Overnight Open Thread (26 Aug 2016)

Today is National Dog Day.

Global Warming Started When?

NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830 caused the climate to start collapsing.

Gender Identity Test

Heh. What does 'Pangender' mean? 'Intersex'? Watch people fail our gender identity test.

Heart Of Glass Cover

Truck Driving in Calais

"Migrants" menacing truck drivers in Calais.

Spies

Hmmmm. Turkey has more spies in Germany than Stasi had during the Cold War.

Science

Author responds to his critics on why we shouldn't accept scientific results that have not been repeated.

The Deadliest Garden

New Firefighting Tool?

Boeing wants to patent a firefighting Howitzer round.

Boeing suggests, firefighters might get the job done faster by launching salvos of special 155mm shells from a dozen or more miles away. Packed with fire-suppressant material, the shells are fired from a field howitzer - perhaps BAE Systems M777 or one of the models from Swedish arms dealer Bofors. The shell releases its load over the fire thanks to "a device comprising a timer, an altimeter, an accelerometer, a global positioning device, a temperature sensor, a pressure sensor, or a distance measuring device."

Boeing officials estimate that each shell could put about one to six gallons of fire suppressant (depending on its load; less material means more range) on a 100-square-foot area. Steady firing with three-gallon shells could deliver 214,000 gallons of fire suppressant in about six hours - about twice as fast as a helicopter.

Nuclear Arms

Well this should kick off a new nuclear arms race. The dangers of no-first-use.

Economy

The news is only surprising if you aren't paying attention and falling for the BS numbers being tossed about by the government. US economic growth more lackluster than first thought.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by 10 illustrations that every dog owner will understand:

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1 Blurst!

Posted by: monkeys at typewriters at August 26, 2016 10:02 PM (H9MG5)

2 And second?

Posted by: monkeys at typewriters at August 26, 2016 10:02 PM (H9MG5)

3 Three times... yer out.

Posted by: monkeys at typewriters at August 26, 2016 10:03 PM (H9MG5)

4 i coulda been a contender

i blame the content. and halliburton.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 26, 2016 10:04 PM (Oi5b2)

5 Remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at August 26, 2016 10:06 PM (Tyii7)

6 >>>i coulda been a contender
i blame the content. and halliburton.
Posted by: Anachronda at August 26, 2016 10:04 PM (Oi5b2)<<<



**lightning bolt** **lightning bolt** **hurricane** **hurricane**

Posted by: Dick Cheney and the Haliburton Hurricane Machine at August 26, 2016 10:07 PM (H9MG5)

7 Is this thing on?

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 10:07 PM (/Lu84)

8 Migrants menacing truck drivers in Calais? Run the fuckers over.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 10:07 PM (0mRoj)

9 Cool dog

Posted by: fluffy at August 26, 2016 10:08 PM (eiFlk)

10 10

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 26, 2016 10:08 PM (cJDvr)

11 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2016 10:09 PM (KCxzN)

12 Cal is playing Hawaii tonight in Australia? That's a road trip.

Posted by: CDR M at August 26, 2016 10:09 PM (Pf2mI)

13 That Samoyed in the video was hilarious. He looked awfully pleased with himself at the end there too.

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

14 I played the Samoyed video. My two knucklehead brother dogs are up in my grill wondering WTF is going on.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 26, 2016 10:11 PM (+eR2D)

15 Every day is national dog day.

Just ask a dog.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:11 PM (mgbwf)

16 Compassionate dog takes the ice bucket challenge.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 26, 2016 10:12 PM (cJDvr)

17 Dogs are awesome critters. Loving, playful, loyal...traits lacking in far too many people.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 10:13 PM (0mRoj)

18 Doggeh ain't no dummy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:13 PM (9ym/8)

19 Am I the only one excited by Justin Upton's suddenly getting scorchingly hot and helping the Tigers to a 5 game win streak?

also, F..k Cleveland.

Posted by: Naqamel at August 26, 2016 10:13 PM (HEC5Z)

20 Oh, I premonitioned (totally a word) the ONT by mentioning Cesar Milan in the earlier thread.

Posted by: @votermom at August 26, 2016 10:13 PM (Om16U)

21 Am I the only one excited by Justin Upton's suddenly getting scorchingly hot and helping the Tigers to a 5 game win streak?


Yes.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at August 26, 2016 10:14 PM (Tyii7)

22 Just got a one-hour free ride on the Metra train, coming back from visiting our son and his family in the city.

Two conductors shuffled around us, no one asked. And the truck, parked where I was sure it would draw a ticket, didn't.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 10:15 PM (/fuM0)

23 @21: Well. In the words of the great Andy Levy: I apologize for nothing.

Posted by: Naqamel at August 26, 2016 10:16 PM (HEC5Z)

24 Boeing wants to patent a firefighting Howitzer round.

I've always wondered why hotshots don't deploy Co2 bombs on fires.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:16 PM (V3IFq)

25 ICYMI earlier, there is a free book (fantasy) today
link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at August 26, 2016 10:16 PM (Om16U)

26 Hola again all.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 10:17 PM (Idu2i)

27 No, it's for firefighting. It's not just because I really really really want to fire this thing.

Posted by: no good deed at August 26, 2016 10:18 PM (9nt94)

28 When my doggeh is sleeping on me, and I move, there are repercussions. Unpleasant repercussions.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2016 10:19 PM (EZebt)

29 Busy Dog Day at Schloss Kodos. Madame was in Minnesota judging the Greater Twin Cities Borzoi Club specialty show and I was ring steward for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Houston specialties.

Actually, all dogs are shameless, cynical, manipulative, amoral opportunists. The girls, especially.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 26, 2016 10:20 PM (J8/9G)

30 ok bed time
g' night all

Posted by: @votermom at August 26, 2016 10:20 PM (Om16U)

31 27 No, it's for firefighting. It's not just because I really really really want to fire this thing.
Posted by: no good deed at August 26, 2016 10:18 PM (9nt94)
***
Tell the boys at ATF that it's just safety equipment.

What a great concept, though. And fun, too. You just KNOW the developers were 'Rons at heart.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:21 PM (lutOX)

32 That samoyed looks and sounds like a wolf.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 26, 2016 10:21 PM (cJDvr)

33 I'm not sure I want to give the department of the interior its own artillery brigade.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 10:22 PM (ry34m)

34 Dogs are awesome critters. Loving, playful, loyal...traits lacking in far too many people. Dogs are awesome critters. Loving, playful, loyal...traits lacking in far too many people.>>>

And they have useful skills. If you let them use them.

Saw that there is a group in New York city that has their dogs go out and hunt rats. It was on an episode of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. Small dogs going nuts on a hunt in the city. And those dogs were as wound up and having a blast just like a Lab on Duck opener.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:23 PM (CDowr)

35 >>I've always wondered why hotshots don't deploy Co2 bombs on fires.

CO2 is primarily applied as a total flooding agent for fire suppression. That means it needs some sort of enclosure to hold the gas on the flame or it will blow away.

It is also used in local applications like hand held but that is only for surface fires.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2016 10:23 PM (/tuJf)

36 Samoyed: *squeak* AROOOOOOOOO
DG's Knuckleheads: *headcock*
Samoyed: *squeak squeak* AROOOROOOOOOOOOOOO
DG's Knuckleheads: *extra headcock*

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 26, 2016 10:24 PM (+eR2D)

37 >>>The Deadliest Garden

is inside Hillary's pants.

Posted by: a flea at August 26, 2016 10:24 PM (cJDvr)

38 Had hot dogs chopped up in a salad tonight. Pretty good.

Oh, national DOG day. Did not have dog on a salad tonight.

But Who's a Good Boy? is resting peacefully nearby.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a choice not an echo echo echo echo at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (5a8XA)

39 The girl in the cover of Heart of Glass is doing a 40s Brooklyn accent. That accent doesn't even exist anymore.

Why is she doing that?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (mgbwf)

40 "I'm not sure I want to give the department of the interior its own artillery brigade."



Well, some state agencies do have recoil-less rifles for avalanche control.


(hey........gives me an idea)

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (9ym/8)

41 "Why is she doing that?"


Era/throwback value.....?

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

42 Quick! Buy a lottery ticket, littl shyning man, before the date changes over at midnight your time!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (LdMbv)

43 Deadly plant "garden"?! Why, oh why?

Deadly Nightshade and Poison Hemlock grow wild here; invasive weeds, they are.

Never pull weeds without your gloves on! (Thistles, blackberry and prickly lettuce can be unpleasantly surprising)

Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (044Fx)

44 Love the doggie content, CDR M.

Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (6IPEM)

45 Well, some state agencies do have recoil-less rifles for avalanche control.
>>>

They use regular howitzers for that too.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (CDowr)

46 Austin Foolsbee is on Hannidiot trying to explain how great this economy really is. Well, not great, but not bad. It's okay.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (DW+jj)

47 Played the Samoyed video.

Ever seen two cats try to hang onto the ceiling with their claws?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2016 10:28 PM (v5iqM)

48 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 10:29 PM (T/cxb)

49 That was a nice Postmodern Jukebox video. Normally they use a single camera, but they decided to try something a little different for this one.

They will be in my area in October, and I already bought a ticket a couple months ago. It's a nice little theater very close to me where I've been before. I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 10:29 PM (sdi6R)

50 Oh, and: thanks CDR M, great ONT!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 26, 2016 10:29 PM (044Fx)

51 CO2 is primarily applied as a total flooding agent for fire suppression. That means it needs some sort of enclosure to hold the gas on the flame or it will blow away.
...is inside Hillary's pants...
fits with that one too!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (LdMbv)

52 The girl in the cover of Heart of Glass is doing a 40s Brooklyn accent. That accent doesn't even exist anymore.

Why is she doing that?
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Because bow ties and flood pants, that's why, square.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (V3IFq)

53 Ugh, bedtime. It's been a stupid week. I need sleep. Later, gators.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (+eR2D)

54 39 The girl in the cover of Heart of Glass is doing a 40s Brooklyn accent. That accent doesn't even exist anymore.

Why is she doing that?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (mgbwf)


Um, because they're trying to evoke a 40s look and sound?

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 10:31 PM (sdi6R)

55 A link for post 45 on Howitzer avalanche control.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gkwhu3l

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:31 PM (CDowr)

56 oh my gosh. I know now what "being willowed" means.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 26, 2016 10:32 PM (shN0m)

57 Why is she doing that?
Mel Blanc was her singing coach?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:32 PM (LdMbv)

58 Pictures or it didn't happen, Molly k.!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:32 PM (LdMbv)

59 Eh. The accent was worth reviving for Little Nell in Rocky Horror and Harley Quinn in the animated Batman series.


Otherwise, no.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:33 PM (mgbwf)

60 National Dog Day.

Tucker just said "Ha!" then raised his hind leg & pissed on the edge of the thread.
Every day is dog day, man. It's their world, we're just living in it...

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2016 10:33 PM (AZnqb)

61 Because bow ties and flood pants, that's why, square.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (V3IFq)
***
With the reet pleat.

C'mon, hop on the trolley!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:33 PM (lutOX)

62 Every day is dog day, man. It's their world, we're just living in it...

So, then, the theory is that dogs domesticated humans?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 10:34 PM (T/cxb)

63 The toxic garden was a key plot point in You Only Live Twice. The book, I mean. I'm not sure it made it into the movie. Really good idea, though: sadistic super-villain puts toxic garden in Japan, and lets it be known, so people in a country that romanticizes suicide will come from far and wide to do themselves in.

Posted by: Splunge at August 26, 2016 10:35 PM (iMxBJ)

64 Mel Blanc was her singing coach?


OK, this is worth talking about.

I can't prove this scientifically but I'm sort of obsessed with languages and accents. Mel Blanc doing Bugs Bunny was doing a 40s Manhattan accent, Hell's Kitchen to be specific.

That's also an accent and a place that doesn't exist anymore.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:36 PM (mgbwf)

65 I'm trying to remember the name of this actress back in the day. She could do this real ditzy, sort of gangster moll accent that was really funny. She was in this movie playing a silent film star whose transition to talkies was hindered by her awful voice.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:36 PM (DW+jj)

66 NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830 caused the climate to start collapsing.

Wut? Wasn't that about the time we were coming out of the Little Ice Age?

"Climate collapsing"? What kind of bullshit is that?

600 million years ago the Earth froze solid. Now that's a climate collapse. Know what bought us out of that? CO2 from volcanoes.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

67 I recall in an interview with Mel (RIP) that he said he combined two NYC accents because he wanted Bugs to sound tough. I remember one was Brooklyn (I assume Irish) but I've forgotten the other.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:37 PM (LdMbv)

68 National Dog Day?

Aaahhh....somebody should've told me? So I could stock up on ketchup and kimchi sauce. Aahhh, because, let me be clear now...aahhhhh, because nothing is as American on a dog than ketchup and a Korean condiment.

Um, now...... Reggie? On downstairs to the kitchen with you, and bring us up a couple of fresh dogs with fixins. Aaahhh, and you know I'll be wanting the foot long, just like always!

Posted by: PrezzyO! at August 26, 2016 10:38 PM (v5iqM)

69 "http://preview.tinyurl.com/gkwhu3l"


I don't recall ever seeing the towed artillery for that. Thanks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:39 PM (9ym/8)

70 #67 Addendum: from a quick Bing, the other was the Bronx. (Duh! I shoulda figured that.)

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:40 PM (LdMbv)

71 [And the littlest one, where is that? ]

Good evening, all.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 26, 2016 10:40 PM (oGNNA)

72 65
Jean Hagen in "Singing in the Rain"

Posted by: Tuna at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (JSovD)

73 Migrants menacing truck drivers in Calais? Run the fuckers over.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 10:07 PM (0mRoj)


Some "bait trucks" might prove useful. Empty trailers with gas-dispersion systems. Throw the bodies overboard in mid-Channel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (oqkO3)

74 Kodos,
I use to have TWO CKCS's back before they were accepted by the AKC. After they were accepted they explode in popularity. With their genetic heart issues, I just couldn't do it again...plus the shedding. They are super sweet doggies!
I have a Dandie Dinmont Terrier now, no shedding.

Posted by: lindafell de spair- racist, mysognistic, uneducated, bitter, redneck, Moron in TEXIT! at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (xVgrA)

75 CO2 is primarily applied as a total flooding agent for fire suppression. That means it needs some sort of enclosure to hold the gas on the flame or it will blow away.

Posted by: JackStraw


Explosives fueled with plain old fuel will extinguish flames for a period.

Still don't understand why a targeted dry ice bombs can't be used to suppress wildfires.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (V3IFq)

76 #67 Addendum: from a quick Bing, the other was the Bronx. (Duh! I shoulda figured that.)

Thanks. I was just going by ear and never looked anything up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (mgbwf)

77 Consider the old Transatlantic Accent. It's how Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn talked. That was acquired, affected. No one naturally talked like that anywhere, but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust.

It died out after WWII.

Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (DW+jj)

78 NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830>>>

This reminds me of a Navy joke which transfers well to all government.

Precision: Measure with a micrometer, mark it with chalk and cut it with an Axe.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:43 PM (CDowr)

79 NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830 caused the climate to start collapsing.


Comes the Revolution, we REALLY need to get rid of NASA, inter alia. It's obviously heavily Communist-penetrated. But that's a long list.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:43 PM (SRKgf)

80 The Canadian army uses real artillery for avalanche control too, Ricardo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8HrZiSVgqk

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:44 PM (LdMbv)

81 77 Consider the old Transatlantic Accent. It's how Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn talked. That was acquired, affected. No one naturally talked like that anywhere, but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust.
It died out after WWII.
Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (DW+jj)



The worst was that pretentious asshole George Plimpton, He should have been executed just for the way he spoke.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:44 PM (SRKgf)

82 Just saw "Don't Breathe".

Very well done thriller.

Oh, sure there are some holes in the plot and some "why aren't they doing X" moments.

and there is that moment near the end where you will roll your eyes, but I think that was put there to pump up the horror for the ladies.

However, there is no denying that it's an effective thriller that will have your heart pumping and is extremely well-done and acted.

Stephen Lang is particularly effective.

I believe the opening is a mistake as it's a flash-forward and thus lessens some of the tension and robs the audience of a nice OMG moment.

No real heroes in the movie though, everyone is pretty much a dickweed.

A good night at the movies if thrillers are your thing.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (HGtd0)

83 Publius that was Singing in the Rain

Posted by: Mordineus at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (nzcnF)

84 the mark of a champion.

thank you cdrm & aos.

Posted by: consistency at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (qW9vk)

85 Cary Grant (nee Archibald MacLiesh) (sp?) was an actual Transaltantic human, though.

Katherine Hepburn was a Houghton. They owned Corning Glass and produced a congressman or three. That was the Northeast upper crust accent.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (mgbwf)

86 "Migrants menacing truck drivers in Calais? Run the fuckers over. "



Reminds of Reginald Denny.

Don't stop. Lock the doors, rev that fcuker up.....and make some pancakes if you need to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (9ym/8)

87 Boeing wants to patent a firefighting Howitzer round.

I want to patent illuminating-my-backyard Howitzers.

Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (mxCgt)

88
Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.
Posted by: publius


It supposedly an authentic accent called boston brahmin.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (V3IFq)

89 Poor Frankenstein!

No sweet sweet electro-pussy for him.*






*Just caught the last few minutes of "Bride of Frankenstein"


Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (HGtd0)

90 naturalfake, Stephen Lang was the asshole journalist who gets to meet Dollarhyde (not in a good way) in "Manhunter."

What's Don't Breathe about anyway? I admit the ad I saw made it look like just so much more stupid torture porn.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (OKox0)

91 I've always wondered why hotshots don't deploy Co2 bombs on fires.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:16 PM (V3IFq)


What I'd like to see in northern Canada (and there are other suitable terrains), is fire-fighting hovercraft. Big hovercrafts, like the ones that used to ply the English Channel as ferries. Powered by gas turbine engines. Put a bunch of turbine-powered high pressure water pumps on what used to be the car deck.


Many of the towns that get threatened by wildfires, like Ft. McMurray this summer, are on major river systems. So keep a few of these hovercraft fireboats on major rivers. If a wildfire breaks out, they can travel there by way of the rivers at 60 mph or better. Pull up on shore, drop a suction line into the river, and then pile water onto the fire with a battery of high-pressure water monitors that can reach a mile or more.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (oqkO3)

92 I was just going by ear
Not genius on my part, I assure you, but it just stuck in my mind from whatever interview Mel had given a long, long time ago that I saw on TV. (And not at the time of his death from video tribute footage but while he was still alive.)

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (LdMbv)

93 Okay. So I decided to treat the ONT like a late night radio station where you get to call in and dedicate songs. I dedicated one already for someone here, cg. Beautiful girl.

So this one is for Maetenloch.

He knows about guitars and guns. So, hopefully, this song will do him justice. Except there was no poison pen. No telegram. Just the sad good-eye ONT.

Ritchie Blackmore on guitar.





http://youtu.be/1P17ct4e5OE




Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (6IPEM)

94 I thought maybe the poison garden was for homeopathy remedies. (I've used several of those deadly plants, in homeopathic form.)

Guess it was just Morticia Addams's garden. (Actual Charles Addams cartoon.)

Used for the usual royal purposes - of eliminating enemies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - mehhh, whuzzup, dawk? at August 26, 2016 10:48 PM (5a8XA)

95 It supposedly an authentic accent called boston brahmin.


The Brahmin are WASPs who inhabit Beacon Hill. Buckley was Irish Catholic. He did have the Transatlantic accent and impeccable diction.

Looking things up is cheating. I didn't think he was from Boston, I thought somewhere in New York?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:49 PM (mgbwf)

96 73 Migrants menacing truck drivers in Calais? Run the fuckers over.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 10:07 PM (0mRoj)


Some "bait trucks" might prove useful. Empty trailers with gas-dispersion systems. Throw the bodies overboard in mid-Channel.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (oqkO3)
***
Today, we're goin' to Gas-town!

Gas-Town!

Yes....build the war-rig.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:49 PM (lutOX)

97 "but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust. "


Cary Grant was English yet he had that odd, vague accent. Any idea?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:50 PM (9ym/8)

98 88
Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.
Posted by: publius

It supposedly an authentic accent called boston brahmin.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (V3IFq)

++++

Or, as I like to refer to it, Upper Snot.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (R+30W)

99
What I'd like to see in northern Canada (and there are other suitable terrains), is fire-fighting hovercraft. Big hovercrafts, like the ones that used to ply the English Channel as ferries. Powered by gas turbine engines. Put a bunch of turbine-powered high pressure water pumps on what used to be the car deck.


Many of the towns that get threatened by wildfires, like Ft. McMurray this summer, are on major river systems. So keep a few of these hovercraft fireboats on major rivers. If a wildfire breaks out, they can travel there by way of the rivers at 60 mph or better. Pull up on shore, drop a suction line into the river, and then pile water onto the fire with a battery of high-pressure water monitors that can reach a mile or more.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



You guys have shit loads more rivers than we do. Because that just sounds ridick.

Are there than many water-coursed areas to stop fires?

* Water-coursed = weftionary word of the day. You're welcome.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (V3IFq)

100 Correa and Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 9th. Astros, 5 - Rays, 4.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (J8/9G)

101
65 I'm trying to remember the name of this actress back in the day. She could do this real ditzy, sort of gangster moll accent that was really funny. She was in this movie playing a silent film star whose transition to talkies was hindered by her awful voice.

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

Could be Madeline Kahn.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (oGNNA)

102 Most people using that Transatlantic, or maybe Mid-Atlantic is the more common term, sound like pompous asses. Except for Cary Grant. That's the way Cary Grant talks.

Frasier and Niles Crane famously used something close to Mid-Atlantic for the pompous effect.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (DW+jj)

103 So Boeing is going to sell Excalibur rounds to fire fighters. That should be well interesting.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (Ii1np)

104 101
Jean Hagen.

Posted by: Tuna at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (JSovD)

105 Still don't understand why a targeted dry ice bombs can't be used to suppress wildfires.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (V3IFq)


Not dense enough. CO2 (MW 4 isn't that much more dense than N2 (MW 2, when the thermal gradients in a fire are taken into consideration. (Never mind wind blowing transversely to the fire.)

That's why bromofluoroalkanes are used as fire extinguishers - chemically inert, and heavy as all hell.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (SRKgf)

106 Dogs are awesome critters. Loving, playful, loyal...traits lacking in far too many people.

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don't forget...tasty!

Posted by: Barry S. at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (ZJAqQ)

107 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (BS8yt)

108 Cary Grant went Mid-Atlantic because his native accent was broad Cockney.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (/Lu84)

109 naturalfake, Stephen Lang was the asshole journalist who gets to meet Dollarhyde (not in a good way) in "Manhunter."

What's Don't Breathe about anyway? I admit the ad I saw made it look like just so much more stupid torture porn.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (OKox0)



No, it's not torture porn. And reasonably bloodless for all the bloody action.

Basically, the set up is these 3 young adults rob houses when the owners are out and find out that this guy may have a lot of money in his house.

It turns out that he's blind so they think they can sneak in while he's there.

and that turns out to be a YUUUUGE mistake.

I'm not giving much detail because there's a lot of nice twists and turns in the plot.

Very entertaining and a real nail biter.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (HGtd0)

110 "What does 'Trangender' mean? 'Intersex'?"

Whatever they want you to be guilty of.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 26, 2016 10:54 PM (J8/9G)

111 Hmmm...

A M109 Paladin lobbing 155mm of fire-fighting fury...

I see a lot of guys suddenly expressing an interest in becoming a fireman.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 26, 2016 10:54 PM (rlfds)

112 "That's why bromofluoroalkanes are used as fire extinguishers - chemically inert, and heavy as all hell."




Damn. You know science and shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:54 PM (9ym/8)

113 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (BS8yt)


Fuck yeah!

Posted by: Amazon.com at August 26, 2016 10:55 PM (oqkO3)

114 The Brits dropped 1.75 million shells in 5 days before the Somme offensive.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 10:55 PM (/Lu84)

115 107 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (BS8yt)
***
Da, tovarisch. - Marshall Zhukov

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (lutOX)

116 Not dense enough. CO2 (MW 4 isn't that much more dense than N2 (MW 2, when the thermal gradients in a fire are taken into consideration. (Never mind wind blowing transversely to the fire.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara


You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (V3IFq)

117 The Brahmin are WASPs who inhabit Beacon Hill.


The "Brahmins" were the progeny of whores, thieves, and pickpockets of England who were transported to America, where they infested Boston and other North American cloaca.

I used to say "horse thieves of England, bluebloods of New England," a comment they did not appreciate. Because it was true.

And I won't even start on the Kennedys, and other sewer trout.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (SRKgf)

118 There is a poison garden at Blarney Castle in Ireland. Some of the plants have cages over them so you can't reach in and break off a cutting. It's very weird to look at a beautiful plant and realize it can kill you.

Posted by: biancaneve at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (6p7LQ)

119 Thanks for the singing Sammy. It brought back fond memories. Here's to Samoyeds everywhere and those that are no longer with us!

Posted by: Locke Common at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (CZCmp)

120 Dang it, sad news. Construction worker in Hungary dies on the set of the Blade Runner sequel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/blade-runner-sequel-suffers-set-923191

I wonder if Rachel will ask if Deckard now thinks she is intersex instead of a lesbian.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 10:57 PM (Ii1np)

121 Oh, for Fuck's Actual Sake.

*mounts g-ddamned soap box for the tenth time*

The Earth's natural state is to be a ball of fucking ice.

We have been in a slightly warmer inter-glacial period for the last 10,000 years, in the middle of the fifth great ice age the Earth has experienced since it was formed. This ice age, called the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation, started about 2.58 million years ago.

Humans evolved during the current ice age, and in the last 10,000 years as the ice receded, agriculture, language and basic human civilization were developed.

The "Global Warming Since 1830" horseshit is just a slightly warmer period in the billion-years' cycle of Earth the Fucking Ice Ball. Nothing to do with minivans or humans or anything.

These people are insane.

*climbs down from soap box, and sighs*

Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 10:58 PM (CS7jF)

122 120 Dang it, sad news. Construction worker in Hungary dies on the set of the Blade Runner sequel.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/blade-runner-sequel-suffers-set-923191

I wonder if Rachel will ask if Deckard now thinks she is intersex instead of a lesbian.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 10:57 PM (Ii1np)
***
Incept date was late 2012....bound to happen.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:58 PM (lutOX)

123 Re Cary Grant. If you're interested, there's a bunch of info on the accent to be found.

It was spoken by the upper class snots starting around 1900. It was adopted by theater and the movies when talkies came out.

There is an argument Cary Grant's accent was a natural mix of English and American. He was in theater since childhood, so speaking a proper performance accent would have been something he was raised in.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:58 PM (DW+jj)

124 I'm sure it's possible, the questions I'm really asking are how many howiters, manpower, etc.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (BS8yt)

125 >>Still don't understand why a targeted dry ice bombs can't be used to suppress wildfires.

Fire is more complex than it appears. There is a big difference in the type of fuel, Class A for wood or fiber, these are usually what is known as deep seated fires meaning they burn below the surface level, Class D which are fuel based fires and burn at the surface and Class C fires which are electrical and are defined by the material that actual burns like plastic wire sheathing since electricity obviously doesn't burn.

Because the fires burn differently they require different agents and/or different application types to effectively put out a fire.

Wildfires are open air Class A fires. To effectively fight this kind of fire you need to keep the agent on the fire for a long time, a smothering or cooling agent like a dry chemical or foam works best. CO2 is almost useless on this type of fire because CO2 works by displacing oxygen from the fire triangle in a given enclosed space for fighting Class A fires.


Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (/tuJf)

126 Where there's no water, fire grows. #Science!

Posted by: Neil D'Asse Tyson at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (OLNwX)

127 You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (V3IFq)


Water not only smothers fires directly, and by the steam evolved; it chills the burning material by absorbing its heat of vaporization from the burning material. CO2 is already a gas by the time it reaches the fire, so that cooling by vaporization is not present. And the pre-existing convection circuit created by the fire will soon suck up the CO2, and disperse it.

Posted by: Amazon.com at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (oqkO3)

128 It's very weird to look at a beautiful plant and realize it can kill you.
Posted by: biancaneve at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (6p7LQ)
***
And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)

129 " Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours? "


Doing a little math. At four rounds a minute...........2256 guns.


At points the Russians might have been able to do that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (9ym/8)

130 Class B not D. Class D is grease fires.

Fat Frigging Fingers

Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (/tuJf)

131 Someone, I think it was All Hail Eris, linked this last night. It's a scientific paper about the Little Ice Age which suggests that we're in for another one, due to a Grand Solar Minimum.

https://nextgrandminimum.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/little_ice_age_theory.pdf

It's 42 pages long and I'm only up to page 9, though I've skimmed some other parts. It's definitely worth saving to your hard drive to peruse at your leisure.

Synopsis: A Grand Solar Minimum sucks donkey balls.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (sdi6R)

132 You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?>>>

Isn't Ass Flatus flammable?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (CDowr)

133 SMFH wonder if they will try to peddle an MLRS with fire fighting rounds in the containers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (Ii1np)

134 You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (V3IFq)


Yeah, but here's the thing: the temperature is critical. Sure, CO2 is more dense than air, but that's relevant only at ambient temperatures. A raging fire generates an enormous updraft all by itself (as zombie residents of Dresden could testify) so that the high temperature overwhelms the modest difference in density between CO2 and N2.

To have any hope of extinguishing a raging fire, you need a gas that is so much more dense than N2 that even when hot it doesn't rise enough to draw in more air.

In an open place (not, e.g., a server room), that's a tall order.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:02 PM (SRKgf)

135 Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (6IPEM)

Very nice!

Perfect song!

Posted by: Sixkiller...TEXIT at August 26, 2016 11:02 PM (y0er3)

136 It's very weird to look at a beautiful plant and realize it can kill you.
Posted by: biancaneve at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (6p7LQ)
***
And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)

Certain?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (Idu2i)

137 Gary Grant once said that his native accent was like Eliza's in My Fair Lady before she got lessons from Professor Higgins.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (P8951)

138 So, isn't National Dog Day actually seven dog days?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (VSenK)

139 Trevor Jones is also the name of the composer from Last of the Mohicans.

https://youtu.be/1MZu2pD3QPY

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (VdICR)

140 107 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?

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That'll be $1,642,056.34

Posted by: UPS at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (ZJAqQ)

141 I saw Ass Flatus open for the Blue Angels at the CNE Airshow in '87!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (LdMbv)

142 126 Where there's no water, fire grows. #Science!
Posted by: Neil D'Asse Tyson at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (OLNwX)



You've obviously never seen water hitting NaK (sodium-potassium alloy). Some truly impressive fires result. Napalm is for faggots. NaK FTW!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (SRKgf)

143 And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)

Certain?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (Idu2i)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRfRITVdz4k

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (oqkO3)

144 I see a lot of guys suddenly expressing an interest in becoming a fireman.

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as in Open FIRE !

Posted by: UPS at August 26, 2016 11:05 PM (ZJAqQ)

145 [io]137 Gary Grant once said that his native accent was like Eliza's in My Fair Lady before she got lessons from Professor Higgins.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (P8951)


Cary Grant gave Professor Higgins BJs?

I did not know that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (SRKgf)

146 "horse thieves of England, bluebloods of New England"

And then there is Jean Francois ("do you know who I am?") Kerry, who reports for dooty in the French manner (waving a large white flag).

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (3C9q2)

147 'Night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (/Lu84)

148 Trailer for movie called Guardians:

http://tinyurl.com/Cool-Russian-Superhero-Movie

One of the heroes has a bear's head on a muscular guy's body, and carries a nice Gatling gun.

Interesting.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (CS7jF)

149 I think it's about time for another spam filter on my e-mail, because this evening I got "Blue Rhino Male supplement"-Exactly why women will love you tonight." If women didn't love me before this they certainly aren't going to love me after I take the blue rhino supplement. Besides, the only woman in the house is me and depending upon the day I feel o.k about myself. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (6HqlZ)

150 I guess it is time to put a fork in Cracked.com.

They now have a SJW article on....knee rape.

http://tinyurl.com/hv5nb7d

Posted by: 18-1 at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (eMRWF)

151 Doing a little math. At four rounds a minute...........2256 guns.


At points the Russians might have been able to do that.

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Are you kidding me? Is this a joke?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (BS8yt)

152 133 SMFH wonder if they will try to peddle an MLRS with fire fighting rounds in the containers.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (Ii1np)
***
Well, sir, I've got good news - the fire is out.

Why the nervous look, son? You did well.

Thank you, sir. But we flattened three towns in Canada with ranging shots, sir.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (lutOX)

153 Cary Grant gave Professor Higgins BJs?
I'm a good girl, I am.

Posted by: zombie eliza doolitttle at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (LdMbv)

154 And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)

Certain?

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Positive

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (ZJAqQ)

155 I did not know that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (SRKgf)

Eliza Doolittle giving Henry Higgins BJs must have been in a part that hit the cutting room floor., thankfully. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (6HqlZ)

156 I think it's about time for another spam filter on my e-mail, because this evening I got "Blue Rhino Male supplement"-Exactly why women will love you tonight." If women didn't love me before this they certainly aren't going to love me after I take the blue rhino supplement. Besides, the only woman in the house is me and depending upon the day I feel o.k about myself. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (6HqlZ)


Besides, Spearmint Rhino is so much more effective.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (oqkO3)

157 The Boeing howitzer round looks too complex to be an efficient fire fighting tool. I like the idea of blowing shit up to stop fires. Just this idea feels like a money grab.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (CDowr)

158 "Blue Rhino Male supplement"

Sounds like a product aimed at GOPe dudes.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (3C9q2)

159 97 "but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust. "


Cary Grant was English yet he had that odd, vague accent. Any idea?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:50 PM (9ym/

Too many loads taken on the vocal chords?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (kTZOh)

160 The Brits dropped 1.75 million shells in 5 days before the Somme offensive.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 10:55 PM (/Lu84)

Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood, 20,000 of them dead, in one long 8 hour day.

Talk about a wasted artillery barrage.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (CS7jF)

161 Heart Of Glass Cover
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I saw Doc Watson play 'Heart of Glass', Atlanta. He preceded it with the comment "This just goes to show, you never know where you'll find a nice tune".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (yddCj)

162 Yeah, Cracked has sucked badly leftie for about 6 years now. (Not that it was ever conservo-libertarian but it wasn't half of every list etc.)

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (LdMbv)

163 Dog Day? Woo-hoo! I'll take two, with chili and onions.

Posted by: Barky at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (yddCj)

164 Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood


Phrasing!

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

165 Cary Grant was English yet he had that odd, vague accent

Standard British accent taught by drama school or vocal coach at the time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:11 PM (6HqlZ)

166 164 Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood


Phrasing!
Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)


:::squirt:::

Posted by: Cary Grant at August 26, 2016 11:12 PM (kTZOh)

167 164 Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood


Phrasing!
Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)
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Lotta Etonians and other public school types in the Limey forces in those days. So, yeah, benders, the lot of them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:13 PM (lutOX)

168 Talk about a wasted artillery barrage.
Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (CS7jF)
***
There's no such thing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (lutOX)

169 "Are you kidding me? Is this a joke?"



No, not really. The Russians especially for sieges like Kursk or Stalingrad would bring in 10-15-20 Divisions. If you count everything from 57mms to whatever they could well have delivered that. It would be hot and heavy and destructive on equipment. But they were getting new getting shit from England and the U.S. and Urals all the time, so.



And we're not even counting rockets. The Russians got a shit-load from the U.S.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/8)

170 There's some story that Cary Grant was expelled from a school in England after being caught in the girls' restroom.

Anyway, he came to the US at the age of 16 with some Brit theater group. He and some others decided to stay and he hit the Vaudeville circuit. During this time, they said his accent sounded sort of Australian.

He went back to London to perform for a while, and after that is when his well-known accent was born.

It was popular for the movies because it sounded classy, elegant. That's how Hollywood sold class back then, a totally fake, affected, all-American accent to sound sort of British.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (DW+jj)

171 Anybody seen "Hell or High Water?" Critics liked it a lot.

Ms Shyning and I will see it tomorrow then enjoy a Lou Malnati's deep-dish.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (/fuM0)

172 You've obviously never seen water hitting NaK (sodium-potassium alloy). Some truly impressive fires result. Napalm is for faggots. NaK FTW!

You've given me an idea for protester control involving turning on the sprinklers.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (T/cxb)

173 I saw Doc Watson twice and he was great both times. Told the same joke, which was funny. This was back in the days when you could still smoke in bars and (as a former smoker) was a real stickler about people not smoking

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 26, 2016 11:16 PM (oAY8z)

174 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/
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Yep...Russkies loved them some arty.

And those rockets, mang.....they couldn't get enough of those......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:16 PM (lutOX)

175 "Too many loads taken on the vocal chords?"



ISWYDT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:16 PM (9ym/8)

176 And we're not even counting rockets. The Russians got a shit-load from the U.S.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/


And we fired them from my organ, mounted on a Srudebaker US6 truck.

Posted by: Josef Stalin at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)

177 Mid-Atlantic is what they call not-American not-British. Mark Hamill's Joker is the best example.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (VdICR)

178 Oops, crusty old sock

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:18 PM (oAY8z)

179 effin' rooshians can't spell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 11:18 PM (oqkO3)

180 Speaking of kind of cloying accents, ever notice how so many kids shows of the late 1960s/early 1970s, featured a teenage boy (or very young man) with a semi-Liverpudlian accent?

I'm thinking particularly of Sid and Marty Krofft's shows...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:18 PM (OKox0)

181 I would love to get some vocal lessons by Cary Grant. And trust me I am a quick oral study!

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (eMRWF)

182 That's how Hollywood sold class back then, a totally fake, affected, all-American accent to sound sort of British.
Yes, that Anglophilia is why so many of your cigarette brands have English names like Pall Mall and Marlboro.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (LdMbv)

183 Blue Rhino Male supplement

If it's related to the Blue Rhino propane stuff available around here, run away!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (T/cxb)

184 And we fired them from my organ, mounted on a Srudebaker US6 truck.
Posted by: Josef Stalin at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)
***

That's what fritz called them. Good Muzh called them Katyusha, Lord knows why.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (lutOX)

185 Anybody seen "Hell or High Water?" Critics liked it a lot.

Ms Shyning and I will see it tomorrow then enjoy a Lou Malnati's deep-dish.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (/fuM0)


Yep.

Very good movie.

Actually, reminds me more of a 70's style crime drama than anything else.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (HGtd0)

186 US economic growth more lackluster than first thought.
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Am I the only one who recalls that Obama said one reason he didn't want Romney to win was that he didn't want Romney to take credit for the recovery?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (yddCj)

187 Blanco, LOL, I was thinking the same thing.

If propane can do that kind of stuff for a man... NO WONDER Hank Hill was so keen on the stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (OKox0)

188 The Germans had Nebelwurfers and Americans had Screamin' Mimis.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (Ii1np)

189 propane gives you boners?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (oAY8z)

190 National Dog Day.

I expect to see a similar ONT acknowledgment of National Cat Day, which happens every year on October 29-- and which falls on a Caturday this year.

National Cat Day has its own website, which includes 20 ways to celebrate teh kittehs: http://tinyurl.com/y87b9vd

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (3C9q2)

191 I was going to post a link to videos of Russian Katyusha batteries firing, but I will post Barbara singing Katyusha instead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4v1nDa7tLY

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (ry34m)

192 If you remember Jon Lovitz's Master Thespian from SNL (and several other of his characters), he was doing a spoof mid-Atlantic accent.

"Ahhcting!"

"GENIUS!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (OKox0)

193 About Cary Grant, I put him and Bogart at the top of the best actors, or "Big Star" I should say. A tie between the two.

For the actresses, it's Audrey Hepburn, no contest.

This is not about acting ability. It's the whole package.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:22 PM (DW+jj)

194 And then there were those 200-something mm mortars, still bearing the imperial crest, that they called 'Stalin's Sledgehammers' - damned thing made short work of just about anything.

But the katysuha was the real god of war on the eastern front. insane rates of fire, reasonable-ish accuracy - it was an area weapon, after all - and light and fast and mobile.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:22 PM (lutOX)

195 Alleged Fact: Some of the OTC stuff for ED actually contains sildenafil.
Illegal? I am sure it is as it violates patents.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:22 PM (hVdx9)

196 Ms Shyning and I will see it tomorrow then enjoy a Lou Malnati's deep-dish.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (/fuM0)

****

I hate you for your access to a fresh version of the pizza that proves that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I have to settle for frozen delivered on dry ice. About 70% as good as a Chicago restaurant fresh version.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:23 PM (YLidQ)

197 Tilikum, haven't pharma and tech companies been violating patents forever? Seems like they just copy a technology, then slap an alternate lame brand name on it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:23 PM (OKox0)

198 Doing a little math. At four rounds a minute...........2256 guns.

Sounds Barack Obama's idea of using Smart Force! to put out a wildfire with all of our cruise missiles.

Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2016 11:23 PM (J3phO)

199 If propane can do that kind of stuff for a man... NO WONDER Hank Hill was so keen on the stuff.

But it does give you a burning sensation when you urinate, or so I've been told. So please, don't aim for the TP.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:24 PM (T/cxb)

200 Yes, that Anglophilia is why so many of your cigarette brands have English names like Pall Mall and Marlboro.
Posted by: andycanuck
-------------

Parliament, Chesterfield, Kent, and of course, Camels. Okay, maybe not Camels.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:24 PM (yddCj)

201 I expect to see a similar ONT acknowledgment of National Cat Day,>>>

If the cat brings my newspaper I'll be sure to remember that.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (CDowr)

202 170 There's some story that Cary Grant was expelled from a school in England after being caught in the girls' restroom.

Anyway, he came to the US at the age of 16 with some Brit theater group. He and some others decided to stay and he hit the Vaudeville circuit. During this time, they said his accent sounded sort of Australian.

He went back to London to perform for a while, and after that is when his well-known accent was born.

It was popular for the movies because it sounded classy, elegant. That's how Hollywood sold class back then, a totally fake, affected, all-American accent to sound sort of British.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (DW+jj)


Leftists still hold on to the "British Accent" makes someone smarter and more refined than Americans. See John Oliver and the Daily Show guy.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (kTZOh)

203 propane gives you boners?

Firestick.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (T/cxb)

204 >>>Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (6IPEM)

L,Elle, you're the greatest...Big thanks !

sending you a quick kitchen pic of my new flooring.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (9E0QU)

205 "Yep.

Very good movie. "




Heard good things. "No Country For Old Men-ish"



Want to see.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:26 PM (9ym/8)

206 176 And we're not even counting rockets. The Russians got a shit-load from the U.S.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/


And we fired them from my organ, mounted on a Srudebaker US6 truck.
Posted by: Josef Stalin at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)


Gee, it's almost as if the Roosevelt Administration was propping up the Soviet Communists.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:26 PM (sdi6R)

207 National Cat Day has its own website, which includes 20 ways to celebrate teh kittehs: http://tinyurl.com/y87b9vd
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (3C9q2)


Does it include recipes?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (SRKgf)

208 I just saw the Southside With You trailer for the first time.

That just looks f-ing awful.

If I'm gonna live blog that thing I better be right about Parks Mall having booze. Maybe wait a week or two also so as not to piss off a theater full of "locals."

Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (Idu2i)

209 Okay, maybe not Camels.
Well, Egypt was a Protectorate.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (LdMbv)

210 Does it include recipes?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (SRKgf)

*****

And seasoning suggestions. Must have those.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (YLidQ)

211 Leftists love all things Euro, especially when they look down their Euro noses at the US (which they've been doing for centuries). Lefties really love that

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (oAY8z)

212 The sheer volumes of fire omn the eastern front - it amazes me that anybody got out of that alive.

I knew a few Red Army GPW vets, and met a Romanian who *mumble, mumble* as well.

Romanian hated the Germans. Said the worst part was they were ALWAYS the guys to cover withdrawals. He manned an anti-aircraft gun - one of those fast-firing canon things - that they'd converted for antipersonnel and anti-materiel use.

We never had enough shells, or enough time, he said......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (lutOX)

213 Leftists love all things Euro, especially when they look down their Euro noses at the US (which they've been doing for centuries). Lefties really love that
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (oAY8z)

*****

Until you get to Euro abortion policies. Then it's full stop, back up the truck.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (YLidQ)

214 They were called Katyushas because they were labeled KT, and the song Katyusha was really popular about then.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (ry34m)

215 *climbs down from soap box, and sighs*
---
STANDING O!!!!!!!1!111!!!1!!

thread winner.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (GHdiF)

216 Gee, it's almost as if the Roosevelt Administration was propping up the Soviet Communists.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:26 PM (sdi6R)



Serious - but difficult - question: was Roosevelt a Commie sympathizer? Superficially, no, but ... he supported the Soviets. OK, that was wartime expediency, I get that.

But he tolerated a shitload of Reds in his Administration, and resisted efforts to root them out. Stupidity, or complicity?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (SRKgf)

217 Oh and I definitely should go to the early showing. That way odds are higher the dindus will still be sleeping.

Then I could come home, take a nap then go watch some 6 man football.

I have next Friday planned out already.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (Idu2i)

218 And the Toronto crossbow shooter has been identified: white guy killing (probably but unconfirmed yet) family members. Also he had been an active serial bank robber serving about 4 years for them. The package found sounds like it was body parts or the like and not an explosive device.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:32 PM (LdMbv)

219 >>> US economic growth more lackluster than first thought.



"Am I the only one who recalls that Obama said one reason he didn't
want Romney to win was that he didn't want Romney to take credit for the
recovery?"

Remember also, at the 2012 Democratic convention, the big speech by Billy Jeff where he insisted that Obamanomics was wholly conceptually sound, and just hadn't been given enough time to work yet, and that booming prosperity would shortly follow if only America returned Obama for a second term?

Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)

220 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (lutOX)

An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2016 11:34 PM (Zu3d9)

221 He manned an anti-aircraft gun
An "88"?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:34 PM (LdMbv)

222 213 Leftists love all things Euro, especially when they look down their Euro noses at the US (which they've been doing for centuries). Lefties really love that
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (oAY8z)
*****
Until you get to Euro abortion policies. Then it's full stop, back up the truck.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (YLidQ)



Yep. And the liberals who push the bike lanes and roundabouts have obviously never lived in Europe. Europe is full of dirtbags. Chock a block. How about European soccer hooligans? Where do American liberals think OUR shitheads came from? They're not ALL black. There are lots of white shitheads, and they came from Europe.

Europeans are scum, even more than Americans. It's like a distillation: the best and brightest left Europe for here. Only the lowest of the low are left in Europe now, apart from occasional regression to the mean.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:36 PM (SRKgf)

223 An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that
he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel.>>>

IIRC that is not allowed. So probably was shooting at materiel. like their rifle, magazines etc.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:37 PM (CDowr)

224 There was something a couple years ago I remember that I found interesting. Some group had reconstructed the original Brit accent at the time of Shakespeare. This would be the one it was originally performed in.

Accent is constantly changing, especially in the old days. Mass communication is sort of slowing that down, and normalizing it over a much wider area.

Anyway, there were things in the original that were meant to rhyme or sound alike, but no longer do, and that was the one of the clues they used to reconstruct it.

And they did some of the plays in that original accent. It sounded more Irish than anything else.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:37 PM (DW+jj)

225 Remember also, at the 2012 Democratic convention, the big speech by Billy Jeff where he insisted that Obamanomics was wholly conceptually sound, and just hadn't been given enough time to work yet, and that booming prosperity would shortly follow if only America returned Obama for a second term?
Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)


Unfortunately, no one checked behind the podium, a la Police Academy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:38 PM (SRKgf)

226 An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2016 11:34 PM (Zu3d9)
***
Mr. Nicolae described his weapon as a cannon, so I'm guessing some sort of 20 mm or higher.

Think the quad .50 would have served them better.

Korea, too - I jsut can't fathom how people survived that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:38 PM (lutOX)

227 220 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (lutOX)

An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2016 11:34 PM (Zu3d9)



A track-mounted GAU-8, 30mm, as found in the A-10 Warthog, would be a thing of beauty in this role.

With a logistics tail of 6x6 trucks with loaded ammo drums and the crane to hoist 'em into place, quickly.

Human wave crossing the Yalu at 3,000 yards?

Wave receding at 2,800 yards.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2016 11:38 PM (v5iqM)

228 "An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel."



Dad said they still have those in the Reserves in the '60s. Rattle the teeth out of your head.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:39 PM (9ym/8)

229 And they did some of the plays in that original accent. It sounded more Irish than anything else.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:37 PM (DW+jj)



Ironically, Shakespearean English is closer to contemporary American English than it is to contemporary British (Home Counties) English, which only dates back ca. a century.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:39 PM (SRKgf)

230 Pic, Studie with Katyusha rails:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hkafkg9

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:40 PM (yddCj)

231 133 SMFH wonder if they will try to peddle an MLRS with fire fighting rounds in the containers.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (Ii1np)

-----

Yes.

lol

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 26, 2016 11:40 PM (rlfds)

232 Remember also, at the 2012 Democratic convention, the big speech by Billy Jeff where he insisted that Obamanomics was wholly conceptually sound, and just hadn't been given enough time to work yet, and that booming prosperity would shortly follow if only America returned Obama for a second term?


Posted by: torquewrench
***

I recall where the dems claimed the GOP wanted trickle down economics and the media helped the lie to stick.
I mean, forget that is what the dems actually practice it by rewarding their chosen few with govt. cash-aka taxpayer money.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (hVdx9)

233 Overnight Open Thread (26 Aug 2016)
Today is National Dog Day.
Global Warming Started When?
NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830 caused the climate to start collapsing.
Gender Identity Test
Heh. What does 'Pangender' mean? 'Intersex'? Watch people fail our gender identity test.
Heart Of Glass Cover
Truck Driving in Calais
"Migrants" menacing truck drivers in Calais.
Spies
Hmmmm. Turkey has more spies in Germany than Stasi had during the Cold War.
Science
Author responds to his critics on why we shouldn't accept scientific results that have not been repeated.
The Deadliest Garden
New Firefighting Tool?
Boeing wants to patent a firefighting Howitzer round.
Boeing suggests, firefighters might get the job done faster by launching salvos of special 155mm shells from a dozen or more miles away. Packed with fire-suppressant material, the shells are fired from a field howitzer - perhaps BAE Systems M777 or one of the models from Swedish arms dealer Bofors. The shell releases its load over the fire thanks to "a device comprising a timer, an altimeter, an accelerometer, a global positioning device, a temperature sensor, a pressure sensor, or a distance measuring device."
Boeing officials estimate that each shell could put about one to six gallons of fire suppressant (depending on its load; less material means more range) on a 100-square-foot area. Steady firing with three-gallon shells could deliver 214,000 gallons of fire suppressant in about six hours - about twice as fast as a helicopter.
Nuclear Arms
Well this should kick off a new nuclear arms race. The dangers of no-first-use.
Economy
The news is only surprising if you aren't paying attention and falling for the BS numbers being tossed about by the government. US economic growth more lackluster than first thought.
Dog Video
Tonight's ONT brought to you by 10 illustrations that every dog owner will understand:
Top image via
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1 Blurst!
Posted by: monkeys at typewriters at August 26, 2016 10:02 PM (H9MG5)
2 And second?
Posted by: monkeys at typewriters at August 26, 2016 10:02 PM (H9MG5)
3 Three times... yer out.
Posted by: monkeys at typewriters at August 26, 2016 10:03 PM (H9MG5)
4 i coulda been a contender
i blame the content. and halliburton.
Posted by: Anachronda at August 26, 2016 10:04 PM (Oi5b2)
5 Remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.
Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at August 26, 2016 10:06 PM (Tyii7)
6 >>>i coulda been a contender
i blame the content. and halliburton.
Posted by: Anachronda at August 26, 2016 10:04 PM (Oi5b2)>>
And they have useful skills. If you let them use them.
Saw that there is a group in New York city that has their dogs go out and hunt rats. It was on an episode of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. Small dogs going nuts on a hunt in the city. And those dogs were as wound up and having a blast just like a Lab on Duck opener.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:23 PM (CDowr)
35 >>I've always wondered why hotshots don't deploy Co2 bombs on fires.
CO2 is primarily applied as a total flooding agent for fire suppression. That means it needs some sort of enclosure to hold the gas on the flame or it will blow away.
It is also used in local applications like hand held but that is only for surface fires.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2016 10:23 PM (/tuJf)
36 Samoyed: *squeak* AROOOOOOOOO
DG's Knuckleheads: *headcock*
Samoyed: *squeak squeak* AROOOROOOOOOOOOOOO
DG's Knuckleheads: *extra headcock*
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 26, 2016 10:24 PM (+eR2D)
37 >>>The Deadliest Garden
is inside Hillary's pants.
Posted by: a flea at August 26, 2016 10:24 PM (cJDvr)
38 Had hot dogs chopped up in a salad tonight. Pretty good.
Oh, national DOG day. Did not have dog on a salad tonight.
But Who's a Good Boy? is resting peacefully nearby.
Posted by: mindful webworker - a choice not an echo echo echo echo at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (5a8XA)
39 The girl in the cover of Heart of Glass is doing a 40s Brooklyn accent. That accent doesn't even exist anymore.
Why is she doing that?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (mgbwf)
40 "I'm not sure I want to give the department of the interior its own artillery brigade."
Well, some state agencies do have recoil-less rifles for avalanche control.
(hey........gives me an idea)
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (9ym/
41 "Why is she doing that?"
Era/throwback value.....?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:26 PM (9ym/
42 Quick! Buy a lottery ticket, littl shyning man, before the date changes over at midnight your time!
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (LdMbv)
43 Deadly plant "garden"?! Why, oh why?
Deadly Nightshade and Poison Hemlock grow wild here; invasive weeds, they are.
Never pull weeds without your gloves on! (Thistles, blackberry and prickly lettuce can be unpleasantly surprising)
Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (044Fx)
44 Love the doggie content, CDR M.
Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (6IPEM)
45 Well, some state agencies do have recoil-less rifles for avalanche control.
>>>
They use regular howitzers for that too.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (CDowr)
46 Austin Foolsbee is on Hannidiot trying to explain how great this economy really is. Well, not great, but not bad. It's okay.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:27 PM (DW+jj)
47 Played the Samoyed video.
Ever seen two cats try to hang onto the ceiling with their claws?
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2016 10:28 PM (v5iqM)
48 Evenin' everyone.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 10:29 PM (T/cxb)
49 That was a nice Postmodern Jukebox video. Normally they use a single camera, but they decided to try something a little different for this one.
They will be in my area in October, and I already bought a ticket a couple months ago. It's a nice little theater very close to me where I've been before. I'm looking forward to it.
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 10:29 PM (sdi6R)
50 Oh, and: thanks CDR M, great ONT!
Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 26, 2016 10:29 PM (044Fx)
51 CO2 is primarily applied as a total flooding agent for fire suppression. That means it needs some sort of enclosure to hold the gas on the flame or it will blow away.
...is inside Hillary's pants...
fits with that one too!
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (LdMbv)
52 The girl in the cover of Heart of Glass is doing a 40s Brooklyn accent. That accent doesn't even exist anymore.
Why is she doing that?
Posted by: Bandersnatch
Because bow ties and flood pants, that's why, square.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (V3IFq)
53 Ugh, bedtime. It's been a stupid week. I need sleep. Later, gators.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (+eR2D)
54 39 The girl in the cover of Heart of Glass is doing a 40s Brooklyn accent. That accent doesn't even exist anymore.
Why is she doing that?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:25 PM (mgbwf)
Um, because they're trying to evoke a 40s look and sound?
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 10:31 PM (sdi6R)
55 A link for post 45 on Howitzer avalanche control.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/gkwhu3l
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:31 PM (CDowr)
56 oh my gosh. I know now what "being willowed" means.
Posted by: Molly k. at August 26, 2016 10:32 PM (shN0m)
57 Why is she doing that?
Mel Blanc was her singing coach?
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:32 PM (LdMbv)
58 Pictures or it didn't happen, Molly k.!
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:32 PM (LdMbv)
59 Eh. The accent was worth reviving for Little Nell in Rocky Horror and Harley Quinn in the animated Batman series.
Otherwise, no.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:33 PM (mgbwf)
60 National Dog Day.
Tucker just said "Ha!" then raised his hind leg & pissed on the edge of the thread.
Every day is dog day, man. It's their world, we're just living in it...
Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2016 10:33 PM (AZnqb)
61 Because bow ties and flood pants, that's why, square.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:30 PM (V3IFq)
***
With the reet pleat.
C'mon, hop on the trolley!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:33 PM (lutOX)
62 Every day is dog day, man. It's their world, we're just living in it...
So, then, the theory is that dogs domesticated humans?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 10:34 PM (T/cxb)
63 The toxic garden was a key plot point in You Only Live Twice. The book, I mean. I'm not sure it made it into the movie. Really good idea, though: sadistic super-villain puts toxic garden in Japan, and lets it be known, so people in a country that romanticizes suicide will come from far and wide to do themselves in.
Posted by: Splunge at August 26, 2016 10:35 PM (iMxBJ)
64 Mel Blanc was her singing coach?
OK, this is worth talking about.
I can't prove this scientifically but I'm sort of obsessed with languages and accents. Mel Blanc doing Bugs Bunny was doing a 40s Manhattan accent, Hell's Kitchen to be specific.
That's also an accent and a place that doesn't exist anymore.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:36 PM (mgbwf)
65 I'm trying to remember the name of this actress back in the day. She could do this real ditzy, sort of gangster moll accent that was really funny. She was in this movie playing a silent film star whose transition to talkies was hindered by her awful voice.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:36 PM (DW+jj)
66 NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830 caused the climate to start collapsing.
Wut? Wasn't that about the time we were coming out of the Little Ice Age?
"Climate collapsing"? What kind of bullshit is that?
600 million years ago the Earth froze solid. Now that's a climate collapse. Know what bought us out of that? CO2 from volcanoes.
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 10:37 PM (sdi6R)
67 I recall in an interview with Mel (RIP) that he said he combined two NYC accents because he wanted Bugs to sound tough. I remember one was Brooklyn (I assume Irish) but I've forgotten the other.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:37 PM (LdMbv)
68 National Dog Day?
Aaahhh....somebody should've told me? So I could stock up on ketchup and kimchi sauce. Aahhh, because, let me be clear now...aahhhhh, because nothing is as American on a dog than ketchup and a Korean condiment.
Um, now...... Reggie? On downstairs to the kitchen with you, and bring us up a couple of fresh dogs with fixins. Aaahhh, and you know I'll be wanting the foot long, just like always!
Posted by: PrezzyO! at August 26, 2016 10:38 PM (v5iqM)
69 "http://preview.tinyurl.com/gkwhu3l"
I don't recall ever seeing the towed artillery for that. Thanks.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:39 PM (9ym/
70 #67 Addendum: from a quick Bing, the other was the Bronx. (Duh! I shoulda figured that.)
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:40 PM (LdMbv)
71 [And the littlest one, where is that? ]
Good evening, all.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 26, 2016 10:40 PM (oGNNA)
72 65
Jean Hagen in "Singing in the Rain"
Posted by: Tuna at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (JSovD)
73 Migrants menacing truck drivers in Calais? Run the fuckers over.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 10:07 PM (0mRoj)
Some "bait trucks" might prove useful. Empty trailers with gas-dispersion systems. Throw the bodies overboard in mid-Channel.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (oqkO3)
74 Kodos,
I use to have TWO CKCS's back before they were accepted by the AKC. After they were accepted they explode in popularity. With their genetic heart issues, I just couldn't do it again...plus the shedding. They are super sweet doggies!
I have a Dandie Dinmont Terrier now, no shedding.
Posted by: lindafell de spair- racist, mysognistic, uneducated, bitter, redneck, Moron in TEXIT! at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (xVgrA)
75 CO2 is primarily applied as a total flooding agent for fire suppression. That means it needs some sort of enclosure to hold the gas on the flame or it will blow away.
Posted by: JackStraw
Explosives fueled with plain old fuel will extinguish flames for a period.
Still don't understand why a targeted dry ice bombs can't be used to suppress wildfires.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (V3IFq)
76 #67 Addendum: from a quick Bing, the other was the Bronx. (Duh! I shoulda figured that.)
Thanks. I was just going by ear and never looked anything up.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (mgbwf)
77 Consider the old Transatlantic Accent. It's how Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn talked. That was acquired, affected. No one naturally talked like that anywhere, but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust.
It died out after WWII.
Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (DW+jj)
78 NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830>>>
This reminds me of a Navy joke which transfers well to all government.
Precision: Measure with a micrometer, mark it with chalk and cut it with an Axe.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 10:43 PM (CDowr)
79 NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830 caused the climate to start collapsing.
Comes the Revolution, we REALLY need to get rid of NASA, inter alia. It's obviously heavily Communist-penetrated. But that's a long list.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:43 PM (SRKgf)
80 The Canadian army uses real artillery for avalanche control too, Ricardo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8HrZiSVgqk
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:44 PM (LdMbv)
81 77 Consider the old Transatlantic Accent. It's how Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn talked. That was acquired, affected. No one naturally talked like that anywhere, but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust.
It died out after WWII.
Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (DW+jj)
The worst was that pretentious asshole George Plimpton, He should have been executed just for the way he spoke.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:44 PM (SRKgf)
82 Just saw "Don't Breathe".
Very well done thriller.
Oh, sure there are some holes in the plot and some "why aren't they doing X" moments.
and there is that moment near the end where you will roll your eyes, but I think that was put there to pump up the horror for the ladies.
However, there is no denying that it's an effective thriller that will have your heart pumping and is extremely well-done and acted.
Stephen Lang is particularly effective.
I believe the opening is a mistake as it's a flash-forward and thus lessens some of the tension and robs the audience of a nice OMG moment.
No real heroes in the movie though, everyone is pretty much a dickweed.
A good night at the movies if thrillers are your thing.
Check it out.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (HGtd0)
83 Publius that was Singing in the Rain
Posted by: Mordineus at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (nzcnF)
84 the mark of a champion.
thank you cdrm & aos.
Posted by: consistency at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (qW9vk)
85 Cary Grant (nee Archibald MacLiesh) (sp?) was an actual Transaltantic human, though.
Katherine Hepburn was a Houghton. They owned Corning Glass and produced a congressman or three. That was the Northeast upper crust accent.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (mgbwf)
86 "Migrants menacing truck drivers in Calais? Run the fuckers over. "
Reminds of Reginald Denny.
Don't stop. Lock the doors, rev that fcuker up.....and make some pancakes if you need to.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:45 PM (9ym/
87 Boeing wants to patent a firefighting Howitzer round.
I want to patent illuminating-my-backyard Howitzers.
Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (mxCgt)
88
Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.
Posted by: publius
It supposedly an authentic accent called boston brahmin.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (V3IFq)
89 Poor Frankenstein!
No sweet sweet electro-pussy for him.*
*Just caught the last few minutes of "Bride of Frankenstein"
Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (HGtd0)
90 naturalfake, Stephen Lang was the asshole journalist who gets to meet Dollarhyde (not in a good way) in "Manhunter."
What's Don't Breathe about anyway? I admit the ad I saw made it look like just so much more stupid torture porn.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (OKox0)
91 I've always wondered why hotshots don't deploy Co2 bombs on fires.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:16 PM (V3IFq)
What I'd like to see in northern Canada (and there are other suitable terrains), is fire-fighting hovercraft. Big hovercrafts, like the ones that used to ply the English Channel as ferries. Powered by gas turbine engines. Put a bunch of turbine-powered high pressure water pumps on what used to be the car deck.
Many of the towns that get threatened by wildfires, like Ft. McMurray this summer, are on major river systems. So keep a few of these hovercraft fireboats on major rivers. If a wildfire breaks out, they can travel there by way of the rivers at 60 mph or better. Pull up on shore, drop a suction line into the river, and then pile water onto the fire with a battery of high-pressure water monitors that can reach a mile or more.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (oqkO3)
92 I was just going by ear
Not genius on my part, I assure you, but it just stuck in my mind from whatever interview Mel had given a long, long time ago that I saw on TV. (And not at the time of his death from video tribute footage but while he was still alive.)
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (LdMbv)
93 Okay. So I decided to treat the ONT like a late night radio station where you get to call in and dedicate songs. I dedicated one already for someone here, cg. Beautiful girl.
So this one is for Maetenloch.
He knows about guitars and guns. So, hopefully, this song will do him justice. Except there was no poison pen. No telegram. Just the sad good-eye ONT.
Ritchie Blackmore on guitar.
http://youtu.be/1P17ct4e5OE
Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (6IPEM)
94 I thought maybe the poison garden was for homeopathy remedies. (I've used several of those deadly plants, in homeopathic form.)
Guess it was just Morticia Addams's garden. (Actual Charles Addams cartoon.)
Used for the usual royal purposes - of eliminating enemies.
Posted by: mindful webworker - mehhh, whuzzup, dawk? at August 26, 2016 10:48 PM (5a8XA)
95 It supposedly an authentic accent called boston brahmin.
The Brahmin are WASPs who inhabit Beacon Hill. Buckley was Irish Catholic. He did have the Transatlantic accent and impeccable diction.
Looking things up is cheating. I didn't think he was from Boston, I thought somewhere in New York?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 10:49 PM (mgbwf)
96 73 Migrants menacing truck drivers in Calais? Run the fuckers over.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 10:07 PM (0mRoj)
Some "bait trucks" might prove useful. Empty trailers with gas-dispersion systems. Throw the bodies overboard in mid-Channel.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 10:41 PM (oqkO3)
***
Today, we're goin' to Gas-town!
Gas-Town!
Yes....build the war-rig.....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:49 PM (lutOX)
97 "but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust. "
Cary Grant was English yet he had that odd, vague accent. Any idea?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:50 PM (9ym/
98 88
Bill Buckley's accent was sort of Transatlantic.
Posted by: publius
It supposedly an authentic accent called boston brahmin.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:46 PM (V3IFq)
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Or, as I like to refer to it, Upper Snot.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (R+30W)
99
What I'd like to see in northern Canada (and there are other suitable terrains), is fire-fighting hovercraft. Big hovercrafts, like the ones that used to ply the English Channel as ferries. Powered by gas turbine engines. Put a bunch of turbine-powered high pressure water pumps on what used to be the car deck.
Many of the towns that get threatened by wildfires, like Ft. McMurray this summer, are on major river systems. So keep a few of these hovercraft fireboats on major rivers. If a wildfire breaks out, they can travel there by way of the rivers at 60 mph or better. Pull up on shore, drop a suction line into the river, and then pile water onto the fire with a battery of high-pressure water monitors that can reach a mile or more.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
You guys have shit loads more rivers than we do. Because that just sounds ridick.
Are there than many water-coursed areas to stop fires?
* Water-coursed = weftionary word of the day. You're welcome.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (V3IFq)
100 Correa and Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 9th. Astros, 5 - Rays, 4.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (J8/9G)
101
65 I'm trying to remember the name of this actress back in the day. She could do this real ditzy, sort of gangster moll accent that was really funny. She was in this movie playing a silent film star whose transition to talkies was hindered by her awful voice.
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Could be Madeline Kahn.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 26, 2016 10:51 PM (oGNNA)
102 Most people using that Transatlantic, or maybe Mid-Atlantic is the more common term, sound like pompous asses. Except for Cary Grant. That's the way Cary Grant talks.
Frasier and Niles Crane famously used something close to Mid-Atlantic for the pompous effect.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (DW+jj)
103 So Boeing is going to sell Excalibur rounds to fire fighters. That should be well interesting.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (Ii1np)
104 101
Jean Hagen.
Posted by: Tuna at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (JSovD)
105 Still don't understand why a targeted dry ice bombs can't be used to suppress wildfires.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:42 PM (V3IFq)
Not dense enough. CO2 (MW 4 isn't that much more dense than N2 (MW 2, when the thermal gradients in a fire are taken into consideration. (Never mind wind blowing transversely to the fire.)
That's why bromofluoroalkanes are used as fire extinguishers - chemically inert, and heavy as all hell.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:52 PM (SRKgf)
106 Dogs are awesome critters. Loving, playful, loyal...traits lacking in far too many people.
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don't forget...tasty!
Posted by: Barry S. at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (ZJAqQ)
107 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (BS8yt)
108 Cary Grant went Mid-Atlantic because his native accent was broad Cockney.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (/Lu84)
109 naturalfake, Stephen Lang was the asshole journalist who gets to meet Dollarhyde (not in a good way) in "Manhunter."
What's Don't Breathe about anyway? I admit the ad I saw made it look like just so much more stupid torture porn.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (OKox0)
No, it's not torture porn. And reasonably bloodless for all the bloody action.
Basically, the set up is these 3 young adults rob houses when the owners are out and find out that this guy may have a lot of money in his house.
It turns out that he's blind so they think they can sneak in while he's there.
and that turns out to be a YUUUUGE mistake.
I'm not giving much detail because there's a lot of nice twists and turns in the plot.
Very entertaining and a real nail biter.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (HGtd0)
110 "What does 'Trangender' mean? 'Intersex'?"
Whatever they want you to be guilty of.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at August 26, 2016 10:54 PM (J8/9G)
111 Hmmm...
A M109 Paladin lobbing 155mm of fire-fighting fury...
I see a lot of guys suddenly expressing an interest in becoming a fireman.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 26, 2016 10:54 PM (rlfds)
112 "That's why bromofluoroalkanes are used as fire extinguishers - chemically inert, and heavy as all hell."
Damn. You know science and shit.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:54 PM (9ym/
113 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (BS8yt)
Fuck yeah!
Posted by: Amazon.com at August 26, 2016 10:55 PM (oqkO3)
114 The Brits dropped 1.75 million shells in 5 days before the Somme offensive.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 10:55 PM (/Lu84)
115 107 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:53 PM (BS8yt)
***
Da, tovarisch. - Marshall Zhukov
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (lutOX)
116 Not dense enough. CO2 (MW 4 isn't that much more dense than N2 (MW 2, when the thermal gradients in a fire are taken into consideration. (Never mind wind blowing transversely to the fire.)
Posted by: Jay Guevara
You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (V3IFq)
117 The Brahmin are WASPs who inhabit Beacon Hill.
The "Brahmins" were the progeny of whores, thieves, and pickpockets of England who were transported to America, where they infested Boston and other North American cloaca.
I used to say "horse thieves of England, bluebloods of New England," a comment they did not appreciate. Because it was true.
And I won't even start on the Kennedys, and other sewer trout.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (SRKgf)
118 There is a poison garden at Blarney Castle in Ireland. Some of the plants have cages over them so you can't reach in and break off a cutting. It's very weird to look at a beautiful plant and realize it can kill you.
Posted by: biancaneve at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (6p7LQ)
119 Thanks for the singing Sammy. It brought back fond memories. Here's to Samoyeds everywhere and those that are no longer with us!
Posted by: Locke Common at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (CZCmp)
120 Dang it, sad news. Construction worker in Hungary dies on the set of the Blade Runner sequel.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/blade-runner-sequel-suffers-set-923191
I wonder if Rachel will ask if Deckard now thinks she is intersex instead of a lesbian.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 10:57 PM (Ii1np)
121 Oh, for Fuck's Actual Sake.
*mounts g-ddamned soap box for the tenth time*
The Earth's natural state is to be a ball of fucking ice.
We have been in a slightly warmer inter-glacial period for the last 10,000 years, in the middle of the fifth great ice age the Earth has experienced since it was formed. This ice age, called the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation, started about 2.58 million years ago.
Humans evolved during the current ice age, and in the last 10,000 years as the ice receded, agriculture, language and basic human civilization were developed.
The "Global Warming Since 1830" horseshit is just a slightly warmer period in the billion-years' cycle of Earth the Fucking Ice Ball. Nothing to do with minivans or humans or anything.
These people are insane.
*climbs down from soap box, and sighs*
Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 10:58 PM (CS7jF)
122 120 Dang it, sad news. Construction worker in Hungary dies on the set of the Blade Runner sequel.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/blade-runner-sequel-suffers-set-923191
I wonder if Rachel will ask if Deckard now thinks she is intersex instead of a lesbian.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 10:57 PM (Ii1np)
***
Incept date was late 2012....bound to happen.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 10:58 PM (lutOX)
123 Re Cary Grant. If you're interested, there's a bunch of info on the accent to be found.
It was spoken by the upper class snots starting around 1900. It was adopted by theater and the movies when talkies came out.
There is an argument Cary Grant's accent was a natural mix of English and American. He was in theater since childhood, so speaking a proper performance accent would have been something he was raised in.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 10:58 PM (DW+jj)
124 I'm sure it's possible, the questions I'm really asking are how many howiters, manpower, etc.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (BS8yt)
125 >>Still don't understand why a targeted dry ice bombs can't be used to suppress wildfires.
Fire is more complex than it appears. There is a big difference in the type of fuel, Class A for wood or fiber, these are usually what is known as deep seated fires meaning they burn below the surface level, Class D which are fuel based fires and burn at the surface and Class C fires which are electrical and are defined by the material that actual burns like plastic wire sheathing since electricity obviously doesn't burn.
Because the fires burn differently they require different agents and/or different application types to effectively put out a fire.
Wildfires are open air Class A fires. To effectively fight this kind of fire you need to keep the agent on the fire for a long time, a smothering or cooling agent like a dry chemical or foam works best. CO2 is almost useless on this type of fire because CO2 works by displacing oxygen from the fire triangle in a given enclosed space for fighting Class A fires.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (/tuJf)
126 Where there's no water, fire grows. #Science!
Posted by: Neil D'Asse Tyson at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (OLNwX)
127 You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (V3IFq)
Water not only smothers fires directly, and by the steam evolved; it chills the burning material by absorbing its heat of vaporization from the burning material. CO2 is already a gas by the time it reaches the fire, so that cooling by vaporization is not present. And the pre-existing convection circuit created by the fire will soon suck up the CO2, and disperse it.
Posted by: Amazon.com at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (oqkO3)
128 It's very weird to look at a beautiful plant and realize it can kill you.
Posted by: biancaneve at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (6p7LQ)
***
And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)
129 " Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours? "
Doing a little math. At four rounds a minute...........2256 guns.
At points the Russians might have been able to do that.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (9ym/
130 Class B not D. Class D is grease fires.
Fat Frigging Fingers
Posted by: JackStraw at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (/tuJf)
131 Someone, I think it was All Hail Eris, linked this last night. It's a scientific paper about the Little Ice Age which suggests that we're in for another one, due to a Grand Solar Minimum.
https://nextgrandminimum.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/little_ice_age_theory.pdf
It's 42 pages long and I'm only up to page 9, though I've skimmed some other parts. It's definitely worth saving to your hard drive to peruse at your leisure.
Synopsis: A Grand Solar Minimum sucks donkey balls.
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (sdi6R)
132 You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?>>>
Isn't Ass Flatus flammable?
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (CDowr)
133 SMFH wonder if they will try to peddle an MLRS with fire fighting rounds in the containers.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (Ii1np)
134 You do understand I'm talking about full-blown bombs, not just ass-flatus, yes?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (V3IFq)
Yeah, but here's the thing: the temperature is critical. Sure, CO2 is more dense than air, but that's relevant only at ambient temperatures. A raging fire generates an enormous updraft all by itself (as zombie residents of Dresden could testify) so that the high temperature overwhelms the modest difference in density between CO2 and N2.
To have any hope of extinguishing a raging fire, you need a gas that is so much more dense than N2 that even when hot it doesn't rise enough to draw in more air.
In an open place (not, e.g., a server room), that's a tall order.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:02 PM (SRKgf)
135 Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (6IPEM)
Very nice!
Perfect song!
Posted by: Sixkiller...TEXIT at August 26, 2016 11:02 PM (y0er3)
136 It's very weird to look at a beautiful plant and realize it can kill you.
Posted by: biancaneve at August 26, 2016 10:56 PM (6p7LQ)
***
And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)
Certain?
Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (Idu2i)
137 Gary Grant once said that his native accent was like Eliza's in My Fair Lady before she got lessons from Professor Higgins.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (P8951)
138 So, isn't National Dog Day actually seven dog days?
Posted by: Bacon Jeff at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (VSenK)
139 Trevor Jones is also the name of the composer from Last of the Mohicans.
https://youtu.be/1MZu2pD3QPY
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (VdICR)
140 107 Is it possible to deliver 71,000 shells in 6 hours?
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That'll be $1,642,056.34
Posted by: UPS at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (ZJAqQ)
141 I saw Ass Flatus open for the Blue Angels at the CNE Airshow in '87!
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (LdMbv)
142 126 Where there's no water, fire grows. #Science!
Posted by: Neil D'Asse Tyson at August 26, 2016 10:59 PM (OLNwX)
You've obviously never seen water hitting NaK (sodium-potassium alloy). Some truly impressive fires result. Napalm is for faggots. NaK FTW!
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (SRKgf)
143 And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)
Certain?
Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (Idu2i)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRfRITVdz4k
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 11:04 PM (oqkO3)
144 I see a lot of guys suddenly expressing an interest in becoming a fireman.
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as in Open FIRE !
Posted by: UPS at August 26, 2016 11:05 PM (ZJAqQ)
145 [io]137 Gary Grant once said that his native accent was like Eliza's in My Fair Lady before she got lessons from Professor Higgins.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 26, 2016 11:03 PM (P8951)
Cary Grant gave Professor Higgins BJs?
I did not know that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (SRKgf)
146 "horse thieves of England, bluebloods of New England"
And then there is Jean Francois ("do you know who I am?") Kerry, who reports for dooty in the French manner (waving a large white flag).
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (3C9q2)
147 'Night, all.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (/Lu84)
148 Trailer for movie called Guardians:
http://tinyurl.com/Cool-Russian-Superhero-Movie
One of the heroes has a bear's head on a muscular guy's body, and carries a nice Gatling gun.
Interesting.
Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (CS7jF)
149 I think it's about time for another spam filter on my e-mail, because this evening I got "Blue Rhino Male supplement"-Exactly why women will love you tonight." If women didn't love me before this they certainly aren't going to love me after I take the blue rhino supplement. Besides, the only woman in the house is me and depending upon the day I feel o.k about myself. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (6HqlZ)
150 I guess it is time to put a fork in Cracked.com.
They now have a SJW article on....knee rape.
http://tinyurl.com/hv5nb7d
Posted by: 18-1 at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (eMRWF)
151 Doing a little math. At four rounds a minute...........2256 guns.
At points the Russians might have been able to do that.
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Are you kidding me? Is this a joke?
Posted by: Make America Great Again at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (BS8yt)
152 133 SMFH wonder if they will try to peddle an MLRS with fire fighting rounds in the containers.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 11:01 PM (Ii1np)
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Well, sir, I've got good news - the fire is out.
Why the nervous look, son? You did well.
Thank you, sir. But we flattened three towns in Canada with ranging shots, sir.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (lutOX)
153 Cary Grant gave Professor Higgins BJs?
I'm a good girl, I am.
Posted by: zombie eliza doolitttle at August 26, 2016 11:07 PM (LdMbv)
154 And you've just encapsulated to appeal of a certain type of woman......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:00 PM (lutOX)
Certain?
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Positive
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (ZJAqQ)
155 I did not know that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (SRKgf)
Eliza Doolittle giving Henry Higgins BJs must have been in a part that hit the cutting room floor., thankfully. :^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (6HqlZ)
156 I think it's about time for another spam filter on my e-mail, because this evening I got "Blue Rhino Male supplement"-Exactly why women will love you tonight." If women didn't love me before this they certainly aren't going to love me after I take the blue rhino supplement. Besides, the only woman in the house is me and depending upon the day I feel o.k about myself. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:06 PM (6HqlZ)
Besides, Spearmint Rhino is so much more effective.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (oqkO3)
157 The Boeing howitzer round looks too complex to be an efficient fire fighting tool. I like the idea of blowing shit up to stop fires. Just this idea feels like a money grab.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (CDowr)
158 "Blue Rhino Male supplement"
Sounds like a product aimed at GOPe dudes.
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:08 PM (3C9q2)
159 97 "but all the elite prep schools in the Northeast taught it. It was a mark of being upper crust. "
Cary Grant was English yet he had that odd, vague accent. Any idea?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 10:50 PM (9ym/
Too many loads taken on the vocal chords?
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (kTZOh)
160 The Brits dropped 1.75 million shells in 5 days before the Somme offensive.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 26, 2016 10:55 PM (/Lu84)
Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood, 20,000 of them dead, in one long 8 hour day.
Talk about a wasted artillery barrage.
Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (CS7jF)
161 Heart Of Glass Cover
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I saw Doc Watson play 'Heart of Glass', Atlanta. He preceded it with the comment "This just goes to show, you never know where you'll find a nice tune".
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (yddCj)
162 Yeah, Cracked has sucked badly leftie for about 6 years now. (Not that it was ever conservo-libertarian but it wasn't half of every list etc.)
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (LdMbv)
163 Dog Day? Woo-hoo! I'll take two, with chili and onions.
Posted by: Barky at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (yddCj)
164 Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood
Phrasing!
Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)
165 Cary Grant was English yet he had that odd, vague accent
Standard British accent taught by drama school or vocal coach at the time.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 11:11 PM (6HqlZ)
166 164 Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood
Phrasing!
Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)
:::squirt:::
Posted by: Cary Grant at August 26, 2016 11:12 PM (kTZOh)
167 164 Then promptly lost 60,000 of the cream of British manhood
Phrasing!
Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)
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Lotta Etonians and other public school types in the Limey forces in those days. So, yeah, benders, the lot of them.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:13 PM (lutOX)
168 Talk about a wasted artillery barrage.
Posted by: Sharkman at August 26, 2016 11:09 PM (CS7jF)
***
There's no such thing.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (lutOX)
169 "Are you kidding me? Is this a joke?"
No, not really. The Russians especially for sieges like Kursk or Stalingrad would bring in 10-15-20 Divisions. If you count everything from 57mms to whatever they could well have delivered that. It would be hot and heavy and destructive on equipment. But they were getting new getting shit from England and the U.S. and Urals all the time, so.
And we're not even counting rockets. The Russians got a shit-load from the U.S.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/
170 There's some story that Cary Grant was expelled from a school in England after being caught in the girls' restroom.
Anyway, he came to the US at the age of 16 with some Brit theater group. He and some others decided to stay and he hit the Vaudeville circuit. During this time, they said his accent sounded sort of Australian.
He went back to London to perform for a while, and after that is when his well-known accent was born.
It was popular for the movies because it sounded classy, elegant. That's how Hollywood sold class back then, a totally fake, affected, all-American accent to sound sort of British.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (DW+jj)
171 Anybody seen "Hell or High Water?" Critics liked it a lot.
Ms Shyning and I will see it tomorrow then enjoy a Lou Malnati's deep-dish.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (/fuM0)
172 You've obviously never seen water hitting NaK (sodium-potassium alloy). Some truly impressive fires result. Napalm is for faggots. NaK FTW!
You've given me an idea for protester control involving turning on the sprinklers.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (T/cxb)
173 I saw Doc Watson twice and he was great both times. Told the same joke, which was funny. This was back in the days when you could still smoke in bars and (as a former smoker) was a real stickler about people not smoking
Posted by: Hope Solo at August 26, 2016 11:16 PM (oAY8z)
174 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/
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Yep...Russkies loved them some arty.
And those rockets, mang.....they couldn't get enough of those......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:16 PM (lutOX)
175 "Too many loads taken on the vocal chords?"
ISWYDT.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:16 PM (9ym/
176 And we're not even counting rockets. The Russians got a shit-load from the U.S.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/
And we fired them from my organ, mounted on a Srudebaker US6 truck.
Posted by: Josef Stalin at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)
177 Mid-Atlantic is what they call not-American not-British. Mark Hamill's Joker is the best example.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (VdICR)
178 Oops, crusty old sock
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:18 PM (oAY8z)
179 effin' rooshians can't spell.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 11:18 PM (oqkO3)
180 Speaking of kind of cloying accents, ever notice how so many kids shows of the late 1960s/early 1970s, featured a teenage boy (or very young man) with a semi-Liverpudlian accent?
I'm thinking particularly of Sid and Marty Krofft's shows...
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:18 PM (OKox0)
181 I would love to get some vocal lessons by Cary Grant. And trust me I am a quick oral study!
Posted by: Barack Obama at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (eMRWF)
182 That's how Hollywood sold class back then, a totally fake, affected, all-American accent to sound sort of British.
Yes, that Anglophilia is why so many of your cigarette brands have English names like Pall Mall and Marlboro.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (LdMbv)
183 Blue Rhino Male supplement
If it's related to the Blue Rhino propane stuff available around here, run away!
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (T/cxb)
184 And we fired them from my organ, mounted on a Srudebaker US6 truck.
Posted by: Josef Stalin at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)
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That's what fritz called them. Good Muzh called them Katyusha, Lord knows why.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (lutOX)
185 Anybody seen "Hell or High Water?" Critics liked it a lot.
Ms Shyning and I will see it tomorrow then enjoy a Lou Malnati's deep-dish.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (/fuM0)
Yep.
Very good movie.
Actually, reminds me more of a 70's style crime drama than anything else.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 26, 2016 11:19 PM (HGtd0)
186 US economic growth more lackluster than first thought.
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Am I the only one who recalls that Obama said one reason he didn't want Romney to win was that he didn't want Romney to take credit for the recovery?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (yddCj)
187 Blanco, LOL, I was thinking the same thing.
If propane can do that kind of stuff for a man... NO WONDER Hank Hill was so keen on the stuff.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (OKox0)
188 The Germans had Nebelwurfers and Americans had Screamin' Mimis.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (Ii1np)
189 propane gives you boners?
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:20 PM (oAY8z)
190 National Dog Day.
I expect to see a similar ONT acknowledgment of National Cat Day, which happens every year on October 29-- and which falls on a Caturday this year.
National Cat Day has its own website, which includes 20 ways to celebrate teh kittehs: http://tinyurl.com/y87b9vd
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (3C9q2)
191 I was going to post a link to videos of Russian Katyusha batteries firing, but I will post Barbara singing Katyusha instead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4v1nDa7tLY
Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (ry34m)
192 If you remember Jon Lovitz's Master Thespian from SNL (and several other of his characters), he was doing a spoof mid-Atlantic accent.
"Ahhcting!"
"GENIUS!!!"
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (OKox0)
193 About Cary Grant, I put him and Bogart at the top of the best actors, or "Big Star" I should say. A tie between the two.
For the actresses, it's Audrey Hepburn, no contest.
This is not about acting ability. It's the whole package.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:22 PM (DW+jj)
194 And then there were those 200-something mm mortars, still bearing the imperial crest, that they called 'Stalin's Sledgehammers' - damned thing made short work of just about anything.
But the katysuha was the real god of war on the eastern front. insane rates of fire, reasonable-ish accuracy - it was an area weapon, after all - and light and fast and mobile.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:22 PM (lutOX)
195 Alleged Fact: Some of the OTC stuff for ED actually contains sildenafil.
Illegal? I am sure it is as it violates patents.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:22 PM (hVdx9)
196 Ms Shyning and I will see it tomorrow then enjoy a Lou Malnati's deep-dish.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (/fuM0)
****
I hate you for your access to a fresh version of the pizza that proves that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
I have to settle for frozen delivered on dry ice. About 70% as good as a Chicago restaurant fresh version.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:23 PM (YLidQ)
197 Tilikum, haven't pharma and tech companies been violating patents forever? Seems like they just copy a technology, then slap an alternate lame brand name on it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 11:23 PM (OKox0)
198 Doing a little math. At four rounds a minute...........2256 guns.
Sounds Barack Obama's idea of using Smart Force! to put out a wildfire with all of our cruise missiles.
Posted by: t-bird at August 26, 2016 11:23 PM (J3phO)
199 If propane can do that kind of stuff for a man... NO WONDER Hank Hill was so keen on the stuff.
But it does give you a burning sensation when you urinate, or so I've been told. So please, don't aim for the TP.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:24 PM (T/cxb)
200 Yes, that Anglophilia is why so many of your cigarette brands have English names like Pall Mall and Marlboro.
Posted by: andycanuck
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Parliament, Chesterfield, Kent, and of course, Camels. Okay, maybe not Camels.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:24 PM (yddCj)
201 I expect to see a similar ONT acknowledgment of National Cat Day,>>>
If the cat brings my newspaper I'll be sure to remember that.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (CDowr)
202 170 There's some story that Cary Grant was expelled from a school in England after being caught in the girls' restroom.
Anyway, he came to the US at the age of 16 with some Brit theater group. He and some others decided to stay and he hit the Vaudeville circuit. During this time, they said his accent sounded sort of Australian.
He went back to London to perform for a while, and after that is when his well-known accent was born.
It was popular for the movies because it sounded classy, elegant. That's how Hollywood sold class back then, a totally fake, affected, all-American accent to sound sort of British.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:15 PM (DW+jj)
Leftists still hold on to the "British Accent" makes someone smarter and more refined than Americans. See John Oliver and the Daily Show guy.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (kTZOh)
203 propane gives you boners?
Firestick.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (T/cxb)
204 >>>Posted by: L, Elle at August 26, 2016 10:47 PM (6IPEM)
L,Elle, you're the greatest...Big thanks !
sending you a quick kitchen pic of my new flooring.
Posted by: concrete girl at August 26, 2016 11:25 PM (9E0QU)
205 "Yep.
Very good movie. "
Heard good things. "No Country For Old Men-ish"
Want to see.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:26 PM (9ym/
206 176 And we're not even counting rockets. The Russians got a shit-load from the U.S.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:14 PM (9ym/
And we fired them from my organ, mounted on a Srudebaker US6 truck.
Posted by: Josef Stalin at August 26, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)
Gee, it's almost as if the Roosevelt Administration was propping up the Soviet Communists.
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:26 PM (sdi6R)
207 National Cat Day has its own website, which includes 20 ways to celebrate teh kittehs: http://tinyurl.com/y87b9vd
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 26, 2016 11:21 PM (3C9q2)
Does it include recipes?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (SRKgf)
208 I just saw the Southside With You trailer for the first time.
That just looks f-ing awful.
If I'm gonna live blog that thing I better be right about Parks Mall having booze. Maybe wait a week or two also so as not to piss off a theater full of "locals."
Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (Idu2i)
209 Okay, maybe not Camels.
Well, Egypt was a Protectorate.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (LdMbv)
210 Does it include recipes?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (SRKgf)
*****
And seasoning suggestions. Must have those.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (YLidQ)
211 Leftists love all things Euro, especially when they look down their Euro noses at the US (which they've been doing for centuries). Lefties really love that
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (oAY8z)
212 The sheer volumes of fire omn the eastern front - it amazes me that anybody got out of that alive.
I knew a few Red Army GPW vets, and met a Romanian who *mumble, mumble* as well.
Romanian hated the Germans. Said the worst part was they were ALWAYS the guys to cover withdrawals. He manned an anti-aircraft gun - one of those fast-firing canon things - that they'd converted for antipersonnel and anti-materiel use.
We never had enough shells, or enough time, he said......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (lutOX)
213 Leftists love all things Euro, especially when they look down their Euro noses at the US (which they've been doing for centuries). Lefties really love that
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (oAY8z)
*****
Until you get to Euro abortion policies. Then it's full stop, back up the truck.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (YLidQ)
214 They were called Katyushas because they were labeled KT, and the song Katyusha was really popular about then.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (ry34m)
215 *climbs down from soap box, and sighs*
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STANDING O!!!!!!!1!111!!!1!!
thread winner.
Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (GHdiF)
216 Gee, it's almost as if the Roosevelt Administration was propping up the Soviet Communists.
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:26 PM (sdi6R)
Serious - but difficult - question: was Roosevelt a Commie sympathizer? Superficially, no, but ... he supported the Soviets. OK, that was wartime expediency, I get that.
But he tolerated a shitload of Reds in his Administration, and resisted efforts to root them out. Stupidity, or complicity?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (SRKgf)
217 Oh and I definitely should go to the early showing. That way odds are higher the dindus will still be sleeping.
Then I could come home, take a nap then go watch some 6 man football.
I have next Friday planned out already.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (Idu2i)
218 And the Toronto crossbow shooter has been identified: white guy killing (probably but unconfirmed yet) family members. Also he had been an active serial bank robber serving about 4 years for them. The package found sounds like it was body parts or the like and not an explosive device.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:32 PM (LdMbv)
219 >>> US economic growth more lackluster than first thought.
"Am I the only one who recalls that Obama said one reason he didn't
want Romney to win was that he didn't want Romney to take credit for the
recovery?"
Remember also, at the 2012 Democratic convention, the big speech by Billy Jeff where he insisted that Obamanomics was wholly conceptually sound, and just hadn't been given enough time to work yet, and that booming prosperity would shortly follow if only America returned Obama for a second term?
Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)
220 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (lutOX)
An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2016 11:34 PM (Zu3d9)
221 He manned an anti-aircraft gun
An "88"?
Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:34 PM (LdMbv)
222 213 Leftists love all things Euro, especially when they look down their Euro noses at the US (which they've been doing for centuries). Lefties really love that
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 26, 2016 11:28 PM (oAY8z)
*****
Until you get to Euro abortion policies. Then it's full stop, back up the truck.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (YLidQ)
Yep. And the liberals who push the bike lanes and roundabouts have obviously never lived in Europe. Europe is full of dirtbags. Chock a block. How about European soccer hooligans? Where do American liberals think OUR shitheads came from? They're not ALL black. There are lots of white shitheads, and they came from Europe.
Europeans are scum, even more than Americans. It's like a distillation: the best and brightest left Europe for here. Only the lowest of the low are left in Europe now, apart from occasional regression to the mean.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:36 PM (SRKgf)
223 An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that
he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel.>>>
IIRC that is not allowed. So probably was shooting at materiel. like their rifle, magazines etc.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:37 PM (CDowr)
224 There was something a couple years ago I remember that I found interesting. Some group had reconstructed the original Brit accent at the time of Shakespeare. This would be the one it was originally performed in.
Accent is constantly changing, especially in the old days. Mass communication is sort of slowing that down, and normalizing it over a much wider area.
Anyway, there were things in the original that were meant to rhyme or sound alike, but no longer do, and that was the one of the clues they used to reconstruct it.
And they did some of the plays in that original accent. It sounded more Irish than anything else.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:37 PM (DW+jj)
225 Remember also, at the 2012 Democratic convention, the big speech by Billy Jeff where he insisted that Obamanomics was wholly conceptually sound, and just hadn't been given enough time to work yet, and that booming prosperity would shortly follow if only America returned Obama for a second term?
Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)
Unfortunately, no one checked behind the podium, a la Police Academy.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:38 PM (SRKgf)
226 An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2016 11:34 PM (Zu3d9)
***
Mr. Nicolae described his weapon as a cannon, so I'm guessing some sort of 20 mm or higher.
Think the quad .50 would have served them better.
Korea, too - I jsut can't fathom how people survived that.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:38 PM (lutOX)
227 220 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf)

234 Ack! I did it AGAIN1

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (SRKgf)

235 216
Serious - but difficult - question: was Roosevelt a Commie sympathizer? Superficially, no, but ... he supported the Soviets. OK, that was wartime expediency, I get that.

But he tolerated a shitload of Reds in his Administration, and resisted efforts to root them out. Stupidity, or complicity?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:30 PM (SRKgf)


Read Diana West's "American Betrayal". She says that America's strategy supported the Soviets' war aims.

We sent an incredible amount of food, vehicles, and weapons to the Soviets, ostensibly because they were our "allies" against Nazi Germany.

But what if we kept all of that materiel for ourselves? Suppose we let Germany drive eastward and crush the Russians. Then we could have also driven eastward through Germany and the Western nations could have ended up controlling Eastern Europe. It's just a thought.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

236 "An old family friend was an artillary officer in Korea. He told us that he used his halftrack-mounted quad 50 calibers for antipersonnel."
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Well, screaming yellow hordes might be the basis for that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (yddCj)

237 Seppuku tips?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (SRKgf)

238 The 88 is a bit large, and the Pak 40 is also.

Think it might have been a flakvierling 38, a quad mount 20mm AA gun

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (ry34m)

239 Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf)



Wow.

Posted by: The Barrel at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (mgbwf)

240 My God, it is full of text

Posted by: David Bowman at August 26, 2016 11:43 PM (ry34m)

241 Cut & Paste, Mo Fo! Speak it!

Posted by: the barrel at August 26, 2016 11:43 PM (LdMbv)

242 Epic, EPIC embarreling Jay. Geeze, you're gonna be there for months.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:43 PM (yddCj)

243 239 Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf)
Wow.
Posted by: The Barrel at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (mgbwf)



I never blew up a barrel before.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:43 PM (SRKgf)

244 Jay Guevara...roll out the barrel...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:43 PM (hVdx9)

245 Ack! I did it AGAIN1

You don't come here for the camaraderie, do you?

Posted by: The Barrel at August 26, 2016 11:44 PM (T/cxb)

246 242 Epic, EPIC embarreling Jay. Geeze, you're gonna be there for months.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:43 PM (yddCj)



Months? You are compassionate.

Christ, I'm sorry. Blame the Scotch. Or global warming.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:44 PM (SRKgf)

247 ha!

the embarreling begins.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (lutOX)

248 Jay G.

I think that's about a week or three in Teh Barrel.

*tosses in cans of Spam and MREs.

That's not for Jay G. It's for teh Barrel, to hopefully give a few moments respite to the poor Moron whut did that awful thing.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (v5iqM)

249 Our access to Chicago-style deep-dish is limited, as we are here maybe twice each year a few weeks each. We try to soak up as much as we can while here.

Home's out on the CO front range, where there are no Italians, no Greeks, where the brown people are surly and not sweet, and where the local news causes me to simmer even more than it does here.

Way out here in the far-flung 'burbs of Chicago, the populace seems reasonably center-right, but in Denver metro, it's hopelessly libtardian.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (/fuM0)

250 I am a little young to have served in Vietnam but old enough to have worked with the guys that did. One of those guys ran the twin 50s on the back of a boat over there. He said it was amazing getting to light them up. He also said he don't know if he ever hit anyone but with all the trees flying and him aiming at the flash he was pretty sure he took a couple out. And at the very least they stopped shooting at his boat which is what he cared about most.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (CDowr)

251 Jay, Get. In. Ma. Belly!

Posted by: The Barrel at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (hVdx9)

252 Jay,

Git yo' ass in heah.

Posted by: The Barrel at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (rlfds)

253 224
And they did some of the plays in that original accent. It sounded more Irish than anything else.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:37 PM (DW+jj)


I saw one of those videos recently. It was fascinating. I thought it sounded like pirate talk.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (sdi6R)

254 I think Kay Guevara is trying to retire the barrel.trophy....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 26, 2016 11:46 PM (Zu3d9)

255 But what if we kept all of that materiel for ourselves?
--------------

Hindsight. But FDR very definitely over-supplied his red pal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 11:46 PM (w/iDp)

256 Damn, rickl.



Windwos, Google will show you what you pasted

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:46 PM (9ym/8)

257 Continued from thread below involving Alien and the badmouthing of Prometheus.

Prometheus was the prequel to Alien. The humans were arrogant, which turned off most viewers because they thought they were stupid and it was bad writing. This is not the case. There was intentional detail to the hand made sets and plot to line up with Alien. If you watch Alien the director's cut and then watch Prometheus and pay attention to the details on the sets and the story line, it is pretty dang good work.

Also it helps a ton to read up on Prometheus in the Greek mythology and literatures over the years.

Point is the scientists thought they were gods and got bitch slapped by larger gods (Zeus) when they took the bait, flew to the planet (same one in Alien and Aliens), unleashed Zeus's bio weapon (Pandora's Box) and alomost destroyed earth and caused punishment for humans for the next 100 years or so.

The humans were arrogant to the point of acting like idiots. The same company in Alien actually flew to that planet to get the bio weapon that the prequel Prometheus introduced us to.

Anyway somebody has to stick up for Prometheus, which is a visually stunning movie with its attention to detail and continuity of set design.

I had to get this out because the horde got in my head while I left to watch Aliens.

Good night.

Posted by: Pepe at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (CV0nS)

258 248 Jay G.
I think that's about a week or three in Teh Barrel.
*tosses in cans of Spam and MREs.
That's not for Jay G. It's for teh Barrel, to hopefully give a few moments respite to the poor Moron whut did that awful thing.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2016 11:45 PM (v5iqM)



Takes the MREs.. Throws out the Spam.

A man's got his pride...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (SRKgf)

259 238 The 88 is a bit large, and the Pak 40 is also.

Think it might have been a flakvierling 38, a quad mount 20mm AA gun
Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 11:42 PM (ry34m)
***
I think that would be the most reasonable guess.

The way he described it, they would fire hot ad heavy, at ranges that were much too close for his comfort, so I'm guessing it was something like that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (lutOX)

260 So, anyone that has been drinking heavily...the barrel is that away and I know you know what I mean...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

261 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769201546504577025

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769201789224779776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769202030137270272

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769202224010555392

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769202388725014528

Posted by: kbdabear at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (Ya7zs)

262 Longest italicans evah!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (oqkO3)

263 Came for the content, got clobbered by the comments.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (/fuM0)

264 Isn't this the part where beg for a COB to delete the post?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2016 11:48 PM (EZebt)

265 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769202638546141186

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769202774705864704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769202935108599808

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769203176897667072

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769203333479407616

Posted by: kbdabear at August 26, 2016 11:48 PM (Ya7zs)

266 That's it for me tonight.

And thanks for the discussion on Kraut AA guns.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 26, 2016 11:49 PM (LdMbv)

267 260 So, anyone that has been drinking heavily...the barrel is that away and I know you know what I mean...
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)



I'll go see if I can find someone like that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:49 PM (SRKgf)

268 They're currently shooting the sequel here at. They're spending a shitload of $$$.

Posted by: otho at August 26, 2016 11:49 PM (EWg9n)

269
In Arkansas this weekend.

Go.
Pigs.
Souiee!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at August 26, 2016 11:49 PM (nQpdK)

270 Even More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769203647959957505

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769203951078178820

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769204068699045893

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/769204187058110522

Posted by: kbdabear at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (Ya7zs)

271 Jay, I'll send you a pizza from time to time.

Have fun in teh barrel!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (044Fx)

272 264 Isn't this the part where beg for a COB to delete the post?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2016 11:48 PM (EZebt)



Fuck it, I'm going out defiant. Not for the first time, either.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (SRKgf)

273 "Am I the only one who recalls that Obama said one reason he didn't
want Romney to win was that he didn't want Romney to take credit for the
recovery?"

Remember also, at the 2012 Democratic convention, the big speech by Billy Jeff where he insisted that Obamanomics was wholly conceptually sound, and just hadn't been given enough time to work yet, and that booming prosperity would shortly follow if only America returned Obama for a second term?
Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 11:32 PM (noWW6)


I remember when they said Romney was worse than Hitler.

McCain was worse than Hitler.

Bush 2 was Hitler.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac in the OBX at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (kTZOh)

274 National Dog Day.
Tucker just said "Ha!" then raised his hind leg & pissed on the edge of the thread.
Every day is dog day, man. It's their world, we're just living in it...
Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2016 10:33 PM

How true. My plans for the day were interrupted when I was conned into going to the dog park w/ our 2. We had lotsa fun.

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (o/90i)

275 Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf)

My name is M.C. Escher, and I approve this recursive comment.

Posted by: M.C. Escher at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (iMxBJ)

276

#233 looks like the longest barrel ride ticket ever.

Perhaps 10 or so cinder blocks and a few bricks might be added to the mix.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (FlRtG)

277 208 I just saw the Southside With You trailer for the first time.

That just looks f-ing awful.

If I'm gonna live blog that thing I better be right about Parks Mall having booze. Maybe wait a week or two also so as not to piss off a theater full of "locals."
Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:27 PM (Idu2i)

Why would you pay to see it? You'll just encourage them to make a sequel.

Posted by: Bernette at August 26, 2016 11:51 PM (ru2SK)

278 256 Damn, rickl.



Windwos, Google will show you what you pasted
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 26, 2016 11:46 PM (9ym/


???

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:51 PM (sdi6R)

279 260 So, anyone that has been drinking heavily...the barrel is that away and I know you know what I mean...
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)


I'll go see if I can find someone like that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara
****

That wet stuff that will be raining down on you...won't be rain...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:51 PM (hVdx9)

280

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf)


I'm so glad that wasn't me.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 26, 2016 11:51 PM (EzgxV)

281 There are some things even the Barrel can't handle.

Jay is one of them.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 26, 2016 11:52 PM (Idu2i)

282 Hollywood has always screwed up various Southern accents. But some Brits can do them flawlessly. There was one Brit actress I remember, on one of the late night shows. The host had no idea of the differences and she sort of schooled them on it. Now, this is an Alabama accent.

Now, this is Mississippi. This is Charleston. This is Tennessee. And she did them all flawlessly.

It would take a real expert to tell. I remember my mother and some of her old biddy friends were enamored with some linguist who gave a talk at Furman one time. The damn guy could pin down where you were born (or learned to speak) to within miles (the error bars widen the farther West your origin).

That's how well he knew accents. Some tried to fool him. They embarrassed themselves. He'd say something like, well you're originally from X, but you're trying to do something that sounds like Y (and a very poor attempt, he didn't have to say).

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)

283 Been in the barrel. I've seen stuff man. I've seen stuff.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:53 PM (hVdx9)

284 I'd met the Romanian after knowing those Red Army vets.

It was interesting to hear what it looked like from both sides there.

The Romanian said 'Those Russians just would not stop.' And he told stories of mowing down waves of infantry who'd moved up ahead of their armor.

The Soviets all told me 'Fritz just would not give up.' And told stories of seeing men cut to pieces by encircled and cut off defenders who had no chance of escape, and so fought twice as hard.

They were both right.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:53 PM (lutOX)

285 Got real quiet all of a sudden...

Think the rest of the horde is still scrolling though the text tsunami?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 26, 2016 11:53 PM (rlfds)

286 He was truly a cunning linguist.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:54 PM (DW+jj)

287 275 Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf)
My name is M.C. Escher, and I approve this recursive comment.
Posted by: M.C. Escher at August 26, 2016 11:50 PM (iMxBJ)



Moebius was a fag. He had nothing on me!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:55 PM (SRKgf)

288 260 So, anyone that has been drinking heavily...the barrel is that away and I know you know what I mean...
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

I'll go see if I can find someone like that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:49 PM

Good luck w/ that around here.

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2016 11:55 PM (o/90i)

289 Think the rest of the horde is still scrolling though the text tsunami?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 26, 2016 11:53 PM (rlfds)



Oh, you want me to reprise that shit? No problem!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:56 PM (SRKgf)

290 285
Got real quiet all of a sudden...



Think the rest of the horde is still scrolling though the text tsunami?



Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 26, 2016 11:53 PM (rlfds)


Wouldn't surprise me if everyone on a tablet was shaking-off finger cramps....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (EzgxV)

291 A hot female "subordinate" who is rather sensitive wore stretchy pants yesterday that were a bit see thru WITHOUT her being...extended... the other day.
Trying to tell her that they became more see thru without sounding like a scold or a leering pervert was quite the challenge.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (hVdx9)

292 I cannot fathom anyone actually paying to see a feature length movie about what he or she believes to be the Obamas' first date.

That is straight up f*cked up.

And no doubt will be shown continuously in the happy fun camps.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (EZebt)

293 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)
***
I was always impressed by the accents in Silence of the Lambs. Jodie Foster was close, but the flash-back scenes from her childhood, and the scenes in WV, were DEAD-ON.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (lutOX)

294 277
Why would you pay to see it? You'll just encourage them to make a sequel.
Posted by: Bernette at August 26, 2016 11:51 PM (ru2SK)


I suggested the other night that if it's a theater showing multiple movies, buy a ticket for a different movie, then once you're inside, sneak into the theater showing that one.

Not that I would ever subject myself to it.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (sdi6R)

295 October 2012
Why a President Romney would have Obama to thank for an economic recovery

http://wpo.st/CKou1

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

AAAAHA!

*grabs bottle of vodka*

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (VdICR)

296 260 So, anyone that has been drinking heavily...the barrel is that away and I know you know what I mean...
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

I'll go see if I can find someone like that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:49 PM

Good luck w/ that around here.


Posted by: Farmer
****

Jay had better bring an umbrella.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:58 PM (hVdx9)

297 In partial, albeit futile, mitigation of my defense, it wasn't obvious I'd selected the whole fucking thread before quoting it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:58 PM (SRKgf)

298 Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf)


My God, it's full of Italics.

Posted by: Dave Bowman at August 26, 2016 11:59 PM (kTZOh)

299 Alberta Oil Peon -- is Alberta considered "west"? -- https://www.good-guys.com/wcn-2016

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)

300 297 In partial, albeit futile, mitigation of my defense, it wasn't obvious I'd selected the whole fucking thread before quoting it.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:58 PM (SRKgf)


It was a recap for those who got here late. I'd go with that.

Posted by: rickl at August 27, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

301 292 I cannot fathom anyone actually paying to see a feature length movie about what he or she believes to be the Obamas' first date.
That is straight up f*cked up.
And no doubt will be shown continuously in the happy fun camps.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (EZebt)



And I, for one, would happily kill myself rather than endure that, despite having called top bunk long ago.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 27, 2016 12:00 AM (SRKgf)

302 #233 looks like the longest barrel ride ticket ever.

Just to cheer JG up-- courtesy of the Brewers fans in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra:

http://tinyurl.com/jqsbn3t

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 27, 2016 12:01 AM (3C9q2)

303 It was a recap for those who got here late. I'd go with that.

Posted by: rickl at August 27, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)



Appreciate that. Then I can go with "I'm a giver."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 27, 2016 12:01 AM (SRKgf)

304 That PMJ cover of Heart of Glass is good, much like everything else they do, but I found it a bit strange that the lyrics aren't much easier to understand than in the Blondie original. I would've thought the slow jazz cover would be much easier to hear the words, but it's not. It's a little easier, but there are still several lines in this cover that had me wondering, "What the Hell did she just say?".

Still, a good cover; I enjoyed it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:01 AM (0OG8D)

305 My God, it's full of Italics.
Posted by: Dave Bowman at August 26, 2016 11:59 PM (kTZOh)



Yeah, that's the problem.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 27, 2016 12:03 AM (SRKgf)

306 Southside With You will have the distinction of being the only modern movie that does not have a pron parody.

Thankfully.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:03 AM (CDowr)

307
Appreciate that. Then I can go with "I'm a giver."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 27, 2016 12:01 AM (SRKgf)
***
Heh... a giver in the barrel is known as a taker....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:03 AM (lutOX)

308 Of late, I'm developing a thing for asparagus. I 'et a shit pile of the crap at supper, and I just took the worst smelling piss I've ever done, I think. Had to open the bathroom window and spray. That's a rarity for #1 excursions.

But damn, that was an olfactory assault. Rank.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 27, 2016 12:04 AM (DW+jj)

309 Alberta Oil Peon -- is Alberta considered "west"? -- https://www.good-guys.com/wcn-2016

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)


Sure is. We are closer to the Pacific Ocean than any other ocean.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:04 AM (oqkO3)

310 Why a President Romney would have Obama to thank for an economic recovery

http://wpo.st/CKou1
-------------

Thanks for the link. Tragi-comedy. I excerpt here a paragraph:
----
By Greg Ip October 5, 2012
Cast your mind forward to October 2014. The economic rebound for which Barack Obama had worked so hard and hoped so long is finally underway: Growth is humming, unemployment is steadily dropping, and the stock market is hitting one record high after another.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:05 AM (w/iDp)

311
Wouldn't surprise me if everyone on a tablet was shaking-off finger cramps....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (EzgxV)



You dudes are cold, you know that?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 27, 2016 12:05 AM (SRKgf)

312 Here's what happened for us on National Dog Day.

Needed burger buns, son and I stroll up to corner market to get them.

Mexican family on front porch we're passing ask if we've seen their missing dog. The handsome 8-year old, Fernando, his English is best, describes "Brownie," white, mid-sized, poodle-ish mutt. Gone two nights ago.

We say we'll keep an eye out. Grilling and eating done, it's cooling off, we all stroll over to the park with the baby. Lo and behold, someone's posted a sheet on a tree saying they've found a lost dog. Daughter-in-law doors a pic of the flyer that has photo and numbers.

Three blocks headed home after park stroll, we see Fernando on bike, show him pic. He goes crazy with joy, goes gets mom, dad, all his brothers and sisters.

Brownie is saved!

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 27, 2016 12:06 AM (/fuM0)

313 Southside With You will have the distinction of being the only modern movie that does not have a pron parody.

Thankfully.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:03 AM (CDowr)


"Southside With Ewe" will be killer in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:06 AM (oqkO3)

314 309
Alberta Oil Peon -- is Alberta considered "west"? -- https://www.good-guys.com/wcn-2016



Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)





Sure is. We are closer to the Pacific Ocean than any other ocean.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:04 AM (oqkO3)


Was at the event linked today.....kept thinking of you.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:06 AM (EzgxV)

315 Of late, I'm developing a thing for asparagus. I 'et a shit pile of the crap at supper, and I just took the worst smelling piss I've ever done, I think. Had to open the bathroom window and spray. That's a rarity for #1 excursions.

But damn, that was an olfactory assault. Rank.


Posted by: publius
****

Two words that should terrify anyone with a sense of smell, including the dead:
Broccoli casserole

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:07 AM (hVdx9)

316 208 I just saw the Southside With You trailer for the first time.

That just looks f-ing awful.

If I'm gonna live blog that thing I better be right about Parks Mall having booze. Maybe wait a week or two also so as not to piss off a theater full of "locals."
Posted by: Country Boy



It will win multiple Oscars.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 27, 2016 12:07 AM (RaS4m)

317 #308: I know that smell! I've been on penicillin before. It's the same stank, as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:07 AM (0OG8D)

318 308 Of late, I'm developing a thing for asparagus. I 'et a shit pile of the crap at supper, and I just took the worst smelling piss I've ever done, I think. Had to open the bathroom window and spray. That's a rarity for #1 excursions.

But damn, that was an olfactory assault. Rank.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 27, 2016 12:04 AM (DW+jj)



And you're wasting that on a commode, when you could be pissing on hippies?

That's a demerit or five against teh Moron Code.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 27, 2016 12:08 AM (v5iqM)

319 Two words that should terrify anyone with a sense of smell, including the dead:
Broccoli casserole

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:07 AM (hVdx9)



Fuck the Geneva Conventions. We should drop that shit on the Muslims.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 27, 2016 12:08 AM (SRKgf)

320 Re: bammy beard's 'first date' movie--

First... BARF!

2. Ya just know it's a 'composite' of, well, whatever cutesy story some shill/writer dreams up.

iii. Of course they'll leave out any actual FACTS regarding SCOAMF's history.

yeesh...

No dollars of mine will buy a ticket for that bullshit.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (044Fx)

321 Fuck the Geneva Conventions. We should drop that shit on the Muslims.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 27, 2016 12:08 AM (SRKgf)

****

Sure, as long as you add bacon.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (YLidQ)

322 thanks for repeating my comment Jay

Posted by: concrete girl at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (9E0QU)

323 No Maetenblog update tonight.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

324 #304

The lyrics in the original were purposefully a bit unclear because before it was locked down it was just 'The Disco Song' they'd do as part of their set of more punkish material. There were supposedly some much more explicit lyrics in the live version before it was committed to vinyl and became a big hit.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 27, 2016 12:10 AM (IdCqF)

325 Thanks for repeating my comment, Jay.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at August 27, 2016 12:10 AM (0OG8D)

326 Two words that should terrify anyone with a sense of smell, including the dead:
Broccoli casserole

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:07 AM (hVdx9)


Fuck the Geneva Conventions. We should drop that shit on the Muslims.

Posted by: Jay Guevara
****

Set that off on a flight over the ocean and people will still elect to get off the plane.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:10 AM (hVdx9)

327 Interesting! I didn't know that.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:11 AM (0OG8D)

328 Oh, you want me to reprise that shit? No problem!
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:56 PM (SRKgf)

---

*shrugs*

I'm on a Macbook.

But by all means, piss off your fellow 'rons that are on a smartphone.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 12:11 AM (rlfds)

329 No Maetenblog update tonight.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)


He's got a script running. Whenever your IP address logs in, it puts up an archived page.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (oqkO3)

330 But damn, that was an olfactory assault. Rank.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 27, 2016 12:04 AM (DW+jj)
***
I take modafinil every day. It's got some sort of sulphur molecule in it.....


Piss stinks like I live on asparagus, and, if I start to sweat, I smell like a box of matches.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (lutOX)

331 Oh, you want me to reprise that shit? No problem!
Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:56 PM (SRKgf)

---

*shrugs*

I'm on a Macbook.

But by all means, piss off your fellow 'rons that are on a smartphone.

Posted by: SMFH
****

I'm on a PC. My mouse said, "WTF? Porn again?"

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (hVdx9)

332 Broccoli isn't too bad with me, but cabbage, now I can run myself out of the house with that. And that's funny, because both are the same damn species, it's just different "cultivar groups" they call it. There are a whole bunch of cultivars of it, brussel sprouts included.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (DW+jj)

333 Sorry, #327 was meant as a response to Epobirs at #324. I forgot to cite his comment.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (0OG8D)

334 Why would you pay to see it? You'll just encourage them to make a sequel.

Posted by: Bernette at August 26, 2016 11:51 PM (ru2SK)

That's normally my perspective, but this 2 hour train wreck could be fun.

I live alone, so I'm easily amused also.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (Idu2i)

335 No Maetenblog update tonight.>>>

Is this going to become the replacement for the Abe Vigoda or Generalissimo Francisco Franco joke?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (CDowr)

336 Oh, found this song. It is not a Polish tango. It does remind me of Sweet.


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

Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 12:13 AM (ry34m)

337 I inherited my dad's acidic sweat. He would touch polished cast iron and rusty copy of his fingerprint would appear.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:13 AM (hVdx9)

338 Thanks for the link. Tragi-comedy. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:05 AM (w/iDp)

Herbert Hoover and FDR both had at least one year of +3% growth.

I tweeted a link to the egghead at Washpost, and I am sure he is delighted.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 27, 2016 12:14 AM (VdICR)

339 A hot female "subordinate" who is rather sensitive wore stretchy pants yesterday that were a bit see thru WITHOUT her being...extended... the other day.
Trying to tell her that they became more see thru without sounding like a scold or a leering pervert was quite the challenge.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (hVdx9)

And???

Posted by: Country Boy at August 27, 2016 12:15 AM (Idu2i)

340 I'm off to slumber.

Peaceful, asparagus piss scented dreams to ye, Horde.


Jim
Stunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 27, 2016 12:15 AM (v5iqM)

341 Broccoli isn't too bad with me, but cabbage, now I can run myself out of the house with that. And that's funny, because both are the same damn species, it's just different "cultivar groups" they call it. There are a whole bunch of cultivars of it, brussel sprouts included.


Posted by: publius
****

My dad embraced his Irish heritage (I'm Cuban and Irish) and did the corned beef and cabbage at a certain time of the year. I liked to be gone for a couple days when he did that.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:15 AM (hVdx9)

342 306 Southside With You will have the distinction of being the only modern movie that does not have a pron parody.
Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:03 AM (CDowr)


I wouldn't take that bet.

Posted by: rickl at August 27, 2016 12:16 AM (sdi6R)

343 I'll tell you what gives me weapons-grade gas... hummus. This doesn't surprise me, since it's basically concentrated beans.

I'm pretty sure there's a clause in the Geneva Conventions that says Prothonotary Warbler is not allowed to eat hummus.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:17 AM (0OG8D)

344 A hot female "subordinate" who is rather sensitive wore stretchy pants yesterday that were a bit see thru WITHOUT her being...extended... the other day.
Trying to tell her that they became more see thru without sounding like a scold or a leering pervert was quite the challenge.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (hVdx9)

And???

Posted by: Country Boy
****

She still freaked out a tad. had to tell her no one was saying she had to dress a specific way ( a dyke as she put it).
Frankly, I really liked the see thru pants, but cannot tell her that.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:17 AM (hVdx9)

345 Ironically, Shakespearean English is closer to contemporary American English than it is to contemporary British

Not ironic, it's a known phenomenon. See Canadian French, Southern English, Pa Dutch (German), and I'll guess Brailian Portuguese, as well.

Posted by: t-bird at August 27, 2016 12:17 AM (oFSUK)

346 No Maetenblog update tonight.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)


He's got a script running. Whenever your IP address logs in, it puts up an archived page.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (oqkO3)

Must be just for Cooth. I've been enjoying Maet's posts.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 27, 2016 12:18 AM (Idu2i)

347 342 I wouldn't take that bet.>>>

You may be right. How hard up for money is the guy that played the Wookie in Star wars?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:18 AM (CDowr)

348 Herbert Hoover and FDR both had at least one year of +3% growth.

We've had plenty of years of created or saved +3% growth.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 27, 2016 12:19 AM (oFSUK)

349 I used to grow Kentucky Wonder beans, but I can't stand eating them because I worked so many years in a cannery canning green beans. So I would let them ripen and dry and I would eat them as shell beans in soup.

They are the most flavorful beans for soup and stews, cook them with a hamhock and onions and you have a fantastic dish.

They give me the wet farts so bad it wasn't worth eating them. Pain, bloating, gas and skidmarks that threatened sharts.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 12:20 AM (ry34m)

350 Must be just for Cooth. I've been enjoying Maet's posts.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 27, 2016 12:18 AM (Idu2i)


I was just pulling cooth's leg, er, tentacle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:20 AM (oqkO3)

351 I remember making the mistake once of telling my angel's mother that her grilled broccoli was good.

Crazy old lady cooked up about ten pounds of the stuff, and we had it EVERY meal for a week.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:20 AM (lutOX)

352 Basically, anything with "casserole" in the name, I don't like. Oh, the misery that various relatives and neighbors have inflicted. And you have to tell them how good it was.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 27, 2016 12:21 AM (DW+jj)

353 I was just pulling cooth's leg, er, tentacle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:20 AM (oqkO3)

I was trying to keep it going, eh.

: )

Posted by: Country Boy at August 27, 2016 12:21 AM (Idu2i)

354 Well I'm off to bed. I need a good night's sleep after my "little" road trip today. Plus am going to the gun show in Fort Worth in the morning.

'Night all.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 27, 2016 12:22 AM (Idu2i)

355 292 I cannot fathom anyone actually paying to see a feature length movie about what he or she believes to be the Obamas' first date.
That is straight up f*cked up.
And no doubt will be shown continuously in the happy fun camps.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 26, 2016 11:57 PM (EZebt)

Have you ever met a leftist? It is never about the message, it's about the messenger. It's why Wilson is still revered by the left. Why FDR is still an icon. People still have pictures of JFK and RFK on their walls. Bill Clinton is thought of having the strongest economy ever when it paled next to Reagan's.

Obama? Dear Leader was revered from the day he spoke at the 2004 DNC convention.

If you notice, leftists always fall under the influence of dictators. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot.

Posted by: Ashle Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac at August 27, 2016 12:24 AM (kTZOh)

356

Brailian Portuguese likely feels different, as well.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 27, 2016 12:24 AM (FlRtG)

357
Yo. Oy. Something like that...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 27, 2016 12:24 AM (WVCC6)

358 Plus am going to the gun show in Fort Worth in the morning.>>>

Here's hoping you find the deal of a lifetime to tell us all about tomorrow night.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:25 AM (CDowr)

359 Brailian Portuguese likely feels different, as well.

I have never felt a Brazilian Portuguese, but am willing to try...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 27, 2016 12:26 AM (WVCC6)

360 Of late, I'm developing a thing for asparagus. I 'et a shit pile of the crap at supper, and I just took the worst smelling piss I've ever done, I think. Had to open the bathroom window and spray. That's a rarity for #1 excursions.
But damn, that was an olfactory assault. Rank.
Posted by: publius
****
Two words that should terrify anyone with a sense of smell, including the dead:
Broccoli casserole
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:07 AM

I really miss the old asparagus bed at the farm. For a few months we'd have so much we were giving it away to friends.

Both asparagus and broccoli can easily be made into kickazz casseroles.


Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 12:26 AM (o/90i)

361 Sort of super sekrit info:

Remember Grand Funk Railroad?

One of their members, who has since left-- Mark Farner-- is a conservative.

At last count, we had Nugent, Kid Rock and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 27, 2016 12:26 AM (tvyXw)

362 I am off to the gun show in Torrington, Alberta, tomorrow. A hundred tables, they say.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:26 AM (oqkO3)

363 Tillikum, I would just tell that girl that those pants are inappropriate apparel for the office and ask her not to wear them anymore.

If she insists on more detail, just say they look unprofessional.

If she still wants more of an explanation than that, tell her to go to HR. Then, once she's out of your office, contact HR and let them know exactly what the problem is. They'll be able to explain it to her more delicately.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:28 AM (0OG8D)

364 Of late, I'm developing a thing for asparagus. I 'et a shit pile of the crap at supper, and I just took the worst smelling piss I've ever done, I think. Had to open the bathroom window and spray. That's a rarity for #1 excursions.
But damn, that was an olfactory assault. Rank.
Posted by: publius
****
Two words that should terrify anyone with a sense of smell, including the dead:
Broccoli casserole
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:07 AM

I really miss the old asparagus bed at the farm. For a few months we'd have so much we were giving it away to friends.

Both asparagus and broccoli can easily be made into kickazz casseroles.




Posted by: Farmer
****

While you may be a good man, your sense of smell is dead, dead, dead.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:29 AM (hVdx9)

365 I am off to the gun show in Torrington, Alberta, tomorrow. A hundred tables, they say.>>>

I wish you the same luck that I did for Country Boy.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:30 AM (CDowr)

366 I wish you the same luck that I did for Country Boy.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:30 AM (CDowr)


Thank you. I am kinda-sorta looking for an antique (as defined by Canuck law) revolver. Because no paperwork required at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:31 AM (oqkO3)

367 329
No Maetenblog update tonight.



Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)





He's got a script running. Whenever your IP address logs in, it puts up an archived page.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (oqkO3)


I'm sure he could technically do that. I don't know why he would.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

368 If she still wants more of an explanation than that,
tell her to go to HR. Then, once she's out of your office, contact HR
and let them know exactly what the problem is. They'll be able to
explain it to her more delicately.


Is there a delicate way of saying "We can see your pudenda and you should consider shaving"?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 12:33 AM (ry34m)

369 Tillikum, I would just tell that girl that those pants are inappropriate apparel for the office and ask her not to wear them anymore.

If she insists on more detail, just say they look unprofessional.

If she still wants more of an explanation than that, tell her to go to HR. Then, once she's out of your office, contact HR and let them know exactly what the problem is. They'll be able to explain it to her more delicately.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler
****

I WISH it were that cut and dried where I am at. Think semi-special snowflake land. That is how HR handles stuff.
The way you speak is the way that I and my boss think, but God forbid we hurt someone's feelings. The pay is good for what I do so I must deal with it or take up prostitution, and I am no longer the young stud I used to be.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)

370 I'm sure he could technically do that. I don't know why he would.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)


Like I said upthread, I was just teasing you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:33 AM (oqkO3)

371 Is there a delicate way of saying "We can see your pudenda and you should consider shaving"?>>>

Want to go out with me Saturday night?

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:34 AM (CDowr)

372 Thank you. I am kinda-sorta looking for an antique (as defined by Canuck law) revolver. Because no paperwork required at all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:31 AM (oqkO3)
***
Get a Webley.

Good enough for Eddie Dane, good enough for any man.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:34 AM (lutOX)

373 335
No Maetenblog update tonight.>>>

Is this going to become the replacement for the Abe Vigoda or Generalissimo Francisco Franco joke?


Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:12 AM (CDowr)


He left, but has a blog. He deserves whatever vacation he may desire -- but he has a blog to blog on it.....and it'd be nice if he didn't have to start from zero when he decides to do so. So, I keep checking over there in hopes of helping to support his next chapter of blogging.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:34 AM (EzgxV)

374 >>>351 I remember making the mistake once of telling my angel's mother that her grilled broccoli was good. Crazy old lady cooked up about ten pounds of the stuff, and we had it EVERY meal for a week.

...sounds like the 'aunt bee's terrible pickles' episode where they had to eat a whole other batch, even though they were awful.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 27, 2016 12:34 AM (9E0QU)

375 If she still wants more of an explanation than that,
tell her to go to HR. Then, once she's out of your office, contact HR
and let them know exactly what the problem is. They'll be able to
explain it to her more delicately.


Is there a delicate way of saying "We can see your pudenda and you should consider shaving"?


Posted by: Kindltot
****

In her defense, she DID wear a top that covered the naughty lower bits, but one slip and we would know what color undies (if any) she was wearing.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:35 AM (hVdx9)

376 I WISH it were that cut and dried where I am at. Think semi-special snowflake land. That is how HR handles stuff.
The way you speak is the way that I and my boss think, but God forbid we hurt someone's feelings. The pay is good for what I do so I must deal with it or take up prostitution, and I am no longer the young stud I used to be.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)


Maybe you could just take a pic with your phone, show it to her, and say, "you may not be aware of how revealing those pants are. Now, I'm deleting the pic."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:35 AM (oqkO3)

377 Tilikum, can understand.

I personally wouldn't be surprised if HR send her back with a phone call saying, "she's a woman. She can wear any fucking thing she wants and no one can say anything about it, especially the men."

That's pretty much how dress codes roll these days: they're for men only. Woman can come in all but completely naked and never get told shit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 12:36 AM (OKox0)

378 361
Sort of super sekrit info:

Remember Grand Funk Railroad?

One of their members, who has since left-- Mark Farner-- is a conservative.

At last count, we had Nugent, Kid Rock and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.



Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 27, 2016 12:26 AM (tvyXw)


Alice Cooper.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

379 363 Tillikum, I would just tell that girl that those pants are inappropriate apparel for the office and ask her not to wear them anymore.

If she insists on more detail, just say they look unprofessional.

If she still wants more of an explanation than that, tell her to go to HR. Then, once she's out of your office, contact HR and let them know exactly what the problem is. They'll be able to explain it to her more delicately.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:28 AM (0OG8D)


I was always glad years ago that I had a gay black guy working in the office because he had no problem going up to the women in the office and telling them they were dressed like a whore on his own.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM (kTZOh)

380 AOP, that's harassment.

Facts don't matter about it anymore. All any woman ever has to say is, "I felt unsafe."

One of my big, big, BIG pet peeves.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM (OKox0)

381 If you notice, leftists always fall under the influence of dictators. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot.
Posted by: Ashle Judd's Puffy Scamper
---------

As has been noted here, socialist/communist movements are always, at heart, cults of personality.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM (w/iDp)

382 Get a Webley.

Good enough for Eddie Dane, good enough for any man.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:34 AM (lutOX)


Indeed. A Webley MkI is right at the top of my list. Or a Mauser broomhandle. Both tend to be expensive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM (oqkO3)

383 That's pretty much how dress codes roll these days:
they're for men only. Woman can come in all but completely naked and
never get told shit.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 12:36 AM (OKox0)


Send her out to deal with the angry biker in the lobby.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 12:38 AM (ry34m)

384 ...sounds like the 'aunt bee's terrible pickles' episode where they had to eat a whole other batch, even though they were awful.
Posted by: concrete girl at August 27, 2016 12:34 AM (9E0QU)
***
Except it WAS good. Lady can cook, no denying it.

But at a certain point, one has had enough broccoli.

I learned, from my angel and the Colonel and from others, that you NEVER tell the old lady you like a particular dish of hers. That's a one-way ticket to her batch-cooking whatever it might be.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)

385 363
Tillikum, I would just tell that girl that those pants are inappropriate
apparel for the office and ask her not to wear them anymore.

If she insists on more detail, just say they look unprofessional.

If
she still wants more of an explanation than that, tell her to go to HR.
Then, once she's out of your office, contact HR and let them know
exactly what the problem is. They'll be able to explain it to her more
delicately.


Posted by: PW at August 27, 2016 12:28 AM (0OG8D)


You, sir, are under the misapprehension that HR wants to protect the company's managers. Let me assure you that they first and foremost want to protect HR.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

386 323 No Maetenblog update tonight.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

++++

It's been a week and a half since his last post. Maybe he needs the feedback of traffic and comments to stay motivated. But with the sporadic posting, it is tough to build a following.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 27, 2016 12:40 AM (R+30W)

387 Indeed. A Webley MkI is right at the top of my list. Or a Mauser broomhandle. Both tend to be expensive.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM (oqkO3)
***
you're a man of nice judgment, sir....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:40 AM (lutOX)

388 Thank you. I am kinda-sorta looking for an antique (as defined by Canuck law) revolver. Because no paperwork required at all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------

What *is* that definition, in essence? Are any center-fire pistols antiques?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:41 AM (w/iDp)

389 Maybe you could just take a pic with your phone, show it to her, and say, "you may not be aware of how revealing those pants are. Now, I'm deleting the pic."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

That could easily be misconstrued. I wussed out to some extent. Fortunately as I have known her for a while she calmed down and was okay.
I let her know it was simply because I did not know if she knew how revealing it was and wanted her to be protected from being accused of being immodest.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:42 AM (hVdx9)

390 You, sir, are under the misapprehension that HR wants to protect the company's managers. Let me assure you that they first and foremost want to protect HR.


Posted by: cthulhu
****

Bingo.
QD, you also nailed it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:43 AM (hVdx9)

391 Where I work I am not allowed to wear a hat (any kind of hat baseball cap etc) But the rules for what the women wear are not so stringent. On the one end I'm not complaining mostly on the other WTF is a head scarf but a hat?

This rule didn't bother me much since my father also taught me hats indoors were verboten. So it was mostly weekend overtime work where I might show up with a hat on so no skin off my nose.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:43 AM (CDowr)

392 true...that's where andy, barney and opie made their mistake.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 27, 2016 12:43 AM (9E0QU)

393 That could easily be misconstrued. I wussed out to some extent. Fortunately as I have known her for a while she calmed down and was okay.
I let her know it was simply because I did not know if she knew how revealing it was and wanted her to be protected from being accused of being immodest.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:42 AM (hVdx9)
***
your safest bet is to take a pic, send it to me, along with her phone number. I'll handle this....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:43 AM (lutOX)

394

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM (oqkO3)
A Webley MkI is right at the top of my list. Or a Mauser broomhandle.


How about a Nagant 1895? Ask Ord for details.

Perhaps 4 or so modern-reproduction flintlock or percussion-cap pistols. Modern steel & Mine ball loads ...

Posted by: Arbalest at August 27, 2016 12:44 AM (FlRtG)

395 Tilikum, thanks.

I'm just really fed up with the whole charade anymore. Just admit it, HR managers: NOTHING a woman or a minority does can ever lead to any kind of punishment, ever, ever, ever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 12:44 AM (OKox0)

396 Heh. The female Director of Documentation at one of my jobs told a secretary that she was dressing like a hussy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:44 AM (w/iDp)

397 What *is* that definition, in essence? Are any center-fire pistols antiques?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:41 AM (w/iDp)


In a nutshell: manufactured 1898 or prior, and does not use a type of ammunition commonly used in guns of recent manufacture. So a pistol made in 1897 that chambers .38 Special wouldn't qualify.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:45 AM (oqkO3)

398 361 Sort of super sekrit info:

Remember Grand Funk Railroad?

One of their members, who has since left-- Mark Farner-- is a conservative.
Shibumi 12:26

He is also a terrific, down to earth guy. I saw him in 1989 after the Just Another Injustice album came out. It was a ridiculously small place in Moline, IL. He hung around afterwards with his band. He was grateful we were there to support his Christian tour. We prayed with him. It was a wonderful moment.


Posted by: Back to Lurking at August 27, 2016 12:46 AM (xF0zd)

399 Is she hot my fellow morons want to know? Out of maybe 100 women in my office...top 3.
(God help me if she ever finds this. She will be flattered AND offended). Not a bad person tho. Actually pretty sweet. Just has some issues she's working thru.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:46 AM (hVdx9)

400 Posted by: Arbalest at August 27, 2016 12:44 AM (FlRtG)
***
I've got a nagant revolver. fun little thing. mostly shoot 32 long through it.

I did put one box of proper shells through the thing. Lotta fun - very funky piece of artillery.

Hella bad DA trigger, though.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:46 AM (lutOX)

401 Classic, Jay!
I haven't seen a quote of the whole page in ages. Well done, sir!

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 12:47 AM (AZnqb)

402 399 Is she hot my fellow morons want to know? Out of maybe 100 women in my office...top 3.
(God help me if she ever finds this. She will be flattered AND offended). Not a bad person tho. Actually pretty sweet. Just has some issues she's working thru.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:46 AM (hVdx9)
***
Poor girl.

She needs an older man, someone who understands......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:48 AM (lutOX)

403 Chi, Jay can't really hear you. At the moment he's busy fistfighting various barrel fungi...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 12:48 AM (OKox0)

404 In a nutshell: manufactured 1898 or prior, and does not use a type of ammunition commonly used in guns of recent manufacture. So a pistol made in 1897 that chambers .38 Special wouldn't qualify.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------

So, a Colt .45 would be okay? Does the actual date of manufacture of the firearm have to be 98 or prior? I mean, are replicas not allowed? I'm guessing not.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:48 AM (w/iDp)

405 Hm, that does make things more difficult if you can't trust your HR department.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:49 AM (0OG8D)

406 Remember Grand Funk Railroad?
>>>

No. But I do remember the Buick Grand National.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 12:49 AM (CDowr)

407 Perhaps 4 or so modern-reproduction flintlock or percussion-cap pistols. Modern steel & Mine ball loads ...

Posted by: Arbalest at August 27, 2016 12:44 AM (FlRtG)


The Nagant might be OK, if it uses ammo that is no longer specified for recent-manufacture weapons. Reproduction pistols of any construction are not considered antiques, nor are reproduction rifles using percussion caps. Reproduction flintlocks are deemed to be "antiques" for the purposes of the law.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:50 AM (oqkO3)

408 She needs an older man, someone who understands......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
-------------

If that is how it works, I'm in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:50 AM (w/iDp)

409 Tilikum, thanks.

I'm just really fed up with the whole charade anymore. Just admit it, HR managers: NOTHING a woman or a minority does can ever lead to any kind of punishment, ever, ever, ever.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

We had about 4-5 women who were black on an old team of mine. They were not doing their job and disrupting the team and others.
So when my then supervisor tried to reign them in as was her job, they went to HR and accused her of racism. She was nearly fired based off their accusations alone. I think the only thing that saved her was that a few of us pointed out what trouble they were and said the racism claim was BS.
None of those ladies are with the company today.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:50 AM (hVdx9)

410 Hell, the place is so backward and repressed they still use CROSSBOWS, for God's sake......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:50 AM (lutOX)

411 Tilikum, you sound like a lucky guy in that you're with a company that still gives a half shit about facts.

Too many places, especially in gubmint, don't give a shit. The white male is always guilty and needs to be fired, period.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 12:51 AM (OKox0)

412 uses ammo that is no longer specified for recent-manufacture weapons.
-----------

Well, that's a sticky wicket.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:51 AM (w/iDp)

413 399 Is she hot my fellow morons want to know? Out of maybe 100 women in my office...top 3.
(God help me if she ever finds this. She will be flattered AND offended). Not a bad person tho. Actually pretty sweet. Just has some issues she's working thru.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:46 AM (hVdx9)
***
Poor girl.

She needs an older man, someone who understands......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine)
****

She's spoken for, and even if she wasn't, dibs you b*stards! ;P

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:52 AM (hVdx9)

414 Mmmmm. So a St Etienne Model 1873 revolver in 11mm french would work?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 12:52 AM (ry34m)

415
I WISH it were that cut and dried where I am at. Think semi-special snowflake land. That is how HR handles stuff.
The way you speak is the way that I and my boss think, but God forbid we hurt someone's feelings. The pay is good for what I do so I must deal with it or take up prostitution, and I am no longer the young stud I used to be.


Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)
---

I found an interesting article the other day that talked about blue collar people -- or people who grew up in blue collar households-- in white collar jobs. Basically, it comes down to the fact that the workplace is filled with WASP types, and everything must go as smoothly as butter. Fake Country Crock butter.

So any frankness, or being direct in any way, shape or form, is not encouraged, and everyone is HORRIFIED when someone speaks the truth. That's not doing you see.There must not be conflict. EVER.

All that being said, I would advise you to just let it go. If you say something, you'll be viewed in a bad way. Let one of her female friends tell her.

Also.. she might be fully aware she's showing more than she should and wants the leering and attention. Or wants to trap someone in HR drama.

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 27, 2016 12:53 AM (tvyXw)

416 So, a Colt .45 would be okay? Does the actual date of manufacture of the firearm have to be 98 or prior? I mean, are replicas not allowed? I'm guessing not.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:48 AM (w/iDp)


Are there current revolvers made that chamber .45 Colt? If so, that'd be out. I don't think the law has been tested in court. What is "common"? I think guns that use .32 rimfire have been obsolete for decades, so if I buy a .32 rimfire "bulldog" pistol, and then some niche company brings out a new pocket automatic that uses .32 rimfire, does my pistol cease to be "antique"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 12:54 AM (oqkO3)

417 So a St Etienne Model 1873 revolver in 11mm french would work?
Posted by: Kindltot
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*!*

There's a thought. And, there's a glut of ammo on the market just now. Buyer's market.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:54 AM (w/iDp)

418 414 Mmmmm. So a St Etienne Model 1873 revolver in 11mm french would work?
Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 12:52 AM (ry34m)
***
Didn't know we had a Serb on the ONT....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:54 AM (lutOX)

419 so if I buy a .32 rimfire "bulldog" pistol, and then some niche company brings out a new pocket automatic that uses .32 rimfire, does my pistol cease to be "antique"?
--------------

Leave these questions to us, we know what's best.

Posted by: Embedded bureaucrats at August 27, 2016 12:56 AM (w/iDp)

420 Tilikum, you sound like a lucky guy in that you're with a company that still gives a half shit about facts.

Too many places, especially in gubmint, don't give a shit. The white male is always guilty and needs to be fired, period.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Really, it should never have come down to people voluntarily going in to say what trouble those individuals were. A proper investigation should have been done, but wasn't. I have not forgotten that and have seen HR give a very generous benefit of the doubt to the plaintiff to this very day.
I try to pick and choose my battles wisely.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:56 AM (hVdx9)

421 The Nagant might be a grey line. The actual specified ammo for the thing is not used by anything else, and I think only one company - Partizan - still makes it.

But it will chamber 32 long and short, no problem, and those loads are much lower pressure than the original comabt load for those things.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 12:57 AM (lutOX)

422
AOP:

I think 7.6238mmR has not been used by any modern firearm, so you might be ok. Just don't mention .32 S&W long (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.32_S%26W_Long for a side-by-side comparison, and why probably no one ever used 7.6238mmR)

Excluding your other option, what ammunition CAN you get (locally)?

Posted by: Arbalest at August 27, 2016 12:57 AM (FlRtG)

423 While you may be a good man, your sense of smell is dead, dead, dead.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:29 AM

Add enough cheese and other stuff both asp. and broc. casseroles can even smell good. I'm guessing you didn't grow up in the Midwest?

I jus opened up the house for cool air tonight, a few minutes later a storm kicks in and the wife is squawking at me. Better check the radar and see what's up in N IL. BRB

Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 12:58 AM (o/90i)

424 Hmm. I had an Iver Johnson in .32 Short. It is the only firearm I have ever fired where the slug bounced off of the target, in this case an oak board.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 12:58 AM (w/iDp)

425 399
Is she hot my fellow morons want to know? Out of maybe 100 women in my office...top 3.

(God help me if she ever finds this. She will be flattered AND
offended). Not a bad person tho. Actually pretty sweet. Just has some
issues she's working thru.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 12:46 AM (hVdx9)


One time, we hired a woman to be our receptionist. Half African-American, half Philipina, smart kid, cute as hell, friendly as anything, great attitude, great smile.....and got paid for a modeling-job posing in ads for weight-training equipment when she was 5 months pregnant. Unfortunately, we ultimately had to let our receptionist go because she was too receptive -- her next pregnancy was in the temp-to-perm period through an agency, and they pulled her.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:59 AM (EzgxV)

426 Tilikum, just one more reason why it isn't worth it to have any kind of non-professional or friendly relationship with co-workers anymore, ANY co-workers. I am cordial and that's absolutely it.

You never know anymore who's going to stab you in the back and you never know who's too sensitive to live.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 12:59 AM (OKox0)

427 There must not be conflict. EVER.

Got passed up for a job because they wanted to know how I handled interpersonal conflict. I told them I encouraged the other guy to escalate. Apparently not the correct answer.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 12:59 AM (T/cxb)

428 I found an interesting article the other day that talked about blue collar people -- or people who grew up in blue collar households-- in white collar jobs. Basically, it comes down to the fact that the workplace is filled with WASP types, and everything must go as smoothly as butter. Fake Country Crock butter.

So any frankness, or being direct in any way, shape or form, is not encouraged, and everyone is HORRIFIED when someone speaks the truth. That's not doing you see.There must not be conflict. EVER.

All that being said, I would advise you to just let it go. If you say something, you'll be viewed in a bad way. Let one of her female friends tell her.

Also.. she might be fully aware she's showing more than she should and wants the leering and attention. Or wants to trap someone in HR drama.

Posted by: shibumi
****

She's not the gotcha type, but I did get a little sense of her wanting to cause some male titillation, not that she needs see thru pants to cause that.


Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:00 AM (hVdx9)

429 We have some similar laws here in the US that AOP is talking about. The Curio and Relic guns have different rules as far as transport and filling out paperwork.

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios-relics

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 01:01 AM (CDowr)

430 Is the mentioned Webley a .455? Isn't that ammo still available? Is the fact that.45 ACP can be fired in it not a factor?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:01 AM (w/iDp)

431 Well, MINE had the chambers hand reamed to take a 45ACP cartridge, probably in the early 40's, but gawd protect the fool that thought the thing would take the pressure. I reload .45 auto-rim brass with BP and hollow based bullets to get better obturation.

You may be thinking of the Montenegrin pistols, which are odd, to say the least. Most of them are break-open actions.
If you are willing to go there the Schofield 44 Russian pistols are much more classy. If you get the ones manufactured by Lowe you have extra classy

Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 01:02 AM (ry34m)

432 Tilikum, just one more reason why it isn't worth it to have any kind of non-professional or friendly relationship with co-workers anymore, ANY co-workers. I am cordial and that's absolutely it.

You never know anymore who's going to stab you in the back and you never know who's too sensitive to live.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Been there, done that, still have the scars.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:02 AM (hVdx9)

433
Got passed up for a job because they wanted to know how I handled interpersonal conflict. I told them I encouraged the other guy to escalate. Apparently not the correct answer.
---

Hahaha.

My biggest problem is that, for the most part, when I have a complaint, I try to tone it down like 90%. Then I explain the problem.

Well, it's always too much, and I end up either making someone cry (in personal relationships) or ending a business relationship. The latter isn't always a bad thing.

This isn't always the case, and I have gotten through a few conflicts successfully, but I'm way, way too blunt. Even when I tone it down.

Ah well...

Posted by: shibumi who now just wants to yell at stupid people at August 27, 2016 01:02 AM (tvyXw)

434 This is a public service announcement.


Drinking and watching Criminal Minds will fuck your brain.


That is all.

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:03 AM (C+vbB)

435 "Prescribed antique hand guns" from the RCMP website:


Handguns:
manufactured before 1898 that can discharge only rim-fire cartridges, other than .22 Calibre Short, .22 Calibre Long or .22 Calibre Long Rifle cartridges;
manufactured before 1898 that can discharge centre-fire cartridges, other than a handgun designed or adapted to discharge .32 Short Colt, .32 Long Colt, .32 Smith and Wesson, .32 Smith and Wesson Long, .32-20 Winchester, .38 Smith and Wesson; .38 Short Colt, .38 Long Colt, .38-40 Winchester, .44-40 Winchester, or .45 Colt cartridges.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 01:03 AM (oqkO3)

436 You may be thinking of the Montenegrin pistols, which are odd, to say the least. Most of them are break-open actions.
If you are willing to go there the Schofield 44 Russian pistols are much more classy. If you get the ones manufactured by Lowe you have extra classy
Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 01:02 AM (ry34m)
***
A Yugo by any other name.... got family from there.

Yeah, the old folks talked about those big old revolvers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 01:03 AM (lutOX)

437 One time, we hired a woman to be our receptionist. Half African-American, half Philipina, smart kid, cute as hell, friendly as anything, great attitude, great smile.....and got paid for a modeling-job posing in ads for weight-training equipment when she was 5 months pregnant. Unfortunately, we ultimately had to let our receptionist go because she was too receptive -- her next pregnancy was in the temp-to-perm period through an agency, and they pulled her.


Posted by: cthulhu
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You just reminded me of a rather attractive redheaded coworker from years ago. It was a phone job and she used it to meet her next sugar-daddy...or should I say daddies.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:04 AM (hVdx9)

438 Just reading through the comments like I've got nothing better to do...

That #233 (Jay quotes back the blog) is still there over an hour later certainly indicates that No One is in charge tonight.

This would never have happened if Maetenloch were still alive.

Not that he worked Fridays anyway...

Posted by: mindful webworker - put me in, coach! at August 27, 2016 01:05 AM (m/IZ9)

439 405
Hm, that does make things more difficult if you can't trust your HR department.


Posted by: I wish PW would get the Pixy unquotable stuff out of his sig at August 27, 2016 12:49 AM (0OG8D)


Here in Silicon Valley, you'd have to be insane to trust your HR Department. You may form temporary alliances, and draw upon them as a resource....but your back is YOUR business. In particularly vindictive cases, the company will settle their liability to an aggrieved party for some nominal amount -- say $30,000 for a complete relief of claims -- which the aggrieved party can then use to bankroll an individual lawsuit against the manager that pissed 'em off. Frequently, the company stipulates all sorts of bad behavior and agrees not to defend the manager, leaving the manager with an uphill climb on their own nickel.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:05 AM (EzgxV)

440 Got passed up for a job because they wanted to know how I handled interpersonal conflict. I told them I encouraged the other guy to escalate. Apparently not the correct answer.
---

Hahaha.

My biggest problem is that, for the most part, when I have a complaint, I try to tone it down like 90%. Then I explain the problem.

Well, it's always too much, and I end up either making someone cry (in personal relationships) or ending a business relationship. The latter isn't always a bad thing.

This isn't always the case, and I have gotten through a few conflicts successfully, but I'm way, way too blunt. Even when I tone it down.

Ah well...



Posted by: shibumi
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I feel your pain. My default mode is to be as subtle as a wet fart. I have to work hard to dial it back and even then people cry.
I was born too late it seems.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:06 AM (hVdx9)

441 Is the mentioned Webley a .455? Isn't that ammo still available? Is the fact that.45 ACP can be fired in it not a factor?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:01 AM (w/iDp)


It's not required that the ammo be unavailable; it's just that "antique" firearms are not supposed to use ammo that is commonly used by more recent guns.


My understanding of Webleys is that to fire .45 ACP, one must mill the back of the cylinder and use half-moon clips. A gun so modified would cease to be an "antique".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 01:07 AM (oqkO3)

442 Here in Silicon Valley, you'd have to be insane to trust your HR Department. You may form temporary alliances, and draw upon them as a resource....but your back is YOUR business. In particularly vindictive cases, the company will settle their liability to an aggrieved party for some nominal amount -- say $30,000 for a complete relief of claims -- which the aggrieved party can then use to bankroll an individual lawsuit against the manager that pissed 'em off. Frequently, the company stipulates all sorts of bad behavior and agrees not to defend the manager, leaving the manager with an uphill climb on their own nickel.


Posted by: cthulhu
****

Ouch. Major ouch.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:08 AM (hVdx9)

443 I was always glad years ago that I had a gay black guy working in the office because he had no problem going up to the women in the office and telling them they were dressed like a whore on his own.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM

Now that's f****ing funny. Almost brought me to tears. TYTY

Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 01:08 AM (o/90i)

444 Tilikum, then they don't deserve to have any competent managers working there.

I hope the place you're at is somewhere that's got some revolutionary tech so that you can make a small mint selling the stock after a few years, then take off for greener (and fairer) pastures.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:09 AM (OKox0)

445 Oops, that above was for cthulhu. Let me repost:

cthulhu, then they don't deserve to have any competent managers working there.

I hope the place you're at is somewhere that's got some revolutionary tech so that you can make a small mint selling the stock after a few years, then take off for greener (and fairer) pastures.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:10 AM (OKox0)

446 My understanding of Webleys is that to fire .45 ACP, one must mill the back of the cylinder and use half-moon clips. A gun so modified would cease to be an "antique".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 01:07 AM (oqkO3)
***
Who would butcher such a jewel?

Like modifying your grandfather's longines to take a watch battery.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 01:10 AM (lutOX)

447 442
Here in Silicon Valley, you'd have to be insane to trust your HR
Department. You may form temporary alliances, and draw upon them as a
resource....but your back is YOUR business. In particularly vindictive
cases, the company will settle their liability to an aggrieved party for
some nominal amount -- say $30,000 for a complete relief of claims --
which the aggrieved party can then use to bankroll an individual lawsuit
against the manager that pissed 'em off. Frequently, the company
stipulates all sorts of bad behavior and agrees not to defend the
manager, leaving the manager with an uphill climb on their own nickel.





Posted by: cthulhu

****



Ouch. Major ouch.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:08 AM (hVdx9)


Remember the sorts of things that accountants see.....I've seen this. More than once.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

448 Yep. looks like .455 and handloading might be the way to go. Unless, of course, you run across that broomhandle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:11 AM (w/iDp)

449 I hope the place you're at is somewhere that's got some revolutionary tech so that you can make a small mint selling the stock after a few years, then take off for greener (and fairer) pastures.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Cooth, I am with QD. That is sick and I hope you can GTF out of there.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:12 AM (hVdx9)

450 Tilikum, thanks! Hope you can find someplace better soon too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:13 AM (OKox0)

451 Who would butcher such a jewel?

Like modifying your grandfather's longines to take a watch battery.....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
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They used to be available at giveaway prices. A friend of mine used to carry one as backup when hog hunting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:13 AM (w/iDp)

452 Remember the sorts of things that accountants see.....I've seen this. More than once.

I use examples like this to explain why I never want to go into management. Usually to managers.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 01:14 AM (T/cxb)

453 The only time I've ever been complained about at work to HR was done by a guy. He did not like the ribbing he got from me which all the guys and the one gal in the lab did to each other every day. Standard "you gonna hog that press all day"...

So he turned me in and I never spoke another helpful word to hem again. He moved on thankfully and I learned to go slow and figure out who I'm working with.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 27, 2016 01:14 AM (CDowr)

454 Who would butcher such a jewel?

Like modifying your grandfather's longines to take a watch battery.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 01:10 AM (lutOX)


Yet it was commonly done. Look on gunbroker.com

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 01:14 AM (oqkO3)

455 So, just me? Or were kbdabear's contributions especially... um... compliant tonight?

Posted by: mindful webworker - mama mia! nom nom at August 27, 2016 01:15 AM (m/IZ9)

456 Remember the sorts of things that accountants see.....I've seen this. More than once.


Posted by: cthulhu
****

I will never forget something my dad told me when he worked for Amex on the corporate travel side since his background was in the CPA field.
They were telling the employees how they didn't deserve a raise (in a major boom time no less), but the head of the company was running up a bill on travel that would make a 3rd world dictator blush.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:16 AM (hVdx9)

457 Yep. looks like .455 and handloading might be the way to go. Unless, of course, you run across that broomhandle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:11 AM (w/iDp)


You can buy .455 Webley cartridges. Some makers still make them. I think the idea of not using "currently-popular" ammo was to make it hard for yutes who steal an antique gun in a B&E to go to Canadian Tire and buy a box of shells for it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 01:17 AM (oqkO3)

458 So, just me? Or were kbdabear's contributions especially... um... compliant tonight?

The man does great work.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 01:17 AM (T/cxb)

459 Tilikum, thanks! Hope you can find someplace better soon too.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Well, I have some ideas that might prove equally as lucrative. Now to get them patented or copyrighted which takes time and money.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:20 AM (hVdx9)

460 443 I was always glad years ago that I had a gay black guy working in the office because he had no problem going up to the women in the office and telling them they were dressed like a whore on his own.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM

Gay men can get away with a lot of things in the office straight men cannot. There was a flaming gay legal assistant at a firm I once worked at who routinely addressed the female secretaries as "Honey" and "sweetheart" and once referred to another legal assistant he didn't like as "a broad." It was the 80's but even then that would have gotten a straight guy fired. But women think gays are harmless and cute and so nobody ever reported him.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 27, 2016 01:21 AM (P8951)

461 Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 26, 2016 11:41 PM (SRKgf

Charlie H. Crist! That is some crow eating worthy shit right there.

Posted by: Pepe at August 27, 2016 01:21 AM (HKAOM)

462 Tilikum, that's another kind of company that I encourage people to leave ASAP.

I admit I also have a bad attitude about Amex, because they were IMHO just complete snobs about their card back in the late 1980s/early 1990s when I was trying to get a card. I applied when I was making $7 an hour, and heard back that to have one you had to make at least $8 an hour. Then when I was earning $9 an hour, I applied and heard back that I had to be making at least $10 an hour. IOW my credit rating was always just a little bit too low and my earnings were always just a little bit too low.

As far as I was concerned they should have just sent me a letter saying "sorry, you're not special enough for our card and you're never going to be. Screw you."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:21 AM (OKox0)

463 445
Oops, that above was for cthulhu. Let me repost:



cthulhu, then they don't deserve to have any competent managers working there.



I hope the place you're at is somewhere that's got some
revolutionary tech so that you can make a small mint selling the stock
after a few years, then take off for greener (and fairer) pastures.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:10 AM (OKox0)


Silicon Valley is chock-full to the gills with companies that don't deserve to -- and don't actually -- have any competent managers working there. A seriously large component of SV managers don't understand what management is supposed to do -- to wit: managers meet with executives to discuss corporate goals and meet with sub-managers to discuss specific initiatives to further these goals. They need to be able to negotiate executives away from stupid shit that violates the laws of physics to ensure that corporate goals are realistic; they need to educate sub-managers as to the virtues of success and pain of failure and reasonableness of the specific initiatives.

That's why so many SV companies implode when their CEOs propose perpetual-motion machines and their sub-managers don't buy into the random fappery they are assigned to do. Management doubly fails by not keeping executives grounded and sub-managers engaged, motivated, and productive.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:22 AM (EzgxV)

464 One time, we hired a woman to be our receptionist. Half African-American, half Philipina, smart kid, cute as hell, friendly as anything, great attitude, great smile.....and got paid for a modeling-job posing in ads for weight-training equipment when she was 5 months pregnant. Unfortunately, we ultimately had to let our receptionist go because she was too receptive -- her next pregnancy was in the temp-to-perm period through an agency, and they pulled her.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 12:59 AM (EzgxV)


Reminds me of the receptionist at the place I worked at years ago:

First day of work she comes in dressed like a Sunday school teacher. Floor length dress, buttoned up to her neck, pair of flats on. 19 years old, one year out of high school (very conservative religious school) and getting married 2 weeks after starting work.

Flash forward 3 months later, she rolls in wearing 6 inch heels, a dress that barely contains her tits, and if she pulled it up a 1/4 inch, you would see the scamper because she wasn't wearing panties. Every guy in the office got the "my husband and I have an "agreement" so we can hook up" line from her. Surprisingly, no guy in the office took her up on it even though almost every guy (married too) hooked up with a female at the office.

I'm thinking her husband being a cop had a lot to do with none of us taking her up on it. Surprisingly, he had no idea that she was a whore.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at August 27, 2016 01:23 AM (kTZOh)

465 Tilikum, when you hit it big, don't forget your pals here at the ONT ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:23 AM (OKox0)

466 449
I hope the place you're at is somewhere that's got some revolutionary
tech so that you can make a small mint selling the stock after a few
years, then take off for greener (and fairer) pastures.



Posted by: qdpsteve

****



Cooth, I am with QD. That is sick and I hope you can GTF out of there.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:12 AM (hVdx9)


This is far in my rear-view mirror, thankfully. '90s, '00s stuff. I've been far removed, since.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

467 Any vets out there tonight who have transitioned back into civilian life. Im about to make the transition and I want all the tips possible

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:26 AM (C+vbB)

468 cthulhu, LOL. With SJWs in the HR Dept, these SV companies sound like they deserve lots of whores and pinheads of a workforce. Just one more reason why 99.9% of them never amount to anything or turn a profit. And glad to hear you don't have to work at that particular idiotcorp anymore. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:27 AM (OKox0)

469 Tilikum, that's another kind of company that I encourage people to leave ASAP.

I admit I also have a bad attitude about Amex, because they were IMHO just complete snobs about their card back in the late 1980s/early 1990s when I was trying to get a card. I applied when I was making $7 an hour, and heard back that to have one you had to make at least $8 an hour. Then when I was earning $9 an hour, I applied and heard back that I had to be making at least $10 an hour. IOW my credit rating was always just a little bit too low and my earnings were always just a little bit too low.

As far as I was concerned they should have just sent me a letter saying "sorry, you're not special enough for our card and you're never going to be. Screw you."

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

They were hardcore PC before it was trendy. The white males, and even minority males were nervous about saying the wrong thing around the wrong person.Their HR dept. was full of the SJW types we see today.
I think there were two male supervisors when I was there and we are talking about a minimum of a dozen supes on my floor alone. All the rest were female and of various races.
I guess that is why my current job doesn't seem so bad by comparison.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:28 AM (hVdx9)

470 Tilikum, yikes.

Thankfully today I don't think Amex has anywhere near the same 'coolness' cache I think they did back in the 1990s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:29 AM (OKox0)

471 Any vets out there tonight who have transitioned back into civilian life. Im about to make the transition and I want all the tips possible

Get a job. Anything at all. Then start looking for the job you want.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 01:29 AM (T/cxb)

472 Any vets out there tonight who have transitioned back into civilian life. Im about to make the transition and I want all the tips possible
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:26 AM

I'm not in that position but just wanted to wish you well and TY for your service.

Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 01:30 AM (o/90i)

473 If you reload for 455 or Enfield .38 use hollow based bullets, the skirt swell and take the rifling better. The Enfield is a true .38 and the .357 slugs will bounce down the barrel and fly wide, but the hollow based bullets will fly true. (truer)

Another option for a shaved down Webley is to use auto-rimmed brass.

I and another guy were looking into manufacturing original spec Webley cylinders, but we couldn't propose a price that was low enough and still pay skilled machinists enough to do the work. I suppose with CNC it could be done now.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 27, 2016 01:31 AM (ry34m)

474 443 I was always glad years ago that I had a gay black guy working in the office because he had no problem going up to the women in the office and telling them they were dressed like a whore on his own.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at August 27, 2016 12:37 AM

Now that's f****ing funny. Almost brought me to tears. TYTY
Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 01:08 AM (o/90i)


My co-worker in comment 464 was the only one that it didn't work on. She actually said that those were the only clothes that she could afford. He volunteered to take her out shopping, she declined saying that her husband liked the way she dressed and bought her clothes for her.

Later on after she and her cop husband divorced, she was back to the Sunday school teacher look, and I saw her ex husband with his new wife who was dressed and looked identical to the lady I worked with.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at August 27, 2016 01:31 AM (kTZOh)

475 Tilikum, also it's interesting that Amex is full-on SJW when they offer their black Centurion card, where I'd bet the distribution rate is at least 80% white and male.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:31 AM (OKox0)

476
456
Remember the sorts of things that accountants see.....I've seen this. More than once.





Posted by: cthulhu

****



I will never forget something my dad told me when he worked for Amex
on the corporate travel side since his background was in the CPA field.


They were telling the employees how they didn't deserve a raise (in a
major boom time no less), but the head of the company was running up a
bill on travel that would make a 3rd world dictator blush.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:16 AM (hVdx9)


The more usual scenario is that sales guys get increasingly huge bonuses from making nearly-impossible promises that the ops guys get demerits for barely pulling-off. Normal time to build a bridge, ten weeks; "We'll build you six bridges in five weeks", PO gets cut, Sales guys get 10% bonuses; five bridges get built in five weeks, one needs two extra days -- ops guys get $5,000 bonuses (except for the guy with the "late" bridge) and a lecture about doing better next time.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

477 471 Blanco Basura

Im enrolling into college and Im already looking at my bartending license. Where Im going to run into an issue is trying to adjust back to being a civilian.

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:33 AM (C+vbB)

478 Tilikum, yikes.

Thankfully today I don't think Amex has anywhere near the same 'coolness' cache I think they did back in the 1990s.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Agreed.
They are a sick company and someone I know who left there told me about how much worse it got under new leadership.
My friend wouldn't tell me the name of the new guy in charge of the site when I asked. I think she knows me a little too well.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:33 AM (hVdx9)

479 cthulhu, my longest-lasting job with a consumer bankruptcy firm was like that.

My bosses (the paralegals) just could never say no to a client and were *always* promising to get their petitions filed within a few days at the most. So *I* would end up with a huge stack of files on my desk that was impossible to finish without at least two assistants, and I was lucky if I ever got one on a part-time basis.

There was one time I felt so pressured, and one boss just wouldn't stop pushing and just refused to listen to me when I tried to explain why I couldn't type 25 rush files in a single day (each one, to do a quality job, took at least an hour). So I just said "I don't feel good, I'm going home," and left before anyone could say anything. That kind of got his attention, although he was steaming about it for awhile afterwards.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:36 AM (OKox0)

480 472 Farmer

Thank you for the well wishes, but before you thank me, you need to know I haven't done anything worth while. I am an over qualified janitor who can talk on a radio lol

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:37 AM (C+vbB)

481 462
Tilikum, that's another kind of company that I encourage people to leave ASAP.



I admit I also have a bad attitude about Amex, because they were
IMHO just complete snobs about their card back in the late 1980s/early
1990s when I was trying to get a card. I applied when I was making $7 an
hour, and heard back that to have one you had to make at least $8 an
hour. Then when I was earning $9 an hour, I applied and heard back that I
had to be making at least $10 an hour. IOW my credit rating was always
just a little bit too low and my earnings were always just a little bit
too low.



As far as I was concerned they should have just sent me a letter
saying "sorry, you're not special enough for our card and you're never
going to be. Screw you."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:21 AM (OKox0)


You got lucky. Amex isn't accepted in nearly as many places; it doesn't run a balance, so you can't split a purchase across two months; the annual fees were ridiculously pricey; their perks suck; and their credit standards were totally arbitrary -- I know a ranch manager in the Central Valley that got crosswise with them over a bank payment despite the fact that the owner of the ranch also owned the bank. They're assholes and idiots and I don't understand why they're still in business.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

482 Tilikum, sounds like maybe I dodged a bullet then. Thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:37 AM (OKox0)

483 Tilikum, also it's interesting that Amex is full-on SJW when they offer their black Centurion card, where I'd bet the distribution rate is at least 80% white and male.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

It used to be rather hush-hush and invitation only. In fact they didn't even want to confirm to us it existed, but we knew. Annual fee was 1k in early 2000. They used to have their own concierge people for those folks.
Only the very wealthy had them so you are probably right.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:38 AM (hVdx9)

484 472 Any vets out there tonight who have transitioned back into civilian life. Im about to make the transition and I want all the tips possible
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:26 AM

---
After seven years of being out, it's still a work in progress.

Let's just say that I still miss my SAW, and it's a good thing the Army doesn't allow one to ETS or retire with their assigned weapon.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:39 AM (rlfds)

485 cthulhu, thanks for confirming what I've thought for a long time, that Amex isn't at all consistent about who they approve.

Back in the 1980s, *every* freakin' woman I knew, whether they were a full-time professional or a barely-ekeing-out-a-living college student, had an Amex card. But I couldn't get one even when I was working 50 hours a week at various part-time jobs. It just pissed me off to no end.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:41 AM (OKox0)

486 Spawn of Mayhem,

Want to know what college is like for a veteran?

Here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64u7xf1K05E

Which is also why I attend school online.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:41 AM (rlfds)

487 The more usual scenario is that sales guys get increasingly huge bonuses from making nearly-impossible promises that the ops guys get demerits for barely pulling-off. Normal time to build a bridge, ten weeks; "We'll build you six bridges in five weeks", PO gets cut, Sales guys get 10% bonuses; five bridges get built in five weeks, one needs two extra days -- ops guys get $5,000 bonuses (except for the guy with the "late" bridge) and a lecture about doing better next time.


Posted by: cthulhu
****

The CEO wouldn't stay in any 5 star hotel. He seemed to make it a point to stay in the most expensive 5 star hotel. Where he needed to go was 5 blocks from said hotel? Expensive limo to the rescue. The most expensive restaurants, etc. even tho it wasn't sales related at all. He just loved spending the company's money.
BTW, he had nothing to do with the success of the company. The dot.com bubble had yet to pop...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:42 AM (hVdx9)

488 Watched the 2nd episode of the revived MadTV series tonight.

They lean too heavily on guest appearances of stars from, and clips from, the old series. Not getting to know the new cast well enough.

But the skit of the student-produced series "Safe Spaces" was worth the price of admission.

Posted by: mindful webworker - save spaces - use dashes at August 27, 2016 01:43 AM (m/IZ9)

489 You can buy .455 Webley cartridges. Some makers still make them. I think the idea of not using "currently-popular" ammo was to make it hard for yutes who steal an antique gun in a B&E to go to Canadian Tire and buy a box of shells for it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------------

I note warnings that the MkI was not designed for smokeless powder pressures. Something to think about.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:43 AM (OLNwX)

490 SMFH, I am worried about missing it honestly. I hate the situation Im in, and I want nothing more than to get out, but the feeling I get after shooting 300 rounds of .50, and the smell of the powder is beyond compare

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:44 AM (C+vbB)

491 mindful webworker, is Nicole Parker back on the new MadTV?

I admit I had a bit of a crush on her too a number of years back. Geez, what is it about these dark-haired unattainable wimmin?!?!? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:45 AM (OKox0)

492 Im enrolling into college and Im already looking at my bartending license. Where Im going to run into an issue is trying to adjust back to being a civilian.

Run with what SMFH tells you. She's made the transition much more recently than I did.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 01:48 AM (T/cxb)

493 Because there aren't enough existentialist ventriloquist's dummies in this thread:

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

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 01:48 AM (lutOX)

494 You got lucky. Amex isn't accepted in nearly as many places; it doesn't run a balance, so you can't split a purchase across two months; the annual fees were ridiculously pricey; their perks suck; and their credit standards were totally arbitrary -- I know a ranch manager in the Central Valley that got crosswise with them over a bank payment despite the fact that the owner of the ranch also owned the bank. They're assholes and idiots and I don't understand why they're still in business.


Posted by: cthulhu
****

That actually squares with my experience.
Back when I worked for them and we had a newer member, we would pull credit bureau info AND ask them to send bank statements when they got beyond a few grand in spending to prove they could pay it off. If they refused they would gradually have to work their way up over time. Now, I was on the small business side of things, not the personal side so that may explain that part.
Still, I dealt with many angry people over that policy...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (hVdx9)

495 480
472 Farmer



Thank you for the well wishes, but before you thank me, you need to
know I haven't done anything worth while. I am an over qualified
janitor who can talk on a radio lol

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:37 AM (C+vbB)


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

Thank you. Your butt spent years in service doing radio-aware janitorial service without needing to impale several someones with a mop and rig an antenna out of coconuts to inform the High Command. Consider me informed.

And consider me truly thankful. I'm buying, should I ever be so fortunate to meet you.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

496 Speaking of existentialist ventriloquist's dummies...

Does anybody else remember Max Headroom?

I admit I enjoyed the TV series that was one for awhile back in the 1980s. ("15 minutes into the future...")

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (OKox0)

497 486 Spawn of Mayhem,

Want to know what college is like for a veteran?

Here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64u7xf1K05E

Which is also why I attend school online.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:41 AM (rlfds)




Dear sweet Jesus have mercy on me

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (C+vbB)

498 439 405
Hm, that does make things more difficult if you can't trust your HR department.


Posted by: I wish PW would get the Pixy unquotable stuff out of his sig at August 27, 2016 12:49 AM (0OG8D)



Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:05 AM (EzgxV)

++++

Use iconv to strip out any non-Pixy compliant characters. You run Linux, so you can install that package. Or go to this site:

http://www.cafewebmaster.com/online_tools/charset_converter

change the 'To' dropdown to ISO-8859-1

Voila.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:49 AM (0OG8D)

But other than the embedded link, I don't see anything non-compliant. I thought there might be an ellipsis, but it is just 3 periods. Which character gives you problems?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (R+30W)

499 484
472 Any vets out there tonight who have transitioned back into civilian
life. Im about to make the transition and I want all the tips possible

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:26 AM



---

After seven years of being out, it's still a work in progress.



Let's just say that I still miss my SAW, and it's a good thing the
Army doesn't allow one to ETS or retire with their assigned weapon.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:39 AM (rlfds)


Define "good thing" in that regard. I'm thinking that the days where Andrew Jackson having killed someone in a duel for maligning his wife wasn't a bar to the Presidency might have been "the good old days".

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:51 AM (EzgxV)

500 496 Speaking of existentialist ventriloquist's dummies...

Does anybody else remember Max Headroom?

I admit I enjoyed the TV series that was one for awhile back in the 1980s. ("15 minutes into the future...")
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (OKox0)
***
Friggin' loved that show, and the movie.

Don't judge me.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 01:51 AM (lutOX)

501 Any vets out there tonight who have transitioned back into civilian life. Im about to make the transition and I want all the tips possible
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:26 AM
-----------------

Civilians who were never in the service will try your patience mightily. They are not going to change, so you will have to learn to tolerate them.

My own experiences are my own, and not universal, so consider that a caveat. Also, I'll except present company.

You should not expect too much in the way of personal responsibility, discipline or initiative from them. Loyalty is not a common trait either. I've been out a loooong time, but still have no difficulty discerning those who spent time in the service, from those who have not.

The above is a generalization, but there it is, from my perspective.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:52 AM (OLNwX)

502 Cthulhu, I have been programmed to never turn down free drinks, so you are on

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:52 AM (C+vbB)

503 Got passed up for a job because they wanted to know how I handled interpersonal conflict. I told them I encouraged the other guy to escalate. Apparently not the correct answer.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 12:59 AM

LMAO, I'd hire you on that answer!

Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 01:52 AM (o/90i)

504 SMFH and Mayhem, LOL.

"Oh you're a vet?? How many babies didja kill in Iraq and Agfanistan??" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:52 AM (OKox0)

505 Oh, little detail I forgot. The geniuses in the company came out with the Optima card for the average peon, but here was the fun part:
Accidently missed a $15 min payment on the Optima card?
It locked up you charge card even tho we had been letting said long term, financially secure member spend 25k or more.
We lost a lot of good members over that.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:53 AM (hVdx9)

506 Just finished watching Noble House mini-series on Hulu based on the James Clavell book.

Awesome 80's stuff.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 27, 2016 01:53 AM (V3IFq)

507 Dear sweet Jesus have mercy on me
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (C+vbB)

---

*pats shoulder consolingly*

The plus side is no 0-dark-thirty formations.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:53 AM (rlfds)

508 Palpatine, no judgment here.

Was a surprisingly good show, given it was based on a completely commercial (and IMHO, kinda weird/crappy) central character. Thank God the writers apparently more or less agreed and didn't use too much of Max.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:54 AM (OKox0)

509 Allegedly, this is the ONT, and I'm allegedly here.

My sense is that most of y'all will just ignore me, so I bring an offering of good news you can use:

When Humphreys refers to "the weekend," he's talking about Mississippi's tax-free weekend on guns and ammunition. The state's third Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday began at 12:01 Friday and runs through midnight Sunday. During the period, consumers can buy any type of firearm, ammunition, archery equipment and other hunting-related accessories without paying Mississippi's 7 percent sales tax.

There's also a rumor afoot that there's a buy one get one free sale on phased plasma rifles in the 40 watt range. But they are probably sold out by now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 27, 2016 01:54 AM (gyKtp)

510 503 Got passed up for a job because they wanted to know how I handled interpersonal conflict. I told them I encouraged the other guy to escalate. Apparently not the correct answer.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 12:59 AM

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LOL

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:54 AM (rlfds)

511 496
Speaking of existentialist ventriloquist's dummies...



Does anybody else remember Max Headroom?



I admit I enjoyed the TV series that was one for awhile back in the 1980s. ("15 minutes into the future...")

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (OKox0)


Max Headroom portrayed a lot of things on the near edge in a thoughtful way.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

512 Mike Hammer, I figured as much, so an apartment would be smarter than the dorms me thinks

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:55 AM (C+vbB)

513 The above is a generalization, but there it is, from my perspective.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 01:52 AM (OLNwX)
***

By and large and in the main, when we get an applicant what's got a DD214 - he or she is solid, and I always vote we let them in.

Doesnt' matter if they've got no experience in the field. It took me ages to get my alleged 'superiors' to understand that a disciplined applicant with no experience is better than a slacker with an MS in the field.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 01:55 AM (lutOX)

514 ...and no more PT belts.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:55 AM (rlfds)

515 I wonder if the Amex narcs are trying to find out who I am?
Yes, they do stuff like that. They have a number of P.I.s on their payroll.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 01:56 AM (hVdx9)

516 cthulhu: yup, including spoofing and lambasting the media itself in a lot of ways that were ahead of its time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:56 AM (OKox0)

517 485 cthulhu, thanks for confirming what I've thought for a long time, that Amex isn't at all consistent about who they approve.

Back in the 1980s, *every* freakin' woman I knew, whether they were a full-time professional or a barely-ekeing-out-a-living college student, had an Amex card. But I couldn't get one even when I was working 50 hours a week at various part-time jobs. It just pissed me off to no end.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:41 AM (OKox0)


At the beginning of my senior year in college, I started getting applications from Amex. Finally decided to fill it out, got it in January of my senior year.

This was back in 86-87, so I think Amex was trying to get the young soon to be white collar workers into the fold.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, at August 27, 2016 01:58 AM (kTZOh)

518 514 SMFH

but........ how will I not die without my PT belt, and I'll obviously need my ACH to get on top of anything, and my water scource.......

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:58 AM (C+vbB)

519 qdpsteve #491: mindful webworker, is Nicole Parker back on the new MadTV?...

* racking rum-soaked brain to remember who was the old series guest on episode #1 *

I don't think so. Not yet that I've seen. Haven't watched episodes 3 and 4 yet, tho.

Gonna give the revived series some time to knock off the rough edges. The old series was well done, good cast, and hard rep to live up to. Definitely knew how to cut a sketch short, which Sat Night Live never did. Some terrible recurring characters, though (as with ep #2's "classic" sketch of the guy playing the retarded adult).

#2 had Bobby (the Asian guy) having been locked in a closet since the last series ended - funny concept.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me whirry? at August 27, 2016 01:59 AM (m/IZ9)

520 512 Mike Hammer, I figured as much, so an apartment would be smarter than the dorms me thinks
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:55 AM (C+vbB)

---

Post 9/11 GI Bill:

http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/

https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:59 AM (rlfds)

521 mindful, LOL.

Is the Asian guy still in love with his Daewoo? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 02:00 AM (OKox0)

522 497
486 Spawn of Mayhem,



Want to know what college is like for a veteran?



Here ya go:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64u7xf1K05E



Which is also why I attend school online.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:41 AM (rlfds)









Dear sweet Jesus have mercy on me

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (C+vbB)


Errr.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

523 Mike Hammer, I figured as much, so an apartment would be smarter than the dorms me thinks
Posted by: Spawn
--------------

Yeah, slam dunk decision there. Also, school age kids are going to be obnoxiously immature. I was lucky in that there were lots of Vets back in school on GI Bill, so we formed a Vets club and held beer busts every month or so. We also damn near took over the student government.

But, that was then, this is now. You do NOT want to become socially isolated, but you're probably going to find the college kids pretty damned vapid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 02:00 AM (OLNwX)

524 520 SMFH

this is amazing. Why the hell have I not seen this yet?

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 02:01 AM (C+vbB)

525 485 cthulhu, thanks for confirming what I've thought for a long time, that Amex isn't at all consistent about who they approve.

Back in the 1980s, *every* freakin' woman I knew, whether they were a full-time professional or a barely-ekeing-out-a-living college student, had an Amex card. But I couldn't get one even when I was working 50 hours a week at various part-time jobs. It just pissed me off to no end.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 01:41 AM (OKox0)


At the beginning of my senior year in college, I started getting applications from Amex. Finally decided to fill it out, got it in January of my senior year.

This was back in 86-87, so I think Amex was trying to get the young soon to be white collar workers into the fold.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper
****

Heh. They had a thing called cards in force. They wanted to have a certain number added each month for the overall total. It helped them sell to merchants. That means getting merchants to accept the card by saying look how many people you are potentially missing out on. They took on a lot of bad bets that way.
I would see these accounts and wonder WTF happened until CIF was explained to me.
If they were not going to make their quota for the month they would actually go into rejects and reverse the denial until they hit goal.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:02 AM (hVdx9)

526 498
439 405
Hm, that does make things more difficult if you can't trust your HR department.


Posted by: I wish PW would get the Pixy unquotable stuff out of his sig at August 27, 2016 12:49 AM (0OG8D)



Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 01:05 AM (EzgxV)

++++

Use iconv to strip out any non-Pixy compliant characters. You run Linux, so you can install that package. Or go to this site:

http://www.cafewebmaster.com/online_tools/charset_converter

change the 'To' dropdown to ISO-8859-1

Voila.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 27, 2016 12:49 AM (0OG8D)

But
other than the embedded link, I don't see anything non-compliant. I
thought there might be an ellipsis, but it is just 3 periods. Which
character gives you problems?



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 27, 2016 01:49 AM (R+30W)


Nothing gives *me* problems -- something reminds a hamster of rancid Purina hamster chow and it barfs all over my comment.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

527 I wonder if the Amex narcs are trying to find out who I am?
Yes, they do stuff like that. They have a number of P.I.s on their payroll.


I want them to know who I am, so I can tell them to go f*ck themselves.

Where I currently work did some hosting for AMEX for some app they had, and they insisted on having "Adminstrator level" access to all of the systems.

Which they would inevitably log into, screw up some settings, then call in that shit was broken. So then I would get called in the middle of the night to fix it.

Got to the point where I knew what the call was about from the time the phone rang.

We got out of the hosting business, I'm happy to say.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 02:03 AM (T/cxb)

528 523 Mike Hammer, Im guessing violence isnt the answer either?

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 02:04 AM (C+vbB)

529 but........ how will I not die without my PT belt, and I'll obviously need my ACH to get on top of anything, and my water scource.......
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:58 AM (C+vbB)

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Contrary to what the Army tells you regarding PT belts and their wondrous protection abilities, you can survive quite well without one in the civvie world.

A pro mask is, however, a must, even in the civvie world (though you don't need the carrier, because seriously, fuck that carrier).

As far as an ACH, no.

Just no.

In public anyways.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 02:04 AM (rlfds)

530
I'm out.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 02:05 AM (OLNwX)

531 503 Got passed up for a job because they wanted to know how I handled interpersonal conflict. I told them I encouraged the other guy to escalate. Apparently not the correct answer.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 12:59 AM
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LOL
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 01:54 AM

You make me laugh SMFH, same reaction.

Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 02:05 AM (o/90i)

532 SMFH lmfao. Roger thats a good copy

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 02:06 AM (C+vbB)

533 Mike Hammer, Im guessing violence isnt the answer either?
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem
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Yeah, no.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 27, 2016 02:07 AM (OLNwX)

534 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at August 27, 2016 02:08 AM (4HySM)

535 Spawn of Mayhem,

Get a degree in the STEM field. I have one class in person, and thankfully full of older adults. The rest is on-line.

I've had the brick-and-mortar university experience prior to this, and I do not miss it. Now I write lots of short-paragraph answers, and do lots of reading on line. An easy trade for showing up and listening to a class for an hour 15 times a week. My time is 10 times as productive as previously.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 27, 2016 02:08 AM (VdICR)

536 Goodnight all, happy weekend! Thanks for the fantastic chat tonight, really fun. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 02:08 AM (OKox0)

537 I wonder if the Amex narcs are trying to find out who I am?
Yes, they do stuff like that. They have a number of P.I.s on their payroll.

I want them to know who I am, so I can tell them to go f*ck themselves.

Where I currently work did some hosting for AMEX for some app they had, and they insisted on having "Adminstrator level" access to all of the systems.

Which they would inevitably log into, screw up some settings, then call in that shit was broken. So then I would get called in the middle of the night to fix it.

Got to the point where I knew what the call was about from the time the phone rang.

We got out of the hosting business, I'm happy to say.

Posted by: Blanco Basura
****

That does sound like them.
I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement when they hired me. So I may be in violation of it .
Really, their P.I.s are probably more interested in what they called "Bust Outs" or "Bust Out Schools".
These were people from other countries (mainly the ME) who would go crazy spending wise right before they went back to their countries where we could not touch them. Yes, they had their booty shipped home.
In Europe and elsewhere there allegedly are or were "schools" teaching people how to defraud American charge/credit card companies.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:09 AM (hVdx9)

538 Well, I am out, too. Getting real sleepy here. Take care, all of you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 27, 2016 02:10 AM (oqkO3)

539 Go tell the Spartans! Passerby there.
This reflective belt, by Spartan law, we wear.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 27, 2016 02:10 AM (VdICR)

540 Heh Mike Hammer.

It's a good thing mind-reading isn't a thing.

A whole bunch of us would be in the camps faster than you can get "Hey! This isn't the way to Sixth Street!" out of your duct-taped pie-hole.

Sorry.

NCO flashback.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 02:12 AM (rlfds)

541 535 Spawn of Mayhem,

Get a degree in the STEM field. I have one class in person, and thankfully full of older adults. The rest is on-line.

I've had the brick-and-mortar university experience prior to this, and I do not miss it. Now I write lots of short-paragraph answers, and do lots of reading on line. An easy trade for showing up and listening to a class for an hour 15 times a week. My time is 10 times as productive as previously.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 27, 2016 02:08 AM (VdICR

As much as I wish that I could go into that field, Law is calling my name. and for said track, I will need the brick and mortar experience for a full effect

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 02:12 AM (C+vbB)

542 #233 quoteback of whole thread is still up. There's definitely no one in charge tonight.

(* hauls out bong and passes it around with vote for Johnson bumper stickers * * as a joke! *)

*****

Seriously (seriously?) ...

Cthulhu, randomly and out of nowhere... get the f out of Califailure *now* and haul your+fiancee's a$$e$ over here to Oklahoma.

SE OK where creeper is moving if you must; NE where Sherry McEvil and I haunt; OKC as a last resort where Capt Whitebread spins the platters, and I forget who else but they're all (else me) great Morons.

It's not that Oklahoma is that great, you know, vis a vis, say, Texas. It's that Oklahoma needs YOU! (And the tech industries in the state surely have some job you could do.)

That's my attempt at influencing your course, fully aware of the sage advice about being responsible for someone's fate if they take your suggestion.

It's the talk rumming, I swear.

Posted by: mindful webworker - about to fade at August 27, 2016 02:13 AM (m/IZ9)

543 As much as I wish that I could go into that field, Law is calling my name. and for said track, I will need the brick and mortar experience for a full effect
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 02:12 AM (C+vbB)

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You might need that PT belt after all.

Couldn't hurt.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 02:13 AM (rlfds)

544 Goodnight all, happy weekend! Thanks for the fantastic chat tonight, really fun. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 27, 2016 02:08 AM

You too. I do have to work tomorrow.

Let's see if I can sleep all night or I wake up and pop in here again in my demented wanderings.

Be well you Morons.


Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 02:14 AM (o/90i)

545 543 SMFH

Im sure I could turn it into some kind of fruity feel good political statement about safe spaces and feelings

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 02:16 AM (C+vbB)

546 Do squirrels wear PT belts?
No?
That means I didn't run over a squirrel.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:18 AM (hVdx9)

547

472 Spawn of Mayhem

The Army was very many years ago for me, and, as I already had my degree and did only 1 tour, returing to civilian life was easy.

If you are considering college, you might want to spend some time at a community college, to get the general courses out of the way, pick up some vocational courses (very little politics, and the skills can be useful) and keep much more of your money. Picking up part-time work at a CC is usually easier than at a 4-year institution. Holding down a pay-the-bills job while going to a CC is also much easier.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 27, 2016 02:20 AM (FlRtG)

548 PT belt Humor

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7grzj2

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:20 AM (hVdx9)

549 good night all and thank you for the advice

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 02:22 AM (C+vbB)

550
542
#233 quoteback of whole thread is still up. There's definitely no one in charge tonight.



(* hauls out bong and passes it around with vote for Johnson bumper stickers * * as a joke! *)



*****



Seriously (seriously?) ...



Cthulhu, randomly and out of nowhere... get the f out of Califailure *now* and haul your+fiancee's a$$e$ over here to Oklahoma.



SE OK where creeper is moving if you must; NE where Sherry McEvil
and I haunt; OKC as a last resort where Capt Whitebread spins the
platters, and I forget who else but they're all (else me) great Morons.



It's not that Oklahoma is that great, you know, vis a vis, say,
Texas. It's that Oklahoma needs YOU! (And the tech industries in the
state surely have some job you could do.)



That's my attempt at influencing your course, fully aware of the
sage advice about being responsible for someone's fate if they take your
suggestion.



It's the talk rumming, I swear.

Posted by: mindful webworker - about to fade at August 27, 2016 02:13 AM (m/IZ9)

It's all the fiancee. I'm ready to leave this state and start a half-dozen new businesses. I can't do 'em here because I've got shit stacked on shit stacked on shit and need room to organize and work; and I won't do 'em here because I've got regulation stacked on cost stacked on taxes stacked on bullshit.

And, sad to say, I'm likely not going to Oklahoma despite my maternal grandma hailing from there because of The Wizard of Oz. And lack of elevation. And National Tornado risk maps. And lack of airports and med schools.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)

551 I warned y'all not to click my nic link, right? Okay, then. You have only yourself to blame if you do.

*

James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Prayers given, prayers welcomed.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - collapses synapses at August 27, 2016 02:24 AM (m/IZ9)

552 Gotta snooze a bit.

Seeing the kiddos tomorrow - more 'Eastern European folk-dancing' lessons and ice cream and such.

(Folk-dancing - teaching my two daughters and son how to handle the kindjal - their mother thinks it's 'folk-dancing,' and so an important part of their heritage, etc. #2 daughter is vicious with the thing, while #1 son is lithe and fast and graceful. #1 daughter seems hesitant until you try to engage her. you advance, she retreats - you strike, she moves aside, not even parrying, but then, a sudden straight thrust, and she's got you.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 02:28 AM (lutOX)

553 546 Do squirrels wear PT belts?
No?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale
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We could use a few that do around here.
All my neighborhood squirrels are gangster. I plink them when I can, but the fuckers have started shooting back. They're not happy eating the wiring in my garage and attic, they want me on my knees. Ghetto squirrels are the worst.

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 02:32 AM (AZnqb)

554 I've worked with 3 vets - they had very different personalities and capabilities but one thing that was true of all 3: never, ever late, even by a minute. And this was in a relaxed job environment where my boss didn't care if you were 15 minutes late as long as you put your 40 hours per week in. Us civilians took advantage of that - I aimed for 8 am but didn't worry about coming in at 8:10. The vets were there at 7:30 or 8 sharp and very rarely called in sick. They'd show up if they were half dead with flu or something - my boss would send them home.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 27, 2016 02:33 AM (P8951)

555 Thank you for the well wishes, but before you thank me, you need to know I haven't done anything worth while. I am an over qualified janitor who can talk on a radio lol
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:37 AM

You severed our country, again TY.

Be well all,

work looms tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 02:33 AM (o/90i)

556 555 Thank you for the well wishes, but before you thank me, you need to know I haven't done anything worth while. I am an over qualified janitor who can talk on a radio lol
Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at August 27, 2016 01:37 AM

Every vet who served honorably gets my thanks.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 27, 2016 02:35 AM (P8951)

557 If you are considering college, you might want to spend some time at a community college, to get the general courses out of the way, pick up some vocational courses (very little politics, and the skills can be useful) and keep much more of your money. Picking up part-time work at a CC is usually easier than at a 4-year institution. Holding down a pay-the-bills job while going to a CC is also much easier.
Posted by: Arbalest at August 27, 2016 02:20 AM (FlRtG)

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^^^^THIS^^^^

I was fortunate, having attended Central Texas College, where that main campus is right across the highway from Ft. Hood.

Yeah, very little snowflake bullshit there.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 02:36 AM (rlfds)

558
work looms tomorrow.
Posted by: Farmer
----------------------
G'night, T.
I didn't know that you made rugs for a living...

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 02:36 AM (AZnqb)

559 We could use a few that do around here.
All my neighborhood squirrels are gangster. I plink them when I can, but the fuckers have started shooting back. They're not happy eating the wiring in my garage and attic, they want me on my knees. Ghetto squirrels are the worst.

Posted by: Chi
****

You never know when there is a squirrel out there with your name on it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:37 AM (hVdx9)

560 Spawn of Mayhem, it's a pity Jane D'oh isn't around. Her son also had difficulty adjusting to civilian life. She might be able to give you some practical advice instead of just saying thanks.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 27, 2016 02:38 AM (P8951)

561 You never know when there is a squirrel out there with your name on it.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:37 AM (hVdx9)

You think squirrels are bad? You never ran into a bad ass killer rabbit. I almost didn't live to tell the tale.

Posted by: Jimmah Peanut at August 27, 2016 02:40 AM (P8951)

562 My favorite squirrel.

https://youtu.be/o7Brw_z39Ao

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 02:41 AM (rlfds)

563 In a year or two, I'll teach 'em the shashka.

I'll never be as good as this girl, who looks like #1 daughter, aged 10 or so years, but I bet my kids will be:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2bac-uRb7w

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 02:45 AM (lutOX)

564 558
work looms tomorrow.
Posted by: Farmer
----------------------
G'night, T.
I didn't know that you made rugs for a living...
Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 02:36 AM

Well and I didn't mean Spawn of Mayhem severs our country, how the F... do you speel serves? I'm a Moron in search of a bed. Nite ya'll.

Posted by: Farmer at August 27, 2016 02:47 AM (o/90i)

565
You never know when there is a squirrel out there with your name on it.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer
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If'n my damn dog could catch one, I'd nail the carcass on the fence to send a message.
Possums, shrews & grackles don't bother stepping foot on my lawn anymore. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 02:47 AM (AZnqb)

566 Meatloaf Racist.

It's totally a thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7hnnmrDFFM

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain...M at August 27, 2016 02:49 AM (rlfds)

567 Heh. Speel. Heh.
G'night.

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 02:52 AM (AZnqb)

568 Spawn of Mayhem, Thank you for your service! Keep in touch with your buds. Even if you didn't become best friends, you might or might not need them and they might need you. If you don't have a group, find one.

Chi, we've had less squirrels lately and don't know who to thank; snakes, birds, foxes?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 27, 2016 02:52 AM (GzDYP)

569 At the 1:05 mark, she's dancing with the kindjal - no idea who she is or where she learned her art, but it's breathtaking.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 02:53 AM (lutOX)

570 If'n my damn dog could catch one, I'd nail the carcass on the fence to send a message.
Possums, shrews & grackles don't bother stepping foot on my lawn anymore. Just sayin'.


Posted by: Chi
****

So crucifixion?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:54 AM (hVdx9)

571 So crucifixion?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:54 AM (hVdx9)
***
First offense. They got off lucky!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 02:55 AM (lutOX)

572 ODM,
Do you get those infamous black squirrels up there? I have yet to see one IRL.

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 02:56 AM (AZnqb)

573 If'n my damn dog could catch one, I'd nail the carcass on the fence to send a message.
Possums, shrews & grackles don't bother stepping foot on my lawn anymore. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 02:47 AM (AZnqb)
***
When I was a kid, we used to keep crows off the garden that way.

The old-timers taught us the trick - you shoot a crow, tie it by its foot to a long pole, and put it up in the middle of the garden. Crows, being smart, know the place means death.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 02:57 AM (lutOX)

574 So crucifixion?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:54 AM (hVdx9)
***
First offense. They got off lucky!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

He'd better watch out for the crack squirrel suicide squad.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 02:58 AM (hVdx9)

575 More of a "head on a pike" kinda thing, Killer Whale.

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 03:02 AM (AZnqb)

576 One of our dogs would go out in a storm and bring in baby squirrels that had been blown out of their nests for us to take care of. We found a rehabilitator to take them to. Maybe we relocated enough of a generation?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 27, 2016 03:03 AM (GzDYP)

577 More of a "head on a pike" kinda thing, Killer Whale.


Posted by: Chi
****

Pike? Those damned things will swim off if you let them. To each their own.
BTW, do the gangsta squirrels hold their guns sideways too?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 03:05 AM (hVdx9)

578 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 27, 2016 03:06 AM (T/cxb)

579 We had black squirrels at my first apartment complex in Arlington many moons ago. Moved south in increments over the years and haven't seen them.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 27, 2016 03:06 AM (GzDYP)

580
The old-timers taught us the trick - you shoot a crow, tie it by its foot to a long pole, and put it up in the middle of the garden. Crows, being smart, know the place means death.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
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You would think this would work!
Apparently, possums are dumber than Joe Biden. My minpin has bagged 3 of them. Last one was almost as big as him. If I were $3 poorer, I might've asked CBD for a recope...

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 03:07 AM (AZnqb)

581 We had flying squirrels in our Woodbridge attic. They were pretty cool, but we had to evict them, because human tenants.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 27, 2016 03:14 AM (GzDYP)

582 Those were the ones that we had to get rid of. They were really pissing us off.

Comparing us to that paste-eating imbecile is beyond insulting.

Let your dog try to fuck with about 100 swinging bats

.

Posted by: Possum Union #145 at August 27, 2016 03:14 AM (rlfds)

583 Crucifixion only works if you have enough arms to nail to the cross.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at August 27, 2016 03:18 AM (4HySM)

584 575
More of a "head on a pike" kinda thing, Killer Whale.



Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 03:02 AM (AZnqb)


So you can wave? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47DfQcHMYLY

Posted by: cthulhu at August 27, 2016 03:20 AM (EzgxV)

585 It's a funny thing, as I think about it, the way so many 'folk dances' are actually what the Japanese call 'katas.'

There are examples all over, but, drawing on the one I know, we started off empty-handed, learning elaborate footwork at high speed, then moved on to a sort of baton, then got the kindjal.

And all the time, the music was fast and wild and it was such great fun.

But all you had to do was stand back and look at us with eyes that knew, and you could tell it was a martial art.

Maybe that's how they survived and got transmitted.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:24 AM (lutOX)

586 583 Crucifixion only works if you have enough arms to nail to the cross.
Posted by: Michelle Fields at August 27, 2016 03:18 AM (4HySM)
***
And, as Neil pointed out, it's a really negative way to kill yourself, man, because no matter how hard you try, you just can't drive in that last nail.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:26 AM (lutOX)

587 Since crucifixion came up, and cth hasn't linked it yet - obligatory :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

Posted by: Chi at August 27, 2016 03:27 AM (AZnqb)

588 ***Rolls thread over.....***

Dammit! No cash at all! And a cheap burner phone!

***kicks thread in the gut, then in the teeth, for mumbling.....***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:28 AM (lutOX)

589 Hiya, Chi!

***makes plans to roll Chi...***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:30 AM (lutOX)

590 ***drags thread out by the kitchen stairs, about to dump its broke ass in the alley, then pauses. Dials number on his phone.***

Hey, doc, I got something for you. Blood type? Hell if I know. But it's warm and still breathing. Say, 200? Good, see ya in about twenty minutes, then.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:36 AM (lutOX)

591 YDDUP, there is a movie called Shade that has a scene like your post.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 03:39 AM (hVdx9)

592 591 YDDUP, there is a movie called Shade that has a scene like your post.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 03:39 AM (hVdx9)
***
Interesting....

To the Pirate Bay!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:43 AM (lutOX)

593 Got Gabriel Byrne in it.

I'm sold.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:45 AM (lutOX)

594 Thanks for the tip, Tilikum! Can't wait til it's downloaded.

***plans to roll Tilikum***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:49 AM (lutOX)

595 Got Gabriel Byrne in it.

I'm sold.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Has a good cast. One of those movies that slipped under the radar.
BTW, it's the club scene where it takes place.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 03:49 AM (hVdx9)

596 Thanks for the tip, Tilikum! Can't wait til it's downloaded.

***plans to roll Tilikum***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
****

Notices the gears whirring in YDDUP's head. Dose inventory check: Handgun, pocket knife, other handgun, pepper spray...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 03:53 AM (hVdx9)

597 I'll confess - the statute of limitations having expired - that I've rolled a few guys in my day.

First one was at a house-party - I hadn't really planned on it, but this absolute asshole showed up and caused a disturbance. Long story short, I dumped two goo glugs of grain alcohol in his drink, and after he passed put, I was in the process of dragging him outside by the kitchen stairs when I thought to myself, 'Eh, why not?' and went through his pockets. I considered it as if I were collecting a fine for his boorish behavior.

Second time was also unexpected. We were three days from rent-day and my housemate - a sociopath to make Patrick Bateman look like a Mormon Tabernacle Choir boy - and I were out walking, trying to figure out what to do.

We see a guy with a baseball cap, over which he'd pulled the hood of his sweatshirt, which was, in those days, the mark of a pot dealer.

Housemate gave him the nod and the dude jerked his head to one side, to indicate a nearby alley.

I went along, and just as they were about to do their deal, housemate hauled off and nailed the guy right in the nose, kneed him in the groin, then threw the dude down and kicked the shit outta him, and then went through his pockets. We made rent for two months off that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 03:59 AM (lutOX)

598 The problem with a housemate like that is you could easily be on the menu if he feels it is necessary.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 27, 2016 04:03 AM (hVdx9)

599 TKAW -

You ain't kidding, either. Given the need and circumstance, he was capable of anything.

By a wide margin, the most dangerous person I've ever met.

Learned a lot from him, though. Chiefly, I learned that the key to getting away with anything is audacity. The last thing anyone expects is the first thing you should do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 27, 2016 04:26 AM (wOyzp)

600 Many Genders Good, Two Genders Bad

The conflation of the terms "gender" and "biological sex" concomitant with the term "gender" as being something separate and distinct from biological sex, has led to the existence of biological sex being dismissed as a "social construct". Free of any ties to reality, "gender" is not limited by the biosocial binary of sex.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12202

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 27, 2016 04:31 AM (vBeA5)

601 'Morning, horde.

Posted by: creeper at August 27, 2016 05:06 AM (MP6Qb)

602 I don't have to be up, didn't plan to be up, just am.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 27, 2016 05:10 AM (0G2eQ)

603 AP say Hillary won't release her State Department schedule before the election. Reading that article detailing the visits to State by Hillz' contributors was like reading a biography of Imelda Marcos.

Posted by: creeper at August 27, 2016 05:14 AM (MP6Qb)

604 A new day, a promise left over from the night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qUFZwJb9GA

Posted by: somejoe at August 27, 2016 05:22 AM (0VNxX)

605 Oooo...that's nice, somejoe.

Been surfing the net for two hours. The hell we're living in is getting really stale.

Posted by: creeper at August 27, 2016 05:23 AM (MP6Qb)

606 Skip, is qualifying be broadcast this am?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 27, 2016 05:42 AM (LPlzO)

607 Wow, autocorrect busted out the ebonics early today.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 27, 2016 05:44 AM (LPlzO)

608 Yes should be around 0800hrs but I couldn't find it on live TV at that time, it is being rebroadcast at 1300hrs on NBCSN

Posted by: Skip at August 27, 2016 05:51 AM (0G2eQ)

609 Its a shame UniMas (the Spanish channel) doesn't show qualifying, i still might follow it on Formula-1.com live.

Posted by: Skip at August 27, 2016 05:55 AM (0G2eQ)

610 Thanks

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at August 27, 2016 05:55 AM (LPlzO)

611 Post Modern Jukebox. Taking a good song and making it better. Even taking blah modern stuff and making it better. Off to work. Earning a check so I can pay the yankee jizya.

Posted by: Eromero at August 27, 2016 06:03 AM (zLDYs)

612 235,
Yes, but if we had waited to crush the Nazis until after they had defeated the Soviets then they would have had access to all of the Soviet Union's raw materials. Just something to consider.

Posted by: Mamma B at August 27, 2016 06:40 AM (8Eujs)

613 Try The Puppini Sisters for Heart of Glass and others, also 40's style, but faster. Love their In The Mood.

Posted by: TinaC at August 27, 2016 09:01 AM (J7nbk)

614 612 235,
Yes, but if we had waited to crush the Nazis until after they had defeated the Soviets then they would have had access to all of the Soviet Union's raw materials. Just something to consider.
Posted by: Mamma B at August 27, 2016 06:40 AM (8Eujs)


I didn't mean we should have waited. While they were moving east and focusing their attention on the Russians, we should have invaded France and gone right after them. We would have had all the supplies we sent to Russia.

Posted by: rickl at August 27, 2016 09:59 AM (sdi6R)

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