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Overnight Open Thread (6-10-2015)

Quote of the Day

The new bed was perfect. But it meant the old bed had to go. With no small amount of huffing / puffing my wife and I dragged off the mattress and put it in the sun porch, but how to get it downstairs and out on the boulevard for the trash persons?

Answer: close the door to the sun porch and forget about it. Eventually one's wife will ask "is that going to stay there forever?" and you can say, if you are so bold, of course not; in the short term the house will fall down. In the long term the sun will expand in a fiery ball of all-consuming destruction before it collapsing into a dense brooding cinder. Not sure I get your point. Nothing lasts forever. I used to think the universe would eventually contract back into a single point then begin again in an inconceivable explosion, an idea that made the birth and death and rebirth of the firmaments something akin to the rise and fall of breath, but I'm starting to think that universes pop out of black holes in an endlessly renewing sequence of creation, with the old universes eventually fading away through heat death like an expired gust of life that takes a billion billion years to exhale and fade away. I'd like it to be so, because it's intellectually and emotionally satisfying, and that's should make one suspect of the theory. The laws of the universe are not written with our own happiness in mind. The universe is pitiless; the only act of grace it contains is the creation of circumstances in which intelligent life can arise, behold it, and seek out its mysteries. Which is a bit self-centered, really. It's like having kids just so they can write your biography.

You look irritated, dear.

-- James Lileks

Why Does Ursula K. Le Guin Hate Amazon?

Mostly because she's old (85) and she doesn't like capitalism. Here's her rant:

[Amazon's] ideal book is a safe commodity, a commercial product written to the specifications of the current market, that will hit the BS list, get to the top, and vanish. Sell it fast, sell it cheap, dump it, sell the next thing. No book has value in itself, only as it makes profit. Quick obsolescence, disposability - the creation of trash - is an essential element of the BS machine. Amazon exploits the cycle of instant satisfaction/endless dissatisfaction. Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment.

And here is Tyler Cowan's rebuttal:

The same argument was made in the late 1990s against chain bookstores like Border's. It wasn't a good argument then (see Tyler's masterpiece, In Praise of Commercial Culture) but at least at that time it was debatable. Le Guin's attempt to resurrect the argument today is bizarre. Does anyone doubt that it is easier to buy a niche book today than it ever has been in the entire history of the world? Indeed, does anyone doubt that it is easier to buy a Ursula K. Le Guin book today than it ever has been in the entire history of the world?

Larger markets support greater variety. A bookstore that only sells locally can't stock many books. It's the smaller store that fears taking a risk because the opportunity cost of shelf space is so high. Amazon lowers the cost of stocking books through efficient logistics and by warehousing in relatively low-cost areas (subject to being close to markets). The fixed costs of distribution are then spread over a much larger (inter)-national market so it pays to stock many more books.

Amazon makes a lot of money selling niche books. The precise numbers are debatable because Amazon doesn't release much data but Brynjolfsson, Hu and Smith estimated that the long-tail accounted for nearly 40% of Amazon sales in 2008, a number that had risen over time. Indeed, since costs aren't that different it's not obvious that Amazon makes much more from selling a million copies of a single book than from 10 copies of each of 100,000 books (especially if they are ebooks).

In fact Amazon caters to niche interests and makes books on esoteric subjects economically viable by connecting them to customers with those specific interests anywhere in the US at any time.

The Hits Just Keep Coming For Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

Not only did she file a gag order request in the wrong court but it turns out that she may have helped set up the conditions for Freddie Gray's arrest in the first place:

Second, it has been revealed that Mosby directed Baltimore police to ramp up narcotics patrols with increased "targeting" at an intersection near where Freddie Gray was arrested. Mosby's directive does not, of course, bear on the question of whether police officers committed crimes in their treatment of Gray after he was arrested. An order to ramp up patrols isn't an invitation to injure people.

However, Mosby's directive seems to undercut what's left of the criminal charges she filed in connection with Gray's arrest, as opposed to his treatment thereafter.

...Here's where her directive to target the location of the arrest for ramped up narcotics patrols comes into play. As Megyn Kelly and Trace Gallagher pointed out last night, the Supreme Court has ruled that reasonable suspicion is enough to stop an individual who flees unprovoked in a high crime area. Mosby's directive will make it difficult for her to argue that the area from which Gray fled is not a high crime area.

Currently NATO = A Bunch of Free-riders + US + Canada

Oh and fuck you Germans. The bill for American troops putting their asses on the line to protect you from the Russkies all during the cold war will be arriving shortly. I suggest you pay it and have a nice shot of STFU.

 defunctNATO

James Delingpole: Jonathan Chait is Talking Chait When He Writes About Climate Change

Yep it's a load of Chait all right.

Bob Costas is Now A H8ter Transphobic Thought-Criminal. Also Joy Behar.

We Must Hunt Down This Robert S McCain Monster And Get Him Kicked Off the Internet!!!!

He accurately quoted a Tumblr Feminist and therefore must lose his job and become a social pariah doomed to roam the internet wastelands forever begging for social justice expiation.

Check it out. He "wrote an article" on me. He victim blames me the entire time. He hates that I am bi. He thinks I'm insane since I have mental illnesses.

We need to get him off the internet.

https://twitter.com/rsmccain This is his twitter.

Please report him for harassing me!!! And report other abusive things he says to or about other people.

Is the Muslim Diet Coke Girl's Story Another Hate Crime Hoax?

Well given that this wasn't her first ride at the outrage rodeo probably yes.

Into Darkness: When The Victim Isn't Blameless

In 2011 Tina Nash's eyes were crushed by her thug chav boyfriend leaving her blinded. Yet it's also clear that all along Nash had rejected and sabotaged the best efforts of many people trying to help and protect her. She even committed perjury in an attempt to keep her thug boyfriend from going to jail for brutally beating her. For his attack her boyfriend, Shane Jenkin, was eventually sentenced to life in prison. And Nash has since moved on in spite of her blindness - or perhaps not:

In her book, Tina Nash describes how she tried bravely to get on with life after being blinded. After she finished the book, she found a new boyfriend. He has just been sent to prison for assaulting her. O brave new world, that has such people in it!

nash25_2-td1

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars For Haiti and Built Just 6 Homes

Well maybe they were really, really nice homes.

CAIR Rolling the Lawfare Dice and Losing

A recent tactic by CAIR has been to sue private individuals and demand all private emails and data as well as damages. This is the third time they've sued Davis and lost.

In a case that illustrates what has become known as "lawfare" - the use of legal maneuvers to threaten, intimidate or overwhelm critics of an Islamic agenda - CAIR was ordered this week to pay compensation for its confrontational approach to Zaba Davis.

"CAIR's abuse of federal subpoena power is analogous to Shariah-adherent jihadists threatening violence against anyone who, in their perverse view, insults their religion or Muhammad. When you threaten people with enough violence or litigation, the media and the self-anointed talking heads on cable TV and radio begin to lecture us about 'civility' and 'provocation' not because criticisms of some fundamental aspects of Islam are wrong or in and of themselves uncivil or objectively provocative, but because these pundits are frightened themselves of standing up to these bullies - whether they be violent jihadists or lawfare jihadists like CAIR."

So Like What's Up With the Beta Lilt?

Duct Tape: Saving Soldiers and Astronauts for 70 Years

In 1943, Vesta Stoudt had a job in a munitions factory where ammo cases were sealed with paper tape and melted wax. Worried the cases were too hard to open on the battlefield, Stoudt proposed a fix: Use waterproof cloth tape instead. Johnson & Johnson adapted surgical adhesive tapes to Stoudt's specifications, and soldiers eventually repurposed the stuff for tent and boot repairs (they dubbed it 100-mph tape because it could hold together a speeding jeep). After the war, contractors employed it to hold together heating vents, and it came to be known as duct tape. But that was just the start. The combination of materials-a moisture-resistant layer of polyethylene, a strength-giving cloth mesh, and a sticky, rubber-based adhesive-have made duct tape the ultimate DIY product. It can fix a lawn chair, fasten a strap to a guitar, or be crafted into a wallet. Astronauts swear by it too: It was a key component in the repair job that saved Apollo 13.

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Tonight's post brought to you by Miami palaces versus cozy Chappaqua cottages:

rubiohouse

Hillary house

Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. All units relate. All units. Norman, coordinate.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:20 PM




Comments

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1 Yes!

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:20 PM (TEpA2)

2 ONT!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 10, 2015 11:20 PM (cIoI4)

3 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 10, 2015 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

4 Thanks, Maet!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 10, 2015 11:21 PM (UVfht)

5 Woot woot worth the weight ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:22 PM (znRvO)

6 Weighty ONT.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2015 11:23 PM (8/umi)

7 Yo.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 10, 2015 11:23 PM (susgE)

8 Give blood with the Red Cross and they call you constantly if you have the good stuff.

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:23 PM (TEpA2)

9 Awoke to odd email about the group and the blog.

Is their mischief afoot?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:24 PM (PMlgt)

10 FFS Ace. I saw that you had a podcast earlier this week but now I can't even find it on you page. Shouldn't that shit have it's own place on the top of your page? WTFIWWY?

Seriously, you guys! WTF?

Posted by: Dewy at June 10, 2015 11:24 PM (PZB3a)

11 Man, what's the point of NATO anymore then?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 10, 2015 11:25 PM (susgE)

12 tl;dr

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 10, 2015 11:25 PM (oZr5y)

13 Yay ONT!
Too tired to stay,so g'night all!

Posted by: @votermom at June 10, 2015 11:26 PM (cbfNE)

14 Man, I hate "Crocodile Rock."
Can I say that?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 10, 2015 11:26 PM (TF10X)

15 Woof!

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 10, 2015 11:26 PM (C9pBZ)

16 Sweet dreams all.

Posted by: Beth M at June 10, 2015 11:26 PM (kiy9d)

17 F Germany. It shouldn't exist.

Posted by: Just some guy at June 10, 2015 11:27 PM (yxw0r)

18 100 MPH tape FTW!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 10, 2015 11:27 PM (kmtse)

19 And fuck you, Germany!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 10, 2015 11:27 PM (kmtse)

20 11 Man, what's the point of NATO anymore then?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 10, 2015

For a certain few, a European Vacation

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:27 PM (znRvO)

21 Sarah Conner's cow orker at the restaurant said it more succinctly than Lilek --

"In a hundred years, who will care?"

After a kid dumped his mashed potatoes into Sarah's pocket.

But I will give him points for dragging in the heat death of the universe as an excuse to not do a honeydo.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2015 11:28 PM (8/umi)

22 Good night, votermom and Beth!

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:28 PM (TEpA2)

23 Funny how Hillz has done nothing productive or successful in her entire miserable life, and she ends up in a spread like that.

America. What a country!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 10, 2015 11:28 PM (oZr5y)

24 Er hat kleine Hoden.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 10, 2015 11:28 PM (TF10X)

25 14,
No.

Next question?

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 10, 2015 11:28 PM (C9pBZ)

26 OK, so let's boot France, Italy, and Germany out of NATO and say, "You're on your own, toots. Have at it."

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2015 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

27 Awoke to odd email about the group and the blog.

Is their mischief afoot?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:24 PM (PMlgt)

****

A phreak is DOSing the blog late night and electronically hassling at least one individual member. Posts are just like MUMR.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 10, 2015 11:29 PM (XrHO0)

28 Ursula K. LeGuin's middle name is Kroeber, of Kroeber Hall fame for those Cal Berkeley grads. Named after her father, a famous anthroplogist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 10, 2015 11:30 PM (Zu3d9)

29 So I take it a certain person off his meds has been spamming the yahoo group as well

Posted by: Buzzion at June 10, 2015 11:30 PM (z/Ubi)

30 14 Man, I hate "Crocodile Rock."
Can I say that?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 10, 2015 11:26 PM (TF10X)

Yes, but you're a H8er of the Elton Outhouse

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:30 PM (znRvO)

31 Why Does Ursula K. Le Guin Hate Amazon?

Does this woman know that you can get literary classics for free? Thank you evil capitalism.

Posted by: Nerdygirl at June 10, 2015 11:30 PM (NjBm8)

32 Mosby is another puppet of Val Jarret.

Has there ever been a Senior Adviser that has stayed in the shadows for so long.

Guarantee 60 percent of the populace don't know she exists.

Hi DoJ!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 10, 2015 11:31 PM (XAFOu)

33 When Russia tries to incorporate parts of Germany into "New Russia", just let the Russikes have it. Hell, when Iran starts launching nukes in earnest, you can bet that some of the parts in the them will be German-made.

NATO should have been disbanded immediately after the Cold War.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 10, 2015 11:31 PM (wZ2hu)

34 Link to podcast:

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/357135.php#357135

If you look down on the sidebar, there are archives by month.

Posted by: Y-not at June 10, 2015 11:31 PM (RWGcK)

35 Cooth!

Watching Shark Tank earlier, I thought of you.
Bingle "spotty daddy" - may be a cheap, temporary (?) solution to your bbq sauce/shampoo bottle worries.

Evening, horde.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:31 PM (RfLFX)

36 Was close to end of principal thread. If you've never seen The Lives Of Others you really should.

Posted by: Beth M at June 10, 2015 11:32 PM (kiy9d)

37 I'm beginning to think that NATO should have been dissolved after '93.

Also that the US shouldn't have gone after the former soviet satellites as NATO members. We should have just set them up with their own eastern block defense league and funded it on the down low.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 10, 2015 11:32 PM (uctT+)

38 IIRC, most NATO countries (except France of all places) don't even spend the mandatory 2% of GDP on defense purposes.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 10, 2015 11:32 PM (wZ2hu)

39 32 Mosby is another puppet of Val Jarret
---------

And both smell like hamster cages

RWC you won't be alone at the camp

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:32 PM (znRvO)

40 I have Crocodile Rock going through my head and I'm not happy about it.

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:32 PM (TEpA2)

41 uh, there

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:33 PM (PMlgt)

42 Hey chi : )

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 10, 2015 11:33 PM (kmtse)

43
Dan Simmons Hugo-winning Hyperion is set to become an event series on Syfy, courtesy of producers Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips (The Hangover), and Graham King (The Departed), plus Itamar Moses (Boardwalk Empire), wholl write the adaptation of whats often called scifis answer to The Canterbury Tales.

Set on the eve of Armageddon with the entire galaxy at war, Hyperion is the story of seven pilgrims who set forth on a voyage to seek the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope and a terrible secret while one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.

It is an absolute honor to enter into the world created by Dan Simmons that is arguably one of the greatest works of science fiction, and help realize it for television audiences, said Cooper.



Do not eff this up Coop.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 10, 2015 11:33 PM (kdS6q)

44 Ugh, where to begin?

I liked LeGuin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." I'll be charitable and chalk it up to senility.

Canada still has some spine. America is lucky to have such a good neighbo(u)r.

Good gravy, the Clinton Manor even has that baseball park style criss-crossing on its lawn. And even more bush than Hitlery! does.

--and I hate being hit up to donate to the Red Cross, even if it's ostensibly to help Houstonians. The IRC is as much a charity as the Clinton Foundation.


Okay, now I can go off-topic freely.

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:33 PM (bqxN5)

45 I dunno about the Lileks piece. I've had a queen sized mattress in my hallway for a month and a half. I am not waiting on the heat-death of the universe, but I am not up to taking it to the dump just yet.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2015 11:33 PM (3pRHP)

46 Man, what's the point of NATO anymore then?

Should have been disbanded after the USSR fell.
There no longer was a Warsaw Pact.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (W5DcG)

47 33,

There's still some public signage in Cyrillic floating around Leipzig.

I say go for it, Putin.

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (C9pBZ)

48 Turkey in NATO is a good thing too.

/////spits

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (znRvO)

49 Please, no more trolls tonight.

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (bqxN5)

50 In her book, Tina Nash describes how she tried bravely to get on with life after being blinded. After she finished the book, she found a new boyfriend. He has just been sent to prison for assaulting her. O brave new world, that has such people in it!
***
At this point shouldn't you just ask your father to pick your boyfriends for you?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (5LOno)

51 *autocucumber alert

Cooth - SPATTY DADDY

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (7gPaq)

52 33
NATO should have been disbanded immediately after the Cold War.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 10, 2015 11:31 PM (wZ2hu)




Agree. There were some who warned that Russia wasn't happy with NATO expansion into the former Warsaw Pact states, but so what? We won! Just keep poking the bear. Nothing will come of it.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

53 Aww, you can't see the coke mountain I have in the back yard.

Posted by: Narco Rubio at June 10, 2015 11:35 PM (LF5/M)

54 --and I hate being hit up to donate to the Red
Cross, even if it's ostensibly to help Houstonians. The IRC is as much a
charity as the Clinton Foundation.






Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:33 PM (bqxN5)


They call me multiple times a week to ask for a blood donation. I know the phone numbers. I know they sell my blood, so I give it directly to hospitals.

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:35 PM (TEpA2)

55 "OK, so let's boot France, Italy, and Germany out of NATO and say,"



Twenty years ago they each had 500 combat aircraft and near half-million man armies each. Today half or less. France still got nukes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 10, 2015 11:35 PM (susgE)

56 Yay, ONT! And good night!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, bursting with genuine enthusiasm and unbridled perkiness! at June 10, 2015 11:35 PM (jR7Wy)

57 It is an absolute honor to enter into the world created by Dan Simmons that is arguably one of the greatest works of science fiction, and help realize it for television audiences, said Cooper.
___
Is one of the characters trans? Because if not all these people are obviously h8teful h8ters.

Posted by: The Left at June 10, 2015 11:35 PM (5LOno)

58 Is the Muslim Diet Coke Girl's Story Another Hate Crime Hoax?

Was it first reported in "Rolling Stone"? That would be a big clue.

Posted by: Nerdygirl at June 10, 2015 11:36 PM (NjBm8)

59 , LJ

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:36 PM (4KA1Z)

60 Whoa. That 'Lilly' chick that McCain writes about is a very sick girl.

MCCain makes a good point, "In other words, “You think your life sucks? Ha!” However crazy you may be, Lilly’s much crazier. So there’s that."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 10, 2015 11:36 PM (F2IAQ)

61
Twenty years ago they each had 500 combat aircraft and near half-million man armies each. Today half or less. France still got nukes.
___
Paying Muslims to come into your country and vote for you isn't cheap you know. Worth it...but not cheap.

Posted by: The European Left at June 10, 2015 11:36 PM (5LOno)

62 I liked LeGuin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
Posted by: logprof


I've learned one think in my short miserable life: Never walk away from an omelet.

Never.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 10, 2015 11:36 PM (uctT+)

63 A phreak is DOSing the blog late night and electronically hassling at least one individual member. Posts are just like MUMR.

****

I haven't been on the ONT much as of late but have caught bits and pieces of a certain stalker-like troll.

This is the type of bullshit that runs folks out of blogging. It's time consuming and exhausting to fight the battles with spam and trolls and try to keep and open forum for folks to come and go without registration.

I kicked off my blog again last year and just the fight to battle spam alone was enough to make me throw in the towel once again.

God love Ace for taking on all comers for so long. I'm sure he'll find a solution to the problem.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:37 PM (PMlgt)

64 43 >> Dan Simmons Hugo-winning Hyperion is set to become an event series on Syfy...

Sounds delicious.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2015 11:37 PM (8/umi)

65 51 *autocucumber alert

Cooth - SPATTY DADDY
Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June

Better than SPITTY DADDY

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:37 PM (znRvO)

66 NATO could still be something today if the political and military wills behind it meant something. They don't. They're not serious. Gotta fund welfare states and such.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 10, 2015 11:38 PM (susgE)

67 I liked LeGuin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
Posted by: logprof

I've learned one think in my short miserable life: Never walk away from an omelet.

Never.

****

Oh how I worry....

I was typing this very same thing when I noticed you had beaten me to it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:38 PM (PMlgt)

68 Tina's got a hungry look about her. Must be a rave thing.

Posted by: derit at June 10, 2015 11:38 PM (jT+gh)

69 35
Cooth!



Watching Shark Tank earlier, I thought of you.

Bingle "spotty daddy" - may be a cheap, temporary (?) solution to your bbq sauce/shampoo bottle worries.



Evening, horde.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:31 PM (RfLFX)



Actually, I'm kind o' likin' the chemlab vibe.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 10, 2015 11:38 PM (EzgxV)

70 MCCain makes a good point, In other words, You think your life sucks? Ha! However crazy you may be, Lilly's much crazier. So there's that."
___
Like, up until, like, uh, now? Uh I had to pay for, uh, my own birth, uh control. This was the, uh, worst thing in the, uh, history of the world.

Like, now I can totally have, uh, like, sex, with uh, like a person. Which will be like, uh, totally cool.

Posted by: Your Average Feminist at June 10, 2015 11:39 PM (5LOno)

71 SPITTY DADDY WE MUCH!

Posted by: REV. AL SHARPTON at June 10, 2015 11:39 PM (+1T7c)

72 I saw a pic earlier today (WZ?) where someone took google satellite images of Hillary's house, and inserted - to scale - Rubio's boat into her pool. You could still swim laps around the thing.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:39 PM (4KA1Z)

73 71,

LOL!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 10, 2015 11:39 PM (kmtse)

74 Give blood with the Red Cross and they call you constantly if you have the good stuff.


Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:23 PM (TEpA2)


yep. That 100 octane blood with the tetraethyl lead is getting to be very scarce.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2015 11:39 PM (gP3UY)

75 Is it wrong that one of the first things I thought when I saw the Clinton compound was I wonder how much ass Bill has gotten there?

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 10, 2015 11:39 PM (cY3jx)

76 I saw a pic earlier today (WZ?) where someone took google satellite images of Hillary's house, and inserted - to scale - Rubio's boat into her pool. You could still swim laps around the thing.

***

That was AOS very own John E. who did that.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:40 PM (PMlgt)

77 "You look irritated, dear.

-- James Lileks


Ladies and gentlemen, to sum up the last thread: a woman would never have come up with that. I gut-laughed.

Posted by: Oedipus at June 10, 2015 11:40 PM (CXLVd)

78 RWC you won't be alone at the camp

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:32 PM (znRvO)

I know this. And I don't plan on staying long.

But I'll be doing my best Tom Eckert while I'm in there.

AVENGE ME BOYS!! AVENGE ME!!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 10, 2015 11:40 PM (XAFOu)

79 I was typing this very same thing when I noticed you had beaten me to it.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015

You need to break a few eggs for an omelette

Good to see you NDH. Hope all is well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:40 PM (znRvO)

80 'Beta-lilt' already has a name. It's called uptalk.

Posted by: bananaDream at June 10, 2015 11:41 PM (vLk7c)

81 Actually, I'm kind o' likin' the chemlab vibe.

Posted by: cthulhu
----------------------------
Of course you are. That's a given - You're a nerd.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:41 PM (4KA1Z)

82
Wut, know meth?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2015 11:41 PM (95CzI)

83 Good to see you NDH. Hope all is well

***

All is well. Thanks for asking.

I hope the same for you.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:42 PM (PMlgt)

84 Poland has a good reason for

Germany and Italy have no excuse.

Posted by: TKYC at June 10, 2015 11:42 PM (dzsuJ)

85 Great ONT Maet. Much better than I could come with. Although fart jokes ARE funny.

Posted by: freaked at June 10, 2015 11:42 PM (ytdLI)

86 Heh, when we were in DC, I enjoyed trips with my dad and stepmom to Hamburger Hamlet. Since she is French, she pronounced it "Ahmburger Omelette."

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:42 PM (bqxN5)

87 I hate running down authors, but I sorely dislike LeGuin.
I think everyone should read their own books, and not try to scare anyone off of an author as a waste of time, so do read her if you want. I have odd tastes so don't listen to me.

I just wish she would say the same thing.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2015 11:43 PM (3pRHP)

88 Is it wrong that one of the first things I thought when I saw the Clinton compound was I wonder how much ass Bill has gotten there?
Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 10, 2015 11:39 PM (cY3jx)

***

I would be amazed if BJ spends even 3 photo op days a year there. He has other haunts and interests. I would also bet he and Canquelles have not slept even 30 nights night under the same roof since 1/2000.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 10, 2015 11:43 PM (cIoI4)

89
Ursula K. LeGuin's middle name is Kroeber, of Kroeber Hall fame for
those Cal Berkeley grads. Named after her father, a famous
anthroplogist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 10, 2015 11:30 PM (Zu3d9)


"Ursula" is Latin for "little bear". Given that she's 85 years old, I don't want to see her bare, be it a little or a lot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2015 11:43 PM (gP3UY)

90
80 'Beta-lilt' already has a name. It's called uptalk.
Posted by: bananaDream at June 10, 2015 11:41 PM (vLk7c)


Stepdaughter does it all the time, which merely reinforces my impression of her inherent ditziness... that, and her seemingly endless string of younger-than-her loser boyfriends.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2015 11:44 PM (95CzI)

91
And a music break:

House Of 7 Joys - Theme from "The Wrecking Crew"

https://youtu.be/aYdj1pFFC-4

By Mack David and Frank DeVol. Very Mike Curb-ish.

Ignore the random visuals.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 10, 2015 11:44 PM (kdS6q)

92 At this point shouldn't you just ask your father to pick your boyfriends for you?
Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (5LOno)


He was probably the first one to beat her, which is why she is drawn to assholes who do it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 10, 2015 11:44 PM (L+Tc2)

93 By the way, I see every other Snopes article nowadays is debunking the Stop the World the Teabaggers want off site.

So...good for Snopes? Of course the sad thing is that this means a large number of liberals are dumb enough to believe things like the Duck Dynasty guy accused gays of creating autism...

Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:44 PM (5LOno)

94 Also: (they dubbed it 100-mph tape because it could hold together a speeding jeep)

We always said: cuz that's how fast it disappears!

If it couldn't be fixed with 100MPH tape or 550-cord, it needed to be DX'd!

Posted by: Oedipus at June 10, 2015 11:44 PM (CXLVd)

95 He thinks I'm insane since I have mental illnesses.

Uh, isn't that how it works anyway?

Posted by: Null at June 10, 2015 11:45 PM (xjpRj)

96 Yet it's also clear that all along Nash had rejected and sabotaged the best efforts of many people trying to help and protect her.

I've known a couple of women married to physically abusive men. It is very frustrating because for whatever reason, they won't face reality.

One woman had her boyfriend arrested when he hit her in front of his young daughter. She took him back and married him. She said that he only hit her because he was out of cocaine. The marriage lasted 1 year.

When Judge Judy gets these cases in front of her where a woman brings up that a man hit her, she asks the woman if she went back to sharing a bed with him afterwards.

Posted by: Nerdygirl at June 10, 2015 11:45 PM (NjBm8)

97 Hey, NDH!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 10, 2015 11:45 PM (L+Tc2)

98 "Poland has a good reason for


Germany and Italy have no excuse."



Poland remembers history and is like "what the ever lovin' fcuk?"


Italy loves the welfare and Germany is being extorted by those dam greeks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 10, 2015 11:45 PM (susgE)

99 The British Police are Objectively Pro-Rapist

In the U.K., there is no de facto right to self-defense, to the point where stopping a rapist is considered worse than a woman being raped.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9211

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 10, 2015 11:45 PM (7YlUk)

100 40 I have Crocodile Rock going through my head and I'm not happy about it.

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:32 PM (TEpA2)

Wembley was my fave.

I always imagined Doozer Sticks tasted like rock candy.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 10, 2015 11:45 PM (XAFOu)

101 Tina didn't know her father. Didn't care either, IIRC.

Posted by: derit at June 10, 2015 11:46 PM (jT+gh)

102 As far as the heat death of the universe, I'm on team dark matter and hope there's enough of it to slow this bitch up and eventually we get a Big Crunch and this rodeo starts up all over again otherwise it's going to suck in 1000 quintillion years everything has decayed through quantum tunneling and their is, ironically, literally nothing.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 10, 2015 11:46 PM (VRdqG)

103 Amen Oedipus.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 10, 2015 11:46 PM (kmtse)

104 Niedermeyer!!!!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 10, 2015 11:46 PM (Vm8WO)

105
And we should all just accept that there are just some songs that are not meant to be danced to:

Pan's People 'Dance' To The Shadow's 'Apache'

https://youtu.be/OA7zbM4isLU

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 10, 2015 11:47 PM (kdS6q)

106 He was probably the first one to beat her, which is why she is drawn to assholes who do it.
***
It is interesting how many of our current social pathologies are handed down...

Howard Stern of all people pointed out cogently how "daddy issues" often put a girl on a career in stripping...or worse.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:47 PM (5LOno)

107 "Ursula" is Latin for "little bear". Given that she's 85 years old, I don't want to see her bare, be it a little or a lot.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2015 11:43 PM (gP3UY)

Cripes, another H8er here tonight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:47 PM (znRvO)

108 He was probably the first one to beat her, which is why she is drawn to assholes who do it.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 10, 2015 11:44 PM (L+Tc2)

***

Very sadly, probably true.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 10, 2015 11:47 PM (3F6F8)

109 As far as the heat death of the universe, I'm on team dark matter and hope there's enough of it to slow this bitch up and eventually we get a Big Crunch and this rodeo starts up all over again otherwise it's going to suck in 1000 quintillion years everything has decayed through quantum tunneling and their is, ironically, literally nothing.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 10, 2015 11:46 PM (VRdqG)


Would you like to make a contract?

Posted by: /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\ at June 10, 2015 11:48 PM (7YlUk)

110 I had a comment involving the Red Cross and a pineapple, but deleted it. Thanks DOJ!

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2015 11:48 PM (8/umi)

111 In the U.K., there is no de facto right to self-defense, to the point where stopping a rapist is considered worse than a woman being raped.
___
It is as Allah wills it infidel swine.

Posted by: Rotherham Muslim Spokesman at June 10, 2015 11:48 PM (5LOno)

112 88 It is funny they don't even try to put up any appearances of being happily married. Hell, or even just a couple in general.

When Hillary was lying about her e-mails, the lie about yoga emails was more believable than her sending anything to Bill.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 10, 2015 11:48 PM (cY3jx)

113 Feminists really need to get their scare quotes under control. Especially using their own words to describe something stone-cold empirically accurate. But it's also a cue to roll the eyes and bray like a mule. So there is some subtext.

So apparently Ace works in an "office", and not the mechanical bowels of a bowling alley like a bearded phantom of the opera.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 10, 2015 11:49 PM (+4uXG)

114 Hey, NDH!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 10, 2015 11:45 PM (L+Tc2)

Niedermeyer!!!!!!!!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 10, 2015 11:46 PM (Vm8WO)

*****

How ya doing, ladies?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 10, 2015 11:49 PM (PMlgt)

115 36) Great movie.

Posted by: Corona at June 10, 2015 11:49 PM (PbY/X)

116 *Waves at Tammy, NDH, BBD, SMFH, and the whole lot*

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:49 PM (TEpA2)

117
When Hillary was lying about her e-mails, the lie about yoga emails was more believable than her sending anything to Bill.
Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 10, 2015 11:48 PM (cY3jx)


So you think the stream of notes of how best to decorate Chelsea's feed bag for the reception was fake?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (95CzI)

118 I wonder how many people know that many of the critters in Jurassic World were actually from the Cretaceous?

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (bqxN5)

119 Howard Stern of all people pointed out cogently how "daddy issues" often put a girl on a career in stripping...or worse.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:47 PM (5LOno)




That's almost like the Jim Rome Christmas party story. He was at some radio station Christmas party and overheard one of the employees saying that she had moved to Southern California because she "wanted to get into porn."



As Rome pointed out, one does not "get into" porn, one "ends up" in porn.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (nL0sw)

120 Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 10, 2015 11:48 PM (cY3jx)

Yoga or Yugo.
I bet she could take a Yugo, in any orifice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (znRvO)

121 Blind chick might want to find a scrawny lesbian to shack up with and leave the beefy bad boys alone.

Posted by: NCKate at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (pBnwl)

122 So speaking of twitter feminists...if someone Sokal'd them, could anyone tell the difference?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:51 PM (5LOno)

123 Hell, has Bill or Hillary even spent any actual time in physical contact with their grandchild?

He's spent more time over the last year plowing underage chicks than playing the loving grandpa.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 10, 2015 11:51 PM (cY3jx)

124 >>fasten a strap to a guitar

This horrifys me!

Vendette, those Red Cross people call me incessantly but them they give the hours of their stupid locations and they're like 'noon to five on tueday. I mean, I'm at work. That's pretty useless.

Alright, goodnight for real.

Posted by: Le-a is on a boat, MFers! at June 10, 2015 11:51 PM (vmMMi)

125 the mechanical bowels of a bowling alley like a bearded phantom of the opera.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 10, 2015 11:49 PM (+4uXG)




Somebody fire up PhotoShop! Need a pic of an Ewok sporting a POTO mask, stat!

Posted by: Country Singer at June 10, 2015 11:52 PM (nL0sw)

126 At this point shouldn't you just ask your father to pick your boyfriends for you?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (5LOno)


Whatever problems there were in the past with courtship and arranged marriages, there's something to be said for the idea that dispassionate third party family members having a veto over your love life is a good thing.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (10ydV)

127 As Rome pointed out, one does not "get into" porn, one "ends up" in porn.
Posted by: Country Singer

I was thinking of a career in porn. I'm waiting to see if this whole meth addiction thing pans out first

Posted by: Tina Nash at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (tgnRB)

128 BTW, when was the last time anyone here had an entire can of pop/soda/Coke offered to you on an airplane?

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (TEpA2)

129 Well, hey there Vendette! Isn't there some hockey you oughtta be watching??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (L+Tc2)

130
118 I wonder how many people know that many of the critters in Jurassic World were actually from the Cretaceous?
Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (bqxN5)


Cretaceous Park has already been made - it was titled Idiotcracy.

Wut? Cretaceous, not Cretinous?


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (95CzI)

131 Whatever problems there were in the past with
courtship and arranged marriages, there's something to be said for the
idea that dispassionate third party family members having a veto over
your love life is a good thing.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (10ydV)


I say this from experience: If you have doubts, speak up.

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:54 PM (TEpA2)

132
121 Blind chick might want to find a scrawny lesbian to shack up with and leave the beefy bad boys alone.
Posted by: NCKate at June 10, 2015

That sounds fishy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:54 PM (znRvO)

133 Well, hey there Vendette! Isn't there some hockey you oughtta be watching??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (L+Tc2)


YouTube or DVR at this point.

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:54 PM (TEpA2)

134 Blind chick might want to find a scrawny lesbian to shack up with and leave the beefy bad boys alone.
Posted by: NCKate

I guess you haven't seen the statistics on lesbian domestic violence?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at June 10, 2015 11:54 PM (tgnRB)

135 Germany suffers from Nazi guilt, much as America suffers from slavery guilt. We're supposed to self-flagellate into eternity for the crimes of our ancestors.

Russians see themselves as historical victims because of all the invasions they have suffered. So they are not too troubled about taking measures to defend their country, even if said measures include invading neighboring countries pre-emptively.

Japan never has expressed much guilt for WWII. They don't teach their children about what they did in China and the Philippines, and still act surprised that they got nuked.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

136 Duct tape is the last thing I would use to seal actual ducts.

That said, have you ever used Gorilla Tape? I once picked up about 2000 square ft of laminate flooring, and it was pouring rain. I went back to grab a tarp, saw this stuff & bought it. In the parking lot, pouring rain, I taped the tarp to the wet truck bed knowing it wouldn't stick...

The shit held on for thirty miles on the interstate. Then, the next day when I had my guys unload the truck, the damn tape took paint with it! Amazing stuff.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (VvCsn)

137 RE: Bookstores.

I have three things that I do every time I visit Portland to see family. The first is always a trip to Powell's bookstore. They have a lot of stuff that I simply won't be able to find anywhere else. Except for online. It's not just Amazon, it's the fact that an online bookstore can cater to the niche markets (such has historical fencing) and make money doing so. That benefits everyone.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (10ydV)

138 This was posted on another thread so I thought I should share it.

199 The unfolding truth about the McKinney Pool Party is getting more astounding and insane by the minute.

As far as I can tell, now we know this:

The gigantic-boobed Tatyana Rhodes and her mother run an illegal "party business" that involves setting up parties on other people's private property and then "accidentally" leaking its location on (black-centric) social media. The mobs then show up, but Tatiana then charges them admission, which is where the profit coms in. She then counts on the sheer numbers and rowdiness of the paid attendees to overwhelm any security or resistance to the party's location.

But it gets much much uglier.

She also spreads the word that a troupe of underage sexpots that she manages called "The DimeGirls" (a "dime" is "urban slang" for a girl that is a "10" -- i.e. a hot sexy chick) will be at the party to 'entertain" the male guests. Presumably this at a minimum means flirting and wearing bikinis, like hostesses at a Japanese men's club, but may also entail paid-for sexual activity, if reports of "open sex" around the pools at her events prove true. Rhodes herself is one of the "DimeGirls," who are all advertised as "teens," which is why she represents her age as either 18 or 19, when in fact she is 20.

But the real age of most of the DimeGirls is 13, 14 and 15 years old.

In fact, the girl who was thrown to the ground by the white cop was not some random party attendee, but was one of the 15-year-old DimeGirls -- which accounted for her disrespectful attitude, because she thought she was a "star" of the show.

It could very well be that Tatyana and her mother are running an underage prostitution ring.
Posted by: zombie at June 10, 2015 08:29 PM (jBuUi)

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (CxEX+)

139
I wonder how many people know that many of the critters in Jurassic World were actually from the Cretaceous?



Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (bqxN5)


Glyptodonts were badasses, but they just don't get no respect. There were quite a few scary mammalian megafauna in the Tertiary.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (gP3UY)

140 @128

Everytime.

I usually get 4 nips of rum and they give me the whole can.

It makes the flying much more pleasureable.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (VRdqG)

141 As far as the heat death of the universe, I'm on
team dark matter and hope there's enough of it to slow this bitch up and
eventually we get a Big Crunch and this rodeo starts up all over again
otherwise it's going to suck in 1000 quintillion years everything has
decayed through quantum tunneling and their is, ironically, literally
nothing.
Posted by: Kreplach at June 10, 2015 11:46 PM (VRdqG)


I am not a cosmologist* but I don't like dark matter. It feels too much like the Luminous Aether theory about the propagation of light. Dark matter is feels like the same sort of explanation of gravity.

(*from the old blues standard:
"I ain't the cosmologist, and I ain't the cosmologist's son
But I'll gladly drag yo' frame
Until the cosmologist come...
I say I gladly drag yo' frame
Until the real cosmologist come.")

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2015 11:56 PM (3pRHP)

142 134 Scrawny meaning she could defend herself against.

Posted by: NCKate at June 10, 2015 11:56 PM (pBnwl)

143 BTW, when was the last time anyone here had an entire can of pop/soda/Coke offered to you on an airplane?

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (TEpA2)




On the 13 hour flight from Leipzig to Dallas when I came back from Iraq in 2010.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 10, 2015 11:56 PM (nL0sw)

144 136 Duct tape is the last thing I would use to seal actual ducts
--------

Asbestos glue? Or is that just cray cray? How's the pooch tonight?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:57 PM (znRvO)

145 BTW, when was the last time anyone here had an entire can of pop/soda/Coke offered to you on an airplane?
Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (TEpA2)

***

I fly at least once a month, and unless one is in the front of the bus and asks, never.

This was nothing more than an attention whore who had a planned script and narrative all along, as she was posting about it seconds after while on the plane's WiFi.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 10, 2015 11:57 PM (XrHO0)

146 Everytime.



I usually get 4 nips of rum and they give me the whole can.



It makes the flying much more pleasureable.


Posted by: Kreplach at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (VRdqG)





Makes sense. But without the rum?????

Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:57 PM (TEpA2)

147 Where does the tendency to begin every sentence with "So" fit into the catalogue of modern verbal ticks? I first noticed this with hedge fund manager Kyle Bass always starting the answer to every interview question with "So..", but over the years have come to see it all over the place.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at June 10, 2015 11:57 PM (nFdGS)

148
130
118 I wonder how many people know that many of the critters in Jurassic World were actually from the Cretaceous?
Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:50 PM (bqxN5)

Cretaceous Park has already been made - it was titled Idiotcracy.

Wut? Cretaceous, not Cretinous?


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2015 11:53 PM (95CzI)

There are only about 250,000 species known from the fossil record. It ain't a lot compared to how many have existed or even the number that exist now.

So, using the random mosquito bite model, you should expect that just about every dinosaur they bring back to life is unknown to science.

Posted by: eman at June 10, 2015 11:57 PM (MQEz6)

149 RE the Nato thingy. I was watching a documentary one night, I don't remember the topic, but there was this East German policeman who stated that he wished that Germany hadn't been reunified. Claimed that he was perfectly happy with the old regime. You have to wonder how many of the older generation would welcome Putin walking back in.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 10, 2015 11:58 PM (9iR5/)

150
It could very well be that Tatyana and her mother are running an underage prostitution ring.
___
You make that sound like a bad thing.

Posted by: Bill Clinton just back from pedophile island at June 10, 2015 11:58 PM (5LOno)

151 Howard Stern of all people pointed out cogently how "daddy issues" often put a girl on a career in stripping...or worse.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:47 PM (5LOno)


Heh, I still remember that line from Supernatural.

Castiel: "I told [the prostitute] that it wasn't her fault her father ran away. He just hated his job at the post office."

Dean: "Are you crazy? This entire industry is built on absent fathers!"

A couple of weeks ago I was in a strip club and ended up talking for two hours with a stripper who told me all about her absent father, alcoholism, 1-year-old son living with her ex, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 10, 2015 11:59 PM (10ydV)

152 Yeah, this universe is doomed, but it seems that universes can give birth to new universes and universes pop into existence from space-time.

So, on it all goes.

Posted by: eman at June 10, 2015 11:59 PM (MQEz6)

153 Red Cross is using my business model, I see.

Posted by: Hilldawg at June 10, 2015 11:59 PM (F1Z8f)

154 From the land of the Handyman's Secret Weapon: Duct Tape, the Man's Prayer:



I'm a man
And I can change
If I have to
I guess

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:00 AM (TEpA2)

155 Where does the tendency to begin every sentence with "So" fit into the catalogue of modern verbal ticks?
___
So, uh, like it is, uh, what like, uh, we say when we are uh...thinking?

You should try it like some day.

Posted by: Your Average Feminist at June 11, 2015 12:00 AM (5LOno)

156 Scrawny meaning she could defend herself against.
Posted by: NCKate

Right. Sorry, must've missed that part. I guess going from punching bag to nightly Foxy Boxing is a sorta step-up, in a mentally fucked kinda way.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at June 11, 2015 12:00 AM (tgnRB)

157 "So" fit into the catalogue of modern verbal ticks?
--------------

That is not a verbal 'tick'.

Posted by: Terry Gross at June 11, 2015 12:00 AM (F2IAQ)

158 @146

Egads women!!

A civilized person does not drink coke without the requisite rum.

Philistine!!

Posted by: Kreplach at June 11, 2015 12:00 AM (VRdqG)

159 Ursula K. Le Guin, I take was never an author of the month?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:01 AM (znRvO)

160 I can relate to the heat death of the universe. I know all about how cold vast, empty vacuums can be. Sometimes it feels like sticking my head in a freezer.

Posted by: Huma at June 11, 2015 12:01 AM (cY3jx)

161 But the real age of most of the DimeGirls is 13, 14 and 15 years old.



In fact, the girl who was thrown to the ground by the white cop was
not some random party attendee, but was one of the 15-year-old DimeGirls
-- which accounted for her disrespectful attitude, because she thought
she was a "star" of the show.



It could very well be that Tatyana and her mother are running an underage prostitution ring.

Posted by: zombie at June 10, 2015 08:29 PM (jBuUi)

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (CxEX+)


Rhodes should re-brand her business as "SkankMart".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:01 AM (gP3UY)

162 BTW, regarding Ms. Nash.

The Colorado Alex Sex Ed Class would consist of making men repeat the following phrase:

"Never stick your dick in crazy."

And then I'd have the women repeat:

"I don't have a magic vagina."

Sorry girls, but you're never good enough in bed to convince him to change his life.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:01 AM (10ydV)

163 Heya Vendette : )

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 11, 2015 12:02 AM (kmtse)

164 The shit held on for thirty miles on the interstate. Then, the next day when I had my guys unload the truck, the damn tape took paint with it! Amazing stuff.
Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (VvCsn)

***

Try gaffers tape for good hold. Damn strong stuff, but will not take paint. It leaves a residue though.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 12:02 AM (cIoI4)

165 Glyptodonts were badasses, but they just don't get no respect. There were quite a few scary mammalian megafauna in the Tertiary.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM

Permian rules! I'm still waiting for the bloody Carnotaurs in a JP movie. Motherfuckers.

Posted by: otho at June 11, 2015 12:02 AM (tBSrv)

166 146 Everytime.



I usually get 4 nips of rum and they give me the whole can.



It makes the flying much more pleasureable.


Posted by: Kreplach at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM (VRdqG)





Makes sense. But without the rum?????
Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:57 PM (TEpA2)


--You want great service, even in coach? Do what I've done: if it's a major holiday, buy a nice gift like a set of chocolates that the crew can share. I had to fly on Christmas Day a few years ago, and brought along a set of Ghirardelli. I paid for the first one, but thereafter flight attendants were giving me freebie miniatures of booze and freely handing me soda for mixers. I'm a total believer in airplane karma.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:03 AM (bqxN5)

167 I'm a man
And I can change
If I have to
I guess
Posted by: Vendette at June

Amen Sista Canuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:03 AM (znRvO)

168
I'm a man
And I can change
If I have to
I guess
Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:00 AM (TEpA2)


A hilarious rejoinder on a billboard - http://tinyurl.com/p25htf9

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2015 12:03 AM (95CzI)

169 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2015 12:03 AM (95CzI)




Love it.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:04 AM (TEpA2)

170 111
In the U.K., there is no de facto right to self-defense, to the point
where stopping a rapist is considered worse than a woman being raped.

___

It is as Allah wills it infidel swine.

Posted by: Rotherham Muslim Spokesman at June 10, 2015 11:48 PM (5LOno)


So, in my last gig in internal audit, I had this very talented Filipina woman working for me who probably weighed 80 pounds soaking wet -- and I'm more than 80 pounds over my optimum weight. We had to do an audit on an English subsidiary of the client so we showed up the first day and set up in cubes -- and the staffers there were looking at me like I'd brought a 12-year-old girl along.

So, I went around and started to pull data and stack it up in her cube, and stacked, and stacked....until, in spots, it was actually higher than her head. And she started buzzing through it. At the end of that first day, we'd tested hundreds of transactions and found something like 15 clear violations of company policy.....and they were looking at her with actual fear in their eyes.


Anyway, at the end of that first visit, the director of the English subsidiary invited us to a social dinner and mentioned that you could only defend yourself in your own home with a chef's knife if you could prove that you were actually cooking when the assailant broke in. And my tiny auditor blurted out, "you're fucking kidding me."


Fortunately, the director and his wife began heartily laughing instead of taking offense. But, yeah....it's unimaginable to the average American.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

171 In her book, Tina Nash describes how she tried bravely to get on with life after being blinded. After she finished the book, she found a new boyfriend. He has just been sent to prison for assaulting her. O brave new world, that has such people in it!
***
At this point shouldn't you just ask your father to pick your boyfriends for you?
Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM

From what I've read she prolly doesn't know who her father is, or if so no relationship.

It's the evolution of the welfare state in the UK, same as here.

How do these people afford their lifestyles? There is no incentive for them to go to work apparently they can afford everything they want.

This is just so f...ed up.

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:05 AM (o/90i)

172 Amazon should only be allowed to sell berks that I approve of. I know what berks people ought to be reading. Ermagerd.

Posted by: Ursula K Legume at June 11, 2015 12:05 AM (F1Z8f)

173 Since we're on the rum & coke topic, here's something pleasant from a simpler time: The Andrews Sisters singing Rum & Coca-Cola https://youtu.be/zGxL2uNr7bk

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at June 11, 2015 12:06 AM (tgnRB)

174 Where does the tendency to begin every sentence with "So" fit into the catalogue of modern verbal ticks? I first noticed this with hedge fund manager Kyle Bass always starting the answer to every interview question with "So..", but over the years have come to see it all over the place.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge


Paralanguage. It's a common crutch for many to use things like "um" "ah" "er" "oh" as conversation starters or bridging thoughts.

Courses in public speaking have exercises to stop speakers from using them.

Toastmasters, a public speaking society, used to have a member act as the Wizard of "Ah"s. His job is to hit a bell or buzzer every time the speaker said "um" "ah" "er" etc. during a speech.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:06 AM (uctT+)

175 Asbestos glue? Or is that just cray cray? How's the pooch tonight?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
----------------------------
He's fat and happy as usual. Spoiled rotten brat.
oh! Speaking of brats, I thought of you while grilling today - had brats, pierogies & sauerkraut for dinner.

Dreamer is about a year old by now I think. No? She must be pretty big by now, judging by the size of those puppy paws

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:06 AM (VvCsn)

176 170 You never mentioned the most important part......was she hot?

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 11, 2015 12:06 AM (cY3jx)

177 @141

Dark Energy and Dark Matter are just physics shorthand for we don't know.

Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating?

Dark energy.

Why does gravity seem to behave unpredictably around large galactic cluster?

Dark Matter?

Posted by: Kreplach at June 11, 2015 12:07 AM (VRdqG)

178 Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:03 AM (bqxN5)




I'm flying in a couple weeks. May try this.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:07 AM (TEpA2)

179 There were quite a few scary mammalian megafauna in the Tertiary
--------------------

You rang?

Posted by: Smilodon at June 11, 2015 12:07 AM (F2IAQ)

180 Cthulhu,
Good Lord! I can't believe Ira was such a SOB to do that to you!

I expect Maetenloch to knock him/maybe a her out!!

Maetenloch has TB3K, if I'm not confusing letters to Troll a Killer but, I'm going with it was a man or maybe one who doesn't know if he's man, woman but is an A****!

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2015 12:07 AM (sj3Ax)

181
Toastmasters, a public speaking society, used to have a member act as the Wizard of "Ah"s. His job is to hit a bell or buzzer every time the speaker said "um" "ah" "er" etc. during a speech.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:06 AM (uctT+)


Sir Golfsalot bailed on TMs when every one of his attempts to speak sounded like an alarm clock going off, or so I heard.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2015 12:08 AM (95CzI)

182 As to NATO, I ain't so sure I'd support going to war over Turkey getting invaded (actually, no fucking way)...

But it doesn't matter what I think anyhow. TFG would send Putin another harshly worded letter if the Russkies took Poland. Samantha Power would give them a glare out her permanent resting bitch face, and that would be that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 12:08 AM (8/umi)

183 i believe duct tape actually did start out as duck tape.

Posted by: steinmetz at June 11, 2015 12:08 AM (CrYC8)

184 I'm a man
And I can change
If I have to
I guess
Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:00 AM (TEpA2)

A hilarious rejoinder on a billboard - http://tinyurl.com/p25htf9
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2015 12:03 AM (95CzI)


--Heh, isn't all that just a paraphrasing of (possibly apocryphally) Augustine of Hippo: "God, please make me a saint . . . but not yet"?

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:08 AM (bqxN5)

185 We're all stahz now. In the dope show.
And by "we're" I mean Sheila and I.

Posted by: Marilyn Mosby at June 11, 2015 12:09 AM (F1Z8f)

186
I would love to get some old school SF books.

No way to do that with modern bookstores.

Can Amazon do that?

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:09 AM (MDgS8)

187 ... that being said, remember:

if it bends it's funny, if it breaks it's not.

Posted by: steinmetz at June 11, 2015 12:09 AM (CrYC8)

188 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/608693096629579776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/608693617046204416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/608733188484157440

Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2015 12:09 AM (GrXXa)

189 Vendette! Ms Tammy! SMFH!

I been better, I been worse Niedermeyer. Still waiting to hear about 'ette dream job. Prayers appreciated.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:10 AM (Vm8WO)

190 170
But, yeah....it's unimaginable to the average American.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:04 AM (EzgxV)



Not for much longer. We are rapidly being driven in that direction.

You can own all the guns you want, but God help you if you ever use one in self-defense. You will be bankrupted legally, and driven into hiding.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2015 12:10 AM (sdi6R)

191
I don't think "duct tape" is used for ducts.

I think they use aluminum tape now.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:10 AM (MDgS8)

192 --and I hate being hit up to donate to the Red
Cross, even if it's ostensibly to help Houstonians. The IRC is as much a
charity as the Clinton Foundation.
Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2015 11:33 PM (bqxN5)
They call me multiple times a week to ask for a blood donation. I know the phone numbers. I know they sell my blood, so I give it directly to hospitals.
Posted by: Vendette at June 10, 2015 11:35 PM

It's been a long tradition in my family to NOT support the Red Cross. Ever since my grt uncle was charged for coffee by them in WW II.

I've heard excuses that the French govt made them do that, don't know, don't care.

They paid Lizzy Dole and others too much to head the organization. Why can't any of these groups find some rich volunteer to head them instead of paying millions?

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (o/90i)

193 Oh, and Mis Hum - accepted standard nowadays is the metal tape with a coating of mastic. I certainly doubt it has any asbestos in it, though.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (VvCsn)

194 Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:06 AM (VvCsn)

Your supper sounds awesome.

Dreamer turned 1 at end of April. He's been a teenage delinquent recently.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (znRvO)

195 Oh golly. Fussy, prissy, spoiled little OCD/yuppie James Lileks couldn't buy from a mattress store that brings the mattress and removes the old one? That's pretty much the minimum standard requirement around here. Or did he need to buy a left-handed, lavender-scented Scandinavian Dux mattress and they told him they don't like to get their hands dirty and now he's passive-aggressively whining about it?

At least he's not still writing about collecting matchbook covers. Or maybe he is, but at least no one's quoting him. Thank god.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (VWtoJ)

196 Anyway, at the end of that first visit, the director of the English subsidiary invited us to a social dinner and mentioned that you could only defend yourself in your own home with a chef's knife if you could prove that you were actually cooking when the assailant broke in. And my tiny auditor blurted out, "you're fucking kidding me."

Fortunately, the director and his wife began heartily laughing instead of taking offense. But, yeah....it's unimaginable to the average American.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:04 AM (EzgxV)


Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Posted by: I ♥ Castle Doctrine at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (7YlUk)

197 Paralanguage. It's a common crutch for many to use things like "um" "ah" "er" "oh" as conversation starters or bridging thoughts.

Courses in public speaking have exercises to stop speakers from using them.

Toastmasters, a public speaking society, used to have a member act as the Wizard of "Ah"s. His job is to hit a bell or buzzer every time the speaker said "um" "ah" "er" etc. during a speech.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:06 AM (uctT+)

--I fall prey to "uh" at times, but nothing is worse than "y'know."


[In my head]: No, we *don't* necessarily know; that's the reason we're listening to you!

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (bqxN5)

198 non-sequiturs r us.

Posted by: steinmetz at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (CrYC8)

199 As to NATO, I ain't so sure I'd support going to war over Turkey getting invaded (actually, no fucking way)...

But
it doesn't matter what I think anyhow. TFG would send Putin another
harshly worded letter if the Russkies took Poland. Samantha Power would
give them a glare out her permanent resting bitch face, and that would
be that.


Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 12:08 AM (8/umi)


And that, of course, reminds of the classical conundrum of military strategy: if Russia invaded Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM (gP3UY)

200 hey bbd : )

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 11, 2015 12:12 AM (kmtse)

201 >>179 There were quite a few scary mammalian megafauna in the Tertiary



None scarier than a teenage Vic.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 12:12 AM (y+ke8)

202 non-sequiturs r us.

I don't follow.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 11, 2015 12:13 AM (UVfht)

203 Oh golly. Fussy, prissy, spoiled little OCD/yuppie James Lileks couldn't buy from a mattress store that brings the mattress and removes the old one? That's pretty much the minimum standard requirement around here. Or did he need to buy a left-handed, lavender-scented Scandinavian Dux mattress and they told him they don't like to get their hands dirty and now he's passive-aggressively whining about it?

Posted by: A. Guy


He bought a mattress from the new sponsor of Ricochet, a internet mattress company is why, smartass.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:13 AM (uctT+)

204 Bebe! Prayers for your dream job.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:13 AM (10ydV)

205
NATO would have to go to war if Turkey was attacked.

It wouldn't be much of a war but there would be harsh words and some cruise missiles.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:14 AM (MDgS8)

206 If Lileks wants to get rid of the mattress, all he has to do is rape Emma Slutkowitch on it. Problem solved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (gP3UY)

207 The Clark County Sheriff (Clark county is ~70% of the state's population) issued an administrative notice that the old grandfathered in gun registration scheme will no longer be enforced due to a recently passed bill that eliminates such grandfathering.

Burn blue card, burn!

Posted by: I ♥ Castle Doctrine at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (7YlUk)

208 If any of you folks is the praying kind, could use a few for papamayhem. Having infection issues with dialysis. And his kidney doctor is an asshole. Anyway, thanks in advance!

Posted by: madamemayhem at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (WPm3x)

209 There are a lot of church's and synagogues that are helping Houston.

The part of town that was flooded is called Meyerland. It's mostly Jewish, and the Jewish Federation Of Greater Hpuston HQ are there. They have been providing assistance directly to the flooded homeowners since day one.

If you want to give money, give to them. Skip the Red Cross. They haven't done shit

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (zOTsN)

210 Hey bbd, if I don't catch her tonight let gushka know I red her horsey post. Very informative. Personally, I like the idea of pushing back Belmont a couple weeks or months. Gives the horses time to heal/recover, and lengthens the Triple Crown season for the casual fans.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (bqxN5)

211 Ice soccer tied 2-2.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (MDgS8)

212 He bought a mattress from the new sponsor of Ricochet, a internet mattress company is why, smartass.

***

Buy the big stuff from Sears.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (PMlgt)

213 A man only needs two items in his tool box. Duct tape and WD40. If it moves and it's not supposed to - Duct tape. If it doesn't move and it's supposed to - WD40.
I haz spoken!

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (9iR5/)

214 He bought a mattress from the new sponsor of Ricochet, a internet mattress company is why, smartass.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:13 AM (uctT+)


And that's an excuse exactly why? If they won't take away the old mattress, buy from somebody else. And don't whine about it in any case.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (VWtoJ)

215 Hi all
feeling better tonight, thankfully
How is everyone doing tonite

Posted by: chemjeff at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (2XMpf)

216 If any of you folks is the praying kind, could use a few for papamayhem. Having infection issues with dialysis. And his kidney doctor is an asshole. Anyway, thanks in advance!

Posted by: madamemayhem at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (WPm3x)


Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (7YlUk)

217 NATO would have to go to war if Turkey was attacked.

It wouldn't be much of a war but there would be harsh words and some cruise missiles.
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12

Don't forget the unarmed American advisors

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (znRvO)

218 I would love to get some old school SF books.

No way to do that with modern bookstores.

Can Amazon do that?
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:09 AM (MDgS


My lad...lass...dear prime number: You want to go to:
http://www.alibris.com/

It is like the Amazon of used books.

Or if you are cheap, go to
www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Science_Fiction_%28Bookshelf%29

Posted by: Kindltot at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (3pRHP)

219 Ice soccer tied 2-2.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (MDgS


You're an hour and a half behind.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (TEpA2)

220
heheheh eh heheh... "lengthens"... heheheh

Posted by: beavis at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (tBSrv)

221 180
Cthulhu,

Good Lord! I can't believe Ira was such a SOB to do that to you!



I expect Maetenloch to knock him/maybe a her out!!



Maetenloch has TB3K, if I'm not confusing letters to Troll a Killer
but, I'm going with it was a man or maybe one who doesn't know if he's
man, woman but is an A****!





Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2015 12:07 AM (sj3Ax)


I had lunch with a couple of the corporate IT guys today from the fiancee's work and they basically confirmed my intended solution and offered some glosses and extra tools. I'm just lucky that this happened now instead of ten years from now when I'd be slower and more senile.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:17 AM (EzgxV)

222 --I fall prey to "uh" at times, but nothing is worse than "y'know."


[In my head]: No, we *don't* necessarily know; that's the reason we're listening to you!

Posted by: logprof


We all use the fillers to some extent to soften speech or just announce our intent to make a point. And yeah, it can easily become a crutch.

In conversational Japanese, if you want to sound polite, it's required to use fillers to broach a new topic particularly when speaking in polite speech to elders, superiors, etc.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:17 AM (uctT+)

223 Hey bbd, if I don't catch her tonight let gushka know I red her horsey post. Very informative. Personally, I like the idea of pushing back Belmont a couple weeks or months. Gives the horses time to heal/recover, and lengthens the Triple Crown season for the casual fans.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (bqxN5)


Oooh, Logprof, do you have a link?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:18 AM (10ydV)

224 216 If any of you folks is the praying kind, could use a few for papamayhem. Having infection issues with dialysis. And his kidney doctor is an asshole. Anyway, thanks in advance!

Posted by: madamemayhem at June 1

My M-I-L is in the same boat. Prayers for the Pappy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:18 AM (znRvO)

225 It's been a long tradition in my family to NOT support the Red Cross. Ever since my grt uncle was charged for coffee by them in WW II.

My Dad had the same experience as a Marine in the Pacific. He really disliked them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 11, 2015 12:18 AM (W5DcG)

226 Prayers for the sick loved ones of the horde

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:19 AM (zOTsN)

227 If you want to give money, give to them. Skip the Red Cross. They haven't done shit
Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (zOTsN)

--Totally agree. I'd rather give to the bum holding the "Hey, I'm just going to use the money for beer" sign than the Red Cross.

The IRC's head makes six figures. The head of UNICEF has a personal car and driver and makes seven figures. The head of the Salvation Army? Makes minimum wage.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:19 AM (bqxN5)

228 204 Bebe! Prayers for your dream job.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:13 AM

Thanks Alex. The suspense is awful. I turned down another opportunity a month ago (it looked like hell job) because I go the unofficial heads up from dream job. But now, sorry for the delays they're all on us, we really really like you, will be in touch ASAP. I'm hoping its going to come through, it looks like a really fun place, is close to home and has a bar. I can mix manhattans for everyone!
I was hoping it would come through last month so I could try to go to NoVaMoMe, but no such luck.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:19 AM (Vm8WO)

229 Hello and goodnight.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 11, 2015 12:19 AM (Wo9OY)

230 MisHum,
Thank you for defending me by writing "Not Our Carol" the other night when ONT said something like " Carol has syphilises) iPad changed spelling & it doesn't look right, but I've never had it & do not care about spelling!

I sent you an email from iPhone & wrote that I would send pics I took this morning after 6 am.
I'll send pics now.

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2015 12:20 AM (sj3Ax)

231 Bebe,

It sounds like an awesome opportunity.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:20 AM (10ydV)

232 Hell, I bought a mattress from the oldest manufacturer in North America, a single-manufacturing location in a city 1200 miles away, and when it arrived, the company they contracted with to make the delivery TOOK THE OLD MATTRESS AWAY. It isn't rocket surgery, people. Whoever this internet mattress company is, they are apparently lagging behind a 120-year old manufacturer that, at least at the time of my purchase, still kept all of their customer files on 3 x 5 cards.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:20 AM (VWtoJ)

233 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 10, 2015 11:55 PM

Thanks for reposting that Patrick, I was just about to. Now I can go get another drink...

People need to know this sheet.

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:20 AM (o/90i)

234 Prayers sent, madam.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:20 AM (VvCsn)

235 No tertiary mammal was scarier than Wilma at "that time of the month".

All I could do was hit up the Water Buffalo Lodge and tie one on while chain smoking Winstons.....and pray......I could always pray.

Posted by: Fred Flinstone at June 11, 2015 12:21 AM (cY3jx)

236 I can mix manhattans for everyone!

I was hoping it would come through last month so I could try to go to NoVaMoMe, but no such luck.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:19 AM (Vm8WO)


Nearsider will pour Manhattans down his throat in your honor.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:21 AM (TEpA2)

237 214 He bought a mattress from the new sponsor of Ricochet, a internet mattress company is why, smartass.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:13 AM (uctT+)

And that's an excuse exactly why? If they won't take away the old mattress, buy from somebody else. And don't whine about it in any case.
Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (VWtoJ)


--There are plenty of college towns that would happily burn that mattress after winning or losing a big basketball or football game.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:21 AM (bqxN5)

238 209 If you want to give money, give to them. Skip the Red Cross. They haven't done shit
Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM

I got an email from Team Rubicon yesterday. They have 100 people on the ground in Texas, so thats another option.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:21 AM (Vm8WO)

239
Thank you Kindltot.

Thank you for calling me dear prime number. That was nice.



Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:21 AM (MDgS8)

240 Earlier in the thread I saw some posts about how the Red Cross sells donated blood, which brings to mind an interesting podcast i heard. It was the episode of Radiolab entitled "Blood". The last segment deals with the economics of blood banks and how money is made off of people donating for honorable reasons.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:21 AM (UnJ7w)

241 Jewish Federation was taking donations of water bedding clothes towels tarps, providing assistance for housing, you name it


The two old people who were rescued in a raft that capsized, and they drowned? Belonged to my synagogue. They Jewish community is taking care of it. We know people who lost everything

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:22 AM (zOTsN)

242 206
If Lileks wants to get rid of the mattress, all he has to do is rape Emma Slutkowitch on it. Problem solved.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM (gP3UY)


I was wondering why -- if he could get it out onto a sunporch -- he couldn't toss it over the side.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:23 AM (EzgxV)

243
I'm always an hour and a half behind.

Such is my lot.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:23 AM (MDgS8)

244 Hi Carol. Good to see you here on the ONT. So has the spring/summer treated your roses well?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:23 AM (znRvO)

245 Prayers on the way madamemayhem!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:23 AM (Vm8WO)

246 Blood does not store indefinitely.

Blood banks sell units at or near their expiration dates to researchers.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2015 12:24 AM (j5smH)

247 Oooh, Logprof, do you have a link?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:18 AM (10ydV)


--gushie posted it late in the ONT from last night.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:24 AM (bqxN5)

248 50 In her book, Tina Nash describes how she tried bravely to get on with life after being blinded. After she finished the book, she found a new boyfriend. He has just been sent to prison for assaulting her. O brave new world, that has such people in it!
***
At this point shouldn't you just ask your father to pick your boyfriends for you?
Posted by: 18-1 at June 10, 2015 11:34 PM (5LOno)


She doesn't have one. Mother on the dole all her life, multiple partners, multiple kids, state paying for it all. Seriously, one of the points the article makes is that the concept of "father" seems to be missing from her world. For her kids too.

Posted by: Rebecca's dad at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM (NfOMi)

249 I'm up to about a minute and a half out of fifteen. Until then, it's all Caitlyn all the time.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM (F1Z8f)

250 Good on team rubicon. Lots of demo. Prolly lots of sketchy contractors too

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM (zOTsN)

251 Blood does not store indefinitely.



Blood banks sell units at or near their expiration dates to researchers.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2015 12:24 AM (j5smH)



I have great blood, not exaggerating. It gets sold regardless.

And BBD? I've informed Nearsider that's he's downing Manhattans in your honor.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM (TEpA2)

252 Not team rubicon. Didn't mean that

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM (zOTsN)

253 Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2015 12:24 AM (j5smH)

True. From what I understand they also create a supply by telling the public that they are always low on blood supplies when in reality they have to sell the excess.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM (UnJ7w)

254 Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM (VWtoJ)

Okay, we get it -- you are not a fan of teh Lileks.

It's a humorous anecdote, but for you to see that you need a functioning humor gland. Now, sometimes you can reset the gland by pressing on it. It's located right next to the prostate.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (8/umi)

255 And now my idea of the day:

Counter-outrage machine.

So, the Left has its Twitterers and Tumblrinas that harass people out of public life every time they find some "microaggression" to whip themselves up into a lather over, maybe we need our own.

Of course, I'm not suggesting that we drive every Leftist out of public life (though I'd certainly be for showing them the door where Academia is concerned), but that such a group on our side be devoted to taking offense to others taking offense and driving the professional victims out of business with their own tactics.

Sauce for the goose, and whatnot.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (HalrA)

256 --There are plenty of college towns that would happily burn that mattress after winning or losing a big basketball or football game.

Posted by: logprof


Actually, burning a mattress makes a lot of sense.

You can collect the springs for use after Teh Burning Times.

Literally!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (uctT+)

257 I would love to get some old school SF books.

No way to do that with modern bookstores.

Can Amazon do that?

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 12:09 AM (MDgS


Amazon does offer used book options for some books. For a wider range of options, you can also check abebooks dot com and alibris dot com, both of which offer books sold by small book stores who choose to join their networks.

I rebuilt my entire SF library with old first or near-first edition paperbacks (Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Keith Laumer, etc.) using these sources. It was doing the research, searching and purchasing.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (VWtoJ)

258 HOOORDE

I'm finally home. I don't expect I'll be working at 0800 tomorrow. Now I need massive quantities of alcohol to dilute the massive quantity of caffeine in my blood.

So, let me get this straight: the Spaniards and the French are more warlike than the freaking Germans? We are truly through the looking glass now.

And in more important news, Vandy is going back to Omaha! Repeat baby, repeat!

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (e+1S5)

259 >>Prolly lots of sketchy contractors too----

Storm chaser whores

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:27 AM (znRvO)

260 Actually, burning a mattress makes a lot of sense.

You can collect the springs for use after Teh Burning Times.

Literally!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (uctT+)


The University of Maryland burned a whole bunch of mattresses the last time they won the NCAA Tournament.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:27 AM (TEpA2)

261 121 Blind chick might want to find a scrawny lesbian to shack up with and leave the beefy bad boys alone.
Posted by: NCKate at June 10, 2015

That sounds fishy
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 10, 2015 11:54 PM

Speaking of which...you catch catch any WI walleye lately? Them's good eatin.

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:27 AM (o/90i)

262 Well, I imagine blood banks can't anticipate demand.

Just pointing out that if the money from the sale is plowed back into the ehterprise, there's nothing wrong with that. Better than wasting the blood.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (j5smH)

263 Chemmie, glad you're feeling better.

Logprof, message sent.

Redcross: my next door neighbor was also a Marine in the Pacific. Same thing happened to him. PLUS they let my grandmother miscarry my dad's little brother when she hemorraghed in her 9th month, due to not being able to pay, even though she and my grandfather were both mega blood donors.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (Vm8WO)

264 230
MisHum,

Thank you for defending me by writing "Not Our Carol" the other
night when ONT said something like " Carol has syphilises) iPad changed
spelling it doesn't look right, but I've never had it do
not care about spelling!



I sent you an email from iPhone wrote that I would send pics I took this morning after 6 am.

I'll send pics now.

Posted by: Carol at June 11, 2015 12:20 AM (sj3Ax)


Oh -- and for everyone who I've swapped emails with in the past: my email addy is NOT fully under control. Treat all emails FROM me as from my attacker and do not send emails TO me. I understand that I'll be getting a sanitized copy of my email inbox next Tuesday night and I'll be able to contact individuals when I graft it onto the rump system I've got now.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

265 Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (e+1S5)

Flight back home better than last night's?

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (UnJ7w)

266 254 You forgot to mention it's more effective if he uses his head to do it.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (cY3jx)

267 Kafkatrapping: http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=2122

Posted by: self hating SJW at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (F1Z8f)

268 Not necessarily. An WNBA pro and her wife were arrested for a brawl

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (zOTsN)

269 I am O-, so it ought to be in my interest to donate blood, but I can't find a place to *sell* it. At least there are places I can sell plasma, so I may take that up again should I need quick $$$.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (bqxN5)

270 I believe my diuretic has worn off enough that it's safe to go to bed now.

Have a lovely evening, my groovy little babies.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (PMlgt)

271 1st ride on the outrage rodeo ....now that is writing!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 11, 2015 12:29 AM (0O7c5)

272 Nite NDH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:30 AM (znRvO)

273 2nd idea of the day.

A Constitutional amendment that allows the impeachment of any Federal official, appointed or elected, of any branch to be convened by a vote of 1/2 of the states, and carried by a 2/3 majority.

The only way we'd ever get it is with an ArtV convention, but the Impeachment Tribunals held after it would be good TV.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 11, 2015 12:30 AM (HalrA)

274 Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (j5smH)

Oh, not trying to start an argument I'm all for blood banks selling blood, it's just that the episode showed what happens behind the scenes. The business side if you will. It was very interesting.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:30 AM (UnJ7w)

275 Evening Farmer. Walleyes have been scarce. Panfish have been so so.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:31 AM (znRvO)

276 236 Nearsider will pour Manhattans down his throat in your honor.
Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:21 AM

they have to be what my dad called a proper manhattan: 2 parts whisky, 1 part sweet vermouth, 1/2 part dry vermouth, dash of bitters.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:31 AM (Vm8WO)

277 Well, I imagine blood banks can't anticipate demand.



Just pointing out that if the money from the sale is plowed back
into the ehterprise, there's nothing wrong with that. Better than
wasting the blood.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (j5smH)


Yes, but when you have rare blood you can eliminate the middleman.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:31 AM (TEpA2)

278 Well there's a blackout in my town.

Freaking electrical grid and power generation is a joke,

Posted by: Kreplach at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM (VRdqG)

279 Believe or not, at 48, I still don't know my blood type.
That's something I should probably know, huh?

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM (VvCsn)

280 Yes, but when you have rare blood you can eliminate the middleman.
Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:31 AM (TEpA2)


Or work with a blood broker who has connections into the vampire-American community.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM (pAlYe)

281 It's a humorous anecdote, but for you to see that you need a functioning humor gland. Now, sometimes you can reset the gland by pressing on it. It's located right next to the prostate.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (8/umi)


He has been telling exactly the same jokes in exactly the same style, just changing the nouns and verbs, for the last ten years or so. And in the meantime wearing me out with the tedious details of his silly life.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM (VWtoJ)

282 Freaking electrical grid and power generation is a joke,
Posted by: Kreplach
------------------

See? If you just had a micro-turbine, you wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Smugly ignorant ecotard at June 11, 2015 12:34 AM (F2IAQ)

283 And in the meantime wearing me out with the tedious details of his silly life.

Posted by: A. Guy


You are truly a martyr and a saint.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:34 AM (uctT+)

284 279 Believe or not, at 48, I still don't know my blood type.
That's something I should probably know, huh?
Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015

Yeah

I'm an A+

Unfortunately my grades were never close to that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:34 AM (znRvO)

285 >>>Blood banks sell units at or near their expiration dates to researchers.

Interesting.

Posted by: Vlad the Researcher at June 11, 2015 12:35 AM (F1Z8f)

286 Speaking of the previous thread, the South Park Queef Sisters episode is on now.


Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:35 AM (bqxN5)

287 251 And BBD? I've informed Nearsider that's he's downing Manhattans in your honor.
Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM

Damned no pic rule. I'd really like to see that!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:35 AM (Vm8WO)

288 they have to be what my dad called a proper
manhattan: 2 parts whisky, 1 part sweet vermouth, 1/2 part dry
vermouth, dash of bitters.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:31 AM (Vm8WO)


At the NoVaMoMee who knows what we'll get. But Nearsider knows (and I know) to drink in your honor.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:35 AM (TEpA2)

289 That's something I should probably know, huh?
Posted by: chi's
---------------------------

If that knowledge is necessary , your awareness of it won't matter.

Posted by: Smugly ignorant ecotard at June 11, 2015 12:35 AM (F2IAQ)

290 >>>Flight back home better than last night's?

Just a touch. Coming is always better than going, IYKWIM.

ATL actually has good airport food, and not just good for an airport. Spendy, but whatever, it's that or deep fried shit that will leave me miserable and wishing I dropped the extra $20 on real food.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 12:36 AM (e+1S5)

291 Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM (VWtoJ)

Let the record reflect that Brother A. Guy disapproves of Mr. Lileks' entire mattress strategy. Can I get a harrumph?

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 11, 2015 12:36 AM (pAlYe)

292 sheds eco-sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 12:36 AM (F2IAQ)

293 One might think so, if one were regularly to shoot nails through one's fingers.



I don't know mine, either. On the other hand, hospital blood custodians run your type each time they start to issue for you. You can have it tattooed in six-inch letters across your chest, but their procedure is to run the type for John Doe in room 213 before they start issuing to that patient in that room.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:36 AM (EzgxV)

294 254 You forgot to mention it's more effective if he uses his head to do it.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (cY3jx)


Ha ha, good one. One thing I forgot to mention: Lileks has his sycophantic fanbois who attack anyone who dares to speak ill of their #1 most favorite author EVAH!!! They are almost as annoying as he is. Watch out for those guys.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:37 AM (VWtoJ)

295 252 Not team rubicon. Didn't mean that
Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:25 AM

Heh, no worries, I knew what you meant. Maybe I should see if they need an accountant. Their HQ is a short commute for me.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:37 AM (Vm8WO)

296 Let the record reflect that Brother A. Guy disapproves of Mr. Lileks' entire mattress strategy. Can I get a harrumph?
Posted by: Maetenloch at June 11, 2015

Harrumph-Hurrah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:37 AM (znRvO)

297 Pretty active T-storm about 10-20 miles SW of me. Mostly inter-cloud lightning, as far as I can see. Faint rumble of distant thunder. Don't know if it will come this way. If we get a downpour of rain here, I'll go out and spark up the burn barrel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (gP3UY)

298 Dreamer turned 1 at end of April. He's been a teenage delinquent recently.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:11 AM

I hoping for 5 month old Kahlua to turn into a teenage delinquent! Maybe she will stop tearing stuff up.

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (o/90i)

299 281
It's a humorous anecdote, but for you to see that you need a
functioning humor gland. Now, sometimes you can reset the gland by
pressing on it. It's located right next to the prostate.



Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (8/umi)



He has been telling exactly the same jokes in exactly the same
style, just changing the nouns and verbs, for the last ten years or so.
And in the meantime wearing me out with the tedious details of his
silly life.





Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM (VWtoJ)


*sniff?*

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

300 I think the sidebar nailed down LeGuin pretty well: she's unhappy with how many used books Amazon sells. Look, I'm an author and I need people to buy my books for me to make money. But I buy used books because they cost a fraction as much and read just as well.

Sorry, other authors, but I am not a wealthy man and can't afford the hardbound deluxe editions of your books I'd prefer to have. A 1.99 used paperback copy with a torn corner is all I can afford. Yes, that means you make no money from my sale Ursula LeGuin. But it means I get to read.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (39g3+)

301 No word yet whether or not Amtrak was involved...

Shark dies in crash on I-95 in FL during transport to Coney Island...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (uctT+)

302 Blood type can be determined pretty quick these days.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (TEpA2)

303 292 sheds eco-sock
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 12:36 AM (F2IAQ)

Did you do that or was it my terrorist dog?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (znRvO)

304 >>>Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM

I bet you're a real hit at parties.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 12:39 AM (e+1S5)

305 ATL actually has good airport food, and not just good for an airport. Spendy, but whatever, it's that or deep fried shit that will leave me miserable and wishing I dropped the extra $20 on real food.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 12:36 AM (e+1S5)


I usually grab something from the PF Chang's. Expensive as heck, but it doesn't leave me with an upset stomach for the rest of my flight.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:39 AM (10ydV)

306 Eat

Pray

Queef

Posted by: The Queef Sisters at June 11, 2015 12:39 AM (bqxN5)

307 Lileks is brilliant and uses words in a way I can only sit and envy. Anyone can not like the guy but to say he's some repetitive hack is just ignorant.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:39 AM (39g3+)

308 Current wind speed is around 2mph

So that turbine is going to do jack squat nothing.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 11, 2015 12:40 AM (VRdqG)

309 Now that I'm retired, I won't fly anywhere. I'll drive thank you very much. Besides, it gives me time to just poke around some very interesting places.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 12:40 AM (9iR5/)

310 Did you do that or was it my terrorist dog?
Posted by: Misanthropic
------------

'shed', MH..., not 'shred'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 12:40 AM (F2IAQ)

311 I hoping for 5 month old Kahlua to turn into a teenage delinquent! Maybe she will stop tearing stuff up.
Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:38

Tearing, chewing & digging arrgh
I understand the 5 month old thing 14 months is another

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:41 AM (znRvO)

312 293 One might think so, if one were regularly to shoot nails through one's fingers.

Cthulhu
----------------------------
50,000 comedians are out of work in this country, and you're cracking jokes? Shameless.
(But pretty fucking funny)

And YOU of all people, btw, probably fainted when you read that story of a nail going through my finger!

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:41 AM (VvCsn)

313 You are truly a martyr and a saint.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 12:34 AM (uctT+)


Not really. I stopped reading him years ago, around the same time I learned to buy bulky stuff from companies that both deliver and pick up.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:41 AM (VWtoJ)

314 300 I think the sidebar nailed down LeGuin pretty well: she's unhappy with how many used books Amazon sells. Look, I'm an author and I need people to buy my books for me to make money. But I buy used books because they cost a fraction as much and read just as well.

Sorry, other authors, but I am not a wealthy man and can't afford the hardbound deluxe editions of your books I'd prefer to have. A 1.99 used paperback copy with a torn corner is all I can afford. Yes, that means you make no money from my sale Ursula LeGuin. But it means I get to read.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:38 AM (39g3+)


--Bought a Tome Wolfe hardcover, new, from Dollar Tree a few days ago.

Just gotta pick your hunting grounds well.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:41 AM (bqxN5)

315 ...and in the role of tonight's professional shit disturber, we have Mr. A. Guy.

Posted by: Bob in Houston at June 11, 2015 12:41 AM (b7AU3)

316 >>>I usually grab something from the PF Chang's. Expensive as heck, but it doesn't leave me with an upset stomach for the rest of my flight.

I saw that, but I used to live two miles from one, so I went to some sushi place, not sure the name, something with South in it (natch). Got a roll with anchovies and kimchi apples and a sandwich with meatloaf and a fried egg.

Plus a few $15 Old Fashioneds that were enough to keep me buzzed until I got to the car.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 12:43 AM (e+1S5)

317 We all use the fillers to some extent to soften speech or just announce our intent to make a point. And yeah, it can easily become a crutch.

Old trick that President Obama never learned, or thought sounded too academic, is to say nothing at all when you're stuck or thinking, just pause. It makes you seem deep and thoughtful, and is actually dramatic. Takes a while to get used to and in conversation rude or impatient people will start talking to fill the silence out of nerves or confusion sometimes, but it works well for public speaking.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:43 AM (39g3+)

318 312
293 One might think so, if one were regularly to shoot nails through one's fingers.



Cthulhu

----------------------------

50,000 comedians are out of work in this country, and you're cracking jokes? Shameless.

(But pretty fucking funny)



And YOU of all people, btw, probably fainted when you read that story of a nail going through my finger!

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:41 AM (VvCsn)


I have to admit, I was a bit queasy -- and it reinforced the story you had told me when I visited about supergluing some other wound. I try to avoid such things.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

319 BTW, when was the last time anyone here had an entire can of pop/soda/Coke offered to you on an airplane?

Never when I flew. They'd pour it out for me and hand me the cup. Something about not wanting loose cans lying around the plane, it makes sense, really.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:44 AM (39g3+)

320 Is the crazy feminist going after McCain the one who claimed to have been raped 3 times during her freshman year of college?

Because, honestly, at that point I think we start blaming the victim.

Posted by: Lauren at June 11, 2015 12:45 AM (MYCIw)

321 Piggie crash in Ohio. Shark crash in Florida.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 11, 2015 12:45 AM (W5DcG)

322 It's trash day, so I've got to do a quick run around -- brb.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

323 305 I usually grab something from the PF Chang's. Expensive as heck, but it doesn't leave me with an upset stomach for the rest of my flight.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 11, 2015 12:39 AM

My last 3 work trips to London, I got the dinner salad to go from CPK and broke it out when the flight attendants started to serve dinner. Circumvented the upset stomach very well.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:45 AM (Vm8WO)

324 --Bought a Tome Wolfe hardcover, new, from Dollar Tree a few days ago.



Just gotta pick your hunting grounds well.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:41 AM (bqxN5)


"Tome" Wolfe? He writes thick books. Good to know.

Posted by: Amalgamated Brotherhood of Short-leg Table Carpenters at June 11, 2015 12:45 AM (gP3UY)

325 296
Harrumph-Hurrah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:37 AM (znRvO)


Well, who can argue with *that*?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 11, 2015 12:46 AM (l3LvV)

326 Of course, I'm not suggesting that we drive every Leftist out of public life (though I'd certainly be for showing them the door where Academia is concerned), but that such a group on our side be devoted to taking offense to others taking offense and driving the professional victims out of business with their own tactics.

Sauce for the goose, and whatnot.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 11, 2015 12:26 AM (HalrA)


Basically, what /b/ used to do before M00tikins sold out to the SJWs via Honey trap...

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 11, 2015 12:46 AM (7YlUk)

327 Current wind speed is around 2mph

So that turbine is going to do jack squat nothing.
Posted by: Kreplach
---------------

Only a racist would say that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 12:46 AM (F2IAQ)

328 Bought a Tome Wolfe hardcover, new, from Dollar Tree a few days ago.

I got a Bernard Cornwell book there once, yeah. They pickings are spare but you can find some gems. I have seriously considered buying copies of my books and seeding the local Dollar Tree stores. They don't have any UPC reader, so you can guerrilla market their shelves still.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:47 AM (39g3+)

329 If any of you folks is the praying kind, could use a few for papamayhem. Having infection issues with dialysis. And his kidney doctor is an asshole. Anyway, thanks in advance!
Posted by: madamemayhem at June 11, 2015 12:15 AM

Prayers sent. My Mom was on dialysis for several yrs before her death. Tough row to hoe and you need to keep an eye on the docs and all personnel involved.

Best wishes.

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:47 AM (o/90i)

330 >>
I have to admit, I was a bit queasy -- and it reinforced the story you had told me when I visited about supergluing some other wound. I try to avoid such things.
---------

Superglue also works on chainsaw wounds to a big toe. Or so I've been told

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:47 AM (znRvO)

331 okay kids, keep it under control, I'm going to bed
night all

Posted by: chemjeff at June 11, 2015 12:47 AM (2XMpf)

332 A positive.

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:47 AM (zOTsN)

333 Because, honestly, at that point I think we start blaming the victim.
Posted by: Lauren
------

That's the one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 12:48 AM (F2IAQ)

334 O/T - I haven't seen you guys for a couple of weeks. Mrs. Old Blue and I have started the annual bowling tournament swing. In Vegas for six days to bowl a Senior Tournament and had a great time. Drove to Reno for the National Mixed, I was able to bowl Team, but then I had an A-fib episode with my heart and couldn't bowl Doubles/Singles. The wife bowled the Women's National Tournament and did pretty well in Singles, she should at least get a small check.
We're home for three days and then it's off to El Paso for the National Open Tournament. I'll be bowling about twelve to fourteen games over three days, and I hope to do well. Scores are low this year because it's a difficult oil pattern.
I'll be glad when it's over. Today we drove from Wendover, Nevada to Denver. About nine hours, but I'm glad to be home. I'm also glad I had the foresight to stock up on beer before I left. I'm on my fourth.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 12:48 AM (9iR5/)

335 "BTW, when was the last time anyone here had an entire can of pop/soda/Coke offered to you on an airplane? "

The last time I remember getting a full can of coke offered to me was back when domestic flights offered in flight meals. So...15 years ago?

I've gotten a full can by asking for it more recently, but I'm 99.9% sure it was already opened for me. I think they just poured the drink into my cup and then left the can with me.

Posted by: Lauren at June 11, 2015 12:48 AM (MYCIw)

336 Blerg!

Posted by: Weirddave at June 11, 2015 12:48 AM (NfOMi)

337 Lauren!!!!



Baby is behaving?

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:48 AM (TEpA2)

338 Lileks is brilliant and uses words in a way I can only sit and envy. Anyone can not like the guy but to say he's some repetitive hack is just ignorant.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:39 AM (39g3+)


Aaand...here come the Lileks fans, starting with the ad hominems. His humor is extremely repetitive. Sorry that you don't agree with me, but it's a fact.

In a way, he reminds me of Walter Winchell and Herb Caen, both of whom wrote in exactly the same style for about a million years. You either get tired of it or you don't, I guess. I did.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:49 AM (VWtoJ)

339 Weirddave, how goes the house selling?

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:49 AM (TEpA2)

340 Nails through fingers, my nephew's father-in-law shot his thumb with a staple gun. On the pad side is a deep dent and through the nail... two spikes of the staple. Very cringeworthy and I have no doubt very excruciating.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:49 AM (39g3+)

341 On the diet Coke muslim, Bill O'keefe made a good point. The lady uses language that a native english speaker does not use in today's vernacular. She claimed an older passenger told her to stfu you "moslem". Now to call an individual a "moslem" is correct but an old way of saying muslim. This seems like something a foreign speaker might say. Point being she made up the whole thing.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:49 AM (UnJ7w)

342 "
Baby is behaving?"

So far! She gave me some issues today and I thought I was going to have to go get checked out, but everything has calmed down now. I'm just hoping to make it another week and a half to avoid NICU time. Come on 36 weeks...

Posted by: Lauren at June 11, 2015 12:50 AM (MYCIw)

343 Superglue also works on chainsaw wounds to a big toe. Or so I've been told

Superglue was created as a battlefield quick bandage so its not surprising that would work well. I'm not sure why they didn't keep using it for that, it is an excellent way to bind wounds up.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:51 AM (39g3+)

344 In a way, he reminds me of Walter Winchell and Herb
Caen, both of whom wrote in exactly the same style for about a million
years. You either get tired of it or you don't, I guess. I did.

Posted by: A. Guy at June 11, 2015 12:49 AM (VWtoJ)


We feel for you, Guy. The world would be a better place if Lileks did fart jokes.

Posted by: Amalgamated Brotherhood of Short-leg Table Carpenters at June 11, 2015 12:51 AM (gP3UY)

345 Okay, you don't like Lileks and some of us do. Now what?

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:52 AM (UnJ7w)

346 So far! She gave me some issues today and I
thought I was going to have to go get checked out, but everything has
calmed down now. I'm just hoping to make it another week and a half to
avoid NICU time. Come on 36 weeks...

Posted by: Lauren at June 11, 2015 12:50 AM (MYCIw)


My sister and I each mooned the doctor at 35 weeks or so. We had no shame.

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 12:53 AM (TEpA2)

347 Ironically, I first heard of James Lileks when I picked up a book at a dollar store 20 something years ago.

"Falling Up The Stairs"

I remember nothing about the book other than it was hilarious. I need to find a copy and re-read it someday.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:53 AM (Y5oz1)

348 I have no idea if blood banks actually pursue this policy, but IMO O- should be reserved solely for other O-, since we can accept no other type. Use O+ for everybody else.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 12:53 AM (bqxN5)

349 >> Is the crazy feminist going after McCain the one who claimed to have been raped 3 times during her freshman year of college?

She's not really there for the classes...

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 12:53 AM (8/umi)

350 oh man, no sign yet of 'the guy", and somebody has to get all bent out of shape about lileks? Maybe I should just go make myself a big 'ol manhatta, hit T9 & pass out. yeesh. chill out people.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:53 AM (Vm8WO)

351 Now to call an individual a "moslem" is correct but
an old way of saying muslim. This seems like something a foreign speaker
might say. Point being she made up the whole thing.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:49 AM (UnJ7w)


Well, it wasn't me on that plane. She'd have been called "mohammedan" (which they positively hate), or "goatfucker", depending on how pissed-off I was.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (gP3UY)

352 Blogger NotquiteunBuckley said...
I'll tort the cunt out of you.

All.

6/10/15, 11:35 PM

I had to say that at Althouse couse because caisercpursers/////

Posted by: twoslaps at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (UaZ2e)

353 What's T9?

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (UnJ7w)

354 Don't forget the unarmed American advisors
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:16 AM

Are you really Valerie Jarret?

Nerevermind I met you, you look too much like the whitebread Midwestern ciswhateverwe are to be the real Valerie.

Or was that just a clever disguise?

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (o/90i)

355 >>>BTW, when was the last time anyone here had an entire can of pop/soda/Coke offered to you on an airplane?

You can get one if you ask. And if you're nice. And if they have enough to spare one. If you're some shrieking harpy, you might be disappointed.

I usually do, to mix with the airplane bottles I brought through security instead of paying $8 for one on board (hell, I can buy toothpaste when I land)

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (e+1S5)

356 I find you cannot argue some one into agreeing with you on something that is a matter of taste, mr A Guy. Like demanding they love the color blue or red.

At some point a person should ask themselves why it is so important to them that people agree with them on matters of taste

Maybe it's their problem

Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:55 AM (zOTsN)

357 Old trick that President Obama never learned, or thought sounded too academic, is to say nothing at all when you're stuck or thinking, just pause. It makes you seem deep and thoughtful, and is actually dramatic. Takes a while to get used to and in conversation rude or impatient people will start talking to fill the silence out of nerves or confusion sometimes, but it works well for public speaking.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:43 AM (39g3+)


Spot on. It's a sales tactic too. I try not to be a "salesman", but I'm familiar with the tools of the trade, and that's one I use to devastating effect.

Once we've gone through everything, and the choice seems obvious to both the client and I, but they won't commit, I say "So is that what you want to do then?"

AND THEN I SHUT THE FUCK UP. And I sit there. And I look politely at them. And I wait for an answer. And I wait. And I wait. John Phillip Sousa could march by with a full marching band playing The Stars and Stripes Forever, and I'd just be sitting there. Smiling. Polite. Meek, even. Just waiting for the client's answer.

You would not believe the pressure silence generates.

Posted by: Weirddave at June 11, 2015 12:55 AM (WvS3w)

358 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (gP3UY)


"Mohammendan", now that's old school. I'm usually called sand n***er or raghead, but in jest.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:56 AM (UnJ7w)

359 Rubio has a pool?

Has American Bridge not yet informed the NYT of such luxuriant accommodations?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at June 11, 2015 12:56 AM (TqyFL)

360 350 oh man, no sign yet of 'the guy", and somebody has to get all bent out of shape about lileks? Maybe I should just go make myself a big 'ol manhatta, hit T9 pass out. yeesh. chill out people.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:53 AM (Vm8WO)


Spoken like a true longbow-lovin' pollock fanboi. :-)

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 11, 2015 12:57 AM (pAlYe)

361 Ironically, I first heard of James Lileks when I picked up a book at a dollar store 20 something years ago.

His funniest book I think is The Gallery of Regrettable Food from old cookbooks. Interior Desecrations is pretty good too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:57 AM (39g3+)

362 I'm back. Anyone miss me? Anyone banned?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

363 Or was that just a clever disguise?
Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (o/90i)

What you saw was the authentic cheesehead

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 12:57 AM (znRvO)

364 353 What's T9?
Posted by: Arson Wells

the chat room after we all got banned from small celdaon balls

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 12:58 AM (Vm8WO)

365 What's T9?

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 12:54 AM (UnJ7w)

Table 9 chat site. This link should get you there: http://table9chat.blogspot.ca/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:58 AM (gP3UY)

366 You would not believe the pressure silence generates.

Some people are terrified by silence. Me, I find it comforting. I could go days without saying a word.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:59 AM (39g3+)

367 Look, hating (with Irish accent) the great Americans such as Iris Dement and Gram Parsons, how 'bout contributin'?

Um... Errrrrr.

Sorry. I got to contributive more good and less bad.

Because Jesus.

Posted by: twoslaps at June 11, 2015 12:59 AM (UaZ2e)

368 Everyone likes their own poison, but I've been a buyer/seller of used books for a lot of years. I use biblio.com for hard-to-find items. My first stop for common used books is ABE's free shipping web site, then on to ABE's regular site if no free shipping available. You can often buy off of ABE's free shipping site for less than the normal shipping cost alone.

Example: 'The Last 100 Days' (used) at ABE free shipping, is $3.47. The least expensive at Amazon is $7.15

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 01:01 AM (F2IAQ)

369 Thunder B.

My email is in my nic. Drop me a line. I'm always glad to help out my fellow locals, when and as I can.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:01 AM (RzZOc)

370 Table 9 chat site. This link should get you there: http://table9chat.blogspot.ca/
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:58 AM (gP3UY)

Do I have to go? I just got here

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 01:02 AM (UnJ7w)

371 Just returned from two weeks in S. America visiting my wife's family. I mostly didn't read news, especially political blogs. Coming back after a break like that it always hits me, now more than ever, how insane our politics has become. The news and narrative is so out of synch with reality it surprises we are not in a bloody civil war yet. At least the poor in S. America have some legitamate complaints about their lot in life, even if you disagree with their socialist leaders and solutions. In this country you have privileged white women, protected preferenced minorities, poor recieving enormous subsidies, gays worshipped by the media and numerous other groups all complain of oppression and demanding justice and more govt. benefits. It is absolutely surreal to observe after you get away for a few days.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at June 11, 2015 01:02 AM (0vsws)

372 365 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 12:58

Argggghhhhhh. I didn't give the addy on purpose, so the asshat wouldn't see it and go there and bother rose!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 01:03 AM (Vm8WO)

373 Cooth posts because Maet stands athwart trolls yelling, "BANNED!"

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 01:03 AM (TEpA2)

374 ABE works well because they have British booksellers as well, and a lot of authors that are hard to find or expensive in America, England has pretty cheap and vice versa. It costs a lot less to ship books over than I guessed too. So far the quality has always been good for me.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 01:03 AM (39g3+)

375 Superglue

Christopher Taylor beat me to the battlefield fact. Yes, that's where it originated.

Gross fact:
As you can imagine, Stevie Ray Vaughan had calluses like Monica Lewinsky's knees.
So thick they would sometimes tear his entire fingerprint off during a show if he was really jammin'. He would go backstage, superglue it back on, then come back out a wail away on the Strat for another hour.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:05 AM (Y5oz1)

376 369
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:01 AM (

Jim, how is the foot doing?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:07 AM (znRvO)

377 ABE works well because they have British booksellers as well, and a lot of authors that are hard to find or expensive in America, England has pretty cheap and vice versa. It costs a lot less to ship books over than I guessed too. So far the quality has always been good for me.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor
------------------

Heh, my last purchase had a British Airways ticket stub tucked in it. The book, 'The Forgotten Soldier' was printed in England.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 01:07 AM (F2IAQ)

378 The two old people who were rescued in a raft that capsized, and they drowned? Belonged to my synagogue. They Jewish community is taking care of it. We know people who lost everything
Posted by: ThunderB at June 11, 2015 12:22 AM (zOTsN)

Can you post a link where people could help?

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 01:08 AM (o/90i)

379 373 Cooth posts because Maet stands athwart trolls yelling, "BANNED!"
Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 01:03 AM

Not a bad guy to have in your corner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:08 AM (znRvO)

380 Should call it a night. Good night, everyone, and good morning to everyone who reads this in the morning!

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 01:10 AM (TEpA2)

381 353 What's T9?

Posted by: Arson Wells
----------------------------
That's shorthand for Tangerine around these parts.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:10 AM (Y5oz1)

382 Nite Vendette, you 'ette

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:11 AM (znRvO)

383 MH. It's elevated in an ice pack right now.

The g/f had us on an Alaskan cruise last week. Went okay at first, ended up in walking cast by the third day out.

Thirty hour trip getting home.

Just. Shoot. Me. Now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:11 AM (RzZOc)

384 I read two of Ursula's books when I was in junior high. The first 2 Earthsea books. I tried reading the third one but it couldn't keep me. The series was turned into a movie/miniseries on SYFY a number of years ago and was on Netflix, might still be. The movie wasn't that great but they used only the first 2 books as a source so that's telling me something about the rest anyways. I did like the first 2 though and looking back think they were pretty much Harry Potter before Rowling ever put pen to paper.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2015 01:11 AM (zt+N6)

385 mmmm, Wild Turkey 101 mixed with Barq's.

After this tallboy, down to the cheap Val-U-Rite rum swill.

btw, I notice Maet didn't mention the War of Northern Aggression; them Kentuckians was always a mixed lot.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 01:12 AM (8/umi)

386 373
Cooth posts because Maet stands athwart trolls yelling, "BANNED!"


Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 01:03 AM (TEpA2)


It has been important to me that I've kept in contact with my friends even as I scrapped 11 of my most-used computers, burned my network devices back to the wall, totally silenced emails, cutoff online accounts, and gave up control of my contacts to a forensics guy.

Not all of that has involved Maet. But, along the way, I have become increasingly impressed at the breadth and depth of the roles that Pixy and Maet fill in this odd little world. As we used to say in haiku threads: there's a lotta loose shit out there.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

387 NIte Vendette!

I'm turning in to. Slan anois

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 01:12 AM (Vm8WO)

388 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:11 AM (RzZOc

Bummer. However keep the ice on your foot not just in your drink ;D

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:12 AM (znRvO)

389 I know Berserker doesn't come round much anymore, but if he's lurking, he'll appreciate this: I put Alestorm on my Pandora list after he posted a link a while back.

The other day, Cougar came in from the garage gym singing "we are here, to drink your beer, and steal your rum at the point of a gun"

It was pretty hot.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 01:13 AM (e+1S5)

390 I liked the Earthsea books quite a bit, but that's all I've read of her. Watched a really trippy 70s movie made from Lathe of Heaven that was solid sci fi.

That's shorthand for Tangerine around these parts.

Its a website, large as a tangerine

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 01:13 AM (39g3+)

391 Argggghhhhhh. I didn't give the addy on purpose, so the asshat wouldn't see it and go there and bother rose!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 11, 2015 01:03 AM (Vm8WO)


Sorry bebe. But the asshat knows how to do a Web search, so not posting the link might cost him 30 seconds of extra time, if he were of a mind to attack T9.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 01:13 AM (gP3UY)

392 Weirddave, how goes the house selling?

Tough! We've received dozens of offered contracts, but we're holding out for yours. Can you get it to us quick, these people won't stop calling!

Serious answer: Tough! Our offer on the new house was accepted, but we have to get the old one sold first. We're not quite to the listing it stage, we're at the clean-paint-vacuum-put 1/2 of what you own in storage to stage better-fix that shit you've been letting slide-stage. We should be almost ready to list by Sunday, we're leaving for Mexico on vacation Monday early AM.

So that's not going to happen until we get back.

Plus we've had the following in the past 10 days:

Gingy's car went tits up, turned out to be the main computer: $1800 to fix

Our third car, the pickup went down: $375 to fix

The remodel of the downstairs from before all this shit came due: $1200

The basement decided to leak like a sieve, that's being fixed tomorrow: $3500

That's not counting movers, painters or landscape men. Get the picture? I'm getting fleeced like a sheep at Rhinebeck, and none of it is for the house that I really wanted, my lifelong dream house. We're just moving into another development. A nicer one, but it's a lateral move, not a move up. I thought this would be my opportunity to land the forever house, but it's just the "lot nicer" house. Oh well, something to work towards. Again. I thought I'd done that. *sigh*

Posted by: Weirddave at June 11, 2015 01:13 AM (WvS3w)

393 379
373 Cooth posts because Maet stands athwart trolls yelling, "BANNED!"

Posted by: Vendette at June 11, 2015 01:03 AM



Not a bad guy to have in your corner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:08 AM (znRvO)


A great guy to just have around -- in your corner or no.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

394 Another vote for ABE when buying obscure books on paper.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 01:14 AM (noWW6)

395 Oh -- and for everyone who I've swapped emails with in the past: my email addy is NOT fully under control. Treat all emails FROM me as from my attacker and do not send emails TO me. I understand that I'll be getting a sanitized copy of my email inbox next Tuesday night and I'll be able to contact individuals when I graft it onto the rump system I've got now.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

Thanks, good to know. Sorry to hear this isn't over yet.

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 01:14 AM (o/90i)

396 Ice? IN MY DRINK?

Repent, you heathen! Repent!

(Bourbon, neat)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:15 AM (RzZOc)

397 Some people are terrified by silence. Me, I find it comforting. I could go days without saying a word.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 12:59 AM (39g3+)


We would stare at each other until we both died of thirst.

Posted by: Weirddave at June 11, 2015 01:15 AM (WvS3w)

398 >>>even as I scrapped 11 of my most-used computers

I don't think I've owned 11 computers in my life. Certainly not more than one at a time. Maybe two, while I get my porn collection important files transferred over.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 01:17 AM (e+1S5)

399 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:15 AM (RzZOc)

Nothing like a Bookers with a drop of spring water to open it up. 127 proof of Heaven.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 01:18 AM (UnJ7w)

400 I like ice in my tea. After its sat in a glass gallon jar in the sun a few hours with the teabags in filtered water. Lemons optional.

I can't drink anything with caffeine in it any more so I have to just remember those days when Grandma Gerry made sun tea. I had a good childhood.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 11, 2015 01:18 AM (39g3+)

401 That's shorthand for Tangerine around these parts.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:10 AM (Y5oz1)




I'm assuming you meant Tango Nine. Anyone heard from him lately?

Posted by: Country Singer at June 11, 2015 01:18 AM (nL0sw)

402 Posted by: Weirddave at June 11, 2015 01:13 AM (WvS3w)

Sorry to hear about the financial set backs. As far as the house goes. Being human without some goals is shorting yourself.

I love the house we are in. It's not a dream house but after some bad shit we are really happy. Hope to be moved out on a gurney or pine box.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:19 AM (znRvO)

403 Evening everybody.

And sorry to hear about your continuing travails. cthulhu.

Posted by: Blano at June 11, 2015 01:20 AM (heN73)

404 Believe or not, at 48, I still don't know my blood type.
That's something I should probably know, huh?
Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 12:32 AM

Just maybe. Does Tucker know?

Posted by: ER resonders to the dufuss that didn't know his blood type at June 11, 2015 01:20 AM (o/90i)

405 It takes a cottage. cheese.

Posted by: goon at June 11, 2015 01:21 AM (gy5kE)

406 *sniff*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:21 AM (3F6F8)

407 I have never heard of this Tango Eight + 1 person. Tangerine is legendary in these pages though.

One never tires of reading of his midnight harvests of the forbidden fruits.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:21 AM (RzZOc)

408 Please forgive me Jim from Galveston

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:22 AM (znRvO)

409 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:21 AM (RzZOc)



I must have missed something somewhere along the line...

Posted by: Country Singer at June 11, 2015 01:23 AM (nL0sw)

410
* T9 - TangoNine? long/somewhat lost AOSHQ commenter?

* Free riders - the free-rider problem is central to almost all our ills. Recall using the "free rider" term inmemos regarding NATO allies more than 20 years ago. One acute personal concern here is direct personal knowledge of like-minded, very good people in NATO (and non-NATO) countries who seethe as much as many of us do at the moral inversion, cowardice, and irresponsibility of their countries/societies/govts. South Korean, Bulgarian, and Portuguese officers. Each of them as motivated to be there as I was - and several of them also opting for double helpings, and having to connive to get there in the first place. These guys are the most literal definition of "allies".

A good friend present in southern Iraq at the time can describe the intense competition/skulduggery Polish officers engaged in to stay longer - as serving alongside the USMC, in a war, pretty much exceeded any possible measurement of prestige, gratification, and excitement for a Polish officer. (I can only imagine the fury and humiliation of Spanish military personnel in Iraq when their country pathetically, histrionically, surrendered to idiotic terrorism after the Madrid train bombings)

So, free-ridership - gigantic disastrous problem. But underneath, an incredibly vexing, even infuriating reality of other people with a clue, trapped in countries unworthy of their sense and virtue.



Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 01:23 AM (QDnY+)

411 I'm not afraid of bright spots on Ceres. I'm afraid of crashed alien spaceships, Ursula!

Posted by: goon at June 11, 2015 01:23 AM (gy5kE)

412 * flips open the saftey cover on the switch that blows the lid off of the TB3K silo *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 01:24 AM (F2IAQ)

413 "Gingy's car went tits up, turned out to be the main computer: $1800 to fix"

Might be useful as a public service to broadcast the make and model.

One of Torque's Car Buying Tips is to buy the least heavily computerized vehicle you can find.

Seriously, some vehicles these days are just insane with the stuff, and when the electrons get tangled up and start falling over one another, expect cosmologically sized repair bills.

I have a vague memory here about someone with a Saab who changed out their own headlight, and then had to pay a couple of hundred bucks to have a dealership service tech register the new headlight with the car's various computers. (Imagine the fun now that there are no more Saab dealers.)

One of my neighbors used to drive a classic diesel Mercedes. The sum total of the electrical systems on the car: radio, lights, wipers, heater blower, fuel pump, starter, glow plugs. Not a single bit of it digital or electronic. All these subsystems are independent of one another. That damn thing will still be around and driveable in the year 2050.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 01:24 AM (noWW6)

414 MH. All is forgiven. Penance is, you buy the first drink if we ever hit the same MoMeet. *grin*

Oh. And say three Hail Maker's Marks.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:24 AM (RzZOc)

415 "Not a single bit of it digital or electronic."

Upon reflection, I should have said, not a single bit of it digital. The radio obviously had some transistor electronics. Pretty basic ones, though.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 01:25 AM (noWW6)

416 Just maybe. Does Tucker know?
Posted by: ER resonders to the dufuss that

If Tucker could talk. He would own the Milk Bone Emoire

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:25 AM (znRvO)

417 I enjoyed this years Fourth of June celebrations. I wonder who won the "Best Exploding Vest" contest?

Posted by: goon at June 11, 2015 01:26 AM (gy5kE)

418 398
>>>even as I scrapped 11 of my most-used computers



I don't think I've owned 11 computers in my life. Certainly not more than one at a time. Maybe two, while I get my porn collection important files transferred over.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 01:17 AM (e+1S5)


You don't know the half of it, literally. We mainly run on a half-dozen -- the main/social one in my room, the financial one in my room, the main one in the fiancee's room, the tiny traveling computer, the one on the dining room table, and the Windows Server piece-of-shit that's supposed to keep everything backed up. But I went through and identified all the boxes I had stashed around and ended-up totally cycling through A-Z and having to start on AA, AB, AC.....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:26 AM (EzgxV)

419 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:24 AM (RzZOc)

Penance I can afford. Thank you Sir

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:27 AM (znRvO)

420 Kevin Williams posts a question:

@KevinNR 30m

I can't recall the name for this cognitive bias: You hear something repeatedly, e.g. "There are no sharks here," but just remember "sharks."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 01:27 AM (uctT+)

421 I can't recall the name for this cognitive bias: You hear something repeatedly, e.g. "There are no sharks here," but just remember "sharks."
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 01:27 AM (uctT+)

***

Dunno. Marketing?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:29 AM (XrHO0)

422 "Gingy's car went tits up, turned out to be the main computer: $1800 to fix"

Might be useful as a public service to broadcast the make and model.

2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor. A sensor went bad and channeled an electric surge back into the computer.

Posted by: Weirddave at June 11, 2015 01:29 AM (WvS3w)

423 Country.....


If T9 or his ilk amongst our midst needs disappear for a while, we should facilitate that maneuver, as much as is possible.

And when commenters unknown to Teh Horde make inquiry as to their whereabouts? I have no idea of whom it is they seek.

Capiche'?




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:30 AM (RzZOc)

424 406
*sniff*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:21 AM (3F6F


You as well, eh?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

425 Not all of that has involved Maet. But, along the way, I have become increasingly impressed at the breadth and depth of the roles that Pixy and Maet fill in this odd little world. As we used to say in haiku threads: there's a lotta loose shit out there.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)


Don't forget the hamsters who've been let loose after a 48-hour mango-flavored crack bender...

Posted by: The Mango Hat at June 11, 2015 01:31 AM (7YlUk)

426 Heh, "Tome Wolfe" was quite the Freudian slip. I pretty much breezed through _I Am Charlotte Simmons_ though.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 01:31 AM (bqxN5)

427 Just maybe. Does Tucker know?

Posted by: ER resonders to the dufuss that didn't know his blood type
----------------------------
Probably. He's certainly tasted it.

I think I may get it tested, then put a med-alert bracelet on his collar. I mean, shit - if I got stabbed or shot or run over, he'd be right beside me, so...

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:31 AM (Y5oz1)

428 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:30 AM (RzZOc)



Roger.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 11, 2015 01:32 AM (nL0sw)

429 My blood type is 80 proof, and heavily caffeinated.

Depending on what time of day I'm a donor, you're gonna be drunk or wired.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 01:33 AM (RzZOc)

430 You as well, eh?
Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

***

Yep. Groundwork, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:34 AM (3F6F8)

431 Dunno. Marketing?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty


I think he's trying to find a phrase for the linguistic trick that politicians use on their opponents.

Candidate X: "Candidate Y is a good man. I've never heard him LIE, CHEAT, or CUSS A LOT. No, sir. He doesn't LIE, CHEAT or CUSS A LOT."

Where the intent was to leave the listener with the words "Candidate Y" "LIE" "CHEAT" "CUSS" in hopes that those labels subconsciously stick to Candidate Y

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 01:36 AM (uctT+)

432
412 * flips open the saftey cover on the switch that blows the lid off of the TB3K silo *
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 01:24 AM (F2IAQ)

I left you out of it. But, I did pose a question to the podcast if I could get unbanned. As I have learned with Ace & Pixy I'm not holding my breath .

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:36 AM (znRvO)

433 421
I can't recall the name for this cognitive bias: You hear something
repeatedly, e.g. "There are no sharks here," but just remember "sharks."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 01:27 AM (uctT+)



***



Dunno. Marketing?





Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:29 AM (XrHO0)


Hence, Sharknado 3.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2015 01:36 AM (5f5bM)

434 Where the intent was to leave the listener with the words "Candidate Y" "LIE" "CHEAT" "CUSS" in hopes that those labels subconsciously stick to Candidate Y
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 01:36 AM (uctT+)

**

In other words, Marketing.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:38 AM (XrHO0)

435 427
Just maybe. Does Tucker know?



Posted by: ER resonders to the dufuss that didn't know his blood type

----------------------------

Probably. He's certainly tasted it.



I think I may get it tested, then put a med-alert bracelet on his
collar. I mean, shit - if I got stabbed or shot or run over, he'd be
right beside me, so...

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:31 AM (Y5oz1)


Like I said, it's less helpful than you'd think. The blood repository at any hospital you go to will do the two-minute check before issuing any blood whether or not you had bracelets, armbands, tattoos, or anything else. There's a girl from High School who went into that field that I chanced to talk to after she was happily married with two kids......blood bank operations was a convenient subject to talk about.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

436 I'm not holding my breath .
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
---------------------

Well, if you make out of the camp, send back a rescue team.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 01:39 AM (F2IAQ)

437 I just wonder when there will be a Sharknado Vs. movie. You know, some other big monster is attacking a city and causing havoc, but then the sharknado comes and it gets covered in sharks biting it so it dies.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2015 01:39 AM (zt+N6)

438 I didn't cause this mess, and I'm not going to volunteer to go fix it. Besides, Inspector Lewis is leaving Amazon Prime in just 3 days, and watching those last few episodes is more important than protecting Baghdad, in the long run.

Posted by: goon at June 11, 2015 01:40 AM (gy5kE)

439 430
You as well, eh?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:30 AM (EzgxV)



***



Yep. Groundwork, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:34 AM (3F6F


He's doing much better than previously, but just can't seem to help himself.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

440


Hence, Sharknado 3.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 11, 2015 01:36 AM (5f5bM)

Awful as was Caddy Shack 2, see the shark be the shark Mark cuban

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:41 AM (znRvO)

441 WTF?

Rotherham United FC just added me to their list for: " A public list by Rotherham United FC - The best accounts tweeting about Rotherham FC."

The only thing about Rotherham that I've posted has been in regards to the underage sex slave rings...

Hmmm...

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at June 11, 2015 01:41 AM (7YlUk)

442 441
WTF?



Rotherham United FC just added me to their list for: " A public list
by Rotherham United FC - The best accounts tweeting about Rotherham
FC."



The only thing about Rotherham that I've posted has been in regards to the underage sex slave rings...



Hmmm...



Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at June 11, 2015 01:41 AM (7YlUk)


OK, now THAT'S funny!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:42 AM (EzgxV)

443 Well, if you make out of the camp, send back a rescue team.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2015 01:39 AM (F2IAQ)

You are the first person I thought of. I'll let the authentic banned plead their own case to the gods

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:43 AM (znRvO)

444 I know few on here care about Soccer, but the U.S. just beat Germany, who won the last world cup.

http://on.mash.to/1e4Du4E

Even if you don't care for the sport, humiliating the last World Cup winner is cause for cheer.

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at June 11, 2015 01:44 AM (7YlUk)

445 I know few on here care about Soccer, but the U.S. just beat Germany, who won the last world cup.

http://on.mash.to/1e4Du4E

Even if you don't care for the sport, humiliating the last World Cup winner is cause for cheer.

Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at June 11, 2015 01:44 AM (7YlUk)

446 >>>been let loose after a 48-hour mango-flavored crack bender...

I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 11, 2015 01:44 AM (e+1S5)

447 He's doing much better than previously, but just can't seem to help himself.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

***

Well, I'm gonna pull chocks before it goes full MUMR again. Have a great night all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at June 11, 2015 01:44 AM (XrHO0)

448 I'd thank them and start tweeting more about their protection and love of pedophiles.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2015 01:44 AM (zt+N6)

449
I just wonder when there will be a Sharknado Vs. movie. You know, some
other big monster is attacking a city and causing havoc, but then the
sharknado comes and it gets covered in sharks biting it so it dies.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2015 01:39 AM (zt+N6)


Godzilla* swatting flying sharks with a radar dish wielded like a tennis racket.

*played by Martina Navritalova in a glam suit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2015 01:45 AM (gP3UY)

450 Cth, mwnp

I don't smell anything.
The 2 commenters I think you were talking about have been around awhile. Ain't him.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:45 AM (QVbQw)

451 Posted by: goon at June 11, 2015 01:40 AM (gy5kE)

I love Inspector Lewisv

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:46 AM (znRvO)

452 128
BTW, when was the last time anyone here had an entire can of pop/soda/Coke offered to you on an airplane?

Ask for ginger ale. You frequently get the whole can. Open, of course.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 11, 2015 01:47 AM (o78gS)

453 Guess who's back...

http://nbcnews.to/1e4DOjR

Posted by: Ebola-chan *tee hee* at June 11, 2015 01:48 AM (7YlUk)

454 Another day on the road tomorrow.mgood night horde.

Be well .& be careful

Maet great ONT. Thank you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 11, 2015 01:49 AM (znRvO)

455 Time for a detour thru the sidebar article on quantum mechanics. I lurv this stuff. I look at it like this -- Anything that could freak out Einstein is something to pay attention to.

QM, at its roots, is a direct position on the issue of causality. Free will or determinism. I'm a fan of free will; QM implies determinism. In the movie Terminator 2, Sarah aptly describes one side of the argument -- The future is not set. But QM implies that you live in BOTH futures. It just depends on a choice you made, or didn't make. Both can exist at the same time, but in the current you only see one. Choose differently, and you're in a different future. Neal Stephenson explored this in his book Anathem, where someone has the skill to evaluate each path and pick the best one.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 01:49 AM (8/umi)

456 Be well, MH. G'night.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:50 AM (WWEAt)

457 Go Team USA! I still think it was a mistake not to have Donnavan on the squad in Brazil. When Altidore got hurt i'm sure Klinsman immediately regretted his decision.

Posted by: Arson Wells at June 11, 2015 01:50 AM (UnJ7w)

458 450
Cth, mwnp



I don't smell anything.

The 2 commenters I think you were talking about have been around awhile. Ain't him.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:45 AM (QVbQw)


I'm not going to worry too much about it, 'cause tomorrow will be busy. Watch what links you click, friends.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 01:51 AM (EzgxV)

459 S**t just got real.

India attacked groups withing Burma (a Chinese ally/puppet)... and says that that is just the beginning.

http://bit.ly/1e4E6qZ

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 11, 2015 01:51 AM (7YlUk)

460 I think I may get it tested, then put a med-alert bracelet on his collar. I mean, shit - if I got stabbed or shot or run over, he'd be right beside me, so...
Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 01:31 AM

He could possibly give a blood donation?

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 01:51 AM (o/90i)

461 422
A sensor went bad and channeled an electric surge back into the computer.

I'm pretty sure that's the plot of one of the few CSI: Cyber episodes I've attempted to watch.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 11, 2015 01:52 AM (o78gS)

462 453
Guess who's back...



http://nbcnews.to/1e4DOjR

Posted by: Ebola-chan *tee hee* at June 11, 2015 01:48 AM (7YlUk)

I thought it was Brian Williams.

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2015 01:52 AM (j7iSn)

463 QM, at its roots, is a direct position on the issue of causality. Free will or determinism. I'm a fan of free will; QM implies determinism.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 01:49 AM (8/umi)


Quantum Mechanics was more about probability.

Posted by: The Quantum Hat at June 11, 2015 01:53 AM (7YlUk)

464 I'm bushed from the last couple of days at work. Literally got six months of work done in two days by simple virtue of actually getting everyone together in one room instead of incessantly emailing back and forth.


Thus, I'm out for the night. Y'all take care.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 11, 2015 01:54 AM (nL0sw)

465 Air Strikes or Special Forces: How the Myanmar Operation was Meticulously Planned

http://bit.ly/1QNTggg

Posted by: The Strikin' Hat at June 11, 2015 01:55 AM (7YlUk)

466 >> Quantum Mechanics was more about probability.

Unobserved, yes. But not observed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 01:56 AM (8/umi)

467
464 I'm bushed from the last couple of days at work. Literally got six months of work done in two days by simple virtue of actually getting everyone together in one room instead of incessantly emailing back and forth. Thus, I'm out for the night. Y'all take care.
Posted by: Country Singer at June 11, 2015 01:54 AM (nL0sw)


Should have scheduled a conference call.

Posted by: buzzion at June 11, 2015 01:56 AM (zt+N6)

468 Be well all you Morons...

time for sleep before the pup gets up...

Posted by: Farmer at June 11, 2015 01:58 AM (o/90i)

469 [pi]Quantum Mechanics was more about probability.

Unobserved, yes. But not observed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 01:56 AM (8/umi)

One blends softly casually into the other...

Posted by: The Probable Hat at June 11, 2015 01:59 AM (7YlUk)

470 Even if you don't care for the sport, humiliating the last World Cup winner is cause for cheer.
Posted by: The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) at June 11, 2015 01:44 AM (7YlUk)

--[Shrug] Problem is, it was a "friendly," i.e., it's like the Chiefs beating the Broncos in pre-season football with Brock Osweiler starting for the Broncos. A moral victory, but alas nothing more.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 01:59 AM (bqxN5)

471 'Night Country & Farmer .

Time for dessert around here. I may have some turnovers left in the freezer...

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 02:01 AM (6YfIs)

472 Why sci-fi authors are angry with Tor Books

http://bit.ly/1dyenq5

Posted by: The Geek Hat at June 11, 2015 02:03 AM (7YlUk)

473 It is safe to say that nobody understands quantum mechanics -

Richard Feynman

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 02:04 AM (8/umi)

474
OK, so I was sloppy and was late to my own NHL season, which begins around Memorial Day (a joke the youngsters never get). So I missed the finals games until now, and hadn't seen either team before. Watched half of tonight's game.

I have never seen such a disparity in basic skills between two teams. The Tampa Bay team, for the most part, completely outclasses the Blackhawk players on the level of basic skills, strength, speed, even size. There were stretches of the game tonight that resembled two teams from different levels of recreational hockey. Tampa players would (consistently and sometimes easily) out-muscle Chicago players for the puck, lift their sticks, "pick their pockets" in their own zones. Blackhawks repeatedly did painfully stupid passes right to opposing players - in the slot, in their own zone - of the sort you cringe at in your own league play. But in the Stanley Cup?

Tampa players were making plays you see in scrimmages against over-matched opponents - close to the net, last-minute look-away passes, "extra" passes that result (if they work) in basically open-net slam goals. Toward the end, in the final flurries, when Chicago was just flailing helplessly around their net, I saw a play I've seen a million times in scrimmage and recreational play but never in pro play at any level. A Tampa player behind the net shot the puck so as to carrom off one of the bewildered and overwhelmed Blackhawks, including the goalie, back into their own net. He missed and it didn't work, but for a pro to actually try that - in the last minute of a Stanley Cup game - was amazing.

Don't care who wins, fan of neither team. But if Chicago wins this it will be amazing. At least forthe 2nd/3rd periods tonight - even though they won - they weren't in the same league with their opponents. Oh - and no fights (excuse me, pro-wrestling interludes)- or even idiotic jaw-boning stand-offs. Amazing how the b.s. disappears when the stakes are sufficient.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 02:04 AM (QDnY+)

475 The Chick Soccer is more meaningful now. Makes me pine for Canada, and nothing wrong with watching some Hope "Angry Sex" Solo. Plus, the former US coach is now coaching Sweden, the next opponent, and she bears an uncanny resemblance to Pete Carroll:

https://youtu.be/yV24pIIy2kA

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 02:05 AM (bqxN5)

476 Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it -

Niels Bohr

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 02:06 AM (8/umi)

477 I once heard a story about physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who was lecturing on quantum theory during its inception. He was asked by an interviewer, "I hear there's only three people (Oppenheimer and Einstein being two of them) who understand quantum mechanics." Oppenheimer replied, "Who's the third?"

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 02:11 AM (8/umi)

478 I once heard a story about physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who was lecturing on quantum theory during its inception. He was asked by an interviewer, "I hear there's only three people (Oppenheimer and Einstein being two of them) who understand quantum mechanics." Oppenheimer replied, "Who's the third?"

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 02:11 AM (8/umi)


Am I the only one who found quantum mechanics to be sensible???

Posted by: The ћ Hat at June 11, 2015 02:14 AM (7YlUk)

479 The thread doesn't usually die this early. Everyone work too hard today?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 02:17 AM (wQ7l/)

480 Am I the only one who found quantum mechanics to be sensible???

I always wanted to be a quantum mechanic.

It's a super position.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 11, 2015 02:18 AM (UVfht)

481 My quantum theory got all entagled in my string theory.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 02:19 AM (RzZOc)

482 Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 02:04 AM (QDnY+)

Thought you might like this nugget from the previous thread:

Hockey Trivia: The backup goalie for the Lightning used to play for the AHL Syracuse Crunch. The AHL Norfolk Admirals hold the record for North American pro hockey for an undefeated streak (whether or not one counts shoot-out wins) at 28 games. The team that ended that streak? The Crunch.

The Admirals were a farm team for the Lightning at the time (now they're with the Ducks), and the coach of the Admirals during that streak is now the coach of the Lightning. Prior to their affiliation with the Bolts, the Admirals were a farm team for . . . the Blackhawks.


And now you know . . . the rest of the story.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 02:20 AM (bqxN5)

483 I'm too lazy to look it up. The Hawks win tonight?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 02:21 AM (wQ7l/)

484 Tim, 'Hawks won. Series at 2-2.

Posted by: logprof at June 11, 2015 02:22 AM (bqxN5)

485 >> Am I the only one who found quantum mechanics to be sensible???

Honestly TPH, it's one thing to be able to do the math; its another to understand all its implications. I have no doubt in your math abilities.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 02:23 AM (8/umi)

486 Hawks in the Stanley Cup. Close to 60 games into the season and the Cubs still over .500.

I may have to start being a sports fan again.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 02:26 AM (wQ7l/)

487 Am I the only one who found quantum mechanics to be sensible???
Posted by: The ass Hat


Define sensible.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 02:26 AM (uctT+)

488 TPH.


I can't do the math. But, I can grok the logic.

How much would the Horde's Morons pay to sit through a round table discussion between Eienstein and Feynman?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 02:28 AM (RzZOc)

489 The First Amendment might just be a "paper promise" but it has protected us from the same fate that other Anglo-Sphere countries suffered.

Case in point:

http://www.nzcpr.com/controlling-the-dialogue/

Posted by: The Moa Hat at June 11, 2015 02:29 AM (7YlUk)

490 Off to the quantum snoozer.

I'm gonna snuggle with a cat, which may, or may not be there.

Cats are fickle, that way.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2015 02:32 AM (RzZOc)

491 "We call for Free Speech and reserve the right to censor what we want."

Any progtard anywhere at any time.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 02:33 AM (wQ7l/)

492 Fine -- I'll resort to music then. Billy Cobham -- Stratus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aw2rM0w-pc

(skip to around 3:00 if you want the juiciest part; the finest fusion jazz music tune I know of)

Did Billy KNOW that this was going to be awesome and have the recorders turned on, or did he will this take into existence?

Paraphrasing Full Metal Jacket -- There are many takes, but this one is mine.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 02:40 AM (8/umi)

493 I never thought that the U.S. soccer team would turn out to be anti-Canadian and racist.

Posted by: goon at June 11, 2015 02:41 AM (gy5kE)

494
logprof, muchas gracias for that info.

Gonna be getting one of the relocated AHL farm teams here next year. Prices look reasonable. Season ticket may be a bit much (in terms of time commitment) but a partial plan, sure. Good quality play. And in the minors nobody jogs out their grounders (actually doesn't apply in hockey, as you'd be cut or crippled by opposing players if you played at any level below 100%, but gets at the attitude thing).



Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 02:41 AM (QDnY+)

495 G'night, all.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 11, 2015 02:45 AM (EzgxV)

496 *wanders in*

Those Who Walk Away from Omelas... geez love the Wiki description of it being a "plotless' short story. Of a city in splendor due to a scapegoat kept in misery.

Of course Ursula would win another Hugo with The Word for World is Forest which one might argue with a plot about humans despoiling an alien planet it might have served as inspiration for Avatard.

Alas, poor Ursula... she is screaming at the kids, Amazon, to get off her lawn.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 02:45 AM (GF78Y)

497 Happy-ish Wed Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Creative but Usually Unhelpful Critic ... at June 11, 2015 02:50 AM (nSOh+)

498 I did not know until recently that the K in Ursula K LeGuin's name stands for "Kroeber," her maiden name, and that she is the daughter of Alfred Kroeber, one of the most famous anthropologists of all time. And that she grew up in Berkeley, very very wealthy and privileged.

Posted by: zombie at June 11, 2015 02:51 AM (jBuUi)

499 Oh wow, talk of the Aether... cue up the Scientific Boys Club. And Wendy's work on the Ethereal Current.

Wait a minute YouTube, you mean no one has put online that song? Darn.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 02:53 AM (GF78Y)

500
Actually, Anna, don't think it's a case of an older person/getting off lawns.

The kind of pristine economic illiteracy (and, let's talk plainly, stupidity) on display in her delusional rant is very, very, very, very widespread among those half and a quarter her age.

Just the other day here, somebody posted an excerpt from something written by a former (?) Google engineer employed in their "alternative energy"program. Mygawd.

The "tech" billionaires - the young ones - must surely be unique in history. Billionaires who exhibit no grasp whatsoever of economics beyond their tiny sphere (which, actually, is almost entirely advertising, as far as profitable activities go). Because you were in the right place at the right time on some web technology (again, which is valuable due to advertizing), you can figure out how to generate electricity for lower cost than coal-fired plants (their costs already grossly inflated due to "environmental" regulation of almost entirely dubious benefit).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 02:59 AM (QDnY+)

501 I have read any of Leguins books. Picked them up at the book stores, read the covers and put them right back down.

H Beam Piper remains my favorite writer. Read his books so many time I am working on my 4th copy of everthing. Uller Uprising, First Cycle, Lord Kalvan, they just don't make writers like that any more.

Pournell and the Codominium stuff is good. Any Bolo Novel, Even Bill Baldwin with his corny Wilf Brim stuff but progtardic Sci Fi, why bother?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 02:59 AM (wQ7l/)

502 The "tech" billionaires - the young ones - must surely be unique in history. Billionaires who exhibit no grasp whatsoever of economics beyond their tiny sphere (which, actually, is almost entirely advertising, as far as profitable activities go). Because you were in the right place at the right time on some web technology (again, which is valuable due to advertizing), you can figure out how to generate electricity for lower cost than coal-fired plants (their costs already grossly inflated due to "environmental" regulation of almost entirely dubious benefit).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 02:59 AM (QDnY+)


Actually, no.

Read de Tocqueville's "The Old Regime and the French Revolution" and Burke's work.

The driving force behind the Jacobins was nouveau riche who were jealous of the privileges of the old guard, and thus wished to recreate society according to their superior ideals.

Posted by: Le Chapeau Générale at June 11, 2015 03:03 AM (7YlUk)

503

"... she grew up in Berkeley, very very wealthy and privileged."


And now, with the hoi polloi able to publish (I did), her status as writer is ... diminished.

The whole situation is quite ... dreadful

Posted by: Arbalest at June 11, 2015 03:04 AM (FlRtG)

504 Le Chapeau Générale

Posted by: Le Chapeau Générale at June 11, 2015 03:05 AM (7YlUk)

505 Zombie did not know that about Ursula's father. That perhaps explains some of the underpinnings for stories such as Omelas, Forrest, and The Left Hand of Darkness. But all I can remember of Rocannon's World is it being simple adventure fare. Never bothered trying to read any Earth Sea book even though Miyazaki's son produced an anime based on it.

Rhomboid your point is taken.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 03:05 AM (GF78Y)

506

The "tech" billionaires - the young ones - must surely be unique in history. Billionaires who exhibit no grasp whatsoever of economics beyond their tiny sphere (which, actually, is almost entirely advertising, as far as profitable activities go).

Because you were in the right place at the right time on some web technology (again, which is valuable due to advertizing), you can figure out how to generate electricity for lower cost than coal-fired plants (their costs already grossly inflated due to "environmental" regulation of almost entirely dubious benefit)
roommate assignment list at a dorm.

... there's not enough K-Y jelly in the world to cure a particular case of chapped ass ... or lost election.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 11, 2015 03:08 AM (FlRtG)

507 When I started collecting sci-fi in the 70s, I didn't distinguish between that and fantasy. So I have a number of U K LeGuin early works in my collection. Not all that long ago, I tried to reread one of them - yecch.

I should probably dump them on eBay and cut her future sales.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 03:09 AM (8/umi)

508 I am a proud member of the hoi polloi trying to storm those gates of the literary Bastille. Buy my books! Please!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 03:09 AM (GF78Y)

509 90% of Science Fiction is Crud ... but then 90% of everything is crud.

- things that sound fishy -

Posted by: Adriane the Creative but Usually Unhelpful Critic ... at June 11, 2015 03:09 AM (nSOh+)

510
Hat, actually, yes (in some general sense, we're both bloviating here).

The actual info was that the Google folks were sincerely and enthusiastically about the mission of making water run uphill (i.e., magically create cheaper electricity that didn't contribute to their imagined, implausible, bugaboo of AGW). Not about personal jealousy. Actual substantive cluelessness. Especially about economics. From billionaires.

My main point was the astonishing - and catastrophic - economic illiteracy among the "elite". (who aren't, in almost any sense)

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 03:10 AM (QDnY+)

511 (i.e., magically create cheaper electricity that didn't contribute to their imagined, implausible, bugaboo of AGW)

I like the 'Make People riding the subway jog in place on treadmills to generate the electricity necessary to move the car forward."

Get to work & go the the gym AT THE SAME TIME !!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Creative but Usually Unhelpful Critic ... at June 11, 2015 03:13 AM (nSOh+)

512 Drakes Slammers are some good reads. Rolling Hot was probably his best. IMHO.

Not much of a beginning. Tons of middle. Very short end.

Turtles and Snakes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 03:13 AM (wQ7l/)

513 I like the 'Make People riding the subway jog in place on treadmills to generate the electricity necessary to move the car forward."

Get to work & go the the gym AT THE SAME TIME !!!!!
Posted by: Adriane the Creative


You know nothing of my work!

Posted by: zombie Asimov at June 11, 2015 03:15 AM (uctT+)

514 "I like the 'Make People riding the subway jog in place on treadmills to
generate the electricity necessary to move the car forward."

Doesn't Sheriff Joe out in Phoenix do something like that? Make the fat guys ride the exercise bike that powers the TV sets?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 03:16 AM (wQ7l/)

515 Night all.

Here is "The Pits of Wydah" by Skinflint:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 11, 2015 03:16 AM (7YlUk)

516
Gotta call it a day/night. Remember, make sure the Marines have time to destroy the classified, and take the flag when you leave.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 11, 2015 03:16 AM (QDnY+)

517 If I wanted to jog to work, I would have moved to within jogging distance you mewling quims.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 03:18 AM (8/umi)

518 David Drake's Hammer Slammers and Jerry Pournelle's Falkenberg's Legion are the most famously known book series about Condottieri in space. Glen Cook wrote a trilogy around the sins of such a Condottieri coming home to haunt all his children while riffing on the Ring Cycle in his Starfisher's Trilogy. Miles Vorkosigan becomes an accidental Condottieri when he takes over the Free Dendari Mercenaries as Admiral Miles Naismith.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 03:19 AM (GF78Y)

519 Bought two fresh garden grown tomatoes today; total estimated weight 4 pounds, total cost 2 bucks.

Put that in your garden thread pipes and smoke it (I'm kidding, dammit -- love the thread but too damn lazy anymore)

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 03:22 AM (8/umi)

520 test

Posted by: test at June 11, 2015 03:24 AM (7YlUk)

521 *ponders*

Would Dorsai be considered Condottieri in Space?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 03:26 AM (GF78Y)

522 Bought two fresh garden grown tomatoes today; total estimated weight 4 pounds, total cost 2 bucks.

Posted by: GnuBreed


And?

You gonna eat both them wolf peaches alone?

Or are you going to cook them down to an unintelligible mess with no beef neck and no garlic?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 03:26 AM (uctT+)

523 >> Would Dorsai be considered Condottieri in Space?

Yes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 03:27 AM (8/umi)

524 GnuBreed the reason why I ask is because Dorsai like Dune suffers to an extent the concept of one planet produces only this type of human.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 03:29 AM (GF78Y)

525 >> You gonna eat both them wolf peaches alone?

No. I have help. But I just put a couple of slices onto my homemade burritos as a garnish. The damn tomato is HUGE. Easily over 2 pounds.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 03:30 AM (8/umi)

526 I have all of Cooks Black Company and Dread Empire Books.

Waiting for years for Ragnarson to get rescued. Sooner or later?

Also rumors of a new Black Company Novel keep persisting. It would be interesting to see what Happens with Suvrin in charge.

Another reluctant Captain.

Is Glen Cook still alive? I don't pay much attention anymore.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 03:30 AM (wQ7l/)

527 A two pound tomato?

Do you have your 1911 trained on it in case it becomes a Killer Tomato?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 03:31 AM (GF78Y)

528 >> Do you have your 1911 trained on it in case it becomes a Killer Tomato?

The thing could easily go sentient. Then we are all screwed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 03:38 AM (8/umi)

529 The thing could easily go sentient. Then we are all screwed.

Convince it that it's a lemon & you're making lemonade ...

Posted by: Adriane the Creative but Usually Unhelpful Critic ... at June 11, 2015 03:50 AM (nSOh+)

530 And ..... next having a V8.

Oh well night all. Hope the new day is better than this one.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 03:51 AM (GF78Y)

531 Night Anna,

running on empty today, so hopefully more get up and go tomorrow ...

Posted by: Adriane the Creative but Usually Unhelpful Critic ... at June 11, 2015 03:55 AM (nSOh+)

532 Roses are red,
so are 2 pound tomatoes,
And should they become self aware ...
No more salsa for the average joes.

Posted by: Adriane the Creative but Usually Unhelpful Critic ... at June 11, 2015 03:57 AM (nSOh+)

533
Trigger warning: Top stories over at alleged humor site Cracked.com:

6 Reasons 'Lord Of The Rings' Is Racist

5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters

6 Hidden Dangers Of Being Homeless You Didn't Know Existed

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 11, 2015 03:57 AM (kdS6q)

534 Trigger Warning.

Life. Deal with it.

End Trigger Warning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 04:04 AM (wQ7l/)

535 Picture this -- A sentient tomato, fully aware of the history of tomato/human relationships.

An autonomous robot, fully armed, in need of an embedded conscience.

Wait, I've seen a version of this -- Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.

It does not end well for us.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 11, 2015 04:13 AM (8/umi)

536 6 Hidden Dangers Of Being Homeless You Didn't Know Existed


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 11, 2015 03:57 AM (kdS6q)

The meals at the soup kitchen are loaded w/sodium and high fructose corn syrup.

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2015 04:14 AM (j7iSn)

537
Ya,
and so,

'way up thread.

Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 04:17 AM (SZGMk)

538 What asshole started this "trigger warning" stuff?
Good morning hordes.

Posted by: Skip at June 11, 2015 04:19 AM (24ct0)

539 Hmmm, another benefit to cutting the cable many years ago - being the last person on earth to find out a Seth Meyers exists.

Posted by: JD at June 11, 2015 04:25 AM (TzeLs)

540 LA going to 15 bucks an hour minimum wage by 2020. It was nice of them to give people enough time to make their plans to leave.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 04:39 AM (6yehy)

541 Good morning, Horde. I'll take a load or two of buckshot to the birds on our last night here.

Posted by: Gingy at June 11, 2015 04:51 AM (WvS3w)

542 I look at this Seinfeld stuff and say, 'WTF?'.

Then I learn he is a near billionaire, and I say "WTH?"
Then I read the tech billionaires don't know nothing about economics, and I throw my hands in the air.

Then I read about Steve Jobs, George Soros, M. Bloomberg, B.Gates, E.Musk.

Then I reluctantly conclude that they are rich not because they are smart but because they are assholes. Though I will confess that I might have cause and effect reversed, and bitterly cling to the idea that great wealth reveals the hidden asshole, and I remember the time a man and woman demanded their money back after eating a hamburger that wasn't to their satisfaction. The hamburger joint couldn't really ask for the hamburger back since they had eaten it before complaining.

Then I recall the time I fell in with a bunch of college students who had figured out they could get half price meals at Burger King by dressing as homeless people while I continued to pay full price.

But I still have my self respect. Well, no, on second thought, no, I don't.



Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 05:01 AM (SZGMk)

543 That's a pretty deep thought for this early in the morning. One question. Why?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 05:15 AM (6yehy)

544 Ostpreußen is fertig! Jetzt, drang nach süd Ungarn.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 05:21 AM (6yehy)

545 Fox News

Al Qaeda leader says the organization broke, busted, disgusted and being swallowed up by the Islamic State

http://tinyurl.com/plkgcck

Islam, nothing more than organized crime, criminal gangs, warlords wrapped in a myth, a con job by a seventh century Jesse Jackson who speaks in rhyme.

Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 05:26 AM (SZGMk)

546
It's 3 a.m. and the gun's still warm.

Circuits are dead, everyone but the trolls are gone.

night weighs heavy on a guilty mind
when the end times come we'll find we've all been cheated

Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 05:31 AM (SZGMk)

547 Did Eternal Fate turn its back on you?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 05:35 AM (6yehy)

548 526 I have all of Cooks Black Company and Dread Empire Books.

Waiting for years for Ragnarson to get rescued. Sooner or later?

Also rumors of a new Black Company Novel keep persisting. It would be interesting to see what Happens with Suvrin in charge.

Another reluctant Captain.

Is Glen Cook still alive? I don't pay much attention anymore.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 03:30 AM (wQ7l/)

Yep, and he in fact is still writing Black Company short stories. Most recent was "Bone Eaters " published this year by Baen in "Operation Arcana"

His most recent novel is from last year, Instrumentalities of the Night book 4: Working God's Mischief

Posted by: BornLib at June 11, 2015 05:38 AM (zpNwC)

549 BornLib.

Thanks. Looks like another book purchase is in the works.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 05:47 AM (6yehy)

550 and so
to sleep
as daylight creeps
through torn curtains
of this mud hut called 'home'.

Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 06:04 AM (SZGMk)

551
Where the hell's the morning thread?!

This place has gone to hell. And I ought'a know; they let me comment.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 06:26 AM (St6BJ)

552 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 11, 2015 06:29 AM (KCxzN)

553 Morning thread is like a deer lurking at the edge of a stand of trees. No sudden movements or you'll spook it.

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2015 06:29 AM (cbfNE)

554 Wake! For the Sun, which scattered into flight,
a thousand vampires from the field of night...

Posted by: @votermom at June 11, 2015 06:31 AM (cbfNE)

555 "This place has gone to hell......"


Pretty quiet night. Only troll was corporal arizona doing its regular hit and run.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 11, 2015 06:32 AM (U7H1n)

556 G'morning, all

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2015 06:35 AM (VPLuQ)

557 Last!

Morning, Morons.

Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2015 06:42 AM (2iV3X)

558 Via, come paint my living room.

Posted by: Gingy at June 11, 2015 06:47 AM (WvS3w)

559 Gingy
When?


Serious question

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2015 06:48 AM (VPLuQ)

560 @553 That's very poetic, v-Mom. I hope you don't bring up the sweatsuits and fox urine...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2015 06:48 AM (xq1UY)

561 And maybe my garage floor w/that epoxy stuff.

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2015 06:49 AM (j7iSn)

562 >>> Via, come paint my living room.

Is that what we call it nowadays?

Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2015 06:51 AM (2iV3X)

563 JJ,
Tried the bananas & sour cream - gross.
I'll stick with the cottage cheese.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 06:52 AM (t+Ksb)

564 >>> Tried the bananas & sour cream

Any other ingredients? That sounds pretty good to me.

Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2015 06:56 AM (2iV3X)

565 "Paint my living room"...so that's what you kids are calling it nowadays.

How's about: in honor of Vesta Stoudt, we start calling it "Stoudt Tape"?

After rehashing all possible name origins of duct tape, Kid and I used to have a little imaginary cartoon buddy called the Duct Ape. He rattled around in there, and only the tape could protect you from him, or him from the rest of us, depending. The Gorilla TV ad series tickled the hell out of us, needless to say.

They've got a character there at least the equal of the Geico Caveman. There you sit, stymied, and he comes out of the woods with a wordless reproach. You so smaht, up there top of the food chain, cutting edge of evolution and all, why don't you use your damn amazing inventions? And then you smart off to him, and, he's gone. Strong mythic content in that one.

There. That enough to invoke the Vic?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2015 06:57 AM (xq1UY)

566 Sorry fluffy, great minds typing alike, and all that.

When you epoxy a garage floor, do a test patch first and give it a while.
I made a herculean effort, used the best materials, and it didn't stick for shit.
Probably works great on brandy-new concrete. Mine's from 19 and 48.
Big damn garage, too. Pissed me off it did.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2015 07:00 AM (xq1UY)

567 ">> Via, come paint my living room.

Is that what we call it nowadays?"

Heh...

Always with the mind in the gutter.

Anyhow, Gingy...
Mrs VIA and I have more stuff for painting/fixing then we have room for.

Grab Mrs VIA on the Facebook machine, or however you all exchange ideas, and lets see if we can help.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2015 07:03 AM (VPLuQ)

568 Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2015 07:00 AM (xq1UY)

Mine's 5yo...still pretty clean, but I wonder if it's worth the trouble. I guess it would be ok if your garage didn't see much use.

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2015 07:05 AM (j7iSn)

569 "I made a herculean effort, used the best materials, and it didn't stick for shit."

Did you scrub it first using a stiff Hobo Hair floor brush, and rinse using copious amounts of feminist tears?

I hear that it helps with adhesion.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2015 07:09 AM (VPLuQ)

570 I'm just messing with you. I have a guy coming Saturday.
Waterprooferr today. It's an expensive week here, with the car repairs too.

Posted by: Gingy at June 11, 2015 07:09 AM (WvS3w)

571 "I'm just messing with you. I have a guy coming Saturday.
Waterprooferr today. "

Let me go stop Mrs VIA.
She's down in the basement grabbing the ladder, drop cloth, rollers, and two bottles of a nice red wine.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2015 07:11 AM (VPLuQ)

572 563 JJ,
Tried the bananas & sour cream - gross.
I'll stick with the cottage cheese.
Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 06:52 AM (t+Ksb)

564 >>> Tried the bananas & sour cream

Any other ingredients? That sounds pretty good to me.
Posted by: fluffy at June 11, 2015 06:56 AM (2iV3X)



Were the bananas ripe? Anyway, I guess you have to have East European Jewish roots to enjoy it?

Nope. No other ingredients.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:13 AM (St6BJ)

573 She'll be awfully drunk then. She's gonna have to drink it herself. I need to get her over to teach her to knit in the round.

Posted by: Gingy at June 11, 2015 07:14 AM (WvS3w)

574 *bangs face into keyboard*

In the all female Ghostbusters movie, Chris "Thor" Hemsworth is going to play the receptionist.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 07:15 AM (GF78Y)

575 She cautiously stepped into the ONT. Stale beer and smoke lingered in the air while the dawning sun pierced through the hole in the curtain catching an arm, wait no, it's a leg, of a passed out moron by the coffee table.

Posted by: Ruth at June 11, 2015 07:15 AM (oo88B)

576

Welsh Royal
Marine sniper Matt Hughes was participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq,
looking for a perfect occasion to shoot some dudes from really far away. He
found it in two Iraqi troops who were holding up the offensive. Hughes was
ordered to take them out. And not out to dinner, unless they both ordered a lead steak. A tiny one, shaped like
a bullet.

The problem was
that the wind was blowing tremendously. See, this is something that doesn't
come up in the movies -- when you're trying to shoot from far away with any
kind of wind, you have almost
no goddamned idea where the bullet will end up. Sniping isn't just
holding the cross hairs steady on the tiny soldier in the scope; it's trying to
predict gusts of wind that could push the bullet into some innocent tree trunk
50 feet away. And yes, that's how much of a difference wind can make. You can
not only miss the guy, but miss the whole house he's standing in.

Oh, and as if
his fate were being written by the vengeful spirit of a vaudeville comedian,
Hughes discovered that his targets were a little over a half mile away, which,
powerful wind notwithstanding, was beyond the range of the rifle he was using.
To make matters worse (and yes, there apparently was still room for them to get
worse), the enemy soldier he was targeting was covered in a fortified position,
with only a small portion of his head and torso exposed. Hughes would have only
one chance, because if he took a shot and missed, the Iraqi would simply duck
completely behind cover and never come back up. It'd be like if Luke Skywalker
had been commanded to park his X-Wing at the beginning of the trench, and to
lean out of the cockpit with a grenade wedged in his ass and try to power-shit
it into the Death Star's exhaust port.

Cackling in the
face of insurmountable odds, Hughes did his best to judge, based on the haze
from the heat, how to aim the rifle to hit his target. His judgment led him to
aim the shot 56 feet to the left and 38 feet high, which is another way of
saying "Hughes pointed his gun in a totally unrelated goddamn direction."

Either way, Hughes
presumably prayed to the sniper gods and let off his first and only possible
shot, not even remotely pointed toward his target, and watched as the arc of
the bullet formed the shape of a giant banana and struck the enemy soldier
directly in the chest. Needless to say, the Iraqi was killed, though we're
fairly certain his last words were the equivalent of "Oh, no fucking
way."

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 11, 2015 07:17 AM (fwARV)

577 Hmmmm. Something's missing. A morning thread, perhaps? Here, I figured I was late to the AM buffet.

Vic back there somewhere?

Good.. um.. Good morning, um, overnight Glories.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just in case at June 11, 2015 07:17 AM (NsI03)

578 Good Morning! Time to make the donuts!

Posted by: ALH at June 11, 2015 07:18 AM (btTLZ)

579 "Stale beer and smoke lingered in the air while the dawning sun pierced through the hole in the curtain catching an arm, wait no, it's a leg, of a passed out moron by the coffee table."

Or, as it's known around here....
Thursday morning.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 11, 2015 07:19 AM (VPLuQ)

580 Looks like may have to post the news links here today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:20 AM (GpgJl)

581
Still, you should try Greek yogurt with a bit of honey and walnuts.

Yum.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:23 AM (St6BJ)

582 *brushes beer cans away from keyboard*

mumble mumble Morning thread? mumble mumble

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 11, 2015 07:24 AM (l3LvV)

583 Well, at least it's troll free today.
I was scared to poke my head in all night because of the BS that's been going down of late.

Glad to see it's returned to a moron normal.

Have at it Vic, release the News!

Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at June 11, 2015 07:24 AM (4pjhs)

584 peeks in cautiously


Just got home from work. If this post makes it, I guess the madness has died down a bit?

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at June 11, 2015 07:25 AM (GPanw)

585
"All prisoners found throwing rocks at low-flying German planes will be thrown into the boo."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:25 AM (St6BJ)

586 Not your typical Assyrian Sphinx

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Chie-Yoshii-2.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 07:25 AM (GF78Y)

587 Well its 7:30 so I'll start


Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, June 11, 2015. On this day in 1776 the Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence from Great Britain.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:26 AM (GpgJl)

588 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2015 07:26 AM (rDqRv)

589 Al Qaeda is said to be near collapse due to losing manpower and funding to ISIS. I would say they only changed their name.


http://fxn.ws/1KXYQej

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:26 AM (GpgJl)

590 Contrary to what Scankles says, the old horndog Bill says he has only sent 2 e-mails his entire life. I guess we have to decide here who is the biggest liar of these two snakes.


http://fxn.ws/1KXYQej

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

591 All of those personnel records that were stolen are for sale now on the so-called "dark net".


http://fxn.ws/1JLX6WS

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

592 The US Embassy in Jakarta has moved the 4th of July to June so as not to offend muzzies.


http://fxn.ws/1JGYcoo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

593 A NJ woman was killed in her driveway by her violent ex after she had been waiting forever for a "permit" to own a gun that the 2nd amendment says you don't need. The Supremes already ruled in two cases that these stifling permits are not needed so why is this law still on the books in NJ? Why does anyone live in this State anyway? Everyone should move out to Philadelphia, it is safer.


http://fxn.ws/1Mr8dDI

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

594 HHS head scrunt has told congress that if the Supremes strike down the unconstitutional Obamacare law it is their problem. I am sure that McConehead and Boner have a plan to stab us in the back.


http://fxn.ws/1IwnWR3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)

595 589 Al Qaeda is said to be near collapse due to losing manpower and funding to ISIS. I would say they only changed their name.


http://fxn.ws/1KXYQej

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:26 AM (GpgJl)



ACORN becomes NORCA, or CRONA, or CRANO, or . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:28 AM (St6BJ)

596 A TX man was killed while mowing his lawn after being attacked by thousands of bees. A similar thing happened to me while trying to trim vines growing out of the woods in the back of my house except they were yellow jackets and I got away.


http://fxn.ws/1FTPCve

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)

597 The EPA is now going after airlines to combat the phony global warming scam. It is far past time for congress to eliminate the EPA and start over from scratch after blacklisting everyone above the level of janitor from every working for the government again.


http://fxn.ws/1GzX4lI

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)

598 Vic: Looks like may have to post the news links here today.

Mornin', Vic.

One of those days where it seems the only way to invoke the mawnin' thread is for you to finish your news!

Posted by: mindful webworker - just in case at June 11, 2015 07:28 AM (NsI03)

599 RIP big band leader James Last at 86. All the big band leaders are slowly dying out now. There aren't too many left.


http://yhoo.it/1L2LGjb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

600 The GOPe is pushing hard for Obamatrade which includes executive amnesty power says this story. Also, Ted Cruz is helping the push. He is now off my short list. The contents of the bill are still secret. They really do not give a rat's ass for the American citizen.


http://bit.ly/1I2FQYY

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

601 Clooney's epic fail in Tomorrowland is likely to cost Disney $140M in losses before it is all over.


http://bit.ly/1B4cjkN

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

602 Airlines are seeking to please the traveling public amid passenger dissatisfaction. This article describes what they are doing and I see nothing here that would make me want to return to flying. They are planning a bunch of gimmicks instead of addressing the real problem. The last trip I made (Pittsburgh) took longer and had 100% more hassle than if I drove. AND that was before 9-11 and all the new hassles from that.


http://yhoo.it/1Hu8Qx2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

603 599 RIP big band leader James Last at 86. All the big band leaders are slowly dying out now. There aren't too many left.


http://yhoo.it/1L2LGjb
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)


Wow. Would've thought they all would have been dead 10 years ago.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:29 AM (St6BJ)

604 More revelations on Scankles quid-pro-quo help for donors. A Republican would have charges filed against him/her long ago.


http://bit.ly/1Iwpfj5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

605 Standard and Poor has downgraded Greek to CCC from CCC+ with a negative outlook. They also say Greece is likely to default on the next debt payment to the IMF (which is financed largely by the US). Their biggest problem is that they are still trying to support a population that wants free shit in social programs and that is allergic to work. Sound familiar?


http://read.bi/1S6iuZM

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:30 AM (GpgJl)

606 Houston police are saying that the cop who was shot by that black male in the traffic stop was most likely targeted. I blame Obama and Holder.


http://bit.ly/1FKyuZI

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:30 AM (GpgJl)

607
Wait. If he was 86 years old, that means he would have been like 16 or 17 at the height of the Swing/Big Band era.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:30 AM (St6BJ)

608 Scankles limo is a lot more dangerous than RINO Rubio's F-150 says Mark Steyn.


http://bit.ly/1BZGKU6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:30 AM (GpgJl)

609 Can see the new Jurassic World movie as early as 7pm tonight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 07:30 AM (GF78Y)

610 What to residents in poor black neighborhoods of NYC want? It sure is hell is NOT stopping programs like "stop and frisk". They want more policing. So why did they vote De Commio in?


http://bit.ly/1B4edSv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (GpgJl)

611 The racist SPLC is suing SC in federal court (of course) because the children of illegals are not granted "in-state" tuition rates. Hey assholes, the theory of "in-state" tuition being cheaper than out of State tuition is that in-state's parents have paid multiple State taxes to support these schools. This will be an interesting case to see if we get an Obama appointed judge to agree with this BS.


http://bit.ly/1B895wt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (GpgJl)

612 NV is fighting back at SEIU. Good, but why not just make all public employee unions illegal?


http://bit.ly/1QNZzR0

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (GpgJl)

613 610 So why did they vote De Commio in?

http://bit.ly/1B4edSv
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (GpgJl)


That is a rhetorical question, I assume sir.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (St6BJ)

614 Jeff Sessions blasts the TPA agreement again.


http://bit.ly/1KY8IEK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (GpgJl)

615 Levin says he had high hopes for Ryan but it looks like the RNCe got to him. No Carl, according to my research he has always been a RINO. I was never in love with this guy.


http://bit.ly/1TcPely

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:32 AM (GpgJl)

616 614 Jeff Sessions blasts the TPA agreement again.


http://bit.ly/1KY8IEK
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (GpgJl)


On Levin last night in the final segment.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:32 AM (St6BJ)

617 RINOs join with Dems for a tax increase on overseas companies.


Republican lawmakers are looking to tax the $2 trillion in earnings that U.S. companies hold overseas as a way to fund roads and bridges.


We truly have no party folks. I have a better idea for roads and bridges, eliminate the federal gas tax, eliminate the federal highway commission and any other federal agency that handles highway stuff, and return everything to the States where it belongs.


http://washex.am/1B8aS4G

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:32 AM (GpgJl)

618 And Heritage says there already is a bill out there to partially return the highways to the States. I don't think it goes far enough but it would be an improvement over the crap we have now. Of course it doesn't look like the Republicans are forwarding this bill.


http://dailysign.al/1FSFh2u

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:32 AM (GpgJl)

619 Needless to say, the Iraqi was killed, though we're
fairly certain his last words were the equivalent of "Oh, no fucking way."



aka, Kentucky Windage.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2015 07:32 AM (Tmw6W)

620
Not Carl. Mark.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:32 AM (St6BJ)

621 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1S6NJDT

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:32 AM (GpgJl)

622 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1f4oT9G


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:33 AM (GpgJl)

623 612 NV is fighting back at SEIU. Good, but why not just make all public employee unions illegal?


http://bit.ly/1QNZzR0
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM (GpgJl)

I thought SEIU was a private sector union?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:33 AM (St6BJ)

624 Mmmm. Fresh Hell.

Posted by: Fat Acceptance Activist at June 11, 2015 07:34 AM (oVJmc)

625 The weirdest news item I've read this week, a guy and his dog died after being trapped in his Corvette because he couldn't get the door open. http://tinyurl.com/o6z59dj

Posted by: no good deed at June 11, 2015 07:34 AM (GgxVX)

626 Jeff Sessions blasts the TPA agreement again. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:31 AM

I was wondering if this story would ever see the light of day at the HQ. Considering the potential consequences, it has been pretty well buried everywhere. Including here.

No doubt we'll have more Shrillery, NYT vs. Rubio and fakey-rapey stories later on....

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 11, 2015 07:35 AM (P8YHq)

627 625 The weirdest news item I've read this week, a guy and his dog died after being trapped in his Corvette because he couldn't get the door open. http://tinyurl.com/o6z59dj
Posted by: no good deed at June 11, 2015 07:34 AM (GgxVX)


I assume he was parked in the woods somewhere. Then again, if he was parked on city street, people would ignore him.


RIP.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:36 AM (St6BJ)

628 Vic heroically delivered the news sandwiched between a snoring hobo & a half dressed drooling moron.

WAY TO GO, VIC!!!

*applause*

Posted by: Ruth at June 11, 2015 07:36 AM (oo88B)

629 Still, you should try Greek yogurt with a bit of honey and walnuts.

Yum.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton
----------------------------
Oh, I plan on it.
After all the greek food talk, yesterday's $2 trip to the grocery store for cottage cheese ended up costing closer to $30.
I ended up with yogurt, feta cheese, phillo dough, spinach, kalamata olives, etc

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 07:36 AM (4ydPC)

630 626 Posted by: MrScribbler at June 11, 2015 07:35 AM (P8YHq)


The sick thing is that I will have to call Nadler and Ackerman to tell them to vote against this. I'll pretend to be a union guy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:37 AM (St6BJ)

631 607


Wait. If he was 86 years old, that means he would have been like 16 or 17 at the height of the Swing/Big Band era.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:30 AM (St6BJ)

He didn't start until the 60s if I am not mistaken.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:37 AM (GpgJl)

632 *checks email*

Amazon trying to get me to purchase Sabrina Chase's Jinxers. Um already have it.

Guess I best go sussing through Amazon Studios to read scripts to review and then ask them to look at mine. Would like feedback to improve it. And entice Amazon to at least option for $10K and at best put it on Development and pay $55k.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 07:37 AM (GF78Y)

633 629 Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 11, 2015 07:36 AM (4ydPC)


Man, o man, I had an outstanding lamb stew in Astoria, Queens yesterday.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:38 AM (St6BJ)

634 631 He didn't start until the 60s if I am not mistaken.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:37 AM (GpgJl)


Well, considering I got into Big Band courtesy of dad when I was a kid, the era never really ended, did it?

**sighs wistfully**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:39 AM (St6BJ)

635 623 I thought SEIU was a private sector union?





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:33 AM (St6BJ)

I think they do some private but mostly State and local gov employees IIANM.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:39 AM (GpgJl)

636 The sick thing is that I will have to call Nadler
and Ackerman to tell them to vote against this. I'll pretend to be a
union guy.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:37 AM


Jeebus, Teh Nad is your congresscrook? I figured he'd have eaten himself into an early -- and gigantic -- grave by now.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 11, 2015 07:40 AM (P8YHq)

637 Thanks Vic!
Though it is a bit stale in here...

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 11, 2015 07:40 AM (C9pBZ)

638 JJ, he was parked in a Waffle House parking lot.

Posted by: no good deed at June 11, 2015 07:40 AM (GgxVX)

639 635 I think they do some private but mostly State and local gov employees IIANM.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:39 AM (GpgJl)

I always think of them as porters, building maintenance, hospital workers, etc. But I guess those jobs cross over to the govt. sector.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:41 AM (St6BJ)

640 Waffle House parking lot? They didn't let him finish his waffle?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 07:41 AM (GF78Y)

641 638 JJ, he was parked in a Waffle House parking lot.
Posted by: no good deed at June 11, 2015 07:40 AM (GgxVX)


So everyone said, "can I just finish my waffle?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:41 AM (St6BJ)

642 636 Jeebus, Teh Nad is your congresscrook? I figured he'd have eaten himself into an early -- and gigantic -- grave by now.
Posted by: MrScribbler at June 11, 2015 07:40 AM (P8YHq)

Too much left to goniff.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:42 AM (St6BJ)

643 634 Well, considering I got into Big Band courtesy of dad when I was a kid, the era never really ended, did it?



**sighs wistfully**





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:39 AM (St6BJ)

I got to see Harry James and his band at the Spring Ball at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds NCO club in the early 70s.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:42 AM (GpgJl)

644 Critter stories!

...attacked by thousands of bees....

Horrible, horrible death.

One day years ago on the rider mower in some high grass, I hit a ground nest, and was instantly in the middle of a huge cloud of very unhappy bees. Fortunately, they were what I call "would-bees," big guys that don't sting, but that many could almost scare me to death with the buzzing. Anyway, soon as I saw I was (relatively) safe, I just turned off the tractor, sat a while, then slowly climbed down, and walked away. If they'd been stinging, I'd've been in bad shape.

OTOH

There was a day a single panicked bee inside the house stung my wife, my son, and a cat, and as I'm walking up from outside, my wife steps out and says, "watch out for the..." and I see a dot coming straight for me like a 3-D cartoon, and *wham* the little creep stings me in the forehead. Lucky by that time he was apparently pretty much out of venom. Some bees don't lose their stingers, apparently.

Aren't you glad you asked? Oh, you didn't?

Bee safe, folks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pass the honey at June 11, 2015 07:42 AM (NsI03)

645 The guy and his dog story was sad. The battery was dead and some how prevented the doors and windows from operating. There were footprints all over the inside of the car where he tried to kick his way out. Really effed up.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 11, 2015 07:42 AM (iQIUe)

646 @693

For whatever reason the SCOTUS will not hear 2nd amendment cases out of NJ.

There have been several cases arising in NJ and the court has refused to hear them. The latest one just this week.

I find it ironic that Christies only pardons have involved people trapped by overzealous prosecutors applying NJs insane gun laws.

In addition to pardoning why doesn't the fat man propose to change these laws?

Posted by: Kreplach at June 11, 2015 07:43 AM (VRdqG)

647 SEIU is focused on organizing workers in three sectors: health care
(over half of members work in the health care field), including hospital, home care and nursing home workers; public services (local and state government employees); and property services (including janitors, security officers and food service workers).

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:43 AM (GpgJl)

648 Hmm. Looks as if we need a willow or an MP4 post to kick off this cisheteronormative Thursday morning.

Or is this retro 70's music Thursday? I dunno.

Posted by: anon a mouse at June 11, 2015 07:44 AM (C9pBZ)

649 645 In addition to pardoning why doesn't the fat man propose to change these laws?

Posted by: Kreplach at June 11, 2015 07:43 AM (VRdqG)


The Fat Man has always been an anti-gun zealot. He is a "D" with an "R" after his name.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:45 AM (GpgJl)

650 Morning thread finally up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:46 AM (GpgJl)

651 649 The Fat Man has always been an anti-gun zealot. He is a "D" with an "R" after his name.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 07:45 AM (GpgJl)


DRECK. Disgusting Ridiculous Ectoplasmic Cocksucking Krook.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 07:49 AM (St6BJ)

652 Really effed up.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 11, 2015 07:42 AM


Unless GM really changed something big-time in the 'Vette this dude was in, I'm not buyin' the story.

In virtually every car I've ever driven -- and that's a pretty big number -- if one pulls on the inside door handle, it overrides the lock mechanism and the door opens. That's not rocket surgery.

Moreover, the story claims dude went in to get his coffee around 0800 and went back out to check on his dog at 1100? This time of year in Beaumont? The poor pooch was probably toast anyway by then.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 11, 2015 07:49 AM (P8YHq)

653 Vic, it worked. Morning thread is up.

Posted by: mindful webworker - of course at June 11, 2015 07:49 AM (NsI03)

654 Download Amazing Black Boobs Movies Free Tomorrow # FDZ418567184773 !
Have a nice day !

Posted by: Nathankl at June 11, 2015 08:05 AM (yZ/48)

655 Posted by: MrScribbler at June 11, 2015 07:49 AM (P8YHq)

Right. The cops are lying and he killed himself. It's too early for your conspiracy theories...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 11, 2015 08:10 AM (iQIUe)

656 That ability to buy niche books (and thus, the ability of niche authors to bypass the gatekeepers of sci-fi at TOR books) is probably one of the things LeGuin hates most about Amazon.

Employees at Tor have been going on record attacking other sci-fi authors, one went so ar as calling some of their own authors and the readers who read their books neo-nazis, reprehensible, racist, misogynist, and homophobic- and amazingly, she still has a job.

More about that here

Posted by: DHM at June 11, 2015 09:20 AM (u3oYI)

657 Meh-
Link to why Ursula LeGuin hates Amazon, because it allows niche writers to bypass the gatekeepers of Tor Books:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/plwa4u4

Posted by: dhm at June 11, 2015 09:23 AM (u3oYI)

658 Paul RINO: You have to pass Obamatrade to see what's in it.

http://tinyurl.com/p32xa4z

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 11, 2015 12:10 PM (O7MnT)

659 >>it allows niche writers to bypass the gatekeepers of Tor Books:

Yo.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 11, 2015 12:11 PM (O7MnT)

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