Sunday Night Overnight Open Thread (8/21/16) [Mis. Hum.]

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Pants Optional Edition

Speaking of pants optional, you never know what you will see floating down stream.

Fat, drunk & pantless is no way to teach school.

History Lesson

This past Thursday, August 18th, the 19th Amendment was passed.

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land.

Speaking of women voting, lets see one Sally Kohn travel to the M.E and proclaim her right to vote, drive a car and be a lesbian. Not only is she a feminist,she's also a Sharia Law expert. You go Girl.

Ingenuity

Do we have moar Morons in Australia than first originally thought? Toilet paper to the rescue. Job well done. h/t Vendette.

We changed our minds, there will be math.

Bananas are facing extinction.

Philosophy

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Things To Keep You On Your Toes

Rumor has it that there are some Morons around here that enjoy using power tools. If you are a novice, even if you are a pro, Here's a list that can kill you. And we're not talking about your significant other's spouse.

Ouch!

According to the calendar it is still summer. So that means plant life is still growing and you Morons are still going outside. Here are some plants you need to avoid! But in case you do, there are some remedies as well.

Venezuela

It looks like the ruling class is getting nervous.

Socialistic utopia continues to circle down the drain

Let them eat cake dirt.

Where are the proud American Socialists?

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

What are/were your pick up lines? How did you find your dates, blind dates, work encounters, online dating ? What's a pick up line that you would use at a funeral? Sorry about your son, but you are hawt, hawt, hawt! This is one odd couple and 2 odd families.


Education

What did Shakespeare say?The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. It seems students are having a difficult time graduating. What are the odds that this guy gets to retain his job?

Do you have personal faults? What are they? Apathy? Ignorance? Procrastination? How to overcome procrastination. I really don't know and don't care about the other personal faults. But, then again we may get around to those in the future.


Education, the key to escaping the violence of the inner city.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by outcome based education.

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Comments

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1
Skinny girls. Can't stand 'em.

Posted by: Mister Magoo's at August 21, 2016 10:27 PM (uRoFj)

2 Those legs go all the way up, don't they?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 10:28 PM (R+30W)

3
Ohio Man Tried To Have Sex With A Red Van

www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/car-sex/man-with-a-van-648930

Not in.

With.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2016 10:28 PM (kdS6q)

4
Suspect was seen "sticking his genitals in the grill of a red van at this intersection."

The victim was parked at the time, cops say.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2016 10:29 PM (kdS6q)

5 I'll watch the video about procrastination later.

Posted by: really at August 21, 2016 10:30 PM (jnPHA)

6 This past Thursday, August 18th, the 19th Amendment was passed.

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land.


Ann Coulter opines:
https://youtu.be/HGMwEAgx48Y

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 10:30 PM (R+30W)

7 Mmmmm, Popeyes!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 10:30 PM (OKox0)

8 How to overcome procrastination.

I'll put that on my list of articles to read.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 10:30 PM (sdi6R)

9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:31 PM (6gk0M)

10 Woot! OOT!



Thanks MisHum!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:32 PM (wPiJc)

11 Those are some jacked up toes.

Posted by: Benjamin Buttons at August 21, 2016 10:33 PM (ld0zy)

12 Someone tell Anna Puma to watch the Japan segment of closing games!

I kind of love it. Anime, Hello Kitty, pac-man, and the prime minister came out of a Super Mario Brothers pipe. Give the people what they want I guess!

Posted by: LizLem at August 21, 2016 10:34 PM (LiMbk)

13 Those are some jacked up toes.
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Well, now that you've pointed them out....eewwww! At least paint your nails girl!

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 21, 2016 10:34 PM (xVgrA)

14 NINE!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:31 PM (6gk0M)

****

I coulda been a contenda, but I stopped to read the content. Rookie mistake!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (YLidQ)

15 Went to the range today. Nursed the Kahr CW9 through the last of the
break-in period, then ran a box of Hornady Critical Duty with no
hiccups. Yay. Now I'm finally ready to carry, legally. Feels weird.

More
importantly, I took the new AR build out for the first time.
XM177E2-ish retro build. Put about 200 rounds down range. Perfect
reliability, and more importantly, SERIOUSLY fun. Got a LOT of
compliments "dood, how old is that thing, looks like you've had it
forever", and "that thing sounds fucking AWESOME. What the hell is that
on the muzzle?" (this last, from the range officer). Muzzle comp is a
Griffin XM Linear Comp (looks like the old XM177 moderators, but not an
NFA device like the originals). 12.5" barrel with the comp welded for
16", but with the linear comp it's extremely comfortable to shoot, even
for the other folks on the firing line.

And because of the short barrel, a serious fireball.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (LuZz8)

16 She has toes?

Posted by: navel gazer at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (jnPHA)

17 Aloha!!! .....and welcome to the enchanted ONT....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (EzgxV)

18 Love is a many splendid splendored thing.

-Fix't

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (6gk0M)

19 I need a ruling:

So I go to Wendy's today, for the first time in months.

I order a salad with something left off, as their commercials have said they are freshly made and all that jazz. The response: "They are pre-made. We can't do that." Sigh. Which I totally get. For the sake of time, I totally understand the need to pre-make salads. But, it doesn't mean you CAN'T do one to order. I have to imagine there are quite a few people out there with food allergies or dietary restrictions or lactose intolerance, so to me it makes sense to have at least the base lettuce in a bowl. You have the ingredients. It might take extra time, which I will happily wait for. But, to say you can't do it is a lie. You just don't want to do it.

But, I'm a big girl, so I'll just pick the stuff out I tell them. When I get the salad, it is pitiful. It has maybe 20% of the toppings the picture shows. Back to the order, I also ordered a Frosty. The gal replies, in an annoyed tone, "We only have vanilla." What kind of operation is this? No Frosty at Wendys?

In both cases, there was zero apology. No, "Our machine froze up and we can't get it repaired till tomorrow, I'm so sorry." Just, we only have vanilla, take it or leave it. But, again, I'm a big girl, and I am assuming I am dealing with some teenager who might be having a bad day.

Nope, I pull around, and these are grown adults. This changes my perspective entirely. I am suddenly much less gracious about the situation. They didn't give me my receipt, so I asked for it, and oh yes, I got the eyeroll.

I'm tempted to contact them, but afraid it will do no good. I guess my question is...separate from the attitude issues, Is my request for my meal to come without an item out of bounds? Does it make me an ugly American to expect that they take the extra time to make it to order? I don't want to ruin my case on all the other issues by coming across as high maintenance.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)

20 Those are some jacked up toes.


*****

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy had roast beef
This little piggy...whoa dude...went damn near sideways, what's up with that?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (wPiJc)

21 No idea if this is a real report, but:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2234715/posts

A judge in Stuttgart, Germany, is currently trying to decide on a
lawsuit in which a man hired his neighbour to impregnate his wife.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (ry34m)

22 I have an antique Porter Cable angle grinder it weighs about 6lbs. If one is not careful it will eat whatever it's grinding.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (pb5C2)

23 Hi Gorgeous! My, those legs of yours would fit nicely around my waist.

Posted by: Best Pickup Line Ever at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (OkKDg)

24 TRUMP WILL SEND US ALL TO THE CAMPS!!!

Posted by: The Hysterical Sally Kohn at August 21, 2016 10:36 PM (qJhUV)

25 Procrastinators, unite! Um, Tomorrow? Maybe Tuesday...

Posted by: Benjamin Buttons at August 21, 2016 10:36 PM (ld0zy)

26 Good ONT, MH.

Procrastination is a terrible personal fault of mine. Someday, I'll work on it.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 21, 2016 10:36 PM (P8951)

27 "I coulda been a contenda, but I stopped to read the content. Rookie mistake!"
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (YLidQ)

*HAH!* It isn't a talent, as much as an idiotic obsession, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:36 PM (6gk0M)

28 I know a guy who hooked up with his second cousin at his dad's funeral. Not sure what line he used, though.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at August 21, 2016 10:37 PM (ulOTf)

29 That's about right.

Posted by: 80's music fan at August 21, 2016 10:37 PM (bal4k)

30 Remind me not to eat at Popeye's......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/8)

31 "Bananas face global extinction in as little as five years"

Republicans to blame.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 21, 2016 10:38 PM (J8/9G)

32 There are on order of 30,000 missing e-mails about Hillary Clinton and her yoga pants.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 10:38 PM (P/kVC)

33 Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)

***


Well, you just expended 372 words on Wendy's. So there's that.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:38 PM (wPiJc)

34 @23

The people that line would work on....you probably don't want to be having relations with.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:38 PM (F5hTl)

35 Remind me not to eat at Popeye's......
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 10:37 PM (9ym/

*****

Popeye's Cajun Fried Turkey rocks the house.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 10:38 PM (YLidQ)

36
Wendy's used to be my favorite place. Then, about 3 years ago, they went downhill fast.

Posted by: Mister Magoo's at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (uRoFj)

37 AR build.

Now THAT is a worthwhile hobby!

Posted by: 80's music fan at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (bal4k)

38 Enjoy the bananas now.....

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (89T5c)

39 Wendy's hasn't been the same since Dave Thomas died.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (OKox0)

40 And because of the short barrel, a serious fireball.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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Wait! AtC gets her own barrel? That doesn't seem fair...

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (ld0zy)

41 Erev tov, y'ins!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 21, 2016 10:40 PM (kP16F)

42 TickledPink, my advice? Find another Wendy's to go to, and see if the service is any better.

I've been known to drive way out of my way, to go to a further-away location of a restaurant where the service and food quality is better.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 10:40 PM (OKox0)

43 Wendy's hasn't been the same since David Lee Roth left Van Halen.

Posted by: Binkley at August 21, 2016 10:40 PM (jnPHA)

44 Bananas face global extinction in as little as five years"

Republicans to blame.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 21, 2016 10:38 PM (J8/9G)

****

Sure. That's why I see 5 bunches in every convenience store I walk into.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 10:40 PM (YLidQ)

45 I'm still enjoying the lowered ocean levels

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (oAY8z)

46 There used to be a Wendy's near us. They shut down and a Mexican place opened up in its place, by the name of Tres Margaritas. Ironically, it's right across from a Mexican place called Dos Hombres.


I figure one of those guys must be the designated driver.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (wPiJc)

47 ..."I'm tempted to contact them, but afraid it will do no good. I guess my question is...separate from the attitude issues, Is my request for my meal to come without an item out of bounds? Does it make me an ugly American to expect that they take the extra time to make it to order? I don't want to ruin my case on all the other issues by coming across as high maintenance."
-Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)

Contact them and say exactly what you said here. I guarantee you'll get some satisfaction. I always have, in the form of a voucher, gift certificate, etc.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (6gk0M)

48 I bought a book about getting organized one time, but I don't know what happened to it. I guess I lost it.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (97XyN)

49 This past Thursday, August 18th, the 19th Amendment was passed.

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land.


And it's worked out so very well...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (0mRoj)

50 Posted by: Mister Magoo's at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (uRoFj)

Isn't that when Dave Thomas died? I know he wasn't actually in charge for a while before then, but maybe whatever committee is in charge didn't feel like they could get too frisky if he was looking over their shoulder.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 10:43 PM (GDulk)

51
40
And because of the short barrel, a serious fireball.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur

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Wait! AtC gets her own barrel? That doesn't seem fair...

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (ld0zy)






*snort*

Actually, I only have the range officer's word on the fireball. Kept coming over and staring at it with a silly grin on his face, saying fireball.....fireball.....

THAT'S a good AR build.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2016 10:43 PM (LuZz8)

52 Marlo Thomas died?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:43 PM (wPiJc)

53 If it weren't for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution Obama would have been 100% Brit at birth.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 10:44 PM (P/kVC)

54 Another great effort MisHum!

Question: Do cargo shorts count as pants?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: ibguy at August 21, 2016 10:44 PM (vUcdz)

55 Waiting on tomorrow's Vox or Slate article; Tean USA Medal dominance responsible for ISIS surge

Posted by: ajlfour at August 21, 2016 10:44 PM (5pCl+)

56 What are/were your pick up lines? How did you find your dates, blind dates, work encounters, online dating ?

1. I never had any. Still don't.

2. I don't.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

57 And good evening, Horde!

It's that time of year again: ramping up for the 3rd Annual Southwest Ohio Moron Meetup.

Scheduled for October 22nd in the Dayton area.

Want to be kept in the loop?

Drop me a line at swohmome@mail.com (and please include your nic).

Posted by: ibguy at August 21, 2016 10:44 PM (vUcdz)

58 19
Nope, I pull around, and these are grown adults. This changes my perspective entirely. I am suddenly much less gracious about the situation. They didn't give me my receipt, so I asked for it, and oh yes, I got the eyeroll.
Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)


I would not eat there again. If the counter staff has that kind of attitude, God only knows what they're doing in the kitchen.

There is nothing inherently wrong with fast food chains, but everything hinges on how a particular location is managed. A good manager will hire good employees. A bad manager will hire bad ones.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (sdi6R)

59 As long as a civilized world exist, bananas will not go extinct. I think there are at least three locations in the world that store every food seed in existence.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (MNgU2)

60
Dylan Thomas died???

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (LuZz8)

61 She's got Terry-Thomas teeth.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (IqV8l)

62 How to overcome procrastination.

Good one! I am definitely reading that one sometime.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (Z58Xa)

63 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (wPiJc)

There are Tres Margaritas in Loveland and Ft. Collins. I don't know what their food is like now, but they used to have decent platters at reasonable prices. And their chairs were fun because they were carved with all sorts of tropical animals and painted bright colors.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (GDulk)

64 FEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THOSE ARE .... FEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (uz/Pv)

65 Contact them and say exactly what you said here. I guarantee you'll get some satisfaction. I always have, in the form of a voucher, gift certificate, etc.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (6gk0M)

******

I stopped at one once and ordered a double burger combo. The girl smiled at me and said "we're out of meat". I asked to see the Manager. He came out of his little office and I asked him why he was there instead out out buying meat. Then I left, because you can not fix stupid.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (YLidQ)

66 I'm tempted to contact them, but afraid it will do no good. I guess my question is...separate from the attitude issues, Is my request for my meal to come without an item out of bounds? Does it make me an ugly American to expect that they take the extra time to make it to order? I don't want to ruin my case on all the other issues by coming across as high maintenance.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)

++++

Big corporations are usually pretty responsive to problems that customers experience out at their stores. Wendy's feedback:

Thanks for visiting Wendy's Square Deal blog. We love feedback, and welcome your questions, suggestions and comments. Feel free to email us at squaredeal@wendys.com or fill out the form below. We'll do our best to get back to you quickly.

http://www.squaredealblog.com/contactwendys/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (R+30W)

67 Those fried chicken poppers are made with real baby batter from the jalapenis.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (Od14x)

68 "There used to be a Wendy's near us. They shut down and a Mexican place opened up in its place, by the name of Tres Margaritas. Ironically, it's right across from a Mexican place called Dos Hombres.

I figure one of those guys must be the designated driver.
"
-Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (wPiJc)

*HAH!*

Perhaps one of the Hombres is gracious enough to escort one or more of the Margaritas.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (6gk0M)

69 Thomas Hobbes died?

Posted by: Zombie Abe Vigoda at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (Tyii7)

70 Ratification takes 3/4 (3 of the states not 2/3.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (g4zfM)

71 Bananas are facing extinction? I can live with that.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:46 PM (0mRoj)

72 Pants Optional Edition

I keep clicking on her pants, but I cannot turn the option off. Is it my browser?

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2016 10:47 PM (Z58Xa)

73 They need a fungicide to save the bananas....so spray the plants, disaster averted, You're welcome. Next global disaster, world ending, man made problem?

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 21, 2016 10:47 PM (xVgrA)

74 I never saw them but the Flaming Toilet Paper Rolls toured briefly with the Flaming Lips. I heard they were hot.

(Salutes MisHum for the meaty ONT - or should I say Maety?)

Posted by: mindful webworker - believe it or don't at August 21, 2016 10:47 PM (5a8XA)

75 And their chairs were fun because they were carved with all sorts of tropical animals and painted bright colors.



*****

Sounds like the same chain. Cool chairs, so-so food. Only they went out of business a year or two later and now it is a Cafe Guadalajara. Pretty sucky food with that nasty bright orange sauce on everything. Meh.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:48 PM (wPiJc)

76 I actually like Wendy's when I did fast food but it's also the only time I ever got food poisoning.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 10:48 PM (MNgU2)

77 The girl smiled at me and said "we're out of meat".

Welcome to the Age of Utter Incompetence.

Posted by: Zombie Abe Vigoda at August 21, 2016 10:48 PM (Tyii7)

78 Bananas are facing extinction.

Banana Splits Guy hardest hit.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 10:49 PM (sdi6R)

79 Somebody shot Danny Thomas?

Shit!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2016 10:49 PM (97XyN)

80 Am I the only one that misses the old-timey look of Wendy's and Subway? Wendys used to have Victorian style ads on their tables, lots of corset ads if I recall lol. I get the modernization but bleh.

Off my lawn, to be getting.

Posted by: LizLem at August 21, 2016 10:49 PM (LiMbk)

81 If a chain restaurant location as ubiquitous as Wendy's is out of meat, either the franchise is trying to drive the location out of business, or the manager is completely incompetent at determining his monthly supply needs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 10:50 PM (OKox0)

82 I'm tempted to contact them, but afraid it will do
no good. I guess my question is...separate from the attitude issues, Is
my request for my meal to come without an item out of bounds? Does it
make me an ugly American to expect that they take the extra time to make
it to order? I don't want to ruin my case on all the other issues by
coming across as high maintenance.



Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)

At least you didn't order a burger at get one with hot mayo and cold meat...
...a sign that they nuked it for a few seconds to warm it up.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 10:50 PM (P/kVC)

83 Calvin and Hobbes died?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:50 PM (wPiJc)

84 Sure, pants are optional but the hot chick in the picture picks the "on" option.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 10:50 PM (tlBbB)

85 bananas, eh? Massive shortages, and the populace fighting over the very. last. one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wopHYlQEv7s

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 10:50 PM (ry34m)

86 56
What are/were your pick up lines? How did you find your dates, blind dates, work encounters, online dating ?



1. I never had any. Still don't.



2. I don't.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:44 PM (0mRoj)



As nice as the (few) girls where I work are/have been, my advice is to never date anyone from the same office you work in. The reason? If the relationship goes bad, she might decide to use HR as a tool of revenge, and will be believed at face value. I stepped on that landmine once a long time ago, and trust me when I say that a decent job in this economy isn't worth throwing away for a relationship.



It's just not worth the risk. There's a lot of other women in the world.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 10:51 PM (HalrA)

87 We had a Taco Bell and an Arby's declare themselves "Out of Meat" around here.

They both went out of business shortly thereafter.

--This is not a coincidence.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:51 PM (6gk0M)

88 St. Thomas died?

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 10:51 PM (TOa4G)

89 Phillip Michael Thomas died?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 21, 2016 10:51 PM (oAY8z)

90 I'm never out of meat.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at August 21, 2016 10:52 PM (Tyii7)

91 71 Bananas are facing extinction? I can live with that.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Me too - if I never have to see another post about Winona.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 10:52 PM (ld0zy)

92 I've never run out of meat

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 21, 2016 10:52 PM (oAY8z)

93 "Calvin and Hobbes died?"
-Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:50 PM (wPiJc)

--When "Calvilnball" is run by the government.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:52 PM (6gk0M)

94 Thomas Moore died. It's confirmed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (tlBbB)

95 As nice as the (few) girls where I work are/have been, my advice is to never date anyone from the same office you work in. The reason? If the relationship goes bad, she might decide to use HR as a tool of revenge, and will be believed at face value. I stepped on that landmine once a long time ago, and trust me when I say that a decent job in this economy isn't worth throwing away for a relationship.



It's just not worth the risk. There's a lot of other women in the world.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 10:51 PM (HalrA)

Definitely not. I'm not sure where all these other women are that you speak of.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (0mRoj)

96 Does a feather boa count as pants?

Askin' for a friend...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (kP16F)

97 Man, so many people have died.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (9ym/8)

98 Time flies like an arrow.

Fruit flies prefer a banana.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (wPiJc)

99 Forget the bananas, the next crop to be wiped out will be cacao.

Witch's broom, the fungus is called. No cure.

Cacao, you know, the small tree that makes yellow fruit with big seeds.

Cacao, the tree with fruit seeds that make CHOCOLATE!!?

The only hope is to find some naturally resistant cacao trees, for geneticly controlled breeding and hybridization.

Posted by: Serious Bummer Botanist Science Frown at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (OkKDg)

100 Me too - if I never have to see another post about Winona.
Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 10:52 PM (ld0zy)

****

....or any posts in nonsensical Dutch.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (YLidQ)

101 The chicks at Wendys used to wear those ridiculous hats.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2016 10:54 PM (89T5c)

102 "Does a feather boa count as pants?
Askin' for a friend...
"
-Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (kP16F)

You can try that, but our local police hauled me in, anyway.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:54 PM (6gk0M)

103 There used to be a Wendy's near us. They shut down
and a Mexican place opened up in its place, by the name of Tres
Margaritas. Ironically, it's right across from a Mexican place called
Dos Hombres.





I figure one of those guys must be the designated driver.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (wPiJc)

Got one near here the co-workers like called Dos Dildos.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 10:54 PM (P/kVC)

104 Man, so many people have died.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (9ym/
--------

Don't fear the Reaper.

Posted by: Blue Oyster Cult at August 21, 2016 10:54 PM (tlBbB)

105 she might decide to use HR as a tool of revenge

Remember when there simply wasn't HR, let alone this fully independent judiciary system it's become?

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (OLNwX)

106 I almost posted a link to a tab I right-clicked, but didn't read for a little while. I'm sure at some point I've cheerfully offered links to content that was already above the fold.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (VdICR)

107 There is nothing inherently wrong with fast food
chains, but everything hinges on how a particular location is managed.
A good manager will hire good employees. A bad manager will hire bad
ones.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (sdi6R)


That's the paradox of leadership, in general. The skills necessary to have competence are the same skills necessary to recognize competence in others, so competent leadership will acquire and retain the most competent people it can find, and do its best to keep them happy. Incompetent leadership, because it lacks the skills necessary for competence, can't recognize competence and others, and gets whoever it can use to fill the position. Being surrounded by incompetent coworkers frustrates competent workers, and after a short while, everything under the incompetent leader suffers.


I used to have a boss like that, who ended up wrecking an entire department because he wanted to create a Diversity Dream Team (everything but white and mostly-white males), and hired for skin color and number of victim cards instead of attitude and skill.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (HalrA)

108 @80

Nope, I like vintage everything.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (F5hTl)

109 Power tool article is lame clickbait. A lathe spins at "incredible" speed? Why, no, not at all. Its speed is entirely credible, and entirely calculable, if you know the speed of the motor and the ratio of the pulleys and/or gears to get power to the headstock.


Bananas go extinct? I doubt it. Maybe some cultivars will go extinct, but likely some heirloom variety will be found that is fungus-resistant, and new cultivars cloned from it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (oqkO3)

110 Francisco Thomas is still dead.

Posted by: Chevy Chase at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (97XyN)

111 Procrastination, yarghhh!

What worked for me: "The Anxiety Workbook" by David Clark and Aaron Beck.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (NOIQH)

112 We need a ONT about the art of proper drinking. Water should never touch good whiskey, and that goes for ice, too.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (I6Am+)

113 Wendy O. Williams died?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (Tyii7)

114 What is a "Danny Thomas"?

Posted by: Chuck C at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (h99GH)

115 EVERYBODY IS DEAD!!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (20X6f)

116 Bananas?

Posted by: Mr. Tally man at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (J3phO)

117 you know damn well the ruling elites will still have chocolate

sitting in their walled-off compounds, eating their chocolates

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 21, 2016 10:56 PM (oAY8z)

118 Yet another question for the Horde tonight.

Isn't, or wasn't, there a town nearby Yosemite National Park (or inside of it) called Winona?? I would swear there was, but now I can't find any sign of it on the web.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 10:56 PM (OKox0)

119

Pick up lines - Terry Thomas

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AqS8ks9op8

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2016 10:56 PM (kdS6q)

120 How does Arby's run out of meat? That's what they specialize in.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 10:56 PM (BS8yt)

121 99 Forget the bananas, the next crop to be wiped out will be cacao.

Witch's broom, the fungus is called. No cure.

Cacao, you know, the small tree that makes yellow fruit with big seeds.

Cacao, the tree with fruit seeds that make CHOCOLATE!!?

The only hope is to find some naturally resistant cacao trees, for geneticly controlled breeding and hybridization.
Posted by: Serious Bummer Botanist Science Frown at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (OkKDg)

If there's no more chocolate, there's no reason to live.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:56 PM (0mRoj)

122 A judge in Stuttgart, Germany, is currently trying to decide on a
lawsuit in which a man hired his neighbour to impregnate his wife.


Did you read the article? It is MUCH funnier than that!

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2016 10:56 PM (OLNwX)

123 Wawona!! That's it.

I thought I was losing my mind...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 10:57 PM (OKox0)

124 "Got one near here the co-workers like called Dos Dildos."
-Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 10:54 PM (P/kVC)

I should have known better when I opened "Solamente Un Dildo" back in '98 that I would be one-upped.

We failed because we ran out of meat.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:57 PM (6gk0M)

125 The elites will have chocolate covered bananas.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2016 10:57 PM (89T5c)

126 If the Wendy's employee made at last $15 HR we wouldn't be having this conversation . /s

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 10:57 PM (MNgU2)

127 Don't fear the Reaper.


*****


What if it's Jack the Reaper?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 10:57 PM (wPiJc)

128 Definitely not. I'm not sure where all these other women are that you speak of.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM (0mRoj)


In general, the good ones are all married and in committed relationships, and tend to get that way quickly and stay that way, so those of us who lost the lottery are left trying to find a form of crazy compatible with our own. For certain forms of crazy, like my turbogeek nature, I have better odds of winning the Powerball.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 10:57 PM (HalrA)

129 Be glad she has toes

Posted by: Mbr at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (tHqlO)

130 ...and because Dos Dildos opened-up right across the street.

--But mostly because we ran out of meat.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (6gk0M)

131 Yes, we have no bananas.

Posted by: Eddie Cantor at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (J3phO)

132 >>>Do you have personal faults?

I don't mean to sound conceited, but no. I'm not sure what I did to deserve being so virtuous, so intelligent, but I cannot deny the evidence perceived by my own brilliant mind. I love me, but then again I am worthy of love.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (uz/Pv)

133 Where's the beef?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (Tyii7)

134 Definitely not. I'm not sure where all these other women are that you speak of.




Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:53 PM


They're out there. If you're patient you can find one that's drunk on a darkened street.

Posted by: otho at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (EWg9n)

135 --But mostly because we ran out of meat.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (6gk0M)

*****

Almost unbelievably, that can be a show stopper.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 10:59 PM (YLidQ)

136 In general, the good ones are all married and in committed relationships, and tend to get that way quickly and stay that way, so those of us who lost the lottery are left trying to find a form of crazy compatible with our own. For certain forms of crazy, like my turbogeek nature, I have better odds of winning the Powerball.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 10:57 PM (HalrA)

Some of us are just snakebit, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 10:59 PM (0mRoj)

137 Wendy's used to be my favorite place. Then, about 3 years ago, they went downhill fast.

Posted by: Mister Magoo's at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (uRoFj)


Dave Thomas died.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 10:59 PM (oqkO3)

138 113 Wendy O. Williams died?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (Tyii7)

++++

Suicide.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_O._Williams

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 10:59 PM (R+30W)

139 They're out there. If you're patient you can find one that's drunk on a darkened street.
Posted by: otho at August 21, 2016 10:58 PM (EWg9n)

Sorry, that specific sort of violent crime just isn't me.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (0mRoj)

140
As nice as the (few) girls where I work are/have been, my advice is
to never date anyone from the same office you work in. The reason? If
the relationship goes bad, she might decide to use HR as a tool of
revenge, and will be believed at face value. I stepped on that landmine
once a long time ago, and trust me when I say that a decent job in this
economy isn't worth throwing away for a relationship.

It's just not worth the risk. There's a lot of other women in the world.


Worse than that, if everyone is rational and doesn't see HR as a revenge tool, you still have to see each other, through the anger and rejection, and sweetly say "good morning" every day. Every day.

Dating someone from your own office means you don't get out enough. If the women in your office start looking good and available, you need to get out of the office and spend time with women who don't know as much as you do about filing TPS reports. Your life will be richer for it.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (ry34m)

141 Went to a cousin's funeral. Traditional cremation on an enormous pyre. We kept moving around because the damn wind kept changing and the smoke would get right in your face. French girl sits down in front of the cooking cousin's brother and asks if he is busy. He says no and she, I swear this is true, hikes her skirt slightly, spreads her legs and shows her panties. Cousin is hooked and I get up to leave thoroughly disgusted.
Cousin left with her.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (RGG3I)

142 "Dave Thomas died."

You stole my joke, bitch.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM (97XyN)

143 danny thomas glass coffee table

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM (GdFQh)

144
We need a ONT about the art of proper drinking. Water should never touch good whiskey, and that goes for ice, too.


Posted by: Locke Common at August 21, 2016 10:55 PM (I6Am+)








When you start paying for my whisky, you can start telling me how to drink it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM (LuZz8)

145 I am a "good one." And I am very, very single.

I am at the point in my life, though, I'm not sure I want love, or if I'm even capable of it.

All I want is companionship. Someone so the house isn't so quiet and lonely. Someone to do crosswords with and plan our weekly Sams Club runs with. Someone to do jigsaw puzzles with.

Sadly though...I think of some of my favorite things in life, and if it came down to an, "It's that or me" ultimatum...I just can't imagine loving someone enough to give those things up. I don't think I will ever love someone that much. And, that scares me.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM (F5hTl)

146 Did I miss a food thread? I'm now nomming on some great beef jerky I made.

Posted by: Farmer at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM (o/90i)

147 Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way it's the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
More than 2000 miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it goes from St Louis, down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingsman, Barstaw, San Bernadino
Would you get hip to this kindly trip
And take that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66

It goes from St. Louis, down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingsman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly tip
Take that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66
Get your kicks on Route 66

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

148 Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (ry34m)

You make it sound so easy.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)

149
Dave Thomas died.

In January 2002

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (IqV8l)

150 My personal fault is procrastination. Well, that's one of them. The main one is [redacted]. It means that [redacted] but my caring fails to kick in.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (AroJD)

151 As long as a civilized world exist, bananas will not go extinct. I think there are at least three locations in the world that store every food seed in existence.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 10:45 PM (MNgU2)


Can you even grow bananas from seed? They are normally propagated from cuttings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (oqkO3)

152 Women are highly overrated.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:03 PM (BS8yt)

153 Andy Williams? Dead
Marmalard? Dead
Neidermeyer?

Posted by: Bluto at August 21, 2016 11:03 PM (tlBbB)

154 "Went to a cousin's funeral. Traditional cremation on an enormous pyre. We kept moving around because the damn wind kept changing and the smoke would get right in your face. French girl sits down in front of the cooking cousin's brother and asks if he is busy. He says no and she, I swear this is true, hikes her skirt slightly, spreads her legs and shows her panties. Cousin is hooked and I get up to leave thoroughly disgusted.
Cousin left with her.
"
-Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (RGG3I)

I'm caught between "What The Fuck" -and- "Vikings Know How to Party".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 11:03 PM (6gk0M)

155 I was amazed when a nearby Burger King went out of business. Truly incompetent. The location couldn't be better. Across the street is a McDonalds that does so much business that when hiring they hang a banner proclaiming how high their starting rate is, as it is significantly better than you'd find at most fast food places in a less busy location. They really want the best workers they can but nobody ever explained this to the Burger King owner.

There are actually over a dozen more fast food joints around that exit now than when the BK failed. The location is hugely lucrative because it's the last chance to get food before crossing the Grapevine or the first chance once you've made to the southern side of the mountains. Even the Foster's Freeze location almost universally avoided by locals continues to survive. But not that BK.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:03 PM (IdCqF)

156 142 "Dave Thomas died."

You stole my joke, bitch.
Posted by: Amy Schumer at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM

That's OK Sugar Tits have a box of Twinkies

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2016 11:03 PM (voOPb)

157 >>> Women are highly overrated.

Hear, hear!

Posted by: Barney Frank at August 21, 2016 11:04 PM (uz/Pv)

158 Grew up and live now... 1.5 hours from Yosemite...

No Winona that I've ever heard of....

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 21, 2016 11:04 PM (qf6WZ)

159 Went to a cousin's funeral. Traditional cremation on an enormous pyre.


******

"Psst, hey Aunt Enid! Did you bring any marshmallows?"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:04 PM (wPiJc)

160 And for the women out there, men are highly overrated too.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:04 PM (BS8yt)

161 You make it sound so easy.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)


I'm not saying that it is easy. I am saying that it is worth it.

And dating someone from your own office is painful and will make it seem worth it anyways. So save yourself some pain.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:05 PM (ry34m)

162 Went to a cousin's funeral. Traditional cremation on an enormous pyre. We kept moving around because the damn wind kept changing and the smoke would get right in your face. French girl sits down in front of the cooking cousin's brother and asks if he is busy. He says no and she, I swear this is true, hikes her skirt slightly, spreads her legs and shows her panties. Cousin is hooked and I get up to leave thoroughly disgusted.
Cousin left with her.
Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM

Wow, that's classy!

Posted by: Farmer at August 21, 2016 11:05 PM (o/90i)

163 St. Thomas died?

Posted by: AD
________

If you mean Aquinas, yes. Turns out there are at least eight deadly sins.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2016 11:05 PM (5KLlo)

164 Dating someone from your own office means you don't
get out enough. If the women in your office start looking good and
available, you need to get out of the office and spend time with women
who don't know as much as you do about filing TPS reports. Your life
will be richer for it.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (ry34m)


Some of us just ain't no good at this having a social life thing.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 11:05 PM (HalrA)

165 And dating someone from your own office is painful and will make it seem worth it anyways. So save yourself some pain.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:05 PM (ry34m)

Never dated anyone from an office. As far as saving myself pain, that ship already sailed.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (0mRoj)

166 Don Q, I realize now I was thinking of Wawona.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (OKox0)

167 Hell, just to come right down to it, people are highly overrated.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (BS8yt)

168 Dating someone from your own office means you don't get out enough. If the women in your office start looking good and available, you need to get out of the office and spend time with women who don't know as much as you do about filing TPS reports. Your life will be richer for it.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (ry34m)



The women from your office are going to be people you know best. If you work at the same place, you're more likely to have at least a few things in common. There's a reason it used to be a much more common way to meet your wife/husband.

Now? No. The risks are just too great.

And, FWIW, the fact that the risks are just too great might have at least something to do with the increase in single people out there.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (TOa4G)

169 Some of us just ain't no good at this having a social life thing.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 11:05 PM (HalrA)

*****

This is what the Meetup app is for.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (YLidQ)

170 141 Went to a cousin's funeral. Traditional cremation on an enormous pyre. We kept moving around because the damn wind kept changing and the smoke would get right in your face. French girl sits down in front of the cooking cousin's brother and asks if he is busy. He says no and she, I swear this is true, hikes her skirt slightly, spreads her legs and shows her panties. Cousin is hooked and I get up to leave thoroughly disgusted.
Cousin left with her.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (RGG3I)

++++

Where is that tradition still going on?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (R+30W)

171 "No, but I do have a big bottle of KC Barbecue sauce!"

Posted by: Aunt Enid at August 21, 2016 11:07 PM (wPiJc)

172 Doesn't the EPA have something to say about burning your loved ones in the backyard?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:07 PM (tlBbB)

173 #118

Wawona.


Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:07 PM (IdCqF)

174 I didn't notice until it was mentioned, but that woman has some weird-looking feet... Still has only 10 toes, so there's that!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 21, 2016 11:07 PM (kP16F)

175 traditional funeral pyre

you move in more interesting circles than I, methinks

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 21, 2016 11:07 PM (oAY8z)

176 Whoa, TickledPink @145.

I could have written that myself.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:07 PM (sdi6R)

177 Some of us just ain't no good at this having a social life thing.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 11:05 PM (HalrA)

Yep.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:07 PM (0mRoj)

178 Someone to do crosswords with...
--------------
I'm down to just doing the LA Times & NYT Sunday puzzles. The dailies bore me.

And pick-up lines are for idiots that call themselves "The Situation" or refer to themselves in the third person.
Honestly saying "I'm a loser, and you want nothing to do with me, darling" has won more hearts than I care to admit.

At almost 50, I'm resigned to the fact that I'll die alone. I'm cool with that. It's by choice.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (ld0zy)

179 "Dating someone from your own office means you don't get out enough. If the women in your office start looking good and available, you need to get out of the office and spend time with women who don't know as much as you do about filing TPS reports. Your life will be richer for it."
-Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (ry34m)

What if your office is a tanning salon and you hire Hot Chicks?

*caveat*

-You also played soccer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (6gk0M)

180 158 Grew up and live now... 1.5 hours from Yosemite...

No Winona that I've ever heard of....

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 21, 2016 11:04 PM (qf6WZ)


Now.... saying that.... this is a WAWONA...

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (qf6WZ)

181 Sh*t.

Have a rock, pound on your own balls for a while. Tell me when common sense returns.

I'm not saying this to taunt you. This is a lesson from my own freakin' life.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (ry34m)

182 Missus Muldoon and I met at the workplace, but different employers. 32 years later it's still working out real nice.

Posted by: Aunt Enid at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (wPiJc)

183 TickledPink: In my recent forays into unemployment and disemployment I found that Wendy's will only let me apply for employment there online but the location managers disavow any knowledge of my applications actually getting through to them.

So they won't even consider employing me; their HR people, who I talked to once, won't call me back. I just get the runaround.

So it irritates me to hear about the chickenshit behavior of those people they actually employ.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (9XuP9)

184 Epobirs, thanks.

Was recently reading there's actually 123 private homes in Yosemite Valley. Would love to know when most of them were built, and are they exclusively property of the National Park Service (or the Feds) for their year-round park personnel?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (OKox0)

185 We should have a thread about fast food chains that didn't make it.

Burger Chef

Roy Rogers' Roast Beef

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM (97XyN)

186 At almost 50, I'm resigned to the fact that I'll die alone. I'm cool with that. It's by choice.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (ld0zy)


Dude.... I'm 57 and met the current Lady friend, who is a keeper... less than a year ago....

After being divorced for 22 years....

Just have to leave yourself open....

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM (qf6WZ)

187 I don't know about WAWONA but I've been to a WAWA.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM (GdFQh)

188 Oops. Big sock fail.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM (wPiJc)

189 Can you even grow bananas from seed? They are normally propagated from cuttings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (oqkO3)

Those brown flecks? Seeds.
I have seen a decorator variety where the bunches grown straight up, the hands horizontal, when ripe the peels do peel straight back to the stalk exposing the ripe fruit... then the fruit rots off exposing a dense cluster of brown seeds (each larger than a corn kernel). Pretty cool that they are only 4-6 feet tall. They are considered unedible though.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 11:10 PM (P/kVC)

190 167 Hell, just to come right down to it, people are highly overrated.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (BS8yt)

As is life.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)

191 Worst pick-up line in the world:

I'm really getting into Alanon!

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:10 PM (ry34m)

192 Chi, I understand more than you think I do... :-)

And Don Q., good point. You never know who's in your future. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:10 PM (OKox0)

193 So they won't even consider employing me; their HR people, who I talked to once, won't call me back. I just get the runaround.

So it irritates me to hear about the chickenshit behavior of those people they actually employ.


I'm repulsed to hear HR people called chickenshit. Apologize. Now.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:10 PM (TOa4G)

194 Apparently my wife has been seeing someone named Aunt Enid behind my back for the last 32 years.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (wPiJc)

195 170
Where is that tradition still going on?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (R+30W)


You left out "Asking for a friend".

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (sdi6R)

196 I fell for and dated a gal that I worked with in close proximity - literally and figuratively. It was fine until it wasn't. Not an ugly breakup by any means, but the aftermath when we still had to work together - a lot - made me curse my pecker for thinking for me

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (oAY8z)

197 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)

Closer to "What the Fuck".
Remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? That part of the family became Sannyasins.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (RGG3I)

198 Apparently my wife has been seeing someone named Aunt Enid behind my back for the last 32 years.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (wPiJc)



Aunt Enid has a long mustache.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:12 PM (tlBbB)

199 I've learned the hard way, HR people are just evil snots. They love to pretend they care about you, but they don't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:12 PM (OKox0)

200
We should have a thread about fast food chains that didn't make it.

Burger Chef

Roy Rogers' Roast Beef
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM


Burger Queen

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:12 PM (IqV8l)

201 At a traditional funeral pyre, it's socially acceptable to leave after the head pops...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 21, 2016 11:12 PM (kP16F)

202 "Burger Chef

Roy Rogers' Roast Beef"



Whatever happened to Kenny Roger's Roasters? That still a thing? Never seen one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 11:12 PM (9ym/8)

203
Apparently my wife has been seeing someone named Aunt Enid behind my back for the last 32 years.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (wPiJc)









As a Moron in Good Standing, it's only appropriate that you demand a drunken threesome.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2016 11:13 PM (LuZz8)

204 Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (ry34m)

What good is pounding my balls with a rock going to do?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

205 worser pickup line:

So many people don't realize that Herpes is quite manageable

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 21, 2016 11:13 PM (oAY8z)

206 Where is that tradition still going on?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (R+30W)


I assume you mean the "hiking of the skirt to show the panties" tradition?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:13 PM (oqkO3)

207 At a traditional funeral pyre, it's socially acceptable to leave after the head pops...


OTOH, bringing marshmallows and coathangers is a huge faux pas

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:13 PM (tlBbB)

208 185 We should have a thread about fast food chains that didn't make it.

Burger Chef

Roy Rogers' Roast Beef

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM (97XyN)

++++

I wouldn't include Burger Chef on that list. They were highly successful, 2nd only to McDonald's in the number of locations at one point. The owners of Hardee's bought them out and converted most of them to Hardee's.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (R+30W)

209 What good is pounding my balls with a rock going to do?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

*****

Well, it will help you focus and stop worrying about other things for a while.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (YLidQ)

210
Worse pickup line:

Does this smell like chloroform to you?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (LuZz8)

211 Seamus,
Have you thought about suing this Aunt Enid person?

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (xVgrA)

212 Burger Earl.


Maybe that was a one-off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (tlBbB)

213 32 years later it's still working out real nice.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:08 PM (wPiJc)

So you've hidden that whole punning and limericks thing from her for 32 years?

Impressive.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (Zu3d9)

214 50 Posted by: Mister Magoo's at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (uRoFj)

Isn't that when Dave Thomas died? I know he wasn't actually in charge for a while before then, but maybe whatever committee is in charge didn't feel like they could get too frisky if he was looking over their shoulder.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 10:43 PM (GDulk)


He died in 2002.

He had retired as CEO around 1990, but he still was very involved in the company for about 5 or so more years after retiring. A string of CEO's that followed were disasters, but Dave still appeared in commercials which helped to soften some of their failures. After he died, the goodwill that he had built up over the years in the company disappeared.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (kTZOh)

215 There are still Roy Rogers around, actually pretty good too.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (BS8yt)

216 Dear Penthouse Forum:

I never thought this would happen to me, at a traditional funeral pyre, no less.....

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (oAY8z)

217 I'm not dead yet.

Posted by: The Hamburgler at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (Tyii7)

218 The thing I've realized about pickup lines: they're just one more manifestation about how life is just plain damn unfair.

If you're good looking and wealthy? You'll never need one. Women will just come to you.

And if you *do* need one, you're likely the kind of man women don't want attention from, period. (Like me.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (OKox0)

219 I've used a "Pick-Up Line" only once. It failed miserably. I was twenty and asked a girl to "teach me how to dance".

Pick-Up Lines are for douchebags.

If you use Pick-Up Lines, don't blame this post on YOU being a douchebag.

Accept your responsibility and take your place in Humanity, smelling like vinegar and jasmine.

...but mostly vinegar.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (6gk0M)

220 Roy Rogers restaurants are still around:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Rogers_Restaurants

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (IdCqF)

221 I'm off to take a nap, might be back later.

Or maybe not.

Posted by: Farmer at August 21, 2016 11:16 PM (o/90i)

222 206 Where is that tradition still going on?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:06 PM (R+30W)


I assume you mean the "hiking of the skirt to show the panties" tradition?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:13 PM (oqkO3)

++++

Heh. No, I was asking about cremation by pyre. I thought they were all done inside crematoriums, at least in the US.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:16 PM (R+30W)

223 Burger Margrave never got off the ground in the burger aristocracy game.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:16 PM (tlBbB)

224 I'm thinking 'Aunt Enid' could gen up an interesting advice column.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:16 PM (J3phO)

225 Those brown flecks? Seeds.
I have seen a decorator variety where the bunches grown straight up, the hands horizontal, when ripe the peels do peel straight back to the stalk exposing the ripe fruit... then the fruit rots off exposing a dense cluster of brown seeds (each larger than a corn kernel). Pretty cool that they are only 4-6 feet tall. They are considered unedible though.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 11:10 PM (P/kVC)


I know the brown flecks are seeds, but are they, or do they ever become, viable seeds in the cultivar that provides most of our table bananas?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:16 PM (oqkO3)

226 So you've hidden that whole punning and limericks thing from her for 32 years?

Impressive.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


*****


She made the mistake of laughing once, early on in the relationship.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:17 PM (wPiJc)

227 I've got nothing to say. Just don't care anymore.

Posted by: Post-Politics at August 21, 2016 11:17 PM (Jh20h)

228
Can you even grow bananas from seed? They are normally propagated from cuttings.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:02 PM (oqkO3)

I thought all class of fruit had seeds. But you may be correct. Another opportunity to increase my knowledge of trivial things. Off to google.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:18 PM (MNgU2)

229 I assume you mean the "hiking of the skirt to show the panties" tradition?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
--------

Well, yeah. I mean the other part is just diesel oil and matches.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:18 PM (J3phO)

230 This morning I happened to notice that OurTime a dating service for the over 50 crowd has a disclaimer at the end saying you had to be over 18 to join. I laughed, now I know the rest of the story.

Posted by: tmitsss at August 21, 2016 11:18 PM (wNJkU)

231 I hate to be negative about it.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:18 PM (BS8yt)

232 Just have to leave yourself open....

Yes.

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at August 21, 2016 11:18 PM (Tyii7)

233 Closer to "What the Fuck".
Remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? That part of the family became Sannyasins.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (RGG3I)


To be culturally authentic, wouldn't that entail cremating the deceased in a Rolls Royce?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (oqkO3)

234 Worst fast food name....


Hardee's

Posted by: eleven at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (qUNWi)

235 Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips. I remember that.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (sdi6R)

236 http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/155654/

This happened actual walking distance from my home, albeit on the freeway. There is a half-mile skid mark from where the motorcycle was being pushed sideways by the loon in the truck.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (IdCqF)

237 Pick up line: Can I buy you three drinks?

Posted by: tmitsss at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (wNJkU)

238 Everyone has a pickup line and then you get punched in the face.

Posted by: Tike Myson at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (Jh20h)

239 Top 5 Least Successful Fast Food Chains Of All Time:

5. Hillary's Hamhocks

4. Donner's Buffet Party

3. Rare Chicken

2. Anthony Weiner's Terrific Tubesteaks

1. Snotburger

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (OKox0)

240 Worst fast food name....

Hardee's
Posted by: eleven at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (qUNWi)

****

I think Bob's Big Boy outruns that one by a mile for tone deafness.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (YLidQ)

241 @176

Well I'm sorry you find yourself in the same predicament.

I used to be romantic. I really did. I would dream of the grand romantic gestures. And the simple and sweet gestures. I would watch Youtube video after Youtube video of flash mobs, scavenger hunts, serenading, and dream of the day I was ever that much in love.

I just don't think I have it in me. I'm too selfish and easily annoyed. So, now, I don't need some great love of my life. I just need...someone to complete my life.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (F5hTl)

242 Work in the a.m. Later gators.


Endeavor to persevere!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (wPiJc)

243 My favorite pick up line is

Can you settle a bet between me and my friend? He says your eyes are ocean blue and I say .....your a dirty little girl.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (MNgU2)

244 Thomas the Tank Engine blew his boiler? Oh man.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 21, 2016 11:21 PM (noWW6)

245 ..."Remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? That part of the family became Sannyasins."
-Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (RGG3I)

I am sorry for your loss and my mischaracterization of Indians as Vikings.

--Yup... the whole thing sounds weird.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 11:21 PM (6gk0M)

246 I was amazed when a nearby Burger King went out of business. Truly incompetent. The location couldn't be better.

Posted by: Epobirs
________

I wasn't amazed at all when another BK went out of business. The manager would sit in a booth all night, eating. Usually there were 2 or 3 other employees in the same booth. There were always 3-4 workers behind the counter - a rotating new guy who always tried; the rest didn't care. If you were the only customer in the place, you'd have to wait about 25 minutes for a Whopper and fries.

They announced the closing with no notice. I guess restaurants do this because the owners are afraid someone would steal the equipment out of the kitchen. The former employees held a candlelight vigil outside the building.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2016 11:21 PM (5KLlo)

247
Sadly though...I think of some of my favorite things in life, and if it came down to an, "It's that or me" ultimatum...I just can't imagine loving someone enough to give those things up. I don't think I will ever love someone that much. And, that scares me.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM (F5hTl)



I get that, I really do.

But first, if you ever order at a damn drive thru again, we're done, it's over. It's the drive through, or me, dammit.

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times. A good Moron or 'Ette parks, and goes in to order across the counter, face to face. And checks the order when it's served, face to face, to make sure it's right.

Accountability.

Well, it was, anyway. But now, you tell me that you're gonna keep hitting the drive through, no matter what I say.

I can't take the disrespect. The taunting. The.....TORMENT.

That's it for me, we're done. You'll be hearing from my lawyer!


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2016 11:21 PM (v5iqM)

248 I don't need to be "completed" but sometimes the loneliness gets extremely painful.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (0mRoj)

249 Dude.... I'm 57 and met the current Lady friend, who is a keeper... less than a year ago....

After being divorced for 22 years....

Just have to leave yourself open....
Posted by: Don Q
-----------------
Dude - I get it. I'm a Moron, but not an idiot.
Last time I fell in love was publicly - right here on this very blog.

My major life goal now is to outlive my 78 yr old Mom. A parent should never have to bury a child, and she's come WAY too close already. Luckily I see her a few times per week. Downside - with her health, I need to start taking care of myself, apparently...

But, when she's gone, all bets are off. I don't want to deal with losing Tucker, my best friend, so I think we'll plan to go out together in a blaze of glory - Thelma & Louis style.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (ld0zy)

250 The is only one Yogi Bear Fried Chicken fast food joint left, the chicken is,very good.

Posted by: tmitsss at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (wNJkU)

251 G'Night, Seamus.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (6gk0M)

252 TickledPink, understood completely.

What especially annoys me is how it just seems like so often, the most selfish people get the absolute most love and attention from other people. Meanwhile caring, decent people get ignored, just because their social skills aren't absolutely fabulous.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (OKox0)

253 The cremation was in Texas. I'd like to say of course but that would sound, well, maybe not: "Of course the funeral pyre was in Texas".

"Of course the (________) was in Texas."

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (RGG3I)

254 208 185 We should have a thread about fast food chains that didn't make it.

Burger Chef

Roy Rogers' Roast Beef

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM (97XyN)

++++

I wouldn't include Burger Chef on that list. They were highly successful, 2nd only to McDonald's in the number of locations at one point. The owners of Hardee's bought them out and converted most of them to Hardee's.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (R+30W)


Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips

I think Quiznos is making a push to join them.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 21, 2016 11:23 PM (kTZOh)

255 "Worst fast food name.... "


Throughout the south there is a chain known as "Krystal."


Not "Krystal's" or "Krystal Palace".............just Krystal.

Always thought it odd.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 11:23 PM (9ym/8)

256 Seamus, I had a great aunt Enid. She was a very old woman when I knew her, she was born in 1898. She quilted.



Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:23 PM (ry34m)

257 @228
I thought all class of fruit had seeds. But you may be correct. Another opportunity to increase my knowledge of trivial things. Off to google.
---------------------

My understanding is that the seeds in most produce these days are non-viable. To grow new crops, you need to purchase the seeds from one of the GMO companies that specialize in them.

Posted by: junior at August 21, 2016 11:23 PM (HNYxZ)

258 Those feet on the skinny girl with the pants are U.G.L.Y.

Yikes!!!11!1!!

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 21, 2016 11:23 PM (Od14x)

259 All of the commercial banana trees in the world are from one plant, iirc. So it is a very vulnerable crop. And they are not grown from seeds, but from cuttings.

And this same scare is trotted out every 5 years or so; maybe this time is for real. Or not.

I had an ornamental banana tree (trees, actually, they spread) in my yard for quite a few years. The climate here is semi-tropical, but we get a few sub freezing days each winter, and all the green parts of the trees would die back. So each year was year one.

Finally, one year was a mild winter and one of the trees got big and old enough to fruit that summer. Short stubby 'naners with no shelf life and not very tasty to boot. I ate a couple of 'em anyhow.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2016 11:23 PM (gyKtp)

260 19 I need a ruling:

So I go to Wendy's today, for the first time in months.

I order a salad with something left off, as their commercials have said they are freshly made and all that jazz. The response: "They are pre-made. We can't do that." Sigh. Which I totally get. For the sake of time, I totally understand the need to pre-make salads. But, it doesn't mean you CAN'T do one to order. I have to imagine there are quite a few people out there with food allergies or dietary restrictions or lactose intolerance, so to me it makes sense to have at least the base lettuce in a bowl. You have the ingredients. It might take extra time, which I will happily wait for. But, to say you can't do it is a lie. You just don't want to do it.

But, I'm a big girl, so I'll just pick the stuff out I tell them. When I get the salad, it is pitiful. It has maybe 20% of the toppings the picture shows. Back to the order, I also ordered a Frosty. The gal replies, in an annoyed tone, "We only have vanilla." What kind of operation is this? No Frosty at Wendys?

In both cases, there was zero apology. No, "Our machine froze up and we can't get it repaired till tomorrow, I'm so sorry." Just, we only have vanilla, take it or leave it. But, again, I'm a big girl, and I am assuming I am dealing with some teenager who might be having a bad day.

Nope, I pull around, and these are grown adults. This changes my perspective entirely. I am suddenly much less gracious about the situation. They didn't give me my receipt, so I asked for it, and oh yes, I got the eyeroll.

I'm tempted to contact them, but afraid it will do no good. I guess my question is...separate from the attitude issues, Is my request for my meal to come without an item out of bounds? Does it make me an ugly American to expect that they take the extra time to make it to order? I don't want to ruin my case on all the other issues by coming across as high maintenance.
Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)

You don't want these folks making your salad to order while they are slinging burger meat and raw chicken around.

You can always call corporate to complain, or just post your dissatisfaction on social media.

Posted by: Bernette at August 21, 2016 11:23 PM (3LwCF)

261 Pick-Up Lines are for douchebags.

Here's the killer: they love douchebags. Me, I'm staying pure- no pick-up lines.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2016 11:24 PM (9mTYi)

262 Chicken With Pants

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:24 PM (IqV8l)

263 #240

In the town of Baker, CA there were two oddities for those going to and from Las Vegas. The world's biggest thermometer and Bun Boy. A name which never failed to inspire hilarity in passersby on the 15 freeway. Back in the day, the freeway ended at Baker and started up again at the other end of town, just to force you to think about getting some very expensive gas and partaking of the Bun Boy's offerings.

Oddly, Bun Boy was replaced by a Bob's Big Boy a few years ago.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:24 PM (IdCqF)

264 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (OKox0)

Life's pretty shitty that way.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:24 PM (0mRoj)

265 Pick-Up Lines are for douchebags.

Here's the killer: they love douchebags. Me, I'm staying pure- no pick-up lines.



Yep. Practice faking sincerity until you're totally believable.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:25 PM (tlBbB)

266 Gary Moore
https://youtu.be/JsDUNusFS0o

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 11:25 PM (VdICR)

267 Failed fast food chains?

-Winky's
-Hot-n-Now (total fucking slop).

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (89T5c)

268 Wendy's hasn't been the same without Dave Thomas.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (6FqZa)

269 Oddly, Bun Boy was replaced by a Bob's Big Boy a few years ago.


But the Mad Greek and Alien Beef Jerky live on.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (tlBbB)

270 Best pick up line is obvious and I think every girl has advised us knuckleheads.

Hi, my name is _______

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (MNgU2)

271 Apparently my wife has been seeing someone named Aunt Enid behind my back for the last 32 years.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 21, 2016 11:11 PM (wPiJc)


Do NOT deny your true identity, Enid. Your soul is female, and you are a woman! That is why you are so linguistically oriented with regards to puns, you WOMAN you.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (uz/Pv)

272 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (kTZOh)

Wow, hard to believe he's been gone that long. It's kind of funny that one hears of a person and is surprised to hear they died a while ago, or is equally surprised to hear that they are still alive. There's been enough jokes made about it that it must be a common thing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (GDulk)

273 I wish I'd used an Amy Schumer sock for my last comment. Sorry, qdpsteve.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 11:27 PM (6FqZa)

274 If you've ever seen the movie Robert Townshend made with his credit cards in the 1980s, "Hollywood Shuffle," you'll remember the independent fast food place he worked at in the film:

Winky Dinky Dog.

I admit I've always liked that name, it makes me chuckle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:27 PM (OKox0)

275 Wendy's hasn't been the same without Dave Thomas.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (6FqZa)



True. He was hilarious in those Great White North bits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:27 PM (tlBbB)

276 Lonely? Establish a relationship with a street whore. Treat her right. Give her a big tip each time. Then when the time's right, ask her to move in with you. You're welcome.

Posted by: Really, Really Bad Advice at August 21, 2016 11:27 PM (Jh20h)

277 270 Best pick up line is obvious and I think every girl has advised us knuckleheads.

Hi, my name is _______
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (MNgU2)

What?
Who?
Slim Shady.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:27 PM (0mRoj)

278 I know the brown flecks are seeds, but are they, or
do they ever become, viable seeds in the cultivar that provides most of
our table bananas?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:16 PM (oqkO3)

That I believe that is the cavendish.
It's probably easier for the plantations to clone them than grow from seeds.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 11:28 PM (P/kVC)

279 Best pick up line is obvious and I think every girl has advised us knuckleheads.

Hi, my name is _______

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck
****
The truth is:
Hi, my name is incredibly rich.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 11:28 PM (hVdx9)

280 a guy who hooked up with his second cousin at his dad's funeral. Not sure what line he used, though

"Hey, *some* of the Ptolemies turned out okay!"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 11:28 PM (6FqZa)

281 The only pick up line I have ever used is walking up to subject of interest, look them in the eye, and saying "Hi, I'm MWNP. I don't think we've met." while offering my hand for a shake.

Met the current GF at a Christmas party last year this way, and it has worked several times in the past. They love confidence.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 11:28 PM (YLidQ)

282 A great 'wimmen just ain't woith it' flick:

Fritz Lang's noir classic "Scarlet Street," from 1949.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:29 PM (OKox0)

283 Just stepped outside, light mist, 70 deg. and dropping. Yep, Fall is in the air. The cherry tree is shedding leaves.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:29 PM (J3phO)

284 Since Pepsi Co sold Long John Silvers they have removed them from every Taco Bell / LJS combo location.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:29 PM (MNgU2)

285 ed by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 11:28 PM (hVdx9)

Fake it till you make it.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:30 PM (MNgU2)

286 Oddly, Bun Boy was replaced by a Bob's Big Boy a few years ago.
Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:24 PM (IdCqF)

The Bob's Big Boys around here closed a long time ago. I had no idea that chain was still around.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 21, 2016 11:31 PM (P8951)

287 To be culturally authentic, wouldn't that entail cremating the deceased in a Rolls Royce?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


That goes on my list of "Everything about these people is not right".

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:31 PM (RGG3I)

288 283 Just stepped outside, light mist, 70 deg. and dropping. Yep, Fall is in the air. The cherry tree is shedding leaves.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:29 PM (J3phO

never got out of the 60s today Mike, i wore flannel today outside

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2016 11:32 PM (voOPb)

289 Well I'm sorry you find yourself in the same predicament.



I used to be romantic. I really did. I would dream of the grand
romantic gestures. And the simple and sweet gestures. I would watch
Youtube video after Youtube video of flash mobs, scavenger hunts,
serenading, and dream of the day I was ever that much in love.



I just don't think I have it in me. I'm too selfish and easily
annoyed. So, now, I don't need some great love of my life. I just
need...someone to complete my life.

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (F5hTl)


Or maybe you're just burned out thanks to how our culture oversells all that romantic love crap to keep Hallmark and the candy-industrial complex in business.



Basically everything we see on TV and in the movies is wrong. From everything I've seen, lasting relationships tended to start with friendship or a common interest, then grow from there. The ones that burn hot tend to burn out quickly, and if there's nothing to keep warm when the fire's gone cold, it's over.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 11:32 PM (HalrA)

290 Lol, Son was squeaking a drink straw along the lid of a take-out cup and the cockatiel woke up and started responding to the sound. The straw and the bird ended up having a couple minute conversation, so I guess whatever the straw said was complimentary.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 11:32 PM (GDulk)

291 Well, I'm really fucking depressed now. I'm going to go contemplate the miserable ball of suck that is my pointless existence. Goodnight.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)

292 So what do you do if you screw up the nerve to talk to an attractive women you find somewhere, and all she does is stare at you and refuse to respond to anything you say?

And yes, this is one of the things SoCal women will do to men who they don't consider perfect and wealthy enough to date them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (OKox0)

293 Sounds like the theme music for tonight's ONT could be "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

Although I think that album is overrated. I like "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" more.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

294 I know the brown flecks are seeds, but are they, or do they ever become, viable seeds in the cultivar that provides most of our table bananas?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:16 PM (oqkO3)

Nope. Technically a berry, the Cavedish banana, like all hybrids, has a sex problem.

www.damninteresting.com/
the-unfortunate-sex-life-of-the-banana/

Posted by: Serious Bummer Botanist Science Frown at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (OkKDg)

295 Those are some jacked up toes.
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Well, now that you've pointed them out....eewwww! At least paint your nails girl!

Posted by: lindafell de spair
****

Seeing how skinny she is I doubt she has the strength to do it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (hVdx9)

296 272 Wow, hard to believe he's been gone that long. It's kind of funny that one hears of a person and is surprised to hear they died a while ago, or is equally surprised to hear that they are still alive. There's been enough jokes made about it that it must be a common thing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Case in point -- Chuck Yaeger, still kicking and 93 years young. In a recent interview, he said he wouldn't shake hands with Hillary.

Another reason to love this guy, that I was totes surprised to learn was still around.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (gyKtp)

297 Well, I'm really fucking depressed now. I'm going to go contemplate the miserable ball of suck that is my pointless existence. Goodnight.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)


Chill. If you consider the miserable ball of suck that is most people's existence, it ain't that bad.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (TOa4G)

298 Tekken 7 swimsuits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agQKgSQYiuE

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (6FqZa)

299 Cato, true.

The men who produce TV and movies tend to come from privileged, wealthy backgrounds, so they've NEVER had to deal with very much rejection or nastiness from anyone; too many of the people they've met have had to, for one reason or another, kiss up to them.

Which is fine I guess, I just wish these people would realize how lucky they have it. But they never will.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (OKox0)

300 Again, there is no new content on the Maetenblog since 8/16.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

301 >>> Roy Rogers restaurants are still around:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Rogers_Restaurants
Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (IdCqF)

Good to know they are still around! I thought Hardee's destroyed them. Was my fast food fried chicken place growing up and I still compare everything to that.

Posted by: LizLem at August 21, 2016 11:36 PM (LiMbk)

302 The cherry tree is shedding leaves.

The long sobs of the violins of autumn ...

Posted by: BBC Radio at August 21, 2016 11:36 PM (jnPHA)

303 " Well, I'm really fucking depressed now. "



*pats on back*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 11:37 PM (9ym/8)

304
Chuck Yaeger, still kicking and 93 years young.

I wonder if he can still fly.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:37 PM (IqV8l)

305 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (OKox0)

Have one of your friends go up to her and say ' you know that guy you just blew off? He won the mega millions lottery two years ago' .

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:37 PM (MNgU2)

306 Hillary has a long mustache.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:37 PM (IqV8l)

307 I dunno..I live near a pretty big Amish community. And also for hundreds of years, marriages weren't a love thing. They were political, financial, or for procreation of the species. But, in a lot of these cases, they learned to love their spouse.

And, I guess would that be so bad?

Would it be so bad to be paired with someone you get along with decently and you learn to love them as your spouse or as the parent of your child?

Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 11:38 PM (F5hTl)

308 253 The cremation was in Texas. I'd like to say of course but that would sound, well, maybe not: "Of course the funeral pyre was in Texas".

"Of course the (________) was in Texas."

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:22 PM (RGG3I)

++++

Is it an American Indian thing? Or can anyone in Texas get cremated that way? I'm surprised it isn't an EPA problem. Thought they would shut down anything bigger than a wienie roast.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:38 PM (R+30W)

309 #286

Their numbers are greatly diminished but they're still around. Especially the Toluca Lake location that has been going since 1949. The Beatles ate there in 1965. It is regarded as a architectural landmark and gets a lot of events, and many TV and film shoots use it.

There was a Disney event a few years ago for an online experience tied to the 'Cars' franchise that was using that Bob's. I had to scout it out to figure where we'd run the cabling and such.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:38 PM (IdCqF)

310 never got out of the 60s today Mike, i wore flannel today outside
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
------------------
Have I told you lately that I hate you?
It was mid 90's (again) today, heat index well over 100. And another rainstorm, so at least the humidity went off the scale & broke the psychrometer. There's that.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 11:38 PM (ld0zy)

311 Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (F5hTl)

---
light them the F up... that's bullshit.

i called a local FF chain the other day, once because they didn't have the state mandated calorie count on the poasted menu (i use it to make sure i get the moast bang for my $$) and after, because i sat there and watched questionable food handling techniques.

i didn't want anyone fired, i just don't want anything to make me sick, as i am *extremely* susceptible to food poisoning...(long story, involving a GI tract disease state that no one here wants the gory details of)

area supervisor called back, and was grateful for my input, as what i was observing was not their standard.

third world cultures tend to not understand or care why we have food handling rules here in civilization.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (sUQ21)

312 Case in point -- Chuck Yaeger, still kicking and 93 years young. In a recent interview, he said he wouldn't shake hands with Hillary.

Another reason to love this guy, that I was totes surprised to learn was still around.
Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (gyKtp)

They made some tough sonsabitches back then. And no offense to Usain Bolt, but Chuck's the fastest man alive.

Posted by: josephistan at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (7qAYi)

313 Uma Thurman has huge ungainly feet. It's functional ... She's six feet tall and rotational momentum is a harsh mistress ... but still.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (VdICR)

314 I just don't think I have it in me. I'm too selfish
and easily annoyed. So, now, I don't need some great love of my life. I
just need...someone to complete my life.
Posted by: TickledPink at August 21, 2016 11:20 PM (F5hTl)


You are looking for a friend too. But you better be prepared to like yourself otherwise you can't trust that someone else actually likes you back.

Tickled Pink, don't take my advice. The first woman I was going to marry was a workaholic who told me for 7 years she wouldn't marry me. I wanted someone to complete my life too. I'm clearly not good at this either.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (ry34m)

315 Sorry if it's already been pointed out, also sorry to be "that person", but it's love is a many "spledored" thing. Maintaining the language, is all I'm trying to do, so don't hate.

Posted by: Kalneva at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (vhW1R)

316 Joe, LOL. That could help I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (OKox0)

317 Which is fine I guess, I just wish these people would realize how lucky they have it. But they never will.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Well, Tony Scott jumped off a bridge so it can't be all peaches and champaign at the top.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (RGG3I)

318 So what do you do if you screw up the nerve to talk to an attractive women you find somewhere, and all she does is stare at you and refuse to respond to anything you say?

And yes, this is one of the things SoCal women will do to men who they don't consider perfect and wealthy enough to date them.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (OKox0)

****

Several options here:

1. Start doing sign language like the African interpreter
2. Say "Eh, I have better things to do, and with better people".
3. The always classic "well, all you had to do was TELL me you are gay."

Seriously, I watch how they interact with other people before I approach. If they have a genuine smile and laugh, game on. If not, skip.

Then again I have been in sales for 30 years, so reading people is second nature.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (YLidQ)

319 292 So what do you do if you screw up the nerve to talk to an attractive women you find somewhere, and all she does is stare at you and refuse to respond to anything you say?

And yes, this is one of the things SoCal women will do to men who they don't consider perfect and wealthy enough to date them.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (OKox0)


A couple things. Women will do that to you, because at some point women will do that to most people.

There is only one way around it, one way to get better at it, one way to act casual and brush it off:

Practice.

Because once you've done a lot of that, it will be more natural. You will also have had some successes eventually that will allow you to brush the others off.

Now, I won't lie. Status, money, and all that bullshit does help. I wish it didn't, but it does. But so does practice.

However, part of your problem might be SoCal girls, who from what I hear are incredibly good looking, but are infamously materialistic and shallow.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (TOa4G)

320 292 So what do you do if you screw up the nerve to talk to an attractive women you find somewhere, and all she does is stare at you and refuse to respond to anything you say?

Ask her if a house fell on her sister

Posted by: tmitsss at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (wNJkU)

321 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 11:32 PM (HalrA)

Agreed. I advise my kids that friendship is what *keeps* you together when times are rough. Lovers can become friends, but I highly recommend the other way around.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (GDulk)

322 Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 11:38 PM (ld0zy)

Hate is an overly strong word

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

323 "Is it an American Indian thing? Or can anyone in Texas get cremated that way? I'm surprised it isn't an EPA problem. "


I don't think so. You can't even spread ashes without serious permits. And I'd have to believe the EPA would have serious issue with it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/8)

324 Oops, hoisted by my own petard! Spledored! Gah!

Posted by: Kalneva at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (vhW1R)

325 Knock knock. Who's there? Banana.

Why can't they find an old peel from the more-delicious now-"extinct" Cavandish banana and clone them again?

Posted by: mindful webworker - where would comedy be w/o peels? at August 21, 2016 11:41 PM (5a8XA)

326 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (OKox0)

Then you're lucky to have found out immediately that she was a loser instead of wasting time and emotion on her.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 11:41 PM (GDulk)

327 I know the foot fetish is one of the most popular but feet are the last thing I take into consideration.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:41 PM (MNgU2)

328 Wendy's used to be my favorite place. Then, about 3 years ago, they went downhill fast.
Posted by: Mister Magoo's at August 21, 2016 10:39 PM (uRoFj)

It's because they hired that ginger to do the commercials for them. She stole their soul.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 21, 2016 11:42 PM (P8951)

329 Is my request for my meal to come without an item out of bounds?
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Posted by: andycanuck at August 21, 2016 11:42 PM (LdMbv)

330 Hopped Up, true. Some of the wealthiest families are also some of the all-time most screwed-up families. The Kennedys come to mind too.

It's just been my overall, overwhelming experience: the most attractive women go for the biggest bullies and jerks, especially when they have money and ego. A great example of this IMHO is Beyonce, when she decided to go for Jay-Z. (Although in fairness, I've noticed over the past couple years Beyonce is a pretty jaundiced person herself.)

I know I need to keep trying, that not all women are like that (or as the men's rights sites call it, NAWALT). But the clock's ticking and I've just reached a point where I've wondered if it's worth it to continue to deal with the bullshit; maybe it isn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:42 PM (OKox0)

331 291 Well, I'm really fucking depressed now. I'm going to go contemplate the miserable ball of suck that is my pointless existence. Goodnight.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)


Aw. Good night, Insomniac.

No snark intended. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)

332 You want to be able to approach women? Watch a few episodes of "Impractical Jokers." How these guys just approach & interact with total strangers, there's no reason for anyone to be alone. Of course only one of them is married, and I'm not doing anything out there, so I guess I don't known what I'm talking about. Carry on.

Posted by: josephistan at August 21, 2016 11:44 PM (7qAYi)

333 re the drunk and pantsless teacher

If she does post here, I won't require a pic; that mug shot was plenty




Yikes!

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2016 11:44 PM (gyKtp)

334 MWNP, AD and Polliwog: all excellent points and good things to keep in mind. Thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:45 PM (OKox0)

335 David Spade has his bit about all the things he has to bring to the table and that a hot girl doesn't have to bring anything except her hotness.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:45 PM (MNgU2)

336 Which is fine I guess, I just wish these people would realize how lucky they have it. But they never will.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (OKox0)


Few people really put themselves in other shoes, in any walk of life.

Think about it, though. How many movies and television shows would you like to see that accurately portrayed everyday relationships?

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:45 PM (TOa4G)

337 I'm clearly not good at this either.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (ry34m)

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 21, 2016 11:45 PM (P8951)

338 I also agree, my experience is skewed because I've been dealing with SoCal girls all my life, and I think they *are* overall much more cynical/callous than other women from other walks of life.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:46 PM (OKox0)

339 Let's walk down there and fuck them all.

Posted by: just the punchline at August 21, 2016 11:46 PM (qUNWi)

340 My advice is to get over the fear of rejection.

Most men that are successful with women don't care whether they say yes or no. There's plenty of fish in the ocean.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:46 PM (BS8yt)

341 Yikes!

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2016 11:44 PM (gyKtp)


Yeah. She'd make a freight train take a dirt road.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 21, 2016 11:46 PM (oqkO3)

342 Let's walk down there and fuck them all.
Posted by: just the punchline at August 21, 2016 11:46 PM (qUNWi)

*****

Yep.

Posted by: The Bull to the Steer at August 21, 2016 11:47 PM (YLidQ)

343 AD, good point. Real life isn't "great TV." My filmmaking hero Stanley Kubrick even used to ask "Sure it's real, but is it interesting?"

Every now and then though, entertainment portrays something that at least seems to be in the neighborhood of real life. For instance, the relationship between the parents in "The Middle." They obviously love each other, yet they're also almost completely passionless for each other as well after 10+ years of marriage; that's like a lot of real-life married couples I've known my whole life.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:48 PM (OKox0)

344 BTW, qdpsteve, you've seen Swingers, right? If not, watch it immediately.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:48 PM (TOa4G)

345 Note to self: No moar weird romance stories for the ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2016 11:48 PM (voOPb)

346 "My advice is to get over the fear of rejection. "



Agree. Damn good chance you'll never see them again anyway. Who cares?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 11:48 PM (9ym/8)

347 Funny, but Wendy's is about the only fast food joint of this genre that I can stand. McDonald's has tasted like cardboard to me for years. Burger King no good, etc.

Wendy's, at least the ones around here, have installed these fancy touchscreen drink fountains. More combinations that you can shake a stick at. And it drives me nuts. All that mess just to get a drink.

It's these damned Millennials and their smart phone touchsreen fetishes.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 21, 2016 11:48 PM (DW+jj)

348 323 "Is it an American Indian thing? Or can anyone in Texas get cremated that way? I'm surprised it isn't an EPA problem. "


I don't think so. You can't even spread ashes without serious permits. And I'd have to believe the EPA would have serious issue with it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 21, 2016 11:40 PM (9ym/

++++

That's why I thought it might be an American Indian thing. There are two exemptions they might have that I can think of: a religious accommodation or if they have leeway on reservation land. Congress and the courts sometimes carve out exemptions for them.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:49 PM (R+30W)

349 You have to kiss a lot of princesses to find one who likes frogs

Posted by: tmitsss at August 21, 2016 11:49 PM (wNJkU)

350 Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 21, 2016 11:46 PM (BS8yt)

Honestly, that's really the only thing that will work. Rejection *sucks* but is not actually the end of the world and may well reflect more on the person doing the rejecting (and yes, I only ever dated one guy and have been single since his death, but that doesn't make the advice untrue).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 11:49 PM (GDulk)

351 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 21, 2016 11:49 PM (r9m+B)

352 Heh. Watching Carol Burnett clips. They're cracking up themselves in some of the skits.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:49 PM (J3phO)

353 qdp,
Ignore them.
Sit on your barstool, do your crossword puzzle, and eat your cold meatloaf (leftover from lunch) in peace. Play a few cool songs on the jukebox.
They'll come talk to you. As said upthread, chicks dig confidence.

I don't know if I have confidence, but certainly indifference used to come into play. "I don't care if you talk to me or not. I'm trying to eat dinner here."
I would be called a liar if I told you how often I met girls by, well, sitting on a barstool in a dark corner trying to be invisible. Dirty & stinking from a hard days' labor, to boot.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 11:50 PM (ld0zy)

354 Jaysus. Dating?

Couldn't we talk about politics or war or religion? A supervolcano?

Something less depressing?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 21, 2016 11:50 PM (wB8Tg)

355 335 David Spade has his bit about all the things he has to bring to the table and that a hot girl doesn't have to bring anything except her hotness.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:45 PM (MNgU2)

I would think that being with a complete bimbo or a bitch would get tiresome eventually - but then I'm not a guy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 21, 2016 11:50 PM (P8951)

356 Chill. If you consider the miserable ball of suck that is most people's existence, it ain't that bad.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:35 PM (TOa4G)



If you're not a professional motivational speaker you missed your calling.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2016 11:51 PM (tlBbB)

357 3 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2016 10:28 PM (kdS6q)

Ohio outmigration is 4.6%....

It is not the stupid ones looking for better financial futures.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2016 11:51 PM (SzZnW)

358 AD, Ricardo, tmitsss, Polliwog; also all good stuff, thanks. :-)

True, I've done some of the crap to myself re my fear of rejection. I do know it gets less painful the more of it you experience, and it helps to think of things as a numbers game.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:51 PM (OKox0)

359 I loved my husband more than I love God. This is my worst fault and I don't know if I'll ever overcome it.

Posted by: Miley's Bone Booth at August 21, 2016 11:51 PM (NTqvt)

360 Heh. Watching Carol Burnett clips. They're cracking up themselves in some of the skits.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:49 PM (J3phO)

*******

My favorite Blue Ray box set is the entire Carol Burnett show series. I laugh until I cry at those.

Posted by: The Bull to the Steer at August 21, 2016 11:51 PM (YLidQ)

361
Couldn't we talk about politics or war or religion? A supervolcano?

Something less depressing?


Trump dating Hillary

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:51 PM (IqV8l)

362 Why can't they find an old peel from the more-delicious now-"extinct" Cavandish banana and clone them again?
Posted by: mindful webworker - where would comedy be w/o peels? at August 21, 2016 11:41 PM (5a8XA)

Yum! Says the fungus/bug that ate all the others. Expesive undertaking with no reason of success on commercial scale.

Other variants exist but they taste funny, take too long to mature, are in insufficient supply, or just look too wierd to be called bananas.

Posted by: Serious Bummer Botanist Science Frown at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (OkKDg)

363 292 So what do you do if you screw up the nerve to talk to an attractive women you find somewhere, and all she does is stare at you and refuse to respond to anything you say?

And yes, this is one of the things SoCal women will do to men who they don't consider perfect and wealthy enough to date them.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:34 PM (OKox0)

Move to flyover country. That's terrible.

Posted by: Bernette at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (3LwCF)

364 Trump dating Hillary

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:51 PM (IqV8l)


Well, that would certainly cause a bull market in cynicism.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (wB8Tg)

365 "Is it an American Indian thing? Or can anyone in Texas get cremated that way? I'm surprised it isn't an EPA problem. "


I don't think so. You can't even spread ashes without serious permits. And I'd have to believe the EPA would have serious issue with it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


That branch of the family actually is largely American Indian but the cremation was more following the India Indian religion they followed. As far as permits, my Uncle got permission from the County and a friend of his handled the rest. He was not embalmed and the EPA didn't even know about it as far as I know. The ashes and leftovers were buried the next day. It was of course on private property.
The French girl was hot but I was disgusted at her tackiness.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (RGG3I)

366 Couldn't we talk about politics or war or religion? A supervolcano?



Something less depressing?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 21, 2016 11:50 PM (wB8Tg)


Well, there's always SMOD.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (HalrA)

367 Chi, good points. It's just, one of the reasons I'm frustrated? I've had experiences where I've been around attractive women and kept to myself, hoping they'll notice my confidence... and all they've ever done, is ignore me right back.

I've NEVER been approached by a woman socially, *ever*. It just gnaws at me. Now is that a reason to give up and throw a never-ending pity party? No, it's just... arrgghh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (OKox0)

368 Bernette, that's another idea I've had. Thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (OKox0)

369 312
And no offense to Usain Bolt, but Chuck's the fastest man alive.
Posted by: josephistan at August 21, 2016 11:39 PM (7qAYi)


The crews of the Apollo moon missions would beg to differ.

Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (sdi6R)

370 I know I need to keep trying, that not all women are like that (or as the men's rights sites call it, NAWALT). But the clock's ticking and I've just reached a point where I've wondered if it's worth it to continue to deal with the bullshit; maybe it isn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:42 PM (OKox0)


If I may give you a piece of advice... do that... stop looking...

Women can sense desperation... and Women will almost always not give the guy who tries too hard the time of day...

You don't have to treat them like shit... but... when you don't chase them too hard, they begin to wonder why... and sadly with many women, once they figure out they have you? they no longer want you...

If you chase? They run...

If you stay still, or even better walk away? often times they will begin the chase.

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (qf6WZ)

371 My favorite Blue Ray box set is the entire Carol Burnett show series. I laugh until I cry at those.
Posted by: The Bull to the Steer
------------

They just ran the one where Tim Conway is a dentist, and ends up sticking himself with the novocaine needle a couple of times. Once in the forehead.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (J3phO)

372 Note to self: No moar weird romance stories for the ONT
=====
But she said she had "Soft Shoulders" and was "Slippery When Wet"!

Posted by: sign f#cker at August 21, 2016 11:55 PM (LdMbv)

373 272 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 21, 2016 11:15 PM (kTZOh)

Wow, hard to believe he's been gone that long. It's kind of funny that one hears of a person and is surprised to hear they died a while ago, or is equally surprised to hear that they are still alive. There's been enough jokes made about it that it must be a common thing.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 21, 2016 11:26 PM (GDulk)


I thought he passed away somewhere around 1996. I got to meet him at several events and get to talk to him. The guy on the TV commercials is the same guy in real life.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 21, 2016 11:56 PM (kTZOh)

374 372
Note to self: No moar weird romance stories for the ONT

=====

But she said she had "Soft Shoulders" and was "Slippery When Wet"!

Posted by: sign f#cker at August 21, 2016 11:55 PM (LdMbv)


Not enough goat!

Posted by: Achmed at August 21, 2016 11:56 PM (HalrA)

375 My favorite Blue Ray box set is the entire Carol Burnett Show series. I laugh until I cry at those.
Posted by: The Bull to the Steer

You saw it in the window and you just had to have it?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 21, 2016 11:56 PM (LdMbv)

376 16 She has toes?
Posted by: navel gazer at August 21, 2016 10:35 PM (jnPHA)

Yeah, but it used to belong to a camel.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2016 11:56 PM (+YMhA)

377 Don Q., thanks. It's just that, as I said above: women have *never* pursued me socially, ever.

Again, that doesn't make it hopeless. It's just frustrating beyond belief though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:56 PM (OKox0)

378 Re lost fast food - no love for Sandy's?

Posted by: Vertov at August 21, 2016 11:57 PM (LsU8h)

379 Well, then. The first thing I do when I take a newbie out into the woods is to find the poison oak, and tell the newbie what it is, what it does and how to identify it.
The same in nettle country, but that is less important since that lesson is driven home quickly with acid tipped hairs.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2016 11:57 PM (ry34m)

380 uh oh, Angry Joe's found a copy of No Man's Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTTPlqK8AnY

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2016 11:57 PM (6FqZa)

381 339 Let's walk down there and fuck them all.
Posted by: just the punchline at August 21, 2016 11:46 PM (qUNWi)


Colors, you're welcome.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2016 11:57 PM (TOa4G)

382 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767412832191283200

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767412999636344836

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767413233762332672

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767413353757151232

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2016 11:57 PM (GrXXa)

383 "Note to self: No moar weird romance stories for the ONT."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2016 11:48 PM (voOPb)

1. Live
2. Learn
3. Deal
4. Deal Harder than the next guy.

P.S.: Thanks for the ONT!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 11:57 PM (6gk0M)

384 I've NEVER been approached by a woman socially, *ever*. It just gnaws at me. Now is that a reason to give up and throw a never-ending pity party? No, it's just... arrgghh.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (OKox0)

Could be worse. You could be laying wood to a red van in the middle of the street. Ya know?

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2016 11:57 PM (+YMhA)

385 185 Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 21, 2016 11:09 PM (97XyN)

Burger Chef "lives" *sorta*....

Indiana Hardees will make you a Big Chef if you ask, and Hardee's borrowed a LOT of Burger Chef's methodology and recipes once they acquired them.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2016 11:58 PM (SzZnW)

386 That branch of the family actually is largely American Indian but....
-----------------
Shorter - Dot not feather
Update your styleguide, sir.

Posted by: Chi at August 21, 2016 11:58 PM (ld0zy)

387 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767413539086733314

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767413825784143872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767413970294730752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767414196719976448

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2016 11:58 PM (GrXXa)

388 Time for bed. Have a good night, Horde

Posted by: josephistan at August 21, 2016 11:59 PM (7qAYi)

389 tcn, LOL. ;-)

I'm not that desperate. Yet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:59 PM (OKox0)

390 Ah, Carol Burnett. It brings back found memories when I was kid watching it. Was it Friday nights? Or Saturday? CBS had a line up that was sort of appointment TV back in the day. You had MASH, All In the Family, MTM and Bob Newhart all airing in a block then.

Anyway, Tim Conway would always try to make Harvey Korman lose it and crack up.

During rehearsal, he would play it exactly to the script, for the "live" version -- well, it was the actual taping for later air, I think, he'd pull these ad-lib stunts.

None of them knew what to expect, and just let him do it, since that added to the magic.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 21, 2016 11:59 PM (DW+jj)

391 Other variants exist but they taste funny, take too
long to mature, are in insufficient supply, or just look too wierd to be
called bananas.

Posted by: Serious Bummer Botanist Science Frown at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (OkKDg)

Cavendish is about the dullest variety out there.
Here's a link with a hundred or so (mostly) edible bananas.http://www.going-bananas.com/bananaplantdescriptions.htm

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2016 11:59 PM (P/kVC)

392 It's sucks I hate Sundays now just like when I was in school knowing I had to go back to class on Monday. Now instead of school it's work. I have to deal with 100% takers on a daily basis. It's getting more than tiresome.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 21, 2016 11:59 PM (MNgU2)

393 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (OKox0)


Ah.... got ya....

Its about body language...

Open body language... with a nonchalant verbal chat... works for me...

(I also did a bit of studying on body language to try to figure out if THEY are interested at all... or just playing games... because there are very few people out there who can and do control their body language)

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 21, 2016 11:59 PM (qf6WZ)

394 Heh. Watching Carol Burnett clips. They're cracking up themselves in some of the skits.
Sometimes they got angry with each other though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY
(5 minutes)

Posted by: andycanuck at August 21, 2016 11:59 PM (LdMbv)

395 Even More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767414337216602113

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767414475813249024

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767414680231043072

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767414788897009664

Posted by: kbdabear at August 22, 2016 12:00 AM (GrXXa)

396 G'Night, josephistan.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 22, 2016 12:00 AM (6gk0M)

397 208 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 21, 2016 11:14 PM (R+30W)

The Guppy swallowed the whale.

Hardee's bought out several smaller chains as well.

Arthur Treacher's is *near* extinct as is Kenny Rogers' Chicken.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 22, 2016 12:00 AM (SzZnW)

398 They just ran the one where Tim Conway is a dentist, and ends up sticking himself with the novocaine needle a couple of times. Once in the forehead.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2016 11:54 PM (J3phO)

*****

I do wish I had been born a generation earlier and with comedic acting talent. Those people got paid gobs of money for having a great time and making others laugh. What job could be better than that?

Posted by: The Bull to the Steer at August 22, 2016 12:00 AM (YLidQ)

399 Don Q., hmmm... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:00 AM (OKox0)

400 Well that was interesting. Did a long overdue ammo inventory.
3rd highest total for ammo I have is in 7.62x25. Also, it's all surplus stuff. Haven't bought any in a few years, but I recall it was so cheap that when ordering other calibers I would throw in a box or two.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 22, 2016 12:01 AM (hVdx9)

401 That branch of the family actually is largely American Indian but....
-----------------
Shorter - Dot not feather
Update your styleguide, sir.
Posted by: Chi


They are feather with adopted dot. Didn't want to walk the Jesus road.

Update entered.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 22, 2016 12:01 AM (RGG3I)

402 On the Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway was notorious for his ability to make Harvey Korman (and, in fairness, everyone else in the cast) lose their focus by ad-libbing and improvising.

Almost any time he wanted to, he could derail a sketch and make everyone else start laughing. He may not have been the most sophisticated comedian, but that's a real gift.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:01 AM (OKox0)

403 235 Posted by: rickl at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (sdi6R)

Still exists in Northern Ohio, PA, and Lake Coastal NY

Posted by: sven10077 at August 22, 2016 12:02 AM (SzZnW)

404 So I guess we will be the last generation to understand the phrase "Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

Bummer.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2016 12:03 AM (0tfLf)

405 Sock off

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 22, 2016 12:03 AM (YLidQ)

406 Gotta go, ladies and gentlemen...

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 22, 2016 12:04 AM (6gk0M)

407 Tim Conway. I haven't seen McHale's Navy in decades. I wonder how well it holds up.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 22, 2016 12:04 AM (MNgU2)

408 So I guess we will be the last generation to
understand the phrase "Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just
happy to see me?"



Bummer.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2016 12:03 AM (0tfLf)


I was at work once heading for lunch break, and I had a fork tucked in my back pocket.

One of my co-workers asked if I had a fork in my pocket and I about fell over laughing

Posted by: Kindltot at August 22, 2016 12:04 AM (ry34m)

409 Kindltot, LOL.

"Is that a fork in your pocket??"

"STOP MAKING FUN OF MY DISABILITY!!!!1!"

:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:05 AM (OKox0)

410 Could be worse. You could be laying wood to a red van in the middle of the street. Ya know?

*beep* *beeeep*

(Dude, I'm not into humans!)

Posted by: The red van at August 22, 2016 12:05 AM (r9m+B)

411 My red van gets around even more than I do.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at August 22, 2016 12:06 AM (OKox0)

412 *clears throat*

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:07 AM (OKox0)

413 399 Don Q., hmmm... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:00 AM (OKox0)


Yup... body language... Open or closed posture... leaning in or leaning away... arms open or arms crossed... legs open or legs crossed...

and the best is when you figure out mirroring... ie if they are really interested they start to copy your body movements... like if you put an elbow on the table, and hold your chin, you find they do it as well a few seconds later...

Where they look... what they look at... how they react during an interruption (like when a waitress comes up)...

Once you understand our own body language, you can then control your own to give THEM the correct unconscious message....

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 22, 2016 12:08 AM (qf6WZ)

414 Gotta run. One thing before I go, qdpsteve. Try stuffing the rolled socks down the front of the pants next time. The back doesn't seem to be working for you.

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 22, 2016 12:09 AM (r9m+B)

415 Goodnight, Slap. Be well.

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:09 AM (ld0zy)

416 Call me.

Posted by: Toaster at August 22, 2016 12:09 AM (RGG3I)

417 362
Why can't they find an old peel from the more-delicious now-"extinct" Cavandish banana and clone them again?

Posted by: mindful webworker - where would comedy be w/o peels? at August 21, 2016 11:41 PM (5a8XA)



Yum! Says the fungus/bug that ate all the others. Expesive undertaking with no reason of success on commercial scale.



Other variants exist but they taste funny, take too long to mature,
are in insufficient supply, or just look too wierd to be called bananas.

Posted by: Serious Bummer Botanist Science Frown at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (OkKDg)


Note that the Cavendish hybrid took the top spot after a different fungus killed-off a previous favorite hybrid.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

418 Where they look... what they look at... how they react during an interruption (like when a waitress comes up)...

Once you understand our own body language, you can then control your own to give THEM the correct unconscious message....
Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 22, 2016 12:08 AM (qf6WZ)

******

That sounds too much like work, although I understand what you're sayin'. I just approach them as me, and let the chips fall.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 22, 2016 12:10 AM (YLidQ)

419 Blanco, that's what I've been missing!! :-) Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:10 AM (OKox0)

420 But the clock's ticking and I've just reached a
point where I've wondered if it's worth it to continue to deal with the
bullshit; maybe it isn't. Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2016 11:42 PM (OKox0)

Don't give up! Guy I'm dating is in his 40s, divorced, went through mega depression after the divorce. We were both in the right place in our lives to meet, picking ourselves up and actually looking forward to the future (politics and the state of the world aside.) We met and things just clicked. He's the first guy I've ever dated, ever, I'm 100% comfortable being me and calms my natural anxiousness. Until he met me he said he really had no hope that there was anyone out there for him again.

So, it can happen. But I do think being in the right headspace was essential for the timing of us meeting, for it to work.


Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2016 12:11 AM (LiMbk)

421 365
"Is it an American Indian thing? Or can anyone in Texas get cremated that way? I'm surprised it isn't an EPA problem. "





I don't think so. You can't even spread ashes without serious
permits. And I'd have to believe the EPA would have serious issue with
it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill



That branch of the family actually is largely American Indian but
the cremation was more following the India Indian religion they
followed. As far as permits, my Uncle got permission from the County and
a friend of his handled the rest. He was not embalmed and the EPA
didn't even know about it as far as I know. The ashes and leftovers were
buried the next day. It was of course on private property.

The French girl was hot but I was disgusted at her tackiness.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (RGG3I)


One soul gone from this world, looking to bring forth another?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 12:12 AM (EzgxV)

422 402 On the Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway was notorious for his ability to make Harvey Korman (and, in fairness, everyone else in the cast) lose their focus by ad-libbing and improvising. "

I miss the days when comedians did not feel the need to make political points.

BTW, I was leafing through Trader Joe's current Fearless Flyer and found this statement:

"We don't play politics at Trader Joe's. The only 'party line' we ascribe to: quality food and drink for great prices."

That's only common sense for a business, but it made me vow to shop more at TJ's.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 12:12 AM (P8951)

423 One of the funniest characters Tim Conway did was "The Old Man". He had wild Einstein hair, walked so slow it drove everybody crazy (little shuffle, barely moving), and senile and prone to doze off in the middle of anything he was doing, and was accident prone.

It would be Harvey Korman who was in need of help, and Conway would show up as the Old Man. Say Korman was sick. The Old Man would be the doctor.

The house was on fire. The Old Man would be a fireman. Etc, etc.

He would get to ad-libing and make Harvey lose it. He try to remain in character as being highly annoyed, and would have to cover his face or something. Sometime he (and others) couldn't make eye contact with Conway during those stunts, because just looking at him would crack them up.

One famous bit had Conway playing a Nazi torture master, and Lyle Waggoner was the American captive.

He used a littler Hitler puppet to interrogate him, and had the puppet use a little pencil to beat Waggoner. Conway started singing "I've been working on the railroad" at some point, which wasn't in the script, and poor Lyle just lost it.

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

424 Other variants exist but they taste funny, take too long to mature, are in insufficient supply, or just look too wierd to be called bananas.

Posted by: Serious Bummer Botanist Science Frown at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (OkKDg)


They have to be just the right color, and not too straight, and not too curly, or we won't let you sell them here.

Posted by: EU Technocrats who know better than you at August 22, 2016 12:13 AM (oqkO3)

425
I haven't seen McHale's Navy in decades. I wonder how well it holds up.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 22, 2016 12:04 AM


It's on AntennaTV every weekday morning

http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/mchales-navy/EP00002846?aid=antennatv

An acquired taste as with any sitcom from any era.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:13 AM (IqV8l)

426 Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2016 12:11 AM (LiMbk)

You just know when the time will be right...

My Lady now? We're both in our 50's... just met last year... but it turned out our DAD's worked in the same ATT Engineering Office for about 30 years....

Posted by: Don Q., stuck in Calif due to family at August 22, 2016 12:13 AM (qf6WZ)

427 "Did a long overdue ammo inventory.
3rd highest total for ammo I have is in 7.62x25. "




Shooting through......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:14 AM (9ym/8)

428 LizLem, thanks! :-) True, there's no such thing as too late to bloom. Thanks for the insight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:14 AM (OKox0)

429 *posts*

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-206-top.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 12:15 AM (NSeBd)

430 Tim Conway's outings on his own didn't work out as well.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:15 AM (IqV8l)

431 Donna, good to hear that about TJs. Just one more reason they're second only to Walmart in the biz.

I just wish TJs would sell some brands that weren't TJ's own brand.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (OKox0)

432 Well, that would certainly cause a bull market in cynicism.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 21, 2016 11:53 PM (wB8Tg)


Unless he sawed her in half to count the rings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (oqkO3)

433 Bertram, yup. Tim needs other cast members to play off of.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (OKox0)

434 I need the "Bachelor Chow" that Fry ate in Futurama.

The closest thing to it I've seen in real life is Hormel's canned corned beef hash.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (sdi6R)

435 Yep, that was thing about Tim Conway. He was no good on his own, as the lead.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (DW+jj)

436 One soul gone from this world, looking to bring forth another?
Posted by: cthulhu



I guess. That sounds nice and is what I wanted to think at the time. Or maybe she was turned on by death. I never asked my cousin about it.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (RGG3I)

437 Sgt. Bilko was pretty funny as I recall, but I haven't seen it in decades. The only reason I remember it was because a local station used to run reruns back in the '70's.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 12:17 AM (P8951)

438
I just wish TJs would sell some brands that weren't TJ's own brand.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM


Like a high end Aldi.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:18 AM (IqV8l)

439 Donna and Publius, yup.

The Carol Burnett Show was probably the last great show that offered not only variety, but also classic Vaudeville-style sketches.

Today everything is a takeoff (or ripoff) of Saturday Night Live, and I think TV is overall poorer for it, although thankfully there's still some actors/comedians who can pull it off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:18 AM (OKox0)

440
Sgt. Bilko was pretty funny as I recall, but I haven't seen it in decades.

It's on in one hour (1:30am EDST) on MeTV stations.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:19 AM (IqV8l)

441 " Tim Conway's outings on his own didn't work out as well. "



As noted above, his greatest moments were tripping up other comedians. Like back pressure on a motor.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:19 AM (9ym/8)

442 Bertram, yup.

Aldi is actually coming to SoCal btw, which cracks me up. Our supermarket, er, market space, is already ridonkulously overstuffed and there's already at least a few chains pining for the fjords, like Fresh & Easy just did recently.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:20 AM (OKox0)

443 >>> Or maybe she was turned on by death. I never asked my cousin about it. Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (RGG3I)

I don't blame you, that convo would be...awkward.

I think being in the presence of death makes some people have the urge to prove they are living, carpe diem things up. But there is such a thing as living life with class not crass. Yikes!

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2016 12:20 AM (LiMbk)

444 Tin Conway and the Siamese elephants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY

Posted by: Vertov at August 22, 2016 12:21 AM (LsU8h)

445 Hate is an overly strong word
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
----------------
Yes, it is. I apologize. You know better, though.
It was a joke, of course

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:22 AM (ld0zy)

446
I just wish TJs would sell some brands that weren't TJ's own brand.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (OKox0)

Well, I sort of think that's the whole point. Offer a limited selection, but make sure there are plenty of unique products that can't easily be found any place else. And their wine and cheese prices can't be beat. I won't buy fish there, though, it's all frozen and most of it seems to come from Vietnam.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 12:23 AM (P8951)

447
Hate is an overly strong word
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


My father would always chastise me when I used the word hate. He considered it almost a cuss word.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:24 AM (IqV8l)

448 Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:22 AM (ld

Sorry my snark didn't come thru.
I know you were giving me shit

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 22, 2016 12:25 AM (voOPb)

449 Donna, LOL. The very first time I visited a TJs, it seemed to me like there was frozen salmon *everywhere.*

But yeah, I'm sure at least a few of their own brands are either indistinguishable or better than the famous brands we all know and love. Otherwise they wouldn't be nationally successful, obviously. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:25 AM (OKox0)

450 I think being in the presence of death makes some people have the urge to prove they are living, carpe diem things up. But there is such a thing as living life with class not crass. Yikes!
Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2016 12:20 AM (LiMbk)

Yeah. If she wanted to get laid, there are more subtle ways of going about it than spreading her legs and showing her panties.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 12:27 AM (P8951)

451 Good night horde. It'll be Monday morning soon. Yuck!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 12:28 AM (P8951)

452 Good nite. Have a pleasant discourse.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 22, 2016 12:29 AM (RGG3I)

453 "Naked Man Floating Down Susquehanna River"

Susquehanna River!?!

Slowly I turned, step by step...*

*apologies if this joke has already been made here.


Posted by: Rihar at August 22, 2016 12:30 AM (+ao6J)

454 *pokes with stick*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:30 AM (9ym/8)

455 Contact them and say exactly what you said here. I guarantee you'll get some satisfaction. I always have, in the form of a voucher, gift certificate, etc.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 21, 2016 10:41 PM (6gk0M)


Two companies I contacted by mail ended up with me getting a free bottle of Wild Turkey 101 and a free bottle of Haig and Haig Pinch.

TickledPink, write the letter. It's always nice to be surprised (like I was).

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2016 12:31 AM (o+O5j)

456 Good evening, everyone.

re: Aldi stores: I went to an Aldi in a nearby town today, just because I wanted to go somewhere else for a bit, and hey, I needed to get groceries anyway...

I forgot you need a quarter to get a shopping cart. Guess who didn't have a quarter...




Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 12:31 AM (rJUlF)

457 Grocery chains already in SoCal:

Vons
Albertsons (just bought out by Vons)
Ralphs
Trader Joe's
Food 4 Less (part of Ralphs)
Winco
Whole Foods
Sprouts
Lazy Acres
Aldi
Gelsons
El Super
Gigante
Bristol Farms
Superior Grocers
Northgate Gonzalez
Jons
Grocery Outlet
Stater Bros

...now, there's a lot of people here. But this many chains is ridonkulous IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:31 AM (OKox0)

458 "Did a long overdue ammo inventory.
3rd highest total for ammo I have is in 7.62x25. "




Shooting through......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****
Nope. Have to feed the CZ-52 I picked up on a whim years ago. Interesting gun, but I have not shot it much. Trigger slap.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 22, 2016 12:32 AM (hVdx9)

459 And I even forgot Walmart.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:32 AM (OKox0)

460 And Target.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:32 AM (OKox0)

461 The article by Jabari Parker was really good. Inspiring, and he seems to be exactly the sort of man that cities need more of.

But he goes on about how Chicago needs to spend more money on schools, blah, blah, blah, same old tired shit.

Chicago does not need to spend more money on schools. Their per pupil spending is among the highest in the country. However, most of that money gets sucked up by bloated bureaucracy, useless administration, ridiculous pensions and a teachers union that serves as a warehouse for the incompetent and a slush fund for local Democrats. You could double, even triple or quadruple the funding for Chicago schools and nothing would change. NOTHING. Schools would still close, education standards would still be lowered and the bloated parasites would still suck the lifeblood of opportunity from the children of the city, at least until the gangs spill their actual blood into the streets.

I really don't get why this is so hard for people to realize. Parker is a bright guy, he went to Duke. How many more precious young lives are going to be wasted doing the same thing over and over again, when it's been proven not to work?

It's frustrating in the extreme. Such a waste, such a goddamn criminal waste.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 22, 2016 12:33 AM (N8hFs)

462
TJs has gourmet versions of candy favorites such as peanut butter cups and almond joys. They're so good it almost seems wrong to pass them by, but life is fraught with moral dilemmas.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 12:34 AM (5o5ek)

463 And Smart & Final.
And Costco.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:34 AM (OKox0)

464 Chicken nuggets sign reminds me of John Cleese' show "Fawlty Towers" where the sign outront for the hotel was changed for each episode; It always made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 12:34 AM (6HqlZ)

465 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:18 AM (IqV8l)

I've been told that their owned by the same parent company. Most of the Aldi brand stuff is pretty good, but I won't get their pop again. Wrong side of the cost/quality curve on that one.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 12:35 AM (GDulk)

466 Yeah. If she wanted to get laid, there are more subtle ways of going about it than spreading her legs and showing her panties.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 12:27 AM (P8951)


On the other hand, given the difficulty some Morons here have expressed with making contact with the opposite sex, that sort of frankness is kind of welcome. But a funeral is not really the right venue for that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 12:35 AM (oqkO3)

467 cthulhu #417: ...Note that the Cavendish hybrid took the top spot after a different fungus killed-off a previous favorite hybrid.

Okay, it was the previous favorite hybrid I meant they should clone, not the Cavendish. And by cloned of course I meant genetically modified to not succumb to the same fungus.

Banana who?
Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana

Posted by: mindful webworker - listen to what I mean not what I say at August 22, 2016 12:36 AM (5a8XA)

468 Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2016 12:31 AM
-----------------
Nice to see you around earlier than usual. Hope you're well.
Did you get your nic from the movie "Pink Cadillac " by chance?

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:36 AM (ld0zy)

469 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 12:31 AM (rJUlF)

I keep a quarter in the cup holder of every vehicle for precisely that reason.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 12:36 AM (GDulk)

470 414 Gotta run. One thing before I go, qdpsteve. Try stuffing the rolled socks down the front of the pants next time. The back doesn't seem to be working for you.

G'night everyone.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 22, 2016 12:09 AM (r9m+B)


Try this instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwly6Qa5oo

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 22, 2016 12:37 AM (kTZOh)

471 236
http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/155654/

This happened
actual walking distance from my home, albeit on the freeway. There is a
half-mile skid mark from where the motorcycle was being pushed sideways
by the loon in the truck.


Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:19 PM (IdCqF)


I was drilling down on this and noticed that my old school-chum Leon Worden is no longer at The Signal.....but seems to be doing well.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

472 Whenever I refresh the page and see the photo at the top I'm reminded of the endless cat graphic that Maetenloch posted once.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (sdi6R)

473
It's frustrating in the extreme. Such a waste, such a goddamn criminal waste.
Posted by: Weirddave at August 22, 2016 12:33 AM (N8hFs)
------------------

the article frustrated me, too. I realize the guy wants to save his community, but he needs to think beyond tribe and race. He needs principles, not just ideas.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (5o5ek)

474 "I forgot you need a quarter to get a shopping cart. Guess who didn't have a quarter..."



You have to pay to get a cart at Aldi......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (9ym/8)

475 306 Hillary has a long mustache.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 21, 2016 11:37 PM (IqV8l)

*****

The walker is against the wall.

Posted by: Monotonous Languor at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (NqQAS)

476 I've been told that their owned by the same parent
company. Most of the Aldi brand stuff is pretty good, but I won't get
their pop again. Wrong side of the cost/quality curve on that one.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 12:35 AM (GDulk)
Seconded. The first time we shopped at Aldi, we got some of the cola. CW Jr. took one sip and told me "Pour the rest down the drain. That stuff is hideous."And yeah, I should start keeping a quarter in the car if I start shopping there more often.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (rJUlF)

477 Ashley Judd, LOL.

I also remember the classic 1980s SNL James Belushi sketch with where he exits the restroom and his pants are stuffed with an entire gross of toilet paper.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:39 AM (OKox0)

478 443
>>> Or maybe she was turned on by death. I never asked my
cousin about it. Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 22, 2016
12:16 AM (RGG3I)

I don't blame you, that convo would be...awkward.

I
think being in the presence of death makes some people have the urge to
prove they are living, carpe diem things up. But there is such a thing
as living life with class not crass. Yikes!


Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2016 12:20 AM (LiMbk)

I suspect that Jewells45 might have some recent insight....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 12:39 AM (EzgxV)

479 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (9ym/

It goes in a coin slot and is returned when you return the cart. Keeps prices down since hobos/etc. can't just walk off with them.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 12:39 AM (GDulk)

480 TKAW -

The cz52 is a fine device for burning cordite and throwing metal slugs.

Mine, I love for rapid-fire drill. Heavy enough to sit rock-steady in my mit.

Trigger slap. Means your grip isn't strong enough, amd that you're treating it like a precision shooting device. It ain't. Try using your middle finger on the trigger.

No, really. It works for me.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 12:39 AM (k0ZNj)

481 Sheesh.

I know I'm in a bad mood when even the compliance picks don't cheer me up.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 12:42 AM (rJUlF)

482 I suspect that Jewells45 might have some recent insight....
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------------
Heh.
You were lurking earlier.

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:42 AM (ld0zy)

483 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (rJUlF)

Their coffee has been iffy lately too. But their milk is the cheapest in town, and we go through 4 gallons a week, their produce is good quality, and the other stuff is reasonably priced. Irealize that if I wanted expanded options I'll need to go somewhere else and pay more, and for certain items I do exactly that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 12:43 AM (GDulk)

484 So the 'rons having some trouble with the ladies:

I recommend Leykis 101, Kezia Noble, Mystery method, Heartiste. There are plenty of resources out there. You have to start with making them attracted, and nice guy is 180 degrees from what works. Unfortunately most of us have to deprogram ourselves from nice guy chivalry. You don't have to turn into a sociopath, but you do have to unapologetically go for what you want.

It's all about frame control, dominance, and amused mastery. In other words confidence and boldness. Also YT 30 days of Attraction for knowing who to approach and save loads of time and rejection.

As an aspie I can attest that this crap works. Wish I had it at 14.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 12:43 AM (B43l2)

485 You have to pay to get a cart at Aldi......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (9ym/


I was at a Wal-Mart in Calgary last week. You now have to put a Loonie in the slot on the handle to release the cart from the one ahead of it the stack. The one I picked was stuck because one of the earlier carts in the stack hadn't folded properly. Muhammad helped me untangle them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 12:44 AM (oqkO3)

486 Esch, thanks.

I have heard good things about Leykis 101. As I recall, his big thing is to make sure you never get too attached.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:45 AM (OKox0)

487 "It goes in a coin slot and is returned when you return the cart. Keeps prices down since hobos/etc. can't just walk off with them."


I don't understand their model. The number one rule of retail is to make everything easy. You go to Wal-Mart and there are carts strewn about the parking lot. People are lazy. Get their shit and get out. But, you have a person on every shift who is going out and collecting those carts.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:46 AM (9ym/8)

488 Maybe pick up lines only work with certain types of people because when I was younger and cuter and on the dating scene I would not have wanted to date someone who tried a pick line. It would have intimidated me. The only way I went out on dates was because I knew someone over time; I either worked with them or was in shows with them or got to know them through church.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 12:46 AM (6HqlZ)

489 446


I just wish TJs would sell some brands that weren't TJ's own brand.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:16 AM (OKox0)



Well, I sort of think that's the whole point. Offer a limited
selection, but make sure there are plenty of unique products that can't
easily be found any place else. And their wine and cheese prices can't
be beat. I won't buy fish there, though, it's all frozen and most of it
seems to come from Vietnam.

Posted by: DonnaV. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 12:23 AM (P8951)


Over the years, I've gotten some really good wines there on the way cheap....and, also, quite a bit of overpriced plonk (yes, I'm looking at you, Charles Shaw). About 20 years ago, there was an R.H. Philips "Night Harvest Cuvee" that was outstanding -- easily worth $25 a bottle, while priced 85% less, and I remember starting to think about grabbing a bunch of it.....until they rolled the vintage year and it turned to shit.

Currently, they've got a 2014 Grifone Sangiovese (out of Puglia) that is highly drinkable and dirt cheap, and I just know they'll roll to a 2015 sometime without changing the label, except in the fine print.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 12:46 AM (EzgxV)

490
I know I'm in a bad mood when even the compliance picks don't cheer me up.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread
-------------------
what'll fix that?
Prayers? Bourbon? Corny jokes?

A three legged dog walks into a bar. He says "I'm looking for the man who shot my paw."

*I use that at last twice per week on Maya, the three legged yorkie next door. She loves that joke

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:47 AM (ld0zy)

491 TKAW -

The cz52 is a fine device for burning cordite and throwing metal slugs.

Mine, I love for rapid-fire drill. Heavy enough to sit rock-steady in my mit.

Trigger slap. Means your grip isn't strong enough, amd that you're treating it like a precision shooting device. It ain't. Try using your middle finger on the trigger.

No, really. It works for me.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****
I do grip it rather firmly and I was using the first joint of my trigger finger, but I may try the giving it the middle finger. Thanks.
I have seen others complain of trigger slap too. For many replacing the firing pin with a Harrington Products firing pin fixed the problem.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 22, 2016 12:47 AM (hVdx9)

492
You have to pay to get a cart at Aldi......?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM


You get the quarter back when you put the cart in the cart place. At least I think so. I never use a shopping cart.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:48 AM (IqV8l)

493 457
Grocery chains already in SoCal:



Vons

Albertsons (just bought out by Vons)

Ralphs

Trader Joe's

Food 4 Less (part of Ralphs)

Winco

Whole Foods

Sprouts

Lazy Acres

Aldi

Gelsons

El Super

Gigante

Bristol Farms

Superior Grocers

Northgate Gonzalez

Jons

Grocery Outlet

Stater Bros



...now, there's a lot of people here. But this many chains is ridonkulous IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:31 AM (OKox0)

No Lucky's, Kroger's, or Safeway?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 12:49 AM (EzgxV)

494 "I was at a Wal-Mart in Calgary last week. You now have to put a Loonie in the slot on the handle to release the cart from the one ahead of it the stack. "




I don't understand that and have never seen at a Wal-Mart. Like shooting yourself in your own ball-sack.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:49 AM (9ym/8)

495 Confidence and no fear of rejection. Fellow Vet's Club Friend of mine. Kinda short average looking guy. After a few beers he would go around the bar asking gals if they'd like to fuck (in so few words). He's get his face slapped, drinks tossed at him, but by about the tenth gal they'd be headed to his car in the parking lot. He got more ass than a public toilet seat. He was in charge of a VD control team while in the AF stationed in Thailand. What a character. Damn I loved college.

Posted by: CMU VET at August 22, 2016 12:49 AM (C+wjz)

496 Nice guys finish last.

Posted by: Leo Durocher at August 22, 2016 12:50 AM (sdi6R)

497 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:46 AM (9ym/

And Walmart is constantly having to pay to replace damaged or stolen carts as well as having potential liability issues. Aldi's plan is to keep their costs as low as possible (they only started accepting credit cards this year) while paying their employees well and providing good-to-high quality foods and, fairly low quality, nonfood items.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 12:50 AM (GDulk)

498 TKAW -

Other thing - go ahead and replace the firing pin first chance you get. It happens - rarely, but it happens - that the pin will break.

I own two of the things, and have learned they're the bees' knees. And that Tok round....just wondrous.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 12:50 AM (k0ZNj)

499 Captain Whitebread: I know I'm in a bad mood when even the compliance picks don't cheer me up.

Might not be you, Cap'n. I checked them out tonight... just to make sure they were compliant, of course... and I gotta say, usually they're 90% to 95%, but something about tonight's was only in the 60% range.* Maybe kbdabear was unloading some of the off-quality stuff... or maybe it was that they were posted so late... ?!?

(*As measured by times clicking "save image as...")

Posted by: mindful webworker - just for the articles at August 22, 2016 12:51 AM (5a8XA)

500 You kinda strung that one out, Chuly....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:51 AM (9ym/8)

501 what'll fix that?

Prayers? Bourbon? Corny jokes?

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:47 AM (ld0zy)


Prayers might help. I'm dealing with more stupid health issues. Can't see a doctor until Sept. 22nd.

I wish I had bourbon, but liquor stores are closed on Sunday in this state.

The joke did make me grin a little.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 12:52 AM (rJUlF)

502 My grocery store put some kind of lock on one wheel of their carts years ago. So you can't easily steal them. They have a buried wire on the perimeter of the parking lot.
I thought all stores did this now?

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:52 AM (ld0zy)

503 141 Went to a cousin's funeral. Traditional cremation on an enormous pyre. We kept moving around because the damn wind kept changing and the smoke would get right in your face. French girl sits down in front of the cooking cousin's brother and asks if he is busy. He says no and she, I swear this is true, hikes her skirt slightly, spreads her legs and shows her panties. Cousin is hooked and I get up to leave thoroughly disgusted.
Cousin left with her.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 21, 2016 11:00 PM (RGG3I)


Unbelievable.

The sadly out-of-date, but appropriate phrase you want to use here is "brazen hussy."

Number two son told me that a woman in the plant where they both work just flat out told him that she would like him to sleep with her.

He said no.

Thank God, maybe we raised him right after all. When I was his age, I wouldn't have been able to say no to a proposition like that. Yes, I was that stupid. And very much governed by the, uh "little head."

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 12:52 AM (ZwjQ/)

504 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 12:48 AM (IqV8l)

Yes, you get the quarter back. Many times, if I see a person taking a cart back when I'm on my way into the store, I'll just give them my quarter and they give me the cart.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 12:53 AM (GDulk)

505 cthulhu, as I understand it:

Kroger's *is* Ralphs.

Luckys still has *one* location left.

And Safeway *is* Vons.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:54 AM (OKox0)

506 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:45 AM (OKox0)

Of course.

I'm teaching a teenage aspie boy now to save him all the awkward agony I was put through by bad teachings from bitter 70s hippie feminists that all chased off their men. But the principles work at any age.

The big thing is to avoid one-itis. Women just love a man with options. Which is why a wedding ring is a chick magnet, LOL.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 12:54 AM (B43l2)

507 Heh....remember when I realized my mother used to carry a little .32 acp in hwr purse.

A mousegun, I said.

If I have to use it, she said, I'll jam it in his eye and empty the damned thing.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 12:55 AM (k0ZNj)

508 473


It's frustrating in the extreme. Such a waste, such a goddamn criminal waste.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 22, 2016 12:33 AM (N8hFs)

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



the article frustrated me, too. I realize the guy wants to save his
community, but he needs to think beyond tribe and race. He needs
principles, not just ideas.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 12:38 AM (5o5ek)

He needs more than that -- he needs to shuck aside the Progressive truisms and show true leadership. Leave the Dem plantation. He sneers at people who told him he should learn a trade. He'd rather incomplete at Duke.... He whinges about criminals with guns....how 'bout going door-to-door and offering gun training, guns, and ammo to every law-abiding home OWNER on the street. Want to know the least favorite street of a gangbanger? Try that and see if it quiets things down.

I admire his civic pride, his sense of responsibility, that he's concerned about community -- but he is still bedazzled by liberal tropes that just make things worse.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

509 Posted by: CMU VET at August 22, 2016 12:49 AM (C+wjz)

Gotta say this might work for her certain types of men (in that they say "You go guy") Not being a certain type of guy I find it rather repellent to think of someone having a life in which they had more a** than a toilet seat and with people they had never met before. Who's the basketball player who slept with thousands of women? Uggggh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 12:57 AM (6HqlZ)

510 Esch, oh yeah. The big BS I got was "be friends first."

I've found if you're 'friends' with a woman and announce you want to take it to the next level? Woman will completely cut you out of their life. No ifs, and, buts, explanations, anything. You're rejected and she will NEVER TALK TO YOU OR SEE YOU AGAIN.

I finally found a psychotherapist (a woman, no less) who admitted this much to me a few years ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:57 AM (OKox0)

511 The worst part though is trying to approach women who are in a group. How do you pull that off?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 12:58 AM (uAvJJ)

512 TKAW -

Other thing - go ahead and replace the firing pin first chance you get. It happens - rarely, but it happens - that the pin will break.

I own two of the things, and have learned they're the bees' knees. And that Tok round....just wondrous.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Actually I already have...after breaking the original. I heard the broken firing pin tip hit the wall 2 feet away. Oops. Have an aftermarket firing pin in now, but will upgrade to the HP one to see what that does.
Thanks again.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 22, 2016 12:59 AM (hVdx9)

513 I don't understand that and have never seen at a Wal-Mart. Like shooting yourself in your own ball-sack.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:49 AM (9ym/


It's been commonplace around here for a long time, leastwise in the cities. Supposed to keep the hobos and bag ladies from stealing the carts. You get your coin back when you return the cart to the stack.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 12:59 AM (oqkO3)

514
What bullshit. Do you think Dick Cheney and Ronald Reagan used Chateau Heartiste shit on Lynne and Nancy? I hate it when the morons start shivving women late at night. See you all on the flip side.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 12:59 AM (5o5ek)

515 Hmph. Reading the posts about relationships make me glad I just gave up on it all.

I'm the "nice guy". That's my personality, that's who I am. And I've come to grips with the fact that means I'll just be alone for the rest of my life. Seeing how my faith in humanity seems to be on a slow decline to zero, that's probably for the best.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:01 AM (rJUlF)

516 I have a 16 year old Aspie son. He has never been on a date. He has a hard time talking to anyone. I cannot imagine him going up to a girl and coming across as they super confident guy who's a chiick magnet and quite frankly I don't want him screwing around at 16.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:03 AM (6HqlZ)

517 In other words confidence and boldness.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 12:43 AM (B43l2)

There's them two words again that leave me scratching my head. I never know where to start.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:03 AM (Idu2i)

518 Captain Whitebread, I understand completely. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 01:03 AM (OKox0)

519 482
I suspect that Jewells45 might have some recent insight....

Posted by: cthulhu

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

Heh.

You were lurking earlier.

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:42 AM (ld0zy)


I suspect her husband may be tremendously relieved it still works -- being that he was under hospital care for a time and word goes 'round the wards that permanent failure in that regard is a common outcome from a stroke. He probably wouldn't state that directly, but it may well have been on his mind.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

520 The worst part though is trying to approach women who are in a group. How do you pull that off?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 12:58 AM (uAvJJ)


Put on a Stetson, announce that you are a cowboy, and you are here to cut a plump heifer out of the herd.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:04 AM (oqkO3)

521 ...now, there's a lot of people here. But this many chains is ridonkulous IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:31 AM (OKox0)

++++

Competition is a wonderful thing. The more the better.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 22, 2016 01:04 AM (R+30W)

522 Jabari Parker wants in on the scam. He wants to do what Obama and Ayers did with the Annenberg Challenge.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 01:05 AM (6FqZa)

523 But he goes on about how Chicago needs to spend more money on schools, blah, blah, blah, same old tired shit.

I've never known a teacher who, when asked what schools need most, hasn't responded with some variant of "more money".

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:06 AM (ZwjQ/)

524 True confessions.

So there was the terrible summer Milady left me. Only for a while she said, but then she got a job and extended her stay and I wasn't all that sure she'd come back...

...and there was this new disco in town that I went to check out even though I was not into disco a-toll. Heavy smoke, polyester, loud music, mirrored ball... crowded...

After checking the place out, I noticed a woman at the bar. (One of the bars.) Very nice-looking, my age, not a disco type, and seemingly alone.

This was before liquor-by-the-drink and you had to bring your own bottle the first time and join the club, else you were stuck with beer.

I can't remember exactly what I used for an opening hello, something innocuous, but she smiled and I asked what she was drinking - and when she said tequila, I right away asked her to "buy" me one.

We left the disco and just hung out that night - she was smart, charming, beautiful, and apparently liked me. Then we became... close friends, by the second date. My one and only successful meet like that.

Then she moved away. It was a close thing; I almost moved away with her, but...

It would never have worked. We were both Leos. (heh) My Destiny lay elsewhere. But, memorable several weeks.

After that, I flew up to retrieve Milady and re-start our lives and have our kids and grow old together.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just for the articles at August 22, 2016 01:06 AM (5a8XA)

525 515 Hmph. Reading the posts about relationships make me glad I just gave up on it all.

I'm the "nice guy". That's my personality, that's who I am. And I've come to grips with the fact that means I'll just be alone for the rest of my life. Seeing how my faith in humanity seems to be on a slow decline to zero, that's probably for the best.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:01 AM (rJUlF)


Exactly. Word for word.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 01:06 AM (sdi6R)

526 522 Jabari Parker wants in on the scam. He wants to do what Obama and Ayers did with the Annenberg Challenge.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 01:05 AM (6FqZa)


Oh, you mean, spend a shitload of other people's money on progressive pet causes that don't do squat for actual education?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:07 AM (ZwjQ/)

527 Ace might do well to start a dating site. I don't know about looks, but there seem to be any number of single men and women here who if nothing else share a political point of view-and a number of them share a religious viewpoint, which are not at all bad things to have in common.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:08 AM (6HqlZ)

528 487 "It goes in a coin slot and is returned when you return the cart. Keeps prices down since hobos/etc. can't just walk off with them."


I don't understand their model. The number one rule of retail is to make everything easy. You go to Wal-Mart and there are carts strewn about the parking lot. People are lazy. Get their shit and get out. But, you have a person on every shift who is going out and collecting those carts.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 12:46 AM (9ym/


And Aldis doesn't have to pay a person to do that. And at least for the ones around here they don't have shopping bags either. Never have as far as I know. Typically they have the packaging their products came in that you can use to keep all your purchases together when you leave.

Posted by: buzzion at August 22, 2016 01:08 AM (bMG0w)

529 he worst part though is trying to approach women who are in a group. How do you pull that off?
Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 12:58 AM (uAvJJ)

That's a hard one. I'll do a drive by lighthearted comment to not the most attractive one to open the group. As long as you're amusing yourself you give them the option to bite or not, no big deal. If you directly approach the hottest the others will play defense. If they bitebthey'll bring you into the convo. They WANT to interact with a confident man.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:08 AM (B43l2)

530 Prayers? Of course. Done and done.
Bourbon? Next one is for you. (What St? At last, we finally got Ltd hrs in Va)


Two atoms are walking down the street, when the first atom turns and says "Hey! You just stole an electron from me!"

"Are you sure?" asks the second atom.

"Yes, I'm positive!"

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 01:08 AM (ld0zy)

531 502
My grocery store put some kind of lock on one wheel of their carts years
ago. So you can't easily steal them. They have a buried wire on the
perimeter of the parking lot.

I thought all stores did this now?

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:52 AM (ld0zy)


Not every store does this, and in some stores you have hilarious situations where bums have tried to steal them by going off-road through the landscaping.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

532 Girls in a group?

You ask to join their table, and talk to the quiet one. Easy as that

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:10 AM (k0ZNj)

533 I'll do a drive by lighthearted comment to not the most attractive one to open the group.

Isn't that big of you to throw crumb to her?. Sorry if i sound so cynical. I should probably get off the boys talk dating thread

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:11 AM (6HqlZ)

534
I've never known a teacher who, when asked what schools need most, hasn't responded with some variant of "more money".


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:06 AM (ZwjQ/)



Of course what they actually mean is "more money for me."

Posted by: buzzion at August 22, 2016 01:11 AM (bMG0w)

535 My current dour outlook aside...I have several good, platonic relationships with women who are great people. I also realize the reason I'm not in a relationship may rest solely with me. I can accept that. I'm just not willing to change who I am just to please someone else. I tried that once. It failed miserably.

I'm also not a man who is trying to see how many notches he can put on the bedpost.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:11 AM (rJUlF)

536 I'm the "nice guy". That's my personality, that's who I am. And I've come to grips with the fact that means I'll just be alone for the rest of my life. Seeing how my faith in humanity seems to be on a slow decline to zero, that's probably for the best.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:01 AM (rJUlF)


You probably will appreciate (or, perhaps not) the humor in the cartoon I saw a few years ago: a woman is talking with some guy and she tells him "You know, I would like to get married to a guy just like you."

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:12 AM (ZwjQ/)

537 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:10 AM (k0ZNj)

That was a pleasanter way to put it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:12 AM (6HqlZ)

538 Ever since the 19th, men are hosed.
Women have 51-52% of the vote and 100% of the woo woo.

Posted by: navybrat at August 22, 2016 01:12 AM (w7KSn)

539 I'm also not a man who is trying to see how many notches he can put on the bedpost.

Praise the Lord. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:12 AM (6HqlZ)

540 Chi,

I raise my chilled bottle of Diet Mountain Dew to you.

I'm in Oklahoma. Liquor stores aren't open here on Sundays. I could buy beer at Walmart, but I don't like beer.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:13 AM (rJUlF)

541 You probably will appreciate (or, perhaps not) the
humor in the cartoon I saw a few years ago: a woman is talking with some
guy and she tells him "You know, I would like to get married to a guy
just like you."


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:12 AM (ZwjQ/)

Heh. Yes, I do appreciate that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:14 AM (rJUlF)

542 I mentioned this in the Book Thread, on Crunchy Roll is a series called Folktales from Japan. Each episode has three stories in it. The latest episode is #228 and the stories are - The Box of Jealousy/The Mirror and the Bell/The Cat's Teacup.

Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:14 AM (NSeBd)

543 What did the monkey say when he got his tail caught in the revolving door?





It won't be long now...

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 01:14 AM (ld0zy)

544 As a 'nice guy', here's what worked for me. Let go of your expectations and just have a good time. With anyone you come across. Give that a little time and you'll soon find yourself surrounded by women. Yes a bit of booze helps.

I was quite shocked the first time it happened. Women love the man other men respect. Befriend and have fun with the bartender.

You can do it too. Being the center of attention isn't that hard once you do it a few times.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:16 AM (B43l2)

545 You ask to join their table, and talk to the quiet one. Easy as that

Don't you need some pretext?

Why would they say yes to letting you sit at their table?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:16 AM (uAvJJ)

546 If men are yearning for the days when women didn't have the vote, I hate to break it to you guys, but it ain't happening.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:17 AM (6HqlZ)

547 I could buy beer at Walmart, but I don't like beer.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:13 AM (rJUlF)



You ain't the only one. Ever tried cider? Most WalMarts, at least in my part of Texas, carry multiple varieties now.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 01:17 AM (J+mig)

548 Praise the Lord. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:12 AM (6HqlZ)

Thank you, Fenelon. I'm not here to criticize anyone else's lifestyle. It's none of my business. But I prefer to get to know a woman very well before I even consider taking things that far. I'll confess, I can count the number of times "that far" has occurred on one hand with several fingers left over. If that makes me less of a man in the eyes of some, so be it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:17 AM (rJUlF)

549 FenelonSpoke -

It's the difference between following a system and acting like a sociable human being. (As for the quiet one - those I dig special; always interesting. )

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:18 AM (k0ZNj)

550 You know what I would find sexy in a guy at this point? Being employed and not on disability. Everything was much easier when I was 18, hot(ish), and neither John nor I were interested in playing the field. I'm too chicken to take a guy with known health isssues, since I don't want to bury another husband any time soon, and since my target demographic is mid-to-late 40s that's a little problematic.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:18 AM (GDulk)

551 If that makes me less of a man in the eyes of some, so be it.

That's their problem.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:18 AM (6HqlZ)

552 505
cthulhu, as I understand it:



Kroger's *is* Ralphs.



Luckys still has *one* location left.



And Safeway *is* Vons.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 12:54 AM (OKox0)


Up here Lucky's *is* Grocery Outlet, but it used to be Albertsons. The underlying issue is that supermarkets build up value in the name they have in a particular neighborhood -- but they're traded like baseball cards among the big players in the grocery business -- and whenever there's a merger or just a trade of properties, the unions and the anti-trust guys can throw in a scramble.


It gets seriously weird when you punch in your phone number for special deals. When in Santa Barbara, our Safeway card shows valid in Von's, for instance. We also get deals in Food Lion when we're in North Carolina, despite having a phone number whose area code clearly indicates that we don't live in any state that has a Food Lion.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

553 That was a pleasanter way to put it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:12 AM (6HqlZ)


Esch and Palpatine are describing the same group dynamic. The guy on the hustle picks out the less-attractive woman (or quietest, which often amounts to lack of confidence) out of the "herd", and the others immediately become insanely jealous. "Why did he pick her? I've got a much better rack." If the quiet/plain gal is too reticent to come on to the guy, it's quite likely one of the hotties will.


Of course, this strategy for the guys is fraught with danger if the "plain" gal looks like the pants-less schoolmarm at the top of the thread.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:20 AM (oqkO3)

554 I was on eharmony for a little while a few years ago. I met a woman who seemed like a pretty good match.

We e-mailed back and forth for a while, and I mentioned moving back into my parents' house. She abruptly cut off contact, and that was the end of that.

I guess I can't blame her. I failed to say that my parents died and left me the house, and I owned it free and clear. Oh well.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 01:20 AM (sdi6R)

555 As a 'nice guy', here's what worked for me. Let go
of your expectations and just have a good time. With anyone you come
across. Give that a little time and you'll soon find yourself surrounded
by women. Yes a bit of booze helps.



I was quite shocked the first time it happened. Women love the man other men respect. Befriend and have fun with the bartender.



You can do it too. Being the center of attention isn't that hard once you do it a few times.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:16 AM (B43l2)

Well, I have tried some of that, and it works, to an extent. I DJ at a karaoke bar, I'm friends with the bartender, and I've made friendships there that have lasted beyond the bar. And I've been the center of attention often when I sing, because I am good at it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:20 AM (rJUlF)

556 Capt,
Have you tried the "hard" soft drinks that are available now?
Everything from iced tea, ginger ale, root beer, orange soda, black cherry soda to, welll, um,
That's what I've tried, and they're all good.

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 01:20 AM (ld0zy)

557 509
Posted by: CMU VET at August 22, 2016 12:49 AM (C+wjz)



Gotta say this might work for her certain types of men (in that
they say "You go guy") Not being a certain type of guy I find it rather
repellent to think of someone having a life in which they had more a**
than a toilet seat and with people they had never met before. Who's the
basketball player who slept with thousands of women? Uggggh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 12:57 AM (6HqlZ)


That would be Wilt Chamberlain.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

558 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:03 AM (6HqlZ)

I fully empathize FS. But in this day and age with the way so many girls are, boys especially aspie boys need all the help they can get or they'll be eaten alive. Sooner or later it'll happen

I'm not trying to turn mine into a player, I'm trying to give him a fighting chance.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:21 AM (B43l2)

559 You know what I would find sexy in a guy at this
point? Being employed and not on disability. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:18 AM (GDulk)


a-HEM.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:21 AM (rJUlF)

560 CJ -

You ask. That's all. There's no reason for them to say either way that you can know. But you'll never join their table without at least asking.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:22 AM (k0ZNj)

561 I don't want to talk to some woman just to try to elicit some jealous reaction from others. That doesn't seem right. I want to talk to a woman because she genuinely seems interesting in some way.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:22 AM (uAvJJ)

562 Now that the Olympics are over I should open a restaurant and sell chicken poopers.

I'll call it... Poopeye.

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 22, 2016 01:22 AM (H9MG5)

563 You ask. That's all. There's no reason for them to say either way that
you can know. But you'll never join their table without at least asking.


What, so I just go table-to-table, asking to join all of them?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (uAvJJ)

564 Chi,

I tried the hard lemonade and Redd's apple ale. I like those. Tried a hard root beer and choked on it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (rJUlF)

565 And Aldis doesn't have to pay a person to do that. And at least for the ones around here they don't have shopping bags either. Never have as far as I know. Typically they have the packaging their products came in that you can use to keep all your purchases together when you leave.

Posted by: buzzion at August 22, 2016 01:08 AM (bMG0w)

The Aldis up around Detroit had paper shopping bags you could buy, but most people would bring in cardboard boxes (me included).

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (Idu2i)

566 Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

Unless i had been groupie-which is what I assume Wilt Chamberlain e wanted and what he got (After all he never married and i don't know if he had a long time partner) I wouldn't have touched him with a 12 foot pole and his pole would have come nowhere near me. Seriously, the whole concept just skeeves me out.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (6HqlZ)

567 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (rJUlF)

It seems like drinks like that would be awful for a diabetic. The amount of sugar must be huge.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (GDulk)

568 Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know that Benny showed up on the doorstep at about 11 AM this morning, hungry but quite happy. The main reason I was so scared was that because of our extended drought, coyotes have made their way down from the mountains in search of water and have become a fairly common sight in our neighborhood. Moreover, Benny is quite used to our three large dogs, and knows nothing of coyotes, so I was afraid he might not realize the danger.

Thank you all for your kindness and helpful suggestions. Creeper, we do have two other cats, girls both, and we are getting Benny another boy cat to pal around with next weekend. Most of the Maine coon breeders have moved out of California virtually en masse the past few years, and it took a long time to find a large male kitten. This one is a polydactyl butterscotch tabby with seven toes on each front foot. That should be interesting.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (0MKRD)

569 516
I have a 16 year old Aspie son. He has never been on a date. He has a
hard time talking to anyone. I cannot imagine him going up to a girl and
coming across as they super confident guy who's a chiick magnet and
quite frankly I don't want him screwing around at 16.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:03 AM (6HqlZ)


Our #1 godson has certain Aspie tendencies, and was chatting-up 20+-year-old cashiers at pizza restaurants when he was 8. He really sold the "I have a hard time communicating, but I sure want to talk to you" vibe -- and, believe it or not, he got a whole lot more toleration and a whole lot less blowoff than I expected.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (EzgxV)

570 I'm the nicest of nice guys, both here and in real life. Chivalrous to a fault, at that.

Never had a problem in the attraction arena.

But you know that Heinlein list of skills that a man must master?

About the only one of them I haven't done, is to deliver a baby.

The more you do, the more you accomplish, the more you master, the stronger your chi*, and the greater your magnetism.

*not you, chi. not you.

Get OUTSIDE of yourself, and DO THINGS.

Don't just take one rappelling course, scream like a girl, and say "I've rappelled." Fvck that.

Master the skill, make it yer bitch.

Same with woodworking. Build something. You'll fail a bunch, till you succeed.

Do all the things. DO ALL THE THINGS! (flaming stick figure .gif, here)

You're not a stud 'cause you're 6ft.2 of rock hard six pack abs. That gets you laid, maybe. Usually just once, too.

Yer a ferkin' stud if you can pretty much DO the Heinlein list, unassisted, with competence, competence, flair and elan'.

Believe me on this. COMPETENCE is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Confidence, without competence, is but bullshit, and they'll sense it most every time.

Get your shit together, get some manly and worldly skills, THEN worry about how you're doing with the ladies.

Late start? Better than NO start!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 01:26 AM (v5iqM)

571 Isn't that big of you to throw crumb to her?. Sorry if i sound so cynical. I should probably get off the boys talk dating thread

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:11 AM (6HqlZ)

Ok that made me laugh.

I'm sure that's not what he meant.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:26 AM (Idu2i)

572 >>>and since my target demographic is mid-to-late 40s that's a little problematic.

Most 40 somethings have 30 years left in them

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 22, 2016 01:27 AM (voOPb)

573 I don't want to talk to some woman just to try to elicit some jealous reaction from others. That doesn't seem right. I want to talk to a woman because she genuinely seems interesting in some way.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:22 AM (uAvJJ)


We are talking about a table of total strangers here. In a bar. It's a different dynamic at play. If it's a bunch of women who have have been friends a long time, and it's just a ladies' night out, they will probably decline a request from a man to join their table. But if all or some of them are on the prowl for a new guy, then interesting things might happen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:28 AM (oqkO3)

574 It seems like drinks like that would be awful for a diabetic. The amount of sugar must be huge.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (GDulk)
I haven't had either of them in over a year. When I do drink, I stick to bourbon, or maybe a shot of Fireball. Even that is maybe once a month, and never more than one glass.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:28 AM (rJUlF)

575 Fantastic, Otis!

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 01:28 AM (sdi6R)

576 CJ -

No. But if there's a group who seem interesting and sociable, by all means try to join them. Chances are the novelty of it will be enough to get a yes.

After that, just talk and chat and be a normal, decent human being. You're there to meet people and talk - any other motive will doom you.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:28 AM (k0ZNj)

577 A neutron walks into a bar and says "I'll have a bourbon. How much?"
Bartender says "For you? No charge."

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 01:30 AM (ld0zy)

578 What, so I just go table-to-table, asking to join all of them?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (uAvJJ)


No. That just makes you look desperate. Spend at least half your time, quietly seated at the bar, licking your eyebrows.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:30 AM (oqkO3)

579 I'm not trying to turn mine into a player, I'm trying to give him a fighting chance.
Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:21 AM (B43l2)

Good for you. I don't think I'm understanding the concept. Please say a little more how this works because my aspie son is very socially awkward. It would be absolutely artificial for him to come across as a super confident guy or God's gift to women. He's a cute guy and knows a lot of things, but unfortunately, he tends to talk to himself someetimes-which I don't think is that unusual with someone on the autism spectrum-which is odd. He's on the Cross Country team. i tell him to talk to some of the girls on the Girls Cross Country team-but no he doesn't

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:30 AM (6HqlZ)

580 544 As a 'nice guy', here's what worked for me. Let go of your expectations and just have a good time. With anyone you come across. Give that a little time and you'll soon find yourself surrounded by women. Yes a bit of booze helps.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:16 AM (B43l2)


I was also a "nice guy", and painfully shy about actually interacting with women. But after I met the future Mrs. Muse, I came to realize that I wanted to marry her.

I did not fall "in love" with her. But I knew, I just knew that this was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

So I screwed up my courage and proposed. She did not say yes at first, but eventually she did.

That was 30+ years ago. Thanks to God, our marriage has gotten better over time. We had some rough patches, but we worked through them. I am still amazed at how richly I've been blessed.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:30 AM (ZwjQ/)

581 Let me make it clear I'm not recommending becoming a pickup artist. I am here for a reason, that being a conservative.

But as a man if you lack confidence you're dead in the water. And you need to study the techniques of those who are successful with women. Your future wife will expect you to be able to woo her with confidence.

From my understanding Ronald Reagan was popular with the ladies ('natural alpha') before Nancy got him tied down.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:31 AM (B43l2)

582 For Chi:

A skeleton walks into a bar.

The bartender asks, "What'll you have?"

The skeleton replies, "Bring me a beer!...And a mop!"

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:31 AM (rJUlF)

583 This one is a polydactyl butterscotch tabby with seven toes on each front foot. That should be interesting.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (0MKRD)


Any polydactyl kitty that I have ever seen has been tremendously affectionate.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:32 AM (oqkO3)

584 Our #1 godson has certain Aspie tendencies, and was chatting-up 20+-year-old cashiers at pizza restaurants when he was 8. He really sold the "I have a hard time communicating, but I sure want to talk to you" vibe -- and, believe it or not, he got a whole lot more toleration and a whole lot less blowoff than I expected.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (EzgxV)




Cooth. All he had to do is reach up with that one, tentative, tentacle. Gaze longingly with that huge, humanoid eye.

And squirt ink, all over the floor.

With that, another soul devoured, even at his young, tender-like-properly-cooked-calamari-age, was consumed.


/snrk.


(seriously.....that's a great bit, there. And humble nod to your son, and his style. Kid is a Moron on the half-shell, in all the right ways!)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 01:32 AM (v5iqM)

585 No. That just makes you look desperate. Spend at least half your time, quietly seated at the bar, licking your eyebrows.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:30 AM (oqkO3)

(Copies and pastes into OneNote app)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:32 AM (rJUlF)

586 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:21 AM (rJUlF)

That's why I called myself a coward about not being willing to take a chance on a guy with major health issues. I wish I were braver because, really, it's *always* a chance whether we know it or not. After all, John and I thought we had a good shot at 50 years together and we only got 16.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:33 AM (GDulk)

587 559 You know what I would find sexy in a guy at this
point? Being employed and not on disability. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:18 AM (GDulk)

a-HEM.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:21 AM (rJUlF)


Actually, I think the correct response is "How're YOU doin'?"

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:33 AM (ZwjQ/)

588 561
I don't want to talk to some woman just to try to elicit some jealous
reaction from others. That doesn't seem right. I want to talk to a woman
because she genuinely seems interesting in some way.


Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:22 AM (uAvJJ)


Everyone is interesting in some way. If you're not seeing the way, it's a fault in your perception, not in them.

And before you reflexively try for a counter....wouldn't it be interesting to know just exactly how such a boring asshole managed to stay employed? Even the worst or most superficially uninteresting people have an interesting story -- oftentimes more interesting than they, themselves, are.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:33 AM (EzgxV)

589 Tried a hard root beer and choked on it.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (rJUlF)



Yeah, I don't get that either. I tried I think its "Not your Granddad's Root Beer." And didn't like it at all. I can only surmise that the people touting it as awesome are part of a grand conspiracy, and also like neither beer nor root beer. Both of which I do like.

Posted by: buzzion at August 22, 2016 01:35 AM (bMG0w)

590 So I screwed up my courage and proposed. She did not say yes at first, but eventually she did.

I am laughing thinking f you proposing on the4 first date, which is not what I think you meant. ;^)

My husband didn't come across as God's gift to women, but he did pursue me (not in a weird aggressive way) and he did make a me laugh both of which appealed to me, and here we are married since 1988. But I have to say he was definitely afriend first. It took an act of grace for me to realize he could be more

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:36 AM (6HqlZ)

591 The whole PUA crap just seems like techniques designed to use and manipulate women in order to score some cheap sex. I'm not at all about that.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:36 AM (uAvJJ)

592 566
Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)



Unless i had been groupie-which is what I assume Wilt Chamberlain e
wanted and what he got (After all he never married and i don't know if
he had a long time partner) I wouldn't have touched him with a 12 foot
pole and his pole would have come nowhere near me. Seriously, the whole
concept just skeeves me out.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:23 AM (6HqlZ)


I don't think anyone around here is going to hold him up as some sort of exemplar -- clearly he was not guided by Faith to moderate his baser compulsions.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

593 Actually, I think the correct response is "How're YOU doin'?"


Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:33 AM (ZwjQ/)



No No No No! How YOU doin'?


https://youtu.be/ZKpTbM6gJo8

Posted by: Joey at August 22, 2016 01:37 AM (bMG0w)

594 Polliwog,

I understand that. I think about it sometimes myself...do I really want to try to develop a relationship with someone, considering the health issues I have to deal with?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:38 AM (rJUlF)

595 And I'm not exactly some 20-something college student anymore. Do 40-something single guys do that sort of thing?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:38 AM (uAvJJ)

596 This will end with some Moron crashing in a blaze of Valu-Rite... dating techniques of the Horde.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:38 AM (NSeBd)

597 Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 22, 2016 01:27 AM (voOPb)

I probably have too narrow of a view on that because honest-to-God, the only single guys my age in the last place I lived were all on disability. I suspect it would help if I got out more myself or had friends who could set me up with people.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:38 AM (GDulk)

598 Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

I don't know about anyone here, but I have met guys who think, yes, that's amazingly cool.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:39 AM (6HqlZ)

599 chemjeff, exactly.

The problem is, too many women just assume every man who tries to approach them, whether it's in a decent manner or not, is still just a bullshitter who only cares about getting laid.

And yet-- and this is where I lose my temper-- women will accept and welcome EXACTLY the same bullshit from any man they consider attractive and wealthy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 01:39 AM (OKox0)

600 CJ -

Then you'll do fine socializing. Ulterior motives and desperation stick out a mile away. Notwithstanding that I break your stones from time to time, I think you're an okay guy, a hoopy frood. Just enough quirk to ne interesting to the right kinda people.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:40 AM (k0ZNj)

601 >>>understand that. I think about it sometimes myself...do I really want to try to develop a relationship with someone, considering the health issues I have to deal with?

That is their decision, not yours.
True love, for better for worse.
Also, no one is promised tomorrow

If you find love grab it and hang on

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 22, 2016 01:40 AM (voOPb)

602 The whole PUA crap just seems like techniques designed to use and manipulate women in order to score some cheap sex. I'm not at all about that.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:36 AM (uAvJJ)



Chem. Read my #570.

It's not about being a PUA.

It's about being a man.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 01:40 AM (v5iqM)

603 Nice to see you around earlier than usual. Hope you're well.

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 12:36 AM (ld0zy)


Doing about as well as can be expected given everything, chi.

So have your legal issues been resolved (without having to bury any bodies)?

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2016 01:40 AM (o+O5j)

604 Oh and one more point, a good relationship takes work.

There, I will shut up now

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 22, 2016 01:41 AM (voOPb)

605 Buzzion,
Get it really cold. And try it as a root beer float. It isn't gaggin material.
I like the ginger ales. And twisted tea is darn good on a hot day.

Capt,
Thank you! I thought I was in a black hole.
And I'm running out of "walked into a bar" jokes. I was trying to stay clean (ish). Was going to start on the "guy with no arms or legs" stinkers.


A guy walks into a bar with a giant chunk of asphalt under his arm and plops down.
"I'll have a bourbon. And one for the road."

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 01:42 AM (ld0zy)

606 Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:33 AM (EzgxV)

You sound like a latter day Dale Carnegie and he actually had great advice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:43 AM (6HqlZ)

607 I feel bad about the pity party I've been throwing for myself tonight. I promised Maetenloch I wouldn't do that here anymore.

Well, at least I lasted almost a year. And I *have* been working on counting my blessings and not throwing so many of these parties.

Anyway. Thanks for the great chat everyone, hope your work weeks go by fast, goodnight and take care. And thanks for all the positive feedback too, it really does help; I don't just dismiss it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 01:43 AM (OKox0)

608 584
Our #1 godson has certain Aspie tendencies, and was chatting-up
20+-year-old cashiers at pizza restaurants when he was 8. He really sold
the "I have a hard time communicating, but I sure want to talk to you"
vibe -- and, believe it or not, he got a whole lot more toleration and a
whole lot less blowoff than I expected.



Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (EzgxV)







Cooth. All he had to do is reach up with that one, tentative, tentacle. Gaze longingly with that huge, humanoid eye.



And squirt ink, all over the floor.



With that, another soul devoured, even at his young, tender-like-properly-cooked-calamari-age, was consumed.





/snrk.





(seriously.....that's a great bit, there. And humble nod to your
son, and his style. Kid is a Moron on the half-shell, in all the right
ways!)







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 01:32 AM (v5iqM)


He's a godson, so he's entirely human. There was some discussion, some years back, about printing t-shirts featuring a dark chalk-striped suit, holding a tommy-gun, with a cephalopodian head, and the words "Cthulhu is my godfather" -- but they never completely came together.

That said, he is not unattractive to the ladies. When he's paying attention to one of them, he's Paying. Attention. To. Her.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

609 I am laughing thinking f you proposing on the4 first date, which is not what I think you meant. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:36 AM (6HqlZ)


Actually, we didn't "date", per se. We hung out a lot with the same group of friends. We were on the same kitchen shift at the student housing where we were living at the time, so we got to know each other pretty well.

And the first time I kissed her was when the minister said "you may now kiss the bride."

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:44 AM (ZwjQ/)

610 Good night qdpsteve

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:45 AM (uAvJJ)

611 And the first time I kissed her was when the minister said "you may now kiss the bride."
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:44 AM (ZwjQ/)

Awww. Thant's sweet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:45 AM (6HqlZ)

612 Jim,

Well, I have, at least, changed a diaper or two.

And it turns out I can do 75 percent of the things on Heinlein's list, so maybe I'm not doing so bad, after all.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:46 AM (rJUlF)

613 Any polydactyl kitty that I have ever seen has been tremendously affectionate.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:32 AM (oqkO3)


That's great to hear! We are really looking forward to meeting our new guy.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 22, 2016 01:46 AM (0MKRD)

614 We are talking about a table of total strangers here. In a bar. It's a different dynamic at play. If it's a bunch of women who have have been friends a long time, and it's just a ladies' night out, they will probably decline a request from a man to join their table. But if all or some of them are on the prowl for a new guy, then interesting things might happen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:28 AM (oqkO3)

How can you tell the difference?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:47 AM (Idu2i)

615 Why do I now have this bit from Urusei Yatsura stuck in my head?

Oh yeah. Ran, all alpha handsome space tiger demon, running around uttering the only Earth phrase he knows to any human women - "Will you marry and cook for me?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:47 AM (NSeBd)

616 598
Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)



I don't know about anyone here, but I have met guys who think, yes, that's amazingly cool.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:39 AM (6HqlZ)


I can hazily recall a time when I might have thought that was cool, as well.....but, then, I turned 14.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:47 AM (EzgxV)

617 Jim, are you referring to this?

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give
orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem,
pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently,
die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:47 AM (uAvJJ)

618 Steve,

I need to quit doing that, too. I really don't have many people IRL to vent to, so I tend to do it here.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:48 AM (rJUlF)

619 >>>607 I feel bad about the pity party I've been throwing for myself tonight. I promised Maetenloch I wouldn't do that here anymore.


You asking to be banned qdp?

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 22, 2016 01:48 AM (voOPb)

620 Yeah me too Captain Whitebread

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:49 AM (uAvJJ)

621 "The main reason I was so scared was that because of our extended
drought, coyotes have made their way down from the mountains in search
of water and have become a fairly common sight in our neighborhood."

I have been seeing more than the usual number of lost-cat flyers tacked up. And I've heard yotes yipping at night twice recently.

Glad your kitteh is home safe.

Wonder why the catteries are bailing on Commiefornia. More meddling regulatory overreach?

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2016 01:49 AM (noWW6)

622 And the first time I kissed her was when the minister said "you may now kiss the bride."

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 01:44 AM (ZwjQ/)



File for copy right on that, before noon, tomorrow.

I shit you not.

That's fodder for an entire genre' of romance novels, 'tween flicks and other such artistic 'gasms.

You think I'm kidding, or typing snark.

I am not.

Do it.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 01:49 AM (v5iqM)

623 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:33 AM (GDulk)

How YOU doin'?


(thanks OM)

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:49 AM (Idu2i)

624 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:30 AM (6HqlZ)

Thank you for the consideration.

As an aspie, by the time you get to high school you've been burned so many times on social interactions you get very trigger shy. It's very helpful to be able to have 'safe' conversations with others on subjects you're interested in. Same gender of course but ideally opposite with time. 'Small talk' is our biggest obstacle. It's just excruciatingly boring. And being made socially high profile is also bad. Look for opportunities to connect with aspie girls. Low profile, no pressure. 'Hey My friends kid likes chess too. Here's their #, text them sometime.' 'Oh their name's Jane? Sorry thought they said Jay'

Aspie girls are out there and have it even worse than boys. I know, my mom was one.

Good luck to you and your young man.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:50 AM (B43l2)

625
Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 22, 2016 01:25 AM (0MKRD)

Oh in all the dating talk I missed this. Glad kitteh is home safe!

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:50 AM (uAvJJ)

626 Country Boy -

My idea of asking to join their table filters for that and a great many other things.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:50 AM (k0ZNj)

627 Ace might do well to start a dating site. I don't
know about looks, but there seem to be any number of single men and
women here who if nothing else share a political point of view-and a
number of them share a religious viewpoint, which are not at all bad
things to have in common.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:08 AM (6HqlZ)

Hey if I could start a dating site for my tinfoil capped fans anyone can...

Posted by: George Noory's Paranormal Date site at August 22, 2016 01:51 AM (LiMbk)

628 This will end with some Moron crashing in a blaze of Valu-Rite... dating techniques of the Horde.


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:38 AM (NSeBd)

I smell a book here.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:51 AM (Idu2i)

629 606
Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:33 AM (EzgxV)



You sound like a latter day Dale Carnegie and he actually had great advice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:43 AM (6HqlZ)


I'm not sure that's a compliment. But, seriously, if you couldn't sit down and have lunch with Hitler and find something interesting to talk about -- it's not on him. He may use unpleasant tactics to continually railroad the conversation (see SJW), but it's not that you have nothing to say to each other.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:51 AM (EzgxV)

630 @ chemjeff.

Yep, that's the one.

And there are modernized, extended ones.

Get going on the list you have though. Except for the dying part. I haven't done that one yet, and neither should you.

But I'm absolutely serious about this. DO THE LIST.

The more you do, the better you are.

And that's a fact.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 01:53 AM (v5iqM)

631 Good luck to you and your young man.
Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 01:50 AM (B43l2)

Thanks. You should probably write a book on this or pamphlet. It would probably be helpful. The trouble is, he hates thinking of himself as being on the spectrum so I don't know where heds find the Aspie girls and how he'd find out if they were interested int what he is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:54 AM (6HqlZ)

632 Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:49 AM (Idu2i)

That made me laugh. No one has ever said that to me before. The thanks to OM was the perfect finish.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:55 AM (GDulk)

633 Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:51 AM (EzgxV)

It is a compliment. I've read several of his books. Yes, he made a living out of it, but he genuinely liked people, liked getting to know them and wanted them to have happy relationships and be successful. He was a Christian. He basically said that-All people are interesting and "Get them to talk about themselves."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:56 AM (6HqlZ)

634 Once again, you 'rons and 'ettes have brightened my mood a little. Thank you. I can't express how much that means to me.

I'd best get some sleep. Good night.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 01:56 AM (rJUlF)

635 Country Boy -

My idea of asking to join their table filters for that and a great many other things.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 01:50 AM (k0ZNj)

I just don't have the guts to ask women I've never met if I can join their table.

'Cause then you have to figure out what to say to them, and I suck at that too.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:56 AM (Idu2i)

636 [iWonder why the catteries are bailing on Commiefornia. More meddling regulatory overreach?
Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2016 01:49 AM (noWW6)

I suspect it's more the general economic climate here. I'm not aware of any more particular reason.

And thanks, rickl and chemjeff!

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (0MKRD)

637 *facepalms*

Japanese folktale, a poor woman is given a gift by the undersea kingdom in thanks for her gift to them. Her reward is a cat, when the cat eats a certain food he will poop gold,

*twitch*

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (NSeBd)

638 617
Jim, are you referring to this?

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,

butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance

accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give

orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem,

pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently,

die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."


Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:47 AM (uAvJJ)


That, along with:

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal
condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded -- here
and there, now and then -- are the work of an extremely small minority,
frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all
right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from
creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the
people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck."





....are more wisdom than found in the combined works of Keynes and Marx.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

639 I just realized that it's one o'clock and I have a long list of errands that *must* be done by noon.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (GDulk)

640 Whew, I narrowly avoided the barrel there.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 22, 2016 01:58 AM (0MKRD)

641 Jim, well I've done 10 of the 21. I imagine I could probably design a building if I put my mind to it, it's just geometry really. Set a bone? Hmm don't know about that one. But I probably should learn some first aid I suppose. Change a diaper? Just never had the occasion to do that one. Plan an invasion? Not sure about that one... Butcher a hog? hmmm.....

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:58 AM (uAvJJ)

642 Good night Polliwogette. And take care.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:58 AM (NSeBd)

643 How can you tell the difference?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:47 AM (Idu2i)


Well, I guess the tried and true way is to walk up to the table and ask if you may join them. If it's a closed hen party, they will shoot you down, but that's not a personal rejection. It's just a signal that you are fishing the wrong stream. And if they do allow you to join them, then it means that some or at least one of the crew thinks you might be interesting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 01:58 AM (oqkO3)

644 Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:49 AM (Idu2i)

That made me laugh. No one has ever said that to me before. The thanks to OM was the perfect finish.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:55 AM (GDulk)

You're welcome!!

I'm very healthy BTW, just a little outside your age range to the high side.

Did I say I was very healthy?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:58 AM (Idu2i)

645 Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (NSeBd)

Does she kill the cat to get at the gold inside? And does the food cost more than the gold is worth?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2016 01:59 AM (GDulk)

646 Did I say I was very healthy?
Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 01:58 AM (Idu2i)

That made mme laugh. Just one of the reasons I love this place

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 02:00 AM (6HqlZ)

647
I just don't have the guts to ask women I've never met if I can join their table.


See that is really hard for me too. Actually I am trying to think if I have ever done it, and I don't think I have. If there was some pretext, it would make it easier I imagine.

Plus, do 40-something single guys really do this sort of thing? It sounds more like a technique for a 20-something college student.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 02:00 AM (uAvJJ)

648 Well I'm gonna have to continue this tomorrow. Allegedly I'm getting up at 7:30 to hit the gym. Gotta stay healthy, ya know. : )

'Night all.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 02:00 AM (Idu2i)

649 The cat eats cooked red beans and then poops out a nugget of gold.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:01 AM (NSeBd)

650 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2016 01:54 AM (6HqlZ)

Sure. It's not a sentence by any means or a full disability as people would normally understand it. It's tendencies and preferences. I took public speaking and music and can function well in front of groups. Good for him for not willing to be pigeonholed.

It so happens that girls are the biggest obstacle for aspie boys because of the vast difference in social orientation. But it can be bridged.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 02:01 AM (B43l2)

651 Plus, do 40-something single guys really do this sort of thing? It sounds more like a technique for a 20-something college student.


Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 02:00 AM (uAvJJ)

I'm 55, so I wonder that too.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 02:01 AM (Idu2i)

652 Sounds like civet cats, Anna.


I'M fading, so g'night.

Posted by: Chi at August 22, 2016 02:02 AM (ld0zy)

653 Ugh left out one part.

His school would very likely know all the aspies. They're trying really hard to identify and help those with behavioral differences.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 02:03 AM (B43l2)

654 ....are more wisdom than found in the combined works of Keynes and Marx.


Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)


Truth. I introduced the rest of my family to the "bad luck" quote, and everyone was like "I've been trying to say that for years!".

As for specialization is for insects, I've had that mentality my whole life and set out to do the Renaissance Man thing, but discovered something awful. The way our society's set up right now, it rewards uber-specialists who are geniuses in their fields and ignorant of everything else, and that's how the social engineers like it - so intelligent people don't have the critical thinking skills necessary to think through and reject their nonsense.

Basically, their collectivist ethos is all about turning people into insects, with themselves as the Queen, or if not, at least the Overseer breed that gives everyone else the orders from the Queen.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 02:03 AM (J+mig)

655 This will not end well, nice sister loans cat to snarky slacker sister.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:03 AM (NSeBd)

656 Night Chi.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:04 AM (NSeBd)

657 Good night chi, and your qi too

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 02:05 AM (uAvJJ)

658 638 617
Jim, are you referring to this?

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,

butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance

accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give

orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem,

pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently,

die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 01:47 AM (uAvJJ)


That, along with:

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal
condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded -- here
and there, now and then -- are the work of an extremely small minority,
frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all
right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from
creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the
people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck."

....are more wisdom than found in the combined works of Keynes and Marx.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)



Chem's got it right, but your excerpt is tangential...not invalid, but tangential.



Point is, especially to Chem and qdpsteve, is simply this.

Technique is meaningless. Game is bullshit.

Master the art of being a man. Master the ARTS of being a man. Do that first, make it a priority in your life. Won't take as long as you think, if you apply yourself.

Probably, mid way through the list, you'll begin to see the results.

And then, you'll begin to understand.

Know the old saying: "this'll put some hair on yer chest"?

Do the list. It will.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


* hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 02:06 AM (v5iqM)

659 ....are more wisdom than found in the combined works of Keynes and Marx.

And the most profound, according to the same source, are the words, "Pay to the Order of...."

Posted by: Fox 2! at August 22, 2016 02:07 AM (brIR5)

660 As for what you talk about, I've had luck woth everything from asking why they're there to noticing and asking about an unusual article - never clothing, and NEVER a necklace (means you were looking at her chest) - one of them is wearing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 02:08 AM (k0ZNj)

661 A frame of confidence works for any age, guys. It's our makeup. Like putting on a fake smile will actually improve your mood. All the behaviors like standing tall and straight, open welcoming arm gestures, steady eye contact etc can be hard to fake at first but the positive reinforcement quickly makes it comfortable. Fake it til you make it.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 02:09 AM (B43l2)

662 >>>Japanese folktale, a poor woman is given a gift by
the undersea kingdom in thanks for her gift to them. Her reward is a
cat, when the cat eats a certain food he will poop gold,
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (NSeBd)<<<



Gold poop? Now that's what I'd call a turdducket.

Posted by: John Madden at August 22, 2016 02:10 AM (H9MG5)

663 Yep slacker sister got her comeuppance after force feeding the cat red beans for three days... an effluvia stench worse than well 1858 London.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:12 AM (NSeBd)

664 647

I just don't have the guts to ask women I've never met if I can join their table.

See
that is really hard for me too. Actually I am trying to think if I have
ever done it, and I don't think I have. If there was some pretext, it
would make it easier I imagine.

Plus, do 40-something single
guys really do this sort of thing? It sounds more like a technique for a
20-something college student.


Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 02:00 AM (uAvJJ)


Back around 1980, I was living in the dorms at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing -- and one of the big excuses to socialise with the opposite sex was (of all things) backgammon. Everyone knew who had a backgammon board....and it lead to the following aphorism: "A Freshman has to ask how to play backgammon; a Sophomore asks a lass to play backgammon, but has to borrow a board; a Junior will ask a lass to play backgammon and has his own board; and a Senior will say to a lass, 'forget backgammon -- wanna screw?'"

You have to spend some time with women before you're going to spend a lot of time with a woman. The excuse varies by time and by place.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

665 Change a diaper?

No.

Go change your own fucking diaper, baby.

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (TjcfH)

666 What?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

667 And then everybody stopped to stare

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/selection-du-weekend-206-7.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (NSeBd)

668 >>>The cat eats cooked red beans and then poops out a nugget of gold.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:01 AM (NSeBd)<<<



Beans, beans, the magical fruit.
The more it eats, the more it poops.
The more it poops the richer we'll feel,
So let the cat eat beans for every meal.

Posted by: slacker sister at August 22, 2016 02:14 AM (H9MG5)

669 CJ should sign up for some cooking classes. A two-fer - gains skills, thus working the Heinlein list - and a chance to meet new people.

But, yeah, work that list, people. It's a good one.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 02:14 AM (k0ZNj)

670 >>> The more you do, the better you are.


And that's a fact.


Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Agreed! Fourth date with my guy was him helping me fix stuff at my house (he volunteered) and then I took him out for dinner after as a thank you. (No this was not the beginning of a porn film, we hadn't even kissed yet at this point hah.) He and his family regularly build houses from the ground up and he is quite the handyman. Competent guys who know how to do stuff are quite attractive.

He is a genuine "nice guy." Shorter than me, balding, terrible dresser, not my normal physical type at all. But sweet and ridiculously patient with me, and had the guts to ask me out. I feel very lucky.

*stores away Heinlein list for future reference*

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2016 02:15 AM (LiMbk)

671 #369 fastest man alive who brought his entire machine back. Although the SR71 boys might cavil.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 22, 2016 02:18 AM (Kucy5)

672

I am not procrastinating.
I know exactly when the food runs out.

Then I can fast for a couple of days.
Then I can eat at McDonalds for at least a week before I have to shop for groceries.

Posted by: A. Mustie at August 22, 2016 02:19 AM (Hg5Kb)

673 666 What?
Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)


How do you manage to do that repeatedly?

Never mind. You'd probably have to kill me if you told me.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 02:23 AM (sdi6R)

674 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 02:08 AM (k0ZNj)

Yeah that depends on the class of girl. If she lives for fashion/bling you could open with that. 'Hey is that a real (Gucci purse or whatever)? Thought so was just curious cause I've seen a lot of fakes lately.' Downside is you need to spend a little time to know what is actually current. Couple hours on Internet pays off with that kind of girl.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 02:23 AM (B43l2)

675 *falls over* Game over man...

Priest, "This is a holy fart."

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:23 AM (NSeBd)

676 671 #369 fastest man alive who brought his entire machine back. Although the SR71 boys might cavil.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 22, 2016 02:18 AM (Kucy5)




The Shuttle made re entry to the atmosphere at about Mach 14. That's fast.

Apollo missions had to hit 24,000 mph+, in order to escape Earth's gravity.

Re entry speeds were in the Mach 24 (17,000 mph+ range).

I'd say they hold the speed records?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX.


good NIGHT, dammit!

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2016 02:24 AM (v5iqM)

677 The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land.

THREE FOURTHS. A consitutional amendment has to be ratified by THREE FOURTHS of the states. Doesn't anybody READ the Constitution any more?

Posted by: bof at August 22, 2016 02:24 AM (Bu4wL)

678 654
....are more wisdom than found in the combined works of Keynes and Marx.




Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)


Truth.
I introduced the rest of my family to the "bad luck" quote, and
everyone was like "I've been trying to say that for years!".

As
for specialization is for insects, I've had that mentality my whole life
and set out to do the Renaissance Man thing, but discovered something
awful. The way our society's set up right now, it rewards
uber-specialists who are geniuses in their fields and ignorant of
everything else, and that's how the social engineers like it - so
intelligent people don't have the critical thinking skills necessary to
think through and reject their nonsense.

Basically, their
collectivist ethos is all about turning people into insects, with
themselves as the Queen, or if not, at least the Overseer breed that
gives everyone else the orders from the Queen.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 02:03 AM (J+mig)


And, yet.....I'd been a CFO for a fiberoptic telecom company, and somehow found myself consulting for my former arch-rival as they worked toward Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Looking at the way everyone in the marketplace was doing compliance testing, I thought back on how the ATM protocol for data transport worked -- and implemented internal audit protocols that were directly modeled on packetized data. These protocols quickly identified problem areas, directed resources to those areas, and drove them to compliance -- while also identifying compliant areas and minimizing the overhead of testing in those areas. Quick, frequent, packetized testing was an extremely effective tool.


I don't have all of Heinlein's list, but bringing ATM data-packetizing concepts into Internal Audit highlights the impact of: "Specialization is for insects."

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:25 AM (EzgxV)

679 Yeah that depends on the class of girl. If she lives for fashion/bling you could open with that. 'Hey is that a real (Gucci purse or whatever)? Thought so was just curious cause I've seen a lot of fakes lately.' Downside is you need to spend a little time to know what is actually current. Couple hours on Internet pays off with that kind of girl.

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 02:23 AM (B43l2)



And then you spend the rest of the night arguing over which of you is taking the male bartender home, because you're gay.

Posted by: Joey at August 22, 2016 02:25 AM (bMG0w)

680 Home late. Dutiful Dog is out in the yard barking up a storm. Got to catch up on the news, I guess, like coming in late on an ONT.

======

Yay for Otis that Bennie came home.

Otis, you need to add "http://" in front of your nic link - without that, it puts your blog on "acecomments.mu.nu."

======

OregonMuse: And the first time I kissed her was when the minister said "you may now kiss the bride."

As it should be. So perfect, so extremely rare.

======

And as it's now past Midnight even by Central Standard Time, I am no longer sixty-three.

Back to Go in the circles 'round the sun. Collect $200.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sexagenarian is not as much fun as it sounds at August 22, 2016 02:26 AM (XkxK0)

681 Meh...blingers are dull.

I mean something unusual - something that genuinely stands out.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 22, 2016 02:26 AM (k0ZNj)

682 /sock

Posted by: buzzion at August 22, 2016 02:26 AM (bMG0w)

683 Anyways, I'm out.

Good luck!

Posted by: Esch at August 22, 2016 02:27 AM (ayG2C)

684 Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

I made beer money playing backgammon in college. Three to five cents a pip, using the doubling cube. Of course, Old Milwaukee Beer was $1.19 a six pack at the time.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2016 02:27 AM (o+O5j)

685 The Apollo command modules coming back from the moon were traveling in excess of 25,000 mph when they hit the atmosphere on re-entry.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 02:28 AM (sdi6R)

686 673
666 What?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)



How do you manage to do that repeatedly?



Never mind. You'd probably have to kill me if you told me.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 02:23 AM (sdi6R)


It's entirely reflex at this point. It's not like I need more -- but I just twitch that way.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

687 And then you spend the rest of the night arguing over which of you is taking the male bartender home, because you're gay.

Posted by: Joey at August 22, 2016 02:25 AM (bMG0w)

I wasn't gonna say anything.

Posted by: BignJames at August 22, 2016 02:29 AM (9RGU3)

688 Anna, apropos of your last comment, have you ever googled "Japanese fart scrolls?"

The internet is an amazing place...

Posted by: Piercello at August 22, 2016 02:30 AM (RXfvh)

689
Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2016 02:13 AM (TjcfH)

????

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 02:31 AM (uAvJJ)

690

Pants girl has feet!

I never noticed until it was pointed out to me up thread.

[shakes head]

Never noticed.

Posted by: A. Mustie at August 22, 2016 02:32 AM (Hg5Kb)

691 680
Home late. Dutiful Dog is out in the yard barking up a storm. Got to
catch up on the news, I guess, like coming in late on an ONT.



======



Yay for Otis that Bennie came home.



Otis, you need to add "http://" in front of your nic link - without that, it puts your blog on "acecomments.mu.nu."



======



OregonMuse: And the first time I kissed her was when the minister said "you may now kiss the bride."



As it should be. So perfect, so extremely rare.



======



And as it's now past Midnight even by Central Standard Time, I am no longer sixty-three.



Back to Go in the circles 'round the sun. Collect $200.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sexagenarian is not as much fun as it sounds at August 22, 2016 02:26 AM (XkxK0)


Happy Birthday to you!

Hippo Birdy two snoo!

Hypo wordy sneer mindful...

G'nar k'nawlfut olting t'qir!

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

692 I am not sure if I want to know about that Piercello .... fart scrolls.

Let me go sleep on it. Oyasumi.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 02:36 AM (NSeBd)

693 Happy birthday mindful webworker

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 02:37 AM (uAvJJ)

694 With some generosity in interpretation, I get 75% on the Heinlein list.

Among the ones I didn't get:

Being a middle-of-the-continent guy, I've never conn'd a ship, although as a kid I drove Dad's boat at the lake.

Ought to learn to butcher but haven't.

And to set a bone. I have the general idea....

And, I haven't died, gallantly or otherwise - came whisker-close a few times, didn't take.

Posted by: mindful webworker - give me a few more years at August 22, 2016 02:37 AM (XkxK0)

695 cthulhu #691: ...Hypo wordy sneer mindful...
G'nar k'nawlfut olting t'qir!


Awww, thanks, cthu. Um, I don't speak snarfle - does that last line rhyme?

Posted by: mindful webworker - guar gum fled raucous at August 22, 2016 02:42 AM (XkxK0)

696 well good night all.
well past my bedtime.
thank you again for the discussion.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 02:42 AM (uAvJJ)

697 694
With some generosity in interpretation, I get 75% on the Heinlein list.



Among the ones I didn't get:



Being a middle-of-the-continent guy, I've never conn'd a ship, although as a kid I drove Dad's boat at the lake.



Ought to learn to butcher but haven't.



And to set a bone. I have the general idea....



And, I haven't died, gallantly or otherwise - came whisker-close a few times, didn't take.

Posted by: mindful webworker - give me a few more years at August 22, 2016 02:37 AM (XkxK0)


Obviously, "die gallantly" is a posthumous award, and no commenters (besides Buzzion) could qualify. And, frankly, I'd even allow "field-dress a deer" in the "butcher a hog" slot.

But on the "attitude" side of things....dead nuts on.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:44 AM (EzgxV)

698 Thanks, chemjeff. Planning to have a great year, starting with supper with Mom this evening. After that, whatever.

On birthdays, I always try to give bdy greetings to the mom, because she did all the work. And I'm 'specially grateful for my mom's work.

Posted by: mindful webworker - moms lives matter at August 22, 2016 02:46 AM (XkxK0)

699 695
cthulhu #691: ...Hypo wordy sneer mindful...

G'nar k'nawlfut olting t'qir!



Awww, thanks, cthu. Um, I don't speak snarfle - does that last line rhyme?

Posted by: mindful webworker - guar gum fled raucous at August 22, 2016 02:42 AM (XkxK0)

Try it like Christopher Walken -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOA5Chz3iU4 -- totally rhymes.

And on a CW tangent.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7z57qrZU8

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

700 Then there's the classic man-card.
http://bit.ly/man-card

I'm only punched about 25% on that one. And I'm not sure if my huge face scar was all that earned.

There should be an Ace of Spades / Moron Horde card. Points for, what, like, watched Animal House... ?

Posted by: mindful webworker - bit head off lizard? at August 22, 2016 02:52 AM (XkxK0)

701 Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:38 PM (IdCqF)

---
i drove by there today..

maybe a mini MOME here in The Valley, like totally?

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2016 02:54 AM (sUQ21)

702 #493

Lucky's was eaten by Albertson a long, long time ago.

Ralphs and Food 4 Less are both of the Kroger Empire.

Safeway is Vons parent company. The Vons territory ends around Paso Robles, if you're heading north. The look and feel is largely identical.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2016 02:57 AM (IdCqF)

703 Mama always said, nothing good happens after Midnight.

So, I'd better call it a night so I can go see her tomorrow.

-♥-

Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

Good night, Gracies. Vic returns tomorrow, theoretically.

Posted by: mindful webworker - z z z z at August 22, 2016 02:58 AM (XkxK0)

704 701
Posted by: Epobirs at August 21, 2016 11:38 PM (IdCqF)


---
i drove by there today..

maybe a mini MOME here in The Valley, like totally?


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2016 02:54 AM (sUQ21)


Been a lot of SoCal MoMes at the House of the Mouse, just sayin'. Been there with Rum, arhooley, Gushka, Bebe, and a variety of others I'm too tired or drunk to remember the human names of....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 03:00 AM (EzgxV)

705 Good Lord, the whole "pickup line" thing is a joke. What it is all about is the confidence to approach someone, and the confidence to walk away unscathed if your approach is not initially accepted.

I have a few stories about being reapproached after trying, as long as you never give up and cede the ground.

Act as if. It works.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 22, 2016 03:05 AM (YLidQ)

706 #552

I find that my Ralphs card works at every Kroger owned store I've tried it at. When I was house and dog sitting in Sequim for a month a few years ago I was about to get a card for the QFC store before I noticed some familiarity. I tried the Ralphs card and it worked.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2016 03:07 AM (IdCqF)

707 i'd rather eat out of the local trash cans than shop at Ralphs/FFL...

assholes from the top on down.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2016 03:11 AM (sUQ21)

708 Been a lot of SoCal MoMes at the House of the Mouse, just sayin'. Been
there with Rum, arhooley, Gushka, Bebe, and a variety of others I'm too
tired or drunk to remember the human names of..
---
how about one at a private shooting range out here in The Valley, like totally?

only one's i've heard of were in expensive dive bars over in Left LA.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2016 03:14 AM (sUQ21)

709 Ace of Spades members have:

1) Drank a pint of room-temperature vodka.
2) Gone more than three days without pants.

That's all I got.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 22, 2016 03:24 AM (VdICR)

710 709
Ace of Spades members have:



1) Drank a pint of room-temperature vodka.

2) Gone more than three days without pants.



That's all I got.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 22, 2016 03:24 AM (VdICR)


Prayed earnestly for another Moron when they'd be ashamed to pray for themselves....or, for that matter, to pray.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 03:38 AM (EzgxV)

711 3) Catch a 12-point hobo.

Ah, memories.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 22, 2016 03:43 AM (VdICR)

712 No clue what a Ralph's is
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2016 04:36 AM (0G2eQ)

713 711: pizza pizza!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2016 04:48 AM (sUQ21)

714 Nothing good about it,

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2016 05:02 AM (uUY2Q)

715 Got to travel over 40 miles to go to work today and tomorrow, and starting a hour later, double crap.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2016 05:05 AM (0G2eQ)

716 Was trying to get someone from work yesterday to set me up to work from home today. Waiting for a plumber to show at 10:30 this am. Didn't want to spend an extra $200 for a Sunday call. Shit.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2016 05:29 AM (uUY2Q)

717 'Morning, horde.

Nice ONT, MisHum. Lotsa substance in here.

But I'm procrastinating on the math thing.

Posted by: creeper at August 22, 2016 05:37 AM (MP6Qb)

718 Plumbers on weekends will kill you on the rates, after a water pump change not long after I got my house I vowed never again. If handy learn to do some plumbing repairs. With Shark Bites it is easier if you don't have sweating joints down.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2016 05:41 AM (0G2eQ)

719 Well got to go and not starting until 7
Stay safe.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2016 05:42 AM (0G2eQ)

720 Anything happen overnight?

Posted by: Jean at August 22, 2016 05:44 AM (ngn8T)

721 I was in the process of taking the old faucet off. Got stuck with some weird looking nut type thing I can't get off the old faucet. Ran into a guy in a plumbing van as I was leaving the local hardware store. He didn't have time till this am. Been hauling irrigation water for the toilet. Living the dream. Guess it's good prep for when SMOD hits.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2016 05:46 AM (uUY2Q)

722 720
Anything happen overnight?

Posted by: Jean at August 22, 2016 05:44 AM (ngn8T)
Nah. SOS. Not even a fresh sauce.

Posted by: creeper at August 22, 2016 05:47 AM (MP6Qb)

723 Gosh, I may get to see the VNN in real time?

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2016 05:54 AM (uUY2Q)

724 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, August 22, 2016 and I'm back. On this day in 1952 the infamous French penal colony on Devil's Island was permanently closed.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

725 Norks take time out from their harvesting of tree bark to threaten the US with nuclear annihilation.


http://tinyurl.com/hh2sech

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

726 Mega donors like George Soros are pouring millions into Scankles' campaign. Old time Republican big donors are not contributing to Trump. If that is so, then it shows Trump is not perceived as the RNCe friend of big business.


http://tinyurl.com/zpgok5v

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

727 muzzie savages use a 12 year old and 14 year old to suicide bomb a Turkish wedding. Obama's Erdogen agitator blames the US as well as ISIS.


http://tinyurl.com/glt8tfl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

728 Gaystapo sues a Catholic school over alleged discrimination.


http://tinyurl.com/j5zrnd2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

729 It appears that Prince was a druggie.


Several pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday.


http://tinyurl.com/j4vbftu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

730 A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuits against that KY clerk who refused to issue same sex marriage licenses. I guess the ACLU doesn't get their blood money this time.


http://tinyurl.com/hfjda7q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

731 Three charged with looting during Milwaukee riots. Only three? And where are the charges for assaulting a police officer? Oh, like nearly every big city Mayor, he is a Democrat. No charges.


http://tinyurl.com/z6utxxo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

732 NY Post's Michael Goodwin says American journalism is collapsing before our eyes due to unparalleled partisanship in this election. Sorry Bub, you're a few decades too late with that.


http://tinyurl.com/jtbqrbg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

733 And Trump crowd in VA goes after CNN crew with boos and jeers.


http://tinyurl.com/gpwe5ey

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

734 Even as the NYT dutifully reports the obvious that coal miners are swinging big for Trump they have to get their digs in on his "failing campaign".


http://tinyurl.com/z5jjwkq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

735 Greek camps with "fake refugees" are awash with forged passports for ISIS savages. These are the people Obama is bringing in.


http://tinyurl.com/j3j7r7p

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

736
How about this amazing statement from O'Choom's corrupt DOJ:


It is unconstitutional for defendants to be held in jail simply because they can't afford to post bail, the Justice Department asserted this week.


Yes, they are liars and they got their law degree from a box of Cracker Jacks and have never studied the Constitution anyway. That is because most of them are illiterates hired from alleys in the process of consuming brown bag wrapped bottles of Ripple and Thunderbird.


http://tinyurl.com/zynrs9y

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

737
Colon Powell throws Scankles under the bus.


http://tinyurl.com/zcwsaep

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

738 chutz·pah

NOUN

Informal shameless audacity; impudence.




Clinton's minions attack Trump for not publishing his health records.


http://tinyurl.com/z69jfqe

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

739 Red meat:


Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's family organization the Clinton Foundation should be indicted as a racketeering enterprise.


http://tinyurl.com/gwrkkea

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

740 15 year old student at a "historically black" Memphis special needs school videoed live having sex with multiple partners. Evidently these hoodies never heard the old expression that we used to have when I was in HS long ago, "15 will get you 20". They have also never heard of the brutal child porn laws. But I suspect the corrupt DOJ will never get involved with this case.


http://tinyurl.com/hmko9w

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

741 Scankles has lost HuffPo on the shame charity deal. Even they can not endorse obvious and rank corruption.


http://tinyurl.com/zfcl97p

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

742 And she is losing WaPo as well over Clinton Cash.


http://tinyurl.com/hlvakdr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

743 Federal judge orders Clinton to provide written answers to her e-mail questions under "oath and affirmation". Look out Scankles, perjury trap for you that you will not be able to avoid because this isn't congress full of balless Republicans and corrupt Democrats.


http://tinyurl.com/hex6d8h

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

744
Heritage headline: Did Welfare Reform Really Throw 3.5 Million Children Into Third World Poverty? The Facts May Surprise You


They say this is an accusation being forwarded by the left (ie Democrats).


And I take issue with this common myth on "welfare reform".


Today is the 20th anniversary of welfare reform. Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, known as welfare reform, into law.



Even people allegedly on the side of the right are perpetuating Clinton credit of this. It was a reform pushed by the Republican congress under Gingrich over the strenuous objections of the Democrats and Clinton. Bubba vetoed this bill twice before Congress could get enough Democrats on board to make it veto proof and he had to eat it. And then the Democrats under Carter just switched it all to children's welfare so in the end nothing was accomplished.


http://tinyurl.com/hhh4csc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

745 New study shows that the stuff being pushed by the Gaystapo and their enablers on the left about gender is a pack of lies. Well we already knew that.


http://tinyurl.com/jgx4vjz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

746 And speaking of which, here is some of the impact of Obama's new illegal pen and phone regulation for federal building bathrooms.


http://tinyurl.com/hq445c7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

747 Female Heritage columnist details yet another TSA horror story that caused her to miss her flight. One of the many reasons I refuse to fly anywhere any more. I can do that because I am retired now and any flight would be strictly voluntary now.


http://tinyurl.com/z3624ax

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

748 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/h66oy9k


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

749 Well, folks I'll head back to the rocking chair and be back in a few.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:13 AM (mpXpK)

750 Thank you Vic. :-)

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2016 06:20 AM (uUY2Q)

751 Thanks, Vic. Welcome back. You were sorely missed.

Posted by: creeper at August 22, 2016 06:23 AM (MP6Qb)

752 Scankles really is a hideous woman.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2016 06:23 AM (uUY2Q)

753 Welcome back Vic !

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2016 06:27 AM (nrEax)

754 LaTimes poll still showing 14.3 % African-American support for Donald Trump. It softened a little for a couple days, but whatever genius thought of blaming Colin Powell for Hillary Clinton's bathtub server should be taken out and shot -- If they haven't been already, that is.

Metaphorically. You just never know with the Clinton Crime Syndicate.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 22, 2016 06:31 AM (ZFUt7)

755 He was framed, I tells ya. By a cracker.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2016 06:41 AM (uUY2Q)

756 Good to have you back, Vic. Really missed you these last couple of days.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 22, 2016 06:46 AM (LhDi1)

757 Thanks Morons

Just checked back for a few. Been a dry spell. Now down to "may be back later".






Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 22, 2016 06:52 AM (mpXpK)

758 Porch is a good idea, Vic. Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted by: creeper at August 22, 2016 06:55 AM (MP6Qb)

759 He was framed, I tells ya. By a cracker.Posted by: Infidel

For some reason I'm reminded of an old idiom of speech, very much politically incorrect today. 'N****r in a woodpile'.

Wiki has an entire article and wood carving on it's usage. It's meaning, to the authors of the article is...

"Some fact of considerable importance that is not disclosed - something suspicious or wrong"

Hillary Clinton put Colin Powell smack dab in the middle of the woodpile, shameless bitch that she is.

Once used by some famous authors including Agatha Christy and Dr Seuss.




Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 22, 2016 06:56 AM (ZFUt7)

760 Once used by some famous authors including Agatha Christy and Dr Seuss.








Or the W.C. Fields expression, "It appears an Ethiopian has raided the fuel supply"

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2016 07:00 AM (8ikIW)

761 Great comment Vic. Thank you.

Glad to see you back.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2016 07:17 AM (u82oZ)

762 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 22, 2016 07:20 AM (gUoN4)

763 Top of the morning to ya!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2016 07:21 AM (u82oZ)

764 Even people allegedly on the side of the right are perpetuating Clinton credit of this. It was a reform pushed by the Republican congress under Gingrich over the strenuous objections of the Democrats and Clinton. Bubba vetoed this bill twice before Congress could get enough Democrats on board to make it veto proof and he had to eat it.

Clinton ran for re-election saying he would 'fix' it in his second term.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2016 07:21 AM (v9gSJ)

765 "Scankles really is a hideous woman.



Posted by: Infidel:"

She has never been the same since that house fell on her sister.

Posted by: Ripley at August 22, 2016 07:22 AM (1BQGO)

766 Tin Conway and the Siamese elephants

Fnork!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2016 07:22 AM (v9gSJ)

767 Top of the morning to ya!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.




Prefer to use a spear point, but fear works.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2016 07:23 AM (UC5ui)

768 So at first, Colin Powell disavowed giving Scankles advice on using a private server to conduct state bidness, and now he's saying that she'd been doing it for a year or so before they spoke. The ever evolving "call me maybe' Powell. Just another example of the Uniparty.

They ALL do it. There is NO accountability in DC.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 22, 2016 07:23 AM (qbnYE)

769 They ALL do it. There is NO accountability in DC.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

Well, it was on an AOL server, so maybe he just like the "You've got mail" when he signed in.

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2016 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

770 Morning Horde, off to drop the boys at there 1st day of school. I am so evil.

Posted by: Picric at August 22, 2016 07:32 AM (s0VSd)

771 >>>>So at first, Colin Powell disavowed giving Scankles advice on using a
private server to conduct state bidness, and now he's saying that she'd
been doing it for a year or so before they spoke. The ever evolving
"call me maybe' Powell. Just another example of the Uniparty.



They ALL do it. There is NO accountability in DC.
.
.
.
.He said nothing about using a private server, he told her that he used private email for anything not classified because there was no State Department Wide email system in place in 2001. They sent what was referred to as "cables" on an internal state Department system when he was SOS.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 22, 2016 07:32 AM (iONHu)

772 Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's family organization the Clinton Foundation should be indicted as a racketeering enterprise.
_______________________

According to the few records that the Clinton Foundation "charity" has actually produced, from 2008 to 2012 the "charity" took in $500 million in donations.

Of that $500 million, $425 million was spent on administrative, travel, and "other" (unspecified) expenses.

Calling this scam a "charity" is a bad joke. It's basically just an ATM to fund big salaries, first-class travel, and a whole lot of perks for the Clintons and their cronies.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 22, 2016 07:42 AM (NnYnv)

773 I'm so happy that the Clinton Cash movie is beginning to break the media wall.

Good morning all.

Great VNN, Vic!

Posted by: @votermom's phone at August 22, 2016 07:46 AM (Om16U)

774 Thanks Vic!!!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 22, 2016 07:46 AM (eytER)

775 "Calling this scam a "charity" is a bad joke. It's basically just an ATM
to fund big salaries, first-class travel, and a whole lot of perks for
the Clintons and their cronies."


It also provides photo-ops for the Clintons with hungry kids in Africa befor they are whisked away in a helicopter to the capitol for another Clinton honorary gala.

One of the things buried in the Clinton Crime foundation that I find most despicable is a reference to how much AIDS has been reduced since they started their work there, implying it was due to their efforts. The fact of the matter is it was mostly due to policies put in place by the hated George W. Bush.

Posted by: Ripley at August 22, 2016 07:52 AM (1BQGO)

776 Let me know when somebody finally goes to jail.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at August 22, 2016 07:52 AM (d/9qZ)

777 nood dump

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 22, 2016 07:58 AM (gUoN4)

778 "American journalism is collapsing before our eyes due to unparalleled
partisanship in this election. Sorry Bub, you're a few decades too late
with that." vic

yeah they were already collapsed, but now they are out of the closet and dancing/fornicating down the street in parades. They don't seem to know they are "collapsed", they seem to think "Newspeak" is a good societal evolution.

200 Million killed by commies for "wrong thinking" would disagree. And Hillary is screeching that Trump voters and Breitbart readers must be pushed back into the shadows where they belong, but was fine with Huma writing for a radical Muslim paper.

Strange times. Whoever wins, there will be time for "re-education". But Hillary would do it by force.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2016 08:46 AM (l6e0e)

779 When you start paying for my whisky, you can start telling me how to drink it. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2016 11:01 PM (LuZz

LOL. Good retort.

Philistine. LOL!

Posted by: Locke Common at August 22, 2016 09:15 AM (I6Am+)

780 " Bubba vetoed this bill twice before Congress could get enough Democrats on board to make it veto proof and he had to eat it." vic

yeah, Bubba takes credit for the economy then as well. How much of that was the dotcom explosion that took the Nasdaq to 5100 (only to collapse back to 1450)? And how much in donations/bribes did Clintons get from Enron and various frauds enabled by Clinton (and Glass-Steagall "assassin" Robert Rubin), that ended so badly, and turned much of DC over to Wall Street instead of Main Street?

(and the housing bubble itself began in 1997, aided by the "Community Reinvestment Act, and unregulated derivative games)

Bush was no saint, but the Enron fraud ended under Bush, and the stock bubble burst ... but the derivative game continued in housing, bursting in 2008 when Democrat run House/Senate blocked all rational reforms. That was when Democrats Raines/Gorlich made huge bonuses at Fannie Mae, while Raines testified Freddie was safe leveraged 25:1, they'd be safe at 50:1. (Banks with fractional reserve were allowed 10:1)

Chicago Dem Raines was wrong and it collapsed, but he kept the bonuses. Bush took the blame. Now Clinton is run by foreign interests and Wall St, as we float along on zero interest and quantitative easing. But as long as stocks are pushed up, few care about lies or treason.

"I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting efforts by Republicans in Congress, or by me when I was president, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac." (Bill Clinton of ABC Good Morning America 9/25/200

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2016 09:46 AM (l6e0e)

781 740 "15 year old student at a historically black Memphis special needs school videoed live having sex with multiple partners."

Linkie no workie; I searched Google, Yahoo, Bing, Duck Duck Go, can't find the story.

Posted by: Kate58 at August 22, 2016 10:21 AM (oLZsm)

782 will never beat this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WKgSCPqY4M

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2016 12:24 PM (NOIQH)


That's my favorite.

Neil McDonough is an interesting dude. Plays all sorts of psychotic bad guys, but he's a devout Roman Catholic, and very married, so he will not so much as even kiss an actress, let alone do a sex scene. He's lost parts because he's refused to do sex scenes.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 12:32 PM (gK1U8)

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