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Bob Ross, "Okay This Is My One Painting Without Happy Trees I Was Having a Bad Day Piss Off" (probably) (n.d.)

Also: FiveThirtyEight: A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross. This Bob Ross painting has no happy mountains or happy clouds. Find out how rare that is.

Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:17 AM




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1 Sinister trees more like.

Posted by: steevy at November 25, 2015 09:18 AM (8HTq1)

2 Weird.

Posted by: HH at November 25, 2015 09:18 AM (DrCtv)

3 I'm sure that's the last thing many WWI soldiers saw, right before the gas killed them.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:20 AM (V40IZ)

4 Good morning

Posted by: Bigby's Butterfingers at November 25, 2015 09:20 AM (3ZtZW)

5 Forest Trail with Chlorine Gas Attack

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:21 AM (kpqmD)

6 I was expecting Putin to have cratered the runway those F-16 took-off from, that downed his SU-24 by now. I would not think he is going to take too long to get his pay-back.

Posted by: Paladin at November 25, 2015 09:21 AM (lP8dE)

7 Heh. Can't see any of this art. Maybe check it out on my phone

Posted by: Bigby's Butterfingers at November 25, 2015 09:21 AM (3ZtZW)

8 Zombie Bob Ross is the reigning king of Twitch.tv streamers.

Posted by: mugiwara at November 25, 2015 09:21 AM (D5hxK)

9 Mind the Geiger counter, sir.

Posted by: Codsworth at November 25, 2015 09:21 AM (Jdgwe)

10 I shall name this "Ho Chi Minh Trail Before The Daisy Cutters".

Posted by: Bob Ross at November 25, 2015 09:22 AM (ukNFU)

11 They don't look all that happy.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 25, 2015 09:23 AM (dFi94)

12 In fact, they look the opposite of happy.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 25, 2015 09:23 AM (dFi94)

13 "This Bob Ross painting has no happy mountains or happy clouds. Find out how rare that is."

______________________________

Sometimes Bob lets slip where he buried the dead hooker hobos.

Posted by: NotCoach at November 25, 2015 09:23 AM (rsudF)

14 OK back

Not so spooky. Looks like an eh cover for an eh fantasy novel circa late 1970s.

Posted by: Bigby's Butterfingers at November 25, 2015 09:24 AM (3ZtZW)

15 >>I was expecting Putin to have cratered the runway those F-16 took-off from, that downed his SU-24 by now. I would not think he is going to take too long to get his pay-back.

Sounds like he is bombing the shit out of the area where the attack on the plane originated.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 09:24 AM (/tuJf)

16 The forest looks spooky and haunted

Posted by: L, Elle at November 25, 2015 09:24 AM (2x3L+)

17 Looks like someone had a lot of green paint xe needed to use up....

Posted by: Nancy Kominsky forever at November 25, 2015 09:24 AM (49UDy)

18 Happy? No. More like Grimm's Fairy Tale ghoulish. A lot of Grimm is really grim.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 25, 2015 09:25 AM (dFi94)

19 Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 09:24 AM (/tuJf)

In Turkey? I think that is called "war."


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 25, 2015 09:25 AM (Zu3d9)

20 Subtitle: Bob Ross does North Dakota.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 09:26 AM (LUgeY)

21 Fits my mood perfectly.

Posted by: SMFH at November 25, 2015 09:26 AM (zyIlW)

22 Here is why I've always hated Fat Bastard Rino.

http://goo.gl/doJBQR

Posted by: maddogg at November 25, 2015 09:26 AM (xWW96)

23 I'm waiting for that tree in the front to start throwing apples.

Posted by: Bruce at November 25, 2015 09:26 AM (8ikIW)

24 I seem to have gotten willowed in the last thread, so I'll just repost my favorite wine/turkey pairing advice:

Julia Child: What sort of wine should we have with this (turkey), Jack?

Jacques Pepin: A lot of wine.

There you have it, people. From the experts.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 25, 2015 09:26 AM (pLwjI)

25 >>In Turkey? I think that is called "war."

No, Syria. I guess I should more accurately say where Putin claims the attack originated.

Call me crazy but I'm not inclined to believe anything Putin or Erdogan says.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 09:27 AM (/tuJf)

26 I'm waiting for that tree in the front to start throwing apples.


Posted by: Bruce at November 25, 2015 09:26 AM (8ikIW)
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Nailed it.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 25, 2015 09:29 AM (dFi94)

27 Happy Trees??? More like "it was a dark and stormy night".

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 25, 2015 09:30 AM (t2KH5)

28 *unsheathes Anduril

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 09:31 AM (fWAjv)

29 That forest will give your warts. On your nose.

Posted by: USA at November 25, 2015 09:33 AM (tfM+W)

30 29 Not the worst place you can get them.
Bill Clinton

Posted by: steevy at November 25, 2015 09:34 AM (8HTq1)

31 There is a definite Thomas Kincade influence here.
What a shame he didn't live to see the LED revolution.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 25, 2015 09:34 AM (xq1UY)

32 If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain,
Because today's the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 25, 2015 09:35 AM (KUa85)

33 I think Bob Ross forgot to take his Prozac that day.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 25, 2015 09:36 AM (dFi94)

34 The outer edges of this painting are beginning to swirl, as we descend into a maelstrom of despair and utter hopelessness. It almost is going into motion. Making me dizzy.

around and punoɹɐ

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:36 AM (NeFrd)

35 Are you kidding? Prozac takes Bob Ross.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 25, 2015 09:37 AM (xq1UY)

36 Posted by: naturalfake at November 25, 2015 09:35 AM (KUa85)


You sonofa........



*earworm at 9:43am. Gonna be a long day.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 09:37 AM (fWAjv)

37 Bob Ross suffered debilitating depression after Holiday Inn Corp. cancelled his contract to provide paintings for all Holiday Inn Express rooms. You can look it up.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at November 25, 2015 09:37 AM (22uju)

38 around and...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon


Showoff.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 25, 2015 09:37 AM (/Ho8c)

39 I'm probably 18 hours into Fallout 4 now, and I really don't feel like I've even scratched the surface of what the game is capable of.

So, it's been a good investment so far, but I really need some more radio stations.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:38 AM (V40IZ)

40 28 *unsheathes Anduril
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 09:31 AM (fWAjv)

*covers eyes*

Dude! Put it away and zip up fer crissakes!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:38 AM (kpqmD)

41 Rumors the stylized ISIS logo was designed by Bob Ross are unfounded and rated by Politifact as almost true.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at November 25, 2015 09:39 AM (22uju)

42 Well, I assume rdb is joking about this being one of Ross' works, but the point of art is to enjoy it, not attribution. So, nice find, rdb, even if unattributed.

Posted by: Caitlyn Gibs at November 25, 2015 09:40 AM (ZdSzs)

43 *unsheathes Anduril

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 09:31 AM (fWAjv)

Sooo. You're not Jewish then.

Posted by: Bruce at November 25, 2015 09:40 AM (8ikIW)

44
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:36 AM (NeFrd)
===========

I was going to ask you how you did that but then I thought if you told me, then I would try it and get it all messed up and land in the barrel. So don't tell me.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 25, 2015 09:40 AM (dFi94)

45 39 I'm probably 18 hours into Fallout 4 now, and I really don't feel like I've even scratched the surface of what the game is capable of.

So, it's been a good investment so far, but I really need some more radio stations.
Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:38 AM (V40IZ)

So it's good? I didn't have any intention of buying it since Fallout 3 blew goats, but I might reconsider.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:40 AM (kpqmD)

46
That painting makes it look like Lovecraftian Old Gods are waiting at the end of the trail.

Not a Bob Ross fan.

Posted by: troyriser at November 25, 2015 09:41 AM (cCEFD)

47 "Happy ISIS chemical attack"

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 25, 2015 09:41 AM (ppaKI)

48 ¡unɟ sᴉ sᴉɥʇ

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:42 AM (NeFrd)

49 I really ought to get dressed or something.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at November 25, 2015 09:42 AM (dFi94)

50 More than a Clinton
More than a Clinton to me.

Posted by: Huma Abedin, singing the BeeGee's greatest hits at November 25, 2015 09:42 AM (ZdSzs)

51 Bob Ross, the Kardashian of Art.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 25, 2015 09:42 AM (oVJmc)

52 Interestingly, "Fallout 4" is the code name the State Dept uses for Barky's foreign policy.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at November 25, 2015 09:43 AM (22uju)

53 If you didn't like Fallout 3, 4 may not be your cup of tea, either.

Though the new one feels much more open and sandboxy.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:43 AM (V40IZ)

54 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon


*rolls eyes*

Do you have to climb up on the ceiling? Yes, we're all impressed.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 25, 2015 09:43 AM (/Ho8c)

55 So don't tell me.


Posted by: grammie winger,


*****


Living on the edge. Flirting with danger. Surfing around the rim of the barrell without a care in the...whooops!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:44 AM (NeFrd)

56 Not the book thread but I've got to pimp another of Steven Pressfield's books, The Professional. When I first read it it was good but not my favorite of his works. It read more like a Clancy book with explaining tech detail. With the crap that's going on now in the region I realize how good it really is. Takes place 20 or so years into the future. I think he nails it on how we will be fighting in the future.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 09:44 AM (2d71x)

57 53 If you didn't like Fallout 3, 4 may not be your cup of tea, either.

Though the new one feels much more open and sandboxy.
Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:43 AM (V40IZ

Hmm. Maybe I'll Redbox it and give it a spin.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:44 AM (kpqmD)

58 Interesting choice. IMHO could have used a little 'mighty white brush' to lighten the atmosphere. Bob Ross is/was a treasure, but sometimes you need that old teutonic 'mighty white brush' to clear out the underbrush.

Giggling/snorting.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 09:44 AM (MIKMs)

59 Everybody remembers Bob Ross, nobody remembers William Alexander who came before him, with the creepy German accent.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 25, 2015 09:45 AM (oVJmc)

60 Do you have to climb up on the ceiling? Yes, we're all impressed.

Say "Hi" to SpiderPig while you're up there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 09:46 AM (LUgeY)

61 Jacques Pepin: A lot of wine.

I love Jacques Pepin. He has this cooking show on pbs and it makes everything look so easy and casual. Even when it's not.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 09:46 AM (lIU4e)

62 Everybody remembers Bob Ross, nobody remembers William Alexander who came before him, with the creepy German accent.

I remember both. Alexander was a superior painter IMHO, but I always enjoyed watching Ross more.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 25, 2015 09:47 AM (/Ho8c)

63 I believe it was the Bard of Avon who first spelled 'barrel' with two l's, I think it gives it a much rounder interpretation. Barrell.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:47 AM (NeFrd)

64 Everybody remembers Bob Ross, nobody remembers William Alexander who came before him, with the creepy German accent.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel

I do. I do!!! What do I win??/

Posted by: Bruce at November 25, 2015 09:47 AM (8ikIW)

65 Looks like a Green Goblin work from Spiderman.

My lawyers will be in touch.

Posted by: Norman Osborn at November 25, 2015 09:47 AM (NjiZL)

66 63 I believe it was the Bard of Avon who first spelled 'barrel' with two l's, I think it gives it a much rounder interpretation. Barrell.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:47 AM (NeFrd)


Pronounced buh-RELL.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:48 AM (kpqmD)

67 OK, these guys aren't the imagination limited assholes of American Chopper. Who were pathetic btw.

https://goo.gl/lZ4kCr

Posted by: maddogg at November 25, 2015 09:48 AM (xWW96)

68 If you're a non painter , watching the progression of smudges and scrapes of paint turn into a landscape is captivating. It got me into painting though not the Ross style.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 09:48 AM (2d71x)

69 Probably a plains thing but when I see green light and clouds like that its time to get under good cover before the hail storm starts.

Posted by: PaleRider at November 25, 2015 09:49 AM (1OLmv)

70 I do. I do!!! What do I win??/
Posted by: Bruce at November 25, 2015 09:47 AM (8ikIW)

Arthritis and cataracts.

Posted by: rebel flounder at November 25, 2015 09:49 AM (3dOE/)

71 I saw how you did that Muldoon.
I can read source html.

Now everybody will be trying it an the next thing you know the whole blog will be in the bearrull.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 09:49 AM (dbRIS)

72 No happy trees, but there is a headless horsemen lurking behind the spooky trees.
Bwahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 25, 2015 09:50 AM (NOIQH)

73 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:44 AM (kpqmD)

Do they even bother to write these games for the PC?

I used to enjoy the occasional game such as Half-Life, but I don't have a Xbox or whatever, and I have no desire to get one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 25, 2015 09:50 AM (Zu3d9)

74 Heads up! That squirrel has an M14.

Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2015 09:50 AM (UzPAd)

75 Arthritis and cataracts.

Posted by: rebel flounder

I've already got the arthritis, when do the cataracts arrive?
Or do I have to sign up for Prime?

Posted by: Bruce at November 25, 2015 09:50 AM (8ikIW)

76 Posted by: maddogg at November 25, 2015 09:48 AM (xWW96)

Why were they pathetic? Jr turned out some great themed bikes.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 09:51 AM (2d71x)

77 Ah yes. Pistol, Nym, Bardolph and Barrell. Falstaff's law firm.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 25, 2015 09:51 AM (xq1UY)

78 42 Well, I assume rdb is joking about this being one of Ross' works, but the point of art is to enjoy it, not attribution. So, nice find, rdb, even if unattributed.

Posted by: Caitlyn Gibs at November 25, 2015 09:40 AM (ZdSzs)

No, it is.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 09:52 AM (fWAjv)

79 Pronounced buh-RELL.

Posted by: Insomniac


*****

What's the difference between a tavern and an elephant fart?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:53 AM (NeFrd)

80 I'd do it, Insomniac.

The game can be kind of annoying until you get your first settlement up and running, so maybe five hours of play.

But the music "pop" radio station's pretty great for old music and some very clever originals (like Uranium Fever). And they pepper news about what you've been doing into the broadcasts.

Overall, there's just a lot of fun little things that make me smile. But I know it's not for everyone.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:53 AM (V40IZ)

81 73 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:44 AM (kpqmD)

Do they even bother to write these games for the PC?

I used to enjoy the occasional game such as Half-Life, but I don't have a Xbox or whatever, and I have no desire to get one.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 25, 2015 09:50 AM (Zu3d9)

Some, but not all. If you look games up on Amazon they'll usually list all the platforms a game is available for.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:53 AM (kpqmD)

82 Something about the colors - reminds me of Felwood. In Kalimdor.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at November 25, 2015 09:53 AM (56fVf)

83 Yeah CBD, I'm playing it on PC.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:54 AM (V40IZ)

84 Fangorn Forest

Posted by: Russkilitlover at November 25, 2015 09:54 AM (LJ80x)

85 Darn, I forgot the name -- Bill Alexander. He was a hoot because he made it look so easy. Ross did the same with a different personal style. My Dad did oils, so he adored the Alexander method. BTW both of them used the happy trees.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 09:54 AM (MIKMs)

86 BTW both of them used the happy trees.

Posted by: mustbequantum


Ja! Dis tree, zee iz zo hoppy!

Posted by: Bill Alexander at November 25, 2015 09:56 AM (/Ho8c)

87 ...so I guess Putin decided to shrug off the whole Turkey shooting down the plane thing, thankfully.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 09:57 AM (AkOaV)

88 Probably a plains thing but when I see green light and clouds like that its time to get under good cover before the hail storm starts.
Posted by: PaleRider at November 25, 2015 09:49 AM (1OLmv)
___________

I'd run for the basement myself. Tornado weather.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 09:57 AM (MIKMs)

89 Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:54 AM (V40IZ)

Ah....thanks!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 25, 2015 09:57 AM (Zu3d9)

90 Thanks, maddog. That was all kinds of awesome. Luved the kickstarter pedal.

And yeah, OCC were a bunch of hacks, even though they made some nice bikes. Go figure...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 09:59 AM (LUgeY)

91 I don't even own a console anymore. I think most of the good games are PC, too, with the only exceptions being XBone or PS4 exclusives.

So, that's most games. Now, if you're talking Mac or Linux, that's another issue. I'm really holding out hope that Steam can get everyone onboard with their push for Linux releases, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.

However, the Steam Controller is awesome once it's tweaked so that scratched any issue I had with not owning a console.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:59 AM (V40IZ)

92 Overall, there's just a lot of fun little things that make me smile. But I know it's not for everyone.
Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 09:53 AM (V40IZ)

All right. I won't hold Fallout 3 against Bethesda forever.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 09:59 AM (kpqmD)

93 In case I don't otherwise get the opportunity, Happy Thanksgiving, moron horde. That goes to you foreigners, too. Have a safe and happy time with family and friends.

Posted by: rebel flounder at November 25, 2015 10:00 AM (3dOE/)

94 ...so I guess Putin decided to shrug off the whole Turkey shooting down the plane thing, thankfully.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


Putin is going to send in the happy planes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 10:00 AM (FkBIv)

95 93 In case I don't otherwise get the opportunity, Happy Thanksgiving, moron horde. That goes to you foreigners, too. Have a safe and happy time with family and friends.
Posted by: rebel flounder at November 25, 2015 10:00 AM (3dOE/)

Back at ya!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (kpqmD)

96 Gone With The Wind is on AMC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (gf8BH)

97 88 Probably a plains thing but when I see green light and clouds like that its time to get under good cover before the hail storm starts.
Posted by: PaleRider at November 25, 2015 09:49 AM (1OLmv)
___________

I'd run for the basement myself. Tornado weather.

Posted by: mustbequantum
__________________

Time for a new trailer house.

Posted by: Furious George at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (3GAnN)

98
"Morning View From Sniper Hide - Dak To" 1969

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (gwpf+)

99 What an interesting use of the color green.

Brown and green. Huh.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 25, 2015 10:02 AM (q2o38)

100 I'd like to see Bob Ross on an episode of 'Sprockets.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 25, 2015 10:03 AM (oVJmc)

101 Back at ya!

That goes double. Having the kids and gkids over today for a pre-TG gathering. Real thing tomorrow at SIL#2's place.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 10:03 AM (LUgeY)

102 But where are the giant spawn-of-Shelob spiders?

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 10:04 AM (vIdH4)

103 If you go down to the woods today

You're sure of a big surprise.

If you go down to the woods today

You'd better go in disguise!



For every bear that ever there was

Will gather there for certain,

Because today's the day the

Teddy Bears have their picnic.


Posted by: naturalfake at November 25, 2015 09:35 AM (KUa85)


I think Anais Nin wrote a short story in that vein.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 25, 2015 10:04 AM (q2o38)

104 I like working on the day before Thanksgiving. Half the office is out, the atmosphere is casual, and they usually cut us loose early afternoon anyway. It'd be a waste of a vacation day unless I needed to travel.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 25, 2015 10:06 AM (ppaKI)

105 Bob Ross's work merits close study. For example, in his painting, 'Cabin In The Snow By The Lake With Happy Mountains', an up-close examination of the window ofthe cabin reveals a Satanic Black Mass in progress, complete with goat-head devil with barbed phallus depiction. Riveting stuff.

Posted by: troyriser at November 25, 2015 10:07 AM (cCEFD)

106 here is something you can possibly use; I just retired from 40 years of commercial fishing in S. E. Alaska, and moved to New Mexico. S.E.Ak is the home of 160 inches of rain a year and a swamp plant called Devil's Club. New Mexico is known for maybe 10 inches of rain and skin cancer from all the sun. You probably remember the pic of the Australian dude removing his artificial nose. Skin cancer. Devil's club is a gnarley, woody, branchy plant covered with stickers which fester when they break off in your arm. Modern medicine is starting to look at this plant, but the local Tlingit indians have had a relationship with it for a long time. My Tlingit grandfather, Chester James, kept a batch of devils club tea brewing on his stove and took a shot glass of it every day. He was 96 years old and his semi=mummified wife, Emma was at least 102, no one in the village really knew how old she was .The devils club is some kind of tonic, possibly related to ginsing, do not quote me on that. I did hear that it may have some dermatological properties, so I began swabbing some of the pure extract on a few small outbreaks of skin cancer that developed over the past several years. These are just the kind of cancers that they warn you to watch out for-one on my nose, my temple and one on the back of my neck.. They all dried up and fell off in 6 to 10 days . I have seen 2 of them recurring after a month or so , so just re-applied the juice morning and nite and they fell off again...Heal thyself. Works for me. Devils club. I am not making any kind of recommendation on drinking the stuff.

Posted by: yakima canutt at November 25, 2015 10:07 AM (MbH9O)

107
Cute Little Urchin: Golly mister, these woods are scary!

Searchlight Strangler: You think YOU'RE scared? I have to walk back to the van all by myself.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 25, 2015 10:08 AM (gwpf+)

108 I'm probably going to wait until the price comes down a bit before I get Fallout4.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at November 25, 2015 10:08 AM (own+w)

109 Why were they pathetic? Jr turned out some great themed bikes.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 09:51 AM (2d71x)


They are pathetic because they built the same damn bike over and over and changed the useless do-dads they hung on the unridable POS.

Posted by: maddogg at November 25, 2015 10:09 AM (xWW96)

110 Barack Obama recently dismissed ISIS as 'a bunch of killers with good social media' - and appears to have prompted a sickening response from the terror group which mocks US soldiers' suicide rates.

A new video released by the Islamists also claims the Prophet predicted 'Islam's enemies' would be destroyed by 'the flames of war' when the number of banners opposed to them - a reference to the international coalition - reached 80.

Currently, 60 nations officially oppose ISIS.
The video taunts America, urging the nation to 'bring it on' before adding 'your numbers only increase us in faith'.



http://tinyurl.com/nkl4b9y

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 10:09 AM (fWAjv)

111 Bob Ross, "Okay This Is My One Painting Without Happy Trees

Uh Uh Uh Ooohhh

Posted by: Bob "Fap" Ross at November 25, 2015 10:09 AM (DL2i+)

112 Off to the right, the sniper is clawing his eyes out from the mustard gas.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 25, 2015 10:09 AM (ppaKI)

113 Moonbat Actor Mark Ruffalo Says Obama Almost Worse Than Climate Change Deniers


Weasel Zippers

This guy makes bat shit crazy almost look sane?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:11 AM (gf8BH)

114 Giggling/snorting.
Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 09:44 AM (MIKMs)


Your choice of words is inspiring.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 25, 2015 10:12 AM (q2o38)

115 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 25, 2015 09:45 AM (oVJmc)

William Alexander! That's the guy whose painting the oils class I was given (someone at church won it in a raffle) was based on. It's been 30 years and I couldn't remember, although I still have the painting.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:12 AM (GDulk)

116 If walkers are attracted to things, there should be something that repulses them, no?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 25, 2015 10:12 AM (iQIUe)

117 Russia allows Russians to trash Turkey's Embassy in Moscow.

LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:13 AM (gf8BH)

118 Putin's happy planes will turn into sad planes real quick when they meet up with Mr. AIM-9 Sidewinder.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at November 25, 2015 10:13 AM (own+w)

119 Charles Muhammed passed out fliers calling for a national shopping
boycott during the holiday shopping seasons, to show the effect of no
minority money in the consumer stream.

You mean, EBT, SNAP, EITC, WIC to name a few.

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 10:14 AM (T3Tpd)

120 Oh my -listening to WaPo columnist Diana Milbank on Laura Ingraham (John Hindraker subbing) show (started after 10am hour I think) ---- Diana is SO annoying. Calling Trump a racist etc... Milbank really has personal issues.

Posted by: Baldy at November 25, 2015 10:15 AM (sEXjW)

121 Giggling/snorting.


The AoSHQ Style Guide, Vol. 7, pg. 478, section II, addendum 14-A states that the proper term to describe that particular reaction to a comment is "Snorfle."

This may or may not include coffee, tea, beer, Valu-Rite or other beverages.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 10:15 AM (LUgeY)

122 96 Gone With The Wind is on AMC
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (gf8BH)


..and all day, too.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at November 25, 2015 10:15 AM (NJMWm)

123 Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Brian Finch, with an NZT hangover at November 25, 2015 10:16 AM (vIdH4)

124 The Indians at the first Thanksgiving would have killed Bob Ross for painting them and stealing their spirits.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at November 25, 2015 10:17 AM (22uju)

125 What's the difference between a tavern and an elephant fart?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 09:53 AM


A fish.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 25, 2015 10:17 AM (pLwjI)

126 I think Putin will say a lot of stuff, but he needs to be able to have his navy transit the Straights of Bosporus to keep the supplies flowing to his forces deployed in Syria.

I think Turkey wants to shake him down for some more money to allow that to happen.

This isn't the predicate of WWIII; it's just business. Like in The Godfather.

Two gangsters vying over a little turf.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at November 25, 2015 10:17 AM (+1T7c)

127 Hindraker asked Diana Milbank about the incident with the black thug at Trump rally. John mentioned the video. Diana refused to consider it, only wanted to talk about what his friend personally witnessed, and saying it was whites beating up the black.

Posted by: Baldy at November 25, 2015 10:17 AM (sEXjW)

128 I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Quickbeam at November 25, 2015 10:18 AM (2WoCi)

129 I don't know what it says about my state of mind, but I kind of like the painting. I noticed the swirling effect, too

Posted by: Semilitterate at November 25, 2015 10:18 AM (x12JA)

130 116 If walkers are attracted to things, there should be something that repulses them, no?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 25, 2015 10:12 AM (iQIUe)


You mean like Whoopi Goldberg?

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 10:18 AM (vIdH4)

131 Putin's happy planes will turn into sad planes real quick when they meet up with Mr. AIM-9 Sidewinder.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert

This presumes that he'll seek air-to-air combat. he has other ways of reaching out and touching someone.

Either way, once he strikes at Turkish territory, we are faced with the main reason for NATO's existence; a member state being attacked by Russia.

Does anyone believe that NATO will do anything?

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 25, 2015 10:18 AM (326rv)

132 119 Charles Muhammed passed out fliers calling for a national shopping
boycott during the holiday shopping seasons, to show the effect of no
minority money in the consumer stream.

You mean, EBT, SNAP, EITC, WIC to name a few.
Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 10:14 AM (T3Tpd)



About 8 p.m., a car plowed through the group, driving partially on the sidewalk. One person was bumped, but nobody was hurt.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 10:18 AM (fWAjv)

133 96 Gone With The Wind is on AMC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (gf8BH)



..and all day, too.

Since I have no cable (sob /sac) I'll have to see if Roku, or my smart TV has that, probably not yet...

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 10:19 AM (T3Tpd)

134 It's actually a very good painting. Nice atmosphere.

Posted by: Corona at November 25, 2015 10:19 AM (ragzU)

135 No, no , it's all a matter of emphasis.

One is a bar-room

The other is a bar-ROOM!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 10:19 AM (NeFrd)

136 Gone With The Wind is on AMC
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (gf8BH)

..and all day, too.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at November 25, 2015 10:15 AM (NJMWm)

Oh yeah just noticed that.

Maybe the South will Rise Again!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:19 AM (gf8BH)

137 That Federalist article in the sidebar, "Luma Simms: Why We Should Resettle Refugees In Their Own Lands", is pretty good. Also check out the "Best" comment by the son of a Lebanese immigrant.

Posted by: despair at November 25, 2015 10:20 AM (VrdxH)

138 "Our beautiful soupy green forests are available year round for company picnics, nature hikes, and tearing the hearts out of soldiers from the Osgiliath garrison."

Posted by: from a Mordor tourism brochure at November 25, 2015 10:21 AM (vIdH4)

139 97 88 Probably a plains thing but when I see green light and clouds like that its time to get under good cover before the hail storm starts.
Posted by: PaleRider at November 25, 2015 09:49 AM (1OLmv)
___________

I'd run for the basement myself. Tornado weather.

Posted by: mustbequantum
__________________

Time for a new trailer house.
Posted by: Furious George



As certain as a redneck divorce.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:21 AM (hQt/L)

140 In case I don't otherwise get the opportunity, Happy Thanksgiving, moron
horde. That goes to you foreigners, too. Have a safe and happy time
with family and friends.

Posted by: rebel flounder at November 25, 2015 10:00 AM


You, too, flounder. May the Horde have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, with huge amounts of loved ones, food and adult beverages.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 25, 2015 10:22 AM (pLwjI)

141 Two Words :

Sweet Potato Pie


Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 10:22 AM (dbRIS)

142 Two days until the post-Thanksgiving news hole.

Anything that the White House wants to bury (but is required to be publicized) will occur on Friday.

Here is a list of possible announcements:
1. Hillary will be charged by the FBI with espionage.
2. The Russian plane was shot down by former detainees from GTMO.
3. The Benghazi attacks were conducted on intel taken from Hillary's home-brew server.
4. Joe Biden has early-stage Alzheimers.
5. In a secret deal with the Obama administration, 50,000 Syrian refugees were already allowed into the country last month under cover of darkness using UN Refugee assets and not U.S. assets.
6. Barack Obama has been separated from Michelle for over a year and is in a homosexual relationship with his former Pakistani roommate.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 25, 2015 10:23 AM (NjiZL)

143 Bob Ross paintings should be viewed with musical accompaniment to enhance the experience. Nine Inch Nails comes to mind.

Posted by: troyriser at November 25, 2015 10:23 AM (cCEFD)

144 Maybe the South will Rise Again!
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:19 AM (gf8BH)


Nope. The title is a spoiler, you see...

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 10:24 AM (lIU4e)

145 Hooray! Thanks, rdbrewer! You, sir, are a great American.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:24 AM (VAsIq)

146 Barack Obama has been separated from Michelle for
over a year and is in a homosexual relationship with his former
Pakistani roommate.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 25, 2015 10:23 AM


That two-timing little bitch!

Posted by: Reggie Love at November 25, 2015 10:24 AM (pLwjI)

147 If "Vic-we have no party" is here: Can you tell me which link shortener you use? Each link seems to be customized to the source, like "fnx" for a Fox News link. I'd like to try it.

Posted by: despair at November 25, 2015 10:25 AM (VrdxH)

148 Maybe the South will Rise Again!
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:19 AM (gf8BH)

Nope. The title is a spoiler, you see...
Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 10:24 AM (lIU4e)

You must be a G-D Damn Yankee, Maam

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:25 AM (gf8BH)

149 Arent Speilberg and Streisand getting Medal of Freedom awards for the tens of millons of dollars if not hundreds of millions they gave to the donk party?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 25, 2015 10:26 AM (iQIUe)

150 You know, I'll bet a lot of rapes occur in that forest. And what's more, Bob Ross probably knew that when he painted it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 10:27 AM (vIdH4)

151 Dear Backwards Boy: But shouldn't the action take the 'ing' as an action?

Snorfling.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 10:27 AM (MIKMs)

152 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 25, 2015 10:23 AM (NjiZL)

Your number 5 reminds me, is there any way ro confirm the story about 150 passengers from Mexico somehow not going through customs on arrival at JFK(?) Airport? There's no way that many people cpuld have avoided customs without some sort of official help, so who are they?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:29 AM (GDulk)

153 Your number 5 reminds me, is there any way ro confirm the story about 150 passengers from Mexico somehow not going through customs on arrival at JFK(?) Airport? There's no way that many people cpuld have avoided customs without some sort of official help, so who are they?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:29 AM (GDulk)


Actually it's kinda true, but the actually number was around 13

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:30 AM (gf8BH)

154 You must be a G-D Damn Yankee, Maam



Damn yankee is one that comes and visits.
God damn yankee is one that stays.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:30 AM (hQt/L)

155 Bob Ross had a sideline career painting cover art for metal albums. Mountains of happy skulls and rivers of happy blood.

True fact!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 25, 2015 10:30 AM (HiXF9)

156 No, Syria. I guess I should more accurately say where Putin claims the attack originated.

Call me crazy but I'm not inclined to believe anything Putin or Erdogan says.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 09:27 AM (/tuJf)

I read yesterday that Erdogan and Putin might be talking about the same area, even though one calls it Syria and the other Turkey.

Apparently that little finger of land was given to Turkey way back when, like after one of the wars or something, and Syria never recognized or accepted the decision.

So it might have been "Turkish" territory, but Putin might be agreeing with Assad that it's still "Syrian" territory.

Also, another report says the Russian jet was over "Turkish" territory for exactly 17 seconds before it was shot down. That's not even enough time to give someone a chance to fix the problem.

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 10:33 AM (C3E0x)

157 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:30 AM (gf8BH)

Good to know it was fewer, but the overarching concern remains. Who arranged for them to be removed at the tarmac and where are they from?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:33 AM (GDulk)

158 Poison....gas....from treeeeeees

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:33 AM (VAsIq)

159 Your number 5 reminds me, is there any way ro confirm the story about 150 passengers from Mexico somehow not going through customs on arrival at JFK(?) Airport? There's no way that many people cpuld have avoided customs without some sort of official help, so who are they?
----------------
It sounded to me like the plane went to a domestic gate instead of international?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:33 AM (kXzR8)

160 Thats a very underwater shade of green.
And this, in many ways, is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at November 25, 2015 10:34 AM (k8tEg)

161 Did someone say Barsoom?!

Posted by: John Carter was a far... traveler at November 25, 2015 10:34 AM (Jdgwe)

162 Alternate title "forest viewed through AN/PVS-14 night vision monacle"

Posted by: Kilo6 at November 25, 2015 10:36 AM (jWPU7)

163 It sounded to me like the plane went to a domestic gate instead of international?
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:33 AM (kXzR


No I don't think so...what happened was it was only 13 people and they were either directed or just followed the crew to a non-checked pathway.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:36 AM (gf8BH)

164 136 Gone With The Wind is on AMC
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (gf8BH)

Tell me if they pixiated the Confederate flags in the film. It's for the children.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 25, 2015 10:36 AM (u0lmX)

165 Also, another report says the Russian jet was over "Turkish" territory for exactly 17 seconds before it was shot down. That's not even enough time to give someone a chance to fix the problem.


As someone else said earlier about Russia shooting down passenger jet KAL 007, "Airspace, bitch".

Can't claim airspace and shoot down a passenger jet, then whine when your military jet is shot down while violating someone else's.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:37 AM (hQt/L)

166 Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:33 AM (kXzR

If you are correct, it would be stupid but comprehensible. I thought I'd read that the people were removed on the tarmac which would require an order from somewhere to change SOP.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:37 AM (GDulk)

167 Mark Ruffalo is one of those folks that if it wasn't for acting, he would be the filthy guy downtown ranting about how the Masons poisoned the supply of toothpaste in order to prevent Ted Danson from winning the blue ribbon at the 2015 Iowa State Fair's Best Muffin competition.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 25, 2015 10:37 AM (ppaKI)

168 Shnikies crap. This really is by him. So he really could paint?

Mind blown.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 10:37 AM (E5UB0)

169 The South's Too Fat To Rise Again.

Great song from Nashville Pussy. And, you know, true.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 10:37 AM (V40IZ)

170 Posted by: maddogg at November 25, 2015 10:09 AM (xWW96)

I beg to differ. They had a lot of innovations over the years necessary to create the themes they were going for. They always had bad as wheels. They rarely used stock tanks. Finally if you don't like the bikes that's fine but to hate on them personally is weak. They are an example of the American dream and they always were grateful and gave back. Especially to the military.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 10:38 AM (2d71x)

171 I like it. I can't believe he had actual artistic talent. That is amazing.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 10:38 AM (E5UB0)

172 Dear Backwards Boy: But shouldn't the action take the 'ing' as an action?

Snorfling.


You are correct. "I snorfled" would also be a perfectly acceptable form. The transitive post-mortem personal possessive, I believe it is called.

See also, "to snorfle."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 10:38 AM (LUgeY)

173 Gone With The Wind is on AMC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:01 AM (gf8BH)



Tell me if they pixiated the Confederate flags in the film. It's for the children.





Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at November 25, 2015 10:36 AM (u0lmX)

Maybe like watching the TV version of "Blazing Saddles" Large parts just removed....

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 10:39 AM (T3Tpd)

174 I remember growing up watching him pat crap on a canvas and thinking, "this guy is a bozo. How did he get this gig?"

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 10:39 AM (E5UB0)

175 147
If "Vic-we have no party" is here: Can you tell me which link shortener
you use? Each link seems to be customized to the source, like "fnx" for a
Fox News link. I'd like to try it.

Posted by: despair at November 25, 2015 10:25 AM (VrdxH)

I use Bitly, it seems to work for almost everyone.


https://bitly.com/

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 25, 2015 10:40 AM (t2KH5)

176 Atlanta is burning along with King Kong's Set

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:40 AM (gf8BH)

177 If Bob Ross could become an artist, maybe Bruce Jenner really is a woman.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 10:40 AM (E5UB0)

178 Gone With The Wind is on AMC

Frankly, my dear...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 25, 2015 10:40 AM (xq1UY)

179 Damn yankee is one that comes and visits.
God damn yankee is one that stays.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:30 AM (hQt/L)

I didn't ASK to be born up north!!!!

(hangs head)

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (C3E0x)

180 The NY Daily News article (link in nic) says "inadvertently directed to the domestic terminal", but I guess they mean on foot, not the plane itself.

It makes it clear that it was 150 initially, 144 came back when called by the airline, the 6 who didn't are US passport holders.

How the hell does this happen in NYC?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (kXzR8)

181 So are we having a a gray-box get-together for divorced, un/underemployed bitter middle-aged men tomorrow? BYOV-U-R? I just got "paid," so there's a half-gallon of Kentucky Gentleman somewhere just itchin' to be abused.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (vgIRn)

182 Sweet Potato Pie .

===

blech

might as well make it out of turnips

Posted by: Bigby's Butterfingers at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (3ZtZW)

183 158 Poison....gas....from treeeeeees
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:33 AM (VAsIq)

Hey, that was my idea!

Posted by: M. Night Shamalamadingdong at November 25, 2015 10:42 AM (kpqmD)

184 Bob Ross was quick. He could crank those things out in a hour. If he sold each one for fidy bucks he could make money.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 10:42 AM (dbRIS)

185 Snorfling.

You are correct. "I snorfled" would also be a perfectly acceptable form. The transitive post-mortem personal possessive, I believe it is called.


Inner city snorfling.
Hebe. Shebe. Yoube. Snorfling.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:42 AM (hQt/L)

186 I was always amazed when I watched Bob Ross paint. He'd have something that looked pretty good to me on the canvas, then he'd do something to completely "ruin" it, only to do one or two minor things to the mess that made it a hundred times better than the one I thought was good.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:43 AM (VAsIq)

187 How the hell does this happen in NYC?
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (kXzR


Top Men!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:43 AM (gf8BH)

188 As someone else said earlier about Russia shooting down passenger jet KAL 007, "Airspace, bitch".

Can't claim airspace and shoot down a passenger jet, then whine when your military jet is shot down while violating someone else's.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:37 AM (hQt/L)

I dunno, connecting this incident with something that happened in the early /mid 1980's seems a bit of a stretch.

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 10:43 AM (C3E0x)

189 >>Apparently that little finger of land was given to Turkey way back when, like after one of the wars or something, and Syria never recognized or accepted the decision

That's the problem with disputes in this part of the world. In some cases they are still fighting over territory that has been in contention for centuries. There's a reason there are so many ethnic Turks in Crimea for example.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 10:44 AM (/tuJf)

190 Bob Ross once shot a man in Reno just to.....

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at November 25, 2015 10:44 AM (22uju)

191 Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (kXzR

That was my big question. Who had them be removed from the plane before reaching the terminal, and why? I'm vaguely surprised they still have the ladders and stuff to do tarmac debarcations.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:44 AM (GDulk)

192 Hey, that was my idea!

Posted by: M. Night Shamalamadingdong

Heh. No, your idea was to have SURPRISE TWIST in every single film, to the point where no one was surprised anymore, and merely twisted in embarrassment.

I liked Unbreakable!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:45 AM (VAsIq)

193 Sweet Potato Pie .

===

blech

might as well make it out of turnips


You've never had a good one, eh?

The local Seventh Day Adventist hospital down here (to whom I owe my current life and relative good health) makes the best holiday pies I've ever had. For sale to the public. It's one of the best-kept secrets in these here parts.

I try to get at least one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 10:46 AM (LUgeY)

194 I dunno, connecting this incident with something that happened in the early /mid 1980's seems a bit of a stretch.

Posted by: Blano

Very true. All actions must be connected to medieval crusades.

Posted by: Pres'nt Obama at November 25, 2015 10:46 AM (VAsIq)

195 HULK LIKE GREEN. Oh... good art makes me calm. Thank you for changing me back from the hulk.

Posted by: Bruce Banner at November 25, 2015 10:46 AM (E5UB0)

196 180 How the hell does this happen in NYC?

Posted by: BNB at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (kXzR

Recall that when Scankles was a Senator for NY and Demoncraps controlled both houses she pushed through a bill that took security checks from a private contractor and turned it over to union government workers.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at November 25, 2015 10:47 AM (t2KH5)

197 Artist John Poppleton combines his love of painting and his knowledge of photography to create stunning landscapes that glow under black light. But the cynosure of his work isn't the painting itself, it's the unusual canvas he paints on - the human body.


http://tinyurl.com/ooj4fel


trippy

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 10:48 AM (fWAjv)

198 I don't read comics. How did the Hulk get his name? He seems too stupid to have named himself the Hulk. Did someone call him a hulk and he liked it?

Posted by: Bruce Banner at November 25, 2015 10:48 AM (E5UB0)

199 Bob Ross. He has a following around the world even through he has been dead for 20 years. I have seen him on Turkish or eastern European TV in some odd corners of the world.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 25, 2015 10:49 AM (XgfBI)

200 That was my big question. Who had them be removed from the plane before reaching the terminal, and why? I'm vaguely surprised they still have the ladders and stuff to do tarmac debarcations.
------------
I took it to mean "took the wrong hallway" in the terminal, not disembarking on the tarmac.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:49 AM (kXzR8)

201 OK art critics, I gotta go do stuff, which may or may not include a trip to the liquor store.

Y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Try and behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2015 10:49 AM (LUgeY)

202 I bet there are fairies dancing around a campfire just ahead. Winning!
C. Sheen

Posted by: Eromero at November 25, 2015 10:50 AM (b+df9)

203 You must be a G-D Damn Yankee, Maam
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:25 AM (gf8BH)


Bite your tongue! I most certainly am not.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 10:50 AM (lIU4e)

204 I thought Unbreakable was a much better movie than critics gave it credit for.

Though, ultimately, M. Knight is a one-trick pony.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 10:51 AM (V40IZ)

205 I use Bitly, it seems to work for almost everyone.

https://bitly.com/


Thank you, sir.

Posted by: despair at November 25, 2015 10:51 AM (VrdxH)

206 Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 10:42 AM (dbRIS)

The speed was considered revolutionary when he started the Bob Ross Method. Usually a "quick" oil painting took about a week because of needing to let the paint dry between layers, while he contended that a relaxed view of the end result (it only needed to be pleasant, not perfect) and not worrying about showing fine detail meant that a normal person could persue painting as a hobby in their limited free time. There's a reason he didn't do portraits and "fine" art, but there was no doubt he certainly was a competent painter.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:51 AM (GDulk)

207 I don't read comics. How did the Hulk get his name? He seems too stupid to have named himself the Hulk. Did someone call him a hulk and he liked it?

Posted by: Bruce Banner

It was bestowed on him by the press, I believe. Hulk was too dumb to come up with something better.

Also, comics are pretty dumb, especially with regards to names. "Bruce Banner" "Peter Parker" "Lois Lane" "Clark Kent"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:52 AM (VAsIq)

208 @181 Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains

..so there's a half-gallon of Kentucky Gentleman somewhere just itchin' to be abused.


Beat me, slap me, make me write bad checks!

Posted by: half-gallon of Kentucky Gentleman at November 25, 2015 10:53 AM (XgfBI)

209 198 I don't read comics. How did the Hulk get his name? He seems too stupid to have named himself the Hulk. Did someone call him a hulk and he liked it?

Posted by: Bruce Banner at November 25, 2015 10:48 AM (E5UB0)

Coined by soldiers looking for him.

"Fan out, men! We've got to find that -- that Hulk!"

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 10:53 AM (fWAjv)

210 I don't care about NYC as long as the attacks happen on the holidays. I won't be there then.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 10:53 AM (E5UB0)

211 Before Bob Ross was John Gnagy.

http://bit.ly/1lhV9sL


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 10:53 AM (FkBIv)

212 Sweet Potato Pie .
===
blech might as well make it out of turnips
Posted by: Bigby's Butterfingers at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (3ZtZW)

There's your damn yankee!!!

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 10:54 AM (lIU4e)

213 Also, comics are pretty dumb, especially with regards to names. "Bruce Banner" "Peter Parker" "Lois Lane" "Clark Kent"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:52 AM (VAsIq)


And my favorite: Pepper Potts.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 10:54 AM (vIdH4)

214 Before Bob Ross was John Gnagy.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.

And before John Gnagy was...me!

Posted by: Poo-painting Proto Human at November 25, 2015 10:54 AM (VAsIq)

215 Gone With The Wind--it's worth watching to see Prissy say "fuck you" to Scarlet under her breath....

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 25, 2015 10:54 AM (hqZPQ)

216 One thing about visiting Chicago the other day was that I found their hipsters rather quaint.

They miss the first rule of being a hipster: don't look like you're trying.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 10:54 AM (V40IZ)

217 Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:49 AM (kXzR

Well, that would seem more likely and I could down-grade my concern from weird orders to "Ack, stupid!" so I hope you're right and I nust misread it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 10:55 AM (GDulk)

218 Gone With The Wind--it's worth watching to see Prissy say "fuck you" to Scarlet under her breath....


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie


Don't think I've seen that part....

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 25, 2015 10:56 AM (/Ho8c)

219 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA
--------------------------------------------
Thanks. And in return, here's a funny Kibo 'special show' that includes the Hulk:

http://www.kibo.com/kibofic/special_show_7_xmas.shtml

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 10:56 AM (E5UB0)

220
Barack Obama has been separated from Michelle for

over a year and is in a homosexual relationship with his former

Pakistani roommate.


What's wrong with that?

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at November 25, 2015 10:56 AM (AM+If)

221 Ok horde. Horde source knowledge needed.
Wife is receiving a call every morning at the same time from 202-631-8939.

I just called it back and got a "The number you dialed is not a working number".

WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:56 AM (hQt/L)

222 There's a great book called The League of Regrettable Superheroes about some of the lamest heroes ever created. There are some pretty great duds in there.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at November 25, 2015 10:57 AM (VAsIq)

223 181 So are we having a a gray-box get-together for divorced, un/underemployed bitter middle-aged men tomorrow? BYOV-U-R? I just got "paid," so there's a half-gallon of Kentucky Gentleman somewhere just itchin' to be abused.
Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at November 25, 2015 10:41 AM (vgIRn)

Heh. I'll be around until dinner time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 10:57 AM (kpqmD)

224 @216 Chupacabra

"They miss the first rule of being a hipster: don't look like you're trying."


I thought the first rule was "don't spill the coffee on the customers when giving them their change?"

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 25, 2015 10:57 AM (XgfBI)

225 218 Gone With The Wind--it's worth watching to see Prissy say "fuck you" to Scarlet under her breath....


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

Don't think I've seen that part....



Editors cut.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:58 AM (hQt/L)

226 That was my big question. Who had them be removed from the plane before reaching the terminal, and why? I'm vaguely surprised they still have the ladders and stuff to do tarmac debarcations.
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I took it to mean "took the wrong hallway" in the terminal, not disembarking on the tarmac.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:49 AM (kXzR

So how does one stop a terrorist from doing that on purpose??

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 10:58 AM (C3E0x)

227 >>Wife is receiving a call every morning at the same time from 202-631-8939.

>>I just called it back and got a "The number you dialed is not a working number".

Well 202 is a DC area code so I would say the claim of not working to be accurate.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 10:58 AM (/tuJf)

228 @221

Caller ID spoofing.

Doesn't help much, I know.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 10:59 AM (dbRIS)

229 I just peed myself. You call me stupid, but that's why I wear dark suits.

Posted by: Joey Biden at November 25, 2015 10:59 AM (22uju)

230 You are correct. "I snorfled" would also be a perfectly acceptable form. The transitive post-mortem personal possessive, I believe it is called.


I would never presume to attempt the personal possessive post-mortem awesomeness that is Buzzion.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 10:59 AM (MIKMs)

231 If walkers are attracted to things, there should be something that repulses them, no?

-
Walkers, huh? Yoko may have finally found her audience.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 25, 2015 10:59 AM (IWLe1)

232 rick- I googled it and this was the first comment on the first link: "The number has been on my caller id for some time now - i finally answered it... Supposedly i got selected to receive a $7k grant from the federal govt from a program in 2009 that obama set in place. BUT... you have to call the financial dept with an approval number they give you... but here is the thing that got me - they won't ask for bank info and they won't send you a check to your home address (which they already have) they HAVE to send it through a walmart money gram.. I told her tha it sounded sketchy to me for the federal govt to send that way and she hung up on me.... I don't plan on calling the finance dept..."

Yes, I am incredibly bored at "work" this morning...

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:59 AM (kXzR8)

233 I just ran 202-632-8939 through a reverse phone look up and it appears, not surprisingly, to be spam.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 11:00 AM (/tuJf)

234 I just called it back and got a "The number you dialed is not a working number".



WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:56 AM


SO WHO WAS PHONE?!!11!!!!

Posted by: Reggie Love at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM (pLwjI)

235 >>Caller ID spoofing.

I'm tired of all these places using local numbers now...I get fooled into answering them even though I should know better.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM (lIU4e)

236 OH YOU GUYS!!! I am so blessed!! My daughter who lives in Albuquerque surprised me and drove up yesterday for Thanksgiving! We haven't been able to spend a holiday together in years! Her and my youngest daughter plotted for over a month and I never even had a hint what they were up to. I'm so happy right now!!!

Posted by: jewells45 at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM (l/N7H)

237 Green haze... what's the over/under on how much maryjane the poor sap smoked in his lifetime?

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM (Dj0WE)

238 I snorfled.
I am snorfling.
I will be snorfling.
I will have snorfled.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (kpqmD)

239 rick- I googled it and this was the first comment on the first link: "The number has been on my caller id for some time now - i finally answered it... Supposedly i got selected to receive a $7k grant from the federal govt from a program in 2009 that obama set in place. BUT... you have to call the financial dept with an approval number they give you... but here is the thing that got me - they won't ask for bank info and they won't send you a check to your home address (which they already have) they HAVE to send it through a walmart money gram.. I told her tha it sounded sketchy to me for the federal govt to send that way and she hung up on me.... I don't plan on calling the finance dept..."

Yes, I am incredibly bored at "work" this morning...


Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:59 AM (kXzR

Found the same thing.

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (C3E0x)

240 You must be a G-D Damn Yankee, Maam
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 10:25 AM (gf8BH)

Bite your tongue! I most certainly am not.
Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 10:50 AM (lIU4e)

Then I profoundly apologize and beg forgiveness

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (gf8BH)

241 Is anyone else getting Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani/whoinHellknows "microsoft tech support calls? We get at least one a week.

Posted by: Blue Hen at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (326rv)

242 rick- I googled it and this was the first comment on the first link: "The number has been on my caller id for some time now - i finally answered it... Supposedly i got selected to receive a $7k grant from the federal govt from a program in 2009 that obama set in place. BUT... you have to call the financial dept with an approval number they give you... but here is the thing that got me - they won't ask for bank info and they won't send you a check to your home address (which they already have) they HAVE to send it through a walmart money gram.. I told her tha it sounded sketchy to me for the federal govt to send that way and she hung up on me.... I don't plan on calling the finance dept..."

Yes, I am incredibly bored at "work" this morning...



Thank you! I figured it was something sketchy. Wife is taking some online classes. Then out of nowhere, this call keeps popping up.

I'd love to figure out how to get a working number that when people call back, they get the out of service recording.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (hQt/L)

243 Posted by: jewells45 at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM

Awwwww.....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 25, 2015 11:03 AM (pLwjI)

244 221 Ok horde. Horde source knowledge needed.
Wife is receiving a call every morning at the same time from 202-631-8939.

I just called it back and got a "The number you dialed is not a working number".

WTF?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:56 AM (hQt/L)

Scam.

Something about a 7k loan from .gov yadda yadda yadda.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:03 AM (fWAjv)

245 good morning everyone

Posted by: chemjeff at November 25, 2015 11:03 AM (uZNvH)

246 Caller ID..

My 'phone is for me to make outgoing calls. Not to accept incoming calls. All the people I call are in my contact list, and incoming calls from people not in my contact list are ignored.

It is very rare that I accept an unknown incoming call, and it is always a wrong number.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:03 AM (dbRIS)

247 Posted by: jewells45 at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM (l/N7H)

That's awesome Jewells. Sometimes letting them live pays off in very sweet ways .

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 11:03 AM (GDulk)

248 OH YOU GUYS!!! I am so blessed!! My daughter who
lives in Albuquerque surprised me and drove up yesterday for
Thanksgiving! We haven't been able to spend a holiday together in
years! Her and my youngest daughter plotted for over a month and I never
even had a hint what they were up to. I'm so happy right now!!!

Posted by: jewells45


I am glad for your joy. May you have a wonderful time together.

Posted by: Moderate Salami, weeping for our dead Republic at November 25, 2015 11:03 AM (/Ho8c)

249 Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 10:56 AM (hQt/L)

googled it. some kind of scam. they're spoofing a DC number claiming to be from the treasury department and they want to give you a $7000 money order.

My Nigerian prince friend says it's a good deal though, so you never know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:04 AM (AkOaV)

250 Caller ID spoofing.

I'm tired of all these places using local numbers now...I get fooled into answering them even though I should know better.
Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM (lIU4e)


me to and of all these unsolicited calls from overseas pharmacies and fake utility companies and the such...I now ask them ( and pardon my language) if they give good blow jobs, or do their mother's give better? Seems to work sometimes.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:04 AM (gf8BH)

251 And what are those spoof numbers usually calling about? For me it's typically about my car warranty or a home security system.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 25, 2015 11:05 AM (z/Ubi)

252 >>Posted by: jewells45 at November 25, 2015 11:01 AM

Now that's a great surprise. Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 11:05 AM (/tuJf)

253 I snorfled.
I am snorfling.
I will be snorfling.
I will have snorfled.



Ich schnorfle.
Ich bin am Schnorfeln.
Ich werde schnorfeln.
Ich werde geschnorfelt haben.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 11:05 AM (1xUj/)

254 I'd love to figure out how to get a working number that when people call back, they get the out of service recording.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (hQt/L)

they spoof the number. They're not actually calling you from that number.

They're probably an overseas call center using phone number spoofing softphones to call people.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:05 AM (AkOaV)

255 So... Wildwood lied, and now is using that fragment of the Illearth Stone on behalf of the Garroting Deep.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 25, 2015 11:06 AM (6KGNX)

256 How's Chicago doing this morning? I bet it's the first time people are hoping for a week long blizzard .

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:06 AM (2d71x)

257 Caller ID..

My 'phone is for me to make outgoing calls. Not to accept incoming calls. All the people I call are in my contact list, and incoming calls from people not in my contact list are ignored.

It is very rare that I accept an unknown incoming call, and it is always a wrong number.



Amen!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:06 AM (hQt/L)

258 Awesome jewels!


*there go your leftovers

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:06 AM (fWAjv)

259 Then I profoundly apologize and beg forgiveness
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (gf8BH)


As well you should : )

251 And what are those spoof numbers usually calling about

I got one the other night who wanted me to answer a survey of some sort...

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:07 AM (lIU4e)

260 - they won't ask for bank info and they won't send you a check to your home address (which they already have) they HAVE to send it through a walmart money gram.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 10:59 AM (kXzR


Yeah, this is a scam and it works like this: they'll propose send you a "walmart money gram" for $10K, and then ask you to wire them the $3K difference. Wire transfers are pretty much like taking cash out of the till, the money is immediately gone from your account, not like writing a check or doing one of those ACH transactions which may take days to complete. So the scammers get your money immediately, and the "wal mart money gram" will turn out to be, get this, fake.

So there you are.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 11:07 AM (vIdH4)

261 jewells that is great news!!

Posted by: chemjeff at November 25, 2015 11:07 AM (uZNvH)

262 I was under the impression these days the only purpose for a landline is so little old ladies could get spam calls several times a week, and call their children at least once a day to talk about the spam calls they get.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:07 AM (Dj0WE)

263 I snorfled.
I am snorfling.
I will be snorfling.
I will have snorfled.



Je snorfle.
Je fait de la snorfe.
Je vais snorfer.
Je vais avais fait de la snorfe.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 11:08 AM (1xUj/)

264 I was an artist too, when can I have an art thread?

Posted by: John Wayne Gaycy at November 25, 2015 11:09 AM (AM+If)

265 I'm happy for you, jewels! Nothing like having the kidlets want to spend time with you.

Posted by: fly gal at November 25, 2015 11:09 AM (8TdcF)

266 Ich bien ein snorfler.

I watch people draw, paint, sketch and do art. It seems to me they can visualize the thing before they start.

When I look at a blank piece of paper, that's all I see, the blank piece of paper.

So draw shapes, cube, cone, box, line, circle. Now I have shapes on a plane. er.. I mean on paper, and then what?

It's like calculus, you do this and you do that and you have a new collection of meaningless symbols.

Pie are round, not square.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:09 AM (dbRIS)

267 Middlest and Littlest Kidlets had a sleepover at a friend's house last night. I was bribed to allow it by the peomise that they would come home with 1) a pecan pie and b) the knowledge of how to make more pecan pies. I await the results with hunger.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 11:10 AM (GDulk)

268 #BlackFriday'sMatter


http://tinyurl.com/pqgrf57


A flash mob hit a designer store in Georgetown Tuesday evening and stole $13,000 worth of items, according to D.C. Police.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. at the Diesel store in the 3000 block of M Street NW. A large group of young people went into the store and grabbed several items off the racks, according to a police report. They stole four leather jackets, costing about $800, and an additional $12,000 worth of merchandise.

The incident comes after a group of merchants in Georgetown ended its use of a private messaging service that many retailers, residents and police officers had used to talk about people they thought were suspicious. There were concerns that the service was being used to racially profile people.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:10 AM (fWAjv)

269 The scam I think worked the best was the email from the friend stuck in Europe / Africa / Asia who was robbed and needed a few bucks to get back home.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:10 AM (2d71x)

270
262 I was under the impression these days the only purpose for a landline is so little old ladies could get spam calls several times a week, and call their children at least once a day to talk about the spam calls they get.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:07 AM (Dj0WE)


They spam call cell phone numbers too

Posted by: Buzzion at November 25, 2015 11:10 AM (z/Ubi)

271 253 I snorfled.
I am snorfling.
I will be snorfling.
I will have snorfled.


Ich schnorfle.
Ich bin am Schnorfeln.
Ich werde schnorfeln.
Ich werde geschnorfelt haben.



Schnorflewerber?
Schnorflegruber?
Schnorferwerfer?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:11 AM (hQt/L)

272 Yakima Canutt @ 106- Devils Club
One of my Lodge Brothers retired from AF in Alaska swears by it! He's trying to propagate it here in ETEX.

Posted by: Eromero at November 25, 2015 11:11 AM (b+df9)

273 262 I was under the impression these days the only purpose for a landline is so little old ladies could get spam calls several times a week, and call their children at least once a day to talk about the spam calls they get.
--------------
And presidential primary polling

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 11:11 AM (kXzR8)

274 So the scammers get your money immediately, and the "wal mart money gram" will turn out to be, get this, fake.

So there you are.
Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 11:07 AM (vIdH4)

Fake?!?!

Why I never!!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:12 AM (AkOaV)

275 Al Sharpton Asks Christians To Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

Weasel Zippers

Why? Do they make good maids?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:12 AM (gf8BH)

276 I snorfled.
I am snorfling.
I will be snorfling.
I will have snorfled.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 25, 2015 11:02 AM (kpqmD)
________

Conjugation is discrimination. I have been microagressed by conjugational discrimination. Probably a privilege macroaggression in there as well.

(Is that like conjunction junction function?)

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 11:12 AM (MIKMs)

277 The scam I think worked the best was the email from the friend stuck in Europe / Africa / Asia who was robbed and needed a few bucks to get back home.



I'd know that was a scam toot sweet.
None of my friends can afford to go to Europe.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:12 AM (hQt/L)

278 It's like calculus, you do this and you do that and you have a new collection of meaningless symbols.

In grad school I had to take a calculus course for liberal arts refugees. Just pass/fail, but you had to pass it.

I had no idea what I was doing. Just applying rules with brute force, first derivative, second derivative...just to get to the next number.

I was actually sitting taking the final when it hit me, "oh, I'm finding the tangent and the area under the curve".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 11:13 AM (1xUj/)

279 Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 11:10 AM (GDulk)

Yeah Pie!!!!!!

Posted by: Homer Simpson ... at November 25, 2015 11:13 AM (jnAIZ)

280 Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 11:13 AM (1xUj/)

Do you remember the acronym?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:14 AM (2d71x)

281 When spammers call, start whispering and asking if they can hear you. Then blast an air horn into the microphone.

They won't call back.

Posted by: Danger Girl at November 25, 2015 11:14 AM (DKgtk)

282 Why? Do they make good maids?

That would sure shut pajama boy up in a hurry.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 11:15 AM (kXzR8)

283 Do you remember the acronym?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky



I do not.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 11:15 AM (1xUj/)

284 Trump must be scaring a lot of liberals because all the liberals on FB have nothing better to do than going after Trump?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:15 AM (gf8BH)

285 Yeah, this is a scam and it works like this: they'll propose send you a "walmart money gram" for $10K, and then ask you to wire them the $3K difference. Wire transfers are pretty much like taking cash out of the till, the money is immediately gone from your account, not like writing a check or doing one of those ACH transactions which may take days to complete. So the scammers get your money immediately, and the "wal mart money gram" will turn out to be, get this, fake.


They want $3k from me, they had better wire me the $10k first.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:16 AM (hQt/L)

286 262 I was under the impression these days the only purpose for a landline is so little old ladies could get spam calls several times a week, and call their children at least once a day to talk about the spam calls they get.
--------------
And presidential primary polling
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at November 25, 2015 11:11 AM (kXzR


Oh, I believe those calls fall well within the definition of spam calls.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:16 AM (Dj0WE)

287 There's that other scam where someone is buying something you are selling. You are selling it for $300 and oops they accidentally wrote out the check for $500. Just give them the extra money back. Then the check bounces and you are out $200 plus the item you were selling.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 25, 2015 11:16 AM (z/Ubi)

288 >>Al Sharpton Asks Christians To Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

I was under the impression that Thanksgiving was a holiday for Americans of all stripes. Is Sharpton saying that Muslim Americans aren't really Americans?

Or is he just a fucking idiot?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 11:16 AM (/tuJf)

289 275 Al Sharpton Asks Christians To Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

Weasel Zippers

Why? Do they make good maids?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:12 AM (gf8BH)

What wine pairs well with the ham?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (fWAjv)

290 The incident comes after a group of merchants in Georgetown ended its use of a private messaging service that many retailers, residents and police officers had used to talk about people they thought were suspicious. There were concerns that the service was being used to racially profile people.

LOL.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (6KGNX)

291 Al Sharpton Asks Christians To Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

I was under the impression that Thanksgiving was a holiday for Americans of all stripes. Is Sharpton saying that Muslim Americans aren't really Americans?

Or is he just a fucking idiot?



Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (hQt/L)

292 What wine pairs well with the ham?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (fWAjv)


Must be that there Kosher Wine?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (gf8BH)

293 I get more spam calls on my cell than real calls. I have a huge blocklist.

Posted by: Danger Girl at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (DKgtk)

294 I'm not sure which is harder to pass, Integral Calculus or a renal calculus.


Either way, it's bound to be painful.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at November 25, 2015 11:18 AM (NeFrd)

295 "Luma Simms: Why We Should Resettle Refugees In Their Own Lands"

Reading this, it strikes me that the Left has been criminalizing the idea of a national identity and replacing it with ethnic identities instead.

One makes it harder for them to subvert by promoting an overall unity, the other makes it easier, by playing groups against groups.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at November 25, 2015 11:18 AM (oVJmc)

296 There's that other scam where someone is buying something you are selling. You are selling it for $300 and oops they accidentally wrote out the check for $500. Just give them the extra money back. Then the check bounces and you are out $200 plus the item you were selling.



I will gladly refund the overage when your check clears.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:18 AM (hQt/L)

297 @266 Now I have shapes on a plane.

Samuel L. Jackson is sick of these shapes on this plane.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 25, 2015 11:18 AM (xq1UY)

298 292 What wine pairs well with the ham?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (fWAjv)


Must be that there Kosher Wine?



Mogen David?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:19 AM (hQt/L)

299 Testing to get the dang sanity prod back

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at November 25, 2015 11:19 AM (DKgtk)

300 I get more spam calls on my cell than real calls. I have a huge blocklist.
Posted by: Danger Girl at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (DKgtk)


Well there really is a direct correlation to the number of times one puts one's phone number "out there" to people other than friends, and the number of non-friends/family calls one gets.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:19 AM (Dj0WE)

301 The scam I think worked the best was the email from the friend stuck in Europe / Africa / Asia who was robbed and needed a few bucks to get back home.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:10 AM (2d71x)


My mom no lie called me just this morning telling she had gotten an email of this sort from her friend and although dad told her it was a scam, could I somehow find this friends number on the internet so she could make sure?

I can't believe that kind of thing works.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:20 AM (lIU4e)

302 Poll Finds Only One Demographic Group Wants U.S. To Accept More Muslim Syrian Refugees: Rich, Liberal Democrats

Weasel Zippers

Yeah those that live in Gated Communities no doubt

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:20 AM (gf8BH)

303 Caller ID spoofing.

--
a couple of weeks ago the phone rang and it was my own number on the caller id.

Creepy thing to happen near Halloween.

Posted by: @votermom at November 25, 2015 11:20 AM (cbfNE)

304 Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 11:15 AM (1xUj/)

Soh Cah Toa

That's about all I remember from my classes.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:20 AM (2d71x)

305 I get more spam calls on my cell than real calls. I have a huge blocklist.
Posted by: Danger Girl at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (DKgtk)
________

Isn't that just as good as answering every survey ad out there?


Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 11:21 AM (MIKMs)

306 Mogen David?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:19 AM (hQt/L)

Or better known amongst those of us in the know as : Mad Dog 20 20

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:22 AM (gf8BH)

307 Yeah its called "don't donate to political candidates because they'll sell your number wiyhout hesitation."


Didn't have this problem until I sent Romney's campaign some dough.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at November 25, 2015 11:22 AM (DKgtk)

308 Caller ID spoofing.

--
a couple of weeks ago the phone rang and it was my own number on the caller id.

Creepy thing to happen near Halloween.



THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE CASKET!!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:22 AM (hQt/L)

309 262 I was under the impression these days the only purpose for a landline is so little old ladies could get spam calls several times a week, and call their children at least once a day to talk about the spam calls they get.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:07 AM (Dj0WE)


I hate cell phones and will never give up my landline. I am tired of having to listen to crappy audio, echos, delays, etc., my old ears simply cannot handle the degraded cell phone signals.

The audio on my landline sounds halfway decent, and I'll gladly fight the spam callers.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 11:22 AM (vIdH4)

310 I get more spam calls on my cell than real calls. I have a huge blocklist.
Posted by: Danger Girl at November 25, 2015 11:17 AM (DKgtk)

Me too and when I was in Okinawa that pissed me off to no end

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:23 AM (gf8BH)

311 Or better known amongst those of us in the know as : Mad Dog 20 20



Has it's own listing on bumwines dot com.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:23 AM (hQt/L)

312 284
Trump must be scaring a lot of liberals because all the liberals on FB have nothing better to do than going after Trump?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:15 AM (gf8BH)

If your candidate was a corrupt lying decrepit shitweasel hag, you'd change the subject too

Posted by: chemjeff at November 25, 2015 11:23 AM (uZNvH)

313
Caller ID..

My 'phone is for me to make outgoing calls. Not to accept incoming calls. All the people I call are in my contact list, and incoming calls from people not in my contact list are ignored.

It is very rare that I accept an unknown incoming call, and it is always a wrong number.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:03 AM (dbRIS)





This.

If the call's truly important, they'll leave a voicemail. No voicemail, than I'm certain the call's not important.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 25, 2015 11:23 AM (gwpf+)

314 I don't read comics. How did the Hulk get his name? He seems too stupid to have named himself the Hulk. Did someone call him a hulk and he liked it?

Posted by: Bruce Banner at November 25, 2015 10:48 AM (E5UB0)



How did he have an endless supply of purple pants?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:24 AM (493sH)

315 I'm not a fucking idiot.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at November 25, 2015 11:24 AM (DKgtk)

316 Oh dear. MD 2020


o.O

O.o

-.-

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:24 AM (fWAjv)

317 I hate cell phones and will never give up my landline. I am tired of having to listen to crappy audio, echos, delays, etc., my old ears simply cannot handle the degraded cell phone signals.

The audio on my landline sounds halfway decent, and I'll gladly fight the spam callers.
Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 11:22 AM (vIdH4)


I agree. My problem is that my ears don't filter sound well, which means I hear too much. On a cell call, it's much harder for some reason to filter out background noises... otherwise known as the world.


So I have a landline. For outgoing calls ONLY. If it rang, which it never does, I wouldn't answer it.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:27 AM (Dj0WE)

318 Or better known amongst those of us in the know as : Mad Dog 20 20



Has it's own listing on bumwines dot com.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:23 AM (hQt/L)

Yup. My dad owned 2 liquor stores and that stuff put me thru college and dental school

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:27 AM (gf8BH)

319
Yeah its called "don't donate to political candidates because they'll sell your number wiyhout hesitation."


Didn't have this problem until I sent Romney's campaign some dough.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at November 25, 2015 11:22 AM (DKgtk)







Yup. Not just spam, but identity theft. The last two times I had money stolen via credit card theft were about a week after making political contributions.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 25, 2015 11:28 AM (gwpf+)

320 Poor poor Mercutio


'It was just a sea of white faces,' he told ThinkProgress. 'A lady kicked me in the stomach. A man kicked me in the chest. They called me n*****, monkey, and they shouted 'all lives matter' while they were kicking and punching me. So for all the people who are still confused at this point, they proved what 'all lives matter' meant. It means, 'Shut up, n*****.'


Be a shame if there was video to refute this.

Oh lookee there

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:28 AM (fWAjv)

321 Man, that is creepy. Is that really a Bob Ross.? Say what you like about him-he had a gentle spirit, and could be positively soporific.

The caption made me laugh, though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2015 11:28 AM (No/ki)

322 Oh goody, Prezzy Rainbow is set to make a speech on homeland security. Let me guess, 3 seconds on how good it is then a lecture on accepting "refugees" and how evil we are for not wanting them.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:28 AM (493sH)

323 Speaking of spam, I am gonna sorta spam y'all right now.

Moron Horde writer Wannabe Anglican is doing a Thanksgiving Week sale on his novel Pilot Point. Only 99 cents thru Monday.

I wrote it up on my blog (not a review, just a write up)
http://www.bookhorde.org/2015/11/ sale-alert-pilot-point-by-mark-marshall.html

If you do grab the book, please write a review on Amazon to help him out.

Posted by: @votermom at November 25, 2015 11:28 AM (cbfNE)

324 So I have a landline. For outgoing calls ONLY. If it rang, which it never does, I wouldn't answer it.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:27 AM (Dj0WE)


I used to have a landline for dsl only, and one day I hooked it up to an actual phone and immediately got a whole bunch of calls asking for money so I promptly unhooked it again.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (lIU4e)

325 287 There's that other scam where someone is buying something you are selling. You are selling it for $300 and oops they accidentally wrote out the check for $500. Just give them the extra money back. Then the check bounces and you are out $200 plus the item you were selling.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 25, 2015 11:16 AM (z/Ubi)


Yeah, that's a variation of the one I was talking about. But the elements are the same: the money they send you takes a while to get there, but the money you send them goes out immediately. And into the time delay they neatly fit their scam.

And of course if you tell them "I'll send you your $200 when your $500 check clears", they'll hang up on you.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (vIdH4)

326 Nap time for me. Woke up at 3am and am now ready for quiet time before the youngest back from school wakes up at the crack of 1pm and wants to go shopping. Have fun all.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (MIKMs)

327 This.

If the call's truly important, they'll leave a voicemail. No voicemail, than I'm certain the call's not important.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 25, 2015 11:23 AM (gwpf+)


The youngsters don't use voicemail! So you either have to get used to accepting that you won't hear from them even WHEN it's important, or you have alternate (i.e. text/email) ways for them to reach you.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (Dj0WE)

328 "I was expecting Putin to have cratered the runway"
I expect him to drop sub-munitions on the Turkmen.

Erdogan is trying to get peoples minds off his stolen elections. And his economy. If he can sucker Russia into attacking Turkey he is in-like-Flint. If Putin can destroy Erdogan's allies in Syria without that fool Obama getting involved then Putin is in-like Flint.

Posted by: overview at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (I0sxh)

329 "Obedience that leads to blessing"-a Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional

http://www.brooklyntabernacle.org/devotional

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2015 11:30 AM (No/ki)

330 So Obama is going to tell the world that Turkey has the right to defend their airspace but US Citizens will have to surrender their guns and ammo?

Because self defense is a collective right, not an individual right, and without the right people in charge, terrible tragedies happen.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:32 AM (dbRIS)

331 Smile, I said, not smirkle
Mouth a semi-circle
That's the proper style!

Posted by: C. S. Lewis at November 25, 2015 11:32 AM (E5UB0)

332 I used to have a landline for dsl only, and one day I hooked it up to an actual phone and immediately got a whole bunch of calls asking for money so I promptly unhooked it again.
Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (lIU4e)


Heh, you know the cliche about turning on the light in a gas station rest room, and all the roaches scatter for the walls?


I have this visual of sorta the opposite. You hook up the phone line, and all the roaches converge TOWARD your number.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:33 AM (Dj0WE)

333 How did he have an endless supply of purple pants?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:24 AM (493sH)


And those purple pants were expandable, too! They could always grow to the correct size and they were never ripped or torn off.

Even Hulk has a sense of modesty.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 11:34 AM (vIdH4)

334 Yeah, that's a variation of the one I was talking about. But the elements are the same: the money they send you takes a while to get there, but the money you send them goes out immediately. And into the time delay they neatly fit their scam.

And of course if you tell them "I'll send you your $200 when your $500 check clears", they'll hang up on you.


"In God we trust. All other pay in cash."

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:35 AM (hQt/L)

335 I have a landline, an old Bakelite Ma Bell phone from the 1950s. And in my den I have a real candlestick phone with a rotary dial. Those are what I use at home. I have a cell phone, but I never have it on. If somebody wants to find me, they can. And if they can't, ten to one I don't want to hear from them anyway.

Happy Thanksgiving, 'rons and 'ronettes. I wish you nothing but happiness.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 25, 2015 11:36 AM (X6fMO)

336 Really like this painting, even if there aren't any happy trees.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:37 AM (HMt16)

337 So for all the people who are still confused at this point, they proved what 'all lives matter' meant. It means, 'Shut up, n*****.'
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:28 AM (fWAjv)

Who knew?

so is "all" the new "n-word" then, or...?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:38 AM (AkOaV)

338 How did he have an endless supply of purple pants?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:24 AM (493sH)


And those purple pants were expandable, too! They could always grow to the correct size and they were never ripped or torn off.

Even Hulk has a sense of modesty.
Posted by: OregonMuse

-----------------------------------------------------------------

Meh. Not really. As Andrew Rilstone observed, comics are just stylized nudes.

They all wear skin tight outfits. This is another reason comics are so pruriently vulgar and stupid.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:38 AM (E5UB0)

339
Can use a Hobbit or two.

Posted by: YIKES! at November 25, 2015 11:39 AM (yfObW)

340 Everybody has probably heard this by now, but end so, I'll be obnoxious enough to share it again. I have gotten several "Dear Christian friend, "I am a poor widow on the Ivory Coast. I want to share this money I received with you. for ministry....."


I felt like writing back:

"I am a poor married pastor in NJ. Can you share some of your scam money with me?. The dysfunctional church doesn't want to give any money for outreach and also our cars are pieces of junk. Hope to hear from you soon....."

I refrained.

I did, however get a laugh when one of the scam letters was signed "Mrs. Sleazy Gabriel"
I guess the translation people didn't do a very good job LOL.

One clever poster asked if I gave a donation Mrs Sleazy was going to come and "blow my horn"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2015 11:40 AM (No/ki)

341 The youngsters don't use voicemail! So you either have to get used to accepting that you won't hear from them even WHEN it's important, or you have alternate (i.e. text/email) ways for them to reach you.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (Dj0WE)

as a youngster who HATES getting voicemails, I agree.

But I will leave a voicemail if it's really important.

Or text.

But yes, I will get pissy if you leave me a voicemail. I also use google voice (who sends you a text msg transcript of the voicemail) so I havent actually listened to a voicemail in 5 + years.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)

342 Ms. Bruce Jenner
Pelted by estrogen
Turns into Caitlyn
Isn't he feminine?

Decathloning
With the power of a bull
She's so macho just
Look at those mandibles!

The ever-lovin' Bruce! Bruce! Bruce!

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:40 AM (E5UB0)

343 And those purple pants were expandable, too! They could always grow to the correct size and they were never ripped or torn off.

--

Made from the same material as Mr Fantastic's suit.

Posted by: @votermom at November 25, 2015 11:41 AM (cbfNE)

344 flash back to his calm voice.. thanks

Posted by: talgus at November 25, 2015 11:41 AM (3K1+3)

345
I used to have a landline for dsl only, and one day I hooked it up to an
actual phone and immediately got a whole bunch of calls asking for
money so I promptly unhooked it again.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:29 AM (lIU4e)

Like you I use the landline for DSL, turned off the ringers on phones. I check the caller ID sometimes (for giggles) and see calls from the West Indies, weird area codes, etc...

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 11:42 AM (T3Tpd)

346 Instapundit : Moe Lane : Smuggling potato chips into school


Lessons in black market contraband, underground resistance, and civil disobedience with a dash of lawfare.

Send it to your kids 'cell phone.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:42 AM (dbRIS)

347 One of these days I'm going to lean back and say "now, I finally have enough magazines".

I'm sure of it, one of these days.

Posted by: Chupacabra at November 25, 2015 11:43 AM (V40IZ)

348 The audio on my landline sounds halfway decent, and I'll gladly fight the spam callers.
Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 11:22 AM (vIdH4)

Get nomorobo, its free and it works.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 25, 2015 11:43 AM (QPdNE)

349 I wish you nothing but happiness.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
-------------------------------------------------------
Can you impeach obama?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:44 AM (E5UB0)

350 Al Sharpton Asks Christians To Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

Weasel Zippers

Why? Do they make good maids?


Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:12 AM (gf8BH)




Invite we much! Will Al be inviting any over to his place?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:44 AM (493sH)

351 Fenelon,
There are other things you can do with scammers: 419eater.com

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 25, 2015 11:45 AM (bZ7mE)

352 Looks like Oblahblah has finished his choom and is ready to speak shortly...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:45 AM (HMt16)

353 Bob Ross's head resembles topiary. Maybe that's why he loves trees so much?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (E5UB0)

354 330 So Obama is going to tell the world that Turkey has the right to defend their airspace but US Citizens will have to surrender their guns and ammo?

Because self defense is a collective right, not an individual right, and without the right people in charge, terrible tragedies happen.



Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:32 AM (dbRIS)


So, that would mean the Syria has a right to defend their Air Space... and just as we support Turkey... Russia supports Syria...

Ergo, Russia can defend Syrian airspace, if asked to do so....

Even, apparently, entering ANOTHER countries airspace to shoot down transgressor (the Russian plane was shot down over Syria, after flying over a little tiny piece of Turkey... oh, and the piece according to Syria, still belongs to Syria...)...

/obligatory Admiral Painter quote...

Posted by: BB Wolf at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (qh617)

355 352 Looks like Oblahblah has finished his choom and is ready to speak shortly...
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:45 AM (HMt16)

about what?

also, why doesnt Obama legalize weed by EO?

I mean, if I were one of his millennial supporters I'd be pissed. He can EO illegal immigrants in to citizens, he can EO obamacare changes, but he can't EO a little tweak to drug law?

I mean, cmon!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (AkOaV)

356 >>But yes, I will get pissy if you leave me a voicemail. I also use google voice (who sends you a text msg transcript of the voicemail) so I havent actually listened to a voicemail in 5 + years.

It really is interesting that there is such a generational split on voicemail/texting. As a certified old fuck I have no problem with voicemail but I find texting juvenile and I detest emojis and other cutesie shorthand.

But it seems just the opposite with young people who can't seem to put there damn phones down and stop texting for 5 minutes.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (/tuJf)

357 Obama about to speak on Nat'l Security. He's late, as usual. Media with leaked copies say Obama will be attacking Repubs...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (HMt16)

358 My mom no lie called me just this morning telling she had gotten an email of this sort from her friend and although dad told her it was a scam, could I somehow find this friends number on the internet so she could make sure?

I can't believe that kind of thing works.


Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:20 AM (lIU4e)




Scam you say? You mean the emails I get from the UN or Mrs. Pureheart who is moments from dying and wants to send me her millions but only if I give it to charity are a scam?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:48 AM (493sH)

359 Even, apparently, entering ANOTHER countries airspace to shoot down transgressor

I first read that as transgender.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 11:48 AM (FkBIv)

360 >>>Al Sharpton Asks Christians To Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner


Blond, blue eyed Albanians, or black ex-convicts who converted in prison? Eff you, you loathsome sack of dogshit.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:49 AM (E5UB0)

361
346 Instapundit : Moe Lane : Smuggling potato chips into school


Lessons in black market contraband, underground resistance, and civil disobedience with a dash of lawfare.

Send it to your kids 'cell phone.
Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:42 AM (dbRIS)


It started with regular. But soon I was trying multiple blends. Salt and vinegar. Sour cream and onion. I was getting so desperate I even tried Pringles. Always looking for my next fix. Soon after I moved on to Funions....

Posted by: Buzzion at November 25, 2015 11:49 AM (vdy/1)

362 I first read that as transgender.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
-------------------------------------------
Is there something you'd like to tell us, Bertha, honey? Be brave!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at November 25, 2015 11:50 AM (E5UB0)

363 The green sky in the painting reminds me of tornado weather in Manitoba.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 25, 2015 11:51 AM (hJrjt)

364 Flamin' Hot Cheetos are the heroin of salty snack foods.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:51 AM (HMt16)

365 Thanks for the link, Grey Fox.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2015 11:51 AM (No/ki)

366 It really is interesting that there is such a generational split on voicemail/texting. As a certified old fuck I have no problem with voicemail but I find texting juvenile and I detest emojis and other cutesie shorthand.

But it seems just the opposite with young people who can't seem to put there damn phones down and stop texting for 5 minutes.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (/tuJf)

Yes.

Well, it exists for sure. And I'm not ... that young (well, depends on your perspective I s'pose). But my younger brother (6 years younger) and his friends don't even have voicemails set up on their phones.

And my brother almost never answers his phone, even though hes glued to it 24/7. Phones aren't really a thing anymore. Text is where it's at. It's almost like we've gone back in time to the days of letter writing. Just with emojis and lots of misspellings.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:51 AM (AkOaV)

367 Obama about to speak on Nat'l Security. He's late, as usual. Media with leaked copies say Obama will be attacking Repubs...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (HMt16)




CNBC has had their camera on the door for a half an hour waiting for their boyfriend. Don't they know that punctuality is racist?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:52 AM (493sH)

368 Actually when a web site asks for a phone number and I don't want to give my cell number, I give them my landline number. They can call it all day if they want. I'll never know.

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 11:52 AM (T3Tpd)

369 Buzzion at November 25, 2015 11:49 AM

Well, ya know, smoke a little weed, get the munchies, need some cheetos, man. Ya know how it goes when you are smoking in the boys room.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:52 AM (dbRIS)

370
359 Even, apparently, entering ANOTHER countries airspace to shoot down transgressor

I first read that as transgender.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 11:48 AM (FkBIv)


Only if you are part of an Islamic Air Force!!!

Oh... and ... Death to America!

Posted by: Abduhl Abulbul Amir at November 25, 2015 11:52 AM (qh617)

371 I think Obama is stalling so Rush will be delayed...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:53 AM (HMt16)

372 Oh... and ... Death to America!

Posted by: Abduhl Abulbul Amir at November 25, 2015 11:52 AM (qh617)



Oh so you've got an advanced copy of Barry's speech

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:53 AM (493sH)

373 Isn't it weird how both Obama and Boehner smoke cigarettes in 2015 America when cigarettes are so verboten?

I think about that sometimes. What are the chances? President and (former) speaker, both smokers... hm.

Well, we know Ryan doesn't smoke since he's all p90x workout freak.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (AkOaV)

374 >>>>>But it seems just the opposite with young people who can't seem to put there damn phones down and stop texting for 5 minutes.
-------
Fine! I'll put my phone down.
* sets timer for 5mins and 1 second

Posted by: L, Elle at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (IlQaj)

375 I think Obama is stalling so Rush will be delayed...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:53 AM (HMt16)



That or he can't get Reggie's dick out of his mouth

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (493sH)

376 >>>But yes, I will get pissy if you leave me a voicemail. I also use google voice (who sends you a text msg transcript of the voicemail) so I havent actually listened to a voicemail in 5 + years.



Does it work well, if say, a Cajun were to leave a message? Might be fun to test it.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (E5UB0)

377 Don't they know that punctuality is racist?
Posted by: TheQuietMan


Ahmed must not have given him a clock.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (FkBIv)

378 Three ways I get document communication at work. Mail, Fax or Email. It will all eventually transition to electronic delivery. But right now it's a pain in the butt with the multiple delivery systems.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (2d71x)

379 Actually when a web site asks for a phone number and I don't want to give my cell number, I give them my landline number. They can call it all day if they want. I'll never know.



I always give my local pd's non emergency number.
If anyone will do anything about robo and scam calls, they will.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (hQt/L)

380 #367 CNBC has had their camera on the door for a half an hour waiting for their boyfriend. Don't they know that punctuality is racist?

I'm listening to our local rightie AM talk radio station...they're getting pretty snarky about the tardiness. Racists, clearly. I'm chuckling though. Ennnnnnn-y moment LOL

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:55 AM (HMt16)

381 as a youngster who HATES getting voicemails, I agree.

But I will leave a voicemail if it's really important.

Or text.

But yes, I will get pissy if you leave me a voicemail. I also use google voice (who sends you a text msg transcript of the voicemail) so I havent actually listened to a voicemail in 5 + years.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:40 AM (AkOaV)


Yep... I get visual voicemail, which means I have the double pleasure of not having to hear the other person's voice, and reading the silly typos the software creates.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:55 AM (Dj0WE)

382 So a conference on global warming is supposed to let the Islamists know the West is unafraid.

What would a conference on slaughtering as many Islamist scum as possible say to the Islamists?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 25, 2015 11:55 AM (hJrjt)

383 Ahmed must not have given him a clock.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (FkBIv)




Even if he did, I'm not sure how well clock parts in a box would tell time. Working clocks must be Islamaphobic

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:55 AM (493sH)

384 It really is interesting that there is such a generational split on voicemail/texting.

Reading a text is more efficient than voicemail. It's much quicker if you are talking about actually conveying information.

Half the voicemails I get are from my mom saying 'call me'. I already know she called because my phone says 'missed call'.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:56 AM (lIU4e)

385 Does it work well, if say, a Cajun were to leave a message? Might be fun to test it.
Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (E5UB0)

I'd say good not great.

It works well enough to get the gist, even with strong accents. If it's important, I call back. if not, I ignore it anyways.

I have a toothless french canadian accented Mainer friend who is damned near impossible to understand, especially when hes drunk (which he usually is) and google voice manages to figure out what he's saying in voicemails, so... I'd say it passes the "accent" test.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:56 AM (AkOaV)

386 How many 'they say' will he have in his presentation?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:56 AM (2d71x)

387 I am one of those weirdos. I hate phone calls. I can tolerate email, but don't much like that either. The only contact I have with most people is through text.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 25, 2015 11:56 AM (IlQaj)

388 >>But right now it's a pain in the butt with the multiple delivery systems.

That's what xe said!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 11:56 AM (/tuJf)

389 Wow. TFG is late.

Is this a first?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:57 AM (fWAjv)

390 Gawd...these NBC morons just can't string a single coherent thought together.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 25, 2015 11:57 AM (VAVIJ)

391 As Andrew Rilstone observed, comics are just stylized nudes.

They all wear skin tight outfits. This is another reason comics are so pruriently vulgar and stupid completely awesome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 11:57 AM (1xUj/)

392 Yes.

Well, it exists for sure. And I'm not ... that young (well, depends on your perspective I s'pose). But my younger brother (6 years younger) and his friends don't even have voicemails set up on their phones.

And my brother almost never answers his phone, even though hes glued to it 24/7. Phones aren't really a thing anymore. Text is where it's at. It's almost like we've gone back in time to the days of letter writing. Just with emojis and lots of misspellings.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:51 AM (AkOaV)


My favorite is when my mom calls and leaves me an extensive voicemail, telling me my daughter doesn't have her voicemail set up, so would I give her a message.


It starts to feel like we've reverted back to the days of the pony express.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:57 AM (Dj0WE)

393 With voicemail you can indicate tone and nuance. Emails and texts can sometimes be misinterpreted.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at November 25, 2015 11:57 AM (2d71x)

394 Barry's up at the crack of noon? Must have got a new batch of meds.

Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (UzPAd)

395 The Empty Podium looks like the Empty Chair of Clint Eastwood's RNC speech.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (NjiZL)

396 Traveling, so sorry if this was already mentioned:

Ahmed the Clockboy and his family are suing the City of Irving and the Irving ISD for a combined 15 million.
Their reasoning? That's the price of the American Dream they lost when they relocated.

Posted by: Sal at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (Km1yc)

397 Half the voicemails I get are from my mom saying 'call me'. I already know she called because my phone says 'missed call'.
Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 11:56 AM (lIU4e)

I had to have a talk with my mom about that. "Hi 'harry paratestes' it's your mother calling. It's 9:43 in the morning on Monday the 15th, I'm just calling to check in and say hi and see how you're doing. I'm well, your father says hi. Please give me a call back whenever you get a chance! Thanks, love you!"

Just text me and say "hey, call when you get a chance, would love to catch up" or something. Dont leave me a 30 second voicemail asking me to call you back. Jeez.

And I don't need to knoiw the time and date you called, my phone tells me that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (AkOaV)

398 Woooo hooooo.

Here he is!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (fWAjv)

399 383 Ahmed must not have given him a clock.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 11:54 AM (FkBIv)




Even if he did, I'm not sure how well clock parts in a box would tell time. Working clocks must be Islamaphobic

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:55 AM (493sH)


Here... I need to check the time...

/punches the button on the briefcase he thinks is Ahmed's clock..

Secret Service Agent : Mr President... uh.... that the football... you just launched...

Posted by: Abduhl Abulbul Amir at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (qh617)

400 382 So a conference on global warming is supposed to let the Islamists know the West is unafraid.


The terrorists cannot possibly frighten us as much as we frighten ourselves.

Posted by: despair at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (VrdxH)

401 Obama on TV being a doofus like usual by the way

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (AkOaV)

402 390 Gawd...these NBC morons just can't string a single coherent thought together.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 25, 2015 11:57 AM (VAVIJ)



Have we met?

Posted by: Doocy and Kilmeade, Inc., Rocket Surgeons at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (vgIRn)

403 His "National Security Team" ? Lookslikethe 3 stooges to me

What is this infacuation with France?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (gf8BH)

404 Oh look it's Prezzy Rainbow with his Inept Clown posse.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 11:58 AM (493sH)

405 Obama serving leftovers about homeland security.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (NjiZL)

406 I'm watching Obama now on the computer, should I turn on the sound or lip read....

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (T3Tpd)

407 65 nations coalition?

Fuckin Liar

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (gf8BH)

408 Coalition of 65

Drink!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (fWAjv)

409 Rush, on a day before a major holiday, might not even be at work today. Might not be back until Monday.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (dbRIS)

410 He's actually bragging about how successful he's been against "ISIL."

I don't f'ing believe TFG.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (HMt16)

411 We're winning?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (gf8BH)

412 Same shit, Different day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (gf8BH)

413 My favorite is when my mom calls and leaves me an extensive voicemail, telling me my daughter doesn't have her voicemail set up, so would I give her a message.


It starts to feel like we've reverted back to the days of the pony express.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2015 11:57 AM (Dj0WE)

ha yeah. My mom does that. "If you talk to your brother, can you tell him I called but his voicemail doesnt work?"

"ma, he knows the voicemail doesnt work and he saw the missed call. text him"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (AkOaV)

414 Empty suit. Empty Rhetoric. Full graveyards.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (NjiZL)

415 Secret Service Agent : Mr President... uh.... that the football... you just launched...
Posted by: Abduhl Abulbul Amir


Obama has a nuclear soccer ball instead.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (FkBIv)

416 Around my dinner table we will not be talking about the threat, we will be discussing how WSU will take the U of W to the wood shed.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (VAVIJ)

417 ISIL isn't sticking you braying jackass.

ISIS

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (fWAjv)

418 He's "stepping up pressure on ISIS." That ought to create a laugh around the world.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (493sH)

419 .....I was under the impression that Thanksgiving was a holiday for Americans of all stripes. Is Sharpton saying that Muslim Americans aren't really Americans?

Or is he just a racist[/]b]fucking idiot?.........

there, that's better

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 25, 2015 12:00 PM (3Mimg)

420 "specific AND credible"

What's up with that wording, Obama?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 12:01 PM (AkOaV)

421 sooo close.

I'm hungry.

Posted by: The Barrel at November 25, 2015 12:01 PM (AkOaV)

422

I just received a scam phone call. A recorded message told me I was being sued by the IRS and I had better call the phone number immediately.

This scam call has been going on for months, a google search tells me. Even obama's corrupt IRS has a warning for it. And yet they can't be stopped..

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at November 25, 2015 12:01 PM (ApM8l)

423 They know of no plot....does that mean our intel has gotten that good, or has ISIL OPSEC just gotten better. Seems pretty damned good in Paris.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 25, 2015 12:01 PM (VAVIJ)

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 25, 2015 12:01 PM (3Mimg)

425 Fredo says there is no threat and we are winning


That means bend over and kiss your ass good bye because we are about to get hit and hit hard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 12:01 PM (gf8BH)

426 We're paying these assholes overtime now?!?

FFS, Obama. Give them Thanksgiving off.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (AkOaV)

427 "Every time there's an event, we learn something from it"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (HMt16)

428 Yes, Obama's crack national security team is on the job.

I do not feel comforted in the least.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (/tuJf)

429 When you think about it, the Incredible Hulk could paint better paintings than Bob Ross, simply by pouring paint on Bob's head and smashing that head into a canvas.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (E5UB0)

430 WTF is the point of this speech?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (fWAjv)

431 410 He's actually bragging about how successful he's been against "ISIL."

I don't f'ing believe TFG.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (HMt16)


He HAS been very successful in destroying ISIL!!!! It does not even exist anymore...


Now... ISIS on the other hand...

Posted by: Abduhl Abulbul Amir at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (qh617)

432 Obama looks like Obama in HD on the computer, miss the old blurry images of the old computer days!

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (T3Tpd)

433 Obama if you want to reassure people, don't go on TV and talk about terrorism, idiot.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 12:03 PM (AkOaV)

434 See something say something


Great advice asshole.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 12:03 PM (fWAjv)

435 why did he even speak?

What a waste of air

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 12:03 PM (gf8BH)

436 Well that was worthless

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 12:03 PM (fWAjv)

437 434 See something say something


Great advice asshole.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 12:03 PM (fWAjv)

Unless its a Muslim kid with a suitcase-bomb looking "clock."

Then you're an islamophobe for saying anything.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 12:03 PM (AkOaV)

438 See something
Say something
Be called a racist

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 12:04 PM (/tuJf)

439 That's it?

No shots at the Repub candidates.

That mini-speech was changed/shortened at the last minute. Reason for the delay.

Whoever ordered the change did the right thing. You know O wanted to...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 12:04 PM (HMt16)

440 432 Obama looks like Obama in HD on the computer, miss the old blurry images of the old computer days!


Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 12:02 PM (T3Tpd)



Wh... wh... wh.... what????

Posted by: Max Headroom at November 25, 2015 12:04 PM (qh617)

441 Well that was worthless
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 12:03 PM (fWAjv)


You didn't expect anything different did ya?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 12:04 PM (gf8BH)

442 We're winning?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (gf8BH)

WTF do you people expect????

"Uh, things aren't going so well."

Yeah, right.

If we're winning, must be another attack on the horizon.

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 12:04 PM (C3E0x)

443 That was it 5 minutes of nothing. Empty words from an empty suit. I'm surprised he didn't launch into a lecture about the angel shot in Chicago or how he will EO taking in the "refugees". The look on his face was he just didn't give a shit.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (493sH)

444 See something say something get sued

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (HMt16)

445 Mean Girls:

'Stop trying to make ISIL happen!'

Posted by: Sal at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (Km1yc)

446 RUSH!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (HMt16)

447 I'm sure Obama said nothing useful.

Back to voicemails, I must admit when my grandmother was living she left the best voicemails. They simply said 'Lea, this is your Grandmother'. click. Hee.

Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (lIU4e)

448 Is very hard to give good speech... when you do not know what goes on...

Posted by: Ivan Skanansky Skavar at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (qh617)

449 Broken Lizards (the Beerfest/Club Dread/Super Troopers guys) have a store now, and in it... Coconut Pete's greatest hits.

I didn't care much for Club Dread, it didn't work the way they wanted it to but the songs by Pete are hilarious.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (39g3+)

450 >> You didn't expect anything different did ya?

What, seven years of Obama splattering the same nonsense on the upturned faces of the press?

Posted by: JEM at November 25, 2015 12:06 PM (o+SC1)

451

So the JEF has announced all is well


We are doomed

Posted by: ThunderB at November 25, 2015 12:06 PM (zOTsN)

452 It really is interesting that there is such a generational split on voicemail/texting. As a certified old fuck I have no problem with voicemail but I find texting juvenile and I detest emojis and other cutesie shorthand.

But it seems just the opposite with young people who can't seem to put there damn phones down and stop texting for 5 minutes.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 11:47 AM (/tuJf)


----------------------


I'm one of those old poops and I love texting and email. I've never liked talking on the phone.

Posted by: Soona at November 25, 2015 12:06 PM (Fmupd)

453 You didn't expect anything different did ya?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 12:04 PM (gf8BH)

No. Maybe an attack on mean republicans or some global warming nonsense. But really, that was absolutely nothing.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 25, 2015 12:06 PM (fWAjv)

454 I see nothing. I say nothing.

Posted by: Sgt. Schultz at November 25, 2015 12:06 PM (FkBIv)

455
Hoping ace will have a wrap-up post of ridicule for the ridiculous affirmative action intern's vomitus this morning.

Meanwhile, late to the topic, but Russia's reaction to Turkey's curious action was predictable and seems to be occurring: hammer Turkey's proxies/ethnic allies in Syria. Which might have been on the menu anyway (some pressure was clearly already planned, that's what the Russian aircraft were doing when the incident occurred).

There may well be other responses, the sort that don't make the "news".

But Putin has plenty of available options without opening up any new or harrowing fronts with Turkey. And yes, this was pretty obvious yesterday, and I was sort of amazed at the level of alarm over "WWIII" etc. Turkey's action/provocation was all about what's going on in Syria - Russia's responses will most likely also be centered around Syria.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 25, 2015 12:06 PM (QDnY+)

456
When obama says "we're winning," he means the terrorists. And he's right.

obama is a terrorist.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at November 25, 2015 12:07 PM (ApM8l)

457 442 We're winning?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2015 11:59 AM (gf8BH)

WTF do you people expect????

"Uh, things aren't going so well."

Yeah, right.

If we're winning, must be another attack on the horizon.


Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 12:04 PM (C3E0x)


Dudes got Tiger Blood.....

Posted by: Charlie Sheen.. at November 25, 2015 12:07 PM (qh617)

458 Climate Change is why our Homeland Security is so efficient.

Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2015 12:07 PM (UzPAd)

459 We're winning?

Posted by: Nevergiveup
-------------------------------------------
If you're quoting Obama, he means the Dems and ISIS.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 12:07 PM (E5UB0)

460 That was the statement of a frightened man.

I believe this is going to get sporty right quick

.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at November 25, 2015 12:07 PM (FFJtw)

461 @416 - Oh yes! Go COUGS!!!

Posted by: IC at November 25, 2015 12:07 PM (a0IVu)

462 My free view of CNN's Obama speech ends in 5 4 3 2 1 gone...

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 12:07 PM (T3Tpd)

463 @456 beat me to it.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 12:08 PM (E5UB0)

464 Sadly, Pete's songs are out of stock

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:08 PM (39g3+)

465 Sporty

Posted by: ThunderB at November 25, 2015 12:08 PM (zOTsN)

466 Oh, everyone is so glum. I shall cheer you up!

Remember that Iran deal we were all upset about? No worries, we didn't sign it.

Neither did Iran.

http://bit.ly/21g1RR0

Happy now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 12:08 PM (1xUj/)

467 Back to voicemails, I must admit when my grandmother was living she left the best voicemails. They simply said 'Lea, this is your Grandmother'. click. Hee.
Posted by: Lea at November 25, 2015 12:05 PM (lIU4e)

If all of my voicemails were like that, I wouldn't hate voicemails so much.

It's just the meandering 45 second voicemails about nothing that piss me off so much.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 12:09 PM (AkOaV)

468 "ULULULULULULULULULULULULULULUUUUUUUAAAHHH!"

- New York Islamophonic

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 12:09 PM (E5UB0)

469 Lots of turkeys this week. I just saw a turkey-necked gobbler.

Posted by: freaked at November 25, 2015 12:09 PM (F45NF)

470 Ich bin eine lezboehner.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 12:10 PM (E5UB0)

471 I'm one of those old poops and I love texting and email. I've never liked talking on the phone.




I hate talking on the phone. Spent the last 23 years in Customer Service. Go figure.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 12:10 PM (hQt/L)

472 This is another reason comics are so pruriently vulgar and stupid.Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 11:38 AM (E5UB0)


If you want to see how good comics can be, read George Pratt's 'Enemy Ace: War Idyll'graphic novel. It's as good as it gets in about any medium or genre.

Posted by: troyriser at November 25, 2015 12:11 PM (cCEFD)

473 so ny post (IIRC) had an article about all of the anti-muslim backlash in this country.

turns out a black postal worker (so definitely a republican) called a muslim lady the n word and spit in her direction. Cops charged him with battery, CAIR is pushing for hate crime charges.

Which would be.... problematic. Black person calling a non-black person a n-word and getting arrested for it? Hmmm...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 25, 2015 12:11 PM (AkOaV)

474 Sporty
Posted by: ThunderB at November 25, 2015 12:08 PM (zOTsN)
----------------------------------------------
Spotty? I prefer Posh.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 12:11 PM (E5UB0)

475 My free view of CNN's Obama speech ends in 5 4 3 2 1 gone.

Sorry, CNN, I don't subscribe to a provider of TV, I have a Roku.

Posted by: Colin at November 25, 2015 12:11 PM (T3Tpd)

476 Oh, everyone is so glum. I shall cheer you up!

>>Remember that Iran deal we were all upset about? No worries, we didn't sign it.

>>Neither did Iran.

And I will go back once again to point out that the entire point of that deal was to crash the international sanctions agreement. Obama never believed in it and wanted it to go away and so did Putin, China and pretty much all our erstwhile partners.

Tell Vlad I'll have more flexibility after the election.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 25, 2015 12:12 PM (/tuJf)

477 Rush sounds like he spent yesterday reading AoSHQ.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 12:12 PM (vIdH4)

478 Which would be.... problematic. Black person calling a non-black person a n-word and getting arrested for it? Hmmm...
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


Matter and anti matter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 25, 2015 12:12 PM (FkBIv)

479 Eno wrote a whole album (one of the best ever) about that painting:

Another Green World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVCkmIwRrc0

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 25, 2015 12:12 PM (zc3Db)

480 So the JEF has announced all is well

We are doomed
Posted by: ThunderB
---------------

The diplomatic equivalent of a visit to Solyndra.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2015 12:12 PM (9mTYi)

481 422

I just received a scam phone call. A recorded message told me I was being sued by the IRS and I had better call the phone number immediately.

This scam call has been going on for months, a google search tells me. Even obama's corrupt IRS has a warning for it. And yet they can't be stopped..
Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at November 25, 2015 12:01 PM (ApM8l)


------------------


I've been getting those calls too. I've never taken them seriously because I know if the IRS wants my shit, they'll just write me a short note and tell me they're taking it.

Posted by: Soona at November 25, 2015 12:13 PM (Fmupd)

482 Everything is okay, folks! You have Barry's permission to eat turkey with your families. Enjoy the pie!

Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2015 12:13 PM (UzPAd)

483
I am one of those weirdos. I have phone calls. I can tolerate email, but don't much like that either. The only contact I have with most people is through text.

The computer is a godsend to lonely perverts and joyless shut-ins like me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 25, 2015 12:14 PM (X6fMO)

484 Rush sounds like he spent yesterday reading AoSHQ.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 12:12 PM (vIdH4)


Is he talking about how to cook steak?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 25, 2015 12:14 PM (zc3Db)

485 Posted by: rhomboid at November 25, 2015 12:06 PM (QDnY+)

Putin has already ordered in more advanced Surface to Air systems, which will be manned by Russians...

Expect that system to be expanded, until its capable of reaching the Turkish border...

He has also moved his Naval Anti Air capable ships closer to the Turkish Syrian border....

I'd also predict an influx of Russian 'Volunteers' to aid Assad... you know... those same volunteers who were so out of control in Ukraine...

Its a proxy War over there... everyone including the US is arming and supporting different groups....

Posted by: Charlie Sheen.. at November 25, 2015 12:14 PM (qh617)

486 Barack Obama " GM is still in business, and I am still your President."

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 12:14 PM (dbRIS)

487 Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 12:08 PM (1xUj/)

So...nobody signed anything but all the sanctions are lifted. They're not even *trying* to look like anything but traitors now. Why put in the energy when you know there's no consequences?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2015 12:15 PM (GDulk)

488 And I will go back once again to point out that the entire point of that deal was to crash the international sanctions agreement. Obama never believed in it and wanted it to go away and so did Putin, China and pretty much all our erstwhile partners.


Yup, yup, yuppers.

The sanctions regime was only going to be held together by US resolve and bullying, of which there ain't no more.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 12:15 PM (1xUj/)

489 Has Barry pardoned the turkey yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2015 12:15 PM (9mTYi)

490 I love what Rush said yesterday about terrorism and refugees:

White House - there are no terrorists sneaking into the country with refugees. Now pass this law that prohibits terrorists in the USA from owning guns.

Now, clearly what the White House means by that is "we define terrorists as right wingers who might dislike our policies" but for the casual observer, there's a contradiction there. Because Joe Average American doesn't view his fellow Americans as potential terrorists.

So LIV is going "uh, didn't you just say ain't none gettin' into the country?"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:16 PM (39g3+)

491 466 Oh, everyone is so glum. I shall cheer you up!

Remember that Iran deal we were all upset about? No worries, we didn't sign it.

Neither did Iran.

http://bit.ly/21g1RR0

Happy now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 25, 2015 12:08 PM (1xUj/)


But we lifted the sanctions anyway....

/facepalm

Posted by: BB Wolf at November 25, 2015 12:16 PM (qh617)

492 >> That was the statement of a frightened man.

Does he have the sense to fear his own incompetence?

I mean, the speech we all want is the "I'm a failure and cannot bring myself to do anything that might fix all the messes I've created or abetted. I am resigning the Presidency. I will now crawl up inside Valerie Jarrett and suck my thumb for a couple years."

Posted by: JEM at November 25, 2015 12:17 PM (o+SC1)

493 Putin has already ordered in more advanced Surface to Air systems, which will be manned by Russians...

Expect that system to be expanded, until its capable of reaching the Turkish border...

Posted by: Charlie Sheen.. at November 25, 2015 12:14 PM (qh617)

The missiles will be 20 miles from the border, and have a range of around 250 miles.

So it's already capable, and well beyond to boot.

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 12:17 PM (C3E0x)

494 Is he talking about how to cook steak?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 25, 2015 12:14 PM (zc3Db)


Ha! Actually, he's talking all those "how to deal with your nutjob Republican relatives this Thanksgiving" articles that spout liberal talking points.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 25, 2015 12:17 PM (vIdH4)

495 Has Barry pardoned the turkey yet?




Didn't know Sharpton had been charged yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 25, 2015 12:17 PM (hQt/L)

496 >> But we lifted the sanctions anyway....

GOOOOOOOOOAL!

Posted by: Valerie 'Emininence Grise' Jarrett at November 25, 2015 12:18 PM (o+SC1)

497 The computer is a godsend to lonely perverts and joyless shut-ins like me.

That's why we write books.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:18 PM (39g3+)

498 Has Barry pardoned the turkey yet?
Posted by: Mike Hammer
-------------------------------------------------------------
Maybe he'll pardon a dog.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at November 25, 2015 12:19 PM (E5UB0)

499 The computer is a godsend to lonely perverts and joyless shut-ins like me.
---------

That's why I hang out here. I am not alone.
You are not alone.

Posted by: Quafah Haldurgon at November 25, 2015 12:20 PM (dbRIS)

500 "[Al Sharpton] ... Eff you, you loathsome sack of dogshit."

Dude. That's a little strong. And completely associates one of nature's finest exemplars with something completely coprolitic.

Please don't impugn the noble canid with any such association.

Posted by: Slightly Dingy Harry at November 25, 2015 12:20 PM (nSW/N)

501 477--Rush DOES read AoSHQ every day. It's part of his
"show prep" and it's obvious if you listen to him for any length of time. I regularly hear him say things I read here first.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2015 12:23 PM (aEWSG)

502 I mean, the speech we all want is the

No the speech I want is the come to Jesus one, where he goes "I was wrong, and now I'm reversing all my executive orders, enforcing the laws I ignored, and am sending a squadron of A-10s to flatten IS."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:23 PM (39g3+)

503 498, but he's already pardoned Turkey for shooting down that Russian jet...

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2015 12:24 PM (aEWSG)

504 if I were president I'd pack a hatchet in my coat, then when the stupid ritual came up with the turkey, I'd say OFF WITH ITS HEAD and hack the damn thing's head off myself.

Pardon the turkey, what a retarded tradition.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:25 PM (39g3+)

505 502--there's a better shot that The Beatles will reunite than that happens.
And I know two of them are already dead....

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2015 12:25 PM (aEWSG)

506 The last time the JEF said all was we'll and pour enemies were contained there was an attack on Paris within hours


When he called Isis a JV team, the got their own land and caliphate



I wish he hadn't said anything at all

Posted by: ThunderB at November 25, 2015 12:27 PM (zOTsN)

507
Obama euphemisms:

"Bumps in the road"
"Headwinds"
"Setbacks"

All of these things, are not his fault, you see. They were 'evolving' circumstances which could not be foreseen. Wait did I use "Fore"...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2015 12:27 PM (9mTYi)

508 All was well, not we'll


Our enemies not pour enemies


Auto cucumber

Posted by: ThunderB at November 25, 2015 12:29 PM (zOTsN)

509 Further speech we want to hear from Obama:

"I was wrong, and I am very sorry. I apologize to all the people I attacked and insulted, which was particularly horrible because they were fellow Americans. I have ordered the justice department to take immediate steps to investigate and indict Lois Lerner, Eric Holder, and a list of ten other agency leaders I am now holding in my hand. Once I have finished cutting the White House staff by 50% and repaid for the last ten vacations my wife took from our personal funds, I will turn myself into the FBI for treason, felonious violation of the US constitution, and abuse of power."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:30 PM (39g3+)

510 504 if I were president I'd pack a hatchet in my coat, then when the stupid ritual came up with the turkey, I'd say OFF WITH ITS HEAD and hack the damn thing's head off myself.
Pardon the turkey, what a retarded tradition.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 25, 2015 12:25 PM (39g3+)




Pardon the turkey, and announce the immediate execution of Maj. Hasan. Now there's] how to rock a celebratory holiday.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 25, 2015 12:37 PM (oKE6c)

511 Oops.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 25, 2015 12:37 PM (oKE6c)

512 The computer is a godsend to lonely perverts and joyless shut-ins like me.

I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Blano at November 25, 2015 12:39 PM (C3E0x)

513 I've talked to customers that have actually given the MS support guys money. And, surprisingly, they don't provide you with any support!

And Devil's Club grows in SW WA state. I've seen the stuff before. Not something that you want to grab onto. Oregon Grape has medicinal properties, so I'm sure there are other native plants to be discovered.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 25, 2015 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

514 Isn't mist just clouds that have landed?

I'm not sure, but I think I see a mountain behind the mist. Can't tell if it's happy or not.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 25, 2015 12:56 PM (IN7k+)

515 Sock off.

Posted by: An Observation at November 25, 2015 03:49 PM (AM+If)

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