EMT 11/30/14 - Dallas Bound [krakatoa]

I'll be leaving you all to your own devices this morning, as I am flying to Dallas this morning.

I hear it's going to be in the mid 70s today. That will be lovely.

Of course tomorrow, the walk to the client's site will be in the mid 40s.

For all you Dallas area natives, I apologize. I bring more bad weather than Al Gore on a multi-city AGW seance tour.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 07:54 AM




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1 Ah, here we go.

Posted by: HH at November 30, 2014 07:49 AM (Ce4DF)

2

DAY 754

709 to go (782 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 07:50 AM (CMkNk)

3 That cold front is moving thru my area as we speak. Temps dropping fairly quickly.

Posted by: HH at November 30, 2014 07:51 AM (Ce4DF)

4 Winter on the Great Plains. Gulf-like or arctic, depending on which way the wind blows.

Posted by: mindful webworker not thinking at November 30, 2014 07:51 AM (AY/TT)

5 Morning everyone.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 07:51 AM (wU90H)

6
Saw "Birdman" yesterday. Sefton gives it 2 thumbs up. Reminds in a way of "All That Jazz" as a bizarre peek into the bizarre and twisted world of the stage. Michael Keaton's performance is damned good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 07:52 AM (CMkNk)

7 g'mornin', 'rons

"EMT"? this could become a "thing"

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 30, 2014 07:54 AM (KCxzN)

8 Hi Morons & Ettes. I have a pot roast brewing for Sunday lunch after church.

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2014 07:54 AM (btTLZ)

9 J.J. Sefton reading the synopsis of Birdman. Who gave Tim Burton Ka-boom laced with Roofies and LSD? Geez that sounds insane. Can it top Repo: The Genetic Opera though?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 07:56 AM (wU90H)

10
EMT - Enormous Moron Testicles


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 07:57 AM (CMkNk)

11 That post-Thanksgiving torpor
That pumpkin pie malaise
That mashed potato mellowness
That could go on for days!

Morning, Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker recites at November 30, 2014 07:58 AM (L6lkG)

12 9 J.J. Sefton reading the synopsis of Birdman. Who gave Tim Burton Ka-boom laced with Roofies and LSD? Geez that sounds insane. Can it top Repo: The Genetic Opera though?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 07:56 AM (wU90H)


Tim Burton was not involved, though it was semi-autobiographical to Keaton. Go see it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 07:59 AM (CMkNk)

13 Nice high in the mid 60s today, followed by a high of 32 for tomorrow.

Posted by: Radfem at November 30, 2014 07:59 AM (MMC8r)

14 Ick. Nasty anti-PIV sock off.

Posted by: --- at November 30, 2014 08:01 AM (MMC8r)

15 >>Nice high in the mid 60s today, followed by a high of 32 for tomorrow.
Posted by: Radfem

Here too. 70s yesterday. Back in the 50s later in the week.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 08:01 AM (3rrMW)

16 11 Posted by: mindful webworker recites at November 30, 2014 07:58 AM (L6lkG)

But at 3 o'clock this morning,
I had a sudden urge,
to binge a turkey "Dagwood"
which then I rapidly purged. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 08:01 AM (CMkNk)

17 Morning everyone. Kraka, I just finished a morning walk and it's very muggy and mild for sure outside in the DFW. Enjoy your visit!

Posted by: Yip at November 30, 2014 08:02 AM (84SRe)

18 J.J. Sefton, probably won't make it to my neck of the woods for a cinema experience.

Now to decide how dark to take story or just leave it as a simmering possible for a follow on book? Assuming I get published on book one and assuming I manage to finish it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 08:03 AM (wU90H)

19
Low 50's and partly cloudy at the Euro-trash Mall of America: SoHo, NYC.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 08:03 AM (CMkNk)

20 Three earthquakes here during the night also.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 08:03 AM (3rrMW)

21 18 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 08:03 AM (wU90H)

Check Moviefone/Fandango. You never know.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 08:04 AM (CMkNk)

22 Krak if you and I both show it'll be 12 below..


Weather Buddy powers activate

Posted by: Sven10077 at November 30, 2014 08:04 AM (/4AZU)

23 Sven, I just don't see you yelling "Shape of a block of ice!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 08:05 AM (wU90H)

24 It keeps fluctuating between winter and fall here in eastern Canada...gives me headaches...supposed to be fall again today.

Posted by: CanaDave at November 30, 2014 08:07 AM (5Kd7z)

25 It's gone from 50 degrees to 36 in just a little over 2 hours. And yesterday was beautiful when I got home from work. About 65. Had the front door open with the warm sunlight streaming in. So I just sort of sat in the sun drinking a Sam Adams and watching USC destroy ND.

Posted by: HH at November 30, 2014 08:11 AM (Ce4DF)

26 Summer of 1980 in Oklahoma. Highs above 100°F daily and never got below 80° at night, for over six weeks. We had no air conditioning, but worked in a/c daytime then slept on the roof at night; quite nice, actually. In a survivalist kind of way.

Then we moved to Chicago for the winter with the coldest night ever recorded there.

Any weather after that seems mild.

Posted by: mindful webworker recalls at November 30, 2014 08:13 AM (L6lkG)

27 For all you Dallas area natives, I apologize. I bring more bad weather than Al Gore on a multi-city AGW seance tour.

Was there for Thanksgiving and got out just in time. Bonus fun: watching a couple of Bones flying the pattern at Dyess AFB last Tuesday while gassing the car right off of Scott road.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at November 30, 2014 08:17 AM (TGYkU)

28 Thread needs its sea legs.

Posted by: Early Cuyler at November 30, 2014 08:27 AM (fgh+v)

29 "Then we moved to Chicago for the winter with the coldest night ever recorded there."



So I'm guessing that's the last time you slept on the roof, eh?

Posted by: HH at November 30, 2014 08:27 AM (Ce4DF)

30 Early Cuyler: "Thread needs its sea legs."

Missing its Vic fix.

Posted by: mindful webworker - on full alert at November 30, 2014 08:35 AM (L6lkG)

31

You'ld think there would have already been someone lined up for SecDef, since this forced resignation of Hagel was long known.

Eh, who needs a Secretary of Defense when you've got the Master of All Things?

The country is rudderless.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 08:36 AM (IXrOn)

32 Morning!

Got warm enough here yesterday (50 degrees) to get the Christmas decorations up outside.. I really hate doing that crap in the cold.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 30, 2014 08:37 AM (/9Mak)

33

I hope Aussie is okay.

Brisbane was hammered.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 08:37 AM (IXrOn)

34 Eh, who needs a Secretary of Defense when you've got the Master of All Things?

The country is rudderless.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette
............
All of the cabinet heads are merely titular in Obozo's White House anyway.. ValJar is making all the important decisions.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 30, 2014 08:39 AM (/9Mak)

35 it's 'sposed to get up to 60 just outside the wire of The Peoples' Republik of AnnArbor

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 30, 2014 08:40 AM (KCxzN)

36 Re: SecDef:

I don't think anyone wants the job. At least, no one that could put themselves in front of a Senate confirmation panel. Who in this administration is in a position to be asked questions under oath? And who outside the administration is willing to join it? Hagel was probably the last outsider dumb enough to not see it for what it was.

Posted by: f2000 at November 30, 2014 08:40 AM (ONKYQ)

37 HH: "guessing that's the last time you slept on the roof, eh?"

Indeed, although a couple of summer nights since we moved back to Okla, I've considered it. But then I'd think, wait! We have air conditioning!

Posted by: mindful webworker - on and on at November 30, 2014 08:40 AM (L6lkG)

38 Morning all.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 30, 2014 08:41 AM (nzKvP)

39 I really hate doing that crap in the cold.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 30, 2014 08:37 AM

My wife always wants me to put the lights up when it's warm. I never get in the mood until it gets cold, but that cold & wind last week was just nuts. I'll put them up today

Posted by: Cicero Skip at November 30, 2014 08:43 AM (FIrEF)

40 Re: SecDef:

I don't think anyone wants the job. At least, no one that could put themselves in front of a Senate confirmation panel. Who in this administration is in a position to be asked questions under oath? And who outside the administration is willing to join it? Hagel was probably the last outsider dumb enough to not see it for what it was.
Posted by: f2000 at November 30, 2014 08:40 AM (ONKYQ)


No one with a brain or who wants to lead wants the job. They know it's just a rubber stamp, then you'll be run under the bus type job.

Hence, things like this:

Pat Sajak @patsajak

Looking for something part time. Just a couple of months during holiday hiatus. Thinking about Secretary of Defense.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 08:43 AM (IXrOn)

41 We had windows open yesterday, into the evening, but it's chilly this morning. (And we had snow a week or so ago.)

Mother Nature can't quite decide if it's winter-winter yet.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 08:43 AM (9BRsg)

42 The country is rudderless.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 08:36 AM (IXrOn)

What the helm! A ship of state with an incompetent crew and the only guy in the wheelhouse is steering directly towards the maelstrom, after smashing the compass!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 30, 2014 08:44 AM (F2IAQ)

43

luxury: fresh coffee with a splash of leftover cream from the holidays

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 08:45 AM (IXrOn)

44 Drudge saying there was a 3.8 mag earthquake in Oklahoma City.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 08:45 AM (9BRsg)

45 Sajak - Snark funny

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2014 08:46 AM (vPh3W)

46
Valerie Jarrett says, "Yes, We Can!"
run the United States from Iran.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wax on at November 30, 2014 08:46 AM (L6lkG)

47
What the helm! A ship of state with an incompetent crew and the only guy in the wheelhouse is steering directly towards the maelstrom, after smashing the compass!


No, Ahabama just wants to kill the White Whale of Privilege.

Posted by: --- at November 30, 2014 08:46 AM (MMC8r)

48 Got a question for the Horde, since I'm sure all of you (and probably your pets) are more computer literate than me.


How do I stop my screen from blanking out after 30 seconds or so if I don't do anything? I'm using Win 7 Home Premium. It just drives me crazy but I haven't been able to figure out how to change whatever settings I need to.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: HH at November 30, 2014 08:47 AM (Ce4DF)

49 A couple months as a part time Sec Def? Well could at least fire the whole JCS. Then start rolling back all the under under under secretaries.

But as son as noise is made of firing the JCS, part time would be declared redundant. And ValJar appointed as interim ferret.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 08:47 AM (wU90H)

50 Drudge saying there was a 3.8 mag earthquake in Oklahoma City.
-----------------

FRACKING! in 3.., 2...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2014 08:47 AM (vPh3W)

51 Pat Sajak @patsajak

Looking for something part time. Just a couple of months during holiday hiatus. Thinking about Secretary of Defense.


Boy obama is going to be pissed when he reads that in the paper

Posted by: Cicero Skip at November 30, 2014 08:48 AM (FIrEF)

52 FRACKING! in 3.., 2...

Matt DamoN!!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 08:48 AM (wU90H)

53 Got my Amazon Fire Stick yesterday at Staples -- 24 bucks. Gonna get another one today. Good riddance cable tv and renting shit forever.

Posted by: Emotional Support Pig at November 30, 2014 08:49 AM (zxQ4h)

54 How do I stop my screen from blanking out after 30 seconds or so if I don't do anything? I'm using Win 7 Home Premium. It just drives me crazy but I haven't been able to figure out how to change whatever settings I need to.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by: HH at November 30, 2014 08:47 AM


go to "Control Panel" "Display" & snoop around. It's either there or on the "Power" settings

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 30, 2014 08:49 AM (KCxzN)

55 >> Drudge saying there was a 3.8 mag earthquake in Oklahoma City.

Posted by: Y-not

Actually three overnight. 3.8, 3.5, 4.2. Two of them woke me up.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 08:50 AM (3rrMW)

56 How do I stop my screen from blanking out after 30 seconds or so if I don't do anything?
--

I'm on a Mac but there should be some sort of "settings" option (same thing that allows you to set the style of your windows, background, etc) that lets you change how long (if at all) until your screen saver kicks in.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 08:50 AM (9BRsg)

57 Wanted: Middle manager for high profile spokesjob ar DoD. No experience necessary, will train. Salary, benefits, 401k, company car. Email resume and headshot to valjazzer69@whitehouse dot com.

Posted by: Secundus, M.D. at November 30, 2014 08:50 AM (AiiPY)

58 >>Actually three overnight. 3.8, 3.5, 4.2. Two of them woke me up.

Rocking and rolling!

Stay safe, Aviator.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 08:50 AM (9BRsg)

59 HH - Display time-out , setting, :http://tinyurl.com/bmg7jps

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2014 08:51 AM (vPh3W)

60 Is Vic AWOL this morning?

Posted by: USA at November 30, 2014 08:51 AM (m8hf7)

61 Control Panel
Display
Personalization
Screen Saver

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 30, 2014 08:51 AM (KCxzN)

62 Since there are some Oklahomans here... what's the nicest part of the state in terms of weather and/or scenery?

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 08:52 AM (9BRsg)

63 I have heard your complaints about the puny human dwelling area you call "Chicago" . They will be... addressed.

Posted by: New Madrid Faultline at November 30, 2014 08:53 AM (iI++U)

64 HH - Actually that was Screen Saver Time-out. Not the same, I expect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2014 08:53 AM (vPh3W)

65 If you're interested, the documentary about Lance Armstrong, "Stop At Nothing" is airing on Showtime right now.

ICYMI, it's a real eye opener and any sympathy you had remaining for Armstrong will disappear after watching it.

What a complete and utter prick.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 30, 2014 08:55 AM (DmNpO)

66 Morning....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 30, 2014 08:55 AM (7Qicm)

67 My dog could use a little work and the family could use the income. Plus, ValJarJar, he sounds like. Just the SecDef you'd be looking for.

Posted by: MTF at November 30, 2014 08:56 AM (6um35)

68 Since there are some Oklahomans here... what's the nicest part of the state in terms of weather and/or scenery?


Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 08:52 AM (9BRsg)

Scenery is best observed in rear view mirror

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 30, 2014 08:56 AM (R8hU8)

69 "what's the nicest part of the state in terms of weather and/or scenery?"


Not an Okie but the eastern/southeastern part in terms of scenery. Nice hills, pines, lakes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 30, 2014 08:57 AM (7Qicm)

70 >>Since there are some Oklahomans here... what's the nicest part of the state in terms of weather and/or scenery?
Posted by: Y-not

Central and East have more hills, trees and water. South and East higher elevations. The West is flatter.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 08:57 AM (3rrMW)

71 Win 7 laptop
Control Panel>Power Options>Choose when to turn off the display

Hope this helps

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 30, 2014 08:59 AM (F2IAQ)

72 What a complete and utter prick.

Not quite a complete prick, since he's short one testicle. More like 66.6%

Posted by: Emotional Support Pig at November 30, 2014 08:59 AM (zxQ4h)

73 Morning all.

Fresh coffee, watching a Punkin' Chunkin' trebuchet fling a car (which has not been set ablaze first -- amateurs!).

How to spend the remains of the day? Productively, or goofing off?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 30, 2014 09:00 AM (QBm1P)

74 Thanks!

Somehow I never managed to visit any part of OK during my 7 yrs in TX. Would like to rectify that someday.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:00 AM (9BRsg)

75 Let there be a Sec Def! I said, and there was a Sec Def. There will be one again.

Posted by: Emperor Barack I, the Christmas Light Bringer at November 30, 2014 09:01 AM (6um35)

76 Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 30, 2014 09:00 AM (QBm1P)

It's the tail end of a long holiday weekend, so obviously you should buckle down and be productive just to practice for the start of a long week!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 30, 2014 09:01 AM (F2IAQ)

77 Also, since this is an open thread: recommendations from the horde for the best bone-in smoked ham? Money no object - this might be Christmas dinner.

I was expecting a slew of recommendations from Virginians and Kentuckians on Twitter... only ham recommendation came from a Yankee! lol

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:02 AM (9BRsg)

78 #2 why not count ALL the days? 2215 that we've managed to live through.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at November 30, 2014 09:02 AM (R+h7Q)

79 I hate Virginia ham, way too salty.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at November 30, 2014 09:03 AM (R+h7Q)

80 Oklahoma isn't just flat plains.

http://tinyurl.com/kdr8qfp

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 09:04 AM (3rrMW)

81
Hello from Way Down Here and it's Monday.. .but its OK , I have the day off work because I have my annual lunch with my old nursing colleagues - seven of us have stuck together for many years through weddings, divorces, kidlets, and other assorted dramas and events

We always have a weekend away in August, and a lunch in the city before Christmas

Some of my lovely friends travel from the country just for this - 2 have a 5 hour drive, one is 3 hours away, the rest of us are in Sydney

And the telly is off - bloody thunderstorm has damaged the cable and I'll be stuffed if I'm turning the bloody thing on to get FTA rubbish

So I'm listening to the sound of crickets chirping.....millions of them it seems

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:04 AM (U+r+e)

82 hi aussie!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl 98 days until Spring Training at November 30, 2014 09:06 AM (u8GsB)

83
77 Y-not

Hi, and we have a HAM WAR happening here...

The big supermarkets are all vying for the Christmas ham trade and the prices are lower than last year

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:07 AM (U+r+e)

84 just saw this -- makes zero sense

Seattle Mayor Pardoned Tofu Instead of Turkey

SEATTLE (AP) -- As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week (http://bit.ly/1HEA5Uu ).

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 09:07 AM (IXrOn)

85 Wow, Aussie.

Cricket is a really popular sport there, isn't it?

Posted by: kindltot at November 30, 2014 09:07 AM (t//F+)

86 It's the tail end of a long holiday weekend, so obviously you should buckle down and be productive just to practice for the start of a long week!
Posted by: Hrothgar at November 30, 2014 09:01 AM (F2IAQ)
----
OMG, a full 5-day workweek! What a slog that will be!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 30, 2014 09:07 AM (QBm1P)

87 >>So I'm listening to the sound of crickets chirping.....millions of them it seems

I'll never understand that game...

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 30, 2014 09:07 AM (0xTsz)

88 "Oklahoma isn't just flat plains."


No it is not. Being a Texan I am supposed to dislike Okie-land but I'll be damned if there aren't some pretty places up there. Take the back roads from Ft. Smith southwest. Poteau, Clayton, OK, etc.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 30, 2014 09:07 AM (7Qicm)

89 I hate Virginia ham, way too salty.
Posted by: Miley's Tongue


No such thing. Tho' I'd salt a salt lick.

Posted by: dogfish at November 30, 2014 09:08 AM (hlO4G)

90 And the telly is off - bloody thunderstorm has damaged the cable and I'll be stuffed if I'm turning the bloody thing on to get FTA rubbish

So I'm listening to the sound of crickets chirping.....millions of them it seems

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:04 AM (U+r+e)


I was reading and looking at the after-shots of Brisbane this morning. Nasty storm. Huge floods.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 09:08 AM (IXrOn)

91 Beautiful, Aviator!

Oklahomans seemed nice when I'd encounter them in Texas. Nice is important to me.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:08 AM (9BRsg)

92 Best area in Oklahoma?

I'm prejudiced to the NE, "green country" (slogan pre-dates "eco" green). The Arkansas-Verdigris River and tributaries, cutting through gently rolling hills, and full of anthropogenic lakes. Mostly civilized people, outside of Tulsa.

But there's a bit of everything in the four corners of the state. Except mountains you can ski on, but Colorado and New Mexico are next door. And no ocean. However, the prairie grasses look like ocean waves.

Posted by: mindful webworker - tour guide at November 30, 2014 09:08 AM (L6lkG)

93 Hello, Aussie. How's updside down land?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 30, 2014 09:08 AM (7Qicm)

94
82 phoenixgirl

Hi there and I hope you have a lovely yesterday!

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:08 AM (U+r+e)

95 I'm a better SecDef than my SecDef. I'll just take over the position myself.

Posted by: His Excellency President for Life Field Marshall Doctor Barry at November 30, 2014 09:13 AM (3rrMW)

96
85 kindltot

Hi, you've been reading about Phillip Hughes then?

A freak accident - and hard to believe it happened

And yes, cricket is our national summer sport - and for a cricket fan like me, it's a year round thing as we can watch the northern hemisphere summer games on cable

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:13 AM (U+r+e)

97 HH - Actually that was Screen Saver Time-out. Not the same, I expect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2014 08:53 AM (vPh3W)


Well I'll be damned. I had no idea that you could right-click on the computer screen and come up with that info. I had indeed checked control panel several times but somehow kept missing what I needed. But Mr. Hammers' link got me the info I needed right away and IT WORKS!
Owe you a 6-pack Mr. Hammer.

Posted by: HH at November 30, 2014 09:13 AM (Ce4DF)

98

if you haven't seen this yet

12-YEAR-OLD QUINTAVIOUS JOHNSON ROCKED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL GAME

head over to therightscoop.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 30, 2014 09:14 AM (IXrOn)

99 >>And no ocean. However, the prairie grasses look like ocean waves.

I hear you on that! I don't really miss the ocean here most of the year b/c the aspen leaves *sound* like waves.

Book thread is up.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:14 AM (9BRsg)

100 I wonder if flying to Australia to pick up a ham would be cost-effective?! ;-)

*waves to aussie*

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:16 AM (9BRsg)

101
87 Mama AJ

One day I'll repost the rules of cricket here - the east to understand version!

Just have to find that page again (I hate this version of Windows can't ever find a bloody thing I've saved)

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:16 AM (U+r+e)

102 Apparently Sony got hacked and five of their movies got leaked. That's gotta hurt.

Posted by: xc at November 30, 2014 09:17 AM (MMC8r)

103 >>Oklahomans seemed nice when I'd encounter them in Texas. Nice is important to me.

Nice is a good start. Beyond that, my mom and I were discussing differences in "willingness to make new friends".

I don't know if differences in that are actually geographic vs. things are different these days vs. small communities vs. cities.

I'd love to know what you all think about that.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 30, 2014 09:18 AM (0xTsz)

104
90 artisanal 'ette

Hi, did you see the pics of the apartment where the roof was just blown off?

Loved the bloke who lives there being interviewed -he says with a smile a shrug of the shoulders "at least the bedroom still has a roof" while he was looking around at the destruction of the living room and kitchen

My son lives 100km south on the Gold Coast and they had nothing there but a bit of rain...

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:21 AM (U+r+e)

105 This 77-year-old grandma can lift more than you

http://tinyurl.com/lvywcx5

Posted by: --- at November 30, 2014 09:22 AM (MMC8r)

106 ynot

from bon appetite :

http://tinyurl.com/lme59s3

on one of the shopping networks they usually sell a premium ham this time of year.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl 97 days until Spring Training at November 30, 2014 09:24 AM (u8GsB)

107 Nice is a good start. Beyond that, my mom and I were discussing differences in "willingness to make new friends".



I don't know if differences in that are actually geographic vs.
things are different these days vs. small communities vs. cities.
---

I think some of it is regional, although the big city vs small town thing is also a factor. But in my experience, the western U.S. (until you hit the coast) has people who are more open, like the spaces here. So they seem to be more polite and generically "friendly," but also independent and respectful of others' independence. I think it's a reflection of the relative newness of this part of the country, the overall lower density of the populations, and the more challenging terrain and weather as compared to the NE, mid-Atlantic, and rust belt.

I haven't lived in what I'd consider the true South, so I don't have direct experience with those folks "in situ."

But one thing I am curious about is this description of Montanans someone posted yesterday (?) about them being friendly but not intrusive (or something like that). I would love that.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:25 AM (9BRsg)

108
Does anyone (not you all of course) realize the amount of energy that is released by an earthquake?

It's literally in the hundreds of megatons. And human beings drilling is causing the earth to move???

I'm no scientist, but no fucking way that tracking causes earthquakes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 09:25 AM (CMkNk)

109
93 Ricardo kill

Hi and all is well

Took the car for a carwash - 2 hours later that action brought down the rain!

And I'm gathering up the courage to post a Youtube video (never have done that here) and the Barrel is waiting for me

Barrel says it needs an Aussie touch for a change - some boomerangs on the wall and a nice little kangaroo skin on the floor...

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:25 AM (U+r+e)

110
tracking = fracking

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 30, 2014 09:25 AM (CMkNk)

111 Thx phxazgirl.

We're negotiating our Christmas menu this year. Last year was goose and the year before that we did a Moroccan menu.

Mr Y-not was leaning some northern European menu that featured a lot of raclettes.

I was thinking of a really good ham.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:27 AM (9BRsg)

112
100 Y-not

Why not? Holiday in our Aussie summer and pack the ham in your suitcase...

*waves back*

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:28 AM (U+r+e)

113 >>Oklahomans seemed nice when I'd encounter them in Texas. Nice is important to me.
Posted by: Y-not

I'm a transplant to OK and yes most are nice. I like living here better than anywhere else I've lived.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 09:28 AM (3rrMW)

114
I'm no scientist, but no fucking way that tracking causes earthquakes.


As we've seen this week, foreign powers are very concerned about fracking. Anti-fracking hysteria can be easily seen for what it is-- disinformation to eliminate competition to oil interests around the globe.

Posted by: --- at November 30, 2014 09:30 AM (MMC8r)

115 I'm a transplant to OK and yes most are nice. I like living here better than anywhere else I've lived.
---

Where else have you lived?

It is funny to both husband and self that altho we're both born and bred East coasters, we can no longer picture living back there. He looked at a job in New England several years ago and called me from the plane saying "this won't work." And he's from there.

I could envision one more move, but barring some truly huge pot of cash involved I doubt it would be back East. We like the southwest and mountain west.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:32 AM (9BRsg)

116 I can make new friends. It's just hard to get the parts these days.

Posted by: Epobirs at November 30, 2014 09:33 AM (IdCqF)

117 Aussie, I read your comments here, but I don't read the sports pages of the local papers. It did get front page coverage in a couple of S. American papers that I try to brush up my Spanish with.

Did you know the national sport of Colombia is Tejo? It involves throwing rocks at an iron ring in a slanted wall of mud. Drinking and small, pressure-sensitive explosives can be involved.

Posted by: kindltot at November 30, 2014 09:33 AM (t//F+)

118 >>Nice is a good start. Beyond that, my mom and I were discussing differences in "willingness to make new friends".

I don't know if differences in that are actually geographic vs. things are different these days vs. small communities vs. cities.

I'd love to know what you all think about that.
Posted by: Mama AJ

I've lived a few different places. My take is South and Southwest folks are more willing to assume the best about new people. Small towns are often the worse. 50 year old people whose friends are the people they went to high school with are not very welcoming to outsiders. Easiest places to make new friends are places that have a significant population flux like a college town.

Broad generalizations with many exceptions.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 09:35 AM (3rrMW)

119 All Hail Eris, got tired of waving around your over-sized toothpick already?

Could read some more. Or get some more cooking done. Or build a better mousetrap and perhaps snag a ValJar.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 09:36 AM (wU90H)

120 I'm a Okie that has lived in Texas the last 35 years... I like them both. And O/T palette cleanser re; the racial Ferguson MSM crapola... The awesome Sheriff in Minnesota that somehow was reelected and speaks so forthrightly... has an opinion on AG Eric Holder and his agenda to whip up the race war. http://bit.ly/129hxLY Sheriff Clarke, 6min

Posted by: Yip at November 30, 2014 09:37 AM (84SRe)

121 Epobirs, isn't there a warehouse in Section 7 where you can get the required parts?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 09:37 AM (wU90H)

122 >>It is funny to both husband and self that altho we're both born and bred East coasters, we can no longer picture living back there. He looked at a job in New England several years ago and called me from the plane saying "this won't work." And he's from there.

Yep. Well, I'm not from there, but lived there for many years.

Homeschooling and gun laws are part of it for us, but it's more than that. More the prevailing attitude that leads to those...or something.

>>I haven't lived in what I'd consider the true South

The people where I am are warm and friendly. I've really appreciated that. But it just doesn't go beyond that.

Now maybe that's just because it's a fairly small community. People at church have literally known each other for generations and have connections every which way.

You couldn't play 6 degrees of separation. You'd never get past 2.



Posted by: Mama AJ at November 30, 2014 09:39 AM (0xTsz)

123 #121

The big basic but there are a lot of twiddly bits that are never in stock or misfiled. Some days it seems like it's all twiddly bits.

Posted by: Epobirs at November 30, 2014 09:40 AM (IdCqF)

124 I was up late and, well, now I'm up late. Good morning. Looks like I have some catching up to do.

Posted by: rickl at November 30, 2014 09:42 AM (sdi6R)

125
117 kindltot

That Tejo sounds rather interesting...small explosives and drinking?

What could ever go wrong eh?

*more research, goodness AoSHQ is like school - learn something new every day*

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:46 AM (U+r+e)

126 >>Easiest places to make new friends are places that have a significant population flux like a college town.

That's exactly what my mom and I were wondering about.

Would a big metropolitan area (like DFW) have some of the same characteristics, i.e. people who have moved there from somewhere else?

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 30, 2014 09:46 AM (0xTsz)

127 Anna, I'm practicing my flailing technique even as we speak! But I think I'm just entrenching some bad habits. I really need a strapping feller to help me with my swing.

I'll probably just read, watch movies, and take a long walk. I cooked all day yesterday.

How's the writing progressing? Have you decided to take the story down a dark path, or will you save that for the sequel?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 30, 2014 09:47 AM (QBm1P)

128 >>Where else have you lived?

It is funny to both husband and self that altho we're both born and bred East coasters, we can no longer picture living back there. He looked at a job in New England several years ago and called me from the plane saying "this won't work." And he's from there.

I could envision one more move, but barring some truly huge pot of cash involved I doubt it would be back East. We like the southwest and mountain west.
Posted by: Y-not

Significant amounts of time in Indiana, Michigan, Florida. Significant travel to East Coast other parts of Midwest, CO, AZ.

I get recruiter calls all the time. A couple of years ago I went and looked at a job in Erie, PA. My wife and I took about half a day to come to the conclusion we just couldn't live there. When I get calls from recruiters now, if the job is north of the Mason Dixon line I just stop them mid pitch.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 09:48 AM (3rrMW)

129 I agree with Aviator about college towns.

I'll go further - at the risk of my moronette card - and say that I am happiest and most comfortable in communities that have more diversity in them, rather than less. (To be fair, I define "diversity" based on life experiences more than ethnicity.)

Nevertheless, one reason I tend to enjoy college (and I really mean "university" here more than undergraduate-centered small colleges) towns is that you have a fairly mobile population (a lot of people come and go - grad students, postdocs, scholars) with a core community that has probably lived in more places than average (b/c of the nature of academic careers) and who have probably worked with folks from overseas or been there themselves.

And I agree that small towns can be very insular.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:50 AM (9BRsg)

130
128 Aviator

Last trip to the US we drove from Toronto via Erie down to Washington DC and we passed the Mason Dixon Line..it was only a little sign but we did notice it

Wondered what that was...

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 09:50 AM (U+r+e)

131 Significant amounts of time in Indiana, Michigan, Florida. Significant travel to East Coast other parts of Midwest, CO, AZ.
---

I've lived in MD, VT, IL, MA, TX, IN, SoCal, and UT.

What do you think about the famed Midwestern friendliness?

I think it's a myth.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:52 AM (9BRsg)

132 Combat engineers' garden party, really, Aussie.
Treat the squibs like watercress sammiches.

Posted by: kindltot at November 30, 2014 09:52 AM (t//F+)

133 Hey, how bout them Heels!!

Posted by: Chris Tingle Legs at November 30, 2014 09:55 AM (0FSuD)

134 The awesome Sheriff in Minnesota that somehow was reelected and speaks so forthrightly... has an opinion on AG Eric Holder and his agenda to whip up the race war. http://bit.ly/129hxLY Sheriff Clarke, 6min
Posted by: Yip at November 30, 2014 09:37 AM (84SRe)
----
If you haven't seen this, do! Sheriff Clarke pulls no punches. Reality porn!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 30, 2014 09:57 AM (QBm1P)

135 What do you think about the famed Midwestern friendliness?

I think it's a myth.
Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 09:52 AM (9BRsg)
----
Screw you, Y-Not!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 30, 2014 09:59 AM (QBm1P)

136 All Hail Eris, I am trying not to go down a dark path with this book. I validated last night so am a NaNoWriMo winner at just under 58k words. I see in my story I have left threads that I can either force closure right now and go clunky in writing. Or leave them, like many things in life, unfinished and if some people really want a sequel then I can worry about tying them up.

Ach lassie, yer goona need a strappin' lad in a kilt then eh? To hel an ya wit da swinging of toothpick.

So time to forage for food. And then get back to the writing. Hope you have a great day.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 09:59 AM (wU90H)

137 >>'ll go further - at the risk of my moronette card - and say that I am happiest and most comfortable in communities that have more diversity in them, rather than less. (To be fair, I define "diversity" based on life experiences more than ethnicity.)

Nevertheless, one reason I tend to enjoy college (and I really mean "university" here more than undergraduate-centered small colleges) towns is that you have a fairly mobile population (a lot of people come and go - grad students, postdocs, scholars) with a core community that has probably lived in more places than average (b/c of the nature of academic careers) and who have probably worked with folks from overseas or been there themselves.

And I agree that small towns can be very insular.

Posted by: Y-not >>

Different life experiences make people interesting.

I agree with the University comment. There seems to be a critical mass of flux if you will. I've lived in a small town that had a small college. The college had people from far and wide including students and faculty. The college and the town were two separate entities with almost no interaction. I've also lived in a University town where the University people are a significant part of the population. Completely different dynamic.

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 10:00 AM (3rrMW)

138
Just for your information...

The Aussie Aldi Christmas food catalogue... http://goo.gl/wW8sis

(I was looking at ham prices to lure Y-not Down Under so she could buy a ham here and call in to Chez Aussie for drinkies)

Posted by: aussie at November 30, 2014 10:01 AM (U+r+e)

139 My father worked for a large chemical company. Like the Army, which he was Reserve officer in, you move every three years.


That and working selling books in the summer in college means I have a lot of territory covered.


Mostly East Coast. SC, NC, VA, MD, NYC and NJ. I attended some schools in each state. Plus TX, IL, MI, GA, working in the summers.


The nicest people usually are in transient towns where there is no inbreed crowd. Everyone must meet each other.


The rudest? Believe it or not a lot of Southern towns are rude as shit to new comers.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 30, 2014 10:02 AM (0FSuD)

140 >>Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 30, 2014 09:59 AM

See, that's why I should have been more thoughtful before I hit "post!"

Sorry about that! :-)

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 10:05 AM (9BRsg)

141 >>What do you think about the famed Midwestern friendliness?

I think it's a myth.
Posted by: Y-not

Friendlier than an East Coast big city, but not as friendly as people would like to believe themselves to be..

Posted by: Aviator at November 30, 2014 10:07 AM (3rrMW)

142 With all the crap happening at colleges these days, from non-free speech, all men are rapists, etc. etc. and so forth, I'm having trouble accepting that college towns would still be open and diverse, at least in the ways that would lead people to accept homeschooling conservative gun owners.

I hear what you guys are saying. It's been my experience, too.

Don't know.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 30, 2014 10:11 AM (0xTsz)

143 Just read on the second city cop blog that one of the reporters that released officer Wilson's home location , has asked for police protection and wants to hire a bodyguard. And people keep sending pizzas and chinese food to her apt.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at November 30, 2014 10:11 AM (FIrEF)

144 What an idiot. People want to kill Wilson and people only want to mildly harass her.

But she's the bigger victim in her mind.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 30, 2014 10:15 AM (0xTsz)

145 Just read on the second city cop blog that one of the reporters that released officer Wilson's home location , has asked for police protection and wants to hire a bodyguard. And people keep sending pizzas and chinese food to her apt.

Imagine how Wilson must feel, scrunt.

Posted by: --- at November 30, 2014 10:17 AM (MMC8r)

146 Has she considered how she is likely regarded by cops everywhere right now?

Posted by: Epobirs at November 30, 2014 10:22 AM (IdCqF)

147 I'm going to post a thread on Regional differences later today, assuming I can find an open slot in the non-schedule schedule. Good thread-fodder.

We have a lot of well-traveled hordelings.

Posted by: Y-not at November 30, 2014 10:23 AM (9BRsg)

148 I think I have found this reporter's poster -
http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/selection-du-weekend-116-19.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 30, 2014 10:24 AM (wU90H)

149 in the second city story there is a link to a NYPD blog. Someone posted her cell phone number, and said he got it on a bathroom wall.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at November 30, 2014 10:25 AM (FIrEF)

150 The NYPD blog also has both both reporters pictures posted.
The pictures should be posted at every el, and train station with the subject of free blow jobs.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at November 30, 2014 10:29 AM (FIrEF)

151 Just read on the second city cop blog that one of the reporters that
released officer Wilson's home location , has asked for police
protection and wants to hire a bodyguard. And people keep sending pizzas
and chinese food to her apt.


I hope people aren't buying her cubic yard of sand, dirt or horse manure - delivered, off of Craig's List. ("Just dump it in the driveway, I won't be home on Thursday")

Posted by: kindltot at November 30, 2014 10:29 AM (t//F+)

152 The horse manure sounds great except she lives in an apartment in Chicago. Would not want to piss off her neighbors.

On second thought, maybe they would want her evicted because they feel threatened.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at November 30, 2014 10:48 AM (FIrEF)

153 Why, in all that is Good and Holy, would you want to fly to Dallas? And in the morning, no less? <<shakes head in confused manner>>

Posted by: Snowbound at November 30, 2014 10:52 AM (TqyFL)

154 Guns

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at November 30, 2014 11:13 AM (4V8vO)

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