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Overnight Open Thread (3-24-2015) – “Smart but very, very vulgar” Edition

Busy. No traveling. But still committed to giving you teh suck you need.

Quote of the Day I

Imagine, painfully, a 2015 remake of The Breakfast Club.

-- PJ O'Rourke

Quote of the Day II

The interesting thing about staring down a gun barrel is how small the hole is where the bullet comes out, yet what a big difference it would make in your social schedule.

--PJ O'Rourke in Holidays in Hell

Quote of the Day III

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.

-- PJ O'Rourke

Quote of the Day IV

da most biewteous thang in da whole wide world iz friendship. yiew choose dem outta all da billion trillion and beyond dey are da onez dat days seem toooo short with.... Yiew wish dey could just go on foreva (that's why sometimes yiew skip da sleepin part) i am layin in da gra$$ lookin up at all da clouds and tryin to even get a lil solaaaa gaze action jusss bein still ... & bein thankful. biewty is all around us and we izzzz so lucky to be on dis planet. (I mean seriously wtf are the chances we all meet da onez we love) Feeling supaaaa blisssssed or maybe I'm juzzzz stoned

-- Miley Cyrus speaking in tongues because a dude or something

Special Rules For Special People

Slate: Sending Kids to Private School Makes You a 'Bad Person'

But sending them to public schools is a form of parental malpractice.

The World's First Commercial Handheld Flamethrower Can Be Yours For Just $699

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Winning: The Plot To Kill The A-10

Pistol Contest Oops

The RSO fucked up and the guy downrange was very lucky.

Cancel Your Twitter Account Now, Thank Me Later

The fact that your employer or family or school will disown you if you say incredibly stupid shit on social media is not new news. It's old news. Maybe Grandpa doesn't get it. Every kid in college does. You've Tweeted 3,900 times. The odds were running ever longer against you. Nobody can say 3,900 things without saying something that's blatantly offensive. That's why you don't publish everything that comes to your mind at 2am when you're drunk and angry. Social media was not designed to open up your hurt locker and flush out your darkness. Well, not under your real name. Welcome to famous, Joey Casselberry.

Danish Town Government Backs Out of 'Sex For Schools' Deal

The Best In Gay Dinosaur Erotica

Apparently it's a thing.

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Teh Tweet!

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Comments

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1 First?

Posted by: Weirddave at March 24, 2015 10:36 PM (WvS3w)

2 http://tinyurl.com/q72xvlv

It Hurts!

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 10:37 PM (qry2M)

3 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 10:37 PM (T1005)

4 Happy to be here?

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 10:38 PM (qry2M)

5 A cute video from Japan

https://youtu.be/8Ou9sHWfnWk

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:38 PM (VpkjW)

6 Super Troopers 2? Yay or nay?

Posted by: otho at March 24, 2015 10:38 PM (tBSrv)

7 Ont woot woot

Vulgar I gotta,fucking check this shit out

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:38 PM (hcfn1)

8 I already had that RSO fuck up video bookmarked for the next time I do a gun thread.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 24, 2015 10:38 PM (WvS3w)

9 So that is the flamethrower the Empress was talking about.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:38 PM (VpkjW)

10 Miley Cyrus needs to have her social,calendar changed per O' Rourke

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:39 PM (hcfn1)

11 Hello, ONT

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:40 PM (iLGGu)

12 Imagine, painfully, a 2015 remake of The Breakfast Club.

-- PJ O'Rourke


Done.

Only they had to cram in a cheese-ball horror story on top.

Detention of the Dead
imdb.com/media/rm1019847680/tt1865346

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 10:40 PM (JBzwC)

13 Who needs Super Troopers 2 when you can have Starship Troopers 2 instead?!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2015 10:40 PM (kqGWM)

14 Anti Cruz = racist against Hispanics.

Who's with me?

Posted by: blaster at March 24, 2015 10:41 PM (2XPMs)

15 First, thanks, Maet.

Second, the theme is tentacles of doom?

Posted by: eman at March 24, 2015 10:41 PM (MQEz6)

16
Word out that the BBC is going to sack Jeremy Clarkson tomorrow for not being a pedophile communist atheist introvert like everyone else at the Beeb.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2015 10:41 PM (kdS6q)

17
9 So that is the flamethrower the Empress was talking about.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:38 PM (VpkjW

Wow. Something that neat so affordable

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (hcfn1)

18 Evening, all.
If any of you made it past the first sentence of the Hannah Montana quote, you either win a platinum membership or a free lobotomy - I'll leave it for Maet to decide.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (sa50w)

19 Vulgar fer sure.

Posted by: DM at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (j/tOh)

20 Yeah. I can see how a 380 might work.
Still, liquor is a lot cheaper.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (08Znv)

21 Did someone say lobotomy?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (kqGWM)

22 Maet got over his punishment kick

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (hcfn1)

23 Dear Santa,

So one night on the ONT, there was this picture of a flamethrower....

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (qyomX)

24 i canz spel lyke miley!

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (eQBH3)

25 Hooooooorde!!!!


We piss anyone off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (GEICT)

26 Pistol Contest Oops

Read the article. Still not sure how that "happened.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (JBzwC)

27 16: Too bad. They deserve each other.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (ucDmr)

28 Aston Martin and a firm hand.

That's how you ruin a pair of knickers.

Posted by: Sean Connery at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (SRUk5)

29 Anti Cruz = racist against Hispanics.

Who's with me?
Posted by: blaster at March 24, 2015 10:41 PM (2XPMs)

*****

That's the route I'm taking with the Libtards. As an added bonus you can ask them why they hate Immigrants (parents).

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 10:44 PM (5qEZd)

30 I am master of my domain.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2015 10:44 PM (lG2E3)

31 Hot dawg. The ONT.

I've been here all day. I really should get a life or something.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 24, 2015 10:44 PM (0HooB)

32
The girl who is missing in Vallejo -- they need to just beat it out of the boyfriend.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 24, 2015 10:44 PM (iQIUe)

33 Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, MS about a decade ago had a night live fire incident where two lines of troops on the same range opened fire. Luckily no one died.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:45 PM (VpkjW)

34 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580402882257817600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580403428226121728

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580404001193267201

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580463446367592448

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580463786966028288


Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2015 10:45 PM (GrXXa)

35 32 Bruce

Yeah, thinking the same thing.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at March 24, 2015 10:45 PM (1brdf)

36 We piss anyone off today?


Your latest podcast has this segment where it went all echo-chamber-y.

I want my money back.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM (0NdlF)

37 "Word out that the BBC is going to sack Jeremy Clarkson tomorrow"


Sum bitch.


Well, that's it for "Top Gear." May and Hammond can't carry that show and there's no replacing Clarkson.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM (iLGGu)

38 Yo, Horde.

I saw that RSO fail at bearing arms the other day. Scary, scary, scary. Complacency is fatal.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM (e+1S5)

39
21 Did someone say lobotomy?
Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (kqGWM)

Worked for me.
Posted by: A Kennedy daughter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM (hcfn1)

40 Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, MS about a decade ago had a night live fire incident where two lines of troops on the same range opened fire. Luckily no one died.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:45 PM (VpkjW)




155th?

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM (nL0sw)

41 Yeah Yeah, that girl looks twelve, so this comment isn't about her, but WTF is wrong with Japanese guys? How can they not be cranking out the next generation?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM (XmOA9)

42 Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.

-- PJ O'Rourke
------------------------

The Jaguar E-Type - The greatest crumpet-catcher known to man. - Henry Manney

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2015 10:47 PM (F2IAQ)

43 Your latest podcast has this segment where it went all echo-chamber-y.

I want my money back.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM (0NdlF)



Where did it do that? What part of the podcast?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 10:47 PM (GEICT)

44 Another Round of Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580525187650699264

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580525414138933248

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580525559727411200

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/580525704003117056

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2015 10:47 PM (GrXXa)

45 Well, that's it for "Top Gear." May and Hammond can't carry that show and there's no replacing Clarkson.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM

Yeah, it's finished.

Posted by: otho at March 24, 2015 10:48 PM (tBSrv)

46 PJ O'Rourke -- when Rolling Stones had reporters. All his books are great; being well written, funny and thought provoking.

My favorite is Give War a Chance.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2015 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

47 If any of you made it past the first sentence of the Hannah Montana
quote, you either win a platinum membership or a free lobotomy


Covered, years ago: https://youtu.be/6ssoBUb2cJk

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2015 10:48 PM (UVfht)

48 So sometimes I get angry with liberals not because they are horrible, evil people, but because they are so fucking stupid.

This whole "LOLZ, Cruz needs Obamacare" thing is a case in point.

The idiots act like prior to Obamacare there was no private insurance market. "Look at how much Cruz is being helped!" the bleat. Oh yes, being forced to buy an inferior product at gun point is certainly a huge step up.

And the LIVs just laugh away. Harharhar isn't it so damn ironic that Cruz "needs" Obamacare?

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 10:48 PM (eQBH3)

49 We piss anyone off today?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March

No. Not yet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:48 PM (hcfn1)

50
Well, that's it for "Top Gear." May and Hammond can't carry that show and there's no replacing Clarkson.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


He is the brand. BBC can kill the show, but Clarkson can just hop over to Netflix or Amazon and continue on the straightaway into the horizon.

Single broadcast companies, even the monopolistic BBC, are nags destined for the glue factory.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 10:49 PM (JBzwC)

51 Miley Cyrus: The new Yoko Ono.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 10:49 PM (ucDmr)

52 I recall the saying thusly

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me,
than a frontal lobotomy.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2015 10:49 PM (XmOA9)

53 Slate: Sending Kids to Private School Makes You a 'Bad Person'

Ouch.

Posted by: Matt Damon Who's Totes Pro Public Schools at March 24, 2015 10:49 PM (kGrwF)

54 Where did it do that? What part of the podcast?

1:31:40 or so. Pretty heavy reverb for no apparent reason.

I guess you could blame AtC, but she has a flamethrower I hear.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:50 PM (0NdlF)

55 49: Give me time. I'll think of something.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 10:50 PM (ucDmr)

56 "Smart but very, very vulgar"



That's all. I. have. ever. asked.


t/u

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 10:50 PM (MDgS8)

57 Miley needs to lay of the weed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:50 PM (iLGGu)

58 How can they not be cranking out the next generation?
-------

After reading about women that age it's understandable

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:50 PM (hcfn1)

59 Maet, Thanks. I did like the shitty tone of the punishment ones though.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2015 10:51 PM (ahBY0)

60
Why sack Clarkson? Because he didnt kiss BBC ass?

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 24, 2015 10:51 PM (iQIUe)

61 Miley Cyrus: The new Yoko Ono.

That was some weird shit. Perhaps she should upgrade her recreational drugs.

Or have her mandatory ones properly adjusted.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 24, 2015 10:51 PM (0HooB)

62 60: I think he punched somebody.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 10:52 PM (ucDmr)

63 "but Clarkson can just hop over to Netflix or Amazon and continue on the straightaway into the horizon.
"


This is true.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:52 PM (iLGGu)

64 Random question for BC while I have your attention - how do you EQ a keyboard + 2 guitars?

Needing to fill in for soundboard teching, but don't really have a good ear for mixing. Quick rules of thumb for a noob?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:52 PM (0NdlF)

65
I remember when Russell Brand left obsence messages on Andrew Sachs (Manuel) phone. He resigned but I dont remember the same outrage by BBC as with Clarkson.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 24, 2015 10:52 PM (iQIUe)

66 >>>Where did it do that? What part of the podcast?

Right after you finished reading a book to us.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 10:53 PM (e+1S5)

67 1:31:40 or so. Pretty heavy reverb for no apparent reason.

I guess you could blame AtC, but she has a flamethrower I hear.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:50 PM (0NdlF)



I have no idea what happened there. In addition to suddenly getting all reverb happy, about 60 seconds or so of audio just didn't get recorded.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 10:53 PM (GEICT)

68 Jeremy Clarkson apparently punched a producer who then went crying to upper management.

Can't remember which unit were involved in the incident.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:53 PM (VpkjW)

69 "I think he punched somebody."


Was it Piers Morgan again? Please God let have been Morgan again.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:53 PM (iLGGu)

70 Right after you finished reading a book to us.

But before he kissed us all good night.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:53 PM (0NdlF)

71 Oh, that's right, a producer.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (iLGGu)

72 61: Perhaps she should just go the fuck away. Maybe consult David Crosby on proper dosage.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (ucDmr)

73 *skates on the lip of the Barrel*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (VpkjW)

74 All these digital j-pegs
spread across the screen
like my ink all over your splayed legs
o geisha queen
these onxy beaks
snaps the bra straps
ignoring any squeeks
emitted from your flaps

Posted by: Squiddle diddle dee at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (jT+gh)

75 You know who went to Private school??? TED CRUZ!!!!

Posted by: Ktgreat at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (Bl4dy)

76 If he punched someone, let the cops handle it or suspend him for awhile.

As much as they claim they hate the US they love love love the money and the sunshine here in Hwd. You cant get them to leave after a while.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (iQIUe)

77 I'd be careful now, going into a bar and ordering a "flamethrower".

You might get the real thing.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (RzZOc)

78 "I'm a mumbler.....

I was walking with my friend and I said something....

He said 'what???'

I said it again......

and he said 'what?!?!?'

I said it again......

He said 'WHAT????'



So I said....that tree is very far away."


That is your Mitch Hedberg moment of the day.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 10:55 PM (MDgS8)

79 *snrk*

One podcast should be AtC reading a bedtime story for the Horde.

Maybe this one:
http://tinyurl.com/mrooul8

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:55 PM (0NdlF)

80 Random question for BC while I have your attention - how do you EQ a keyboard + 2 guitars? Needing to fill in for soundboard teching, but don't really have a good ear for mixing. Quick rules of thumb for a noob?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:52 PM

Huh? More details required. Just the EQ? Or, overall mixing of keys and gtrs? A lot depends on the room, stage sound/equipment and whatnot.

Posted by: otho at March 24, 2015 10:55 PM (tBSrv)

81 14 Anti Cruz = racist against Hispanics.

Who's with me?
Posted by: blaster at March 24, 2015 10:41 PM (2XPMs)


Umm, nope. He's white Hispanic, so doesn't get a free pass.

Posted by: Journalists Who Called George Zimmerman a White Hispanic at March 24, 2015 10:56 PM (kGrwF)

82 Just saw on Drudge that the 5th Circuit Court has granted the Obama administration expedited appeal to executive amnesty injunction. I wonder if this means they will join the SCOTUS in screwing us all over to please the Won?

Posted by: annas at March 24, 2015 10:56 PM (P+I7L)

83 MH, if you think waaay back to when you were that age, it wouldn't take much coaxing....so there must be some disconnect in Japanese society. Either the girls are so batshit crazy that the boys won't fuck em, (thousands of years of increasing population discounts that theory), or the guys are f'ed in the heads.
Sumptin is wrong over there.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2015 10:56 PM (XmOA9)

84 75 You know who went to Private school??? TED CRUZ!!!!

----

And Obama. So I guess we know that private schools make minorities "uppity".

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 24, 2015 10:56 PM (ZXKWI)

85 Word out that the BBC is going to sack Jeremy Clarkson tomorrow for not being a pedophile communist atheist introvert like everyone else at the Beeb.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2015 10:41 PM (kdS6q)

Apparently the Beeb isn't sacking Jezza for the un-PC things he's said as he's been saying them since Day One. The reports are that he's becoming so volatile that he punched out one of the show's producers. It's pretty much a given that if you deck your boss, your days of employment are numbered.

If other reports on Clarkson are accurate, he's become a mental and physical train wreck. A lot of the stories may be bullshit, but the man is 55 and he looks 65

The BBC may be Orwell's model for The Ministry of Information, but like all elitist lefties they're deeply madly and passionately in love with their own money and wouldn't sack a big earner for them over some hurt feelings.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2015 10:56 PM (GrXXa)

86 64 Random question for BC while I have your attention - how do you EQ a keyboard + 2 guitars?

Needing to fill in for soundboard teching, but don't really have a good ear for mixing. Quick rules of thumb for a noob?
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:52 PM (0NdlF)



You know I'm not formally, read "at all", trained, right?

EQing I can't really help with. Mixing...I can a little. Keyboards I keep fairly low generally speaking. They should provide background fill and tone. We used to have two guitars on sundays. They were mixed just short of exactly the same level. Slight edge to the guy who would actually play the guitar solos. To me, you should be able to easily pick the guitar out of the music, but it shouldn't overwhelm.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 10:57 PM (GEICT)

87 *snrk*

One podcast should be AtC reading a bedtime story for the Horde.

Maybe this one:
http://tinyurl.com/mrooul8

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:55 PM (0NdlF)




Obligatory: https://youtu.be/7sOA_U3-HOs

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 10:57 PM (nL0sw)

88
The 5th Circuit is conservative.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 24, 2015 10:57 PM (iQIUe)

89 You know who went to Private school??? TED CRUZ!!!!

Posted by: Ktgreat at March 24, 2015 10:54 PM (Bl4dy)

*******
That's just shameful.

*O' Bumbles and Mooch, shelling out 70k/year to Sidwell Friends*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 10:57 PM (iKG5d)

90 Hanna Banana!

Posted by: Colonel Haiku at March 24, 2015 10:57 PM (Y8JQ4)

91 Maybe consult David Crosby on proper dosage.

And how to work a liver from another brother.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2015 10:57 PM (ahBY0)

92 I'm a public school high school teacher in an impoverished suburb in Texas. And I'm telling you right now, sending your kids to public school and surrounding your kids with the societal dregs whom I am tasked with educating will make your children stupider. My soon to be born son won't attend the school I currently teach at. If you have the resources, do what's best for your child and send them to private school.

Posted by: planeman at March 24, 2015 10:58 PM (yOGKC)

93 Right after you finished reading a book to us.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 10:53 PM (e+1S5)



I read a passage from a book. An awesome passage from an even more awesome book.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 10:58 PM (GEICT)

94 Huh? More details required. Just the EQ? Or, overall mixing of keys and gtrs? A lot depends on the room, stage sound/equipment and whatnot.

Messing with the EQ to get each instrument in its own "slot", so that they sound good together.

With all of those variables, I guess it's more of an art ... Just going to have fail my way better.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:58 PM (0NdlF)

95 Hey remember the pro abortionist who threw the molotov cocktail at the praying pro-lifers today?

"Austin Police confirm they tracked the white BMW SUV down on I-35 and arrested 52-year-old Melanie Toney"

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 10:58 PM (eQBH3)

96 "If other reports on Clarkson are accurate, he's become a mental and physical train wreck."


Wonder what that's about. Years ago there was snicker on the show about him being an ass while quitting smoking. Wasn't sure if that was true or a put-on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (iLGGu)

97 21 Did someone say lobotomy?
Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (kqGWM)


Not me. I was too mentally retarded to pronounce the word after daddy did it to me. But my family invented Special Olympics so totes okay.

Posted by: Zombie Rosemary Kennedy at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (kGrwF)

98 Contractors are some of the least reliable people on the planet.
My list of who tho trust, from the bottom :

Politicians
Lawyers
Police
Contractors
Jon "yeah, That's the ticket!" Lovitz
Your IRS auditor
The average weasel

*as a contractor, I am "allowed" to say this with immunity.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (sa50w)

99 But still committed to giving you teh suck you need.

Excellent.

Posted by: Bill C. at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (MMC8r)

100 Vox Exclusive: Ted Cruz is a Closeted Cuban Joooo!!!!

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (lG2E3)

101 >>>One podcast should be AtC reading a bedtime story for the Horde.

Without clicking, I'm going to guess SLJ reading Go The Fuck To Sleep

Now to check....

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (e+1S5)

102 Hey, I'm evil too. I went to Private School WITH Ted.

He was a Senior when I was a Freshman.

Posted by: Ktgreat at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (Bl4dy)

103 but like all elitist lefties they're deeply madly and passionately in love with their own money and wouldn't sack a big earner for them over some hurt feelings.
Posted by: kbdabear


Bullshit. It's an arm of the UK government. Their 'profit' is result of laws foisted on their subjects, and enforced by the courts. It's not a corporation in any legitimate sense of the word.

Tell me; how many subscribers do you think there would be if it was a stand-alone entity?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:00 PM (JBzwC)

104 Close enough, I'm calling that a win.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:00 PM (e+1S5)

105 White BMW SUV? Oh dear a One Percenter.

And how tony is she?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:00 PM (VpkjW)

106 Sumptin is wrong over there.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2015

Yeah, guess so.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:01 PM (hcfn1)

107 Obligatory: https://youtu.be/7sOA_U3-HOs
Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 10:57 PM (nL0sw)


More obligatory: The best rendition of that book ever
https://youtu.be/3MkOieIdhY0

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:01 PM (GEICT)

108 Quick rules of thumb for a noob?

Always start with the EQ flat. Whatever the board is set to is wrong, unless it's a permanent house board that hasn't been moved.

Guitar amps can overpower small systems. If the guitars overwhelm the first few rows, turn the amps around backwards.

Keyboards can have an amp or not. Most have a 1/4" stereo plug for an out.

A flat EQ is always your friend.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 24, 2015 11:01 PM (0HooB)

109 Well, that's it for "Top Gear." May and Hammond can't carry that show and there's no replacing Clarkson.

Posted by: otho at March 24, 2015 10:48 PM (tBSrv)

I'm wondering if Clarkson even wants to do the show anymore. I've been watching the new episodes and they're kind of bland and have lost their edge, kind of like everybody is phoning it in. I daresay it's beginning to resemble American Top Gear.

Top Gear could take their act to Netflix, but they won't have access to a multimillion dollar budget that the BBC can provide.




Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2015 11:01 PM (GrXXa)

110 92 Congrats on the soon to be born son! On the schools, you either need to spend a lot of money on house in the right school district, or go private.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at March 24, 2015 11:01 PM (SBnDO)

111 105: Prolly has Dollar General boobehs.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:02 PM (ucDmr)

112 Politicians

Lawyers

Police

Contractors

Jon "yeah, That's the ticket!" Lovitz

Your IRS auditor

The average weasel



That's the ticket. Why the weasel hate tho?

You can trust a weasel.



Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:03 PM (MDgS8)

113 "And how tony is she?"

Sort of looks like a Real Housewives reject who's suffering from Grave's disease.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:03 PM (eQBH3)

114 16
Word out that the BBC is going to sack Jeremy Clarkson tomorrow for not being a pedophile communist atheist introvert like everyone else at the Beeb.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2015 10:41 PM (kdS6q)


And thus endeth the lesson on why western culture is dead.

A serial pedophile at the BBC is celebrated while they sack a "bully".

Honestly, this was probably the last season of Top Gear on BBC because Clarkson was rumored to be tired of dealing with the management.

Also rumored, he was off to ITV to do a "Top Gear"like show.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 24, 2015 11:03 PM (+Fae7)

115 More obligatory: The best rendition of that book ever
https://youtu.be/3MkOieIdhY0

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:01 PM (GEICT)




That's awesome! Reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/d3R9N0qZ4sQ

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:03 PM (nL0sw)

116 Sort of looks like a Real Housewives reject who's suffering from Grave's disease.

So she has the Harridan from Hell Who Wears Prada look down pat?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:04 PM (VpkjW)

117 >>>Obligatory: https://youtu.be/7sOA_U3-HOs

Ahh, there's the SLJ reading. Awesome covered with awesomesauce.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:04 PM (e+1S5)

118
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 10:45 PM (VpkjW),

According to an article I read about Petraeus, there was an incident when he was a Colonel, where some poor private shot him in the heart on the shooting range. He sent the guy to ranger school because the guy would be really motivated to succeed after such a screw up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:04 PM (kGrwF)

119 *as a contractor, I am "allowed" to say this with immunity.
Posted by: shredded chi at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (sa50w)

Fuckin' eh adjusters & used car salesman don't make the list.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:04 PM (hcfn1)

120 Also, pray for public schools. I had a colleague who admitted that he encourages his students to vote Democrat. Other than openly expressing how evil communism is (I teach history), I pride myself on being unbiased and presenting information in a neutral fashion. The other side is not so honorable.

Posted by: planeman at March 24, 2015 11:05 PM (yOGKC)

121 Mug shot in sig

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:05 PM (eQBH3)

122 That's awesome! Reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/d3R9N0qZ4sQ

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:03 PM (nL0sw)



OMG.

Hahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:05 PM (GEICT)

123 Congrats on the soon to be born son! On the schools, you either need to spend a lot of money on house in the right school district, or go private.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at March 24, 2015 11:01 PM (SBnDO)

Some districts require teachers live there as a condition of employment.
Which is why so many public school teachers send their kids to private schools. Ironically, some of the best paying districts have some of the worst schools.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2015 11:05 PM (XmOA9)

124 94
Huh? More details required. Just the EQ? Or, overall mixing of keys
and gtrs? A lot depends on the room, stage sound/equipment and whatnot.



Messing with the EQ to get each instrument in its own "slot", so that they sound good together.



With all of those variables, I guess it's more of an art ... Just going to have fail my way better.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:58 PM (0NdlF)


Unless you're Alan Parsons, it's the musicians who are supposed to determine what they sound like. So do a sound check, have everyone adjust their instrument to their preferred level, and have the musicians take turns tweaking the levels at the board while you go down and play their instrument.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:06 PM (T1005)

125 If I post a pic of a Japanese schoolgirl next to a squid on Twitter, I'd be out a job tomorrow

If I post it on a blog, I might get away with it

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:06 PM (AVEe1)

126 "Honestly, this was probably the last season of Top Gear on BBC because
Clarkson was rumored to be tired of dealing with the management.



Also rumored, he was off to ITV to do a "Top Gear"like show."



Well, this was like the 13th(?) season of that show as comprised. And as kd says they had run through just about every bit they could come up with and were into sorta re-working old ones. Nonetheless, still a better watch than a lot of what's on the tube.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:06 PM (iLGGu)

127 Hey remember the pro abortionist who threw the molotov cocktail at the praying pro-lifers today?

"Austin Police confirm they tracked the white BMW SUV down on I-35 and arrested 52-year-old Melanie Toney"
Posted by: Lauren
----------------------

"Toney admitted to throwing a bottle out the window with some paper in it and said it "might" have been smoldering when she threw it."

Picture : http://tinyurl.com/o7tbnae

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2015 11:06 PM (F2IAQ)

128
http://tinyurl.com/q72xvlv

It Hurts!
adolescents, remember?
Way back when I was a whippersnapper, i percolated.

next link: 'because I got high'

Kids, How did we not explode?
(yeah, yeah Gym Socks)

NoCaMoMe
I wanna see Zombie in a Burqua.


Posted by: wee willie winkee at March 24, 2015 11:06 PM (qry2M)

129 A flat EQ is always your friend.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March

Hey Obama he said EQ not IQ, you fuckstick

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (hcfn1)

130 Hey everybody.

Still no word on the job. It's official: they've got until March 27. Otherwise, I'm assuming there's no job. I admit I'm getting annoyed with waiting.

In the meantime, anybody see James Corden last night? It was pretty good, and no politics whatsoever... but he all but *begged* for the audience to love him. There was at least once I wanted to grab him by the lapels and yell "dignity, man!! Dignity!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (elbY7)

131 Might have been in the chest.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (kGrwF)

132 119: Where the fuck are the media? Nothin sleazier than those limp dick fuckers. Scuzzos the lot of em.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (ucDmr)

133 Mug shot in sig

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:05 PM (eQBH3)

Steven fuckin Tyler!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (XmOA9)

134 Unless you're Alan Parsons, it's the musicians who are supposed to determine what they sound like. So do a sound check, have everyone adjust their instrument to their preferred level, and have the musicians take turns tweaking the levels at the board while you go down and play their instrument.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:06 PM (T1005)



Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaha

Even the worship leader barely understands how the sound board at my church works.

Letting one of them at it would be a disaster.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (GEICT)

135 >>>That's awesome! Reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/d3R9N0qZ4sQ

Holy shit. Never change, Europe.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (e+1S5)

136 Darth L. Jackson

https://youtu.be/q_n8FRILoYE

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:07 PM (VpkjW)

137 Why would BBC need Clarkson?

Everybody can turn off their sets tomorrow, and they would still have to pay the tax, and the execs would still get their salary.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:08 PM (LWu6U)

138 On the schools, you either need to spend a lot of money on house in the right school district, or go private.
Posted by: Scanner Dan

I don't think there is a "right school district". If it's an American public school then it's subject to the Dept. of Education/Teachers' unions/CPUSA/NAMBLA set curricula.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at March 24, 2015 11:08 PM (GuwT9)

139 Mug shot in sig
Posted by: Lauren
---------------

She looks good in black and white stripes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2015 11:08 PM (F2IAQ)

140
It's windy. I hope I dont lose my power.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 24, 2015 11:09 PM (iQIUe)

141 Good gosh Lauren, it is Steve Tyler on a no make-up and bad hair day.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:09 PM (VpkjW)

142 are we supposed to click on the quote links? or are they just there for form?

i am so confused.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:09 PM (LWu6U)

143 21 Did someone say lobotomy?
Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2015 10:42 PM (kqGWM)

Worked for me.
Posted by: A Kennedy daughter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 10:46 PM

Fuck you Daddy, big thanks for the lobototmy.

Love, Rosemary

Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2015 11:09 PM (o/90i)

144 First!

Oh, uh, Under Ten!

Um, well, then, Under 100?

Awww, never mind.

.

.

.

UNDER 1000!

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wrong again at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (AKYZm)

145 Unless you're Alan Parsons, it's the musicians who are supposed to determine what they sound like. So do a sound check, have everyone adjust their instrument to their preferred level, and have the musicians take turns tweaking the levels at the board while you go down and play their instrument.

Bunch of young'ns who don't know how to work a soundboard.

Oh, and I have no skill at any of their instruments.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (0NdlF)

146 >>>are we supposed to click on the quote links? or are they just there for form?

You're not even supposed to read the post. Get it together, man.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (e+1S5)

147 This whole "LOLZ, Cruz needs Obamacare" thing is a case in point.
The idiots act like prior to Obamacare there was no private insurance market. "Look at how much Cruz is being helped!" the bleat. Oh yes, being forced to buy an inferior product at gun point is certainly a huge step up.
And the LIVs just laugh away. Harharhar isn't it so damn ironic that Cruz "needs" Obamacare?
Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 10:48 PM (eQBH3)


Um, Helloo!

Posted by: Blue Cross Blue Shield at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (kGrwF)

148 "it "might" have been smoldering when she threw it."

Don't y'all hate when that happens? You're driving along with your bottle of combustible liquid, and then you look down and by golly there's a wad of paper that's sticking out that happens to be on fire. You have to throw it out the window, obviously!

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (eQBH3)

149 Thanks everyone for the tips.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (0NdlF)

150 You're not even supposed to read the post. Get it together, man.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (e+1S5)



What post?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (GEICT)

151 My favorite is Give War a Chance.

"Parliament of Whores" is what saved me from becoming a liberal. I might have become a lot of other horrible things but at least I was spared that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (AVEe1)

152 121 Mug shot in sig
Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:05 PM (eQBH3)

My, what a cray cray look she has. Don't piss her off

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (hcfn1)

153 I don't think there is a "right school district". If it's an American public school then it's subject to the Dept. of Education/Teachers' unions/CPUSA/NAMBLA set curricula.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at March 24, 2015 11:08 PM (GuwT9)

*******
Sure there is. GA overall sucks for education. But, By buying a house in the District we did here, daughter went to one of the best public high schools in the Country.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (iKG5d)

154 Fuckin' eh adjusters & used car salesman don't make the list.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
-------------------------
They're both too far up the list...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (sa50w)

155 96 "If other reports on Clarkson are accurate, he's become a mental and physical train wreck."


Wonder what that's about. Years ago there was snicker on the show about him being an ass while quitting smoking. Wasn't sure if that was true or a put-on.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (iLGGu)



He may be spending too much time in the pubs these days. That amount of drinking tends to make one surly and age quite a bit.

Sad, because it was looking like they were going to have a crossover episode with the US Top Gear guys since they had Tanner Foust on earlier in the season.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (+Fae7)

156 Even the worship leader barely understands how the sound board at my church works.


Check on YouTube to see if there's any info about the board.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (0HooB)

157 " Steve Tyler on a no make-up and bad hair day."

Ha! That's the perfect description.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:12 PM (eQBH3)

158 "Austin Police confirm they tracked the white BMW SUV down on I-35 and arrested 52-year-old Melanie Toney"



Austin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:12 PM (iLGGu)

159 138
On the schools, you either need to spend a lot of money on house in the right school district, or go private.

Posted by: Scanner Dan


And if they go to the "right" school, maybe they can get into the "right" college and then maybe they can write papers and point fingers asking why the country is still so segregated.

Want to solve problems like the Palo Alto / East Palo Alto divide? one word: vouchers

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:13 PM (LWu6U)

160 142 are we supposed to click on the quote links? or are they just there for form?

i am so confused.
Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:09 PM (LWu6U)


Are you reading the posts? There's no reading the posts at AoSHQ.

Posted by: Jimmy Dugan at March 24, 2015 11:13 PM (Lqb+9)

161 Isn't a Molotov cocktail... I wonder if the special darling even knows who that potent beverage was named for ... a terrorist weapon? Something about mass destruction because it could have, oh I don't know, splattered on multiple people...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:13 PM (VpkjW)

162 Austin.




yyyyep.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:13 PM (MDgS8)

163 Super Troopers 2? Yay or nay?

Nay.

The Broken-Lizard crew are doing this sequel for exactly one reason: this was their only (belated) success, and they haven't restored the magic at anything they'd done since then.

It'd be like M Night Shyamalam doing "The Seventh Sense".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:15 PM (AVEe1)

164 "Don't y'all hate when that happens?"


If I had a dollar.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:15 PM (iLGGu)

165 There's a reason we keep Austin surrounded with the rest of us.

Posted by: Ktgreat at March 24, 2015 11:15 PM (Bl4dy)

166 161 : Probably a Wendy Davis disciple.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:15 PM (ucDmr)

167 *as a contractor, I am "allowed" to say this with immunity.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 24, 2015 10:59 PM (sa50w)


I resemble that remark. But at least we generally have to separate people from their money voluntarily.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 24, 2015 11:15 PM (8zCR+)

168 I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me
Than a pre-frontal lobotomy

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 24, 2015 11:15 PM (ZGlQ9)

169 Need to put a moat around Austin so in the time of Zombies it can be isolated like Patient Zero and not infect others.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:16 PM (VpkjW)

170 >>>What post?

This man gets it.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:16 PM (e+1S5)

171 are we supposed to click on the quote links? or are they just there for form?

i am so confused.
Posted by: Gentlemen


The AoSHQ is mostly for the articles*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:16 PM (JBzwC)

172 It appears the dems are going to lean heavy on the income divide issue this cycle.

The opposition should answer all these attacks with that one word: vouchers.

income inequality? "Vouchers!"
Segregation? "Vouchers!"

etc.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:16 PM (LWu6U)

173 52 year old bomb thrower? Putting her in prison is like a free pass to Beaches all inclusive resort during swingers week

Posted by: ThunderB, Cruzader at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (zOTsN)

174 "Need to put a moat around Austin"

Just block off 35 north and south of town and they'd never escape.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (eQBH3)

175 "Sad, because it was looking like they were going to have a crossover
episode with the US Top Gear guys since they had Tanner Foust on earlier
in the season."


Saw that just the other day.

Maybe the pub "thing" dovetails with his being tired of management and ready to go elsewhere. Miserable, tired of it, ready to go anywhere but there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (iLGGu)

176 And remember AoSHQ Rule $69 - Never look up slang you are unfamiliar with.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (VpkjW)

177 OK sound techies, it's bedtime for Bonzo. Tomorrow I have a practice with a 14 y/o guitar player we're backing up in a couple of weeks. He's not bad, loves the blues and has The Fire.

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (0HooB)

178 I'm still not over those fucking baby boxes. Does anybody think dumping babies into boxes will not increase with these things? I'm might be dumb but I sure think the option of tossing a kid into a box that is designed and conceived to keep them alive anomalously is much easier on many levels than to resort to whipping them into dumpsters and against trees in the woods.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (ahBY0)

179 142 are we supposed to click on the quote links? or are they just there for form?

i am so confused.
Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:09 PM (LWu6U)


Well you could maybe hover over the GODDAMN LINK LIKE SOMEONE WHO HAS A FUCKING CLUE ABOUT THE MOTHERFUCKING INTERNET AND ACTUALLY FIND THAT SHIT OUT.

Or not. It's your choice.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (MhQ84)

180 145
Unless you're Alan Parsons, it's the musicians who are supposed to
determine what they sound like. So do a sound check, have everyone
adjust their instrument to their preferred level, and have the musicians
take turns tweaking the levels at the board while you go down and play
their instrument.



Bunch of young'ns who don't know how to work a soundboard.



Oh, and I have no skill at any of their instruments.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 11:10 PM (0NdlF)


I'm not saying to let them work the entire soundboard, just their own levels. The stuff you need to have an ear for, not the stuff you need to have a brain for.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (T1005)

181 Messing with the EQ to get each instrument in its own "slot", so that they sound good together. With all of those variables, I guess it's more of an art ... Just going to have fail my way better.


Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 24, 2015 10:58 PM

Oh, ok. With the EQ, if you're not entirely sure what you're doing and assuming there aren't established levels that are working... Try checking each instrument alone first to obtain a nice natural sound. The guitars will be using stage amps and possibly the keys too. You can start by listening to the stage amp by itself without FOH sound and gradually increasing the volume out front to the desired level and try to match the amp sound when you can still hear both clearly.

Without knowing much about the EQing and room etc, try starting with a flat EQ and goose the trebs and bass up a bit, leaving the mids alone. Unless you've got a guitar or keys that are particularly top endy or bassy, you can leave the mids alone to start with and clear up the usually muddy tone of FOH by boosting the top and bottom end, then experimenting with the result. Example- sounds brittle? Drop the tops a bit. A bit boomy? drop the bottoms a bit. You may have to increase the mids, depending on the result, with an EQ like "waves"... up-down-up-down-up. But be careful with mids as they tend to give a strong sound, but can sound muddy and a lot of FOH stuff tends to the muddy as default. Watch your trebs don't take you to the edge of feedback and it should be ok.

Once you've done the individual instruments, do it again with the whole band. You may have to adjust some more for a well balanced mix. The band may bitch about all this, but you're not experienced and you need time to sort it out. Tell them to STFU and do they want a good mix, or not?

Posted by: otho at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (tBSrv)

182 Looks like she forgot to check her white/BMW privilege.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2015 11:18 PM (F2IAQ)

183 Austin?

There's an awful lot of hairspray in that mugshot.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:18 PM (JBzwC)

184
169 Need to put a moat around Austin so in the time of Zombies it can be isolated like Patient Zero and not infect others.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:16 PM (VpkjW)

Moat around Austin? Can we flood the walls? Keep the villagers inside?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2015 11:18 PM (XAFOu)

185 All my peeps are in Austin so.....

I can't hate too hard. Just bored with hipsters and people who are too lazy to think for themselves.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:18 PM (MDgS8)

186 PJ O'Rourke I understand.

Miley Cyrus, not so much.

g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2015 11:18 PM (KCxzN)

187 >> You're not even supposed to read the post. Get it together, man.

10 years and i am still such a fucking noob.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:19 PM (LWu6U)

188
"Need to put a moat around Austin"



Just block off 35 north and south of town and they'd never escape.



They'd squirt out the sides.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:19 PM (MDgS8)

189 Well you could maybe hover over the GODDAMN LINK LIKE SOMEONE WHO HAS A FUCKING CLUE ABOUT THE MOTHERFUCKING INTERNET AND ACTUALLY FIND THE FUCK OUT.

Or not. It's your choice.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (MhQ84)




Well, back to the punishment ONTs.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:19 PM (GEICT)

190 Shdnt a firebomb be in glass and not plastic?

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 24, 2015 11:19 PM (iQIUe)

191 "And remember AoSHQ Rule $69 -"



Lessons are costly around here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:19 PM (iLGGu)

192 Since Alan Parsons Project has been invoked multiple times

https://youtu.be/jag3HwS74pc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:20 PM (VpkjW)

193 PJ had done more drugs than Miley at her age. Shit, he'd done drugs Miley'd only read about, like Quaaludes.

I'm afraid Miley can't blame it all on being stoned. She's just stupid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:20 PM (AVEe1)

194 He may be spending too much time in the pubs these days. That amount of drinking tends to make one surly and age quite a bit.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (+Fae7)

Clarkson is a journalist and writer by trade, and British by blood. For some reason, men with that combination tend to have self-destruct code written into their brains

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2015 11:20 PM (GrXXa)

195 Oh my...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:20 PM (iLGGu)

196
Well you could maybe hover over the GODDAMN LINK LIKE SOMEONE WHO HAS A FUCKING CLUE ABOUT THE MOTHERFUCKING INTERNET AND ACTUALLY FIND THE FUCK OUT.

Or not. It's your choice.
Posted by: Maetenloch


Rough week?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:21 PM (JBzwC)

197 193: True dat.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:21 PM (ucDmr)

198 Also, pray for public schools. I had a colleague who admitted that he encourages his students to vote Democrat. Other than openly expressing how evil communism is (I teach history), I pride myself on being unbiased and presenting information in a neutral fashion. The other side is not so honorable.

Posted by: planeman at March 24, 2015 11:05 PM

You are doing an honorable thing. Keep on keeping on.

T

Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2015 11:21 PM (o/90i)

199 Maetenloch with 'tude.


I like it.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:22 PM (MDgS8)

200
Tell them to STFU and do they want a good mix, or not?

Posted by: otho at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (tBSrv)

Excellent advice.

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 11:22 PM (qry2M)

201 Well, back to the punishment ONTs.

Well, the Barrel has to be emptied of its accumulated gunk sometime. Might as well be during the weeknight ONTs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:22 PM (AVEe1)

202 Clarkson is a journalist and writer by trade, and British by blood. For some reason, men with that combination tend to have self-destruct code written into their brains
Posted by: kbdabear

There's a cure for that, but you can only use it once.

Posted by: Zombie Hunter S Thompson at March 24, 2015 11:22 PM (GuwT9)

203 Lessons are costly around here.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:19 PM (iLGGu)

That leason is like divorce. It costs so much because it is worth it.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at March 24, 2015 11:22 PM (Lqb+9)

204 Twitter sucks donkey balls. I can't imagine how anyone, contemplating the development of some sort of internet communication platform, could ever have come up with such a goddam thing.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2015 11:23 PM (lG2E3)

205 "They'd squirt out the sides."

Not if their iphones go down. Picture a hipster reading a map. Or owning a map other than an ironic Hertz fold out from 1983.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:23 PM (eQBH3)

206 (munches on a carrot stick)
Eh...What's up, Horde?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 24, 2015 11:23 PM (rJUlF)

207 Twitter sucks donkey balls. I can't imagine how anyone, contemplating
the development of some sort of internet communication platform, could
ever have come up with such a goddam thing.


Fuckin A.

Don't even get me started. Worst form of communication ever.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:24 PM (MDgS8)

208 202: Aint that the truth!


Zombie; Earnest Hemingway

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:24 PM (ucDmr)

209 could ever have come up with such a goddam thing.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed


Can't hear you. Counting money.

Posted by: Twitter creators at March 24, 2015 11:24 PM (JBzwC)

210 Nay. The Broken-Lizard crew are doing this sequel for exactly one reason: this was their only (belated) success, and they haven't restored the magic at anything they'd done since then. It'd be like M Night Shyamalam doing "The Seventh Sense".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:15 PM

Yeah, I love the idea, but worried about the result. They'd want to have a killer script to hope to recapture the magic and if they did, why isn';t a studio all over it?

Posted by: otho at March 24, 2015 11:24 PM (tBSrv)

211
Truly, Truly I say unto you:

204 Twitter sucks donkey balls. I can't imagine how anyone, contemplating the development of some sort of internet communication platform, could ever have come up with such a goddam thing.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2015 11:23 PM (lG2E3)

Amen Brother

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 11:25 PM (qry2M)

212 Well, this was like the 13th(?) season of that show as comprised. And as kd says they had run through just about every bit they could come up with and were into sorta re-working old ones. Nonetheless, still a better watch than a lot of what's on the tube.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:06 PM (iLGGu)


Just when you think that, they have an episode like the "Argentina" episode. The three sitting around the campfire eating the beaver, and James saying "I don't think I'd like to eat beaver" had me crying.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 24, 2015 11:25 PM (+Fae7)

213 A map from 1983 wouldn't even have half of Austin on it.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:25 PM (MDgS8)

214 Any San Jose Horde folks? Manhunt underway after cop shot. Scanner link: http://tinyurl.com/o5yym5s

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:26 PM (nL0sw)

215 "That leason is like divorce. It costs so much because it is worth it."


That lesson is one sorta like war. You watch all your buddies jump outta the foxhole and not make it down the hill. You stay in your foxhole.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (iLGGu)

216 Alan Parson's legacy will be the introduction to the Michael Jordon Bulls.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (8zCR+)

217 News link for San Jose manhunt: http://tinyurl.com/q2av3fv

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (nL0sw)

218 The Knack: Good Girls Don't.

I remember Gail H***** singing this to me in 8th grade acting all naughty.

Yeah, I went to Catholic school.

and no...we didn't, but...

she wasn't the last one to sing it.

*sigh*

Posted by: jammer at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (V0NdD)

219 No way they should make a SuperTroopers2. No way. Some movies just work. For no rhyme or reason that you can see. They just...WORK. Everything comes together perfectly.

Like Boondock Saints.

And trying to redo it is a disaster because you can't force what happened the first time.

Thank God they never tried that with the Saints.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (GEICT)

220 Any San Jose Horde folks? Manhunt underway after cop shot. Scanner link: http://tinyurl.com/o5yym5s
Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:26 PM (nL0sw)

******

Hey there CS. How goes the planning for the run?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (iKG5d)

221 Rough week?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:21 PM (JBzwC)


Just channeling Sam Kinison.

Also fuck you is how my week is going.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (MhQ84)

222 Or not. It's your choice.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015

Now that made me smirk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:28 PM (hcfn1)

223 >>>Well you could maybe hover over the GODDAMN LINK LIKE SOMEONE WHO HAS A FUCKING CLUE ABOUT THE MOTHERFUCKING INTERNET AND ACTUALLY FIND THAT SHIT OUT.

Or not. It's your choice.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:17 PM (MhQ84)

Well. I always wondered what actually happened when you taunt happy fun ball. Now I know. And knowing is half the battle. Yo, Joe!

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)

224 Right after you finished reading a book to us.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 10:53 PM (e+1S5)


Hey, "Faith of the Fallen" is Pooky's favorite book of the series. I like it too, pretty much for the same reason as BC. Nice reading, BC, by the way.

Posted by: pookysgirl sometimes hates touchscreens at March 24, 2015 11:29 PM (dCUzJ)

225 Don't even get me started. Worst form of communication ever.
Posted by: eleven
-------------------------------

How's your Morse Code?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2015 11:29 PM (F2IAQ)

226 "
A map from 1983 wouldn't even have half of Austin on it."



Nah, true. Austin used to be a dumpwater. A speedbump on the way to Houston from Dallas.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:29 PM (iLGGu)

227 Clarkson and P.J. O'Rourke need to do a N.Y. to L.A. road trip, on the back roads only, and in a succession of "interesting" cars.

Send Bourdain along with 'em as the food guide.

Give Clarkson the T.V. rights, and let P.J. publish the articles or book.

Bourdain could publish the recipies. And dosages.

Working title: "Migrating Morons, The Road Trip to Hell."



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2015 11:30 PM (RzZOc)

228 >>>> Also fuck you is how my week is going.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (MhQ84)

Well, that settles it. Pissed off Maet is superior to pissed off Ace.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2015 11:30 PM (rTqAd)

229 Hey there CS. How goes the planning for the run?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (iKG5d)




Taking advice into consideration, and I've reached out to some people for opinions, waiting to hear back from them. Leaning toward not running right now (maybe '18?) based on several factors. The district being R+19 being one. No final decision yet.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:30 PM (nL0sw)

230 Nice reading, BC, by the way.

Posted by: pookysgirl sometimes hates touchscreens at March 24, 2015 11:29 PM (dCUzJ)



*bows*

Thank ye kindly, ma'am.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:31 PM (GEICT)

231 Lessons are costly around here.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24

Fuck, it's only _________________

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:31 PM (hcfn1)

232 And knowing is half the battle.

The other half is killing. Lots and lots of killing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2015 11:31 PM (UVfht)

233 Also fuck you is how my week is going.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM


There's a lot of that going around

It's been Monday all week & will continue to be Monday until further notice

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2015 11:31 PM (KCxzN)

234 >>>Thank God they never tried that with the Saints.

I see you've adopted the same strategy I have. Saints is on the first row of the DVD shelf. Saints II, if it existed which it totally doesn't, would live somewhere in the back, right below the video of my colonoscopy.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:32 PM (e+1S5)

235 Sad, because it was looking like they were going to have a crossover
episode with the US Top Gear guys since they had Tanner Foust on earlier
in the season.


I may be alone in this, but I like American Top Gear. Not more than British Top Gear, but I think they've found their groove. The hosts have a good chemestry, and it's enjoyable to see three American archetypes (goomba, hick and surfer) interact. I like that they've ditched all of the Top Gear baggage and focus just on the challenges with maybe one car review thrown in. I would love to see a US/UK TG crossover.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 24, 2015 11:32 PM (WvS3w)

236
25 Hooooooorde!!!! We piss anyone off today?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 10:43 PM (GEICT)


Well Maet has probably pissed off Stringer Davis by posting again about the Air Force trying to kill the Warthog. If he shows up tonight that will be his rant.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2015 11:32 PM (zt+N6)

237
214 Any San Jose Horde folks?
Manhunt underway after cop shot.
Scanner link: http://tinyurl.com/o5yym5s

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:26 PM (nL0sw)

Hatches battened down
THX

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 11:32 PM (qry2M)

238 Psh. The real Austin is that which existed before the gentrification and urban sprawl corrupted our fair city. Ben White to 51st, bitches.

Posted by: Austin Hipster at March 24, 2015 11:32 PM (eQBH3)

239 Interesting, the suspect in SJ is "known to have a 30-30 and a Glock with an extended mag." Unpossible, Cali's got laws banning extended mags.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:33 PM (nL0sw)

240 And yes, Gentlemen, the little red linky bits are clickable. They take you to the source of the original quote. Just for general information.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:33 PM (iLGGu)

241 I'll admit.... Anthony Bourdain is a guilty pleasure of mine. I watch the walking Douche Stick's show on CNN because of the interesting people he comes across.

Posted by: Genghis Cohen at March 24, 2015 11:33 PM (fLKzW)

242 Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2015 11:30 PM (RzZOc)

I would pay to watch PJ run over Bourdain, like 14 times. That fucker is a douchenozzle

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:33 PM (hcfn1)

243 It's been Monday all week & will continue to be Monday until further notice
Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2015 11:31 PM (KCxzN)

It's like a freakin' Moron pandemic.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (Face For Radio, Voice For Print) at March 24, 2015 11:33 PM (rJUlF)

244 Well Maet has probably pissed off Stringer Davis by posting again about the Air Force trying to kill the Warthog. If he shows up tonight that will be his rant.
Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2015 11:32 PM (zt+N6)

******

The hard part is usually isolating the actual topic of the rant.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:34 PM (iKG5d)

245 Regarding the molotov cocktail throwing pro abortionist:
What kind of an idiot does something like that from a car that has a license plate on it that can be traced to herself?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:34 PM (kGrwF)

246 Well. I always wondered what actually happened when you taunt happy fun ball. Now I know. And knowing is half the battle. Yo, Joe!
Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)


Phhhh. Nothing happens when you taunt happy fun ball. Its a pussy who's threats are emptier than an Obama redline stand.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (zt+N6)

247
242 Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2015 11:30 PM (RzZOc)

I would pay to watch PJ run over Bourdain, like 14 times. That fucker is a douchenozzle
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:33 PM (hcfn1)

The show he did about cooking in Gaza was nauseating.

Posted by: eman at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (MQEz6)

248 "I may be alone in this, but I like American Top Gear."


I never caught the passion, WD. I don't like the gumba.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (iLGGu)

249 236; Whoever is trying to kill the Warthog is fuckin stupid. Three of those fuckers unleashed could take out ISIS. Dumbasses.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (ucDmr)

250 >>>Hey, "Faith of the Fallen" is Pooky's favorite book of the series. I like it too, pretty much for the same reason as BC

Is it a series that must be read in order! or can I jump right in with Faith of the Fallen?

Not sure I want to commit to an 11 book series, since I may or may not have about 20 books on my kindle I haven't even started, plus 2 more series that I'm in the middle of.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (e+1S5)

251 217
News link for San Jose manhunt: http://tinyurl.com/q2av3fv

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (nL0sw)


Thanks for the heads-up, CS!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (T1005)

252 Clarkson and P.J. O'Rourke need to do a N.Y. to L.A. road trip, on the back roads only, and in a succession of "interesting" cars.

How about to Las Vegas, with a big packet of 'shrooms.

... what. That's been done?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (AVEe1)

253 ""known to have a 30-30 and a Glock with an extended mag." Unpossible, Cali's got laws banning extended mags."


And don't 30-30s sound like mean, evil thingies?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:36 PM (iLGGu)

254 Dancing Pigeons: Ritalin

Music video. Hot flamethrower vs. fire extinguisher action.

http://tinyurl.com/qcdb92d

Posted by: jammer at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (V0NdD)

255 Just channeling Sam Kinison.

Also fuck you is how my week is going.
Posted by: Maetenloch


There is some stupid party game in which the player is given a person, place, or thing to impersonate. I was given Sam Kinison. I was 13ish? ...

Yeah, it was embarrassing to no end to have everyone just stare.

Church youth group thing, too. Good times.

Good.
Times.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (JBzwC)

256
245 Regarding the molotov cocktail throwing pro abortionist:
What kind of an idiot does something like that from a car that has a license plate on it that can be traced to herself?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:34 PM (kGrwF)

I think the kind of idiot that fits is what is known as a "fucking idiot" or even a "stupid fucking idiot".

Posted by: eman at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (MQEz6)

257 221
Rough week?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:21 PM (JBzwC)

Just channeling Sam Kinison.

Also fuck you is how my week is going.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (MhQ84)


One of the best things about Sam was his little chuckle/giggle he'd throw in during the lead-up.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (T1005)

258
The Knack: Good Girls Don't.

I remember Gail H***** singing this to me in 8th grade acting all naughty.


My wife chose this song to be played at our wedding after the vows had been exchanged and we turned and walked back down the aisle without telling me.

I chose The Imperial March for when we were introduced at the reception.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (WvS3w)

259 Posted by: eman at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (MQEz6

When the kids come home they like to watch the cooking shows. Fuck him wish some Vietnam cong in Ho Chi Min city off him with chopsticks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (hcfn1)

260 Is it a series that must be read in order! or can I jump right in with Faith of the Fallen?

Not sure I want to commit to an 11 book series, since I may or may not have about 20 books on my kindle I haven't even started, plus 2 more series that I'm in the middle of.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:35 PM (e+1S5)



I think you probably could read it stand alone. You're going to lose a lot of the personal interaction between characters, but the overall themes are still there and powerful.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (GEICT)

261 218
The Knack: Good Girls Don't.
I remember Gail H***** singing this to me in 8th grade acting all naughty.
Yeah, I went to Catholic school.
and no...we didn't, but...
she wasn't the last one to sing it.
*sigh*
Posted by: jammer at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM (V0NdD)

THX, I thought it was knee slapp'n true.
Teenage maddness indeed

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 11:38 PM (qry2M)

262 oh, and my day sucked balls. apparently I ran over a screw on my way back from work yesterday. found out this morning on my way TO work, so I had to pull over, jack up the car, replace the flat with the donut, and be flipped off by every entitled asshole in Boulder for half an hour.

and Boulder has a *lot* of entitled assholes. . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:38 PM (AVEe1)

263 And don't 30-30s sound like mean, evil thingies?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:36 PM (iLGGu)




Especially when they are fully automatic assault 30-30s with bayonet lugs. And a shoulder thingy that goes up.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:39 PM (nL0sw)

264 "What kind of an idiot does something like that from a car that has a license plate on it that can be traced to herself? "

Oh, that's the best part. She "partially obstructed" her license plate with a piece of cardboard. Criminal mastermind, she was.

Posted by: Austin Hipster at March 24, 2015 11:39 PM (eQBH3)

265 Church youth group thing, too. Good times.

Good.
Times.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March

I,know,first hand that you can say fuck you in church and God dammit without lightning happening. Don't ask me. Just trust me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:39 PM (hcfn1)

266 Clarkson, O'Rourke, & Boudain drive Route 66 in a '68 GTO convertible...filmed in real time

I'd watch that (when it came out on DVD)

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2015 11:39 PM (KCxzN)

267 >>>Phhhh. Nothing happens when you taunt happy fun ball. Its a pussy who's threats are emptier than an Obama redline stand.

I'm thinking your life choices might be suboptimal.

*steps waaaay back from buzzion*

Good luck with that.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:40 PM (e+1S5)

268 "When the kids come home they like to watch the cooking shows. Fuck him
wish some Vietnam cong in Ho Chi Min city off him with chopsticks"



Man, this place is grumpy of late.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:40 PM (iLGGu)

269 Yuck. Off hipster sock.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:40 PM (eQBH3)

270 And don't 30-30s sound like mean, evil thingies?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:36 PM (iLGGu)

Isn't that a show like 20/20

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:40 PM (hcfn1)

271 I give Bourdain some due for not throwing us Second Amendment folks under the bus. Which, he has had every opportunity to do.

His episode with Ted Nugent was instructive to him. The one with the shooters in the New Mexico desert, seemed to have solidified his coming to understand the topic, at least to a fair degree for a NYC, former heroin addict douchenozzle.

He goes interesting places, puts some very interesting, indigenous foods up on the screen, and tells an interesting tale in the process.

I just wish he didn't like muzzie places quite so much. There's other, better foods out there, I'm sure.

Frankly, some of the most interesting people are also the biggest pains in the ass. Clarkson, chief amongst 'em. Strong personalities tend towards such polarizing effects.

They're not my best friends. I don't look to them for my spiritual guidance.

What I watch 'em for, they're good at. What O'Rourke writes, he's the best at.

You wanna run over an annoying foodie with a Food Truck, put a hood ornament on the damn thing and aim it at the Pioneer Woman.

You can O.D. on countrified earnestness in a single eight minute segment of that show.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2015 11:41 PM (RzZOc)

272 #250: I loved the Sword of Truth series, right up until the final book which was just putrid.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 24, 2015 11:41 PM (qfREG)

273 Isn't that a show like 20/20

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:40 PM (hcfn1)




Close, but it's on ESPN.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:42 PM (nL0sw)

274 good girls don't
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc4l5EpCMEc

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:42 PM (AVEe1)

275 233
Also fuck you is how my week is going.



Posted by: Maetenloch at March 24, 2015 11:27 PM



There's a lot of that going around



It's been Monday all week will continue to be Monday until further notice

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2015 11:31 PM (KCxzN)


Could be worse. Fiancee just found out her company is being acquired by its largest competitor. We've seen that movie before.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:42 PM (T1005)

276 Man, this place is grumpy of late.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:40 PM (iLGGu)

I is not grumpy. He just rubs me the wrong way, mucho grande

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:42 PM (hcfn1)

277 []There is some stupid party game in which the player is given a person, place, or thing to impersonate. I was given Sam Kinison. I was 13ish? ... Yeah, it was embarrassing to no end to have everyone just stare. Church youth group thing, too. Good times. Good. Times.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:37 PM (JBzwC)

It got awkward when you dumped out the pound of sugar and snorted it all through a dollar bill didn't it?

That actually is fitting. Kinison was a former Evangelical preacher.

https://youtu.be/a8Z8ji7L5o8

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2015 11:42 PM (zt+N6)

278 What Clarkson could produce and what he's very good at are the automotive documentaries he's done, and some fine work on other subjects.

He wouldn't require a big budget nor a multi-show commitment.

His "Who Killed the British Motor Industry" is a great example of the solo documentary work that he's done.

May and Hammond also excel at those one-man specials.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2015 11:42 PM (GrXXa)

279 172 It appears the dems are going to lean heavy on the income divide issue this cycle.
The opposition should answer all these attacks with that one word: vouchers.
Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 24, 2015 11:16 PM (LWu6U)


And ask all the super rich, super liberal Hollywood types, Matt Damon, Clooney, Affleck, Baldwin, what THEY think of the greedy bastards who make an obscene amount of money for the jobs they do.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:43 PM (kGrwF)

280 264 "What kind of an idiot does something like that from a car that has a license plate on it that can be traced to herself? "

Oh, that's the best part. She "partially obstructed" her license plate with a piece of cardboard. Criminal mastermind, she was.
Posted by: Austin Hipster at March 24, 2015 11:39 PM (eQBH3)

They had a picture of the bottle at Breitbart. I'm pretty sure that's a plastic bottle. Think about that for a second.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2015 11:43 PM (3HxZe)

281 "Especially when they are fully automatic assault 30-30s with bayonet lugs. And a shoulder thingy that goes up."


CS, there were some Morons poking around here the other day wondering if your were serious about your run. Asking about sending you some money.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:43 PM (iLGGu)

282 And don't 30-30s sound like mean, evil thingies?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:36 PM (iLGGu)


It holds more than 5 bullets and has the thing on the bottom that goes down.

Posted by: Liberal Arts Major at March 24, 2015 11:43 PM (t//F+)

283 >>>I think you probably could read it stand alone. You're going to lose a lot of the personal interaction between characters, but the overall themes are still there and powerful.

Sigh. Fine. My wallet hates you.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:44 PM (e+1S5)

284 275: Good luck with that. It never ends well. Been there done that. Not fun, unless you like backstabbing suckers of cock.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:44 PM (ucDmr)

285
Good Girls Don't.

The Imperial March

Jeeez I just had a string quartet playing Mendelssohn

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 11:44 PM (qry2M)

286 That picture at the bottom: is that Cthulthu in a washing machine?

Posted by: Northernlurker aka Easybake at March 24, 2015 11:44 PM (4+sJl)

287 and Boulder has a *lot* of entitled assholes. . .
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:38 PM (AVEe1)


Buy Fix-a-Flat. Buy 3 cans of Fix-a-Flat. Saved me from lots of lousy days like yours.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2015 11:45 PM (t//F+)

288 Could be worse. Fiancee just found out her company is being acquired by its largest competitor. We've seen that movie before.

On the plus side, this could be your chance to escape CA.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2015 11:45 PM (UVfht)

289 "They had a picture of the bottle at Breitbart. I'm pretty sure that's a plastic bottle. Think about that for a second."


It'll go "pop."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:46 PM (iLGGu)

290 They had a picture of the bottle at Breitbart. I'm pretty sure that's a plastic bottle. Think about that for a second.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at

Low emissions, love of Mother Earth and the fact she's dumber than a box of fucking rots

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:46 PM (hcfn1)

291 They had a picture of the bottle at Breitbart. I'm pretty sure that's a plastic bottle. Think about that for a second.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2015 11:43 PM (3HxZe)


That made me wonder if the whole thing was some kind of hoax like the fake hat crimes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2015 11:46 PM (W5DcG)

292 Hate crimes not hat crimes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2015 11:47 PM (W5DcG)

293 When my company gets acquired, the check will be written to me. One of the good things of not working for the man anymore and striking out on my own. It's the only way.

Posted by: Genghis Cohen at March 24, 2015 11:47 PM (fLKzW)

294 Cardboard to try and cover license plate.

Well there is your proof of premediation and puts a nice hole in an insanity defense.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 24, 2015 11:47 PM (VpkjW)

295 I,know,first hand that you can say fuck you in church and God dammit without lightning happening. Don't ask me. Just trust me
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


I didn't have the genuine vocabulary down seeing as how I'd only seen his bleeped stuff on broadcast TV.

So it just looked like I was having a spaz-out. In front a bunch of other 13 year olds. Which. Yeah.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:47 PM (JBzwC)

296 hat crimes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2015 11:47 PM (W5DcG)


That's what hipsters are guilty of.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2015 11:48 PM (zt+N6)

297 Fuckin A.

Don't even get me started. Worst form of communication ever.
Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2015 11:24 PM (MDgS

Yeah, but it gives us a lot of entertainment from drunk or stoned celebrities.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:48 PM (kGrwF)

298 "May and Hammond also excel at those one-man specials.
"



Personally, I like May. I could sit and talk Hurricanes and Spitfires with him for hours.


A show. "Man Lab" is only sorta okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:48 PM (iLGGu)

299 Is there an incompetence defense?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2015 11:48 PM (W5DcG)

300 Without Twitter we'd still be stuck with Anthony Weiner.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:49 PM (kGrwF)

301 "That made me wonder if the whole thing was some kind of hoax like the fake hat crimes."

Nah, she was just really, really stupid.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2015 11:49 PM (eQBH3)

302 "It holds more than 5 bullets and has the thing on the bottom that goes down."


Yes it does. All very "military" sounding.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:49 PM (iLGGu)

303 Without Twitter we'd still be stuck with Anthony Weiner.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:49 PM (kGrwF)

******

I thought he was a dick pic texter, not a tweeter.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (5qEZd)

304 >>>Could be worse. Fiancee just found out her company is being acquired by its largest competitor. We've seen that movie before.

That well and truly sucks, but didn't you mention about seeing it coming? And maybe it's the wedge you need to convince her to flee to better climes.

Sliver linings and all that. Hope it works out for you.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (e+1S5)

305 Without Twitter we'd still be stuck with Anthony Weiner.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2015 11:49 PM (kGrwF)

******

I thought he was a dick pic texter, not a tweeter.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (5qEZd)

306 Is Lena Dunham the thing that goes down?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (W5DcG)

307 CS, there were some Morons poking around here the other day wondering if your were serious about your run. Asking about sending you some money.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:43 PM (iLGGu)




I'm still taking advice into consideration, and I've reached out to some people for opinions, waiting to hear back from them. Leaning toward not running right now (maybe '18?) based on several factors. The district being R+19 being one. No final decision yet.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (nL0sw)

308 Is there an incompetence defense?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2015 11:48 PM (W5DcG)


Name a college football team.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2015 11:51 PM (t//F+)

309 Jim in Houston. I don't begrude Bourdain and his drug habit. When it comes to drugs & alcohol it's one day at time. He just rubs me the wrong way, raw.

O'Rourke is awesome. I've read most of his books, seen him speak at a public university and met the man. He's fucking brilliant

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:51 PM (hcfn1)

310 The Knack's first Lp was great.

Posted by: Garrett at March 24, 2015 11:51 PM (SRUk5)

311 That made me wonder if the whole thing was some kind of hoax like the fake hat crimes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr
-------------------------
Political Hat here to defend himself in 3,2,1...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 24, 2015 11:51 PM (sa50w)

312 Is Lena Dunham the thing that goes down?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.

Only if her sister is involved.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at March 24, 2015 11:51 PM (GuwT9)

313 Wow, a split double.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:52 PM (JVKFK)

314 #303 and #305: He was trying to send the dick-pic in a Twitter private message, but accidentally tweeted it instead.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 24, 2015 11:52 PM (qfREG)

315
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhM9-ywkx0M
Story of my life

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 24, 2015 11:52 PM (qry2M)

316 I thought he was a dick pic texter, not a tweeter.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (5qEZd)



Tweeter. Tried to send them through private message but actually posted them if I remember correctly.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:52 PM (GEICT)

317
I've seen a figure bandied about that Top Gear is directly responsive for 25% of the BBC's revenues, between broadcast rights, video sales, licensing and the magazine.

That's a big hit to the balance sheet. Hope that cowering little welp of a producer is worth it. He had one job, to keep the talent happy, and he blew it.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2015 11:53 PM (kdS6q)

318

So it just looked like I was having a spaz-out. In front a bunch of other 13 year olds. Which. Yeah.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 24, 2015 11:47 PM (JBzwC)

good on youn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:53 PM (hcfn1)

319 284
275: Good luck with that. It never ends well. Been there done that. Not fun, unless you like backstabbing suckers of cock.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at March 24, 2015 11:44 PM (ucDmr)


We've been in Silicon Valley since the 80s. We've seen it done all sorts of ways. Even seen some surprises. But it ain't our first rodeo.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:53 PM (T1005)

320 Um, OK. I lost IQ points reading that Miley Cyrus quote.

Posted by: rickl at March 24, 2015 11:54 PM (sdi6R)

321 #303 and #305: He was trying to send the dick-pic in a Twitter private message, but accidentally tweeted it instead.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 24, 2015 11:52 PM (qfREG)

******

Ahhh, gotcha. Thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:54 PM (5qEZd)

322 " The district being R+19 being one. No final decision yet."


Just saying. Just saying.



You had some interest. Didn't know if you saw it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:54 PM (iLGGu)

323 286
That picture at the bottom: is that Cthulthu in a washing machine?

Posted by: Northernlurker aka Easybake at March 24, 2015 11:44 PM (4+sJl)


No, that's uncle George trying to peek into her cleavage.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:54 PM (T1005)

324 OK, I'm out

Poland calls at 0530. I'll be glad when this project is over.

Pro Tip to all you youngsters out there: go study HVAC & avoid the automotive industry.

tomorrow night, mi amigos

g'night, Andrew

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2015 11:54 PM (KCxzN)

325 288
Could be worse. Fiancee just found out her company is being acquired by its largest competitor. We've seen that movie before.

On the plus side, this could be your chance to escape CA.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2015 11:45 PM (UVfht)



Shhhhhhhh!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:55 PM (T1005)

326 Nite AJ

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:55 PM (hcfn1)

327 Alright, I'm out Horde. Until next time!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 24, 2015 11:56 PM (GEICT)

328 I'm old school.... I still send my dick picks through the US Mail.

Posted by: Genghis Cohen at March 24, 2015 11:56 PM (fLKzW)

329 Good night, Alton!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 24, 2015 11:57 PM (qfREG)

330 304
>>>Could be worse. Fiancee just found out her company is being
acquired by its largest competitor. We've seen that movie before.



That well and truly sucks, but didn't you mention about seeing it
coming? And maybe it's the wedge you need to convince her to flee to
better climes.



Sliver linings and all that. Hope it works out for you.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (e+1S5)


She's been oscillating about her job for a couple of years now. But this should move things along.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:57 PM (T1005)

331 "Political Hat here to defend himself in 3,2,1..."



She should show up anytime.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:57 PM (iLGGu)

332 That's a big hit to the balance sheet. Hope that cowering little welp of a producer is worth it. He had one job, to keep the talent happy, and he blew it.

Laurie, I think I understand your POV here, but at the same time I think it's a fair question: how much abuse is too much?

Don't get me wrong, this producer could be a delicate flower. But OTOH I personally know of too many cases, and have even worked in too many workplaces, where one abusive psychopath was allowed to get away with ANYTHING because they made too much money for whatever organization they were involved with.

And from what I've read about Clarkson, he sounds like someone who could be downright cruel and absolutely un-satisfiable with his demands on the show. Just my two cents.

For all we know, Clarkson could be another Jimmy Savile. Would love to know more details about what happened there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2015 11:58 PM (elbY7)

333 Meant to make that first paragraph a quote.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2015 11:58 PM (elbY7)

334 I am always amused by folks who think they can reinvent language and expect the rest of us to be able to read it.
The whole purpose of language is to be understood by others.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at March 24, 2015 11:58 PM (JgC5a)

335
She's been oscillating about her job for a couple of years now. But this should move things along.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:57 PM (T1005)


Is.... Is she a fan?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2015 11:58 PM (t//F+)

336 Nite BC ace threat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2015 11:59 PM (hcfn1)

337 Austin still is a dumpwater.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 24, 2015 11:59 PM (6n332)

338 "Prolly has Dollar General boobehs."

I am almost afraid to ask but here goes. What are Dollar General Boobehs?

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 25, 2015 12:00 AM (RQ2Z6)

339 "
I am always amused by folks who think they can reinvent language and expect the rest of us to be able to read it."


Wat da fuque U takking bought?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 12:00 AM (iLGGu)

340 Is.... Is she a fan?
Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2015 11:58 PM (t//F+)

******

*Vascillating giggle*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:00 AM (JVKFK)

341 MH, my buddy tells me the ice is moving down the Wolf. A little early for walleye yet or or no?

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 12:00 AM (ahBY0)

342 Shhhhhhhh!

OK, I'll root for that possibility quietly.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2015 12:01 AM (UVfht)

343 "What are Dollar General Boobehs?"

If you're afraid, you need not ask.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 12:01 AM (iLGGu)

344 Actually my day was pretty good today. I'm at a trade show. It's one that not exactly a great fit for what we offer so we don't expect a whole lot. But you do meet a lot of interesting people, make good contacts, and often come across leads that you wouldn't find elsewhere so it's still worth going.

Anyway I may have come across one of the coveted Glengarry leads by chance. :-)

A guy walks up to the booth whose company provides solutions to big OEMs and it turns out the one technology that they lack is exactly what we provide. And they cover the stuff that we would need to give the customer a complete working system. So a good match for both companies.

Furthermore it turns out that they are deeply hooked into one of the exact big industries that we've been trying to break into for several years. And it also turns out that they have big project that needs a solution by May of this year that just happens to be perfect fit for our latest product.

Now you never know how these things will pan out - but if I were to dream up a perfect show lead it would look pretty much like this one. So this lead alone probably justifies the entire show.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 25, 2015 12:01 AM (MhQ84)

345 the only ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKuc3faQAEs

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2015 12:01 AM (AVEe1)

346 They had a picture of the bottle at Breitbart. I'm pretty sure that's a plastic bottle. Think about that for a second.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2015 11:43 PM (3HxZe)


OFFS

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:02 AM (kGrwF)

347 You had some interest. Didn't know if you saw it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2015 11:54 PM (iLGGu)



I appreciate it (I hadn't seen it). And I appreciate the direct emails I got, as well. I haven't ruled it out, I'm just still analyzing the situation. It's a Deep South district, and even though I'm a Southerner, I'm not "from here," and that's very important down here. Add that to the fact that I haven't been here that long and don't yet have a lot of relationships in the local community. If I was in West Tennessee, where I grew up, I'd be going all out (Fincher, the Rep for the district I grew up in, also voted for the Orange Man).

Posted by: Country Singer at March 25, 2015 12:02 AM (nL0sw)

348 >>>Is.... Is she a fan?

Expect to hear from Muldoon's lawyers in the morning. I chuckled. Once I got it. Which took longer than I would like to admit.

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 25, 2015 12:03 AM (e+1S5)

349 341 MH, my buddy tells me the ice is moving down the Wolf. A little early for walleye yet or or no?
Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 12

I'd wait till weekend. Not sure what water temps are, but we are in for cold & snow the next few days. Does your buddy know what the temps are?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:03 AM (hcfn1)

350 "
Austin still is a dumpwater."



Well, they think they are uptown. Being in/from Austin is supposed to be something.



I feel like Big Mike.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 12:03 AM (iLGGu)

351 Here's the story on what happened with Jeremy Clarkson: he went ballistic on someone with far lower stature, because his steak wasn't hot.

http://tinyurl.com/ofymxvp

Assuming this account is true, is that really something that lower employees should just be willing to "get used to" and accept because Clarkson's show is popular?

I understand that bosses need to be bosses. But there's a line between being in charge and being a complete maniac bully.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:03 AM (elbY7)

352 335

She's been oscillating about her job for a couple of years now. But this should move things along.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2015 11:57 PM (T1005)

Is.... Is she a fan?


Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2015 11:58 PM (t//F+)


Sometimes. Sometimes she's so frustrated she just buzzes.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:03 AM (T1005)

353
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 25, 2015 12:01 AM (MhQ84)

So this lead alone probably justifies the entire show.

I love it when that happens.

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 12:05 AM (qry2M)

354 "What are Dollar General Boobehs?"
-------------------------
If you have to ask, you can't afford 'em.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 12:06 AM (sa50w)

355 Glad to hear things went unexpectedly well for you, Maet!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 12:06 AM (qfREG)

356 talking heads, this must be the place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9gK2fOq4MY

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2015 12:07 AM (AVEe1)

357 MH, my buddy tells me the ice is moving down the Wolf.

John has a long moustache.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 12:07 AM (W5DcG)

358 Now you never know how these things will pan out - but if I were to dream up a perfect show lead it would look pretty much like this one. So this lead alone probably justifies the entire show.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 25, 2015

I had a couple of smart ass comments for you. Then I thought, hey MH you hate going on the road, doing shit you don't care to do. So Maet glad you got some good leads. Hopefully you'll be home soon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:07 AM (hcfn1)

359 >>>Now you never know how these things will pan out - but if I were to dream up a perfect show lead it would look pretty much like this one. So this lead alone probably justifies the entire show.

So what you're saying is that now is a good time to taunt happy fun ball?

Posted by: DC in River City, temporary bachelor at March 25, 2015 12:08 AM (e+1S5)

360 I'd wait till weekend. Not sure what water temps are, but we are in for
cold snow the next few days. Does your buddy know what the temps
are?,

No, I don't think so but he's jumping out of his skin to get there the day after Easter, no matter what his blushing bride of 40 something years thinks.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 12:08 AM (ahBY0)

361 John has a long moustache.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 12:07 AM (W5DcG)

****
The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:08 AM (JVKFK)

362 The fat man walks alone.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 12:09 AM (qfREG)

363 The propaganda press says Ted Cruz is immodest, uncompromising and ideological.

Those are criticisms now, because Republican.

Posted by: MTF at March 25, 2015 12:09 AM (GFYLz)

364 What Miley Cyrus wrote was perfectly ok, but THIS was written. by. a. monster.


"He come mighty nigh it, honey, sho's you born--Brer Fox did. One day atter Brer Rabbit fool 'im wid dat calamus root, Brer Fox went ter wuk en got 'im some tar, en mix it wid some turkentime, en fix up a contrapshun w'at he call a Tar-Baby, en he tuck dish yer Tar-Baby en he sot 'er in de big road, en den he lay off in de bushes fer to see what de news wuz gwine ter be. En he didn't hatter wait long, nudder, kaze bimeby here come Brer Rabbit pacin' down de road--lippity-clippity, clippity-lippity--dez ez sassy ez a jay-bird. Brer Fox, he lay low. Brer Rabbit come prancin' 'long twel he spy de Tar-Baby, en den he fotch up on his behime legs like he wuz 'stonished. De Tar Baby, she sot dar, she did, en Brer Fox, he lay low."


Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2015 12:09 AM (t//F+)

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2015 12:09 AM (t//F+)

366 The propaganda press says Ted Cruz is immodest, uncompromising and ideological.
-------------------
No 'stupid, or 'evil'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:10 AM (F2IAQ)

367 Now you never know how these things will pan out - but if I were to dream up a perfect show lead it would look pretty much like this one. So this lead alone probably justifies the entire show.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 25, 2015

Day after Easter should be good. That's a little over a week away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:10 AM (hcfn1)

368 "****

The chair is against the wall."




And, the eagle has landed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 12:10 AM (iLGGu)

369 The corn has ears.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:11 AM (iKG5d)

370 I thought he was a dick pic texter, not a tweeter.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 24, 2015 11:50 PM (5qEZd)

Ooh, you're probably right. I'm unfamiliar with dick texting.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:11 AM (kGrwF)

371 #363: Nuh-uh! Obama is a totally reasonable moderate. Why, he's probably the most moderate President since Woodrow Wilson!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 12:11 AM (qfREG)

372 Hello, is this thing on??? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:11 AM (elbY7)

373 The corn has ears.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:11 AM (iKG5d)




And them taters got eyes!

Posted by: Country Singer at March 25, 2015 12:11 AM (nL0sw)

374 the only ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKuc3faQAEs

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 25, 2015 12:01 AM (AVEe1)

space travel's in my blood
there ain't nothing i can do about it
long journeys wear me out but
i know i can't live without it, oh no

oh no

How do you know this?

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 12:12 AM (qry2M)

375 Ooh, you're probably right. I'm unfamiliar with dick texting.

Posted by: nerdygirl
-------------------------
Something tells me that you're about to get a few offers...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 12:13 AM (sa50w)

376 Good luck Maet.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 12:13 AM (8zCR+)

377 John has a long moustache.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


The Corbusier is against my balls.

Posted by: Mr. Mu-mu at March 25, 2015 12:13 AM (JBzwC)

378 And the cheese stands alone.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 12:13 AM (ahBY0)

379 Vegetable talk.



I see we've gone full Clamato.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 12:14 AM (iLGGu)

380 No 'stupid, or 'evil'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at

2nd round. They can't shoot their entire wad in the first 36 hours

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:14 AM (hcfn1)

381 "....en blip he tuck ’er side er de head.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:14 AM (F2IAQ)

382 Ooh, you're probably right. I'm unfamiliar with dick texting.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:11 AM (kGrwF)

*******

After all of this time here? Sheesh....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:14 AM (JVKFK)

383 All we are saying is, give peas a chance.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 12:15 AM (qfREG)

384
372 Hello, is this thing on??? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015

STEVE wtf are you?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:15 AM (hcfn1)

385 Hasta...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 12:15 AM (iLGGu)

386 Call any vegetable and the chances are good the vegetable will respond to you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 12:15 AM (W5DcG)

387 I'm unfamiliar with dick texting.

I can give you a few "pointers".

Posted by: Brett Favre at March 25, 2015 12:16 AM (UVfht)

388 Pit props and battens rising

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:16 AM (F2IAQ)

389 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:03 AM (elbY7)

Certainly sounds like Clarkson was a dick, but adults calling other adults bullys annoys me so much it makes me want to give him a pass. Really wish people would just say he acted like an asshole and leave the charges of bullying on the playground where it belongs.

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 12:16 AM (tzcDX)

390 Hi MH.

Well, I've posted about my job (still no response, getting annoyed), James Corden last night, and Jeremy Clarkson (in response to Laurie David). Nothing 'bout nothing.

Should I just come back tomorrow night?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:17 AM (elbY7)

391
386 Call any vegetable and the chances are good the vegetable will respond to you.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 12:15 AM (W5DcG)

Ah Frank....

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 12:17 AM (qry2M)

392 Hasta lasagna, Ricardo!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 12:17 AM (qfREG)

393 I'm unfamiliar with dick texting.

Single digit hunt and peck.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 12:17 AM (W5DcG)

394 386 Call any vegetable and the chances are good the vegetable will respond to you.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 12:15 AM (W5DcG)

B side of billy the mountain cool

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:17 AM (hcfn1)

395 Mark Twain wrote about doing something literary with Joel Chandler Harris and a couple other literary best sellers, and everyone wanted him to do a reading from one of the Uncle Remus books because they were considered to be so wonderful and wholesome, unfortunately Harris had a terrible fear of speaking publicly and was awfully shy, and begged off reading them for the kids.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 25, 2015 12:18 AM (t//F+)

396 booger, so you're okay with bosses hitting lower-level employees? That's what supposedly put this incident over the edge re Clarkson.

Again, I understand: anything and everything is called bullying these days and it's ridonkulous. But the Clarkson incident sounds like it was the real deal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:18 AM (elbY7)

397 Assuming this account is true,
Posted by: qdpsteve


First off, why should we? Second, who the fuck cares?

He probably does have a Gibraltar-sized ego, and steak is the least of his demands.

The over all problem with the BBC is the fact that they are a monopoly; ie government-enforced crap-tastic spigot of frankfurt school of programming.

Fuck the BBC in all considerations, forms, and pluralities.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 12:19 AM (JBzwC)

398
Au Revoir Ricardo

Whaddya gotta work in the morning?

Buahhhhah

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 12:19 AM (qry2M)

399 Here's another thing that irks me about public education...

Some people in this profession really need some humility. Our district superintendent constantly sends out emails telling us how noble we are and how we are "rock stars". At the beginning of the year, she even honored our veterans and then, not two minutes later, as she closed her remarks, she told us that she could not think of a more noble occupation than teaching. Seriously?

I remember once, when I was on active duty, our first sergeant gave our safety brief and warned us not to go to the airport for vacation in our uniform. He said, "Nobody owes you shit." Now I'm not one thousandth the American hero that man is, and I loved that he could show so much humility. That he could do so much for his country and still believe that nobody owed him anything was genuinely awesome.

To leave that profession where humility reigns supreme and come to one where so many people commit egregious autofellatio to convince themselves that they are the greatest things since sliced bread is disheartening.

And I figure humility would chop some of these unionite thugs in shitholes like Chicago and Madison down to size and remind them that they are not the end all, be all of heroism.

/rant

Posted by: planeman at March 25, 2015 12:20 AM (yOGKC)

400 weft-cut, I agree the BBC has proven itself an evil organization. Their covering for Jimmy Savile proved that.

Still, IMHO it doesn't excuse what happened to this producer. And it turns out there were witnesses, says the British press.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:21 AM (elbY7)

401 Should I just come back tomorrow night?
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:17 AM (elbY7)

I say stay but it's up you Buddy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:23 AM (hcfn1)

402 399
Here's another thing that irks me about public education...



Some people in this profession really need some humility. Our
district superintendent constantly sends out emails telling us how noble
we are and how we are "rock stars". At the beginning of the year, she
even honored our veterans and then, not two minutes later, as she closed
her remarks, she told us that she could not think of a more noble
occupation than teaching. Seriously?



I remember once, when I was on active duty, our first sergeant gave
our safety brief and warned us not to go to the airport for vacation in
our uniform. He said, "Nobody owes you shit." Now I'm not one thousandth
the American hero that man is, and I loved that he could show so much
humility. That he could do so much for his country and still believe
that nobody owed him anything was genuinely awesome.



To leave that profession where humility reigns supreme and come to
one where so many people commit egregious autofellatio to convince
themselves that they are the greatest things since sliced bread is
disheartening.



And I figure humility would chop some of these unionite thugs in
shitholes like Chicago and Madison down to size and remind them that
they are not the end all, be all of heroism.



/rant

Posted by: planeman at March 25, 2015 12:20 AM (yOGKC)


My sister is a public school teacher. I haven't seen it do anything particularly ennobling for her.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:24 AM (T1005)

403 Steve Jobs was also supposedly a world-class asshole to his employees, all while he brought the world great innovations.

No, we don't have to and shouldn't, as a society, reject what he brought to the table, But, people *should* have every right to talk about and expose what a complete shithead he could be.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:24 AM (elbY7)

404 396 booger, so you're okay with bosses hitting lower-level employees? That's what supposedly put this incident over the edge re Clarkson.


No, not at all, it's just calling it bullying that irks me, infantilization yadda yadda, but yeah, sounds like he acted like an asshole.

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 12:26 AM (tzcDX)

405 400
weft-cut, I agree the BBC has proven itself an evil organization. Their covering for Jimmy Savile proved that.



Still, IMHO it doesn't excuse what happened to this producer. And it turns out there were witnesses, says the British press.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:21 AM (elbY7)


So, he's a producer. He needs to produce some amateur boxer to give Clarkson a good shove, and note that he can do this each time Clarkson goes over the line.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:26 AM (T1005)

406 booger, fair enough.

IMHO the answer for people like Clarkson is probably to put a wall of separation between high-level and low-level employees. IMHO it's one thing for someone like him to scream at his multi-millionaire co-producer, and entirely another to terrorize an intern who's barely making minimum wage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:27 AM (elbY7)

407 Steve Jobs was also supposedly a world-class asshole to his employees, all while he brought the world great innovations.

Posted by: qdpsteve


He only brought into vogue the idea that individual users shouldn't trouble-shoot problems.

...

And be proud of that.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 12:27 AM (JBzwC)

408 Clarkson is a big guy. If he took a swing and connected, it would hurt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:27 AM (F2IAQ)

409 404
396 booger, so you're okay with bosses hitting lower-level employees?
That's what supposedly put this incident over the edge re Clarkson.





No, not at all, it's just calling it bullying that irks me,
infantilization yadda yadda, but yeah, sounds like he acted like an
asshole.

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 12:26 AM (tzcDX)


Part of the problem is that the story is evidently about lower-level employees hitting bosses. Producers are supposed to be the ones ensuring that the production is made and presented to the world. That this one is seemingly doubles as a caterer is just weird.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:28 AM (T1005)

410 So...

Spent the evening fighting with the wife over what people that have been together in units measured in decades: what's for dinner. Not tonight. Tomorrow. And why.

So that got me thinking.

I've known (cough) a few (cough) womenz and I prefer fighting with southern women.

Wife is an east coaster. I'm a cowboy from MT and TX with a few stops in CO and WY. I like stetsons, guns and fishin.

She likes making my life hell.

So the question is: what's the best woman to put up with? An easterner, a west-coastie? a southern girl? One that comes in from Kansas?

Unofficial poll.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:29 AM (x3YFz)

411 >> I figure humility would chop some of these unionite thugs in
shitholes like Chicago and Madison down to size and remind them that
they are not the end all, be all of he-------

90+% of public school teachers are a lost cause. Noble, martyrs, over worked, under paid, the smartest people,around. Fuck em

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:30 AM (hcfn1)

412 cthulhu, but I'm sure you can understand the intimidation factor here as well.

I know, I'm a concern troll, but IMHO conservatives absolutely do themselves NO favors whatsoever, when we defend complete psychopathic assholes just because they're famous, wealthy, and good at doing business.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:31 AM (elbY7)

413 Mike, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:31 AM (elbY7)

414 So the question is: what's the best woman to put up with? An easterner, a west-coastie? a southern girl? One that comes in from Kansas?

Unofficial poll.
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:29 AM (x3YFz)

*******

The one that will also put up with you. Only answer here.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:31 AM (iKG5d)

415 Producer: "You go go tell Jeremy that the hotel isn't serving hot food anymore."


Best Boy: "No..., you go tell him..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:31 AM (F2IAQ)

416 "..go go..."?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:32 AM (F2IAQ)

417 So the question is: what's the best woman to put up with? An easterner, a west-coastie? a southern girl? One that comes in from Kansas?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:29 AM (x3YFz)




o_O


I'll plead the Fifth.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (nL0sw)

418 cthulhu, the entertainment industry is very fond of giving big-sounding titles to everybody, when in fact they're barely above slave-level assistants.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (elbY7)

419 375 Ooh, you're probably right. I'm unfamiliar with dick texting.
Posted by: nerdygirl
-------------------------
Something tells me that you're about to get a few offers...
Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 12:13 AM (sa50w)

Well "No Thanks" to all offers. I firmly (smirk) believe that those things are only attractive in the right, um, context. And photos on my iphone aren't the right context.

Poor old Anthony Weiner didn't seem to understand that women have a sense of humor about these things. Send a gal a dick pic, and chances are she'll be showing it to her friends and they'll be laughing their asses off, making mean jokes and whatnot.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (kGrwF)

420 Clarkson is a big guy. If he took a swing and connected, it would hurt.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Heh, yeah. Again, no second-hand report of the "INCIDENT."

But, sure, if he punched out some secondary, just call the fucking cops.

He'd get an ASBO, and the Brits, as darft to law and order as they are, would be ok with the whole affair.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (JBzwC)

421 Again, I understand: anything and everything is called bullying these days and it's ridonkulous. But the Clarkson incident sounds like it was the real deal.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:18 AM (elbY7)


They call it "Star Treatment" for a reason.

"Stars" end up being cantankerous fucks because people start treating them like stars. Once that happens, the "stars" think all of their demands should be met.

Also, the stars then start to think of themselves as bigger than the show or team. Usually they find out that they were greatly mistaken. See, Paula Zahn leaving Fox News Channel for CNN.

She left FNC for CNN. CNN fired Greta to make room for Paula. FNC hired Greta to take Paula's place. 10+ years later, Greta is still on FNC and Paula Zahn hosts a murder mystery show on Investigative Discovery Channel.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (+Fae7)

422 So the question is: what's the best woman to put up with? An easterner, a west-coastie? a southern girl? One that comes in from Kansas?
-------------------------
Army chick. Ain't gonna pull any punches, and won't waste your time with games.
Sandwiches? Eh, we'll see about that one...

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (sa50w)

423 So the question is: what's the best woman to put up with? An easterner, a west-coastie? a southern girl? One that comes in from Kansas?

-------

Northern girls, it's the way they kiss. They keep their boyfriends warm at night.

Posted by: Dennis Wilson at March 25, 2015 12:34 AM (ZbCKc)

424 Occupy Hoth Rally broken up.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 25, 2015 12:34 AM (b4JMJ)

425 when in fact they're barely above slave-level assistants.
Posted by: qdpsteve
----------------

What..?!

Posted by: Key Grip at March 25, 2015 12:35 AM (F2IAQ)

426 Poor old Anthony Weiner didn't seem to understand that women have a sense of humor about these things. Send a gal a dick pic, and chances are she'll be showing it to her friends and they'll be laughing their asses off, making mean jokes and whatnot.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (kGrwF)

******

"Check this out. It looks like a dick, only smaller."

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:35 AM (iKG5d)

427 The one that will also put up with you. Only answer here.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:31 AM (iKG5d)


Doesn't exist. Unless you can find one who likes football, video games, chess, physics, horses, dogs, fishing, rifles, scary movies, wrastlin, michael jordan, and that one song by Air Supply that you'll never admit you like.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:35 AM (x3YFz)

428 On the other hand, the west coast has the sunshine and the girls all get so tan.

Posted by: Dennis Wilson at March 25, 2015 12:36 AM (ZbCKc)

429 http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/

In general that site sux, BUT....

Don't ban me bro

Sparky Redux
Subotai, can you kindlly elaborate on what you mean by DIABLO? I assume it is an acronym like TWANLOC (Those Who Are No Longer Our Countrymen) but I don't recognize DIABLO from anything anyone here has written. (I try to read all your comments but I don't remember you defining DIABLO anywhere but perhaps I missed a few comments.)

My best guess is that DIABLO is a synonym for RINO but I'm prepared to be wrong.
6 hours ago Link To Comment

Subotai Bahadur
Democrat In All But Label Only. It is a less politically correct [but more accurate] formulation that came around at the same time as RINO. Right now it is dead on accurate as a description of what I used to call the Institutional Republicans. After they functionally merged with the Democrats immediately after the election; after a game designed only to deceive their own voters and voted to both ratify and to fund Obama's claimed power of rule by decree after they promised to fight it during the election, after they rolled over and raised the debt ceiling again [and technically it ran out again after the temporary raise, but they have agreed to ignore it until the 3rd quarter of the fiscal year], after their dead silence on the almost daily abominations coming out of the Obama administration . . . show me a difference in policy between the Democrats and the DIABLO's nee "Republicans".

I've posted it before a couple of times, but I am such a wordy bugger that it is fairly easy to have missed it in the flood.

Subotai Bahadur
5 hours ago Link To Comment

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 12:36 AM (qry2M)

430 So the question is: what's the best woman to put up with? An easterner, a west-coastie? a southern girl? One that comes in from Kansas?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:29 AM (x3YFz)

One who doesn't know how to use a gun.
Women preference would be from a rural setting
Preferably one who came from farm or ranchb

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:36 AM (hcfn1)

431 weft-cut, from what I've read, the producer who filed the complaint is now getting lots of death threats on Twitter and other social media.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:36 AM (elbY7)

432 One that comes in from Kansas?

Kansas corn
Kansas wheat
Kansas women
Can't be beat

Mainly because they carry guns.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 25, 2015 12:36 AM (UVfht)

433 Northern girls, it's the way they kiss. They keep their boyfriends warm at night.

Posted by: Dennis Wilson at March 25, 2015 12:34 AM (ZbCKc)


Amy.

Montana.

She's married now with critters but wowza. Hot hot hot.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:37 AM (x3YFz)

434 412
cthulhu, but I'm sure you can understand the intimidation factor here as well.



I know, I'm a concern troll, but IMHO conservatives absolutely do
themselves NO favors whatsoever, when we defend complete psychopathic
assholes just because they're famous, wealthy, and good at doing
business.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:31 AM (elbY7)


Yeah, I understand intimidation -- but the thing is, producers are supposed to be big-shots. They hire directors. They hire "talent". They have entourages. How the hell did a "producer" end-up in charge of Clarkson's steak? An actual producer shouldn't be intimidated through sheer physicality -- he can hire people who are much more physically intimidating.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:37 AM (T1005)

435 As someone who LOVED Top gear...

Clarkson needs to retire. And that means the death of the show. Dude has always had a nasty side and I doubt it's going to get better, not at his age and the way he's steered his life.

He's rich, he can play all he wants in his retirement. May and Hammond can do train documentaries and radio shows or whatever. They're rich, too.

I hope someone else comes up with a new idea for a good, funny car show, and by "new" I mean "not a cheap ripoff of Top Gear, and for God's Sake not Motor Trend (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)" sorry I nodded off there for a second.

I know I've said it before, but TG America *could* have been a good show, it just wasn't. It wasn't that funny, the jokes were all kind of the same, and it was pretty much "what New York thinks of Middle America, which isn't what it is."

To continue a battle that's raged since the early days of radio, it probably should have been an LA show. Despite CA's draconian eco-regulations, LA has a massive car subculture.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2015 12:37 AM (bLnSU)

436 On the other hand, the west coast has the sunshine and the girls all get so tan.
Posted by: Dennis Wilson


Ahem:
https://youtu.be/7oRb9-mypxg

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 12:38 AM (JBzwC)

437 Doesn't exist. Unless you can find one who likes football, video games, chess, physics, horses, dogs, fishing, rifles, scary movies, wrastlin, michael jordan, and that one song by Air Supply that you'll never admit you like.
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:35 AM (x3YFz)

*****
I said "also put up with you." Not "the same in every weird way".

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 12:39 AM (iKG5d)

438 Ashley, exactly.

And, IMHO it's only human and a certain level is expected from big stars. If I ever get to be the screenwriter I want to be, and I meet Mila Kunis, I'm not going to be stupid and ask her for work, because I acknowledge that for both a lot of professional and social reasons, that's just not my place.

But if OTOH I find out Mila gets her kicks dumping her breakfast on the floor and making her personal assistants lick it up for her, then obviously a line has been crossed somewhere.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:39 AM (elbY7)

439 qdpsteve, I think the complaint is the use of the word "bullying."



In this particular case, he slugged a guy. Why not "assault" ?

Posted by: Steck at March 25, 2015 12:39 AM (5i94q)

440 and that one song by Air Supply that you'll never admit you like.


Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:35 AM (x3YFz)


I don't know what that is so I'll just turn around.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 12:39 AM (8zCR+)

441 When I was a boy my mother often said to me
Get married boy and see how happy you will be
I have looked all over, but no girlie can I find,
Who seems to be just like the little girl I have in mind,
I will have to look around until the right one I have found.

Posted by: William Dillon at March 25, 2015 12:40 AM (F2IAQ)

442 One who doesn't know how to use a gun.

Women preference would be from a rural setting

Preferably one who came from farm or ranchb

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:36 AM (hcfn1)


my wife checks in at all of the above. came from farm country. chickens, but hey, it aint her fault. ; )

She can't shoot for shit though. She needs to /respec to +25 handguns.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:40 AM (x3YFz)

443 To continue a battle that's raged since the early days of radio, it probably should have been an LA show. Despite CA's draconian eco-regulations, LA has a massive car subculture.

---------

Yep. We love our Smart cars and Chevy Volts here in our SoCal shithole.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 25, 2015 12:40 AM (ZbCKc)

444 The ideal Top Gear America hosts:

Adam Corolla and Jay Leno.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:40 AM (elbY7)

445 weft-cut, from what I've read, the producer who filed the complaint is now getting lots of death threats on Twitter and other social media.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Of course, he should not recieve any threats.

However, threats don't prove dick and/or claims from the plaintiff, as you know.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 12:41 AM (JBzwC)

446 Steck, that's fine. Call it criminal. I'm okay with that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:41 AM (elbY7)

447 Posted by: planeman at March 25, 2015 12:20 AM (yOGKC)

Once when I was in a restaurant, in the booth behind me were a group of 4 twenty somethings. One was a teacher, the rest were not. The teacher was going into the only too familiar song and dance about how rough teachers have it. "We are underpaid. We have to do work after hours without extra pay. We spend our own money on stuff for work." For every whiny statement she made her friends responded that they too:
1. were paid about the same as her, but had to work more months per year.
2. had to work after hours without extra pay, because that's what happens when you're on a salary.
3. had to buy stuff for work with their own money.

One of the most annoying things in education is the way so many teachers view themselves as victims. Everyone has it tough.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:41 AM (kGrwF)

448 Pounded by the gay unicorn football squad.
Pounded by president bigfoot.
My ass is haunted by the gay unicorn colonel.

Yup. Dinosaurs make a lot more sense.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at March 25, 2015 12:41 AM (sH832)

449 and that one song by Air Supply that you'll never admit you like.




Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:35 AM (x3YFz)

I don't know what that is so I'll just turn around.




Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 12:39 AM (8zCR+)


no idea what you're talking about.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:41 AM (x3YFz)

450 402

It's not particularly noble!

It's a job. An accountant can go to his job, which does not receive much acclaim, and be happy with playing his small yet meaningful part in the world everyday. So can insurance agents, and tax attorneys, and civil engineers and so on. Why can't teachers? Why is the praise so necessary?

I will go to work tomorrow at 7. I'll give a fifty minute lesson on some tiny part of history multiple times. Some kids will pay attention, take notes and remember the key points. Some won't. Some will continue earning a passing grade, and others won't. I'll remind a few kids to follow certain school rules and I'll get an idiotic, juvenile attitude from a few of them. I'll attend a brief staff meeting and I'll be home by 4:30. My life will never be in danger.

I like my job. I like talking about history. I like helping other people understand these concepts better. That makes me happy enough. I don't need ceaseless public acknowledgement of what a terrific human being I am. That's not why I picked this field, and I'm a bit creeper out by my colleagues who seem to crave that attention.

Posted by: planeman at March 25, 2015 12:41 AM (yOGKC)

451
T9, good to see you again.

But I can only think of that, uh, "incident" a ways back involving your better half that you brought (unselfishly) to the Horde.

Hilarious, it was (for us).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2015 12:42 AM (afQnV)

452 cthulhu, all good points.

We all know there's major dysfunction built into the BBC, as proven by Jimmy Savile. They made a *point* of hiring people to assist him, that they knew would allow him to molest kids.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:42 AM (elbY7)

453 Paula Zahn hosts a murder mystery show on Investigative Discovery Channel.

So that's where she went.......

Posted by: booger shall fap to the Zahn once again at March 25, 2015 12:43 AM (tzcDX)

454 A Kansas girl can ride a house to Oz and back.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 12:43 AM (W5DcG)

455 Sounds as if Y9 is an high driven guy.mive heard about the tension. Not sure if I want his wife with a gun,

Now I don't have any qualms about my wife having a gun. We are pretty damn close.mi thank god for her. I know I jokw about her but she's pretty damn good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:44 AM (hcfn1)

456 #440: Ha! That makes me think of this scene...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmHOriR38qU

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 12:45 AM (qfREG)

457 Posted by: planeman at March 25, 2015 12:20 AM (yOGKC)

Also, I once taught in a Catholic school. The workload was tough if you did everything you should do, but those vacations were very nice.
And even in financially strapped Catholic Schools, I got a raise every single year. A lot of people go years without raises.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:45 AM (kGrwF)

458 >>>But I can only think of that, uh, "incident" a ways back involving your better half that you brought (unselfishly) to the Horde
--------------

Eggs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:46 AM (hcfn1)

459 I also had paid for health insurance, and a traditional pension.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 12:46 AM (kGrwF)

460 But I can only think of that, uh, "incident" a ways back involving your better half that you brought (unselfishly) to the Horde.

Hilarious, it was (for us).


Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2015 12:42 AM (afQnV)


Good to be back.

Hey, brother, marriage is a hootananny followed by a pig chase and a worm wrastle. It don't make any sense.

Women.

Why'd he make 'em so complicaferous?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:46 AM (x3YFz)

461
Planeman, good comments.

In times past, one might have guessed that the fulsome and constant worship of school teachers as a class might have been "psychic income" to replace the income they didn't get (teachers were not well paid, and most had second jobs or at least summer jobs).

But, uh ..... at least in places like CA, they are very well paid now - by comparison to private school teachers, in comparison to comparable jobs in the general economy. And I don't think those stats even really take into account the non-salary benefits (incl. job security).

So why the worship now? Dunno. Prolly just part of the overall degradation that's taken place in education. Vastly more money. Vastly higher numbers of "advanced" degrees of very dubious value or relevance. And ...

"Not long ago, we taught Latin in high school. Now, we teach remedial English in college"

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2015 12:46 AM (afQnV)

462 And I figure humility would chop some of these unionite thugs in
shitholes like Chicago and Madison down to size and remind them that
they are not the end all, be all of heroism.


In a near west suburb of Chicago, I was invited by my GFs daughter to be her veteran in a thing they did for Veterans day. I went against my best judgement, and happened to sit at the lunch table with the principal who was unknown to me until we talked a bit of politics. He agreed with everything I was prepared to defend and held the most respectful tribute to Vets than anything I have ever seen in a school, complete with Taps played by a kid hidden behind the bleachers against a student film. They passed out medals to each Vet and stayed in the gym after to ask Vets questions and the kids were into it. Made me realize that there is a lot more support out there than I thought.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 12:47 AM (ahBY0)

463
/peeks around corner

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 12:48 AM (99lLg)

464 444 The ideal Top Gear America hosts: 
Adam Corolla and Jay Leno.

Posted by: qdpsteve
-------------------------
And maybe Mike Rowe?

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 12:49 AM (sa50w)

465
yeah

I'M all out of love

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 12:49 AM (qry2M)

466 dartist, good to hear.

There are still (although I admit, they're getting so much rarer) libs who revere the military. I've read that the super-lib, gay marriage-supporting, Obama-fawning liberal comedian Kathy Griffin, nevertheless loves to perform for vets, and did a LARGE number of gigs in the ME for service personnel during both the Bush and Obama years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:50 AM (elbY7)

467 418
cthulhu, the entertainment industry is very fond of giving big-sounding
titles to everybody, when in fact they're barely above slave-level
assistants.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:33 AM (elbY7)


Which is the real problem. If he's a caterer, he gets to take a certain amount of shit from Clarkson and when the shit gets to be too much, a producer pays him a bonus and shuffles him off somewhere. If he's a producer, and Clarkson punches him, then he reminds Clarkson that he can not only hire Clarkson but also people tougher. Or he calls it assault and has him busted (as @420). But, instead, he goes running off to the BBC saying, "big man was mean to me.....waaaaaaah," and the the BBC waffles around and decides to fire Clarkson. It must be something in the water.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:50 AM (T1005)

468 shredded, sounds good.

Oh no! We just burned through our whole car purchase budget. Oh well. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:50 AM (elbY7)

469 T9 - FF to 3:30 http://tinyurl.com/nnv6z6f

Posted by: William Dillon at March 25, 2015 12:52 AM (F2IAQ)

470 465
yeah

I'M all out of love
Posted by: Ira Weatheral at

Shit and I didn't have any

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 12:52 AM (hcfn1)

471 No, teachers don't have it rough. I get three months off in the summer! Three. Months. And did I mention Christmas? I get two weeks then. And one more in the fall and in the spring. That's four months off!

I could get another job to supplement my income if I wanted. And my income isn't bad, although I wish the federal government would entitle itself to less of it (my wife and I are at the low end of the 28% bracket).

This victimhood attitude infuriates me. I'm here to talk about history and teach some teenage punks what it really means to be a man. I chose this career, it did not corner me in a dark alley and force itself on me.

Posted by: planeman at March 25, 2015 12:53 AM (yOGKC)

472 cthulhu, not sure what this producer was supposed to do.

I suppose he could have surreptitiously gotten himself some backup for the next time Clarkson had a tantrum. The only problem is, bullies like JC are also almost always the first to scream their heads off whenever they get the slightest pushback for their own actions.

Then it'd be Mr. Big Star's word versus some anonymous producer, and we all know how the story usually goes in those situations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:53 AM (elbY7)

473 "Not long ago, we taught Latin in high school. Now, we teach remedial English in college"



Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2015 12:46 AM (afQnV)


years ago I taught freshman-level physics at a state U.

three groups:

1) prepared
2) not prepared, but motivated
3) fucked

Group 3 dropped by the first exam.

I decided early on that I'm not here to fix the shit that the public system broke. Clock's tickin and I didn't have the time to babysit the horrifically unprepared.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 12:55 AM (x3YFz)

474 I also have a hard time blaming this producer for not trusting the British police.

We all already know what happens if a muslim rapes your daughter in the UK, and you report it: they call you a racist and file some bogus charge against you to make your life hell.

So I wouldn't believe they would be entirely empathetic if you call 999 and say one of the stars of one of their most beloved TV shows is a complete bully and psychopath.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:57 AM (elbY7)

475
ero eris erit erimus eritus erunt

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 12:57 AM (qry2M)

476 Teachers in alot of states collect un-employment is the summer months they are "off."

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 12:57 AM (8zCR+)

477
wow Sam Shepherd looks downright goofy clean shaven

he's the longtime voice of Smokey the Bear, a fact that I did not know until recently

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 12:58 AM (99lLg)

478 Hey Horde, just in from bowling. On the real decline in Japanese birth rates, I'm not a statistician, but my feeling is that the population density has gotten so huge, that no one wants to bring kids into a world where your choice of living space is an eight by ten apartment and all your transportation options are train, scooter, or by foot. I have no idea what the job prospects in Japan are, so I can't comment on upward social mobility. I think it would be like a lab experiment with rats. At some point in population density, they start eating their own.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 25, 2015 12:58 AM (9iR5/)

479 472
cthulhu, not sure what this producer was supposed to do.



I suppose he could have surreptitiously gotten himself some backup
for the next time Clarkson had a tantrum. The only problem is, bullies
like JC are also almost always the first to scream their heads off
whenever they get the slightest pushback for their own actions.



Then it'd be Mr. Big Star's word versus some anonymous producer, and we all know how the story usually goes in those situations.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:53 AM (elbY7)


Yes.....but that's what makes producers so scary. Clarkson has tantrum, "Fred" throws him across room into wall. Clarkson screams his head off, producer shrugs, Fred is gone. Clarkson has tantrum, "Tony" throws him across room into wall. Clarkson screams his head off, producer shrugs, says: "Gee, you got a run of bad luck, there, Clarkson", Tony is gone. Clarkson has tantrum, "Ian" throws him across the room into wall.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:58 AM (T1005)

480
Yeah, I understand intimidation -- but the thing is, producers are supposed to be big-shots. They hire directors. They hire "talent". They have entourages. How the hell did a "producer" end-up in charge of Clarkson's steak? An actual producer shouldn't be intimidated through sheer physicality -- he can hire people who are much more physically intimidating.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:37 AM (T1005)


Depends on how the term "producer" is used.

In movies, a producer is the boss. They hire all the talent, directors, writers and best boys.

In scripted TV shows, it is usually the same.

In news/documentary TV shows, the producers are glorified gophers. The talent is in charge of everything and all the producer does is make sure the video gets back to the studio.

In radio, it's even less than that. Usually a kid that wants to be in radio, so a show "hires" the kid to be producer which means he/she gets them coffee, answers the phones, and helps them with show prep.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 12:58 AM (+Fae7)

481
So that handgun match eff-up. Wow. How, the, hell does anybody end up down range when a shooter is starting? How does the RSO start a shooter before verifying the range is clear? Why didn't the guy down range go nuts and yell and throw targets in the air immediately? Just amazing.

Have never really seen any dangerous stuff at a match. Some surprising (sometimes funny) ricchochet things, but that's just led splattering on steel plates and occasionally zooming back to sting you in the cheek (eye ampersand ear protection is always on anyway).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2015 12:58 AM (afQnV)

482 When I was a freshman there was only enough dorm space for a sophomore class that was 3/4 the size of the freshman class. 25% attrition in the first year. More over the next 3 years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:59 AM (F2IAQ)

483 So I wouldn't believe they would be entirely empathetic if you call 999 and say one of the stars of one of their most beloved TV shows is a complete bully and psychopath.
Posted by: qdpsteve


It's inexplicable. The madness.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:00 AM (JBzwC)

484
Sam Elliot, rather.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:00 AM (99lLg)

485 dartist, good to hear.

Well, I forgot to say these kids were 8th grade and I was not expecting much. It was a one time deal and I've wondered since if the principal is still there or got dragged off to the camps. Each kid read a thing about each of their Vets including those who gave their lives. Very encouraging as to what is taught even though it's just one small school.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 01:00 AM (ahBY0)

486 cthulhu, and eventually Clarkson dies of major brain damage? ;-)

I admit, it's a nice scenario to imagine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:00 AM (elbY7)

487 Just discovered Darius Rucker (country singer).

Now I've been out of pocket for a bit so I may be slow on catching up to whats cool nowdays, but a black man singing country music and holy cow it's catchy.

I'm a fan. mama rock me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:01 AM (x3YFz)

488 480


Yeah, I understand intimidation -- but the thing is, producers are
supposed to be big-shots. They hire directors. They hire "talent". They
have entourages. How the hell did a "producer" end-up in charge of
Clarkson's steak? An actual producer shouldn't be intimidated through
sheer physicality -- he can hire people who are much more physically
intimidating.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 12:37 AM (T1005)





Depends on how the term "producer" is used.



In movies, a producer is the boss. They hire all the talent, directors, writers and best boys.



In scripted TV shows, it is usually the same.



In news/documentary TV shows, the producers are glorified gophers.
The talent is in charge of everything and all the producer does is make
sure the video gets back to the studio.



In radio, it's even less than that. Usually a kid that wants to be
in radio, so a show "hires" the kid to be producer which means he/she
gets them coffee, answers the phones, and helps them with show prep.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 12:58 AM (+Fae7)


I was not aware of this, being that my knowledge of media internals is at least 30 years old.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:02 AM (T1005)

489 #487: He used to be the lead singer of Hooty and the Blowfish.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 01:02 AM (qfREG)

490 Hmm. Smokey the Bear, huh? Go know.

Sometimes ya just gotta let it go, amigo.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 01:03 AM (sa50w)

491 482
When I was a freshman there was only enough dorm space for a sophomore
class that was 3/4 the size of the freshman class. 25% attrition in the
first year. More over the next 3 years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 12:59 AM (F2IAQ)


A lot of places, they assume you're going to move off-campus after you're used-to the place.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:04 AM (T1005)

492
Planeman, don't change a thing. Your students and district are lucky to have you, as they are the many other motivated and good teachers out there.

Don't know what to say about putting up with the public teacher thing.

Just one more element making the country now unrecognizable to me, for the most part, and in the most negative sense.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2015 01:04 AM (afQnV)

493 He used to be the lead singer of Hooty and the Blowfish.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 01:02 AM (qfREG)


ah!

It's good stuff. Dangit I wanna do a crawfish cookout!

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:04 AM (x3YFz)

494 This victimhood attitude infuriates me. I'm here to talk about history and teach some teenage punks what it really means to be a man. I chose this career, it did not corner me in a dark alley and force itself on me.
Posted by: planeman at March 25, 2015 12:53 AM (yOGKC)

******

My sister is an (E)ducator in suburban Chicago. Good God, do not forget the capital E when referring to what she does.

Or, I should say, a former (P)rincipal who has now morphed into an (A)dministrator of some kind. Good Lord, the caterwauling from her when she freely chose to give up her months of vacation was like nails on a chalkboard. However, we are st I reminded at every opportunity that she is sacrificing By making $120k a year plus bennies and pension "for the cause".

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:05 AM (JVKFK)

495 Continued from #489: Oh, and he's also the guy lefties got so butthurt over for putting out a Christmas album last year that included the song "White Christmas".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 01:05 AM (qfREG)

496 It's good stuff. Dangit I wanna do a crawfish cookout!
Posted by: TangoNine


Theoretical AoSHQ Meetup #54.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:06 AM (JBzwC)

497 They passed out medals to each Vet and stayed in the gym after to ask Vets questions and the kids were into it. Made me realize that there is a lot more support out there than I thought.

Many Americans learned their lesson after Viet Nam. Attitudes of some people toward the military after that war were pretty bad. After things settled down, people realized that they'd been unfair, and are making sure they don't repeat the mistake.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 01:07 AM (kGrwF)

498 Darius Rucker seems to be pretty conservative, or at least not an all out typical celebrity lib.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:07 AM (8zCR+)

499 nerdygirl, exactly.

Can't help but notice that the older boomers get, the more respect has seemed to come back for the military. Wonder if that's a coincidence. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:08 AM (elbY7)

500 495 Continued from #489: Oh, and he's also the guy lefties got so butthurt over for putting out a Christmas album last year that included the song "White Christmas".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler
-------------------------
I forgot about that - really funny stuff.

But yeah, T9, he has a great voice, and it seems like it was made for country.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 01:08 AM (sa50w)

501 486
cthulhu, and eventually Clarkson dies of major brain damage? ;-)



I admit, it's a nice scenario to imagine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:00 AM (elbY7)


Or, y'know, a stunt goes wrong. Repeatedly.

AJPS has a comment upthread that "producer" =/= "producer" for some types of show, which would (if accurate) explain some things. I'm used to the movie/scripted TV type of producer.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:08 AM (T1005)

502 cthulhu, correct.

A true "producer" is one whose own money is involved in the making of the show, and that's the kind of producer I'd like to be someday.

Why are George Lucas' last three films so godawful execrable? Because Lucas was wealthy enough to pay ENTIRELY for the production of all three of 'em, 100%, so he could literally do ANYTHING he wanted with the story and characters.

*That's* a real producer, even though in his case the product ended up FUBAR.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:11 AM (elbY7)

503 cthulhu, LOL.

"Ah gee Jeremy, so sorry about that steel-belted radial bouncing right off your balls like that..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:12 AM (elbY7)

504
http://tinyurl.com/nhdjzgc

Discuss.

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 01:13 AM (qry2M)

505 For all the teachers out there. I read an article about four or five months ago where they took what was an eight grade final test in the early 1900's and gave it to a twelfth grade senior in today's world. Today's kids would have failed miserably. Math, history, civics, language (both English and a foreign language) were mandatory back then. Now, it's all self esteem. You don't actually need to know anything, you just have to feel good that you don't know anything. This is why four year colleges are salivating. You have to spend your first year in college learning what you should have learned in high school. Makes it a five year degree.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 25, 2015 01:13 AM (9iR5/)

506 #502: The original trilogy would've probably been just as bad if Lucas hadn't had Spielberg there to tell him, "No, George; we're not doing that, because that would be dumb," from time to time.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 01:13 AM (qfREG)

507 499
nerdygirl, exactly.



Can't help but notice that the older boomers get, the more respect
has seemed to come back for the military. Wonder if that's a
coincidence. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:08 AM (elbY7)


You will never have respect for the military with a draft -- which is why total assholes like Rangel keep calling for one, year after year.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:13 AM (T1005)

508 Discuss.
Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 01:13 AM (qry2M)

*****

No.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:14 AM (JVKFK)

509 Chi, if you're around still:

Wife called me up looking for the name of Chick's Oyster House at Lynnhaven Inlet for her dinner tonight, so I'm quite jealous.

Young son promoted to Color Sergeant, kind of proud of him. (Can't get the image of Colour Sergeant Bourne out of my mind.)

Hope all is well with you.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 25, 2015 01:14 AM (l3vZN)

510 476 Teachers in alot of states collect un-employment is the summer months they are "off."
Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 12:57 AM (8zCR+)

Not in Michigan. That's the fault of the states for allowing it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 25, 2015 01:14 AM (kGrwF)

511 Prothonary, right. When other people's money is on the line, you have to listen to those other people.

Lucas didn't have to listen to anybody with the last three, and frankly made clear he didn't wanna.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:15 AM (elbY7)

512 502
cthulhu, correct.



A true "producer" is one whose own money is involved in the making
of the show, and that's the kind of producer I'd like to be someday.



Why are George Lucas' last three films so godawful execrable?
Because Lucas was wealthy enough to pay ENTIRELY for the production of
all three of 'em, 100%, so he could literally do ANYTHING he wanted with
the story and characters.



*That's* a real producer, even though in his case the product ended up FUBAR.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:11 AM (elbY7)


My understanding was that the real producers acted more like venture capitalists -- it wasn't necessarily their money, entirely.....but if they weren't on board, it wouldn't be there.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:16 AM (T1005)

513 Darius Rucker seems to be pretty conservative, or at least not an all out typical celebrity lib.


Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:07 AM (8zCR+)


I like his music. Sixth sense is he can't be singin that song and not be a good squirrel. The non-verbals in the video say he loves it and he's good people.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:16 AM (x3YFz)

514
Darius Rucker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4

yup, fan

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 01:17 AM (qry2M)

515 cthulhu, perhaps.

From what I've read, Lucas owned and owns far more of the last trilogy than the original trilogy. Could be wrong however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:17 AM (elbY7)

516 http://tinyurl.com/nhdjzgc



Discuss.



Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 01:13 AM (qry2M)


Reminiscent of Tia Carrere.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:17 AM (8zCR+)

517 cthulhu, but the "whatever you do George, we trust ya!!" attitude is also deadly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:18 AM (elbY7)

518 Teachers in alot of states collect un-employment is the summer months they are "off."
Posted by: cm9000


May or may not be true, mi conservativo. (also, "A lot is a separate phrase. )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:18 AM (JBzwC)

519 Love the duck dynasty crew rolling in for cameos in the vid.

Good stuff.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:19 AM (x3YFz)

520 504
http://tinyurl.com/nhdjzgc

Discuss.


She looks a little chilly, also, i would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 01:19 AM (tzcDX)

521 What's funniest about Lucas:

now that Disney owns the entire Star Wars franchise, lock, stock and Ewoks, they've completely locked George out of the creative team.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:20 AM (elbY7)

522 Many Americans learned their lesson after Viet Nam. Attitudes of some
people toward the military after that war were pretty bad. After things
settled down, people realized that they'd been unfair, and are making
sure they don't repeat the mistake.

It was very supportive of the military and I know things stick in kids minds even if they don't show it until later in their lives. I know it did for me.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 01:20 AM (ahBY0)

523 Jinx @ 509
All is well. Hope the same and better for you.

I wish I'd have known she was here - dinner would be on me.
FWIW, I'm proud of him too... you must be strutting around like a peacock about now!

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 01:20 AM (sa50w)

524 503
cthulhu, LOL.



"Ah gee Jeremy, so sorry about that steel-belted radial bouncing right off your balls like that..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:12 AM (elbY7)


"I'm afraid we need another take."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:20 AM (T1005)

525 I nominate Darius Rucker for president.

Fuck it.

Take 10 and think about it... why not?

/plants horde flag on hill to die on

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (x3YFz)

526
looks a little chilly,

looks like a little 'tuning' is appropriate

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (qry2M)

527 cthulhu, but the "whatever you do George, we trust ya!!" attitude is also deadly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:18 AM


Lucas wanted to do Apocalypse now on 16mm b/w, cinema verite style.

Posted by: otho at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (tBSrv)

528 I would buy that Acme Rotary Squid steamer if the model would come and demo it for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (KefbY)

529 Clarkson: "but why does the film ALWAYS jam right when we're shooting the deadliest footage?!?!?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (elbY7)

530 Darius Rucker has been cranking out quality country tunes for a few years now, big fan as well.

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (tzcDX)

531 515
cthulhu, perhaps.



From what I've read, Lucas owned and owns far more of the last trilogy than the original trilogy. Could be wrong however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:17 AM (elbY7)


Yes.....that would be, maybe, "hyper-producer". Regular producers have to keep it sane for their investors to stay involved.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (T1005)

532
Darius Rucker in Hootie and the Blowfish was one of the very few singers I liked in the early 2000's.

And he is fantastic as a country singer.

Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (Ea0JH)

533 otho, oh brother.

What Lucas really should have probably been is a production designer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:22 AM (elbY7)

534
475
ero eris erit erimus eritus erunt
Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 2

I,isti, it fuck it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:23 AM (hcfn1)

535 525 I nominate Darius Rucker for president.

Fuck it.

Take 10 and think about it... why not?

/plants horde flag on hill to die on
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:21 AM (x3YFz)

Don't need another unknown brother in offfice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:25 AM (hcfn1)

536
I,isti, it fuck it

truer words were never spoken

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 01:25 AM (qry2M)

537 One for MH to remember, Ars longa, vita brevis

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 01:25 AM (ahBY0)

538 438 Ashley, exactly.

And, IMHO it's only human and a certain level is expected from big stars. If I ever get to be the screenwriter I want to be, and I meet Mila Kunis, I'm not going to be stupid and ask her for work, because I acknowledge that for both a lot of professional and social reasons, that's just not my place.

But if OTOH I find out Mila gets her kicks dumping her breakfast on the floor and making her personal assistants lick it up for her, then obviously a line has been crossed somewhere.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 12:39 AM (elbY7)


Some stars are great to work with, others not so much. Back in my radio days, we would get a one hit wonder come to town and be absolute dicks. Demanding all kinds of shit while across the hall a band/performer that used to be huge, hit hard times and was back on an upward trajectory would sit there and talk to you for hours and then invite you to join them for dinner. The whole time thanking you for playing their music and inviting them to play in this great gig.

Guess which ones would get their next release played and which one was never heard from again.

Some of those guys' managers never learned that the artists always needed to be nice to the radio guys/gals, except for most of the country artists.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 01:26 AM (+Fae7)

539 One of my favorite country tunes from a few years ago, it's not Darius but hey, he's still pretty good -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEkQGa_O5tU

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 01:26 AM (tzcDX)

540 Nite. Moroms
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:26 AM (hcfn1)

541 Don't need another unknown brother in offfice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:25 AM (hcfn1)


wow. Want to reword that?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:27 AM (x3YFz)

542 Ashley, exactamundo. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:27 AM (elbY7)

543 534


475

ero eris erit erimus eritus erunt

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 2



I,isti, it fuck it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:23 AM (hcfn1)


http://tinyurl.com/8353mny

Surprised it wasn't here already.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:27 AM (T1005)

544 Later MH

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 01:27 AM (ahBY0)

545 otho, oh brother. What Lucas really should have probably been is a production designer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:22 AM


I'm not sure what he should be, but, I do know what he shouldn't... writer.

Posted by: otho at March 25, 2015 01:28 AM (tBSrv)

546
yo said it bro

Posted by: art at March 25, 2015 01:28 AM (qry2M)

547 Some of those guys' managers never learned that the
artists always needed to be nice to the radio guys/gals, except for most
of the country artists.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 01:26 AM (+Fae7)


Lemme guess, the country types were the most unfailingly polite?

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:30 AM (8zCR+)

548 I'm not sure what he should be, but, I do know what he shouldn't... writer.
Posted by: otho


End of Story.

He's rrrrriache, biaaaatch , but no one would mistake him for a literary giant.

... At least we hope.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:31 AM (JBzwC)

549
One of my favorite country tunes from a few years ago, it's not Darius but hey, he's still pretty good -



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEkQGa_O5tU

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 01:26 AM (tzcDX)

Gary Allen is great. Has that great twang to his voice.



I'll admit, tentatively, that I'm not a huge fan of 99% of female country singers because they're just too damn "pop"

Shania Twain and Faith Hill get passes because omgwtfhot!

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:32 AM (x3YFz)

550 If Jason Aldean reads AoS: get yer ass to Co Springs.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:32 AM (x3YFz)

551 25 I nominate Darius Rucker for president.

Fuck it.

Take 10 and think about it... why not?

/plants horde flag on hill to die on
Posted by: TangoNine


Who is Darius Rucker?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:33 AM (JBzwC)

552 Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 01:33 AM (F2IAQ)

553 Shania Twain and Faith Hill get passes because omgwtfhot!
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:32 AM (x3YFz) ^WORD^

Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2015 01:34 AM (Ea0JH)

554 I'll admit, tentatively, that I'm not a huge fan of 99% of female country singers because they're just too damn "pop"

Shania Twain and Faith Hill get passes because omgwtfhot!


Yeah, there was that brief moment with Gretchen Wilson where it looked like country might be country again, but nashville gonna nashville.

Posted by: booger at March 25, 2015 01:34 AM (tzcDX)

555 Damn. I killed the blog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 01:34 AM (F2IAQ)

556 Lemme guess, the country types were the most unfailingly polite?

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:30 AM (8zCR+)

*****

Surprisingly, the big timers can be total dicks too. It is just easier to get them to chill than other types of "artists".

"Disrespected" is not in their lexicon.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:35 AM (5qEZd)

557 Lucas is (or was, anyway) a capable director, not great, but not poor either. I'm not sure even just producer of any sort would suit him without serious working constraints, which he'd never tolerate. He has talent in production and design etc, but he has always been prone to persisting with some wacky and/or terrible personal vision that negates what good he can bring to the table. The Apocalypse Now thing is a good example.

Posted by: otho at March 25, 2015 01:35 AM (tBSrv)

558 Country and Pop merged a long time ago, especially for female "artists."

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:36 AM (8zCR+)

559 Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 01:33 AM (F2IAQ)

ok ok ok it's a latin quiz!

not googling.... (lemme see here....)

My best translation based on years of livin' wrong is:

catapults are bad. beware the tax man.

did I win?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:36 AM (x3YFz)

560 #521: I was playing Star Wars: The Old Republic around the time the buyout occurred, and I used to amuse myself by singing this while I was playing...

On the Promenade, Drooga's a sod!
On the Promenade, he thinks he's God!

They say the Force, it comes,
from midichlorians,
but now that George is gone,
it's prob'ly gonna get retconned.

It's so gheeeeeeyyyyy!

Nobody likes that prequel drek!
(Nobody, nobody)
Nobody can kill my Powertech!
(Nobody, nobody)
Nobody knows what's in the Tomb of Railos Zek!
(Nobody, nobody)
Nobody!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 01:36 AM (qfREG)

561 just too damn "pop"

The old stuff had more heart and soul to it. Pop sounds all the same.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 01:37 AM (ahBY0)

562 did I win?
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:36 AM (x3YFz) YES.YES YOU DID WIN.

Posted by: tbodie at March 25, 2015 01:37 AM (Ea0JH)

563 552
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2015 01:33 AM (F2IAQ)


Google Translate has: "Minx. Give me all your money, will fling an enormous rock at your head."




How the F did Pixy get "Catapultam habeo" to come up with "Minx"?!?!?!? I should go back and see what hairball "Hamsteram habeo" coughs up.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:38 AM (T1005)

564 Pronothary, is that based on a Jackson Browne song?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:38 AM (elbY7)

565 Also,

Seventh Son:

Detached escapist fantasy,that despite a major headline name, Jeff Bridges, fails to do a thing with a thing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:38 AM (JBzwC)

566 502 cthulhu, correct.

A true "producer" is one whose own money is involved in the making of the show, and that's the kind of producer I'd like to be someday.

Why are George Lucas' last three films so godawful execrable? Because Lucas was wealthy enough to pay ENTIRELY for the production of all three of 'em, 100%, so he could literally do ANYTHING he wanted with the story and characters.

*That's* a real producer, even though in his case the product ended up FUBAR.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:11 AM (elbY7)


Difference between a "Producer" and "Executive Producer".

Executive Producer is someone like Lucas, Bay, Speilberg, or Cammeron.

Producer is someone who deals with the local caterer's insistence on using non locally sourced capons. Absolutely no skin in the game and get no financial incentives.

Executive Producer fronts the money and is in charge. They can lose money on the project, or they can make a shit load.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 01:39 AM (+Fae7)

567 #564: Yes, it is! On The Boulevard.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 01:41 AM (qfREG)

568 Ashley Judd, correctamundo. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:41 AM (elbY7)

569 Executive Producer fronts the money and is in charge. They can lose money on the project, or they can make a shit load.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 01:39 AM (+Fae7)

****
Not so much with the "talent" that are handed Ex P credits.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:41 AM (5qEZd)

570 Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

Sounds like the Mexican and the drummer got caught fucking around with the sax players' lady to me.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2015 01:42 AM (ahBY0)

571 Executive Producer fronts the money and is in charge. They can lose money on the project, or they can make a shit load.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 01:39 AM (+Fae7)


And yet somehow they never pay taxes.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:42 AM (8zCR+)

572 MWNP, correct.

Sometimes the star ExP credit solely means: I want part of my salary to be paid with gross receipts from the film.

But, there are some stars who actually do help pay for the work they're doing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:43 AM (elbY7)

573 And yet somehow they never pay taxes.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:42 AM (8zCR+)

*****
Studio profit accounting. A beautiful thing, it is.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:44 AM (5qEZd)

574 While we're on the topic of production...

For anyone here who might have plans to try and do something on film or video to promote their business, here's a friend and former co-worker of mine who can help ya. He's looking for work right now.

http://www.mlbelanger.com/

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:46 AM (elbY7)

575 Aside from the fact that Bridges decided to play it 'mush mouth'...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:46 AM (JBzwC)

576 Studio profit accounting. A beautiful thing, it is.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:44 AM (5qEZd)


Indeed it is, when you can get away with it.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:46 AM (8zCR+)

577 Indeed it is, when you can get away with it.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:46 AM (8zCR+)

*****
Ask any non Gross Points rated star how they do that.

Never mind the IRS. These people are able to make money disappear faster than the Mafia.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:49 AM (JVKFK)

578 I definitely believe the next Repub president should have the IRS ass-rape the Hollywood studios.

It would drive them out of the country, but since too many of them have no patriotism to speak of anyhow...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:51 AM (elbY7)

579 552
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

Make it stop! Latin quiz on subjunctive was last night! I shouldn't have to think about it for a while!

Posted by: Anachronda at March 25, 2015 01:56 AM (o78gS)

580 Heh -- courtesy of PJMedia -- back when Doonesbury was occasionally funny (sorry it's so small): http://tinyurl.com/npso6ko

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 01:56 AM (T1005)

581 It would drive them out of the country, but since too many of them have no patriotism to speak of anyhow...
------
You mean that old Joe McCarthy may have been on to something?

Posted by: Old Blue at March 25, 2015 01:56 AM (9iR5/)

582 Restat ut his ego me ipse regam solerque elementis.

Posted by: Rome is where you hang your pileus at March 25, 2015 01:57 AM (76HNm)

583 Old Blue, I think Hollywood is for whatever enriches itself the most. When that's the left, they're leftists. When they can make money on the other side...

In fairness, I feel the same about Goldman Sachs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:57 AM (elbY7)

584
Hey,

goodnight

don't let the bedbugs bite!!

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 01:58 AM (qry2M)

585 475

ero eris erit erimus eritus eritis erunt

fixt

Posted by: Anachronda at March 25, 2015 01:58 AM (o78gS)

586 You mean that old Joe McCarthy may have been on to something?
Posted by: Old Blue at March 25, 2015 01:56 AM (9iR5/)

*****

No need to relitigate this or the Civil War, IMO only.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 01:58 AM (JVKFK)

587 Lemme guess, the country types were the most unfailingly polite?

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 01:30 AM (8zCR+)


Most are, but there are some that are dicks.

Actually, some of the classic rock dudes that were on their "2nd go around" were the nicest ones. They got humbled by the system and were just happy to be back.

Some like Hootie and the Blowfish were always awesome. Nicest guys in the world and would just hang around the station doing all kinds of publicity stuff for us.

Harry Connick, Jr was another. He just showed up at the station one afternoon. No record company people, no notice, just stopped by because he was in town on a personal matter. The ladies at the station were very impressed by him.

Country is a whole different story. Nashville is totally different than the rest of the music business. If you are a big artist in Nashville and get dropped by your label, you have a much harder time getting re-signed, so the artists have heard the horror stories since the time they arrived in Nashville.

Also, in Nashville you move up the ladder slowly. You start as the opening act, move to the 2nd act, then the headliner. You do not headline right after releasing your album. When it comes to awards, you do not win the major awards your first several years, you may get nominated, but you lose. In other genres, a first album can get you the major awards right off the bat.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 01:59 AM (+Fae7)

588 585 475

ero eris erit erimus eritus eritis erunt

fixt

Posted by: Anachronda at March 25, 2015 01:58 AM (o78gS)

THX
(sorry, it's been about fifty years...)

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 02:00 AM (qry2M)

589 Ashley Judd, cool.

As I understand it, there's something similar to the old 1920s-1960s "studio system" for Hollywood stars, to this day in Nashville for artists. You get signed, you pay your dues, and if you impress enough people, you eventually get your chance to star.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 02:01 AM (elbY7)

590
oh, and
Te Amo, y'all

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 02:03 AM (qry2M)

591 572 MWNP, correct.

Sometimes the star ExP credit solely means: I want part of my salary to be paid with gross receipts from the film.

But, there are some stars who actually do help pay for the work they're doing.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 01:43 AM (elbY7)


On TV they do it for a cut of the syndication money which is where the real money comes in. The star takes a smaller salary per episode since they can make 10X that if the series hits the 100 episode mark.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at March 25, 2015 02:04 AM (+Fae7)

592 Ashley, what I expected but good to hear from the source, thanks.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 02:04 AM (8zCR+)

593 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at March 25, 2015 01:36 AM (qfREG)


Rule #17(c): "Never Trust George Lucas. He's A Dick."

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:05 AM (x3YFz)

594 Ashley Judd, exactly.

A good example today would be Jim Parsons. I don't wanna know how much he's going to end up making from Big Bang once it goes fully into syndication, but he'll never have to work again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 02:05 AM (elbY7)

595 If Nick Searcy still lurks:

pickin' it up off of xbox video (Justified).

Gonna miss yer character.

Stay safe, Tex.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:07 AM (x3YFz)

596 It's been a pleasant lurk.
Thanx all for being whatever the heck you are.....

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at March 25, 2015 02:10 AM (KG0mU)

597 #118, happened here on Fort Campbell during his first tour with the Division. He commanded 3/187 over in 3rd Brigade. Happened out on Range 54, IIRC. Jack Keane was there too.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at March 25, 2015 02:11 AM (iCClr)

598 qdpsteve, I dunno. I know that when Nazi Germany signed the non aggression pact with Stalin in the late 1930's, when Germany went to war with Poland, the Communists in England did not want to produce arms because they would be used against the Stalinists. It was a real problem for England until Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
The same was true in Hollywood. Before Germany invaded the Soviet Union, it was "just a European incident and we shouldn't get involved." As soon as German troops crossed the Bug, it was "OMG, we must defeat the National Socialists".
After Wilson as the President (The Obama of his time) Socialists and Communists were all the rage. In the US of the thirties, there were undoubtedly more Communists in the US and Britain than there were National Socialists. And there were a bunch of National Socialists.
Hollywood has always been far to the left of the American public in general.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 25, 2015 02:12 AM (9iR5/)

599
http://tinyurl.com/qem8tjw

THIS is Ashly Judd's Puffy Face

(puffy scamper,
puffy scamper)

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 02:13 AM (qry2M)

600
Yay ashly judd momentarily stunted the intarwebs

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 02:17 AM (qry2M)

601 I just lurk here, but had to jump in. My wife is a first grade teacher here in the school in our neighborhood. She won't toot her own horn, but I will. She teaches our neighborhood kids and cares too much in my mind. Just trying to get some of these parents interested in reading with their kids is a struggle for her. She's out for the rest of the year as she is trying to kick this breast cancer thing and I think her being away from her class is hurting her more than the pain she is in recovering from the double mastectomy last week.

Posted by: FortWorthMike at March 25, 2015 02:18 AM (168MX)

602 Old Blue, true, but once the leftists lose enough money, most of them get in line. They're ultimately greedheads.

Why was John Wayne allowed to work? Because his films made money. And why is Clint Eastwood still allowed to produce in Hollywood? Because he's a legend, and his films still make money.

Thankfully, the American people have always been smart too. They know Hollywood's full of greedy idiots and ignorant ideologues. It's our job as conservatives to keep it that way.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 02:20 AM (elbY7)

603 Last person left has to clean the barrel.

It's a rule.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:22 AM (x3YFz)

604 Posted by: FortWorthMike at March 25, 2015 02:18 AM (168MX)


Best wishes to your wife on her recovery Mike.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 02:22 AM (8zCR+)

605 oh, and
Te Amo, y'all
Posted by: Ira Weatheral
-------------------------
As close as I could find on short notice:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/DnBTghUX5sg?autoplay=1

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 02:23 AM (sa50w)

606 One of the reasons I *love* TMZ is because it doesn't kowtow to celebrities at all, really, outside of their (stupid IMHO) tours. It's fitting they only ask them stupid questions, because in most cases that's all they can (barely) handle.

It treats them as what they are: childish lotto winners, because they can pose or smile or look a certain way on camera. That show overall is good news IMHO. There's a layer of smart underneath the dumb.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 02:23 AM (elbY7)

607
FortWorthMike:

Sincere (is there any other kind?) Prayers for her to kick it.
(the cancer)

A Prayer for Healing Cancer

Heavenly Father, I come before you with a solemn heart and in need of your intercession. I pray that the cancer that has come into FortWorthMike's wife's life soon fades into a quick remission.

I believe in your capacity for miracles, and ask for this on my behalf. As we grow older, I know we become closer to the day you accept us back into your kingdom. I ask that you delay that holy union if it be your will. In your name I pray,

Amen.

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at March 25, 2015 02:25 AM (qry2M)

608 Prayers up and best wishes for your wife's recovery and for you as you support her., FWMike.

Drop back in again with an update.

Posted by: jammer - HappyFunCamper at March 25, 2015 02:26 AM (V0NdD)

609 Posted by: FortWorthMike at March 25, 2015 02:18 AM (168MX)

******
Sucks to hear Mike. I hope she does better, soon. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at March 25, 2015 02:27 AM (JVKFK)

610 GOT DUSTY HERE AT THE RAILROAD. THANKS

Posted by: FortWorthMike at March 25, 2015 02:28 AM (168MX)

611 Prayers, FWMike. God Bless you and yours.

Posted by: shredded chi at March 25, 2015 02:29 AM (sa50w)

612 Okay folks, gotta go. Thanks for the chat. Goodnight. Prayers, FWMike. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 02:32 AM (elbY7)

613 As an update for San Jose, the officer who was shot was dead at the scene (yeah, 48-hour rule.....) and the suspect is barricaded in an apartment.



http://tinyurl.com/oqs7w8p




Looks a lot like "attempted death by cop, botched."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:34 AM (T1005)

614 Nick,

if yer still about and want a horde patch, hit ace up for my contact info.

My old blog is dead but thanks to the gods of teh internets you can still see the patch here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20140517141644/http://greyttimes.com/

second post down.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:42 AM (x3YFz)

615 614
Nick,

if yer still about and want a horde patch, hit ace up for my contact info.

My old blog is dead but thanks to the gods of teh internets you can still see the patch here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20140517141644/http://greyttimes.com/

second post down.


Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:42 AM (x3YFz)


Wasn't there more than one series of Horde patch?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (T1005)

616 151
My favorite is Give War a Chance.



"Parliament of Whores" is what saved me from becoming a liberal. I
might have become a lot of other horrible things but at least I was
spared that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2015 11:11 PM (AVEe1)


As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (5DGKy)

617 Wasn't there more than one series of Horde patch?


Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (T1005)


nope. And there aint but 9 left.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:49 AM (x3YFz)

618 As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".


Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (5DGKy)


Hell yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pMVfpKBuyI

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 25, 2015 02:51 AM (FMbng)

619 As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".


Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (5DGKy)


As an economist what do you think about zero interest rates?

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 02:53 AM (8zCR+)

620 617
Wasn't there more than one series of Horde patch?




Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (T1005)



nope. And there aint but 9 left.


Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:49 AM (x3YFz)


Is there an anonymous way to get one?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:57 AM (T1005)

621
As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".
Posted by: redbanzai


Srsly, you self-reveal as an Economist?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 02:57 AM (JBzwC)

622 619
As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".




Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (5DGKy)

As an economist what do you think about zero interest rates?




Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 02:53 AM (8zCR+)


They're an indicator of "peak stupidity"?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:58 AM (T1005)

623 As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".





Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (5DGKy)


there's 2 groups of "rich"

- those that got it given to them (you'll find them on golf courses and shopping)

- those that busted their ass and are just that smart. You won't find them anyplace except for work.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:58 AM (x3YFz)

624 621


As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".

Posted by: redbanzai



Srsly, you self-reveal as an Economist?



Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 02:57 AM (JBzwC)


My undergrad's in Econ, specifically Business Economics. I've since learned a bit after school and while getting my CPA.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:59 AM (T1005)

625 What does an economist think about the long term effects of low interest rates and sovereign debt?

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 03:01 AM (8zCR+)

626
My undergrad's in Econ, specifically Business Economics. I've since learned a bit after school and while getting my CPA.
Posted by: cthulhu


Hold off.

Was responding to :

As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".
Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (5DGKy)


Is (5DGKy) you?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:03 AM (JBzwC)

627 My undergrad's in Econ, specifically Business Economics. I've since learned a bit after school and while getting my CPA.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:59 AM (T1005)


heh.

my undergrad degree taught me the fundamentals of flailing about like a useless monkey. Methinks the point of an undergrad (BS, BA) is to enlighten you to the fact that you don't know squat.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 03:05 AM (x3YFz)

628 I want that flamethrower.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:08 AM (OsWis)

629 626


My undergrad's in Econ, specifically Business Economics. I've since learned a bit after school and while getting my CPA.

Posted by: cthulhu



Hold off.



Was responding to :



As an economist, I am biased toward "Eat the Rich".

Posted by: redbanzai at March 25, 2015 02:45 AM (5DGKy)



Is (5DGKy) you?





Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:03 AM (JBzwC)


Nope. But I could hold myself out as an economist, were I inclined to do so.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:10 AM (T1005)

630 My undergrad's in Econ, specifically Business Economics. I've since learned a bit after school and while getting my CPA.




Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:59 AM (T1005)


I have degrees in... oh all kinds of boring stuff.

but at heart I am a systems engineer.

For those playing at home, a systems engineer just makes moving parts marry up and perform correctly. Which is just good ole common sense.

Funny how things go full circle to just cartesian logic.

and I've learned that what I've paid in blood and treasure to learn can be applied to economics as well as growing tomatoes. Same principles.

causal logic. Do A, B happens. If you want C to happen, adjust A.

There. I confer upon you a PhD in logic.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 03:11 AM (x3YFz)

631 627
My undergrad's in Econ, specifically Business Economics. I've since learned a bit after school and while getting my CPA.




Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 02:59 AM (T1005)



heh.

my undergrad degree taught me the fundamentals
of flailing about like a useless monkey. Methinks the point of an
undergrad (BS, BA) is to enlighten you to the fact that you don't know
squat.


Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 03:05 AM (x3YFz)


For most people, yes......and, then, there are those who become community organizers, lawyers, or politicians.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:11 AM (T1005)

632 I want that flamethrower.



Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:08 AM (OsWis)



OK as long as you promise not to use it on me.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 03:12 AM (8zCR+)

633
Nope. But I could hold myself out as an economist, were I inclined to do so.
Posted by: cthulhu


No, you couldn't you swabby peen. Stop inventing insults, squiddy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:12 AM (JBzwC)

634 625
What does an economist think about the long term effects of low interest rates and sovereign debt?


Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 03:01 AM (8zCR+)


Yet another suck from the value-creating folks toward the value-dispersing folks.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:12 AM (T1005)

635 For most people, yes......and, then, there are those who become community organizers, lawyers, or politicians.....


Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:11 AM (T1005)


there *is* a specific class of humans to which logic is a predator, not a friend.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 03:13 AM (x3YFz)

636 628
I want that flamethrower.





Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:08 AM (OsWis)


You already got to have a SAW. Can't any of the other kids play with the good toys?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:13 AM (T1005)

637 and, then, there are those who become community organizers, lawyers, or politicians.....


Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:11 AM (T1005)


There is a latin word for those that escapes me....


oh right, shitstains.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 25, 2015 03:15 AM (FMbng)

638 633


Nope. But I could hold myself out as an economist, were I inclined to do so.

Posted by: cthulhu



No, you couldn't you swabby peen. Stop inventing insults, squiddy.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:12 AM (JBzwC)


I've held myself out to be all sorts of things I was scarcely qualified to discuss -- and I might be more qualified to discuss economics than most subjects.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:15 AM (T1005)

639 Posted by: cthulhu





No, you couldn't you swabby peen. Stop inventing insults, squiddy.






Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:12 AM (JBzwC)

wait!

what?

cthulhu is a rust scraper?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 03:17 AM (x3YFz)

640 I've held myself out to be all sorts of things I was scarcely qualified to discuss -- and I might be more qualified to discuss economics than most subjects.
Posted by: cthulhu


Errr, that was probably more theater than I should have offered....

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:18 AM (JBzwC)

641 I've held myself out to be all sorts of things I was
scarcely qualified to discuss -- and I might be more qualified to
discuss economics than most subjects.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:15 AM (T1005)


I have a BS in my field, a MS in a sub field, taught others.

Still I don't know what the hell I'm doing.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 03:19 AM (x3YFz)

642 639
Posted by: cthulhu







No, you couldn't you swabby peen. Stop inventing insults, squiddy.









Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:12 AM (JBzwC)

wait!

what?

cthulhu is a rust scraper?


Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 03:17 AM (x3YFz)


I've done a lot of things over the years, including scraping rust, but probably not in any recognized confraternity (for instance, I've never been in the military or a union).

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:19 AM (T1005)

643 But, hey, Crude cantango, any chance we'll see a resolution here?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:19 AM (JBzwC)

644 I no longer have a SAW...unfortunately.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:20 AM (OsWis)

645 apologies, Cth.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:21 AM (JBzwC)

646 I hold myself out to the dessert tray from time to time ... or at least my hand ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:22 AM (nSOh+)

647 I no longer have a SAW...unfortunately.



Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:20 AM (OsWis)


Must have been fun while you did.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 25, 2015 03:22 AM (FMbng)

648 (for instance, I've never been in the military or a union).


Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:19 AM (T1005)


Me either, and I'm proud of that, well at least the union part.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 25, 2015 03:23 AM (8zCR+)

649 647,

I still remember my serial #.

it was more than fun. I was lucky to have it.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:25 AM (OsWis)

650 640
I've held myself out to be all sorts of things I was scarcely
qualified to discuss -- and I might be more qualified to discuss
economics than most subjects.

Posted by: cthulhu



Errr, that was probably more theater than I should have offered....

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:18 AM (JBzwC)


Let me 'splain this to you....I graduated with a degree in BusEcon, emphasis in Accounting, in March, 1983. I took the CPA exam in May (got two parts of four). By 1985, I was passing myself off as an expert in Computerized Accounting Systems implementation for small businesses. Here's a hint -- NOBODY was an expert in Computerized Accounting Systems implementation for small businesses in 1985, least of all some young punk who was only 23. I was probably the best value for the money that was out there.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:28 AM (T1005)

651 643
But, hey, Crude cantango, any chance we'll see a resolution here?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:19 AM (JBzwC)


Stuff always resolves....just not necessarily the way it was expected to.

I was LMAO over the zerohedge thing about "no remaining storage, ND leases/tax credits force more into the market". It might even turn out that way.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:31 AM (T1005)

652 I've held myself out to be all sorts of things I was scarcely qualified to discuss -- and I might be more qualified to discuss economics than most subjects.

Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------------
Cartoon villains.
Definitely. Qualified.

Posted by: Tucker at March 25, 2015 03:33 AM (sa50w)

653 Let me 'splain this to you....I
Posted by: cthulhu


My fault if I injured you. No need to explain, but I'll read ahead.

I took the CPA exam in May (got two parts of four). By 1985, I was passing myself off as an expert in Computerized Accounting Systems implementation for small businesses. Here's a hint -- NOBODY was an expert in Computerized Accounting Systems implementation for small businesses in 1985, least of all some young punk who was only 23. I was probably the best value for the money that was out there.

Posted by: cthulhu


Again, my problem, not yours. I didn't intend a run at you personally. Apologies.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:34 AM (JBzwC)

654 649
647,



I still remember my serial #.



it was more than fun. I was lucky to have it.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:25 AM (OsWis)


I know that I'm jealous. Though the whole "Basic twice" and "dust tourism" thing is slightly offputting [you're a better man than I, SMFH].

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:34 AM (T1005)

655 652
I've held myself out to be all sorts of things I was scarcely qualified
to discuss -- and I might be more qualified to discuss economics than
most subjects.



Posted by: cthulhu

-----------------------

Cartoon villains.

Definitely. Qualified.

Posted by: Tucker at March 25, 2015 03:33 AM (sa50w)


You watch way, way, way too much TV.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:35 AM (T1005)

656 653
Let me 'splain this to you....I

Posted by: cthulhu



My fault if I injured you. No need to explain, but I'll read ahead.



I took the CPA exam in May (got two parts of four). By 1985, I
was passing myself off as an expert in Computerized Accounting Systems
implementation for small businesses. Here's a hint -- NOBODY was an
expert in Computerized Accounting Systems implementation for small
businesses in 1985, least of all some young punk who was only 23. I was
probably the best value for the money that was out there.



Posted by: cthulhu



Again, my problem, not yours. I didn't intend a run at you personally. Apologies.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:34 AM (JBzwC)


I'm not injured, I'm not mad, I didn't think you were running at me personally -- and, even if you had been, it didn't worry me none. You're a good soul and a fellow Moron -- and if we stop being able to call each other idiots and poltroons on an ONT, we'll have lost something very precious.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:38 AM (T1005)

657 cooth,

Don't.

There's nothing about me that anyone should envy.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:39 AM (OsWis)

658 .....and I only now checked the hash.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:39 AM (T1005)

659 The only thing I'm good at is fucking shit up.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:40 AM (OsWis)

660 657
cooth,



Don't.



There's nothing about me that anyone should envy.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:39 AM (OsWis)


Oh, sweetheart.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:41 AM (T1005)

661 Apologies. Bad call on my part, cthulhu.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 03:44 AM (JBzwC)

662 Oh well ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:45 AM (nSOh+)

663 The world is a sad place ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:45 AM (nSOh+)

664 a sad place ..

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:46 AM (nSOh+)

665 A terrible place to live ... without chocolate ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:46 AM (nSOh+)

666 or even chocolate milk ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:46 AM (nSOh+)

667 Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I'm too exhausted to make a chocolate cake ...
But a Wendy's Frosty will do ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:48 AM (nSOh+)

668 Night all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at March 25, 2015 03:48 AM (nSOh+)

669 #569

That is mainly a tool to get an established name to sign for a series commitment. A show like CSI that changes out nearly its entire cast but remains a money maker is a huge payoff for William Peterson, who has had more than a token involvement in several years.

Kelsey Grammar is an executive producer on 'Medium.' He appeared on the show exactly once in 129 episodes but has probably made more on the show than star Patricia Arquette. He's also ExP on several other shows. This site lists him as having a net worth of $60 million. That production company is really paying off considering how little of his time it likely occupies.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 25, 2015 03:51 AM (IdCqF)

670 659
The only thing I'm good at is fucking shit up.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:40 AM (OsWis)


There is a certain grace to fucking up the shit that needs fucking up.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:55 AM (T1005)

671 659
The only thing I'm good at is fucking shit up.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 03:40 AM (OsWis)



Hopefully, your email still works.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 03:57 AM (T1005)

672 Again, no worries....it just touched off a story. God knows it doesn't take much -- I have to Work Hard to stay off the Lists of Damnation.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 04:02 AM (T1005)

673 Er -- hi, Sven!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 04:03 AM (T1005)

674 OK, so......any homeowners out there.....




These are close to the greatest thing since sliced bread. If you look at it and think, you'll go through "silly, useless toy", "stupid, but it might be an issue", "what a serious issue to dress-up in such a silly way", "these could really be handy", and "genius!"



My housecleaners HATE them because they rat the housecleaners out for sloppily dumping water under sinks.



http://tinyurl.com/or9vsfg

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 04:08 AM (T1005)

675 I just woke up,& am pong back to sleep.

I had Fox on at 9 because Cruz was on &'skipped Brit Hume & his " expert analysis". He's a pompous ass!

Posted by: Carol at March 25, 2015 04:22 AM (sj3Ax)

676 That photo at the end though...

Release the Kraken!!

Posted by: sinalco at March 25, 2015 04:55 AM (bqB4w)

677 I'm feeling like a miserable failure. Probably time to try and sleep it off.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 05:18 AM (T1005)

678 Posted by: Carol at March 25, 2015 04:22 AM (sj3Ax)

Too many "experts" with opinions is one of our biggest problems in this country. Simply having credentials does not make a person an expert on a subject. Just about anyone can sleep through half of their classes and cram their way to a D. Even at Harvard, if their parents are rich enough.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2015 05:19 AM (J+mig)

679 677 I'm feeling like a miserable failure. Probably time to try and sleep it off.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 05:18 AM (T1005)

I wasn't here for whatever brought this on, and haven't read back far enough, but you ain't a miserable failure.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2015 05:20 AM (J+mig)

680 To Republicans:

Stop It Now! I realized my blind devotion to the democrats after 30 years of voting yellow dog ballot down and voted for McCain in 2008. I kept hoping someone would stop TFG and voted for Romney in 2012.

Watching this instant bashing of the first person to declare is making me sick. Your lack of cohesiveness will be your downfall. If you have a common goal in taking the country back stop the Donner Party crap.

That is all.

*** still hoping for an American comeback.

Posted by: burningwithoutanextinguisher at March 25, 2015 05:21 AM (nA3uK)

681 679
677 I'm feeling like a miserable failure. Probably time to try and sleep it off.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 05:18 AM (T1005)



I wasn't here for whatever brought this on, and haven't read back far enough, but you ain't a miserable failure.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2015 05:20 AM (J+mig)


It isn't upthread. Don't worry about it. Hopefully, things'll look better in the morning.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 05:23 AM (T1005)

682 Posted by: burningwithoutanextinguisher at March 25, 2015 05:21 AM (nA3uK)

The Republicans doing the bashing ain't here, as far as I've seen. At least, I don't think so. I haven't seen a whole lot of negativity, but maybe there's some stuff going on during the day I don't have time to read.

Most of us are mad as hell at the GOP, and I'm even registered as an Independent these days, but push comes to shove, I'm voting against whoever's most likely to thwart the Democrat agenda.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2015 05:27 AM (J+mig)

683 It isn't upthread. Don't worry about it. Hopefully, things'll look better in the morning.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2015 05:23 AM (T1005)

Alright. Hope it all works out.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2015 05:29 AM (J+mig)

684 I'm voting against whoever's most likely to thwart the Democrat agenda.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2015 05:27 AM (J+mig)

Voting FOR whoever's most likely to thwart the Democrat agenda. Obviously, I type faster than I think today. Needs more caffeine.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2015 05:38 AM (J+mig)

685 Cooth,

You're not a failure.

You're loved.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at March 25, 2015 05:51 AM (OsWis)

686 The flight 9525 cockpit voice recorder being "damaged" smells fishy. I suppose it could be true, but I am so distrustful of all of the Islamic-soft countries around the world that I will remain skeptical and wait for the double-talk to begin.

Posted by: goon at March 25, 2015 06:02 AM (gNTQS)

687 Wasn't tonight to say a thing but...

A failure c?
Not a chance. Need to feel better? Read my autobiography.
Well, if it's ever written.
Hell, I died 10+ years ago. Just going through the motions since. If not for a few close friends and music...

Posted by: teej at March 25, 2015 06:04 AM (MKLBv)

688 tonight = going
Out for more coffee.

Posted by: teej at March 25, 2015 06:06 AM (MKLBv)

689 G'morning, all

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2015 06:27 AM (F1jFR)

690 Le nood

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2015 06:44 AM (F1jFR)

691 "The interesting thing about staring down a gun barrel is how small the hole is where the bullet comes out..."

Um, no.

I've grwon up around guns, and most of the time they've never looked all that big. But when I had a revolver pointed at my head the muzzle got very, very large. It suddenly looked to be about the size of a train tunnel.

I swear I could see down the barrel all the way to the bullet - a hollowpoint semiwadcutter.

Ordinarily my vision is not quite that good.

Posted by: ThomasD at March 25, 2015 08:38 AM (eh28l)

692 One of my favorite P.J. O'Rourke quotes was from Red-Eye. They were discussing Water-Boarding, and the effectiveness of of it. Speaking of Cali Shek Mohamid he said "Torture doesn't work...but water-board him anyways."

Posted by: Paladin at March 25, 2015 08:51 AM (LtaK3)

693 Lordie, the private school article is almost two years old and they just noticed it? Larry Correia savaged it pretty well over here:

http://monsterhunternation.com/2013/08/30/fisking-slate-over-public-schools/

Posted by: NR Pax at March 25, 2015 10:09 AM (xVA4Y)

694 Miley Cyrus is, unfortunately, a real voice for her generation. This is a generation that is actually going out of its way to celebrate being stupid, uneducated, and barely literate. I love the whole phonetic spelling, it's so "edgy" and KeWl. It's so sad to witness this burgeoning dark age of the arts, and it is artists like Miley Cyrus that are at the forefront of this debasement. She is just a despicable hack devoid of any creativity, inspiration, or soul. She is the personification of banal.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at March 25, 2015 10:26 AM (2/oBD)

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