Overnight Open Thread (18 Apr 2015)

Damn I'm tired. Full day of yard work today. New mulch, edging, mowing, new plants and shrubs. Whew. Friggin' pollen was everywhere.

Speaking of yard work, a scythe beats a weed wacker in a grass-cutting race.

Books Parents Complain About

The 10 books parents complained about most.

Post Doolittle Raid

The untold story of the vengeful Japanese attack after the Doolittle raid.

Navy Video

E.T. Is Not Calling

Bummer. Just some dude heatin' up a hot pocket. Rogue microwave ovens are the culprits behind mysterious radio signals.

Iranian Armor

Weird Iranian armor. Not much armor if you ask me.

VA Scandals Continue

I'm sure we'll get another pivot on this. New VA scandals call into question agency's ability to clean house.

Dubchestral

This is a little different.

How To Title Your Book

Heh. For those of you writing novels, here's a infographic to help you title it. Evidently, I should title my book The Road To World Of The d'Urbervilles.

Humor

Perhaps you shouldn't be in the comedy business Boing Boing if you can't take a little heat for tellin' a joke. Pathetic that you go after these "right wing" folks for your own joke. Own it mf'ers.

Cat Video

Cats vs Fake Cats.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by 65 most perfectly timed military photos:

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1 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 10:02 PM (T1005)

2 Firtest?

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2015 10:03 PM (o/90i)

3 Hey Cooth, you feeling better?

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2015 10:03 PM (o/90i)

4 MST3K on RetroTV.

Pod People.

:Trumpy, you can do STUPID things!"

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at April 18, 2015 10:04 PM (7Iwef)

5 @CDR M

That link at the bottom is fantastic.

[I hope that isn't you ejecting.....]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2015 10:06 PM (Zu3d9)

6 Wait, someone else is listening to dubchestral music? Weird.

Also, just FYI, some douche with rotating hashes has been dropping escalating bigot droppings on dead threads, in the tradition of K. Trout.

Depressing, but there you are.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2015 10:07 PM (bLnSU)

7 That Smithsonian article on the Doolittle Raid is full of it.

The mission was kept secret from Chaing Kai-Shek because of security. Even as the Americans asked the Chinese to get ready, they were never told why.

And ditto with the 250,000+ murdered. That is also something already known.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/04/army-pilots-man-your-planes.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:07 PM (r9H2F)

8 Cooth,

Did you see the trailer for this movie called Call Girl of Ctuhulu?

http://tinyurl.com/pfndmeu

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:08 PM (f8lRd)

9 [I hope that isn't you ejecting.....]
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2015 10:06 PM (Zu3d9)


Nope! No ejection seat in a P-3C!

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:08 PM (f8lRd)

10 Dallas has come upon a novel way of not losing to Houston: foul Harden all the time and pray that the refs don't see it. Which is how Houston got beat last year.

Not working too well for them this year.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:09 PM (W540W)

11 Title generator... A Clockwork Death or Ardor.

Yeah just don't see that fitting anything I have written.

Short story to Fantasy and Science Fiction is now #250 in the queue.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:10 PM (r9H2F)

12 Read the comments at the Doolittle article.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 10:10 PM (W5DcG)

13 PS Skip to 0:30 in the video unless you just like sitting quietly.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2015 10:10 PM (bLnSU)

14 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:07 PM (r9H2F)

I figured you'd notice.

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:10 PM (f8lRd)

15 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:10 PM (KCxzN)

16 Anna, obviously you need to work on your line-jumping skills.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2015 10:11 PM (bLnSU)

17 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: A Farewell to the Wind-Up Bird of Madness at April 18, 2015 10:11 PM (Edob3)

18 Under my "pen name": "True History of Madness"

Under my actual name: "Tender is the Wife Bible"

Think I'll go with number one.

Hello, 'Rons!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at April 18, 2015 10:12 PM (rJUlF)

19 There are a lot of alt-history shortstories where someone goes and offs Baby Addie in the crib in 1889.

What if someone did one where the hero screwed around in western Arabia in 590?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:12 PM (W540W)

20 Well Merovign, would have to hack their system for that. Prefer not to.

Whitebread, yeah go with True History of Madness. It sounds wicked cool no matter what genre of story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:13 PM (r9H2F)

21 Sweet Farewell on a Dark and Stormy Night in Hell

Posted by: too loose, luh trek at April 18, 2015 10:13 PM (8CdUx)

22 CDR M, thanks. I think.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:14 PM (r9H2F)

23 3
Hey Cooth, you feeling better?

Posted by: Farmer at April 18, 2015 10:03 PM (o/90i)


Sadly, no -- but I get to sleep in tomorrow. I was going to take advantage of the fiancee's absence by doing some work around the place with Roberto, but he called to say his niece was in a traffic accident and is in a Sacramento hospital. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the details that well (my Spanish tends toward "maceta, tierra, cerca, pared, sierra, piedra", and the like -- not exactly medical) -- the fiancee may call him later.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 10:14 PM (T1005)

24 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:14 PM (r9H2F)


Oh it's a compliment! I thought it was off too but I figured it would generate some commentary.

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:15 PM (f8lRd)

25 Title generator: A Farewell to the Wind-Up Bird of the Spirits

Sounds like the fate of a poorly made kitteh toy.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 18, 2015 10:15 PM (3C9q2)

26 Kitteh, you magnificent bastard!

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2015 10:16 PM (GrXXa)

27 Tank kitty....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 10:16 PM (hNvdN)

28 Amazingly, not a single cat shot or trap made it into the official WestPac video of a squadron which had as it's job for six months nothing but that.

What a snoozer.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 18, 2015 10:16 PM (rXB/r)

29 That was a cool video of the Scythe vs a weed whacker. I just bought a scythe from my aunt, which come to find out was given to her by my dad who got it form his father and it may have been handed down form his father.

Now I've tried to use it. That thing takes practice. I'm still learning. I can't cut anything with it.

Nothing beats that that grim reaper effect with the ladies though.

On the plus side I imagine it would come in a lot handier than a weed whacker in repelling a home invasion .

I don't see much liberal whining for "scythe control".

Posted by: The Walking Dude at April 18, 2015 10:16 PM (cCxiu)

30 Robert L. Scott, God is My Co-Pilot, was part of another force composed of B-17s that was supposed to attack Japanese targets out of China in conjunction. But that plan fell through. So Scott ended up in the CBI supporting the AVG while sneaking fighter time with the Tigers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:17 PM (r9H2F)

31 8
Cooth,



Did you see the trailer for this movie called Call Girl of Ctuhulu?



http://tinyurl.com/pfndmeu

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:08 PM (f8lRd)


Hadn't seen that one, no....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 10:17 PM (T1005)

32 27 Tank kitty....?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 10:16 PM (hNvdN)


With non-PC turret art too!

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:17 PM (f8lRd)

33 CDR: those Navy videos never get old.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:19 PM (KCxzN)

34 Tis best to fear kittehs in tanks

https://youtu.be/mSBKZPNsK74

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:20 PM (r9H2F)

35 Salutations. Thanks CDR M for another great job on the weekend ONT

Posted by: zeera at April 18, 2015 10:20 PM (/nRA7)

36 The Penguins are accidentally winning. Third period hasn't started yet so my excitement will be short lived.

In DC, the watermelons are celebrating Vlad Lenin's birthday on the Mall with a big concert. Oh, they call it "Earth Day" but its actually Vladimir Lenin's birthday.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 18, 2015 10:20 PM (syGA0)

37 Earlier thread today, one of the 'Ettes recounted a conversation with a coworker who said "it just isn't FAIR that ballplayers get paid millions but teachers don't!"

Those idiots who think ballplayers make too much will get snarly if you ask if they mind if their favorite musician or actor makes more than most ballplayers.....

"You don't think it's fair that Clayton Kershaw gets millions, but does it bother you that Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce make more than teachers?"

"BUT THEY'RE SO TALENTED AND WHAT BUSINESS OF URZ WHAT THEY MAKE UR JUST JEALOUS AND UR HATIN' ON KATY!!!!!!"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2015 10:20 PM (GrXXa)

38 http://tinyurl.com/pfndmeu

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:08 PM (f8lRd)


Hadn't seen that one, no....

Clicked on the link. Said "Nope." before watching the video. Some things are better left unseen.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at April 18, 2015 10:21 PM (rJUlF)

39 The Satanic Cuckoo's Nest and Peace.

A terrifying study of the leftist mind.

Posted by: tsj017 at April 18, 2015 10:21 PM (t1f6S)

40 Trumpy, you can do STUPID things!

"It Stinks!"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 10:22 PM (W5DcG)

41 Call Girl of Cthulhu, so she gives better tentacle sex than a Twi'lek slave girl?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:22 PM (r9H2F)

42 >>Cats vs Fake Cats.

We had a great Siamese who reacted like that to a black and white line drawing of a Siamse cat face. We think it was because the picture had blue eyes. Funny as hell.

Posted by: Y-not at April 18, 2015 10:23 PM (9BRsg)

43 Disney released the trailer for season 2 of Star Wars Rebels today and I gotta say, it looks much better than the first season. My son was pretty excited.

Posted by: CDR M at April 18, 2015 10:23 PM (f8lRd)

44 Ah, 3-2 now.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 18, 2015 10:23 PM (syGA0)

45 Saturday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589278040556994560

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589278302881378305

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589278579231424513

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589278758261157888

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589279135744323584


Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2015 10:24 PM (GrXXa)

46 Oh my god Becky, Marco Rubio doesn't know how to pronounce Chipolte!

Seriously though, never eaten at one. Does that disqualify me from being president?

Posted by: Kenway at April 18, 2015 10:25 PM (LptO6)

47 Don't let my cats see that tank.

Posted by: HR at April 18, 2015 10:25 PM (rHXGG)

48 The Road to Woman and Punishment.

I'm seeing a serial here.

Posted by: JSchuler at April 18, 2015 10:26 PM (6i4P9)

49 Oh my god Becky, Marco Rubio doesn't know how to pronounce Chipolte!

Seriously though, never eaten at one. Does that disqualify me from being president?
Posted by: Kenway at April 18, 2015 10:25 PM (LptO6)

******

He probably does, as It is spelled Chipotle.

Evening all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 18, 2015 10:27 PM (3F6F8)

50 The kitty in the tank is just too cute.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 18, 2015 10:27 PM (OsWis)

51 "it just isn't FAIR that ballplayers get paid millions but teachers don't!"

People spend craptons of money to watch ballplayers. Half the high school kids in the cities won't go to class for FREE, even if we throw in free meals and babysitting.

When millions for people every year start paying $10-$60-$500 for a math lecture, come talk to me about teacher pay.

Posted by: HR at April 18, 2015 10:27 PM (rHXGG)

52 Hi everyone. I'm sober, but I'm working on it.

Posted by: HR at April 18, 2015 10:27 PM (rHXGG)

53 Here is something to amuse if the above title generator leaves feeling a bit like Rachel Corrie.

http://thrilling-tales.webomator.com/derange-o-lab/pulp-o-mizer/pulp-o-mizer.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:28 PM (r9H2F)

54 I spelled it like he said it.

Posted by: Kenway at April 18, 2015 10:28 PM (LptO6)

55 This country wouldn't have the balls to pull off a Doolittle raid today. We'd send aid and Obama would go over to bow to the emperor.

Sad and pathetic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2015 10:28 PM (ZbCKc)

56 Automotive ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589457841351761920

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589457988420796416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589458293724213249

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https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589460386094669825

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589460596170629121

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2015 10:29 PM (GrXXa)

57 Apropos of nothing: I was at a play today when one of the actors suddenly collapsed on stage. Not breathing, no pulse. Two of the actors and I did CPR for about five minutes till the paramedics got there. I hope he's doing better, but please consider this a public service announcement for the benefits of learning CPR.

Posted by: Dr Alice at April 18, 2015 10:30 PM (DMpNS)

58 Out of here early, folks. Since I don't have to work tonight after getting my hours cut, I'm going to hang out with some friends in meatspace. Take a little time for myself on the first Saturday night I've had off in a couple of years.

Take care. Be good to each other.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at April 18, 2015 10:30 PM (rJUlF)

59 re: the teachers vs. ballplayer income:

Point out the baseball players perform in a public venue, with their performance analyzed to a fare-thee-well (and if they screw up enough, they earn NOTHING). When teachers get *their* job performance evaluated with such colonoscopic thoroughness (and schools can get "first draft picks") then we will see corresponding income increases and bubble gum cards. But no, we can't evaluate teacher effectiveness because reasons.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at April 18, 2015 10:31 PM (2buaQ)

60 CDR M did you ever see this movie - The Purple Heart?

https://youtu.be/au8Ynh-AREQ

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:31 PM (r9H2F)

61 Anybody see the UFC main event on FOX?

Man, talk about a master class in wrasslin' style beat down.

Just brutal.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 18, 2015 10:31 PM (KUa85)

62 We Do #Science ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589512789544214528

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589513126799749120

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589515753910501376

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https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589544666124722176

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2015 10:33 PM (GrXXa)

63 Longbow 1, Crossbow 0

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/589523865665155073

Posted by: kbdabear at April 18, 2015 10:34 PM (GrXXa)

64 My upcoming book is titled,

'Why? Because FUCK YOU thats why!'

Should goto number 1...

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at April 18, 2015 10:34 PM (y/p2Y)

65 Dr Alice... wow.

"Apart from that, ma'am, how was the show?"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:34 PM (W540W)

66
Gilbert Blythe, Anne Shirley's bf, died.

http://goo.gl/FQq7C7

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 18, 2015 10:35 PM (iQIUe)

67 This story won't end well - The Toaster With Two Brains.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:36 PM (r9H2F)

68 "The Toaster With Two Brains"

Sounds messy.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:37 PM (W540W)

69 The Road to Woman of Small Things would be a book I would never read, much less write. Topic of Mountain and Punishment, maybe.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 18, 2015 10:38 PM (zauWW)

70 67 This story won't end well - The Toaster With Two Brains

---------

PRO TIP: You never want a toaster that's smarter than you.

Posted by: Toaster Fucker at April 18, 2015 10:38 PM (ZbCKc)

71 the muffler-less Escort has been idling in the parking lot for 20 minutes...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:40 PM (KCxzN)

72 Tender is the Mountain.......of MADNESS!

Posted by: Weirddave at April 18, 2015 10:40 PM (WvS3w)

73 67 This story won't end well - The Toaster With Two Brains.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:36 PM (r9H2F)




Even with a single brain, they want to cuddle and chit-chat after. No thanks.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at April 18, 2015 10:40 PM (yxw0r)

74 PRO TIP: You never want a toaster that's smarter than you.

Some people, it's hard to find one that isn't.
*srednop*

Posted by: HR at April 18, 2015 10:40 PM (rHXGG)

75 Escort as in Ford product or of the more prosaic money transacted type of escort?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:40 PM (r9H2F)

76 the muffler-less Escort has been idling in the parking lot for 20 minutes...
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:40 PM (KCxzN)

******
Vibe set to low?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 18, 2015 10:42 PM (cIoI4)

77 This story won't end well - The Toaster With Two Brains.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:36 PM


just as long as it's not WiFi enabled...that's how SkyNet started, it was a pissed off toaster what was connected to the grid

true story

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:42 PM (KCxzN)

78 If teachers did not work for a government monopoly they could compete for better wages.

Posted by: tmitsss at April 18, 2015 10:44 PM (Tt6V6)

79 Talky Toaster with Two Brains and Wi-Fi.

"Listen you hairless ape, I am sick and tired of lightly toasting your bagels. How about some nice whole wheat toast? No oh look I just cracked the launch codes. Good bye sucker."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:44 PM (r9H2F)

80
I spelled it like he said it.

Posted by: Kenway at April 18, 2015 10:28 PM (LptO6)


Well, to be fair, Rubio is of Cuban descent, and "Chipotle" is a Mexican word, so it's probably not part of his everyday Spanish vocabulary. Now I was taught that Spanish is perfectly phonetic, and that if you can spell a Spanish word, you can pronounce it correctly. Perhaps Rubio only saw the name in print briefly, and misread it as "Chipolte"?

How do you pronounce "Worcestershire"?

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 18, 2015 10:45 PM (Do5OK)

81 Hey, anyone here know anything about the new ford ecoboost engine and or its performance in either the Explorer or
Expedition?

I am looking at the Explorer and Expediton. Have not really driven an suv in forever since I am living in the big city.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2015 10:45 PM (gsfK5)

82 one of the several great scenes in the Battlestar reboot:

the human is hiding from Cylons in an abandoned home. The toaster is chrome and has a single red light. He starts up some toast. Then the Cylon warriors walk by, so the human ducks behind a counter. The robots are suspecting nothing - no sense of smell apparently. Then the toaster goes "ding".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:45 PM (W540W)

83 40

"It Stinks!"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 10:22 PM (W5DcG)


McCloud!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 18, 2015 10:46 PM (l3LvV)

84 "Worcestershire" is pronounced "Lea And Perrins".

You're welcome.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo was there at April 18, 2015 10:46 PM (W540W)

85 My novel: Tender is the English Patient and Prejudice.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 18, 2015 10:47 PM (+XMAD)

86 I have a sneaking suspicion that the teachers at the best prep schools in the country are better paid than your average public school teacher.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 18, 2015 10:47 PM (V70Uh)

87 the 'muffler-less Escort' updates are part of an on-going series

first of the month, this Ford Escort with-out a muffler shows up around my apartment building...shows up every night about this time...twenty minutes later the whole building smells like pot...fcuker doesn't even bring the rest of us Taco Bell...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:47 PM (KCxzN)

88 McCloud!
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 18, 2015 10:46 PM (l3LvV)


Skipper!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 10:48 PM (W5DcG)

89 What's dis here sauce

Posted by: tmitsss at April 18, 2015 10:49 PM (Tt6V6)

90 The teachers at the best prep schools? Depends.

Epstein was a math teacher at one of those prep schools. Then he got picked out by one of the rich guys to run a hedge fund. Then... well, just ask Prince Andrew.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:49 PM (W540W)

91 the 'muffler-less Escort' updates are part of an on-going series

first of the month, this Ford Escort with-out a muffler shows up around my apartment building...shows up every night about this time...twenty minutes later the whole building smells like pot...fcuker doesn't even bring the rest of us Taco Bell...
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:47 PM (KCxzN)




man talk about the wages of sin, if driving a ford escort, with or without a muffler, is the price of anything I would never pay that price.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2015 10:50 PM (gsfK5)

92 I guess I'm saying that the money might not be the primary concern with some of these prep schools. I guess I'm saying that the chance to meet rich and powerful dads might be part of the deal.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:50 PM (W540W)

93 ...twenty minutes later the whole building smells like pot...

and they have no idea why cops want to search the car every time they get pulled over.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 18, 2015 10:51 PM (zauWW)

94 "Now I was taught that Spanish is perfectly phonetic, and that if you can spell a Spanish word, you can pronounce it correctly."

I have heard from three different native Spanish speakers that the Spanish of Cubans (and Puerto Ricans) is famously different for those from other countries to understand.

An Argentinian, a Mexican and a Spaniard all told me that - although the Spaniard was pretty snotty about all the New World Spanish accents - rather like some Britons can be about our English and the French can be about the Quebecois.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 18, 2015 10:52 PM (+XMAD)

95 Ooohhh that site linked to, here is a random title it just generated - Terrorized by the Bride of the Void.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 18, 2015 10:52 PM (r9H2F)

96 Hey, anyone here know anything about the new ford ecoboost engine and or its performance in either the Explorer or Expedition?

I am looking at the Explorer and Expediton. Have not really driven an suv in forever since I am living in the big city.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2015 10:45 PM


Get the truck, then call me. We'll find a pre-'72 351C and swap it out.

snark aside, I have an '04 Expedition (Erf Fcuker Edition) & have been very pleased with it

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:53 PM (KCxzN)

97 "the 'muffler-less Escort' updates are part of an on-going series"


Seriously. Meth-heads back at it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 10:54 PM (hNvdN)

98 A Puerto Rican co-worker had great fun with the Argentine accent. He made it sound like an Italian accent. I knew the Argentines are Italian like white Americans are sauerkrautenburgers, but I didn't know their accent was that obviously Italian to non-Argentines

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 10:55 PM (W540W)

99 not much happening, except alcohol and Article V

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 18, 2015 10:56 PM (7RXcs)

100 I have a 2008 Ford Expedition EL... love it. Just rolled over 100,000K, the checkup was spotless other than time for a new battery. Drives just like an uparmoured Sub. It's Eddie Bauer package. All black. Just needs a trunk money with a 240 or RPK...

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at April 18, 2015 10:56 PM (y/p2Y)

101 the Escort just shut down...

what's that old saying about never worrying about the jungle drums...until they stop?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 10:56 PM (KCxzN)

102 Sounds like the muffler-less Escort is about a pound short of sugar in the fuel system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 10:57 PM (Do5OK)

103
From Hell's heart I stab at thee:

Photos: Future US President Hillary Rodham Clinton at 21

flashbak.com/photos-future-us-president-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-21-33881

Note: Man-spreading

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 18, 2015 10:58 PM (kdS6q)

104 There's a simple answer for the teachers vs. ballplayers salary argument:

"Because baseball players aren't a bunch of incompetent idiots."

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 18, 2015 10:58 PM (TrKP4)

105 Well, damn. The Penguins won't be swept. I guess thats good. They're still going to lose the series but hey, won tonight!

Posted by: puddleglum at April 18, 2015 10:58 PM (syGA0)

106
My book: The Road to Ha Ha Ha Goon Squad

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, (JCE) man of few words at April 18, 2015 10:59 PM (qry2M)

107 "what's that old saying about never worrying about the jungle drums...until they stop?"


It's quiet.


Yeah, too quiet.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 10:59 PM (hNvdN)

108 Sounds like the muffler-less Escort is about a pound short of sugar in the fuel system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 10:57 PM


I have had such thoughts. I really don't mind the car noise that much, but the reefer madness could become a problem.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 11:01 PM (KCxzN)

109 Well after 7 hours of driving we made it. I'm sitting in a campground across from Bristol Raceway.

Posted by: freaked at April 18, 2015 11:01 PM (6YUSx)

110

Cth:

The meeting was interesting. There were a few blocks of aluminum available, but the real loot to be had is in equipment: one of the guys is moving, and wants to sell much/most of his equipment rather than sell it. Unfortunately, the items seem to need an engine hoist ...

One guy showed his manual tracing device for a lathe. I have pictures and details ... it's real neat, but just a bit dangerous, as it is a wood-lathe style tool, and thus not a metal-lathe tool. But it works, and he showed 3 handles that he made. They are the classic style; a curved handle into a ball end crank, with a ball mount center, and a counterweight. Note: making this style on a manual machine without a tracing attachment is quite difficult, almost impossible, due to the compound 3D curved surfaces.

Posted by: Avenging Cheetos Godfather at April 18, 2015 11:02 PM (FlRtG)

111 I have had such thoughts. I really don't mind the car noise that much, but the reefer madness could become a problem.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 11:01 PM (KCxzN)


Well, if stoner boy lost his sole means of transportation, the reefer madness might go away with him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 11:02 PM (Do5OK)

112
... but having the photos and the secret, making the handle is easy.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 18, 2015 11:02 PM (FlRtG)

113 Going back the scythe video, really no surprise. The scythe has like 3-4 times the cutting width of a weedeater in a given swath and kinetics behind it.

If you can just swing it around.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 11:04 PM (hNvdN)

114 109: Hope the weather cooperates for you. Not much of a NASCAR fan anymore but Bristol is still a fun race to watch.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 18, 2015 11:05 PM (syGA0)

115 I MISS TERRY PRATCHETT.

Posted by: DEATH at April 18, 2015 11:05 PM (W540W)

116 Tropic of Anxiety of the D' Ubervilles.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 18, 2015 11:05 PM (KlVdw)

117 Well after 7 hours of driving we made it. I'm sitting in a campground across from Bristol Raceway.

Posted by: freaked at April 18, 2015 11:01 PM


Sweet.

I live about 35 miles from MIS in Jackson (Brooklyn, actually) Michigan. Let me know if you're coming up for the race in June, I'll let you buy me a steak sammich & a shrimp cocktail...

I'll buy the beer

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 11:06 PM (KCxzN)

118 It would be pretty awesome to end up with I, Sky in the Rye.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champ 1997 at April 18, 2015 11:06 PM (Q819Q)

119 Anna I got to meet Robert Scott several times and have a copy of God is my Copilot autographed by him. My Dad says that book is what inspired him to join the AF.

Posted by: freaked at April 18, 2015 11:07 PM (6YUSx)

120 I think the toaster pathway is how we will eventually have an AI/Human problem. Not a big nasty military or business AI, those will be locked down hard. But, some peripheral design on an edge - with no real structure or control - that can learn.

Posted by: Jean at April 18, 2015 11:09 PM (ztOda)

121 Yo horde!
I'm in Lull-ville. The booze is flowing. Typing on a phone sucks.

Posted by: DC's phone at April 18, 2015 11:11 PM (5zul0)

122 Going back the scythe video, really no surprise. The
scythe has like 3-4 times the cutting width of a weedeater in a given
swath and kinetics behind it.

If you can just swing it around.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 11:04 PM (hNvdN)


Indeed. And scythes were made for harvesting hay or grain...a stand of uniform-sized stalks of identical grasses. With no obstacles to contend with. Hit a rock with a scythe, you're going to have to do some filing and honing. Weed-whackers were designed to trim right up to rocks, walls, tree stumps, fences, you name it. And if you weed-whack your leg, or your kid's leg, it may sting and raise a welt, but hit yourself in the leg with a scythe, and a trip to the ER is in your future.

I'll let go of my weed-whacker when the hooded dude with the scythe comes for me, and not before.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 11:11 PM (Do5OK)

123 It wont be this year Alton but we might make it eventually and I'll keep your offer in mind.

90 percent chance of rain tomorrow so we may be here thru Monday.

Posted by: freaked at April 18, 2015 11:12 PM (6YUSx)

124 Well, if stoner boy lost his sole means of transportation, the reefer madness might go away with him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 11:02 PM


Point given.

But, you don't fcuk with a man's horse.

I'd rather switch his ass with the car antennae from a 1968 Chrysler Imperial.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 11:12 PM (KCxzN)

125 "How do you pronounce "Worcestershire"?

were-sta-sure

At least thats how A English friend of mine says it is. She could be funning me.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 18, 2015 11:13 PM (QLqUE)

126 A Clockwork Hunger or Ardor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 11:13 PM (Do5OK)

127 I hate that stupid "teachers vs. baseball players" salary argument. How many men on the planet are capable of playing baseball on an MLB level? 1,000? Maybe 2,000? And they are entertainers who make the team owners -as well as media organizations and thousands of reporters make money.
How come no one ever uses Oprah, or the people on Good Morning America/Today as examples of people who make more than teachers...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 18, 2015 11:14 PM (8HGb7)

128 Rolls truck over embankment.

Unbuckles kid from child seat, who promptly falls ten feet to...wherever.

Dad shrugs shoulders and walks 18 miles home without kid.

http://goo.gl/yAcUaF

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2015 11:14 PM (o+SC1)

129 Any teacher who made millions of dollars a year would quit their bullshit job after a year and live it up in Cabo.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at April 18, 2015 11:15 PM (HUFxB)

130 Don't be hard on U.S. American teachers. They give us maps and stuff.

Posted by: Miss Teen U.S. America at April 18, 2015 11:15 PM (Dwehj)

131 A Farewell to Ha Ha Ha or, The Whale.

Sounds like one of the SF novels written by one of those SJW types!

Posted by: Sasquatch at April 18, 2015 11:16 PM (9bSUc)

132 I want a robotic sex toaster... one that can slather my bagel...

Posted by: Jack Morninghardwood at April 18, 2015 11:16 PM (y/p2Y)

133 @125 - the 'worcester' part is 'worster'.

The 'shire' part is 'sure'.

So you get 'worster-sure'.

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2015 11:16 PM (o+SC1)

134 "Woost" as in "book". The rest is easier. So, woost-er-sher.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:16 PM (W540W)

135 But, you don't fcuk with a man's horse.

That's what they told Andrew Mendoza.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 11:16 PM (W5DcG)

136 Any teacher who made millions of dollars a year would quit their bullshit job after a year and live it up in Cabo.

True. And I would become a teacher then...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 18, 2015 11:17 PM (8HGb7)

137 Any teacher who made millions of dollars a year would quit their bullshit job after a year and live it up in Cabo.


and have orgies with their former students.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 18, 2015 11:17 PM (syGA0)

138 I'm not a big Nascar fan either but Mrs Freaked is so here we are. It's her Christmas present.


I like race cars that turn left AND right.

Posted by: freaked at April 18, 2015 11:18 PM (6YUSx)

139 110




Cth:



The meeting was interesting. There were a few blocks of aluminum
available, but the real loot to be had is in equipment: one of the guys
is moving, and wants to sell much/most of his equipment rather than sell
it. Unfortunately, the items seem to need an engine hoist ...



One guy showed his manual tracing device for a lathe. I have
pictures and details ... it's real neat, but just a bit dangerous, as it
is a wood-lathe style tool, and thus not a metal-lathe tool. But it
works, and he showed 3 handles that he made. They are the classic style;
a curved handle into a ball end crank, with a ball mount center, and a
counterweight. Note: making this style on a manual machine without a
tracing attachment is quite difficult, almost impossible, due to the
compound 3D curved surfaces.





Posted by: Avenging Cheetos Godfather at April 18, 2015 11:02 PM (FlRtG)


Sounds like it would have been a good one to attend. Does the guy selling his shop have a list anywhere?

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

140 Some of that Iranian armor looks like it was designed by Cobra Command.

Posted by: bananaDream at April 18, 2015 11:18 PM (vLk7c)

141 Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2015 11:14 PM

that was uplifting

seriously, that did not help dis-proving my "most people suck" theorem

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

142 She doesn't pronounce it that way. "worsta-sure" is how she says it. Her accent is very pronounced though. Maybe that's why.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM (QLqUE)

143 But, you don't fcuk with a man's horse.

Why not?

Posted by: Catherine the Great at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM (8HGb7)

144 A scythe may be faster out in the open, but the reason I want a weed eater is to edge around the outside walls, trees, and other stuff that I don't want to hit with a scythe.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM (Wo9OY)

145 heya cooth.

Hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM (OsWis)

146 I think there may be dialectal differences in England over how to pronounce LeaAndPerrinsShire.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM (W540W)

147 Thanks Alton, OG




Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2015 11:20 PM (gsfK5)

148 Leicester.

I still do not see how you get "Lester" out of all those vowels.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 18, 2015 11:21 PM (QLqUE)

149 "were-sta-sure"


It was always woost-eh-shire for us.

The way they pronounce that town in western Mass. is all screwed up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 11:21 PM (hNvdN)

150 Some of that Iranian armor looks like it was designed by Cobra Command.

Posted by: bananaDream at April 18, 2015 11:18 PM (vLk7c)


None of it looks like it would repel much more than small-arms fire. That tank with the glass cockpit would make a nifty barbecue, but I'll bet the driver would not agree.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 11:21 PM (Do5OK)

151 There's a horse?

Posted by: Andrew Mendoza and His Bucket at April 18, 2015 11:22 PM (ZbCKc)

152 125
"How do you pronounce "Worcestershire"?

were-sta-sure

At least thats how A English friend of mine says it is. She could be funning me.


Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 18, 2015 11:13 PM (QLqUE)


It's a bit more like "woohr-sta-sure" (assuming you're pronouncing "sure"like the word).

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

153 Iran.... Mega-Force/C.O.B.R.A. Are fiction, m'kay.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 18, 2015 11:22 PM (XAFOu)

154 "Leicester.

I still do not see how you get "Lester" out of all those vowels.


Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell"

Hey, I live in Leicester. NC.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:22 PM (Wo9OY)

155 The English language is bad at spelling itself, but that's nothing to the Irish language pre-reform

Apparently if you get enough Irish in one place for too long, they start slurring their words

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:23 PM (W540W)

156 A scythe may be faster out in the open, but the reason I want a weed eater is to edge around the outside walls, trees, and other stuff that I don't want to hit with a scythe.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM


Plus, I've never seen a gas-powered scythe.

How are you going to RAPE THE EFR without internal combustion?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 11:23 PM (KCxzN)

157 "Tender is the Cuckoo's Nest of Loss"

Posted by: Tuna at April 18, 2015 11:23 PM (JSovD)

158 Read the comments at the Doolittle article.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
****
The usual Marxist America haters posting.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 18, 2015 11:23 PM (F0Cog)

159 Bicester is a small town near the base i was stationed at in England. it was pronounced Bister. Thats not how Americans initially saw it though. It amused the locals anyway.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 18, 2015 11:23 PM (syGA0)

160 For the record, the hoops you have to jump through to get mead shipped into Alabama are causing me to want to see unpleasant things occur to all those responsible for the legal clusterf*** that is the body of law in Alabama regarding all things alcohol.

Seriously, f*** this state.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at April 18, 2015 11:24 PM (m9V0o)

161 The Road to English Patient (Book One)

Yeeeaaahhhh, I'm sure that will have everyone craving a "book two".

Posted by: Moron whose initials ain't cut out for novel naming at April 18, 2015 11:24 PM (/JOra)

162 Gonna bring this prototype to Iran's Defense Minister


http://tinyurl.com/qekehyz

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

163 145
heya cooth.



Hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM (OsWis)


Wish I were. How are you doin'?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 11:24 PM (T1005)

164 Mxyzptlk Steak Sauce

Posted by: Mister Mxyzptlk at April 18, 2015 11:24 PM (W5DcG)

165 A scythe may be faster out in the open, but the
reason I want a weed eater is to edge around the outside walls, trees,
and other stuff that I don't want to hit with a scythe.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:19 PM (Wo9OY)


And when you are out in the open, why use a scythe to cut grass, when you can plant your ass on a cushy seat, and mow it down with a fossil-fuel guzzling riding mower?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 11:24 PM (Do5OK)

166 Back when I was a young teen and mowed lawns for work, you had to do the edging manually with clippers. Gods I hated that.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:25 PM (Wo9OY)

167 Or pre marriage: "Tender is the Wife and Punishment"

Posted by: Tuna at April 18, 2015 11:25 PM (JSovD)

168 164 Mxyzptlk Steak Sauce

-------

Pronounced "muff."

Posted by: Andrew Mendoza and His Bucket at April 18, 2015 11:25 PM (ZbCKc)

169 Damn. Cobra joke was already taken.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 18, 2015 11:25 PM (XAFOu)

170 I'm fine, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at April 18, 2015 11:26 PM (OsWis)

171 154
"Leicester.

I still do not see how you get "Lester" out of all those vowels.




Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell"

Hey, I live in Leicester. NC.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:22 PM (Wo9OY)


How do they pronounce it?

I understand that there's a city in Illinois that pronounces its name "San Joe's".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 11:26 PM (T1005)

172 "How do they pronounce it?

I understand that there's a city in Illinois that pronounces its name "San Joe's".


Posted by: cthulhu"

Everyone calls it "Lester"

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:26 PM (Wo9OY)

173 They even sell T-shirts. "It's pronounced LESTER!".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:27 PM (Wo9OY)

174 "I understand that there's a city in Illinois that pronounces its name "San Joe's".

I live about 20 miles from San Joe's. Otherwise known as don't blink or you will miss it town.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 18, 2015 11:28 PM (QLqUE)

175 "Apparently if you get enough Irish in one place for too long, they start slurring their words"


The accent or the whiskey?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 18, 2015 11:28 PM (hNvdN)

176

Does the guy selling his shop have a list anywhere?


Sort of. But I have to call him. I think a Tuesday evening call, and maybe a weekend visit.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 18, 2015 11:28 PM (FlRtG)

177 I pronounce it Lie-ses-ter.

Posted by: Lie-ses-ter Holt at April 18, 2015 11:29 PM (ZbCKc)

178 This ad brought to you by Carls Jr:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFyp4WmVL0

It *does* have electrolytes. Lots and lots of electrolytes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:33 PM (W540W)

179 175 "Apparently if you get enough Irish in one place for too long, they start slurring their words"

--------

They wreck the entire movie.

Posted by: Olson Johnson at April 18, 2015 11:33 PM (ZbCKc)

180 This is how women treat men.

https://youtu.be/yNyyzt0zS20

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 11:34 PM (W5DcG)

181 That Iran Armor?
I know a 8 MM Mauser with a Breneke round would make a whistle of that tin.

Posted by: Archie Bunker at April 18, 2015 11:35 PM (/WmRg)

182 Good evening Gentlefappers.

I learned we only have 22 folks signed up so far for the NoVaMoMee. That is unacceptable!

So sack up and sign up for Ballston!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 18, 2015 11:36 PM (KH1sk)

183 That Iran Armor?
I know a 8 MM Mauser with a Breneke round would make a whistle of that tin.


Not sure that the driver even has glass to protect him - looks like just a grill in some spots. maybe the windows roll down?

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 18, 2015 11:37 PM (a42f0)

184 I saw Mauser feat. Breneke open for Duran Duran back in '83

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 18, 2015 11:38 PM (KCxzN)

185 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2015 11:39 PM (UVfht)

186 So, on warmer days here in Silicon Valley, the fiancee and I do this thing we call "crossover" -- we open up the house at night to cool it (often using a whole-house fan), then button it up in the morning to keep it nice all day. We know approximately when to do this from our indoor/outdoor thermometer, which is in the kitchen.



A few minutes ago, I looked at the thermometer, thought "crossover!", opened the kitchen window, and went to turn on the whole-house fan and -- since that's right next to here, sat down and read some comments. Then I decide to get a beverage and walk into the kitchen, which smells horrible.




Turns out the fiancee moved a pot of voodoo lily (Dracunculus vulgaris) out by the front door before she left. She likes to do that to freak out the mailman and any door-to-door solicitors. So, now, I'm drawing air off the patio and waiting for the stench to disperse.




Here's a link with pictures -- http://tinyurl.com/2ajlyz7

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 11:39 PM (T1005)

187 And speaking of T-shirts, spreadshirt approved my Ready for Hillary parody shirt. You can buy them here.

http://1048149.spreadshirt.com

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:41 PM (Wo9OY)

188 Asheville, I take it your last horse-head ran out? Need a fresh one to cuddle up to?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:42 PM (W540W)

189 Turns out the fiancee moved a pot of voodoo lily

I have a pot of voodoo lily sitting on my Mexican radio.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 11:42 PM (W5DcG)

190 187
And speaking of T-shirts, spreadshirt approved my Ready for Hillary parody shirt. You can buy them here.

http://1048149.spreadshirt.com



Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:41 PM (Wo9OY)


Linky no worky.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 11:43 PM (T1005)

191 Asheville, the link doesn't work.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:44 PM (W540W)

192 five minutes until the 240th anniversary of Lexington and Concord


and they will not have fought and died in vain

Posted by: too loose, luh trek at April 18, 2015 11:44 PM (8CdUx)

193 Looks like Iran is trying to build a HISS tank.

Posted by: Iblis at April 18, 2015 11:44 PM (EhFPC)

194 The product has not been found

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 11:44 PM (W5DcG)

195 I have a pot of voodoo lily sitting on my Mexican radio.

I hear mariachi static on my radio...

Posted by: Zombie Warren Zevon at April 18, 2015 11:44 PM (KCxzN)

196 Linky no worky.

Worked fine for me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2015 11:45 PM (UVfht)

197 There are a lot of alt-history shortstories where someone goes and offs Baby Addie in the crib in 1889.
What if someone did one where the hero screwed around in western Arabia in 590?

I could see not killing Adolf because, you never know, instead of his assholes taking over it might have been the Commies and that might have ended up being a tougher fight for the free West and the non-Commie eastern Europeans. However, I can see no down side to topping Mo.

I doubt another b.s. violent religion would have sprung up in its place and, in fact, with the region staying Christian it might have improved the course of history. I'm sure it wouldn't have made its course any worse even if there would have been, say, a schismatic war/s involving the region.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2015 11:45 PM (kivUY)

198 Leicester Sq in London and Leicester itself are pronounced 'lester'


so there's that///

Posted by: too loose, luh trek at April 18, 2015 11:46 PM (8CdUx)

199 "The product has not been found

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr"

I had to edit the design, it had accidentally placed 2 copies of the image on the shirt. Should work now.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:47 PM (Wo9OY)

200 Know your enemy!

http://tinyurl.com/owxbrnp

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2015 11:47 PM (ZMEn9)

201 196
Linky no worky.

Worked fine for me.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2015 11:45 PM (UVfht)


My request is probably on the short packet of slow electrons....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 18, 2015 11:48 PM (T1005)

202 Leicester Sq in London and Leicester itself are pronounced 'lester'

So demographics are turning them into MoLeicester?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at April 18, 2015 11:48 PM (m9V0o)

203 asheville bob, still no product

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:49 PM (W540W)

204 Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:49 PM (KCxzN)

205 There are a lot of alt-history shortstories where someone goes and offs Baby Addie in the crib in 1889.

What if someone did one where the hero screwed around in western Arabia in 590?


Someone put out a story years ago where instead of founding his own religion Mohamhead became a devout Christian and a saint of the Catholic church.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2015 11:49 PM (UVfht)

206 http://1048149.spreadshirt.com



Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:41 PM (Wo9OY)


Make one with a picture of Chris Stevens, the ambassador murdered in Benghazi. "I'm Chris Stevens, and I'm voting for Hillary, the Bitch of Benghazi. I don't have any choice about it, because I'm fcuking dead."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 18, 2015 11:50 PM (Do5OK)

207 He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:50 PM (KCxzN)

208 "asheville bob, still no product

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo"

Hmm. Using this link?

http://1048149.spreadshirt.com/

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:50 PM (Wo9OY)

209 "They're still going to lose the series but hey, won tonight!"

The Penguins lost tonight. To the Warriors. Sheesh.
What the actual F is going on around here?

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 18, 2015 11:51 PM (JgC5a)

210 A scythe may be faster out in the open, but the reason I want a weed eater is to edge around the outside walls, trees, and other stuff that I don't want to hit with a scythe.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
-------------------------------------

Me? I'm just lazy. Notice that the scythe guy is so worn out that he is almost stumbling.

I DO have a sling. I keep it around for the post-collapse times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2015 11:51 PM (Wvadc)

211 Then he said "Good-night!" and with muffled oar
Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore,
Just as the moon rose over the bay,
Where swinging wide at her moorings lay
The Somerset, British man-of-war;
A phantom ship, with each mast and spar
Across the moon like a prison bar,
And a huge black hulk, that was magnified
By its own reflection in the tide.

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:51 PM (KCxzN)

212 I even opened a new browser window and pasted it in and it showed the one shirt I have in the store.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:52 PM (Wo9OY)

213 Meanwhile, his friend through alley and street
Wanders and watches, with eager ears,
Till in the silence around him he hears
The muster of men at the barrack door,
The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet,
And the measured tread of the grenadiers,
Marching down to their boats on the shore.

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:52 PM (KCxzN)

214 "Make one with a picture of Chris Stevens, the
ambassador murdered in Benghazi. "I'm Chris Stevens, and I'm voting for
Hillary, the Bitch of Benghazi. I don't have any choice about it,
because I'm fcuking dead."


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon"

One similar has already been done.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:53 PM (Wo9OY)

215 I get the same thing.

Product not found

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 18, 2015 11:53 PM (QLqUE)

216 http://1048149.spreadshirt.com/
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 18, 2015 11:50 PM (Wo9OY)


I get "no product found" with IE11, FF and Chrome.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2015 11:53 PM (W5DcG)

217 Paul Revere? Just another dead white guy.

Posted by: Progressives everywhere at April 18, 2015 11:54 PM (Wvadc)

218 Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church,
By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,
To the belfry chamber overhead,
And startled the pigeons from their perch
On the sombre rafters, that round him made
Masses and moving shapes of shade,--
By the trembling ladder, steep and tall,
To the highest window in the wall,
Where he paused to listen and look down
A moment on the roofs of the town
And the moonlight flowing over all.
Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead,
In their night encampment on the hill,
Wrapped in silence so deep and still
That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,
The watchful night-wind, as it went
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"
A moment only he feels the spell
Of the place and the hour, and the secret dread
Of the lonely belfry and the dead;
For suddenly all his thoughts are bent
On a shadowy something far away,
Where the river widens to meet the bay,--
A line of black that bends and floats
On the rising tide like a bridge of boats.

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:54 PM (KCxzN)

219 Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,
Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride
On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Now he patted his horse's side,
Now he gazed at the landscape far and near,
Then, impetuous, stamped the earth,
And turned and tightened his saddle girth;
But mostly he watched with eager search
The belfry tower of the Old North Church,
As it rose above the graves on the hill,
Lonely and spectral and sombre and still.
And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns.
A hurry of hoofs in a village street,
A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark,
And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing, a spark
Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet;
That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light,
The fate of a nation was riding that night;
And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight,
Kindled the land into flame with its heat.
He has left the village and mounted the steep,
And beneath him, tranquil and broad and deep,
Is the Mystic, meeting the ocean tides;
And under the alders that skirt its edge,
Now soft on the sand, now loud on the ledge,
Is heard the tramp of his steed as he rides.

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:55 PM (KCxzN)

220 Me? I'm just lazy. Notice that the scythe guy is so worn out that he is almost stumbling.

I DO have a sling. I keep it around for the post-collapse times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2015 11:51 PM (Wvadc)

Bush hog...try it...you'll like it.

Posted by: BignJames at April 18, 2015 11:55 PM (j7iSn)

221 Title generator: Tender is the Love Bible

I think you know I'd have a firmer hand than that. It's for your own good.

You know what you did.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 18, 2015 11:56 PM (KH1sk)

222 got it Asheville! Good drawing talent there.

The problem with that *on a t-shirt* is that one would then have to explain why Hillary belongs in that cell. Do we have a link to an elevator-pitch explanation on what Hillary did to end up there?

Hillary deserved to be disbarred and discredited for the shit she pulled in getting that child molestor off... back in the 1970s. Also for her fucking up the Nixon indictments (and she DID get fired for that). Non-righties are going to ask about the full-on criminal charges though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:57 PM (W540W)

223 I could see not killing Adolf because, you never know, instead of his assholes taking over it might have been the Commies and that might have ended up being a tougher fight for the free West and the non-Commie eastern Europeans. However, I can see no down side to topping Mo.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2015 11:45 PM (kivUY)

Amazing these English! How quickly they adapt! They must truly have been crying out for a victory! They have abandoned their old rulers faster than the rats leaving a sinking ship! We have done what no one else has dared! The soviet Union stretches across the entire continent! We have liberated Europe at last! It's time to celebrate!

Tea? Why not! hahaha, "When in Rome..." mmmh excellent. General, you have covered yourself in great honor. I will see to it personally that u are very well taken care off. hahaha, Nadia, this tea is truly excellent.

(Thank you. I prepared it myself).

Posted by: Stalin at April 18, 2015 11:57 PM (wZ2hu)

224 There was a young lady of Worcester
Who dreamt that a rooster seduced her.
She woke with a scream,
But 'twas only a dream
A lump in the mattress had goosed her.

I think it's "wooster" when pronouncing the city name (just like the Massachusetts' types say) but it's "wurster" for the shire name. (And it's "shire" when you're just saying that word but it's slurred into "shur" when used as the 'shire' suffix as in "Derbyshire".)

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2015 11:57 PM (kivUY)

225 It was twelve by the village clock
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town.
He heard the crowing of the cock,
And the barking of the farmer's dog,
And felt the damp of the river fog,
That rises after the sun goes down.
It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington.
He saw the gilded weathercock
Swim in the moonlight as he passed,
And the meeting-house windows, black and bare,
Gaze at him with a spectral glare,
As if they already stood aghast
At the bloody work they would look upon.
It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town.
He heard the bleating of the flock,
And the twitter of birds among the trees,
And felt the breath of the morning breeze
Blowing over the meadow brown.
And one was safe and asleep in his bed
Who at the bridge would be first to fall,
Who that day would be lying dead,
Pierced by a British musket ball.

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:57 PM (KCxzN)

226 Bush hog...try it...you'll like it.
Posted by: BignJames
----------------

Except..., my sling is powered by grits and Dandelion greens.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 18, 2015 11:57 PM (Wvadc)

227 click over to "designs", morons

the main page isn't where it's at

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:58 PM (W540W)

228 I don't get no respect!
This gang confronted me, that had a reputation of violence against transsexuals. They tossed me a mirror!

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at April 18, 2015 11:58 PM (XrHO0)

229 You know the rest. In the books you have read
How the British Regulars fired and fled,---
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard wall,
Chasing the redcoats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.
So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,---
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo for evermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 18, 2015 11:58 PM (KCxzN)

230 "Derbyshire" is pronounced DARbyshire.

I did retain that much.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:58 PM (W540W)

231 if this keeps up, Henry Wadsworth should really dig the barrel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 18, 2015 11:59 PM (ZbCKc)

232 Hillary deserved to be disbarred and discredited for
the shit she pulled in getting that child molestor off... back in the
1970s. Also for her fucking up the Nixon indictments (and she DID get
fired for that). Non-righties are going to ask about the full-on
criminal charges though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:57 PM (W540W)


Wiping her illegal private e-mail server is a felony, I'm sure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 19, 2015 12:00 AM (Do5OK)

233 good evening squirrels.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:00 AM (x3YFz)

234 Off tranny breakfast of champions sock.

Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at April 19, 2015 12:01 AM (XrHO0)

235 Late evenin T9

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2015 12:01 AM (XAFOu)

236 You're right, boulder. I inadvertently gave a shire name that isn't a straightforward pronunciation with "shur" added at the end.

Doh!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2015 12:01 AM (kivUY)

237 How soon after inauguration will Hillary go for single payer?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 19, 2015 12:01 AM (W5DcG)

238 Ooh, using my Nom de Horde, it's: A Clockwork All Flesh Goon Squad.

Steampunk alt history slash fiction? That might be doable.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 19, 2015 12:02 AM (KH1sk)

239 "a second lamp in the belfry burns"

Indeed

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:03 AM (KCxzN)

240 *wanders back in after staring blankly at laptop and not being able to write*

We have a long dead poet in the Barrel now. Talk about decomposing...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2015 12:04 AM (r9H2F)

241 Anybody have experience with Chantix? Does it make you yawn like hell and put you in a blah ass mood?

But plus side, pack a day down to 4.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2015 12:04 AM (XAFOu)

242 238
Ooh, using my Nom de Horde, it's: A Clockwork All Flesh Goon Squad.



Steampunk alt history slash fiction? That might be doable.



Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 19, 2015 12:02 AM (KH1sk)



Hmmm....using my nom de Horde....lessee...."c", "t", "h"....



"True History of the Woods or, The Whale"




I guess I knew it had five letters and began with W.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:06 AM (T1005)

243 "Wiping her illegal private e-mail server is a felony, I'm sure."

You all are still under the impression that our society is still governed by laws.
Quaint.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 19, 2015 12:06 AM (JgC5a)

244 81 Hey, anyone here know anything about the new ford ecoboost engine and or its performance in either the Explorer or
Expedition?

I am looking at the Explorer and Expediton. Have not really driven an suv in forever since I am living in the big city.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2015 10:45 PM (gsfK5)


I bought a 2014 Explorer with the V6 to replace my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 and the Ford blows it out of the water. The Explorer has 3 rows of seating, more room for mah doggehs, and gets about 6mpg better. The V6 is smooth and at highway speed (or above) does not disappoint.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 12:06 AM (+Fae7)

245 All Hail Eris try this
http://tinyurl.com/c6zvd8f

Get such winners as The Bird Witch and The Rodent Dolls.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2015 12:07 AM (r9H2F)

246 #19

Check out the Greenberg Alternate X (heroes, villains, etc.) series of anthologies. One of them contains a story of a certain camel trader coming under the influence of a Christian missionary.

Posted by: epobirs at April 19, 2015 12:08 AM (g2O83)

247
Late evenin T9

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2015 12:01 AM (XAFOu)

true true. But that time of night where some of us can take a break in peace and quiet.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:08 AM (x3YFz)

248 I think four packs a day is more than one, RWC, so it must affect counting ability too!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2015 12:09 AM (kivUY)

249 Chantix has a lot of side effects in some people.

Please let us know if you you complete bat-shit raped-ape crazy and start taking out people with a battery powered hedge trimmer.

We want to watch.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 19, 2015 12:09 AM (y/p2Y)

250 this "barrel" of which you speak
is cold & damp, & the floors doth squeak
everywhere I try to sit is a sticky spot
& my next door neighbor reeks of pot
I survey my environs & what the hell
is this damned malodorous smell?

Posted by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at April 19, 2015 12:10 AM (KCxzN)

251 Ummmm......fiancee just called. She is in High Point, the hotel that she had a confirmed room in 3 weeks ago gave it away, it's midnight there. Anyone know a nice place to stay near High Point, NC?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)

252 Bloody daffodils...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at April 19, 2015 12:11 AM (y/p2Y)

253 Congratulations on your success, RWC. Keep it up to deny the Leviathan State those tax dollars.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2015 12:11 AM (kivUY)

254 Discovered an old iPod from like 15 years ago. Charged it up.

Still works!


Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:11 AM (x3YFz)

255
true true. But that time of night where some of us can take a break in peace and quiet.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:08 AM (x3YFz)

Best time. Where everyone is asleep... 'Why do you stay up late?" Because I will always be the last to go to bed, even if just for the hour of peace and quiet.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2015 12:11 AM (XAFOu)

256
248 I think four packs a day is more than one, RWC, so it must affect counting ability too!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2015 12:09 AM (kivUY)

4 cigs.....smahtass

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 19, 2015 12:13 AM (XAFOu)

257 True fact... that barrel was one vomited in by Edgar Allan Poe himself.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2015 12:13 AM (ErS3k)

258 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2015 12:07 AM (r9H2F)
---
"Hour of the Tentacle" and "Pursued by the Skull of the Saucers" would be the best sci-fi serial double feature evah.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 19, 2015 12:14 AM (KH1sk)

259 241 Anybody have experience with Chantix? Does it make you yawn like hell and put you in a blah ass mood?

But plus side, pack a day down to 4.
---------------
Chantix was hellish for me. If you are at 4 smokes a day, you are now a hobbyist now anyhow.

Posted by: JDub (was BunkerintheBurbs) at April 19, 2015 12:14 AM (X3xYu)

260 Screw you, Longfellow, and your Frenchie Acadian buddies! Take the loyalty oath or bugger off!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2015 12:14 AM (kivUY)

261 Hour of the Tentacle? Yep there is an anime series in that title.

Pursued by the Skull of the Saucers .... so got an ET skull looking for a new body?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2015 12:16 AM (r9H2F)

262 "Wiping her illegal private e-mail server is a felony, I'm sure.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon"

What he said.

And I'm glad that at least some people managed to get the link to work. At least I'm not totally incompetent.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 19, 2015 12:16 AM (Wo9OY)

263 True fact... that barrel was one vomited in by Edgar Allan Poe himself.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2015 12:13 AM

It's true!

ace-o-spades.blogspot.com/2003_12_28_ace-o-spades_archive.html#107281288925020811

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:16 AM (KCxzN)

264
I will settle happily for my 28 year old SUV. Does all I need done, in comfort with decent mileage. Has all the bells and whistles--that all work--that newer trucks have.

Barring the body rusting apart, there is no new vehicle in my future.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 19, 2015 12:16 AM (jeCnD)

265 Ummmm......fiancee just called. She is in High
Point, the hotel that she had a confirmed room in 3 weeks ago gave it
away, it's midnight there. Anyone know a nice place to stay near High
Point, NC?


Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)


she can't raise a fuss?

this is where people skills get you what you want or don't.


Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:17 AM (x3YFz)

266
Ubuntu, anyone have this crap on their puter?

Is it a good OS?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 12:17 AM (48or3)

267 Well, it's done. The Old Spice Nature Adventure had 2.5 million unique views and nobody was killed much, unless you count Thing 1 and Thing 2, the twins who played Nature Man.

Tomorrow we have to recover all of the wire, fiber and Wifi and battery buckets. Then we can bid farewell to Camp Tahquitz and go home.

Posted by: epobirs at April 19, 2015 12:17 AM (g2O83)

268 Thank you HW Longfellow, I love that poem. Still truly patriotic.

- working on my novel "A Clockwork World Mockingbird"

Posted by: Dr Alice at April 19, 2015 12:17 AM (DMpNS)

269 Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)

Holiday Inn Express in Archdale...never been there but all the others I've stayed in have been ok.

Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2015 12:19 AM (j7iSn)

270 Chantix was hellish for me. If you are at 4 smokes a day, you are now a hobbyist now anyhow.

Posted by: JDub (was BunkerintheBurbs) at April 19, 2015 12:14 AM (X3xYu)


This is good advice. Yeah if you are down to four smokes a day stay the fuck away from chantix.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 19, 2015 12:20 AM (8zCR+)

271 Well here is a title the Morons of the Horde could write a whole book of short stories on - Bewitched in the Pool of the Nymphs.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 19, 2015 12:20 AM (r9H2F)

272 andycanuck: "...I could see not killing Adolf because, you never know...."

illustrated
http://bit.ly/1H17Fp9

Posted by: time traveler at April 19, 2015 12:21 AM (lyaJC)

273 Oh, and my magnum opiate:

The Satanic English Patient (part two)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at April 19, 2015 12:22 AM (m9V0o)

274 tyvm, Dr.Alice

working on my novel "A Clockwork World Mockingbird: A Space Odyssey"

Posted by: Dr Alice at April 19, 2015 12:17 AM

I tweaked your book title a little bit, right there.

It is a great poem

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:22 AM (KCxzN)

275 cthulu:

call the hotel and tell them you're her commander and she just got back from a deployment. You just want your trooper a safe place to stay.

Trust me.

make up a rank... call yourself a major.

Works.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:22 AM (x3YFz)

276 265
Ummmm......fiancee just called. She is in High

Point, the hotel that she had a confirmed room in 3 weeks ago gave it

away, it's midnight there. Anyone know a nice place to stay near High

Point, NC?




Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)



she can't raise a fuss?

this is where people skills get you what you want or don't.




Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:17 AM (x3YFz)


We're past that. Now I need to find a place nearby, fast.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:23 AM (T1005)

277 I am looking at the Explorer and Expediton. Have not really driven an suv in forever since I am living in the big city.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 18, 2015 10:45 PM (gsfK5)


I bought a 2014 Explorer with the V6 to replace my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 and the Ford blows it out of the water. The Explorer has 3 rows of seating, more room for mah doggehs, and gets about 6mpg better. The V6 is smooth and at highway speed (or above) does not disappoint.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 12:06 AM (+Fae7)




Thanks.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2015 12:23 AM (gsfK5)

278 I was bummed the 65 pictures didn't include when Big E had it's Elevator Blown 400ft in the air when it got hit by a Kamikaze http://tinyurl.com/knl9pzq

Posted by: Zakn at April 19, 2015 12:24 AM (ec1Ol)

279 222 got it Asheville! Good drawing talent there.

The problem with that *on a t-shirt* is that one would then have to explain why Hillary belongs in that cell. Do we have a link to an elevator-pitch explanation on what Hillary did to end up there?

Hillary deserved to be disbarred and discredited for the shit she pulled in getting that child molestor off... back in the 1970s. Also for her fucking up the Nixon indictments (and she DID get fired for that). Non-righties are going to ask about the full-on criminal charges though.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 18, 2015 11:57 PM (W540W)


Fookin business associate was posting on FB the other day about who Hillary! could be putting on the Supreme Court, and the two they all were excited about were Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. One had his law license "suspended" for several years because of Perjury and Obstruction of Justice, and the other was in all probability disbarred by Illinois.

Hillary should have been disbarred also for the damn Rose Law Office billing records that were lost but then discovered in the White House residence when they moved out.

Fucking grifters.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 12:25 AM (+Fae7)

280 269
Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)



Holiday Inn Express in Archdale...never been there but all the others I've stayed in have been ok.

Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2015 12:19 AM (j7iSn)


That's probably too near to High Point -- it may be Furniture Mart or something.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:25 AM (T1005)

281 There was a link here once (maybe on an ONT?) that was written as a memo from a Time Travel Senior Officer or bureaucrat berating a new recruit for killing Hitler and how that was strictly forbidden etc. It was very funny but if I bookmarked it, it was on my previous, now-dead computer.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2015 12:25 AM (kivUY)

282 for all the shit we give them, Holiday Inn Express has always been pretty solid

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:27 AM (KCxzN)

283 Cooth, would this help?



http://tinyurl.com/oovzpz2

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 12:27 AM (TEpA2)

284 We're past that. Now I need to find a place nearby, fast.


Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:23 AM (T1005)


Check my last. Know how many free hotel rooms that got me in Vegas?

be polite and professional.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:27 AM (x3YFz)

285 257 True fact... that barrel was one vomited in by Edgar Allan Poe himself.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2015 12:13 AM (ErS3k)


And the Barrel said... Nevermore...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 19, 2015 12:28 AM (qh617)

286

I just put in offer at ebay for a used Dell Latitude 6420 with Ubuntu.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 12:28 AM (48or3)

287
For those unaware, some listings offer a Make Offer option in addition to the Buy It Now option.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 12:29 AM (48or3)

288 Holiday Inn Express is functional and clean, without going so far as to make you feel like you're important or anything.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 19, 2015 12:29 AM (ZbCKc)

289 be polite and professional.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:27 AM


& have the "tone"

be polite & professional, with the underlying tone of "I am well prepared to come there, rip off your head, & shit down your neck"...personally

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:31 AM (KCxzN)

290 working on my novel "A Clockwork World Mockingbird: A Space Odyssey"

---------

I wouldn't pay a plug drachma for that shit.

Posted by: Homer at April 19, 2015 12:31 AM (ZbCKc)

291 WAYYYY OT, but only because I'm in and out of here due to meatspace crap.

Hammer, T9, I noticed you are both here tonight, and should have commented on the Seinfeld/prepper thread but couldn't...

Check out the Renogy solar kits, cheap and effective based on the reviews, mine is on it's way, will report back on performance.

Posted by: JDub (was BunkerintheBurbs) at April 19, 2015 12:31 AM (X3xYu)

292 cthulhu.....


In the future, oh Ancient One, always call the check-in desk the day of the actual check-in, and notify them that you/she'll be a "late check-in".

Otherwise, come about 2000 hrs, they feel free to let the room to another weary traveler. Standard in the industry, and I've been screwed out of a room by not calling in by 1800 hrs.

Do NOT count on a 3rd party such as Expedia to do this one for you, either. Get the hotel's actual phone number to the actual front desk, and have those mooks put the note into the computer, themselves.

And follow T-9's advice about the phone call. One other thing, besides. That front desk should be burning up the phone lines themselves, to other local inns, trying to get her a room. Lean on 'em to do so.

Good luck!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2015 12:32 AM (RzZOc)

293 Ummmm......fiancee just called. She is in High
Point, the hotel that she had a confirmed room in 3 weeks ago gave it
away, it's midnight there. Anyone know a nice place to stay near High
Point, NC?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)

*****

What the Hotel is half doing is called, in their terminology, "walking" a guest. The other half, if done right, is finding them another room at a nearby hotel and paying for it.

I know it's late and all, but I would insist on this from them.,

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 12:33 AM (XrHO0)

294 That's probably too near to High Point -- it may be Furniture Mart or something.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:25 AM (T1005)

Oooh...looks like it's this weekend.

Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2015 12:34 AM (j7iSn)

295 for all the shit we give them, Holiday Inn Express has always been pretty solid

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:27 AM (KCxzN)



For all the jokes about them, 7-11 is a pretty good convenience store chain.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 19, 2015 12:35 AM (8zCR+)

296 be polite professional, with the underlying
tone of "I am well prepared to come there, rip off your head, shit
down your neck"...personally

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:31 AM (KCxzN)


nono... you gotta go "I need your help"

example:

"Mike's 5 star hotel, can I help you?"

"Mike (or whatever) I have a trooper headed your way who's been up to his/her earlobes in poop for the last 8 months. I'm Sgt (whatever) and I need your help finding them a place to get some shuteye"

rest of it takes care of itself.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:37 AM (x3YFz)

297 Evening morons. Had a short hike with the family in the Hocking Hills followed by dinner at a local BBQ establishment. Life is good.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 19, 2015 12:38 AM (Gosad)

298 good point, T9

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:38 AM (KCxzN)

299 OK, I've confirmed Furniture Mart. There will be NOTHING in High Point, and I'm getting bupkis in Greensboro or W-S. What is nearby that some out-of-towner might not know to book?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:42 AM (T1005)

300 being in the military doesn't carry many advantages other than... well... I can't think of any BUT it, if played correctly, can work out in times of need.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:43 AM (x3YFz)

301 Cth, the only place hotels.com shows as having availability in High Point itself for check in Sunday, as you can not search the past, is the Motel 6. Very close is a Hampton Inn ($259/night) and a Quality Inn (decent at $135/night).

If any of this looks like It would work, I can send details.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 12:45 AM (XrHO0)

302 299 OK, I've confirmed Furniture Mart. There will be NOTHING in High Point, and I'm getting bupkis in Greensboro or W-S. What is nearby that some out-of-towner might not know to book?
--------
Go___ west, Black Mountain or Asheville I'd guess?

Posted by: JDub (was BunkerintheBurbs) at April 19, 2015 12:46 AM (X3xYu)

303 Good luck Cooth -

I hate it when they do that!

Posted by: Adriane the Time Management Failure ... at April 19, 2015 12:47 AM (nSOh+)

304 Cooth, what about Lexington, NC?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 12:47 AM (TEpA2)

305 So, Maureen Dowd actually wrote something that made me laugh out loud (on purpose, even).

"Hillary saw the foolishness of acting like a masculine woman defending
the Iraq invasion after she fell behind to a feminized man denouncing
it."

That's just delightful.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 19, 2015 12:48 AM (jqUAa)

306 OK, I've confirmed Furniture Mart. There will be NOTHING in High Point, and I'm getting bupkis in Greensboro or W-S. What is nearby that some out-of-towner might not know to book?
Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:42 AM (T1005)

Try Quality Inn Thomasville.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 12:48 AM (cIoI4)

307 cthulhu..... if she can talk with an ordinary, on duty patrol cop, they'll know the 2nd and 3rd tier motor inns and other independent hotel/motels.

They'll know which ones are the "hot sheet" no-tell mo-tells, and advise her against those, and they'll know the decent one that Patel runs two or three miles from the Interstate.

And, with some charm, she can get Officer Friendly to buzz up his cell fone and call fellow officers in other area jurisdictions, having them do their own sourcing for her.

Further from the Interstates, the smaller the town, the better the odds.

Oh, and crank up your search engine, and tear up all the Bed & Breakfast listings in the area, too.

Good luck to the both of you!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2015 12:48 AM (RzZOc)

308 Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:42 AM (T1005)

There's Thomasville....they may be booked up too.

Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2015 12:48 AM (j7iSn)

309
OK, I've confirmed Furniture Mart. There will be NOTHING in High Point,
and I'm getting bupkis in Greensboro or W-S. What is nearby that some
out-of-towner might not know to book?


Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 12:42 AM (T1005)


slow down. bed and breakfasts? Everything can't be full in NC.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:49 AM (x3YFz)

310 Nil Butron is a pud.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 19, 2015 12:49 AM (TF10X)

311 Nothing helps you plan your next car trip like being unable to book a room on your present one.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 19, 2015 12:49 AM (JgC5a)

312 Next up,Winston-Salem or Lexington.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 12:51 AM (cIoI4)

313 Lexington BBQ #1

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 19, 2015 12:53 AM (TF10X)

314 I'd make the call for you cthulu but you gotta be the alpha male on this one buddy.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:54 AM (x3YFz)

315 come to her rescue and all that.

Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:54 AM (x3YFz)

316 slow down. bed and breakfasts? Everything can't be full in NC.
Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:49 AM (x3YFz)

******

If there is a large (For the area) Convention in town, you would be surprised. Not the whole state, but they can book solid for 20-30 minutes in any direction.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 12:55 AM (3F6F8)

317 www.bedandbreakfast.com/nc-high-point-sevenoaksbedandbreakfast.html


Cooth, try this B & B.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 19, 2015 12:55 AM (ZMEn9)

318 Ubuntu, anyone have this crap on their puter?



Is it a good OS?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 12:17 AM (48or3)


I had Kubuntu on a laptop. No problems. Recently installed LinuxMint on a desktop. Worked great. Even had the driver package already in it for the printer I bought. Install was far, far easier than any windows install I've ever done. The various distros are all Linux under the hood. Basically what differs is the GUI, or screen environment.

LinuxMint was rated one of the top five distros for ease of installation and use by people accustomed to Windows, and I can't argue with that at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 19, 2015 12:55 AM (Do5OK)

319 oh, doG, I've done this dance...standing at the desk, screaming "how the fcuk do you run out of rooms in Elizibethtown, Kentucky?" at 1:00 AM

now that I think about it, I've done this dance at least twice

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:58 AM (KCxzN)

320
I guess as long as pale moon of firefox and all the addons work on Ubuntu, then that's good enough for me.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 12:58 AM (48or3)

321
the locals call it E-town..

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 01:00 AM (48or3)

322 the locals call it E-town..

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 01:00 AM


Yes, I know.

They also had a "Mark's Feed Store" in E-Town, back in the day...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 01:03 AM (KCxzN)

323 ugggh
looks like i'm doing the 4th of july in Rhode Island this year

does it snow there this time of year?

btw, cubbies are still over .500

Posted by: navycopjoe screwing up your sleep at April 19, 2015 01:04 AM (Yd3vm)

324 Cth, the only place hotels.com had available in a 20 mile radius for tonight is the Green Valley motel in Winston Salem. Would need to call the hotel directly at this point though.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 01:06 AM (3F6F8)

325
There's a big hotel on the river there -- forgot the name of it.

It was bought by a group of con artists posing as a Christian investment organization. I don't know who owns it now.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 01:06 AM (48or3)

326 I guess as long as pale moon of firefox and all the addons work on Ubuntu, then that's good enough for me.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 12:58 AM (48or3)


They will most likely. My LinuxMint came bundled with the new version of Firefox, which I do not like, so I used it only long enough to download Pale Moon, and made it the default browser. Only "issue" was that Pale Moon didn't auto-install. I had to find the downloaded file, move it to another directory, and run it from a command line in Terminal. So I got to learn a little about the Linux file systems and running commands. But it was about 30 minutes of trying stuff, not hours and hours.

Nice thing about a Linux computer? If you don't like the way one distro works, just install another and try it. Because they are free, there's no downside to toasting the OS for a new one. It's very liberating.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 19, 2015 01:07 AM (Do5OK)

327
Yeah, that is a nice feature.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 01:07 AM (48or3)

328 If teachers did not work for a government monopoly they could compete for better wages.

Posted by: tmitsss at April 18, 2015 10:44 PM (Tt6V6)

When I was in grad school and teaching Econ 101 as part of my assistant-ship, I came up with a lesson plan I named, "Why Dave Matthews makes millions while your fifth grade teacher makes peanuts." It was one of my favorite lessons to teach right along with "Who did more good for the world: Michael Milken or Mother Theresa?"
The crux of the wage differential is that Dave Matthews has monopoly skills that would be impossible to duplicate and for which people will pay a great deal. Teachers have skills that are easily taught and near ubiquitous. Even with state licensure regulations that tend to allow people to capture more income than they would in a purely free market, teachers are easily trained and easily replaced. So while a lot of people say teaching is much more worthwhile and noble than being a pothead musician, the market says it is not as valuable a skill to have.The same analysis can be applied to ML baseball players and teachers.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 19, 2015 01:07 AM (5DGKy)

329 oh, doG, I've done this dance...standing at the desk, screaming "how the fcuk do you run out of rooms in Elizibethtown, Kentucky?" at 1:00 AM

now that I think about it, I've done this dance at least twice
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 12:58 AM (KCxzN)

*****

Done this many times myself over 10 years of regional sales. Wound up staying at some That I do not care to remember.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 01:08 AM (3F6F8)

330 State tourism slogan: A road apple isn't an apple, and Rhode Island isn't an island.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 19, 2015 01:08 AM (ZMEn9)

331
I don't understand why pale moon doesn't have an auto-page-refresh addon. I'm pretty sure firefox does...or did.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 01:09 AM (48or3)

332 I'm not picking on E-town, it was just the first example that came to mind

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 01:11 AM (KCxzN)

333 Posted by: redbanzai at April 19, 2015 01:07 AM (5DGKy)

Yep.... and if you got rid of credentialism in education...

You could get BETTER for cheaper.

I've written, and taught, College Accredited classes... yet can't even teach a grade school kid... because I don't have the right piece of paper.

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 19, 2015 01:12 AM (qh617)

334
slow down. bed and breakfasts? Everything can't be full in NC.
Posted by: TangoNine at April 19, 2015 12:49 AM (x3YFz)


This is the big furniture buying convention for retailers. 60% of all furniture made in the US is made in a 60 mile radius of the Greensboro-High Point area. Usually around 39,000 buyers from around the world come to it.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 01:13 AM (+Fae7)

335 Cooth, unfortunately it's 8 years since I was rolling in W-S. It's an hour-ish to Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham. I don't have any contacts in that area any more

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 19, 2015 01:13 AM (Gosad)

336 This is the big furniture buying convention for retailers. 60% of all furniture made in the US is made in a 60 mile radius of the Greensboro-High Point area. Usually around 39,000 buyers from around the world come to it.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 01:13 AM (+Fae7)

******

Ruh Roh.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 01:14 AM (3F6F8)

337 let us go out to the lobby

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

yes

let us

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2015 01:14 AM (AVEe1)

338 I don't understand why pale moon doesn't have an auto-page-refresh addon. I'm pretty sure firefox does...or did.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 19, 2015 01:09 AM (48or3)


Most Firefox add-ons will work with Pale Moon, because it is the same basic browser engine, although add-ons configured for the newest FF may not work in Pale Moon. I got Ad-block Latitude for Pale Moon instead of Ad-block Plus for FF.

The whole design philosophy of Pale Moon was, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Pale Moon developer was becoming frustrated with all the "improvements" and bloat being added to FF, and wanted the slim, trim, original.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 19, 2015 01:14 AM (Do5OK)

339 Ruh Roh.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 01:14 AM (3F6F


Well, there should be a nice selection of Hide-A-Beds available. So there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 19, 2015 01:16 AM (Do5OK)

340 To the west about an hour or so is Boone County, home of Appalachian State. Also a small resort town past its glory called Blowing Rock where I did some rotations, might have stuff there.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 19, 2015 01:16 AM (Gosad)

341 Howdy -- got the fiancee a room. Could be worse....it's in Asheboro.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:17 AM (T1005)

342 Look for motels near Pisgah National Forest--that's where Blowing Rock is, closer than Ashville

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 19, 2015 01:18 AM (Gosad)

343 Well, there should be a nice selection of Hide-A-Beds available. So there's that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 19, 2015 01:16 AM (Do5OK)

*****

True. If that little area is slammed with 40k ppl, sleeping in a demo on the Convention floor may be the only option.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 01:18 AM (cIoI4)

344 Good work Cooth. Sorry I couldn't be more help, just caught up on the dilemma about 10 minutes ago..,

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 19, 2015 01:19 AM (Gosad)

345 OK, I'm out

g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 19, 2015 01:20 AM (KCxzN)

346 About to pass out. Cooth, hope the Fiancée gets through this.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 19, 2015 01:25 AM (Gosad)

347
Ruh Roh.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 01:14 AM (3F6F


Several years ago the Mrs and I were flying out of Greensboro on a real early flight, so we stayed there on the Thursday night before Furniture Mart started. Luckily we got there early to get our room, but all the resturaunts were full, and the place was crazy.

Didn't help that there was a huge youth soccer tournament in town at the same time, and that the ACC was holding one of their spring sports championships also.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 01:29 AM (+Fae7)

348 OK, lotsa good guesses there while I closed the deal. And, yes, Furniture Mart is that big.



My reasoning was as follows -- 40,000 people coming in, things will get flooded out in the following order: (1) In High Point; (2) In the Triad (Greensboro, W-S); (3) Towards the airports (Charlotte); (4) Along the freeways (Reidsville, Burlington); (5) In-between the major freeways.....




I was sampling all of those, and it wasn't pretty, until I hit #5.....Asheboro. It's actually not that far from Greensboro/High Point, and it's on an interstate, but it's in an inconvenient direction (as I found out one time when I lollygagged there on my way to catching a flight out of Charlotte. You can't get to Charlotte from there).

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:29 AM (T1005)

349 Cooth, glad you found a place for her.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 01:31 AM (TEpA2)

350 It's a good thing for the fiancee that I've spent some time wandering the scenic byways around there. I half thought I was going to have to book her a place in Virginia.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:32 AM (T1005)

351 Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:32 AM (T1005)

Try booking a room in WNC in leaf season.

Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2015 01:35 AM (j7iSn)

352 hi all

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:38 AM (2XMpf)

353 ^5 cooth. Glad you scored the room, and hope she gets there safe n' sound.

DO sir, keep in mind what I'd said upthread about "Late Check In". And I'll hope it'll help prevent a future recurrence.

Or, you can just threaten to devour their souls. Whatever suits your mood.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2015 01:42 AM (RzZOc)

354 Howdy, ONT persons!

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at April 19, 2015 01:43 AM (rhjQp)

355 oh wow, hadn't realized how late it was.
guess everybody went to bed already

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:43 AM (2XMpf)

356 I <3 Tank Kitteh!

Posted by: JeanQ Flyover at April 19, 2015 01:45 AM (rhjQp)

357 353
^5 cooth. Glad you scored the room, and hope she gets there safe n' sound.



DO sir, keep in mind what I'd said upthread about "Late Check In". And I'll hope it'll help prevent a future recurrence.



Or, you can just threaten to devour their souls. Whatever suits your mood.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2015 01:42 AM (RzZOc)


I think that might have had something to do with it. The deal is, she took a voluntary bump in her flight out.....and I don't think she remembered to follow that forward. So around 9 pm in an overbooked environment....her room got given away.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:47 AM (T1005)

358 351 Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:32 AM (T1005)

Try booking a room in WNC in leaf season.
Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2015 01:35 AM (j7iSn)


Here in Roanoke it's October that is the tough time to get a hotel room. 1. Leaf season, 2. NASCAR in Martinsville, 3. Virginia Tech football. Nightmare is when all three of those fall on the same weekend.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 01:47 AM (+Fae7)

359 I believe Bill Clinton would have won the 92 election with or without Ross Perot. Yet the myth of Ross Perot costing 41 re-election persists.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 19, 2015 01:48 AM (8zCR+)

360 "Late Check In"

We come in after midnight, some places and being upfront about a Late Check in is usually sufficient ...

Posted by: Adriane the Time Management Failure ... at April 19, 2015 01:50 AM (nSOh+)

361 358
351 Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:32 AM (T1005)



Try booking a room in WNC in leaf season.

Posted by: BignJames at April 19, 2015 01:35 AM (j7iSn)





Here in Roanoke it's October that is the tough time to get a hotel
room. 1. Leaf season, 2. NASCAR in Martinsville, 3. Virginia Tech
football. Nightmare is when all three of those fall on the same weekend.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 01:47 AM (+Fae7)


Hertz in Charlotte pissed me off to no end for the Master's. They essentially kidnapped everyone with a Hertz reservation at the offsite rental lot with NO CARS. There were people who had been waiting for hours. I ended up schlepping my shit two rental agencies over on foot, or I might still be there today.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:51 AM (T1005)

362 355
oh wow, hadn't realized how late it was.
guess everybody went to bed already


Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:43 AM (2XMpf)


*waves* *wiggles tentacles*

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:52 AM (T1005)

363 Oh, hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles tonight

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:54 AM (2XMpf)

364 Oh, hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles tonight

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:54 AM (2XMpf)

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 01:55 AM (TEpA2)

365 Let's try the response again!



Oh, hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles tonight

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:54 AM (2XMpf)




Tired from dialing phone numbers.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 01:56 AM (TEpA2)

366 Tonight's ONT brought to you by 65 most perfectly timed military photos:

That list doesn't include the most fascinating and most perfect "perfectly timed" military photos ever -- the ones of the first billionth of a second of a nuclear test explosion. Not sure where I even saw those, but they are truly amazing: some guy invented a way to take an ex-ex-ex-ex-ex-ex-extremely short exposure on a super-uper-uper-uper-duper-long telephoto lens, specifically for the military to be able to photograph what happens in the first instants (and I do mean instants) of a nuclear explosion. The most fascinating one showed the explosion ball about, maybe, 20 feet in diameter, taken something like 1/1,000,000,000,000th of a second after ignition, and you can see that the wave is traveling slightly faster down the guy-wires holding up the bomb platform (in the Nevada desert, most likely) than it is in the atmosphere. I guess the proves that the explosions actually travel faster through solid material than they do through gas.

Anyway, just on a visual level, the are even more amazing than almost all the photos in that list.

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2015 01:59 AM (K4YiS)

367 yeah, read a little bit about the Elder-Goddess-To-Be's travel woes. glad it all seems to have worked out

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:59 AM (2XMpf)

368 Ooooh, here's one of them:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Tumbler_Snapper_rope_tricks.jpg

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2015 02:00 AM (K4YiS)

369 Ooops, I widened the blog. Too late to fix it now -- can't unfry an egg, and can't unwiden a blog column!

At least the barrel will be big and comfy this time.

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2015 02:01 AM (K4YiS)

370 Hertz in Charlotte pissed me off to no end for the Master's. They essentially kidnapped everyone with a Hertz reservation at the offsite rental lot with NO CARS. There were people who had been waiting for hours. I ended up schlepping my shit two rental agencies over on foot, or I might still be there today.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 01:51 AM (T1005)


Last weekend was the perfect storm for SE US car rentals. They couldn't bring them up from Florida because of spring break family vacations, NASCAR was in Texas taking LA, MS rentals out of the equation, so they had to bring them in from everywhere else.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 02:02 AM (+Fae7)

371 yeah, read a little bit about the Elder-Goddess-To-Be's travel woes. glad it all seems to have worked out

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:59 AM (2XMpf)



Now that it's popped into my noggin: What would you get an Elder God and Elder Goddess as a wedding present?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:02 AM (TEpA2)

372 Oh, and before the adrenaline rush wears off and I abruptly collapse -- thanks to everyone in the Horde for suggestions/multitasking/advice/encouragement.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:02 AM (T1005)

373 Zombie, I've seen some of that series, too. The one I recall is the fireball still contained in a wooden shack, about 15 ft. to a side.

The fireball was still fully within that shack, but was already clearly visible within the wooden structure, that had not yet vaporized.

I'd love to get the whole series of those photos. If you ever find 'em, would you please PLEASE make sure that I get a link to those, whether in an ONT thread or by other means?

Some of those pics over my reloading bench would be...... inspirational.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2015 02:02 AM (RzZOc)

374 Here's another:

http://webmuseum.mit.edu/images/DIAmed/HEE-NC-52011.L.jpg

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2015 02:05 AM (K4YiS)

375 363
Oh, hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles tonight


Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:54 AM (2XMpf)


In recovery -- had an unplanned scramble with the fiancee stranded 3000 miles away. And my leisurely "how should I cook the chicken tonight?" glass of wine has turned into an empty bottle at 11:00. But I'm expecting an "all-clear" from the fiancee any time now....

How goes with you? Whatever happened with your construction thingie? -- the water leak by the chimney, or something.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:06 AM (T1005)

376
Now that it's popped into my noggin: What would you get an Elder God and Elder Goddess as a wedding present?
Posted by: Vendette


Souls.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 19, 2015 02:06 AM (ksQSk)

377 The 1992 election was the dawn of the MFM we know today. It was the first time they went all-in.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 19, 2015 02:06 AM (8zCR+)

378 Last weekend was the perfect storm for SE US car rentals. They couldn't bring them up from Florida because of spring break family vacations, NASCAR was in Texas taking LA, MS rentals out of the equation, so they had to bring them in from everywhere else.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 02:02 AM (+Fae7)

******

Yep. I'm in Suburban Atl. Primary car needed a rebuilt transmission, scheduled it for last week. Booked a Fusion for,a rental. Due to what you mentioned, was lucky to get a Versa. True story.

#firstworldproblems

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 19, 2015 02:08 AM (cIoI4)

379 373 Zombie, I've seen some of that series, too. The one I recall is the fireball still contained in a wooden shack, about 15 ft. to a side.

The fireball was still fully within that shack, but was already clearly visible within the wooden structure, that had not yet vaporized.

I'd love to get the whole series of those photos. If you ever find 'em, would you please PLEASE make sure that I get a link to those, whether in an ONT thread or by other means?

Some of those pics over my reloading bench would be...... inspirational.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim


Just go to Google Advanced Image search and look for "rapatronic" and "nuclear" -- you'll get lots of 'em!

heck, I'll do it for you - go here, and it's a goldmine of such images!!:

http://tinyurl.com/pj3fat9

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2015 02:08 AM (K4YiS)

380 371
yeah, read a little bit about the Elder-Goddess-To-Be's travel woes. glad it all seems to have worked out



Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 01:59 AM (2XMpf)







Now that it's popped into my noggin: What would you get an Elder God and Elder Goddess as a wedding present?

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:02 AM (TEpA2)


A visit?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:10 AM (T1005)

381 Thank you, Zombie.

Saved to favorites.

Nite, Cooth. Hope everything settles down for you and yours.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde. I've crossed the Event Horizon of my pillow, and can not now turn back.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 19, 2015 02:11 AM (RzZOc)

382 This one's amazing:

http://tinyurl.com/ncnrgbu

Posted by: zombie at April 19, 2015 02:11 AM (K4YiS)

383 The wave is traveling slightly faster down the guy-wires

In Quebec, they're called [g]ee wires.

Posted by: probably not true at April 19, 2015 02:12 AM (eTGo7)

384 cthulhu, well, it's still there. maybe i will get it fixed this summer, or something.

fish are doing okay, although they continue to be quite needy. guess I can't blame them, if I were trapped in a tank all day I might have some demands of my own

otherwise it's situation normal, as usual


Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:14 AM (2XMpf)

385 In Quebec, they're called [g]ee wires.

Posted by: probably not true at April 19, 2015 02:12 AM (eTGo7)

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:14 AM (TEpA2)

386
Now that it's popped into my noggin: What would you get an Elder God and Elder Goddess as a wedding present?



Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:02 AM (TEpA2)


Demigod sacrifices?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:14 AM (2XMpf)

387 This one's amazing:



http://tinyurl.com/ncnrgbu


This is what brings me back. The ONT is da bomb!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 19, 2015 02:14 AM (UVfht)

388 Doing so well.



In Quebec, if those wires aren't Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge, they're nothing.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:15 AM (TEpA2)

389 Rapatronic would be a good nerdy hip-hop name.

Posted by: Weird Al to the courtesy telephone at April 19, 2015 02:17 AM (eTGo7)

390 now has everyone gone to bed?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:30 AM (2XMpf)

391 384
cthulhu, well, it's still there. maybe i will get it fixed this summer, or something.

fish
are doing okay, although they continue to be quite needy. guess I can't
blame them, if I were trapped in a tank all day I might have some
demands of my own

otherwise it's situation normal, as usual




Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:14 AM (2XMpf)



They're just happy to see you.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:31 AM (T1005)

392 .....and the fiancee is checked-in, she says it's a nice place, she's thinking of keeping it all week (I just got her two nights).

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:32 AM (T1005)

393 now has everyone gone to bed?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:30 AM (2XMpf)



Nope. Night person at heart.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:32 AM (TEpA2)

394 390
now has everyone gone to bed?


Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:30 AM (2XMpf)


What was it Oliver North's attorney said?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:33 AM (T1005)

395 .....and the fiancee is checked-in, she says it's a nice place, she's thinking of keeping it all week (I just got her two nights).

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:32 AM (T1005)




Yay!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:33 AM (TEpA2)

396 cthulhu that is great news!

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:34 AM (2XMpf)

397 392 .....and the fiancee is checked-in, she says it's a nice place, she's thinking of keeping it all week (I just got her two nights).
Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:32 AM (T1005)

Good news!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 19, 2015 02:35 AM (+Fae7)

398 Is it music time yet?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ_0sof4kLE

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 02:36 AM (Kieqn)

399 395
.....and the fiancee is checked-in, she says it's a nice place, she's
thinking of keeping it all week (I just got her two nights).



Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:32 AM (T1005)









Yay!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:33 AM (TEpA2)


No kidding. There was no plan C (nor could there be, at this hour), and it would have been unpleasant if it were a dump. And the night clerk took one look at her as she stumbled in and said, "you must be Cthulhette." It's even got a microwave and a fridge.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:37 AM (T1005)

400 398
Is it music time yet?



http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ_0sof4kLE

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 02:36 AM (Kieqn)


It's "I wish I'd had some solid food tonight, but I've got plenty of beer" time. And, what the hell, a little shuffle.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:41 AM (T1005)

401 No kidding. There was no plan C (nor could there be, at this hour), and it would have been unpleasant if it were a dump. And the night clerk took one look at her as she stumbled in and said, "you must be Cthulhette." It's even got a microwave and a fridge.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:37 AM (T1005)




Cthulhette. Makes me smile.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:42 AM (TEpA2)

402 It's "I wish I'd had some solid food tonight, but I've got plenty of beer" time. And, what the hell, a little shuffle.

Posted by: cthulhu
--------------
I'll make you a burrito if you want...
pork or chicken?

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 02:49 AM (Kieqn)

403 I've got the wallet, cellphone, cordless phone, and a whole lot of post-its in a pile next to my beer glass. Haven't been this amped in a while (Hiya, Chi!). If I can get myself to sleep, I'll clean it up tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:50 AM (T1005)

404 You drink yout beer out of a glass?
That's so Beta...

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 02:54 AM (Kieqn)

405 402
It's "I wish I'd had some solid food tonight, but I've got plenty of beer" time. And, what the hell, a little shuffle.



Posted by: cthulhu

--------------

I'll make you a burrito if you want...

pork or chicken?

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 02:49 AM (Kieqn)


I've got a perfectly good chicken breast in the fridge that I could cook up here -- no worries. Just finishing up a Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy and listening to http://tinyurl.com/oxkq4tf

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 02:54 AM (T1005)

406 You drink yout beer out of a glass?
That's so Beta...

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 02:54 AM (Kieqn)




And heaven help you if you went Alpha and tried to help your lady in distress.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 02:56 AM (TEpA2)

407 shredded chi, well if you are making food, I could go for a good burrito

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 02:57 AM (2XMpf)

408 404
You drink yout beer out of a glass?

That's so Beta...

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 02:54 AM (Kieqn)


Switching over to the Metropolis lager and http://tinyurl.com/ofs395e

I'm building a kegerator with space for four five-gallon Corny kegs of homebrew.....you want to rethink that "beer out of a glass" thing?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:00 AM (T1005)

409 I had a segue in mind, but youtube has gone to auto-forwarding....and, OMG, the balding bassist! http://tinyurl.com/a3esdqf



I mean, I should talk -- but at that time in that role.....




This is where I had been going: http://tinyurl.com/p77abms

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:04 AM (T1005)

410 I'm sitting here at work and watching TV. Slow night here at the underground bunker of Orwellian doom. The Matrix is on. It was a good idea poorly executed. Plus, Keanu Reeves can't act. Otherwise the flick is ok. The sequels were craptastic. Why does Reeves keep getting acting job? Casting couch magic?

Posted by: puddleglum at April 19, 2015 03:07 AM (syGA0)

411 Posted by: puddleglum at April 19, 2015 03:07 AM (syGA0)




Pens won, though...

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:09 AM (TEpA2)

412 once a bassist has been balding for a while doesn't he eventually reach balded?

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2015 03:11 AM (iRJ+A)

413 411: Yep!! I'm as surprised as anybody. I was expecting a NYR sweep.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 19, 2015 03:11 AM (syGA0)

414 Chem,
stick with the chicken. Jalapenos? Sour cream?

Vendette,
WTF? What did I do to deserve that?

Cooth.
man up. Here - have a bourbon.
(Watch out, it might put some hair on your chest)

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 03:13 AM (Kieqn)

415 When Ace had his television epiphany a while back.....I had a flashback to 35 years previously when it was obvious that TV was a lame waste of time -- http://tinyurl.com/qbwbmua

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:13 AM (T1005)

416 411: Yep!! I'm as surprised as anybody. I was expecting a NYR sweep.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 19, 2015 03:11 AM (syGA0)



Speaking of surprised, my reaction to the Oilers winning the draft lottery:



How the H*** did that happen???

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:14 AM (TEpA2)

417 412
once a bassist has been balding for a while doesn't he eventually reach balded?


Posted by: jc at April 19, 2015 03:11 AM (iRJ+A)


This guy was ready for holy orders and a robe.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:14 AM (T1005)

418 Bet the Sabres and Coyotes are pissed.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 19, 2015 03:14 AM (syGA0)

419 Well, we didn't make it out to Eklutna today, so I settled for a bike ride down the Coastal Trail with the boy. The sun played peekaboo and the little breeze was just right, the tide was coming in (so lots of stinky mud flats), and the playgrounds were all full of kids the boy just met.

Perfect day, sans DH.

Tomorrow, Eklutna Lake hike complete with DH.

Live is becoming a lovely thing again.

Screw politics.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 19, 2015 03:15 AM (+YMhA)

420 Did I miss anything interesting?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 19, 2015 03:15 AM (0Ew3K)

421 http://tinypic.com/r/2hrk7mf/8

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2015 03:15 AM (iRJ+A)

422 mmm, chicken burrito with jalapenos and sour cream sounds pretty good right now

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 03:15 AM (2XMpf)

423 Vendette,
WTF? What did I do to deserve that?




What did I do wrong? *Feels guilt in advance*

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:16 AM (TEpA2)

424 414
Chem,

stick with the chicken. Jalapenos? Sour cream?



Vendette,

WTF? What did I do to deserve that?



Cooth.

man up. Here - have a bourbon.

(Watch out, it might put some hair on your chest)

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 03:13 AM (Kieqn)


The Vendette thing relates to a Cthulhu-Vendette backchat. Pls ignore.
And, as you well know, I don't know the least thing about bourbon.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:16 AM (T1005)

425 A burrito would be good, but road trip tomorrow, so the "no beans" rule is in effect.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 19, 2015 03:17 AM (+YMhA)

426 Bet the Sabres and Coyotes are pissed.

Posted by: puddleglum at April 19, 2015 03:14 AM (syGA0)



Seriously, I don't know how this happened.

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:17 AM (TEpA2)

427 423
Vendette,

WTF? What did I do to deserve that?









What did I do wrong? *Feels guilt in advance*

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:16 AM (TEpA2)


Now you've done it, Chi....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:18 AM (T1005)

428 421
http://tinypic.com/r/2hrk7mf/8

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2015 03:15 AM (iRJ+A)



Heh. http://tinyurl.com/otmllc5

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:21 AM (T1005)

429 Hey TCN,



been a few years, but the last time I was at Lake Eklutna I saw a bunch of dall sheep on the hills on the north side.

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2015 03:22 AM (iRJ+A)

430 And, as you well know, I don't know the least thing about bourbon.....


Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:16 AM (T1005)


Actually, I do know one thing about bourbon. If you're really, really, really sorry and want to apologize sincerely, you could do worse than to bring some. I suspect that's encoded on Irish DNA somewhere.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:25 AM (T1005)

431
http://tinypic.com/r/ftfzc/8



http://tinypic.com/r/1zmyp6t/8

Posted by: jc at April 19, 2015 03:27 AM (iRJ+A)

432 After that bit on bass, let's feel inadequate on guitar, shall we?



http://tinyurl.com/qxd58n5

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:27 AM (T1005)

433 I can tell you another thing about bourbon, bourbon hurts more than scotch when it comes out your nose.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2015 03:28 AM (gsfK5)

434 as a rule anyway

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2015 03:30 AM (gsfK5)

435 *Waves at Y5*

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:30 AM (TEpA2)

436 hi yankeefifth

have you escaped from new york yet?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 03:34 AM (2XMpf)

437 It's weird not having to mute the speakers at this hour. And I'm drinking a 'Big Daddy' IPA.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:35 AM (T1005)

438 *Waves at Y5*
Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:30 AM (TEpA2)


Vendette!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2015 03:37 AM (gsfK5)

439 Heh.
you brought some pretty good stuff, too...

And, I thought Vendette was mad at me - I was like "???"

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at April 19, 2015 03:37 AM (Y3fo/)

440 hi yankeefifth

have you escaped from new york yet?
Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 03:34 AM (2XMpf)

Hey CJ. Nope.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2015 03:38 AM (gsfK5)

441 Vendette!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2015 03:37 AM (gsfK5)




Howdy!

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 03:46 AM (TEpA2)

442 It's too bad piercello isn't around....I could show him why I keep asking him weird questions about the technical limitations of the cello....http://tinyurl.com/n296vvx

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 03:47 AM (T1005)

443 Time to call it quits. Good night/good morning, everyone!

Posted by: Vendette at April 19, 2015 04:01 AM (TEpA2)

444 Of course, there are other ways to play guitar -- http://tinyurl.com/cgwojaw

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:03 AM (T1005)

445 Or maybe http://tinyurl.com/9cco55z

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:07 AM (T1005)

446 Of course, there are other ways to play guitar -- http://tinyurl.com/cgwojaw

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:03 AM (T1005)


For example...

https://youtu.be/PmHxYx74MTg?t=38s

Posted by: Smell the Hat at April 19, 2015 04:11 AM (0Ew3K)

447 Or perhaps http://tinyurl.com/lo4e2cy

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:12 AM (T1005)

448 Or perhaps http://tinyurl.com/lo4e2cy

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:12 AM (T1005)


Mind if we borrow that tune?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AibBR-Jwg4g

Posted by: The Doors at April 19, 2015 04:13 AM (0Ew3K)

449 447
Or perhaps http://tinyurl.com/lo4e2cy


Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:12 AM (T1005)


I was, BTW, going to put a Segovia in for this....but all his youtubes were old and he sometimes stuttered.....and the John Williams version I linked is breathtakingly beautiful.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:21 AM (T1005)

450 446
Of course, there are other ways to play guitar -- http://tinyurl.com/cgwojaw



Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:03 AM (T1005)



For example...



https://youtu.be/PmHxYx74MTg?t=38s

Posted by: Smell the Hat at April 19, 2015 04:11 AM (0Ew3K)


There is that, as well. Is that "strum my love pump"?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:23 AM (T1005)

451 448
Or perhaps http://tinyurl.com/lo4e2cy



Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:12 AM (T1005)



Mind if we borrow that tune?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AibBR-Jwg4g





Posted by: The Doors at April 19, 2015 04:13 AM (0Ew3K)


Let's see, copyright for works of Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual, died 1909, should have expired in -- aw, screw it, does Disney own any of the copyrights?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:27 AM (T1005)

452 Let's see, copyright for works of Isaac Manuel Francisco Albniz y Pascual, died 1909, should have expired in -- aw, screw it, does Disney own any of the copyrights?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:27 AM (T1005)


Not yet...

Posted by: Disney Lawyers at April 19, 2015 04:32 AM (0Ew3K)

453 Interesting thing I learned tonight: Albeniz was a pianist -- he composed no works for guitar.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:34 AM (T1005)

454 Interesting thing I learned tonight: Albeniz was a pianist -- he composed no works for guitar.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:34 AM (T1005)


Some songs just translate well.

For example, going in the other direction, is Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark" performed on piano:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS33jC2VYNU

...or on Harp:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPb20fK0R94

Posted by: Up the Irons! at April 19, 2015 04:39 AM (0Ew3K)

455 Night all.

Missed the bass discussion.

Here is a solo on an 8-string bass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_fqXkTjLkQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 19, 2015 04:43 AM (0Ew3K)

456 Moving onward. "Slainte Mhaith" is "good health". I saw Marillion perform this live in a small club with candles on the tables. Fish grabbed one and sang the first verse with his hand held over it. http://tinyurl.com/oz3kgdg -- it gets the audience's attention.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:44 AM (T1005)

457 455
Night all.



Missed the bass discussion.



Here is a solo on an 8-string bass:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_fqXkTjLkQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 19, 2015 04:43 AM (0Ew3K)


That's actually quite pretty.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:46 AM (T1005)

458 That's actually quite pretty.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:46 AM (T1005)


One of the reasons I play an 8-string bass.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 19, 2015 04:49 AM (0Ew3K)

459 Changing subjects just a little.....



http://tinyurl.com/o487bcg

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:54 AM (T1005)

460 458
That's actually quite pretty.



Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:46 AM (T1005)



One of the reasons I play an 8-string bass.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 19, 2015 04:49 AM (0Ew3K)


What kind?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 04:56 AM (T1005)

461 well good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at April 19, 2015 05:09 AM (2XMpf)

462 I get to overshare a bit.....my mom's side of the family is clearly the more intellectual side, but along with the sparkling intellects comes more than a smidge of mental illness.




All three of my maternal grandparents' kids bailed out on them as soon as was possible.....frequently before it was entirely practical to do so. When I established a connection to my grandfather and tried to reach out to my uncle, I was told that he "was afraid I'd be spying on him for the old man." When I responded with, "oh, yeah -- I've got a dossier on him that is this thick" [holding my fingers about 2" apart"], this was reported to him without irony.




So I understand that my uncle can play stride piano.....but have never heard him play. And, though I'd love to discuss ragtime with him, it'll probably never happen.



I do think the rhythms and counterpoint are in our blood....but so is the paranoia. So here's some stride from someone with less baggage -- http://tinyurl.com/lfjh4fj

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 05:28 AM (T1005)

463 Slow, slow, morning. The windows are open, the birds are chirping, a promising day is ahead.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 19, 2015 05:32 AM (91eZY)

464 By the way, if anyone missed it -- Ick. Bleah. I'm still sick.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2015 05:32 AM (T1005)

465 If only my poor modelling skills could do something like this

http://___4.hostingpics.net/pics/386705PC170030.jpg

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 19, 2015 06:04 AM (91eZY)

466 Le NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 19, 2015 06:04 AM (VPLuQ)

467 wtf . . .

Who leaked the pic of the tank kitteh ?
Kitteh's 'sposed to be Hill-Liary's pick for SecDef in the next admin.

Posted by: tlk428 at April 19, 2015 10:03 AM (0c9yp)

468 As to the scythe competition. First of all it is held every year. Sometimes the scythe user loses. Yes I have one, and on our postage stamp yard it beats owning a mower hands down. It amazes me how often people think power tools beat hand tools in all instances. In many cases they don't.

Posted by: JohnMc at April 19, 2015 10:06 AM (RHBWt)

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