Overnight Open Thread (17 Jul 2015)

Not surprising. Chattanooga shooter obtained some of his guns illegally. Now we need to find the seller(s) and hold them accountable.

This Day In History

I'm sure y'all know the story of Charles Lindberg but how many of you know the story of Wrong Way Corrigan?

EPA

No surprise with what the EPA said, just surprised they admitted it. EPA head Gina McCarthy admits Obama climate regs have no measurable impact on climate. However, there is a measurable impact on the cost of living.

Fat Albert

Military Rule Breakers

This was posted by one of you morons in the Facebook group. Wish we had more folks like this now. 5 times when ignoring the military's rules paid off in the long run.

Boyd had pioneered the theory of energy-maneuverability, and knew that Air Force leaders were trying to turn the new F-X into a flying turkey, akin to the F-111. According to Robert Corham's "Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War," Boyd personally flew from Washington, D.C., to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, threw his wallet across a crowded conference table, and told a group of colonels, "You fuckers are lying," referring to the performance capabilities of the new fighter jet.

Boyd's ideas, and boldness, helped turn the F-X into a dogfighter with plenty of power and great maneuverability. The F-X became the Air Force's F-15 Eagle, one of the most successful fighter aircraft in history.

Boston Strong?

There are some really dumb people in positions of power in this country. Metal fan charged for wearing fake bullet belt. The unwanted blog makes a good point here.

Even if the belt of ammo was a belt of live ammo, you know what's missing from this story? A gun. Where's the M-60 machine gun that would be required to actually make the ammo go "bang?" According to THIS, "the passengers were in a panic, fearing that the suspect was about to pull out a weapon." Where, exactly, did these brave Bostonian geniuses think he was going to pull out a 30-pound, four-foot-long machine gun from?

State Zero

This is actually a pretty good post apocalyptic short film.

Standing vs Sitting

I've noticed at work more and more folks are getting the workstations that allow them to stand most of the day. They say it is supposed to be healthier for you. Well, maybe not.

How Democrats Really Feel About US Citizens

Seems to be a trend. Gutierrez: Steinle death 'a little thing'. Murder is a 'little thing'?

Pelosi: Release of American hostages should not be part of the Iran deal buy hey, we did happen to mention them but were powerless to do any negotiating.

You're only useful when they need your vote or your money. Otherwise, you're just a turd stuck on the bottom of their shoe. Just ask Ambassador Stevens.

Lemonade Stand Robber

There's a special place in hell for one who robs a girls' lemonade stand even after they gave him a free cup of lemonade because he said he had no money.

Dog Video

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1 http://www.theweedblog.com/ace-of-spades-marijuana-strain-review-and-pictures/

Posted by: FUBAR at July 17, 2015 10:03 PM (AIa9g)

2 I probably should've put a trigger warning for the last image.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:05 PM (TWXpK)

3 Planned Parenthood: Genocide for Fun and Profit

Planned Parenthood, which was founded by genocidal eugenicist Margaret Sanger to eliminate inferior races and ethnicities, doesn't just offer abortions for s**ts & giggles, but actually sells aborted baby parts.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9520

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 17, 2015 10:05 PM (7YlUk)

4 I knew about Wrong Way.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 17, 2015 10:06 PM (rwI+c)

5 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 17, 2015 10:07 PM (KCxzN)

6 Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 17, 2015 10:06 PM (rwI+c)

Hell of a feat he pulled off. Liked the part about using a screwdriver to poke a hole in the floorboards to get the gas to drain out.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:08 PM (TWXpK)

7 Munchkin The Teddy Bear is grounds for a beating.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 17, 2015 10:08 PM (rwI+c)

8 Hey hey hey let's all be gay!

Posted by: Transfat Albert at July 17, 2015 10:09 PM (BO/km)

9 Now we need to find the seller(s) and hold them accountable.



Leave me alone! I'm retired!

Posted by: Chinless Holder at July 17, 2015 10:09 PM (nL0sw)

10 Didn't Wrong Way Corrigan crash land on Gilligan's Island?

Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:09 PM (1S9oZ)

11

the Terrorist in Chattanooga was a Paelstinian

he was born in Kuwait but he was a Palestinian

his father beat and raped his mother and said he was going to get a seond wife when they went back to "Palestine"

the father donated to terrorist organizations. he was on a watch list

mother divorced him in 2009

daddy was made a "Special Policeman" to the Chattanooga PD in 2012


this murdering asshole was not radicalized online

he was radicalized AT HOME

where is the father

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:10 PM (zOTsN)

12 The thing that changes everything hasn't happened yet.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:12 PM (MQEz6)

13 Gutierrez: Steinle Death 'A Little Thing'






If anyone knows about being a little thing, it's that demented dwarf

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 10:12 PM (DiZBp)

14 Evening Angry Fappers!

Speaking of handshakes, does anybody miss the sound of a fax signal handshake? I'm watching "Halt and Catch Fire" and I got all nostalgic.

I also miss the smell of head cleaning fluid and the smacksmacksmack of a tape reel coming undone.

I like button mashing and knob twirling.

I pine for analog.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:12 PM (jR7Wy)

15 this murdering asshole was not radicalized online



he was radicalized AT HOME



where is the father

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:10 PM (zOTsN)


MFM: But we still have no clue as to what the little angel's motive was.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 10:13 PM (DiZBp)

16 $82 billion a year for IT

$82,000,000,000

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 17, 2015 10:13 PM (z+4T3)

17 I've noticed at work more and more folks are getting the workstations that allow them to stand most of the day. They say it is supposed to be healthier for you. Well, maybe not.


I actually have one of these at work. I end up splitting my time about 50/50, and find it nice to be able to stand up and move around a little while still commenting in the day walker threads getting some work done.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 17, 2015 10:13 PM (nL0sw)

18 how about the smell of freshly mimeographed paper

with that cool damp feel and the purplish ink

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:14 PM (zOTsN)

19
The sound of a dot-matrix printer.

A rotary-dial phone.

The "clunk-clunk" of a floppy disk drive.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:14 PM (egLDQ)

20 if you are interested in this assholes life story or his motivations you will only find it in the Daily Mail

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:16 PM (zOTsN)

21 So that's why they'er called Retrievers.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:16 PM (+jijM)

22 stop yer fappin' and start yer yappin

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 17, 2015 10:18 PM (7RXcs)

23 Happy-ish Friday Evening, all y'all...

T'anks for the ONT, CDR M.

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at July 17, 2015 10:18 PM (qOsoH)

24 You can setup the old modem noise as your startup sound.

Posted by: Jean at July 17, 2015 10:18 PM (ztOda)

25 What's everybody drinking?

I'm working on a blue martini glass containing whipped cream flavored vodka.

Go ahead, H8 on it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:19 PM (jR7Wy)

26 how about the smell of freshly mimeographed paper

with that cool damp feel and the purplish ink
Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:14 PM (zOTsN)

****

I also feel like I was born at least a generation too late (inferring), and I work in Tech. A job selling punchcards sounds prety good right now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 10:19 PM (2z4UX)

27 3.5" floppy drive whirring sounds.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:20 PM (TWXpK)

28 if you are interested in this assholes life story or his motivations you will only find it in the Daily Mail

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:16 PM (zOTsN)



Funny how the MFM knew exactly the motives of Dylan Roof and began their rampage against the CBF but they are Sgt. Schultz when it comes to this killer

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 10:20 PM (DiZBp)

29 Didn't Wrong Way Corrigan crash land on Gilligan's Island?
Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:09 PM (1S9oZ)


I don't know about that, but his own teammates tried to tackle him before he crossed the opponents' goal line.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:22 PM (+jijM)

30 Evening, nightstalkers. Pardon the self-plugola, but I got a video up, first time since September, just before I was kidnapped by aliens or something. Anyway, I only played around with the clip of Garrett provoking the Commie in the White House. FWIW

Rile the Snake at your own risk. His majesty is challenged by a rogue reporter, who is appropriately scolded and scorched.

http://bit.ly/rile-the-snake

Posted by: mindful webworker - film at eleventy at July 17, 2015 10:22 PM (ACs58)

31 Boyd was a military genius. Had brass balls the size of the Liberty Bell. He is actually the father of the F-16.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 17, 2015 10:22 PM (ucDmr)

32 Good doggeh up top, guarding my beer from you jackals. Good doggeh! *skritches*

Posted by: DC in River City at July 17, 2015 10:22 PM (e+1S5)

33 What's everybody drinking?

I'm working on a blue martini glass containing whipped cream flavored vodka.

Go ahead, H8 on it!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:19 PM (jR7Wy)

***

Boring here. Just Miller Lite Talls.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 10:22 PM (2z4UX)

34 I miss the TV broadcast sign-off with cool poem and the National Anthem.

Also, the late-night public service message that started with "Attention, Aliens!"

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:22 PM (MQEz6)

35 The black lab in the pic looks like our lab who passed away this week.

RIP Cloe.

Posted by: mpfs, Questioning My Sanity at July 17, 2015 10:23 PM (qS/WC)

36 I also feel like I was born at least a generation too late (inferring), and I work in Tech. A job selling punchcards sounds prety good right now.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 10:19 PM (2z4UX)
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One of my jobs as an E-4 was dropping off punchcards for the office time cards! Probably the last use for them. And not everyone had desktops so I had to collect reams of paper printouts. Also had to shovel coal to run the Crays.

You kids don't know how lucky you have it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:23 PM (jR7Wy)

37 I also feel like I was born at least a generation too late (inferring), and I work in Tech. A job selling punchcards sounds prety good right now.

My first two jobs were on card machines. An IBM Sys3 and a Sperry Univac. I worked with guys who started on 1401 tabulators. My lawn, you may all depart it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 17, 2015 10:23 PM (rwI+c)

38 woot friday ONT

Posted by: not a Raiders fan at July 17, 2015 10:23 PM (qkwfw)

39 Corrigan story was cool and I'd never heard of him. And I thought I mostly pre-dated scrubbing of non-comformist heroes from history.

Posted by: PaleRider at July 17, 2015 10:23 PM (dkExz)

40 Go ahead, H8 on it!

Heck, no. I'll throw in some orange soda. Tastes like a dreamsicle. I like to put vanilla vodka in coke and pour a little cherry juice in it. If you use Sonic ice, it's just like a cherry vanilla coke from there.

Posted by: no good deed at July 17, 2015 10:24 PM (GgxVX)

41 I would like to know how a man who allegedly beats and rapes his wife, and want to follow sharia law and get a second wife, and sends money to terrorist organizations and gets on a watch list

how that guy gets a job working with the PD

how the actual fuckity fuck does that work


and junior worked in a Ohio nuke plant

thats right boys and girls

he interned at a nuke plant

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:24 PM (zOTsN)

42
I also miss the smell of head cleaning fluid and the smacksmacksmack of a tape reel coming undone.

Mimeograph fumes, especially from the first pages of the run... esters, baby, esters!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 17, 2015 10:24 PM (VLTL9)

43 >>>What's everybody drinking?

Just finishing a bottle of wine that we had with dinner (chimichurri skirt steak with brussel sprouts and taters, yum)

Up next is a couple of tequila shots while I decide what to drink.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 17, 2015 10:25 PM (e+1S5)

44 What's everyone drinking?


A Corona covered with Lab slobber.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:25 PM (+jijM)

45 Posted by: no good deed at July 17, 2015 10:24 PM (GgxVX)
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Cherry juice....

brb

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:25 PM (jR7Wy)

46 An Atkins Dark Chocolate Royale Shake.

Posted by: Grump928(C) is no fun at all at July 17, 2015 10:26 PM (rwI+c)

47 3.5" floppy drive whirring sounds.
Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:20 PM (TWXpK)

***

5.25" real "floppy drives grinding.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 10:26 PM (2z4UX)

48 Drinking the usual here.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 17, 2015 10:26 PM (kmtse)

49 and junior worked in a Ohio nuke plant

thats right boys and girls

he interned at a nuke plant

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:24 PM (zOTsN)


Radio today said he was initially hired but never worked there. Failed the background check.

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (zt+N6)

50 I'm almost convinced our dear leader refuses to let the military carry arms because he's afraid of a coup.

Posted by: Beth M at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (kiy9d)

51 Ha, our labs had their very own wading pool to cool off in, they didnt have to share with bottles and stuff

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (vj/NV)

52 thank God

how did daddy get his job

and where is pappy now

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (zOTsN)

53 "he interned at a nuke plant"


So that mole is really Melanoma?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (+jijM)

54 So, it's just hype from the Kardashian Machine:

REVEALED: Caitlyn Jenner's reps 'demanded ESPYs award in exchange for PR plugs and Diane Sawyer interview'


http://tinyurl.com/omc7bps

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 10:28 PM (oVJmc)

55 The guy with the ammo belt could have pulled out an Encore pistol and shot them one at a time.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 17, 2015 10:28 PM (zauWW)

56 52 I'm almost convinced our dear leader refuses to let the military carry arms because he's afraid of a coup.
Posted by: Beth M at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (kiy9d)

It started with Clinton and that is why he did it.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:29 PM (MQEz6)

57 50 Drinking the usual here.
Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 17, 2015 10:26 PM (kmtse)
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The tears of weaklings and fools?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:29 PM (jR7Wy)

58 Ah here we go. He worked for 10 days.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pek9sbm


Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was conditionally hired as an engineer at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant and spent 10 days there before he was let go, FirstEnergy Corp. spokesman Todd Schneider said. Abdulazeez didn't pass the screening process in May 2013 and "did not meet minimum requirements for ongoing employment," Schneider said.

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:30 PM (zt+N6)

59 Dring a sort of Japanese beer.

It's meh.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:31 PM (MQEz6)

60 52 I'm almost convinced our dear leader refuses to let the military carry arms because he's afraid of a coup.
Posted by: Beth M at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (kiy9d)

That is the traditional reason for disarming one's own soldiers at home.

Posted by: @votermom at July 17, 2015 10:31 PM (cbfNE)

61 Up next is a couple of tequila shots while I decide what to drink.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 17, 2015 10:25 PM (e+1S5)
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Where's Cochran? My whipped cream vodka will make him fling himself off the highest parapet.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:31 PM (jR7Wy)

62 Heh Eris,

I use those as a chaser

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 17, 2015 10:31 PM (kmtse)

63 Heh. Point Break is starting.
This is like Roadhouse - I almost can't not watch it...

Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:32 PM (vdTWa)

64 How about the Imperial March, as played on floppy drives?

youtu.be/qWkUFxItWmU

Posted by: Bitblt at July 17, 2015 10:32 PM (XDEFW)

65
The bins from card punching machines with their gazillions of cardstock chads. Empty the contents into a bag, take it back to the dorm, pour it out on the floor outside someone's door and then blow the little bits into their room with a blow dryer.

Looked like an invading cloud of gnats on the receiving end of the prank.

Good times! Especially because the li'l suckers acquire a static charge in the process, so cleanup becomes a super bitch.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 17, 2015 10:32 PM (VLTL9)

66 That dog looks cool.

Posted by: ALH at July 17, 2015 10:33 PM (btTLZ)

67 Thanks for the Wrong Way Corrigan story, CDR M--I knew the name but hadn't heard the full story before.

Tech sounds: earlier this week, I had cause to look for an old project on a Zip disk. That's a whir that brings back memories, too.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 17, 2015 10:33 PM (iuQS7)

68
Dog #1 is going to freeze his tits off.

Dog #2 shd sue who ever put that costume on him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 17, 2015 10:33 PM (iQIUe)

69 >>>What's everybody drinking?

Enjoying some wine, Malbec. Only because the liquor store was out of Garnacha, which we buy by the box. Sure do wish we had the Garnacha. I like it lots better.

Posted by: Comrade Moron April at July 17, 2015 10:33 PM (79ZSg)

70 The sound of a floppy disk getting ass-kicked by a bad drive.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:34 PM (MQEz6)

71 Book of Eli just started on TNT.

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:34 PM (zt+N6)

72 >>>$82 billion a year for IT
$82,000,000,000
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 17, 2015 10:13 PM (z+4T3)<<<

Three quarters of that is to replace all those darned hard drives that just keep failing.

Posted by: the alien (space kind) that runs IRS at July 17, 2015 10:35 PM (t2xH3)

73
ALIENTAMPON Trailer [2015]

https://goo.gl/eSNr3b


It actually looks good.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 17, 2015 10:35 PM (iQIUe)

74 I would like to know how a man who allegedly beats and rapes his wife, and want to follow sharia law and get a second wife, and sends money to terrorist organizations and gets on a watch list

how that guy gets a job working with the PD

how the actual fuckity fuck does that work


and junior worked in a Ohio nuke plant

thats right boys and girls

he interned at a nuke plant

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:24 PM (zOTsN)




"...as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."

Posted by: GEN (ret) Cocksucker Casey at July 17, 2015 10:35 PM (nL0sw)

75
What's everybody drinking?

I'm working on a blue martini glass containing whipped cream flavored vodka.

Go ahead, H8 on it!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:19 PM (jR7Wy)






Makers Mark. I prefer Buffalo Trace or Bulleit (thanks to you reprobates who made the recommendations), but I'm trying to finish off the MM so I can have an excuse to try something else.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:35 PM (egLDQ)

76 I pine for analog.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:12 PM
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If you're good I'll let you play with my 20+y/o rock solid Okidata dot-matrix printer.

Bad works too.

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 17, 2015 10:36 PM (hcXrg)

77 Ha! The tagline is: Let's Pull That String!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 17, 2015 10:37 PM (iQIUe)

78 "Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was conditionally hired as an engineer at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant"


That plant spend more time down than up. He might have been an improvement.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:37 PM (+jijM)

79 Middle shelf scotch here.

Creature of habit.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 17, 2015 10:37 PM (on01m)

80 I think we not only have gone through the looking glass we are through the glass in a burlap sack and being beaten with reeds.

Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs.

Make it stop.

Dear God, make it stop.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:38 PM (WVvzl)

81 DAMN THESE ELECTRIC SEX PANTS!

Posted by: Douglas Reynholm at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (oVJmc)

82 We walked around Home Depot tonight after dinner. We are thinking about replacing the carpet and did some browsing. Did not see any Lesbians. I guess they were all hanging out next door at Walmart.

Posted by: ALH at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (btTLZ)

83 I'm sure he and his dad are registered Democrats too.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (TWXpK)

84 The are picking on Favre because they cannot pick on the black atheletes who were decidedly unenthusiastic

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (zOTsN)

85 Stop the world I want to get off now.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (JO9+V)

86 Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs.

Make it stop.

Dear God, make it stop.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:38 PM (WVvzl)
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The Politburo members clapping, clapping, clapping until blood ran down their arms.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (jR7Wy)

87 If you're good I'll let you play with my 20+y/o rock solid Okidata dot-matrix printer.

Bad works too.
Posted by: TJ Camper at July 17, 2015 10:36 PM (hcXrg)

***

*Sulks*

Where is our love?

Posted by: Daisy Wheel Printers at July 17, 2015 10:40 PM (cygkw)

88 I've noticed at work more and more folks are getting the workstations that allow them to stand most of the day.

Most days I stand for the entire eight hours. Cannot for the life of me believe that this office fad will last. Completely wiped out at the end of each day.

Posted by: t-bird at July 17, 2015 10:40 PM (FcR7P)

89 Bret Favre always struck as a fellow very comfortable around large sweaty men.

Posted by: Grump928(C) is no fun at all at July 17, 2015 10:40 PM (rwI+c)

90 Ok, so lurker Joe here...

I have to comment on Wrong way Corrigan. I was lucky enough to meet him at Hawthorne airport in CA. There is a small flight museum there and some Engineers from Northrup were putting his plane together out of storage on the tarmac. As my Dad and I walked up and some old guy in a hat was yelling at the Engineer types telling them they were trying to put the Strut/Landing Gear brace on the Port side on wrong... my Dad says Joe grab that there and pull; and I grabbed and pulled on the lower strut and he put the pin in the joint... Corrigan looks at us nods his head and turns and finishes berating the know it all's who didn't want to listen to an old man...

Posted by: Joe in TX at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (Ojk6Q)

91 REVEALED: Caitlyn Jenner's reps 'demanded ESPYs award in exchange for PR plugs and Diane Sawyer interview'

In other words, he DEMANDED to be given an award for his 'bravery.' More than that, he extorted it.

Posted by: Douglas Reynholm at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (oVJmc)

92 Radio today said he was initially hired but never worked there. Failed the background check.

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:27 PM (zt+N6)

His hire was conditional on passing the security clearance, so for ten days he shuffled about the front office filling out forms for his health and pension plans, reading basic SOPs, etc, then failed the security check for hanging with terrorists* - dismissed.
* OK, he wasn't so much as hanging with them as funding them, which is worse.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (NaeCR)

93
We walked around Home Depot tonight after dinner. We are thinking about replacing the carpet and did some browsing. Did not see any Lesbians.

Posted by: ALH at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (btTLZ)







Should have checked over by the hardwood flooring.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (egLDQ)

94 I'm halfway through a glass of lagavulin 16.

Smokey as all get out it is.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:42 PM (WVvzl)

95 Shouldn't "The Janitor" handshake be called "The Isaac" for Isaac from The Love Boat?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 17, 2015 10:42 PM (Z7G74)

96 Fuck It Jenner. Would not piss on it even on fire. Just hurry up and do the deed asshole. I don't give a fuck what you think about anything. Murderer.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 17, 2015 10:42 PM (ucDmr)

97 5.25" real floppy drives grinding.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 10:26 PM


I used those on my dad's pc, Compaq's first "portable" computer, here:

http://tinyurl.com/q85v3g8

I was the shit.

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 17, 2015 10:42 PM (hcXrg)

98 and then blow the little bits into their room with a blow dryer.

I think you just stood on the bag and the chads would explode out of the bag under the door.

Posted by: t-bird at July 17, 2015 10:42 PM (FcR7P)

99 If a white supremacist nutjob shooting up a church means no more Confederate flags or statues of Confederate generals ever, then presumably a Muslim shooting up a recruiting station means no more mosques, right?

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 17, 2015 10:43 PM (5Qfcu)

100 That Lab on ice reminds me of my old yellow Lab Ruger...
Labs can not take heat well , neither do Irish Folks. Both luv ice but the Irish wash whiskey over theirs..

Posted by: Jimmie Dino at July 17, 2015 10:43 PM (/WmRg)

101 That is the traditional reason for disarming one's own soldiers at home.

Posted by: @votermom at July 17, 2015 10:31 PM (cbfNE)

When in Rome... screw it.

Posted by: Caeser at July 17, 2015 10:43 PM (NaeCR)

102 Joe in TX at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (Ojk6Q)

KEWL!!!

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at July 17, 2015 10:43 PM (qOsoH)

103 In other words, he DEMANDED to be given an award for his 'bravery.' More than that, he extorted it.
Posted by: Douglas Reynholm at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (oVJmc)


And the guy with no legs got screwed out of an award for a dude in drag.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (TWXpK)

104 83 I'm sure he and his dad are registered Democrats too.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (TWXpK)


He'll still be voting then in 2016.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (oFCZn)

105 93
We walked around Home Depot tonight after dinner. We are thinking about replacing the carpet and did some browsing. Did not see any Lesbians.

Posted by: ALH at July 17, 2015 10:39 PM (btTLZ)


Should have checked over by the hardwood flooring.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (egLDQ)

Isn't there a little gizmo you can blow into to call them over?

You know, like ducks.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (MQEz6)

106 I wish Bambi had reason to fear a military coup.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 17, 2015 10:45 PM (YFw5T)

107 >>>Should have checked over by the hardwood flooring.

*fist bump*

Even if I am a bit pissed you beat me to it.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 17, 2015 10:45 PM (e+1S5)

108 @ 94 try puffin Laphroig

Posted by: Jimmie Dino at July 17, 2015 10:45 PM (/WmRg)

109 And the guy with no legs got screwed out of an award for a dude in drag.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (TWXpK)




Along with an actual female dead from cancer.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 17, 2015 10:46 PM (nL0sw)

110 Posted by: Trimegistus at July 17, 2015 10:43 PM (5Qfcu)


That's liberal logic. It only works when they say it works.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:46 PM (TWXpK)

111
Isn't there a little gizmo you can blow into to call them over?

You know, like ducks.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (MQEz6)








I think it's called a penis.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:46 PM (egLDQ)

112 You kids don't know how lucky you have it.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:23 PM (jR7Wy


We are just moving out of the old DOS databases at work.
I think we are still running COBOL

"Type CH and the identifying number to see the face page.
"Type DA on the General Option line to open up an event page to make a notation
"Enter a 4 letter event code
"Enter information, making sure something identifiable is on the top line
"enter through to get out."

The one thing going for it is that once you know all the codes and hot-keys you can fly. The new system doesn't fly. It Microsofts.

I had mine color mapped yellow text on a burnt-orange background so it would look like GLaDOS, but that was hard on my eyes. It is now white and green on a black background

Posted by: Kindltot at July 17, 2015 10:46 PM (3pRHP)

113 I used those on my dad's pc, Compaq's first "portable" computer, here:

http://tinyurl.com/q85v3g8

I was the shit.
Posted by: TJ Camper at July 17, 2015 10:42 PM (hcXrg)

****

Yep.I owned a Compaq Luggable with a, get this, 20 MB HD and a 300 baud modem. Mono screen and all.

Posted by: Daisy Wheel Printers at July 17, 2015 10:46 PM (1eYr7)

114 #FacePalm

Norway massacre gunman Anders Breivik starts POLITICS course at Oslo university after milking prison rules giving inmates the right to higher education

http://tinyurl.com/qdxqt5u

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (7YlUk)

115 His hire was conditional on passing the security clearance, so for ten days he shuffled about the front office filling out forms for his health and pension plans, reading basic SOPs, etc, then failed the security check for hanging with terrorists* - dismissed.
* OK, he wasn't so much as hanging with them as funding them, which is worse.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 10:41 PM (NaeCR)


I linked the article a few posts after that. Original report was failed a background check. It now says that it was a drug test he failed.

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (zt+N6)

116 Yep.I owned a Compaq Luggable with a, get this, 20 MB HD and a 300 baud modem. Mono screen and all.

Posted by: Daisy Wheel Printers at July 17, 2015 10:46 PM


What were you, a secret agent?

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (hcXrg)

117 nothing says courage like demanding an award

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (zOTsN)

118 Rolling paper tape down the hallway. Playing frisbee with 10" hard disk platters. (No serious injuries.) Last day of high school. Memories. Night, all.

Posted by: Agent J at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (ueOgE)

119
Even if I am a bit pissed you beat me to it.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 17, 2015 10:45 PM (e+1S5)







Ha ha!

*sports and gambols about the apartment flinging pickles into the air*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (egLDQ)

120 63 Heh. Point Break is starting.
This is like Roadhouse - I almost can't not watch it...
Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:32 PM (vdTWa)


Guess I don't need to call Mitch Glazer now.

Posted by: Bill Murray at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (Z7G74)

121 The Japanese rewrote a few sentences. Now they can blow shit up outside Japan again.

Dragons vs. Giant Robots.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:49 PM (MQEz6)

122 Along with an actual female dead from cancer.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 17, 2015 10:46 PM (nL0sw)

Should have used Jenner announce an award and given it in memory to that person s/he/it killed.

Posted by: Caeser at July 17, 2015 10:49 PM (NaeCR)

123

terrorist liked the ganja


when he was pulled over for DUI last April cop said his car reeked of pot

didnt mellow him out

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:49 PM (zOTsN)

124 wish Bambi had reason to fear a military coup.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 17, 2015 10:45 PM (YFw5T)


None of the military at his inauguration had firing pins in their rifles.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:50 PM (+jijM)

125 Isn't there a little gizmo you can blow into to call them over?

You know, like ducks.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (MQEz6)


The sound it makes is "I just got a college scholarship for softball!"

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:50 PM (zt+N6)

126 @108

I love this review of Laphroig 10

color:
The color is what I imagine God's tears to be, no hyperbole
nose:
Islay peat, medicine, earth(the planet).
body:
Like a slick welterweight boxer. light on it's feet but can still fight inside a phone booth.
palate:
A burning hospital.
finish:
Heroic. if you ever need a battlefield amputation laphroaig will lighten your spirits without fail.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:50 PM (WVvzl)

127
Yep.I owned a Compaq Luggable with a, get this, 20 MB HD and a 300 baud modem. Mono screen and all.


I've got one of these in my collection:

http://tinyurl.com/nsgj7dn

No hard drive, only floppies, no battery, but 'portable' @ 23 pounds!

Posted by: Douglas Reynholm at July 17, 2015 10:50 PM (oVJmc)

128 Joe in TX

you must have been proud of your dad.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 17, 2015 10:51 PM (T2afy)

129 Is Weasel Zippers broken? Last post is more than 24 hours old.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 17, 2015 10:51 PM (zauWW)

130 I linked the article a few posts after that.
Original report was failed a background check. It now says that it was a
drug test he failed.

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (zt+N6)

Did the memory hole the change or note the correction?
/hypathetical

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 10:51 PM (NaeCR)

131

I love this review of Laphroig 10

color:
The color is what I imagine God's tears to be, no hyperbole
nose:
Islay peat, medicine, earth(the planet).
body:
Like a slick welterweight boxer. light on it's feet but can still fight inside a phone booth.
palate:
A burning hospital.
finish:
Heroic. if you ever need a battlefield amputation laphroaig will lighten your spirits without fail.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:50 PM (WVvzl)








As I've mentioned here several times over the years, drinking Laphroaig is like licking a hospital ashtray.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:52 PM (egLDQ)

132 IT Crowd sock off.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 10:52 PM (oVJmc)

133 PC Magazine, 1987, reviewing a new 20 MHz 386 machine: "It's a screamer!"

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:54 PM (MQEz6)

134 That happened to me last weekend with WZ. Only on my tablet. I rebooted it and then it worked.

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:54 PM (TWXpK)

135
Is Weasel Zippers broken? Last post is more than 24 hours old.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 17, 2015 10:51 PM (zauWW)






F5 is your friend.

They're up, last post was about 20 min ago.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 10:54 PM (egLDQ)

136 It's a civilisational values thing.

You can take the barbarian out of the middle-east. But you cannot take the barbarian out of the middle-easterner.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 17, 2015 10:54 PM (1ijHg)

137 Its noted.

A federal official briefed on the matter said the issue was a drug test. The company had earlier said that Abdulazeez had failed a background check.

Up to you, who is more believable. The federal official or the company.

Posted by: buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:54 PM (zt+N6)

138 Losing printer sock.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 10:54 PM (1eYr7)

139 Concrete girl, for sure I have been saving that story for years...

Posted by: Joe in TX at July 17, 2015 10:54 PM (Ojk6Q)

140 >>>*sports and gambols about the apartment flinging pickles into the air*

This is a fascinating custom. You must teach me more of your culture.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 17, 2015 10:55 PM (e+1S5)

141 Thanks, now I got a full days worth of WZ content to read....

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 17, 2015 10:55 PM (zauWW)

142 UN to vote on Monday on Iran deal. I'm sorry, did the American people elect any of you on the security council? No, so please kindly STFU. Everyday there's something new level of BS that's revealed about this administration.

Posted by: Mainah at July 17, 2015 10:55 PM (nHT9Z)

143 Maybe he failed both?

Posted by: CDR M at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (TWXpK)

144 Guess I don't need to call Mitch Glazer now.
------------------------------
That is one of my all-time favorite stories.

When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.

Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)

145 75 >>>$82 billion a year for IT
$82,000,000,000
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 17, 2015 10:13 PM (z+4T3)

Three quarters of that is to replace all those darned hard drives that just keep failing.


Posted by: the alien (space kind) that runs IRS at July 17, 2015 10:35 PM (t2xH3)


Hey now....we saved LOTS of money though...

by outsourcing part of our IT to a Chinese company!

/facepalm.... again....

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 17, 2015 10:57 PM (qh617)

146 Evening morons, how fares the horde?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at July 17, 2015 10:57 PM (TNIV5)

147 #Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622077249819406337

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622077474025959424

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622077637687672832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622078124910579712

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622078319748620288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622078547377713152

Posted by: kbdabear at July 17, 2015 10:58 PM (GrXXa)

148
When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.

Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)


If language was not an issue?

Napoleon.... George S. Patton... and of course, Jesus so he can bring the wine...

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 17, 2015 10:58 PM (qh617)

149 Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was
insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance
speech at the ESPYs.



Make it stop.



Dear God, make it stop.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:38 PM (WVvzl)


Brett should tell them to go f*ck off. Notice how rage against the Trump has died down after he told them to where to go.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (DiZBp)

150 Yeah. It's entirely possible he failed both. Hell it could be that the company can't legally say he failed the drug test so they mentioned the background check and the fed doesn't want to answer what things in his background raised their flags so he mentioned the drug test.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (zt+N6)

151 In my experience, the drug screen results come before any employment offer is made. But I never worked for any "security sensitive" industry.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (+jijM)

152 124
wish Bambi had reason to fear a military coup.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 17, 2015 10:45 PM (YFw5T)





None of the military at his inauguration had firing pins in their rifles.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:50 PM (+jijM)

I don't think that is really remarkable.I was at 50th VJ Day (Clinton in attendance) festivities at Wheeler AAF - huge military parade with probably 75% of every serviceman on Oahu with disabled arms. With tens of thousands you don't want to risk a single nutter in the group. USSS worked security.Seen Clinton before that in Haiti. USSS worked security there too, as always. No arms this time, townhall type thing.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (NaeCR)

153 @145

The government is THE biggest racket going.

They all belong in jail.

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

154 Chuck Darwin, Sam Kinison, and Dean Martin.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 11:00 PM (MQEz6)

155 When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.
Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)

***

Great choice. I have had a couple of opportunities to work with him over the years in Corporate Meetings. He. Is. Awesome.

Chevy on the other hand....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 11:01 PM (1eYr7)

156 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 17, 2015 11:01 PM (KCxzN)

157 In my experience, the drug screen results come before any employment offer is made. But I never worked for any "security sensitive" industry.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (+jijM)




My last two jobs (mil cleared contractor) have been offered contingent on whiz quiz passing (and other things, like credit check). No actual showing up at work until all that was complete, though.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 17, 2015 11:02 PM (nL0sw)

158 @ 149 - "Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs."

Clap harder!

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 17, 2015 11:03 PM (TRDE0)

159 The Chinese could tell you why he wasn't hired.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 11:04 PM (+jijM)

160 >>I'm working on a blue martini glass containing whipped cream flavored vodka.

This is a thing that exists?

*adds to liquor store list

Posted by: Lea at July 17, 2015 11:04 PM (73fEO)

161 158 @ 149 - "Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs."

Clap harder!

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 17, 2015 11:03 PM (TRDE0)


Saw one once.... and I WANT one...

said something like... 'I didn't Clap... I killed Tinkerbell'

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 17, 2015 11:04 PM (qh617)

162 'Background Check' could be used broadly too, not like most drug users would just quit forever the night before the start a new job (Biden spawn).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 11:05 PM (NaeCR)

163 160 >>I'm working on a blue martini glass containing whipped cream flavored vodka.

This is a thing that exists?

*adds to liquor store list
Posted by: Lea at July 17, 2015 11:04 PM (73fEO)


There's a vodka brand either paramount or parliament I think that has just a whole bunch of vodka flavors.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 17, 2015 11:05 PM (zt+N6)

164 159 The Chinese could tell you why he wasn't hired.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 11:04 PM (+jijM)


Whats sad is.... its true...

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 17, 2015 11:05 PM (qh617)

165 What sup?

I've been on the net doing stuff while the wife tortured me w/ a Lifetime movie.

I see part of a movie I have to know how it ends. For a change the woman was the evil one, a professional assassin exploiting her beta male husband. It's wasn't his formerly crazy ex who had inherited money and could afford a pro assassin. Or the other suspects.

Who writes this crap, the script was wooden and idiotic.

Posted by: Farmer at July 17, 2015 11:05 PM (o/90i)

166 Mmmmm, Beer Summit, with fresh dog, served up on the half shell.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (Vf5rR)

167 I'm sure DC could tell you all about them.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (zt+N6)

168 I don't think that is really remarkable.I was at 50th VJ Day (Clinton in attendance) festivities at Wheeler AAF - huge military parade with probably 75% of every serviceman on Oahu with disabled arms. With tens of thousands you don't want to risk a single nutter in the group. USSS worked security.Seen Clinton before that in Haiti. USSS worked security there too, as always. No arms this time, townhall type thing.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (NaeCR)
---
Holy crap I was there too! I lived on Camp Stover. Was thisclose to Bubba (no groping). Who else was there, Governor Waihe'e?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (jR7Wy)

169 .
Jesus
Ben Franklin
~35 y/o A. Einstein

all at the same dinner with wine flowing.


and would go out later to seriously party with Ben

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (hcXrg)

170 149 - "Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret
Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners
acceptance speech at the ESPYs."



Clap harder!

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at July 17, 2015 11:03 PM (TRDE0)


Apparently Brett has no idea how brave it is for a guy to show up and receive an award while wearing a dress.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (DiZBp)

171 Rat: "If you could have a conversation with one person, living or dead, who would it be?"
Pig: "The living one"

(Thank you Pastis)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (3pRHP)

172 What's all this about Bret Favre having the clap?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at July 17, 2015 11:07 PM (rVQpn)

173 Brett should tell them to go f*ck off. Notice how rage against the Trump has died down after he told them to where to go.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (DiZBp)

***

Nobody has any leverage with Trump. This is why the GOPe hates him much more than anyone on the Left.

He can not be controlled or constrained. This is why I like him. He will not go the distance, but love that he makes these assholes address uncomfortable topics.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 17, 2015 11:07 PM (1eYr7)

174 We're watching Jack Nicholson chew up the scenery in As Good As It Gets. He can be very charming when he wants to be.

Posted by: ALH at July 17, 2015 11:08 PM (btTLZ)

175 I gotta plug the ipad into the tv to watch black sails. Back in an hour or so.

Keeping drinking, I'll put away four or five shots in that time, and I don't wanna be the only drunk when I get back.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 17, 2015 11:08 PM (e+1S5)

176 Favre better just accept that they aren't going to forgive him until he texts Jenner a photo of his junk.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 17, 2015 11:09 PM (zt+N6)

177 This is a thing that exists?

*adds to liquor store list
Posted by: Lea at July 17, 2015 11:04 PM (73fEO)
---
OMG Lea, it's like Oompaloompas are running vodka companies now.

"There is no... place I know...that compa-a-a-ares with pure inebriation...."

360 Vodka has popcorn, glazed donut, etc.
UV Vodka has whipped cream, birthday cake....

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 11:10 PM (jR7Wy)

178 Apparently Brett has no idea how brave it is for a guy to show up and receive an award while wearing a dress.

Hey, it's a living.

Posted by: Jamie Farr at July 17, 2015 11:11 PM (FcR7P)

179 right on Joe in TX...glad you shared it.
small world you come to the ont and get
to relive a great memory.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 17, 2015 11:11 PM (T2afy)

180 Hey, it's a living.

Posted by: Jamie Farr at July 17, 2015 11:11 PM (FcR7P)



No more getting out of service for you.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 11:12 PM (DiZBp)

181 Where, exactly, did these brave Bostonian geniuses think he was going to pull out a 30-pound, four-foot-long machine gun from?

I know there's a special term for the alternate dimension from which scantily-clad anime girls pull their guns, but I don't know what it is. I bet Anna Puma does and can dredge up some nice examples. Best one I can come up with off the top of my head is about 7:50 into the first episode of Najica Blitz Tactics: https://youtu.be/olMRG9MjSXI?t=470

It's Najica, so it'll be NSFW unless you work somewhere in the depths of the Panty Industrial Complex.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 17, 2015 11:12 PM (o78gS)

182 I've been on the net doing stuff while the wife tortured me w/ a Lifetime movie.
Did it star Victoria Chase?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 17, 2015 11:12 PM (kivUY)

183 #10 That was Wrong Way Feldman...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at July 17, 2015 11:13 PM (Kucy5)

184 I had the hair sample test done after a medical leave. Took/received opiates out the *as, but never got a call.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 11:13 PM (+jijM)

185 "Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs."

Clap harder!


How about, Clap Off!

Posted by: t-bird at July 17, 2015 11:14 PM (FcR7P)

186
We're watching Jack Nicholson chew up the scenery in As Good As It Gets. He can be very charming when he wants to be.

Posted by: ALH at July 17, 2015 11:08 PM (btTLZ)








Yeah, but he always had teh crazy going on. Almost ruins The Shining, because ONE look at him in the job interview and it's obvious he's a fucking borderline nut job.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 17, 2015 11:14 PM (egLDQ)

187 >>>#Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics<<<



Now this is worth clapping for.


**stands and applauds for 5 minutes (no... that was not a euphemism)**

Posted by: typical Moron at July 17, 2015 11:14 PM (t2xH3)

188 When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.
Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)

I would definitely have Jeane Kirkpatrick on my list.

Posted by: Comrade Moron April at July 17, 2015 11:15 PM (79ZSg)

189 >>151 In my experience, the drug screen results come before any employment offer is made. But I never worked for any "security sensitive" industry.
Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 10:59 PM (+jijM)

Same. Drug test doesn't take 10 days.

Background otoh...

Posted by: Lea at July 17, 2015 11:15 PM (73fEO)

190 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622077249819406337


Yeah, Caitlyn's definitely a woman.

Posted by: ESPN at July 17, 2015 11:16 PM (FcR7P)

191 Nice ONT, CDR M. Thanks for doing it.

I'll be back to read it after I go off to try and scrounge a few bucks from the local economy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 17, 2015 11:17 PM (HIyIj)

192 At this point, what difference does it make?

Posted by: Brett Farve at July 17, 2015 11:17 PM (+jijM)

193 When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and
have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.


Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)




Stanley Dunham in 1959. It wouldn't involve beer but a one way ticket to find say Amelia Earhart

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 17, 2015 11:17 PM (DiZBp)

194 129 Is Weasel Zippers broken? Last post is more than 24 hours old.

I've found that sometimes I have to manually refresh WZ. Seems to only happen at work, though, where they poke my internet traffic through a dodgy web proxy.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 17, 2015 11:19 PM (o78gS)

195 188
When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and
have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.

Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)



I would definitely have Jeane Kirkpatrick on my list.

Posted by: Comrade Moron April at July 17, 2015 11:15 PM (79ZSg)

Off the top of my head.

Ronnie RaygunChurchillChuck Yeager

Posted by: rebel flounder at July 17, 2015 11:19 PM (Vf5rR)

196 Holy crap I was there too! I lived on Camp Stover. Was thisclose to Bubba (no groping). Who else was there, Governor Waihe'e?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (jR7Wy)

Yeah, he was certainly there. Bunch of dignitaries for the parade.They also changed it from VJ Day to "End of the War in the Pacific" that year.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 11:19 PM (NaeCR)

197 >>>OMG Lea, it's like Oompaloompas are running vodka companies now.

Hahaha!!! Everybody seems to have wedding cake flavored stuff now too. I approve.

Do they have a pineapple infused one for stoli dolis? I might need to figure out how to make it myself.

night all.

Posted by: Lea at July 17, 2015 11:20 PM (73fEO)

198 Watching the episode of The IT Crowd where Douglas was dating a transexual (because he wasn't paying attention). So much in this episode that you couldn't get away with any more (and it's only from 200.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 11:21 PM (oVJmc)

199 2008 )

Posted by: andycanuck at July 17, 2015 11:21 PM (kivUY)

200 The daily mail is such garbage. They have there lead story about the Scientologist new studio being bigger than any other studio in LA. No, all the other studios are larger in acreage, number of sets, size of sets, etc. And they closed comments almost immediately.

So, now they are taking bribes from the scientologists??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 17, 2015 11:21 PM (iQIUe)

201 Fixed! Just like Bruce... eventually.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 17, 2015 11:22 PM (kivUY)

202 Yeah, he was certainly there. Bunch of dignitaries for the parade.They also changed it from VJ Day to "End of the War in the Pacific" that year.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 17, 2015 11:19 PM (NaeCR)
----
My dad fought the Pacificans in Burma.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 11:22 PM (jR7Wy)

203 Hey, isn't it interesting that the Scientologists operate at will in Hollywood and they're more anti-gay than anybody?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 11:23 PM (oVJmc)

204 Peruvia did most of the heavy lifting in the Pacific War.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 17, 2015 11:23 PM (kivUY)

205 113 I owned a Compaq Luggable with a, get this, 20 MB HD and a 300 baud modem. Mono screen and all.

Luxury. I dragged a Kaypro-10 (CP/M, 10MB hard disk) around for a few years.

My most awesome portable? A MicroVAX 2000 into which I had gummed an ST-241 (40 MB half-height) and a TZ30 (half-height cartridge tape drive) on which I used to run VMS 5.something. Had to drag a terminal with me, of course.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 17, 2015 11:24 PM (o78gS)

206 Now I know how the German Catholics a Lutherans felt as Hitler came into power.

WTF? How did Hindenberg just give him the power?

We will suffer and most of us will die.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 17, 2015 11:27 PM (1ijHg)

207 I might be mistaken but it seems the SJWS see Stalin as a role model.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 17, 2015 11:27 PM (4rzL1)

208 "Wrong Way" Marshall


Http://tinyurl.com/oqujomg

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 11:28 PM (+jijM)

209 "Hey, isn't it interesting that the Scientologists operate at will in Hollywood and they're more anti-gay than anybody?


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 11:23 PM (oVJmc)"
If they were anti-gay, why are John Travolta and Tom Cruise excommunicated?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 17, 2015 11:28 PM (1ijHg)

210 Alextopia remained nominally neutral but had a thriving underground economy dealing black market lube and merkins to the Allies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 11:29 PM (jR7Wy)

211 When I was a young man I had 8 inch floppys

Posted by: Tmitsss at July 17, 2015 11:29 PM (Tt6V6)

212 Watched baseball with Dad tonight. Cherished every drunken moment, even though The Tribe lost.

Dad had two beers, I had ten.

I almost feel like that black-lab in the ice-pool after Dad left.

...except I'm Not That Cool.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 17, 2015 11:29 PM (OQ9R7)

213 When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.
Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)


Kelly Lynch says that now Bill Murray's brothers call Glazer, and that once, he called from Russia to give Glazer the play by play.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 17, 2015 11:30 PM (Z7G74)

214 good night idiots, I mean morons.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 17, 2015 11:30 PM (1ijHg)

215 When I was a young man I had 8 inch floppys

I've got 38-inch floppies.

Posted by: Hillary!!! at July 17, 2015 11:30 PM (oVJmc)

216 Chevy Chase is an asshole. Big surprise...to those living in a cave in outer Siberia.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 17, 2015 11:30 PM (YGnSA)

217 G'Night, Stupid.

...I mean Jimbo!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 17, 2015 11:31 PM (OQ9R7)

218 Hey, isn't it interesting that the Scientologists operate at will in Hollywood and they're more anti-gay than anybody?

It's their willingness to fight. The left are a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: Jean at July 17, 2015 11:32 PM (ztOda)

219 A slow Friday?

*Aaaaack!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 17, 2015 11:33 PM (OQ9R7)

220 I've got 38-inch floppies.
Posted by: Hillary!!!

Wow, those are some serious beef curtains.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at July 17, 2015 11:33 PM (rVQpn)

221 Posted by: Anachronda at July 17, 2015 11:12 PM (o78gS)

Hammerspace, I believe. I.E., the alternate dimension cartoon characters pull giant hammers out of

Posted by: Secundus at July 17, 2015 11:33 PM (DboPO)

222 I'd like to have a beer with:

Nicola Tesla

Martin Luther

Neils Bohr

I wouldn't understand a single word they said, but I'd like to drink their beer. And they always had some mighty fine beer.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 11:34 PM (+jijM)

223 kbdabear
https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/622077637687672832

Oh, that swimsuit in the right-hand picture is stunning. Where can I get one?

Posted by: Gheytrend Jenner - celebe dysmorphic at July 17, 2015 11:34 PM (ACs58)

224 Wow, those are some serious beef curtains.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible
****

(Projectile vomits 15 feet)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 17, 2015 11:35 PM (YGnSA)

225 Jenna Lee in for Megyn Kelly...mmmmm...fire pie

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 17, 2015 11:35 PM (dULJN)

226 47
5.25" real "floppy drives grinding.

Pfft. 5.25" ain't real floppies. 8" is where it's at.

Sadly, my poor youtube search skills have turned up any good examples of an RX-01 going *thunk* step step step...

Posted by: Anachronda at July 17, 2015 11:36 PM (o78gS)

227 209 "Hey, isn't it interesting that the Scientologists operate at will in Hollywood and they're more anti-gay than anybody?


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 11:23 PM (oVJmc)"
If they were anti-gay, why are John Travolta and Tom Cruise excommunicated?
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 17, 2015 11:28 PM (1ijHg)


2 things make men do things:

1. Money
2. Scamper

Both Cruise and Travolta give big money to Scientology, so they won't do anything.

Another reason why nobody in Hollywood goes after Scientology is because they have the goods on almost everyone in Hollywood. If you are a big star, you don't want it known that you have screwed most of the producers/directors in Hollywood, or if you are a producer/director every kid in Hollywood.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 17, 2015 11:37 PM (Z7G74)

228 Yo
That's all I got
Besides the Cubs have a winning record after the all star break!!!!

Posted by: navypopojojo at July 17, 2015 11:37 PM (N6Gqp)

229 Anyone here in advertising?
Or pay attention to commercials?

I just caught half of a very cool commercial, but can't find it online.

Little boy writes letters to Dad, makes paper planes, flies them high into the sky.
cut to old man next door cleaning up all this trash from his backyard...

Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 11:37 PM (LIf6Z)

230 Just in case anyone has not seen this.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/nvomw2r

Berg was immediately branded a transphobic hater.

Posted by: Ernst Rohm at July 17, 2015 11:37 PM (9mTYi)

231 "Jenna Lee in for Megyn Kelly...mmmmm...fire pie."
-Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 17, 2015 11:35 PM (dULJN)

All the Hot, ten times the Stupid.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 17, 2015 11:37 PM (OQ9R7)

232 I had heard of Wrong-way Corrigan, of course, and I knew that his flight to Ireland was deliberate, but I did not know how thoroughly he prepared for it, despite the ad-hoc nature of the actual departure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2015 11:38 PM (fNpC1)

233 "Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs."

Clap harder!

How about, Clap Off!

Posted by: t-bird at July 17, 2015 11:14 PM (FcR7P)


SOON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8tR0OQ1oc

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 17, 2015 11:38 PM (7YlUk)

234 233. Bruce Jenner did deserve a bravery award.....
Who else would admit to being related to the kardashians

Posted by: navypopojojo at July 17, 2015 11:40 PM (N6Gqp)

235 Slap, sometimes you have to sacrifice

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 17, 2015 11:43 PM (dULJN)

236 I've been on the net doing stuff while the wife tortured me w/ a Lifetime movie.
Did it star Victoria Chase?
Posted by: andycanuck at July 17, 2015 11:12 PM

Don't know V. Chase. It was some vacuous blonde I've never seen, crappy actress.

Posted by: Farmer at July 17, 2015 11:43 PM (o/90i)

237
Fun and fun--try being born analog and getting dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age.

Traumatic at times.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 17, 2015 11:43 PM (jeCnD)

238 how about the smell of freshly mimeographed paper

with that cool damp feel and the purplish ink

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:14 PM (zOTsN)


The smell of leaded high-test gasoline. The sound of a typewriter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2015 11:43 PM (fNpC1)

239 Let's have a beer with Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin together. Actually, I'll serve the beer and then just be a fly on the wall. Taking notes and giggling.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 17, 2015 11:44 PM (GzDYP)

240 The smell of leaded high-test gasoline. The sound of a typewriter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2015 11:43 PM (fNpC1)


The sound of shoving an 8-track into the player.

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

241 How about them Cubbies?

Getting a jump start on their second half, tonight.

Posted by: Garrett at July 17, 2015 11:45 PM (aCKr2)

242 how about the smell of freshly mimeographed paper

with that cool damp feel and the purplish ink

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:14 PM (zOTsN)


The smell of leaded high-test gasoline. The sound of a typewriter.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The taste of lead-based paint chips.

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 17, 2015 11:46 PM (rVQpn)

243 The smell of leaded high-test gasoline. The sound of a typewriter.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------------------

Stabbed my thumb with a screwdriver today. I miss the little red string that tore open a Band-Aid..

Posted by: Ernst Rohm at July 17, 2015 11:46 PM (9mTYi)

244 Hey everybody.

Wow, if only the teens of the 1950s had had Facebook to help them through their awkward phases...

http://tinyurl.com/oltmoav

Sneak preview:
"Timmy is a COMMUNIST!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2015 11:47 PM (ntObR)

245 Oops. Shedding Nazi sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2015 11:47 PM (9mTYi)

246 The sound of shoving an 8-track into the player.

The clack sound as said player switches tracks in the middle of In A Gadda Da Vida.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 17, 2015 11:47 PM (W5DcG)

247 Vent windows.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2015 11:48 PM (9mTYi)

248 I miss the Original Aunt Jemimah. Before they classed her all up.

Posted by: Garrett at July 17, 2015 11:48 PM (aCKr2)

249 Vendette: The sound of shoving an 8-track into the player.

Heh. Good one.

Shoving an 8-track into the deck in the Mustang and heading on down the highway....

Cursing as the song arrangements are different than the LP...

KCHUNK

Sound of 8-track changing tracks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - decades will pass you by... at July 17, 2015 11:49 PM (ACs58)

250 I downloaded a ringtone for my cell phone which sounds like a WE 500 set, i.e., a real telephone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2015 11:49 PM (9mTYi)

251 The children's stories with the storybook and the record that said, "Turn the page when the chimes ring like this."

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2015 11:49 PM (TEpA2)

252 Norway massacre gunman Anders Breivik starts POLITICS course at Oslo university after milking prison rules giving inmates the right to higher education

http://tinyurl.com/qdxqt5u Posted by: The Political Hat at July 17, 2015 10:48 PM (7YlUk)

I was originally terribly offended by the idea, but then another idea blotted it out. Quite simply, if they allow it, they deserve it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 17, 2015 11:51 PM (HalrA)

253 The smell of a fresh batch of Shrinky-Dinks baking in a toaster oven.

Posted by: Garrett at July 17, 2015 11:51 PM (aCKr2)

254 Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs.

Make it stop.

Dear God, make it stop.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:38 PM (WVvzl)


Reminds me of the old story about how all the dignitaries were deathly afraid to be the first one to stop clapping after Stalin addressed the Supreme Soviet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2015 11:52 PM (fNpC1)

255 Want stereo sound? Two Spitfire MK IXs at Biggin Hill this year.

https://youtu.be/oVBWqALGKIA

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 17, 2015 11:52 PM (ScdsY)

256 And on the subject of records, the sound of the needle when the LP or 45 ended.

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2015 11:52 PM (TEpA2)

257 I miss the days when A. A person answered the phone, and B. It was assumed that I speak English.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2015 11:52 PM (9mTYi)

258 241. Yo Garrett
Long time no read
Yep, and it looks like they'll trade for another starting right hander soon although they are 5th in pitching (the Cubs...I shocked too)
But in the end they still have to get through St Louis
Those evils bastards from hell!!!!11!!

Posted by: navypopojojo at July 17, 2015 11:52 PM (N6Gqp)

259 @ 247
>vent windows.<

My Ramcharger has vent windows. So does The Toy.

Life is good.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 17, 2015 11:53 PM (jeCnD)

260 The children's stories with the storybook and the record that said, "Turn the page when the chimes ring like this."

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2015 11:49 PM (TEpA2)


Mine were Disney ones, mostly, and on cassette instead of vinyl, but yes, I loved those.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 17, 2015 11:53 PM (iuQS7)

261 Milady says re vent windows - "those worked pretty well, too." Yeah.

Bertram Cabot Jr: The clack sound as said [8-track] player switches tracks in the middle of In A Gadda Da Vida.

Truly! Therapy took years of LP, cassette, then digital, versions of such songs, to finally get over the anticipatory dread that the switch was about to happen.

Posted by: mindful webworker - decades will pass you by... at July 17, 2015 11:54 PM (ACs58)

262 I hate The fucking Cardinals.

Posted by: Garrett at July 17, 2015 11:54 PM (aCKr2)

263 Drive-by comment...

http://tinyurl.com/qg3ahj6

she said yes.

Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (UQGss)

264 Mine were Disney ones, mostly, and on cassette instead of vinyl, but yes, I loved those.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 17, 2015 11:53 PM (iuQS7)


Get off my lawn

(We had Disney too.)

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

265 Joey Bidet still gets excited when he pulls the string on his See-n-Say.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (ScdsY)

266 Reminds me of the old story about how all the
dignitaries were deathly afraid to be the first one to stop clapping
after Stalin addressed the Supreme Soviet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2015 11:52 PM (fNpC1)

That's everything if we allow these nutcases to take over.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (HalrA)

267 I miss the days when A. A person answered the phone, and B. It was assumed that I speak English.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

I vaguely remember those days, though I was just a little guy at the time. I'll get off your lawn now.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (rVQpn)

268 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (EzgxV)

269 Hey, the spawn is home
I rarely see her nowadays
Every now and then she shows up for food and disappears again

Posted by: navypopojojo at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (N6Gqp)

270 Hope everyone has a drink handy. I'm checking out a personal blog that I frequently read done by a guy up in North Georgia.


He's a got a post about the Chattanooga jihadi and notes:


"Wouldn't have been hard for this to get off the ground in Chattanooga. There are so many moslems there, that when NPR plays its theme, it's been modified to islamic instruments and melody. That's because a moslem organization pays the bills for NPR in Chattanooga, via contributions. The NPR station there brags about this constantly."

Posted by: Country Singer at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (nL0sw)

271 GGE...

Congrats!!! Even though she's marrying a Moron.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (ScdsY)

272 Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (UQGss)



Yay!!!! Congrats!




Love the ring!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (TEpA2)

273 Yo shippy and tentacled one

Posted by: navypopojojo at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (N6Gqp)

274 Busy day tomorrow, so I can't hang around. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (UQGss)

275 Hot Damn!
You go, GGE!

Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (XJD3+)

276 Shrinky Dinks!!! Those and Perler beads, man... so much fun.

NCJ, the Cubbies have to get past the Buccos before they get within shooting distance of the Cards. NL Central is *good* this year.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (iuQS7)

277 GGE - You dog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2015 11:56 PM (9mTYi)

278 how about the smell of freshly mimeographed paper

with that cool damp feel and the purplish ink .



Cramergesic (wintergreen) and Atomic Balm on your shin splints.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 17, 2015 11:57 PM (+jijM)

279 Garrett: The smell of a fresh batch of Shrinky-Dinks baking in a toaster oven.

Robin Williams in Toys: "This is not a shared experience."

Posted by: mindful webworker - shrinky-dinks sounds like at July 17, 2015 11:57 PM (ACs58)

280 Isn't there a little gizmo you can blow into to call them over?

You know, like ducks.

Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (MQEz6)


Just open a can of tuna.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 17, 2015 11:57 PM (fNpC1)

281 she said yes.
Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter

Congrats.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at July 17, 2015 11:57 PM (rVQpn)

282 Drive-by comment...

http://tinyurl.com/qg3ahj6

she said yes.

Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (UQGss)




Congrats!



Paging Mr. Chi. Paging Mr. Chi. You have a call on the Courtesy Need To Step Your Game Phone.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 17, 2015 11:57 PM (nL0sw)

283 SOON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8tR0OQ1oc
Posted by: The Political Hat at July 17, 2015 11:38 PM (7YlUk)


I would bet this would be more along the future of the US.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm64E5R12s8

FREE EDUCATION!
FREE HEALTHCARE!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 17, 2015 11:57 PM (Z7G74)

284 Congrats, GGE!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 17, 2015 11:58 PM (iuQS7)

285 my three picks would be justice thomas, president reagan and clint eastwood.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 17, 2015 11:58 PM (T2afy)

286 Nostalgic sounds? Electro-Mechanical NCR cash register at the grocery store, especially when being run by a top flight cashier.

Could damn near dance to the rhythm of the thing.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 17, 2015 11:58 PM (RzZOc)

287 Mine were Disney ones, mostly, and on cassette instead of vinyl, but yes, I loved those. Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 17, 2015 11:53 PM (iuQS7)

I remember those. I'd play with 'em for a few months, then the dog would do his usual job of pulling all of the tape out of the cassette when me or my brother left 'em out.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 17, 2015 11:59 PM (HalrA)

288 246
The clack sound as said player switches tracks in the middle of In A Gadda Da Vida.

That wouldn't be so bad, except they tended to fade the music out before the clack and back in again afterward, smack in the middle of the song.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (o78gS)

289 It's all about the unique sound of putting a bamboo needle on a 78rpm record. 33.33333? Pfft! 45? Hardly!

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (Q819Q)

290 The children's stories with the storybook and the record that said, "Turn the page when the chimes ring like this."



Posted by: Vendette at July 17, 2015 11:49 PM (TEpA2)



Mine were Disney ones, mostly, and on cassette instead of vinyl, but yes, I loved those.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 17, 2015 11:53 PM (iuQS7)
They're updated now! My daughter has a set of Disney books that you read along with a little tablet looking thing. Each page of the book has a corresponding color and shape on the tablet, so you hit the button and the page is read to you and a chime rings at the end.
Found it. Disney Classic Electronic Me Reader Books Set

Posted by: Mainah at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (nHT9Z)

291 GGE, you salty dog! Congratulations to you both! Kiss her for the Horde!

And this is AFTER taking her to NoVaMoMee. What a gal.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (jR7Wy)

292 " I hate The fucking Cardinals.
Posted by: Garrett at July 17, 2015 11:54 PM (aCKr2)"


Because they elected Pope Francis? Bigot.


Posted by: bergerbilder at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (+jijM)

293 80 I think we not only have gone through the looking glass we are through the glass in a burlap sack and being beaten with reeds.

Apparently the SJWs have decreed the Bret Favre was insufficiently enthusiastic in his clapping for Bruce Jenners acceptance speech at the ESPYs.

Make it stop.

Dear God, make it stop.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 17, 2015 10:38 PM (WVvzl)


Why am I not surprised.

I posted about wondering how many people who were there clapping were actually thinking, "This is fucking nuts".

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 18, 2015 12:01 AM (oFCZn)

294 she said yes.
Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (UQGss)

Congratulations! May there be many happy years ahead.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:01 AM (HalrA)

295 terrorist liked the ganja


when he was pulled over for DUI last April cop said his car reeked of pot

didnt mellow him out

Posted by: ThunderB at July 17, 2015 10:49 PM (zOTsN)


What do you think we were all stoned on, when we murdered people for allah?

Posted by: The Hashishim at July 18, 2015 12:01 AM (fNpC1)

296 253 The smell of a fresh batch of Shrinky-Dinks baking in a toaster oven.
Posted by: Garrett at July 17, 2015 11:51 PM (aCKr2)
----
Plastigoop!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:01 AM (jR7Wy)

297 I downloaded a ringtone for my cell phone which sounds like a WE 500 set, i.e., a real telephone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 17, 2015 11:49 PM (9mTYi)




Now all you need is one of these:

http://tinyurl.com/owehk7f


or maybe an OtterBox made of Bakelite.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:01 AM (nL0sw)

298 GGE, you salty dog! Congratulations to you both! Kiss her for the Horde!



And this is AFTER taking her to NoVaMoMee. What a gal.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (jR7Wy)


They can get married at the next one.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:01 AM (TEpA2)

299 It's all about the unique sound of putting a bamboo needle on a 78rpm record. 33.33333? Pfft! 45? Hardly!
Posted by: Snoodling
-----

Get off my lawn...

Posted by: 16 RPM Records at July 18, 2015 12:02 AM (9mTYi)

300 she said yes.

Yay! Congrats!

Posted by: Comrade Moron April at July 18, 2015 12:02 AM (79ZSg)

301 They can get married at the next one.
Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:01 AM (TEpA2)
----
The garters will fly.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:02 AM (jR7Wy)

302 They're updated now! My daughter has a set of Disney
books that you read along with a little tablet looking thing. Each page
of the book has a corresponding color and shape on the tablet, so you
hit the button and the page is read to you and a chime rings at the end.

Found it. Disney Classic Electronic Me Reader Books Set


Posted by: Mainah at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (nHT9Z)


Trust me, young man, it ain't the same.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:02 AM (TEpA2)

303 I predict there will be more than just some flying garters...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:03 AM (ScdsY)

304 Nice, GGE! Congrats!

Posted by: Mainah at July 18, 2015 12:03 AM (nHT9Z)

305 Now all you need is one of these:

http://tinyurl.com/owehk7f
Posted by: Country Singer
-----------

I may actually get one of those.

Posted by: 16 RPM Records at July 18, 2015 12:03 AM (9mTYi)

306
AOP, a wonderful and now deceased Russian tutor was an emigre, had been sort of a big deal in Soviet film circles (dep. director of the Moscow film institute).

Among his many, many fantastic anecdotes was one where he had attended a hockey game in Moscow, a big match, probably Central Army vs. Dynamo, and Brezhnev was there.

At one point, Leonid rose to depart, or "go where the czar goes by foot", or something - nobody knew. The game just sort of stopped, as the wave of robotic Soviet deference and submissive decorum spread from the stands to the ice. The refs finally whistled play dead and pretended to need to confer with the scorekeeper or something. Misha's contempt for the pathetic degraded spectacle that was Soviet life at moments like that just dripped from his words.

Anyway, some here might not appreciate just how creepy and precise the analogy of SJWs policing audience enthusiasm to the vile degradation of totalitarian Soviet life is.

Misha died of a brain hemorrhage, suddenly, back in the 90s. Talk about a treasure being lost. I regret to this day not writing down his anecdotes and jokes - pure gold, as only a theatrical Russian Jew could tell them.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

307 GGE: she said yes.

YES! Wow. That's... such a good answer.

God bless you both with a continuation of complete mutual devotion, and plenty of time to enjoy it.

Posted by: mindful webworker & Milady at July 18, 2015 12:03 AM (ACs58)

308 Remember orang Julius?

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (dULJN)

309 Gutierrez: Steinle death 'a little thing'

So if an illegal immigrant gets liquored up and runs over Gutierrez' wife or mother or daughter then that would officially be 'a little thing'?

Say it's a little thing is someone important to you dies, you little prick!

Posted by: JB1000 at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (WLJbV)

310 How about the shunk-klick sound of a Viewmaster?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (jR7Wy)

311 Trust me, young man, it ain't the same.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:02 AM (TEpA2)
Ok, fiiiiiiiiine.

Posted by: Mainah at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (nHT9Z)

312 291 GGE, you salty dog! Congratulations to you both! Kiss her for the Horde!

And this is AFTER taking her to NoVaMoMee. What a gal.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (jR7Wy)



She was at the Momee and still said "yes"?!?!?? Congrats, GGE, on your incredible powers of persuasion!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

313 I still dont understand why you wd cut off yr dick and balls when it does little to achieve the affect you are seeking. Tur and Jenner look like and sound like guys. They are lying to themselves. Then again, we appear to live in the time of The Emperor's New Clothes. Everytime I hear some one call him beautiful, I want to puke.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 18, 2015 12:05 AM (iQIUe)

314 308
Remember orang Julius?

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (dULJN)

You couldn't go to a mall without seeing one when I was a kid.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:05 AM (HalrA)

315 Ok, fiiiiiiiiine.


Posted by: Mainah at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (nHT9Z)


Hope things are going well!

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:05 AM (TEpA2)

316 Country Singer @ 282

I have a feeling that would be the quickest way for me to get punched in the throat!
But thanks for the thought.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 12:05 AM (df5yj)

317 And that's a gorgeous rock GGE.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:06 AM (jR7Wy)

318
Congrats, GGE.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 18, 2015 12:07 AM (jeCnD)

319 Hammerspace, I believe. I.E., the alternate dimension cartoon characters pull giant hammers out of

Indeed, all true wielders of the dreaded Shojo Mallet had access to Hammerspace. It's immediately tangent to the dimension where the characters in the Highlander series stored their ridiculously large swords until the last 10 minutes of any given episode, and just down from the Library Dimension, where users of the other two swore they were going when they were really getting rated on their mallets and cutlery.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at July 18, 2015 12:07 AM (m9V0o)

320 I ate raw hamburger as a kid..heh

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 18, 2015 12:07 AM (dULJN)

321 Jesus
Ben Franklin
~35 y/o A. Einstein

all at the same dinner with wine flowing.


and would go out later to seriously party with Ben

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 17, 2015 11:06 PM (hcXrg)


Winston Churchill, John Buchan (look him up), Buzz Aldrin.

Posted by: The Hashishim at July 18, 2015 12:08 AM (fNpC1)

322 Gratz GGE!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at July 18, 2015 12:08 AM (m9V0o)

323 Here's what I was looking for: Susan B Anthony, grand niece of the other one. She became a drunk, a druggie, a slut, and a nun.

https://goo.gl/kLSxQI

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 18, 2015 12:09 AM (iQIUe)

324 When people say "name three people, dead or alive, you'd like to sit and have a beer with," I usually top the list with Bill Murray.
Posted by: Chi at July 17, 2015 10:56 PM (vdTWa)
I would definitely have Jeane Kirkpatrick on my list.
Posted by: Comrade Moron April at July 17, 2015 11:15 PM

Well I'd have to have Jesus Christ, that would be interesting!

This is tough, but Dutch Reagan, he grew up here and went to HS w/ my Grandad.

Third, my ancestor Jan Jansen van Haarlem. He was a Dutch privateer who ended up working for the Sultan of Morocco in the early 1600s. Was he an evil pirate, in recent years the Dutch have hailed him as a hero?

Here's a link- http://preview.tinyurl.com/ok32v7a .

His son emigrated and was an early settler in New Amsterdam. He and his wife were contentious and kicked out to Long Island. She has been referred to as the first prostitute in the New World. I'd like to think that's false, as some do.

If this interests anyone, and there are thousands of descendants here today, shoot me an email in my nic.

Descendants include the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Warren G. Harding and Jackie K. Yeah I know, that does sound like a bunch of reprobates.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:09 AM (o/90i)

325 Hope things are going well!


Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:05 AM (TEpA2)

Yep! Just waiting on The Call for training. In the meantime, Mrs. Mainah and I brought a little Moron into the world in December. Didn't make it to NoVaMoMee because he had a sudden crazy case of hives.

Posted by: Mainah at July 18, 2015 12:11 AM (nHT9Z)

326 Remember orang Julius?

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (dULJN)




And Hotdog on a Stick. And Potato Shack.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:11 AM (nL0sw)

327 Well, since we like the doom I am happy that Ryk Browns Netcast 1 dropped on Amazon today.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011WEIM70

Of course you should read Netcast 0 first to get a true feel for the rolling doom that this series is. This is in the same universe as his Frontiers Sagas that takes place after so we know one thing. Almost everyone dies in the end in this series.

Posted by: Garbone at July 18, 2015 12:11 AM (9dH/8)

328 But thanks for the thought.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 12:05 AM (df5yj)



Happy to apply pressure help out!

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:12 AM (nL0sw)

329
GGE, congrats!

Ventura jackhole, a few years back I was gobsmacked to walk into a mall in Dubai, and the first business I saw was an Orange Julius. Difficult to explain to the then gf/now wife the surprise and significance of that.

JB1000 - imagine an America in which there were public figures willing to (justifiably) flog that jaw-droppingly despicable and arrogant crap from Gutierrez, ridicule him and the mentality he represents, denounce him for standing with criminal killers and racists. Yeah, I know.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:14 AM (QDnY+)

330 Hashishim [hahaha]: Winston Churchill, John Buchan (look him up), Buzz Aldrin.

rebel flounder: Ronnie Raygun, Churchill, Chuck Yeager

With some of these folks (John Buchan? Didn't look him up... yet), I would like to have a long, beer-fueled conversation.

With the likes of Aldrin or Yeager, I would like to just sit and listen.

Posted by: mindful webworker who does not know how to shut up timely at July 18, 2015 12:14 AM (ACs58)

331 Also on my "Three People" list - Hitler.
Because I've spent that last few years of my life building up an immunity to iocane powder.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 12:15 AM (v2eXm)

332 The sound of shoving an 8-track into the player.

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


The "roasted dust" smell of a vacuum-tube radio or stereo warming up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:15 AM (fNpC1)

333 New puppy dog, 9 month old springer. Owner was in a bad motorcycle accident. My old dog hates him. The new dog bites at the water coming out of the hose. He is so goofy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 18, 2015 12:16 AM (Lqy/e)

334 Three people with whom I'd share a beverage:



George Washington
King Solomon
Margaret Thatcher

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:16 AM (TEpA2)

335 Teddy Roosevelt, Ben Franklin, Jan Sobieski

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 18, 2015 12:17 AM (dULJN)

336 Yep! Just waiting on The Call for training. In the
meantime, Mrs. Mainah and I brought a little Moron into the world in
December. Didn't make it to NoVaMoMee because he had a sudden crazy case
of hives.


Posted by: Mainah at July 18, 2015 12:11 AM (nHT9Z)


Congrats!!! Your Moron-in-Training is right around the same age as Nearsider's.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:17 AM (TEpA2)

337 GGE and she! Of course she said yes cause she's smaat! Thanks for the happy news.
Ace at the meetup made up her mind, amIright? The Ewok Cupid?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 12:17 AM (GzDYP)

338 309 Gutierrez: Steinle death 'a little thing'

So if an illegal immigrant gets liquored up and runs over Gutierrez' wife or mother or daughter then that would officially be 'a little thing'?

Say it's a little thing is someone important to you dies, you little prick!
Posted by: JB1000 at July 18, 2015 12:04 AM (WLJbV)


IIRC, there is a Congresswoman's husband that was killed by a drunk illegal, and she is one of the biggest advocates for illegals.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2015 12:18 AM (Z7G74)

339 Drive-by comment...

http://tinyurl.com/qg3ahj6

she said yes.

Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM (UQGss)


Congrats, GGE!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:18 AM (fNpC1)

340 GGE: she said yes.


Forty-some years ago, my (now) wife's first response was, "Don't ask such hard questions." After what seemed like an eternity, she finally said, "Do you really think I could say "no" to you?"


Technically, she never did say "yes", but she did eventually say, "I do". And, that's good enough for me.


Posted by: bergerbilder at July 18, 2015 12:18 AM (+jijM)

341 Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:09 AM (o/90i)


I think I'd be a weird one and go with Charlemagne. He pretty much kick-started mankind's rise out of the dark ages and got the gear of civilization turning again. There's things I could learn from him, I'm sure.

George Washington is also on my short list, but a lot of his thoughts are very well preserved in the written record.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:19 AM (HalrA)

342 Did you get one rhomboid ? I also miss Bobs big Boy and A&W

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 18, 2015 12:20 AM (dULJN)

343 My current answer is going to sound pretentious, but: the Venerable Bede, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Bonaventure. Give me an extra chair, and I'll add Aquinas. It's a tough choice, though... could also go with Lewis, Tolkien, and Chesterton, or with Reagan, Thatcher, and JPII, or....

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 18, 2015 12:21 AM (iuQS7)

344 Late to the party, but the talk about sounds at the beginning of the thread made me remember logging on to my first ISP back inn the 80's, and learning the difference in the sound if I was connecting to one of their older (slower) modems, so I could click cancel and try again.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 18, 2015 12:22 AM (Wo9OY)

345 I believe that there is still a certain dictator that will throw you to the dogs (not an euphemism) or execute you by missile if you don't clap long enough.

Congrats GGE! Which kilt will you be wearing at the wedding?

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at July 18, 2015 12:22 AM (xVgrA)

346 Technically, she never did say "yes", but she did eventually say, "I do". And, that's good enough for me.







Posted by: bergerbilder at July 18, 2015 12:18 AM (+jijM)


That's very sweet.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:23 AM (TEpA2)

347
Jackhole, Ithink I did (get an Orange Julius at the Dubai mall).

A ampersand W. Last one of those that I saw was also overseas. Japan? Middle East? Can't remember.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:23 AM (QDnY+)

348 Yay, GGE!! Woo-hoo!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 18, 2015 12:23 AM (rHXGG)

349 George Washington is also on my short list, but a lot of his thoughts are very well preserved in the written record.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:19 AM (HalrA)


Hmmm.... OK... changing my list...

I want George Washington... Ben Franklin.... and......

Barrack Obama....


Because my guess is Obama would not leave that meeting in one piece... and me and Ben could watch the fight and drink....

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 18, 2015 12:23 AM (qh617)

350 Watched baseball with Dad tonight. Cherished every drunken moment, even though The Tribe lost.
Dad had two beers, I had ten.
I almost feel like that black-lab in the ice-pool after Dad left.
...except I'm Not That Cool.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 17, 2015 11:29 PM

Cool, just had Dad here earlier this week for a couple of days. Enjoy them while they are here.

Is your Dad nearby? Mine is about 4 hours away so it only happens so often.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:23 AM (o/90i)

351 My three to hoist a few with?

Reagan, Thatcher and John Paul II.

Just to see the smiles on their faces when they talked about bringing down the Iron Curtain would be worth it.

Plus, they would have all kinds of advice about dealing with the USA now.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2015 12:24 AM (Z7G74)

352 Everybody -- let's crash the wedding!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:24 AM (jR7Wy)

353 With the likes of Aldrin or Yeager, I would like to just sit and listen.
Posted by: mindful webworker
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Yeah. That's a problem. Most of the famous people that I would like to sit and talk to with would find me dull as dish water.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 12:24 AM (9mTYi)

354 Everybody -- let's crash the wedding!

Cut, jib, newsletter.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 18, 2015 12:24 AM (rHXGG)

355 That wouldn't be so bad, except they tended to fade the music out before the clack and back in again afterward, smack in the middle of the song.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (o78gS)


Yeah, that was annoying. Several friends had 8-track home recorders, and they simply dubbed albums onto 8-tracks, and when the track changed, it changed, ka-chunk! But only a half-second or so of music was lost. Not nearly so obtrusive as the commercial cartridges were.


But I think that was due to how the commercial tapes were duped. They'd record the entire width of the tape at once, all tracks, from a bulk roll of 1/4" tape, and then cut off sections and splice them into the loops to load into cartridges. So they needed some wiggle room in the splice area.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:25 AM (fNpC1)

356 Remember the sound of the Level Knievel wind up motorcycle, what a cool toy, also the sound of a Big Wheel

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 18, 2015 12:25 AM (dULJN)

357 "Technically, she never did say "yes", but she did eventually say, "I do". And, that's good enough for me."

Did you untie her then?

I keed. congrats.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 18, 2015 12:25 AM (Wo9OY)

358 A ampersand W. Last one of those that I saw was also overseas. Japan? Middle East? Can't remember.



Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:23 AM (QDnY+)


Canada!!!!! I had a burger and onion rings a couple weeks back. Love, love, love the onion rings.

They are also in the US. Looking online, apparently they are in Maryland and Virginia...

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:26 AM (TEpA2)

359 Isn't there a little gizmo you can blow into to call them over?

You know, like ducks.
Posted by: eman at July 17, 2015 10:44 PM (MQEz6)

***


I think there a TV show about that.


Dyke Dynasty.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 18, 2015 12:26 AM (NeFrd)

360 Cute Asian diver
http://preview.tinyurl.com/kvv434p

A tad random I know

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2015 12:26 AM (YGnSA)

361 It's all about the unique sound of putting a bamboo needle on a 78rpm record. 33.33333? Pfft! 45? Hardly!

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at July 18, 2015 12:00 AM (Q819Q)


Bamboo needles? Well ain't you hoity-toity? All we had were cactus thorns, and we thought we were lucky to have those.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:27 AM (fNpC1)

362 Am I the only person who believes that if Twitter went down for a month that society would benefit immensely?

Posted by: kbdabear at July 18, 2015 12:27 AM (GrXXa)

363 347
Jackhole, Ithink I did (get an Orange Julius at the Dubai mall).

A ampersand W. Last one of those that I saw was also overseas. Japan? Middle East? Can't remember.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:23 AM (QDnY+)


Aren't they owned by DQ now?

Yep:

http://tinyurl.com/onpq93j

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2015 12:27 AM (Z7G74)

364 Everybody -- let's crash the wedding!

Cut, jib, newsletter.


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 18, 2015 12:24 AM (rHXGG)


Let's organize the wedding!

We already have a minister: FelenonSpoke.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:27 AM (TEpA2)

365 I kinda miss the truckers on their CB's being picked up by our computer in the 80's and scaring me half to death. "Breaker, breaker, rada, raoda, rraoda, 10 4.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (GzDYP)

366 I've got 38-inch floppies.
Posted by: Hillary!!! at July 17, 2015 11:30 PM

EWWWWW!

Down to your waist?

Right now I'm in Scott Walker's camp. His are high and tight unlike Christie's.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (o/90i)

367 George Washington is also on my short list, but a lot of his thoughts are very well preserved in the written record.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel
------------------------------
And therein lies the rub.
Who wouldn't want to meet Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, etc.? But we know so much already.

I can never narrow it down to three. It always depends on who(whom?) I've been reading lately, what my current interests are, etc.
Of course Dutch is high on the list, The Duke, Harriet Tubman, where would you draw the line? I just watched "42" recently, and am now fascinated by Jackie Robinson's story - I'd love to buy him a beer or three.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (sCQ6C)

368 Good evening morons!

Really do think there needs to be a special place in hell for PP. My Colorado morons know this about me. I had an abortion when I lived on the dark side. It still haunts me till this day and I continually ask God for his forgiveness.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (CyXSj)

369 Three words that should strike dread and fear into the heart of anyone, even the most stalwart - Moron Organised Wedding.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (ScdsY)

370 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2015 12:26 AM (YGnSA)

What were we talking about again?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:29 AM (HalrA)

371 Everybody -- let's crash the wedding!
-------
Will there be an open bar?

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at July 18, 2015 12:29 AM (xVgrA)

372 CERN Announces Discovery of Long-Predicted, Never-Spotted Category of Particle Called a "Pentaquark," Made Up of Five Quarks, Or, More Accurately, Four Quarks and an Anti-Quark (Anti-Matter Quark)

I'm still waiting for them to accidentally create a mini black hole that gets loose and settles to the Earth's core, then begins to grow.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 12:29 AM (sdi6R)

373 Vendette, thanks for the A and W intel. Sadly (well, in a sense) I am no longer in your area, so the VA/MD footprint does nothing for me. I remember the floats we made with the root beer we picked up, by the gallon, at the closest A and W when I was a kid.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

374 Three words that should strike dread and fear into the heart of anyone, even the most stalwart - Moron Organised Wedding.


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (ScdsY)


It would be memorable.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:30 AM (TEpA2)

375 Hmmmm, three people I'd like to have a drink with...


1) My ancestor that fought with Robert the Bruce and married one of his nieces.


2) Thomas Jefferson


3) My Ggggrandfather, who enlisted in the 5th Alabama in 1861 and made it all the way to Spottsylvania Courthouse, where he caught a minnie in leg in The Muleshoe which put him out of the war and crippled him for life. He died in 1903.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:30 AM (nL0sw)

376 Okay. Nostalgia tech. Not that I haven't told this b4.

When I was old enough to pick up the receiver on our buttonless, dial-less deskset telephone, an Operator answered, "Number, plea-ase."

I would tell them my buddy Tom's number, "Two Four Six (please)." (Talk about easy to remember! I have no idea what our number was, though.) And that grown-up adult woman would connect me to Tommy's house.

Voice activated!

Later, we got "dial" phones and it was a backward step, but I mastered it. Tom's number ended up being xxx-x246, which I can recite to this day.

Someday, telephoning will be easy again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what goes around at July 18, 2015 12:30 AM (ACs58)

377 What were we talking about again?


Posted by: Cato
****

I know, right?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2015 12:31 AM (YGnSA)

378 Get off my lawn...

Posted by: 16 RPM Records at July 18, 2015 12:02 AM (9mTYi)


I had a whole stack of them once. 16 2/3 RPM, actually. They were for a Muzak-type machine for piping elevator music into, well, elevators. Deliberately low-fidelity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:31 AM (fNpC1)

379 Let's organize the wedding!

We already have a minister: FelenonSpoke.
Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:27 AM (TEpA2)
---
We'll have pipers, of course, and Berserker Dragonheads can bring the band. I've always wanted to hear a metal version of the Wedding March.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:31 AM (jR7Wy)

380 Really do think there needs to be a special place in
hell for PP. My Colorado morons know this about me. I had an abortion
when I lived on the dark side. It still haunts me till this day and I
continually ask God for his forgiveness.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (CyXSj)


{{{WDS}}}

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:32 AM (TEpA2)

381 Evening all.

Anybody else having problems loading the site tonight?

On both desktop and laptop at different times today I've had to reload multiple times, so maybe it's not me?

Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 12:32 AM (heN73)

382
kdabear - uh, whut?

Aren't your Compliance Pics from Twitter?

World a better place?

Rest my case.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

383 Let's organize the wedding!

I've got a garage full of tulle for the birdseed.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 18, 2015 12:32 AM (rHXGG)

384 It still haunts me till this day and I continually ask God for his forgiveness.
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (CyXSj)


You need only ask God once, sweet lady. He forgave you long ago, and wishes you would do the same, I reckon.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:32 AM (DI417)

385 Governors are ordering State military personnel to be armed.

This may be the start of something interesting.

Perhaps the Feds will try to intervene.

Posted by: eman at July 18, 2015 12:32 AM (MQEz6)

386 Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:29 AM (QDnY+)



Look online to see if they're in your area. I may take a road trip one of these days for the fun of it...

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:33 AM (TEpA2)

387 Thanks Vendette

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:33 AM (CyXSj)

388 Am I the only person who believes that if Twitter went down for a month that society would benefit immensely?
Posted by: kbdabear at July 18, 2015 12:27 AM (GrXXa)

***

After all of the of the Twitter links you post here? Really?

The answer is yes, I am just surprised you posted this.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 18, 2015 12:33 AM (cygkw)

389 Service records of the Marines killed at Chattanooga:


Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells

Reservist on active duty operational support.
Entered service: February 2014.
From: Cobb, Georgia.
Occupation: Field artillery cannoneer.
-----------------------------------------------
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan

Active duty.
From: Hampden, Massachusetts.
Entered service: September 1997.
Occuption: Field artillery cannoneer.
Deployments: Iraq (September 2007 to April 2008, September 2004 to April 2005).
Among his decorations was the Purple Heart.
-----------------------------------------------
Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt
Active duty.
From: Burke, North Carolina.
Entered service: September 2004.
Occupation: Field artillery operations man.
Deployments: Afghanistan (October 2010 to May 2011), Iraq (October 2007 to January 200.
-----------------------------------------------
Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist
Active duty.
From: Polk, Wisconsin.
Entered service: January 2009.
Occupation: Automotive maintenance technician.
Deployments: Afghanistan (September 2013 to May 2014).

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 12:33 AM (9mTYi)

390 Beautiful female runners
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pt6u57r

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2015 12:33 AM (YGnSA)

391 {{{westminsterdogshow}}}

Posted by: lindafell de Spair at July 18, 2015 12:33 AM (xVgrA)

392 Misha died of a brain hemorrhage, suddenly, back in the 90s. Talk about a treasure being lost. I regret to this day not writing down his anecdotes and jokes - pure gold, as only a theatrical Russian Jew could tell them.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:03 AM (QDnY+)


Thanks for sharing that story, rhomboid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:33 AM (fNpC1)

393 1) My ancestor that fought with Robert the Bruce and married one of his nieces.
Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:30 AM (nL0sw)

Distant relation high five! I'm descended from the Bruces.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:34 AM (HalrA)

394 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:31 AM (jR7Wy)

Amen!

Do you have a celebration lined up for tomorrow? (For your birthday, not GGE!)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:34 AM (DI417)

395 Nika Barundic sprinter

http://preview.tinyurl.com/owmwd7v

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2015 12:35 AM (YGnSA)

396 "When I was old enough to pick up the receiver on our buttonless,
dial-less deskset telephone, an Operator answered, "Number, plea-ase.""

One of my my grandmothers was head telephone operator in our county when phone service first started back in the 1910's. She had lot's of funny stories she'd tell.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 18, 2015 12:35 AM (Wo9OY)

397 *hhmmss*

Oh yeah Larry Niven wrote a Hugo winning short story named The Hole Man about a human expedition to Mars, an alien base, and a micro-blackhole.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:35 AM (ScdsY)

398 And off to work. Working the weekend this week to be nice to one of the coworkers that wanted off. On the upside, 3 day workweek after tomorrow's shift. Woo!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:36 AM (HalrA)

399 Distant relation high five! I'm descended from the Bruces.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:34 AM (HalrA)




Wassup cuz!

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:36 AM (nL0sw)

400 Oh Tammy I know..........sometimes it still doesn't help.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:36 AM (CyXSj)

401 WDS, Corrie ten Boom used to remind people that Scripture says that when we ask God to forgive our sins, He throws them into the deepest part of the sea--"and then," she'd add, "He puts up a sign that says, 'No Fishing.'"

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 18, 2015 12:36 AM (iuQS7)

402 she said yes.
Posted by: GGE of the Night Shift Horde, NC Chapter at July 17, 2015 11:55 PM

Awesome GGE. Congrats.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:36 AM (o/90i)

403 Do you have a celebration lined up for tomorrow? (For your birthday, not GGE!)
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:34 AM (DI417)
---
Nothing planned, but tomorrow night I will start at the top of Main Street in my twee little historic towne and hit all the bars and pubs on the way down. It's within walking distance of my apartment, so I won't be a danger to myself and others.*

*lies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:37 AM (jR7Wy)

404 Sees Anna Puma.

Clint Eastwood squint.
I'm watching you.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (YGnSA)

405 My fortieth anniversary present to my wife:


http://tinyurl.com/osl86mk

http://tinyurl.com/pwbmv8x

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (+jijM)

406 Larry Niven wrote a Hugo winning short story named The Hole Man

Sam and Dave sang that one.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (W5DcG)

407 Anna Puma: Three words that should strike dread and fear into the heart of anyone, even the most stalwart - Moron Organised Wedding.

And with the hearty LOL that gave me, I bid the crew adoo. Been fun to hang a while on the ONT. Rarely get to of late.

Good Night, Gracies. After you say your prayers, be sure to add thank-yous.

Posted by: mindful webworker - and praise at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (ACs58)

408 *starts typing an email to Bannion*

Sean boyo,

We may need to set up a GoFundMe to raise bail money for All Hail Eris.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (ScdsY)

409 299 It's all about the unique sound of putting a bamboo needle on a 78rpm record. 33.33333? Pfft! 45? Hardly!
Posted by: Snoodling
-----

Get off my lawn...
Posted by: 16 RPM Records at July 18, 2015 12:02 AM (9mTYi)


So were there ever any 16 rpm records? I remember having a record player (not a "turntable") when I was a kid that had that setting, but I've never seen a 16 rpm record in my life.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 12:40 AM (sdi6R)

410 Dyke Dynasty.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 18, 2015 12:26 AM (NeFrd)


Golf clap!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:40 AM (fNpC1)

411 Posted by: bergerbilder at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (+jijM)



I gotta admit, that's pretty damn cool!

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:41 AM (nL0sw)

412 Oh, I'll behave with all the dignity I can muster, Anna.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:41 AM (jR7Wy)

413 Country Singer, you're right. Spotsyltuckian here. We could all use beer time with our grandparents. Especially the ones we never got to meet or lost when we were too young to listen to their tales.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 12:41 AM (GzDYP)

414 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:36 AM (CyXSj)

I wish I could say something that would put you at peace... don't torture yourself, honey.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:41 AM (DI417)

415 You know that high keening sound of the tube-driven black and white TV?

Yeah, I will never be without it. Tinnitus.

(wear hearing protection while shooting, young hordeling)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 12:41 AM (3pRHP)

416 ((WDS))

A hard burden to bear but He forgives if you are truly repentant which you are.

(Not very religious, just my belief.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (XAFOu)

417 So were there ever any 16 rpm records?
------------------

Sure..., Alberta had 'em.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (9mTYi)

418 We may need to set up a GoFundMe to raise bail money for All Hail Eris.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (ScdsY)




Speaking of funds, does anyone know if Baldilocks got the money she needed today? There was a post earlier that she was now homeless and about to lose everything she had in storage if she couldn't raise the money to pay the storage facility.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (nL0sw)

419 Nyah Tillikum-chan?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (ScdsY)

420 WDS, Corrie ten Boom used to remind people that
Scripture says that when we ask God to forgive our sins, He throws them
into the deepest part of the sea--"and then," she'd add, "He puts up a
sign that says, 'No Fishing.'"

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 18, 2015 12:36 AM (iuQS7)


^^^This^^^

(For those of you who don't recognize the name, her family sheltered Jews during WWII but were caught and sent to a concentration camp. She survived.)

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (TEpA2)

421 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:37 AM (jR7Wy)

That's my girl!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:43 AM (DI417)

422 Posted by: bergerbilder at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (+jijM)
----
Awwwwwwww!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:43 AM (jR7Wy)

423 Eris,

What the hell are you still doing up/not comatose???

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 18, 2015 12:43 AM (XAFOu)

424 Distant relation high five! I'm descended from the Bruces.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:34 AM (HalrA)


Direct descendant of Robert the Bruce here.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 18, 2015 12:43 AM (iuQS7)

425 Three people. Hmmm. Einstein, Churchill, Isoroku Yamamoto. He really was against war with the US. He'd seen America and knew what kind of industrial capacity we had. Told the Emperor that he could run wild in the Pacific for six months, after that the war would be lost.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 18, 2015 12:43 AM (9iR5/)

426 Speaking of funds, does anyone know if Baldilocks
got the money she needed today? There was a post earlier that she was
now homeless and about to lose everything she had in storage if she
couldn't raise the money to pay the storage facility.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (nL0sw)


Which thread?

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 12:44 AM (TEpA2)

427 Seamus......gonna make it to a Colorado morondevous sometime?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:44 AM (CyXSj)

428 Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 12:41 AM (GzDYP)



One of my bucket list items is, when I have the time and money, to take a road trip and follow the tracks of his regiment. That man did a lot of walking, basically to Pennsylvania and back.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:44 AM (nL0sw)

429 418 We may need to set up a GoFundMe to raise bail money for All Hail Eris.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (ScdsY)



Speaking of funds, does anyone know if Baldilocks got the money she needed today? There was a post earlier that she was now homeless and about to lose everything she had in storage if she couldn't raise the money to pay the storage facility.
Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (nL0sw)

What the heck?

Posted by: eman at July 18, 2015 12:44 AM (MQEz6)

430 Vendette, I'll have to check.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:45 AM (nL0sw)

431 WMDS -- I can only call upon the almighty to grant you surcease from sorrow, and comfort you. I wish I could do more.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

432 Rickl, a friend of mine has some Russian 16 RPM records, prayers and speeches by Czar Nikolas to the troops at the beginning of WWI.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 12:45 AM (3pRHP)

433 An analog life style is still possible, at least to a point. Write my drafts on a 1939 Royal typewriter which works perfectly. Copies can be made with carbon paper. Editing with a fountain pen. Basic math on a slide rule. My main ham radio rig is analog. Acoustic guitar and other instruments. Classic board and card games. Favorite rifle is a flintlock. This electricity fad may run its course soon. Learning to sketch with a dip pen. (It would help if I had some artistic talent.)

What I should get is a 1974 VW Super Beetle, which can be repaired with a shoelace and duct tape and has vent windows.

Mrs. JTB set my cell to sound like a real phone because I react to it better.

I really miss the cool feel and aroma of mimeograph handouts. I don't miss trying to line up the holes on tractor fed printer paper or typing punch cards when I always got a typo on the damn 79th column.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2015 12:45 AM (FvdPb)

434 Three words that should strike dread and fear into the heart of anyone, even the most stalwart - Moron Organised Wedding.

I would sign up for this.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 18, 2015 12:46 AM (rHXGG)

435 Country Singer,
Yeah I check her blog via the link. Goal was reached, but I'm sure more will be needed soon enough.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 12:46 AM (S5bPD)

436 I had a small varnished wooden box given to me by some elderlly relations. It contained a windup handle, a trumpet horn, a swing arm, some needles, and a place to put cylinders. There were 3 of these wax covered cylinders provided. It worked, but the recordings were scratchy, though.

Posted by: His Masters Voice at July 18, 2015 12:46 AM (0JuKy)

437 Baldilocks needs money? How can we help?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:47 AM (CyXSj)

438 She made it. (Baldi, I mean)

What I don't know is how we're gonna keep her going. Any Morons in NM know anyone who can help with housing?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:47 AM (DI417)

439 http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:48 AM (DI417)

440 Speaking of funds, does anyone know if Baldilocks got the money she needed today?

Her blog says she reached her goal.
http://is.gd/buTOH4

Now I'm worried about her.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 18, 2015 12:48 AM (rHXGG)

441 I got married by a guy dressed like a Viking. It's working out well so far.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 18, 2015 12:48 AM (Lqy/e)

442 So were there ever any 16 rpm records? I remember having a record player (not a "turntable") when I was a kid that had that setting, but I've never seen a 16 rpm record in my life.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 12:40 AM (sdi6R)


Indeed there were. I don't believe that much popular music was put out on them, but they were definitely used for background music sources, and possibly for "talking books" and language lessons, and other applications where sound quality was not paramount.


I did have a stack of the records from a background music machine, and they were annoying to listen to. The sort of thing that gave rise to the term "elevator music".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:48 AM (fNpC1)

443 Well..., this is interesting, 16 RPM records, in 7" format:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/nf2ko2b

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 12:49 AM (9mTYi)

444 418 We may need to set up a GoFundMe to raise bail money for All Hail Eris.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:39 AM (ScdsY)



Speaking of funds, does anyone know if Baldilocks got the money she needed today? There was a post earlier that she was now homeless and about to lose everything she had in storage if she couldn't raise the money to pay the storage facility.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:42 AM (nL0sw)



Yikes!!!



The good news is that she hit her goal for this month -- the bad news is a slightly longer list.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 12:49 AM (EzgxV)

445 And we haven't heard from Deety in a long time, either.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:49 AM (DI417)

446 What the hell are you still doing up/not comatose???
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 18, 2015 12:43 AM (XAFOu)
---
I'm nodding off.

Okay my precious poppets, time for me to fluff the pillows and hit the sack.

Today was fun. I even got yelled at a few threads back!

Good night all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:49 AM (jR7Wy)

447 Here's the link I was at for baldilocks earlier today:

http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/?m=1

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 12:49 AM (iTezU)

448 What happened with Baldis home? Is it in the links?

*she had the GoFundMe for her book, right?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 18, 2015 12:50 AM (XAFOu)

449

Via Drudge (Main Story):

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gawker-conde-nast-cfo-escort-809519

Gawker Pulls Condé Nast CFO-Escort Story: "It Is a Decision I Regret"

Posted by: A at July 18, 2015 12:51 AM (FlRtG)

450 *goes back to rewriting Princess Who Caused Fear*

Sluggor is out of this version. Adding Combat Meido Alice plus at least one other new story. Also expanding one story. Not sure what else will change.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:51 AM (ScdsY)

451 Thanks Cthu!

For a long time I was a "liberal". And then 911 happened and I took an 180 degree turn. Unfortunately I made some wrong decisions during that time.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (CyXSj)

452 'Night Eris.

*when will the COPS episode air?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (XAFOu)

453 438 She made it. (Baldi, I mean)

What I don't know is how we're gonna keep her going. Any Morons in NM know anyone who can help with housing?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:47 AM (DI417)



Where the hell is she? NM?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

454
Looks like Ace's post was effective.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (FlRtG)

455 What's everybody drinking?

I'm working on a blue martini glass containing whipped cream flavored vodka.

Go ahead, H8 on it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 17, 2015 10:19 PM (jR7Wy)

I'm at work dammit, so nothing.

Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (heN73)

456 I can't find the it in today's earlier comments, but someone in the Horde had noticed a tweet Baldilocks had sent out and put out the word. I was just about to link to her blog, but I see y'all beat me to it!

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:53 AM (nL0sw)

457 Sweet absinthe fueled dreams there All Hail Eris.

https://youtu.be/SvSvTg8d0QE

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 12:53 AM (ScdsY)

458 For those of you who like that sort of thing, July 25th - 26th and August 1 - 2nd at Brooks Oregon there is the Annual Steam Up.

Everyone brings their steam powered tractors, motors, early gas engines and they fire up the boilers on the steam powered sawmill (which has a feeder line to operate the ice-cream freezer) and they put belts to connect the grist mill...

And lots of fun is to be had. (Brooks is a couple of miles north of Salem on I-5)

http://antiquepowerland.com/html/steam-up.html


When I was a kid it was literally in a field. The parking was in one field, separated from the other field by a rope.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 12:53 AM (3pRHP)

459 {{{WDS}}} You're not the same person now that you were back then. It was a long hard road but you got there and I think that is all God wants for us.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:55 AM (jR7Wy)

460
Appropos of nothing, thus appropos in such a thread, just want to commend "Dang" for his comment in that epic earlier thread for ace's post about being honest in discussions.

After things had become pretty convoluted, and ace had used the term "shame circle" in a comment, Dang commented "what the ever loving fuck is going on here?"

Just hilarious, like many comments hereabouts.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 12:56 AM (QDnY+)

461
heheheh eh heh... you said "long'... heheh... and "hard"... heheheh

Posted by: beavis at July 18, 2015 12:57 AM (d8udV)

462 Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:09 AM (o/90i)


I think I'd be a weird one and go with Charlemagne. He pretty much kick-started mankind's rise out of the dark ages and got the gear of civilization turning again. There's things I could learn from him, I'm sure.
George Washington is also on my short list, but a lot of his thoughts are very well preserved in the written record.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 12:19 AM

I'd thought of Charlemagne too, and GW. Why limit it to 3? Have them and my picks, throw in Adolf Hitler, Napolean and Genghis Khan and it could be an interesting dinner party.

I'd just request we have Cazadores Tequila.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:57 AM (o/90i)

463 I followed the link provided, but why is baldilocks homeless? I didn't see an explanation.

I donated several months ago, but I haven't kept up.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 12:57 AM (sdi6R)

464 *when will the COPS episode air?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (XAFOu)
---
Bad 'ettes bad 'ettes
Whatchoo gonna do?
Whatchoo gonna do
When they come for you?

It'll be mosaiced out, but you'll be able to tell it's me by the Horde gang sign and that I'm pantsless.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Freak Flag Flyin' at July 18, 2015 12:58 AM (jR7Wy)

465 And lots of fun is to be had. (Brooks is a couple of miles north of Salem on I-5)

http://antiquepowerland.com/html/steam-up.html


When I was a kid it was literally in a field. The parking was in one field, separated from the other field by a rope.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 12:53 AM (3pRHP)


That sounds like fun. I have gone to the Antique Power show at Pioneer Acres in Irricana, Alberta, several times.


http://www.pioneeracres.ab.ca/events/annualshow.aspx

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 12:58 AM (fNpC1)

466 Fuck this piece of shit iPad. Fuck it fuck it fuck it! About to be thrown off the deck.

Trying to cut and past WMDS comment about mistakes.

We all made wrong decisions. Still do. That is why there is always tomorrow. New day. The past days are behind you.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 18, 2015 12:59 AM (XAFOu)

467 Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 12:57 AM (sdi6R)



I don't know what the circumstances are. I know I haven't seen here in here in quite awhile, though.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:59 AM (nL0sw)

468 Westminsterdogshow .... please google "Project Rachel" to see if this ministry is present in your area. They have helped many many women and might help you to find peace.

Posted by: OCD Con at July 18, 2015 12:59 AM (7h/1w)

469 Everyone brings their steam powered tractors, motors, early gas engines

There's something like that near where I grew up.
http://www.miapa.org/25th.htm

With an emphasis on the agricultural, of course.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at July 18, 2015 01:00 AM (rHXGG)

470 Love those big hit and miss engines.
*pock!*
*chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff*
*pock!*
*chuff, chuff........

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 01:01 AM (9mTYi)

471 Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 18, 2015 12:43 AM (iuQS7)

Also distant relation high five! Not sure how direct mine is. The family member that was really into geneology has been hard to get into contact with in recent years, and I've never had the spare time and/or money to have it researched myself. At least the money part's starting to change.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 01:02 AM (J+mig)

472 451 Thanks Cthu!

For a long time I was a "liberal". And then 911 happened and I took an 180 degree turn. Unfortunately I made some wrong decisions during that time.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (CyXSj)




But, then again -- you were a different person. Just as Heraclitus held "no man ever steps in the same river twice", it is also true that no memory is recalled by the person who was there. We live in constant flux and change, and can only drive ourselves to be better tomorrow than today, for yesterday is gone -- hoping always that we can discern what is "better".

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

473 441
I got married by a guy dressed like a Viking. It's working out well so far.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 18, 2015 12:48 AM (Lqy/e)

It's better to be married by a guy dressed like a viking than to a man who's dressed like a viking. Unless you're a girl, into that, or actually a viking.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 01:03 AM (J+mig)

474 Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 12:44 AM (nL0sw)

If he didn't cross what is now my back yard, he was close! Lots of recreaters and historians here and networks of peeps that share knowledge to help tracking. You won't find flags flying, but a serious study of the people and what they were going thru.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:03 AM (GzDYP)

475 358 A ampersand W ... They are also in the US. Looking online, apparently they are in Maryland and Virginia...

I'm aware of a few in Utah, as well as one Hires.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2015 01:03 AM (o78gS)

476 So, cooth -
Were the pillows fluffed up to the standards of BH?

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 01:04 AM (HNj0s)

477 458 For those of you who like that sort of thing, July 25th - 26th and August 1 - 2nd at Brooks Oregon there is the Annual Steam Up.

Everyone brings their steam powered tractors, motors, early gas engines and they fire up the boilers on the steam powered sawmill (which has a feeder line to operate the ice-cream freezer) and they put belts to connect the grist mill...

And lots of fun is to be had. (Brooks is a couple of miles north of Salem on I-5)

http://antiquepowerland.com/html/steam-up.html


When I was a kid it was literally in a field. The parking was in one field, separated from the other field by a rope.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 12:53 AM (3pRHP)




I actually went there last August mid-month, and EVERYBODY was saying, "you should have been here at the steam-up!" It was actually pretty interesting anyway.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:04 AM (EzgxV)

478 AOP, I love that the food service section is placed next to the picture of the skinned and hanging steer.

There is also the Dufur Threshing Bee August 8 9

http://www.dufurthreshingbee.org/bevent.html

Everything they can put a horse in front of they operate.

(To go to Dufur: Go to the Dalles, Oregon. Turn South. If you get to Wamic, you've gone too far)


Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 01:05 AM (3pRHP)

479 For a long time I was a "liberal". And then 911
happened and I took an 180 degree turn. Unfortunately I made some wrong
decisions during that time.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (CyXSj)


We have all made wrong decisions for which we flog ourselves (trust me, I know). Unfortunately, we flog ourselves because we think we know better than God, who has forgiven us already.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:05 AM (TEpA2)

480 476 So, cooth -
Were the pillows fluffed up to the standards of BH?

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 01:04 AM (HNj0s)




The pillows were ok....the excess stuff in the living room, not so much. But I got extra credit for the three pitchers of iced tea.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:07 AM (EzgxV)

481
Anachronda - wow, Hires has/had retail locations? I well remember they were the major brand of root beer in stores (A and W we'd go get at the restaurant itself) back in the late 60s.

Seamus - just a request for you to continue posting excerpts from your dad's WWII diary in the comments when you feel like it. I *love* that stuff, could read it all day.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2015 01:07 AM (QDnY+)

482 (To go to Dufur: Go to the Dalles, Oregon. Turn South. If you get to Wamic, you've gone too far)


Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 01:05 AM (3pRHP)


I have been to Dufur. And Madras.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 01:08 AM (fNpC1)

483 (To go to Dufur: Go to the Dalles, Oregon. Turn South. If you get to Wamic, you've gone too far)


Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 01:05 AM (3pRHP)



Shouldn't that be "If you get to Wamic, you've gone Du fur."?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

484 westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM

Be well and be healed. God is about forgiveness. You are his child...be at peace.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 01:09 AM (o/90i)

485 NRA is hosting a "blue card" shredding shindig tomorrow morning.

"Blue cards" were part of the county gun licensing scheme that was around for 70+ years and grandfathered in, until this year when the legislature eliminated all grandfathered in local gun restrictions.

Posted by: The Hollowpoint Hat at July 18, 2015 01:11 AM (7YlUk)

486 My amazing, amazing Horde!

All Hail.......thank you for the hug!

OCD......thank you for the websit

And Cthu......thank you for being you

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:11 AM (CyXSj)

487 If he didn't cross what is now my back yard, he was
close! Lots of recreaters and historians here and networks of peeps that
share knowledge to help tracking. You won't find flags flying, but a
serious study of the people and what they were going thru.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:03 AM (GzDYP)


Since you're in Spotsy, no wonder. And I'm sure the Civil War Preservation Trust has you well under care.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:11 AM (TEpA2)

488 I'd thought of Charlemagne too, and GW. Why limit it to 3? Have them and my picks, throw in Adolf Hitler, Napolean and Genghis Khan and it could be an interesting dinner party.

I'd just request we have Cazadores Tequila.


Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 12:57 AM (o/90i)


Ok on Hitler.

But only if we all get to kick him in the ball.

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2015 01:11 AM (zt+N6)

489 Farmer, you still up? Greetings my friend.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 18, 2015 01:12 AM (ucDmr)

490 Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:03 AM (GzDYP)


His unit was, at the time of Spotsylvania, in the ANV Second Corps (Ewell), Rodes' Division, Battle's Brigade. He was in the line that got hit by Wright's Union division in the Bloody Angle on 12 May.

Fortunately, I've got a pretty good account of the unit's history, and even a transcription of his service record. Now I just need to actually go see all the battlefields he was on.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:13 AM (nL0sw)

491 481
Anachronda - wow, Hires has/had retail locations? I well remember
they were the major brand of root beer in stores (A and W we'd go get at
the restaurant itself) back in the late 60s.


Since I'm an Army brat who grew up in Yerp, I can't speak for the size of their retail operation. There is a Hires restaurant in Salt Lake City that I highly recommend; good root beer, good food.

Apparently, mom and dad hung out at an A ampersand W quite a bit when they were dating; when he retired and we moved back to the states (and picked up our big American station wagon with the dent in the tailgate because the shipping container wasn't quite large enough), first thing we did was head to an A ampersand W where dad told the waitstaff how long he had been looking forward to it. Only after that did we drive home to Utah.

The A ampersand Ws in Utah that I'm aware of are in Logan and St. George.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2015 01:14 AM (o78gS)

492 Westminsterdogshow,
I tried to stay quiet because I didn't have anything to add.

But I want to reiterate that He has already forgiven you, a long time ago. Please don't beat yourself up.

And I can't think of one person I know that will admit to it - even ones I know of as fact, including family.
I think the admission itself is incredibly brave of you. And your sorrow is honorable.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 01:15 AM (0R8lP)

493 Night, everyone. Thanks, as always, for the great conversation.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at July 18, 2015 01:16 AM (iuQS7)

494 But only if we all get to kick him in the ball.
Posted by: buzzion
------------------

LOL

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 01:16 AM (9mTYi)

495 Good night, Elisabeth!!!

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:16 AM (TEpA2)

496 I have been to Dufur. And Madras.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 01:08 AM (fNpC1)


I am impressed. I love that area. In the Spring and early summer and late, late fall.

I was always impressed by the Balch Motel in Dufur. First time I stayed there I couldn't find a hotel room in the Dalles. The second time was because when it came down to some place in the Dalles and the Balch I'd rather drive the extra miles.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2015 01:16 AM (3pRHP)

497 Going off shift as they say. Hailing frequencies closed for now as I scribble madly.

So Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan soundtrack.
https://youtu.be/DOFHi7SRMoU

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 01:17 AM (ScdsY)

498 I remember Hires root beer...

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:17 AM (TEpA2)

499 westminsterdogshow, I was close to that decision years ago. I know how hard some tried to make it sound so easy. They don't think about how you will feel tomorrow. I honestly don't understand their motives. But, it is not easy.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:19 AM (GzDYP)

500
429 437 I doubt it because by the time we were notified she only had like 2 hours left and she was only up to $150 and she needed $700.
UPDATE--- SUMMAMAMA-BITCH SHE MADE IT!!!
Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/q9dzb2z

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 01:19 AM (YJeFl)

501 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 18, 2015 01:19 AM (bZQB+)

502 Hey, isn't it interesting that the Scientologists operate at will in Hollywood and they're more anti-gay than anybody?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 11:23 PM (oVJmc)

They're not Christians, so they get a pass.

Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 01:20 AM (heN73)

503 {Chi}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:20 AM (CyXSj)

504 For a long time I was a "liberal". And then 911
happened and I took an 180 degree turn. Unfortunately I made some wrong
decisions during that time.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:52 AM (CyXSj)

You ain't the only one. I was never really far-left, but I used to pride myself on being a centrist, and "open to good ideas no matter where they came from", and thought my parents were just sticks in the mud for being hardcore Reagan Democrats. I figured they were proof of that old saw "there's no believer like a convert." In short, I was so proud of my open-mindedness that my vanity had blinded me to the obvious.

It wasn't a single event that shook me out of it, it was years of watching politics and watching the Left go further and further away from reason into madness that eventually made me go "What the hell? People actually believe this drivel?"
An open mind is like a fortress with its drawbridge down and its gates unbarred.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 01:22 AM (J+mig)

505 YW, Westminsterdogshow. Peace be with you! Sending prayers your way....

Posted by: OCD Con at July 18, 2015 01:22 AM (7h/1w)

506 Hey, isn't it interesting that the Scientologists operate at will in Hollywood and they're more anti-gay than anybody?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 17, 2015 11:23 PM (oVJmc)

They're not Christians, so they get a pass.

Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 01:20 AM (heN73)


Somebody needs to hook the Scientologists up with the Westboro Baptist clowns. You might get a critical mass of asshole.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 01:23 AM (fNpC1)

507 The dog knows the pool is his own and knows what to do. That's awesome.

Posted by: bour3 at July 18, 2015 01:23 AM (5x3+2)

508 'Nite all

Posted by: OCD Con at July 18, 2015 01:24 AM (7h/1w)

509 The hottie dropship pilot in that short film looks a lot like Don Draper's California "niece".

Posted by: binge-watching Mad Men for some reason at July 18, 2015 01:24 AM (njKyW)

510 Speaking of root beer, I tried a bottle of "Not Your Father's Root Beer" a few days ago. 5.9% ABV. Pretty damn tasty... I'll have to try it with some vanilla ice cream sometime.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:24 AM (nL0sw)

511 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:20 AM (CyXSj)




We're here for you.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:25 AM (TEpA2)

512 Farmer, you still up? Greetings my friend.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at July 18, 2015 01:12 AM

Time for bed here. How are you all doing there in cheeseland? Dad just brought us down some great 7 yo cheddar the rest of the country would die for at these prices.

Hotter than hell here, 98 or something. Hope you and the Mrs. are doing well there.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 01:26 AM (o/90i)

513 I'm not sure how the Chattanooga shooter would have obtained a gun illegally. So far as I know he was a US citizen with no priors, and there was no reason to deny him a gun.

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at July 18, 2015 01:27 AM (Awb+1)

514 Cato......I was drifting centered and moral. 911 was the jumping point because it was my birthday and I could not believe the MSM coverage.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM (CyXSj)

515 Mike Hammer, you might remember this. I think I posted about trying to get stuck pistons out of a Crosley engine block, a year or two ago? Well, today, I picked it up again, after it had soaked with various penetrating fluids, and I was able to get #1 and #4 out, pulling with a slide hammer, with little difficulty. #3 is still stuck tighter than a bull's ass in fly time. #2 came out easily when I first tore it down.


Funny thing: when #4 came out, there was the head of the exhaust valve, lying loose in the cylinder, where it had broken off the stem. Tried to pick it up with a magnet, and it is completely non-magnetic. Wonder what kind of alloy it's made from?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM (fNpC1)

516 Finally chasing links from the post -- wasn't Honore (#4 in the "5 times when ignoring the military's rules paid off" link) the same guy that gave us "stuck on stupid"?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM (EzgxV)

517 I'm not sure how the Chattanooga shooter would have obtained a gun illegally. So far as I know he was a US citizen with no priors, and there was no reason to deny him a gun.

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at July 18, 2015 01:27 AM (Awb+1)




I've heard some rumblings that at least one of the rifles was full-auto. I haven't seen anything that confirms that, though. If it's true, it's going to be very interesting to see where/how he got it. Hence my socking Holder early in the comments.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM (nL0sw)

518 Cooth, yes he is.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:30 AM (nL0sw)

519 I've heard some rumblings that at least one of the
rifles was full-auto. I haven't seen anything that confirms that,
though. If it's true, it's going to be very interesting to see
where/how he got it. Hence my socking Holder early in the comments.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM (nL0sw)



Local news said AK-47, 12-guage, and 9-mm

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:31 AM (TEpA2)

520 515 One of the non-magnetic stainless steels?

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 01:32 AM (YJeFl)

521 > 470 Love those big hit and miss engines.
*pock!*
*chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff*
*pock!*
*chuff, chuff....

I had a job that involved getting this big, cast iron, single cylinder engine with a giant flywheel started, to pump irrigation water. Wind rope around flywheel (be sure you don't wind it backwards: the machine would run backwards, and suck mud out of the ditch!). With rope in hand, PULL.

If you were lucky, usually on the 4th or 5th try, it would start.

Bang! whooosh. Bang! whooosh. etc.

diesel, kerosene, alchohol, gasoline... I don't think it cared.

Posted by: one lunger cast iron pump at July 18, 2015 01:33 AM (SyrNW)

522 First episode anime review:

The Instructor of Aerial Combat Wizard Candidates: Giant space bugs take over the Earth and mankind lives in floating cities defended by flying teenage wizards. The story focuses on the three most incompetent ones...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 18, 2015 01:33 AM (7YlUk)

523 What's everybody drinking? I'm at work dammit, so nothing.


That's why they invented powdered alcohol.

http://tinyurl.com/p6awuz8

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 18, 2015 01:33 AM (+jijM)

524 cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM

Is the BH home yet? And you are in safe mode w/ her?

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 01:34 AM (o/90i)

525 518 Cooth, yes he is.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:30 AM (nL0sw)




I liked him then and I like him better now.



Next you're going to tell me he got shuffled off to Buffalo in favor of someone incompetent who grades military units on their ability to achieve diversity.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:34 AM (EzgxV)

526 Now I just need to actually go see all the battlefields he was on.
Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:13 AM (nL0sw)

The battlefields are still all around us. If my FIL wasn't so messed up by age and across the country, he'd be great help as a past reenacter. He traced his family back to a Spaniard who fled the Inquisition to Mexico.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:36 AM (GzDYP)

527 Cato......I was drifting centered and moral. 911
was the jumping point because it was my birthday and I could not
believe the MSM coverage.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM (CyXSj)


You are loved and appreciated.

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:36 AM (TEpA2)

528 524 cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM

Is the BH home yet? And you are in safe mode w/ her?

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 01:34 AM (o/90i)



She's home, and she's zonked. Nothing like a nice, relaxing, 10-hour journey with 6.5 hours in the air....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

529 Hi ONT people!

Took a little half hour power nap at 6:30. Overslept a little.

Oops.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 18, 2015 01:37 AM (AkOaV)

530 515 One of the non-magnetic stainless steels?

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 01:32 AM (YJeFl)


That's my guess. Engine valves, I think, are often made with head of one alloy friction-welded to a steel stem, are they not?


This engine, strictly speaking, is not a Crosley product. It has "Aerojet" cast into the side of the block, and it was part of a military APU or ground power unit. Had a big fuel-fired heater attached, and was used to run a generator, which was not attached to the engine when I got it. Forged steel crank, 4-ring pistons; it's a beautifully-made little sucker.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 01:37 AM (fNpC1)

531 Mornin' Horde.

Posted by: Arson Wells at July 18, 2015 01:38 AM (UnJ7w)

532 Thank you to all your support!

H&K

Goodnight

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:39 AM (CyXSj)

533 Local news said AK-47, 12-guage, and 9-mm
Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:31 AM (TEpA2)

Yeah, but to be fair the MSM calls ALL guns AK-47's, 12-gauges and 9-mms.

Unless it's a white guy, then it's an AR-15.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 18, 2015 01:39 AM (AkOaV)

534 Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:34 AM (EzgxV)


He finished out his tour as Commanding General at Fort Gillem and retired.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:40 AM (nL0sw)

535 Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:36 AM (GzDYP)



That's why I love genealogy, all of the fascinating stories.

I've thought about getting into the reenacting, but just don't have the time. Maybe some day.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:42 AM (nL0sw)

536 Thank you to all your support!



HK



Goodnight

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:39 AM (CyXSj)



Good night!

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:42 AM (TEpA2)

537 Cooth, here ya go: http://www.generalhonore.com/

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:44 AM (nL0sw)

538 Good evening Horde

Posted by: Spawn of Mayhem at July 18, 2015 01:44 AM (UGc9l)

539 It still haunts me till this day and I continually ask God for his forgiveness.
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 12:28 AM (CyXSj)

You need only ask God once, sweet lady. He forgave you long ago, and wishes you would do the same, I reckon.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 18, 2015 12:32 AM (DI417)

Zactly. He's already forgotten it.

Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 01:45 AM (heN73)

540 Local news said AK-47, 12-guage, and 9-mm

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 01:31 AM (TEpA2)




Judging from the pics from the front of the recruiting center, along with the descriptions of the firing, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was either an outright auto AK or an illegally modded one.


https://youtu.be/oIv_RrgCfWs

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:47 AM (nL0sw)

541 Sometimes I wish somebody would just slap the shit out of Juan Williams. Just to knock a little sense into him.

Posted by: Arson Wells at July 18, 2015 01:50 AM (UnJ7w)

542 514
Cato......I was drifting centered and moral. 911 was the jumping point
because it was my birthday and I could not believe the MSM coverage.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 18, 2015 01:29 AM (CyXSj)

Sounds a lot like me. Muddled up mess, but still had the old morality. 9/11 didn't really shift me a lot, so much as cement the direction I was already headed in. 2000 was the first election I got to vote in, and I happily voted Bush, because even to a mind clinging to the last vestiges of moderate-ness, Gore was full of shit. I never had any great fear that he'd break the country the way Obama has, but just that he'd end up crippling the economy on "green" nonsense.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 18, 2015 01:51 AM (J+mig)

543 She's home, and she's zonked. Nothing like a nice, relaxing, 10-hour journey with 6.5 hours in the air....
Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:37 AM

That should set your worries about having the place perfect for her homecoming at rest.

Now what happens when she wakes up tomorrow? LOL

I'm guessing she loves your azz enough all will be fine. Best of luck.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 01:53 AM (o/90i)

544 530
This engine, strictly speaking, is not a Crosley product. It has "Aerojet" cast into the side of the block, and it was part of a military APU or ground power unit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2015 01:37 AM (fNpC1)



Interesting. The only Aerojet I know made rocket engines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerojet

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 01:53 AM (sdi6R)

545 I've thought about getting into the reenacting, but just don't have the time. Maybe some day.
Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 01:42 AM (nL0sw)

Watching them is cool. Come stay with us and we'll go to one.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:58 AM (GzDYP)

546 Watching them is cool. Come stay with us and we'll go to one.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 01:58 AM (GzDYP)


I know someone who does this. He was great trading between "Yeah, let's talk reality and who I am right now"

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 02:02 AM (TEpA2)

547 Alberta - Sorry, took a break. Very interesting re the valve head. I'm still dealing with the non-magnetic steel Canadian 1 Cent pieces.

If I have it right, 'Aerojet' was the Crosley name for the engine, no? As opposed to 'Aerojet' being a separate company.

Here's nice write-up:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/ygve3bx

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 02:02 AM (9mTYi)

548 Oh, here we go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosley

The CIBA (Crosley Cast Iron Block Assembly) was a more traditional and more reliable engine utilizing a cast-iron block. When Crosley Motors, Inc. was sold, the engine was renamed "AeroJet" and production continued. Production of the AeroJet ended in 1955 and the engine rights were sold to Fageol and later to a series of different companies ending in 1972 with the Fisher-Pierce Bearcat 55. Maritime modifications mostly included increasing displacement and converting the engine to operate with a vertical axis.

Hm. Wonder why Aerojet didn't sue them for copyright infringement. I guess they figured that nobody would confuse an internal combustion engine with a solid rocket motor.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 02:04 AM (sdi6R)

549 543 She's home, and she's zonked. Nothing like a nice, relaxing, 10-hour journey with 6.5 hours in the air....
Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 01:37 AM

That should set your worries about having the place perfect for her homecoming at rest.

Now what happens when she wakes up tomorrow? LOL

I'm guessing she loves your azz enough all will be fine. Best of luck.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2015 01:53 AM (o/90i)



We wouldn't have lasted as long as we have if some things weren't understood......and, among those things is that she'll be asking "why isn't the swamp drained?" when I've been up to my ass in alligators.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 02:04 AM (EzgxV)

550 Well, I read the last few posts. I guess I'm just too old for the ONT - I start enthusiastically reading, then by, oh post #500 or so, I need to go to bed.

On a side note, Hi cthulhu!


goodnight all

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at July 18, 2015 02:04 AM (KG0mU)

551 Lacking an opposable thumb, the Lab is useless for opening a beer and passing it to you.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2015 02:05 AM (brIR5)

552 Lacking an opposable thumb, the Lab is useless for opening a beer and passing it to you.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2015 02:05 AM (brIR5)



Beer holster?

Posted by: Vendette at July 18, 2015 02:06 AM (TEpA2)

553 Crosley timeline:
http://tinyurl.com/nofsgnw

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 02:06 AM (9mTYi)

554 First episode anime review:

Prison School: Five high school boys enter a formerly all-girls school where they are outnumbered 200-1. They end up in the schools prison (which is literally a prison), and abused by sadistic girls.

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 18, 2015 02:07 AM (7YlUk)

555 Hm. Wonder why Aerojet didn't sue them for copyright
-------


553 - 1951 Aerojet General obtained total rights to engine, car & all

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 02:09 AM (9mTYi)

556 G'night guys.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 02:11 AM (9mTYi)

557 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Bill Cosby at July 18, 2015 02:11 AM (oZr5y)

558 Prison School: Five high school boys enter a formerly all-girls school where they are outnumbered 200-1. They end up in the schools prison (which is literally a prison), and abused by sadistic girls.
Posted by:
at July 18, 2015 02:07 AM (7YlUk)

bow chicka wow wow?

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 18, 2015 02:16 AM (AkOaV)

559 They end up in the schools prison (which is literally a prison), and abused by sadistic girls.
Posted by:
at July 18, 2015 02:07 AM (7YlUk)



Shower scene? I'm asking for a friend.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 18, 2015 02:17 AM (oZr5y)

560 ODM, I might take you up on that someday.


For now, I'm going to call it a night. Have a good night, everyone.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 18, 2015 02:18 AM (nL0sw)

561 555
553 - 1951 Aerojet General obtained total rights to engine, car & all
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2015 02:09 AM (9mTYi)


Huh. So it really was an Aerojet engine. Cool.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 02:18 AM (sdi6R)

562 Why isn't the swamped drained?

I was SWATted by the EPA ...

The plug got stuck ...

I forgot where the plug was ...

I was seduced by some coy koi ...

I was hedging against future CA drought ...

Posted by: Adriane the Plausible Deniability Critic ... at July 18, 2015 02:22 AM (qOsoH)

563 You'd be welcomed. G'night Country Singer.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 18, 2015 02:23 AM (GzDYP)

564 They end up in the schools prison (which is literally a prison), and abused by sadistic girls.
Posted by:
at July 18, 2015 02:07 AM (7YlUk)


Shower scene? I'm asking for a friend.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 18, 2015 02:17 AM (oZr5y)


Yes, but they are saving the uncensored scenes for the Blu-ray release...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 18, 2015 02:24 AM (7YlUk)

565 551 Lacking an opposable thumb, the Lab is useless for opening a beer and passing it to you.
Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2015 02:05 AM (brIR5)

Silly, they use the old fashioned kind of bottle opener that you have affixed to the side of the fridge!

They are very good at fetch. Just don't let them get a taste of that brew, or you'll never be able to keep 'em in the fridge again.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 02:27 AM (+YMhA)

566
530 Sorry I was looking for better jobs.
You're right about how most valves are made, but I'm thinking mebbe they made it stainless either to deal with all the salt in a marine environment or to run alcohol or anything else hydroscopic
You are a positive and productive poster here, AOP. Consistently. Pleasure having you here.
My mom and dad met at Aerojet.

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 02:31 AM (YJeFl)

567 568 Coming in the December Playboy:

"Caitlyn Jenner Exposed."

Their first nude pictorial of a transgender woman.

Should sell big.
Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 02:30 AM (oZtpZ)

Okay, I just threw up in my mouth alittle bit.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 02:31 AM (+YMhA)

568 "Good-bye, Caitlyn..."
Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 02:32 AM (oZtpZ)

You need to stop doing that, please.

Microaggression of the highest order.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 02:33 AM (+YMhA)

569 562 Why isn't the swamped drained?

I was SWATted by the EPA ...

The plug got stuck ...

I forgot where the plug was ...

I was seduced by some coy koi ...

I was hedging against future CA drought ...

Posted by: Adriane the Plausible Deniability Critic ... at July 18, 2015 02:22 AM (qOsoH)




Compare to some of the real reasons: I was visiting a sick friend; I went to the Internet Archive to donate some stuff that may no longer exist anywhere else; I found out that a computer's firewall wasn't enabled by default, and when I turned it on I trapped a rogue process that kept wanting to phone home inside my machine [still there, BTW -- generates a "firewall block" notice every 5 seconds]; had to deal with drought watering restrictions.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

570 First episode anime review:

GATE: A gate opens up that connects the modern world with a D&D type fantasy world. Conflict arises so it becomes D&D stype of army vs. modern military.

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 18, 2015 02:35 AM (7YlUk)

571 Zactly. He's already forgotten it.
Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 01:45 AM (heN73)

Actually, I'm pretty sure He remembers, and holds both you and your baby close to his heart at all times.

Prayers for healing, prayers for peace in your heart, dear.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 02:36 AM (+YMhA)

572 Apparently, mom and dad hung out at an A ampersand W quite a bit when they were dating; when he retired and we moved back to the states (and picked up our big American station wagon with the dent in the tailgate because the shipping container wasn't quite large enough), first thing we did was head to an A ampersand W where dad told the waitstaff how long he had been looking forward to it. Only after that did we drive home to Utah.

The A ampersand Ws in Utah that I'm aware of are in Logan and St. George.
Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2015 01:14 AM (o78gS)

My folks met at the XXX Drive-In in Seattle, which is/was a root beer joint. Always sounds better if you leave off the explanation, though.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 02:37 AM (+YMhA)

573 86 ...until one of them becomes the next Brett. Right now they are just at the zakuski stage.

Posted by: gracepmc at July 18, 2015 02:40 AM (DMQhB)

574 Arbalest, if you're lurking -- big surprise, fiancee comes in tonight, I'm not going to make it tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 02:47 AM (EzgxV)

575 pew ! Pew1
with the hands.

Posted by: alone eh!? at July 18, 2015 02:48 AM (b2SdX)

576 578 Sorry tcn, but satire can hurt the "right" people. It's disgusting, but... Repost somewhere... you don't like=fun!

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 02:47 AM (oZtpZ)



I know another nic fixated on "the 'right' people"....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 02:50 AM (EzgxV)

577 I think, actually, that describing the perversions of transexuals is probably not all that appetizing to most of the folks here, and your particular brand of fantasy crosses the border between tolerable and disgusting.

Maybe you need to claim your little space here at the ONT by trying to show how cool or shocking or twisted you are, but frankly, most of us would prefer friendly company to full out pron.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 02:53 AM (+YMhA)

578 Everyone have the grumps and growls this fine morning? I have just one bit of advice.

Lighten up Francis'

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 03:00 AM (wGWcF)

579 ....who seemed to be going through a Latin phase in recent bannings.....




....which, I have to admit, is kind of cool on first impression. Based on actual coursework or original scholarship, it'd demonstrate a well-rounded education. It'll probably turn out to have been lifted wholesale from some video game, though.




When I was a kid, there was a series of books done by, IIRC, Penguin, where the left page was in the original language and the right page was translated. Somehow, I got hold of a few and "read" them. I remember how excited I was to find alpha-pi-omega-lambda-lambda-omega on the left page on the same line as "Apollo" on the right. Looking back with a few decades of experience, it may have seemed like a silly game.....except for the way it was so handy when we visited Saint Petersburg. PECTOPAH ftw!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:01 AM (EzgxV)

580 Zactly. He's already forgotten it.
Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 01:45 AM (heN73)

Actually, I'm pretty sure He remembers, and holds both you and your baby close to his heart at all times.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 02:36 AM (+YMhA)

Yes He still holds her and the baby close to his heart. But um, no, He's made it pretty clear He remembers her sin no more:

Hebrews 8:12

Hebrews 10:17

Isaiah 43:25

For starters.

Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 03:03 AM (heN73)

581 ....furthermore, why not go the whole 9 yards from scholarship and say "ero, eris, erit, erimus, eritis, erunt"?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:11 AM (EzgxV)

582 Why I don't watch Fox News or any news in fact...

It took the Botox mug of Kerry and the plight of the Americans left in Iranian prisons rotting to reduce me to yelling in under five seconds at least eight repetitions of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

Back to writing. Swearsies. Or sleep maybe.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 03:12 AM (ScdsY)

583 First episode anime review:

Gakkou Gurashi!: Cute highschool girls doing cute highschool girl things... during a zombie apocalypse. Also, one of the girls has snapped and talks to long dead friends as if there was no zombie apocalypse.

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at July 18, 2015 03:14 AM (7YlUk)

584 ack to writing. Swearsies. Or sleep maybe.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2015 03:12 AM (ScdsY)


No televisions were harmed by brick throwing during filming ...

Posted by: Adriane the Plausible Deniability Critic ... at July 18, 2015 03:15 AM (qOsoH)

585 588 hamsters tuckered

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 03:11 AM (oZtpZ)




It's actually kind of intriguing. First person singular, 2nd person singular, 3rd person plural.....is it all about you and the person you're talking to, and the great unwashed to which neither of you belong? Can there be no "we"? Can there be no "that guy over there"?




I signed on this evening with a second-person plural. Is there no such thing in your world?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

586 Refractory period is a bitch

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:22 AM (YJeFl)

587
Hi. I'm not usually a nightwalker but I'm wide awake.

Are ONT people expected to act normal at this time in EDT?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2015 03:24 AM (1xUj/)

588 Can there be no "we"? Can there be no "that guy over there"?

I signed on this evening with a second-person plural. Is there no such thing in your world?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)


Plural case "wē" or dual case "wit"?

Posted by: Se Léodweardprætt Hæt at July 18, 2015 03:25 AM (7YlUk)

589 594 Te futueo et caballum tuum

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 03:22 AM (oZtpZ)



I'll take a pass -- but if horses float your boat, SCOTUS is looking out for you.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:26 AM (EzgxV)

590 Te futueo et caballum tuum

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 03:22 AM (oZtpZ)


Spricaþ Ænglisc oþþe ácwilaþ

Posted by: Se Léodweardprætt Hæt at July 18, 2015 03:26 AM (7YlUk)

591 595
Hi. I'm not usually a nightwalker but I'm wide awake.

Are ONT people expected to act normal at this time in EDT?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2015 03:24 AM (1xUj/)



For selected definitions of "normal" -- sure.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

592 "Are ONT people expected to act normal at this time in EDT?"

Define normal please? I do not believe that term has ever been used to describe any of us early morning haunters of the ONT.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 03:30 AM (wGWcF)

593 596 Can there be no "we"? Can there be no "that guy over there"?

I signed on this evening with a second-person plural. Is there no such thing in your world?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

Plural case "we" or dual case "wit"?

Posted by: Se Leodweardpratt Hat at July 18, 2015 03:25 AM (7YlUk)



You may have noted that I've been intrigued by linguistics from a young age.....but I don't know that one. Is that a distinction between "we" as a group, versus "we" as just you and me?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)

594 erunt"?
Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:11 AM (EzgxV)

You misspelled "scrunt."

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 03:30 AM (+YMhA)

595 595 ONT is primarily cool people, you know, West Coasters

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:32 AM (YJeFl)

596 603 erunt"?
Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:11 AM (EzgxV)

You misspelled "scrunt."

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 03:30 AM (+YMhA)



Funny, I thought I'd misspelled "Quintus".

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:32 AM (EzgxV)

597 Hebrews 8:12

Hebrews 10:17

Isaiah 43:25

For starters.
Posted by: Blano at July 18, 2015 03:03 AM (heN73)

Luke 15:7.

Posted by: tcn at July 18, 2015 03:32 AM (+YMhA)

598 You may have noted that I've been intrigued by linguistics from a young age.....but I don't know that one. Is that a distinction between "we" as a group, versus "we" as just you and me?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)


Dual case used for the first and second person pronouns in Old English. Even back then, it was one of the few Indo-European languages to preserve the dual case. The Instrumental Case was also preserved.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English_grammar

Posted by: Se Léodweardprætt Hæt at July 18, 2015 03:34 AM (7YlUk)

599 You trying to cause some trouble MAx?

Let me have at least two more cups of Coffee then I'll accept your challenge.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 03:35 AM (wGWcF)

600 TRUMP CLAIMS A SCALP AT HUFFPO!!! http://tinyurl.com/phudjpw

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:36 AM (YJeFl)

601 608 Naaaaugh Tim you're alright. Helluva nightowl tho

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:37 AM (YJeFl)

602 607 Daaaaayuuuum the Erudite Chapeau

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:38 AM (YJeFl)

603 LoL

No troubles from me then.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 03:40 AM (wGWcF)

604
Oh snaps Trump is #1 in Nevada by a wide margin with Hispanics
I'm tellin' ya you should check that link

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:40 AM (YJeFl)

605 602
Plural case "we" or dual case "wit"?

Posted by: Se Leodweardpratt Hat at July 18, 2015 03:25 AM (7YlUk)


You may have noted that I've been intrigued by linguistics from a young age.....but I don't know that one. Is that a distinction between "we" as a group, versus "we" as just you and me?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)



Sounds like "y'all".

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2015 03:41 AM (sdi6R)

606
Naaaah Tim you've been very positive and productive here.
Always a pleasure to be here with ya

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:41 AM (YJeFl)

607 607 You may have noted that I've been intrigued by linguistics from a young age.....but I don't know that one. Is that a distinction between "we" as a group, versus "we" as just you and me?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)

Dual case used for the first and second person pronouns in Old English. Even back then, it was one of the few Indo-European languages to preserve the dual case. The Instrumental Case was also preserved.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English_grammar

Posted by: Se Léodweardprętt Hęt at July 18, 2015 03:34 AM (7YlUk)



I took college German, so I'm familiar with Nominative, Accusative, Genitive, and Dative, but Instrumental is new to me. Dual is not so strange, but the mechanism to carve it out between singular and plural is intriguing.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:41 AM (EzgxV)

608 614 The only tongues I'm concerned with are on women with daddy issues

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:42 AM (YJeFl)

609 Erunt fades out, and we get more MAx. Really, I'd love to see you debate each other.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:46 AM (EzgxV)

610 Really if you don't make a regular stop at the Conservative Treehouse you're missing out

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:48 AM (YJeFl)

611 Going to be an interesting political season. Trump vs Sanders.

Trump the consummate salesman vs the true believer.

Trump in a landslide.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 03:49 AM (wGWcF)

612 620 Just hope the wookie doesn't run

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:50 AM (YJeFl)

613 ONT is primarily cool people, you know, West Coasters.
------------------------------
Huh. Good to know.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 03:51 AM (TIDvY)

614 622 ONT is primarily cool people, you know, West Coasters.
------------------------------
Huh. Good to know.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 03:51 AM (TIDvY)



Don't know if you caught my comment some nights back re: MAx.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:53 AM (EzgxV)

615 "Where, exactly, did these brave Bostonian geniuses think he was going to pull out a 30-pound, four-foot-long machine gun from?"

24.5 pounds without the spare barrel.

I humped the M60 on 3 continents. It doesn't like blank ammo and is susceptible to rust in moist climates. CLP is your friend.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at July 18, 2015 03:56 AM (abbZk)

616 I don't think she will. king putt doesn't want any competition in the "let's stay relevant" game.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 03:56 AM (wGWcF)

617 Don't think so, cth. Anything new?

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 03:57 AM (3jhA0)

618 623 Well, cthulhu, what have you done for the collective today?

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 03:53 AM (oZtpZ)



Which collective? I brought my elderly neighbor's trash containers up from the curb yesterday. What have you done?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

619
624 I know I didn't.
ffs people lighten the fvck UP geez are you that desperate to be offended?
Yeah evil mean guy MAx is here trying to hurt people's feelings.
If that's what you think that's in your head, not mine.
Yeah I really think only people on the west coast are cool. Is that what you're implying I think?
So tiring

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 04:00 AM (YJeFl)

620 627 Don't think so, cth. Anything new?

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 03:57 AM (3jhA0)




Just the observation that MAx's game is very repetitive. He'll stay quiet for months or years, then resurface to claim he was once your best friend; after doing this, he'll try to stir up trouble with people on the blog until he's routinely called-out for shit-stirring....then he'll disappear. When he shows up again, you'll recognize the name, but not (he hopes) the history.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:01 AM (EzgxV)

621
I'll also refrain from saying Da Bears are gonna win the Superbowl next year in case anyone roots for any other team and might be offended.
I guess I need someone to tell me how to be a better person like that.
Oh wait that was navycopjoe

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 04:03 AM (YJeFl)

622 625 MAx,
Are you tired?

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 04:01 AM (oZtpZ)



*swoon*


Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:04 AM (EzgxV)

623 @cthulhu

You ok? How is the insomnia these days?

New contract starting in Q4-- relocating a private company to Germany. I hate accounting, but it pays the bills.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at July 18, 2015 04:04 AM (abbZk)

624 The Bears win the SB? My bookie says not for another 11 years.

Now the Blackhawks are odds on favs to win next years Stanley Cup and the Cubs are 6 games over freaking .500 after 88 games!!

Playoffs baybee!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 04:07 AM (wGWcF)

625 595 595 ONT is primarily cool people, you know, West Coasters

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 03:32 AM (YJeFl)



[as an aside, note that we've been losing comments to leakage]


******************


619
624 I know I didn't.
ffs people lighten the fvck UP geez are you that desperate to be offended?
Yeah evil mean guy MAx is here trying to hurt people's feelings.
If that's what you think that's in your head, not mine.
Yeah I really think only people on the west coast are cool. Is that what you're implying I think? [emph added]
So tiring

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 04:00 AM (YJeFl)




However tired it makes you, it looks a lot like what you said.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:08 AM (EzgxV)

626 622 625 MAx,
Are you tired?

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 04:01 AM (oZtpZ)



*swoon*


Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:04 AM (EzgxV)



Looks like half that debate ain't gonna happen.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

627 I took MAx's original comment in the way I thought it was intended.

Humorous.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 04:13 AM (wGWcF)

628 623 @cthulhu

You ok? How is the insomnia these days?

New contract starting in Q4-- relocating a private company to Germany. I hate accounting, but it pays the bills.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at July 18, 2015 04:04 AM (abbZk)



Had my annual physical on Thursday. Doc told me that whatever I'd done to lose 15 pounds I should do more of it. I'm like, "really.....get a cyberstalker and try to keep him from ripping me off.....I should do more of this? [Must be Obamacare.]"

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:13 AM (EzgxV)

629 627 If you think so...

Posted by: ero, eris, erunt at July 18, 2015 04:12 AM (oML6v)



Great -- go ahead and debate MAx. This should be fun.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:15 AM (EzgxV)

630
620 Cooth your shit is old. I never claimed I was anyone's best friend here; but your claim that we were never friends would surprise a whole host of people who were here for years and years and saw how we interacted.
I don't stir up shit butI do defend myself when someone's talking shit behind my back. Is that wrong? I can imagine what you'd prefer instead... but that's not my perogative.
620 is a pack of lies and a string of slanders. Is it alcohol or pills or a combination thereof? You've known I live in socali for what 5 years and you ask a few weeks ago if I live in Maine? Accuse me of being Ira???
Whatever it is it is beneath you. Your understanding of what my hopes are is pure projection, as of course it must be. All you're doing is spraying your psyche all over your comments. It's not pretty.
Your ass is showing dude and you just don't see it.
I have never talked shit about you behind your back here. EVER. Not ever. Why have I not received the same courtesy? Is talking shit behind people's backs a trait you find admirable or manly? Then we'll have to agree to disagree.
Wish you could say the same. And that makes me what to you?
You just don't see it. Goddammed shame dude.

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 04:15 AM (YJeFl)

631 Night all.

Here is "Rays of Pinion" by Baroness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IIpZq88f5o

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 18, 2015 04:20 AM (7YlUk)

632 MAx,
I'm trying to stay out of all this, but...
If you're looking for anyone here this morning that is intent on being offended, try reading your last few posts.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2015 04:32 AM (/ACV3)

633 An article from 2010 about corruption in Greece.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nzbefzu

And as always be wary of strangers bearing links.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 04:33 AM (wGWcF)

634 "Legal Immigrants don't like $4.00 an hour illegals"

How true.

I hear Trump will nominate his Hair as VP.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 04:37 AM (wGWcF)

635 630
620 Cooth your shit is old. I never claimed I was anyone's best friend here; but your claim that we were never friends would surprise a whole host of people who were here for years and years and saw how we interacted.
I don't stir up shit butI do defend myself when someone's talking shit behind my back. Is that wrong? I can imagine what you'd prefer instead... but that's not my perogative.
620 is a pack of lies and a string of slanders. Is it alcohol or pills or a combination thereof? You've known I live in socali for what 5 years and you ask a few weeks ago if I live in Maine? Accuse me of being Ira???
Whatever it is it is beneath you. Your understanding of what my hopes are is pure projection, as of course it must be. All you're doing is spraying your psyche all over your comments. It's not pretty.
Your ass is showing dude and you just don't see it.
I have never talked shit about you behind your back here. EVER. Not ever. Why have I not received the same courtesy? Is talking shit behind people's backs a trait you find admirable or manly? Then we'll have to agree to disagree.
Wish you could say the same. And that makes me what to you?
You just don't see it. Goddammed shame dude.

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2015 04:15 AM (YJeFl)




(a) OF COURSE, my shit is old.



(b) You have repeatedly claimed a special friendship with anyone who was remotely cordial with you.



(c) I'm not talking behind your back. I've just decided (especially with the Ira thing) that I'm tired of your shit. I haven't hidden anything and nothing's covert.



(d) I've never said Maine -- I said MA. MA, as in MAx. And as far as where you are......well, gee, we're on the intertubez, ain't we? -- that's totally golden.



(e) I've already confessed to not believing that you're actually Ira, but pretending to believe that in order that you two might both get crosswise. To tell you the truth, I'm thinking that you're the guy in the Army shirt and he's the one in the goatee in front of the castle-ish thing. I would dearly love to see you go at each other hammer-and-tongs.



(f) If you're such a paragon of excellence, why aren't you still DAve? Got banned, much???



(g) After this post, come back again and accuse me of sneaking around behind your back.....




(h) your shit is old and well-documented. I'll lay it out again: you stay quiet for months or years, then resurface to claim you were someone's bestest buddy; after doing this, you'll try to stir up trouble with people on the blog until you're routinely called-out for shit-stirring....then you'll disappear. When you shows up again, people recognize the name, but not (you hope) the history.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:38 AM (EzgxV)

636 Damn. So GGE's really gettin' married? Cool. I'm not much of a Bible quoter but I'm immediately reminded of a verse:

weeping may endureth for a night
but joy cometh in the morning.


Nice.

Jeez, you step away for a bit and Morons be gettin' married. Awesome. Ginger, too. Yikes!

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 04:44 AM (hcXrg)

637 And, BTW.....@622 and @629.....I was really hoping for some humor to carry into the weekend.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:45 AM (EzgxV)

638 I'll head back up to where I left off now (looks like more fun up there!).

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 04:47 AM (hcXrg)

639 But there is nobody awake up there!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 04:52 AM (wGWcF)

640 638 I'll head back up to where I left off now (looks like more fun up there!).

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 04:47 AM (hcXrg)



Fun is what you make of it.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:53 AM (EzgxV)

641 639 But there is nobody awake up there!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 04:52 AM (wGWcF)



Excellent point.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 04:54 AM (EzgxV)

642 As many of you know, I'm very, very phobic about being punctured. So I went into my physical last Thursday, and the resident phlebotomist stopped in to reminisce about my phobias in the old times before they outsourced their labs to an outside service. The nurse doing the chart stuff joined into the conversation and we talked about my phobias for another 5-10 minutes.....then it was time to take BP readings.




Any surprise I read >10 high top and bottom?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 05:11 AM (EzgxV)

643 There's nobody awake down here either.

Back to the map making.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Proud owner of Luap Nor's Last Brain Cell at July 18, 2015 05:23 AM (wGWcF)

644 Interesting ONT I'm sorry I missed so much of it.

Cthulu,

If you're still here: do you read fiction much?

I haven't in ages but you posts above reminded me of a good one. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel. The main character is a Father Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit linguist fluent in - I forget how many - languages and expert in deciphering new ones.

It was a fantastic read but do NOT read spoilers if you're interested.

http://tinyurl.com/onv6jj7

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 05:41 AM (hcXrg)

645 oops -

here's a tinyurl preview link.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/onv6jj7

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 05:42 AM (hcXrg)

646 echo

echo

echo

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 05:46 AM (hcXrg)

647 the thread is dead

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 05:53 AM (hcXrg)

648 Long live the thread!

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 18, 2015 05:54 AM (hcXrg)

649 AM thread is up.

Posted by: Panhandler at July 18, 2015 05:55 AM (ElBCE)

650 http://anarchivism.org/w/Byte_%28Magazine%29#Downloads
Hey Cthulhu,

Have you had a chance to look at this list yet? The gaps are what I'm missing but if somebody has them elsewhere it would save some shipping.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2015 05:56 AM (IdCqF)

651 Looking forward to part II of State Zero.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 18, 2015 09:03 AM (Xa4vS)

652 Article on kid in Boston is wrong - that ain't metal, that's punk. At least, in conjunction with the rest of his outfit.

Posted by: Patrick at July 18, 2015 10:30 AM (U6YEj)

653 it's way late in the thread, but i'd like to point out, as someone who dealt with them for years, and shot them in competition back when i was young and had a future, that the M-60 weighs 23 pounds, not 30...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2015 12:07 PM (vIjYi)

654 now, to go see what the Caterday AM threads are...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2015 12:07 PM (vIjYi)

655 or should a be speshul snowflake and pump up the almighty poast count and garner the coveted "666" position?

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2015 12:09 PM (vIjYi)

656 decisions, decisions...

%-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2015 12:09 PM (vIjYi)

657 650 http://anarchivism.org/w/Byte_%28Magazine%29#Downloads
Hey Cthulhu,

Have you had a chance to look at this list yet? The gaps are what I'm missing but if somebody has them elsewhere it would save some shipping.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2015 05:56 AM (IdCqF)



Check The Internet Archive.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2015 12:50 PM (EzgxV)

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