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New York, 1915 (colorized photo)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:26 AM




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1 Hmmm, different.

Posted by: HH at February 02, 2015 10:27 AM (Ce4DF)

2 What this town needs is a genuine bona fide electrified six car monorail!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2015 10:27 AM (2Ojst)

3 Hah!

Posted by: flmomof4 at February 02, 2015 10:27 AM (nSjrf)

4 Any idea where in NYC?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 02, 2015 10:27 AM (Zu3d9)

5 Duh

Posted by: flmomof4 at February 02, 2015 10:28 AM (nSjrf)

6 Never mind.

Saratoga Springs, NY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 02, 2015 10:29 AM (Zu3d9)

7 Heh. The picture in the sidebar with Smokin Joe and Passing Pete looking out the window.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at February 02, 2015 10:30 AM (4LdwL)

8 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:31 AM (kff5f)

9 I found Waldo!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:31 AM (kff5f)

10 That is a really interesting picture. I like it.

Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 10:31 AM (xWW96)

11 And I'm pretty sure that picture is somehow evil because "Patriarchy."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:31 AM (kff5f)

12 They edited out the horse manure.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2015 10:32 AM (IXrOn)

13 Looks like Shorpy

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:32 AM (wlDny)

14 Actually, I see it and I think, "We've got trouble, right here in River City. We've got trouble. With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool!"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:32 AM (kff5f)

15

need to out and weather the storm

shovel

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 02, 2015 10:32 AM (IXrOn)

16 They edited out the horse manure.

Ha! That's what I was thinking.

Posted by: no good deed at February 02, 2015 10:33 AM (w3a0Z)

17 Can't see it, but if its Saratoga Springs then Vic is probly in the picture

Posted by: Bigby's Pill-Popping Hands at February 02, 2015 10:33 AM (3ZtZW)

18 Amazing how many of the men are wearing the same type of hat.

Posted by: HH at February 02, 2015 10:33 AM (Ce4DF)

19
Morning time-waster: The Vintage lunch box archive

http://vintagelunchboxarchive.tumblr.com/

Hopelessly Uncool: The barn or the scotch plaid box. Having one of those made you an elementary school pariah.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:33 AM (kdS6q)

20
Oh, I would rock-

a straw boater, watch-chain, and spats.


Believe it.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 02, 2015 10:33 AM (KBvAm)

21 Every day a child is killed by runaway carriages.

Posted by: Nationwide at February 02, 2015 10:34 AM (w3a0Z)

22 Nearly everyone is wearing a hat. I wear a hat, but some say I was born a hundred years too late.

Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 10:35 AM (xWW96)

23 Oh, I would rock-

a straw boater, watch-chain, and spats.


Believe it.


Me + two monocles = all kinds of awesome.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 02, 2015 10:35 AM (0HooB)

24 Hmm. I think I would like the b (ampersand) w photo better.


Drat it all to heck, I got willowed.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 10:35 AM (mf5HN)

25 Shenanigans and goings-ons... why the couple walking together are practically holding hands.

And look how much ankle she is showing!

Posted by: MikeH at February 02, 2015 10:35 AM (ZdA3v)

26 Global warming if I ever saw it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (/GgDU)

27 Global warming if I ever saw it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (/GgDU)

28 17
Can't see it, but if its Saratoga Springs then Vic is probly in the picture

Posted by: Bigby's Pill-Popping Hands at February 02, 2015 10:33 AM (3ZtZW)

Yes, I did used to live there. And I'll bet some of those stores downtown were still there when I was there.

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (wlDny)

29 Did someone need an army of raptors?
http://is.gd/LnoEmc

Posted by: HR needs donuts at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (ZKzrr)

30
Oh, jezz - there was an "Exciting World of Metrics"lunch box.

That one would get you a well deserved vicious beating in the boys locker room.

http://tinyurl.com/ljvdscq

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)

31 I see Vito and Clemenza stealing a rug.

Posted by: that guy who's seen Godfather Part 2 too many times at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (9Z8lH)

32 So what does the morons say about George Pataki? Per Fox News, he is considering running. I don't know much about him, but I am guessing he is GOPe, pro choice? Thoughts for this lovely NYC thread?

Posted by: Me at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (tUGnI)

33 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)

Or at least an Atomic Wedgie.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (kff5f)

34 >>Morning time-waster: The Vintage lunch box archive

Pretty sure I had a Scooby Doo one and a Holly Hobby one.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (ABcz/)

35 I've seen that picture before - either on Shorpy or in one of the numerous books in my house.

I'd like to be the dapper gent in the straw skimmer in the foreground who's walking with his best girl.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (zF6Iw)

36 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM

That is so just wrong.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (/GgDU)

37 I think that's Vic in the picture reading the paper.

Posted by: @votermom at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (cbfNE)

38 I would have no problem dressing in the clothes of that era. When I buy suits/sport jackets, I always have that effect in mind, more so than "power suit" or "Italian fancy pants suit". Kind of lends itself to casual and business activities. I'd even wear the hat if it wasn't such an obvious affectation in this day and age.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (2cS/G)

39 This is unacceptable. I see a couple of people smoking. Also you just know those kids are asking for a 64 oz sarsaparilla .

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (Xrson)

40 Sure it's 1915? Seems there would be more cars; this was during WWI when we had motorized vehicles and airplanes.

Posted by: Overlarge Mukluk at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (BKaug)

41 Good DAY sir. I said, good DAY.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 10:38 AM (OZmbA)

42 I watched "Fury" this weekend. I liked it. Gritty.

Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 10:38 AM (xWW96)

43 >>Did someone need an army of raptors?

That is too cute! Get it for Monty's annoying toy dog in the previous post's analogy.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 10:38 AM (ABcz/)

44 40 Sure it's 1915? Seems there would be more cars; this was during WWI when we had motorized vehicles and airplanes.
Posted by: Overlarge Mukluk at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (BKaug)

And titanic steam-powered battlemechs!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 02, 2015 10:38 AM (2Ojst)

45 Before cars there were piles of horseshit everywhere. Imagine the Carbon footprint. Cars saved the planet from global warming.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 02, 2015 10:39 AM (hlbmD)

46 31 I see Vito and Clemenza stealing a rug.
Posted by: that guy who's seen Godfather Part 2 too many times at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (9Z8lH)

Nobody likes a rat...

Posted by: Vito at February 02, 2015 10:39 AM (ZdA3v)

47 I saw that someone said that this is Saratoga Springs. I dunno... it doesn't look too much like it, but maybe.

We all know that in 1915 there were serious tenements in NYC, so it wasn't all idyllic.

We also know that the people who lived in those tenements typically came from an agrarian background in Italy, Poland, German, etc.

And we also know that almost all of those people crawled out of the tenements, scratching and clawing, and built middle class lives for either themselves or their children.

I think they called it The American Dream, or something. Hard to be sure... it was so long ago.

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 02, 2015 10:39 AM (zurJC)

48 32
So what does the morons say about George Pataki? Per Fox News, he is
considering running. I don't know much about him, but I am guessing he
is GOPe, pro choice? Thoughts for this lovely NYC thread?

Posted by: Me at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (tUGnI)


187
Another RINO entering the 2016 race.


Former New York Gov. George Pataki told Fox News on Monday he's actively exploring a 2016 Republican bid for president.

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:25 AM (wlDny)

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:39 AM (wlDny)

49 Sure it's 1915? Seems there would be more cars; this was during WWI when we had motorized vehicles and airplanes.

Maybe not. The Model T would only have been introduced 7 years prior. Not everyone would have one, yet. The Roaring 20s wouldn't start until, well, the 20's.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:39 AM (kff5f)

50 Actually, I see it and I think, "We've got trouble, right here in River City. We've got trouble. With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool!"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:32 AM (kff5f)


I bet the newsboy leaning against the tree has a copy of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 10:39 AM (zF6Iw)

51
In the future, I will perform so magnificently in public office, the people will demand some public accommodation be named in my honor. With a great deal of public support, I may be able to accomplish the impossible and become the Mayor of New York. Today, that's wishful thinking, but as a Republican, we are always optimistic about the future.

Posted by: Fiorello Henry La Guardia at February 02, 2015 10:40 AM (P330y)

52 Pataliputra is a nonstarter.

Holy crap look at what autocorrect did. Partaking.

Heh


Pataki. There you go.

Still a nonstarter.

Posted by: blaster at February 02, 2015 10:40 AM (Rx8ML)

53 Yes, yes, Hollywood is awful blah blah blah but this is awesome:

http://abcn.ws/18HAI2c


For those that don't follow the link, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) and Chris Evans (Captain America) made a bet that the other would show up at a children's charity in full costume with a Brady jersey (Pratt) or 12th Man Flag (Evans) if the other's team won.

They're going to do both.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 10:41 AM (mf5HN)

54 This link seems appropriate to go with the picture: thewonderful Jack Finney short story The Love Letter.

http://goo.gl/mqOIpP

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 10:41 AM (zF6Iw)

55 a street

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 02, 2015 10:41 AM (/4AZU)

56 There is a banana plant in the front yard of that house. This is proof the climate is getting cooler.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 02, 2015 10:42 AM (l3vZN)

57 Where are the East European immigrants? And the sweatshops and the Wobblies? Or Emma Goldman and Harry Houdini?

Posted by: Doctor Row Ragtime at February 02, 2015 10:42 AM (BKaug)

58 And we also know that almost all of those people crawled out of the
tenements, scratching and clawing, and built middle class lives for
either themselves or their children.


And now their descendants get to be punished for shit that happened three generations before they got here.

*back to looking at pet costumes*

Posted by: HR needs donuts at February 02, 2015 10:42 AM (ZKzrr)

59 what a rich country we were in the 1890's.
what a positive country we were then.

Everyone poopoos about polio and tapeworms and infections and injustice, but if you can be positive in the face of that, think what we could achieve today without the regulatory state hammering our balls flat every minute of every hour of every day.
off to work for me, to keep the beast fed. Ba'al hungers and all that.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2015 10:42 AM (t//F+)

60
You are all going to drown in a bathtub.

Have a good day.

Posted by: Nationwide is on your side at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (wg9gY)

61 They're going to do both.

Yeah, that is awesome.

Also, I figured that's what would happen. Not to diminish the awesome, but I'm virtually certain that when Marvel heard of the bet, they said "Yes, please," and started working on arrangements. And once arrangements were made, they decided "Well, why not just do both?"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (kff5f)

62 I had the McCauley Space lunchbox.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (0HooB)

63 Typhoid Mary was arrested in 1915 after five years on the run.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (Xrson)

64 Can you spot the mugger?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (/GgDU)

65 Very nice photo. I see one tin lizzie center right and another on down the block, but mostly horses, carriages, one bicycle. Nice era but for the WWI turmoil. Of course, I'm racist for my white folk nostalgia.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (OZmbA)

66 60
You are all going to drown in a bathtub.

Have a good day.
Posted by: Nationwide is on your side at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (wg9gY)

but first we will make your card tumid

Posted by: Fiat at February 02, 2015 10:44 AM (ZdA3v)

67 "Did you read about the Cornell footballers blowing that easy win? It'll be a hundred years before you see a play call that bad, by gum!".

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 02, 2015 10:44 AM (2cS/G)

68 Man that painting sure isn't vibrant!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 02, 2015 10:44 AM (oFCZn)

69 As for those commenting about piles of horseshit--there were city workers called street cleaners who wore white canvas overalls and went around with long handled brooms and shovels. Duh.

Posted by: Doctor Row Ragtime at February 02, 2015 10:44 AM (BKaug)

70 Monday Morning Open Thread Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562276195795230721

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562276477442719744

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562276747954380800

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562277114133876736

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:44 AM (GrXXa)

71 The dog is peeing on the woman. Notice they didn't add any yellow there though.
The kids are definitely up to no good.
The whole thing smells like a trap.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 02, 2015 10:45 AM (TPjwz)

72 40 Sure it's 1915? Seems there would be more cars; this was during WWI when we had motorized vehicles and airplanes. Posted by: Overlarge Mukluk at February 02, 2015 10:37 AM (BKaug) And titanic steam-powered battlemechs!
Posted by: Insomniac

What is wrong with you people?

Posted by: Baron von Zeppelin at February 02, 2015 10:45 AM (Spluw)

73 You are all going to drown in a bathtub

***

Too soon.

Posted by: Bobby Brown at February 02, 2015 10:46 AM (1SAjh)

74 Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 10:41 AM (mf5HN)


Did you already talk about Platt being in the new Jurassic Park movie. I'm not a fan of those movies but the previews for this one looks pretty awesome.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 10:46 AM (Xrson)

75 70
Monday Morning Open Thread Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562276195795230721

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562276477442719744

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562276747954380800

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/562277114133876736

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:44 AM (GrXXa)



I have a strange urge for milk.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 10:46 AM (OZmbA)

76 This a.m. my son asked if he could do a repeat of last year's in-school b-day celebration: bring in a couple dozen heart-shaped, frosted and creme-fille Dunkin Donuts ('cause it's so close to valentine's day).
Yeah, private school. And his classmates loved starting the day w/donuts.
Take that, Michelle!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 10:46 AM (ABcz/)

77 You are all going to drown in a bathtub.

Have a good day.

Posted by: Nationwide is on your side at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (wg9gY)

As a Seattle fan, I'm kind of glad I drowned in that tub

Posted by: Nationwide Kid at February 02, 2015 10:46 AM (GrXXa)

78 OK, according to Shorpy, this is Saratoga Springs. The street is Broadway, and the large building on the left is the United States Hotel.

A quick google search reveals that the hotel no longer exists, but a smaller one, the Adelphi, still is in business fior anyone with a taste for Gilded Age luxury:

http://goo.gl/5FtdgJ

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 10:46 AM (zF6Iw)

79
Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1915. Broadway at the United States Hotel. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Seriously, reverse image search. A basic internet skill:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/13251

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:47 AM (kdS6q)

80 Did you already talk about Platt being in the new Jurassic Park movie. I'm not a fan of those movies but the previews for this one looks pretty awesome.

The new Terminator flick looks promising as well.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 02, 2015 10:47 AM (0HooB)

81
Beaten at the wire.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:47 AM (kdS6q)

82 Not Steamy-Punky enough.

Posted by: Overlarge Mukluk at February 02, 2015 10:47 AM (BKaug)

83 There is a clockwork android there, halfway up along the sidewalk on the right.
rdbrewer, you're really scaring me with this one. Too creepy for words.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at February 02, 2015 10:48 AM (TPjwz)

84 >>You are all going to drown in a bathtub.

Zzzzzzz

Posted by: Bobby Christina at February 02, 2015 10:48 AM (ABcz/)

85 Oh, jezz - there was an "Exciting World of Metrics"lunch box.

That one would get you a well deserved vicious beating in the boys locker room.

http://tinyurl.com/ljvdscq
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)

Almost damn positive I had that. Heck, still might. I re-purposed it to hold crayons and markers.

Posted by: RWC - Voting for Kodos at February 02, 2015 10:48 AM (fWAjv)

86 In 1915 the US House voted down Bill to allow women to vote.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 10:48 AM (Xrson)

87 I'm sorry Mrs Silverman, but it's an asshole

Posted by: T-Mobile at February 02, 2015 10:48 AM (GrXXa)

88 Yeah, that is awesome.

Also, I figured that's what would happen. Not to diminish the awesome, but I'm virtually certain that when Marvel heard of the bet, they said "Yes, please," and started working on arrangements. And once arrangements were made, they decided "Well, why not just do both?"
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:43 AM (kff5f)



Yeah, I figured they would do both. Both of them seem like decent guys.

Chris Pratt has talked about having to lose 30 pounds to play Star-Lord and then for Jurassic World (eeeeee) and how difficult it is for him to keep up the work out routine. For all the Negative Body Image You Guys discussion of women, the guys in Hollywood damn well better have six pack abs at all times. If you're a guy, you can have six pack abs, be The Funny Guy or be old. It's just as harsh a standard as for women.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 10:48 AM (mf5HN)

89 Try to find a man in that picture who does not have a cigar.

Also, I don't think that car nearest the foreground with all the brass & the expensive seats & the top is a Model T. The heavy wheels & large spindle caps make me think of Packard.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at February 02, 2015 10:49 AM (MbqmP)

90 Johnny Manziel enters rehab per ESPN.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at February 02, 2015 10:49 AM (4LdwL)

91 what a rich country we were in the 1890's.
what a positive country we were then.
----------------------

The Victorians had it right. Whatever the evils of the age.

They recognized that we are all sinners, but that we could all be better than we are, if we tried.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2015 10:50 AM (/GgDU)

92
And yet, all of those happy people pictured above,

will die.

Some horrible deaths.



Posted by: Nationwide at February 02, 2015 10:50 AM (KBvAm)

93 What's up with the tree trunks? See the lighter portion on the lower half, and the dark band around a few of them? Doesn't look to be shadow. Insect treatment/prevention? Colorizing artifact? All in my head? By the way, are those elms?

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 02, 2015 10:50 AM (2cS/G)

94 Chris Pratt has talked about having to lose 30 pounds to play Star-Lord and then for Jurassic World (eeeeee) and how difficult it is for him to keep up the work out routine.

I certainly appreciate his hard work and sacrifice.

Posted by: no good deed at February 02, 2015 10:51 AM (w3a0Z)

95 So, what's new?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 10:51 AM (Bn6aD)

96 Three commercials didn't suck ass last night

The Liam Neeson "Taken" parody

The Bryan Cranston "Breaking Bad" parody

and of course this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkaWyrm8EQg

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:51 AM (GrXXa)

97 It is Saratoga Springs. Here is the original photo.


http://is.gd/CMxtZK

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:51 AM (wlDny)

98 Try to find a man in that picture who does not have a cigar.
------------------

As a kid, my dad collected cigar bands, and pasted them into little note books. I have them, several, with dozens and dozens of different bands. Some of them are real works of art.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2015 10:52 AM (/GgDU)

99
I'd bet somewhere in lower Manhattan, most like the Village area.

No fags, freaks or Eurotrash so it's hard to tell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 02, 2015 10:52 AM (CMkNk)

100
NB. The width of the sidewalk and verge. A sure sign of a horse and buggy days street scene.

Once car buying really took off in the 20s, those expansive promenades got ripped up to widen the streets for extra lanes and parking. Good way to estimate the date of a photo.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:53 AM (kdS6q)

101 The Bryan Cranston "Breaking Bad" parody

Him appearing behind the counter in a pharmacy rocked.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 02, 2015 10:53 AM (Spluw)

102 and of course this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkaWyrm8EQg

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:51 AM (GrXXa)


Pretty sure I appreciated that commercial a lot more than my 12 year old son.

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 10:53 AM (MT22W)

103 Did you already talk about Platt being in the new Jurassic Park movie. I'm not a fan of those movies but the previews for this one looks pretty awesome.
Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 10:46 AM (Xrson)


I am a huge Jurassic Park fan and, yes, the previews look awesome.

The Super Bowl trailer pretty much confirms that Star-Lord has a Ravage of Velociraptors and ummm brb.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 10:53 AM (mf5HN)

104
Sara-fucking-toga Springs???!!

Boy do I feel stupider than usual.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 02, 2015 10:54 AM (CMkNk)

105 Any oil people here?

Can someone explain to me how profit margin is affected by crude oil prices? Shouldn't there still be room for some profit irrespective of crude oil prices?

Posted by: Y-not at February 02, 2015 10:54 AM (9BRsg)

106 Thanks Vic. the original photo is very crisp.

Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 10:55 AM (xWW96)

107 Here was my favorite SB commercial:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-

blog/wp/2015/02/01/mountain-dew-starts-a-strange-

dance-party-in-super-bowl-2015-commercial/



And I definitely could use some of that Mountain Dew Drugwater this morning.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 02, 2015 10:56 AM (KBvAm)

108 Oh, jezz - there was an "Exciting World of Metrics"lunch box.

That one would get you a well deserved vicious beating in the boys locker room.

http://tinyurl.com/ljvdscq
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (kdS6q)

Almost damn positive I had that. Heck, still might. I re-purposed it to hold crayons and markers.
Posted by: RWC - Voting for Kodos at February 02, 2015 10:48 AM (fWAjv)


Hrm, you know, I don't have a case for my Brown & Sharpe 1-3 inch micrometer set...

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at February 02, 2015 10:56 AM (MbqmP)

109 Johnny Manziel enters rehab per ESPN.
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at February 02, 2015 10:49 AM (4LdwL)



Good. Speaking of someone who could easily wind up dead in a bathtub.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 10:56 AM (mf5HN)

110 They still built sidewalks in that era, as a lot of people walked. The current stateof national lard-assedness could be benefitted.

Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 10:56 AM (xWW96)

111 Johnny Football enters treatment to 'improve' himself.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 10:56 AM (Xrson)

112 I think the main thing is that some types of oil/locations/methods can cost 60 bucks a gallon to get out of the ground and to market, so nothing you can do will make a profit if the int'l price is 50 bucks a barrel.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 02, 2015 10:57 AM (2cS/G)

113 99


I'd bet somewhere in lower Manhattan, most like the Village area.



No fags, freaks or Eurotrash so it's hard to tell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 02, 2015 10:52 AM (CMkNk)

Nope, same picture is on Shorpy. It is Saratoga Springs.

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:57 AM (wlDny)

114 maybe Washington brewed beer in the "white House" of one of those 57 states.

Posted by: avi at February 02, 2015 10:57 AM (viqX2)

115 Barrel, not gallon. I'm hungover.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 02, 2015 10:58 AM (2cS/G)

116 Jeep: Nothing says AMERICA! better than showing Chinese scenery and a commie Woodie Guthrie song

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:58 AM (GrXXa)

117 Are those spinners on the carriage wheels?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 02, 2015 10:59 AM (iAUf+)

118 Uranus Distending hasn't had many reviews from critics. Curious, that. Almost sounds like the studio isn't confident in the picture

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 02, 2015 10:59 AM (3U+HW)

119 Actually, I see it and I think, "We've got trouble, right here in River City. We've got trouble. With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool!"



Everyone outta the pool!

Posted by: rickb223 MD 20/20 at February 02, 2015 10:59 AM (/WWt4)

120 Did you already talk about Platt being in the new Jurassic Park movie. I'm not a fan of those movies but the previews for this one looks pretty awesome.

I liked the first one. The other two sucked ostrich eggs.

This new one looks pretty good. I hope there's a logical explanation for trying to take down a dinosaur with a 5.56 or 7.62 round. Because, me? I'm using .50 cal ammunition if I'm hunting for dinosaur.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:59 AM (kff5f)

121 >>116
Jeep: Nothing says AMERICA! better than showing Chinese scenery and a commie Woodie Guthrie song



Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:58 AM (GrXXa)<<

Yeah, that one kind of ticked me a bit. Being it was all "we are the world" and shit.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (OZmbA)

122 Hrm, you know, I don't have a case for my Brown & Sharpe 1-3 inch micrometer set...

I wonder how much a wooden one costs. I need to get a 0-1 case for the one I have. It's B'Gal's dad's, I want to gift it to the GD that gradiated from MIT. He engraved his initials on it.

Hope it's not much.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (0HooB)

123 By the way, Saratoga Springs is still just as charming as 100 years ago.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (iAUf+)

124 Former New York Gov. George Pataki told Fox News on Monday he's actively exploring a 2016 Republican bid for president.

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:25 AM (wlDny)
Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 10:39 AM (wlDny

He's been out of politics for years.
RINO
God some of these a$$holes have egos the size of North America.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (/GgDU)

125 I hear some of the Super Bowl adds were pretty bad.... Since I didn't watch, were they?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (Bn6aD)

126 Uranus Distending hasn't had many reviews from critics.




4 out of 5 proctologists give it two thumbs up!

Posted by: rickb223 MD 20/20 at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (/WWt4)

127
I found the sniper!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (TIIx5)

128 @17 I wasn't aware that Vic hails from Saratoga.
If so then I was the kid on his lawn.

Posted by: NYC Parent Now With Added Bile for Freshness at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (HEo6y)

129 Nice painting! Well, it is painting of sorts. The dye is applied to the print by means of a brush. Kind of like paint-by-numbers, minus the numbers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (upitO)

130 116 Jeep: Nothing says AMERICA! better than showing Chinese scenery and a commie Woodie Guthrie song
Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:58 AM (GrXXa)

We are the world Baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (/GgDU)

131 I hear some of the Super Bowl adds were pretty bad.... Since I didn't watch, were they?

It was pretty mixed. Some were really good, some really bad. Some were down-right trippy.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (kff5f)

132 Jeep: Nothing says AMERICA! better than showing Chinese scenery and a commie Woodie Guthrie song

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 10:58 AM (GrXXa)


^^^^^^Yes, yes, and yes!

I hated hated this ckufing commercial.

JEEP sux, all Jeep vehicles suck, and all Jeep drivers suck due to guilt by association.

They all need to be rolled into a great big ball of suck and fired into the Sun-

for that commercial.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (KBvAm)

133 Well, it looks like the Cleveland Browns wisely used their first round pick last year.

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (MT22W)

134 The groundhog menace.

http://is.gd/S7xJm5

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (W5DcG)

135
It was pretty mixed. Some were really good, some really bad. Some were down-right trippy.

I saw the Budweiser ad last week and it was cute....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (Bn6aD)

136 Sigh....
Its raining in Seattle this morning and for once, we feel it.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (08Znv)

137 Why were there no superbowl ads for groups supporting gay and lesbian causes and no conmmercials with Presdent or Michelle Oblama? That was rude towards our Presdent of Color and the nation in general. This sends a bad reflection to the rest of the world about our leader !!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (Sd++4)

138 >>126
Uranus Distending hasn't had many reviews from critics.





4 out of 5 proctologists give it two thumbs up!

Posted by: rickb223 MD 20/20 at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (/WWt4)
<<
If this comment had a "Like" button I would'a put my thumb on it.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (OZmbA)

139 I hear some of the Super Bowl adds were pretty bad.... Since I didn't watch, were they?
Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (Bn6aD)



Well, Nationwide decided to set its current brand on fire which was a bold strategy, Cotton.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (mf5HN)

140 I saw the Budweiser ad last week and it was cute....

That one got a "meh" from me. I think I may have hit peak Clydesdale.

I liked most of the Dad commercials (lots of 'em- nice change).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (kff5f)

141 Bathtub deaths are no joking matter

Posted by: Jim Morrison at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (GrXXa)

142 This new one looks pretty good. I hope there's a logical explanation for trying to take down a dinosaur with a 5.56 or 7.62 round. Because, me? I'm using .50 cal ammunition if I'm hunting for dinosaur.Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 10:59 AM (kff5f) Actually, hundreds of full grown elephants have been brought down with the lowly 7mm Mauser. The trick is to hit your mark.

Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (xWW96)

143 Groundhogs cause global warming.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (hlbmD)

144 90 -

Rehabbing what? His ego? His personality? Sexual orientation?

He's got a lot of rehabbing to do, I hope he doesn't just pick one and think he's done.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (Dj0WE)

145 >>They still built sidewalks in that era, as a lot of people walked. The
current stateof national lard-assedness could be benefitted.


Yeah, my mom has family in Philadelphia who never learned to drive - walked every where (except when hubby drove) - work (school teachers), store, church, etc. Growing up, mom's family didn't own a car because they didn't qualify for gas rations.

Part of the problem is that it's rare to be able to live so close to where one works, shops, etc. unless you're single and live/work in the city (bonus w/public transportation). Driving is necessary for most married folks w/kids (because it's especially hard to find a home near both offices).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (ABcz/)

146 Posted by: naturalfake at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (KBvAm)


Proud owner of 4 door Jeep Wrangler.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (Xrson)

147 137 Why were there no superbowl ads for groups supporting gay and lesbian causes and no conmmercials with Presdent or Michelle Oblama? That was rude towards our Presdent of Color and the nation in general. This sends a bad reflection to the rest of the world about our leader !!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (Sd


Heh Mary, take heart... The WH released a bunch of pre- Super bowl pictures of your Idol......Even one of Him tossing a football...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (Bn6aD)

148 @137 Even sarcastically you give me a headache behind my right eye

Posted by: NYC Parent Now With Added Bile for Freshness at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (HEo6y)

149 Some were down-right trippy.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (kff5f)


That Mountain Dew Kickstarter pregame add looked like an ad for bath salt water. Truly, one of the most WTF? commercials I have ever seen.

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (MT22W)

150 Well, Nationwide decided to set its current brand on fire which was a bold strategy, Cotton.

Yeah. I think there will be fall-out from that one.

Perhaps "nuclear" would be the correct term...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (kff5f)

151 I'm hungover.
-----------------

That's what happens when you mistake barrels for gallons.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2015 11:04 AM (/GgDU)

152 OK people, mock if you want, but ELVIS died on the toilet!!

Posted by: Nationwide is On Your Side at February 02, 2015 11:04 AM (GrXXa)

153 Toilet deaths are no laughing matter either, Thank you very much.

Posted by: Zombie Elvis at February 02, 2015 11:04 AM (hlbmD)

154 Bathtub deaths are no joking matter

Posted by: Jim Morrison at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (GrXXa)


Tell me about it.

Posted by: George Joseph Smith at February 02, 2015 11:04 AM (zF6Iw)

155 125 I hear some of the Super Bowl adds were pretty bad.... Since I didn't watch, were they?
Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again

Yes, yes and yes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:04 AM (/GgDU)

156 The groundhog menace.

http://is.gd/S7xJm5

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 02, 2015 11:01 AM (W5DcG)



Apparently the NYC groundhog is being kept in a plastic cage so Diblahblah doesn't kill this one.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:04 AM (mf5HN)

157 Well, Nationwide decided to set its current brand on fire which was a bold strategy, Cotton.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (mf5HN)


Because nothing sells like dead children! -Nationwide marketing department.

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:05 AM (MT22W)

158 Jeep: Nothing says AMERICA! better than showing Chinese scenery and a commie Woodie Guthrie song Posted by: kbdabear

It kinda makes sense, since that's where they're building them now. Yeah, the confused travelogue bit mades less sense than the dancing sharks and palm trees.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 02, 2015 11:05 AM (Spluw)

159 That Mountain Dew Kickstarter pregame add looked like an ad for bath salt water. Truly, one of the most WTF? commercials I have ever seen.

I don't remember which ad it was, but after one during the game, I looked at the rest of the people in the room and said, "So, obviously, one of the required tools for writing a Super Bowl commercial is LSD."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:05 AM (kff5f)

160 >>Well, Nationwide decided to set its current brand on fire which was a bold strategy, Cotton.

Heh. Morning news guy said, "They've gone a long way from (sung like Peyton Manning) 'chicken parm you taste so good!'"

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 11:05 AM (ABcz/)

161 Proud owner of 4 door Jeep Wrangler.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (Xrson)



Alright, into the big ball of suck.

Blast-off in thirty minutes.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 02, 2015 11:05 AM (KBvAm)

162 OMG... Went to look at the Nationwide ad.... WTF!

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 11:05 AM (Bn6aD)

163
Can someone explain to me how profit margin is affected by crude oil prices? Shouldn't there still be room for some profit irrespective of crude oil prices?

--
The lifting cost of getting it out of the ground and to market. Essentially the breakeven point.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 02, 2015 11:06 AM (40li+)

164 Proud owner of 4 door Jeep Wrangler.
Posted by: Bob Belcher
------------------

Saw one of those the other day with a "Molon Labe" bumpersticker. Definitely Moron material.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2015 11:06 AM (/GgDU)

165 Yeah, the confused travelogue bit mades less sense than the dancing sharks and palm trees.

I thought I was at a Jimmy Buffett concert there for a nanosecond.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 02, 2015 11:06 AM (0HooB)

166 128
@17 I wasn't aware that Vic hails from Saratoga.

If so then I was the kid on his lawn.

Posted by: NYC Parent Now With Added Bile for Freshness at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (HEo6y)

I'm not "from" there but I lived there 71/72 while going to school.

Posted by: Vic at February 02, 2015 11:06 AM (wlDny)

167 I'm not "from" there but I lived there 711/712 while going to school.

FIFY, vic.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:07 AM (kff5f)

168 I know it wasn't created for the Super Bowl, but I liked the Geico commercial of Icky Woods celebrating catching a newspaper and winning Yahtzee.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 11:07 AM (zF6Iw)

169 >> I hear some of the Super Bowl adds were pretty bad.... Since I didn't watch, were they?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ome38mp

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (ABcz/)

170
Hey, I'm missing the last two years of King Putt's reign.

Now, who's the dumbass?

Posted by: Nationwide Dead Kid at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (KBvAm)

171 I think the main thing is that some types of oil/locations/methods can cost 60 bucks a gallon to get out of the ground and to market, so nothing you can do will make a profit if the int'l price is 50 bucks a barrel.
--

Yeah, this is what I've seen before. But don't their costs go down when energy costs go down?

Posted by: Y-not at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (9BRsg)

172 Because nothing sells like dead children! -Nationwide marketing department.
Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:05

Depends if you have a large enough life policy on them.

Seriously, our country had gotten to soft, squishy, huggy lovey shit. Thats why we get this shit. Donna check out the fem product one, it was on side bar last night.

And I didn't even watch the pregame or the game until 1 minute to go in 1st quarter. The commercials were crap for the most part. CRAP

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (/GgDU)

173 Hmmmm for some reason when I look at that Picture...

I hear Maurice Chavalier singing 'Oh Yes, I remember it well...'...

Posted by: THE Big Bad Wolf at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (qh617)

174 Oh, also skipping: that new TV show "The Slap."

I see no way that could go right.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (kff5f)

175 I know it wasn't created for the Super Bowl, but I liked the Geico commercial of Icky Woods celebrating catching a newspaper and winning Yahtzee.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 11:07 AM (zF6Iw)


I'm old enough to have remembered the Icky Shuffle, but I have to wonder what demographic that commercial is supposed target. Certainly not anyone under the age of 40.

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (MT22W)

176 The cure insurance ads about balls were great.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (Spluw)

177 Well, Nationwide decided to set its current brand on fire which was a bold strategy, Cotton.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:02 AM (mf5HN)

T-Mobile is probably on the phone to their ad agency too after that total suckage of a commercial with Sarah Silverman

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (GrXXa)

178 I liked Liam Neeson's Clash of the Clans ad the best. Link in nick.

Posted by: Y-not at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (9BRsg)

179 OK, here's my question: Why was the long pass reception where the Seahawk receiver ended up catching the ball on his back on the ground ruled a completed pass, when the Dez Bryant reception that was almost the same thing was ruled incomplete. Hmmm?

Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (OZmbA)

180 Actually, hundreds of full grown elephants have been brought down with the lowly 7mm Mauser. The trick is to hit your mark.
Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 11:03 AM (xWW96)


As far as I know, most countries won't let you hunt large game like that with anything less powerful than a .378 Weatherby (which delivers something like twice the energy that a 7mm Mauser does). I'm not saying that lots of heffalumps weren't killed with smaller arms, but if you want a solid one shot one kill, you have to go for the heavy stuff.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at February 02, 2015 11:10 AM (MbqmP)

181 Using MLynch as a clearout decoy on the 1 yd line with 20sec remaining for a Super Bowl victory makes as much sense as using Jimmy Chitwood as a decoy for the last shot.

Posted by: huh at February 02, 2015 11:10 AM (u1Awp)

182 I liked Liam Neeson's Clash of the Clans ad the best. Link in nick.

That one was good.

"...and the name is Lee-am."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:10 AM (kff5f)

183
Yeah, this is what I've seen before. But don't their costs go down when energy costs go down?
---

Labor doesn't go down, depreciation doesn't go down, leases don't go down, maybe a little bit of decrease on transport.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 02, 2015 11:10 AM (40li+)

184 I know it wasn't created for the Super Bowl, but I liked the Geico commercial of Icky Woods celebrating catching a newspaper and winning Yahtzee.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 11:07 AM (zF6Iw)



I like the What's Cooking With Ickey ones.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:10 AM (mf5HN)

185
T-Mobile is probably on the phone to their ad agency too after that total suckage of a commercial with Sarah Silverman

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (GrXXa

Well after seeing the ad with Kim K in it, I would never use T Mobile.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:10 AM (/GgDU)

186 Oh, also skipping: that new TV show "The Slap."

I see no way that could go right.
--

And it's a re-tread of an Australian program.

Sounds AWFUL!

Posted by: Y-not at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (9BRsg)

187 And what the f*ck is that "DreamingwithJeff" crap?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (kff5f)

188 167 I'm not "from" there but I lived there 711/712 while going to school.

FIFY, vic.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:07 AM (kff5f)


Note... he does not say WHICH 71/72.... 1671? 1771?

Posted by: THE Big Bad Wolf at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (qh617)

189 Oh, also skipping: that new TV show "The Slap."

I see no way that could go right.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (kff5f)


Yeah, let's the see the premise: demon seed kid keeps kicking an adult and said adult slaps the child. No concussion, no broken bones, probably not even fingerprints on the face. Hey, let's explore making it a hanging offense in a series!

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (MT22W)

190 WTF!?

When I went to bed, it was 47 deg. outside. I just looked outside for the first time this morning, and it is not only snowing, the ground is covered.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (/GgDU)

191 >Because nothing sells like dead children!

Yeah, especially parents of dead children who got an unexpected sucker-punch during the Super Bowl.
Thought you were going to kick back for a football game and party w/friends? Hah! We're going to remind you you'll never do that or anything else that's fun w/your kid. You're welcome for "raising your awareness" and "starting the conversation!!"

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 11:12 AM (ABcz/)

192 The kids loved the Sprint commercail with the screaming goat and the jackass.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 02, 2015 11:12 AM (Spluw)

193 179 OK, here's my question: Why was the long pass reception where the Seahawk receiver ended up catching the ball on his back on the ground ruled a completed pass, when the Dez Bryant reception that was almost the same thing was ruled incomplete. Hmmm?
Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (

It wasn't almost the same thing.
Not even close.

Besides didn't you see Tony ROmo in the run like a girl ad?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:12 AM (/GgDU)

194 And what the f*ck is that "DreamingwithJeff" crap?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (kff5f)



That is probably the LSD one.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (mf5HN)

195 190 WTF!?

When I went to bed, it was 47 deg. outside. I just looked outside for the first time this morning, and it is not only snowing, the ground is covered.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (/

-11 here at 6:30AM talk about a rude awakening.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (/GgDU)

196 Awesome picture.

I'm always amazed at how sharp and crisp many old photographs are.

And people sure did dress nice, not like the slobs of today (myself included).

Posted by: Moderate Salami at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (/Ho8c)

197 Yeah, the run like a girl ad is pretty stoopid....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (Bn6aD)

198 That is probably the LSD one.

It could be.

Y'all have 3 podcasts out now, or 4?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (kff5f)

199 71 72. Just a few years after the Romans destroyed the Temple.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 02, 2015 11:14 AM (hlbmD)

200
Small bore elephant hunting. FYI and a bit of history and a determined man.
http://tinyurl.com/7ddbnfu

Posted by: maddogg at February 02, 2015 11:14 AM (xWW96)

201 That is probably the LSD one.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (mf5HN)


They should have done a mashup of Dreaming with Jeff and the Kickstarter commercial. Not like the result could have been more bizarre.

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:14 AM (MT22W)

202 And what the f*ck is that "DreamingwithJeff" crap?

Nice eyebrows there, Jeff. They look like a paintbrush.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 02, 2015 11:14 AM (0HooB)

203
Jeep Renegade, made in Italy and based on the Fiat Panda.

*does swishy hand wave thing*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2015 11:15 AM (kdS6q)

204 Yeah, let's the see the premise: demon seed kid keeps kicking an adult and said adult slaps the child. No concussion, no broken bones, probably not even fingerprints on the face. Hey, let's explore making it a hanging offense in a series!

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (MT22W)


From the long "The Slap" commercial last night, I gathered that the two families involved become-

mortal enemies!!!!!


So, sort of like a touchy-feely Hatfields and McCoys, I guess.

Let the swirlys begin!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 02, 2015 11:15 AM (KBvAm)

205 Why was the long pass reception where the Seahawk receiver ended up catching the ball on his back on the ground ruled a completed pass, when the Dez Bryant reception that was almost the same thing was ruled incomplete. Hmmm?
Posted by: Sphynx at February 02, 2015 11:09 AM (

Because last night the ball NEVER touched the GROUND. Watch Football much?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 02, 2015 11:15 AM (LJcWW)

206 Yeah, the run like a girl ad is pretty stoopid....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (Bn6aD)


Yeah, my catch-phrase the last several weeks (because of other stuff along those lines) has become, "toughen up, Buttercup."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:15 AM (kff5f)

207 185. Agreed
For once I was proud to have AT&T

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 02, 2015 11:15 AM (QY6Dj)

208 29 Did someone need an army of raptors?
http://is.gd/LnoEmc
Posted by: HR needs donuts at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (ZKzrr)

Best for corgi shaming:

http://tinyurl.com/humpedbyawhale

You better behave Gracie.

Posted by: The Hobo Hooker Waitress Model Actress Who Is Nameless at February 02, 2015 11:16 AM (XeGAx)

209 From the long "The Slap" commercial last night, I gathered that the two families involved become-

mortal enemies!!!!!


So, sort of like a touchy-feely Hatfields and McCoys, I guess.

Let the swirlys begin!!!



Posted by: naturalfake at February 02, 2015 11:15 AM (KBvAm)


so... its a Slap Fight???

and then people wonder why I don't watch much TV...

Posted by: THE Big Bad Wolf at February 02, 2015 11:16 AM (qh617)

210 Because nothing sells like dead children!

There is kind of a trend these days of people flogging their dead/disabled children for fame and fortune. The St. Traytable trademarks, those felons in Ferguson fighting over the T-shirt rights to the kid they dumped on his grandmother, Jenny McCarthy getting other kids killed because she couldn't handle her kid's autism--and there's hundreds more who've written books and gone on Oprah and sued corporations.

But just because you can recognize a trend doesn't mean you need to base an ad campaign on it.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at February 02, 2015 11:16 AM (ZKzrr)

211 >>And what the f*ck is that "DreamingwithJeff" crap?

He's put out a sleep-aid CD. This ad was to promote the site he's using to sell it.

We liked the Pac Man ad. Just wacky and fun.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 11:16 AM (ABcz/)

212 Thank you NGU

Last night here someone wrote the catch of the century. Not sure when Antonio Freeman caught one like that in the rain on MNF at Lambeau, could have been the 90s in the last century.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:16 AM (/GgDU)

213 It could be.

Y'all have 3 podcasts out now, or 4?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:13 AM (kff5f)


Three. The next one will be up tomorrow morning at 9:45 a.m.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:16 AM (mf5HN)

214 Until I'm informed otherwise, I'm going to presume that this is the rehab Manziel checked into: http://tinyurl.com/ofa9pnw

Posted by: Country Singer at February 02, 2015 11:17 AM (8hctH)

215 Yeah, this is what I've seen before. But don't their costs go down when energy costs go down?

No. There is a floor price for certain methods and grades of crude. Anything under that, it costs more to take it out of the ground than it does to leave it in. Are you thinking of refined gasoline?

Posted by: no good deed at February 02, 2015 11:17 AM (w3a0Z)

216 "Nationwide markets dead kids." -Peyton Manning singing under his breath.

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:18 AM (MT22W)

217 That Nationwide commercial wasn't so bad. I walked by the counter with all the cleaning supplies last night and double checked the lock was on. I doubt I was the only one.

No matter what people are talking about Nationwide today.

From a marketing standpoint huge success.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at February 02, 2015 11:18 AM (0LHZx)

218 Yeah, the run like a girl ad is pretty stoopid.... Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again

Girls can run well! That's why they are on seperate teams!

Girls are capable. That's why they should be in all combat Arms fields.
But they should be forbiddeden by their betters from atending parties.

Yeah; heckova commercial. We should be glad that they didn't have the little girls cursing.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 02, 2015 11:18 AM (Spluw)

219 Until I'm informed otherwise, I'm going to presume that this is the rehab Manziel checked into: http://tinyurl.com/ofa9pnw
Posted by: Country Singer at February 02, 2015 11:17 AM (8hctH)



Yeah, that sounds about right.

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at February 02, 2015 11:18 AM (mf5HN)

220 Posted by: Country Singer at February 02, 2015 11:17 AM (8hctH

And I snickered. I was expecting a head stuck up an ass.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2015 11:19 AM (/GgDU)

221 #LikeAGirl

https://twitter.com/tylerhunter23/status/562073990450401281

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2015 11:19 AM (GrXXa)

222 I posted it before but that run like a girl commercial was just the tip of that campaign. As I noted , the President of the PGA was terminated for a twitter exchange with another playing in which he told the player he was acting like a Lil' Girl.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 02, 2015 11:19 AM (Xrson)

223 Ace is up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 02, 2015 11:19 AM (zF6Iw)

224 Ground Hog Day marathon on AMC today.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2015 11:19 AM (zt+N6)

225 >>But just because you can recognize a trend doesn't mean you need to base an ad campaign on it.

Saw some Nationwide people interviewed on CNN. They were just like SJWs - they claim they didn't want to sell insurance, the wanted to raise awareness and start a conversation on safety. Basically, they wanted to lecture to parents that they should take better care of their kids (so they don't have to pay out the insurance?).
It was the exact same goal as the "Run like a girl" ad: let me interrupt your super bowl fun to lecture you on what I think you should be talking about.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 11:19 AM (ABcz/)

226 Best for corgi shaming:


Whatever he did, he's never doing it again.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at February 02, 2015 11:20 AM (ZKzrr)

227 Posted by: HR needs donuts at February 02, 2015 11:16 AM (ZKzrr)

Why don't you get your lazy ass off my couch & go get shot by a cop, son? I got bills to pay.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at February 02, 2015 11:20 AM (MbqmP)

228 http://goo.gl/qswkku

Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:20 AM (MT22W)

229 216 -

Not enough syllables.

Something like: Nothing beats a dead kid ad...

Whilst singing, having him calmly wrapping tiny bodies in white linen.

Or plastic. Depending on whether you want the serial killer image, or just creepy morgue guy.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2015 11:20 AM (Dj0WE)

230 I wonder how much a wooden one costs. I need to get a 0-1 case for the one I have. It's B'Gal's dad's, I want to gift it to the GD that gradiated from MIT. He engraved his initials on it.

Hope it's not much.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 02, 2015 11:00 AM (0HooB)

You could make one with a little help. Wouldn't be perfect like a factory one but it would be a really meaningful gift.

Posted by: The Hobo Hooker Waitress Model Actress Who Is Nameless at February 02, 2015 11:21 AM (XeGAx)

231 Basically, they wanted to lecture to parents that they should take
better care of their kids (so they don't have to pay out the
insurance?).


Like the people who neglect their kids to death pay for life insurance in the first place.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at February 02, 2015 11:21 AM (ZKzrr)

232 "32
So what does the morons say about George Pataki? Per Fox News, he is
considering running. I don't know much about him, but I am guessing he
is GOPe, pro choice? Thoughts for this lovely NYC thread?

Posted by: Me at February 02, 2015 10:36 AM (tUGnI)"

Pataki was better than Mario Cuomo who came before him or Son of Cuomo who came after him. That said, Pataki was about as good a Republican as you could probably get elected Governor in New York. He can't win his own state in a Presidential election and when it comes to policy, Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney would probably be better.

If the Republicans nominate him, I will look at what third parties are on the ballot.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 02, 2015 11:22 AM (KDbAT)

233 I go away to "work" and Doom goes up, Pretty Picture goes up.

It occurs to me those people didn't know they would be jumping out of windows in a few short years.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at February 02, 2015 11:22 AM (1FtZU)

234 @166
If school was Skidmore you were one lucky dude as I believe they'd just gone "co ed" around that time, and were still at what we call the Old Campus now (Circular St, Regent St etc). Not sure if they had the Kesselring Navy Reactor school then, which on second thought may have been more up your alley.
Born and grew up in SS and it was a wonderful small town where a young boy could explore the whole town on his bike, get lost in the woods, build tree forts, etc.
Now its still an exceptional place but more developed and really more of a small city than a town now -- and much more sophisticated/monied than it used to be.
Are you still in the area?

Posted by: NYC Parent Now With Added Bile for Freshness at February 02, 2015 11:22 AM (HEo6y)

235 Oh, also skipping: that new TV show "The Slap." I see no way that could go right. Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 02, 2015 11:08 AM (kff5f)

Yeah, let's the see the premise: demon seed kid keeps kicking an adult and said adult slaps the child. No concussion, no broken bones, probably not even fingerprints on the face. Hey, let's explore making it a hanging offense in a series!
Posted by: physics geek at February 02, 2015 11:11 AM (MT22W)


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It looks like a documentary on how adults should never be around children, except for "trained" government adults.

Posted by: Soona at February 02, 2015 11:25 AM (/HX7u)

236 @323 Pataki was a good steward compared to the Insufferable Cuomos but if charisma were fireworks he'd be one of those "snake" things.

Posted by: NYC Parent Now With Added Bile for Freshness at February 02, 2015 11:25 AM (HEo6y)

237 @191 Lizzy, I thought the same thing. I know 3 families that lost kids to accidental deaths or illness and they live day to freaking day missing them. I cannot imagine the pain parents who lose children go through. For some insipid marketing "social" messaging, Nationwide crossed a line. How come no social messaging about living off the dole your whole life and hating whitey or blacks that try to lift themselves up? A social message maybe on paid trouble-makers inciting riots for their own cause at the expense of the fabric of community.

No social message about demonizing false rapey allegations and how it often ruins the life of the accused. Or the one about poor and downtrodden foreigners being enticed to break our immigration laws and get public assistance at the expense of everyone that plays by the rules.

Thanks Nationwide for showing us what happens when your marketing dept is full of social warriors and probably all under the age of 30. Plus is shows, they secretly harbor disdain for Red-State football fans that want to enjoy a game and the fun of friends... no, no... we must message to the yokels... for their own good.

Posted by: yip at February 02, 2015 11:26 AM (84SRe)

238 I actually quite like the "Run like a girl" ad. It promotes girls without denigrating men, does that make sense?

It is interesting to see that even girls themselves (unfortunately) associate "like a girl" with weakness. If they had filmed boys doing the same thing, it wouldn't have as much of an impact, and it would have had an air of "Guys suck."


Posted by: TickledPink at February 02, 2015 11:26 AM (TMe1n)

239 Can someone explain to me how profit margin is
affected by crude oil prices? Shouldn't there still be room for some
profit irrespective of crude oil prices?

Posted by: Y not at February 02, 2015 10:54 AM (9BRsg)


Cost of producing the crude is non-zero. Likewise, cost of refining and shipping the products. Retail end may show a profit, while upstream end is showing losses. The big boom in horizontal drilling+frac'ing over the past few years was driven by the high price of crude, which provided a price "window" in which such expensive production techniques were profitable. With crude price in the cellar, new wells in such fields are pretty much impractical, as the front-end costs are too high. Existing wells, especially those which have paid off their drilling costs, may run in the black. Now, drilling and frac'ing costs may come down a little, as lack of demand puts downward pressure on service industries to lower prices. But that can only go so far.

This is personal with me. Haven't had work since a week before Christmas, in what would normally be my busiest season, and no prospect of work in the near term. Maybe in early Summer, there will be some. Some wells must be drilled, or the operator loses the land rights. I'm not whining too much, as this sort of jibes with my desire to "semi-retire", and work less frequently, and it was not entirely unexpected; every bubble must burst. But it never fails to be a kick in the nuts when it does.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2015 11:27 AM (upitO)

240 Meant @232
Seeing into the future again, damn..

Posted by: NYC Parent Now With Added Bile for Freshness at February 02, 2015 11:27 AM (HEo6y)

241 >>I know 3 families that lost kids to accidental deaths or illness and they live day to freaking day missing them.

Yep, me, too. The first thought of every morning is that they won't see their beloved child. Can only imagine what it was like at Super Bowl parties where that came on and everyone fell silent and looked at their feet because someone there lost a child.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2015 11:31 AM (ABcz/)

242 What is this Nationwide ad of which you speak?

I boycotted the SB, so missed it.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at February 02, 2015 11:34 AM (/Ho8c)

243 I'm not "from" there but I lived there 711/712 while going to school.

FIFY, vic.



Shouldn't it be 712-711 ?

Posted by: toby928(C) at February 02, 2015 11:35 AM (evdj2)

244 Wow, what a picture of New York. Remember when our big cities were not cesspools of crime and filth?

No, I don't either.

Posted by: PJ at February 02, 2015 12:06 PM (cHuNI)

245 Where's all the horse do-do?

Posted by: burt at February 02, 2015 12:49 PM (ls8AU)

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Posted by: VeronikaMa at February 02, 2015 01:29 PM (yZ/48)

247 Never again must we permit such a lack of Diversity to impoverish our cities.

Posted by: Beef at February 02, 2015 05:12 PM (/q4N3)

248 This photo lacks diversity ... and Cthulhu.

Posted by: nightslikethis at February 02, 2015 05:34 PM (HShnM)

249 This looks like a scene out of "In the Good Old Summertime" with Judy Garland and Van Johnson, only it took place in Chicago.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at February 02, 2015 06:49 PM (rldyO)

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