Baby It's Cold Outside Open Thread

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It was a little cold here this morning at the crack of dawn. The rest of the day hasn't been much better.

Stay warm and conversational until The ONT shows up.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 07:07 PM




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1 Yeah, it was a cold day.

Posted by: HH at December 18, 2016 07:03 PM (DrCtv)

2 Second!

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 07:04 PM (kXoT0)

3
remember the Buick SKYHAWK?

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at December 18, 2016 07:05 PM (Am6Ij)

4 But at least it's going to start warming up over this coming week.

Posted by: HH at December 18, 2016 07:05 PM (DrCtv)

5 Third? I should have a cold more often!

Posted by: Agitator at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (oPvY+)

6 If you sleep with a woman who's too cold, can you get polar penis from her?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (u8kLQ)

7 Literally freezing here in the SF Bay Area last two days. (Below 32 degrees -- puddles frozen.)

That's not so common, at least in my area.

Global warming!

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (jBuUi)

8 mid-60's here today

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (JKi7U)

9
I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (Am6Ij)

10 I thought it said stay warm and conventional.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (IqV8l)

11 5th. Cold isn't bad eniugh.

Posted by: Agitator at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (oPvY+)

12 The temps here have dropped 10 degrees an hour since 1PM. Cold rain now.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (apyCW)

13
I owned a Monte Carlo, my first car. I think that counts.

Monte Carlo is a city somewhere, no?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Am6Ij)

14
Can I get some electrical advice...?

The power to have my condo just went out and I'm not sure its a problem with my electrical or a local, partial power outage. (I was using a hair dryer and had a space heater going at the time). One of my circuit switches keeps breaking, but it just says "light receptical" and would a single circuit cover an entire bedroom and bathroom? I'm thinking if opening the circuit box myself and switching out that curcuit for one that's labeled "whirlpool", which I do not use.

Any tips?

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Uy6ri)

15 3 remember the Buick SKYHAWK?
Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at December 18, 2016 07:05 PM (Am6Ij)


I don't like stuff that sucks.

Posted by: Butthead at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (iMxBJ)

16 Finally some sun today, but temps have been low here in SoCal, especially at night. Brrrr.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (u8kLQ)

17
Friday it was frigid. Snowed like a bastard Friday night.

Today it was 50 degrees and rainy.
Quickly dropping into the teens...

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (Am6Ij)

18 which, apparently, to everyone else here, is freezing.

shorts and t-shirt weather for me, but, then again, just about everything is, these days.

as i told someone the other day at the market, the only reason i'm wearing shoes is because i'm out in public...

Posted by: redc1c4, in The Valley, like totally at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (JKi7U)

19 Anybody else remember the X- and K-cars of the early 1980s?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (u8kLQ)

20 I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (Am6Ij)

10 I thought it said stay warm and conventional.
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Beetle.

And rode in mom's '68 'stang.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (EnKk6)

21 I'm already tanned.

Don't need no ice except in my drinks.

*pours shot*

Posted by: The Autumn Wind at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (CRotO)

22 I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city.
*************************

Guilty, I named my car after an animal AND a city: Hidalgo.

Posted by: John Nada - Formerly #NeverHillary at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (CPo6R)

23 Monte Carlo is a city somewhere, no?
Posted by: Soothsayer


Monte Carlo is the capital city of the nation of Monaco.

It's also the only city in Monaco.

In fact, the entirely of Monaco is filled entirely with Monte Carlo.

Not sure why hey even bother having two names.

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (jBuUi)

24 I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city.


Only the Skylark, and that's not a new world bird so I've never seen one.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:09 PM (apyCW)

25 Jags fired their no-name coach....maybe they can get Lou Saban from Alabama?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 18, 2016 07:09 PM (5VlCp)

26 14
Can I get some electrical advice...?

Any tips?
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (
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I'd probably just move.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 07:09 PM (sBOL1)

27 So Zsa Zsa was like a Kardashian?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:10 PM (IqV8l)

28
One of my circuit switches keeps breaking, but it just says "light receptical" and would a single circuit cover an entire bedroom and bathroom?

Yeah if they wired it that way. Shouldnt have but...

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:10 PM (Am6Ij)

29 wait ... Maverick is a horse, right?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:10 PM (apyCW)

30 I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city.

Posted by: Soothsayer


You lose -- I've never owned any kind of car!

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:10 PM (jBuUi)

31 Fargin iceholes

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:10 PM (U0lQa)

32 I'm thinking if opening the circuit box myself and switching out that curcuit for one that's labeled "whirlpool", which I do not use.

Any tips?
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Uy6ri)

Hire an electrician if you are thinking of switching anything in a junction box. Chances are you do not have the knowledge or equipment to safely do the job. I say this with love and respect.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 07:10 PM (kXoT0)

33 6 If you sleep with a woman who's too cold, can you get polar penis from her?
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (u8kLQ)


That's not the worst-case scenario.

Posted by: Zombie David Wanderly at December 18, 2016 07:10 PM (iMxBJ)

34
Monte Carlo is the capital city of the nation of Monaco.

It's also the only city in Monaco.


Why this is...preposterous!

The entire "nation" is just a city??

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:11 PM (Am6Ij)

35 Soothsayer, let's see:

- Honda Civic CRX (I loved that car)
- Ford Probe
- Saturn S-series
- Honda Civic
- Honda Accord
- Ford Escort

Nope, no cities or animals.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:11 PM (u8kLQ)

36 Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (JKi7U)
Same here, but we had the first hard frost today. I know that it's not cold here compared to the rest of the country but it's cold.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:12 PM (Q5Ymk)

37 Any tips?
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Uy6ri)

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turn off the main power supply first.

have someone standing by with a long wooden stick or pole to disconnect you, should you manage to still zap yourself.

make sure the two circuits are of equal rating.

also, if the circuit keeps popping, it's because you have a short someplace, and swapping breakers likely won't help./

personally, i'd call an electrician, but that's just me.

Posted by: redc1c4, in The Valley, like totally at December 18, 2016 07:12 PM (JKi7U)

38
I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city.
Posted by: Soothsayer


Does a "Bug" count as an animal. I guess it was a Beetle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:12 PM (IqV8l)

39
wait ... Maverick is a horse, right?

Weasel, I believe. A weasel-horse.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:12 PM (Am6Ij)

40 14
Can I get some electrical advice...?

The power to have my condo just went out and I'm not sure its a problem with my electrical or a local, partial power outage. (I was using a hair dryer and had a space heater going at the time). One of my circuit switches keeps breaking, but it just says "light receptical" and would a single circuit cover an entire bedroom and bathroom? I'm thinking if opening the circuit box myself and switching out that curcuit for one that's labeled "whirlpool", which I do not use.

Any tips?
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Uy6ri

Beats me. Good thing the Electrical College is meeting tomorrow.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 07:12 PM (7qAYi)

41 The entire "nation" is just a city??


Singapore must emailed...

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:12 PM (apyCW)

42 Had something happen today that I've never seen before. We had freezing drizzle yesterday, followed by periods of snow of and on for hours. No trash pick up, and I didn't get any mail nor saw the mail carrier.

So they delivered the mail today. On Sunday. Can't say as that has ever happened before.

Posted by: HH at December 18, 2016 07:12 PM (DrCtv)

43 Digging around the house and found an old bottle of instant tan

I said hey we should throw it in the goodwill bag but the wife just stared at me and threw it out.

I thought it was funny

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (U0lQa)

44 Any tips?
Posted by: Serious Cat
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There is probably a GFI in your bathroom.
Reset that.

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Fn9AZ)

45 Why this is...preposterous!

The entire "nation" is just a city??
Posted by: Soothsayer


Yep.

I was actually there last year.

Technically, there are a couple of "neighborhoods" in Monte Carlo that they try to insist are separate from the city as a whole but no on'e fooled. The whole nation is just a single mid-sized (extremely wealthy) city. A couple square miles.

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (jBuUi)

46 35 Soothsayer, let's see:
- Honda Civic CRX (I loved that car)
- Ford Probe
- Saturn S-series
- Honda Civic
- Honda Accord
- Ford Escort
Nope, no cities or animals.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:11 PM (u8kLQ)


http://www.city-data.com/city/Accord-New-York.html

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (iMxBJ)

47 Good thing the Electrical College is meeting tomorrow.

Hope we're not in for a shock.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Tyii7)

48 Go Steelers!

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (U6f54)

49 no on'e = no one's

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (jBuUi)

50 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:08 PM (u8kLQ)
It was freezing yesterday. High 50's.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Q5Ymk)

51
Then I will include "celestial" body in the cars you've owned.

-Animal/living creature
-City
-Celestial body

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Am6Ij)

52
I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city

+++

Jeez I don't think so

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:14 PM (U0lQa)

53 The entire "nation" is just a city??

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:11 PM (Am6Ij)

Like Singapore.

Posted by: Tami at December 18, 2016 07:14 PM (Enq6K)

54 zombie, what's the minimum at the gambling tables in Monte Carlo?

I've always read/heard, it's a waste of time to travel there if you're not a millionaire already.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:14 PM (u8kLQ)

55 Soothsayer, let's see:

AMC Hornet (Insect, not an animal)
Olds Delta 88
Olds 98
Dodge Intrepid (Ship, not a city that I know)
Lexus GS

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 07:14 PM (kXoT0)

56 47 Good thing the Electrical College is meeting tomorrow.
Hope we're not in for a shock.
Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Tyii7)


As long as you don't let a defective Nurpus drag down the whole system, it should be fine.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 07:14 PM (iMxBJ)

57
Accord is really a city somewhere??

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (Am6Ij)

58 CaliGirl, yup. Having some real weather this winter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (u8kLQ)

59 Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (U0lQa)
Someone would probably use it. We call it tan in a can.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (Q5Ymk)

60 >>The temps here have dropped 10 degrees an hour since 1PM. Cold rain now.

Posted by: Grump928(c)

It was 82 here yesterday afternoon, less than 2 hours later it was 42. Hasn't been above freezing all day today. Sunny though.

Posted by: Aviator at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (/Nite)

61 Actually, I'm hard pressed to tell you the name of ANY 'city' in Singapore...and I lived there.

Posted by: Tami at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (Enq6K)

62 Does the Electrical College have a safe space?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (IqV8l)

63 just ran down the list: nope, i've never owned a vehicle named after an animal or city.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (JKi7U)

64 It is freaking unbelievably cold here.

Zero now.. minus 15 tonight with minus 30 wind chill - which won't affect me as I ain't leaving the house!

I did one round of shoveling yesterday, but didn't bother again when we got home from watching Rogue One last night at 11 pm.. it was blowing like crazy and down to 7 degrees already. I cleared a path for the pooch.. that's it.

Damn snow can sit in my driveway until Tuesday when the highs will be 28.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (UpGcq)

65 He was in.

Posted by: The Autumn Wind at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (CRotO)

66 51
Then I will include "celestial" body in the cars you've owned.

-Animal/living creature
-City
-Celestial body

Posted by: Soothsayer


FASCINATING trivia:

"Subaru" is Japanese for "the Pleiades," the constellation of seven tightly packed stars. Hence the car's logo. So -- all Subarus are named after celestial bodies!

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:16 PM (jBuUi)

67 Good thing the Electrical College is meeting tomorrow.

Hope we're not in for a shock.
Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Tyii7)

It's my understanding that the votes are already done. Tomorrow is the deadline for delivery of each state's votes.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 07:16 PM (kXoT0)

68 O wait

Gmc Sonoma

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:16 PM (U0lQa)

69 I owned 2 Skylarks.. really good cars.. they were the entry-level for Buick, and you got a lot more value.. I drove both of them into the ground..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 07:17 PM (UpGcq)

70 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu, '71. American muscle is very rare in Malibu, they all drive Kraut cars there. Wish I still had that car.

Posted by: GT 5.0 at December 18, 2016 07:17 PM (Nk0GK)

71 Splunge, yeah, and I've heard some Escorts are animals. Wouldn't know, couldn't afford one. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:17 PM (u8kLQ)

72 61 Actually, I'm hard pressed to tell you the name of ANY 'city' in Singapore...and I lived there.
Posted by: Tami at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (Enq6K)


If I lived in Singapore, I'd be too busy eating the great food there to notice much of anything.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 07:17 PM (iMxBJ)

73 62 Does the Electrical College have a safe space?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (IqV8l)

They're insulated.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 07:17 PM (7qAYi)

74
"Subaru" is Japanese for "the Pleiades," the constellation of seven tightly packed stars. Hence the car's logo.

It's odd you know this type of stuff!
But in a good way.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:18 PM (Am6Ij)

75 19: First car I drove when a snot nosed teenager was a 1981 Chrysler K-Car. It had a built in teen proof speeding deterrent. When you drove the car over 60mph, the engine would shut off.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 07:18 PM (S10qa)

76 66 "Subaru" is Japanese for "the Pleiades," the constellation of seven tightly packed stars. Hence the car's logo. So -- all Subarus are named after celestial bodies!
Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:16 PM (jBuUi)


Ironic then, that they are the preferred car of the lesbian community, which is not known for having celestial bodies.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 07:18 PM (iMxBJ)

77
O wait

Gmc Sonoma



See. There you go.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (Am6Ij)

78 Sooth
Nissan Sentra
Volvo 850
Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300
Mercedes E550 cabriolet

No animals or cities.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (Q5Ymk)

79 Holy crap! It went from -22deg F last night to 13deg F presently! It's like a friggin' heat wave!

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (IfLog)

80 And "Honda" is Japanese for "small fun-to-drive car that will run forever if you just give it gas, oil and minimum maintenance."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (u8kLQ)

81 54 zombie, what's the minimum at the gambling tables in Monte Carlo?

I've always read/heard, it's a waste of time to travel there if you're not a millionaire already.
Posted by: qdpsteve


It's definitely a waste of time to go GAMBLING there -- the house odds are atrocious. It's nothing like Las Vegas - -they make no pretense of giving decent odds. It's just a fancy place to relieve you of your money, and you wear mink and diamonds.

However, IGNORE the casino and instead explore the whole place -- it's actually quite fascinating! Fabulous views, great architecture, beautiful port area, etc. Just don't buy anything.

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (jBuUi)

82 If I lived in Singapore, I'd be too busy eating the great food there to notice much of anything.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 07:17 PM (iMxBJ)

Yeah, there was that....except for my shellfish allergy.

Posted by: Tami at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (Enq6K)

83
And a malibu and a caprice and an impala are all animals. They are all weasels.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (Am6Ij)

84 First car I drove when a snot nosed teenager was a 1981 Chrysler K-Car.

The Kaboom of the automotive world.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (Tyii7)

85 57 Chevy Bel Air, peach and that light blue.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 07:20 PM (Cf0i2)

86 >>Can I get some electrical advice...?



The power to have my condo just went out and I'm not sure its a
problem with my electrical or a local, partial power outage. (I was
using a hair dryer and had a space heater going at the time). One of my
circuit switches keeps breaking, but it just says "light receptical" and
would a single circuit cover an entire bedroom and bathroom? I'm
thinking if opening the circuit box myself and switching out that
curcuit for one that's labeled "whirlpool", which I do not use.



Any tips?

Posted by: Serious Cat

A hair dryer and a space heater on the same typical residential circuit is more than enough to trip a breaker.

I know how to do a fair amount of electrical work, breaker box I call an electrician.

Posted by: Aviator at December 18, 2016 07:20 PM (/Nite)

87 Puddleglum, LOL.

My dad finally got a GTE company car in the early 1980s, but it was a Chrysler K-car. I think once he actually went into his boss' office and asked, "why do you guys hate me?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:20 PM (u8kLQ)

88
Isn't there a city called Mercedes somewhere??

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:20 PM (Am6Ij)

89 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 07:18 PM (S10qa)
I didn't know what a K car was.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:20 PM (Q5Ymk)

90 Serious Cat @ 14

If you're still alive, I can walk you through this. But please don't open the panel and start moving shit.

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:21 PM (Fn9AZ)

91 6 If you sleep with a woman who's too cold, can you get polar penis from her?
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:06 PM (u

Divorce is less painful

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 07:21 PM (voOPb)

92 zombie, sounds about right. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:21 PM (u8kLQ)

93 Cars me or my family have owned

Honda Civic
Saturn L series
Hyundai Accent
Toyota Tercel
Ford Escort
Chevy Suburban

"Saturn" is a celestial body, and I supposed you could stretch it & say "Suburban" is a kind of city. You could fit a city block in the thing.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 07:21 PM (7qAYi)

94 O and a caprice. Dint know that was an animal. Had a STFU HIPPY bumper sticker lol

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:22 PM (U0lQa)

95
Ironic then, that they are the preferred car of the lesbian community, which is not known for having celestial bodies.
Posted by: Splunge


They are seven sisters!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:22 PM (IqV8l)

96 Don't know if it held but watching the Rachel Maddow clip at American thinker in it the Santa Barbara News Press endorsement of Trump she says is the only newspaper to do that. The first news conference as president he does they should get 1st question.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (5sOEp)

97 My first car was an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. Black with red interior. Bench seats. A tape deck that would eat tapes. Leaked oil like a sieve. When it was cold enough you had to jam a screwdriver in the choke plate to get it to start. I remember one time driving back to school in the dark, all the lights on my dash went out.

God, I loved that car.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (92kX2)

98 Hey wait a minute

Caprice ain't no beastie.

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (U0lQa)

99 CaliGirl, back in the late 1970s/early 80s when the American automakers were literally gasping desperate to stay in business, GM released a line of 'X-cars' and Chrysler (which was in really bad shape) released their 'K-cars.'

They were frankly ugly, boxy things with just barely enough features or power to get you from point A to point B. But they were cheap, and I think GM and Chrysler were willing to finance anything with a pulse. So they sold somewhat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (u8kLQ)

100 Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (Am6Ij)
I went to my friend's house yesterday, he has an awesome trophy room. They all were wearing Santa hats. Every horned beast you can imagine. Big 5 too. It made me smile.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (Q5Ymk)

101 3 on the tree w/radio, heater and whitewalls.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (Cf0i2)

102 Then I will include "celestial" body in the cars you've owned.

-Animal/living creature
-City
-Celestial body

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Am6Ij)
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Don't forget the sounds-familiar-but-not-quite names:

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/20/toyota-name-meanings-camry-corolla-corolla-yaris/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (EnKk6)

103 >>>I was using a hair dryer and had a space heater going at the time<<<

Try not doing this and see what happens. Space heater=1500 watts? Hair dryer=500 watts or whatever? Overload.

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (IfLog)

104
Actually a Caprice is not an animal.

It means whimsy.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:24 PM (Am6Ij)

105

Quick question: If milk doesn't taste sour, is it ok?

My fridge died yesterday and I still had a mostly full half-gallon of Organic Milk left (pretty much the only thing I keep in my fridge). Anyways, I'm making my evening latte-espresso and taste tested my room temperature milk and I detect no sourness. I'm figuring it takes a few days for the bacteria to spread. Correct? Would you use it?


Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:24 PM (Uy6ri)

106 MH, LOL

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:24 PM (u8kLQ)

107 My sister and I stayed a few nights in Monte Carlo at the end of our Italy trip. Pretty coast line and lots of fancy boats. We did walk through the casinos but didn't gamble. Mostly spent time on the beach, we are both still scarred from a nude beach we happened upon. We didn't find the people very friendly either.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 18, 2016 07:24 PM (ITucM)

108 >>Nissan Sentra

Volvo 850

Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300

Mercedes E550 cabriolet



No animals or cities.

Posted by: CaliGirl

I think a Volvo is a type of weasel.

Posted by: Aviator at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (/Nite)

109 Let's see, I did have a Bug. My other cars have been a Dart, Chevette, Corolla, and 5. Is Corolla an animal or city?

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (sdi6R)

110 I got a used 1967 Caprice for $100 in 1974.. The freaking back seat was like a football field for my two kids.. And the trunk was a good 3-4 dead body trunk easily.

The thing only lasted me a year.. but that's what driving junkers is like.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (UpGcq)

111 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (u8kLQ)
I'm going to do a search for them. Never heard of it before. My friends that had piece of crap cars usually had a bug with rusted out floor boards or a vega.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (Q5Ymk)

112 14
Can I get some electrical advice...?

The power to have my condo just went out and I'm not sure its a problem with my electrical or a local, partial power outage. (I was using a hair dryer and had a space heater going at the time). One of my circuit switches keeps breaking, but it just says "light receptical" and would a single circuit cover an entire bedroom and bathroom? I'm thinking if opening the circuit box myself and switching out that curcuit for one that's labeled "whirlpool", which I do not use.

Any tips?

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Uy6ri)



Second @90 -- and, since he can walk you through it, I'll let him. But the answer to your question is: condos tend to be built with an eye toward low-cost, so yes it is entirely possible -- even likely -- that a single circuit was used by several rooms.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (EzgxV)

113 57
Accord is really a city somewhere??
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (Am6Ij)

Accordion was invented there.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (ocw+t)

114
Is Corolla an animal or city?
Posted by: rickl


A cigar?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (IqV8l)

115 Try not doing this and see what happens. Space heater=1500 watts? Hair dryer=500 watts or whatever? Overload.


Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2016 07:23 PM (IfLog)

Yeah, but I've already unplugged them and still can't get power to those rooms. Can an overload break those circuit breakers?

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (Uy6ri)

116 109 Let's see, I did have a Bug. My other cars have been a Dart, Chevette, Corolla, and 5. Is Corolla an animal or city?
Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (sdi6R)

It's Carolla!

Posted by: Adam Carolla at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (92kX2)

117 Quick question: If milk doesn't taste sour, is it ok?

My fridge died yesterday and I still had a mostly full half-gallon of Organic Milk left (pretty much the only thing I keep in my fridge). Anyways, I'm making my evening latte-espresso and taste tested my room temperature milk and I detect no sourness. I'm figuring it takes a few days for the bacteria to spread. Correct? Would you use it?


Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:24 PM (Uy6ri)

It should be good for today. Modern milk has been pasteurized and sterilized to the point that it stays good for a bit. I get my refrigerator fixed tomorrow if the repairman doesn't call in sick again. Fingers crossed--I am sick of eating food out of a tiny cooler.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (kXoT0)

118 Had a VW Rabbit once piece of sh!t

Posted by: lurking grandma at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (2VaQu)

119 No animals or cities.

Posted by: CaliGirl

E550 is a secret arctic Soviet base

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:27 PM (U0lQa)

120 From a now-deleted page at the Subaru corporate Web site:

"The first president of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), Kenji Kita, had some definite opinions on the subject of automobiles. "If you're going to build a car, build a full-fledged car." "Japanese cars should have Japanese names." Mr. Kita was ardent about producing passenger cars and was the most passionate of all about the 1954 prototype of the Company's first passenger car, the P-1.

Mr. Kita canvassed the Company for suggestions about naming the P-1, but none of the proposals were appealing. In the end, Mr. Kita gave the car a beautiful Japanese name that he had been quietly cherishing in his heart --- Subaru.

Subaru is the name of a star cluster in the Taurus constellation. Six of its stars are visible to the naked eye, but about 250 bluish stars can be seen if one uses a telescope.

In the West the cluster is called Pleiades, in China, Mao, and in Japan, Subaru ("to govern" or gather together"). In Japan, it also goes by the name Mutsuraboshi ("Six Stars"), under which title it appears frequently in very old Japanese documents such as Kojiki and Manyosyu and literature such as Makura-no-soshi. Clearly, this is one of the clusters much loved by the Japanese from ancient times. Interestingly enough, FHI was created by the merger of six companies, so you can see what a truly evocative name Subaru is."

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:27 PM (jBuUi)

121 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 18, 2016 07:27 PM (KCxzN)

122 Is Corolla an animal or city?
Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (sdi6R)
--
It's a kind of weasel.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 07:27 PM (EnKk6)

123 115 Yeah, but I've already unplugged them and still can't get power to those rooms. Can an overload break those circuit breakers?
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (Uy6ri)


I had a problem like this once, and the cause was a long circuit with multiple GFIs. One goes, and nothing downstream of it gets power any more. Search your entire place for GFIs (usually near a sink), and hit RESET on all of them.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 07:27 PM (iMxBJ)

124 I remember in the late 1990s when the Ford Explorer SUV became hip and hot. OMG those things were *everywhere.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (u8kLQ)

125 Some Elector posted a picture of his daughter pushing all the mail he has gotten, called it Libreal Tears. And heads exploded.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (dKiJG)

126 Steve,
I looked. Those look like mom cars.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (Q5Ymk)

127 Now he's just trolling.
Has to be...

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (Fn9AZ)

128 62 Does the Electrical College have a safe space?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:15 PM (IqV8l)

No, but they are wee grounded.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (IG3bX)

129 Just took out the trash for the early Monday truck. I was wearing flipflops. It's 29 degrees here in ETEX. What was I thinking? I need vodka stat.

Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (zLDYs)

130 PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: The Autumn Wind at December 18, 2016 07:29 PM (CRotO)

131 rickl, actually as I understand it a corolla is a botanical term. It's part of a flower.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:29 PM (u8kLQ)

132 124 I remember in the late 1990s when the Ford Explorer SUV became hip and hot. OMG those things were *everywhere.*
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (u8kLQ)

Also involved in a low speed highway chase.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:29 PM (92kX2)

133 Some Elector posted a picture of his daughter pushing all the mail he has gotten, called it Libreal Tears. And heads exploded.

Christmas this year is tomorrow.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 07:29 PM (6FqZa)

134 Ever have a bad dream that had enough of your real life mixed in to really get under your skin and leave you troubled even hours later?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (0mRoj)

135 Also involved in a low speed highway chase.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


That was a Bronco.

Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (jBuUi)

136 118 Had a VW Rabbit once piece of sh!t
Posted by: lurking grandma at December 18, 2016 07:26 PM (2VaQu)


I had one too. I actually kind of loved it. OK, it needed plenty of repairs. OK, it vibrated above 65 mph. But it had a nice driving feel and low limits, so I could have a lot of fun on freeway onramps and other curves, playing with traction.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (iMxBJ)

137 >>>Yeah, but I've already unplugged them and still can't get power to those rooms. Can an overload break those circuit breakers?<<<

Did you manually reset the tripped breaker and/or GFCIs?

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (IfLog)

138 Sherry McEvil: AMC Hornet (Insect, not an animal)...

Well, an insect counts as "animal" versus vegetable or mineral in the first guess in 20 questions.

Me? Lessee...
Two mustangs, yeah.

No cities.

Unless you count Suburbans.

Oh, wait. "Vega" is both a celestial body and at least six different places. (Although Vega Island, Antarctica, probably doesn't count as a city.)

My vehicular history, illustrated:
http://bit.ly/my-cars

Posted by: mindful webworker - vroom at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (5a8XA)

139 Aetius, OJ? I think that was a white Bronco. :-)

I do know that Monica Lewinsky bought, and then got into an accident and *overturned*, her dark blue (!) Ford Explorer, in the late 1990s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (u8kLQ)

140 That was the white Bronco

Posted by: E.T. at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (9n0dl)

141 Let's see, I drove a Suburban, a Pontiac LE 6000 and Grand-am, a Ford F-150, Taurus, Escape, and 2 Expeditions, a Toyota Camry, and a Honda Odyssey.

Posted by: no good deed at December 18, 2016 07:31 PM (hJamr)

142 To quote my late Dad:

"Subaru backwards is U R a Bus."

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 18, 2016 07:31 PM (puFVl)

143 That was a Bronco.
Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (jBuUi)

Darn it. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

- also words never uttered by OJ.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:31 PM (92kX2)

144 I got a used 1967 Caprice for $100 in 1974.. The freaking back seat was
like a football field for my two kids.. And the trunk was a good 3-4
dead body trunk easily.

We went to Hayward, WI every year in a 56 Chevy. 4 boys in the back seat with the floor wells packed with shit. #3 would lay on the rear window shelf. It was so big the ol man HAD to stop the car to get at us.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 07:31 PM (Cf0i2)

145 89 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 07:18 PM (S10qa)
I didn't know what a K car was.
Posted by: CaliGirl



K = Krap

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 07:31 PM (S10qa)

146 Serious Cat

Some circuit breaders require you to turn it all the way to the off position before switching it to "on."
(Square D - Homeline? - you might see a small Orange indicaror)

Did you try resetting the GFI in the bathroom?

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:32 PM (Fn9AZ)

147
My vehicular history, illustrated:
http://bit.ly/my-cars


Ha! nice.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:32 PM (Am6Ij)

148 If you're unsure about the milk, make cheese.

Bring it to a low boil, squeeze in lemon juice and let it curdle a bit until it separates into whey, then pour into cheese cloth and twist it down, then let it sit overnight. Hopefully in a cool dark place. You can even fry that stuff

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:32 PM (U0lQa)

149 I do know that Monica Lewinsky bought, and then got into an accident and *overturned*, her dark blue (!) Ford Explorer, in the late 1990s.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (u8kLQ)

Girl liked messing up her blue things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:32 PM (92kX2)

150 Made it to 36 today. Was able to wheel out my trash can to the curb without killing myself. Never thought I would be looking forward to the low 40's that is predicted for the next week.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 18, 2016 07:32 PM (CFc5L)

151 Aetius, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:32 PM (u8kLQ)

152 105 Sour milk
If it smells ok it's fine. A lot of old recipes call for sour milk but that was before the days of pasteurization which kill the bacteria that may be good for us

Posted by: lurking grandma at December 18, 2016 07:33 PM (2VaQu)

153 Doooo cold - out for some snow drifting in the Miata

Posted by: Random Joe at December 18, 2016 07:33 PM (THvpV)

154 124 I remember in the late 1990s when the Ford Explorer SUV became hip and hot. OMG those things were *everywhere.*
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:28 PM (u8kLQ)

I actually liked the old Explorer, but then they changed the body design and it looks stupid.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 07:33 PM (0mRoj)

155 Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (0mRoj)
Yes, how apropos a question for you, with your nic.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:33 PM (Q5Ymk)

156
a Pontiac LE 6000 and Grand-am...

The Pontiacs counts as a city!

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:33 PM (Am6Ij)

157 OK booze fudge is done, cooling now. Let's turn to the serious 'cars owned' topic:

Rambler Station Wagon (FTW!)
AMC Hornet Fastback
Honda Accord
Fiat Spider 2000
VW Bug
Acura Hatchback
Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
RAV 4
Kia sports wagon
Audi Piece o' Garbage
Mercury Mariner
Ford Focus (2, and counting)
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Honda CRV

Good God. i need to stop buying cars.

Posted by: deplorablegoatsxchange at December 18, 2016 07:34 PM (YFnq5)

158 I believe a maverick is a young cow -- older than a calf, I call it a teenager -- that breaks away from the herd.

Cars:
* Galaxy 500 -- there's the celestial body!
* (one I can't remember -- I should -- it was my college graduation gift, and I lost it when the engine caught fire)
* Mazda 323 (?)
* Kia Spectra 5

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 18, 2016 07:34 PM (zqUhc)

159 105

Quick question: If milk doesn't taste sour, is it ok?

My fridge died yesterday and I still had a mostly full half-gallon of Organic Milk left (pretty much the only thing I keep in my fridge). Anyways, I'm making my evening latte-espresso and taste tested my room temperature milk and I detect no sourness. I'm figuring it takes a few days for the bacteria to spread. Correct? Would you use it?


Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:24 PM (Uy6ri)



Could your fridge be the source of your electrical problems? There has been some talk lately about the Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire being caused by a broken fridge.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:34 PM (EzgxV)

160 Did anybody have an AMC Pacer?

Proof positive that everyone at AMC was smoking pot.

Oh, a Pacer could be a horse, right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 07:35 PM (EnKk6)

161 I do know that Monica Lewinsky bought, and then got into an accident and *overturned*, her dark blue (!) Ford Explorer, in the late 1990s.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (u8kLQ)

Did she blow a tire?

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 07:35 PM (7qAYi)

162 Toyota Celica == swan

Posted by: Fox2! at December 18, 2016 07:35 PM (IG3bX)

163 Then I will include "celestial" body in the cars you've owned.

-Animal/living creature
-City
-Celestial body

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:13 PM (Am6Ij)


You're going to have to add numbers.

I've got straight numbers, numbers and letters, an attack aircraft, a trade wind, and a tropical grassland.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 18, 2016 07:35 PM (wB8Tg)

164 There is a reason they called them The Exploder.
Transmission failure is a given. It's just a matter of when.

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:35 PM (Fn9AZ)

165 josephistan, LOL

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2016 07:35 PM (u8kLQ)

166 Navigator is an anagram for vagina rot

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:36 PM (U0lQa)

167 Did she blow a tire?
Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 07:35 PM (7qAYi)

Bravo.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:36 PM (92kX2)

168
I have a Navigator...

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:36 PM (Am6Ij)

169 * (one I can't remember -- I should -- it was my college graduation gift, and I lost it when the engine caught fire)

Pontiac Fiero or Toyota MR-2?

Posted by: Fox2! at December 18, 2016 07:36 PM (IG3bX)

170 Learned from electricians that circuit breakers if they keep tripping that only makes them trip easier the next time.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (5sOEp)

171 9 I guarantee you've all owned at least one car named after an animal or a city. [/]

Lesabre, Spitfire, Colt, Fiero, 850, 230 SE, 317, Ranger, Pathfinder, Sierra, Liberty, Rendezvous, RAV

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (di1hb)

172 Did she blow a tire?

Wasn't big on inflating rubbers, from what I remember.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (6FqZa)

173 oops There!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (di1hb)

174 When I got to San Angelo, TX yesterday about 2:30 it was 85 degrees. About three hours later the front came through, and the wind looked like a hurricane the way it whipped the trees. It got cold, fast.

This morning when I left, there were shingles all over the parking lot and it was 15 degrees. 70 degree drop. Amazing.

Posted by: MathMom at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (AHxMr)

175 166 Navigator is an anagram for vagina rot
Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:36 PM (U0lQa)

Also not viagra. So I guess cialis.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (92kX2)

176 Sooth you want to change the letters around

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (U0lQa)

177 I'm pretty confident the harassing the electors thing will cause Trump to gain a few votes at this point.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 18, 2016 07:38 PM (5dOnv)

178 It's possible the problems I had with the VW Rabbit were incompetent/corrupt service techs. I eventually had it towed to a Nissan dealer

Posted by: lurking grandma at December 18, 2016 07:38 PM (2VaQu)

179
Did she blow a tire?

It's ice cream.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 07:38 PM (Cf0i2)

180


Could your fridge be the source of your electrical problems? There
has been some talk lately about the Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire being
caused by a broken fridge.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:34 PM (EzgxV)

Maybe, but I already turned it off yesterday. I was just running and running, blowing sticky air into my place. .... Ok, I've unplugged it now, but no change.----
BTW, I've decided against opening the box myself after the warnings from others.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:38 PM (Uy6ri)

181 I'm ready for a new 4 wheel drive type of car. I either want a diesel Range Rover because the interior looks nice or a Tahoe. The Tahoe doesn't make a diesel. My husband likes the Tahoe better because he says range rovers have a lot of problems.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:38 PM (Q5Ymk)

182 155 Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 07:30 PM (0mRoj)
Yes, how apropos a question for you, with your nic.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 07:33 PM (Q5Ymk)

Even when I sleep it's not very restful most of the time. My own subconscious hates me.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (0mRoj)

183
Lesabre, Spitfire, Colt, Fiero, 850, 230 SE, 317, Ranger, Pathfinder, Sierra, Liberty, Rendezvous, RAV
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (di1hb)

Colt is a young male horse? Or just a adolescent horse?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (92kX2)

184 * Mazda 323 (?)

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 18, 2016 07:34 PM (zqUhc)


Familia. In Japan. Didn't have a "name" in the US.

I drove a 323 GTX (AWD) with a massive turbo on it. Freakishly fast econobox.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (wB8Tg)

185 a trade wind

VW or Maserati?

Posted by: Aeolus of Spades at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (wpC7C)

186 We went to Hayward, WI every year in a 56 Chevy. 4
boys in the back seat with the floor wells packed with shit. #3 would
lay on the rear window shelf. It was so big the ol man HAD to stop the
car to get at us.


Posted by: dartist
yeah! when we went camping in that caprice, all the big boxes of crap would easily fit in the wheel wells, and we made a big bed out of it for the kids.. fun times.. fun times..

We were camping at Kohler-Andrae park in Wisconsin back then.. a beautiful campground on Lake Michigan near Sheboygan.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (UpGcq)

187 oh, I lived in Singapore too. Albeit 20 years ago. Loved it. I have heard it has changed a lot.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (gppsv)

188
I'd avoid the Range Rover. Or else the only one to service it will be a dealer. Unless you're only gonna keep it for a few years.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:40 PM (Am6Ij)

189 You can't get a Tahoe

You'll prove someone right on the internet!

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:40 PM (U0lQa)

190 I was born in San Angelo. My Grandmother's neighborhood has gone almost entirely Mexican since she died.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:40 PM (apyCW)

191 166 Navigator is an anagram for vagina rot
Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:36 PM (U0lQa)

It's not rotten, its seasoned!

Posted by: Hillary at December 18, 2016 07:40 PM (gOI4g)

192
VW or Maserati?

A Sirocco?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:40 PM (Am6Ij)

193
A Sirrocco is both a storm and a weasel.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:41 PM (Am6Ij)

194 Some circuit breaders require you to turn it all the way to the off position before switching it to "on."

(Square D - Homeline? - you might see a small Orange indicaror)


....
Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:32 PM (Fn9AZ)

Eureka! That did the trick!! Thankyou, thankyou, thanakyou!! You saved me a lot of unnecessary inconvenience.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:41 PM (Uy6ri)

195 110 I got a used 1967 Caprice for $100 in 1974.. The freaking back seat was like a football field for my two kids.. And the trunk was a good 3-4 dead body trunk easily.

The thing only lasted me a year.. but that's what driving junkers is like.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2016 07:25 PM (UpGcq)


That shows how much cars have improved over the years. Yours was 7 years old when you bought it, and it only lasted another year.

I bought a 1991 Toyota Corolla in 1999, and kept it for 15 years. I finally got rid of it when the body rusted out to the point where it wouldn't pass inspection, but that engine had another 100,000 miles in it, easily.

*Sigh* I loved that car.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 07:41 PM (sdi6R)

196 190 I was born in San Angelo. My Grandmother's neighborhood has gone almost entirely Mexican since she died.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:40 PM (apyCW)

Also one of the many towns a Marty Robbins cowboy died in.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:42 PM (92kX2)

197
I lived in Singapore too. Albeit 20 years ago. Loved it. I have heard it has changed a lot.
Posted by: Quirky bookworm


If a vandal comes along you must whip it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 07:42 PM (IqV8l)

198 How many circuit breakers does your unit have, what are their values, and how are they labeled?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:42 PM (EzgxV)

199 It's 83 in Kissimmee

Posted by: A man from Nantucket at December 18, 2016 07:43 PM (VV4qd)

200 Whatcha doin' in San Angelo, MathMom? It is so windy out in West TX as it is. It gets crazy when a big front blows through.

Posted by: no good deed at December 18, 2016 07:43 PM (hJamr)

Posted by: ChrisP at December 18, 2016 07:43 PM (UEauu)

202 Transmission failure is a given. It's just a matter of when.

Friend had a late 90s Explorer with a stick shift. We got serious entertainment when some Mexicans tried to steal it - they kept going about 10 feet and stalling the engine, and then gave up entirely.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 18, 2016 07:43 PM (5dOnv)

203 VW or Maserati?

Posted by: Aeolus of Spades at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (wpC7C)


VW (Curse Be Upon Them). A Passat, actually, not a Scirocco. (A Passat can also be a type of ship, but that's also named after the trade wind).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (wB8Tg)

204 183
Lesabre, Spitfire, Colt, Fiero, 850, 230 SE, 317, Ranger, Pathfinder, Sierra, Liberty, Rendezvous, RAV
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 07:37 PM (di1hb)

Colt is a young male horse? Or just a adolescent horse?


Well, it was made by Mitsubishi, who made the Zero. So, I am calling it named after a weapons maker!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (di1hb)

205 Lets see, since 1988 I've owned: (used)1987 Chevy Nova, (new)1994 Chevy Cavalier, (used)2001 Saturn SL2. I currently own a (new)2014 Honda Civic, which is the best car I have ever owned. GM can get bent. That Saturn was awful. The Chevy Cavalier was pretty durable. Drove that thing pretty much into the ground. Had it about 12 years.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (S10qa)

206 >It's my understanding that the votes are already done.
>Tomorrow is the deadline for delivery of each state's votes

No. Tomorrow is the day the electors cast their votes:
"The electors of President and Vice President of each State shall meet and give their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December next following their appointment at such place in each State as the legislature of such State shall direct"

The deadline for determining who those electors are has already been done (6 days prior to the vote tomorrow).

Posted by: Chuck C at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (h99GH)

207 Civic is generic for city
Mercedes is a girls name

Posted by: Random Joe at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (THvpV)

208 Hey Cooth : )

Posted by: The Autumn Wind at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (CRotO)

209 Shockingly, the 49ers stunk it up again.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:45 PM (apyCW)

210
It's a balmy -2 and -16 degrees with the wind chill in the Chicagoland area. Three cheers for global warming!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 18, 2016 07:45 PM (auHtY)

211 How many circuit breakers does your unit have, what are their values, and how are they labeled?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:42 PM (EzgxV)

Thanks. But already fixed with the advice from Stinky Uncle Jim. I simply wasn't resetting the circuit breaker correctly.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:45 PM (Uy6ri)

212 207 Civic is generic for city
Mercedes is a girls name
Posted by: Random Joe at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (THvpV)

Also the love interest for Edmond Dantes. I mean Mercedes, not the Civic, although you never know...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (92kX2)

213 Also one of the many towns a Marty Robbins cowboy died in.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:42 PM (92kX2)




Heh. There's a lady in another department at work that I sometimes deal with named Felina.

The only way I can ever remember her name is think of her as "El Paso girl".

Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @BertG) at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (GUBah)

214 1999 Dodge Minivan went into limp mode meaning it won't shift and will only stay in 2nd gear because the transmission finally is done I can still drive the car but not over 45. I am looking at the Chrysler Pacifica seems like a nice car compared to the others, we really like the storage space as compared to the others

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (dKiJG)

215 I am looking for opinions from the Horde. Can you help?

I am leaving for the warmth of Florida on Jan 4th and do not expect to return til end of April. I live in a townhouse in SE Penna (near Phila.) with neighbors on both sides. 2 story house is heated with an electric heat pump. Horrible type heating system IMO. How low can I put my thermostat that the pipes do not freeze? I want to keep as much $$$ from the PECO (Phila. Electric Co.) as I can.
Thanks!

Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (Rx2dv)

216 SeriousCat,
Sounds like you are pulling 30 Amps on a 20 Amp breaker. It is doing what it is supposed to do, prevent a fire.
As mentioned above, some breakers require setting them to full "off" before resetting.
Also check for reset buttons on the GFIs in nearby bathrooms.
Good luck...

Posted by: ChrisP at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (UEauu)

217 Thanks. But already fixed with the advice from Stinky Uncle Jim. I simply wasn't resetting the circuit breaker correctly.
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:45 PM (Uy6ri)

+++

Good to hear. Catastrophe averted.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 18, 2016 07:47 PM (CFc5L)

218 187
oh, I lived in Singapore too. Albeit 20 years ago. Loved it. I have heard it has changed a lot.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at December 18, 2016 07:39 PM (gppsv)

We lived there from '94 - '98 and then Hong Kong from '98 - '99. Loved Singapore. HK not so much.

Posted by: Tami at December 18, 2016 07:47 PM (Enq6K)

219
Has there ever been a team that loses so many games in the 4th quarter other than the San Diego Chargers?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:47 PM (Am6Ij)

220 We went to Hayward, WI every year in a 56 Chevy. 4 boys in the back seat with the floor wells packed with shit. #3 would lay on the rear window shelf. It was so big the ol man HAD to stop the car to get at us.
Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 07:31 PM (Cf0i2

Next time you go to Hayward, wave as you go by.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 07:47 PM (voOPb)

221 Just saw Rouge One. Spoiler alert!!! Storm Troopers still can't shoot for shite.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 07:47 PM (BO/km)

222 And, to answer your question as to whether one cir uit wold cover a bathroom and bedroom. Sure.
Most post-war house might have 4 rooms on one 14 amp circuit.

When I wire a flip house or new construction, my rule of thumb is "no more than 11 devices" on one circuit. Switch, receptacle, light, fan, etc.
GFIs, witb the exception of the 2 req'd kitchen circuits, go on a single 20 amp circuit in most homes (latest National Electric Code call for one protected circuit on the front & back porch, garage and bathrooms/wet applications).

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (Fn9AZ)

223 Is Zombie gonna marry that vehicle or is that just a fling?

Posted by: torabora at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (gOI4g)

224 Oops, too late.
Looks like #194 fixed it...

Posted by: ChrisP at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (UEauu)

225 64 Valiant, 59 Chev pickup, Camaro, Ford F250, LTD, Bonneville, 51 Ford pickup, Chrysler, Corolla, Corona, Olds Vistacruiser, Toyota truck, JD400, F350, Hughes 269A, , F100, VW, Isuzu pup, Dodge powerwagon, F250, Dagger RPM, Dagger Ovation, Econoline van, F350, F150 x 2, Dodge ram, 63 Valiant, F150, Subaru Forester, Subaru Outback, Tacoma. I'm so promiscuous.

Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (zLDYs)

226 221 Just saw Rouge One. Spoiler alert!!! Storm Troopers still can't shoot for shite.
Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 07:47 PM (BO/km)

You don't say?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (0mRoj)

227 Chevrolet Malibu (looked just like Kojack's Buick)
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Buick LeSabre
Buick LeSabre
Buick LeSabre
Cadillac DTS


Hey, I am not 29 years old ya know....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (5VlCp)

228 Heh. There's a lady in another department at work that I sometimes deal with named Felina.

The only way I can ever remember her name is think of her as "El Paso girl".
Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @BertG) at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (GUBah)

Are her eyes blacker than night,
Wicked and evil while casting her spell?

What? I love Marty Robbins.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (92kX2)

229 215 I am looking for opinions from the Horde. Can you help?

I am leaving for the warmth of Florida on Jan 4th and do not expect to return til end of April. I live in a townhouse in SE Penna (near Phila.) with neighbors on both sides. 2 story house is heated with an electric heat pump. Horrible type heating system IMO. How low can I put my thermostat that the pipes do not freeze? I want to keep as much $$$ from the PECO (Phila. Electric Co.) as I can.
Thanks!
Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (Rx2dv)

Don't go lower than 58
Sure you can lower but you're just asking for problems.

Drain everything with water and turn off water to your home

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (voOPb)

230 Shockingly, the 49ers stunk it up again.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 07:45 PM (apyCW)




Let me guess rampant racism didn't let them win

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (auHtY)

231 Well, I see you got it @194.



If you're planning to live there for a while, you can leave yourself a note to map out where is controlled by what circuit breaker after the next power failure (since you'll be resetting clocks anyway). I've got my map taped to the inside of the door of the breaker box, with another copy taped to the inside of the door to my kitchen subpanel.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:49 PM (EzgxV)

232 Jim: Some circuit breaders [sic] require you to turn it all the way to the off position before switching it to "on."

Serious Cat: Eureka! That did the trick!! Thankyou, thankyou, thanakyou!!...

Hokey smokes! I wouldn't've even thought to suggest that, presuming that first-thing-you-do would've already been tried. (I wonder how many breakers I've reset over the decades including two in the last month.) Now cat b wiser.

Posted by: mindful webworker - zap! at December 18, 2016 07:49 PM (5a8XA)

233 Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (Rx2dv)

+++

I don't know. But I've always heard that you need to keep open the cupboard doors to your pipes (kitchen, bathroom) if they are connected to an outside wall.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 18, 2016 07:49 PM (CFc5L)

234
Storm Troopers still can't shoot for shite.

Like the Jaffa and Wraith on the Stargate serials?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:49 PM (Am6Ij)

235 I have only had a
Mustang ( used) and the rest new
Chevette (what a beater)
3 x F-150's

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2016 07:49 PM (5sOEp)

236 13


I owned a Monte Carlo, my first car. I think that counts.



Monte Carlo is a city somewhere, no?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Am6Ij)

Lincoln was killed in Fords Theater....that why they named the car after him.

Posted by: Mimzey at December 18, 2016 07:49 PM (n3hky)

237 Are her eyes blacker than night,
Wicked and evil while casting her spell?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (92kX2)



-Yes

-No, very sweet lady.

Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @BertG) at December 18, 2016 07:50 PM (GUBah)

238 So I wasn't tripping on fugu!

When I was in Okinawa I saw a car named the Joy Pop, which is slang for a thrill kill.

https://tinyurl.com/jmgxjo3

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 07:50 PM (EnKk6)

239 225 64 Valiant, 59 Chev pickup, Camaro, Ford F250, LTD, Bonneville, 51 Ford pickup, Chrysler, Corolla, Corona, Olds Vistacruiser, Toyota truck, JD400, F350, Hughes 269A, , F100, VW, Isuzu pup, Dodge powerwagon, F250, Dagger RPM, Dagger Ovation, Econoline van, F350, F150 x 2, Dodge ram, 63 Valiant, F150, Subaru Forester, Subaru Outback, Tacoma. I'm so promiscuous.
Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2016 07:48 PM (zLDYs)

That is a fair number of vehicles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 18, 2016 07:50 PM (92kX2)

240 Fox2!, it wasn't either of those. Two-tone brown hatchback, 4D, not of the Big 3, got it used in 1984. Fire happened just after I had it serviced for a long trip. Was driving to the bank pre-trip when gases started coming through the vents. Arrived at bank, lifted hood, saw flames, ran like hell into bank and yelled for a 911 call. Couldn't prove that garage was at fault, so no compensation. Wound up using parents' car for trip.

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 18, 2016 07:50 PM (zqUhc)

241 Serious Cat, this vid is for you:

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

Hope it helps!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 18, 2016 07:50 PM (044Fx)

242 I think my top floor is all one circuit. Three overhead lights, one wall light, two outlets

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:50 PM (U0lQa)

243 @14

Open your breaker panel take a look at the panel

List out how many breakers and what their amp ratings are.

You will have 15amp for standard circuits like overhead lights and room outlets.

You might have 20amp circuits for specialty items like window air conditioners.

You might have some double pole 220 30, 40, 50amp circuits for clothes dryers, ovens, heaters, etc.

You might have few circuits and may be overloading them.

A little more info would help.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (+lv+r)

244 I hate my brother because he's there at the Spurs game right now and he got a free Tim Duncan t-shirt. He's getting lots of hate-texts from me and our other siblings.

They're retiring Duncan's number tonight.

David Robinson may be biased, but he says Timmy is one of the top five best NBA players ever, and one of the five nicest guys to have played in the NBA.

Posted by: stace, deplorable at last at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (ozZau)

245 @butlersheriff Columbus Local news @wsyx6 showed footage of candlelight vigil going on as we speak in attempt to change electors vote!

Nothing like freezing your ass of for nothing, But Knock yourself out

Posted by: Evilpens at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (y3aQB)

246 Eureka! That did the trick!! Thankyou, thankyou, thanakyou!! You saved me a lot of unnecessary inconvenience.
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:41 PM (Uy6ri)
-----------



Blow dryer + heater = too many amps. Your breaker did it's job.
Glad you're back to normal.

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (Fn9AZ)

247 But I need to rewire all of them anyway

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (U0lQa)

248 Oh, good, Serious Cat has power again...Yay!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (044Fx)

249 It's a balmy -2 and -16 degrees with the wind chill in the Chicagoland area. Three cheers for global warming!

-2.4 and dropping in the west burbs. Dumb fcuks will be taking credit for the murder rate being down on the south and west sides.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (Cf0i2)

250 Not bad. I carried this team all the way until the coin flip. We can build upon that.

Posted by: Colin Kaepernick at December 18, 2016 07:52 PM (NBHj5)

251 208 Hey Cooth : )

Posted by: The Autumn Wind at December 18, 2016 07:44 PM (CRotO)



Hello, Sweetie!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:52 PM (EzgxV)

252 Candlelight vigils. Is there anything they can't do?

Let me rephrase that. Is there anything they can do, apart from virtue signaling?

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 07:53 PM (sdi6R)

253 219
Has there ever been a team that loses so many games in the 4th quarter other than the San Diego Chargers?
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:47 PM (Am6Ij)

Technically, every team loses in the fourth quarter.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 07:54 PM (7qAYi)

254
Let me rephrase that. Is there anything they can do, apart from virtue signaling?

+++

Let the victim's family meet the still unidentified killers?

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:55 PM (U0lQa)

255 butlersheriff Columbus Local news @wsyx6 showed footage of candlelight vigil going on as we speak in attempt to change electors vote!

Nothing like freezing your ass of for nothing, But Knock yourself out
Posted by: Evilpens at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (y3aQB)

I will drive by and Yell TTTTTTTRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPP.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2016 07:55 PM (dKiJG)

256 Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 07:53 PM (sdi6R)

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If anybody puts f*cking teddy bears where I came to an ignoble end, I will haunt you from beyond the grave.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 07:55 PM (EnKk6)

257 -2.4 and dropping in the west burbs. Dumb fcuks will be taking credit for the murder rate being down on the south and west sides.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 07:51 PM (Cf0i2)



It seems like even bad weather isn't slowing down the killings. They're very dedicated these days

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 18, 2016 07:55 PM (auHtY)

258 254
Let me rephrase that. Is there anything they can do, apart from virtue signaling?

+++

Let the victim's family meet the still unidentified killers?
Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 07:55 PM (U0lQa)

Give the ribbon makers a break?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 07:55 PM (voOPb)

259 My grandchildren have figured out how to use their iPad to face time me without their parents' knowledge. Actually it's the 4 year old who's the culprit. His 7 year sister is his partner in crime. I think I'll keep it a secret from my son.

Posted by: Tuna at December 18, 2016 07:57 PM (JSovD)

260 215 I am looking for opinions from the Horde. Can you help?

I am leaving for the warmth of Florida on Jan 4th and do not expect to return til end of April. I live in a townhouse in SE Penna (near Phila.) with neighbors on both sides. 2 story house is heated with an electric heat pump. Horrible type heating system IMO. How low can I put my thermostat that the pipes do not freeze? I want to keep as much $$$ from the PECO (Phila. Electric Co.) as I can.
Thanks!

Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 07:46 PM (Rx2dv)



How low can your thermostat go? The advice about leaving cupboard doors open on exterior walls sounds like a good idea.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 07:58 PM (EzgxV)

261
I hate calendars that start the week with Monday.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:59 PM (Am6Ij)

262 Autumn Wind?

Did you fart in a leafpile?

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:59 PM (Fn9AZ)

263 colder is better

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 07:59 PM (cPsPa)

264 Cars I've had that I can remember
71 Corolla Wagon
66 Bug
72 Opel GT
74 914
65 Impala convertible
74? Colt
Fiats including 128, 124 sedan, 850, 58 TV 1200 (still have)
VW Rabbits (several)
Jeep Cherokee
Ford Probe, Contour, Taurus
Several F100/150s
POS 80s Hyundai
Still have:
2 Ford Focuses
Chevy Equinox
69 Mustang
76 GMC Motorhome (EM-50)
2016 Mazda 3
2010 F-150
74 Dodge Powerwagont

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:00 PM (BO/km)

265 Also 72 Dodge Monaco station wagon with a 440. Dubbed "The Enterprise"

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:01 PM (BO/km)

266
If anybody puts f*cking teddy bears where I came to an ignoble end, I will haunt you from beyond the grave.

Oh man -- "roadside vigils" and roadside gravesites.

I dont understand this. They look awful and only get worse as the months go by.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:01 PM (Am6Ij)

267 Almost forgot the 68 Simca.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:02 PM (BO/km)

268
Some people go all out on these roadside gravesites, too.

Crosses planted in the ground like theyre headstones. Wreaths. Flowers. Stuffed animals.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:03 PM (Am6Ij)

269 Not to brag, but I will. I had a Cadillac El Dorado-(new) and I thought maybe that was a city but I checked. El Dorado was the Golden King but I still had a great car for 10 years. I lived my dream, now it is a Ford Fusion.

Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 08:03 PM (Rx2dv)

270 Is there a type of music sic I don't play well?

Posted by: Tom Petty at December 18, 2016 08:03 PM (M3DRt)

271
72 Opel GT

Ah, very nice.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:03 PM (Am6Ij)

272 If anybody puts f*cking teddy bears where I came to an ignoble end, I will haunt you from beyond the grave.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes
-------------------

What about a pair of teddy bears holding hands?
You know - platonic and all...

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 08:04 PM (Fn9AZ)

273 And the 74? Monte Carlo and the 80's Firebird that blew up.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:04 PM (BO/km)

274 They look awful and only get worse as the months go by.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:01 PM (Am6Ij)

And let's face it; the majority of them were drunk or stoned when they crashed into that tree.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2016 08:04 PM (42Mgr)

275 72 Opel GT
Ah, very nice.

I loved that little car. That's one I wish I still had.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:05 PM (BO/km)

276 First car was a '71 Toyota Corona. Automatic.


Wouldn't go over 10mph in winter, until tranny was *completely* warmed up. pos. Nothing but troubles from the day I got it in '79.


Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 18, 2016 08:06 PM (044Fx)

277 >>I am looking for opinions from the Horde. Can you help?



I am leaving for the warmth of Florida on Jan 4th and do not expect
to return til end of April. I live in a townhouse in SE Penna (near
Phila.) with neighbors on both sides. 2 story house is heated with an
electric heat pump. Horrible type heating system IMO. How low can I
put my thermostat that the pipes do not freeze? I want to keep as much
$$$ from the PECO (Phila. Electric Co.) as I can.

Thanks!

You can winterize the house. My mother has the water shut off to the house at the street, turns all the faucets open, flushes toilets and pours RV antifreeze in all the drains and toilet bowls. Sets thermostat to 55.
Our house we had a plumber install valves so that we can turn the water off and pump RV antifreeze into the pipes throughout the house. Antifreeze in drains and toilet bowls. We turn the heat completely off. We don't have to worry about a prolonged power failure resulting in freeze damage.

Posted by: Aviator at December 18, 2016 08:06 PM (/Nite)

278
And let's face it; the majority of them were drunk or stoned when they crashed into that tree.

That's the truth. People who do this are low-rent types that live like idiots. Sorry but it's true.

Of course there are exceptions and some are victims of drunk drivers.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:06 PM (Am6Ij)

279 Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 08:03 PM (Rx2dv)

El Dorado, California.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2016 08:06 PM (42Mgr)

280 Lots of people in stores seem to be saying "Merry Christmas" this year.



Trump Effect?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2016 08:06 PM (J+eG2)

281 If we start listing motorcycles this is going to take a while.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:07 PM (BO/km)

282 Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 07:59 PM (Fn9AZ)

---

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

Posted by: The Autumn Wind at December 18, 2016 08:08 PM (CRotO)

283
Another thing that's become a "thing" lately on SUV's mostly are the memorial stickers in the back windows.

For instance:

Scott "Dad" Smith
1951-2014

or Bernice "Mom" Jones
1943-2009


Why are people doing this?
Why does anyone want to drive around with an epitaph of their loved ones in their back windows next to a "Yankees Suck!" sticker? (It's a Boston thing.)

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:09 PM (Am6Ij)

284 Lots of people in stores seem to be saying "Merry Christmas" this year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2016 08:06 PM (J+eG2)

Not in Bergen County NJ!

Well...except for me. And I am Jewish.

I hate "Happy Holidays."

Who invented that? Somebody should find him and beat him to death with a yule log.

It's a Christian country (at least for a little while longer)! There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying "Merry Christmas."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2016 08:10 PM (42Mgr)

285 The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Posted by: Tom Petty at December 18, 2016 08:10 PM (M3DRt)

286 Almost forgot the Durango too.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:10 PM (BO/km)

287 The stores in my part of CA are still mostly too afraid to say "Merry Christmas." So I say it for them. Most of that message is "Merry Christmas," but a little part of it is "It's OK. We can all breathe again."

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 08:10 PM (iMxBJ)

288 Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:00 PM (BO/km)
That's a lot of cars.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:11 PM (Q5Ymk)

289 "Yankees Suck!" sticker? (It's a Boston thing.)

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:09 PM (Am6Ij)

Red Sox swallow.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2016 08:11 PM (42Mgr)

290 I kinda want to get a bunch of them family stickers and put me on my fender, like fighter pilots do

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 08:11 PM (U0lQa)

291 I forgot a 72 Coupe DeVille. Man I used to style in that ride. Gave it to my Mama. She was so short she had to look through the steering wheel.

Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2016 08:11 PM (zLDYs)

292 You know what is going to break this cold snap? When the EC results are announced for trump and the Left implodes so hard it achieves singularity and ignites a 3 million degree fusion reaction. We'll all be toasty then. I just hope it doesn't cause a runaway and consume the entire planet.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 18, 2016 08:11 PM (dnWSK)

293 And the Toyota van and wife's 240SX when we got married.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:12 PM (BO/km)

294
I will drive by and Yell TTTTTTTRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPP.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio


Drive by and yell
I'm nice and warm in my car, asshole!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 08:12 PM (IqV8l)

295
I kinda want to get a bunch of them family stickers and put me on my fender, like fighter pilots do

It took me a minute to get this...

Heh.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:12 PM (Am6Ij)

296
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UezSvnSJNvM
Posted by: The Autumn Wind at December 18, 2016 08:08 PM (CRotO)
--------------------

The Snake would be proud of you, Sargeant.

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 08:13 PM (Fn9AZ)

297 That is a lot of cars. What can I say I like cars.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:13 PM (BO/km)

298 I kinda want to get a bunch of them family stickers and put me on my fender, like fighter pilots do
Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 08:11 PM (U0lQa)


I want to get the stick-figure woman and 27 stick figure cats and apply it to the idiot parked in two spaces

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 08:13 PM (wZCfc)

299 Leftists have disproved Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Despite their greater mass, they cannot generate heat. Ask any Leftist's wife or girlfriend.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 08:13 PM (iMxBJ)

300 65 Pontiac Bonneville with electric windows. Left me walking many times.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 08:14 PM (Cf0i2)

301 Ram 2500 6 speed diesel. Animal with a handle.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 18, 2016 08:14 PM (giLZa)

302 freaked, I envy the size of your driveway.

Posted by: fluffy at December 18, 2016 08:14 PM (jw2Xw)

303 Daddy in jail stick figure

https://www.amazon.com/Stick-Figure-Sticker-Window-Laptop/dp/B00X9D3RYG

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 08:15 PM (IqV8l)

304 Red Sox swallow.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2016 08:11 PM (42Mgr)



lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2016 08:16 PM (cPsPa)

305 I kinda want to get a bunch of them family stickers and put me on my fender, like fighter pilots do


I could do that with squirrels and armadillos.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at December 18, 2016 08:16 PM (apyCW)

306 It's supposed to get *above* freezing tomorrow, oh joy!

Will be nice when the roads clear a bit more.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 18, 2016 08:16 PM (044Fx)

307 Family had a 67 Chevelle.

Posted by: Vendette at December 18, 2016 08:17 PM (exyD+)

308 Mercedes is a city in Texas...down in the Rio Grande Valley.

My folks used to live there.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 18, 2016 08:18 PM (mFA3Z)

309 Here are a couple of pretty cool electoral maps. FenelonSpoke linked one this morning.

http://www.vividmaps.com/2016/12/trumpland-and-clinton-archipelago.html#more

Trump Land looks like it has been impacted by lots of meteors.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 08:19 PM (sdi6R)

310 260 Cthulhu How low can your thermostat go? The advice about leaving cupboard doors open on exterior walls sounds like a good idea.

I checked and the thermostat goes down to 40 and last year I did leave all cabinet doors under sinks open -even though all were on inside walls. Last year I was away for 2 months and had the thermostat at 56 and wondered if I could go lower
Thanks

Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 08:19 PM (Rx2dv)

311 He said Underwood.

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at December 18, 2016 08:19 PM (GsAUU)

312 Oh, late '60s Chevelles... party craft! Seating for 6 comfortably, 10 if they're skinny, and sneak 4 more into the drive-in in the trunk!

Not that we ever did that, of course.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 18, 2016 08:20 PM (044Fx)

313
Mercedes is a city in Texas...down in the Rio Grande Valley.


Heh.
population: 15K

in Hildago County

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:20 PM (Am6Ij)

314 287 The stores in my part of CA are still mostly too afraid to say "Merry Christmas." So I say it for them. Most of that message is "Merry Christmas," but a little part of it is "It's OK. We can all breathe again."
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 08:10 PM (iMxBJ)

My boss is Muslim and guess what, we all say Merry Christmas. He says Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 18, 2016 08:20 PM (s7hQ/)

315 Had a Chevrolet Impala SS.
Pontiac Trans Am
Corvette Stingray
Dodge Ram (5 of these)
Nissan Maxima
Nissan 280 ZX

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 18, 2016 08:21 PM (mFA3Z)

316
"hildalgo" is Spanish for....??

I'll give you a minute...(tick tock...)...

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:21 PM (Am6Ij)

317 Man, Cowboys fans are spoiled here. There's the game on TV. Then on one sports station, there's the Westwood One national broadcast. As if that weren't enough, the local hard rock station has the homer broadcast every game.

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at December 18, 2016 08:21 PM (GsAUU)

318 And now to watch the Cowboys destroy the Bucs.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (kTF2Z)

319 "hildalgo" is Spanish for....??

I'll give you a minute...(tick tock...)...
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:21 PM (Am6Ij)

Hillary is the Devil. Hasta be.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (CFc5L)

320
time's up

"hildalgo" is Spanish for....??

gentleman

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (Am6Ij)

321 Heh.

population: 15K



in Hildago County





Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:20 PM (Am6Ij)

Population increases during the cold months...when the "Winter Texans" descend upon the Valley.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (mFA3Z)

322 Mama and papa Vendette both had 67 cameros. Then they had kids.

Posted by: Vendette at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (exyD+)

323 Huh huh, off sock.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (GsAUU)

324 I kinda want to get a bunch of them family stickers and put me on my fender, like fighter pilots do

I saw a Jeep the other day with a bunch of stick figure people running in terror from a giant stick-figure Jeep.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 18, 2016 08:23 PM (5dOnv)

325 Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 08:10 PM (iMxBJ)
I say merry Christmas too. Everyone has replied merry Christmas.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:23 PM (Q5Ymk)

326 Zsa Zsa has died at 99.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:23 PM (BO/km)

327 El Dorado was a mystical city of gold

Posted by: Random Joe at December 18, 2016 08:24 PM (THvpV)

328 Most peeps around here (in my little district in CA) say Merry Christmas, including my Muslim dentist (Pretty much MINOs, I mean, they sometimes work Fridays, they don't keep Halal, and it's a mother-and-daughter practice, so they wouldn't exactly fit into Saudi Arabia).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 18, 2016 08:24 PM (wB8Tg)

329 Any tips?

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Uy6ri)

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

Yes rooms are generally on one branch circuit breaker. Many times a bath and bedroom are on one branch breaker. Check your breakers to see if one has tripped. If so, unplug your heater and hair dryer and then reset the breaker. Push in the position it is in and then the other way. If you have a problem in the bath or kitchen it could be a GFI outlet. Find that outlet, unplug your appliance(s) and hit reset. With your level f electrical knowledge do NOT attempt any rewiring in the breaker box.

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable & Profoundly Unserious at December 18, 2016 08:25 PM (cOHS7)

330 I haven't been sunning on a beach in 15 months. I so need that. Not that it's particularly cold here right now, but everything is relative.

Alas, it remains a dream.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 08:25 PM (tHwdc)

331 Mama and papa Vendette both had 67 cameros. Then they had kids.

Makes sense. There's a whhoooolllleee lotta room in the back seat of those '67s...

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 18, 2016 08:25 PM (044Fx)

332 326 Zsa Zsa has died at 99.
Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:23 PM (BO/km)

2016 grabs another.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 08:25 PM (7qAYi)

333 "hildalgo" is Spanish for....??

Pig Latin for "Cankles will never be President of the United States".

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 08:26 PM (Cf0i2)

334 Jason Garrett....never has so little been accomplished by someone who has had so much.

Go Bucs! Push 'em back, push 'em back, push 'em back good, send the Dallas Cowgurls back to da hood.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 18, 2016 08:26 PM (5VlCp)

335 40 degrees and a windchill below 30 today at today's coursing trial in La Marque. Let's put it this way: it was a bad day to be a Whippet. I was paddock master, so I was out in the field the whole time.

Both Dutchess and Sonny got the first legs of their Junior Coursing titles, making the day more worthwhile.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 18, 2016 08:26 PM (J8/9G)

336 Hidalgo>Spotted horse that can run 600 miles.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 18, 2016 08:26 PM (giLZa)

337

I want one.

http://www.caranddriver.com/chevrolet/camaro-zl1

Posted by: Willie Wonte at December 18, 2016 08:27 PM (2h5oN)

338 Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 18, 2016 08:25 PM (044Fx)


Only result would have been 1 of 4.


Rip zsa zsa

Posted by: Vendette at December 18, 2016 08:27 PM (exyD+)

339
have we ever done a review of Caraba's?

This restaurant chain seemed to appear out of nowhere real fast, and I hear good things.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:27 PM (Am6Ij)

340 261
I hate calendars that start the week with Monday.
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 07:59 PM (Am6Ij)
----------------------------
That is how they do it in Latin America.
After DECADES of living in the US, I still can't stand calendars that start with Monday!

Beginning with Sunday makes no sense to me.* You have 5 workdays. The week begins with Monday, right? Then you have the weekEND.

*(I realize there are historical, religious reasons for calling Sunday the first day. And it's noteworthy that Spanish-speaking lands recognize this by calling Saturday, "sabado," i.e., Sabbath/7th day. But,......)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 08:28 PM (Nox3c)

341 Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (Am6Ij)
I didn't know that. What's Caballero? I thought that was gentlemen. Vaquero is cowboy or is ranchero?
We have these big rides around here called the Vaquero ride but their name is rancheros vistadores. Reagan was a member.
Some of my good friends are members.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:28 PM (Q5Ymk)

342 310 260 Cthulhu How low can your thermostat go? The advice about leaving cupboard doors open on exterior walls sounds like a good idea.

I checked and the thermostat goes down to 40 and last year I did leave all cabinet doors under sinks open -even though all were on inside walls. Last year I was away for 2 months and had the thermostat at 56 and wondered if I could go lower
Thanks

Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 08:19 PM (Rx2dv)



I don't know if I'd go all the way to 40, but 50 sounds eminently doable. You might check with your neighbors, who are bound to be more knowledgeable about local conditions.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:29 PM (EzgxV)

343
Yesterday was a cold day. Today was a damp and bone-chilling day.

Working through financial rat's nest. Such a fun evening.

Be well!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 18, 2016 08:29 PM (BK3ZS)

344 I hate calendars that start the week with Monday.

Damned near as annoying as chimps.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at December 18, 2016 08:29 PM (Tyii7)

345 333
"hildalgo" is Spanish for....??


Gravy.

Posted by: Mimzey at December 18, 2016 08:29 PM (n3hky)

346 Sigh. The only car I demolished was a '76 Camero. Spun out on ice on a bridge. The swept the vehicle up with a push broom. Literally.

Dad LOVED the car. A lot more than me. Made the state police call and tell him about it. He was super angry.

But then when he made a profit on the vehicle, he was less angry. Took a long, long time to get over that.

/and, thanks to that accident, I have back 'issues.'

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 18, 2016 08:29 PM (puFVl)

347 RIP Zsa Zsa.

I read that she spent a lot of time and money losing her accent, only to discover that it was an enhancement to her career.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 08:30 PM (tHwdc)

348
You have 5 workdays.

Not if you don't work.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 08:30 PM (IqV8l)

349 305 I kinda want to get a bunch of them family stickers and put me on my fender, like fighter pilots do

Put 'em on in rows: Top row Dads, next row Moms, then kids, last row pets/animals. Don't want to confuse people.

http://tinyurl.com/jrs36vl

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 08:30 PM (di1hb)

350 update your dead pool

2016 has claimed another

RIP Zsa Zsa

Posted by: Rick in SK at December 18, 2016 08:30 PM (K2T58)

351 As I recall, only the elderly drove the K cars. I would pass a K car creeping down the road, and sure enough, there would be a little white head peering over the steering wheel.bwhat in the world, besides price, was the attraction of these cars?

Posted by: Libertarianwannabe at December 18, 2016 08:30 PM (nQ10o)

352 "hildalgo" is Spanish for....??


Privilege. Hispanic privilege.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 08:31 PM (tHwdc)

353
24 hours from now the final nail will have been driven into the coffin of Hillary's Presidential aspirations.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 18, 2016 08:31 PM (BK3ZS)

354
A caballero is a gentlemen, too, I guess, or a man on a horse, or a horse-rider.

google: late 16th century: Spanish, from hijo de algo, literally 'son of something' (i.e., of an important person).

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:31 PM (Am6Ij)

355 C'mon, Bucs! Hold them Cowboys!

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:32 PM (GsAUU)

356 339
have we ever done a review of Caraba's?

This restaurant chain seemed to appear out of nowhere real fast, and I hear good things.
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:27 PM (Am6Ij)

If you're going to eat at an Italian chain, Carabba's is by far the best. Food is very good, as is the ambiance. Sign up for their rewards program and every fourth meal is 50% off.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 08:32 PM (7qAYi)

357 I love the Dodge Aries, so there.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (BS8yt)

358
Damned near as annoying as chimps.

Well, not as bad as fucking chimps but close.



Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (Am6Ij)

359 Once I was at an air show and they had an A-10 on static display. It had some of those bullet hole decals on the nose.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (sdi6R)

360
The week begins on Sunday.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (Am6Ij)

361 341 Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (Am6Ij)
I didn't know that. What's Caballero? I thought that was gentlemen. Vaquero is cowboy or is ranchero?
We have these big rides around here called the Vaquero ride but their name is rancheros vistadores. Reagan was a member.
Some of my good friends are members.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:28 PM (Q5Ymk)



Caballo is a horse; caballero is a horseman. Vaca is a cow; vaquero is a cowboy. Rancho is a ranch; ranchero is a ranch hand.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (EzgxV)

362 Well, not as bad as fucking chimps but close.


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

it's about time

Posted by: That Chicken at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (K2T58)

363 A caballero is a gentlemen, too, I guess, or a man on a horse, or a horse-rider.

google: late 16th century: Spanish, from hijo de algo, literally 'son of something' (i.e., of an important person).
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:31 PM (Am6Ij)

--The same way someone who was a knight was "Sir," which now is a catch-all form of address to gentlemen.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:34 PM (GsAUU)

364 279 Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 08:03 PM (Rx2dv)

El Dorado, California.

Thanks, my first thought was that is was a city- I just didn't research it too well.

Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 08:34 PM (Rx2dv)

365 353
24 hours from now the final nail will have been driven into the coffin of Hillary's Presidential aspirations.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 18, 2016 08:31 PM (BK3ZS)


From what I've read, it doesn't become official until the results are read in Congress on Jan. 6.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 08:34 PM (sdi6R)

366
If you're going to eat at an Italian chain, Carabba's is by far the best. Food is very good, as is the ambiance.

I'll try it someday. Unless you think Olive Garden is good...


Olive Garden is not bad, but it's not good Italic food, either. It's okay.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:34 PM (Am6Ij)

367 "Hidalgo," which means gentleman, in the sense of having a noble bloodline, is derived from "hijo de algo," meaning "son of something."
I always loved that. An hidalgo is Somebody --- but who knows or cares what!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 08:35 PM (Nox3c)

368 I'd love a ZL1, though from the sample I've had, I'd want a custom seat to give me a little more room and like 4 heads-up displays for the extra cameras that let me see around me.

It *looks* better than the Mustang, but the visibility is just as bad.

If I were handed one, though, I'd probably have to sell it to pay bills. Still, I'd love for someone to give me one!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 18, 2016 08:35 PM (wB8Tg)

369 346 Sigh. The only car I demolished was...

3 totals for me. 2 were GOVs, so I don't count them. My first Spitfire was lost in a collision with a pickup at about 50 mph. He did not yield while making a left turn in front of me. I was taking it to the dealer for 1000 mile service. Insurance adjust told me go to the lot and pick out a replacement.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 08:35 PM (di1hb)

370 University Weather Studies - a limerick


In college on cold days like these
You have to take care not to freeze
Whether you study climatology
Or major in meteorology
It's only a matter of degrees

Posted by: Muldoon at December 18, 2016 08:36 PM (wPiJc)

371 WTF is Google doing celebrating Steve Biko today?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (U6f54)

372 If you're going to eat at an Italian chain, Carabba's is by far the best. Food is very good, as is the ambiance. Sign up for their rewards program and every fourth meal is 50% off.
Posted by: josephistan
'--------------


It has to be better than that shit hole Ray Romano put his name on!

Posted by: Stinky Uncle Jim at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (Fn9AZ)

373 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (EzgxV)
Thanks, I confuse my Spanish. I knew the caballo is a horse but I thought cow was baca. When Spanish speakers say a v as in victor it sounds like a b.
I've been doing duolingo to try and learn Spanish.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (Q5Ymk)

374 It snowed here a few days ago, and has just been sitting there slightly melting each day. Gets into the low 20s at night and low 30s in the day, I wish it would either melt or snow more. This halfway nothing sucks.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (39g3+)

375
I figure we burn out a certain number of brain cells for each AoS thread we're in. So it's nice when we learn a thing or two about a thing or two while we're here so we come out ahead.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (Am6Ij)

376 Muldoon has rhythm,

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 08:39 PM (Cf0i2)

377
Just visited weasel.com to see who cleaned up with Zsa Zsa in her Dead Pool competition (wasn't me).

She has five hilarious Hillary jabs

http://sweasel.com/
wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hillarynot.jpg

http://sweasel.com/
wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hillarynot2.jpg

http://sweasel.com/
wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hillarynot3.jpg

http://sweasel.com/
wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hillarythurs.jpg

And the best one --

http://sweasel.com/
wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hillaryfriday.jpg

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Irredeemable Cycling Stars (TM) at December 18, 2016 08:39 PM (BK3ZS)

378 Olive Garden is not bad, but it's not good Italic food, either. It's okay.

Its the worst Italian food I've ever eaten. Other than that its okay.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 18, 2016 08:40 PM (39g3+)

379 IGNORE the casino and instead explore the whole place -- it's actually quite fascinating! Fabulous views, great architecture, beautiful port area, etc. Just don't buy anything.
Posted by: zombie at December 18, 2016 07:19 PM (jBuUi)

Yknow why Monaco is so wealthy?

World headquarters of merchant maritime corporations, for many centuries. Kind of like Switzerland is for bankers, but for international marine trading.

Posted by: Tom Waits at December 18, 2016 08:40 PM (Pby3z)

380 this is uncalled for, and completely wrong. And I laughed


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZqrfDd1IEs

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 08:41 PM (wZCfc)

381

Caballo Diablo
the outlaw
atop the Sierra Madre

http://tinyurl.com/jqlmvks

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at December 18, 2016 08:41 PM (x3uSY)

382 WTF is Google doing celebrating Steve Biko today?
Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (U6f54)

South African Marxist who hated whitey goes to the front of the line......

Wait till Mugabe's burpday.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 18, 2016 08:41 PM (5VlCp)

383 Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:34 PM (GsAUU)
That's what the guy that works here told me caballero was gentlemen. I'm learning Spanish and I try practicing and he tells me no one says that word.
Like bebemos or beben, they use a different word. I can't remember the word he told me.
It's all very confusing as I imagine English is to a non native speaker.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:41 PM (Q5Ymk)

384 Currently -5F and dropping here in northern WI.

Posted by: davidt at December 18, 2016 08:42 PM (XoldI)

385 Yknow why Monaco is so wealthy?

World headquarters of merchant maritime corporations, for many centuries. Kind of like Switzerland is for bankers, but for international marine trading.

Posted by: Tom Waits at December 18, 2016 08:40 PM (Pby3z


Meanwhile ... your local cub scout den could overrun the place, if they so chose. The only reason they haven't done it, yet, is because there's no merit badge offered for the capture.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2016 08:43 PM (zc3Db)

386 Thanks, again Cthulhu. Unfortunately, none of my neighbors or the friends I have are lucky enough to go away for any length of time.

Posted by: areswoman at December 18, 2016 08:43 PM (Rx2dv)

387
Cavalry
Cavalier
Caballero

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:43 PM (Am6Ij)

388 Yeah, a caballero is literally a horseman and/or knight --- it's a cognate with French chevalier and English cavalier/cavalryman.

Nowadays "caballero" usually just means "gentleman" and does not imply horsies or a noble bloodline.
"Damas y caballeros" is the Spanish equivalent of "ladies and gentlemen."

Not that cis-gendering like that is okay, mind you.
But if you're bigoted enough to say such things,....

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 08:44 PM (Nox3c)

389 Chevalier

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at December 18, 2016 08:44 PM (x3uSY)

390
Like bebemos or beben...

We kiss, they kiss?

Just kissing.

er, just kidding.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:44 PM (Am6Ij)

391 Another example is granjero I learned is farmer but I was told no one says that they say ranchero.
Here I say farmer but call the places we farm ranches.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:45 PM (Q5Ymk)

392 384
Currently -5F and dropping here in northern WI.

West burbs of Chicago -3.5 and dropping.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 08:45 PM (Cf0i2)

393
Cabriolet means...??

(nothing to do with horses)

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:45 PM (Am6Ij)

394 Cavalry
Cavalier
Caballero

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:43 PM (Am6Ij)


Cab

Cabal

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2016 08:46 PM (zc3Db)

395 Freaked, why so many?

Posted by: Tom Petty at December 18, 2016 08:46 PM (M3DRt)

396 A dry 40 below is better than a wet 20 above.

Posted by: Vendette at December 18, 2016 08:46 PM (exyD+)

397 Meanwhile ... your local cub scout den could overrun the place, if they so chose. The only reason they haven't done it, yet, is because there's no merit badge offered for the capture.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2016 08:43 PM (zc3Db)

Of course. Why should they have any defense? All their money is in their Swiss bank accounts.

Posted by: Tom Waits at December 18, 2016 08:46 PM (Pby3z)

398
Cavalry was in the Bible.

also Golgotha??

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:47 PM (Am6Ij)

399 384 Currently -5F and dropping here in northern WI.
Posted by: davidt at December 18, 2016 08:42 PM (XoldI)

We must be further north. -11 here.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 08:47 PM (voOPb)

400 Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:44 PM (Am6Ij)
I thought that is drink? Besa is kiss. I think. I hope you're kidding or I need to practice more.
Another example is I learned enfermo(sp?) is sick but they say gripa (sp?).

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:47 PM (Q5Ymk)

401 "hildalgo" is Spanish for....??



gentleman



Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:22 PM (Am6Ij)


"Hijo de algo" or son of something

Minor nobility, second sons of second sons, shirt-tail relatives of the important, people who's fathers or grandfathers would have been known as "lord first-name" and recognized bastards.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 08:47 PM (wZCfc)

402 373 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (EzgxV)
Thanks, I confuse my Spanish. I knew the caballo is a horse but I thought cow was baca. When Spanish speakers say a v as in victor it sounds like a b.
I've been doing duolingo to try and learn Spanish.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (Q5Ymk)


You're in a nice area to learn Spanish. Paso Robles means "pass of the oaks"; Alamo Pintado means "painted poplar"; Sierra Nevada means "snowy saw". So now you can go into a wood shop and use the "sierra de banda" to cut up your "tablas de roble" to "construir" something and make it "pintado".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:48 PM (EzgxV)

403 373 When Spanish speakers say a v as in victor it sounds like a b.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:37 PM (Q5Ymk)
-------------------------
Ha!
The English slang word "buckeroo" comes from "vaquero."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 18, 2016 08:48 PM (Nox3c)

404 360
The week begins on Sunday.
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:33 PM (Am6Ij)

+++

Amen.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 18, 2016 08:48 PM (CFc5L)

405 Cabriolet means...??

(nothing to do with horses)

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:45 PM (Am6Ij)


A horse drawn carriage we'd all be driving if the greenies had their way. Of course, PETA would complain about using horses so I guess slaves would make a comeback.

Posted by: RickZ at December 18, 2016 08:49 PM (dQLTf)

406 Like bebemos or beben, they use a different word. I can't remember the word he told me.
It's all very confusing as I imagine English is to a non native speaker.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:41 PM (Q5Ymk)

--He uses tomar instead?

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:49 PM (GsAUU)

407 When Spanish speakers say a v as in victor it sounds like a b.


*****


Which is why vaquero (pronounced bah-kerr'-oh) morphed into 'buckaroo'.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 18, 2016 08:49 PM (wPiJc)

408 It was in the 50s today in the Philly burbs, but rainy and dreary. I didn't bother going Outside.

Any day without yard work is a good day.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 08:49 PM (sdi6R)

409 'Freaked, why so many?'


Call it a hobby. The real question is why not more?
The answer is "Mrs. F'd"

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:50 PM (BO/km)

410 396 A dry 40 below is better than a wet 20 above.
Posted by: Vendette at December 18, 2016 08:46 PM (exyD+)

No. It. Is. Not.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 08:50 PM (voOPb)

411 As Margarita DeVille has already pointed out, apparently.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 18, 2016 08:50 PM (wPiJc)

412 When Spanish speakers say a v as in victor it sounds like a b.

That's true in many languages. The two phonemes are very closely related.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2016 08:51 PM (zc3Db)

413 One of the perks about living in NY/NJ is that you have local Italian restaurants to eat at and don't have to go to chain restaurants.

There is a restaurant that I get Gnocci bolagnese parmagian that is to die for.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 18, 2016 08:51 PM (+lv+r)

414 Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:45 PM (Am6Ij)
Cabriolet means expensive convertible.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:51 PM (Q5Ymk)

415 393
Cabriolet means...??

(nothing to do with horses)
Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:45 PM (Am6Ij)

Actually, it does. Is cabriolet us a form of open coach.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 18, 2016 08:51 PM (IG3bX)

416 Cavalry
Calvary

Magnet
Magnate

murmur
mummer

iSpell with an accent.






Posted by: Willie Wonte at December 18, 2016 08:51 PM (2h5oN)

417 400 Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:44 PM (Am6Ij)
I thought that is drink? Besa is kiss. I think. I hope you're kidding or I need to practice more.
Another example is I learned enfermo(sp?) is sick but they say gripa (sp?).

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:47 PM (Q5Ymk)


Enfermo is sick; grippa (sp?) is illness.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:52 PM (EzgxV)

418
Actually, it does. Is cabriolet us a form of open coach.

Damn you're right, of course!

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (Am6Ij)

419 CaliGrl, gripa usually means cold/flu/stomach bug.

Enfermo is more of a general term, at least that's how it was further south (SoCal)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (ZINBf)

420 405
A horse drawn carriage we'd all be driving if the greenies had their way. Of course, PETA would complain about using horses so I guess slaves would make a comeback.
Posted by: RickZ at December 18, 2016 08:49 PM (dQLTf)


Gee, it's almost as if industrialization meant progress.

Funny how "progressives" have so many problems with it.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (sdi6R)

421 It's not a tomar

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (U0lQa)

422 Cavalry was in the Bible.

also Golgotha??

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:47 PM (Am6Ij)

--No, it was Calvary. the Spanish calavera (skull) comes from the same Latin root.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (GsAUU)

423 Shocked she let you get away with that many

Posted by: Tom Petty at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (M3DRt)

424
Cavalry
Calvary


So confusing.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (Am6Ij)

425 417 400 Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:44 PM (Am6Ij)
I thought that is drink? Besa is kiss. I think. I hope you're kidding or I need to practice more.
Another example is I learned enfermo(sp?) is sick but they say gripa (sp?).

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:47 PM (Q5Ymk)


Enfermo is sick; grippa (sp?) is illness.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:52 PM (EzgxV)


You might ask: "esta usted enfermo?" but you wouldn't say "esta usted grippa?"

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:54 PM (EzgxV)

426 Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:49 PM (GsAUU)
Maybe, I don't remember. He tries to teach me Spanish and I keep telling him one word at a time. The latest one I learned is codo(sp?). Elbow. It means they won't pay for lunch because they are cheap or barato.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:55 PM (Q5Ymk)

427 Gripa is an illness, grappa makes you ill.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 08:56 PM (7qAYi)

428 Grippe is another word for the flu (I assumed that word was brought over to English by the Normans). Grippe is French for influenza.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:56 PM (GsAUU)

429 Any Baptist can tell you the difference between Calvary and cavalry. Or any infantryman as far as that goes.

Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2016 08:56 PM (zLDYs)

430
--No, it was Calvary. the Spanish calavera (skull) comes from the same Latin root.

As in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Calavera..

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:56 PM (Am6Ij)

431 The 9th Gate is a very ceepy movie.

Posted by: Tom Petty at December 18, 2016 08:57 PM (M3DRt)

432 --He uses tomar instead?
Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:49 PM (GsAUU)

Yep, like the ads: Tome Coca Cola, Tome Big Red

Posted by: stace, deplorable at last at December 18, 2016 08:57 PM (ozZau)

433
Gripa is an illness, grappa makes you ill.

Isn't there a condition called "the grip?"

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:57 PM (Am6Ij)

434
You might ask: "esta usted enfermo?" but you wouldn't say "esta usted grippa

+++

Isn't that a flow thing? Den versus dg

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 08:58 PM (U0lQa)

435 429 Any Baptist can tell you the difference between Calvary and cavalry. Or any infantryman as far as that goes.
Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2016 08:56 PM (zLDYs)

Corpsemen every where agree

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 08:58 PM (voOPb)

436
Cabesa means "head."

Cervesa means beer.


Testa, in Italian, means head.

Testarossa means "red head." I think. Named for the red engine parts. I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:59 PM (Am6Ij)

437 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 08:54 PM (EzgxV)
I haven't advanced enough to say esta usted. I just say the word I know. I used to say enfermo? I'm learning. If I do try to speak a sentence I can see them trying to figure out what I'm trying to say because I say it wrong.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 08:59 PM (Q5Ymk)

438 MisHum @435- Graves Registration.

Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2016 09:00 PM (zLDYs)

439 You migh answer "esta usted enfermo?" with "Tengo la grippa."

Posted by: Fox2! at December 18, 2016 09:00 PM (IG3bX)

440 Paso Robles means "pass of the oaks"

And it really is! Smack in the middle of some of the most dismal landscape around. You start going towards Lost Hills and- especially after you reach it- you wonder why they even built the road.

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 09:00 PM (ZIFyZ)

441 Any Baptist can tell you the difference between Calvary and cavalry.

--Not this Southern Baptist. I was mocked for getting it wrong.

you can even ask Google how to spell a word you can't spell, and Google knows what word you are thinking of. It's spooky.

Posted by: Willie Wonte at December 18, 2016 09:01 PM (2h5oN)

442 qdpsteve >>> K-cars

We had 2 of them. God my husband loved those cars and would buy another in a heartbeat. Our kids were embarrassed to be seen driving them. But they sure were great cars for the money. Cheap, basic transportation.

Posted by: cfomahm at December 18, 2016 09:02 PM (RfzVr)

443
Dallas Vaqueros get a huge break -- about to score...

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:03 PM (Am6Ij)

444 got a question for the Horde: I'm taking a drug, Ribavirin, that causes an itchy rash. Sarna anti-itch lotion works very well to reduce the itchiness but my problem is that center part of the back that even my much younger arms couldn't reach.

Does anyone have any ideas about a lotion applicator, similar to a back scratcher but with a lotioning pad that is available to buy or build?

I've thought of simply impregnating a cloth pad with lotion and using my back scratcher to move it around but there's no grip to hold it - like an alligator clip - and the waste of lotion would be costly as the stuff is about a buck an ounce.

Thank you in advance!

Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:03 PM (pxwEr)

445 428 Grippe is another word for the flu (I assumed that word was brought over to English by the Normans). Grippe is French for influenza.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 08:56 PM (GsAUU)


In conversational California Spanish, it's used as a generic ailment -- similar to English, where "stomach flu" is a bacterial gastrointestinal ailment wholly unrelated to the viral respiratory illness that is influenza.


Spanish has a lot of regionalisms that aren't generally taught well. Using "pajaro" for a generic bird; which verb to use for drinking, etc.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 09:04 PM (EzgxV)

446
433
Gripa is an illness, grappa makes you ill.

Isn't there a condition called "the grip?"

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 08:57 PM (Am6Ij)








Yeah, something to do with Kung Fu

Posted by: GI Joe at December 18, 2016 09:05 PM (LuZz8)

447 Chris Collinsworth should STFU

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 18, 2016 09:06 PM (voOPb)

448 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (ZINBf)
There is one guy that will help around my house that doesn't speak English very well. When I am sniffing from allergies he always asks gripa?
I've never heard them say enfermo, only gripa.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:06 PM (Q5Ymk)

449 LMAO Zeke Elliott penalized for jumping into the giant Salvation Army kettle.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:07 PM (GsAUU)

450 Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:03 PM (pxwEr)
---
Do you have one of those gripping things for toilet bowl scrubbers? Use it (cleaned!) along with a sponge as an applicator.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:07 PM (EnKk6)

451 269 279 Also Eldorado, Kansas

Posted by: jayhawkone at December 18, 2016 09:07 PM (ZD+J8)

452
This has to be the dumbest tv commercial Ive ever seen.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:07 PM (Am6Ij)

453 I'm disappointed in you again America. I'm here in Hawaii and I hear people are complaining about cold?

Posted by: Obama at December 18, 2016 09:08 PM (jxw6R)

454 Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:03 PM (pxwEr)


+++

A really long Q-Tip would be good without wasting lotion.
I've seen them, I don't know where. I simply cannot remember.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 18, 2016 09:08 PM (CFc5L)

455 444 Does anyone have any ideas about a lotion applicator, similar to a back scratcher but with a lotioning pad that is available to buy or build?
Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:03 PM (pxwEr)


Well, searching the Web for "sponge on a stick" turns up lots of results. Your Grand Obese types use that to wash themselves.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:08 PM (iMxBJ)

456 CaliGirl, one of the things to do is start looking for cognates in English and Spanish, a lot of the vocab is from Latin and French, which is cousin to Spanish.
Look into Grimm's law about the changes in European languages and focus on the changes between English and Spanish and French.

People get tied up in the various verbs, but to start with only worry about present, past and future, and leave the others be for a while. No one really uses subjunctive for example

for pronunciation the V and B are pronounced identically, and depending on the regional accent it is a non-plosive, voiced "B" sound
(and example of an English non-plosive voiced versus plosive voiced consonant is the difference between K and hard G: as in "Card" and "Guard"

One of the easiest native speaker spelling errors is substituting the V for a B. It is funny at times, like the sign that is supposed to say "Don't dump garbage" (No botes basura) that is turned into (No Votes Basura) "don't vote for garbage"


Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 09:08 PM (wZCfc)

457 444 got a question for the Horde: I'm taking a drug, Ribavirin, that causes an itchy rash. Sarna anti-itch lotion works very well to reduce the itchiness but my problem is that center part of the back that even my much younger arms couldn't reach.

Does anyone have any ideas about a lotion applicator, similar to a back scratcher but with a lotioning pad that is available to buy or build?

I've thought of simply impregnating a cloth pad with lotion and using my back scratcher to move it around but there's no grip to hold it - like an alligator clip - and the waste of lotion would be costly as the stuff is about a buck an ounce.

Thank you in advance!
Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:03 PM (pxwEr)

They make sponges on sticks for applying body wash & the like.

Posted by: josephistan at December 18, 2016 09:08 PM (7qAYi)

458 This has to be the dumbest tv commercial Ive ever seen.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:07 PM (Am6Ij)

And here's the greatest!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3MxAH-kDI

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:09 PM (EnKk6)

459 OK, I owned a car named Tiger. Sunbeam Tiger, 1965, tiny British sports roadster with a Ford 260 V-8 engine and four-speed manual. You could put it in first and take it to 50, stick it in second and go up to 75, slip into third and to 100, and THEN drop it into high and it would throw you back in your seat. Those things ate 'Vettes for lunch and spit out the plastic bits. Great times. Late one night after a few glasses of adult beverages I drove it up Lake Shore Drive in Chicago at 100 m.p.h. I am a lot calmer now.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:09 PM (ro5Th)

460 448 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 08:53 PM (ZINBf)
There is one guy that will help around my house that doesn't speak English very well. When I am sniffing from allergies he always asks gripa?
I've never heard them say enfermo, only gripa.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:06 PM (Q5Ymk)


Well, since it's a thing, you don't have to match its gender to the noun. You would be "enferma", I would be "enfermo"....but we'd all have "grippa".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 09:10 PM (EzgxV)

461
That Sunbeam would be worth a lot of $$ today.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:10 PM (Am6Ij)

462 (No Votes Basura) "don't vote for garbage"

No need to get personal.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (IcT7t)

463 Unfortunately, there is a Corolla, NC


I was hoping to prove Soothsayer wrong.

Posted by: Lumpy at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (y/bte)

464 I've seen them, I don't know where. I simply cannot remember

+++

Your doctor. Ahem

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (U0lQa)

465
And here's the greatest!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3MxAH-kDI



If that's real, we really do live in Idiocracy.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (Am6Ij)

466 "A really long Q-Tip would be good without wasting lotion.
I've seen them, I don't know where. I simply cannot remember."

Long q-tips are used for cleaning guns. They're available everywhere--Amazon, etc.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (fYFz4)

467 458 And here's the greatest!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3MxAH-kDI
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:09 PM (EnKk6)


Wow. He even hired that dwarf dude I've seen in like a million things.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (iMxBJ)

468 Was that Maxwell Smart's Sunbeam?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 09:12 PM (IqV8l)

469
I was hoping to prove Soothsayer wrong.


Unpossible!

I know things. I see things.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:12 PM (Am6Ij)

470 That Sunbeam would be worth a lot of $$ today.

I know (sad face). In 1965 I think I paid about $3500 new off the showroom floor. I used to dream about that car, for years, usually discovering that I still had it, only to wake up to find that, nope!

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:12 PM (ro5Th)

471 Well, not everywhere. Gun store, Amazon, etc.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 18, 2016 09:12 PM (fYFz4)

472
Was that Maxwell Smart's Sunbeam?

Didn't he have a Karman Ghia and an Opel?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:12 PM (Am6Ij)

473 Wow. He even hired that dwarf dude I've seen in like a million things.
Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (iMxBJ)
---
Right? He's like one rung down from Dinklage. Law Hawk put some serious coin into this production.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:13 PM (EnKk6)

474 Goodness, Dylan craps excellence

Posted by: Tom Petty at December 18, 2016 09:13 PM (M3DRt)

475 452
This has to be the dumbest tv commercial Ive ever seen.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:07 PM (Am6Ij)
---------------

Was it that stupid Amy Shumer one for Old Navy? I just saw that and my IQ dropped 30 points.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 09:13 PM (sBOL1)

476 Was that Maxwell Smart's Sunbeam?

No, it was mine. But his was the same model.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:13 PM (ro5Th)

477 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 09:04 PM (EzgxV)
I knew pajaro. I also know vibora and arana negra.
The other thing that native Spanish speakers do is when they tell you how big a snake is they hold one hand by their hip with their hand sideways instead of flat. I would put both hands up to show them how wide it is. When they talk about a person their hand is flat.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:13 PM (Q5Ymk)

478 I've never heard them say enfermo, only gripa.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:06 PM (Q5Ymk)


Exactly... it's how regular people talk, not the very formal kind of speaking.

Just like we say we're sick, or don't feel well more than we say we're ill. Just less formal, although gripa in general I do think means flu.

I usually heard people say enfermo more when they were talking about someone else who was sick, especially if they were seriously ill or in the hospital.

Spanish is pretty ay to pick up, once you get your tenses and conjugations down, it's mostly just vocabulary.

But the pure Castillan Spanish most of us are taught in school is much more formal than what the average person speaks IRL

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:14 PM (ZINBf)

479
No, it was the stupid "idea" tv commercial.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:14 PM (Am6Ij)

480 Smart had a Sunbeam Alpine. No Ford V8.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:14 PM (BO/km)

481 American commoner:

https://www.ama zon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=loion+ba ck+applicator

[remove spaces]

The first one on the page has worked best for me.
The one with the little rollers worked but it cracked when I dropped it so had to toss it.

The Body Buddy Non-absoprbent lotion applicator is just a vinyl strap. It works and I keep one for road trips because it's very packable.

Posted by: stace, deplorable at last at December 18, 2016 09:14 PM (ozZau)

482
Your doctor. Ahem
Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 09:11 PM (U0lQa)

+++

That's right. They keep them in jars. They have wooden sticks.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 18, 2016 09:15 PM (CFc5L)

483 And here's the greatest!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3MxAH-kDI
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:09 PM (EnKk6)


--LMAO.

Jimmy McGill would applaud.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:15 PM (GsAUU)

484 Smart had a Sunbeam Alpine. No Ford V8.

No, pretty sure he had a Tiger. Like mine, and in the same paint, BRG (British Racing Green if you don't know). Of course, it was in black and white, but it would have been BRG.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:15 PM (ro5Th)

485 "don't vote for garbage"

Well, that's always good advice.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 09:15 PM (sdi6R)

486
Was that Maxwell Smart's Sunbeam?

Didn't he have a Karman Ghia and an Opel?

Posted by: Soothsayer


His first car was a red Sunbeam and second was a blue Karmann Ghia.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 09:16 PM (IqV8l)

487 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 09:10 PM (EzgxV)
This is why they laugh when I try to speak Spanish. I'm not embarrassed to be wrong. A lot of our employees will not speak English because they are embarrassed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:16 PM (Q5Ymk)

488 I stand corrected. Get Smart used a Tiger and an Alpine.

Ilovegetsmart dot com

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:17 PM (BO/km)

489 American Commoner, would it work to put a dab of lotion on the back of a long-handled spoon and achieve enough reach with that? Perhaps you could smear the lotion around with the back of the spoon bowl. Plus, since the spoon is not absorbent, you wouldn't be wasting lotion. Maybe a spatula would work as well.

Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:17 PM (xVuS6)

490 Any Baptist can tell you the difference between Calvary and cavalry.

-
I was well into adulthood when I figured out that those were two separate words.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at December 18, 2016 09:17 PM (Nwg0u)

491 HE PUTS THE LOTION ON HIS SKIN

Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 09:18 PM (U0lQa)

492 Perhaps you could smear the lotion around with the back of the spoon bowl. Plus, since the spoon is not absorbent, you wouldn't be wasting lotion. Maybe a spatula would work as well.
Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:17 PM (xVuS6)

That would work great as long as the handle is long enough.

Posted by: stace, deplorable at last at December 18, 2016 09:19 PM (ozZau)

493 487 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 09:10 PM (EzgxV)
This is why they laugh when I try to speak Spanish. I'm not embarrassed to be wrong. A lot of our employees will not speak English because they are embarrassed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:16 PM (Q5Ymk)


Mrs Splunge has the opposite problem. She knows Spanish, and is eager to practice that. The Mexicans she talks to are equally eager to practice their English.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:19 PM (iMxBJ)

494 The Get Smart movie guy says:

The show had four different cars in it,” Segal says. “There was a Ferrari used in the pilot, which was the only black-and-white episode. The Sunbeam Tiger to ‘Get Smart’ was the same as the Aston Martin was to James Bond. But they also had a convertible Karmann Ghia, a blue one, and a gold Opel GT, and we were able to get all three of those.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2016 09:20 PM (IqV8l)

495 491 HE PUTS THE LOTION ON HIS SKIN
Posted by: Bigbys Preening Fingers at December 18, 2016 09:18 PM (U0lQa)


Okay, that was inevitable.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:20 PM (iMxBJ)

496 Blackhawks 5 in a row. Fcuk football.

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 09:20 PM (Cf0i2)

497 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:14 PM (ZINBf)
I realize how I speak too. I say didja get it? I have to slow down and not speak so informally so they can understand me. The one guy asked me what's didja.
I speak very fast and especially so when something's wrong and I need help.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:21 PM (Q5Ymk)

498 It was so cold, I saw a women in Wal Mart with TWO pairs of pajamas on.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (xInes)

499 When my college buddy was in Puerto Rico, there were Spanish ads for a Coors Light Weekend somewhere.

In Spanish, it was "El Weekend de Coors Light."

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (GsAUU)

500 Yea, but CaliGirl is la jefe, so maybe they feel a little more embarrassed around her!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (ZINBf)

501 How did she do it in the movie? "It puts the lotion on its skin..."

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (9Q5BJ)

502 Here's a funny fact about Zsa Zsa Gabor... when she got into middle-age she started lying about her age, trimming ten years off it.

She had the looks to get away with it, too, but unfortunately for her, her twin sister Eva would not go along with it and lie about her own age.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 18, 2016 09:23 PM (0OG8D)

503 According to Ilovegetsmart dot com the Alpine was used because it had more room under the hood for the cannon. They made it look like the Tiger, which actually was Don Adam's personal car.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:23 PM (BO/km)

504 No, wait, it was El Happy Hour de Coors Light.

Still hilarious.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:23 PM (GsAUU)

505 OK, I once met Zsa Zsa and still have a picture of me with her. Truth. It was in Hollywood in 1967 I think. I still had the Tiger then. And, yes, I remember that Don Adams actually did own that car. Brings back memories.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:24 PM (ro5Th)

506 Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:19 PM (iMxBJ)
It depends on the person. I keep teaching them idioms. Like beat you like a red headed step child. Freak me out.
I call shotgun. I'm teaching them gems over here.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:25 PM (Q5Ymk)

507 Hey thanks everyone! I like the long Q-tip idea and also the roller thing on Amazon:

http://tinyurl.com/glseeuc

I appreciate the prompt feedback y'all!

Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:25 PM (pxwEr)

508 501 How did she do it in the movie? "It puts the lotion on its skin..."
Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (9Q5BJ)


That line wasn't even in the book. Thomas Harris must have been kicking himself.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:25 PM (iMxBJ)

509 Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:21 PM (Q5Ymk)

Yes!

And speaking of fast talking, I thought my Spanish was decent (years ago) til I got around some Cubans, who spoke so fast I didn't understand a single thing they said!

Senorita de Ville, is your Spanish super-sonic?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:25 PM (ZINBf)

510 Subaru also means "unite" in Japanese, which was part of the reason for its use in that company name post-merger.

Ford Capri, Audi Fox wagon, Nissan Stanza, Chev Malibu, Chev Suburban, Toyota Cressida, Nissan Pathfinder, Mercury Mystique, Toyota Avalon, Mercedes 280, Mercedes 320 convertible, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Venza.

Posted by: Halfwise at December 18, 2016 09:25 PM (rB/gm)

511 They made it look like the Tiger,

The bodywork was identical on the Alpine and Tiger.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:26 PM (ro5Th)

512 Wind, Sun and Cold burn in NW IN today.

Posted by: DaveA at December 18, 2016 09:26 PM (8J/Te)

513 Or is she la patrona? Hmmmmm.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:26 PM (ZINBf)

514 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (ZINBf)
They say patrona. That's how I know they're talking about me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:27 PM (Q5Ymk)

515 499 When my college buddy was in Puerto Rico, there were Spanish ads for a Coors Light Weekend somewhere.

In Spanish, it was "El Weekend de Coors Light."

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (GsAUU)



Puerto Rico is very special that way. We were in a little place near Fajardo, and there was a sign on the wall with three lines:


Pizza pie con queso $5

With one item $6

Con todos $8

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 09:27 PM (EzgxV)

516 496 Blackhawks 5 in a row. Fcuk football.
Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 09:20 PM (Cf0i2)

--The Jets won today. Pretty good homestand they've been enjoying. They'll have to scrap all season long to squeak into the playoff.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:27 PM (GsAUU)

517 Ruthless, how did you get to have your picture taken with Zsa Zsa? How cool!

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 09:27 PM (sBOL1)

518 506 It depends on the person. I keep teaching them idioms. Like beat you like a red headed step child. Freak me out.
I call shotgun. I'm teaching them gems over here.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:25 PM (Q5Ymk)


Yes, that is the high-quality stuff. Balls to the wall. Over the moon. I'm guessing that "like a chicken with his head cut off" is universal.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2016 09:27 PM (iMxBJ)

519 Colder than a witches tit, colder than a whores heart, freeze the balls off a brass monkey!

Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 09:28 PM (Cf0i2)

520 Ooh, the Christmas edition of Texas Lawhawk! And he has the flamethrower I've been throwing mad hints about and nobody has given me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n01Q_GYsEU

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:28 PM (EnKk6)

521 498 It was so cold, I saw a women in Wal Mart with TWO pairs of pajamas on.
Posted by: CSMBigBird at December 18, 2016 09:22 PM (xInes)


LOL

Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (xVuS6)

522 Yes, patrona makes more sense, now that I think about it!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (ZINBf)

523 And speaking of fast talking, I thought my Spanish
was decent (years ago) til I got around some Cubans, who spoke so fast I
didn't understand a single thing they said!



Senorita de Ville, is your Spanish super-sonic?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:25 PM (ZINBf)


A co-worker says that making Cubans say "diez" (ten) is cruelty as they drop the final S sound and tend not to pronounce the E completely.

I say Cubans always sound like they are about to go for your throat. "Exacto!"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (wZCfc)

524
There was a third Gabor sister.

Anyone remember her name?

(there was a 3rd sister, right?)

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (Am6Ij)

525 Any tips?
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2016 07:07 PM (Uy6ri)

I'm sure it's been answered already, but if you are using a 1500 watt space heater on 110v ac, you're already over ten amps when it's on high.

Add your hair dryer, which is itself a mini-space heater, and you'll blow a 15 amp fuse every time.
Without the lights on.

You can figure for yourself if you look at the products themselves. Electrical appliances will have the draw listed on a silver plate/sticker somewhere on it.

As for using something labeled whirlpool, that is probably wired for 220v, so swapping that out is not going to work.

Turn off the space heater while using the hair dryer and problem solved. No need to make life more difficult than it needs to be.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (kKHcp)

526 >>>When Spanish speakers say a v as in victor it sounds like a b.<<<

Wasn't there a cut-rate, wannabe troll here that used to lose his shit and go all racy-racist when somebody said Cheby as in, "drove my Cheby to the leby?" Good times.

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (IfLog)

527 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:26 PM (ZINBf)
Jinx.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (Q5Ymk)

528 how did you get to have your picture taken with Zsa Zsa?

I was director of publications for the National Easter Seal Society. We had our national convention in Hollywood and Zsa Zsa was a guest, along with Jimmy Durante and Bob Hope and a few others. I got to work with Jimmy so that he got to know me by name. Great times.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (ro5Th)

529 Sooth, is it Magda? Something like that, I think.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 09:30 PM (sBOL1)

530 The week begins on Sunday.

I am convinced the attempt to make Monday the beginning of the week is deliberately anti-Christ.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 18, 2016 09:30 PM (39g3+)

531 I met Julie Newmar at Comicon in 1996, but I don't have a photo of me with her. I took the pic of my then-bf with her. Cute.

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 09:30 PM (tHwdc)

532 Mr. Warbler, nice to see you!

I shouldn't be here, since I have one more batch of tests to grade. Final grades are due Monday by 5pm.

Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:31 PM (xVuS6)

533 Emmie! How are you? Have you smelled anything great lately?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:31 PM (ZINBf)

534 They say patrona. That's how I know they're talking about me.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:27 PM (Q5Ymk)
---
Si, my love. You are The Mistress.

Posted by: Paolo, who is teaching your woman the language of love at December 18, 2016 09:31 PM (EnKk6)

535 Do they say gripa or gripe?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 18, 2016 09:31 PM (/WPPJ)

536 Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (Q5Ymk)

LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:32 PM (ZINBf)

537 Wow, Ruthless - very cool! I would have loved to meet Jimmy Durante. Sounds like you had a fascinating job. Good for you.

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 09:32 PM (sBOL1)

538 'The bodywork was identical on the Alpine and Tiger'

I meant they made the show's Alpine look like Adam's Tiger. The Alpine had the stunt cannon that popped up thru the hood.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:32 PM (BO/km)

539 gripe would be past-tense, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 09:32 PM (wZCfc)

540 535 Do they say gripa or gripe?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 18, 2016 09:31 PM (/WPPJ)



It always sounds like they gripe about the grippa.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2016 09:33 PM (EzgxV)

541 Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (ro5Th)

That's pretty cool! Jimmy Durante! Did you ever speak to Bob Hope?

Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 09:33 PM (tHwdc)

542 I would have loved to meet Jimmy Durante.

I took a picture of him with the Easter Seal campaign child and that appeared in every major newspaper in the country. I have a print of that photo that I got Jimmy to sign for me.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:34 PM (ro5Th)

543 There is a very gross rumor about Zsa Zsa's husband, like he's into body parts and medical devices, or some gawd forsaken thing.

Anna Nicole Smith allegedly let him do things to her in exchange for drugs or money or both.

I put it all out of my mind, it was really sick.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:34 PM (ZINBf)

544
I am convinced the attempt to make Monday the beginning of the week is deliberately anti-Christ.

I think there's something to this.
Plus the new-ish use of CE in text books now instead of A.D.

The Left did this on purpose to marginalize Christianity.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:34 PM (Am6Ij)

545 525
I'm sure it's been answered already, but if you are using a 1500 watt space heater on 110v ac, you're already over ten amps when it's on high.

Add your hair dryer, which is itself a mini-space heater, and you'll blow a 15 amp fuse every time.
Without the lights on.

You can figure for yourself if you look at the products themselves. Electrical appliances will have the draw listed on a silver plate/sticker somewhere on it.

As for using something labeled whirlpool, that is probably wired for 220v, so swapping that out is not going to work.

Turn off the space heater while using the hair dryer and problem solved. No need to make life more difficult than it needs to be.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:29 PM (kKHcp)


One of my favorite scenes in the movie "Apollo 13" was when they were in the simulator trying to figure out how much electricity they could use with the power that was available.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 09:34 PM (sdi6R)

546 Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 18, 2016 09:31 PM (/WPPJ)
They say gripa with a rolling g sound. I don't know how to spell it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:35 PM (Q5Ymk)

547 Anna Nicole Smith never should have left town.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 09:36 PM (6FqZa)

548 It's feminine and similar to Frogspeak "la grippe." Gripa is probably a Mexicanism.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 18, 2016 09:36 PM (/WPPJ)

549 Not really. I was assigned to meet him in front of the hotel, and he drove in without stopping in a Chrysler convertible with the top down and went straight into the parking garage. He knew his way around. I did buy him a drink later in the bar, but he was sitting at another table so I didn't actually meet him. He waved thanks.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:36 PM (ro5Th)

550 1975 Buick Skylark.

Posted by: Corona at December 18, 2016 09:36 PM (xVq5B)

551 Have you smelled anything great lately?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:31 PM (ZINBf)


Good to see you, Tammy! Yes, I tried a few more Serge Lutens scents. I like his stuff and so far none of his fragrances have given me a headache.

Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:37 PM (xVuS6)

552 There was a third Gabor sister.

Anyone remember her name?

(there was a 3rd sister, right?)

I think she was Zeppo. Yep, Zeppo Gabor.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 18, 2016 09:38 PM (fYFz4)

553 Posted by: Miley, the Unindicted Duchess of the DSR at December 18, 2016 09:33 PM (tHwdc)
I saw bob hope at his golf tournament. Our stupid friend asked him to hold his coat while he got something out of his pocket. Bob Hope was really old and in a golf cart.
My husband and I were dying laughing at our friend. He didn't realize it was bob hope.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:39 PM (Q5Ymk)

554
I think she was Zeppo. Yep, Zeppo Gabor.


Give this man a cupie doll!

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:39 PM (Am6Ij)

555 the movie "Apollo 13"

OK, now you are all going to think I'm making shit up, but I actually have a picture of myself with Jim Lovell. We are holding up dead pheasants after a hunt at a club I belonged to up north of Chicago in the early 1970s.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:39 PM (ro5Th)

556 Plus the new-ish use of CE in text books now instead of A.D.

That one is just retarded, they changed nothing about the dates. What caused this shift of eras? What event or person? Yeah, Jesus Christ. You accomplished nothing, jackass.

I used to edit Wikipedia articles to be AD and BC but they always changed them back and started sending me nastygrams.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 18, 2016 09:39 PM (39g3+)

557 Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 08:00

Hey, I had an Opel, too! My first car was a 73 Opel Rally. I loooooved that car!

Posted by: April at December 18, 2016 09:39 PM (e8PP1)

558 "Named after a city or animal"? No.

"Coincidentally having a name that is also a name of a city"? Yes.

The "Bonneville" was named for the salt flats where they set land-speed records, not for any of the cities.

(None of my other cars even got to the "coincidentally" level. Mostly because I only had 4 cars with words for names; the rest had model names that were acronyms and stuff.)

Posted by: mikeski at December 18, 2016 09:40 PM (lO+tS)

559 Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:37 PM (xVuS6)

That is so different from me, as I don't care for many of his, although I'm getting a bottle of de Profundis in Paris next summer, because I like the smell of chrysanthemums and the backstory appeals to my inner Goth.....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:40 PM (ZINBf)

560 Wasn't Magda the middle Gabor sister?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 18, 2016 09:40 PM (/WPPJ)

561 Evening, Horde.

Too chilly for doing much, so, outside of a Christmas meal for the employees of the karaoke bar, I've been working on some sketches for one of the Horde.

I understand now why I never got far in an art career...I get so frustrated with trying to get things perfect the first time, that I restart over and over and then decide I'm just a hack and I give up.

Not giving up this time, though...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 18, 2016 09:41 PM (rJUlF)

562
What caused this shift of eras? What event or person? Yeah, Jesus Christ.

Exactly. They did it only to sterilize us from uttering anything about God.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:42 PM (Am6Ij)

563 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:34 PM (ZINBf)
I like the story about zsa zsa being arrested for slapping a cop in Beverly Hills.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:42 PM (Q5Ymk)

564 Ice Tan story,

A couple of years ago on Easter break we took the kids to Niagara Falls. We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge one night. (A giant, indoor water park)

There were Canadians sitting on the beach chairs - indoors, in March, and it's snowing outside - putting on sunscreen.

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2016 09:42 PM (2RVmA)

565 So good to see Wreaths Across America still going strong.

I hope to participate at Arlington someday.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:43 PM (ZINBf)

566 That one is just retarded, they changed nothing about the dates. What caused this shift of eras? What event or person? Yeah, Jesus Christ. You accomplished nothing, jackass.

I used to edit Wikipedia articles to be AD and BC but they always changed them back and started sending me nastygrams.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 18, 2016 09:39 PM (39g3+)

--An Ivy League student mockingly explained that the "Common Era began at some point during the reign of the Emperor Augustus, when the Uncommon Era ran out of gas."

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:43 PM (GsAUU)

567
If hillary clinton, who will never be president, won, can you imagine what our shitty country would be like in 4 years?

Would "In God We Trust" be removed from our currency? Would trannies rise to the rank of generals?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:44 PM (Am6Ij)

568 What caused this shift of eras? What event or person? Yeah, Jesus Christ.

Exactly. They did it only to sterilize us from uttering anything about God.
Posted by: Soothsayer

You should see the knots they twist themselves into two avoid Christianity in medieval history.

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2016 09:44 PM (2RVmA)

569 I can't believe the Chiefs lost to these jokers.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:44 PM (GsAUU)

570 All right, Ruthless, I think we need to start naming celebrities you HAVEN'T met.

Sonny and Cher?

Posted by: bluebell at December 18, 2016 09:44 PM (sBOL1)

571 I like the story about zsa zsa being arrested for slapping a cop

She was a fiery one. When we were making publicity photos with her, one of my associates pointed at her. She turned on him and admonished him "Ze gentleman does not point at ze lady!" Still remember it like it was yesterday.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:44 PM (ro5Th)

572 'Hey, I had an Opel, too! My first car was a 73 Opel Rally. I loooooved that car!'

Yea that was the Manta. The GT was based on that car's chassis and drive train.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:45 PM (BO/km)

573 Tammy, I'm sure you smell divine!

I remember a popular fragrance when I was a young teen was Love's Baby Soft. Smelled nice on my friends but smelled like Play-Dough on me.

Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:45 PM (xVuS6)

574
That's another thing. The Left cannot even decide what CE means -- either Common Era or Current Era.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:45 PM (Am6Ij)

575 I like the story about zsa zsa being arrested for slapping a cop

She was a spitfire, for sure!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:46 PM (ZINBf)

576 OK, looked at pictures of 73 Rallye, and it does not look like mine. Mine looked like a little Corvette.

Posted by: April at December 18, 2016 09:46 PM (e8PP1)

577 Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:45 PM (xVuS6)

I have several bottles!

We are what they call Evil Scent Twins.

Next time I get a hold of something I really hate, I'll send you some! LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:47 PM (ZINBf)

578 Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:44 PM (ro5Th)
I like her style.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:47 PM (Q5Ymk)

579 Sonny and Cher?

Nope. Did get to see the Star Trek set in 1967, but Shatner and Nimoy weren't there. I never missed that shot on TV. But, as an aside, I went to see Rogue One on Friday with some friends. I had not been to a Star Wars movie since the first one, and frankly I thought Rogue One was terrible. Lots of CG action, but terrible acting. I actually couldn't wait for it to end. I know this is not what everyone else is saying about it.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:47 PM (ro5Th)

580 563 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:34 PM (ZINBf)
I like the story about zsa zsa being arrested for slapping a cop in Beverly Hills.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:42 PM (Q5Ymk)

--I remember that, in the late 80s or early 90s. Johnny Carson made jokes about it for *weeks*. Even the opening of The Naked Gun 2 1/2 had a cameo by her making fun of herself.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:48 PM (GsAUU)

581 The Left cannot even decide what CE means -- either Common Era or Current Era.

It means the Christian Era.

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 09:48 PM (kCDOM)

582
It means the Christian Era.

Damn right!

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:49 PM (Am6Ij)

583 Next time I get a hold of something I really hate, I'll send you some! LOL!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 09:47 PM (ZINBf)


How sweet of you -- thank you!

Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 09:50 PM (xVuS6)

584 Oops I was wrong it was the Opel Kadette that served as the base for the GT. I forgot about those things. It's been a long time. Anyway those were fun little German cars.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:50 PM (BO/km)

585 You should see the knots they twist themselves into two avoid Christianity in medieval history.

For early Islam, "AD" wasn't a thing. There's the Hijri era, and the Year Of The Greeks (i.e., the Seleucids). The really pious Christians used the Year Of The Martyrs, which was I think Diocletian's coronation. Theophanes tried the Year From The Creation Of The World but his years are all wrong.

Bede's what, middle 700s?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 09:51 PM (6FqZa)

586 Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2016 09:48 PM (GsAUU)
One of my friends grandmother slapped a sheriff and told him to go piss up a rope. She was in her 90's. The sheriff called her son to come and get her. I think she was driving badly.
He didn't arrest her. I guess Beverly Hills rolls differently.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2016 09:51 PM (Q5Ymk)

587 Hey, I had an Opel, too! My first car was a 73 Opel Rally. I loooooved that car!'

Yea that was the Manta. The GT was based on that car's chassis and drive train.
Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:45 PM (BO/km)

'75 Opel Manta in my past. Rallye gearing and Bosch fuel injection (only year because they started the Isuzu Opels in 76)

Issue prone car, 0-60 in 8 which was fast for the day, top speed of 105 and much better handling with Michleins than you would think.

Taught many a 3 series driver a thing or two. Course most of them weren't drivers, just posers.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:51 PM (kKHcp)

588 My sister had a Kadette. Dad was a mechanic, and he always got cars that he could repair easily. I didn't think the Kadette was nearly as cool as my Rallye.

Posted by: April at December 18, 2016 09:52 PM (e8PP1)

589 I have a soft spot for the Long Count. Starts August 11, 3114 BC(E). This lines up nicely almost immediately before literacy in any nation.

MUST BE ALIENS.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 18, 2016 09:53 PM (6FqZa)

590 'Mine looked like a little Corvette.'

Then you had a GT April. And I bet yall were cutest little things around.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:53 PM (BO/km)

591 444 ...
Does anyone have any ideas about a lotion applicator, similar to a back scratcher but with a lotioning pad that is available to buy or build?


Fondue fork, 4x4 gauze, dental floss

Fold gauze, then roll it around the for tines. Tie floss tight.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 09:53 PM (di1hb)

592 OK, looked at pictures of 73 Rallye, and it does not look like mine. Mine looked like a little Corvette.
Posted by: April at December 18, 2016 09:46 PM (e8PP1)

Yours was the GT, based loosely on the Mako Vettes.
Bet you wish you still had it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:54 PM (kKHcp)

593 Johnny Carson is on a no cable channel here. I forgot how good Dean Martin and Dom DeLuise were. I think cable is in trouble.



Posted by: dartist at December 18, 2016 09:54 PM (Cf0i2)

594 Bible, cavalry...

The Four Horsemen make up a Scout Section. Does that count?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 09:55 PM (di1hb)

595 Then you had a GT April. And I bet yall were cutest little things around.

Haha, it was red, too. My friend Nancy had a Torino, and between the two of us, we tore it up!

Posted by: April at December 18, 2016 09:56 PM (e8PP1)

596
Fondue fork, 4x4 gauze, dental floss

I would avoid gauze because it will absorb too much of the costly lotion.

I would instead use a ziploc sandwich baggie cut it two pieces.

The plastic will ADSORB the lotion instead of absorbing it, thus not wasting any upon application.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:56 PM (Am6Ij)

597 I actually couldn't wait for it to end. I know this is not what everyone else is saying about it.
Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:47 PM (ro5Th)
----
I too was underwhelmed.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 18, 2016 09:56 PM (EnKk6)

598 ONT up.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 18, 2016 09:56 PM (kKHcp)

599 Would "In God We Trust" be removed from our currency? Would trannies rise to the rank of generals?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:44 PM (Am6Ij)


"In DNC We Trust"

And they'd be Xenerals!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 18, 2016 09:57 PM (wCEn4)

600 I would love to have that little Opel back, fer shure.

Posted by: April at December 18, 2016 09:57 PM (e8PP1)

601 On the scent here...Tammy and Emmie - have you ever tried the Jennifer Anniston line? I sniffed it in a dept store once because there was such an alluring poster of Her, and it was surprisingly olfactorily delightful in the most sinful way. I don't wear scents but if I did, I would wear Jennifer Anniston's with a smile on my face all day!

Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:57 PM (pxwEr)

602 And I think Pharoh condicted a pursuit using cavalry (and chariots) in Exodus.

The Philistines had cavalry, too.

In the bible, they get called "horsemen".

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 09:57 PM (di1hb)

603
Wow, we've learned a lot in this thread. Cars, a little Spanish, a little Italian, a little geography, the origin of Subaru, and even the difference between absorption and adsorption.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 09:58 PM (Am6Ij)

604 Good point, sooth

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 18, 2016 09:58 PM (di1hb)

605 I actually couldn't wait for it to end. I know this is not what everyone else is saying about it.
Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 09:47 PM (ro5Th)
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I too was underwhelmed.

Ditto. Pretty depressing and nothing like the first except the costumes.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2016 09:59 PM (BO/km)

606 Ruthless:

Was the Durante photo the one of him and the little girl looking up at the camera?

Posted by: French Jeton at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (WMvHw)

607 I like the idea someone mentioned earlier of using the back of a long-handled spoon. That should do the trick.

Unless you have severely restricted arm motion, the few inches afforded by the spoon handle should be enough to reach the problem area.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

608 Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 09:57 PM (pxwEr)

It's too fresh for my personal taste, but it wasn't bad for a Celbuscent!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 18, 2016 10:00 PM (ZINBf)

609 A yellow Coupe DeVille.

Posted by: Corona at December 18, 2016 10:01 PM (xVq5B)

610 CE = Christian Era

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2016 10:01 PM (2RVmA)

611 If you really want to get rid of the itch, wouldn't a cheese grater work?

Posted by: t-bird at December 18, 2016 10:02 PM (/wWB4)

612 Common Era. Sort of.

Posted by: Corona at December 18, 2016 10:02 PM (xVq5B)

613 Insty has a link for a video of Hollywood B listers trying to sway the Electoral College to the dark side. I recognize most of them. Some of the young ones..who the hell are they? The shocker though, is Loretta Swit who has had so much plastic surgery as to be the embodiment of her character's name, "Hot Lips". There are no words to describe the mess she's made of her face.

Posted by: Tuna at December 18, 2016 10:02 PM (JSovD)

614 Biko had that Peter Gabriel song so ...

Posted by: Random Joe at December 18, 2016 10:05 PM (THvpV)

615 Was the Durante photo the one of him and the little girl looking up at the camera?

He has a cup of coffee and is beside the little girl in a wheelchair. It ran five columns in the NYT and everywhere else.

And this is probably willowed.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 18, 2016 10:06 PM (ro5Th)

616
Who are the NFL coaches you are GLAD got fired?

Can be from any time.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:06 PM (Am6Ij)

617 Yeah, the old cheese grater solution - The Final Solution. I'm saving that for last.

The spoon idea is as simple and utilitarian as anything and I do like it. No cost, easy clean, specific application amounts - good idea! Thank you all except that sadist t-bird.

Posted by: An American Commoner, Irredeemably Deplorable at December 18, 2016 10:07 PM (pxwEr)

618
I already know which NFL coach will be the most popular-hated...

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:07 PM (Am6Ij)

619
oops

I'm in the Nod post now.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 18, 2016 10:08 PM (Am6Ij)

620 Opels were zippy little cars, I liked how they looked too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 18, 2016 10:09 PM (39g3+)

621 The Russians have hacked the Electoral College! What crazy ass straw are the batshit progs going to grasp after tomorrow?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 18, 2016 10:21 PM (dnWSK)

622 An American Commoner, both an old GF and my sister were on Ribovirin and interferon as part of a treatment for Hep C.

I hope you are doing better than they were in their treatment.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 18, 2016 10:22 PM (wZCfc)

623 American Commoner, I don't know if you'll see this since the ONT is up now, but I wanted to say thanks for the scent recommendation. I'll keep a nostril out for it.

Posted by: Emmie at December 18, 2016 10:24 PM (xVuS6)

624 Even better than city/animal car names - put anal in front of any Ford model. Don't get me wrong I like Ford products, but its comedy gold. Anal Ranger, Anal Probe, Anal Galaxie.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at December 18, 2016 10:40 PM (UKvB4)

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