Morning Thread (1-16-2015)

Happy Friday!

Great podcast with Nick Searcy this week in the sidebar, with a post later this afternoon.

Posted by: Andy at 08:03 AM




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1 Good morning.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 16, 2015 08:04 AM (5ZOrn)

2 Morning Horde

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at January 16, 2015 08:04 AM (R8hU8)

3 There you are...

Posted by: HH at January 16, 2015 08:04 AM (Ce4DF)

4


DAY 801

662 to go (735 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 January 16, 2015 08:05 AM (CMkNk)

5 This is pretty cool.
From what I understand, the owners contracted them to dig a pond for them.

Michigan contractor finds 14,000-year-old mastodon skeleton in backyard

Daniel LaPoint Jr. made the discovery outside his Bellevue Township home in November and, with the help of neighbor Eric Witzke, dug up 42 bones from the prehistoric creature. The bones will be donated to a local museum, but the two men are keeping a few fragments for themselves.


http://tinyurl.com/nzmrtxf

the pictures are pretty neat
take a look

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:05 AM (IXrOn)

6
About time!!


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:06 AM (CMkNk)

7 Happy birthday to me.

Posted by: LASue at January 16, 2015 08:06 AM (BkBmj)

8 Release the Vic!

And good morning as my weekend starts.
It snowed here yesterday, looked very pretty as it came down and even prettier as it melted on contact!

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something... at January 16, 2015 08:06 AM (baiNQ)

9 Ola, Morning Thread.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:07 AM (f1HUZ)

10 7 Happy birthday to me.
Posted by: LASue at January 16, 2015 08:06 AM (BkBmj)

Ooh. Cake!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:07 AM (CMkNk)

11 crazy to watch
amazing no one was hurt
or that there wasn't more damage

SEE IT: Driver speeds through California car wash before crashing

The elderly Oldsmobile driver reportedly confused the gas and brake pedals, then 'couldn't stop' when the incident occurred at Quick Quack Car Wash in Sacramento on Friday.


http://tinyurl.com/olyhfpv

video at link

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:07 AM (IXrOn)

12 Good morning miscreants. Loins girded for whatever fresh outrage awaits?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 16, 2015 08:07 AM (KH1sk)

13 Good news - Duke University has reversed its decision to broadcast the Muslim prayer screech from the university chapel.

http://tinyurl.com/mdgbx35

They cite "security concerns" as their reason for doing so. Probably the security of their ongoing relationships with major donors was the real cause.

Score one for the good guys. The SJWs lost this round, at least for now.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at January 16, 2015 08:08 AM (YYJjz)

14
Does Searcy make like Adam Baldwin did in his AoS podcast appearance and blurt out "suck it, Eckdahl!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (VB0Qs)

15 Searcy is a pussy. Last year on FB, during the NCAA tournament, I was rooting for UNC to lose to help my bracket, and for Duke to win, because Jabari Parker was my favorite prospective draft pick. He freaked out, claimed I was a "fraud" because I had previously rooted for UNC to win ( that's how brackets work). He blocked me from FB when I pointed out to him that he was being an idiot.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (2cS/G)

16 Happy birthday to me.
Posted by: LASue at January 16, 2015 08:06 AM (BkBmj)


Treat yourself.

Have an awesome day.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (IXrOn)

17 Morning morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (W6Tct)

18 11 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:07 AM (IXrOn)


May this sort of thing be the worst news we hear every day.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (CMkNk)

19 Prolly most of you here have a net worth greater than Argentina.

Posted by: Amateur webzine Salon at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (6um35)

20 Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (2cS/G)

Pussy seems strong & inappropriate. Clueless dumb fuck seems more fitting in the circumstances

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:10 AM (W6Tct)

21 May this sort of thing be the worst news we hear every day.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (CMkNk)


if only
but we do have to keep things in perspective

it's friday, and LASue's Birthday, so we need to focus on the good stuff

friday is party day

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:11 AM (IXrOn)

22
7 Happy birthday to me.

Posted by: LASue at January 16, 2015 08:06 AM (BkBmj)



Ooh. Cake!!!!





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:07 AM (CMkNk)









As always it must be noted:

Pie > Cake

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 16, 2015 08:11 AM (VB0Qs)

23 Happy birthday LA Woman errr I mean LASue

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:11 AM (W6Tct)

24 Pie > Cake
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 16, 2015 08:11 AM (VB0Qs)



(Pie + Cake) > (Pie > Cake)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (IXrOn)

25 22 As always it must be noted:

Pie > Cake
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 16, 2015 08:11 AM (VB0Qs)

Wifey's coconut cake and the one at Planter's Inn in Charleston beats anything!


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (CMkNk)

26 Pie today?!?! It's already a good day.

Happy Birthday.

Posted by: MTF at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (6um35)

27 19 Prolly most of you here have a net worth greater than Argentina.
Posted by: Amateur webzine Salon at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (6um35)

And Peruvia even if you have to use Kaboom stamps

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (W6Tct)

28 I wish I still had the thread/comments, I can't remember the whole exchange, but "hysterical whining bitch" was my impression way back then.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (2cS/G)

29
Pie > Cake

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 16, 2015 08:11 AM (VB0Qs)





(Pie + Cake) > (Pie > Cake)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (IXrOn)








Hey, I was told there would be no math on this blog.

Then again, I started it so maybe I should shut my piehole.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 16, 2015 08:14 AM (VB0Qs)

30
Pie = 22/7

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:15 AM (CMkNk)

31 Searcy is a pussy. Last year on FB, during the NCAA tournament, I was rooting for UNC to lose to help my bracket, and for Duke to win, because Jabari Parker was my favorite prospective draft pick. He freaked out, claimed I was a "fraud" because I had previously rooted for UNC to win ( that's how brackets work). He blocked me from FB when I pointed out to him that he was being an idiot.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:09 AM (2cS/G)

First I must correct your spelling on one team, the proper spelling is Dook!

And along with Chump Hill may they both die in flames.

OK, now guess were I went to school!

Posted by: Old Dog at January 16, 2015 08:15 AM (tQYJH)

32 "Pie > Cake"


I always preferred pie to cake.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:15 AM (f1HUZ)

33 as the population of Western haters tipped the scales in these countries, there is no going back
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:00 AM (IXrOn)
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Or it's a reversion to the norm. Because I am apparently doomed to relive the 1970's, it all seems so similar to the far-left Red Brigade or Baader-Meinhof and their constant bombings "in sympathy" with the oppressed.

Ace's time machine -- is it a real thing? Not liking my assigned time stream.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (KH1sk)

34 Morning all. Lana Turner story at 515 in the ONT.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (zF6Iw)

35

toodles

cya's later

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (IXrOn)

36

Wifey's coconut cake and the one at Planter's Inn in Charleston beats anything!


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (CMkNk)

Prove it.
I'm a pie guy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (W6Tct)

37
Twenty years ago today, Star Trek: Voyager premiered.

The inflection point of the Star Trek universe.

Next stop, Capt Janeway gets turned into a frisky space tadpole.

Harry Kim gets replaced by his clone and everyone just seems to forget about it for the rest of the series.

And then there's Tuvix....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (kdS6q)

38 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:13 AM (W6Tct)

My net worth is negative (hello student loan and car loan!), but I'm still worth more than Argentina.

Posted by: Cato at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (J+mig)

39 it's friday, and LASue's Birthday, so we need to focus on the good stuff

friday is party day



It's not a party if you HAVE to wear pants.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (BSBT0)

40 11- This is why we took away my grandmother's car keys. She backed out of her garage and then couldn't remember how to drive. Then she claimed she didn't recognize her car (she'd had it for 8 years). My family came to the decision that, nope, no more driving for you.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (wrS2o)

41 32 I always preferred pie to cake.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:15 AM (f1HUZ)

A nice gooey danish or a slice of chocolate babka is nice.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (CMkNk)

42 Morning!

Happy B-Day LASue!

Will cake girl be bringing the cake?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (/9Mak)

43 Mmm, pie. Another perfect breakfast food.

Posted by: mindful webworker - after 1st breakfast at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (AY/TT)

44 OK, now guess were I went to school!
Posted by: Old Dog at January 16, 2015

Nc state?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (W6Tct)

45 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (kdS6q)

Is "inflection point" fancy English Major speak for "when things got weird"?

Posted by: Cato at January 16, 2015 08:18 AM (J+mig)

46
Real important type news? These are the top 3 stories at The Hill:

GOP tactics on ObamaCare move away from full repeal

McConnell to House GOP: Don't expect miracle on immigration

Senate GOP: Shutdown off the table

Yay?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2015 08:18 AM (kdS6q)

47 Wolf Pack, no doubt. They played a hell of a game against the Heels last night.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:18 AM (2cS/G)

48 36 Prove it.
I'm a pie guy
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:16 AM (W6Tct)


Shove your cake-hole into the USB port . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:18 AM (CMkNk)

49
Morning!



Happy B-Day LASue!



Will cake girl be bringing the cake?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (/9Mak)







Good point.

(Cake Girl + cake) > Pie


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 16, 2015 08:18 AM (VB0Qs)

50 And Peruvia even if you have to use Kaboom stamps



Licking them always leaves a cardboard taste.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2015 08:19 AM (BSBT0)

51 "It's not a party if you HAVE to wear pants."


I don't recall anyone saying that pants were mandatory. Now, common decency is another thing altogether.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:19 AM (f1HUZ)

52 This is pretty funny. In honor of true sports fans everywhere my daughter, whose boyfriend is a Patriots fan, sent me this description of football fandom from the non-fan side:

http://tcat.tc/1DByHBk

Posted by: MTF at January 16, 2015 08:19 AM (6um35)

53 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2015 08:18 AM (kdS6q)

Historic majorities and still surrendering. Worthless bunch of Quislings is what they are. If they're not playing for the other team, they're the most limp-wristed inneffective shits that ever shat.

Posted by: Cato at January 16, 2015 08:20 AM (J+mig)

54
We need a John Milius type to give Mitch McCocksucker a good talking too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:20 AM (CMkNk)

55 "Is "inflection point" fancy English Major speak for "when things got weird"?"


Indubitably.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:21 AM (f1HUZ)

56 5 This is pretty cool.
From what I understand, the owners contracted them to dig a pond for them.

Michigan contractor finds 14,000-year-old mastodon skeleton in backyard

These are not mineralized bones (replaced with silica or some other mineral). These are bones-bones.

I would have kept a few of those for a soup!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 16, 2015 08:21 AM (uSAVP)

57 Regarding Duke, you can bet the donors put the fear of God in them (Franklin Graham notwithstanding).

I got called in as a consultant to a university once when their fountain was not running. It was splashing on the floor so they did the easy thing and just shut it off. The face of it was covered in the names of the donors for the building. When one of them found out, he called the university president and told him" "You know that five million I'm putting up for the new sports complex? Well you will not see a dime until I see water flowing over my wife's name" The president then went to Facilities and raised the roof.

You can bet they got some not so subtle back channel calls.

Still, the Muslims are going to do the call to prayer from out front of the chapel in the quadrangle and then move. Once they feel they have territory they don't give it up easily.

Posted by: AE at January 16, 2015 08:21 AM (+ft6G)

58 Well, you know what hell is going to look like?
That is the luving your Rino Party is going to share your bed with all those illegals and their plan for world redemption.
That said,
Ted Cruz looks like Orange Bob's AKA Speaker JB's worst nightmare.

Posted by: Better Made Chips at January 16, 2015 08:21 AM (/WmRg)

59 53 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2015 08:18 AM (kdS6q)

Historic majorities and still surrendering. Worthless bunch of Quislings is what they are. If they're not playing for the other team, they're the most limp-wristed inneffective shits that ever shat.
Posted by: Cato at January 16, 2015 08:20 AM (J+mig)


Quislings don't surrender. They sabotage and conspire with the enemy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:22 AM (CMkNk)

60 The cake is a lie!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 16, 2015 08:22 AM (uSAVP)

61
Good morning, Horde!

Only 50+ posts, I can actually catch up.

Saw American Sniper last night. Pondering a review.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 16, 2015 08:22 AM (JtwS4)

62 We need a John Milius type to give Mitch McCocksucker a good talking too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:20 AM (CMkNk)
------
What is best in life?:
http://tinyurl.com/nnckwaq

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 16, 2015 08:23 AM (KH1sk)

63 "Quislings don't surrender. They sabotage and conspire with the enemy."


GOPe to a tee.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:23 AM (f1HUZ)

64 56 I would have kept a few of those for a soup!
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 16, 2015 08:21 AM (uSAVP)

Imagine the size of those matzoh balls!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:24 AM (CMkNk)

65 OK, now guess were I went to school!



Posted by: Old Dog at January 16, 2015 08:15 AM (tQYJH)


Central!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 16, 2015 08:24 AM (6fyGz)

66 Gotta be playing for the other team.
Doing bad cop / good cop on us.

Need 2nd or Opposition party.

G'mornin everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 16, 2015 08:24 AM (go6ud)

67 Quislings don't surrender. They sabotage and conspire with the enemy.
=========================


They'd make excellent Republican Senators then

Posted by: MTF at January 16, 2015 08:25 AM (6um35)

68 Nc state?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (W6Tct)

You were the first up with the correct answer.

I am sure that someone from Dook or Chump Hill will chime in with some equally disparaging remake about the Wolfpack,

We well and truly hate each other until the Post Season in whatever sport! At that point it becomes "I can beat up on my brother but, you can't."

Posted by: Old Dog at January 16, 2015 08:25 AM (tQYJH)

69 This is pretty cool.
From what I understand, the owners contracted them to dig a pond for them.

Michigan contractor finds 14,000-year-old mastodon skeleton in backyard



Neighborhood dogs hardest hit.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2015 08:25 AM (BSBT0)

70 Now, common decency is another thing altogether.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:19 AM


You sure you're at the right blog?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 16, 2015 08:25 AM (knoK7)

71 61 Saw American Sniper last night. Pondering a review.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 16, 2015 08:22 AM (JtwS4)

Please, just tell us if it's worth seeing or not. An Ace epic is not necessary. No, really.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:25 AM (CMkNk)

72 The bones will be donated to a local museum, but the two men are keeping a few fragments for themselves.

I hope these guys don't think that anything they dig up on their own property belongs to them. Don't they know they are only temporary stewards of land that ultimately belongs to the government? They'll be getting visits from the appropriate agencies shortly.

Oh, and they'd better drain that rainwater puddle next to the fence before they get cited for riparian violations.

Posted by: Delurking Lurker at January 16, 2015 08:26 AM (Z/irl)

73 Arrgh.

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 16, 2015 08:26 AM (rwI+c)

74 "You sure you're at the right blog?"


Just being the contrarian.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:27 AM (f1HUZ)

75 Y'all might enjoy seeing what $2 US looks like in Belarussian rubles:

http://tinyurl.com/p9tu86r

(Caution - zh link, and a repeat from last nite's ONT)

Ho Lee Fuk

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2015 08:27 AM (pJ2rY)

76 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:22 AM (CMkNk)

Great points, and it's late in my day (3rd Shift) so I'm not the sharpest bowling ball on the rack right now.

Posted by: Cato at January 16, 2015 08:27 AM (J+mig)

77 Speaking of hoops, I've got my first Tournament on Monday, the MLK Holiday Tournament. Not sure how many games I'm calling, could be one, two, or three, depending on results. Either way, I'll see some good schools (including Word of God, which has produced John Wall and CJ Leslie in recent years).

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:27 AM (2cS/G)

78 After yesterday, I'm pleased to report that my commute was blessedly free of overweight, dreadlocked Marxist douchebags on the road. Not a bad start to a long weekend.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 16, 2015 08:28 AM (knoK7)

79
And NASA, saving Europe's bacon yet again, found their missing Beagle 2 Mars probe. Landed, didn't complexity open:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30784886

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2015 08:28 AM (kdS6q)

80 76 Great points, and it's late in my day (3rd Shift) so I'm not the sharpest bowling ball on the rack right now.
Posted by: Cato at January 16, 2015 08:27 AM (J+mig)

Sadly your overall post is dead on.

Gey schlaffen.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 16, 2015 08:29 AM (CMkNk)

81 Duke? They'll do anything for a check. Or so says the WSJ anyway.


http://on.wsj.com/17P8FOb

Posted by: MTF at January 16, 2015 08:29 AM (6um35)

82 49

Morning!





Happy B-Day LASue!





Will cake girl be bringing the cake?



Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (/9Mak)



Good point.

(Cake Girl + cake) > Pie




Posted by: IllTemperedCur

Better yet will there be a girl popping out of the cake?

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something... at January 16, 2015 08:30 AM (baiNQ)

83 Aaaand my other linkage from the ONT:


I really got a kick out of this Kevin Williamson piece in NRO:

http://tinyurl.com/mpkrtbx

He's
dissing the entire pseudoscience canon -- astrology, chiropractors,
homeopathy, aromatherapy, ghosts, fortunetellers, acupuncture,
horoscopes and an honorable mention of intelligent design.

That's a list bound to piss off at least 87.2% of all Americans; I'm not one of them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2015 08:30 AM (pJ2rY)

84 "http://tinyurl.com/p9tu86r"


Is that girl a stripper?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:30 AM (f1HUZ)

85 Y'know how you write a long comment here on the webpage and then accidentally hit back-a-page or something, and when you return, everything you'd written is gone? Operator error, in part, yeah, but, browsers are still incredibly stupid.

It was something about imminent sunrise, warmer days, and feeding the pets a little early because the blog was slow. Hope Vic is snoozing comfortably. /random spew

Posted by: mindful webworker - randomly at January 16, 2015 08:31 AM (AY/TT)

86 The sun is making a welcome reappearance here after hiding behind the clouds all last week. Glad to see it back.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 16, 2015 08:32 AM (6fyGz)

87 "http://tinyurl.com/p9tu86r"


Is that girl a stripper?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:30 AM (f1HUZ)




Phat stacks!

Posted by: EC at January 16, 2015 08:33 AM (GQ8sn)

88 Blueberry or Pecan for me, thanks

Posted by: MTF at January 16, 2015 08:33 AM (6um35)

89 Local radio guy is ripping Duke. Saying that rather than admit that they made the decision because of money, they "Lied to the country" about the reason for the cancellation. I still haven't read this morning's stories, but this guy is fired up. Really stupid for Duke to get involved in a controversy during the two months when the School is generally in the middle of the national sports scene.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:33 AM (2cS/G)

90 Mathew Continetti at the Free Bacon helpfully reminds us of the clusterfuck of a foreign policy of TFG:

http://freebeacon.com/columns/fight-them-over-there/

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2015 08:34 AM (pJ2rY)

91
American Sniper, non-epic version.

It's a very good movie. It's impossible not to compare it to Hurt Locker, as the settings and themes are similar. It's different mainly in that being based on a real guy, Bradley Cooper's character is reserved and understated where Jeremy Renner was an outsized personality.

The pacing is interesting. It's more like a European movie than a Hollywood first act, second act, third act story arc. Things happen. You don't necessarily get told how every firefight ends, but when you see Kyle back home you know he survived it.

The Bandersnatch Boys, who fancy themselves film buffs, loved it and thought it was Cooper's best performance to date. I was impressed by his physicality. He gained 40 pounds of muscle for the role, but it's not sculpted body builder muscle, he's just big. I like big guys.

I wondered if it was a little war-porny, but the Boys didn't think so. Again like Hurt Locker it did give the sense of very realistic combat.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 16, 2015 08:34 AM (JtwS4)

92 The sun is making a welcome reappearance here after hiding behind the clouds all last week. Glad to see it back.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 16, 2015 08:32 AM (6fyGz)



Hey GGE! My wife spent a boat load on your company's products this past week. We just replaced all of our bulbs. All. Of. Them.



Posted by: EC at January 16, 2015 08:34 AM (GQ8sn)

93 I can't tell because there's to much money in the way.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something... at January 16, 2015 08:35 AM (baiNQ)

94 "Blueberry or Pecan for me"


I'll take a buttermilk, please.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:35 AM (f1HUZ)

95 I'll see some good schools (including Word of God, which has produced John Wall and CJ Leslie in recent years).


I remember when our local boys beat them. Damn fine program there. Almost nobody beats them.

We had 4 future D-1 players including future NBA'er Jonny Flynn and future NFL'er James Starks, who was an excellent B-ball player as well.

Have fun, man! Should be some excellent B-ball.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 16, 2015 08:36 AM (7ObY1)

96 Posted by: mindful webworker - randomly at January 16, 2015 08:31 AM (AY/TT)
------
It's not gone, MWW, your comment is just shunted to a mirror universe thread. The cool one, where 'ettes wear thigh boots and trolls are fed to the Agony Booth.

Which in no way resembles my dungeon.


Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 16, 2015 08:36 AM (KH1sk)

97 Y'all might enjoy seeing what $2 US looks like in Belarussian rubles:

She looks like a good value.

Posted by: t-bird at January 16, 2015 08:36 AM (FcR7P)

98

This is why we took away my grandmother's car keys. She backed out of her garage and then couldn't remember how to drive. Then she claimed she didn't recognize her car (she'd had it for 8 years). My family came to the decision that, nope, no more driving for you.Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 16, 2015 08:17 AM (wrS2o)****************My grandfather had a minor wreck with my uncle in the car and that is when he decided to stop driving. He had been legally blind for years though, so it was kind of insane that he was driving at all. After that he would drive his riding lawnmower to the grocery store. When he was about 80. Wearing a cowboy hat.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 16, 2015 08:36 AM (lIU4e)

99
Also Happy Birthday!

I'm bringin carrot cake and chocolate pie. To cover all the bases.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 16, 2015 08:38 AM (lIU4e)

100 ...After that he would drive his riding lawnmower to the grocery store. When he was about 80. Wearing a cowboy hat & nothing else

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 16, 2015 08:36 AM


further clarification

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 16, 2015 08:38 AM (qbm3p)

101 Thanks, Citizen X, I'm sure I'll have fun. Last time I saw W.O.G., they weathered a furious comeback by High Point Christian to squeak out a win. I believe at the time, their Coach was 88-7 over the last four years. Definitely a big time program. What school do you follow, if you don't mind me asking.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 16, 2015 08:39 AM (2cS/G)

102 Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 16, 2015 08:36 AM (KH1sk)

I need to find that mirror universe portal. Came here some time during the Clinton administration and the world has made less and less sense ever since.

Posted by: Cato at January 16, 2015 08:41 AM (J+mig)

103 Y'all might enjoy seeing what $2 US looks like in Belarussian rubles:


100 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwe Banknote (And others)
http://bit.ly/1xwxSkU

Posted by: rickb223 at January 16, 2015 08:41 AM (BSBT0)

104 Is Ace purposely trying to torpedo the podcast? First you guys change the podcast channel without telling anyone, then you move it to Stitcher only(?). This week you can't even stream it? What's going on?

Posted by: VT02 at January 16, 2015 08:42 AM (Ll70k)

105 At least two hostages were being held inside a post office in a western district of Paris, police and a local lawmaker said Friday. It was not immediately clear if the incident was terrorism related. (CNN)

No linky.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2015 08:42 AM (pJ2rY)

106 "http://bit.ly/1xwxSkU"


Heh.


Otherwise known as toilet paper.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:44 AM (f1HUZ)

107 Dump up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 16, 2015 08:45 AM (knoK7)

108
Among it's other sins, Star Trek Voyager was directly responsible for all our current troubles, because:

Star Trek Voyager -> Jeri Ryan -> Jack Ryan -> Sen. Barack Obama -> President Barack Obama

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2015 08:45 AM (kdS6q)

109 It seems Pope Francis is bringing his heteronormative papacy to visit the East coast in the fall, and during his visit he will canonize a Franciscan friar who led the Christianization of California. This promises to be all sorts of entertaining.

cbsloc.al/1BBGP2W

Posted by: MTF at January 16, 2015 08:46 AM (6um35)

110 105 Better info on that hostage situation from Daily Mail:

http://tinyurl.com/nnfkbse

Sounds like another jihadi.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 16, 2015 08:47 AM (pJ2rY)

111 "This is why we took away my grandmother's car keys. She backed out of her garage and then couldn't remember how to drive..."


My mother in law will turn 93 in a few weeks and is still driving.

One of her cars is always in the body shop being repaired - always because "someone must have hit it in a parking lot". Of course, the sides of her garage are pretty beaten up.

She pulls out in front of traffic, changes lanes without bothering to look and can't see at all at night.

We can't take her keys away because she thinks it will take away her independence (although with her millions she could easily afford a Rolls and chauffeur. The only thing to do is let them go until they have a major incident.

Posted by: jwest at January 16, 2015 08:48 AM (vwlGK)

112 We take both houses of Congress in the largest win since who knows when and GOP is now caving on amnesty and net neutrality! Will somebody tell me what is happening? Are we now a dictatorship? What is leading to such ineffectiveness? Obama is going full throttle even tho the country said no, and our side is giving in to him. I thought we had checks and balances? Was it all a joke? We really have no way to stop him? Was every a Republican who ran in this last election just shining us on--they really play for the other side? I am seeking some explanation.......

Posted by: AnnaS at January 16, 2015 08:51 AM (P+I7L)

113 We take both houses of Congress in the largest win since who knows when and GOP is now caving on amnesty and net neutrality! Will somebody tell me what is happening? Are we now a dictatorship? What is leading to such ineffectiveness? Obama is going full throttle even tho the country said no, and our side is giving in to him. I thought we had checks and balances? Was it all a joke? We really have no way to stop him? Was every a Republican who ran in this last election just shining us on--they really play for the other side? I am seeking some explanation.......
Posted by: AnnaS at January 16, 2015 08:51 AM (P+I7L)


because most of them are gutless POS who only care about getting re-elected and going to cocktail parties. Other than they, they are all great guys and gals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 16, 2015 08:57 AM (Zmw74)

114 My advice is to drink heavily and save your cans, it's the only sane solution.

Posted by: Killerdog at January 16, 2015 09:03 AM (BOliG)

115 Regarding "Kevin Williamson... dissing the entire pseudoscience canon...."

/hops on soapbox

It's absurd to lump all those things together. Wonderful for click-bait, though, I suppose.

Just for one example, NUCCA upper cervical adjustment (a very gentle, specialized kind of chiropracty) relieved my wife from decades of migraines in one adjustment. Most of chiropracty is valueless-to-dangerous, absolutely, but not all.

I have even had too much "anecdotal" experience over three decades suggesting that there's more to homeopathy than we can scientifically validate, yet, even if it's also my experience that 96% of what is popularly claimed for it is crap (and much of what passes for "homeopathy" simply isn't, in classical terms).

It's like vitamins. Most supplements are worthless, and people in their nutritional ignorance are more likely to throw their vitamin balance off with supplements than actually do themselves any good. But, if you are for some reason severely lacking in some fundamental nutrient, vitamin therapy is just what you need. You don't throw the baby of B12 out with the bathwater of moon in Pisces with Venus rising!

The health industry's snake-oil salesmen we have always with us. Finding real health in the haystack is tricky, sorting out the effective from the superstitious, the St John's Wort from the powdered rhino horn.

So, I like to always bear in mind the wise words (paraphrased from memory) of Mark Twain:

Don't believe everything you read in health books. You might die of a misprint.

/soapbox

Posted by: mindful webworker - question skepticism at January 16, 2015 09:03 AM (AY/TT)

116 Is that girl a stripper?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 16, 2015 08:30 AM (f1HUZ)

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If she gets tips one bill at a time, that's a lot of time on the pole for not much $.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 16, 2015 09:15 AM (5f5bM)

117 111- Ask her if she'd rather lose her independence or kill a child.

My grandma occasionally complains about that, but then she calls us at 8 pm asking why it's so dark and where's her morning paper (for the next day). Her lack of independence keeps other people safe.

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