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1 Firstly?

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2015 03:46 PM (EX5wM)

2 whats with ads hiding half the width of front page

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at December 25, 2015 03:48 PM (c/uGg)

3 Coulda been 1st but stopped to read the content.

Posted by: speedster1 at December 25, 2015 03:48 PM (1brdf)

4 Paw patrol is a big hit

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2015 03:48 PM (EX5wM)

5 Best gift lead free christmas for the children of flint michigan.

Posted by: lead at December 25, 2015 03:49 PM (iRmli)

6 Posted by: speedster1 at December 25, 2015 03:48 PM (1brdf)

Hah! Clever.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 25, 2015 03:50 PM (laMCB)

7 I find with my big paws on a kindle I accidentally touch lots of stuff that then pop up

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2015 03:50 PM (EX5wM)

8 Best Christmas gift would be the MSM, Academia, and Paul Ryan all getting shlonged before the New Year.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 25, 2015 03:51 PM (laMCB)

9 Found the kitteh!

Posted by: eman at December 25, 2015 03:52 PM (MQEz6)

10 Somebody went to a lot of trouble to put those lights up.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 25, 2015 03:52 PM (t2KH5)

11
8 Best Christmas gift would be the MSM, Academia, and Paul Ryan all getting shlonged before the New Year.
Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 25, 2015 03:51 PM (laMCB)

You mean not by each other.

Posted by: eman at December 25, 2015 03:53 PM (MQEz6)

12 8 Best Christmas gift would be the MSM, Academia, and Paul Ryan all getting shlonged before the New Year.
Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 25, 2015 03:51 PM (laMCB)
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Three-Way!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7gwX7rjOw

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 25, 2015 03:54 PM (jR7Wy)

13 I thought I'd repeat what I put in the last thread.

It looks like Steam's been hacked and I'd hold off on attempting any activation, transactions until they've given an all clear message. Also there's reports of the same for EA's sight.

Now the Steam community site has been taken down.

And maybe Steam hopefully took the sales "cart" down too in order to prevent purchases using hacked accounts but I predict lots of po'd customers trying to activate games on Christmas.

Mostly I worry about cc info that might of been compromised but if they were capable of that I'd guess they'd keep it all quiet instead of the big mess their making.

Posted by: bananaDream at December 25, 2015 03:57 PM (Ag8Mw)

14 Merry Christmas. . I spend a lot of time reading the horde comments. Love the humor. Wish there was more optimism. Maybe there will be in the new year.

Posted by: Beth M at December 25, 2015 03:57 PM (kiy9d)

15 Pretty trees.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 25, 2015 03:58 PM (r65B3)

16 Where are those lighted trees?

Posted by: m at December 25, 2015 03:59 PM (d4uu4)

17 So do those trees sing the arbor electric?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 25, 2015 03:59 PM (0yvhn)

18 >> Where are those lighted trees?

Top of the page?

Posted by: Aviator at December 25, 2015 04:00 PM (c7vUv)

19 Find the red bulb.

Posted by: eman at December 25, 2015 04:00 PM (MQEz6)

20 One bulb goes out and the entire forest turns dark.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at December 25, 2015 04:01 PM (jR7Wy)

21 These lights you leave up all year.

Posted by: eman at December 25, 2015 04:02 PM (MQEz6)

22 "These are your trees on crack...."

Posted by: eleven at December 25, 2015 04:02 PM (qUNWi)

23 >>Mostly I worry about cc info that might of been compromised

Yikes. I used Paypal today to buy something for the kid. Hope that will be okay...theoretically, it should be fine.


Merry Christmas to all!

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 25, 2015 04:02 PM (nXeSu)

24 >>>19 Find the red bulb.
Posted by: eman at December 25, 2015 04:00 PM (MQEz6)

Lower left.

Posted by: m at December 25, 2015 04:03 PM (d4uu4)

25 Wish there was more optimism. Maybe there will be in the new year.

Posted by: Beth M

Well, that's optimistic anyways.

Posted by: Bruce at December 25, 2015 04:03 PM (8ikIW)

26 Can't see the forest for the lights.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 25, 2015 04:03 PM (LUgeY)

27 Definitely not first, but not last either.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Posted by: Hank at December 25, 2015 04:04 PM (AqfcR)

28 Sure it looks great now. Next year it'll just be one giant ball of tangled up lights hanging from one tree.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 25, 2015 04:04 PM (kTF2Z)

29
Wow. The brits have a tradition of serving booze to their servicemen on Christmas, even in bed. It's called Gunfire and usually consists of rum and tea:

http://forces.tv/49488694

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 25, 2015 04:06 PM (iQIUe)

30 Ran the a/c in black patrol vehicle today. Overcast, muggy and 75 degrees in ETEX. Well, home from work now and helped Mrs. E. start the mashed taters and peas. Ham smells great! Maybe a glass of fine box wine later won't put me down until gifts are exchanged and torn into.

Posted by: Eromero at December 25, 2015 04:06 PM (b+df9)

31 Anyone found Waldo yet?

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2015 04:07 PM (EX5wM)

32 The trees are on fire!

Posted by: @votermom at December 25, 2015 04:08 PM (cbfNE)

33 I once saw lighting bugs on a single tree that looked like this

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2015 04:10 PM (EX5wM)

34 How much carbon do you suppose those trees are causing to be belched into the atmosphere? All for som frivolous display! And even with these temperatures. What about Biblical stewardship of the planet?

Posted by: Al Gorinch at December 25, 2015 04:10 PM (NO4j+)

35 Somewhere, someone is on vacation with the feeling they forgot something - like leaving the toaster or the coffee maker on, or perhaps leaving the entire forest plugged-in.

Posted by: Weasel at December 25, 2015 04:14 PM (IPirI)

36

I'll see trees bathed in a a golden glow when the Detroit Lions win the Superbowl.

Posted by: mrp at December 25, 2015 04:14 PM (JBggj)

37 .....thousand little bits of burning Phosphorous.....

Puuurrrrty!

Posted by: Kindltot at December 25, 2015 04:15 PM (q2o38)

38 I'll be heading of to work here in about an half hour. Had my Christmas Feast last night. I have my windows open. Probably mid 60s and rain outside. Crazy. The next door neighbor is cooking up something that really smells good. Probably post sometime tonight in the deep labyrinth of Undisclosed Location. It will be really slow, holidays usually are. The coworker will want to watch the NBA. Bleh, totally indifferent to the NBA and now that they have hitched there wagon to some gun grabbing fascist group, I have even less interest in watching.

Merry Christmas, yinz guyz!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 25, 2015 04:15 PM (yyIhP)

39 Honey, did you remember to unplug the forest?

Shit

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 25, 2015 04:15 PM (kTF2Z)

40 I have to pee,
I gotta pee
I have such a tiny bladder

I have to pee,
I gotta pee
I'm going now, what does it matter?

There is a rest room
Down the block
I cannot reach
Without a funny walk

I have to pee,
I gotta pee
I have such a tiny bladder.

Posted by: Bill H at December 25, 2015 04:15 PM (Baojj)

41 ace, rdbewer, Maet, CdrM, all the co- and guest-bloggers, and the Horde- Merry Christmas!

Bright, sunny, breezy, and low 60s (a bit chilly unless you're in the sun) here in SoCal. Beautiful.

Tonight after dinner at a sibling's (prime rib, potatoes, broccoli, 1,237 kinds of incredible home-made Christmas cookies) hope to cruise a few neighborhoods to enjoy the lights.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 25, 2015 04:16 PM (QDnY+)

42 I was out one morning, before dawn, and saw what looked like an entire, 40' fir tree covered in green and red pin-lights right out to the ends of the branches.

I was looking at that trying to figure out how the lights were strung, and then I realized it was a laser projection of two lasers and a splitter grid.

My next wonder, since it was a shotgunning of lasers at the sky, was how long it would be until a pilot at the local field started complaining about being lased, since we are on one of the approach paths.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 25, 2015 04:19 PM (q2o38)

43 >>>hope to cruise a few neighborhoods to enjoy the lights.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 25, 2015 04:16 PM (QDnY+)

Let us know if you find that lighted forest.

Posted by: m at December 25, 2015 04:21 PM (d4uu4)

44 Well horde, I hope everyone's Christmas was fun.








Posted by: Nip Sip at December 25, 2015 04:21 PM (jJRIy)

45 The coworker will want to watch the NBA. Bleh,
totally indifferent to the NBA and now that they have hitched there
wagon to some gun grabbing fascist group, I have even less interest in
watching.



Merry Christmas, yinz guyz!!

Posted by: Puddleglum

Gave up on the NBA a number of years ago. What group did they hitch their wagon too?

Posted by: Bruce at December 25, 2015 04:21 PM (8ikIW)

46 Downtown park has a "fantasyland of lights," really cute displays, with twinkle lights portraying various Christmasy things, some animated, like Santa stuck in a chimney, the 12 days, snowman melting, angels, creche, reindeer leaping over the road. Went through there once earlier, and was hoping to go through again after some snow, when it looks best.

Lasts until the 30th.

Alas, starting tonight we get days of rain, followed by "ice pellets" (what we used to call "hail"), followed by hard freeze, followed by cold, clear days. Yuck! Don't think we'll get to see it under real snow. Maybe.

The kids and visiting dogs are gone. The cats are leaking back out of their hiding places. (Tough Guy cat what thinks he's a dog never flinched.) A few moment's peace.

Milady is cooking again. Mole' sauce, for something with dinner at daughter's house. You can roll me home after that.

Merry Christmas again, to all'a y'all.

Posted by: mindful webworker - jangle bells at December 25, 2015 04:22 PM (UOsvH)

47 Turn off those lights!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa Huffington at December 25, 2015 04:22 PM (FkBIv)

48 Wow, got the Fitbit HR (It says I'm sitting around too much) and the new Nook Lowlight Plus.

Now I can sit down and read while the FitBit tells me I'm lazy.

Win, win.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 25, 2015 04:23 PM (ptqRm)

49 I love the impressionists. Or is it pointillists?

Posted by: rickl at December 25, 2015 04:24 PM (sdi6R)

50 Bright, sunny, breezy, and low 60s (a bit chilly unless you're in the sun) here in SoCal. Beautiful.

My dad told me the weather forecast was for the coldest Christmas on record for San Diego. My reply was a cold Christmas here is 50'.

Maybe I'll get to enjoy some of that cold Christmas. Currently I'm busy in the kitchen with turkey, ham, potatoes, yams, jello salad, green salad, green beans w/ bacon, stuffing, gravy, hot biscuits, etc, etc.

Posted by: Bill H at December 25, 2015 04:25 PM (Baojj)

51 Let us know if you find that lighted forest.
Posted by: m at December 25, 2015 04:21 PM (d4uu4)


Some parts of SoCal it damn near is.

Posted by: Bill H at December 25, 2015 04:27 PM (Baojj)

52 Gave up on the NBA a number of years ago. What group did they hitch their wagon too?
Posted by: Bruce at December 25, 2015 04:21 PM (8ikIW

The NBA?.....I don't watch foreign sports.

Posted by: Zombie Andy Rooney at December 25, 2015 04:28 PM (ZK4rU)

53 Xmas dinner was a success.

A new dessert was tried. Creme de Mint squares. Awesome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 25, 2015 04:28 PM (voOPb)

54 My dad told me the weather forecast was for the coldest Christmas on record for San Diego. My reply was a cold Christmas here is 50'.


The heat index down here was 90 a couple of hours ago. T-shirt, shorts and barefooted.

Luvin' this weather.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 25, 2015 04:29 PM (LUgeY)

55 >>49 I love the impressionists. Or is it pointillists?



Seurat's painted frames always fascinated me. Of course, it could have been the mushrooms.

Posted by: Dr. Paolo Brown at December 25, 2015 04:29 PM (Wk3l0)

56 put those lights up.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at December 25, 2015 03:52 PM (t2KH5)

Let there be light

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 25, 2015 04:29 PM (voOPb)

57 I gotta tell ya, the warm weather has completely taken me out of the Christmas spirit.

I was walking around Rockerfeller center Christmas Eve and looking at the tree sweating and wearing cargo shorts.

It looks like it's going to snow next week though.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 25, 2015 04:30 PM (NJVHq)

58 Merry Christmas, everyone!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 25, 2015 04:31 PM (EzgxV)

59 What's on MSNBC all day today -- mass murderers, prostitutes, pedophiles, or prison life? Have a Progressive Christmas, everybody.

Forward. To 1917.

Posted by: ProgChopper at December 25, 2015 04:31 PM (Y8P5w)

60 >>>looking at the tree sweating and wearing cargo shorts

The tree was wearing cargo shorts?

Posted by: obligatory at December 25, 2015 04:32 PM (d4uu4)

61 Trees are doing the skinny jeans thing now.

It's all the rage.

Posted by: eleven at December 25, 2015 04:33 PM (qUNWi)

62
What was Donkey Kong thinking? Did he really think he was going to get away with shooting someone in a mall? Besides the tens of wits there is also the escape problem. And did he really think the cops were not going to shoot him dead when he refused to put down the gun? So, at best he could hope for is a long stint in prison if he had lived. Maybe he missed prison? 3 hots and a cot and a poke in the butt -- what more can a young gangbanger want? I use to think it odd that people would choose a gang life with prison without possibility of parole over women.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 25, 2015 04:33 PM (iQIUe)

63 55 >>49 I love the impressionists. Or is it pointillists?



Seurat's painted frames always fascinated me. Of course, it could have been the mushrooms.

Posted by: Dr. Paolo Brown at December 25, 2015 04:29 PM (Wk3l0)



There was a really cool Impressionist exhibit in San Francisco some years back, where they had a Pointillist piece by Seurat, surrounded by the studies he had done of the people in the picture.....which were conventionally painted.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 25, 2015 04:34 PM (EzgxV)

64 >>>What was Donkey Kong thinking?

Maybe not thinking.

Posted by: m at December 25, 2015 04:35 PM (d4uu4)

65 @14

Not likely.

I hear Paul Ryan's next trick in the new year is going to be joining with the Donks and Mike Lee of all people to pass "criminal justice reform"

Just what we need in time for Election 2016, more criminals on the street who vote 99pct for the Donks.

Seriously, the GOP effectively no longer exists.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 25, 2015 04:35 PM (NJVHq)

66 >>>utt -- what more can a young gangbanger want? I use to think it odd that people would choose a gang life with prison without possibility of parole over women.
-------
Bruce, I really don't think that they think thru life inside compared to life outside.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, bamboozled by love at December 25, 2015 04:36 PM (voOPb)

67 @60

Forgot a couple of commas.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 25, 2015 04:37 PM (NJVHq)

68 nood

Posted by: m at December 25, 2015 04:37 PM (d4uu4)

69 I use to think it odd that people would choose a gang life with prison without possibility of parole over women.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 25, 2015 04:33 PM (iQIUe)

You must've never been married son.....Lawd.

Posted by: Zombie BB King at December 25, 2015 04:37 PM (ZK4rU)

70 Oh my, the thug killed in Charlotte, aspiring rapper.



His friends say he is being portrayed badly. You can not make this shit up. Thug get to point a gun at a cop and when he be getting killed. Must be cops fault.





http://tinyurl.com/zhmzoek



Posted by: Nip Sip at December 25, 2015 04:39 PM (jJRIy)

71 Merry Christmas everyone. Warm here also, threatening rain although the forecast was only 20%. We'll see.

Posted by: rabidfox at December 25, 2015 04:40 PM (EW9tX)

72 Yeah, Seurat was quite the artist.

The other guy that blows me away, not really a pointillist, bit Chuck Close's work is simply amazing.

Posted by: Garrett at December 25, 2015 04:42 PM (DrD9h)

73 Merry Christmas, Morons!

Love Ya!

Posted by: Johnny at December 25, 2015 05:06 PM (kr51j)

74 The final year of president lightworker o'clusterf_ck is going to be one for the ages.

A dizzying combination of

1. laundry list of how the oppressed subjects have failed him

2. the first tiny inklings from rebel "journalists" that maybe just maybe everything about him is a lie and he's an affirmative action hire

3. unconstitutional governing on a scale stalin only dreamed of

4. the lapdog media doubling down to maintain the lie ie their "narrative" - as they always do

5. terrorist attacks

6. "syrian" "refugees" bringing the Sweden / UK style rape and violence epidemic to the heartland

7. mysterious deaths around the clinton crime family - it's what they do - for example wouldn't want to be a private secrethttp://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360758ary, email manager or financial arranger for the witch or her vile daughter

8. the nadir of American potency in foreign policy - the Popeye "I can't stands no more!" moment is coming for the freeborn American people.

9. ISIS triumphant

10. Trump assassination attempt. He's bucked the status quo and he isn't quitting - the status quo will buck him back. I still think the most likely patsy for the hit is Bergdahl or someone like him. Bergdahl is a "returned defector program" alumnus and they are usually the ones used.

Posted by: Flying Tiger Comics at December 25, 2015 06:46 PM (gc4si)

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