Overnight Open Thread (8/22/16) [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

Although the Olympic Games have ended they are still fresh in our minds. Or at least fresh enough for an ONT entry or two. 80 years ago a young American by the name of Jesse Owens was on fire. Over the years people compare athletes of old to today's athletes. For example how would Owens hold up against today's track stars? It looks like Jesse Owens would be a medal contender in 2016.

Japan has 4 years to plan for the 2020 Olympic Games. Let's hope their PR agency has a better game plan than this.


If you have the proper equipment and most importantly the proper outlook the sky is the limit.

How the modern prosthetics industry was born.

Planning on a career in HR? Aspiring to be management? This may be the book you have been looking for. Pretty tame compared to Comrade Alinsky's book.


Tourism is big business. It is big business here, it is big business overseas. When one thinks of tourism in Scotland, Loch Ness comes to mind as do castles. The Carmichael House is an unusual tourist destination.

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The present Carmichael House, now ruined, was the seat of the family and the center of the barony. The regal, three-story mansion displayed the family’s crest – complete with broken spear. The estate enjoyed centuries of prosperity, and incorporated a curling pond for winter fun and an ornamental canal. Regal stone eagles watched over the east entrance. The estate also had its own church and a family mausoleum.

What makes Carmichael House an unusual destination is the ground's pet cemetery.


Chicago has a homicide epidemic on it's hands. The Chicago P.D. (under the auspices of Mayor Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste) is trying numerous things to bring the murder rate down. Of course gimmicks don't work.

Move over smokes, Ramen Noodles takes over as the #1 currency in the big house.

Sun streaking cold
An old man wandering lonely
Taking time
The only way he knows
Leg hurting bad,
As he bends to pick a dog end
Goes down to a bog to
Warm his feet

Dammit! There are no more dog ends left. But on the other hand, the old man's feet shouldn't be so cold.

Frankenstein meets Mexican cuisine.

Do you have a pickup truck? Sorry, you can't transform it into a submarine. I suppose you were just getting over your purchase of the Polaris Sub.

Obviously, since this puppy cost a whopping seven dollars (compared to the 10 and 50 cent items advertised), it had to be on the level. Living very near Lake St. Clair, Mary and I had all sorts of plans for our sub when it arrived – "we can sneak across to Canada without paying the toll!" Alas, chalk up one more childhood dream dashed; the "nuclear sub" was made of cardboard (which was shipped flat in a box and required assembly). The torpedo and rocket launchers? Rubber bands. I still can't decide which hurt most – the submarine that was water-soluble, or the parents who tsked and lectured "Maybe you've learned your lesson this time..."


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Educational fail. You think this is bad? Wait until college degrees are free. The fail is NFSW


Science. After last night's ONT your humble Open Blogger has concerns about this map and it's revelations.

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On this day in history, 1901 Cadillac Motor Company is founded. This of course led to a number of songs referencing Cadillacs.


Speaking of Aretha Franklin, her tour has been postponed due to health issues. Best wishes and a speedy recovery Ms Franklin.


World War II ended in 1945. The Greatest Generation and their Nazi counterparts are aging and dying. Meet the last Nazi Hunter


Tonight's ONT has been brought to by C-H-A-N-G-E.

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Comments

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1 Fist!

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 22, 2016 10:04 PM (xVgrA)

2 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12350

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 22, 2016 10:05 PM (vBeA5)

3 Thanks MisHum!

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 22, 2016 10:08 PM (xVgrA)

4 10th!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 22, 2016 10:08 PM (hVdx9)

5 I haven't been on all day and NOW everyone disappears?!?!?

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, knuckle dragging, mouth breathing, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moro at August 22, 2016 10:11 PM (xVgrA)

6 Watching bear grylls on nbc.

What the fuck happened to Courtney Cox...!

Posted by: H Badger at August 22, 2016 10:11 PM (+xIXD)

7 Early ONT! Awesome!

Posted by: Sixkiller...TEXIT at August 22, 2016 10:12 PM (y0er3)

8 5 I haven't been on all day and NOW everyone disappears?!?!?
Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, knuckle dragging, mouth breathing, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moro at August 22, 2016 10:11 PM (xVgrA)

Coincidence?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2016 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

9
Hello!

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 10:14 PM (5o5ek)

10 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 10:14 PM (EzgxV)

11 So BBCs come from the Congo. Knock me over with a feather.

Posted by: Bill at August 22, 2016 10:14 PM (rIJ/A)

12 Read the content and still in the top ten?!?

Posted by: Gem at August 22, 2016 10:14 PM (uaHyk)

13 I swear I showered this month!!!

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, bitter clinger, Moron in flyover TEXIT! at August 22, 2016 10:14 PM (xVgrA)

14
Chicago, on it's way to becoming Detroit II.

Unless Philadelphia or Bartimore takes the II spot.

Posted by: GlendanP. at August 22, 2016 10:14 PM (6Hkgs)

15 Missed by that much.

Posted by: Gem at August 22, 2016 10:15 PM (uaHyk)

16 Not eve gonna try for nine. Evening all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 22, 2016 10:15 PM (YLidQ)

17 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2016 10:16 PM (KCxzN)

18 18th

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 22, 2016 10:16 PM (xhqXI)

19 What is "not a brothel" now?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 10:16 PM (IqV8l)

20
I regret reading the contents.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ITS AND IT'S.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 10:16 PM (5o5ek)

21 Fine, I'm going to bed....kids started school today and now I'm busy and have to get up at 5 everyday.

Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, bitter clinger, Moron in flyover TEXIT! at August 22, 2016 10:17 PM (xVgrA)

22
I suppose you were just getting over your purchase of the Polaris Sub.


Mandatory:

Get a Life S1E20 - Neptune 2000

www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Gm1lc0BmE

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 22, 2016 10:17 PM (kdS6q)

23 Good evening

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:18 PM (uAvJJ)

24 The sprinter video was interesting.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 10:18 PM (sdi6R)

25 I've gotta stop reading the content if I want to be a contender!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 22, 2016 10:18 PM (wCEn4)

26 It's ok iforgot.
Or is it its?
Damn.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2016 10:18 PM (0tfLf)

27
Si, monkeys!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 22, 2016 10:18 PM (BK3ZS)

28 Will the Japanese have perfected their sexbot hookers by 2020. And if so will they rob you and steal your kidneys like the Rio hookers?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 22, 2016 10:18 PM (CDowr)

29

And Minnieapolis is in the middle of a blood feud between a black redneck cowboy sheriff who likes to drive armor through the 'hood to stir up stuff and a white bleeding heart liberal police chief who wants to do community outreach to lower tensions on the street.

Posted by: GlendanP. at August 22, 2016 10:20 PM (6Hkgs)

30 Will the Japanese have perfected their sexbot hookers by 2020. And if so will they rob you and steal your kidneys like the Rio hookers?
Posted by: Willy J.

No kidney stealing. But tentacles cost extra.

Posted by: Japanese Sexbots Ltd at August 22, 2016 10:20 PM (xhqXI)

31 What is "not a brothel" now?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 10:16 PM (IqV8l)

Is that the place the Feds took over in NV and went broke even though they could serve booze and provide "adult" services?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 22, 2016 10:20 PM (wCEn4)

32 Here's thinkin' of 'Retha Franklin -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipc9pL27krs

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 10:20 PM (EzgxV)

33
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TITS AND TIT'S


Its important two!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 22, 2016 10:22 PM (BK3ZS)

34 We regret to inform you that we are no longer a brothel.


Policy on pants is unchanged.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 22, 2016 10:22 PM (VdICR)

35 30
Will the Japanese have perfected their sexbot hookers by 2020. And if so
will they rob you and steal your kidneys like the Rio hookers?

Posted by: Willy J.



No kidney stealing. But tentacles cost extra.

Posted by: Japanese Sexbots Ltd at August 22, 2016 10:20 PM (xhqXI)


How much extra?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 10:22 PM (EzgxV)

36

It's has a astrophofy and its does not.

Anyone can see that.

Posted by: GlendanP. at August 22, 2016 10:22 PM (6Hkgs)

37 1. Please can Studio Ghibli help direct the opening ceremony? There were calls for Japan's most famous film studio

Unmittigated KUSOOOOOOOOO~!

Toho Studios is the most famous Japanese studio.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 22, 2016 10:22 PM (V3IFq)

38 It's has a astrophofy and its does not.

Anyone can see that.



Screencapped that.

Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 10:23 PM (qUNWi)

39 29: gotta go with the black redneck sheriff on this one.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 22, 2016 10:24 PM (KP5rU)

40 Using WalMart wifi today, noticed they've blocked the websites through which guns are sold and auctioned.

All the sites I saw blocked do biz with full legitimacy, requiring buyers and sellers to comply with federal and state laws.

Many WalMarts sell rifles and shotguns, and all of them sell ammo, including the caliber used in those (gasp) AR-type sporters.

They don't block access to Amazon, one of their biggest competitors.

Starbucks didn't block my online access to gunsamerica.com, so what's up with WalMart?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 22, 2016 10:24 PM (rIJ/A)

41 "astrophofy" may not be a word, but it should be!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 22, 2016 10:24 PM (wCEn4)

42 Howdy-pie, ONTy-poos.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 10:24 PM (9ym/8)

43 1 Fist!
Posted by: lindafell de spair -racist, redneck, sexist, bitter clinger, Moron in TEXIT! at August 22, 2016 10:04 PM

linda, is there something you'd like to share with the class?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:25 PM (hscyr)

44 How much extra?
Posted by: cthulhu

For The Old Ones? No charge.

Posted by: Japanese Sexbots Ltd at August 22, 2016 10:25 PM (xhqXI)

45 The CupUNT, has been around since they changed the name from North Texas State University.

They DID kill changing the name of the radio station, because K's start west of the Mississippi lol

Posted by: JarvisW at August 22, 2016 10:25 PM (txOvM)

46 Japan is perfectly capable of pulling off the Olympics as shown at Nagano so it's not like there's going to be much of an issue. Not to mention that whatever else you might say, the Japanese are clearly capable of putting on a proper show.









Also if that map is accurate I would apparently be right at home in West Africa.

Posted by: ravenshrike at August 22, 2016 10:25 PM (hbDI0)

47
And Minnieapolis is in the middle of a blood feud between a black redneck cowboy sheriff who likes to drive armor through the 'hood to stir up stuff and a white bleeding heart liberal police chief
-------------------

It's the white bleeding hearts. If large enough numbers of Brown, Black, and gay people proclaim themselves free of liberalism, those white bleeding hearts might calm down and quit bleeding.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 10:25 PM (5o5ek)

48 Every ONT mentions AceCorp LLC at the end. When is this company going public?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 22, 2016 10:26 PM (EUDLj)

49 What is the yahoo group name?

Posted by: Cheri at August 22, 2016 10:26 PM (TmVQX)

50 Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 22, 2016 10:24 PM (rIJ/A)

Sort of like sharia, one tiny little reasonable step at a time?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 22, 2016 10:26 PM (wCEn4)

51 Maybe they'll get that brothel going again with sexbots.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 22, 2016 10:26 PM (0mRoj)

52 "How much extra?"




How much you got on ya, boy?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 10:26 PM (9ym/8)

53 Milwaukee

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 10:26 PM (IqV8l)

54 concern status from unknown nic: noted

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:27 PM (hscyr)

55 What is "not a brothel" now?

A lobbying firm on K street.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:27 PM (FYrz1)

56 The CupUNT, has been around since they changed the name from North Texas State University.

They DID kill changing the name of the radio station, because K's start west of the Mississippi lol
Posted by: JarvisW at August 22, 2016 10:25 PM (txOvM)


They should petition to change the name to Northern University of Texas State.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:28 PM (FYrz1)

57 Well, if you could get a real nuclear submarine for $7.00, the Navy would have bought a bunch of them.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 10:29 PM (sdi6R)

58 What is "not a brothel" now?

A lobbying firm on K street.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:27 PM (FYrz1)



No, we're still negotiating the price!

Posted by: Eric Cantor at August 22, 2016 10:29 PM (wCEn4)

59 Chicago has a homicide epidemic on it's hands. The Chicago P.D. (under the auspices of Mayor Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste) is trying numerous things to bring the murder rate down. Of course gimmicks don't work.

I'm concerned that McCann won't approve. Deeply concerned.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 22, 2016 10:30 PM (R+30W)

60 They should petition to change the name to Northern University of Texas State.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile

I'm a fan of South Texas Franciscan University. I mention STFU in many online conversations.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 22, 2016 10:31 PM (xhqXI)

61 Konbanwa's y'all!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 22, 2016 10:31 PM (kP16F)

62 I'm concerned that McCann won't approve. Deeply concerned.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 22, 2016 10:30 PM (R+30W)

Your concern is

[x] Noted
[ ] Unimportant

Posted by: Sam at August 22, 2016 10:31 PM (wCEn4)

63 McCann had a lot of friends on this blog. It's unwise to get on his bad side

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 10:32 PM (6FqZa)

64 Bebe! How are you doing this evening?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:32 PM (FYrz1)

65 Hey, Ricardo.

Did you have any bad weather today? We had a nasty, heavy storm come through our area around 4:30. Flash floods and lots of wind. We were out at the time but fortunately didn't run into any hail.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 22, 2016 10:32 PM (nvMvs)

66 Who the hell is McCann? Some random troll?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:32 PM (uAvJJ)

67 McCann had a lot of friends on this blog. It's unwise to get on his bad side

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 10:32 PM (6FqZa)


I'm concerned that you used the past tense!

Posted by: Sam at August 22, 2016 10:33 PM (wCEn4)

68 Better fire up the TB3K. We seem to have a troll infestation.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:33 PM (+wXUr)

69 The only way to drive murders down is to have aggressive policing of minor crimes all the up to big crimes coupled with stop an frisk in high crime/high murder areas and locking up as many criminals for as long as possible.

Anything less is masturbation

Posted by: Kreplach at August 22, 2016 10:34 PM (7C/kB)

70 Who the hell is McCann? Some random troll?
Posted by: chemjeff

He's the new sheriff in town. Vitriol and tribalism are diseases and he's the cure.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 22, 2016 10:34 PM (xhqXI)

71 Be well all. I've enjoyed this place tonight, but I
missed the ONT last night on old fast food places. Anyone in N IL remember Prince Castles in IN thru N IL?

Pioneers in fast food, started in 1929. Earl Prince was the one that got Ray Kroc connected to the McDonalds Bros.

Kroc was a cup salesman until Prince had him selling the MultiMixer from PC. That's when he met the McDonald Bros.

You can find the whole story if you Google Prince Castles and one in a million. It's an interesting evolution.

Posted by: Farmer at August 22, 2016 10:34 PM (o/90i)

72 McCann had a lot of friends on this blog. It's unwise to get on his bad side

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 10:32 PM (6FqZa)


Bzzzt! Assumes a fact not in evidence.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:35 PM (oqkO3)

73 Sam Houston Institute of Technology

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2016 10:35 PM (KCxzN)

74 I'm a fan of South Texas Franciscan University. I mention STFU in many online conversations.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at August 22, 2016 10:31 PM (xhqXI)

Fontbonne University, St. Louis aka F U

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

75 In 1952, the roof was removed from the main building in order to lower the taxes against the property.
The joys or property/estate taxes. Woohoo!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2016 10:35 PM (LdMbv)

76 14 >> Chicago, on it's way to becoming Detroit II.

Actually, GlendanP, Detroit is a weak third in the homicide per capita race to the bottom --

St. Louis is #1! at 88.something. And Memphis is #2 (nods sagely) at 86.something. Detroit is a mere 83.4. Birmingham AL is close to Detroit in the rankings at #4.

PS Thanks Mis Hum for the most excellent ONT.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2016 10:36 PM (gyKtp)

77 [This is a common problem with all the youth - distraction. Don't forget to leave a tip. ]


I watched Trump's speech at Akron. WOW has he improved. He's using a teleprompter but he still sounds like Trump! He's doing homework (or he's letting someone on his team do homework) and he's working the day's news into his larger points about Hillary's crookedness and her danger to the country. If Hillary is banking on him losing his shit at the debates, she may be in for a disappointment.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 10:36 PM (5o5ek)

78 Sam Houston Institute of Technology

That was the joke in the ho-hum Justin Long movie "Accepted".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

79 64 Bebe! How are you doing this evening?
Posted by: Colorado Alex In

Meh. Better than this morning though. How are you doing?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:36 PM (+wXUr)

80 I never got the nuclear sub in the mail, but I did blow some money on Sea Monkeys, the hypno-coin, the "instant money machine", and those @#$!@#! X-Ray specs.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 10:37 PM (rJUlF)

81 Nothing screams community outreach like a 100 million dollar choo choo train for east side liberal milwaukeeans while northwest side blacks are shooting each other and the mayor downsized the police force...

Posted by: H Badger at August 22, 2016 10:37 PM (+xIXD)

82 75 In 1952, the roof was removed from the main building in order to lower the taxes against the property.
The joys or property/estate taxes. Woohoo!
Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2016 10:35 PM (LdMbv)


Sounds like the prototype of Detroit.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

83 Who the hell is McCann?

2B for the Twins, '89-'90. .167 lifetime average. Sells used Buicks in Duluth now

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2016 10:38 PM (KCxzN)

84 I've read that a cigarette filter (cellulose acetate fibre) can take up to 10 years to decompose in the environment...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (kP16F)

85 "Did you have any bad weather today? We had a nasty, heavy storm come through our area around 4:30. Flash floods and lots of wind. "


I'm a the ranch right now. We only got like .5 but it was a downpour. Frog-strangler. Lot's of noise.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (9ym/8)

86 Yes bebe how are you? You have been ill lately?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (uAvJJ)

87 80 I never got the nuclear sub in the mail, but I did blow some money on Sea Monkeys, the hypno-coin, the "instant money machine", and those @#$!@#! X-Ray specs.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 10:37 PM (rJUlF

I so wanted that sub. Mom & Dad said NO!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (voOPb)

88 They should petition to change the name to Northern University of Texas State.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:28 PM (FYrz1)


We at the South Harmon Institute of Technology approve of this change!

Posted by: Don Q. at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (qf6WZ)

89 Open Letter to Leeches:


People on welfare please stop stealing from me. I have been working for the last 30 plus years. I have never received any kind of Government "benefit" but I have had hundreds of thousands of dollars I earned seized from me in "taxes" and given to you. Isn't it enough? Will it ever be enough?

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (Y/5qL)

90 I wasn't dumb enough to buy any of that shit, Whitebread, but I have bought some pretty godawful videogames and books.

Never, ever preorder. Especially games.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 10:40 PM (6FqZa)

91 I thought Chicago was Baghdad on the Chicago River?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 10:40 PM (t22Cv)

92 86 Yes bebe how are you? You have been ill lately?
Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (uAvJJ)

Either picked up a 24hr bug or food poisoning. Nothing major, just feel like ass.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:40 PM (+wXUr)

93
Who the hell is McCann? Some random troll?
Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:32 PM (uAvJJ)
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Previous thread I believe. The trolls are now giving themselves names like 1970s tv detectives.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 10:40 PM (5o5ek)

94 Those goddamned cardboard subs scared off many a potential customer later in life.

Posted by: the Franklin Mint at August 22, 2016 10:40 PM (2+wt8)

95 I've read that a cigarette filter (cellulose acetate fibre) can take up to 10 years to decompose in the environment...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (kP16F)


The nicotine probably discourages bacteria and insects that might like to nosh on the fibre.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:41 PM (oqkO3)

96 YOU'RE IN LUCK. WE'RE STILL A BROTHEL.

Posted by: Fredo's Place at August 22, 2016 10:41 PM (tlBbB)

97 I don't know about Pokemon Go for tokyo 2020, but if Duck Hunt isn't an official event, maybe we can at least get some professional Zelda cosplayers handing out medals.

Or a Zentraedi ringer in the decathalon.

Or Akira.

Posted by: Demona at August 22, 2016 10:41 PM (3Liv/)

98 McCann was a fish-out-of-water Texas cop, played by Dennis Franz, who relocated to NYC, and was often seen riding his horse through the streets of Manhattan while his long-suffering boss was heard to mutter "McCleod!"

Uh, wait...

*shuffles through notes*

Lemme get back to you...

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 22, 2016 10:41 PM (z8MyO)

99 83 Who the hell is McCann?

2B for the Twins, '89-'90. .167 lifetime average. Sells used Buicks in Duluth now

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2016 10:38 PM (KCxzN)


Damn relatives....

Posted by: Hub McCann at August 22, 2016 10:41 PM (qf6WZ)

100 Is McCann here? I share his deep concerns.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 10:41 PM (gK1U8)

101 The Baptist University of South Texas would like to note their opposition to all you perverts and your sordid names!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:42 PM (FYrz1)

102 Either picked up a 24hr bug or food poisoning. Nothing major, just feel like ass.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:40 PM (+wXUr)

Well I am sorry you aren't feeling so well. But perhaps feeling up some ass might improve your mood!



Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:42 PM (uAvJJ)

103 Chicago has a homicide epidemic on it's hands.>>>

How can that be I saw a story on the FBI's most dangerous cities and Chicago didn't make the list.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jg7znss link to Daily Mail

Not that the MSM would lie to us.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 22, 2016 10:42 PM (CDowr)

104 Those goddamned cardboard subs scared off many a potential customer later in life.


Next thing they're going to tell me is that x-ray specs don't let you see through women's clothing. Er, I mean skin and walls and stuff.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2016 10:42 PM (tlBbB)

105 Texas Institute of Technology.

Posted by: Alum at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (zeRiI)

106 If Hillary is banking on him losing his shit at the debates, she may be in for a disappointment.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 10:36 PM (5o5ek)



I'm beginning to think Hillary will never let the debates happen unless the Donald has to wear a shock collar (controlled by Candy Crowley) to make it "fair"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (wCEn4)

107 Zentradi - 50ft hurdles, no biggy

Akira? Be more worried about Tetsuo!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (t22Cv)

108 The Frontier University of Central Kansas is horrified by your obscene university name suggestions!

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (uAvJJ)

109 40 Using WalMart wifi today, noticed they've blocked the websites through which guns are sold and auctioned.

All the sites I saw blocked do biz with full legitimacy, requiring buyers and sellers to comply with federal and state laws.

Many WalMarts sell rifles and shotguns, and all of them sell ammo, including the caliber used in those (gasp) AR-type sporters.

They don't block access to Amazon, one of their biggest competitors.

Starbucks didn't block my online access to gunsamerica.com, so what's up with WalMart?
Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 22, 2016 10:24 PM (rIJ/A)

They're WithHer now.

Posted by: Bernette at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (3LwCF)

110 Sounds like someone needs my 'what every boy needs to know to be a Man speech'...

Posted by: Hub McCann at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (qf6WZ)

111 The Baptist University of South Texas would like to note their opposition to all you perverts and your sordid names!
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile

Seconded!

Posted by: Tennessee Institute of Technology at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (xhqXI)

112 Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe it's been that long!

Link in nic to my blog site, if anyone wants to see a short video....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (Saqzi)

113
Denver Institute of Culinary Technology.

Posted by: GlendanP. at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (6Hkgs)

114 The College of Central Kansas stands firm against such outlandish behavior!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (FYrz1)

115 People on welfare please stop stealing from me. I have been working for the last 30 plus years. I have never received any kind of Government "benefit" but I have had hundreds of thousands of dollars I earned seized from me in "taxes" and given to you. Isn't it enough? Will it ever be enough?
Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 10:39 PM (Y/5qL)

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FYI, they don't care. Or worse, they take delight in getting your money.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (IVpCf)

116 I'm watching car and car/pedestrian crashes in Russia.
Retarded drivers + retarded pedestrians = lots of death. (Apologies to the mentally handicapped.)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (hVdx9)

117 Southern Louisville University of Technology is now accepting applications!

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (uAvJJ)

118 @89

NO!

Posted by: People on welfare telling you to work harder citizen at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (7C/kB)

119 McCann had a pretty good run in the '70s doing commercials for Right Guard and Alka-Seltzer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (tlBbB)

120 43 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy

bbd, you were right about the Siberian corpse roast being done due to smallpox DNA fragments found, vs what I wrongly recalled was a polio issue. From the Book thread Sunday.

That's right folks, corpses unthawing from the permafrost may be capable of transmitting smallpox, the only disease on Earth ever fully eradicated. Until now.

Well, that and the live samples that both the US and Russia have on hand...

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (gyKtp)

121 Nazi Hunter! Where? WHERE?

Posted by: Herr Soros at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (AqGUd)

122 I enjoyed watching the Olympics when they were in Los Angeles and Barcelona. Now - I don't know. Seems too much like it's all part of an attempt to inflate China's significance.

It'd be nice if the Refugees would host the games for once.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (EUDLj)

123 Missed it by * * that much.

Posted by: Tennessee Institute of Technology at August 22, 2016 10:45 PM (xhqXI)

124 112 Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe it's been that long!

Link in nic to my blog site, if anyone wants to see a short video....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (Saqzi)

congrats!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2016 10:45 PM (voOPb)

125 102 But perhaps feeling up some ass might improve your mood!
Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:42 PM (uAvJJ)

Definitely not up for what that would lead to what that would lead to.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:45 PM (+wXUr)

126 Bebes, let ChemJeff cook for you. No bug will survive... nor will the food.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 10:45 PM (t22Cv)

127 Wisconsin University for Social Sciences.

Posted by: Alum at August 22, 2016 10:46 PM (zeRiI)

128 101 The Baptist University of South Texas would like to note their opposition to all you perverts and your sordid names!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:42 PM (FYrz1)


and your Brothers in the Lord at the Baptist University of Tyler Texas would like to join you in your outrage!

Posted by: Don Q. at August 22, 2016 10:46 PM (qf6WZ)

129
Zaynesville Institute of Transportation Systems.

Posted by: GlendanP. at August 22, 2016 10:46 PM (6Hkgs)

130 Evenin Horde oh Plenty...

Once met a gentleman who's worked for the VA outta Walter Reed fitting Veterans with prosthetics for over 55 years.

He started there in early Vietnam and was workin up into his 80's thru the WOT. (As of 2yrs ago, he was still at it)

He lost his legs, (both below knee), stealin coal from a train as a 12yr old. Slipped while tryin to escape and that was that. A few years later, Newly elected Senator Byrd got him a scholarship/work study at the Hanger Center/Plant in Charleston. He turned out to have a gift for findin the correct "fit" for those in need.

He shared that he'd been to numerous war torn countries over the years. Especially those with heavy land mine usage. Africa, Central America to name but two.
He essentially established the modern prosthetics industry in the 80's in Central America during the Cintra years.

I don't think I've ever met someone who has improved the quality of life for more people the world over than this guy.

He was so matter of fact an humble, that he left me in awe. Truly my pleasure to meet someone like that.

The Human Spirit can Overcome. Examples abound if we only take the time to see them.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (zYOhH)

131 I had the pleasure of shaking Jesse Owens' hand once.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (rwI+c)

132 Akron. WOW has he improved. He's using a teleprompter but he still sounds like Trump! He's doing homework (or he's letting someone on his team do homework) and he's working the day's news into his larger points about Hillary's crookedness and her danger to the country. If Hillary is banking on him losing his shit at the debates, she may be in for a disappointment.

Was Kasich outside crying?

Posted by: Bernette at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (3LwCF)

133 This fall on CBS... Douche McCann: Private Dick.

A Quinn Martin Production.

Posted by: tv time machine at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (LdMbv)

134 Hola all.

I really need a different job. This place sucks.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (heN73)

135 GnuBreed don't forget those corpses unearthed from the Canadian permafrost that still had the Spanish Influenza in them. Hopefully the CDC is guarding those samples carefully.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 10:48 PM (t22Cv)

136 " Texas Institute of Technology."


We see what you did there.


WASWYDT?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 22, 2016 10:48 PM (9ym/8)

137 GnuBreed don't forget those corpses unearthed from the Canadian permafrost that still had the Spanish Influenza in them. Hopefully the CDC is guarding those samples carefully.


It's government. We have nothing to worry about.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2016 10:48 PM (tlBbB)

138 It'd be nice if the Refugees would host the games for once.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (EUDLj)


You'd need "refugee-specific" events. Maybe the hundred-meter freestyle rape race. Or the "athletes' Village Smash derby".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:49 PM (oqkO3)

139 The Christian University of Central Kentucky is going to just sit on the sidelines and hear tales of what happened.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:49 PM (FYrz1)

140 Great I'm in a hotel facing the Interstate outside of Chicago, I think I won't be getting much sleep.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 10:49 PM (IVpCf)

141 >>>The College of Central Kansas stands firm against such outlandish behavior!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:44 PM (FYrz1)<<<

Bob Dole is really excited someone mentioned Bob Dole's Alma mater. Bob Dole... Bob... Dole.

Posted by: Bob Dole at August 22, 2016 10:49 PM (H9MG5)

142 133 This fall on CBS... Douche McCann: Private Dick.
A Quinn Martin Production.

Posted by: tv time machine at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (LdMbv)


More like Public Dick...

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 10:50 PM (gK1U8)

143 ChemJeff cook for you. No bug will survive... nor will the food.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 10:45 PM (t22Cv)

If the stories are true, neither would I. If Chemmie didn't have takeout, I don't know if he'd survive.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:51 PM (hscyr)

144 The Maetenblog continues to have no new content since 8/16.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 10:51 PM (EzgxV)

145 Teresa that is a terrific video, I am so happy for you,, happy anniversary!!!

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:51 PM (uAvJJ)

146 Stacy Keach is John McCann.

Coming this fall to CBS.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 22, 2016 10:51 PM (rwI+c)

147 Isn't it enough? Will it ever be enough?

Posted by: cm9000
________

Nope. Never.

Notice that they never have a number - just "more."

My tax plan (if elected) would be a flat income tax rate of 72% which would remain in effect and unchanged for 72 years.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (EUDLj)

148 You'd need "refugee-specific" events. Maybe the hundred-meter freestyle rape race. Or the "athletes' Village Smash derby".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:49 PM (oqkO3)


Don't forget the Synchronized Group Grope.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (gK1U8)

149 135 >> Hopefully the CDC is guarding those samples carefully.

Posted by: Anna Puma

Don't worry, we have top men working on that.

Top. Men.

Posted by: The CDC at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (gyKtp)

150 WTF? http://tinyurl.com/h2o9pzc

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (zeRiI)

151 Akira? Be more worried about Tetsuo!!!!!!!
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Worried, yes.

But I can't see anyone getting him to sign the obligatory mascot contract or show up to pressers on time/not exploding.

Akira has they advantage of having a pocket dimension full of facilities that could be used for sporting events if there are any construction issues (or Godzilla), at least if I understood the last ten minutes of the movie.

I also look forward to the Metroid-themed restrooms.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (3Liv/)

152 The Maetenblog continues to have no new content since 8/16.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 10:51 PM (EzgxV)


So he is taking a well-deserved vacation from blogging. Good on him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (oqkO3)

153 With all the Hollwood remakes and reboots and all that shit why don't they ever remake NightStalker?


Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 10:53 PM (qUNWi)

154 138 You'd need "refugee-specific" events. Maybe the hundred-meter freestyle rape race. Or the "athletes' Village Smash derby".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:49 PM (

CarBQ for the opening ceremony?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 10:54 PM (hscyr)

155 Great I'm in a hotel facing the Interstate outside of Chicago, I think I won't be getting much sleep.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 10:49 PM (IVpCf)


What interstate? 90? 294? 88?

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 10:54 PM (Y/5qL)

156 Also, Anna, did you know that gun violence is a top health concern of ours?

Zika, not so much.

Posted by: The CDC at August 22, 2016 10:54 PM (gyKtp)

157 I had the pleasure of shaking Jesse Owens' hand once.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (rwI+c)

That wasn't my hand.

Posted by: Jesse Owens at August 22, 2016 10:54 PM (AqGUd)

158 eleven, coming soon to a theater near you - Blair Witch Project remake.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 10:55 PM (t22Cv)

159 McCann?

Isn't he the guy that owns the WWE?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 22, 2016 10:55 PM (kTZOh)

160 WTF? http://tinyurl.com/h2o9pzc

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (zeRiI)


That's a hell of a way to dust for cooties.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:56 PM (oqkO3)

161 Re Prosthetics. Just because some of us are too short to sastify a woman without help doesn't mean you have to rub it in our faces.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 22, 2016 10:56 PM (DW+jj)

162 Teresa- loved the video. Congratulations!

Posted by: Cheri at August 22, 2016 10:56 PM (TmVQX)

163 What interstate? 90? 294? 88?

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90 I guess runs through Lake Forest.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 10:57 PM (IVpCf)

164 They did remake Kolchak: The Night Stalker with a young, well-dressed handsome guy playing Kolchak that, oddly enough, only lasted 10 episodes.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2016 10:57 PM (LdMbv)

165 CDC, the idiots who gave themselves anthrax and shipped live Avian Flu to other facilities. I am so totes reassured.

*starts pondering reading The Last Centurion again. Or The Stand.*

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 10:57 PM (t22Cv)

166 83 Who the hell is McCann?

2B for the Twins, '89-'90. .167 lifetime average. Sells used Buicks in Duluth now
Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2016 10:38 PM (KCxzN)


I had to look it up. There have actually been four McCanns who have played major league baseball, two of which were active in 2015 and may still be.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/M/Pmccag101.htm
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/M/Pmccae101.htm
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/M/Pmccab002.htm
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/M/Pmccaj001.htm

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 10:57 PM (sdi6R)

167 Fayetteville Academic Research & Technical School.
Passing students every day!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2016 10:57 PM (0tfLf)

168 111
The Baptist University of South Texas would like to note their opposition to all you perverts and your sordid names!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile



Seconded!

Posted by: Tennessee Institute of Technology at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (xhqXI)


The Texas University of Science and Humanities would like you to meet our Chancellor, Billy Gibbons, at our campus in La Grange.....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 10:58 PM (EzgxV)

169 This movie is going to bomb worse than Ghostbusters (2016):

http://tinyurl.com/z5qonrg

"Is that a gun in your pocket?" looks worse than that other modern Lysistrata rip-off, "Chi-Raq".

btw, I think that old hag who says "fuck their 'liberty'" is actually Hillary Clinton herself; the film crew saw her wondering around on set (drunk) and just filmed her ranting about the vast right-wing conspiracy.

Nah, that isn't Hillary because that old woman is walking around unassisted, .

Posted by: Thrawn at August 22, 2016 10:58 PM (cC/ZB)

170 Trans Western Agriculural Tech

Posted by: wooga at August 22, 2016 10:58 PM (Ec2eS)

171 153 With all the Hollwood remakes and reboots and all that shit why don't they ever remake NightStalker?

-------------
Speaking of which I heard Leonardo DiCaprio is going to remake Citizen Kane.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 10:59 PM (IVpCf)

172 And the Franklin University of Central Kentucky is here to propagate Education!

Posted by: Don Q. at August 22, 2016 10:59 PM (qf6WZ)

173 I love Victorville University's Licensing and Vocational Annex.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:59 PM (FYrz1)

174 Just jumping in for a second, but the Hitler bio by Kershaw says Hitler wasn't supposed to shake any medalists' hands in '32. But he did early on, and then not doing so became awkward or remarked upon. There's no doubt about his racial animus towards Owens and all black athletes there
, but apparently the handshake thing was a protocol screw-up and not specifically or just about Owens.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 10:59 PM (QDnY+)

175 Tokyo 2020 Olympics will also host a special edition of Ninja Warrior I bet...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (t22Cv)

176 eleven, coming soon to a theater near you - Blair Witch Project remake.


hah

It's funny cause it's true.

Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (qUNWi)

177
With all the Hollwood remakes and reboots and all that shit why don't they ever remake NightStalker?
Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 10:53 PM


They did

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (IqV8l)

178 Southwest Louisiana Union Theological Seminary will never allow itself to be tainted by any coffee cups!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (kTZOh)

179 90 I guess runs through Lake Forest.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 10:57 PM (IVpCf)


Sounds like you're by 94 if your in Lake Forest.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (Y/5qL)

180 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 22, 2016 11:01 PM (T/cxb)

181 'WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS IS NO LONGER A BROTHEL'

It was something I said, wasn't it??

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:02 PM (OKox0)

182 112 Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe it's been that long!



Link in nic to my blog site, if anyone wants to see a short video....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (Saqzi)




Congratulations!!! And hoping the next 36 are just as happy!

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 11:02 PM (EzgxV)

183 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:02 PM (OKox0)

184 They did remake Kolchak: The Night Stalker with a young, well-dressed handsome guy playing Kolchak that, oddly enough, only lasted 10 episodes.


See....this is why Hollywood just doesn't fucking get it.

How can you fuck up Kolchak?

Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:02 PM (qUNWi)

185 re the armless archer --

Here's video of an armless guy shooting and reloading his .45 auto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlMz2sCDCA4

So we have the answers -- longbow and .45 acp.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2016 11:02 PM (gyKtp)

186 Sounds like you're by 94 if your in Lake Forest.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (Y/5qL)

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Whatever the hell it is they need to reformulate the asphalt to absorb sound.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:03 PM (IVpCf)

187 I had the pleasure of shaking Jesse Owens' hand once.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!

Heh, thats nothing!

I had his CHILDREN!!

Posted by: Brian Williams at August 22, 2016 11:04 PM (txOvM)

188 Jesse Owens was a truly great American.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (OKox0)

189 Whatever the hell it is they need to reformulate the asphalt to absorb sound.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:03 PM (IVpCf)


Might be fresh seal-coat. Where they put down a thin layer of tar, and then roll fine rock chips into it. Makes for a very noisy surface.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (oqkO3)

190 Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe it's been that long!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (Saqzi)



That's a great video and a terrific family. And that's real dedication sticking together to 36 years. Congratulations!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (tlBbB)

191 no one even mentioned the Central Louisiana Institute for Technology Studies?

It's like I don't know you people anymore

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (KCxzN)

192 "They were just about yoga and stuff," she Hillsplained.

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (zeRiI)

193 Todd Marinovich has gone full Ryan Leaf. Take note, Manziel:


http://tinyurl.com/jbwbuoc

Posted by: Country Singer at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (GUBah)

194 I remember Kolchak fondly as I kid. Kolchak and Kojak, and I wondered if that was some sort of play on Kojak's name.

Who was the actor who played Kolchak? Hell, I can look it up as good as anyone, but I've seen him a lot in the MeTV lineup, I think.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 22, 2016 11:06 PM (DW+jj)

195
Was Kasich outside crying?
Posted by: Bernette at August 22, 2016 10:47 PM (3LwCF)
-----------------

HA, Kasich, now there's a memory. He springs to my mind randomly every now and then, like the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:06 PM (5o5ek)

196 How can you fuck up Kolchak?
Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:02 PM (qUNWi)


Apparently people aren't into supernatural shows these days.

Posted by: Sam and Dean Winchester at August 22, 2016 11:06 PM (FYrz1)

197 See....this is why Hollywood just doesn't fucking get it.

How can you fuck up Kolchak?
Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:02 PM (qUNWi)

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Nightstalker is great if your 10 and sneak down to watch the late late show for your nightmare fuel.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:06 PM (IVpCf)

198 Darren McGavin was Kolchak

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2016 11:06 PM (KCxzN)

199 Posted by: Country Singer at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (GUBah)


sounds like he's been around the needle a few times

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 11:06 PM (uAvJJ)

200 I have a list of candidates to send the UNT mugs to: Hillary, Andrea Mitchell, Megyn Kelly, The Oprah, Dr. Snyderman, Big Sis, . . .

Posted by: Locke Common at August 22, 2016 11:06 PM (I6Am+)

201 The guy from Better Call Saul would have made a great Kolchak.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at August 22, 2016 11:07 PM (AqGUd)

202 >>>Who was the actor who played Kolchak?

Darren McCann.

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:07 PM (zeRiI)

203 152
The Maetenblog continues to have no new content since 8/16.



Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 10:51 PM (EzgxV)





So he is taking a well-deserved vacation from blogging. Good on him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 10:52 PM (oqkO3)


Yup. Amazingly well-deserved. But I'm keeping an eye out over there 'cause I know what he's capable of and respect it.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 11:08 PM (EzgxV)

204 You know, "They We're Expendable" is on AMC right now...

It got me to thinkin about "The GreatestYears of Our Lives".....

And Harold Russell.

H/T

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 22, 2016 11:08 PM (zYOhH)

205 Let he who has never woken up in a strangers yard, while naked and carrying drugs, cast the first stone.

Posted by: Sam and Dean Winchester at August 22, 2016 11:08 PM (FYrz1)

206 Next thing they're going to tell me is that x-ray specs don't let you see through women's clothing. Er, I mean skin and walls and stuff.

"Pink"

Posted by: Superman at August 22, 2016 11:08 PM (brIR5)

207 You're a great American.

Posted by: Sean Vannity at August 22, 2016 11:08 PM (Tyii7)

208 If Hillary is banking on him losing his shit at the debates, she may be in for a disappointment.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 10:36 PM (5o5ek)

Shhh, she's sleeping and we don't want to worry her.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:09 PM (kXoT0)

209 Might be fresh seal-coat. Where they put down a thin
layer of tar, and then roll fine rock chips into it. Makes for a very
noisy surface.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (oqkO3)


We are talking about Illinois where we spend three dollars per mile of road to any other states one dollar.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:09 PM (Y/5qL)

210 Darren McGavin. Just as I suspected his IMDB filmography sheet is impressive. I see he died in 2006 at 83.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 22, 2016 11:09 PM (DW+jj)

211 I like the latest meme I've seen spoofing the Hillary symbol and the With Her slogan

I'm With=>Herd

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (kXoT0)

212 Hillary will definitely be trying to press Donald's buttons at the debates.

"Hey, is that yer real hair or did a possum die on yo' head?" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (OKox0)

213 The commenters at IMDB on the remake (both pro and con) were opining that it was more like the X-Files (2nd & 3rd season according to one) than the original show.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (LdMbv)

214 174
Hitler wasn't supposed to shake any medalists' hands in '32.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 10:59 PM (QDnY+)


Well, since the '32 Olympics were held in Los Angeles and Hitler wasn't yet in office, I guess not.

The athletes would have been all like, "Who is that guy with the funny mustache and why is he trying to shake everybody's hand?"

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

215 "I just didn't want to carry two cellphones," she Hillsplained.

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (zeRiI)

216 Might be fresh seal-coat. Where they put down a thin layer of tar, and then roll fine rock chips into it. Makes for a very noisy surface.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (oqkO3)

-------

Actually, I think it is a concrete road.

Now I have an idea to start a Kickstarter campaign to make noise absorbing roads, I should get a lot of suckers, sorry, I mean investors.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (IVpCf)

217 189 Whatever the hell it is they need to reformulate the asphalt to absorb sound.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:03 PM (IVpCf)


Might be fresh seal-coat. Where they put down a thin layer of tar, and then roll fine rock chips into it. Makes for a very noisy surface.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:05 PM (oqkO3)

++++

I'm usually not all that taken with recycling. It's just not my religion. But, those freeways they make using recycled tires are impressive. Smooth ride and quiet.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (R+30W)

218 Yeah.... I'm done beating up on Marinovich and Leaf.


Don't have the heart for it.


Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (qUNWi)

219 McGavin was a good kid

Posted by: Zombie Abe Vigoda at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (KCxzN)

220 More pillows, dammit.

Posted by: Ready For R. R. Hillary!!11!! at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (Tyii7)

221 That ramen article was a bit depressing. Yes, I realize incarceration isn't supposed to be a good time, but I do have a problem with the apparently deliberate under feeding and using food that isn't fit for human consumption.

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

222 If there's any Metallica fans that haven't paid much attention to them since Justice or the Black album, they released a new song called Hardwired last week. It's pretty good and worth a listen.

Posted by: JROD at August 22, 2016 11:11 PM (wnwJC)

223 Happy Anniversary Teresa!!

Hi Blanco!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 11:11 PM (hscyr)

224 The only Kolchak I remember was the Whites' commander in the Russian Civil War, and I watched a lot of TV back in the day.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:12 PM (QDnY+)

225 187 I had the pleasure of shaking Jesse Owens' hand once.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!

Heh, thats nothing!

I had his CHILDREN!!
Posted by: Brian Williams at August 22, 2016 11:04 PM (txOvM

**snorts**

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2016 11:12 PM (voOPb)

226 '32 Adolf wasn't even in power yet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 11:12 PM (t22Cv)

227
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (Saqzi)


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

That's really sweet.

Rebecca was born in 2011? (see 2:52)

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (5o5ek)

228 198 Darren McGavin was Kolchak
Posted by: AltonJackson at Aug

Didn't he do his XFiles episode as Kolchak?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (hscyr)

229 176 eleven, coming soon to a theater near you - Blair Witch Project remake.


hah

It's funny cause it's true.
Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (qUNWi)

It's a sequel, not a remake.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

230 221 That ramen article was a bit depressing. Yes, I realize incarceration isn't supposed to be a good time, but I do have a problem with the apparently deliberate under feeding and using food that isn't fit for human consumption.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2016 11:11 PM (0m dont Roj)

They eat good don't believe they don't.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (voOPb)

231 Happy Anniversary, Teresa and hubby.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (kXoT0)

232 We're living in interesting times. Susan Sarandon seems likely to vote for the Republican, while Mark Levin seems likely to vote for the Democrat.

This song seems fitting...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCy0tyBJKlw

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (0OG8D)

233 224 The only Kolchak I remember was the Whites' commander in the Russian Civil War, and I watched a lot of TV back in the day.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:12 PM (QDnY+)

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Strelnikov.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:14 PM (IVpCf)

234 Japan has 4 years to plan for the 2020 Olympic Games. Let's hope their PR agency has a better game plan than this.





_____________

Tentacle sex imagery in the opening ceremony - it is the only way to out-do Brazil.



Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:14 PM (P/kVC)

235 rickl, correction accepted ... Meant '36, obviously. Just thought it mildly interesting trivia about the famous Owens handshake story.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:14 PM (QDnY+)

236 I was Kowalski.

Posted by: Zombie Telly Savalas at August 22, 2016 11:15 PM (Tyii7)

237 The Hitler Olympics were in '36.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:15 PM (Y/5qL)

238 Oh a sequel... well since I was laughing through the first I think I'll pass on the second.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 11:15 PM (t22Cv)

239 108 The Frontier University of Central Kansas is horrified by your obscene university name suggestions!
Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (uAvJJ)

-----
heh. FRIENDS University of Central Kansas was a inter-league rival of ours.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at August 22, 2016 11:16 PM (CmpB+)

240 Japan will definitely be better prepared for the Olympics than Brazil was.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:16 PM (0OG8D)

241 qdpsteve - I think she'll try and will regret it. Trump can pull some real zingers off the cuff.

Posted by: Cheri at August 22, 2016 11:16 PM (TmVQX)

242 It's a sequel, not a remake.

Damn...I thought that was a joke.

45 minutes into Blair Witch I was rooting for the witch.

Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:16 PM (qUNWi)

243 Kowalski.
Posted by: Zombie Telly Savalas at August 22, 2016 11:15 PM (Tyii7)

Thought that was Marlon Brando

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (hscyr)

244 Wonder if I should send a thank you note to Terry McAuliffe and the Roanoke Democrat party?

http://tinyurl.com/jecb5sz

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (kTZOh)

245 Japan will definitely be better prepared for the Olympics than Brazil was.

Yes.

Posted by: Mothra at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (Tyii7)

246 Japan will definitely be better prepared for the Olympics than Brazil was.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:16 PM (0OG8D)

I think I could decide to hold the Olympics in my backyard and be just as prepared as Brazil.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (kXoT0)

247 Whatever the hell it is they need to reformulate the asphalt to absorb sound.>>>

You sure you are not on cement? They put grooves in the surface to help with water and ice that makes it loud.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (CDowr)

248 I probably posted this before, but I thought it would be fun to repeat:

**Top 5 Slogans You Don't Want To See Outside The Motel You're Staying In**

5. "No shirt, no shoes, no problem"

4. "Our rooms include everything you need to make quality meth"

3. "Amazing cable package, including the best in Afghani porno and fetish films"

2. "Come see the incredible world's largest roach"

1. "As seen on last week's episode of 'Breaking Bad'"

(And a bonus entry

"We guarantee the hooker you find in your mattress will still be pretty or your next night's stay is free!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (OKox0)

249 saw some pictures on the internet toay where the reason the fab wears those parade float bulap bags is to hide her catheter and bag.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (KP5rU)

250 221
That ramen article was a bit depressing. Yes, I realize incarceration
isn't supposed to be a good time, but I do have a problem with the
apparently deliberate under feeding and using food that isn't fit for
human consumption.

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


If you read between the lines, it's the body builder types that want it, for the extra calories. You have to eat more if you're a workout fiend trying to bulk up.

That said, I'm all for prison reform. They've become Crime College, where a person goes in a bumbling, soft amateur and comes out a hardened thug. Some changes obviously have to be made.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (HalrA)

251 "Japan has 4 years to plan for the 2020 Olympic Games. Let's hope their PR agency has a better game plan than this."

I have a better idea, Round-Eyes.

How about we host the Olympic Games in the Chinese province of Formosa? We did some large-scale "renovations" there a few years ago, which cleared out a large area where we can place Olympic gyms and pools and such...

Posted by: Chi-Coms, post 9-Dash-Line War at August 22, 2016 11:18 PM (cC/ZB)

252 Cheri, agreed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:18 PM (OKox0)

253 Now I have an idea to start a Kickstarter campaign to make noise absorbing roads, I should get a lot of suckers, sorry, I mean investors.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:10 PM (IVpCf)


Two inches of fresh, wet snow makes for a real quiet road, aside from the occasional loud crunch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:18 PM (oqkO3)

254 I think I will watch "Olympia" on tube. And yes, the film covers the '36 Olympics, or so I've heard, somewhere.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:19 PM (QDnY+)

255 5. "No shirt, no shoes, no problem"



4. "Our rooms include everything you need to make quality meth"



3. "Amazing cable package, including the best in Afghani porno and fetish films"



2. "Come see the incredible world's largest roach"



1. "As seen on last week's episode of 'Breaking Bad'"



(And a bonus entry



"We guarantee the hooker you find in your mattress will still be pretty or your next night's stay is free!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (OKox0)

"Ask about our special weekly and hourly rates"

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:19 PM (P/kVC)

256 Maybe Japan will have a Hentai theme to the Olympics.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 22, 2016 11:19 PM (DW+jj)

257 Burnt Toast, LOL. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:19 PM (OKox0)

258 The CupUNT, has been around since they changed the name from North Texas State University.

They DID kill changing the name of the radio station, because K's start west of the Mississippi lol
Posted by: JarvisW at August 22, 2016 10:25 PM (txOvM)

They should petition to change the name to Northern University of Texas State.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 10:28 PM (FYrz1)

Heh.. and remember, its some idiot student that figured this out.. TWENTY YEARS after the name change!! lol

Tho, I'm sure it was already joked about for 19.999 yrs before him.

idgits

Posted by: Brian Williams at August 22, 2016 11:19 PM (txOvM)

259 dpsteve - I think she'll try and will regret it...

Posted by: Cheri at August 22, 2016 11:16 PM (TmVQX)

Trump supporters say Trump plans to rape Hillary - MSM

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:20 PM (IVpCf)

260 They've become Crime College, where a person goes
in a bumbling, soft amateur and comes out a hardened thug.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (HalrA)


Exhibit A: My eldest nephew.
<sigh>

Posted by: Country Singer at August 22, 2016 11:20 PM (GUBah)

261 Didn't he do his XFiles episode as Kolchak?
===
No, someone named Agent Arthur Dales I just read.

I don't know if they tied him into Kolchak with some inside jokes or the like. It would be cool to think so.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (LdMbv)

262 169 This movie is going to bomb worse than Ghostbusters (2016):

http://tinyurl.com/z5qonrg


The comments on the YouTube video are all pretty much Bronx cheers.

I can't imagine how whoever green-lighted this movie thought it was going to be a big hit.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (gK1U8)

263 I stayed in a hotel so cheap I found a maxi-pad stuck to the shower curtain.

Also someone softly knocked on my door in the middle of the night.

Posted by: eleven at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (qUNWi)

264 Mario Kart as an Olympic event...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (t22Cv)

265 Tokyo 2020 Olympics will also host a special edition of Ninja Warrior I bet...


Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 11:00 PM (t22Cv)

I'd watch it if it ended up being a remake of the MXC TV shows with the same English commentators.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (heN73)

266 250
If you read between the lines, it's the body builder types that want it, for the extra calories. You have to eat more if you're a workout fiend trying to bulk up.

That said, I'm all for prison reform. They've become Crime College, where a person goes in a bumbling, soft amateur and comes out a hardened thug. Some changes obviously have to be made.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (HalrA)


Yes. Whose bright idea was it to give convicted criminals a gym so they can bulk up? Wouldn't it be better if they were weak and flabby from sitting on their asses all day?

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

267 saw some pictures on the internet toay where the reason the fab wears those parade float bulap bags is to hide her catheter and bag.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (KP5rU)

I saw those and once they pointed out where the obvious markers were...it can't be unseen. I think on her really bad days, she comes out in the heavy coat to knees pantsuit ensembles to cover even more "equipment".

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (kXoT0)

268 The Japanese people are all about being meticulously prepared, and feeling ashamed when things go poorly, while Brazilians are all about going with the flow and "hey, it's not my fault; let's party now!".

Japan will not make Olympic triathletes swim through poop and dead bodies, because they know this would make them look bad.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:22 PM (0OG8D)

269 That was a very sweet video, Teresa.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

270 It's like I don't know you people anymore

Be sure to send them our way, won't you?

Posted by: Southern Louisiana University of Technology at August 22, 2016 11:23 PM (RrDm2)

271 Two inches of fresh, wet snow makes for a real quiet road, aside from the occasional loud crunch.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:18 PM (oqkO3)

----------

An idea so stupid it just might work (to land me some suckers, excuse me I mean investors, for my Kickstarter campaign).

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:23 PM (IVpCf)

272 I think I could decide to hold the Olympics in my backyard and be just as prepared as Brazil.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (kXoT0)

Just be sure to change out the water in the kiddie pool before the diving competition

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 11:23 PM (uAvJJ)

273 267: yeah, you could see the bag and the tube. something going on there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 22, 2016 11:23 PM (KP5rU)

274 >>>>**Top 5 Slogans You Don't Want To See Outside The Motel You're Staying In**

Honorable mention

AS Seen On Cops

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

275 Just got back from a weekend in Portlandia.

Wow, I thought we had a lot of meth-heads in SF. And tattoos. But we got nothing on that town.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2016 11:24 PM (EZebt)

276 Yes. Whose bright idea was it to give convicted criminals a gym so they can bulk up? Wouldn't it be better if they were weak and flabby from sitting on their asses all day?
Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

They sued for it.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:24 PM (kXoT0)

277 Trump supporters say Trump plans to rape Hillary - MSM

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:20 PM (IVpCf)


I don't think that's exactly the meaning of the word "schlong" in this context.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:24 PM (oqkO3)

278 Yes. Whose bright idea was it to give convicted
criminals a gym so they can bulk up? Wouldn't it be better if they were
weak and flabby from sitting on their asses all day?

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (sdi6R)


You've got a point. We should give them an X-Box or an internet connection. Stunt that muscle growth by introducing time sinks!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:24 PM (HalrA)

279 ...the reason the FAB wears those parade float burlap bags is to hide her catheter and bag.
Just like my Stadium Pal(c)!

Posted by: howard wolowitz at August 22, 2016 11:25 PM (LdMbv)

280 XBox Ones in prison, well that might up the Ghost Recon related shankings...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2016 11:25 PM (t22Cv)

281 eleven, yikes!!

There's a house not far from me that used to be a meth house, and was really dilapidated. Well, it's obviously been flipped as it's since been completely renovated and looks beautiful, and I see the 'open house' signs in front of it on the weekends. It's getting looks.

But... I'd bet it would have sold by now if the owners didn't have to tell people (and for the record I think they *should* have to tell people), it used to be a meth house. I'd imagine people are worried that if they buy, Crazy Timbo fresh from Terminal Island is gonna stop by at 2am for his first fix outta the joint and refuse to leave until he gets it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (OKox0)

282 We should give them an X-Box or an internet connection.

That should drastically reduce their pinch index.

Posted by: Mothra at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (Tyii7)

283 193 Todd Marinovich has gone full Ryan Leaf. Take note, Manziel:


Yikes! Me and Todd are the same age and I look a decade+ younger than him.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (20X6f)

284 I can't imagine how whoever green-lighted this movie thought it was going to be a big hit.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (gK1U

It wasn't made for the purpose of being profitable or even being a quality work of art. It was made solely for the Hollyweird crowd to virtue signal and tell Texans how stupid they are.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (cC/ZB)

285 Just a word to all you hard working taxpayers.
Thanks.
Going on year four now waiting to have a Social Security Disability appeal hearing.
We are just enough above the poverty line so that we are no longer on Medicaid but you help subsidize my health insurance.
The small town we live in does all it can with its local food bank. Our once a month box for two helps tremendously. Church goers I have never met have given us envelopes of cash now and then. It's humbling but a sure sign of God's love.
So, you need to hear it again. Thank you. What you provide makes a difference that politicians will never understand.
It's not where I thought we would be after 26 years of marriage but it is a perspective on how generous people are.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (dZGNV)

286 For a time, back in the 80s, one of the rebel factions in Chad was something like the Council d'Unite Nationale Tchadienne. The infelicitous acronym in English led to some change, I think.

But speaking of obscure western African rebel outfits, anybody know the expansion of POLISARIO - without looking it up? Just a nice ridiculously long and Monty Pythonesque group name.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:27 PM (QDnY+)

287 MH, that also works. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:27 PM (OKox0)

288 fab is probably wearing leg braces too. just by the way she walks. that stroke must have been worse than we were led to believe. she is probably still in rehab. on those weekends when shes resting.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 22, 2016 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

289 Posted by: whatmeworry? at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (dZGNV)

I am so sorry you are going through these difficult times

Is there anything we here can do to help?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (uAvJJ)

290 **Top 5 Slogans You Don't Want To See Outside The Motel You're Staying In**


True Story, in my Honolulu slumming days I stayed at a 'youth hostel' in Waikiki that had half a floor dedicated to 'dancers' from Cub Rock-Za.

The rest was occupied by meth-heads, run-a-ways, and unemployables.

Good Times.



...Just checked, the club is still there.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (P/kVC)

291 The Big Lebowski is on. Haven't seen it in a while. Its on Esquire, a channel I didn't know existed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (20X6f)

292 No, wait. What? The olympics are ended?

Posted by: bour3 at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (cyVTQ)

293 I've read that Japan's low crime rate is at least partly attributable to its prison system: austere but sanitary and humane conditions, discipline, and no sodomy whatsoever...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (kP16F)

294 Burnt Toast, sounds like a great place. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (OKox0)

295
qdpsteve, have you scheduled your procedure?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (5o5ek)

296 Dagnabit, lyin sock-off

Posted by: JarvisW at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (txOvM)

297 286 For a time, back in the 80s, one of the rebel factions in Chad was something like the Council d'Unite Nationale Tchadienne. The infelicitous acronym in English led to some change, I think.

There's the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. I'm surprised they haven't changed their name yet.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (cC/ZB)

298 So I have gotten several recommendations for Stranger Things. Any Netflix denizens with an opinion?

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (Y/5qL)

299 >>>>**Top 5 Slogans You Don't Want To See Outside The Motel You're Staying In**
Our Trained Professionals Will Also Serve All Your Taxidermy Needs.

Posted by: Norman at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (zeRiI)

300 I've read that Japan's low crime rate is at least partly attributable to its prison system: austere but sanitary and humane conditions, discipline, and no sodomy whatsoever...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki


No need! We invent sodomy machine!!

Actually just automated toilet with a few extra functions...

Posted by: Japan Inc. at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (OKox0)

301 Norman, LOL! :-)

iforgot, not yet. Still waiting to hear back from the facility. I'd bet I'll know something by the end of the week.

Posted by: Japan Inc. at August 22, 2016 11:30 PM (OKox0)

302 Japan will not make Olympic triathletes swim through poop and dead bodies, because they know this would make them look bad.


Posted by: at August 22, 2016 11:22 PM (0OG8D)

Japanese don't do anything half-assed, they do everything 110%.

Good... or bad.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:30 PM (P/kVC)

303 Oops, off japasocky!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:31 PM (OKox0)

304 fab is probably wearing leg braces too. just by the way she walks. that stroke must have been worse than we were led to believe. she is probably still in rehab. on those weekends when shes resting.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 22, 2016 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

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Blood transfusion from aborted babies.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:31 PM (IVpCf)

305 That said, I'm all for prison reform. They've become Crime College, where a person goes in a bumbling, soft amateur and comes out a hardened thug. Some changes obviously have to be made.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:17 PM (HalrA)


Society needs to bring back the whipping post and the stocks.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 11:32 PM (FYrz1)

306 24
The sprinter video was interesting.

Posted by: rickl at August 22, 2016 10:18 PM*****
It was, but judging by where he started, that track was really soft. Track conditions made a big difference in the old days.
Interesting tidbit: the first "Fastest Man Alive", Charlie Paddock (Dennis Christopher in Chariots of Fire), ran a 110 yard race (a hair longer than 100 meters) in 10.2 seconds in 1921. That time wasn't equaled in the 100 meters until 1936, by Jesse Owens.

Posted by: Spiny Norman at August 22, 2016 11:32 PM (2NLtQ)

307 That is an interesting thought, letting convicts play a lot of video games in prison. Video games have been credited by some researchers for a big portion of the decline of violent crime in our society, just as the ready availability of all sorts of online porn has been credited for the reduction in sex crimes.

The idea of prison not being an actual punishment sort of bugs me, but if convicts got more interested in the virtual violence of a video game while they were locked up, well, I'd have trouble finding fault with such a result.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:33 PM (0OG8D)

308 Something tells me that we may be hearing from CAC soon:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has surged to a 5-point lead over democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania as per the poll conducted by CEPEX Center for Excellence...

This is one of his favorite, thus far, political fantasies.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2016 11:33 PM (gyKtp)

309 Our Trained Professionals Will Also Serve All Your Taxidermy Needs.


Posted by: Norman at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (zeRiI)


Look, grandma's been resurrected!

Noooooope!
It's Chuck Testa!

Posted by: Country Singer at August 22, 2016 11:33 PM (GUBah)

310 ♪ I like the way she talks
I like the way she walks ♫
I like the way she talks ♪
♫ I like the way she walks
Fat-Assed Bee!

Posted by: CCR at August 22, 2016 11:34 PM (LdMbv)

311 I was thinking of going to University of North Texas to finish a degree. Think I'll take my USN CPO coffee cup.

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2016 11:34 PM (zLDYs)

312 Country Singer, LOL. :-)

In all seriousness: I would bet money that within the next 20 years, 'animatronicizing' dead bodies will actually become a thing. You could have your deceased relative's body actually become a *part* of the funeral ceremony. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:35 PM (OKox0)

313 Cm9000
My husband and children seem to love Stranger Things. I couldn't make it past the second episode.

Posted by: Abby at August 22, 2016 11:35 PM (HBU7W)

314 After 40 years, I just now learned that that verse was not "leg hurting bad as he bends to pick a dog in"(which makes no sense, but hey, most rock lyrics don't). I never heard the phrase dog end for cigarette butt.

See, ya learn all kinds of stuff on the ONT - thanks, Mis Hum.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 11:35 PM (P8951)

315 Just a word to all you hard working taxpayers.
Thanks.


You're welcome. Pay it forward when you can.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 22, 2016 11:35 PM (T/cxb)

316 Just visited Portlandia for the first time recently. They have a disastrous freeway traffic problem with no visible solution, but otherwise a nice place. Friendly, good craft brews, homeless situation seemed no worse than most western cities (i.e. bad), very little of the famed stupidity, er, fashionable narcissistic weirdness on display. Cold-brewed coffee on nitro - that was nice, and something I have not seen before.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:35 PM (QDnY+)

317 There's the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. I'm surprised they haven't changed their name yet.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (cC/ZB)


I hope they don't. I love seeing headlines like, "MILF Incursion Claims Lives In Remote Village"

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 11:36 PM (gK1U8)

318 For those that might not get the Chuck Testa reference:



https://youtu.be/LJP1DphOWPs

Posted by: Country Singer at August 22, 2016 11:36 PM (GUBah)

319 Speaking of CCR, I read somewhere that John Foggerty was an asshole, a real Solo.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 22, 2016 11:36 PM (DW+jj)

320 Rock-Za is still the #1 club in Honolulu, and I too resided a couple of months at the Island Hostel on Ala Wai Blvd.

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (zeRiI)

321 AOP - Of possible interest, Studebaker Lark Daytona article:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jxybmd9

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (RrDm2)

322 298 So I have gotten several recommendations for Stranger Things. Any Netflix denizens with an opinion?

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (Y/5qL)

++++

Thumbs down from me. The whole alternate dimension aspect made no sense at all. The script was juvenile. The kids were annoying.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (R+30W)

323 They couldn't use "fag end" nowadays, could they?!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (LdMbv)

324
So I have gotten several recommendations for Stranger Things. Any Netflix denizens with an opinion?
Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (Y/5qL)
-----------------------

I thought it was meh, but never mind me; I'm an English major and I'm always measuring the distance between what I'm watching and Shakespeare.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (5o5ek)

325 In all seriousness: I would bet money that within the next 20 years, 'animatronicizing' dead bodies will actually become a thing.

Twisted thought of the day. You could have someone who offed themselves wired up to play the M*A*S*H theme on guitar.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (T/cxb)

326 publius, Fogerty is a world-class asshole.

Read about how he treated his former CCR bandmates when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a complete douchebag.

I've read he's also hyperlitigious and basically a Stalinist.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (OKox0)

327 Send them all to an island on the other side of the world.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (IVpCf)

328 Thrawn, forgot about the MILF - good one!

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:38 PM (QDnY+)

329 Burnt Toast, sounds like a great place. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:28 PM (OKox0)

They had six bunks in each room. A run-a-away got an open bunk in the room I was in, nothing but an alarm clock in a paper bag and the clothes on his back... the next morning his parents knocked on the door asking for him.

Pointed at the guy still passed out on a mattress on the floor buck naked on his back like a dead frog, "Is that him?"
"Oh, wait, maybe it was that young guy on the top bunk over there... well, his clock is, here."That was about it for that encounter.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:38 PM (P/kVC)

330
qdpsteve, okay then. We're all cybernetically holding your hand.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:38 PM (5o5ek)

331 Rhomboid,

Did you go to Powell's City of Books? Portland is a nice city, but the liberalism kind of creeps up on you. You start to realize it's the little things. Or the big things like awful traffic because they won't build the required infrastructure to handle it, instead spending millions on light rail.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 22, 2016 11:38 PM (FYrz1)

332 266 >> Yes. Whose bright idea was it to give convicted criminals a gym so they can bulk up?

Some prisons have banned weight lifting equipment, but the prisoners improvise anyways. Buckets/bags of water, lifting each other, etc.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2016 11:38 PM (gyKtp)

333 Blanco, exactly!!

It's gonna be just mindfuckingly crazy/awful.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:38 PM (OKox0)

334 So, you need to hear it again. Thank you. What you provide makes a difference that politicians will never understand.
It's not where I thought we would be after 26 years of marriage but it is a perspective on how generous people are.
Posted by: whatmeworry? at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (dZGNV)

You are welcome. Is there anything the Horde can do for you? We would love the opportunity.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:38 PM (kXoT0)

335 I'd watch it if it ended up being a remake of the MXC TV shows with the same English commentators.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2016 11:21 PM (heN73)


Right you are!

Posted by: Vic Romano at August 22, 2016 11:39 PM (kTZOh)

336 (err, Ala Moana Blvd)

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:39 PM (zeRiI)

337 iforgot, thanks! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:39 PM (OKox0)

338 10 days of food and 5 days of water is a good start, I guess.

http://tinyurl.com/hn5ea5y

Posted by: Thrawn at August 22, 2016 11:39 PM (cC/ZB)

339 It's also really shitty the way John Fogerty broke up CCR. He couldn't just say he was leaving, no; he had to play mind games and alienate them all to death.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:40 PM (OKox0)

340 No need! We invent sodomy machine!!



Actually just automated toilet with a few extra functions...

Posted by: Japan Inc. at August 22, 2016 11:29 PM (OKox0)

High colonic, lifelike tentacles, and salve applicator most popular options.
Get package special for extra low price.
- Japan Inc.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:40 PM (P/kVC)

341 Thanks for the replies. Looks like I can skip Stranger Things and not miss much.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:40 PM (Y/5qL)

342 Burnt Toast, LOL.

Coming to a Sears near you, if Sears still had any concept of creative marketing or humor.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:42 PM (OKox0)

343 **Top 5 Slogans You Don't Want To See Outside The Motel You're Staying In**

Conveniently Located Near The Train Yards!

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 22, 2016 11:42 PM (gK1U8)

344 It's not where I thought we would be after 26 years of marriage but it is a perspective on how generous people are.
Posted by: whatmeworry? at August 22, 2016 11:26 PM (dZGNV)

I believe some sort of safety net is needed. But it's one thing to have tax money go to people with genuine need (and those who have fallen on temporary hard times) and quite another to have it go to 4th generation grifters and illegals and for worthless government boondoggles - like NPR for instance. I don't mind it going to you and your husband - I am sorry times are hard for you.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 22, 2016 11:42 PM (P8951)

345 Rock-Za is still the #1 club in Honolulu, and I too resided a couple of months at the Island Hostel on Ala Wai Blvd.


Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (zeRiI)


Hmmm, gotta check the map, been a while.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:42 PM (P/kVC)

346 OregonMuse, LOL.

'Trailers for sale or rent...' ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:42 PM (OKox0)

347 But speaking of obscure western African rebel outfits, anybody know the expansion of POLISARIO - without looking it up? Just a nice ridiculously long and Monty Pythonesque group name.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2016 11:27 PM (QDnY+)

====

IIRC Polisario was not an acronym, but another name for Spanish Sahara.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2016 11:43 PM (EZebt)

348 John Fogerty treated his own brother like shit. So yes, he's a shitbag.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 22, 2016 11:43 PM (20X6f)

349 SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767767045442338816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767767154053812224

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767767339211300864

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767767472309174272

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767768047956484096

Posted by: kbdabear at August 22, 2016 11:43 PM (6/4k7)

350 Hmmm, gotta check the map, been a while.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:42 PM (P/kVC)

Ala Moana Blvd. Ala this, Ala that...

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:43 PM (zeRiI)

351 iforgot: given your interest in Shakespeare, what are your views on A Song Of Ice and Fire?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 11:44 PM (6FqZa)

352 whatmeworry, where are you at in the country?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 11:44 PM (uAvJJ)

353
Polisario are a breakaway independence group in .... Morocco, without googling. Which means it could be Tunisia. I don't know what's become of them.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:44 PM (5o5ek)

354 More SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767768220199743493

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767768507366907904

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767768685142503424

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/767768803363196928

Posted by: kbdabear at August 22, 2016 11:44 PM (6/4k7)

355 Rock-Za is still the #1 club in Honolulu, and I too resided a couple of months at the Island Hostel on Ala Wai Blvd.




Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (zeRiI)


Hmmm, gotta check the map, been a while.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:42 PM (P/kVC)

Nope, my flop-house was on Ala Moana, across from Ft DeRussy before they built the parking garage.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:45 PM (P/kVC)

356 326
publius, Fogerty is a world-class asshole.



Read about how he treated his former CCR bandmates when the band was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a complete
douchebag.



I've read he's also hyperlitigious and basically a Stalinist.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (OKox0)
===A couple of months ago, I interviewed Stu Cook, who leads Creedence Clearwater Revisited, which is basically CCR without Fogerty.

It was made clear to me before the interview that I was not to mention Fogerty in any way whatsoever, and that if I did, the interview would be over.

Knowing how he screwed them over, I couldn't blame them.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 11:45 PM (rJUlF)

357 348 John Fogerty treated his own brother like shit. So yes, he's a shitbag.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 22, 2016 11:43 PM (20X6f

some brothers deserve it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2016 11:45 PM (voOPb)

358 The well-worn tropes and jokes about homosexuality in prison rather miss the mark...

It's been argued that the lack of access to normal sexual outlets causes prisoners (segregated by sex) to make do with what they have available, but this may not be the case.

I theorise that criminal homosexuals are undeterred by the spectre of incarceration, where being confined in close quarters under brutish conditions with a great number of like-minded individuals is actually something of a draw!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 22, 2016 11:46 PM (kP16F)

359 I think that's what I was remembering, reading something about how Fogerty treated the rest of the CCR members.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 22, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)

360 qdpsteve- are you in Long Beach? I think you and I wrote about it once. I lived there for 15 years.

Posted by: Cheri at August 22, 2016 11:46 PM (TmVQX)

361
iforgot: given your interest in Shakespeare, what are your views on A Song Of Ice and Fire?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 22, 2016 11:44 PM (6FqZa)
-----------------

I haven't read anything by Martin yet and I haven't watched Game of Thrones. I'm not avoiding it; I just haven't gotten to it.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:47 PM (5o5ek)

362
Coming to a Sears near you, if Sears still had any concept of creative marketing or humor.

Or stores.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 22, 2016 11:47 PM (IqV8l)

363 "Rebecca was born in 2011? (see 2:52)
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (5o5ek)"

Nope - that was a typo I failed to catch; she was born in 2001. She has Down syndrome, and has been the joy of our "old" age. She is now 15, and the new school year started today.

Glad you liked the video!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 11:47 PM (Saqzi)

364 353
Polisario are a breakaway independence group in .... Morocco, without googling. Which means it could be Tunisia. I don't know what's become of them.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:44 PM (5o5ek)
=====

Morocco seized the northern portion of Spanish Sahara.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2016 11:47 PM (EZebt)

365 Captain Whitebread, I can believe it. I probably wouldn't want to talk about John either, and from what I know, Fogerty would sue Stu just for mentioning him.

From what I understand, it's not enough that Fogerty broke up CCR; he's been trying to sabotage Cook and Clifford's music careers ever since.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:48 PM (OKox0)

366 OK, almost caught up, Definitely Ala Moana, three stories with a large courtyard.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:48 PM (P/kVC)

367 Cheri, I'm in Lakewood. Stone's throw from Long Beach. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:48 PM (OKox0)

368 326 publius, Fogerty is a world-class asshole.

Read about how he treated his former CCR bandmates when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a complete douchebag.

I've read he's also hyperlitigious and basically a Stalinist.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (OKox0)


Even when his brother was sick and dying, he wouldn't bury the hatchet with them.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at August 22, 2016 11:48 PM (kTZOh)

369 next to the fancy schmany double tree hotel, i think

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:49 PM (zeRiI)

370 Educational fail. You think this is bad? Wait until college degrees are free.

It are being an example of why all universities should be having arts programs. They are needing someone who are putting the letters into words.

Posted by: Presit a Tur duValintrisy at August 22, 2016 11:49 PM (ry34m)

371 From what I understand, it's not enough that Fogerty
broke up CCR; he's been trying to sabotage Cook and Clifford's music
careers ever since.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:48 PM (OKox0)

Yep. He's a total a-hole. I wouldn't even interview Fogerty if given the chance.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 11:49 PM (rJUlF)

372 next to the fancy schmany double tree hotel, i think


Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:49 PM (zeRiI)

The only other I remember from then was the Inn on the Park a couple of blocks makai.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 22, 2016 11:50 PM (P/kVC)

373 326
publius, Fogerty is a world-class asshole.



Read about how he treated his former CCR bandmates when the band was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just a complete
douchebag.



I've read he's also hyperlitigious and basically a Stalinist.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (OKox0)


OTOH, created and ran CCR until he couldn't get anyone to go along with his megalomania. Very talented in that regard.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

374
John Fogerty treated his own brother like shit. So yes, he's a shitbag.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 22, 2016 11:43 PM (20X6f)


Was John Fogerty a fuckstick? I hadn't heard that before but would love to hear any stories.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:50 PM (Y/5qL)

375 **Top 5 Slogans You Don't Want To See Outside The Motel You're Staying In**
----------------

Certified Bedbug Free For 30 37 35 Days.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2016 11:51 PM (RrDm2)

376 Knowing how he screwed them over, I couldn't blame them.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 11:45 PM (rJUlF)

Hey, Captain, how are you doing?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 22, 2016 11:51 PM (kXoT0)

377 Tony Roma's was a couple blocks upwind.

Posted by: davidt at August 22, 2016 11:51 PM (zeRiI)

378
Morocco seized the northern portion of Spanish Sahara.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2016 11:47 PM (EZebt)
-----------------------

I've got to read up on that. I had a glancing acquaintance with it waaaaayyy back when I was studying Northern Africa and I haven't revisited.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:51 PM (5o5ek)

379 #373: No wonder he thought he could play center field...

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

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:52 PM (0OG8D)

380 AOP - Of possible interest, Studebaker Lark Daytona article:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jxybmd9

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2016 11:37 PM (RrDm2)

Good article, Mike. Pretty accurate, AFAIK. The car linked below is mine, now. Pic was taken about 8 years before I bought it.


http://preview.tinyurl.com/gqe28va

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2016 11:52 PM (oqkO3)

381 Hmmm, what do the Jerries know that we don't? Then again, they're a mite closer to Pooty Poot than we are. Not to mention all the aloha snackbars they let in.



http://tinyurl.com/h88xqe2




Posted by: Country Singer at August 22, 2016 11:52 PM (GUBah)

382 qdpsteve- oh that's right! My last duty station in the Coast Guard landed me in Long Beach. Married, had two kids and worked at Long Beach Memorial for 11 years. Miss the beach but not the traffic!

Posted by: Cheri at August 22, 2016 11:52 PM (TmVQX)

383 well I am going to bed, very sleepy now.
good night all, and play nice
whatmeworry, please let us know if there is something we can do to help

Posted by: chemjeff at August 22, 2016 11:53 PM (uAvJJ)

384 cthulhu, from what I've read, it's true the rest of CCR depended too much on John to carry them.

BUT, he could have just said, "you guys need to carry more of your own weight, or I'm leaving." Nope. Instead he kept the band going, but refused to help anyone else with anything, forcing them to release a terrible album called "Mardi Gras" in 1972. In other words, mind games.

Just reflective of someone who deep down is not a decent person, IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:54 PM (OKox0)

385 Well looks likes I was really slow on the uptake on what a d-bag Fogerty is.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 22, 2016 11:54 PM (Y/5qL)

386 #377: I'm pretty sure there's a joke somewhere in how Tony Roma's is famous for its ribs, while Tony Romo often plays with broken ribs.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:54 PM (0OG8D)

387 Cheri, oh yeah.

I still love Lakewood, but California keeps getting scarier and scarier, alas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:54 PM (OKox0)

388 Hey, Sherry!

All things considered, pretty well. The job is good (although the pay could be MUCH better), CW Jr. is off working for his mom for a bit, and I'm living it up in the bachelor pad, if by "living it up" you mean drinking Diet Mt Dew and binge-watching "Frasier".

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 11:55 PM (rJUlF)

389 OTOH, created and ran CCR until he couldn't get anyone to go along with his megalomania. Very talented in that regard.



Posted by: cthulhu at August 22, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)


A talented person without humility always turns into a disaster. This is why everybody needs a cat. The cat doesn't care how important you think your are. It's 3 AM and he can see the bottom of his food bowl.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:55 PM (HalrA)

390 Captain Whitebread, good for you. I don't think I would want to meet Fogerty either. Today he comes off to me as a super-smarmy used-to-be celeb.

Ashley, yup. I've read Tom begged John to see him before he died and John wouldn't even take his phone calls. Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:56 PM (OKox0)

391 If a friend called at 3 a.m. and needed help, I'd help.

That damn cat can wait until morning.

(Disclosure: No cats in the house)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 22, 2016 11:57 PM (rJUlF)

392 Was John Fogerty a fuckstick? I hadn't heard that before but would love to hear any stories.

Posted by: cm9000



He was a festering puss filled douchebag from all indications.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 22, 2016 11:57 PM (20X6f)

393 cm9000, oh yeah. Did you go to Wikipedia and read the story of what Fogerty did to Stu Cook and Doug Clifford at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony? Just horrible.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:57 PM (OKox0)

394
Strelnikov.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 22, 2016 11:14 PM (IVpCf)


Little shooter?

Posted by: Presit a Tur duValintrisy at August 22, 2016 11:57 PM (ry34m)

395 Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:51 PM (5o5ek)
=====

Whenever some douche starts to expound on "the occupation," I like to ask, Which one? The Turkish occupation of Cyprus? The Chinese occupation of Tibet? Or the Moroccan occupation of Spanish Sahara? But I can be a dick like that.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2016 11:57 PM (EZebt)

396 Good article, Mike. Pretty accurate, AFAIK. The car linked below is mine, now. Pic was taken about 8 years before I bought it.


http://preview.tinyurl.com/gqe28va
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------------

Looks good. A friend of mine's mother had a Daytona convertible, 289, 3-spd on the column. He could easily dust off the '63 Bel Air 283 Powerglide that I was driving.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2016 11:58 PM (RrDm2)

397 Mike Hammer, LOL.

"You're never alone at our motel!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:58 PM (OKox0)

398 Whenever some douche starts to expound on "the
occupation," I like to ask, Which one? The Turkish occupation of Cyprus?
The Chinese occupation of Tibet? Or the Moroccan occupation of Spanish
Sahara? But I can be a dick like that.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2016 11:57 PM (EZebt)


Where were all of these people when the Caliphates were conquering the Byzantine Empire?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:59 PM (HalrA)

399 Who is the most insufferable prick in rock music history? Mick Jagger comes to mind.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 23, 2016 12:00 AM (Y/5qL)

400 Other purported hotbeds of homosexuality: seminaries, nunneries, life at sea, etc. are also likely to attract to those whose (latent) homosexuality may unintentially blossom as they seek a celibate existence only to unexpectedly find themselves in places crawling similarly predisposed individuals...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 23, 2016 12:00 AM (kP16F)

401 Puddleglum, yup.

Fogerty only started doing CCR songs in concert, after he tried and tried and tried to sue Creedence Clearwater Revisited out of existence, and judges kept saying no.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:01 AM (OKox0)

402 Mike Hammer, LOL.

"You're never alone at our motel!!" :-P


Yeah...that's how I felt at that cheapo motel.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 12:01 AM (qUNWi)

403 169 This movie is going to bomb worse than Ghostbusters (2016):

http://tinyurl.com/z5qonrg

"Is that a gun in your pocket?" looks worse than that other modern Lysistrata rip-off, "Chi-Raq".
Posted by: Thrawn at August 22, 2016 10:58 PM (cC/ZB)


Good grief. That'll make Hiroshima look like a firecracker.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 12:01 AM (sdi6R)

404 363
"Rebecca was born in 2011? (see 2:52)

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (5o5ek)"



Nope - that was a typo I failed to catch; she was born in 2001. She
has Down syndrome, and has been the joy of our "old" age. She is now
15, and the new school year started today.



Glad you liked the video!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 11:47 PM (Saqzi)


I didn't take notes on the girls' ages, but it looked like "bam....ba-dam....bam." Is the distance between #1 and #2 the same as the distance between #3 and #4? I also thought it was particularly nice that you caught each girl at a significant time in church.

In Junior High, I lived across the street from the Parker family in Davis, CA -- who, IIRC, had six girls. While we used to joke that Papa Parker could never leave the seat up, it was indisputably the hub of the neighborhood.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

405 232 We're living in interesting times. Susan Sarandon seems likely to vote for the Republican, while Mark Levin seems likely to vote for the Democrat.

This song seems fitting...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCy0tyBJKlw
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (0OG8D)

I'd rather have a beer with Sarandon. Of course she's another Bernette, so my opinion might not be shared by everybody here. I guess Levin loves corruption and endless Middle East wars.

Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:02 AM (3LwCF)

406 Looks good. A friend of mine's mother had a Daytona convertible, 289, 3-spd on the column. He could easily dust off the '63 Bel Air 283 Powerglide that I was driving.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2016 11:58 PM (RrDm2)


This car is an automatic, and no drag racer, but I can keep up with traffic no problem. They did make a few with six cylinder engines, but mine is a V8.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:02 AM (oqkO3)

407 cm9000, hmmm. I've read Jagger has good days and bad days.

I'd bet he could really be a prick in the 1970s. In fact it was kind of expected for rock stars to behave that way then. But today I've heard/read he's better at dealing with people, he knows they're starstruck and tries to make it easy to deal with him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:02 AM (OKox0)

408 367
Cheri, I'm in Lakewood. Stone's throw from Long Beach. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:48 PM (OKox0)


Could be worse, could be in Signal Hill, the donut hole of Long Beach.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:02 AM (EzgxV)

409 eleven, yeesh. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:03 AM (OKox0)

410 Heh. Lowest rent motel I ever stayed in had a key deposit. It was like $2.50.

Which reminds me, I kinda miss those key fobs that said "Drop In Any Mailbox"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:03 AM (RrDm2)

411 Poor Mr. Parker

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 23, 2016 12:03 AM (89T5c)

412 cthulhu, Signal Hill is actually much improved since 20 or so years ago. A lot of the old crumbling industrial and oil infrastructure has been ripped out and replaced with the usual new home developments and halfway-presentable strip malls.

Today it looks a lot more like Orange County.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:04 AM (OKox0)

413 Wait wait.....what???

Susan Sarandon is voting for Trump?

Did I just....wat????

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 12:04 AM (qUNWi)

414 We're living in interesting times. Susan Sarandon seems likely to vote for the Republican
--------------

WTF? WTFF?
Are you certain about that?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:05 AM (RrDm2)

415
Cth: Did you get my message?

Posted by: Arbalest at August 23, 2016 12:05 AM (FlRtG)

416 Which reminds me, I kinda miss those key fobs that said "Drop In Any Mailbox"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:03 AM (RrDm2)


Pretty rare to find motels with actual keys anymore. They pretty much all use card-reader locks, and the cards are not worth the postage to send them back.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:06 AM (oqkO3)

417 384
cthulhu, from what I've read, it's true the rest of CCR depended too much on John to carry them.



BUT, he could have just said, "you guys need to carry more of your
own weight, or I'm leaving." Nope. Instead he kept the band going, but
refused to help anyone else with anything, forcing them to release a
terrible album called "Mardi Gras" in 1972. In other words, mind games.



Just reflective of someone who deep down is not a decent person, IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2016 11:54 PM (OKox0)


Not a decent person, check; utterly unscrupulous, check; immensely talented, check -- be thankful he didn't decide to go into politics.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:06 AM (EzgxV)

418 cthulhu, don't type that out loud. Fogerty might be reading! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:06 AM (OKox0)

419 BUT, he could have just said, "you guys need to carry more of your
own weight, or I'm leaving." Nope. Instead he kept the band going, but
refused to help anyone else with anything, forcing them to release a
terrible album called "Mardi Gras" in 1972. In other words, mind games.


I had a copy of CCR's Mardi Gras. It had a few good tunes on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:08 AM (oqkO3)

420 I'm out for the night, y'all take care. Keep stocking up for whatever may come.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 23, 2016 12:08 AM (GUBah)

421 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 22, 2016 11:59 PM (HalrA)
====

The Turkey-Cyprus situation is especially galling given its brutality, Turkish hypocrisy vis a vis Gaza, and that it has been completely ignored by the West and NATO for over 40 years. Who the hell are the Turks to say anything about Gaza? They built a wall down the middle of Nicosia like it was Berlin!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2016 12:08 AM (EZebt)

422 #405: Hey, Bernette! If you're on the Trump Train now, welcome aboard, madame! Or, if you'd prefer to be addressed as such... babe.

Just let me know; I'm happy either way.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 12:09 AM (0OG8D)

423 I heard Fogerty on Stern. Didn't seem like a bad guy and looks like he got screwed on his record deals and contracts like it seems everyone did in those days. Basically forced to write songs for free.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:09 AM (MNgU2)

424 AOP, yup. From what I've read, all the good tunes on "Mardi Gras" are... Fogerty's. John forced every member to write and record their own songs, knowing the others weren't nearly as good with music as he was.

Yes, he was the most talented member of CCR. But he was still a huge asshole.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:09 AM (OKox0)

425 401
Puddleglum, yup.



Fogerty only started doing CCR songs in concert, after he tried and
tried and tried to sue Creedence Clearwater Revisited out of existence,
and judges kept saying no.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:01 AM (OKox0)


I should note that sheet music for Oingo Boingo is as scarce as hen's teeth, and Danny Elfman continues to try and pretend that Oingo Boingo never existed.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

426 I also heard Steve Miller on Stern and he seemed like an asshole.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:10 AM (MNgU2)

427 The Turkey-Cyprus situation is especially
galling given its brutality, Turkish hypocrisy vis a vis Gaza, and that
it has been completely ignored by the West and NATO for over 40 years.
Who the hell are the Turks to say anything about Gaza? They built a wall
down the middle of Nicosia like it was Berlin!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2016 12:08 AM (EZebt)


True. That's an especially glaring example, but I was also making the point that all Muslim lands outside of Saudi Arabia are occupied. There were other people there, peoples who (for the most part) still exist and were displaced by their wars of conquest.

None of them have any legs to stand on where occupation is concerned.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 23, 2016 12:10 AM (HalrA)

428 Joe Hallenbeck, Saul Zaentz of Fantasy Records was also an asshole and he tried to screw the whole CCR band out of millions in royalties.

John Fogerty was right to fight him, but apparently something went sideways somewhere and he just became hopelessly bitter about his situation with Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook.

It's both maddening and kind of sad, CCR was one of the all-time greatest bands ever and I personally think there was a lot more great music there, if they had ever gotten the chance to write, perform and share it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:12 AM (OKox0)

429 407
cm9000, hmmm. I've read Jagger has good days and bad days.



I'd bet he could really be a prick in the 1970s. In fact it was kind
of expected for rock stars to behave that way then. But today I've
heard/read he's better at dealing with people, he knows they're
starstruck and tries to make it easy to deal with him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:02 AM (OKox0)

He was originally slated to be an accountant with a degree from the London School of Economics, IIRC. Seeing the underpinnings like that would make it difficult to go full Marxist.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:12 AM (EzgxV)

430 cthulhu, yup. I think Elfman is the New Wave era's version of Fogerty.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:13 AM (OKox0)

431 412
cthulhu, Signal Hill is actually much improved since 20 or so years ago.
A lot of the old crumbling industrial and oil infrastructure has been
ripped out and replaced with the usual new home developments and
halfway-presentable strip malls.



Today it looks a lot more like Orange County.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:04 AM (OKox0)


Now that's just weird to even contemplate.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:13 AM (EzgxV)

432 The Turkey-Cyprus situation is especially galling given its brutality, Turkish hypocrisy vis a vis Gaza, and that it has been completely ignored by the West and NATO for over 40 years. Who the hell are the Turks to say anything about Gaza? They built a wall down the middle of Nicosia like it was Berlin!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2016 12:08 AM (EZebt)


And have the Turks ever admitted to massacring millions of Armenians in 1915?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:13 AM (gK1U8)

433 I went to the London School of Economics.

Posted by: George Soros at August 23, 2016 12:14 AM (89T5c)

434 And have the Turks ever admitted to massacring millions of Armenians in 1915?

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:13 AM (gK1U


No.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:15 AM (oqkO3)

435 Chemjeff et all, the wife and I are in Oregon. Doing fine at the moment. Prayers for a speedy resolution always welcome.
It helps me to say thanks.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at August 23, 2016 12:15 AM (dZGNV)

436 415


Cth: Did you get my message?



Posted by: Arbalest at August 23, 2016 12:05 AM (FlRtG)

No. Had a Roberto day with fiancee complications. What medium was it on?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:15 AM (EzgxV)

437
What medium was it on?

Phone.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 23, 2016 12:16 AM (FlRtG)

438 Joe, Steve Miller is another disappointment IMHO. Although he kind of got his comeuppance in that Miller was such a jerk to everyone at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame appearance, *nobody* wanted to be anywhere near him by the time it was done. Numerous other current hit musicians were upset that Miller didn't even pretend to know who they were or that he had ever heard or cared for anything they ever recorded.

I've also heard/read Miller is one of these who is still a bit stuck in the 1960s/70s, always going on about "it ain't the same it used to be, man." Okay, but that's no reason to be an asshole to everyone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:16 AM (OKox0)

439 It's both maddening and kind of sad, CCR was one of the all-time greatest bands ever and I personally think there was a lot more great music there, if they had ever gotten the chance to write, perform and share it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:12 AM (OKox0)


It was always amazing to me, watching CCR go from being the biggest band in America in 1970-1971, one hit after another, to poof, nothing, in the space of a year or less. I had always wondered how they fell apart so quickly.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:16 AM (gK1U8)

440 433 I went to the London School of Economics.
Posted by: George Soros at August 23, 2016 12:14 AM (89T5c)

So did I. Paint it Black

Posted by: Mick Jagger at August 23, 2016 12:17 AM (dZGNV)

441 cthulhu, I'll take some pics for ya and post 'em. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:17 AM (OKox0)

442 Unless there is a world wide catastrophe or war, I predict Tokyo will be a fantastic Olympic show. The antithesis of Rio.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:17 AM (MNgU2)

443 423
I heard Fogerty on Stern. Didn't seem like a bad guy and looks like he
got screwed on his record deals and contracts like it seems everyone did
in those days. Basically forced to write songs for free.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:09 AM (MNgU2)


There is no question that Saul Zaentz was a complete shark. Check the LOTR credits if you have a doubt. But Fogerty ended up with a "screw the world" attitude himself.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:18 AM (EzgxV)

444 Still storming outside. Strong, cold, winds and rain. I was outside from about 10:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., and it was sunny, but breezy and cool. Did get my lawn mowing done for the nonce, and finished pruning the side of my hedge that faces the road, but during the last half-hour of the pruning, it began to rain, and I was quite wet when I went inside. And it has rained more or less steadily ever since.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:19 AM (oqkO3)

445 Oregon, yup. From everything I've read, sometime in late 1971 or early 1972, Fogerty just turned bad and literally went to war against his bandmates.

I know that to this day, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford wonder why Fogerty had to behave the way he did towards them at the end of the band. They still don't understand why he couldn't have been civil about everything, and just left. And I agree, it makes no sense... unless you're just a pig with a mean streak a mile long.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:19 AM (OKox0)

446 John Melloncamp is rumored to be an asshole. My favorite picture of him:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/omh6vba

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:19 AM (w/iDp)

447
I should note that sheet music for Oingo Boingo is as scarce as hen's teeth, and Danny Elfman continues to try and pretend that Oingo Boingo never existed.
Posted by: cthulhu


Who buys sheet music anymore?

There's tabs abound online.

And, shit, the bulk of licensed sheet music for all bands was not even reviewed by the writers. It was just hack stuff put out by labels.

Boingo; they had a good long run. I have a hard time thinking Elfman feels that it was embarrassing. He put ever damn ounce of himself in the concerts. I was at one of the '95 concerts. They were madmen.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:20 AM (V3IFq)

448 232 We're living in interesting times. Susan Sarandon seems likely to vote for the Republican, while Mark Levin seems likely to vote for the Democrat.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 22, 2016 11:13 PM (0OG8D)



I know Levin doesn't like Trump, but I have a hard time believing he'll vote for Hillary. Then again, I haven't listened to him much lately so I don't know. Has he been threatening to do that?

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (sdi6R)

449 The only thing I ever ordered from the back of a comic book was the 199 piece fishing tackle box . Lots of cheap lures, plastic worms, hooks , weights and floats. I was happy as a pig in mud.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (MNgU2)

450 Yep. Mellencamp is a flaming left-wing, conceited asshole.

Posted by: George Soros at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (89T5c)

451 Let's make this easier, famous musicians who aren't assholes?

Posted by: AD at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (RIekU)

452 "404) Is the distance between #1 and #2 the same as the distance between #3 and #4?
Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)"

Distance between #1  is 5 years; between #2 & #3 is 1 year, 11 days, and between #3  is 9 years.

We joke that Daughter #4 is the "one-shot wonder"....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (Saqzi)

453 I would guess Sarandon will vote for Jill Stein since she lives in CA. Here's a Stein tweet from tonight.

If Democrats are actually worried about foreign hackers, why aren't they concerned that #HillarysEmails were on an insecure private server?

And Stein went to LA and volunteered over the weekend. She's way too left for you guys, but she's pretty awesome. Check her out on Twitter.

Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (3LwCF)

454 AD, I've heard Bruce Hornsby is a nice guy. :-)

He did a great, funny cameo in one of Robin Williams' final films, "World's Greatest Dad."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:22 AM (OKox0)

455 I think Mellencamp and Fogerty are two peas in a pod.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:22 AM (OKox0)

456 Unless there is a world wide catastrophe or war, I predict Tokyo will be a fantastic Olympic show. The antithesis of Rio.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:17 AM (MNgU2)

Most likely. Not only will their toilets work but they will talk too.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:23 AM (lidp8)

457 64 deg. (17.5 deg. for you people stuck with the commie system) here now, likely to be in the 50's by morning

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:23 AM (w/iDp)

458 IMHO Mellencamp's talented, but he also always struck me as sort of a cut-rate Indiana version of Springsteen.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:24 AM (OKox0)

459 Let's make this easier, famous musicians who aren't assholes?

Posted by: AD at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (RIekU)


George Thorogood. For one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:24 AM (oqkO3)

460 Let's make this easier, famous musicians who aren't assholes?

Vince Furnier.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 23, 2016 12:24 AM (T/cxb)

461 Yep. Mellencamp is a flaming left-wing, conceited asshole.
Posted by: George Soros
-----------

Coming from you George, that's a hell of a condemnation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:25 AM (w/iDp)

462 Doesn't Chrissy Hynde still occasionally show up in person on Rush's program?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:26 AM (OKox0)

463 437


What medium was it on?



Phone.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 23, 2016 12:16 AM (FlRtG)


OK, listened....can you get me a parking and two tickets while you're up there? I've got a whole lot of things accelerating at an inconvenient time. Send me an email if you want some details.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:26 AM (EzgxV)

464 George Thorogood. For one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
------------

Yeah, but b-b-b-bad to the bone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:26 AM (w/iDp)

465 I heard some rock music journalist interviewed awhile back, and she was asked who she did not enjoy talking to and interviewing. She said there were two: Lou Reed and Roger Waters, whom she characterized as "an angry, bitter man."

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:27 AM (gK1U8)

466 It was always amazing to me, watching CCR go from being the biggest band in America in 1970-1971, one hit after another, to poof, nothing, in the space of a year or less. I had always wondered how they fell apart so quickly.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:16 AM (gK1U

I saw a documentary on it once. Fogerty had a huge falling out with their producer. He was the guy that ended up suing Fogerty for supposedly ripping off his own song which the producer owned the rights to.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:27 AM (lidp8)

467 I've also heard Bob Seger is a nice guy in person.

But, he has the advantage in that he's aged enough, not a lot of people even recognize him anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:27 AM (OKox0)

468 And Stein went to LA and volunteered over the weekend. She's way too left for you guys, but she's pretty awesome. Check her out on Twitter.

Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (3LwCF)


Heh. Elizabeth May (who can eat corn-on-the-cob through a picket fence), leader of Canada's Green Party, decided, after a week's tortured indecision, that she would stay on as party leader (and their sole MP) despite the fact the party adopted an anti-Semitic resolution at their convention. Because she likes getting paid, apparently.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:28 AM (oqkO3)

469 You can watch the full Fogerty interview with Stern on YouTube . He seems pretty diplomatic on the issues you guys have indicated.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (MNgU2)

470 462 Doesn't Chrissy Hynde still occasionally show up in person on Rush's program?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:26 AM (OKox0)


Really? I've never heard her on Rush. She's a far left whacko who makes Bernie Sanders look like Thomas Sowell. I cannot *imagine* her wanting to be on Rush's program.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (gK1U8)

471 Let's make this easier, famous musicians who aren't assholes?

I've said it before: Al Stewart. While someone else said here that he is a lefty politically, he always hangs out in the lobby after his shows, signing autographs, posing for photos, and shooting the breeze. He genuinely seems to enjoy interacting with his fans.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (sdi6R)

472
... a parking pass and two tickets

Done.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (FlRtG)

473 Lou Reed had a reputation as someone who would get upset for strange or obscure reasons with just about any question a music writer/journalist might ask.

Supposedly he told a ton of different stories about his past and his 1970s life, and there's no way all of them could possibly be true. Yet Lou wouldn't stand for it if anyone ever said "But Mr. Reed, in 1978 you said..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (OKox0)

474 AD, I've heard Bruce Hornsby is a nice guy. :-)

He did a great, funny cameo in one of Robin Williams' final films, "World's Greatest Dad."
Posted by: qdpsteve

One of the Grateful Dead shows I saw had him filling in after Brent (keyboardist) died.

I thought it was great! and some of the tour has been made into CDs.

For the encore he came out with an accordion and played whatever Dylan song they were doing lol

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (txOvM)

475 Doesn't Chrissy Hynde still occasionally show up in person on Rush's program?
Posted by: qdpsteve


The schpeil per wiki:

"In 1997, the EMI publishing company issued a cease and desist request to Rush Limbaugh, who for years had been using an edited instrumental version of Hynde's song "My City Was Gone" for the broadcast's opening theme. When the request came to Hynde's attention during a radio interview, she said her parents loved and listened to Rush and she did not mind its use. They agreed to a usage payment which she donates to PETA."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:30 AM (V3IFq)

476 Vince Furnier.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 23, 2016 12:24 AM (T/cxb)


I think I spotted that guy at the Silver Collector Car Auction at Ft. McDowell, AZ, last January.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:30 AM (oqkO3)

477 Joe, even assholes have good days. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:30 AM (OKox0)

478 #458: Yeah. I prefer Mellenkamp over Springsteen, but that does seem like an accurate analogy nonetheless.

Springsteen, IMO, is good at writing songs for other people to sing. His own renditions of the songs he's written that other musicians have performed are far, far worse. Compare his rendition of Blinded By The Light to that of Manfred Mann, or his rendition of Fire to that of The Pointer Sisters. Springsteen comes up short every time.

Mellenkamp's songs at least sound good when performed by Mellenkamp.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 12:31 AM (0OG8D)

479 Saw Hornsby with the dead. Was great. Great talent.

Posted by: Simplemind at August 23, 2016 12:31 AM (1/dEZ)

480 I've also heard Brian Wilson is friendly with fans.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:31 AM (OKox0)

481 447


I should note that sheet music for Oingo Boingo is as scarce as
hen's teeth, and Danny Elfman continues to try and pretend that Oingo
Boingo never existed.

Posted by: cthulhu



Who buys sheet music anymore?



There's tabs abound online.



And, shit, the bulk of licensed sheet music for all bands was not
even reviewed by the writers. It was just hack stuff put out by labels.



Boingo; they had a good long run. I have a hard time thinking Elfman
feels that it was embarrassing. He put ever damn ounce of himself in
the concerts. I was at one of the '95 concerts. They were madmen.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:20 AM (V3IFq)


Boingo was awesomesauce until the end.....and, then, the negativity started. Elfman started into this, "I do movie soundtracks and everything else is false" bullshit. The rest of the band got the whole "restraining order" vibe. And......bloop!!!! Best fucking band of the '80s sinks without a trace -- and without a successor -- and without teaching any bands in the 00s about how music should be done.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

482 I agree with Adam Carolla on this one. Lou Reed sucks in all aspects.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:32 AM (MNgU2)

483 I've said it before: Al Stewart. While someone else said here that he is a lefty politically, he always hangs out in the lobby after his shows, signing autographs, posing for photos, and shooting the breeze. He genuinely seems to enjoy interacting with his fans.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (sdi6R)


Yup. Been to one of his shows. It is exactly as you say.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:33 AM (gK1U8)

484 PW, yup. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:33 AM (OKox0)

485 Saddest celeb I ever met, Phil Ochs, in a bar in Atlanta. He was drunk, we had a couple of beers together. Seemed like an affable guy, just used up psychologically.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:33 AM (w/iDp)

486 479 Saw Hornsby with the dead. Was great. Great talent.
Posted by: Simplemind

Where?

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:34 AM (txOvM)

487 Mike Hammer, Ochs had a great song, "Love Me I'm A Liberal!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:34 AM (OKox0)

488 I agree with Adam Carolla on this one. Lou Reed sucks in all aspects.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:32 AM (MNgU2)


I would rate this "mostly true." In my opinion, "Rock and Roll Animal" is one of the best live albums ever.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:35 AM (gK1U8)

489 Saddest celeb I ever met, Phil Ochs, in a bar in Atlanta. He was drunk, we had a couple of beers together. Seemed like an affable guy, just used up psychologically.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:33 AM (w/iDp)

Who? When you name drop someone obscure, go ahead and identify where we are supposed to know them from.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:35 AM (lidp8)

490
468 And Stein went to LA and volunteered over the weekend. She's way too left for you guys, but she's pretty awesome. Check her out on Twitter.

Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (3LwCF)


Heh. Elizabeth May (who can eat corn-on-the-cob through a picket fence), leader of Canada's Green Party, decided, after a week's tortured indecision, that she would stay on as party leader (and their sole MP) despite the fact the party adopted an anti-Semitic resolution at their convention. Because she likes getting paid, apparently.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:28 AM (oqkO3)

What does that have to do with Jill Stein? She's Jewish, I believe. Probably as "anti-Semitic" as Andrew Breitbert.

Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:35 AM (3LwCF)

491 Saddest celeb I ever met, Phil Ochs, in a bar in Atlanta. He was drunk, we had a couple of beers together. Seemed like an affable guy, just used up psychologically.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:33 AM (w/iDp)


Too bad. He had a lot of talent, but he seemed to be always a bridesmaid, never a bride, when it came to the pop charts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:36 AM (oqkO3)

492 Boingo was awesomesauce until the end.....and, then, the negativity started. Elfman started into this, "I do movie soundtracks and everything else is false" bullshit. The rest of the band got the whole "restraining order" vibe. And......bloop!!!! Best fucking band of the '80s sinks without a trace -- and without a successor -- and without teaching any bands in the 00s about how music should be done.
Posted by: cthulhu


Reminds me of Roger Waters thinking The Floyd was HIS band,(about 76-81) and not, say.. um.. Syds...

heh.

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:36 AM (txOvM)

493 Along with David Bowie, Lou Reed was *the* master in the 1970s of putting on a look, where you literally couldn't tell if he was male or female.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:36 AM (OKox0)

494 Along with David Bowie, Lou Reed was *the* master in the 1970s of putting on a look, where you literally couldn't tell if he was male or female.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:36 AM (OKox0)

Truely ahead of their time.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:37 AM (lidp8)

495 I drove the Go Gos around to the radio stations to promote their concert my college was sponsoring. All bitches since none of them responded to my subtle come ons.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:37 AM (MNgU2)

496 Reminds me of Roger Waters thinking The Floyd was HIS band,(about 76-81) and not, say.. um.. Syds...
heh.

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:36 AM (txOvM)


Or Gilmour's.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:37 AM (gK1U8)

497 Who? When you name drop someone obscure, go ahead and identify where we are supposed to know them from.
Posted by: StrawMan
------------

Well, if you ask Who?", then an explanation really won't matter... I mean, it isn't anyone you know. Ochs was a singer/songwriter late 60's-early 70's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:38 AM (w/iDp)

498 One musician who it's been disappointing to read is a complete jerk more or less, is Ginger Baker. Although interestingly, his kids seem to be halfway sane.

A documentary was made about his life a few years ago, called "Beware Of Mr. Baker." It *starts* with a shot of Baker arguing with and actually *hitting* the director.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:38 AM (OKox0)

499 Oh! Speaking of your songs sounding better when performed by someone else...

Last Tuesday marked the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Did you know this little fact...

Jimmy Buffett originally wrote the song Margaritaville for Elvis!

Elvis loved the song, and he was totally planning to add it to his repertoire. But then, he went and did something stupid. He died.

Just imagine if he'd lived a little longer. His rendition of Margaritaville would've been awesome (I can hear it in my head right now), and we'd have never had to hear Jimmy Buffett sing, because he'd have just been a staff songwriter on Elvis's payroll.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 12:39 AM (0OG8D)

500 Reminds me of Roger Waters thinking The Floyd was HIS band,(about 76-81) and not, say.. um.. Syds...

heh.
Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:36 AM (txOvM)


Nasty Prisms Good Sir

Posted by: Zombie Syd Barrett at August 23, 2016 12:39 AM (vBeA5)

501 452
"404) Is the distance between #1 and #2 the same as the distance between #3 and #4?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)"



Distance between #1  is 5 years; between #2 #3 is 1 year, 11 days, and between #3  is 9 years.



We joke that Daughter #4 is the "one-shot wonder"....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 23, 2016 12:21 AM (Saqzi)


You are already quadruply blessed. I was merely wondering if He'd graced you with a palindrome of Blessings as a mischievous tweak to nonbelievers. Instead, He moved in other ways.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:39 AM (EzgxV)

502 I think I spotted that guy at the Silver Collector Car Auction at Ft. McDowell, AZ, last January.

He lives in the area, so you probably did.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 23, 2016 12:39 AM (T/cxb)

503 StrawMan, yup. :-)

And Joe, the Go-Gos had probably heard them all before. :-) Were they at least a little bit friendly?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:39 AM (OKox0)

504 489
Who? When you name drop someone obscure, go ahead and identify where we are supposed to know them from.
Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:35 AM (lidp


He was pretty big in folk music for a while in the 60s.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 12:40 AM (sdi6R)

505 Gilmore didnt make the band do multiple retakes on HIS albums, and force the band to not even record together for the "Last" album..

So, not sure where you are going there, but I'm sure Dave had a lil ego too..

just not enough to dominate the directions they took at the time?

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:40 AM (txOvM)

506 Reminds me of Roger Waters thinking The Floyd was HIS band,(about 76-81) and not, say.. um.. Syds...
heh.

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:36 AM (txOvM)

Or Gilmour's.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:37 AM (gK1U


"Wish You Were Here" was the last true Pink Floyd album...

Posted by: Hat on you crazy diamond... at August 23, 2016 12:40 AM (vBeA5)

507 would rate this "mostly true." In my opinion, "Rock and Roll Animal" is one of the best live albums ever.
Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:35 AM (gK1U

Admittedly I've never heard that album and trust your opinion that it was good. I assume Reed did more than just talk the lyrics.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:41 AM (MNgU2)

508 What does that have to do with Jill Stein? She's Jewish, I believe. Probably as "anti-Semitic" as Andrew Breitbert.

Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:35 AM (3LwCF)


I never accused May of being anti-Semitic. She's a ditz, but she's not that. But she could have resigned as leader of the party that passed that BDS resolution. But she didn't. Lizzie May is American by birth, by the way. From Massachusetts, IIRC.


Wherever they are, "Green" parties tend to appeal to grifters and moonbats.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:41 AM (oqkO3)

509 Roger Waters makes John Fogerty look almost decent.

I got a bit of a thrill reading recently, that Waters was literally forced out of Pink Floyd legally. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:41 AM (OKox0)

510 for all his faults, ozzie doesn't seem like a bad guy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2016 12:41 AM (KP5rU)

511 Mike Hammer, Ochs had a great song, "Love Me I'm A Liberal!" ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve
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Too bad. He had a lot of talent, but he seemed to be always a bridesmaid, never a bride, when it came to the pop charts.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Yeah, a couple other people got some airplay with his tunes. Toward the end he was really bummed out because everyone around him was enjoying commercial success, but not himself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (w/iDp)

512 474 AD, I've heard Bruce Hornsby is a nice guy. :-)

He did a great, funny cameo in one of Robin Williams' final films, "World's Greatest Dad."
Posted by: qdpsteve

One of the Grateful Dead shows I saw had him filling in after Brent (keyboardist) died.

I thought it was great! and some of the tour has been made into CDs.

For the encore he came out with an accordion and played whatever Dylan song they were doing lol
Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:29 AM (txOvM)


When I was in college, my girlfriend at the time mother worked for a dentist that was Hornsby's dentist from when he was a kid. Even while he was hitting it big at the time, she said he was the same as when he was a kid, real polite and quiet.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (kTZOh)

513 Who? When you name drop someone obscure, go ahead and identify where we are supposed to know them from.

Tabbed browsers and search engines FTW!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (T/cxb)

514 One musician who it's been disappointing to read is a complete jerk more or less, is Ginger Baker. Although interestingly, his kids seem to be halfway sane.

A documentary was made about his life a few years ago, called "Beware Of Mr. Baker." It *starts* with a shot of Baker arguing with and actually *hitting* the director.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:38 AM (OKox0)


Jack Bruce, OTOH, seemed like a nice fellow.

BTW, Ginger Baker and Lemmy were both in the band Hawkwind, abet at different times.

Posted by: Space Hat Ritual at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (vBeA5)

515 489
Who? When you name drop someone obscure, go ahead and identify where we are supposed to know them from.
Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:35 AM (lidp

He was pretty big in folk music for a while in the 60s.
Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 12:40 AM (sdi6R)

Gotcha, i forget, i'm old but you guys are much older. :-p

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (lidp8)

516
Boingo was awesomesauce until the end.....and, then, the negativity started. Elfman started into this, "I do movie soundtracks and everything else is false" bullshit. The rest of the band got the whole "restraining order" vibe. And......bloop!!!! Best fucking band of the '80s sinks without a trace -- and without a successor -- and without teaching any bands in the 00s about how music should be done.
Posted by: cthulhu


Never heard any of that, and the wiki seems to point in a different direction of things post-Boingo.

The thing is that a lot of 2000's post-grunge bands have picked up on some of that 80's vibe. Not necessarily Boingo in particular, but the internetz have a long tail, as they say.

And you will never, ever be able to tell me that Elfman's rock track on Wanted wasn't a Boingo song.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (V3IFq)

517 Well, if you ask Who?", then an explanation really won't matter... I mean, it isn't anyone you know. Ochs was a singer/songwriter late 60's-early 70's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:38 AM (w/iDp)


I mostly know Ochs for one of his album liner notes that loudly proclaimed, as a parody of that Elvis album cover, "50 Phil Ochs Fans Can't Be Wrong!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (gK1U8)

518 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:39 AM (OKox0)

The drummer was but I didn't hit on her.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:43 AM (MNgU2)

519 BTW, Ginger Baker and Lemmy were both in the band Hawkwind, abet at different times.
Posted by: Space Hat Ritual at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (vBeA


Baker was in Hawkwind? Wow. Did not know that.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:44 AM (gK1U8)

520 for all his faults, ozzie doesn't seem like a bad guy.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2016 12:41 AM (KP5rU)


I remember seeing an interview he gave between leaving Black Sabbath and going solo.

He wasn't the most eloquent speaker, but he came across as a regular guy. He said that "Ozzy" was his stage persona, but that as a person he was "John Osbourne".

Now he is a drugged out shell who has let his wife effectively take over management of his life.

Posted by: Blizzard of Hat at August 23, 2016 12:44 AM (vBeA5)

521 Hat, I've heard Clapton himself is also a nice guy.

Supposedly when Clapton was recording his album in the late 1990s with J.J. Cale, EC actually went to his place in Escondido, California to do some tracks. Well, Cale got hungry for, of all places, Olive Garden... so off the both of them went.

Nobody else in the Olive Garden could believe that *the* Eric Clapton was munching endless salad, garlic breadsticks and Italian food at their little chain restaurant location in Escondido, naturally. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:45 AM (OKox0)

522 Off furry sock

And you will never, ever be able to tell me that Elfman's rock track on Wanted wasn't a Boingo song.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (V3IFq)


I remember a few people claiming The Nightmare Before Christmas to be the most recent Oingo Boingo album

Posted by: Kindltot at August 23, 2016 12:46 AM (ry34m)

523 Now he is a drugged out shell who has let his wife effectively take over management of his life.
Posted by: Blizzard of Hat at August 23, 2016 12:44 AM (vBeA5)

How many married men can say that...so sad.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:46 AM (lidp8)

524 All bitches since none of them responded to my subtle come ons.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:37 AM (MNgU2)

---

Gee.

I wonder why...

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 23, 2016 12:47 AM (rlfds)

525 Alice Cooper very nice guy. At least he was to me. Used to work out at club in Catskills area where I worked.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:47 AM (MNgU2)

526 qdpsteve makes a point by mentioning 'Love Me I'm a Liberal'. Ochs was far-left, but reserved his greatest contempt for limousine liberals.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:47 AM (w/iDp)

527 477 Joe, even assholes have good days. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:30 AM (OKox0)



And they can act especially gracious and humble when they are attempting image rehab. You know "Fogerty is willing to perform with his old bandmates again" is much better sounding for him than "Fogerty was such an asshole that his former bandmates want nothing to do with him again just so he can make more money on a reunion show where he will end up behaving like the asshole he is."

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 12:48 AM (bMG0w)

528 Admittedly I've never heard that album and trust your opinion that it was good. I assume Reed did more than just talk the lyrics.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:41 AM (MNgU2)


Well, heh, that's the thing... he mostly did...

BUT...

...the band he assembled for that concert was just awesome, and that's why I still listen to that album over 40 years later. Listen to the version of ''Sweet Jane" from that album on YouTube and you will know what I mean.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:49 AM (gK1U8)

529 I remember a few people claiming The Nightmare Before Christmas to be the most recent Oingo Boingo album
Posted by: Kindltot


They riffed versions of some of the music in concert.

Elfman more than once proclaimed himself the Pumpkin King. Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:49 AM (V3IFq)

530 WTF

The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources tell ABC News.

Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. In the past year, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from across the world, sources said.

Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:50 AM (3LwCF)

531 buzzion, exactly.

Mike, thanks. I admit I always take a second look at liberals who can admit their own side is also a giant mess of hypocrisy and villainy. Unfortunately they seem to be getting a lot more rare these days.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:50 AM (OKox0)

532 516


Boingo was awesomesauce until the end.....and, then, the negativity
started. Elfman started into this, "I do movie soundtracks and
everything else is false" bullshit. The rest of the band got the whole
"restraining order" vibe. And......bloop!!!! Best fucking band of the
'80s sinks without a trace -- and without a successor -- and without
teaching any bands in the 00s about how music should be done.

Posted by: cthulhu



Never heard any of that, and the wiki seems to point in a different direction of things post-Boingo.



The thing is that a lot of 2000's post-grunge bands have picked up
on some of that 80's vibe. Not necessarily Boingo in particular, but the
internetz have a long tail, as they say.



And you will never, ever be able to tell me that Elfman's rock track on Wanted wasn't a Boingo song.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (V3IFq)


The thing about Boingo was that they had things like gamelans or horn sections that weren't going to happen in post-grunge bands. They had a rock-solid rock'n'roll drums/bass/guitars/keyboards thing going with a theatrical overlay.

Which made it so very disappointing when Elfman hid their scores and buried their arrangements....and later said that playing arenas was for losers. It wasn't enough that he'd opted out -- he intentionally buried what he knew so that he couldn't be followed.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:51 AM (EzgxV)

533 521 Hat, I've heard Clapton himself is also a nice guy.

I heard a story on Carolla's show I think, that, John Belushi LOVED EC!!

Anyway, one of his friends was going to meet him and John asked if the friend could pass along that he was a BIG fan!

The Guy, (actually, Steven Bishop, Oscar winner, the guy playing guitar in Animal House)... told EC he was, and EC said that he didn't like John's portrayal of Joe Cocker (EVEN THO JOE DID IT ALONG WITH HIM LATER!!)

Anyway, Stephen told Beluchi and unknown to him, John was tripping acid!!

Talk about a bad trip!!

GOD just said he didn't like you!!

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 12:51 AM (txOvM)

534 TW, Ginger Baker and Lemmy were both in the band Hawkwind, abet at different times.
Posted by: Space Hat Ritual at August 23, 2016 12:42 AM (vBeA

Baker was in Hawkwind? Wow. Did not know that.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:44 AM (gK1U


Baker was in about 1980 for the album "Levitation"

I think this as a promo with him...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-QEpRgs9sM

Posted by: The Levitating Hat at August 23, 2016 12:51 AM (vBeA5)

535 Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...

I was out your way this weekend, relatively speaking. Sorry I didn't drop by to say hello. Limited time and all that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 23, 2016 12:51 AM (T/cxb)

536 JarvisW, oh man.

As they say, sometimes it's best to never meet your heroes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:52 AM (OKox0)

537 Bob Dylan is an interesting case. He famously guards his privacy. You pretty much never read about him in the tabloids. But he apparently likes going out in public incognito. I've seen photos of him with a hoodie pulled over his face. You probably remember the incident in New Jersey a few years ago when he was picked up by police after someone called about an old man wandering around the neighborhood. (And the police officer said he was cooperative and as nice as could be. He didn't pull that "Do you know who I AM?" crap.)

I read a great story awhile back. I didn't save the link, though. A couple had tickets to his show, and had lunch at an outdoor cafe beforehand. The husband noticed Dylan sitting at the next table reading a newspaper. He said to his wife, "Don't say a word, but look behind you." She must have had a shocked look on her face, because Dylan looked up from his paper and gave her a big smile.

Nobody said a word. When they got up to leave, he smiled at them again, and went back to his paper.

If they had tried to talk to him or ask for an autograph, he probably would have clammed up and given them the brush-off.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 12:53 AM (sdi6R)

538 I never accused May of being anti-Semitic. She's a ditz, but she's not that. But she could have resigned as leader of the party that passed that BDS resolution. But she didn't.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 12:41 AM (oqkO3)


Yeah, kind of like Bernie loudly campaigning for months against Hillary's insufferable cronyism corruption, and then on the third night of the DNC, proclaiming equally loudly that all Democrats must vote for Hillary.

Some folks just can't bear to see that paycheck disappear.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:53 AM (gK1U8)

539 June 1988. Buckeye lake outside Columbus. Outdoor venue. It rained late. Grass parking lot mud pit. Topless hippie chicks needed soap.

Posted by: Simplemind at August 23, 2016 12:54 AM (1/dEZ)

540 rickl, that's a cool story about Dylan.

And yeah, I remember the time he was picked up. The Police said he couldn't have been more cooperative.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:55 AM (OKox0)

541 525
Alice Cooper very nice guy. At least he was to me. Used to work out at club in Catskills area where I worked.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 12:47 AM (MNgU2)


Alice Cooper, once you get him away from a stage, is supposed to be a totally nice guy, straight-shooter, and an able spokesperson for actual conservative [not GOPe] ideas.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

542 rickl, that's a cool story about Dylan.

And yeah, I remember the time he was picked up. The Police said he couldn't have been more cooperative.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:55 AM (OKox0)

I wonder what they picked him up for? Wondering around a neighborhood? Hope blacklivematter doesn't hear about this, they think only blacks get hassled by the cops.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 12:57 AM (lidp8)

543 StrawMan, from what I recall, Dylan was actually walking up to and looking inside people's windows in a neighborhood.

I can kind of understand why that might creep some people out. "There's a guy outside our window who looks just like Bob Dylan!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:58 AM (OKox0)

544 I used to have a GF that loved to tell me about the famous people she used to party with.

what could I say? Merle Main once showed me around his airplane collection because I wandered onto the Ontario Oregon airport when he had them rolled out for an air show and I cared more about the plane than who he was.

This is only impressive to someone who cares.

He had an operational deHaviliand Vampire in RAAF markings, and mentioned that his pilot didn't like to take off from the Ontario airport because Malheur butte was right there, and if it flamed out he didn't have much maneuver room to put it down.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 23, 2016 12:58 AM (ry34m)

545 Re Alice Cooper, he's a car guy, so that counts for quite a bit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 12:58 AM (w/iDp)

546 Alice Cooper, once you get him away from a stage, is supposed to be a totally nice guy, straight-shooter, and an able spokesperson for actual conservative [not GOPe] ideas.

Also a practicing Christian who puts his money where his mouth is: https://www.alicecoopersolidrock.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 23, 2016 12:59 AM (T/cxb)

547 Clapton's wife is originally from Columbus, Ohio. The have a house in Dublin, Ohio. Every parade in Dublin has a limo w/ tinted windows and signage that says Eric Clapton. Maybe that is his slow hand waving.

Posted by: EC was here at August 23, 2016 12:59 AM (qlPzn)

548 Which made it so very disappointing when Elfman hid their scores and buried their arrangements....and later said that playing arenas was for losers. It wasn't enough that he'd opted out -- he intentionally buried what he knew so that he couldn't be followed.
Posted by: cthulhu


Ok, I see where you are writing from.

Yeah, understandable but Elfman had an admitted influence by the silver age composers from the start.

He's always acknowledged that his scores aren't rock-based stuff, but rather influenced by Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Franz Wachsmann, etc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:59 AM (V3IFq)

549 I know that whenever Stanley Kubrick wanted to do a bit of research for a film, or speak to an author or another director or someone creative that he respected, sometimes he would literally just pick up a phone and call someone he thought would know what he was wondering about.

Problem is, he would say right away, "Hello, this is Stanley Kubrick." He got a lot of hangups. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 01:00 AM (OKox0)

550 Did Merle Main and Phil Ochs make an album together?

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 01:00 AM (lidp8)

551 112
Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe it's been that long!



Link in nic to my blog site, if anyone wants to see a short video....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (Saqzi)

####Congratulations. Many more. Nice blog . Lovely family. Scrolled down to Memorial Day -- got a little dusty in there.

Posted by: gracepc at August 23, 2016 01:02 AM (OU4q6)

552 Did Merle Main and Phil Ochs make an album together?

Posted by: StrawMan at August 23, 2016 01:00 AM (lidp


No, but they probably either chased choker or built the Snake River Highway together.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 23, 2016 01:02 AM (ry34m)

553 547 Clapton's wife is originally from Columbus, Ohio. The have a house in Dublin, Ohio. Every parade in Dublin has a limo w/ tinted windows and signage that says Eric Clapton. Maybe that is his slow hand waving.

Posted by: EC was here at August 23, 2016 12:59 AM (qlPzn



Apparently Ohio women can snag them some guitar players. Peter Frampton's ex-wife is from Cincinnati.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 01:04 AM (bMG0w)

554 I can just hear Elvis singing...."but I know.....it's my own damn fault".


"It's a real beauty....a Mexican cutie...How it got here I haven't a clue"

Elvis could own that.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 01:05 AM (qUNWi)

555 When Merle Main died in 2013 they auctioned off his planes

this is some of his planes and engines and such

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

Posted by: Kindltot at August 23, 2016 01:05 AM (ry34m)

556 Heh. just looked at Och's wiki page, and was *startled* to learn that he attended Staunton Military Academy, as did my dad. Wish the hell I had known that when I met him.

The Staunton Campus is now Mary Baldwin College.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:06 AM (w/iDp)

557 Course Johnny Cash owned Hurt.

Awesome.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 01:06 AM (qUNWi)

558 Posted by: Bernette at August 23, 2016 12:50 AM (3LwCF)

Nah. Say it isn't so. Not good old Wasil Farooqui. Who woulda' thunk it?

Posted by: gracepc at August 23, 2016 01:07 AM (OU4q6)

559 I'm a bit iconoclastic in all the celebrity sorting out.

From the classic rock era, I only wanna know, did they move my soul.

Later, now, in the internet era, when there's really no excuse for abject ignorance? Matters a bit more, and I make judgments, accordingly.

But I really feel Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi". She sings a song of my youth. Where I was raised. Which I saw destroyed, just as her lyric proclaimed.

I'll get drunk, maudlin and lost in the early works of Floyd, Lightfoot, Taylor, and fuck you if you don't get that.

They were all the songs of my youth, and I'll be damned if I let contemporary political reality steal that from me.

And if you know me, you'll know that I'm somewhere far to the right of Gehngis Khan.

Armed to the teeth, too, with the skills to match.

Fuck with me on my music. See if I give a shit. Your survival?

Optional.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 01:07 AM (v5iqM)

560 No, but they probably either chased choker or built the Snake River Highway together.
Posted by: Kindltot
---------------

You may be thinking of Gordon Lightfoot and the Canadian Railway.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:07 AM (w/iDp)

561 Posted by: OregonMuse at August 23, 2016 12:49 AM (gK1U

Okay I listen to Sweet Jane. The 4 minute intro was great . I just can't get past Lou Reed's spoken word. I then clicked on Velvet Undergrounds version. Pretty good. Reed can compose good music and his lyrics not bad. It's an aquired taste.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 23, 2016 01:07 AM (MNgU2)

562 #554: Yes! Elvis would've totally nailed that song. It would've been amazing!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 01:07 AM (0OG8D)

563 I guess Joni Mitchell's health is better. Just read and saw a pic that she attended a Chick Corea performance at a restaurant in Los Angeles, only yesterday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 01:09 AM (OKox0)

564 557 Course Johnny Cash owned Hurt.

Awesome.
Posted by: eleven



And Trent Reznor agreed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 23, 2016 01:09 AM (20X6f)

565 I'll get drunk, maudlin and lost in the early works of Floyd, Lightfoot
----------------------
You may be thinking of Gordon Lightfoot

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

Heh. Cosmic intersection.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:09 AM (w/iDp)

566 I guess Joni Mitchell's health is better. Just read and saw a pic that she attended a Chick Corea performance at a restaurant in Los Angeles, only yesterday.
Posted by: qdpsteve
-------------

Geeze, I thought she was down for the count.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:10 AM (w/iDp)

567 I met Jim Dandy of Black Oak Ark after he opened for Nugent

I dont remember much

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 23, 2016 01:11 AM (voOPb)

568 543 StrawMan, from what I recall, Dylan was actually walking up to and looking inside people's windows in a neighborhood.

I can kind of understand why that might creep some people out. "There's a guy outside our window who looks just like Bob Dylan!!" ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 12:58 AM (OKox0)


The story I heard is that he was looking for Bruce Springsteen's boyhood home.* It was raining, and someone thought that he looked confused and might have escaped from a nursing home or something.

Well, that's what I read somewhere. Makes as much sense as anything.


*Perhaps to buy it? I predict that after he dies, we will be stunned to learn how much real estate he owns. He tours constantly, and my theory is that he owns a house or apartment in every city in the world. I don't think he lives in hotels. If he did, Dylan sightings would be much more common.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 01:11 AM (sdi6R)

569 MH - I have a Black Oak Arkansas concert poster, and I have no idea why, or where I got it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:12 AM (w/iDp)

570 rickl, hmm. Would be interesting to find out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 01:14 AM (OKox0)

571 Well, time for me to call it a night. Got to get an early one tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 23, 2016 01:14 AM (oqkO3)

572 560 No, but they probably either chased choker or built the Snake River Highway together.
Posted by: Kindltot
---------------

You may be thinking of Gordon Lightfoot and the Canadian Railway.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:07 AM (w/iDp)



Canadian Railroad Trilogy.

Get it right, would'ja, please?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 01:14 AM (v5iqM)

573 #557: You're not alone in believing that. Trent Reznor, himself, said, basically, "Yep, that's his song now. Johnny Cash took it away from me, and, well, good for him!"

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 01:15 AM (0OG8D)

574 Course Johnny Cash owned Hurt.

Awesome.
Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 01:06 AM (qUNWi)


Cash, especially during his later years and his "American" albums, tended to put out cover after cover that was superior to the original.

His cover of "Rusty Cage" was better than Soundgarden's. Heck the later part of the song as Cash played it was heavier than Soundgarden:

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

Posted by: The Rusty Hat at August 23, 2016 01:17 AM (vBeA5)

575 Wow Mr. Hanmmer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 23, 2016 01:19 AM (voOPb)

576 Course Johnny Cash owned Hurt.

Awesome.
Posted by: eleven

And Trent Reznor agreed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 23, 2016 01:09 AM (20X6f)


When Reznor sang it, it came across as a young punk with an ego being over-dramatic.

Cash sang it at the twilight of his life when his wife was dying and he knew he was soon to follow. Probably one of the most emotional songs ever when he sang it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FywSzjRq0e4

Posted by: I Hat myself today... at August 23, 2016 01:19 AM (vBeA5)

577 548
Which made it so very disappointing when Elfman hid their scores and
buried their arrangements....and later said that playing arenas was for
losers. It wasn't enough that he'd opted out -- he intentionally buried
what he knew so that he couldn't be followed.

Posted by: cthulhu



Ok, I see where you are writing from.



Yeah, understandable but Elfman had an admitted influence by the silver age composers from the start.



He's always acknowledged that his scores aren't rock-based stuff,
but rather influenced by Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Franz Wachsmann,
etc.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 12:59 AM (V3IFq)

Oingo-Boingo in full-flight had influences from everywhere, wildly orchestrated for new age pop and twisted by deep cultural references. Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjOp69fkyn4 when the gamelans kick in around 0:45. Try pan-pipes in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_nDVjykgDk. Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwRnW89EsxI , with the horn section starting at 1:57 ....

Where he'd learned from silver-age composers, he burned the bridges behind him for further generations of composers to pass.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 01:22 AM (EzgxV)

578 >>>Alice Cooper, once you get him away from a stage, is
supposed to be a totally nice guy, straight-shooter, and an able
spokesperson for actual conservative [not GOPe] ideas.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 12:56 AM (EzgxV)<<<




And an avid golfer. So metal.

Posted by: Nathan Explosion at August 23, 2016 01:22 AM (H9MG5)

579 574 Course Johnny Cash owned Hurt.

Awesome.
Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 01:06 AM (qUNWi)

Cash, especially during his later years and his "American" albums, tended to put out cover after cover that was superior to the original.

His cover of "Rusty Cage" was better than Soundgarden's. Heck the later part of the song as Cash played it was heavier than Soundgarden:

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

Posted by: The Rusty Hat at August 23, 2016 01:17 AM (vBeA5)



Check out the wiki page for the song. And see the "covers" section. "On Cornell's Higher Truth acoustic tour in late 2015, he started including "Rusty Cage" in the set-list, employing Johnny Cash's country-rock arrangement of the song."

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 01:23 AM (bMG0w)

580 Another interesting story about a cover of a song...

Neil Young took a young and pretty singer by the name of Nicolette Larson out for a drive in the country once. She found one of his demo tapes on the floor at her feet, for a song called Lotta Love. Young told her, "Oh, yeah, go ahead and take that tape home. You can have that song."

She put together a rendition of that song, and planned out an album with that song on it.

The day before her album came out, Young released an album with his own rendition of the song.

I'm guessing he was expecting to get some pussy on that drive with Nicolette, and figured giving her that song would seal the deal, but it didn't work out like he'd hoped, so he felt he had to get his revenge by directly competing with her at singing the very song he'd given her.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 01:26 AM (0OG8D)

581 Canadian Railroad Trilogy.

Get it right, would'ja, please?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 01:14 AM (v5iqM)

*****

Sure. Just as soon as one of your posts do not take an entire screen to scroll through.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 23, 2016 01:29 AM (YLidQ)

582 More gamelan -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFU_5Ng-4DM

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 01:29 AM (EzgxV)

583 Jim - One of my favorite road tunes is Steel Rail Blues.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:31 AM (w/iDp)

584 The lack of promenent gamelan has less to do with Danny "Ginger King" Elfman than islamic extremists in Indo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 01:33 AM (V3IFq)

585 Sure. Just as soon as one of your posts do not take an entire screen to scroll through.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 23, 2016 01:29 AM (YLidQ)



Your small screen insecurities are not of my concern.

They sell blue pills to make your screen, larger.

MWNP. You're 99.99% mensch, here. Why fvck with me now?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 01:36 AM (v5iqM)

586 Cash, especially during his later years and his "American" albums, tended to put out cover after cover that was superior to the original.

His cover of "Rusty Cage" was better than Soundgarden's. Heck the later part of the song as Cash played it was heavier than Soundgarden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtbuUlSGXzc
Posted by: The Rusty Hat at August 23, 2016 01:17 AM (vBeA5)


Cash was kinda making a point that there was still great music around. A great song can be done in just about any genre worth playing and it'll be great. (Find the Chris Cornell version of Michael Jackson's Billy Jean for more proof of that theory.)

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at August 23, 2016 01:37 AM (J+mig)

587 Jim - One of my favorite road tunes is Steel Rail Blues.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Well I got my mail late last night
A letter from a girl who found the time to write
To her lonesome boy somewheres in the night
She sent me a railroad ticket too
To take me to her lovin' arms
And the big steel rail
Gonna carry me home to the one I love
.
.
.
--> skip to fateful Moronic end:

I went into town, for one last round...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2016 01:37 AM (w/iDp)

588 They sell blue pills to make your screen, larger.

Yup. ViewSonicGra.
Call your doctor if your screen is enlarged for more than 4 hours.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 01:38 AM (OKox0)

589 On a related note, did you notice how Bridget Fonda suddenly disappeared from the whole acting thing? I know the story behind that, too...

She married Danny Elfman, got pregnant, and retired from acting to raise their kids.

Good on her, I says! Good on her.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 01:40 AM (0OG8D)

590 Gotta call it a night everybody, thanks for the great chat and goodnight. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2016 01:40 AM (OKox0)

591 580
I'm guessing he was expecting to get some pussy on that drive with Nicolette, and figured giving her that song would seal the deal, but it didn't work out like he'd hoped, so he felt he had to get his revenge by directly competing with her at singing the very song he'd given her.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 01:26 AM (0OG8D)


Well, at least she made a fortune with her nicotine gum patent.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 01:40 AM (sdi6R)

592 584
The lack of promenent gamelan has less to do with Danny "Ginger King" Elfman than islamic extremists in Indo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 01:33 AM (V3IFq)


I think I've been reasonably clear -- Danny "switched-at-birth" Elfman has shown extraordinary skill at being a changeling, but has been notoriously spiteful about non-changelings reproducing his results...

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 01:42 AM (EzgxV)

593 Epson invented the dot matrix printer to fulfill a need at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. So they need to come up with some major new printing innovation for 2020.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 23, 2016 01:43 AM (IdCqF)

594 Your small screen insecurities are not of my concern.

They sell blue pills to make your screen, larger.

MWNP. You're 99.99% mensch, here. Why fvck with me now?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 01:36 AM (v5iqM)

****

Not worried at all about my Mensch quotient. I was simply noting that you were giving someone grief while leaving yourself open to some pretty significant vulnerabilities as to criticism, that's all. Carry on.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 23, 2016 01:45 AM (YLidQ)

595 The lack of promenent gamelan has less to do with Danny "Ginger King" Elfman than islamic extremists in Indo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 01:33 AM (V3IFq)


His brother, BTW, is trying to raise funds to make a sequel to the movie "The Forbidden Zone":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqdx06CXRT0

The original opening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOhncfDJum8

And if it sounds familiar...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D4-WfXC79g

Posted by: The Forbidden Hat at August 23, 2016 01:45 AM (vBeA5)

596 Danny Elfman abandoned greatness for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFzLRP8e4vE

Posted by: cthulhu at August 23, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

597 Danny Elfman is the lovechild of Rick Astley and Shooter McGavin.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2016 01:49 AM (VdICR)

598 Lou Reed is at his best when others cover:

Cowboy Junkies: Sweet Jane
youtu.be/BHRFZFmEq9o

Halleluja: Jeff Buckley
youtu.be/y8AWFf7EAc4

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 01:50 AM (V3IFq)

599 Ah, to hell with it. I'm off to snoozeville.

MWNP. If you want 140 word comments, Twitter awaits.

Conversely.

I'm far from being the only commenter who posts longer form posts here. And likely not the weakest of the herd, withal.

I'll begin to become truly "concerned" about your critique, 'bout the time you start to rail against Zombie's posts, Alberta Oil Peon's mechanical essays, Uncle Palp's photographic reminiscences, and redC's tales of shooty acquisitions.

Elsewise, you've just got an editorial bitch about my writer's style, which is all well and good.

But categorize it as such, and not about the word count of my posts.

Like I said. I count you as 99.99% mensch.

If you'll do your best to preclude that figure from being computed as "and dropping", I'd appreciate it.

Respectfully,


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 01:56 AM (v5iqM)

600 But OTOH Danny Elfman surpassed every living composer except John Williams about five years after he started doing films.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2016 01:57 AM (VdICR)

601 OTOH Danny Elfman surpassed every living composer except John Williams about five years after he started doing films.
Posted by: BourbonChicken


Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 01:59 AM (V3IFq)

602 The only time I have a problem with long posts is when they don't have paragraph breaks.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 02:00 AM (sdi6R)

603 #593: Nintendo was already an old company at the time of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. They'd been involved in a lot of different things over the past century, including "love hotels". At that time, their main thing was card games, and the Japanese government suddenly asked its citizens to put aside their goofy and childish card games in order to present a more mature and sophisticated national face to the world for that Olympics.

So, Nintendo dropped out of making card games and started getting more into the electronic toys and games market. This naturally led to Donkey Kong in the next decade.

Incidentally, Donkey Kong was the result of a failed deal to make a Popeye video game. King Features Syndicate backed out on the deal, so Nintendo created a new original property using the same mechanics.

Originally, it would've been Popeye running through those stages, dodging barrels thrown by Bluto while trying to rescue Olive Oyl.

After Donkey Kong proved to be such a big hit, King Features got back in touch with Nintendo and said, "Okay, yeah, we'll agree to let you make a Popeye video game now". Nintendo went ahead and made a Popeye game, but it was nowhere near the smash hit Donkey Kong had been.

You done fucked up, King Features Syndicate.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 02:00 AM (0OG8D)

604 The only time I have a problem with long posts is when they don't have paragraph breaks.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 02:00 AM (sdi6R)


H8r!

Posted by: Tumblr at August 23, 2016 02:04 AM (vBeA5)

605 So, Nintendo dropped out of making card games and started getting more into the electronic toys and games market. This naturally led to Donkey Kong in the next decade.Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler.

'Dropped out' of something they sounds like Parker Brothers dropped out of making board games.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 02:06 AM (V3IFq)

606 Neither here nor there but listening to Johnny Cash "Hurt" led me to Josh Turner (with Randy Travis) "Long Black Train". Which YouTube linked to "Three Wooden Crosses".

I apologize for the darkness but not the light of my musical derailment.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zofnxah

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hmsaqoc

Posted by: Willy J. at August 23, 2016 02:11 AM (CDowr)

607 I don't normally do ONT but had to brag I just killed a yellow jacket nest.

Instructions say to apply at sundown, But I wisely chose to do late at night.

No activity at that point.

Felt bad but my observation (this is the second time around) they really get obnoxious once their numbers climb.

Posted by: Max Power at August 23, 2016 02:12 AM (QCc6B)

608 The only time I have a problem with long posts is when they don't have paragraph breaks.

Agree.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 02:13 AM (qUNWi)

609 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 23, 2016 02:13 AM (T/cxb)

610 Good job max!

I HATE those f'kers!!

They have no reason to live but to sing!!

I wish them and the Fire Ants would go to war and have a lil MAD

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 02:14 AM (txOvM)

611 Er, sTing!!

Posted by: JarvisW at August 23, 2016 02:15 AM (txOvM)

612 >>>They have no reason to live but to sing!!

If they didn't get up in my biz during my BBQ I would just let them live. I would tolerate the shit out of them.

Do not fuck with my BBQ.

Posted by: Max Power at August 23, 2016 02:16 AM (QCc6B)

613 #605: It was kind of like that, yeah. They dropped their main cash cow at the time, at the request of the Japanese government for its citizens to put on a more mature face for the world at the 1964 Olympics.

I'd say it worked out for the better for Nintendo.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 02:17 AM (0OG8D)

614 People who sing at a BBQ need to be shown the gate. Or at least another karaoke ticket for later. Like much later.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 02:18 AM (V3IFq)

615 I'd say it worked out for the better for Nintendo.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 02:17 AM (0OG8D)



They could probably use the government telling them that again.


Seems like their "big" Christmas item this year is going to be their mini NES with 30 games. And only 30 games. No room for expansion. No internet connection to get some additional games later on. Just those 30 and that's it.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:20 AM (bMG0w)

616 "Chicago has a homicide epidemic on it's hands."

"...your humble Open Blogger has concerns about this map and it's revelations."


I really hate to be the grammar Nazi here, but every time I see that, it just feels like a punch in the stomach.

{Puts on school-marm gray wig}

In English, the possessive is indicated by having an apostrophe-s after the noun -- e.g.
The donkey's dick
Destiny's Child
etc.

Also in English, the verb "is" is often contracted after most pronouns (and some nouns) by spelling it not as "is" but as apostrophe-s:

He's a freak of nature
This election's rigged
etc.

Now -- notice something about these two rules?

A terrible collision is about to happen, because both rules involves apostrophe-s, and there is exactly ONE point of overlap between them: i-t-s. The English language's greatest dilemma.

The contraction for "it is," according to the second rule, should therefore be spelled "it's".

But according to the first rule, the possessive of "it" should also therefore be spelled "it's."

What to do?

Well, English has all sorts of eccentricities, including the dreaded homograph -- words that are spelled exactly the same, but are in fact totally different words.

Take this sentence for example:

"When Luigi crashed his moped during the scooter race, he moped around for a week."

See? English has all sorts of examples like that. So in theory it would be totally acceptable for the contraction of "it is" and the possessive of "it" to BOTH be spelled exactly the same -- that is to say, "it's."

But somewhere way back in the mists of time, the Anti-Homography Gods declared the it's-it's duality simply intolerable, because of all the homographic pairs, they were the most commonplace, and frequently occur numerous times each in any random sample paragraphs.

And so it was decided -- illogically, yes, but most English "exceptions" are illogical, and you just have to learn them and live with them -- that one of the "it's"s had to change.

And contractions-it's and possessive-it's were put on trial, and contraction-it's was declared the winner: Henceforth, "it is" would remain contracted to "it's." BUT, the loser was possessive-it's which was condemned to be changed, simply so that it could be distinguished from contraction-it's. And it was decided -- again, in the mists of time, by deciders unknown -- to make the simplest possible change, which was to drop the apostrophe when making the possessive of "it." Henceforth, the possessive of "it" would forever be spelled "its." With no apostrophe.

Is it crazy? Yes. Is it illogical? Yes. It is even necessary? No. But even so, that's the way it has been for at least 300 years, and probably longer.

It's just one of those kooky grammar rules that you have to memorize:

The possessive of "it" is spelled without an apostrophe as "its."

It is the ONLY possessive spelled this way.

But that's English for ya -- a kooky language.

Hopefully, this traumatic lecture will impress this rule on you like PTSD on a WWI infantryman crawling back from No Man's Land.


{Takes off school-marm gray wig}

Posted by: zombie at August 23, 2016 02:23 AM (jBuUi)

617 612 >>>They have no reason to live but to sing!!

If they didn't get up in my biz during my BBQ I would just let them live. I would tolerate the shit out of them.

Do not fuck with my BBQ.
Posted by: Max Power at August 23, 2016 02:16 AM (QCc6B)


I binged "yellow jackets singing" and got this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZCYuPGblQI

Yeah, you can find pretty much anything on the internet.

Posted by: rickl at August 23, 2016 02:25 AM (sdi6R)

618 Vee haff ways of makingk you talk.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2016 02:25 AM (VdICR)

619 To MNWP.

Please review Zombie's post at No. 616, in relation to my comment to you, at No. 599.

QED.

And with that, goodnight, and God Bless.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 02:27 AM (v5iqM)

620 News Flash:

Man survives his own 64th birthday party, lives to tell about it. Film at 11.

Acknowledgement from offspring: 66.6%

Fidelity of canine: 100%

A late-night howdy, boys and girls. Are we having a civil war tonight? Who's side is Capt America on?

Posted by: mindful webworker - beyond audience comprehension at August 23, 2016 02:27 AM (cSU3r)

621 Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 23, 2016 02:28 AM (0OG8D)

622 The possessive of "it" is spelled without an apostrophe as "its."

It is the ONLY possessive spelled this way.



"his" tells you to bite its ass.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:28 AM (bMG0w)

623 {Takes off school-marm gray wig}
Posted by: zombie

I read that in a Venture Bros voice at least partially....

Still won't change a vote.

... you aren't doing anything with the wig, are yah?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 02:29 AM (V3IFq)

624
619 To MNWP.

Please review Zombie's post at No. 616, in relation to my comment to you, at No. 599.

QED.

And with that, goodnight, and God Bless.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2016 02:27 AM (v5iqM)



Oh he's had little bitch fits about zombie's long posts too.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:29 AM (bMG0w)

625 Yellow jackets? Pfft.

Took maybe seven hits when I 'found' it.

I'm out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's hornet nest at August 23, 2016 02:29 AM (ZxmMG)

626 To MNWP.

Please review Zombie's post at No. 616, in relation to my comment to you, at No. 599.

****

You have missed the point that I made twice now. I shant be making it again.

Buzz, I would tell you to FOAD, but apparently the D has been taken care of already.

Have a lovely day, all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 23, 2016 02:33 AM (YLidQ)

627 "his" tells you to bite its ass.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:28 AM (bMG0w)

As do hers & theirs.

Posted by: Guy with a form and a gov't car at August 23, 2016 02:35 AM (GzDYP)

628 GRAMMAR WARS! YAAAY! (Immmortal inner 5th Grade Schoolmarm dons armor and broadsword.)

Zombie: In English, the possessive is indicated by having an apostrophe-s after the noun

I don't think "its"-possessive is counted in that noun-possessive apostrophe rule (if exceptionally) because "its" is a pronoun like its cousins "his" and "hers" and "ours" and "theirs" - which, obviously, do not take apostrophes. Still doesn't necessarily make sense, but has some consistency.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 5'll getcha 10 at August 23, 2016 02:35 AM (cSU3r)

629 I see Buzzion and Guy beat me to that point, and much more concisely and humorously. (Immortal inner 5th Grade English schoolmarm returns to crypt in the catacombs.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - 10'll getcha 20 at August 23, 2016 02:37 AM (cSU3r)

630 #603

Donkey Kong was directly driven by the failure of Radar Scope. Nintendo had expected this slide and shoot game to be a huge hit (I liked it quite a lot as that was my favorite genre then) and committed to manufacturing far more machine than it turned out the market was looking to buy. In desperation, they sought to produce a new game using the exact same hardware base, so only the ROMs and art panels on the machines would need to be changed.

This ended up being assigned to a employee named Shigeru Miyamoto, who'd been with the company since 1977 but hadn't really found a role for his talents. The Popeye license was considered for this but the hardware wasn't up to a satisfactory depiction of the characters. The eventual Popeye arcade machine had considerably stronger hardware and was visually impressive for the era in how well it reproduced the familiar characters. So the game ended up being Donkey Kong with original, mostly, characters. What was intended as a move to save the company from a massive loss on unsellable arcade units instead became the #1 game and required far more machines to be built.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 23, 2016 02:37 AM (IdCqF)

631 see if i ever share my gun shopping escapades with you ungrateful bastards again...

BTW: any tips on how to Cerekote a 1916 colt 1911, and will it cover up all the weird markings, so the gun looks better?

asking for my wife.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 23, 2016 02:41 AM (rJpWp)

632 627 "his" tells you to bite its ass.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:28 AM (bMG0w)

As do hers & theirs.
Posted by: Guy with a form


"His," "hers" and "theirs" are specialty-form custom-spelled possessive pronouns, and as such sort of fall outside the general rule of adding apostrophe-s to nouns. In particular, "his" probably started life as "him's" way back when, and evolved to be a "new" word once it got slur-shortened. "Hers" and "theirs" are slightly different terms of speech, and are not parallel to "its," a distinction that is too tedious to explain this late at night. I'm all explained out!

Posted by: zombie at August 23, 2016 02:42 AM (jBuUi)

633 627 "his" tells you to bite its ass.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:28 AM (bMG0w)

As do hers & theirs.

Posted by: Guy with a form and a gov't car at August 23, 2016 02:35 AM (GzDYP)



But you hers and theirs are also different situations. Let's go with my "Its ass" example. You would say "His ass" and "its ass", but you wouldn't say "hers ass" or "theirs ass." But they do lend to the precedent that possessive pronouns do not get apostrophes. Just can't think of a good example where you could substitute an "its" in for a situation you use "hers" or "theirs."

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:43 AM (bMG0w)

634

"I don't think "its"-possessive is counted ..."


Since we're dealing with grammar & related concepts, I think a better choice is:

"I think "its"-possessive is not counted ..."

Posted by: Pedantic Grammar Bro The Elder at August 23, 2016 02:44 AM (FlRtG)

635 Just can't think of a good example where you could substitute an "its" in for a situation you use "hers" or "theirs."

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2016 02:43 AM (bMG0w)

++++

Whose cow is that? It's hers. It's theirs.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 02:47 AM (R+30W)

636 It's its. If it was a cow owning robot.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 02:48 AM (R+30W)

637 It's

Posted by: Monty Python's Flying Circus at August 23, 2016 02:51 AM (sdi6R)

638 Zombie: ..."his" probably started life as "him's" way back when, and evolved to be a "new" word once it got slur-shortened. "Hers" and "theirs" are slightly different terms of speech, and are not parallel to "its"...

Now you're just making stuff up to sound smart.

Like those guys on the classical music radio shows. "That was Symphony #27 by VVlazimix Wvvfrrstlo, performed by the Smelixan National Orchestra, conducted by Otto Xpltghzwhnr with soloist Lyssangia Frlemitia." Yeah, sure it was.

Posted by: mindful webworker - if'll getcha maybe at August 23, 2016 02:51 AM (cSU3r)

639 A man said the word "that" in a sentence, in the wrong place.

That that that that man said was ungrammatical.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 02:53 AM (qUNWi)

640 637 It's

Posted by: Monty Python's Flying Circus at August 23, 2016 02:51 AM (sdi6R)

++++

Its.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 02:55 AM (R+30W)

641 Longbows.

Posted by: Henry V at August 23, 2016 02:58 AM (VdICR)

642 Doctor: You have a strange obsession with the word 'its'. This has been described in the medical literature.


Patient: Doctor? Do you mean it's...it's...it's...


Doctor: Yes! It's its-itis


Patient: Its-itis? It isn't...is it...?


Doctor: It is! Its-itis is...it's incurable.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 23, 2016 02:58 AM (wPiJc)

643 >>>It's its. If it was a cow owning robot.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 02:48 AM (R+30W)
<<<



If the cow was owned by my cousin I'd say -- It's Itt's.

Posted by: Gomez Addams at August 23, 2016 02:58 AM (H9MG5)

644 'tis

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 23, 2016 03:00 AM (wPiJc)

645 It's its. If it was a cow owning robot.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous


This is where 'Hank Roy Orbison Jr. knowledge' would come in handy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 03:02 AM (V3IFq)

646 644 'tis

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 23, 2016 03:00 AM (wPiJc)

++++

There was an episode where Columbo needed to establish that 'tis was a contraction of it is.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 03:04 AM (R+30W)

647 Well, its late and Im tired, and the comments have devolved into bovine territory and I'm too much of a cow-ard to enter that pasture, so Ill bid yall adoo before Zombies imaginative dissertation on why the first person pronoun is capitalized.

Gud nyght, Greasies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - anagrammatically at August 23, 2016 03:04 AM (cSU3r)

648 There was an episode where Columbo needed to establish that 'tis was a contraction of it is.

The one with the smug Jack Cassidy?

Right?

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 03:05 AM (qUNWi)

649 639 A man said the word "that" in a sentence, in the wrong place.

That that that that man said was ungrammatical.
Posted by: eleven


I'd pull L llamas out of my ass in celebration if I had come up with that! (said the Roman explorer who discovered South America 1500 years before Columbus)

Posted by: zombie at August 23, 2016 03:06 AM (jBuUi)

650 645 It's its. If it was a cow owning robot.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

This is where 'Hank Roy Orbison Jr. knowledge' would come in handy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 03:02 AM (V3IFq)

++++

Not sure what that means. But, perhaps this will shed some light.
https://youtu.be/X3bql2DMyGQ

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 03:07 AM (R+30W)

651 No?

The one with the smug Ray Milland?

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 03:07 AM (qUNWi)

652 I was blown away first time I heard Johnny Cash' s "Hurt." Sobbed my heart out. Probably a lot of that has to do with the fact that Johnny Cash is my alcoholic father's favorite singer and I have Issues, but still such a powerful song.

Posted by: Gem at August 23, 2016 03:07 AM (uaHyk)

653 It all depends on what the meaning of its is.

Posted by: B.J. Clinton at August 23, 2016 03:07 AM (H9MG5)

654 The smug Robert Culp?


He was the smuggest of all.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 03:10 AM (qUNWi)

655 Regulations explicitly forbid engaging in the policing of the English language without a license which can be obtained upon completion of 9876 hours of state approved training, a score of 80% or higher on the 4000 question test and an application along with fee payment of $987.

Posted by: Guy with a form and a gov't car at August 23, 2016 03:11 AM (GzDYP)

656
I'd pull L llamas out of my ass in celebration if I had come up with that! (said the Roman explorer who discovered South America 1500 years before Columbus)


zombie...I will wear that with pride.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 03:11 AM (qUNWi)

657 Gem....I got a little misty myself.

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 03:14 AM (qUNWi)

658 648 There was an episode where Columbo needed to establish that 'tis was a contraction of it is.

The one with the smug Jack Cassidy?

Right?

Posted by: eleven at August 23, 2016 03:05 AM (qUNWi)

++++

Heh. A smug somebody, no doubt. I just remember that exchange. There was some kind of nautical theme, and the guy Columbo was talking to was elderly. But, that wasn't the murderer. Just some old man who was witness to some important detail. Now that I think of it, the contraction might have been 'tisn't.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 03:16 AM (R+30W)

659 Smug Patrick McGoohan.

Up and coming film composer Ramin Djawadi
https://youtu.be/fjJYp46NsjY

Game of Thrones, Pacific Rim.

Posted by: Henry V at August 23, 2016 03:18 AM (VdICR)

660 Out, damned sock.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2016 03:18 AM (VdICR)

661 This is the one.

http://www.planetbods.org/columbo
/series_5/last_salute_to_the_commodore

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 03:19 AM (R+30W)

662 659 Smug Patrick McGoohan.

Up and coming film composer Ramin Djawadi
https://youtu.be/fjJYp46NsjY

Game of Thrones, Pacific Rim.

Posted by: Henry V at August 23, 2016 03:18 AM (VdICR)

++++

Patrick McGoohan channeled his smugness from the director's chair. The murderer was Wilfrid Hyde-White. He had a smug twinkle in his eye.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 23, 2016 03:27 AM (R+30W)

663 Imagine my shock reading that map and thinking that the units were inches.

Posted by: Tim at August 23, 2016 03:44 AM (zD+3D)

664 Hello horde.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at August 23, 2016 03:47 AM (lpNIx)

665 Patrick McGoohan drum solo.

https://youtu.be/hl5p80BMHYk

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2016 03:51 AM (VdICR)

666 Patrick McGoohan drum solo.

https://youtu.be/hl5p80BMHYk

Posted by: BourbonChicken


He was such a card number.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2016 03:56 AM (V3IFq)

667 Wow. The old bag's bag woman left a burn bag on her front car seat for anyone to snag.

http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2016/08/23/ wow-huma-abedin-really-was-extremely- careless-with-sensitive-documents/

(remove spaces before wow and careless in link)

Posted by: Capt. Renault, not shocked at all anymore at August 23, 2016 04:05 AM (H9MG5)

668 Back when Randy Newman was good

The world of science is my game
And Albert Einstein is my name
I was born in Germany
And I'm happy to be
Here in the land of the brave and the free
Yes, I'm happy to be
Here in the land of the brave and the free

In the year of nineteen five
Merely trying to survive
Took my knapsack in my hand
Caught a train for Switzerland

America, America
God shed his grace on Thee
You have whipped the Filipino
Now you rule the Western Sea

Americans dream of gypsies, I have found
Gypsy knives and gypsy thighs
That pound and pound and pound and pound
And African appendages that almost reach the ground
And little boys playing baseball in the rain

America, America
Step out into the light
You're the best dream man has ever dreamed
And may all your Christmases be white

Posted by: RoyLC at August 23, 2016 04:14 AM (Qfl2e)

669 >>>112 Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe it's been that long!

Link in nic to my blog site, if anyone wants to see a short video....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at August 22, 2016 10:43 PM (Saqzi)

That's lovely, Teresa. Many congratulations!

Posted by: m at August 23, 2016 04:18 AM (gfJWV)

670 What a lousy night but time to make the coffee
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2016 04:20 AM (0G2eQ)

671 Everyone either gone tobed or not up?

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2016 04:45 AM (0G2eQ)

672 "Everyone either gone tobed or not up?"

Neither. Can't sleep and it's too early to get up. I'm in zombie mode.

Posted by: Bayou City at August 23, 2016 04:54 AM (z7t7+)

673 Don Feder at AT sums up a Hillary presidency except he forgot the mega sizing of the Clinton Foundation selling influence around the world.

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2016 04:57 AM (0G2eQ)

674 Lochte's changed story is looking like its a coercion and his first one is looking the more likely.

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2016 05:08 AM (0G2eQ)

675 I don't think Hillary is capable of telling the truth at this point. Everything she says is lie of bends the truth into a pretzel.

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2016 05:14 AM (0G2eQ)

676 Fab probably doesn't even remember what the truth was.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at August 23, 2016 05:25 AM (lpNIx)

677 "I don't think Hillary is capable of telling the
truth at this point. Everything she says is lie of bends the truth into a
pretzel.



Posted by: Skip"

What's great (by which I mean sucks) is this is just the warm up. A president Hillary would dwarf these whoppers with a daily flood of new and exciting deceptions that will make Orwell's "1984" seem quaint. And the MSM will still be investigating Melania Trump for borrowing a few lines of Michele Obama's off-the-shelf speech.

Posted by: Ripley at August 23, 2016 05:28 AM (1BQGO)

678 I'll set the alarm clock before I go, say for 0600hrs.
Stay safe horde

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2016 05:29 AM (0G2eQ)

679 I can open a pickle jar. That's all you rubes need to know about my health. Sure, I've been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis which makes a heart attack or stroke more likely but I'm not going anywhere, damnit.

Furthermore -- Louisiana? I collect donations, I don't give them.

Two words for the people of Louisiana - 'higher ground'. Is that so tough? Now get out of here before I throw a lamp at your head.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 05:56 AM (ZFUt7)

680 Good Morning Morons. Today is Tuesday, August 23, 2016. On this day on 1784 Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declared itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it was not recognized or accepted into the United States, and it only lasted for four years. However it did separate from NC later and became the State of TN in 1796.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

681 Trump is calling for a special prosecutor to go after Scankles' sham charity. He also has softened his stance on immigration. Why I don't know with 70% of the population agreeing with him. (But no, he has not embraced amnesty as the RNCe has.) The only people disagreeing is the MFM, the RNCe, and the DNC leadership. As for a special prosecutor it would only be a whitewash now. He should simply state the only way she will ever be held accountable is if he is elected after which he will have her formally charged and empanel a grand jury.


http://tinyurl.com/gvgek28

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

682 An executive with Scankles' sham charity left 158 phone messages with Clinton Aide Cheryl Mills at the State Department.


http://tinyurl.com/zf83ja2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

683 Corrupt CA Supreme Court maintains tenure law for incompetent CA teacher's union. There is absolutely no need for any tenure law anywhere and never has been a valid reason for it, especially in pre-college schools.


http://tinyurl.com/jc4e9ls

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

684 Lying media has been linking bad boy Lochte to Trump for weeks. He actually is a Clinton supporter.


http://tinyurl.com/ho5u59h

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

685 A federal judge has halted Pharaoh Obama's illegal bathroom order while the case meanders through the court system. I can not see why he simply did not rule the order invalid since the actual law plainly states that schools may discriminate based on sex for bathroom facilities. And BTW, piss on Fox for putting its auto-play video POS at the top of its articles taking up half the screen even if it is blocked from playing. Fox is rapidly becoming unusable in the same manner as The Daily Caller.


http://tinyurl.com/jeaqxhl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

686 Six facts about Kate Upton.


http://tinyurl.com/j2thrlo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

687
Top doctor and Rutgers University Professor of Medicine Bob Lahita says that concerns over Hillary Clinton's health are not a conspiracy theory and that Clinton should be assessed by an impartial panel of physicians.


No, she should be assessed by a Grand Jury for multiple felonies and be on her way to the greybar hotel.


http://tinyurl.com/jb3v9r7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

688 New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo is calling on Google to fix its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton's failing health.


Like most of the NYT he is behind the times. I suspect that Google, like the rest of the MFM is hiding all the bad shit about Scankles.


http://tinyurl.com/zq7blae

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

689 BLM thug gang attacks a group of whites beating and robbing them. No mention of a hate crime here which is why all these so-called hate crime laws should be eliminated.


http://tinyurl.com/gp6r5fd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

690 Group of black women brawl in a Chicago Walmart over a sale.


http://tinyurl.com/j7lfud2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

691 Hacked DNC records indicate illegal pay-to-meet activities by the DNC.


http://tinyurl.com/hw6hu23

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

692 And "bad boy Lochte may not be so "bad" after all. The MFM, like always, is full of lies.


http://tinyurl.com/hl943qr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

693 Yes, Pharaoh Obama has given Iran another $1.3B and we have no idea where it went.


http://tinyurl.com/gwvqn65

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

694 The corrupt DOJ can not get its story straight on the Clinton interview. Hey you fat scrunt, you have to make your lies consistent when you report to congress. You don't have anything to worry about, they are going to do anything anyway.


http://tinyurl.com/zqnuq6a

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

695 VA Democrat governor openly defies the VA Supreme Court and illegally gives felons voting rights with his pen and phone.


http://tinyurl.com/zzuao34

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

696 No, she should be assessed by a Grand Jury for multiple felonies and be on her way to the greybar hotel.


*tosses lamp at Vics head*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:02 AM (ZFUt7)

697 Promoters always tout the economic benefits of large venue events like the Olympics but in fact they most often not only have no benefit, but wind up costing locals money instead. That goes for any large events as well, like the World Fair.


http://tinyurl.com/jgqmhy6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

698 You would think that hacking the e-mails of George Soros would be a gold mine of information for the MFM wouldn't you? Not so because he is a darling of the liberal set. Now if someone were to hack the Koche brothers that would be huge print headlines 24/7.


http://tinyurl.com/zw6toty

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

699 Ramirez no update


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

700 686 *tosses lamp at Vics head*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:02 AM (ZFUt7)

Vic presses charges for assault and battery.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

701 also on that illegal $1.3B "gift" to Iran we have no idea what "legal" program the Choom stole that money from.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

702 Thank you Vic. Good reflexes there, dodging that lamp.

Have a wonderful day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2016 06:10 AM (u82oZ)

703 We are approaching Fall weather now. Temperatures in the mornings are now in the 60s.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:10 AM (mpXpK)

704 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2016 06:10 AM (u82oZ)

705 BLM thug gang attacks a group of whites beating and robbing them. No mention of a hate crime here which is why all these so-called hate crime laws should be eliminated. 

You say that like there's something wrong with it. African-American voters will be the deciding factor in my election. Sure some people are going to get roughed up a little bit, lose some spare cash.

You need to look at the 'big picture' here.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:11 AM (ZFUt7)

706 702
Thank you Vic. Good reflexes there, dodging that lamp.



Have a wonderful day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2016 06:10 AM (u82oZ)

I did allow it to graze me so I could get the battery charge in there.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

707 Vic presses charges for assault and battery. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party 


Just because I threw a lamp at your head, in fact struck you in the head, doesn't mean I 'intended' for that to happen. Don't you ever read the news?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:14 AM (ZFUt7)

708 You need to look at the 'big picture' here.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:11 AM (ZFUt7)

As long as that "big picture" doesn't include you or that fat ugly AG whose shoes can not contain her fugly scankles at the end of those stumps.
For those Morons seeking to lose weight
http://tinyurl.com/zw2tmnd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:17 AM (mpXpK)

709 707 Just because I threw a lamp at your head, in fact
struck you in the head, doesn't mean I 'intended' for that to happen.
Don't you ever read the news?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:14 AM (ZFUt7)

You forget, I am not the corrupt AG

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

710 Some people here need to watch late night television more. I opened a pickle jar in front of a nation wide audience.

A PICKLE JAR. YOU HEAR ME?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:22 AM (ZFUt7)

711 When it comes to Putin, he's going to realize that he's dealing with a WOMAN WHO CAN OPEN A PICKLE JAR!


Here's the story...
http://tinyurl.com/PickledPresident

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:29 AM (ZFUt7)

712 That video was faked. The jar had already been opened and the lid was laying lightly on the top.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:34 AM (mpXpK)

713 That video was faked. The jar had already been opened and the lid was laying lightly on the top.Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


Denier. Are you saying that Hillary Clinton -- feminist icon for decades -- can not even OPEN A PICKLE JAR WITHOUT HELP?

Because that is sexist. It's like the vast right wing conspiracy has a war on women.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:41 AM (ZFUt7)

714 Have Hillary leap a Jersey Wall barricade like Trump. Then we can talk.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2016 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

715 Thank you for the news Vic.

Posted by: Infidel at August 23, 2016 06:41 AM (hh7N1)

716 "Well here's the full set of documents and then they give a copy by definition that would be the same, they're not. You start turning the page and suddenly there's new documents, new information in there and, so, we're going back to square one. We've only had them for days and, still, the second copy is different than the first copy. Why is that? I don't know."

Chaffetz added, "But it's more information. The stuff that we saw in the short time before on the train to come up here to be on the show was that it was just flat-out embarrassing. There was nothing classified about it. Name-calling, things like that."

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 23, 2016 06:42 AM (0+WqX)

717
Even Bill was impressed. When I crawled in bed next to him last night, after taping the show he said, 'that's some mean feet'.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 06:44 AM (ZFUt7)

718 So we are to understand that the incandescent light bulb was banned by the grandson of the inventors who founded Whirlpool? What a country.

Now a more-or-less commonsense federal contracting rule about not building in the flood plain, and jacking up new houses a little bit in known flood zones, is touted as part of the Global Climate Change Initiative. Could they possibly have added "Defense" and "Children" to the title, too? Here's news: the climate we have right now, and have had for 500 years, calls for big floods at the bottom of the big river, just about every year. And water, government will soon claim, is wet.

World Health Org has suddenly discovered that alcohol is bad for you, in any amount, at any time, and all that evidence about light drinking and the French paradox will just have to be re-scrutinized. Because, higher taxes, that's why.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 06:44 AM (tIja6)

719 Have Hillary leap a Jersey Wall barricade like Trump. Then we can talk.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2016 06:41 AM (u82oZ)


Oh, Hillarity! can leap over a Jersey Wall barricade just fine. The problem is she'll land on head. Of course, no one will notice any difference in her demeanor.

Posted by: RickZ at August 23, 2016 06:44 AM (o+O5j)

720 Shillary can take the top off a 40 with her piss flaps when it's cocktail time.

Posted by: Bruce at August 23, 2016 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

721 God bless Olympic pole vaulter 2nd LT. Sam Kendricks. He stops in the middle of his run when he hears our national anthem to stand at attention. You can see him looking about the arena for our flag. If we had a president who loved his country, he would give this man the recognition he deserves.

NBC tweets: 2nd LT Sam Kendricks stops mid-run to stand at attention when he hears the national anthem????

I guess the question marks are to indicate how ridiculous NBC (*spit*) thinks he is.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zzelcpv

Posted by: IrishEi at August 23, 2016 06:46 AM (LhDi1)

722 Elderly jar opening humor:

An 85 year old man was requested by his doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam. The doctor gave the man a jar and said, "Take this jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2016 06:47 AM (u82oZ)

723 Shillary can take the top off a 40 with her piss flaps when it's cocktail time.

Posted by: Bruce at August 23, 2016 06:45 AM (8ikIW)


Hillarity! will then go for the religious vote. She'll claim to always have a church key with her.

Posted by: RickZ at August 23, 2016 06:47 AM (o+O5j)

724 Yeah Big Hill looked like maybe she'd opened the old pickle jar before, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 06:48 AM (tIja6)

725 Pixy ate the rest of the joke!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2016 06:48 AM (u82oZ)

726 CNN investigating Trump in the ways he made cash....nothing new, just Trump 24/7....nothing new about Hillary, just letting the MSM investage Trump...heard the latest about Trump being a bully in 2nd grade? WP on top of it...

Posted by: Colin at August 23, 2016 06:53 AM (toJdI)

727 Shillary can take the top off a 40 with her piss flaps when it's cocktail time.

I have no idea what that means, (Yes; I know what "piss flaps" is supposed to mean; (I am one of the few ones, no doubt, who doesn't get a belly chortle from it) nor do I want to know.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 23, 2016 06:54 AM (6HqlZ)

728 Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe it's been that long!

Congratulations; Some good news on the ONT.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 23, 2016 06:55 AM (6HqlZ)

729 718 Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 06:44 AM (tIja6


There is no federal law against building in the flood plain. They do not have the authority to tell you where to build except on federal land. They are not supposed to be able to get federal loans and flood insurance is all. But they always waiver that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

730 I have no idea what that means



A "40" is a 40 oz bottle of malt liquor. Urban slang type stuff

Posted by: Bruce at August 23, 2016 06:59 AM (8ikIW)

731 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Still feeling pretty lousy, so nothing to post except this picture of Eve Southern, a silent actress of the 'teens and Twenties, doing her best Morticia Addams. Which I find quite alluring, in my own way:

goo.gl/liXEZx


Many congratulations, FS, and many more happy years.

See you all some other time.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 23, 2016 07:01 AM (X6fMO)

732 Nice little editorial this AM in the Lexington newspaper about Trump's comment on getting blacks to vote for him. They claim he isn't going to be able to do that because he is a racist and everyone one of his followers is a white supremacist.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 23, 2016 07:02 AM (iONHu)

733 Many congratulations, FS, and many more happy years.

Thanks, but it's" voter mom" who's having an anniversary, not me. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 23, 2016 07:03 AM (6HqlZ)

734 @729 The rule, the kind of thing that used to be called a "proposed rule" until we got The Reign of EO's, is only for federally contracted building projects, so, no actual new laws involved. I would prepare for some awfully funny looking new construction, though. And Biggummint will suddenly become the decider and arbiter of what constitutes a flood plain, a nice legal point with plenty of overtones.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 07:04 AM (tIja6)

735
I look forward to the future when young girls who see me bravely opening that pickle jar will say, "I want to be just like her". In the great war for equality, it was a Rosa Parks level moment.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 07:05 AM (ZFUt7)

736 Many congratulations, FS, and many more happy years.


Pretty sure that was for not knowing what a "40" is. An attainment, of sorts.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 07:06 AM (tIja6)

737 734
@729 The rule, the kind of thing that used to be called a "proposed
rule" until we got The Reign of EO's, is only for federally contracted
building projects, so, no actual new laws involved. I would prepare for
some awfully funny looking new construction, though. And Biggummint will
suddenly become the decider and arbiter of what constitutes a flood
plain, a nice legal point with plenty of overtones.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 07:04 AM (tIja6)

They already do that, although they do not call it a "flood plane". They call it a flood zone. They recently redrew all the flood zone maps and included my MIL's house in it. She is located inside the city limits so at least half of the city is in the "flood zone".

Where that comes into play is if it is in a federally designated flood zone the banks require it to be covered by flood insurance before they will finance a mortgage on it. And flood insurance is high as hell.
Fortunately for my MIL her house is paid for but I suspect her neighbor's house is not since they have not been there but a couple of years. .


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 07:10 AM (mpXpK)

738 .@WSJSolomon: Iran threatened to end nuclear talks if @POTUS enforced red line against Assad after chemical attack: pic.twitter.com/czFeFA2K10

-- (@KenanRahmani) August 22, 2016

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 23, 2016 07:12 AM (0+WqX)

739 Also, if you look at the map of TX it is considered a flood zone all the way up almost to Dallas. It is low and flat until you get half-way up the State.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 07:12 AM (mpXpK)

740 "VA Democrat governor openly defies the VA Supreme Court and illegally gives felons voting rights with his pen and phone.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party"

Seem only fair.in a country where the leading candidate for the White House probably ought to be in the Big House for multiple felonies.

Posted by: Ripley at August 23, 2016 07:12 AM (1BQGO)

741 http://preview.tinyurl.com/guz2j5h

Stranger pays for school supplies of teacher behind him in line

(And yes, teachers often purchase extra supplies for kids in classes who don't have them)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 23, 2016 07:12 AM (6HqlZ)

742 Man makes 100 pounds of BBQ for displaced flood victims:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hsatljf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 23, 2016 07:15 AM (6HqlZ)

743 There are 100-year and 500-year flood zones, and the construction industry can rightly complain that regional jurisdictions (often county engineers) can have widely varying definitions. I'm unhappy about having One Great Definer, though, particularly considering their agenda.

It does seem like the Era of Great Floods began suspiciously close to the era of federal flood insurance. Funny how that works.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 07:16 AM (tIja6)

744 741 (And yes, teachers often purchase extra supplies for kids in classes who don't have them)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 23, 2016 07:12 AM (6HqlZ)

Here the teachers send the parents a letter detailing all the "supplies" that students are supposed to being to class for us. When they bring them in the teachers place them all in a big pile for community use because the "poor" never bring any despite having all three meals paid for in addition to getting welfare and food stamps.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 07:17 AM (mpXpK)

745

Martin Luther King had a dream. Rosa Parks wouldn't go to the back of the bus. Caesar Chavez had his lettuce. Reagan tore down that wall. I opened a pickle jar.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 23, 2016 07:17 AM (ZFUt7)

746 >>>>>They already do that, although they do not call it a "flood plane". They
call it a flood zone. They recently redrew all the flood zone maps and
included my MIL's house in it. She is located inside the city limits so
at least half of the city is in the "flood zone".

Where that
comes into play is if it is in a federally designated flood zone the
banks require it to be covered by flood insurance before they will
finance a mortgage on it. And flood insurance is high as hell.
Fortunately
for my MIL her house is paid for but I suspect her neighbor's house is
not since they have not been there but a couple of years. .
.
.
.I got a waiver on our old house in Connecticut when they started messing around with the new flood zones. We lived on the Thames River by one of the coves and they changed our entire peninsula into a flood zone and were forcing everyone to buy flood insurance.

I talked to them a few times and finally convinced them that if our neighborhood which was located 60+ feet above the high tide level on the river were to flood there would be no one left alive anywhere to claim or pay out the flood insurance. They finally exempted us.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 23, 2016 07:18 AM (iONHu)

747 The only reason that these large scale projects like stadiums and the olympics get done is because it's a great avenue for large pots of tax payer money to be distributed to politicians and well connected cronies.

As Vic said, every honest analysis and assessment of these types of deals shows these are bad deals for the tax payers.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 23, 2016 07:19 AM (JZdSu)

748 CBS This Morning on Monday eagerly hyped a new expose by the Washington Post: As a child, Donald Trump pulled pigtails and threw rocks at kids.

How could any sane person vote for such an evil person! /sac

Posted by: Colin at August 23, 2016 07:19 AM (toJdI)

749 Stranger finds great new way to meet good-looking teacher behind him in line.
Hey, charity is where you find it. I kind of hope it works out for him.

He works in mysterious ways. Some more mysterious than others.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 07:19 AM (tIja6)

750 So that guy who viciously murdered six people (including a pregnant woman) in a house in AL has now apologized. "Gee, sorry about that. I was high on meth."

I wonder if the guy who viciously murdered the married couple in FL, then tried to eat the husband's face and abdomen, will also apologize?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 23, 2016 07:21 AM (NnYnv)

751 As a child, Donald Trump pulled pigtails and threw rocks at kids.

From roof dogs and gay haircuts to this. The treasonous MFM are nothing if not predictable.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 23, 2016 07:21 AM (WlGX+)

752 43
There are 100-year and 500-year flood zones, and the construction
industry can rightly complain that regional jurisdictions (often county
engineers) can have widely varying definitions. I'm unhappy about having
One Great Definer, though, particularly considering their agenda.

It does seem like the Era of Great Floods began suspiciously close to the era of federal flood insurance. Funny how that works.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 07:16 AM (tIja6)


Regardless of anything locals do the flood zones are determined by the feds, and in particular, FEMA.
http://www.fema.gov/flood-zones

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 07:21 AM (mpXpK)

753 Sorry. My mistake; It's Teresa in Ft Worth who's having a 36th anniversary, not voter mom/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 23, 2016 07:22 AM (6HqlZ)

754 Connecticut, being at the bottom end of several powerful rivers, has en epic history of flooding. A couple of instances there were instrumental in how federal flood rules got instituted. Others may know the stories better than I do; ISTR they had a governor once who refused to ask for federal aid because he understood what it would entail. Those were the days...

My grandfather got away with lying about his age (and maybe some other things) because his birth and legal records had been stored in a millhouse, swept away in the great flood of whenever it was.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 23, 2016 07:23 AM (tIja6)

755 Is flood insurance required for the places that got wiped out by Hurricane Sandy?

Posted by: Bruce at August 23, 2016 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

756 2 dead, four injured in B'more shootings last night.


This is hours after reporting that a guy who police believe is responsible for 12 murders was arrested.

None of the suspects in last nights shootings are believed to be Police Officers.

Weather report for today is partly cloudy, with zero chance of BLM rage marches.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 23, 2016 07:26 AM (ptqRm)

757 Federal Flood Insurance became a program because real estate speculators wanted it. Just before it became law before the general public knew about it they went down to the beaches here and bought options on as much real estate near the beach as possible. Beach real estate had been fairly cheap up until then because you could not get insurance for buildings on it. When that program went into effect the prices went through the roof and the speculators made a fortune.


Myrtle Beach went from a small community of about 7,000 people to a metropolitan area of 500K+.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 07:28 AM (mpXpK)

758 It does seem like the Era of Great Floods began suspiciously close to the era of federal flood insurance. Funny how that works.Posted by: Stringer Davis 


I think the most desirable land will always have some elevation and carry a correspondingly higher price tag. So an area becomes popular, prices rise, and the next thing you know developers are building where they shouldn't be building.

I hate Washington DC, but local zoning laws make enormously good sense. But liberals call them racist and discriminatory. In their opinion, if they even thought it through, does it make sense to make billions of dollars in low interest loans for rebuilding after the predictable flood occurs? Just so poor people can live in a certain zip code?

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 23, 2016 07:29 AM (ZFUt7)

759 755
Is flood insurance required for the places that got wiped out by Hurricane Sandy?


Posted by: Bruce at August 23, 2016 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

Probably. It is up to the banks. You do not have to have it if you do not borrow any money from the banks. Of course if you live at the beach you would be insane not to have it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 23, 2016 07:30 AM (mpXpK)

760 The only reason that these large scale projects like stadiums and the olympics get done is because it's a great avenue for large pots of tax payer money to be distributed to politicians and well connected cronies.

As Vic said, every honest analysis and assessment of these types of deals shows these are bad deals for the tax payers.



Which is why I said, pick a neutral location, have every country chip in, build a venue, and have it there every four years. Countries can host on a rotating basis.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2016 07:31 AM (gJBE5)

761 Interesting Twitter comment, which is probably true, in a Twitter from Sidney Blumenthal...

While the Trump Campaign is hoping to Seize The Day, Hillary's Campaign is hoping for a Day Without Seizures...

Posted by: Colin at August 23, 2016 07:33 AM (toJdI)

762 Which is why I said, pick a neutral location, have every country chip
in, build a venue, and have it there every four years. Countries can
host on a rotating basis.


I think that would be a good idea. But, what do you do with the venue in between Olympics?
What happens if the neutral country becomes not so neutral and holds the venue ransom?

Posted by: Bruce at August 23, 2016 07:33 AM (8ikIW)

763 Also, if you look at the map of TX it is considered a flood zone all the way up almost to Dallas. It is low and flat until you get half-way up the State.



Which is why, if my house floods north of Dallas, OKC will be considered beachfront property.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2016 07:34 AM (gJBE5)

764 Tantaros, a former Fox News host, charged in a lawsuit filed Monday that top executives at the network, including the man who replaced Roger Ailes, punished her for complaining about sexual harassment by Mr. Ailes.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 23, 2016 07:35 AM (0+WqX)

765 701 >> also on that illegal $1.3B "gift" to Iran we have no idea what "legal" program the Choom stole that money from.

Posted by: Vic

Most of the reporting is still over that initial $400 million cash bribe/ransom, but the State Dept. has admitted that the total payment to Iran was $1.7 billion. And they won't say how the other $1.3 billion was paid, which means it was probably more planeloads of cash.

Most transparent administration evah.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 23, 2016 07:35 AM (gyKtp)

766 I think that would be a good idea. But, what do you do with the venue in between Olympics?
What happens if the neutral country becomes not so neutral and holds the venue ransom?


#1. World games and other sporting events, World Cup, etc. could be held there. Housing, food prep, sporting venues would already be there.

#2. Flatten the capital city. Hunt down and exterminate the country's leaders.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2016 07:37 AM (gJBE5)

767 #2. Flatten the capital city. Hunt down and exterminate the country's leaders.

That could be another medals competition for the Olympics.

Posted by: Bruce at August 23, 2016 07:39 AM (8ikIW)

768 "#2. Flatten the capital city. Hunt down and exterminate the country's leaders."

Welcome to the 13th Hunger Games Olympiad.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 23, 2016 07:42 AM (ptqRm)

769 also on that illegal $1.3B "gift" to Iran we have no idea what "legal" program the Choom stole that money from.

Posted by: Vic



In unrelated news, Medicare costs expected to increase

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 23, 2016 07:44 AM (wCEn4)

770 Every single day another Obama obscenity comes to light and my hatred for the fucking GOP grows stronger for enabling and supporting him.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 23, 2016 07:44 AM (97XyN)

771 Dump up

Posted by: Hanoverfist at August 23, 2016 07:45 AM (L62jT)

772 761 Interesting Twitter comment, which is probably true, in a Twitter from Sidney Blumenthal...

While the Trump Campaign is hoping to Seize The Day, Hillary's Campaign is hoping for a Day Without Seizures...


Posted by: Colin

That doesn't sound real to me. Ole Syd is one of Hillary's most loyal hacks, and she has a rather large bus she can toss him under if needed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 23, 2016 07:45 AM (gyKtp)

773 EMT

Posted by: Top Ten at August 23, 2016 07:46 AM (Isx4+)

774 698 You would think that hacking the e-mails of George Soros would be a gold
mine of information for the MFM wouldn't you? Not so because he is a
darling of the liberal set. Now if someone were to hack the Koche
brothers that would be huge print headlines 24/7.


The Koche heads are backing Hillary, so go ahead. Expose their asses.

Posted by: Corona at August 23, 2016 07:53 AM (ragzU)

775 FEMA Flood Insurance: The Dirty Game
Anybody recall seeing your home appraisal data sheets reflect massive changes in values? 10-12 years ago your total appraised value was $100k. Say $15k for the lot and $85k for the house (improvements). Then one year it flips and the lot is worth $40k and house is worth $60K.

10 years later the lot is $110k and the house is $70k for a total of $180k now.

You pay flood insurance based on the appraised value. in line with your homeowner's policy.

Five years later your house in Meyerland floods for the first time. Appraised value is now $260k with a lot value of $140k.

FEMA only covers the value of the improvements. If the damage to the improvements is greater than 50% of the APPRAISED value of the improvements, the entire thing has to meet current ICC/NAHB/Local Codes.

You can't even qualify for a loan through a bank on property that doesn't meet the codes if you simply want to get back to where you were. You can qualify for a loan to tear it down and rebuild because the value of the property is the backstop to justify it.

Local taxing entities see growth in tax base due to new much higher appraised values and this also spurns gentrification throughout neighborhood to drive them up more.

Win-Win for eveyone but the people who have to pay more to live where they had been. That is why Mayor Anise Parker did not mind the floods in Houston last year.

Posted by: DanMan at August 23, 2016 07:58 AM (n7P3C)

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