Overnight Open Thread (6-17-2015)

Regional Gothic

What is it? Well here is Know Your Meme's description:

Regional Gothic is a Tumblr-based literary genre which applies facets of the traditional Southern Gothic genre to other distinct geographical regions. Posts in the genre often are written in the second person, in the format of a bulleted list that details several dark, depressing, moody or creepy aspects of the regional lifestyle.

And here Moe Lane introduces the concept and offers some Jersey Shore Regional Gothic:

  • Your friend from college staggers out of the bar with you at 2 AM. The smell of salt and baked asphalt flow over you both as you try to figure out which way to stagger back to her parents' house.  In the yellow-light alleyway you see four people standing around something on the ground.  Your friend interrupts your staring. "Don't worry," she says. "You're fine as long as you're with me."
  • The drawbridge is up. One of the tourists tells her friend that it's so the boats can go out. Her friend looks at the pier, where all the boats are still tied up; and then she looks down at the channel and points at the darker blotch there.  Time to start walking away, before you have to pretend that you didn't hear the splashes.
  • Did you know that most of the houses on this block don't have heating? That's because they're vacation homes for tourists. No, they don't have running water, either.  I told you: vacation homes.

Yes there's Minnesota Gothic:

  • it is snowing. it has always been snowing.
  • a small colony of sheds has popped up overnight on the ice-covered lake. "what are they doing out there?" you ask your mother. "waiting," she says. beneath the ice, fish glide half-frozen through a maze of glinting hooks.
  • you are in the twin cities. everyone around you insists they are different, they are unmistakably different - they can always be told apart. on the bus, watching the buildings roll by, you are certain you know what city you are in. when you get off the bus, it is not the same city.

And Southern California Gothic:

  • It is summer. The sun is shining. It is winter. The sun is shining. You aren't certain, upon reflection, when the last time was that the sun was not shining.
  • The palm trees aren't from here. The jacarandas aren't from here. The people aren't from here. Nothing really lives here. Nothing really stays.
  • There's another earthquake on another day, shaking the office and sending supplies tumbling, and when you ask your coworkers about it they stare at you blankly. "What earthquake?" they ask, and you realize they can't feel them anymore.

And even some Canadian Gothic:

  • You have never seen the Tim Hortons' employees outside their restaurant. You didn't apply for a job there when you turned sixteen, but they called you all the same. Twice.
  • There's that boy you went to school with, Samuel, he was once so rude that they - you do not know any boy named Samuel.

A Logic Puzzle For You

Yes it's solvable. Hint: The fact that three clues are needed tells you that with two clues the possibilities are still ambiguous.

Two former college roommates, both logicians, meet at a conference after many years without contact. While catching up, the two eventually get around to discussing their children. The first logician asks the second how many children he has, and what their ages are. The second replies that he has 3 children, but (ever the logician) he will only reveal clues about their ages. The first logician must deduce for himself the ages of the second's children.

"First," says the logician, "the product of my children's ages is 36."

"Second, the sum of their ages is the same as our apartment number in college."

"Third, my oldest child has red hair."

Upon hearing the third clue, the first logician replies at once with the ages of his friend's children. What are they? How do you know?

Breaking: The US Government is Replacing Alexander Hamilton With a Woman on the $10 Bill

The Treasury Department is preparing to announce that they are putting a woman on the $10 bill, as a source has confirmed what appears to be a premature tweet.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will put a woman on the bill as soon as 2020.

Well there had been talk of putting a woman on the $20 for a few months now. Now I respect a lot of things about Andrew Jackson but honestly among all the figures on currency currently he would also be my first choice to be retired. But then the list of women proposed to appear on the $20 (now $10) bill has been rather....lame. Of the bunch Harriet Tubman is the most worthy - far more than Eleanor Roosevelt.

tenbioll2

Why Do Feminists Cook Up Stories About 'Misogyny' When They Lose Debates?

And from the comments an answer:

Why Do Feminists Cook Up Stories About Misogyny When They Lose Debates?

Because feminism, in its current incarnation, rests massively on a presumption of male chivalry.

A strong, independent, woman doesn't need to be "paid as much as a man". If she's unhappy with her pay, she'll go out and find another employer who'll pay her what she's worth.

A strong, independent, woman doesn't care what some idiot on the internet says about her. She knows her own worth as a human being and can judge the world and what people say accordingly.

A strong, independent, woman doesn't need to have her sexuality mired in victimhood. She owns her sexuality and, if she makes mistakes, owns those as well.

Modern feminism, in contrast, relies almost entirely on the notion of women as children, without intellectual or moral agency. If something makes them unhappy, Daddy (or his surrogate) has got to come and make a woman's boo-boos all better.

RIP Iowa Straw Poll

It's only real purpose was to fill the coffers of the Iowa Republican Party and give the press something to talk about.

Frisky: Elizabeth Warren Gets Mansplained By JP Morgan CEO

Or as I would title it: Man Who Actually Knows Something About Banking Questions the Depth of Knowledge of a Faux Indian Academic Senator Who's Never Worked in the Private Sector.

You may also know it as rape-questioning.

warrenmansplained

The Die Hard Easter Egg in Jeb Bush's Web Site Code

Predator: Dark Ages

This is a 27 minute fan-made film about a predator visit to Earth during the Crusades. And it's good. In fact it's better than a lot of the dreck that Hollywood puts out. Flesh it out to 100 minutes, put some money into more effects, a recognizable star and you'll have yourself a bankable movie. Instead we'll probably just get remakes of Encino Man and Quicksilver.

Which leads to the question: How Many Of The Highest-Grossing Movies Made Since 1990 Are Truly Original i.e. Aren't Sequels, Remakes, or Adaptions of Popular Books?

Answer: Fewer and fewer every decade.

Of the 100 highest grossers in the 1990s, 42 are Original; for the 2000s, 27; midway through the 2010s, six. Really, the only original, super-successful movies being made now are animated, and even they're dipping into sequels.

lego-movie

How Cornelius Vanderbilt Got Rich

He may have been a baron but he was no robber. His main business weapons were working hard and giving people better service at a cheaper price. During the civil war he donated his best steam ship to the US military and then later tried to heal the wounds of the war by posting Jefferson Davis' $100,000 bond and founding Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

20 'Seinfeld' Cultural References Explained for Younger Viewers

You kids may not realize this but back in the day the Seinfeld was a big deal - and he was funny, funny I tell you. And he could say anything he wanted about anybody because he was a comedian.

Japan's Newest Trend: Katana Women

I want to believe.

I also want to remind you that katanas are sharp - really sharp - and there's nothing more embarrassing to a katana owner than spilling blood due to a 'solo sword accident'.  And yes I still have a scar. :-(

katanawomenjap

The Group knows your sins but doesn't really care so long as your interests don't conflict with its.

Tonight's post brought to you by 1989:

1989_18177806578_0ed19b7cf1_b

Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Now waiting for the Connecticut Overlords to render their decisions.

Answer to the logic puzzle above for the desperate non-solvers can be found here.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 10:48 PM




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Posted by: ALH at June 17, 2015 10:49 PM (btTLZ)

2 Wow ONT Woot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 10:49 PM (U2utM)

3 Good evening!

Posted by: speedster1 at June 17, 2015 10:49 PM (1brdf)

4 Now to read the content.

Posted by: ALH at June 17, 2015 10:49 PM (btTLZ)

5 WOOF!

Posted by: Bruce Jenner's Cat at June 17, 2015 10:52 PM (79ClZ)

6 Or to quote from the classic AlextheChick rant - I am not a mewling quim who is in desperate need of Daddy to take care of me because I am too feeble minded and weak to do so myself.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 10:52 PM (r+/qI)

7 Santorum Double-Downs on Tolerance

Rick Santorum has previously expressed tolerance for Bruce Jenner be 'Trans', and even went to far as to accept him as a human being.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9292

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 17, 2015 10:53 PM (7YlUk)

8
2,3,6.

Sorry hads to do it.

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 10:54 PM (MDgS8)

9 I've paid money to see worse movies than Predator: Dark Ages.

*cough*The Exterminator*cough*

Posted by: Grump928(C) practices Laconism at June 17, 2015 10:54 PM (rwI+c)

10 Right on Maet, right on

Posted by: fastfreefall at June 17, 2015 10:54 PM (UbT44)

11 Here's to a better tomorrow. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: Beth M at June 17, 2015 10:54 PM (kiy9d)

12 Evening, Horde!

Posted by: PabloD at June 17, 2015 10:54 PM (pLXod)

13 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 10:54 PM (EzgxV)

14 Katana women?

Well there was Tomoe but she is associated with the naginata.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 10:54 PM (r+/qI)

15 Canadian Gothic: Tim Hortons will be out of your favourite Timbit, and you will accept it and buy another kind.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 10:55 PM (TEpA2)

16 I have started reading Look Homeward, Angel. I like it, though some of the characters are a wee bit too close to real life for comfort!

Posted by: jmel at June 17, 2015 10:55 PM (cfFqn)

17 Good night, Beth!

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 10:55 PM (TEpA2)

18 Netflix has redeemed itself, for the moment anyways. They have the twilight zone. Those early episodes were kick ass

Posted by: fastfreefall at June 17, 2015 10:57 PM (UbT44)

19 I remember the Eighties. Real leadership in the White House, and you could still smoke in public.
Good Times!

Posted by: ALH at June 17, 2015 10:57 PM (btTLZ)

20 In the Presidential Death Match, wasn't Andrew Jackson the winner?

I think that earns him the right to keep the $20

Posted by: shibumi who is awash in existential dread at June 17, 2015 10:57 PM (GwjEG)

21 Hello all.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 10:57 PM (Wo9OY)

22
If I had a Katana I would probably cut my own foot off.

Me and sharp objects don't mix very well.

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 10:57 PM (MDgS8)

23 Ha! "Even Elizabeth Warren, one of the smartest people in the country and former Harvard bankruptcy law professor, creator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and now Senator of the United States, is not even immune to the epidemic that is the mansplaination."



and they're serious.

Posted by: Grump928(C) practices Laconism at June 17, 2015 10:58 PM (rwI+c)

24 Holy crap.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 10:58 PM (9H/rs)

25 1989=Deborah Raffin, wears our summer sweaters...

yeah right

Posted by: one zap only at June 17, 2015 10:58 PM (2jBGV)

26 Which is why one practices with a wooden sword first. Concussions possible, but amputations and stabbing Sensei are nil.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 10:59 PM (r+/qI)

27 That's Babs Bush?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 10:59 PM (9H/rs)

28
For a truly creepy experience, I submit:

AoSHQ Gothic

The horror, the horror.......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 17, 2015 10:59 PM (+OXwX)

29 Barbara Bush - a bizarre sleep disorder.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 17, 2015 11:00 PM (W5DcG)

30 Hey I know let's take tha man who created the American economic system off its currency and replace him with a women though exceptional is clearly chosen for SJW reasons purely.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 17, 2015 11:00 PM (WVvzl)

31 Oh! Mewling Quim! They opened for my college band, the Harf-ettes, at the Feminist Co-op bookstore.

Posted by: Marie Harf at June 17, 2015 11:00 PM (qyomX)

32 wow, summer sweaters require 3 different colored belts too

Posted by: one zap only at June 17, 2015 11:00 PM (2jBGV)

33 Oh, now I see.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:00 PM (9H/rs)

34 "It is summer. The sun is shining. It is winter. The sun is shining. You
aren't certain, upon reflection, when the last time was that the sun was
not shining."

Every time I got to CA, it rains.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:00 PM (Wo9OY)

35 also, no sweater puppies in 1989 either aparently

Posted by: one zap only at June 17, 2015 11:01 PM (2jBGV)

36 Gunman at church shooting has been arrested according to Daily Mail.

Posted by: Lauren at June 17, 2015 11:01 PM (MYCIw)

37 Police: White man supposedly shot up black church in Charleston SC, possibly killing 8 tonight.

Posted by: Baldy at June 17, 2015 11:01 PM (sEXjW)

38
30 Hey I know let's take tha man who created the American economic system off its currency and replace him with a women though exceptional is clearly chosen for SJW reasons purely.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 17, 2015

Yeah but he didn't spend time on his back with his legs spread

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:02 PM (U2utM)

39 I KNOW! I KNOW!

The guy is a statistician for the NSA and has been electronically shadowing his acquaintances, ex-lovers and the 6'th grade teacher who gave him a D in spelling.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 17, 2015 11:02 PM (3pRHP)

40 Do not take Jackson off the $20. He was a fightin' Prez and a transformative figure as the still young nation was trying to figure out what it was. He said "FYNQ" and plowed west with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:02 PM (9H/rs)

41 AoSHQ Gothic

It was a muggy day, so muggy it felt like I was the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Then I took a puff with the Vapestick and watched the bubbles.

Trenchcoat and fedora are customary for a private dick, but trailing a quick footed Ewok through the underbrush. Forget it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:02 PM (r+/qI)

42 Another short film that should be turned into feature length: Kung Fury.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at June 17, 2015 11:02 PM (KHOP2)

43 Or not. Article walks back the headline a bit. Someone has been arrested, unclear if it's the gunman. Described as a "clean shaven 21 year old white male".

Posted by: Lauren at June 17, 2015 11:03 PM (MYCIw)

44 I dunno. I found Seinfeld boring.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at June 17, 2015 11:03 PM (shFKH)

45 Boulder Colorado Regional Gothic

- Your start backing your truck out of the parking space in the lot adjacent the Whole Foods, and some woman pushing a cart nearby starts screaming at you.

- You glance out your windshield when stopped at the light at 29th and Arapahoe, a quick glance, but not so quick the panhandler there sees you look. You grin and give him a thumbs up, because his sign says "got dope?" He gives you the finger.

- A couple of girls, dressed in thrift chic, pedal by on bikes, and you see their leg hair blowing in the wind. You want to start writing a song.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 17, 2015 11:03 PM (U6f54)

46 In the Presidential Death Match, wasn't Andrew Jackson the winner?

TR was the predicted victor, IIRC.

Posted by: Grump928(C) practices Laconism at June 17, 2015 11:03 PM (rwI+c)

47 Don't speak ill of Jackson's wife. That son of a bitch knew how to fight.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 11:03 PM (wkuqO)

48
I bet "white man" was crazy ass non-political or bizarre political.

Like Jeffords.

But we all know how this is going to play out. Don't we?

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:04 PM (MDgS8)

49 "Third, my oldest child has red hair."

It's only solvable because the other guy logician was told that they were "hints" and thus would winnow down the possible answers.

If they were simply statements of fact, than you'd not be able to solve the riddle.

Posted by: The Logical Hat at June 17, 2015 11:04 PM (7YlUk)

50 "Third, my oldest child has red hair."

It's only solvable because the other guy logician was told that they were "hints" and thus would winnow down the possible answers.

If they were simply statements of fact, than you'd not be able to solve the riddle.

Posted by: The Logical Hat at June 17, 2015 11:04 PM (7YlUk)

51 "why do feminists cook up stories about misogyny when they lose debates"

i'd like to know: why do women hop when they're excited?

no, really. any women out there who can explain this?

Posted by: steinmetz at June 17, 2015 11:04 PM (CrYC8)

52 I just spent the past hour watching Hannity interview Trump.

This is my confused, almost in Trump's court, face: *__*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (FsuaD)

53 Minnesota Gothic. 42 degrees and rain. The good news is, it's not expected to snow tonight.

Wait, what is the traditional southern gothic. Swamps, creatures, southern belle in distress, metrosexual male unable to defend damsel in distress? That's where the horror comes in, right? neutered male lacking manly characteristics?

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (RGRPS)

54 The logic puzzle has two answers. 36 is 2 x 2 x 3 x 3. Two kids get one, and the third gets the product of the remaining two factors. Third clue shows that the oldest cannot be a twin. That leaves "4, 3, 3" as a viable answer as well as "6, 3, 2".



Of course, the other logician would know, based on whether their old apartment number was #10 or #11.



I suspect that the question was supposed to have the youngest have red hair -- because that would force the answer to "6, 3, 2".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)

55 Deborah Raffin, nothing but class.

Posted by: Wind Breaker at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (/pOl7)

56 and the answer is 2-2-9

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (ZT/0/)

57 and the answer is 2-2-9

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (ZT/0/)

58 {{{{Chique}}}

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (TEpA2)

59 "This is my confused, almost in Trump's court, face: *__*"


Luxurious.


And clown.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (9H/rs)

60 Has Mooch disrespected America from Milan yet? And what WH curtains was she wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (FsuaD)

61 What he didn't tell you was he had 3 kids one each.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (wkuqO)

62 The fact that he went in to a church on a Wednesday night makes me think it was a targeted attack, and not something random, but I guess we'll see how it all plays out. Awful.

Posted by: Lauren at June 17, 2015 11:07 PM (MYCIw)

63 It's still fucking math no matter how you slice it. I hate math.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:07 PM (U2utM)

64 Could be a black man in white face?

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 11:07 PM (wkuqO)

65 Oh, 'Fall of the House of Usher'. Got it.

cool.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM (RGRPS)

66 Evening Horde!

It's almost NoVaMoMe time!!!!!

Driving up tomorrow.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM (GEICT)

67 "The fact that he went in to a church on a Wednesday night makes me think it was a targeted attack, "

Very preliminary but almost like he knew somebody might be there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM (9H/rs)

68 I was hoping they'd put Reagan on the ten or twenty dollar bill.

Posted by: Mike at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM (c056A)

69 Jane d'oh

I didn't see the interview... I'd vote for trump what's the worst thing that can happen? He's not on my favorite but I'd vote for him over Clinton... And it would at least be entertaining

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (zDjhd)

70 And what does red hair have to do with it?

There could be twins. There need not be twins.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo, retired Logician at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (V70Uh)

71 BCochran, Nearsider and All Hail Eris are apparently in their cups already.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (r+/qI)

72 Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)

----

but you neglect the possibility of a one year old child

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (ZT/0/)

73 "I hate math."


I comprise your paycheck.

Posted by: Math at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (9H/rs)

74 Very preliminary but almost like he knew somebody might be there.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM (9H/rs)

I'm thinking it was mid week services. Many churches have same.

Posted by: just saying at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (wkuqO)

75 34
"It is summer. The sun is shining. It is winter. The sun is shining. You

aren't certain, upon reflection, when the last time was that the sun was

not shining."

Every time I got to CA, it rains.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:00 PM (Wo9OY)


I've got a water district that'll pay for your airline ticket.....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (EzgxV)

76 Let them have their woman on some money.

They're not going to give up until we do and so far it's costs millions of coins sitting in storage never to be used.

At least it won't weigh my pants down and be hard to use.

I've never concerned myself too much with who's on the money.

Put Mickey Mouse there for all I care.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (zRby/)

77 Seems that I'm the first with a serious answer to the riddle: 2, 2, 9.
Reasoning:
Product must be 36, prime factorization is 2*2*3*3 (and *1, which will be important in a moment).
The fact that the second clue wasn't enough, tells us that there is more than one possibility that reaches that total.
The final clue lets us know that he has an oldest, ie. not oldest twins. The only way he can have oldest twins is with ages 1, 6, 6. This lets us know that the sum of their ages is 13. The other possibility that sums to 13 and multiplies to 36 is 2, 2, 9.

However, this logic puzzle breaks down, because the logician could have Irish twins (two kids born less than 12 months apart), the red hair doesn't help discount that possibility.

Posted by: Fizz at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (1JoPZ)

78 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM (9H/rs)

You still employed?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (U2utM)

79 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (r+/qI)



If there was a beverage in your honor, what would it be?

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (TEpA2)

80 Elisabeth Warren, isn't there some Indian organization she should resign from. Ya know, as long as we're having fake minorities resigning and whatnot.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (NjBm8)

81 To hit on Wednesday night, the girl who dumped him might be a reason.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (r+/qI)

82 @62

You can just see the shit eating grins on the faces of the pukes that run the MSM right about now.

Their minds racing excitedly as they yell, "YES!, finally"

And off to the races they go.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (WVvzl)

83
Fraternal twins are just two different people born at the same time from the same mama.

One could have red hair. Or both. Or neither.

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (MDgS8)

84 "And it would at least be entertaining"


He would be more insightful, witty, intelligent, and, cognizant than they current occupier, so.

Posted by: Math at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (9H/rs)

85 "The fact that he went in to a church on a Wednesday night makes me think it was a targeted attack, "

Very preliminary but almost like he knew somebody might be there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM (9H/rs)




Per the scanner, suspect has told police there is a bomb on the premises. I'm guessing that means the church. Says it's in a gray or silver toolbox. 86 minutes till it goes off.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (nL0sw)

86 Well, I got up briefly to comment. Off to bed again.

Dear Horde, please pray for D'oh Boy who now lives in one of the most dangerous areas of Savannah.

Seriously. Two shootings in less than a week near his new apartment.

Black lives matter, unless they're killing each other. And any young honky in the line of fire.

I felt safer for him when he was in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (FsuaD)

87 Put Alex the Chick on the $20.

She fights. We need her.

And besides, she'd kick Jackson's ass, likely beating him wrasslin' style with the Assault Stepstool of Death.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (RzZOc)

88 And the local news is reporting about "Professional Cuddlers".

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (TEpA2)

89 Posted by: Fizz at June 17, 2015 11:10 PM (1JoPZ)

---

2nd place ain't bad.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:12 PM (ZT/0/)

90 And by the time I post my response, others had already posted the answer.

Posted by: Fizz at June 17, 2015 11:12 PM (1JoPZ)

91 Why is Wednesday night important?

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:12 PM (MDgS8)

92 Jane D'oh, I'm right there with ya.
I feel so...desparate.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 17, 2015 11:12 PM (GzDYP)

93 Vendette, I think I have something on the blog that generated what kind of drink... but still looking.

To amuse you until I find it - http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2007/01/silly-titles.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:13 PM (r+/qI)

94 "You still employed?"

Heh. Yeah. Prezzy and I had a sit-down this morning to hash out some facts and he backed off some.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:13 PM (9H/rs)

95 71 BCochran, Nearsider and All Hail Eris are apparently in their cups already.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (r+/qI)



Naw. Long drive tomorrow. Friday night? It's. On.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:13 PM (GEICT)

96 "86 minutes till it goes off."

Well that's just wonderful. That makes me think there may be something about to happen somewhere else while the cops are busy dealing with the bomb situation. Otherwise why put a bomb in a building that's already been evacuated?

Ugh, this gives me a really bad feeling. Stay safe, Carolina morons.

Posted by: Lauren at June 17, 2015 11:13 PM (MYCIw)

97
72
Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)



----



but you neglect the possibility of a one year old child

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:09 PM (ZT/0/)


And I missed "9, 2, 2".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:14 PM (EzgxV)

98 I think Guillermo del Toro knows as much about H.P. Lovecraft as he has been able to glean from watching Dark Shadows and The Fearless Vampire Killers.

Good thing he has a blockbuster like Pan's Labyrinth his politics to fall back on.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 17, 2015 11:14 PM (3pRHP)

99 Ha! "Even Elizabeth Warren, one of the smartest people in the country and former Harvard bankruptcy law professor, creator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and now Senator of the United States, is not even immune to the epidemic that is the mansplaination."
and they're serious.
Posted by: Grump928(C) practices Laconism at June 17, 2015 10:58 PM

What has she really accomplished? Nothing as far as I've seen.

Posted by: Farmer at June 17, 2015 11:14 PM (o/90i)

100 Scanner link: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/18624

Posted by: Country Singer at June 17, 2015 11:14 PM (nL0sw)

101 Put Alex the Chick on the $20.

She fights. We need her.

And besides, she'd kick Jackson's ass, likely beating him wrasslin' style with the Assault Stepstool of Death.

----

I can see it now, all that would be visible is the eyes and the hair

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:14 PM (ZT/0/)

102 91 Why is Wednesday night important?

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:12 PM (MDgS



Baptist churches have dinner and Bible studies on Wednesday nights.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (GEICT)

103 You kids may not realize this but back in the day the Seinfeld was a big deal - and he was funny, funny I tell you. And he could say anything he wanted about anybody because he was a comedian.

And now he doesn't want to do shows on college campuses, because they're so politically correct. Also if he makes any jokes about women, he'll probably be accused of laugh-rape.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (NjBm8)

104 Put Alex the Chick on the $20.



She fights. We need her.



And besides, she'd kick Jackson's ass, likely beating him wrasslin' style with the Assault Stepstool of Death.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 17, 2015 11:11 PM (RzZOc)



I like the Assault Stepstool of Death.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (TEpA2)

105
And I missed "9,2,2"

That is unforgivable.

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (MDgS8)

106 1, 4, and 9 are also possible.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (+4uXG)

107 and the answer is 2-2-9

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (ZT/0/)


Exactly. The other possibility was 1*6*6.

Of course between them, the oldest having red hair was meant to indicate something distinctive from the other possible answer, and the oldest having red hair indicated that the oldest wasn't a twin.

The only way you could choose, then, is with the "hint" that the statements were meant to winnow down the answer. Without that, it could have been either because twins would have an older and a younger twin, which means the oldest having red hair does not preclude a younger twin from also having red hair.

So, as simply three statements, one can not get a definitive answer. You could only answer if you understood the hints to be winnowing ones.

Posted by: The Logical Hat at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (7YlUk)

108 and the answer is 2-2-9

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:06 PM (ZT/0/)


Exactly. The other possibility was 1*6*6.

Of course between them, the oldest having red hair was meant to indicate something distinctive from the other possible answer, and the oldest having red hair indicated that the oldest wasn't a twin.

The only way you could choose, then, is with the "hint" that the statements were meant to winnow down the answer. Without that, it could have been either because twins would have an older and a younger twin, which means the oldest having red hair does not preclude a younger twin from also having red hair.

So, as simply three statements, one can not get a definitive answer. You could only answer if you understood the hints to be winnowing ones.

Posted by: The Logical Hat at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (7YlUk)

109 "I've got a water district that'll pay for your airline ticket.....


Posted by: cthulhu"

It'd take a lot more than the cost of the plane ticket to get me to go back to CA, even for a few days.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:16 PM (Wo9OY)

110 >>Third clue shows that the oldest cannot be a twin.

No, it doesn't. Even among twins, one is the oldest of the twins - by a minute, say.

>>That leaves "4, 3, 3" as a viable answer as well as "6, 3, 2".
>>
>> Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)

There's 1,1,36, ... 1,2,18, ... 2,2,9, ... 1,4,9, ... 1,6,6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 17, 2015 11:16 PM (MYSVz)

111 And, of course, prayers for everyone involved in the shooting. Just so awful. 9pm would be right when youth group would be getting out. I really hope that kids aren't among the victims.

Posted by: Lauren at June 17, 2015 11:16 PM (MYCIw)

112 Will do jane

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 17, 2015 11:16 PM (zDjhd)

113 I hereby offer the Twisted Nutcrunch of Death.

Discuss. And vote.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 11:16 PM (FsuaD)

114 THNX BCochran....

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:16 PM (MDgS8)

115 Someone should mix The Fearless Vampire Killers into the Twilight version...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:17 PM (oBUqt)

116 101 Put Alex the Chick on the $20.

She fights. We need her.

And besides, she'd kick Jackson's ass, likely beating him wrasslin' style with the Assault Stepstool of Death.

----

I can see it now, all that would be visible is the eyes and the hair

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015

And a spider web

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:17 PM (U2utM)

117 Yes, Wednesday night is a church night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:17 PM (9H/rs)

118 If you reprobates were not already on Her Empress' hit list, I would be jotting names down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:18 PM (oBUqt)

119 My husband. What can I say? He refuses to believe Obama and his administration are evil.

No fucking words.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 11:18 PM (FsuaD)

120
The childrens ages are 1 and 36.

Because the red-headed one doesn't have a soul therefore doesn't count.

Amirite?

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (MDgS8)

121 Frisky, I knew there was no reason to go there and read that. I went there anyway and read that tripe.

But you have to, right? You have to go read that crap, because otherwise you don't know. Even after reading those words you still don't know. Does the CEO know how to run a bank? Does a Senator know about the global financial network? How can you tell? Not from that bilge water.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (RGRPS)

122 Japanese katana women. My wife did Kendo in high school, which is the precursor to this. You don't want to get into an argument with her when she has a stick in her hand.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (Wo9OY)

123 110
>>Third clue shows that the oldest cannot be a twin.



No, it doesn't. Even among twins, one is the oldest of the twins - by a minute, say.



>>That leaves "4, 3, 3" as a viable answer as well as "6, 3, 2".

>>

>> Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)



There's 1,1,36, ... 1,2,18, ... 2,2,9, ... 1,4,9, ... 1,6,6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 17, 2015 11:16 PM (MYSVz)



Let's just say that professional logicians should be able to cook up a better-crafted puzzle.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (EzgxV)

124 Raised a Baptist, and yes, Wednesday nights are big.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (FsuaD)

125 Heh. Yeah. Prezzy and I had a sit-down this morning to hash out some facts and he backed off some.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June

That's good. Was it good enough for you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (U2utM)

126
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015

And a spider web

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:17 PM (U2utM)

---

that would be on the reverse, the spider forever right behind her...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:20 PM (ZT/0/)

127 Evening Horde!
It's almost NoVaMoMe time!!!!!
Driving up tomorrow.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:08 PM

Wish I could be there, have some fun.

Posted by: Farmer at June 17, 2015 11:20 PM (o/90i)

128 The red head was fathered by Eli the ice man.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 17, 2015 11:21 PM (W5DcG)

129 Also found out I need to plan another work trip to NYC today. Hoping it get's sorta forgotten about and swept under the rug before I get it arranged.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:21 PM (9H/rs)

130 Keeping Jackson on the twenty? Respect aspects of his career? Yeah, that whole Trail of Tears thing was way overblown.

Posted by: fairweatherbill gatekeeper of pestilence at June 17, 2015 11:22 PM (1eYr7)

131 Eli Manning has had sex with 3000 women. True fact.

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:22 PM (MDgS8)

132 In Alextopia, the $20 bill will have a velociraptor on it.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:23 PM (TEpA2)

133 Twins are not born at the same time; one is older than the other.

Both could have red hair.

Posted by: eman at June 17, 2015 11:23 PM (MQEz6)

134 San Francisco gothic?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 11:23 PM (VxV3H)

135 They were all aborted

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 17, 2015 11:24 PM (zDjhd)

136
131 Eli Manning has had sex with 3000 women. True fact.
Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015

Catalogs?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:24 PM (U2utM)

137 "Was it good enough for you?"


Ah, for now. He backed off accusing me of fault and asked me to do a fact-finding trip. NYC above. Damn. But okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:24 PM (9H/rs)

138 134
San Francisco gothic?


Posted by: SFGoth at June 17, 2015 11:23 PM (VxV3H)


From my (limited) understanding, it involves period dress and dancing.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:24 PM (EzgxV)

139 You could not pay me enough money to set even one foot in California.

Left 45 years ago. Do. Not. Miss. It.

Just not a place I ever wanted to be ever again.

So many bad things happened to me there.

And now look at the mess they've made.

Except for a brief time when Reagan was Gov, you could see this coming (no not the details). Except for the drought but even that is founded on their short sighted allocation of water and the politics behind it.

Once politics becomes the main reason for all decisions, disaster will soon follow.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:24 PM (zRby/)

140 Is the redhead a math problem?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (9H/rs)

141 Japanese Schoolgirl Femdom now with Katanas.


Ouch.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (AC0lD)

142 Jackson isn't coming off the $20, he's one of the founding fathers of the Democrat party.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (Z7G74)

143 Recently found Jefferson letters reveal in his later life he identified as a woman.

Posted by: eman at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (MQEz6)

144 The answer is the apartment number plus 36 divided by redhead.

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (MDgS8)

145 >>Let's just say that professional logicians should be able to >>cook up a better-crafted puzzle.
>>
>> Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (EzgxV)

That's for sure. This was a "logic puzzle" like Star Wars is "science fiction" ... unless there is some really neat, super-tricky thing about red hair that yields information all by itself. I think someone latched onto this in an above comment about the redhead having no soul ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (MYSVz)

146 Question: For those who have had to read about the NoVaMoMee forever and a day but can't attend, what would you drink if you could?

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (TEpA2)

147 Raised a Baptist, and yes, Wednesday nights are big.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM

Another Baptist here. Who would think on the AOSHQ?

Life is weird.

Posted by: Farmer at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (o/90i)

148 129 Also found out I need to plan another work trip to NYC today. Hoping it get's sorta forgotten about and swept under the rug before I get it arranged.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17

Ugh. Guess I won't bitch about going to the home office next week

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (U2utM)

149 So the wife and I were watching America Ninja Warrior. Shit is nuts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (GEICT)

150 "Eli Manning has had sex with 3000 women. True fact. "

He's what, 32-34. That's like a 100 women/year everyday of his life. Your wang won't do that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:27 PM (9H/rs)

151 SanFranGothic?

Folsom Street by gaslight?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:27 PM (oBUqt)

152 Another Baptist here. Who would think on the AOSHQ?



Life is weird.



Posted by: Farmer at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (o/90i)

*Waves*

I'll rat out Cochran too.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:27 PM (TEpA2)

153 midway through the 2010s, six.

Six?! Too risky! The time is right for a film version of Biggest Loser, Season I...

Posted by: Hollywood Bean-Counters at June 17, 2015 11:27 PM (FcR7P)

154 Redheaded math problem...

When she's shooting at you, keeping your wits about you so you can keep track of how many shots she's fired.

Posted by: fairweatherbill gatekeeper of pestilence at June 17, 2015 11:27 PM (2z4UX)

155 So the wife and I were watching America Ninja Warrior. Shit is nuts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (GEICT)


I read it first as "She is nuts."

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM (TEpA2)

156 Another Baptist here. Who would think on the AOSHQ?



Life is weird.



Posted by: Farmer at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (o/90i)

*Waves*

I'll rat out Cochran too.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:27 PM (TEpA2)




Baptist here, too. Of the Southern Backslidin' variety.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM (nL0sw)

157 146
Question: For those who have had to read about the NoVaMoMee forever and
a day but can't attend, what would you drink if you could?


Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (TEpA2)


(1) Anything that anyone else was buying.

(2) Anything I bought that nobody else drank.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM (EzgxV)

158 Four potatos are lined up in the road.

2 have eyes and one is from Idaho.

Which one is named George?

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM (zRby/)

159 >>Question: For those who have had to read about the NoVaMoMee forever and
a day but can't attend, what would you drink if you could?

Shouldn't there be a round of DC's favorite Glazed Donut Vodka?

Posted by: Aviator at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM (sQzB6)

160 He's what, 32-34. That's like a 100 women/year everyday of his life. Your wang won't do that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:27 PM (9H/rs)



If he started at 18 and he's 34 now, that's 16 years of screwing. 3000 in 16 years is 187 a year roughly. That's one every other day for 16 years.

I'll bet it's doable.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:29 PM (GEICT)

161 Shouldn't there be a round of DC's favorite Glazed Donut Vodka?


Posted by: Aviator at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM (sQzB6)

No.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:29 PM (TEpA2)

162 I actually got a logic puzzle as an interview question.

I got it but Silicon Valley interviews can be moronic.

It's like they think you're Bilbo and there's a real chance you might find yourself lost in a cave with Gollum.

Posted by: jmt at June 17, 2015 11:29 PM (kopxe)

163 I read it first as "She is nuts."

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM (TEpA2)



*shrugs*

She's a woman (and a fine one), so that sorta goes without saying.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:30 PM (GEICT)

164 San Fran Gothic:

omg this salad is so amazing
i know right?
have you been to that new place yet?
omg no have you?
omg no let's go
seriously

Posted by: eman at June 17, 2015 11:30 PM (MQEz6)

165 I read it first as "She is nuts."
Posted by: Vendette at June

I as well.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:30 PM (U2utM)

166 Fine women are nuts.

Posted by: eleven at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (MDgS8)

167 Baptist here, too. Of the Southern Backslidin' variety.

---

jeez the place is crawling with heretics. I'll say a rosary for the lot of ya.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (ZT/0/)

168 Evening morons, how fares the horde?

Was busy most of last night, and looks to be more of the same tonight.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (b2cFu)

169 Happy-ish Wed Evening, all -

Posted by: Adriane the Critical Critic ... at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (nSOh+)

170 "When she's shooting at you, keeping your wits about you so you can keep track of how many shots she's fired."



Did she shoot 5 times or 6? In all this confusion, to tell the truth, I've lost count. Do I feel lucky?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (9H/rs)

171 146 What IPA's are on tap? I'd try them all.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (GzDYP)

172 "I'll bet it's doable. "

That's what he said. And said. And said.

Posted by: Lauren at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (MYCIw)

173 jeez the place is crawling with heretics. I'll say a rosary for the lot of ya.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (ZT/0/)


Mama Vendette was a nun.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (TEpA2)

174 Even Elizabeth Warren, one of the smartest people in the country

"One of the smartest people" my ass. She can't even figure out the difference between reality and family mythology.

A lot of families have talk about how there's some Indian blood in our family. Most of us are bright enough to know it's bullshit, unless you can actually document it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (NjBm8)

175 I'll bet it's doable.
That's what she said!

Posted by: michael scott at June 17, 2015 11:32 PM (kivUY)

176 I'll say a rosary for the lot of ya.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (ZT/0/)




We'll wash your feet.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 17, 2015 11:32 PM (nL0sw)

177 Keep Calm and Doctor On - Conservative Crank...

Posted by: Adriane the Critical Critic ... at June 17, 2015 11:32 PM (nSOh+)

178 171 146 What IPA's are on tap? I'd try them all.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (GzDYP)



This year's venue has over 200 beers available.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:32 PM (GEICT)

179 Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (b2cFu)




How is Son of Crank doing?

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:33 PM (TEpA2)

180 " That's one every other day for 16 years.

I'll bet it's doable."



Maybe, maybe, a football player in top shape. No smoking, no drinking, no wife.

But DAMN.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:33 PM (9H/rs)

181 Actually any drinking on my part is a very bad idea. Just a little, less than a glass of anything except beer and I can't stand the taste of beer, and I am bai-bai goofy. So I just stay the DD and watch the fun.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:33 PM (oBUqt)

182 Hoooorde!

It's been a day. Thankfully, my good friend Scotch understands my problems and my happiness.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 17, 2015 11:33 PM (e+1S5)

183 121 Frisky, I knew there was no reason to go there and read that. I went there anyway and read that tripe.

But you have to, right? You have to go read that crap, because otherwise you don't know. Even after reading those words you still don't know. Does the CEO know how to run a bank? Does a Senator know about the global financial network? How can you tell? Not from that bilge water.
Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (RGRPS)



She knows what leftists want to hear about the banking system, so they all think she is laying some fucking knowledge on Jamie Dimon.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (Z7G74)

184 But DAMN.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:33 PM (9H/rs)



Yeah, the chafing. *winces*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (GEICT)

185 Fundamental Concepts-Life is good.

I'm currently sitting at a table on a platform overlooking the Sea of Cortez with my beautiful wife Gingy. The surf gently whispers to the beach while a million stars wheel overhead, the heat of the Baja California Sur day has broken, and the waiter's about to bring us surf and turf.

Love to the horde from both of us.

Adios!

Posted by: weirddave at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (owzTh)

186 For all my SBC brothers and sisters:

Why do you akways take 2 Baptists with on a fishing trip?




....

....


....

If you take just 1 he'll drink all your beer.




Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (eNqiW)

187 Posted by: DC in River City at June 17, 2015 11:33 PM (e+1S5)



Did you watch the O's-Phillies game last night????

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (TEpA2)

188 It's been a day. Thankfully, my good friend Scotch understands my problems and my happiness.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 17, 2015 11:33 PM (e+1S5)



You realize you're a bastard, right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (GEICT)

189 " That's one every other day for 16 years.

I'll bet it's doable."

---

yeah, but it would really put a dent in your fapping.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:35 PM (ZT/0/)

190 "Japanese Schoolgirl Femdom now with Katanas.
Ouch.


Posted by: Stateless Infidel"

Waiting for the AKB48 video with Katanas any day now.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:35 PM (Wo9OY)

191 176 I'll say a rosary for the lot of ya.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (ZT/0/)



We'll wash your feet.
Posted by: Country Singer at June

Tater tot casserole & jello salad will be served

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:35 PM (U2utM)

192 Did you watch the O's-Phillies game last night????

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (TEpA2)



Why? Why are you doing that to me?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:35 PM (GEICT)

193 168
Evening morons, how fares the horde?



Was busy most of last night, and looks to be more of the same tonight.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (b2cFu)


Don't know if you saw it last night -- you need to sign up for free 90-day credit watch with Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax (each will sign you up for the other two).

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

194 Why? Why are you doing that to me?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:35 PM (GEICT)


I'm just asking.

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:36 PM (TEpA2)

195 Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (eNqiW)



Only place we don't know each other is in the liquor store.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 17, 2015 11:36 PM (nL0sw)

196 Did you watch the O's-Phillies game last night????


Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (TEpA2)

----

no one from Philly did. I saw 13-1 and tuned in some chick soccer.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:36 PM (ZT/0/)

197 I think I'll monetize my blog tomorrow. Then whenever I mention it, I'll write it off.

Posted by: Dave M at June 17, 2015 11:36 PM (T1Fev)

198 173
jeez the place is crawling with heretics. I'll say a rosary for the lot of ya.



Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (ZT/0/)


Mama Vendette was a nun.


Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:31 PM (TEpA2)


Yes, but was she a "nun of the Above"....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (EzgxV)

199 Since you invoked AKB48

https://youtu.be/oEYWTrACFDE

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (oBUqt)

200 As a Southern Baptist I had the occasion to call a Baptist Church in another city to ask for some help for a family with car trouble.

When I identified myself as Southern Baptist the minister said, "We're American Baptists. Sorry, can't help you."

True Story.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (RGRPS)

201 This year's venue has over 200 beers available.

Well then Mr. Cochran-Hulk, in my dreams I will need to be getting there veeeery early!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (GzDYP)

202 192 Did you watch the O's-Phillies game last night????

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM (TEpA2)


Why? Why are you doing that to me?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:35 PM (GEICT)

---

Another sufferin Phillie fan in the horde?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (ZT/0/)

203 "I think I'll monetize my blog tomorrow."


You have a blog?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (9H/rs)

204 >>>Did you watch the O's-Phillies game last night????

I did. It was glorious. Here's a fun fact: if every single Phillies hit on Tuesday was a 3-run homer, they still would have lost.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (e+1S5)

205 Mama Vendette was a nun.

Posted by: Vendette
----------

Hold it....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (F2IAQ)

206 145 >>Let's just say that professional logicians should be able to >>cook up a better-crafted puzzle.
>>
>> Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (EzgxV)
That's for sure. This was a "logic puzzle" like Star Wars is "science fiction" ... unless there is some really neat, super-tricky thing about red hair that yields information all by itself. I think someone latched onto this in an above comment about the redhead having no soul ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (MYSVz)


Sigh.

So the lesson learned by me is that if I offer a fun thought problem, there will be a number of people who will then bitch and whine that it's not the exact, perfect kind of problem that they weren't expecting anyway since these haven't appeared on the ONT in the past. And god forbid something on the ONT not be perfect for you.

So trying just leads to pain, and pain leads to resentment, and resentment leads to hate. And yeah I got a lot of resentments.

I'm thinking it's about time for another round of punishment ONTs.

Oh and Star Wars is very much science-fiction.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)

207 I got their ages and know their apt no.! That and a cup of coffee should qualify me for a Platinum Trial package of AoS.

Posted by: t-bird at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (FcR7P)

208 Country Singer - made me laugh.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (eNqiW)

209 If he started at 18 and he's 34 now, that's 16 years of screwing. 3000 in 16 years is 187 a year roughly. That's one every other day for 16 years.



If he was never sick, and if none of them were worth doing several times.

Posted by: Grump928(C) practices Laconism at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (rwI+c)

210 200 As a Southern Baptist I had the occasion to call a Baptist Church in another city to ask for some help for a family with car trouble.

When I identified myself as Southern Baptist the minister said, "We're American Baptists. Sorry, can't help you."

True Story.
Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (RGRPS)



Yeah, Baptists can get defensive about identifying as "not Southern Baptist". But refusing to help is bullshit.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (GEICT)

211 You are not the type of guy who would be reading the comments in a blog like this at this time in the morning.

Adapted from the opening sentence of "Bright Lights Big City," by Jay MacInerney.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 17, 2015 11:39 PM (U6f54)

212 Baptist? No.
I self identify as a druid.

Posted by: fairweatherbill gatekeeper of pestilence at June 17, 2015 11:39 PM (1eYr7)

213 Oddly no one seems to have considered the possibility of 12, 3, 1 yet.

Posted by: Qwinn at June 17, 2015 11:39 PM (0+bU1)

214 no one from Philly did. I saw 13-1 and tuned in some chick soccer.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:36 PM (ZT/0/)


You didn't see Francoeur pitch two innings (one of which was the only 3-up-3-down inning for them in the game) and Ultey chew out the pitching coach after the bullpen coach didn't acknowledge the phone was left off the hook until after someone from the dugout waved a white towel?

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (TEpA2)

215 I'm thinking it's about time for another round of punishment ONTs.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)

---
thank you sir, may I have another

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (ZT/0/)

216 >>>You realize you're a bastard, right?

That's just not true. My mommy and daddy are married.

I'm gonna be sorry I asked, but what did I do this time?

Posted by: DC in River City at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (e+1S5)

217 Another sufferin Phillie fan in the horde?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (ZT/0/)



Fuck no. I hate all things Philly other than cheesesteaks.

But what the manager and the coaching staff did last night should be a fireable offense.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (GEICT)

218 You know who didn't have a Gucci store? Abe Lincoln, that's who.

Posted by: Donald Trump at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (oZr5y)

219 dear math, solve your own problems. I'm not a therapist.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (oUc1U)

220 Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:37 PM (RGRPS)



Big rift there. Probably even bigger with the SBC decision to not conduct gay weddings.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (nL0sw)

221 "I self identify as a druid."


And I, for one, will stand with you. Hey, it made that Stonehenge thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (9H/rs)

222 "I think I'll monetize my blog tomorrow."
-----------------

Wait, wait..., we can bundle it with a bunch of others. BBS's, Blog Backed Securities. This is gonna be big..., really big.

Posted by: Blog banker at June 17, 2015 11:41 PM (F2IAQ)

223 Thank you, Mistress Maet.
May we have another?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 11:41 PM (kivUY)

224 206
145 >>Let's just say that professional logicians should be able to >>cook up a better-crafted puzzle.
>>
>> Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:19 PM (EzgxV)
That's
for sure. This was a "logic puzzle" like Star Wars is "science fiction"
... unless there is some really neat, super-tricky thing about red hair
that yields information all by itself. I think someone latched onto
this in an above comment about the redhead having no soul ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 17, 2015 11:25 PM (MYSVz)

Sigh.

So
the lesson learned by me is that if I offer a fun thought problem,
there will be a number of people who will then bitch and whine that it's
not the exact, perfect kind of problem that they weren't expecting
anyway since these haven't appeared on the ONT in the past. And god
forbid something on the ONT not be perfect for you.

So trying just leads to pain, and pain leads to resentment, and resentment leads to hate. And yeah I got a lot of resentments.

I'm thinking it's about time for another round of punishment ONTs.



Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)


Uh-oh. Can I, perhaps, confess my sins and try a dozen "Hail, Maet-y's" as an Act of Contrition?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:41 PM (EzgxV)

225 I'm gonna be sorry I asked, but what did I do this time?

Posted by: DC in River City at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (e+1S5)



You will be missing yet another NoVaMoMe.

*glares*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:41 PM (GEICT)

226 Mama Vendette was a nun.



Posted by: Vendette

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Hold it....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (F2IAQ)



Emphasis on "was".

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:41 PM (TEpA2)

227 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (9H/rs)

Actually?

NO.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:41 PM (zRby/)

228 213 Oddly no one seems to have considered the possibility of 12, 3, 1 yet.

Posted by: Qwinn at June 17, 2015 11:39 PM (0+bU1)

---

if that were the case, the third clue would not have been required. logically speaking.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:41 PM (ZT/0/)

229 So the lesson learned by me is that if I offer a fun thought problem, there will be a number of people who will then bitch and whine that it's not the exact, perfect kind of problem that they weren't expecting anyway since these haven't appeared on the ONT in the past. And god forbid something on the ONT not be perfect for you.

So trying just leads to pain, and pain leads to resentment, and resentment leads to hate. And yeah I got a lot of resentments.

I'm thinking it's about time for another round of punishment ONTs.

Oh and Star Wars is very much science-fiction.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)


The problem with the problem is that one has to make assumptions, as the three statements are not actually enough information to derive the correct answer, as the Horde has pointed out.

Also, Star Wars is more properly labeled Science Fantasy.

Posted by: The Responding Hat at June 17, 2015 11:42 PM (7YlUk)

230 The problem with the problem is that one has to make assumptions, as the three statements are not actually enough information to derive the correct answer, as the Horde has pointed out.
Also, Star Wars is more properly labeled Science Fantasy.
Posted by: The Responding Hat at June 17, 2015 11:42 PM (7YlUk)


So it's on then.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:42 PM (pAlYe)

231 Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)

Maet, you do great work here. But damn, you shoulda known ligic is jyst like math. The Horde cannot abide by Math.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (eNqiW)

232 "Actually?

NO."


All right. Who built the thing?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (9H/rs)

233 'm thinking it's about time for another round of punishment ONTs.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)

Walking on thin ice in hell in paradise?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (U2utM)

234 231 Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)

Maet, you do great work here. But damn, you shoulda known ligic is jyst like math. The Horde cannot abide by Math.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (eNqiW)



Or spelling.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (GEICT)

235 You didn't see Francoeur pitch two innings (one of which was the only 3-up-3-down inning for them in the game) and Ultey chew out the pitching coach after the bullpen coach didn't acknowledge the phone was left off the hook until after someone from the dugout waved a white towel?


Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:40 PM (TEpA2)

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i'll have to catch that when they put out the highlight DVD of the season.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (ZT/0/)

236 Don't forget, someone that makes as much as Eli Manning does could have a lot of chicks double up on him.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (Z7G74)

237 If it's not the Indian Bottom Association Of Old Regular Baptists Churches of Jesus Christ, it's crap!

Posted by: Grump928(C) practices Laconism at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (rwI+c)

238 We're not much on Spelling either.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (eNqiW)

239 We're not much on Spelling either.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (eNqiW)

240 How many Yoko Onos fit into an ONT punishment thread? [Must show your work.]

Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (kivUY)

241 *Maet watches posters shovel the hole*

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (TEpA2)

242 Stonehedge, biggest beer drinking-goat bbq-virgin debauchery you ever saw.

Posted by: fairweatherbill gatekeeper of pestilence at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (cygkw)

243 >>>You will be missing yet another NoVaMoMe.

But I'll be there in spirits.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (e+1S5)

244 if that were the case, the third clue would not have been required. logically speaking.

and it is the third clue that breaks it open.

Posted by: t-bird at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (FcR7P)

245 Oh noes! Punishment ONTs.

Let's write a screenplay in which we can cast Rachel Blackface as the tragic heroine.

Working title, "Unrepentant." Set in Seattle, Spokane, and the San Fernando valley.

There will be porn.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (U6f54)

246 AKB48 gum commercial.

http://tinyurl.com/qz7kh6w

Warning: Mesmerizing.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (Wo9OY)

247 Star Wars could possibly be defined as Space Opera.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (oBUqt)

248 Cisnormavative math. Great.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (9H/rs)

249 Maet, you do great work here. But damn, you shoulda known ligic is jyst like math. The Horde cannot abide by Math.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (eNqiW)

---

speak for yourself

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 - MS in Statistics at June 17, 2015 11:45 PM (ZT/0/)

250 I wasn't being critical, I was just showing how every logic puzzle appears to me cause I'm retarded. (or autistic, I forget which).

I can do Math just fine. Algebra, Geometry and Trig.

Logic? Nope. And yet I can create a computer program that functions quite well. Which is sort of a logic problem.

Go. Figure.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:45 PM (zRby/)

251 >>Sigh.
>>
>>So the lesson learned by me is that if I offer a fun thought problem, there will be a number of people who will then bitch and whine that it's not the exact, perfect kind of problem that they weren't expecting anyway since these haven't appeared on the ONT in the past. And god forbid something on the ONT not be perfect for you.


I was commenting about the problem, not about you. It was an interesting problem in that one had to figure out that it had no solution ... which Goedel will tell you are the most interesting and important sorts of problems


>>Oh and Star Wars is very much science-fiction.

>> Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:38 PM (pAlYe)

Now, you've gone too far!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 17, 2015 11:45 PM (MYSVz)

252 247 Star Wars could possibly be defined as Space Opera.

-------

Um, no.

Posted by: Richard Wagner at June 17, 2015 11:45 PM (oZr5y)

253 " Star Wars could possibly be defined as Space Opera."



Yeah. Or "space Western."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:46 PM (9H/rs)

254 Pick off at 2nd

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 17, 2015 11:46 PM (zDjhd)

255 I am glad someone is putting pen to paper of fingers to keys or whatever and noting that feminists really do rely upon chivalry.


no one respects or admires feminism, as a school of thought is is nonsense, on par with numerology and voodoo. it is entirely dependent upon the good will of men not wanting to point out that it is garbage. Isn't it cute what those silly little feminists bother their angry, unattractive little heads with!

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 17, 2015 11:46 PM (kCLGY)

256 I'm thinking it's about time for another round of punishment ONTs.
---------------------

uh, oh.

Now let me say personally..., I thought the logic question was swell.

Ahhh, seriously Maet, the folk are just nit-picking with the logic site. On the upside, they actually read the question.

Posted by: Blog banker at June 17, 2015 11:46 PM (F2IAQ)

257 And BC beat me to it.. .

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:46 PM (eNqiW)

258 "Also, Star Wars is more properly labeled Science Fantasy."

The only part of Star Wars that could even remotely be considered not science was the telepathy and telekinesis. Both subjects were part of science fiction in the fifties and sixties. ESP, PSY all of that was accepted as 'science fiction' fifty years ago. Why now is it suddenly fantasy?

All the rest of Star Wars was science; 'droits, spaceships, aliens.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (RGRPS)

259 i'll have to catch that when they put out the highlight DVD of the season.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (ZT/0/)


http://tinyurl.com/nnggw97

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (TEpA2)

260 Fifty Shades of Star Wars?

I mean, if you're gonna extrapolate fiction, then pull out all the stops, and let the bad writing begin!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (RzZOc)

261 Star Wars could possibly be defined as Space Opera.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:44 PM (oBUqt)

---

Only if Carrie Fisher sings at the end

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (ZT/0/)

262

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?" He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"

He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too!"

Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

Posted by: Grump928(C) likes this joke at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (rwI+c)

263 which Goedel will tell you are the most interesting and important sorts of problems
-----------------------

Something, something, completeness.

Posted by: Kurt at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (F2IAQ)

264 I thought Maet was going to do the beating, tbodie?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (kivUY)

265 "Stonehedge, biggest beer drinking-goat bbq-virgin debauchery you ever saw."


Get a fire going, a pig on the spit, some grog or meade. Hell yeah.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (9H/rs)

266 Dear math, quit asking me to find your x, she is not coming back

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (oUc1U)

267 Fifty Shades of Luke, Han, Leia, and the Droids has been done long ago in a far younger Internet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:48 PM (oBUqt)

268 Women and swords?


No. Thank. You.

Posted by: John Bobbit at June 17, 2015 11:48 PM (brBIB)

269 "Only if Carrie Fisher sings at the end



Posted by: Buzzsaw90"

You mean Chewbacca didn't count?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (Wo9OY)

270 "Also, Star Wars is more properly labeled Science Fantasy."

The only part of Star Wars that could even remotely be considered not science was the telepathy and telekinesis. Both subjects were part of science fiction in the fifties and sixties. ESP, PSY all of that was accepted as 'science fiction' fifty years ago. Why now is it suddenly fantasy?

All the rest of Star Wars was science; 'droits, spaceships, aliens.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (RGRPS)


The "Force" was fantasy. Also, The Phantom Menace does not exist.

Posted by: The Political Helmet at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (7YlUk)

271 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:43 PM (9H/rs)

I'm not sure that they have it narrowed down to a particular tribe but the Druids were not the builders. They came much, much later.

They may have USED the Henge but were not the builders by about a thousand years.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (zRby/)

272 "Also, Star Wars is more properly labeled Science Fantasy."

The only part of Star Wars that could even remotely be considered not science was the telepathy and telekinesis. Both subjects were part of science fiction in the fifties and sixties. ESP, PSY all of that was accepted as 'science fiction' fifty years ago. Why now is it suddenly fantasy?

All the rest of Star Wars was science; 'droits, spaceships, aliens.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (RGRPS)


The "Force" was fantasy. Also, The Phantom Menace does not exist.

Posted by: The Political Helmet at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (7YlUk)

273 regarding princess leia not wearing underwear. I thought she was wearing it in the early part of the movie but not in the later part because Darth Vader removed it in some sort of jedi wedgie during interrogation.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (kCLGY)

274 269 "Only if Carrie Fisher sings at the end

Star Wars Christmas Special?

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (pAlYe)

275 Baptist here, too. Of the Southern Backslidin' variety.
Posted by: Country Singer at June 17, 2015 11:28 PM

I'm of the Northern backsliding ones. Good to meet ya,

Posted by: Farmer at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (o/90i)

276 The original "Star Wars" was an end-to-end movie. Done. Like a play.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (9H/rs)

277 266 Dear math, quit asking me to find your x, she is not coming back
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura

**snort**

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (U2utM)

278 Let the Wookie win the logic puzzle!

Posted by: han solo at June 17, 2015 11:50 PM (kivUY)

279 Star Wars Christmas Special?

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (pAlYe)



Does. Not. Exist.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:50 PM (GEICT)

280 "They may have USED the Henge but were not the builders by about a thousand years."

Conjectures?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:50 PM (9H/rs)

281 Hail Maet-y, full of grace, the Ewok is with thee; blessed art thou amongst cobs, and blessed is the fruit of thy labors, the ONT. Holy Maet-y, Lord of ONTs, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of bannination. Amen.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

282 I'm not sure that they have it narrowed down to a particular tribe but the Druids were not the builders. They came much, much later.

They may have USED the Henge but were not the builders by about a thousand years.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (zRby/)


Druids were all about the forests...

Posted by: Hat-henge at June 17, 2015 11:50 PM (7YlUk)

283 Fifty Shades of Star Wars?

I mean, if you're gonna extrapolate fiction, then pull out all the stops, and let the bad writing begin!

---

So that's an original and 49 special editions. I'll make a mint. Of course by the time I get to 50 it'll be an Ewok that shoots first. fuck it...

Posted by: G. Lucas at June 17, 2015 11:51 PM (ZT/0/)

284 I thought Obelix built Stonehenge.

Posted by: that guy who gets his history from comic books at June 17, 2015 11:52 PM (qZ2Oe)

285 Dear math, quit asking me to find your x, she is not coming back
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura
---------

She's an unknown quantity.

Posted by: Given at June 17, 2015 11:52 PM (F2IAQ)

286 "I'm not sure that they have it narrowed down to a
particular tribe but the Druids were not the builders. They came much,
much later.

They may have USED the Henge but were not the builders by about a thousand years.


Posted by: Jakee308"

Stonehenge. Always built first in my CIV4 games, followed closely by The Oracle.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:52 PM (Wo9OY)

287 >>On the upside, they actually read the question.




I did no such thing.

Not to mention the fact that BOTH the User Agreement and the Style Manual are in agreement that such behavior will not be tolerated.

Posted by: Garrett at June 17, 2015 11:52 PM (brBIB)

288 Posted by: Buzzsaw90"

You mean Chewbacca didn't count?


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 17, 2015 11:49 PM (Wo9OY)

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Are you kidding? have you seen his BMI?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:52 PM (ZT/0/)

289 Druids built Stonehedge and leased it out for the first thousand years. Never did get the cleaning deposit back.

Posted by: fairweatherbill gatekeeper of pestilence at June 17, 2015 11:52 PM (cygkw)

290 Awaits the inevitable Spinal Tap joke.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 17, 2015 11:53 PM (F2IAQ)

291 Stolen from AoSHQ Facebook group:


An Israeli doctor says: "In Israel, medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man's testicles, put them on another man, and in 6 weeks, he is looking for work."

The German doctor says: "That's nothing, in Germany we take part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work."

The Russian doctor says: "Gentlemen, we take half a heart from a man, put it in another's chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for work."

The American doctor laughs: "You all are behind us. Six years ago, we took a Muslim with no brains, no heart and no balls and made him President. Now, the whole country is looking for work!"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 17, 2015 11:54 PM (GEICT)

292 Posted by: andycanuck at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (kivUY)

I'm sure he will. Just hope he doesn't post a Spelling Bee ONT.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:54 PM (eNqiW)

293 "Druids were all about the forests..."


Pardon my French, but is there not a huge presence of timber at Stonehenge and at other similar places in northern Europe?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:54 PM (9H/rs)

294 What about 1, 2, and 18? And why should it have to sum to 13?

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 11:55 PM (ecDRv)

295 Calling it a night. Good night, all!



*Hands "I Posted in the ONT" ribbons for everyone*

Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:55 PM (TEpA2)

296 289 Druids built Stonehedge and leased it out for the first thousand years. Never did get the cleaning deposit back.

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Nope.

Posted by: The Guys Who Brought The Monolith To The Monkeys at June 17, 2015 11:55 PM (oZr5y)

297 Question: For those who have had to read about the
NoVaMoMee forever and a day but can't attend, what would you drink if
you could?a
Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 11:26 PM (TEpA2)


Cuba Libres.
1) few bars stock what I like and if they did I wouldn't buy it for what they would charge,
2) every time you order a Cuba libre Sean Penn gets a coppery taste in his mouth

Posted by: Kindltot at June 17, 2015 11:56 PM (3pRHP)

298 I wonder what the Washington D.C. Gothic would look like. I am sure it would include interns, cocktail parties, pedantic references while at cocktail parties, bad ideas, and more interns.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at June 17, 2015 11:56 PM (2/oBD)

299 "Never did get the cleaning deposit back."

Interlopers. Again. This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:56 PM (9H/rs)

300 The Christmas Special? Good sirrah that is going too far...

Telekinesis, ESP, and such? The only one of the 60s through 80s that was considered 'science fiction' was Anne McCaffrey with the Pern books, the Twoer short stories that she later turned into full novels, To Ride Pegasus was another. But at the same time, Anne's books were more akin to romance novels that happen to occur on alien planets.

Larry Niven? Well there is Gil Hamilton with his third arm. Other than that? Don't recall any.

There are the Horseclan books like Cat of a Silvery Hue. But they are more fantasy than science fiction.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 17, 2015 11:56 PM (oBUqt)

301 Nite Vendette

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 17, 2015 11:56 PM (U2utM)

302 Hasta, Vendette.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:57 PM (9H/rs)

303 You guys ever hear of Bonehenge?

Posted by: Anthony Wiener at June 17, 2015 11:57 PM (oZr5y)

304 >>What about 1, 2, and 18? And why should it have to sum to 13?

>> Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 11:55 PM (ecDRv)

13 is the only sum that has two possible sets of ages, thereby requiring a third clue. If the apartment number were something else then the first quasi-logician would have known the ages from the first two clues, as all other sums are distinct.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 17, 2015 11:57 PM (MYSVz)

305 'Nite Vendette.

Posted by: tbodie at June 17, 2015 11:57 PM (eNqiW)

306 Pardon my French, but is there not a huge presence of timber at Stonehenge and at other similar places in northern Europe?
Posted by: Ricardo
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No pretty barren *now*. Not sure about back then.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 17, 2015 11:57 PM (F2IAQ)

307 OK , I just laughed at "Bonehenge, must be sleepy

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 17, 2015 11:58 PM (oUc1U)

308 The original Henge was composed of wooden posts.

Stonehenge is surrounded by them they predate the presence of the stones.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 17, 2015 11:58 PM (zRby/)

309 294 What about 1, 2, and 18? And why should it have to sum to 13?

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1*2*18 =36
1+2+18 =21

No other combination of 3 numbers products to 36 and sums to 21. So the logician would have known that after clue #2 since he knows his apartment #

2-2-9 and 1-6-6 both sum to 13 so 2 clues was not enough

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 17, 2015 11:59 PM (ZT/0/)

310 What about 1, 2, and 18? And why should it have to sum to 13?

Posted by: flounder at June 17, 2015 11:55 PM (ecDRv)


The logician trying to determine the ages would know what his street address was. Of all the sums, each possible product of three numbers equaling 36 would give a distinct sum, except for the two which would both equal to 13. Thus, that he can't answer after the second "hint" meant that he didn't know which two sets of numbers was correct that both summed up to 13 and gave a multipliaton product of 36.

Posted by: The Multiplicating Hat at June 17, 2015 11:59 PM (7YlUk)

311 >>No pretty barren *now*. Not sure about back then.



We could ask Vic.

He should be up by 4:30 or so.

Posted by: Garrett at June 17, 2015 11:59 PM (brBIB)

312 Foamhenge is a life sized replica of Stonehenge made of huge painted styrofoam blocks, sited in a field just north of Natural Bridge, Virginia.

In many ways it is better than visiting the 'real thing' for you can approach it and get a good sense of scale.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 18, 2015 12:00 AM (l3vZN)

313 Fundamental Concepts-Life is good.

I'm currently sitting at a table on a platform overlooking the Sea of Cortez with my beautiful wife Gingy. The surf gently whispers to the beach while a million stars wheel overhead, the heat of the Baja California Sur day has broken, and the waiter's about to bring us surf and turf.
Love to the horde from both of us.
Adios!
Posted by: weirddave at June 17, 2015 11:34 PM

Enjoy. Thanks for all you contribute here.

Posted by: Farmer at June 18, 2015 12:00 AM (o/90i)

314 No pretty barren *now*. Not sure about back then.

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Barren back then too.

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (oZr5y)

315 So, who found the Henge and said "this place needs a lot of fcukin' rock?"

Not arguing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (9H/rs)

316 Andre Norton is the only author I can name from memory. I'm not even sure how I would search, but if I had the entire works of Analog Science Fiction & Fact on DVD I would try to search up some short stories.

Psy, ESP and Telekinesis was common in the stories I read back then.

Galaxy and there was another pulp that had a lot of fantasy, but I never found those stories interesting.

Astounding stories, right.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (RGRPS)

317 Hail Maet-y, full of grace, the Ewok is with thee; blessed art thou amongst cobs, and blessed is the fruit of thy labors, the ONT. Holy Maet-y, Lord of ONTs, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of bannination. Amen.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

Only at the HQ.

Posted by: tbodie at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (eNqiW)

318 I vote for putting Lady Liberty on the $10 bill.
The answer to the riddle is....
Blue! Because birds don't swim and shut up!

Posted by: madamemayhem at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (WPm3x)

319 Let's try the stroke the Ace strategy.
Great post Maet! You deserve a day off!
Note: day, not night.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (GzDYP)

320 The original Henge was composed of wooden posts.


The original henge was made of mastadon bones. Friggin Norwegian rats gnawed them to dust. Didn't get the deposit back on that either.

Posted by: fairweatherbill gatekeeper of pestilence at June 18, 2015 12:02 AM (2z4UX)

321 I vote for putting Lady Liberty on the $10 bill.
The answer to the riddle is....
Blue! Because birds don't swim and shut up!

Posted by: madamemayhem at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (WPm3x)


Replace Jackson on the $20 with Charles Curtis.

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 18, 2015 12:02 AM (7YlUk)

322 I vote for putting Lady Liberty on the $10 bill.
The answer to the riddle is....
Blue! Because birds don't swim and shut up!

Posted by: madamemayhem at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (WPm3x)


Replace Jackson on the $20 with Charles Curtis.

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 18, 2015 12:02 AM (7YlUk)

323 Sconehenge.

Posted by: Garrett at June 18, 2015 12:02 AM (brBIB)

324 Some iconic sights are awesome to see in person. The Pyramids. The Great Wall. Angkor Wat. Mt. Everest.

Stonehenge is kind of "meh."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 18, 2015 12:03 AM (oZr5y)

325 Stonehenge mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbyzgeee2mg

Posted by: The HatHenge at June 18, 2015 12:03 AM (7YlUk)

326 "Sconehenge. "


Like a Starbucks? They got good scones.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:03 AM (9H/rs)

327 Raised Baptist for the moron count.

Posted by: flounder at June 18, 2015 12:04 AM (ecDRv)

328 Pardon my French, but is there not a huge presence of timber at Stonehenge and at other similar places in northern Europe?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 17, 2015 11:54 PM (9H/rs)


Used to be. Northern Europe was heavily forested once. Agriculture, sheep. ship building and burning charcoal to smelt iron gets rid of a lot of trees.

I am not sure the downs were forested, but they were also a central place.

The best indications are that Stonehenge was a generational place, built in stages and not as a single site.

Although Harry Harrison may have gotten a lot wrong, he did write an interesting story in Stonehenges, where Atlantis Died.

I especially like the Myceneans in Cornwall to dig tin.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 18, 2015 12:05 AM (3pRHP)

329 "The Pyramids. The Great Wall. Angkor Wat. Mt. Everest. "


Would love to see the Pyramids and Everest.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:05 AM (9H/rs)

330 *ponders*

Cyber Way by Alan Dean Foster? Nope. Navajo sand paintings are actually portals to an alien trans-spatial database.

Giant's Star by James P. Hogan? Nope, Hunt is quite skeptical of the whole paranormal gig.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:05 AM (oBUqt)

331 Trombonehenge is located in a field behind the Dixieland Jazz HoF in Tuscaloosa.

Posted by: Garrett at June 18, 2015 12:05 AM (brBIB)

332 Canadian Gothic: Tim Hortons will be out of your favourite Timbit, and you will accept it and buy another kind.


Posted by: Vendette at June 17, 2015 10:55 PM (TEpA2)


More like: shuttered Tim Hortons stores are haunted by the ghosts of franchisees left twisting in the wind when Tim Hortons corporate shit on the workers in Canada's oil industry, bringing on a massive boycott.

Posted by: An Elephant at June 18, 2015 12:06 AM (lxWk3)

333 "Telekinesis, ESP, and such? The only one of the 60s
through 80s that was considered 'science fiction' was Anne McCaffrey
with the Pern books, the Twoer short stories that she later turned into
full novels, To Ride Pegasus was another. But at the same time, Anne's books were more akin to romance novels that happen to occur on alien planets.

Larry Niven? Well there is Gil Hamilton with his third arm. Other than that? Don't recall any.

There are the Horseclan books like Cat of a Silvery Hue. But they are more fantasy than science fiction.


Posted by: Anna Puma"

Stranger in a Strange Land?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 18, 2015 12:06 AM (Wo9OY)

334 Evening horde.

Just got back from Reagan National...

And boy are my arms tired.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 18, 2015 12:06 AM (XAFOu)

335 We could ask Vic.

He should be up by 4:30 or so.

Posted by: Garrett at June 17, 2015 11:59 PM (brBIB)

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lemme guess, he had to keep yelling at the druids to get off his lawn

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:06 AM (ZT/0/)

336 >>>Cuba Libres.

This reminds me of a story. A few weeks ago, Cougar and I were soaking up rays and booze in Key West. There's a small little rum bar there, and they make a great mojito, a great Cuba Libre, and Hemingway's favorite, the Papa Dobles. It's not on the menu, but there's an old dude behind the bar that knows how to make them.

See, Hemingway was a diabetic, and couldn't drink a lot of the Cuban drinks with added sugar. So he had a bartender at some hotel there, and he came up with his own drink. About six shots of various rums, with a little lime and a little grapefruit juice.

It was, without question, the best mixed drink I've ever had.

Posted by: DC in River City at June 18, 2015 12:06 AM (e+1S5)

337 Machu Picchu, the stone work was done without mortar.

There is a technique for fitting one stone to another using a 'hammer' stone. Labor intensive, time consuming.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 12:07 AM (RGRPS)

338 Pretty sure the first time that I visited Stonehenge, it was completely accessible. Now, it is fenced off. There are quite a number of henges, I believe that all others are accessible, though I have only visited one other.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 12:07 AM (F2IAQ)

339 Well it's 2 hours past my bedtime and the fresh hell that is tomorrow won't take care of itself.

Nite, all.

Posted by: tbodie at June 18, 2015 12:07 AM (eNqiW)

340 "The best indications are that Stonehenge was a generational place, built in stages and not as a single site."


The Stonehenge plain itself was sacred and succeeding generations did different things with it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:07 AM (9H/rs)

341 The logic quiz answer is incorrect. For God's sake, has no one ever heard of Irish twins? And the tip off is the red hair!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 18, 2015 12:07 AM (Zu3d9)

342 Holy Fuck. It is June 18th? Tomorrow is my birthday! Didn't realize June was so far along.

Posted by: madamemayhem at June 18, 2015 12:07 AM (WPm3x)

343 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/611229477260120066

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/611230128383918081

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/611230837779099649

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/611231134765219840

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/611231655320252416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/611235920033923072

Posted by: kbdabear at June 18, 2015 12:08 AM (GrXXa)

344 Only at the HQ.

Posted by: tbodie at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (eNqiW)

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so is the barrel more like purgatory, or Hell?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:08 AM (ZT/0/)

345 Nite tbodie

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 18, 2015 12:08 AM (U2utM)

346 Another Baptist here. Who would think on the AOSHQ?

I was raised Baptist but have attended non-denominational churches since around 1990. They mostly don't have Wednesday services. I have fond memories of Wednesday night dinners followed a few songs, a short sermon, and extended prayers.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at June 18, 2015 12:09 AM (0RdKg)

347 I'm hittin the hay also.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 18, 2015 12:09 AM (Wo9OY)

348 "Pretty sure the first time that I visited Stonehenge, it was completely accessible."


What it look like to you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:09 AM (9H/rs)

349 Jabba the Hutt made Clonehenge from sixty-three carbon-frozen Imperial Troopers.

Posted by: J.J. Abrams at June 18, 2015 12:09 AM (qZ2Oe)

350 Friggin Norwegian rats gnawed them to dust. Didn't get the deposit back on that either.
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and spread the plague.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 12:09 AM (F2IAQ)

351 "Sconehenge. "

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after I am coronated President the serfs shall build a suitable monument to me out of massive dildos.

They shall call it Cronehenge.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:11 AM (ZT/0/)

352 And everybody is passing out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:11 AM (9H/rs)

353 so is the barrel more like purgatory, or Hell?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:08 AM (ZT/0/)

I am under the impression that the previous occupant (s) have a great impact on your Barrel experience.

Some leave trinkets to pass the time..

others leave...well.... Other stuff.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 18, 2015 12:11 AM (XAFOu)

354 Raised Baptist for the moron count.

Posted by: flounder at June 18, 2015 12:04 AM (ecDRv)

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OK, one more stake and another pile of kindling

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:12 AM (ZT/0/)

355 The barrel is a myth.
There is no barrel.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 12:12 AM (RGRPS)

356 352 And everybody is passing out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:11 AM (9H/rs)



*fistpump*

Still Alive!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 18, 2015 12:13 AM (GEICT)

357
The Stonehenge plain itself was sacred and succeeding generations did different things with it?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:07 AM (9H/rs)


Burial site, barbeque grounds, and trade route nexus.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 18, 2015 12:13 AM (3pRHP)

358 Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine still exists. But as the title implies it publishes both genres.

*pulls of shelf a couple issues found at a second hand store*

Lets see stories by Kipling, Asimov, Philip K. Dick, C.S. Lewis, Roger Zelazny, Robert F. Young, Henry Slesar, and Zenna Henderson. July 1964 and March 1966.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:13 AM (oBUqt)

359 OK, one more stake and another pile of kindling

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:12 AM (ZT/0/)




Posted by: Vendette has an insomnia problem at June 18, 2015 12:14 AM (TEpA2)

360 There is no barrel.
Posted by: Ualam Godfrie

Heretic!

Posted by: fairweatherbill gatekeeper of pestilence at June 18, 2015 12:14 AM (2z4UX)

361 Still here.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 12:15 AM (EzgxV)

362 Not exactly Bonehenge ...

Bone Cathedrals of Europe ...

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/09-05/ bone-churches-europe.html

extra space before bone- ...

Posted by: Adriane the Travel Guide Critic ... at June 18, 2015 12:15 AM (nSOh+)

363
1, 4, and 9 are also possible.



Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (+4uXG)


For that matter, 1, 1, and 36 cannot be ruled out. Or 1, 2, and 18.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 12:16 AM (lxWk3)

364 I am under the impression that the previous occupant (s) have a great impact on your Barrel experience.

Some leave trinkets to pass the time..

others leave...well.... Other stuff.

--

So it's like a geocache with a hazmat warning

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:17 AM (ZT/0/)

365 "Burial site, barbeque grounds, and trade route nexus"


As good as any. Don't nobody know WTF.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:17 AM (9H/rs)

366 They must be twiddling their thumbs at the Institute of Peace if they have time to break Treasury news scoops.

Posted by: derit at June 18, 2015 12:17 AM (jT+gh)

367 What it look like to you?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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A LOT of hard work.
But really, just puzzling. Most of all, like many antiquities, there was the fruitless strain of trying to place myself in that place and time..., trying to see/feel things as they must have been thousands of years ago. Impossible, of course.

Last week I held a slave badge in my hand. I had seen pictures, and seen badges/tags in museums, but I had never *held* one in my hand. Same thing happened, there was a palpable sense that I should *feel* something more than just an emotion. I mean, a slave had worn this around his neck, his name was engraved on it. Doesn't work, of course, you just get visuals and tactile inputs, anything else is just emotion or imagination.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 12:18 AM (F2IAQ)

368
Been fighting headaches all day. Good nite Morons.
Be well.

Maet if you want to punish us here's a warm up for you.

http://youtu.be/sSQOTrJ0EJ4

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at June 18, 2015 12:20 AM (U2utM)

369 1, 4, and 9 are also possible.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 17, 2015 11:15 PM (+4uXG)
For that matter, 1, 1, and 36 cannot be ruled out. Or 1, 2, and 18.
Posted by: Alberta
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You guys are poking at the Wookie. Not a good idea

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 12:21 AM (F2IAQ)

370 ok, so eating a banana while drinking cheap whiskey works less well than it sounds.

but it was for science!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 18, 2015 12:21 AM (ZT/0/)

371 stonehenge was part of the original wpa program called The Deal.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 18, 2015 12:22 AM (kCLGY)

372 Night MH

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 12:22 AM (F2IAQ)

373 "A LOT of hard work. "

How "somebody" fed and paid those people is amazing,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:23 AM (9H/rs)

374 According to television, stonehenge and all similar megalithic structures were absolutely possibly built by aliens, with aliens, and or with knowledge from aliens. fyi

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 18, 2015 12:23 AM (kCLGY)

375 Oh, Randall Garrett wrote a number of Psi - science fiction, including a series called "Her Majesty's FBI" where the Espers are all pretty much batty-to-Schizophrenic from the voices in their heads, and are being exploited on the sly by an FBI agent. Michael Kurland had some of the same thing in one of his books too, can't be bothered to look it up.
Shoot, Louis McMasters Bujold had an esper in Ethan of Athos

Piper also talked about reincarnation and clairvoyance in his Paratime books.

A lot of the Psi-based fiction considered esper to be so useful they had to have some sort of catch to it: making you insane, weak reception, short range, unwanted empathy with the target, and so on.

I used to be phone agent taking credit card payments over the phone and to kill time I would make a game to see if I could guess the month expiration of the cards.
I came to the feeling that I could only successfully guess the right month when dealing with people I could not stand, and disliked as customers.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 18, 2015 12:24 AM (3pRHP)

376 Then whenever I mention it, I'll write it off.

Posted by: Dave M at June 17, 2015 11:36 PM (T1Fev)


That means you're going to join the rest of us?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 12:25 AM (lxWk3)

377 How "somebody" fed and paid those people is amazing,
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:23 AM (9H/rs)


which is why socialism/communism finds slave labor so useful, no pay, less and less food.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 18, 2015 12:25 AM (kCLGY)

378 All right, pussing out myself. Hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 12:25 AM (9H/rs)

379 Kindltot at June 18, 2015 12:24 AM

I know a guy who is a high speed radio telegraph operator. He says it is the closest thing to telepathy he has ever encountered. He has been doing it a long time.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 12:28 AM (RGRPS)

380 Raised Baptist for the moron count.
Posted by: flounder at June 18, 2015 12:04 AM

I'm truly shocked at the Baptists that post here.

I knew there were a bunch of dirty Jews here. j/k.

I'm actually a little bit Jewish.

Why does anyone worry about such things?




Posted by: Farmer at June 18, 2015 12:28 AM (o/90i)

381 Re: The Logician's Children
The combination of ages are:
1,6,6
1,2,18
1,1,36
1,3,12
1,4,9
2,2,9
2,3,6
3,3,4

The sums are, respectively:
13, 21, 38, 16, 14, 13, 11, 10

The sums are all different except for two 13's. If he knew what the apartment number was, then he wouldn't need a third clue unless the number was 13. So it must be one of the 13's (1,6,6 or 2,2,9). He said third CHILD, so oldest is not twins. The only answer that fits is 2,2,9.

Posted by: Doug Kirby at June 18, 2015 12:29 AM (eKz2W)

382 G'night RK

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 12:29 AM (F2IAQ)

383 Lit up "the scratchpad" today. I remember NASA/Ames having an "open house" where we were ushered into the presence of their Cray X-MP, and it's massive data array of THREE TERABYTES of storage!!!!!!




Scratchpad is 16T (RAID-5'd to 12). Plan is to rip drives to it and pick 'em apart without triggering ransomware or allowing entrenched malware to infect anything else. Once four 2T drives are ripped, I'll DoD-scrub 'em and create another RAID-5 volume for good stuff off the scratchpad.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

384 The only answer that fits is 2,2,9.
Posted by: Doug
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Maybe..., maybe not.

Posted by: Contrarians at June 18, 2015 12:30 AM (F2IAQ)

385 87 Put Alex the Chick on the $20.

She fights. We need her.


I agree with the sentiment, but shouldn't she be on a small bill?

Posted by: despair at June 18, 2015 12:32 AM (J6suc)

386 Scratchpad is 16T (RAID-5'd to 12). Plan is to rip drives to it and pick 'em apart without triggering ransomware or allowing entrenched malware to infect anything else. Once four 2T drives are ripped, I'll DoD-scrub 'em and create another RAID-5 volume for good stuff off the scratchpad.
Posted by: cthulhu
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This is Geekspeak, no?

Posted by: Contrarians at June 18, 2015 12:32 AM (F2IAQ)

387 January 1965 F+SF has a review of Farnham's Freehold by someone named Heinlein.

"This is a dismal book, dealing with a family group propelled into the future by nuclear disaster, loaded down with preachments. The story itself is slow and fat and the philosophy resembles the thinking of a retired Southern California maiden lady."

The rest of the review is not much better.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:32 AM (oBUqt)

388 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 12:33 AM (UVfht)

389 All the rest of Star Wars was science; 'droits, spaceships, aliens.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 17, 2015 11:47 PM (RGRPS)


Well, it used to be that one of the hallmarks of Science Fiction was that science, or engineering, or advanced technology based upon science was integral to the plot of the story. The hero was either doing science, or using science-based knowledge to achieve his goals.

Star Wars is just a fantasy quest story set in a space-faring universe, but all the science and technology on display is simply taken for granted by the protagonists.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 12:35 AM (lxWk3)

390 Thanks 304. Very concise.

Posted by: flounder at June 18, 2015 12:35 AM (ecDRv)

391 >>He said third CHILD, so oldest is not twins.

>> Posted by: Doug Kirby at June 18, 2015 12:29 AM (eKz2W)

I don't mean to get biblical with you, but do you know the story of Jacob and Esau? "Eldest child" does not imply "not a twin". No twins are born at the same time (unless the mother was a real heifer who could spit out two kids in parallel). One is always the "oldest".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 12:36 AM (MYSVz)

392 1000-yard Jake is that you?

Posted by: MAx at June 18, 2015 12:36 AM (YJeFl)

393 G' night all. The puppies beckon, as does work tomorrow.

Be well.

T

Posted by: Farmer at June 18, 2015 12:36 AM (o/90i)

394 Here's a Mathematica expression to show the possible ages whose product is 36 along with their sum:

{#, Plus @@ #} amp; /@ Union[Sort[Sort[First[#]] amp; /@Select[{#, Times@@ #} amp; /@ Tuples[Divisors[36], 3], Last[#] == 36 amp;], First[#1] < First[#2] amp;]]

It gives
{{{1, 1, 36}, 38}, {{1, 2, 18}, 21}, {{1, 3, 12}, 16}, {{1, 4, 9}, 14}, {{1, 6, 6}, 13}, {{2, 2, 9}, 13}, {{2, 3, 6}, 11}, {{3, 3, 4}, 10}}

Only 1, 6, 6 and 2, 2, 9 are ambiguous in their sum.

Posted by: David Gillies at June 18, 2015 12:38 AM (tjHrt)

395 This women on $ business is so stupid. Wtf is wrong with the way it is? And how much will it cost to change the printing presses and secure the new bills? What will they do with the old ones? And for what? God these people make me sick.

Posted by: Eli Cash at June 18, 2015 12:39 AM (Dc/ui)

396 Grr, HTML in this thing blows. amp; =

Posted by: David Gillies at June 18, 2015 12:39 AM (tjHrt)

397
You guys ever hear of Bonehenge?

Posted by: Anthony Wiener at June 17, 2015 11:57 PM (oZr5y)


There actually was a Woodhenge.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 12:39 AM (lxWk3)

398 {#, Plus @@ #} amp; /@ Union[Sort[Sort[First[#]] amp; /@Select[{#, Times@@ #} amp; /@ Tuples[Divisors[36], 3], Last[#] == 36 amp;], First[#1]
----------------------

* twitches *

Posted by: Contrarians at June 18, 2015 12:40 AM (F2IAQ)

399 >>This women on $ business is so stupid. Wtf is wrong with the way it is?

>> Posted by: Eli Cash at June 18, 2015 12:39 AM (Dc/ui)

Not enough cleavage.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 12:40 AM (MYSVz)

400 Here's a Mathematica expression to show the possible ages whose product is 36 along with their sum:

{#, Plus @@ #} amp; /@ Union[Sort[Sort[First[#]] amp; /@Select[{#, Times@@ #} amp; /@ Tuples[Divisors[36], 3], Last[#] == 36 amp;], First[#1]

It gives
{{{1, 1, 36}, 38}, {{1, 2, 18}, 21}, {{1, 3, 12}, 16}, {{1, 4, 9}, 14}, {{1, 6, 6}, 13}, {{2, 2, 9}, 13}, {{2, 3, 6}, 11}, {{3, 3, 4}, 10}}

Only 1, 6, 6 and 2, 2, 9 are ambiguous in their sum.

Posted by: David Gillies at June 18, 2015 12:38 AM (tjHrt)


You are assuming that he is using base 10...

Posted by: The DEC Hat at June 18, 2015 12:41 AM (7YlUk)

401 Here's a Mathematica expression to show the possible ages whose product is 36 along with their sum:

{#, Plus @@ #} amp; /@ Union[Sort[Sort[First[#]] amp; /@Select[{#, Times@@ #} amp; /@ Tuples[Divisors[36], 3], Last[#] == 36 amp;], First[#1]

It gives
{{{1, 1, 36}, 38}, {{1, 2, 18}, 21}, {{1, 3, 12}, 16}, {{1, 4, 9}, 14}, {{1, 6, 6}, 13}, {{2, 2, 9}, 13}, {{2, 3, 6}, 11}, {{3, 3, 4}, 10}}

Only 1, 6, 6 and 2, 2, 9 are ambiguous in their sum.

Posted by: David Gillies at June 18, 2015 12:38 AM (tjHrt)


You are assuming that he is using base 10...

Posted by: The DEC Hat at June 18, 2015 12:41 AM (7YlUk)

402 Orca Winfrey is going to be on the new $10 Bill.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 12:42 AM (dRtHa)

403 386
Scratchpad is 16T (RAID-5'd to 12). Plan is to rip drives to it and pick
'em apart without triggering ransomware or allowing entrenched malware
to infect anything else. Once four 2T drives are ripped, I'll DoD-scrub
'em and create another RAID-5 volume for good stuff off the scratchpad.

Posted by: cthulhu

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This is Geekspeak, no?

Posted by: Contrarians at June 18, 2015 12:32 AM (F2IAQ)


Not really all that geeky. Every disk drive on every computer connected to my home network when I got malware'd is considered compromised. I needed a very large workspace to dump their contents and tease out good data -- songs, videos, documents, pictures, etc. -- without actually triggering any malware. So I've got a data warehouse where I can execute a variety of functions in a safe way.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 12:42 AM (EzgxV)

404 "Posted by: David Gillies at June 18, 2015 12:38 AM (tjHrt)"


Bourbon infused brain implodes and has a neural fusion meltdown.

In other words, late Wednesday P.M., CST



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 18, 2015 12:42 AM (RzZOc)

405 The solution is obvious.

The second logician seduced the wife of the first logician 10 years (really 9 years and 9 months or so) prior. That's why he knew the ages of the children immediately, because the red haired kid is his.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 12:42 AM (UVfht)

406 You are talking of Time and Time Again where a soldier at the point of death gets teleported back in time into his child self. Is that reincarnation or merely weird bit of time travel like He Walked Around the Horses?

Or talk of Pillars of Salt where anyone can go back in time to live inside someone for a while. But never go during a death bed event, for the viewer may get snared.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:42 AM (oBUqt)

407 How about pretty naked women on money?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 12:43 AM (dRtHa)

408 Psy, ESP and Telekinesis was common in the stories I read back then.



Galaxy and there was another pulp that had a lot of fantasy, but I never found those stories interesting.



Astounding stories, right.





Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 12:01 AM (RGRPS)


But Psy, ESP, and telekinesis, back in that era, were considered to be physical properties of the mind, and subject to lawful behavior, and able to be dealt with by scientific rigor. In other words, not magic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 12:44 AM (lxWk3)

409 How about pretty naked women on money?

You know they'll just put Janet Yellen on there, right?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 12:44 AM (UVfht)

410 AoP, hard science fiction is almost extinct as a viable genre.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:45 AM (oBUqt)

411 The woman has to be dead. Marilyn Monroe. Brittany Murphy.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 12:46 AM (dRtHa)

412 How about pretty naked women on money?

Im game!

Posted by: Helen Thomas... at June 18, 2015 12:47 AM (nSOh+)

413
407 How about pretty naked women on money?
Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 12:43 AM (dRtHa)


No, that's who you give the money to.

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2015 12:47 AM (zt+N6)

414 I hate that evil midget Hamilton anyway.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 12:47 AM (dRtHa)

415 Alas the only Andre Norton story I remember is Breed to Come about humans returning to an abandoned Earth. There they encounter two sapient races. One descended from cats and other from rats.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:48 AM (oBUqt)

416 AoP, hard science fiction is almost extinct as a viable genre.

There's only so many flux capacitors one can stand ...

Posted by: Andrew Jackson Libby ... at June 18, 2015 12:48 AM (nSOh+)

417 "hard science fiction is almost extinct as a viable genre.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:45 AM (oBUqt)

Because there is no market for it, or doing it right requires real engineering?

You don't have to explain the internal combustion engine to have a car chase scene in a movie.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 12:48 AM (RGRPS)

418 AoP, hard science fiction is almost extinct as a viable genre.
Posted by: Anna
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Like tears in the rain...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 12:49 AM (F2IAQ)

419 Prayers for the shooting victims at the Charleston, SC church.

We have been watching a lot of Seinfeld lately as the world has gone nuts.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel,Redneck Queen, Last of Romanovs' at June 18, 2015 12:49 AM (FCPu0)

420 Andre Norton: Shadow Hawk

YA, adventure in Ancient Egypt ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 12:50 AM (nSOh+)

421 I hate that evil midget Hamilton anyway.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 12:47 AM (dRtHa)


Word.

Posted by: Aaron Burr at June 18, 2015 12:50 AM (7YlUk)

422 The smaller the bill, the more of them, the greater the honor of being on it.
Washington, the father of our nation, is on the One for a reason.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at June 18, 2015 12:52 AM (JgC5a)

423 ChristyBlinky,supermodel,Redneck Queen, Last of Romanovs' at June 18, 2015 12:49 AM (FCPu0)

May the killer see swift Justice.

May the Family and Friends find Strength and be Comforted ...

Posted by: Adriane at June 18, 2015 12:52 AM (nSOh+)

424 Because it requires real engineering. And the market for a story centered around a technology is almost vanished.

Now if a writer throws out enough techno-babble that sounds right, well hey that's science fiction. Uh no, that is a magic incantation with different words.

And Mike, are you in love with the C-Beams?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:52 AM (oBUqt)

425 "Star Wars is just a fantasy quest story set in a space-faring universe, but all the science and technology on display is simply taken for granted by the protagonists."

And the energy densities make no sense, the designs make no sense, the movement in vacuum makes no sense for the fighters, the power of ion engines is ludicrous and insane, the weapons are never adequately explained/designed (really, turbo-lasers? Why not cyber-bullets?)

And light sabers postulate a solid beam of photons. Right.

It's magic, even Lucas described ObiWan as a wizard in the script.

It is magic, none of the situations make any sense. None of the "technology" has valid or equal application in the culture - for f*ck's sake, they have a large number of citizens and soldiers riding animals instead of ATV's. In a star-faring civilization. Right. Sure.

It is a magical fairlyland with play-pretend spaceships powered by magic dust that go WOOSH and WHRRRANG and that spit out projectiles that travel at about 75 miles per hour. And they call that kind of weapon - which has slower projectiles than a damned slingshot - effective.

It's not. It's magic. And it has nothing to do with sci-fi - it is fantasy fairy pretend woosh backdrop with handwaving wizards to explain anything away or in that is needed to make the characters emote.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 18, 2015 12:53 AM (rUHU2)

426 405
The solution is obvious.

The second logician seduced the wife of
the first logician 10 years (really 9 years and 9 months or so) prior.
That's why he knew the ages of the children immediately, because the red
haired kid is his.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 12:42 AM (UVfht)


Heh.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

427 And now I am remembering the ending to the movie Wizards where one brother shows his evil brother the one trick their father never taught the bad one. And he pulls out a pistol to shoot the wayward wizard.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:55 AM (oBUqt)

428 I never considered Star Wars science fiction. It's a dragons, swords and sorcery tale set in outer space.

Posted by: otho at June 18, 2015 12:56 AM (d8udV)

429 I count fourteen free Andre Norton books on gutenberg.org.



Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 12:56 AM (RGRPS)

430 Drudge has a headline, white man shoots 9 and black church, sigh. fucking loser.



Posted by: yankeefifth at June 18, 2015 12:56 AM (kCLGY)

431 Because it requires real engineering. And the market for a story centered around a technology is almost vanished.

Now
if a writer throws out enough techno-babble that sounds right, well hey
that's science fiction. Uh no, that is a magic incantation with
different words.

And Mike, are you in love with the C-Beams?


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:52 AM (oBUqt)


Meaning: that to write acceptable hard science fiction, one has to know at least enough science to not make ludicrous mistakes. And that requires more work than the typical SJW-type author is willing to do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 12:56 AM (lxWk3)

432 427
And now I am remembering the ending to the movie Wizards where
one brother shows his evil brother the one trick their father never
taught the bad one. And he pulls out a pistol to shoot the wayward
wizard.


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:55 AM (oBUqt)


....except it was mom.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

433 I suspect we had a visit from Jake in Idaho tonite

Posted by: MAx at June 18, 2015 12:57 AM (YJeFl)

434 None of the "technology" has valid or equal application in the culture - for f*ck's sake, they have a large number of citizens and soldiers riding animals instead of ATV's. In a star-faring civilization. Right. Sure.

We had Spec Ops on horses and donkeys in Afghanistan ...

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Posted by: Adriane the Mule Corp Critic ... at June 18, 2015 12:57 AM (nSOh+)

435 You want Ayn Rand
You'll settle for Harriet Tubman
You'll get Eleanor Roosevelt

Posted by: rickl at June 18, 2015 12:57 AM (sdi6R)

436 they have a large number of citizens and soldiers riding animals instead of ATV's. In a star-faring civilization. Right. Sure.

Yeah that's almost as dumb as having our soldiers use horses in Afghanistan...

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2015 12:57 AM (zt+N6)

437
*seems like old times*
Where's Purp?

Posted by: MAx at June 18, 2015 12:58 AM (YJeFl)

438 146 Question: For those who have had to read about the NoVaMoMee forever and a day but can't attend, what would you drink if you could?

Posted by: Vendette
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The tears of everyone Banning makes cry.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 18, 2015 12:58 AM (m+AZt)

439 "I'm glad you changed your name, you Son of a B _ _ _ _ !"

Posted by: Adriane the Ralph Bakshi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 12:58 AM (nSOh+)

440 It's not. It's magic. And it has nothing to do with
sci-fi - it is fantasy fairy pretend woosh backdrop with handwaving
wizards to explain anything away or in that is needed to make the
characters emote.





Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 18, 2015 12:53 AM (rUHU2)


Well said. The original movie was fun, taken as a fantasy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 12:58 AM (lxWk3)

441 I will concede to the Elder God since it has been forever and ever since I have seen the movie.

And they are trying to replace the horses and donkeys with robot pack animals.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 12:59 AM (oBUqt)

442 Let's Talk Some More About Rachel Dolezal, Media -Ace

heh. yeah. let's. can't get enough of the comedy.

hey! ONT? I'm in under 400? or so? Maybe not by now.

Regional Gothic... in the format of a bulleted list...

tried to read... skipped...

A Logic Puzzle For You

Too much wine. Not too much to logic. Just too much to care. Catch it tomorrow in better humor.

Replacing Alexander Hamilton

FKCU THIS ADMINISTRATION AND EVERYTHING IT DOES. MAY IT ALL BE REPEALED, ROLLED BACK, EVISCERATED, RECYCLED, COMPOSTED, AND BURIED FOREVER. SMASHES GLASS, POUNDS TABLE.

I'm not against replacing Hamilton. I'd suggest Milton Friedman, though. I'd be fine with Rose Friedman.

Why Do Feminists Cook Up Stories?

Everything the Regressives do is anti-Truth. The dark, foul prince of lies struggling to subvert the shining Spirit of Truth in the last days of the War in Heaven on earth. So, biz az norm.

uh

Scanned & skimmed the rest. {Hillary voice:} 2tard2commnt {/hil} - Thank you as always, Master Maetenloch, 'though I'm obviously in no shape tonight to appreciate your work, much less indulge in commentish rep art aaayyye with the rowdy ONT horde.

I... don't think that woman on the Good Housekeeping cover is Barbara Bush, though. Or they did a better job photoshopping her than VF gave Jenner...

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mediocre websurfer can't handle life at June 18, 2015 01:00 AM (ACs58)

443 The interwebs has everything:

Avatar: "Let me tell ya... I ain't practiced much magic for a long time.
I wanna show you a trick mother showed me when you weren't around. Used
on special occasions like this. Oh, yeah... one more thing: I'm glad
you changed your last name you son of a b*tch."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 01:00 AM (UVfht)

444 Of course no one has ventured to offer up the Vulcans and their mental abilities. Tis a shame. Since then can talk about the episode Slaver Weapon and the Kzinti telepath whom his own kind hated and got sick trying to read Spock's mind.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:01 AM (oBUqt)

445 442 Will the robot pack animals have mechanical orifices in case they're captured by ISIS?

Posted by: MAx at June 18, 2015 01:01 AM (YJeFl)

446 "Now if a writer throws out enough techno-babble that sounds right, well hey that's science fiction. Uh no, that is a magic incantation with different words."

That is one of my pet peeves about Hollywood.

I let it slide if the visuals, and the surprises are interesting.

I would like to see some near future stories about lunar/mars colonies, and orbital space platforms where the drama is in human behavior and the science is just background color. That was why I enjoyed Firefly/Serenity.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 01:02 AM (RGRPS)

447 435-
Figure instead that in Star Wars, the Empire has almost 10% of the citizens on horse- , hippo-, and emu-back.

We had what, eight hundred or so Spec Ops once ride into a single are? Empire has different beasts on every planet - and they are everywhere except for Coroscant.

The tech does not allow for it - they have anti-grav devices. They have wheels. They have power sources in a flashlight that could basically power a train for a hundred years.

There is no need for riding hippos.

But they have them Because Wizard.

"Worldbuilding? Logic? Never heard of it" - George Lucas

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 18, 2015 01:03 AM (rUHU2)

448 They are droids, we can hope Achmed tries to upload in the 220V socket.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:03 AM (oBUqt)

449 Yay, I solved the logic puzzle!! I usually don't do well at those things.

Oh yes, I also once embarrassed myself at a knife star with a butterfly knife and I too still have the scar. Dumb kids.

Posted by: BuckIV at June 18, 2015 01:03 AM (CLfqv)

450 That was why I enjoyed Firefly/Serenity.

Per: JW, the reason you had horses in space is that people keep what works. Especially poor people who have to make due...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:05 AM (nSOh+)

451 Well we are getting The Martian on the big screen... with Matt Damon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:05 AM (oBUqt)

452 Why doesn't Tatooine have high speed rail at least?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:06 AM (dRtHa)

453 Shit. shit. shit. shit. shit.

The pastor of the church was killed. He was also a state senator who had been at a Hillary fundraiser earlier that day.

I don't have to spell out how the media is going to play that one.

He's survived by his wife and two children.

Posted by: Lauren at June 18, 2015 01:06 AM (MYCIw)

454 Well we are getting The Martian on the big screen... with Matt Damon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MacGyver in space ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:07 AM (nSOh+)

455 Mag levs and sand... usually a band idea. Now add in Sand People drunk off Bantha beer and armed with blasters... well adds new meaning to "Here hold my beer!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:07 AM (oBUqt)

456 And now I am remembering the ending to the movie Wizards where
one brother shows his evil brother the one trick their father never
taught the bad one. And he pulls out a pistol to shoot the wayward
wizard.

Posted by: Anna
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Avatar. Blackwolf is bad brother

Re c beams. No, I'm mostly into Attack Druids, on fire off the shoulder of Stonedhenge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 01:07 AM (F2IAQ)

457 Attack Druids? So they have Assault Shrubs?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:08 AM (oBUqt)

458 I don't have to spell out how the media is going to play that one.
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No to be crass, but, ammo prices skyrocket.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 01:09 AM (F2IAQ)

459 (CNN)Several people were killed in a shooting at an historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, a source close to the investigation told CNN.

The shooter is still at large.

The shooting took place Wednesday evening at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South.


... not to worry, they aren't "everybody," they are Christians

Posted by: Whoopi Goldberg at June 18, 2015 01:09 AM (e8kgV)

460 We have better transport then the Jawas.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:09 AM (dRtHa)

461 >>Of course no one has ventured to offer up the Vulcans and their mental abilities.

>> Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:01 AM (oBUqt)

Star Trek is even worse idiot fiction. They have ships cruising around the universe beyond light speed and, yet, there is one single uniform movement of time for everyone, everywhere. They don't even give any lip service to Relativity (which is, in fact and fiction, one of the most intriguing and exciting theories ever). But, in Star Trek, the Twin Paradox doesn't exist. Star Trek ignored the most important and interesting aspects of space travel ... just so Kirk could go around banging every green creature with breasts he could find. And "the Prime Directive" ... whoa boy. Just the mention of it used to make me giggle.

i enjoyed Star Trek when I was kid, but even then I couldn't take any of it seriously. Then, when the movies started dabbling in idiot versions of time travel ... that was just too much.

The only parts of Star Trek that they bothered going into any detail about were commie ideas, basically.

Sorry ... Star Trek just sets me off ... though I still always liked seeing Leonard Nimoy in anything else and saying, "Spock!!"

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 01:09 AM (MYSVz)

462 Well, DOD is developing an EMP weapon that would be some kind of electromagnetic beam weapon. Any day now.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 01:09 AM (RGRPS)

463 Talk about tempting fate, they named an asteroid after Nimoy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:10 AM (oBUqt)

464 California under Reagan ( 1967 through 74 ) was an amazing place. By '70, though, there were few job prospects in NoCal--and SoCal was the same by the recession in 1973.


The population was only half what it is now, and the weather along the coast was...................................very good.


NoCal is still a beautiful uncrowded place except for the Bay Area and Sacramento. Many sane people live there, you know. Too many to just abandon or sacrifice.

Posted by: John Adams ( me, not my idiot son Quincy ) at June 18, 2015 01:10 AM (8CdUx)

465 I heard they could protect us from EMP for merely a few Billion Dollars.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:11 AM (dRtHa)

466 54 The logic puzzle has two answers. 36 is 2 x 2 x 3 x 3. Two kids get one, and the third gets the product of the remaining two factors. Third clue shows that the oldest cannot be a twin. That leaves "4, 3, 3" as a viable answer as well as "6, 3, 2".

Of course, the other logician would know, based on whether their old apartment number was #10 or #11.

I suspect that the question was supposed to have the youngest have red hair -- because that would force the answer to "6, 3, 2".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 17, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)



How about a contrarian entry: "36, 1, 1" - the red hair clue being that the one-year olds' hair color is not yet clear, because they're still fuzz heads, whereas that of the oldest is.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 18, 2015 01:13 AM (oKE6c)

467 I'm just pissed because trying to make a setting work in various game systems is difficult when the setting isn't logical to begin with.

The players will always take tech and devices and ask "Why can't I do X?" and in Star Wars it's always because Wizards and Magic.

The setting makes no sense. Luke has a fucking anti-gravity sled. His neighbors have them too. Yet, when he goes into town, half the people are being carried around by lizards and by robot powered rickshaws.

It makes no sense.

They have droids - evidently very fucking cheap to make and power. They do everything. Why the hell are there slaves?

Why have a walking droid who translates? Why not a box that doesn't sashay, panic, or lisp?
A small box, that you can put in a hat. Or on a table. Or on your fat wrist.

Because Wizards.

I fucking hate Star Wars SO MUCH.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 18, 2015 01:13 AM (rUHU2)

468 >>Talk about tempting fate, they named an asteroid after Nimoy.

>> Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:10 AM (oBUqt)

Spock Rock!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 01:15 AM (MYSVz)

469 Per: JW, the reason you had horses in space is that people keep what works. Especially poor people who have to make due...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:05 AM (nSOh+)


But "poor" people never had horses. Ownership of a horse always was a sign of means. Not necessarily extreme wealth, but getting by. Horses eat, and do so whether working or not. And a horse was a means of leveraging your work to make more money than could be made without a horse.

Special forces used horses in Afghanistan because doing so let them get into the back country without unduly advertising their presence. A helicopter will get a team anywhere they can go on horseback, and a lot faster, but they are noisy, and the enemy will notice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:15 AM (lxWk3)

470
453 Shit. shit. shit. shit. shit.

The pastor of the church was killed. He was also a state senator who had been at a Hillary fundraiser earlier that day.

I don't have to spell out how the media is going to play that one.

He's survived by his wife and two children.


I totally agree and I hate that I do. I heard "church shooting" and I thought "OMG that's horrible" and I said a prayer for the victims.

Then I heard "white shooter in black church" and my reaction was "OH NO!" Because media. As you said, we all know just exactly what they are going to do.

And the social fabric of America will be torn just a little bit more by the jackals. Soon it will be torn asunder and then it's Katy bar the door.

Posted by: Weirddave at June 18, 2015 01:15 AM (owzTh)

471 Star Trek:Next Generation is really bad about rolling out the techno-babble. One of the worst examples occurred in Nemesis where Dr. Crusher is trying to explain why Picard's clone is going angly askew. Instead of just saying "The Romulans fudged the cloning so he is aging more rapidly" and being something everyone could understand, she launched into what seemed a thirty second rant full of gibberish with the word chrono thrown in.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:16 AM (oBUqt)

472 Well we are getting The Martian on the big screen... with Matt Damon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:05 AM (oBUqt)


BTDT.

Posted by: zombie Ray Walston at June 18, 2015 01:16 AM (lxWk3)

473 "Last Pass" got hacked. Now I have to go change all my passwords again even though I stopped using it months ago. I just can't remember what accounts and what passwords I had in that app.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 01:17 AM (u1knG)

474 I like Matt Damon movies where he gets shot in the head.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:18 AM (dRtHa)

475 Adriane, speaking of horses. Have you ever read Pournelle's King David's Spaceship?

There is a world that is very primitive. This expedition is sent there to try and steal information that will allow their planet to get a better deal on joining the reborn Human Empire.

But on that primitive planet our adventurers commit a crime. Of giving the primitives advanced technology. What was the advanced technology? Horse collars. Because of the collars, a horse would eat like five men but do the work of ten now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:20 AM (oBUqt)

476 I saw a cool post about LC-39A at NSF.com tonight:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36100.msg1390980#msg1390980

Posted by: rickl at June 18, 2015 01:21 AM (sdi6R)

477 >>she launched into what seemed a thirty second rant full of gibberish with the word chrono thrown in.

>> Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:16 AM (oBUqt)

Barky does the same thing with the word "strategic".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 01:21 AM (MYSVz)

478 But "poor" people never had horses.

In the context of the Firefly Universe ...

The Central Planets were wealthy / high tech ... The population of outer planets were poor compared to them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:22 AM (nSOh+)

479 Uncle Martin, Robinson Crusoe on Mars.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:22 AM (oBUqt)

480
Maet, that predator "fan-fic" was posted on the HQ some time recently, I think? Not a problem, obviously. I actually watched it, it was very good.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 18, 2015 01:22 AM (QDnY+)

481 473
"Last Pass" got hacked. Now I have to go change all my passwords again
even though I stopped using it months ago. I just can't remember what
accounts and what passwords I had in that app.





Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 01:17 AM (u1knG)


Ira popped up with a message and every 3rd or 4th refresh has failed thereafter -- I suspect he's multicasting comments and DOS'ing the blog. Just another random dump of shit from someone who thinks civilization is weakness....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 01:22 AM (EzgxV)

482 Crusher's Whelp does the same thing in another episode. He is frantically pushing buttons and speaking gibberish with the word anomaly thrown in a lot. The Next Generation was Star Trek for people who suck cock by choice.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:24 AM (dRtHa)

483 Adriane, speaking of horses. Have you ever read Pournelle's King David's Spaceship?

not sure.

Read one that had knights on horseback riding into a spaceship for transport.

Certain technologies that "replaced man" were outlawed. So no mechanized warfare ... knights in armor ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:25 AM (nSOh+)

484 C'mon Maet no punishment, I liked the logic puzzle. And it does have a single right answer.

Posted by: BuckIV at June 18, 2015 01:27 AM (CLfqv)

485 knights on horses and spaceships? Sounds more like Poul Anderson's The High Crusade.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:27 AM (oBUqt)

486 I like Matt Damon movies where he gets shot in the head.

Need more of those movies.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 01:27 AM (UVfht)

487 Star Trek is even worse idiot fiction. They have ships cruising around the universe beyond light speed and, yet, there is one single uniform movement of time for everyone, everywhere. They don't even give any lip service to Relativity (which is, in fact and fiction, one of the most intriguing and exciting theories ever). But, in Star Trek, the Twin Paradox doesn't exist. Star Trek ignored the most important and interesting aspects of space travel ... just so Kirk could go around banging every green creature with breasts he could find. And "the Prime Directive" ... whoa boy. Just the mention of it used to make me giggle.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 01:09 AM (MYSVz)


IIRC, with warp bubbles they aren't traveling through space but the space itself is. So it's not a question of time dilation.

Of course, that in a 3D space the ships always meet "right side up"

The biggest offenders were the writers that used some exotic particle as a deux ex machina... and the particle is never mentioned again.

Posted by: These are the voyages of Hat at June 18, 2015 01:27 AM (7YlUk)

488
478 But "poor" people never had horses. In the context of the Firefly Universe ... The Central Planets were wealthy / high tech ... The population of outer planets were poor compared to them ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:22 AM (nSOh+)


And when you have limited production where focus #1 was terraforming planets and moons, and then the core planets also wanting control of other planet, the horses make sense. Tightly control the advance technology but the planets are habitable, so a horse can live off pretty much the same stuff a person does.

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2015 01:28 AM (zt+N6)

489 Emailed you, Maet.

Posted by: Lauren at June 18, 2015 01:28 AM (MYCIw)

490 To Stream Radio Nowadays the Bastard People want you to log in and even pay fees. The radio show was free.The hackers should hack all the movies and music and post it all.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:29 AM (dRtHa)

491 If it wasn't a Boojum particle, it was a Snark alien. Why? Because the writers put themselves in the corner. Again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:31 AM (oBUqt)

492 The original Star Trek was hokey low budget TV filler, but it was better than watching I Love Lucy, or Three Stooges, or Gilligan's Island.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 01:32 AM (u1knG)

493 Couldn't you just replicate melange?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:32 AM (dRtHa)

494 not sure.



Read one that had knights on horseback riding into a spaceship for transport.



Certain technologies that "replaced man" were outlawed. So no mechanized warfare ... knights in armor ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:25 AM (nSOh+)


I am kind of unimpressed by SciFi which bases a whole imaginary society on some premise which is basically untenable in its own right. Like the central idea in Dune, that the universe needs "spice" to keep the starships flying. Basically, that's magic. A society that can build starships and spread civilization to all the far-flung Galaxy could probably find a way to synthesize "spice" if it were discovered and found to be useful for use by Navigators.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:33 AM (lxWk3)

495 >>IIRC, with warp bubbles they aren't traveling through space but the space itself is. So it's not a question of time dilation.

Yeah ... I've heard that. Doesn't work, though. They moved at sub-light speed quite often and carried on communications with people 50 light years away in real time. We have more delays on satellite calls than Star Trek ever had on trans-galactic conversations. And it isn't just the Enterprise moving at .8 c but the fact that billions (trillions?) of others are doing it all over the place.

No ... Star Trek just took life on Earth and put it in space without thinking about anything. I would bet that no one who originally worked on Star Trek had more than a 10th grade education in math or any science.

>>Of course, that in a 3D space the ships always meet "right side up"

Heh. I always got a kick out of how they would accelerate from 0 to half light speed and everyone would be leaning in their seats, as if they were in a car taking a turn at 60 mph.

>>The biggest offenders were the writers that used some exotic particle as a deux ex machina... and the particle is never mentioned again.

>> Posted by: These are the voyages of Hat at June 18, 2015 01:27 AM (7YlUk)

I think I luckily missed that one. I stopped after the first movie ... or maybe the second. I don't know - the one with the whale. Though it was funny and enjoyable and Catherine Hicks was pretty hot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 01:34 AM (MYSVz)

496 TOS Trek did have communications lag.

It was TNG that removed that lag. And thus removed a very good bit of cheap drama.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:36 AM (oBUqt)

497 Since there seems to be so much confusion about what is and is not science fiction, I will pull out my copy of Orson Scott Card's "How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy" (1990) and quote from it.

This is from the first chapter where he points out that the distinction between science fiction and fantasy came relatively recently and has been mostly driven by publishers who divide works into either category and market them differently. Historically writers didn't view these as distinct, separate genres.

From the section What SF Writers Write is SF:

"All speculative fiction stories have to create a strange world and introduce the reader to it - but good fantasy must also establish a whole new set of natural laws, explain them right up front, and then faithfully abide by them throughout.

Having said this, I must now point out that there are numerous exceptions. For instance, by this definition time travel stories in which the hero meets himself and stories that show spaceships traveling faster than light should all be classed as fantasy, because they violate known laws of nature - and yet both are definitely classed as science fiction, not fantasy.

Why?

[here he goes through several plausible theories involving grandfathering and publishers]

But to all these explanations I say "bunk." Time travel and faster-than-light (FTL) starships respect the the real boundary between fantasy and science fiction: They have metal and plastic, they use heavy machinery, and so they're science fiction. If you have people do some magic, impossible thing by stroking a talisman or praying to a tree, it's fantasy; if they do the same thing by pressing a button or climbing into a machine, it's science fiction.

So in a sense even science fiction stories have to define the "rules of magic" as they apply in the world of the tale, just as fantasies do. If FTL travel is possible in your science fiction universe, you have to establish this fact early on. If you want time travel, you must either make the story be about time travel or establish immediately that time travel is commonplace in the world of the story.

Still the difference remains: If the story is perceived as fantasy, the reader must be told as soon as possible the "natural laws" that apply in this fantasy world, whereas if the story is perceived as science fiction, the reader will assume that natural laws of this universe apply until he is told otherwise."

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 01:37 AM (wqVD1)

498 Why not a fleet of ships?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:37 AM (dRtHa)

499 >>TOS Trek did have communications lag.

>>It was TNG that removed that lag. And thus removed a very good bit of cheap drama.

>> Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:36 AM (oBUqt)

So, they decided that the lag was Uhura's fault?

Blame the black chick ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 01:38 AM (MYSVz)

500 I am kind of unimpressed by SciFi which bases a whole imaginary society on some premise which is basically untenable in its own right. Like the central idea in Dune, that the universe needs "spice" to keep the starships flying. Basically, that's magic. A society that can build starships and spread civilization to all the far-flung Galaxy could probably find a way to synthesize "spice" if it were discovered and found to be useful for use by Navigators.

Glassblower who tried to leave Mirano could be executed ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:39 AM (nSOh+)

501 >>Of course, that in a 3D space the ships always meet "right side up"



Or that they meet a space ship from a never-before encountered civilization, and within seconds they have figured out how they have encoded the video on their ship-to-ship communicators, and put it on the big screen. They never seem to have considered that some races might simply not use video at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:39 AM (lxWk3)

502
Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 01:37 AM (wqVD1)


But that doesn't allow us to act superior and whine about Star Trek and Star Wars not being real Sci-Fi!

Posted by: Unhappy scolds at June 18, 2015 01:40 AM (zt+N6)

503 But in Trek IV, Kirk and Sulu talking across quadrants in real time and there went the lag. And strange that Kittimer where the peace conference happens, there is not a single solitary starship except one Bird of Prey, Enterprise A, and Excelsior. So how did the UFP President and the Klingon Chancellor get there? Tinker Bell did it?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:41 AM (oBUqt)

504 Blah Trek VI

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:41 AM (oBUqt)

505 But that doesn't allow us to act superior and whine about Star Trek and Star Wars not being real Sci-Fi!

Don't ask me about Quidditch Players ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:42 AM (nSOh+)

506 What about Quidditch?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:44 AM (oBUqt)

507 Still the difference remains: If the story is
perceived as fantasy, the reader must be told as soon as possible the
"natural laws" that apply in this fantasy world, whereas if the story is
perceived as science fiction, the reader will assume that natural laws
of this universe apply until he is told otherwise."


Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 01:37 AM (wqVD1)


Which is why we have been critiquing Star Wars, etc. The big clangers are usually the result of lack of internal consistency in the universe of discourse.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:44 AM (lxWk3)

508 Or that they meet a space ship from a never-before encountered civilization, and within seconds they have figured out how they have encoded the video on their ship-to-ship communicators, and put it on the big screen. They never seem to have considered that some races might simply not use video at all.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:39 AM (lxWk3)


In ST:ENT they didn't have "universal translators" and had to rely on a linguistic supergenius...

Posted by: Commander Shran at June 18, 2015 01:44 AM (7YlUk)

509 The Blind chauffeur is the funniest part of TNG.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:46 AM (dRtHa)

510 Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 01:37 AM (wqVD1)

But that doesn't allow us to act superior and whine about Star Trek and Star Wars not being real Sci-Fi!
Posted by: Unhappy scolds at June 18, 2015 01:40 AM (zt+N6)


Yeah I'm sorry about that. I know how important it was to you. But if it's any consolation you still get to hate Wesley Crusher and look down on vampire fiction and boy bands. So you still have that.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 01:46 AM (wqVD1)

511 *uses a Phaser Rifle on Shran*

Enterprise broke the TOS canon for that era as established in Balance of Terror. During the Earth-Romulan war there were no viewscreens and all weapons were nuclear.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:46 AM (oBUqt)

512 What about Quidditch?

Here! Hold this Bludger!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:47 AM (nSOh+)

513 Time travel. If you assume that you can travel to the past, there is the past that is before you are born, and your own early childhood. Would you recognize yourself as a child meeting yourself when much older? Would you remember it?

If you go into the distant past, is it really your 'past' or your future, because you have never before been to ancient Egypt, so that would be in your future.

Therefore, traveling to the past, is actually traveling to the future as an alternate timeline. Quantum Leap was something like that. Every event, such as the decay of a radioactive atom that has two possible outcomes, to decay or not, creates an alternate timeline. Every random event, every human decision. So then can one travel between alternate timelines, and how would one navigate the infinite variety? Would you be able to return to your 'original' timeline since leaving it splits that timeline between leaving it, or not, or leaving at another time. Even returning would split the timeline between returning or not.

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 01:47 AM (u1knG)

514 Which is why we have been critiquing Star Wars, etc. The big clangers are usually the result of lack of internal consistency in the universe of discourse.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:44 AM (lxWk3)


Yeah but that really just makes it poorly done science fiction.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 01:47 AM (wqVD1)

515 Yeah but that really just makes it poorly done science fiction.

90% of Science Fiction is Crud!

Posted by: Theodore Sturgeon at June 18, 2015 01:49 AM (nSOh+)

516 Electricity in Denmark costs three times as much as the US.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 18, 2015 01:50 AM (dRtHa)

517 Or fantasy poorly tarted up with science fiction elements. Since Lucas had read Campbell's Hero of a Thousand Faces while confined to a hospital bed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:50 AM (oBUqt)

518 I'd love to stay here drinking and socializing, but I need to clear some crap out of my attic.....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

519 Translate this: G'night y'all.

Stay safe kids.

Alberta - YOU try to synthesize a Dilithium crystal. When we tried it in the replicator, it stripped a cog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 01:52 AM (F2IAQ)

520 Yeah time to be comatose for the android cat-girl. Need to recharge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:53 AM (oBUqt)

521 what is "quidditch"?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 18, 2015 01:53 AM (I8nxO)

522 >>Which is why we have been critiquing Star Wars, etc. The big clangers are usually the result of lack of internal consistency in the universe of discourse.

>> Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:44 AM (lxWk3)

Exactly. The fictional world must, at the very least, be consistent (though I readily admit that Quantum Theory says that the actual universe is not consistent but only has events occur at a frequency that makes it appear consistent (i.e. that there are "laws of physics" to us) for short periods of time.)

Maybe it's just asking too much for a sci-fi movie to actually treat relativistic effects in high-speed travel (never mind the FTL stuff)? I once wrote a short story about this where 7 generations of a family planned high-speed trips organized so that they would all end up back on Earth at the same biological age - 34. Other than that, I can't say that it was an interesting story ... No one blew up or went trans-sexual or anything ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 18, 2015 01:54 AM (MYSVz)

523 Enterprise broke the TOS canon for that era as established in Balance of Terror. During the Earth-Romulan war there were no viewscreens and all weapons were nuclear.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 18, 2015 01:46 AM (oBUqt)


All but the last season was crud.

Posted by: 3 out of 5 Star Trek Captains are cis-het White human males at June 18, 2015 01:55 AM (7YlUk)

524 Yeah but that really just makes it poorly done science fiction.


Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 01:47 AM (wqVD1)


Well, I guess my position is then, that good science fiction is what Anna referred to as "hard" SF. Science, or engineering derived from science is crucial to the story, and quite often the plot poses a scientific problem, aside from the usual human/human-human/alien social interactions. Star Trek TOS is kind of a mixed bag in that respect, depending upon who was the author of a given episode. But the overall theme, exploring the universe in a starship, is quintessentially science fiction.

Star Wars uses space ships, but the show is not about space ships in any meaningful way. That is the difference as I see it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:56 AM (lxWk3)

525 Quidditch is stage two of Four Stages of Play by Stephen Green on pjmedia.com

Posted by: Ualam Godfrie at June 18, 2015 01:57 AM (u1knG)

526 Roses are red,
Unless we're on Vulcan,
But it's bed time back on Terra,
And sleep must be gotten ...

Health & Happiness, with Girded Loins, and Cheap Ammo & Bourbon for all !

Posted by: Adriane the Pithy Saying Critic ... at June 18, 2015 01:58 AM (nSOh+)

527
Well the good news is that the tv news has already discovered that tonite's shooting was a hate crime.
Funny that the Boston Bombing was never identified as one tho

Posted by: MAx at June 18, 2015 01:59 AM (YJeFl)

528 Whoof! One of three zones is clear. Time for more drinkin' and socializin'.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

529 Mr. [Brian] Williams is expected to move to a new role primarily at the cable news network MSNBC (AKA "cable Alcatraz"), probably in a breaking-news capacity in the beginning, according to one of the people.

Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Mr. Williams as anchor, will take on the position permanently, one person said.

Posted by: Dan Rather at June 18, 2015 02:01 AM (e8kgV)

530 Star Wars uses space ships, but the show is not about space ships in any meaningful way. That is the difference as I see it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 01:56 AM (lxWk3)


Death Star? Thermal exhaust port? Millennium Falcon? Plus all the various times that spaceships working, fighting, not working, etc. were key plot points?

My working definition is that if something has spaceships and aliens, it's almost certainly science fiction. Note that it may not be good science fiction.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 02:01 AM (wqVD1)

531 still, why do women hop when they are excited?

Posted by: steinmetz at June 18, 2015 02:02 AM (CrYC8)

532 531
still, why do women hop when they are excited?

Posted by: steinmetz at June 18, 2015 02:02 AM (CrYC


I'm wondering....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

533 531 To avoid the tentacles of the Patriarchy

Posted by: MAx at June 18, 2015 02:04 AM (YJeFl)

534 still, why do women hop when they are excited?

To hide the fact that they're expelling intestinal gas.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 02:05 AM (UVfht)

535 Fuck katanas. Give me a girl with an Oakeshott type XVIa any day.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 18, 2015 02:05 AM (10ydV)

536 Alberta - YOU try to synthesize a Dilithium crystal. When we tried it in the replicator, it stripped a cog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 18, 2015 01:52 AM (F2IAQ)


Heh. Dilithium crystal = magic. They could have probably made a very interesting episode that "explained" what dilithium was, why its crystal were rare and valuable, and essential to the operation of the Enterprise, but that never happened. I think there was one in which they were perilously close to running out of them, and just happened to find a planet where they could mine them, but there was no exposition at all on what the damned stuff actually was.

You know, like this: Spock, in answer to a question from a RedShirt: "Dilithium is an element from the second series of the Periodic Table, that begins with Dihydrogen at Atomic Number 120, and Dihelium at 121, and so on. These second series elements have such dense nuclei that the energy obtained by fissioning them far exceeds that obtained by fusing normal hydrogen, and furthermore, the energy is released controllably, with radioactive byproducts."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 02:06 AM (lxWk3)

537 531 Well now you've had the opinions of all the blog's experts on the ladies

Posted by: MAx at June 18, 2015 02:07 AM (YJeFl)

538 I think you are misinterpreting the hooping as excitement when they are around you.
Seriously

Posted by: keena at June 18, 2015 02:14 AM (RiTnx)

539 Death Star? Thermal exhaust port? Millennium Falcon? Plus all the various times that spaceships working, fighting, not working, etc. were key plot points?

My
working definition is that if something has spaceships and aliens, it's
almost certainly science fiction. Note that it may not be good science fiction.


Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 02:01 AM (wqVD1)


And why was the thermal exhaust port not exhausting therms? To me, the real problem with Star Wars as "science fiction" is that none of the protagonists really approached their challenges as a problem to be solved using science, or even engineering. The thermal exhaust port on the Death Star was was revealed as a weak spot by way of stolen plans, IIRC. Reminds me of the one missing scale on the breast of Smaug, the dragon.

Star Wars (golly, almost typed Star Warts) has all the trappings of Science Fiction, except for, you know, the Science.

I enjoyed the movie. As a fantasy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 02:17 AM (lxWk3)

540 539
Death Star? Thermal exhaust port? Millennium Falcon? Plus all the
various times that spaceships working, fighting, not working, etc. were
key plot points?

My

working definition is that if something has spaceships and aliens, it's

almost certainly science fiction. Note that it may not be good science fiction.




Posted by: Maetenloch at June 18, 2015 02:01 AM (wqVD1)


And
why was the thermal exhaust port not exhausting therms? To me, the real
problem with Star Wars as "science fiction" is that none of the
protagonists really approached their challenges as a problem to be
solved using science, or even engineering. The thermal exhaust port on
the Death Star was was revealed as a weak spot by way of stolen plans,
IIRC. Reminds me of the one missing scale on the breast of Smaug, the
dragon.

Star Wars (golly, almost typed Star Warts) has all the trappings of Science Fiction, except for, you know, the Science.

I enjoyed the movie. As a fantasy.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 02:17 AM (lxWk3)


Star Wars advanced Science-Fiction by being dirty and worn, like it had actually been used in-universe.....but it degraded Science-Fiction through (a) not watching its p's and q's [e.g. use of parsec as a unit of time], (b) midichlorian/Force magic BS, and (c) random idiocy [thermal exhaust port not exhausting heat].

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 02:23 AM (EzgxV)

541 hey cooth...how's the ongoing battle?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 02:25 AM (kmtse)

542 "Woman fears to have children for fear they will be white."

American Thinker



Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 02:27 AM (kmtse)

543 The Forever War dealt with time dilation rather well...

at least the book did: not sure if they ruined it with a movie or not.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 18, 2015 02:29 AM (I8nxO)

544 541
hey cooth...how's the ongoing battle?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 02:25 AM (kmtse)



Safer today than yesterday.....expect tomorrow to be safer than today.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 02:30 AM (EzgxV)

545 "Of the bunch Harriet Tubman is the most worthy - far more than Eleanor Roosevelt."

Well, Maetenloch is demonstrating his left-wing tilt as well as his ignorance of history again.

He does realize that the Underground Railroad, including the leg of Tubman's little leg of it, was run by white men, right?

Oh, darn, that would ruin the Narrative.

Posted by: Terry at June 18, 2015 02:31 AM (ukAh4)

546 Off to the attic -- brb.....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

547 Off to the attic -- brb.....

I can't do that until October or November.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 02:33 AM (UVfht)

548 "Woman fears to have children for fear they will be white."



American Thinker









Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 02:27 AM (kmtse)


A little silver nitrate in the turkey baster will fix that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 18, 2015 02:34 AM (lxWk3)

549 lol

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 02:35 AM (kmtse)

550 Just to make it clear to Maetenloch: Tubman never ran the Underground Railroad.

She was rescued by it, and then recruited by it by the white males that ran it, more as a symbol than in any other function - certainly not leadership of the train, any of its cells/chapters, not so much as running one of its safe-houses.

The Myth of Harriet Tubman was just that; A Myth and a politicized icon to put a black face on what was a white abolition movement.

Posted by: Terry at June 18, 2015 02:41 AM (ukAh4)

551 Star Wars.

Elves and Dwarfs and Orcs and Goblins running around in space. From planet to planet in ships that can very very very very very fast.

Naboo? Interstellar Shire.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 02:41 AM (U7H1n)

552 All three corridors in the attic cleared...

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 02:42 AM (EzgxV)

553 #552: with grenades?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 18, 2015 02:47 AM (I8nxO)

554 Claymores.

Might as well make mess while you are at it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 02:49 AM (U7H1n)

555 553
#552: with grenades?


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 18, 2015 02:47 AM (I8nxO)



We've done a bunch of remodeling over the years and relied on the motion-sensor on the main spine of the house to maintain security -- in other words, if you broke into the master bedroom through one of its three windows, you could clean it out before setting off the alarm....but you couldn't move into the rest of the house.

Now, we're looking to fix all the known soft-spots.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 02:55 AM (EzgxV)

556 Hey Tim

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 02:56 AM (kmtse)

557 Hey SMFH!

Wonder If it's legal to possess Claymores loaded with rock salt instead of pellets?


Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 02:58 AM (U7H1n)

558 Wonder If it's legal to possess Claymores loaded with rock salt instead of pellets?

Pretty sure it's the propellant that's the problem.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 02:59 AM (UVfht)

559 Hell might as well wish for an M110 with a 548 Combat Loaded with Firecrackers.

If you've never seen a 8 inch Firecracker going off you have missed something great.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 02:59 AM (U7H1n)

560 I had to refresh 2x to get here. Anyone else seeing such problems?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 03:01 AM (EzgxV)

561 I had to refresh 2x to get here. Anyone else seeing such problems?

Nope.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 03:02 AM (UVfht)

562 ...and it's magically gone.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

563 Is the troll DOSing the site again?

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2015 03:07 AM (zt+N6)

564 Will the rain ever go away? 4 straight days of rain here. If I didn't no till, right now any equipment I take into the field , would be in mud over the top of the hubs. Still sink a good 4 or five inches on 4 year old grass.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 03:07 AM (U7H1n)

565 563
Is the troll DOSing the site again?

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2015 03:07 AM (zt+N6)


Have to ask Maet. Seems like it.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 03:09 AM (EzgxV)

566 Ugh. In & out of sleep for the last few hours.
just popped a couple melatonin.

Hi, darlin'

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 18, 2015 03:14 AM (3Vk1T)

567 I'd have to concur with Maet's (via Card) assessment of scifi vs fantasy. This would place Star Wars squarely in sci-fi/fantasy, if not sci-fi outright. I have no problem with SW being in the sci-fi category, in fact, that's where I'd expect to find it... for the reasons outlined. It's just that I have a hard time thinking of it as sci-fi, myself. I mean it seems really, really conceived as fantasy from the get go, with spaceships and stuff thrown in, because that would have sold better than a "wizards" setting... and Lucas was all about that stuff, business wise.

Lucas spells the sword and sorcery thing out loud and clear, if you pay attention.I suspect that he was conceiving a middle-earthy (for want of a better word), or Arthurian style tale, but wrote spaceships and laser. There's a lot of s into it, as that was cooler. There's a lot of knights, wizards/dragons and princesses stuff in ther and even the storyline is that old worldlegend thing.

Lucas alludes to it right from the tagline... "A long time ago, in a galaxy (land) far away".

But yeah, it's fine as sci-fi, too.

Posted by: otho at June 18, 2015 03:17 AM (d8udV)

568 566
Ugh. In out of sleep for the last few hours.

just popped a couple melatonin.



Hi, darlin'

Posted by: chi's sandwIch at June 18, 2015 03:14 AM (3Vk1T)


Hello, Sweetie....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 03:17 AM (EzgxV)

569 Hey chi : )

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 03:18 AM (kmtse)

570 G'night everyone.

I'll leave you with some appropriate music for our host: https://youtu.be/1iwC2QljLn4 (sfw)

You know what it is.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 18, 2015 03:18 AM (UVfht)

571 lol cooth

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 03:19 AM (kmtse)

572
A Logic Puzzle For You




Oooo! I know the answer to this one!

The doctor is a woman at the North Pole.

No, wait. That can't right. The North Pole melted from Global Warming and women can't be doctors.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 18, 2015 03:20 AM (kdS6q)

573 571
lol cooth

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 03:19 AM (kmtse)


Heh. *fistbump*

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 03:22 AM (EzgxV)

574 If I'm lucky, tomorrow I'll have the first Win7 image I can shop around locally.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 18, 2015 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

575 Fingers crossed, cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 03:28 AM (kmtse)

576 This is the ONT. Who wants logic? Is there an alternate universe ONT somewhere?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 03:32 AM (U7H1n)

577 And I kill another one.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 03:49 AM (U7H1n)

578 Club Bob, back in the early 80's...

we were on the west side of the impact area, and the FA was firing mechanical fuze HE rounds (8")...

boom.....

shell hits, bounces forward several times, comes to a stop, then explodes a moment later.

boom....

shell hits, bounces forward, then explodes in motion.

boom...
shell hits, starts to bounce, then detonates.

boom...

airburst.

good times.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 18, 2015 04:00 AM (Vha1U)

579 Logic Riddle: First, who the fuck reads this far down, especially since most comments here are absolutely inane? Right. So (imo) the wording is bad and should have been written more conversationally. The first key is that after the second clue the number of possibilities could be greatly reduced but not be absolutely identified. Conversationally, this could have been written, "Okay, that narrows it considerably, but I still don't have quite enough information." This means is that there must be at least two choices at the summation stage (9+2+2=13 and 6+6+1=13}. There now needs establishment of older twins or younger twins. The final clue was that there was an "oldest" - a singular child - thus the answer is {9,2,2}.

Posted by: LexiRedLion at June 18, 2015 04:00 AM (FWfvK)

580 First, who the fuck reads this far down, especially since most comments here are absolutely inane?

Posted by: LexiRedLion at June 18, 2015 04:00 AM (FWfvK)


Oh, just be glad this isn't one of those nights were it goes far deeper...

Mhahaha

Posted by: Nasty Prisms Good Sir at June 18, 2015 04:02 AM (7YlUk)

581 the correct answer to the puzzle is "who gives a fuck?"

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 18, 2015 04:02 AM (Vha1U)

582 So which one of you far right redneck losers killed all those innocent people in Charleston?

Posted by: Harold at June 18, 2015 04:04 AM (kQGM/)

583 no one is innocent.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 18, 2015 04:05 AM (Vha1U)

584 I am a racist. I am a sexist. I am a firm believer in Pax American. I will have you know "Sir" That I have no red neck. Your information on that subject is incorrect.

FYMANTSH

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 04:12 AM (91eZY)

585 Fuck you, Harold.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 18, 2015 04:29 AM (kmtse)

586 You blame on politics what is clearly the responsibility of hatred. I know of no Conservatives worth the word that preaches hate. Preaches hatred like westboro does.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 04:31 AM (91eZY)

587 westboro is in no way shape or form Conservative. In fact they are the exact opposite.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 04:32 AM (91eZY)

588 Night all. Here is...

Walt Disney

+

Salvador Dali

+

Pink Floyd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc_f9VDVsNk

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 18, 2015 04:36 AM (7YlUk)

589 The klan. The skinheads. They are creations of progtardia. Not Conservatism. No point in telling you that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at June 18, 2015 04:44 AM (91eZY)

590 Yo, yo, yo! What up, my homies?

Posted by: Rachel Dolezizzle at June 18, 2015 05:21 AM (mG3Qj)

591 590 Yo, yo, yo! What up, my homies?

Posted by: Rachel Dolezizzle at June 18, 2015 05:21 AM (mG3Qj)


Says the homely homie.

Posted by: RickZ at June 18, 2015 05:32 AM (thpJN)

592 579 Logic Riddle: First, who the fuck reads this far down, especially since most comments here are absolutely inane?



Bored crazy people.



There now needs establishment of older twins or younger twins. The final clue was that there was an "oldest" - a singular child - thus the answer is {9,2,2}.

Posted by: LexiRedLion at June 18, 2015 04:00 AM (FWfvK)




Except as others have pointed out, even with twins one is older. The only way the puzzle works is if we assume the logicians were talking about the ages as real numbers, so with twins one might be 2 and the other 2.00001. But in order for the ages to have a product of 36 and a sum of an apartment number, they must all be integers (assuming the college does not have irrationally numbered apartments), so we can conclude that the second logician has two children that were born *exactly* 2 years before the conversation, and there was some sort of party 9 months before. The first logician should ask him about it.

Posted by: schizoid at June 18, 2015 06:02 AM (+MOcq)

593 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 18, 2015 06:06 AM (VPLuQ)

594 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 18, 2015 06:14 AM (KCxzN)

595 Still trying to wrap my brain around the Charleston shooting last night.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 18, 2015 06:21 AM (VPLuQ)

596 I don't like the criteria for original vs. remake/sequel/adaptation. Adaptations should not be in there. Using an original idea from a book for a new movie isn't a bad thing.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at June 18, 2015 06:24 AM (nRvEn)

597 "582 So which one of you far right redneck losers killed all those innocent people in Charleston?
Posted by: Harold at June 18, 2015 04:04 AM (kQGM/)"

Harold be quite comfortable in his comic-book world.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 18, 2015 06:24 AM (YFw5T)

598 582
So which one of you far right redneck losers killed all those innocent people in Charleston?

Posted by: Harold

DIAFS, soonest.

Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at June 18, 2015 06:36 AM (4pjhs)

599 Good morning daywalkers

Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at June 18, 2015 06:37 AM (4pjhs)

600 What an absolutely terrible comment to make, Harold.

I didn't know of this shooting until now. May perpetual light shine upon those now in the presence of God. May their loves ones find strength and comfort in their faith. May the perpetrator be apprehended and brought to justice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 18, 2015 06:39 AM (OSs/l)

601 Under my leadership, confidence in Congress has surged from 7% to 8% in just one year!

Take that, wingnutz!

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at June 18, 2015 06:40 AM (YFw5T)

602 Do those AKB48s have individual names and fan followings, or are they interchangeable like Star Wars storm troopers, with serial numbers? Also, I'm kind of hoping that the scissoring hand signal they keep repeating doesn't mean in Japan what it means here in the US.

Posted by: Spellcheck, M.D. at June 18, 2015 06:42 AM (1mPbg)

603 In 2000, a white man killed 5 people who were either Jewish or non-white in my county. The next day, a black man killed 3 whites, specifically telling a black woman "Not you, sister". In both cases, there was history (or writings found) of hostility to people of different race or Jews. Oddly enough, only one of these hate crime mass shooters gets a Wikipedia page...

Posted by: Baldy at June 18, 2015 06:47 AM (sEXjW)

604 Miss me yet?

Posted by: San Fran Nan Non Union Pelosi at June 18, 2015 06:47 AM (6yehy)

605 How do we know the college years apartment number?

If it is 11, (6 + 3 + 2 = 11, 6 x 3 x 2 = 36) works.

Posted by: fluffy at June 18, 2015 06:50 AM (2iV3X)

606 CNN Headline: Dolezal's brother: She's lying.


Now look, that's probably true, but that's not what's interesting.

What's interesting is their use of the word lying. They have never - not a single time, according to CNN's search engine - used any variation of the word 'lie' when describing a Democratic politician's inability to state the truth.

All this time, I was laboring under the impression that they simply weren't capable of using it.

My bad.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 18, 2015 06:51 AM (fwARV)

607 Rachel Dolezal is asked to remove her crazy self from a police commission investigating police harassment and mistreatment of minorities because 1) she isn't a minority but plays one on TV and 2) she was harassing and mistreating people in the city government. She also went on the city taxpayer dime to training in Oakland and sent herself hate mail from Oakland while she was there. She is dumber than a stump.

Posted by: Lester at June 18, 2015 06:52 AM (2UPXV)

608 Also, Harold is Hector.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 18, 2015 06:52 AM (fwARV)

609 FenelonSpoke

Thank you for those words of prayer.

As another Moron said the other day....
I don't know why you put up with the rest of us, but I'm glad you're here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 18, 2015 06:53 AM (VPLuQ)

610 Gack. Thunder and lightning and tornado warnings.

Look at the weather map for the Shreveport area.

Yuck...

Has Texas floated away yet?

*goes for coffee*

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 18, 2015 06:54 AM (0xTsz)

611 No morning thread?

What if the sun didn't rise in the east?

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 06:58 AM (jHngC)

612 Has Texas floated away yet?

*goes for coffee*

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 18, 2015 06:54 AM (0xTsz)


If Texas floats away, I'll swim there.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 18, 2015 07:00 AM (fwARV)

613 Another late day.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:01 AM (GpgJl)

614 Posted by: Mama AJ at June 18, 2015 06:54

Soon but not yet. I'm in the middle of a frog strangler from Bill's "tail" sucking moisture from the Gulf and doing the "training". The thunder sounds very weird. Yesterday the early morning sky was pink. I think I will work (not) from home today.

Posted by: Lester at June 18, 2015 07:01 AM (2UPXV)

615 Charleston Police release photos of suspect in Church murders

http://bit.ly/1ImbkcP

Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:02 AM (Pa9vP)

616 Harold, shouldn't you be happy that Christian believers in the Sky Fairy were murdered? If they were white Christians you'd be delighted.

What Fenelon said. Prayers for the victims of this terrible crime.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at June 18, 2015 07:02 AM (+XMAD)

617 Such terrible news. My prayers go to the families of those who died as well.

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 07:06 AM (jHngC)

618 STOP BEATING ME!!!! sobs

Posted by: Harold's dick at June 18, 2015 07:06 AM (TQfvB)

619 This is the 200th anniversary of that time the Briits who lost to Jackson at New Orleans beat Napolean for the final time

Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:08 AM (Pa9vP)

620 My hotel stinks. The lobby pot is out of coffee, or never had any. I want a refund.

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 07:08 AM (jHngC)

621 Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:02 AM

The suspect is not a skinhead with that strange haircut. What is between his legs? Does he have a tumor or is that a saggy fanny pack?

Posted by: Lester at June 18, 2015 07:09 AM (2UPXV)

622 "615 Charleston Police release photos of suspect in Church murders

http://bit.ly/1ImbkcP
Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:02 AM (Pa9vP)"

Damn. Dorothy Hamill is gonna be pissed.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 18, 2015 07:11 AM (YFw5T)

623 If Texas floats away, I'll swim there.



We're still here. Power just came back on. Went out sometime in the night.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 18, 2015 07:12 AM (MlhnI)

624 MKH reports Trump hired actors to pad the audience of passers by watching his speech at a Trump Tower yesterday.

I bet that happens all the time. Hillary, after she drew a grand total of zero other than press, security and campaign people, probably is thinking "why didn't we do that?".

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 07:15 AM (jHngC)

625 Yeah that picture doesn't fit some narratives

Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:15 AM (Pa9vP)

626 Upon hearing the third clue, the first logician replies at once with the ages of his friend's children. What are they? How do you know?



2nd logician has been banging the 1st logician's wife.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 18, 2015 07:17 AM (mQXmP)

627 Shall we refer to the suspect in the CPD photos as "Harold"

Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:17 AM (Pa9vP)

628 >I'm in the middle of a frog strangler

It's a good thing I know what you mean, cuz that just sounds funny.

>>We're still here. Power just came back on. Went out sometime in the night.

Glad you're okay.


Okay, doesn't look like the swirling stuff is headed directly at my daughter's camp.

*resumes breathing*

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 18, 2015 07:17 AM (0xTsz)

629 My prediction: the pastor at the church (who was also a SC State Senator), was against homo weddings.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 18, 2015 07:18 AM (nL0sw)

630 "http://bit.ly/1ImbkcP"


Hell of a thing. Hope they catch the bag of shit. By which I mean......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 07:19 AM (9H/rs)

631 Hi all
I miss 1989

Posted by: chemjeff at June 18, 2015 07:20 AM (2XMpf)

632 "Yeah that picture doesn't fit some narratives"'

And not to take away from the horror of what just took place, but I see that the written description of the suspect is a white male.

After Rachel and Bruce, will it be possible to describe suspects in the future?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 18, 2015 07:20 AM (VPLuQ)

633 Smells awfully stale in here.

Somebody forgot to wake the morning cob?

Is Vic News back there somewhere?

This is not the way to start a Thursday.

I'd go back to bed but it wouldn't work.

Overnightish Morning, Glories.

Posted by: mindful webworker - identifying as relatively conscious at June 18, 2015 07:21 AM (5fXFG)

634 I've got some stuff to do this morning so I am going to go ahead and start posting here.


Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, June 18, 2015. On this day in 1812 congress declared war on Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland. This war was not popular with the Federalist Party, and in particular the States in the Northeast. When an embargo was enacted against both France and England merchants in the NE called for the convention. They discussed session and a separate peace with England. At the end of the war the Federalist Party was so unpopular it disappeared from the political scene.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:22 AM (GpgJl)

635 An alleged white man in his 20s walked into a black church in Charleston yesterday and killed 9 people who were holding a prayer meeting. The Charleston police chief says it will be investigated as a "hate crime". One wonders what he means by that since South Carolina has no hate crime law. I am sure this will be the lead news story for at least a week with talking heads giving hours of stupid speculation while Obama runs amuck. Keep in mind that if/when they catch this guy that SC does have a death penalty and will use it.


http://fxn.ws/1JZeaJ4


Update: Picture released.


http://apne.ws/1d3Gg8U

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:22 AM (GpgJl)

636 Ah, man. They changed it.

Damaging winds, including some swirling stuff, to use the technical term, headed for camp.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 18, 2015 07:22 AM (0xTsz)

637 Another news story on the watermelons fighting the solar plant to be built in the Mojave Desert. They are using bighorn sheep as their weapon of choice this time. I wasn't aware that there were a lot of bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert. In any case, this proves that these so-called "greens" really do not give a shit for the environment. They are really anti-US anarchists.


http://fxn.ws/1CeSja3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:22 AM (GpgJl)

638 The Obamanites have bowed to the SJWs in the feminists groups and now say they will redesign the $10 bill and put a woman on it. I can hardly wait to see who the commies in charge put on there. The current bill has Alexander Hamilton on it. He was one of the "founding fathers" and is considered the father of our "original" financial system. I would consider it sacrilege to replace him with some PC version of a SJW woman.


http://fxn.ws/1L1xAO9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:23 AM (GpgJl)

639 UPDATE from the WaEx: Here are the candidates and it is just as I expected. This is the same kind of "social justice" propaganda that has taken over the history books.

http://washex.am/1HWzJd3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:23 AM (GpgJl)

640 The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is not impressed with our efforts in Iraq against ISIS. He calls it a "quagmire" but that term was struck from his briefing notes for congress.


http://fxn.ws/1J5vU6U

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:23 AM (GpgJl)

641 Obama is pulling the US diplomats from the Waldorf in NYC because of Chinese "hacking". We now know that the incompetent leadership at OPM who allowed the agency to have IT controlled by contractors in China and Argentina is what led to the data theft. I will not call it "hacking" because the idiots gave them the keys. US envoys and staff will move their hotel to the NY Palace.


http://fxn.ws/1CeSYIK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:23 AM (GpgJl)

642 Yes, right wing "hate groups" are the major security threat in the US.


A New York man suspected of plotting to help ISIS attacked law enforcement agents with a knife early Wednesday as they conducted one of several ongoing anti-terror operations against ISIS sympathizers in the U.S., authorities said.


http://fxn.ws/1dLUI6e

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:24 AM (GpgJl)

643 Commie Neil Young says Trump can not use his song because he supports commie Bernie Sanders. Trump says they paid licensing fees to use the song.


http://fxn.ws/1GuacFX

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:24 AM (GpgJl)

644 CA (which is bankrupt) will give free healthcare to illegals now. Taxpayers keep this in mind when they come begging for another federal bailout with your money.


http://bit.ly/1Fo4Yrf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:24 AM (GpgJl)

645 Know wonder Scankles did not want her e-mails revealed. Documents show that once again she lied. She did, in fact, use her personal e-mail to send classified information. Didn't a Republican get prosecuted for "lying to investigators"? We (and congress) know she lied to them about Benghazi which is also a felony. So when is this felon going to be indicted?


http://fxn.ws/1N5oZJB

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:24 AM (GpgJl)

646 "Shall we refer to the suspect in the CPD photos as "Harold""

Yes.

I'm hoping against hope that Harold's already put a bullet through his head.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 18, 2015 07:25 AM (YFw5T)

647 Video documentation of Dolezal's street cred of being down with the struggle. See her as a member of this gangsta's posse!


https://youtu.be/WaxcC-O3t7s

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2015 07:25 AM (zt+N6)

648 Who would be wearing a long sleeved sweat shirt in Charleston yesterday, it was a very hot day.

Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:25 AM (Pa9vP)

649 The Social Security administration secured half a billion dollars for a new data center based on lying to congress. Another felony. So will somebody get prosecuted? Or will congress hold another useless hearing so the TV cameras can roll? I report, you decide and it's a damn easy decision.


http://fxn.ws/1Fo5CVB

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:25 AM (GpgJl)

650 Authorities are trying to blame that Berkley balcony collapse on improper construction that resulted in rotted support beams. I say packing 13 dancing people on a balcony exceeding its design support load caused the collapse. Darwin will win every time you challenge him to a contest.


http://fxn.ws/1fiTbpl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:25 AM (GpgJl)

651 They are really anti-US anarchists.


http://fxn.ws/1CeSja3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:22 AM (GpgJl)


Almost an anagram for Anti-Christ.

AND - - good morning, fellow rape-shifters. Where's the friggin' morning thread, dammit?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 18, 2015 07:26 AM (St6BJ)

652 More news on the unindicted felons at the IRS:


When it comes to the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, the media has focused its attention on Lois Lerner, who oversaw the tax agency's Exempt Organizations Unit. But they may want to pay more attention to William Wilkins, the IRS chief counsel, whose office, according to sources, had unprecedented involvement in applications for tax exempt status and the special scrutiny of conservative applications.


This was an Obama appointee with ties right back to the White House. Remember, this was one of the actions that Nixon was going to be impeached for. Obama has actually gone further with this than Nixon even thought about doing, but "impeachment" is on the floor.


http://fxn.ws/1GfwPKU

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:26 AM (GpgJl)

653 Morning all

They are all calling this shooting in SC a "Hate" crime and by what evidence are they doing that?

And ya know the Libs will go all gun crazy on us again

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 18, 2015 07:26 AM (wq4B0)

654 While governor moonbeam is cutting off water to farmers and even some towns the sprinklers at his capitol are running full tilt boogie to water the road.


http://cbsloc.al/1CdVIpN

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:26 AM (GpgJl)

655 The RNCe leaderships vows to screw conservatives and reintroduce Obamatrade in the House thus showing who their true base is. Money men from big business. And they still have no intention of publishing this POS bill before voting on it. We have no Party.


http://bit.ly/1L0sMIW

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

656 Meanwhile Jeff Sessions urges Republicans to vote no on this POS again.


http://bit.ly/1LguKWK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

657 Did Paul Ryan lie to us about the trade deal? The answer appears to be yes.


http://bit.ly/1LkfwNh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

658 The DC city council stole $110,000 from a children's program (probably financed by federal dollars) to cover a shortfall in funding for a party celebrating Obama's inauguration. And please look at the heavy sentence given to one person so far for felony fraud and misappropriation.


http://bit.ly/1JWfPAt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)

659 Jim DeMint says Obamatrade is NOT free trade. This is what I have been saying all along. Every time we negotiate one of these agreements the US takes it in the shorts. This one is no different.


http://bit.ly/1dLXf04

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)

660 "Who would be wearing a long sleeved sweat shirt in Charleston yesterday, it was a very hot day."



Strange. The fanny pack looks like the way he carried in though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (9H/rs)

661 Charleston suspect NOT driving a pickup

Posted by: Tmitsss at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (Pa9vP)

662 Republicans move to save Obamacare if the Supremes strike the subsidies.


http://bit.ly/1eoQcve

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)

663 The RNCe leaderships vows to screw conservatives and reintroduce Obamatrade in the House thus showing who their true base is. Money men from big business. And they still have no intention of publishing this POS bill before voting on it. We have no Party.


http://bit.ly/1L0sMIW

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:27 AM (GpgJl)


Hard to argue with that. Your spot on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (wq4B0)

664 During her brief remarks about political crap to justify another taxpayer-funded vacation in Europe the Mooch said our school lunches were much better now. Meanwhile in the schools that were still following her guidelines the garbage cans continued to fill up.


http://bit.ly/1Fo9s18

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)

665 The "political pope" has now jumped on the amnesty bandwagon.


http://bit.ly/1GRuydA

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)

666 Boner is planning on some legislative two-steps to sideline Democrats who are opposed to Obamatrade and plans a vote today.


http://washex.am/1GRvhvq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

667 Obamanites try to defend Obama's illegal executive amnesty.


http://dailysign.al/1epNl5h

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

668 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1GhXFC6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

669 659 Jim DeMint says Obamatrade is NOT free trade. This is what I have been saying all along. Every time we negotiate one of these agreements the US takes it in the shorts. This one is no different.


http://bit.ly/1dLXf04
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (GpgJl)


It's worse, since it's top secret 800 pages hide a shit ton of tyrannical edicts that have nothing to do with trade and everything to do with confiscation and enslavement of the citizenry.

Fuck you, Paul Ryan in particular.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 18, 2015 07:29 AM (St6BJ)

670 Meanwhile they announce the suspect in the SC shooting is wearing a "distinctive" sweat shirt and something on his car and then do NOT tell us what it is? And he looks 15 in that picture they released

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 18, 2015 07:29 AM (wq4B0)

671 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1IQAfbh


That's it for today folks. Temps here peaked out at 106.3F. They are predicting 102F today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:29 AM (GpgJl)

672 Hard to argue with that. Your spot on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 18, 2015 07:28 AM (wq4B0)



But Miss80s will show up later like a good little toady and try. Of course to do so will require dishonestly ignoring/misinterpreting whatever questions you pose to her.

Posted by: buzzion at June 18, 2015 07:30 AM (zt+N6)

673 Did Paul Ryan lie to us about the trade deal? The answer appears to be yes. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 18, 2015 07:27 AM

Why shouldn't he lie? What's the downside for liars in Congress?

Boner and Teh Bitch are working harder at ChoomTrade than Ryan, anyway. Some people think they'll ram it through today, so they can get busy on funding ChoomCare.

Great bunch o' "Republicans!"

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 18, 2015 07:30 AM (P8YHq)

674 "Fuck you, Paul Ryan in particular. "


Zackly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 18, 2015 07:31 AM (9H/rs)

675 Jeff Sessions is the man who could start a successful third-party movement to destroy the GOP once and for all.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 18, 2015 07:32 AM (YFw5T)

676
Miss80s will show up later like a good little toady and try. Of course to do so will require dishonestly ignoring/misinterpreting whatever questions you pose to her.
Posted by: buzzion




Hey, she's on the payroll on the Hill, as I recall.

It's all about the Hamiltons -- err -- Tubmans -- baby.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 18, 2015 07:34 AM (kdS6q)

677 Boner needs to rescind his invitation to Pope Commie to speak before Congress

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 07:34 AM (jHngC)

678 629
My prediction: the pastor at the church (who was also a SC State Senator), was against homo weddings.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 18, 2015 07:18 AM

Yep. And somehow it thwarted him in some obtuse way. Or they were meanies to him.

Posted by: Lester at June 18, 2015 07:34 AM (2UPXV)

679 I'm not up on the current labels, but could Harold's appearance qualify him as a hipster douche?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 18, 2015 07:35 AM (YFw5T)

680 Let's go full crazy and put Caitlyn Jenner on the bill. Let the burning times begin.

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 07:36 AM (jHngC)

681 Boner needs to rescind his invitation to Pope Commie to speak before Congress

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 07:34 AM


Oh yeah, that's gonna happen. Uh-huh.

Boner is as big a SJW as you'll find in Congress. And he loves him some celebrities...look at the way he sucks up to Choom Boy. It's almost pornographic.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 18, 2015 07:37 AM (P8YHq)

682 Okay, the weather man is nuts.

Not-quite-tornado NOT heading toward daughter's camp, despite him saying it was.

But the storm is just going to stay on top of us for many more hours.

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 18, 2015 07:37 AM (0xTsz)

683 Why is it impossible for the Washington Post to understand that NOT approving something Obama wants IS a power granted to Congress?

"Congress fails to do its job with regard to authorizing military force"

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 18, 2015 07:37 AM (fwARV)

684 Meanwhile they announce the suspect in the SC shooting is wearing a
"distinctive" sweat shirt and something on his car and then do NOT tell
us what it is?


"Gay Muslims For Obama"

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 18, 2015 07:37 AM (rHXGG)

685 nood

Posted by: Mama AJ at June 18, 2015 07:40 AM (0xTsz)

686 Well then, if the Pope shows let's ask him to preside over a mass gay wedding in the House before his speech. He's not a H8tr, is he?

Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 07:40 AM (jHngC)

687 666 Boner is planning on some legislative two-steps to sideline Democrats who are opposed to Obamatrade and plans a vote today.

Diabolical.



Thanks, Vic. You got the morning thread up.

Posted by: mindful webworker - identifying as a gray at June 18, 2015 07:51 AM (5fXFG)

688 I think that we should put Marilyn Chambers on the $10 bill.

Posted by: stephana at June 18, 2015 08:18 AM (d0M9B)

689 I have a solution to the puzzle to propose but PIXY gives me repetitive 500 errors trying to post the answer, so screw it.


Posted by: MTF at June 18, 2015 09:20 AM (LISuA)

690 579 Logic Riddle: First, who the fuck reads this far down,

Posted by: LexiRedLion at June 18, 2015 04:00 AM (FWfvK)
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I did. (Actually, I did a search on "13" to see how many folks actually figured it out.)

Posted by: LMC Rulz! at June 18, 2015 11:02 AM (PEgKF)

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