Overnight Open Thread (20 Feb 2015)

I'm not going to watch the Oscars this weekend but I hope this happens. Why 'American Sniper' will ambush the Oscar Best Picture race.

Now, for a bit of humor, here are 9 military categories the Oscars forgot.

And then there is Canadian Sniper.

Launching An F-14 Tomcat

How to successfully get launched off a carrier at night in a F-14 Tomcat. There will be a quiz on flightdeck nomenclature later.

Science

I find it ironic that in an article that states that throwing science at anti-vaxxers just makes them more hardline, the author goes on to pretty much equate climate change deniers to the anti-vax crowd even while noting that "the most scientifically literate are also some of the strongest climate change skeptics". Scientific consensus on climate change my ass. A truer statement would've been to equate the AGW crowd to the anti-vaxxers.

Climate change and terrorism. Yeah, not buying that. The claim that the Pentagon is overwhelmingly on board with the climate change group is BS. They're just dancing to the tune that the political bosses are playing. A change in political bosses will get you a change in tune.

80's Teen Movies

Manufacturing

Obama's carbon rules could cost thousands of manufacturing jobs in your state.

Syndicated TV Shows

Did you ever watch a rerun of Seinfeld or something and thought the episode felt sped up? Wonder no more. How cable networks speed up shows to squeeze in more ads. Now if they speed up the commercials, they could fit even more in.

Sport Team Name Origins

Strange but true stories of how 18 sports teams got their names.

Baseball

With baseball season upon us, I found this to be a little interesting. Here is why baseball managers wear a uniform instead of other attire found on coaches in other sports.

John Carpenter

I've always liked the scores John Carpenter did for his movies so it was a pleasant surprise to find out he released an album late last year of some unreleased music. This song is pretty good. It's like a cross between Jan Hammer (Miami Vice) and Halloween.

Police Dog

Florida police dog fired from the force after biting an officer, doughnut shop worker. I'm betting it was the doughnut shop worker bite that brought about the firing. Just a hunch.

Dog Video

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1 Hello!

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:01 PM (TEpA2)

2 That is an awesome doggy picture.

Posted by: Y-not at February 20, 2015 10:02 PM (9BRsg)

3 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2015 10:03 PM (T1005)

4 UK Labour Party Leader Calls for Social Media to Stamp Out Thoughtcrime

Ed Miliband, the U.K.'s Labour Party leader and wannabe Prime Minister, has called on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to help stomp out 'intolerance.'

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8372

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 20, 2015 10:03 PM (0Ew3K)

5 Hola.

Posted by: NCKate at February 20, 2015 10:04 PM (RNq50)

6 Jeebus. That dog is my sister's hyper Jack Russell that pisses when it comes in my house.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2015 10:04 PM (FsuaD)

7 Carpenter FTW. Escape Fron New York was on last night.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 10:05 PM (tBSrv)

8 Love ya morons.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at February 20, 2015 10:06 PM (dZGNV)

9 7 Carpenter FTW. Escape Fron New York was on last night.
Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 10:05 PM (tBSrv)


Dang. I missed it. I watched my blu-ray version of The Thing. Ennio did the soundtrack on that one which was pretty damn good too.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:06 PM (93D1V)

10 The one and only time husband and I flew Delta first class, we were given a catalog of free goodies we could order before we deplaned.

Boy, oh, boy, those were the days. It seems like a hundred years ago.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2015 10:07 PM (FsuaD)

11 We wuz robbed at Westminster!

Posted by: Y-not's collies at February 20, 2015 10:07 PM (9BRsg)

12 Nice looking doggeh.

Posted by: HR trinkt Bier at February 20, 2015 10:08 PM (ImIut)

13 Current first-class food on Delta domestically (and to Canada) would make the authors of the menu above spin in their graves.

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:08 PM (TEpA2)

14 I've owned beagles over the years.

So happy they beat out Obama's dog, Bo's cousin.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2015 10:08 PM (FsuaD)

15 This Marie Harf story seems like one of those stories that started at one end of the line sounded one way only to emerge at the end as something else.

I came across a story a while back that sort of described ISIL recruitment as being based on the "frustrated job seeker" paradigm, but of course it was much more nuanced than the 'rubes' at the State Dept could possibly describe in one sentence.

It seems that ISIL recruitment is based on offering quick advancement on multiple levels:

1) you get to shoot up shit. This includes multiple weapons of various sizes, including knives and fire. Targets can be cars, buildings and live people.

2) you get money .. lots of money by basically stealing it .. or extortion .. but hey, you're on a "mission from Allah."

3) you attain social success by getting the women .. sure some may be slaves but remember, 12th century standards apply here.

4) you get to be in the inner circles of power in the IS, which includes trucks, homes, etc.

To say that you can counter this kind of salesmanship with a "jobs program" is like saying you can clean the Capitol building with a toothbrush .. it can be done but your going to need a shit load of toothpaste.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 20, 2015 10:08 PM (e8kgV)

16 Night all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2015 10:09 PM (FsuaD)

17 Did you ever watch a rerun of Seinfeld or something and thought the episode felt sped up? Wonder no more. How cable networks speed up shows to squeeze in more ads. Now if they speed up the commercials, they could fit even more in.

L-l-l-love thos blipverts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekg45ub8bsk

Posted by: Max Headroom at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM (0Ew3K)

18 Sup 'rons.

I need some good Netflix suggestions for tonight. The spam of Lifetime movies hitting my suggestion box is making me lose my will to live.

Posted by: I love Fridays Sexually at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM (9+Udi)

19 Several Morons wanted an update after yesterday's surgeon visit, so here goes:


"Keep doing what you're doing" was the official pronouncement. We'll "discuss" putting weight on my leg in two weeks, but the x-rays look great and I'm getting off the long-acting pain meds.


Now for the bad news: This means Pookette can't come home yet. Every time I talk to my mother (who is a nurse!), she tries to pressure me into ignoring the doctor and bringing Pookette home "because she needs her mommy." Sigh.....


So, stuck in a holding pattern. Wish I could have booze. Have one for me, will ya?

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM (dCUzJ)

20 Dang. I missed it. I watched my blu-ray version of The Thing. Ennio did the soundtrack on that one which was pretty damn good too.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:06 PM

The Thing? Awesome. One of my fave movies of all time. How's the bluray version? I've just got the regular dvd (about 3 of them)... and yes, Morricone's soundtrack is absolutely killer, I think the best use of music in a movie, ever. Was at the first screening in 30 years here a couple of years ago and the audience applauded for what seemed like 5 minutes at the end. It was awesome.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 10:12 PM (tBSrv)

21 The last time I was in first class on Delta I was too sick with the extraterrestrial respiratory virus my nephews give me every time I venture into Iowa to drink any free booze.

Oh, the good old days, when I could get a day off and go somewhere.

Posted by: HR trinkt Bier at February 20, 2015 10:12 PM (ImIut)

22 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 20, 2015 10:12 PM (4gN5w)

23 Posted by: I love Fridays Sexually at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM (9+Udi)

Try Fury.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:12 PM (93D1V)

24 The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 26% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if they are standing in the way of actions he feels are important for the country. Sixty percent (60%) disagree and say the president should not have the right to ignore the courts. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.

But perhaps more unsettling to supporters of constitutional checks and balances is the finding that 43% of Democrats believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts. Only 35% of voters in President Obamas party disagree, compared to 81% of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major party.



They are fuckin little Hitlers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 20, 2015 10:13 PM (nzKvP)

25 The Albuquerque Isotopes of the AAA Pacific Coast League. Named after the city voted for the name over other options, including the name of the previous PCL team, the Dukes. The mayor thought it was a disgrace. Partly Area 51, mainly The Simpsons. It's been in the top 25 for minor league apparel sales ever since.



It's a great ballpark to watch a game. How it was built it another story...

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:13 PM (TEpA2)

26 We usually fly southwest, so no first class. They do have a better than normal snack pack though, so there's that.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 10:13 PM (MYCIw)

27 Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 10:12 PM (tBSrv)


The Bluray is awesome. It was like watching a new movie seeing the detail and color differently. The remastered Alien was the same way on Blu.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:14 PM (93D1V)

28 SCIENCE!

Here's an older and generally accepted earth energy balance diagram (link in name) that is the foundation for the AGW cultists.

Pretty straightforward, what is missing?



BTW, this diagram was in the first week of a grad engineering class I had which focused on what is missing.

Morons in Nome, ironically, may have a clue.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 20, 2015 10:14 PM (NaeCR)

29 Hello all my fellow potential terrorists!
Reposting for hordelings in IN, Western OH, and Northern KY.....
IndianaWeatherOnline is an excellent site for accurate weather forecasts and no globull warming crap. They are very good at what they do. Unfortunately. I say it's unfortunate because they are showing that CasaMayhem will most likely be pummeled by another 4-6 inches of snow with a bit of ice possible tonight and tomorrow. Morons near Indy could get 6-8 inches of the white stuff and southern IN and northen KY look out for mucho ice.

Posted by: madamemayhem at February 20, 2015 10:14 PM (WPm3x)

30 The Fall with Gillian Anderson is pretty good on Netflix. Two short seasons. Cop show.

Posted by: NCKate at February 20, 2015 10:14 PM (RNq50)

31 18
Pain and Gain.

Posted by: mpfs,Pintrest Whore. This first step is to admit you have a problem. at February 20, 2015 10:15 PM (si/E8)

32 Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM (dCUzJ)



I'm both uninformed and lazy: What happened to you!?!?!?

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:16 PM (TEpA2)

33 Did you ever watch a rerun of Seinfeld or something and thought the
episode felt sped up? Wonder no more. How cable networks speed up shows
to squeeze in more ads. Now if they speed up the commercials, they could
fit even more in.


They all sound like Gilmore Girls now.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 20, 2015 10:16 PM (NaeCR)

34 Morons near Indy could get 6-8 inches of the white stuff

Could, but won't. It'll be another shitty rainy Saturday.

Posted by: HR trinkt Bier at February 20, 2015 10:16 PM (ImIut)

35 Pain & Gain? Seriously?

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:17 PM (93D1V)

36 19
Several Morons wanted an update after yesterday's surgeon visit, so here goes:


"Keep
doing what you're doing" was the official pronouncement. We'll
"discuss" putting weight on my leg in two weeks, but the x-rays look
great and I'm getting off the long-acting pain meds.


Now for
the bad news: This means Pookette can't come home yet. Every time I talk
to my mother (who is a nurse!), she tries to pressure me into ignoring
the doctor and bringing Pookette home "because she needs her mommy."
Sigh.....


So, stuck in a holding pattern. Wish I could have booze. Have one for me, will ya?


Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM (dCUzJ)


Take care of yourself first, so Pookette doesn't have to worry about pushing your wheelchair around. Heal-up straight and strong, and you'll be able to do more with Pookette over years and years and years.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2015 10:17 PM (T1005)

37 18

Another good one: Not Safe For Work.

Posted by: mpfs,Pintrest Whore. This first step is to admit you have a problem. at February 20, 2015 10:18 PM (si/E8)

38 Madammayhem,
Live in Eastern Ky here and they are giving amounts from 4-8 inches followed by sleet and ice them eventually tomorrow afternoon rain. Had our coldest temps ever in my lifetime last night got down to -22. Baby it's cold outside takes on a new meaning when even your face hurts.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:19 PM (A7LEa)

39 35
CDR.
I thought they were so stupid it was hilarious.

Posted by: mpfs,Pintrest Whore. This first step is to admit you have a problem. at February 20, 2015 10:19 PM (si/E8)

40 24
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 26% of
Likely U.S. Voters think the president should have the right to ignore
federal court rulings if they are standing in the way of actions he
feels are important for the country. Sixty percent (60%) disagree and
say the president should not have the right to ignore the courts.
Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.



But perhaps more unsettling to supporters of constitutional checks
and balances is the finding that 43% of Democrats believe the president
should have the right to ignore the courts. Only 35% of voters in
President Obamas party disagree, compared to 81% of Republicans and 67%
of voters not affiliated with either major party.







They are fuckin little Hitlers



Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 20, 2015 10:13 PM (nzKvP)


It should be noted that 80% of conservative/middle-of-the-road people who get cold-called by Dem-loving shitweasel pollsters hang up on them before answering stupid questions like these.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2015 10:19 PM (T1005)

41 Posted by: mpfs,Pintrest Whore. This first step is to admit you have a problem. at February 20, 2015 10:19 PM (si/E


Ahhh.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:20 PM (93D1V)

42 Thanks for the suggestions! (off to microwave popcorn)

Posted by: I love Fridays Sexually at February 20, 2015 10:20 PM (9+Udi)

43 Morons near Indy could get 6-8 inches of the white stuff

Woo hoo!

Cocaine!!1!

A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHal84S_XkI

Posted by: The methyl (1R,2R,3S,5S)-3- (benzoyloxy)-8-methyl-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1] octane-2-carboxylate Hat at February 20, 2015 10:20 PM (0Ew3K)

44 Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:17 PM (93D1V)

That's a great movie.

Another option is St. Vincent.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 20, 2015 10:20 PM (R5HRU)

45 I'm not going to watch the Oscars this weekend but I hope this happens. Why 'American Sniper' will ambush the Oscar Best Picture race.

I don't give a shit that "American Sniper" won't win the Oscar. The people in the media, including the press, are such liberal pinheads that there is almost no chance.

I looked at the thread before last, the one about the members of this administration putting out that stupid twitter thing. If republicans had done anything that ridiculously stupid, they'd all be screaming like stuck pigs.

The people who vote in the Oscars have their heads up democrat party ass, but the American people know what they like. And they like a navy seal who isn't afraid to call a radical muslim savage a savage, and then kill his ass. F**k the Oscars. I haven't watched that bunch of narcissist 'tards in years.

Oh, and Eastwood is raking in the dough.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 10:21 PM (kGrwF)

46 Fourth Horseman ......... Yep.It is warmer outside right now at 20 degrees, than it has been for the last 2 days.

HR.... These guys are usually very accurate so you might just get hammered with snow.

Posted by: madamemayhem at February 20, 2015 10:22 PM (WPm3x)

47 But perhaps more unsettling to supporters of constitutional checks and balances is the finding that 43% of Democrats believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts. Only 35% of voters in President Obamas party disagree, compared to 81% of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major party.

They are fuckin little Hitlers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 20, 2015 10:13 PM (nzKvP)


And 50% of millennials believe that the "gender binary" (i.e. there are men and women) is real...

http://tinyurl.com/oetfcox

Posted by: The Polling Hat at February 20, 2015 10:22 PM (0Ew3K)

48 Cooth,
You're right pollster called here this week and hubby told them "president, what president,we don't have a president"and then hung up on them.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:22 PM (A7LEa)

49 The Bluray is awesome. It was like watching a new movie seeing the detail and color differently. The remastered Alien was the same way on Blu.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:14 PM

Jeez. I'm gonna have to consider bluray, just for those 2 flicks, then. BTW, have you read Stuart Cohen's blog? He hasn't posted for a couple of years, but, there's some really good stuff about the making of The Thing. It's called "The Original Fan: A Producer's guide to evolution and production of John Carpenter's The Thing."

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 10:22 PM (tBSrv)

50 Sorry, It's ...

"The original fan: a producer's guide to the evolution and production of John Carpenter's The Thing."

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 10:25 PM (tBSrv)

51 Thread dead already???

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 20, 2015 10:25 PM (0Ew3K)

52 UK Labour Party Leader Calls for Social Media to Stamp Out Thoughtcrime
Ed Miliband, the U.K.'s Labour Party leader and wannabe Prime Minister, has called on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to help stomp out 'intolerance.'
More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8372
Posted by: The Political Hat at February 20, 2015 10:03 PM

FFS, after failure of facism in the last century these azzholes want to try it again.

Tho, it's no more ignoring history than Bama trying to turn the US into a Socialist workers "paradise".

Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2015 10:26 PM (o/90i)

53 18 Safety Not Guaranteed.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at February 20, 2015 10:26 PM (KH1sk)

54 If you have Amazon Prime the original series Bosch is well worth your time. They have kept pretty true to the Michael Connelly's books.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 20, 2015 10:26 PM (si/E8)

55 Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 10:22 PM (tBSrv)

I'll have to check that out.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:27 PM (93D1V)

56 31 18
Pain and Gain.
***
Actually I liked this one too. I think I was staring in shock the whole movie but it cracked me up.

I watched something the other day called 'defiance' about Jews living in the forest during WWII and it was ok.

Or go old school and watch Sabrina

Posted by: Lea at February 20, 2015 10:29 PM (vmMMi)

57 14 I've owned beagles over the years.

So happy they beat out Obama's dog, Bo's cousin.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2015 10:08 PM (FsuaD)

That was pretty funny. The announcer was so sure that that bare ass dog Portagee dog was going to win it, that the announcer was even saying it while another dog was being shown, and should have had all his attention, had he had any professionalism at all.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 10:29 PM (kGrwF)

58 HR.... These guys are usually very accurate so you might just get hammered with snow.

Carmel might get hammered with snow. Downtown might get hammered with snow. Even the airport might get hammered with snow. But my house will not get hammered with snow until I move...and even if I move above the 45th parallel, I will not get snow. Sigh.

Posted by: HR trinkt Bier at February 20, 2015 10:29 PM (ImIut)

59 Watched Bosch too. It was pretty good.

Posted by: NCKate at February 20, 2015 10:29 PM (RNq50)

60 We watched a strange little movie a while back called The Station Agent.

It's slow, and very independent-y but Peter Dinklidge is in it and it's somehow interesting.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 10:30 PM (MYCIw)

61 The Canadian Sniper thing is a little douchebaggy, considering multiple Canadian snipers actually held the distance records for kills for some time in Afghanistan, and Canadians died alongside their American cousins at IIRC per-capita rates unmatched by any of the other members of the coalition.

Posted by: guess the maplebacks need more documentaries at February 20, 2015 10:30 PM (gj77x)

62 Howdy, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 10:30 PM (81V/7)

63 BRB, time to watch "Lesbian Bear Storm"...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子~クマ at February 20, 2015 10:30 PM (0Ew3K)

64 I'm both uninformed and lazy: What happened to you!?!?!?


Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:16 PM (TEpA2)

Fell down the stairs while carrying 2-year-old Pookette to breakfast 4 weeks ago. She's fine, but I shattered my tibia, fractured a metatarsal and needed emergency surgery. Pooky's taking care of me when he's not busy saving the world and Pookette is getting spoiled rotten at her grandparents'. The Horde has been a sanity-saver the past few weeks.

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:31 PM (dCUzJ)

65 and the party rages!

Posted by: boiling frog at February 20, 2015 10:33 PM (qQk+U)

66 #Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568807568891650048

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568807928096026624

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568808343197892608

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568808662757707776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568809138278555649

Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2015 10:33 PM (GrXXa)

67 They are fuckin little Hitlers
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 20, 2015 10:13 PM (nzKvP)

And to stupid to understand that the same thing would apply if a republican became president.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 10:33 PM (kGrwF)

68 "Fell down the stairs while carrying 2-year-old Pookette to breakfast 4 weeks ago. She's fine, but I shattered my tibia, fractured a metatarsal and needed emergency surgery"

Oh my goodness, you poor thing! Glad that she was ok and that you are on the mend. I've almost done the same thing several times!

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 10:34 PM (MYCIw)

69 Marco Polo on Netflix was good. First two seasons of Vikings on Amazon, also good.

Posted by: NCKate at February 20, 2015 10:34 PM (RNq50)

70 I always suspected that people who voted for Jugears were just dumb, this survey confirms it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 10:34 PM (kGrwF)

71 Marco Polo was really good. They were trying to out sex GoT the first few episodes though.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 10:35 PM (MYCIw)

72 I liked the Station Agent too. A small movie but well made.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 20, 2015 10:37 PM (si/E8)

73 Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 10:35 PM (MYCIw)

Lies. You can never have enough naked chick fight scenes.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 20, 2015 10:37 PM (R5HRU)

74 Hello Morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:37 PM (YOPoU)

75 Yeah, lauren, the sex was all over the place definitely. I watched The Station Agent too and really liked it.

Posted by: NCKate at February 20, 2015 10:37 PM (RNq50)

76 Fell down the stairs while carrying 2-year-old
Pookette to breakfast 4 weeks ago. She's fine, but I shattered my tibia,
fractured a metatarsal and needed emergency surgery. Pooky's taking
care of me when he's not busy saving the world and Pookette is getting
spoiled rotten at her grandparents'. The Horde has been a sanity-saver
the past few weeks.


Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:31 PM (dCUzJ)

Yowza.
{{{Hugs}}}

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:37 PM (TEpA2)

77 NCKate,
I haven't watched Marco Polo yet. I'm waiting for House of Cards on the 27th.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 20, 2015 10:38 PM (si/E8)

78 What's up Duck?

Posted by: fluffy at February 20, 2015 10:38 PM (Ua6T/)

79 Holy crap. That's a lot of content

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:39 PM (YOPoU)

80 I love Marco Polo too!

Pookysgirl, or poorly afire as my iphone would have it, I hope you heal soon. My brother had an awful fall a couple months ago (including a compound fracture yuck) and he is on the mend now. It just takes time.

Posted by: Lea at February 20, 2015 10:39 PM (vmMMi)

81
18 Sup 'rons. I need some good Netflix suggestions for tonight. The spam of Lifetime movies hitting my suggestion box is making me lose my will to live.
Posted by: I love Fridays Sexually at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM (9+Udi)


Yeah I've noticed that too. They must have just gotten a deal with Lifetime's owners to put their stupid women beating movies on Netflix.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:40 PM (zt+N6)

82 >>> But my house will not get hammered with snow until I move...and even if I move above the 45th parallel, I will not get snow. Sigh.

Feel free to take mine. Bring a large truck.

Posted by: fluffy at February 20, 2015 10:40 PM (Ua6T/)

83 Pokes girl,
Did you have a spiral fracture cause those are horrible?

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:41 PM (A7LEa)

84 Give Broadchurch a try. The BBC version and American version both have David Tennant.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 20, 2015 10:41 PM (si/E8)

85 The Fall with Gillian Anderson is pretty good

Gillian does a remarkably-convincing British accent!

Unlike that cringeworthy moment-shattering 3rd-grade Hamlet production thing Tyrion does on Game of Thrones.

Posted by: the dwarfs are for the dwarfs! at February 20, 2015 10:42 PM (gj77x)

86 Damn autocorrect.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:42 PM (A7LEa)

87 Yeah I've noticed that too. They must have just gotten a deal with Lifetime's owners to put their stupid women beating movies on Netflix.
Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:40 PM (zt+N6)

Really? I seem to have missed these. Maybe I don't watch the right stuff?

Do they have 'no one would tell'? Because that movie is the best.

Posted by: Lea at February 20, 2015 10:42 PM (vmMMi)

88 Though I did get a chuckle out of pokes girl.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:42 PM (A7LEa)

89 That Tex is an awesome dog! I love that video! If I believed in reincarnation, I'd say he was an Olympic triathlete in a former life. (Bruce Jenner, behold your future.)

I've been avoiding AOSHQ and all news this past week. I had to take a break. From time to time, I become so enraged and disheartened by the Obama administration and the stinking libs that I just can't stand even reading about anything they've done or said for a while. I keep the TV off, don't look at blogs and just spend my evenings reading fiction or history. I finished "Day of the Jackal." Forsyth accomplished something amazing. You know right at the beginning the plot will fall because DeGaulle was not assassinated - but you still become engrossed in the story- my heart was pounding during the last chapter because I didn't know HOW the Jackal would fail.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 10:42 PM (+XMAD)

90 That Engadget article was ridiculously content free. Someone noticed x, and here are a couple of links about it.

The title claims they'll tell you how its done, and they never said.

Is it as simple as speeding things up 7.5%, or do they have to fiddle with audio pitch and other things to get it to look and sound right?

Are they dropping non key frames? What are the noticeable artifacts?

Eh, who am I kidding? Webzines are stupid.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (4aG2t)

91 Pookysgirl, hope you recover quickly!

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (81V/7)

92 Gillian does a remarkably-convincing British accent!

I would recommend Bleak House but they just took it down.

Posted by: HR trinkt Bier at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (ImIut)

93 Watching Greatest Hits of Psaki and Harf on YouTube is absolutely hysterical. Those two are f*cking morons.

Posted by: jmel at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (cfFqn)

94 mpfs, I'm waiting on House of Cards too. Great show.

Posted by: NCKate at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (RNq50)

95 HOOOORDE

I've got rum. And it's Friday. You know what that means?

Oh yeah....things are gonna get weird.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (e+1S5)

96 Holy crap. That's a lot of content

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:39 PM (YOPoU)


Navy beating Army once again...

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:44 PM (TEpA2)

97 Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015

How you feeling?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:44 PM (YOPoU)

98 I'm out fellow babies. I had a little too many cocktails last night helping my uncle celebrate his 77th birthday. He is something else.

Posted by: mpfs, Disgusted soon to be ex-Charger fan at February 20, 2015 10:45 PM (si/E8)

99 Broadchurch was excellent.

Posted by: NCKate at February 20, 2015 10:46 PM (RNq50)

100 Yeah I've noticed that too. They must have just gotten a deal with Lifetime's owners to put their stupid women beating movies on Netflix.
Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:40 PM (zt+N6)

Yeah, those Lifetime women seem to have a tendency to hook up with men who turn out to be psycho killers.
Of course, that's balanced out by Oxygen network that practically has 24 hours a day of "Snapped", which is women who snap and kill men, presumably because they're out of midol.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 10:46 PM (kGrwF)

101 I've got rum. And it's Friday. You know what that means?





Posted by: DC in River City at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (e+1S5)


You like to live dangerously in Kentucky?

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:46 PM (TEpA2)

102 "Jobs programs" for ISIS killers is about like "midnight basketball leagues" for gang killers. In both cases it reveals a massive lack of understanding on the part of the well-meaning liberals proposing the asinine solutions.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 10:46 PM (LxTSb)

103 Good night, mpfs!

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:47 PM (TEpA2)

104 89 Donna, I know what you mean. The Obama administration seems like they're just trolling us now.

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 10:47 PM (81V/7)

105 They are fuckin little Hitlers

If only!

Posted by: Hairy Reed at February 20, 2015 10:47 PM (FcR7P)

106 Goodnight, mpfs!

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 10:48 PM (81V/7)

107 My favorite lifetime movie of all time is one with Tiffany Thiessen (of course) where she plays a teenager who moves to this coastal town with her dad into a haunted house.

I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but I want to say the ghost posesses her or something. Somehow she gets led to a lighthouse, I know that happens.

Anyway, it turns out that the boy she's dating murdered a girl that looked just like her and the ghost teams up with her to kill him.

It was all very 90s fabulous with lots of cropped shirts and overalls.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 10:48 PM (MYCIw)

108 Am I the only one who loath NRO's new website redesign?

Posted by: The Undesigned Hat at February 20, 2015 10:48 PM (0Ew3K)

109 An adult nephew's puppy was biting my hand today. He was excited about being in a new environment and was only play biting (not really closing his jaws on my hand) but there are still a few faint scars still visible. He settled down finally and was fine for the next little while even while we were eating pizza. Lab and I think German shepherd mix but he looks almost entirely Lab. He's about twice as big now as when he first visited just after Christmas.
http://tinyurl.com/pjchcna

Posted by: andycanuck at February 20, 2015 10:48 PM (2KB+E)

110 Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:44 PM (TEpA2)

Rivalry night as well?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (YOPoU)

111
87 Yeah I've noticed that too. They must have just gotten a deal with Lifetime's owners to put their stupid women beating movies on Netflix. Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:40 PM (zt+N6) Really? I seem to have missed these. Maybe I don't watch the right stuff? Do they have 'no one would tell'? Because that movie is the best.
Posted by: Lea at February 20, 2015 10:42 PM (vmMMi)


I think they were in the "Popular on Netflix" category. Everytime I saw that stupid logo in the corner of the movie I hit the "not interested" button. They seem to be off now.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (zt+N6)

112 That Tex is an awesome dog! I love that video!

His technique on the slalom was amazing. Can that actually be taught or is he just a freaking genius dog?

Posted by: t-bird at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (FcR7P)

113 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:44 PM (YOPoU)

So - about a cheesehead meetup at Oneida in GB? Any weekend in March would work for me as long as there isn't a snowstorm. How about Sat. the 21st? Or the week before?

I thought I would stay at my sister's place near Door County, which is a 20-25 minute drive from GB. But I dunno, it might not be a great idea to drive after a moron meetup. I doubt rooms at Oneida are that expensive this time of year - cold and past football season.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (+XMAD)

114 Did you have a spiral fracture cause those are horrible?

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:41 PM (A7LEa)

Yes, it was..... epic. I freaked out several ER nurses and docs with the way my bones would shift around (and I wasn't passing out from it).

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (dCUzJ)

115 Unlike that cringeworthy moment-shattering 3rd-grade Hamlet production thing Tyrion does on Game of Thrones.

Whut.

Tyrion owns the scenes he's in on Game of Thrones. "I made the bald man cry..."

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 20, 2015 10:50 PM (AVEe1)

116 108 Am I the only one who loath NRO's new website redesign?
Posted by: The Undesigned Hat at February 20, 2015 10:48 PM (0Ew3K)

No, I hate it too.

Now get off my lawn.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 10:50 PM (+XMAD)

117 Posted by: DC in River City at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (e+1S5)

Enjoy a few extra drinks for me while you're at it.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 20, 2015 10:50 PM (R5HRU)

118 Yeah..., let me know when a robo-dog can top that...., and jump into the arms of it's owner.

*spits*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 10:51 PM (l1zOH)

119 Great thread CDR M. 1st class is so kickass, especially on the trips from atl to narita or atl to dubai. Real silverware, unlimited booze, and stretching out fully. However, many of the attendants are senior citizens. Like waay senior. Wtf.

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (pqOzY)

120 Am I the only one who loath NRO's new website redesign?
Posted by: The Undesigned Hat
-----------------

The NRO/cyber equivalent of New Coke.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (l1zOH)

121 Mis,
I'm feeling good doc took me off the Xeloda last week and all the side effects have mostly subsided. I was supposed to have pet scan today but due to the weather it's been rescheduled for next Friday. I hate waiting if it's spread beyond the bone I want to know and jump on it. How are the doggies liking this cold weather?

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (A7LEa)

122 The Westminster presented by People Who Fucking Hate Mangey-Ass Dogs is something I would watch.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (+4uXG)

123 Rivalry night as well?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (YOPoU)


Both teams need to show up.

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (TEpA2)

124 I'm sick of the Sprint commercial with the Narwhals.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:53 PM (zt+N6)

125 Posted by: andycanuck at February 20, 2015 10:48 PM (2KB+E)


Cute puppy!

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:53 PM (dCUzJ)

126 The spam of Lifetime movies hitting my suggestion box is making me lose my will to live.

If I hear that nasally, gamma male "Earth Justice, because the Earth needs a good lawyer." tagline on Hulu one more time, the TV is going on hiatus for a while.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 20, 2015 10:53 PM (4aG2t)

127 93 Watching Greatest Hits of Psaki and Harf on YouTube is absolutely hysterical. Those two are f*cking morons.
Posted by: jmel at February 20, 2015 10:43 PM (cfFqn)

I couldn't actually read the post before last about the White House putting out a twitter asking for suggestions on how to deal with "Naughty Extremists", or whatever it is they're calling Muslim Terrorists. It just upset me too much. But I wonder who is the juvenile twat who came up with that nifty idea. I just hope that they're being pounded with smart ass responses.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 10:53 PM (kGrwF)

128 Can that actually be taught or is he just a freaking genius dog?
Posted by: t-bird at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (FcR7P)

Border collies are the Einsteins of the dog world.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 10:53 PM (+XMAD)

129 >>>You like to live dangerously in Kentucky?

*whispers into mic*

The natives seem to prefer bourbon, but are surprisingly tolerant of other intoxicants. I believe the key to successful admission to the herd is having a wide variety of distilled liquor on hand.

One who preaches temperance or declares himself a "rev-noor" runs a very real risk of physical injury.

So far, my consumption of various intoxicants in very large quantities seems to have convinced them that I am of their tribe, and do not wish them any harm.

Being versed in firearms and their functionality further cements this opinion.

To date, Operation Getmethefuckoutofmaryland has been a remarkable success.

*clicks mic off*

Posted by: DC in River City at February 20, 2015 10:54 PM (e+1S5)

130 So, I've come down with my FOURTH illness this school year. I usually get one cold. Bleagh.

The only thing I've accomplished today is to identify the movie quotes from one of the adoptuskids.org radio ads. "Your ears aren't pointy." "I slept on them funny!" is from Box Trolls, a movie I never heard of.

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 10:54 PM (81V/7)

131 Nice videos of the flight deck! I miss military aviation and all the people in it.

'Sup freaky people! What are we drinkin?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 20, 2015 10:54 PM (60Vyp)

132 Tyrion owns the scenes he's in on Game of Thrones.

To each his own.

Posted by: Oi! Mate! Check out my New Jersey English accent! at February 20, 2015 10:54 PM (gj77x)

133 I was supposed to have pet scan today but due to the
weather it's been rescheduled for next Friday.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (A7LEa)

Hex is currently "scanning" the screen and sends comforting purrs your way!

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 10:55 PM (dCUzJ)

134 102 "Jobs programs" for ISIS killers is about like "midnight basketball leagues" for gang killers. In both cases it reveals a massive lack of understanding on the part of the well-meaning liberals proposing the asinine solutions.
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 10:46 PM (LxTSb)

Yeah, it they had any brains at all they'd solve these problems by having James Taylor sing some pussy pop song.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 10:55 PM (kGrwF)

135 "If I hear that nasally, gamma male "Earth Justice, because the Earth needs a good lawyer." tagline on Hulu one more time, the TV is going on hiatus for a while"

Oh, we mock that guy constantly. Exhibit A as to why women are giving up sex.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 10:55 PM (MYCIw)

136 Yeah..., let me know when a robo-dog can top that...., and jump into the arms of it's owner.

*spits*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 10:51 PM (l1zOH)


Posted by: Dyno-Mutt at February 20, 2015 10:56 PM (0Ew3K)

137 It should be noted that 80% of conservative/middle-of-the-road people who get cold-called by Dem-loving shitweasel pollsters hang up on them before answering stupid questions like these.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2015 10:19 PM

True story here.^
The questions are so slanted most of the time I quit.

Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2015 10:56 PM (o/90i)

138 DC,
That is too funny because it's so spot on. By the way we're honored to have you as a fellow Kentuckian.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:56 PM (A7LEa)

139 AllenG has opened a GoFundMe for his literary book efforts

http://www.gofundme.com/mtglvo

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 20, 2015 10:57 PM (OEWRk)

140 Awesome awesome ONT. Dog trial was amazing. What a dog

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 20, 2015 10:58 PM (zOTsN)

141 >>>Enjoy a few extra drinks for me while you're at it.

You not drinking? Please tell me it's not a Lent thingy. I'm already drinking Bannion's share, I don't know if my liver will tolerate yours as well.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 20, 2015 10:58 PM (e+1S5)

142 AllenG has a book?

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:58 PM (zt+N6)

143 That's got to be a lie. Just like that nasty rumor that he has a blog too.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 10:59 PM (zt+N6)

144 Can't read NRO at work anymore. Must be the web redesign I see.

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2015 10:59 PM (93D1V)

145 118 Yeah..., let me know when a robo-dog can top that...., and jump into the arms of it's owner.

*spits*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 10:51 PM (l1zOH)

Or give you a wet Willy. I give great wet Willies.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at February 20, 2015 10:59 PM (kGrwF)

146 Anyway, it turns out that the boy she's dating murdered a girl that looked just like her and the ghost teams up with her to kill him.
***
Oh that is fantastic! I need to find that one.

I've been listening to this podcast called 'how did this get made' that makes fun of bad movies so I watched several pretty bad movies but one of the ones I watched was a horror flick called 'sleep away camp' or something. It's free on YouTube and it's insane. I highly recommend it even if you just watch the beginning and skip to the end becaus it is so incredibly wtf.

Posted by: Lea at February 20, 2015 11:00 PM (vmMMi)

147 osted by: DC in River City at February 20, 2015 10:58 PM (e+1S5)

*sigh* Yeah. It's Lent. Plus I've never given up booze for Lent soooo.....yeah Lord give me strength.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 20, 2015 11:00 PM (R5HRU)

148 It should be noted that 80% of conservative/middle-of-the-road people who get cold-called by Dem-loving shitweasel pollsters hang up on them before answering stupid questions like these.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2015 10:19 PM (T1005)


Not here. After they ask if I would like to answer some questions, I ask them if they would like to lick my balls. I do this for the telemarketers that like to ignore the Do Not Call registry.

Since I started doing this, the calls to the house have dropped to nothing.

At Christmas I even had one of those "Windows Support" scammers almost crying that I had asked him to lick my balls, especially around Christmas and children.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2015 11:00 PM (+Fae7)

149 I need some good Netflix suggestions for tonight. The spam of Lifetime movies hitting my suggestion box is making me lose my will to live.

Posted by: I love Fridays Sexually at February 20, 2015 10:10 PM

A flick came on after Escape from New York last night, called "Below". It looked like it was gonna be a stupid movie that like most supernatural flicks in the last couple of decades, would find itself wadshot straight out of the gate with too much, too soon... no real suspense, just jump "scares"... etc, etc, etc. But it was pretty good. WW2 submarine thriller, directed by David Twohy. Yeah, it's kind of silly, but, it's handled well by Twohy who can tell a great tale with the most dubious of stories. It's got Nick Chinlund and Dexter Fletcher. Would recommend as a surprisingly good haunting flick that didn't get a look in when it was released.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 11:01 PM (tBSrv)

150 This is a very content-rich ONT. Well done, CDR M.

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2015 11:01 PM (sdi6R)

151 Before I take off for the night, my big problem with the NRO redesign is you see some posts on a blog, then have to wait for more to load, read 2 more, wait for 2 more to load...

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 11:01 PM (TEpA2)

152 113 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 10:44 PM (YOPoU)

So - about a cheesehead meetup at Oneida in GB? Any weekend in March would work for me as long as there isn't a snowstorm. How about Sat. the 21st? Or the week before?


Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 10:49 PM (+XMAD)

A cheese momee would be awesome. Do you know how to get ahold of Grammie Winger? Could put a notice on the yahoo group as well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:02 PM (YOPoU)

153 evening all.

Posted by: rich@gmu at February 20, 2015 11:02 PM (OjnNr)

154 From the nine military categories the academy forgot : 'minutes later the family house gets blown to smithereens by an air strike.'

That's not an air strike, that's an artillery barrage.

Posted by: Robert at February 20, 2015 11:02 PM (Wo9OY)

155 Scam warning: I've gotten two calls from some guy calling himself "Melvin" and telling me there is a very serious problem with my computer that he needs to fix. I looked up the situation, and he asks people to let him control their computer and then he changes passwords and steals information.

The second time he called, I said, "You called me last week, and I told you I didn't need any help from you." He assured me this was his first call to me. It was just so weird to have him lie like that when we both knew he was lying.

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM (81V/7)

156 evening all.

Posted by: rich@gmu at February 20, 2015 11:02 PM (OjnNr)


{{{Rich}}}

Gotta run. Stuff to do in the morning.


Good night, all!

Posted by: Vendette at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM (TEpA2)

157 Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 11:01 PM (tBSrv)

Have any Australian blogs you can recommend?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM (YOPoU)

158 >>>By the way we're honored to have you as a fellow Kentuckian.

The honor is all mine. Kinda nice to live in a free state, as opposed to the Free State*

*many restrictions apply, contact Weirddave or VIA for further details

Posted by: DC in River City at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (e+1S5)

159 152: I'm in for March. Anytime. Keep me posted.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (ucDmr)

160 Nite Vendette

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (YOPoU)

161 "Oh that is fantastic! I need to find that one.
"

I was curious if I could find it so I looked it up. It's called Buried Secrets and is on youtube. I'm pretty sure we could come up with a lifetime drinking game...even though I can't drink right now.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (MYCIw)

162 Has anyone heard from Aussie, I see where they're getting hit with 2 cyclones.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (A7LEa)

163
155 Scam warning: I've gotten two calls from some guy calling himself "Melvin" and telling me there is a very serious problem with my computer that he needs to fix. I looked up the situation, and he asks people to let him control their computer and then he changes passwords and steals information. The second time he called, I said, "You called me last week, and I told you I didn't need any help from you." He assured me this was his first call to me. It was just so weird to have him lie like that when we both knew he was lying.
Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM (81V/7)


If he calls again. Fuck with him. Claim to be doing it. Or that you don't own a computer. Or that you have a Mac.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (zt+N6)

164
159 152: I'm in for March. Anytime. Keep me posted.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (ucDmr)

Evening Chavez

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:05 PM (YOPoU)

165 Hello & good night, Vendette.
We are always missing each other here.

Posted by: Carol at February 20, 2015 11:05 PM (sj3Ax)

166 Have any Australian blogs you can recommend?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM


Unfortunately, I can't think of anything off the top of my head, MH.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 11:05 PM (tBSrv)

167 so, I was sitting on the couch, naked, eating peanut butter when a big spoonful dropped right in my crotch. And then the dog came up and...

Posted by: Joey Badtouch at February 20, 2015 11:06 PM (XlFLJ)

168 MINDY just ask him for his address so the po po can confirm


He will hang up on you

Posted by: Thunder B is Sick of This Shit at February 20, 2015 11:06 PM (zOTsN)

169 Bout to head out but I must note that Tyrion is NOT doing a bad English accent, he is doing an excellent westerosian accent! Using the dialect of wherever the hell casterly rock is.

Posted by: Lea at February 20, 2015 11:06 PM (vmMMi)

170 'Sup freaky people! What are we drinkin?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 20, 2015 10:54 PM (60Vyp)

I'm still on a hard cider kick. Crispin Imported Classic English dry cider - good but not quite as dry as the imported French stuff, which is as dry as brut champagne. I've come to prefer it to sweet cider though.

Hard cider was THE American drink until the Krauts arrived and started brewing beer. The Depression finished the industry off until recently because the apple growers could only sell eating apples or apple juice. The old American ciders were quite dry, like the Brit and frog ones. A lot of the ones on the market are sweet because Americans are now used to sweet apple juice.

Shit, Prohibition was a Progressive thing - and think of how many family businesses, breweries, whiskey distillers, wine-makers, etc. were killed by it. California wines started to get serious attention in the 1970's - they would have been great decades earlier if not for stupid Prohibition. The wine grape growers in this country had to start from scratch.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 11:07 PM (+XMAD)

171 If he calls again. Fuck with him. Claim to be doing it. Or that you don't own a computer. Or that you have a Mac.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (zt+N6)


I screwed with one of those scammers once.

Ended up with him shouting that he's call the authorities on me and that I was a sick f**k...

Posted by: Et tu, Hat? at February 20, 2015 11:07 PM (0Ew3K)

172 Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM (81V/7),

I don't answer calls if they're 800, blocked, or area codes where relatives don't live.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:08 PM (kGrwF)

173 You Wisky people enjoy the meet up. I'll salute you from MN.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 20, 2015 11:08 PM (R5HRU)

174 Just watched Gone Girl


I'd hit it


Then run and hide...

Run..

And hide...

Posted by: RWC - don't stick your dick in crazy at February 20, 2015 11:08 PM (HKu0W)

175 161 "Oh that is fantastic! I need to find that one.
"

I was curious if I could find it so I looked it up. It's called Buried Secrets and is on youtube. I'm pretty sure we could come up with a lifetime drinking game...even though I can't drink right now.
Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (MYCIw)

Thanks Lauren!

Posted by: Lea at February 20, 2015 11:08 PM (vmMMi)

176 Not here. After they ask if I would like to answer
some questions, I ask them if they would like to lick my balls. I do
this for the telemarketers that like to ignore the Do Not Call registry.





Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2015 11:00 PM (+Fae7)

If I wasn't such a polite person over the phone (I say "no, thank you" when the automation asks me if I want to participate in a survey), I would do my best Cartman "Suck my balls!" impression. I've been told it's spot-on.
http://youtu.be/bqlplW3iYB0

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 11:08 PM (dCUzJ)

177 Buzzion, the first time he called, I said I didn't have a computer. I don't like lying, but since I couldn't quite tell what he was trying to tell me (thick accent) I just said the first thing that popped into my head. Then he said he knew that I did and mentioned my husband's name, so I said he had the wrong number.

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 11:09 PM (81V/7)

178 Have any Australian blogs you can recommend?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM

Oh, there's a music blog from the golden age of Australian music that I check out often, but it's a rock n roll thing, not current events/politics etc.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 11:09 PM (tBSrv)

179 164:evening MH

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:09 PM (ucDmr)

180
171 If he calls again. Fuck with him. Claim to be doing it. Or that you don't own a computer. Or that you have a Mac. Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (zt+N6) I screwed with one of those scammers once. Ended up with him shouting that he's call the authorities on me and that I was a sick f**k...
Posted by: Et tu, Hat? at February 20, 2015 11:07 PM (0Ew3K)


If it were a female calling for the scam, I would fire up a porn. Turn up the volume, and well I think you get the idea.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 11:09 PM (zt+N6)

181 All right, I have been waiting for this all day so make it good.




Posted by: yankeefifth at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (gsfK5)

182 167 so, I was sitting on the couch, naked, eating peanut butter when a big spoonful dropped right in my crotch. And then the dog came up and...
Posted by: Joey Badtouch at February 20, 2015 11:06 PM (XlFLJ)

Submit that to Penthouse.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (kGrwF)

183 Have any Australian blogs you can recommend?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM


http://falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit/

Posted by: Hat down under at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (0Ew3K)

184 Wasn't crazy about Broadchurch, but an Amazon series called 'White Queen' was pretty good. Just got done w/ the 1st season.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (7RXcs)

185 Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (A7LEa)

Sounds like treatment is going well. Fingers crossed and prayers offered.

Dogs are well. Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (YOPoU)

186 Pooky's girl,
It will take time but you must take care of yourself or you can't take care of anyone else.

Posted by: Carol at February 20, 2015 11:11 PM (sj3Ax)

187 Nerdygirl, good idea. This scammer makes it look like the call is coming from Wisconsin, but it's really not.

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 11:11 PM (81V/7)

188 Do you know how to get ahold of Grammie Winger? Could put a notice on the yahoo group as well
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:02 PM (YOPoU)

I'll keep an eye out for Grammie Winger. Isn't she in Racine or Kenosha? Within reasonable driving distance of GB.

I set up an email in Yahoo groups eons ago - and then never used it. I don't remember what my damn password is anymore.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 11:11 PM (+XMAD)

189 Carol, making any progress on moving plans?

Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 11:11 PM (81V/7)

190 It would be great if bossybarbara could join us as well.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 11:12 PM (+XMAD)

191
The Fall with Gillian Anderson is pretty good



Gillian does a remarkably-convincing British accent!



Unlike that cringeworthy moment-shattering 3rd-grade Hamlet production thing Tyrion does on Game of Thrones.

Posted by: the dwarfs are for the dwarfs! at February 20, 2015 10:42 PM (gj77x)






If memory serves, the Limey accent is actually her natural speaking voice. She's Limey-American, and lives in Badteethland.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 20, 2015 11:12 PM (VB0Qs)

192 Mom gave up cursing TFG for Lent. Seriously.


Asked her how it was going.

Didn't last a half-hour.

Posted by: RWC - don't stick your dick in crazy at February 20, 2015 11:12 PM (HKu0W)

193 Posted by: Hat down under at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM

Oh yeah. "Crusader Rabbit". That's a good one. I was thinking of that one, but couldn't remember the name.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 11:13 PM (tBSrv)

194 Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 10:52 PM (A7LEa)


your saddle is tight where you left it, next to the big chair on Air Force One.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 20, 2015 11:13 PM (gsfK5)

195 184 Wasn't crazy about Broadchurch, but an Amazon series called 'White Queen' was pretty good. Just got done w/ the 1st season.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (7RXcs)

What's that about?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:13 PM (kGrwF)

196 That was a pretty good read on carrier ops. Now they need to call the ball on 102 and catch a trap on #3.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 20, 2015 11:14 PM (OEWRk)

197 Netflix: A campy watch is Lillyhammer. He might be a raging lefty but, the show is pretty engaging. Filmed in Norway. If you like The Sopranos, this is damn near as good.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:16 PM (ucDmr)

198 187 Nerdygirl, good idea. This scammer makes it look like the call is coming from Wisconsin, but it's really not.
Posted by: Mindy at February 20, 2015 11:11 PM (81V/7)

If you answer some of those calls at all, the number of times they call you shoots up. It's worse for my father's phone because they seem to target old people. I figure that if it turns out to be someone that really needs to reach me, they can leave voicemail.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:16 PM (kGrwF)

199 Posted by: Hat down under at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (0Ew3K)

Thanks Hat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:16 PM (YOPoU)

200 A good blog on politics and climate from Australia - http://joannenova.com.au/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 20, 2015 11:17 PM (OEWRk)

201 As I sit looking out at the f'ing freezing tundra, it gives me such comfort to know that catchers and pitchers have reported.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 11:17 PM (+XMAD)

202 It will take time but you must take care of yourself or you can't take care of anyone else.



Posted by: Carol at February 20, 2015 11:11 PM (sj3Ax)

Pooky has "suggested" that I only call my mother when the need arises in order to stave off the inevitable guilt trip. Most of the time I'm fine sitting at home on the couch, but sometimes the pictures I receive of Pookette are so adorable I just want to give her a hug.

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 11:18 PM (dCUzJ)

203 catchers and pitchers in San Francisco were reported? That's like reporting geese on a lake in northern Minnesota...

Posted by: Joey Badtouch at February 20, 2015 11:18 PM (XlFLJ)

204 it gives me such comfort to know that catchers and pitchers have reported.
Reporting for duty!!!

Posted by: president o'bumbles at February 20, 2015 11:18 PM (2KB+E)

205 I set up an email in Yahoo groups eons ago - and then never used it. I don't remember what my damn password is anymore.
Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 20, 2015 11:11 PM (+XMAD

I will try and remember the yahoo ace group. You can send me an email at setterguy2014 at the g mail thingy.
I'm also working the election desk Tuesday night. I know there are some cheese heads there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:18 PM (YOPoU)

206 mmmmmm, peanut butter.

Posted by: Toby at February 20, 2015 11:19 PM (1RLSg)

207 Do not own a windows machine, never had a call like that. Last call I got was from Charter. They will never call me again.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:19 PM (ucDmr)

208 162 Has anyone heard from Aussie, I see where they're getting hit with 2 cyclones.
Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 11:04 PM (A7LEa)


I don't think aussie's been here in weeks. I wonder what happened.

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2015 11:20 PM (sdi6R)

209 Y5,
That JEF should be so lucky to have me grace his presence.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 11:20 PM (A7LEa)

210 Mindy,
We have to go to central Texas in heat of summer. I'm also concerned about one hour per week, one day per week for my roses.
They can live but not thrive. One friend here told me Kentucky has virtually no regulations & almost always has good weather. The exception is this year & minus 22 degrees.

I blame the JEF. Mother Nature should be POd that a phony like he could say, and fool the idiots that he was going to stop oceans rising & all other bull he spouted & we are stuck paying for it.

Posted by: Carol at February 20, 2015 11:20 PM (sj3Ax)

211 I just placed a ONE MILLION DOLLAR bet on the Nationals winning the World Series this year.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (fLKzW)

212 What company is "Charter", Chavez?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (2KB+E)

213 What's that about?
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:13 PM (kGrwF)


loosely based on the 'War of Roses' period of English history, it's well done. Less tawdry and "supernatural" than Game of Thrones (though there is nudity & sexin's). If you have Amazon Prime, I believe you can watch for no charge. 10 episodes, roughly 45 min to 1hr. Just finished 1st season and am bummed I have to wait for more.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (7RXcs)

214 ...Do Not Call registry.

Since I started doing this, the calls to the house have dropped to nothing.
At Christmas I even had one Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2015

Do you have a # for that? My registration must have expired.

Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (o/90i)

215
Wasn't crazy about Broadchurch, but an Amazon series called 'White Queen' was pretty good. Just got done w/ the 1st season.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 20, 2015 11:10 PM (7RXcs)



What's that about?

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:13 PM (kGrwF)





Wars of the Roses. Pretty good series, originally a BBC thing. Typical of BBC productions, it was a one-off thing. Kind of hard to do another season when you kill everyone off.

The American version had a bunch of sex scenes added in, as I recall.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 20, 2015 11:22 PM (VB0Qs)

216 Was it a million-to-one bet, Trunk Monkey?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 20, 2015 11:22 PM (2KB+E)

217
207 Do not own a windows machine, never had a call like that. Last call I got was from Charter. They will never call me again.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February

No land line except for business phone. If I don't know you on cell caller ID I don't answer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:22 PM (YOPoU)

218 Pinch Paisley's air show pictures from 2014.

P-51D Mustangs, B-25J Mitchells, Lightning, Corsair, FM-2 Wildcat, Mosquito, and a bunch more.

http://instapinch.com/?p=3648

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM (OEWRk)

219 Carol,
We could blame DC and say he brought this weather with him from MAryland.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM (A7LEa)

220 212: Cable, Internet, phone, etc. they are as evil as Comcast. I cut their wires off my house when they would not remove them. Assholes.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM (ucDmr)

221 Do you have a # for that? My registration must have expired.
Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (o/90i)

*****

donotcall.gov. Register all cell and landlines there. Has to be redone every 5 years as it expires.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM (XrHO0)

222 "Most of the time I'm fine sitting at home on the couch, but sometimes the pictures I receive of Pookette are so adorable I just want to give her a hug"

Oh man, that would be so hard. 2 year olds are definitely a lot of work though, and not so good at the whole "be careful and don't jump on mommy" thing if you're trying to heal.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM (MYCIw)

223 There's too many actors from Hot Fuzz in Broadchurch. I was quoting it through the first episode. Female Cop: "What's all this *rolls eyes* about murder then?"

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 20, 2015 11:24 PM (+4uXG)

224 211 I just placed a ONE MILLION DOLLAR bet on the Nationals winning the World Series this year.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (fLKzW

SCOAMF personally picked them to go all the way as well.

Posted by: RWC - don't stick your dick in crazy at February 20, 2015 11:24 PM (HKu0W)

225 Snowing AGAIN in Knoxville. I hate everything.

Posted by: jmel at February 20, 2015 11:24 PM (hEKze)

226 @andycanuck,
I call that the "mad alligator" stage. Both labs and shepherds like to mouth your hand. I'd like to get a puppy but don't think my current dog wants to share us.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 20, 2015 11:25 PM (Lqy/e)

227 Pooky'sGirl.
Can't your mother bring Pookette for a visit?

Posted by: Carol at February 20, 2015 11:25 PM (sj3Ax)

228 224 211 I just placed a ONE MILLION DOLLAR bet on the Nationals winning the World Series this year.

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (fLKzW

SCOAMF personally picked them to go all the way as well.
Posted by: RWC - don't stick your dick in crazy at February 20, 2015 11:24 PM (HKu0W)

Well there goes your wealth TM. King Shit has f*cked that pick

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:26 PM (YOPoU)

229 Broadchurch did a bit too much of 'this episode we will make you suspect this person, then we'll absolve that person and shame on you for suspecting that person in the first place'. Good actors, poor writing IMO.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 20, 2015 11:27 PM (7RXcs)

230
225 Snowing AGAIN in Knoxville. I hate everything.
Posted by: jmel at February 20, 2015 11:24 PM (hEKze)

Suck it up buttercup.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:27 PM (YOPoU)

231 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568871766401028097

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568872362432598017

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568872884317200384

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568873283740807168

Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2015 11:28 PM (GrXXa)

232 MH: Would not have a land line except for wife's mom. She will not call a cell phone. One of these days, malfunction of lines. If you know what I mean.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:28 PM (ucDmr)

233 I've been getting a lot of cold calls lately from some Indian boiler-room. Something about electric rates or solar power or some bullshit.

My takeaway from all of them is, how the hell do those scammers ever make any money?

First of all, the call center dudes all have incredibly heavy accents and poor English comprehension, plus they're using some kind of stupid voice-activated mike so there's a lag between saying something and them shutting up like the call center is on the goddamned Moon or something. About half our conversation is me saying "what was that?" And I have relatively good hearing and an ear for accents. How are the poor old people they're trying to defraud ever going to understand them?

And second, they fucking ARGUE with me. I had one last year claiming to be from the "Vhwinndows Companny" who make the computer system. I asked him if he meant Microsoft (you know, the makers of goddamned Windows) and he starts arguing with me that the company is called "Windows" not Microsoft. Huh? If you're a scammer, indulge your mark for Christ's sake -- or, if the mark obviously knows something, cut the call and move to the next one on the list!

It's maddening! I'm getting called by scammers and they're not even doing a good job of defrauding me! It's like I have to do their work for them.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 11:28 PM (LxTSb)

234 Have any Australian blogs you can recommend?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:03 PM

Tim Blair



Posted by: The Truth, the whole Truth etc. at February 20, 2015 11:29 PM (6jKOp)

235 "Saving Private Ryan" lost to "Shakespeare in Love," Oscar-wise.


I'm sure someone has already pointed that out.


Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at February 20, 2015 11:29 PM (yxw0r)

236 If I don't know you on cell caller ID I don't answer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:22 PM (YOPoU)


This.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 20, 2015 11:29 PM (8zCR+)

237 225
Snowing AGAIN in Knoxville. I hate everything.

Posted by: jmel at February 20, 2015 11:24 PM (hEKze)


Have you ever met Null there? We had lunch at the Northshore Brasserie a while back when I was visiting my aunt.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2015 11:30 PM (T1005)

238 I don't think aussie's been here in weeks. I wonder what happened.
Posted by: rickl
---------------

Hasn't posted since late December.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:30 PM (l1zOH)

239 Is White Queen a one-off? Crap, I had a pretty serious crush on the Queen Elizabeth 1 actress. Beautiful lady, and her hair was always done up pretty.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 20, 2015 11:31 PM (7RXcs)

240 Off a French FB page, what its like to be on the deck of a US carrier prepping a Hornet for launch doing final checks. This might go well with CDR M's post.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=887712454578187

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 20, 2015 11:31 PM (OEWRk)

241 And, yes, God is letting New England know exactly how he feels about people voting for Elizabeth Warren. We're due to get another six inches of Divine Wrath tomorrow, followed by rain and then subzero temperatures. It's going to be a goddamned skating rink from the Berkshires to the sea.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (LxTSb)

242 Yeah, notsothoreau, it was obvious he wasn't biting out of anger or fear so I figured it was practice-biting play. I'm going to buy a chew/tug-of-war rope toy to have ready for any future visit.

What breed is your current dog?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (2KB+E)

243 Snow - good.
Anything that extends the delay of yard work.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (l1zOH)

244 donotcall.gov. Register all cell and landlines there. Has to be redone every 5 years as it expires.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM

TY, mine had expired. One of those things on a long list I need to deal with, I'll do it right now.

BBL

Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2015 11:33 PM (o/90i)

245 Well, goodnight, all. If those Indian dudes call you, tell them I said hi.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 11:33 PM (LxTSb)

246 not so good at the whole "be careful and don't jump on mommy" thing if you're trying to heal. Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM (MYCIw)

Two weeks ago, she came for a visit for several hours. The first time she touched my foot, I gently told her that no, that hurts Mommy. She looked at me, horrified, and ran screaming and crying to her grandma. Eventually she calmed down, never touched my leg again, and figured out how to climb into my lap to give me kisses. But yeah, you're right-one wrong move and 25 pounds of toddler could undo all of my surgeon's hard work.

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 11:34 PM (dCUzJ)

247 "She looked at me, horrified, and ran screaming and crying to her grandma. "

Oh, that's so sad. Stupid stairs!

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2015 11:36 PM (MYCIw)

248 I though Broadchurch was too plodding too although I watched all of it when it was on PBS. (And nothing against the acting.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 20, 2015 11:36 PM (2KB+E)

249 Snow - good.

Anything that extends the delay of yard work.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (l1zOH)


Heh, never thought of it that way, but yard work stops from November to April.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 20, 2015 11:37 PM (8zCR+)

250 Hasn't posted since late December.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:30 PM (l1zOH

Could have swore she was here after New Years. Or perhaps she posted NYE.

Posted by: RWC - #ObamaLovesRWC at February 20, 2015 11:37 PM (HKu0W)

251 TY, mine had expired. One of those things on a long list I need to deal with, I'll do it right now.

BBL
Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2015 11:33 PM (o/90i)

******

You're welcome. Just reupped mine as well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 20, 2015 11:37 PM (3F6F8)

252 >>And, yes, God is letting New England know exactly how he feels about people voting for Elizabeth Warren. We're due to get another six inches of Divine Wrath tomorrow, followed by rain and then subzero temperatures. It's going to be a goddamned skating rink from the Berkshires to the sea.Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (LxTSb)<<<

Would that be the sea of the western coastline, near Springfield?

Posted by: Lieawatha, what knows MA geography at February 20, 2015 11:37 PM (u9UUM)

253 243 Snow - good.
Anything that extends the delay of yard work.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (l1zOH)

Rather use my lawn mower than my snow blower. But, that's just me Mr. Hammer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:38 PM (YOPoU)

254 Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (7RXcs)

Thanks

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:38 PM (kGrwF)

255 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 20, 2015 11:39 PM (UVfht)

256 Oh, there's a music blog from the golden age of
Australian music that I check out often, but it's a rock n roll thing,
not current events/politics etc.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 11:09 PM (tBSrv)


Search for Joanne Nova's blog. Lot's of global warming skeptic stuff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2015 11:39 PM (Jh0nR)

257 Young girl, get out of my mind...

Posted by: Uncle Joe Busyhands at February 20, 2015 11:39 PM (Dwehj)

258 AoP my post #200

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 20, 2015 11:39 PM (OEWRk)

259
241 And, yes, God is letting New England know exactly how he feels about people voting for Elizabeth Warren. We're due to get another six inches of Divine Wrath tomorrow, followed by rain and then subzero temperatures. It's going to be a goddamned skating rink from the Berkshires to the sea.
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (LxTSb)


God's vengeance for Belichick's deal with the devil to win another Super Bowl.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

260 Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2015 11:40 PM (zt+N6)


Hahah!

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 20, 2015 11:42 PM (R5HRU)

261 God is just getting around to paying back the Northeast for those fucking Kennedys.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:42 PM (ucDmr)

262 214 ...Do Not Call registry.

Since I started doing this, the calls to the house have dropped to nothing.
At Christmas I even had one Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2015

There are some real scammers who ignore it. They don't care that you are on it. If you ask for their information so you can report them, they give you fake info. If you press "1" to be taken off their call list, they call you even more. One of these is "Heather from credit services." They're out and out crooks.

With legitimate businesses, if you tell them to stop calling, they stop, because they don't want to waste time on people who are a definite "no". Also, legitimate businesses respect the "Do not call" list.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:43 PM (kGrwF)

263 221 Do you have a # for that? My registration must have expired.
Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2015 11:21 PM (o/90i)

*****

donotcall.gov. Register all cell and landlines there. Has to be redone every 5 years as it expires.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 20, 2015 11:23 PM (XrHO0)


It was a great idea that got hijacked by the fucknuts in Congress with all the waivers in it.

Charities are exempt from it
Pollsters are exempt from it
Politicians are exempt from it
PACs are exempt from it
Foreign phone lines are exempt from it

Telemarketers now have changed their tactics by asking an "opinion question" first, then hitting you with a hard sell.

I also found out that you have to tell them "put me on your do not call list" to be put on that list. If you say "stop calling", "don't call me anymore" or anything else, they can just keep going but saying "pmoydncl" stops them right then and there.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2015 11:43 PM (+Fae7)

264 Search for Joanne Nova's blog. Lot's of global warming skeptic stuff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2015 11:39 PM

Oh, right. I've heard of that one via WUWT. I think I've been there once or twice, can't recall. Will check it out specifically though. Thanks.

Posted by: otho at February 20, 2015 11:43 PM (tBSrv)

265
AoP my post #200


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 20, 2015 11:39 PM (OEWRk)


Playing catch-up, I am.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2015 11:44 PM (Jh0nR)

266 261 God is just getting around to paying back the Northeast for those fucking Kennedys.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:42 PM (ucDmr)

Wouldn't mind if Chris Dodd spent an eternity gnashing his teeth either

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:44 PM (YOPoU)

267 God's a funny guy

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568994561613303808

Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2015 11:44 PM (GrXXa)

268 Okay..., someone else is going to have to verify this.., but I can't find *any* posts by aussie..., ever.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:45 PM (l1zOH)

269 Yes, Carol, Pookette has visited me one time so far. I'm hoping to see her again for my birthday in a few weeks if the doctor hasn't approved of me taking care of her. The daily pictures that I get are nice and make me feel like I at least know what she's doing (and how many cookies she's conning out of her grandmas).

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 11:46 PM (dCUzJ)

270 Ask them for a number where you can call them back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:46 PM (l1zOH)

271 God is just getting around to paying back the Northeast for those fucking Kennedys.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 20, 2015 11:42 PM (ucDmr)
***********
Boy ahhhh ain't that the truth. My Bruthas and I ahhhhhh fucked anything that ahhhhhhh wasn't nailed down.

Posted by: Zombie JFK at February 20, 2015 11:47 PM (fLKzW)

272 Err...ah...

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at February 20, 2015 11:48 PM (Dwehj)

273 Mmm. Good chowdah!

Posted by: zombie bobby kennedy at February 20, 2015 11:49 PM (2KB+E)

274 267 God's a funny guy

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568994561613303808
Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2015 11:44 PM (GrXXa

How's that new graphite fishing rod going to work?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2015 11:49 PM (YOPoU)

275 ...time for a Hot Toddy before I have to get back on my head.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at February 20, 2015 11:49 PM (Dwehj)

276 Err...ah...
Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at February 20, 2015 11:48 PM (Dwehj)
***********
You ahhhhhh shut your whore mouth

Posted by: Zombie JFK at February 20, 2015 11:49 PM (fLKzW)

277 How's that new graphite fishing rod going to work?

You'll be shocked at what you catch.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 20, 2015 11:51 PM (UVfht)

278 267
God's a funny guy



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568994561613303808



Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2015 11:44 PM (GrXXa)


That is pretty funny....no matter what the fish think.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2015 11:53 PM (T1005)

279 Okay..., someone else is going to have to verify this.., but I can't find *any* posts by aussie..., ever.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:45 PM (l1zOH)

We switched over to a new comment site not that long ago, and that might affect searching. It used to be "minx.cc:1080 post blah deblah" and now it's "acecomments.mu.nu post blue de bloo".

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 20, 2015 11:53 PM (dCUzJ)

280 Charter is a cable company. I used to work there before they outsourced their tech support.

I once had a guy ask me to read him titles of pay for view. And had several other interesting pay for view discussions like the guy that racked up $150 in charges for soft porn and told me he couldn't pay it cause he made minimum wage. And the mom that insisted she hadn't watches any pay for view and the only person home then was her teenaged son. He couldn't have possibly done it.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 20, 2015 11:55 PM (Lqy/e)

281 Question: Did you every watch Seinfield?

Ans: No

Wut?

Posted by: Clive Coptic, professional skeptic at February 20, 2015 11:56 PM (5cHnl)

282 It's maddening! I'm getting called by scammers and they're not even doing a good job of defrauding me! It's like I have to do their work for them.
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 11:28 PM (LxTSb)

Well, if we just raised the minimum wage paid to scammers, we'd get better quality scammers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:58 PM (kGrwF)

283 I found a comment from aussie from 28NOV14's ONT

her hash at the time was "U+r+e"

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 20, 2015 11:58 PM (4gN5w)

284 Young girl, get out of my mind...

Posted by: Uncle Joe Busyhands at February 20, 2015 11:39 PM (Dwehj)


A little Joe Biden mood music:

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

Posted by: The vacuum in Joe Biden's head at February 21, 2015 12:00 AM (0Ew3K)

285 We switched over to a new comment site not that long ago, and that might affect searching. It used to be "minx.cc:1080 post blah deblah" and now it's "acecomments.mu.nu post blue de bloo".
Posted by: pookysgirl
----------------

Okay..., found a few comments from Dec. 14.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:00 AM (l1zOH)

286 243 Snow - good.
Anything that extends the delay of yard work.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2015 11:32 PM (l1zOH)


Exactly. I love winter. It's cold, uncomfortable, and inconvenient at times, but it's a welcome respite from regular yard work.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

287 God's a funny guy

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/568994561613303808

Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2015 11:44 PM (GrXXa)


Tell me about it...

Posted by: Job at February 21, 2015 12:00 AM (0Ew3K)

288 found a comment from aussie from 28NOV14's ONT her hash at the time was "U+r+e"

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 20, 2015 11:58 PM

Huh. I thought I'd chatted with her more recently than that, but maybe that's right?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 12:00 AM (tBSrv)

289 I have a golden/springer cross. I love them and wish I could raise them. They get into trouble like a springer and then feel sorry they were caught, like a golden. And Loretta, while not a hunting dog, is hell on rats. 38 killed in 6 years.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 21, 2015 12:01 AM (Lqy/e)

290 " I thought I'd chatted with her more recently than that, but maybe that's right?"



Yeah, me too. I was thinking Christmas time but I guess I was off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:03 AM (as+cO)

291 her hash at the time was "U+r+e"
Posted by: AltonJackson
------------------------

Later, "qHP+t"
... and why do I feel like I'm prying into someone else's business?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:03 AM (l1zOH)

292 Huh. I thought I'd chatted with her more recently than that, but maybe that's right?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 12:00 AM


Right. See Hammer's comment above.

I just went to the archives in the sidebar & started looking in Nov.'14

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 21, 2015 12:03 AM (4gN5w)

293 It's maddening! I'm getting called by scammers and they're not even doing a good job of defrauding me! It's like I have to do their work for them.
Posted by: Trimegistus at February 20, 2015 11:28 PM (LxTSb)


There are some real scammers who ignore it. They don't care that you are on it. If you ask for their information so you can report them, they give you fake info. If you press "1" to be taken off their call list, they call you even more. One of these is "Heather from credit services." They're out and out crooks.

With legitimate businesses, if you tell them to stop calling, they stop, because they don't want to waste time on people who are a definite "no". Also, legitimate businesses respect the "Do not call" list.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2015 11:43 PM (kGrwF)



The real scammers are the ones that you fuck with. The "Windows Support" guys are the best ones to do this with. I figure the longer that I keep them on the line, the less time they have to try to scam those who don't understand that it's a scam.

As for why they do the scam, if you get a MagicJack, you are in business for about $50, plus $250 for a laptop, you are in for $300. If they can get just 4 people a day to download their spyware for $25, they are making over $36K a year.

It's kind of like the "grandchild" scam. Scammers get an email address that is close to the name of someone's grand kid and sends them an email saying they need $500-$1000 for some emergency and please send it asap via Western Union. Grandma/Grandpa feels that they must do it for their poor grandchild and do it. If you are successful once a day doing that, big money. Last week at Kroger and at 7-11 I saw two seniors in talking to the clerks about how to get their money back and were told that there was nothing they could do. Sad.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 12:04 AM (+Fae7)

294 283 I found a comment from aussie from 28NOV14's ONT

her hash at the time was "U+r+e" Posted by: AltonJackson at February 20, 2015 11:58 PM (4gN5w)

Oh no, some stupid tweens kidnapped Aussie! They're trying to send us a ransom note! U R E...... what? We are e......xceptionally effed? Well, yeah, but where'd you take Aussie?!

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:04 AM (dCUzJ)

295 Posted by: aussie at December 20, 2014 08:06 AM (qHP+t)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:04 AM (l1zOH)

296 It appears the state of WI will become a right to work state next week. Special session called while they are in session. Doesn't look like the dems can flee the state like rabid rats. Walker not crazy about it.mbut will sign it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:04 AM (YOPoU)

297 The last time I remember Aussie commenting was just after the terrorist that shot up the mall there. December I think.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 21, 2015 12:04 AM (A7LEa)

298 There's a golden retriever (or an English setter?) across the street from us and he just loves to play in the snow. He'll bite at the snow being shovelled into the air by his mistress; he runs up and down the big snow piles where the snowplow dumps the street's snow; and chases snowballs tossed by a granddaughter (I'm assuming) and then is surprised when he can't find the snowballs once they've landed in the snow no matter how hard he digs for them. Really cute. I've even seen him being friendly with the mailman.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2015 12:05 AM (2KB+E)

299 Right. See Hammer's comment above. I just went to the archives in the sidebar started looking in Nov.'14

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 21, 2015 12:03 AM


Oh, ok. Like Ricardo, I'm thinking around christmas/NY. Maybe very early jan?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 12:06 AM (tBSrv)

300 If you made a cross between Wallace, Grommit, and that penguin you would get the dog at the top of the page.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 21, 2015 12:06 AM (+4uXG)

301 I got an email from a friend 'in Scotland', who I had seen that same day. Seems he had some problem and needed money.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:07 AM (l1zOH)

302 280 Charter is a cable company. I used to work there before they outsourced their tech support.

I once had a guy ask me to read him titles of pay for view. And had several other interesting pay for view discussions like the guy that racked up $150 in charges for soft porn and told me he couldn't pay it cause he made minimum wage. And the mom that insisted she hadn't watches any pay for view and the only person home then was her teenaged son. He couldn't have possibly done it.
Posted by: notsothoreau at February 20, 2015 11:55 PM (Lqy/e)



You should have asked the mother to check her son's socks, they would have told a whole other story.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 12:07 AM (+Fae7)

303 297 The last time I remember Aussie commenting was just after the terrorist that shot up the mall there. December I think.
Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle

That's my recollection

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:08 AM (YOPoU)

304 It appears the state of WI will become a right to work state next week. Special session called while they are in session. Doesn't look like the dems can flee the state like rabid rats. Walker not crazy about it.mbut will sign it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:04 AM (YOPoU)

*****

The Extended Stay hotels in IL will certainly miss the Fleebaggers cash.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:08 AM (cIoI4)

305 300
If you made a cross between Wallace, Grommit, and that penguin you would get the dog at the top of the page.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 21, 2015 12:06 AM (+4uXG)


Are we really sure that's a dog? I'm thinking maybe some sort of weasel.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 12:08 AM (T1005)

306 You should have asked the mother to check her son's socks, they would have told a whole other story.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 12:07 AM (+Fae7)

Or asked her if they were suddenly and inexplicably always out of Kleenex.

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:09 AM (dCUzJ)

307 Come to think of it, maybe aussie might have been pixybanned. That happened to me once. I think it lasted for a few weeks.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 12:11 AM (sdi6R)

308 Or asked her if they were suddenly and inexplicably always out of Kleenex.
Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:09 AM (dCUzJ)

*****

Sure, that and lotion consumption.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:11 AM (cIoI4)

309 The Extended Stay hotels in IL will certainly miss the Fleebaggers cash.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty


Cash that was/is going to be extracted from the public coffers.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 12:11 AM (DMJw2)

310 OK, I'm out

tomorrow night we can discuss the upcoming S.E.Michigan MoMe

g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 21, 2015 12:12 AM (4gN5w)

311 "I got an email from a friend 'in Scotland', who I had seen that same day. Seems he had some problem and needed money."


A local guy on the radio here says that he actually fell for that one. They were using the name of someone he was friends with in college and they apparently had a lot of details. He sent the money, then came to his senses, and, managed to stop it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:12 AM (as+cO)

312 I had a disagreement with CenturyLink over whether they received my check or not, and then dropped the service for another service that had to run a new fiber-optic to my house and took a month to do it.
My phone was offline for that amount of time with the "this phone is out of service" message.
My spam calls went WAY down when I had the phone switched back on.

I am thinking of disconnecting myself once a year from now on.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 12:14 AM (t//F+)

313 301 I got an email from a friend 'in Scotland', who I had seen that same day. Seems he had some problem and needed money.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:07 AM (l1zOH)

Long story short we had serious financial,problems 6-7 years ago.,out of the blue 2 months ago a firm called all 3 daughters cell phones, wife's cell phone but not mine. Collecting a debt if not paid by western express by 5 a warrant would be sworn out for wife's arrest. I called them and pissed them off where they hung up. my wife is still here. They were smooth, slick & pretty professional

I blame the Internet for a lot of this shit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:14 AM (YOPoU)

314 "A local guy on the radio here says that he actually fell for that one. They were using the name of someone he was friends with in college and they apparently had a lot of details. He sent the money, then came to his senses, and, managed to stop it. "

My poor 90 year old grandpa fell for something similar a few years before he died.

Someone called claiming to be my cousin saying that he and his wife were stranded in Canada and needed $1000 to fix their car to get home. He sent the money. My mom got home from work and about died when he told her the story.

He was never able to get the money back. Makes me angry again just thinking about it.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 12:15 AM (MYCIw)

315 If you made a cross between Wallace, Grommit, and that penguin you would get the dog at the top of the page.
Posted by: Bourbon
-----------------

I'd like to meet that dog. Looks cool.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:15 AM (l1zOH)

316 310 OK, I'm out

tomorrow night we can discuss the upcoming S.E.Michigan MoMe

g'night, 'rons
Posted by: AltonJackson at February

Just come to the Wis one AJ

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:16 AM (YOPoU)

317 Finishing Breitbart.

Do we have ANYONE that could fill his shoes???

Posted by: RWC - #ObamaLovesRWC at February 21, 2015 12:16 AM (HKu0W)

318 Cash that was/is going to be extracted from the public coffers.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 12:11 AM (DMJw2)

*****
Well, sure, if you are going to get all logical and stuff.

Anyhoo, what's the real difference anymore? Wheeeee.....!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:16 AM (XrHO0)

319 235 "Saving Private Ryan" lost to "Shakespeare in Love," Oscar-wise.

I thought the first 20 minutes of saving Private Ryan was some of the most powerful footage I've ever seen.

After that? Well, like Mark Steyn pointed out, it's a self-absorbed Boomer rendering of the Greatest Generation. They had to find Private Ryan so "one good thing would come out of this war?" (I'm paraphrasing the Tom Hanks character.) Steyn said, "Well, I guess defeating the Nazis wasn't enough. It wouldn't have been worth it if they hadn't saved Pvt. Ryan."

That bothered me at the time too.
So I wasn't that sad to see it lose to "Shakespeare in Love."

"Band of Brothers" IMO is the best war movie about the European theatre.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 12:17 AM (+XMAD)

320 Okay..., found a few comments from Dec. 14.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:00 AM (l1zOH)
********
What year? Remember we are talking Australia. Nothing is the same there....

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 21, 2015 12:18 AM (fLKzW)

321

Or asked her if they were suddenly and inexplicably always out of Kleenex.
Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:09 AM (dCUzJ)

Mom, where's the Jurgins Lotion?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:18 AM (YOPoU)

322 I talk to people all the time that fall for the Microsoft scam. If they call us first, I point out that there's no way Microsoft would monitor their computer for problems.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 21, 2015 12:18 AM (Lqy/e)

323 I track the word bourbon to remember what I said in the thread. Someone mentions just bourbon every single night. And that's why I love you guys.

I used to shop for booze in Newport when I lived in Cincinnati.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 21, 2015 12:18 AM (+4uXG)

324 298 There's a golden retriever (or an English setter?)

they've landed in the snow no matter how hard he digs for them. Really cute. I've even seen him being friendly with the mailman.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2015 12:05 AM (2KB+E)



Probably a Golden. I've got 2 and they lurve the snow. Absolutely. Love. It. They go out to go to the bathroom, and then come in covered in snow. When I am shoveling the snow, they are jumping in the piles.

A couple of years ago, the Mrs wanted me to take a picture of the house with everything snow covered. So I walked out with camera in hand to do so with one of the Goldens behind me. By the time I got to the street, the Golden had turned the pristine snow in front of the house into something that looked like a classroom full of kids had trudged through the yard.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 12:19 AM (+Fae7)

325 "Now, for a bit of humor, here are 9 military categories the Oscars forgot."

Holy shit, I clicked that link and discovered from the article there that there was a movie made and released last year called "Camp X-Ray" starring Kristen Stewart as a military guard at Guantanamo Bay who has her emotional shell cracked by a totally innocent, lovable and sympathetic Muslim dude cruelly imprisoned by the evil US because Evil and Racism and Colonialism 'n' Stuff.

I immediately crossed Kristen Stewart off every list she might have been on in my cultural archives, and practically projectile vomited across the room - - but then to my joy I saw this info at wikipedia:

Budget $1 million
Box office $60,581

"The film opened on October 17, showing in one theater in New York City. The film grossed $1,316. The film expanded to three screens in its second week and posted an increase of 134% of $3,480. As of November 9, the film has grossed $9,837. The film also debuted on video on demand and rose to #12 in overall releases on iTunes. "Camp X-Ray" grossed $50,744 in the United Arab Emirates.

"On February 6, 2014, IFC Films announced their acquisition of the North American rights to the film.[6] Shooting Stars LLC acquired the rights to distribute the film in the United Arab Emirates. EDGE Entertainment will distribute Camp X-Ray in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.[7] The film will also be distributed in Lebanon and Iraq with an October 30, 2014 release date."

So basically, the film made essentially zero dollars in the US, so they'll show it to America-hating audiences overseas, and try to recoup the money that way.

Go choke and die, filmmakers.

This endless parade of anti-American propaganda crap indie films would be infuriating if they weren't such money-losers and failures.

Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:19 AM (K4YiS)

326
Forget the Canadian sniper check out the Finnish sniper
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hayha.html

Posted by: renrutle at February 21, 2015 12:20 AM (VN3pT)

327 Wheeeee~!

@DannyNis 8h
#ISIS destroys Anbar's oldest mosque.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 12:20 AM (DMJw2)

328 Nite guys I'm out.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman looking for my saddle at February 21, 2015 12:21 AM (A7LEa)

329 This endless parade of anti-American propaganda crap indie films would be infuriating if they weren't such money-losers and failures.

Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:19 AM (K4YiS)


On the flip side, they keep on getting made despite being such box office losers....

Posted by: The Box Office Hat at February 21, 2015 12:22 AM (0Ew3K)

330 "DannyNis 8h
#ISIS destroys Anbar's oldest mosque."

Making friends and influencing people.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 12:22 AM (MYCIw)

331 @DannyNis 8h
#ISIS destroys Anbar's oldest mosque.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 12:20 AM (DMJw2)

******

If these guys aren't careful, a very strongly worded tweet along with a totally devastating hash tag are going to be coming their way From State Department.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:23 AM (3F6F8)

332 317 Finishing Breitbart.

Do we have ANYONE that could fill his shoes???
Posted by: RWC - #ObamaLovesRWC at February

Serious? Perhaps,Ace

He's funny & smart on his blog. We never see him he's stuck in his ewok cave

Gregg Gutfield

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:24 AM (YOPoU)

333 "#ISIS destroys Anbar's oldest mosque."


I wonder why the Hell you would do that?

Accident?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:24 AM (as+cO)

334 Goodnight, all! Have a good weekend!

Posted by: Mindy at February 21, 2015 12:25 AM (81V/7)

335 I got rid of my landline 2 years ago. What I miss about it - it was good for when I couldn't find my cell phone. I'd call from the landline and hear my cell ringing - in my bathrobe pocket or between the sofa cushions or something.

I left my cell at work a few weeks ago and didn't know that until after I had looked all over at home for my cell. So landlines still have their uses.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 12:26 AM (+XMAD)

336 zombie - Here's one for you, 'Fair Game', which portrays Valerie Plame as a victim of the vicious Bush/Cheney cabal.

Production cost: $50 million, though I have NO idea how they could spend that.

Box office net - $11.5 million.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:26 AM (l1zOH)

337 331

And then it will by God Psuck to be them.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:27 AM (cIoI4)

338 ISIS destroys Anbar's oldest mosque.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 12:20 AM (DMJw2)

Oh, that's just lovely. It's not good enough to make the place into a sharia slum, they have to destroy stuff from their own faith too.

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:27 AM (dCUzJ)

339 330 "DannyNis 8h
#ISIS destroys Anbar's oldest mosque."

Making friends and influencing people.
Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 12:22 AM (MYCIw)

#ISWelomeWagon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:27 AM (YOPoU)

340 Greg Gutfield is Ace's mild-mannered alter-ewok.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 21, 2015 12:27 AM (+4uXG)

341 This endless parade of anti-American propaganda crap indie films would be infuriating if they weren't such money-losers and failures.

Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:19 AM (K4YiS)

On the flip side, they keep on getting made despite being such box office losers....
Posted by: The Box Office Hat


As Hat knows, part of the reason is that H-wood has long since tapped out domestic funding for production. They've had to expand to international sources of funds; ie suckers to fund the 'latest and greatest.'

Spielberg and co. had to go to India 5 years ago to keep Dreamworks alive.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 12:27 AM (DMJw2)

342 Box office net - $11.5 million.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
----------
Sorry..., that is Gross, not 'net'. Heh.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:28 AM (l1zOH)

343 MH - Stay warm

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:29 AM (l1zOH)

344 On the flip side, they keep on getting made despite being such box office losers....
Posted by: The Box Office Hat


This has been the pattern going on for decades, now:

The studios make robot/explosion/CGI blockbusters to rake in the big $$$ from teenage boys, and then take those profits to fund money-losing anti-American propaganda films, which they know ahead of time will never earn back their budgets.

It's confusing when you look at each half of the studio equation, but when you look at them together, it goes like this:

The ultimate goal is to brainwash everyone into anti-American leftist narratives, but in order to do that you need a lot of $$$ -- so they swallow their pride and produce non-political but profitable films for the very purpose of generating funding for the propaganda films which they know are not financially viable on their own.

The hilarious side effect is that more people are counter-brainwashed to love guns and the military (well, the outer-space future military at least) by the paint-by-numbers blockbusters, while basically nobody ever watches the vanity-release anti-American crap flicks.

So the Hollywood leftists have malevolent intentions, but reality fucks with them and they end up failing at their own game.

Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:31 AM (K4YiS)

345

Serious? Perhaps,Ace

He's funny & smart on his blog. We never see him he's stuck in his ewok cave

Gregg Gutfield
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:24 AM (YOPoU

Ace kicks ass in the blogosphere and on Twitter. Gutfeld kicks ass on Fox.

Breitbart walked straight into it and had fun.

*sorry, just watching this and missing him. Hope Rudy's comments puts some steel in some spines. Fight back against these worthless hacks.

Posted by: RWC - #ObamaLovesRWC at February 21, 2015 12:32 AM (HKu0W)

346 >>>DannyNis 8h#ISIS destroys Anbar's oldest mosque.<<<


#BringBackOurBuildings

Posted by: Psaki and Harf, The Legion of Dumb at February 21, 2015 12:32 AM (u9UUM)

347 Production cost: $50 million, though I have NO idea how they could spend that.



Box office net - $11.5 million.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:26 AM (l1zOH)

Sounds like the hoped for sales figures for Springtime for Hitler.

Wonder if it is the same scam? I know the uber-libs lurv them some hollywood exposure, and tend to have the cash on hand to indulge in "making their mark" on the culture.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 12:33 AM (t//F+)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 12:33 AM (t//F+)

349 This isnt so much a phone scammer story, but shortly after going into business I started to get unsolicited calls from a salesman repping products in my industry. I have no idea how this guy got my number, or even knew I was a mark.


The calls started out as soft sells but quickly got hostile when the voice on the other end realized I was just stringing him along and wasn't going to buy anything.


Then the death threats started. He knew where I lived, and my family. He was going to hunt us all down. This went on for a year or so and then stopped. Never heard from him again.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (8zCR+)

350 Awesome save, Kindletot...

Posted by: The Barrel at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (XrHO0)

351 "Spielberg and co. had to go to India 5 years ago to keep Dreamworks alive."


I remember reading last year or before that Hollywood was reaching a critical stage. The big budget flops were killing them. The theory then was that H'wood would shift to fewer budget-busters to producing more economical films in larger number to spread the risk around. Smaller budget films becoming a hit and over-generating were a better hedge than big productions that sucked a studio dry.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (as+cO)

352 I left my cell at work a few weeks ago and didn't
know that until after I had looked all over at home for my cell. So
landlines still have their uses.

Posted by: Donna at February 21, 2015 12:26 AM (+XMAD)

When I broke my leg, I managed to get to my phone before nearly passing out from shock. Normally my purse is near the stairs, but of course I'd put it in the dining room the night before, making me hop through an extra room and a hallway.
I am not allowed to be more than a foot away from my phone anymore, and Pooky even found an old Minnesota Twins fanny pack for me to wear to the bathroom. I'm so fashionable!

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (dCUzJ)

353 Donna is trying to organize a WI Scott Walker Skull of Thrones type meet-up.

She's at the AoS Yahoo group with info and details.

Here's her post from the Yahoo group:

"Hi - this is Donna &&&&&&V.

Calling all cheesehead Morons and 'ettes for a meeting at Oneida in GB in March (how about March 21 - before Easter, after football season and while rooms should be cheap at Oneida? Hopefully, we won't have a snowstorm that weekend although you never know.)

I'd love to meet some fellow members of the Horde! Minnesota and Illinois Morons are welcome too - please wear any Vikings and Bears gear you may have, as it will entertain
the rest of us."

Winsonsin people and neighboring states, get a hold of Donna and her &&&&&

Posted by: L, Elle pimping for Donna&&&&V at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (2x3L+)

354 it was good for when I couldn't find my cell phone. I'd call from the landline and hear my cell ringing - in my bathrobe pocket or between the sofa cushions or something.

========
I keep a couple of burn cell phones and sometimes i use them to find my regular cell phone.
I recommend meeping a burn phone. They're handy.

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 21, 2015 12:35 AM (pqOzY)

355
343 MH - Stay warm
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February

You too my friend. More cold stuff on the way

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:35 AM (YOPoU)

356 "Then the death threats started. He knew where I lived, and my family. He
was going to hunt us all down. This went on for a year or so and then
stopped. Never heard from him again."



That's one Hell of a selling technique.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:36 AM (as+cO)

357 336 zombie - Here's one for you, 'Fair Game', which portrays Valerie Plame as a victim of the vicious Bush/Cheney cabal.

Production cost: $50 million, though I have NO idea how they could spend that.

Box office net - $11.5 million.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,


Yet another in an extremely long list of similar films. The whole system really ramped up post Bush's 2000 victory, after which it became like a factory system pumping out about 5 - 10 outrageous and dishonest and Marxist hatefests per year, 99% of which lost money overall.

I refuse to even name them. Bye bye down the toilet bowl of history.

Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:36 AM (K4YiS)

358
It's confusing when you look at each half of the studio equation, but when you look at them together, it goes like this:

The ultimate goal is to brainwash everyone into anti-American leftist narratives, but in order to do that you need a lot of $$$ ...

So the Hollywood leftists have malevolent intentions, but reality fucks with them and they end up failing at their own game.
Posted by: zombie


Which is why any coordination isn't really that coordinated, imho.

I still labor under the opinion that world-wide conspiracies can't work; the Left in the US is just as disorganized, and the Left is just as prone to stupid as the Right is.

Yes, The Left has had a remarkable string of successes in the last few, but things like national 'health' insurance are 100-year old ideas. Old, tried, just now goal-line wins.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 12:37 AM (DMJw2)

359 So the Hollywood leftists have malevolent intentions, but reality fucks with them and they end up failing at their own game.

Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:31 AM (K4YiS)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Eo4-oyejk

Posted by: The Rotten Hat at February 21, 2015 12:37 AM (0Ew3K)

360 That's one Hell of a selling technique.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:36 AM (as+cO)

******

ABC Baby!

Posted by: Ben Afleck at February 21, 2015 12:39 AM (3F6F8)

361 Then the death threats started. He knew where I lived, and my family. He was going to hunt us all down. This went on for a year or so and then stopped. Never heard from him again.
Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 12:34

My favorite line is bring it mutha fu*ker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:39 AM (YOPoU)

362 Wismomee fun now gotta get a doggy sitter. I think one of the girls who live nearby could fill in

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:40 AM (YOPoU)

363 That's one Hell of a selling technique.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:36 AM (as+cO)


Yeah, surprise surprise he never got a dime of sales from me.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (8zCR+)

364 it was good for when I couldn't find my cell phone. I'd call from the landline and hear my cell ringing - in my bathrobe pocket or between the sofa cushions or something.
------------

I'm among friends, right?
*Tonight*, I could find my cellphone, so called from the land line. I felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket...., where I had my hand.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (l1zOH)

365 "We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends, "Obama said "

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 12:42 AM (MYCIw)

366 197
Netflix: A campy watch is Lillyhammer

I'm pretty sure "lillyhammer" was O'Reilly's word of the day sometime last week. I distinctly remember hearing him say "and don't be a lillyhammer when writing to the factor."

Posted by: Anachronda at February 21, 2015 12:42 AM (o78gS)

367 *..could *not* find...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:42 AM (l1zOH)

368 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:40 AM (YOPoU)

Just sent you an email,MH.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 12:42 AM (+XMAD)

369 My favorite line is bring it mutha fu*ker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:39 AM (YOPoU)


That was my response, in so many words.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 12:43 AM (8zCR+)

370 I blame the Internet for a lot of this shit

I don't. Now the internet may be the cause that certain types of scams have cropped up, and that you are getting contact. Because the scammers need to target more people. There are now websites dedicated to reporting phone numbers as scammers. So its like its always been, but you hear about it more because you hear about the people getting scammed in California and New York even while you're sitting there in Wisconsin. You would probably have never heard of them being scammed without the internet. And there would be no real way for you to know that a certain number is a scammer when they call you.

Posted by: buzzion at February 21, 2015 12:43 AM (zt+N6)

371 364
it was good for when I couldn't find my cell phone. I'd call from the
landline and hear my cell ringing - in my bathrobe pocket or between the
sofa cushions or something.

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



I'm among friends, right?

*Tonight*, I could find my cellphone, so called from the land line. I
felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket...., where I had my
hand.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (l1zOH)


I thought that only your cat did that.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 12:43 AM (T1005)

372 "Obama said "



No shit. I missed this. What's it from?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:43 AM (as+cO)

373 dArtist you around

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:44 AM (YOPoU)

374
------------

I'm among friends, right?
*Tonight*, I could find my cellphone, so called from the land line. I felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket...., where I had my hand.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (l1zOH)

Wait, what?

Posted by: RWC - #ObamaLovesRWC at February 21, 2015 12:44 AM (HKu0W)

375 Donna is trying to organize a WI Scott Walker Skull of Thrones type meet-up.



I'd go, but I have two very big problems:

1. We live in Nebraska, so it's too far away

2. I only have Pooky to carry me on my Skull Throne palanquin, which puts me three slaves-er, valued staff short of a proper entourage

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:44 AM (dCUzJ)

376 I'm among friends, right?
*Tonight*, I could find my cellphone, so called from the land line. I felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket...., where I had my hand.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (l1zOH)

******

I applaud your courage in admitting that Sir. I am not sure if I could or would have done so.

*Golf clap*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:45 AM (3F6F8)

377 I'm among friends, right?

You misspelled fiends.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2015 12:45 AM (W5DcG)

378 There are are a couple of telephone scams going on in the Denver metro area right now. One is someone calling to say that they are with the Sheriffs dept. claiming that you missed jury duty and now have a warrant, but you can pay x amount and the charges will be dropped. The other is claiming to be from the IRS and there is a warrant, but if you pay x amount, they'll drop the charges. Seems to mostly target the elderly. But if you think about that, the elderly pay their property taxes and most likely be selected for jury duty. But still scummy scammer thieves.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 12:46 AM (AxABj)

379 Evening.

Just got home from work. I'm toast.

Good night.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 12:46 AM (I+3Lg)

380 " I
felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket"


Did you call it again? And again?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:47 AM (as+cO)

381 Wait, what?
Posted by: RWC
----------------
Meh. I was 'certain' that I had taken my phone and wallet out of my trousers and put them down somewhere. Actually, I *had* taken my wallet out. So I'm looking around for the damn phone, can't find it. So, I go to the landline, dial my cell, and slip my hand in my pocket just in time to feel the vibrator and hear the ring.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (l1zOH)

382 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (l1zOH)

Mike, last summer, I drove to work and ransacked my office trying to find my cell phone. Not there. It had fallen out of my purse and was underneath the passenger seat of my car. And it drove me nuts for over 24 hours because I couldn't find the stupid thing.

Gee, remember once upon a time when you were not accessible outside of work and home and it didn't bother you in the slightest? Now, you have to have the f'ing cell with you 24/7 because - crap what if an IMPORTANT CALL comes in and you can't answer it?

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (+XMAD)

383 "What's it from"

Link in sig

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (MYCIw)

384 &&V at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (2x3L+)

I'm innocent

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (YOPoU)

385 The other is claiming to be from the IRS and there
is a warrant, but if you pay x amount, they'll drop the charges.


Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 12:46 AM (AxABj)

Okay, given what we've learned in the past few years, are you sure it's a scam and not official government policy?

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (dCUzJ)

386 If someone calls you and says they have a warrant tell them to come and take yourself.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (W5DcG)

387 Eating Salami.

Is that racist?

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (HKu0W)

388 "Good night."


Hello and goodbye, Bill. Sorry about work.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:49 AM (as+cO)

389 Good nite morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 21, 2015 12:49 AM (YOPoU)

390 Eating Salami.

Is that racist?
Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (HKu0W)

******

Baloney.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (cIoI4)

391 Meh. I was 'certain' that I had taken my phone and wallet out of my trousers and put them down somewhere. Actually, I *had* taken my wallet out. So I'm looking around for the damn phone, can't find it. So, I go to the landline, dial my cell, and slip my hand in my pocket just in time to feel the vibrator and hear the ring.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:48 AM (l1zOH

TMI brother. T. M. I.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (HKu0W)

392 I applaud your courage in admitting that Sir. I am not sure if I could or would have done so.

*Golf clap*
Posted by: ManWithNoParty
------------------

As I grow older, I enjoy telling these stories about myself. Humility is good for the soul, they say. I'm a little uncertain about the line between humility and humiliation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (l1zOH)

393 Check drudge. Guiliani trolling the troller in chief. Hard. Right up the squeak hole

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (zOTsN)

394 312 I had a disagreement with CenturyLink over whether they received my check or not, and then dropped the service for another service that had to run a new fiber-optic to my house and took a month to do it.
My phone was offline for that amount of time with the "this phone is out of service" message.
My spam calls went WAY down when I had the phone switched back on.

I am thinking of disconnecting myself once a year from now on.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 12:14 AM (t//F+)


There used to be a device called the "Telezapper" that would emit the "number out of service" tone that the phone company used to use, and it worked like a charm. We had one for a couple of years before the DNC registry, and the phone calls dropped dramatically.

Just looked it up on Amazon, and it appears that the telemarketers new equipment doesn't fall for it any more.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (+Fae7)

395 Hello and goodbye, Bill. Sorry about work.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill

Too tired to even pour a drink. Later.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (I+3Lg)

396 Posted by: pookysgirl

I am quite sorry you can't attend the Green Bay meetup. I am sure I would enjoy your company, based on your comments.

They really need to start cracking on that Star Trek transporter room. I could use a weekend in San Diego right now.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 12:51 AM (+XMAD)

397 Wait -- you people answer the phone????

I haven't answered a phone in at least 6 years.

For real.

If you are someone I know with a valid reason to call me, leave a message and I will call back. (Or not, if I choose to not communicate with you.)

Everyone else -- scammers, spammers, marketers, whatever -- have their phone numbers added to my "call block" list.

By now, doing this for years and years, the number of spammy calls I get has dropped to basically zero. Maybe once or twice a week one will leak through, at most. Usually none per week.

Ahhhhhhhh. Peace and quiet.

Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:51 AM (K4YiS)

398 Night MH.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:51 AM (l1zOH)

399 Baloney.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (cIoI4)

Infidel.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:51 AM (HKu0W)

400 "
Eating Salami.



Is that racist?"



What color is the salami?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:51 AM (as+cO)

401 Any Charlotte, NC morons here?

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:52 AM (HKu0W)

402 I am thinking of disconnecting myself

That sounds like something you'd see on Zombietime.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2015 12:52 AM (W5DcG)

403 Hasta, MH

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:52 AM (as+cO)

404 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (l1zOH)

My mother has early alzheimer's so when stuff goes missing it tends to cause worry for all of us.

But we had something like that happen. She was looking for her car keys, and I watched her empty every pocket of her purse. No keys. Look around the house. No Keys. Check the purse again. No keys. While she looked around the house a second time, I checked every pocket of the now empty purse. Twice. Nothing. So we're standing in the kitchen trying to guess where else she might have left them and my brother walks in, looks around the room while we're talking, checks the purse and finds them in the pocket she always keeps them in.

I blame wormholes.

Posted by: Methos at February 21, 2015 12:53 AM (A6vWB)

405 400 "
Eating Salami.



Is that racist?"



What color is the salami?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:51 AM (as+cO)

Pinky white

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:53 AM (HKu0W)

406 RWC - I'm up the road a bit. Nip Sip is the only Charlottean I am aware of.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:53 AM (l1zOH)

407 Always been a fan of John Carpenter's music too, CDR M.

Hadn't heard that one yet...so thanks!
It reminds me of the score he did for 'Big Trouble In Little China'.

There's something not right about that doggie face picture.
At first I thought it was a dog puppet.
But it's not a puppet, is it, it's just weird.

Posted by: wheatie at February 21, 2015 12:54 AM (IAZFm)

408 As I grow older, I enjoy telling these stories about myself. Humility is good for the soul, they say. I'm a little uncertain about the line between humility and humiliation.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (l1zOH)

*****

You are talking to a guy who has looked for his glasses frantically while wearing them, so Ima gonna go with somewhere in between.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:54 AM (XrHO0)

409 The other is claiming to be from the IRS and there is a warrant, but if
you pay x amount, they'll drop the charges. Seems to mostly target the
elderly.


I can see where people would confuse the scammer with the actual IRS.

Posted by: Methos at February 21, 2015 12:56 AM (A6vWB)

410 I love Golden Retrievers so damn much. They're the best dogs. I lost Baxter 5 years ago and he was the greatest dog ever.

Sweet-natured, loyal and beautiful - that is not a combo that occurs often in human beings but that's the rule with Goldens.

I've always wondered why "dog" became a mean slang term for ugly girls. Dogs are frequently very beautiful animals. And I've never known a canine bitch to be as godawful as human bitches can be. The dogs got a bad rap and can't defend themselves.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 12:57 AM (+XMAD)

411 #163

Tell him you're running your own Linux distro that you recompile about once a week for your latest tweaks to the code base.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 12:57 AM (IdCqF)

412 Just looked it up on Amazon, and it appears that the telemarketers new equipment doesn't fall for it any more.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 12:50 AM (+Fae7)

*****

This needs to be an App, not a device. Hmmm...*wheels turning*....this may be available at ITunes and Google play soon.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:57 AM (cIoI4)

413 RWC, I'm in Charlotte too. Miss Manners is also, if I'm remembering correctly.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (RNq50)

414 My mother has early alzheimer's so when stuff goes missing it tends to cause worry for all of us.
Posted by: Methos at February 21, 2015 12:53 AM (A6vWB)


Appreciate her while you can.
My mom died from that 2.5 years ago.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (W5DcG)

415 401
Any Charlotte, NC morons here?

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:52 AM (HKu0W)


How's the weather in Charlotte?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (T1005)

416 Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:54 AM (XrHO0)

I'm nearly blind without mine. I sat on them two days ago while looking for them. Thank goodness for flex titanium frames!

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (dCUzJ)

417
406 RWC - I'm up the road a bit. Nip Sip is the only Charlottean I am aware of.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:53 AM (l1zOH

I thought the horde was 99.1 percent NC based.

Kidding, but it sometimes seems that way. NC may be getting a Commonwealth of VA transplant soon.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (HKu0W)

418 "Pinky white"



Hmmmmmm.




You just might be.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:59 AM (as+cO)

419 400 "
Eating Salami.
Is that racist?"

Sexist!! Sexist!!

You should be eating clams!

Posted by: Insane feminist at February 21, 2015 12:59 AM (+XMAD)

420 404
But
we had something like that happen. She was looking for her car keys,
and I watched her empty every pocket of her purse. No keys. Look around
the house. No Keys.


Losing car keys WITH HER MIND!! is one of Mrs. Chronda's mutant superpowers.

When we moved out here to California, we rented a truck to move some of our stuff. After we had unloaded the truck, she was sitting in the passenger seat of our car with the truck keys in one hand and the rental agreement in the other. She opened the rental agreement to make certain we had written down the mileage and *boom* the keys were gone.

It took half an hour of tearing the car apart to find them. They were jammed in the seat railing under the passenger seat. Took a while to get them out.

The other mutant superpowers that I've identified are A) being able to spend all the cash in my wallet TO THE PENNY without ever known how much I had in there to begin with and B) whenever she calls me at work, I'm in the bathroom.

Not exactly Dr. Xavier material, but a mutant nonetheless.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 21, 2015 12:59 AM (o78gS)

421 413 RWC, I'm in Charlotte too. Miss Manners is also, if I'm remembering correctly.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (RNq50)

Whereabouts. Looking to go to Gastonia.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:00 AM (HKu0W)

422 IRS and the Sheriffs dept will not call you. You would get a notice in the mail or a process server at the door.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 01:01 AM (AxABj)

423 I'm among friends, right?

*Tonight*, I could find my cellphone, so called from the land line. I
felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket...., where I had my
hand.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 12:41 AM (l1zOH)


A friend of mine couldn't find his cell phone one time at a party we were at. I called his number and the garbage can started ringing. He figured he tossed the cell phone in the garbage instead of an empty beer bottle.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 21, 2015 01:01 AM (FMbng)

424 RWC, I'm in Charlotte too. Miss Manners is also, if I'm remembering correctly.
Posted by: NCKate
---------------

I had no idea...., and yet we haven't managed a NCMomee.

I am a Charlotte native, btw, though not there now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:03 AM (l1zOH)

425 I thought the horde was 99.1 percent NC based.



Kidding, but it sometimes seems that way. NC may be getting a Commonwealth of VA transplant soon.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (HKu0W)


A map of where the horde is from would be interesting.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 01:03 AM (8zCR+)

426 410...I've always wondered why "dog" became a mean slang term for ugly girls. Dogs are frequently very beautiful animals. And I've never known a canine bitch to be as godawful as human bitches can be. The dogs got a bad rap and can't defend themselves.

Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 12:57 AM (+XMAD)

----------

So true, Donna.

I love dogs.
Dogs are proof that God loves us.

And anyone who abuses a dog should have the same abuse visited upon them a hundred times over.

Posted by: wheatie at February 21, 2015 01:04 AM (IAZFm)

427 "Appreciate her while you can.

My mom died from that 2.5 years ago."



Sorry, Meth, Bert.

My dad has just began this journey. He's reasonably okay but I sit here tonight staying with him as my brothers/sisters/uncles, etc. all do now. As he slowly slips beneath the waters I use the time to glean as many answers as I can while he's clear and cogent.

Talk about what you can, laugh about what you can.......and wonder about how things turned upside so quick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:04 AM (as+cO)

428 He figured he tossed the cell phone in the garbage instead of an empty beer bottle.
Posted by: Berserker
-------------

Did he check his pockets for an empty?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:04 AM (l1zOH)

429 I'm nearly blind without mine. I sat on them two days ago while looking for them. Thank goodness for flex titanium frames!
Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (dCUzJ)

******

I can identify, although I am glad you missed the part about frantically searching for them while I was wearing them .

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 01:04 AM (XrHO0)

430 Appreciate her while you can.

Absolutely.

Seen how it goes a couple of times now.

Posted by: Methos at February 21, 2015 01:05 AM (A6vWB)

431 RWC, South Park.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 01:05 AM (RNq50)

432 Yeah, we've all heard that "I can't find my phone so I called it" trick a thousand times. You have it in your pocket and you call it repeatedly, over and over and over to infinity and beyond!
Now tell us another one....hehehe.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 01:05 AM (AxABj)

433 And anyone who abuses a dog should have the same abuse visited upon them a hundred times over.
Posted by: wheatie
-------------

You mean, rather than enjoying the status of highly-paid celebrity jock?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:05 AM (l1zOH)

434 I used to have registered Golden's and Springers. I really love Golden's too. But these springer crosses are interesting. I had one that used to collect things. I'd be on the couch in our Airstream and find a potato, several buttons and a stick. It was her stash. She'd snip the buttons off your clothes and not tear the fabric. And she was a fishing dog, also taught one of the Golden's to fish. She'd stand in the water, and wait until these little fish would come up and nibble on her back leg. Then she'd turn around and snag them.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 21, 2015 01:06 AM (Lqy/e)

435 "My mother has early alzheimer's so when stuff goes missing it tends to cause worry for all of us."

Methos, my mother died of cancer when she was 62. But her 3 brothers lived longer and all 3 died of Alzheimers so every time I walk into a room and can't remember what I was looking for there - I worry a bit. My mother died before she developed the disease but it clearly runs in her family. I don't know what's worse - my mother was diagnosed with cancer at 62 and died within 6 months - that was devastating. I was only 25 when she died and it was painful.

My uncles lived into their 80's - but they couldn't rmember their earlier lives. One had been a minor league pitcher, the other two were WWII Navy men - and that disappeared. Sometimes I think cancer is better - you die in pain, but you remember who you were.

Posted by: Insane feminist at February 21, 2015 01:06 AM (+XMAD)

436 364I'm among friends, right?

*Tonight*, I could find my cellphone, so called from the land line. I
felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket...., where I had my
hand.


When my phone rings when it's on vibrate, I just have a kind of confused "why are my pants vibrating?" moment. Then about half an hour later I'll go "oh, yeah! cell phone!"

Posted by: Anachronda at February 21, 2015 01:07 AM (o78gS)

437 421
413 RWC, I'm in Charlotte too. Miss Manners is also, if I'm remembering correctly.



Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 12:58 AM (RNq50)



Whereabouts. Looking to go to Gastonia.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:00 AM (HKu0W)


Making the quilting pilgrimage to Mary Jo's? The fiancee visits every time she goes to NC.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:07 AM (T1005)

438 Or eat one and become president

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 21, 2015 01:07 AM (zOTsN)

439 " A) being able to spend all the cash in my wallet TO THE PENNY without ever known how much I had in there to begin with"



Me thinks you already have some idea about this.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:07 AM (as+cO)

440 431 RWC, South Park.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 01:05 AM (RNq50)

Que?

Gastonia? I'll admit it's a throwback town. It's weird visiting there.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:08 AM (HKu0W)

441
Making the quilting pilgrimage to Mary Jo's? The fiancee visits every time she goes to NC.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:07 AM (T1005)

Is Cthulhu my cuz?

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:10 AM (HKu0W)

442 " I
felt the ringing and vibration..., in my pocket"

Did you call it again? And again?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 12:47 AM (as+cO)


http://bit.ly/1vRm6m4

Posted by: IDK, your BFF Jill? at February 21, 2015 01:10 AM (0Ew3K)

443 Goodnight Morons! Maybe someday we'll get stationed close to a MoMee hotspot.....

Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 01:10 AM (dCUzJ)

444 I live in South Park which is south of uptown charlotte. South central, I guess.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 01:11 AM (RNq50)

445 G'night pooky

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:11 AM (l1zOH)

446 #336

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=fairgame10.htm

Says there production costs were only #33 million and it pulled a bit over $25 million globally. So, add in marketing and other costs, and it lost money but a trivial amount as such things go when you're trying to establish your progressive bona fides.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 01:12 AM (IdCqF)

447 " Sometimes I think cancer is better - you die in pain, but you remember who you were."



Had these exact same confabs with friends and family. Mom died at 60 of cancer but totally aware mentally. Failing body, healthy mind. Dad approaching 80 with failing mind, but healthy body.

Heh. Tough one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:12 AM (as+cO)

448 433 And anyone who abuses a dog should have the same abuse visited upon them a hundred times over.
Posted by: wheatie

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

You mean, rather than enjoying the status of highly-paid celebrity jock?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:05 AM (l1zOH)

-----------

Yes.
Fuck Michael Vick. He should suffer the same abuse he did to those poor dogs...repeatedly.

Posted by: wheatie at February 21, 2015 01:13 AM (IAZFm)

449 IRS and the Sheriffs dept will not call you. You would get a notice in the mail or a process server at the door.
Posted by: Old Blue at February 21, 2015 01:01 AM (AxABj)


Some state taxing authorities will call as a last attempt to get a resolution or set up a payment plan prior to garnishing.
If you have any question, ask for a number to call back. If the agent is in any way rude or inappropriate get a name and an agent number and raise Hell when you call back.

I have thrown the wireless into the dryer on pollsters, after telling them pointedly that I need them to stay on the phone for a minute.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2015 01:13 AM (t//F+)

450 Posted by: notsothoreau at February 21, 2015 01:06 AM (Lqy/e)

Springers are wonderful dogs. We had a Springer, Pepper, when I was a teenager who taught herself to ring the front doorbell when she wanted to come in. You'd see her head pop up in the bay window and 5 seconds later she'd run to the front door and jump up on the doorbell. Nobody taught her that.

My sister's inlaws bought her sister, Misty. They would bring Misty for visits. The two of them would get so excited when they saw each other they would pee standing up on the driveway. Then they would run around the house together about 20 times. One would usually grab the other one's ear as they were running. It reminded me of little girls holding hands - a dog holding her sister's ear in her mouth!

Posted by: Insane feminist at February 21, 2015 01:13 AM (+XMAD)

451
Goodnight Morons! Maybe someday we'll get stationed close to a MoMee hotspot.....


Posted by: pookysgirl is supposed to be resting at February 21, 2015 01:10 AM (dCUzJ)


Or we'll just meet in the camps.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 01:14 AM (8zCR+)

452 441


Making the quilting pilgrimage to Mary Jo's? The fiancee visits every time she goes to NC.



Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:07 AM (T1005)



Is Cthulhu my cuz?

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:10 AM (HKu0W)


Could be....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:14 AM (T1005)

453 444 I live in South Park which is south of uptown charlotte. South central, I guess.
Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 01:11 AM (RNq50

Apologies if needed. I don't know the layout of Charlotte/NC.

I love the state. Just trying to see who is kinda local.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:15 AM (HKu0W)

454 If someone calls you and says they have a warrant tell them to come and take yourself.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


What if you're out of commas?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 01:16 AM (DMJw2)

455 Posted by: zombie at February 21, 2015 12:51 AM (K4YiS)

Funny - I've rarely gotten spammed. I answer my phone because it's normally someone I know.

Posted by: Insane feminist at February 21, 2015 01:17 AM (+XMAD)

456 Or we'll just meet in the camps.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 01:14 AM (8zCR+)

*******

I already called Shotgun on the upper bunk next to the window. Challenge: Val-U-Rite. Response: Hobo.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 01:17 AM (cIoI4)

457 Creepiest new development has to be the telemarketing voice response robots which are sophisticated enough to deny being robots when asked. I haven't run across one yet but apparently they're out there.

I did once have to bite my tongue so hard it hurt for two days, after a friend gave a human telemarketer a note-perfect clinical paranoid rant about The Conspiracy.

Stayed in character flawlessly, worked in chemtrails and Nazis and JFK and faked moon landings and the "Face On Mars", kept it going for half an hour, while I just died over in the corner, working so hard not to laugh out loud and wreck his beautiful spiel.

Finally the telemarketer hung up and my buddy turned to me and calmly picked up our previous conversation where it had been interrupted, as though nothing had ever happened. What a gift.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 01:17 AM (noWW6)

458 "What if you're out of commas?"


Nobody runs out of commas.


,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:19 AM (as+cO)

459 Tons of Carolinas morons here. I don't know much about Gastonia or Gaston county.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 01:19 AM (RNq50)

460 My sister's inlaws bought her sister, Misty. They would bring Misty for visits. The two of them would get so excited when they saw each other they would pee standing up on the driveway. Then they would run around the house together about 20 times. One would usually grab the other one's ear as they were running. It reminded me of little girls holding hands - a dog holding her sister's ear in her mouth!

Posted by: Insane feminist at February 21, 2015 01:13 AM (+XMAD)


d'awww

Posted by: The d'awwwing Hat at February 21, 2015 01:20 AM (0Ew3K)

461 Creepiest new development has to be the telemarketing voice response robots which are sophisticated enough to deny being robots when asked. I haven't run across one yet but apparently they're out there.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2015 01:17 AM (noWW6)


Poseurs.

Posted by: Johnny Cab at February 21, 2015 01:20 AM (0Ew3K)

462 I haven't run across one yet but apparently they're out there.
---------------

Dave? What are you doing Dave?

Posted by: HAL at February 21, 2015 01:22 AM (l1zOH)

463 Alright horde....

Sitting in the same position for 10 years where everything is same old same old.

Can go to NC for a gal that I love. (Answered my own question)

Leaving my friends behind, but...

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:22 AM (HKu0W)

464 459
Tons of Carolinas morons here. I don't know much about Gastonia or Gaston county.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 01:19 AM (RNq50)


I wish I were a Carolina moron.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:22 AM (T1005)

465
Then the death threats started. He knew where I lived, and my family. He was going to hunt us all down. This went on for a year or so and then stopped. Never heard from him again.
Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (8zCR+)


One Friday night as the wife and I were getting ready to go out for dinner, there is a knock on our door, after I open the door, the guy asks if I know who he is, I say "no", he then proceeds to tell me that he sold the company that I was part owner in some products, and he wanted me to give him a check right then and there. The company in question had gone out of business a couple of years earlier, and I had no idea what we had bought from him and told him to leave. Needless to say, the Mrs was freaked out that he decided to show up at someone's house to do that.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 01:23 AM (+Fae7)

466 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:19 AM (as+cO)

Commas are as common as dirt.

Ampersands on the other hand....

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Behold the loveliness.

Posted by: Insane feminist at February 21, 2015 01:24 AM (+XMAD)

467 "Can go to NC for a gal that I love. (Answered my own question)



Leaving my friends behind, but..."




Can you live with that gal? Not being a dick. Serious question.


I have a gal up in Colorady that I love and she loves me. But, we can't stand living with one another. Tried it twice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:26 AM (as+cO)

468 No, no, it is not kook feminist, but I, Donna, who brandishes ampersands:

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Ampersands are too good for insane feminists.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 01:27 AM (+XMAD)

469 I wish I were a Carolina moron.....
Posted by: cthulhu
----------------------------

Wait..., is this about Oscar Meyer Wieners?

Posted by: HAL at February 21, 2015 01:27 AM (l1zOH)

470 Tons of Carolinas morons here. I don't know much about Gastonia or Gaston county.

=====
Ft Bragg here. All roads really do seem to lead to Bragg. It's my 3rd time here.

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 21, 2015 01:27 AM (pqOzY)

471 "Behold the loveliness."


You people with all your ampersands. You think you're better than me? Am I a clown to you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:28 AM (as+cO)

472 fastfreefall - I spent 10 weeks there myself. Good times, good times.

Posted by: HAL at February 21, 2015 01:29 AM (l1zOH)

473 #446

Whoops. $22 million. I hate when I overlook such things before posting.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 01:29 AM (IdCqF)

474 sheds cyber sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:30 AM (l1zOH)

475 Posted by: The d'awwwing Hat at February 21, 2015 01:20 AM (0Ew3K)

My mom picked out Pepper from the litter. We were standing there, looking at all these cute Springer puppies, trying to figure out which one we wanted:

and then my mom saw the runt of the litter coming out of the garden carrying a cucumber which was longer than she was. "That's the one!" she said.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 01:30 AM (+XMAD)

476 463
Alright horde....



Sitting in the same position for 10 years where everything is same old same old.



Can go to NC for a gal that I love. (Answered my own question)



Leaving my friends behind, but...

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:22 AM (HKu0W)


The air in North Carolina smells like opportunity. There are a lot of blown-up mill towns that people say reek of failure.....but you can get 2000 square feet of manufacturing space with power, heat, and light for *nothing* -- and you can get world-class mechanical, electrical, and software engineers as easily as you can in Silicon Valley -- and you can get folks to solder, make cable assemblies, screw things together, and functionally test things a lot cheaper than where they have to live in $500,000 houses.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:31 AM (T1005)

477 Sitting in the same position for 10 years where everything is same old same old.

Can go to NC for a gal that I love. (Answered my own question)

Leaving my friends behind, but...
Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:22 AM (HKu0W)

******

Sounds like awesome times are ahead for you. I wish you all the luck that there is!

Contemplating same with a move from ATL to Knoxville for a shot a a true High School Sweetheart that never quite was. I'm 52, and feeling like a freaking 18 y/o!

The hell with It, let the Good Times roll!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 01:32 AM (XrHO0)

478 It's funny. When Caller ID first became a consumer service my mother found it offensive for reasons she couldn't really put into words. Nowadays, if it wasn't for Caller ID we'd never answer the phone.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 01:32 AM (IdCqF)

479 This needs to be an App, not a device. Hmmm...*wheels turning*....this may be available at ITunes and Google play soon.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 12:57 AM (cIoI4)


Both have a "White Pages" app that has a "reverse number lookup" feature that tells you where and sometimes who that number is that just called you. It also has users leaving feedback for what they are calling about.

When you see a number with 1378 reports, and a number without any reports, you can figure out which is spam and block those numbers.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 01:32 AM (+Fae7)

480 "That's the one!" she said.
Posted by: Donna
---------------

Mrs. Hammer found our dog buried at the bottom of the pile of puppies. Also the runt. Great dog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:32 AM (l1zOH)

481 I wish I were a Carolina moron.....
Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:22 AM (T1005)

I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener,
that is what I truly want to be.
Because if I were an Oscar Meyer wiener,
Everyone would be in love with me.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 01:33 AM (+XMAD)

482 465


Then the death threats started. He knew where I lived, and my
family. He was going to hunt us all down. This went on for a year or so
and then stopped. Never heard from him again.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (8zCR+)





One Friday night as the wife and I were getting ready to go out for
dinner, there is a knock on our door, after I open the door, the guy
asks if I know who he is, I say "no", he then proceeds to tell me that
he sold the company that I was part owner in some products, and he
wanted me to give him a check right then and there. The company in
question had gone out of business a couple of years earlier, and I had
no idea what we had bought from him and told him to leave. Needless to
say, the Mrs was freaked out that he decided to show up at someone's
house to do that.



Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2015 01:23 AM (+Fae7)


Defense in depth. Should have had to ID himself to get past the outer (auto) gate, and the inner (courtyard) gate before he got to the door.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:34 AM (T1005)

483 Contemplating same with a move from ATL to Knoxville for a shot a a true High School Sweetheart that never quite was. I'm 52, and feeling like a freaking 18 y/o!

The hell with It, let the Good Times roll!
Posted by: ManWithNoParty
-----------------

Hmm.
I note in passing that we have NOT heard from GGE tonight.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:34 AM (l1zOH)

484 471 "Behold the loveliness."

You people with all your ampersands. You think you're better than me? Am I a clown to you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:28 AM (as+cO)

----------

I have no ampersands either, Ricardo. ...Thought I was the only one.

The ampersanders never tire of flaunting their ampersandity, acting all superior and stuff.

Posted by: wheatie at February 21, 2015 01:35 AM (IAZFm)

485 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:32 AM (l1zOH)

The runts are great! They have to try harder!

(I was 2 lb. 8 oz when I was born so I know about being the runt!)

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 01:35 AM (+XMAD)

486 Ricardo - It's hard to be humble...., & stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:36 AM (l1zOH)

487 477
Sitting in the same position for 10 years where everything is same old same old.



Can go to NC for a gal that I love. (Answered my own question)



Leaving my friends behind, but...

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:22 AM (HKu0W)



******



Sounds like awesome times are ahead for you. I wish you all the luck that there is!



Contemplating same with a move from ATL to Knoxville for a shot a a
true High School Sweetheart that never quite was. I'm 52, and feeling
like a freaking 18 y/o!



The hell with It, let the Good Times roll!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 01:32 AM (XrHO0)


Knoxville is very nice. My aunt lives there.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:36 AM (T1005)

488 Can you live with that gal? Not being a dick. Serious question.


I have a gal up in Colorady that I love and she loves me. But, we can't stand living with one another. Tried it twice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:26 AM (as+cO)

Valid question. I've known this girl/woman inside and out for four years. Finally pulled the trigger and we're compatible as hell. Actually love this woman way more in that short time than I have ever loved the ex.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:36 AM (HKu0W)

489 MWNP. Thanks.

I've looked out for others for far too long. Time for me to be selfish and make myself happy.

Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:38 AM (HKu0W)

490 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:36 AM (l1zOH)

True. Having the ampersand makes one a sort of aristocrat I believe (she said, turning her nose up into the air) , the Duke and Duchess of &&&&&.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 01:39 AM (+XMAD)

491 Then the death threats started. He knew where I lived, and my family. He was going to hunt us all down. This went on for a year or so and then stopped. Never heard from him again.
Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 12:34 AM (8zCR+)


If you've never gotten death threats, or other threats of serious bodily harm, then you are doing something wrong in life.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 01:40 AM (0Ew3K)

492 #475

My sister had an accidental litter of Great Dane pups. It was Shana's first heat and Shiloh, the older male belonging to my other sister, was supposed to be kept away from her for the duration. My brother 'forgot; and let him into the back yard. Whether this was a genuine mistake on his part remains a subject for debate.

So, ten pups. The smallest was not expected to make it for a while but he ended up being the one my sister kept. Moses (brother tried to call him Krypto but sister didn't go for it) was a bit short for a Dane but very burly and had a terrific personality. He lasted tens years, outliving the rest of the litter.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 01:40 AM (IdCqF)

493 "I have no ampersands either, Ricardo. ...Thought I was the only one.
"



I feel your pain. I ask them then for their shine boxes and then shit generally goes to Hell.


So is life I suppose,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:40 AM (as+cO)

494 Wow, Donna!

My oldest was 2lbs 4oz, and definitely the most feisty of my bunch.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 01:40 AM (MYCIw)

495 Ducking out.


Manana.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2015 01:41 AM (as+cO)

496 Duke and Duchess of &&&&&.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&&
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Ironic you should say that, our dog's name on paper is The Duchess Sophia. 'Sophie', among friends.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:43 AM (l1zOH)

497 Nighters Ricardo

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:43 AM (l1zOH)

498 MWNP. Thanks.

I've looked out for others for far too long. Time for me to be selfish and make myself happy.
Posted by: RWC - Darker than Ben Jealous x100000 at February 21, 2015 01:38 AM (HKu0W)

******

Hell, that is not selfish. That is living your life rather than simply existing!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 01:45 AM (cIoI4)

499 One of the funniest dog-related things I've seen when when a male Scottish terrier tried to mate with a female Old English Sheepdog. My then-boyfriend and I nearly bust our guts laughing at the poor Scottie, who managed to put his back paws on the sheepdog's butt but couldn't get near - the mark. His little butt was moving back and forth but he wasn't hitting anything but air. The sheepdog was standing there, looking over her shoulder like "I think somebody's fanning me back there, I feel a cool breeze...." Eventually, she walked away and the Scottie fell over.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 01:46 AM (+XMAD)

500 "Eventually, she walked away and the Scottie fell over."

Buahahaha. This is truly the story of Obama.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 01:49 AM (MYCIw)

501 Sabo,the street artist, speaks at CPAC:

unsavoryagents
I'LL BE SPEAKING AT CPAC AT 2:30 - 2:48PM ON THURSDAY, TUNE IN

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 01:51 AM (DMJw2)

502 "Eventually, she walked away and the Scottie fell over."

Buahahaha. This is truly the story of Obama.

Posted by: Lauren at February 21, 2015 01:49 AM (MYCIw)


I think mooche gets on top, because Obama fucks up.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 21, 2015 01:51 AM (FMbng)

503 I'LL BE SPEAKING AT CPAC AT 2:30 - 2:48PM ON THURSDAY, TUNE IN
Posted by: weft
---------------

Well. That might be interesting. I suspect that he may be more candid than Rudy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:53 AM (l1zOH)

504 One thing to look at with Fair Game is where the budget was actually spent. The star, Naomi Watts, is supposedly close to Plame and her husband from well before the scandal broke. Likely she worked cheap compared to what she would have gotten from the same time on a higher profile production.

I strongly suspect a big motive behind the production was to channel a large chunk of cash towards Plame as a payoff for her progressive foot soldier role. Just breaking even at the box office was a big bonus in that case.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 01:53 AM (IdCqF)

505 I'm going to Carolina. In. My. Mind.

Posted by: James Taylor at February 21, 2015 01:53 AM (CK6g5)

506 Knoxville is very nice. My aunt lives there.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:36 AM (T1005)

*******

Agreed. I can work from anywhere near an Airport. She is job locked as on air talent in that market. So, off I will go...!

Loving it. Will update.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 01:53 AM (cIoI4)

507 Hammer's out.
23 deg., precip moving in over the ridge. I hope it is snow rather than ice..., again.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:55 AM (l1zOH)

508 I'm going to Carolina. In. My. Mind.
Posted by: James Taylor


Hey, now, that stuff is standard guitar stuff.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2015 01:55 AM (DMJw2)

509 Plame as a payoff for her progressive foot soldier role. Just breaking even at the box office was a big bonus in that case.
Posted by: Epobirs
---------------

Sounds likely. Certainly Plame (and hubby) collected a goodly sum for story rights (or whatever). The film itself took a nasty hit. $30-$40 million loss.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:58 AM (l1zOH)

510 Plame as a payoff for her progressive foot soldier role. Just breaking even at the box office was a big bonus in that case.
Posted by: Epobirs
---------------

Sounds likely. Certainly Plame (and hubby) collected a goodly sum for story rights (or whatever). The film itself took a nasty hit. $30-$40 million loss.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2015 01:58 AM (l1zOH)


I agree with Glenn Reynolds: Repeal the Hollywood Tax cuts!

Also, have the IRS audit the hell out of them!

http://tinyurl.com/oetfcox

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 02:01 AM (0Ew3K)

511 I agree with Glenn Reynolds: Repeal the Hollywood Tax cuts!

Also, have the IRS audit the hell out of them!

http://tinyurl.com/oetfcox

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 02:01 AM (0Ew3K)


What, no tax hat?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 21, 2015 02:06 AM (FMbng)

512 506
Knoxville is very nice. My aunt lives there.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 01:36 AM (T1005)



*******



Agreed. I can work from anywhere near an Airport. She is job locked as on air talent in that market. So, off I will go...!



Loving it. Will update.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at February 21, 2015 01:53 AM (cIoI4)


McGhee-Tyson has a rather limited repertoire -- http://tinyurl.com/mqa2sr3 -- but it's a very nice airport (in fact, it's rather overbuilt for the traffic that it handles).

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2015 02:07 AM (T1005)

513 Good night horde.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 21, 2015 02:12 AM (+XMAD)

514 #509

Maybe you missed it before but all sources I've checked indicate a $22 million production budget. Marketing was fairly minimal and it didn't run on a lot of screens at opening. In other words, they didn't even try to make money on it. It was just taking a hit for the team but not a money pit by Hollywood standards.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=fairgame10.htm

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 02:12 AM (IdCqF)

515 #57 Otho Tim Blair's blog at the Australian Daily Telegraph. And he's got a whole list of them.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 21, 2015 02:22 AM (XO6WW)

516 511 I agree with Glenn Reynolds: Repeal the Hollywood Tax cuts!


============

Damn my salacious eyes for inserting an "n" in that last word whilst reading it.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at February 21, 2015 02:34 AM (fjP++)

517 #517

Considering LA County's growing hostility to porn production, that wouldn't be terribly inaccurate.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 02:38 AM (IdCqF)

518 #517

Considering LA County's growing hostility to porn production, that wouldn't be terribly inaccurate.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 02:38 AM (IdCqF)


Las Vegas welcomes the porn stars!

Posted by: Hat-chika-wah-wah at February 21, 2015 02:44 AM (0Ew3K)

519 On losing things in obvious spots, I once opened my apartment door and panicked because my car was gone.

I had parked it one spot over from my usual parking place, where it wasn't visible from inside the apartment.

Several facepalms were served.

Posted by: CM at February 21, 2015 02:49 AM (+2//H)

520 #519

I had an incident where I parked my car near my unit's door to unload groceries and got distracted, forgetting it was there and needed to be moved to street parking. So it got towed overnight. When I tried to go somewhere the next day I still didn't recall where I'd left it and was dismayed to find in wasn't on the street outside the complex. Ended up costing $400 ransom to get it back. So I get a bit paranoid when my car isn't where I expect it to be, even though it's usually just faulty memory as to where I last put it.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 03:10 AM (IdCqF)

521 "My sister had an accidental litter of Great Dane pups..."
-Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 01:40 AM (IdCqF)

Quite shocking, I'd guess. In my Family, she'd have been disowned, sadly.

*takes a bow*

*G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!*

*exits stage left*

*static*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at February 21, 2015 03:15 AM (16bOT)

522 So, just where has Gabe been hiding his magical sphinx?

http://politicalhat.com/?p=8253

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 03:25 AM (0Ew3K)

523 #521

If that was the worst thing she'd ever done...

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 03:43 AM (IdCqF)

524 #521

If that was the worst thing she'd ever done...

Posted by: Epobirs at February 21, 2015 03:43 AM (IdCqF)


*flashbacks to various Japanese manga*

Posted by: The H Hat at February 21, 2015 03:57 AM (0Ew3K)

525 #57 Otho Tim Blair's blog at the Australian Daily Telegraph. And he's got a whole list of them.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 21, 2015 02:22 AM


Ok, thanks dude. I'll check it out.

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2015 04:12 AM (tBSrv)

526 Wordpress is plotting against me... again...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 04:27 AM (0Ew3K)

527 425
A map of where the horde is from would be interesting.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2015 01:03 AM (8zCR+)



Why, yes. Yes it is.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at February 21, 2015 05:24 AM (sdi6R)

528 American Sniper will probably be shot in the back by The Imitation Game or Selma. Because culture hates America, and loves diversity.

Posted by: Eromero at February 21, 2015 05:56 AM (go5uR)

529 Just crawled out of the snow bank.

Is no one around?

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:08 AM (Ua6T/)

530 No morning thread; no comments for 15min.; only two comments in the last couple hours.

Must be Saturday.

Good. I'm going back to bed. Wake me up if anything happens.

Posted by: mindful webworker - huh? at February 21, 2015 07:08 AM (MZVOx)

531 [waves to fluffy]

Posted by: mindful webworker - oh! at February 21, 2015 07:10 AM (MZVOx)

532 Hi mindful!

Is Oklahoma OK?

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:11 AM (Ua6T/)

533 Adult Swin is running something put together by someone who injected PCP and Krokodil into their eyeballs...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 07:12 AM (0Ew3K)

534 I woke up at 5:00, and found that everyone else had gone to bed. So I just explored the links instead.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 07:14 AM (sdi6R)

535 A little something to while away the time...

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 07:24 AM (0Ew3K)

536 G'morning, all

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2015 07:29 AM (YrXgo)

537 Andy sleeping in?

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:29 AM (wlDny)

538 >>> A little something to while away the time...

The rock & roll national anthem.

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:31 AM (Ua6T/)

539 Little bit warmer here this morning than it has been. 29.3F with fog.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:35 AM (wlDny)

540 That dog looks like a rat. I never have liked that bread of dog.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:37 AM (wlDny)

541 Back from arising & all the chores that entails. Hi back, finally, Fluffy. Oklahoma is above freezing this morning. I thought last night's rain would be a frozen mess this a.m., but it's merely soggy. And cold.

Hat: Is it "wile away" or "while away"? My pedant neurons aren't clicking yet.

Morning, Glorious ONTers!

Posted by: mindful webworker - up & atom at February 21, 2015 07:38 AM (MZVOx)

542 Hat: Is it "wile away" or "while away"? My pedant neurons aren't clicking yet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - up & atom at February 21, 2015 07:38 AM (MZVOx)


http://tinyurl.com/n6dxlmh

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2015 07:39 AM (0Ew3K)

543 It's 5F here, which is a little better than the 2F this time yesterday. I had a pipe freeze on Monday because I forgot to let it drip overnight. The last couple of nights I remembered, and the pipe is fine.

Today is supposed to be warmer than the last few days, but the forecast is a little unsettling. They're talking about 3-5" of snow starting in the afternoon, changing to freezing rain late at night. So I may have a power outage to look forward to.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 07:40 AM (sdi6R)

544 Looked at pictures of the Copenhagen terrorist's funeral, over 500 mourners. Vic will likely cover it. What struck me was the appearance of the islamic cemetery. It was a muddy mess with very little grass, no headstones, nothing to make it look like someone cared.

There is no joy or celebration of life in islam.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at February 21, 2015 07:40 AM (qCr9u)

545 While away vs. wile away

The phrase meaning to pass time idlyiswhile away. It is older and more logical than wile away. But because the second phrase occurs so frequently, it is now included in many dictionaries and is rarely considered incorrect.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:41 AM (wlDny)

546 while

wile is sneakiness, like wiley coyote.

g'mornin, citizen hordelings !

brb, need moar coffee

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 21, 2015 07:41 AM (OCcU9)

547 From Hat's link: "The phrase meaning to pass time idly is while away. It is older and more logical than wile away. But because the second phrase occurs so frequently, it is now included in many dictionaries and is rarely considered incorrect."

That's kind-of what I was thinking. Glad I didn't insist "wile away" was correct, then.

Good morning, Vic! Missed you yesterday. (Didn't we? I think so. Boy, yesterday was a long, long day!)

Posted by: mindful webworker -enlightened at February 21, 2015 07:42 AM (MZVOx)

548 Morning yall. Pinewood derby today. Our poor Cub Scout pack has been decimated by the PC crowd and gaystapo and we will have only 8 participants. In years past we have had 20-30+. I doubt the Pack will last much more than another year. Big Scout troop is in a similar situation.

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 07:42 AM (JdEZJ)

549 I was here yesterday.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:42 AM (wlDny)

550 I am not aware of any alternate reality where "wile away" is correct.

"While" refers to "time". It's not complicated.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 07:43 AM (sdi6R)

551 So ABCNews runs an article on the Dubai building fire.

And it's as if every 9-11 truth decends on the comments section.

Absolute insanity.
http://tinyurl.com/p4v77ue

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2015 07:43 AM (YrXgo)

552 Boy not big. Our troop is not big anymore.

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 07:44 AM (JdEZJ)

553 After checking no I wasn't here for the morning thread.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:44 AM (wlDny)

554 >>> I had a pipe freeze on Monday because I forgot to let it drip overnight.

If it is the kitchen faucet, opening the cabinet helps.

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:44 AM (Ua6T/)

555 "...the Copenhagen terrorist's funeral, over 500 mourners..."

I blame the influence of the Horde when I read something like that and the phrase pops into my head, "target rich environment."

Posted by: mindful webworker - pop phrases 2¢ each at February 21, 2015 07:45 AM (MZVOx)

556 freaked

Our son's Scout Troop is trending the same way.

If it has moral worth, and teaches values, Progressives must kill it.

It's what they do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2015 07:46 AM (YrXgo)

557 I haven't had a pipe to freeze here since I bought the house in 1977. Having an inclosed crawl space makes a big difference. The house I grew up in was an old house built on brick columns and no "skirts". Every winter we had pipes freeze.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:47 AM (wlDny)

558 Andy might be buried under the snow pack.

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:47 AM (Ua6T/)

559 I had a pipe freeze on Monday because I forgot to let it drip overnight.

If it is the kitchen faucet, opening the cabinet helps.

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:44 AM (Ua6T/)


Water freezing without a freezer?

That's impossible.

Posted by: The Hat enjoying 55 degree temperature i the middle of the night at February 21, 2015 07:49 AM (0Ew3K)

560 I'll give it a few more minutes and if the morning thread is not up by then I will go ahead and post links here.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:49 AM (wlDny)

561 Our scout troop in charlotte was one of the biggest in the county. Son loved everything about scouting and earned his Eagle. He misses it all now as a college freshman.

Posted by: NCKate at February 21, 2015 07:51 AM (RNq50)

562 VIA I'm just glad my two boys and I made it thru Cub and Boy Scouts before it dies. The things we did together and that they experienced will be with us forever.

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 07:51 AM (JdEZJ)

563 Vic: "After checking no I wasn't here for the morning thread."

Whew. So, my grasp on reality is above 0%. Okay.

rickl: "I am not aware of any alternate reality where 'wile away' is correct."

Heh. It's one of those things where what isn't correct has been used so much in common parlance, even cunning linguists such as myself aren't always sure what's correct anymore. Like... okay, can't think of an example. Neurons still activating.

My brain did come up with this: "Wherefore" in Shakespearean means "why" or "how come." But I had that thought yesterday. I need fresh ones.

Perhaps I should make coffee. BRB.

Posted by: mindful webworker - switching to lurk mode in self-protection at February 21, 2015 07:52 AM (MZVOx)

564 I absolutely LOVE the boy scouts, just before I bury them in a shallow grave in the desert outside of Searchlight.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at February 21, 2015 07:53 AM (BLFGI)

565 >>> Water freezing without a freezer?

Tomorrow it will be above freezing for the 2nd time this month.

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:53 AM (Ua6T/)

566 554
If it is the kitchen faucet, opening the cabinet helps.
Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:44 AM (Ua6T/)


That's a good idea. It might help.

The problem is that the hot water pipe is in front of an exterior vent in the crawlspace, so it's exposed to the outside air. The cold water pipe is on the other side of a joist and not in front of the vent. I've never had a problem with that one. Both pipes have foam insulation around them.

This is the only pipe I have had freeze. The bathrooms and laundry room are fine.

On Monday, I unfroze it by borrowing a heat gun from work. It took several minutes but eventually worked. Ironically, the insulation probably worked against me in this case, since it protected the frozen pipe from the heat.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 07:54 AM (sdi6R)

567 I really hate to link to HotAir,
But the poll showing Democrats are perfectly fine with Presentdent Breezy Mc'earflap ignoring court rulings is pretty stark.


http://hotair.com/?p=3361591

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2015 07:55 AM (YrXgo)

568 I'll give it a few more minutes and if the morning thread is not up by then I will go ahead and post links here. Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:49 AM

* taps foot *

They gotta give you keys to teh morning thread, Vic. It's too cold (2 degrees outside) to sit here and wait for some cob to drag his ass out of bed.

I hear the theme music for "Final Jeopardy...."

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 21, 2015 07:56 AM (P8YHq)

569 Andy had been posting between 6 am and 6:30.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

570 NCKate

Congratulations to your Eagle Scout.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2015 07:57 AM (YrXgo)

571 Hairy you are a disgusting vile piece of crap and one of the main reasons for the sorry state of things in the US today. You got your wish though. "This war is lost"

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 07:57 AM (JdEZJ)

572 >>>> It's one of those things where what isn't correct has been used so much
in common parlance............ Like... okay, can't think of an example<<<<<

Like "to the manner born" being turned into "to the manor born".

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at February 21, 2015 07:57 AM (MkQKr)

573 OK, here goes


Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, February 21, 2015. On this day in 1878 the first telephone book was issued in New Haven, CT.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

574 ISIS turds are cropping up everywhere. There's a lot of "moderate" muzzies out there. They are like cockroaches; if you see one there are a hundred more hiding in the baseboards. Kill them all and salt the earth.


http://fxn.ws/1w7WAi1

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

575 Some may have missed this yesterday. ISIS video of killing the 21 Christians is fake.


http://fxn.ws/1FFKe3P

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

576 551 So ABCNews runs an article on the Dubai building fire.

And it's as if every 9-11 truth decends on the comments section.

Absolute insanity.
http://tinyurl.com/p4v77ue

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2015 07:43 AM (YrXgo)



The building didn't collapse, right? That proves fire can't melt steel.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 07:59 AM (sdi6R)

577 Mystery over Bilyl the Kid's death??? What mystery? His death is well documented and issuing a death certificate will not end anything. There is always somebody out there who wants a controversy. Truthers have always been with us.


http://fxn.ws/1AXGB89

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

578 Not everyone agrees with the Obama idea to arm and train Syrian "moderates". Some, like me, don't see any moderates over there.


http://fxn.ws/1EAkB0z

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

579 >>> The problem is that the hot water pipe is in front of an exterior vent in the crawlspace, so it's exposed to the outside air.

Reading about Vic's childhood home reminded me that I am a provincial Northerner. I assumed the pipes were coming up out of the basement.

Our kitchen sink is against an outside wall, so we try to give the cabinet some ventilation on nights when the forecast low is around 0F.

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 07:59 AM (Ua6T/)

580 Obama is mulling over new ways to shit on Netanyahu and Israel.


http://fxn.ws/1z6kVj0

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

581 The West Coast labor strike is over. The rank and file probably lost their ass the way they always do when they strike.


http://fxn.ws/1DDfnUH

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:00 AM (wlDny)

582 Ditto on the Congrats NCKate. Our district had 70 Eagles last year. All great kids and it makes you proud.

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 08:00 AM (JdEZJ)

583 As expected, Jenner not likely to be charged criminally. But his pocket book will probably be challenged. Maybe he will be so broke that he won't be able to have his schwartz cut off.


http://fxn.ws/1Au2BnS

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:00 AM (wlDny)

584 572
Like "to the manner born" being turned into "to the manor born".

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at February 21, 2015 07:57 AM (MkQKr)



That one actually sounds sensible.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 08:01 AM (sdi6R)

585 It's a new trend, NASCAR has suspended Kurt Bush over domestic violence allegations. If I gave a crap about NASCAR I would say this is stupid.


http://fxn.ws/1GdXOsw

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:01 AM (wlDny)

586 A new tick- born virus is "discovered" in KS. I suspect it is not new, just new to the US and cropping up thanks to Obama's "no border" policy letting in illegals from 3rd world shitholes.


http://fxn.ws/1MGO5iT

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:01 AM (wlDny)

587 WaPo calls choo choo Biden a liar.


http://fxn.ws/1DDgCDx

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:01 AM (wlDny)

588 More record low temps show the onset of an ice age.


http://wxch.nl/1z5Wmmj

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:02 AM (wlDny)

589 And the Great Lakes have the most ice since they began keeping records.


http://bit.ly/1MG9okA

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:02 AM (wlDny)

590 Rudy all but says Obama was raised as a communist. No shit Rudy, he admitted it during the 2008 race but the alphabets hid it.


http://nydn.us/1GdQayd

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:02 AM (wlDny)

591 Republicans will "instigate" NASA's fraudulent temps. So; what will they do with this? It has already been proven; there is no need for an investigation. It is time for some action.


http://bit.ly/1ztC7Aa

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:02 AM (wlDny)

592 Republicans on the oversight committee are pressing the FCC on Obama influence on the BS Net Neutrality regulations that the courts have already struck down once.


http://bit.ly/1LnJwsn

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:03 AM (wlDny)

593 Government Food Fascists display their true colors with proposed new taxes and regulations.


http://bit.ly/1EdHSr1

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:03 AM (wlDny)

594 Fraternity is suing Wesleyan College over requirment that forces them to accept women. Its against PC to have an all male club, but it is OK to have an all female one.


http://cbsloc.al/1MEMwC2

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:03 AM (wlDny)

595 We all expected this. Obama's border patrol is ignoring the judge's ruling on Obama's illegal amnesty. As we say repeatedly, he can do anything he wants as long as we have sackless turds running the Republican hot air machine.


http://bit.ly/1DI8cZT

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:04 AM (wlDny)

596 And speaking of schwartzes a man awakes to find his GF biting his off.


http://bit.ly/1GclX2L

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:04 AM (wlDny)

597 43% of Democrats think Obama should be able to ignore the courts as much as he likes.


http://bit.ly/1DDjtw4

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:04 AM (wlDny)

598 Copenhagan terrorist has 500 well-wishers at his funeral. But I am sure they were all "moderates".


http://bit.ly/1Ge0fvc

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:04 AM (wlDny)

599 Titties for tatties? Scankles' foundation gets contracts for her donors to the foundation.


http://bit.ly/18bmxTh

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:05 AM (wlDny)

600 Didn't one of the Morons say that WI has a Republican legislature now? If so why haven't they cut off all State funding for this college?


http://bit.ly/1z5VqOO

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:05 AM (wlDny)

601 The NAACP was not the target on that phony bombing story.


http://bit.ly/1EfhnBw

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:05 AM (wlDny)

602 >>>>That one actually sounds sensible.<<<<<


But to my mind, though I am native here

And to the manner born, it is a custom

More honour'd in the breach than the observance.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at February 21, 2015 08:06 AM (MkQKr)

603 Obama's speech proves once again his writers don't know a damn thing about history and that he is a crappy liar.


In his bloviating speech on Thursday at his summit on countering violent extremism, President Obama bent over backwards to make nice with Islam. Not only were terrorists not Muslim, President Obama stated, but Islam played a crucial role in America's founding.


http://bit.ly/1Au7b5i

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:07 AM (wlDny)

604 RINO Rubio intends to skip the vote on Obama's illegal amnesty. Why not? He agrees with it and doesn't want to show that.


http://bit.ly/1vRwFW4

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:07 AM (wlDny)

605 Just what I need on a Saturday morning. A picture of the butt-boy twins sniffing for TV time.


http://washex.am/1FFtedY

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:07 AM (wlDny)

606 Obamanites explain why Obama is going to make an illegal treaty with Iran on nuclear weapons without Senate approval.


http://tws.io/1Ge1Kc

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:08 AM (wlDny)

607 After that? Well, like Mark Steyn pointed out, it's a self-absorbed Boomer rendering of the Greatest Generation. They had to find Private Ryan so "one good thing would come out of this war?" (I'm paraphrasing the Tom Hanks character.) Steyn said, "Well, I guess defeating the Nazis wasn't enough. It wouldn't have been worth it if they hadn't saved Pvt. Ryan."

That bothered me at the time too.
So I wasn't that sad to see it lose to "Shakespeare in Love."
____________________________

Wasn't Ryan a Spielberg film? You'd think he, of all people, would have thought that saving a few million more Jews from being slaughtered might be worth the effort.

But then again, those dumb-ass Obama voters never can see it coming, can they?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 21, 2015 08:08 AM (Fnyc2)

608 "ISIS video of killing the 21 Christians is fake."


So was the Holocaust and moon landing. Nothing is real.

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 08:08 AM (JdEZJ)

609 I did say; "This war is lost." but I was talking about my battle to give up sexually abusing young boys.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at February 21, 2015 08:08 AM (BLFGI)

610 Homo strategy in WA State; use lawfare to bankrupt Christians.


http://dailysign.al/1AZTj4E

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:08 AM (wlDny)

611 Juliet Huddy is 45 years old?

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at February 21, 2015 08:08 AM (yxw0r)

612 IBD on Obama muzzie strategy:


The president will defeat the Islamic State by spreading a Valentine's message from an 11-year-old Muslim girl who said "we're just like everybody else." His State Department and Pentagon are similarly clueless.


He really is an idiot.


http://bit.ly/1MGTd6I

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:08 AM (wlDny)

613 MS finally looking at doing away with the worthless safety inspections. SC got rid of these long ago.


http://fxn.ws/1AePdVG

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:09 AM (wlDny)

614 The Daily Deals


Note: The SF selection today is one of Mercedes Lackey's Diana Treguarde series and I paid $3.99 for it a few weeks ago.


http://amzn.to/1F7GXq6


That's it for today folks

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:09 AM (wlDny)

615 'Islam played a crucial role in America's founding'

Yea. Of the Marines. Also they gave us the zero.

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 08:11 AM (JdEZJ)

616 In his bloviating speech on Thursday at his summit on countering violent extremism, President Obama bent over backwards to make nice with Islam. Not only were terrorists not Muslim, President Obama stated, but Islam played a crucial role in America's founding.
___________________

Just once I'd like to see somebody ask Obama for some specific examples of what Muslims did that was so crucial to our founding.

Talk about an awkward pause . . . .

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 21, 2015 08:11 AM (Fnyc2)

617 Thanks Vic!!

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at February 21, 2015 08:12 AM (BLFGI)

618 As expected, Jenner not likely to be charged
criminally. But his pocket book will probably be challenged. Maybe he
will be so broke that he won't be able to have his schwartz cut off. Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:00 AM


Vic, since JJ Sefton doesn't seem to be around, someone needs to point out that a "schwartz" is not the same thing as a "schwantz," even if the spelling rules for Yiddish are, shall we say, "flexible."

Kudos for not calling it a "schwartze," anyway. That would get the PC crowd all riled up.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 21, 2015 08:13 AM (P8YHq)

619 "ISIS video of killing the 21 Christians is fake."


Of course, in the body of the article, it does say that no-one believes that they are still alive.
Just that the manner of death was faked.

The blood running into the ocean was probably faked as well.

So they have that going for them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2015 08:15 AM (YrXgo)

620 Vic, since JJ Sefton doesn't seem to be around,
someone needs to point out that a "schwartz" is not the same thing as a
"schwantz," even if the spelling rules for Yiddish are, shall we say,
"flexible."



Posted by: MrScribbler at February 21, 2015 08:13 AM (P8YHq)


Um...

Posted by: Dark Helmet and Yogurt at February 21, 2015 08:15 AM (yxw0r)

621 Y-not up now that I have posted the links.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:16 AM (wlDny)

622 >>> And the Great Lakes have the most ice since they began keeping records.

People keep linking to the article with misleading headlines. The article's headline phrases it "Will Probably, etc".

Fcuk it, the warmies get over enthuse about their forecasts all the time.

Posted by: fluffy at February 21, 2015 08:16 AM (Ua6T/)

623 Nood... silly thread.

Posted by: Y-not's collies at February 21, 2015 08:17 AM (9BRsg)

624 615 'Islam played a crucial role in America's founding'

Yea. Of the Marines. Also they gave us the zero.

Posted by: freaked at February 21, 2015 08:11 AM (JdEZJ)



After they stole it from the Hindus.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 08:17 AM (sdi6R)

625 Use the Schwartz Bruce!


Uh, never mind.

Posted by: Yougurt at February 21, 2015 08:17 AM (JdEZJ)

626 618
Vic, since JJ Sefton doesn't seem to be around, someone needs to point out that a "schwartz" is not the same thing as a "schwantz," even if the spelling rules for Yiddish are, shall we say, "flexible."

Kudos for not calling it a "schwartze," anyway. That would get the PC crowd all riled up.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 21, 2015 08:13 AM (P8YHq)



Well, they do have a reputation...

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2015 08:19 AM (sdi6R)

627 Damn, McScribbler "beat" me to it. Hate being an enormous schwantzstucker about such junk. I blame this blog.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at February 21, 2015 08:19 AM (KH1sk)

628 After checking I find the true word for crank is "schwanz".

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:26 AM (wlDny)

629 And speaking of schwartzes a man awakes to find his GF biting his off.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:04 AM (wlDny)


In the woman's photo, she has crazy eyes. Never dip your wick in crazy, even for a morning BJ.

Posted by: RickZ at February 21, 2015 08:26 AM (FeLx8)

630 "ISIS video of killing the 21 Christians is fake."

I'm disappointed. I went way down in the comments on the commentary, and no one commented, "At this point, what difference does it make?"

So, I'll do that now, and we'll be done with it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 21, 2015 08:28 AM (xq1UY)

631 Vic: "Y-not up now that I have posted the links."

I keep telling you, it's not by chance; they wait for you to start before they post.

Like our observers in the NSA, the cobs don't have a lot to do, so that kind of thing keeps them entertained.

Posted by: mindful webworker - switching to lurk mode in self-protection at February 21, 2015 08:31 AM (MZVOx)

632 Vic: "And speaking of schwartzes a man awakes to find his GF biting his off."

RickZ: "In the woman's photo, she has crazy eyes. Never dip your wick in crazy, even for a morning BJ."

Woman unclear on the meaning of "eat me."

Crazy Eyes was the first thing I saw, too, when I looked at the mugshot.

Posted by: mindful webworker - happily married. Why? at February 21, 2015 08:34 AM (MZVOx)

633 632 Crazy Eyes was the first thing I saw, too, when I looked at the mugshot.

Posted by: mindful webworker - happily married. Why? at February 21, 2015 08:34 AM (MZVOx)

I thought that too.

Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2015 08:43 AM (wlDny)

634 With telemarketers, if the caller is a persistent female, I usually start out by complimenting her on her sexy voice, and rapidly progressing to inquiring what color panties she's wearing. Goes downhill pretty quick after that. Nowadays, all calls go to voice mail. All calls.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at February 21, 2015 10:22 AM (TPimP)

635 As for the Chris Kyle movie, I just started reading his book, Sniper. Best book i have read in decades, a must read. (The movie was quite good, but of course the book fleshed it out much more.)

Posted by: ron n. at February 21, 2015 02:04 PM (YVQn/)

636 Bee Gees, Edge of the universe; Just my dog and i at the edge of the universe, and......

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