Overnight open Thread (3-22-2015)

Traveling. No Time.

Thought for the day:

too_true_8

Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [505 comments] 'Vic  We Have No Party' [70.90 posts/day]
2 [452 comments] 'Ricardo Kill'
3 [434 comments] 'ThunderB, PinUpWhoreBabyMachine'
4 [377 comments] 'Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed'
5 [353 comments] 'AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon'
6 [346 comments] 'Anna Puma (+SmuD)'
7 [341 comments] 'Insomniac'
8 [331 comments] 'mynewhandle'
9 [320 comments] 'Misanthropic Humanitaran, Wis momee'
10 [304 comments] 'Zap Rowsdower'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [169 names] 'The Political Hat' [23.73 unique names/day]
2 [47 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
3 [39 names] 'Doctor Fish'
4 [37 names] 'Beary Obama'
5 [36 names] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'
6 [34 names] 'Cloyd Freud, Unemployed'
7 [32 names] 'toby928(C)'
8 [32 names] 'Prince Ludwig the Indestructible'
9 [29 names] 'ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise '
10 [28 names] 'Blue Hen'

The group. Never heard of it.

Where it's at - the Twitter

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Comments

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1 Good evening!

Posted by: speedster1 at March 22, 2015 10:24 PM (1brdf)

2 What a cheery ONT, thanks Maet!

*URK!*

-thud-

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:24 PM (XN4TX)

3 Hello, ONT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:25 PM (WfCLx)

4 I don't get the comic strip. *ponders*

Posted by: Y-not at March 22, 2015 10:25 PM (9BRsg)

5 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2015 10:25 PM (T1005)

6 OK... I guess he'd rather have a wheelbarrow full of money...?

Posted by: Y-not at March 22, 2015 10:25 PM (9BRsg)

7 Woot woot Maet is back

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:26 PM (hcfn1)

8
He wished for sonething stupid..

Posted by: please dont squeeze the soothie at March 22, 2015 10:26 PM (Bl8Zy)

9 Or be Superman...

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at March 22, 2015 10:26 PM (1brdf)

10 Unless there is the Resurrection. Then when you are dead, you will know that you are finally, fully, alive.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 22, 2015 10:26 PM (V70Uh)

11  I don't get the comic strip. *ponders*

Posted by: Y-not at March 22, 2015 10:25 PM (9BRsg)

Really. Just send true love back to wish for Starship full of money.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 10:26 PM (cWLG9)

12 Notice no one wished to be Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:27 PM (XN4TX)

13 4 I don't get the comic strip. *ponders*
Posted by: Y-not at March 22

Me. Y-not will help explain.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:27 PM (hcfn1)

14 The "New Yorker" strikes again.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:27 PM (WfCLx)

15 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8730

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 22, 2015 10:27 PM (0Ew3K)

16 So we have a minimalist ONT.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 10:27 PM (8zCR+)

17 Punishment over?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (KdKJi)

18 You mean an FTL capable starship full of female yeomen in mini-skirts?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (XN4TX)

19 Ah, yes. The Lutheran 'bring your own content' potluck ONT.

Posted by: Amos Quillpen at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (ODTmI)

20 The guy with the wheelbarrow of money doesn't realize that the IRS is waiting at the bottom of the hill and will take 3/4 of his "wish".

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (NSDXI)

21 That strip is a simulacrum of a "comic" strip.

Probably an interloper from a bubble universe.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (BJLGz)

22 Evenin', Horde! Was nice to have an un-rainy day.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2015 10:29 PM (RzZOc)

23 Hey everybody.

Remember my comment about a week ago, asking if anyone's seen a commercial featuring a young woman in a bikini who was wearing her red pumps in the freakin' pool?

Anyway, I finally caught the ad again last night on TV Land, so I didn't just imagine it. It's for Hard Rock Hotels. Here's the link. Still kind of a weird touch if you ask me.

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7XHX/hard-rock-hotel-all-inclusive#moreData

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:29 PM (elbY7)

24 Damn, made the top 10 and I didn't even post 2 days of the week and Mr. Hammer didn't

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:29 PM (hcfn1)

25 As coroner I must aver
I've thoroughly examined her
And she's not only merely dead
She's really most sincerely dead!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:29 PM (mx5oN)

26 Anna Puma gets it right.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 10:29 PM (cWLG9)

27 Perry Bible Fellowship? Rick Perry?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2015 10:30 PM (W5DcG)

28 An ONT with a manageable amount of content. Thanks Maet!

Posted by: Jenny Usually Skims The Content at March 22, 2015 10:30 PM (rAr5v)

29 wish for superpowers get all the money and bitches you want.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at March 22, 2015 10:31 PM (wMP+e)

30 Yep. And Maet's not subjecting us to nude pics of Nancy Pelosi this time. Nice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:31 PM (elbY7)

31 Punishment over?


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (KdKJi)


Looks to be ongoing.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 10:31 PM (8zCR+)

32
Tomorrow Ill badger Ace to watch and review INTERSTELLAR because it's Prometheus-level hokey but better.

Posted by: please dont squeeze the soothie at March 22, 2015 10:32 PM (Bl8Zy)

33
Tomorrow Ill badger Ace to watch and review INTERSTELLAR because it's Prometheus-level hokey but better.

Posted by: please dont squeeze the soothie at March 22, 2015 10:32 PM (Bl8Zy)

34 20 The guy with the wheelbarrow of money doesn't realize that the IRS is waiting at the bottom of the hill and will take 3/4 of his "wish".
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (NSDXI)

His "true love" will start banging the poolboy in a few years, file for divorce, take at least half his property and future income, and file a restraining order against him because she tells the judge he made her feel uncomfortable once.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:32 PM (mx5oN)

35 25 As coroner I must aver
I've thoroughly examined her
And she's not only merely dead
She's really most sincerely dead!
Posted by: Insomniac at March 22

Years ago the old feebled coroner would go to a house where someone was dead for a period of time. He take one whiff and would say heart failure. Eventually he really got himself in trouble.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:33 PM (hcfn1)

36 "
Damn, made the top 10 and I didn't even post 2 days of the week"



You need a hobby.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:33 PM (WfCLx)

37 29 wish for superpowers get all the money and bitches you want.
Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at March 22, 2015 10:31 PM (wMP+e)

Disregard females. Acquire currency.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:33 PM (mx5oN)

38 Via Insty:

The Knights Templar Maps a Plan to Fight ISIS and Win

http://tinyurl.com/p6j8o3y

Posted by: The Knightly Hat at March 22, 2015 10:33 PM (0Ew3K)

39 Evening Horde.

I know it's Sunday, but did you degenerates piss anyone off?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015 10:34 PM (GEICT)

40 27 Perry Bible Fellowship? Rick Perry?

---

Not Katy?

Posted by: Jenny Usually Skims The Content at March 22, 2015 10:34 PM (rAr5v)

41 36 "
Damn, made the top 10 and I didn't even post 2 days of the week"

You need a hobby.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:33 PM (

This doesn't count RK?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:34 PM (hcfn1)

42 Well I hope Sean Penn likes getting beatdown at the box office by women because that is what happened - Insurgent and Cinderella both topped the box office while Gunman is going to have to settle for 4th. And Kingsman is only trailing Gunman by $400k.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:34 PM (XN4TX)

43 The guy in the spaceship will fly into a war between the Vorlons and Shadows. He will be vaporized.

Superman will be hated for being so perfect, turn evil, destroy the world.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 10:35 PM (NSDXI)

44 @ AnnaPuma:

New LOL art.
http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/miscellaneous/vtXZjxxX-champion-poros

You might like this one:
http://tinyurl.com/lsarz3b

Posted by: ConserativeMonster at March 22, 2015 10:35 PM (+2//H)

45 Yo horde. And go Terps. Tomorrow I return to temporary bachelorhood. That is all.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:35 PM (e+1S5)

46 39 Evening Horde.

I know it's Sunday, but did you degenerates piss anyone off?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015

Yes, 2 of my 3 daughters. And if the 3rd would've been home it would've been 3 for 3. How about you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:35 PM (hcfn1)

47 Yo, qdpsteve,
about your "Arsenic in wine" alarmisim.
Here is another viewpoint:
http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/arsenicwine.asp

Follow the money.

Just sayin'...

Posted by: ChrisP at March 22, 2015 10:36 PM (Ib3Td)

48 http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/archive/index.php/t-13469.html

I have read that book. I guess time to find it and trash it. So much wrong info.

Thanks to cm9000 or I would still be believing something that is not true.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 22, 2015 10:36 PM (C8x6r)

49 But stupid people are more obnoxious than dead people. Every. Damn. Dime.

Posted by: Eromero at March 22, 2015 10:36 PM (go5uR)

50 "This doesn't count RK?"


What are you trying to say?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:36 PM (WfCLx)

51
Sean Peen was on Conan and he was so miserable and hateful that the audience and Conan felt uncomfortable, I thought.

Posted by: please dont squeeze the soothie at March 22, 2015 10:36 PM (Bl8Zy)

52 Is "Insurgent" the RAH "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"?

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 10:37 PM (cWLG9)

53 >>>You need a hobby.

Looks like MH has one. And it's posting to the HQ. Not time for an intervention until he gets to Sven levels of commenting. I think that guy posted 2K comments one week.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:37 PM (e+1S5)

54 You know Fi, some 'artists' should just quit before anything happens.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:37 PM (XN4TX)

55 Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.


--
Epicurus

Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2015 10:38 PM (BJLGz)

56 50 "This doesn't count RK?"

What are you trying to say?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015

**snorts**

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:38 PM (hcfn1)

57 His "true love" will start banging the poolboy in a
few years, file for divorce, take at least half his property and future
income, and file a restraining order against him because she tells the
judge he made her feel uncomfortable once.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:32 PM (mx5oN)


That is some real sexism and misogamist misogyny right there. And all too real.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 10:38 PM (8zCR+)

58 Insurgent is the second movie in the Divergent series. TMIAHM wont be out until 2017 I think with the boring and insipid title of Uprising.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:38 PM (XN4TX)

59 Every time I see Sean Penn, I see a miserable human being. I know he's rich and famous but apparently thats not enough. Go figure.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 10:38 PM (NSDXI)

60 "
But stupid people are more obnoxious than dead people. Every. Damn. Dime."



That's a funny quote though. Stupid weighs on those left behind.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:39 PM (WfCLx)

61 Yes, 2 of my 3 daughters. And if the 3rd would've been home it would've been 3 for 3. How about you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:35 PM (hcfn1)



I annoyed the wife, but just slightly.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015 10:39 PM (GEICT)

62 Thanks Anna Puma.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 10:39 PM (cWLG9)

63 Infinite wishes is the only answer.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:39 PM (JBzwC)

64 ChrisP, that's fine, thanks for the update.

In fairness I'd never heard of patch.com before. Could be another fake website by some loony group.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:39 PM (elbY7)

65 I wished for a 9" pianist....


Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 10:39 PM (t//F+)

66 Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:37 PM (e+1S5)

Thanks DC

Looks like you have 2 BB teams going forward

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:39 PM (hcfn1)

67 I find it interesting that we describe a person as in the state of being of "dead", when that person has ceased to exist.

"He is dead" is odd, when in fact, he is no longer anything at all.

Perhaps I just think too much.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 22, 2015 10:40 PM (xfboZ)

68 67 I find it interesting that we describe a person as in the state of being of "dead", when that person has ceased to exist.

"He is dead" is odd, when in fact, he is no longer anything at all.

Perhaps I just think too much.

----

Or drink too little

Posted by: Jenny Usually Skims The Content at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (rAr5v)

69 ChrisP, now tell me what Snopes thinks of my steak sauce recipe. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (elbY7)

70 "Sharkman, are you sure?" - Heisenberg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (XN4TX)

71 Perry Bible Fellowship is easier to understand when you read a bunch of them, and understand the author's brutal simplicity. Brilliant stuff.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (qyomX)

72 First!!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (NeFrd)

73 Gaaah. Crap, I stopped to read all the content.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (NeFrd)

74 "I wished for a 9" pianist...."


I thought you were a dude.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (WfCLx)

75 I annoyed the wife, but just slightly.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22

So you're here instead of ...........?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:42 PM (hcfn1)

76 now tell me what Snopes thinks of my steak sauce recipe. ;-)

Unproven.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:42 PM (mx5oN)

77 "He is dead" is odd, when in fact, he is no longer anything at all.

Perhaps I just think too much.
Posted by: Sharkman


Words that encompass binary conditions are lend themselves to human language.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:42 PM (JBzwC)

78 37 29 wish for superpowers get all the money and bitches you want.
Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at March 22, 2015 10:31 PM (wMP+e)

Make sure you're quite specific about *what* superpowers you want when you make your wish.

Unless you're fine with killing said "bitches" because you can only have sex with other indestructible women or a woman who is made of rubber*.

*Which is why the super couple in The Incredibles worked.

Posted by: Superman at March 22, 2015 10:42 PM (Z1b6E)

79 A few nights ago, one of you morons recommended Busch Copper Lager. I was skeptical, because, c'mon it's Busch.

But the local beermonger had a six pack for five and change, so I got one. It's...surprisingly acceptable. Not to be confused with good, but I'll probably keep some around for a while.

More flavor than you would expect from an AB product, and 5.7 ABV is no joke. Good for the end of the night when "taste" becomes a non-issue.

So, thanks, whoever that was.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:42 PM (e+1S5)

80 Stupid people don't know they're stupid. If they did, Vox would not exist.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 10:43 PM (qyomX)

81 So you're here instead of ...........?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:42 PM (hcfn1)



The wife is a couple feet to my right. In laundry/ironing hell. I'm sitting on the couch and we were catching up on some DVRed shows.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015 10:43 PM (GEICT)

82 Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex was by Larry Niven I think.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:43 PM (XN4TX)

83 73 Gaaah. Crap, I stopped to read all the content.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:41 PM (NeFrd)

The first rule of AOSHQ is we do not read the content at AOSHQ.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:43 PM (mx5oN)

84 69 ChrisP, now tell me what Snopes thinks of my steak sauce recipe. ;-)

----

The sauce is fine, but we're a little concerned about your fixation on the girl in the red pumps (who totally has toe fungus, by the way)

Posted by: Snopes.com at March 22, 2015 10:43 PM (rAr5v)

85 78 37 29 wish for superpowers get all the money and bitches you want.
Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at March 22, 2015 10:31 PM (wMP+e)

Make sure you're quite specific about *what* superpowers you want when you make your wish.

Unless you're fine with killing said "bitches" because you can only have sex with other indestructible women or a woman who is made of rubber*.

*Which is why the super couple in The Incredibles worked.
Posted by: Superman at March 22, 2015 10:42 PM (Z1b6E)

See Hancock as one example.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:44 PM (mx5oN)

86 Some good news out of Carson City:

Labor groups fear 'union Armageddon' in Nevada Legislature

http://tinyurl.com/oaug3q9

Posted by: The Silver State Hat at March 22, 2015 10:45 PM (0Ew3K)

87 So, wait - am I dead? Or stupid?
Or both?

Ahh - F it.
Anybody want a bourbon? Steaks & asparagus on the grill now. Not willing to share the steaks, so I guess I ain't stupid...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 10:45 PM (jO/A4)

88 The wife is a couple feet to my right. In laundry/ironing hell. I'm sitting on the couch and we were catching up on some DVRed shows.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015

Now make her real happy and fold some of it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:45 PM (hcfn1)

89 >>>Looks like you have 2 BB teams going forward

Yep. Both Kentucky teams going, the Derps look like a loser tonight. The press is killing Maryland, and the refs aren't helping. Plus, 16 turnovers.

Fuck em, let em practice harder.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:45 PM (e+1S5)

90 88 The wife is a couple feet to my right. In laundry/ironing hell. I'm sitting on the couch and we were catching up on some DVRed shows.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015

Now make her real happy and fold some of it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:45 PM (hcfn1)

Bad idea. The science says he's less likely to get laid if he helps in the chores.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:46 PM (mx5oN)

91 Fantasy: president Walker brings right-to-work to Government Unions.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 10:46 PM (qyomX)

92 Now make her real happy and fold some of it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:45 PM (hcfn1)



Yeah, right. Then she'd just have to refold it "the correct way

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015 10:47 PM (GEICT)

93 Bad idea. The science says he's less likely to get laid if he helps in the chores.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:46

That science is not settled

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:47 PM (hcfn1)

94 Bourbon for a nightcap.

Good plan .

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 10:47 PM (cWLG9)

95 "So, wait - am I dead? Or stupid?"



Dead. Stupid.

You're still a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:47 PM (WfCLx)

96 Evening Horde.



I know it's Sunday, but did you degenerates piss anyone off?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015


Yes, my now ex-GF.

Yup, switch the numerator and the denominator and I'd be battin' 1.000!

(apologies in advance if I am a tad-bit abrasive.)

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 10:47 PM (t//F+)

97 Labor groups fear 'union Armageddon' in Nevada Legislature

http://tinyurl.com/oaug3q9
Posted by: The Silver State Hat


And Jim McParlan just smiles and smiles.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:48 PM (JBzwC)

98 Anybody want a bourbon?
-----------------

* snap *

Knew something was missing. brb.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 10:48 PM (vPh3W)

99 >>>Bad idea. The science says he's less likely to get laid if he helps in the chores.

100% of the time the man helps with the laundry, he has to help with the laundry. So...don't do that.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:48 PM (e+1S5)

100 Yes, my now ex-GF.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 10:47 PM (t//F+)


That's suboptimal.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015 10:49 PM (GEICT)

101 Hmmm. A song about an accidental nuclear exchange.......that's time for a Coke!

Weird commercial.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 22, 2015 10:49 PM (WvS3w)

102 I wished for whirled peas.

Posted by: Joke Biden at March 22, 2015 10:49 PM (c+Y7q)

103 Before I forget, Squadron is having a sale right now. Might be something to help you Luap Nor.

http://www.squadron.com/category-s/3151.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (XN4TX)

104 DC, the Busch Signature Copper Lager was my call. Glad they had some for you, and glad it was at least acceptable.

I double dog dare ya..... run a blind taste test on your friends, serve it alongside Killian's Irish Red, Newcastle Ale and perhaps some Dos Equis Amber.

It's not a super premium beer. Just a good value for the dollar spent. Less than a buck a can for decent, acceptable beer with a middlin' kick?

Yeah, I buy it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (RzZOc)

105 And Jim McParlan just smiles and smiles.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:48 PM (JBzwC)


Who?

Posted by: The Silver State Hat at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (0Ew3K)

106 >>>Yes, my now ex-GF.

Oof. *pours bourbon through USB port*

*realizes ipad doesn't have a USB port*

*cleans up bourbon*

Hey man, I tried. That sucks though.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (e+1S5)

107 Bourbon is an evil potion, spreading intemperance throughout the land.

Whoops, glass is empty, gotta go get some more rye.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (qyomX)

108 TMIHAM is a mouthful, but Rebellion on Luna, Revolution 2076, anything but Uprising,

Posted by: admiral marcus at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (0u/CC)

109 P.J. O'Rourke: "How John Hughes Made Conservatism Funny."

http://tinyurl.com/myc9voj

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (elbY7)

110 99 >>>Bad idea. The science says he's less likely to get laid if he helps in the chores.

100% of the time the man helps with the laundry, he has to help with the laundry. So...don't do that.
Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:48 PM (e+1S5)

You guys just haven't gotten them trained yet.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:51 PM (hcfn1)

111 Game the system: wish for more wishes.

Posted by: Gene Genie at March 22, 2015 10:51 PM (gwG9s)

112 42 Well I hope Sean Penn likes getting beatdown at the box office by women because that is what happened - Insurgent and Cinderella both topped the box office while Gunman is going to have to settle for 4th. And Kingsman is only trailing Gunman by $400k.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 10:34 PM (XN4TX)

That commie shouldn't mind since he hates greedy capitalists, of which he is one. We're doing him a favor by not going to his evil, corporate produced movie.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2015 10:51 PM (7sART)

113 Whoops, glass is empty, gotta go get some more rye.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 10:50 PM (qyomX)


What brand of rye?

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 10:51 PM (cWLG9)

114 Dead. Stupid.
You're still a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-------------------------
Wait!
All this time, and I never recognized you?
RK is my F'ing ex???

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 10:52 PM (jO/A4)

115 Sean Penn is just unhappy because his last friend, Hugo Chavez, died and he can't get close to Nicolas Maduro because Maduro used to be a bus driver and doesn't speak English.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 10:52 PM (t//F+)

116 111 Game the system: wish for more wishes.

Posted by: Gene Genie at March 22, 2015 10:51 PM (gwG9s)



Pfffft. Amateur.

You take your time, days if needed, and very carefully write out everything you want.

"Genie, for my first wish, I want what's written on these sheets."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015 10:52 PM (GEICT)

117 Snopes, just sharing the commercial.

I think people thought I was hallucinating when I first mentioned the gal in the pool.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:52 PM (elbY7)

118 Actually Splunge, next pres eliminates federal unions by exec. order. No need for "right to work" work-around.

If there is any serious rationale for allowing private sector unions to conduct their restraint-of-trade, anti-competitive activities (and that rationale has become very unpersuasive, actually) continues to exist, then public sector unions have no possible justification. One or the other.

Also would be fun to see conflict-of-interest logic applied here. No political contributions or activities by public employee unions. If the Hatch Act is constitutional (all right, stop laughing, I'm using that term as if it really mean anything any longer, just for discussion's sake), thenbarring$$$ and other explicitly partisan activity by public employee unions should be.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2015 10:52 PM (afQnV)

119 Game the system: wish for more wishes.
Posted by: Gene Genie at March 22, 2015 10:51 PM (gwG9s)


That sends the well into an infinite loop.
Matter meets anti matter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2015 10:53 PM (W5DcG)

120 I know it's Sunday, but did you degenerates piss anyone off?
---------------

Mostly myself..., but that happens all of the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 10:53 PM (vPh3W)

121 Who?
Posted by: The Silver State Hat


The irascible gent that ran the Western half of the Pinkerton Agency.

tinyurl.com/kmomnjk

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:53 PM (JBzwC)

122 Tonight? Sazerac. Because I am drinking the cocktail of the same name. And for once, the marketing is not a lie--it works perfectly.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 10:53 PM (qyomX)

123 "RK is my F'ing ex???"


We have the same ex...?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 10:53 PM (WfCLx)

124 Sean Penn's problem is that his Daddy was a Commie.

Nothing but hate.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 22, 2015 10:53 PM (V70Uh)

125 51 Sean Peen was on Conan and he was so miserable and hateful that the audience and Conan felt uncomfortable, I thought.
Posted by: please dont squeeze the soothie at March 22, 2015 10:36 PM (Bl8Zy)

It's okay, he probably cheered himself up afterwards by going home and beating the crap out of whoever is unfortunate enough to be his wife or girlfriend.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2015 10:54 PM (7sART)

126 His "true love" will start banging the poolboy in a
few years, file for divorce, take at least half his property and future
income, and file a restraining order against him because she tells the
judge he made her feel uncomfortable once.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:32 PM (mx5oN)

Yeah, but there's a pretty good chance that he'll be banging someone on the side too.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2015 10:55 PM (7sART)

127 Fit this in your cranium...

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:55 PM (NeFrd)

128 ...The mullahs Iranian?...

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:55 PM (NeFrd)

129 >>>I double dog dare ya..... run a blind taste test on your friends, serve it alongside Killian's Irish Red, Newcastle Ale and perhaps some Dos Equis Amber.

Funny you should mention those beers. I usually keep some Newcastle around for a light drinking I-don't-know-what-I-want beer, and I had some XX Amber at the local Mexican joint yesterday. Don't much care for Killians, if I'm going Irish it's Guinness or Murphy's.

But I would put the Copper Lager right about the Newcastle level of quality, a bit below XX. But it's a little cheaper than Newcastle, and gives an extra 1% ABV, since Newcastle is 4.8 if I remember right.

Again, thanks. This isn't the first time you've had solid advice for me. And if I ever move to Houston, I know who to call for roofing issues.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:55 PM (e+1S5)

130 ...Instead of containin' em...

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:55 PM (NeFrd)

131 I am willing to bet $10 cash that the bad guys in "Uprising" (aka Moon is a Harsh Mistress) are an Evil Corporation.

Any takers?

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 22, 2015 10:55 PM (ZLlzv)

132 Yo horde. And go Terps.

If turnovers were worth points, Kentucky would be quaking in their boots right now. As it is, they look done w/o Trimble.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 22, 2015 10:55 PM (WvS3w)

133 ...We give them uranium...

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:56 PM (NeFrd)

134 ...Buy Burma Shave!!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 22, 2015 10:56 PM (NeFrd)

135 "ChrisP, now tell me what Snopes thinks of my steak sauce recipe. ;-)"
Well, qdpsteve,
I know snopes is a leftist husband and wife outfit, but I offered another point of view.
If another point of view, another opinion, offends you(see "Global Warming"),
you just might be a "progressive".
As I said:
"Follow The Money".
I did not mean to offend, just to ask you to take another look, and consider motive.
Do with it what you will.
You have your "religion", I have mine(objectivity)...

Posted by: ChrisP at March 22, 2015 10:56 PM (Ib3Td)

136 "He take one whiff and would say heart failure."

Every certificate of death says cardiac arrest, aka heart failure.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 22, 2015 10:56 PM (JgC5a)

137 96 Evening Horde.



I know it's Sunday, but did you degenerates piss anyone off?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 22, 2015

Yes, my now ex-GF.

Yup, switch the numerator and the denominator and I'd be battin' 1.000!

(apologies in advance if I am a tad-bit abrasive.)
Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 10:47 PM (t//F+)

Women. Can't live with 'em, can't live wi...screw it, have a drink.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:56 PM (mx5oN)

138 Weirddave thanks for the gun thread today.

It's weird - Mosin-Nagants are out of stock everywhere, for a while now, first time ever since they were available AFAIK. Yet no discussion of this has been found anywhere online in all my searches.

Not in the market for another one (have six), but going to call J ampersand G Sales in AZ this week just to inquire. Folks there are informal and helpful and they'll have at least one major retailer's-eye-view of what's going on.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2015 10:56 PM (afQnV)

139 114 Dead. Stupid.
You're still a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-------------------------
Wait!
All this time, and I never recognized you?
RK is my F'ing ex???
Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 10:52 PM (jO/A4)

Yeah, well she's a guy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (hcfn1)

140 Serious question - what's the diff between bourbon & rye?

A few of you smart military Morons have recommended that I try the rye when I mentioned Bulleit bourbon, so it must be similar.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (jO/A4)

141 59 Every time I see Sean Penn, I see a miserable human being. I know he's rich and famous but apparently thats not enough. Go figure.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 10:38 PM (NSDXI)

When I see him I see that laughable episode where he went down to New Orleans to rescue hurricane Katrina victims with a camera crew in tow to record his heroism. What an ass.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (7sART)

142 Sean Penn once wished that someone would 'die screaming from ass cancer'. The person held a different point of view from Penn. Nice guy.

Posted by: Karma Calling Sean at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (gwG9s)

143 I am willing to bet $10 cash that the bad guys in "Uprising" (aka Moon is a Harsh Mistress) are an Evil Corporation.

Any takers?
Posted by: Trimegistus


Nope. That's almost a lock.

The antagonists will be T.E.A. Inc. (a division of Hatey McKaykaykay).

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (JBzwC)

144 ChrisP, not sure where you're coming from. I'm all for objectivity. :-)

I also thought I made it clear that I had zero problem with the arsenic piece getting a rebuttal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (elbY7)

145 Anna, Any pics you know of with F4U's painted olive drab? By any users?

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 22, 2015 10:58 PM (C8x6r)

146 a fair bet, Bryan Singer was less annoying than usual in PoFP, but that's not saying much,

Posted by: admiral marcus at March 22, 2015 10:58 PM (0u/CC)

147 Serious question - what's the diff between bourbon & rye?

A few of you smart military Morons have recommended that I try the rye when I mentioned Bulleit bourbon, so it must be similar.
Posted by: shredded chi


Bourbon - corn based
Rye - get this, rye based.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:59 PM (JBzwC)

148 Snopes may be run by lefties, but it seems to do a pretty good job sticking to the truth and not letting ideology trump facts, most of the time.

Of course, there are probably folks here would would disagree.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 10:59 PM (elbY7)

149 >>>Whoops, glass is empty, gotta go get some more rye.

BREAKING WHISKEY NEWS:

Woodford Reserve makes a Rye now. I'm finishing a beer, but stand by for a review.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 10:59 PM (e+1S5)

150 140 Serious question - what's the diff between bourbon & rye?

A few of you smart military Morons have recommended that I try the rye when I mentioned Bulleit bourbon, so it must be similar.
Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (jO/A4)

Has to do with the grain it's distilled from. Bourbon has to be a certain percentage of corn, rye a certain percentage of, well, rye.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM (mx5oN)

151 Sometimes Snopes will make a monkey out of you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM (W5DcG)

152 Chi's a weird one. I'm passing out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM (WfCLx)

153 A few of you smart military Morons have recommended that I try the rye when I mentioned Bulleit bourbon, so it must be similar.
Posted by: shredded
------------------------------

I say, "No".
Tried the Bulleit rye..., just did not care for it at all. Just..., rough, and grassy.
YMMV.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM (vPh3W)

154 DC, sounds like you're a TMZ viewer too.

They're always doing "Breaking ___ News!!" kind of comedy stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM (elbY7)

155 Of course, there are probably folks here would would disagree.
Posted by: qdpsteve


I am one.

Their choice of topics is enough to conclude otherwise.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM (JBzwC)

156 Bye bye, Miss American Pie
drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
and good ol' boys were drinkin' whisky and rye
and singing, 'this'll be the day that I die'

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 11:01 PM (elbY7)

157 147 Bourbon - corn based
Rye - get this, rye based.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:59 PM


Yep. But bourbon can have some rye, and rye can have some corn -- in fact, it usually, but not always, does.

But bourbon tastes mostly of the sweetness of the corn, and the char of the barrel, and the things that those two do with age. Rye is spicy and complex and varies from a little bit sweet to hardly sweet at all. At its most rye-ish extremes, you can see the kinship to rye bread.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:01 PM (qyomX)

158 High West Rye if your still looking ...

Posted by: Jean at March 22, 2015 11:02 PM (ztOda)

159 MH - Heh. Wall.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:02 PM (vPh3W)

160 sigh, look at this place, I feel like I need a tetanus shot in here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:02 PM (gsfK5)

Posted by: The Impressive Clegyman at March 22, 2015 11:02 PM (dCUzJ)

162 Hello, Horde!

Off to read the comments now. BBL.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 22, 2015 11:03 PM (rJUlF)

163 153 A few of you smart military Morons have recommended that I try the rye when I mentioned Bulleit bourbon, so it must be similar.
Posted by: shredded
------------------------------

I say, "No".
Tried the Bulleit rye..., just did not care for it at all. Just..., rough, and grassy.
YMMV.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM (vPh3W)

Blasphemy! Your palate is blighted, sir!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:03 PM (mx5oN)

164 Luap Nor, just gonna guess here - El Salvador or Honduras? I believe they both flew F-4Us into the early 1980s.

(OK, forget my other idea - time machine set to September 1945, $500K in cash ..... imagine the war bird collection you could build, instantly, for storage in a cheap Mojave hangar .... gawd .... just take me back to 1979 - after the "Soccer War" in Central America, in which I think both sides used Corsairs)

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2015 11:03 PM (afQnV)

165 Steve,did you hear about the job on Friday?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:03 PM (hcfn1)

166 Maryland is done for. Kentucky will have problems with WVU's press. They are relentless.

Posted by: Genghis Cohen at March 22, 2015 11:03 PM (fLKzW)

167 153 I say, "No".
Tried the Bulleit rye..., just did not care for it at all. Just..., rough, and grassy.
YMMV.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:00 PM


Yeah, it may be some distance down the "ready for rye" continuum. Try the Sazerac. It's very easy to like. But do NOT spread the word. Stuff's hard to find from time to time already.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:03 PM (qyomX)

168 Wuuvvv..... Twue wuv..... Will fowwow you.... fowevah.....

Posted by: The Impressive Clergyman at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (dCUzJ)

169 if I were drinking here I'd cut every thing with bleach.




Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (gsfK5)

170 MH, I didn't so I sent a 'thank you for the interview' email to the attorneys' secretary.

Got a response that no decision has been made yet, give 'em another week. Which is what I'm doing. :-)

Will continue to keep you all posted. Am thinking they want me to start April 1.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (elbY7)

171 169 if I were drinking here I'd cut every thing with bleach.




Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (gsfK5)

Say what?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (mx5oN)

172 Rye, also, at one time was synonymous for rot-gut booze.

Which is why hipsters are finding it a convenient hobby horse as of late.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (JBzwC)

173 I used to make buckwheat sourdough that would foam over like it wanted to escape.
Just out of curiosity, does anyone make a buckwheat liquor?
And is it better than schnaps made out of beets?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 11:05 PM (t//F+)

174 Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (gsfK5)

Say what?
Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (mx5oN)



190 proof is not enough to sterilize the glass.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:05 PM (gsfK5)

175 Steve, my fingers are crossed for ya Bud. Plus I'll say a prayer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:05 PM (hcfn1)

176 Vendette, i think, recommended trying 100% rye the other night. Said it was much better than bourbon.

Going to Texas tomorrow, gonna look for some rye.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 11:05 PM (cWLG9)

177 MH, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 11:05 PM (elbY7)

178 174 Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (gsfK5)

Say what?
Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (mx5oN)



190 proof is not enough to sterilize the glass.
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:05 PM (gsfK5)

I still have no idea what you're taking about.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:06 PM (mx5oN)

179 And Anna Puma, since you have been summoned by Luap re F-4Us, let me toss another one out.

A few years back, a guy came into the museum, said he had almost completed the manuscript of a book on a secret Corsair unit that trained at El Centro in WWII. Their mission was to be counter-V-1 duty over the Channel. And they'd be the only Corsairs in the ETO.

As I recall, the timing was such that the Allied invasion and subsequent seizure of the V-1 launch sites obviated the mission, and the unit was folded into Pacific duty (Navy or USMC, I don't remember).

OK, gotta break for the wife's amazing Japanese curry with some Stella Artois, BBL.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2015 11:07 PM (afQnV)

180 Talking, not taking. Damned autocorrect.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:07 PM (mx5oN)

181 Vendette! I spent an evening soaked in scotch with Gingy and Weirddave not too long ago. You should have been there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:07 PM (gsfK5)

182 Blasphemy! Your palate is blighted, sir!
Posted by: Insomniac
------------------

I didn't spit it out..., I just didn't like it. Curiously, I've kind of enjoyed some other ryes in the past. Old Overholt. There do not seem to be many around these days.

BTW, for the kids here, Old Overholt was often referred to as 'Old Overcoat'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:07 PM (vPh3W)

183 190 proof is not enough to sterilize the glass.
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:05 PM (gsfK5)

I still have no idea what you're taking about.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:06 PM (mx5oN)

it is ok

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (gsfK5)

184 173 I used to make buckwheat sourdough that would foam over like it wanted to escape.
Just out of curiosity, does anyone make a buckwheat liquor?


This might be a hideous thought, or it might be genius. I'd try it.

Love Japanese buckwheat noodles (soba). I used to go to the big Japanese grocery and look for the darkest-colored, therefore most buckwheat tasting, noodles available. I grew up with buckwheat pancakes and acquired a taste.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (qyomX)

185 So, Mindy Kaling is foisted on me? Sorry, I've seen a lot of hotter Indian women.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (8zCR+)

186 I have been thinking a lot about the ridiculous state of modern physics, where most of the theory seems to be more and more outrageous fantasy that ignores the very basic nature of the universe and it's laws. "Dark matter", "multi-verses", string theory", no big bang.

To me it feels like the same horseshit that has captured most other scientific disciplines (see climate "science") has also captured physics. Of course, I speak as a non-STEM guy, so I am likely full of shit.

OTOH, what if someone took that old, discredited "theory" that the Earth is the center of the universe, and assumed it wad actually true, and took a new look (and recalculated everything) at what we know about the universe?

Perhaps we would find that instead of having to make uo more and more outrageous theories to fit everyrhing together, the universe might actually make sense.

Or perhaps this is a mentally deficient way of restating the cosmological anthropic principal.

Or, maybe giving up drinking for Lent was a bad idea.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (xfboZ)

187 Rye, also, at one time was synonymous for rot-gut booze.


And before this it was considered fine booze from which high society fashioned the Old Fashioned.

Posted by: History Repeats at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (1vYi0)

188 Luap Nor. it seems FAA flew them in blue.
http://www.fleetairarm.com/exhibit/Corsair-KD-431/2-4-18.aspx

But there are indications some were in Sea Gray/Green camouflage like Seafires.
http://f4ucorsair.freeforums.org/raf-corsairs-t188.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 11:09 PM (XN4TX)

189 Vendette, i think, recommended trying 100% rye the other night. Said it was much better than bourbon.
----------------------

Canadians have a thing for rye.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:10 PM (vPh3W)

190 152 Chi's a weird one. I'm passing out.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
-------------------------
Well, I've been called worse, but, OK.See ya another day, maybe.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:10 PM (jO/A4)

191 Just out of curiosity, does anyone make a buckwheat liquor?
And is it better than schnaps made out of beets?
Posted by: Kindltot


Buckwheat - Some Japanese and Korean brewers make a Sochu/Soju from buck, although most are from random veggie scraps.

Schnaps is a class unto itself, which is to say, schnaps is something best left to our Deutscher freunde.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:10 PM (JBzwC)

192 187 Rye, also, at one time was synonymous for rot-gut booze.
And before this it was considered fine booze from which high society fashioned the Old Fashioned.


That's how I heard the story. That Rye was the king of fine American Whiskey before Prohibition, and Bourbon took over afterwards. No idea why.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:10 PM (qyomX)

193 Beet schnaps? Yup, quantity not quality.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:11 PM (hcfn1)

194 I think you posted a link about the Soccer War a few months back. That was an interesting read.

I'll have to do some research but think there are also some M-24 Chaffee's still on active duty in Central America too.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 22, 2015 11:11 PM (GoyxN)

195 >>147 Bourbon - corn based

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 10:59 PM


Just like the finest Champagne!

Posted by: Steve Croft at March 22, 2015 11:11 PM (wM9k+)

196 Ok, Woodford Rye.

It's...ok. For the money, go with Bulleit. It's good, but I think I just prefer bourbon. I'll make a manhattan with it this week and see how it goes.

With one bigass ice cube in it, the Woodford Rye just tastes a little...I dunno, thin. Just not much there in terms of flavor. And almost no smell. Weird.

Anyway, its fine, but Bulleit is better. Don't worry, it won't go to waste.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 11:12 PM (e+1S5)

197 I'll have to do some research but think there are also some M-24 Chaffee's still on active duty in Central America too.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 22, 2015 11:11 PM

Not surprised. The Chaffee was a brilliant tank. Old though.

Posted by: otho at March 22, 2015 11:12 PM (tBSrv)

198 So, Mindy Kaling is foisted on me? Sorry, I've seen a lot of hotter Indian women.
Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (8zCR+)

how many Indians are there? she is not even in the top half.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:12 PM (gsfK5)

199 That's how I heard the story. That Rye was the king of fine American Whiskey before Prohibition, and Bourbon took over afterwards. No idea why.

I think rye lost back when the whiskey rebellion broke out.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2015 11:13 PM (cWLG9)

200 ... Bourbon took over afterwards. No idea why.


Ethanol subsidies.

Posted by: Iowan Corn Slut at March 22, 2015 11:13 PM (1vYi0)

201 >>147 Bourbon - corn based
Posted by: weft cut-loop

Just like the finest Champagne!
Posted by: Steve Croft


I wrote "corn" not "corn-hole".

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:13 PM (JBzwC)

202 how many Indians are there?

A lot fewer after the white man gave out all those smallpox blankets.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:14 PM (mx5oN)

203 Punishment over?
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2015 10:28 PM (KdKJi)


Don't kid yourself. We are our own worst punishment.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:14 PM (Q819Q)

204 qdpSteve,
Good luck on the interview!

Posted by: ChrisP at March 22, 2015 11:14 PM (Ib3Td)

205 Bulleit

Owned by the same company that owns Guinness now, Diageo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:15 PM (JBzwC)

206 how many Indians are there?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:12 PM


I'm gonna go with... not many.

Posted by: custer at March 22, 2015 11:15 PM (tBSrv)

207 The beatings will continue. No quip about morale, the beatings will just plain continue.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 11:15 PM (mx5oN)

208 ChrisP, thanks! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 11:15 PM (elbY7)

209 how many Indians are there? she is not even in the top half.
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:12 PM (gsfK5)


Well, the top 50% includes zero males, if you ask me. Of course, we're not talking about my preferences here, so who knows?

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:15 PM (Q819Q)

210 I think the Honduran Corsairs were still blue. And IIRC the Norwegians when they had M-24s upgunned them to pack a 90mm.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 11:15 PM (XN4TX)

211 Sharkman, you are basically on "forget it, he's on a roll" territory, and I would not want to derail you. But if physics were going to succumb to modernism, it would be the very last discipline to do so, right before mathematics. Those guys have their sh!t together.

I remember reading an anecdote from one of Gary Taubes' books. He's a science journalist who has most recently written books about the obesity epidemic and nutrition. But before that he wrote a book about particle physics, chronicling the discovery of the Z particle, or maybe the W particle.

In contrasting the two disciplines, physics and nutrition, he talks about attending scientific conferences for each. At the physics conference, someone would present a paper, and the attendees would rip it to shreds, probing every possible weak point. At the nutrition conference, they would say "good job, nice going." Guess who has better science?

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:16 PM (qyomX)

212 Here's my idea of a cool superpower. I want the ability to make someone say exactly what they really think while they think they are saying what they want people to hear.

I would go around to political speeches and cause absolute havoc!

Posted by: JB1000 at March 22, 2015 11:16 PM (WLJbV)

213 how many Indians are there? she is not even in the top half.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 22, 2015 11:12 PM (gsfK5)


Over a billion, and yeah she's not in the top half.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:17 PM (8zCR+)

214 That is the truth about stupid people. I called my older brother's ex wife today to ask where in NM their friend had home. She asked him to call me & he did.
Home, that he hasn't been in three years & tried to sell & no one wanted, must be a reason, is in Gallup, NM. Gallup has highest rate of crime, violent crimes & the likes, in all of New Mexico.
This man told me only problem was drunken American Indians a week to two per month because they aren't allowed to drink on reservations.
Old Blue told me any place over I40 has winter & they do!

That's off NM list. More to follow.

Posted by: Carol at March 22, 2015 11:17 PM (sj3Ax)

215 BTW, for the kids here, Old Overholt was often referred to as 'Old Overcoat'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:07 PM (vPh3W)


Yes. Because it made you feel warm whilst you were busy freezing to death.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:18 PM (Q819Q)

216 37
29 wish for superpowers get all the money and bitches you want.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at March 22, 2015 10:31 PM (wMP+e)



Disregard females. Acquire currency.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2015 10:33 PM (mx5oN)


You're about to get a "tough love" lesson about that from the Weimar Fed -- they're contemplating QE4.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2015 11:18 PM (T1005)

217 4 I don't get the comic strip. *ponders*

Posted by: Y-not at March 22, 2015 10:25 PM (9BRsg)



Money can't by love but it can buy something that looks and acts just like it?

..

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:18 PM (o2yvE)

218 Or, maybe giving up drinking for Lent was a bad idea.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (xfboZ)


I think it feels like epicycles prior to Keppler and Ether Theory prior to that experiment looking for doppler red-shift.
There is something going on but the current research is trying to explain it from current models. I'm betting on Vacuum energy or something similar, but when your theory gets as complicated as all that it is time to start looking at different explanations.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 11:18 PM (t//F+)

219 the likes, in all of New Mexico.
This man told me only problem was drunken American Indians a week to two per month because they aren't allowed to drink on reservations.
Old Blue told me any place over I40 has winter & they do!

That's off NM list. More to follow.
Posted by: Carol


Wow.

There's a novel in there, Carol.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:18 PM (JBzwC)

220 At the physics conference, someone would present a paper, and the attendees would rip it to shreds, probing every possible weak point. At the nutrition conference, they would say "good job, nice going." Guess who has better science?
Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:16 PM (qyomX)

And that's why global warming is also junk science. If you make a paper that supports the consensus, they praise your work. If you make a paper that refutes it, they shout you down. Honest science is everyone testing your theory against experiments and data to see if it stands up to scrutiny.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:19 PM (3HxZe)

221 Tonight's post brought to you by choose wisely

She has one wish left. He may still get to captain his own starship.

Posted by: t-bird at March 22, 2015 11:20 PM (FcR7P)

222 Anyway, night all

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 22, 2015 11:20 PM (XN4TX)

223 212 Here's my idea of a cool superpower. I want the ability to make someone say exactly what they really think while they think they are saying what they want people to hear.

I would go around to political speeches and cause absolute havoc!

Posted by: JB1000 at March 22, 2015 11:16 PM (WLJbV)


I like that. I don't want anything fancy...just to turn anyone to ash.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:20 PM (o2yvE)

224 Evening morons. Barely survived a brutal night's work last night, stayed 2 hours past the end of my shift. Today is much more promising, so far.

I think Cruz may be moving into my 2nd choice slot at this time. Walker seems to be stepping on his crank the past couple of weeks, though those could be just some hiccups. Still have Perry at #1, I think executive experience trumps AG/Senator, though ideologically/philosophically Cruz does seem to enjoy a slight edge. I certainly would not complain about either Texan taking office at this time.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 22, 2015 11:20 PM (b2cFu)

225 Thanks again for another great bookmark Anna.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 22, 2015 11:21 PM (RQ2Z6)

226 At the nutrition conference, they would say "good job, nice going." Guess who has better science?
Posted by: Splunge


Yeah, I feel sorry for those few gents and ladies that actually stick to scientific values and dip into Nutrition as a profession.

Nutrition seems almost 0 steps removed from astrology.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:22 PM (JBzwC)

227 Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 22, 2015 11:20 PM (b2cFu)

I could happily vote for Cruz/Walker or Walker/Cruz.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:22 PM (3HxZe)

228 Honest science is everyone testing your theory against experiments and data to see if it stands up to scrutiny.
Posted by: Cato
-----------------

You'll be hearing from my lawyers.

Posted by: Michael Mann at March 22, 2015 11:22 PM (vPh3W)

229 Kindletot, care to share your buckwheat sourdough technique and recipe ?

Posted by: Steck at March 22, 2015 11:23 PM (5i94q)

230 Nutrition seems almost 0 steps removed from astrology.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:22 PM (JBzwC)

That's pretty much the state of almost all of the "soft sciences", too. Barely more credible than astrology.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:23 PM (3HxZe)

231 G'nite Anna

Posted by: Michael Mann at March 22, 2015 11:23 PM (vPh3W)

232 I could happily vote for Cruz/Walker or Walker/Cruz.

Ah... me and my walker on a cruise... In a mumu!

Posted by: Hillary! at March 22, 2015 11:24 PM (FcR7P)

233 Off fake climate guy sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:24 PM (vPh3W)

234 Carol, have you checked out Tennessee? Might be a state you want to look into. Low tax from what I've seen.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:24 PM (8zCR+)

235 Or, maybe giving up drinking for Lent was a bad idea.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (xfboZ)

Ding-ding-ding!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 22, 2015 11:24 PM (rJUlF)

236 214 That is the truth about stupid people. I called my older brother's ex wife today to ask where in NM their friend had home. She asked him to call me & he did.
Home, that he hasn't been in three years & tried to sell & no one wanted, must be a reason, is in Gallup, NM. Gallup has highest rate of crime, violent crimes & the likes, in all of New Mexico.

----

No lie, my trailer trash extended family is from the Gallup, NM area. They will be pleased to know they are famous.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (FQfik)

237 I'm currently consuming Guiness Blonde American Lager. Its a pretty solid beer. Nothing fancy. Its what Miller/Budweiser/Coors should be if they didn't add garbage with the Hops and Barley.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (NSDXI)

238 That's pretty much the state of almost all of the "soft sciences", too. Barely more credible than astrology.
Posted by: Cato
-------------------------

If you are speaking of Deconstruction Theory and Literature, you'll be hearing from my lawyers.

Posted by: Stanley Fish at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (vPh3W)

239 235 Or, maybe giving up drinking for Lent was a bad idea.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 22, 2015 11:08 PM (xfboZ)

Ding-ding-ding!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 22, 2015 11:24 PM (rJUlF)


I should have given up booze. I tried being better person. Epic fail.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (o2yvE)

240 Ok, it's confirmed. Bob Owens of Bearing Arms dot com is a closet Moron.

Just talked about losing all his guns in a tragic boating accident on twitter.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (e+1S5)

241 Superpower?
That's an easy one - I've known since I was 9 or 10 what it would be.

Control Time.

Just think about what you could do...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (jO/A4)

242 Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 22, 2015 11:24 PM (rJUlF)

Hi Capt. Did you use your radio voice?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (hcfn1)

243 No, the comic makes no sense, because if it really was true love, he wouldn't be regretting it at the sight of a space ship.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (Q819Q)

244 I'm currently consuming Guiness Blonde American Lager.

That is either outright sacrilege or the Irish have been pissing in bottles to see if Americans will drink it.

Posted by: t-bird at March 22, 2015 11:27 PM (FcR7P)

245 I should have given up booze. I tried being better person. Epic fail.
Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (o2yvE)

Old Catholic secret. Give up restraint.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:27 PM (3HxZe)

246 Who is this invisible Mindy chick?

Posted by: Slumdog Snoop at March 22, 2015 11:27 PM (gwG9s)

247 243 No, the comic makes no sense, because if it really was true love, he wouldn't be regretting it at the sight of a space ship.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (Q819Q)


...I don't know...a SPACE SHIP!

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:28 PM (o2yvE)

248 Have you ruled out Texas, Carol? We really don't say Howdy that much anymore...

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 22, 2015 11:28 PM (FQfik)

249 This year I gave up hope for Lent. I think next year I will just give up Lent

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:28 PM (hcfn1)

250 Control Time.

Just think about what you could do...
Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (jO/A4)


Watch your loved ones die in millions of different ways as you futilely try again and again to stop it from happening?

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:29 PM (Q819Q)

251 Hello 'ronns and 'ettes.
Any wish you want.
I'd go for the money personally, power and women are overrated if you ask the king of hell.
But I'm gonna come a calling in ten years.
(Said in best douchey British voice).

Posted by: Crowley at March 22, 2015 11:29 PM (bqjwL)

252 >>>Old Catholic secret. Give up restraint.


I'm not a practicing anything, but I gave up sobriety. So far, so good.

Next year I'm going to give up my current no hookers and no blow policy.

It was a stupid policy anyway.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)

253 245 I should have given up booze. I tried being better person. Epic fail.
Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (o2yvE)

Old Catholic secret. Give up restraint.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:27 PM (3HxZe)


I'm Catholic. Nice. but jail.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:29 PM (o2yvE)

254 OK. I took a hot minute, but MH earns threadwinner @ 249.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:30 PM (jO/A4)

255
226 At the nutrition conference, they would say "good job, nice going." Guess who has better science?
Posted by: Splunge

Yeah, I feel sorry for those few gents and ladies that actually stick to scientific values and dip into Nutrition as a profession.

Nutrition seems almost 0 steps removed from astrology.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:22 PM (JBzwC)

Scientific research is a candy store booby-trapped with all sorts of pretty things that are going to totally fuck you up.

Even in the more straightforward arenas like chemistry and physics your work can be full of holes, and when you venture into biology and human psychology, hoo boy.

Don't be a scientist unless you are prepared to have your work ripped to shreds and if that never happens to your work, you aren't doing science and neither are your colleagues.

Posted by: eman at March 22, 2015 11:30 PM (MQEz6)

256 No, the comic makes no sense, because if it really was true love, he wouldn't be regretting it at the sight of a space ship.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions


This is correct.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:30 PM (JBzwC)

257 When I see him I see that laughable episode where he went down to New Orleans to rescue hurricane Katrina victims with a camera crew in tow to record his heroism. What an ass.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2015 10:57 PM (7sART)

Yeah, I remember seeing a picture of him heroically bailing water out of a boat with a plastic cup. That was helpful, I'm sure.

Talk about a stupid person who doesn't know he's stupid...

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at March 22, 2015 11:30 PM (+XMAD)

258 Hi Capt. Did you use your radio voice?,
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (hcfn1)

With one hand over my ear, rollin' like Gary Owens.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 22, 2015 11:31 PM (rJUlF)

259 243
No, the comic makes no sense, because if it really was true love, he wouldn't be regretting it at the sight of a space ship.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (Q819Q)


He didn't specify whose true love.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (T1005)

260 Don't be a scientist unless you are prepared to have your work ripped to shreds and if that never happens to your work, you aren't doing science and neither are your colleagues.

Posted by: eman at March 22, 2015 11:30 PM (MQEz6)


Unless you're a Global Warming advocate and then its settled.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (o2yvE)

261 Kindletot, care to share your buckwheat sourdough technique and recipe

Posted by: Steck at March 22, 2015 11:23 PM (5i94q)


I don't. I used Fleischman's baking yeast and half and half unbleached wheat and buckwheat flour mixed the day before, and made them into hotcakes in the morning, probably with brown sugar and salad oil.
I think I was using Bob's Red Barn brand buckwheat flour.

You need the sugar to get a decent brown cooked color, and the oil is to keep it from sticking too much. This was back pre-recipes for me and I was trying to figure out what worked.

I later figured out that recipes worked better.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (t//F+)

262 243 No, the comic makes no sense, because if it really was true love, he wouldn't be regretting it at the sight of a space ship.
Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM (Q819Q)


Do I actually get to be an authority here, merely because I've read every one of the PBF comics online? Well, so be it.

The protagonist pictured is obviously not an adult, but a sort of proto-adult. He wished for, and got, true love. He has it. And then he looks back, and sees others getting cool spaceships, being superman, wheelbarrows full of money, and he doubts whether true love was the right choice, or, more accurately, he sighs and says "ok, true love, I guess."

So what does that mean? That it was not really true love? No, I think it means that he is still not a grown-up, that the child within him still thinks those other things might be much cooler, because he does not have enough life experience to know that that's not true. It's kind of a deep message. But PBF specializes in messages that are simultaneously super-easy to get at a superficial level, and which nevertheless make you think for a long while afterwards.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (qyomX)

263

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 11:04 PM (elbY7)

I'm so glad to hear that! Good luck!

Posted by: stace at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (ImzkZ)

264 244: the Irish have been pissing in bottles to see if Americans will drink it.


Don't judge. I'm sure that is some protected fetish now. Bigot!!

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (NSDXI)

265 CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by: Mike in the Hinterlands at March 22, 2015 11:33 PM (FoBSW)

266 Watch your loved ones die in millions of different ways as you futilely try again and again to stop it from happening?

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions
-------------------------
That isn't how this works, Buzzkill.
That isn't how any of this works.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:33 PM (jO/A4)

267 With one hand over my ear, rollin' like Gary Owens.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March

Most excellent. You had a couple of great shifts last week. Sounds like you are really feeling better. I'm happy about that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:33 PM (hcfn1)

268 Superpower? That's an easy one - I've known since I was 9 or 10 what it would be. Control Time. Just think about what you could do...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:26 PM

Depending on how it works, yeah... that would be pretty powerful.

Posted by: custer at March 22, 2015 11:34 PM (tBSrv)

269 Unless you're a Global Warming advocate and then its settled.
Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (o2yvE)

If I weren't so boringly honest, I could use that for the scam of the century.

Write bogus global warming papers. Get massive amounts of grant money, stick grant money in offshore acounts, denounce the whole thing as a fraud and go be a mega-millionaire in a non-extradition country?

If anyone actually tries it and makes it work, cut me in for a slice?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:34 PM (3HxZe)

270 Why doesn't the comic strip boy have a nose? That's just stoopid.

Posted by: Miss Teen U.S. America at March 22, 2015 11:34 PM (Dwehj)

271 Evening, all.

I got to perform a magical little orchestral piece for the first time last night, so I'm sharing it.

Next time you need a calming sanity break, wheel out this little gem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SlA4y7piQU

Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin," 4 movements, about 18 minutes long.

This isn't me playing, but it's a nice presentation.

Posted by: Piercello, no longer on the road at March 22, 2015 11:35 PM (QJCCx)

272 But PBF specializes in messages that are simultaneously super-easy to get at a superficial level, and which nevertheless make you think for a long while afterwards.
Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (qyomX)


That and unicorns impaling bullies.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 22, 2015 11:35 PM (10ydV)

273 Sean Penn is considered an intellectual by Hollywood standards. There's a gallows humor to it all.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:35 PM (NSDXI)

274 True love is not perfect love

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:36 PM (hcfn1)

275 Ok, it's confirmed. Bob Owens of Bearing Arms dot com is a closet Moron.



Just talked about losing all his guns in a tragic boating accident on twitter.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (e+1S5)
Well, yea.
He retweeted something from a gun thread I did a while back, linking here, and he commented here on my Fundamental Concepts-Molon Labe thread.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 22, 2015 11:36 PM (WvS3w)

276 Since I'm in the company of fellow morons, yeah, I've always felt super lucky not to be stupid. But the non-stupid have this fucking cross all the time, so it would be nice to be ign'ant, I think. I don't know. I know enough to know what I don't know. That's my torture.

Posted by: Kalneva at March 22, 2015 11:36 PM (3pQOs)

277 One wish? That's pretty easy...money. I want enough to be able to take care of myself and my family while doing all the things I've always wanted to do -- learn to paint, see all the landmarks of the USA, record an album -- all without having to worry about bills and medical costs. Power corrupts, and I already have to love of friends and family. I'd just want to be financially secure.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 22, 2015 11:36 PM (rJUlF)

278 I already have the ultimate super power: cynical detachment.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:36 PM (Q819Q)

279
273 Sean Penn is considered an intellectual by Hollywood standards. There's a gallows humor to it all.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work


You mean it would be funny if he was hung?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:37 PM (hcfn1)

280 Posted by: Kalneva at March 22, 2015 11:36 PM (3pQOs)

The worst part about being smart enough to know better is always being dragged into it anyway by the people who ain't.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:37 PM (3HxZe)

281 He didn't specify whose true love.....
Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2015 11:32 PM (T1005)


Bill Clinton's, maybe?

"Man, she had a mouth like a double wide full of kittens. It was awesome."

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:38 PM (Q819Q)

282 stace, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2015 11:38 PM (elbY7)

283 It's kind of a deep message. But PBF specializes in messages that are simultaneously super-easy to get at a superficial level, and which nevertheless make you think for a long while afterwards.
Posted by: Splunge


Just for the sake of internet argument; you're wrong.

True Love. Not blabba blabba blabba a unremarkable marriage to a decent gal in an average town.

True love is every bit fictional as superpowers or fantastic adventures on far off places.

True Love is every bit as seductive as those other choices. The character showing even a bit of regret is illogical per se.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:39 PM (JBzwC)

284 "I'm currently consuming Guiness Blonde American Lager. Its a pretty solid beer. Nothing fancy. Its what Miller/Budweiser/Coors should be if they didn't add garbage with the Hops and Barley."

And for "garbage", read rice.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 22, 2015 11:39 PM (noWW6)

285 The best wish I've ever heard of is "always having correct change". No matter what you want to buy, from a stick of gum to a trip into space on a Soyuz, you reach into your pocket and pull out exactly enough to pay for it, in whatever the accepted form of currency is.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:40 PM (3HxZe)

286 Get massive amounts of grant money, stick grant
money in offshore avccounts, denounce the whole thing as a fraud and go be
a mega-millionaire in a non-extradition country?



If anyone actually tries it and makes it work, cut me in for a slice?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:34 PM (3HxZe)


You don't understand how grants work. A grant comes to a university, against which you can charge expenses. You never have title; the Feds don't just give John Q. Public a check for a million bucks. The university takes roughly about two-thirds of the grant off the top for overheads - those administrators and grievance studies assholes don't come cheap - leaving you with ca. one-third of the grant to actually do any work with. At no time do you have the full sum (or indeed, any part of the sum) of the grant in your hot little hand.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2015 11:40 PM (oKE6c)

287 Most excellent. You had a couple of great shifts last week. Sounds like you are really feeling better. I'm happy about that
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:33 PM (hcfn1)

Thank you for listening, MH!

I hadn't realized how much my health, and then the depression post-surgery, was affecting my work until recently. I'm back to where I look forward to doing to on-air shift again. It's a good feeling.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 22, 2015 11:40 PM (rJUlF)

288 Don't be a scientist unless you are prepared to
have your work ripped to shreds and if that never happens to your work,
you aren't doing science and neither are your colleagues.





Posted by: eman at March 22, 2015 11:30 PM (MQEz6)


Like the 97% of scientists that believe in global warming.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (8zCR+)

289 http://weaselzippers.us/218108-why-some-feminists-can-be-very-scary/

I would retrieve a river lost firearm for her to end he misery

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (hcfn1)

290 Why doesn't the comic strip boy have a nose? That's just stoopid.
Posted by: Miss Teen U.S. America


Ok. You made me laugh. Heh.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (JBzwC)

291 279: You work in the media, don't you?

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (NSDXI)

292 I've come around over time to consider the one thing to wish for is super luck. It covers a hell of a lot of things and you're likely to get anything and everything you set your mind on, barring the impossible. You'd get a ton of the many different things that people wish for, but would constitute a single wish unto itself.

I'd take super luck.

Posted by: otho at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (tBSrv)

293 273 Sean Penn is considered an intellectual by Hollywood standards.



So he actually graduated from high school? Half of Hollywood failed to do that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2015 11:42 PM (oKE6c)

294 >>>Well, yea.He retweeted something from a gun thread I did a while back, linking here, and he commented here on my Fundamental Concepts-Molon Labe thread.

Ooh, look at me, I'm a cob-logger and get retweeted by famous people!

Jerk.

I did like the gun thread today, especially the discussion about Mosins suddenly disappearing. I care because the paperwork for my C&R goes out this week. Only a few months ago, Classic Firearms had crates of Mosins for like $1200, or $60 per rifle. Not no mo'.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 22, 2015 11:42 PM (e+1S5)

295 Cruz hasn't even announced yet and he already has the Libs shitting themselves.
This is a very good thing.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 22, 2015 11:42 PM (JgC5a)

296 I'd take super luck.
Posted by: otho at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (tBSrv)

Bad luck is also luck. Your shoes just spontaneously combusted, your wife locked you out and moved the mailman in, and everywhere you go, it's raining.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM (3HxZe)

297 295 Cruz hasn't even announced yet and he already has the Libs shitting themselves.
This is a very good thing.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 22, 2015 11:42 PM (JgC5a)


I thought that was a regular thing for Libs.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM (o2yvE)

298 And again, the only correct answer is "infinite wishes".

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM (JBzwC)

299 Like the 97% of scientists that believe in global warming.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (8zCR+)




Rubbish stat. Ninety-seven percent of the clowns who worked on the IPCC believe in it, but that's like saying that 99% of the people attending a synagogue believe in Judaism.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM (oKE6c)

300 "Man, she had a mouth like a double wide full of kittens. It was awesome."

Ok, after the downer comic, that caught me completely by surprise.

Posted by: t-bird at March 22, 2015 11:44 PM (FcR7P)

301 298 And again, the only correct answer is "infinite wishes".
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM (JBzwC)

That's technically cheating.

Omnipotence, however, is probably more valid.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (3HxZe)

302 I read every PBF comic within a few days of its on-line publication. I think the "proto-adult" analysis is close, but wrong. Gurewitch is just making fun of the idea that true love is worth something, because super powers & rocket ships are awesome. To children like him.

I mean, true love isn't really possible in the human sphere, in the way that people imagine in movies; but if you work hard enough, & put up with enough crap, & find someone who can put up with enough of your crap for long enough, you can get something pretty fucking awesome.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (Q819Q)

303 Bad luck is also luck. Your shoes just spontaneously combusted, your wife locked you out and moved the mailman in, and everywhere you go, it's raining.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM

Super good luck, naturally. I wouldn't be stupid enough to fall into that trap... "What's your wish?" ... "super luck.... oh, shit..."

Posted by: otho at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (tBSrv)

304 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2015 11:37 PM (3HxZe)

Yeah, most especially when it's your kid who you thought you had reared better than that. Then send them to university and see a whole lifetime of lessons unlearned. Not all. Only the political. So there's still hope. (I hope!)

Posted by: Kalneva at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (3pQOs)

305
291 279: You work in the media, don't you?
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:41 PM (NSDXI)

Naw, just wanted clarification.,to be honest I would probably not lose any sleep about it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (hcfn1)

306 and everywhere you go, it's raining

Douglas Adams covered that. It just means you're a rain god, not that you have bad luck.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (UVfht)

307 "But PBF specializes in messages that are simultaneously super-easy to get at a superficial level, and which nevertheless make you think for a long while afterwards."

And sometimes they're more basic than that.

http://tinyurl.com/ou3kz8f

In general, though, being funny and insightful and showing artistic chops in four or fewer panels with minimal exposition? Hard. Damn hard. I couldn't do that.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 22, 2015 11:46 PM (noWW6)

308 The U.S. Americans should have much better comic strips. And maps. Like the South Africans do.

Posted by: Miss Teen U.S. America at March 22, 2015 11:46 PM (Dwehj)

309 I mean, true love isn't really possible in the human sphere, in the way that people imagine in movies; but if you work hard enough, & put up with enough crap, & find someone who can put up with enough of your crap for long enough, you can get something pretty fucking awesome.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (Q819Q)



I just keep the Mrs. toasted. Only way she stayed with me for 23+.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:47 PM (o2yvE)

310 283 Just for the sake of internet argument; you're wrong.

Oh I do love internet argument. I even love being wrong; I might learn something.

True Love is every bit as seductive as those other choices. The character showing even a bit of regret is illogical per se.

But I don't think you've given me anything to work with here. Your argument appears to amount to "no one could ever 'get' this comic as its very premise is so illogical that no one could hope to ever understand it." And yet the writer got it, and intended that people would get it, and I got it, and probably some others did too. So if we're going to have an internet argument, I think you need to tell me what I did not get, and you did, that is consistent with the idea that the author intended to write a comic that people would understand?

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:47 PM (qyomX)

311 I mean, true love isn't really possible in the human sphere, in the way that people imagine in movies; but if you work hard enough, & put up with enough crap, & find someone who can put up with enough of your crap for long enough, you can get something pretty fucking awesome.
Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:45 PM (Q819Q)

^^this^^

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:47 PM (hcfn1)

312 305: I don't want Sean Penn hanging from the gallows. He is more useful alive actually. He is so profoundly stupid, the leftys I work with find him an embarrassment.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:48 PM (NSDXI)

313 Rubbish stat. Ninety-seven percent of the clowns who worked on the IPCC believe in it, but that's like saying that 99% of the people attending a synagogue believe in Judaism.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM (oKE6c)


But but but consensus and settled science and shut-up you deniers.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:48 PM (8zCR+)

314 And again, the only correct answer is "infinite wishes".

Man value too lightly what comes too easily ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critical ... at March 22, 2015 11:48 PM (nSOh+)

315 "What's your wish?" ... "super luck.... oh, shit..."

How badly would President Shit Midas fuck up at the well?

Posted by: t-bird at March 22, 2015 11:48 PM (FcR7P)

316 Oh....incident from today.



Background -- we have these "pop-up greenhouses" so that we can grow stuff that is even more tropical than our "it freezes every other year and snows every 20" candyass climate can grow. And it's time to reclaim our patio. So we're tearing all the sheltered plants in pots -- gingers, succulents, orchids, lemongrass, etc. -- out, and collapsing the tents. So we have weird stuff everywhere....



Late in the game, after we've sorted them out to places they won't immediately croak (ferns in full sun, etc.), I'm watering everybody. We let 'em dry out pretty hard 'cause we'd be moving so many.



So I'm going toward one of our water valves to turn off a sprayer and there's a tropical cactus in the way that really shouldn't be there. Figuring that it might bite me in the leg, I stepped a little wide and promptly slipped on a wet piece of plastic (that really shouldn't have been there)....and when it looked like the resulting sprawl was going to end up with me face-down with the aforementioned cactus embedded in my chest, I actually said something loud enough for the fiancee to react (and probably audible two blocks away).



That being the word "SHIT!!!!"




I managed to avoid this fate by about six inches.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2015 11:48 PM (T1005)

317 Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2015 11:43 PM (oKE6c)

But but but consensus and settled science and shut-up you deniers.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:48 PM (8zCR+)

Spoken like a H8er

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:49 PM (hcfn1)

318 denounce the whole thing as a fraud and go be a mega-millionaire in a non-extradition country?

If anyone actually tries it and makes it work, cut me in for a slice?
Posted by: Cato
------------------------

Pro Tip: Skip the denunciation. You don't have to flee.

Posted by: Jonathan Gruber at March 22, 2015 11:49 PM (vPh3W)

319 Also, 24-botttle cases of Czechvar at the corner store for $10. *hic*

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 22, 2015 11:50 PM (Q819Q)

320 307 "But PBF specializes in messages that are simultaneously super-easy to get at a superficial level, and which nevertheless make you think for a long while afterwards."
And sometimes they're more basic than that.
http://tinyurl.com/ou3kz8f


Heh. And yet, that was one of the ones I had in mind for "make you think for a long while afterwards," because it implicitly asked "what other kinds of 'deviance' do we have the wrong idea about" in a subtle way.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:50 PM (qyomX)

321 Bad luck is also luck. Your shoes just spontaneously combusted, your wife locked you out and moved the mailman in, and everywhere you go, it's raining.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party
-------------------------
At least the rain would put his shoes out, no?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:50 PM (jO/A4)

322 312 305: I don't want Sean Penn hanging from the gallows. He is more useful alive actually. He is so profoundly stupid, the leftys I work with find him an embarrassment.
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:48 PM


I treasure the idea that something like that is actually happening to Obama about now. I don't even have to stretch to think it's happening to Hillary. So much clay in the feet of lefty idols...

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:52 PM (qyomX)

323 First Sunday of Spring ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579667139721744384

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579667730795614208

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579667966809133056

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579668345542197249

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2015 11:52 PM (GrXXa)

324 But but but consensus and settled science and shut-up you deniers.


Yous want that sweet sweet taxpayer money when 'The Shit' happens, you'll play along, if you know whats good for you? Know what I'm talkin' about, Yo?

Posted by: FEMA at March 22, 2015 11:53 PM (NSDXI)

325 So do you have to know the cartoonists other cartoons and worldview to get at the deeper meaning.

Cause I think its kinda funny without exploring the meaning of 'true love'...like 'oops...I fucked up.'

But I'm not deep and all.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 22, 2015 11:54 PM (o2yvE)

326 Happy-ish Sunday Evening ...

Busy busy busy ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critical ... at March 22, 2015 11:54 PM (nSOh+)

327 302 I read every PBF comic within a few days of its on-line publication. I think the "proto-adult" analysis is close, but wrong. Gurewitch is just making fun of the idea that true love is worth something, because super powers & rocket ships are awesome. To children like him.

Valid alternate interpretation. I have no idea whether he intended your take on it, or mine, or one that neither of us has imagined. That's part of the fun of PBF.

I've wondered how many interpretations there might be of the "Super Dancy Magic Prancy" cartoon.

Posted by: Splunge at March 22, 2015 11:54 PM (qyomX)

328 And yet the writer got it, and intended that people would get it, and I got it, and probably some others did too. So if we're going to have an internet argument, I think you need to tell me what I did not get, and you did, that is consistent with the idea that the author intended to write a comic that people would understand?
Posted by: Splunge


Pullin' out the Jeff G. card here:

What does the word 'True' mean?

Either it means what it means or it doesn't.

You and the cartoonist can't insist on an imperfect meaning of the word. He's wrong to shade it with the idea that 'true' is somehow 'un-true.'

This ain't rocket science, yo.

Pick one; 'True Love' or 'Meh'

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2015 11:54 PM (JBzwC)

329 Race Talk ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579680906471993344

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579681113347649536

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579681440029343744

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579681646548525056

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579681921069899776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579684359562797056

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2015 11:55 PM (GrXXa)

330 Obviously he's looking back longingly at the spaceship because his true love just introduced her two kids from her previous marriage and he's realized what a mistake he made.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 22, 2015 11:55 PM (10ydV)

331 Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2015 11:52 PM (GrXXa)

You have quite the makings of a weatherman, sir!

Posted by: Adriane the Critical ... at March 22, 2015 11:55 PM (nSOh+)

332 I don't want Sean Penn hanging from the gallows.

How about if they used a bungee cord so he just bounced up and down?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2015 11:56 PM (W5DcG)

333 Race Talk ONT Compliance Pics

That's not funny!

Posted by: Starbucks' Howard Schultz at March 22, 2015 11:57 PM (FcR7P)

334 At least the rain would put his shoes out, no?
Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:50 PM (jO/A4)

Giggles

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2015 11:57 PM (hcfn1)

335 Because Boobs ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579759739426443264

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579760012706336769

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579760260501626880

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579760559119294464

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2015 11:57 PM (GrXXa)

336 330: no, he's looking back longingly at the spaceship because its going to Planet Whore where STDs have been cured.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 22, 2015 11:58 PM (NSDXI)

337 So much clay in the feet of lefty idols...
Posted by: Splunge
--------------------

True. But who is so laden as Hillary? And yet..., and yet...., she may well be a candidate for President.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:58 PM (vPh3W)

338 I don't want Sean Penn hanging from the gallows.



I do.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:58 PM (8zCR+)

339 Ooh, look at me, I'm a cob-logger and get retweeted by famous people!

Small world.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 22, 2015 11:58 PM (WvS3w)

340 If the purpose of the comic was to "start a conversation" then the author certainly succeeded.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2015 11:59 PM (W5DcG)

341 337 So much clay in the feet of lefty idols...
Posted by: Splunge
--------------------

True. But who is so laden as Hillary? And yet..., and yet...., she may well be a candidate for President.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2015 11:58 PM (vPh3W)

A bottle of valu-rite she isn't.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2015 12:00 AM (hcfn1)

342 335
Because Boobs ONT Compliance Pics



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579759739426443264



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579760012706336769



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579760260501626880



https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/579760559119294464



Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2015 11:57 PM (GrXXa)

Thank you!!!! that cartoon discussion early ruined my tequila buzz.

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 23, 2015 12:01 AM (o2yvE)

343 Comic is only funny if that is his sister.

Posted by: Walt Kelly at March 23, 2015 12:02 AM (gwG9s)

344 328 What does the word 'True' mean?
Either it means what it means or it doesn't.
You and the cartoonist can't insist on an imperfect meaning of the word. He's wrong to shade it with the idea that 'true' is somehow 'un-true.'
This ain't rocket science, yo.
Pick one; 'True Love' or 'Meh'


OK, this advances the argument, good. Damn, its fun arguing with people who think.

If I understand you correctly, you are saying that any reasonable definition of "True Love" utter precludes any possible wistfulness about contemplating "what if I were Superman?" or "What if I had a really cool spaceship and could fly anywhere I wanted?" or "What if I were a super-rich guy." That's a reasonable place to occupy. And yet, I am blessed with true love, and I would not choose any of those things first -- but I cannot state with conviction that I am utterly free of wistfulness in contemplating them. That wistfulness comes from the teenager I was, not the adult I am, but I can still touch it, and I don't see that contact as a disrespect to my true love. Your move.

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:02 AM (qyomX)

345 Glad to hear that the MoMe was a success & that everyone had fun, MisHum.
A little disappointed to hear that you didn't stay to close down the bar with the rest of the girls...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 12:02 AM (jO/A4)

346 338 I don't want Sean Penn hanging from the gallows.

I do.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 22, 2015 11:58 PM (8zCR+)

One of you is right, I do as well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2015 12:03 AM (hcfn1)

347 "And yet, that was one of the ones I had in mind for 'make you think for a long while afterwards,' because it implicitly asked 'what other kinds of 'deviance' do we have the wrong idea about' in a subtle way."

But of course I totally meant to implicitly invoke just that line of thinking by suggesting it was a great but shallow cartoon. In a subtle way. Totally.

Where's my can of meta spray?

Posted by: torquewrench at March 23, 2015 12:04 AM (noWW6)

348 At least the rain would put his shoes out, no?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 22, 2015 11:50 PM


Good philosphy. See good in bad. I like.

Posted by: otho at March 23, 2015 12:04 AM (tBSrv)

349 The 97% thing has been crap all along, and such obvious crap that its continued use basically means people in general are both dishonest *and* stupid, which is fairly depressing.

The first one was basically a case of whittling down the responses until they fit the hypothesis, to the ridiculous extent of eliminating something like (ironically) 97% of the poll responses.

The second one was basically just a bunch of true believers secretly rating abstracts of papers in the metaphorical "back room" of a warmist blog, many of the listed "supporters" have challenged that assertion.

By the time the third one came along, it was clear all of them were just built to get to the "97%" number with no other function, as it engaged in conflation between GW and AGW and CAGW (classic tactic, as someone if part of something is manmade, then if they say yes, report as if they had said all of it is, and it's catastrophic).

Further review indicated something like 0.5% actually supported the "Chicken Little" version as reported.

The actual numbers are all over WattsUpWithThat, or Climate Audit. Tired, not compiling links.

But there's no real social or legal consequence to lying if you're a liberal, so we'll keep hearing it. Just like Saddam Never Had Any WMDs (ask a Kurd), or Bush Took The 2000 Election To Court To Overthrow It (there's a reason the case is called "Gore v. Florida.").

Also, raising taxes doesn't affect consumer spending, minimum wages don't affect hiring, and if The Right Person asks them nicely enough, Iran won't ever sponsor terrorism again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2015 12:04 AM (bLnSU)

350 I looked at the sidebar article about the woman who drew self-portraits while on LSD.

A. She's a talented artist.
2. I would totally hit that.

"At the eight hour mark, she started listening to Pink Floyd."

LOL. What was she listening to before then?

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 12:05 AM (sdi6R)

351
A little disappointed to hear that you didn't stay to close down the bar with the rest of the girls...
Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 12:02 AM (jO/A4)

Learned a valuable lesson. Eat dinner before the momee starts. Mrs. MH was starving at 11

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2015 12:05 AM (hcfn1)

352 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2015 12:04 AM (bLnSU)

I've always said that the only other things that get 97% are North Korean elections.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 12:06 AM (3HxZe)

353 I really don't think much of Sean Penn. He was a pretty good actor but that ship has sailed years ago. He's now just a shadow. The actors I like are the ones who are good enough that I can forget they are narcissist douchebags who would suck Stalins zombified dick.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 23, 2015 12:07 AM (NSDXI)

354 Comic is only funny if that is his sister.
Posted by: Walt Kelly
-------------------

Thin line between humor and tragedy. It usually has to do with whether it is *your* tragedy, or someone else's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2015 12:09 AM (vPh3W)

355 353: I would add, thats a small list.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 23, 2015 12:09 AM (NSDXI)

356 Ted Cruz just announced on Twitter. Confirmed.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 23, 2015 12:10 AM (WvS3w)

357 350 LOL. What was she listening to before then?
Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 12:05 AM (sdi6R)


Grateful Dead. "Dark Star" 2/13/1970.

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:10 AM (qyomX)

358 Nite Morons

Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2015 12:10 AM (hcfn1)

359 Ted Cruz just announced on Twitter. Confirmed.
Posted by: Weirddave
----------------

When they said 'Monday', they weren't kidding.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2015 12:10 AM (vPh3W)

360 Night MH.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2015 12:11 AM (vPh3W)

361 LOL. What was she listening to before then?

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 12:05 AM

"Trip-coming-on" LP's. Then the "starting-to-peak" sounds, like Floyd etc. Finally after the "hitting-the-ceiling", you switch to the truly psycho stuff.

Posted by: otho at March 23, 2015 12:11 AM (tBSrv)

362 And yet, I am blessed with true love, and I would not choose any of those things first -- but I cannot state with conviction that I am utterly free of wistfulness in contemplating them. That wistfulness comes from the teenager I was, not the adult I am, but I can still touch it, and I don't see that contact as a disrespect to my true love. Your move.
Posted by: Splunge


Now you're asking me to be the asshole that says "no, actually your relation to your loved one does not, in fact, adhere to the idea of "True Love." "

It's not a matter of your conviction. It's not a matter of *you*. The whole point was the meaning of 'True.'

The definition of "true love" has not a thing to to with you.

Again, the idea of 'true love' is every bit as unattainable as un-aided flight, invisibility, telepathy, or time traveling.

It doesn't exist in our temporal existence. The cartoon argued a cartoon point in a cartoon world.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 23, 2015 12:11 AM (JBzwC)

363 G'night, Mis.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 12:11 AM (jO/A4)

364 Link to tweet with first campaign video.

https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/579857596191899648

Posted by: Weirddave at March 23, 2015 12:11 AM (WvS3w)

365 Sean Penn is a commie douche bag that deserves to be eaten by his own followers.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 23, 2015 12:11 AM (JgC5a)

366 I hope a bunch of AM reporters are woken up because of the Cruz tweet and are all sluggish and tired on morning TV and radio.

Because I don't like them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2015 12:12 AM (bLnSU)

367 I hope a bunch of AM reporters are woken up because of the Cruz tweet and are all sluggish and tired on morning TV and radio.
--------------------

Expect things like, "This morning, far right-wing conservative Ted Cruz announced...."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2015 12:14 AM (vPh3W)

368 362 Now you're asking me to be the asshole that says "no, actually your relation to your loved one does not, in fact, adhere to the idea of "True Love." "

No, really I was asking you to elucidate your point to such an extent that I would get it. And I think you did that, and I see where you're coming from in a clearer way now. It has left me in a place where I don't think there's anything left to argue -- I think you maybe get me, and I'm pretty sure I get you, and I am quite content to leave it where it is. I see no further possible bridge to build with continued argument.

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:14 AM (qyomX)

369 He retweeted something from a gun thread I did a while back, linking here, and he commented here on my Fundamental Concepts-Molon Labe thread.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 22, 2015 11:36 PM (WvS3w)

I noticed that Bob Owens has retweeted some of my Guns N Boobs pics.

So yeh, a Moron

And if someone wants to be sarcastic about that too, then in the words of Lt Col Frank Slade ....

"Wherever you are out there ... FUCK YOU TOO!"

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2015 12:14 AM (GrXXa)

370 Comic guy evidently got paid for this one :

http://www.pbfcomics.com/commisioned/Climate_Change/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 23, 2015 12:14 AM (W5DcG)

371 Cruz should name a few Cabinet pics this week.

Posted by: eman at March 23, 2015 12:15 AM (MQEz6)

372 Global Warming is total bullshit, but it is received wisdom with the LIVs.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 23, 2015 12:16 AM (8zCR+)

373 I was honestly wondering if sideboob was going to be the theme this Spring. I mean hoping.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 23, 2015 12:16 AM (Q819Q)

374 picks, that is

Posted by: eman at March 23, 2015 12:16 AM (MQEz6)

375 370 Comic guy evidently got paid for this one :

http://www.pbfcomics.com/commisioned/Climate_Change/


The "people interpret PBF in different ways" world has more landmass than I thought. I would read that one as saying: "Really? Even zebras?"

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:18 AM (qyomX)

376 I started to post that Cruz announcement might be CDT but see he's first one to actually say he's running!
We need a true conservative,not a moderate!

Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2015 12:18 AM (sj3Ax)

377 I see no further possible bridge to build with continued argument.
Posted by: Splunge


No further argument is warranted*, sirrah. We can doff caps and be on our way without slight or care.


* ( ... i still can't fucking spell warrent .. warrented.. waaggaggaaaa. )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 23, 2015 12:20 AM (JBzwC)

378 _Another narcissist, hedonistic cartoon. For that attitude she ought to bite his little Richard off.


Posted by: Boby Sue at March 23, 2015 12:20 AM (mleV+)

379 371 Cruz should name a few Cabinet pics this week.

Posted by: eman at March 23, 2015 12:15 AM (MQEz6)

I'd like to be in charge of the EPA. First item on the agenda? Warren Buffet's Oil Trains: Unnecessary Waste of Fuel or Explosive Menace?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 12:20 AM (3HxZe)

380 As usual Fox has Geraldo rerun. I'm sure they'd go live if Jeb announced he was running.

Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2015 12:21 AM (sj3Ax)

381 _I'll say it again.--_Oh Ted, my hero. SCOTUS beater he is.

.youtube.com/watch?v=JtGdJQrnnkQ



Posted by: Boby Sue at March 23, 2015 12:22 AM (mleV+)

382 377 No further argument is warranted*, sirrah. We can doff caps and be on our way without slight or care.

*doffs virtual cap*

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:22 AM (qyomX)

383 http://www.breitbart.com/texas/

Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2015 12:24 AM (sj3Ax)

384 I would vote for *shudder* Jeb because he is not Hillary, or O'Malley, or Liawatha, just to slow the destruction of the country I love, even a little.
I would vote for Walker, with a contented smile, because I think he would kick their butts.
If Cruz were the nominee, I would have a SEG as I stepped into the voting booth.

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:25 AM (qyomX)

385 Pixy let me post that!!
Am I now banned?

Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2015 12:25 AM (sj3Ax)

386 #243

Ah but you and the protagonist are assuming true love to be of the highest value. Once all things of fantasy, including true love, are put on equal footing for accessibility, the certainty wavers.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2015 12:27 AM (IdCqF)

387 >>>I noticed that Bob Owens has retweeted some of my Guns N Boobs pics.

Yep. Moron. So it is written.

One of us. One of us.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 23, 2015 12:27 AM (e+1S5)

388 One of us. One of us.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 23, 2015 12:27 AM (e+1S5)

My biggest regret at losing Andrew Breitbart was that he never got to steal Ace's commenters as he told Ace he was going to do.

Might have been fun being Breitbart's Bitch

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2015 12:30 AM (GrXXa)

389 DC, if you're going to start going gooble gobble, gooble, gobble, let me get the GoPro running first.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 23, 2015 12:31 AM (WvS3w)

390 Unlike the dead, stupid people get to be around to see the consequences of their actions ... like me seeing the reactions to my posts here.

Posted by: Kristophr at March 23, 2015 12:32 AM (6fIOn)

391 You know, in a group of normal people, very few have them have actually seen Freaks. I suppose that's part of why I like to hang out here.

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:33 AM (qyomX)

392 Unlike the dead, stupid people...
Posted by: Kristophr


You mean, Hot Air commenters, right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 23, 2015 12:34 AM (JBzwC)

393 390 Unlike the dead, stupid people get to be around to see the consequences of their actions ... like me seeing the reactions to my posts here.
Posted by: Kristophr at March 23, 2015 12:32 AM (6fIOn)


The genuinely stupid ones do not notice the consequences of their actions, ever. You can trust me on this, if you haven't seen it firsthand.

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:34 AM (qyomX)

394 Even I've seen Freaks. It shows up on TCM during Halloween occasionally. It's,,,,,freaky. I liked it.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 23, 2015 12:35 AM (NSDXI)

395 Elisabeth G. Wolfe,
I'm sorry that I missed your comments about Marble Falls last Monday on ONT.
I'd appreciate any info you know about MF if you'd email to me so that I can send to my older brother. We own house as Tenants in Common, if anything happens to either of us, the other gets house.

Email is/
Carolthewiz@gmail.com

Thank you!

Horde, feel free to send all bad info on New Mexico.
I have Old Blue's suggestions & warnings about NM & Jim from Galveston & others.
Thank you.

Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2015 12:36 AM (sj3Ax)

396 New Mexico, the Land of Entrapment.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 23, 2015 12:37 AM (JgC5a)

397 >>>My biggest regret at losing Andrew Breitbart was that he never got to steal Ace's commenters as he told Ace he was going to do.

Were you there when on the thread when all the 'ettes were talking about how hard hard they would hit AB, and then he showed up in the comments?

My google-fu sucks, so no link, but I remember it being all the awesome.

Goodnight, Andrew, wherever you are.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 23, 2015 12:37 AM (e+1S5)

398 The spaceship is the Walrus.

Posted by: eman at March 23, 2015 12:38 AM (MQEz6)

399 You know, in a group of normal people, very few have them have actually seen Freaks. I suppose that's part of why I like to hang out here.

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:33 AM (qyomX)


One of us! One of us! One of us!

Posted by: The Midget's Hat at March 23, 2015 12:38 AM (0Ew3K)

400 The Walrus shot JR.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 23, 2015 12:38 AM (Q819Q)

401 Meant to put this in the book thread... I read a short biography of baseball's Branch Rickey written by Jimmy Breslin giving some background on the events leading up to the Jackie Robinson signing. Interesting.

Posted by: william at March 23, 2015 12:39 AM (cDGd0)

402 388 My biggest regret at losing Andrew Breitbart was that he never got to steal Ace's commenters as he told Ace he was going to do.



Might have been fun being Breitbart's Bitch


Shortly after Andrew 'revealed' that he wanted ace's commenters, I went to his then fledgling site and registered and made one comment; something to the effect of 'okay I'm here as requested, now what?'

The comments there are not well moderated, with alot of racial spewing the last few times I looked. Ace and the cobs would go thru that commentariat with a wrecking ball.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 12:39 AM (KdKJi)

403 Ipad is yelling at me to plug it in. See y'all tomorrow or sometime.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 23, 2015 12:39 AM (e+1S5)

404 Horde, feel free to send all bad info on New Mexico.

I lived in Las Cruces for about 7 years. At least in that town I found it's who you know that gets you where you want to go.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 23, 2015 12:40 AM (UVfht)

405 One of us! One of us! One of us!

Gooble gobble

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 23, 2015 12:42 AM (W5DcG)

406 New Mexico, the Land of Entrapment.

^^^Nailed it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 23, 2015 12:42 AM (UVfht)

407 Is the iPad not working for you? Ask your doctor about iTampon.

Posted by: Hibiscuits Credit-Unions at March 23, 2015 12:42 AM (Q819Q)

408 THIS is why I *always* carry when going to shul:


"A group of roughly 20 men and women entered a London synagogue early today, shouting "Kill the Jews," attacking the young worshippers inside and smashing windows. "



http://tinyurl.com/msbgb8m

Posted by: speedster1 at March 23, 2015 12:43 AM (1brdf)

409 "A group of roughly 20 men and women entered a London synagogue early today, shouting "Kill the Jews," attacking the young worshippers inside and smashing windows. "

Brian Ross is checking the Tea Party membership list.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 23, 2015 12:44 AM (W5DcG)

410 They did one of those interupt your white-privilege brunch things in Atlanta today.

Assholes.

Posted by: eman at March 23, 2015 12:47 AM (MQEz6)

411 409 BC Jr

A nice cuppa tea at the oneg, mmmm.

:-)

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at March 23, 2015 12:47 AM (1brdf)

412 Geek moment of the day.

My mother is a dedicated 'The Good Wife.' In passing I noticed a bunch of the characters are playing the MCC version of Halo on the Xbox One. But they're all holding PS4 controllers.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2015 12:51 AM (IdCqF)

413 Anybody think 805 by Firestone Walker in Paso Robles CA is a good beer? Had some last week and really liked it.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 23, 2015 12:53 AM (U6f54)

414 Hillary has a Firestone Walker.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 23, 2015 12:54 AM (W5DcG)

415 I think I had some Firestone 500's

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2015 12:57 AM (vPh3W)

416 There seems to be some symbolism associated with the gloomy cemetery posted above The Wall of Shame

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2015 12:58 AM (vPh3W)

417 My wish: that some right-wing organization with money would make a spirited pop video with the chorus "Ha ha ha, ha ha ha, you are stuck with Hillary."

Posted by: Splunge at March 23, 2015 12:58 AM (qyomX)

418 413
Anybody think 805 by Firestone Walker in Paso Robles CA is a good beer? Had some last week and really liked it.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 23, 2015 12:53 AM (U6f54)


I got it a couple of years back and thought it was meh. The original thing for it was that it would only be available in the old 805 telephone area code, and be something special for locals only. Well, that only works if it's better than the good-stuff you ship out, or if it's as good as the good-stuff you ship out, but cheaper. Neither is true with this beer -- and, now, they're shipping it to more of California (if not other places), so it's not exclusive.

Firestone-Walker can make better beer than this.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 01:00 AM (T1005)

419
Oh boy! Guess what I get to do?

Just opened up a pre-paid Visa gift card I got for Xmas and when I checked the balance it already had two fraudulent charges on it. Almost cleaned out.

After a call to the card customer service line, now to maybe get my money I have to go thru an agonizing process, faxing is involved, starting with getting the receipt for the original purchase. Lucky the store is local or I'd have no chance instead of damned little, since I've got a feeling when I go in and ask for the copy I'm just going to get the stare, since I'm not the original purchaser.

Seriously folks, cash in a card or if your must -- store gift cards. This sort of thing happens all the time with Bank giftcards and are a bitch to resolve.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 01:01 AM (kdS6q)

420 419

Oh boy! Guess what I get to do?

Just opened up a pre-paid
Visa gift card I got for Xmas and when I checked the balance it already
had two fraudulent charges on it. Almost cleaned out.

After a
call to the card customer service line, now to maybe get my money I have
to go thru an agonizing process, faxing is involved, starting with
getting the receipt for the original purchase. Lucky the store is local
or I'd have no chance instead of damned little, since I've got a feeling
when I go in and ask for the copy I'm just going to get the stare,
since I'm not the original purchaser.

Seriously folks, cash in a
card or if your must -- store gift cards. This sort of thing happens all
the time with Bank giftcards and are a bitch to resolve.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 01:01 AM (kdS6q)


As far as economics goes -- gift cards are essentially the same as counterfeit money.

Ever seen a successful economy where hundreds of businesses were allowed to counterfeit money? Me, neither.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 01:06 AM (T1005)

421 Carol: That's not how tenants in common works. Each of you owns an undivided one half interest. If one of you dies his/her share goes to his/her heirs or devisees. If you own it as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship it goes to the survivor. Better check the wording on the Deed.

Posted by: CMU VET at March 23, 2015 01:08 AM (ejB0r)

422 >> As far as economics goes -- gift cards are essentially the same as counterfeit money.

But they are great for making unlimited donations to the Democrat party.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 01:09 AM (KdKJi)

423 "Anybody think 805 by Firestone Walker in Paso Robles CA is a good beer? Had some last week and really liked it."

Prefer the Velvet Merlin.

FW are something of a hit and miss proposition.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 23, 2015 01:10 AM (noWW6)

424 I'd like to be in charge of the EPA. First item on the agenda? Warren Buffet's Oil Trains: Unnecessary Waste of Fuel or Explosive Menace?
The oil cars being moved also displace produce, especially grain, cars or cars that could have been used for grain as well that drives up such produce/grain prices. I'm sure "your" EPA could tie that into environmental food sources issues.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 23, 2015 01:11 AM (kivUY)

425 422
>> As far as economics goes -- gift cards are essentially the same as counterfeit money.

But they are great for making unlimited donations to the Democrat party.


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 01:09 AM (KdKJi)


So is counterfeit money!

Posted by: North Korea at March 23, 2015 01:13 AM (T1005)

426 But they are great for making unlimited donations to the Democrat party.


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 01:09 AM (KdKJi)



So are dead people.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 23, 2015 01:14 AM (FMbng)

427 No lie, my trailer trash extended family is from the Gallup, NM area. They will be pleased to know they are famous.
Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 22, 2015 11:25 PM (FQfik)

The highest crime area in NM makes the lowest crime area in some other states look like Dresden+VenezuelaX10.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 23, 2015 01:16 AM (JGngs)

428
Hey, I'm on a roll!

I also had a dispute with my Obamacare provider, and after resolving that, more phone calls and paperwork, I just checked and when they renewed my account they reset all my prior selections for doctors.

Now my primary medical provider is located in a clinc in South Central LA, right by the railroad tracks, in the middle of gangland.

How about I see about changing that PDQ?

Really, might as well check myself for lumps and make this the perfect day.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 01:17 AM (kdS6q)

429 145
Anna, Any pics you know of with F4U's painted olive drab? By any users?


I'm not Anna, but the British Pacific Fleet operating with the US Navy late in WW-II flew F4U's in olive drab and some in a mix of olive drab and grey. Both with standard brit markings and with the BPF markings white dot, blue surround, and the white rectangles on the side like US markings. Check reference books about the BPF.

Hope this helps.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at March 23, 2015 01:22 AM (ccqkC)

430

"And it's time to reclaim our patio. So we're tearing all the sheltered plants in pots ...
...
... I stepped a little wide and promptly slipped on a wet piece of plastic
"


I've seen the place. You're lucky it was just a cactus. I suspect you have Cong squatting out there ...

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2015 01:24 AM (FlRtG)

431 >>> Now my primary medical provider is located in a
clinc in South Central LA, right by the railroad tracks, in the middle
of gangland.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 01:17 AM


Well then, I'd certainly make sure he has admitting privileges.

Posted by: jow at March 23, 2015 01:26 AM (XCDz9)

432 430




"And it's time to reclaim our patio. So we're tearing all the sheltered plants in pots ...

...

... I stepped a little wide and promptly slipped on a wet piece of plastic"





I've seen the place. You're lucky it was just a cactus. I suspect you have Cong squatting out there ...



Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2015 01:24 AM (FlRtG)


It takes a lot of effort to keep it looking like an untamed jungle.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 01:28 AM (T1005)

433 431 >> Now my primary medical provider is located in a

clinc in South Central LA, right by the railroad tracks, in the middle

of gangland.

Well, if you are ever stabbed or shot you will have the most experienced caregivers in LA.

So you got that going for you.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 01:31 AM (KdKJi)

434 Was just reading about Lou Reed at Wikipedia. I completely forgot that he passed away a few years ago.

Okay folks, thanks for another evening of great chat. See you tomorrow. Of course if I hear anything about the job, I'll pass it on. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2015 01:36 AM (elbY7)

435 Now you're asking me to be the asshole that says "no, actually your relation to your loved one does not, in fact, adhere to the idea of "True Love."
- weft cut loop
-------------------------
He clearly said " To blave". Which we all know means to bluff.."

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 01:36 AM (AcVM5)

436 It takes a lot of effort to keep it looking like an untamed jungle.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 01:28 AM (T1005)
-------------------------
I really need to stop coming back after an hour and reading from the bottom up...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 01:39 AM (AcVM5)

437
Well, went to website to change to a doctor out of Da Hood, and I think it's letting me pick the right guy, but not his location up the road. They'd like me to go 50 miles away.

Think maybe I ought to find a phone number and call these guys tomorrow before I do something truly ghastly to my account.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 01:45 AM (kdS6q)

438
And just as I thought, since my dental was rolled-up in my coverage, that got reset also.

I should get this all sorted out by just about the time I need to renew my coverage, which is what started this meltdown in the first place.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 02:00 AM (kdS6q)

439 OK, gotta break for the wife's amazing Japanese curry with some Stella Artois, BBL.

****

Japanese curry? Long ago, I remember seeing dry-mix boxes of "Indian Curry" base in Japanese supermarkets.

Trouble is, the boxes had an American Indian, in full headdress.

Posted by: musashi at March 23, 2015 02:02 AM (FkgZk)

440 I've been off reading about the history of Cincinnati's old Crosley Field.

http://crosley-field.com/

I saw a few games there with my dad from 1963-65. I'm also fortunate enough to have been to Forbes Field in Pittsburgh and Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.

They don't make ballparks like that anymore.

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 02:07 AM (sdi6R)

441 Unthoughts for the night, like a certain fellow people called William Frank Buckley Junior, or maybe just WFB, or Bill as it were, aren't welcome here if you aren't on Ace's dick.

The fine fellow Jeff Goldstein tried to tell Ace and you all, you didn't listen.

Rather than a criticism, you idiots should be happy I am able to say your sense of community and solidarity in the face of continual onslaught, if you allow that perception to be your dominant one, is decent.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:08 AM (KhD+5)

442 Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:08 AM (KhD+5)

****
As opposed to being on Buckleys theoretical dick?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 02:11 AM (XrHO0)

443 First slap: Maverick the movie with Gibson, Mel.

Joseph the Indian says "Pull yourself together man" and slaps Mel.

Second slap: The Godfather.

"You can act like a man."

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:11 AM (KhD+5)

444 136 "He take one whiff and would say heart failure."

Every certificate of death says cardiac arrest, aka heart failure.

**************

Bloody nonsense. If that were so, why would such superfluous info be on the form?

Look at these random examples:

http://tinyurl.com/lc3drnj

Posted by: musashi at March 23, 2015 02:13 AM (FkgZk)

445 441 Well, that is as clear as mud.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 02:13 AM (KdKJi)

446 Now I've just referenced things that make Ace drink himself sober.

So why do you all think your first thoughts are nothing but masturbatory anti-Patton slapping the cowards like your slapping your cock?

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:13 AM (KhD+5)

447 Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:13 AM (KhD+5)

******

Please to tell your Doc to up both the dosage and the voltage.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 02:15 AM (3F6F8)

448 What greater insult could someone say to you than "your time is spent shitly, so take this daily shit as your shit today and celebrate the fact you know you are taking shit" is something you folks can muster, as Ace musters you for all sorts of other things.

Muster intellecutally using the term "3rd Party" when you mean 51st or 32nd or 8th or 983rd depending on....

Oh. Oh those logistics we won't concern ourselves with, like the people doing the work.

We'll bitch about how shit is fucked and we got screwed because kids today don't work and sit around collecting paychecks and shit.

Fire Bohner. Do it. Figure out 34 ways and pick the funnest, like maybe when Buckley decided Joe Lieberman should take over Lowell Wieker's Senate seat.

If you fools had any idea of what you emote against, you would emote more smartly to better effect.

But your community based on your "misery loves company" ethos condemns you to me here now.

Groucho Marx etc. jokes should be abounding now, but we know they won't, as Anti-Breitbart as you could have unhoped him to warrant.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:22 AM (KhD+5)

449 164 Luap Nor, just gonna guess here - El Salvador or Honduras? I believe they both flew F-4Us into the early 1980s.

(OK, forget my other idea - time machine set to September 1945, $500K in cash ..... imagine the war bird collection you could build, instantly, for storage in a cheap Mojave hangar .... gawd .... just take me back to 1979 - after the "Soccer War" in Central America, in which I think both sides used Corsairs)
Posted by: rhomboid at March 22, 2015 11:03 PM (afQnV)



Recalling what some of my cars were like after I had them for a long time, I would be terrified to fly in a 30 year old airplane.

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 02:24 AM (sdi6R)

450 This is one of those "100 monkeys in front of typewriters" experiments, right?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:24 AM (AcVM5)

451 twoslaps - voted for the jugearred liar (twice). Will vote for Billary or whatever pond scum the democrats nominate. The discernment coefficient is based on proximity to nutrients - government tit.

Posted by: stonecutter at March 23, 2015 02:24 AM (2ReCv)

452 Well, this is going downhill fast.

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 02:26 AM (sdi6R)

453 Wow, since when does the ONT get trolls at two in the morning?

Posted by: Methos at March 23, 2015 02:28 AM (ZbV+0)

454 453 Wow, since when does the ONT get trolls at two in the morning?
-------------------------
I know, right?
Maybe since Cruz announced?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:34 AM (AcVM5)

455 454
453 Wow, since when does the ONT get trolls at two in the morning?

-------------------------

I know, right?

Maybe since Cruz announced?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:34 AM (AcVM5)


That thought has so many hilarious spinoffs -- like the standard troll contract: "minimum wage from signing.....goes to double-time once Cruz announces..."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 02:38 AM (T1005)

456 Maybe since Cruz announced?
Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:34 AM (AcVM5)

Probably has something to do with it. The Lefties are probably in full freakout and trying to stir up shit.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 02:39 AM (J+mig)

457 #IChooseCruz.

Posted by: stonecutter at March 23, 2015 02:39 AM (2ReCv)

458 Wow, since when does the ONT get trolls at two in the morning?

Posted by: Methos at March 23, 2015 02:28 AM (ZbV+0)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnNWUUZ7cEA

Posted by: The Bat Hat at March 23, 2015 02:40 AM (0Ew3K)

459 I'm sticking with the monkey in front of a typewriter theory.
we can call it "rise of the planet of the trolls"

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:41 AM (AcVM5)

460 The one they fear has announced. Social Media and the Lib sites should be comedy gold in the morning. Can. Not. Wait.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 02:42 AM (3F6F8)

461 459 I'm sticking with the monkey in front of a typewriter theory.
we can call it "rise of the planet of the trolls"
Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:41 AM (AcVM5)

That sounds like something for a dystopian action movie. Hmm...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 02:44 AM (J+mig)

462 As I told LJ earlier tonight - let them throw everything they have at Walker & Cruz (none of which will stick) for now, then Rick Perry can stroll in like a boss and pick his running mate.

*a man can dream, can't he?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:45 AM (AcVM5)

463 >>
Groucho Marx etc. jokes should be abounding now...
Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:22 AM


I once shot a twoslaps in my pajamas. What he was doing in my pajamas, I'll never know.


*waggles cigar*

Posted by: Alarmed Fun Camp Sleeper at March 23, 2015 02:46 AM (7d8Ef)

464 *a man can dream, can't he?
Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:45 AM (AcVM5)

******
IMO, if you find this scenario to be plausible, much dreaming will have to be involved.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 02:48 AM (XrHO0)

465 "Well, thanks to Hillsdale College,it is all here, a lifetime's work. Necessarily, you will find infelicities here, and maybe a deviation or two, but it is all an earnest attempt to contribute to the patrimony, preserved here thanks to Hillsdale." --W.F.B.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:49 AM (KhD+5)

466 462
As I told LJ earlier tonight - let them throw everything they have at
Walker Cruz (none of which will stick) for now, then Rick Perry
can stroll in like a boss and pick his running mate.



*a man can dream, can't he?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:45 AM (AcVM5)


Depth of bench, baby -- about the only possible candidate that doesn't have them wet themselves is Jeb Bush.....which is why all the Democrat operatives with bylines are fawning over him.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 02:49 AM (T1005)

467 If you do not wish to dream - don't sleep.

Posted by: stonecutter at March 23, 2015 02:50 AM (2ReCv)

468 Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:49 AM (KhD+5)

*****

Disengage from ole WFBs member for a moment, and respond to those who bothered to respond to your drivel. Of course, so my wiping your chin ad calling it a night is also an option.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 02:53 AM (cIoI4)

469 As I told LJ earlier tonight - let them throw everything they have at

Walker Cruz (none of which will stick) for now, then Rick Perry

can stroll in like a boss and pick his running mate.


Um, that scenario playing out in the real world would look an awful lot like the 'anyone but Mitt' gyrations of the last campaign, and we know how that ended.

Posted by: Methos at March 23, 2015 02:53 AM (ZbV+0)

470 Mark my words, MW - he's going to make an honest showing this time. He's serious, and he's electable.
*You heard it here first.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 02:54 AM (AcVM5)

471 468

Wow, auto correct seriously screwed me on that one. It looks right when I hit post. What goes out is not what was put in.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 02:55 AM (cIoI4)

472 Corn subsidies kill children.

Why doesn't your economic theory incorporate dead starvation children into it?

Please argue about unions and why they are bad and yet support Scott Walker Iowa Corn killers.

The fat, greedy, rich, overly-white Iowans are control your GOP more than you ever considered you could, unless you are buying them off in a separate way
Yet you will support this because, hey it's what needs to happen.

Like abortion.

As a social con, meaning Pro-life, America deserves whatever Hell you "let it burn"ers are bringing about through your anti-Buckleyness.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:56 AM (KhD+5)

473 Because Buckley is, of course, a God. Piss be unto Him.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 02:58 AM (cIoI4)

474 When you are dead, you don't know.

That is a fair statement, as "you" is dead and hence wouldn't "know" about Earthly existence.

Beyond that, the people like Richard Dawkins, a smart guy, are whom promote idiocy like "thought for the day."

Derp derp I'm smart and informed because I read the "thought for the day" derp.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:59 AM (KhD+5)

475
453 Methos at March 23, 2015 02:28 AM (ZbV+0)
Wow, since when does the ONT get trolls at two in the morning?


Let's see:

1. Hillary!'s E-mail Problem is attracting swarms flies, and just won't flush, leaving a major stink on her presidential prospects,

2. The various SJW "Mission Impossible" schemes have self-destructed; "Hands Up" is now an admitted lie,"1 of 5 College Women" was clearly untrue, and when a student says so ... SJWs melt, Bryan Williams is the most recent press ... firing?, Starbucks has been laughed out of the game, ...

3. Cruz announces he's running, thus Warren, Biden and the other clowns are revealed as, well, clowns,

4. ISIS has spanked The JEF

5. Teh JEF, Val_Jar Binks and Kerry look like a collection of incompetent goobers (compared to The French!!) for caving to Iran,

6. Over at GatewayPundit, the lead story says Teh JEF and Clowns spent US taxpayer money to run an ACORN-style campaign against Netanyahu,

7. ... and Netanyahu won ... big.

... and AoSHQ gets trolls ... trolls with high-school-level English Vocabulary and Composition skills.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2015 02:59 AM (FlRtG)

476 overly-white Iowans

So you're racist. Good to know.

Posted by: Methos at March 23, 2015 03:00 AM (ZbV+0)

477 I keep having to remind myself, you're not evil, you're just stupid.

The problem is you pay for Comcast and NBC and ESPN to promulgate evil, even knowing it's evil, so I confabulate evil and you.

I'm sorry for that and I hope you find forgiveness in your heart.

I make fallacies of composition too too often.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:01 AM (KhD+5)

478 ...at 3 AM no less.

(Just thought I'd finish that for you, Arbalest)

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 03:02 AM (AcVM5)

479
shredded chi:

... ouch.


Heh.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2015 03:03 AM (FlRtG)

480 Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:01 AM (KhD+5)

******

Who knew you could over fill a Depends? They should have to advertise a limit, Damnit!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 03:04 AM (XrHO0)

481 Per Drudge, Rand is set to announce his bid on April 7.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 03:06 AM (KdKJi)

482 472
Corn subsidies kill children.



Why doesn't your economic theory incorporate dead starvation children into it?



Please argue about unions and why they are bad and yet support Scott Walker Iowa Corn killers.



The fat, greedy, rich, overly-white Iowans are control your GOP more
than you ever considered you could, unless you are buying them off in a
separate way

Yet you will support this because, hey it's what needs to happen.



Like abortion.



As a social con, meaning Pro-life, America deserves whatever Hell
you "let it burn"ers are bringing about through your anti-Buckleyness.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 02:56 AM (KhD+5)


A lot of people -- mainly progressives -- love themselves that "Year Zero" shit where they can change the rules immediately and immanentize the eschaton. The fact is that moving swiftly to bankrupt those who relied upon what the government had said has significant drawbacks. Walker is right to say that he wouldn't cut off ethanol subsidies the day after his election -- because that would cause immense amounts of harm to those who had relied upon government representations when they plowed the land and planted their seeds....

....but any forbearance shouldn't go beyond the next harvest.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 03:06 AM (T1005)

483 Correct observations, like the racist white Iowans, can always count on the phantom observations to dissuade truth into potential anxiety.

It's why Al Sharpton lives in a penthouse.

Most blacks don't, but too stupid to understand this, many racists of all races think "oh just claim rape and you be Al Sharpton millionaire!"

It don't work like that except on the internet.

You start a group with 500,000 donors, and lie if you have to just because we will consider this a scientific experiment, and then lecture us on what works and what whines like a wrecked bitch.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:07 AM (KhD+5)

484 Looks like Sen. Bernie Sanders is also running for Prez.

http://bit.ly/1xT6CPv

Posted by: The Maple Hat at March 23, 2015 03:07 AM (0Ew3K)

485 Vocabularical diarrhea

(In Living Color - SFW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ROOi5xagxg


Posted by: Alarmed Fun Camp Sleeper at March 23, 2015 03:08 AM (Xv0cH)

486 Looks like Sen. Bernie Sanders is also running for Prez.

http://bit.ly/1xT6CPv
Posted by: The Maple Hat at March 23, 2015 03:07 AM (0Ew3K

*****

That going long on popcorn futures thing I May or may not have done is looking pretty good right now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 23, 2015 03:10 AM (3F6F8)

487 actually - probably not safe for work these days

Posted by: Alarmed Fun Camp Sleeper at March 23, 2015 03:11 AM (Xv0cH)

488 Ted Cruz is the only person worth a prayer in Washington is my belief, but I know that's not Christian.

I should pray for them all.

I just got down and prayed for Ted Cruz.

Literally.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:11 AM (KhD+5)

489 Night all.

Here is "Flight of Icarus" by Iron Maiden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3I88wsFKao

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 23, 2015 03:14 AM (0Ew3K)

490 "A lot of people -- mainly progressives -- love themselves that "Year Zero" shit where they can change the rules immediately and immanentize the eschaton. The fact is that moving swiftly to bankrupt those who relied upon what the government had said has significant drawbacks. Walker is right to say that he wouldn't cut off ethanol subsidies the day after his election -- because that would cause immense amounts of harm to those who had relied upon government representations when they plowed the land and planted their seeds....

....but any forbearance shouldn't go beyond the next harvest.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 03:06 AM (T1005)"

Most are literally unable to understand this, but killing little brown children who depend on corn not for taste but subsistence die with every gallon of gas burned.

That's not the whole truth and I abhor anyone who would claim it as such.

But the truth remains rich fat white Iowa farmers care only about their rich fat whiteness via D.C.

You and all your ilk will bitch about welfare in every form that doesn't affect you directly, but as perfect Republicans (as opposed to RINOs like Cruz/Lee/Paul) you support anything for power, but suck at it, unlike Democrats you envy for their success.

End the IRS.

10th Amendment rules, and if Iowa farmers starve, they will be fed by me. Take my word for it like you take Mitch McconnEls and Hohny Mcains and Pual Rians etc.

Cunt.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:19 AM (KhD+5)

491
The fine fellow Jeff Goldstein tried to tell Ace and you all, you didn't listen.
Rather than a criticism, you idiots should be happy I am able to say your sense of community and solidarity in the face of continual onslaught, if you allow that perception to be your dominant one, is decent.
Posted by: twoslaps

Well, that is as clear as mud.
Posted by: GnuBreed




Typically a sign of the truly and profoundly insane.

A sane person can try and fake being nuts, but there is an underlying logic to their deception that gives them away.

The really skitzy have a rnd(0) quality to their ravings that is rather distinctive in tone and content. Noggin full o' paper wasps.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 03:20 AM (kdS6q)

492 Two years out some little bitch is bitching about the potential lack of D.C. pork.

I want those who starved to understand fully what it is to starve, you welfare pig King.

FULLY.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:21 AM (KhD+5)

493 Well I'm certainly convinced.

Posted by: Alarmed Fun Camp Sleeper at March 23, 2015 03:23 AM (Xv0cH)

494 I think we need to be prepared for much more of this kind of shit in the days (and nights) to come.
The Left has a LOT of monkeys, and I assume a lot of typewriters.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 03:25 AM (AcVM5)

495 The dead can still vote in chicago they are lining up to vote for rahm emanule right now!

Posted by: captain*arizona at March 23, 2015 03:25 AM (KYQcH)

496 As you were told years ago, but didn't listen, so will the dog return to the vomit per Kipling.

You are marionettes to any half-smart Leftist.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:28 AM (KhD+5)

497 Hey let's get you morons outraged about....


Hey let's get the idiots spouting about....


Oats and Hall said it all...

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:30 AM (KhD+5)

498 Admit it, twoslaps. This is you, right?

https://mikepaulrun.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/monkey_typewriter.jpg

Posted by: shredded chi at March 23, 2015 03:32 AM (AcVM5)

499
Kipling?

Shit. More like "per Mr. Scruffles" just yesterday.

Posted by: Indignant Fun Camper at March 23, 2015 03:33 AM (Xv0cH)

500 "... and AoSHQ gets trolls ... trolls with high-school-level English Vocabulary and Composition skills. "

Where day be at?

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:38 AM (KhD+5)

501 490
"A lot of people -- mainly progressives -- love themselves that "Year
Zero" shit where they can change the rules immediately and immanentize
the eschaton. The fact is that moving swiftly to bankrupt those who
relied upon what the government had said has significant drawbacks.
Walker is right to say that he wouldn't cut off ethanol subsidies the
day after his election -- because that would cause immense amounts of
harm to those who had relied upon government representations when they
plowed the land and planted their seeds....



....but any forbearance shouldn't go beyond the next harvest.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 03:06 AM (T1005)"



Most are literally unable to understand this, but killing little
brown children who depend on corn not for taste but subsistence die with
every gallon of gas burned.



That's not the whole truth and I abhor anyone who would claim it as such.



But the truth remains rich fat white Iowa farmers care only about their rich fat whiteness via D.C.



You and all your ilk will bitch about welfare in every form that
doesn't affect you directly, but as perfect Republicans (as opposed to
RINOs like Cruz/Lee/Paul) you support anything for power, but suck at
it, unlike Democrats you envy for their success.



End the IRS.



10th Amendment rules, and if Iowa farmers starve, they will be fed
by me. Take my word for it like you take Mitch McconnEls and Hohny
Mcains and Pual Rians etc.



Cunt.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 23, 2015 03:19 AM (KhD+5)



There is corn in the fields, planted and growing, that is unfit for human consumption and destined for ill-conceived ethanol programs......and you'll call me a cunt because I support harvesting this corn under the misbegotten rules with which it was planted, instead of changing the rules immediately, fucking up this year's harvest, doing nothing for this year's hungry, and impoverishing the farmers who would be able to plant the right thing next year.

Yeah, you think I'm a "cunt" because I don't mouth your platitudes. I think you're an idiot and an asshole because you don't reflect the reality of growing crops. And, further, I consider you a loathsome destroyer because your actions would cripple the ability of farmers to provide for next year's hungry as some sort of depraved penance for actions rationally taken in prior months.


Progs keep pulling the same shit -- if you take out a 30-year-loan to buy a thingie to do something, it is unethical, "spoiling", and tyrannical to change the rules before the transaction is fully complete.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 03:39 AM (T1005)

502
Posted by: twoslaps


BTW - per google, this poor soul has been posting irregularly since at least the beginning of 2012. Likes to drop in late to a thread when no one is looking and rant.

Hard to google exact dates with all the url changes for comments here. None the less, same nick, same puddle of consciousness posting.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 03:40 AM (kdS6q)

503 Noggin full o' paper wasps.

What a great phrase.

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 03:40 AM (sdi6R)

504 They don't make ballparks like that anymore.

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2015 02:07 AM (sdi6R)


They don't make crowds like that anymore, either.

Posted by: RickZ at March 23, 2015 03:42 AM (iFF8S)

505 Funny how twoslaps and hector have many of the same talking points, isn't it? Almost like there was a script or something.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2015 03:44 AM (KefbY)

506 505
Funny how twoslaps and hector have many of the same talking points, isn't it? Almost like there was a script or something.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2015 03:44 AM (KefbY)


Smart folks have interesting conversations; dim ones have chants.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 03:46 AM (T1005)

507 Shit, when you come to the HQ this late/early strange stuff is around.



I like corn dogs. Is that OK?

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 23, 2015 03:47 AM (0FSuD)

508

"Where day be at?


u wlecom.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2015 03:48 AM (FlRtG)

509 If you could coat a hot dog with refried beans, and then deep-fry it to a crisp outer shell, that would be awesome.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2015 03:51 AM (KefbY)

510 Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 03:39 AM


*stifles giggle*

Posted by: Indignant Fun Camper at March 23, 2015 03:52 AM (Xv0cH)

511 495 And now the second nitwit troll, captain*assonfire, is here moaning about his best butt buddy Rahm about to lose to an even farther Left loon.

Cripes, I *almost* feel sorry for Chicago. Almost.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 03:52 AM (KdKJi)

512
Funny how twoslaps and hector have many of the same talking points, isn't it? Almost like there was a script or something.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Nah - Hector is quite distinctive. Spot him a mile away.

Hector's got his fake conservative christian who some times starts of mild but eventually spouts extremist language to try and get the google and advertiser word counters to hit the "hate site" toggle. An utterly hopeless attempt, but some must tilt at windmills.

And then his other mode is ranting like the toothless Serb he is when you get him wound up. Just mentioning the general uselessness of Serbs and their poor pathetic excuse for history will do it.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 03:53 AM (kdS6q)

513 Haven't seen the idiot asshole loathsome destroyer for 20 minutes.....maybe it has dawned on the cretin that plowing under the crops currently in the fields doesn't help the hungry.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:00 AM (T1005)

514 Cruz announces he's running. I love the guy, if he just didn't have a face that says punch me.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 23, 2015 04:06 AM (0FSuD)

515 Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:00 AM (T1005)

One would hope, but reason is wasted on the mad. He's going to go on persisting in his madness until it's medicated out of him or something happens that changes his outlook.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 04:06 AM (RKYMR)

516 And then his other mode is ranting like the
toothless Serb he is when you get him wound up. Just mentioning the
general uselessness of Serbs and their poor pathetic excuse for history
will do it.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 03:53 AM (kdS6q)


Well, lately, both offenders have been ranting about the corn ethanol mandate, and going on about how the GOP supports "welfare" to the Iowa corn farmers (although it's really ADM that gets most of the gravy).


Funny thing, though, I think most of the Morons here are solidly opposed to the ethanol mandate, at least in principle, but we also understand that it's a political third rail in the Corn Belt, and primary contenders (in both parties) have to live with this fact.

My own suggestion? Let the Conservative candidate propose a long-term phase-out of the ethanol mandate, maybe 20 years, but long enough that the farmers voting don't see it as a direct threat. Then if he is elected as President, new information is uncovered that shows the damage done by the ethanol mandate is much worse than previously thought, and that it has to be stopped abruptly, as of the end of the crop year. Then announce some sort of time-limited bridge program to tide the farmers over until the free market catches up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2015 04:08 AM (KefbY)

517 509 If you could coat a hot dog with refried beans, and then deep-fry it to a crisp outer shell, that would be awesome.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2015 03:51 AM (KefbY)

Somewhere in Texas, someone is going "Challenge Accepted". (Seriously, if it's a thing that can be eaten, we can invent a way to fry it.)

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 04:09 AM (RKYMR)

518 515
Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:00 AM (T1005)



One would hope, but reason is wasted on the mad. He's going to go
on persisting in his madness until it's medicated out of him or
something happens that changes his outlook.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 04:06 AM (RKYMR)


He hasn't persisted so far.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:10 AM (T1005)

519 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2015 04:08 AM (KefbY)

I'm solidly against Ethanol, and farm subsidies in general, but that guy was freaking nuts. End of the crop year at the earliest, most likely, we'd have to agree to some kind of phase-out like you said, or perhaps some kind of diversion program to help switch some corn farmers switch to other crops if it'd break the market to dump that much extra corn on it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 04:13 AM (RKYMR)

520 516
And then his other mode is ranting like the

toothless Serb he is when you get him wound up. Just mentioning the

general uselessness of Serbs and their poor pathetic excuse for history

will do it.




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2015 03:53 AM (kdS6q)


Well,
lately, both offenders have been ranting about the corn ethanol
mandate, and going on about how the GOP supports "welfare" to the Iowa
corn farmers (although it's really ADM that gets most of the gravy).


Funny
thing, though, I think most of the Morons here are solidly opposed to
the ethanol mandate, at least in principle, but we also understand that
it's a political third rail in the Corn Belt, and primary contenders (in
both parties) have to live with this fact.

My own suggestion?
Let the Conservative candidate propose a long-term phase-out of the
ethanol mandate, maybe 20 years, but long enough that the farmers voting
don't see it as a direct threat. Then if he is elected as President,
new information is uncovered that shows the damage done by the ethanol
mandate is much worse than previously thought, and that it has to be
stopped abruptly, as of the end of the crop year. Then announce some
sort of time-limited bridge program to tide the farmers over until the
free market catches up.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2015 04:08 AM (KefbY)


The entire concept of an ethanol mandate is to have farmers grow something that they would not grow otherwise, and the question is, "what would they grow otherwise?"

First year, pay what was agreed; second year -- farmers determine their own markets.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:16 AM (T1005)

521 First year, pay what was agreed; second year -- farmers determine their own markets.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:16 AM (T1005)

Getting back to a natural market needs the goal. The current setup of subsidies creates market distortions that spill over into a lot of other things.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 04:17 AM (J+mig)

522 and the question is, "what would they grow otherwise?"

IIRC, I heard somewhere that some rice farmers had converted to corn because of the ethanol money.
Let that sink in a minute. I don't know all the logistics required to switch a plot of land from being a rice paddy to being a corn field, but I'm sure it would not have been fast or cheap. And switching back would likewise not be fast or cheap. Even if the ethanol mandate ended today, the damage that's been done to the farming sector will not be easily remedied.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at March 23, 2015 04:25 AM (iuQS7)

523 Well, good luck with that.

It would be the same thing as cutting off welfare and telling the slackers to go get jobs. Not quite a fair comparison because farmers DO work for their pay, but getting subsidized payments to grow a specific crop is still a form of free government money no matter how you cut it.

Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at March 23, 2015 04:29 AM (4pjhs)

524 Talk about depressing. Just read NY Slime. Another country we have lost, "leading from behind"


Yemen.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 23, 2015 04:29 AM (0FSuD)

525 Ethanol and crop subsidies and boondoggles -- let me count the ways.

First up, the attempt to raise the mandate (PS fuck the 10% mandate too) to 15%. It became a no go due to the proof that it would damage countless IC engines not built to handle it.

Second, the gas producers reached their max on putting 10% ethanol into every available gallon, because consumption is in decline; finally, they had to waive some penalties though there are still a bunch of penalties being paid because the goal is not achievable due to market forces. Let's fine you for an unachievable goal; sounds like a certain health care law.

Third, the crop insurance program was modified 'to save money' by changing it back to price supports; since prices for corn have declined in half since 2013, guess what -- The price support program is going to cost vastly more than the old program. You can thank Boner and Mitch The Bitch for helping to shovel this one thru.

This is all off the top of my head; but I am sure I can provide links to back up what I've typed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2015 04:39 AM (KdKJi)

526 First year, pay what was agreed; second year -- farmers determine their own markets.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:16 AM (T1005)


Third year, shitcan the Department of Agriculture.

It should be noted that George Washington "made-do" with a four-person cabinet: Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State; Alexander Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury; Henry Knox as Secretary of War; and Edmund Randolph as Attorney General. That's what the founders intended, and that's what they did.

Today, we have 15 "official" cabinet members, with Secretaries of Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, HHS, HUD, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans' Affairs, and Homeland Security added to Washington's group (as well as "Secretary of War" being renamed to "Secretary of Defense"). In addition, we have eight "cabinet-level officers" -- VP, Chief of Staff, Dir OMB, Administrator of EPA, Trade Rep, Ambassador to UN, Chairman of Economic Advisors, and SBA.


For those who know me, it should come as no surprise to find out that I fully agree with George Washington and believe the other 11 cabinet positions are redundant at best, unconstitutional at worst, and that both the cabinet position and agency that they head should be abolished as expeditiously as possible.

Interestingly, I have far less to quibble about in the "cabinet-level" tier. So long as the individual isn't managing a bureaucracy bending citizens to their will, I have no problem with there being a VP, Chief of Staff, Dir OMB, Trade Rep, Ambassador to UN, and Chairman of Economic Advisors. The only two I might have some objection with would be the EPA and SBA -- which, again, are the only two with major bureaucracies.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:41 AM (T1005)

527 Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:41 AM (T1005)

So much bureaucratic duplication, too. Even if they could justify the need for all of those functions, there's no reason why all of the civilian functions shouldn't be through the Dept. of the Interior (Agriculture, Commerce, etc.) and why Homeland Security and the VA aren't part of Defense/War. Too many cabinet-level departments.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 04:51 AM (J+mig)

528 527
Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:41 AM (T1005)



So much bureaucratic duplication, too. Even if they could justify
the need for all of those functions, there's no reason why all of the
civilian functions shouldn't be through the Dept. of the Interior
(Agriculture, Commerce, etc.) and why Homeland Security and the VA
aren't part of Defense/War. Too many cabinet-level departments.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 04:51 AM (J+mig)


Remember that to follow the scheme of the Constitution at all, Congress is supposed to restrain its meddling within the Enumerated Powers of Article I, section 8 -- http://tinyurl.com/75uc3

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:59 AM (T1005)

529 Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2015 04:59 AM (T1005)

That's also true, the justification for most of those functions is as flimsy as wet tissue paper, I was just making an argument that even if we're somehow stuck with all of these unnecessary things, the implementation is a total clusterfuck.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 05:04 AM (J+mig)

530 We need a dedicated Department of Cyber Security. A skilled force on the technical side, and a skilled bunch of hitters on the action side. We should be putting holes in hackers, instead of pussyfooting around. The criminal, terrorist, and state supported actors need to be shown that the price of doing bad business is death. Other than that, yeah, you can get rid of, or combine similar functionality, of any of those other Dept.s' as you see fit. But, if we don't act soon on cyber, we is going to be fuuked, Barack.

Posted by: goon at March 23, 2015 05:14 AM (gNTQS)

531 Ideas that only make sense at this hour:

1. Establish a Department of Redundancy Department.
2. Review all agencies, top down, across the board. Whenever two or more agencies or departments serve the same function, the newer one is made subordinate to the Department of Redundancy Department.
3. After the review is complete, eliminate the Department of Redundancy Department and all its sub-agencies.

(You can see why I'm never running for office.)

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at March 23, 2015 05:23 AM (iuQS7)

532 526 and 527

The purpose of those agencies has transmogrified to act against citizens. This is at the leadership level. They want worship of the State, and they are looking for power.

We need a list of people who can neither be employed by the Federal government nor work as a Federal contractor. Call it the Jamie Gorelick list.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 23, 2015 05:27 AM (u82oZ)

533 The Department of Non-Results.

A dumping ground for career bureaucrats who prevent anything actually getting done. Throwing a few $Billion at this annually is worth it if it makes other agencies actually function.

An old aerospace joke I learned while editing some books. They used to call the BOMARC the Civil Service Missile: It wouldn't work and you couldn't fire it.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2015 05:29 AM (IdCqF)

534 "Beyond that, truth can be a moving target for the growing legions of willful ignorance, such as the evolution-is-just-a-theory crowd."

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lhprt7o
nj.com 'true Jersey'.
--------------------------------------------

Truth can be a moving target for the growing legions of willful ignorance, such as the 'global warming is just a computer model' crowd.

Google's search for a measure of truth in search results. So to be known as The Search Engine of Truth.

Posted by: Amos Quillpen at March 23, 2015 05:50 AM (kg4Ky)

535
eweek.com

Why Malvertising has become a pervasive security risk

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k7h6z6c

I say prohibit online advertising. If you want something, search for it at Google. Search results you can trust.

Posted by: Amos Quillpen at March 23, 2015 05:55 AM (kg4Ky)

536
I say,
blogs should finance their operations with a subscription model and readers of the blog must use True Names and a commenting system like Disqus where True Names can be verified.

No more hiding behind the fog of anonymity.

Posted by: Amos Quillpen at March 23, 2015 06:00 AM (kg4Ky)

537 Posted by: Amos Quillpen at March 23, 2015 05:50 AM (kg4Ky)

One should also note that truth can seem to be a moving target if it is you that is in motion and the truth is in a fixed position. Your point of view can make a large difference in how you see the big picture.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2015 06:02 AM (J+mig)

538 It's Monday, and a Brave New World awaits.

Double your caffeine dosage, gird yer loins, take up your weapons and charge forth in Holy Combat against the Foe of Truth where ever you may find him.

Posted by: Amos Quillpen at March 23, 2015 06:06 AM (kg4Ky)

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Yeh, I saw that.

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You're gonna see some weird shit.

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