a family reunion weekend at June 11, 2016 11:03 PM (3oX+R)

150 136 Ok, so remove all jewelry. Got it

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2016 10:57 PM (dBmVV)



And fillings. And surgical implants. If you know the WHYs, you won't fuck-up the WHATs.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 11:03 PM (EzgxV)

151 cthulhu, I well remember the weird Christmas store complex on the coast in Ventura Co. "Place" is still there, no longer a cheesy Christmas thing though.


They even had the street/exit off the 101 appropriately named (Santa Claus Lane?). Anyway, that was finally changed - The Jackhole or IllTemperedCur might know when that happened.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2016 11:03 PM (QDnY+)

152 It's a good night for that. We were doing that earlier. Nice little t-storm rolling in. Thunder. Lightening.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 10:58 PM (9ym/

At the ranch tonight?

Sounds nice.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 11:03 PM (heN73)

153 "Evening, all! That cat video..."

Apparently is was German. My dog wasn't amused.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:03 PM (9ym/8)

154
I need you guys (and gals) tonight. I went swimming today with my family and I got swept away in the current and almost drowned. I completely panicked. I have never been so terrified. A kind stranger snatched me out before my husband could get to me. My children saw. My husband's been beating himself up and constantly apologizing to me. I feel so guilty and like a failure as a parent. What should I do?
Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)
-------------------------

Can you turn it around with humor? Topical or general?

Posted by: iforgot at June 11, 2016 11:04 PM (5o5ek)

155 Perfect breasts are not round, but instead tear drop shaped or east-west.

Link mildly NSFW

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zwuemp8

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 11:04 PM (OC+TJ)

156 My children saw. My husband's been beating himself
up and constantly apologizing to me. I feel so guilty and like a failure
as a parent. What should I do?

Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)



Thank the Lord you are alive and explain to your children where you went wrong and to relax and float on your back if you get caught in a riptide?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:04 PM (+eR2D)

157 Indio California used to have an annual date festival. Maybe they still do. Date shakes are good if the dates are fresh.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 11:05 PM (1ijHg)

158 What should I do?
Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)

Give thanks, quit beating yourself up over it (stuff happens), and move on.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 11:05 PM (heN73)

159 "At the ranch tonight?

Sounds nice."


Yes. I'll be back in town sometime Tuesday. Might have to catch that beera with you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:05 PM (9ym/8)

160 And I think the place to get date shakes is out in Indio, some famous place there (where all the date palm orchards are).


Never had one. Doesn't appeal to me. Love dates, though. But just by themselves.


Once lived in a place where we had a dozen different kind of dates.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2016 11:05 PM (QDnY+)

161 Jmel, I hope you thanked the stranger in the most intimate way.

(btw, I am not believing your story)

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 11:06 PM (1ijHg)

162 https://youtu.be/21h0G_gU9Tw

Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 11:06 PM (VdICR)

163 It doesn't offend the original. It compliments it.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2016 10:43 PM (v5iqM)

Bingo!

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 11, 2016 11:06 PM (yxupc)

164 138 Heh, according to "WTFFacts" on Twitter:

"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

Given the hotel workout regime I saw months ago, I call bull on this...

Posted by: Thrawn at June 11, 2016 10:58 PM (wQWv4)



I suspect you're confusing the comment with "bench press" -- which has a standard meaning in the exercise field. The "bench" being referenced likely has a standard meaning in the gay submissive community that neither of us is likely to know.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 11:06 PM (EzgxV)

165 Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)

Wow. Terrifying.

Like ghost said, be grateful. Seriously, thank God that you have the rest of your life.
Don't blame yourself - even the most experienced swimmers can and do drown. Just be more careful in the future.
It's ok that your kids saw - keep them aware about safety.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 11:06 PM (7lVbc)

166 Yes. I'll be back in town sometime Tuesday. Might have to catch that beera with you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:05 PM (9ym/

Wednesday is open so far.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 11:07 PM (heN73)

167 "Indio California"

Been through many times. Ft. Irwin just up the road. It's beautiful desolation.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:07 PM (9ym/8)

168 I had a date shake once...
Posted by: iforgot
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Hey! Me too!


Too soon?

Posted by: Cassius Clay's fourth wife at June 11, 2016 11:07 PM (a0D5D)

169 Jmel, you're not failure in any respect. Things happen.


How is your swimming competency? Not exactly sure of your situation, but in general if you're a decent swimmer, and not injured, you can be patient and swim your way out/bob around until helped. It's the panic that's the problem.


All you can do is make sure your swimming is up to the level you might need for any situation, match your capabilities to possible challenges. Same as anything else.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2016 11:07 PM (QDnY+)

170 Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)

Whoa! Scary, but happy news. Seconding ghost of hallelujah's advice: be grateful you're alive.

I managed not to fall asleep at the wheel today. There's always so much to be grateful for. Even when it doesn't seem so.

Posted by: mindful webworker on a family reunion weekend at June 11, 2016 11:08 PM (3oX+R)

171 I feel so guilty and like a failure as a parent.

A merman stirs many conflicting emotions, and not the singing alone

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 11:08 PM (OC+TJ)

172
And I think the place to get date shakes is out in Indio, some famous place there (where all the date palm orchards are).

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

That's where I got the one I drank. I still go in there for dates when I'm on the way from somewhere to somewhere else.

Posted by: iforgot at June 11, 2016 11:08 PM (5o5ek)

173 Apparently is was German. My dog wasn't amused.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:03 PM (9ym/



Somehow, that makes much more sense.

How you doing, RK?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:08 PM (+eR2D)

174 Jmel, as long as your kids learnt to be careful in the current, that's one less danger they're likely to face themselves in the future. Also, you're still alive. Hooray for that

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2016 11:08 PM (6FqZa)

175 "Wednesday is open so far."


We might be on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:09 PM (9ym/8)

176 Your husband should not be upset.

Many of the womens need the Paolo to save them from the tempestuous currents of a mundane marriage.

Posted by: Paolo the Life Guard at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (ggrt+)

177 Any Texas types been to the Dallas Arms Collectors Assoc. show in Dallas?

Missed it this weekend, but want to catch the next one. Over 2,000 tables (I know it's not all guns) is a lot bigger than the Original Gun Show one in Ft. Worth.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (heN73)

178 "How you doing, RK?"


I'm fine. Lot's of life changes but all good. How are you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (9ym/8)

179
I was raised by wolves. Dad licking his treats would not have stopped me, or my brothers.




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:51 PM (1ijHg)


Tell me about it.

Posted by: Remus at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (cmE8J)

180 Coconut water - poured from a fresh coconut, that has just been skillfully hacked open by the guy with the machete walking down the beach hawking them - is excellent.


In Brazil vendors walk down the sand selling almost anything you can imagine, and some things you can't. But a while ago, they mainly had food. Little pastries, fried shrimp, mango, coconut water. And beer.


You could spend the whole day at the beach, eat like a king, without even leaving the sand.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (QDnY+)

181
"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

And the unemployment rate is an impressive 4.7%

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (IqV8l)

182 GIANTS!!!!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 11, 2016 11:11 PM (0O7c5)

183 If you read "The Agony and the Ecstasy" you would know that young Michaelangelo Buonarotti was nurtured by Lorenzo "the Great" de Medici.

Not the Borgias.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 11:12 PM (1ijHg)

184 I hear what they have on Rio beaches now is super bacteria.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 11:12 PM (7lVbc)

185 I'm fine. Lot's of life changes but all good. How are you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (9ym/



I'm good. Work is hella busy. Home life is fantastic. That's pretty much it. What's going on with your "life changes"?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:12 PM (+eR2D)

186 Alright, Hairless Pusseh above the fold on the ONT!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2016 11:12 PM (a0SXg)

187 Jmel


Be thankful that a skilled, willful and powerful swimmer was in the river at the same time.

He certainly saved you, which is obvious. It's likely he saved your husband, too, unless your husband can swim like Michael Phelps.

Even a placid looking, 4 mph current is faster than most humans can swim. It is powerful, relentless and unforgiving.

Your husband shouldn't feel guilty, he tried but the other guy was closer, faster or both.

You though, have every right to be shaken to your core. A close call like that does make you sit still, reflect, and take stock.

What do I suggest? Celebrate life and living.

Enjoy a good steak. Drink too much wine with it. Hug your kids. And ravish your husband later tonight with all the fervor and passion with which you'd have held onto a life ring in the water.

He's your life ring, now. Hang on like both your lives depend on it. They do[/] and that, more than ever before.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2016 11:13 PM (v5iqM)

188 Jmel was this a "rip" current? In most of those, the thing to do is relax, and/or swim at right angles to the current direction (which generally means parallel to the beach, so it's easy to get your orientation for that).


In many many places with good surf, people use the "rip" to get outside, while working less at it. Helps take you right out to the surfline, where rips by definition just die out.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2016 11:13 PM (QDnY+)

189 "Wednesday is open so far."


We might be on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:09 PM (9ym/

Cool. Shoot me an email after you get back.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 11:13 PM (heN73)

190 ...and something about chocolate rations..

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2016 11:13 PM (dBmVV)

191 156
My children saw. My husband's been beating himself

up and constantly apologizing to me. I feel so guilty and like a failure

as a parent. What should I do?



Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)

Talk about it. Learn from it. Learn how to handle rip currents. Above all, don't panic.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 11, 2016 11:13 PM (yxupc)

192 "I'm good. Work is hella busy. Home life is fantastic. That's pretty much it. What's going on with your "life changes"?"



I heard you got that raise/promotion too. Of course you won't talk about it

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:13 PM (9ym/8)

193 If super bacteria causes those lines around the breasts, they're pro-biotics if ever such a thing exists

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 11:14 PM (OC+TJ)

194 "Home is great. Work is busy"

Pullease!

Stop bragging!

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 11:14 PM (1ijHg)

195 I am not a strong swimmer at all, and I got swept away before I knew it. I am very grateful for the nice stranger who helped me. He even checked on me before he and his family left and said the same thing: Stuff happens. It was just so, so scary.

Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:15 PM (xmCZ9)

196 Didn't spend much time on Rio beaches, but I get the reference.


The Brazil I loved was slow, and fairly uncomplicated (places most people have never heard of). Rio/SP were so-so even back then, I'm sure they're pretty unpleasant (or at least not that special) now.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2016 11:15 PM (QDnY+)

197 Important safety tip campers:

Do not go swimming at the beach if there are no breakers in your area.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 11:16 PM (1ijHg)

198 Close tags in the nic, for the save!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2016 11:16 PM (v5iqM)

199 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 11, 2016 11:10 PM (IqV8l)

Well done sir.

Don't look to ESPN for your next career, though.

Posted by: Golfman - Conservative Refugee seeking asylum at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (jz/2W)

200 I heard you got that raise/promotion too. Of course you won't talk about it

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:13 PM (9ym/



I think I already did...lol.
But yeah, it's nice to be recognized for the work I've done this past year (and the $$ I saved the company).

Supposedly the rumor is, big changes coming down the line. Mainly, the company will be shutting down CA production and moving all to TX. My boss has already said I have a choice of a number of positions I can take. I figure it is nice and respectful for them to give me an option to choose what I want to do.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (+eR2D)

201 Swimming in the Ocean is just a bad idea.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (ggrt+)

202 The "Sounds of Silence" cover was interesting. I just had a hard time getting past those metal things sticking out of the singer's chin. Kind of creepy.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (JSovD)

203 "What's going on with your "life changes"?"


Still have a house in DFW but resigned job this week. Dad is losing 10lbs every two weeks and docs can't figure it out. I'm basically taking over the ranch effective immediately.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/8)

204 I remember reading somewhere that experienced/strong swimmers are more likely to drown than novice swimmers.
Because they spend so much time in the water, and one day they get unlucky (cramp, etc)

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 11:18 PM (7lVbc)

205 He even checked on me before he and his family left and said the same thing: Stuff happens. It was just so, so scary.

Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:15 PM (xmCZ9)



I believe our guardian angels come when they are needed. Yours showed up when you needed them. Praise the Lord.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:18 PM (+eR2D)

206 One of the reasons I don't care for Disturbed is they did an album during the Iraq war where one of the songs was about a kid being shot by an American soldier but he was ok with it because that soldier was going to be dead next.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 11:19 PM (bMG0w)

207 Head off PTSD if you can, and avert PSTDs by avoiding that gaucho who cannot resist scratching his Andes

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 11:19 PM (OC+TJ)

208 Did it just get colder in here?

Posted by: a merman standing next to a moron beside a hydrothermal vent at June 11, 2016 11:19 PM (PLnZs)

209
I just had a hard time getting past those metal things sticking out of the singer's chin. Kind of creepy.
Posted by: Tuna


Rings from a shower curtain rod.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 11, 2016 11:19 PM (IqV8l)

210 I spend a lot of time on the river. Moving water is not to be trifled with. Doesn't take much to kill you.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:20 PM (ggrt+)

211
Jmel: I think you should all go out and celebrate that you are safe.

Posted by: Bruci With a Wang! at June 11, 2016 11:20 PM (iQIUe)

212 195
I am not a strong swimmer at all, and I got swept away before I knew it.
I am very grateful for the nice stranger who helped me. He even checked
on me before he and his family left and said the same thing: Stuff
happens. It was just so, so scary.

Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:15 PM (xmCZ9)

It happens almost every day. A friend and I got caught in a rip current off the coast of Oahu a few years ago. And not for the first time. After a few choice curse words, we just rode it out until the rip lessened, swam parallel to the shore until we were free from the current, and then swam to shore. It doesn't have to be a big deal if you keep your wits about you. This was your first time. If it happens to you again, you'll be much better prepared because you've experienced it. Your key takeaway: you survived it. You know you can do it again. And above all, don't panic.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 11, 2016 11:20 PM (yxupc)

213 144 I need you guys (and gals) tonight. I went swimming today with my family and I got swept away in the current and almost drowned. I completely panicked. I have never been so terrified. A kind stranger snatched me out before my husband could get to me. My children saw. My husband's been beating himself up and constantly apologizing to me. I feel so guilty and like a failure as a parent. What should I do?

Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:01 PM (xmCZ9)



Well, to start with, (1) stop feeling guilty, (2) stop feeling like a failure as a parent, (3) soothe your husband and get him to stop beating himself up.



Then, start taking the right lessons from this: (4) there is a value in community, and good people can often step in to do good things. (5) Your husband would not have abandoned you -- he might not have been situated to get there first, but he would have done whatever it might take to get to you. (6) terrifying things happen to good people -- look to faith beyond yourself to sustain you and guide you through such crises.



Finally, turn the bad into good. (7) Talk earnestly with your children about listening to concerns, not overextending, and how terrible you would feel if they were swept from your arms to be rescued by some stranger. ( improve yourself -- talk to a lifeguard about currents -- learn more about them so that you can not only save yourself from a replay but counsel others; and (9) find a way to give back to your community -- maybe you could be a rescuer one day, maybe you could post flyers on the beach regarding dangerous currents, maybe you could host a fundraiser for the lifeguards....the possibilities are endless.



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

214 Still have a house in DFW but resigned job this
week. Dad is losing 10lbs every two weeks and docs can't figure it out.
I'm basically taking over the ranch effective immediately.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/



I am sorry to hear about your pops, my friend. I hope all is resolved. All will be well. I will put some prayers up for you and your dad.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:20 PM (+eR2D)

215
Seriously, it is something to be happy about, not freaked out about.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 11, 2016 11:21 PM (iQIUe)

216 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9A9zTorrw

Maurice LaMauche is the voice and Vince D'onofrio plays the part.

I watched Touch of Evil with my parents, and then played the theme out by ear. A good effort for what my skill level was at the time. Plus the piano is almost tinney enough to belong in a western saloon.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 11:21 PM (VdICR)

217 >>And above all, don't panic.


And bring a towel.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at June 11, 2016 11:21 PM (ggrt+)

218 202 The "Sounds of Silence" cover was interesting. I just had a hard time getting past those metal things sticking out of the singer's chin. Kind of creepy.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (JSovD)



Fishing accident. Lost all his guns. Damn canoe.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2016 11:22 PM (v5iqM)

219 Can't agree, garrett. Ocean swimming is great. Everything in the ocean (under the right conditions) is great.


And I'm not a competitor, just for fun and exercise. I know a guy who's a world-class ocean swimmer, and he's not human. The events he does are unimaginable.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2016 11:22 PM (QDnY+)

220 So...much...content... (clunk)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2016 11:22 PM (hVdx9)

221 And bring a towel.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at June 11, 2016 11:21 PM (ggrt+)



Hah! This just made my day.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:23 PM (+eR2D)

222 Still have a house in DFW but resigned job this
week. Dad is losing 10lbs every two weeks and docs can't figure it out.
I'm basically taking over the ranch effective immediately.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/

Just spitballin' here, but did they check your dad for Type I diabetes? Friend of mine went thru the same thing you described above, after about 4 weeks of testing, they discovered it was Type I. He'd contacted Agent Orange about 12 years earlier in Vietnam, and as a result, developed Type I. Again RK, just a WAG on my part.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 11, 2016 11:24 PM (yxupc)

223 149 The good news is... the hotel has secure wi-fi.

The bad news is ... any 6-year-old could guess the password.

The good news is... I can get my usual AT&T coverage.

The bad news is... I'm probably too exhausted / inebriated / or something to participate tonight anyway.

Fambly reonions - all the best & worst of fambly all at once.

Posted by: mindful webworker on a family reunion weekend at June 11, 2016 11:03 PM (3oX+R)



The cure for insecure hotel Wi-Fi (which is everywhere) is VPN. I'm currently using a commercial one for times when I'm out-of-town, but the lack of an API is making me consider rolling my own. I can do it on any Linux box or in the firewall router.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 11:24 PM (EzgxV)

224 >>Can't agree, garrett. Ocean swimming is great. Everything in the ocean (under the right conditions) is great.


Yeah. Too many things that can eat you, sting you, bite you.

I almost lost an arm a few years back to a Bull Shark, and I was just releasing a Snook! Nothing could get me in the drink with those fucking things.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at June 11, 2016 11:24 PM (ggrt+)

225 Natalie Wood in This Property is Condemned has the sexiest character in any film I've seen.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 11, 2016 11:25 PM (/H5Dl)

226 42sockOFF

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:25 PM (ggrt+)

227 "I am sorry to hear about your pops, my friend. I hope all is resolved. All will be well. I will put some prayers up for you and your dad."


Back to ya, DG. Plan has been in place for years. We knew what was coming. We tried to get ready.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:25 PM (9ym/8)

228 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 11, 2016 11:25 PM (T/cxb)

229 Personally beaches hate me so I tend to stay away. Kids want to go though so we are probably going down the shore.
I'll be covered up mostly I guess.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 11:26 PM (7lVbc)

230 I admit I don't know jack about rivers. But I grew up swimming in the ocean and the best solution to getting caught in a rip is to relax, float and swim parallel to the coast.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:26 PM (+eR2D)

231 Prayers for your dad, Ricardo.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 11:27 PM (7lVbc)

232 I almost lost an arm a few years back to a Bull
Shark, and I was just releasing a Snook! Nothing could get me in the
drink with those fucking things.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at June 11, 2016 11:24 PM (ggrt+)

Was scuba diving off Electric Beach in Hawaii a few years ago; turn around to see my wife, with a stick, poking at the moray eel in the reef. Damn near swallowed my regulator getting to her and snatching her away from the jaws of death.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 11, 2016 11:27 PM (yxupc)

233 Back to ya, DG. Plan has been in place for years. We knew what was coming. We tried to get ready.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:25 PM (9ym/



At least you are prepared in some way. And hell...hanging out on a freaking ranch can't be all that bad.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:27 PM (+eR2D)

234 We used to spend our vacations on the Outer Banks which is riptide central especially down around Nags Head. No matter how many warnings were put out some one always got pulled out and drowned. That being said, it's easy to say don't panic and relax but very hard, I imagine, to follow that advice if pulled out in one.

Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2016 11:29 PM (JSovD)

235 glad you're ok jmel


Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 11, 2016 11:30 PM (0O7c5)

236 >>"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

I call bullshit, I doubt he can bench big wheel at 135

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 11:30 PM (GWCAk)

237 >> poking at the moray eel in the reef.


Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Eel!

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:30 PM (ggrt+)

238 I'm going to watch the new Voltron series on Netflix. I wonder if its any good. I loved watching Voltron as a kid but a few years ago tried rewatching it. It did not hold up to my nostalgia

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 11:31 PM (bMG0w)

239 I call bullshit, I doubt he can bench big wheel at 135

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 11:30 PM (GWCAk)

This.
That little pencil neck couldn't bench 95 lbs on his best day ever.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 11, 2016 11:31 PM (yxupc)

240 ricardo....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 11, 2016 11:31 PM (0O7c5)

241 Still have a house in DFW but resigned job this week. Dad is losing 10lbs every two weeks and docs can't figure it out. I'm basically taking over the ranch effective immediately.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:17 PM (9ym/

Damn, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2016 11:32 PM (heN73)

242 >>"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."


Now, if that had been :

"First Lady Michele Obama can Bench Press an impressive 200 lbs."

...

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:32 PM (ggrt+)

243 "At least you are prepared in some way. And hell...hanging out on a freaking ranch can't be all that bad."


Strange thing is the time. Sister, brother and, sat down and game-planned this and we were dead on. I had been preparing work for my leave. It was uncanny.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:33 PM (9ym/8)

244 >>"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

Of course he can. Just not all at once.

Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2016 11:34 PM (7qAYi)

245 So you're a cowboy Ricardo?

Posted by: Molly k. at June 11, 2016 11:34 PM (YUgLc)

246
Strange thing is the time. Sister, brother and,
sat down and game-planned this and we were dead on. I had been
preparing work for my leave. It was uncanny.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:33 PM (9ym/



Life can be funny that way. I wish you the best.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:34 PM (+eR2D)

247 It's unremarkable for an average man to bench press near his own weight

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 11:36 PM (OC+TJ)

248 "President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

And it only takes him 4 reps to do it!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 11, 2016 11:36 PM (T/cxb)

249 244 >>"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

Of course he can. Just not all at once.

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

One of Michelle's legs at a time.

Posted by: Molly k. at June 11, 2016 11:36 PM (YUgLc)

250 Obama can bench 200 pounds, it just takes him about 3 reps to add it up

a skinny f*ck like him would grind the shit outa 95/135

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 11:37 PM (GWCAk)

251 Happy beautiful and humid and summery Saturday ONT all.

How goes it?

*scrollin'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 11, 2016 11:38 PM (hlMPp)

252 "Life can be funny that way. I wish you the best."


You too. You jam-making sonny-gun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:38 PM (9ym/8)

253 I see I have a wonderful trump hash. It's YUg you guys.

Posted by: Molly k. at June 11, 2016 11:38 PM (YUgLc)

254 remember how da mooch can incline bench 35 pound dumbells....

If barky can break a 245 pound deadlift off the floor I'd have to see it

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 11:40 PM (GWCAk)

255 221 And bring a towel.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at June 11, 2016 11:21 PM (ggrt+)


Hah! This just made my day.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:23 PM (+eR2D)


I'm so fucking high right now

Posted by: Towelie at June 11, 2016 11:40 PM (1JnAL)

256 " So you're a cowboy Ricardo?"


I don't have a horse. I have guns and a pickup.

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

257 A tale of two ARCOMS:

Case #1:

Lt. Gen. James McConville presented Moerk an Army Medal of Commendation at a Dec. 15 ceremony at the Pentagon and the senior noncommissioned officer received in-person praise from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

"What she did is the epitome of being an NCO and a soldier, and of course a leader," said Command Sgt. Maj Leslie Hudson. "I think that soldiers out there can learn from the example that she set, and I think that she has set the standard for what leaders are expected to do."
----
Which is to say, she reported a Facebook post that she found offensive.


Case #2.
Above

"The 12 paratroopers who killed 265 insurgents to defend one downed Apache."
-----------

Pretty much the same, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2016 11:40 PM (9mTYi)

258 You too. You jam-making sonny-gun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2016 11:38 PM (9ym/



Heh. We're drowning in it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:41 PM (+eR2D)

259 Towlie, Hitchhiker's Guide - I don't know why towel humor is funny, it just is.

Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2016 11:41 PM (7qAYi)

260 200?

Yeah, TFG was just throwing around the (maybe) 25 Dumbbells for fun in the captured footage.

Which reminds me of I believe it is a Chevy commercial where they have participants answer with emojis. LMAO at the dude who used the 'bicep' emoji. Never held a weight or did a lick of labor...skinny as a toothpick.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 11, 2016 11:42 PM (hlMPp)

261 I'll be covered up mostly I guess.

Not going to let this slide by. A chiffon robe that doesn't quite reach past the bum is acceptable.

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 11:43 PM (OC+TJ)

262 The pathetic thing is...I think I can bench 200# as well. And I'm out of shape. Which makes McBarkyFuckstick a pathetic weenie.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:44 PM (+eR2D)

263 234 We used to spend our vacations on the Outer Banks which is riptide central especially down around Nags Head. No matter how many warnings were put out some one always got pulled out and drowned. That being said, it's easy to say don't panic and relax but very hard, I imagine, to follow that advice if pulled out in one.
Posted by: Tuna at June 11, 2016 11:29 PM (JSovD)


Just got back from there after visiting some family for a couple of days, and my weather app is always going off for "surf advisorys" almost every day.

After Monday's rain down there, they need to issue a Mosquito warning, my arms and legs look like I have the measles. And I even used bug spray, 25% DEET.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac at June 11, 2016 11:45 PM (1JnAL)

264 Thank you all very much for your support. I asked God to bless the young man who saved me. And I thanked God for saving me too!

Posted by: Jmel at June 11, 2016 11:45 PM (xmCZ9)

265 >>>Hey, is Paul Simon and his wife still beating on each other?

that was so bad.
what a bunch of weirdos

and Bourbon Chicken, your soda story was funny.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 11, 2016 11:47 PM (ceWrl)

266 cthulhu - And any nerdy techno-types, today I stripped out a 3.5" drive for parts, and was struck by the contrast in motors used for the Shugart 801, vs. the 3.5" drive. Snapped a pic:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hva43fj

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2016 11:47 PM (9mTYi)

267 Voltron: I saw the first episode. It was not bad. The voice actors, when they're funny, are very funny.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 11:47 PM (VdICR)

268 Well, regarding my mother, today was three days in a row she's been doing well, each day better than before. She was almost back to normal, personality wise.

The damnable ECT has done the trick, it is supposed to do in the majority of cases. I haven't noticed one shred of memory loss, you know recent events surrounding the treatment.

Save for her age, they would've already sent her home. They are still a bit concerned with her eating enough. She's said something several times about not wanting to eat too much for fear of getting fat again.

She's worried about that in the past, her weight, but nothing abnormal I don't think, but after this, that is a worry. They did say they thought she ate well, better than she would before, today.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 11, 2016 11:47 PM (DW+jj)

269 237 >> poking at the moray eel in the reef.


Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Eel!

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:30 PM (ggrt+)



Thanks for triggering a random memory event.



Years ago, we did a dive trip to Honduras. Even before we arrived at the resort, we ran into "Dr. Twinkie" and the guy who was his "date" for the excursion. [The "date", btw, was a really nice guy who was marketing a line of organic burritos. The obvious joke was to label him as the "burrito packer" and give him a ration of crap, but everyone bonded with him because he was such a mensch -- a quiet, self-effacing guy who you could absolutely count on to do the right thing. AFAIK, all the guests and staff felt sorry for him being a guest of Dr. Twinkie by the end of our stay.



Anyway, the dive we were doing descended along a wall until a notch/tunnel up through the wall, which ended in a basin on top of the reef. This had been used as a feeding station for a long while, but the style at the time was to ignore the various grifter sealife in hopes they'd exhibit more natural behavior.



So it was quite a shock when a 6' moray eel came out of the rocks to swim toward Dr. Twinkie -- and he proceeded to lewdly rub it all over himself. There was the nausea of Twinkie's evident self-love, the anxiety that we'd have to do a bloody rescue in shark habitat, the technical aspects of the dive, the rage at the stupidity involved....so many mixed feelings.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2016 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

270 I was saved by a lifeguard when I was about 12.

Saved me from the riptide.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2016 11:49 PM (qUNWi)

271 Please excuse me for sock-linking something overtly political in the ONT but Trump massively Twitter-trolled Hillary on Friday by linking anti-Hillary ads put out by Obama in 2008 that I thought anti-Hillary forces here at the HQ would enjoy.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 11, 2016 11:49 PM (PLnZs)

272 I'm out

the 175# barky benching 200# , that's a laugh

Posted by: Jake at June 11, 2016 11:49 PM (GWCAk)

273 Outstanding cover by Distrubed.

Heh. Blew all their money on the auto-tuner.

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2016 11:50 PM (eeTCA)

274 3.5" drive

That's not a hard drive!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 11:50 PM (VdICR)

275 When you grow up swimming and body surfing in the Atlantic, it seems strange to swim in fresh water.

Also, considering how good snook tastes, I would have fought the damn shark for it. They are tough enough to catch around those barnacle crusted pilings.

Posted by: JTB at June 11, 2016 11:51 PM (V+03K)

276 Yeah, TFG was just throwing around the (maybe) 25 Dumbbells for fun in the captured footage.

Posted by: RWC
---------------
If its the same pic/vid i remember, they were 10 pounders - maybe15s.
My 78 year-old mother can pick up and carry more than that POS.
And she wears the jeans a lot better, too.

Posted by: Cassius Clay's fourth wife at June 11, 2016 11:51 PM (a0D5D)

277 268
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 11, 2016 11:47 PM (DW+jj)

That's great news about your Mom. The ECT is remarkable, isn't it? It's what did the trick for my Mom.

Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2016 11:51 PM (7qAYi)

278 Publius, I don't know the story about what is going on with your mother, but I will pray she is well.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:51 PM (+eR2D)

279 242 >>"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."


Now, if that had been :

"First Lady Michele Obama can Bench Press an impressive 200 lbs."

...

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 11:32 PM (ggrt+)


Yes.... he can bench 200 Lbs.... 20 10 Lbs Notes!

Posted by: Don Q at June 11, 2016 11:52 PM (qf6WZ)

280 Back. Read a little of the ONT, and then decided to go out and do a little weed-whacking and mowing with the walk-behind mower. Got about an hour and a half's worth done. Place is looking a little less shaggy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2016 11:52 PM (GSdpU)

281 Fuck off, draft dodging sock

Posted by: Chi at June 11, 2016 11:52 PM (a0D5D)

282 President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs.

-
His IQ is 200, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 11, 2016 11:52 PM (Nwg0u)

283 Jmel...you faced a horrific life challenge and were fortunate to have someone help you out of it. It isn't anyone's fault. Bond as a family that everything is all right.

peace be with you.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 11, 2016 11:53 PM (ceWrl)

284 Just got back from watching the B52s. They were playing the Fairfax County Fair - called celebrate Fairfax.

they are still a party band.

Posted by: blaster at June 11, 2016 11:53 PM (2Ocf1)

285 I made a banana cream pie today. It's in the fridge, setting up. Is it wrong to have banana cream pie for breakfast?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:54 PM (+eR2D)

286 284 Just got back from watching the B52s. They were playing the Fairfax County Fair - called celebrate Fairfax.

Posted by: blaster at June 11, 2016 11:53 PM (2Ocf1)

I saw a B-17 & a B-29 last weekend.


Posted by: josephistan at June 11, 2016 11:55 PM (7qAYi)

287 President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs.


{Squeals with delight} We Love Our God King!! He's Soooooo Dreamy!!!!

Posted by: MSM at June 11, 2016 11:55 PM (syGA0)

288 How can anyone not like Coconut?

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:26 PM (ggrt+)


The shredded stuff, to me, tastes and smells rancid. And the texture is like eating fingernail clippings. Fresh is OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2016 11:56 PM (GSdpU)

289 285 I made a banana cream pie today. It's in the fridge, setting up. Is it wrong to have banana cream pie for breakfast?


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 11, 2016 11:54 PM (+eR2D)


Its not breakfast... its just a VERY late Dessert...

Posted by: Don Q at June 11, 2016 11:56 PM (qf6WZ)

290 Partying implies decadance, a view which boils down to a g*y bash

Posted by: derit at June 11, 2016 11:58 PM (OC+TJ)

291 276 Yeah, TFG was just throwing around the (maybe) 25 Dumbbells for fun in the captured footage.

Posted by: RWC
---------------
If its the same pic/vid i remember, they were 10 pounders - maybe15s.
My 78 year-old mother can pick up and carry more than that POS.
And she wears the jeans a lot better, too.

Posted by: Cassius Clay's fourth wife at June 11, 2016 11:51 PM (a0D5D)

I was giving him some leeway. I think they were 8/10 pounders. But they were so shiny.....because even 16 year old girls don't use them.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 11, 2016 11:58 PM (hlMPp)

292 Long story short as possible about mother. She had knee replacement surgery at the end of March. She went to a rehab place for a couple of weeks. She was doing great, excellent for someone her age they all said, and she came home mid April.

She was okay for about a week, then we could tell something was wrong. She fell into deep depression, and it was diagnosed eventually as psychotic major depression, the worst kind. It was a nightmare dealing with her and when I finally got her to the mental health experts, they immediately recommended hospitalization.

We admitted her May 16th. They tried drugs for about 2 weeks, but no response (psychotic depression, I've learned, is very resistant to drugs). She wasn't wanting to eat, and so this was a critical case, and ECT was indicated, and the only thing they have that can pull someone out of this.

ECT, 'shock treatment" brings to my mind images of a sadistic Nazi torture master. It is not anything like that now, although there were terrible abuses in the past, which is where the images come from.

They still have no idea how or why it works, other than "banging the TV when it goes on the fritz", and it remains controversial. But it can usually do the trick, and it did it here, looks like.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 11, 2016 11:59 PM (DW+jj)

293 "President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."

She's not the President.

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2016 11:59 PM (eeTCA)

294 279
242 >>"President Obama can bench an impressive 200lbs."


That's one of those "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor" thingys right?

Posted by: gracepc at June 12, 2016 12:01 AM (OU4q6)

295 She's not the President.
Posted by: t-bird

Thread winner.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 12, 2016 12:01 AM (PLnZs)

296 Wow, publius. That is quite something. I've heard that people, especially the elderly, can have some crazy mental adverse reactions to surgery/anesthesia. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, but thank goodness it sounds like y'all have found something to help her. That must be so scary and frustrating.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 12, 2016 12:02 AM (+eR2D)

297 Greetings:

Disturbed antidote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW5dNzB5YlA

Posted by: 11B40 at June 12, 2016 12:03 AM (evgyj)

298 Place is looking a little less shaggy.


Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Scooby Doo ... at June 12, 2016 12:04 AM (AoK0a)

299 Lye is the base.

Lime is the stone.

OK. Clear now.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 11, 2016 10:46 PM (1ijHg)


Lye is a base, sodium hydroxide, NaOH.


Lime is calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2, which is also a base, but much less soluble in water than lye. It's used in brick mortar, and for other things.


Quicklime is calcium oxide, CaO. It has a very strong affinity for water, and takes water out of damn near anything to make itself into calcium hydroxide. Useful for disposing of bodies.


Limestone is composed of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. Calcium carbonate can be taken internally as an antacid. Pretty mild stuff. And many kinds of critters make shells of calcium carbonate, either for their eggs, or to live in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:06 AM (GSdpU)

300 Maybe not, but he can massage an impressive 200-lber with his throat.

Posted by: Reggie at June 12, 2016 12:08 AM (9mTYi)

301 They still have no idea how or why it works, other than "banging the TV when it goes on the fritz", and it remains controversial.

Anecdotes exist of the reverse happening too, well balanced people becoming surly in nature after exposure to electrical shock.

Posted by: derit at June 12, 2016 12:09 AM (OC+TJ)

302 Night, all. It's past my bedtime.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at June 12, 2016 12:10 AM (+eR2D)

303 Went to dinner at a high end steakhouse in Austin tonight. Walked out to the valet afterwards and there is a brand new red Ferrari sitting there in front, still had paper plates new. The valet said the guy paid him to watch it and wouldn't even give him the keys. Unreal that there are so many 20-30 something people with that kind of cash around here. We hopped into our 10 yo Tahoe and left.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at June 12, 2016 12:11 AM (xVgrA)

304 Quicklime is calcium oxide, CaO. It has a very strong affinity for water, and takes water out of damn near anything to make itself into calcium hydroxide. Useful for disposing of bodies.

Limestone is composed of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. Calcium carbonate can be taken internally as an antacid. Pretty mild stuff. And many kinds of critters make shells of calcium carbonate, either for their eggs, or to live in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:06 AM (GSdpU)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePskTD61oH0

Posted by: Hat of the Salmon Salt at June 12, 2016 12:14 AM (vBeA5)

305 I hear what they have on Rio beaches now is super bacteria.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 11:12 PM (7lVbc)


Yep. They can bench over 200 turds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:16 AM (GSdpU)

306 Hey everybody.

Just read today that the director of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Amy Heckerling, and Stacey Dash are good friends, even though they're 180 degrees apart politically.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:17 AM (q7T0y)

307
Unreal that there are so many 20-30 something people with that kind of cash around here. We hopped into our 10 yo Tahoe and left.
Posted by: lindafell de spair


How do they make their money?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 12, 2016 12:19 AM (IqV8l)

308 Lindafell, a goal of mine is to eat dinner at Craftsteak at the MGM Grand in Vegas, within the next few years.

I wanna try their Kobe steak, but at around $300 a plate I may go budget-level with a domestic Wagyu for the low low price of only $150.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:19 AM (q7T0y)

309 I've probably read more information about ECT, trying to cram more into my brain in such a short time that when I was in college cramming for exams, I can tell you that.

They first hit on it when they had noticed, in the old days, that mental patients who had seizures due to various other conditions seemed to improve their mental state after such seizures.

So, let's try to induce seizures in these crazy patients and see if that helps. The early attempts were crude and horrific, using drugs and other things to try to induce seizures. I think they intentionally put people into insulin shock and shit like that.

Then they hit on using electrical current, through the brain, to induce the seizure, which seemed to be the best way to do it.

And of course, it was horrific, too. It puts the brain into a massive seizure, every neuron firing wildly. Which fires all the nerves, causing a massive convulsion. They'd strap 'em down, shove a bit in their mouth and fire it.

Without the "bit" in the mouth, they would bite their tongue in two. And they'd break bones from the violent muscle contractions.

They didn't know what they were doing, and sometimes it was intentional and sadistic, all the abuses in the asylums we've heard about.

That is where the "Nazi torture master" imagery comes from.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:19 AM (DW+jj)

310 Anecdotes exist of the reverse happening too, well balanced people becoming surly in nature after exposure to electrical shock.
Posted by: derit
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I'm always in a bad mood after being shocked.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2016 12:19 AM (J3phO)

311 I almost lost an arm a few years back to a Bull Shark, and I was just releasing a Snook! Nothing could get me in the drink with those fucking things.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at June 11, 2016 11:24 PM (ggrt+)


I usually just raise up on one cheek to release a snook. Maybe it's done differently where you live?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:21 AM (GSdpU)

312 Publius, glad to hear about your mom.

It's a shame it takes such a crazy radical procedure to "fix" her, but so long as it helps and the docs know what they're doing...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:21 AM (q7T0y)

313 It's not shocking willy-nilly, but using an electric current to trigger a big ol' seizure of the brain. They use an EEG and carefully turn up the current until the EEG indicates a seizure is occurring, using no more current than necessary to induce it.

In the old days, they'd sometimes use way too much, and cause brain damage.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:22 AM (DW+jj)

314 I'm always in a bad mood after being shocked.

SAVE ELECTRICITY!!!

Always be in a bad mood ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technophobe ... at June 12, 2016 12:25 AM (AoK0a)

315 SAVE ELECTRICITY!!!

Always be in a bad mood ...


Works for me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 12, 2016 12:25 AM (T/cxb)

316 Count me among those who like the Disturbed cover. But if you want a truly disturbing metal version of a classic, check out Type O Negative's cover of Summer Breeze (Seals and Crofts). It's on YouTube.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at June 12, 2016 12:25 AM (VSenK)

317 Bertram,
I have no idea where all the money is being made. Tech start ups are big around here but that only accounts for a fraction. Doctors, lawyers, politicians, lots of people in the entertainment business. Hundred thousand dollar+ cars aren't that uncommon in Austin.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at June 12, 2016 12:26 AM (xVgrA)

318 Well, regarding my mother, today was three days in a row she's been doing well, each day better than before. She was almost back to normal, personality wise.

The damnable ECT has done the trick, it is supposed to do in the majority of cases. I haven't noticed one shred of memory loss, you know recent events surrounding the treatment.

Save for her age, they would've already sent her home. They are still a bit concerned with her eating enough. She's said something several times about not wanting to eat too much for fear of getting fat again.

She's worried about that in the past, her weight, but nothing abnormal I don't think, but after this, that is a worry. They did say they thought she ate well, better than she would before, today.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 11, 2016 11:47 PM (DW+jj)


Glad to hear she is making progress, publius!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:26 AM (GSdpU)

319 *drools*

Posted by: Randall P McMurphy at June 12, 2016 12:27 AM (JO9+V)

320 312: Well, you can't even say she's really fixed, just appears to be. Nor is there a clue what really went wrong. It was an emergency. She wasn't long for this world not eating. It's the same thing as actively suicidal.

They knew that, and that's the benefit of experience and the rational mind without emotion. Yep, we've got to do this awful thing. I'm emotionally involved, very much so, of course, and that's a problem.

A cold, clinical mind, while it can be a terrible thing, can also be a good thing, not letting blind emotion overcome what it is the best, available, to do.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:27 AM (DW+jj)

321 osted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)

May your mother continued to be blessed with Health & Healing.

May your family find peace through the care of good Doctors & Nurses.

Posted by: Adriane the Technophobe ... at June 12, 2016 12:29 AM (AoK0a)

322 Adriane, that's the key: GOOD doctors and nurses, and not Obamacare drones.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:30 AM (q7T0y)

323 Blanco Basura at June 12, 2016 12:25 AM (T/cxb)

Going to water the bricks.

BBL.

Posted by: Adriane the Technophobe ... at June 12, 2016 12:30 AM (AoK0a)

324 a goal of mine is to eat dinner at Craftsteak at the MGM Grand in Vegas, within the next few years.

I wanna try their Kobe steak, but at around $300 a plate


Oh, man, we have that stuff flown in about four times a week. Imagine if we had to pay for it!

Posted by: M'chelle at June 12, 2016 12:31 AM (J3phO)

325 qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:30 AM (q7T0y)

I can't curse McCain the Politician enough.

Can't salute McCain the Soldier enough ...

Best to stay silent.

Posted by: Adriane the Technophobe ... at June 12, 2016 12:32 AM (AoK0a)

326 I can't curse McCain the Politician enough.

Can't salute McCain the Soldier enough ...

Best to stay silent.

Posted by: Adriane the Technophobe ... at June 12, 2016 12:32 AM (AoK0a)



Wish he would.

Posted by: buzzion at June 12, 2016 12:33 AM (bMG0w)

327 If they zapped McCain with some ECT, what do folks suppose he'd come out the other end as? A Republican?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:34 AM (q7T0y)

328 And I know that if the president ever someday comes down with some major depression, there'll be plenty of folks here willing to volunteer to do the ECT treatments... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)

329 And while on the subject of music.

Condolences to the family of Christina Grimme, murdered in Orlando by some evil low life SOB, who, like all of his ilk, will not and should not be named.

She was a finalist on The Voice. And while I can't say I'm a fan, I can at least appreciate that the young lady really had a talent, a voice and a personality such, to launch her on what seemed to be a promising career.

Her assailant then shot and killed himself, after being tackled and taken down by Ms. Grimme's brother, who was there at the appearance with her.

Of course, the MSM will blame the gun, rather than the embodied evil of the killer himself.

But still, prayers for and condolences to her family. Unimaginable loss and grief.

Respectful moment.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 12, 2016 12:35 AM (v5iqM)

330 There was something that pissed me off. Yesterday, my mother was then the only patient in the geriatric psych unit. The bean counters didn't like that, and wanted to move her into the regular adult unit.

A nurse called about it yesterday mid-afternoon. She didn't like it. She couldn't say anything directly about her opinion, being a lowly nurse, and they'd probably haul her on the carpet, but she informed me, in a clever between-the-lines manner. She wanted me and my father to object, and object strongly, so this would be weighed in the decision.

We did. They moved her anyway, and she stayed overnight. But, it was all for nothing, a big stupid waste of time, because two more geriatric patients came in this morning. And so back my mother went.

It's bean counters in the administration of the hospital. I'm sure it was something, "Dr., if you cannot say with certainty this is a bad thing, and not medically advisable, then we are going to proceed!"

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:36 AM (DW+jj)

331 Psst! Psst! Hey there mister!! Go shoot someone innocent!! You know you want to!!!!

Posted by: The Gun at June 12, 2016 12:36 AM (q7T0y)

332 A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePskTD61oH0

Posted by: Hat of the Salmon Salt at June 12, 2016 12:14 AM (vBeA5)


Man! That takes me back. Sounds straight out of the '70's.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:37 AM (GSdpU)

333 Publius, that happens too unfortunately.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:37 AM (q7T0y)

334 Thanks for the link on the D-Day invasion stripes. Especially the photos showing how they were quickly applied with paint brushes. Which resulted as in the overhead P-38 shot of the stripes being at a slight angle. Some of the stripe widths were also irregular.

Further quirks arose with the P-61A Black Widows of the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron which arrived in England just after D-Day. The painted the invasion stripes on their planes, the olive drab and the later glossy black Black Widows, even though there was a directive excluding night fighter units.

At least one war-weary P-47D assigned to the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron had the invasion stripes painted out on both the lower and upper surfaces of the wings only to have the stripes reapplied to the lower wings later.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 12:37 AM (uSUw6)

335 Posted by: lindafell de spair at June 12, 2016 12:11 AM (xVgrA)

Linda, don't know if you saw my reply last night, but can you share why your experience in Mississippi was so bad?

Thanks if you can.

Posted by: Blano at June 12, 2016 12:39 AM (lbcdD)

336 And I just happen to have some Leftover Salmon:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8D64ByoVo

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:40 AM (GSdpU)

337 Hat, didn't know BOC *loved* their seafood so much. ;-)

Did I ever mention here, it was years ago, but when I went to the then-official BOC website, in their "links" section, they had one to National Review Online?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 12:40 AM (q7T0y)

338 Sexiest Female Moments in Film

The lesbian make out scene in Not Another Teen Movie.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 12, 2016 12:41 AM (QFhci)

339 You know, I'll bet that attempted shutdown of the geriatric unit there actually cost more money since they had to immediately restart it the next morning. I'm sure it cost some money to do whatever they had to do to "turn it off", and that was all for naught.

A cousin of mine is a retired hospital administrator (and of course knows everything about everything medical in his mind, of course), and his comment was "that was stupid, and I'd have chewed out whoever pulled that."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:42 AM (DW+jj)

340 In the Mirror Universe, President McCain is winding up his second term with a 90% approval rating. Crime is down, employment is near full, Iraq is the envy of the Near East. All thanks to McCain's even handedness, concern for the American citizen, and refusal to be bribed by crooked small-town S&L operators

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 12, 2016 12:42 AM (6FqZa)

341 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:27 AM (DW+jj)

Is it possible that your mom had an abortion at some point? While there seems to be a definite correlation with surgery recovery and depression I've read that there also seems to be a correlation with very elderly women facing "end of life" issues who have had abortions and are now fearful of meeting that aborted child.

We saw this in my husband's grandmother. She was *so* tired and her body was shutting down, but she was also terrified. If it *is* a possible cause, the best thing to do is let her know G-d loves and forgives her. If you don't think it is, than just ignore this as well-meant nosiness.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2016 12:44 AM (GDulk)

342 In another mirror universe, President McCain croaked a few months after taking office, after having a stroke after a major temper tantrum about something trivial, and we've had President Palin.

I don't know how it turned out, but there a mirror universe Publius who has been jacking off to the president, which is a disturbing thought.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:44 AM (DW+jj)

343 I'm pulling the striped yellow handle on the recliner, and punching out for the night.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 12, 2016 12:46 AM (v5iqM)

344 Not that I know of. I was born in '67, a few years before Roe v Wade, and from what I know of my mother, not a chance.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:48 AM (DW+jj)

345 Nite, Jim. Don't hit your head on the canopy rim!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:48 AM (GSdpU)

346 I don't know how it turned out, but there a mirror universe Publius who has been jacking off to the president, which is a disturbing thought.
Posted by: publius
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Won't have to worry about that with the next one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2016 12:48 AM (Z58Xa)

347 Warning required before crime

See? This is why I shouldn't be punished for anything. I gave off plenty of warning signs.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 12, 2016 12:48 AM (QFhci)

348 Which of you Morons did this???

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/selection-du-weekend-196-9.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 12:49 AM (uSUw6)

349 Damn, this Indians/Angels game is pretty damn good. No idea why the Angels pulled there starting pitcher. The Indians couldn't hit him. They put in the reliever and now the Indians tied it in the 9th. Good game.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 12, 2016 12:49 AM (syGA0)

350 Won't have to worry about that with the next one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2016 12:48 AM (Z58Xa)


Time to short Jergen's Lotion stock?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 12:51 AM (GSdpU)

351 @341

Very interesting. I hadn't heard of that phenomenon before... I wonder if occasionally that fear is in not getting to meet that child, IFYKWIM...

Posted by: Zetta Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 12:51 AM (kP16F)

352 Well, if it goes one way, we'll have a FLOTUS, a FLILF if you will, who will definitely be jackable. Very jackable. That's not the same thing, but I look forward to that, at least.

Shrillary, good lord. If anyone jacks to that, there is no treatment in the universe that will fix that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:51 AM (DW+jj)

353 Horde, don't take this personally. However, speaking as a self-identified android cat-girl, some of your sexual fantasies scare me. A lot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 12:53 AM (uSUw6)

354 348 Which of you Morons did this???

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/selection-du-weekend-196-9.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Heh.
Is it Memorial Day again already?

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 12:55 AM (a0D5D)

355 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:48 AM (DW+jj)

Good. I'd been wondering since you first said she kept saying she'd lied about something that distressed her, so that's why I asked. Glad to be wrong. It's hard enough dealing with recovery depression (my theory is that either the anesthesia changes brain chemistry for awhile or that the body is putting so many resources into healing that it lets brain chemistry slide).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2016 12:55 AM (GDulk)

356 I keep the really good fantasies to myself. The crap I post here is just the C-list material.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:56 AM (DW+jj)

357 Did some say 'android cat-girl'?

Posted by: Zetta Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 12:58 AM (kP16F)

358 Errr, someONE...

Posted by: Zetta Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 12:58 AM (kP16F)

359 In a mirror universe, I am a conservative blogger attacking ace for using an illegal, unsecure server during his term as Secretary of State, while mocking him for having a torrid affair with Anthony Weiner.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 12, 2016 12:59 AM (QFhci)

360 Zetta-san

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_%28manga%29

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:00 AM (uSUw6)

361 >>>Shrillary, good lord. If anyone jacks to that, there is no treatment in the universe that will fix that.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 12:51 AM (DW+jj)<<<

Yeah. That Chelsea conception was a one in a million shot.

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at June 12, 2016 01:00 AM (H9MG5)

362 Can't even spell my flippin' nic anymore... Jeesh!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 01:00 AM (kP16F)

363 And publius, now I'm terribly frightened... o.O;;;

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:00 AM (uSUw6)

364 Her "lies" were all delusion. Nonsense. Let's see, she had squandered all the money, and said she was worse than Bernie Madoff. There was no food in the house because she had wasted it all. Then one time she had to wash a pile of clothes. You see my father was "working" and had nothing to wear. She, being a terrible, lazy, housewife, had not washed any for the past month. I had to hold her for that one, keeping her from trying to get to the clothes hamper. By that time, I had some Ativan for her, and that was required to get her calmed down.

And what she had lied to me about, specifically, was something that no rational sense could be made out of it, really.

Oh, and at one time, she said she was a congenital liar worse than Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 01:01 AM (DW+jj)

365 Angels win in the bottom of the 9th. Bummer Indians. No dog in this game, just killing time at work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 12, 2016 01:03 AM (syGA0)

366 Posted by: Zetta Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 12:51 AM (kP16F)

The report I was reading was about a "high pain" phenomena being noted by hospice workers. The pain was described as excruciating and unresponsive to medication. In a surprising number of cases involving females it turned out the women had had secret abortion and their fear of facing an angry child (in general they didn't seem afraid of *not* going to heaven) and angry G-d was presenting as pain. When prayed with for forgiveness their pain levels returned to those consistent with their actual ailments and they usually passed within a couple of days.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2016 01:03 AM (GDulk)

367 So.... When shall we meet Uni Puma?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 01:05 AM (kP16F)

368 Goodnight all, happy Sunday, thanks for another evening of great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2016 01:06 AM (q7T0y)

369 Anna, good point about the invasion stripes being hastily applied, by paintbrush. In all of the current flying warbirds I can remember, some of them carrying the invasion stripes, I don't recall them being rough or hand-painted.


Interesting, and clasically minute, aspect of "authenticity". Wonder if CAF has thought about this?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:08 AM (QDnY+)

370 Yeah that Chelsea event was one foul money shot. I guess it was a money shot, considering how much ill gotten gain is keeping her up in luxury now.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 01:08 AM (DW+jj)

371 Here? Probably never.

And the Wiki article is terribly incomplete in listing our manga credits. In the first Ghost in the Shell manga series Uni and I are selling at a flea market and one of Major Kusanagi's Tachikoma's steals an antique AI from our table. Can't trust the police or the secret police at all.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:09 AM (uSUw6)

372 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at
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Thank You! for showing up.
I couldn't think of your link to save my life. I tried KnitWit and everything else I could make up...

One day, I should learn how to that "bookmark" thing on my phone, huh?

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:09 AM (a0D5D)

373 Thanks for the clarification, Polliwog!

When I posted my original remark on that, I feared it could be misconstrued... I didn't mean to imply the notion that those who've had an abortion could never be worthy of salvation!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 01:11 AM (kP16F)

374 There is something wrong with any man whose sexual fantasies did NOT frighten the womyns, likely.

The ones out there you've to got to watch are the ones who pretend they DON"T have any kinky fantasies, and get all outraged at the mention of it, or of "horde like" talk thereof.

Those are the ones who are really into something weird. So weird they can't admit it, even to themselves.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 01:11 AM (DW+jj)

375 Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:09 AM (a0D5D)

I, probably wildly over, use the bookmark function on my desktop. Not sure I know how on my phone. Should probably check that. Especially since I occasionally use my phone to show someone something specific on the site.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2016 01:13 AM (GDulk)

376 Well, I just came across an example of absolutely brain-dead engineering on the part of VW. Or on a VW part, as the case may be.


Car in question is a 1990 Jetta GTI, with the 16-valve engine, that a friend gave to me, because he acquired a near-new car, and had neither the room to store it, or the inclination fix it up. He had warned me that he quit driving it because it had "blown a heater hose", and at first inspection, his diagnosis seemed to be spot-on. But upon looking closely, I determined that the fitting on the head to which the hose was attached was the culprit.


Took the fitting off; it was easy to reach, right on the end of the cylinder head, and two 6 mm screws secure it to the head. It's nothing more than a pipe nipple on a flange, all made of some shitty plastic. The plastic had split axially for over an inch, and that was the source of the leak. And the inside of the part had softened, and become sort of gummy, like partly-set Bondo. So I made a temporary fix by reaming out the gummy inside of the nipple, smearing silicone gasket sealant inside it, and pressing in a short piece of thin-wall steel tubing, which also became the inside wall of the O-ring groove on the flange face. Holds against gravity, anyway. I will order a new part; it's less than $4.


But here's the brain-dead part. To make the head fit that nipple, they had to cast the head with a raised boss on the end, mill that boss flat to get a sealing surface, drill a 20 mm hole for the coolant passage, and drill and tap two 6 mm holes for the screw. Plus tool up a mold for the plastic nipple, and source an O-ring for the seal. So, three machining operations to the head for just that one coolant port. What I would have done: cast the head with a slightly smaller, but maybe one cm thicker boss in the same place, with a divot cast in the middle of it. Then, in one machining operation, using a combined drill/tap, drill and tap for a 3/4" pipe thread, and install a standard 3/4" hose nipple with a 3/4" male pipe thread, a standard part that probably costs a dime or two at the factory level.


Time saved in manufacture, parts and materials saved, and the damn thing will likely never fail.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 01:15 AM (GSdpU)

377 "FLILF"


"flaming clown boners"


Only here.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

378 I can get to my bookmarks in two thumb pushes. I just don't know how to make one!
I obviously did it once before, because the only bookmark I have is the Decision Desk.

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:16 AM (a0D5D)

379 Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:09 AM (a0D5D)

I should probably point out that the free shipping offer expired this evening. I'll have another for the Horde in a couple of months.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2016 01:17 AM (GDulk)

380 Rhomboid, my comment only applies to the immediate period around 6 June 1944.

For example P-61A-10-NO 'Double Trouble' assigned to the 422d NFS in this photo clearly shows time was taken to paint at least the white stripes properly.
http://www.oocities.org/mep1100/Pics/DoubleTrouble.jpg

As the invasion receded, the lower only invasion stripes were probably applied per specifications as the ground crews had time on all planes. But if you are depicting in a diorama say an RAF Horsa glider that just landed then the stripes will probably be crudely applied.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:19 AM (uSUw6)

381 AOP: Aren't the Gerries notorious for customarily over-engineering things like that?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 01:20 AM (kP16F)

382 114
I believe this one of those S&G tunes that you need to seek out the Mono Version for the definitive / best sounding cut.
They released different versions of a lot of their songs for Mono / Stereo Releases. Back when Radio made a difference to musicians.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2016 10:50 PM (ggrt+)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnJwBwGCll0

Posted by: rickl at June 12, 2016 01:20 AM (21VZ1)

383 AoP, come on you know how Audi took over VW. Audi which tries to out complicate BMW ...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:21 AM (uSUw6)

384 3.5" drive



That's not a hard drive!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2016 11:50 PM (VdICR)

I think he was referring to as a 'stiffy' vs 'floppy'.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 12, 2016 01:22 AM (P/kVC)

385 I have my doubts about how German this so-called cake is. Where did they get coconut in Germany?

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2016 10:40 PM (7lVbc)


Pfft. Sparrows. African sparrows.

(*grumble* It's like you all have been replaced with pod-people)

Posted by: Kindltot at June 12, 2016 01:22 AM (ry34m)

386 That isn't an issue, Polli. I just think what you're doing is awesome and want to throw a little support your way.
I can pick out a couple gifts for family easily. I did have a question or two - should i over there?

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:23 AM (a0D5D)

387 Thanks Anna, excellent point. I suppose a warbird with neat, stencilled stripes would be accurate for a plane that might have flown in the latter part of 1944, before the stripes were phased out but not in the rush of early June.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

388 Hola.

Posted by: Deety at June 12, 2016 01:26 AM (xPWMR)

389 Chucles the Clown had a flaming boner. Believe me.

But it's Lou's boner that really got my custard flowing.

Posted by: Sue Ann Nivens at June 12, 2016 01:27 AM (DW+jj)

390 Anna, good point about the invasion stripes being hastily applied, by paintbrush. In all of the current flying warbirds I can remember, some of them carrying the invasion stripes, I don't recall them being rough or hand-painted.


Interesting, and clasically minute, aspect of "authenticity". Wonder if CAF has thought about this?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:08 AM (QDnY+)


This is also a dilemma for car restorers, and judges at concours. It's a known fact that nearly all makes had assembly errors, or sloppy paint application in some areas, the realities of mass production. An original, unrestored car will have many such. But if you are paying big bucks to have a car restored, or are spending several thousand hours to do it yourself, do you want to have runs or orange peel in the paint, or have ill-fitting parts? Not likely. So many cars wind up "over-restored".


My philosophy on it is to imagine that you are a dealer or factory rep preparing one of your cars for display in a big-city auto show. So you make it as nice as possible: clean off any over-spray, buff out orange peel, grind off a few rough edges, etc. Blueprint, in other words.


The same could apply to warbirds, I expect. There undoubtedly was a specification for the invasion stripes, and sure they were hurriedly applied by brush. But had time permitted, they would have masked and sprayed accurate stripes. So that's how a restored warbird should look.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 01:27 AM (GSdpU)

391 Survival Hacks

I dig these kind of articles mostly because I'm addicted to the 'survival' type shows.

/nitpick_mode_ultra

Blanket Chair
There are better versions of this that only require a bit of woodwork.

Condom Canteen
Not much of a 'canteen' if it can't be used on the move. It's going to need a sleeve or some cover, i think.

2-Liter Rain Collector
"Finally, plant the top of the bottle a couple inches into the ground and wait for rain... The water can then be ... poured into a canteen."

Huh? How are you going to retrieve it to pour it? Some missing steps there.

Match Feather Stick
Hard to do with improvised equipment or when you are freezing to death.

Might be better to learn how to properly strike a match; hint: away from you on the striker.

Jumper Cable + Pencil = Fire
"Start by shaving down an area on each end of the pencil to expose the lead. "

Lead? Lead?
Hah!

Ramen Noodle Stove
Yes, this is a new one and makes a load of sense. *packs ramen in EmTrunkBag*

Bra Cup Debris Mask
Yeah, well, er... So, so many AoSHQ comments that will go unsaid.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2016 01:29 AM (p2X2f)

392 Here is an F-5E Lighting of the 27th Photo Sqn/7th Photo Recon Grp.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/h8geo2z

The original PRU blue is pretty beat. Except where it looks like fresh PRU blue has been applied to the top of the tail booms. What is implied by the caption is if you saw the top of this plane, it would also have two wide patches of the same bright PRU blue covering the top invasion stripes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:29 AM (uSUw6)

393 Appropos of nothing in particular, a new (to me) website that's quite good for submarine buffs is fleetsubmarine.com (WWII). Just came across it somehow, and I'm reading Silent Victory, sort of the authoritative book on the topic, so that was good timing.


Didn't realize the Long Lances had a 1700-lb warhead. Yowza.


STILL don't get how you make lots of successful shots, at night, at a range of several miles. Don't get how the targets' likely change of speed and bearing wouldn't make those the proverbial "long shots".

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:30 AM (QDnY+)

394 weft, danggit, earlier today you had some comment and I had a question and now I can't remember the subject. Thread during the day.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:32 AM (QDnY+)

395 364 Her "lies" were all delusion. Nonsense. Let's see, she had squandered all the money, and said she was worse than Bernie Madoff. There was no food in the house because she had wasted it all. Then one time she had to wash a pile of clothes. You see my father was "working" and had nothing to wear. She, being a terrible, lazy, housewife, had not washed any for the past month. I had to hold her for that one, keeping her from trying to get to the clothes hamper. By that time, I had some Ativan for her, and that was required to get her calmed down.

And what she had lied to me about, specifically, was something that no rational sense could be made out of it, really.

Oh, and at one time, she said she was a congenital liar worse than Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 12, 2016 01:01 AM (DW+jj)



Obviously delusional -- nobody's a congenital liar worse than Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 12, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

396 Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:23 AM (a0D5D)

Email me at the site account (should be in the footer of each page) and I'll answer tomorrow (or I guess it *is* tomorrow now) afternoon and go over any details you're interested in.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2016 01:32 AM (GDulk)

397 weft, danggit, earlier today you had some comment and I had a question and now I can't remember the subject. Thread during the day.

Posted by: rhomboid


um, what was the general topic?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2016 01:34 AM (p2X2f)

398 Some times those hits by the Long Lance torpedoes is sheer dumb luck - cf USS North Carolina in late 1942. The I-boat had fired at one US task group and this torpedo kept going and hit the battleship which was in another task group.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:34 AM (uSUw6)

399 Well, I'm never gonna be a FLILF, and I don't guess a MILF either.

I'm more of a ROBYF WYWTON

Randy Old Bitch You're Gonna Fuck Whether You Want To Or Not.

Posted by: Sue Ann Nivens at June 12, 2016 01:34 AM (DW+jj)

400 I've only commented in this thread today, i think.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2016 01:36 AM (p2X2f)

401 Phoebe Cates.
10 seconds of cinema that made an impact.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 12, 2016 01:38 AM (kKHcp)

402 AOP: Aren't the Gerries notorious for customarily over-engineering things like that?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 12, 2016 01:20 AM (kP16F)


Well, that is definitely over-engineering. Plastic nipple, which has two metal sleeves molded into the screw holes, so one "part" made of three components. Plus an O-ring, plus two screws (with captive lock washers). So six pieces (eight if you count the captive washers) to do the job that one threaded hose nipple (a standard universal part) would do. And the plastic deteriorates and fails, eventually.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 01:38 AM (GSdpU)

403 Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:23 AM (a0D5D)

Sorry my last comment sounded so bossy. Please mentally add all the appropriate social touches that it lacks. I will also take my inability to type graciously as a strong hint I need to call it a night.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 12, 2016 01:38 AM (GDulk)

404 399 Well, I'm never gonna be a FLILF, and I don't guess a MILF either.
I'm more of a ROBYF WYWTON

Randy Old Bitch You're Gonna Fuck Whether You Want To Or Not.
Posted by: Sue Ann Nivens
--------------------
I think I ran into you at the Newtowne Inn a couple years ago.
How YOU doin'?

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:39 AM (a0D5D)

405 Night all.

Here is "Kingfisher" by Windhand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWE47aoZnwg

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 12, 2016 01:41 AM (vBeA5)

406 404: You didn't get a rash down there or anything worse, I hope. I just didn't know, but I got it cleared up, really.

Posted by: Sue Ann Nivens at June 12, 2016 01:41 AM (DW+jj)

407 weft, hmmm, now I'm wondering if it was today. Cannot recall the topic. It was almost certainly an open-thread-ish sort of thread. And the topic was specific and practical, probably something in CA?


Apologies. If my memory suddenly recovers it, I'll be sure to find you and ask again.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:42 AM (QDnY+)

408 I mean, that was right after ol' Murray, bald headed SOB, sat me down in that wedding cake I baked. Things got a little too sugary, moist, and warm, and something was just incubating. So sorry.

Posted by: Sue Ann Nivens at June 12, 2016 01:43 AM (DW+jj)

409 @ 406
Nothing more than usual, no. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:44 AM (a0D5D)

410 Posted by: Sue Ann Nivens

You don't happen to have some Cloggensteins as cousins, do you?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 12, 2016 01:45 AM (T/cxb)

411 Anna, or the Battle of Sunda Strait in '42. Several (I think) Jap torpedoes missed either the USS Houston or the HMAS Perth, and connected with their own transports in-shore.


At least one did. And sank the transport bearing the senior officer present and commander of the invasion force, who had a soggy and undignified arrival in the place he was about to conquer.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:46 AM (QDnY+)

412 I am not sure what to make of the origin of this P-51D Mustang's name

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hd5bzap

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 01:46 AM (uSUw6)

413 In a mirror universe, President McCain has 5% unemployment and refers to it as 5% unemployment.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 12, 2016 01:47 AM (VdICR)

414 410: Only in-laws, not blood. That Mary Cloggenstein can't make a souffle at all. Always falls in, and tastes like Lou's arm pits.

Posted by: Sue Ann Nivens at June 12, 2016 01:48 AM (DW+jj)

415 Weft, rhomboid,
Sorry to be ear hustling, but you guys are being a little loud.

My bet is the "Infrastructure" thread before the gardening thread.
I've been in & out all day, but I was in the comments of that thread and the pet thread. I know I saw rhomboid at least once.

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:49 AM (a0D5D)

416 Match Feather Stick
Hard to do with improvised equipment or when you are freezing to death.

Might be better to learn how to properly strike a match; hint: away from you on the striker.

Jumper Cable + Pencil = Fire
"Start by shaving down an area on each end of the pencil to expose the lead. "

Lead? Lead?
Hah!

Ramen Noodle Stove
Yes, this is a new one and makes a load of sense. *packs ramen in EmTrunkBag*

Bra Cup Debris Mask
Yeah, well, er... So, so many AoSHQ comments that will go unsaid.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2016 01:29 AM (p2X2f)


With you on that. The match feather stick is dumb. "Feather" the match stick, and you weaken it. Good chance the head will fly off when you strike it, and fly into your pocket and set your pants afire. Of course, you'll be warm, so there's that. Wooden matches usually have a bit of wax soaked into the business end, to help them burn longer and brighter. Feather the stick you want to make your fire with.


And, if you have jumper cables, and a knife, a pencil is about the worst way to start a fire. You also have a car there, right? Siphon out a little gasoline from the tank, using a piece of the windshield washer tubing, or vacuum hose. Soak a rag with gas, and make sparks with the jumper cables to ignite the gas. A thin sliver cut from an aluminum soda can would make a good igniter, held in the clamp of one jumper while brushed with the other.


And if you have a car, why not just drive to a hotel?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 01:49 AM (GSdpU)

417 Anna ..... hmmm. I'm guessing that slang of that era did not include the current rather indelicate meaning of that word.


But speaking of nose art (my memory malfunctioning again) ...... where did I see that some kind of nose art is returning? Military aircraft, I mean?


Or am I dreaming? In any case, given the astonishing state of our culture, it's hard to imagine nose art having much room to maneuver.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:50 AM (QDnY+)

418 I am guessing whoever put together the "Sexiest Moments in Film" never saw a movie made prior to, what, 1985?

Anyway, watch Rita Hayworth jump in the line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJIFSB8owlM

Posted by: magic at 2:20 at June 12, 2016 01:50 AM (uhIjp)

419 weft, hmmm, now I'm wondering if it was today. Cannot recall the topic. It was almost certainly an open-thread-ish sort of thread. And the topic was specific and practical, probably something in CA?


Apologies. If my memory suddenly recovers it, I'll be sure to find you and ask again.

Posted by: rhomboid


No need to apologize.

- hmmm, I haven't commented on the 9th Circus decision. So, mebbe

Nagasaki comparison to San Fran?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2016 01:51 AM (p2X2f)

420 Chi - "ear hustling"? That's a new one on me.


I'm thinking that infrastructure thread as well - but I'm too lazy and in love with this beer here to look.


In any case, it will probably come to me some time soon. Something will trigger the memory ("trigger" in one of its normal, sane definitions).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:53 AM (QDnY+)

421 weft, aha!


Was yesterday's ONT.


Nagasaki. Maet promised a comparative review of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki "peace" museums - which I haven't seen.


Was wondering if you did that museum and had any comment on it.


You compared Nagasaki to SF. I later compared Vladivostok to SF (similar geography and feel, in terms of terrain/ocean).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 01:55 AM (QDnY+)

422 When we did our recent Vegas romp, we kept getting shills to attend the TV widget at the MGM grand where we'd get to watch pilots and give our opinion.



You didn't get full credit for saying, "this is stupid, derivative crap like the other shit you produce that has kept me from watching TV for over a decade." -- so they got a bunch of people who were thrilled to sit still and have this shit crammed in their face. And the reactions of these people will be used to decide what goes on the air next season.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 12, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

423 You never heard "ear hustlin'"?
Imagine sitting on your favorite barstool, having a conversation with your buddy, and the drunk stranger next to you keeps butting in to give his opinion.
"Hey buddy, quit yer ear hustlin'!"
Mind your own business, basically. But you already got that...

Posted by: Chi at June 12, 2016 01:58 AM (a0D5D)

424 From the June 11 ONT:

Anyway if weft is here, please chime in if you did the Nagasaki museum.

As far as interesting parallel feel and setting, another San Francisco-like place is Vladivostok. Was only there once but that was the first reaction.

Posted by: rhomboid


The comparison between SF and Naga wasn't in relation to the WWII stuff. Mainly the architecture and geography. The bay, bridges, and old euro-built brick buildings. And some churches that aren't entirely destroyed.

No, I didn't go to the the Nagasaki victim museum. Neither did I visit the Hiroshima museum.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 12, 2016 01:59 AM (p2X2f)

425 206
One of the reasons I don't care for Disturbed is they did an album
during the Iraq war where one of the songs was about a kid being shot by
an American soldier but he was ok with it because that soldier was
going to be dead next.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2016 11:19 PM (bMG0w)


Are you referring to Overburdened? I always took it being about a terorrist not just going to hell, but being stuck in the line to go to hell, and basically going "why did I get here? How? I did what the book said! What the fuck? Waaah!"

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 12, 2016 02:08 AM (HalrA)

426 Thanks, weft. I think the Catholic cathedral in Nagasaki (largest in Asia) was in fact more or less ground zero for Fat Man, due to the semi-blind bombing that Sweeney's mission used (in contravention of their orders).


The Hiroshima museum "wasn't as bad as I expected", as I said at the time I visited. A curious (to me) extensive and well-done side-hall on bomb physics and design.


In any case, at that time (2007?), the hilariously outrageous text of a few panels at the Yasukuni Shrine museum in Tokyo made up for the victim crap in Hiroshima. The "peace monument" at the southern tip of Okinawa is, however, totally stupid.


Top museum tip for visitors to Japan: Chiran, just outside Kagoshima in Kyushu (southern-most main island). Tokutai (kamikaze) airfield site. Very well done, very emotionally hard-hitting little museum.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 02:11 AM (QDnY+)

427 Sometimes I really do not like going through the photos on the Little Friends site. This being a case in point but it does remind one of the evil we fought in WWII.

Capt. William Mooney flying P-51D 'Libby B' was shot down 24 Dec 1944 and was murdered by a Nazi party leader. Said murderer, Emil Hoffman, was hanged for his crime after the war.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gtj58e8

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 02:13 AM (uSUw6)

428 Soak a rag with gas, and make sparks with the jumper cables to ignite the gas.
-----------

Or, just use your ax to strike the car. That's what they do in Spain.

Really. I found those survival tips pretty silly. They all assume the possession of stuff that one is not likely to have. I mean, if you have a car, then water and food become the priorities, not making a fire.

The slingshot/arrow thing is particularly weird.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2016 02:15 AM (Z58Xa)

429 Are you referring to Overburdened? I always took it being about a terorrist not just going to hell, but being stuck in the line to go to hell, and basically going "why did I get here? How? I did what the book said! What the fuck? Waaah!"


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 12, 2016 02:08 AM (HalrA)



I actually think that's another song. And its also supposed to be about an American soldier.

Posted by: buzzion at June 12, 2016 02:18 AM (bMG0w)

430 Anna, in that photo of Hoffman on the gallows, is that a phone being held up to the side of his face by an unseen America/British soldier? Can't quite make it out.


Fun factoid: at some point fairly early in the occupation, the US had to "borrow" the British Army's executioner (hangman) to carry out capital sentences, so heavy was the "case load". I'm guessing certain crimes were firing squad (Pvt. Slovik, desertion, for example - a military crime), and the hangings were for rape and murder, mostly.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 02:20 AM (QDnY+)

431 Oh - I meant to note that these were capital sentences against American military personnel, not Germans. With a mass army of millions, even Americans with American standards and culture, you have a bell curve working against you.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 02:24 AM (QDnY+)

432 I have no idea Rhomboid if that is a phone.

re: invasion stripes. Here is a photo that truly encapsulates how units handled them. This photo was taken after the order was issued to paint out the upper wing stripes, but you can still see the two extra white stripes peeking through the fresh paint. And notice how how the fuselage stripes run up the sides, but it made painting the fuselage codes easier. This aircraft was lost on 19 Sept 1944 and the pilot killed.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jf6ub5d

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 02:32 AM (uSUw6)

433 Jeff Beck -- You Had It Coming (full album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH2v_MPkbXo

Best youtube quote -- That's not a guitar, it's a galactic stimulator

*skip around a bit if you don't like the first couple of tunes; he's showing he can play in several genre*

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 12, 2016 02:34 AM (gyKtp)

434 Well just booked my trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama for next month. Hope I didn't screw it up somehow.

If there's any 'rons in the area, I'd be happy to let you buy me a beer while I'm there.

Off to bed. 'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at June 12, 2016 02:35 AM (lbcdD)

435 I have no idea Rhomboid if that is a phone.

re: invasion stripes. Here is a photo that truly encapsulates how units handled them. This photo was taken after the order was issued to paint out the upper wing stripes, but you can still see the two extra white stripes peeking through the fresh paint. And notice how how the fuselage stripes run up the sides, but it made painting the fuselage codes easier. This aircraft was lost on 19 Sept 1944 and the pilot killed.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jf6ub5d

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 02:32 AM (uSUw6)


Looks like it might be a microphone for a Dictaphone. Maybe his last words were recorded for some reason?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 02:36 AM (GSdpU)

436 Well, off to bed for me. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2016 02:38 AM (GSdpU)

437 Anna, excellent photo-interpreter's eye there on the P-51 paint.


I'm curious about the IFF used in WWII, need to look into it. I was surprised to read that it was in use in the Pacific, for the carrier groups.


AFAIK, no special markings were used in the Pacific for big operations (Saipan, Okinawa). A good friend's father was nearly shot down by the fleet in his Army observation plane on his first/only day of action at Saipan.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 02:41 AM (QDnY+)

438 AOP, looks like I missed you, but yes looks like he was speaking last words, that's some sort of microphone.


Don't know the rules/traditions for such things, but I'm thinking the last words of Nazi thugs weren't worth transmitting, even if to the people in the public place where the execution took place.


Posted by: rhomboid at June 12, 2016 02:42 AM (QDnY+)

439 I have not run across any references to any sort of IFF used in WWII, the whole field evolved so quickly.

USN plane codes evolved from '41 to '45. First in white letters full modex was painted on the sides so 6-S-4 would be the fourth plane assigned to VS-6 aboard Enterprise. But even that had exceptions, Ranger and Wasp originally had squadrons such as VB-41 and VS-72.

In early '42 a directive was issued to delete the carrier's number from the fuselage sides, but at Coral Sea Leppla and Liska's Dauntless still had in white the full code: 2-S-12.

Then came the directive to change the white paint to black paint and to strip the mission designator. So one would see is a black 6 for example. Still after the Battle of Midway in the Atlantic Ranger's TBD's were still carrying in black lettering full codes: 4-T-7.

Next came in '43 Non-spectacular sea blue was added to the camouflage to create the tri-color scheme. And suddenly no one could read the black numbers so here come the white numbers again. But this time bigger. So for most of '43 and into '44 marking wise Naval aviation in the Pacific was pretty bland, just national insignias and white numbers plus maybe an LSO assist stripe on the tail

But then the number of carriers and air groups kept expanding. Fleet carries, light carriers, and jeep carriers. Oh my! So a new directive ordering the use of geometric shapes or other symbols came into use. So now some planes had this big white arrow painted, others got lighting bolts, or a shamrock even.

And the paint scheme changed again to sea blue overall in late '44. Followed by the introduction of the GG tail codes to replace the crazy shapes, this system is still used to this day.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 12, 2016 03:07 AM (uSUw6)

440 Regarding the murder of Capt. Mooney:

In August 1945, Quartermaster Graves Registration unit was investigating missing airmen when the Mayor of Laubach stated that there was an incident in which "The pilot made a crash landing and then was shot by a man named Hoffman" The authorities discovered this individual was in a prison camp near Marburg.

Hans-Peter Keller (who was 14 years of age at the time and witnessed the affair) testified at the war crimes trial of the accused man named Hoffman. In his testimony, Keller stated the pilot parachuted to ground safely, but was apprehended by a German military person and a long-time member and official in the Nazi Party, the accused Hoffman. The two marched Mooney toward the town of Jubach where he would be turned over to the authorities. Hoffman left, went home, and returned wearing his Party uniform and carrying a revolver. As the trio moved on, Hoffman suddenly fired one shot into Mooney. Mooney staggered and Hoffman fired again. Mooney fell to the ground.

Hoffman retrieved a horse and wagon and carried the body to the village of Laubach where a pathologist confirmed the identity, entered in his report there were two gunshot wounds, and Mooney was then buried in the local cemetery with no marker at his grave.

Hoffman was tried, convicted of murder, and sentenced to be hanged. His appeal was denied and he was hanged at Landsburg War Crimes Prison in August 1946.

Mooney's father requested that the remains of his son be returned to the U.S. Captain William H. Mooney, Jr, now lies in Riverdale Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia in Plot 137, Section 13.

https://goo.gl/Wgrr3q

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 12, 2016 03:53 AM (iQIUe)

441 What's up?

Posted by: eleven at June 12, 2016 04:02 AM (qUNWi)

442 yeah me neither

Posted by: eleven at June 12, 2016 04:04 AM (qUNWi)

443
Curios to find out what Hoffman's last words were, I did a google search and found nothing. I did find this site. The deceased are all thugs killed before 1933. I'll admit I laughed reading what some of the last words were purported to be:

http://goo.gl/XEhk2b

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 12, 2016 04:06 AM (iQIUe)

444 Mass shooting in Orlando.

Posted by: stace at June 12, 2016 05:04 AM (ozZau)

445 stace at June 12, 2016 05:04 AM (ozZau)

Oy. Prayers for the victims, their families, and the first responders ...

Prayers for the hostages.

May the killers face Swift Justice.

Posted by: Adriane the Technophobe ... at June 12, 2016 05:12 AM (AoK0a)

446 Canadian Grand Prix this afternoon
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2016 05:20 AM (d9qXV)

447  433 Jeff Beck -- You Had It Coming (full album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH2v_MPkbXo

Best youtube quote -- That's not a guitar, it's a galactic stimulator

*Skip, around a bit if you don't like the first couple of tunes



I wouldn't have to, I like Jeff Beck.

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2016 05:42 AM (d9qXV)

448 40 people shot but no one dead??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 12, 2016 05:42 AM (iQIUe)

449 Still banned?

Posted by: Eromero at June 12, 2016 05:47 AM (zLDYs)

450 And coming in at around 450, EROMERO!!!!!!

Posted by: Eromero at June 12, 2016 05:48 AM (zLDYs)

451 I always say it takes a man's weight in bullets to kill him. The amount of spray and pray is amazing.

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2016 05:53 AM (d9qXV)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 12, 2016 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

453 Hey. My Vic Detector just went off.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 12, 2016 05:57 AM (Rki1x)

454 Yeah, looks like Vic is in the rocker early this morning.

Posted by: Bayou City's iPad at June 12, 2016 05:58 AM (QGpIE)

455 Who farted?

Posted by: Your Cell Phone That Senses Everything Around You at June 12, 2016 05:59 AM (Rki1x)

456 Gunman dead. Not much else info wise.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 12, 2016 06:03 AM (iQIUe)

457 Idiots are already claiming it was a hate crime without any facts.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 12, 2016 06:04 AM (iQIUe)

458 German paper is reporting 9 dead and 24 injured.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 12, 2016 06:06 AM (iQIUe)

459 Of course it's being politicized. People will doubtless blame this on golden hair weasel - just look at all the violence he's caused.
And, of course, more gun control.
What we ought to do is make murder and attempted murder illegal...

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 12, 2016 06:19 AM (rrT5s)

460 The Sounds of Silence cover by Disturbed is good - he's got a great timbre to his voice in the lower registers.

But I think that this is a better cover of that classic, by Nouella, a little more faithful to the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4oInT79CUk

But then again I've always been extra fond of female vocalists...

Posted by: David at June 12, 2016 06:24 AM (kWWNV)

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