Overnight Open Thread (1 Jan 2016)

Happy New Year morons.

Vajayjay Speaker

Yeah, yeah, they say it's for the baby but c'mon. If the vajayjay speaker has a subwoofer, I'm calling shenanigans on that selling point.

Modern Journalism

This is what happens when you work at CNN. Facts and knowledge are optional. CNN's Alisyn Camerota shocked 14 women could make claims against Bill Clinton. I guess Alisyn left her credibility at Fox News when she left 2 years ago.

Fighter Jet Pron

Find The Panda

Can you find the Panda?

Government At Work

We're in the best of hands. U.S. doesn't know how many foreign visitors overstay visas.

Assault Rifle

Heh. A wannabe 'assault rifle' speaks out .

Self Defense Tip

Here's what you do when you are confronted by someone with a sword on the street and you don't have any weapons on you.

Teaching

And another teacher busted for having sex with a student. Looks like she got outed by the first 'victim' after he found out she was shacking up another student. Still, she's good looking.

Alcohol

Hmmm. I blame our political leadership. On both sides of the aisle. Alcohol-related deaths hit a 35-year high.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by the 2015 DoD Year In Photos:

Top dog image via

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1 1st?

Posted by: Weasel at January 01, 2016 09:29 PM (e3bId)

2 But the tweeter puts out higher frequency.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 01, 2016 09:31 PM (T78UI)

3 Found the panda in precisely on second.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 01, 2016 09:31 PM (QWtgr)

4 This is remarkably early I must say.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:33 PM (rwI+c)

5 Mini-30 is exempt from new assault weapons ban (which pretty much defines every semi auto as forbidden).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 01, 2016 09:34 PM (T78UI)

6 Happy New Year, fudge nuggets!

Posted by: Dang at January 01, 2016 09:34 PM (2oWD2)

7 >>>Can you find the Panda?<<<



At least you don't have to worry about the sniper.



Those Storm Trooper clowns can't hit shit.

Posted by: the hidden Panda at January 01, 2016 09:34 PM (H9MG5)

8 Only Panda Troopers are so precise.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:35 PM (rwI+c)

9 Those Storm Trooper clowns can't hit shit.


Posted by: the hidden Panda

Seven movies in and have we ever seen a storm trooper kill anyone who was armed?

Posted by: Dang at January 01, 2016 09:36 PM (2oWD2)

10 Evening, 'rons!

Watching the Fancy Brigades of the Mummers. A slice of home in DFW.

I got over my last cold a week ago. Now I seem to have caught another one. So I have three Woodford Reserve bourbons in my belly. I'll burn this shit out of me.

How are all of you tonight?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 01, 2016 09:37 PM (+eR2D)

11 >>>Seven movies in and have we ever seen a storm trooper kill anyone who was armed?


Posted by: Dang at January 01, 2016 09:36 PM (2oWD2)<<<

Hey, we think those guys are awesome shots!

Posted by: The A-Team at January 01, 2016 09:37 PM (H9MG5)

12 In the heart of the winter I realize that I am not fond of winter.

I realize that those of you looking at highs tomorrow in the high teens think I am a wimp, but really, when it rained unendingly for a week I felt like something was being accomplished.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 09:38 PM (q2o38)

13 NINE!...

Well, shit.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 09:39 PM (OQ9R7)

14 Seven movies in and have we ever seen a storm trooper kill anyone who was armed?

They were smoking the Alderanian (sp?) Marines the first time we see them on the Consular Vessel.

In fairness, the Marines were even worse shots.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:40 PM (rwI+c)

15 Ten seconds to the panda.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 01, 2016 09:40 PM (k+K+t)

16 Found the panda in about two seconds.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 09:40 PM (MQEz6)

17 Found the PLA operative in five seconds.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 09:41 PM (jR7Wy)

18 Happy 2016 everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 09:41 PM (ntObR)

19 Indiana Jones had a better defense against a blade man.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 01, 2016 09:42 PM (FkBIv)

20 24-3 Ole Miss.

Another game getting out of hand early.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:42 PM (rwI+c)

21 Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:40 PM (rwI+c)


No kidding. There were shots bouncing off the ceiling in that opening scene.

Posted by: CDR M at January 01, 2016 09:42 PM (SCx0h)

22 That dog picture is so wrong, so many different ways.

Found the panda !

Like our government knows anything. They probably believe their own lies.

Re alcohol related deaths - makes perfect sense. As America morphs into a funhouse-mirror version of the Soviet Union, We The People are taking the same way out that The Workers and Peasants did.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 01, 2016 09:43 PM (erRNA)

23 If you look closely, that's actually me wearing a panda head as a hat.

Posted by: Tugg Speedman at January 01, 2016 09:43 PM (H9MG5)

24 No kidding. There were shots bouncing off the ceiling in that opening scene.

Any even vaguely competent marines would have clogged the entry port with the storm trooper dead.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:43 PM (rwI+c)

25 Don't need a vajayjay speaker, just maybe a whisperer.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 09:43 PM (jR7Wy)

26 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 01, 2016 09:43 PM (KCxzN)

27 Made an ONT for the first time in a long time. I'm good for an hour or so until the alcohol wears off. Drinking Ice tea now and the dog is growling at me to go to bed.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (w/CJV)

28 Found the panda pretty quickly.
Reading the mini-14 story.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (hVdx9)

29 Some rebels got shot by stormtroopers on Endor too. I don't think they show any Ewoks getting blasted though.

Posted by: CDR M at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (SCx0h)

30 And C3PO IS in the picture.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (Xo1Rt)

31 I got willowed. So I will paste my last comment because I know you all are enthralled with my escapades as a child.

Another time I went with a friend into a five and dime and shoplifted about $50 worth of stuff. The lady who watched me (I use that term loosely) wondered where all this crap came from and my friend ratted me out (I had shitty friends). Mom marched me back to store and made me confess. She bought me the Barbie doll I stole though. I think she felt bad because her and my dad had just gotten a divorce and she thought all this bad behavior was because I was traumatized or something.

Posted by: jewells45 at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (5fvBZ)

32 Those panda things are pretty great. Generally it takes me about three seconds.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (wZtOw)

33
heheheh eh heheh... "entry port"... heheheheh

Posted by: beavis at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (EWg9n)

34 29
Some rebels got shot by stormtroopers on Endor too. I don't think they show any Ewoks getting blasted though.

Posted by: CDR M at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (SCx0h)


There was the one with the glider.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (HalrA)

35 As everyone and his brother have noted over the years, stormtrooper armor is next to useless.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (rwI+c)

36 I found the panda. Yeah me!! Back to the content.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (NGd+i)

37 Found the panda. That wasn't hard.

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (sdi6R)

38 Found the panda and C3PO. Fun.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (+eR2D)

39 "Drinking Ice tea now and the dog is growling at me to go to bed."
-Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 09:44 PM (w/CJV)

Never listen to the dog. It licks its own ass because reasons.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (OQ9R7)

40 As everyone and his brother have noted over the years, stormtrooper armor is next to useless.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of
equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (rwI+c)

It's not armor, it is used by the director to dehumanize the troopers so tha his terrorists can kill them without sympathy.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (T78UI)

41 Any even vaguely competent marines would have clogged the entry port with the storm trooper dead.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:43 PM (rwI+c)


I've been using grenades on Battlefront and it stops them from coming in in a hurry. It helps to have a rapid fire heavy blaster for the brave souls that still try to come in after the big bang.

Posted by: CDR M at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (SCx0h)

42 I found the panda.

He's the one what can shoot straight.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (1xUj/)

43 All these top teams getting blown out in college football...you think the people who vote in the polls should do more due diligence, actually study the games and not just vote based on win-loss records?

Posted by: chrome browser at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (3MNCs)

44 Fighter pilots got nothing on a good tank commander.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (08Znv)

45 Dammit, jewells45 was regaling us with stories of her days as a little girl. Days of stripping and arson. Stupid early ONT.

:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (NGd+i)

46
35 As everyone and his brother have noted over the years, stormtrooper armor is next to useless.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (rwI+c)

It gets nerds laid.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 09:48 PM (MQEz6)

47 If you are a good enough ventriloquist you don't really need a vag speaker.


Just don't name it Mortimer Snerd.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 09:48 PM (NeFrd)

48 Our dogs just sit there and look reproachful when they think we're up too late.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 01, 2016 09:48 PM (erRNA)

49 There was the one with the glider.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (HalrA)

I think that only hit the glider wing. The AT-ST stomped him after he crash landed though.

Posted by: CDR M at January 01, 2016 09:48 PM (SCx0h)

50 Another time I went with a friend into a five and dime and shoplifted about $50 worth of stuff. The lady who watched me (I use that term loosely) wondered where all this crap came from and my friend ratted me out (I had shitty friends). Mom marched me back to store and made me confess. She bought me the Barbie doll I stole though. I think she felt bad because her and my dad had just gotten a divorce and she thought all this bad behavior was because I was traumatized or something.

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

Good story. I've never stole but was with my cousin once when she did. Still haunted. About the divorce.......... I said tonight I would come clean about marital status so now I will. I live with my ex and not married but when I left him I felt so bad for the kids.....to this day I spend every penny I have trying to make it right.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 09:48 PM (w/CJV)

51 Any competent anyone would have tried to mine the entry port too. And all the cable-ways under the deck.

What's the seasonal drink that involves hot cider and rum? Is it hot cider and rum or is there a real name for it?
It would nice to know it means something other than "Kindltot has run out of mixers."

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 09:49 PM (q2o38)

52 Looking at the DoD Year in Pictures. USS Blue Ridge pulling into port at Hong Kong. I do NOT remember that much smog.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 09:49 PM (jR7Wy)

53 unarmed defense against sword is practical and effective

Posted by: @votermom at January 01, 2016 09:49 PM (cbfNE)

54 @29 - are you kidding? The Ewok getting shot was the only time in Star Wars that a death was lingered over, so we'd all get sad. Rather than pumping our fists and yelling "YES!"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 01, 2016 09:49 PM (wZtOw)

55 "All these top teams getting blown out in college football...you think the people who vote in the polls should do more due diligence, actually study the games and not just vote based on win-loss records?'
-Posted by: chrome browser at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (3MNCs)

It was worse in the Eighties and Nineties, if you can believe it. The Big Ten wasn't part of the B.C.S. and they were shat upon.

What would you have done differently this year?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 09:50 PM (OQ9R7)

56 Our dogs just sit there and look reproachful when they think we're up too late.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 01, 2016 09:48 PM (erRNA)



Mine are already in bed. And look at me woefully as I walk by to go to the bathroom. We had them up until 1am last night. They're used to being in bed by 9pm.

Animals...pfffttttt....

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 01, 2016 09:50 PM (+eR2D)

57
40 As everyone and his brother have noted over the years, stormtrooper armor is next to useless.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of
equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (rwI+c)

It's not armor, it is used by the director to dehumanize the troopers so tha his terrorists can kill them without sympathy.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 01, 2016 09:47 PM (T78UI)

Yup

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 09:50 PM (MQEz6)

58 In fairness, the Marines were even worse shots.
Posted by: Grump928


It's true. They were former NYPD.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 01, 2016 09:50 PM (9YDUz)

59 "Drinking Ice tea now and the dog is growling at me to go to bed."
-Posted by: Molly k.


Son of Sam listened to a dog. Didn't turn out well.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 01, 2016 09:51 PM (FkBIv)

60 "Looks like she got outed by the first 'victim' after he found out she
was shacking up another student. Still, she's good looking."

That's another problem with kids these days, in the old days every boy in that school would have been extorting the pants off her everyday and doing everything they could not to turn her in.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 01, 2016 09:51 PM (T78UI)

61 Only the DOD would release a year of photos with no arrows to move the pics only dots.



Top men.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 01, 2016 09:51 PM (jJRIy)

62 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 01, 2016 09:49 PM (wZtOw)

Yeah but that ewok wasn't shot by a stormtrooper with a blaster. It was blasted by an AT-ST.

Posted by: CDR M at January 01, 2016 09:51 PM (SCx0h)

63 We killed us a butt load of Jedis.

Our successors suck big time.

Posted by: Clone Troopers at January 01, 2016 09:52 PM (H9MG5)

64 *sobs* I can't find the damn Panda!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2016 09:52 PM (JO9+V)

65 61 Only the DOD would release a year of photos with no arrows to move the pics only dots.



Top men.
Posted by: Nip Sip at January 01, 2016 09:51 PM (jJRIy)
---
You can click on the sides of the photos to go to the next one/previous one.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 09:53 PM (jR7Wy)

66 Will Chelsea stick the tampon-speaker so baby #2 can hear Grandma Hillary! read It Doesn't Take a Village?

If the answer is yes. SMOD please right now. Or Calgon take me away!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 09:53 PM (OEWRk)

67
Seven movies in and have we ever seen a storm trooper kill anyone who was armed?

Posted by: Dang at January 01, 2016 09:36 PM (2oWD2)








As noted above, the opening battle scene........in a hallway. *snerk*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 01, 2016 09:54 PM (o98Jz)

68 storm trooper armor = white privilege

Posted by: @votermom at January 01, 2016 09:54 PM (cbfNE)

69 The first pup in the doggeh/snowshovel video?
Yeah. I need one.

Evening, all. Nice job CDR M - glad to see you didn't float away this last week.

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 09:54 PM (UICf+)

70 The only AT-AT on Endor is that one shot of the whole station from overhead. What chased the Ewoks were AT-STs which proved no match the Ewok King size Lincoln Log sets.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 09:55 PM (OEWRk)

71 The dog video was cute.

A cat would just lie down on the shovel when you were about to pick it up.

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2016 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

72 storm trooper armor = white privilege

Posted by: @votermom at January 01, 2016 09:54 PM (cbfNE)


But all the soldiers with cool jobs had black armor.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 01, 2016 09:56 PM (T78UI)

73 Just kill 'em all and let God sort them out.

He'll find the panda soon enough.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 09:56 PM (NeFrd)

74 As everyone and his brother have noted over the years, stormtrooper armor is next to useless.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of
equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:45 PM (rwI+c)


I saw Star Wars again as an adult and my first thought on seeing the storm troopers was that the armor was clearly made out of vacuum formed polystyrene.

Blue clay and woad probably has a higher armor class and resistance to flash.
(mutter, mutter, mutter.)

Hope it acts as vacuum armor.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 09:56 PM (q2o38)

75 ok, found the Panda at last.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2016 09:56 PM (JO9+V)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 09:57 PM (q2o38)

77 TiE Fighter pilots wore black, look how long they lasted.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 09:57 PM (OEWRk)

78 Mine are already in bed. And look at me woefully as I walk by to go to the bathroom. We had them up until 1am last night. They're used to being in bed by 9pm.

Animals...pfffttttt....


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 01, 2016 09:50 PM (+eR2D)

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

It's amazing how much pull they have. Mine is litteraly pacing between the computer and my couch. She will growl and run over there, when she sees im not coming she will growl some more. She is a rescue dog and should be happy with all I've given her but she has figured out she rules the roost

Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 09:57 PM (w/CJV)

79
64 *sobs* I can't find the damn Panda!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2016 09:52 PM (JO9+V)

Want a hint?

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 09:57 PM (MQEz6)

80 Roll Tide.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 01, 2016 09:57 PM (xInes)

81 Wait, doggies can shovel snow???? I didn't know about this. I learned that my puppy loves snow this winter, but mostly just to eat it.

Loved the doggie video, CDR M. The one lazy one that just let itself be pulled along in the shovel was the funniest.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 09:57 PM (2x3L+)

82 Roll Tide indeed.

It's going to be a great game.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 09:58 PM (rwI+c)

83 We all wound up on Tattoine.
That's when we found this boy...

My, my, this-here Anakin Guy,
may be Vader someday later,
but he's just a small-fry.

Left his home and kissed his Mommy "Goodbye"
Singing, "Soon, I'm gonna' be a Jedi!"

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

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 09:58 PM (OQ9R7)

84 Didn't the guys who ran the death stars wave motion gun wear black?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 01, 2016 09:58 PM (T78UI)

85 "Just kill 'em all and let God sort them out.
He'll find the panda soon enough.
"
-Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 09:56 PM (NeFrd)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 09:59 PM (OQ9R7)

86 What would a useless clump of cells need with music anyway?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 01, 2016 09:59 PM (dvuhZ)

87 It was worse in the Eighties and Nineties, if you can believe it. The Big Ten wasn't part of the B.C.S. and they were shat upon.


In the Eighties Penn State was not in the Big Ten nor even in a conference and yet the good guys won two national championships.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 01, 2016 09:59 PM (1xUj/)

88 Yay ONT

Happy New Year everyone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 09:59 PM (voOPb)

89 The new Stormtroopers for the next Star Wars movie.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Icons-Unmasked-Alex-Solis-26.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:00 PM (OEWRk)

90 >>>*sobs* I can't find the damn Panda!


Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2016 09:52 PM (JO9+V)<<<

I never saw it coming either... **starts sobbing too**

Posted by: violated Leo DiCaprio at January 01, 2016 10:00 PM (H9MG5)

91 88: Happy New Year MH.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 01, 2016 10:00 PM (ucDmr)

92 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 01, 2016 10:01 PM (YJmuy)

93 "In the Eighties Penn State was not in the Big Ten nor even in a conference and yet the good guys won two national championships."
-Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 01, 2016 09:59 PM (1xUj/)

Oh, yeah. And then there was that one year where Penn State got pissed-upon when they were clearly the #1 team in the country.

...so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:02 PM (OQ9R7)

94 Guess my dog has had enough. She just jumped on my lap and is trying to lick my right ear. She weighs 75 lbs and I can't breathe. I will see if I can fix this.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 10:02 PM (w/CJV)

95 I wonder if any Military guys in 1983 started calling folks asking if the Russkies had any of these AT-AT things and why the hell are we so far behind.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 10:02 PM (MQEz6)

96
Is that first image from the Caitlyn v Mummers parade?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 01, 2016 10:03 PM (BK3ZS)

97 What would a useless clump of cells need with music anyway?

*****


It has been well-demonstrated that music promotes fetal brain development.

This adds value when organ harvesting at 18 weeks gestation.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 10:03 PM (NeFrd)

98 87: In the Eighties Penn State was not in the Big Ten nor even in a conference and yet the good guys won two national championships.


In the 70s, they had several undefeated teams but came up short. Had a shot in 79 but lost to the Bear. The early 70s, they were never given a shot.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 10:03 PM (NGd+i)

99 "Guess my dog has had enough. She just jumped on my lap and is trying to lick my right ear. She weighs 75 lbs and I can't breathe. I will see if I can fix this."
-Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 10:02 PM (w/CJV)

*Tssst!*

Posted by: The Dog Wheeeeeesperer at January 01, 2016 10:04 PM (OQ9R7)

100 You run, run, run away
it's your heart that you'll betray
feeding on your hungry eyes
I bet you're not so civilized...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:04 PM (ntObR)

101 The Rebels are violating the Cowboys as we speak.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 01, 2016 10:05 PM (xInes)

102 Shooting at the walls of heartache,
I am the warrior...

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:05 PM (OEWRk)

103 Isn't a panda basically just a bi-racial Ewok?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 10:05 PM (NeFrd)

104 93: 1995 I think. Went undefeated, beat Oregon in the Rose Bowl, finished 2nd behind Nebraska.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 10:05 PM (NGd+i)

105 Anna, was wondering who else would recognize that. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:05 PM (ntObR)

106 My big tom will start to pace between my desk and the front door in more and more abrupt rushes, until I get up to let him out in mild frustration.

And then he jumps up and sits in my chair and looks at me while I am holding the door open for him.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 10:06 PM (q2o38)

107 "The Rebels are violating the Cowboys as we speak."
-Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 01, 2016 10:05 PM (xInes)

In other West Texas prison news, two inmates were found in violation of their probation when....

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:06 PM (OQ9R7)

108 And another teacher busted for having sex with a student.

Awfully cute. But what's in the sidebar of the article, Carrot Top is Affluenza Kid's mother?

Posted by: t-bird at January 01, 2016 10:08 PM (ANVXm)

109 Bang, bang. I am the warrior.

Can't remember the name of the band.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 10:08 PM (2x3L+)

110 I guess what I find troubling about the dog with the wig is that it reminds me of a girl I knew in high school.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 10:08 PM (NeFrd)

111 "1995 I think. Went undefeated, beat Oregon in the Rose Bowl, finished 2nd behind Nebraska."
-Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 10:05 PM (NGd+i)

There were numerous occasions before that, as well. Penn State, as an independent, had been well screwed before they even thought of joining the Big Seventeen. (now (w) more Jersey).

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:09 PM (OQ9R7)

112 Hi all
watching mindlessly the starship troopers trilogy

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2016 10:09 PM (uZNvH)

113 found the panda and a half of C3P0 when I went back after reading he was in there. I only saw the first 3 SW movies, did they have the muzzie looking ones in the other movies?

Posted by: PaleRider at January 01, 2016 10:09 PM (chkUd)

114 Oh, yeah. And then there was that one year where Penn State got pissed-upon when they were clearly the #1 team in the country.


1969, I think. Penn State hates Nixon because he called Texas to congratulate them before anyone had voted on which of the undefeated teams was national champion.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 01, 2016 10:09 PM (1xUj/)

115 Patty Smyth and Scandal

https://youtu.be/47y5bo8wtqM

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:09 PM (OEWRk)

116 Patty Smyth.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 01, 2016 10:09 PM (xInes)

117 109: Scandal?

Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 10:09 PM (NGd+i)

118 Patty Smyth

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 10:10 PM (q2o38)

119 "I wonder if any Military guys in 1983 started calling folks asking if
the Russkies had any of these AT-AT things and why the hell are we so
far behind."

I swear it that was one of the pencil sketches in the 1985 edition of the Pentagon's _Soviet Military Power_.

That publication sometimes got it wrong factually, but it was dedicated to the proposition that if you might have to fight a hostile superpower, you damn well better try to develop some idea of its capabilities and weapons systems first off.

Contrast to today. There ought to be twin editions of _Russian Military Power_ and _Chinese Military Power_, to make it clear what might be faced in combat in the near future. Instead, the DoD's internal publishing arms now crank out endless copies of pamphlets on the evils of sexual harassment in the ranks, and on the power of diversity to overcome all.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2016 10:10 PM (noWW6)

120 "Can't remember the name of the band."
-Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 10:08 PM (2x3L+)

Scandal, with Patty Smyth.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:10 PM (OQ9R7)

121 And then he jumps up and sits in my chair and looks at me while I am holding the door open for him.


Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 10:06 PM (q2o3

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

Mine will come up to my ear at 3 am without fail and softly whine to go out. I get up let her out then wait for her to come back in. As soon as I let her in I use the bathroom and come back to find her sleeping in my spot with her head on my pillow. She totally knows she is busted but continues to do it time after time

Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 10:10 PM (w/CJV)

122 I remember the Patty Smyth part upon hearing it, but who the hell is Scandal? That sounds made up. Bad band name if true.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 10:11 PM (2x3L+)

123 Well, I'll be twelfth in the "Scandal Sweepstakes".

*kicks rock at stray dog*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:11 PM (OQ9R7)

124 I guess what I find troubling about the dog with the wig is that it reminds me of a girl I knew in married after high school.


Since we're being honest here.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 10:11 PM (NeFrd)

125 That 1969 PSU team had Franco Harris and Lydell Mitchell on it.

This Sugar Bowl is turning into a scrimmage. OSU looks way out of depth. They are getting killed.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 10:12 PM (NGd+i)

126 Gun homicides at an all time low?

The left says BAN GUNS!

Alcohol related deaths at a 35 year high?

The left says *CRICKETS*

(disclaimer: not calling for ban on alcohol)

Posted by: PBJ5959 at January 01, 2016 10:12 PM (r1du+)

127 After reviewing the links I must say, good job CDR M

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:12 PM (voOPb)

128
110 I guess what I find troubling about the dog with the wig is that it reminds me of a girl I knew in high school.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 10:08 PM (NeFrd)


Was her name Joan? I kinda thought the same thing.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 10:13 PM (w/CJV)

129 Dogs wearing wigs are weird. I just get the feeling they are up to something.

Posted by: Jack Handey at January 01, 2016 10:13 PM (OQ9R7)

130 Meh, fuck it. I'm turning to Twilight Zone now. This game is a joke.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work, totally not spying, really! at January 01, 2016 10:13 PM (NGd+i)

131 that one year where Penn State

There were five of them, I believe, where they were undefeated and won their bowl. Then Auburn (I think) finally joined them on that list.

Posted by: t-bird at January 01, 2016 10:14 PM (Z58Xa)

132 eman, if you're here, I'll try to see the new Star Wars this weekend and then we can talk. Look for me and I'll look for you on threads next week.

Back to binge watching Prison Break on Netflix.

You guys be good.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 10:15 PM (2x3L+)

133 "There were five of them, I believe, where they were undefeated and won their bowl. Then Auburn (I think) finally joined them on that list."
-Posted by: t-bird at January 01, 2016 10:14 PM (Z58Xa)

My understated pronouncement hits home, once again.

*shakes own hand*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:15 PM (OQ9R7)

134 Noticed over on FB earlier, today is a Moron's birthday.

Happy Birthday.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:15 PM (OEWRk)

135 G'Night, L, Elle!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:15 PM (OQ9R7)

136 HOOOORDE

I want my first comment of 2016 to be much more intellectual than my usual. Turning over a new leaf and all that. So here goes:

I like boobs.

Ok, mission accomplished.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:16 PM (aYhx4)

137 What would have made the Rose Bowl even sweeter for this Stanford fan? Hearing Brent Musberger's commentary as he is launched into the sun.

Posted by: t-bird at January 01, 2016 10:16 PM (Z58Xa)

138
132 eman, if you're here, I'll try to see the new Star Wars this weekend and then we can talk. Look for me and I'll look for you on threads next week.

Back to binge watching Prison Break on Netflix.

You guys be good.
Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 10:15 PM (2x3L+)

Roger that, Red Leader.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 10:17 PM (MQEz6)

139 All right. I'm going to leave you all to it.

Endeavor to persevere.


Oh yeah, that thing that irongrampa always says, too.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 01, 2016 10:17 PM (NeFrd)

140 Good job, DC. We all like boobs.

...intellectually.

*motorboats self*

My apologies. You didn't need to know that.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:17 PM (OQ9R7)

141 ROGER RAIDS LARDER?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 10:18 PM (q2o38)

142 I like boobs.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:16 PM (aYhx4)
---
You came to the right place.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:18 PM (jR7Wy)

143 G'Night, Seamus!

Head Held High! You are an American!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:18 PM (OQ9R7)

144 Like boobs? Where's the love?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:19 PM (voOPb)

145 I'm throwing around exclamation points like they were ampersands. My apologies.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:19 PM (OQ9R7)

146 Here ya go DC

http://www.honolulustreetpulse.com/hottie-week-katrina-fernandez/

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:20 PM (OEWRk)

147 ! ,!!!!

&&&&&&&

& are easy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)

148 Beer, Bourbon, Boobs, Bacon, Blue Bell . . .


Seems that what is best in life starts with a B

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (JO9+V)

149 "Like boobs? Where's the love?"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:19 PM (voOPb)

I save that for "The Sweet, Sweet Alone Times".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (OQ9R7)

150 What would have made the Rose Bowl even sweeter for this Stanford fan? Hearing Brent Musberger's commentary as he is launched into the sun.

Well folks, lemme tell ya. It's gettin mighty warm in here!

Ha hah hah ha! And if you think Chris McCaffery has a bright future you ain't seen nothin yet!

Posted by: eleven at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (qUNWi)

151 That God for that, PBJ.

I can grit my teeth & wait for Zero to leave, or I can quit drinking, but I can not do both.

(h/t Duke of Wellington: "I can account for every tent peg and sack of coffee, or I can perhaps drive the French out of the Peninsula, but I can not do both.")

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (NiHAc)

152 Slapweasel, not quite goodnight. I slept in and finally got a good nights sleep last night --- so that means I'll be up late tonight. Probably be back here on the ONT at some point.

Btw, I think it is so kind that you make a point of saying goodnight to anyone who does first. I started trying to do that too bc of you when I'm on the ONT. It's incredibly thoughtful. Thank you for being better than me and being a good example.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (2x3L+)

153 Seems that what is best in life starts with a B

Botox

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi at January 01, 2016 10:22 PM (Z58Xa)

154 Now listening to "Boom Boom" by the Animals.

There was a down-and-dirty, drug-abusing crazy band.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:22 PM (ntObR)

155 Seems that what is best in life starts with a B
Posted by: Count de Monet
------------------
2 words:
Bourbon & bourbon

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 10:23 PM (UICf+)

156 -Posted by: L, Elle at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (2x3L+)

You're such a sweetheart.

*blushes*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:23 PM (OQ9R7)

157 In the Eighties Penn State was not in the Big Ten nor even in a conference and yet the good guys won two national championships.


In fairness, the Bear was dead then.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 10:23 PM (rwI+c)

158 Nice little MST3K marathon tonight: Clonus The Parts Horror; Space Mutiny; Agent For HARM; The Final Sacrifice.

Posted by: V the K at January 01, 2016 10:23 PM (G/+Ma)

159 (h/t Duke of Wellington: "I can account for every tent peg and sack of coffee, or I can perhaps drive the French out of the Peninsula, but I can not do both.")
Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM (NiHAc)
--
"I can either be President of the United States, or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both." -- Theodore Roosevelt, about his eldest.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:23 PM (jR7Wy)

160 That pic at the top is quite special

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2016 10:24 PM (8PbKi)

161 155 Seems that what is best in life starts with a B
Posted by: Count de Monet
------------------
2 words:
Bourbon & bourbon

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 10:23 PM (UICf+)


,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I'm going with bacon and bacon

Posted by: Molly k. at January 01, 2016 10:24 PM (w/CJV)

162 My first dog LOVED snow. It was playtime and a delicious treat all in one. He'd happily bound through snow that came up to his shoulder and come running back looking pleased as hell. The fact that he had long, dense hair (so much so that we got him shaved down for summer) meant that winter was his favorite time of the year. What he HATED was getting wet. Loathed baths, didn't even like going for walks when it was dewy.

The current dog is slimmer and has much shorter hair. She's not so keen on snow. But she will cheerfully run through any water you let her get at.

Dogs are funny.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 01, 2016 10:24 PM (k+K+t)

163 Bourbon & beer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:24 PM (voOPb)

164 And BBQ. Not that vinegar mess either!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2016 10:25 PM (JO9+V)

165 Allison Camerota has shocked me since she left Fox & Friends. She isn't even "intelligently" objective any longer.

I will bang her out of pity, only.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:25 PM (OQ9R7)

166 Off to frolic with two sweet little 'nieces,' as we call them.

If you sum their ages, they're older than I am, so i'm totes not a dirty old man.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 01, 2016 10:26 PM (lutOX)

167 ..."Dogs are funny."
-Posted by: Trimegistus at January 01, 2016 10:24 PM (k+K+t)

AMEN!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:27 PM (OQ9R7)

168 Do yourself a favor and don't watch The Clonus Project.

The other two are tolerable, in that they actually have a plot and an attempt to act. And HARM has a chick in a bikini who belongs in a bikini, but... *shudder*

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 10:27 PM (q2o38)

169 So did Alice go through the looking glass after that All Hail Eris?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:27 PM (OEWRk)

170 One bourbon, one scotch & one beer.

How come he never got the Super Bowl gig?

What topless, no talent ephemeral pimple cream spokesperson has it this year?

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:27 PM (NiHAc)

171 Bourbon & beer


And one Scotch.

Posted by: George Thoroughgood at January 01, 2016 10:28 PM (1xUj/)

172 I will bang her out of pity, only.


You sir, are a true Christian whose caring heart can only be appreciated by the throngs gather here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 10:28 PM (rwI+c)

173 Do yourself a favor and don't watch The Clonus Project.

Parts is parts.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 01, 2016 10:28 PM (FkBIv)

174 Vajayjay Speaker

Oh, good Lord. No wonder the aliens haven't contacted us.

"It is a silly place."

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2016 10:28 PM (sdi6R)

175 Black Sabbath

Boy Shorts

Brunettes

Bourbon

Big'ol Tittehs!

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:28 PM (vXMy9)

176 Is it >>> NYC Teachers Caught Having Lesbian Sex In Classroom Move Ahead With Lawsuit Against Schools <<< or >>>Male Teen Files Federal Suit Over MIND-BLOWING High School English Teacher Sex Romps<<<, there are so many sexcapades it's hard to know to which cultural adulteration is being referenced.



Posted by: Ralph at January 01, 2016 10:29 PM (Ok9RO)

177 Bourbon, beer, bacon, boobs, butts, Buicks, BJs, BBQ, boomsticks...
I think Count may be on to something here.

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 10:29 PM (UICf+)

178 "Off to frolic with two sweet little 'nieces,' as we call them.
If you sum their ages, they're older than I am, so i'm totes not a dirty old man.....
"
-Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 01, 2016 10:26 PM (lutOX)

I simply don't like any part of that. Intentions are probably innocent, but I would never type that paragraph.

...so there's that.

Sorry, man.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:29 PM (OQ9R7)

179 "
In the heart of the winter I realize that I am not fond of winter."


Doh. You do know that Winter only just got started 11 days ago (I rounded up).


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 10:30 PM (1ijHg)

180 >>>Beer, Bourbon, Boobs, Bacon, Blue Bell . . .


Boomsticks.

Baseball.

Beingretiredtotheislandsbecauseyouwonthemegamillions.

Is too a word, shut up.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:30 PM (aYhx4)

181 "You sir, are a true Christian whose caring heart can only be appreciated by the throngs gather here."
-Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 10:28 PM (rwI+c)

Thank God for Confession.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:31 PM (OQ9R7)

182 No no no, Camelot is a silly place

https://youtu.be/luVjkTEIoJc

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:31 PM (OEWRk)

183 Delving deep into geekery here:

It's worth noting that the Stormtroopers' worst shooting occurs in the original Star Wars, roughly from the prison breakout to the heroes' escape from the Death Star.

You know, the escape Vader and Tarkin wanted to happen.

In Empire, they're pretty damned effective in the battle of Hoth. On Bespin they actually manage to blow Threepio to bits, which means they can even hit a named character with lines! Later on they get royally suckered by the Cloud City cops, though, and can't shoot the heroes at the landing pad (though Artoo does lay down some countermeasures).

It's in Return that they really fall apart. Maybe the Empire's training regimen was going downhill.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 01, 2016 10:31 PM (k+K+t)

184 Dogs are funny.

Funny how? Like a clown? Like I amuse you?

Posted by: Tommy DeFido at January 01, 2016 10:31 PM (dbDB8)

185 Barry!

Posted by: Reggie at January 01, 2016 10:32 PM (H9MG5)

186 It's absolutely unfucking believable that we have no idea how many people overstay their visas.

The 19 hijackers that perpetrated 9/11 were all here on expired travel visas of one kind or another.

Your fucking telling me that the federal government has spent trillions of dollars in the last 15 years on "security" but hasn't built an entrance and exit database/system for people visiting then US with VISAS?

This whole thing is corrupt to the core.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 01, 2016 10:32 PM (WVvzl)

187 Seems that what is best in life starts with a B




Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2016 10:21 PM


Honey.

Posted by: otho at January 01, 2016 10:33 PM (EWg9n)

188 Finally enough winter to go ice fishing tomorrow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

189 "Is too a word, shut up."
-Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:30 PM (aYhx4)

He explained, delicately.

P.S.: BASEBALL! Where is Chris Davis going with that asshole for an agent?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:33 PM (OQ9R7)

190 Aren't some of those stormtroopers a little overweight to be stormtroopers?

Guess the Empire got a lil desperate

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at January 01, 2016 10:33 PM (1D4Ef)

191 First ONT Compliance Pics of 2016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682971836855021573

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682972147833122816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682972281228771328

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682972415287148544

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:33 PM (AIXq+)

192 So the latest installment of Sherlock was pretty good. Got a little preachy and social justice-y near the end, but on second thought, I think that may have been a deliberate distraction. I would (and will) definitely watch it again.

Posted by: T at January 01, 2016 10:34 PM (Vgw1E)

193 Garrett

Girls girls girls
Red lips, finger tips
Girls girls girls
Dancin' down on the Sunset Strip


Motley

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:34 PM (NiHAc)

194 182 No no no, Camelot is a silly place

https://youtu.be/luVjkTEIoJc
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:31 PM (OEWRk)


That was awesome.

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2016 10:34 PM (sdi6R)

195 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 10:35 PM (EzgxV)

196 @186 Kreplach

But we have the awesome TSA checking out our shoes.......there's that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

197 Kreplach,

Now you know why I think 2016 will be even worse than 2015.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 10:36 PM (1ijHg)

198 There are so many wonderful B words, it's hard to choose

bourbon
bacon
beer
babes

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2016 10:36 PM (uZNvH)

199 First ONT Compliance Pics of 2016 after the First

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682972550540886016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682972676730667008

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682972800693305345

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/682972917202718720

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:36 PM (AIXq+)

200 "Finally enough winter to go ice fishing tomorrow."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

I've never done that. I'd imagine that it is much like sitting around a campfire with "The Boys". Beer, bullshit, laughter...

...minus the fire.

Unless you are an idiot who insists that there be a fire in the middle of the ice.

Which would be ridiculous before the tenth beer.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:36 PM (OQ9R7)

201 Boobs a lot.

https://youtu.be/EPVgKoruWdA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 01, 2016 10:37 PM (FkBIv)

202 Something really wrong with grown women who want boys, just like men who want girls. It doesn't matter how many "hot for teacher" fantasies people had, its still wrong and nasty.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 01, 2016 10:37 PM (39g3+)

203 First and a Half First ONT Compliance Pics of 2016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/683012430054731776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/683014835781644289

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:38 PM (AIXq+)

204 Crue, nice.

I've got the candles burning low
I got the Cramps on the stereo
- Joe Jackson

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:38 PM (vXMy9)

205 Kreplach, yes, it's unbelievable. An entry/exit accounting system was easily do-able even before 9/11. After, I believe such a system was planned. Once passports and associated guvamint immigration/border functions were digitized, it really was as simple as anything one could imagine.

Not a serious country, but you knew that. The confusion arises because the legacy and "inertia" of the country are more impressive than the history of any other. But in this transitional period, those with a foot in both eras thanks to age find it hard to believe what we see and live.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 01, 2016 10:39 PM (QDnY+)

206 - Joe Jackson
-Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:38 PM (vXMy9)

Youuuuu... you dress in pink and blue, just like a child.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:39 PM (OQ9R7)

207 >>>Where is Chris Davis going with that asshole for an agent?

Honestly, I haven't been following. Just wrapping up two trips in two weeks, I've been pretty much off grid since thanksgiving. What's going on?

Alternately, I guess my lazy ass could type "Chris Davis" into the Google machine....brb

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:40 PM (aYhx4)

208 Grandpa had a saying about ice fishing.

Of course, typing it out would get me banned.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:40 PM (vXMy9)

209 I just want to say how much I LOVE you 'rons! It's just a gd humbling life experience to be able to be on the same message board with you! Brothers in heart through life!

Well.. actually, I got banned everywhere else, so this is all that's left, but I'm learning to downsize.

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:41 PM (NiHAc)

210 OK State is way outclassed. Miss is putting on a clinic.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 01, 2016 10:42 PM (kTF2Z)

211 -Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:40 PM (aYhx4)

His agent, (Boras), *spits* is asking for Twenty-+Million/yr. He's worth about fifteen ...sixteen, maybe.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:43 PM (OQ9R7)

212 P.S.: BASEBALL! Where is Chris Davis going with that asshole for an agent?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:33 PM (OQ9R7)

With CBS Sports Jon Heyman as his messenger boy, Boras hopes to fool the Orioles into bidding against themselves since no team needs a 31 year old first baseman enough to pay over $150 million.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:43 PM (AIXq+)

213 oh, right

bacon
bourbon
beer
babes
boobs
bars
beef

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2016 10:44 PM (uZNvH)

214 >>>But in this transitional period, those with a foot in both eras thanks to age find it hard to believe what we see and live.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 01, 2016 10:39 PM (QDnY+) <<<


That.

Posted by: Ralph at January 01, 2016 10:44 PM (Ok9RO)

215 "Grandpa had a saying about ice fishing.
Of course, typing it out would get me banned.
"
-Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:40 PM (vXMy9)

*HAH!*

That was good enough. I can make my own joke from there!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:44 PM (OQ9R7)

216 Jeb is still looking for that Panda.

Posted by: Hank at January 01, 2016 10:45 PM (AqfcR)

217 'Night, morons.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 01, 2016 10:45 PM (k+K+t)

218 @205

I just find it all too much now.

The government fails spectacularly again and again at literally everything it does and yet the leftists answer to everything is more government.

The VA is actively killing people and not only is it not a big deal the people responsible haven't been fired they've actually been given bonuses.

Heads should be rolling people should be swinging from lampposts.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (WVvzl)

219 Bonfires on the ice are not uncommon. It usually happens when there is 2' of ice not like 6" we have now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (voOPb)

220 Jeb is still looking for that Panda.
Posted by: Hank


Among 27 Generals and Admirals.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (FkBIv)

221 "With CBS Sports Jon Heyman as his messenger boy, Boras hopes to fool the Orioles into bidding against themselves since no team needs a 31 year old first baseman enough to pay over $150 million."
-Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:43 PM (AIXq+)

That's about what I thought. Nice "Heyman" Blast, as well! *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (OQ9R7)

222 We'll leave the TV and the radio behind
Don't you wonder what we'll find
Stepping out tonight

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (UICf+)

223 The government fails spectacularly again and again at literally
everything it does and yet the leftists answer to everything is more
government.


they are a cult worshipping their supreme deity, government

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (uZNvH)

224 G'Night, Trimegistus!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (OQ9R7)

225 Really hard to beat those first five Joe Jackson LPs.

But I have moved onto The Cramps.

Boots
Buckles
Belts outside
What you got in there
That you're trying to hide?

-'What'she inside a girl'

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:47 PM (vXMy9)

226 That cult is going to make us pay.


Posted by: Ralph at January 01, 2016 10:47 PM (Ok9RO)

227 Ok, I'm back. Scott Boras. That explains the faggotry and assholishness and drama. That fucking guy is like a case of crabs.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:47 PM (aYhx4)

228 Joe Jackson, "Steppin' Out," 1982, Night And Day album.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:48 PM (ntObR)

229 The Good Bs:

Bows (both cross- and long-)
Beer-battered bacon burritos
Butts
Bare-knuckle Boxing
Barbarians
Booze

The Bad Bs:

BCochran

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:48 PM (jR7Wy)

230
Well.. actually, I got banned everywhere else, so this is all that's left, but I'm learning to downsize.

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:41 PM (NiHAc)


Banned everywhere else? That's strange.

I've never heard of that here before you.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 01, 2016 10:48 PM (RcpcZ)

231 So it sounds like TFG is going to E. O. A bunch of new gun laws. The republicans will sit by playing with their useless pricks. Useless pricks that they are

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:49 PM (voOPb)

232 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 01, 2016 10:49 PM (KCxzN)

233 Well in five minutes, not using hamster time, will find out if the Mega rolled over.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:50 PM (OEWRk)

234 222


That Bass Line! Timeless.
Graham Maby was a monster.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:50 PM (vXMy9)

235 Chocolate, Eris?


Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (q2o38)

236 The Bad Bs:

BCochran



*hearts Eris in all the ways*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (1xUj/)

237 Christopher Taylor,

The answer is simple. All perversions and mental illnesses are CELEBRATED!

And the Supreme Court says it's your right to be crazy.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (1ijHg)

238 Brooke Burke's bodacious breasts

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (UICf+)

239 She had a sulky smile,
she took a standard pose as she presented herself.
She had sultry eyes,
she made it perfectly plain that she was his for a price...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (ntObR)

240 G'Night, Alton!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (OQ9R7)

241 Re: hot teacher banging 17yo students:

"Charol Shakeshaft, a professor at Virgina Commonwealth University, who
has researched sexual abuse allegations against teachers."

Shakeshaft? Really?

That is f-ing hilarious.




Posted by: Ian Galt at January 01, 2016 10:52 PM (8iiMU)

242 Bitchez

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 01, 2016 10:52 PM (xInes)

243 'she was his for a price..'

Huh? Now tackling Hall + OAtes?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:52 PM (OEWRk)

244 Happy New Year, jerks.

Posted by: Gingy at January 01, 2016 10:53 PM (N8hFs)

245 Anna, we apparently grew up listening to the same Top 40 songs. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:53 PM (ntObR)

246 235 Chocolate, Eris?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (q2o3
---
Don't mind if I do!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:54 PM (jR7Wy)

247 Earliest songs I remember hearing on the radio:

- "Fool on the Hill," Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
- "Proud Mary," CCR
- "Soulful Strut," Young-Holt Unlimited

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:54 PM (ntObR)

248 Top 40 icky

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 10:54 PM (voOPb)

249 Alright, Garrett..

You won't here THIS one on your AM dial:

Yeah, Ali McGraw got mad at you
For givin' head to Steve McQueen
Yeah we made a pretty pair
Falin' through the Silver Screen

You a starfucker starfucker starfucker star
Yes you are!

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:54 PM (NiHAc)

250 -DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:47PM (aYhx4)

No shit. Boras is exactly like a creepy venereal disease!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:55 PM (OQ9R7)

251 *hearts Eris in all the ways*
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (1xUj/)
---
/\ /\ /\

One of the Good Bs!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:55 PM (jR7Wy)

252 Well back to the writing. What other areas of San Francisco can I destroy? Pier 34 where the Beast from 20,000 Leagues clawed his way out. The Embarcadero is riven? No Superman to save Lois Ln this time?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:56 PM (OEWRk)

253 244 Happy New Year, jerks.
Posted by: Gingy at January 01, 2016 10:53 PM (N8hFs)
---
Bite moi, Gingy!

But, gently...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:56 PM (jR7Wy)

254 >>Jeb is still looking for that Panda.

Heb, he still looking for my lil panda too.

Posted by: Columba at January 01, 2016 10:56 PM (c7vUv)

255 "One of the Good Bs!"
-Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:55 PM (jR7Wy)

I hear that!

Sincerely,
-Blapweasel

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:56 PM (OQ9R7)

256
239
She had a sulky smile,

she took a standard pose as she presented herself.

She had sultry eyes,

she made it perfectly plain that she was his for a price...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:51 PM (ntObR)


Mike Oldfield!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (EzgxV)

257 cthulhu, yup. Mike wrote and first recorded it, H&O made it a hit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (ntObR)

258 That could be a book or song title - Gently Bites the Night.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (OEWRk)

259 That's about what I thought. Nice "Heyman" Blast, as well! *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 10:46 PM (OQ9R7)

No bigger shill for Scott Boras and his clients than Heyman. If it weren't for Boras using him as his leaker, Heyman would be reduced to a Twitter troll.

I have a hunch that it was Heyman who hyped Derek Jeter's "Farewell Tour" to an Obama slurping level. The sports shills were still hyping Jeter as the Greatest Shortstop EVAH even though you could have stuck a manatee between 2b and 3b and it would have had more range.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (aEC4b)

260 Happy New Year morons!

No resolutions. Just going to take it one day at a time.
2015 was exhausting.

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (hsLN8)

261 Well back to the writing. What other areas of San Francisco can I destroy?

What escaped from the zoo? And does it hunt primates?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 01, 2016 10:58 PM (YJmuy)

262 >>>The Bad Bs:
BCochran


I lol'ed.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 10:58 PM (aYhx4)

263 "Shakeshaft" sounds like a character from a Dickens novel. A very naughty novel about hussies and trollops. Or a Trollope novel about hussies and dickin'!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:58 PM (jR7Wy)

264 Evening, OverNighters.

Been a good first day of the year for me. Didn't do much early but hang out online, especially here. Had a good nap. Had black-eye peas and cornbread with Milady and daughter. Talked to my mom. Watched the end of 20,000 Leagues while drinking egg nog left from last night (good recipe!).

And found the ONT.

Posted by: mindful webworker - propitiously at January 01, 2016 10:58 PM (ACs58)

265 And Joe Jackson was a genius with the lyrics.
Is She Really Going Out With Him? for instance

That say that looks don't count for much
There goes your proof

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 10:58 PM (UICf+)

266 Well back to the writing. What other areas of San Francisco can I destroy?
---
The Castro.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 10:58 PM (jR7Wy)

267 231 So it sounds like TFG is going to E. O. A bunch of new gun laws. The republicans will sit by playing with their useless pricks. Useless pricks that they are


Its not the hill to die on.

Posted by: Paul Ryan, standing in a puddle of piss at January 01, 2016 10:59 PM (NGd+i)

268 I'm getting really tired of asshole commentators (BIRM) talking about the "edge," which is obviously the chi-chi football expression of this season.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 10:59 PM (oKE6c)

269 Speaking of original versions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eANGHVQS9Q

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:00 PM (ntObR)

270 So it sounds like TFG is going to E. O. A bunch of new gun laws. The republicans will sit by playing with their useless pricks. Useless pricks that they are
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Not so.

They will be hard at work crafting only the finest of missives imploring you to donate NOW or else those dastardly Democrats get their way!

"Email us your credit card number or call 1-800-878-2625. That's 1800-U-SUC-OCK"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (9YDUz)

271 Thinking on the letter B, Stanislav Lem wrote a short story about a machine that could create anything that started with the letter N.

The professor that invented it asked it to create Natron, since that was the Latin term for Sodium, and the machine replied with aspertity that it only created things that started with N, not everything that might start with the letter N in some other language, since then it would be the machine that would create virtually everything.

Later another scientist tried to get it to make nothing, which it did, making huge swatches of nothing through out the universe, until they turned it off and then mourned because it wiped out very beautiful and useful items that did not start with the letter N, and so they could not be replaced.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (q2o38)

272 ..."I have a hunch that it was Heyman who hyped Derek Jeter's "Farewell Tour" to an Obama slurping level. The sports shills were still hyping Jeter as the Greatest Shortstop EVAH even though you could have stuck a manatee between 2b and 3b and it would have had more range."
-Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (aEC4b) Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (aEC4b)

*HAH!* x10

I'm almost pissing myself right now!

Jeter's "range" was negligible. His NEED to use that arm wasn't!

LOLOLOLOL!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (OQ9R7)

273 I have a hunch that it was Heyman who hyped Derek Jeter's "Farewell Tour" to an Obama slurping level.


That really was egregious: a whole year of a farewell tour? Really? For the whole season I thought, "Eff off, already!"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (oKE6c)

274
260 Happy New Year morons!

No resolutions. Just going to take it one day at a time.
2015 was exhausting.

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 10:57 PM (hsLN


Nice to hear from you. I'm sitting in your lovely hometown as I type this. Where do you hail from nowadays?

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (RcpcZ)

275 Leopards and cheetahs in the Castro, oh my.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (OEWRk)

276 BTW, here's the album that original version came from.

Love the cover pic of Mick Fleetwood.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (ntObR)

277 "*AHEM*"
-Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (6HYmY)

Shoo. Grown-Ups are talking.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:03 PM (OQ9R7)

278 275 Leopards and cheetahs in the Castro, oh my.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:02 PM (OEWRk)
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And bears!

Oooohhhh Myyyyyy.....

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:03 PM (jR7Wy)

279 One [student] victim allegedly told police he met [teacher] Wey at a "student ministry program"...

"Ministry..."

"So, is that what the kids are calling these days?"

Annnnd...

... Charol Shakeshaft, a professor at Virgina
Commonwealth University, who has researched sexual abuse allegations against teachers.


Shakeshaft? Fated to research sex.

Posted by: mindful webworker - in appropriately at January 01, 2016 11:04 PM (ACs58)

280 Not that I care, because I don't think I could force myself to sit down and watch a whole college game anyway, but since when did ALL Bowl games end up on espn?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2016 11:04 PM (Dj0WE)

281 Let's try that again...

BTW, here's the album that original version came from.
Love the cover pic of Mick Fleetwood.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Rose_(album)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:04 PM (ntObR)

282 Earliest songs I remember hearing on the radio:
----------------

I could tell you, but you wouldn't recognize them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at January 01, 2016 11:04 PM (mxCgt)

283 Hey Ed!

I'm in Dallas, PA.

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 11:05 PM (hsLN8)

284 252
Well back to the writing. What other areas of San Francisco can I destroy? Pier 34 where the Beast from 20,000 Leagues clawed his way out. The Embarcadero is riven? No Superman to save Lois Ln this time?


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 10:56 PM (OEWRk)


What effect are you going for? Something cinematic, or something wry, or something political? You might try the San Francisco Zoo, where years of deferred maintenance slowly filled in the moat in the Siberian tiger display, to the point where one got loose by climbing the leg of one of a group of youths teasing it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:05 PM (EzgxV)

285 Bs:

Bourbon-pecan Pie
Beef and all its recipes
Brats
Black-eyed peas
Baked Cheese Grits
Black teddy lingerie
Broccoli Casserole
Baked Beans
BBQ anything
Banana Nut Bread
Burritos


almost all having to do with food. I could have added beer, bourbon, etc. but that would have been redundant.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 11:05 PM (1ijHg)

286 I am serious. Joe Jackson doesn't get a fraction of the love he deserves.

Look Sharp!
I'm the Man
Beat Crazy
Night and Day
Body and Soul

All must own LPs

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:05 PM (vXMy9)

287 TFG is going to kick off 2016 with a giant "Fuck You, That's Why" to Congress and the Constitution.

Which the GOP will use for fundraising emails while leaving out that they did NOTHING to stop him.

Obama, frustrated by Congress, plans unilateral gun control steps:

http://aol.it/1YWcnsE


Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 11:05 PM (aEC4b)

288 I pray all the Horde will have a safe and healthy new year.

I began my new year in super relaxed mood while preparing to head out to Africa in a week.

Took my third hepatitis vaccine and prepared a sermon and finally took the trouble of looking at my itinerary.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at January 01, 2016 11:06 PM (4rzL1)

289 Happy New Year all!!

Saying hi and signing off nite, as I need to get to bed soon as I get home. Heading to the big gun show in Ft. Worth in the AM before work.

Take care y'all.

Posted by: Blano at January 01, 2016 11:06 PM (heN73)

290 It seems as though most of the bowl games (which I generally don't follow) have been amazingly lop-sided this year.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (oKE6c)

291 "Not that I care, because I don't think I could force myself to sit down and watch a whole college game anyway, but since when did ALL Bowl games end up on espn?"
-Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2016 11:04 PM (j0WE)

Since congress decided that the Free Market wasn't "free enough" and packaged cable channels, while the increased Market Share skyrocketed because shut up.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (OQ9R7)

292 Anna,

Just look up Nancy Pelosi's district and SMOD the whole effing thing.

Thank you very much, in advance.

Jimbo

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (1ijHg)

293 G'Night, Blano!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (OQ9R7)

294 All you Jeter haters can suck a bag'of dicks.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (vXMy9)

295 garrett, don't forget the album "Big World." (It was recorded live, but Joe Jackson actually forbade the audience from making any noise during the performance of the songs.)

I personally like "Right And Wrong," although Joe wrote it in a fit about Reagan.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:08 PM (ntObR)

296 "Not that I care, because I don't think I could force myself to sit down and watch a whole college game anyway, but since when did ALL Bowl games end up on espn?"
-Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2016 11:04 PM (j0WE)

Since congress decided that the Free Market wasn't "free enough" and packaged cable channels, while the increased Market Share skyrocketed because shut up.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (OQ9R7)


Verne Lundquist must be rolling over in his grave.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2016 11:09 PM (Dj0WE)

297 I am not going for cinematic or such. Earthquake has happened and now my characters have to deal with it to accomplish what they are doing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (OEWRk)

298 286-I saw him in concert at constitution hall in DC, far too many years ago. It was quite a show. He actually stopped and asked the crowd to stop dancing, sit down and appreciate his music. And it was fine music at that.

Posted by: Moki at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (7q2ch)

299 I began my new year in super relaxed mood while preparing to head out to Africa in a week.



Took my third hepatitis vaccine and prepared a sermon and finally took the trouble of looking at my itinerary.
---

Stay safe my friend.

Northern Africa: crazy Muslims
Southern Africa: chance of crazy diseases

google "botfly"

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (9JJgN)

300 294 All you Jeter haters can suck a bag'of dicks.
Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (vXMy9)



I don't hate him, but I was always amazed that no pitcher in the AL had figured out that the whole in his swing was belt-high, inside. Instead, every genius on the mound tried to work him away, and he wore out right field. Hello? Spray charts? Ring any bells?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (oKE6c)

301 since when did ALL Bowl games end up on espn?


ESPN gets $6.10 a month per cable or satellite subscriber. They buy the bowls.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (rwI+c)

302 I went to South Africa once.

Didn't need any shots. But that was back in 1999. Things are probably worse now.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 11:11 PM (1ijHg)

303 I did forget Big World.

Good call.

Did you pick up the Live at Rockpalast they put out a few years back?

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:11 PM (vXMy9)

304 I miss Keith Jackson calling the college games.

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 11:11 PM (hsLN8)

305 All you Jeter haters can suck a bag'of dicks.
Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (vXMy9)


Is it true he gives out gift baskets to his conquests and what was in yours?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2016 11:11 PM (Dj0WE)

306 You won't here THIS one on your AM dial:



Yeah, Ali McGraw got mad at you

For givin' head to Steve McQueen

Yeah we made a pretty pair

Falin' through the Silver Screen



You a starfucker starfucker starfucker star

Yes you are!



Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 10:54 PM


Ah.... Goat's Head Soup. A criminally under rated LP.

Posted by: otho at January 01, 2016 11:12 PM (EWg9n)

307 Garret @ 286
Yep. Used to be a record store that had a lifetime warranty on cassettes (The Music Man?). They would just replace them if you wore one out.
Between Joe Jackson & TH Stop Making Sense, I think I'm the reason they went out of business.

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 11:12 PM (UICf+)

308 I don't want to go on the cart.

Posted by: Verne Lundquist at January 01, 2016 11:12 PM (rwI+c)

309 "What other areas of San Francisco can I destroy?"

One Rincon.

Please, gawd, eliminate that hideous eyesore from the SF skyline.

Drop it on the western Bay Bridge approaches (which is what the damn thing will probably do in a giant quake anyway).

Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2016 11:12 PM (noWW6)

310 Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (oKE6c)


"whole" --> "hole"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:12 PM (oKE6c)

311 "All you Jeter haters can suck a bag'of dicks."
-Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (vXMy9)

There was no need for an apostrophe, since you completed the preposition.

Now I need to know if I might just suck the corner of the bag or if I need to engage them individually.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:13 PM (OQ9R7)

312 Is this some radical new therapy?

Posted by: hudaybiyah - trust me at January 01, 2016 11:13 PM (HgTBl)

313 297
I am not going for cinematic or such. Earthquake has happened and now my
characters have to deal with it to accomplish what they are doing.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (OEWRk)


So, your characters' quest is paramount, and you're just throwing in obstacles? Totally toast the transit system, then throw in a bunch of really quirky reactions -- e.g. after the 1989 quake, quite a large number of San Franciscans went to bars.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:13 PM (EzgxV)

314 294 All you Jeter haters can suck a bag'of dicks.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (vXMy9)

Which is what you saw the "analysts" doing every night on Baseball Tonight whenever Jeter's Farewell Tour was in progress

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (aEC4b)

315 garrett, afraid not, thanks for the tip.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (ntObR)

316 299 I began my new year in super relaxed mood while preparing to head out to Africa in a week.



Took my third hepatitis vaccine and prepared a sermon and finally took the trouble of looking at my itinerary.
---

Stay safe my friend.

Northern Africa: crazy Muslims
Southern Africa: chance of crazy diseases

google "botfly"
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (9JJgN)

Heading to Uganda and Kenya. Thanks and I will take care.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (4rzL1)

317 311 "All you Jeter haters can suck a bag'of dicks."
-Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:07 PM (vXMy9)
There was no need for an apostrophe, since you completed the preposition.
Now I need to know if I might just suck the corner of the bag or if I need to engage them individually.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:13 PM (OQ9R7)



Depends on whether Jeter will share the bag o' dicks.


Sorry, couldn't resist.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (oKE6c)

318 I've watched about a month's worth of college football in the last 24 hours, and not a decent game in the bunch. All blowouts. Boring.

Posted by: anti-socialist at January 01, 2016 11:15 PM (o9lmn)

319 Northernlurker

You be safe over there. That's one fucked up continent you are headed toom

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 11:15 PM (voOPb)

320 Cal Ripken just texted me to say Range is overrated.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:15 PM (vXMy9)

321 I would expect CalTrans to go kaput. Already mentioned some ferry boats still not running. Plus the bridges I trashed. A condominium complex pancaked. But leaving Nob Hill residents alone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (OEWRk)

322 225
But I have moved onto The Cramps.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 10:47 PM (vXMy9)


Now you've got me watching Cramps videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Heygg3esSg

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (sdi6R)

323 "Depends on whether Jeter will share the bag o' dicks.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
"
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (oKE6c)

*HAH!!!*

To his credit, he's unselfish.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (OQ9R7)

324 love you all

Posted by: come and get me at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (tQ6GS)

325 I don't want to go on the cart.
Posted by: Verne Lundquist at January 01, 2016 11:12 PM (rwI+c)


Quiet you, you're not fooling anyone.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (Dj0WE)

326 302 I went to South Africa once.

Didn't need any shots. But that was back in 1999. Things are probably worse now.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo



I went to Africa at various times in the 90s and had to get all kinds of shots. Smallpox, malaria, etc. (ex-USAF)

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (NGd+i)

327 321 I would expect CalTrans to go kaput. Already mentioned some ferry boats still not running. Plus the bridges I trashed. A condominium complex pancaked. But leaving Nob Hill residents alone.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (OEWRk)



How about a fiscal calamity instead of a physical one? Not fictionalized enough?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (oKE6c)

328 That's one fucked up continent you are headed toom
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Unnecessarily ominous mis-spelling, if there ever was one.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (9YDUz)

329 "Cal Ripken just texted me to say Range is overrated."
-Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:15 PM (vXMy9)

Tell "Ironman" to take another Geritol and settle down.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (OQ9R7)

330 Heading to Uganda and Kenya. Thanks and I will take care.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (4rzL1)




Obligatory: https://youtu.be/FTQbiNvZqaY

Posted by: Country Singer at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (GUBah)

331 anti,

you screwed up.

I watched 12 hours of college football in the past 3 months.

It was great.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (1ijHg)

332 Eris! Don't kill the messenger, but I just got this from some Mick:

"driving through bumfuck NC and stumbled across a hash that's banned. But here's another B for you: Bitch please"

Did I mention the part about not killing the messenger? Cause that's real important to me.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (aYhx4)

333 Anna, Pier 39 has to go. And the frakking seals.

And that stupid bow and arrow.

Please spare Twin Peaks.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:19 PM (MQEz6)

334 Jay has to be a quake or how else will the McGuffin get loose?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:19 PM (OEWRk)

335 There's hope for you yet, rickl!

Lux and Ivy were always fun to go and see. Also, huge fans of early rock and roll. His radio show was the shit.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:19 PM (vXMy9)

336 316
299 I began my new year in super relaxed mood while preparing to head out to Africa in a week.







Took my third hepatitis vaccine and prepared a sermon and finally took the trouble of looking at my itinerary.

---



Stay safe my friend.



Northern Africa: crazy Muslims

Southern Africa: chance of crazy diseases



google "botfly"

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 01, 2016 11:10 PM (9JJgN)



Heading to Uganda and Kenya. Thanks and I will take care.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (4rzL1)


Tanganyika is a much more interesting lake....Lake Victoria is more like a giant mudpuddle.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:19 PM (EzgxV)

337
283 Hey Ed!

I'm in Dallas, PA.

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 11:05 PM (hsLN


Good for you - it's nice out there. I'm now in Parsons (yechh!). At least it's low crime but that creeps nearer by the day. I sure wish I was back in Mountain Top.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 01, 2016 11:20 PM (RcpcZ)

338 I don't mean to disparage Jeter's range, but he made Wilmer Flores look like Andrelton Simmons.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 11:20 PM (aEC4b)

339 I own a mini 14 just because it is not an "assault rifle" in California. Rarely clean it it just goes and goes.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 01, 2016 11:20 PM (dULJN)

340 Obama's EO shennanigans do serve one useful purpose.

They pull the masks off many folks.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:21 PM (MQEz6)

341 I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Pretoria. Ugh. for two nights I stayed at the Sandton Sun near Jberg. Beers at the pool for 9 rand. that's $1.50, or was. It was January. Summer. Nice.

As soon as the guy shows up with one, I tell him to get me another.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 01, 2016 11:21 PM (1ijHg)

342 Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (aYhx4)
---
Hahaha! That's my spunky little bog rat!

Oooh -- Bog rat. Another great B!

So who's the Banned One?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:21 PM (jR7Wy)

343 "driving through bumfuck NC and stumbled across a hash that's banned. But here's another B for you: Bitch please"
-------------------

Asshole. He could have stopped here in Bumfuck, and I would have bought him a beer. But, nooooo...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at January 01, 2016 11:22 PM (mxCgt)

344 330 Heading to Uganda and Kenya. Thanks and I will take care.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at January 01, 2016 11:14 PM (4rzL1)



Obligatory: https://youtu.be/FTQbiNvZqaY
Posted by: Country Singer at January 01, 2016 11:17
PM (GUBah)

Nice

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at January 01, 2016 11:22 PM (4rzL1)

345 Ed,
Damn. We have to get together!

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 11:22 PM (hsLN8)

346 Yeah, and here's one from Cal-Tech.

>>>And the Supreme Court says it's your right to be crazy.<<<

>>>"Personally I think that online child predation should be legal, and find it ridiculous that one could be arrested for comments they make on the Internet.", Mark Oyama, Hawaii <<<




Posted by: Ralph at January 01, 2016 11:22 PM (j4+BF)

347 Looks like we will finally in switching over to a rainy pattern here in southern Cal. Man we need it.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 01, 2016 11:22 PM (dULJN)

348 I own a mini 14 just because it is not an "assault rifle" in California. Rarely clean it it just goes and goes.
Posted by: The Jackhole


Heavy barrel or the standard?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 01, 2016 11:23 PM (9YDUz)

349 Jon Heyman is a Statist Union Shill!

I'm going to leave that here. Any commentary to the leeward side of that mountain can be sent to:

ShutUp@aol.com

-Thank You

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:23 PM (OQ9R7)

350 I own a mini 14 just because it is not an "assault rifle" in California. Rarely clean it it just goes and goes.
Posted by: The Jackhole
------------------

Too bad it won't take AR magazines.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at January 01, 2016 11:23 PM (mxCgt)

351 The farewell tour for athletes is now getting to be obnoxious, especially Yankee farewell tours. I can't decide if Jeters or Mariano's was worse.

** Full disclosure, I'm a bitter disillusioned Mets fan fully expecting the greatest assemblage of pitchers on one team be completely wasted by a corrupt and bankrupt ownership.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 01, 2016 11:24 PM (WVvzl)

352 Just the standard. I just ordered an integrated strut and adjustable gas block. It throws the brass about 30 feet now.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 01, 2016 11:26 PM (dULJN)

353 48-12 Ole Miss

Rout.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:26 PM (rwI+c)

354 Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 01, 2016 11:17 PM (9YDUz)

Narcotics, iPad, spell check not working or fingers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)

355 >>>So who's the Banned One?

Cochran just wandered into a banned cell ip, I guess. Or pitxy hates his phone.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 11:26 PM (aYhx4)

356 Clemson v Bama.

Clemson!

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 11:27 PM (hsLN8)

357 Night all. Back to the writing. Thanks to all and their suggestions. So much can be made from just one Siberian tiger in the Castro and residents not wanting to kill it because endangered even though it just did a Treadwell on a friend.

Have fun qdpsteve spinning the platters and blasting the tunes.

All Hail Eris, good luck with your killer B quest.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:28 PM (OEWRk)

358 Happy wordsmithing Anna!

Were I in the Castro, I'd skin the tiger and make a fabulous caftan...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:29 PM (jR7Wy)

359 353: stopped watching at halftime. I wonder how many others turned to something else to watch? Outside of the fans of Ole Miss, Stanford, Bama, etc I would expect most of them wound up watching something else. Can't be good for ESPNs ratings, which pleases me for some reason.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 01, 2016 11:30 PM (NGd+i)

360 I'm laughing so hard I haven't made it past #5

http://www.boredpanda.com/poor-design-decisions-fails/

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:30 PM (rwI+c)

361 Jeter's farewell was way worse.

Mo didn't always play in each game in each city. So, giving fans a chance to give him some love didn't bother me as much.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (vXMy9)

362 321
I would expect CalTrans to go kaput. Already mentioned some ferry boats
still not running. Plus the bridges I trashed. A condominium complex
pancaked. But leaving Nob Hill residents alone.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:16 PM (OEWRk)


Keep most of the bridges, kill the approaches. The Golden Gate is an amazing and highly resiliant structure -- the roads getting on or off of it, not so much. The Bay Bridge has crap approaches to the double-suspension bridge to Treasure Island, a good attachment to Treasure Island, then the nouveau modern suspension bridge to Oakland used the wrong bolts and they're half rusted through already despite being less than a decade old -- you can shear the bolts and drop the whole deck into the briny. You can take any ferries in dock when the quake hit and beat them to death against the dock. Same with tourist boats -- but have the ones that were actually in transit survive.

Definitely let the zoo loose. And add a bunch of "only in SF" stuff. Like there being surprisingly little damage to Market Street, but it's impassable because people there are having a giant drum circle. Protesters fill the area near City Hall wanting to know what will be given to them for having to deal with the mess. Nudists are demanding open carry to protect their houses from looters, while would-be looters are demanding police escorts to protect them from "gun nuts". Have a bicycle messenger killed by a freak 16-story drop of a 250-pound stone ornament off of the facade of an older building. Oh, have the brakes fail on the cars parked on their ridiculously steep hills, piling up in intersections at the bottoms -- maybe shake extras out of the garages.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV)

363 "I don't mean to disparage Jeter's range, but he made Wilmer Flores look like Andrelton Simmons."
-Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 11:20 PM (aEC4b)

*HAH!*

Jeter cost ten million dollars more than Omar Vizquel.

Take that any way you want.

Range? I've got a Doppler Radar I can sell you for less.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (OQ9R7)

364 Oh, I see Ian Galt beat me to the remark on "Shakeshaft"...

Sometimes I think, there's no need to comment on anything. Someone else will cover it sooner or later.

Ooot oot eet eet

Posted by: mindful webworker - monkeying at the keyboard at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (ACs58)

365 Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 11:26 PM (aYhx4)
---
DC, you need to come to the next NoVaMoMee just to experience the assholery in three-dimensional full color surround sound. We're so much worse up close.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (jR7Wy)

366 Full Disclosure:

I actually like the "Farewell Tours".

I also lactate, now.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:32 PM (OQ9R7)

367 It's about time BC got banned.
Happens to all of us, sooner or later.

Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:33 PM (vXMy9)

368
345 Ed,
Damn. We have to get together!

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 11:22 PM (hsLN


Some nice day this Spring after the weather warms and you've got a date.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 01, 2016 11:33 PM (RcpcZ)

369 ** Full disclosure, I'm a bitter disillusioned Mets fan fully expecting the greatest assemblage of pitchers on one team be completely wasted by a corrupt and bankrupt ownership.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 01, 2016 11:24 PM (WVvzl)

I'm a Mets fan, and I've never seen a fan base that was so miserable after winning a pennant when everyone picked the Nationals or Dodgers to stroll to the Series

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 11:34 PM (aEC4b)

370 Auronauts on youtube is inspired.

Posted by: bourbonchicken at January 01, 2016 11:34 PM (zTxkE)

371 347 Looks like we will finally in switching over to a rainy pattern here in southern Cal. Man we need it.
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 01, 2016 11:22 PM (dULJN)



Fun fact: San Diego county has 99% of the water it needs (mostly from the Colorado River), but has to conserve water. Because.


You know, sympathy for the Reds up north who voted for asshole Jerry Brown, who in 1975 (when the liberal infestation was only beginning in CA, and Brown was elected on his father's name) put the kibosh on water infrastructure construction that would have obviated this problem. So eff 'em. We can't transfer the water to them anyway.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:34 PM (oKE6c)

372 "It's about time BC got banned.
Happens to all of us, sooner or later.
"
-Posted by: garrett at January 01, 2016 11:33 PM (vXMy9)

Fucker had it coming, what with all the sharing of his daughters accomplishments and the like.

G'Bye, JERK!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:35 PM (OQ9R7)

373 Does anyone else want to barf over the whole Kobe farewell tour?

Makes. Me. Vomit.

Posted by: mpfs at January 01, 2016 11:35 PM (hsLN8)

374 So I just bought "2010: Arthur C Clarke Needs More Money For Rent Bois" on DVD, used. First time in 30 years. Now I know why I'd waited this long...

The Kubrick vision was a terrifying exploration of how inhospitable and alien outer-space is. When stuff goes wrong, like HAL went wrong, you might not know the reason; it's just wrong and you have to find some way to survive around it or fix it. If alien life shows up, it is (probably) incomprehensible to our chilled monkey brains.

"2012" said, screw all that, let's explain HAL's malfunction as a bug introduced by the Cold War. Let's (somehow) fly a manned spaceship well into Jupiter's near-stellar-level magnetic field without all the onboard electronics going bzzt. (BTW, the fact that Jupiter is almost a star turns out to be the main plot of the story.)

At the end of it, I did end up rooting for America and the Soviets to join together, so on that much, success. I wanted them to nuke Europa

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:35 PM (6FqZa)

375 I'd kill to have Jeter's range.

Posted by: Tom Waits at January 01, 2016 11:36 PM (vXMy9)

376 Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV)

Sounds like you've put some thought into this over the years.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:36 PM (MQEz6)

377 Definitely let the zoo loose.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV)


But be sure to tell people about it. They may not notice otherwise.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:36 PM (oKE6c)

378 And how the fuck is it that in the mid 1980s when "2010" was out that the special space effects were WORSE than the effects in the mid 1960s "2001"?!

Oh, and memo: there's no sound in space. Kubrick knew. The "2010" idjits didn't.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

379
Who names their kid after a cut of beef? Never understood that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2016 11:38 PM (ODxAs)

380 Spinning space station, and the astronauts EVAing to it don't get wrenched around trying to rendezvous with it, and don't even try to match their own spin with the station. DUDE DO YOU EVEN NEWTON?

/ there, I think I'm done now

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:39 PM (6FqZa)

381 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (jR7Wy)

I tried when I lived in MD, but adult stuff got in the way. Now, it's not likely, given that I'm 700 miles away. More's the pity.

Posted by: DC in River City at January 01, 2016 11:39 PM (aYhx4)

382

At the end of it, I did end up rooting for America and the Soviets to join together, so on that much, success. I wanted them to nuke Europa
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:35 PM (6FqZa)

That's in the third book.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:39 PM (MQEz6)

383 376
Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV)



Sounds like you've put some thought into this over the years.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:36 PM (MQEz6)


Nah, that's just off the top of my head. Being here in 1989 helps -- it was always reasonably safe, you could easily drive just far enough to find an open store with stuff....but getting from A to B was like a constant obstacle course -- full of whiny, clueless people (and, BTW, there were some very gracious, helpful, and kind people as well -- more than I would have expected).

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

384 Cthulhu, thanks. I am printing all that out.

2010 blows chunks as a movie because Peter Hyams decided to make it so topical that now it is impossible watch because it is so dated. Whereas 2001 is a timeless tale of Man vs Himself and his Environment which in this case is HAL.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:40 PM (OEWRk)

385 bth, kudos to you for getting through 2010. I couldn't.

What really drove me crazy about 2010 right away was, it's RIDICULOUSLY talky.

Peter Hyams completely fails to understand what Kubrick knew instinctively: great movies, especially grand space epics, should rely on the power of the *images,* not the endless expositionary dialogue of the actors.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

386 Kobe?


That guy has got game.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 01, 2016 11:41 PM (vXMy9)

387 374: Heh! I still kind of liked 2010 but I liked Roy Scheider.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 01, 2016 11:41 PM (NGd+i)

388 360 I'm laughing so hard I haven't made it past #5

http://www.boredpanda.com/poor-design-decisions-fails/
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:30 PM (rwI+c)



Too bad you missed #6, 15, and 16.

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2016 11:41 PM (sdi6R)

389 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:37 PM (6FqZa).
---
I think it succeeded because Kubrick made everything look like a chilly Chesley Bonestall painting, and his color palette was cool greys, black, and white punctuated by bright red. The camera was always at a distance, observing, just like HAL.

The second film was shot like a t.v. show, up close and personal. With Kubrick, even the close ups were clinical.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:41 PM (jR7Wy)

390 I'd prefer to just pretend 2001 stands on its own and there were no sequels.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

391 "I'm a Mets fan, and I've never seen a fan base that was so miserable after winning a pennant when everyone picked the Nationals or Dodgers to stroll to the Series."
-Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2016 11:34 PM (aEC4b)

Really? Holy shit, did I underestimate that team.

*eats shit*

In my own defense, *chows turd*, I didn't see that offense coming in the second half of the season. No one did. No one.

No one.

Not one person outside of Hell's Boundaries.

...so there's that.

*takes another bite of shit*

That pitching staff is Other-Worldly. We haven't even seen what Mats is capable of, yet!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:42 PM (OQ9R7)

392 Would love to make a movie based on a single phrase seen in 2001:

"Explosive Bolts"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:42 PM (ntObR)

393 Oh, have the brakes fail on the cars parked on their ridiculously steep hills, piling up in intersections at the bottoms -- maybe shake extras out of the garages.
Posted by: cthulhu


I vote for a heard of cycle-thugs to flip, tumble, and skid down a long hill only to be greeted by an out-of-control cable car in 4k glory.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 01, 2016 11:42 PM (9YDUz)

394 2010 had too much cold war crapola.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 01, 2016 11:43 PM (FkBIv)

395 Keep most of the bridges, kill the approaches.

I'm picturing a massive pile of burning cars in the center of Fort Point. Fell right through, they did.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 01, 2016 11:43 PM (YJmuy)

396 The center of Discovery is rotating pretty slowly, the ends much faster.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:43 PM (MQEz6)

397 About the only good bit of dialog in the movie 2010 is when Floyd and Kurnow are arguing who has the best baseball hotdogs.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:44 PM (OEWRk)

398 Good nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at January 01, 2016 11:44 PM (voOPb)

399 "I'd kill to have Jeter's range."
-Posted by: Tom Waits at January 01, 2016 11:36 PM (vXMy9)

I thought you hung yourself in '83.

*shrugs*

Welcome Back!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:44 PM (OQ9R7)

400 I'd prefer to just pretend 2001 stands on its own and there were no sequels.

Pray that no one options 3001.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:44 PM (rwI+c)

401 G'Night, Misanthropic!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:44 PM (OQ9R7)

402 @369

Yeah, there's something about the innate pessimism of Mets fans.

Unfortunately we share a city with a team that's won 27 WS so it's always hard to find the sunny side of life.

I mean look at the horrendous offseason so far.

We lose Cespedas and Murphy and replace them with nothing.

No pop, no speed, no high average or OBP players.

Looks lie if we're going to win its going to be 1-0 or 2-1 and pray our bullpen doesn't blow it.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 01, 2016 11:44 PM (WVvzl)

403 RE: salacious hot girls songs

I know this is kind of like asserting that "Babe Ruth was a great baseball player," but it's late & self-indulgence is what it's all about, right?

Offered for your consideration. The MTV video of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher, " featuring Playboy Playmate of the Year (1976) Lillian Muller:

I think of all the education that I've missed
But then my homework was never quite like this!
Got it bad, Got it bad
I'm hot for teacher
Got it bad, so bad
I'm hot for teacher!

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 11:46 PM (NiHAc)

404 Or options 2061 with Christopher Floyd.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:46 PM (OEWRk)

405 384
Cthulhu, thanks. I am printing all that out.

2010 blows
chunks as a movie because Peter Hyams decided to make it so topical that
now it is impossible watch because it is so dated. Whereas 2001 is a timeless tale of Man vs Himself and his Environment which in this case is HAL.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:40 PM (OEWRk)


Oh, and one particularly clever way to get off the Peninsula when all seems lost might be a railroad bridge. It's likely the rails would be bent too much to run trains, but a few guys with backpacks could probably make it across in a few hours.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:46 PM (EzgxV)

406 bth, kudos to you for getting through 2010. I couldn't.



What really drove me crazy about 2010 right away was, it's RIDICULOUSLY talky.



Peter Hyams completely fails to understand what Kubrick knew
instinctively: great movies, especially grand space epics, should rely
on the power of the *images,* not the endless expositionary dialogue of
the actors.



Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:41 PM


Show. Don't tell. There's none of that in 2010. It's not just the yak yak yak... There's a real clunky and ham fisted approach to shooting scenes and shots. It fails to convey the majesty and awe of 2001... it looks... cheap. Blame the budget, maybe for a lot of that, but, that's no excuse for the mostly Lucas grade pedestrian shots during scenes.

Posted by: otho at January 01, 2016 11:46 PM (EWg9n)

407 "2010" was horrible.

Sort of like dating Honey Boo Boos Mom after a romance with a supermodel.

"Childhood's End" was just on SYFY. It was... um... OK I guess.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 01, 2016 11:46 PM (9JJgN)

408
394 2010 had too much cold war crapola.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 01, 2016 11:43 PM (FkBIv)

Yup. 2001 had it too, but it was subdued. Was it even cold war by then or was it just ordinary Russian/American rivalry?

2010 slapped you in the head with a cold war sturgeon.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:47 PM (MQEz6)

409 I prayed too soon

Syfy Plots '3001: The Final Odyssey' Miniseries From Ridley Scott

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:47 PM (rwI+c)

410 Really, though, as I noted in a thread a little while back, modern SF (while *very* full of itself) is not especially necessary to the national functioning of the modern United States of America. It's a small boutique city without any real infrastructural or military relevance.

Wipe the place out and, um, Twitter stops working? If that?

Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)

411 Pray that no one options 3001.

Michael Bay's 3001!

Frank Poole is back, and this time he's pissed!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 01, 2016 11:48 PM (YJmuy)

412 400
I feel th same way about the original 3 Star Wars movies.

Posted by: Tuna at January 01, 2016 11:48 PM (JSovD)

413 When Heywood Floyd meets the Russians on the space station, they talk like colleagues. And how Clavius Base is shut down, they are not bellicose but concerned.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:49 PM (OEWRk)

414 Also the hotdogs that were being debated were sold at the Astrodome. :^/

Talk about dating a movie, like how the guy in "Enemy Mine" was an Oilers fan. But in *that* guy's defence he probably wants to forget about the Titans too

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo used to live in Houston you know, until 2010 at January 01, 2016 11:49 PM (6FqZa)

415 Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2016 11:46 PM (EzgxV)

Hang glide across the Bay.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

416 410 Really, though, as I noted in a thread a little while back, modern SF (while *very* full of itself) is not especially necessary to the national functioning of the modern United States of America. It's a small boutique city without any real infrastructural or military relevance.
Wipe the place out and, um, Twitter stops working? If that?
Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)



SF, much like Europe, is basically a theme park. ("Pervertland?")

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:49 PM (oKE6c)

417 "Really, though, as I noted in a thread a little while back, modern SF (while *very* full of itself) is not especially necessary to the national functioning of the modern United States of America. It's a small boutique city without any real infrastructural or military relevance.

Wipe the place out and, um, Twitter stops working? If that?
"
-Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)

But they won't win the World Series next year, then.

Sir? I dismiss you as a Point of Order.

*gavel*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:50 PM (OQ9R7)

418 TD Ok State. 20-48

The Cowboys are playing to the end, you gotta give them that.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:50 PM (rwI+c)

419 407: "Childhood's End" was just on SYFY. It was... um... OK I guess.


It was underwhelming. Cool to hear Tywin Lannister as the alien though. Recognized his voice immediately. The asian chick was really cute. Otherwise, it was a bit ponderous. Not terrible, just not that interesting either.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 01, 2016 11:50 PM (NGd+i)

420 2010 was not a great movie but Helen Mirren was in it so I give a half a star just for that.

Posted by: Tuna at January 01, 2016 11:51 PM (JSovD)

421 Pray that no one options 3001.

Michael Bay's 3001!

Frank Poole is back, and this time he's pissed!
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 01, 2016 11:48 PM (YJmuy)


In way, Asimov was lucky to die when he did before he completely fell to the level of 3001... though "Foundation & Earth" comes close...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 01, 2016 11:51 PM (vBeA5)

422 Wipe the place out and, um, Twitter stops working? If that?

Posted by: torquewrench
-----------------
This sounds like a win-win scenario.

Posted by: Chi at January 01, 2016 11:51 PM (UICf+)

423 Syfy Plots '3001: The Final Odyssey' Miniseries From Ridley Scott
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:47 PM (rwI+c)
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This is why I can't trust Ridley with a sequel to Bladerunner (which does not cry out for one).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:52 PM (jR7Wy)

424
411 Pray that no one options 3001.

Michael Bay's 3001!

Frank Poole is back, and this time he's pissed!
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 01, 2016 11:48 PM (YJmuy)

Oh, Lord.

Velociraptors conjured up to do laundry chores.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:52 PM (MQEz6)

425 Hey the first Horde book series - 50 Ways to Trash San Francisco.

Just remember where you parked.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:53 PM (OEWRk)

426 eman , only if the 'raptors are wearing vintage Cleveland Spiders gear

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:53 PM (6FqZa)

427 Would love to make a movie based on a single phrase seen in 2001:

"Explosive Bolts"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 01, 2016 11:42 PM (ntObR)


I saw Explosive Bolts open for Starchild at the Discover back in 2001...

Posted by: The 1^2 x 2^2 x 3^2 Hat at January 01, 2016 11:53 PM (vBeA5)

428 "He say yew Braderunnah."

"You got the wrong guy pal."

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:53 PM (OEWRk)

429 "SF, much like Europe, is basically a theme park. ("Pervertland?")"
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 01, 2016 11:49 PM (oKE6c)

*HAH!*

Buncha' Costumed, Disillusioned, Parading, Perverted, Holier-Than-Thou Fags!

*throws a rock from Cleveland*

Yeah. We can do that.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 01, 2016 11:54 PM (OQ9R7)

430 "I did your eyes!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:54 PM (jR7Wy)

431 IIRC one of the few props that survived the destruction of the 2001 sets were the instructions to the Zero-G toilet in the Ares trans-Lunar vehicle.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:55 PM (OEWRk)

432 "If you could see what I've seen with your eyes..."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 01, 2016 11:55 PM (jR7Wy)

433 I will give the 2010 movie this: the exchange between HAL and his creator at the end was fabulous. 'Will I dream?'

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:55 PM (rwI+c)

434 Never understood why San Francisco got so much love. Place is a shithole.
One of the worst cities I have ever visited.
Used to hate having to go down there for work.

Posted by: Garrett at January 01, 2016 11:56 PM (vXMy9)

435 The only bits in 2010 that worked for me, visually were the airbraking and the spacewalk to the Discovery. That's it. The rest was shot like the SW prequels with George Lucas... on valium. Head shot. Medium shot, reverse. Hallway shot. Some guy talking. Fuck it, that'll do.

Posted by: otho at January 01, 2016 11:57 PM (EWg9n)

436 yeesh, Eris, now you got me thinking about Event Horizon again *shudder*

I think... that movie was the true *spiritual* sequel to Kubrick. Maybe a little too hellraiser-y at the end.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:57 PM (6FqZa)

437 The original showing of Blade Runner was hurt by the narration.

Minus the narration it is terrific.



Posted by: eman at January 01, 2016 11:57 PM (MQEz6)

438 Event Horizon was just Disney's The Black Hole but without Roddy McDowell voicing VINCENT and being more a horror movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:58 PM (OEWRk)

439 It was good. But there wasn't any walking and talking exposition. Or sitting in a fancy room exposition.

Posted by: George Lucas at January 01, 2016 11:58 PM (zTxkE)

440 *928 - I liked the scene where the monolith / Dave Bowman talks to his exwife, too. The actress played it perfect.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 01, 2016 11:59 PM (6FqZa)

441 2010 has at least a few points of cool because of Roy Scheider.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 01, 2016 11:59 PM (9YDUz)

442 Man, am I late (and drunk) to the ONT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 01, 2016 11:59 PM (reTSH)

443 Pandorum was a strange movie.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at January 01, 2016 11:59 PM (rwI+c)

444 Has 2061 been optioned?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2016 11:59 PM (uZNvH)

445 Anna Puma keeps saying words. They are all in English. Night after night, I ask myself... "How stupid man make things and money while smart woman circles dumb man fifty times?"

I no have answer.

*scratches stupid head*

No understand smart woman words.

*scratches ass*

Smart woman make dumb guy more stupid.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:00 AM (OQ9R7)

446 I don't hang out just to hang out.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at January 02, 2016 12:00 AM (Dwehj)

447 I'm not gay just a man like Chas Bonobo. Wedd Huggle and me first case of two gay men sex where one get pregnant, though but he rake me.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 02, 2016 12:00 AM (7EHW6)

448 403
Offered for your consideration. The MTV video of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher, " featuring Playboy Playmate of the Year (1976) Lillian Muller:

Posted by: mnwxyz at January 01, 2016 11:46 PM (NiHAc)


*throws flag*

I'm not seeing a link there.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

449 Has 2061 been optioned?

*takes notes*

Posted by: Uwe Boll at January 02, 2016 12:00 AM (6FqZa)

450 "*throws flag*
I'm not seeing a link there.
"
-Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

^This Guy Gets the ONT^

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:02 AM (OQ9R7)

451 Blade Runner has odd things like interstellar travel and newspapers, and bioengineering and no cellphones.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:02 AM (MQEz6)

452 395
Keep most of the bridges, kill the approaches.

I'm picturing a massive pile of burning cars in the center of Fort Point. Fell right through, they did.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 01, 2016 11:43 PM (YJmuy)


Yep. And panicked people on the bridge standing by the end of the suspension section looking over the edge in horror.....I forget, are the toll plazas on the actual suspension bridge structure, or are they on the approaches?


So, if she's still around -- here's a pic -- http://www.foundsf.org/index.php? title=Fileresidio$golden-gate-bridge -south-end.jpg The space to the right of the tower, where you can see the suspension cable over the bridge deck, may be the last piece of California standing after everything else gets shaken to death. The space between the two towers has good trusswork and will probably still stand (if the towers do), and flies the bridge directly over the low building (Fort Point). Then, again, the same deferred maintenance clowns that screw up everything else have had their ways with it for a while -- Blanco suggests a deck collapse, with cars stacking up in the Fort Point courtyard. The area to the left of the two towers is just crap design and crap construction and may fall down some random day without an earthquake.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 12:02 AM (EzgxV)

453 Ah.... Goat's Head Soup. A criminally under rated LP.


It is! (Just got back from an errand, so this is late).

For some reason "real" Stones fans weren't supposed to like it because Angie was a sell-out or something. It was quite a good album.

And it had Starfucker.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 02, 2016 12:02 AM (1xUj/)

454 BTH, never saw Event Horizon, but doing a quick imdb search, I see it has some of the same actors as in the flick I'm watching right now, "Soldier". Probably doesn't have as many 'splosions, bodies falling off of scaffolding, and people running in slow motion from fireballs though.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:03 AM (jR7Wy)

455 451
Kind of a Steampunk like future.

Posted by: Tuna at January 02, 2016 12:03 AM (JSovD)

456 After the jet fighter pilot pictures were the airplane crashes. I'm surprised no one noticed.

Posted by: A.Smythers, A Celt at January 02, 2016 12:04 AM (bpWeX)

457 Event Horizon was just Disney's The Black Hole but without Roddy McDowell voicing VINCENT and being more a horror movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma


And no Slim Pickens robot.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 02, 2016 12:04 AM (FkBIv)

458 It's time for Horrywood to do Thomas Covenant.

Or at least Empire of the East.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:05 AM (MQEz6)

459 438 Event Horizon was just Disney's The Black Hole but without Roddy McDowell voicing VINCENT and being more a horror movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 01, 2016 11:58 PM (OEWRk)
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Brilliant.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:05 AM (jR7Wy)

460 "Oh, Lord. Velociraptors conjured up to do laundry chores."

There was the article posted at the HQ about the all-robotic Japanese hotel wherein the robot bellhop is a velociraptor. Not fictional.

As your attorney, I advise you to tip generously.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2016 12:08 AM (noWW6)

461 Covenant is unfilmable. Those two Seattle girls who read the series in their nighties can stand as canon IMO.

Fantasy Bedtime Hour is now on archive.org apparently...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2016 12:08 AM (6FqZa)

462 I could never "critique" a movie in that fashion. I'm quite retarded in that sense.

*sips beer*

I actually thought I was wearing pants. I'm not. This is one comfortable chair.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:10 AM (OQ9R7)

463 Just took the cat out for his walk. It's clear and cold, about freezing. Spent a few minutes looking up at the stars.

It's a good way to feel insignificant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at January 02, 2016 12:10 AM (mxCgt)

464 Blade Runner has odd things like interstellar travel and newspapers, and bioengineering and no cellphones.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:02 AM (MQEz6)


They went for a "future retro" style, and because they mixed up retro styling with a sci-fi plot, the lack of cellphones or the presense of newspapers won't interfer with the suspension of disbelief.

Posted by: Are you asking if I'm a Hat or a Lesbian? at January 02, 2016 12:11 AM (vBeA5)

465 It's a good way to feel insignificant.

I get that from my bank statements.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:11 AM (YJmuy)

466 There was the article posted at the HQ about the all-robotic Japanese hotel wherein the robot bellhop is a velociraptor. Not fictional.
---

Sweet Smoking Pohl, we really are in the 21st Century, aren't we?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:11 AM (jR7Wy)

467 Blade Runner has odd things like interstellar travel and newspapers, and bioengineering and no cellphones.
---
I just figured they were going for the noir gumshoe vibe.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:12 AM (jR7Wy)

468
461 Covenant is unfilmable. Those two Seattle girls who read the series in their nighties can stand as canon IMO.

Fantasy Bedtime Hour is now on archive.org apparently...
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2016 12:08 AM (6FqZa)

Hmm, likely so.

It is hard to imagine a director who can pull it off and it would have to be a mini-series. Maybe the folks who are doing Game of Thrones could do it.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:13 AM (MQEz6)

469 Maybe their ban of cellphones is *why* they are so advanced . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2016 12:13 AM (6FqZa)

470 Cthulhu could you TinyURL that link to remove the smiley face?

All Hail Eris
http://www.livescience.com/49711-japanese-robot-hotel.html
And I think you got a message via the AE35 unit.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:13 AM (OEWRk)

471 Blade Runner has odd things like interstellar travel and newspapers, and bioengineering and no cellphones.

Posted by: eman
They went for a "future retro" style, and because they mixed up retro styling with a sci-fi plot, the lack of cellphones or the presense of newspapers won't interfer with the suspension of disbelief.
Posted by: Are you asking if I'm a Hat or a Lesbian?


I'm going with lithium interference.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 12:14 AM (9YDUz)

472 Covenant is unfilmable because Thomas Covenant is kind of a dick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:14 AM (jR7Wy)

473 This world is hopeless,
But i love it anyway
That's why they givin' all the good love for free
And if u need love, with your lovin' are you brave?
Come on and give a little good love to me
That's what they want.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBh17_dmaFw

Posted by: Melvin at January 02, 2016 12:14 AM (ZedYY)

474 If George Lucas were President instead of George Washington, we'd of destroyed England with X wing fighters and the Force would be President to this day.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 02, 2016 12:15 AM (7EHW6)

475
464 Blade Runner has odd things like interstellar travel and newspapers, and bioengineering and no cellphones.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:02 AM (MQEz6)

They went for a "future retro" style, and because they mixed up retro styling with a sci-fi plot, the lack of cellphones or the presense of newspapers won't interfer with the suspension of disbelief.
Posted by: Are you asking if I'm a Hat or a Lesbian? at January 02, 2016 12:11 AM (vBeA5)

Well, yeah, but much easier to do for the 1982 audience.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:15 AM (MQEz6)

476 I just figured they were going for the noir gumshoe vibe.


They were. Harrison Ford was supposed to have a fedora like a good noir detective but then Indiana Jones came out and they decided they couldn't put him in a hat again.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 02, 2016 12:16 AM (1xUj/)

477 Ah.... Goat's Head Soup. A criminally under rated LP.





It is! (Just got back from an errand, so this is late).



For some reason "real" Stones fans weren't supposed to like it
because Angie was a sell-out or something. It was quite a good album.



And it had Starfucker.



Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 02, 2016 12:02 AM


It followed EOMS and it was light on rock with a capital "R". It's more than quite good. It has good songs, a wacked out hazy vibe and immaculate playing. Some of the best they ever produced. It's different and die hards didn't want different.

Posted by: otho at January 02, 2016 12:16 AM (EWg9n)

478 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:13 AM (OEWRk)
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Meh. Uncanny Valley and all that. Give me gleaming metal Metropolis bots any day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:16 AM (jR7Wy)

479 When they buy me low sodium shit I just *ADD* salt!
You ain't the boss of me, suckers!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 02, 2016 12:16 AM (7EHW6)

480 Machine Man and not as Maria.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:17 AM (OEWRk)

481 If George Lucas were President instead of George Washington, we'd of destroyed England with X wing fighters and the Force would be President to this day.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton


you laugh, but gibberish like this gets edited out of Hillary's stump speeches every week

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2016 12:17 AM (6FqZa)

482
472 Covenant is unfilmable because Thomas Covenant is kind of a dick.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:14 AM (jR7Wy)

Yeah, it is a hurdle.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:18 AM (MQEz6)

483 *fap* *fap*
wait, thats a dog... oh well

*fap *fap*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 02, 2016 12:18 AM (7EHW6)

484 They were. Harrison Ford was supposed to have a fedora like a good noir detective but then Indiana Jones came out and they decided they couldn't put him in a hat again.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 02, 2016 12:16 AM (1xUj/)
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I've been watching "The Expanse" and the gumshoe Miller affects a hat as a retro nod to classic detectives, much to the annoyance of everyone who sees it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:19 AM (jR7Wy)

485 Too bad HAL was not conniving enough to cause the AE35 unit to have real fault so Poole and Bowman would buy his story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:20 AM (OEWRk)

486 465 It's a good way to feel insignificant.
I get that from my bank statements.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:11 AM (YJmuy)



I get it from voting in California.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:21 AM (oKE6c)

487 458 It's time for Horrywood to do Thomas Covenant.


That would be interesting. Not going to happen. Not a lot of people have heard of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 02, 2016 12:21 AM (NGd+i)

488 ..."It's a good way to feel insignificant."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at January 02, 2016 12:10 AM (mxCgt)

#1. "I walked the cat."

This is just something out of science-fiction to me. I don't doubt you, as your record is clear. I simply sit in Utter Fucking Amazement at this feat.

I've never owned a cat, nor have I interacted with them on a regular basis, but... Dood.

I feel insignificant nightly amongst The Horde, but even God's Heavenly Stars and Structure don't compare to the sense of "awe" when I read something like...

"I walked the cat".

That is something that God will have to explain to me after I reach the Pearly Gates.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:21 AM (OQ9R7)

489 I kinda like Dark Matter a little.

Mostly due to the hot Asian babe.

Sadly, the evil that is Wil Wheaton is in it.

Bearded Wil Wheaton.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:21 AM (MQEz6)

490 Yeah Miller's hat, he looks like a low-rent bookie down on the South Side. Why couldn't they steal one of the horse trainer's hats from Secretariat? Or is Miller trying to say "I wish I was an Earthman" with it?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:22 AM (OEWRk)

491 Yes, walking a cat will make you feel insignificant.

Posted by: The Cat at January 02, 2016 12:23 AM (8aOqE)

492 Is Bearded Wil Wheaton from the alternate universe wherein his character doesn't suck?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2016 12:23 AM (6FqZa)

493
Driveby. Too tired to lurk or post.


Remember, all of you,we are Americans, so the head is held HIGH--most especially during these times.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.




Posted by: irongrampa at January 02, 2016 12:23 AM (jeCnD)

494 Maybe "walking the cat" is what the kids are calling it these days.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 02, 2016 12:23 AM (1xUj/)

495 Or is Miller trying to say "I wish I was an Earthman" with it?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:22 AM (OEWRk)
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That's exactly what everyone accuses him of. Cuz who needs a hat in an enclosed artificial environment? Hipster douchebags do, that's who.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:24 AM (jR7Wy)

496 Slapweasel: "The guy told me that he walked his cat."

God: "He was pulling your leg."

Slapweasel: "That's what I thought!"

God: "You were right, My Son."

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:24 AM (OQ9R7)

497
492 Is Bearded Wil Wheaton from the alternate universe wherein his character doesn't suck?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 02, 2016 12:23 AM (6FqZa)

Too soon to tell.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:24 AM (MQEz6)

498 Well, I can't get into any of this (it's not you, it's me... or maybe it's that guy over there)... so I'll leave you with this.

If you look at the December archives for AoS,
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/2015_12.php
the headline beginning "In Briefing for Columnists," has an open-italics, but fails on close-italics. All the rest of the post headings are italicized.

Ace's work. The barrel belches heavily.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - archivally at January 02, 2016 12:25 AM (ACs58)

499 Those two Seattle girls who read the series in their nighties can stand as canon IMO.

Fantasy Bedtime Hour is now on archive.org apparently...



Wha?? I'll have to look for that when I get home.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 02, 2016 12:25 AM (NGd+i)

500 470
Cthulhu could you TinyURL that link to remove the smiley face?

All Hail Eris
http://www.livescience.com/49711-japanese-robot-hotel.html
And I think you got a message via the AE35 unit.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:13 AM (OEWRk)


Sorry, link's been closed. Cybermoose out front shoulda told ya.

Would you believe: www.foundsf.org/ index.php?title=File: Presidio$golden- gate-bridge-south-end.jpg ?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

501 434 Never understood why San Francisco got so much love. Place is a shithole.
One of the worst cities I have ever visited.
Used to hate having to go down there for work.
Posted by: Garrett at January 01, 2016 11:56 PM (vXMy9)



It is now, but wasn't always.


Once articles show up proclaiming a city "the" place to be, its days are numbered. Songs ("If you're going to San Francisco, have a flower up your ass") are even worse. Every useless asshole in the country will thunder there in no time. If I were living in a small town paradise, and some shithead reporter showed up to put the town "on the map," I'd kill him and bury him in the backyard, and consider that I'd done my civic duty.

"Reporter? No, haven't seen one," he says, tending unusually luxuriant rose bushes.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:25 AM (oKE6c)

502 G'Night, Mindful WW!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:26 AM (OQ9R7)

503 That is something that God will have to explain to me after I reach the Pearly Gates.

It's simple really.

You and the cat walk outside.

Cat takes off.

You go back inside.

Cat comes back when it damn well feels like it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:26 AM (YJmuy)

504 489 I kinda like Dark Matter a little.

Mostly due to the hot Asian babe.



Melissa O'Neil? She's a babe. Not sure she's Asian.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 02, 2016 12:28 AM (NGd+i)

505 Cat comes back when it damn well feels like it.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:26 AM (YJmuy)


I trust you take the same view on letting him back in. Four or five hours outside in freezing weather should redress the balance of power a bit.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:28 AM (oKE6c)

506 Does anybody here know how to raise giant chipmunks with high pitched voices? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 02, 2016 12:28 AM (7EHW6)

507 Walking the cat is one of those special yo-yo tricks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 02, 2016 12:29 AM (FkBIv)

508 506 Does anybody here know how to raise giant chipmunks with high pitched voices? Thanks in advance.
Posted by: Harry Reid at January 02, 2016 12:28 AM (7EHW6)




What about Hillary?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:29 AM (oKE6c)

509 I trust you take the same view on letting him back in. Four or five
hours outside in freezing weather should redress the balance of power a
bit.


That should be enough to earn kitty taking a dump in your shoe.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:29 AM (YJmuy)

510 Comiket 89 Cosplay - Day 3:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zadn2nc

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zhr5rv8

Posted by: The Cosplay Hat at January 02, 2016 12:30 AM (vBeA5)

511 All Hail Eris, I think The Expanse could have started better with them just focusing on Miller. Start with a bit more action so the audience can tell what kind of person he is along with his Flatland FNG partner. Also with the mining ship, focus more on it but skip the stupid let's shear this guy in a spacesuit's arm off. And for the UN they need something besides Biotch Queen torturing a Belter to show the corruption..

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:30 AM (OEWRk)

512
504 489 I kinda like Dark Matter a little.

Mostly due to the hot Asian babe.


Melissa O'Neil? She's a babe. Not sure she's Asian.
Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 02, 2016 12:28 AM (NGd+i)

Canadiasian, I think.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:31 AM (MQEz6)

513 Somebody mentioned The Expanse. Its ok. I'm assuming they are taking a round a bout way to connect the various story lines. I do like the dudes hat.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 02, 2016 12:31 AM (NGd+i)

514 "It's simple really.
...Cat comes back when it damn well feels like it.
"
-Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:26 AM (YJmuy)

Is that what Mike Hammer does?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:31 AM (OQ9R7)

515 That should be enough to earn kitty taking a dump in your shoe.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:29 AM (YJmuy)


That won't be the last time that cat interacts with my shoe.
Btw, thanks for reminding me why I dislike cats.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:31 AM (oKE6c)

516 *fap* *fap*
wait, thats a dog... oh well

*fap *fap*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton
****

Fap? Shouldn't it me more like schlorp, schlorp, schlorp?
Or Bzzzzzzzzzzz?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 12:31 AM (hVdx9)

517 509 I trust you take the same view on letting him back in. Four or five
hours outside in freezing weather should redress the balance of power a bit.
That should be enough to earn kitty taking a dump in your shoe.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:29 AM (YJmuy)



Then make that four or five days.


Hey, coyotes gotta eat too.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:32 AM (oKE6c)

518 "Walking the cat is one of those special yo-yo tricks."
-Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 02, 2016 12:29 AM (FkBIv)

No, *HAH!*, no.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:32 AM (OQ9R7)

519 "Fap? Shouldn't it me more like schlorp, schlorp, schlorp?
Or Bzzzzzzzzzzz?
"
-Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 12:31 AM (hVdx9)

If I ever see you, I'm going to fight you.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:33 AM (OQ9R7)

520 I trust you take the same view on letting him back in. Four or five hours outside in freezing weather should redress the balance of power a bit.
Posted by: Jay Guevara
---------------------
Like:
http://tinyurl.com/jb47h38

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc. etc. at January 02, 2016 12:34 AM (mxCgt)

521 Is that what Mike Hammer does?

No idea, you'd have to ask his cat. The cat posts here often enough, he's probably a regular reader.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:34 AM (YJmuy)

522 In San Francisco you get take a seat on a trolley and watch a completely crazy dude get on the trolley, take a seat, holler and scream at the top of his lungs for the whole long ride, and no one bats an eye.

It is a filthy zoo of a city.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:34 AM (MQEz6)

523 So Emperor Norton II is a meth-head down where Pier 39 used to be.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:36 AM (OEWRk)

524 Happy New Year!!!

I resolve that BHO will not be spending $70 million of our money on vacations after this year.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at January 02, 2016 12:36 AM (WQ7Wn)

525 That won't be the last time that cat interacts with my shoe.
Btw, thanks for reminding me why I dislike cats.


Seen one get revenge by making nice and purring until target allows said cat on lap. Kitty then proceeds to urinate on target's lap.

Cat pulled the same stunt, on the same target, twice.

Bundles of furry joy, they are.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:37 AM (YJmuy)

526 The Expanse is starting to grow on me. Anybody read the books? Worth reading?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:38 AM (jR7Wy)

527 Into the third mini bottle of champagne from the 4-pack I bought the other day.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2016 12:38 AM (sdi6R)

528 522 In San Francisco you get take a seat on a trolley and watch a completely crazy dude get on the trolley, take a seat, holler and scream at the top of his lungs for the whole long ride, and no one bats an eye.
It is a filthy zoo of a city.
Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:34 AM (MQEz6)



Again, yes, it is - now. I grew up there, and it was a perfectly nice city. That was when North Beach was still Italian, and the fruits and the Commies hadn't overtly taken over the place.

Also, the Ferry Building was one of the tallest buildings in the city. I have a photo I took as a pre-teen down California Street (IIRC; it's been a long time).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:38 AM (oKE6c)

529 If I ever see you, I'm going to fight you.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T)
****

I see someone is out of brain bleach.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 12:38 AM (hVdx9)

530 "No idea, you'd have to ask his cat. The cat posts here often enough, he's probably a regular reader."
-Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:34 AM (YJmuy)

I'll ask the cat.

But first...

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)

531 Seen one get revenge by making nice and purring until target allows said cat on lap.


See, that was his mistake right there: letting the cat onto his lap.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:39 AM (oKE6c)

532 522 In San Francisco you get take a seat on a trolley and watch a completely crazy dude get on the trolley, take a seat, holler and scream at the top of his lungs for the whole long ride, and no one bats an eye.
It is a filthy zoo of a city.
Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 12:34 AM (MQEz6)




Ah, so you met the mayor?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:40 AM (oKE6c)

533 I'll ask the cat.

But first...



Cats have really rough, sandpapery tongues.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 02, 2016 12:40 AM (1xUj/)

534 I used to shit in Fat Freddy's boot all of the time. This will only make sense to people of a certain age.

Posted by: Fat Freddy's Cat at January 02, 2016 12:40 AM (mxCgt)

535 "I see someone is out of brain bleach."
-Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 12:38 AM (hVdx9)

I couldn't shake it. You'll have to fight me.

*bangs head against tree*

...nope. We're still "on".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:41 AM (OQ9R7)

536 I used to shit in Fat Freddy's boot all of the time.

And his headphones.

Posted by: Phineas Freak at January 02, 2016 12:41 AM (FkBIv)

537 534 I used to shit in Fat Freddy's boot all of the time. This will only make sense to people of a certain age.
Posted by: Fat Freddy's Cat at January 02, 2016 12:40 AM (mxCgt)
---
I'll shit in your shoes
And pee in your hat
And spray the whole house
With Essence of Cat

My older sister had lots of Rip Off Press comix

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:42 AM (jR7Wy)

538 I used to shit in Fat Freddy's boot all of the time. This will only make sense to people of a certain age.

Considering all the "houseplants" you ate, it was probably the only thing he had to smoke.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:42 AM (YJmuy)

539 Seen one get revenge by making nice and purring until target allows said cat on lap. Kitty then proceeds to urinate on target's lap.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 12:37 AM (YJmuy)


Mine just pees on the living room carpet. I guess I should count my blessings.

Oh, and I keep an old plastic shower curtain on the bed when I'm not using it. Because reasons.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2016 12:42 AM (sdi6R)

540 Is there anything in SF besides the Presidio and Golden Gate Park not named Moscone?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:42 AM (OEWRk)

541 "Ah, so you met the mayor?"
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:40 AM (oKE6c)

*HAH!*

I just doubled-over and peed a little!

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:43 AM (OQ9R7)

542 540 Is there anything in SF besides the Presidio and Golden Gate Park not named Moscone?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:42 AM (OEWRk)




Sure. Some things are named after Harvey Milk, others after various Communists.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:44 AM (oKE6c)

543 I couldn't shake it. You'll have to fight me.

*bangs head against tree*

...nope. We're still "on".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T)
****

CT scan and a cordless drill. Trust me, it works.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 12:45 AM (hVdx9)

544 And my sister also had an enormously fat cat to whom she fed "houseplants", named "Dude".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:46 AM (jR7Wy)

545 ...and the Commies hadn't overtly taken over the place.
Posted by: Jay Guevara

----------------

Well, that didn't take long. Jay has triggered the first 2016 posting of this excerpt from Micky Spillane's 'One Lonely Night' :

"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago..."



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 12:46 AM (n22zQ)

546 Houseplants named Dude?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 02, 2016 12:47 AM (FkBIv)

547 "CT scan and a cordless drill. Trust me, it works."
-Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 12:45 AM (hVdx9)

That's what they said the last time.

*eats own shirt*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:47 AM (OQ9R7)

548 She fed the house plants to the cat, not vice versa.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 12:48 AM (jR7Wy)

549 The houseplant said, "Feed me Seymour!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:48 AM (OEWRk)

550 I resolve that BHO will not be spending $70 million of our money on vacations after this year.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at January 02, 2016 12:36 AM
--

hahahaha.

That's what YOU think.

Posted by: President for Life Obama at January 02, 2016 12:50 AM (9JJgN)

551 I am not sure that cats are really domesticated.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 02, 2016 12:50 AM (GzDYP)

552 "The houseplant said, "Feed me Seymour!""
-Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 12:48 AM (OEWRk)

I'm supposed to throw something now, aren't I?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:51 AM (OQ9R7)

553 Well, that didn't take long. Jay has triggered the first 2016 posting of this excerpt from Micky Spillane's 'One Lonely Night' :
"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago..."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 12:46 AM (n22zQ)



I did specify "overtly."

SF and Berkeley have had a Red problem since at least the 30s, if not before. Not sure why.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:51 AM (oKE6c)

554 So I'm a very bad sports fan. Loved several big sports all my life, but for years now just can't make the effort to follow any of them seriously. College football has always been good (was lucky to see the entire Coryell era at SD State, when the game was changed forever).

So I figured I'd catch a little college ball at its best - top bowl games (now actually a sort of limited playoff). Even though the Orange on Dec. 31 and the Sugar being last on Jan. 1 instead of first still seems very wrong.

Uh huh. Wow. Up side is commitment was minimal, turned out a quarter or so of all but the Clemson game was enough. Otherwise, three traditional Super Bowl-type games (i.e. boring and lop-sided).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2016 12:51 AM (QDnY+)

555 I should note that, in keeping with our annual New Years' tradition, we spent the afternoon doing a "TRG". There is a local day spa where we can relax in a nice hot tub with attached steam room (and cold plunge, which we use to splash our faces and store our water bottles) and shower for one hour. Then, we move on to deep-tissue massages to get the kinks out. After our massages, we go out to a nice dinner. Being heathens, we refer to this as the "Tub, Rub, and Grub" plan -- thus, TRG.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

556 There is an old saying about cats. The Egyptians once worshiped them as gods, they haven't forgotten. I still prefer cats.

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 02, 2016 12:52 AM (NGd+i)

557 Heh. I see that Fat Freddy's cat has his own wiki entry:
http://tinyurl.com/p9zpkjh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 12:52 AM (n22zQ)

558 Well, that didn't take long. Jay has triggered the first 2016 posting of this excerpt from Micky Spillane's 'One Lonely Night' :
"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago..."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 12:46 AM (n22zQ)



Spillane 2016.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:52 AM (oKE6c)

559 -Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2016 12:51 AM (QDnY+)

Yeah. You invested time into a shitload of nothing.

Maybe the National Championship Game will be better.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)

560 Mine just pees on the living room carpet. I guess I should count my blessings.

Posted by: rickl
--------------------
I loved that rug, man. It really tied the whole room together, did it not?

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 12:55 AM (UICf+)

561 Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2016 12:51 AM (QDnY+)


I enjoyed playing a number of sports, but have little interest in watching them. As a fan, that is. I enjoy studying the biomechanics of athletes: how they run, throw, catch, hit, etc., but don't generally care about who's playing or what the score is.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:55 AM (oKE6c)

562 I am not sure that cats are really domesticated.
Posted by: OldDominionMom
-----------------

Me either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 12:55 AM (n22zQ)

563 "I loved that rug, man. It really tied the room together."
-Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 12:55 AM (UICf+)

What's with the marmot?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:56 AM (OQ9R7)

564 There should be a database of women who have inserted speakers into their vaginas for the world to see.

And if your basic/standard fetus can't keep a 9/8 time signature, well, let's just banish the whole family to a third world shithole of 3/4 losers.

Posted by: Fritz at January 02, 2016 12:57 AM (BngQR)

565 good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2016 12:58 AM (uZNvH)

566 I'm back.

20/20 tonight is doing an hour on the Couch family. You know them, the folks with the drunk driving "affluenza" son, who got caught in Mexico.

I say let 'em do hard time. Unfortunately they probably won't. Wouldn't surprise me if the family turns out to be politically connected.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 02, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

567 Slap actually I didn't invest any time, part of my point. Sort of watched Clemson game (half at a cigar shop, outside), thenparts of the first quarters of the other three - might have checked in on Alabama's blowout in the 2nd just to make sure it was what it looked like.

Won't go out of my way to see the final, but will probably check it early on to see if it's much of a game.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2016 12:59 AM (QDnY+)

568 "I enjoyed playing a number of sports, but have little interest in watching them. As a fan, that is. I enjoy studying the biomechanics of athletes: how they run, throw, catch, hit, etc., but don't generally care about who's playing or what the score is."
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:55 AM (oKE6c)

ESPN has a "Sports Science" show that allows leeway between fandom and idiocy, if that's your bag.

It is interesting, but "science" is stretching the term.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:59 AM (OQ9R7)

569 G'Night, chemjeff!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 12:59 AM (OQ9R7)

570 What's with the marmot?
Posted by: Slapweasel
-----------------
Who gives a shit about the fucking marmot?!?

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 01:02 AM (UICf+)

571 ..."Won't go out of my way to see the final, but will probably check it early on to see if it's much of a game."
-Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2016 12:59 AM (QDnY+)

Roger that, Sir. Might your dalliances be rewarding!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:02 AM (OQ9R7)

572 Just finished "Soldier". That is the most "80s" 90s movie I've ever seen.

Good night all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 02, 2016 01:03 AM (jR7Wy)

573 G'night chem

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 01:04 AM (n22zQ)

574 Yeah Jay I still play hockey, but probably can no longer name more than 3 or 4 NHL players. Remember one time going in a hockey store in suburban DC to get my skates sharpened, noticing an unfamiliar jersey hanging near the counter, and asking which team that was. The owner sort of glared at me - "North Carolina, Hurricanes". Me: North Carolina has an NHL team?? (I really didn't know that) He shook his head in playful disgust. This was back when I was playing 2 or 3 times a week, and teaching adult beginners.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 02, 2016 01:05 AM (QDnY+)

575 The crowd dwindles.
Good night to Eris also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 01:05 AM (n22zQ)

576 "Who gives a shit about the fucking marmot?!?"
-Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 01:02 AM (UICf+)

*panics in the bathtub*

Screw you, Nihilist!

Say what you will about the tenets of Socialism, but at least it's an ethos!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:06 AM (OQ9R7)

577 G'Night, Eris!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:06 AM (OQ9R7)

578 Happy New Years fellow morons,

Does anybody have any use for or know of anybody that could use a slightly used B-767 captain? Seems that my former employer decided that while I was out on unpaid sick leave and that I became unqualified while I was out with pneumonia they let me go. Did I mention they owe me over $7500 in unpaid per diem and expenses...and what must be totally unrelated that I cancelled a flight in Saipan because of fuel leaks... And less than 1 week later another of their planes caught on fire in FLL.

Do Not Fly Dynamic Airways.

Not a disgruntled ex employee, just a professional captain that the safety of my passengers is the number one priority.

Posted by: Alf767 at January 02, 2016 01:07 AM (VtSj9)

579 ..."Not a disgruntled ex employee, just a professional captain that the safety of my passengers is the number one priority."
-Posted by: Alf767 at January 02, 2016 01:07 AM (VtSj9)

Sir? If I may speak out of order?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:09 AM (OQ9R7)

580 Who gives a shit about the fucking marmot?!?

What's that on the television then?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 01:09 AM (YJmuy)

581 Happy New Year's all.

We're up at Dad's in Cheeseland. Best to you all in 2016.

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 01:10 AM (G1bPM)

582 Not a disgruntled ex employee, just a professional captain that the safety of my passengers is the number one priority.
Posted by: Alf767
--------------------

Not the best way to start the new year.
*strikes Dynamic Airways from potential carriers list*

Still, sounds like you have marketable skills, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 01:10 AM (n22zQ)

583 "What's that on the television then?"
-Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 01:09 AM (YJmuy)

Weasels. A shitload of weasels.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:10 AM (OQ9R7)

584 ..."We're up at Dad's in Cheeseland. Best to you all in 2016."
-Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 01:10 AM (G1bPM)

Slappy New Year, Farmer!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)

585 Yeah but that ewok wasn't shot by a stormtrooper with a blaster. It was blasted by an AT-ST.
Posted by: CDR M at January 01, 2016 09:51 PM (SCx0h)


You know, I'm getting sick of people getting happy when a stormtrooper is killed. Don't people know that he doesn't want to really be there because you know he has a family back home that he wants to get back and see, but those filthy rebels keep making him get deployed to some 3rd planet shithole to deal with them.


And it was next to impossible to crown a national champion in football until the BCS because almost every conference had a bowl tie-in, and they couldn't get out of them.

Southwest Conference Cotton Bowl
Big 8 Orange Bowl
SEC Sugar Bowl
Big 10/Pac 8/10 Rose Bowl

Those were the bowls that had the big payouts and played on New Year's Day.

Then, in the 80's Penn St and Miami were ranked 1 & 2 and were probably going to different bowls because the payouts to the NYD 4 bowls were so much more than any other bowl, it would have made no financial sense to play in any other bowls. However, the Fiesta Bowl came calling and promised the two schools a payout equal to the Orange, Sugar or Cotton Bowls. Both schools jumped at it, played the game on the 2nd, and the Fiesta Bowl became one of the "Big 4" bowls when the SWC and Big 8 became the Big12 and dumped the Cotton Bowl for its champion.

Since that time, the bowls worked together (sans Rose) to try to crown a national champ.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, Stormtrooper Appreciation Council at January 02, 2016 01:12 AM (Z7G74)

586 "In San Francisco you get take a seat on a trolley and watch a completely
crazy dude get on the trolley, take a seat, holler and scream at the
top of his lungs for the whole long ride, and no one bats an eye. It is a filthy zoo of a city."

My favorite SF mass transit stories have to do when the cars get routed back to the car barn well after dark, when the system is shutting down for the night, and the cleaning crews start working through, and in one car they find a dearly-departed wino or junkie in one of the seats, and it's clear from the state of rigor mortis and fragrant sniffis that the decedent has been riding the rails for most of the day, stone cold dead, with dozens of people in turn sitting right next to him, and no one noticing or saying anything.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2016 01:12 AM (noWW6)

587 553
Well, that didn't take long. Jay has triggered the first 2016 posting of this excerpt from Micky Spillane's 'One Lonely Night' :
"I
killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them
in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the
nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've
ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons
of bitches who should have died long ago..."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 12:46 AM (n22zQ)


I did specify "overtly."

SF and Berkeley have had a Red problem since at least the 30s, if not before. Not sure why.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2016 12:51 AM (oKE6c)


It'd be nice if it were wrapped-up in a bow the way "Frankfurt School" supposedly explains why Chicago is such a corrupt Marxist shithole....except that the Frankfurt School only got there in the 1950's, after pulling out of their earlier late-30's Hollywood digs (partially because of the blacklist) after their first attempt in North America, NY (Columbia). How this explains the Chicago Haymarket Riots of 1886, I don't know.

I can, however, point to the fact that the hapless United Nations established its charter in San Francisco in 1945. Certainly, midwifing that clusterfuck should count for some globalist totalitarian creds.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:13 AM (EzgxV)

588 I'm back.

20/20 tonight is doing an hour on the Couch family. You know them, the folks with the drunk driving "affluenza" son, who got caught in Mexico.

I say let 'em do hard time. Unfortunately they probably won't. Wouldn't surprise me if the family turns out to be politically connected.

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

I suspect the mother and son have an "unnatural" relationship.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 01:13 AM (hVdx9)

589 Tilikum, Brian DePalma's working on the script as we speak.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 02, 2016 01:14 AM (ntObR)

590 I am out for the night.
Please wait until I am out of earshot before you talk smack about me.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 02, 2016 01:15 AM (hVdx9)

591 How does one actually join the Yahoo group?

When I click through it
sticks me in the About tab and says I can't even look at that (must be a
member). There's no option to join. Tried in several browsers, even under different Yahoo accounts.

Posted by: Jason M at January 02, 2016 01:16 AM (A+9q9)

592 Please wait until I am out of earshot before you talk smack about me.

It's no fun to talk about someone when they are not there and unable to defend themselves.

It's a lot of fun to talk about them when they are there and unable to defend themselves.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 01:18 AM (YJmuy)

593 591
How does one actually join the Yahoo group?

When I click through it

sticks me in the About tab and says I can't even look at that (must be a

member). There's no option to join. Tried in several browsers, even under different Yahoo accounts.


Posted by: Jason M at January 02, 2016 01:16 AM (A+9q9)


Email someone -- try Maet. It helps to have showered first.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:18 AM (EzgxV)

594 Email someone -- try Maet. It helps to have showered first.

Now you tell me...

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 01:21 AM (YJmuy)

595 ..."We're up at Dad's in Cheeseland. Best to you all in 2016."
-Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 01:10 AM (G1bPM)

Slappy New Year, Farmer!
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:11 AM

So Slap, I've missed over 500 posts here, what's going on? A marmot is loose?

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 01:23 AM (G1bPM)

596 Marmot has a long moustache.

Posted by: BBC at January 02, 2016 01:24 AM (FkBIv)

597 594
Email someone -- try Maet. It helps to have showered first.

Now you tell me...


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 01:21 AM (YJmuy)


I thought you were grandfathered-in, or something.....what was it? Disturbed-uncle'd-in? Long-lost-cousin-now-off-probation'd-in? The TRO expired-in? You said you had an official reason to be there, but now they can't bump you out-in? I could have sworn.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:26 AM (EzgxV)

598 I could have sworn.....

I'm in, just would have been nice to know the etiquette bits.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 01:28 AM (YJmuy)

599 "and what must be totally unrelated that I cancelled a flight in Saipan
because of fuel leaks... And less than 1 week later another of their
planes caught on fire in FLL."

Jeez. Even if no fire results, flying into and out of Saipan is not a great place to be potentially short of fuel. Even if you're providing charter services to a professional long distance swimming team.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2016 01:28 AM (noWW6)

600 596
Marmot has a long moustache.



Posted by: BBC at January 02, 2016 01:24 AM (FkBIv)


In order to make a marmot, it is extremely useful to already have one available....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:29 AM (EzgxV)

601 Gonna call it a night folks. Thanks for the great chat.

Again, happy new year!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 02, 2016 01:31 AM (ntObR)

602 598
I could have sworn.....

I'm in, just would have been nice to know the etiquette bits.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 02, 2016 01:28 AM (YJmuy)


Once you're in, the showering thing isn't as necessary. It mainly helps to get through the Maet interview. Hell, I couldn't remember the secret handshake to save my life....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

603 ..."You know, I'm getting sick of people getting happy when a stormtrooper is killed. Don't people know that he doesn't want to really be there because you know he has a family back home that he wants to get back and see, but those filthy rebels keep making him get deployed to some 3rd planet shithole to deal with them."

I usually tell people that I'm "going to fight them", as a silly ruse.

If I ever see you, I'm going to Knock Your Ass Out.

Wear your white armor, clone.

-On a serious note, you nailed the Bowl Idiotship Series' 'pre-today' stupidity To a Fucking Tee!

They were tied to a Bowl Game! It was an incestuous system, but it paid well. The worst part?

You could never have a National Champion!

People that talk about this system being "stupid" hadn't lived and learned through the previous "system".

They have no idea what they are talking about.

As an Ohio State fan, though? They shouldn't have been one of the Final Four last year.

...even though the selection was ultimately vindicated through a National Championship.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:32 AM (OQ9R7)

604 The marmot is a type of weasel.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 01:34 AM (MQEz6)

605 "Jeez. Even if no fire results, flying into and out of Saipan is not a great place to be potentially short of fuel. Even if you're providing charter services to a professional long distance swimming team."
-Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2016 01:28 AM (noWW6)

Rule of Thumb, 101.

I've said this repeatedly, but there are those who simply react emotionally.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:34 AM (OQ9R7)

606 G'Night, qdpsteve!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:35 AM (OQ9R7)

607 604
The marmot is a type of weasel.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 01:34 AM (MQEz6)


As is the okapi, the chickadee, and the gharial -- tell me something I don't know.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

608 "So Slap, I've missed over 500 posts here, what's going on? A marmot is loose?"
-Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 01:23 AM (G1bPM)

A marmot always gets loose on the ONT. It is our job to corral it and place it in its cage.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)

609
607 604
The marmot is a type of weasel.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 01:34 AM (MQEz6)


As is the okapi, the chickadee, and the gharial -- tell me something I don't know.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

One old AoS meme.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 01:38 AM (MQEz6)

610 The panda moved.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (MQEz6)

611 As is the okapi, the chickadee, and the gharial -- tell me something I don't know.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)


Portugal's territorial gains from WWI consisted of the Kionga Triangle, taken back from German East Africa.

Posted by: The Kiongan Hat at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (vBeA5)

612 A marmot always gets loose on the ONT. It is our job to corral it and place it in its cage.

Posted by: Slapweasel


Well, if you don't forget to put the cap on and put it back in the fridge we wouldn't have this problem, now would we?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (9YDUz)

613 607
604

The marmot is a type of weasel.



Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 01:34 AM (MQEz6)


As is the okapi, the chickadee, and the gharial -- tell me something I don't know.


Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)


I should note that I'm the sort of animal geek that goes to zoos and says, "OMG, they've got a gharial here!" and hauls everyone past much more photogenic and popular exhibits to visit it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

614 "As is the okapi, the chickadee, and the gharial -- tell me something I don't know."
-Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)

Dood. You sound like you're defending yourself against ManWithNoParty.

Easy, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:40 AM (OQ9R7)

615 I should note that I'm the sort of animal geek that goes to zoos and says, "OMG, they've got a gharial here!" and hauls everyone past much more photogenic and popular exhibits to visit it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)


#GharialLivesMatter

Posted by: #GharialLivesMatter at January 02, 2016 01:42 AM (vBeA5)

616 604 The marmot is a type of weasel.
Posted by: eman
-----------------
I think it's a pomeranian. I can't leave him home alone or he eats the furniture.

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 01:43 AM (UICf+)

617 610
The panda moved.

Posted by: eman at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (MQEz6)


Then it must not have been an English panda....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

618 614
"As is the okapi, the chickadee, and the gharial -- tell me something I don't know."

-Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:36 AM (EzgxV)



Dood. You sound like you're defending yourself against ManWithNoParty.



Easy, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:40 AM (OQ9R7)


One doesn't so much defend oneself against MWNP.....

Posted by: Obi-wan Cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

619 A marmot always gets loose on the ONT. It is our job to corral it and place it in its cage.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:37 AM

Maybe someone could be a sacrificial lamb and take it to the barrel w/ them. It was cleaned out for the New Year wasn't it?

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 01:46 AM (G1bPM)

620 "Well, if you don't forget to put the cap on and put it back in the fridge we wouldn't have this problem, now would we?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (9YDUz)

I feel a little defensive at this statement. I am on "Marmot Patrol", Good Sir.

*shows badger*

You'll see my recommendations, appropriations and commendations via paper, blah, significant notarized forms...

This may seem a lot of explanation for the recusal of innocence, having known a furtherance of justification, whereas...

*cough*

Okay. I left the cap off. I should have put the Weasel-Jug back in the fridge.

*kicks dirt*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:50 AM (OQ9R7)

621 615
I should note that I'm the sort of animal geek that goes to zoos and
says, "OMG, they've got a gharial here!" and hauls everyone past much
more photogenic and popular exhibits to visit it.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)



#GharialLivesMatter

Posted by: #GharialLivesMatter at January 02, 2016 01:42 AM (vBeA5)


Indeed they do! Now, if we could only get them into protest marches.....

Posted by: Obi-wan Cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

622 BTW -- never, never, never, never, never confuse your marmots with your marmosets....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:52 AM (EzgxV)

623 "Maybe someone could be a sacrificial lamb and take it to the barrel w/ them. It was cleaned out for the New Year wasn't it?"
-Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 01:46 AM (G1bPM)

I once heard of a Biblical character named "Saint Farmer".

He would carry all of our sins into the darkness because, you know, Saint and stuff.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:53 AM (OQ9R7)

624 Just remember Jimmy Hoffa's sage advice:

"Run from a knife but close on a gun."

Posted by: Whitehall at January 02, 2016 02:01 AM (SQqAv)

625 Listen... I would love to carry-on with you characters until dawn finds its way, but I need to listen to some Duran Duran and T'Pau.

I wish you all the Very Best.

You know I mean it, because I capitalized it.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 02:01 AM (OQ9R7)

626 Apropos of a random memory trigger from @623....I was doing some holiday shopping at Trader Joe's and came across a bottle of Amontillado -- a concoction that I have never tasted. I bought it and plan to open it and have a glass on January 19. Anyone else recognizing the value of this should hie themselves hence to their own local TJ's.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:02 AM (EzgxV)

627 Indeed they do! Now, if we could only get them into protest marches.....
Posted by: Obi-wan Cthulhu at January 02, 2016 01:50 AM

They'd all prolly vote for the Hilldebeast!

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:03 AM (G1bPM)

628 Saint Monica is the patron Saint of Morons. Sometimes, Saint Dominic Savior fills in for her. True story.

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 02:03 AM (UICf+)

629 *spreads the last of the marmot with a spatula on a thick slice of toasted hawaiian bread*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 02:04 AM (9YDUz)

630 Kara stares at the now silent phone. Siberian tiger. In the Castro. Eating someone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 02:05 AM (OEWRk)

631 Kara stares at the now silent phone. Siberian tiger. In the Castro. Eating someone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 02:05 AM (OEWRk)


Kinky...

Posted by: Charlie Sheen and the Tiger at January 02, 2016 02:06 AM (vBeA5)

632 Slapweasel has some heart and soul? I'm shocked I tell you! Shocked!

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 02:06 AM (OEWRk)

633 Cool!! No idea that James Doohan did an episode of the Twilight zone. I knew about Shatner and Nimoy but did not know Doohan too. I wonder if Kelley was in it too?

Posted by: Puddleglum@work at January 02, 2016 02:06 AM (NGd+i)

634 Since we dined out tonight, I had ample opportunity to shamelessly eavesdrop on neighboring tables. One young lady was talking about attending an event where all of her favorite authors would be signing things....which sounds so immensely wrong to me. The great majority of my favorite authors are dead, because I look for great writing across the entire western canon. The utter vacuity of someone who only knows of authors now breathing is mind-boggling.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

635 I once heard of a Biblical character named "Saint Farmer".
He would carry all of our sins into the darkness because, you know, Saint and stuff.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:53 AM

Well don't confuse Saint Farmer w/ this Moron Farmer, big difference. Just ask the Mrs.

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:08 AM (G1bPM)

636 628
Saint Monica is the patron Saint of Morons. Sometimes, Saint Dominic Savior fills in for her. True story.

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 02:03 AM (UICf+)


I was born in Santa Monica......

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

637 Cthulhu, from Star Trek IV.

Spock, "Ah the great ones."

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 02:10 AM (OEWRk)

638 @ 626
I'm smelling what you're stepping in -
There is a little museum in Richmond that i used to frequent often.

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 02:11 AM (UICf+)

639 -On a serious note, you nailed the Bowl Idiotship Series' 'pre-today' stupidity To a Fucking Tee!

They were tied to a Bowl Game! It was an incestuous system, but it paid well. The worst part?

You could never have a National Champion!

People that talk about this system being "stupid" hadn't lived and learned through the previous "system".

They have no idea what they are talking about.

As an Ohio State fan, though? They shouldn't have been one of the Final Four last year.

...even though the selection was ultimately vindicated through a National Championship.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at January 02, 2016 01:32 AM (OQ9R7)



I shake my head at the people that say the playoffs should have 8 teams. 4 teams is the sweet spot. In any given season, the top 2 teams are usually head and shoulders above everyone else, and in the odd season, you may get 3-4 teams, but never more than that.

This season, Clemson and Alabama proved they were much better than everyone else the whole season, and OU/MSU earned their spots by winning some come from behind wins. Iowa and Notre Dame proved they should not have been in an 8 team playoff, and Stanford losing two regular season games (one to Northwestern and one to Oregon) meant that they shouldn't have been in the playoff because it is a season long championship.

At 16 games, then OKState, UNC, FSU, and Northwestern all get in the playoffs. All got trucked by lower ranked teams.
Fo

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper formerly MrCaniac, Stormtrooper Appreciation Council at January 02, 2016 02:11 AM (Z7G74)

640 We have a marmot that lives in the stone wall behind the house. His name is Churchill. He's a cheery little guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 02:11 AM (n22zQ)

641 Apropos of a random memory trigger from @623....I was doing some holiday shopping at Trader Joe's and came across a bottle of Amontillado -- a concoction that I have never tasted. I bought it and plan to open it and have a glass on January 19. Anyone else recognizing the value of this should hie themselves hence to their own local TJ's.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:02 AM

I think I recognize the date, but not the liquor. No TJ's around here, do you have an idea what it tastes like?

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:12 AM (G1bPM)

642
Jason Wingreen the REAL Boba Fett is dead at age 95.

Posted by: otho at January 02, 2016 02:13 AM (EWg9n)

643 The Cask of Amontillado.
https://youtu.be/nrrIm4ozbUc

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 02:14 AM (OEWRk)

644 The utter vacuity of someone who only knows of authors now breathing is mind-boggling.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:07 AM

And you were surprised in this day how?

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:14 AM (G1bPM)

645 Jason Wingreen the REAL Boba Fett is dead at age 95.

Posted by: otho at January 02, 2016 02:13 AM (EWg9n)


*buuuuurp*

Posted by: Sarlacc at January 02, 2016 02:15 AM (vBeA5)

646 "Siberian tiger. In the Castro. Eating someone."

It's actually a pretty long way from the Zoo to the Castro.

Not as the crow flies, but in terms of intervening complex urbanity.

Ocean Beach. Or the Sunset District. Maybe West Portal.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2016 02:15 AM (noWW6)

647 And you were surprised in this day how?
Posted by: Farmer
------------------

I saw a young woman reading a book at the local lunch counter the other day. I stopped and asked what she was reading. To my astonishment, it was Wilkie Collins, 'The Moonstone'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 02:19 AM (n22zQ)

648
630
Kara stares at the now silent phone. Siberian tiger. In the Castro. Eating someone.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 02:05 AM (OEWRk)


Did you look up the actual event? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Zoo_tiger_attacks -- the moat wall was designed to be 18 feet tall, the zoo let 5.5 feet of crap accumulate in it so it was only 12.5 feet tall, some dumbass kids on drugs dangled body parts over the wall, and Tatiana was out and away. Killed the first kid in front of the exhibit, stalked a second kid to where he was banging on a locked food stand begging to be let in because he was being stalked by an apex predator -- only to have the food stand call 9-1-1 and report someone possibly on drugs.....

That's what actually happened. If you can't top that in a novel, you need to hang-up your keyboard.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:21 AM (EzgxV)

649 638
@ 626

I'm smelling what you're stepping in -

There is a little museum in Richmond that i used to frequent often.

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 02:11 AM (UICf+)


I've been to the grave in Baltimore, but hadn't previously known of the museum in Richmond. *fistbump* Gotta go there.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)

650 Did you look up the actual event? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Zoo_tiger_attacks -- the moat wall was designed to be 18 feet tall, the zoo let 5.5 feet of crap accumulate in it so it was only 12.5 feet tall, some dumbass kids on drugs dangled body parts over the wall, and Tatiana was out and away. Killed the first kid in front of the exhibit, stalked a second kid to where he was banging on a locked food stand begging to be let in because he was being stalked by an apex predator -- only to have the food stand call 9-1-1 and report someone possibly on drugs.....
That's what actually happened. If you can't top that in a novel, you need to hang-up your keyboard.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:21 AM

Now I remember when that happened. File it under first world problems created by first world idiots. I'd like to say only in SF, but...

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:25 AM (G1bPM)

651 Hammer, you still around?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 02, 2016 02:26 AM (9ltS8)

652 All Kara knows is what her friend on the force told her. A Siberian tiger escaped from the zoo and in the Castro gnawing on someone. And in her mind she reprocessed the information into those sentences.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 02, 2016 02:26 AM (OEWRk)

653 641
Apropos of a random memory trigger from @623....I was doing some holiday
shopping at Trader Joe's and came across a bottle of Amontillado -- a
concoction that I have never tasted. I bought it and plan to open it and
have a glass on January 19. Anyone else recognizing the value of this
should hie themselves hence to their own local TJ's.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:02 AM



I think I recognize the date, but not the liquor. No TJ's around here, do you have an idea what it tastes like?



Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:12 AM (G1bPM)


I suspect it is similar to sherry -- but if I knew, I wouldn't have bought it. I also haven't accumulated an unusual number of bricks, if anyone's worried. I'm thinking more an homage than a re-enactment.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

654 Heh: "Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from sherry."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 02:31 AM (9YDUz)

655 647
And you were surprised in this day how?

Posted by: Farmer

------------------



I saw a young woman reading a book at the local lunch counter the
other day. I stopped and asked what she was reading. To my astonishment,
it was Wilkie Collins, 'The Moonstone'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 02:19 AM (n22zQ)


Awesome!!! Begin at the beginning. Did she say anything further about how she managed to be reading a classic work of literature instead of some godawful modern tripe?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

656 "some dumbass kids on drugs dangled body parts over the wall, and Tatiana was out and away"

The Dhaliwal brothers, if memory serves.

I would of course say, "only in San Francisco," but really, dumbasses on dope are everywhere these days.

The "only in San Francisco" part is that AFTER the dumbasses on dope managed to get an incredibly rare protected species shot to death by the panicked city police, a bunch of the locals rose up to, in the spirit of Gaia-worshipping conservationist probity, demand maximum sentencing for the perps.

Just kidding. What actually did happen was that the perps retained some of the most expensive criminal defense attorney talent in town, and the lawyers whistled up buddies in the local leftist identity-politics-outrage machine, and before you knew it, there were noisy demonstrations for clemency for the dumbshits who got the rare tiger waxed, because they were of an appropriate epidermal hue and sporting an exotic ethnic surname.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2016 02:32 AM (noWW6)

657 #653 Per Wikipedia:

Amontillado is a variety of sherry wine characterized by being darker than fino but lighter than oloroso.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 02, 2016 02:33 AM (kXoT0)

658 654
Heh: "Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from sherry."



Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 02:31 AM (9YDUz)


It has been decades since I've last read it. And, BTW, Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles has a weird and wonderful SF takeoff from that guy.....which I fear will be lost and abandoned by the Short-Attention-Span generation.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)

659 Amontillado is a variety of sherry wine characterized by being darker than fino but lighter than oloroso.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now
franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 02, 2016 02:33 AM (kXoT0)


So... relative of yours?

Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat at January 02, 2016 02:35 AM (vBeA5)

660 To my astonishment, it was Wilkie Collins, 'The Moonstone'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 02, 2016 02:19 AM

How very odd and refreshing.

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:36 AM (G1bPM)

661 It has been decades since I've last read it. And, BTW, Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles has a weird and wonderful SF takeoff from that guy.....which I fear will be lost and abandoned by the Short-Attention-Span generation.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)


Do they even teach Poe in schools anymore? Heck, do they teach anythig other than post-modernist craptastice rants by those of a politically correct sex, race, orientations, &c?

Posted by: Teh Edukated Hatt at January 02, 2016 02:36 AM (vBeA5)

662 So... relative of yours?
Posted by: The Ethanolic Hat at January 02, 2016 02:35 AM (vBeA5)

Nope and it's been years since someone joked about my first name being the name of a wine.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 02, 2016 02:42 AM (kXoT0)

663 656
"some dumbass kids on drugs dangled body parts over the wall, and Tatiana was out and away"

The Dhaliwal brothers, if memory serves.

I would of course say, "only in San Francisco," but really, dumbasses on dope are everywhere these days.

The
"only in San Francisco" part is that AFTER the dumbasses on dope
managed to get an incredibly rare protected species shot to death by the
panicked city police, a bunch of the locals rose up to, in the spirit
of Gaia-worshipping conservationist probity, demand maximum sentencing
for the perps.

Just kidding. What actually did happen was that
the perps retained some of the most expensive criminal defense attorney
talent in town, and the lawyers whistled up buddies in the local leftist
identity-politics-outrage machine, and before you knew it, there were
noisy demonstrations for clemency for the dumbshits who got the rare
tiger waxed, because they were of an appropriate epidermal hue and
sporting an exotic ethnic surname.


Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2016 02:32 AM (noWW6)


The Dhaliwals were the ones that got away. Their bud that they taunted into getting killed was the Sousa kid. Would have been cosmic justice if Tatiana had left Sousa alone after clawing her way up his leg to liberty, then hunted down both Dhaliwals like the rats they were -- and got tranked and safely returned to captivity.

Prior to this episode, I was a member of the SF Zoo Society. I resigned in disgust -- an 18 foot moat with 5.5 feet of crap in it?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:44 AM (EzgxV)

664 Nope and it's been years since someone joked about my first name being the name of a wine.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 02, 2016 02:42 AM (kXoT0)


You think you have it tough?

Posted by: Harvey Wallbanger at January 02, 2016 02:44 AM (vBeA5)

665 Now?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:45 AM (EzgxV)

666 Now???

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 02, 2016 02:46 AM (vBeA5)

667 Or later?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

668 A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A-IoOEPbUs

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 02, 2016 02:46 AM (vBeA5)

669 And, BTW, Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles has a weird and wonderful SF takeoff from that guy.....which I fear will be lost and abandoned by the Short-Attention-Span generation.

Posted by: cthulhu


I think Bradbury will only be obscured because he's been ghettoized into a SciFi genre author. His stuff is short and TEFL easy.

Another project for rich, 'actual' conservatives; take worthwhile cannon and turn them into internet media.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 02:47 AM (9YDUz)

670 Be well all, time for bed here. Best let the doggies out here at Dad's tomorrow when they want. Hopefully we can come back after the pup puked on his stairs today.
*he loves them both*

Posted by: Farmer at January 02, 2016 02:48 AM (G1bPM)

671 661
It has been decades since I've last read it. And, BTW, Ray Bradbury's
Martian Chronicles has a weird and wonderful SF takeoff from that
guy.....which I fear will be lost and abandoned by the
Short-Attention-Span generation.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)



Do they even teach Poe in schools anymore? Heck, do they teach
anythig other than post-modernist craptastice rants by those of a
politically correct sex, race, orientations, c?

Posted by: Teh Edukated Hatt at January 02, 2016 02:36 AM (vBeA5)


Common Core is the last stop on that line. There is no actual education left in the "education system" -- there is only indoctrination.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:50 AM (EzgxV)

672 Common Core is the last stop on that line. There is no actual education left in the "education system" -- there is only indoctrination.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:50 AM (EzgxV)


Spent New Years at a get-together where we watch old Batman stuff. While Robin was "figuring out" some of the Riddler's riddles, someone shouted out "Commone Core" and everyone laughed.

Posted by: Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium Hatman! at January 02, 2016 02:53 AM (vBeA5)

673 672
Common Core is the last stop on that line. There is no actual
education left in the "education system" -- there is only
indoctrination.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 02:50 AM (EzgxV)



Spent New Years at a get-together where we watch old Batman stuff.
While Robin was "figuring out" some of the Riddler's riddles, someone
shouted out "Commone Core" and everyone laughed.

Posted by: Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium Hatman! at January 02, 2016 02:53 AM (vBeA5)


The political aristocracy is attempting to blame their bad behavior on the economic aristocracy, that at least produces something; the economic aristocracy is attempting to blame their bad behavior on the government -- despite the government working in very odd, wonky ways under the influence of lobbyists and PACs. Both are being enabled by totalitarian bureaucracies and technologies as never before.

Politicians need to realize that long-term survival depends on the well-being of their constituents -- not their cronies in business; Businessmen need to realize that long-term survival depends on the goodwill of their customers -- not their cronies in government. Bureaucracies need to re-learn accountability and customer service. And, sadly, we need regulation to pry-apart data-mining and blow it up.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

674 Politicians need to realize that long-term survival depends on the well-being of their constituents -- not their cronies in business;
Posted by: cthulhu


Politicians are well aware that any fallout from their capitualtion will never hurt them or their immediate family.

Businessmen need to realize that long-term survival depends on the goodwill of their customers -- not their cronies in government.

It's cheaper for big business to do otherwise.

Bureaucracies need to re-learn accountability and customer service. And, sadly, we need regulation to pry-apart data-mining and blow it up.

Bureaucracies, protected from competition and scrutiny, are not a thing that learns. They are a hive mind, there is no 'there' to be appealed to. It is an un-elected cancer in the body politic.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 03:13 AM (9YDUz)

675 Politicians need to realize that long-term survival depends on the well-being of their constituents -- not their cronies in business; Businessmen need to realize that long-term survival depends on the goodwill of their customers -- not their cronies in government. Bureaucracies need to re-learn accountability and customer service. And, sadly, we need regulation to pry-apart data-mining and blow it up.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 03:03 AM (EzgxV)


You'll get your total surveillance state and like it, Comrade....

Posted by: Big Brother Gender Neutral-Sibling at January 02, 2016 03:15 AM (vBeA5)

676 Well. Spent NYD in Kitty ER, so if this is a sign and portent ... oh fcuk ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 02, 2016 03:16 AM (AoK0a)

677 Well. Spent NYD in Kitty ER, so if this is a sign and portent ... oh fcuk ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 02, 2016 03:16 AM (AoK0a)


What happened?

Posted by: The New Years Hat at January 02, 2016 03:17 AM (vBeA5)

678 Venezuela Supreme Court blocks opposition's parliamentary super-majority in 'judicial coup'

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h44pbnh

Posted by: The New Years Hat at January 02, 2016 03:20 AM (vBeA5)

679 Simple jump from counter to floor but bopped a drawer on the way down.

Xray broken at ER1 and several doggy emergencies ahead of us.

ER2 said Christmas Day was a zoo.

Serious cast on hind leg.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 02, 2016 03:23 AM (AoK0a)

680 674
Politicians need to realize that long-term survival depends on the
well-being of their constituents -- not their cronies in business;

Posted by: cthulhu



Politicians are well aware that any fallout from their capitualtion will never hurt them or their immediate family.




So, that needs to change.




Businessmen need to realize that long-term survival depends on
the goodwill of their customers -- not their cronies in government.



It's cheaper for big business to do otherwise.





So, that needs to change.




Bureaucracies need to re-learn accountability and customer
service. And, sadly, we need regulation to pry-apart data-mining and
blow it up.



Bureaucracies, protected from competition and scrutiny, are not a
thing that learns. They are a hive mind, there is no 'there' to be
appealed to. It is an un-elected cancer in the body politic.




So, that needs to change.





Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 03:13 AM (9YDUz)

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 03:23 AM (EzgxV)

681 So, that needs to change.
So, that needs to change.
So, that needs to change.
Posted by: cthulhu


Lots of hope and change, compadre.

*rolls another one, just like the other one...*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 03:27 AM (9YDUz)

682 Politicians are well aware that any fallout from their capitualtion will never hurt them or their immediate family.

Eric Cantor is doing well but is not Speaker of the House as foretold by the Prophecy ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 02, 2016 03:29 AM (AoK0a)

683 *rolls another one, just like the other one...*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 03:27 AM (9YDUz)


Word.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzCcpE64SM4

Posted by: Syd Barrett at January 02, 2016 03:30 AM (vBeA5)

684 Further and to my stupid point; you're asking institutions to change their stripes, rather than lessening the institutions' reach and scope.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 03:31 AM (9YDUz)

685 681
So, that needs to change.

So, that needs to change.

So, that needs to change.

Posted by: cthulhu





Lots of hope and change, compadre.



*rolls another one, just like the other one...*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 03:27 AM (9YDUz)


Start with "it's gonna happen" and back-into "how". The alternative is Venezuela del Norte. Be a part of the solution.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 03:31 AM (EzgxV)

686 684
Further and to my stupid point; you're asking institutions to change
their stripes, rather than lessening the institutions' reach and scope.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 03:31 AM (9YDUz)


I'm asking for people who have been preyed upon by institutions to abolish said institutions entirely, as a good start.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2016 03:35 AM (EzgxV)

687 Night all.

Here is some early Barrett: "Lucy Leave":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzSCGT4MZtI

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 02, 2016 03:40 AM (vBeA5)

688 Night ... long day ... long weekend until vet opens Monday trying to keep very active cat "quiet" ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 02, 2016 03:45 AM (AoK0a)

689 Marie Holmes, of Shallotte, North Carolina, bailed her live-in boyfriend, 31-year-old Hot Sauce, out of jail for the third time since March early Friday morning after posting his $12 million bond following an arrest for violating a pre-trial release agreement for prior heroin-related charges. She posted McDow's $3million bail in March, after he had been in jail since 2014 on heroin-trafficking charges. In August, she posted his $6million bail after he was cited during a raid in July. The bonds are skyrocketing because the amount doubles if a defendant breaks pre-trial release rules. The non-refundable fee paid to bailbondsmen is at least seven per cent, which for Holmes, hits about $1,470,000. Daily Mail

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 02, 2016 03:46 AM (iQIUe)

690 Oh, Marie is the one who won PB last March. She took home about 88 million. 1.5 mil is probably chump change to her.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 02, 2016 03:56 AM (iQIUe)

691 You wanna know what pisses me the fuck off?

My friends, and they are my friends, at the new years eve party last night, were planning to go out tonight to Canton. I didn't say anything, I was on the periphery of their conversation, but they never asked me if I wanted to go with them.

Look, I know I'm 20 years older than they are. And I spent a lot of time and angst to get to the place where I am now, completely comfortable with myself and my life. A bunch of 30 year olds getting drunk because WHOO HOO isn't really my thing, I've been there and done that, decades ago. I might have said yes just because it's fun to be with them when they're like that, like I said, they ARE friends. I might have declined.

Still, I would have liked to have been asked, y'know?

I spent years of my life learning how to be comfortable with myself, healthily. Now that I have, though, it seems my perceived equanimity of not NEEDING others around to validate me is biting me in the ass. Sometime, I'd like it if they asked me to go be stupid. I might even say yes.

I just irks me.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 02, 2016 04:24 AM (N8hFs)

692
My friends, and they are my friends, at the new years eve party last night, were planning to go out tonight to Canton. I didn't say anything, I was on the periphery of their conversation, but they never asked me if I wanted to go with them.
...
I just irks me.
Posted by: Weirddave


It's 19XX, you're 21. You feel no pain, no worry, no care for tomorrow or today's ill-conceived idea.

Is that dude that's 41 in any part of your plans?

Answer honestly and ye shall be healed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2016 04:43 AM (9YDUz)

693 I thank you for the compliment, saying "20 some years ago" would make me 21.

My friends are at least a decade older than 21 with kids of their own.

But if I were 21, and if the old fart me was as cool as I am, then you're damn skippy.

What could be better than hanging out with me?

Not much.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 02, 2016 05:11 AM (N8hFs)

694 It just HURT MY FEELINGS. If I thought HURT MY FEELINGS mattered for a pitcher of spit, I'd be a SJW stalwart. Here I'm just bitching.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 02, 2016 05:24 AM (N8hFs)

695 What could be better than hanging out with me?

Posted by: Weirddave
----------------
Hangin' out with Gingy?

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 05:26 AM (UICf+)

696 What could be better than hanging out with me?



Posted by: Weirddave

----------------

Hangin' out with Gingy?


You'd think so, but no. I'm a lot more fun. She just....knits all the time. If your idea of a god time is worsted wool and dying quandaries then she's your huckleberry.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 02, 2016 05:32 AM (N8hFs)

697 Yeah, just throwing out some snark.
But good luck with the hurt feelings. As you know, that a buck fifty will get get you a cup of coffee at 7-11.

Posted by: Chi at January 02, 2016 05:43 AM (UICf+)

698 That Panda tasted of bamboo au jus......made the lil farker clear the snow first.....Black & White tho' add a lil KOLOR next time will ya DISNEY/pixarse.......

Posted by: saf at January 02, 2016 07:50 AM (qKiBT)

699 Meh. Who buys .223 rifles in Ruger flavor? 750$ at my Wal Mart. Complete with five rd mag and a paragraph on safety embossed on the barrel.

Posted by: ceraphym at January 02, 2016 01:19 PM (MAniv)

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