Overnight Open Thread (12-17-2015)

Quote of the Day I

"Before Snowden we had a definite bias for action," explained a senior NSA official with extensive experience in counterterrorism. "But now we all wonder how the White House will react if this winds up in the newspapers." "It's all legal," the official added, "the lawyers have approved, and boy do we have lots of lawyers - but will Obama throw us under the bus again?"

-- John Schindler in The Intelligence Lessons of San Bernardino

Quote of the Day II

Space farmboy, his sister, a crook and a monkey, kill tens of thousands using magic. #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly pic.twitter.com/eJbmoy2vcI

- Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 13, 2015

How Evil Are You - Take the Quiz

This quiz from the BBC supposedly measures Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy which are known as the 'dark triad' and associated with, well evil apparently.

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Here's my result:

evilresults

And yeah the Machiavellian thing - it's a fair cop. Although I consider myself an ethical Machiavellian since when I use manipulation it's usually for moral good. But even back in high school my M.O. was always to get other more suggestible people to do the things I thought would be useful/amusing but which might have unfortunate negative legal or administrative consequences for yours truly. Which is one of the reasons why I've never been arrested or even detained and have no police record at all - yet have also never felt deprived of the exquisitely delicious thrill of Getting Away With It either.

Moe Lane: The Long Shadow of D&D's Alignment System

I was just thinking about D&D alignment out of the blue this past weekend and was considering how good of a model it is for explaining behavior in domestic and international politics. Of course the mature adult version of me thinks about the categories - lawful vs chaotic, good vs evil vs neutral - quite differently (and with more first hand experience) than the middle school version that first considered them while creating a character.

To sum up the D&D alignment system succinctly, it's as follows: you're either Good, Evil, or Neutral.  And you're either Lawful, Chaotic, or ...Neutral.  That gives you one of nine possible alignments (Neutral-Neutral is called True Neutral) to have, which will have an effect on what spells you can cast, what spells can be cast on you, what spells will detect you, and so on.  It's a remarkably fraught system when you think about the implications; after all, having one's moral quality be fully quantifiable can have any number of implications, starting with the fairly basic one that if something is inherently Evil then you can kill it without any kind of remorse.

...Still, some game companies try to work at giving players a range of alignment options. To give some examples... Bioware likes to go with a "Queen of the Girl Scouts" / "Ruthless Bugger" model whenever possible; Bethesda enjoys making you have to choose which faction you'll have to inexplicably permanently tick off in order to finish the game; and Projekt Red seems to do its best work riffing off of the relatively less used "Law vs. Chaos" axis instead of the "Good v. Evil" one. Of course, the disadvantage in all of this is that it seems that, the more you move away from a "we're Good and they're Evil" model, the less you get in the way of player options.  Or, to put it in a nicer fashion: the more you get what's called a "story-based game." ...I understand that this resulting lack of choice seems paradoxical, given that people have reacted to D&D's alignment system as being somewhat restrictive. And it is somewhat restrictive.  But as somebody once pointed out, so are the rules for creating a sonnet. Perhaps that's what computer RPGs should explore in the future: less moral ambiguity, not more.

One of Trump's Rhetorical Tactics Has a Name

And a long classical pedigree.

Praeteritio is the act of saying something by saying that you're not going to say it. Like, for instance, when Trump calls Rubio a lightweight by saying "I'm not going to call him a lightweight, because I think that's a derogatory term." It's a rhetorical device as old as political rhetoric itself, once proudly wielded by Cicero, who often "refused to mention" the various crimes committed by Catiline and his supporters.

As with Cicero, Trump uses praeteritio to insult his opponents while also suggesting he's the kind of guy who's above insulting his opponents. It's a neat trick.

(H/T to Molly's Page)

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Claim That a Campus Fundraiser for Kids With Cancer Was a Microaggression

So the Tri Delts at the University of Kansas were selling candy to raise money for children with cancer when a #BLM group, "Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk", started their protest. And - check this my brothers - those elitist microagressing bitchez declined to get right with the Revolution and just kept right on selling their dirty capitalist cancer candy canes while oppression stared them right in their selfish ignorant smiling little faces.

Apparently this tweet was supposed to be damning or something.

kuassholes

The Worst Form of Cultural Appropriation

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Kuwait Scraps London to New York Flight Rather Than Fly Israelis

US Government Under Obama Considers Israeli Ties To Be Grounds For Denying Security Clearances

Mark Steyn Notes These News Bits From Europe

Two people have been arrested at a refugee center in the Austrian city of Salzburg on suspicion of being connected to last month's Paris attacks, the Salzburg prosecutors' office said on Wednesday.
Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was applied to the keypad of an electronic lock of a synagogue south of Paris.

Proposed Danish Law Would Strip Refugees of Cash and Jewelry

This seems rather ugly but then Denmark really, really wants to discourage a flood of refugees from settling in their country and gaining access to their welfare system. Perhaps if they called this an 'entry tax' it wouldn't sound as bad.

America's Most Hated CEO Arrested For Securities Fraud

hatedceo

Smashing All the Stereotypes About Feminist Poetry

It turns out that she's really into giving blowjobs. At least that was my take away from all her argy bargy stylings.

Milo Yiannopoulos Is Short on Clicks in 2015 So He Wrote This

32,000 Year Old Seed Brings Plant Back to Life

A few years ago a date palm was grown from a 2000 year old seed found at Masada but this one is from an entirely different geologic epoch.

A Russian team discovered a seed cache of Silene stenophylla, a flowering plant native to Siberia, that had been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near the banks of the Kolyma River (map). Radiocarbon dating confirmed that the seeds were 32,000 years old.

The mature and immature seeds, which had been entirely encased in ice, were unearthed from 124 feet (38 meters) below the permafrost, surrounded by layers that included mammoth, bison, and woolly rhinoceros bones.

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76 Viral Images From 2015 That Were Totally Fake

Some of these are obvious fakes, while others are fake but plausible. And a few are really just inaccurate and 'boosted' rather than completely faked.

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Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children. The sweet, sweet gullible little children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by Happy Cat:

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Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Do not taunt happy-fun ball. Theses are not the droids you're looking for. You feel a strong desire to send Ace some money for Christmas. And to call your mother more often. And maybe start flossing regularly.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:16 PM




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1 ONT!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:17 PM (YLidQ)

2 Now to read the content

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:18 PM (YLidQ)

3 Fourth!

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2015 11:19 PM (ZbV+0)

4 'ello. What's this then?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! with purchase of equal or greater value commenter at December 17, 2015 11:19 PM (nhiGb)

5 Third!

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2015 11:19 PM (ZbV+0)

6 Wait, no, that doesn't work

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2015 11:20 PM (ZbV+0)

7 That small kitty was cute. And I'm reluctant to call something "cute".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 17, 2015 11:20 PM (OQ9R7)

8 Glad to see you're still swingin' it, Maet!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:20 PM (EzgxV)

9 Eight.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 17, 2015 11:21 PM (OQ9R7)

10 Damnit, Cooth... lol!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 17, 2015 11:21 PM (OQ9R7)

11 Dark triad... yeah, sure, I know all about that too.

Posted by: Donald Trump at December 17, 2015 11:21 PM (H9MG5)

12 Hidey-ho.

And out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 17, 2015 11:21 PM (jEFso)

13 G'Night, Ricardo.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (OQ9R7)

14 Great piece in that Daddy Warpig photo in the sidebar. The woman is pretty hot too.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (DLIIY)

15 OK, before I even read the content, reposted from last night:



My regular shooting-buddy is thinking about becoming a citizen next year -- he's from an Anglosphere country, but he'd kind-of like to know how things work in the US. He understands the difference between the way things are designed to work and how they really do, so that's a start.



He caught me somewhat by surprise at an awkward time, and I could immediately think of nothing better than reading the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Neither one is that long or that obscure, and there can be no question that the Founders meant to say otherwise.



I have to confess to having "heard of" more than "read" the Federalist Papers, but have a sense that they might also be helpful -- as would a High School Civics textbook from the late 50's or early 60's.



So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?



I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:45 AM (EzgxV)

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

16 Hi Maetenloch!

Have a good ONT!
I've been doing something stupid with iPad on my lap & could not move yesterday to go to pain Doctor. I've been doing this for an hour.

Good Night!

Posted by: Carol at December 17, 2015 11:23 PM (sj3Ax)

17 Crap... I have to roll some smokes. Catch you on the flip-side.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 17, 2015 11:23 PM (OQ9R7)

18 *taunts happy fun ball*

Posted by: Buzzion at December 17, 2015 11:23 PM (zt+N6)

19 Meesa still number one in your hearts! Meesa love you, too!

Posted by: JarJar Binks at December 17, 2015 11:24 PM (sOhww)

20 Hi all
Thanks again Maet
and thanks for Happy Cat

Posted by: chemjeff at December 17, 2015 11:24 PM (uZNvH)

21 With regard to the Danes taking away the cash and jewelry from the "refugees" arriving with the specific intent of scamming the Danish welfare state, what they should really be taking away are those expensive smartphones mounted on selfie sticks. Which seem for some reason to be quite prolific among the allegedly impoverished "refugees".

Posted by: torquewrench at December 17, 2015 11:24 PM (noWW6)

22 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 17, 2015 11:25 PM (YJmuy)

23 So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?


Schoolhouse Rock.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! with purchase of equal or greater value commenter at December 17, 2015 11:25 PM (nhiGb)

24 That kitteh's happy because it has a small animal to torture. Just sayin'.

Me, I'm so sweet (dumb) that when I catch something, I don't even know what the hell to do with it.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at December 17, 2015 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

25 Any more terrorist attacks and school pulling this sort of "write the Shahada" in Arabic and dress in hijab and red states or red areas in blue states will have more revolts and I say "Good for them!" My kid is instructed to leave if they pull this stuff.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 11:25 PM (No/ki)

26 praeteritio that's like if i said that i'm not going to say that trump is a racebaiting general business failure supported in a surprising amount by racists
right?

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 17, 2015 11:26 PM (tA679)

27 HOOOORDE

PSA: Tomorrow is the last work day of the year for me. Expect my commenting quantity to increase whilst the quality of my comments decreases, if that's possible.

Posted by: DC in River City at December 17, 2015 11:26 PM (e+1S5)

28 Lol! Moderately Nefarious!

That's because it scored me way too high on the narcissism scale. I'm really not narcissistic at all. I just know I'm good at things. I don't particularly care about praise, and frankly I don't need anyone else to tell me how wonderful I am.

Except my mom.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2015 11:27 PM (Dj0WE)

29 The cat makes me cheery

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 17, 2015 11:27 PM (4rzL1)

30 Get your hands off my nuts!!!

Posted by: zombie 32,000-year-old siberian squirrel at December 17, 2015 11:27 PM (DLIIY)

31 I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:45 AM (EzgxV)
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

******

Hillsdale College has a number of free online courses they could join on the way things are supposed to be.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:27 PM (YLidQ)

32 Hello my colorful little friends in little grey boxes!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 17, 2015 11:29 PM (jR7Wy)

33 The Hillsdale stuff is really good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 11:29 PM (No/ki)

34 >>>So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?

Theory: Bastiat, The Law.
Practice: National Enquirer.

*scampers off to ammo-deals.com*

Posted by: DC in River City at December 17, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)

35 Woo Hoo, Infrequently Vile! And less Machiavelian and Narcissistic than Maet.

Posted by: buzzion at December 17, 2015 11:29 PM (zt+N6)

36 Man With No Party,
It's true about Hillsdale, but I give them some $ when I can afford it.

Posted by: Carol at December 17, 2015 11:29 PM (sj3Ax)

37 Cth - Ben Franklin's Autobiography

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2015 11:30 PM (fBkaR)

38 Anybody else getting these painless root canal ads where the girl has her head thrown back in ecstasy, mouth agape, while being aggressed by dental tools?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 17, 2015 11:30 PM (jR7Wy)

39 Yay ONT
Thank you Maet
And thanks for Happy Kitty, today was ruff

Posted by: ginaswo at December 17, 2015 11:31 PM (qxNrP)

40 while being aggressed by dental tools?


talk about a microagression

Posted by: chemjeff at December 17, 2015 11:31 PM (uZNvH)

41 That chubby poet chick - what the hell is on the side of her head?
Is that an earlobe?!?

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:31 PM (qIFpS)

42 "So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn
about the structure of American government, both in theory and in
practice?"

P.J. O'Rourke's _Parliament of Whores_.

It's somewhat out of date, having been written, what, a quarter century ago?

Things are much worse now than they were then, and they were pretty bad then.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 17, 2015 11:31 PM (noWW6)

43 Got a moral dilemma here, I have till Dec 31 to change my voting status from Dem to Rep. The only thing stopping me is the fact that most local elections are primarily dems only. I get to weed out the worst of them by staying D.
Should I change for this primary?

Posted by: FCF at December 17, 2015 11:32 PM (kejii)

44 Anybody else getting these painless root canal ads where the girl has her head thrown back in ecstasy, mouth agape, while being aggressed by dental tools?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 17, 2015 11:30 PM (jR7Wy)

****

So, root canals are what the kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:32 PM (YLidQ)

45 Not taking that quiz.

Date palm seeds in Siberia. How warm does Siberia have to be for date palms to grow there?

Posted by: Piran Myghal at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (KiYdB)

46 You have to be moderately evil just to figure out how to start that quiz.

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (fBkaR)

47 Well..
If it was really on the up and up and really "Legal" without twist things into a pretzel to arrive at that conclusion then you shouldn't be worrying about anyone throwing you under the bus Mr. Schindler.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (MbrzC)

48 so I see the GOP sold us out again.

Sweet.

In other news I got the job.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (R5HRU)

49 I second Grumps suggestion

Schoolhouse Rock- No More Kings, I'm just a bill, Shot Heard Round the World, Great American Melting Pot

Try YouTube

Posted by: ginaswo at December 17, 2015 11:34 PM (qxNrP)

50 In other news I got the job.
Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (R5HRU)

****

Awesome!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:34 PM (YLidQ)

51 49 I second Grumps suggestion

Schoolhouse Rock- No More Kings, I'm just a bill, Shot Heard Round the World, Great American Melting Pot

Try YouTube

Posted by: ginaswo at December 17, 2015 11:34 PM (qxNrP)


I'm Just a Bill no longer applies though.

Posted by: buzzion at December 17, 2015 11:34 PM (zt+N6)

52 Buzzion, I got the same result as you did.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 11:34 PM (BHl9S)

53 In other news I got the job.

Congrats!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 17, 2015 11:34 PM (YJmuy)

54 Posted by: FCF at December 17, 2015 11:32 PM (kejii)

I'd stay D. I haven't changed for that reason and others.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 17, 2015 11:35 PM (No/ki)

55 Even back then that was a communist squirrel.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 17, 2015 11:35 PM (4ErVI)

56 New Gravis national poll. Cruz within 10 of Trump-bring-out-the-geek!, & Amnestio down in decimal dust territory.

Pray God Cruz is getting it done as Gravis indicates.

Posted by: mnw at December 17, 2015 11:35 PM (/Yg5r)

57 thanks guys

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:36 PM (R5HRU)

58 Good for you, halfrican!

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:36 PM (P4eV4)

59 Infrequently Vile...
Yep that's me alright. Actually, I'm OK with scoring high on the Machiavellian scale.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2015 11:36 PM (ccfl2)

60 And Carol saved me from being willowed. Whew!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 17, 2015 11:36 PM (Lqy/e)

61 thathalfrican congratulations!

Posted by: chemjeff at December 17, 2015 11:36 PM (uZNvH)

62 Decidedly dastardly

You are decidedly dastardly. But do you use your dark personality for good, like James Bond, or evil, like Dr No?

Oh well, F it. I AM A RACIST. There I feel better.

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2015 11:36 PM (fBkaR)

63 It seems the Staunton public schools have a new scandal to deal with, as somebody gave a short prayer at a school event on Wednesday evening.

A plant?

Posted by: MTF at December 17, 2015 11:36 PM (TxJGV)

64 "Date palm seeds in Siberia. How warm does Siberia have to be for date palms to grow there?"

Those damned tribesmen and their global warming!

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:37 PM (6fIOn)

65 Those nuts belong to the State, comrade saver-squirrel.

Posted by: zombie communist 32,000-year-old siberian squirrel at December 17, 2015 11:37 PM (DLIIY)

66 23 So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?


Schoolhouse Rock.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! with purchase of equal or greater value commenter at December 17, 2015 11:25 PM (nhiGb)



Possibly a good suggestion -- I just sent him an email full of links to Weirddave's Fundamental Concepts. They're not exactly on point, but are pretty good on mood. Do you have specific Schoolhouse Rock links to offer?



I don't want to drop real identifying information on him, but we met in a firearms safety class, which tends to put a 2A spin on our conversations. He's thinking of going for the real deal next year, though, and I want him to know and understand everything about this "USA" club he's joining.



And he knows we're here. He might drop into this ONT.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:38 PM (EzgxV)

67 Unless, of course, I get my three demands.

A hundred thousand in cash,
getaway car
and I want the letter M stricken from the English language.

See, you have to make one crazy demand, that way, if you get caught, you can plead insanity.

Ha.... Getaway car.

Posted by: Pres**ent Obama at December 17, 2015 11:38 PM (e8kgV)

68 So what tree were you, halfrican?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:38 PM (DLIIY)

69 Thanks Donna, and its late. roofers will be here early so...
Night Folks

Posted by: FCF at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (kejii)

70
So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?



I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:45 AM (EzgxV)
---
So you already have the basics covered for "theory".

The in practice part is fairly easily covered by "With some rare exceptions, He who has the $$$$, makes the rules".

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (MbrzC)

71 31 I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:45 AM (EzgxV)
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

******

Hillsdale College has a number of free online courses they could join on the way things are supposed to be.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:27 PM (YLidQ)



Link?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (EzgxV)

72 I'm Just a Bill no longer applies though.
Posted by: buzzion


Sure it does.

https://youtu.be/JUDSeb2zHQ0

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (FkBIv)

73 Tree?

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (R5HRU)

74 Good night FCF

Posted by: chemjeff at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (uZNvH)

75 Pres**ent Obama:

We will meet all your demands, including the letter M, but we don't have any cars left after the global warming laws.

Would this large Trebuchet do?

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (6fIOn)

76 Jane d'oh
I'm so sorry the in laws suck
Hope Hubby comes to his senses
I went from lefty to conservativemaybe there's hope

Posted by: ginaswo at December 17, 2015 11:40 PM (qxNrP)

77 Link?
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (EzgxV)

*****

Hillsdale.edu

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:40 PM (YLidQ)

78 Praeteritio is the act of saying something by saying that you're not going to say it. Like, for instance, when Trump calls Rubio a lightweight by saying "I'm not going to call him a lightweight, because I think that's a derogatory term.

Difference between that and apophasis is what exactly?

Kuwait Scraps London to New York Flight Rather Than Fly Israelis

Oh, but we Westerners are the racists/homophobic/bigoted ones ...

Proposed Danish Law Would Strip Refugees of Cash and Jewelry/i]

Hey, here's a better idea than the Pre-Shower Stripping; don't let them in.

America's Most Hated CEO Arrested For Securities Fraud

If I disliked Greg Gutfeld, something something something something!

32,000 Year Old Seed Brings Plant Back to Life

One hand, untrustworthy Russkies. Other hand, HOLY SH*T.

"Posh Booing "

Whatty now?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 17, 2015 11:40 PM (9YDUz)

79 Moderately nefarious.

Really high Machaivelli. Sorta high narcissism. Below average psychopathy.

Yeah, that sounds about right.

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

80 42 "So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn
about the structure of American government, both in theory and in
practice?"

P.J. O'Rourke's _Parliament of Whores_.

It's somewhat out of date, having been written, what, a quarter century ago?

Things are much worse now than they were then, and they were pretty bad then.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 17, 2015 11:31 PM (noWW6)



Y'know what? -- I own a dead tree copy. I should see if I can find it for him. That is an excellent recommendation.

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

81 Oh yah! Halfafrican, so happy for you!

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 11:41 PM (2x3L+)

82 In yesterday's ONT we were discussing HR interviewers asking stupid questions like, "If you were a try, what type would you be?" Sorry. I thought you were around for it.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:41 PM (DLIIY)

83 Schoolhouse Rock has been updated to Schoolhouse Rap. where the bill gets made into a law and then is randomly enforced by the DOJ dependent on political and racial affiliation.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 17, 2015 11:41 PM (wHX4r)

84 I sensed a great disturbance in the Force.

As if million of nerds suddenly spazzled in an apple pie.

Posted by: eman at December 17, 2015 11:42 PM (MQEz6)

85 Oh I was probably asleep at that point andy.

I will admit I was disappointed I didn't get asked what my weaknesses are. I really wanted to answer - kryptonite.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:42 PM (R5HRU)

86 Doh! "tree" not "try" in #82.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:42 PM (DLIIY)

87 So
according to National Climate Data Center (NCDC) department of NOAA, we're just about ready to return to a global ice age.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/abrupt/data2.html

and if Siberia was warmer 32,000 years ago, enough for date palms to survive, then we're already in one of the downward steps toward increased glaciation. The problem of global warming is solved. It's getting colder.

Science proves it.

Posted by: Piran Myghal at December 17, 2015 11:43 PM (KiYdB)

88 L, elle!
I've been wondering about that puppy all day!
I'm sure the day walkers got pretty tired of me asking if you showed up yet...

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:43 PM (P4eV4)

89 Beard and Turtle just the USA another mighty raping.

Posted by: eman at December 17, 2015 11:43 PM (MQEz6)

90 48 so I see the GOP sold us out again.

Sweet.

In other news I got the job.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (R5HRU)



YAY!!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:44 PM (EzgxV)

91 Congratulations, Halfrican!

Do you get a penthouse office and a McClaren?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 17, 2015 11:44 PM (jR7Wy)

92 You all are tres strange!

I am new here, & I'm trying to assimilate. I drink a lot, so I got that going for me, anyway.

Posted by: mnw at December 17, 2015 11:44 PM (/Yg5r)

93 Piran: It's OK, the left has renamed it Climate Change.

When the glaciers start advancing, they will blame that on carbon emissions as well.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:44 PM (6fIOn)

94 The date palm seeds were not from Siberia.

Posted by: eman at December 17, 2015 11:45 PM (MQEz6)

95 69
Thanks Donna, and its late. roofers will be here early so...

Night Folks

Posted by: FCF at December 17, 2015 11:39 PM (kejii)

Had a weird work schedule once where I had to sleep during the day but was having the roof replaced. Worst week ever. BOOM BOOM BOOM non-stop.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 17, 2015 11:45 PM (4ErVI)

96
Good evening, good people.

For those who are under the influence of gloom and doom regarding our beloved land, let me say this to you.

Our bedrock is solid as ever.

That bedrock is threefold.

It is The Declaration of Independence--the WHY.

The Bill of Rights--that which is inalienable.

And the Constitution--the blueprint.

That triad has allowed us to flourish to the extent of becoming the most exceptional country AND people yet seen on the planet.

We face a challenge today that MUST be met,by each and every one of us who hold to the precepts we were founded on. It is our duty.

I believe without doubt we will prevail in this, because we are AMERICANS, and as such are denied the option of failure.

Thus you may NEVER quit.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 17, 2015 11:45 PM (jeCnD)

97 We were discussing sweater puppies all day. Is that it?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:45 PM (DLIIY)

98 Quiz requires js... there for it is evil.

Infrequently vile

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 17, 2015 11:45 PM (MbrzC)

99 89,

Here's the verb: gave.

Posted by: eman at December 17, 2015 11:46 PM (MQEz6)

100 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 17, 2015 11:44 PM (jR7Wy)

If only

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:46 PM (R5HRU)

101 In other news I got the job.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (R5HRU)
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Congrats!

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 17, 2015 11:46 PM (MbrzC)

102 "You all are tres strange!"

Yes, trees are strange, and not what they seem.

That is why HR bints keep asking about them.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:46 PM (6fIOn)

103 Weren't they suggesting excessive carbon usage in order to prevent global icing back in the 1970's?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 17, 2015 11:46 PM (FkBIv)

104 Irongrampa -

Keep on rockin' in the free world...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2015 11:46 PM (ccfl2)

105 eman: re-read the article.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:47 PM (6fIOn)

106 That's right. I smuggled the date palm seeds in up my butt from Jordan because I didn't want the commie squirrel stealing all my stuff.

Posted by: zombie 32,000-year-old siberian squirrel at December 17, 2015 11:47 PM (DLIIY)

107 >>>In other news I got the job.

FUCK YEAH

Posted by: DC in River City at December 17, 2015 11:48 PM (e+1S5)

108 @85
You owe me a bourbon & ginger.
Or, at least one mouthful...

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:48 PM (P4eV4)

109 Oops. You are correct, eman. I needed to re-read the article.

Spoiled a good joke, you did. Bugger.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:48 PM (6fIOn)

110
105 eman: re-read the article.
Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:47 PM (6fIOn)

You mean the article.

Posted by: eman at December 17, 2015 11:48 PM (MQEz6)

111 I scored Infrequently Vile

Posted by: ginaswo at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (qxNrP)

112 In other news I got the job.
Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (R5HRU)


Woo Hoo!

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (+lVUW)

113 "If you were a try, what type would you be?"

As a hooker, one where I collect a loose ball from the line in and run over the back side winger before the full back can knock the shit out of me.

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (fBkaR)

114 We are after Moose and Squirrel so we can learn the whereabouts of their secret seed cache.

Posted by: 32,000 year old Boris and Natasha at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (H9MG5)

115 110,

Okay, then

Verb: read.

Posted by: eman at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

116 103
I thought they were recommending fewer people. We were all going to starve.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (BHl9S)

117 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677522717147594752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677522868100603905

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677523013194117120

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677523155318153216

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677523289418424320

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (GrXXa)

118 Awesome news on the no front HA!

Posted by: ginaswo at December 17, 2015 11:50 PM (qxNrP)

119
32,000 years ago, the ground in Siberia was not permanently frozen, and that cute and cuddly little squirrel we all know and love from the cartoon was able to bury those date palm seeds.

Now the ground in Siberia is permanently frozen.
What does that tell you?

Plate tectonics of course. Siberia used to be closer to the equator. See?

Posted by: Piran Myghal at December 17, 2015 11:50 PM (KiYdB)

120 Do you know how evil I am? I conned the quiz into thinking I am only "Moderately Nefarious".

Fools!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 17, 2015 11:50 PM (jR7Wy)

121 So the nut thing.

Does that mean the movie Ice Age was a documentary?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 17, 2015 11:51 PM (Z7G74)

122 Read it.

The date palm seeds were not from Siberia.

Posted by: eman at December 17, 2015 11:51 PM (MQEz6)

123 Errr the job front

Posted by: ginaswo at December 17, 2015 11:51 PM (qxNrP)

124 Yea, I did, and you were correct. Stop shooting, please.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:51 PM (6fIOn)

125 Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:33 PM (R5HRU)

Congrats.

You know you're paying for the drinks, right?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 17, 2015 11:51 PM (4ErVI)

126 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677523427155144704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677524000571072512

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677524305379504130

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677524673723240448

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677527523950010369

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2015 11:52 PM (GrXXa)

127 See comment # 109.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:52 PM (6fIOn)

128 Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:48 PM (P4eV4)

Once I'm jet flyin', limousine drivin'.....

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:52 PM (R5HRU)

129 So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?

I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.

Posted by: cthulhu


1. Find a civics textbook printed before 1980 or so. Biographies of mid-century presidents also good.

2. Short of forcing him to read the Fed papers, start with the hillsdale college lectures on the constitution ( 101 and 102), fed papers, and the Presidency and the Constitution.

http://online.hillsdale.edu/dashboard/courses

3. Attend a local city council meeting a few times. Go and introduce oneself to the members. Talk to them before or after.

Follow ordinances as the wind their way through the body.

Likewise, if he/she lives near the state capitol, do the same, particularly introducing oneself and talking to the state reps.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 17, 2015 11:52 PM (9YDUz)

130 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 17, 2015 11:51 PM (4ErVI)

What if I've drank them all?

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:52 PM (R5HRU)

131 >>>
92 You all are tres strange!
I am new here, & I'm trying to assimilate. I drink a lot, so I got that going for me, anyway.

1) welcome, we don't bite. Much.
B). 1 was a lie, fuck you
III) whatcha drinking tonight?

Tomorrow is my last work day of 2015, so I'm drinking All The Drinks.

Posted by: DC in River City at December 17, 2015 11:53 PM (e+1S5)

132 This is what you get when the NYTimes doesn't get the memo that the Republican debate was about foreign policy ...

It was remarkable that the Republican presidential candidates' debate this week, supposedly focused on keeping Americans safe, was devoid of questions and comments about the public health issue of gun violence.

Instead, the nine Republican rivals spent much of their time dwelling darkly on potential threats from Islamic State terrorists. And when they brought up the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., this month, carried out by a couple found to be inspired by Islamic State violence, the discussion never veered to the easy gun access that enabled those killers -- and many others -- to commit swift and horrific slaughter of innocent people.

Posted by: Joan Rivers at December 17, 2015 11:53 PM (e8kgV)

133 Bonus ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677529718753742849

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677534195678380032

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/677598058683609088

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2015 11:54 PM (GrXXa)

134 Tomorrow is my last work day of 2015, so I'm drinking All The Drinks.
Posted by: DC in River City at December 17, 2015 11:53 PM (e+1S5)
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Does that include glazed donut vodka?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 17, 2015 11:54 PM (jR7Wy)

135 OH, and the best way to learn about US civics in practice?

Meet as many local business owners and ask them what the most difficult part of their interaction with fed, state, and local governments is.

Business owners won't have to be encouraged much.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 17, 2015 11:54 PM (9YDUz)

136 92 You all are tres strange!

I am new here, & I'm trying to assimilate. I drink a lot, so I got that going for me, anyway.

Posted by: mnw at December 17, 2015 11:44 PM (/Yg5r)



That is, indeed, a good start. Welcome.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

137 We have a Begonia like sock on the ONT. Awesome.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:55 PM (YLidQ)

138 Well... I've been banned everywhere else (rrhelections, etc.), so I guess I'm down with the 'rons now. Howdy.

Posted by: mnw at December 17, 2015 11:55 PM (/Yg5r)

139 My Mr. Happy is in need of some serious therapy after seeing that story about the feminist poet.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the trans-Wookie Original at December 17, 2015 11:55 PM (GGXG7)

140 >>>> Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:43 PM (P4eV4)
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You are so sweet to be so concerned. Mean that.
Yeah, not really a daywalker. Insomnia.

Bittersweet Symphony with this pretty doggeh. I had to bring her to the Humane Society in the closest nearby town to me. They scanned her for a microchip. Nothing.

I wish I could keep her. She was a dream doggie. Perfectly trained and obedient and so pretty, inherited from someone else who had to do all the real work. My own giant puppy was super jealous of her and went crazy. I have 5 days to decide if I want to adopt her. Thinking about it

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2015 11:55 PM (2x3L+)

141 If you try to post in italics, you can visit our Barrel, mnw.

I hear there is some good porn in there.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:56 PM (6fIOn)

142 Did you just quote Ric NATURE BOY Flair? Awesome!
Whoooooooo!

Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:56 PM (P4eV4)

143 the discussion never veered to the easy gun access restrictive gun laws that enabled those Islamic killers -- and many others -- to commit swift and horrific slaughter of innocent unarmed people who couldn't shoot back .

Fixed

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2015 11:57 PM (fBkaR)

144 Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 17, 2015 11:56 PM (P4eV4)

That's a god tier promo right there.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 17, 2015 11:57 PM (R5HRU)

145 and a gloryhole

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2015 11:57 PM (fBkaR)

146 This is what you get when the NYTimes doesn't get the memo that the Republican debate was about foreign policy ...

Did they get around to blaming gun violence on climate change?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 17, 2015 11:58 PM (FkBIv)

147 In other news I got the job.

Posted by: thathalfrican


Congrats.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 17, 2015 11:58 PM (9YDUz)

148
8:39 PM: There were some tense moments tonight at the Grove in Los Angeles as the Fire Department evacuated a theater was showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An LAFD spokesman tells Deadline that firefighters in multiple trucks responded to an alarm at about 8:10 PM and cleared the theater. They soon determined that it was a false alarm someone apparently pulled a fire alarm and was there was no danger to the public. The trucks have left the scene.

8:50 PM: According to social media reports, moviegoers who were evacuated from Pacific Theatres at the Grove were allowed back in, and theater officials started the film over.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 17, 2015 11:58 PM (kdS6q)

149 At Drudge: a Blaine, MN school district is having the choir sing an "Allahu Akhbar" song along with "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night" as well as (I take it) a portion of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from the "Messiah". (The "report" doesn't name the Jewish song also being sung.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:58 PM (DLIIY)

150 12 Posts of Christmas, 2015 (Day 5)

Loreena McKennitt performs "In Praise of Christmas".

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10603

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 17, 2015 11:59 PM (vBeA5)

151 The Intentional Fail of the GOP

Does the Republican party establishment want to lose in 2016? Rather than try to show the party base that they really to care about their concerns, the establishment in control of Congress isn't even trying to pretend to care, as evidenced by the new omnibus spending bill.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10715

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 17, 2015 11:59 PM (vBeA5)

152 And ding dongs in the barrel ....

http://static.schlockmercenary.com/comics/schlock20151218.jpg?1450388887

Posted by: Kristophr at December 17, 2015 11:59 PM (6fIOn)

153 138 Well... I've been banned everywhere else (rrhelections, etc.), so I guess I'm down with the 'rons now. Howdy.

Posted by: mnw at December 17, 2015 11:55 PM (/Yg5r)
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This nick strikes me as familiar... pp? hedge?
eh whatevs, welcome.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 18, 2015 12:00 AM (MbrzC)

154 Hey everybody.

Remember the friend I mentioned a few weeks back, who had to check into the hospital and basically just kick back and *wait* for a new heart to come in for his transplant? His name is Michael Belanger. Well anyway, his heart came in tonight and according to his FB feed, he went into surgery an hour ago.

So of course I will be praying, and of course any prayers and good wishes the Horde can send along are also quite welcome. This is also a guy who is likely to be helping out a bit when it finally comes time to shoot the film I've been talking about, btw. Anyway, wanted to pass along the news.

I don't think heart transplants are considered rare at this point, but I'm not sure they're considered routine yet either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2015 12:00 AM (ntObR)

155 Chairman, also, if you're still here, can you ask slap to share my contact info with your bestest blog friend, the ch other person?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 12:01 AM (2x3L+)

156 Does the Republican party establishment want to lose in 2016?
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Heads they win, tails they win, in their eyes anyway, honey badgers don't give a hoot.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 18, 2015 12:02 AM (MbrzC)

157 God help him and have mercy on the donor.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:03 AM (DLIIY)

158 L, Elle, is this the dog that wasn't barking? You also have a great dane? You are very kind to care for the dog.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 12:03 AM (BHl9S)

159 Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:58 PM (DLIIY)

Happy birthday, Mohammed? His birthday is around the 15th of December.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2015 12:04 AM (No/ki)

160 qdpsteve, prayers for your friend.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 12:04 AM (BHl9S)

161 Can't believe that I looked at all 76 fake images.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 12:05 AM (yddCj)

162 = 1 x 1

Posted by: mindful webworker - religiously at December 18, 2015 12:05 AM (ACs58)

163 I will pray for Michael (that all goes smooth and well) and the family/friends of the donor. Thx to the earlier poster who mentioned the donor too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2015 12:06 AM (No/ki)

164 1 x 1 = 2

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 12:06 AM (BHl9S)

165 Evening everybody!

Just sent in a resume for a different job with my company. The job is in Germany. On Monday I'll try and reach out to my HR rep to see about other opportunities that way. What the hell am I thinking?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 18, 2015 12:07 AM (fC9RO)

166 Well, well, a Saudi millionaire, named Something Abdulaziz was just acquitted of rape charges in London. His defense was he just tripped over the girl and fell on top of her. And, his penis just happened to be hanging out of his pants from having sex with another women, which also explains how his semen got inside her vagina.

He still had a little dribbling out you see, stumbled over the girl in the dark, and darn it, little Mohammed just plopped right in her hole.

They acquitted him.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 18, 2015 12:07 AM (dvuhZ)

167 Alright folks, I'm out.

Night all.

Posted by: thathalfrican at December 18, 2015 12:08 AM (R5HRU)

168 Happy birthday, dear Mo,
Happy birthday to yo'

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:08 AM (DLIIY)

169 Thanks everyone. And of course, prayers of thanks for the donor too.

I admit I have mixed feelings about putting myself down as a donor. I assume others here do as well. I do consider it somewhat brave, even though obviously you're not using the equipment when it's removed for someone else.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2015 12:08 AM (ntObR)

170 You too can become an anime girl:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/juwhxnc

NSFW

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at December 18, 2015 12:08 AM (vBeA5)

171 Claim you're a Syrian, Alex. Then they have to take you in!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:09 AM (DLIIY)

172 An organ donor post-mortem, that is. :-)

Although I have been pegged by a few people as the world's first living brain donor previously.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2015 12:09 AM (ntObR)

173 And, his penis just happened to be hanging out of his pants from having sex with another women, which also explains how his semen got inside her vagina.

She should have told him to get bent.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 18, 2015 12:09 AM (FkBIv)

174
btw, that happy cat picture is a fake.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 18, 2015 12:09 AM (ODxAs)

175 >>>>> Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 12:03 AM
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Yeah, CaliGirl, that was the not-barking lost dog that just went and showed up on up on my doorstep. My Great Dane is very protective as she should be. The lost dog though was so sweet and docile and grateful. I wanted to keep her, but Great Dane. The two fought all day.

Today was hard bc of doggies

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 12:10 AM (2x3L+)

176 publius, never underestimate the power of bribery.

My guess is those jurors will all be moving out-of-country to beautiful Costa Rican estates very soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2015 12:10 AM (ntObR)

177 Woot woot ONT

Ok I was late,but TS ONT time

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:11 AM (voOPb)

178 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 18, 2015 12:07 AM (dvuhZ)
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And they said the single bullet theory was a stretch!

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 18, 2015 12:11 AM (MbrzC)

179 Happy birthday, dear Mo,
Happy birthday to yo'
Radical Islam is a death cult
and terrorists blow.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2015 12:12 AM (No/ki)

180 On Monday I'll try and reach out to my HR rep to see about other opportunities that way. What the hell am I thinking?

Posted by: Colorado Alex


Covering all bases, I assume. That and you really, really want to get into a dirndel the hard way.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:12 AM (9YDUz)

181 Well, at least the trial wasn't in Saudi. They would have sentenced her to 50 or 100 lashes for lying around immodestly like that allowing her vagina to get in the way of his dick like that. Maybe even beheaded her.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 18, 2015 12:12 AM (dvuhZ)

182 So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?

I thought the novel Advise & Consent did a pretty good job of explaining how the Senate works, in much the same way that Tom Clancy does a pretty good job of explaining how whatever technical thing he's currently writing about works, or Ian Fleming does a pretty good job of explaining how Baccarat or whatever card game he's currently exploiting works.

Bernard Bailyn's "To Begin the World Anew" was a pretty good and easy history read.

And I second just about anything by P.J. O'Rourke.

And Thomas Sowell's Vision of the Anointed to see how the left wants it to work. Or Throw Them All Out to see how the establishment wants it to work. If you want him to actually come over, you might leave those two until after he's committed...

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 18, 2015 12:12 AM (2lndx)

183 Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2015 11:49 PM (fBkaR)

I see what you did there!

Posted by: April, once a rugby player at December 18, 2015 12:13 AM (79ZSg)

184 L, Elle, that is a tough situation. I hope you are able to find a home or a foster family for it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 12:13 AM (BHl9S)

185 Bet there was a moslem in the jury. Takes at least two female witnesses to contradict a man under sharia.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:13 AM (6fIOn)

186 Time to lay my evil but strangely charismatic head down to rest.

Goodnight my future subjects!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 18, 2015 12:15 AM (jR7Wy)

187 Pass me the shoe!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:15 AM (DLIIY)

188 Covering all bases, I assume. That and you really, really want to get into a dirndel the hard way.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:12 AM (9YDUz)


I figure now's the best time. The contract I'm currently on is looking iffy, and I'm single with almost no debt. So why not try and see what happens. The thing is, I hate the thought of living east of the Mississippi, so Europe...?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 18, 2015 12:15 AM (fC9RO)

189 So, it turns out I am infrequently vile. I ranked highest in Machiavellianism, with psychopathy just edging out narcissism for second place. Strange to me, as I don't see myself as manipulative at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:15 AM (kpqmD)

190 I am pretty freaked out. The terrorist dude and his wacko friend wanted to attack the Jr college that Grimmy attends. I'm rather happy he's just graduated. That whole deal had me super weirded out. I have a neighbor who knew all the victims, because she worked as an environmental compliance with them. Even the shooter. This was too close to us.

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 12:17 AM (6ga6c)

191 L, elle
I read the word "bittersweet" and was hoping to read that you found her family, but hated to give her up...
Someone is looking for her - I would put good money on that.
If not, go back and bring her home! I bet your pup will become accustomed to her in no time.

I must admit - I am confused about your #155.
I don't have your contact info, do i?

Oh, wait - slap has your info, and you want cthulhu to have it?
I can do that
(Forgive me - I'm kind of slow)


Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 18, 2015 12:18 AM (P4eV4)

192 So why not try and see what happens. The thing is, I hate the thought of living east of the Mississippi, so Europe...?
Posted by: Colorado Alex


I think everyone should live abroad for few years. It's a lesson without peer.

So, how's your language ability?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:18 AM (9YDUz)

193 Gushka, that sucks

I'm glad Grim is ok. Also, congrats to him!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 18, 2015 12:18 AM (fC9RO)

194 Moderately Nefarious

High on Machiavellianism
Middle on Narcissism
Medium on Psychopathy

Posted by: Zakn at December 18, 2015 12:19 AM (d2pTe)

195 At least that was my take away from all her argy bargy stylings.----

Just sayin when you finger profundity you ate going to have messy fingers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:19 AM (voOPb)

196
I think everyone should live abroad for few years. It's a lesson without peer.

So, how's your language ability?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:18 AM (9YDUz)


I'll come back, kiss the ground, and immediately go buy a gun or six.

Or be drafted into one side or the other of the ongoing civil war.

I'm ok with languages.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 18, 2015 12:20 AM (fC9RO)

197

Honest Quiz: results: Moderately Nefarious.

Gamed Quiz results: Decidedly dastardly ...
and Psychopathy at only 65%.


... this, of course, should surprise no one.

Posted by: Darth Math at December 18, 2015 12:21 AM (FlRtG)

198 We need more 'ettes in Drindls ... with moar beer.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:22 AM (6fIOn)

199 So I went and saw it.

Are we doing spoilers yet?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:24 AM (1xUj/)

200 please not. I'd like to go see it tomorrow.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:24 AM (6fIOn)

201 Co Alex didn't know you hated us as you do.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:26 AM (voOPb)

202 154 Hey everybody.

Remember the friend I mentioned a few weeks back, who had to check into the hospital and basically just kick back and *wait* for a new heart to come in for his transplant? His name is Michael Belanger. Well anyway, his heart came in tonight and according to his FB feed, he went into surgery an hour ago.

So of course I will be praying, and of course any prayers and good wishes the Horde can send along are also quite welcome. This is also a guy who is likely to be helping out a bit when it finally comes time to shoot the film I've been talking about, btw. Anyway, wanted to pass along the news.

I don't think heart transplants are considered rare at this point, but I'm not sure they're considered routine yet either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2015 12:00 AM (ntObR)



Hoping for the best possible outcome.....and sad thoughts for the donor.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:27 AM (EzgxV)

203 The thing is, I hate the thought of living east of the Mississippi
---------------------

*?*

So... Arkansas would be ok?

Well, it is true that Tammy lives there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 12:28 AM (9mTYi)

204 MH,

I've not had good experiences the further East I've gone. I like the west, the pacific NW, and the SW.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 18, 2015 12:28 AM (fC9RO)

205 Other than the Darth Vader sex change, we're not allowing spoilers on the ONT.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:30 AM (DLIIY)

206 190 I am pretty freaked out. The terrorist dude and his wacko friend wanted to attack the Jr college that Grimmy attends. I'm rather happy he's just graduated. That whole deal had me super weirded out. I have a neighbor who knew all the victims, because she worked as an environmental compliance with them. Even the shooter. This was too close to us.

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 12:17 AM (6ga6c)



I didn't think about it as being so close to you. Yikes.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:31 AM (EzgxV)

207 Luke Skywalker's pimp-speeder was pretty impressive, though.

The velvet upholstery flowed through all beings.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:31 AM (9YDUz)

208 Other than the Darth Vader sex change, we're not allowing spoilers on the ONT.

Fair enough, that was before the girl went into the volcano.*



*not a spoiler: Brian Dennehey's performance as the volcano was wonderfully nuanced.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:32 AM (1xUj/)

209 205 Other than the Darth Vader sex change, we're not allowing spoilers on the ONT.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2015 12:30 AM (DLIIY)

Han flying the Millennium Falcon into the volcano at the end was a bit over the top.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:32 AM (kpqmD)

210 Infrequently vile.

Meh.

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2015 12:32 AM (ZbV+0)

211 Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars.

Posted by: Lounge Singer at December 18, 2015 12:34 AM (Moh0M)

212 White House officials are pledging that President Obama will deliver a "non-traditional" State of the Union address in January, the last time he will deliver the annual speech as president.

The address will still be given in the Capitol before joint session of Congress. But instead of rattling off a laundry list of proposals for lawmakers to consider, a senior White House official said the president will take a "big picture approach to some of the challenges and opportunities that we face" as a country.

...

Obama will deliver his State of the Union on Jan. 12, scheduled earlier than usual so it falls before people start going the polls in early-voting primary states.

... that Obama .. always the statesman /snark

Posted by: David Windsor at December 18, 2015 12:35 AM (e8kgV)

213 210 Infrequently vile.

Meh.
Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2015 12:32 AM (ZbV+0)

You seem to be in good company with that score. If they had some kind of anger/bitterness/cynicism quiz I'm pretty sure I'm max it out.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:35 AM (kpqmD)

214 You people do realize that all on-line personality 'tests' are just marketing gathering ops, yes?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:35 AM (9YDUz)

215 Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero) cracks me up most of the time,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:35 AM (voOPb)

216 So Princess Obama will be hectoring us redneck retards again?

( Yawn )

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:35 AM (6fIOn)

217 214 You people do realize that all on-line personality 'tests' are just marketing gathering ops, yes?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:35 AM (9YDUz)

This one doesn't ask for any kind of demographic information.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM (kpqmD)

218 I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 03:45 AM (EzgxV)
Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

******

Hillsdale College has a number of free online courses they could join on the way things are supposed to be.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 17, 2015 11:27 PM (YLidQ)

Excellent answer.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM (C3E0x)

219 191 L, elle
I read the word "bittersweet" and was hoping to read that you found her family, but hated to give her up...
Someone is looking for her - I would put good money on that.
If not, go back and bring her home! I bet your pup will become accustomed to her in no time.

I must admit - I am confused about your #155.
I don't have your contact info, do i?

Oh, wait - slap has your info, and you want cthulhu to have it?
I can do that
(Forgive me - I'm kind of slow)


Posted by: The Chairman Of The Bored at December 18, 2015 12:18 AM (P4eV4)



I think she wants to talk to you, but knows Slap; if you have a direct link to Slap, then you have contact......but if you don't have a direct link to Slap, I can link between you and Slap.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM (EzgxV)

220 This one doesn't ask for any kind of demographic information.
Posted by: Insomniac


Your IP is enough to match to other databases.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM (9YDUz)

221 Moderately nefarious.

I like the Don Draper comparison.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:37 AM (1xUj/)

222 Hopelessly lost. Help is

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at December 18, 2015 12:37 AM (aUQgu)

223 CO Alex, ok. I'm only an hour east of the MS River. I'm an up north wood & water kind of guy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:39 AM (voOPb)

224 Your IP is enough to match to other databases.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM (9YDUz)

Oh well. *shrugs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:39 AM (kpqmD)

225 You people do realize that all on-line personality 'tests' are just marketing gathering ops, yes?

So I shouldn't have maxed out the slider on "getting revenge on authority figures"?

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2015 12:40 AM (ZbV+0)

226 I didn't think about it as being so close to you. Yikes.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:31 AM (EzgxV)


It all happened 25 minutes away. Bunches of my Ren faire friends knew Kaufmann (I got to hear how wonderful he was and that sucked) And I an tell you for a fact from all the animal rescue I have dome that you can't go into a sealed apartment like those journalists did. I saved some cats from a land lord who wanted to take them to the pound by knowing that after their owners murder they could not go in there but the roommate could until the rent was used up. Because they had been up to date on bills and paid first and last month's up front. In the end I got the white cat. That was one of the best cats ever and so I remembered what I did and immediately knew they did was wrong from that case...hope someone does jail time

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 12:41 AM (6ga6c)

227
So I shouldn't have maxed out the slider on "getting revenge on authority figures"?
Posted by: Methos


Meh.

Posted by: Bob at the NSA at December 18, 2015 12:42 AM (9YDUz)

228 thathalfrican-Congrats

Qdp good wishes to your friend w/heart issue

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:42 AM (voOPb)

229 224 Your IP is enough to match to other databases.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM (9YDUz)

Oh well. *shrugs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:39 AM (kpqmD)



Assuming you're not running through a proxy.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:43 AM (EzgxV)

230 The personality test won't let me play. What is it afraid of?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 12:44 AM (9mTYi)

231 you scared it, Mike.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:44 AM (6fIOn)

232 230 The personality test won't let me play. What is it afraid of?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 12:44 AM (9mTYi)

You.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:44 AM (kpqmD)

233 Oh, and if anyone wants to spend $10k on a sword ...

http://www.summerchild.com/forsale.html

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:45 AM (6fIOn)

234 Assuming you're not running through a proxy.....
Posted by: cthulhu
----------------

Should someone be concerned if their proxy is located in McLean,VA?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 12:46 AM (9mTYi)

235 Gushka, you do animal rescue? I have question about feral cat shelters.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 12:47 AM (BHl9S)

236 Well, it's not Mordor, USA.

That honor is held by the state of Illinois.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:47 AM (6fIOn)

237 226 I didn't think about it as being so close to you. Yikes.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:31 AM (EzgxV)


It all happened 25 minutes away. Bunches of my Ren faire friends knew Kaufmann (I got to hear how wonderful he was and that sucked) And I an tell you for a fact from all the animal rescue I have dome that you can't go into a sealed apartment like those journalists did. I saved some cats from a land lord who wanted to take them to the pound by knowing that after their owners murder they could not go in there but the roommate could until the rent was used up. Because they had been up to date on bills and paid first and last month's up front. In the end I got the white cat. That was one of the best cats ever and so I remembered what I did and immediately knew they did was wrong from that case...hope someone does jail time

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 12:41 AM (6ga6c)




Everything about the incident stank to high-heaven. But I'm so used to thinking of your area as being X far away from stuff in greater LA instead of Y far away from San Berdoo. So sorry I didn't twig to it being on your lap. Hope you guys are ok.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

238 Victim disarmament zones ... they draw nutters and terrorists like flies to shit.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:49 AM (6fIOn)

239 >>> Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM
------
Yeah, Chairman, that's exactly it.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 12:49 AM (2x3L+)

240 I will take the test in the work PC and report tomorrow nite. As if anyone will care

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:49 AM (voOPb)

241 I will take the test in the work PC and report tomorrow nite. As if anyone will care
Posted by: Misanthropic
---------------

I might have broken it...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 12:50 AM (9mTYi)

242 Your evil goes to eleven.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 18, 2015 12:50 AM (6fIOn)

243 Tomorrow is my last work day of 2015, so I'm drinking All The Drinks.

Posted by: DC in River City at December 17, 2015 11:53 PM (e+1S5)

Damn, must be nice.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 12:51 AM (C3E0x)

244
#RockChalkAllWeDoIsSquawk

Posted by: Addington v Poindexter: Battle Royale of the Spurned Names (TM) at December 18, 2015 12:51 AM (BK3ZS)

245 I think everyone should live abroad for few years. It's a lesson without peer.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:18 AM (9YDUz)


Meh. It won't hurt but it's not all that great, either. It's a lesson that does, indeed, have many peers.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2015 12:53 AM (zc3Db)

246 All righty reprobates, I'm out. See you on the day threads.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:53 AM (kpqmD)

247 Ah. 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' playing

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 12:54 AM (9mTYi)

248 149 At Drudge: a Blaine, MN school district is having the choir sing an "Allahu Akhbar" song along with "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night" as well as (I take it) a portion of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from the "Messiah". (The "report" doesn't name the Jewish song also being sung.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:58 PM (DLIIY)


And then the traditional airing of grievences and feats of strength?

gotta cover ALL the bases!

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 18, 2015 12:54 AM (f7rv6)

249 Well... I've been banned everywhere else (rrhelections, etc.), so I guess I'm down with the 'rons now. Howdy.

Posted by: mnw at December 17, 2015 11:55 PM (/Yg5r)

WE control the horizontal.

WE control the vertical.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 12:54 AM (C3E0x)

250 @234. No more than Rochester NY

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:55 AM (voOPb)

251 It's a lesson that does, indeed, have many peers.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


Name three for the sake of it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:55 AM (9YDUz)

252 WE control the horizontal.

WE control the vertical.
Posted by: Blano
------------------

Huh? Whut?

Posted by: Anyone under 40, or so. at December 18, 2015 12:56 AM (9mTYi)

253 , you do animal rescue? I have question about feral cat shelters.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 12:47 AM (BHl9S)



What do you wanna know? There's good and bad. I do TNR. And The Cat Cove is a good place in Long Beach. I respect their work. ALLEY CAT ALLIES IS GOOD.

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 12:56 AM (6ga6c)

254 239 >>> Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:36 AM
------
Yeah, Chairman, that's exactly it.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 12:49 AM (2x3L+)



I ended-up changing emails around with the Ira thing, and trying to reconnect mailboxes with the Chairman (who also lost his phone and reverted to an older email) I'm still fuckin' around with that *rolls eyes*. When I've had him on the phone, he's mentioned that he's put his current email on the blog a few times recently. You might try that.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

255 At Drudge: a Blaine, MN school district is having the choir sing an "Allahu Akhbar" song along with "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night" as well as (I take it) a portion of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from the "Messiah". (The "report" doesn't name the Jewish song also being sung.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2015 11:58 PM (DLIIY)


This just shows how totally fucking stupid they are. Christmas and Hannukah are seasonal holidays (Hannukah a seasonal festival). islam doesn't recognize the concept of a season. It runs under a totally lunar calendar. islamic dates travel throughout the year. Putting any intercalaries into the islamic calendar is a death penalty offense. No shit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2015 12:57 AM (zc3Db)

256 The personality test rejected me.

It said I didn't have one.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2015 12:57 AM (McRlu)

257 I see the TWC has the Donner Prty Adventure on

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 12:59 AM (voOPb)

258 I am only "moderately nefarious". Yes I am evil, but Diet Evil, only 1 calorie.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 18, 2015 12:59 AM (ry4ab)

259 ThePrimordialOrderedPair, death penalty? Good maybe some of these diversity czars will find out about the sharia

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 01:01 AM (voOPb)

260 Name three for the sake of it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 12:55 AM (9YDUz)


1) Learning a foreign language - you don't have to get to the fluency level, but just a basic level often shows the radically different thought processes imposed ont he speaker.

2) Reading about the culture (and its history) you're interested in. You don't have to go there to understand what they are about.

3) Reading newspapers from the area you are interested in.

Just to name a quick three.

Look, Eurotrash douchebags are very well traveled but they're still a bunch of ignoramusses who don't understand jack about other cultures.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2015 01:01 AM (zc3Db)

261 Whew finally done writing my final exam
It's appropriate Maet chose tonight for the "are you evil" quiz

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:01 AM (uZNvH)

262 So I went and saw it.

Are we doing spoilers yet?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 12:24 AM (1xUj/)

Somebody was doing spoilers here this afternoon.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 01:02 AM (C3E0x)

263 ThePrimordialOrderedPair, death penalty?

Absolutely.

Good maybe some of these diversity czars will find out about the sharia

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 01:01 AM (voOPb)


That would be nice. I'd chuckle.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2015 01:03 AM (zc3Db)

264 Whew finally done writing my final exam
----------------

Does it include 1 x 1 = ?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (9mTYi)

265 199
So I went and saw it.



Are we doing spoilers yet?

If you post spoilers I will be leaping out of your closet of anxieties sometime this weekend dressed as Barack Binks.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (ry4ab)

266 Somebody was doing spoilers here this afternoon.

That's ambitious. I didn't think it opened anywhere before 19:00 EDT.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (1xUj/)

267 Coothie we are good, but we were left very shaken, and very angry. My friend who worked with the shooter said he worked like normal till '14. Total nebbish kind of milquetoast, then he became a total flake, she checked his inspection history because she was a supervisor. Some of the rescues I have done were done with her. She pulled Gent and Saint for me...


It was surreal watching the whole deal with the bad event. It happened in places we knew, around people we knew, and as it unfolded we felt like it was handled really weird.

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (6ga6c)

268 256 The personality test rejected me.

It said I didn't have one.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2015 12:57 AM (McRlu) 256 The personality test rejected me.

It said I didn't have one.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2015 12:57 AM (McRlu)



How're you healing up? The thing with the curb had me worried, the thing with the roof has me fretting.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (EzgxV)

269 ...hope someone does jail time

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 12:41 AM (6ga6c)

Lol, good one.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 01:05 AM (C3E0x)

270 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 12:56 AM (EzgxV)
----
Slap, has my contact info that I only gave him and two others.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:05 AM (2x3L+)

271 Okay, I'm back. And I'm being classy, because most of you don't know what you're doing. And we need people who know what they're doing.

The biggest problem is people not knowing what they are doing, so I get people who know what they're doing and I listen to them.

That's what we need, because there aren't a whole lot of smart people here. I'll find smart people. I've done it my entire career.

This guy gets it. The guy with the hat can't even wait. This guy knows. He's not jumping because he doesn't get it.

It's sad, really, the way other people don't get it.

This guy in that hat is a good guy. I know. I've worked with the best people all my life. He's a good guy, who also gets it. The guy in the hat.

Don't come on stage because I haven't invited you, but the hat-guy gets it.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:06 AM (OQ9R7)

272 Gushka, I know we need to trap & release. There are two ferals I feed on the ranch. I bought an ice chest to cut holes in for a shelter, but my guy on the ranch doesn't want to cut it. He thinks they won't sleep in there. It was in the 20's last night. Do they need a shelter? They can get in the hay storage area.
We trapped them by mistake when we were trying to trap a raccoon.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 01:06 AM (BHl9S)

273 257
I see the TWC has the Donner Prty Adventure on

AKA "How the Grinch Ate Christmas".

If you want a winter wonderland movie, I like this one.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bigfoot+snow

Posted by: exdem13 at December 18, 2015 01:07 AM (ry4ab)

274 Lets just have a Xmas ham and work it out Muzzie neighbors. Followed by some maple Blonde Bacon Cookies. If you don't find me lovable maybe you will my cooking

Next Monday is BLT night

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 01:07 AM (voOPb)

275 No not that one, Chewie, that one over there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UewJ5VUTJg

Posted by: exdem13 at December 18, 2015 01:07 AM (ry4ab)

276 So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my
friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in
theory and in practice?







I'm going to repeat this in the earlier part of a subsequent ONT or two.




Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)


P.J. O'Rourke's Parliament of Whores

Posted by: redbanzai at December 18, 2015 01:08 AM (NPofj)

277 "Slap, has my contact info that I only gave him and two others."
-Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:05 AM (2x3L+)

I sold that, but only to classy people who know what they're doing. I know they know what they're doing, because they've done it and I've seen it, so, you know...

...they're classy"

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:08 AM (OQ9R7)

278 Don't come on stage because I haven't invited you, but the hat-guy gets it.


So you're saying all I need is a hat....

Posted by: Joey Biden at December 18, 2015 01:08 AM (uZNvH)

279 That's ambitious. I didn't think it opened anywhere before 19:00 EDT.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (1xUj/)

Apparently there were some early showings, plus the comments at the IMDB page (or whatever it's called) was giving some of it away.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 01:08 AM (C3E0x)

280 Mike Hammer, I decided to skip the contentious issue of "1 x 1" and focus more on the behavior of atoms and molecules

Posted by: Joey Biden at December 18, 2015 01:09 AM (uZNvH)

281 oops sock/off

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:09 AM (uZNvH)

282 Gushka, that is some Ann Rule stuff. Working with a killer.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 01:10 AM (BHl9S)

283 267 Coothie we are good, but we were left very shaken, and very angry. My friend who worked with the shooter said he worked like normal till '14. Total nebbish kind of milquetoast, then he became a total flake, she checked his inspection history because she was a supervisor. Some of the rescues I have done were done with her. She pulled Gent and Saint for me...


It was surreal watching the whole deal with the bad event. It happened in places we knew, around people we knew, and as it unfolded we felt like it was handled really weird.

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (6ga6c)



I can't say I'm shaken -- until now, realizing that you were so near -- but I've got angry nailed down. This was the readily foreseeable result of current policy -- that was opposed for just this reason and, AGAIN, falsely labelled "racist".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

284 Gushka! My favorite nickname of all of them!

-Kitties what play fetch.

That makes me think of the best of the "cute" videos. I don't use the word "cute", often, because it makes me feel like I have feelings and the like.

That's not "Trumpspeak". That's just me honestly being Slapweasel... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)

285 279
That's ambitious. I didn't think it opened anywhere before 19:00 EDT.



Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 01:04 AM (1xUj/)



Apparently there were some early showings, plus the comments at the
IMDB page (or whatever it's called) was giving some of it away.
-----------
SOme twits who saw early screenings were deliberately posting spoilers everywhere, leading to a lot of "PERMABAN FOR ASSHOLE SPOILERS" notices in some places.

Two friends saw 7 PM 10 PM shows today, and I will have to threaten to whip someone's ass tomorrow in order to avoid spoilers.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 18, 2015 01:11 AM (ry4ab)

286 >>>> Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:08 AM (OQ9R7)
------
Just hand it over, funny guy. You have my permission expilcitly.

And while I have your attention, thank you for your help with all whatever this is .

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:12 AM (2x3L+)

287 Well since I'm not seeing it this weekend maybe I will see it on New Year's or something

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:13 AM (uZNvH)

288 P.J. O'Rourke's Parliament of Whores

Definitely! See his God = Republicans, Democrats = Santa Claus simile.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 18, 2015 01:13 AM (ry4ab)

289 I'm not even a Star Wars guy. I just saw it to know what the cool kids would be talking about.

My kids are Star Wars people and it's important to them.

I and the girl what I see thought it was a masterpiece of fan service. No. 1 Son wanted more than fan service.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at December 18, 2015 01:15 AM (1xUj/)

290 272 Gushka, I know we need to trap & release. There are two ferals I feed on the ranch. I bought an ice chest to cut holes in for a shelter, but my guy on the ranch doesn't want to cut it. He thinks they won't sleep in there. It was in the 20's last night. Do they need a shelter? They can get in the hay storage area. 
We trapped them by mistake when we were trying to trap a raccoon.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 01:06 AM (BHl9S)



the one that's already been caught will be hard to catch again. It's been suggested that sardines might overcome that to me. I haven't tested that. But the little warm house might work if you put it in the hay barn. My feral momma Lu sleeps in the hay, in my barn and flirts with moving into the tackroom with my elderly barn cat. Leave a bunch of shake around the hay and they sleep tuck into that. But I use grass hay so thats a pretty snuggly bed if you're a wild kitty.

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 01:16 AM (6ga6c)

291 1) Learning a foreign language - you don't have to get to the fluency level, but just a basic level often shows the radically different thought processes imposed ont he speaker. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

Yeah, you have to live in another country to approach being fluent in an active language and more importantly, having at least a minimal insight into a culture.

There is no amount of scanning that can replace interaction with actual, real, live human beings (AoSHQ aside).

2 ) Reading about the culture (and its history) you're interested in. You don't have to go there to understand what they are about.

Again, it's a substitution. Not the thing of actual experience.

3) Reading newspapers from the area you are interested in.

These 'newspapers' of which you speak.

Look, Eurotrash douchebags are very well traveled but they're still a bunch of ignoramusses who don't understand jack about other cultures.

Not even remotely my point, but thanks for assuming otherwise.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:16 AM (9YDUz)

292 So, here's the bleg......what can I recommend to my
friend to learn about the structure of American government, both in theory and in practice?


Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)


You can sum the American governmental architecture up thusly (for theory):

The fundamental political entity is the individual. Parties do not exist in the Constitution. All positions in the federal government are individual positions filled by individuals.

The Executive branch of the federal government is permanent. It is not formed by the legislature and operates independently of the legislature, save the required checks and balances between them.

The legislature has no executive power.

All the three branches of the federal government are independent arms and operate under the constraints and responsibilities laid out in the Constitution.

have them read the Constitution to fill in the details.

That is all that's needed to explain the main (and important) differences between the American Constitutional architecture and the party-oriented parliamentary shit systems that just about every other nation in the world operates under.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2015 01:16 AM (zc3Db)

293 LOL... Headline at MSN...

Jeb, sensing momentum after the debate, Targets Trump...


They must have found the Star Trek Alternate reality...

but... wait... don't we now have a bearded Ryan???

OHHHHH CRAPPPPPPP!!!!

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 18, 2015 01:16 AM (f7rv6)

294 Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:16 AM (9YDUz)

Which is why I know NO ONE who has served in the Middle East.... who wishes to live there...

Nor want it IMPORTED to America...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 18, 2015 01:18 AM (f7rv6)

295 Parliament of Whores

Giving politicians money is like giving teenage boys keys to your car with a bottle of booze

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 01:19 AM (voOPb)

296 Cthulhu, we are living in a parralel universe. We should talk somehow.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:19 AM (2x3L+)

297 "Just hand it over, funny guy. You have my permission expilcitly.
And while I have your attention, thank you for your help with all whatever this is.
"
-Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:12 AM (2x3L+)

*HAH!*

I wouldn't dare mess with you, Madame fast-talk, Heart-of-Goodness warrior!

I evilly enjoyed that little heart-skip, though... LOL.

Honestly, L, Elle. I wouldn't screw with odd people, let-alone sweethearts.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:19 AM (OQ9R7)

298 Oh, my. That Weapon Outfitters link in the sidebar is definitely worth a look. Or several looks.

Or brb, bunk.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2015 01:20 AM (sdi6R)

299 Cooth. Thanks for asking.

Let's just say that I'm not shooting much heavier than .22 LR these days.

And I've become addicted to my heating pad and aspirin. I've got stronger available, but that's only when the pain-o-meter exceeds eight.

Shit is f**ed in the shoulder. And I'm going to have to throw a lot of cash at it, plain and simple.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2015 01:21 AM (McRlu)

300 Goodnight, you guys. I have 4 hard days ahead of me. You all stay well.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:21 AM (2x3L+)

301 G'Night, L, Elle!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:22 AM (OQ9R7)

302 Good nite pixel folks.
Be well, have a great Friday

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 18, 2015 01:22 AM (voOPb)

303 Well since I'm not seeing it this weekend maybe I will see it on New Year's or something


Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:13 AM (uZNvH)

Yeah I was gonna wait til January, or not at all. I'm boycotting all things Disney, not sure if I want to break that for this or not.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 01:23 AM (C3E0x)

304 Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

You never know when Evil will interact with your life...


The two kids who did Columbine used to deliver Pizza to my house... some of the tips I gave them were used to buy weapons for their crimes...

That is sobering knowledge...

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 18, 2015 01:23 AM (f7rv6)

305 "Oh, my. That Weapon Outfitters link in the sidebar is definitely worth a look. Or several looks.
Or brb, bunk.
"
-Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2015 01:20 AM (sdi6R)

You just found that? HAH! I've been "re-finding" that for hours.

Get some, Brother! ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:24 AM (OQ9R7)

306  Gushka! My favorite nickname of all of them! 

-Kitties what play fetch. 

That makes me think of the best of the "cute" videos. I don't use the word "cute", often, because it makes me feel like I have feelings and the like. 

That's not "Trumpspeak". That's just me honestly being Slapweasel... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)


My little kitty what plays fetch is snuggled right next to me. I gave him a little skritch from uncle Slap, and told him "good kitty you're a favorite."

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 01:24 AM (6ga6c)

307 G'Night, Misanthropic.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:24 AM (OQ9R7)

308 Gushka, I will have my husband tell our guy to do it. They think I'm crazy. I found a little smashed cat sized bed in the hay. I want two 6 inch diameter holes cut in the ice chest. One on the long side one on the end. Put hay inside.

The one they trapped by mistake is a female I think. That's the one I want caught first. The other one is a huge Tom. And he's white.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 01:25 AM (BHl9S)

309 -Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 01:24 AM (6ga6c)

HAH! Yay! That's freaking awesome! Man, I feel like a goofy bastard, but that's making me smile like a Cheshire Kitteh!

*skritchies!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:26 AM (OQ9R7)

310 Yeah, you have to live in another country to approach being fluent in an active language and more importantly, having at least a minimal insight into a culture.

I disagree. The structure of sentences and the use of idioms tells a ton about a culture. You don't have to be fluent. You just have to see how thoughts are organized differently than in English.

>>>2 ) Reading about the culture (and its history) you're interested in. You don't have to go there to understand what they are about.

Again, it's a substitution. Not the thing of actual experience.


It's a "peer". You can learn just as much through this reading, if not more. It depends on the reader.

>>>3) Reading newspapers from the area you are interested in.

These 'newspapers' of which you speak.


Or just watch movies or TV shows that are made there.

>>>Look, Eurotrash douchebags are very well traveled but they're still a bunch of ignoramusses who don't understand jack about other cultures.

Not even remotely my point, but thanks for assuming otherwise.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:16 AM (9YDUz)


Huh? I gave you an example of people who travel and live in foreign lands quite a bit (not to mention generally being mulotiligual, too) who haven't learned jack from that. It is PRECISELY directed at what you were saying.

You think living abroad is invaluable. Good for you. I disagree and explained some of why. I don't think it's bad but just not nearly as important or significant as you think it is. So sue me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2015 01:27 AM (zc3Db)

311 Which is why I know NO ONE who has served in the Middle East.... who wishes to live there...

Nor want it IMPORTED to America...
Posted by: BB Wolf


Ding, ding, ding!

Those that have served in the past two decades now have a bit of a different perspective than even the most professional of opinionists.

Gd forbid those that put their lives on the line actually have a more worthwhile set of narratives than those that have 'leet social media status.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:27 AM (9YDUz)

312 I'm off to snoozeville, y'all.

Hasta la Nite Nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 18, 2015 01:28 AM (McRlu)

313 G'Night, Jim.
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:29 AM (OQ9R7)

314 Gushka, thanks for the advice. Our guy won't cut the ice chest because it's new, hence I'm crazy. He's probably afraid my husband will be mad at him.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 01:30 AM (BHl9S)

315 I disagree. The structure of sentences and the use of idioms tells a ton about a culture. You don't have to be fluent. You just have to see how thoughts are organized differently than in English.

No, you actually have to talk to the supposed people you claim to understand.

How is this an argument?

Sorry, either you're gassing me or you're not worth the lamp oil.

[ /i]

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:32 AM (9YDUz)

316 Goodnight to you too, Slap. Sweet Dreams.

I need to talk to one of the Ch's. If you can and are able, hook me up. If you cant, that's okay. I'll be fine.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:33 AM (kDUUX)

317 -Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:27 AM (9YDUz)

Why don't you have a newsletter? I have at least two dollars... TWO DOLLARS!; that I would spend on a freshly mimeographed monologue, (*sniffs mimeograph*), by you.

I'd pay three for torquewrench's, but that is called the Free Market. No Offense.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

318 Good night Jim
Hope you are feeling better in the morning

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:36 AM (uZNvH)

319 HAH! Yay! That's freaking awesome! Man, I feel like a goofy bastard, but that's making me smile like a Cheshire Kitteh! 

*skritchies!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:26 AM (OQ9R7)


Kitty is grinning too. He's having an awesome night on the couch watching tv and now he's FAVORITE.

Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 01:36 AM (6ga6c)

320 -Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:33 AM (kDUUX)

Love ya', darlin'! G'Night!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)

321 No, you actually have to talk to the supposed people you claim to understand.

That's silly. Have you never taken a class in a foreign language? FFS.

How is this an argument?

Sorry, either you're gassing me or you're not worth the lamp oil.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:32 AM (9YDUz)


Yeah ... go play with someone else. You can't even understand my very clear argument but you're going to lecture me on how living in a foreign culture you're going to absorb the structure and intracacies of that culture. Okey doke ...

Evidently you have a thing against books. You seem to think information gotten from them is totally worthless. Not much of a studier, huh?

Sheesh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 18, 2015 01:37 AM (zc3Db)

322 "Kitty is grinning too. He's having an awesome night on the couch watching tv and now he's FAVORITE."
-Posted by: gushka can has kittens what plays fetch at December 18, 2015 01:36 AM (6ga6c)

*HAH!*

*smiles*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:38 AM (OQ9R7)

323 gushka glad you and kitteh are having a good time

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:38 AM (uZNvH)

324 Ugh. I'm going to swallow some Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold.

I'll have none of the rest of this.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:39 AM (OQ9R7)

325
Why don't you have a newsletter? I have at least two dollars
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1),


Because I'm a lazy dum-dum what is lazy. And dum.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:41 AM (9YDUz)

326 15
My regular shooting-buddy is thinking about becoming a citizen next year -- he's from an Anglosphere country, but he'd kind-of like to know how things work in the US. He understands the difference between the way things are designed to work and how they really do, so that's a start.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)


Have him read the Declaration, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and then tell him that none of those apply to the current government, which rules by decree.

Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2015 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

327 Goodnight everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 18, 2015 01:42 AM (BHl9S)

328 -Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:41 AM (9YDUz)

Stop being a dum dumby!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:42 AM (OQ9R7)

329 Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold


hmmmmmmmmmm isn't that made with Cleveland water?

you sure you want that?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:42 AM (uZNvH)

330 G'Night, CaliGirl!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:42 AM (OQ9R7)

331 ..."you sure you want that?"
-Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:42 AM (uZNvH)

I chose it over "Burning River" Pale Ale... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:44 AM (OQ9R7)

332 That's actually "A Thing".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:44 AM (OQ9R7)

333 *watches the comments stall*

So... how about that Local Sports Team, right?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:46 AM (OQ9R7)

334 So what's e'rryone's Christmas dinner menu?

Ham? Turkey? Lamb? Roast Beast?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:47 AM (9YDUz)

335 /sigh I'm always late to the party.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Columbus #twoweeks at December 18, 2015 01:49 AM (4pjhs)

336 I didn't think that weather was going to produce precipitation, today. That weather was/was not good/bad!

I'm glad/angry that I was able to participate in my local weather!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:49 AM (OQ9R7)

337 Ham, Weft. Mom gets a Honeybaked Ham every year and I just follow the smell like a lemming.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:50 AM (OQ9R7)

338 weft I thought I might cook a steak


(just kidding!)

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:51 AM (uZNvH)

339 I have never cooked a Christmas dinner. I've hosted two Thanksgiving dinners, but I just realized that I've never made a whole ham.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:52 AM (OQ9R7)

340 316 Goodnight to you too, Slap. Sweet Dreams.

I need to talk to one of the Ch's. If you can and are able, hook me up. If you cant, that's okay. I'll be fine.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 18, 2015 01:33 AM (kDUUX)



L, Imma let you finish, but first....



I want you to think back to the first two-digit month of last year, and the first two-digit date therein that was bigger than its month. Then I want you to find a post by someone whose nic is an Animal House reference who often posts about pigskin. If you take the number of letters in my usual nic and nothing else, you can form a 2-digit number that is one more than a sex act -- and at that comment, in that post, you may find comfort.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 01:56 AM (EzgxV)

341 339 I have never cooked a Christmas dinner. I've hosted two Thanksgiving dinners, but I just realized that I've never made a whole ham.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:52 AM (OQ9R7)



I've never felt the need to make a ham when I can just be one.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

342 weft I thought I might cook a steak
(just kidding!)
Posted by: chemjeff


Practice is the stuff of champignons or champions.

How about a prime rib / large chunk of beef recipe?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:57 AM (9YDUz)

343 My Grandmother used to make a "ham gravy", and I have no idea how she did it, but it was delicious.

You could put it on your mashed potatoes and play Bingo like a champ, afterwards.

I was twelve, people.

But I still like Bingo.

Bingo may be a stupid, male hooker, but that is neither here-nor-there.

Ham gravy, right?



Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 01:58 AM (OQ9R7)

344 338 weft I thought I might cook a steak


(just kidding!)

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 01:51 AM (uZNvH)



Have you tried another since The Unfortunate One?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

345 I did try another steak.
I hope maet doesn't get mad if I bring it up though.
It was a little better.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:01 AM (uZNvH)

346 Oh no, chemjeff... did you ruin a Porterhouse?

-For your Dad's Birthday?

Dear Lord, tell me I'm not responsible for fifty-dollars worth of destruction!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:02 AM (OQ9R7)

347 So what's e'rryone's Christmas dinner menu?

Ham? Turkey? Lamb? Roast Beast?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 01:47 AM (9YDUz)

****

Ham, Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole, Herb and Sausage DrDressingplenty of gravy, Corn, Romaine salad, King's rolls, Apple cobbler for dessert.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:03 AM (YLidQ)

348 345 I did try another steak.
I hope maet doesn't get mad if I bring it up though.
It was a little better.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:01 AM (uZNvH)



Did Maet actually rag you for your last steak? I didn't see a single commenter that was telling you to quit (as opposed to saying you'd likely do better on subsequent endeavours....). And, y'know what? -- you have to cook a few before you get the hang of it.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:04 AM (EzgxV)

349 I did try another steak.
I hope maet doesn't get mad if I bring it up though.
It was a little better.
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:01 AM (uZNvH)

****

Maet only got mad because you made the whole fcuking thread about burning a steak. You do know that, right?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:04 AM (YLidQ)

350 Ham, Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole, Herb and Sausage DrDressingplenty of gravy, Corn, Romaine salad, King's rolls, Apple cobbler for dessert.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty


Nice.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 02:05 AM (9YDUz)

351 ..."Dr. Dressingplenty of gravy."

How you got that guy to work on a Holiday is beyond me.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:06 AM (OQ9R7)

352 Slap, well due to Thanksgiving plans changing at the last minute I didn't have the chance to cook any meal for dad, so don't worry about it

It was two NY strips and I think it was about $10 or $15

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:07 AM (uZNvH)

353 "Maet only got mad because you made the whole fcuking thread about burning a steak. You do know that, right?"
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:04 AM (YLidQ)

^THIS^

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:07 AM (OQ9R7)

354 How you got that guy to work on a Holiday is beyond me.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:06 AM (OQ9R7

****

Easy. I got him an LG tablet with their freaking spellcheck.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (YLidQ)

355 "It was two NY strips and I think it was about $10 or $15."
-Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:07 AM (uZNvH)

Quality cuts of meat, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (OQ9R7)

356 okay I won't make the whole thread about burning a steak

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (uZNvH)

357 One of the more counterintuitive bits about cooking steak is that the more rare you want the steak, the hotter you want to cook it. If you want it cooked all-the-way-through, you cook at a low temperature that won't scorch the surface before it penetrates all-the-way. If you want it rare inside, you have to scorch the surface quickly before the heat can penetrate into the middle.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

358 "Easy. I got him an LG tablet with their freaking spellcheck."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (YLidQ)

-Asked.

-Answered.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:09 AM (OQ9R7)

359 349 I did try another steak.
I hope maet doesn't get mad if I bring it up though.
It was a little better.
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:01 AM (uZNvH)

****

Maet only got mad because you made the whole fcuking thread about burning a steak. You do know that, right?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:04 AM (YLidQ)



Maet got mad? I missed this.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

360 "okay I won't make the whole thread about burning a steak."
-Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (uZNvH)

I have done something of the sort. I am not ashamed.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:10 AM (OQ9R7)

361 okay I won't make the whole thread about burning a steak
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (uZNvH)

****

Cool. To expand to a larger point, one should not monopolize an ONT thread with any one topic.

Agreed?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:11 AM (YLidQ)

362 ..."If you want it rare inside, you have to scorch the surface quickly before the heat can penetrate into the middle."
-Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

^^^Ace!!! Food Pron!^^^

*alert*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:12 AM (OQ9R7)

363 "Cool. To expand to a larger point, one should not monopolize an ONT thread with any one topic.
Agreed?
"
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:11 AM (YLidQ)

Nope. The ONT is a "Free Market System". If I want to deluge the system with Christmas Cookies, they'll be worth less, but I'll have a Monopoly for as long as that dam holds.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:14 AM (OQ9R7)

364 Maet got mad? I missed this.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

*****

The next night we got about a 4 sentence ONT saying, basically, "why do I expend the effort if you are going to let one commenter twist you all up? Food thread, I'm over it."

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:15 AM (YLidQ)

365 361 okay I won't make the whole thread about burning a steak
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:08 AM (uZNvH)

****

Cool. To expand to a larger point, one should not monopolize an ONT thread with any one topic.

Agreed?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:11 AM (YLidQ)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w40ushYAaYA

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

366 Nope. The ONT is a "Free Market System". If I want to deluge the system with Christmas Cookies, they'll be worth less, but I'll have a Monopoly for as long as that dam holds.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:14 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

Backs up my point. Steak was the dam that broke, both in commentor and Mod land.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:17 AM (YLidQ)

367 "Cool. To expand to a larger point, one should not monopolize an ONT thread with any one topic.
Agreed?"
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:11 AM (YLidQ)

Nope. The ONT is a "Free Market System". If I want to deluge the system with Christmas Cookies, they'll be worth less, but I'll have a Monopoly for as long as that dam holds.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:14 AM (OQ9R7)

So the ONT goes off on a tangent sometimes, no biggie. If I don't understand or follow along said tangent, I just skip those posts.

Love the ONT, and the posters, and Maet's efforts. On that note, I must retire. Goodnight.

Posted by: Blano at December 18, 2015 02:18 AM (C3E0x)

368 i would do anything for love

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 18, 2015 02:18 AM (tA679)

369 Officials with the Democratic National Committee have accused the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders of improperly accessing confidential voter information gathered by the rival campaign of Hillary Clinton, according to several party officials.

Jeff Weaver, the Vermont senator's campaign manager, acknowledged that a low-level staffer had viewed the information but blamed a software vendor hired by the DNC for a glitch that allowed access. Weaver said one Sanders staffer was fired over the incident.

The discovery sparked alarm at the DNC, which promptly shut off the Sanders campaign's access to the strategically crucial list of likely Democratic voters.

Posted by: Tom Ridge at December 18, 2015 02:18 AM (e8kgV)

370
Cool. To expand to a larger point, one should not monopolize an ONT thread with any one topic.

Agreed?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty


If no one else posts on an ONT, how is that 'monopolizing'?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 02:19 AM (9YDUz)

371 If no one else posts on an ONT, how is that 'monopolizing'?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 02:19 AM (9YDUz)

*****

When has that ever happened?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:21 AM (YLidQ)

372 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to pick up one of his biggest endorsements yet Thursday from the powerful Communications Workers of America union, sources told NBC's Andrea Mitchell.

Posted by: Tom Ridge at December 18, 2015 02:21 AM (e8kgV)

373 "Backs up my point. Steak was the dam that broke, both in commentor and Mod land."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:17 AM (YLidQ)

Point taken.

It seems that you can only mention that the Presidency will change hands, (as it always has), twice.

...while betting everyone Ten-Thousand Dollars when they imagine Obama as a Dictator Who Won't Give It Up Because Stuff And Things!

They call you a dick and stuff. They tell you to "Fuck Off", when you haven't even used any profanity.

Being drunk isn't always beneficial, but it isn't exactly not beneficial.

...what was I saying?

*hic*

I didn't say that. You know, man.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:24 AM (OQ9R7)

374 G'Night, Blano.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:25 AM (OQ9R7)

375 MWNP what is up with you?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:26 AM (uZNvH)

376 My hatred for republicans is white hot tonight. I will never vote for one of those lying fucks again. I don't care what the consequences are. I've been a party to my own betrayal long enough.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 18, 2015 02:26 AM (RU5ki)

377 *hic*

You heard me.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:26 AM (OQ9R7)

378 I didn't say that. You know, man.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:24 AM (OQ9R7)

****

*Nods sagely*

*Pulls the needle out of the eyeball after injection*

Dreamy, Man!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:27 AM (YLidQ)

379 The next night we got about a 4 sentence ONT saying,
basically, "why do I expend the effort if you are going to let one
commenter twist you all up? Food thread, I'm over it."





Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:15 AM (YLidQ)

NO it didn't, it said "if people want to talk about food then let's talk about food"
What is wrong with you?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:28 AM (uZNvH)

380 MWNP what is up with you?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:26 AM (uZNvH)

*****

Hanging, asking questions. Would you deign to answer them, or not?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:28 AM (YLidQ)

381 The next night we got about a 4 sentence ONT saying, basically, "why do I expend the effort if you are going to let one commenter twist you all up? Food thread, I'm over it."



Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:15 AM (YLidQ)



That's not true at all.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 02:29 AM (zt+N6)

382 You're being a dick is what you are being

And no I reserve the right to talk about whatever the fcuk I want within the very broad limits set by Ace and the cobs

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:30 AM (uZNvH)

383 Way late to the party as usual... silly work keeping me away from important things like Ace
Congrats to thathalfrican on the job!
Prayers out to Jane Doh
and only infrequently vile... Thanks Maet

Cheers!

Posted by: STB applauding... something at December 18, 2015 02:30 AM (qby7P)

384 Fine I get it you don't like me, that doesn't mean you have to lie about what happened

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:30 AM (uZNvH)

385 380 MWNP what is up with you?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:26 AM (uZNvH)

*****

Hanging, asking questions. Would you deign to answer them, or not?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:28 AM (YLidQ) 380 MWNP what is up with you?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:26 AM (uZNvH)

*****

Hanging, asking questions. Would you deign to answer them, or not?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:28 AM (YLidQ)



If your groovin' my vibe, you might fade a bit -- 'cause you're harshin' the mellow....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

386 -Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:27 AM (YLidQ)

There is no way that I can let that go as even "A Something".

No matter whose eyeball took that shot...

*yeeeeaaaalllh!*

No, Dude. Just, no.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:31 AM (OQ9R7)

387 NO it didn't, it said "if people want to talk about food then let's talk about food"
What is wrong with you?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:28 AM (uZNvH)

***

And it was a direct result of your spending the entire thread asking about cooking a fucking steak. Are you really that Professor that needs an assistant to keep them from bumping into shit?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:31 AM (YLidQ)

388 MWNP yes I talked a lot about steak but other people also talked about food too, it's not like I forced everyone to talk about my steak

WTF man?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:33 AM (uZNvH)

389 And yes cooking a steak is a challenge for me, good for you that you've figured it out, no need to belittle others who haven't yet mastered it

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:34 AM (uZNvH)

390 *looks into crystal ball*

I don't have any idea what just happened.

*Rolls 1d20*

..."You were attacked by a Yeti."

*shrugs*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:34 AM (OQ9R7)

391 382 You're being a dick is what you are being

And no I reserve the right to talk about whatever the fcuk I want within the very broad limits set by Ace and the cobs

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:30 AM (uZNvH)



*Hugs CJ -- then abruptly looks vaguely off into the distance and purposely moves elsewhere....*

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

392 Fine I get it you don't like me, that doesn't mean you have to lie about what happened
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:30 AM (uZNvH)

****

Holy microagressed! You must head for your "Safe Space (TM) stat! You have been disagreed with!

Ergo, lied about.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:35 AM (YLidQ)

393 *wipes cthulhu tentacle slime off*

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:35 AM (uZNvH)

394 392 Fine I get it you don't like me, that doesn't mean you have to lie about what happened
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:30 AM (uZNvH)

****

Holy microagressed! You must head for your "Safe Space (TM) stat! You have been disagreed with!

Ergo, lied about.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:35 AM (YLidQ)



My mellow, you're standing on it.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:37 AM (EzgxV)

395 MWNP you did actually lie about what Maet said and what actually happened, I get it it's because you hate me, but sheesh man, that's pretty pathetic

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:37 AM (uZNvH)

396 393 *wipes cthulhu tentacle slime off*

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:35 AM (uZNvH)



Sorry. *offers Kleenex*

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:37 AM (EzgxV)

397 I will let you have the last passive-aggressive word as I have to go to bed and get up early tomorrow to give a 20-page chemistry final

good night

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:38 AM (uZNvH)

398 cthulhu it's okay good night

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:38 AM (uZNvH)

399 -Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:31 AM (YLidQ)

LOL... You, (like me), need to be reminded that we can act like dicks without trying to be dicks.

I got hit without knowing I was in a fight so often when I was in my twenties, that my Buddies didn't even care anymore... lol.

I totally Get You, but you don't even know how big of a dick you can be, sometimes...LMAO!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:39 AM (OQ9R7)

400 G'night, CJ!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:40 AM (EzgxV)

401 Just don't server mellow jello.

Crosbys might show up.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 02:40 AM (9YDUz)

402 G'Night, Chemjeff.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:41 AM (OQ9R7)

403 You're being a dick is what you are being

And no I reserve the right to talk about whatever the fcuk I want within the very broad limits set by Ace and the cobs

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2015 02:30 AM (uZNvH)

****

The fact that you did not see the next night's ONT, even though though you made apologies in it and promised not do do it again, as anything less than a rebuke by a COB is mind blowing to me.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:41 AM (YLidQ)

404 I totally Get You, but you don't even know how big of a dick you can be, sometimes...LMAO!
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:39 AM (OQ9R7)

***

Ehhh, not that worried about it. He has those here who egg this sort of thing on cuz of who is posting comments, so there is that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:44 AM (YLidQ)

405 My regular shooting-buddy is thinking about becoming a citizen next year -- he's from an Anglosphere country, but he'd kind-of like to know how things work in the US. He understands the difference between the way things are designed to work and how they really do, so that's a start.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 17, 2015 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

Have him read the Declaration, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and then tell him that none of those apply to the current government, which rules by decree.
Posted by: rickl at December 18, 2015 01:42 AM (sdi6R)

-----
The Commonwealths have a monarch without a monarchy. The United States have a monarchy without a monarch.

Posted by: RioBravo at December 18, 2015 02:44 AM (NUqwG)

406 No... you're right, MWNP... lol. You're just a brash bastard!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:44 AM (OQ9R7)

407 This is probably the time of night when I post this -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc .

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:45 AM (EzgxV)

408 The fact that you did not see the next night's ONT, even though though you made apologies in it and promised not do do it again, as anything less than a rebuke by a COB is mind blowing to me.


Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:41 AM (YLidQ)



Not true at all.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 02:45 AM (zt+N6)

409 Uh-Oh...

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:46 AM (OQ9R7)

410 ....and things get more like an ONT.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FavUpD_IjVY

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:47 AM (EzgxV)

411 Morning roonz and roonettez. Who we shooting at?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:47 AM (UQGss)

412 Not true at all.
Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 02:45 AM (zt+N6)

*****

Well, shit. There I go trusting my lying eyes again.

Bad MWNP! Bad!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:47 AM (YLidQ)

413 Chemjeff didn't spend a whole night asking how to cook a steak, Buzz?

Rebuke by a COB, I didn't see.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:48 AM (OQ9R7)

414 I can prove that Maet was not pissed.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 02:49 AM (zt+N6)

415 "Morning roonz and roonettez. Who we shooting at?"
-Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:47 AM (UQGss)

*Duck!!!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:49 AM (OQ9R7)

416 This is going to be my reality next week...sort of...

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

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:50 AM (UQGss)

417 Here's my "weights and measures" structure:

Buzzion: (9/10)
MWNP: (8/10)

I just made that up right now, though. I haven't added weight to "The Ethereal Dead Guy" - side, yet.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM (OQ9R7)

418 411 Morning roonz and roonettez. Who we shooting at?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:47 AM (UQGss)




Everybody and everything. You sure you want to enter wearing a skirt?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)

419 *Duck!!!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:49 AM (OQ9R7)


Goose!

wrong game?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM (UQGss)

420 Don't feel "special". You get a seven if I don't like you.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:54 AM (OQ9R7)

421 Everybody and everything. You sure you want to enter wearing a skirt?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)



Ya know why it's called a kilt, right?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:54 AM (UQGss)

422 Here's my "weights and measures" structure:

Buzzion: (9/10)
MWNP: (8/10)

I just made that up right now, though. I haven't added weight to "The Ethereal Dead Guy" - side, yet.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 02:54 AM (YLidQ)

423 Everybody and everything. You sure you want to enter wearing a skirt?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)



Could probably hide a longer barrel gun under it.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 02:55 AM (zt+N6)

424 "Goose!
wrong game?
"
-Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM

No, but if you grab my crotch again, you'll have to buy me a drink.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:56 AM (OQ9R7)

425 416 This is going to be my reality next week...sort of...

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

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 02:50 AM (UQGss)



Except for that "hot chick in the other seat" bit.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

426 You got an "Eight". Love that, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:56 AM (OQ9R7)

427 Besides... Buzzion is not only deceased, but he is a fellow Ohioan.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:57 AM (OQ9R7)

428 I'm biased and jaded.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:58 AM (OQ9R7)

429 423 Everybody and everything. You sure you want to enter wearing a skirt?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:53 AM (EzgxV)



Could probably hide a longer barrel gun under it.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 02:55 AM (zt+N6)



There is that.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

430 I'm biased and jaded.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 02:58 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

*Fist bump*

It ain't just you, Hombre'"

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:00 AM (YLidQ)

431 *HAH!*

Love you, Brother!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:02 AM (OQ9R7)

432 I'm biased and jaded.
Posted by: Slapweasel


In a 100k years, you'll be crystal.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 03:03 AM (9YDUz)

433 People would be surprised when they actually hear me go: "*HAH!*"

It isn't much different than I type.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:04 AM (OQ9R7)

434 Can we get back to some degree of normalcy? Oh, wait, that was 1952....never mind.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:04 AM (EzgxV)

435 Love you, Brother!
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:02 AM (OQ9R7)

****

Back atcha My Man. I have more fun disagreeing with you than I do agreeing with everyone else here.

Your posts are always an experience. I appreciate that.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:05 AM (YLidQ)

436 Damn. Chippy in here tonight. Must be Global Warming. Or the heartbreak of psoriasis. Good thing I have work to do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2015 03:06 AM (7MWCL)

437 "In a 100k years, you'll be crystal."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 03:03 AM (9YDUz)

I'm already golden!

In 100k years, I'll be taken-over by an oversized sun that has swelled beyond...

I have no idea what I'm talking about.

I don't usually quit while I'm ahead, but there's always precedent.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:08 AM (OQ9R7)

438 "Your posts are always an experience. I appreciate that."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:05 AM (YLidQ)

You make me blush like a fag. Knock it off or I'll take you out in the yard and...

Just shut-up, Man.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:10 AM (OQ9R7)

439 Go away, AOP. You're too smart for this nonsense.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:12 AM (OQ9R7)

440 Except for that "hot chick in the other seat" bit.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:56 AM (EzgxV)


She's the one that will be singing.

Seriously though, it should be fun. She's nervous about meeting the folks, I told her relax, they're already her in-laws. Strangely enough...that didn't help much.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 03:12 AM (UQGss)

441 438 "Your posts are always an experience. I appreciate that."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:05 AM (YLidQ)

You make me blush like a fag. Knock it off or I'll take you out in the yard and...

Just shut-up, Man.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:10 AM (OQ9R7)




Get a room....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:12 AM (EzgxV)

442 You make me blush like a fag. Knock it off or I'll take you out in the yard and...

Just shut-up, Man.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:10 AM (OQ9R7)

****

Self awareness can be a Stone Cold Bitch. Yowza!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:12 AM (YLidQ)

443 Get a room....
Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:12 AM (EzgxV)

*****

My irony meter just blew a Fetzer valve.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:14 AM (YLidQ)

444 Fags.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:14 AM (OQ9R7)

445
440 Except for that "hot chick in the other seat" bit.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 02:56 AM (EzgxV)


She's the one that will be singing.

Seriously though, it should be fun. She's nervous about meeting the folks, I told her relax, they're already her in-laws. Strangely enough...that didn't help much.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 03:12 AM (UQGss)



Just point out that she's more interesting than corn.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:15 AM (EzgxV)

446 I had nothing. I painted myself into a corner.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:15 AM (OQ9R7)

447 "Seriously though, it should be fun. She's nervous about meeting the folks, I told her relax, they're already her in-laws. Strangely enough...that didn't help much."
-Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 03:12 AM (UQGss)

I thought you were Married! You've got a "meet-and-greet" going-on?

Worlds Colliding!

Best wishes to you, your Special Lady Friend and your family!

*Cheers!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:18 AM (OQ9R7)

448 I had nothing. I painted myself into a corner.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:15 AM (OQ9R7)

***

That much was clear, but underappreciated.

We are creating a disturbance in the farce by talking this late, and someone is NOT happy about it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:18 AM (YLidQ)

449 446 I had nothing. I painted myself into a corner.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:15 AM (OQ9R7)



Hey, about those Christmas lights, do you have any estimates of what they use per day?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

450 Good evening, reprobates. What'd I miss?

*scrolls up*

...

...


Woah.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:20 AM (RXfvh)

451 "My irony meter just blew a Fetzer valve."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:14 AM (YLidQ)

Those things get blown more often than College quarterbacks.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:21 AM (OQ9R7)

452 Those things get blown more often than College quarterbacks.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:21 AM (OQ9R7)

*****

Why didn't I choose Mechanical Engineering?

*Srednop?*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:23 AM (YLidQ)

453 "Hey, about those Christmas lights, do you have any estimates of what they use per day?"
-Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

About Ten+ bucks per day. 5pm to 11pm. It costs me about Four-Hundred+ for the month+.

December 1st-New Years Day.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:24 AM (OQ9R7)

454
Reading about BLM vs Tri Delt and the World, the idiot calling herself Sheguftta, has been caught coaching people how to write up false complaints.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 18, 2015 03:25 AM (iQIUe)

455 "Why didn't I choose Mechanical Engineering?"
*Srednop?*
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:23 AM (YLidQ)

You knew your limitations?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:25 AM (OQ9R7)

456 Oh so you turn them off before Christmas is over. Cheapskate

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 03:26 AM (zt+N6)

457 Bite me, Non-Lighter.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:26 AM (OQ9R7)

458 "Darkie"

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:27 AM (OQ9R7)

459 You Heard Me.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:27 AM (OQ9R7)

460 You knew your limitations?
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:25 AM (OQ9R7)

****

Naahhh, math is my thing. It was more of an availability of cash to finance said education thing.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:27 AM (YLidQ)

461 Better denounce yourself.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2015 03:27 AM (zt+N6)

462 453 "Hey, about those Christmas lights, do you have any estimates of what they use per day?"
-Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

About Ten+ bucks per day. 5pm to 11pm. It costs me about Four-Hundred+ for the month+.

December 1st-New Years Day.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:24 AM (OQ9R7)



That seems quite reasonable for the joy you spread to your neighborhood.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

463 The whole "Date with a Girl" thing was an unqualified success, by the way.



That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:29 AM (RXfvh)

464 You're a Dead Man!

...not making a threat. I'm just stating the fact that we're all taking repose at your stupid passing.

I'm not wearing a suit, Dude.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:30 AM (OQ9R7)

465 "Naahhh, math is my thing. It was more of an availability of cash to finance said education thing."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:27 AM (YLidQ)

I'll buy that. Perhaps I could pay you weekly for your Newsletter?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:31 AM (OQ9R7)

466 *Cheers!*



Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:18 AM (OQ9R7)


Thanks, yeah we did the deed October 1st. It was raining in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Of course it was. But we had a lot of fun anyway.


That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:29 AM (RXfvh)


It's a good story.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 03:33 AM (UQGss)

467 ..."That's my story, and I'm sticking to it."
-Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:29 AM (RXfvh)

Here's an Unqualified *Hoorah!*

Don't spill all the beans, but do you have *that tingly feeling*?... lol

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:34 AM (OQ9R7)

468 OK I woke up in the middle of the night here. What are you reprobates talking about?

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 03:34 AM (o/90i)

469 -Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 03:33 AM (UQGss)

Stop spoiling his fun, you skirt-wearing jackass!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:36 AM (OQ9R7)

470 "OK I woke up in the middle of the night here. What are you reprobates talking about?"
-Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 03:34 AM (o/90i)

Go back to bed if you want to live.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:37 AM (OQ9R7)

471 Go back to bed if you want to live.

Inception?

Posted by: eleven at December 18, 2015 03:39 AM (qUNWi)

472 Just kidding, GGE! You know we love you.

(Even though you lost the Empress last year.)

Haaaaayyyy!

...right?

*punches self in the groin*

God reminds me that I got fired from every job I've ever had for a reason!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:40 AM (OQ9R7)

473 468 OK I woke up in the middle of the night here. What are you reprobates talking about?

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 03:34 AM (o/90i)



I'm actually somewhat hoping my shootin' buddy is witnessing this part of the ONT where everyone knows each other.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:41 AM (EzgxV)

474 "Inception?"
-Posted by: eleven at December 18, 2015 03:39 AM (qUNWi)

I liked "South Park's" take on that goofy movie.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:42 AM (OQ9R7)

475 Only here would the word "reprobate" show up in otherwise unrelated comments in the middle of the night.


*takes bow*

Looks like I've found one that might be a potential convert to the Moron way of life. Also, this evening I jammed on a borrowed electric cello in a bar.

All in all, a good evening.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:43 AM (RXfvh)

476 *fist-bumps farmer*

*and, hell everyone else, even the lurkers*

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:44 AM (RXfvh)

477 *digga-digga-digga-dooga-digga-bow-wacha-digga-digga-bow-wacha-digga-bow*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:44 AM (OQ9R7)

478 I'll buy that. Perhaps I could pay you weekly for your Newsletter?
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:31 AM (OQ9R7)

****

Woulda, coulda, shoulda Man.

Went far on my own, for a lot of years, then had a big bitch slap going backwards.

Just scratching it out right now, until 2027, when a retirement kicks in.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 18, 2015 03:44 AM (YLidQ)

479 Go back to bed if you want to live.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:37 AM

LOL, why is it that dangerous around here?

I'm gonna get a shot of tequila to put me to sleep.

Damn, cat just started to claw my balls, as I'm sitting here only in my bathrobe! This is not a good start to Friday!

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 03:44 AM (o/90i)

480 GGE, are you wandering through my neck of the woods again on the way to IA?

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:45 AM (RXfvh)

481 The whole "Date with a Girl" thing was an unqualified success, by the way.







That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:29 AM (RXfvh)


Congratulations. Were there machinations, or bowing and scraping?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2015 03:46 AM (7MWCL)

482 Quality stuff, Piercello! Get your bass-ass down with that electronic boogie-woogie!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:46 AM (OQ9R7)

483 Alcohol, conversation, philosophy, idiotic jokes, and music were consumed more or less in proportion. I didn't have to resort to the milling machine, if that's what you mean, but the bowing probably helped. 8-)

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:49 AM (RXfvh)

484 "LOL, why is it that dangerous around here?
I'm gonna get a shot of tequila to put me to sleep.
Damn, cat just started to claw my balls, as I'm sitting here only in my bathrobe! This is not a good start to Friday!
"
-Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 03:44 AM (o/90i)

That's not good, Farmer. You must protect your balls. Protecting your balls is called "everyday" around these parts.

I'm simply looking out for you guys. Serious, You Guys.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:49 AM (OQ9R7)

485 Night all.

Here is: Irish Whiskey VS American Whiskey... as taste-tested by Irish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MZdId0rB-M

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2015 03:56 AM (vBeA5)

486 I'm actually somewhat hoping my shootin' buddy is witnessing this part of the ONT where everyone knows each other.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 03:41 AM

Hah hah, I'm not sure that might be the best intro to make it seem like sane people hang here.

So for not sane...after my shot of tekillya I've poured myself a glass of wine.

Wide awake, don't have to work tomorrow so...

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 03:59 AM (o/90i)

487 Thanks for the email, Piercello! You're a level-headed, quality guy and I was happy to hear from you, Sir!

I wish you only the best.

You're just the nicest of guys and I hope God blesses you as much as he has me, this Christmas.

May Love follow you and carry you through the Season, amigo.

Have a Blessed Christmas, Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:59 AM (OQ9R7)

488 Good night, all.

(Thanks, Slap!)

Airport gig tomorrow(!), then off to the next weekend of gigs three hours up the road.

Somewhere in here I will find the time to make Christmas presents, I swear...

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 04:02 AM (RXfvh)

489 G'Night, Piercello.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 04:03 AM (OQ9R7)

490 Also, this evening I jammed on a borrowed electric cello in a bar.
All in all, a good evening.
Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:43 AM

I forget, have you ever said where you live? What kind of bars have people bringing in electric cellos?

*says the rube who lives in Dutch's hometown of 16,000*

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:05 AM (o/90i)

491 And.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR_LHlFwlhk

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 04:07 AM (EzgxV)

492
475 Only here would the word "reprobate" show up in otherwise unrelated comments in the middle of the night.


*takes bow*

Looks like I've found one that might be a potential convert to the Moron way of life. Also, this evening I jammed on a borrowed electric cello in a bar.

All in all, a good evening.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:43 AM (RXfvh)



Borrowed electric cello?!??! -- what kind of bars do you frequent???

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 04:08 AM (EzgxV)

493 *poking back in*

I am in SW MO these days, in/near a small to medium size city. I was quite surprised to run across an electric cello in a dive bar, but I ran with the opportunity.

Didn't hurt that it was an opportunity to impress a particular girl, either.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 04:09 AM (RXfvh)

494 Borrowed electric cello?!??! -- what kind of bars do you frequent???
Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 04:08 AM

LMFAO, tears here.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:12 AM (o/90i)

495 The guy was mostly using his e-cello as a more portable electric upright bass, which it did very well.

I sat in for him with the other half of his duo, a guitarist/singer, for a couple of songs, and just improvised in the fly. We exchanged info afterward, because he said he might want to jam/get a few acoustic pointers.

It was a good move.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 04:12 AM (RXfvh)

496 Also,

*clears throat*

"Old musicians never die, they just go from bar to bar."

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 04:13 AM (RXfvh)

497
GGE, are you wandering through my neck of the woods again on the way to IA?

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 03:45 AM (RXfvh)


Every single time. I catch 29 there to St Joe and then 71 on up.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:13 AM (UQGss)

498 I saw that LeBron James tried to murder Jason Day's smoking hot wife at a basketball game last night. The racial discord in this country is getting out of hand. Actually he just bowled her over trying to keep a ball in bounds. She's in the hospital for observation but apparently will be fine. If it wasn't for the golf angle I probably would not have cared. I'm "meh" with the NBA.

Went to the Kennedy Center last night and saw a performance of Handel's Messiah. It was amazing and the Kennedy Center is impressive. I've lived in DC since 97 and had never been there. Highly recommend visiting it if any of you decide to visit the Hive of Scum and Villainy that is DC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2015 04:15 AM (ZJ0jh)

499 ..from some terrible lies

*Whoah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-Oh!*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0

Some nights I stay up, cashin' in my bad luck
Some nights, I call it a "draw".
Some nights, I wish that my lips could build a castle.
Some nights, I wish they'd just fall off.

But I still wake up.
I still see Your Ghost.
Oh Lord, I'm still not sure What I Stand For...

Whoah-oh

What do I stand for?

Most nights, I don't know.

...anymore.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 04:15 AM (OQ9R7)

500 GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:13 AM

I forget, is your hometown in the Quad Cities? If so I'm just up the road and would love it it we could get a MoMee together in Eastern IA/ Northwestern IL.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:19 AM (o/90i)

501 I love that tune. Maybe too much. Maybe not.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 04:22 AM (OQ9R7)

502 500 GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:13 AM

I forget, is your hometown in the Quad Cities? If so I'm just up the road and would love it it we could get a MoMee together in Eastern IA/ Northwestern IL.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:19 AM (o/90i)



GGE's in a part of NC where I'd love to stop in, but I just haven't gotten around to.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 18, 2015 04:23 AM (EzgxV)

503 I forget, is your hometown in the Quad Cities? If
so I'm just up the road and would love it it we could get a MoMee
together in Eastern IA/ Northwestern IL.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:19 AM (o/90i)


Nope, clear on the other side of the state, SW corner. Same little town that Glenn Miller was born in.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:23 AM (UQGss)

504 To the Tri Delts, stealing a thought from Dennis Prager from yesterday
If your not giving micoaggressions you not living.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2015 04:26 AM (k0xxN)

505 GGE, I'll be up in Columbia (more or less) on Saturday and Sunday. If you should happen to come through on I-70 in between my 4 rehearsals/concerts that weekend, I'd be happy to grab lunch.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 04:27 AM (RXfvh)

506 "You're", even.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 04:27 AM (OQ9R7)

507 Nope, clear on the other side of the state, SW corner. Same little town that Glenn Miller was born in.
Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:23 AM

Oh OK, I just remembered you were from IA originally. Not many people admit to that.

JK, JK. Hope your 2 day drive goes well.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:34 AM (o/90i)

508 Out for realz, this time. Puddleglum, glad you got to take in a Messiah.


Sleep well, you Morons.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 04:34 AM (RXfvh)

509 That's not good, Farmer. You must protect your balls. Protecting your balls is called "everyday" around these parts.



I'm simply looking out for you guys. Serious, You Guys.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 03:49 AM (OQ9R7)

That brings to mind a painting that shows up in e-mail jokes from time to time, usually entitled "Hero cat saves owner from fiery death." Done in Norman Rockwell style, guy asleep on sofa, wearing wifebeater and spotted boxer shorts. A cigarette has fallen from his hand, and the sofa is smoldering. Cat is between his legs, reaching up to bat at his balls, which are dangling out the leg of the boxer shorts. It's really a hoot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2015 04:34 AM (7MWCL)

510 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

I'll Carry You Home...We Are, (used to be), Young:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv6dMFF_yts

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 04:36 AM (OQ9R7)

511 ..."It's really a hoot."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2015 04:34 AM (7MWCL)

*HAH!*

Still... g'night!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 04:39 AM (OQ9R7)

512 Good Morning morons. That fat chick telling everyone she got fvcked was the best.


What make a deal so exciting?



I bought at Dell computer for $150 last week on Woot, it comes today, and you would think it was a rocket, that's how excited I am about getting a laptop I don't need.



Posted by: Nip Sip at December 18, 2015 04:40 AM (jJRIy)

513 *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), T at December 18, 2015 04:40 AM (OQ9R7)

514 Here:


http://media-cache-ak0.pin___.com/736x/c3/74/fd
/c374fd19974401b90357a33b48140f32.jpg

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2015 04:41 AM (7MWCL)

515 Needless to say, replace the underscore with eye emm gee, and remove double space following "fd"


NSFW

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2015 04:43 AM (7MWCL)

516 GGE, I'll be up in Columbia (more or less) on
Saturday and Sunday. If you should happen to come through on I-70 in
between my 4 rehearsals/concerts that weekend, I'd be happy to grab
lunch.

Posted by: Piercello at December 18, 2015 04:27 AM (RXfvh)


Not sure when we will be going through Columbia but you can drop me a line, LPCARD at the hotmail thingy and if we are there around noonish I'll give you a call.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:43 AM (UQGss)

517 That brings to mind a painting that shows up in e-mail jokes from time to time, usually entitled "Hero cat saves owner from fiery death." Done in Norman Rockwell style, guy asleep on sofa, wearing wifebeater and spotted boxer shorts. A cigarette has fallen from his hand, and the sofa is smoldering. Cat is between his legs, reaching up to bat at his balls, which are dangling out the leg of the boxer shorts. It's really a hoot.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2015 04:34 AM

LMAO, now how am I gonna google that summabitch?

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:46 AM (o/90i)

518 Here ya go Farmer: http://tinyurl.com/z5dj7jk

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:48 AM (UQGss)

519 Here ya go Farmer: http://tinyurl.com/z5dj7jk
Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 18, 2015 04:48 AM

Damn am I stupid.

TY tears here.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2015 04:53 AM (o/90i)

520 Decided last minute to catch a 145am Star Wars IMAX3D, glad I did. They did a good job recreating the feel of the original trilogy, several good spacecraft battle scenes, lightsaber duels, great scenery and characters. Some points were a little corny when the movie tries a little too hard, but I can give it a pass. Very good, not great like Empire Strikes Back, but the movie still felt right way more than the prequels could. And there is one major wtf moment, better see it soon if you don't want to see a spoiler!

Posted by: mugiwara at December 18, 2015 04:57 AM (rJnvs)

521 3 days in a row?

Posted by: the big bad wolf at December 18, 2015 05:02 AM (xL9OZ)

522 Now you have to be 21 to buy cigarettes in NYC, but you can vote at 18?



What is wrong with this?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 18, 2015 05:03 AM (jJRIy)

523 Well, that one actually showed up.

Posted by: the big bad wolf at December 18, 2015 05:09 AM (xL9OZ)

524 Mornin'.

So I see that Brucecaitlyn Jenner wants to be a man again.

Um, you still gots the dick, freakazoid. You never were a woman.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 18, 2015 05:12 AM (HMt16)

525 Early morning unplugged. Aye, an Olde English toon today. Ian Pittaway sings Feste's closing song from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night:

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

And the rain it raineth every day...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 18, 2015 05:18 AM (HMt16)

526 Aren't all those who came to her/his/its defense going to feel silly now?

Serves them right.

Attention whores come in all gender sizes.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 05:28 AM (Xo1Rt)

527 Borrowed electric cello?!??! -- what kind of bars do you frequent???
Posted by: cthulhu


A most wretched hive of scum and villainy, that's what!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 18, 2015 05:28 AM (9YDUz)

528 Trying to figure out the rules.
Our thin skinned, night time host can ban someone for a personal type attack (and a mild one at that) and then turn around and name call thousands and thousands of people dumb asses, "proving his point" with an incredibly unscientific video.
Architects and engineers on 911. It's on utube. Try the one that's approximately 1 hour 3 minutes.

And free the sooth!!

Posted by: the big bad wolf at December 18, 2015 05:42 AM (xL9OZ)

529 Almost forgot,
Leofb

Posted by: the big bad wolf at December 18, 2015 05:43 AM (xL9OZ)

530 This morning I will drive the 63 Valiant to work. That's 1963, not 1863. Of course I could have taken it off a captured yankee cavalryman at Chancellorsville, neh? Time machine and whatnot.

Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2015 05:48 AM (b+df9)

531 1. rule number one, there are no rules.

As I've discovered, and had some idea about the person in question, the person in question had a known habit of being obnoxious and fractious for a long time.

The mods have an oversight of this behavior over time that we do not.

thus I trust the thin skinned one's judgment.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 05:52 AM (Xo1Rt)

532 The little oval tail lights part way up a thin fin?

Those were the days of body design.

Now they all look alike and like bubble toys.

I remember seeing future glimpses of what the cars of today would look like back then and it's a hoot to see how accurate in some ways they are.

I thought they were nuts. Cars would never look that ugly and boring. Would they?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 05:55 AM (Xo1Rt)

533 Any cavalryman in possession of such a vehicle would've been hung on the spot as a sorcerer.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 05:57 AM (Xo1Rt)

534 the blog is still 5 minutes slow from the DEST to EST changeover.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 05:58 AM (Xo1Rt)

535 Fine, you want to get scientific? The melting point of steel is 1500C. The melting point of aluminum is approx 660C. Molten aluminum has an extremely aggressive reaction with water, causing it to burn at a temperature of 4100C when exposed to water. Jet fuel burns at 1030C in open air.

So.

Aluminum airplanes hit steel building, filling them with jet fuel and aluminum. Jet fuel causes aluminum to melt. Sprinkler system introduces lots of water to molten aluminum. Extremely violent reaction occurs, causing temperature spikes up to 4100C. Steel melts. Buildings fall.

Science. Eat it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 18, 2015 05:58 AM (J+mig)

536 Or that would be EDT to EST.

I'll just rack up a few comments while everyone's comatose.

dextrose, sucrose, comatose?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 05:59 AM (Xo1Rt)

537 the people who started that crap should be pilloried in the quad at MIT.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 06:00 AM (Xo1Rt)

538 Fructose. Bellicose and Varicose and just a bit verbose.

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 18, 2015 06:00 AM (WVsWD)

539 The fire doesn't melt steel AND the supposed daylight savings time scam.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 06:02 AM (Xo1Rt)

540 Youse guys are being ridiculose.

Posted by: fluffy at December 18, 2015 06:05 AM (AfsKp)

541 539
The fire doesn't melt steel AND the supposed daylight savings time scam.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 06:02 AM (Xo1Rt)


Agreed on both counts. As the old chief would say, only the government would believe that you can cut the bottom foot off of a blanket, sew it to the top, and have a longer blanket.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 18, 2015 06:06 AM (J+mig)

542 32,000 Year Old Seed Brings Plant Back to Life

Very cool. It looks sorta like chickweed. I take back all the bad things I've said about squirrels. Way to go, Ice Age Squirrel!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 18, 2015 06:07 AM (HMt16)

543 >>> Molten aluminum has an extremely aggressive reaction with water, causing it to burn at a temperature of 4100C

That temperature is almost volcanose.

Posted by: fluffy at December 18, 2015 06:08 AM (AfsKp)

544 Posted by: fluffy at December 18, 2015 06:08 AM (AfsKp)



There's some pretty cool videos of it on Youtube. I'd recommend looking them up if you want some visual examples of what liquid aluminum gets up to in water.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 18, 2015 06:10 AM (J+mig)

545 I think there's a mix of rust and aluminum that makes a very hot melty fire. (brain freeze can't think of the name)

Stuff will burn through just about anything.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 06:11 AM (Xo1Rt)

546 Thermite

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 06:14 AM (Xo1Rt)

547 they weld iron rail sections together with it or similar.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 18, 2015 06:15 AM (Xo1Rt)

548 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2015 06:17 AM (ptqRm)

549 Putin and Trump saying nice things about each other gives me douche-chills.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2015 06:25 AM (VdICR)

550 549
Putin and Trump saying nice things about each other gives me douche-chills.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2015 06:25 AM (VdICR)


Better relations with Russia ain't a bad thing. I, for one, won't cry if we don't get dragged kicking and screaming into WWIII by Turkey.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 18, 2015 06:26 AM (J+mig)

551 Morning all

Another shitty day in Fredo's America

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:31 AM (gf8BH)

552

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 18, 2015 06:32 AM (HSmrB)

553 The UN refugee agency says Jordan has begun deporting Sudanese asylum seekers after detaining about 800 of them and holding them near the country's international airport.


But But But Muslims? Oh the humanity

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:35 AM (gf8BH)

554
The UN refugee agency says Jordan has begun deporting Sudanese asylum seekers after detaining about 800 of them and holding them near the country's international airport.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:35 AM (gf8BH)
______________________________

I would be thrilled to have them come to America,,, because that's who we are...

*hic*



Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 18, 2015 06:38 AM (HSmrB)

555 "Russia open to Assad's ouster?

Why don't I believe that?

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 18, 2015 06:39 AM (WVsWD)

556 Enrique Marquez, the pal who bought guns for San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, was paid $200 month to enter into a sham marriage with one of the slain terrorists extended family members, court papers claim.

But But But we have top men on this shit right?

And THAT is the going rate? Me thinkith he sold himself cheap

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:39 AM (gf8BH)

557 Morning fellow slackers and mouthbreathers! What's new and wonderful in the US today. I would like to report that the cured meats and beer here in Germany and northern Italy are superlative and that I am surely an espresso fiend now.

Other than that, fuck the JEF in particular and the democrats and the GOPe just as a general rule.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 18, 2015 06:40 AM (m+iKU)

558 "Russia open to Assad's ouster?

Why don't I believe that?
Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 18, 2015 06:39 AM (WVsWD)


Because you are wise beyond your years

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:40 AM (gf8BH)

559 Morning fellow slackers and mouthbreathers! What's new and wonderful in the US today. I would like to report that the cured meats and beer here in Germany and northern Italy are superlative and that I am surely an espresso fiend now.

Other than that, fuck the JEF in particular and the democrats and the GOPe just as a general rule.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 18, 2015 06:40 AM (m+iKU)

On vacation? Have a great time...I had great expresso when I was in Italy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:41 AM (gf8BH)

560 Because you are wise beyond your years

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:40 AM (gf8BH)

LoL

Is that right?

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 18, 2015 06:43 AM (WVsWD)

561 Well, it looks like B'More may be getting it's act together.

Nothing of note in the overnights, and strong community demands that there be no riots or violence.

Let's hope and pray.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2015 06:44 AM (ptqRm)

562 Crotchety...

Have you ever had a chance to head up to Garmisch in Bavaria?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2015 06:46 AM (ptqRm)

563 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:41 AM

Business. And apparently, returning in Feb/Mar. Hope your BP has subsided and you're a little calmer these days. :-P

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 18, 2015 06:47 AM (m+iKU)

564
Let's hope and pray.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2015 06:44 AM (ptqRm)
____________________________

I'm sure that's some sorta' micro-aggression....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 18, 2015 06:47 AM (HSmrB)

565 "Have you ever had a chance to head up to Garmisch in Bavaria?"

Don't fall off Zugspitz. The first step is doozy.

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 18, 2015 06:48 AM (WVsWD)

566 Aluminum airplanes hit steel building, filling them with jet fuel and aluminum. Jet fuel causes aluminum to melt. Sprinkler system introduces lots of water to molten aluminum. Extremely violent reaction occurs, causing temperature spikes up to 4100C. Steel melts. Buildings fall.

Science. Eat it.


I don't know who you're responding to but that's an interesting angle I've never heard before.

Posted by: eleven at December 18, 2015 06:48 AM (qUNWi)

567 I had great expresso when I was in Italy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:41 AM


Years ago, I spent a week at a hotel in Milan. Great espresso. One morning a waiter in the restaurant found out I was from the U.S. and asked if I would like "American coffee" instead of the usual sludgy dark nectar. I thought; "why not?"

He poured a shot of espresso into a large cup and then filled it to the rim with hot water....

But they served the best prosciutto ever. Looked as if it had been cured on an asphalt parking lot, but delicious.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 18, 2015 06:49 AM (ykopX)

568 I had coffee from McDonalds once.


Few times.

Posted by: eleven at December 18, 2015 06:50 AM (qUNWi)

569 Hope your BP has subsided and you're a little calmer these days. :-P
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 18, 2015 06:47 AM (m+iKU)

Hate keeps me young.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:50 AM (gf8BH)

570 I'd love to get assigned to Sigonella On Sicily one of these days....Takes contacts but I am cultivating them...also might have to clear 3-4 weeks to get that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:52 AM (gf8BH)

571 haaaate glorious haaaaaaate......

Posted by: eleven at December 18, 2015 06:52 AM (qUNWi)

572
Hate keeps me young.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 18, 2015 06:50 AM (gf8BH)
___________________________________

I know for sure that's a micro aggression and I shall make note of it in your file, to be reviewed once you report to happy fun camp..

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 18, 2015 06:57 AM (HSmrB)

573 White House officials are pledging that President Obama will deliver a "non-traditional" State of the Union address in January, the last time he will deliver the annual speech as president.


He's going to dress is a grass skirt and a lei and play on a ukulele and sing out the problems we face. Too bad I don't have a photoshop for this

Really, we could all probably amuse ourselves in the early morning hours by instead of complaining what a lousy day it is, by instead- making on funny ways Obama could do a non traditional SOTU.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2015 06:58 AM (qES5k)

574 Sorry; Making "up".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2015 06:59 AM (qES5k)

575 "I'd love to get assigned to Sigonella On Sicily one of these days"

Better hurry up, before Obama shuts it down and gives it to Cuba.

On second thought, we could transfer all the GITMO prisoners to Sicily, and pay the local Organized Crime industry to house feed and discipline them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2015 06:59 AM (ptqRm)

576 Le NOOD

Arriving on track two.


Stand clear, please.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2015 07:02 AM (ptqRm)

577 If Seamus can train a Hamster to fly a Model Airplane, why does Pixy have so much trouble getting his to keep the Blog running?

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 18, 2015 07:02 AM (WVsWD)

578 Morning fellow slackers and mouthbreathers! What's new and wonderful in the US today. I would like to report that the cured meats and beer here in Germany and northern Italy are superlative and that I am surely an espresso fiend now.

Other than that, fuck the JEF in particular and the democrats and the GOPe just as a general rule.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 18, 2015 06:40 AM (m+iKU)

Aviano, perhaps?

Posted by: antisocialist at December 18, 2015 07:17 AM (cDs+4)

579 I am terrified. I scored the same as Ace...

Posted by: setnaffa at December 18, 2015 09:13 AM (BtRXi)

580 'Shockingly saintly'. So you know it's a crock, because I'm an asshole and I relish that reputation. GET OFF MY LAWN!

Posted by: Xavier at December 18, 2015 09:25 AM (X0e21)

581 Moderately Nefarious.

I like that, not only what it means, but the way it sounds.

Posted by: formwiz at December 18, 2015 10:44 AM (3rwvI)

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