Overnight Open Thread (12-21-2015)

Quote of the Day I

"It was fun watching the applecart being upset," Schrader said, "but now where do we go for apples?"

-- Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader on the destruction of the studio system and old standards of taste in the 70s

Quote of the Day II - Constitutional Scholar and Basketball Analyst Edition

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Clusterf*ck at the Miss Universe Pageant

Tonight's Miss Universe pageant concluded with a fiasco, as the announcer apparently misunderstood the final rankings and announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arévalo, as the winner. Miss Colombia was crowned, presented with flowers and paraded around the stage for a couple of minutes when, to the astonishment of all, the announcer returned and said that he had made a mistake: the real winner was Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach. They mercifully pulled the plug on the broadcast a few moments later. I don't think the television audience saw the crown lifted from Miss Colombia's head.

Well Miss Philippines is alright but I would have still given the crown to Miss Colombia.

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Students at Oberlin College Offended by Lack of Fried Chicken in Gen. Tso's Chicken and Pretty Much Every Ethnic Dish Served at Campus Cafeterias Because Cultural Appropriation

Students at an ultra-liberal Ohio college are in an uproar over the fried chicken, sushi and Vietnamese sandwiches served in the school cafeterias, complaining the dishes are "insensitive" and "culturally inappropriate."

...General Tso's chicken was made with steamed chicken instead of fried - which is not authentically Chinese, and simply "weird," one student bellyached in the Oberlin Review.

Others were up in arms over banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables, and on ciabatta bread, rather than the traditional French baguette.

"It was ridiculous," gripes Diep Nguyen, a freshman who is a Vietnam native.

Worse, the sushi rice was undercooked in a way that was, according to one student, "disrespectful" of her culture. Tomoyo Joshi, a junior from Japan, was highly offended by this flagrant violation of her rice. "I f people not from that heritage take food, modify it and serve it as 'authentic,' it is appropriative," she said.

Oberlin's black student union joined in the fray this month by staging a protest outside Afrikan Heritage House, an on-campus dorm.

The cafeteria there wasn't serving enough vegan and vegetarian options and had failed to make fried chicken a permanent feature on the Sunday night menu, the school newspaper reported.

Those students started a petition that also recommends the reduction of cream used in dishes, because "black American food doesn't have much cream in it," according to the Review.

You know if the administration had the slightest bit of huevos and didn't mind losing a little revenue for a semester, they would remove every dish the SJWs complain about, publicly post why it's no longer served and simply not replace it with anything. After a semester or two of repeated meatloaf, chicken soup and vegetable medley the rest of the student body would provide a little negative corrective feedback to the oh so sensitive activists and put an end to the Food Outrage game.

Gallup Confirms Democrats Getting More Leftist

Which is why their candidate in second place for the nomination is an avowed socialist.

Leave It to the Left to Make a Fundamental, Beautiful Human Emotion Complicated, Unhappy, and Political

And as David Thompson points out Laurie Penny almost certainly doesn't believe this herself but still feels compelled to lecture others on it.

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1901 Letter to the NY Times Editor Calls For Banning Assault Revolvers

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The Most Texas Thing Ever

Almost makes you want to go get a DUI in Texas.

And Lt. Clay Higgins of St. Landry Parish, LA Will Make You Not Want to Commit a Crime in His District

Humorless Scold Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checks Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The douchebag is insufferably strong in this one. (thanks to Slu)

It Turns Out That ISIS Recruiters Love Online Cat Pictures Too

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Dear US Taxpayer: Magnolia Thunderpussy Thanks You For Her Sex Change

'Baker Street': The Mystery of Rock's Greatest Sax Riff

Important life tip: If you have a "F**K COPS" tattoo* on your face....

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Who Loves Christmas and Who Are Likely Pagan Haters?

Oregon and Hawaii we are looking at you.

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Norway Giving a Mountain to Finland For Christmas

Thus making Finland's highest point 134 feet higher.

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Is Mistletoe Kissing a Dying Tradition?

Nearly three quarters of under-35s have never kissed beneath the white berries.

mistletoekiss

The Yahoo AoSHQ group - it's got electrolytes and shit.

And my twitter thang.

Tonight's post brought to you by the world-wide strawberry crisis:

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Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please use the Ewok's Amazon portal to buy your shit so he can keep posting his.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 10:56 PM




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1 1st?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 10:57 PM (AkOaV)

2 nice. content.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 10:57 PM (AkOaV)

3 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 21, 2015 10:58 PM (EzgxV)

4 General Tso can kiss my feathery ass.

Posted by: The Chicken at December 21, 2015 10:58 PM (RU5ki)

5 Woo woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 10:59 PM (voOPb)

6 So what lucky guy is going to wind up with Laurie Penny?

Wedding Gift Tip for the groom: Derringer, one bullet

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 21, 2015 11:00 PM (RU5ki)

7 Doug Gottlieb is the Marc Lamont Hill of sports radio.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at December 21, 2015 11:00 PM (syGA0)

8 Seriously, if the food in the cafeteria is not up to your standards, it isn't because of disrespect. It's just cafeteria food.

Posted by: huerfano at December 21, 2015 11:00 PM (NSb9d)

9 I'm offended by Oberlin College.

I await the apology of each and every fucking stupid son/daughter of a bitch student and faculty member of that worthless fucking institution.

Assholes. All of them.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:00 PM (s5o+q)

10 Top 50!

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:01 PM (ZbV+0)

11 Fuck Oberlin college with a cactus. Fuckin snowflakes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 21, 2015 11:01 PM (ucDmr)

12 The Bill of Rights was a sneaky sort of deal that John Hancock slipped in when Lincoln and Washington were out having lunch.

Posted by: Doug Gottlieb at December 21, 2015 11:01 PM (RU5ki)

13 Strawberry Generation.

Perfect.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (s5o+q)

14 top ten?

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (C3E0x)

15 OMG, I thought I caught it early. Oh well, I'll go back and read.

Posted by: Farmer at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (o/90i)

16 Others were up in arms over banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables, and on ciabatta bread, rather than the traditional French baguette.

Ever notice how SJWs are so quick to take offense by proxy for people who apparently aren't enlightened enough to be offended themselves?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (RU5ki)

17 Strawberry generation?,like an entire flat of the

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (voOPb)

18 Nope.

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:04 PM (C3E0x)

19 a freshman who is a Vietnam native
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Can we ban immigrants from whiny communist countries while we're at it Mr Trump?

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:04 PM (ZbV+0)

20 WOAH!

Norway wants to give Finland "just the tip!"

Where have we heard that one before, eh fellas?

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (s5o+q)

21 That Baker Street riff gets on my nerves. It's pretty monotonous.

Posted by: freaked at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (BO/km)

22 OMG, I thought I caught it early. Oh well, I'll go back and read.

Posted by: Farmer at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (o/90i)

I keep getting stuck on Ms. Colombia.

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (C3E0x)

23 Howdy all.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (9ltS8)

24 Oberlin college
Here's your mystery meat dinner party, canned green beans & instant mashed potatoes,

You don't like it. PB&J with bread over there. Or you eat what you brought along

Now get off my lawn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (voOPb)

25 I just had this.horrible nightmare where I was this woman and... HEY! WHAT HAPPENED TO MY PENIS?

Posted by: Hilary Clinton at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (k092K)

26 If I saw the guy with the face tattoo I would probably pepper spray his face. Just because.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (BHl9S)

27 Sorry, but Miss Philippines totally rules over Miss Colombia. Way hotter.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:06 PM (9ltS8)

28 The University System is a white western cultural artifact. Anyone else attending is just appropriation.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 21, 2015 11:06 PM (9xFD7)

29 @7 white privileges

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:06 PM (voOPb)

30 Evenin' everyone.

Drifting in and and out tonight, playing w/Arduino stuff.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 21, 2015 11:07 PM (YJmuy)

31 Why don't the precious little gourmands put their cafeteria chefs some f'n knowledge on how to prep culturally sensitive meals for thousands?

Posted by: mugiwara at December 21, 2015 11:07 PM (9eF7E)

32 24: And, leave my dog alone!s

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 21, 2015 11:08 PM (ucDmr)

33 Not hearing anything about the Las Vegas sidewalk driver. Looks like it may be one for the memory hole.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 21, 2015 11:08 PM (RU5ki)

34 @26 it's early Caligirl but I nominate as a thread winnah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:08 PM (voOPb)

35 How far did Miss Thailand make it in the running? They need to check her out real good.

That happened one time over there. The winner of Miss Thailand turned out to be a ladyboy one time.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 21, 2015 11:08 PM (dvuhZ)

36 28 The University System is a white western cultural artifact. Anyone else attending is just appropriation.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 21, 2015 11:06 PM (9xFD7)


Yup. Invented by Dead White European Males back in the Middle Ages.

The 1950's.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:08 PM (s5o+q)

37 Sorry, but Miss Philippines totally rules over Miss Colombia. Way hotter.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:06 PM (9ltS

Me rove you rong time.

Posted by: Miss Phillippines at December 21, 2015 11:09 PM (C3E0x)

38 I have this idea for a Fusion Party that would be called the "Demicans". They'd do what was best for everyone!

Posted by: zombie new york times letter writer at December 21, 2015 11:09 PM (DLIIY)

39 I'm surprised the Chinese have this same problem.

Posted by: rabidfox at December 21, 2015 11:09 PM (EW9tX)

40 The winner of Miss Thailand turned out to be a ladyboy one time.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 21, 2015 11:08 PM (dvuhZ)


Only once?

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:10 PM (s5o+q)

41 32 amen Chavez. Fuck with my dogs I will kill you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:10 PM (voOPb)

42 Mistletoe has fallen from favor because, OMG, OMG, it's poisonous! Call the EPA! Dial 911! We might be poisoned, we might be poisoned!

Well... bullshit. I have researched this, and there only seems to be ONE mistletoe poisoning death. That person brewed it into a tea, attempting to make an abortifactant.

I say, bring back mistletoe. When I was a kid, there were sprigs hanging everywhere at Christmas time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 21, 2015 11:10 PM (oFSUK)

43 I don't even know what to say about the male prostitute turned "hetero sexual female".

Other than wow.

I'm so glad I'm working my ass off to pay for that gentleman/ lady to "do her".

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 11:10 PM (AkOaV)

44 Ever notice how SJWs are so quick to take offense by proxy for people who apparently aren't enlightened enough to be offended themselves?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (RU5ki)


While they love to scream about how their Western values are "universal". Kind of funny ...

Being self-righteous self-proclaimed geniuses is exhausting work.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 21, 2015 11:10 PM (zc3Db)

45 Heh. Strawberry generation. Bless their hearts. Heh.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 21, 2015 11:10 PM (9iR5/)

46 "Me rove you rong time.

Posted by: Miss Phillippines"

You keep Karl away from me, ya hear?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:11 PM (9ltS8)

47 @37 how much? 3 dollah?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:11 PM (voOPb)

48 40: Only once that they know about, I think.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 21, 2015 11:11 PM (dvuhZ)

49 26 If I saw the guy with the face tattoo I would probably pepper spray his face. Just because.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM (BHl9S)

Don't be judgey.

For all you know, all of us in the ONT have face tattoos with vulgar political statements and SS lightening bolts on our cheeks.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 11:11 PM (AkOaV)

50 Pity poor Laurie when she meets a guy that gives her a stomach full of butterflies. Because she wouldn't want to expose herself to all that emotional servitude she'll end keeping company with the rest of the sour assed feminists she probably keeps company with now. Of course if her mother had felt the same way little Laurie wouldn't be around to bitch and spread her stupidity. The stupid burns.

Posted by: Tuna at December 21, 2015 11:12 PM (JSovD)

51 The mistletoe thing made me laugh. At myself.

Young me thought it would be funny to have a T-shirt made up that said

Kiss me beneath the mistletoe.

I then put mistletoe on my belt.

It didn't go over like I thought. It was funny in my head.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 21, 2015 11:12 PM (kKHcp)

52 If I saw the guy with the face tattoo I would probably pepper spray his face. Just because.
Posted by: CaliGirl
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Seems reasonable to me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 21, 2015 11:12 PM (oFSUK)

53 Laurie's daddy didn't think she was pretty.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 21, 2015 11:13 PM (RU5ki)

54 41: I hate people that mistreat dogs. They are totally evil.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 21, 2015 11:14 PM (ucDmr)

55 19 a freshman who is a Vietnam native
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Wonder how many Americans here grandfather killed.
That family has money to send her here to private USA school fro viet nam

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:14 PM (voOPb)

56 52
If I saw the guy with the face tattoo I would probably pepper spray his face. Just because.

Posted by: CaliGirl
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Aw, come on now. Poor yute is just trying to turn his life around and make his living selling magazine subscriptions to Life and Time and Newsweek. Yeah, that's the ticket.
I crack myself up sometimes.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 21, 2015 11:15 PM (9iR5/)

57 Here in our lovely town, guy sees sketchy woman hanging around gas pumps while he's filling up so what does the genius do? He leaves his truck running while he pops inside to get something. Long car chases ensues with his truck getting PIT'ed into a guardrail. Insurance company should refuse to pay him on grounds of stupidity...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:15 PM (9ltS8)

58 "Others were up in arms over banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with
coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables, and on ciabatta bread, rather
than the traditional French baguette."

So it's culturally "appropriative" for an American university to serve rice, but somehow it's not "appropriative" for Viets to use a French bread in their sandwiches.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 21, 2015 11:15 PM (noWW6)

59 : I hate people that mistreat dogs. They are totally evil.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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*wags tail*
*grins*

Posted by: Mike Hammer's dog at December 21, 2015 11:15 PM (oFSUK)

60 Put "Miss Thailand 2015" in Google and look at the images.

You can't be sure with these. You've just got look up under the hood so to speak.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 21, 2015 11:16 PM (dvuhZ)

61 "Nearly three quarters of under-35s have never kissed beneath the white berries."

Good - that fowl weed deserves to be eradicated from the face of the Earth, with either flamethrowers or nuclear weapons, if need be.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 21, 2015 11:16 PM (wZ2hu)

62 If I saw the guy with the face tattoo I would probably pepper spray his face. Just because.

Posted by: CaliGirl
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Oh you're in for it now, cupcake. Wait 'til chemjeff lectures you on how it's not fair to assume that everybody with "fuck cops" tattooed to his face is automatically a bad guy.

He might actually enjoy sex with cops, or something. He must be given a chance!!!

Posted by: Miss Phillippines at December 21, 2015 11:17 PM (C3E0x)

63 Pfft. That little droid BB-8 would never work. He'd just get stuck on the sand as his roller ball spun wildly. Absolutely ridiculous.

Star Wars film crew guy: Hey, asshole, he was a real machine, controlled by a puppeteer, and did actually roll over the sand.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Posted by: Neil DeAss Tyson at December 21, 2015 11:17 PM (H9MG5)

64 Here in our lovely town, guy sees sketchy woman hanging around gas pumps while he's filling up so what does the genius do? He leaves his truck running while he pops inside to get something. Long car chases ensues with his truck getting PIT'ed into a guardrail. Insurance company should refuse to pay him on grounds of stupidity...
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
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Saw him on TV. Gauges in his ears. Apparently that allows the brains to leak out. Of course, the girl that stole the truck was no prize either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's dog at December 21, 2015 11:17 PM (oFSUK)

65 a freshman who is a Vietnam native
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Didn't someone here last night say that the Japanese girl had failed to get into a college in Tokyo three times? Says something about Japanese college requirements.
That would mean about 91% of American yutes wouldn't qualify for college, amiright?

Posted by: Old Blue at December 21, 2015 11:17 PM (9iR5/)

66 Shit, we didn't have any of those fancy pants meals when we were in college. We had the basics that were served by some of the nicest people in the world who busted their asses to feed 1000 18-22 year old men 3 meals a day.

Yeah we joked about "mystery meat" and shit like that, but it was damn better than any of us could have made.

Fuck these kids today, and fuck those Oberlin students in particular.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 21, 2015 11:18 PM (Z7G74)

67 Oh! Oh! Or maybe the "Repubirats"?!

Posted by: zombie new york times letter writer at December 21, 2015 11:18 PM (DLIIY)

68 no offense to any horrible face tatoo members of the horde.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:18 PM (BHl9S)

69 Space X's mistle landed on it's toes.

Just gently kissed the landing pad on touchdown.

America, Fcuk Yeah!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 21, 2015 11:18 PM (McRlu)

70 "Good - that fowl weed deserves to be eradicated from
the face of the Earth, with either flamethrowers or nuclear weapons, if
need be.

Posted by: Thrawn"

But how would poor Getafix brew the potion to allow Asterix to thump the Romans?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:18 PM (9ltS8)

71 I think it's heartening that John Huntsman is keeping the desires of his tens of potential voters alive.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 21, 2015 11:19 PM (9xFD7)

72 You know if the administration had the slightest bit of huevos and didn't mind losing a little revenue for a semester, they would remove every dish the SJWs complain about, publicly post why it's no longer served and simply not replace it with anything.

Or, just open up the kitchens to those who can pass a food safety course, and tell the students "It's your fucking problem now, assholes."

'Baker Street': The Mystery of Rock's Greatest Sax Riff

Never heard it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 21, 2015 11:19 PM (9YDUz)

73 I am currently mistreating my dog as we speak.
He's figured out which present is his, and is holding vigil over the present. He knows.

And he knows he's not supposed to open it.
Because I Have To Tell Him Every 5 Minutes!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 21, 2015 11:19 PM (kKHcp)

74 no offense to any horrible face tatoo members of the horde.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:18 PM (BHl9S)


None taken, thweetie.

Posted by: Mike Tyson at December 21, 2015 11:19 PM (zc3Db)

75 62
That is funny, I'm giggling to myself like a lunatic.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:20 PM (BHl9S)

76 Baker Street?!?!?

Pudknocker.......

Posted by: Dick Parry at December 21, 2015 11:20 PM (WWdgA)

77 I've dealt with Texas Bodily Injury Attorneys.,they are fucking assholes. This young punk defense attorney isn't far behind

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:20 PM (voOPb)

78 Is this something?

Sara Palin playing Tina Fey in a skit: "31 Rock"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSvSDEQY3D8

Posted by: mr_jack at December 21, 2015 11:21 PM (M59SC)

79 Isn't mistletoe actually good for something, like warding off werewolves or such?

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:21 PM (ZbV+0)

80 Wow, the NFL is really trying to get the fans engaged in the spontaneity of the game by having ruling reviews every drive. *Yawn*

Posted by: Fritz at December 21, 2015 11:21 PM (BngQR)

81 America, Fcuk Yeah!

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX
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I watched the launch live on the web. They had a huge crowd outside the windows in launch control. When the first stage booster landed the crowd erupted in chants of "USA USA USA".
It was very cool and also very exciting to see it happen.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 21, 2015 11:21 PM (9iR5/)

82 Good - that fowl weed deserves to be eradicated from the face of the Earth, with either flamethrowers or nuclear weapons, if need be.

I agree.

Posted by: Baldr at December 21, 2015 11:21 PM (brIR5)

83 "Of course, the girl that stole the truck was no prize either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's dog"

Yah, she looked like a real classy member of society. With a rap sheet a mile long.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:22 PM (9ltS8)

84 Didn't someone here last night say that the Japanese girl had failed to get into a college in Tokyo three times? Says something about Japanese college requirements.
That would mean about 91% of American yutes wouldn't qualify for college, amiright?

Posted by: Old Blue


The Japanese who go to the US for college are not treated with any kind of deference when they return even if they attend ivy schools.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 21, 2015 11:23 PM (9YDUz)

85 Hey everybody.

Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsXjCp_f1h4

He also recorded and had a hit in 1973 with "Stuck in the Middle With You" as part of a group he led called Stealers Wheel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:23 PM (ntObR)

86 Oops off Miss P sock.

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:23 PM (C3E0x)

87 Yeah we joked about "mystery meat" and shit like that, but it was damn better than any of us could have made.
>>>

We had a stove in a community room in my dorm. I was making a hamburger and one of the other guys in the dorm asked me where I learned how to cook. There are some really sheltered people that go to college.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 21, 2015 11:23 PM (wHX4r)

88 Strawberry Generation.

Perfect.


Funny, that is (or was) also a term for kids from Mexico City. Same connotation.

Posted by: t-bird at December 21, 2015 11:24 PM (J3phO)

89 Sorry, but Ms. Colombia is skeletal and looks like she stuffed a hamster down the front of her bathing suit bottom.

Alternatively, that might be the mons that Norway is gifting to Finland.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:24 PM (QWtgr)

90 If you read the Norway/Finland article, you will note that Norway is actually talking about putting just the tip in Finland....and we know how that normally works out.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 21, 2015 11:25 PM (EzgxV)

91 Strawberry generation is an apt description. So what should we call the GenXers?

I'm biased because I am one, but I'd say the Timex generation. We taken a lickin' and keep on tickin'.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:25 PM (ntObR)

92 Posted by: Miss Phillippines at December 21, 2015 11:17 PM (C3E0x)

This is the second night in a row that you've gratuitously insulted chemjeff when he was not present. Does that seem like honorable stand-up kind of behavior to you?

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 21, 2015 11:25 PM (wqVD1)

93 That Gottlieb fellow has a future as president of the US. He certainly understands the constitution as well as the current zipper-head.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (QWtgr)

94 He also recorded and had a hit in 1973
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Arrrrgh!
That was 42 years ago?!

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Posted by: Mike Hammer's dog at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (oFSUK)

95 Isn't mistletoe actually good for something, like warding off werewolves or such?

Posted by: Methos


It's poisonous in the right dose.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (9YDUz)

96 33 - The CBC National News (Canada) did the opening segment on the Las Vegas driver. Not sure if I did the Tiny URL properly, it should open for tonight's show.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/CBC-National-News

Posted by: cind at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (nRbbW)

97 I think it's heartening that John Huntsman is keeping the desires of his tens of potential voters alive.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at December 21, 2015 11:19 PM (9xFD7)

Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon Jon

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (C3E0x)

98 And here I thought that Oberlin food thing was satire.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (9ltS8)

99 SpaceX launch and landing

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zxh7byf

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (ZbV+0)

100 Have they tried the Vietnamese food that ISN'T of French origin?

Posted by: Jean at December 21, 2015 11:27 PM (fBkaR)

101 @73 jack put the dam thing on the refrigerator

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:27 PM (voOPb)

102 Sorry, but Ms. Colombia is skeletal and looks like she stuffed a hamster down the front of her bathing suit bottom.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:24 PM (QWtgr)


Is this an appropriate time to say "You know how we know you're gay?"

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 21, 2015 11:27 PM (kKHcp)

103 This is the second night in a row that you've gratuitously insulted chemjeff when he was not present. Does that seem like honorable stand-up kind of behavior to you?


Posted by: Maetenloch at December 21, 2015 11:25 PM (wqVD1)

When did he disappear? I was not aware.

Or maybe turn your sarcasm meter on?

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:28 PM (C3E0x)

104 Maet brings the content...again.

*i think you work too hard/bring too much but thanks nonetheless.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 21, 2015 11:28 PM (hlMPp)

105 85 Hey everybody.

Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsXjCp_f1h4

He also recorded and had a hit in 1973 with "Stuck in the Middle With You" as part of a group he led called Stealers Wheel.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:23 PM (ntObR)




It's also interesting to note that Baker Street in London is only a couple of blocks long and used to have a famous resident at 221B.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 21, 2015 11:28 PM (EzgxV)

106 Is this an appropriate time to say "You know how we know you're gay?"
Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 21, 2015 11:27 PM (kKHcp)

*******

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 21, 2015 11:28 PM (YLidQ)

107 #1 is Utah and #2 is Tennessee.

And that makes sense.

PA comes in at #15.

PA has also now joined the No Death Penalty states.

And yet abortion thrives with the Liberals.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:28 PM (Xo1Rt)

108 89: So, you like innies and not outies?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 21, 2015 11:29 PM (dvuhZ)

109 Qdp you're a good shit. Not like the rest of the shit. You the man! Take that to the bank

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:29 PM (voOPb)

110 So the special snowflakes of Oberlin are complaining that the rice in the sushi hasn't been prepared to an adequately high culinary standard.

I suppose I should have bitched back in the day about the poor breading on the cheap frozen fish sticks being served in the dorm cafeteria. Of course, had I done so, not a single soul would have heard my plaint. Must be nice to be a snowflake.


Posted by: torquewrench at December 21, 2015 11:29 PM (noWW6)

111 When did he disappear? I was not aware.
Or maybe turn your sarcasm meter on?
Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:28 PM (C3E0x)


How about you not be an asshole?

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 21, 2015 11:30 PM (wqVD1)

112 Just finished reading a Christmas Carol. I've seen all the movie and television versions but had never read the book. Still a lovely little story.

Posted by: Tuna at December 21, 2015 11:30 PM (JSovD)

113 I think it was DailyMail who was showing pics of the contestants without make-up...

Damn Miss Australia is cute as hell.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 21, 2015 11:30 PM (hlMPp)

114 "Nearly three quarters of under-35s have never kissed beneath the white berries."

Too easy

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 21, 2015 11:31 PM (37AF4)

115 And here I thought that Oberlin food thing was satire.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (9ltS

******

These days The Onion must be having anvery hard time coming upp with material. I have seen idiots on FB posting their stuff as real, and then arguing about it.

What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 21, 2015 11:31 PM (YLidQ)

116 And she's used to going down under.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (DLIIY)

117 98 And here I thought that Oberlin food thing was satire.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 21, 2015 11:26 PM (9ltS


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (s5o+q)

118 The right to bear arms IS an amendment.


Of course, so is the abolition of slavery.


And giving the vote to women.


And the right of free speech.


And giving the vote to those 18 and over.


And (appositely for Democrats) the right against self-incrimination. (Hi, Lois!)


So ... which of these are on the table for reconsideration? Hmmm?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (oKE6c)

119 Shit, at the old Citadel mess hall you didn't eat the stuff WITHOUT cockroaches -- that was the dangerous shit.

Posted by: Jean at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (fBkaR)

120 When did he disappear? I was not aware.
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Posted by: chemjeff at December 21, 2015 11:13 PM (uZNvH)

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (ZbV+0)

121 Chem Jeff was all the previous thread but he hasnt shown up on the ONT yet.

Thanks for the content, Maet.

Posted by: @votermom at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (cbfNE)

122 MH, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (ntObR)

123 Methos, it is really something, isn't it. First ever recovery of the first stage booster. I expect they will still have failures, but to see it happen in real time was awesome.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (9iR5/)

124 @106 yes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (voOPb)

125 Ahh mistletoe, 'twas the 9th grade Christmas party at our magnet school and the girl I secretly had a crush on walks up to me and holds some fake plastic mistletoe over my head, memories don't get much better.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (iwLCN)

126 Blano, I took that as a joke. I didn't mean any harm. Sorry Chemjeff.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (BHl9S)

127 118 The right to bear arms IS an amendment.


Of course, so is the abolition of slavery.


And giving the vote to women.


And the right of free speech.


And giving the vote to those 18 and over.


And (appositely for Democrats) the right against self-incrimination. (Hi, Lois!)


So ... which of these are on the table for reconsideration? Hmmm?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (oKE6c)


The Founders worried that the enumeration of rights in the Bill of Rights would erode any and all rights NOT therein enumerated.

They were profoundly wise men.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (s5o+q)

128 110
We were served something we called " mystery meat" in our cafeterias. Could never quite make out exactly what particular animal it came from but we ate it

Posted by: Tuna at December 21, 2015 11:34 PM (JSovD)

129 Here is tonight's full SpaceX webcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bTbVbe4e4

If you missed it, you missed out. They made history tonight. It was the first time a first stage of an orbital rocket was successfully landed back at the launch site.

Watch the whole thing. You won't be sorry.

Posted by: rickl at December 21, 2015 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

130 The Strawberry Generation could make a Strawberry Statement.

http://tinyurl.com/z5k7hfj

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 21, 2015 11:34 PM (FkBIv)

131 Maybe it's just me, having been a regular around this blog since 2005, and never having had the propensity to talk shit to anyone but acknowledged long-term trolls, but I sorta think that newbies ought to refrain from personal attacks on commenters like Chemjeff who've been around here for a longtime and are generally very thoughtful.

Of course CJ can take care of himself and doesn't need me to defend him, but the general prickery amongst the commentariat directed at him today does make this blog smell a little.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:35 PM (QWtgr)

132 C'mon, people!

Nobody else read the article about Norway giving Finland "just the tip?"

What the hell is this place? FreeRepublic?

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:35 PM (s5o+q)

133 120 When did he disappear? I was not aware.
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Posted by: chemjeff at December 21, 2015 11:13 PM (uZNvH)

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (ZbV+0)



Scared me, there, for a second. Thought someone had run him off. He was just turning in.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 21, 2015 11:36 PM (EzgxV)

134 Curious - if the Taiwanese election goes a certain way in January, wonder if the Chi-Coms will step up their activities in the S. China Sea?

World View: Taiwan May Reverse South China Sea Policy and Oppose China

http://tinyurl.com/gq9dxen

Posted by: Thrawn at December 21, 2015 11:36 PM (wZ2hu)

135 WITHOUT cockroaches -- that was the dangerous shit.

Posted by: Jean at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (fBkaR)

Timeframe? I gorged myself there while waiting for someone in '93. That food was good...


But I was young and stupid.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 21, 2015 11:36 PM (hlMPp)

136 Sharkman, I like Chemjeff and mean no harm. I apologize.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:36 PM (BHl9S)

137 So the special snowflakes of Oberlin are complaining that the rice in the sushi hasn't been prepared to an adequately high culinary standard.

I suppose I should have bitched back in the day about the poor breading on the cheap frozen fish sticks being served in the dorm cafeteria. Of course, had I done so, not a single soul would have heard my plaint. Must be nice to be a snowflake.


Posted by: torquewrench


Well, she's right, though. You need short grain, sticky rice, and it has to be prepared with more care than a cafeteria-style fare. More importantely,why the fuck would you order cafeteria sushi?

Cafeterias should not try to do ethnic food; they will never get it right.

Me? If I were awarded the contract, I'd just stick to quickly assembled stuff with quality ingredients.

Example; Ham and Cheese sandwich with real ham, real cheese on a real fresh baguette, good mustard and stuff on the side. Quality ingredients over breadth and complexity.

Short of that, just open the kitchen to the students and tell them they're on the hook for breaking anything or making anyone sick.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 21, 2015 11:36 PM (9YDUz)

138 Last thread, innocence only goes so far.

Posted by: Ralph at December 21, 2015 11:36 PM (zdltJ)

139 McDonnell Douglas (mostly Douglas) DC-X demonstrated VTVL over 20 yesrs ago.

Posted by: Baldr at December 21, 2015 11:37 PM (brIR5)

140 Romantic love is a lie. Let feminism and a hundred cats keep you warm in your old age.

Posted by: simplemind at December 21, 2015 11:38 PM (BTnAK)

141 Hell, give the cook staff Sunday off and the students could cook the Sunday dinners as fundraisers for the all the commie clubs what hate capitalism.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 21, 2015 11:38 PM (9YDUz)

142 OneEyedJack at December 21, 2015 11:12 PM (kKHcp)

There was a Two Ronnies Christmas Special that used a 'beneath the mistletoe' joke similar like ...

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at December 21, 2015 11:38 PM (oZKRQ)

143 Did someone say "mystery meat"??

LOL. When I was in 8th grade, 1979-1980, I had a *huge* crush on my then-quite-young math teacher, Ms. Suzanne Takayama.

Well, at one point in the semester, she was replaced by a sub for a week, who said he didn't know whether she was sick, on vacation, whatever.

Then later that week, I was standing in line at the cafeteria where I heard we were trying something new, never prepared before at Hoover Junior High School:

Chicken Teriyaki.

OMG. I had an active imagination then, and let's just say I was quite relieved when Ms. Takayama herself was back the following Monday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:38 PM (ntObR)

144 Re: Oberlin, quick/easy fix:

Award food contract to Chipotle....

Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:38 PM (1brdf)

145 When did he disappear? I was not aware.
Or maybe turn your sarcasm meter on?
Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:28 PM (C3E0x)

How about you not be an asshole?


Posted by: Maetenloch at December 21, 2015 11:30 PM (wqVD1)

I'm not trying to be an asshole. An answer to question #1 would have been nice, but I went back and answered it myself. Question 2 was a bit facetious, but is that not allowed now?

That also led to another question, but would hate to be banned for being an "asshole." Which, by the way, I have never used on chemjeff.

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:39 PM (C3E0x)

146 Doug Gottlieb is a criminal. He was convicted of theft back in 1996 for stealing credit cards from his friends at Notre Dame and running up charges. He was charged with felony theft and eventually plead guilty. Can he even legally own a gun? Also, why would I take advice from a criminal?

http://tinyurl.com/yl698tf

Posted by: Witchfinder at December 21, 2015 11:39 PM (MsFCE)

147 When I graduate high school, I want to go to Oberlin!

Posted by: Said no one in Ohio ever at December 21, 2015 11:39 PM (zt+N6)

148 12 Posts of Christmas, 2015 (Day 9)

The real reason to be nice for Santa

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10621

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 21, 2015 11:39 PM (Z8xbi)

149 Posted by: Tuna at December 21, 2015 11:30 PM (JSovD)

It is, isn't it?

We have an annotated version of it with the original illustrations. I learned a lot from the notes. That is one of things that I don't know that a Kindle could reproduce-the illustrations. Anyway, it's one of our family book "treasures"although not old. or worth much money, i expect.

I wonder what other dead tree book treasuress horedites have?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 21, 2015 11:39 PM (qES5k)

150 If people can't poke a little fun at someone or some incident without the chilling hand reaching for the Hammer, then we've lost something that we'll never get back.

Everyone should lighten up a bit.

Not all comments are meant to be taken as serious slams at someone and not any comments should be serious slams at anyone.

Just sayin' not trying to start something. I just wonder what I might say accidentally that gets me the spotlight.

And that's chilling to spontaneity which is something that I've always admired about the HQ.

And WE can't tell if someone's lurking or gone.

*stands over in the corner with a lightning rod*

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:40 PM (Xo1Rt)

151 Balder

Frack.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 21, 2015 11:41 PM (brIR5)

152 Blano, I took that as a joke. I didn't mean any harm. Sorry Chemjeff.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:33 PM (BHl9S)

It WAS a joke. My interactions with chemjeff have been pleasant. I've never said anything bad about him.

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:41 PM (C3E0x)

153 139 McDonnell Douglas (mostly Douglas) DC-X demonstrated VTVL over 20 yesrs ago.
Posted by: Baldr at December 21, 2015 11:37 PM (brIR5)


It was not the return of a first stage from an orbital launch. This has never been done before.

Posted by: rickl at December 21, 2015 11:41 PM (sdi6R)

154 "Gallup Confirms Democrats Getting More Leftist"

When one gets all their talking points from the NYT and the New Yorker, leftist is the only direction one can go.

Sit in with a bunch of "academics" and any and all political discussion is comprised of value signaling and NYT-derived talking points.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 21, 2015 11:41 PM (wZ2hu)

155 Sorry, but Ms. Colombia is skeletal and looks like she stuffed a hamster down the front of her bathing suit bottom.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:24 PM (QWtgr)


Is this an appropriate time to say "You know how we know you're gay?"


Which is actually a funny comment, because I've only been with one lady that skeletal before, and I still get creeped out a little thinking of those bones rattlin' together. Still, I didn't stop, so I guess I get to keep my man card.

[[[Shudder]]]

Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:41 PM (QWtgr)

156 Mates the boss here, but I suggest we leave the muzzie bullshit downstairs

Maet has a ton of interesting stuff to talk about. And if that's not enough. I still haven't figure out what I want to buy for a riffle. Thinking new .22 bit others have been suggested

Those 2 chicks on stage yeah I would take them Both on. Didn't know you could end a 30+ year relationship in 10 seconds

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (voOPb)

157 If you want to see what a schmuck gottlieb is wiki him and see what he got thrown out of Notre dame for . . .

Posted by: simplemind at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (BTnAK)

158 People like chemjeff keep us all honest. He's one of the reasons why AoS isn't a cesspool of groupthink.

Well, I mean, it's a cesspool, but it's OUR kind of cesspool.

You know, not a bad cesspool. A good cesspool.

Okay, bad analogy.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (s5o+q)

159 Re: Oberlin, quick/easy fix:

Award food contract to Chipotle....
Posted by: speedster1


They could supply the E.coli and nanu nanu virus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (FkBIv)

160 Sigh.

Okay, I admit it. This turns me on.

http://tinyurl.com/opk6eft

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (ntObR)

161 Fear the hammer.

Posted by: Cottonwood Kulak at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (zdltJ)

162 Fapplebees and Hello Kitty jokes are out?

Fapplebees and Hello kitty jokes are out?!?!

Posted by: CNN at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (H9MG5)

163 Me? If I were awarded the contract, I'd just stick to quickly assembled stuff with quality ingredients.


Me? I'd plump for kibble. Fuck 'em. They'll complain regardless.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 21, 2015 11:42 PM (oKE6c)

164 "Mystery Meat" was a finals week special, using up all the shiite they had left, pulverizing it to a fine grind and mixing in tons of garlic so you couldn't tell what it once was. Pretty funny one year when we got served up mystery meat the school paper had an article on prisoners suing the prison for mystery meat being cruel and unusual punishment.


"Others were up in arms over banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with
coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables, and on ciabatta bread, rather
than the traditional French baguette."

I actually don't blame the complaint there - I have had a tried those at various Vietnamese restaurants in Honolulu, totally unexpected and excellent - weird veggies tasting like they were pickled in perfume and bread so crusty it could smash a century old bagel. Tried every Vietnamese restaurant that had them in the mainland and sorely disappointed...
If the real deal is what they had in Honolulu I'd take some ethnic pride in asking that the cafeteria version be renamed or at least show them how to do it right.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 21, 2015 11:43 PM (T78UI)

165 21 That Baker Street riff gets on my nerves. It's pretty monotonous.

It is a much better guitar riff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO1qcWa6blQ

Posted by: bill-o at December 21, 2015 11:43 PM (AWwDY)

166 139
McDonnell Douglas (mostly Douglas) DC-X demonstrated VTVL over 20 yesrs ago.

Posted by: Baldr at December 21, 2015 11:37 PM (brIR5)
--------That's true. But technology has improved drastically over the last twenty years. What's remarkable is that not only did they recover the first stage booster, but that booster put a complex satellite package into orbit at the same time.DC-X was visionary. SpaceX just made it practical.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 21, 2015 11:43 PM (9iR5/)

167 The Boeing plant, formerly McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, CA, is now a Mercedes-Benz plant. They did agree to keep their classic/iconic "Fly DC Jets" neon sign on the roof of the factory, however.

Just thought folks here would want to know.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:43 PM (ntObR)

168 160 steve

What, no pool? :-)

Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:43 PM (1brdf)

169 I dare those special snowflakes of Oberlin go to China and try to order General Tso's Chicken.

Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (zt+N6)

170 World View: Taiwan May Reverse South China Sea Policy and Oppose China
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Fortunately for Taiwan they can be sure the US has their backs...

oh...

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (ZbV+0)

171 I was thinking that maybe chemjeff could be a "project."

Last week peeps here were talking about how Ace once thought as CJ did, but as time has gone by has finally come around to a more realistic "reality." Maybe CJ is Ace Jr. in that regard.

Plus he seems to carry himself pretty well even when carrying on multiple conversatiions with disagreers. Probably better than I could.

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (C3E0x)

172 And to me (I always thought) personal attacks are where you start calling people names or cursing at them because you disagree with what they say.

Not making mock of what they say or what they seem to champion.

I've always thought that was fair game.

No name calling or curses = no no

Making fun of their ideas or their attachment to them or their propensity to drag certain topics into a thread regardless.

Am I wrong? Are we redefining (again) blog policy?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (Xo1Rt)

173 speedster, I'm sure that's coming soon. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (ntObR)

174 Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:40 PM (Xo1Rt)


Good points, all.

I'm not a believer at all in The Banhammer. I do get tired of the personal attacks, though. Pretty much everyone on here is of above average intelligence and thoughtfulness and respect given is respect received.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:45 PM (QWtgr)

175 I'm not sure I can watch the SpaceX video until I get assurances that no one n the video is wearing a terrible, no-good, womyn-hating shirt.

Posted by: @votermom at December 21, 2015 11:45 PM (cbfNE)

176 144 Re: Oberlin, quick/easy fix:

Award food contract to Chipotle....
Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:38 PM (1brdf)


That school will have all of their students shitting blood by Friday.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 21, 2015 11:46 PM (Z7G74)

177 Blano, I'd like to think he would have found it funny as well. I detected no malice.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 21, 2015 11:46 PM (BHl9S)

178 Because #Science! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679016087338541056

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679016232960569348

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679016352343007233

Posted by: kbdabear at December 21, 2015 11:46 PM (GrXXa)

179 They'd complain about Chipotle's cultural appropriation of white liberals idea of what Mexican food is.

Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

180 Because #Science! ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679016506085253121

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679016653049503744

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/679016794682695684

Posted by: kbdabear at December 21, 2015 11:47 PM (GrXXa)

181 btw, to the idiotic student at Oberlin bitching about the General Tso's, um, they should know this "Chinese" dish was made for Americans. "Authentic" General Tso's should be spicy and not-deep fried.

*I only know this because my lab-mate watched some documentary on General Tso's; he spent about a week telling me all the details and informing the local Chinese buffet staff about it too.*

Posted by: Thrawn at December 21, 2015 11:47 PM (wZ2hu)

182 How about Miss Columbia and Miss Philipines decide the winner with a pillow fight?

Posted by: eman at December 21, 2015 11:47 PM (MQEz6)

183 Placemats of Social Justice

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10724

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (Z8xbi)

184 174 sharkman

> Pretty much everyone on here is of above average intelligence

ISWYDT

- Garrison Keillor

Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (1brdf)

185 149
I have an ebook with the original illustrations too. As I was reading I would picture Scrooge looking like Alistair Sim or George C. Scott depending on the scene.

Posted by: Tuna at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (JSovD)

186 @140 simplemind, king size bed with 3 setters to keep us warm. My wife spits at feminism

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (voOPb)

187 And of course kbdabear never argues with anyone and just brings the goodies every single night.

Thanks!

Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (QWtgr)

188 Miss Columbia has some resemblance to her fellow Columbian Sofia Vergara

That just isn't fair to the other contestants

Posted by: kbdabear at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (GrXXa)

189 Am I wrong? Are we redefining (again) blog policy?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (Xo1Rt)


Internet Posting 101:

Rule 1: Do Not Piss Off The Barkeepers (moderators) For They Are Subtle And Quick To Anger (or something like that).

Rule 2: If you manage to piss off a barkeeper, apologize quickly, profusely, and without reservation.

Rule 3: Barkeepers really do try very hard to NOT get pissed off by all you bozo anonymous posters. If you piss them off, you are very, very, very probably in the wrong. In which case, see Rule 2.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (s5o+q)

190 who ever came up with 'cultural appropriation' was a dumb mutha fucka


everyone 'appropriates', it is called learning.

Posted by: Jake at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (QelBn)

191 I'm not trying to be an asshole. An answer to question #1 would have been nice, but I went back and answered it myself. Question 2 was a bit facetious, but is that not allowed now?
That also led to another question, but would hate to be banned for being an "asshole." Which, by the way, I have never used on chemjeff.
Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:39 PM (C3E0x)


Okay I may have misinterpreted your comment and read asshole intent into it that wasn't present. It's hard because we do have assholes around and sometimes it get tricky to distinguish between facetiousness and straight up direct assholery.

So um never mind. Citizens, you may continue about your business as usual.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (wqVD1)

192 And I dislike Baker Street. Lot's of bad stuff happened to me that year. Total destruction of my job, my gf, my life etc.

Which is a shame cause it's a really good song but too many bad things associated.

I can't even think of the song without being transported back there to where everything was crumbling around me and I eventually had to move and start all over and it was 10 years before I got back to about the same level of sanity and satisfaction again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (Xo1Rt)

193 Greatest sax riff?
That one is fine and all, but for greatest, I'd probably have to go with something by Cornelius Bumpus.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (mUsVF)

194 If you can't make jokes about the Hello Kitty personal massage, there is always Mokona.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/selection-du-weekend-171-43.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (nGyiN)

195 Ashley a fine PPV event I would pay to see that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (voOPb)

196 I dare those special snowflakes of Oberlin go to China and try to order General Tso's Chicken.
Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (zt+N6)

****

Well, it is credited as being invented in NYC in the 70s, so yeah, unless Panda Express is now operating in China now, probably not gonna see it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (YLidQ)

197 131 Maybe it's just me, having been a regular around this blog since 2005, and never having had the propensity to talk shit to anyone but acknowledged long-term trolls, but I sorta think that newbies ought to refrain from personal attacks on commenters like Chemjeff who've been around here for a longtime and are generally very thoughtful.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:35 PM (QWtgr)

How about we modify that to say "refrain from personal attacks on commenters."

I don't think it matters how long someone has been here.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (AkOaV)

198 (And yes, Rule 1 and Rule 3 are somewhat contradictory. You're dealing with human beings, not computers, or Vulcans. Don't expect perfect logic.)

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (s5o+q)

199 Speedster1:

G-d, but Garrison Keillor is just about the most pretentious douche in history. NPR is the only reason anyone's ever heard his name.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:50 PM (QWtgr)

200 OMG, I thought I caught it early. Oh well, I'll go back and read.
Posted by: Farmer at December 21, 2015 11:03 PM (o/90i)

I keep getting stuck on Ms. Colombia.
Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:05 PM

Yep, that did happen. Now I need to make sure the real life woman in my life is OK. She's on day 4 of some illness.

Posted by: Farmer at December 21, 2015 11:50 PM (o/90i)

201 179 They'd complain about Chipotle's cultural appropriation of white liberals idea of what Mexican food is.
Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

I'm getting a kick out of Snowflakes bashing large food corporations by defending a large restaurant corporation.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 21, 2015 11:50 PM (GrXXa)

202 Okay I may have misinterpreted your comment and read asshole intent into it that wasn't present. It's hard because we do have assholes around and sometimes it get tricky to distinguish between facetiousness and straight up direct assholery.

So um never mind. Citizens, you may continue about your business as usual.


Posted by: Maetenloch at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (wqVD1)

No problemo, we're good. I appreciate your nightly efforts too.

Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:50 PM (C3E0x)

203 The Oberlin students should ask for authentic California roll.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 21, 2015 11:50 PM (oKE6c)

204 Question, how do you know someone is a vegan?



Answer, they will tell you within 7 minutes of meeting them....

Posted by: Jake at December 21, 2015 11:51 PM (QelBn)

205 164 "Mystery Meat" was a finals week special, using up all the shiite they had left, pulverizing it to a fine grind and mixing in tons of garlic so you couldn't tell what it once was. Pretty funny one year when we got served up mystery meat the school paper had an article on prisoners suing the prison for mystery meat being cruel and unusual punishment.


"Others were up in arms over banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with
coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables, and on ciabatta bread, rather
than the traditional French baguette."

I actually don't blame the complaint there - I have had a tried those at various Vietnamese restaurants in Honolulu, totally unexpected and excellent - weird veggies tasting like they were pickled in perfume and bread so crusty it could smash a century old bagel. Tried every Vietnamese restaurant that had them in the mainland and sorely disappointed...
If the real deal is what they had in Honolulu I'd take some ethnic pride in asking that the cafeteria version be renamed or at least show them how to do it right.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 21, 2015 11:43 PM (T78UI)


Senior year of school, we had a couple of 15 inch snowfalls a couple of days apart. Being 10 miles outside of the middle of nowhere, the food trucks were a little delayed in restocking the cafeteria's supplies. By the end of the week, they were just putting whatever they had out and telling us to enjoy.

Most of us got into 4 wheel drives and drove into town and got beer and burritos at the local convenience store, and then went and got "stranded" in the women's dorms at Longwood U.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 21, 2015 11:51 PM (Z7G74)

206 who ever came up with 'cultural appropriation' was a dumb mutha fucka


everyone 'appropriates', it is called learning.

Posted by: Jake


Hey, I'll stop appropriating whatever invented cultural artifact they want right after they stop appropriating English.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 21, 2015 11:51 PM (9YDUz)

207 I was thinking that maybe chemjeff could be a "project."

Last week peeps here were talking about how Ace once thought as CJ did, but as time has gone by has finally come around to a more realistic "reality." Maybe CJ is Ace Jr. in that regard.

Plus he seems to carry himself pretty well even when carrying on multiple conversatiions with disagreers. Probably better than I could.
Posted by: Blano at December 21, 2015 11:44 PM (C3E0x)

ChemJeff has been around for a long time

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 11:51 PM (AkOaV)

208 197 HP

> I don't think it matters how long someone has been here.

GMTA

Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:51 PM (1brdf)

209 Bitter Clinger, can understand.

Anybody here ever hear or like that song by Train, "Hey Soul Sister"?? It's not such a bad song... but it was ruined for me, because right at the time it was a huge hit, I was getting railroaded out of my last job and was basically convinced I was the World's Biggest Loser.

Thankfully things are better now, but the connotation in my mind between that song and feelings of loserdom... well, they'll always be there for me, right or wrong.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (ntObR)

210 G-d, but Garrison Keillor is just about the most pretentious douche in history. NPR is the only reason anyone's ever heard his name.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 21, 2015 11:50 PM (QWtgr)


Keillor has competition for Most Pretentious Douche In History?

Wow.

Other contenders?

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (s5o+q)

211 Or is that Mokona?

For Hat
http://www.e2046.com/product/23721

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (nGyiN)

212 Yay Maet thre his arms and said F it. Fun tonite & yoko tomorrow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (voOPb)

213 And I don't mind playing by the rules. If I did, I'd leave.

I just want to know what the rules are.

And since Ace put that policy notice in the sidebar (which I see isn't a sticky anymore) I've been curious exactly what was meant.

In the absence of a definitive definition (heh) I resorted to what I thought he meant (always a dangerous thing to do).

And I came up with my main ones that I listed above.

Being snarky about someone's favorite rant or style was not on my list. If that is the rule, then things are going to be very dull around here.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (Xo1Rt)

214 everyone 'appropriates', it is called learning.
---
duh-uh

leftists don't like anyone learning things.

Posted by: Methos at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (ZbV+0)

215 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 21, 2015 11:51 PM (Z7G74)

longwood?

you go to school down the street from there? at a college without chicks?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (AkOaV)

216 That's why I find this 'cultural appropriation' funny.

Go ahead, order genuine Chinese.

Where's the meat?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 21, 2015 11:53 PM (hlMPp)

217 199 sharkman

Agreed, just couldn't resist :-)

Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:53 PM (1brdf)

218 Happy Winter Solstice Horde! Break out the mead and the dancing girls! Let's party like it's 1999!

Posted by: Old Blue at December 21, 2015 11:53 PM (9iR5/)

219 everyone 'appropriates', it is called learning.

Posted by: Jake at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (QelBn)

Without "cultural appropriation", society stagnates.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 21, 2015 11:53 PM (wZ2hu)

220 As in so many other things, that NYT piece is factually incorrect. Booth did not use a revolver/

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 21, 2015 11:53 PM (Kucy5)

221 Stagnation is a feature in Socialist social planning.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 21, 2015 11:53 PM (nGyiN)

222 204 Question, how do you know someone is a vegan?



Answer, they will tell you within 7 minutes of meeting them....

Posted by: Jake at December 21, 2015 11:51 PM (QelBn)



A vegan, a cross-fitter, and an atheist walk into a bar...

Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (zt+N6)

223 Pretty sure that most food we think of as Chinese here in the states really isn't Chinese at all, just American food with some spices and sauces generally associated with China. It's still good though, and those cheap Chinese places give you tons of food for a small price.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (iwLCN)

224 - Garrison Keillor
Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (1brdf)


Yeah. Stole it from my slow typin hands.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (kKHcp)

225 With a quarter of the world's population, 55 recognized minority groups, a bazillion languages - please smarty-pants Oberlin students, define for us "Chinese" food.

And fucking cook it yourselves.

Posted by: t-bird at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (J3phO)

226 Hopefully a fustercluck like Pearl Harbor Day has been averted.

Neil Grassy Chicken (is that too obscure?) got almost everything wrong in his attack on Star Wars today. Firstly, yes, Wookies live an awful long time (several hundred years), as fans know.

Secondly, the prop he said would never work was an actual physical prop that actually did work, which he would have known if he had checked.

As to his understanding of the physics of draining and storing the energy of a star, neither I nor he have the slightest damned idea of how that would work, and the film-maker's stupid wild-ass-guess is at least as good as his.

I've come to hate dumb arrogant douchebags so much I can barely stand the internet at all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (bLnSU)

227 > Pretty much everyone on here is of above average intelligence

ISWYDT

I don't get it.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (DLIIY)

228 Here is a great time-lapse photo, the first ever of its kind, showing the launch and landing tonight.

https://tinyurl.com/p6k2cpb

Posted by: rickl at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

229 Being snarky about someone's favorite rant or style was not on my list. If that is the rule, then things are going to be very dull around here.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (Xo1Rt)


Or, do what I do and just go into pedant mode.

(embarrassed grin)

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (s5o+q)

230 As I have commented amongst friends, "Only in America can we take someone's cuisine and improve it tremendously."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (nGyiN)

231 188 Miss Columbia has some resemblance to her fellow Columbian Sofia Vergara

--

yup. they could pass as sisters

btw did anypne catch Miss USA's answer? sounds like an sjw - glad she lost

Posted by: @votermom at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (cbfNE)

232 Posted by: Tuna at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (JSovD

Alistar Sim is my very favorite! and I like it better in black and white It was like a family tradition for spouse to see that every year and we watch it too. Haven't done it yet, though We've watched it so much spouse says the lines before they happen. 27 years of this and sometimes it gets get a little wearying but it amuses FS and no doubt, I have any number of obsessive traditions that annoy FS.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (qES5k)

233 223 Pretty sure that most food we think of as Chinese here in the states really isn't Chinese at all, just American food with some spices and sauces generally associated with China. It's still good though, and those cheap Chinese places give you tons of food for a small price.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (iwLCN)



Joke with a friend from college when we would got to the Chinese takeout at the food court. "Mmmmmm. Good cat."

Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (zt+N6)

234 Bitter I can not launch personal attacks on you because of a difference in a opinion.


For empxample you are a cheap mutherfucker cuz t
You don't want to pay taxes. Mis Hum you are dick face weasel for backing Cruz. That's what was meant. Also no personal attacks if that person isn't in the thread. Hope that helps

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (voOPb)

235 224 OEJ

Heh :-)

Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (1brdf)

236 181 btw, to the idiotic student at Oberlin bitching about the General Tso's, um, they should know this "Chinese" dish was made for Americans. "Authentic" General Tso's should be spicy and not-deep fried.

Fuchsia Dunlop has a thorough history of the dish in her Hunan cookbook. The dish was invented by Peng Chang-Kuei. He invented the dish at his restaurant in Taiwan, though he later created a different, less interesting version for the U.S.

From the recipe, which Dunlop learned in his restaurant kitchen: "Add the chicken and deep-fry until it is crisp and golden."

Posted by: Splunge at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)

237 I don't get it.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (DLIIY)

*****

Check out what an average IQ is.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (YLidQ)

238 Anybody here ever hear or like that song by Train, "Hey Soul Sister"??

I loved the song until hearing it used for every single commercial for 18 months or so. Strangely enough, that overdid it for me.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (kXoT0)

239 What they need to do is give Miss Colombia all of Steve Harvey's salary he was supposed to get for the gig.

If Trump were still running it, I'm sure he'd make it up to her big time. Now Melania might not approve of how he'd like to make it up to her, but either way, she'd be well taken care of.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 21, 2015 11:57 PM (dvuhZ)

240 I've always loved cafeteria food. Hospitals, high school, college, campfire, army base, it's all good. One question, what culture was sht on a shingle appropriated from? Those guys rock.

Posted by: Sanfranpsycho at December 21, 2015 11:57 PM (Vv/Pc)

241 Go ahead, order genuine Chinese.


And prepare to be disappointed; Chinese food in America is much better than anything I had in China. (Although I did get a bit partial to the paddy eels. Seriously).


Same thing with pizza in Italy. Think cardboard smeared with tomato paste.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 21, 2015 11:57 PM (oKE6c)

242 227 andy

You made me laugh out loud.

Thank you!

Posted by: speedster1 at December 21, 2015 11:58 PM (1brdf)

243 225 With a quarter of the world's population, 55 recognized minority groups, a bazillion languages - please smarty-pants Oberlin students, define for us "Chinese" food.

And fucking cook it yourselves.
Posted by: t-bird at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (J3phO)


I saw a story a while back about a couple of guys who opened an American-style Chinese restaurant in China.

The younger Chinese were okay with it. The older Chinese hated it with a purple passion.

American "Chinese" food \+ Chinese Chinese food.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:58 PM (s5o+q)

244 Joke with a friend from college when we would got to the Chinese takeout at the food court. "Mmmmmm. Good cat."
Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (zt+N6)


I always used to joke that my favorite Chinese dish was mu gu guy puppy.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:59 PM (s5o+q)

245 @230 Anna msg yummy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 21, 2015 11:59 PM (voOPb)

246 Sherry, for me the songs that have been overused to death:

- "Oh Yeah" by Yello
- "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown
- "California Soul" by ??? (female singer, late 1960s, used to death by GM for their car commercials)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (ntObR)

247 Secondly, the prop he said would never work was an actual physical prop
that actually did work, which he would have known if he had checked.
---
I seem to recall it was a pretty big deal when they had it on stage at a convention this summer.

And I thought they were selling a remote control version of it as a toy (it was mentioned on FBN the day tickets went on sale).

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (ZbV+0)

248 the good authentic Chinese food is the dimsum and the various steamed rolls.

Posted by: @votermom at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (cbfNE)

249 236 181 btw, to the idiotic student at Oberlin bitching about the General Tso's, um, they should know this "Chinese" dish was made for Americans. "Authentic" General Tso's should be spicy and not-deep fried.

Fuchsia Dunlop has a thorough history of the dish in her Hunan cookbook. The dish was invented by Peng Chang-Kuei. He invented the dish at his restaurant in Taiwan, though he later created a different, less interesting version for the U.S.

From the recipe, which Dunlop learned in his restaurant kitchen: "Add the chicken and deep-fry until it is crisp and golden."

Posted by: Splunge at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)



I have her Sichuan and Hunan cookbooks, and Bar-Shu in London is my favorite Chinese restaurant.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (EzgxV)

250 Check out what an average IQ is.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (YLidQ)

Reminds me of the Carlin skit where he was bitching about his fellow man.

"Think how stupid the average man is! And then remember, half the people are even dumber!"

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (kKHcp)

251 Without "cultural appropriation", society stagnates.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 21, 2015 11:53 PM (wZ2hu)


More than that. Societies without cultural appropriation have existed before. Certain phrases come to mind. Like "separate but equal", and Apartheid.

So their whole diversity thing is that everyone's supposed to act like the stereotype of their culture with no deviation and no sharing allowed.

How the fuck is that not the worst kind of racism?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (HalrA)

252 Joke with a friend from college when we would got to the Chinese takeout at the food court. "Mmmmmm. Good cat."

Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (zt+N6)


When I was in grad school we used to go to a Chinese restaurant a block away from the campus. As we approached the restaurant for lunch, a friend of mine, seeing a stray dog, threw his arms up and yelled, "Run away, doggy! Run away! Before you become tonight's entree!"
The proprietors were not amused.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (oKE6c)

253 Check out what an average IQ is.
Huh?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (DLIIY)

254 I, Sherry McEvil, do hereby swear and testify, that should I ever find myself giving the least tiniest little good gosh dayum about anything the Super Judgmental Weasels choose to take up as their next cause de l'heurre, that I will promptly take to strong drink and men of loose character to get me through the crisis.

Attention Horde, I may have to call for volunteers to fill the men quotient of mine oath. So just remember that you were warned.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (kXoT0)

255 Pretty sure that most food we think of as Chinese here in the states really isn't Chinese at all, just American food with some spices and sauces generally associated with China. It's still good though, and those cheap Chinese places give you tons of food for a small price.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (iwLCN)

As I was told, as I'm sure others have said as well, the best way to rate a Chinese place is by how many Chinese people are actually eating there.

Back in my real estate days I used to meet fellow types at General Tso's in Columbus, Ohio and there was plenty of Asian types there every time we went.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (C3E0x)

256 If you can't make jokes about the Hello Kitty personal massage, there is always Mokona.



http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/selection-du-weekend-171-43.jpg


Posted by: Anna Puma at December 21, 2015 11:49 PM (nGyiN)



Want to make a contract?

Posted by: /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\ at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (Z8xbi)

257 Also, cultural appropriation is also known as "diversity." The champions of diversity hate diversity, because, umm, err...

Actually, complaining about cultural appropriation is basically saying that people are only allowed certain activities based on their ethnicity, which is pretty much gutter racism any way you look at it.

If you complain about cultural appropriation, you *are* a racist. Sorry if that pains you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (bLnSU)

258 test

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (Z8xbi)

259 Reminds me of the Carlin skit where he was bitching about his fellow man.

"Think how stupid the average man is! And then remember, half the people are even dumber!"
Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (kKHcp)


Obama voters.

Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (s5o+q)

260 kbdabear does it again with Science! There's a bartender at the bowling alley we bowl at on Tuesday nights that has some very pointy elbows and the naughty librarian glasses. It's probably a good thing that I'm married and not in my mid thirties anymore, because I would make sure I bowled there every night she was working.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (9iR5/)

261 Attention Horde, I may have to call for volunteers to fill the men quotient of mine oath. So just remember that you were warned.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (kXoT0)

Line starts behind me.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (C3E0x)

262 You made me laugh out loud.
Thank you!

Huh?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (DLIIY)

263 Merovign, some people just can't accept Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a good popcorn movie. It is bad enough when the nerds start nerf-herding on the Kessel run - "It was twelve parsecs!" - but when the Soviet Justice Wankers and the anti-Soviet Justice Wankers start weighing in; as Pogo aptly put it - "We have met the enemy and he is us."

I was asked after watching the new movie what I knew about Rogue One by another movie goer. I thusly replied, "I try not to pay attention to fandom because that causes aggravation which leads to anger and then to the Dark Side."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (nGyiN)

264 Reminds me of the Carlin skit where he was bitching about his fellow man.

"Think how stupid the average man is! And then remember, half the people are even dumber!"
Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (kKHcp)

****

Yep. This.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (YLidQ)

265 Joke with a friend from college when we would got to the Chinese takeout at the food court. "Mmmmmm. Good cat."

Posted by: buzzion at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (zt+N6)


Another friend, when we ate at the same place (we were regulars), used to ask in a loud voice why there were so many dog collars out in the alley.
Yeah, my friends are assholes. Of course, they say the same thing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (oKE6c)

266 >>>Pretty sure that most food we think of as Chinese
here in the states really isn't Chinese at all, just American food with
some spices and sauces generally associated with China. It's still good
though, and those cheap Chinese places give you tons of food for a small
price.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 21, 2015 11:54 PM (iwLCN)<<<

**looks at "Chinese Turkey"**
Yes. It's beautiful. It really is. But it's smiling as me.

Posted by: Mr. Parker (from A Christmas Story) at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (H9MG5)

267 233 buzzion

> good cat

Or lamb? :-)

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (1brdf)

268 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 21, 2015 11:57 PM (oKE6c)



Let's make it a tourism motto. America: We steal your culinary ideas and make them delicious.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (HalrA)

269 Baker Street? What about Yakkity Sax?

Posted by: Benny Hillbilly at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (FkBIv)

270
the good authentic Chinese food is the dimsum and the various steamed rolls.

Posted by: @votermom at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (cbfNE)

+++++++++++++++++++
Mmmm. Chicken foot dim sum.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (T78UI)

271 Attention Horde, I may have to call for volunteers to fill the men quotient of mine oath. So just remember that you were warned.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (kXoT0)


Wait, what?

Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:03 AM (s5o+q)

272 259 Reminds me of the Carlin skit where he was bitching about his fellow man.

"Think how stupid the average man is! And then remember, half the people are even dumber!"

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (kKHcp)
Obama voters.

Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (s5o+q)



It's why they're called "leftists." It's a reference to the bell curve.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:03 AM (oKE6c)

273 257 Also, cultural appropriation is also known as "diversity." The champions of diversity hate diversity, because, umm, err...

Actually, complaining about cultural appropriation is basically saying that people are only allowed certain activities based on their ethnicity, which is pretty much gutter racism any way you look at it.

If you complain about cultural appropriation, you *are* a racist. Sorry if that pains you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (bLnSU)


They would of course argue that its only white people that aren't allowed to do cultural appropriation so they aren't racist.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 12:04 AM (zt+N6)

274 Cultures are constantly changing. They change by absorbing things from other cultures and by inventing new things on their own.

These college kids are just a bunch of spoiled dullards who should be given no heed at all.


Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 12:05 AM (MQEz6)

275 262 andy

> I don't get it

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:05 AM (1brdf)

276 Let's make it a tourism motto. America: We steal your culinary ideas and make them delicious.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (HalrA)


Great idea. Capitalism: we take your nascent idea, and make it popular and profitable.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:05 AM (oKE6c)

277 139
McDonnell Douglas (mostly Douglas) DC-X demonstrated VTVL over 20 yesrs ago.

Did it launch 11 satellites while doing so?

Didn't think so.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 22, 2015 12:05 AM (o78gS)

278 A vegan, a cross-fitter, and an atheist walk into a bar...

..........................

vegan will pop off first, orthorexia and all


Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:05 AM (QelBn)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:05 AM (DLIIY)

280 Whenever one of the little off campus eateries was closed by the health department we always imagined it was a "kitty on the chopping block" violation.

Posted by: Tuna at December 22, 2015 12:06 AM (JSovD)

281 This is my chicken foot story. Almost overtime we go to the supermarket and we pass the packages chicken feet in the poultry section spouse says "How about some chicken feet?." We have never, ever had this. it's a joke. I finally said "One evening I'm going to hand you a plate of chicken feet and then what will you say?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:06 AM (qES5k)

282 TPH, I think I will pass on the contract. Unless it's a ticket to the planet where Eris from Cat Planet Cuties comes from.

Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:07 AM (nGyiN)

283 Attention Horde, I may have to call for volunteers to fill the men quotient of mine oath. So just remember that you were warned.



Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:01 AM (kXoT0)



Line starts behind me.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (C3E0x)

Wait, wait, let me face the peril!!

Posted by: Gallahad sockpuppet at December 22, 2015 12:07 AM (ZbV+0)

284 They would of course argue that its only white people that aren't allowed to do cultural appropriation so they aren't racist.
Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 12:04 AM (zt+N6)


Well, because racism is all about power, it stands to reason that only white people can be racist.

Now, how that can still apply with a (half-)black President, a sequence of black Attorneys-General, etc., etc. I haven't totally grokked, but that may just be because I'm a white male of privilege and don't understand how being powerless in a lawless country ruled by thuggish gangs actually places me in a position of ultimate authority.

Or something.

Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:07 AM (s5o+q)

285 My husband has Chinese customers in LA. He goes to their Christmas party. They put all the white people at the same table. One of the dishes had duck bills in it? I'm so glad I didn't have to attend.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 22, 2015 12:07 AM (BHl9S)

286 Check out what an average IQ is.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 21, 2015 11:56 PM (YLidQ)


We need a Federal program to raise the average IQ. A few billion should do it. Send it to me, Jay Guevara, and I'll see to it that it gets to where it'll really be appreciated.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:08 AM (oKE6c)

287 so who is determining what is authentic chinese food? more than half of china is eating a bowl of rice with a splash of some sauce.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:08 AM (vb33c)

288 Fenelon, thete ate chicken feet in your grocery?

I don't think there are any in ours.
Lots of ox tail, tripe, and other Latino type ingredients though.

Posted by: @votermom at December 22, 2015 12:08 AM (cbfNE)

289 Overlaneckids get gift cards for Chinese buffet places

Problem solved

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (voOPb)

290 262 andy

> I don't get it

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:05 AM (1brdf)

Me either.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (C3E0x)

291 Average IQ is normalized at 100. That is, whatever the average is on intelligence tests, that is defined to be 100, with one standard deviation defined as 15 points. And they have to keep upping it ever so often. We're getting slowly "smarter" at least as defined by IQ tests, at a clip of about 3 points per decade.

Under today's standard, fully 1/4 of Americans back in 1930 would score below 80, being "idiots", really (but we don't use that term anymore, not politically correct).

Now, whether or not we're actually getting smarter, or just getting better at taking IQ tests, is a big controversy. Nutrition probably has a lot to do with it. Iodized salt may be responsible for 10 points in IQ rise, according to something I read.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (dvuhZ)

292 I finally said "One evening I'm going to hand you a plate of chicken feet and then what will you say?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:06 AM (qES5k)


"Tastes like chicken!"

Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (s5o+q)

293 The interesting thing about "diversity" and "cultural appropriation" is that it only goes one way in the West.

Against Whites. Only white folks are chastised for appropriating, and only white folks are force-fed the beauty of diversity.

It is an attempt, so far successful, to diminish lives by external pressure.

/raises shield against accusations of racism

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (kKHcp)

294 Alistar Sim is my very favorite! and I like it better in black and white It was like a family tradition for spouse to see that every year and we watch it too. Haven't done it yet, though We've watched it so much spouse says the lines before they happen. 27 years of this and sometimes it gets get a little wearying but it amuses FS and no doubt, I have any number of obsessive traditions that annoy FS.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 21, 2015 11:55 PM (qES5k)


The Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol is also my favorite. Significant portions of it are lifted verbatim from Dickens' original text. They did re-write a few sections in order to condense the story a bit, but from what I have seen of other productions it is by far the most faithful to the original story.

Posted by: HTL at December 22, 2015 12:10 AM (UC2gr)

295 285 My husband has Chinese customers in LA. He goes to their Christmas party. They put all the white people at the same table. One of the dishes had duck bills in it? I'm so glad I didn't have to attend.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 22, 2015 12:07 AM (BHl9S)



I used to eat in Chinese restaurants in SF, and order stuff off the menu that only had Chinese ideographs next to it.


The trick was to take some of the stuff up in the chopsticks, open your mouth, then glance over to the kitchen to see if they were nudging each other and laughing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:10 AM (oKE6c)

296 Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (s5o+q)

LOL!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:10 AM (qES5k)

297 288 Fenelon, thete ate chicken feet in your grocery?

I don't think there are any in ours.
Lots of ox tail, tripe, and other Latino type ingredients though.

Posted by: @votermom at December 22, 2015 12:08 AM (cbfNE)



At the local Lucky's Supermarket, one of the aisles is labelled "ethnic foods"....in Silicon Valley.....it always makes me think, "how do they get away with that?"

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:11 AM (EzgxV)

298 291 publius

My (late, missed) Dad used to say:

Remember, son, the average IQ is 100, and that ain't so smart.

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:11 AM (1brdf)

299
The interesting thing about "diversity" and "cultural appropriation" is that it only goes one way in the West.



Against Whites. Only white folks are chastised for appropriating, and only white folks are force-fed the beauty of diversity.



And contrariwise, if you ignore other cultures ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:11 AM (oKE6c)

300 Anna, the "fans" protesting the exclusion of non-canon material are making me hate fans. I did try to avoid spoilers but people were spamming MMO games with them, and it was too hard to avoid.

It didn't ruin the movie for me, but it did make me want to whack some jackoffs in the head. I would not be surprised if that whole effort was just created by one of the troll groups like GNAA to make the fans look like jerks, which they do. Not all of them, just the spoilers.

You remind me about the Parsecs thing, which was just a misunderstanding of the term originally but was retconned later into "superior navigators could complete trips in shorter distances by understanding routes, and superior engines could avoid pitfalls in the shorter routes (closer to dangerous obstacles)."

GrassyAss, of course, does not know any of this.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:11 AM (bLnSU)

301 Jay, I'm sure they were laughing at the white people table. I could not have eaten that. My husband had no idea what he was eating.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 22, 2015 12:12 AM (BHl9S)

302 True story:

Back in the day, husband and I were helping entertain Chinese Geophysicists here in Tulsa who were here to evaluate oil company bids. At the end of their visit we had a seven course banquet at a Chinese restaurant with food flown in from both coasts. My husband was an extremely picky eater, but, since it was a once in a lifetime event, we made a pact to eat some of every dish we were served. The only thing that was just impossible to eat was the sea cucumber. It was like eating tasteless rubber.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:12 AM (kXoT0)

303 meh, authentic chinese food in America sucks, much rather have the Americanized version.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:12 AM (vb33c)

304 what is the shape of the US IQ curve?

Is the medan close to the mean?

Is it unimodal?

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 12:13 AM (MQEz6)

305 Another friend, when we ate at the same place (we were regulars), used to ask in a loud voice why there were so many dog collars out in the alley.
Yeah, my friends are assholes. Of course, they say the same thing.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (oKE6c)

Maybe I am an asshole after all, 'cause I keep laughing at that.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:13 AM (C3E0x)

306 Posted by: HTL at December 22, 2015 12:10 AM (UC2gr)

He was such a fine actor.

One of the lines spouse obsessively repeats is, "I must stand on my head" which I think is funny too.

I guess we'll have to watch it tomorrow with some appropriate beverage-mulled cider or something.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:13 AM (qES5k)

307 The Indians (sub-contineant) I know are pissed the Arabs stole their numbering idea and named it Arabic Numerals...

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:13 AM (QelBn)

308 291 Average IQ is normalized at 100. That is, whatever the average is on intelligence tests, that is defined to be 100, with one standard deviation defined as 15 points. And they have to keep upping it ever so often. We're getting slowly "smarter" at least as defined by IQ tests, at a clip of about 3 points per decade.

Under today's standard, fully 1/4 of Americans back in 1930 would score below 80, being "idiots", really (but we don't use that term anymore, not politically correct).

Now, whether or not we're actually getting smarter, or just getting better at taking IQ tests, is a big controversy. Nutrition probably has a lot to do with it. Iodized salt may be responsible for 10 points in IQ rise, according to something I read.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (dvuhZ)




And, yet, 90% of people today probably couldn't back-up a horse -- when nearly everyone could in the 1930s.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

309 Oh, and I forgot to say that there was non-canon material in TFA, but it would be spoilerish to say what.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:14 AM (bLnSU)

310 Hey, Cali Girl.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 22, 2015 12:14 AM (yggeQ)

311 The Chinese will, of course, eat anything with even a hint of protein in it.

I mean anything.

Now, they fully understand the hierarchy of protein foods, with really good beef at the tippy-top, down to crickets and worms and worse at the bottom. Hey, it's protein. It's all good (for certain definitions of good).

Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:15 AM (s5o+q)

312
I just want to know what the rules are.

And since Ace put that policy notice in the sidebar (which I see isn't a sticky anymore) I've been curious exactly what was meant.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger


That sidebar was an admonition to not engage in ad hominem. Disagree to a point, but if you have to make it personal, this isn't the place for that.

Ace's previous rules:

Be funny before if you're going to be a racist. More importantly, you aren't funny.

If the topic doesn't interest you, fuck off. Your dis-interest isn't interesting.

Other rules that are not rules but should be;

Don't drag arguments from one thread to the next. You aren't going to change anyone's mind, and you certainly aren't going to change it by making everyone part of it. Let it the fuck go.

Watch your minx html tags. Proofread, mofo. (obviously this doesn't apply to me)

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:15 AM (9YDUz)

313 Duck bill is okay. There is not much to eat, but the sauce is usually good and you can learn about duck anatomy.

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 12:15 AM (MQEz6)

314 I don't think we have a lot of other odd stuff, VM, but yes, they have chicken feet

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:15 AM (qES5k)

315 398 Cthulhu

Flash drives or tape?

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:15 AM (1brdf)

316 Actually, they do eat chicken and duck feet. I've tried it once but it's all cartilage and not like it was in some great-tasting sauce or the like.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:15 AM (DLIIY)

317 *serves Merovign some gluten-free Bantha on a stick*

Sorry to hear they spammed the games with podo.

Neil should get the pushback shaming that woman got. See if he starts blubbering about fans being mean to him. Then the fans shove him into the great and mighty Saarlac.

And from Japan, how to make your sandwiches look like BB-8
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYGZ-726/Fun

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:16 AM (nGyiN)

318 Oops: 308 cthulu

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:16 AM (1brdf)

319 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:12 AM (kXoT0)

I know that was to honor the Chinese guests, but ehen you think about it, it doesn't make much sense to me. When I travel halfway around the world, I don't want to eat food I can get at home. I want the best local specialty. The Chinese visitors were probably hoping for big ass steaks.

Posted by: @votermom at December 22, 2015 12:16 AM (cbfNE)

320 315 398 Cthulhu

Flash drives or tape?

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:15 AM (1brdf)



Are you from the future?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:17 AM (EzgxV)

321 Hey Ricardo

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 22, 2015 12:17 AM (BHl9S)

322 Chicken feet used to be common in grocery stores in the South. It is a taste (like peanuts) that we acquired during the war. It being Christmastide, I'll say no more.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:18 AM (9mTYi)

323 I wouldn't know how to prepare chicken feet, and as spouse pointed out, "There no meat on it."

If they're still selling chicken feet then, I may have to serve it up for April Fool's Day.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 22, 2015 12:18 AM (qES5k)

324 Sherry, for me the songs that have been overused to death:

- "Oh Yeah" by Yello
- "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown
- "California Soul" by ??? (female singer, late 1960s, used to death by GM for their car commercials)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:00 AM (ntObR)

Also that one, Just Like Animals, that they were using to sell that eletric car with the big gerbils (?).

Raisin Bran almost ruined I Heard It Through The Grapevine, but, I still love the Marvin Gaye version, others, not so much.

California Soul--Marlena Shaw?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (kXoT0)

325 I did try to avoid spoilers but people were spamming MMO games with them, and it was too hard to avoid.
---
Even here. Red Letter Media had a review up yesterday, which I watched, and in 30 minutes of spoilers, they didn't tell me anything I hadn't learned (or quickly guessed) from comments here.

I'm still looking forward to it, aiming at Wednesday.

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (ZbV+0)

326 The only thing that was just impossible to eat was the sea cucumber. It was like eating tasteless rubber.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil


I'm a novice traveler to be sure, but sea cucumber is where I draw the line.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (9YDUz)

327 Nytol.

More badinage tomorrow.

Posted by: filbert at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (s5o+q)

328 Chicken feet turns dainty Chinese folks into a gang of starving Klingons.

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (MQEz6)

329 Another friend, when we ate at the same place (we were regulars), used to ask in a loud voice why there were so many dog collars out in the alley.
Yeah, my friends are assholes. Of course, they say the same thing.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:02 AM (oKE6c)

Maybe I am an asshole after all, 'cause I keep laughing at that.
Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:13 AM (C3E0x)



we were going to a vet which was located next to an asian restaurant, made me nervous. it was japanes or thai I think.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (vb33c)

330 ]i]291 Average IQ is normalized at 100. That is, whatever the average is on intelligence tests, that is defined to be 100, with one standard deviation defined as 15 points. And they have to keep upping it ever so often. We're getting slowly "smarter" at least as defined by IQ tests, at a clip of about 3 points per decade.

Under today's standard, fully 1/4 of Americans back in 1930 would score below 80, being "idiots", really (but we don't use that term anymore, not politically correct).

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:09 AM (dvuhZ)


Ah, the "Flynn effect."


I think characterizing those of IQ 80 or lower as idiots is too strong. IIRC, "idiot" refers to a much lower IQ score. An IQ of 80 is only a bit over one standard deviation below the mean, and refers to someone who is about as much duller than the average person as a college graduate is brighter (average IQ ca. 115, IIRC).


(Also, the standard deviation isn't defined as 15 points; that's empirically determined, as the bell curve can be sharper or flatter depending on what's measured (such as height, instead of IQ). No prizes for guessing which demographic has a mean IQ of 85.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (oKE6c)

331 304: It's fit to a standard Gaussian (Bell Curve), with the scale defined as 100 being the mean, and 15 points being the standard deviation.

What is very, very politically incorrect, so incorrect that no one dares talk about it, is looking at the differences in the distribution with various demographic factors. Those differences exist, are "problematic" and absolute poison to discuss.

For example, and this is the least controversial, there is a difference between men and women. They have the same average, but the deviation is greater for men. The tails are wider.

This means, that on average, with a large enough sample of people, the smartest *and dumbest* person in the room will be a man.

I have actually observed this. At any meeting of any size, there will always be some absolute idiot who doesn't understand what's going on, and will get up and say something stupid. You'll see his poor wife next to him, trying to get him to sit down, dying of embarrassment. The wife is smarter than he is.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)

332 328 Cthulhu

Who, moi?

(He asks, totes not hitching a ride on ace's time machine)

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:20 AM (1brdf)

333 I think the Left's race obsession is unhealthy and driven by both racism and the desire to shield themselves from the accusation of racism.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 12:20 AM (HalrA)

334 The wife and I ordered pizza in Norway, yeah, cultural appropriation and all, it is not even close to any pizza available here in the USA

today Norway has good chow, prolly a diff story back in 1730 or so

Lefksa is actually better in Norway than the US

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:20 AM (QelBn)

335 Anna, Grassy just ignored the issue and made lame excuses when he was caught lying, so I doubt he'd do anything but insult his critics. NPD is so predictable.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:20 AM (bLnSU)

336 317 *serves Merovign some gluten-free Bantha on a stick*

Sorry to hear they spammed the games with podo.

Neil should get the pushback shaming that woman got. See if he starts blubbering about fans being mean to him. Then the fans shove him into the great and mighty Saarlac.



I've said here part of the reason I went opening weekend is so I could avoid people here being assholes and posting spoilers, either accidentally, or because they are humorless joyless dicks and don't want anyone else to have any fun either. Last night I got proven correct on both counts.

And I think the problem is that those that engaged in that attempted shaming of that woman is that they are the same idiots that would suck off Tyson if he asked them too. I'm sure the Venn diagram has a lot of overlap at least.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 12:21 AM (zt+N6)

337 318 Oops: 308 cthulu

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:16 AM (1brdf) I was thinking the easier way to back one up -- but if you want to back-one-up the other way, I doubt either flash-drives or tape would have the necessary capacity.



(Reminds me of early nerd discussions about the Star Trek transporter room -- did you really just make a copy and destroy the original?)

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

338 Howya doin' tonight, special snowflakes?

I read the whole linked "Baker Street" article. Defied even my terrible web-induced short attention span. Might've helped that I was listening to the cuts while reading.

I put on Baker Street and Milady immediately said, "What is that song? I really like it." So, yeah.

Oklahoma - yes, we like our Christmas, by God! And mistletoe is the state "floral emblem" whatever that means. Smoochies!

Posted by: mindful webworker - musically at December 22, 2015 12:21 AM (O+0DS)

339 I'm a novice traveler to be sure, but sea cucumber is where I draw the line.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (9YDUz)

Out of politeness, I've successfully eaten sea cucumber, sea urchin, and fish belly. And I wouldn't drive across town to get seconds on any of them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:21 AM (oKE6c)

340 Yay Maet thre his arms and said F it. Fun tonite & yoko tomorrow

Why wait? Get ready for some Ono ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZHArkK2Xcw

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at December 22, 2015 12:21 AM (oZKRQ)

341 I have a vague memory that when Baker Street first came out, a local radio DJ said the sax solo "sounded like God walking down the streets of Laredo to a gun fight at high noon".

Well, it seemed clever in 1978.

Posted by: JTB at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (FvdPb)

342 319
The Chinese visitors were probably hoping for big ass
steaks.


Had a boss that liked to take foreign visitors to a steak house (Maddox in Brigham City, UT) and order them a 36 oz Porterhouse.

But when we were visited by ChiComs that one time, he rang up a local Chinese place and told them so. They made stuff that was not on the menu that (I'm told) was amazing.

He tried that ploy a couple more times when he wanted Chinese, until the restaurant folks somehow figured it out.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (o78gS)

343 I want the best local specialty. The Chinese visitors were probably hoping for big ass steaks.
Posted by: @votermom at December 22, 2015 12:16 AM (cbfNE)

Actually, they like to eat different animals. Hubby and I took them one Saturday to Woolaroc (http://www.woolaroc.org/) and fed them buffalo burgers. They were thrilled. They kept pointing to the live buffalo standing around and the burgers and asking their interpreter if it was the same animal.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (kXoT0)

344 Lefksa is actually better in Norway than the US
Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:20 AM (QelBn)


not necessarily saying much. sort of like room temperature piss is better than warm piss.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (vb33c)

345 Fenelon - I second the Alistair Sim comment, and I have made it here myself. The film is truer to the book, and to Victorian reality.

"I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it."

I remind myself of that, a lot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (9mTYi)

346 WITHOUT cockroaches -- that was the dangerous shit.

Posted by: Jean at December 21, 2015 11:32 PM (fBkaR)

Timeframe? I gorged myself there while waiting for someone in '93. That food was good...


But I was young and stupid.
Posted by: RWC

I graduated in '92. The Saturday fare was much better. Not trying to cook for everyone at once. I would gorge myself at Sat breakfasts too - fried chicken and shrimp grits in piles. Now tuesday at lunch ....

Posted by: Jean at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (fBkaR)

347 The mistletoe thing made me laugh. At myself.
Young me thought it would be funny to have a T-shirt made up that said
Kiss me beneath the mistletoe.
I then put mistletoe on my belt.
It didn't go over like I thought. It was funny in my head.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 21, 2015 11:12 PM

And there posts a true Moron. Sounds like something I might have done in my youth.

Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (o/90i)

348 No prizes for guessing which demographic has a mean IQ of 85.)



...............

moslems,. but 85 seems high for them

more like 78

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:23 AM (QelBn)

349 The tails are wider.


Unfortunate choice of words ...


/kidding Actually, you're absolutely correct.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:23 AM (oKE6c)

350 ...greater for men. The tails are wider.
You've never met my wife!

Posted by: zombie rodney dangerfield at December 22, 2015 12:24 AM (DLIIY)

351 337 Cthulhu

:-)

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:24 AM (1brdf)

352 And, yet, 90% of people today probably couldn't back-up a horse -- when nearly everyone could in the 1930s.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

Since very few people live and work with horses anymore, there hasn't been much need to pass on that skill, and people have learned other things instead. That's not an indicator of intelligence.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 12:24 AM (HalrA)

353 I'm still looking forward to it, aiming at Wednesday.

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (ZbV+0)


I reviewed it yesterday without spoilers, but I think I got Willowed in the process.

Basically, good but not great movie, okay Star Wars movie but not great.... BUT while I think Abrams over-did the fan-service, it would be accurate to call it "an apology for the second trilogy" as some say.

What it indicated to me was that they were listening and trying to make something the audience wanted. I suspect the second and third ones will be better instead of worse.

I am pretty nerdy, so I noticed many flaws others might not, like Abrams thinks the universe is really a lot smaller than it is (also see Star Trek 2009).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:24 AM (bLnSU)

354 What is the median IQ?

The average does not have to be the place where half are above it and have are below it.

Do they take the actual distribution and force it to fit a normal distribution?

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 12:25 AM (MQEz6)

355 Until I was looking at Star Wars figures had no idea that Sheila the Chrome Stormtrooper is Phasma. We never see the actress but I hear Han arranged a pressing engagement for her.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:25 AM (nGyiN)

356 I think its genetic - my scots-irish ass will not allow sea cucumber to rest in my stomach, even if I successfully choke it down. I'm not too proud to puke in public.

Posted by: Jean at December 22, 2015 12:25 AM (fBkaR)

357 And, yet, 90% of people today probably couldn't back-up a horse -- when nearly everyone could in the 1930s.
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They probably can't parallel park a car either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:26 AM (9mTYi)

358 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (kXoT0)

So when do I get to start fulfilling your wildest dreams??

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:26 AM (C3E0x)

359 So when are they going to start playing "Die Hard" I'd kinda like to watch it this year

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:27 AM (QelBn)

360 Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 12:21 AM (zt+N6)

I'm glad I missed last night then, even though I'd seen it by then.

As I said, I suspect the mega-spoilering going on for this movie in particular is in part dumb people picking up on a troll meme, the trolls are just trolling, they have no interest in the subject.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:27 AM (bLnSU)

361 330: Yes, you're right, "idiot" would be too strong. They used to use these, "idiot", "moron", and even "sub-moron" as official terms, based on IQ scores.

But now consider the IQ test distribution. We define the mean as 100. That alone does not tell us how wide 1 point is, it merely sets the midpoint of the scale. So by saying 1 standard deviation is 15 points (and I think, actually, this was not always the standard) you set width of one point.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (dvuhZ)

362 What is very, very politically incorrect, so incorrect that no one dares
talk about it, is looking at the differences in the distribution with
various demographic factors. Those differences exist, are "problematic"
and absolute poison to discuss.



From a scientific point of view, the question is whether from that observation one can successfully predict the outcome of other experiments, e.g., academic performance, success in life, etc.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (oKE6c)

363 Haven't read all the comments. Bum sure someone has pointed out Lincoln was not shot with a revolver.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (49UDy)

364 So when do I get to start fulfilling your wildest dreams??
Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:26 AM (C3E0x)

When I find myself caring about SJWs' issues...

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (kXoT0)

365 199:G-d, but Garrison Keillor is just about the most pretentious douche in history.


PBS is the only way he'd be employable. Yes, he is a self generating smug storm.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (syGA0)

366 This means, that on average, with a large enough sample of people, the smartest *and dumbest* person in the room will be a man.


I have actually observed this. At any meeting of any size, there will
always be some absolute idiot who doesn't understand what's going on,
and will get up and say something stupid. You'll see his poor wife next
to him, trying to get him to sit down, dying of embarrassment. The wife
is smarter than he is.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)

======================
This is true.Usually that Guy was the smartest man in the room until somebody else walked.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 22, 2015 12:29 AM (T78UI)

367 And there posts a true Moron. Sounds like something I might have done in my youth.



Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (o/90i)
---------Once during a birthday party when I was home off the road, my sister gave me a belt buckle that said "Mustache rides 5 cents." We were sitting there at a table when this really nice looking gal comes up, throws a quarter on the table and says she wants the full quarters worth.Needless to say, I had a very good birthday night. And apparently, so did she.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:29 AM (9iR5/)

368 342 319
The Chinese visitors were probably hoping for big ass
steaks.

Had a boss that liked to take foreign visitors to a steak house (Maddox in Brigham City, UT) and order them a 36 oz Porterhouse.

But when we were visited by ChiComs that one time, he rang up a local Chinese place and told them so. They made stuff that was not on the menu that (I'm told) was amazing.

He tried that ploy a couple more times when he wanted Chinese, until the restaurant folks somehow figured it out.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 22, 2015 12:22 AM (o78gS)




I used to work for a CEO whose name ended with "-elli". When some bigwigs visited from Japan, they made a point to invite him to dinner at an Italian restaurant -- so he went along and made nice noises. Thing is, he'd told me years before that the day he left home, he looked at his mom's pasta fazool and said, "thank God, I don't have to eat that shit again." When he went out for food he actually liked, he'd go sushi.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:30 AM (EzgxV)

369 What is very, very politically incorrect, so incorrect that no one dares
talk about it, is looking at the differences in the distribution with
various demographic factors. Those differences exist, are "problematic"
and absolute poison to discuss.


From a scientific point of view, the question is whether from that observation one can successfully predict the outcome of other experiments, e.g., academic performance, success in life, etc.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (oKE6c)



it was about the time that the book The Bell Curve came out that pc kicked into overdrive. indeed it was more or less pced out of existence.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:30 AM (vb33c)

370

This means, that on average, with a large enough sample of people, the
smartest *and dumbest* person in the room will be a man.




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)

Also explains why the super-genii (sp) of history tend to be men.... and the dumbest of inherited royalty, men.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 22, 2015 12:30 AM (T78UI)

371 (Reminds me of early nerd discussions about the Star Trek transporter room -- did you really just make a copy and destroy the original?)

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:21 AM (EzgxV)


"Think Like A Dinosaur," James Patrick Kelly, later an Outer Limits episode where humans are using a transporter system run by reptilian aliens that creates a copy and destroys the original, normally almost simultaneously, but an error preserves an original for a time, which creates an ethical problem (or reveals an ethical problem).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:31 AM (bLnSU)

372 But now consider the IQ test distribution. We define the mean as 100. That alone does not tell us how wide 1 point is, it merely sets the midpoint of the scale. So by saying 1 standard deviation is 15 points (and I think, actually, this was not always the standard) you set width of one point.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (dvuhZ)




The standard deviation is an empirically determined quantity, not a defined one. For IQ, it happens to 15 points. If, for example, everyone had an IQ of exactly 100, the SD would be less than one.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:31 AM (oKE6c)

373 366 burnt toast

> Usually that Guy was the smartest man in the room until somebody else walked (in)

And isn't this really the story....

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:31 AM (1brdf)

374 So when do I get to start fulfilling your wildest dreams??
Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:26 AM (C3E0x)

When I find myself caring about SJWs' issues...

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:28 AM (kXoT0)

Sigh....it's always something.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:31 AM (C3E0x)

375 Farmer, I have no sons. But I do have many nephews, and use those stories of my youth as cautionary tales, so they know what not to do.

Unfortunately, I sometimes have a way with words, and these stories have them laughing so hard I fear my words are having the wrong effect.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:31 AM (kKHcp)

376 Smartest man in the room, baby!

Posted by: president o'bumbles at December 22, 2015 12:31 AM (DLIIY)

377 What it indicated to me was that they were listening and trying to make something the audience wanted.
---
Yeah, that's mostly what I'm hearing and folks seem to waver on how much they wanted to be openly catered to. I'm not going to complain about getting what I want.

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:32 AM (ZbV+0)

378 This means, that on average, with a large enough sample of people, the
smartest *and dumbest* person in the room will be a man.




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)




happens here every thread.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:32 AM (vb33c)

379 "The Boeing plant, formerly McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, CA, is now a Mercedes-Benz plant."

It's a Mercedes-Benz facility. Ain't no actual manufacturing going on in there, no way, no how.

What they're doing is taking Mercedes vehicles coming off of RORO car transporters at the local ports, and stripping the protective plastic, and touching up any minor dings or rust accumulated en route, and vacuuming the upholstery, before they go out into the regional dealership network.

Skilled aerospace workers could make $200+K a year with top benefits in that plant when it was an actual jetliner factory. Unskilled prep monkeys are going to make $40K with minimal benefits.

Losing the last of their well paid local industrial jobs will not work out any better for L.A. than it worked out for Detroit.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 22, 2015 12:32 AM (noWW6)

380 I hate people that mistreat dogs. They are totally evil.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
------------------
*wags tail*
*grins*
Posted by: Mike Hammer's dog at December 21, 2015 11:15 PM

As does the Farmer's dogs.

Does that apostrophe make me a Dog-Owning Oppressive Dog Owner in today's SJW /lefttist parlance?

Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 12:33 AM (o/90i)

381 Once during a birthday party when I was home off the road, my sister gave me a belt buckle that said "Mustache rides 5 cents." We were sitting there at a table when this really nice looking gal comes up, throws a quarter on the table and says she wants the full quarters worth.Needless to say, I had a very good birthday night. And apparently, so did she.
Posted by: Old Blue


Sir, I think your horse just relieved himself.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:33 AM (9YDUz)

382
Has to be a good decent blog that will allow an Appalachian woods rat like yours truly to hang out.

I suspect I have less education that 90% of y'all.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 22, 2015 12:33 AM (jeCnD)

383 In a lot of European countries they use mayo on French fries.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 12:33 AM (49UDy)

384 Wife and I frequented a local owner-operator Chinese restaurant. The left side of the menu was in Chinese and the right side English. One happy night I asked them, since they knew our tastes, to serve us from the left side of the menu.

Oops.




Posted by: Ralph at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (zdltJ)

385 Hell, torque. I'm surprised M-B doesn't ship those cars straight to AZ or UT to do that.

Posted by: Jean at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (fBkaR)

386 Transporter ethical problems.

Well there was the time Kirk was split into Pajama Boy Kirk and Ted the Swimmer Kirk.

Or when Riker beams down to an outpost that he had been assigned to and had to evacuate in a hurry, finds a copy of himself who had been trapped there all these years. As far as I know the Riker copy is still on the loose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (nGyiN)

387 Lena Headly and Piper Perabo are in some girl on girl flick on Directt TV CH# 239 currently.



It will prolly be artsy so no nekked ladies....

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (QelBn)

388 Is "RORO" what Scooby-Doo says in Japan?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (DLIIY)

389 Until I was looking at Star Wars figures had no idea that Sheila the Chrome Stormtrooper is Phasma. We never see the actress but I hear Han arranged a pressing engagement for her.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:25 AM (nGyiN)


Hmm... how to say this without *MORE* spoilers, thanks Anna...

Abrams said to an interviewer that she was his favorite character. Given what did *and didn't* happen in the film, I suspect we will she her again.

Because that statement makes no sense otherwise.

Unless he was actually talking about the actress. Wink wink.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (bLnSU)

390 it was about the time that the book The Bell Curve
came out that pc kicked into overdrive. indeed it was more or less pced
out of existence.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:30 AM (vb33c)

Yes, and more's the pity. It was actually a rational dissection of an important issue for social policy. If you believe the authors, it turns out that if you choose a reference population with an average IQ of 85, you end up with the same social pathologies, regardless of the ethnicities of that population.
Something Jerry Springer could have told them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:35 AM (oKE6c)

391 longwood?

you go to school down the street from there? at a college without chicks?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 21, 2015 11:52 PM (AkOaV)


Graduated almost 30 years ago.

Longwood had gone coed a few years before I got to college, so it was still about 80% female.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 22, 2015 12:35 AM (Z7G74)

392 386 AP

And playing trombone?

Posted by: speedster1 at December 22, 2015 12:35 AM (1brdf)

393 Or when Riker beams down to an outpost that he had been assigned to and had to evacuate in a hurry, finds a copy of himself who had been trapped there all these years. As far as I know the Riker copy is still on the loose.


Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (nGyiN)



Arrested for joining the Maquis and stealing the Defiant.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 12:36 AM (zt+N6)

394 Nope, here is Rock and Roles greatest sax rift.

http://tinyurl.com/q8lplqt

Posted by: Javems at December 22, 2015 12:36 AM (yOqwj)

395 I suspect I have less education that 90% of y'all.



.....................

smarts and education are not necessarily correlated

see Obama, Barak Hussain and John F. Kerry

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:37 AM (QelBn)

396 Graduated almost 30 years ago.

Longwood had gone coed a few years before I got to college, so it was still about 80% female.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 22, 2015 12:35 AM (Z7G74)

oh right on

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:37 AM (AkOaV)

397 As far as I know the Riker copy is still on the loose.
And fighting for the Trumpists Maquis against the p.c. Federation elite as well as the Romulans etc.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:37 AM (DLIIY)

398 Is "RORO" what Scooby-Doo says in Japan?
Posted by: andycanuck


Roll On, Roll Off.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:37 AM (9YDUz)

399 re: that hillary / trump pic on drudge.

WHY are her teeth so yellow?

Is Hillary a closet smoker?

Does she not go to a dentist or buy whitening strips?

Just curious.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:37 AM (AkOaV)

400 it was about the time that the book The Bell Curve came out that pc kicked into overdrive. indeed it was more or less pced out of existence.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:30 AM (vb33c)


It amuses me that the exact same people who force Darwinism in the school system, deny that HUMANS are subject to Darwinism...

That some Genetic combinations WILL be better for survival in some situations... and that genetic selection will occur in Man as well.

Posted by: BB Wolf at December 22, 2015 12:38 AM (f7rv6)

401 No weft, it actually happened. Had to have been about 35 - 40 years ago. Girl was an Adams County Sheriff and I only saw her that one time. But it was memorable. The bar we were hanging out in was a notorious pickup place for a small little local bar.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:38 AM (9iR5/)

402 Bills teeth look the usual color for a guy his age.

Hillarys teeth look like she was eating cheese its right before the picture was taken.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:38 AM (AkOaV)

403 Roll On, Roll Off.
Mercedes makes deodorant too?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:39 AM (DLIIY)

404 I suspect I have less education that 90% of y'all.
Posted by: irongrampa
----------------------

Character, experience, and native intelligence trump education every time. Every. Time.

Consider Barky.
One of the dumbest SOB's on the planet. For that matter, look at any member of his administration.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:39 AM (9mTYi)

405 352 And, yet, 90% of people today probably couldn't back-up a horse -- when nearly everyone could in the 1930s.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

Since very few people live and work with horses anymore, there hasn't been much need to pass on that skill, and people have learned other things instead. That's not an indicator of intelligence.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 12:24 AM (HalrA)



I present to you Exhibit A -- http://eddriscoll.com/archives/011208.php -- and propose a hypothesis: maybe the stuff people are increasing their abilities with doesn't constitute intelligence, but rather conformance to The Narrative.



Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

406 The Chinese visitors were probably hoping for big ass

steaks.



Had a boss that liked to take foreign visitors to a steak house (Maddox in Brigham City, UT) and order them a 36 oz Porterhouse.



I spent months in Japan at the Science City, eating fish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I came back to Europe through Hawaii, where I'd lived before and had friends who suggested we go out to dinner at a seafood restaurant.


"No thanks, how about tomorrow night?" I said. "What I really want tonight is a big-ass prime rib."


And that's what we did. God, it was better than sex.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:40 AM (oKE6c)

407 And with that lame joke, I'm off for the night.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 22, 2015 12:40 AM (DLIIY)

408 As far as I know the Riker copy is still on the loose.
---
I think they mentioned at some point that the Gem Hadar wiped out the Maquis to the last man shortly after Voyager left.

I *think* that was an episode of Voyager.

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:41 AM (ZbV+0)

409 Merovign. So should I go see it again? Perhaps spot on a pike somewhere a Gungan skull?

Well after seeing the Star Trek Beyond trailer, we can well and truly say the franchise has jumped the space shark. On a motorcycle and through flaming hoops.

And I did not know what had ever happened to Riker II but now I know.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:41 AM (nGyiN)

410 Does she not go to a dentist or buy whitening strips?

Just curious.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes
---------------------

She exhales sin. It stains the teeth.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:41 AM (9mTYi)

411 395: There is a huge gulf between "educated" and "credentialed".

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at December 22, 2015 12:42 AM (syGA0)

412 352 And, yet, 90% of people today probably couldn't back-up a horse -- when nearly everyone could in the 1930s.


Intelligence isn't a matter of skills, but rather ability to learn skills, and particularly to make connections between apparently disparate observations/phenomena (i.e., to reason abstractly).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:42 AM (oKE6c)

413 So Hillary!'s other name is Miasma?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:42 AM (nGyiN)

414 372: Yes, the shape is empircally determined, but the width of each "point" is not, that's entirely up to choice.

Consider the following simple transform, y = 2x - 100. 'x' is the original, current IQ scale, and y is the new scale. When x = 100, y = 100. When 'x' = 115, y = 130 When x = 85, y = 70.

I've now defined a new IQ scale, where the mean is 100 and the standard deviation is 30 new points. All we've done is make one new point half of the old and left the midpoint at 100. The shape of the curve isn't affected, it's only the units have been transformed.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:43 AM (dvuhZ)

415 She exhales sin. It stains the teeth.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:41 AM (9mTYi)


Imma use that someday. Consider that stolen.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:43 AM (kKHcp)

416 As far as I know the Riker copy is still on the loose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:34 AM (nGyiN)


They roughly planned to rescue him from his life term in a Cadassian labor camp, but they never filmed that episode. IIRC in some games or books they had contradictory fates for him, he died, he lived, he had a kid, he conspired to kill Gowron, he joined an intelligence agency, etc.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:43 AM (bLnSU)

417 Lewis and Clark got so tired of eating fish they started trading with the locals for dogs to eat....

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:43 AM (QelBn)

418 417

in Oregon


Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (QelBn)

419 After watching PBA bowling on Sunday, ESPN had a half hour special on the Star Wars light saber battles. Seems that the further they got into the series, the more they relied on Kendo for the sword fighting techniques. It was kind of interesting.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (9iR5/)

420 So Hillary!'s other name is Miasma?
Posted by: Anna Puma
---------------

Uh,oh. You've crossed memes.
Now we're in for it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (9mTYi)

421 why not have a copy of everyone's code in the transporter so in the event you are killed on an away mission they simply hit reset and bring you back before you were on the mission?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (vb33c)

422 Sherry, yup. Marlena Shaw sounds about right.

And torquewrench, also yup. Sad, sad, sad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (ntObR)

423 heck if you find a really good code hit reset several dozen times and everyone can have their own deanna troi?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:45 AM (vb33c)

424 Y5, Next Gen kinda did that with Dr. Pulaski in the episode 'Unnatural Selection' I think it was.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:45 AM (nGyiN)

425 The conversion of success:

A pound of intelligence for an ounce of perseverance.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:45 AM (9YDUz)

426 Oops. - Ralph

Rear end's still a little bit on fire, eh? ;-)
Can relate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:45 AM (ntObR)

427 After watching PBA bowling on Sunday......


Old Blue must live in the upper midwest. Probably Wi.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:46 AM (kKHcp)

428 After watching PBA bowling on Sunday, ESPN had a half hour special on the Star Wars light saber battles. Seems that the further they got into the series, the more they relied on Kendo for the sword fighting techniques. It was kind of interesting.
Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (9iR5/)




so you learned about kendo from bowling?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:46 AM (vb33c)

429 382
Has to be a good decent blog that will allow an Appalachian woods rat like yours truly to hang out.

I suspect I have less education that 90% of y'all.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 22, 2015 12:33 AM (jeCnD)



Maybe we appreciate smarts, rather than everyone barking at the same leaf.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:46 AM (EzgxV)

430 All I know is I keep saying to myself if I'm so smart, why am I where I'm at in life, and why can't I seem to change my situation??

Keeps me humble I guess.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 12:47 AM (C3E0x)

431 Old Blue must live in the upper midwest. Probably Wi.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:46 AM (kKHcp)
------Nope. Denver. But wife and I are avid bowlers and bowling fans.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:47 AM (9iR5/)

432 why not have a copy of everyone's code in the transporter so in the
event you are killed on an away mission they simply hit reset and bring
you back before you were on the mission?
---
Why not just have one red shirt and recycle him through the replicator system endlessly?

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (ZbV+0)

433 Y5, Next Gen kinda did that with Dr. Pulaski in the episode 'Unnatural Selection' I think it was.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:45 AM (nGyiN)

yeah but why not all the time? what a recruiting tool. sure you are gonna take some risks and may even get killed, but worst case we grab a handful or atoms run em through the whirlygig and you are good as new minus a couple of hours.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (vb33c)

434 why not have a copy of everyone's code in the transporter so in the event you are killed on an away mission they simply hit reset and bring you back before you were on the mission?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (vb33c)


Mumble mumble treknobabble.

What they say is that the transporter can only hold a certain number of patterns and they degrade relatively quickly - and only a very small amount of degradation is required to kill you.

Montgomery Scott is supposed to have modified a transporter to store just two people for years, but he survived and the other pattern degraded too much to be recovered. That was the Dyson Sphere episode of TNG.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (bLnSU)

435 When did you move to Denver from Wi?

(happy face emoticon)

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (kKHcp)

436 Homer Simpson,
"How come I keep making the same mistakes stoopid people make......"

Posted by: Jake at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (QelBn)

437 so you learned about kendo from bowling?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:46 AM (vb33c)
---------Already knew about Kendo, but yeah, in a way. Amazing what you can pick up just throwing a dangerously heavy sphere at stationary objects.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:49 AM (9iR5/)

438 Time for the old folk.Warm weather will mean some range time tomorrow, I think.


Keep in mind, we are Americans, so the head is held HIGH, especially now.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 22, 2015 12:49 AM (jeCnD)

439 Why not just have one red shirt and recycle him through the replicator system endlessly?

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (ZbV+0)


well that's different, half the fun is guessing which red is gonna get it and when. besides it keeps them on their toes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:49 AM (vb33c)

440 Night IG.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:50 AM (nGyiN)

441 Medicine in Star Trek was actually pretty primitive. Straight-line advancements from current medicine with very little imagination.

Not only would communicators likely be internal by then, they'd probably also be mostly biological and powered by your body, and communicate directly with your brain instead of by sound.

Don't get me started on their cartoon economy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:51 AM (bLnSU)

442 435
When did you move to Denver from Wi?



(happy face emoticon)

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (kKHcp)
------You funny. Born and bred Coloradoan. But I have been to Wi when I was driving over the road. It must have rubbed off.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:51 AM (9iR5/)

443 Goodnight Gramps, and remember; no coffee 1/2 half hour before shooting.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:51 AM (kKHcp)

444 >>>why not have a copy of everyone's code in the transporter so in the event you are killed on an away mission they simply hit reset and bring you back before you were on the mission?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:44 AM (vb33c)<<<



Now he tells them.

Posted by: a Red Shirt from the original series at December 22, 2015 12:51 AM (H9MG5)

445 well that's different, half the fun is guessing which red is gonna get it and when. besides it keeps them on their toes.
Posted by: yankeefifth


Or only having to pay scale to the proud, the many, the first to be plot victims.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:52 AM (9YDUz)

446 When did you move to Denver from Wi?

(happy face emoticon)
Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (kKHcp)

*****

This one is easy. : ) Lose the space. .

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 22, 2015 12:52 AM (YLidQ)

447 Mumble mumble treknobabble.

What they say is that the transporter can only hold a certain number of patterns and they degrade relatively quickly - and only a very small amount of degradation is required to kill you.

Montgomery Scott is supposed to have modified a transporter to store just two people for years, but he survived and the other pattern degraded too much to be recovered. That was the Dyson Sphere episode of TNG.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (bLnSU)



so scotty basically had one of those really expensive dyson shop vacs and he stuck the hose into the vent and cycled himself around and around? if I understand you correctly.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:52 AM (vb33c)

448 Why not just have one red shirt and recycle him through the replicator system endlessly?


Why not just have one crew on earth and send out replicator/transporter clones to do the dirty work?

Then Starfleet could claim that they'd never lost a single person in the line of duty.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (YJmuy)

449 Haven't seen L, Elle.
Anyone know what she ended up doing with that cute pup?

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (mUsVF)

450 Or only having to pay scale to the proud, the many, the first to be plot victims.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 12:52 AM (9YDUz)



heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (vb33c)

451 She exhales sin. It stains the teeth.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 12:41 AM

I like your attitude. Do you have a newsletter?

Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (o/90i)

452 OK, Morons (and I mean that in a good way), I seem to hear a killer pillow calling my name. If I don't see you before the end of the week, have a Wonderful Christmas and a glorious New Year.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (9iR5/)

453 Anna, I'll probably see TFA again, maybe not in a hurry.
All the reasons why are spoilers.

Eventually us nerds will have to talk about all those details after pretty much everyone who wants to has seen it.

Star Trek - I don't know. They keep running off the rails. Still potential for a good series or good movies, who knows if we'll get it.

I wrote down some story and character arcs for a new series but I have so much else to work on I'm not doing...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (bLnSU)

454 Better yet in Glen Cook's The Dragon Never Sleeps they just decant a new clone when needed to fill a gap in the ship's roster.

Yeah Trek never quite wired the crew for telemetry. Though that would open a whole new can of worms when races such as Borg use those signals to track you or command your implants to flood your system with insulin.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (nGyiN)

455 Man, I used to like to bowl. Too bad I was lousy to mediocre. My next door neighbor was a PBA pro for 2 years, made enough to go from town to town while waiting for sponsors.
Midpack in bowling ain't like midpack in golf, that is for sure.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:54 AM (kKHcp)

456 so scotty basically had one of those really expensive dyson shop vacs and he stuck the hose into the vent and cycled himself around and around? if I understand you correctly.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:52 AM (vb33c)


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No.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:55 AM (bLnSU)

457 Mumble mumble treknobabble.

What they say is that the transporter can only hold a certain number of patterns and they degrade relatively quickly - and only a very small amount of degradation is required to kill you.

Montgomery Scott is supposed to have modified a transporter to store just two people for years, but he survived and the other pattern degraded too much to be recovered. That was the Dyson Sphere episode of TNG.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:48 AM (bLnSU)


There was also the episode where Barclay had his Transporter phobia revealed and the survivors of an accident on a planet did something similar.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 12:55 AM (zt+N6)

458 Speaking of transforming/cloning, I've read that in Alien3 there's all these deformed, horriric clones of Ripley running around...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:55 AM (ntObR)

459 And no - my question at 449 is not related to the ongoing Chinese food discussion.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 12:55 AM (mUsVF)

460 Think of it this way. The width of 1 IQ point is completely arbitrary, as well as the midpoint. The results go like this. Say we give a bunch of people an IQ test. We have a possible score of 0 to 100, say (I think in practice, they get a little more complicated). To score a perfect 100, you're off the scale smart.

We tabulate the results and find the mean score is 72, with a standard deviation of 6 points. The units here are the score, which are predefined, and the mean and SD are empirically determined.

However, we now wish to *transform* those scores to a new scale. 72 points becomes 100 IQ points, and that 6 test points become 15 IQ points. It's a simple linear transform y = ax + b. 'a' and 'b' are determined by saying the mean is 100 and sigma is 15.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:55 AM (dvuhZ)

461 (happyfaceemoticon)

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:56 AM (kKHcp)

462 fuck, I really am a moron.
Which space?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 12:56 AM (kKHcp)

463 448 Why not just have one red shirt and recycle him through the replicator system endlessly?


Why not just have one crew on earth and send out replicator/transporter clones to do the dirty work?

Then Starfleet could claim that they'd never lost a single person in the line of duty.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 12:53 AM (YJmuy)




So, whatcha doin' with Arduinos?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

464 what a recruiting tool. sure you are gonna take some risks and may
even get killed, but worst case we grab a handful or atoms run em
through the whirlygig and you are good as new minus a couple of hours.
---
I think you then get into the problem of what happens to the soul/intellect.

Sure, The Enterprise gets another you, but it's not the you that died. Barring some extreme theological weirdness.

The 7th Day gave me nightmares for weeks the way everyone in the movie seemed to think the clones made them immortal and I'm like "Dude you spoke with your clone, that means it's not you that's living on!"

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 12:57 AM (ZbV+0)

465 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 12:43 AM (dvuhZ)


I see our problem. You're talking about the standard deviation of IQ in an absolute sense (number of IQ points), I was talking about it in a relative sense (percentage of the population).


We're saying the same thing. The confusion arises because the mean is 100, and so the absolute number of IQ points in the standard deviation is numerically the same as the percentage of the population.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 12:57 AM (oKE6c)

466 Methos, exactly.

If you're cloned, you get someone who looks like you, talks like you, thinks like you. But *you* still die.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:58 AM (ntObR)

467 so scotty basically had one of those really expensive dyson shop vacs and he stuck the hose into the vent and cycled himself around and around? if I understand you correctly.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:52 AM (vb33c)

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...

No.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 12:55 AM (bLnSU)




oh.




you sure?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:59 AM (vb33c)

468 Does Dyson even make shop vacs?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

469 So, whatcha doin' with Arduinos?

Apparently nothing worthwhile.

Trying to figure out why I can drive a working MCP23017 into meltdown (I've killed 6 so far) when wired how I think it should be, but not work at all and survive perfectly fine when wired according to random web posts.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (YJmuy)

470 Nite old blue

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (voOPb)

471 As I understand it, any halfway competent psychologist will tell you that the standard IQ test is a *very* limited, incomplete measure of intelligence.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (ntObR)

472 If you're cloned, you get someone who looks like you, talks like you, thinks like you. But *you* still die.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:58 AM (ntObR)


Amusing anecdote: leftists worried about scientists cloning King Tut's DNA, saying he wouldn't know anything about modern life.
Obviously, they hadn't thought that one through.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (oKE6c)

473 I got a heatsink called Thor's Hammer for an AMD 860K.

I'm going to try to run it on passive air. It has 7 heat pipes and weighs one and three-quarters pounds.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (bLnSU)

474 Methos, exactly.

If you're cloned, you get someone who looks like you, talks like you, thinks like you. But *you* still die.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:58 AM (ntObR)



yeah but "you" are atomized every time you transport somewhere.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:01 AM (vb33c)

475 you sure?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:59 AM (vb33c)


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...

Yes.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:01 AM (bLnSU)

476 Jay, LOL.

If the "new" Tut has actual memories of ancient Egypt... hoo boy. (I'm not worried though. He won't.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM (ntObR)

477 I suspect I have less education that 90% of y'all.
Posted by: irongrampa at December 22, 2015 12:33 AM

No idea if that is true, but I'll tell you from my perspective you are one of the most respected here.

Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM (o/90i)

478 Does Dyson even make shop vacs?
Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (EzgxV)



well according to Merovign they do, they are spherical, and spectacular.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM (vb33c)

479 Dyson no shop vac they have a unit designed for pet hair

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM (voOPb)

480 411
395: There is a huge gulf between "educated" and "credentialed".

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at December 22, 2015 12:42 AM (syGA0)


Had to relocate to my work desk. Yes, that's something that's absolutely not understood by a lot of people who really should know the difference, from employers on down to the average voter. A person can pass all the tests and get all of the certifications, but if they don't retain the knowledge well or have good instincts for what they do, they're still going to be a total train wreck.

Credentials, and even education itself, are not a substitute for competence and the capability to learn new competencies.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM (J+mig)

481 you sure?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 12:59 AM (vb33c)

...

...

...

Yes.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:01 AM (bLnSU)




huh. ok then if you say so.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (vb33c)

482 455 Man, I used to like to bowl. Too bad I was lousy to mediocre. My next door neighbor was a PBA pro for 2 years, made enough to go from town to town while waiting for sponsors.

I used to love to bowl too and wanted to be a pro bowler when I was a kid, problem was my hero was Mark Roth and I spent my formative years emulating his hellacious hook and screwed up my wrist, so no pba for me.


Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (iwLCN)

483 466 Methos, exactly.

If you're cloned, you get someone who looks like you, talks like you, thinks like you. But *you* still die.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:58 AM (ntObR)



Just imagine if you had a transporter with the original aluminium glitter overlay from the original series, but the source would writhe in pain and eventually crumble into dust....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

484 yeah but "you" are atomized every time you transport somewhere.

Give me dimensional folding any day. Just a twist of a few higher dimensions, instant gateway to your destination and no atoms scattered.

'Course, if the power cuts in transit you're still just as dead.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (YJmuy)

485 I'm going to try to run it on passive air. It has 7 heat pipes and weighs one and three-quarters pounds.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (9YDUz)

486 @477
Seconded.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (mUsVF)

487 476 Jay, LOL.

If the "new" Tut has actual memories of ancient Egypt... hoo boy. (I'm not worried though. He won't.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM (ntObR)



Guess some liberals think Assassin's Creed's Genetic Memory is real.

Posted by: buzzion at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (zt+N6)

488 *blinks as Pale Moon croaks for the first time*

Merovign good luck. You are making progress if you are sketching things out. Just keep chugging away. Or is that plugging away?

Until the 27th, if anyone really wants to try and read my random musings, Princess is available as a free download.

Golden Isis is available for purchase of course.
http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

And if anyone else wants to help keep me writing.
https://www.gofundme.com/8k4zdgw9

Thanks to everyone who has already contributed. The Horde rocks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:04 AM (nGyiN)

489 *In SWAG* (as opposed to "in theory," since it's not even a theory), a transporter records the entire state of information regarding *you*, including not just the structure but the *state* of all your atoms, and then transmits it as energy to another place.

I don't really use the word "impossible" when it comes to science, but I don't imagine that, if we ever get to the point where we solve the problem of instantaneous travel over distance, this will be the most efficient, effective, and practical way to do it.

I really do need to work on mys sentence length.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:04 AM (bLnSU)

490 y5, would love to see an episode on an eventual reboot of Trek, covering the invention and perfection of the transporter.

Bet some of those "glitches" got quite messy. ;-)

Also as I recall, someone actually asked Cecil Adams of "The Straight Dope" if teletransportaion a la Star Trek is theoretically possible. As I recall, Adams responded yes it is-- but it would take *so much* energy and time to do right, it's nowhere near feasible any time in the foreseeable future.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 01:04 AM (ntObR)

491 Ah, the old joke.
"How come I taught you everything I know, and you still don't know nothing?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 01:05 AM (9mTYi)

492 Give me dimensional folding any day. Just a twist of a few higher dimensions, instant gateway to your destination and no atoms scattered.

'Course, if the power cuts in transit you're still just as dead.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:03 AM (YJmuy)



dunno, I am kind of claustrophobic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:05 AM (vb33c)

493 >>>Methos, exactly.

If you're cloned, you get someone who looks like you, talks like you, thinks like you. But *you* still die.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 12:58 AM (ntObR)<<<


Sometimes you're the man in the box, sometimes you're the prestige.


Posted by: The Great Danton at December 22, 2015 01:05 AM (H9MG5)

494 Obliviin was a decent clone movie. I liked it better than Moon.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 22, 2015 01:05 AM (49UDy)

495 465: Oh yeah, gotcha. Make 1 point be 1 percent of the population. The definition of IQ score I remember made it seem that the width of 1 point was completely arbitrary.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 22, 2015 01:06 AM (dvuhZ)

496 The ultimate transporter malfunction caused Uhura to bare her midriff and Spock to grow a beard.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:07 AM (nGyiN)

497 one more time

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 01:07 AM (kKHcp)

498 Doh!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 01:07 AM (kKHcp)

499 Lions won, I'm a little tipsy and I managed to avoid being banhammered, so it's been a good night.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at December 22, 2015 01:08 AM (C3E0x)

500 In SWAG* (as opposed to "in theory," since it's not even a theory), a transporter records the entire state of information regarding *you*, including not just the structure but the *state* of all your atoms, and then transmits it as energy to another place.

I don't really use the word "impossible" when it comes to science, but I don't imagine that, if we ever get to the point where we solve the problem of instantaneous travel over distance, this will be the most efficient, effective, and practical way to do it.

I really do need to work on mys sentence length.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:04 AM (bLnSU)




really it is all about the heisenberg compensators. incidentally, I hear we have been allowing the chicoms to steal "flawed" copies of our heisenberg compensator designs that switch sex and or sexual orientation during transportation.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:08 AM (vb33c)

501 469 So, whatcha doin' with Arduinos?

Apparently nothing worthwhile.

Trying to figure out why I can drive a working MCP23017 into meltdown (I've killed 6 so far) when wired how I think it should be, but not work at all and survive perfectly fine when wired according to random web posts.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:00 AM (YJmuy)



Is it possible you're missing the resistors shown in the diagram here: http://tronixstuff.com/2011/08/26 /tutorial-maximising-your-arduinos-io-ports/

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

502 Merovign good luck. You are making progress if you are sketching things out. Just keep chugging away. Or is that plugging away?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:04 AM (nGyiN)


Thank you, you too!

I am doing less plugging than you for now, sadly. I need to get past the "having doldrums at all" thing and just be able to write every day, which I don't.

Unfortunately my medicines make me a dummy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:08 AM (bLnSU)

503 Had to go back and see this in context:

Has to be a good decent blog that will allow an Appalachian woods rat like yours truly to hang out.
I suspect I have less education that 90% of y'all.


If you graduated high school, as I suspect you did, you're more educated than a good number of today's college graduates.

It used to be you could graduate high school knowing Greek or Latin. Today's colleges are teaching remedial English.

Just because you weren't trained in an academic speciality doesn't mean you're not educated, sir!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:09 AM (YJmuy)

504 well according to Merovign they do, they are spherical, and spectacular.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM (vb33c)


Freeman Dyson, not James Dyson.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:09 AM (bLnSU)

505 Well morons food nite
Time to digest the .22 riffle question I put up
Good nite all
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 01:09 AM (voOPb)

506 396 Graduated almost 30 years ago.

Longwood had gone coed a few years before I got to college, so it was still about 80% female.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 22, 2015 12:35 AM (Z7G74)

oh right on
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 22, 2015 12:37 AM (AkOaV)

I wasn't a student at Longwood, but I did study a few Longwood coeds.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 22, 2015 01:10 AM (Z7G74)

507 y5, would love to see an episode on an eventual reboot of Trek, covering the invention and perfection of the transporter.

Bet some of those "glitches" got quite messy. ;-)

Also as I recall, someone actually asked Cecil Adams of "The Straight Dope" if teletransportaion a la Star Trek is theoretically possible. As I recall, Adams responded yes it is-- but it would take *so much* energy and time to do right, it's nowhere near feasible any time in the foreseeable future.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 01:04 AM (ntObR)



in one of the star treks I think scotty is talking about a transporter malfunction and he says "I don't know what it was but it didn't look human and it didn't live long."

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:10 AM (vb33c)

508 Struggling to make a happy face is not the thing to be doing while others are discussing intelligence.


But I did it!
/Holds out handful of poop

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 01:10 AM (kKHcp)

509 I wasn't a student at Longwood, but I did study a few Longwood coeds.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 22, 2015 01:10 AM (Z7G74)




Longwood ... is that a euphemism? Or braggadocio?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (oKE6c)

510 yeah but "you" are atomized every time you transport somewhere.
---
Your body is. "you" whether you think that's just intellect or a soul is, if you're lucky electric, and if not, some stuff not recognized by science.

I think that makes transporters basically impossible for anything alive (due to the complexity if electrical, or the inaccesibility if spirit). Most scifi I've seen that uses transporters kinda hope you don't think too long about that.

I suspect life would at best not survive such a process (even though it apparently can work for particles) and at worse I worry what might animate it at the other end if it 'works'.

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (ZbV+0)

511 Reading reading reading reading comments...

Sherry McEvil: ...Attention Horde, I may have to call for volunteers to fill the men quotient of mine oath....

* stops *

* ponders *

* goes and hugs the wife *

Posted by: mindful webworker - happily married, really!! at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (O+0DS)

512 And why kiddies does Star Trek have the transporter? Because Gene and the others did not have the budget to land a space ship every episode. Nor afford to lose all that time with landing and taking off.

Talk about a thorny technological piece of kudzu which then forced writers to get creative in disabling the thing to put the cast in danger.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (nGyiN)

513 Dyson no shop vac they have a unit designed for pet hair
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 01:02 AM

We've got one of the pet vacs, it's pretty good.

Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (o/90i)

514 Freeman Dyson, not James Dyson.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:09 AM (bLnSU)

which one is a neil degrasse relation?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:12 AM (vb33c)

515 Y5, try Star Trek the Motion Picture.

Voice, "Enterprise what we got back didn't live long. Thankfully."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:13 AM (nGyiN)

516 Holy shit! Space-X is the real deal. That other Blue Origin rocket that landed last month was pathetically sub-orbital. So was the Douglas one decades ago. Space-X just launched a real cargo to orbit, and landed the 1st stage without damage. It's true that Space-X blew up on their last launch, but all their other "failures" were only for landing the 1st stage. People were mocking them, but they were actually trying something new. And they still got their cargo to fucking ORBIT on those times. Something none of the others have accomplished even once. Now they've landed their 1st stage. I figure Elon Musk will have us visiting a space hotel within 20 years.

Posted by: Chris M at December 22, 2015 01:13 AM (6RZos)

517 514 Freeman Dyson, not James Dyson.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:09 AM (bLnSU)
which one is a neil degrasse relation?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:12 AM (vb33c)



Neither. That would be Leroy Dyson.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 01:13 AM (oKE6c)

518 Is it possible you're missing the resistors shown in the diagram here:
http://tronixstuff.com/2011/08/26
/tutorial-maximising-your-arduinos-io-ports/


Nope, got those.

I can scan the I2C bus just fine, and my devices show up (until I fry one).

I'm looking at the possibility that I got a bad batch that can't handle 5v like the spec sheets say, and can only do 3.3v input.

But to prove that, I need to figure out if I can make it work at all with the internal pull up resistors, which may mean negating my input logic. To do that I may have to rewrite a 40 element array.

Sorry to everyone who doesn't understand what I'm talking about. If I understood it I wouldn't be talking about it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:14 AM (YJmuy)

519 Your body is. "you" whether you think that's just intellect or a soul is, if you're lucky electric, and if not, some stuff not recognized by science.

I think that makes transporters basically impossible for anything alive (due to the complexity if electrical, or the inaccesibility if spirit). Most scifi I've seen that uses transporters kinda hope you don't think too long about that.

I suspect life would at best not survive such a process (even though it apparently can work for particles) and at worse I worry what might animate it at the other end if it 'works'.
Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (ZbV+0)



many of the star trek transporter problems are solved in the galaxy quest transporter.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:14 AM (vb33c)

520 In Star Trek, some cultures had "dimensional transporters," but they purportedly caused damage over time.

The long-lost (maybe) Iconians used them with no apparent damage, and could transport across the galaxy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:14 AM (bLnSU)

521 Give me dimensional folding any day. Just a twist of a few higher
dimensions, instant gateway to your destination and no atoms scattered.
---
Yeah but walking back from Pluto is a bitch

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 01:14 AM (ZbV+0)

522 Sherry, I'm a man take me a way
I'm ready for whatever you have planned

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 01:15 AM (voOPb)

523 Voice, "Enterprise what we got back didn't live long. Thankfully."
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:13 AM (nGyiN)


you the woman.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:15 AM (vb33c)

524 Merovign. Or Gary Seven and his assistant Isis.

I am sure you can bat out at least a short story or two. Past two days managed to write about 1,800 words, catch myself writing past tense, fix it, and keep writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:16 AM (nGyiN)

525 The ultimate transporter malfunction caused Uhura to bare her midriff and Spock to grow a beard.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Could have been worse.

Could have been the reverse.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 01:17 AM (9YDUz)

526 Yeah but walking back from Pluto is a bitch

No need to get Goofy.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:17 AM (YJmuy)

527 many of the star trek transporter problems are solved in the galaxy quest transporter.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:14 AM (vb33c)


"And it exploded."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:17 AM (bLnSU)

528 Good nite all
Be well
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 22, 2015 01:09 AM

You too MisHum. I'm thinking that might be a good idea. Long day here. J still ill and car troubles.

Such is life, tomorrow will be better.

Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 01:18 AM (o/90i)

529 512
And why kiddies does Star Trek have the transporter? Because Gene
and the others did not have the budget to land a space ship every
episode. Nor afford to lose all that time with landing and taking off.

Talk
about a thorny technological piece of kudzu which then forced writers
to get creative in disabling the thing to put the cast in danger.


Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (nGyiN)


That, and the shuttle prop was late being delivered when they were filming the first episode that needed a transition to a planetary surface. It was kind of a last-minute improvisation that took on a life of its own.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 01:18 AM (J+mig)

530 The ultimate transporter malfunction caused Uhura to bare her midriff and Spock to grow a beard.

Posted by: Anna Puma

Could have been worse.

Could have been the reverse.


Even in those days they couldn't have gotten away with Nichelle Nichols in just a merkin.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:20 AM (YJmuy)

531 I am sure you can bat out at least a short story or two. Past two days managed to write about 1,800 words, catch myself writing past tense, fix it, and keep writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:16 AM (nGyiN)


I'm getting better when I *do* write, but I'm writing less.

Too many other things going on. Will keep trying.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:20 AM (bLnSU)

532 Yep, calling it a night.

Good night Horde.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 22, 2015 01:20 AM (kKHcp)

533 518 Is it possible you're missing the resistors shown in the diagram here:
http://tronixstuff.com/2011/08/26
/tutorial-maximising-your-arduinos-io-ports/

Nope, got those.

I can scan the I2C bus just fine, and my devices show up (until I fry one).

I'm looking at the possibility that I got a bad batch that can't handle 5v like the spec sheets say, and can only do 3.3v input.

But to prove that, I need to figure out if I can make it work at all with the internal pull up resistors, which may mean negating my input logic. To do that I may have to rewrite a 40 element array.

Sorry to everyone who doesn't understand what I'm talking about. If I understood it I wouldn't be talking about it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:14 AM (YJmuy)




Wait -- which thing is getting melted? The attached devices or the MCP23017?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

534 It was kind of a last-minute improvisation that took on a life of its own.

Would it be safe to assume Doctor Who's TARDIS has sort of done the same? Supposedly the thing is a transporter, a workshop, a laboratory, a home, a dessert topping, a floor wax...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 01:21 AM (ntObR)

535 Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 01:17 AM (9YDUz)



There's a lot of days when I look at the state of the world and politics and wonder if I didn't somehow wake up in a Bearded Spock universe.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 01:21 AM (J+mig)

536 I wonder what weft was trying to say about the heatsink...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:22 AM (bLnSU)

537 Altogether, class

Star Trekin' through the universe~!
https://youtu.be/gi3Xt3Yjk14

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 01:23 AM (9YDUz)

538 @510 I think that makes transporters basically impossible for anything alive (due to the complexity if electrical, or the inaccesibility if spirit). Most scifi I've seen that uses transporters kinda hope you don't think too long about that.
-------------

Star Trek has made it clear that whenever a transporter is activated, the person in the beam is basically disintegrated. At the other end, something that should look and act just like them is constructed. Everything is presumably "okay" because viewers are led to believe that the same molecules are used, or something like that. But then we have episodes like the one in which Riker learned that he'd been inadvertently cloned following a nearly unsuccessful transport attempt years earlier.


That, of course, raises other issues. Need an army in a hurry? Well, I've got a really, really skilled soldier, and a *lot* of transporter pattern banks...

Posted by: junior at December 22, 2015 01:23 AM (aIiFP)

539 Wait -- which thing is getting melted? The attached devices or the MCP23017?
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------

Which reminds me. Are you stepping yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 01:25 AM (9mTYi)

540 Admiral Nogura starts banging his head into the pasticine desk while muttering, "Transporter malfunction, 3,000 Kirks, why does the universe hate me?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:25 AM (nGyiN)

541 In Star Trek people are still just people.

Do they use transporters to remove waste products from their bodies?

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 01:26 AM (MQEz6)

542 Wait -- which thing is getting melted? The attached devices or the MCP23017?

The MCP23017. All attached devices are fine and check out as fully operational.

Just had a thought, I need to check to make sure my ground reference is really ground on the input interface (the incredible melting chip).

I know it is everywhere else, But I don't remember if I checked that before for the inputs to this particular chip.

Unfortunately, I won't have the time or bench space to do that until Thursday. I can test everything else out of circuit, but that has to be done in circuit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:27 AM (YJmuy)

543 I wonder what weft was trying to say about the heatsink...
Posted by: Merovign
------------
Heat only flows in one direction.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 01:27 AM (9mTYi)

544
Steve Harvey was initially right, but the Filipino mafia immediately got to him.

Posted by: MSNNBC at December 22, 2015 01:28 AM (7wyDO)

545 I wonder what weft was trying to say about the heatsink...
Posted by: Merovign


On, on, on further review, review, review...

The officials ruled it Not that Funny, funny, funny....

Posted by: stripes in weft's head at December 22, 2015 01:28 AM (9YDUz)

546 Do they use transporters to remove waste products from their bodies?


Only if there's a Klingon ship nearby.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:28 AM (YJmuy)

547 Once you have holodecks why bother building starships?

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 01:29 AM (MQEz6)

548 eman, ask the Talosians how their entertainment system degenerated then. Oh wait Talos IV is still off limits.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:30 AM (nGyiN)

549 Picard would sometimes have the transporter remove a leg from Riker's chair.

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 01:33 AM (MQEz6)

550 Just watched the entire SpaceX thing.

I think my takeaway may be different from most others:

"Wow, perhaps the Millennial Generation isn't completely fucking useless, after all!"

Pretty cool stuff.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 22, 2015 01:34 AM (QWtgr)

551 >>>Once you have holodecks why bother building starships?

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 01:29 AM (MQEz6)<<<


You would not want to be in a holodeck after Lt. Barclay was in it. Would make being inside The Barrel seem like a day at the beach.

Posted by: The Great Danton at December 22, 2015 01:34 AM (H9MG5)

552 Is there anything better than cleaning up cat vomit? I'm pretty sure there isn't but thought I'd ask anyway.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 22, 2015 01:34 AM (B8JRQ)

553 Once you have holodecks why bother building starships?

Posted by: eman at December 22, 2015 01:29 AM (MQEz6)


I should invent a fictional species whose only explorers are basically "entertainment producers" who get sets and stories from around the galaxy to take home and create holodramas.

Well, almost only. One think I kind of hate about Star Trek is "species uniformity," all Klingons are aggressive and hostile, all Cardassians are officious and brutal, all Andorians are passionate and aggressive, etc.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:34 AM (bLnSU)

554
Longwood ... is that a euphemism? Or braggadocio?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 22, 2015 01:11 AM (oKE6c)


Longwood College (now University) is located in Farmville, VA and was one of the "teachers' colleges" in Virginia.

Had a couple of girlfriends that attended there.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 22, 2015 01:35 AM (Z7G74)

555 The prosecutor declined to indict the cops in the Sandra Bland case, cue BLM outrage 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 01:35 AM (kXoT0)

556 Adolph Hitler, Anne Frank, Salvador Allende, Elvis Presley, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy are alive and well, living in an apartment in Santiago, Chile, where they produced Full House and Seinfeld.

Posted by: MSNNBC at December 22, 2015 01:36 AM (7wyDO)

557 In re post 555, no, that is not the SJW/BLM issue that will cause me to need strong drink and loose men.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 01:36 AM (kXoT0)

558 @547 Once you have holodecks why bother building starships?
----------------

Because sometimes you want to go take a closer look at something that's a bit of a ways away, and hasn't been properly catalogued into the holodeck.

Posted by: junior at December 22, 2015 01:37 AM (aIiFP)

559 Wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBE8ocOkAQ

Posted by: rickl at December 22, 2015 01:37 AM (sdi6R)

560 Thelev the Andorian in Elaan of Troyius was not terribly aggressive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:37 AM (nGyiN)

561 Well, almost only. One think I kind of hate about Star Trek is "species
uniformity," all Klingons are aggressive and hostile, all Cardassians
are officious and brutal, all Andorians are passionate and aggressive,
etc.


Wow, never thought about it like that. 'Ol Gene was kind of racist against xeno-sentients.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:37 AM (YJmuy)

562 >>>Well, almost only. One think I kind of hate about Star Trek is "species uniformity," all Klingons are aggressive and hostile, all Cardassians are officious and brutal, all Andorians are passionate and aggressive, etc.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:34 AM (bLnSU)<<<



You take that back! **runs off sobbing**

Posted by: Worf's pajama boy son at December 22, 2015 01:40 AM (H9MG5)

563 @547 Once you have holodecks why bother building starships?
-------------------

In one setting I read about, humanity had uploaded itself into the planet and basically turned inward. Then an ancient space probe found another species that appeared to be similarly advanced. Instead of building a starship, they moved the entire planet to go meet the other species.

Posted by: junior at December 22, 2015 01:41 AM (aIiFP)

564 Thelev the Andorian in Elaan of Troyius was not terribly aggressive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:37 AM (nGyiN)


Hur?

Wasn't Thelev the Orion disguised as an Andorian in Journey to Babel? Who stabbed Kirk?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:41 AM (bLnSU)

565 539 Wait -- which thing is getting melted? The attached devices or the MCP23017?
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------

Which reminds me. Are you stepping yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 22, 2015 01:25 AM (9mTYi)




I got a pi to directly control an L298-based interface board to drive a salvaged (no datasheet) 12V stepper two full revolutions clockwise using Python (which I've previously never used) GPIO libraries. Unfortunately, trying to rotate it counter-clockwise just resulted in feeble twitches. Despite it not demonstrating full mastery, I was feeling pretty good about this (particularly keeping the 3.3V, 5V, and 12V from mixing it up). Then the holidays happened. I've got some ideas to build on this success in January -- (1) offload control to an Arduino -- throwing a GUI can add random time delays; (2) use the 6-wire motor in 6-wire mode (instead of bridging it to the 4 connections off the L29; (3) make sure that any 3.3V logic gets bumped to 5V when necessary; and (4) making sure I'm not doing a 1-2-4-3 on the motor. I anticipate that one, or more, will improve things to a useful level.



I have to use a separate L298 board instead of a shield because I'll be driving 25V motors in my laser cutter and the shield tops out at 12V.



Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 01:42 AM (EzgxV)

566 Wow, never thought about it like that. 'Ol Gene was kind of racist against xeno-sentients.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:37 AM (YJmuy)


I think it was more lazy-racist than angry-racist, though.

It's a "dumb writer's trick" to criticize some aspect of human personality by stereotyping the crap out of a culture.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:42 AM (bLnSU)

567 Internet Posting 101:

Rule 1: Do Not Piss Off The Barkeepers (moderators) For They Are Subtle And Quick To Anger (or something like that).

Rule 2: If you manage to piss off a barkeeper, apologize quickly, profusely, and without reservation.

Rule 3: Barkeepers really do try very hard to NOT get pissed off by all you bozo anonymous posters. If you piss them off, you are very, very, very probably in the wrong. In which case, see Rule 2.

Posted by: filbert at December 21, 2015 11:48 PM (s5o+q)


Why didn't you post the obvious Rule 4, there:

You have to kiss the ground 5 times a day and thank the barkeepers for letting you continue to exist, because they are great and powerful.

Gifts of tribute every so often are probably also advised ....

Sheesh.

Posted by: Mike Tyson at December 22, 2015 01:43 AM (zc3Db)

568 Damn that sock!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 22, 2015 01:43 AM (zc3Db)

569 Longwood used to be an all girl school if I remember right.
And they were about 90% smokin' hawt, too.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 01:44 AM (mUsVF)

570 Posted by: junior at December 22, 2015 01:23 AM (aIiFP)



Given McCoy's famous disdain for transporters, I always figured that what was being transmitted with a transporter wasn't the exact matter and energy of a person, but a digitized blueprint for how to build that person exactly as they were at the time they were destructively scanned into the system. How you transmit that information would probably follow some of the same rules as modern networking, with the card on the receiving end sending a confirmation to the card on the sending end when it's received all of the packets.



In this case, the crazy weather phenomenon timed itself so that the ship received enough to rebuild Riker with minimal data corruption, but the surface station never received the confirmation signal. I'd also imagine that Starfleet would build their systems with failsafes, so that in the event of transmission loss, you'd be rebuilt at the sending station. In this once instance, it created a duplicate.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 01:44 AM (J+mig)

571 Longwood used to be an all girl school if I remember right.
And they were about 90% smokin' hawt, too.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 01:44 AM (mUsVF)


Hence, the name.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 22, 2015 01:45 AM (zc3Db)

572 Yep Thelev is the Orion spy... the mincing Petri... wasn't he an Andorian?

Perhaps this is a hint I should go to bed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:46 AM (nGyiN)

573 I think it was more lazy-racist than angry-racist, though.

It's a "dumb writer's trick" to criticize some aspect of human personality by stereotyping the crap out of a culture.


What you say is most likely the case, and it spoils all my fun.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:47 AM (YJmuy)

574 Wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBE8ocOkAQ
Posted by: rickl at December 22, 2015 01:37 AM (sdi6R)


meh, its no transporter, not even a jason stratham.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 22, 2015 01:48 AM (vb33c)

575 Do they use transporters to remove waste products from their bodies?
---
They have showers. And men are still men so...

Anyway, all that stuff goes into the replicator system, which, as I understand it, separates everything into its component atoms and stores those atoms somewhere until they're needed.

At least they mentioned the atom bins one time when someone asked where the food and synthahol came from. I don't know whay they wouldn't turn the atoms into energy and store the energy in the infinite (unless the plot demands otherwise) capacity in their dilithium batteries.
---
That, of course, raises other issues. Need an army in a hurry? Well,
I've got a really, really skilled soldier, and a *lot* of transporter
pattern banks...

---
Yeah, ST makes the law of conservation of matter and energy cry. There's a buttload of power needed from somewhere to make Riker #2 accident or otherwise.

Late in DS9 they mined the wormhole by surrounding it in self-replicating, cloaked mines, which sound awesome until you figure those most have been running on solar panels somehow.

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 01:49 AM (ZbV+0)

576 the mincing Petri... wasn't he an Andorian?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:46 AM (nGyiN)


Erm, nope. Troyian.

He was kind of aqua-colored, thus the confusion. No antennae.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:51 AM (bLnSU)

577 Once you have holodecks why bother building starships?
---
Or more to the point, why ever go to Riza?

Posted by: Methos at December 22, 2015 01:51 AM (ZbV+0)

578 Picard mistakenly saying "Lt. Broccoli."

Best Trek line ever.

And with that, I retire to mine holodeck.

Good night, Gracies! Happy "daytime finally start getting longer again" day.

Posted by: mindful webworker - zzzzzz at December 22, 2015 01:51 AM (O+0DS)

579 Or more to the point, why ever go to Riza?

The difference between diet and regular soda.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:52 AM (YJmuy)

580 579
Or more to the point, why ever go to Riza?

The difference between diet and regular soda.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:52 AM (YJmuy)


Because you never have to say "disengage censorship protocols" or pay for the premium edition upgrade?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 01:52 AM (J+mig)

581 Because you never have to say "disengage censorship protocols" or pay for the premium edition upgrade?

'Zactly.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:53 AM (YJmuy)

582 550 Just watched the entire SpaceX thing.

I think my takeaway may be different from most others:

"Wow, perhaps the Millennial Generation isn't completely fucking useless, after all!"

Pretty cool stuff.


It is pretty cool, but Musk is a gen x'er, not that my also being a gen x'er and wanting to vicariously take credit for his accomplishment has anything to do with pointing this out of course.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 22, 2015 01:53 AM (iwLCN)

583 542 Wait -- which thing is getting melted? The attached devices or the MCP23017?

The MCP23017. All attached devices are fine and check out as fully operational.

Just had a thought, I need to check to make sure my ground reference is really ground on the input interface (the incredible melting chip).

I know it is everywhere else, But I don't remember if I checked that before for the inputs to this particular chip.

Unfortunately, I won't have the time or bench space to do that until Thursday. I can test everything else out of circuit, but that has to be done in circuit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 01:27 AM (YJmuy)



If the MCP23017 is frying, the obvious first thing to do is to verify that the power to it is good; next would be to ensure that none of the logic is exposed to raw voltage outside its parameters. After that, ensure that it is not exposed to excessive current flow.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

584 Once you have holodecks why bother building starships?

Posted by: eman


"Once you have video games, why bother with the war."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 01:54 AM (9YDUz)

585 all Cardassians are officious and brutal
---
Well that's just the ones you know about because they run shit. Some of us are subtle. And good friends to have.

Posted by: Garak at December 22, 2015 01:54 AM (ZbV+0)

586 Star Trek had a lot of "actual magic magic" as opposed to "sufficiently advanced technology magic."

It's kind of okay to have advanced alien visitors do that, but the everyday stuff on the show that you constantly fail to explain? Awkward.

I admit you have to tell a story and you can't explain everything, so there's that. But they did it a *lot*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 22, 2015 01:54 AM (bLnSU)

587 Is there anything better than cleaning up cat vomit? I'm pretty sure there isn't but thought I'd ask anyway.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 22, 2015 01:34 AM

Well hell yeah. I've been cleaning puppy poop recently. Much easier to grab up and very little sticks to the carpet.

Wife has been sick and they are all off schedule. We can put them out, but the pup is being a BIG problem.

Hope J gets better soon, not just cause of the dogs. This flu like thing is going on 4 days.

She has a regular apt w/ doc on Wed so hopefully she will be better or he can figure it out.

Posted by: Farmer at December 22, 2015 01:56 AM (o/90i)

588 That was another widget Next Generation managed to abuse and twist like a pretzel. The Animated Series holodeck.

For example telling it to recreate Paris on a specific day for Piccard because he is about to meet an old flame and wants to relive how he screwed things up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 01:56 AM (nGyiN)

589 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at December 22, 2015 12:12 AM (kXoT0)

tulsa is one my favorite cities. lived there from january 2007 to november 2011

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 22, 2015 01:59 AM (37AF4)

590 It is pretty cool, but Musk is a gen x'er, not that
my also being a gen x'er and wanting to vicariously take credit for his
accomplishment has anything to do with pointing this out of course.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 22, 2015 01:53 AM (iwLCN)


A lot of the people that helped design, build, and operate the thing for him are Millenials, though. I'm a late X myself, turned 18 a few months before the millenium rolled over, but I work with a lot of millenials. While the Social Justice Puritan types that inhabit the college campuses grab all of the headlines, most of them are just regular people stumbling through life and slowly shaking off the bad ideas the public school system put into their heads.

This generation ain't a lost cause, and time and experience will make a lot of improvements in most of 'em.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 02:00 AM (J+mig)

591 Fallout Shelter - Time to put the pregnant woman back into strength training! Climb that rope!

Posted by: junior at December 22, 2015 02:00 AM (aIiFP)

592 If the MCP23017 is frying, the obvious first thing to do is to verify
that the power to it is good; next would be to ensure that none of the
logic is exposed to raw voltage outside its parameters. After that,
ensure that it is not exposed to excessive current flow.


That's why I need to get my breadboard back into the larger circuit. It's supposed to be getting 5v, which the spec sheet says it's able to tolerate.

I need to make sure that what I think is the ground reference for that 5v really is, and that there's no "stray" voltages roaming around.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 02:00 AM (YJmuy)

593 @586 I admit you have to tell a story and you can't explain everything, so there's that. But they did it a *lot*.
------------------

You mean to tell me that reversing the polarity doesn't solve at least 75% of all tech-related problems?

Posted by: junior at December 22, 2015 02:02 AM (aIiFP)

594

You mean to tell me that reversing the polarity doesn't solve at least 75% of all tech-related problems?


Sometimes, you have to cross-circuit to B ...

Posted by: Arbalest at December 22, 2015 02:04 AM (FlRtG)

595 You mean to tell me that reversing the polarity doesn't solve at least 75% of all tech-related problems?



Posted by: junior at December 22, 2015 02:02 AM (aIiFP)


If by solve, you mean "cause it to release the magic smoke", then it works just fine.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 02:05 AM (J+mig)

596 G'night everyone.

Have to stumble through 8 hours of work tomorrow.

Plus a lunch meeting!

At least it's at a barbecue joint.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 02:06 AM (YJmuy)

597 How do you BBQ a joint?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 02:06 AM (nGyiN)

598 597
How do you BBQ a joint?


Posted by: Anna Puma at December 22, 2015 02:06 AM (nGyiN)


They come in BBQ flavor now?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 02:08 AM (J+mig)

599
592 If the MCP23017 is frying, the obvious first thing to do is to verify
that the power to it is good; next would be to ensure that none of the
logic is exposed to raw voltage outside its parameters. After that,
ensure that it is not exposed to excessive current flow.

That's why I need to get my breadboard back into the larger circuit. It's supposed to be getting 5v, which the spec sheet says it's able to tolerate.

I need to make sure that what I think is the ground reference for that 5v really is, and that there's no "stray" voltages roaming around.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 22, 2015 02:00 AM (YJmuy)



(A) What's the larger circuit? and (B) are you pulling voltages from some larger widget, or from something like wall warts? -- 'cause if it's from two different wall warts, ground might not be ground [in memory of Keith Relf].

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

600 597 How do you BBQ a joint?
Posted by: Anna Puma


Cheat on me muthafucka and I'll show yo ass!

Posted by: That crazy chick from TLC at December 22, 2015 02:13 AM (mUsVF)

601 Calling it a night everybody. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 22, 2015 02:16 AM (ntObR)

602 How do you BBQ a joint?
Posted by: Anna Puma


You wait until the east coasters wake up and tell you YUR DOING IT RONG.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 22, 2015 02:18 AM (9YDUz)

603 559 Wow.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBE8ocOkAQ


totally awesome.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 22, 2015 02:19 AM (o78gS)

604 I think it's dead, Jim.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 02:24 AM (mUsVF)

605 I think it's dead, Jim.

Kewl! You steal its tricorder. I'll go for its wallet!

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at December 22, 2015 02:25 AM (oZKRQ)

606 Dibs on the sonic screwdriver.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 02:31 AM (RXfvh)

607 BRAAAAAIINS!!!!

Posted by: Zombies at December 22, 2015 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

608 I ain't no ways tahd.

Posted by: Hillary! at December 22, 2015 02:35 AM (EzgxV)

609 So, I spent a decent portion of the day walking the neighborhood looking for my neighbor's dog. I heard them outside calling her, so threw on my slaps & went out to help look.

How far could she go? She's about 8 pounds, and only has 3 three legs!
After a couple hours, nothing. I finally dragged Tucker's tired, lifeless body into the house, had a beer, then went out for round two.
I thought I should check that major road not too far away for a carcass.
Luckily, I got about 3 houses away, when a lady stopped "are you looking for a little dog?" Luckily, the little shit made it all the way to said major road, but walked right in to the caddilac dealership. A sweetheart there to her to the vet a few blocks away, and she was in there just soaking up all the attention.

Gotta love a happy ending.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 02:36 AM (mUsVF)

610 604 I think it's dead, Jim.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 02:24 AM (mUsVF)



It shouldn't take any exception to us going through its pockets then, should it?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:36 AM (EzgxV)

611 "It atrocious" said Ay Cy Cliit. Having made Oberlin her home 5000 miles away from where she was born. She says she was more steamed than the chicken. Angered at the drip of General Tso's sauce tinged with years of racism. She took the only action to her in the repressive US society. She began to picket and compare this to previous atrocities.

"My grandmother spent years tied over a barrel servicing 70 Japanese servicemen a day. This chicken is an insult to her memory. They are raping me just as they raped and humiliated her.. I speak for all those who's mouths were fouled by this patriarchal, misogynistic chicken of hate"

Steamed is right. And it appears the Oberlin faculty will be in trouble. Deep fried trouble.

Posted by: Mythx at December 22, 2015 02:38 AM (uBSn/)

612 609 So, I spent a decent portion of the day walking the neighborhood looking for my neighbor's dog. I heard them outside calling her, so threw on my slaps & went out to help look.

How far could she go? She's about 8 pounds, and only has 3 three legs!
After a couple hours, nothing. I finally dragged Tucker's tired, lifeless body into the house, had a beer, then went out for round two.
I thought I should check that major road not too far away for a carcass.
Luckily, I got about 3 houses away, when a lady stopped "are you looking for a little dog?" Luckily, the little shit made it all the way to said major road, but walked right in to the caddilac dealership. A sweetheart there to her to the vet a few blocks away, and she was in there just soaking up all the attention.

Gotta love a happy ending.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 02:36 AM (mUsVF)



It's a Christmas miracle, if you let it be one.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

613 606 Dibs on the sonic screwdriver.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 02:31 AM (RXfvh)



Do those auto-tune cellos?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:40 AM (EzgxV)

614 I think the Christmas Miracle is the fact that the Chinese restaurant around the corner closed last year...

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 02:41 AM (mUsVF)

615 You would think Ikea would have done a little bit of research before offering this product.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zz58edp

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 22, 2015 02:43 AM (WVsWD)

616
Do those auto-tune cellos?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:40 AM (EzgxV)


No, but they do a bang-up job of repelling violists.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 02:47 AM (RXfvh)

617 As part of the ongoing security clampdown at Casa de Cthulhu, we've gone to whitelist on all forms of communication -- we don't pick up phone calls from numbers we don't know, we shitcan mail from unrecognized addresses, we aggressively filter emails.....and Christmas cards have been interesting.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

618 616
Do those auto-tune cellos?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:40 AM (EzgxV)


No, but they do a bang-up job of repelling violists.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 02:47 AM (RXfvh)



So, you're saying that having one would reduce your risk from sax and violins?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:54 AM (EzgxV)

619 The greatest sax riff is Garth Hudson playing soprano sax on The Band's "It Makes No Difference." Not even close.

Posted by: Valentine Smith at December 22, 2015 02:57 AM (6wlhf)

620 614 I think the Christmas Miracle is the fact that the Chinese restaurant around the corner closed last year...

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 02:41 AM (mUsVF)



Still trying to figure this out.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 02:58 AM (EzgxV)

621 No. You see, the violins are inherent in the system.


And really, there is nothing wrong with protected sax.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 02:58 AM (RXfvh)

622 Night all.


Here is "How heavy this axe" by The Sword:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9KbmRTgigQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 22, 2015 03:04 AM (Z8xbi)

623 Chinese restaurant, lost dog roaming the streets, Kung Pao "chicken"...

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 03:07 AM (mUsVF)

624 621 No. You see, the violins are inherent in the system.


And really, there is nothing wrong with protected sax.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 02:58 AM (RXfvh)



O RLY? Can you explain "just blow me" in context with "protected sax"?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:07 AM (EzgxV)

625 623 Chinese restaurant, lost dog roaming the streets, Kung Pao "chicken"...

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 03:07 AM (mUsVF)



Oh, you expected the Chinese place to be serving up tucker.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:08 AM (EzgxV)

626 Think of it along the lines of "protected wetlands," and you'll have the general tenor of the explanation.

Posted by: Piercello at December 22, 2015 03:08 AM (RXfvh)

627 Mornin'.

That article on "Baker Street" was really interesting. I'm a nerd for that kind of stuff. The '68 Steve Marcus jazz fusion obscurity sure as hell sounds like the "Baker Street" riff to me. Not sure how a British saxophonist managed to come across it, but the resemblance is undeniable.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 22, 2015 03:15 AM (HMt16)

628 Not tucker, Maya. The 3 legged pup from next door.

Posted by: The Least Interesting Man In The World at December 22, 2015 03:16 AM (mUsVF)

629 627 Mornin'.

That article on "Baker Street" was really interesting. I'm a nerd for that kind of stuff. The '68 Steve Marcus jazz fusion obscurity sure as hell sounds like the "Baker Street" riff to me. Not sure how a British saxophonist managed to come across it, but the resemblance is undeniable.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 22, 2015 03:15 AM (HMt16)



That the composer conveniently had a recording of the same riff on guitar recorded in the studio prior to the sax in question can be disregarded because.............?

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

630 That the composer conveniently had a recording of the same riff on guitar recorded in the studio prior to the sax in question can be disregarded because.............?


OK, not sure how a British singer-songwriter managed to come across such an obscurity.

Point still stands, the riff was stolen.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 22, 2015 03:19 AM (HMt16)

631 Gerry Rafferty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXW-sL5gzHQ

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

632 O RLY? Can you explain "just blow me" in context with "protected sax"?

As I understand it ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcq_xLi2NGo

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at December 22, 2015 03:21 AM (oZKRQ)

633 Lost my doggie today. He was my friend and companion for a long time. I am so very sad. Thanks for being here as I can't sleep.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:25 AM (P+I7L)

634 631 Gerry Rafferty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXW-sL5gzHQ

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:19 AM (EzgxV)



Note that Gerry and the bassist are the only two without headphones. This particular era of pop was largely generated in the control room by manipulating what other musicians each instrumentalist was playing along with.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:26 AM (EzgxV)

635 633 Lost my doggie today. He was my friend and companion for a long time. I am so very sad. Thanks for being here as I can't sleep.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:25 AM (P+I7L)



Very sorry for your loss. What type of doggie was he? What was his name?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

636 Thank you. He was a Chiweenie (half chihuahua/half weenie dog). His name was Boo Radley.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:35 AM (P+I7L)

637 AnnaS -

Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at December 22, 2015 03:36 AM (oZKRQ)

638 The Gerry Rafferty ONT theme -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vTnff0pkgs

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:37 AM (EzgxV)

639 636 Thank you. He was a Chiweenie (half chihuahua/half weenie dog). His name was Boo Radley.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:35 AM (P+I7L)



Sounds like quite the cutie. What happened to him?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:39 AM (EzgxV)

640 For those who don't know where Gerry came from -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DohRa9lsx0Q

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:43 AM (EzgxV)

641 ....and off on a tangent..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgUw6t3b6oE

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:47 AM (EzgxV)

642 He had a bowel problem that the vet had been treating for awhile. He was doing pretty good but got peritonitis and sepsis. He just went down so fast in one day. I guess we are never prepared to lose our pets. They are our family. I miss him so much already.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:48 AM (P+I7L)

643 Hello insomnia my old friend...

Posted by: StrawMan at December 22, 2015 03:51 AM (HHE0Z)

644 Laurie Penny on television picking her nose and eating it:

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

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 22, 2015 03:53 AM (iQIUe)

645 642 He had a bowel problem that the vet had been treating for awhile. He was doing pretty good but got peritonitis and sepsis. He just went down so fast in one day. I guess we are never prepared to lose our pets. They are our family. I miss him so much already.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:48 AM (P+I7L)



It hurts just reading it, AnnaS. I can only imagine the surprise and impact. I'm so sorry.



So, let's turn things around a bit. When you think of little Boo, what was your third fondest memory?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:53 AM (EzgxV)

646 He had this green ball with feet. As long as you would throw it, he would fetch it. You would be a skeleton on a park bench before he ever tired of running after that ball!

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:57 AM (P+I7L)

647 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_lQ0H4zZEA



Don't think I consider 70s/80s Tull to be their best period just because.....oh, hell, who am I kidding?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 03:58 AM (EzgxV)

648
For a long time after losing my dog, I found myself reaching out to pet him. He liked to sit at my feet and I liked to feel him against my leg.

You never do forget them. So sorry about Boo, Anna.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 22, 2015 03:59 AM (iQIUe)

649 What would your Doggeh want? Would he want you to grieve that he is gone or be happy that he was there?

Some will disagree but I say get your behind down to the local Pet Shelter and give another Doggeh a for ever home in the morning.

2 Days before Christmas. What a Gift that would be.

Posted by: Tim in Illinios Old and Unimproved but reduced in Price. at December 22, 2015 04:03 AM (WVsWD)

650 646 He had this green ball with feet. As long as you would throw it, he would fetch it. You would be a skeleton on a park bench before he ever tired of running after that ball!

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 03:57 AM (P+I7L)



Green ball with feet??? That leads to odd mental pictures. Can you describe it a little more thoroughly?



And that's a sweet memory. On a park bench, Boo dropping the ball at your feet -- ready for another go.



So, let's double-down -- what's your second fondest memory of Boo?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 04:05 AM (EzgxV)

651 Thank you Bruce. I know I will look for him everywhere. I'm sorry about your doggie as well. Boo always sat in my chair too. He jumped in the pool after his green ball once-- forgetting he couldn't swim. Had to jump in after him :-)

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 04:06 AM (P+I7L)

652 Best memory of Boo--bringing him home as a baby doggie. He was so tiny, he fit in my purse.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 04:13 AM (P+I7L)

653 652 Best memory of Boo--bringing him home as a baby doggie. He was so tiny, he fit in my purse.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 04:13 AM (P+I7L)



You're jumping ahead -- but you've probably seen through my scheme.



I hope your night is filled with pleasant memories and smiles, and that sleep brings you dreams of better times.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 04:16 AM (EzgxV)

654 The green rubber ball has little feet.:-) I will always smile when I see it. He loved that ball!

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 04:18 AM (P+I7L)

655 Thank you for letting me talk about him. It helps. Makes me cry, but helps.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 04:19 AM (P+I7L)

656 655 Thank you for letting me talk about him. It helps. Makes me cry, but helps.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 22, 2015 04:19 AM (P+I7L)



There is no "letting me" involved. Humans and dogs have evolved together for millennia -- we are meant to love each other. Tell The Horde of happy times until you dream of them.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 04:35 AM (EzgxV)

657 Running late,
Have a great day horde

Posted by: Skip at December 22, 2015 04:37 AM (k0xxN)

658 Up for work. The ONT crowd is slacking.

No one swiped Magnolia Thunderpussy for a nic?

Posted by: Golfman at December 22, 2015 04:37 AM (Q9cjM)

659 Sorry for your loss of Boo, AnnaS.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 22, 2015 04:37 AM (pp7ze)

660 Sad about Boo annas. The Lord blesses us with time with pets. The good sure outweighs the bad.

Posted by: Golfman at December 22, 2015 04:45 AM (Q9cjM)

661 Animals are human.

Humans are animals.

I can't explain the dichotomy, now I just embrace it. God bless every quote animal unquote that has been kind enough to let me be in their life.

Posted by: HORTA CRAP at December 22, 2015 04:53 AM (3BWAw)

662 In before Vic!

Course I had to stay up all night to do so. And was expected to do work at my job so I couldn't play in the ONT either. Boo.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at December 22, 2015 04:55 AM (F9322)

663 G'night AnnaS, sleep sweetly. Dream happy dreams of fond memories.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 04:57 AM (EzgxV)

664 Tull, free-flying in their prime -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2snYD_lRAGk

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 05:01 AM (EzgxV)

665 Same concert....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG-9FSzZKGs

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 05:03 AM (EzgxV)

666 ....and...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEs3FRZP4ns

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 05:03 AM (EzgxV)

667 My X wife's maiden name was Tull.



Yes she is a bitch.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 22, 2015 05:12 AM (jJRIy)

668 When it rains all night your pool fills up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 22, 2015 05:13 AM (jJRIy)

669 667 My X wife's maiden name was Tull.



Yes she is a bitch.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 22, 2015 05:12 AM (jJRIy)



Jethro Tull was the inventor of the seed drill.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 05:16 AM (EzgxV)

670 667 My X wife's maiden name was Tull.



Yes she is a bitch.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 22, 2015 05:12 AM (jJRIy)




Mind you, it's not a good sign when the most famous owner of a family name is "Jethro".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 22, 2015 05:18 AM (EzgxV)

671 Ha ha.


My wife's family woke up after their first cousin left them Coke stock in 1910.



To this day they still think they are rocket scientist.











Posted by: Nip Sip at December 22, 2015 05:23 AM (jJRIy)

672 *Whack*

Posted by: Leroy Jethro Gibbs at December 22, 2015 05:25 AM (pp7ze)

673 I'd like to go wandering over that mountain range with the peak that Norway is giving to Finland.

i could get detained in two foreign languages!

Posted by: fluffy at December 22, 2015 06:05 AM (AfsKp)

674 Come on babe it's just the tip.

Posted by: Norway at December 22, 2015 06:17 AM (pp7ze)

675 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 22, 2015 06:17 AM (ptqRm)

676 Good morning VIA.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 22, 2015 06:19 AM (pp7ze)

677 "General Tso's Chicken" is as authentically Chinese as Macaroni and Cheese, or Latke's.

A simple search of wiki will confirm this. Whether the chicken is fried, boiled, steamed, microwaved, or omitted completely does not change the "ethnic authenticity" of the dish.

Why do liberals make it so easy to show that they are imbeciles?

Posted by: RobM1981 at December 22, 2015 06:20 AM (zurJC)

678 After clocking in four homicides the day before, B'mores overnights appear to show a quiet day and evening.

So we hold at #336 for now.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 22, 2015 06:22 AM (ptqRm)

679 Well time to do end of shift cleanup.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 22, 2015 06:25 AM (pp7ze)

680 Why do liberals make it so easy to show that they are imbeciles?

Posted by: RobM1981 at December 22, 2015 06:20 AM (zurJC)


Because they are actually imbeciles, thus their attempts to appear smart make them look even stupider.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 06:26 AM (J+mig)

681 So the gun grabber letter writer to the NYT in 1901 was just as well informed and cogent as his wannabe "Assault rifle" banning brethren in 2015, thinking that banning revolvers would have stopped John Wilkes Booth, who used a SINGLE SHOT cap and ball pistol to shoot Lincoln.

I wonder if he was an ancestor to Babs "Ma'am" Boxer?

Posted by: VelvetElvis at December 22, 2015 06:30 AM (hleDf)

682 Cultural mis-appropriation?

My hummus is a big hit at parties and it has lots of fried chicken in there, and no chickpeas.

Posted by: Darth Strewn at December 22, 2015 06:33 AM (QdAXQ)

683
Good morning, rape-shifters.

So, evidently yesterday evening there was some sort of unidentified substance at a Kohl's in Secaucus, NJ that made people sick (choking and vomiting).

I was thinking zombie Helen Thomas traipsing about in a thong, but recall the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attack by followers of some freak named Shoko Asahara (sp).

Now that we are naked and exposed thanks to fundamental transformation, this shit is bound to get more real than San Berdoo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 22, 2015 06:34 AM (uRmWf)

684 681. I came through 680 posts to make exactly that point, practically word for word.

Wow. *shudder*

(God, I love this blog.)

Posted by: Barry at December 22, 2015 06:35 AM (QolCq)

685 (God, I love this blog.)

Posted by: Barry at December 22, 2015 06:35 AM (QolCq)


Lot of times, I feel like this is one of the few places in the world that still makes any sense (virtual or real).

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 06:36 AM (J+mig)

686 Tokyo was damn lucky in those attacks.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at December 22, 2015 06:38 AM (pp7ze)

687 The damn Democrats are simply smarter than our guys. We're not losing to them because they have more voters, we're losing to them, on every front, because they are simply smarter. and more ruthless. There must be a lesson in this somewhere. Maybe we would have a better chance at straightening this wicked shit out if we all became Democrats! We could work within the party to destroy it, kind of like the Dems are doing to America?

Posted by: goon at December 22, 2015 06:39 AM (gy5kE)

688 Posted by: Barry at December 22, 2015 06:35 AM (QolCq)

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 22, 2015 06:36 AM (J+mig)


Little by little, I have whittled my go-to sites to here, Breitbart, Weasel Zippers, Gateway, American Thinker and PJ Media. AND - CutJibNewsletter.com

Everything else has let me down or just does not have the heft it may have had or promised to develop.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 22, 2015 06:39 AM (uRmWf)

689 Blog? No wonder I've been struggling. Thought this was the longest Florida Property Management Certification Test ever. Been at it since midnight and don't think I've got one answer correct yet.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at December 22, 2015 06:41 AM (22uju)

690 I just come here to read the articles.

I never look at the pictures.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 22, 2015 06:41 AM (ptqRm)

691 687 Posted by: goon at December 22, 2015 06:39 AM (gy5kE)


Here's where Trump has cracked the code. He is as loud, crass, boorish and outrageous in his comments as the Democrats - with the exception that his comments are backed up by, what's the word? TRUTH.

It also helps that the Leftists have the media, academia and a sham opposition party in the GOP, the Potemkin Patriot Party.

But truth will out, especially when manifested in an appropriate agent. This being Trump.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 22, 2015 06:42 AM (uRmWf)

692 Dear Ace Forum,

I never thought I would be writing to say....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 22, 2015 06:42 AM (ptqRm)

693 Blowed a fuse at the beach house which caused the smoke detector low battery alarm to go off at 3am.

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 06:44 AM (IPirI)

694 692 Dear Ace Forum,

I never thought I would be writing to say....
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 22, 2015 06:42 AM (ptqRm)


The Penthouse Forum was almost as good as the split beaver shots, and Guccione's consistent use of the halo-effect and large beaded necklaces.

**wistful sigh of teenage boners past**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 22, 2015 06:45 AM (uRmWf)

695 EMT!

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at December 22, 2015 06:46 AM (bPXBn)

696 Yeah, it is fun having the Donald out there making their eyes bleed, but God, I just don't want to believe that this is the best that we can do. I guess it's the speed of things that troubles me about politicians today. They are simply not up to the task of making correct decisions in the time available, and it wouldn't take much of a mistake to really get things redhot, for like a thousand years.

Posted by: goon at December 22, 2015 06:46 AM (gy5kE)

697 Blowed a fuse at the beach house which caused the smoke detector low battery alarm to go off at 3am.


Posted by: Weasel

Does blowed a fuse mean what I think it means?
Hell, if you can set off a smoke detector, be proud!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 22, 2015 06:47 AM (8ikIW)

698 But truth will out, especially when manifested in an appropriate agent. This being Trump.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 22, 2015 06:42 AM


The truth is not always pretty, JJ.

I doubt there's a single one of us who wouldn't prefer that what Teh Donald is saying were unnecessary. Unfortunately, Choom Boy has achieved at least part of his "fundamental transformation," and we therefore need a solid dose of what Trump is putting out there to (maybe) get us back on the rails.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 22, 2015 06:47 AM (z/vax)

699 Le NOOD

It's here!!!

Oh joyous and bountiful NOOD!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 22, 2015 06:48 AM (ptqRm)

700 Tragically, no. Blowed fuse and smoke detector are not metaphors!

BONUS! It's raining and I'm stuck in a house with half the electric out.

Posted by: Weasel at December 22, 2015 06:51 AM (IPirI)

701 So the "Afrikan Heritage House" complained there was not enough fried chicken. You just know if they were served a lot of fried chicken, they would call it racist and block a road or something.

You cannot win with these Black Racists.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at December 22, 2015 08:43 AM (hjp5Z)

702 "General Tso's chicken was made with steamed chicken instead of fried - which is not authentically Chinese, and simply 'weird,'"

I don't know - I might have to go along with them on this one. That WOULD suck. Sounds like a politically correct attempt to not serve fried foods because you know fried foods are bad for you.

Posted by: RonF at December 22, 2015 09:04 AM (l8nW6)

703 While I love Christmas and all that, I'm sort of in favor of nuking the hell out of every country that ever has leaders say "Death to America"...

Posted by: setnaffa at December 22, 2015 10:36 AM (BtRXi)

704 I'm with the students on this one, because you don't get a refund at the cafeteria just because they threw glop together and sold it to you as an an bihn sandwich. Left unchecked these bastards would nuke velveeta on tomato sauce and sell it as pizza.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at December 22, 2015 02:38 PM (4zXgv)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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