Overnight Thread: Desserts that Look Kinda Sweaty

Posted by: LauraW. at 09:35 PM




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1 *Drools*

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:34 PM (7yt0b)

2
... and chocolate is included. Excellent.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 19, 2014 09:34 PM (FlRtG)

3 First and eww.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2014 09:34 PM (xq1UY)

4 I'll take all of them except the first.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:35 PM (7yt0b)

5 Very nice. Thanks.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at April 19, 2014 09:35 PM (AC0lD)

6 Death by Sweet OD.

This post will be banned by Michelle in 5, 4, 3 ...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 09:36 PM (JgpFm)

7 *nomnomnomnomnom*

Posted by: brevity at April 19, 2014 09:36 PM (8xlhb)

8 Terrific.

Now I want cake.

And pie.

And a skillet brownie with vanilla ice cream.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 19, 2014 09:36 PM (DmNpO)

9 My kid would sell me into slavery for any of those

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:37 PM (WqqJb)

10 As they like to say over at reddit, TIL (Today I Learned) that the iconic Citibank Building, located in midtown Manhattan, was, as originally constructed, at risk for simply falling over if the wind blew too hard. You can see a picture of the building against the New York skyline at the link below. It's the building with the 45 degree roof.

When designing the building, the chief structural engineer, William J. LeMessurier, had to deal with the complication that one of the corners of the site was occupied by St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The church was an old building, and part of the deal was that a new church was to be built in the same location. Citibank was to be allowed to occupy the other three corners of the site, plus Citibank could use the space above the church itself. Normally, if a building is to be constructed that is suspended above the ground, the supports would be located at the 4 corners. But, with the church taking up one of the corners, that support location was not available. So, the architect came up with a design that moved the 4 supporting columns from the corners to the middle of each side (see the underside picture link below).

One of the things that structural engineers have to do when designing a building is to take into account how the building will deal with the resulting stresses in the event of high winds. The highest stresses will come from winds that hit the building at a perpendicular angle, striking the building directly on the face of one of its sides. At least that's the case in a normal building where the strongest points are the corners. But, believe it or not, when they calculated the potential stresses on this building with its radical design, they did not take into account the fact that the corners were no longer the anchors of the building. The 4 corners of the building are literally nothing but air at their bases. However, the building was ok'd, construction was completed, and the building was occupied in 1977.

In 1978, an undergraduate architecture student, assigned to write a paper for a class, contacted LeMessurier to inquire how the building dealt with the stresses resulting from quartering winds. That is, winds that hit the building at an angle so that they are coming straight at one of the corners. This was the first that LeMessurier took a look at his design and considered how his building would deal with those stresses. What he found was troubling. Short version: New York City experiences winds strong enough to knock the building over on average of once every 16 years.

However, there were a number of mitigating factors. First, the building had a "tuned mass damper". This is a mechanism which was put in place not for safety reasons, but for comfort. It is meant to dampen out the sway of the building so that people inside would not feel the effects of the building as it sways, something that is common in high-rises. But, the effects of this mechanism would also combat against the potential stresses caused by quartering winds, enough so that instead of having to worry about the strong winds that hit NY every 16 years, the winds they had to worry about only come along every 55 years. They still had a problem, but a smaller one. Well, except that the tuned mass damper is powered by electricity. And, of course, something that occasionally occurs in high wind conditions (like hurricanes) is that the power gets knocked out. So, they were back to the 16 year problem.

Another factor is that when designing the buildings infrastructure, the design called for a series of V shaped structures (chevrons) to be welded into place in the building’s framing. The chevrons direct the weight of the building away from the corners towards the center of each edge. During the construction phase, the subcontractor requested that in order to save money they be permitted to bolt the chevrons together instead of welding. The architect approved the modification, as the building would still be within his (incorrectly) calculated safety margins.

Turns out that it was those two factors combined that added up to a potential disaster: the bolted chevrons in tandem with the initially unconsidered quartering winds. Obviously, nothing could be done to stop the wind from blowing, but if they were to go back in and weld those joints, the building would come back into the needed safety margins. So that's what they did. Over the next 8 weeks, every night after the building's workers went home, construction crews came in and worked on welding those joints together.

Obviously, this is an old story. But, not as old as you might think. I first came across it in a recent Slashdot piece. They were making note of a Slate piece. Slate was basically regurgitating the facts from a piece at a place called 99% Invisible. 99% Invisible was retelling the story, plus adding some new reporting of their own (they found the student that first raised the quartering wind issue). Although the events occurred in 1978, they did not initially get reported until 1995.

When the problems were first discovered by the building's designers (and Citibank), they came up with their plan to fix the building. To their credit, they also employed the use of three weather services to get any warnings about windstorms that might have threatened the building. They also worked out an evacuation plan with the Red Cross and the NYPD. But, the regular workers in the building, the workers and residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the general public, were all kept in the dark. There were some initial inquiries about the Red Cross involvement from a reporter from New York Daily News. He had heard about their work on an evacuation plan from a friend of a friend. Citibank flat out lied to the reporter, telling him that they didn't know what the Red Cross was up to. Shortly after, the New York newspaper strike of 1978 began, so that was then end of press inquiries at the time.

The story didn't come out until 17 years later, in 1995, when a reporter from The New Yorker heard the story at a cocktail party and then wrote about it. The following year, in 1996, the BBC did a 30 minute documentary on it. All 3 parts are up on YouTube. Part 1 is embedded at the 99% Invisible link. 99% Invisible also has a pdf of the original New Yorker piece.

Links:
Main Article: 99% Invisible:
http://tinyurl.com/lhflcmm
Picture: Citibank Building, Manhattan skyline:
http://tinyurl.com/lwglbp4
Picture: Citibank Building, includes underside:
http://tinyurl.com/l7x4yxy

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2014 09:38 PM (IN7k+)

11
Alternate poat title:

Teh Diabeetus

Posted by: Soothie § at April 19, 2014 09:38 PM (4IOqE)

12 My kid would sell me into slavery for any of those

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:37 PM (WqqJb)


Just make sure the chocolate bunny is consumed first.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:38 PM (7yt0b)

13
Happy Easter Eve, everyone!

Posted by: Soothie § at April 19, 2014 09:39 PM (4IOqE)

14 Hmmm...sugar rush.

Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2014 09:39 PM (HtUkt)

15 ONT?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 09:39 PM (T1005)

16 *thud*

Posted by: Wilford Brimley at April 19, 2014 09:40 PM (ILBCY)

17 UFC main event on Fox. Two big HW. Travis Browne is 6'7, college basketball player turned fighter.

Winner gets title shot.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 19, 2014 09:40 PM (ZPrif)

18 Just made my moms cheesecake recipe in the pressure cooker. 20 min. now a strawberry compote. yum.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 09:40 PM (GYg/s)

19
Friendly's ice cream stores are back, for those familiar.

Posted by: Soothie § at April 19, 2014 09:40 PM (4IOqE)

20 There's no beating my balls!

Posted by: Pete Schweedy at April 19, 2014 09:41 PM (86150)

21 Is there an alternate diet ONT somewhere that I missed?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2014 09:41 PM (VOHex)

22 Gah!

Posted by: Pete Schweddy at April 19, 2014 09:42 PM (86150)

23 One of the best inventions is the Dairy Queen ice cream cake in single-serving form.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:42 PM (7yt0b)

24 Is there an alternate diet ONT somewhere that I missed?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2014 09:41 PM (VOHex)


This is the calcium ONT!

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:43 PM (7yt0b)

25 "In 1978, an undergraduate architecture student, assigned to write a paper for a class...."

If it weren't for that meddling kid!

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at April 19, 2014 09:44 PM (A1Dcl)

26
serious movie recommendation u guys:

Cherry 2000

Posted by: Soothie § at April 19, 2014 09:44 PM (4IOqE)

27 No one can resist my Schweddy balls.

Posted by: Pete Schweddy at April 19, 2014 09:45 PM (86150)

28 73.9% complete on the Contact™ paper. I've invented new curse words this evenin'

g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 09:45 PM (KCxzN)

29 Suck on my salty chocolate balls! Put 'em in your mouth and suck 'em!

Posted by: Chef at April 19, 2014 09:47 PM (mx5oN)

30 Want.

Desserts.

NOW.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 19, 2014 09:47 PM (25HWz)

31 Thanks Laura W! They all look tasty.

So this week was my son's 13th birthday. I asked him what kind of cake he would like. He came up with this crazy concoction. Vanilla cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting in the middle with ice cream on top with a chocolate topping. OK, no problem. Homemade butter cream check. Use the piping bag for the frosting in the middle, check. Ice cream on top. Homemade magic shell chocolate coating, check. His reaction? "It's OK*shrug*".
Ahhhhhhhh! I spent all day making what he asked for!! 13 years old!!!
I thought they were good. Never again.

Posted by: SnowyBits at April 19, 2014 09:47 PM (tIBVf)

32 Just finished a banana split made by my sweet husband.

Posted by: Y-not at April 19, 2014 09:47 PM (zDsvJ)

33
cthulhu: For your files.

X2, SX2 Mini mill http://crevicereamer.com/Page_6.html

Posted by: Arbalest at April 19, 2014 09:47 PM (FlRtG)

34 I think this is LauraW basically saying "let them eat cake."

Posted by: shredded chi at April 19, 2014 09:49 PM (CXOJw)

35 Terrific.

Now I want cake.

And pie.

And a skillet brownie with vanilla ice cream.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 19, 2014 09:36 PM (DmNpO)



*shoves all of the above through USB port for you*

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 09:49 PM (dMSj2)

36 @19 Soothie, where are the Friendly's? We had them all over where I grew up in N.J.

Posted by: SnowyBits at April 19, 2014 09:49 PM (tIBVf)

37 Excellent ONT as per your usual, LauraW.

It still does make me nervous when CDRM's "day job" has him too busy to post.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 09:50 PM (KCxzN)

38 Would this be considered cheesecake?
http://tinyurl.com/lhn6ufz

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 09:50 PM (JgpFm)

39 Posted by: SnowyBits at April 19, 2014 09:47 PM (tIBVf)


Um, my birthday was last month. I'll take the leftovers with joy, happiness, delight, and gratitude.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:50 PM (7yt0b)

40 Tell me this isn't the most awesome site on the web.

Go ahead, tell me.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 19, 2014 09:50 PM (1UzRc)

41 Tell me this isn't the most awesome site on the web.

Go ahead, tell me.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 19, 2014 09:50 PM (1UzRc)


AtC is here. It's indescribable.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:51 PM (7yt0b)

42 Anon - You are correct, it is an old story. It was the stuff of the TV documentary you mentioned. I have wondered who picked up the tab for the architect's poor design/execution.

It isn't too unusual for avant garde designs to be crappy. Many which the arty elite gush over are ultimately recognized as crap. An example, among those in the know, is Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Fallingwater'. Even today, bow-tie wearers at cocktail parties ooh and ah about it if the topic comes up. Meanwhile, the people who struggle to take care of it refer to it as 'Fallingdown'.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 19, 2014 09:52 PM (aDwsi)

43 *shoves all of the above through USB port for you*

***

She is a wise and clever mistress, she is

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 19, 2014 09:52 PM (DmNpO)

44 Shoves cupcake through USB port for Vendette. Any other takers? We have plenty of leftovers. Happy belated birthday!

Posted by: SnowyBits at April 19, 2014 09:52 PM (tIBVf)

45 ATC knows how to reel us in

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 19, 2014 09:53 PM (DmNpO)

46 Yummy!! So, hey, did you guys see that thing where the Brewers catcher literally hit the cover off the baseball? Great little video, especially the guy trying to field it over to first. It's on Yahoo.

Posted by: Peaches at April 19, 2014 09:53 PM (8lmkt)

47 Posted by: SnowyBits at April 19, 2014 09:52 PM (tIBVf)


*I'm not worthy*

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:53 PM (7yt0b)

48 I know I saw some Blue Bell in the deep freeze hidden under vegetables. How do I sneak out to the garage without making any noise?

Posted by: Lester at April 19, 2014 09:54 PM (2UPXV)

49 The Hump?

The Hump??????

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 09:54 PM (GEICT)

50
*thud*

Posted by: Wilford Brimley


Thread Winner.

Posted by: DaveA at April 19, 2014 09:54 PM (DL2i+)

51 How do I sneak out to the garage without making any noise?

Posted by: Lester at April 19, 2014 09:54 PM (2UPXV)


Quietly?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:55 PM (7yt0b)

52 I know I saw some Blue Bell in the deep freeze
hidden under vegetables. How do I sneak out to the garage without making
any noise?


Posted by: Lester at April 19, 2014 09:54 PM (2UPXV)

Don't even try . . . yell out, I think somebody's trying to break in, you guys hide and I'll check the garage.

Posted by: Peaches at April 19, 2014 09:56 PM (8lmkt)

53 I think I might puke.

Melissa ‏@PennyDreadful81 9m
This is disgusting! Website allows you to search through sex offenders like you're on a dating site. http://www.megansmatch.com/ #wtf #stoprape

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 19, 2014 09:56 PM (DmNpO)

54 Vendette, all are worthy at the HQ!

I'm out for the evening, resting up for tomorrow's festivities. Happy Easter to everyone.

Posted by: SnowyBits at April 19, 2014 09:57 PM (tIBVf)

55 @42 The owner called it "RisingMildew."
And when he complained to Frank Lloyd Wrong, the answer was, "That's what you get for leaving a work of art out in the rain."

And yet, compared to even-more-modern concoctions, it's the Rock O'Gibraltar.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 19, 2014 09:57 PM (xq1UY)

56 My food duty for Easter this year is pie. So I know what we will be having.

Strawberry rhubarb
Blueberry
and FTW French Silk

Posted by: The Hickster at April 19, 2014 09:57 PM (BJpOW)

57 I'm out for the evening, resting up for tomorrow's festivities. Happy Easter to everyone.

Posted by: SnowyBits at April 19, 2014 09:57 PM (tIBVf)


Good night, and thank you for the cupcake!

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:57 PM (7yt0b)

58 37. It still does make me nervous when CDRM's "day job" has him too busy to post.

He's a navy senior officer
He's in the wardroom eating cake and ice cream

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:58 PM (ZP+K/)

59 When someone isn't hiding his Ben-Wah balls...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 09:58 PM (JgpFm)

60 He's a navy senior officer
He's in the wardroom eating cake and ice cream

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:58 PM (ZP+K/)


If it contributes to beating Army, eat away.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:00 PM (7yt0b)

61 I know I saw some Blue Bell in the deep freeze
hidden under vegetables. How do I sneak out to the garage without making
any noise?


Posted by: Lester at April 19, 2014 09:54 PM


With great fanfare, rummage through the drawers in the kitchen and find the biggest spoon that you can comfortably fit in your mouth (shut up, morons: I'm giving sage advice), then announce, loudly: "I'll be in the garage if you need me. I do not expect to be disturbed" then drop mic and do it.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 10:01 PM (KCxzN)

62 Quietly?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:55 PM

I have been married to Mrs Lester for thirty two years. She knows what I am going to do before I do.

Posted by: Lester at April 19, 2014 10:01 PM (2UPXV)

63 38 Would this be considered cheesecake?
http://tinyurl.com/lhn6ufz


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 09:50 PM (JgpFm)


yeppers! and thank you AP.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:02 PM (GYg/s)

64 He's a navy senior officer
He's in the wardroom eating cake and ice cream
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:58 PM


You forgot strawberries.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 10:02 PM (KCxzN)

65 on BBCA is The Real History of Science Fiction.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 10:03 PM (JgpFm)

66 This post is terribly racist.

Sweaty? Really?

For shame, Dumpty. For shame!

Posted by: Rosetta at April 19, 2014 10:03 PM (UIdYL)

67 I have been married to Mrs Lester for thirty two years. She knows what I am going to do before I do.

Posted by: Lester at April 19, 2014 10:01 PM (2UPXV)


*Applauds*

Wait until she goes to bed?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:03 PM (7yt0b)

68 AtC is here. It's indescribable.
Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 09:51 PM (7yt0b)



*blushes a lot*

Here. Have some more apple pie and ice cream.


Speaking of beautiful architecture that is unlivable, there was an episode of House Hunters where a couple was selling their home in LA that was award winning and on the cover of Architectural Digest and had stunning views because they couldn't live in it. The guy said it was a perfect place to have parties but to live in it on a daily basis was impossible. They sold it and moved into a huge old Tudor.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:04 PM (dMSj2)

69 He's a navy senior officer
He's in the wardroom eating cake and ice cream
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:58 PM

You forgot strawberries.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 10:02 PM (KCxzN)


No, blueberries.

Blue and gold, you know.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:04 PM (7yt0b)

70 Delectable. ONT, Laura W hump and all....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 19, 2014 10:05 PM (TE35l)

71 Wait until she goes to bed?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:03 PM (7yt0b)


then if she hears something in the garage she will have an excuse...I mean may shot him by accident.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:05 PM (GYg/s)

72 OK...today I learn "brookies" (a hybrid brownie/cookie) are A Thing. And apparently tasty, though I have yet to have first-hand experience.

Though this may need to be rectified in the near future.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon/Cetacian hybrid at April 19, 2014 10:06 PM (m9V0o)

73 64. You forgot strawberries

They have strawberries?!!!!
I don't think we had that in the mess
Crap

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 10:06 PM (ZP+K/)

74
Speaking of beautiful architecture that is unlivable, there was an episode of House Hunters where a couple was selling their home in LA that was award winning and on the cover of Architectural Digest and had stunning views because they couldn't live in it. The guy said it was a perfect place to have parties but to live in it on a daily basis was impossible. They sold it and moved into a huge old Tudor.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:04 PM (dMSj2)


huh? it was too small?

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:07 PM (GYg/s)

75 One time a year I eat Chili's Death by Chocolate dessert. That is a good day.

Posted by: tbodie at April 19, 2014 10:07 PM (1s+pS)

76 Past 10pm and AtC is still awake????

An Easter miracle!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:07 PM (GEICT)

77 Speaking of beautiful architecture that is unlivable, there was an episode of House Hunters where a couple was selling their home in LA that was award winning and on the cover of Architectural Digest and had stunning views because they couldn't live in it. The guy said it was a perfect place to have parties but to live in it on a daily basis was impossible. They sold it and moved into a huge old Tudor.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:04 PM (dMSj2)


I know someone who was on the show.

*Spoilers ahead!!!*

After I saw the show she was on (rather unexpectedly) I told her which place I voted for and she told me it was the one she bought. Her stuff was in the lobby waiting to be moved in while they were filming the segment in the place she had purchased.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:07 PM (7yt0b)

78 Marie Callendar is making a Dutch apple pie for me tomorrow. I don't have the skill or the time.

Posted by: no good deed at April 19, 2014 10:09 PM (ILBCY)

79 Marie Callendar is making a Dutch apple pie for me tomorrow. I don't have the skill or the time.

Posted by: no good deed at April 19, 2014 10:09 PM (ILBCY)


Marie does a good job.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:10 PM (7yt0b)

80
Looked at the thermometer outside a couple minutes ago, it's 22 degrees. Way cold for this late in the year.

Everything is barely starting to sprout here. I don't recall the cold nights (below freezing) lasting so far into April in a long time.

HAS to be global warming causing the cold.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 19, 2014 10:10 PM (SAMxH)

81 They have strawberries?!!!!
I don't think we had that in the mess
Crap
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 10:06 PM

There was a tin of strawberries in the mess when I retired for the day

Posted by: Capt. Queeg at April 19, 2014 10:11 PM (KCxzN)

82 then if she hears something in the garage she will have an excuse...I mean may shot him by accident.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:05 PM (GYg/s)


Do what my dad does: Wait until she is sound asleep or (better) out of the house.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:11 PM (7yt0b)

Posted by: Capt. Queeg at April 19, 2014 10:12 PM (KCxzN)

84 Links:
Main Article: 99% Invisible:
http://tinyurl.com/lhflcmm
Picture: Citibank Building, Manhattan skyline:
http://tinyurl.com/lwglbp4
Picture: Citibank Building, includes underside:
http://tinyurl.com/l7x4yxy

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 19, 2014 09:38 PM (IN7k+)


I read that article and a couple of others after that. It was fascinating. One article referred to the mysterious student as "he". but the student was later identified as a woman. One of the articles had her picture and name.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at April 19, 2014 10:12 PM (zT0DN)

85

Mmmmmmm... sweat dessert....

Posted by: homer simpson at April 19, 2014 10:12 PM (Ci6bl)

86 In the barrel, in the barrel, ain't we got Capt. Qeeq!

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:12 PM (7yt0b)

87 "[i}
He's a navy senior officer

He's in the wardroom eating cake and ice cream

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:58 PM



You forgot strawberries."
And ball bearings...

Posted by: ChrisP at April 19, 2014 10:12 PM (t7HC8)

88 UFC HW fight, Brazilian vs American. 4th round. American getting his ass kicked. He's gassed. Moving in slow motion.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 19, 2014 10:12 PM (ZPrif)

89 A real mutiny by the Horde?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (JgpFm)

90 O.M.G. I have a sugar coma just from the pictures. A pox on LauraW's hump!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (HkxTP)

91 Ironic, is that the word? I just finished frosting the Southern Living Carrot Cake for tomorrow. It's in the fridge, chilling out and getting ready for its big day. Three layers, buttermilk glaze on every one of them, pecans, pineapple, coconut, and extra frosting. I will try the Commissary recipe next time to see which is better. I love carrot cake done right.

Posted by: lindafell at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (PGO8C)

92 huh? it was too small?
Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:07 PM (GYg/s)



Nope. It was designed to be admired and display art. It was one of those tall, thin houses built into the side of a canyon. So the kitchen was on the third story. The dining area was on the fifth story. The bedrooms were all up on the sixth story. The laundry area was on the first story. The stunning windows turned it into an oven during the day and a freezer at night. The wife did admit that it was great because she didn't have to go to the gym because to get anywhere in the house she had to go up and down about 45 flights of stairs a day. Shockingly for a home that expensive, there was no elevator.

It was stunning. Completely gorgeous. Utterly impractical.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (dMSj2)

93 HTML FUBAR.
He's a navy senior officer


He's in the wardroom eating cake and ice cream


Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 19, 2014 09:58 PM





You forgot strawberries."

And ball bearings...

Posted by: ChrisP at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (t7HC8)

94 AtC! How was your vacation? I hope it was delightful.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:14 PM (7yt0b)

95 and I was just thinkin' that I hadn't f'kd up Pixy-html in a while...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 10:14 PM (KCxzN)

96 Anon - You are correct, it is an old story. It was the stuff of the TV documentary you mentioned. I have wondered who picked up the tab for the architect's poor design/execution.

It isn't too unusual for avant garde designs to be crappy. Many which the arty elite gush over are ultimately recognized as crap. An example, among those in the know, is Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Fallingwater'. Even today, bow-tie wearers at cocktail parties ooh and ah about it if the topic comes up. Meanwhile, the people who struggle to take care of it refer to it as 'Fallingdown'.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 19, 2014 09:52 PM (aDwsi)


Actually, the design wasn't that far off. The architects initial calculations after being told of the issue said that the building would be fine. It was only after he found out that the construction company had changed from welds to bolts that he became concerned.

According to one of the articles, the architect's insurance paid $2 million of the $4+ million cost. I assume Citicorp ate the rest.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at April 19, 2014 10:15 PM (zT0DN)

97 You forgot strawberries."
And ball bearings...

Posted by: ChrisP at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (t7HC


You said that twice.

*Keelhauls you*

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:16 PM (7yt0b)

98 So you get my taste buds riled up for sweets just after I finish setting up the big bowl of Easter candy for everyone coming tomorrow. Be lucky if there's anything left for the guests. So far I've shoved a Peep in my piehole whole, eaten 4 malted milk eggs, 2 Reeses Peanut butter eggs, 2 chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, 1 small chocolate egg, 1 small white chocolate egg, and a couple of jelly bellies.

I did manage to keep my mitts off the Russell Stover chocolate covered cream filled eggs.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:17 PM (SH7t3)

99 Marie Callendar is making a Dutch apple pie for me tomorrow. I don't have the skill or the time.
Posted by: no good deed at April 19, 2014 10:09 PM (ILBCY)



It's possible that is what I have been shoving through the USB port for Vendette. It tastes even better because I got it on sale.


Vacation was very nice. I had a great time. If I don't see my parents again for a nice long time, that would be better.


Needless to say, this means that after church tomorrow, I am going to Easter dinner with my parents at my aunt and uncle's place. My aunt and uncle whom I cannot stand.

*drinks moar*

Sekrit to BC: You suck. In the non-life affirming way.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:17 PM (dMSj2)

100 I did manage to keep my mitts off the Russell Stover chocolate covered cream filled eggs.

***

Wait until you try the RS cookie dough eggs.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 19, 2014 10:18 PM (DmNpO)

101 *Confesses*

I don't like marshmallows.

Therefore, I don't like Peeps.

Put marshmallows in rice krispie squares, and I'm cool.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:18 PM (7yt0b)

102 I'm making pork shanks for tomorrow's dinner. What about y'all?

Posted by: lindafell at April 19, 2014 10:18 PM (PGO8C)

103 (I) I did manage to keep my mitts off the Russell Stover chocolate covered cream filled eggs.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:17 PM (SH7t3)(/I)

Why?

Posted by: tbodie at April 19, 2014 10:18 PM (1s+pS)

104 OK, before I go to TheBarrel™, I need to HordeSource a question: for my last meal, do I have the questionable can of chili from the dollar store or a ramen noodle soup from Walmart?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 10:20 PM (KCxzN)

105 Sekrit to BC: You suck. In the non-life affirming way.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:17 PM (dMSj2)



Sekrit to Alex: Have fun at lunch.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:20 PM (GEICT)

106 92 huh? it was too small?
Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:07 PM (GYg/s)


Nope. It was designed to be admired and display art. It was one of those tall, thin houses built into the side of a canyon. So the kitchen was on the third story. The dining area was on the fifth story. The bedrooms were all up on the sixth story. The laundry area was on the first story. The stunning windows turned it into an oven during the day and a freezer at night. The wife did admit that it was great because she didn't have to go to the gym because to get anywhere in the house she had to go up and down about 45 flights of stairs a day. Shockingly for a home that expensive, there was no elevator.

It was stunning. Completely gorgeous. Utterly impractical.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (dMSj2)


and yet they bought it, and someone else bought it from them..lol...amazing.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:20 PM (GYg/s)

107 *twitches*

Talking on the BBCA show about how C3PO was inspired by Metropolis. The -twitch- comes from them calling the robot Maria when it was Machine Man.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 10:21 PM (JgpFm)

108 Needless to say, this means that after church tomorrow, I am going to Easter dinner with my parents at my aunt and uncle's place. My aunt and uncle whom I cannot stand.

*drinks moar*

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:17 PM (dMSj2)

*Noms apple pie*

*Shoves bottle of wine through USB port for the exclusive use of AtC; it will work well with Easter dinner*

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (7yt0b)

109 Last week I had chili and spaghetti for dinner. Then lunch the next day. 2 great tastes that taste great together.

Posted by: tbodie at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (1s+pS)

110 I live in a ranch-style. It has a view of my apple tree. The cats like it. What more do I need?
(another floor, a walk in cooler, a urinal in the bathroom, a den, a widow's walk, and a bomb-shelter, sure, but besides that)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (QKJMN)

111 I may or may not have two RS cookie dough Easter Bunnies.

Posted by: no good deed at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (ILBCY)

112 my mother died tonight. RIP.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)

113 AlextheChic, that house sounds like an embodiment of call 'it's stylish!' and someone with too much money and not enough sense will buy it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 10:23 PM (JgpFm)

114 my mother died tonight. RIP.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)


{{{}}}

Prayers to you and your family.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:23 PM (7yt0b)

115 112 my mother died tonight. RIP.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)



You have the thoughts, prayers and condolences of the Horde.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:24 PM (GEICT)

116 my mother died tonight. RIP.
Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM


So sorry.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2014 10:24 PM (KCxzN)

117 Oh, conan, my deepest sympathies.

Posted by: Peaches at April 19, 2014 10:24 PM (8lmkt)

118 Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)

Prayers and condolences.

Posted by: tbodie at April 19, 2014 10:24 PM (1s+pS)

119 Condolences, conanthelibertarian.

Posted by: lindafell at April 19, 2014 10:24 PM (PGO8C)

120 I initially 'tried to be a nicer person" for Lent and that lasted 2 days then I went with giving up bread and bread like substances al la pizza, bagels etc.

Some things I just cannot do for Lent. I try not to swear immediately after getting in the car while driving home from church. I know you all know this but there are so many assholes out there.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:25 PM (GYg/s)

121
New York/New Jersey Moron Meet-up

Thursday, May 1st
6pm-9pm
West Village

All Morons and their handlers are welcome.

for additional info, email me at:

nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2014 10:25 PM (QFxY5)

122 72 OK...today I learn "brookies" (a hybrid brownie/cookie) are A Thing. And apparently tasty, though I have yet to have first-hand experience.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon/Cetacian hybrid at April 19, 2014 10:06 PM (m9V0o)

My mom used to make chocolate drop cookies. They were yummy, a bit on the cakey side and had walnuts. I had the recipe and then lost it. I once took some to a cookout, quote from one of the guests:"Those are damn good cookies." I'd give my eye teeth to find that recipe.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:26 PM (SH7t3)

123 115 112 my mother died tonight. RIP.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)


What is her name? I will put her and you on the 'prayer chain'. My utmost condolences to you and the family.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:27 PM (GYg/s)

124 Normally, when I say "I want that in my mouth," I'm talking about lady parts.

But this time, I want all that my mouth... And the diabeetus that comes with it.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 19, 2014 10:29 PM (Rz4ly)

125 Sorry Conan, may you find peace. I will say a prayer for all.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 19, 2014 10:29 PM (Q8vlx)

126 Conan,
Prayers tonight for you and her.
Sorry...

Posted by: ChrisP at April 19, 2014 10:30 PM (t7HC8)

127 124 Normally, when I say "I want that in my mouth," I'm talking about lady parts.

But this time, I want all that my mouth... And the diabeetus that comes with it.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 19, 2014 10:29 PM (Rz4ly)



We really gotta get you out of that basement.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:30 PM (GEICT)

128 Speaking of Metropolis, could the original Willie Wonka be taken as a psychedelic remake of Metropolis? Or is it best considered as a peroration in favor of slavery and perpetual feudalism as is found under fascism?
Surely the chocolate factory is considered as the corporate state, run by a charismatic leader with the lumpenprole Ooompaloompas being both employees and property of the society working for little more than food.
I have to consider this for a while. I am not sure what the role of "grandpa" is, either the elder spirit guide for Charlie, or the position of "fixer" allowing
Charlie to profit from his insider knowledge from previously being employed by the chocolate factory.
This need some work, and dammit, I'm still deconstructing Zardoz for modern Progressive thought. "The penis is bad" is ringing in my head like I just got off a 12 hour marathon of The View powered by Red Bull and Pixie sticks.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2014 10:31 PM (QKJMN)

129 We really gotta get you out of that basement.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:30 PM (GEICT)


I thought the same thing. MWR is out and about tonight?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:31 PM (7yt0b)

130 My condolences, Conan.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 19, 2014 10:31 PM (WlWt+)

131 Posted by: conanthelibertarian

Condolences and prayers.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 19, 2014 10:32 PM (BJpOW)

132 I thought the same thing. MWR is out and about tonight?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:31 PM (7yt0b)



I think she's like AtC. Probably been asleep for an hour and a half.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:32 PM (GEICT)

133 Condolences and God's peace to you and your family, Conan.

Posted by: Fat Freddy's Cat at April 19, 2014 10:33 PM (OsheA)

134 Oh hell, Conan. I'm sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2014 10:33 PM (QKJMN)

135 Conan sorry to hear that.

You only think Washington Nearsider needs to get out. Kindltot, step away from the keyboard and watch a Godzilla movie like Biolante.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 10:33 PM (JgpFm)

136 I think she's like AtC. Probably been asleep for an hour and a half.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:32 PM (GEICT)


AtC's been around here tonight. If you want to spring Nearsider you should keep quiet.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:34 PM (7yt0b)

137 SAL 9000, "Dr. Chandra will I dream?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 10:34 PM (JgpFm)

138 AtC's been around here tonight. If you want to spring Nearsider you should keep quiet.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:34 PM (7yt0b)



I know. It's either an Easter miracle….or a sign of the Apocalypse.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:35 PM (GEICT)

139 I know. It's either an Easter miracle….or a sign of the Apocalypse.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 19, 2014 10:35 PM (GEICT)


SHHHHHHH!

You're getting an Appletini anyway. Along with Bannion.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:36 PM (7yt0b)

140
Our condolences and prayers for you and your family, Conan.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 19, 2014 10:36 PM (SAMxH)

141 Prayers for you and your family Conan.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 19, 2014 10:36 PM (HkxTP)

142 I know. It's either an Easter miracle….or a sign of the Apocalypse.>>

Maybe it's both and SMOD will be delivering candy tomorrow.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 19, 2014 10:36 PM (BJpOW)

143 "The form of the Traveler has been chosen."

"Cochran, what did you think?"

"The most harmless thing I could think of."

"Hey guys look at this!"

"Oh great, we are going to be destroyed by a fifty foot tall Easter bunny."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2014 10:37 PM (JgpFm)

144 Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at April 19, 2014 10:13 PM (dMSj2)

Who on earth would not realize that a six story house without an elevator would be impossible to live in?
Not to mention the dining room and kitchen on separate floors. You'd never have hot food, and you'd have to carry dishes and all the food up and down stairs. Eek.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:38 PM (SH7t3)

145 a urinal in the bathroom,
Posted by: Kindltot
---------------

Unless there is a lotto win we will never build a house, but that item has been on my list for decades.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 19, 2014 10:38 PM (aDwsi)

146 Oops. Off with Biden sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 19, 2014 10:38 PM (aDwsi)

147 Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:38 PM (SH7t3)


The other day I saw a place in DC going for something like 600 grand. Two-story condo. The master bedroom and closet were not attached.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:39 PM (7yt0b)

148 New York/New Jersey Moron Meet-up

There's never a central Iowa meet-up.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 19, 2014 10:40 PM (1UzRc)

149 thanks so much, beloved Horde.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:40 PM (JdMEP)

150 thanks so much, beloved Horde.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:40 PM (JdMEP)


XOXO.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:41 PM (7yt0b)

151 Adding my prayers and condolences Conan. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 19, 2014 10:41 PM (RZ8pf)

152 Uplifting and heart breaking.

http://tinyurl.com/m7fb7r9

Posted by: tbodie at April 19, 2014 10:41 PM (1s+pS)

153 hey, where are youz guyz? new ONT.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:42 PM (GYg/s)

154 conantheliberterian, please accept my condolences. I can't imagine how awful it must be. Sending love and hugs to you and the rest of your family.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 19, 2014 10:42 PM (63X/k)

155 Wait until you try the RS cookie dough eggs.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 19, 2014 10:18 PM (DmNpO)

I get hot for the raspberry whip and strawberry cream eggs. Thing is my 2 great nephews are coming and I kind of hate to fight them off for the best Easter candy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:43 PM (SH7t3)

156 hey, where are youz guyz? new ONT.

Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:42 PM (GYg/s)


He's serious.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2014 10:43 PM (7yt0b)

157 103 (I) I did manage to keep my mitts off the Russell Stover chocolate covered cream filled eggs.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:17 PM (SH7t3)(/I)
Why?
Posted by: tbodie at April 19, 2014 10:18 PM (1s+pS)

There are 2 great nephews coming, a 2 year old and a 6 year old. Also, my 96 year old father likes cream filled chocolate. I recently started buying him Reeses peanut butter cups. He loves them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:46 PM (SH7t3)

158
Prayers for your family conantheliberterian. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 19, 2014 10:46 PM (vL0Nv)

159 112 my mother died tonight. RIP.
Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)

Sorry to hear it. I hope you have supportive people around you.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:48 PM (SH7t3)

160 112 - Conan

Thoughts and prayers, friend. I am so sorry.

Posted by: shredded chi at April 19, 2014 10:50 PM (5S3wn)

161 May God give comfort & bring peace to you and your family, conantheliberterian. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: JeanQ at April 19, 2014 10:50 PM (82lr7)

162 Columbus Blue Jackets get first playoff victory in double OT. Eat that, Penguins.

Posted by: loving playoff hockey at April 19, 2014 10:51 PM (08jH8)

163 There are 2 great nephews coming, a 2 year old and a 6 year old. Also, my 96 year old father likes cream filled chocolate. I recently started buying him Reeses peanut butter cups. He loves them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:46 PM (SH7t3)

Wow! Almost a hundred years of family, all coming together. Enjoy, I had that for a while with my kids and my Grandmother. Good times.

Posted by: tbodie at April 19, 2014 10:51 PM (izPgb)

164 I try not to swear immediately after getting in the car while driving home from church. I know you all know this but there are so many assholes out there.
Posted by: Guido at April 19, 2014 10:25 PM (GYg/s)

Are you Catholic? Because in most of the parishes around here, a large number of people leave right after communion so they can beat the crowd out of the parking lot. Don't ask me how I know about this rather shabby Catholic tradition.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2014 10:51 PM (SH7t3)

165 >>>112 my mother died tonight. RIP.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)<<<



Oh no. Condolences and prayers for you and yours.

Posted by: loving playoff hockey at April 19, 2014 10:55 PM (08jH8)

166 bah, off hockey sock

Posted by: Hate Miser at April 19, 2014 10:56 PM (08jH8)

167 Yes, Conan, thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2014 10:58 PM (VOHex)

168 The sock fail has been going around today. I had it earlier too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2014 10:59 PM (VOHex)

169 Conan God bless and keep her and Lord protect you..

I know it's hard.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 19, 2014 10:59 PM (TE35l)

170 I can only add to the Horde's condolences and prayers for conanthelibertarian and family.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2014 11:02 PM (T1005)

171 I'm sorry, Conan.

Posted by: drew at April 20, 2014 01:04 AM (bZiYr)

172 Sorry for your loss conan.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 01:41 AM (DL2i+)

173 Just watched Big Ass Spider! off the DVR.
It grows into Fucking Ginormous Spider, but obviously they can't use that for a title.

Hispanic Sidekick (aka Mexican Robin): So you made an Alien have sex with a spider? These are your people Alex.

Natural socon but playing the race card = no gain. Although he is doing some black actors part.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 01:44 AM (DL2i+)

174 >>>112 my mother died tonight. RIP.

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at April 19, 2014 10:22 PM (JdMEP)


Damn.

Hang in there, dude.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 02:09 AM (AO9UG)

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